Around Our TOWN
By ItENN DRUM
Superstitions play an important part in the lives of athletic follow
ers and performers. Four or five years ago, as fans will recall, the
Shelby highs played Spencer in Charlotte for the western baseball
championship and the game was played on Friday the thirteenth To
offset that Jonah a black cat that was really black was carried along
and kept in the Shelby stands despite several arguments. Shelby
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Just what good luck charm the
fans have been carrying to games
so tar this year and what will be
carried to Chapel Hill the colyum
does not know. Eut we have notic
ed that Mary Reeves Forney, one of
the girl tneer leaders, wears a
sweater with the number "13” on
, the back and that may be the ebarrh
that has tagged along through six
consecutive victories, Anyway, we
hope she carries it with her Satur
day. Incidentally, those cheer lead
ers, Miss Forney and Peggy Le
Grand, over at the Shelby high arc
just about as much of state cham
pionship calibre as the baseball
team and the band.
A PARTY OF ENGLISH TEO
ple passed through Shelby yester
day, and had there been sufficient
I time the reception committee, in
showing off the sights hereabouts,
might have carried them over to
the Kings Mountain battleground
and informed them "'Ere's where
h and 'ow, old toppers, that our
grandfathers squirrel-gunned your
red - coated ancestors h'and made
this wonderful land what it is."
Of course, that is digging up an
animosity that has been dead long
er than Methuselah lived, but, for
us, it is considerably safer than
talking about the Smith-Hoover
campaign, the textile strikes, and
such as that.
WHEN THIS DEPARTMENT
finds it a bit burdensome to fill
the allotted space we generally
start the typewriter pounding on
those hard-swinging doors of the
cici days at the postoffice, or some
thing of that type, and today with
it seeming harder to plug than
ever along conies an interesting lit
tle letter from C. E Jones (a Cleve
land county native > of Talladega,
Alabama If you'll read it you'll
agree with us that we ought to ask
ii.m 10 neip us out ircquentiy:
“Today I missed your column in
The Star and wondered if you. of
nil men. had gone nutty about that
.game in Concord and lorgot all
about the column. Here's hoping
}onr hopefuls win. and go througli
to win the state championship and
justify your neglect of the column
in the present issue.
"I noted your several references
to the postoffice door in the winter
and the energy required to get in
tile lobby. I got a theory I want to
advance about that door to show
that it vqas very beneficial to the
school team which makes such fine
records. There is no doubt in my
mind but that every member of the
loothall team patronizes the post
office about as much as any body
in Shclbv and in pushing that
winging door they developed a
I nark of pushing in a circle and
in this way pushed their tack.'ers
and struck out lickty-split for the
goal. Now bow is that? You had
better go to Mr. Quinn along about
time for school to open and get him
to put that door up again. Too, Just
write something to each member
of the team to make sure that he
goes through that door and you
will have a state ehampion foot
ball team next fall.
“I have been tempted to write you
this theory for some time and get
ting a statement from the circula
tion department I have all the ex
< use I need. No doubt you will lis
ten because I am sending a check
and asking that you turn it over to
the proper authority and instruct
them to change my address from
Box 3«::, Talladega, Ala., to Box
417, Brevard, N. t'., after May 25.
"I,et ir.e tell you a remarkable
eoineident. My wife is a native of
Robeson county and during; the last
four years she made a lot of re
marks about the governor of the
state being from her county. A su
periority complex so to speak. Now
1 am a native of Cleveland and I
do the crowing long and loud day
in and day out. Ilot dog! It is good
tor four years providing the state
does not turn Oklahoma. Max is
too good a man to give the state
cause to turn.
