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The Cleveland Star
SHELBY. N. U
MONDAY - WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
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LEE B WEATHERS ..._ President and tsoHoi
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Entered as second class matter January i. 1905 at the poscottice
at 8helby North Carolina under the Art of Congress March 3 t87«
We wish to call your attention to the fact that it is and nas been
om 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.
_FRIDAY, MAR. 20, 1931
Wear more cotton—and grow more food!
An optimist is one who would predict that Governor
Gardner will name Col. Kirkpatrick chairman of the new
Shelby’s city election campaign continues to be quieter
than ever before. Likely that is for the best in that a heat
ed campaign with its peanut politics and subsequent enmities
does no good for the spirit of a community.
Forty-three people were killed in automobile accidents
in North Carolina during February. The reckless drivers
are seeing to it that the undertakers do not feel the pinch of
After reading of the growing list of indictments against
th* former bankers of Buncombe county, we wonder more
than ever why there was opposition to the change in bank
supervision in this State. All the banks which closed in this
State last year did not go broke over night. Where were the
The fellow who suggested that Will Rogers become a
candidate for president was probably having his fun, but
our guess is that he would be surprised at the flood of votes
the cowboy humorist and philosopher would receive. How-1
ever Will is perhaps more valuable to his country now than!
he could be as president. As he is now he owes no obliga-J
tions and can say and does say what he pleases.
IT’S NOT WHETHER you win or lose, but the way you play
the game that counts.
That old bit of philosopt/v is as applicable today as it
ever was and fits as well into the game of life as into athletic
Of recent months there has been considerable contro-j
versy as to whether or not there is an over emphasis of cob]
lege athletics. In some respects sport activities in modern
schools may be overplayed, hut at regular intervals little in
cidents bob up to show that a high sense of honor, manliness!
and dean sportsmanship still prevail in American colleges.
As long as that sj^rit dominates athletic competition there
need be little worry about over emphasis of sports. A school
can do few things better for a young man than to cultivate in
him the qualities of fair play and sportsmanship. A young
man who plays a clean game in any sport will follow the same
tactics In the game of life. That one phase justifies the con
tinued existence of athletic rivalry in the colleges; a school
should do more, if it is what, it should^e, than instill book
A recent incident showing the prevalence of true sports
manship in colleges is revealed in Wilton Garrison’s sport
column in The Spartanburg Herald. A year or two ago
Davidson college and Presbyterian college, denominational
schools in the sister Carolina, had some disagreement over
their football, as we recall it. But that controversy of the
past could not eliminate true manliness when rival teams of
the two institutions met recently. Here’s what Garrison
says about it:
Davidson college produces real sportsmen. At the
Southern conference indoor track meet at Chapel Hill a
couple of weeks ago several Wildcat athletes upheld the
spirit and honor of the college they represented. They
gave up the non-conference championship and two of
their athletes gave up the medals awarded them because
they were honest and sincere enough to want to do the
The P. C. team had already won the relay event and
only needed second place in the 60-yard dash to give
them the championship. Green, the Blue Hose represen
tative, managed to take this place, finishing by mere
inches behind the leader, but the judges failed to catch
it and instead gave second and third place to Davidson
men. This error was immediately called to the attention
of the officials by the Davidson runners and their coach
but the jujdges refused to change their decision on the
grounds that the results had already been recorded.
When the medals were awarded, the man who was giv
en second place refused to accept his medal and gave it
to Green. The third place winner refused to accept his
and withdrew from even the placings in favor of the
man who had abdicated for Green. Only the zenith of
high honor, true sportsmanship and manliness could
have prompted such action as this.
GARDNER GOES TO THE PEOPLE
OUR LEGISLATIVE method of government in North Caro
lina is based upon the democratic idea of permitting the
people to govern themselves, but in the past history of the
State there has never been a time when the people have come
nearer having their say than at the present time. Governor
Gardner’s plan of carrying his legislative measures through
has made it so.
