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The Cleveland Star
. SHELBY, N. C.
MONDAY — WEDNESDAY — FRIDAY
By Mali, per year__„__$2.50
By Carrier, per year___$3 oo
THE STAR PUBLISHING COMPANY. INC.
LEE B. WEATHERS ...._........._President and Editor
S. ERNEST HOEY_____Secretary and Foreman
RENN DRUM' __....... News Editor
A. D. JAMES __........_-___Advertising Manager
Entered as second class matter January 1, 1905, at the postolllce
At Shelby, North Carolina, under the Act of Congress. March 3. 1879
We wish to call your attention to the tact that it Is. and has been
our custom to charge live cents per line for resolutions ot respect,
cards of thanks and obituary notices, niter one death notice has
been published. This will be strictly adherred to.
FRIDAyTaTpRIL 5, 1929
It may have been either accidental or intentional but
already Mr. Hoover’s drive to enforce the dry laws has in
vested that some of the leaders who vote dry are not near
so dry privately as is the pale dry ale which is mixed with
** their other stimulating beverages.
The most used, and abused, phrase about a newspaper
; office is that it isn’t news when a dog bites a man, but is
news when a man bites a dag. So, thats why we piesume
1 the headline writer of The Star considered it big news when
a Gaffney, South Carolina, couple came to Shelby to be mar
ried in these days when seven out of 10 Shelby couples are
going to Gaffney for the hitching.
* Since the school teachers have offered to donate two
* weeks salary to keep the South Shelby school open for the
extra month, the office down rises to ask if the parents of
local children, who seemingly will benefit more by the extra
month than will teachers with only half pay, are willing to
w kick in two weeks salary each to equal the sacrifice of the
teachers? Now, you ask one.
V , —--.
A SEESAW REVOLUTION
-pHIS MEXICAN reolution reminds us of the old-time see
^ saw children played with at the age they nowadays start
smoking, drinking and petting. The rebels are up this min
ute with the federals down, and the foderals are up tlie next
minute with the rebels dow'n. It may be, of course, that aft
, cr so much of it one of them will tumble off as did the kids
I of other days from the seesaw board.
nY THE NEWS photos we note that the captain of the I'm
^ Alone, rum running vessel sunk by the American coast
guard recently and attracting international interest, was
pictured as smoking a long blanck cigar when brought to
shore. Are not the tobacco press-agents a tbit hesitant about
informing newspaper readers thaLJhe captain in the moment
of erfibarrSkSYffent merely lighted a so-and so V
MAX IS GETTING ALONG
aN ISSUE of the Raleigh News and Observer this week
carried a photograph of five North Carolinians standing
on the capitol park square in Raleigh, and the caption line
over the photo read, “Veterans of Three Wars at Capitol.”
The lines “reading from left to right" below the photo were:
“General Albert L. Cox, World War; Governor O. Max Gard
ner, Alex McMillan, Civil War; Senator E. R. MacKethan,
Spanish-American War; and Senator Walter Clark, W'orld
Well, we knew Governor Gardner was a kid teamster in
the army during the Spanish-American conflict, but until
we gaaed at the photo and explanatory lines we did not know
that he fought along with Alex McMillan, pictured with a
white beard and leaning on a cane, in the Civil War. The
duties of office certainly seem to be aging Max! With an
other legislature similar to the one he has had on Ins hands
the News and Observer may be picturing bim as a veteran
of the Revolutionary War. Of course, y’know, the absence of
a semi-colon or other punctuation may have made a Civil
War veteran of the Governor.
THE OLD-FASHIONED LINDBERGHS
pOL. CHARLES AUGUSTUS LINDBERGH, famous for his
aviation achievements, has been described scores of
times since his hip performance as a bashful, old-fashioned
youth minus certain qualities to be found in the average
modern youth tending to cause swell head.
Then not long since the Loch invar of the air (that's a I
handy expression) became engaged to Miss Anne Morrow, j
and it was not long, due to the modest demeanor expressed
in her photographs and her lack of desire to profit in pub- j
licity by making the best “matrimonial catch’’ of several
decades, until the feature writers began to inform the world |
that the future Mrs. Lindbergh was an old-fashioned, home
loving girl. Just the type of girl all men rave about as they
chase the bartNtneed, fast-moving flapper type.
And now. wc may again depend upon the usually ac
curate information tendered by the Associated Press, wc
are entirely prepared to believe that the new partner of the
“We” firm is really an old-fashioned boy.
