North Carolina Newspapers

    The Cleveland Star
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By Mall, per year______H M
By Carrier, per year_____—--13 00
a ERNEST HOEY__Secretary and Foreman
RENN DRUM__ News Editor
A. D. JAMES_____Advertising Manager
Entered as second class matter January 1, 1903. at the postoffice
At Shelby, North Carolina, under the Act of Congress. March 3, 1879.
We wish to call your attention to the fact that It la. nnd has been
our custom to change five cents per lino for resolutions of respect,
cards of thanks and obituary notices, after one death notice has
been published. This will be strictly adherred to.
Another week or so now dad will lie receiving the bills
for the gifts he received on Father’s day.. Fact is, the first
day of every month is Father’s day, if you watch the stream
of bill collectors.
There is as much burning of the midnight oil nowadays
as ever in the past, and it is getting the youngsters there,
too, just as it did their elders in the old kerosene days—but
to the dances and the frolic beaches as it, is burned in the
motor car.
A New Jersey boy, a headline in The New York World
informs, has been picked to fill Thomas Edison’s shoes. Now,
we’ll hang around and see how well he fills them—being
picked to fill them and filling them arc two things removed
from each other just as much as the Smith Democrats and
the anti-Smith Democrats in Virginia.
Governor Gardner has something else to make $ bow
for. Charity and Children referring to the photo recently
published* of'The state's three governors, McLean, Morrison
and Gardner, says “but Gardner is rather the hnndsomest
of the three.” Heretofore the publicity accorded the Gard
ners has confined the remarks concerning pulchritude to the
First Lady.
Shelby people had to hustle a bit to provide suitable
hospitality for the postmasterc, and now all indications are
that there will be at least four times as many people in the
city for the encampment of Spanish-American war veterans
as were here for the postmasters convention. That means
more hustling and Shelby will be put to the test of enter
taining the several hundred visitors unable to find hotel
rooms in private homes of the city. We must measure up.
-THE ENTERTAINMENT of the negro woman, wife of a
congressman, at the White House, has furnished material
for a eoitsfderable- number of editorial puns, particularly
down South. The Greensboro News picks up the cue from
The Raleigh Times and pops this one:
“Raleigh Times insists that the South might have
known the Hoovers were color blind. It also probably knew
that the pope when he moved into his Washington home
would never give a ladies’ afternoon tea: but i probably
never gave the matter a thought.”
|_|EREABOUTS among the cotton farmer
( leveland
county it has been general knowledge that the month of
May was unusually wet, and now comes a report from the
meteorologist at Raleigh stating that the month was the
wettest May on record since 1905, nearly a quarter of a cen
tury. Thus the farmers are borne out in their talk about
the unusually wet planting season. Very little farm work
was done in this county during the month and the wet and
coqj spell so handicapped the farmers that considerable fear
waj) felt about the cotton crop. However, warm weather
sinfce that time has meant much to the cotton which was
planted when the weather permitted and crop prospects in
the section are glowing now with the exception of the feed
crops, there being a dangerous decrease in the corn and hay
crops of the county, according to observers. Just bow many
days it rained during May was not stated by the state weath
er man, but the average rainfall for the month was over 6
, inches.
NEW YORK clergyman in the course of a sermon recent
ly on prohibition declared: “The middle class is not
drinking. Not having heard the sermon we are curious to
know just what the clergyman meant by the middle class,
and what type of intoxicant, if he so depicted it, the upper
and lower crusts are consuming. Taking a guess we would
say that the lower class violates the prohibition law by guzzl
iniC textraets, canned heat and other dangerous substitutes,
while reports are that the social elite still find it possible
to locate their bottled-in-bond despite the aridity of America,
fhen it may be that the middle class referred to is so busy
supplying the w’ants of the lower and upper classes that it
does not have time for playing with intoxicants for pleas
ure's sake.
On the other hand, a goodly portion of us, often being
placed in that ranking, will perhaps hold the exalted opinion
that with all things said and done the middle class is or
dinarily the best-behaved and the best-mannered after all.
JT HAS BEEN some time since the farmers of this section
1 have been in need of rain to the extent that prayers were
offered for showers, but it will be recalled that some years
back there was such a dry summer that the colored folks
told of the angel lighting atop Chimney Rock and singing
“It Aint Gona Rain No Mo’.” The angel, it is recalled, was
undoubtedly not one of the good and truthful angels for a
few days later general prayer was held at an evangelistic
service in South Shelby for rain and almost immediately
thereafter there came a downpour.
