The Cleveland Star
SHELBY. N. C.
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Entered as second class matter January 1. 1905 at the postoffice
At Shelby. North Caroltna. under the Act of Congress March 8. 1879
We wish to call your attention to the fact that It la and has been
our custom to charge five cents per line for resolutions of respect
cards of thanks and obituary notices, alter one death notice has
been published. This will be strictly adherred to.
MONDAY, APRIL 29. 1929.
When, and if, this unusually quiet mayoralty campaign in
Shelby does break loose, look out!
The editors of two textile papers declare that working
conditions in the mills of the South are good, while the edi
tors of two labor papers say not so. And that’s that.
Regardless of how his trial comes out it must be said
that that Vanderburg boy at Gastonia has an iron nerve. The
alienists and the mental experts will no doubt term it some
some form of insanity.
The Shelby high school band is considered good enough
to be invited to the national band concerts at Denver, yet
we’ve heard of no celebration for the youngsters here at
home. What’s wrong?
With no intention of getting President Hoover’s mind off
of farm relief it does seem as if he might have learnd
enough in his flood investigation under Coolidgc to have
some relief plan for Arkansas now;.
With not the least intention of being pessimistic it is
our opinion that this word “debenture” being tossed about
so carelessly in the farm relief talk will not cause many
bankers to extend the notes of American farmers this fall.
An interesting article in today’s Star is that of the bank
ing history of Shelby. The town has never known a bank
failure, and that generally overlooked fact is, all will con
cede, one of the major reasons why the county is in its pres
ent prosperous condition.
A lot of people had the idea that Calvin Coolidge gained
nothing by writing that little line, “I do not. choose to run,”
but since he is receiving $1 per word for all the lines he writes
nowatimes it seems as if the thrifty foresight of New Eng
land has triumphed again.
The Edenton News recently predicted that ex-Senator
Jim Reed, of Missouri, would be the Democratic presidential
candidate in 1932, and The Raleigh News and Observer comes
along and ventures that he will not. Now, suppose that we
predict a certain North Carolinian of note may be the can
didate in 1932, what will our esteemed Raleigh contemporary
have to say?
Since there are a couple of supposedly good detectives
in Gastonia for the Vanderburg hearing, why not have them
ferret out the destruction of strike headquarters there? The
grand jury in itself will likely have a hard timo getting to
the bottom of it, but seems as if the grand jury could em
ploy the detectives.
Mr. Cleveland county farmer it is possible that this
country will produce around 20 million bales of cotton this
year. In fact* it is more than possible; it is likely. Think
what cotton may bring with such a crop and do not, by all
means, forget your cane, peas, soy beans, mung beans and
Dr. Clarence Toe, Progressive Farmer editor, thinks
that circuses nowadays should exhibit cows and pigs as such
are unusual sights to present day children. Dr. Poe, we be
lieve, is a little extreme in his statement—almost as extreme
as the punster who wrote that a horse never becomes
frightened on busy streets these days unless he experiences
the unusual in meeting another horse.
SHELBY’S GROVER WHALEN
JNSOFAR as we know there are not a half dozen liquor han
dlers in and about Shelby who can tell you what the
muchly-talked Jones law “is all about "; but they can tell you
that the name “Mac Poston'" causes more shaking on their
part than it is alleged the Jones law does with the higher
up rum dealers of the large cities. The Shelby police chief’s
slogan of recent weeks seems to be “Shelby gets dryer three
raids per week. ’ In another year or so he will have the gov
ernor s home town almost as dry as Tom Boat had it late in
the year 1928.
A POOR CONCLUSION
^pHE REPORT trom Gastonia that sympathy there has
waned for LeGette Blythe, the young newspaperman felled
by one of the special strike deputies, since it has been learned
that Blythe had been riding about with Beal, Pershing and
other strike organizers, will not hold water. Last week a ne
gro was electrocuted at Raleigh and supposedly several news
papermen witnessed the legalized murder in covering the
story and in so doing associated with the condemned negro.
But the fact that they came in contact with the negro killer
would hardly justify an attack on the newspaper witnesses
by prison guards. Newspapermen, if they get both sides of
any news story, must on occasions associate w ith all classes,
criminal and otherwise, but their association with the crimi
nal lacks a bit of entitling an officer to swat them over the
head with a nightstick.
