The Cleveland Star
SHELBY, N. C.
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At Shelby. North Carolina, under the Act ot Congress March 3. 1879
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WF.DNESD’Y, MAY 8. 1929.
Mary Pick ford once was known as “America’s Sweet
heart" but it seems to us as if that title should now be pass
ed on to Miss Anne Morrow, seeing as how she is the sweet
heart of the sweetie of American women.
Two headlines in Monday’s Star indicate that things
are not in such a bad way out on the farms of Cleveland
<ounty. They were: “Train Load of Cleveland Seed Ship
ped Away,” and “Cleveland Farmers Buying More Mules
Than Ever This Year.” Then, y’know, there may be
some relation between the two.
The Methodist board of temperance (a board frequent
ly heard of and from during the last election) is now on the
warpath after the deadly cigarette, and our curiosity is to
know if certain North Carolina interests, whose convictions
coincided with the temperance board in the election, will
again applaud and cooperate with the temperance group,
Which, as The New York World puts it, “is in politics up to
A year or so ago The Star was tolling the world that
Shelby w’as growing as a business center because of the big
increase in postal receipts at the local postoftice, and along
came Judge Rufe Clark, the editorial writer, who served as
'postmaster under Woodrow Wilson, to inform that growing
postal receipts do not necessarily indicate a growing town.
And now that the last report from Postmaster Quinn shows
that receipts at the local office have decreased this year,
we’re hoping that Mr. Clark knew whereof he talked.
BUT w\RE THEY?
A CONTRIBUTOR to the open forum of a Charlotte paper
™ in discussing farm relief by Congress writes:” . . . There
is absolutely no way under the sun for it (Congress) to give
monoply and business of every kind—except agriculture—
the whole of the apple and still have anything left for the
farmer. . . The farmer is the team that pulls, the load. He
is now overloaded, the only remedy is to take off some of
the junk. A negro teamster would know that much if his
mules wepe^ trying to go and couldn’t. Congressmen ought
to be as, wise.”
Answers are in order.
GOT GEORGETOWN CIChE!)
«‘OAGE GEORGETOWN KENTUCKY." comments The
Charlotte Observer. “It has a population of 5,000, with
but 11-4 policeman to the thousand.” A well-behaved town,
we would say, but it seems as if our friend Col. Harris over
looks his neighboring town of Shelby. Here we have a popu
and only five policemen, or one blue-coat for
2,000 people. (The Greensboro News may describe that as
one-half of a policeman to the 1,000 population"). However,
in Georgetown since the first of the year the police court
has handled only eleven cases, while in Shelby the daily
docket runs around 11 cases.
•THE PRESS of the South in the election last fall was a
dry press. In many instances the Southern papers sup
ported Governor Smith but in doing so took every occasion
offered to denounce his prohibition views and to rally about
the prohibition act. And as a ballast for that recollection
comes this paragraph from The Greensboro News: South
Carolina Press association held its convention on route to
Havana, Cuba: Alabama Press association is planning to
hold its convention on the way to Montreal, Canada. Draw
your own deductions.’*
The recollection is, too, that the North Carolina Press
group assembled last at Chapel Hill. Of course that may
not Kid in the deductions. ,
THE PARENTS’ JOB
A KANSAS CITY woman recently criticized high school
authorities of that city rather severely for permitting
high school pupils to organize secret fraternities which, with
their social activities, took up much of the spare time of the
youngsters who belonged to them.
A school board member, in reply, declared that it was
the parents and not the school authorities that were to
“Fraternities and sororities have no place in high
school life,” he said, “and the board has no jurisdiction over
such activities out of school. That is the duty of the par
ents, and the parents should not, because of their own lack
of control, attempt to foist an alien duty upon the school
board. If some fathers permit an unrestricted, unchaperon
ed use of motor cars and a too liberal allowance, then the
fault of creating an undemocratic atmosphere is the fault of
That sounds like good sense. Too many parents try to
shove their own responsibilities off on over-worked school
principals. The board member called the turn.
