.Alike Clark. RFD, Speaks Ills Mind.
Very few folks (except our na
tives! know that "mike Clark, rfd,”
the pet character of “Nobody’s Busi
ness,” is a real, live, active, intelli
gent, human man. Well, he is, and
furthermore, he is the coroner of
our county, and as he would say—
‘ and a danged good one, too."
■mike Clark, rfd” is about GO years
oi age. Apart from his official duties
he is a beef peddler, and fruit sell
er. and the best pig sticker in the
south. But a pessimist bug has hit
tur good friend. He sees shadows in
tire future. He, being a public serv
ant, predicts no hard times for him
self and others employed and paid
by the state, county or United
A few days ago, "mike” came into
my office to show me a letter that
some fan had written him. We talk
ed about many things, but finally
I decided to sound him out on
"looking ahead,” and the following
Statement was made by "mike,” and
I have tried not to add a word or
detract a syllable from his state
“nir. megee, awful times is in
front us. oiiless something happens,
the peeple is going to starve to
death onner count of cotton, ever
boddy is leaving the mills and pub
dick works and is making bee-lines
for the farms, and they don’t know
nothing but cotton, cotton, cotton,
and if you believe me, it won't fetch
over 4 cents this coming ocktober.
and mebbe not that mutch.”
"Of course, haff of the land lords
and three-thirds of the tenants
ain't got no monney to buy ferti
lize with, but if the seasons Is right
they can make a big crap without
same, folks is done gone crazy about
4 things, as followers: good roads,
otter mobeels, pitcher shows and
schools, the polly tishions seem to
think that they ought to spend all
the monney that they can get and
get all they can regardless.
"things is got to change, if there
1- plenty otter mobeels in hell, most
of the folks down there will be
happy, they is goiiner ride if they
starve to death at, the stering wheel,
and more tax monney is wasted do
ing useless things than is necsser
sary to run the government, if the
farmers don't go to raising things to
eat and fed a hog and a cow or two,
and possibly some chickens. they
are all headed for starvation, peo
ple is getting tired heppilig one
another now. yes sir: onless there's
a change putty soon, look out littlc
uns. our govveromeht thinks tax
monney grows on trees and it’t done
got too dang fancy to stand the load,
gimme a chaw-terbacker. I got to
go. good bye." I
i flat rock news.
. befoar givving my readers the
general news from here, i wish to
make some corrections which creep
j ed into my collum last week, no
harm was ment by the way i sent
in the stuff, but i nearly had 3
fights about same and am glad to
| explain them to the publick at
. . . jennie veeve brown's name was
left out of the members of the third
grade at school, so plese take notis
that she orter have benn in the list,
mr. brown's litter of pigs was 9 in
sted of 7, so he has 2 more pigs to
sell than was expeckted by me.
preeching Was hell at 11:30 insted
of 12:30, and the collection was c22
and not c21 as my pen made me say
. . . jim green who dide was the
fifth son of his ma and pa insted
of the ninth son as i stated i the
ninth son's name is sammy, and he
is all right so far. rev. smith led in
prayer at the gray funneral and not
rev. redd, so plese take notis of that
correction, the pole bearers should
of Included jim boots: he was left,
out miner count of i diddent see
him when he hope to set the coffin
. . . it was mrs. peterkin who trad-!
ed in her old car for a new one, '
and not mr. peterkin. I thought it;
was him, but as he has some Jurg- j
ments aginst him at the court house,
he can’t own no ford in his name
as they might take tt away from her,
so, creditors—it is her’n, and you
might as well let It alone, the way to
spell allie may black’s name Is allye
mae, so kindly note that; as hei
feelings is hurt!
. . . at the wedding of sallie snecd
and j. b. snood (no kin to her
thought, the culler skeen was pink
roses and jappy nes lanterns to
match, and not red ones as 1 care
lessly sed, so kindly be advised of
the change, mr. skeedaddlc has 6
pups ms ted of 5. and it was mrs,
sikes who sold 22 hens to the chick
en car and not mrs. bikes as t said
so, so kindly observe that mrs slkes
has sold all of her poultry.
