Comes Back To
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONEi
and called officers with the story
that one of them, Ralph's girl, had
been assaulted while In the car
Both were arrested and brought to
jail here by Irvin Allen and Mc
Bride Poston, while the two officers,
now sheriff and police chief here,
were policemen at Kings Mountain.
Ralph Dean drew a sentence of two
years and his younger brother a 30
day term. A short time after the
younger Dean completed his sen
tence two masked men created a
Shelby sensation by helping Ralpn
Dean escaped from the gang camp
one night. The , younger brother
and Lee Cody, known for his manv
escapades in these parts, were tried
on the charge of staging the escape
plans and convicted, both serving
sentences on that count, A few
months later Jamestown, New Yon'
officers notified officers here tha'
Ralph Dean had surrendered then
because he was hungry and brotc
and was in jail. McBride Poster
now chief of the Shelby force
made the trip after him.
Left A (fain.
Dean made a good convict whe
he came back and soon was madr
a trusty. But just a short time aft
er becoming a trusty he slipped of
while driving a tractor some dis
tance away from the convict guard
That was a little more than thre
years ago and local officers had no
heard of him until yesterday whe
he came In and surrendered becaui
he was tired of behig a hunted
man. He has several months yet to
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE I
As compared with 44,000 for Davis.
Texas, which weht republican In
1928 for the first time since recon
struction days, took action through
the state democratic committee bar
ring as sate candidates c / locrats
who voted for Hoover. Like Ala
bama the democratic party welcom
ed back all such voters.
In contrast the Democratic party
in Tennessee has Invited back to
the fold and promised t receive
with open arms both as candidates
and voters who supported Hoover.
Tennessee In going for Hoover re
peated its republican action In
Kentucky democrat* have cordial
ly Invited back into the party J*.ose
members who strayed In 1928.
Virginia, first of the southern
states carried by Hoover to hold a
state election, went democratic last
fall by a record majority of 70,000
One year previously it had gone
for Hoover by 14,000. Before the
state election the democratic exe
cutive committee had obtained from
the attorney general an official
opinion that persons who voted for
Hoover were not barred from par
ticipation in the state party pri
No definite stand has been taken
by the party organization in North
Carolina toward democrats who sup
ported Hoover. The republican
presidential nominee carried the
state by 61,000,
No Action In Florida.
The state executive committee in
Florida took no action on the sub
ject. The sentiment of the leaders
appeared to be that democrats ate
not going to do anything to help
the republicans capitalize their vic
tory In 1928. Before the committee
met state attorney general Fred H.
Davis in an official opinion said
that if the letter of the law was
observed bolters would not be per
mitted to participate as candidates
In the democratic primary.
South Carolina, Georgia Missis
sippi, and Louisiana all went tor
8mith and no movement has been
started affecting members of the
party who voted for Hoover.
FOR RENT TWO HORSE FARM
Tenant must furnish stock. Mrs. W
H. Joinings, Shelby. lt-26c
TUNE IN ON
Hour 9:30 Instead
On Thursday night of this
week, tune in your radio
with the Spartanburg sta-i
tion, WSPA, and listen to
the Blackwood Coal and
Coke Company’s program.
The hour is 9:30 instead ot
7:30. Listen to the Red
Bar program. The first
Shelby citizen to get this
program and telephone
Spartanburg Phone 3,002
will get a ton of Red Bar
Coa' FREE. £
NAT BOWMAN j
SHELBY, N. C.
Aids Brain to Replace Sight
The story of a twenty-one year struggle against the handicap of
olindne$s and an effort to continue the practice of law through
'he assistance of his wife was related by Senator Thomas D. Schall,
of Minnesota. He said the first thing every man who loses his
sight thinks of is to quit, and added that the love and tender under
standing of his wife enabled him to conquer his difficulty. Picture
shows favorite pose of Senator Schall with inset of his “helpmate”
Hamblin’Bill Js Carious About
Hard Times And Why They Are
Poor Starving To Death In Arizona
Near Hotel Where Millionaires
You have always been very kind
to me in the past by getting The
Star to me in vailous places
throughout this "Jew 'Nited States
and also, you have sent it to me in
Texas, California and other* foreign
countries, and I am going to ask
that you broadcast the fact to your
many readers that 1 would like
some kind spirited Tt Heel folk's
to send me a side of meat, some
homemade molasses, and perhaps,
a shoulder of meat, or ham. I am
away out here in this baby state of
Arizona enjoying Hoover prosper
ity, by eating one meat a day, and
I want to fatten uo myself and
kids, for the long walk back to
I read where they are closing a
few banks in North and South Car
olina, but that alnt nothing to
what is happening one here. All
public works are laying off their
help and many .businesses are Ju t
operating on a shoestring. Most of
the people have sold their Canary’
birds to enable them to wire home
for money. And, would you believe
it? More tourists are arriving every
We have here a great hotel known
as the "Westward Ho’ I am told
that they pay as high as one hun
dred dollars per day for a room
there. I have never slopped at this
hostelry, but have been within a
few hundred yards of it and glanc
ed at it sort of shy like, because T
hear they charge you ten dollv.s
for looking at the building from the
distance. And the contrast is, just a
few blocks from this g.gantlc struc
ture there are people slowly starv
ing to death. They are all tourists
In fact, most everybody that comer
here are health seeking tourists.
