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Rutherfordton.—Mrs. F. B. Moss,
superintendent ol public welfare of
Rutherford county has been honor
ed by being placed on the program
at the tenth annual public welfare
Institute at Chapel Hill, July 8-12.
Mrs. Moss will discuss, "A County
Program for Better School Attend
ance* on Friday morning. July 13.
She has made a most excellent rec
ord as welfare officer since assum
ing her duties last October 1.
How It Will Work.
Baltimore Sun
Explaining the operation of the
farm relief bill as it will affeit
wheat, Senator Capper, of Kansar.
who ought to be an authority in the
matter, says that, after the organ
lzation of a stabilization corpora
tion, composed of farm cooperative;,,
as g central sales agency for hand
ling wheat, this agency will borrow !
8100,000,000, perhaps, through thr
farm board. If the price of wheat, in
the opinion of the managers of tr.c
corporation, is unduly depressed,
they will announce their Intention rf
buying wheat. If the announcement
has no effect, the wheat will be ac
tually bought and so'd at home or
abroad, loss being borne by the ic
volving fund.
With this promise held oiu,
wheat market, it miftht have bom
anticipated, would have shown in
clination to respond. But, admitting
It will take time to create the ma
chinery of the stabilization corpora
tion. it Is not without significance
that the same factors that were ri
lled upttrt prior to enactment of die
farm relief bill to fix quotations for
wheat are still controlling Its price
—economic conditions, crop pro.
pccts and supply and demand. With
nvery desire lo see the experiment
successful, now that It lias been
embarked upon, there remains skep
ticism. as to how the government*,
participation In the business will
eliminate the operation of these
laws; how It can prevent overpro
duction in case the price Is raised
to a height that ts satisfactory to
the fanner, and how the govern
ment's purchase of a hundred or
two hundred million bushels of
wheat will permanently maintain
prices In the face of world capacity
to produce the grain In far greater
supply than can be consumed.
The price of wheat is determined
by visible supply, and the govern
ment's store of it will hang over tbs
market. It must sell the surplus i t
thq world market price, taking ha
loss, or It must hold wheat and sur
render this market to foreign pro
ducers and face the prospect of an
other abnormal yield.
Three Milwaukee veterans, repre
aenting respectively the civil, Span
isM-Amerlcan and World Wars,
fought with knives to settle the
question as to which war accom
plished most for the country. All
three are In the hospital at the Sol
diers' Heme and liquor Is bleated
for the outbreak of hostilities^
Emphasizing with all the
force at our command that
we believe that the sting
iest man that eVer lived
was one we heard of yes
terday who gave his son a
good whipping because he
bought an ALL DAY suck
er at three o’clock in the
afternoon instead of in the
morning, that’s going some.
When it comes to Sinclair
gas we’re going some
Miroelves. SINCLAIR gas
la certainly a go getter in
quality and pep. It places
you first in the getaway
and first on the highway.
It’ll be a pleasure to hear
the even purr of your motor
when you use SINCLAIR
gas. For better and. surer
lubrication always use
OPALINE oil. Its quality
protects you.
Oil Co.
The game of baseball, according to a recent feature article published
in this paper, has added many slang words to the American vocabulary.
However, expressions heard in Shelby oi recent weeks indicate that
there are numerous modern people not yet versed in the proper sport
phrases. Right after the baseball game between the lawyers and doc
tors one lawyer was heard telling a friend that lie hit a hard one r>
outfield and "got to the front base on it.” On the next day a caller
at The Star office inquired lor onr of the employes and was informed
by a citizen standing by that the person he sought was out at ‘'Hie
poll yarn
•Ebcltoft's biggest amusement
these days Is reading jokes,".'in
forms one reader, "but in the old
days, before you struck the bos',
loan on Die map, Ebletoft staged
many a practical joke. That was vn
the day when he sold most any
thing you were looking for in his
store,” (columnist's note: Guess his
store must have been a forerunner
of the modern drugstore).
The reader goes on to say that
10 or 12 years ago Kbletoft walk'd
out on the street, called in Kemp
Kendall arid John Black, trill.;g
them that "I am going to raise a
racket in my place and I want,
some witnesses.” The 'wo friends, a
bit Uabbergasted. followed him, sev
eral steps behind, into liis store.
They were perplexed end couldn t
take tn the situation They wanted
to please their friend, the booksto.<*
sage, but they didn't want to got
tangled up in trouble
Finally they reached the rear of
the store, peering to the right and
left, behind counters and in shelves,
to see .lust who Fbeltoft was gom?
to "raise a racket” with
About that lime Kbrltolt reached
ove-, picked up something and lu.ld
It. above Ills head "Here it is. boy.-,”
he announced gleefully.
