The Cleveland Star
SHELBY, N. C.
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* THE STAR PUBLISHING COMPANY. INC.
LEE B WEATHERS ..._....._ President and Editor
B ERNES! UOEY -..._... Secretary and Foreman
RENN DRUM __...................__ News Editor
L. E DAIL .....-----Advertising Manager
Entered as second class matter January 1. 1905 at the postolhco
*t Shelby. North Carolina, under the Act of Congress, March 3, 1879
We wish to call your attention to the Inct that It is and tins oeen
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, Tills will be strictly adhered to.
WEDNESD’Y, JAN. LI, 1931
Prosperity may bo just around (ho corner, but Governor
Max’s idea seems to be to cut a few coi ners.
. A ,™al pe88imist ”np who believes the business depres
sion will continue until fitting; stations begin to decrease in
stead of increase.
What h nation this would bo if all our statesmen and
polity,ana were all that they are raid to be when someone ,,
introducing them to an audience.
No wonder Senator Norris does not desire to head a new
third party. He is about the whole works in America’s third
political party now.
Some of the football reformers would do away with pro*
essional coaches. Here's our suggestion to get rid of them:
cut the salaries of the coaches down to what the presidents
of the universities and colleges are getting.
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The merchant who thinks an ad in the paper once or
twice each year should serve the purpose is not keeping up
vith the pace of things. In America five prospective cus
tomers are born every minute, and that means an equal num
ber is reaching the purchasing age at the same time.
I*™? COmmUnity dub in the county is doing what
the Polkville ladies are doing, the poor of Cleveland countv
will not have such a trying winter after all. And from what
ihe Mar hears the clubwomen in all sections of the county
are doing their bit to aid the welfare workers and schools in
handling the charity situation.
HE IS TALKING STRAIGHT
WHEN GOVERNOR GARDNER came out with his m .. sage
to the General Assembly urging a 10 percent cut in sal
aries of all public official:* it was naturally expected that in
certain sections there would be a fight against his proposal.
Thousands of public workers in the State stand the chance of
being materially effected by the Gydner proposal. Who ex
pected that all of those thousands would refuse to say
something in defense of their own t>ank accounts?
But how, if salaries are not cut and other economy prac
tised, can taxes be reduced?
lor more than a year Eastern Carolina and other sec
tions have been clamoring for tax relief. Governor Gardner
has heard the appeal and he knows that to a certain extent
it is justified. His proposal was the answer. What other
answer could there be?
It takes, the Governor says, 100 million dollars annually
in taxes to operate the State, county and city governments.
Where any tax relief until that operating expense is out'
down? It is impossible, you know, to eat your cake and still
have it. Salaries must be cut or the number of employes eut
down. Governor Gardner suggests the former method.
Commenting upon his idea. The Spartanburg Herafd,
published in the neighboring State of South Carolina, com
mends it. “The way," says The Herald, "to eut public ex
penses is—to cut them. That is about the innermost kernel
of Gov. Gardner's plain, firm declaration to the people of his
The Star takes about the same view ns a whole regarding;
the other Gardner recommendations. Some of them will meet!
with disapproval, but all are ultimately aimed at doing the I
most good for the most people.
THE LADIES CAN DO IT
MONDAY AFTERNOON of this week the clubwomen of this
section will meet in Shelby to see what they might ho
to help place King Cotton back on his shaky throne.
Just how strenuously the ladies will go at their announc
ed task The Star does not know, hut we do say that they can
do more, with proper co-operation on the part of merchants
and others, to restore cotton prestige than any other class.
