The Cleveland Star
SHELBY, N. C.
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Entered as second class matter January 1, 1905. at the poetottlce
At Shelby, North Carolina, under the Act of Congress, March 3. 1879.
We wish to call your attention to the fact that It la, and has been
our custom to charte 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.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7. 1D2D
Proofreaders are unanimously opposed to war between
China and Russia.
Col. Lindbergh is said to be negotiating for a 26-room
house. Well, who knows?
The sound of an auto horn makes a pedestrian’s nerves
jumpy, when it ought to make his legs that way.
"Says Churches Need Power”—Headline. And possibly
the “power trust” will gobble up all the religion next.
Lottie Pickford seems l<* want her name embalmed in
History. Her third husband is an undertaker.
A little girl in a Shelby home said the other day. "Mama,
when do T get my vacation?” And she’s just seven years old
A picture news service refers to Anita Stewart as a
“pioneer movie star,” which is about zero in press agenting.
It would be terrible if the plan to put the postal service
on a paying basis were to deprive us of our postage-free Con
Mr. Hitchcock, who formerly ran the Cherokee Poultry
farm on the Fallston road, found that hens lay more eggs
when electric lights are emp1oyed%t night, to lengthen their
working hours. An Oklahoma farmer has gone him one bet
ter. He is crossing white leghorns with an owl.
A FRIEND OF BOYHOOD
HOW THE BOY SCOUT moement was first brought to
America is recalled by the recent death of William 1).
Boyce, a well-known Chicago publisher, who was the original
incorporator of the movement in the United States.
While visiting London about twenty years ago. Mr.
Boyce became confused in a fog and lost his way. Meeting a
boy oft the street, he asked to be directed to his hotel, and
the boy personally escorted him there. When Boyce offered
him a tip, it was refused with thanks, the lad saying, “I am
a Boy Scout.”
This so aroused .Boyce’s interest that he inquired about
the organization and conferred with leaders of the.movement
in London, with the result that he determined to promote a
similar organization in America, which he did. Thus four
million American boys have had the benefit of scout train
ing largely as a result of the “good turn” of an unknown
Similar movements had been originated by Daniel Car
ter Beard and Ernest Thompson Seton in the United States,
all finally being merged in the Boy Scouts of America, which
William D. Boyce materially aided in financing for several
lie was a true friend of boyhood, and his memory will
be cherished by the great organization in whose development
ie took sU^h a conspicuous part.
QUALITY VS- QUANTITY.
|N ANTICIPATION of census-taking next year many cities
and towns are annexing territory and in other ways plan
ning to make as good a shewing as possible when noses are
counted by Uncle Sa i’s agents.
Long and loud will be the shouts of joy in every t*wn
which the census shows has passed a rival neighbor in popu
lation. Wails of discontent, charges of padding the returns
and what not will be heard from towns shown to have been
All of which, in most cases, is much ado about nothing.
While growth in population frequently does indicate a pros
perous community, other factors are far more important.
What kind of citizens a town has is of greater significance
than how many. If numbers alone made a good community,
we woQld all want to live in New York or one of the other
larger cities. But taken as a whole, it is probable that the
people of the smaller towns and even of the rural districts
are happier than the masses crowded for elbow room in the
congested metropolitan centers.
The town to be envied is the one where the people have
a community spirit, are neighborly, intellectually alert, de
voted to the better things of life and, as far as may be, mind
their own business. As to material prosperity, it should not
be judged by the number of millionaires a town has, but by
whether everyone who wants to work has a job.
PEACE OUTLOOK BETTER.
|7 VEN THE MOST skeptical critic of the Kellogg Peace
Pact must admit that recent events have strongly sup
ported the view that it is to be an effective instrumentality
for world peace.
Without the moral restraints imposed by the pact, there
is little doubt that China and Russia would be at war at this
moment. While all danger of conflict is not past, there is
reason to believe that a settlement of the Manchurian ques
tion may be reached without war
The recent declaration of Great Britain and the United
States that a new basis for real limitation of naval arma
ments will he immediately sought is another encouraging
While the Young reparations plan has not satisfied all the
nations concerned, it has been accepted as the best com
promise that could be reached, and apparently reparations as
a possible source of war has been eliminated.
No one can tell, of course, what the coming months and
years may bring forth, but it can not be denied that the out
look for peace has been materially improved as a result of
the peace pact and other international agreements which
have been entered into during the last few years.
|T IS A STRANGE human trait that in later life a man
often boasts of the very things of which he was somewhat
ashamed in his youth. Successful men point with pride to
their humble origins, to their early struggles and the menial
nature of their first employment.
And it is a just cause for pride to have overcome such
obstacles through one’s own energy and determination. There
is no doubt that the man who has had to fight his way from
the bottom is generally better off, hard as it may have seem
ed to him while undergoing the experience.
