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Entered as second class matter January 1 1905 at the postottice
At Shelby North Carolina tinder the Act ol Congress March 8, 1879
We wish to call your attention to the tact that it is and has been
our custom to charge five cents per line for resolutions ot respect
cards of thanks and obituary notices after one death notice has
been published. This will be strictly adherred to
' FRIDAY, MAYTo, 1029. "
Since it is announced that the Duke rottndation will
give $25,000 to the Shelby hospital provided local citizens
match the amount it appears as if the next move is up to
Shelby and section. What’s the plan?
If it comes to another election, and the law appears to
My such must be, then the alderman elected here next Mon
day may hold the unique honor of being the first alderman
tn Shelby for whom a special election was held.
STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN!
THE STATISTICS from the motor vehicle department in
* Raleigh indicate that there are many two-car families
In North Carolina, and along comes The Lenoir News-Topic
to take the pleasure out of our vision of prosperity by re
minding that North Carolina is also a two-death-per-day
itate. Six hundred and seventy-five people were killed in
auto accidents in North Carolina last year.' It is high time
that the railroad grade crossing sign of the old days should
he practiced, except that it should be “Stop, Look, and
Think** Inetead of “Stop, Look, and Listen’’—no one takes
time any more to listen,
ATHLETICS IN SCHOOLS
AN OPEN communication to the new city school board in
the last Issue of The Star urged that board members not
overlook the value of athletics in a high school system. That
isn’t likely in a town which is as fond of its athletics as is
Shelby, but the urge perhaps originated from the report that
the athletic department might be sacrificed to keep another
department of the school going. In keeping children in
school and keeping them healthy there is no more important
department in a school system, outside of the scholastic
work, than athletics, and certainly that department should
not be practically abolished to forward another sideline de
MULES AND PROSPERITY
CLOQUENT orators and colorful writers when they depict
prosperous scenes usually bring In references to costly
motor cars and other semi-luxuries but there is such a thing
as having propserity indicated by the lowly mule. Or so says
The Gastonia Gazette in commenting upon recent events in
“Cleveland county, according to The Star, is buying
jnore mules than ever this year. Five hundred have been
shipped Into the county since the first of January. This is
a good sign, we take it. It indicates that the farmers of that
county are going to work harder than ever; any man that
fbols with a mule means business.
“Cleveland is one of the state’s greatest agricultural
bounties, producing more cotton, we believe, than any other
county in the state. Something of the enterprise of the
Clevelanders Is Indicated by the fact that a train load of
cotton seed was shipped out of Shelby this week to Southern
States. And, by the way, we haven’t heard the Cleveland
bounty fanners hollerin’ for any “farm relief.” They are
evidently able to take care of themselves and to do it in
! ~ GETTING WARM EARLY
AS HAS BEEN noted by this paper before, the prospective
**candidates for Governor of North Carolina in 1932 are
numerous, and insofar as our observation goes the prospects
mentioned form about the strongest array of public leaders
that has been mentioned for the “four-year-in-advance” of
fice in North Carolina in many years. The list speculated
upon most so far has always included the name of J. C. B.
Ehringhaus, of Elizabeth City, who, incidentally, has many
strong friends in the Shelby sector but the peculiarity of
the latest development in the early moves of the 1932 cam
paign is that Elizabeth City may have another candidate in
addition to Mr. Ehringhaus.
Sunday newspapers carried a page advertisement boost
ing P. W. McMullan, of Elizabeth City, for the Democratic
nomination in 1932, the presentation of his name being with
out McMullan’s knowledge or consent. In addition to the
peculiarity of the likelihood of one city having two candi
dates for governor, there is an interesting line in the ad
vertisement which reads, “Isn’t it about time we, the peo
ple of North Carolina, free ourselves from the invisible em
pire of North Carolina politics and seek a candidate for
governor from among the ranks of those who are neither of
fice-seekers nor the pawns of patronage seekers?” A very
suggestive question upon the surface in view of the fact
that North Carolina governors are usually picked several
years in advance, but in recalling that there were at least
six strong prospects in an informal bid for the 1932 nomina
tion before Mr. McMullan's name was advanced, we cannot
see hoW they all can be pawns of that ‘invisible empire’ any
more than is Mr. McMullan. And that without any intention
of scaring Mr. McMullan from the array of early birds.
THE ARMY OF THE FUTURE
•"THE WORLD WAR saw more soldiers brought into combat
1 than any other war in history. Troop movements dw rf
«d anything ever seen before. Armies of three, four and five
million men were the order of the day.
Mgst military men, naturally enough, have concluded
that any future war between great powers will bring into
being armies just as large.
