C ould Brat Shearer.
The Shelby Star, observing the
Interest in the fellow Shearer,
lobbyist for the shlpoullders, is
moved to “wonder If the legisla
tures of this state have encounter
ed a lobbyist whose actions and
endeavors would make bigger at
home news than all of Shearer’s
effort not to shear." No doubt
they have. Or If they have not that
doesn't mean that our lobbyists, if
all their methods of procedure w.e
set out, couldn’t interest home folks
far beyond anything Shearer has at
tempted. But you know how that
Is. It Is something of a newspaper
weakness to see news afar off while
overlooking real finds at hand
There are sometimes hints of real
lobbying at Raleigh—such as the ef
fort last winter to declare somebody
of real Indian descent by statute—
but the newspaper boys don't al
ways put out the complete data.
Maybe we will get around to that as
time passes. Certainly the lobbyists
overflow our state eapltol on oc
casion and some cf their proposi
tions cause wonder hew they can
keep their faces straight w'hlle they
talk for them.
RADIO SETS TAXED $1 A YEAR
IN SAULT STE. MARIE, MICH
Washington.—A city ordinance
has been passed by Sault gte. Mar.c
Mich., putting n tax of $1 a year on
radio receiving sets, according o a
report to the Radio Commission
Members poin.'d cut that Paul
M. Scgi'l and Paul D. P. Sp.'ar
man, members of the commission's
legal stalf. ccmnilcd n pamphlit o.:
state and rmtn<c;p.\l radio regu’a
tlons some time ego, in which it «•„.<
stated that such an ordinance would
not be lawful. Cqurt dwd.dcns wo e
cited to sustain thi3 view.
Having qualified as admin..-,'rr.
tor of the estate of Mary Ledford
Blantcn, deceased, '.ate cf Cleveland
county, -•Jorth Carol.na. this h- to
notify all persons having claims
against the estate of said deceased
to exhibit them to the undersigned
at Lawndale, N. C„ on or before
the 14th clay of October, ml., or
this notice will b? pleaded In bn- of
their recovery. All persons Indebted
to said estate will pier, e make im
This the 12th day ol Octobe •, 19:19
C. M, LEDFORD, Administra
tor of the Estate of Mary Led
ford B'anton, deceased.
Newton Ac Newton,. Attys.
Having qualified as as adminis
trator of tire estate of A. A. Whls
nant. deceased, lr.to of Cleveland
county, N. C., this U to notify all
persons having claims against the
estate of er.Id deceas'd to exhibit
them to the undersigned at hy
home tn Lawndale. Route 1. on or
before the 19th day or October
1930, or this notice will be pleaded
in bar of their recovery. All per
sons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate payment.
This October 19th-1929.
A. W. Y7KI3NANT, Ad
ministrator of A A. Whis
Hold ( harlrs Bid*., Corner
Trade and IV. Warren Sts.
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— REAL ESTATE -
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— Telephone 454-J —
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There was only one surprising
angle to this writer in the announce
ment by the Carnegie research com
mittee that many colleges are hiring
or enticing star athletes to play
football for them, and that was
that the general public acted as if
it were surprised at the news.
Despite the Carnegie revelation
there isn't any uncalled tor crook
edness in collegiate athletics, as ve
see it, and if there was a person w ho
did not know that all the o' * grads
have for years been assisting the
athletic council in getting their
home-town stars to their alma
maters, then that person should
make a good water boy for some
deaf school eleven. We should have
aid "deaf and dumb,” but all the
e’eaf folks aren't dumb In the sense
we would have Inferred.
Proof Right Here.
Very few of the schools in the
south have been paying or offering
handsome salaries to high and prep
school sters-^-no matter what you’ve
hern hearing and gossiping about
night here in fchelby in the lest
few years there developed an ath
lete who could match his skill and
prowess with the best of them ail
the way from mumbly-peg (?) to
yo-yo (except that yo-yo came in
after he marched out). His fame
spread over the country more vde
iy perhaps ihan has that of my
mall city athlete in the slate.
Of course the nld grads anti Mie
athletic workers trnm numerous col
leges and schools began to call upon
him. In fact, over a period of six
mouths he had almost as many out
of-town visitors as did the man who
is now governor while he was await
ing Supreme Court Ju (Ice Stacey's
starting whistle rlovvn at Italeigh. .
