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Around Our TOWN
In his talk before the Shelby Rotary club recently Prof. W. E. White
used a descriptive term often heard in the old days and still heard quite
a bit in the rural sections. In telling of a certain pioneer in the early
days of Cleveland county. Prof. White said "he lived at home and board
•a ai me same place.
Most of those who have lived
three decades have heard the ex
presslon. while the majority of the
older {oiks have heard it so often
and interpret the meaning so read- j
ily that they seldom think of its
origin or original meaning.
Our idea of the meaning of the ,
iterm is that it coincides with the
ambitious slogan of nearly every 1
{arm agent in America, that of hav- 1
ing the farmer first of all produce j
his own foodstuff and the feedstuff |
for his livestock. Originally the e.\- I
pression likely conveyed the knowl- i
edge that the person spoken of pro
duced the food at home with which
to "set his table.'’ Nowadays, and 1
| how much it is that way most of j
I us do not realize, a big percentage <
of every meal, on the farm as well j
as In the city, comes from the store
“or the delicatessen. The farm boy
of two or three decades back never
knew what it was to carry any
thing home to eat from the store,
but it is different non-.
. The expression, "live at home
and board at the same place," may
be applicable to a great numbe ■ of
people today in that these referred
To are prosperous enough to go out
and purchase what they may need,
but very few of them produce the
board as they did in the old days,
,a,nd for that reason we arc of the
Opinion that the expression, hi its
Original interpretation, is .useless
these days. Perhaps wc <rr in the
prediction and also in defining the
phrase. If so, some of ihc old
timers arc free to prompt us.
words. R. R. Clark, thr Greensboro
and Statesville editorial writer, is
troubled about the southern pro
nunciation of "reckon” and calls
upon this department to consult
Ebelloft. termed the "Shelby lexi
cographer" by The Greensboro
News, as the proper, or rather the
prevailing Southern pronunciation
of the word, which, incidentally, is
misused as to meaning far more
than it is used correctly
The argument originated with
The Greenville iS. C.' News, which
criticised stage players for pro
nouncing the word wrong in at
tempting to give it the Southern
pronunciation. The News notes
that the stage players say it as
"reck-in," and contends that South
erners really say "reg-gun.” Mr.
Clark comes back with the remark
that it may be pronounced "reg
gun" in South Carolina but in
North Carolina it is pronounced
“reckon" as is. Ebcltoft. being con
sulted. agrees with the veteran edi
tor that the pronunciation he has
always heard in the South—Pied
mont Carolina. Eastern Carolina
Louisiana and elsewhere— is "reck
on." or "reck-un." which, in the
North Carolina manner of saying
things is one and the same.
"The Greenville writer. says
Ebeltoft. "may have conceived his
■reg-gun' because some people con
fuse the two sounds, "ck' and g.
either i speaking or hearing; but
the prevailing pronunciation as I
have heard it is ‘reckon.'
Continuing. Mr. Clark points out
May lit
Here :iro appropriate sift*
;\ny «>nc «■' 'vhich v. ill make
a charmiai; remembrance.
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fine silk hosiery
Sheer chiffon silk in all the new
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Tailored and lace-trimmed mod
els in pastel shades and white.
139-1II S. U1WYETTE ST. SHELBY, N. < ■
that hi the south the word i,s ordi
narily used as "I reckon so," in the
sense of 'I suppose so" in giving ,
reluctant assent to some statement
or view, when really the word
means to calculate or to make an
estimate. Therein he is correct, but
our idea Is that the misuse »ns a
natural development of the proper
usage In that the misuse originated
in giving assent to the calculation
or estimation of another. For ex
ample: Two native citizens arc
standing on a street corner when
they are approached by a stranger
who asks:
‘How far is it. please, to High
"I suppose it is about 70 miles,
answers one of the natives, and
turning to the other, "isn't that
right. Bill?"
