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The Cleveland Star
SHELBY, N. C.
MONDAY — WEDNESDAY — FRIDAY
By Mall, per year_—-----——-WSO
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THE STAR PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC.
f pir b. WEATHERS_.......___President and Editor
S. ERNEST HOEY_______Secretary and Foreman
RENN DRUM_ News Editor
A. D. JAMES __......___.... Advertising Manager
Entered aa second class matter January 1, 1905, at the postolflce
At Shelby, North Carolina, under the Act of Congress. March 3. 1879.
We wish to call your attention to the fact that It la. and has been
our custom to charge five cents per line for resolutions of respect,
card* of thank* and obituary notices, after one death notice has
been published. This will be strictly adherred to.
MONDAY. MAY 13, 192!).”
Some folks want their names in t';c paper, others have
auto wrecks, Ret in trouble and have them put in whether or
no—and then some are a bit slow about paying their taxes.
It rained during Shelby’s city election last Monday and
another is being held today, although not for that reason,
so we suppose it will be all right to refer to the votes cast
today as rain checks?
“No Time To Brag,” says a headline over the address
made recently by a professor of history from the university.
And it is our idea that the people of the state will agree
with the thought if they found enough time left from doing
just that to read it. The modern boy should know his North
Carolina “firsts” as well as his dad did the shorter catechism,
the multiplication table, and the roll of states.
PROSPEROUS SINCE JANUARY?
jN THE FOUR months of this year, and get the figures
A straight, the people of North Carolina have spent 20 mil
lion dollars for new automobiles.. Can this be the same state
in which a legislature not long since created and passed a
cross-word puzzle law to keep the state “from going broke”
educating its children? Of course a new auto, when the
neighbors have one is far more important in the long run
(with new tires occasionally) than having an educated child
in the family.
MORE APPROPRIATE TIME
DECENTLY when Alfred E. Smith was awarded the Notre
Dame medal for his recognized achievements as one of
the leading men of the country President Hoover sent the
following letter to the head of the university:
“I am glad you have given me the opportunity to join
in congratulations to Governor Smith for the honor which
you confer upon so distinguished an American and to the
university for its public spirit in honoring so great a public
Without attempting to belittle the fine remarks made
above by Mr. Hoover regarding Mr. Smith we cannot help
but be curious, as was The Greensboro News, as to what ef
fect those remarks might have had along in October last.
Mr. Hoover is to be congratulated upon his appreciation of
the Smith qualities but would the country not have had a
better impression of both men had Mr. Hoover last fall in
justice to a fellow American denounced the malicious at
tacks upon Mr. Smith because of his religion.
SHELBY’S TEST AHEAD
yflSITORS to Shelby in bygone years dubbed the town one
of hospitality and friendliness and in the years that have
passed the “City of Springs” has lived up to its reputation,
if you’ll pardon a provincial view. And that leads up to
the remark that the year 1929 is to see our hospitality put
to a test.
For the first time in several years Shelby will this year
entertain three conventions—the postmasters, the Spanish
American War veterans, and the North Carolina Baptists.
A nice array say we, but the citizenship should not take the
three events too complacently. It will take considerable ar
ranging, planning and maneuvering to conveniently and
comfortably entertain the hundreds who will attend each of
the three conventions, and the preliminary plans should be
underway now. The reception tendered convention visitors
is never forgotten by them, unless it be so unpleasant that
they wish to erase it from their minds, and in the years to
come men and women who will visit Shelby this summer and
fall will have some recollection of the town every time they
hear it mentioned or read some Shelby news item. Every
citizen wants those thousands of recollections to be pleasant
ones, so it is high time to get busy. The civic clubs, associa
tions and organizations of Shelby should get together and
see that Shelby’s latch string hangs on the outside for the
year and that there is a pleasant smile and a hospitable
hearth on the inside.
CAROLINA’S PRESS AGENT
'J'HE STAR unintentionally in the rush of assembling the
city election news and other events overlooked the fact
that last Wednesday Col. Wade Harris, editor of The Char
lotte Observer, celebrated the 47th anniversary of his con
nection with the paper. However, the veteran editor was
in the newspaper game seven years before he joined The
Observer staff and he was one of the state’s leading editors
before many of us were born. Along with the newspapers
and the general public of the state The Star wishes Col.