It is equally true that many men fail because of a false
pride which causes them to shrink from humble tasks which
might lead to ultimate success. Henry Ford was a machin
ist’s helper, Thomas A. Edison was a newsboy, John D. Rock
efeller was » clerk, and neither had any early education to
speak of. They and thousands of others succeeded because
they were not ashamed to toil with their hands until some
thing better presented itself.
Not every boy can become a Ford, aan Edison, or a
Rockefeller, but every one who is not afraid or ashamed to
work can make an honorable and useful plaae for himself,
and he doesn’t have to begin in a “white-collar” job either.
(Exclusive In The Star in this section.)
O. U. Skinner was a prosperous
farmer up to an including 19 and
20. He got In debt to the Bank
of Allgood in the sum of $10,
000.00. He owned a farm worth
$20,000.00, so when the deflation
period set in and he found him
self hard-up, he sold his farm to
his wife for ‘'Five dollars and love
and affection.” (You will ob
serve that his love and affection
for Mrs. Skinner at that time was
valued at $19,995.00>. But Mrs.
Skinner laid down and died. She
and the old man were so stingy
they never had any heirs, there
fore Mr. Skinner Inherited half of
his own farm, which the bank took
away from him, and the other naif
went to Mrs. Skinner's sisters.
The scientists of the country are
now engaged in trying to find a lo
cation on a flapper where she can
be vaccinated without the scar
showing, and at the same time it
is their desire that the scarified
eruption not impede locomotion
during its period of incipiency.
Goodness knows I can t advice
Our board of health has just re
ceived another boost for the sun
back dress. The drug store CiCrks
of California claim that chiggers
will not bite, molest, or otherwise
pester a person on the expored
portion of her anatoms. They
never face the light without hold
ing their left foot over their eyes,
and naturally they can't enter the
flesh thusly handicapped. This
claim is substantiated by repo rs
from Zulu; not a chigger has
ever been found north or south of
the* glass skirts of the dames of
that fair land of ukeleles and nose
New York. August 6 —The ex
periment station at Hoboken ad
vises that weevil infestation is
on the increase in many sections
and that the humble cootie is
preying on the cotton blossoms
in Iowa, and in keeping with the
practice of the market on re
ceipt of such information, spots
broke 26 points in sympathy with
thunder showers in the interior.
There is a better demand for
brown sheetings and golf balls, but
print cloths are moving slowly in
China. Private estimates are sell
ing at 4 dollars each to the bears,
and in many communities—rats
are as bad as ever, yet a great
many of them live in churches.
We advise holding for bod weather.
The Hen And The Egg.
There has been much talk and
palaver by the laymen and the ig
norant generally concerning that
all important question, vlbbly:
which came first, the hen or the
egg, and this is the first time, so
far as I know, that an eminent
scientist, has undertaken to en
lighten the world at large on this
Weil, to begin with. we knew
that the hen lays the egg and
then the hen that comes from the
said egg lays an egg. and thus,
you see, perpetual motion has
been brought about, but don't for
get the rooster; he has to oe
reckoned with in this all-important
matter, for without the rooster,
there would be no hen and with
out the hen, there would be no
egg and without the egg and the
hen, there would be no rooster
couseauenUy the hen and thj
rooster and the egg are dependent
upon one another.
If the egg had come before the
hen, what if It had hatched a
rooster? That would have ended
the chicken business, and right
here, it might be wise to say that
if the hen came first, where d;d
she come from if an egg was no!
her mother, and if an egg evoluted
from some Jelly lying around on
the ground, how was she hatched
and by whom, where, and when?
Answer me that.
It Is reasonable to think that the
hen descended from the eagle, who
knows? It is possible that an old
eagle caught a little innocent lamb
eons and eons ago, and when she
saw how cruel she had been, she
became so ashamed of herself, she
drew up into a small wad and
thus became a hen, and has been
one to this day. If such was the
case, she escaped the pullet age,
which must of been mighty nice
in those days, as pullets have a
hard lime having to do their own
scratching. Of course, we r.i*n
who are possessed of so murh
knowledge are aware of the fact
that the rooster does the scratch
ing for the female bird after si c
has reached the neighborhood of
the cackling age.
But if the egg came first, tne
hen had to be there simultaneous
ly In order that she might *-e
hatched out of the said egg, as it
is barely possible that any incuba
tors were handy. It would have
been an unfortunate thing for the
cafes if the egg in question had
been scrambled prior to being
hatched. If such had taken place,
then cafes wouldn't have anyth'nc
to serve to a customer except bread
and butter, and ham would not
have a running mate as it enjoys
I hope I have made myself plain
and decided this perplexing ques
tion to the satisfaction of all pai -
ties concerned. However, if you
think the hen came first and then
came the egg, don't forget that
you are doing so at your own risk,
and if your bust is never set up
in the Hall of Fame, blame it on
your stubbornness. I have done
my part to sweep the cobwebs
offen your brains, that is—if you
have got any.
