The Cleveland Star
SHELBY, N. C.
MONDAY — WEDNESDAY — FRIDAY
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THE STAR PUBLISHING COMPANY. INC.
LEE B. WEATHERS_President and Editor
S. ERNEST HOEY_....._—- Secretary and Foreman
renn drum..News Edl,or
A. D. JAMES. Advertising Manager
Entered as second class matter January 1, 1905, at the postoffice
At Shelby. North Caroltna, under the Act of Congress. March 8. 1879.
We wish to call your attention to the fact that it la. and has been
our custom to charge five cents per line for resolutions of respect,
cards of thanks and obituary notices, after one death notice has
been published. This will be strictly adherred to.
Children like io see the comic strips in the new.-parers
and their Daddies like to see them at the beaches.
With the advent of the cantaloupe and watermelon sea
son, we are becoming more and more thoroughly convinced
that Cleveland county is the garden spot of the world.
Of course nobody in Cleveland county has any personal
acquaintance with the Hon. Jack Jones, Member of Parlia
ment. but we are all agreed that hr must be a pretty brave
man to call Lady Nancy Aston a liar.
The secretary of commerce hopes that the next Federal
census is going to rut the cost, of living, and doubtless Hie
secretary of commerce also hopes that he is going to go to
heaven some of these days.
The fact that North Carolina takes her polities seriously
is demonstrated by several gentlemen looming on the hori
zon at this early date who are “receptive” candidates for the
governorship. And by the way, just who ever heard of a
candidate that was not “receptive?"
Bishop Cannon says that prohibition would he cheap
for this country even at a cost of one hundred million dol
lars. But the good Bishop probably means that much of
other people’s money and not any of that he is supposed to
have made out of the stock market.
All of us know that Castonia, an a community, is all
right but it appears to be a pretty well demonstrated fact
that some of the police force over that way are of the hard
boiled variety. It is the business of an officer of the law
to preserve the peace, not to roam the highways as-nulling
BEATING A PATH.
QR. CHARLES MAYO of Rochester, Minn., has just been
honored by the highest degree it is possible, to confer in
England upon a physician and this calls to mind the truth of
the statement that if a man build a better mousetrap than
anyone else, the world will beat a path to his door.
How many people in Cleveland county, or in all North
Carolina for that matter, would have ever heard of Roches
ter, Minn., had it not been for the Drs. Mayo? And on the
other hand, how many people are there now anywhere in the
United States, unaware of the wonders performed in medi
cine by these distinguished men? Certainly the world has
worn a beaten path to their door, and rightly so because they
have performed latter day miracles for suffering humanity
and deserve all the praise showered upon them.
PLEASING TO ALL.
'“J'HE MORE OR LESS Honorable Thomas J. Heflin, United
States Senator from the grand and glorious old State of
Alabama, has thrown in hjs lot with Bishop James Cannon,
Senator Furnifold M. Simmons, ct al, and is now seeking
the scalp of John J. Raskob, chairman of the Democratic
executive committee. Quite a distinguished company we
should say! Cannon, Simmons and Heflin. If the average
man were running for office, in this day and time, he would
rather have the opposition of the three men in question than
to have their support and so far as this newspaper is con
cerned, The Star believes if there had been any doubt exist
ing as to Mr. Raskob’s fitness for the high post he holds, it
has been removed by the opposition voiced by the three men
in question. —.
Heflin. Cannon and Simmons, as things stand at pres
ent, would be able to disrupt and defeat any political party
the world has ever known.
WHY ONE DAY?
C^ECRE l A in GOOD of the United States War Department
is urging that some one day out of each year he set aside
as “draft" day on which all male citizens in the United I
States between the ages of 18 and 45 years of age, shall be
required to present themselves before a draft board and reg- j
istor themselves for military service, so that they would be
available in the event of war.
The secretary s suggestion may lip a very good one, but
we fail to recognize in its entirety that it is of verv much
value. When occasion arose during the World War for the
United States to put the selective draft into operation, there i
was very little difficulty experienced in setting up the prop-!
er machinery with which to carry out this registration, and j
the same would be true should there be another war.
