Manila And Crcssing Equator
Described By Local Wanderer
Grass Skirts And I'kclcli". Of Hono
lulu Encountered lly Kamhling
(Editor’s Note: This is the sec
ond Installment by Ted League, Id
eal youth, of his experience in vis
iting 17 foreign lands in less than
nine years of wandering.)
In September of that same year.
I was sent to the Receiving Ship at
San Francisco for further transfer
to the Asiatic Station. Stayed.in
San Frnncisro lone enough to hate
the fog, etc., and was sent with three
hundred other raw recruits from
the training station bn beard tin
U. S. S. Chaumont A transport
making regular trips from Han
Francisco to Honolulu, Guam, Ma
nila and China. While on board that
ship I was sent to get everything
from a hammock ladder io a sky
hook. Incidentally 1 was told to
watch for the "mail buoy" and
there's no such animal. (Hut. I did
not know that then > 1 watched
very dllligently for three hours or
more and it suddenly dawned upon
me that I was a "Boot," (The com
moil name for a recruit i .
A New Drink.
Tt took us jiist eh days lo reach
Honolulu ant) I v ;ys .only loo eager 1
1 lo Ret ashore mid to that tiimons i
i Waikiki Beach i it v.as sadly chs- |
! appointed because'of tin ..harp cor- j
[ til .in. the wafer A fair and carni- j
\ al i^tricily I'.rai 1 was being held i
on the out t.i: oldie town and
the allot and marines almost
Wrecked that plan Grass skirts ga
I lore ukelelo. Hawaiian Guitar's
strumming In the moonlight, was
j all too b'am titil and quaint to be ]
[true .but nevertheless it was. I was!
i Introduced to the native drink ot
j O-kooli-how. A mixture of shake
tl. v o.'d tli. hoi and lye. f-I'-m judg
] ing by the taste, only because I
iti ."r f"' .'yr.ed any of it.* It. was
'also called "block and tackle''
vvlm key. Take one drink, walk one
block and tackle anything you met.
1 1 pent everything I had on sou
venirs in Honolulu, sent them to
the lolk.. back heme and went back
aboard ship again, waiting lor the
time when we would leave for
Guam, M. 1. (Marinas Island.) Also
known as Midway island.
Eleven days spent on the deepest
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A LETTER TO MR. MILLK’AN, MANAGER OF
THE CHARLES STORE, A BOLT
Following is the partial contents of a letter written to
the local manager of the Charles Store, from the Sales Pro
motion Department of the organization, instructing Mr, Milli
ean as to the quality of these sandals. It is a very interesting
“The sandals which are to be advertised in the above ad
are outstanding in many ways. We wish to call your particu
lar attention to the manner in which this sandal Is finished.
If you will run your hand Into the toe of this shoe you will
find that there is not a rough surface anywhere; that no
matter how fine the hose may be there is nothing to harm
the hose in anyway whatever. You will also find that the
stitching is very uniform and smooth.
“For your information we are staating that there are two
types of sandals. One last is known as the European type and
the other the American. The European type last is the cheap
er one, and a good many tirm.- will be selling that one, where
as the last sold by us Is an American type last and costs more
than the European type of lust. We further wish to call
your particular attention to the liner finish on the patent
leathers. This finish is not only smooth but is very pliable
and of course this helps to prolong the life of the shoe.
“If it were not for the fact that we imported this sandal
direct from the manufacturer, we could not offer it at the
price which we are selling it; and when the ad says "Buy more
for your money in reliable merchanaise” we are not exagger
ating In the least. You will also .see 'tliat this sandal comes m
a very complete assortment of colors. You will note combin
ations of red, tan, blue, green, white and patent leather.
Some of these colors are more expensive than others and be
caus of this you will find that in a number of competitor's
stores there will not be shown as complete an assortment as
may be had at our store."
part, of the Pacific ocean, and sea f
sick again for the second time. Hut j
if wasn’t quite ns severe as tile!
first We arrived in Guam one af- j
ternoon about .three and left next
morning about four I did not go
ashore in Guam because there were
only seven square miles of terri
tory to be seen and all of it rock.
