(Special to The Star >
Mr*. V. H. Hamrick was a mast
delightful hostess to the members
of the Philsonlau book club and
several other guests at her home
Wednesday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock. The home was attractively
arranged with a profusion of beau
tiful roses and *yringa. The meet
ing was called to order by the pres
ident. Mrs. O. E. Lee. After the
business matters were disposed of
a delightful program was rendered
a* follows: An Early American Bed
Room, by Mrs. C. E. Hamriek: the
Dainty Charm ot a Young Olrl's
Bed Room,” by Miss Johnnie Male
Mcbrayer; vocal solo, “Just a Mem- j
cry," by Mrs. B. M. Jarrett.
The club then enjoyed a .social !
hour. The hostess was assisted by I
Mrs. F. B. Hamrick and little Miss |
T. W. Ebeltoft
Grocer and Book
Phone -— 82
Dr. F. Bobo Scruggs Wish
es to announce that he has
located in Shelby for gener
al practice of medicine.
Offices on Marion St.
Office Honrs 9:30 a. m. to
12 Noon, 2 to 4:30 p. m.
Office Telephone 545 —
Residence, Hotel Charles.
9 .. ■■ " *
Farms And Town
W. A. Broadway
Royster Bldg., Shelby, N. C.
Office Phone 775.
Residence Phone 471.
Carolyn Hamrick served a delicious
Misses Edna Hamrick, Eunice
Hamrick, Helen Crawford and Iris
I Hollins spent. last week-end In
j Charlotte, the guests of Misses Win
frey and Lois Hamrick.
Mr. and Mrs. Ladd Hamrick spent
last week In Charlotte.
Mr. Charles R. Hamrick and a
classmate, Mr. Dobson, from Shen
andoah college spent several days
of last week here.
Mr. and Mrs. O E, Lee had as
their dinner guests Tuesday even
ing: Mr. and Mrs. Dan Moore and
Mr. and Mrs. John Mintz. A delight
ful four course dinner was served.
Miss Estelle Walker returned
home Thursday from Polk county
where she has been teaching.
Mr. and Mrs. Broadus Hamrick
and Mrs. J L. Pruett* spent Tues
day in Gaffney. S. C
Miss Mildred Goode who has been
teaching at. Smlthfield arrived
Rev. J. L. Jenkins spent several
davs of the past week In Wagranv
Miss Bess Jackson of Spindale
spent the past week-end with Rev.
and Mrs J. M. Walker.
Cators At Wholesale.
Thirteen hundred alligators, rang
lng In length from 18 Inches to nine
feet, were shipped by sea this week
from New Orleans to Alfeld on the
Lerne in Germany, The size of the
consignment indicates that In New
Orleans at least traffic In alliga
tors Is larger than the man in the
street realizes. Most of the 1,300
says The New Orleans Item-Trib
une, were taken during the last
four weeks in the vicinity of New
Orleans, the remainder coming
from Florida, An attendant, went
aboard the steamship Edam to wa
ter the ’gators on the voyage. They
were not to be fed until they reach
ed their destination.
Jail Now Creamery.
Here’s a paragraph from Alber
ton. III,. You musn't think of Chi
cago when you read this:
“The local jail has been leased
for a creamery station. It has not
had any tenants for a number of
years and there was small likeli
hood of it being used in the future
for the purpose for which it was in
“When you talk about there be
ing a better country than the Unit
ed States, says a Western farmer,
every potato winks its eye, every
cabbage shakes Us head, every beet
turns red in the face, every onion
gets stronger, every ont field is
shocked, rye strokes its beard, corn
sticks up its ears, and every foot
of ground kicks.