"I reckon so." or I reckon you re
right. Bob.' ;s the reply of the
other native
In that sense "suppose and
"reckon," although misused are in
reality used indirectly in connection
with the reasoning or calculating
of the distance.
In fiction and magazine articles
centering about the New England
people we have frequently read a
similar conversation in which the
! natives use the expression "I cu’.
| culate so." or "I calculate so.
i Whether or not the expression is
| typical of the colloquialism of the
(New England sector we dare not
'say, for written interpretation o;
such usually err, but we do know
that no Southerner lias ever an
swered "I calculate so" even though
| in stage plays we hav e heard mimic
j Caroliniaais and Georgians enswer
! ing in such a manner.
I Shelby's most recent battle of bal
, lots we would remind, cheer up and
■ congratulate the several candidates.
'■ both in and out. that the political
game is much like the life of the
| elevator boy—its has its ups and
downs. ,
election, had the votes gone that
| way, is that Shelby could have had
; a grocerymans board for city fath
ers. In three wards there was a can
I didate for the board who is a groc
leryman. but as it happened, and
i things do happen that wav in elec
tions. only one of the three groc
;crs was elected. It may be best that
only one of the three grocers was
elected, and that with all good
| wishes to the defeated grocers, for
in case all three had been elected
there might have been a howl from
those fearing dire and calamitous
things that the grocers were trying
to get a monopoly on Shelby so as
; to run up the price of sugar and
eggs. Too, us newspaper guys might
have been, before many r ecks pass*
,ed. referring to the aldermen as
Shelby's "big butter and egg men"
instead of 'pur city fathers."
And, then, think what a hard
life three groce-s on the board
would live with the news voters, the
housewives, on their trail. Amid
some important meeting of the
board at the city hall the telephone
would likely ring and the irate
voice of a housewife inquire for one
, of the aldermen. And over the wire
1 the voice might say: "Lookahee.
Mr. Alderman, if the next dozen of
eggs you send out to my house are
no fresher than the last dozen. I'll
tell you here and now that you'll
; never get my vote again."
It just wouldn't have done for
three members of the board to have
been grccers, but as it is the one
grocer elected may weather the
storm with the aid of his three as
sociates, cne of whom is a textile
manufacturer, another a casket
j maker, and the third a miller,
i But that should be enough whoo
! pee about a thing that is already
! history—what Shelby people will
, be wanting to know is the lineup
i Mayor-to-be McMurry will take
i into office with him just as the
month of brides is getting under -
w av.
I Dr. D. M. Morrison
Ejex Examined, Glasses Filled
And Repaired.
Located In Webb Building. Down
Stairs Next To Hanes Shoe
Telephone 583. Shelby, \. C.
.1 " ' ' "
For Up-To-Date Shoe lie
! pairing. Abo Rebuilt And
New Shoes For Sale At
Bargain Prices. Call tn
! And Look Them Over.
West Marion Street, Third
Door From Western Union,
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Demands Prison
According to Air.r* Vanvolkert
burgh, top, of Kansas City,
i Mo., this poisoning of hus
bands by their wives has got
to stop. He is now preferring
charges against his v ife, below,
whom he claim* tried to do
away with him via the poison
route. He was pretty sick for
some time, but has recovered
now and demands prison for
his v\ ife. »■. ho is alleged to Slave
confessed her part in the deed
“rotter's field'’ Burying Plat r Of
Tefer Straford." An Un
usual Life.
Oakland. Cal.—A grave in potter s
field yawned for “Peter Straford."
a woman who for years masquerad
. cd as a man, married another wom
an and worked at jobs varying all
the way from heavy manual labor
to writing critical essays with a su
fistic tint. No one claimed the body.
“Peter Straford” rrvmled "his"
j secret to a physician before "his''
death Thursday.
! Dozens of letters found among
her effects at Niles. Cal., showed
glimpses of a personality deeply
j immersed in the lore of sufism, a
cult which centuries ago arose as
the fundamentalist faction of Mo
hammedanism These were studied
! in an attempt to learn her life
i history.
