The Cleveland Star
SHELBY, N. C.
MONDAY - WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
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THE STAR inJBLISHING COMPANY. INC.
LEE B WEATHERS ... President and Editor j
8. ERNES'! HOEY....Secretary and Foreman
RENN DRUM .. News Editor
L. E DA1L ... Advertising Manager
Entered as second class matter January 1. 190.'->, at the postoitice
at Shelby, North Carolina, under the Act ot Congress, March 3, IH79
We wish to call your attention to the fact that It is and has ooen
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 adhered to.
FRIDAY, JAN. 16, 1931
There’s a lot to that observation of a pioneer in the
radio business who says that the modern radio has become!
a talking version of the bill-hoard nuisance.
A1 Smith is claiming that the Republican party is due
him an apology. Remembering all that prosperity talk they
gave us in the 1928 campaign, Al, why not have them make
their apologies general when, and if, they start apologizing?
A news item in Wednesday’s Star told of an upper Cleve
land man who recently received a money order of $100 from
a man to whom he had loaned that sum 35 years ago. Figur
ing it at the rate of six percent it seems as if the Cleveland
man should have been entitled to something like $310 in
stead of $100. Rut, times being what they are, the majority
of us would feel ns does the man who received it—elated (o
get the $100.
This may be shop talk, hut it should be of direct interest
to you if you are in business of any kind. Only two busi
ness firms have been in continuous operation in Shelby for
35 years or more, arid few issues of The Star, very few, have
been published in that time in which those two firms did not
have an advertisement. As a result the firm names of “T.
W. Hamrick” and “EbeltofCs” are known in every Cleveland
THE TWO NEW DIRECTORS
THERE IS AN OLI) ADAGE about a chain being as strong
as its weakest link. That expression of philosophy nnci
observation is more than ever applicable to the present day
business world somewhat confused while passing through
the throes of a business depression. *It was only recently
that we noted an advertisement of Shelby’s First National
Bank, an institution unequalled in Piedmont or Western
Carolina, in which it was stated that “it is the men behind
the name that counts.” That is another way of expressing
the adage quoted above. During the last year death claim
ed two members of the board of directors of the bank—A. C.
Miller and Judge J. L. Webb. The remaining directors at
their annual meeting recently faced the problem of naming
two men to fill the shoes of those two men who played an
important role in the development of Shelby, Cleveland coun
ty, and this section. In naming Chas. L. Eskridge and R. T.
LeGrand to fill the vacancies the high standards of a direc
torate in which the people of this section have full confi
dence and implicit trust were maintained. Truly, it is the
men behind the name that counts, and so long as the First
National board of directors is made up of men such as have
composed the board since the beginning and compose it now,
the institution will retain its high standard in the financial
world and with the people at large. The machine-like meth
ods of modern business, speeded up to the tempo of the tim
es, tends to eliminate individuality, but character remains
in business and will remain in successful business, and the
character of a business is no more or no loss than the char
acter of the men behind it.
TAKING TO COTTON HOPE
UNTIL RECENTLY the movement on the part of clubwom
en to make the usage of cotton goods more popular was
never taken very seriously by The Star. Perhaps it was ig
norance, and perchance lack of acquaintanceship with that
determination women have when they go at anything with
the idea of succeeding. Anyway, apologies are in order as we
express the belief that it may not be many years before cot
ton hose and cotton dresses are the rage. That should be a
pleasant prospect to cotton farmers, and, although many of
them may not be elated thereby, the movement is gaining in
strength and favor.
The Gastonia Gazette quotes one of that city’s loveliest
and most admired society matrons as saying: “I’ve signed
up for cotton hose. I’m wearing a pair now, and they’re
perfectly lovely, and feel every bit as pleasing and luxurious
To her statement The Gazette added the following, which
should be of interest to Shelby clubwomen and merchants
who will meet here Monday to plan a back-to-cott on-goods
“And they were lovely. Sheer and soft as the finest silk,
fashioned to fit perfectly and with open-work clocks supply
ing a smart finishing touch.
“The hose in question were purchased out of the city,
since the shops here have not as yet stocked the better grad
es of cotton hose. The price was $1.85, which isn’t extrava
gant at all when one considers the wearing qualities of cotton
and the priceless fact that cotton hose do not spring those
tantalizing little runs that mean the death of a pair of silk
“The average woman pays $1.95 for her silk hose, and
hose at this price are by no means the best grade of silk. Of
course, many women wear silk hose ranging in price from
the special dollar values on to the $2 quality, but very few
cvor pay over .$2 for them.
“Surely women will be most happy to be able to find;
sheer, flattering hose in all the wanted shades at around $2i
a pair, with the added satisfaction of knowing that they will
outlast ; '\eral pairs of silk ones while looking just as love
CHAMPIONS AND DEPRESSIONS
ALWAYS ANGLING FOR A NEW feature of topic under
discussion, The New York World wonders if a he-man,
up-and-at-em champion prize-fighter wouldn’t do this coun
try a world of good just now. The editorial points out that
there has been a business depression every time the cham
pionship throne in the boxing world became vacant or was
not ably filled.
