Around Our TOWN
By RENN DRUM
SO FAR AS WE know Senator Fumifold M. Simmons (how gome row*
Democrats adore that name1' may not be opposed for the Democratic
nomination next. year. But if lie should he, bv a real political leader and
not some two-by-four goober politician merely seeking publicity and not
hoping to win. W J. (Sleepy Cash, who a few months ago edited The
Star's rival journal, The Cleveland Press, Just across the square corner
cn tlie same Marion street as The Star, has already compiled, in the foim
of an American Mereurv 'the Mencken magazine) article, enough cam
paign thunder for the Simmons’ opponent to riddle the elderly senator
provided it can be plac’d in the hands of enough thinking people m the
And right here il might hr <oiri
that the colyum this issue is to he
devoted to that article. Sure, this
department does not pretend, to t"
a book or a magazine review, but it
Is very seldom that a sure-enough
Tar Heel iapologies to Gerald
Johnson and perhaps one or two
others) attains the heights of hav
ing Dr. Mancken accept a typed
treatise on anything.
Then it adds a bit. more to the
home-town pride to know that a
Cleveland county and Shelby p o
duct has reached t he se lect class s*t
lip by Ameilea's best known and
most widely cussed critic.
Possibly there are two or three
people about Shelby who have
enough absorbing information in
their cranium to for material fui
an American Mercury, Plain Talk,
or Nation article; and there may be
one or two, no more, with the wilt
ing ability to put tho Information
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we're willing to wager that your.?
Cash, who, according to Mencken
himself, has a future head of him
in the literary world. Is the only
person with even a local connection
who has both the requisites named
above together with a third requis
ite of real value in that connection
—the innarch, known on the fnot
hin held be i word not quhr so re
fined, to write the plain truth about
things, raring not a whit hoy much
the Babbits may babul; and whim
So. whether you be at; admirer or
an fneiry of Dr. Menn n we be
lieve you will enjoy the article.
First of all, it Is about‘North Caro
lina and North Carolina politics,
termed a "sordid" mess by ttv writ
er. and the political topic Is always
an interesting one in this state, par
tial trlv since events of the 1.001
year 1928. Then it. is remarkably
well wiltten. Ebeltoft. Gary Smart,
the F.vburns, Jack Houser, and any
number of others about town who
seek real literary talent for their
reading hours will enjoy it Tor its
style and the flashing javelin dart
sentences dripping nnd oozing with
convenient .and not forced, satire
and sarcasm. And there is a third
Class which will reap many chuckles
in the luring paragraphs—those who
do not. love the senior senator and
Hs polities! machinations, even tf
the hate has been life-long, or
sprung up only during the desertion
by him of the Democratic ranks last
Editor Mencken entitled Mr.
Cashs effort as "Jehovah of The
Tar Heels " A fitting title. The open
ing or prelude, for it. doesn't get
down into the real gnawing at the
cold printed records for a page or
so, is devoted to a description of
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"SHELBY’S BEST MEN’S STORE.”
I he senat or, or rather a description
of what the .senator is not. Ol
course, that, takes quite a bit M I
wordage. He is depicted in appear
ance Mid ability as anything else
bu' if you'll pardon the expressiin,
what a Southern sector should be
or is pictured by the folks back
home to be.
Right here it might be added that
the series of Indictments against
Senator Simmons and his political
maneuvers, which after all, is an
Indictment against, the people tvuu
are so duped that they keep send
ing a Republican back to Washing
ton in the guise of a Democrat, are
linked in a chain leading up to J
tha final prophesy of the closing i
paragraph: "The dread handwrit
ing Is on the wall: North Carolina
is going Republican."
But Simmons Is not construed as
the only factor bringing such aboul
Big Business land Cash almost
takes it for granted that any sensi
ble Tar Heel knows just what Is
Big Business In North Carolina • Is
hearing a portion of the political
Aft or thr prelude. a pons of satire,
pretty well entrenched in facts, 'he
writer ritAps back 16 years to '912
when the .shaggy Kitcnin. the St-n
mons opponent, one of the flr.t
who ever dared the political masters
scorn. was not, the only one who
chafed the supposedly Democratic
senator with being a Republican and
of haying been a Republican. 1-c
quotes from Colliers, and other na
tional magazines, votes cast by the
North Carolina senator which were
favorable to Republican Interests
and the interests of Big Business,
and along with the figures he gives
the comment of editorial writers In
the big time, considered as neutrals
in politics, who placed such charges
at the door of the man from Ne
Bern, who lives down by the slec v
water which starts its run to the
sea from Sandy Creek and tdtM’
Buffalo chill billy streams starting
their flow in Cleveland county cr
more to the westward.'
