The Cleveland Star
SHELBY. N. C.
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“ MONDAY, OCT., 217 1929
Chicago has had 104 bombings this year, and one dud*
the Cubs in the world’s series.
Simmons should be able to turn the tobacco prices or
something up; he did a pretty good job of turning the Demo
cratic party down.
A headline in The Charlotte News says that 01’ Vir
ginia will Democratic in the oncoming election. A Byrd—
Yelling, says a medical authority, helps to cure dizzi
ness. Then a lot of the folks we’ve seen at college football
games weren’t so dizzy we guess, as they appeared to be—
or, perhaps, they were taking the cure.
A week or so more of warm weather similar to that sev
eral days last week and the prophets, who were so pessi
mistic. two weeks back about Cleveland county’s cotton crop,
will be changing their tune.
Forest City is making plans for a'big Armistice Day
celebration, and the fireworks are assured—Ex-Governor
Cameron Morrison is to be the speaker. There’s seldom ever
anything dull about a Morrison speech.
After all, there’s very little difference between this fel
low Shearer and Arthur Brisbane. Both have been beseech
ing the government for years to build more ships, Brisbane’s
eolumnistic lobbying being for airships. -
“Roosevelt,” informs the Raleigh $e\vs and Observei
speaking of the New York governor’s visit to the North
Carolina Fair, “Talked More of Football than Politics.” Dip
lomatic, we call it; North Carolina has done better in foot
ball in the last year or so than in politics.
WEATHER PROPHET GRANT MAY
v DOPE IT OUT AGAIN
pRIDAY The Star published a prediction by the
weather prophet, J. Martin Grant, stating that a killing
frost might be expected in this section a week from tomor
row. Numerous local weather dopesters in r eading the pro
phecy were inclined to give it the laugh. Perhaps they arc
right, but it might be well to recall that Prophet M rtin Has
scored several hits in months gone. The Gastonia Gazette
remembers his last hit and says of it:
“Old man Grant rang the bell on the last big rain and
storm that hit this section. He hit it to the day, and bis
announcement, or prediction, was made about a week or Ion
days before the eventful September week.”
HOPING FOR A NEW CLEVELAND
-THE stockholders in the hotel destroyed by fire, due to their
1 heavy loss, may not be enthusiastic about rebuilding
Cleveland Springs, but, after lending an ear to the talk about
town, there is in Shelby a prevailing hope that the hotel be
rebuilt. This hope for the most part may center about senti
ment, for through several generations Cleveland Springs
came to be a Shelby institution. However, there are other
angles upon >vhich this desire for rebuilding is fostered.
The civic and social life of Shelby and surrounding sec
tion has for many years hinged about the big hotel on the
wooded hill at the edge of town. Civil clubs have always met
there, large banquets are staged there, important visitors
are always taken there so that they may get a touch of
Western Piedmont climate and scenery,, and in many other
ways the hotel was an integral factor.in Shelby life, not
merely as a hotel but as a friendly gathering place for She!
byites and visitors.
For years many citizens have argued that Cleveland
Springs is the proper setting for another Pinehurst. With
all due regard for the Eastern Carolina resort, Pinehurst has
nothing on Cleveland Springs for year-round climate and
scenery, and Pinehurst has no mineral springs to compare
with those at Cleveland. It may be now that outside in
terests will see this and build something far greater than
Shelby has ever known at Cleveland Springs. Be that as it
may, if Cleveland Springs is never rebuilt it will be many
years before Shelby will cease to miss an institution that
tame to mean much to the town in the passing of years.
NEW GROCERY STORES IN THIS
SECTION ARE EXPLAINED
A LTHOUGH there has been talk of the Quality Service
^ Stores taking ov4r, or, rather, forming a series of stores
5n this section by cooperating with local grocers, the exact
idea of the Quality Service plan is not as yet clear to the
entire section. Next Thursday night grocers of Cleveland
and Rutherford counties, it is announced, will form a dcfiniV
organization under the chain plan, and in that connection
the following comment upon the Q. S. S. stores in The Char
lotte Observer should be of interest:
"Mrs. C. L. Lowder, executive secretary of the Gaston
County Merchants association, contributes an article to The
Carolina-Virginia Retailer, describing how the Gastonia re
tail grocers have met the chain store competition by organ
izing a chain grocery store system of their own, known as
Quality Service Stores, distinguished by a vivid red—red
dcclacomanias on windows, bearing the Q. S. S. sign emblem,
standing out boldly in gold letters; large signs of blue smaltz
background, with the words “Quality and Service,” stand
ing out boldly in gold letters 12 inches high, windows neatly
trimmed and standard lines of foods; these articles price
tagged and two-color streamers calling attention ot the pass
ers-by to the specials being advertised within.
“Gastonia got the idea from Lynchburg, where the sys
tem has been in operation for three years, reducing operat
mg costs and increasing trade, and Mrs. Lowder says simil .r
organization is now under way fdr Spartanburg and Green
ville, and for Concord, Salisbury and Winston-Salem. It is
mentioned as “one decided asset,” to the proposition (hat it \
costs the grocer only $1Q as an application fee to join and
that all expenses, including the painting of the store, signs,
advertising and window-service man arc paid for by the ipan
ufacturers. This brings in about $12,000 annually from out
side manufacturers which is spent locally.”