Lindy, according to the Associated Press dispatch, visit
ed the home of his fiancee in Mexico City this week. While
he was inspecting his plane on the aviation field, just after
the landing, Miss Morrow and her family approached, and
from this point on we’ll pick up the AP story:
“Hello,” said Anne.
“How are you?”’ responded the colonel.
And that, it seems to us, is all of the dispatch we need
to reproduce in proving our point that they are old-fashion
ed. Had Lindy and his girl been of the modern type their
greeting might have been, and likely would have been, some
thing like this if accurately and fully recounted by the As
“‘Hey there, old thing! When didyer drop down on us?”
shrilled Miss Morrow as she skipped up to the plane.
“Hy Kid! S’everything hittin’ on all six?” Lindy came
Then came the close-up scene.
Hut .seemingly it didn't happen that way, nr anyway the
AP tailed to tell it that way.
So, as we say, we are now ready to believe that the Lind
berghs arc old-fashioned, so-old-fashioned that Henry Ford
might persuade them to live in this home of the other days
he is reconstructing and furnishing with antique furniture.
A homo with the old-time, horse-drawn carriage at the side
porch. Hut, no, that will not, do—“The Spirit of St. Louis”
and succeeding spirits must be in the picture somewhere.
And to wind it all up, remember when Lindy and Miss
Morrow were in that slight airplane smash, termed by
Lindy as “a mishap,” Miss Morrow told inquiring reporters,
“Augustus will speak for me.”
Now compare all of what the ubaove may picture to you
with the next contortion act you see in a passing rum! le
(Exclusive in The Star in this section.)
A Night Of Fright.
I am not atalt Scary. I am noted
for my bravery far and near, but
mostly near. I don't mean that I'd
fight r tiger or a licai or anybody
else. I ain't talking about that kind
of bravery. I am trying to lead up
to the matter of staying by myself
in a house at night. Why, for the
sum of 2 or 3 million dollars. I d
spend 2 nights in my own home all
aloaie. No sir ree, I ain't no baby.
But not long ago, my wife went
south for a week for her health:
(her sister lives 40 miles down
south as the crow flics, and that's
where she went seeking her health),
and I had to stay in a room by
myself during her absence. Of
course there were other people In
the house for me to protect aaid
look ufter, and I told them to re
tain their equlllbrum and call ine
if anything happened.
I am a little bit deaf, but long
about midnight, I heard a burglar
sawing the screen out of one of
the windows in my room. I was
too weak to screum. The temper
ature was about 26 In the bed. but
I began sweating a heavy night
sweat, and that sawyer Just kept on
a-sawing. There was a pistol in my
chlffer-robo drawer, but I was not
physically able to get up and walk
acrixss the floor to get the weapon,
so I just stayed as still as passible
Mid breathed low and deep.
That sawing kept up with much
uniformity of strokes. I knew that
guy would shoot me the minute he
got the opening large enough to
poke his gun through. T trembled
and sweated nnd prayed and pray
ed and sweated and trembled, but
the robber did not let up. I supposed
I that he had found out insome man
ner that 1 had brought 2 dollars
home with me to pay the washer
woman. and he was going to have
money or my life and possibly both.
I wished I had never owned any
money, but that saw kept a-cuttihg
T gathered chough vitality to
ooze myself out of the bed and
crawl under it. It was cold as the
dickens under there. but per
spiration kept soaking out of me
I didn't know what in the world
to do. I'd lime to pass right un
der the window that was being
sawed to get to the door, and l
wouldn't risk that. I began to
entcli cold, but I knew better than
to sneeze, and my stummick al
most. busted several times from
This thing went on thusly till
day-light. I crawled ciose to the
window to peep out and identify
the burglar before I ran. and when
I got where I could get a perfect
view of him. I found that ho was
a little limb of a peach tree which,
tiad grown lone enough to run!
against the screen while the wind
blew it about. I fell off a pounds
that night, and was so nervous for
a week I would'nt answer the tele
phone by myself.
Washington, D. C., Ap-il 5.—The
Italian embassy received 43 cases
of wet goods yesterday from Milan,
and by reason of that fact, he was
indeed very popular among the
native politicians and congressmen
and senators who do not go home
between drinks. Meetings are held
frequently at the embassy, and will
continue till the stuff gives out.
