Local Youth Tells Of Nine
Years Wandering Over The
Earth From Lure Of Travel
(EDITORS NOTE: There Is
In every hoy end young man,
at some period in their lives,
the urge “to see the world," or
go wandering. Employed at the
Piedmont cafe in Shelby k a
87-yeur-old fellow who follow
ed that luring call of the wan
derlust and the open roadway
when he was 18 years of age.
In the nine yean he has seen
and experienced practically all
there is to see and experience
In the farthermost parts of the
globe. The pictures of the sev
eral continents In the geogra
phy books to him mean a bee
tle series of exciting, amusing,
and educational incidents. To
day and in successive issues
Ted League, the young soldier
of fortune, relates his experi
ence as a feature narrative,
true throughout, for The Star.)
NINE TEARS WANDERING OVER
THE PACE OF MOTHER EARTH
(By Ted League.)
At the age of 27 years, an age
' When most young men are just
Setting good started in the world, it
|g my lot that I can look back
upon experiences rivalling to a de
cree the wanderings, both actual
and imaginative, of Kipling, and
the sea experiences of that master
•tory-teller, Joseph Conrad.
Perhaps 1 have not trotted over
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Office in Judge Webb Bldg.
Over Stephenson Drug Co.
Office Phone 530, Residence 030
SHELBY. N. C.
Arkansan Convinced Since HU
Childhood That “Black*
Draught Can't Be
Beaten” For It.
Wert Helena. Arte.—“I am fifty
two yean of age, and X have taken
Black-Draught, when needed, all my
life." writes Mr. O. h. Smith, of 353
Uorth Third Street, this city.
“When X was Just a child, my
mother made Black-Draught tea.
and gave It to ms for colds and
WltOBaneWi It was a family medl
telne with us.
“After X was grown and went out
On the farm, working hard, I would
get a dull, tired feeling and a bad
tasta in my mouth. I would know
Chen, that X was bilious. I would
take a few doses of Black-Draught,
and soon feed good as new.
“la later yean, I have taken
Black-Draught and It has helped
me fbr constipation and biliousness,
and X am still of the same belief, as
when a child, that Black-Draught
cant be beaten."
Thousands of men and women
find Black-Draught of great help In
relieving the common ailments, due
to constipation, biliousness and in
Black-Draught is prepared from
selected medicinal herbs and roots
A natural remedy for unnatural
conditions of the system.
Posts only 1 cent a dose, nc-201
♦or Con • 11 p«»t ion
the face of Old Mother Earth to
that extent, but as X think back
over the nine years since X left home
to follow the call of the wanderlust
there comes to my mind numerous
experiences almost, as fantastic as
those of Trader Horn.
Somehow T got a touch of the
experiences of the entire trio.
My Dusky Sweetie.
Kipling once wrote that “She
knifed me one night because I
wished she was white,” I didn't
wish my Filllpino girl to be white,
but I didn't want to marry her Just
the same, and to this day I carry
the scar from n steel-ball Boro
knife thrown by the brown girl’s
brother because I would not marry
her. Then I have sailed on all the
seas, and perhaps more, than Con
rad sailed, and T have had iny ups
and downs in the wilds of Trader
Fact Is, in the nine years, since
I left home at 18 until now when
X am setting up tables for Shelby
lunchers at nearing the age of 27,
I have visited and experienced
much In seventeen foreign lands.
In 17 Lands.
Others have rambled more, but I
guess it isn’t so bad to have visit
ed the following countries at the
age of 27: China. Japan, Korea.
Java, Russia, Australia, the Philip
pines, Hawaii, France, England,
Germany, Africa, Turkey and
A Bashful Boy.
And all this wandering—and I’ve
enjoyed it regardless of how it
started—came about because I was
bashful. Imagine a bashful Ameri
can boy getting almost bumped oft
because he made love to a Filipino
girl. But that get* ahead of my
story, and a story should be, they
tell me, related as It happened.
Well, here goes:
When I had reached the tender
age of eighteen I was known as
“that bashful League boy.” Bash
fulness, timidity, self-consciousness
tongue-tiedness and all of those
peculiarities of the backwoods farm
boy were mine two-fold. I wanted
to be like other boys and have a
good time with the fairer sex, but 11
I met one on the street I would
cross over to avoid the unpleasant
ness of the encounter—and you can
sympathize with me if you will.
Then, to cut matters short, I en
listed In the United States navy
without the consent or knowledge
of my parents, and then the fun
began. I made up my mind to do
the things I had always wanted to
do, but lacked the courage of my
Scared Of Parties.
Men in the same outfit with mo
would ask me to go out with them
on liberty parties and X would ac
cept; go to a party with them; and
never be asked again because of my
timidity. Gradually, I overcame
NOTICE OF SALE OF CORPOR
The undersigned has for sale
thirty (30) shares of the capital
stock of the Cleveland Bank and
Trust company represented by cer
tificate No. 13., Written offers or
bids therefore will be received by
the undersigned at its principle of
fice in Charlotte, North Carolina,
up to 12 o’clock noon on Wednes
day. April 10. 1929.