“Peter Straford." it was believed
was born in New Zealand. the
'daughter of a member of the Brit
ish royal guards. Several years ago
I she appeared in New York as
' Dcrcslcy Morton, writer and liter
jary critic. And then “Peter Strat
j ford'* appeared, wooing Mrs. Eliza
beth Rowland as "Stratford" lay ill
jin a Kansas City hospital. "He"
and Mrs. Rowland were married
j there in 1925.
j Some of the letters were love
; messages to women. somtj w ere ex
positions of the sufistic cult and
|.somc were personal and business
j missives. Some of them indicated
I literary achicvetaeni and some were
incoherent but the thick sheaf of
j letters found in a trunk in her hotel
I room cast an insight into the in
credible life of a woman who for
'years worked .and lived with men
: without exciting suspicion concern*-!
1 ins her nes.
Her masculine characteristics; in-!
eluding a baritone \oicc. set her
(apart until, assuming more and
(more the habits of a man, she fi
nally abandoned her feminine char
acter completely and took a man's
place in the world.
An Oakland employer said she
was the best mail he ever hired,
iMrs. Rowland was located in Hotly
wood. She declared she had left
("Stratford'’ a tew months aeo upon
'learning the truth a both ‘his’’ sex.
!Mrs. Rowland said .she was writing
for the screen at presen'
A Rood City.
From The Twin City Sentinel.
The City of Winstcn-Solcm \oted
5-.500.C00 in school bends about a
'ear ago. Only eleven votes were
cast against the issue, and local
people felt pretty good ovrr that
Then—the plans for several new
buildings and additirais were ap
proved and contracts awarded. So
It became necessary to get some
money to pay the bills and the
city offered $1,800,000 of the bonds.
Ten bids were received, coming
from about lorty bonds buyers. That
'showed the interest that Is mani
fested when Winston-Salem goes a
bond selling But of still further
(gratification is the price that was
offered, a premium of $1.81 per
| M00. It .was the best sale that any
| city or county in North Carolina
I has held in a Jena lime, according
to men in position to know
Washington in such a gossipy
town ns Washington. the impene- ,
trablp blanket of eerrry which w;V' (
thrown around the tariff bill is a
phenomenal almost as Interesting
to the casual onlooker ns the pro- |
visions of the bill itself are to mem
bers of Congres and interested In- ■
The rates ol the various sched- •
ulcs,-pending actual 'introduction
of the bill on the floor, have been
exclusively the property ol the Re
publican members of the House j
formulated them
The bill ha ■ not been introduced (
as this is written, and the Demo
cratic members of the committee j
can only guess wlmt may be in U. ]
Other Republican members of the '
house have no information at all.
and neither have the Interests ;
affected, 10 whom Increased tariffs |
mean increased profits
Producing interests bark home
naturally, have been writing their!
congressman for confidential in*
formation about what would be in j
the bill with regard to rates on I
their schedules. Some of these con- j
gressmen have complained that
they were turned down rather bru
tally, if not angrily, by ways and
means members approached for the
"I though lie was a friend or
mine!" more tha none such con
gressman has exclaimed.
Old-timers car Capitol>Hi’.l say
there was never a time before
when there weren't more leaks from
the way; and means boys, al
though the party in power has al
[ ways tried to preserve secrecy in
[framing its tariff bill.
Some little flurry was caused by
a supposed leak to the effect, that
| the sugar tariff was being raised.
Apparently the sugar leak really
was a leak. It was the only break,
at any rate, in a situation which
■ found nearly everyone on the Hill
i asking nearly everyone else what
I they'd heard about the duty
(changes. Nearly everyone was
, commissioning nearly everyone else
to find out whatever he could and
report back promptly—-without re
■ suit.
There have been all kinds of
| trouble over the sugar rates ever
(since the leak. Naturally the big
sugar interests, principally Ameri
can producers operating in Cuba.
■ came rushing in on the Republican
; ways members and if the leak was
j correct then and the new duties
i had been fixed as reported the du
'l ties provided by the bill may be
(altogether different.
