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The Cleveland Star
SHELBY, N. 0.
MONDAY - WEDNESDAY — FRIDAY
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By Carrier, per year ............. »30U
THE STAR PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC.
LEE. a WEATHERS_......._ President and Kdltoi
a ERNES’! HOEV ........................ Secretary and Foreman
REJJN DRUM ______ News Editor
L R DAIL------ Advertising Manage!
Entered as second class matter January l. 1005. at tne postotfice
•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 nas oeen
our custom to charge five cents per Une tor resolutions of respect.
Cards of thanks and obituary notices, after one death notice has
been published This will be strictly adhered to.
WEDNESD’Y, MAR. 25. 19:31
Wear more cotton—and grow more food!
The Charlotte Observer notes that Cleveland lh still king!
of the cotton counties. But at the present-day price it is!
right much of an empty honor.
The present day tendency is to forget the wisdom of any
Olden saying: “If you do anything worth talking about,
there is no need to say anything about it. The world will
know it, or discover it.”
The baseball and golf seasons have opened, and the
gardeners have been active for some time. All join together
to create a growing spirit of optimism. There is nothing
like activity to chase the blues.
Cleveland county produced 62,792 bales of cotton last
year. The farmers of the county will never get what they
should get, in order to come out, for such crops until a great
er demand for cotton goods is created. When you start to
purchase, see if you can’t find it in cotton material.
NEW LEADERS COMING ON
THERE MAY BE A FEW younger Superior court jurists
and solicitors in North Carolina than Judge Wilson War
lick and Solicitor Spurgeon Spurling—that remains to be
proven—but it will be equally as difficult to find two more
popular and efficient court officials. They are able repre
sentatives of the new class of young leaders now coming on.
NOT A NEW PROBLEM
THE PROBLEM FACING the North Carolina general as
sembly is not a new one; instead, it is old as the ages.
Every class is anxious to pass the tax burden along to the
other class. The lawmakers should realize this most evident
trait of human nature and proceed accordingly, hearing all
the howls and suggestions and sprinkling them all with a bit
of salt before making the final adjustment.
A SUGGESTION GRATIS
A LONG RANGE, unofficial and uncalled for observation on
the part of The Star is that Rev. Chas. H. Dickey, the
Williamston minister who has attracted much attention by
his writing ability and journalistic talent in the last year or
so, would make a good man to fill the editorship of The
Biblical Recorder, Baptist publication. Rev. Mr. Dickey, an
able minister, has in recent months contributed several well
written spiritual articles to publications with a nation-wide
circulation. To uphold the efficient record of the several
great editors the Baptist publication has had, who is better
equipped, in talent and training, to qualify than the William
MYSTERY IS SOLVED
iTS THE SAME old world. Some weeks ago a Brevard
widow, wealthy and described as beautiful, dropped out
of town without telling anyone where she was going or how
long she would be gone. A short time later two young men
who had been working for her also left, driving off in two
automobiles owned by the 40-year-old widow. Somebody
became curious. Almost overnight a sensation developed.
There was talk of the woman being abducted—perhaps mur
dered. Officers began to search for the young men. All
manner of wild stories were being bandied along. The mor
bid-minded were all set for an unusual crime. Then the
missing widow and two young men were found visiting in
Wyoming. She motored to Wyoming, she said, because rela
tives were after her money. And, in concluding the relation
of the explosion of a bubble sensation, we wonder if there
would have been a sensation had she not been wealthy?
THE BONUS HELPING
THOSE WHO OBJECTED to the increase in loan value of
compensation for World war veterans on the grounds
that the increase would not better existing business condi
tions must surely admit now that the business tone has im
proved. Already, informs the Charlotte veterans’ bureau,
veterans of this State have received more than three million
dollars, and approximately 1,000 applications are being re
ceived daily. In the Shelby section and elsewhere it is evi
dent that the former soldiers are making valuable use of
what they were rightfully entitled to. Many of those re
ceiving their loans soon after the new law was enacted were
in real need and have been greatly benefitted. A large num
ber of veterans have used their money, or portions thereof,
to pay bills, which is certainly a positive manner of enliven
ing general business activity. Still others have used the
money to purchase business equipment or to entrench them
Bejves in businesses and vocations already functioning.