Our idea, in view of recent events, is that the next
North Carolina legislature, will have more of a problem to
deal with than did the last session with the school bill. And
the problem may have something to do with shorter hours,
better wages, etc., in the textile mills of the state. Profes
sional lecturers, reviving patriotism, with touching references
to “the Stars and Stripes” and “this wonderful land of ours”
may stave it off for a time, but not for any great length of
QOME people may have looked askance at the information
in Friday’s Star that tenants till more land in Cleveland
county, one of the state’s leading farm counties, than do
landowners. But it happened that the figures published did
not make it plain that the tenant class in Cleveland county is
considerably above the tenant class usually pictured in the
mind. There are scores of tenants in Cleveland county who
make a bale of cotton to the acre, and, to use a farm term,
“live at home,” own autos, radios and enjoy comforts and
conveniences of electric lights and other modern advantages;
and as long as things are such there is no call to predict dis
aster for rural Cleveland.
CRITICISED TOO MUCH
■yHERE is a tendency in America today to lay far too much
blame for every crime and weakness in our government
to prohibition and all that accompanied prohibition. Prohibi
tion stands rightfully accused of enough as^it is, or rather
the method of prohibition enforcement stands so accused, but
prohibition should not be the same thing to the critical pub
lic as is the man-eating shark to the editorial writers want
ing to bawl out something that will not prove a boomerang,
which is to say the goat of all criticism.
An example of unjust criticism of prohibition enforce
ment is the recent statement of Senator Cole Biease: ‘‘What
I want is for prohibition to be enforced equally for every
one, senator and poor man alike.” We agree with Senator
Klease that prohibition, generally speaking, is not equally en
forced, but, pray, will Senator Blease inform us just what
law is enforced? And if no law is equally enforced, why
ake all the resentment, if there be such, out upon prohibi
tion. The law was not “enforced equally for every one
senator and poor man alike” far before prohibition was ever
dreamed of in America.
a u A’n i” c0Jinecti0» with Senator Coley’s ambition. The
Asheville Citizen recalls that in one of his campaigns for
Governor of South Carolina one of the popular slogans usee
was: Cole Blease, Cold Beer.”
Exclusive in The SUr in this section.)
!. After being seated, poke the
table napkin down beneath your
collar, but be careful not to press
the same too hard against your
goozler so's you can swallow with
out making too much noise.
2- —If while eating soup, you
should squirt a mouthful acrost
the table Into the laps of the guests,
first wipe your mouth, and say:
“Oh. do please excuse me: I
didn't know the darned stuff was
3. If you find 3 knives and 3
forks and 3 spoons parked around
your plate, put 2 knives and 2 forks
and 3 spoens In your pocket, and
take them home with you. That
is what they are put there for.
Judging from the number of such
articles toted off from time to
4. Don't reach for anything fur-'
[ t he r than 4 feet and 6 inches from
you. It is a sign of ill-breeding to!
do so. If nobody wen t pass you i
nothing, get up and walk around j
the table and get it for yourself. !
5. If you should happen to spill i
gravy on your vest, tak-j a soft!
piece of light-bread and sop It off |
before it get* dry, but you don't •
hafter to cat that sop unless you
think best to do so. Try not to •
belch while eating collarets, as the ,
lady might think you don't like her
6 Be careful about your table
language. If some one asks you
to have something that you have
already had too much of. say—
"No. thanks. I am very well hope.
And If a dish that you don't like
is passed to you. you should po- !
litely say, with a smile: "No, no,
I ■ wouldn't choose none Just at
7. Don't pick your teeth at
the table, but wait tilt you get
back into the setting-room. and 1
never suck them in a whistling
manner, but If you think something
must be done about the matter,
and you can't watt, Just take them ;
out. of your mouth and put them
in your pocket,
8. A host should never eat
more than a guest eats, and butter
should be cut with the butter
knife that Is already on the but
ter dish, and not wtth the knife
you have been eating with, as it :
might carry germs from your i
mouth to somebody else's mouth 1
If you break a cup and saucer, :
don't offer to oav tor them. That's
the loss of the person with whom
you are visiting.
I hired a carpenter a few days
ago to do a little bit of "piddling'’
in the back yard. He looked like a
real good carpenter. His hammer
was brand new, and he owned two
chisels and some other tools. He
agreed to work at. 80 cents an hour.
