The Cleveland Star
SHELBY, N. C.
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LEE B. WEATHERS_President and Editor
S. ERNEST HOEY ........_____Secretary and Foreman
RENN DRUM . News Editor
A. D. JAMES__Advertising Manager
Entered as second class matter January 1, 1905, at the postofttce
At Shelby, North Carolina, under the Act of Congress March 3. 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.
WEDNESD’Y, SEPT. 18,
^ Less than a week now until the fair open;-!
Headline readers on occasions tail to Ret the real news.
There was that recent headline in the Charlotte Observer:
“Shelby Schools To Close To Pick Cotton.’’ The item itself
said that, the rural schools of Cleveland county would close
two weeks for cotton picking, and insofar as The Star has
been informed the Shelby schools will not close until next
Spring for cotton picking or anything else.
. , , MEN ALSO CHANGE ALONG
'• i f WITH THE TIMES
t AN!?NT Senator Simmons spirited fight against the Tle
publican tariff measure The New York Times said: "to
Senator Simmons the present opportunity offers even more
than the fun of breaking lance with Mr. Smoot. After his
refusal to support his party’s presidential nominee last year,
the tariff debate restores him to his place as a Democratic
leader. And with very great relish be is preaching the tariff
plank of the Houston platform—thp Smith plank.’’
The Charlotte Observer, which felt about the same way
ab did Senator Simmons last fall, headlined the Times com
ment as follows: “Oh Well, Times Change.” So they do, we
^add, and so do men even such faultless near immortals as
Senator Siipmons. ^ '
WHAT WILL HOOVER S RATING
IN HISTORY BE?
WILL HISTORIES of the future classify President Her
bert Hoover as the figure about which the religious is
sue was injected into American politics. I ley wood Broun,
former columnist for the Now York World, now writing in
The Nation, thinks so.
Broun in his observations and deductions reviews the
campaign of 1028, labelling the Republican victory in the
South as a result of the religious issue. Then he observes
that the South "won on the religious issue" must bo held,
and can be held only by the same issue. For proof he cites
Texas where a campaign is getting underway for the next
governor. The lieutenant-governor would normally be the
logical candidate, but in the preliminary campaign, he points
out, the religious issue is already being worked up against
the lieutenant-governor by the Texas Hoovorcrnts. “Against
this candidate,” Broun writes, “it can’t he said that he would
on his own initiative invite the Pope to come and live in
Texas. His disability is more subtle. His wife is a Catholic."
And because this candidate’s wife is a Catholic Mr. Broun
haa the hunch that he wll never be governor, lie quotes Dr.
Norris, the Baptist minister who manages to keep in the
public prints, as saying “No Catholic woman shall ever be
th# first lady of the State and sit in the Governor’s mansion
Mr. Hoover, Broun argues, by permitting the religious
Jssue to be used in electing him and breaking the solid
^South did not anticipate that he had opened up the way for
religious prejudice to hereafter sway American elections.
M«rHoover, he says, likely had no personal part in starting
the religious issue. That part is accredited to Mabel Wille
brandt, but "Mr, Hoover remained upon the mountain tops
and never ventured to gaze into the valleys where the votes
were being gathered. . . No doubt be felt that future cam
paigns could be put upon a higher level. But as in many
another conquest, the victor found himself tightly clutching
a bear’s tail.,, The fires of religious prejudice are mounting
,higher. The glare reddens the political skies by night and
“No, Herbert Clark Hoover did not touch the match
to this tindery stuff, but he did stand like a bump upon a
burning deck and made no move to stamp out the spark.
Maybe he isn’t the father of the religious issue in American
politics. But he is the godfather. He stood for it!’’
And although some may disagree with Mr. Broun on the
above statement, as they differ with him on many others,
he is to an extent right. Air. Hoover may be pigeon-holed in
history as the godfather of religious prejudices in American
politics. Anyway, it will be many years before political cam
paigns in the South will he free of the religious issue which
was injected to make his victory a certainty.
PROVINCIAL LIKE. WE GET
PUZZLED AT TIMES
*yHE STAR has never endorsed the suppression of hews, or
the actual facts concerning any disturbance and that
policy is not and has not been changed one whit by the labor
disturbances at Gastonia and in this area. Let the world
know the exact facts about what is going on and, also, about
conditions in the textile industry, hut in reminding of our
policy we express some wonder as to the reason for the
“playing up” of Southern labor disturbances by the metro
politan papers of the East? Are the labor disturbances and
the rioting at Gastonia the only labor disturbances and riot
ing going on in America?
One would judge, by reading the metropolitan papers,
that a couple of mob scenes, a couple of slayings, and a
couple of striking labor units in the South are the only
labor disturbances of consequence in the country. Of course,
these incidents near us arc not to be minimized. More value
is attached down here to a couple of human lives than is
placed upon the value of two lives in the metropolitan cen
ters. Vet the metropolitan papers rate dispatches of labor
disturbances from Gastonia as paste one news, with special
j writers sent down to cover the trials and disturbances,
I while labor troubles. Communistic affairs, and jailing of
“red” workers in their own cities hardly rate larger head
lines than many minor news items. One of the New York
|dailies recently devoted several columns to depicting C.as
| tonia conditions and disturbances together with editorial
! comment, some of it of a critical nature, about our court
methods and the jailing of labor agitators in the South, a
portion of a country supposed to be the home of free speech.
In the same paper, under a small heading, was a news item
about four girl Communists being jailed in New York in con
nection with the distribution of Communistic literature. They
were not jailed for distributing the literature, but for tell
ing the New York judge that if he freed them they would
go out to distribute more Red propaganda. Imagine the criti
cal comment of the metropolitan press had a North Carolina
judge jailed four girls just, because they made the state
ment that they would distribute literature in "a free coun
try” if freed?
Instance after instance might be related to show the
difference in news value of labor disturbances in the East
and the South. Perhaps we're too dumb about adjudging
news values, but it puzzles us why half of a metropolitan
staff, writers and editors, work strenuously over a labor dis
turbance in the South, and meantime pass up as only minor
matters labor disturbances in their own midst. Perhaps it
is because we are usually so well behaved, except when we
are out “lynching innocent negroes,” that it becomes news
when we do a few things, on a minor scale, similar to the
Divorce By Mutual
l)r(fed At Sexual League Meeting
Along With Freedom For
Women To Work.
London.—Divorce by mutual run
sent. freedom for married women
to hold jobs, and legal dissolution
of marrlRRp to Incurably insane
persons were urged at the world
league for sexual reform.
Dr. W. F. Gelkie Cobh who re
cently conducted the wedding cere
mony for a divorce member oi
parliament despite disapproval by
the bishop, was the advocate of di
vorce by mutual consent He accus
ed rhurehes of too great a control
of the marriage Status.
Mrs. Dora Russell, wife of Ber
trand Russell and herself the auth
or, of articles on feminine reform
said. ''Married women should be
compelled, If not, by law then bv
social persuasion, to continue work
after marriage unless they are en
gaged in raring for children.’' She
said the present law honors leal- ]
ottsy where It should discourage it j
Dr. Abraham Stour of New York
favored pre-marital consultations as
a means of preventing later un
Dr. Bernard Hollander, a spe
cialist. on mental and nervous dis
eases. appealed lor amendment of
the English law by which he said
a sane man or woman at present is
tied (or life to a partner who may
lie incurably insane. He advanced
legal dissolution of such marriage
not only to benefit the individual
but to prevent deterioration ol the
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FAIR OPENS IN
NEXT TUESDAY, Sept. 24
And RUNS THROUGH
SATURDAY, Sept. 28.
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