The Cleveland Star
SHELBY. N. C.
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THE STAR PUBLISHING COMPANY. INC.
LEE B WEATHERS... President and Editor
8. ERNEST HOEY .. Secretary and Foreman
RENN DRUM ..... News Editor
L. E. DAIL ........___. Advertising Manager
Entered as second class matter January 1, 1005. at the post.otiice
•t Shelby. North Carolina, under the Act of Congress. March 3. 1879
We wish to call your attention to the fact that It Is and has Deen
our custom to charge five cents per line for resolutions of respect,,
cards of thanks and obituary notices, arter one death notice has
been published. This will be strictly adhered to.
MONDAY, JAN. 19. 19.‘U
Eleven years ago Friday whiskey was officially banish
ed from America. Officially, We said.
The Nye senatorial committee which has been investi
gating campaign funds is now without funds itself. Wonder
who will contribute?
A California scientist says Einstein is another Moses.
Well, one thing about it: If the Israelites didn’t know any
more about what Moses was doing than the average man
knows about Einstein’s theories, we think them foolhardy for
following him into the wilderness.
A prominent writer is suing for a divorce because his
wife frequently declared before guests that she was "the
brains of the family." Many husbands will await the out
come of that suit; their wives may not say it in so many
words but right often they manage to leave the impression
ONE OF LIFE’S ODDITIES
CONSIDER THE CASE of David Doan, 75-year-old Illinois
farmer, who would never have anything to do with an
automobile: He had never, in all his life, permitted a gaso
line propelled vehicle to travel upon his farm land and he
never took a ride in an automobile. He attempted to have
mail planes routed some other way so that they would not
pass over his farm. In brief, he hated motors. Last week
he died and it was fate’s last slap at him when the motor
hearse that carried him to the undertakers was his first
Truth is often stranger than fiction. Mortal mentality
does not seem able to create anything in the imagination to
cope with the oddities that bob up in life’s pattern.
CHEERIO! IT WILL SOON BE SPRING
MAYBE THERE WAS A TRACE or two of snow to be seen
along sheltered hillsides over the week-end. Perhaps the
coal-bin is about empty, and it may have been the toughest
winter in years, but it can’t be so long any more until Spring.
Have you been hot icing the sport pages ?
Will Babe Ruth regain his home run throne from ham
mering Hack Wilson this year? Can old Connie Mack and
his Athletics repeat, or will the Yankees handled by Joe Mc
Carthy step back to the forefront? Can the St. Louis Card
inals come out on top over the Chicago Cubs beaded by
Rogers Hornsby, or head of that ball-bustin’ Brooklyn bunch,
or those New York Giants of John McCraw’s who flash a lit
tle championship form every year ? Will the veteran l)azzy
Vance; Robert Moses Grove, and Young Wes Ferrell show
the way to the other big time binders this summer?
Well, it's time to begin asking those questions. Very
soon now the major league clubs will be heading South for
their Spring training. It just seems like yesterday that we
were trying to get our Christmas shopping done in time, and
now the first month of a new year is pretty well shot. So—
O, well, it can’t be so long now until the amateur poets will
be penning their verses about the bursting buds and Spring
flowers. Cheer up!
LAND BUYING TIME NOW
NOT LONG AGO Clarence Poe, the efficient and able editor
of the Progressive Farmer, declared that now is the time
for young men to purchase farm land. The man of this gen
eration Will never live to see, he declared, land selling as low
as it may be purchased now.
The Poe view might well be applied to city real estate.
Basic values of real estate are permanent and cannot be tak
en away except temporarily by depressions. Men who have
made money out of real estate have made it by purchasing
at low-ebb prices. This seems to be a low-ebb. Any lot in
Shelby is actually worth as much now as at any time in the
past, although not a lot would bring as much if placed on the
market. More people, many more, are living here now than
10 years ago. They may not be as prosperous now as they
have been. Some day, however, they will be. The person who
buys now, particularly real estate has nil the odds in his fa
vor so far as the eventual reaping of profits, and good profits*
Think it over for yourself. Just two or three years ago
men could be heard saying that “I could have purchased that
lot, or those lots, for one-tenth that price.” Ten years from
now you’ll be hearing the same thing. Some will be wish
ing; others will be profiting.