No scenery, no ‘ beautiful girls" or
other attractions worthy of note j
l ht n to Manila.
Iii A Typhoon.
.Just lad ore arriving at Manila
and w hile cruising through., the va
rious island east of (lie eapitol. we
encountered a typhoon and came
near losing another man but as
luck would have it. we saved this
one He was blown overboard by the
Arriving in Manila thirteen hours
late on tiie thirteenth of November,
making thirteen knots per hour and j
preparing to anchor m thirteen;
fathoms of water we struck hot - ’
tom atid lost a propeller. The ship
veered to port and we limped in
home with' only one leg.
Manila is the eapitol of the Phil
ippine Islands, the home of the
Governor General (Leonard Wood
at the tune) and known Tor its in
dustry. Thbse people raise several
tilings, mostly children and enough
dogs to have one for each of them.
Lice enough to cover everyone of it's
inhabitants from head to foot and
known as the home of the Bolo
knife. (Mentioned before in this
That I'iliplno Girl.
However, Manila is a beautiful
city, swaying palm trees, green
grass t lie year round and so hot
you want to stay under an ice pack
dry after day. However, the even
ings are quite pleasant. Dancing,
drinking, eating — anything you
could mention—all for the asking if
you had the price. The money ex
change there is just two Pesos (dol
lars i tor one American dollar. Your
money is practically doubled. The
food is also chet per—although not
so good—as in our own blessed Jcw
nttrd States. For instance an order
of ham and eggs would cost you
forty-five cents in America. There
it is thirty-five cent (their money
Sabe? Chicken was also cheaper and
since I nm from the country chicken
was my favorite dish, until I learn
ed that chickens are raised on car
lien and lire and then my thoughts
t timed elsewhere.
There are two prominent dance
halls in Manila. Lerma's and Santa
Ana. The latter known the world
over for Its tremendous size and
rrowds. More people dance there the
year round than at any other dance
pavilion in tlie world. Four orches
tras, two separate floors, divided
only by a curtain. One side for the
natives and the other for the for
eigners. They generally mix, how
tike A Lady.
T treated a certain Filipino girl
like a lady (Just to keep in prac
tice and she fell in love with me
When I refused to marry her and
take her back to flic States with
me, she told her brother and the
bolo tight ensued. He trailed me for
miles and finally threw the brio at
my throat. I dodged but it struck
me in the head. Funeral at three
Manila, as you remember, is the
place of that famous battle of Ad
miral Dewey when he stole through
the night past the huge guns of
Corregtdor into tlie bay of Manila
and captured the town. To this day
the walls that surrounded Manila
at that time are still there, al
though rather dilapidated, but the
memory still clings. Some of the
huge guns used in that battle are
still there and it is worth noting to
say that they are well cared for.
corregiaor, Known as one 01 tne
strongest forts In existence, is just
six miles from Manila, and it must
be passed before reaching Manila
by water There is a narrow chan
nel of water separating the two
batteries om Corregldor and it
would take a very powerful navy
indeed to get by without casualty.
Olongnpoo, P. I. is not very dis
tant from Manila and it is here
that Uncle Sam has his floating
dry docks, towed there through the
Suez canal from New York. Olong
apoo is the home of the Igorotes, or
that specie of human known to
have a tail about six inches long.
They live in grass huts built on
stilts as you have seen in the movies
at times. They need no description.
Further south in the Philippines,
down as far as Zamboango, you
will find the natives very scantily
dressed, the women wearing noth
ing but a dirty rag around their
waist. The iurther south you go the
dirtier the rag. The men wear as
little as possible and it is in fact
Cross The Equator.
Every full fledged shellback
knows the joys and sorrows of an
initiation when crossing the equa
tor for the first time. Naturally, It
is not called that in naval circles
but is known as the time when
King and Queen Neptune comes
On December 23. 1920, we were
headed for Singapore and w ere due
to cross the equator about 8:45 a.
m. All hands were prepared for the
arrival of that time and all of us
land-lubbers had been royally sum
moned before the court. The king
was received on board by the cap
tain of the ship and was given a
royal welcome by all. Then came
the .queen in all her glory. Her at
tendants were men of ell calibre
Men of the sea—some with only one
eye. Others with wooden legs, arms
( nirrt Of Honor Meets,
The court of lionor opened Mon
day night with a prayer by Rev.
