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War Debt Owed United States
Growing Alarmingly, Is Shown
World Owes Uncle Sam More Than
$25,000,000,000 And Obliga
tion Is Increasing.
The world owes the United Stairs
more than $25,000,000,000 and the
debt Is Increasing every year.
Interest on this Indebtedness ex
ceeds $1,000,000,000 annually ami
♦here is a trade balance in favor of
the United States which is piling up
another $1,000,000,000 each year,
government figures reveal.
In order to meet these payments
and maintain exchange balances,
foreign countries have been borrow
ing in the United States between
$1,000,000,000 and $1,5000,000,000
yearly since 1923.
The difference between these tar
rowings and the $2,000,000,000 which
must be paid annually is account d
for by America's “Invisible” ex
Awi Other Trouble* Went
Away After This South
Carolinian Had Taken
Ttn, & C.~“I have used Black*
Draught, at Intervals, for about five
years,** says Mr. J. P. Gilliland, of
this place. “I take It for indigestion.
"After eating, I would have a
light, bloated feeling, and pains In
my chest and stomach. I would
spit up my food, and some things I
ate would not agree with me at all.
"I would be hungry, but afraid to
eat on account of the indigestion. I
would be constipated, too.
"Some one told me that I should
try Black-Draught, which I did,
with good results. I take Just a
•mall dose after meals, and I feel
like a different person.
**I do not have any more trouble
of that kind. I can now eat al
most anything I want to, at any
time, and It does not hurt me.
•'Black-Draught Is a splendid
medicine. Z can recomend It to
Thousands of people have found
relief. In cases of common Indiges
tion. by taking a pinch of Black
Draught after meals, and continuing
this treatment for several days.
Take Thedford's Black-Draught
It is purely vegetable and acts In a
helpful way. without .the bad effects
of mineral drugs._ nc-199
pollution of gold. This con.si.il*
principally of money ;prnt by Amer
ican tourists abroad, funds sent out
of the country by Immigrants, pre
miums paid to foreign insurance
companies by Americans and money
paid to foreign shipping interests
for transporting American eargoe-,
The question .of n possible day of
reckoning lias become the v orld •
greatest ecoiioiute problem. German
reparations and allied debts arc only
a part ot i:
Economists and bankers are far
apn-t. in (heir theories and predic
tions. i mi of New York's most
prom'neni hanking authoiltie.1 was
asked lhe question:
"flow can foreign countries, par
ticularly. Europe, hope to make an
eventual repayment of this huge
debt if they must borrow money
from America to mert constantly
using interest charges?"
•'There are only three ways if
which, payments of international
debts can be made: through the
shipment by debtor to creditor of
gold, commodities or services, or ov
'invisible' exports of gold from
creditor to debtor.
Getting down to economic bed
rock. the world must unload at
American piers $2f>.000.000.000 worth
of commodities, or supply their
equivalent in gold, services and hos
pitality to tourists, in order to liqui
date this debt
"Obviously this cannot, be dona
while America’s exports rise faster
than imports, and for that reason.
T believe that an eventual readjust
ment of our foreign trade must talm
place unless we hope 10 be paid en
tirely in rubber, coffc'1. Parts night
life and other things which Ameri
ca does not produce."
Some competent authorities, lie
disclosed, saw' nothing in the pres
ent situation resembling a financial
merry-go-round They disagree
sharply, he said, with the theory
that the present world economic
situation is like a dog chasing its
tail and believe that the day of
reckoning ran be postponed in
This hope is based on a wider dis
tribution of obligations
If anybody has to go to war
again we hope the first fellow con
scripted will be the smart aleck
who blows hts horn behind several
other ears who are held up by a
traffic light and can’t move.
BOILING SPRINGS COLLEGE
A Baptist, eo-educational junior college in the TMed
mont, midway between Charlotte and Asheville. Offers
four years of high school and two years of college work,
with junior college diplomas leading toward B. A. and
B. S. Degrees.
Special courses in Music. Domestic Science, Express
ion. and Art.
Healthful location, strong faculty, modern conven
iences, reasonable rates.
Session begins September 3, 1929,
For catalog and information apply to ,1. B. DAVIS,'
President, Boiling Springs, N. C.