A mere meeting, however, or a series of meetings will not
turjl the trick. If the ladies mean business, and desire to
succeed, they must themselves wear cotton dresses, cotton
hosiery and other cotton garments. j
The passing of a resolution urging women to wear and
use more materials made from cotton instead of from sub
stitutes will not be worth the paper it is written on if those
who pass the resolution go right on wearing sheer silk hose
and other silk clothing. *
Those are facts not to be denied. They are set down «is
such and not with the intention of dampening the ardor of
the movement. Frankly, The Star is whole-heartedly behind!
the idea. But it is just like Governor Gardner's economy
program; it is impossible to reduce taxes unless expenses are
Mrs. Anderson, the Gastonia woman who is fostering the
back-to-cotton movement; Mrs. Harbison, head of the Shelby
clubwomen, ami their associates are offered what support
The Star can give. We are for them and for their idea, All
( lowland county should be in that the county grows more
cotton than any county in the State and is seeing that cotton
sell without profit to the growers. The ladies have a task
ahead of them, but if they buckle down with determination
they can succeed eventually.
A CONSCIENCE COMES CLEAN
SOME WEEKS AGO, just after an automobile ran into and
snuffed out the life of Carme Dixon, Fallston farmer,
this paper had several harsh things to say about hit-and-run
drivers. Our general attitude concerning hit-and-run drivers
is unchanged. We can see no plausible exeu-3 for a motor
ist to keep travelling after his automobile hits a man. This !
week, however, the driver of the car which fatally injured
the Fallston man returned here and confessed. There were,
it seems, certain circumstances which sent the driver on
rather than the knowledge, which he says he did not have,
that his car had injured anyone.
The Star has no intent of trying the manslaughter
charge against ihe confessed driver before the courts dis
pose of the case. It is only fair to him, we believe, to refer
to the circumstances as he related them in view of the fact j
that we urged at that time that the driver be apprehended |
and punished. I
After learning, a day later he says, that Ills car had
fatally injured a man, Lyles caught a train for Florida. It
might have been months and perhaps years before he Would
have been apprehended, and there is a possibility that he
never would have been captured, had he not voluntarily re
turned to this county and surrendered. Troubled by his con
science, he told the judge, he could not eat or sleep. After a
week or more of remorse he walked and hitch-hiked his way
back to surrender. Court spectators and court officials say
they have never heard a more straightforward story than
his full confession. He knew, he said, that his car had struck (
another car parked along the highway, but he contended
that he did not know he had injured anyone when he drove
on. The knowledge that ho had a quantity of whiskey in his
car was what caused him to drive on and not the fact that he
had hit a man.
He made no effort to excuse himself for transporting
whiskey or for driving on even though he knew that he had
humped into an automobile. Certainly ho will be punished
on the whiskey charge. How the manslaughter charges
against him will eventually work out we do not know. That
is for the courts to say. But that lashing of the conscience
which troubled him for weeks and finally drove him back
to surrender slibuld offer a lesson to all motorists. There is
always the possibility that a motorist will accidentally and
unintentionally run down some pedestrian. Such accidents
have happened without any blame being attached to the
driver. But the case of young Lyles should present ample
proof that in such cases it always pays to stop and offer what
aid possible to the stricken man, woman, or child. The driv
er who goes on knowing that his car has injured or killed
anyone is not deserving of much consideration.
A study o f business
cycles is testimony to
the fact that this is the
time to sow the seeds
of prosperity and fu
ture growth. Many
of prosperity and fu
the yesteryear and
sigh with regret when
we recall that we were
unprepared t o grasp
some one of the invest
m ent opportunities
that came our way.
1931 offers an oppor
tunity to start afresh,
to lay a sound, healthy
foundation and build,
step by step, our own
contribution to nation
al prosperity and es
tablish a rational
plane of living.
Start saving today.
You’ll feel better to
SHELBY, N. C.
Love Laughs at Prison Bars
Cupid has once more demon- -
strated that nothing can hold
him back—not even iron bars.
When Robert J. Mirhaels(above)
of Pasadena, Calif., was recently
convicted of forgery and sen
tenced to from on to ten years
in Kansas penitentiary, he and hi*
girl friend, Frankie Burleigh, of
Kansas City, decided that it was
time to marry. With a local at
torney and an tinder-sheriff as
witnesses, the knot was tied.
Then the groom went hack to
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