Harris well, commends the notable career behind him. and
hopes he will be at his desk for many more years. Col. Harris
has been a booster always and seemingly he can find the
bit of good in everything, even in the things others cannot;
and in his half century of writing he could never have been
termed a destructive critic.
That he is the best press agent of Piedmont and West
ern North Carolina goes down in the records without ob
jection. It is a treat always to read of his trips to the foot
hills and mountains, usually related under the refreshing
head of “Mountain Breezes,” and every day he notes some
happening that is a boost for the industrious Piedmont. His
eye as he scans his exchange desk seldom overlooks any j
forward movement in the towns and cities about him. A
building boom in Shelby gets his eye and his complimentary
comment just as readily as does a new industry for Albe
marle, or more pure-bred cattle in Rowan. His constructive
opinion is never narrowed down to Charlotte for in his fore
sight, and he has seen Charlotte grow from a town to a large
city, he realizes that the future of his city and the section
roundabout depend to a great extent on the forward march
A NOBLE ASSEMBLAGE
VV/HEN reunion time comes in Shelby and the gray-haired,
W 06-year-old Capt. Ed Dixon and his faltering comrades
come to Shelby for one of the few remaining days together,
it is beyond us to put in words the thoughts we have as we
watch and listen to that dwindling little band of noble Con
federate warriors. Capt. Dickson’s gray suit, his gray hat,
the trembling hands and the faltering steps of his comrades
as they sit together, talking little, just glad to be together
once more with their memories—such memories!—bring
to those of us who are younger and know of their valiant
deeds only through the pages of history a feeling of vast
respect and admiration for them that we are seldom able to
express as it should be expressed to those who will ere many
years be bivouacked with their comrades beyond.
Benet’s recent epic poem, “John Brown’s Body,” is the
best written summary on record of the War Between the
States and we wish that at Ihese seasons it could be read
by every Confederate veteran, members of his family, and
every person who calls the Southland home. Two para
graphs of that masterpiece which stand out are:
Who, after your best was spent and your Spring
Yet held the intolerable lines of Petersburg
With deadly courage.
You too are a legend now’
And the legend has made your fame and has dim
med that fame,
—the victor strikes and the beaten man goes down
But the years pass and the legend covers them hot1'
The beaten cause turns into the Magic cause,
The victor has his victory for his pains—
(Exclusive in The Star in this section.)
The only hop* I now have of
Betting one of my paragraphs in
The Literary Digest is to pay them
their regular advertising rates
viz: $255.48 per inch. and
then they'd put it in the classified
department with the dog biscuit
Uncle Joe says that. Aunt Min
ervy Is always so busy knitting
and crocheting that she never has
time to sew any buttons on his
britches or darn any of his socks.
Who steals my purse, steals—a
bunch of instalment receipts.
Babe Ruth got. married and rent
ed an eleven room apartment.
That is a case of intense optim
ism. He and Mrs. Ruth surely ex
pect to raise a great many—
New York, May 11.—The south
east has finished planting and
gone a-fishing. The bears say
that report is all bull, but spots
declined 24 points on account of a
heavy dew in Oklahoma, fish or no
fish. The discount rate was re
duced to 14 per cent when it be
came whispered around that Ger
many might consent to pay France
2 dollars and 75 cents in settlement
of the reparations dispute', how
ever—spots ruled lower near the
close. Weather was predicted for
Georgia and Texas yesterday, but
nothifig took place except strad
notis: some mlsserant stole
my ford last night, when last saw,
it was behind my barn with my
beef waggin, and has 1 fender
broke off and 1 light gone and the
rare hind wheel wobbles and the
top is tore in two afld 3 doors is
lost and the hood is not there,
allso, and i had done paid the
down payment and 5$. 1 will give
a reward if the feller who stole
this car is ketched and took to
law, rite of foam if you have saw
either or both of them.
mike Clark, rfd.
A Speed Fiend.
My besetting affliction Is hurry,
I am never content to go slow or
take my time. I am already wor
ried because this article is not fin
ished. I run to dinner and fly back
to the office. I even trot to prayer
meeting I can't understand whv
folks are so slow with funerals. If
I were driving a pair of snails I d
want them to show- some hustle.
I don’t know why I am such a
speed maniac. I try to overcome
that disease, but have made no pro
gress as yet. I eat my dessert along
with my turnip greens. I am afraid
that I won’t have time to take it
by itself. A red traffic light gets
my goat. If a man chokes down in
front of me. I feel lake running
over him. If I have a note due at
the bank. I gallop around the door
an hour ahead of time waiting for
the bank to open. I can't wait on
central to say, "Number. Please."