"So long and let your column
come right along as I'll be looking
IF YOU'LL CAKE IT FROM
us. that line about North Carolina
turning Oklahoma is a red-hot
v.iescrack. And perhaps Mr. Jones,
has solved the puzzle, which a lot
ft North Carolina towns and cities I
would like to know, as to how Shel-1
Ly products such remarkable young
THAT HEADLINE IN THE
Star this week, "Papa Patching
Pants to Put Finery on Girls," puz
zled us. Wander where mamma
was, out playing bridge?
IF THE SHELBY BAND GOES
i long with the baseball team to
Chapel Hill Saturday; and it will,
and if Governor Gardner goes
down to the game, which he more
than likely will. Shelby ought to
have a chamber of commerce sec
retary there to line the array up
end ask North Carolina if the state
has anything else on the map they'd
hke to have a little town—if Mr.
Dorsey will pardon us for not say
ing city this time—struggle for.
Bulgarians Do Not
Want An American
Heiress For Queen
Sofa, Bulgaria.—Although the
Bulgarian government regards it as
of paramount importance that King
Boris marry soon to found a dy
nasty, the prospect of an Ameri
! can wife would not appeal to them.
Andre Liaptcheff. the Bulgarian
premier, has said: "Our king's
marriage with a wealthy American
heiress, as so often suggested,
would be as impracticable as inop
"Our beloved sovereign will never
marry tor money, wealth, splendor
and pomp mean nothing to him. He
is on'y hapny when he shares the
company, the fortunes and the trials
of his own humble people.
"People from abroad don't know
our king yet. He incarnates all the
virtues—humility, charity, piety and
generosity of his noble French
mother. Princess Maria Louise of
Bourbon. He is king because fate
and providence destined him to
guide us through our difficulties
and our sorrows.
"If the king, God forbid, should
die and leave no issue. It would be
a tremendous national calamity.”
And he added, "wre love him. with
greater ardor and passion than
members of our own famijy."
For the first time Stinnett Tay
lor,, of Durant, Okla., recently saw
his daughter. Mrs. Harold Sims, 25,
oi Kansas City. The Taylor's were
divorced before the daughter was
St. Peters 1 o Hold
Many At Carpenter’s Grnvr Mem
orial Services. Toltiea
(Special to The Star.)
Memorial services will be held
f.t St. Pete's on next Sunday, May
26; preaching at 11 o'clock b.V Rev
a w. Fitzgerald.
A large crowds was present for
memorial and preaching 'it Carpen
ter’s Grove last Sunday. Among the
ones present were, Mr. and Mrs.
Alfred Falls of Lattimore, Mr. and
Mrs. John Falls of Lawndale, Mr.
and Mrs. Zero Huffman, Mr. and
Mrs. T. J Vickers of Shelby, Mr.
end Mrs. Will Cook of near Casar.
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Ledford of
Miss Ora Sain of Morgarton visit
ed at the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs, J. T. Sain on last Thurs
Mr. and Mrs, Odus Norman and
children of Brlwood. spent, last
Wednesday night at tlv home of
Mrs. Norman’s sister, Mrs. Alvin
Mrs S. A. Sain and daughters,
Mrs. Alvin Deal and Mrs. Odus
Norman spent last Thursday after
noon and were supper guests at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Hud
son of Hickory.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Cook and fam
ily of Casar, spent last Sunday at
the home of Mrs. Alice Sain.
Mr. and Mrs, D. J. Sam of Hick
ory, visited lelatives in Toluca last
Miss Elatn Deal of Brlwood. visit
ed at the home of her brother. Mr.
Alvin Deal last Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs B. G. Yarbro and
children spent Sunday afternoon at
ihe home ol Mr. and Mrs. S. A.
Mr. and Mrs J. I Sain and son.
Sam. spent last Sunday afternoon
at the home 0f their daughter, Mrs.
Wvtlp Costner of Double Shoals.
Master Tnaxter Sain spent sev
eral days the past, week with his
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F.
Mull of Catawba county.
Miss Edi’h Sain spent Saturday
night, at the home of her brother,
Mr. Burl Spin.
