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1-3 W. Warren St. Shelby, N. C.
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*—School Companion Pencil Holder—
Given free with every purchase of 25c or more in our
stationery departmeni during week before school open
Fountain Pena 10c Each
SCHOOL RAGS 25c each
Made of Dupont Fabric—grip
handle — pencil and patch
LOOSE LEAF NOTE BOOKS
Red preashoard cover with 35
sheets of paper
Pencil and ink tablets,
5c and 10c each
Loose Leaf Paper Fillers, i
ruled, 45 sheets __5c I
Composition books 5c & 10c '
Loose Leaf Note Books,
black leatherette cover,
with 25 sheets of paper 10c J
School Bags, made of leath
erette fabric, assorted
Pencil Boxes 10c, 25c, & 49c
Paint Sets, Water Colors
Pencils of all kinds-... 2 for 5c and 5c each
Mechanical Pencils__10c. and 25c each
Fountain Pens, Jumbo size, gold point assorted
Crayons in all colors__5c and 10c
Waterman’s Ink --10c bottle
Boys’ Pocket Watches__98c
Pocket and Pen Knives, large assortment _25c
School Scissors, colored handles ____10c
Footballs, genuine leather, strong and serviceable __ 98c
Children’s Novelty Jewelry___10c and 25c
Children’s Socklet Garters and Supporters _ 10c and 25c
Children’s Novelty Handbags___10c and 25c
Candies—Fresh and Wholesome-10c half pound
Accessories for the well
dressed boy—at prices to
please the thrifty mother.
Blouses and Shirts_49c
Ties in a large assort
New Fall Caps 49c and 98c
Slip-over Sweaters 49c - 98c
Knickers and “Longies”—
Stocking for hard wear 20c
Golf Hose pair 25c and 39c
Shoes—black and tan,
pair_$1.98 and $2.98
Coat and knickers—new patterns in fancy mixtures—
browns, tans, greys and blues. Well tailored and seam
ed. Sizes, 6 to 16 years.
EXTRA PAIR OF KNICKERS TO MATCH.98c
Other Suits up to $4.98.
— DRESSES —
98c t0 $2.98
Attractive dresses in check and plaid
prints, Hnene, gingham and wool
French Spun Jersey—one and two
piece effects. Colors: tan. red Copen
hagen, green, rose, etc. Sizes: 6 to 16
CHILDREN'S STURDY SCHOOL
SHOES.98c to $1.98 pair
98c to $1.98
Charming hats for girls at Charles’
Low Prices. Small brimmed hats, off
the-face shapes, and plenty of “poke’
styles. All the new colors and mater
ials for early Fall wear.
Around Our TOWN
By RENN DRUM
; ci ARI,,J A ( 0Pf’I>K OF FELLOWS VISITING
m Shelby this week who lived here when the height of ac
tivity in the present court, square business section was four
or more cows grazing on the court square at the same time
I he two visitors are Jule B. Fortune, Shell,v postmaster
^decades hack, and Itast.us Ponder, who hadn't seen the
)tu burg in ."0 vears. -----
Thirty years ago Mr Pond:.'.-,
brother of Hcrschel Ponder and now
a freight official at Savannah, Ga,
was “bound-boy’ to Robert Ryburn,
father of R. L. Ryburn, dean of
Shelby lawyers, who operated the
Shelby Inn. which stood on the
Warren-Washington street corner
where the Royster building Is now
located. The Ponder boys were or
phans then and ’‘bound-out." Mr.
Ponder looking about this week is
surprised at what he sees and resi
dents of modern Shelby, who can
hardly remember what the town
looked like when nearly all the lots
now coveted with big business
buildings were vacant, are enjoylnj
themselves listening to his descrip
tion of the Shelby he remembers.
“After I got the other work dor.e
about the hotel, it was my Job to
take the Ryburn cows and graze
them, either on the court square or
on vacant fields where your larg
est business buildings are now. Wo
had no idea then, the other boys
and myself, that Shelby would ever
be this big. In fact, we didn’t know
then that there were any cities as
large as this place is now," he says.