Editor Beasley, of The Monroe Journal, always manages
to get a bit of humor and homegrown philosophy in one edi
torial an issue, and the above merely leads up to the follow
ing thoughts by him about praying for rain—and the type of
“It is related that once when a congregation of Union
■county people met to pray for rain the dear old brother who
was called upon to lead in prayer described 'very carefully
what kind of rain was needed, admonishing the Lord not to
send no toad strangler. For people will have a choice about
the kind of rain they want. For instance there is young Rich
ard Hudson who runs a cotton farm up at Weddington and
has a good many colored hands on Jiis place. The kind of rain
he likes at this time of the year he describes as a Saturday
rain. A Saturday rain is one that comes on Sturday after
noon, after the hands have worked till twelve and knocked
off for the day anyway. And then if must not be too hard
a rain to prevent work starting up Monday morning.”
Nobody’s Business
(Exclusive In The Star In this section.)
Uncle Joe could not wait anv
longer on Farm Belief, so he sent
Ills mule and wagon to the bank,
had the Instalment collector take
up his radio, piano, and Ford,
wrote the lightning rod agent that
he could not meet his note, and
hired a neighbor to move him to
town on credit; and he is now
open for any kind of Job that won’,
produce sweat ansoforth. His ad
dress Is Park Bench No. 14.
Cotton Letter.
New York, June 19—Liverpool
came In as due. but New Orleans
reflected Chicago's decline which
was brought about by a weakness
in Bombay which was influenced
by Shanghais straddling, conse
quently July sold off to 18.99. The
government reported yesterday
that the boll weevil emergence was
10 lightning bugs and 14 red ants,
ahead of last year, and predicted
the caterpillar for August, the
red spider for September, Wall
street for October, and the Feder
al Reserve for November and De
cember. Most of the strikes have
berg settled, and the grocery stores
that didn't bust during the “situa
tion'’ will not now bust till aft
er curtailment by the mills is
over and work resumed. We ad
vise shorter (cotton) dresses for
China, Japan and Egypt.
The point of automobile satura
tion will not have been reached un
til the manufacturers of the satd
gay-makers get the last cent that
all of the poor folks have made
since they were born, plus a
mortgage on all they ever ex
pect to make as long as they live,
therefore the climax will not be
reached for at least 8, or 10
months. Riding and breathing are
now in the same category, and
woe unto the family that hath n>
car and can't get one.
All it takes in a town to make
bare legs a possibility is for some
fairly well-to-do flapper to break
the ice by strolling down the street
some lovely afternoon minus a
pair of hose. As soon as she
"gets by" with the operation, all
the other flappers in town (front
knee high to a duck to 5-feet-9)
will “go and do likewise,” unless,
of course, they have strong-mlno
ed mothers and daddies who otfll
believe in decency at home and
abroad and ran control their off
spring. I do not say that the
stocking-less fad is indecent cr
unwise, but I think such a habit
or practice is unbecoming to a
lady (for the present) just like
cigarette smoking is. Neither one
of these innovations will ever serve
to life our civilization one jot or
tittle higher, and you can lay to
The Republican party will prob
ably appoint an entirely new set of
prohibition enforcement officers,
due to the fact that the present
crowd is financially able to retire,
and it is perfectly natural for the
sugar-tit to be passed around
among the loyal voters.
Nobody is perfect, not even
linotype operators. A few days
ago, one of my paragraphs should
have ended like this: “Nor docs
it matter how many tears trickle
down your cheeks while the
preacher is exhorting the congre
gation to repent, if you don't pay
your honest debts, you don't
amount to any more in the mat
ter of citizenship in your commun
ity than a fly-speck on the church
But here’s how it appeared in the
papers: “Nor does tt matter how
many years trick!* down your
chicks while the preacher is ex
hausting the congregation to re
pent, if you don't pay your honest
debts shrdlu etaoinin when you
can shrdlu, you ain't no more
entitled to the citizenship of your
company then a speck on the
The fellow that doesn't have to
pay the electric light, bills is not
generally interested ui turning off
the switch. And where it takes
S gallon* of hot water to suffice
for a bath for the landlord, the
cake-eater that is boarding with
him requires at least 35 gallons
(if the tub will hold that much)
to un-besmirch himself.
Cotton Letter.