Mr A C. Costner attended the
graduating exercise at Blackburn
high school last Saturday.
Mr. and Will Gladden of Burke
county spent last Sunday afternoon
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis
Mr. and Mrs. .Andy Willis and
Mrs! M. S. Boyles were visitors in
Shelby last Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Vickers and
little son, Jacob, of Shelby spent
last- Sunday with her parents. Mr
and Mrs. J M. Carpenter.
Mrs. Theodora Boyles i* spend
ing this week with Mr. Boyles par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Boyles.
Mrs. Jim Ward spent a few days
the past week at the home of her
laughter, Mrs. Carme Boyles.
ivir. aim iviis vurus iwuiura 01
| Shelby, were dinner guests at the
home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J R. Hoyle
Mr. Philips Carpenter spent last
week in Fallston visiting relatives.
We are sorry to note Mrs. J. W.
Aiwran has been very sick for the
past while but is improving some at
Rev. J. M. Morgan of Fallsen was
a supper guest at the home of Mrs.
Texie Boyles last Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Heavne** and
daughters, Misses Myrtle end Ge r
gia. and Miss Gertrude Seism of
Cherryville, spent last Sunday aft
ernoon at the home of Mrs. Texie
To Clean Graveyard.
All who have relatives and
friends buried at New Bethel Bap
tist church are requested to meet
Thursday morning. May 23. to
clean the graveyard and church
grounds. If it rains Thursday the
cleaning will be carried out Friday.
Featuring his campaign by “hot
dog’’ rallies, at which he served
frankfurters free of charge, J.
Mr. Ivey Conduct* Sandy Plains
Memorial Services. New
(Special to The Star'
New House, May 21 Most of the
farmers in this section are nearly
through planting cotton and mo.it
of the corn Is yet to be planted.
Memorial service was held at
Sandy Plains Saturday. May 18. Dr.
Zeno wall was to have preached
the sermon, but due to the death
of his mother he was not present
Mr. James A Ivrry. state B Y P.
U. secretary was there, also Miss
Winnie R‘ckett was present, both
of the above made some very in
teresting tnlks. Dr. J. B. Davis of
Boiling Springs made an address in
the afternoon which was thor
oughly enjoyed The Boiling Springs
male quartette rendered two selee
A very large crowd was present at
B Y. P. U. Sunday night and
visitors are always welcome
Mr. and Mrs. John White of
Hillsboro, Ga . were in this section
the latter part of last week
Mr. and Mrs. Frank McFarland
of Forest C;ty spent Saturday night
with Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Waters.
Mrs. Hcssle Doty is visiting rela
tives at Lattimore this week
Miss Selma Humphries entertain
ed a number of her friends at her
home Saturday night. All reported
a good time.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Doty of Kan
napolis attended memorial at Sandy
Miss Euzcl Petty was the week
end guest of Miss Ruth Walker.
Miss Verme Walker spent Satur
day night with Mr. and Mrs. Will
Mrs Krii'-st Miller of Gastonia is
visiting n this section this week.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Norman Whitaker
and daughter Mary Ann. of Forest
City, spent the week-end with Mrs.
C. W. Whitaker.
Misses Dorothy Greene, Ostine
and Luna Whitaker visited Mis>
Sue Davis Sunday.
Miss Feme Morgan is visiting at
Rutherford’or this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Broadus Green"
visited relatives at Rulherfordtrn
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Do z were the
Sunday guest of Mr. and Mrs. Clar
ence Dotz of Beaver Dam.
The Y. W. A. meets Friday night
of this week at Miss Ostine Whita
GET FARMERS LITE
Lots Of Cotton Yet To Be riantcd
About Double Shoals,
CSpeeial to The Star >
Double Shoals, May 21.—The con
tinued rain Is getting the farmers
| behind with their work. Old “Mr,
Crab Grars’’ is here almost 100 per
cent and lots of cotton yet to be
planted and the large part of the
corn crop yet to plant.