Now is the time
to fix up your
Model T Ford
lajmpt and winter driving, in
fcije tag® war jwnr Model T and find out just what
in the way of replacement parts and adjustments,
null oost, you may be able to protect and
, war investment in the car and get thousands
mi additional service.
get the fullest use from your car, the
anpany is still devoting a considerable
••An «d ta plants to the manufacture of Model T parts
and^nffl eannae to do so as long as they are needed
i quickly available through Ford deal
mt the country. Note the low prices
taw <19X2.1925) each
taw <19X6-1927) each
_ assembly 0915-26) pair __
car top (1915-25) complete - 27.00
cat* lop ((1926-27) complete, tnrlmlr, curtains
for parts only, but the charge for
is equally low. It is billed at a flat rate so you may
in advance what the job will cost.
Ford Motor Company
Copeland’s HEALTH TMK
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Hy ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D.
(United States Senator and former Heall, lissioner of
(Inquiries may be addresed to Dr. Copeland, care The Star, Shelby,
N. C. If you desire a personal reply, enclose a stamped envolepo.c ad
dressed back to you.)
One of the most common lot human afflictions is ..ore throat.
Many persons cannot get wet feet or expose themselves to the weather
without an attack.
1 doubt exceedingly if climatic and weather conditions arc tre
menaousiy important lactors in me development
of sore throat. There are other causes which
must not be over looked.
Nine times out of ten a careful study of the
case will show some violation of the rules of
I hygiene. Loss of sleep, worry and overwork
must be counted among the Important causes.
I am surprised that more attention is not
paid to the digestion and cumulation. It will be
I found in nine cases out of ten that the intestinal
I tract is not clean. It is difficult to say exactly
how a sore throat could be traced to this pnr
I ticular cause. I must say. however, that my ob
servation, covering a good many years, has
caused me to conclude that sluggishness of the
intestinal tract is usually an accompaniment of
every sort of sore throat.
tnis is irur. it must ioiiow as n matter ot course tnat overeating,
abuse ot the stomach by the taking of rich foods, and all the other things
that we know are capable of producing indigestion, may be the back
ground of a cold. If you go away on a visit and your friends feed you
everything under the sun, you are bound to suffer a reaction. A sore
throat is merely one of the symptoms.
me veins tnat carry ine moon
from the lining membrane of the
lower bowel run almost directly to
the liver. They arc a part of what
we call the portal circulation.
These large blood vessels go to the
liver and that organ is supposed to
filter out the bacteria end poisons
which have developed in the intes
tinal tract. Under ordinary condi
tions the liver does its work effec
tively. But it cannot accomplish
the impossible. If these poisonous
things are there in too large a quan
tity, they escape into the general
circulation of the blood. Then they
are carried everywhere, of course.
Let us assume, then, that this
state of alfairs is present in the
system. The person in question
does a lot of talking, perhaps he
makes a speech or two, or he smokes
a lot—then what happens? There
is enough irritation and congestion
in the tonsils and other parts of the
throat so that the bacteria and the
products of bacterial action find a
favorable place of attack. The next
thing is a sore throat of some sort.
What are we going to do about
it? The sensible thing is to clear
out the Intestinal tract by enemas
or suitable medication. Then the
diet should be restricted for a day
or two. This procedure will guaran
tee that no further poisoning of the
tissues shall take place.
Fresh air, sunlight. plenty of ■
deep in a well ventilated room, and
restricted hours of labor will com
plete the cure. I am sure this will
ippeal to you as sensible advice.
The fact is that pain or discom
fort is usually an evidence of abuse
>f the body. When we learn to live
ryglenic lives and to observe rules
>f sensible living, we will have
fewer aches and pains. We really
rave no right to growl when we are
incomfortable because in most in
Notice is hereby given that I have
sold the Shelby Radiator Shop
which I have been operating for a
number or years to Leroy Ledford
who will continue to operate it
under the same name and place. I
will pay all bills owing by the said
Shelby Radiator shop prior to
April 22. 1929, and all accounts
made prior to said date will be col
lected by me. I will not be respon
sible for indebtedness contracted in
the name of the said Shelby Rad
iator shop after April 22, 1929.
This April 29. 1929.
JAMES A. DYCUS, trading
as Shelby Radiator Shop.
r . -
Hotel Charles Rldg., Corner
Trade and W. Warren Sts.
Civil and Criminal Practice
In All Courts
Office: Union Trust Co.
