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    1 Radio Listeners Tune In On
Oversea Talks By Telephone
Shwl-Uavr SrK Lavr-sdrop On
Americans Talking To I'aris
And London.
Nr* York Times
Willi transatlantic telephone ser
vne bring freely availed ol, more j
especially iti New, York, it is a rela
tively simple matter for radio lis
teners equipped with short-wave re
ceivers to lune the 33-meter hand
and to hear .men and women talk
ing to London and Paris or other
European centres where the facili
ties arc available. The complete pri
vrey of thpsr conversations is main
tained by reason of the fact that
the voice;.heard is that of the New
A or!; party and the return conver
sation which conics in on a differ
ent channel is not heard.
Hie last year has seen a steady :
increase in iritercst by radio listen- !
ers in the short band: Until com
pi ratively recently this was a field
h’fi large'-/ *o the amateurs who j
vork in Morse code With the dis
covery that several domestic sta
tion;. were broadcasting entertain
ment on the short wave channels!
and that they can be heard by da
quite as well as by night, receivers!
adapted to this field have been put
on the market, while many ‘-home
made’ sets have been brought in
to use. Usuaiiy they arc the ’adap-,
ted ’ type, or small instruments
which can be plugged into tlic de
leter socket, thus utilizing the
high-wave circuit for the short
wave channels. This development
’us been marked in regions that
have been deprived of daylight
reception because of their distance
from the more powerful broadcast
To tune the transatlantic tele
phone band anywhere between 5
and 6 o'clock Eastern Standard
Time is to cut in on one-sided con
versations which cannot fail to in
trigue the listeners. The guilty feel
ing provoked by failure to mind
one's business is pacified in part by
inability to follow these talks with
complete intelligibility.
Types Of Conversation.
Men with evident large financial
interests arc heard talking about
the New York stock market's oper
ations and the prospects of its fu
ture course. Deals are heard in the
making, and the conversations are
usually quite leisurely, with- ten
minute contacts quite frequent.
Men may be heard greeting their
wives three thousand miles away,
and women telling member* of their
iamily in London when they ex
pect to sail for home. Women, it
has been found over a period of
listening, almost invariably give
vent to Mime expression ns to tire
scientific marvels of tfie age.
"Isn't this wonderful" is a frequent
exclamation. Some of the conversa
tions indicate loneliness over per
iods of separation and a looking
forward to coming reunions with
expressions of endearment
The identity of the person called
is learned by the listener-in, pro
vided he or she happens to tune the
band at the time the New York op
erator is listing a call.
"Hello, London,” comes the voice
of the New York exchange oper
ator, “I have a ticket,,*’ and she
then proceeds to give the call with
meticulous care. If it is Mr. Smith
the operator mi vs "S for Saturday,
M for Monday," rounding out the
spelling with careful emphasis.
Then the operator gives the tele
phone number at which he will be
leu rid
Usuallj it takes but a few min
utes and the operator's voice is
heard in New York saying "All
right I'm ready." There is a pro
nounced clicking and the two par
ties arc in communication. It is
apparent, also that the New York
operator constantly listens to the
conversations in order to see that
service is maintained "All right
London I ni through," comes the
carefully enunciated phrase of the
weaver of speech in New York on
completion ot a call.
At times there are atmospheric
troubles and fading, if not static in
terference. A conversation may be
readily detected as being interrup
ted by the lrequent Hello's'’ of the
New York spokesman and complaint
"I can't hear you." Generally the
New York operators calls in a test
board operator and a male voice is
heard calling London to "come in
on 32 meters.”
During the evening there are oc
casional lapses in traffic and at
such times operators on both sides
of the Atlantic engage in small talk
and topics of the day. There are
what appear to be mild flirtations.
Only recently the New York opera
tor was heard discussing with some
person "on the other side" the
prudence of exchanging photo
graphs, and it is apparent that these
daily ethereal contacts arc building
up friendships betw.een men and
women who may never see each
other in the flesh.
It is reported by a representative
of the telephone company that a
device is being developed that will
scramble the spoken words at the
transmitter while another machine
at the receiver makes them intel
ltgiblp to the receiver. Into this, ma
chine. he said, a man can talk In
a special sound language that will
mean nothing until it passes through
the translating device For ex
ample, when the word "Schenecta
dy" is spoken into the scrambling
machine it. is reproduced as an
animal-like sound. But when pick
ed up by the decoding instrument
it is made to sound like the origi
nal "Schenectady.''
