The Cleveland Star
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WEDNESD’Y, JUNE 19,
It’s tough \vpaU\CTrto be forced to keep working. Even
that old blatherskite Andy Gump has gone off on a fishing
' Mayor Walker, according to New York dispatches, is de
termined not to be the big town’s clown. But there are some
thing, y’know, Jimmy, a fellow can’t help.
Shelby seems to have a habit of leading in nearly every
endeavor bobbing up. Last week 87 pairs of twins gathered
for a picnic in Mecklenburg, and the Thompsons from Shelby
with three generations of twins topped the record for the
A big summer and fall arc in store for Shelby and
Cleveland county. The Spanish-American war vets come
next month, the State Baptist convention early in the fall,
and then the event of annual events hereabouts—the county
The South and West may join together politically and
demand some farm relief of a type other than loud talking
during the campaigns, and that union, say we, will mean
much more to the welfare of the sections involved than
splitting up over a candidate’s religion.
livery body is orally lambasting the lad who stowed
away on the Yellow Bird for the flight over the Atlantic, but
we’ll take up for the youngster long enough to admire the
youthful pluck and daring lie exhibited. Had Lindbergh fail
ed they would have called him a foolish boy for his daring
attempt. He did not and a great portion of his success may
be attributed to youthful daring. It is such that keeps the
CONGRESSMAN DE PRIEST
•“THERE WAS a considerable stir, particularly in the
South, over the fact that the wife of the negro congress
man from Chicago, Oscar DcPriest, was entertained at the
White Ilouse by Mrs. Hoover. Since that time, however, De
Priest himself has said some things that may not set as
well among the political leaders in the South as did Mjrs.
Hoover’s tea, which, by the way, was Mrs. Hoover’s busi
ness. Not long since Congressman Tinkham, of Massachus
etts, attempted to pass an amendment that would cut down
the number --of .eoiigressmen in the South. Congressmen are
apportioned according to population and the Tinkham
amendment contends that there are congressmen from the
South who would not be in Washington were it not for the
fact that the section has congressmen in proportion to a
population which includes non-voting blacks. DcPriest was
not in Washington when the Tinkham amendment came up.
but he has let it bo known, according to the Raleigh News and
Observer correspondent, that In- will support the amend
ment if it comes up again, and if Representative Tinkham
does not lead the fight, DcPriest may.
In other words DcPriest wants bis brother blacks in the
Bout h recognized politically, or lie doe not want a big per
centage of our congressmen recognized because they do
not recognize all the colored voters. Before the end of the
Hoover regime the DePriest family may prove a barrier to
the Republican attempt to win over the South for keeps.
THINGS THAT ARE ILLEGAL
JT VERY ONE knows that the states and cities of America
have passed scores of odd or foolish law's that no one
obeys or even knows about. But did you ever check up to
see just exactly how weird some of them are?
The Portland (Ore.) News recently presented a com
pilation of some of them. The list makes interesting read
ing—proving, as does, how easy it is to get a law passed to
remedy almost any imaginable kind of abuse.
In Seattle, for instance, it is against the law to sprinkle
salt on the sidewalk in the wintertime to melt the snow.
Everybody does it. and nobody knows there’s a law against
it—but the law is there, just the same. In the old days, it
seems, the salt would run into the gutter, form a brine and
injure horses’ hoofs.
Los Angeles has a law forbidding street car conductors
to shoot jack rabbits from the car platforms.
In New York state it is illegal to travel more than 20
miles to church on Sunday.
In Massachusetts it is against the law to travel at all on
Sunday “except for charity or necessity.” Needless to say,
this law has been completely forgotten by every soul in the
In Georgia it is illegal to elap a man on the back.
In North Carolina the law provides that twin beds can
not be placed closer together than two feet apart.
California statutes provide that if you have a canary
you must keep it in a cage of a definite minimum size. Port
land has made it illegal to tickle anyone under the chin with
a feather duster. Kansas has forbidden the spitting of to
bacco juice in public.
Read that list, reflect that it only hits the high spots,
and ask yourself if it wouldn’t be a good idea to get togeth
er and rid our statute books of all such dizzy laws.
EDUCATION BY RADIO
pDUCATIONAL methods have changed greatly in the last
half century. The instruction given a child in the schools
of our grandfathers’ day is profoundly unlike that given in
the schools of 1929. The change, we believe, has been for the
Yet the change is not ended. Indeed, it is possible that
the next half century will see changes infinitely greater than
the last. The modern school child still uses text books and
blackboards, just as his grandfather did. Who knows but
that the school youngster of 1970, say, will never see a book
or blackboard from one month’s end to another, but will get
his instruction, instead, from radio loud speakers and mov
ing picture screens?