He did not belong to the union, but
he paid mighty close attention to
Well, the fellow started off all
right. He sawed about 5 licks and
then stopped, and felt the edge of
his saw. Then he picked out a ntce
cool place under the shade of the
old oak tree, and whetted hts saw
for 45 minutes. He took up making
benches then to work on. He cut up
about eight of my 2 by 4s. and af
fixed legs to them. H" used 25
minutes in that undertaking.
By the time he got ready to cut
some boards for the fence base, the
whistle blew and he let his hammer
fall over his shoulder. Then he
went to dinner. He returned 8 min
utes before 1 p, m , and sat in the
shade till 3 minutes after one. It
was pretty hot. so he began to whet
his other saw under the shade of
the old water oak.
I kept tab on this man so's I'd
know just how union labor labored.
At the close of the first day, he
had engaged himself as follows:
Whetting saws. 2 hours
Grinding chisels.1-2 hour
Getting gnat out of eye .. 1-2 hour
Smoking cigarettes _ 1 hour
Looking at flying ma
chines . 1 hour
Chewing tobacco. 1-4 hour
Spitting . 1-4 hour
Getting tack out of shoe .. T-4 hour
Fixing gallusses .. 1-4 hour
Trimming pencils . 1-4 hour
Actual labor . 2 houts
He did some better the seccnd
day. and whetted his saw only
twice. The flying machines quit
passing over the place, so he saved
in hour that way. The gnats were
not bad either, but he wore specks
he second day. and that helped me
i right, smart. The job toft ma only
H6.00. and I think I got out. light
i*cing Jiggered at the start id
lave to spend at least 4 dollars.
Qtrl Ultra Dog.
Chicago—Three year old Dora
lick bit off part of the tail of Jer
■y. a police dog puppy, and Jerry
tit Dora's arm. Police called Jerry’s
iction "self defense" and refused
o punish the pup.
Toluca And Knob
Creek Items News
(Special to The Star '
We sure are having some pretty
farming weather now of which the
people are taking advantage. A lot
of cotton seed is being pot In the
There will be plenty of fruit in
this community if no more cold
Memorial services will be held at
Hebron Methodist church the first
Sunday in May. Preaching at 11
o’clock by Rev. J. M. Morgan.
Mrs. M. S. Boyles surprised her
husband on last Wednesday even
ing with v birthday supper in honor
of his 31st birthday. A few of his
friends were invited in. Among
the ones present were: Messrs. A.
C. Costner, Andy Willis, Wallace
Hoyle, Worth Miller, Brenard Lin
gerfelt, Joe Leatherman and Emory
Miller. Supper was served after
which they all enjoyed a bridge
party and at 10 o'clock refresh
ments were served.
Rev. G. w. ejamp of Cherryville
was a dinner guest on last Sunday
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Del
Mrs. Andy Willis carried her lit
tle daughter, Laura Lee, to Dr.
Smith at the baby hospital, Spar
tanburg, S. C. on last Tuesday. She
has been sick for some time. She is
getting along very well. Also Mrs.
Texle Boyles carried her little
daughter Mavin back for another
examination. She is improving very
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Boyles were
dinner guests at the home of Mrs'.
Boyles’ brother, Mr, and Mrs. For
rest Ward of Vale on last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Boyles, Mr.
and Mrs. Theodora Boyles visited
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bur
gan Lackey of North Brook last
Mrs. Ambrose Boyles spent last
Tuesday with her sister, Mrs. A.
Mr. A. C. Costner and children
were dinner guests at the home of
Mrs. Alice Sain last Sunday.
Mrs. Ellis Hartman and children
spent last Friday night at the home
of her son Mr. and Mrs. Lois Hart
Mr. and Mrs. 8. A. Sain and son
Thaxter, spent last Sunday after
noon at the home of their daugh
ter, Mrs. Odus Norman, of Belwood,
who moved recently. Mr. Frank
Norman their-father, put a house
up for them on his place.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Sain visited
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. S.
Boyles last Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Ubert Durant of
near Newton visited relatives on
Knob Creek last Sunday
Master Ralph Boyles spent last
Wednesday night with Master
Mr. and Mrs. Wytle Costner of
Double Shoals visited at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
Sain on last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sain was at
the Shelby hospital last Sunday to
see Mr. A. A. Sain. He is improving
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Deal spent
last Sunday night at the home of
her sister Mr. and M's. Odus Nor
man of Belwood.