There visitors cams from as irr
South as Peachtree street mid as tar
north as the Valley of Virginia. Did
they oiler the Shelby boy a do'lf d
up Pacha d roadster end $1100 par
month to matriculate at old Osh
kosh? riot by several flivvers and
shekels. For the most part they de
voted themselves to telling hint of
the wonderful opportunities, tire
friendly campus U.e, and the re
nown ( f their var: is schools. Ocnic
of them told h.;n how he njighr
wash dishes, or dust cdf hooks in
the library and thus make enough,
money to buy his cigarettes Piter
the train in'; season. And a few o.
them informed him that they could
arrange tuition and little matter;
like that. But it doesn't take a star
-.athlete to get free college tuition.
Most any ambitious boy, with not
half as much pull as the nuise m
a dentist's office, can do that.
The bey did go off to school, but
inside information is that lie en
rolled in a school nearby the home
cl a relative who will tender him
occasional knick-knacks, a pair of
socks every week or two, and lend
him a motor car occasionally to take
the sweet things out riding.
If such procedure is crooked
enough to create a storm of pro
test on the part of the righteous,
(hut this world is two up and one
to go on Hades, If you dissect mod
ern ethics in business, polities, and
society as did Carnegie for the ath
education By 1 ravel.
In the old ria>s North. Carolina
boys were urged, and right often
heeded the urge, to join the United
States Navy or Marines and "see
(lie world." Now they enroll at Duke
university and try to make the loot
ball team lor the same purpose.
I he Duke Blue Devils haven’t, as
yet set the world on tiie with t.Vir
long runs, but only Notre Dame and
One-Eyed Connelly excel the Blue
Devils in making long hops for their
Casey Not Decided.
The Shelby high school has >om
invited to Join the recently organiz
ed Western Carolina High School
Athletic conference. but Coach
Casey Morris has not made up his
mind about it.
“If they keep organizing classes
and groups it will not be long un
til there will be r.o state champion-'
ship race,” he says.
That statement might indicate
that the Shelby athletic director has
some hope of taking another group
of Shelby boys down to Chapel Hill
to see the sights. In that conncc
tlon it u recalled that Hamrick and
Farris the battery for Shelby’s last
year baseball champions, are back
tn school, and that pair alone rr>n
very near take a team halfway
down to the Hill. *
This game Thursday afternoon oe
tween Mt. Holly and Shelby on tile
local gridiron should be worth see
ing. Zeno Wall the little qu*rtei •
back, may be back in the game, and
his return to the Shelby lineup
should have the same effect as in
Highs Battle Mt. Holly
Here On Thursday;
Lose Hickory Battle
lucked Five Times Golden Tornado
Comes Home F’or A Revenge
.Smarting under the sting of
five straight defeats, bruised in
spirit and body by powerful
elevens, the Shelby high Gold
en Tornado will face Mt. Holly
in its cwn backyard here Thurs
day afternoon with the rookie
eleven determined to transform
the tide of defeat Into victory.
The fifth defeat came to the
ycung Morrisinrn Friday at Hickory
when that superior eleven combin
ed its prowess with the breaks - '<11
rolled up a 26 to 0 score. Thro? of
Hickory’s touchdowns came fvom
intercepted Shelby passes, while
from actual scrimmage the kid ele
ven, showing remarkable lmpro'v
ment, fought yard for yard with the
A Good Game.
The contest here Thursday should
exhibit some interesting football
with the outcome likely to sv’ne;
either way. Realizing that USs''
schedule for a month has bc:n
too heavy for an eleven mad" up
almost entirely of new boys, Coach
Carey Morris has for two w‘"its
been playing sal' with his best bets
awaiting the home game's and a
chance to send his boys down the
final lap in winning style. For •>.
week or two Zeno Wall, the spa k
plug which has hern missing ".'in
the Shelby attack due to lnjtiri
has bean In such a condition 'hat
he might have played, but exe.'pt
for a couple quarters, includin'; a
j portion of the game at Hickory,
Coach Morris has taken no chance
of hurting the old injury so that
the little quarterback might or *n
condition for th” games in Sh.e'by.
Thursday. Wall. according iO
present plans, will be back at the
i helm oT the golden-jersoyed olay
for players and coach are deter
mined to “shoot the works” again:;;
Mt. Holly to break the series of
defeats. This means that the air
may be filled with passes with Wall
and Rippy on the starting end and
Farris, McSwuin, Beam. .Shepherd,
i and the other backs and ends
! doing the receiving. Meantime Mt.