I talked with a fellow the other
day that had become stranded he.e
on his way back from California.
He was originally from Vermont
and loud in his praise for Mr. Hoo
ver and Mr. Coolidge. 1 pretended
to be ignorant of who Hoover and
Coolidge were and let him rave
along for awhile. He seem to sym
pathize with me in my ignorance
of things, and told me that we were
enjoying the greatest prosperity
wave since the war. He admitted
that he had voted for Coolldge and
that he had voted for Hoover also
and that he was a confirmed Re
publican. I got pretty warm under
the collar and told him:
“Mister, you admit that you are
a confirmed Republican, which I
will admit is your own business and
privilege, but you have Just told me
that you are stranded and that you
are trying to find employment to
get back on your feet and to get
back to your native state. Now X
want to state that you have Just
about as much chance of finding
any kind of decent work here, or
anywhere else in the southwest as
an elephant has to roast on trees,
or a fish to fly. A few years agi
they were begging for men—al'
kinds of men and wages were good,
but we have been under Repub'i
can strain for the past ten vea*-$
and that is enough to a erfc any !
country regardless of how prosper- j
ous it may be. It's all i ght for !
man to vote the Repuhhean tr ue* j
once or twice, then ac nowlrd~e h:
sins and repent of them, but 'nr a
full grown m-m. seemingly Intel li
gent and well educated like you.
self to admit that he has mud
this mistake all his life, and indi
cate that he is going to continue
making it, and then as much as to
try to make me believe that the
country is prosperous-why mister
I ought to thresh you like a child, ’
and I knocked his pie out of his
mouth, tipped my hat to him, and
bid him a pleasant "good morning'
and came on home to my Hoover
meal of beans and water and a half
of a cold biscuit that I got out of
the garbage can.
The wife and kids went out the
other day and gathered some "Wi'd
Donkey Grass" _ that looked ilk •
mustard greens.’ We rooked up a
batch of it and have been braying
Just a few more weeks of tills
Hoover regime of prosperity and we
will all be able to glide back (c
North Carolina on some toy ba
loons—we will be that thin.
Anybody that needs to reduce In
weight fast—they can come here
and miracles will be worked In a
short time—that is if they expect
to earn their own living
I used to kick if I did not get
four meals every day in North Car
olina. Now I feel lucky If I get one
good meal a week. We have for
gotten what fresh beef tastes like
and a pound of fresh country but
ter would look like v whole ton o.'
alfalfa hay would look to a hungry
Don’t forget the meat and mo
lasses folks because we are getting
pretty thin, as well as weak in the
Hoover is a wonderful president.
He can make ’em be'leve they are
having ’prosperity when they are
almost starving. But he has not
fooled us—we know that we arc
starving by degrees, and unless w;
get a Democrat in the White Home
by 1932 and some Democratic con
gressmen in Washington before that
date, we will have done gone and
starved to death, and there won't
be enough left of us to bother with
having a funeral.
My wife used to take reducing ex
ercises at five dollars per lesson.
Now she is trying to preserve her
weight. She has lost almost 150 lbs.
in the last few weeks In another
week or so she will be down to al
most normal. The children used to
grow so fast we could not keep new
clothing large enough for them
Now we can take either one of
their garments and make a gar
ment for all of them—they are ao
This is Millionaire Prosperity
Week in the U. S. A. an d Hoover is
fishing off the Florida coast. The
poor get poorer and tire rich get
richer and the working man gets
less, while they spend fifteen mil
lion trying to enforce a law that
can never be enforced.
Phoenix, Ariz., Box 168.1
Feb. 18, 1930.