Civil Engineer And
Farm Surveys. Sub-divis
ions, Plats and General
- Phone 417 -
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stances we are merely suffering the
effects of our own misdeeds. Aches
and palais are sent by Mother Na
ture ns a reminder that we need to
Answers To Health Queries.
Anxious May Q.—What should a
girl weigh who is 23 years old and
6 feet 6 inches tall? 2. Is there any
remedy for removing blackheads?
A.—For her age and height she
should weigh about 135 pounds. 2.
Yes. For particulars send a self
addressed, stamped envelope and re
peat your question.
Mrs. A. P. Q —What can be done
for varicose veins?
A—If the varicose veins are
slight, bandaging or wearing an
elastic stocking is often effective,
but in most cases surgical procedure
is necessary. Applications of warm
witch hazel are beneficial in some
Thank you. Q.—What can be done
A—Correct the diet by cutting
down on sugar, starches and coffee.
Almost always constipation or, at
least, sluggish bowel movements are
I?. E. L. Q.—What makes a per
son dream all night long?
A.—Dreaming is due to either
intestinal disturbances or nervous
J. N. V. Q.—How many hours’
sleep should a boy of 15 have every
A.—He should have ten hours
sleep every night.
F. W. F Q—After fasting eight
hours, how long does it take for two
fried eggs and a pint of milk to be
transformed into enegry in the sys
tem of a human adult.
A.—About three hours.
IS. S. 3. Q—Can a floating kid
ney be cured?
A —Sometimes increase in weight
may help and in other instances an
operation may be necessary. Try to
Loses In Trade
Of Cars By Night
Rutherfordton.—Isn't any reflec
tion on John Henry’s product that
Holly M. Reece is stirred up because
somebody swapped him a Ford for
his Oldsmobtle. It s merely a com
mentary on the characteristics of
that particular Ford.
The Oldsmobtle was stolen from
the garage at the home of Mr.
Reece. There was no lock on the
garage and when Mr. Reece retired
to 10 p. m. he saw his car was O. K.
in the garage.
When he awoke the next morn
ing his practically new Oldsmobtle
was gone and an old Ford car left
near the house with an Ohio tag
on it. Mr. Reece wants, his car back
and says it was worth more than
two or three Fords like the one that
was left him.
AUTOMOBILE DRIVER IS
RUN OVER BV OWN CAR
Aiken*, S. C.—Clye Quattlebaum
was run over by an automobile here
Not only was he run over but It
was his automobile. To make thing*
worse he was driving the car.
When hi* small car rounding a
corner, another automobile ran in
to the side of it. The door next to
the drivers seat flew open and
Quattlebaum was thrown out. The
rear wheels of his automobile pass
ed over his chest and face.
When he was taken to a hospi
tal physicians found only lacera- '
tlons abeut the lace,-- J
Finds Us Cute But
, Not Always Smart
But Our Educational System Is
The Envy Of The World,
Says Or. Briffault,
New York Times.
Dr. Robert Briffaull, eminent
British anthropologist, who has
just finished a course of lectures at
Dartmouth college, in making ob
servations on America says that the
country is eternally young and
adds that he considers that a ques
tionable compliment. The enthusi
asm and energy of America are, as
always, a great attraction, but, he
went on, "in spite of your cuteness
you are not always smart," Dr.