The incident indicates why so
i much secrecy is maintauied. If it
! were all threshed out in the open
■ there probably never would be any
tariff bills. For instance, if word
(went out one day that the Repub
lican members of the committee
were considering rates on pottery
and glass there would be 50 or 60
people taking a Washington-bound
tram that night, determined to
; exert pressure. Life for ways and
i means committeemen would simply
i become unbearable.
J A tariff bill is always a purely
party proposition. Minority mem
bers can only get in their digs, gen
erally futile, at the hearings or on
i the floor after the bill is presented.
1 The bulk of the Republican mem
■ bers are lrom industrial districts
: and each one, naturally, has a per
ifectly beautiful chance to take care
I of his ow n home interests. Seven
(state—New York. Pennsylvania,
I'Massachusetts. New' Jersey, Ohio.
Illinois and Michigan—produce 60
(per cent of American manufac
tured products, and each has at
■ least one Republican congressman
Ion ways and means
Taxi Driver Goe* Back T©
Medicine He Had Taken
When a Boy to Find
Nteholasrllle, Ky.—,rRurmlng a
taxi is my business, and I am called
out at all times, sometimes just be
fore meal time, and this makes my
eating as well as my sleeping very
irregular,” says Mr. Jesse Dickerson,
of 502 Central Avenue, this city.
“I had indigestion, on account of
this irregularity. I would feel very
uncomfortable after meals. I would
be constipated and have dizziness.
“I knew I had to take something.
1 remembered how. when at home
before I was married, my mother
would give us Black-Draught, and
how she believed in it.
‘‘So I decided to take it again. It
sure did me good. I am glad to-let
others know what a good laxative
Black-Draught is. It clean up a
dull headache, and makes me feel
like a new person.’*
Thousands of other men and
women find Black-Draught a gnat
help in relieving common ailments,
due to indigestion, constipation and
In thousands of families, Thed
ford's Black-Draught has a corner
all its own on the medicine shelf.
In use nearly 100 years. Safe,
efficient, reliable.
Sold everywhere. Try it tm-W
. indigeittort. Biliouindtt J
-- • ._LA.- iA- ■
List Of Patients
At Shelby Hospital
The following patients were in the
Shelby hospital this morning:
Mr. I,. C Camp. Shelby, R-l;
Mrs. U W. Crowder. Lawndale. R-l;
Mrs. C. L. Gold. Shelby. R-4 and
baby Gold, boy; Mrs Fred Jack
son, Latttmore; Mrs V. L, Trout
man. Shelby; Mr. G. R. Wylie.
Blacksburg, B. C ; Mrs S. C. Par
ker. Karl; Mrs. T. A White. Cliff
side; Mr. Frank Cornwell. Shelby,
R-5; Mrs. Ernest Jennings. Shelby,
R-6: Mas Frances McArthur,
Shelby; Mrs. Frank Devenny. Lawn
dale, Devertny baby. daughter;
Mrs. W. H. Champion. Shelby.
Champion baby, daughter; Mrs
Nan Turner. Kings Mountain;
Mrs. Will Ijeigli, Patterson Springs;
Mr. II C. Allen, Shelby; Mrs W
F Wilson. Shelby; Lltile Edna
Cartco, Shelby: Mr. J. L Parker,
Shelby. R-4: Miss Amanda Purdy,
Shelby. R-4: Edna Huskey 'col.'.
Blacksburg. S. C ; Mary Birched
ecol.L Shelby; Fannie Jones tcol.»,
Shelby, U-J.
New Machinery At
Textile College!
Recent, additions to the equip- \
men: at the State colleRe textile j
school, Raleigh, include th" lastal- '
lation of a Cooper Hewitt lighting i
system which has been placed in
the v.eave room Another recent
addition lia* been the equipping
of one of the card* with Platt's
Metallic Card Clothing This cloth
ing was developed in Fiance and i
extensively used in Lancashire and
other textile centers of the world.
