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. 1905. at the postottice
ftt 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 oeen
oar 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.
WEDNESD’Y, FEB. 18, 1031
Mr. Farmer, have you sent in your name to be published
in The Star’s honor roll of Cleveland county farmers who
will produce their own food and feed in 1931 ? It is to your
own interest to do so, and the publication of your name may
help influence others to follow the only sensible course.
A new weekly newspaper, The Caldwell Record, made its
initial bow in North Carolina last week. The new Lenoir
paper is published by Hal C. Martin, well known North Caro
lina newspaperman, and E. H. Lutz with Mr. Martin as edi
tor. In form The Record is of the tabloid type, and the first
issue, a 16-page affair indicates that Lenoir and Caldwell
county have another paper of which they may well be proud.
From the sidelines, it appears to The Star that Judge
Sink’s proposed disposal of the Rutherford bank trial should
meet with general approval. If some of the convicted de
fendants are sent to prison,'the industry of the neighboring
county' will suffer, and from the standpoint of those hit by
the bank failure it should be more pleasing to them to get
¥75,000 of their money back than to see the defendants be
hind the bars with no replacement of funds, In taking this
view of the matter, The Star reminds that the defendants
were convicted on a charge on which no other North Caro
lina bank officials have ever been convicted.
WATCH THE INFLUENZA
INFLUENZA CASES in this immediate section are scatter
ed and the epidemic is apparently of a mild nature.
Several deaths, however, have resulted from pneumonia fol
lowing influenza in Cleveland county or from other after ef
fects. Likewise, close perusal of the larger daily papers will
show' that quite a number of deaths throughout North Caro
lina have resulted from influenza. The epidemic in this sec
tion may not b* severe enough to give alarm, but, neverthe
less, proper precaution should be used. No “flu” epidemic
since World war days has been as severe and as serious as
was the one which wiped out thousands of lives then, yet it
is such a treacherous thing that it should not be trifled with.
The sunshine of Spring will likely wipe away all traces of the
mild epidemic now existing, but until that time all colds
should be watched, and those who have a slight touch of the
“flu” should consult a doctor, and go to bod and stay there
until the accompanying fever is gone.
A STUNT CAUGHT HIM.
IN THK DAYS JUST AFTER his epochal flight across the
Atlantic, while the entire world was applauding his feat,
Col. Lindbergh, it will be remembered, denounced stunt fly
ing. Stunt flying, he declared, tends to retard the progress
of aviation rather than help it. He was right.
Sunday Johnny Kytle, one of America’s best known air
mail pilots, crashed to earth—-and death—at Atlanta while
stunt flying. What a pity it was that the nervy young fel
low who had flaunted death so many times in the run of his
daring work as a mail plane pilot should die while trying to
appease the thrill-seeking appetite of spectators on the
ground below. Once as a mail plane pilot Kytle crashed into
Stone Mountain and came out alive. Then, lost in the fog,
his plane crashed into the trees near Old Fort in this State.
Later he was forced to bail out in Virginia when bad weather
forced him to take to his parachute. All those narrow es
capes were in the line of duty, while he was on the job carry
ing the mail. That he should die after all that while stunt
ing is the more regrettable,
BOOST THE TOURNAMENT
TONIGHT CLEVELAND COUNTY’S fourth annual county
wide basketball tournament opens in the Shelby High
gymnasium, known as the “tin can.” This is the only sport
event of the year in which practically all of the larger schools
of the county compete on one program, and its success means
much to the future of the county. This is true not only from
•n athletic standpoint, but in a more general and more com
prehensive manner. Boys from all sections of the county
will meet on the floor and compete with each other in the
four nights of play and up in the stands will be proud par-,
ents, friends, and fellow students of the players coming
from every community in the county. It is a time when the
prevailing friendship and neighborliness of the various com
munities can be made stronger. And from the athletic j
standpoint it should be a treat. Three games will be played!
tonight, three more Thursday night, two Friday night, and;
one Saturday night. The admission for the first three nights
will be only 25 cents—three contests two nights for a quarter
and two contests the third night for the same price—and the
admission charge for the final night, when the championship
is decided, will be only 35 cents.