* * •
Mr. Fortune, who now lives in
Chicago, is here on his second trip
ip three decades, and he is having
a big time walking about town talk
ing to the little boys and girls who
Used to visit the postoffice for their
parents' mail back in the old days—
except that those little boys and
girls now are grown men and wora
The Chicago visitor is now tinning
out that wheo you make friends
with a child you are making friends
for life. Some of the boys who once
came to the postoffice, reached up
Ho the window ledge, pulled them
selves up and asked for "papa's
mall” are now leading business men
in Shelby. Mr. Fortune knew all the
■ tots in those days, whose children
■they were, and It became quite a
treat to the youngsters to be per
mitted to "go to the postoffice."
"Remember when I used to come
to the postoffice for our mail,” eld
erly business men are saying to him
this week as they meet him on the
street—and the minds of both hark
back to the happy days when the
elderly business men were go-lucky,
barefoot boys in a country town, and
Mr. Fortune was a county-seat post
master who knew every boy and his
And here’s one you likely did not
knoF- unless you are up in years:
Mr. Fortune says the postofflce was
located where The Star office Is
now, and he lived In a residence on
the site of the present fire depart
Wonder what a 50-foot lot on one
of the main business streets would
have cost In those days?
THERE ARE TIMES WHEN
this humble department has a
strong desire for changes in things
of national importance. For weeks
now we’ve been seeing pictures of
Mrs. Llndy (Ann Morrow Lind
bergh), and If there isn't a photo
grapher who can make that wife of
Llndy’s show up better In the news
papers, then the photographers of
UUi country must be a sorroy lot, or
else—. Something ought to be done
about It ... . The announcement
that John Coolidgc will soon wed
Florence Trumbull causes us (o
wonder if his father, Calvin, was
not more of a talkative person prior
to his marriage. That's a risky ques
tion. seeing as how the ex-president,
also married a school teacher ....
Another thing: It doesn't seem to
us as If there Is any more sense to
these air derbies than to the bunion
derbies Cash-and-Carry Pyle stag
ed across America, and it wasn't
long until old Cash-and-Carry.
who, by the way turned Red
Orange into a professional and ob
livion, learned that there was neith
er sense nor cents to such affairs
.Jumping back up to the talk
about Mrs. Lindy—Ruth Elder's
photographers, if you'll take a peep,
know their birdies.
THE COURT ROOM WREAKS
many changes in life and in the
mode of living. Judge Horace Ken
nedy. of the county court., can tes
tify that at times and In certain re
spects the court room even changes
life's routine for the Judge.
Judge Kennedy once was a ciga
rette smoker: now he has Joined
the pipe-puffing group.
The county Judge did not give up
cigarettes because of any evil at
tached thereto, because Judges now
adays seldom preach about the
Cigarette evil as they once did. The
congregation has grown too big for
In days gone by Recorder Ken
nedy smoked cigarettes much like
any other cigarette smoker, one
every 15 or 20 minutes. Then he
started holding court and some of
those county court sessions, espec
ially the "Monday alter” docket, last
through three or frur hours with
out a halt. It would be a blow at
the dignity of the court for the judgu
to fire up a cigarette, and he could
not stop the court grind for a
smoke, so lie Just fidgeted. Perhaps
in the first month or so he he'd
court the spectators were of the
mind that he had become a regu
lar Judge as they watched him pace
back and forth on his little stage as
the court ground out cases. But
recorder Kennedy wasn’t in deep
thought as he paced back and forth;
he was Just hankering for a ciga
rette. Finally he discovered, so he
will tell you in confidence, that a
pipe smoke will last longer than a
cigarette—that Is, the craving does
not come back so quickly after hav
ing a pipe as it does after a ciga
rette. Now his routine is to load his
pipe and have a good smoke Jubt.,
before court opens, and that, he
says, "does” him until the court is
ever and he can get hold of the pipe
npain. In other words, reach for a
pipe instead of a cigarette is the
county court motto.
Some of the barristers and other
court officials here, y’know, satisfy
their tobacco craving during court
hours other than by smoking.
Poplar Springs News
Of Personal Mention
Showers Help Crops. Miss Holland
Entertains. Humphries Buys
• Special to The Star t
Shelby, R-2., Aug. 26.—Everyone
seems to be repoicing over the nice
showers of rain which fell Satur
Rev. and Mrs D. P. Putnam weie
dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Glad*
Mr. Charlie Patrick who is taking
a business course at Port Wayne
business college, Port Wayne, Ind,
returned home the 17th for a short
vacation after which he will return
to Fort Wayne to complete his
business course. Charlie is looking
well and we are all glad to have
him back with us again.