And on down. In 1928, or Just
before, "the figure of A! Smi‘h
loomed over the skyline," and r ’
this juncture the writer hurls the
darts that have berm hurled before
Charges that were tossed at the
senator during the last campaign -
the senator who once considered, o
so said, it a religion to vote th»
Democratic- ticket from "president
to constable," and after 30 years of
preachment along those lines turn
ed liis heels and back upon the top
That Indictment speaks of a busi
ness organization of distinctive
magnitude In North Carolina which
peddles electricity on the open <?>
market: of tne Honorable Frank
McNtnch, who once called Simmons
anything but a Southern gentleman,
and his rfilly behind the Simmons
desertion in 1928 with the “holier
than-thou" cry: "To your tents, O
Israel!"; of the Webb-Hoey political
dynasty in this congressional dis
trict which remained true to the
faith of the text abandoned by the
senator after 30 years: of the so
called "sacred ballot" in North Car
olina: of the Tar Heels who would
like to but dare not follow their
true and honest belief In marching
on to battle against the political,
cal domination of the man who has
made his state grunt when he want
ed grunts for three decades: and of
the dare O, Max Gardner flung in
his surprised face by opposing, and
darn near licking. Cameron Morri
son and "the ring" In 1920. and c-f
the subsequent truce between the
two Titanic organizations which re
sulted in the Oardner gubernatorial
victory, and in a Une-up of two
political mechanisms much like two
angry school boys, both being egged
on to start a scrap and both scal
ed to take the first swat at the
Its a gTeat article, even if you
disagree with the thought and sen
timent. And. by the way. the three
classes mentioned above are not th»
only ones who will enjoy it. The
fourth class, those who consider it
sacrilege to sneer at the senator
will gobble it up Just as does the
pecunious. old-maid school teacher
when she snatches a vile Whizz
Bang, or a likeness, from some
saucy boy student, and peers eag
erly at It between classes.
It has taken us almost as long
to tell you about it as it did ror
Mr. Cashi and this time he sh^ri
changes no one' to tell his entire
story—and If this doesn't bore yo i.
we’il guarantee a big evening for you
when you read the article Itself.
MEDIUM HOGS ABE BEST
ACCORDING TO EXPERTS
There was a time ever so many
years ago when the packing houses
and the farmers, too. wanted big
hogs and extremely fat hogs. Those
were the days when lard was need
ed for everything that was fried.
Today the packer has more lard
than he needs because the women
use other fats for frying. The
farmer has, also. learned that
lighter hogs killed and cured at
home give him better hams and a
finer flavored bacon. Here's what
The Southern Agriculturist has to
say on this subject:
Packers pay more for hogs weigh
ing 180 to 228 poundr. for animals
of this weight, when well-finished,
i make the best meat, either in the
j packing house or on the farm. It
I is hard to get the best quality of
! bacon from any other kind. Far
| mers. who raise the hogs, are In
] for slaughter. When this is done
I they can enjoy a product of bacon
; and other cuts inferior to none.
Home-Run King Storing up Health
l ;.. ■■■ -mi ... .
Here's the big Bam with his wife near Annapolis, Md., ban -g his
line to catch an umpire—beg pardon, crab. Herman Babe Ruth
suffered a temporary break down of the old machinery just a short
time ago, but he’s fast returning to his own normal self in this
secluded »ummer camp of his good friend Harry WolnA*
Cleveland Cloth People Visit
At Fort Bragg; Personal News
(Special to The Star '
Miss Mary Nicholson with sister
and husband. Mr. and Mrs. R. H.
Allen returned Monday from Fotr
BragR, where they were railed sud
denly to the bedside of their little
niece Mary Colleen Mackey, daugh
ter of Sergt. and Mrs. L L. Macke.