If the secretary wants to do something of real value for I
KIs country, why not advocate and urge for the passage of a
period of required military training, as is done in some of
the other countries of the world? If the United States de
sires to be prepared for war, there is no reason why every
young man in the country could not be required to take at
least one year of military training by the time he attains
his majority. Certainly one year out of his life, from a !
standpoint of social diversions and business activities, would
be no great loss and then in the event war came, the United
Males wouiu oe auie 10 muster overnignt me greatest iorce
of trained fighting men in the world.
How any good cause would be served by requiring every
one to register is a little difficult to understand, but it is
not, hard to believe that one year of compulsory military
training for every young man in the United States between
the ages of 18 and 21, would be of real and lasting value, not
only to the country, but to the individual himself.
HOM MUC H WILL HE SUFFER?
^ NEW YORK BANKER has just made public admission
that lie is responsible for the crash of his bank in which de
positors lost five million dollars, more or less. He takes the
blame for the crime, if it was a crime and the natural pre
mises is that it was a crime, but the uestjon is, how much is
this going to help the people at large, many of whom had
entrusted the savings of a life time to his care?
i nr (nances are tnat trie nanxer in tms case, as in so
many cases with which I lie public is familiar, will engage
able legal counsel and will escape with minimum punish
ment, if any at all. lie may go entirely free and not. only
that, but retain a good portion of the five million dollars.
It may sound like a travesty upon justice, but the fact
remains that it is safer to steal five million dollars in this
country than it is to steal five hundred dollars. The average
poor man, tempted by family needs and possibly urged on
by actual hunger, if he steals five hundred dollars and is
caught, as be usually is, will fare far worse than the rich
banker who takes the millions.
HERE SHE COMES.
J^RS. MABEL WALKER W1LLEBRANDT, who gained
more or less undesirable fame as an assistant attorney
general of the United States, and whose activities in the re
cent presidential election were very marked, has decided to
turn her “talents" to writing and has prepared for the news
papers of the country (for which, of course, they will be re
quired to pay) a series of articles entitled “The Inside of
Strange to say, some of the leading newspapers of North
Carolina have purchased the series from the syndicate pro
ducing Mrs. Willebrandt’s articles, and it may be that a part
of the newspaper reading public will find considerable inter
est therein. That, however, is open to question.
If Mrs. Willebrandt will explain in detail her political
activity during the presidential election, and her hatred of
Al Smith, together with the vindictiveness she displayed
against that candidate, it is quite probable that her article
would make more interesting reading, but it is to lie doubted
if that much truth will be found in what she has to ray about
prohibition and her activities in that direction.
GOOD WORK DONE.
"pHE STAR DOES NOT feel that it is amiss to make men
tion of the splendid work done here this week by .lodge
Harding, Solicitor Spurling and the other attaches of Cleve
land Superior court in clearing the docket of so many cases
in such a^hort. length of time.
It is true that in most instances the cases tried here thus
far this week have been of small importance to the general
public, but the cases were on the docket and as long as they
remained there, it was to the discredit of Cleveland county.
Judge Harding has net been abrupt in insisting that the
court speed up its affairs, but at the same time he has been
very firm and he has impressed upon the members of the
local bar that the court's time cannot be imposed upon in a
needless manner. He has kept things moving right along
from the moment the court opened and the result is that the
Cleveland county docket is in all probability in better shape
right now than it has been for some months.
It is^our observation that long delays in court tend to
lessen respect for the law and increase crime. If a man in
clined to a criminal act thinks that he can gain endless pro
crastination in court, he is more likely to consider that po
tential crime in a more favorable light, but if be knows that
speedy .justice and inexorable punishment is awaiting him.
it is probable that be is going to hesitate for a good bit be
fore committing the criminal act.
The gentlemen in charge of Cleveland's court for the
past week deserve credit for the manner in which this court,
has been conducted.