Miss Mittle Sain spent last Tues
day night at the home of Mr. A.
Little Sibyl Norman of Belwood
spent the week-end with her grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Sain.
Mr. L. E. Boyles and daughter.
Miss Juanita and Mr. and Mrs.
Smith took a sight seeing trip or j
Sunday to Lake Lure, Chimney
Rock and Blowing Rock.
Mr. A. C. Costner and daughters.
Misses Ruth, Louise and Marie,
were in Shelby on last Saturday
Mrs. M. J. Carpenter has return- I
ed home after spending some time j
I have sold the Shelby
Radiator Shop to Leroy
Ledford who will continue I
to operate the same under
the former name and at
the same place in the rear
of Hudson-Essex agency
J I wish to thank my for
mer customers for their
generous patronage and
urge you to continue your
business with Mr. Ledford.
JAMES A. DYCUS
at the home of her daughter, Mr,
and Mrs. Max Cline of near New
Alabama Lady Canid Hardli
Lift Her Head. Btfan
To Feel Stronger After
Loxley, Ala.—“I was in an awfu
bad state of health." aays Mrs
Charles Jerkins, of this place. “I
was all run-down and weak as coulc
be. I did not have the strength of
a kitten. Some days I could hardlj
lift my head from the pillow.
"I looked like a skeleton, I wa«
so thin and haggard. It took al
my will power to drag myself aroun<
the house. I never walked any far
ther than I had to, for It hurt in
to stand on my feet.
“My back and sides hurt me unt
I thought I could not stand It.
“I saw myself growing gradual)
weaker and I did not know what t
do. I tried several things bu
nothing helped me.
“One day I read about how othe
women had been helped by t^frin
Cardul, so I thought I would try 1'
I found it a splendid medicine Af
ter I began to take It, X soon bega
to feel stronger and able to d
“From that time to the pnm
I have taken Cardul several tinu
when I was run-down In health. 1
has never failed to help me"
Cardul should help you. too.
Get a bottle today.
Hear the radio program of the
* ‘Hudson- Essex Challengers’ ’
every Friday evening
* **'important thinqs
ESSF.X challenges the per
formance, the style, the lux
urious roomy comfort of any car
at any pricey on the basis that no
other gives you back so much for
every dollar you put in.
That is why the big buying suing
is to Essex. That is why motor
ist* by thousands are switching
from past favorites, and trading
in theirold cars for the big values
Essex the Challenger gives. Essex
IN SPEED—challenging any
thing the road offers up to 70mile«
an hour. IN FAST GETAWAY—
any car regardless of size or price.
IN RELIABILITY—60miles an
hour for hour after hour. IN
FINE APPEARANCE, uphol
stery and detail—compare with
cars in which high price is paid
for just those things. IN ECON
OMY—compare with cars best
known for low operation cost.
And with its superb chassis
quality and fine, large bodies—
Essex establishes also an out
standing leadership in proved
VALUE. It offers a completeness
of fine ear equipment formerly
identified only with costly cars,
and available, when at all, only
** “ejtras,” at extra cost on cars
of Essex price. Check these
items when you buy —they
CASE OF BUYING
FOR INSTANCE, in this city your
first payment, with your present car
included, may be as low as
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Your preaent cmr will probably cover the entire
fir»t payment. The U. M. C. Purchase Plan offers
the lowest terms available on the balance.
represent easily above £100 ad.
ditiooal value. But they do not
cost one cent extra.
The performance ability of Essex
the Challenger is due in no small
part to its Super-Six motor.
Thus, while it is a “Six,” no one
who knows can regard any other
“Six” as being comparable in
the power it delivers.
Essex is built by Hudson under
famous Super-Sixpatents. Nooue
can copy or match it. The fun
damental and exclusive Super
Six principle—developed in one
million motors and over 12 years
of continuous service, ’stamps
Essex as the unapproachcd “Six”
in every particular of perform
ance, swodtbacis and reliability.
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competent observation, averts* i ner
gallon. The average owner in this city can expect
18 to 21 miles and upward. Commercial nacre oper*
•ting large fleets of Essex cars say that Semite
and maintenance casts, covering millions of wiles
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