. . . there is a right smart of news
around here, but i am afraid to say
mutch about it as i might send it in
wrong, but mrs. mike Clark, rfd.
dtnnered wtih her husband, mr.
mike Clark, rid, spent moshrduu
mike Clark, rfd., last Sunday, mr.
mike Clark, rfd., spent monday at
the coart house on blzness and got
home o. k. that night, jim Clark
has a nice chance of turnip saliet
in his back yard. mr. jerry Clark
has a new dull, miss annie Clark
seems to have the sore throat, (mr.
editor, that is all for this time, you
won’t run no risk in printing this
news, as i checked up on same be -
foar jotting it down, rite Or foam
what you think of the farm bored
mike Clark, rfd,.
corry spondent. ,
Miss Grace Birge, New York
Social Registerite, who was se
lected by Bsubara Gould, famous
beauty expert, as having the clear,
healthy skin which. Miss Gould
states, is possessed by the women
of no other nation. French women,
she explains, pay more attention to
clothes than to their faces.
Mrs. Green Dies In
Funeral Services For Sirs. I'Ilia
Green, Arc 83 At Ilethrt Church.
i Special to The Star.)
Lawndale, R-l. Feb. 12.—Mis.
Eliza Green died Monday ut t>:45.
following illness for the past thiee
months. She has always been ni
good health until about three
months ago she fell and broke her
leg which kept her bed-fast until
Mrs. Green was 83 years of age
and joined Mt. Moriah church wnen
a young girl and sometime about in
1890 she moved with her husband to
Ellenboro and Joined Bethel Baptist
church and was a member tint 11 her
death. Her husband preceded her to
the grave about 30 years ago. After
her husband's death she moved back
to her old home place, near Moriah
church and lived by herself,
Funeral services were held at
Bethel church of Ellenboro Tuesday
afternoon at 1 o'clock with Rev. ti.
E. Ridge In chargp.
Mr. and Mrs J. A. Davberry and
children and Mrs, .Emmett Weaver,
of Shelby, visited Mr, and Mrs. C
W. Self Sunday.
The two small children of Mr. urd
Mrs. John Whisnant have been very
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Birth have
been visiting Mrs. Sula Whlsnanr
Misses Melonia and Viola Gmnfc’e
spent the week-end with Win ie
Misses Marie Hunt and Jeaue
Pearl Whisnant of Boone spent the
week-end with their parents.
Mrs. A L. Devenny and son. Har
leni spent Saturday vith her moth
er. Mrs. A. A. Whisnant.
Mr. Q. J. Devenny visited Mi
Filly White, who is very ill with
Indome Tax Helpers
Here Feb. 17 and 19
For the convenience of those who
are required by law to file Federal
Income tax returns, a deputy col
lector of internal revenue will toe
at the office of the clerk of the
superior court on February 17th
and 18th from 9 a, m. to 3 p m. to
assist tax payers in preparing their
returns. No charge will be made for
this service. It has been previous
ly stated that these Income tax
helperswill be at the postoffice,
but the later notice says they will
be at the clerk’s office in the court
Dover And Ora
News Of Interest
(Special to The Star.!
Dover-Ora, Feb. 12.—Mr. arid Mrs
L, V Jones and Mrs. Ben West
moreland, of Greer, S. O., visited
; Mr. and Mrs. J. E Kimbrell who
j Mrs. Jenkins anc. little daughter,
'Margaret, are ill at their home at
I Mrs. George Simpkins is sick at
I her home at the Dover mil!
i Mrs. Hester Palmer is ill at this
Mrs. Quint Shy tie and daughter,
Gwendolyn, of tire Shelby mill vll
| lage, were visitors at the home of
! Mr. and Mrs. J. El. Kimbrell.
! The many friends of Mr. J. R.
Connor and family are very sorry
to hear that they are moving away.
Their future home is near Hender
Miss Pauline Ivey spent Sunday
afternoon at the home of Miss
Lassie B. Car tee.
The many friends ol' Mr. and
Mrs. Grant Davis will be glad to
hear that their little daughter, who
has been seriously 111, has shown
much improvement the last few
Mr. and Mrs. Fiz Hill of Spindale
were visitors in the vicinity Sunday.