IF NOT RASKOB, WHO?
NEWSPAPER READERS for a week or more have been en
tertained by a controversy between John J. Raskob, that
muchly cussed and discussed chairman of the Democratic Na
tional Committee, and Frank R. Kent, the well known Balti
more political writer.
Raskob, Mr. Kent wrote, “brought the Democratic par
ty out of bankruptcy, but it through the receivership, stood
it on its financial feet and then dapped a first mortgage on
! 7~ ' ..'....
Democratic party,” Kent, continues, “ought not to let any
rich man so completely finance its activities and pay its bills,
jit, isn't self-respecting, it isn’t democratic, arid it isn’t good."
After reading the Kent view, The Asheville Citizen ad
mils that it may not be so good for the party, but The Citi
zen goes in a little deeper and wonders just how the party
would get along without its “sugar daddy,” and if it isn’t
better off in several ways than it was. .Says The Citizen:
“Of course, it isn’t (good for the party.) But the blame
for that rests not upon Chairman Raskob but upon the Dem
ocrats who have permitted this situation to develop. The
money that has been spent in financing Democratic head
quarters at Washington during the past year or two has been
very effectively spent. The Democrats have never gotten as
much helpful publicity as during this period, and it is to be
remembered that this publicity was hard to get. The press
of the country is dominantly Republican but the Democratic
Publicity Bureau in Washington has been so capable as to put
forward the Democratic viewpoint in such a way that it could
not be denied prominence in newspapers the country over. i
“Hut Mr. Kent is right when he says that it is unfortu
nate for the party to be under such heavy financial obliga
tions to Mr. Raskob or to any other one man. The Republican
party, it is true, has been tinder like obligation almost con
tinuously to a relatively small number of wealthy men and
[corporations; but that fact has influenced Republican poli
cies in a way that has been very harmful to the country.
“What to do about such a situation is the question. The
legitimate expenses of political organizations have become
enormously heavy. As regards presidential contests, the rec
ords show that victory goes almost invariably to the party
with the heaviest purse. These funds are never secured
from the rank and file. The bulk of the money comes al
ways from a few rich men. The party in power enjoys a
great advantage in passing the hat; and since the Republi
cans have normally been in power it has been easier for them
to keep the wheels greased.
“Without a fairly substantial amount of money it is
frankly impossible to maintain an effective Democratic na-j
tional organization. The Democrats have been letting Mr,
! Raskob arrange for getting this money. Concedediy, this is
bad; but, if Mr. Raskob does not do it, where is the money to
[come from? That is the heart of the thing. The question
awaits answer and unless and until it is answered fulmina-j
tion against Mr. Raskob is likely to remain futile.”
flat rock news.
the bread line in our little town
Us growing longer tmd longer onner
count of its costs so mutch to get
! licenses for the fords and chevver
■ lays that they don't have annythlng
[ left for food. Joe green drives his
j machine up and parks it behind the
i black smith shop and walks into
town to get his stuff—he Is afraid
[that they would not give him but
j mighty little if he drove up close to
ithe citty hall where the poor te be -
| ing fed.
sammie smith, my wife's cousin
jack's boy, who come over to spend
Christmas .'with- nir. and Mrs. mike
Clark, rid., went home yestiddy. he
ocviddently thought Christmus
comments dec-ember the 24 and end
ed januwnry the 14. he is a harty
boy and his stay with the Clark’s
no doubt cost them a rigid smart,
nearly everyboddy’s else kinfolks
went home in time for the new year,
and while I don't want to say noth
ing personal In the news from, this
town, when my wife's kinfolks come
over to visit they mean u rail visit.