WARDEN LA WES ON CRIME
VV/ARDEN LEWIS E. LAWES of Sing Sing prison, ponder
W ing over the fact that even the wisest and best-enforced
laws somehow fail to stop crime, turns to consider the ques
tion, “What can be found that will do the job?”
The warden, it should be remarked, knows a good deal
about this subject. At Sing Sing he has studied criminals
of all types and conditions. He is a wise man, unswayed by
prejudices and emotions, and his conclusions ought to carry
Newspapers and moving pictures, he complains, are oft
en at fault, in that they represent the criminal as a dashing,
picturesque fellow who lives a life of ease as a result of his
nefarious ventures. In reality, he points out, that is a false
picture; criminals are usually somewhat stupid and coward
ly, and the average net profit in robbery or burglary is far,
far less than most of us suppose.
Keyond this factor, however. Warden Lawes cites the
/act that city children, particularly in the poorer districts,
do not have a chance to play properly. They have to play in
the streets; they form petty gangs, and out of sheer child
ish enthusiasm and animal spirits take to pranks and mis
demeanors that eventually land them in criminal pursuits.
Every additional playground is of incalculable value in cut
ting off recruits for the army of criminals.
Indeed, it is this work for and with children that the
warden seems to consider the most important of all. Chil
dren must have a chance to play. They must be given train
ing that will help them to restrain themselves and teach them
♦ he value of social order and discipline. They must be help
ed, in other words, to fit themselves for wholesome, con
structive lives, rather than allowed to drift into paths that
lead in the other directions.
Obviously, our police and court systems need certain im
provements to cope with the underworld; but just as ob
viously, it is even more important that we do something to
prevent crimes before they happen. Warden I,awes’ words
ought to get earnest consideration from everyone who wants
to see our crime situation improved.
of the installment plan, has it helped the average
American citizen, or has it handicapped him? There
are supporters to both views, but the following diary, en
titled “Easy Terms," as published in Thrift magazine, and
which one company reprinted and placed a copy in the hands
of every employe, should at least cause some thought upon
the part of the average newspaper reader. Here it is:
“January 1. Bought an automobile today. Easy terms.
Very fine car. with cigar lighter on dash. Ought to finish
payment on this in 18 months.
“February 4. Paid installments due on car. Bought a
radio set on easy terms. Fine set, and payments will be
small and monthly.
“March 7. A little late with payment on the car this
month, and will have to let the radio payment go over till
April, as I bought a set of books.
A DIARY EXCELLING SOLOMON
April 15. Borrowed $50.00 from the boss to meet pay
ment. on car. The radio man came to take away the set, but
we put out the lights and weren’t home. The chump hung
around ah evening, so I couldn’t see to read the books.
“Juno 1. Borrowed $100 from Uncle George to pay the
$5°.00 I borrowed from the boss, and also to meet payment
on the car. Got behind a little on the book payments, be
cause 1 bought a piece of land in a new real estate develop
ment. This land ought to jump in value. Paid $50.00 down.
“August 15. Somehow I don’t miss the radio set much.
And you can get plenty of books from the public library.. The
thing that hurts is that Uncle George should be so mean.
Of course I told him I’d pay back the $100 on August 1; but
you can’t do the impossible, can you? Trying to arrange a
character loan from the bank. If I can borrow $250.00, I
jean get square again and everything will g0 fine.
August 1C. Bank says I have no character. What a
bunch of crooks!
“September HO. The garage man is holding the car for
that labor bill, what right have they to hold the car? It does
not belong to me.
“October 18. It wasnt any use. I had to let the car go.
Anyway, I d rather have the piece of land. They’ve given me
a month s grace on that. Real estate people have more heart,
November 15. 1\ ell, they can have their old land. Good
riddance. If I knew where to got $60.00 to meet the payment
on the piano, I’d be all right. Bought a new automobile to
day, on the ‘pay out of income’ basis.