II N. MeDlarmid. Alter the prayer
Dr. MoDiarrmd introduced t lie prin
cipal of the high school, Mr. An
drews. Mr. Andrews made one of
the nicest talks that lias every been
made before us.
Belwood seemed to gel most of
An announcement was made that
the next court of lionor would be
oil May 13. Another announcement
was made that there would be
council-wide rally held at Gastonia
There were only two scouts who
went up for the tenderfoot rank.
They were Mai Spangler and Thos.
The following went up for the
second class rank.
John MeClurd, jr., Dick Lc
Grand, Robert Toms. Charles Mc
Brayer, Edwin Williams, Alvin
Glenn, Robert Glenn, Durham
Bridges. Hubert Hoyle, George
Stamey, Robert Stainey, ->J. T.
Wright. Wayne Yoder, Milton
Smith, C. K. Hamrick, J. D, Hicks.
Sam Sain, Fred Props!, J. C.
Propst, Wilson Willis. Cecil War
lick, Yates Carpenter.
Agriculture: Joseph Brackett,
John Warlick, jr.
Athletics: Ralph Carpenter.
Automobiling: Robert Panther.
Basketry: Robert Lea Walker.
George Cabanlss, Glenn Simmons
Bee Keeping: Stough Peeler, Deb
Bird Study: George Cabanlss,
R. F. Tllden, "Crif" Walker, Dwight
Boggs, Jolui Brackett, Joseph
Brackett, J. W Brackett, jr.,
George Cabaniss, Ralph Carpenter,
William Dixon, Eugene Hubbard, J.
A. Hubbard. Hall Peeler, R. F. Till
man “Crin" Walker
Camping: “Crip" Walker.
Carpentry: Ralph Carpenter,
Cement Work: Paul Arrowood.
Civics: George Cabaniss, “Crip"
Walker. Wellington Martin
Electricity: Dwight Boggs, Dixon
Firenianship: George Cabaniss,
First Aid io Animals: Lee Willis,
Gardening: Joseph Brackett, P.
F. Tillman, Jno. Warlick, Thomas
Handicraft: John Warlick, jr.
Horsemanship: Stough Peeler,
Leather Wor(s: Stough Peeler, J.
Masonry: R. F. Tilinan. J. W.
Brackett, jr.. Joseph Brackett, Wil
Painting: John Brackett, Lee
Willis. Eugene Hubbard, Ralph
Pathfinding: “Crip" Walker, Hall
Peeler, John Brackett.
Personal Health: Dwight Boggs,
In slings, some on crutches—in fact
everything about them would de
note hard characters—men who
took a chance on everything.
After the royal welcome the
king's attendants prepared the
royal bath, which included tar and
feathers, lye water and everything
one shouldn't use. But of course it
was all In the spirit of- fun and
if you didn't like the treatment
they only made it worse. You took
the bath whether you liked it or
not. Then we walked the plank ever
the side of the ship, and I'll tell
you, when they put that blindfold
on me and hoisted me upon that
plank and said walk" t felt as if
I was walking to my doom. I had
already visited the royal barber and
had a pair of clippers run through
my hair. Had been shaved with a
butcher knife from the galley
(kitchenV and my eyebrows had
been plucked. So I knew that this
was to be the last and worst trial
of all. If I failed I could not get my
Neptune's certificate. So I tried
with all my might to look game
. and walked off the end of that
plank and fell forty feet into the
ocean. Down, down, down, Lordy,
but that was deep water, and I
finally started up again and when
I reached the top and inhaled a
breath of air it had never felt so
good before or since.
Hard On Hoover.
There were several other things
happened on that day too bad to
write although I would like to but
I know they would be censored so
why go to the trouble? But I'll say
this much, when President-elect
Hoover crossed the equator last fall
his party got nice treatment com
pared to ours.