two bad wrecks was hell on main
■>treel last week, jnrs. brown's fine
jersey cow run over a trim-down
moddel “t" as she was fetching her
from the pastor behind the gard
house and broke the dash and the
2 radium rods and stove in the
radiator and the only danminge she
suffered was she strained her milk
and it was only 4 quarts that night
mated of 6 quarts as usual, so site
finished it out with waiter, its she
always sold 7 qts. and dkident want
to miss no customer. the moddel
“t" was pulled in by his mules, the
other wreck was 2 fords with only
5 men and wimmen iturt.
a bad thing took place in the p.
d. q. pool room sadday night about
U p. m. it seems that someboddy
had filled a billard bal full of pow
der and slipped it onto the billard
table and all at once, jim Jones cued
it and it busted and burnt 35 in
stallment collectors and 24 insur
ance agents pretty bad. the mana
ger and the other 2 men and 9 boys
in there dtddent get hurt exeepp
when they rah out the door and
run over 17 more insurance agents
who was just coming in. the guy
that played that so-called smart
trick had better keep it to himself,
as insurance agents and installment
collectors Is purely business men
and don't take no foolishness.
by selling all their corn and fod
der and ruff ness, the farmers of
this community mannaged to keep
the wolf away from the garrage
’.oor, but of course—If they farm,
hey will hafter buy some feed from j
he drowth sections and have It j
-.hipped In. several tcnhentc qfi j
it lasted; the pink dot filling sta
tion gave 3 gallons of gass and 1
pint of oil up til last week. and
then they quit fetching same. mr.
editor, rite or foah when you fail
to get my weakly news-letters from
mike Clark, rfd.
Last year was a wonderful year In
many respects for "My Town." We
had public entertainments galore.
To tell the truth we had something
wonderful In our midst every month,
. . . The human fly came from
parts unknown and disappeared the
following day in the same direction.
He climbed the west side of the court
house. Some firm paid him 3 or 3
hundred dollars for that stunt—and
they called it advertising. (Just
think of the good newspaper pub
licity they could have got for that
... A corn doctor gave a show on
the public square and wemoved sev
eral corns in the presence of wit
nesses. He had an awful crowd. But
the city made 1 dollar out of him.
... A western gu<w blowed info
town, and for the small sum of only
73 dollars, he rooted a goober (with
his noses plumb across the square,
and the firm which paid him the
75 dullars—called it advertising.
... Tree-sitting broke out during
this month, and hundreds of trees
groaned under the weight of the
said setters. Several firms contri
buted to these stunts—and they
called it advertising. (The money
thus wasted would have paid for 500
inches of good newspaper advertis
. . . And then came bicycle endur
ance contests. The boys had ban
ners pinned to the seat of their
britches, for which they got paid—
and they called that advertising.
.. . And suddenly, In blew a blind
folded car driver. He drove. He got
100 dollars and they called it adver
tising. v I
... A man from Mo., pinned a
banner betwixt his legs and walk
ed on his hands from the hotel to
the depot—tor 50 dollars, and they
called that advertising.
Annual Report Of City Library
Issued; 1,741 Books On Hand
j The following Is the report ot the
l Shelby Public Library from January
1 to Decemorr 31, 1930.
Report For January.
Total No. books returned .....150
Total No. magazines returned 25
Total No. books taken out 1,023
No. magazines taken out_23
Dues collected ._ $9.25
Expenses _ . _— _ .35
Total, cash . .. ._ $8.90
Three books for fines
Report for February
No. books returned ............ 773
No. magazines returned .._22
No. books taken out ..... ......828
No. magazines taken out ... ....24
Dues collected___$10 41
Expenses __ ....$1.00
Total, cash _ ...._....$9 41
Three books for fines; eight books
Report For March
No, books returned ... _839
No. magazine returned ..._30
No. books taken out__918
No. magazines taken out_ 23
Dues collected_ _$10.78
Total cash.-.$10 16
Two books for fines.
Report for April.