It Is claimed that this clothing
will eliminate the grinding and
stripping of cards, reduce the per
centage of strips and produce a
card silver of greater regularity
Tests with tliis clothing will be
made by students in the textile
school as part of their regular work
in carding.
Singing Convention.
The Union Singers convention,
also the South Mountain Singers
convention will meet with Double
Shoals church the third Sunday,
i the 19th day of May for all day
singing. Dinner on grounds. Come
on bring your full chorus or quar
tet duet, or any way you want to
sing. Let me see you as early as
you can get there. So that I can
get you on the program. We are
looking for a number of 3ingers
from both Carolinas. Every body in
vited .
J. C. BRIDGES, Director.
Rum Drive On In
Rutherford County
Ilnur Still Taken—Many Arrests
(l\rr Week-End lor
R-ulherfordton.- Deputies Curtis
Hardin. Hoy Weeks. Rov Dalton
and two citizens captured a 100
gullon capacity copper still on Rock
Crock in Chimney Rock Township
It was in lull blast and war. one ot
the best outfits ever captured iti
Ruthertord county. ‘
Two white men were at work a'
the plant which would turn out
a gallon of whisky about every thir
ty minute•■. The operators made
their escape. Ounrds were stationed
near the plan and when the officers
were discovered the guards fired n
warning and the men fled. Officers
captured 1 1-2 gallons of whisky
and about 30 gallons of brer,
A total of 30 people. Including
one negro woman, ten white men
and eleven colored men were placed
in jail here over the week-end j
charged with being drunk, gambling |
or transporting r.h,k’\
Officers believe since the Jones
law wertt into effect that biockadevn
are using greater precaution abou‘
being captured as guards have been
discovered at several still* recently
Group 1 B. Y. P. U.
At Sandy Plain*
Oioup Ho. I of the B V. P. U
'aHI mf’i Friday night May 10th
with the Sandy Plains Baptist
church. Th'.s group embraces the
Sunday schools of Sandy Plains.
Beaver Dam Baltimore, Pleasant
Bidge, Flint Hill. Poplar Springs,
Mount Sinai and Union. Miss Ruth
Walker delivers the address of wel
! come. Miss Nellie Weathers the re
sponse. Devotional will be conduct
ed by Miss Sue Davis which will be
iollowed by an address by Rev. J
L, Jenkins of Boiling Springs.
Strawberries Again.
From The Columbia Record
South Carolina can generally go
North Carolina one better. Wednes
day there was published an ac
count of strawberry No. 659 which
was being produced on the North
Carolina state test farm at Willard
not far from Wilmington.
Yesterday an excited reporter
asked. "Have you seen the apples
on your desk?" To this longing
eyes the strawberries there looked
like small apples. They were not
only very large but very luscious
They were raised by G. A. Shlllettc
at his farm on the Two Notch
W. M. U. Division
To Meet At Casar
Division No. 6 of the W. M. tl
of the King’s Mountain association
wilt meet wltli the Casar Baptist
church Sunday May 12 at 2:30, The
churches or this division are, Oa
sar, Carpenter's Grove, Lawndale,
Double Shoal, New Bethel and
Norman's Grove, All young people
especially are*urged to attend this
meeting. Interesting programs by
the young people of their organi
tlons will be rendered. Casar Bap
tist church extends a cordial invita
tion to all
The world’s best sleeper is R.tlph
Srhlutternhofer, o? Lansing. While
sleeping recently someone tied him
with a rope, and plastered his
mouth with adhesive tape, and
lie didn't know it until his wife
awakened him on her return home
Is a Prescription for
l oldh. Grippe, Flu, Dengue,
Hilious Fever and Materia.
It is tlie me-' speedy remedy knewt
I comes on May 12
Mark it down on your
dak calendar
Paste it in your bat
Tell year secretary to remem
you—but don't forget!
Send or bring her
Always welcome—
the most appropriate
remembrance of the day
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