It was a tennis racket he had
raised above his head
Thereafter Ills friends were
somewhat, wary of his calls for the;:
boy walking along Lafayette street,
his aim In a sling. Just a few years
back the first. thought would have
been that some flivver had be';!!
kicking, but modern flivvers and
cars carrying self-starters, as did
nothing but the big cars In the rid
days, seldom kick anymore. . . A fav
orite loitering place for elderly col
ored men. who cannot keep up with
the rapid-fire conversation of the
younger blacks on the east side ef
the court square, IS the slde»daor,
entrance to the Eskridge grocery,
coi ter of WRrren Rnd Washington
streets. There with their feet
dangling on the sidewalk they sit
in the shade of one of the big
South Washington street trees and
chat the afternoons away. . . You
could start a pretty good residence
with material represented by the
names of Shelby dentists—there’s
Beam and Plaster, and maybe more,
Shelby’s city directory lists Ed Post,
the travelling man, as Ed Poston
while Police Chief McBride Poston
isn’t listed as Post or anything else.
John Campbell, cotton buyer, >>e
Ueves the rotten crop this year wi'l
equal that of last year In Cleveland
county, provided the boll weevil
rioesn t drop in. That's a cheerln;
prophecy since cotton buyers are
usually pessimistic. . . Since the Ro
tarians and the Khvanians are go
ing to play baseball and since the
game is to be played in the city
park, next door to Sunset cemetery,
some of the fellows up in years may
feel like they have one foot in the
grave when they start to run out a
the colyum." says a reader, "about
the man who left his wife in an
other city to come here or some
where else with a big blonde, and
also the connection made in the
colyum about Anita Loos’ book
‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’. Seems
to me that your article might have
been entitled: ’Gentlemen Marry
Brunettes. Then Prefer Blondes'.”
And so it might., but our guess is
that tho person to whom it seemed
so Is more than likely a brunet,5
bride. And, too, if we ever decide
to write a sequel to Anita's book
we’ll entitle it: "Brunettes, Why
Not Henna?"
Literary Note: True Stories still
outsell the American Mercury, Fo -
unt, and the Literary Digest com
bined at Shelby newsstands.
No doubt you've wasted enough
time now, so let’s stop.
Dr. D. M. Morrison
Eye* Examined, Pitted
And Repaired.
Located In Webb Building. Down
Stairs Next To Hanes Shoe
Telephone 585. Shelby, N. C.
Wilson Is Cleared
Of Armistice Onus
Charge That It Was Imported By
His Influence Refuted. Foch
Opinion Prevailed.
New Haven, Conn.—Provost Chav.
Seymour, of Yale university, who is
chief of the Austro-Hungarian di
vision to negotiate peace, has chosen
the coming tenth anniversary of the
signing of the peace treaty to reveal
facts which led the Allies and the
United States to grant Germany’s
request for the armistice. Writing in
the Yale Review, to be published,
he says that of all the generals W‘*J
took part in the discussion of the
request, "Pershing was the only one
who did mot wish to grant an armis
tice, and urged the continuation of
the offensive against Germany.”
When Col. Edward M. House laid
Pershing's mrmorandus advising the
continuance of the war before Clem
emccau and Lloyd George. Prof.
Seymour says "they brushed It aside
with some contempt.”
Prof Seymour also quotes * let
er written to Col. House which
•.hows that it was the opinion of
Marshal Foch that prevailed upon
ihe Allies to accept the request, for
the. armistice.
He says the charge that except
ror President Wilson's influence.
Foch "would have led his trium
phant armies across the Rhine nnri
dictated peace in Berlin" is "based
upon a complete misconception ”
and uses the official records of the
armistice discussions, which are uf
cluded in the House papers, now at
Yale, to prove his assertion.
One Controversy Settled.
“At least one controversy, which
arose immediately alter the conclu
sion of the war and which has
cropped up on various occasions
since, can now be definitely settled,’’
he says. "The question at issue Is
whether the armistice wits conclud
ed with the full approval of the Ai
led military and political leaders, or
whether it was unduly urged by
President Wilson and Imposed
through American influence Stories
current at. the time and since then
have laid upon the president the re
sponsibllty for a premature pea. a
Except for his influence Allied lead
ers, it has been asserted. Foch
would have led his triumphant
armies across the Rhine and distai
ert peace in Berlin. The diary of Sir
Henry Wilson bears evident trac s
of the feeling prevalent in Allied
military r.ircles that as the Ger
mans were retreatin' President
Wilson was intervening to prevent
a complete victory.