(Exclusive In The Mxr In this section.)
But The Girt* Adored Him.
Uncle Joe's Sammie was ro
green in school, they used him for
shrubbery around the front steps
on special occasions. H<* was
"turned back" so many times In
the first reader, all the pages up
to: "Can the bird sing?" were
worn entirely out. Every time he
sneezed, a pint of saw-dust came
It took Sammie exactly 9 week1:
to learn how to cross a "f." and
he never did decide whether an “t"
should be dotted on the left side
or the right.. He continued 11
spell cat with a "k" until he fin
ished the third grade He thought
Bonaparte was prime ribs for a
long time He didn't know the
difference between the Civil War
and the Fouth of July
Sammie never s*ood a* the head
of his class but once, and that
happened when the rest of the
kids had to stay at home with the
measles He rould not keep Stone
wall Jackson out of the battle cf
Bunker Hill to save his life. He
thought General Lee was the
name of a new- cigarette. and
never did find out that the Mis
sissippi river did not empty info
the Bay of Biscay
speech every Friday afternoon, he
couldn't do a thihg but grin, and
the furtherest he ever got wTi
one was. “Up hill, down hill.
Oh, such," and after that—he
stood so still for 10 minutes, the
teacher thought he was pullinR a
trance. After Sammie had been
In school 3 years, hr didn't know
the difference between a map and
a black-board. And he forgot sev
eral times, and licked his desk,
thinking it was his slate.
The teacher asked Sammie on -
to bound New York, and he told
her he didn't have no string, Ur
thought twice 2 was 3, and 5 phis
4 was 6 up to his 12th birthda/
He believed grammar was som. -
thing to eat until the teach-’
proved by 3 hours work that a
book should be read from ti-e
front toward the bark He ask
ed Johnni* Brown on-* nha'
would have happened to ‘be Ur
t»d States if John Bull had no*
of stobbed Caesar
Gosh, Sammie was green He
discovered that there were twi
"m's” In his name the day after
Commencement. Unde Joe decid
ed to make a legislator out of
him after he looked over his e ,
animation papers. Sammie wad
from home, nnd he spent 2 wee'---,
looking for the registrar. Aft li
the professors Interviewed Sarh
tnie, they sent him home by freight
But an education ain't every
thing. Sammie now has a job
with the highway commission ai
$350 00 per month. He is time
keeper lor the 2 boys that keep
the weeds cut down between Punk
town and Podunk.
T am not a diagnostician of
laws and bills, but so far as i
have been able to learn, the new
Farm Relief measure which our
recent congress gave birth to:
amounts to this, to the averag-j
1 He must, grow a crop
2. He must join some reliable
-1 He can then borrow up to an
per cent ol the value of the nvor
delivered and pledged.
Andrew- Jackson Johnson Brown. j
Owned a house in Bakersto-.vn,
He bought a ear for to get about.
The house is gone and the car's
There were more people ktl'ed
during 1!) and 28 by automobile '
tiian were killed at the battle or j
Gettysburg. If the Confederat s j
could have owned a few Fords
and Chevrojets, and loaned them |
to the Yankees to be used amon
themselves. they would have won
the war. A fi-pound shell drn.'i
amount to nothing coming toward
a fel'cw' compare dto a bare-head
ed nut in his shrdul?H-t'f>lSordlu
a fellow compared a bare-heart
ilapper almost in his lap—With the
throttle wide open.
A certain man was elected to
the legislature from a certain
county in a certain state last,
year. When tlie lime came for
that honorable body to assemble,
this certain duly elected legists
tor heard about it. so lie went and
borrowed 5 dollars and paid no
way to the capital of his sta'
and hr arrived at. his destination 1
in due course. The conduct.)- !
showed him how to get off ti.cj
train The legislator w alked in- j
to the depot, thinking it was whe’'r’ 1
the legislature met He ihousr.'r
the. ticket agent was the governor, j
and lie derided that the tram eric
was the speaker of the house. H
sat in that, depot 3 days and nigh's
waiting on the other members to,
come, and he nearly starved to;
death. He is now on tlie Wav
and Means committee, and is . j
smart and wise as ever. He's a law - ,
maker He helps manage our ta'
system. He tells how our mohe.s
should bp spent He is popular
He i.-. soft. Lobb,.sts dearly love
him. Home, James.