Miss Pearl Wallace has been ve'y
sick for the last few days but she is
Mrs. Andrews Tate spent last
week with Mr. and Mrs. Daner
Wesson. Mrs. Tate has had a severe
cold but she is feeling better the
Our B. Y. P. U. Is still progressing
fine. Our grade Sunday night was
the best we have ever reached. It
was near the 100 mark, We want
every member present next Sunday
night and let us make a grade of
100, then we will all feel like re
joicing over such a great victory.
Miss Mary Sue Holland entertain
ed the B. Y. P. U. members Satur
day night by giving a social at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Ora Bowen.
A large crowd was present. Many
Interesting games were played.
Music was furnished through the
evening by the Vlctrola. After the
music and games the guests were
Invited into the beautifully recorat
ed dining room where sandwiches,
crackers and punch were served
The hostess was assisted in serving
by Mesdames E. L. Holland, her
mother. Ora Bowen, E. L. Hamricx
and Cree Hamrick. Tile prizes were
awarded to Mr. Alvtc Jones ana
Miss Janie Wilson. Everyone seem
ed to enjoy themselves wonderfully.
uur Hunaay scnooi is progressing
nicely. We have organized a weekly
teachers meeting recently and we
almost reached our percent in Bible
Sunday. Those were the two points
we lacked In being a standard Sun
day school. We are hoping to be a
standard at an early date.
Mr. and Mrs. Gillette Hamrick
end family. Mr. and Mrs. Dothia
Elliotte and family and Miss Eulalta
Elliotte from Beams Mill, Mr. and
Mrs. D. D. Dodd and Mr. and Mrs
Pitzhugh Dodd of Shelby spent sev
eral days last week at Myrtle Beach.
They reported an interesting trip
Little Carroll and Harrlll Ham
rick are very sick at this writing
We hope they will soon be better.
Miss Louise Patrick who is teach
ing at Earl this year spent ths
week-end at home.
Mr. J. D. Queen who is attending
school at Patterson Springs spent
the week-end with home folks.
Miss Selma Yarboro of near Ra
leigh visited her uncle and family
Mr. and Mrs. Bezola Hamrick last
Mrs. Lallage Hilton and daughter.
Merle, of Charleston, S. C. are
spending awhile with her mother
and father, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wes
Mr. Cleaton Humphries recently
purchased the attractive home of
Mr. Everette Blanton.
Miss Janie Wilson spent Sunday
with Miss Martha Hamrick.
Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Hamrick
and daughter, Miss Selma, visited
Mount Sinai News
Of Late Interest
Crops Suffering For Fork Of Kain.
Folks Motoring In Anti About
• Special to The Star.)
Shelby R-2. —With or.ly some very
light showers of rain fallen during
the past several weeks the crops in
this section are beginning to suffer
because of the dry weather.
Mr. Taft Putnam of Durham who
is spending his vacation with rela
tives in tills community and Mr.
Hythe Putnam were visitors at
Chimney Rock Thursday.
Mrs. Josic Gramiin of Gaffney
spent part of last week with Mr.
and Mrs. David Champion.
Mr. Gordon Ellis had the mis
fortune to cut off his thumb while
working with a wood saw last week.
Mr. Coran Rollins spent last week
Miss Helen Hunt of Rock Hill, S
C. spent Thursday night with her
cousins, Misses Ruth and Essie
Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Hamrick
and daughter Miss Selma Hamrick
were visitors in this community
Miss Norine Rollins was a vlshor
in Gaffney Saturday evening.
Mr. J. M. Hunt and son, Mr. Ar
drew Hunt, were visitors in Rock
Mr. Connley and 'jmtly who once
lived In Georgia but have been in
this section for the past few years
enjoyed a trip to South Carolina
and Georgia last week
Mr. and Mrs. Resst? Putnam and
daughter and Miss Baber of Shelby
spent Sunday with M.. and Mrs. L.
WOMAN BOOTLEGGER RELATES
TRAGIC TALE WTIEN CAUGHT
Charlotte.—A pathetic phase of
the prohibition raids being staged
in Mecklenburg was brought to
light today with the arrest of Mrs.