She Is dangerously ill. suffering
from culture typhoid and peri ty
phoid. Quite a roinridrncr occurred
on iheir return. A brother of Mi a
Nicholson and Mrs. Allen was mar
ried in South Carolina over the
week-end although they did nor
know it. and while they had stopped
for lunch the brother and his bricip
stopped at the same place for lunch
also They all hail lunch together.
Mrs. C. E Gardo's mother spent
the week-end with her.
Mrs. Mattie Rlpp.v motored over
to Lyman. S C. Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Littlejohn
and Mr. Littlejohns sister. Beulah,
spent Saturday in Charlotte.
Mr. and Mrs Earl Dorn spent the
week-end in Greenville, S. C. unit
ing thretr parents.
Mr and Mrs. J. A Montieths
young son, Sherman, returned Sun
day from a week's visit in Char
Messrs J. A. Arms. Vance Mor
gan and F A Bryman spent th*>
week-end fishing at, Bridgewater.
Mr. Arms told his friends when
questioned about the trip that he
was about to catch a big "tirtle" bid
he lost It so he was asked what did
he catch and he replied. ‘'Plenty
of Yhiggers' ”
Miss Christens Panther and some
friends motored to Forest City for
awhile Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Fagon and
family spent Sunday with relatives
We are sorry to report the death !
of Mr. W. M. Htott's mother who
has been sick for the past iwo
weeks He and Mrs Hiott have re
turned to their home here.
Miss Tessie Lail was the week- i
end guest of Miss Ruth Walker.
Messrs. T. P. and T. J. Morgan
and Misses Mattie and Marge, el
Morgan and Ruth Welker spent
Saturday morning at Buffalo Creei;
fishing. They say they caught some
but they didn't bring them home so
“believe it or not."
Mr. ana Mrs. jonn Jones ana in - ;
tie daughter were the supper guests
of Miss Isoltne Wilson Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. A H. Sides and
family and Mr. Sides' mother went
sightseeing through the mountains
Sunday afternoon. Thev went to
Tryon. Saluda, Hendersonville and
Mr. and Mrs. H E Bettie were
visitors in Kingstree, S. C. over the
Miss Myrtle Fagon was the week
end guest of Miss Esther Tyner.
Miss Isoline Wilson and Mr. and
Mrs Sam Hufflne were the dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Jones
Sunday. Later in the afternoon they
called on Mr. and Mrs. Carl Simp
Miss Helen Ballard was the week
end guest of relatives in Kings
Mountin. Her sister returned with
her and will be here for some time
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Littlejohn.
Mr. Archie Littlejohn and Misses
Edit a and Mildred Littlejohn visit
ed aunts Sunday at both Pacolet
Mr. and Mrs. A. J Wilson and
daughter, Catherine spent Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wilson cf
Miss Della Lail spent the week
end with Miss Eliiabrt'n Short.
Our ball team played Charlotte
fire depatment Saturday afternoon
and lost but the score was only two
, runs in their favor so they are not
coins to givr up.
Mr. and Mrs. J C Wilson and
family spent an enjoyable week-end
at Florence. S. C.
Mr. Toy Dalton attended the -
neral of his aunt Mrs. Tom Smith
The many friends of Grandmoth
er Hunter" as we know her will be
clad to know that -lie is improving
.some. She has been in bed for al
most two years
Mr. and Mrs. Rome Christopher
acted as chaperons for-a croup U
boys, and girls Saturday night. They
went out. to Cleveland Springs and
enjoyed swimming, skating and
Mr. and Mrs. Burns : pent IHf
week-end with Mr. Burn's parents
in Greenville. S C
Mr. E. T. Switzer and Mr. and
Mrs. Gerald Weathers attended a
reception given at Duke university
during the week-end.
Shelby Boy And His
“Flaming Lizzie” At
Scout Camp At Lake
The Gastonia Gazette in a dr-- j
patch telling abom the Bov Scouts
of this section at the Lake Lanier
camp at Tryon has the following
about a Shelby boy who is one of
"One day the last of last week
the people in camp were the re
cipients of much p'easurc when j
"Flaming Lizzy" came snorting;
into camp and announced in no
uncertain tones that she expected J
to spend the summer (here. She
got the habit last summer anil
does not seem disposed to lose it.