New York, June 28.—Spots were
easier after the weather report
came out this morning, but fu
tures rallied in sympathy with
the government's forecast of in
tense weevil Infestation in the In
terior which will possibly keep
some of the farmers off their pos
terior if they can buy any poise;!
mediocre in Texas and Alabama,
but no complaints have been reg
istered in the delta region, ns
Mr. Hoover has promised to han
dle the troubles of Miss Siss Sip
pi. The bears believe that July
is now a good straddle, but the
bulls anticipate quite a spread
between the nearby and far-off
months, and are fixing to hedge.
The discount rate ha3 not chang
ed since last night, therefore—wc
expect more breaks, so hold if
you can.
The only thing wrong with ihe
Dawes plan is—it won't wo;-':.
The war has been over about 11
years, and Germany is still dic
tating to the Allies, and if France
and Russia have ever paid anv
thlng on their obligations, wed
like to know the name of the
grafter that receipted for it.
I have often wondered whether
the modem mustache which looks
very much like a pigs track was
designed for beauty and attrac
tivlty, or was the first one just
left there because the guy broke
his razor before he got through
No. I Township News
Of The Current Week
rreaehlng At Camp Creek Church
Next Sunday. Attend High
Shoal Singing.
(Special to The sftar.l
There will be preaching at Camp
Creek next Saturday at 2 p. m.
and Sunday at 11 a. m. by the pas
tor, the Rev. D. C. Wesson of Tol
Misses Eloise Hamrick and Exie
Humphries spent the week-end with
Miss Lucille Buchanan of Boilin';
Miss Clara May Ruppe of La
\onia spent last Sunday with MtS3
Edlsto Bailey.
Born last week to Mr. and Mis.
Oscar Mintz, a daintv daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bridges and
son spent the week-end in New
berry, S. C. with Mr. Bridges' fath
Mr. and Mrs. Dorrie Martin and
son, Paul, of Shelby, were visitors
at Mr. John Martins during the
Mr. Horace Hamrick spent the
week-end at Mr. Tom Price of Cliff
Messrs. Quay Byars and Kinj
Davis of Cliffside spent the week
end at Mr. Willie Byars.
Miss Lowell Ellis of Lavonla
spent Sunday with Misses OretU
and Eula Bailey.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bailey and
children spent Sunday at Mr. Rec*
Rev. Pelmet of Clifton preached
at Camp Creek last Sunday.
Mr. Bate Blanton had a wreck
last Sunday near Spartanburg. Hi*
family and Mrs. Sum Bridges were
with him. Mrs. Bridges was injured
to some extent but no one was ser
iously hurt. Mr. Blanton s car was
badly damaged. They were en route
home from Greenville. 5. c. after
visiting Mrs. Bridges brother, Mr.
Coleman Humphries.
Mr. Amos Branch was taken to
the hospital at Gaffney, S. C., last
Monday as a result of an automo
bile wTeck with Mr. Wilkie Hum
phries of Grassy Pond. Mr. Branch
was not seriously hurt. Both cars
were badly damaged.
Mr. Guy Humphries and family
visited Mr. Broker Self last Sunday
A number of people of this com
munity attended the singing a. i
High Shoals last Sunday night.
Saturday Bargains
Men's Linen And Mohair Suits
Your unrestricted choice of any Linen, Mohair or
Tropical suit in stock now at 1-3 less than regular
price. It starts Saturday—a Clear away of all
summer suits. With warm days just beginning it’s a
lucky buy for you if you are able to get fitted.
$10.00 . . . SUITS NOW . $6.67
$11.50 .. SUITS NOW .$7.67
$15.00.SUITS NOW.. $10.00
(Small Charge for Alterations.)
For Saturday
$1.50 BROAD
White and Colors.
On All
Our first mark down takes place
Saturday on the entire stock of high
grade straws. The reduction is
^ worthy of your visit to our hat de
| partment.
It’* rather early to cut prices on this season’* high
grade footwear but frankly we have entirely too many
blondes and it is not our intention to carry over a sin
gle pair. They are good shoes too-our best—Every
pair goes on special sale Saturday morning.
$10.00.. BLONDES
$8.75 . BLONDES ..!...
. .. $7.85
.... $5.85
$6.50 BLONDES .... $4.95
$5.00 . . BLONDES .... $3.95
49c to $1.95
SYou can always pick up a bargain
n footwear from our bargain
Silk Dresses
$5.00 TO $10.00
Frankly business has not been “so hot’' this week ant
we have only Saturday left to bring up our quota in our
Ready-To-Wear Department.
We have grouped a large assortment of Prints, Geor
gettes, Crepes, in long and short sleeves and offering
them at very attractive prices for Saturday.
The Paragon Dept. Store

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