Florence Shanks, alias Mrs. George
Alexander, mother of four children,
Mrs. Shanks fled from her home
here last Wednesday when the news
of the dry raids became generally
known and she succeeded in dodg
ing the officers until yesterday,
when she was apprehended.
The woman declared that she was
forced to resort to making and sell
ing home brew and whisky to pro
vide sustenance for her four chil
dren, three of whom are of very
tender ages, ranging from three to
Mrs. Shank's children have been
alone in the house occupied by
them and their mother since last
week and it has been, difficult for
them to secure sufficient food sup
plies. Their plight has been called
to the attention of Mecklenburg
county welfare officials.
BANK URGES LESS SPEED
IN COMMODITY OUTPUT
New York —The Guaranty Trust
company believes that some branches
of industry must slow down or the
commodity markets will be threat
ened with overproduction.
Consumption, it is pointed out,
changes relatively slowly, whereis
the past year has witnessed an ex
traordinary rise in the volume of
industrial production, mineral pro
duction, exports and imports.
Miss Essie Harrill at Hickory last
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Martin and
family Mr. and Mrs. Edd Lemmons
and family visited Mr. and Mrs.
Dave Lemons and family one night
Mr. and Mrs. Colon Edwards vis
ited Mr. and Mrs. Fay Lemons one
day last week.
Miss Elmira Hamrick visited Miss
Pearl Wallace Saturday afternoon
Several from this com nunity at
tended the birthday party at Mr.
Cicero Allen's of the Zoar com
munity. It was given in honor of
Miss Lillie Alien.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Brooks spent
Sunday night with Mr. and Mrs.
Twitt Hamrick and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Wofford Hamrick
and baby from Charlotte visited
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Bianton last
Mr. and Mrs. Cleaton Humphries
and son visited Mr. and Mrs. Evei
ette Blanton awhile Saturday night.
Mr. Leland Jones and family vis
ited his father and family Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ab Blanton and
baby, Forrest, and Mr. and Mrs.
Hassam Scruggs visited Mrs. Poston
of the Zoar community one even
ing last week.
Miss Gladys Lemons visited Miss
Pearl Wallace Sunday.
Mrs. Dewitt Hamrick is visiting
her mother and father a few days
on account of sickness.
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Hamrick had
as their guests Sunday Mr. and
Mrs. Gillette Hamrtrk and family.
Mr. John Hamriek. Mr. Jarvis Ham
rick. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. /ones, Mr.
and Mrs. T. R. Hamrick, Mr and
Mrs. Bezola Hamrick and family
Mr and Mrs. Cree Hamrick, Mr.
and Mrs. Cleaton Humphries and
son, and Messrs. J. D. Queen and
Miss Cora Wilson rj int the week
end with home folks.
The people of the community are
very proud of the new cotton gin
recently built and equipped by Mr.
Toy Webb. Mr. Weob has helped
the community very much by erect
ing this gin.
SHELBY, N. C. MASONIC BUILDING
Men Shop Here
Because They Know
Style^Quality—Price Are Right
An Early Season Display of
Why not select your fall suit NOW and be in style
right from the beginning of the season? Our ample
selection of the shades and patterns favored for fall
makes your choice an easy one . . . and the J. C,
Penney label in every suit is your assurance that style*
quality and value are right
Two-button, single-breasted models with peak of
notch lapel jacket. Finely tailored of quality
cassimeres, twists, worsteds and unfinished wor
steds in medium and dark shades of tan. grey
Blues, too, tn novelty end striped
patterns, Also plain blue cheviots
Extra Pants at $5.00
Other Young Men’s Suits for Fall
at $16.75 and $19.95. Extra
Pants at $3.00 and $5.00
"The General," a Kg, gen
erously proportioned Mara
thon Hat for men. Made of
^ fine hatter's fur, beautifully
satin lined, well trimmed with
leather sweat band, and silk
Us Be Your Hatter
Of genuine Shaw Cassimere.
handsomely finished with full
satin lining. Variety of smart
patterns to choose from.
Pure Thread Silk Leg
Finely knit silk hose in black
and plain colors. With mer
cerized tops and “To-Toe*
double strength soles.
Of Woven Broadcloth
in Pastel Tones
Here is a variety of choice
fabrics in smart pastel shades
to suit every taste. Colored
yarn filled, woven broadcloth
shirts in collar attached style
with flap pocket.