A GREAT COMBINATION
Cuts and Copy and CLEVELAND STAR dis
play space ... a combination that wise merchants
will employ to their advantage . . . The June
Meyer Both Service . . . Pick out illustrations that
will put over your advertising message with a
The State's Leading Newspaper
Outside the Daily Field.
— CIRCULATION 4,850 —
Of Kings Mountain
MRS. W. K. CROOK, Rcorfer.
Items Of News Will Be Appreciated— Phone 177—
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moore were
painfully but not seriously Injured
in an automobile collision, which
occurred about eight o'clock Sun
day morning on the Charlotte
Sallsbury highway. Others In the
car were Mr. and Mrs Moore's lit
tle daughter and Mrs. Moore’s aunt,
who v.cre also bruised The other
car war, driven by Mr. James Pugi
of Unionville, and contained eleven
people Mrs. Page was fatally in
jured and Mr. Page was also serious
]y injured. They were rushed to
the Mercy hospital.
The accident, which was caused
by the steering wheel becoming lock
ed in some manner, was unavoid
Mrs H. E. drant who was in an;
automobile accident three wsek.s;.
ago is still confined (o her bed atj
her home on Fulton street.
Miss Aileen Shannan. Miss Martha i
McClenn and Miss Sara Austelle. |
who have been members of in' j
Central school faculty have resign- j
ed. Miss Shannan will teach in Co- j
lumbia. S. C.. Miss Austel’.e in
Shelby and Miss McClean in Ruth
Messrs. H. T. Fulton. J. E. Lip
pard. Jess Stewart and J K Wil
lis were among a party who went to
Bridgewater the first of the week
The Vacation Bible school of the
A. R Presbyterian church held its
closing exercises last Friday eve
ning at 8 o'clock in I he'basement of
the Sunday school building. This
school was unde ll.t direction of
Mrs B. D. Ratteree assisted by Mrs.
M A. Ware. Other teachers assist
ing were Mrs. P. O. Ratteree, Mrs.
A J McGill, Mrs. Sage Fulton, Mies
Bessie Simonton, Mrs. J. M. Gar
rison. Craft work, Mrs. Ware, Mrs.
W. K. Crook, Mrs. J. E. Anthony,
Mrs. I,. F Neal and Miss Ava Ware.
Directresses of music, Mrs. Grady
Patterson. Mrs. W. K. Crook and,
Miss Elizabeth McGill. Story 1 oil
ing. Miss Isabel McGill and Mbs
Tlie program consisted of memory
work and songs by the children, a
pageant. "The Unjust Steward" and
twelve biblical pictures posed by
members of the congregation.
Central Methodist church closed
a successful two weeks' meeting
Sunday night. Rev. J. R. Church,
the local pastor, did the preaching.
The riesbyterian Vacation Bi jle
school closed Saturday after a suc
cessful two weeks attendees.
Mr. and Mrs. Dewey b % v and |
children of Durham are vioitmgj
Miss Lena Ware who Is doing
community work at. the Tuckapw
Mill near Spartanburg spent last
week-end at home.
A lovely party of lat weeksssir
A lovely party of Iasi, week was the
me given by Mrs. E. A. Smith, sr..
on last Thursday afternoon at 3:30
at her attractive home on East
Eight tables for rook were ar
ranged on the porch facing he
spacious lawn and in the living
room Attractive baskets and vases
of gay colored garden flowers were
used bn decoration.
After the game the hostess as
sisted by Mrs. E. A. Smith. Jr., Mrs
Arthur Hay and Mrs. 8. A. Lowery
served a tempting salad course fol
lowed by mints.
Among those present were Mrs.
W. K. Mauney, Mrs. I. S. McElroy.
Mrs. D. C. Mauney, Mrs. J. R. Davis,
Mrs. M A. Ware. Mrs. J. E. An
thony. Mrs. W. K. Crook. Mrs. Booth
Gillespie, Mrs H. H. Houston, Mrs
H. N. Moss. Mrs. Paul Nelsler. Mrs.
Havne Blackmer. Mrs. Marchee and
mother, Mrs. W. T. Weir, Mrs. C.
E. Nelsler. Jr. Mrs. O. C. O'Farrel.
Mrs. Joe Grimes, Mrs. Annie Dil
ltng, Mrs Percy Dilling, Mrs. O
B. Carpenter, Mrs. M. L. Harmon,
Mrs. Cora Dilling Hunter. Mrs.