No train has ever run fast
enough for me. My chief desire
while out riding for pleasure is to
pass any car that might be ambling
along In front of me. If I happen
to mow the lawn 'and it has hap
pened.) I run the mower so fast, the
(grass flies back into my face in
such abundance that I am nearly
smothered to death. The water
runs too slow into the bath tub, and
lota of time. I just decide to put
off bathing for another week rath
er than wait on it.
Polks go out of doors of churches
and picture shows too slow for me.
I can't understand why they ‘step
into low" just because they aro
leaving a place. If I were on my
way to the region where the worm
dleth not. I'd want to ball the Jack
at a thousand miles a minute.
When I order a 3-minute steak. I
make the waiter hurry with it, and
usually eat it raw. My soft-boiled
eggs are barely warm, and if a fish
doesn't bite my hook after oppor
tunity has dangled before his face
for 50 seconds, he never has a
chance again to be fed by me.
No sir ree. X ain't no slow poke.
When my wife and I go out walk
ing, I am usually over a hundred
yards ahead of her. I trim my fin
ger nails with so much swiftness I
nearly always cut the end o( one
finger off. I shave so quickly. I nev
er pay any attention to the five
whiskers in my nose but am con
tent to cut the other 11 scattered
around over my face.
Whatever else I am, nobody
ain't never said I was lazy. I am
mad when bed-time comes and hap
py when day breaks. I drink water
so hurriedly. I generally get strang
led. I tear half my socks in two
trying to get them on before some
thing turns up. And that's me all
over. I have tried remedies of all
kinds to retard my ''hurry." but
they have served only to add more
speed. So folks . . . please stand
back out of my way.
Fruit Jar Lure.
Kinston.—Flashlights in sub
merged fruit jars are being used by
operators of fish traps in Neuso
river to lure finny creatures nmr
the traps. Reports of this departure
have reached ears of wardens
Thi method of "fire-lighting'
eclipses anything the wardens have
been familiar with in the past. It is
expensive, also. Flashlight batteries
burned continuously last r-nly a few
hours. But it is efficacious. A fish
has more curiosity than any other
creature of the land, air or water.
Large numbers are said to have
been lured into traps by the lumin
ous bait in fruit jars.
Student Ask For Probe.
Bristol. Va„ May 9.—Emory and
Henry college student tody, at a
mass meeting this afternoon, un
animously appointed a committee
to draft a resolution petitioning
Gov. Harry F. Byrd to order a spe
cial investigation of the death 'from
gunshot wounds of J. W. Kendrick,
17. Emory and Henry freshman,
whose death occurred Tuesday night
from wounds received Monday mid
night when the car in which he
was riding was fired on by James
McReynolds, Abingdon policeman,
and deputy sheriff J. H. Worley
and James Crowe, of Washington
county. The officers said they fired
at the tires of the machine.
The petition was to be forwarded
to Governor Byrd by mail tonight.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS,
This is to notify all parties that I,
E. L. Beam, undersigned, have this
day sold the Chocolate Shop locat
ed in Shelby, N. C. to J A, Dycus
and J. Hoyt Dycus and after this
date will not be responsible in any
way for any debts or contracts
made in the name of the Choco
late Shop or by the owners there
of. All persons indebted to the
said Chocolate Shop prior to this
date will please make immediate
settlement to the undersigned.
Tilts the 11th day of April, 1929.
E. I,. BEAM.
Henry B. Edwards. Atty.
ADMINISTRATOR S NOTICE
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
Star Advertising Pays
payment to the undersigned. This
April 27th 1929.
D. A. TESSENEER. R-l. Lat
timore, administrator of
W. R. Tcsseneer, deceased. 4tpd
Notice is hereby given that I
have this day qualified as adminis
trator of the estate of Leona Gid
ney, late of Cleveland county, N.
C„ and all persons Indebted to said
estate will make immediate pay
ment to the undersigned. All per
sons having claims against said es
tate will present them to me prop
erly proven for payment on or be
fore April 11, 1930, or this notice
will be pleaded in bar of the recov
ery- This April 11, 1929.