Sh" has had a new dress siv.ee;
she disappeared from camp ia<d j
summer at the close of the ■<’a- i
son. but she's the same old Lizzy!
seems to be quite content just to I
stay in and about camp, to stop
out in tire* driveways or under the
trees or anywhere else. just as
long as her avowed lover and j
protector. John Lineberger. is
there. John is one of the camp
counselors this year and will be
remembered bv all the Scouts
who were in camp last year as •
their friend. John has charge of
swimming and life saving. He
with Mack Holland, jr., and Roo
ert Padgett, jr. of Gastonia, con
stitute the life guards at the water
front. This corps of workers is very
efficient and is working to help the
boys who come to camp to be brf
ter and more careful swimmers.;
"Lizzy" is John Lineberger's Ford,
and her home is the same place a
his. Shelby. N. C."
London—Women have an unfair;
advantage which they overlook when
crying out for sex equality.
They sleep longer and more peace
fully than men.
Dr. Bernard Hollander, the alien
ist. in a lecture on "Sleep and:
Dreams.'’ said that women not only
slept longer and more lightly and
peacefully than men. but they were
less troubled by disturbing dreams,
probably because the overage wom
an had less work and worry than
Dealing with dreams, Dr. Hol
lander said: "While perfectly nor
mal sleep is dreamless, that is to
say, without memory of dreams, yet.
a moderate amount of dreaming, i
especially if the. Image evoked are j
of a pleasing or Indifferent, char,sc- \
ter. is quite compatible with good,'
and refreshing slumber. Persistent
or frequent bad dreams are. like in- j
somnia, a sign of bad health and |
should be regarded and treated as
Other Items News
Greene Youth Was Popular There.
'ronsucs And Needles Club
• Special to The Star.'
Tim entire community was sad
dened by the death of Ezcllc Greene.
20 year old son of Mr. raid Mrs. Les
ter Greene. He was drowned in Sun
shine lake, on Sunday afternoon .fit
2:20 o'clock. He was in a boat alone
which capsized. His several compan
ions tried to rescue him and a pul
nictot was applied when a dive
brought his body to shore.
The funeral was conducted by Dv
J B Davis. assisted by Rev. J. M
Goode The iiodv was laid to rest in
B. S. cemetery benenfn a blanket of
beautiful flowers. Ezeile was a boy
of sweet disposition. The mane
friends deeply sympathize with tin
bereaved parents, brothers- and sis
Mrs. .1 L. Jrnkitr was the ho:-tvs .
to th' Tongues and Needles cIuj
last Friday afternoon.
The livng room was very attrac
tively arranged with many garden
flowers. After tire business meeting
the club enjoyed a county routes:
Mrs. John Mints and Miss Mildrec.
Goode tied for the prize but it.
drawing Mrs. Mintz won a beaut if u,
compact. The hostess assisted by be
little daughters. Katherine end
Ella McNeil served a delicious sweet
The Sewing club members enjoy
ed an old time tacky and pound
party at the home of Mrs. .Join
Mintz last Saturday night. rue
j veranda, living and dining room
were very prettily arranged in da’n
j lias, nasturtiums, daisies and rut-,
Many old fashioned game, writ
played. The prize for being the
tackiest was awarded Co Mrs. Louis
MeSwPin. The refreshments were
served picnic style.
Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Jones spent
the past week-end in Wagram vis-1
Mrs C. H. Broward, ot Atlanta, j
Ga., is visiting Mrs. L. VV. Hamrick j
Those coming home from Lenoir
Rhyne college. Hickory. for -he
week-end were Mrs. John Mintz,
Mrs. J. M. Walker, Mrs. Ros'.r.a
Grigg. Miss Lucille Hamrick and
Mr, Hutton Holland.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jolley, of
Raleigh, spent Saturday with Mr
and Mrs. M. A. Jolley.
Master Donald Waiker who has
been spending gu few weeks visiting
his aunt Mrs. Ernest White m
Fayetteville returned home Monday.
He was accompanied home by Mrs,
White who is spending a few days
Mis. O. Max Gardner was the
dinner guest Monday of Mrs. Ladd
Glasgow.—The sultan of Zanzibar
is delighted to have had a home
like touch. Coming out of a steel
mill after a visit. he remarked;
"The weather in there is very good;
almost as warm as Zanzibar,"
One half of the world's radio
sets are said to be in use m he
United States and it to our opinio,
that we have about three-fourtns
of the static.
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