Mr. Mellon still objects to publi
city concerning the amount of In
come taxes paid by rich folks. He’s
evidently afraid that the little fel
low will dodge the internal collec
tor if he finds out that the big
guys pay In what, in his opinion
is enough for the government, to
waste and spend in a year
A great deal of excitement was
occasioned In the home of Count
Bumbiloski Simonovitch, special
envoy from Nljinovgorod. when
the people belonging to Madame
Veduskt Damlotqbullskl got her
tail fastened between the hall rack
and the vacuum cleaner, but the
fire and police department re
sponded to the call for ruccor, and
the little animal was resting easy
in the hospital last night. Three
specialists are in attendance.
Local home-brew plants are be
ing over-hauled in the city in pre
paration for the coming of the re
presentatives whose purpose is to
meet in special session to consider
Farm Relief and Prohibition. Low
er house thinks 24 million dollars
for enforcement purposes is too
much, and upper house will work
the end to spend this money for
garden seeds to send their consti
tuency during the next 2 years.
Free seeds will buy more votes
than cutting up stills will, there
fore, less graft is anticipated in
the protected areas during the pres
President Hoover has decided to
do very little talking in public un
less lie has something to say worth
saying, so the only speech he will
make this year will be at Thanks
giving services. Somewhere be
tween 999 and 9999 women \verc
breaking their necks to see the
First Lady, and ..become her
"special" friend. This race is sure
to bust some mighty well-to-do men
before it becomes generally known
that Mrs. Hoover already has all
the friends she will need for a few
The new cabinet met night be
fore last. They declared them
selves off of oil fields. prom
ised to live within their means,
and not borrow any money from
multi-millionaires, and not take
"tips" from speculators, or pur
chase any Continental bonds for
use in meeting the deficit caused
by the attempted refund of the
Sinclair contribution — to ^the
G.O.P.s. A non-wasteful policy was
planned, then they took a drink
of Coca Cola, and lit their Lucky
Strikes and went home so's they
would stay thin.
| Thinks Governor
Should Have Worn
His “Silk Topper”
News came out from Shelby yes
terday that Governor Gardner, who
returned to his old home town for
flip opening of the huge First Bap
tist church there, declined to wear
his silk top hat, "much to the dis
appointment of some."
Naturally there was disappoint
ment tn Shelby. When those home
folks sawr thelx beloved distinguish
ed son in a plain felt hat it must
have been something of a sad
shock to realise that after all, he
was still Just Max Gardner. But
if he had worn his silk topper, that
one of the ten quart proportions,
he would have come home to them
not Just plain old Max, but O. Max
Gardner, governor of the great state
of North Carolina. It would have
been entirely different. The ter.
quart lid would have set a distinc
tion between him and .all othei
men in the commonwealth. They
would have known instantly that
they had associated with the chief
executive, that he, the governor, had \
really come home.
Governor Gardner didn't do right !
by his home lolks. He brought home
plain old Max Gardner, when they
were a-rcarlng to have him bring
home his excellency, Oliver Max
Gardner, governor of North Caro
lina. The stove pipe hat would have
differentiated between the two. If
there has ever been a use for those
lids, certainly Mr. Gardner over
Strad's LaM Om.
Philadelphia.—The 1.-st \ lohn
made by Stradivarlus had been pur
chased by Dr. Thaddeus nieh. con
cert. master, with som~ 40 other
rare instrument* from the estate
ot Rodman Wammaker
Brighton. England Seriously,
Rev. R. J. Campbell, Just back from
the United States, thtnks that
country is drifting into war with
Albert Droives of Nantes cited at
vow of silence made 62 years ago
Newsreel Heroes In
Their Big Chances
As -soon as Charles Traub, making
a, news picture for Pathe, was crush
ed to death by the runaway three
ton White Triplex car at Daytona
Beach, the weekly Time set out to
discover what other heroes among
the newsreelers were worthy of
places beside him in the gallery of
Here are some of the outstanding
figures in the list of those who died
or laughed at death because they
put duty above preservation of their
lives and limbs:
Karl W. Fasold 'Pathe>. He turn
ed his crank while Racer Frank
Lockhart's car, upset by a blow
out in a time-trial last year, somer
saulted over his head in one of its
Fatty Randolph (International)
kept cranking when a flood In
Washington had torn lrom the bank
an ice-floe on which he was stand
ing. Neither Ills camera nor his
body were ever found.