I Holly, hearing much of the long
I string of defeats administered to
! an eleven seld nil .icked more than
| once or twice In a season, i,s deter
| mined to even sc i es for some of
, the past victories Shelby has had
j piled up over them. It will be a bat
) tie of revenge from start 16 finish—
and all football fans know that this
type of game is worth watching
from whistle to whist'.’. Mi. Holly
will be seeking >evehr>e for some
th; 'ft like a half dosen Shelf-'
lickings in the past, and Shelby wiii
seek to take out upon Mt. Holly a
pride wQcfuly hammered by live
successive defeats at the hand; of
The Hickory Game.
Bus Newton, Hickory star, inter
cepted three Shelby passes Friday,
carrying one of them 30 yards to a
touchdown, another 55 yards tor a
marker, and the third 48 yards to
the Shelby two-yard line where k
was bucked 4iver. Those intercepted
passes were the departments in
which the winning eleven was su
perior to the losers. Wall sta-red
for Shelby while Mackorell and
Foovey starred with Newton lor
16,921 New Laws
Added By States
New York—The American pro
pensity for law-making has been re
sponsible for the passage of l'i,9:!T
new state statutes out of a total of
more than 52,000 proposed in the 40
states having legislative sessions in
1929, according to a tabulation just
made public by the National Indus
trial Council here.
In comparison with 1927. however,
when a similar number of legisla
tures met, the tabulation shows a
'slight decrease in the number of
new laws passed. In 1927, measures
to the number of 50,087 were intro
duced, and of these 17,105 we*e
"It is earnestly to be hoped 'hat
President Hoover's law enforcement
commission will not fail to give c ire
ful thought to our annual and oten
nial rush for making new laws in
large volume,” declared Michael J.
Hickey, secretary of the national in
dustrial council. ‘ Long and close ob
servation leads to the conclusion
that so long as we continue mass
production of legislation we cannot
hope to attain or restore general
public respect for law, nor expect
effective law' enforcement."
stalling a timer in a dead flivver.
And don’t forget that Blarney
Rackleys Boiling Springs eleven is
scheduled to play High Point here
Saturday, and Wingate college cn
the following Saturday. The junior
Baptist college has the best poten
tial football ever assembled Here
DAYS AT FUR POSTS
IN NORTH CAROLINA
i By BEN t. SROCE.)
North Wilkesboro.—As the
open season for hunting and
trapping wild game is announc
ed, the general public assumes
that these dates are of interest
only to the sportsman with .1
gun and the urge to shoot. Only
a few know that .this is the be
ginning of a business season for
a right sizable Industry right
here in North Carolina—the fur
It is not generally known, but
Carl Lowe, of this city, is the larg
est raw fur dealer in the South. Mr
Lowe has built his trade slowly
from a small scale business into one
that handles thousands of pelts
yearly. Fur come ; to this small town
in the foothills of North Carolina
from beyond Maryland to the north
and from Texas in the far South.
Pelts are shipped from this clear
ing house to England, France and
Germany. Dealers come here each
season from the main markets much
as they did in frontier days to ex
amine the supply and bid,
The Industry is fast gainin'? a
place of importance In the economic
life of the state, A short resume
of methods and other facts bound
around trapping and disposal fol
’Possum skins in point of numbers
excell in individual comparison, but
in point of value the mink and the
raccoon take the lead. Muskrat, g’-ny
fox. skunk and weasel pelts are re
ceived in large numbers. Otter ur.rt
wildcat pelts arc fewer in number
but bring a higher individual price.
Some otter skins have brought as
high as $35 each to the trapper, end
not Infrequently is the trapper pa d
as high as $15 lor a mink skin
is in prime condition. - and they
i Prices range all the way down fo as
low ns $1.00 each for muskrats and
skunks. Rabbit skins are bought of
course, but while they rate pretty
negligible item in this industry
high in number of bales, they are a
reference is made to the common
The fancy rabbit breeds are bring
ing to the fur industry a large vol
ume cf business and-to the breeders
a satisfactory profit. All over North
Carolina rabbit ranches are spring
ing up In which the chinchilla and
other faitcy breeds are being pic
(onunfssloner's Sale Of Land.
Under and by virtue of an order
of the superior court made in spe
cial proceedings, entitled "D. F
Wright and wife. S. J. Wright vs. \7.