-The Rotary club is to be congratulated for inaugurating
such a county-wide athletic event, and the people of Shelby
and the entire county should do their part by attending and
boosting the tournament. No one not otherwise booked for
the remainder of the week should pass up the opportunity of j
seeing more than a half hundred manly younur sons of the!
county in action on the hardwood floor. Basketball is i
Kamo that breeds good sportsmanship, builds up health}
bodies, and trains youngsters to think and act rapidly.
GOVERNOR GARDNER’S FUTURE
• WHAT OF GOVERNOR GARDNER’S future when his tern
of office ends? That question is one that is of evci
: more interest in his home county than it is with the Slate
at large. . )
For several weeks his name has been mentioned, 110I
only in North Carolina but nationally, as a prospective can
dalate for vice president. Last week Governor Gardner cami
out with a statement that he was not a candidate for vice
president or for any other office. By that we take it that he
meant he was not an active candidate, because if circum
stances, reputation and the work of friends should result ir
his winning the Democratic candidacy for vice president, we
do not desire to believe that he would turn his back upon
In stating that he was not seeking another office, the
State's chief executive said that he felt as if he could better
serve the people as a member of the general assembly. That
statement has attracted wide comment, for there are few
men, if any, in North Carolina today who are better ac
quainted with problems of the Stale, and few who have made
a more thorough study of the State, its government, and the
problems it faces now and will face. Commenting upon the
Gardner announcement, The Greensboro News says:
Governor Gardner says that if he had political ambitions he feels he
could render greater service to the state as a. member of the general as
sembly than in any other office "within the range of my opportunities
lor iuture public service.”
That would be a modest political ambition indeed; unless iie had his
mind on a place in Congress, or the cabinet, the presidency or the vice
presidency, or a seat amongst the high Judiciary, or something attractive
in the diplomatic service or that of the various commissions that assist
in the operation of the federal government, a governor would be consid
ered to have the virus of political examination eradicated from his sys
tem. That seldom happens, but it is not Impossible. A Democrat has
hardly more than a theoretical chance at anything in the enumeration
except Congress. And since a representative is but a district official, the
senate is about the only game ordinarily offering any chance of winning
that is supposed to appeal to one who lias won flic governorship of North
If Mr. Gardner should decide to eschew political ambition in hr
proper classification, for a season or for keeps, It is to be wished that
Cleveland, or Cleveland, Henderson. McDowell, Rutherford and Polk
would send him lo the general assembly. He has had a better opportun
ity than any man now in the assembly, even the intelligent old-timers
like Mr. Connor, to know what it is all about. Out of his perspective,
hi* sense of relative values won by four years of hard labor, he could
speak with an authority his fellows would be bound to recognize. The
man who knows is always listened to. If he can talk.
Around Our TOWN
By KENN DRUM.
“Fifty years from now,” mumbles a reader, "won't our gjKtudcbUdren,
as they come in from their airplane rules to New York, get a lot of kick
out of digging back into old files of The Star and reading what you wrote
about our horse-and-buggy grandparents for those of us who lived in
the automobile age?"
Now, won't they? As they hitch their planes and dirigibles to the
mooring mast at the airport depot, corner of LaFayette and Marion
streets, some of them may write to who ever may be conducting this
colyurn then and ask, ' Remember when the old bus station stood where
the airway depot is now located?" Then some fellow of that day with a
memory like T. W. Hamrick will chime up with the reminder that in his
youth his granddad had told him he had heard his grandpap say that
many, niany years ago there was a stepping stone or uppin’ block on
that corner even before the ‘day of the bus station.
Far as we know some ravishingly beautiful young creature of that
far off clay may proudly tell her friends that she is the granddaughter,
or grand niece of the girl picked "as Shelby’s most beau tibul by the
Around Our Town” colyurn back In 1930. And in that day—who knows?
a list of the superlative Shelby people named in this comer a year or
sc ago may be framed and hung on front room walls as highly honored
ancestors much In the manner the present Mayflower descendants refer
lo their ancestors who came over on that proud old boat.
Wouldn't It be lun to drop back on the scene then and write a col
mm of present day gossip about their ancestor's for those generations
ret to come?