Louis Hutt (Paramount) did* not
drop his camera when the propellar
of a plane on the wing of which lie
was rldilig cut off part of his hand.
Russell Muth (Fox) turned the
crank though volcanic gas dizzied
him and the woman pilot who was
steering his plane round the crater
of Vesuvius. As the plane hit a tree
near the rim of the crater, he saved
his pictures by throwing the camera
into some brushwood.
E. J. Kaho (Fox) took a film of i
Mexican Guerilla Pamcho Villa. Vil-1
la demanded the picture or Kaho s.
life. Kaho gave him ratv film, es
caped with the real one.
It is by no means rare to hear
somebody say in a movie theater,
while a newsreel is being shown: |
"Wonder how they faked that? |
They can do any sort of a trick!
w ith a camera now adays. No pho-j
tographer ever ran the risk of get- ;
ting close enough to that scene to
moke a picture!*' Then there is the j
old cry: "The days of high adven-,
turc arc gone! No chance to flirt
with danger and look death in the
eye! The world lives softly and tn
The newsreel boys make such
commentators look foohsh. The
newsreclers has a noble code, and
(> li\c up to it he risks his life
countless times. He goes w here lie
Is told to go, and he knows his job
is to bring back the pictures. The
screen Is the record of Ins amazing
SEE US FOR BETTER
Slightly used 1928 Model Chevrolet 4-door Sedan, ful
ly equipped. Looks and runs like new, has 1929 tag.
1925 Model Ford 4-door Sedan, has 1929 tag. Is in first
class mechanical condition and the price is right.
1925 Model Ford Coupe, 5 new tires. This one is in A-l
mechanical condition and has 1929 tag.
1926 Model Ford Touring car. Good tires, new paint,
has 1929 tag, and in excellent mechanical condition.
One ton Ford truck with starter, good body and cab,
One Ton Ford Truck, new tires, closed cab with farm
1924 Model Ford Touring car---$50.00
1924 Model Chevrolet Touring Car-$65.00
1924 Model Chevrolet Touring car-$75.00
Light Six Studebaker—a real buy at-$125.00
Slightly used 1928 Model Essex Coach. Going at a
bargain for quick sale.
TERMS TO SUIT. PHONE 265.
CRAWFORD CHEVROLET CO.
Car will be in Shelby (Seaboard Depot)
Next WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10th.
Heavy Hens.... 27
Leghorn Hens .■ •••• 27£c
Colored Broilers ..42c
Leghorn Broilers — .42c
Turkeys . 31c
This car will be bought by the EAGLE
POULTRY COMPANY of Philadelphia.
When you review our summer displays you’ll note:
Grace, freedom and simplicity of style, which after all,
is real beaut v in Footwear. Here, too, you’ll sec the true
spirit of modernism expressed in terms of today as
well as tomorrow!
Various shades of hose, to match.
Prompt attention to mail orderp
AAA to EE — In Spike, Cuban and Military Heels.
— EXQl’ISITE FOOTWEAR —
OF SHELBY, N. C.
AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS
MARCH 27, 1929.
RESOURCES NEARLY FIVE
Loans and Discounts--$3,698,334.02
Overdrafts _ 2,673.97
U. S. Bonds to Secure Circulation- 250,000.00
U. S. Liberty Bonds ..—- 204,389.90
Other Stocks and Bonds _ 42,000.00
Redemption Fund- 12,500.00
Real Estate Owned_ 60,299.71
Cash on Hand and Due From Other
Banks _ 564,347.68
Undivided Profits_ 287,357.00
Accrued Interest Reserved_ 44,293.50
Reserved for Taxes_;- 25,000.00
Circulation _ 250,000.00
The many friends and customers of
the First National will be pleased with
the above report as it is one of the best
we have ever published and reflects
SAFETY, SECURITY, CONSERV
ATIVE MANAGEMENT AND SER
We thank each and every customer
for helping us to make the fine show
ing in the statement aboye and for the
fine spirit of co-operation shown in
“A QUARTER OF A CENTURY OF
— OFFICERS and DIRECTORS
CIIAS. C. BLANTON,
JNO. F. SCHENCK, SR.,
R. R. SISK,
C. S. MULL.
— DIRECTORS —
CHAS. C, BLANTON,
JNO. F. SCHENCK, SR.,
A. C. MILLER,
JAS. L. WEBB,
L. A. GETTYS,
CLYDE It, HOEY.
0. MAX GARDNER,
J. F. ROBERTS,