Helen Hay, Mrs. J. D. Smith, Mrs.
E. L. MeLaughen, Mrs. W. S. Dil
ling. Mrs. J. M. Patterson, Mrs. R.
S. Plonk, sr., Miss Helen Hay, Miss
Mary Baker and Miss Jane Smith.
Th’ membership of the Study club
and a number of invited gu?st3 ]
most delightfully entertained by
Mrs. Harry Falls at ber home on
South Railroad avenue Tuesday
t afternoon at 3 :30.
The home was attractively arrang
ed with baskets of garden flowers.
Mrs. C. E. Carpenter presided and
Mrs. W. K Crook was in charge of
the following program. Mrs. Helen
Hay read some original verses about
"A Trip Back Home.” Instrumen
tal Duet, "At Full Speed.'1 Mrs. J.
R. Keeter and Mrs. Crook. Read
ing Mrs. Charles Campbell. Mrs. I
A. M. Huffman told, about her irlo
to California. Vocal caolo, "Out
where The West Begins." Miss
!'Quell* Kiser. Reading. Mrs. Ted
( Weir. The closing number w as an
The hostess served a delicious
Among those present were Mrs.
; E. W. Griffin. Mrs. C. E. Carpen
ter, Mrs. P. D. Herndon. Mrs H.
Houston, Mrs. J. M. McGinnis, Mi's.
O. B. Carpenter, Mrs. W. K. Crook,
Mrs. J. B. Keeter, Mrs. A. M. Hutf
man, Mrs. Charles Campbell, Mrs.
Ted Weir, Mrs. Helen Hay. Mrs.
R S. Peeler Mrs. Charlie Thoma.s
j son, Mrs. P J, Ratterec, Mrs. N..I
lr. McGill, Mrs. Monroe Rhea. j
Lenoir News-1 opic.
Nell Battle Lewis, who incidenta'.
izcs in the Raleigh News and Ob
server. has been conducting a poll
among her readers to find the popu
lar choice for the 12 most vivid per
sonalities in North Carolina. Yes
terday she announced the final vote
"The Hen. Clyde Hoey, 132; tne
Hon. Josephus Danieis, 130; lho
Hon. Cameron Morrison, 121; Kh
Excellency O. Max Gardner. 119;
Col. Fred A. Olds. 110; the Hoi.
Josiah William Bailey, 106 Dr.
William Louis Poteat; Editor W. O.
Saunders, 106; Judge Francis D.
Winston. 102; Editor Carl Goereh,
57; the Irrevercnd W. Thomas Bost.
5G, and Dr. Harry W. Cha.se. 63. ’
We are not at all sure that t1’?
matter makes one particle of dif
ference one way or the other, but
ive find ourself interested in the sur
prising sense and saneness of the
final vote. The fact remains that
Clyde Hoey really is about the ir.osi
livid personality in North Carolina,
ind that with one or two exceptions
;he entire list would stand as or -
>wn selection. Still contending that
t is a matter of no importance wn
find ourself speculating as to l.v
rause and motive. Undoubted;1:,
vhrn a majority of the 132 persons
.oted for Clyde Hoey they had his
'lery eloquence of the last Demc
■ratic State convention in mine.
Mis speech was the most dramatic
>f that very dramatic meeting. Our
act is that he won at least half of
its votes as the most vivid person
ility in North Carolina at this thru.
SINGING CONVENTION TO
BE HEED IN RUTHERFORD
Rutherfordton.—The Rutherf ,.d
county Singing convention will be
held at Shiloh Baptist church, about
five miles south of here, Sunday,
June 30. It will be an all day ser
vice with music by several visitlr.;
choirs and quartettes and a lr.rge
crowd is expected to attend.
F E. Finger, Mrs. H. Nf Moss, Mrs.
Will Byrd and Miss Ozcll Kiser.
Rev. R. M. Willis and daughter.