“What happened,” queries The World, “when John L.
Sullivan went to his doom at New Orleans? We had the
hard times of 1892 and 1893; Coxey's Army was at the gates
before we knew what was going on. What happened when
James J. Jeffries abdicated the throne in 1906? In a few
months wo had the panic of 1907. What happened when
Gene Tunney did the same in 1928? In less than a year we
had Black Thursday of 1929. Clearly this shows cause and
effect. It is quite obvious that we have never had real pros
perity without a real chanipf&n.”
Depressions, says The Rock Hill Herald, discussing the
topic in a less fantastic manner, never last forever, and then
the paper lists the following history of depression;
There was a business depression in 1819.
There,was a business depression in 1837.
There was a business depression in 1818.
There was a business depression in 1857.
There was a business depression in 1869.
There was a business depression in 1873.
There was a business depression in 1884. j
There was a business depression in 1887.
There was a business depression in 1893.
There was a business depression in 1903.
There was a business depression in 1907.
There was a business depression in 1914.
There was a business depression in 1921-2.
All of them came to an end and this one will. What is
needed now is real sane optimism.
There is danger not of a long-retarded recovery, but of
overstraining or misapplication of methods to hasten recov
ery artificially. In view of* some proposals in the new Con
gress to spend vast sums of public money and to stretch the
nation’s credit for doubtful forms of economic charity, this
warning is timely. The situation requires the aid of the
Government in every legitimate way it can be given. But
any wide resort to “an insatiable craving to soothe economic
ills by legislation palliatives and encroachment of the gov
ernment, on the domain of private enterprise” should be
Ill-considered plans for relief will result only in the
squandering of much money with little good effect and to
undesirable tinkering by the government in the affairs of
private business. Methods of this kind would increase, rath
er than relieve, uncertainty.
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EVERY MOTHER, FATHER, DAUGH
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flaming drama of scarlet youth, and a red blooded ro
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on the sea of modern jazz.
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SINGING - DANCING U
This picture will be shown two days only, Jan. 19-20th.
No advance in admission prices. No children under 14
Is Dr. Wall’s Theme
“Unshakable Things,5’ will be the
subject of Rev. Dr. Zeno Wall, in
the service at the First Baptist
church, next Sunday morning at
The day's program will open
promptly at, 9:30 o’clock, when the
Bible school begins. A visitation is
being conducted this week by one
hundred "Friendly Visitors,’’ and the
leaders say that nine hundred Is the
goal next Sunday.
In the evening at 6:30 o'clock, the
fifteen B. Y. P. U's will meet. Every
member of the church Is Invited.
The attendance last Sunday was
three hundred and thirty-three.
The four hundred mark is rapidly
At 7:30 o'clock Dr. Wall's subject
wifi be “A Great Opportunity.”
These evening services have been
increasing in Interest and attend
ance for several weeks.
Mr. Easom announces a splendid
mu ical program. "There Is An Hour
of Hallowed Peace,” and the “Trio,”
from “Attila," will be heard Sun
day morning. In the evening the
ladies Chorus will sing and the an
them, "Christian, the Morn Breaks
Sweetly O'er Thee,” will be render
ed. The male chorus will have a
special number ready for the night
service. The public is invited to all
services of the church.
Cards Of Thanks.
We wish to express our sincere j
appreciation of the many kindnesses
shown us and the sympathy extend-!
ed us during the recent illness and
death of our beloved husband and
Mrs. Walter Cline and Children.
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SUTTLE’S DRUG STORE.
FLOUR-24-lb. Plain or Self-Rising .. 69c
FANCY BOILED HAM - Per lb. 40c
WEINERS SAUSAGE - Pound.19c
SLICED DRIED BEEF — Pound.43c
PICKLED PIG FEET - lb..121c
DIXIE MINCED MEAT - lb.21c
DAISY LUNCH HAM - lb. . ... 32c
8-10 NICE FAT BACK - lb..9c |
I “Carolina Stores For Carolina People” I
— WE SAVE YOU MONEY —
CHEESE — Full Cream — lb...
OCTAGON SOAP - 3 Cakes ....
GRITS — 3 Packages. .
Quaker Milk Macaroni - 2 pkgs.
THE RE-OPENING OF
MONDAY, JANUARY 19
Beginning Monday, January 19, We
Will Be Open For Business Every Day
In The Week To Buy Live Poultry.
THE FOLLOWING CASH PRICES
WILL BE PAID, JANUARY 19TH TO
HEAVY HENS. 16c
LEGHORN HENS .12c
SOFT-MEATED CHICKENS 16c
Old Roosters.. 8c
DUCKS and GEESE .. 10c
OLD TOMS . . .. 18c
SAM UDELL, Manager
PHONE 149 — SEABOARD DEPOT
SHELBY, N. C.
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