J. Wright and others," the under
signed commissioner will offer for
sale at public auction to the highest,
bidder on the premises of tile late
R. H. Wright on the
Pth day of Noveiriber, !92P, at 13 in.
the following described lots of land:
Lot No. 1: Beginning at an iron
stake, Will Wright’s corner, and run
ning thence N. 13 east 65 poles to a
stake in old road: thence south 85
west 47 1-4 poles to a stake; thence
north 89 1-2 west 18 poles to a sdake
in old road: thence north 25 3-4 -vest
35 1-2 poles to a stone or chesinut
corner: thence south 84 1-2 east 53
poles to a stone: thence south 3 1-4
west 21 2-3 poles to an iron stake;
thence north 89 1-2 east 15 1-2 poles
to the place of beginning, containing
18 1-2 acres, more or less.
Lot No. 2: Beginning at a stake in
1 the old road, second corner of lot
No. 1 above, running thence north
13 east 82 3-4 poles to an Iron stake;
thence north 88 east 65 poles to an
Iron stake In the old line; thence
north 13 1-2 east 72 1-2 poles to a
willow stake in branch: thence up
the branch as it meanders to a
small poplar on north bank of
branch: thence south 25 3-4 cast
159 poles to a stake in the road;
thence south 89 1-2 east 18 poles to
a stake; thence north 25 east 47 1-2
poles to the beginning, containing
66 1-2 acres, more or less.
Lot No. 3: Beginning at the bridge
place on the east bank of Buffalo
Creek, and : inning thence down the
east bank of said creek, 35 1-2 poles
to a stone; thence south 38 1-2 west
1 2-3 poles across the creek to a
stone; thence north 81 west 16 po'es
to a maple; thence south 34 west
7 1-2 poles to a stake In Carpenter’s
line; thence north 43 5-6 west 23 1-2
poles to a stone; thence north 35
east 7 1-2 poles to a poplar; thence
north 2 1-5 east 33 1-4 poles to a
white oak on the east bank of the
creek; thence following the east
bank of creek to the beginning, con
taining by estimation 5 1-16 acres,
more or less.
All the aforesaid land lies In No.
9 township, Cleveland county, North
Carolina, and is a part of the estate
of the late 11. H. Wright. Terms of
sale 1-3 cash, the remainder in one
and two years.
This October 4th. 1929.
R. A. LACKEY, Cominissiun*'r.
J. H. Quinn and
Newton & Newton. Aitvs
[ duced for both table use and for
I sale of fur, It is predicted by many
I that this industry is in a fair way
! to eventually become a close rival
j to the poultry industry. Indeed it
has many advantages over poultry,
considering the growing popularity
of the rabbit as a table meat, plus
ihe value of the fur.
Educational work among the trap
pers as to better methods of trap
ping and handling would increase
the value of the fur industry as
much as 20 per cent, it is claimed.
A considerable number of skins are
sold each year in un-prime condi
tion, because of these lax methods,
at, a ,price that would be materially
advanced if just a little more care
were exercised in the handling.
When one considers that there
are a great many families in North
Carolina receiving a iarge portion
of their means of support from the
sale of skin's of fur-bearing ani
mals. it is not hard to visualize the
importance of the industry. It is
estimated that in North- Carolina
alone there will be a harvest of
not less than 750,000 pelts this win
ter. not counting the rabbit hides
which are regarded more or less as
pin money in the fur industry.
The state is giving due considera
tion to the protection of its fur
bearing animals by trying zealously
to enforce the laws on the statutes
which prohibit the taking of fur
bearing animals out of season and
provide ample protection during the.
breeding season. And this interest
the state is taking coupled with a
more intelligent practice of proper
trapping methods, and a better han
dling of the green skins, will, it is
believed, in a few years show a de
cided increase in the value of the
T'he variety of climate found in j
North Carolina's mountain to sea j
areaoprovides a wonderful opportun
ity for the establishment of ranches
for the rearing of fur-bearing ani
mals, and many of our citizens nay
turn with . profit to a thoughtful]
study of the propagation of this
wild-life and make of it an asset,
the while no end of pleasure may
be had in the achievement.
SHERIFF I.ET PRISONERS
FISH; IS JAILED ALSO
Pocatello, Idaho.—Because he per
mitted federal prisoners in his,
I charge to go fishing and leave the
j county jail at will, James A. Fred
i erickson, Sheriff of Fremont county,
j has been sentenced to serve three
months in jail and fined $500 for
i contempt of court by Federal. Judge
I C. C. Cavannah,
! Frederickson said he had con
| tinued customs formerly in vogue
| in the management of the jail.