"Publication of the House pape s
has now made plain that such
charges are based upon a complete
misconception. What the president
offered Germany in his October
notes was not peace, or even an *i
mistlce. but merely the privilege of
applying to the Allied and associat
ed powers at Versailles for an arm
istice. Wilson gave no instructions
to Col. House nor did he himself
exercise any direct influence upon
Allied leaders. He merely made
peace practicable by putting Ger
many's request before them. Thev
were free to accept or refuse it. In
the end, it was the opinion of Mar
shal Foch himself that prevailed.
Foch Is Quoted.
“That Foch himself approved the
granting of the armistice is plain
from the following conversation. It
is recorded in a letter to Col. House
written by Paul Mantoux, Interpret
er for the supreme war council. Ac
cording to his notes the conversa
tion was as follows:
“House asks Foch. “Will you tell
us. M. 1c Marechal, solely from ths
military point of view, apart from
any other consideration. whether
you would prefer the Germans to
reject or to sign the armistice as
outlined here?'
“Foch replies. 'Fighting means
struggling for certain results. COn
ne fait la querre que pour ses r<?*
sultats. ) If the Germans now sign
. . . . those results^are in our pos
session. This being achieved, to
man has the right to cause another
drop of blood to be shed.’
"The offical record* of the ar
mistice discussions. which **•§
found among the House papers,
show that Sir Douglas Heig nut
merely insisted that an armistice
should be granted but advised grant
uig very moderate term*. Petam
agreed with Foch Bliss also agreed,
although he desired simpler ar.d
more stringent terms. Of all the
generals. Pershing was the only one
whs did not wish to grant an ar
mistice and urged the continuation
of the offensive against the Ger
mans. When House laid Pershing's
memorandum advising the continu
ance of the war before Clemencvi.i
and Lloyd George they brushed it
Drv Protest Target
Dr. T. M. Doran,Commissioner
of Prohibition, above, denies
that he inspired the customs
"border terrorism” as alleged
by Rep. R. H. Clancy of Michi
gan, who said Doran’s threats
to take jobs from the guards
made them too zealous. Mr.
Doran says the customs patroi
•Iocs not come under his juris
diction in the prohibition de
partment, therefore he could
not order them around.
(lnurr>»tton»l K«w«r*el>
Card Of Thanhs.
We wish to thank our many
friends for their kindness and sym
pathy shown us during the death of
our dear son and brother, Ezell,
also for the many beautiful floral
tributes. May God s richest bless
ings rest and remain with every one
of you
How's That, Now?
New York.—R. Cantarrana Zzvzz
holds a moat coveted place of hon
or. He is last in the new Man
hattan telephone directory, having
beaten out fellow* name Zzyk and
aside with some contempt
No rressure From United States
"The decision to grant, an armis
tice was thus made by the supreme
war council and the Allies—and
without any pressure whatever from
the United States. The terms of ^he
armistice were also left to the su
preme war council. At the first dis
cussion of the Allied politeal chiefs
regarding the armistice. Hour.*
staged clearly to Clemenceu and
Lloyd George: 'The president Is
willing to leave the terms of the
armistice to Marshal Foch. General
Pershing. Field Marshal Haig. Gen
eral Diaz and General Petain.’
"No one has thrown higher lights
and deeper shades Into his pictur?
of the peace conference than Mr
Ray Standard Balter.
"Mr. Baker's admiration for Wil
sons ability is unbouiyled; yet he is
constrained to confess that Wilson
did not succeed in imposing his
principles upon Europe. In search
ing for an explanation he is forced
to the thesis that Wilson was de
feated by the intrigues of the Eu
ropeans and the weakness or treach
ery of his colleagues."
Keep Good Crops
Concrete nukes ideal stor
age buildings for fruits and
vegetable* and for com and
grain. Proper storage facil
ities enable the farmer to
market hiserops when prices
are right. A concrete silo
means larger profits from
your dairy herd. Come in
and talk it over.
O. E. FORD &
Cement, Lime. Plister
■ *
For rush jobs ask about ”tncor” Cfirm
A sequel to the late former Vi'-e
President Marshall's former remark
a’K>ut the country needing a five
cent cigar is being told. After mak
ing the statement so often quoted.
Mr. Marshall was deluged with
cigars from numerous manufactur
ers, but instead ofsmoking them he
gave them to Tom Neil, negro at
tache of his office, who smoked
them all. And died.
An Oklahoma newspaper express
es just indignation over the brutal
ity of a young wanton w ho deliber
ately ran down and killed a valuable
dog an the street with his automo
bile. Yet, if he ever reaches the
prison cell to wditch he seems to he
headed, the sob-sisters will prob
ably regale him with flowers and
Ohio State Journal: 'One of lie
somewhat disillusioned brides cf
this neighborhood wonders if LinUy
snores.” Another assignment for the
reporters.—Toledo Blade.