This the 28th day of March 1929
INDEPENDENCE TRUST CO.
Farms And Town
W. A. Broadway
Royster Bldp., Shelby, N. C.
Office Phone 775.
Residence Phone 471.
CASH FOR POULTRY
EVERY DAY IN THE
We are in the market every day for any amount
of Hens, Broilers, Cocks, and pay as much as New
York market will allow. Why crowd at a car when
you can bring your poultry to us any day that you
are not busy at home.
. We will also have a car every two weeks at South
ern Depot to buy poultry and if crowd is too great
you can bring your poultry to our plant, have it
^..-Weighed, get your check and hack home before you
-4.' coaU get to the car door. First car Wednesday,
• April 3rd.
.iy>- -Remember that we want your poultry EVERY
DAY and in ANY QUANTITIES at best CASH
PRICE. Prices this week same as next week’s car.
See F. B. Price, Jr. prices in this issue.
SHELBY FEED CO.
LOCATED WITH SUTTLE HATCHERY.
^ -- __
some of the bashfulness and step
ped out once In a great while.
Hearing wild stories of life In the
Asiatics (China, the Philippines,
and Japan) X requested that I be
sent there for duty. My request was
returned approved because of iny
record. (Good conduct, etc.) Going
aboard the U. S. S. Henderson for
my trip around the continent,
through the Panama Canal, etc., X
was amazed at the stupenduousness
of a ship. (My first trip aboard'
We weighed anchor at dawn and
w'as well underway before reaching
Cape Hatteras, known as one of
(he roughest spots in the Atlantic
ocean I had been sick before with
several natural ailments but when
I got sea sick I wanted to die right
then and there. If you have ever
been to the point where you were
so sick until you cared not what
happened, cared not whether you
died—then you can appreciate how
f felt with my first dose of sea
sickness. Ye gods, what a felling.
I'll never forget it as long as I
live. It lasted three days and nights.
The only way I could get relief was
to fie down on the deck and look up
at the sky, and about every three
minutes some number ten shoe
would poke me in the vibs and a
grull voice would say "Snap out of
The trip was uneventful until we
reached the Panama Canal and In
1920 that was an event worth re
membering—to go through the
Oaton Locks at Panama. When
you can see the ship going into the
locks and feel the rise of the ship
as it goes from one lock to another,
pulled by little donkey engines, it
is indeed a great sensation. After
going through the locks on the At
lantic side of the canal we were
ushered Into a fresh water lake
through the Culebra cut, now fa
mous in history.
Coming Into this lake with the
pumps running full force, and the
sun beaming down with nil the
force of a June day in the tropics
It was our delight to strip our
selves of all clothing and stand on
the deck under the full pressure
of the fire hose. Gee but It felt
good. A canvas tank was rigged up
on the forecastle and all hands
were delighted with a swim on the
In The Canal.
Then on through the Culebra
Cut to the locks on the Pacific side
and to anchor at the docks at
Balboa, Canal Zone, C. A. We were
permitted liberty from one p. m.
until six p. m. and the town of
Balboa was wet!! Imagine the re
sult. Some of those fellows have
not returned to the ship until this
Weighed anchor at four p. m.
next afternoon headed for San
Diego, California, and as we were
Just leaving the bay at Balboa, the
alarm was sounded "Man Over
board.-* 1 was in the life boat crew
at the time and Just as soon as we
got the alarm all of us jumped into
the boat and were lowered Into the
ocean before the ship stopped.
Boxes, plank, anything that would
float were thrown overboard for
the man to hang onto. Those of us
hi the boat had to take directions
from the ship as to location, etc. We
were signaled "two men” and
knew that some other man had
Jumped after his buddy to try and
save him. We cruised around for
an hour or more, rowing a forty
foot whale boat with all our might
looking, watching for a glimpse of
the drowning man. Finally we
sighted him hanging onto a life
buoy which had been thrown over
board at the alarm. He was the
man who had tried to save his
buddy. We learned from him that
his buddy was slightly demented
and was in the hospital at the time
—and tried to end all of his wor
ries. He did. We saw no trace of
mm niter cruising arouna me spot
for three hours.
We then headed for San Diego
again and arrived there six days
later. Heading into the bay at San
Diego, we were surprised to find
the Pacific fleet anchored there and
knew that there would be a "hot
time In the old town tonight.” With
two thousand Marines and approx
imately 18,000 sailors and half as
many soldiers turned loose upon a
town the sise of San Diego, there
was something bound to happen. It
invariably does! More fights, more
drunks, more girls. Lord but I have
never seen as many girls at one
time in my life before or since. But,
as nature would have it, I went to
a picture show.
The morning paper carried three
extra sections telling about the
doings of the sailors and marines
the night before. (And the papers
don’t tell everything.)
I was sent to the receiving ship
at San Diego, a place where all
men to be transferred to China
are kept. I did everything from
paint ships to sew' buttons while I
was there. There were one hundred
thirteen sub-chasers anchored
there, all of them out of commis
sion. waiting to be sold and we had
to paint those things from one end
to the other every month. Imagine
(Other installments of League’s
educational wandering will appear
In succeeding issues of The Star.)