GEE McGEE— ,
When it comes to serving a
good purpose, and appendix lias
it on an investigating committee,
especially if politics have any
thing to do with the appointment
of the committee that is to do tl n
investigating. Out of 15,456,897 in
vestigating committeemen who have
been paid the sum of $876,543,275,
00, irregularities reported in ac
counts of public-office holders have
amounted to exactly 75 cents.
Only about 3 per cent of the In
vestigating committees ever make
a report. All the others are lest
in the shuffle or are forgotten as
time rolls along without informa
tion from them. Probing for graft
Is like fishing for whales in a
'stand-pipe. Really the subject is so
ludicrous. It is actually very fun
ny. Does a bootlegger carry his
booze around on his shoulder? No?
And neither does a mini ente" in
the general ledger or his petty
cash book how much his last rake
off was on that purchase of ma
chinery ansoforth. "
Graft begins and ends in the
j back room or in a hotel suite. Mr.
j E. Z. Mark gets elected to office
| and he Immediately becomes a
rower In the world of finance and
begins to buy stuff for his county
or town or state. Mr. O. U. Bird
meets him by appointment wr.erc
no dictaphones are ear-drums pre
in avidence. They take a drink
or two. Then Mr. Bird passe-, a
few hundred or a few thousand in
beautiful greenbacks under the
table to Mr. Maik. and Mr. Ma 'k
signs on the dotted line and
within a few days, n nice bunch of
12-thousand dollar merchandise or
machinery rolls into the freight
yard and the county or the town or
the state forthwith sends its check
! for about 15 thousand dollars in
; settlement of the acount. Oh, no,
my dear Mr. Taxpayer, the crs‘
I of the equipment, and not'the sot'
money is entered on the books.
When a case has gotten so bad
that the legislature or congress ap
points an investigating committee
then I know the matter is settle 1:
for all time. The usual work ot I
such a committee is to White- I
wash the guy and his friends who
did the stealing. Frequently that
requires the use of a few political
white-wash brushes that can be
bought for a song, and another son?
or two will pay for having the st>-ff
plastered on. An investig itim
committee never gets beyond the
fly-leaf with its facts and flggers.
All defalcations will turn up in
time if books show them, but
graft is as hard to trace as a wig
X am not in lavor of investigat
ing committees. When anything
looks like it ought to be invest
gated, I say forget it, and star*
all over again. If your politic''!
friends are not honest, you are
simply out of luck. I do not be
Ueve however the statement that
over 25 per cent of the taxpayers
money is either stolen or wasted
or squandered: I think it is near
er 24 per cent.
Run Greater Risk
Chicago.—The opinion that the
average woman in America take;
twice as great a risk with her life
in becoming a mother as the peas
ant woman in some remote Swedish
village, was expressed by Dr James
Hcyman, Swedish radiologist who
was here to address the eleventh
annual congress of the American
College of Surgeons.
Dr. Heyman said the lower mot
tality rate in Sweden v. as due to the
fact that the Swedish government
takes an active hand in the regula -
tion of the medical profession, w hile
in this country regulation is lar?<>!j
left to the profession itself
'In every province?! hr she
‘Sweden maintains physicians who
h;uv most of their pay from the
jovernment, supplemented by what
small fees the poor people can •ray
them. Because so many people of
Sweden live in remote places, un
able to consult specialists, every one
of these men must be specially
trained to obstetrics. He spends four
months of his training period in
independent practice in lying-in
"The obstetrical training of Amer
ican medical students is sadly in
-tiMCH year since the
introduction of Vicks VapoRub,
more and more people have
given up “dosing” colds and
turned to the better way of
treating them externally. To
day, the trend of medical practice
is a way from needless “dosing.”
Just rubbed on, Vicks acta
through the skin like a piaster,
it also gives off medicated va.
pors which are
changes the fam
ous Vick slogan
—there are now
Over 26 Million
Make up the difference by
buying at The Paragon—
What you lose on cotton
you make up the loss here,
during our closing out sale.
The fields are white but it
will pay you to slip off and
come here to buy your win
Lowest prices ever offered
in Shelby on such High
Quality merchandise. Hur
ry along thrifty buyers—
Try Star Wants Ads.
50 NEW DRESSES
REGULAR $16.50 TO $19.50 VALUES
SIZES 14 TO 44.
These Dresses came today and are positively won
derful values At this price.
They come from New York’s leading dress house.
Consists of Satins, Crepes and Prints.
MILLINERY MUST GO
Tables are loaded with New Fall Hats that must
move out. Every one has been greatly reduced for
this Closing-Out Sale.
All marked in plain figures and so displayed you
can wait on yourself.
98c $1.98 $2.98 & Up
$1.50 HUMMING BIRD HOSE
Closing out entire stock of $1.50 Hum
ming Bird Hose at $1.00 pair. All new
stock received this fall.
$10.00 and $12.50 Values
Choice of any Matrix in
|he house as long as tKey
last at just, the pair.
FOR WOMEN, MISSES AND CHILDREN
$2.98 $3.98 $9.85 $ 14.85 & uP
Cases and racks are jammed full of new Fall
Coats and we must close them out at once.
They’re all marked for quick clearance. A
complete size range, style range and colors. In
each a bargain in Coats.
BETTER COATS I
y4 to y2 price i
All our new high grade Coats ranging from
$69.50 to $149.50 have been marked way down. ^
Rare bargains in good Coats if your are need
PARAGON DEPT. STORE