Coker Seed Men
Here On A Visit.
Messrs. C’yburn and Hopkins cl
the Coker Pedigreed Seed Karin o.'
Hartsville, S, C„ spent a few days
here this week inspecting the 1,00:)
acres of cbtton which farmers jus:
west of Shelby have planted in seed
furnished by the Coker seed farm
They were favorably impressed with
the splendid outlook for cotton
I tire county and report that tha
i Coker industry, will, probably havs
a bootli at th.c county lair this Fail.
Mr. Cckcr himself r rxpccted to
make a visit in a week or so to
j look ever the acreage .planted under
Albania's new king and dictate •
| spends eighteen hours a day at ht,»
! desk Apparently King Zog insis’:
; on leading what he dictates.—New
! York Times.
Don't Worry About Your
Car When In Charlotte
Park It In flip Heart Of fh^ Bu:i
Addison Storage Garage
-1(1 South Church Strcrt
Members of mml Per Hour
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The first choice of
millions of motorists
OU hear a lot of talk and read many statements now.
X adays, about how many millions of this or that the
hare been sold ... and why. These statements fail to point
out, however, that a large percentage of all these tires are
sold as "factory equipment” on popular makes of aut<
mohiles. In other words, the motorist himseif has had
very little to say about selecting the tire equipment oi
the new car he buys.
When these same motorists, however, have an oppor
tunity to studv tire quality and tire values for themselves
the story becomes somewhat different!...
Take, for example, the popularity of RIVERSIDES among
ear-ow ners. This famous tire was introduced to the Amer
ican public 18 years ago. Since that time RIVERSIDES turn
been sold to many millions of motorists throughout America.
A great majority of these tires have been sold on merit
alone—w ithout anv high-pressure salesmanship. And they
were bought on just three points: the splendid reputa
tion of Montgomery Ward & (Jo. — the deiinite nr'lcr-ge
guarantees under w hit'll RIVERSIDE Tires hive
always been sold-and the recommendation ot millions
of satisfied users.
Farts like these cannot he disputed or ignored. They
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that we make the claim, ansi back it with our euarantees,
that Riversides are THE EQUAL OF ANY TIRE
MADE, regardless of price. This statement we are anx
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you arc protected by definite guarantees of 16,000 and
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today, backed hy an organization with the responsibility
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ALL SIZ2S TO FIT ALL CABS
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Guaranteed for X6,COO Miles
30X3 1-2 -l-ply
O s Cl.
. 3::! 75 4-ply
31::f>.23 4-ply $10 13
30x3 .30 4-ply 10:50
33x3.00 6-ply 13.63
3:1x6.50 6-ply 15 23
i.OO 4pi; r 10
r.'.?:;G 75 0-ply i7,o'>
Super Service RIVERSIDE
Guaranteed for 19.000 Miles
, ‘ ... jj o-plv $16.05
o :• ci
50X4.10 li-p1; 0 03
;0:.4,50 6-p!v 11.35
; 75 6-ply 12,8:5
o 6-piv vs.in
on o-piy 19.85
33x6.50 6-ply 31.00
14.13 j.75 .8-ply 23.65
Standard WARD wear
Guaranteed for 10,000 Miles
>.yo •i-p'.v $7 03
31x5.00 4-ply 7.25
21x5.25 4-ply 8.5".
13 :45.00 4-plv
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139-141 S. LaFAYKTTK ST. SHELBY, N. C. PHONE NO. 167
STORE HOURS: 3 ,Y 6 !*. M. - 8 A. M. TO 9 P. M. SATURDAY.
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