ADMINISTRATOR S) NOTICK
Having qualified as administrator
of the estate of Roxanna Blanton
deceased, late of Cleveland county,
N. C. this is to notify all pa ms
having Claims against the estate of
said deceased to exhibit them to the
undersigned at his home in hatti
more, N. C„ on or before the 21st
day of October, 1930, or this notice
will be pleaded in bar of their re
covery. All persons indebted to said
estate will please make immediate
payment. This October 21, 1929.
BOYD H. BLANTON. Adminis
trator of Roxanna Blanton, de
Having qualified as administra
tor of the estate of W. M. Blanton,
deceased, late of Cleveland county,
N. C. this is to notify all persons
having claims against the estate of
said deceased to exhibit them to the
undersigned at his home in Balti
more, 2 -, C., on or before the 21st
day of October. 1930, or this notice
will be pleaded in bar of their re
covery. All persons indebted to said
estate will please make immediate
payment. This October 21, 1929,
BOYD H. BLANTON, Adminis
trator of W M. Blanton, deceased
DR. H. C. DIXON
Office Over Woolworth’s.
<" .v,"n" 1 1-'
T. W. Ebeltoft
Grocer and Book
Phone — 82
Civil Engineer And
Farm Surveys, Sub-divis
ions, Plats and General
- Phone 417 ~
V—.H . - J
— Dr. Charlie H. Harrill —
— Dentist —
Office in Judge Webb IHdg.
Over Stephenson Drug Co.
Office Phone 530, Itesidence 63‘J
SHELBY, N. C.
Have Your Eyes Examined
DRS. H. D. & R. L.
Office Over Paul Webb &
Son’s Drug Store.
Watch Out, Men.
Pmehurst, N. C. — Helen WatShv
is in the fourth flight of a merT
?olf tournament. She defeated met
in the first two rounds.
Dr. D. M. Morrison,
Eyes Examined, Glasses
Fitted and Repaired.
Located Downstairs Next
To Haines Shoe Stor/e.
WE KNOW COAL
We Want You To Be One Of Our Satis*
D. A. BEAM COAL CO.
— PHONE 130 —
QUEEN CITY COACH LINES
FOR. ASHEVILLE, CHARLOTTE, WILMINGTON
FOR ASHEVILLE AND INTERMEDIATE
LEAVE SHELBY:—9:45 a. m.; 1:45 p. m.; 3:45 p.
m.; 8:45 p.m.
FOR CHARLOTTE AND INTERMEDIATE
LEAVE SHELBY:—7:50 a. m.; 10:50 a. m.; 12:50 p.
m.; 2:50 p. m.; 4:50 p. m.; 6:50 p. m.; 9:50 p. m.
FOR WILMINGTON AND INTERMEDIATE
LEAVE SHELBY:—10:50 a. m.; 2:50 p. m.
FOR FAYETTEVILLE AND INTERMEDIATE
LEAVE SHELBY:—7:50 a. m.; 10:50 a. m.; 2:50
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION — PHONE 450
QUEEN CITY COACH COMPANY
Small Farms at Auction
ICO acres sub-divided, No. 18 State Highway now being hard surfaced through the
Plantation —— Land Lies on Shelby-Gaffny Road, About Five Miles South of Shelby
Sale Date - Wednesday October 30th
Sale Starts 1:30 P. M.
— TERMS ARE LIBERAL —
One third cash, balance in one and two years. This
is a real opportunity to buy farm lands, close to mar
kets, schools, churches; a fine neighborhood. Near
Shelby, Gaffney, Patterson Springs and Earl.
— TO SETTLE ESTATE —
Thii$ sale is made in order to settle the estate oi
Horace Elliott. Farm is known as Borders farm and
with state highway running through the tract it is
bound to enhance in value.
EACH FARM HAS ROAD
Slate Highway No. 18 splits this farm. Each
tract has road frontage. Strong land making bale
of cotton per acre. Wood, water and two dwelling
VALUABLE PRIZES GIVEN
Be on hand at this sale. $75.00 in Cash and 1,000
Bounds of Sugar given away. You Don’t have to
buy to get these prizes.
This is a real Auction Sale —- When we leave the property some • one else will
own it as the sale is made in order to settle an estate. No Strings, No Fixed Prices,
Don’t Forget the Date—WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER, 30TH, BEGINNING
AT 1:30 ON THE PROPERTY.
EVERYBODY ON THE GROUND PARTICIPATES IN THE PRIZES, RE
GARDLESS OF AGE.
HARRILL & KING, AGENTS,
R. E. FOSTER, AUCTIONEER. BAND CONCERT.