They used to tell the aspirins
young magazine writer that r c
ought to do newspaper work, Out
that is no longer necessary. All he
needs now Is a term in (he White
House—New Yorker.
Sale Of Valuable Farm Properly.
Under and by virtue of the au
thority conferred upon us in a deed
of trust executed by Lithia Miller
Limerick (unmarried! on the 24th
day of November. 1926, and record
ed in book 141, page 238, we will
on Saturday the •
3rd day of August, 1929 at 12
o’clock noon
at the courthouse door in Shelby,
N. C.. Cleveland county, sell fit
public auction for cash to the high
est bidder the following land to-wit
All that piece, parcel or tract cf
land lying and being in number 5
township, Cleveland county, N. C .
containing 33 1-16 acres, more or
less, and being more particularly
described and defined as follow.':
Beginning at an iron stake, J. A.
» —-*
Norfolk - Portsmouth, Richmond, and
Washington, D. C.
Tickets will be sold for all trains July 3rd, with
final return limit of July 8th.
Shelby to Portsmouth - - $1°.75
Shelby to Richmond- --$9.75
Shelby to Washington. D. C._----- $13.00
A money saving opportunity to spend July 4th
at the Seashore or National Capital.
For further information or pulmlan reserva
tions call on any Seaboard ticket agent, or
H. A. Harris, Agt. John T. West DPA
Whitworth's corner, thence fc>. GO 1-2
W. 29 poles to an iron stake; thence
N. 32 W. 7 poles to a stake; thence
S. 52 1-2 W. 49 1-2 poles to a
pile; thence N. 11 W. 64 1-2 poles to
an iron stake in old Rag road;
thence N. 55 E. 55 1-4 poles to at:
iron stake. C. C. Beam's cornet;
thence N. 62 E. 30 poles to an iron
stake on edge ot old road; thence
S. 15 E. 9 1-2 poles to an iron stake;
thence S. 75 1-2 W. 12 poles to an
iron stake: thence 3. 14 3-4 E. 21
poles to an iron stake; thence N.
75 1-4 E 12 poles to an iron stake;
| thence S. 13 1-2 E. 18 2-3 poles to
| a stake; thence N. 77 E. 13 poles to
'a stake on public road: thence with
I the road 3. 3 1-2 E. 18 poles to an
iron stake; thence S. 67 1-2 W. 13
pole, to an iron stake; thence S. 3
1-2 E. 2 2-3 poles to the place o!
beginning, containing 35 1*16
more or less. Reference Is n®jF
made to the will of Emma
recorded in the office of the <***
of the superior ccmrt of eieveUnd
county, N, C„ in book 4, at pa£
262. J .
This sale is made by reasof or
the lailure of Lithia Miller Ltn lek
(unmarried), to pay off and l-US'
charge the indebtedness secured bv
said deed of trust to the North
Carolina Joint Stock Land bank of
Durham. i
A deposit of 10 per cent will, be
required from the purchaser aft the
This the 25th day of June, j 1929.
Trustee, Durham, N. O. ,—
Bynum E. Weathers, Atty. T77**
There are now more than a Million
Frigidaires giving perfect service in the
Home and Store.
You can now buy a Frigidaire for
$195.00 cash, or $25.00 down and $10.45
a month or your old Refrigerator or Box
see. We have Bargains to Offer.
as part of the down payment. Call and
Ail price* f. e. h.
Fttet, Michigan
COMPARE the do
lt wad price* e« well
m the list price in
eotuideriag nun*
bile rain**. Chme
let’adeliTered price*
include eetr r*a*oif
able rtairee* for da
Among all the delightful per*
formance characteristics of the
Outstanding Chevrolet—none
is creating more widespread
enthusiasm than its thrilling
speed and flashing acceleration!
The great new six-cylinder
valve-in-head engine responds
to the accelerator with an eager
ness that is literally amazing.
Touring speeds are negotiated
with such smooth, silent, effort
less ease that you almost forget
there’s a motor under the hood.
And when the throttle is opened
wide on the highway—the
pace is faster than the most
experienced driver .yfommaum'
tO maintain!
Back of this exceptnn$*jMEf»'
formance is a brilliant acta?
engineering advancepgenta—*
typified by a high-cocapaea*
sioni non-detonating qBafa I
head •««automatic accelerates J
pump.. * hot-spot manifold m *
semi-automatic spade ceotvol
* * * and a heavier crankshafts
statically and dynamically
Come in and drive* tine Jeaei
Learn for yourself, atd ■
that no other car can
it in the price i
*a Six in the price range.of
SHELBY, — — N. C.
~Q U A L I T Y A T- L O W C O S T

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