General Von Seeekt, until recently the commander-in
chief of Germany’s post-war army, does not agree with this
viewpoint.. This man—Considered one of the ablest military
leaders in Europe—-believes that the army of the future will
be a small one. The day of tremendous masses of troops,
he says, is over, lie has recently written a book setting forth
According to General Von Seeekt, the war of the future
will be fought by small, highly trained professional armies.
Furthermore, each army will use large bodies of cavalry,
which will play as important a part as they did in the old
days before trench warfare.
Warfare as practiced in France between 1914 and 1918,
he continues, sacrificed mobility to the mania for large
armies. The gigantic masses of troops fell into a deadlock
that was not broken for more than four years. Military
men, he believes, have learned their lesson. In the future
they will want smaller, more highly trained armies, equip
ped with cavalry, swift tanks, motor transport and mobile
artillery; what they lose in size they will gain in efficiency.
All of this runs directly counter to what most of us
have been believing. Yet perhaps we could all breathe more
easily if military men everywhere should adopt General Von
Large standing armies would be done away with. The
cost of military preparations would be vastly reduced. And
war, if it came, would be less frightful than before. It would
still be a major calamity; ljever doubt that, while bombing
planes can lay waste defenseless cities. But it would not
quite be on the murderous scale of the last one. It would
not kill quite so many young men.
(Exclusive in The Star in this section.)
Patent Leather Shoes.
Back yonder when I was shim
mying between the age of youth
and adolescence, or to be per
fectly plain about the matter—
when I was coming 17, I decided
that If it were possible, I would
dress up. Money was as scarce at
that time as religion is today. A
dime was a side-show and a dol
lar was a menagerie. I sold my
yearling for 3 dollars, and pro
ceeded to the store only 19, miles
Among other investments at
haberdashery, I bought myself a
pair of sharp-toed patent leather
shoes. «Haberdasheries sold shoes,
cloth, meat, flour, plows, and
guano when I was a boy). I got
a pretty knit shirt for 25 cents.
The collar was a size 14 the first
time I wore It. The second time
I donned it, after it was washed,
the collar had become adaptable
to a giant with a 22 inch neck, but
1 put a “skewer" ui the back, and
wore It right on.
But the object that I am leading
up to tor descriptive purposes is
that pair of patent leather shoes.
I squeezed my No. 8 toot into a
No. 6 and told the man I would
take them They were so shiny
that their natural beauty still
lingers In my mind. I got stuck
up before I even started home. I
took them out of the box and look
ed at them 47 times between the
store and our house. Oosli. they
All of this took place on Satur
day, and Sunday didn't come any
too soon for me. I slept with those
shoes in the bed with me. Before
good daylight, I had done washed
myself all over with lye soap, and
put plenty lard on my hair to
make It look glossy. I dolled my
self up and felt that I was a thing
like unto a Mr. Chesterfield, the
prince of swell dressers.
I finally forced my fort into
those patent leather shoes. It
was August. The sun was boilhig
down on me in all Its beaming
oppressiveness when I started to
church n-vvalking. (It was only 5
miles away > I was limping be
fore I got out of sight of home.
Those shoes pinched my toes, rub
bed my heels, and burnt my soles.
I struggled on. I finally arrived,
and went in and sat as close to
Snllie Sue as possible.
The preacher offered me heaven,
but those shoes were giving me
h-. I had been going bare
footed all year, and my feet were
not at home In those leather cas
tles. I let big tears roll down my
cheeks, and the . preacher thought
I was taking on religion, and he
preached right at me. I squirmed
and cussed pnd hoped he'd quit,
but he lasted 3 hours. I fainted,
and came to the next day at home
in bed. I steered clear of shoes
for 3 years thereafter.
I am a tarmer. I am just an
average farmer. I glow cotton
and com and oats. I have 14 ten
ants. They are all good workers.
They practice rigid economy They
have plenty to eat and wear from
year to year. They get all I prom
ise them, and I try to promise them
all they need, They have access
to doctors and drug stores and I
j undertakers, and I strive to prove
| a friend to them at all times.
I am trying to figure out where
government "Farm Relief" will help
me. I think such a thing is possi
ble, and probably practical. I am
sure the government won't help
me to grow a crop. It might ad
vance me a stun of money through
its agencies if I put up the right
kind of collateral. My home bank
will do the same thing. But I have
to do my own plowing and hoeing
and ditching and sprouting.
If a community ever amounts to
anything it must be self-sustain
ing. If it is not that way now, it
should get that way as soon as
possible, and in cases of emer
gency, government aid is an essen
tial, and should be supplied to
the worthy without stint. This
refers particularly to storm-strick
en and boll weevil areas, and
where destructive and uncontroll
able agencies visit sections occa
The government oould do some
thing to aid the farmer in the
matter of marketing his crop, but
that is a real Job. If a farmer
can get the market price for his
products, he should be content.
Supply and demand can never be
eliminated from the field of price
fixing. They can possibly be over
come for a period of time, but in
the end. they will become opera
tive, and force their respect on
the public. It has always been
I believe the government can
help the farmer if it wants to.
