North Carolina Newspapers

    The Cleveland Star
By Mall, per year . .-—--S3 50
By Carrier, per year__ ,-...* —-—-W OO
l.rir B. WEATHERS -- .-..--___President and Editor
& ERNEST HOEY T_Tlr—T___Secretary and Foreman
RENN DRUM.... News Editor
A. D. JAMBS - ___ Advertising Manager
Entered as second class matter January 1, 1905. at the postoffice
At Shelby, North Carolina, under the Act of Congress. March 8. 1879.
We wish to call your attention to the fact that It is. 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.
WEDNKSD’Y. AUG. 28, 1920
Higher education to the majority of hoys is snagging
forward passes on their college football eleven. ^
‘‘Spanking Breeze Aids Zeppelin,” informs a headline.
Ho, the big craft is just being paddled along?
Robert Quillen wants to know why they have life-savers
If a beach. Our idea is that they have them there to attract
the girls who attract the hoys and the older boys.
Some of the critics declared that Cleveland county’s 15
cent tax cut was only paper talk, but now it is an actuality,
and some folks are just so built that they will seek some
thing new to criticise instead of expressing pleasure at
lower taxes.
The young man who is going to marry Ruth Elder, or is
engaged to her, is referred to by the newspapers as "Walter
Camp’s son.” Now, if he marries Ruth Elder, past experi
ence indicates that the only recognition he will ever get will
be as “Ruth Klde/s husband." Poor cuss never to have an
identity of his own. —
The American Ixigion convention is on in Raleigh and
the News and Observer in welcoming the ex-service men
says "Raleigh is yours. If you do not sec what you want,
ask for it,” And it may be that some of the boys will ask the
Old Reliable editor to point out one of those autos at which
a fellow crooks his finger and immediately gets a short pint,
or whatever quantity he desires. That was the method, as
we remember the News and Observer description, by which
Raleigh, that part so inclined, secured its kicking beverage
some time back.
■yHE CURRENT North American Review prints an inter
view with the well-known A1 Capone, in which Chicago’s
alleged vice king is quoted as saying that he and his gang
leaders have been spending no less than $30,000,000 a year
in Chicago to bribe legal authorities and political higher-ups.
In his Pennsylvania prison cell Capone has denied the
authenticity of the interview—a not entirely surprising
move, often indulged in by more reputable public characters.
If the interview, however, was authentic, it is one of
the most amazing things in recent history. If one gang, in
one city, uses $30,000,000 each year for bribery, corruption
and misrule in this county crime must be infinitely more pre
valent than we had dared imagine.
' LONG COMES the state geologist with the opinion, dif
“mg with that of the university professor, that monazite
deposits in the Carolinas are larger than any others in
America and might be profitably mined with the proper
tariff and assurance that a market could be found. The
latest information, we believe, developing from Congressman
Jonas’ investigation into the monazite industry was that
very little monazite from anywhere is being made into mon
azite products. Such being the ease it is somewhat like be
ing all dressed-up with nowhere to go. Plenty of monazite
which would sell for a good price, provided a buyer could be
found. Yet there may come a demand again some day for
monazite and with that optimistic outlook in mind it is at
least pleasing to know that we have it, much of it. here
'J'HERE ARE MEMORIALS and memorials. Some men
get statues with their names carved on them—and those
are fine memorials. But other men, who don’t get statues,
sometimes get something better; living institutions that
stand as ever-present testimonials to their wisdom, heroism
and knowledge.
That thought is provoked by an article in the current is
sue of the Red Cross Courier discussing the late William
Crawford Gorgas, the famous army surgeon and health ex
per. It points out that Gorgas will never lack for a monu
ment as long as the Panama Cunal continues in operation.
And, when you stop to think about it, what finer memorial
could a man want ?
What Gorgaas did is worth reviewing. Too often we
gi\e fame and wealth to men whose services are highly in
substantial. Gorgas was a genuine benefactor of the race,
andhuysrorkshould be familiar to everyone.
■figanish-Amoiraii wav, during whu h lie m>vv
Bt>rp*. Gorgas was sent to Ha
By 1902 his studies of yellow
had practically rid the Cuban
His work was so spectacular
>04, sent to the Panama Canal
Kineh from completing
*t at least 4 per cent
annually. Considfcr
yncle Sam mobilized
death list of around
1400. So Gorgas, who had discovered at Havana that yellow
fever is carried by the mosquito, got busy.
So well and so thoroughly did he work that a scant year
after his arrival Gorgas was offering $50 to any person not
a member of the health department notifying him of a case
of yellow fever in the canal zone. And there is no record that
that offer was ever claimed. Gorgas’ triumph was complete.