The query In this colyum last week. "What Shelby girl resembles the
uiack-tur banned girl in the Chesterfield ad?" has brought on a number
a» guesses. •
Misses Claudia Calhoun and Milliecnt Blanton and Mrs, Frances
Hoey weie three of those offered by the guessers. tOn the qt. one of the
three was on mind when the question was tossed out. Fact Is, if their
suitors, fiances and husbands do not mind, they all resemble the Ches
terfield girl. No blushing, please.»
The Carolina theatre Is running a take-off of this eolyum in adver
tising form. If It doesn't damage the theatre’s reputation, ft certainly
shouldn't harm this tangle o' type, Mr. Reynolds. Incidentally, we’re now
looking for a long distance call from N*cw York, from Roxy or Flo Zieg
teld, asking If thip, too. may not borrow some Ideas from the colyum.
That's how wF swell up about such things, so it may be best, please,
to keep your bouquets and send along the brickbats by themselves.
A few personal opinion that shouldn't make a great deal of differ*
ende m the cosmic scheme of things or in the woof and warp of Jifes
There Is more fun to a typical Hoot Gibson Wild West movie thau.
to any type of movie unless it should be a Mack Sennett bathing beauty
affair with Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Clara Bow and Joan Craw
ford all doing hand flips on the sandy beach .... Daily airplane rides
were much fun in the exciting days 13 years ago. but nowadays, as the
years slip by and the drug stores sell more and more coloring for graying
hairs, the ground feels solid enough, thank you.It takes a stiff
upper lip not to feel, way down In you. that something bad may happen
on Friday the 13th.No governor may have said this, but it’s a long
time between football seasons ..... Many good dishes are spoiled with
mayonaisse (Now listen for the fingers to snap out, "And that for you ")
We find, as a result of the recent reference to Shelby teachers of ?0
years ago, that quite a number of men about town, who were once boys,
believe ft or net, remember very much about a young teacher of those
days—Miss Jennie Eagles. She must have been what the present day
whieks call "a beaut” or "a wow."
"And sure.” says F n Q “I remember when Judge jj T Falls taught
! school, particularly the time he took me, C. H. H., and W. G. M, In hand
; —and howl”
Now, you older boys and girls, fill your pipes, get your knitting, hunch
| up your chairs, and listen.
Rev. Thoa, Butt-man, of Jacksonville, Ala., was called as pastor of
the Presbyterian church?
Max Hamrick represented Shelby high in the state-wide oratorical
J. C. Newton and W. E. White composed the Piedmont school debat
ing team that defeated the Wingate college debaters?
The social organization In Shelby known as the “Bachelor Belles"
met regularly with the following girls in attendance: M. M., R. M., E. H„
M. K„ N. L.. N. S,. M. H.. and A. M.?
H. w. Braswell was secretary of the Cleveland Poultry Show, a fore- \
runner of the big county fair?
O. E. Ford. H. T. Fulton and L. C. Palmer were county commission
Who were the smart hoys and girls in school at Shelby way back
yonder, say about 1912? Betcha couldn’t guess. Well, here’s the honor
roll for November of that year—or, for the sake of the girls, for a year
First grade—Henry Kendall, Marjorie Suttle, Fay Dellinger, Eugenia
Holland, Margaret Spake, Mamie Wilson, Thelma Young, John Anthony,
Harold Eskridge, Heywood Thompson. Fred Ware, Edwin Webb, Gerald
McBrayer, Gerald Weathers.
Third grade—Esley Pendleton. Annie Wilson and Vivian Dellinger.
Fourth grade—James Braswell, Ben Evans Abernethy, Max Wash
Seventh grade—Helen Gardner, Tom Brice Mitchell.
Ninth grade—Donle Spake.
Some of you other boys and girls who were in the second, sixth and
eighth grades must have flunked out?
After a dull spasm like this today we wonder Why people as far away
j as C. F., H. T., and H. D.. .at Fallston, read this colyum regularly?
Mebbe they keep reading on and on with the hope that some day in
| some manner they’ll find something worthwhile In it.