Miss Eloise of Red Level, Ala., ere
visiting relatives here. Rev. Wiilis
filled the pulpit at the A. R. Pres
byterian church Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs. M. A Ware and
daughter Jean, spent Tuesday in
The many friends of Mrs. Iester
Hoke will regret to learn that she
is in the sanltorium at Charlotte
Mrs L. L. Stroupe and children
of Charlotte, spent last week here
with Mrs. Stroupes’ parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Ware.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Crawford
were Kings Mountain visitors Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Jason Goodman
and children of Hickory visited rel
atives here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Byron Keeter and
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Keeter attend
ed the Merchants convention held
in Hickory last week.
Mrs. W. J. McGill, Mrs. L. C
Nichols. Mrs. Pauline Weaver, Miss
Lona Hord and Miss Fanny Car
penter are attending summer school
at Lenoir-Rhyne college.
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Herndon and
children. Hazel and Marian are
spending a month at Little Switzer
Mr B. D. Ratteree has accepted
a position with the Crawford
Chevrolet company of Shelby.
Mrs. Hoover Is
Rapped By Texas
Austin, Texas.—Only Governor
Dan Moody's signature was re
quired to complete the Texas
legislature’s rebuke to Mrs. Her
bert Hoover for entertaining a
negro congressman's wife at a
White House tea. The governor
said he would sign the resolu
tion, but indicated he wiould do
so with some reluctance.
The house of representatives con
curred in the senate resolution pro
posing that "we bow our heads in
shame and regret and express In
the strongest and most emphatic
terms at our command our con
demnation and humiliation at said
conduct, if true, on the part of the
mistress of the White House and
her associates.” The vote was 99 to
10. The senate passed the resolu
tion last Friday.
An effort by Representati 'es
George Purl dt Dallas, B. Forbes
of Weatherford, and others, to di
vide the resolution and vote on in
clusion of a reference that chided
Southern Democrats who left the
party last November to vote for
President Hoover the Republican
nominee, was voted down. In ate
election Texas was in the Republi
can column for the first time since
Mrs. Helen Moore of Texas City
expressed sympathy foi Mrs. Hoo
Several fields of rye and wheat in
Caldwell county were Inspected re
cently by G. K. Middleton with a
view of certifying the seed for sale
under the new seed law.
UNFURL THE FLAG
on the Glorious Fourth. Let
it snap and crackle in the
breeze and play an accom
paniment as we shout the
pledge of allegiance. ’Tis a
great country we’re living
in. the land of rocks and
rills and temple hills, and
every mother’s son of us
Every mother’s son of us
also knows that Sinclair
gas and Opaline oil arc pro
ducts of national popular
ity. To really appreciate
how deserving that popu
larity is. is best proven by
a convincing trial of them.
A Summer Trip To HAVANA, CUBA
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Republic of Cuba.
A MOST INTERESTING PLACE TO VISIT.
Contrary to the general impression, the climate in
Cuba is pleasant during the summer. The hotel rates
are unusually low, and a trip can be made there at small
Average summer temperatures, as furnished by Belen
College Observatory are as follows:
the nights are always cool and pleasant, due to the
ever present Trade Winds which sweep in from the
All Year Tourist Fares to Havana are in effect via
all railroads, going either to Port Tampa or Key West
thence P. & O. Steamship Co. Popular excursions at half
fare or less are also offered by the rail lines at intervals
during the summer season. Stop overs permitted at all
points in Florida. Consult your local ticket agent or pas
senger agent for detailed information.
Steamer reservations made, descriptive literature, ho
tel rates and any further information desired will be
cheerfully furnished upon application to:
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Wants Beauty In
Durham.—Plans for further ad
ministration of the policy of tne
Duke endownment on the beauti
fication and planned construct on
of rural churches receiung aid from
the endowment, were discussed at
the last regular monthly meeting of
the division of rural churches at
Alexander Sands, jr.. of New
York, of the Duke endowment, was
among those present.
The endowment is seeking to get
churches away from the old ty re
box-like church structures, Mr
Sands stated. It is now required
for participation in the endowment.
It Is the hope of the endowment
that the North Carolina country
side will be eventually dotted by |
rural churches which are pleasing
to the eye, places of beauty a :
well as building planned to maar !
the requirements of the pastor and
his congregation in carrying out t'.i?
work of the various departments
tlie church and Sunday school.
In a short time announcement is
expected to be made of additional
contributions by the endowment to
the work ot a numbei of rural i
churches Ur the state.
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SHELBY, N. C.
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