The Cleveland Star SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY — WEDNESDAY — FRIDAY SUBSCRIPTION PRICE By Mat], per year ...— ---—— By Carrier, per year----—--—--— *3 0 THE STAR PUBLISHING COMPANY. INC. LEE B. WEATHERS_President and Editor 8. ERNEST HOEY..—____ Secretary and Foreman RENN DRUM-----—. New* Editor A. D. JAMES_-__Advertising Manager Entered as second class matter January 1. 1905. at the postofflce At Shelby. North Carolina, under the Act ot Congress March 3. 1879 We wish to call your attention to the fact that It Is and has been our custom to charge five cents per line for resolutions of respect, cards of thanks and obituary notices, after one death notice has been published. This will be strictly adherred to. WF.DNESD’Y, MAY 8. 1929. TWINKLES 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 its neck? 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. AN INNUENDO •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 blame. “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 those fat!#rs.” 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 some weight. 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, after all. 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.’’ Shelby Outfit Biggest Worry In Queen City Charlotte lllghs Consider Shelby Team Strongest Koe In Western Section. 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 ers. "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 als." 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 Highway Patrol To Halt Speeders Drive On Faulty Equipment To Be Started First—No Arrests Unless Necessary. / - 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 registration card. "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 highways. "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." Give yourself the pleasure of smok ing a fragrant, mellow cigarette Camel CIGARETTES WHY CAMELS ARE THE BETTER CIGARETTE The Camel blend of choice Turkish and Domestic tobaccos has never been equaled. This blend produces a delightful mildness and mellowness> Camels are always uniform in quality. You can smoke Camels freely without tiring your taste. They do not leave a cigaretty after-taste. Camels are a refreshing and satisfyingsmoke. 5) 1929, R. 1. 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