Mr. Allison Dr via of Shelby was
a visitor at the home of Mr, Carl
Mr and Mrs. “Bob" Moss and
children spent Sunday in Spindale.
Messrs, Tolley and Allen Kim
brell spent the week-end in Greer,
S. C„ with their parents.
We were glad to see many new
faces in Sunday school Sunday and
sincerely hope to see many more.
Mr. and Mrs. G-ady Stokes spent
Sunday in Spindale.
Mr. Kimbrell of Greer. S. C., Is
visiting in the vicinity this week.
SCIENTIST SELLS WASPS
AT $10 PER MILLION
There are all sorts of ways of
making a living. Stanley Flanders,
California entomologist, sells trieho
gramma, or microscopic wasps to
r 11 the leading orchardlsts of the
The wasps are released in the or
chards to war on fruit-spoiling In
sects. According to a co-respondent
of The Country Home. Mr. Flanders
has recently improved his rearing
methods to the point where he cph
sell them at a thousand for a cent,
or $10 a million.
Try Star Want Ad*
Double Shoals News
Of the Current Week
Mrthodist* Slake Sunday School
Canvass Summit* Spangler Very
• Special to The Star )
Double Shoals, FVb. 11.—The
members of the Double Shoals
Methodist Sunday school made a
special canvass of the village last
week asking people to Sunday
The results were that the attend
ance last Sunday was almost dou
This church has preaching every
' first Sunday night by the pastor,
Rev. E. E. Snow of Fallston.
Little Summle Spangler, son of
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Spangler has
been real sick but Is much-better at
The condition of Mr. Oliver Span
gler of Durham who is In the Walts
hospital, is some better. Mr. Span
gler is the son of Mrs. W. 8. Span
Miss Moss. whose home is in
Grover and teaching '.'school at No.
8 was a pleasant visitor in the com
munity last Sunday.
Miss Fay Warlick of upper Cleve
land visited relatives In the com
munity last Sunday.
Mr. Phillips Seism and family of
Greensboro spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. Seism.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Toney of Shel
by spent Sunday p. in. With their
mother, Mrs. A. A, Toney.
Mr. and Mrs. Tysie Ledford of
Lawndale spent 8unday a. m. with
their mother. Mrs. A. A. Toney.
Mr. and Mr*. A. V. Hasting and
children of Forest City and Mrs.
Clarence Peeler, of Newton spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J W
Mr. Alexander Costner lost a farm
mule last week which died from
Kjmw'nux * noth r.
Having qualified as executrix of the es
tate of Sarah Witherspoon, deceased, of
Cleveland county. North Carolina, this la
to notify all persona haring claims against
tha said eatale. to present same to me
properly verified on or before the 13th
day of February, 1932, or this notice will
be pleaded in bar of any recovery thereof
All peraons owing Ihe said estate will
please make Immediate aettlement to the
Undersigned. This February 13, 1931.
WILLIS WITHERHPOON. Executrix
of Estate of Sarah Witherspoon, de
M. R. Weathers, Atty. 6t Feb 13c
Having qualified as administratrix of
the estate of Tom Vaughn, deceased, late
of Cleveland county. North Carolina, this
is to notify all persona having claims
against the estate of the said deceased to
exhibit them, properly verified, to the
underalgned on or before February 13.
1933, or this notice will be pleaded In bar
of their recorcry. All persons Indebted to
satd estate will please make Immediate
This February 13, 1831.
JULIE VAUGHN, Administratrix
of Tom Yeugtui. deceased
M, R. Weathers, Atty. fit Feb 13c
Mr. and Mrs ■ Loyd Cook have]
moved out to housekeeping. They
live In the Morgan house near the.
Mr. John Peeler, manager of!
Double Shoals store is back at work
after being at home several days;
‘use week sick
Watch Your Digestion
Tv.o of the world's mast famous]
Ijow-imlsts, Carlyle and Schopen
hauer, suffered all their lives from
bad digestion .—American Magazine.
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