An 1810 Coin.
These days dollars talk in Amer
ica. but there was a time when a
half cent looked as big as a ginger
cracker; and .they were In fact call
ed ginger* cakes. Mr. Mauney
brought such coin to The Star of
fice this week. It was dated 1810,
and was about the site of a quar
ter. It is probably very valuable.
In Setzer Home
Lincoln Co. News.
Friday evening about 6:30 lightn
ing ran into the home of Mr. John
F. Setzer on 16 highway north of
town, and did many pranks.
It is supposed the radio aerial at- !
tractcd ihe lightning into the home.1
The electricity visited several por- |
tions of the home, burning Mrs. Set-1
zcr who was in the kitchen, on the j
arm; tearing up stringers to 2 pairs!
of stept>„killed the family dog in one j
of the rooms, ran into the medicine J
closet breaking the bottles and eat
ing up a flash light, burned up tiie
radio, tore holes in the ceiling, burn
ed the wires connecting thc radio,
loud speaker, burned up'the aerial
wire, and otherwise pranked.
Members of the family wrere In
various parts of the home, two of,
the members being on the front:
porch; Mrs. Setzer in a bed loom
and Mrs. Setzer in the Kitchen, a
son was standing or sitting on a pair
of steps in tiro house, the stringers
of which were demolished, but the
lad was only slightly shocked. The
house filled with smoke following
The entire family had a miracu
lous escape, fortunately none of
them being seriously injured.
At Gastonia 7th
The regular quarterly meeting of
the Lutheran Brotherhood ol the
Southern conference of North Car
olina Synod has been postponed
from Sunday afternoon March 31
and will be held on Sunday after
noon April 7 in Holy Trinity
church, Gastonia. The public is
cordially invited, to attend this
meeting which consists of the dis
cussion of two topics “The Meaning
of the Church Festivals,” by W. K.
Mauney of Kings Mountain and
“The Origin and Proper Observa
tion of the Church Festivals,” by
Prof. Roy Webster of Mount Pleas
When police tried to arrest Mary
Lavin, 18,of Chicago, who weighs
300 pounds, she hid under the bed
and got stuck. It took four men to
pull her out.
Check before it (tart*.
Rub on—inhale vapors
Models of Paris
KtC* WEIR bEAUTy By USING
A. V, WKAY & 6 SONS.
Shelby, N. C.
KEEPING YOUR NOSE;
ON THE GRINDSTONE
is necessary now and then.
We asked one of our regu
lar traveling salesmen
whether he got a raise?
“Yep. I GOTTA RAISE one
hundred dollars by tomor
row or they’ll take my
Anytime we RAISE, it
will be on the quality of
OPALINE. (Sounds impos
sible with the present high
quality of these products.)
To use SINCLAIR o r
OPALINE is to know why
these products have won
such undying popular ap
» i.i ......
NOTICE OF SALE OF LAND
Under and by virtue of the au
thority conferred by deed of trust
by H. C. Ponder and wife, Kath
leen Ponder, to the First National
Bank of Durham, N. C., Trustee
dated April 1st, 1928, and recorded
in Book No. 150, page 181, Cleve
land county registry, the First Na
tional Bank of Durham, North
Carolina, will on
April 20th, 1929. At 12:00 O'clock M.
at the Court House in Cleveland
county, sell at public auction for
cash to the highest bidder the fol
lowing described property:
Beginning on a stake on the East
side of Second street, Northwest
corner of Lot No, 84, and runs
North 84 1-2 East 150 feet to a stake
m Beam's line; thence with his
line North 5 1-2 West 100 feet to a
stake; thence South 84 1-2 West
150 feet to a stake on East side of
Second street; thence South 5 1-2
East 100 feet to tire beginning.
Being Lots Nos. 90, 91, 92 and 93,
shown by plat recorded in Book of
Plats No, 1 at page 62 in the of
fice of Register of Deeds of Cleve
land county, North Carolina, ref
erence to which plats is hereby
made for further identification and
description of said lots.
This sale is made on account of
default in the payment of the in
debtedness secured by the said
deed of trust.
This 6th day of March, 1929,
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OF DURHAM, North Caro
W. S. Lockhart, Attorney,
Durham, N. C.
r-- 1 "■',l n
Dr. C. ML Peelr
Office Over Woolworth
Residence l’hone 460-W
Office Phone 99-W
IF YOUR EYES GIVE
TkKJ ANY TROUBLE
JR. ROBT. L. WILSON
Paul Webb &. Son's Drug
DR. H. C. DIXON
Office Over Wool worth’s.
Ilolrl Charles Bldg., Comer
Trade and W. Warren Sts.
After Lecmard Hudson of £3t.
Louis wounded Miss Grace Tyler
with a razor she consented to mar
ry him and prosecution was drop
Six months ago the doctor
would have passed him for
any amount of life insur^
ancc-'Woie> he won't.
Get all the insurance you
need, while you can. ,
C. R. WEBB
Shelby, N. C.
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