Report of the Condtlon of the
of Shelby at Shelby, North Carolina
to the Corporation Commission
At the Close of Business on the 27th
day of March, 1029.
Loans and discounts ... $904,587.17
Overdrafts. . 482.88
United States bonds - 51,921 88
County and municipal
bonds . .....-- . 7.900.00
All other blocks and
bonds . 7,200.00
Banking house .. 4.000.00
Furniture and fixture , 8 449 95
Cash in vault and amounts
due from approved depos
itory banks - ------ 117,596 42
Checks lor clearing and
transit items. 2,668.05
Due from banks (Not ap
proved depositories > - 087.40
Otlier real estate.3,200.00
TOTAL $1,197,792.93
Capital stock paid In 100,000.00
Surplus fund . - 85,000.00
Undivided profits 'net
amount .... 18,596.61
Reserved for interest . 32.195.07
Reserved tor taxes -- - 1.500.00
Other deposits subject to
check - _- - 316.813.70
Cashiers checks outsUid
ing . - - — 418 83
Time, certifirates of deposit,
(due on or after 30
days) ... -. 513,706.42
Savings deposits 'Due on
or alter 30 days) - $15.044 94
Uninvested trust deposits 62.517.38
Bills payable - . - 52,000.00
TOTAL . ... $1,197,792.95
State of North Carolina,
County of Cleveland, ss
Forrest Eskridge, cashier, Chas.
C. Blanton, director, and J. T.
Bowman, director of the Union
Trust Co. each personally appear
ed before me this day,, and, being
duly sworn, carh for himself, says
that the foregoing report is true to
the best of his knowledge and be
CHAS. C. BLANTON, Director
J. T. BOWMAN, Director.
Sworn to and subscribed before
me this the 4th day of April. 1929.
Notary Public.
My commission expires 6-8-30.
Copeland’s HEALTH TALK
0 “Slouchy” Health
(f'nited Stales Senator and former Health Commissioner of
New Y’ork)
Is there any scientific foundation lor the brlici certain persons have
■that they can •feel’' the onset ol bad weather? It is a common thin?
lor rheumatic persons to say they can feel in their bones" that the
wrnthrr is to change I am asked frequently;if there Is any sense in
t his.
it is probably that barometric pressure Mas
its cfled upon ttie body. If it really Mas, a
rising or tailing barometer would have its effect
Before a storm tire barometer . falls, This
release of pressure lessens the escape of water
from 1110 body. It interferes with the free miton
ot the skin. Perspiration Is lessened.
Just how this ts accomplished may tie crudely
likened to the effect, of pressure on a sponge
If you squeeze it, the wutei runs out. II you
release the pressure the water stays In the sponge.
In a sense, this ts what happens to the body
by lessening the atmospheric pressure upon Its
surfaces. With the derreased barometne pres
sure the fluid does not escape in the u ual quan
In consequence unat may can me normal
••water balance" Is disturbed. This causes (ertaln efforts upon the]
sensory nerve endings in the skin. As a result there is a disturbance
of the nerve centers. Restlessness is the observed response
A few weeks ago a Chicago phy
siologist. Dr. C. S. Smith, con
tributed an article to the American
I Journal of Physiology. In this he
points out that.
‘•The restlessness of various ani
mals that Is often noted before a
storm might be accounted for by
the low barometric pressure and the
consequent water retention With
an animal that is particularly sensi
tive to this condition there is thus
given a foreknowledge of approach
ing bad weather, so that migratory
birds are away before there Is any
sign in the skv of a weather change.
! Hogs usually bed themselves down
and cattle on the range become rest
less and seek shelter, hours before
there is any evidence of impending
change in reaction that will impress
the senses of man."
This scientist explains on the
same grounds the claims of par
sons who suffer with rheumatism or
any one of several other disorder
that make the nerves particularly
sensitive, that they can tell the ap
proach of bad weather. They suf
fer increased pain or have other
symptoms that cause them to "feel
it in their bones.” Perhaps weather
and thr water ; apply of thr body
are related m . uch a way that the
atmospheric changes are actually
It may well be that the baromet
ric conditions arc more important
than we .suspect. One of my doctor
friends lias preached this doctrine
:a long time
It is a iact ttiat a physician's
‘ rounds on a bright, sunshiny day,
| may find every patient restless and
; uncomfortable. There may be no
! obvious physical reasons for these
' unpleasant symptom:
It may well be that the state ba
rometer Is responsible. That is what
my doctor friend has believed for
| years. This most rceent theory con
| firms his conclusions.