R. M. GIDNEY.
Administrator of Leona Gid
Ryburn & Hoey, Attorneys.
trix of the estate of E. W. Wilson,
late of Cleveland county, N. C.t 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 this 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
Notice is hereby given that I have
sold the Shelby Radiator Shop
which I have been operating for a
number of 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 pot 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.
This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations to
meet the Township Tax Listers at the following places on the
dates mentioned and list their taxes for the year 1929.
The law requires all polls, personal and real property to
be listed during the month of May.
All farmers will go prepared to make a crop report. This
repo-4 ’s /or statistical purposes and has no relation to your
ta- at e ver.
No. 1 Township
•I. A. MeCraw, List Take
No. 2 Township
Flint Hill, Morning. May 6th.
Trinity School House, May Gth, Afternoon.
Sharon School House, May 7th, All Day.
C. J. Hamrick’s and Sons Store, May 8th, All Day.
Jolley’s Store, Thursday, May 9th, All Day.
Boiling Springs School House, Saturday, May 11, all da;
M. D. Moore, List Taker.
No. 3 Township
Val Thomason’s Store, Tuesday, May 7th.
Earl, Wednesday, May 8th and 18th.
Patterson Springs, May 6th and 25th.
Austell Bettis, List Taker.
No. -1 Township
E. L. Campbell, List Taker
No. 5 Township
Champion’s Store, May 7th.
Goforth’s Store, May 8th.
W. I. Wolfe’s, May 9th.
Waco, May 10th and 11th.
M. P. Harrelson, List Ti ker
No. 6 Township
Stubbs, May Gth, P. M.
Q. H. Metcalf’s, May 7th, P. M.
Queen’s Precinct, May 9th, P. M.
Court House, May 8th to 30th.
VV. K. .Newton, List Taker
No. 7 Township
Turner Cabaniss’ Residence, Monday A. M. May 6th.
Pink Lovelace Store. Monday P. M. May 6th.
Lattinvre, Thursday, All Day, Mav 9th.
Mooresboro, Saturday, All Day, May 11th.
C. C. Walker Store. Tuesday. A. M., May 14th.
Louis McSwain’s Store. Tuesday P. M., May 14th.
R. W. McBrayer, List Taker.
No. 8 Township.
Polkville, Monday, May 6th.
Delight, Tuesday afternoon, Mav 7th.
Camp Call Tuesday, May 14th.
New House, Wednesday, May 15th.
Palm Tree, All day, Wednesday May 8th.
B. P. Jenkins, List Taker
No. 9 Township.
Wright’s Store, May 7th. A. M.
Double Shoals, May 7th« £. M.
PortQf* Store, May 9th.
Lawndale, May 14th.
Fallston, May 15th and 16th.
W. A. Gantt, List Taker.
No. 10 Township.
Philbeck School House. May 6th. A. M.
J. T. Warlick’s Store, May 6th, P. M.
J. M. Ledford’s, May 7th, A. M.
Joe Costner’s May 7th, P. M.
Bovle’s Store, May 8th, A. M.
S. L. Wellmon’s, May 8th, P. M.
P. L. Peeler’s Store. May 11th, P. M.
M. N. Gantt, List Taker.
No. 11 Township.
Warlick’s Store, Monday, May 6th, afternoon.
Julius Pruett’s, Friday, May 17th, afternoon.
Moriah School, Friday, May 24th, All Day.
Warlick’s Store, Friday, May Hist, All Day.
A. A. Horton, List Taker
W. R. NEWTON, County Tax Supervisor.
your used car
at the price juuwint to pay
Because Hudson-Essex are 1929’s first choice cars, we have been
able to choose the best used car trade-ins, and have not been com
pelled to make absurdly long trade-in allowances.
Now, in this “All-Bargain Used Car” sale you get the benefit of
these conditions. Come early—-every car is a bargain—but first
comers will get first choices.
THREE DAYS’ FREE TRIAL - MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
NO CASH NEEDED FOR MANY OP
THESE CARS IF YOU HAVE
A CAR TO TURN IN
One 1928 Landau Chevrolet Sedan
One 1927 Chevrolet Coach
One 1927 Ford Coupe
One 1928 Oakland Coach
One 1928 Hudson Sedan
One 1926 7-Passenger Hudson
One 1926 Buick Coach
One 1927 Standard Buick Landau
D. H. CLINE,
W. WARREN ST.
SHELBY, N. C.