So the canal was built; and it stands today as a great
monument to the medical genius who made it possible. It
ensures his fame forever.
yllK RURAL school child in North Carolina does not have
equal educational advantages with the city school child be
cause the latter, the Charlotte News points out, has better
prepared teachers. In setting for this view The News says:
“In terms of scholastic preparation for their work,
teachers in the public schools of North Carolina have spent
on an average of 2.3 years in college.
‘‘The average training of the rural white teachers is 1.94
years in college, whereas city white teachers have an aver
ag<- training of 3.35 years in college. In other words, there
is nearly a year and a half difference between the teachers of
rural and city schools.
“The results of this study show that these better train
ed teachers receive on an average the better salaries. As a
consequence, the per capita cost is greater in city systems.
“Currituck county leads the rural system in having the
highest trained white teachers. Currituck county pays the
highest average salaries. Naturally, the cost in Currituck
county is among the highest in the state.
“This same statement might be said of Asheville as it
relates to the largest city systems.
“This shows with fresh emphasis the disadvantage suf
fered by the rural school child of North Carolina. It is en
titled to the same grade of teaching as the urban child, of
course, but it is evidently lacking a lot when it comes to get
ting it."
(Exclusive in The n this
Uncle Sam wants John .Bull to
destroy 54 cruisers already afloat
so\s he can stop building a like
number to even up the 5-5-3 ratio.
Now why wouldn't it be more sen
sible for Uncle Sam to buy some
of John Bull's ships and thus equal
ize the holdings that are essential
to the maintatnance ot the Kel
logg Peace Treaty?
This is a day of bare heads and
bare legs and bare backs and sun
burns and cigarettes and salad
dressings and card parties and di
vorces and gangsters and racket
eers and mergers and combines and
paints and powders end puffs and
such like, but with all of these de
tractions and distractions, I don’t
suppose the world is much worse
off morally than it was before the
advent of modernism.
But what gets my goat is Un
cle Joe's Sammie. He went up
north to some kind of training
school last summer and he came
back home with a head crammed
full of the kind of sense that ain't
sense at all. He found out while
away that there isn’t any God
and it’s all a Joke about a hell or
a hereafter and the Bible is a
book of myths and he and all the
rest of mankind evoluted from the
monkey and he likes to laugh
at religion. If I were called on
to hold an autopsy over his re
mains. I'd look for his brains in
the neighborhood of his gall blad
der, and I realize now that I would
have to send to the Lick Observa
tory for their big spy-glass to find
the speck of grey-matter that his
carcass might contain. Sammie
is related to me. but I don't want
the monkeys to find it out.
A Bermuda naturalist has dis
covered that radium is a most
wonderful fish bait. He knows,
ife tried it and caught something.
Now. boys, you can get a nice lit
tle piece of radium the si*e of the
eye-ball of a fish worm ror exact
ly $76,564.88 in cold cash, and
by assuring yourself that Mr. Pish
don’t grab your radium and run
off with it. it is possible that you
might catch as much as a or 10
pounds of mullets and horney
heads and other members of the
finny tribe We are indeed thank
ful for this information. Mr. Na
The lucky dog was a poodle.
The early bird was not. a Jay. The
stitch in time was taken on a silk
hose. The rainy day was the day
after the funeral with no insur
ance. The apple a day was a
horse apple. The wise old owl
went blind. let- Henry Ford take
care of your dollars and your
dimes will take care of themselves
at Woolworths. Beauty is now
paint deep and knee high All is
not gold that glitters said the old
woman when her old man tried to
pass the buck.' Good night.
Uncle Joe says he has a friend
, w ho lives in another ‘ state who
knows how to make whiskey and
how to sell whiskey and possibly
how to drink whiskey. And from
what Unple Joe says, I believe Un
cle Joe knows about as much as
his Iriend knows about the subject
now up and before us. It seems
that this ‘'friend" suggests the
following plan:
1. Pick out a nice little stream
and then follow it far enough to
get out of sight of the public
road till you come to a plan*
where bushes grow thick and the
water shows some speed, and then
your still-sight troubles are over.
2. Next you must hunt up the
prohibition enforcement office”
and tell them where your still i;
so‘s they won't ever find it by ac
cident or otherwise. N. B Th;
sum of $26.00 and a quart a wcck
will fix some of the boys so that
they can’t see out of but one eye.
and $50.00 and 2 quartes a week
will put a great many of them
stone; blind.)