(Other installments of League’s
wanderings will appear in succeed
! ing issues of The Star.*
Physical Development: Dixon
Willis, John Brackett, J. A. Hub-;
bard, Thomas Peeler. Robt Porter.i
Pioneering: Dixon Willis.
Poultry Keeping: J. W. Brackett, J
] Wm. Dixon, Debro Peeler, Lee j
1 Willis, Ralph Carpenter. Eugene j
i Hubbard. Wellington Martin, Stougli
Peeler, Thomas Peeler.
Plumbing: Stough Peeler.
Public Health: Dwight Boggs.
Hall Peeler, Thomas A. Peeler, R.
Reptile Study: Snookie Lineber
ger. Dixon Willis, John Warlick,
Thomas A. Peeler, William Dixon,
Salesmanship: John Warlick.
Scholarship: George Blanton, jr
Wood Carving: Lee Willis. Rob
ert Porter, John Brackett, Dwight
Wood Work: J. W. Brackett.
J W Brackett, Dwight Boggs,
Eugene Hubbard. George Cabanise,
! Hall Peeler.
The meeting was ended by a
| prayer offered by Mr. Andrews.
Eastern Star Women
Mrs. Ruth Mint/ Is Worthy Ma
tron. Mrs. Gro. Washburn
Presented With Jewel.
The O. E. S. of Shelby chapter
No. 110 had a call communication
Tuesday evening for the purpose
of installing the new officers elect
for the ensuing year.
The meeting was called to order
by the retiring worthy matron. Mrs.
George Washburn, after which she
introduced the installing officer.
Mrs. Mary A. Veneable. district
deputy grand matron of the grand
chapter of North Carolina.
Mrs. wasnpurn in a very impres
sive manner, expressed her appre
ciation of the loving, loyal coopera
tion of the.corps of retiring officers
during the past year.
Mrs. Wallace, past matron of
Shelby chapter, presented to Mrs. ,
Washburn in behalf of Shelby i
chapter No. 110, a beautiful past j
matron jewel which was accepted
by Mrs. Washburn in a very grate
The officers installed for the en
suing year were:
Mrs. Ruth Mintz, worthy ma
tron: Mr Tom Abernethy, jr.,
worthy patron; Mrs. Reitna Aber
nethy, associate worthy matron;
Miss Thelma Earle, secretary; Miss
Myrtle Harris, treasurer; Mrs.
Jennie Wright, conductress; Miss
Alma Myers, associate conductress;
Mrs. Georgia Hickson, chaplain;
Mrs. Nora Poston, marshal; Mrs.
Ola Wylie, organist; Miss Elsie Har
din, Adah; Mrs. Iva Weathers,
Ruth; Mrs. Minnie Putnam, Esther
Mrs. Minnie Pendleton, Martha;
Mrs. Ina Wilson, Electa; Mrs.
Johnie Young, warden; Mr, Ab
Immediately after tire installa
tion of officers the chapter was
closed and the new officers and
members were entertained by the
retiring officers. Delightful re
freshments were served.
Goerch Talks Many
Jobs Handed Mull
(Carl Goerch in Washington
Governor Gardner has offered O.
M. Mull practically every political
position that is within his power to! i
bestow. ! |
"Gardner Offers Mull New Post,'*! j
reads a headline in one day’s paper. ! 1
"Mull Refuses to Accept Post,"!]
Last wet k the Cleveland county
citizen was tendered the position as
chairman of the state prison board.
Tuesday he refused to qualify. The
News and Observer keeps Mr. Mull's
photograph in a convenient place
and the picture is run religiously
every time an offer is made him and
every time he refuses to accept.
The whole thing is getting rather
borcsome. If Mr. Mull doesn’t want
any political honor, why doesn't he
tell the Governor to quit offering
them to him? Things lia\e reached
a stage wherein practically every
appointee to public office has the
knowledge that he is second choice, j
Mr. Mull previously -declined to ac- '
cept the position which they now
Berlin.—An invention which it is j
hoped will make transatlantic tele
phony by cable as clear as that on '
short land lines has been submit- |
ted to the Prussian Academy of
Sciences. It involves a steel wire
around a copper conductor and a
system of amplifiers.
SHELBY, N. C.
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