Answers To Health Queries
i "Yours truly." Q —What causes
a pain in the left brpast, would you
advise me to see a physician?
A. —Consult your doctor for a
j careful examination.
B. L. W. Q.—Why is it every time
I cat radishes I get n sore throat?
A. You probably have an idio
Order Girls Home
For More Clothes
"Suitbacked" Presses Arouse Ire Of
Dean Girls In School At
Jacksonvlle, Fla—"llareback”
dresses locally called “sunback
ed" on the theory that the more
skin exposed to the sunshine
the healthier were ordered
banned from the Itobert E. Lee
high school here over the In
dignant protests of six lassies
who wore them.
"Such clothes are immodest
and demoralize the classes."
said Mrs. Marguerite Gulp, dean
of girls, in telling the flappers
to go home and put on more
Seme did. Others didn't.
"My mama approves and I
don't think it's any teacher's
business what I wear." declared
Superintendents in other
schools said they saw nothing
immodest In the latest fad but
Mrs. Culp said she Intended to
have a "show down" on the
matter if her edirt was not
Washington.- The department of
agriculture's annual Investigation of
boll weevil survival Indicates that
fewer boll weevils survived the
winter just passed than lived
through the winter of 1927-28.
With the exception of South
Carolina, the percentage of survival
showed an appreciable decrease in
all sections In North Louisiana
it dropped from 5.5 per rent to 1.8;
Southern Louisiana. IPO to 39 per
cent; Oeorgi.i. 40 3 to 17 7 per cent,
and Alabama. 30 3 lo 19.6 per cent
The South Carolina percentage
increased from 1.3 to 9.2 percent.
The percentage of survival was not
Indicated lor Texas;
syncraey for them. Avoid eating
W A P. Q.—What do you advise
for indigestion and constipation.
A —First of all correct your diet
Eat simple well-rooked food. Avoid
foods unduly rich in fats and
starches. S e n d self-addressed,;
stamped envelope for further par
ticulars and repeat your question.
If. A. S. Q— I drink six quarts
of water dally during the hot
weather. Is this too much?
A—1 sec no reason why you
should drink more than ten glasses
A —May require surgical proce
dure. See your doctor.
The ne'V creamery recently es
tablished tn Clay county produced
an excellent quality of butter at its
first churning.
We. hoard a grocer in
Squodunk who asked his
clerk what Mrs. So and So
was complaining about and
was told: "The long wait,
Sir.” The grocer thought a
moment and said “Why it
was only yesterday that
she was complaining about
the short weight.”
There’ll be no complaint
if you use SINCLAIR gas
and OPALINE oil exclus
ively. Their universal pop
ularity is admitted and cer
tainly such popularity hs
the verdict of a majority.
Oil Co.
You not only help your
self but you help the other
fellow—You receive a fine
rate of interest on your
money—and you help the
other fellow to own his own
Invest your money here
in Building and Loan shar
es so others may borrow it
and build homes. Your in
vestment pays you well, la
Tax Free, and secured by
First Mortgage on Real Es
tate, Three Fourths Value
and fully protected by in
Come in today and start
as many running shares as
you can carry, or buy our
Prepaid shares if you haye
a lump sum to invest.
J. L. SUTTLE, Sec.-Treas.
Cleveland Bank &
Trust Co.
■ I !■■■■■ ——■—■■—
Star Advertising Pay
To ALL OF THEM L arge and Small
Heads of Department Stores, Chain Stores, Hardware Stores, Privately Owned Stores, Grocerymen, Druggists, Dry Cleaners, Automobile and Accessories Deal
ers, Florists, Tailors, Shoe Makers, Paint Shops—
To consider and discuss the question of the organization of a MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION, with p articular relation at this time to the immediate organi
zation of an extensive DOLLAR DAY.
THE STAR believes that a MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION is a real need in Shelby. And the paper is advised that the merchants feel very favorably
inclined toward the inauguration of a DOLLAR DAY here in the very near future.
So that this invitation is extended to the Shelby and Cleveland County merchants with this two-fold idea in view—first, to discuss immediate arrangements
fora DOLLAR DAY, and to make the meeting for this purpose the nucleus for the organization of a permanent MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION.
Please remember the Hour: At THE STAR OFFICE, TOMORROW (TUESDAY) MORNING AT TEN O’CLOCK. And it is to be hoped that as
many will attend as can possibly arrange to do so.

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