It is quite possible. Secretary of the Interior Ray Ly
man Wilbur, addressing the Radio Educational Conference
recently, touched on some of the possibilities. Listen to these
“In the field of auditory education within the last few
years there has come an entirely new force, the radio. It has
given practically continent-wide range to the human voice
and to the musical instrument. It makes it possible to use
the ear for enjoyment or education whether in the home,
the public hull or in the schoolroom.
“It seems inevitable that great use may be found for
the radio in our public educational system. The lecturer has
always had a strong place. Now when it is possible for the
most expert lecturers to be chflsen and to have their audi
ences in many halls, homes and schoolrooms, instead of in
one hall, we sense the beginning of a new era.”
The possibilities of this sort of thing have hardly be
gun to be realized. The radio and the movie can make study a
pleasure to the child, instead of a task. And when study be
comes a pleasure, the student is really learning.
THE NEXT CANDIDATE?
WILL be the next presidential candidate of the Dem
ocratic party? With the idea that the next candidate
may be one calculated to unite the warring factions of the
party wen D. Young is being mentioned often. In fact, Mr.
Young was the favorite candidate of many leading Demo
crats in 1928. Since that time he has been active in repara
tions work and is an outstanding national figure. Other than
that he is one of the business giants of the country the aver
age citizen knows little of him due to his modest nature,
which was revealed when he asked New Y'ork recently to
call off the big celebration planned for him as a welcome back |
from Europe. The Raleigh News and Observer gives thi3 ■
brief but complete sketch of him as prepared by the Central
“Born at Van Horncsville, in Herkimer county, New
York, October 27, 1874, he did chores at an early age on the
Mohawk Valley farm. He attended school off and on, be
tween ploughing and milking and bringing the cows home.
“Finally he went to East Springfield Academy. Then he
made rapid progress. He was graduated from St. Lawrence
university in June, 1894, at 20, and then began studying
law at Boston university.
“He went through the three-year course in two years.
Then he served at the university as a lecturer in common
law pleadings from 1897 to 1904.
“Business began to come to him as a lawyer. He mar
ried early—in 1908—to Miss Josephine Sheldon Edmonds,
of Soutbridge, Mass. Of their five children, four are liv
“Specializing in litigation pertaining to mechanics, he
gained a national reputation as a lawyer who knew electrical
"In 1913 lie became general counsel of the General
Electric company, then vice president in charge of policy,
the1 chairman of the board. He moved to New York in 1913,
but finally, to bo closer to the concern’s plant in Schenectady,
N. Y., he bought his father’s old farm nearby.
“He swept into international notice when he became
the author of the Dawes plan of post-war settlements. Said
General Charles G. Dawes of him: “He told me what to do
and I told the others they must do it.’
“And now, the reparations settlement, credited gener
ally to the tact of Young as chairman of the commission, has
created a presidential boomlet for this industrialist-inter
nationalist-statesman. He’s a Democrat and declared for A1
Smith in the 1928 election.
“He has a flock of degrees and decorations.’’
; (Exclusive in The Star in this section.)
On account of too much auto
mobile, the women and Mr. Fred
Landbank will soon own all of the
real estate in this country. The
women paid "love and affection"
for theirs, and the other gentle
man inherited his through the
government farm relief system.
If cigarettes will do all that Is
i claimed for them in the advertise
ments. it won't be long before ev
erything else in the way of cos
metics and plain food can be dis
carded. If smoke will make the
flappers thin while sugar will
make them fat, I am willing to put
up with fatness for a season.
My grocer says—when a custom
er drops behind with his bills for
a few weeks and discontinues to
ask the price of the stuff he
buys, he begins to get ready to
lose that account. More money
is lost on salad dressing eaters
than on combread addicts.
If dresses get much thinner, vc
men won't even miss them when
jthey are finally discarded. A
[pound of material wi! make all
the necessary <?) clothes for a
college graduate, and sonic of the
girls are now complaining be
cause they have to be bothered to
death with old stuffy frocks. I
expect to see ’em wearing nothing
but a fan and a smile and a pair
of ear-bobs and one other garment
before the season - is over, but
that's "Nobodys Business.” so sit !
down in front.
New York, June 13.—In sympa
thy with Squirt-Hi Oil, Jiily broke
to 18.87, making a new low for the
season. Probable showers pre
dicted last week failed to arrive,
but they will probably arrive i«t
er. therefore It might behoove the
bulls to straddle their shorts and
hedge their longs. The bill be
fore congress to put a tariff of 3
cents on cotton at a ad valorem
to dictum unum compos «e-hi ba
sis will no doubt place the wool
growers In a better position to
compete with the silk worms, nnd
in that event, teddies will be dis
carded altogether in tavor of cot
ton hose supporters. that Is—If
hose are not di;,cardee also aiorj
with dress backs. Wc advise look
The prohibition officers a Ions
the Canadian border earn about
$250.00 per month, that la —the gov
ernment pays them that much and
calls it a salary. A great many
ot these men have saved as high
as $1,400.00 per month from thei"
"earnings,” which goes to show
that they are indeed an economi
cal bunch. With the aid of such
consistent men, prohibition will no
doubt become a reality within 5 or
8 hundreds years—if the art of
making booze should become lost.