No. books returned_660
No. magazines returned __ 17
No. books taken out .688
No. magazines taken out ...... 16
Dues collected__ $7.87
Expenses ..... _ $2.50
Total cash__ $5.28
Four books for fines.
Report for May.
No. books returned ......548
No. magazines returned ... .... 23
No.books taken out. 619
No. magazines taken out ...... 23
Dues collected _.....- $9.84
Expense _.... $2.50
Total cash ____... $7.34
Two books for fines.
Report For June.
No, books returned __ .703
No. magazines returned _ 19
No, books taken out__803
| No. magazines taken out ...—.19
i Dues collected ....$6.26
(Expenses __ $2.00
Total cash _...... ..._$4.26
Three books for lines
Seventeen books donated.
Report for Jtily.
| No. books At timed ... ..899
No. magazines returned ..._38
*No. books taken out__ __918
iNo. magazines taken out ... __45
Dues collected_... __$5.32
Total cash__ $3.82
j Nine books for finest
Eighteen books donated
Report for August.
No. books returned_...._891
No. magazines returned ._...45
No. books taken out ....._931
No. magazines taken out__io
Dues collected ...._._ ..$8.37
'Expenses ..... __ 1.60
Total casn_._ _....$6.77
Two books lor fines.
Report for Septem.
No. of books returned ....._622
No. magazine.; returned ..26
No. books taken out ..._..601
No. magazines taken out ....... 3%
Dues collected ..._...._$6.58
Total cash ..... ..... ......$4.38
Report for October
No. books returned ......._..565
No. magazines returned__38
No. books taken out ..... __650
No. magazines taken out .......34
Dues collected__ __-_$6.74
Total cash_ _ $4.74
Report for November
No. books returned __ 065
No. magazines returned ..... ...28
No. books taken out. _...732
No. magazines taken but ... ..-23
Dues collected ..... ..—_$o.57
Expenses -_ ...1.75
Total .. $6.82
Total cash. ..... .$7.82
Book week under the supervision
of the American Home division of
the Woman's club, donated 123
books, $1 00 cash and 47 magazines.
Report for December.
No. books returned_701,
No. magazines returned__22
No. books taken out__._757 j
No. magazines taken out_28
Dues collected ... ..... ..... -.88;)
Expenses __. ... 1.60
Total cash -_291
Three books tor fines j
Collected for dues ... ...-199.37 I
Donated__ ..._*1.C0 |
Total In cash.*100.37
Expenses _ ___ ...... 19.60
Total deposited In bank ..$ 80.77 j
Books bought by library.. --106
Books donated .....- 199 j
men’s' pants. She hung a sign on i
her rear for 25 dollars and walked
backwards about town (or 10 hours,
and they called It advertising.
... An Ohio guy stood on his
head on the plaza cannon 5 hours
for 20 dollars. He wore the sign In
the proper place—and they called
... A Texas ranger ranged over
town 6 hours on a grindstone—with
the banner for 45 dollars, and they
called that advertising too.
... A woman drove a car 100
hours fmebbt1* while her husband
slept jo n c~ffn 1°'' ho;»rs possib1'
—and they called that advertising.,
Books for fkies__ ..._38
Total books added .___ 343
Books failed to be returned_18
Books thrown out ...2
We have to date 1,741 books in the
STELLA MURCHISON, Librarian.]
f inancial report of Shelby Public j
Library For 1930.
Bal. on hand Jan. 1 1930 ...$100.44
City donations ____ 370.00
Donations from Womans club 30 00
Reed, from Book Shelf _100.46
Librarian ..... .... .........180.00
Books . ..$142.65
Bal. on hand __ 58.25
Mrs. Hugh L. Mauney, Treas.
As we understand the figures
quoted by Hoover in his latest mes
' age to congress, the country is to
day enjoying the old 1928 prosperity
with 15 or 20 per cent off for crash.
A Detroiter who is still up to the
ears in the stock market says he
may have to get in touch soon with
certain heathen to whom his wife
shipped a barrel of old trousers, etc.
in 1928.—Detroit New'S.