Going to Jfcileigh with the avowed intention of being !
known as “the Friendly Governor,” Governor Gardner soon
leveloped into a fighting governor, and so sincere and earn
est has been his fight that the people of the State are not
merely sitting back applauding but are helping him. In re
sponse to the governor's request delegation after delegation
has visited Raleigh to see that the lawmakers do what the
people desire. Hundreds of others have flooded their re
spective representatives with telegrams, telephone calls, and
Governor Gardner has done far more for his State tjian
to inject a newr system of government: he has aroused the
c itizens of the State to the point where they for the first
time are showing real interest in the conduct of their af
fairs. Nothing can do more to improve government and to
elevate it to a higher level than for the people to remain in
terested and curious about its functions the year through in
stead of a couple weeks at election time.
When Governor Gardner inaugurated his highway bill,
his proposed change in banking supervision, and other legis
lation, he immediately found himself in for a battle. For a
time it appeared doubtful if he would be successful in pass
ing more than one, if that, of his favorite measures. Legis
lators began to divide in blocs and factions, swayed by this
interest and that. Then the Friendly Governor became the
Fighting Governor. He believed those measures would re-1
suit in more economy and better government, and he knew
that those things were desired by the people back home. He
would have compromised with his opposition and perhaps
have passed some of those measures in altered and emascu
lated form with very little real good resulting therefrom.
But he did not compromise. It was to be either win or lose,
and he carried his fight to the people, by newspaper and by
radio, and, as is generally known now, the people came to his
aid. The new highway bijl became a law’ and the change in
banking supervision was ratified, both in the face of bitter
opposition. It was Governor Gardner and the taxpayers and
the people back home on one side and the politicians and
lobbyists on the other.
The remarkable and inspiring transformation of a
Friendly Governor into a Fighting Governor is attracting at
tention beyond the confines of the State, and will continue to
attract attention as it is realized that he has inspired the
average man to be a participant in his government and not
a mere looker-on. An example of outside praise is the fol
lowing from The Spartanburg Herald:
Governor Gardner is in the very thick of the strug
gle in the legislature of North Carolina to enact certain
laws, providing radical, hut the governor believes, con
stitutional changes. He does not hesitate to let legisla
tors know for what he stands, why he is for it and why
they should put it through. More than that he goes
over their heads to the people and tells the reason he be
lieves in a given step.
Very interesting is this bold, courageous and prob- /
ably effective leadership. Legislatures are unwieldly bod
ios of men, many of them controlled by petty local in- I
terests to the injury of broad state-wide interests, and
unless led by an able leader, who knows what ought to
be done and how to inform the people, there is usually
endless muddling through without positive results in
any direction. And the fact is, the ordinary rank and
file like to be led by a genuine, trustworthy leader, who
gets big things done.
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BECAUSE 90% OF CLEVE
LAND COUNTY’S 5 2,107
PEOPLE ARE DEPENDENT
IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER
Cotton i* recognized as the most
durable of all textile fabrics. It is
being manufactured in n e w and
charming patterns and styles: new
piques, new knitted fabrics, new
crepes—both heavy and sheer—all
types of embroidered and eyeleted
fabrics, shadowy prints, dimities,
cotton nets and laces, plain broad
cloths, chambrays and velveteens.
Fashion again is leaning upon King
Cotton for things beautiful Vnd dur
Let 1^1 represent our own county in
the wearing of cotton in proportion
to our production o,f the South’s ban
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manufacture I rt' ^An
LET’S WEAR VU4.lt/ll
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• DELI Vr fvr n
Coupe ___ $1.01. .0'
C<;n ertible Coupe _ 1,118.0'
Sport Cou-e __ 1,098.01
2-Door Sedan __1,018.01
4-Door Sedan___ 1,118.0'
Custom Sedan_ 1,178.0'
2-DOOR SEDAN FACTOR>
EQUIPPED IN SHELBY
tou..e - — S784.0I
Convertible Coupe_ 854.01
Sport Coupe .... 824.01
4-Door Sedan ___ 854.01
Custom Sedan__~~ 804.01
J. Lawrence Lackey
Shelby, N. C.