HIKES TO NEW YORK
New York, Aug. 4.—Lack of two
pennies today prevented Robert
Swain, 15-year-old “hitch-hiker"
from Winston-Salem, from realizing
his ambition to see the white lights
A motorist who gave him the
last of a series of rides from the
south set him down in upper Man
hattan. Unable to ride the subway
because he had only three cents, the
boy started to walk downtown, be
came exhausted and went to sleep
on a park bench. A policeman
turned him over to the Children’s
Sixteen hundred men and women
registered for rooms at the State
Farmers' convention at State col
lege last week. Other hundreds
came in for the program in which
they were immediately interested
At least two thousand persons were
present on Tuesday and Wedr.\>
day. July 33 and 24,
NEW RADIO MADE
Compart Radio Is Much Lighter
Than Model Now In
Dayton. Ohio.—A new compact
type of radio receiver for communi
cation and radio beacon signals
has been successfully tested at
Wright field here, and soon will be
standard equipment on army air
“The new set saves 55 pounds in
weight in the plane. It is 37 pounds
lighter than the one now used, and
an additional saving of 18 pounds
was made by replacing batteries and
generators with a double voltage
generator, geared to the motor.
The new generator provides cur
rent for the filament and the plate
on the radio receiver, and also pro
vides sufficient current to operate
a small transmitter. This genera
tor may be operated on the ground,
or in the air, as long as the motor is
Lieut. H. P. Roberts, in charge of
the signal corps aircraft laboratory
and Lieut. Leroy M- Wolfe, air corps
radio officer, made the tests on the
An automatic voltage regulator
has been installed between the re
ceiver and the double voltage gen
erator which keeps power on the
radio tubes constant at all motor
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“GOLD - RIBBON” BRAND
Coffee and Chicory
Don’t fail to take advantage of this
Only 2 lbs. to each customer
This exceptionally low price is made possible
through the cooperation of dealers listed below
and the roasters of “GOLD RIBBON” Brand
COFFEE and CHICORY.
CHICORY is a plant resembling very closely
the sugar beet in appearance and after being proc
essed in drying, roasting and grinding, has a fla
vor and color very similar to coffee. It has held a
place for ages as a healthful food. Its use as ft
beverage was permanently established in Europe
during the Napoleonic Wars, when, due to tha
blockade of the continent by the British Navy,
coffee, tea and cocoa could be procured only with
difficulty. To quote the National Dispensatory
“Chicory is thought to increase the appetite and
promote the digestion."
When Perfectly Blended
with coffee as in our “GOLD RIBBON” Brand, it adds strength, improves flavor
and color, and prevents coffee from becoming stale on standing.
Double strength—for best results use only half as much “GOLD RIBBON*
Brand COFFEE and CHICORY as of ordinary coffee.
If you have never tried “GOLD RIBBON” Blend you may now do so at this
previously unheard of low pnce.
Get voitr "flfiil' RIBBON’’ Brand COFFEE and CHICORY at any of th- following ttorest
SHELBY, N- C.
Baber Gro. Ca No. 1, S. Morgan St.
Baber Gro. Co. No. 2, S. LaFayette St.
R. H. Champion, 814 S. LaFayette St.
D. R- Williams, 911 S. LaFayette St
R. B. Keeter & Co., Martin St.
Keeter Bros., Ora Mills.
Chas. Buice, Dover Mills.
Basil Goode, W. Marion St.
PATTERSON SPRINGS, N. (
T. H- Lowery & Co.
LATTIMORE, N. C.
Hunt & Hewitt,
J. S. Blanton & Co.
C. C. Walker,
LLIFFSUJE, IN. t .
R. R Scruggs.
MOORESBORO. N. C.
Moorasboro Cash Store.
D. C. Wright.
CAROLEEN, N. C.
L. B. Robbins.
ELLENBORO, N. C.
A. C- Wilson & Co.
Taylor’s Store and Garage,
McKinney Mercantile Co.
SPINDALE, N. C.
Blanton’s Cash Store. ,
RlTHERFORDTON. N. C
W. C. Tvritty.
MUUIN1AIIN, IN. U,
Kinjara Mountain Mill Stor*
Williams & Roberts.
DOUBLE SHOALS, N C.
Double Shoals Mfgf. Co.
W. C. Seism.
LAWNDALE, N. C.
Cleveland Milll & Power C<V
W. M. Smawley.
CASAR, N. C.
C- A. Brittain.
POLKVILLE, N. C.
C. B. Elliott,
F. H. Lee & Son.
HOLLIS. N. C.