Brlffault's last visit to the United
States was ten years ago and since
that time there have been many
changes, he said, the most notable
being the prosperity that now pre
However, Dr. Brifl'auit says that
the educational system of this
country is the envy of the world
and points to a culture most grati
fying to envisage. He has made
short visits to the larger Eastern
colleges and a few in the Middle
West, all of which he pronounces
"The college men of this country
are much more in earnest than they
are in England,” said Dr. Briffault,
who has been stopping at the Hotel
Pennsylvania; "in my country it is
considered bad form to be too keen
on anything but sports. The scholar
ships offered here have dome much
to stimulate interest in culture, and
the eagerness of all the young col
lege men here to learn Is really very
"I have heard some criticism of
the fraternity spirit here, but I
consider it very good. It will cer
tainly win over the old tendency
to mold the educational system on
the Oxford policies, which arc
deadly and are an unfortunate relic
of the Middle Ages. Tfie self-gov
erning body is fighting the old os
sified traditions, which are surely
not suited to America. Less classi
cal study is better for a country so
young. Of course, I consider that
some Classical study is necessary,
but this country needs a blending
"While the educational system of
this country is the envy of the world
you need it all, for by education only
can you combat the many elements
here that are making away from
culture. I have not ceased to be
amazed at the completeness of even
the small colleges here. For example
at Dartmouth there Is the finest
library that I have seen anywhere.
It is perfect in its arrangements
and, contrary to the usual rule,
the students are allowed to smoke
there, a little point In comfort
that is very Important. Of course,
I think it is something of a mis
take to have a college in such
a wilderness as Dartmouth is, for
the students have no relief from
their studies. It would be better if
they were nearer a large town, in
"I have been amazed to find New
York city so far ahead of the rest of
the country I have visited. It is
quite a hundred years further ad
vanced than the Middle West. Out
there I found the people really reli
gion and sex, for example, and their
pruderies astounded me. They dis
cussed with great seriousness sub
jects that were long ago outgrown
in England. I was so interested in
their point of view that I never
once lost my temper.
"The American women, too, have
amazed me. I had been told that
the American w'omen are more ad
vanced than the English women. I
have not found that to be the case.
Of course, there are brilliant excep
tions, but for the most part the
women are self-conscious and timid.
Invariably at a gathering the women
and the men group themselves sep
arately and discuss entirely differ
ent subjects. They appear to have
little in common. And it is not
true that the women rule the home
and the men. The old Puritanical
. —. ^
WEBB & WEBB
— REAL ESTATE —
Farms and City Property
See GEO. P. or E. L. YVEBB
UNION TRUST BLDG.
— Telephone 454-J —
Ysrh. April 17th 1*2*
The Board of Director* hare declared a
Quarterly dividend of sixty (60c) cents*
thara, on the common stock of this com
ply. payable May 15th, 1929. to com
mon stockholders of record, at the close
of business May 1st. 1929.
Check* to l* mailed. Transfer books
will not dose.
Owsa Saartrsan. Firs. Aar. W TVssr.
and POWER COMPANY
Bsstoa. April 17th, 1929
The Board of Directors have declared a
quarterly dividend of sixty (60c) cents a
share, on the Class A Common Stock of
this company, payable May 15th, 1929,
to Common Stockholders of record, at
the close of business Msv 1st, 1929.
Check* to be mailed. Transfer books
sail not dose
k. C. Ladd. At*'l Tnasunr
traditions still prevail and men
have the better of it.
"I am not too favorably impressed
by the American business woman.
She may in the future be able to
work out her problems, and I realize
that her entrance into business is
an economic necessity, but just now
it is an unattractive situation. Ulti
mately women want to have a
Child Bride Aids
Her Jailed Hubby
York. S. C—Mrs. Adam D. Tip
pett, pretty and petite young high
school girl of Salisbury, whose hus
band is In Jail here on a charge that
he enticed her to come with him
from Salisbury to Probate Judge
George Preston Smith here for
marriage, knowing that she was
under sixteen, is going to stick by
her youthiul husband, despite her
The young woman came to town
Monday and went to the jail to
see her husband when she gave as
surance that she loved him more
than she did pa and ma and all the
rest. Then she set about getting a
lawyer lor her man and>she expects
that he will be free in a day or two
Tippet said that although he and
his wife had appealed to her lath
er to be reasonable and give them
the parental blessing, the father a
railroao conductor of Salisbury, had
been deaf to their appeals and was
still determined to prosecute him
to the full extent of the law.