If they will keep "probable show
ers in Texas" from reducing the
price of cotton a million dollars a
day (on the whole crop>, they
will be doing a service. If though
government can keep the specu
lative features of futures-gamblipg
from hurting the grower, its aid
would be appreciated. But as
long as probabilities and lies and
false reports and private estimates
control the cotton, corn, wheat,
and other “board" crops, this old
country will continue to drag
around in a hell of a fix.
We need “Farm Relief,” but po
litics will never furnish the right
kind. Over 95 per cent of It must
come from within (the farms) and
not from without. When every
farm-tub scrambles hard enough
to sit on its own bottom, then the
long-looked-for relief will have ar
CATCHES FISH AND
SAVES FRIEND’S LINE
Manteo.—R. F. Gamble, of Nor
folk. representing the Atwater Kent
factory, Philadelphia, is the hero
of the big fish yarn of the week at
Oregon Inlet. Mr. Gamble landed
a 50-pound channel bass that had
been caught an hour earlier, and
had escaped from Alfred Guard,
who was fishing from the same
Guard, who weighs 250 pounds,
threw his entire weight against
the slender line when he hooked
the drumfish. The line snapped
leaving the fish with 100 feet of
it to carry off. An hour after
ward Gamble made a strike. The
mighty fish pulled the''boat sea
ward. After 30 minutes he landed
the bass. But his hook hadn’t caught
the fish. The end of Guard's tackle
had become entangled in Gamble's
hook, and Gamble landed the fish,
rescued Guard's tackle, nrd enabled
him to fish some more that day.
Judge Cavanaugh of Port Dodge,
la., is lenient toward the ladies
brought before him, and when a
schoolma'ani faced him under a
traffic charge he let her off with a
$3 fine. Later when the judge's car
broke down, the schoolma'am towed
him to a garage, let him off with a
IT builds white meat; it
builds big, strong, eager
to-lay pullets. The Quaker
Oats Company makes
and puts in a large quantity
of fresh, pure oatmeal; val
uable minerals, proteins,
cod liver meal, and molas
ses in dry form are added,
with other choice ingre
dients. And HOW IT
WORKS! You can almost
see them grow. Come in
and get some of this great
feed. We have it — fresh,
and it costs less to use be
cause it does more.
For Sale By
McKNIGHT & CO.,
Shelby, N. C.
Just for the real joy of the smoke
ARE THE BETTER CIGARETTE
Camels are cool and refreshing.
The taste of Camels is smooth and
The fragrance of Camels is always
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Camels are mild and mellow.
They do not tire the taste nor leave
any cigaretty after-taste.
Camels are made of the choicest
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^ 1929, R. .?. ReynMds Tobacco
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are a few examples
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-IXT"! IENEVER you see the Chevrolet red “O.K.
▼ ▼ that Counts” tag attached to the radiator
cap of a used car—you know that it represents
outstanding quality and value. This tag means
that the car to which it is attached has been
thoroughly reconditioned and checked ‘‘0. K.”
by expert mechanics—using genuine parts for
all replacements. The red O.K. tag is the
purchaser’s absolute assurance of thousands oi
miles of dependable, satisfactory performance.
If you are in the market for a good used car,
come in. Due to the popularity of the Chevrolet
Six, we have an unusually wide selection of
used cars taken in trade—and our prices and
terms are exceptionally low. Come in today!
Chevrolet Roadster, 1^-1. Ciood tires, 1929
License tag. New Duco finish. In A-l mechanical
— WITH AN O. K. THAT COUNTS —
Chevrolet Roadster, 1928. Equipped with bump
ers, spare tire, motor meter, natural wood wheels.
New Car guarantee. See this one before you buy.
— WITH AN O. K. THAT COUNTS —
Chevrolet Touring Car, 1928. Bumpers, spare
tire. Looks and runs like a new one. New car
— WITH AN 0. K. THAT COUNTS —
Chevrolet Coach, 1927. Good tires, new Duco
finish. First class mechanical condition.
— WITH AN 0. K. THAT COUNTS —
Chevrolet Coupe, 1927. Excellent mechanical
condition. New Duco finish.
— WITH AN O. K. THAT COUNTS —
Ford Coupe, 1926 model. Good tires, good up
holstery and top. Good mechanical condition.
— WITH AN 0. K. THAT COUNTS —
Ford Touring Car, 1925 Model, Good rubber,
new top, new battery.
Ford Touring Car, 1924 Model. The price is
only —• $50.00.
Ford Coupe — $50.00.
ALL THE ABOVE CARS HAVE 1929 LICENSE TAGS.
Crawford Chevrolet Co.
SUCCESSORS TO JORDAN CHEVROLET CO.
SHELBY, N. C.
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