3 Select a drizzly dark night
to fetch down your still and worm
and barrels. Most any of your
friends who like a tiny snip now
and then after prayer-meetings will
assist you in this work, only don'i
let nobody know that they helped
you. You’ll need a few empty
barrels and a long trough, and
when you get these things prop
erly fixed, you are all set for
4 Take 4 bushels of corn mecl
and 100 pounds of sugar and fi
cans of Red Devil lye and 4 wheel
barrowsful of dry stable manure
and 10 boxes of sulphur matches
and as many old beef bones as
you can get and place them in
the aforementioned trough and
cover everything with water. Let
it set for 4 or 5 days, but come
back and skim off the small house
flies every few hours, but don't
bother the big blue flies that get
drowned in the mash: they add a
kind of bead to the brew.
S. As soon as your concoct*
ment has turned to beer, notify all
of the officers that you will be
busy for a day or so, then take
the contents of your trough and
strain out all solid matter and
pour the fluid into your still and
fire up. You ought to get at lea it
75 gallons of “spit-fire" from the
first run. not counting backings.
It will be no trouble to peddle it
out In your community. But to
keep things In apple pie ord-'r all
the time, it is a good idea for tlv?
officers to find your still and cut it
up every few weeks. Of course,
you must ascertain from the offi
cers what night they are coming
so's you can take your worm hoot#
with you. as the worm Is valuable
and the still ain’t. Now that's the
way they do in Uncle Joe's friend's
community in another state, so
says Uncle Joe.
Wisdom From The City.
“Oh! I know how' they milk a
cow now,” said the sweet young
thing from the city. "You take
her in the barn, give her some
breakfast food and water and then
you drain her crank-case."
(Special to The Star.)
Recent mention was called in your
column to a time-honored event of
annual occurrence. Reference is of
course made to Elliott reunion which
is featured 14 miles northwest of
Shelby, three miles from Polkville,
«md some twenty miles from every
where else, except Charlotte and
Gastonia, which places, as usual
had representatives. The visitors
were estimated at from 700 to 800,
and were present, and accounted for.
Enough human provender was on 3
a table 120 feet long to feed 1.000
of the fnmishing, and enough left
over to feed 300
The weather was ideal until 3
p. m. when a refreshing shower fell.
This region Was in toils of a drought,
of 20 days, which was relieved by a
very refreshing shower on Friday
afternoon, and its salutary effects
re-enforced by the one of Saturday
The only wind-jamming permit
ted on these pleasant occasions, are
announcements to spread the din
ner, and some ministers present to
say grace over meal before taking
and after taking. These short and
reverential invocations were pro
nounced by Rev. John Hoyle and
Rev. D. M. Lowman.
Representatives of the homecom
ing instinct were present from
Shelby, Lattimore, Eilenboro, Rutn
erfordton and Forest City and Cliff
side. with Gastonia and Charlotte
and the states of Alabama. Georgia
thrown in for the gayety of nations.
Please permit me right here to
make a candid statement. Some peo
ple are inclined to criticise anything
a decent and intelligent white man
does or says, and hence charge ex
aggeration in reports of attendance
on these meeting. My claims are
supported by others, and the crltirs
are invariably from persons very
economical with the truth.
Among celebrities present, may
be mentioned Aunt Eliza Elliott, a
former slave, aged 90; and for alti
tude. J. C. Elliott, aged 84 and
towering 6 feet. 4 inches, Plato El
liott. registering 6 feet. 6 inches
undep- army standard—and Sam El -
liott, of color, towering into the
ether blue to an altitude of C feet 5
Of course the occasion would not
have been complete without Capt.
A. M. Lattimore. not so tall, but a
comrade of Capt. J. C. Elliott in
the fateful sixties and of practically
same age.
See Us Before You Place Your Orders, Our Prices are in Line
Pyrene Fire Extinguishers.
Rubber Belting, Leather
Belting, Gandy Belting.
Clipper Belt Lacing, Alliga
tor Belt Lacing, Rawhide
Belt Lacing.
Gin saw files and Gummers
Wire Cable, All Sizes, Ca
ble Clamps.
Electric Drills, Electric
Wire, Electric Lamps.
Government Genuine Bab
Cold Roll Steel Shafting,
All Sizes.
Pipe, Valves and Fittings.
Cotton Scales, Cotton
Bear Brothers Pains and
Steam Hose, Water Hose
and Air Hose.
Rod Iron, Band Iron, Bolts,
Nuts and Washers.
Agents for Steel Split
Injectors, Ejectors and
Agents for Gould’s Pumps.
Last Store on North LaFayette St.
Fhone 121.
Our Buyer* have just returned from an ex
tensive buying trip to the Northern Markets
where new Fall Merchandise was bought in
large quantities for our stores. Shipments are
arriving on almost every train. We invite you
to visit our stores and inspect the extraordi
nary values we are showing in new Depend
able Merchandise. Your visits will be appre
ciated by us and will prove pleasant and prof
itable for you.

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