Sunday was a big day at Double
Shoals. A singing convention was
held with Leader John Vale, Toluca.
South Shelby, Cherjjsille and from
South Mauntain association. The
convention was under the instruc
tion of Mr. J. C. Bridges of Ivlt.
Sinia church, from this association.
One of the largest crowds ever
present at Double shoals was there.
A table 72 feet long filled with good
things to eat gave relief to all those
that were hungry. A number of
Shelby visitors were with :ir. Those
from Shelby were A. M. Hamrick,
and Andy Newton, Mr. and Mrs,
J. T, Spangler.
The regular monthly services will
be held on Saturday and Sunday,
May 25th and 26, conference on
Saturday at three o'clock. Sunday I
school, Sunday at 1:45 o’clock and I
preaching at 3 00 o'clock by the j
pastor. Kev. J. W Suttle.
The public Is cordially Invited
Miss Mae Eskridge has recovered .
from a severe spell of sickness and
was able to be back in Sunday j
school with her class on Sunday.
Little Miss Bet tie Sue Spangl"f
spent the week-end with her grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. B Enk- j
Old Mr. Stork " visited this com
munity on Saturday and left at the.
home of Mr. and Mrs. Blatn Toney j
a fine boy.
OAKS FOR BRITISH NAVY’
DIE MYSTERIOUS MALADY j
Bristol. England What might!
have been a gerat British Navy is
dying north of here of a mysterious
It is the famous Forest of Dean,
planted soon after the Napoleonic
wars to provide oak for a greater
fleet than the England of Nelson's
time had seen Now thousands of
the great trees are shriveling, their
trunks covered with moss and
The planting seemed a splendid
bit of foresight, but by the time
the oaks were grown the armored
fighting ship was beginning to
crowd the frigate off the seas. So
the trees were transformed in
stead into wagon scantlings. As
they matured they were cut down
about 300 acres a year and more
of them planted to make more
Over motor trouble will net
you nothing. Get down to
the root of the instigation.
Three quarters of motor
trouble is instigated by the
use of inferior gas and oil.
Good gas and oil is always
cheaper than mechanics
bills. Remember that and
specify Sinclair and Opal- j
AND CONTINUES THROUGH THE WEEK
You never know what you’ll find in a “WHITE ELEPHANT SALE.” Tables are loaded with Odds
and Ends, Broken Lots and Slightly Soiled Merchandise that we are positively going to clear out at some
price. COME EACH DAY.
PARAGON DEPARTMENT STORE
MONTH-END DRESS SALE
BEGINNING TOMORROW (THURSDAY) MORNING,
WE PUT ON SALE
500 DRESSES FOR QUICK SELLING
GROUP NO. 1
We have ONE HUNDRED
DRESSES, worth up to
$9.95, Month-End selling
These are Crepes, Sport
Silks and Novelties.
— GROUP NO. 3 —
This group composes beau
tiful Crepes and Sport
Dresses, regular $19.75 val
ues, specially priced for this
Month-End selling event—
Two hundred pairs finest
make of Pure Thread, Full
fashioned silk hose, quality
first, regular $2.00 sellers,
hose of four of the best ad
Every pair guaranteed.
GROUP NO. 2
Eightyrfive DRESSES, yeg
ularly priced at $12.75 and
$14.75, marked for Month
End selling at—
— GROUP NO. 4 —
Seventy-five beautiful Silk
Ensembles, Street and Af
ternoon Dresses, formerly
priced up to $39.50, and we
are closing them out at—
And believe us they are
SPECIAL IN MILLINERY
We are selling ONE HUN
DRED HATS, during this
event, brand new straws,
worth up to $6.95—
20 SPRING COATS
The kind you can wear all
year, to close out at
HALF - PRICE
You can always depend on getting a real bargain at
McNeely’s during these special sales.
J. C. McNEELYA COMPANY