Having this day qualified as executors
of the estate of D B. F. Suttle. deceased,
of Cleveland county. North Carolina, this
Is to notify all persons having claims
against the said estate, to present same
to us properly verified on or before the
Till day of January, i932. or tills notice
will be pleaded In bar of any recovery
thereof All persons owing the said es
t»te will please make immediate settle
ment to the undersigned. This January
B. B. and O; M SUTTEE. Executors
of Estate of D. B. F. Suttle, deceas
ed. Ci Jan 12c
NOTICE OF SALE OF PERSONAL
North Carolina. Cleveland Count-.
Pursuant to an order made by M. R
Weathers, recorder of Cleveland county in
the case State vs. Lawrence Grayson, the!
said Lawrence Grayson having been con
vtcted of transporting intoxicating liquors |
by means of one Whlpet Sedan car. The
undersigned will offer for public sale at ,
the court house door in Shelby. N. C. on)
the 14th day of Feb-uary. 1931. at 12 j
o clock or within legal hours, the follow
Mng described property: One Whlpet Se
dan motor No. 286233.
! Terms of sale: Cash.
| This the 15th day of January, 1931.
I. M. ALLEN, Sheriff of Cleveland
County. 2t Jan liic
Statement of Condition
SHELBY nil LDIN G AND LOAN
Of Shelby, N. t., A* of December 31, 19S0.
The Association Owns:
Cash on hand and in bank- $ 392.70
Mortgage Loans ..1,413.063.78
Money loaned to sharehold
ers for the purpose of en
abling them to own their
homes. Each loan secured by
first mortgae on local im
proved real estate
Advances made to our share
holders against their stock.
No loan exoeeds 90 percent
of amount actually paid in.
j Accounts receivable __
Temporary advances for in
surance, taxes, etc.
Office furniture and fixtures
Real estftte owned
Other asset3 _ .. _
TOTAL „ jl.492,037.1C
The Association Owes:
Funds entrusted to our care
care in the form of payments
on stock as follows:
Installment stock 498.098 00
Matured stock * _ 6.000.00
Prepaid atock _ 495,346.00
Full paid stock .360,200.00 1,259,344 00
Bills payable _.... ... 27,500.00
Money borrowed for use in
making loans to members or
retiring matured stock. Each
note approved by at least
two-thirds of entire board of
directors a.-., required by law.
Undivided profits ,... 198 363 98
I Earnings held In trust for
i distribution to share-hold
ers at maturity of stock.
Other liabilities 7,430.17
TOTAL _. . . 91 493,937.U
State of North Carolina.
County of Cleveland, ss.
J. F. Roberts. Secretary-Treasurer of the
above named association personally ap
peared befort me this day, and being dub
sworn, says that the foregoing report is
lYY* t0 ; of his knowledge and be
J T. ROBERTS.
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this
17th day of January. 1931.
R. E. HOEY Notary Public.
— BILLIARDS — I
Visit the Shelby Cigar and
Billiard Parlor and
For Clean Sports and
Corner South LaFayette
and Eart Graham Sts.
Rl. C. PUTNAM
J. E. ELLIOTT
Don’t let a cough wear you out.
Relieve it at once with Respinol. »
It soothes the raw spot, brings
up the mucus, stops the cough!
50c at all drug stores.
The public can uphold high stand
ards of banking through the medium
of their patronage, because the ex
istence of a bank is dependent upon
It is through the co-operation of
patrons, individually, that a bank
can serve its community to its fullest
intent and capacity.
We invite your patronage on the
basis of our ability and willingness
SHELBY, N. C.
it Takes Both To
Reckless, indiscriminate spending:
cannot result in prosperity.
Wise and timely spending is the
only substantial course that leads to
personal and national prosperity-—
which, in turn, would be impossible
without systematic saving.
Put aside a part of your income
regularly. Save a dime or save a dol
lar .... but SAVE.
SHELBY, N. C.