“November 16. Income stopped. Got the sack at the of
fice. In looking for a job you’ve got to have a suit of clothes,
so I bought one this afternoon. Five dollars down.’’
In Queen City
Charlotte lllghs Consider Shelby
Team Strongest Koe In
The high school baseball team
which licks Casey Morris' Shel
by Highs will more than likely
be the next stale champions of
North Carolina in the opinion
i of the coaches and other play*
l ers in the.state title rare.
Anyway, here is what The
Charlotte Observer sport writer
thinks about it:
“There are eight groups in the
western half of the state and of
the winners in these groups
Norwood, Shelby and Wades*
boro are picked as the teams
most likely to prove the biggest
obstacles for the locals, with
Shelby favored in some sections
to cop the title.
“Norwood's sensational hurl
rr. Went*, has been pitching a
great brand of ball In all of
Norwood's elimination games.
letting Rorkwell down without
a score last Friday. Wadesboro
may always be counted on to
put out a strong nine, while
Casey Morris' Shelby lads have
one of the most impressive
records in the state. In the three
; games that they have played in
the state race they have scored
39 runs and stolen a total of 20
bases. In addition, their mound
ace. Ilamrick. is rated as one
of the best of high school pitch
"Skidmore's proteges are
rounding into the best of their
form, but they will down some
fast competition if they go to
Chapel Hill to play <u the fin
Evert Cupid Is being commercial'
ized. To boom the "Honeymoon
Trail” leading to Niagara Falls, the
Syracuse. N. Y.. Chamber of com
merce has erected along the route
signs 50 feet high with two Immense
hearts pierced by an arrow.
Try Star Wants Ads
To Halt Speeders
Drive On Faulty Equipment To Be
Started First—No Arrests
Tlaleigh.--One of the first things
that automobile owners end drivers
must do when the state highway
patrol starts functioning, is to al
ways carry their license registra
tion cards with them, according to
Captain Charles D. Farmer, com
mander of the patrol. The first
thing that an officer will ask to
see whenever an automobile is
stopped on the road is the license
registration card of the driver.
"The first thing we are going to
undertake is the testing of equip
ment on automobile, such as emer
gency and foot brakes, warning de
vices, mirrors, windshield wipers,
headlights, taillights and visibility
of license tags," said Captain
Farmer. "An deach operator must
of course have his or her license
"The patrolmen will stop cars
from time to time and test out
their equipment. If any of it is
found faulty, the owners of the
cars will be given cards indicating
what need3 to be corrected, signed
by the patrolman. The owner of
the car will then be given 48
hours to have the defects corrected,
and the garage or repair man will
be allowed five days to get a
duplicate card mailed back to head
quarters io Indicate that the ad
justments ordered have been made.
But If the adjustments are not
made within the 48 hours allowed,
the garage signifying that the ad
justments have been made, an of
ficer will be sent to investigate,"
said Captain Farmer.
"We are not going to give our
men any instructions with regard
to speed or speeding," Captain
Farmer continued, "because there
are times when it is about as safe
to run 55 miles an hour as it
would be to drive 30 miles under
other circumstances. Thus our
men will be instructed to curb
speed only when it becomes danger
ous to the driver and to traffic.
We will, of course, go after reck
less drives and drunken drivers
with everything we have, since
they are the real menaces."
Drunken drivers can expect no
mercy whatever from the highway
patrol, according to Captain Farm
er. who says drastic regulations
ore being drawn to eliminate there
death-dealing drivers from the I
"But the drivers who want to
know the law and carry it out
have nothing to fear from the pa- i
trolmen, but tvill rather look upon
them as the best friends they have
on the road,’’ says Captain Farm
er. "If a driver runs out of gaso
line, the patrolman will either go
and get the gas for him or see J
that It is sent to him. Or if a
woman driver has tire trouble, the ‘
patrolman will change the tire for
her or give any other assistance
needed. We want to make sendee
the watchword of the patrol."
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