' Waco School Adds
; Shrubbery to Ground
High S< iiiiol Has 87 Lurched. Mr.
I King aiid the Other Teach
ers Giving a Goou School.
opecial to The Star t
Waco, Feb. 17—The school this
year is really doing fine. Mr. King,
seeing the need of some shrubbery,
has had a fine quantity set out,
hoping it will do fine. He lias ar
ranged for us a well equipped li
brary with books and magazines of
worth-while reading, which has be
come a great help to the school.
The high school department has
enrolled almost 67 pupils. The en
rolled and attendance in all depaii
ments is the largest for the past
year. We believe our principal, Mr.
G, M. King is one of the best in
Cleveland county. Tins is the first
year he has been with us. Mr. King
with his efficient co-workers, Miss
es Mamie Livingston, Bryte Ader
First—in the dough. Then in
the oven. You can be sure
of perfect bakings in using—
25 ounces for 25c
MILLIONS OF POUNDS USED
BY OUR COVERNMENT
"I think Cardui Is a wonder
ful medicine, for l improved
greatly after taking it,” says
Mrs. A. W. English, of R. F. D.
4, Roanoke, Va. "When I waa
just a girl of 13, my mother
gave this medicine to me, and
it did me a great deal of good.
I was weak and run-down.
After I had taken Cardui
awhile, I felt much better.
"In 1924, my health was poor.
I felt miserable, and hadn't
enough strength to do my
housework. It took all my
willpower to keep up. I waa
pale and weak.
"I got Cardui again and
took it My improvement was
wonderful. I can recommend
Cardui to others, for my
health was so much better
after I had taken a course of
the Cardui Home Treatment.”
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Talcs Theiford’s Black-Draught f
for Constipation. Indigestion. I
Binougneae. Only l cent a doaa j
FOR OVER 40 YEARS
----- : I
holt, Margaret Kiser, Bala Blanton,
Elva Burnett; Messrs W. M. Pope,
William Hughes are creating a fine
spirit of enthusiasm among the en
tire student body. We are expecting
greater and better things for Waco,
vith the group of teachers we have,
if the people of the school com
munity will cooperate and with the
aid of the county superintendent
Notice is hereby given that i nave this!
dav qualified as administrator with the
will annexed of the estate of William
Ensley McSwain, late of Cleveland coun
tv. N. C.. and nil persons Indebted to said I
estate will make Immediate pavment to:
the undersigned. All persons having
claims against said estate will present
them to me property proveh for pay inert
bn or before January loth, 1932, or thisI
notice will be pleaded in bar of their re- 1
covery. This January loth. 1931. !'
ELIJAH McSWAIN, Adminiatratoi 1
with the w ill annexed of William i
Enaiey McSwaln, dec'd.
Kyburn & Hoey. Anya. «t Jan Up'
Checks Colds at once with 666
Take it as a preventive.
Lse 666 Salve for Babies.
Right now, the wisest thing to do is
to prepare to profit during the next
. .. . Lay aside a part of your income
in the form of a savings account, de
posit savings regularly and watch
the account grow.
A DOLLAR WILL START YOUR
“IN UNION THERE IS STRENGTH
Some Good Reasons
For Building Your
To maintain a working margin sufficient for safety, to meet the un
expected bad or the unexpected good.
A sudden emergency might find you without reserve to meet it.
A promising opportunity might pass you by unless you have the
money on hand to grasp it quieklv.
Building a checking account balance will inspire confidence and in
Money on hand will banish little worries and enable you to make ends
A larger checking balance increases self-respect and establishes good
It gives you the sure knowledge that you can pay your own way and
successfully manage your business affairs.
A larger checking balance will cause your bank to render you the best
service that it has to offer.
It will open to you the many services which your bank is prepared
to give. It also will give the bank a better margin on which to work
to give you its best service.
A CHECKING ACCOUNT IS A CONVENIENCE YOU CAN HARDLY
AFFORD TO BE WITHOUT. INCREASE YOUR BALANCE. IT WILL
GIVE A GOOD MARGIN FOR PROTECTION AND A WORKING SUR
PLUS FOR THE FUTURE.
First National Bank i