However, he was not Inclined to
worry a lot since the visit of his
pretty young wife and her assur
ance that she was sticking to him.
torneys and guardians is to the ef
fect that Vanderburg will very
probably be placed for some months
to come, In a private Institution for
study by mental and psychological
experts. An administrator will
probably be appointed within a few
days for the Vanderburg estate.
trix of the estate of E. W. Wilson,
late of Cleveland county, N, C„ this
Is to notify all persons having
claims against said estate to pres
ent them to the undersigned at
Shelby, N. C. on or before April 8,
1930 or tills notice will be pleaded
in bar of any recovery thereon. All
persons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate settlement.
This 8th day of April. 1929.
MRS. MINNIE LEWIS WILSON.
Admix., Shelby, N. C. pd
Having this day qualified as ad
ministrator of the estate of W. R.
Tesseneer, late of Cleveland coun
ty, this is to notify all persons
having claims against the said es
tate; to present them to me proper
ly proven on or before the 27th day
of April. All persons owing the said
estate will please make immediate
payment to the undersigned. This
April 27th 1929.
D. A. TESSENEER, R-l, Lat
tlmore, administrator of
W. R. Tesseneer, deceased. 4tpd
HERO IN nil
Report Of His Being Honor Ouesl
At Banquet Was
Gastonia,—Gastonia people were
mortified at reports that Jake Van
derburg, 17-year-old boy who was
found not guilty of the murder of
five members of his family, was to
be the guest of honor at the an
nual junior-senior banquet of the
Gastonia high school. The story had
absolutely no foundation, in fact,
and called forth vehement denial
by the school officials, teachers, stu
dents and those in charged the
banquet. Traced down, it was found
that,, following Jake's release, an
old school mate of his in tie: local
high school, himself but recently
back home from a hospital for the
treatment of nervous disorders, had
been overheard talking about Ur
Vanderburg is no hero in Gas
tonia, though numbers of women,
displaying a maudlin sentimentality
that disgusted the general public
were seen during the week to bring
him flowers, candy and other dain
ties to the court room.
Information obtained from his at
Corsages, Bouquets and t
Funeral Designs a Special- \
t.v. Complete line of
SHELBY FLOWER \
— PHONE 580 —
“Say It With Flowers”— (
The Gift Supreme.
DR. H. C. DIXON
Office Over Woolworth's.
Dr. C. M. Peele~
Office Over Woolworth
Residence Phone 460-W
Office Phone 99-W
— Dr. Charlie H. Harrill —
— Dentist —
Office in Judge Webb Bldg.
Over Stephenson Drug Co.
Office Phone 530, Residence G3‘i j
SHELBY, N. C.
First Trial of Black-Draught
Convincing, Says Lady,
Who Escaped Suffering
By Taking It.
Jackson, Miss.—"My first expert
I ence with Black-Draught convince
j mo that it was a good medicine.
| says Mrs. Ida Kersh, 311 South Con
gress Street, this city, who says sh
has taken Black-Draught for year
"My trouble,” writes Mrs. Kerr.:
"was sick headache which seemc
to be caused by constipation,
used to liave a thick, slimy taste i
my mouth, and such a tired, ba
feeling. This would bo followed b
headache and sick stomach. I wou:
have to stop my work and go to be.
"I read about Black-Draught ar.
decided to try it. 1 found that b
taking the Black-Draught in tlm
1 could ward off these sick speli,
"And so for the last twenty year:
when I feel the least bit bad, I tak
Black-Draught and feel that It he
saved me much pain and sickness
Constipation dams up poisons i;
the bowels, where they are absorbe
into the general system, causin.
many serious symptoms.
Thousands of letters of prais
from users of Thedford’s Black
Draught, on file at the laboratory
where Black-Draught is made, te;
tify to the high esteem in whit
it is held for the relief of cons'
potion and attendant ills. kc_
Now Dries in 4 Houu
Always popular, r’ -^.ya eat
sfactory in res. v it’
Dries in 4 Honrs
Transparent, shows the grain of th
wood. Eight beautiful rare woe
colors fer furniture and woodwoi
as well - 3. Waterproof. N
"We Serve to Satisfy”
Phone ;!:i0 Shelby, N. C .
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