Burlington—Burlington had a
I ilk bottle scandal. Short bottles
wen; being sold. An investigation
began, it was found the bottles were
put up only for restaurants and
such, and the probe collapsed.
Washington—In proportion to her
population North Carolina f urn lam
ed the Marine corps more men
'•iai any other state in tht Union
The total was 2G2.
Aiken. S. C.—The annual Aiken
1 orse show will be held March A
21 and 23.
Star Advertising Pays
Two Catawba Men
In Race For Judge
(CONTINUED FROM PADS ONE!
ory Records says editorially:
“Catawba county has two candi
dates for superior court Judge in
this district, subject to the demo
cratic primary. They are running at
a time when Catawba county has
an excellent chance to supply an
able man to the North Carolina Ju
“But it is a generally recognized
fact that with both Wilson War
lick and Marshall Yount In the
field together, Catawba county runs
a serious risk of losing the Judge
“This does not mean that either
of tlie attorneys is in any way an
illogical candidate. It does mean
that political expediency would best
be served by united support from
Catawba county to one candidate,
who might easily be either of these
two splendid men.
“The rerson for this is not so
much the effect the rival candidacy
will have upon Catawba county's
vote, but the undesirable effect It
will have upon the vote In other
counties. Lincoln has A. L. Qutckei,
a popular and well known attorney,
in the race, while Shelby’s contri
bution is none other then B. T.
Palls. The Daily Record Is confi
dent that with solid primary sup
port to one of her candidates, Ca
tawba could see him defeat either
Mr. Quickel or Mr. Palls handily.
But with this county's sifpport di
vided in the primary, the other
counties will have a tendency to
more or less subconsciously figure
this way: '
"If they caqft get together on one
man in Catawba we'd better vote
for somebody else.
"Then, too, there Is this consider
ation. With the county bar divided
in their pledges of allegiance, on
highly effective campaigning for a
Catawba man can be done by local
lawyers in other counties. After the
primary the support of his defeat
ed rival would not be of anything
like as great benefit to the nom
inated candidate in the election it
41 Homicides In
State Last Month
Raleigh. — Forty-one homicides
and 24 suicides occurred in North
Carolina last month, according to
the January report of the bureau of
vital statistics of the state board of
health. None of the 53 killed in au
tomobile accidents, long the state’s
leading cause of violent death, were
Included in the 41 homicides. Six
of the 53 automobile fatalities met
death when trains hit automobiles
at grade crossings.
A total of 40 were burned to
death in the stats in January, the
report continues. Twelve were kill
ed in railroad accidents.
Accidental gunshot wounds, the
majority a bi-product of the hunt
ing season, caused the death of 22.
Two others died from gunshot
wounds of a doubtful nature: they
may have been accidents, homicides
or suicides. Five people drowned.
Talking About A New
High School In City
Shelby Ahead In Many Things Does
Not Measure Up in Schools,
The drive for a new high school
building In Shelby has drawn the
following comment from North
Raleigh News and Observer—
"Shelby la moving for a modern
high school building. Hon. Clyde
Hoey making the prin \oal spee ch rt
a big mass meeting. Ahead of many
things, Shelby has not kept pace
with neighbor towns In this respect.
R. R. Clark in Greensboro News
—“It is estimated that Shelby
smokers spend $78,000 annually for
cigarettes. The estimate is made by
the promoters of a proposed ex
penditure of $300,000 for a school
building, who are saying that a
town spending more than three
fourths of $100,000 annually on
smokes shouldn't balk at a $300,
000 school building, considering
what a school building is and what
smokers are not. But smokers think
they must smoke and many of them
don't feel the same urge to put up
for a school building that calls for
smokes. Assuming that the Sltelby
folks are same as the average run.”
Now, Honest Woman.
Salisbury.—'That ancient, time
worm, moth-eaten, (Simmons, the
the thesaurus) “lead" to a newspa
per story, in re one Diogenes and
his Illuminated hunt for an honest
man, had a new angle here. Th"
honest one was a woman, of cola-,
at that. She drove into a local fill
ing station, ordered gas, passed over
a large bill, received change, de
parted. Minutes later she was back.
Six or eight blocks away, she sail,
she’d found $5 too much money in
her change. She had brought it
Malt Succeeds Corn.
Greenville —The corn that warm1'
in the winters cold is tar too tori»
*n spring, tra-la.