Some few perhaps have spent their loan foolishly, but
that number is negligibly low. The big percentage of the
veterans have expended their money wisely. The rough road
of experience brought them to that. They came back from
the war finding if difficult to adjust themselves to the new
pace of a rapidly and constantly changing country. Many
have found it hard to fit themselves into the proper niche of
activity. None of them knew the big money and easy money!
made while they were away in uniform. With business eon
ditions dropping to a low level and a depression sweeping
over the country the veterans first felt the pinch; they wen
less prepared for it. Having felt the occasional pinch of pov
jerty and having realized that they have received about all
they will receive, except for history’s glory, for their part ii
the world’s greatest conflict, they have made and are mak
ing the best of what they receive through the increased
ROOSEVELT GETTING BREAKS NOW
HE MAY HIT SOME rough spots in the presidential trail;
later oil, and likely will, but those who look forward to:
the 1932 campaign have noted that Governor Franklin D.i
Roosevelt has been getting a number of breaks in recent!
weeks. For some time the observers have declared the New!
York Governor to be out in the lead of other prospective |
Democratic candidates. However, it could not be predicted i
with any assurance of safety that lie would be the candidate j
for a few months often sees many unusual changes in the|
world of politics. But, as said above, developments of recent!
Weeks appear to have been working the Roosevelt way. The
New York man is a popular leader in the South although it ;
is generally known that a big portion of the South is not en
thused over his opinion that the present method of prohibi
tion could be improved upon in some manner. As it hap
pened, however, the Roosevelt opposition to the Raskob com
mittee move caused the dry South to realize that his tactics
and principles are those of fair play. About the same time
he made a good impression on the western progressives by
his position on power, and now that he is in position to at
tempt some cleaning up of Tammany politics he bids fair to
draw unto him even greater strength and popularity. Cir
cumstances working as they have been make of him, it must
be admitted, the most formidable candidate in the field.
« DO YOU WANT TO BUY OR SELL?
2 Use Classified Advertising In The Star.
■ 20,000 Readers*and the Minimum Charge
■ for a Want Adv. is Only 25c. Phone 11.
■ ■ i
Triplex shatter-proof glass windshield
has saved mang lives in collisions
EVERY new Ford is equipped with a Triplex shatter
proof windshield. This is made so that the glass will not
fly or splinter under the hardest impact. It has saved
many lives and prevented injuries in many automobile
This shatter-proof glass windshield is just one of
many features that make the new Ford a value far above
the price. Others are the silent, fully enclosed four
wheel brakes, sturdy steel body construction* four Hou*
daille double-acting hydraulic shock absorbers, more
than twenty ball and roller bearings, extensive use of
fine steel forgings, aluminum pistons, chrome silicon
alloy valves, torque-tube drive, three-quarter floating
rear axle, Rustless Steel, and unusual accuracy in
In addition, you save many dollars because of low
first cost of the new Ford, low cost of operation and
up-keep, and low yearly depreciation.
Thu New Ford
De Li ve Com:
LOW PRICES OF FORD CARS
$43 J to $630
F.O.B. Detroit, plus freight and delitmry. Dumper* and iparm Ur* pair*
*1 •moll c**t. 1 on can purchase * Ford on economic*! farm* through
the sinlhoriMod Ford Untme* Plan* of the Lnltortoi Credit Company.
THE STYLE SHOP
SETS THE STAGE FOR EASTER
Our Resident Buyers Have Shopped The Leading Dress Hous
es In New York So We Are Able To Offer
Newest Spring Dresses
Frivolous, filmy chiffons
Printed crepe jacket frocks
Canton crepes, newest pastels
Plain and printed Chiffons
Sunday nite supper frocks
Shantung- Suits, newest spring shades
Stunning evening and party frocks
All wanted fabrics and shades
— FOR EASTER —
CHOOSE FLOWER DECKED
— EASTER HATS —
Bandeaux brims, demure watteaux;
Bakus ... all with bright blossom and
ribbons adorning them .... Choose
yours for the Easter Parade now.
Knits and Woolens
All sizes — 14 to 20.
We worked a “Rabbits Foot” and, Pres
to: here are the cleverest Sport Frocks
imaginable at positively the lowest price
possible. Reds, yellows, maize, corals,
greens and blues. Trim three piece
knitted suits, Jacket frocks and one
piece dresses. Dashing sport colors.
The Style Shop
— Next Door To Cinderella Slipper Shop —
Think Of Buying
A Mascot Maid Range
For $29'5° Cash
Less Than Factory Cost
At The Paragon's Sale,
After this lot is gone you’ll be out of luck — $29.50 IS OUR PRICE DURING
THIS SALE FOR MASCOT MAID RANGES.
WE ALSO HAVE A FEW
Coal Heaters Going At Wholesale
Prices Or Less
Our Third Floor Values
You’ll Find Kitchen Cabinet*, Oil Stoves, Tables, Stools, Trunks, Bags, Porch
Furniture, Office Desks, Kitchen Safes, Etc.
ALL GOING AT LOWEST PRICES EVER OFFERED IN SHELBY.
THIS SALE CLOSES TUESDAY NIGHT, MARCH 31ST. HURRY! HURRY
The Paragon Furniture Co.