Mike And The Tariff.
flat rock, s. C. June the 19. 1929.
deer mr. editor: —
i have laid off for several months
to rite or foam my views to you
regarding the tariff ansoforth which
is now taking up most of con
gresses time which is costing us
tax payers about 500000$ a day not
counting graft or other nccessa: y
I have always believed (hat the
government ought to put a high,
tariff on mussle shoals and then
sell them to a private roppev-ri
tion and force them to run it and
make nitrate of sody for the Mr
mers at cost which should be lim
ited to about 7$ per turn, includ
ing the luxury tax and return post
while 1 am a dimmercrat, and
have always been., i agree with
the republicans that a high tariff
ought to be put on rice buttons
and safety pins. if we let them
germans start to making these
things for us, this industry vill
die storm dead in less than 3
weeks, and you all ro how dead i
a storm kills folks.
1 notis allso that a high tariff
is recommended for flower bubs
and jhonny quills from holland.
we should grow our own flowers
and if wc ever let them furriners
get started to shipping thp same
into tills country, It won’t be
long befoar the only bo-kays we
will have to take to funerals an
soforth, Including weddings, will
be made of feathers and sealing
1 am a strong believer in ‘he
tariff. i agree with my college
from the west, mr. borah, that be
foar them itla.v-ans are allowed to
fill this country full of their spa
getti, that they will be required to
pay a tariff of c5 for every stick
of it they ship. wc can raise our
own spa-geti if we will only try
it will grow betwixt cotton and
corn Just like peas do.
now. mr. editor, i don't want to
get into no controversy with cole
blease or tom helfin over this
question, but you can print this
if you want to and sign my name
to it in black and white, no hoov
er dinunererat can scare me of
ten my principles, without a high
tariff, i would hafter pay c3 for
postage stamps, but now my post
offis will sell me all i want for
cl. rite or foam if you want mere
mike Clark, rfd.
Fruit Fly Past
Raleigh—With thousands of cars
of Sandhill peaches Doing moved to
Northern markets, Dr. R. W. Leiby,
state entomologist, has expressed the
hope that the dread Mediterranean
fruit fly is a thing of the past in
Four full grown specimens of
the fly were found on some fruit
in a store here June 1 but, though
insect specimens are being received
daily by Dr. Leiby, no other gen
uine cases have been discovered.
Justice Stacey Is
Married On Monday
Lake Placid. N. Y.—Announce
ment was made here today of the
marriage of Chief Justice Waiter
Parker Stacy of the North Caro
lina supreme court to Mrs. Maude
DcGan Graff, Lake Placid club, on
The ceremony was performed
at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Mel
Mrs. Stacy arranged the first
'Adirondack musical festival
and later extended her musical
work through New York state at
the request of the department ot
education and finally throughout
the United States when the Rocko
leller Foundation became interest
Justice Stacy and Mrs. Stacy will
spend the early summer at the
Lake Placid club, returning to Ra
leigh, N. C . for the opening of court
All Over Till The Next.
From The Indianapolis Star.
The situation down in Mexico
indicates that the rebels might as
well devote their time to laying
plans for the next revolution.
GUESS AT THE
WEIGHT OF A PILE
— SIX VALUABLE PRIZES FREE—
1,00k at the pile of coal in the old Gilmer Store Room
between the Piggly-Wiggly and Union Trust Company,
Make a guess at the number of pounds the pile contains.
No one knows, not even do we know, how many pounds
the pile contains. Write your name and guess on a slip
and drop it into a sealed box in the store.
FIRST PRIZE—ONE TON BLOCK COAL.
SECOND PRIZE—ONE TON EGG COAL.
THIRD PRIZE—ONE-HALF TON BLOCK COAL.
FOURTH PRIZE—ONE-HALF TON EGG COAL.
FIFTH PRIZE—500 LBS. BLOCK COAL.
SIXTH PRIZE—500 LBS. EGG COAL.
Everybody is entitled to guess except Coal dealers,
coal truck drivers or others accustomed to handling
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Why He Run*.
From The Detroit News.
"A man must exercise to live,"
states a radio health adviser who
has unwittingly hit on the reason
why a Mexican rebel runs.
A THING TO BE
The last time we were in
town our attention was at
tracted by this sign one of
the soft drink parlors: “We
don’t know where mom is
but we have Top on ice.”
Pop will always be in
soft if he realized that mo
toring economy depends up
on the quality of the gas
and oil he uses. There’s in
telligence in selecting pro
ducts of proven excellency.
That's why so many insist
on SINCLAIR gas and
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