The men turn thougnts to a hon •*
brew cold, to beer and that sort of
So when officers here bring that
sort into fold (ten gallons) then
When Complete Stocks of Small Needs Are
^Assembled for Your Convenient Selection
Dainty Gift Novelties
For Wee Babies
A cunning celluloid Bank to
hold Baby’s pennies.
A soft Brush and tiny Comb
for Baby’s hair.
(Not Shown) A practical Bib,
one side rubber, one side terry.
(Not Shown) Carriage Clips,
with dainty decorations.
Babies love Rattles ... we
have many clever styles 1
Handy Pin-on Garters with
dainty ribbon ornament
Teething Ring, on ribbon, to
help wee teeth come thru.
(Not Shown) Enameled Hang
ers to keep his clothes wrinkle
For the Spring Sewing Program
Brass Pins •• • .w.•«.
Penimaid Hooks K Eyes..
Penimaid Hook ft Eye Tape .........
Penis nap Fasteners, black and white...,
Penimaid Fasteners, black and white..
Penimaid Needles ..
Steel Crochet Hooks ...............
Thimbles, assorted .................
Tape Measures ...
Solid Steel Shears, assorted.
Elastic, assorted widths..
.4c, 6c and
■ « • • _ _ W
Small Needs for
Grouped at this low price—tape measures, scissors, thim
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the yard, Penimaid buttons, Penimaid twill tape, embroidery
hoops, Penimaid snap fasteners, needles and needle books,
Penimaid brass pins and safety pins, Penimaid bias tape and
Penimaid rick-rack braid.
Sanitary Aprons .. - .23c and 49c
Girdle Hose Supporters . . .23c to 89c
Sanitary Bella, various styles . , „ . 19c to 49c
Peat-Co-Nap Sanitary Napkins .8 for 19c
You will find—elastic by the yard, Pen guard safety pirn,
Penco brass pins, Penimaid needles, Penisnap snap fasteners,
Penimaid hooks and eyes, cotton tape, Dutch linen tape,
Penimaid buttons, bone crochet hooks, thimbles, tape meas
ures and stocking darners.
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Electric Curling Irons .. . ... 49c qpd 89c
Water Waving Combs, each.... . .4c and 8c
Bobbed Hair Pins .... .„ . .4c and 8c
Hair Pins ....•.«< •«»... .4c and 8c
Dressing Combs . 8c to 49c
Hair Brushes .... . . . ,23c to 98c
Palmolive or Packer’s Shampoo.....39c
Mermen Skin Balm 39c
Williams* Aqua Velva 39c
Ed Pinaud’s Toilet
Water . 98c
Bay Bum, 3-ox. 8c
Witch Hazel, 3-or. .. 8c
Williams* Mug Soap 4c
Colgate’s Mug Soap 4c
"Aywon” Bay Rum,
"Aywon” Witch Hazel,
Your Dull Blades
This efficient, well - mad*
Wo r edge Stropper will re
sharpen Gillette or Moredgi
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Tooth paste, tooth brush and
snouth wash, all for
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5 for 25c
DoaM. rfr. Mate ehat w,H S, ,„r dortte-tdj, razor.
Very keen, smooth shaving blades at a very low price. 10
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Scientifically made of jmre,
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tuba 25c '
After Shaving I
Lotion .,.,25c I
For the Man
Shaving Soap, 4c
ing Cream, 33 2
ing Cream, 29c
in* Cream. 29c
Shoe Polish . ....... . 8c to 39c
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Penco Stic-On Soles, wrioui net, pair..... 49c
Shoe Trees, pair --. 8c
Peoimaid Hose Savers, pair . .. 12c
At Lower Price*
Pore Olive Oil Soap 8c
Life Buoy Soap . 8c
Sayman’e Vegetable -
Wonder Soap .12c
Pukar'i Tar Soap ... 19c
Soap . 19c
Cudcura Soap .19c
Fine quality bristles vulcan
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Par* Olive Oil Soap 8c
Life Buoy Soap . 8c
Wonder So* p .12c
Packer's Ter Soap .... 19c
Curicura Saaa .. *•»
Dress Sh el Is
Buy several pair now to keep
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Novelty Belts of cowhide, va
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Wide Novelty Belts, cowhide
lined and stitched, each 98#
"Jim’s Special” Suspenders,
Police back, pair.49c
Cross Back Dress Suspenders,
38 inch, pair.49c
Majestic Dress Suspenders,
cross back, 38 inch, pair 89#
Majestic Single Grip Garters,
Paris style, silk elastic,
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Paris style, satin pad, gill
brass fittings, pair ... 49c
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