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When I Blossomed Out.
I was a''out 18 years old before
the thoug... came to me that I ought
to dress up. I diddent have anything
much to dress up with. Dimes were
as scarce at our house as religion is
ill Russia—-in the Bolshevik ranks.
Well, I started out by rubbing lard
on my hair and getting it polished
so’S it would stick to my head like a
porous plaster. I parted it in the
middle. I got my neck shaved the
first time when I was 19—while get
ting ready to go to a candy break
My old shoes (I was lucky to have
1 pair) were brogans with brass
tips on the toes. The leather was
sorter fuzzy, like a peach, but I got
that rubbed down with skimmings
from the dish-pan where our tin
crockery-ware had been washed.
After tubbing them about 15 pdn
utes with a red " flannel” cloth, they
looked dandy, that is—dandy as any
body els's shoes.
My Sunday hat that cost 39 cents
had run to seed and was very much
like a funnel. I goi it mashed down
some and then X creased it. It look
ed like a cap that went onto a kero
sene can spout, but I thought.it was
all right. I went to the country
store and bought a pair of 10-cent
And speaking of that pair of gal
lusses (they had no other name
hack then), they were a perfect fit
the. first time I wore them, but they
oon began to stretch—buckled
them up as tight as they would go
every time I put them on. They
grew longer and longer. I cut off
everal yards of them and made
them into calf ropes, but when they
finally came to the rag bag, they
were still as long as from here to the
And that, suit of clothes: It was
a dark blue to start with. It “rub
bed off’ and kept me painted pur
ple all the time, The sleeves drew
up to my elbows and the legs lack
ed 6 inches by Christmas of reach
ing my shoe-tops. It hung on me
like a wash-rag hangs oh a towel
rack. The first time T wore it, all of
the buttons came off and by the
time I got home from the second
outing, there wassent a button hole
1 bought me a S-cent pair of (gal)
carters and threw the safety pins
. way. I had never worn any under
clothes up to that time, so I got me
a fleeced lined pair. My tie was a
red one, and so was my (first)
handkerchief. My shirt was a knit
design with lacing In front. And
then I got me a pair of green
specks, and talking about a sport, I
cal him and none other. But I got
flab rock locals.
rnv. and mrs. Jhon gullick motor-:
rd to the coart house one day last!
eek to see if her son had got aj
marriage lisente like he claims he j
took out last month to marry miss
jo anna black as soon as her scholl
Be*m the Day With
THIS nouri« King, delicious
breakfast starts the day right,
and keeps it right! Golden
Crown is a reproduction of a fa
mous Southern blend known and
enjoyed in the old South. Try
it over pancakes, Waffles, com
bread or toast.
True Golden Crown is always
identified by its name in full and
the Crown on the package.
STKUART, SON & CO., INC. I
Baltimore, Maryland |
is out, but he haddent.
we had a right smart little storm
in our little town last Sunday night
and sevral outhouses was blowed
over backwards, and 2 tomb stones
in the graveyard was broke, but it
was not so.that lightning struck the
.beef waggin of yore humble scribe
;as reported, but a tre fell on same,
tommy Jones arrived home last
, adday night from abroad where nc
has been working for the standard
oil of new jersey in alabama. he is
next in line for promotion, so he
sstys—artd his brother claims that
insted, of having to drive a small
! tank truck, that he will drive a big
ger one and be allowed to sell as
I well as collect, if lie ever gets as big
as he talks, he will no dout suc
ceed mr. rocky feller—if he ever
quits or somethin.’
rev. w. li. jammer preached a fine
sermont last Sunday from samson
and the -jaw-bone, and a good
manny tears was shed after he had
talked for about 25 minuet.;, but
after he kept on for nearly 2 hours,
the few' folks what looked like they
was going to cry at first was sound
asleep at, last, if bro. jammer could
cut his sermonts up in to 3 or 4
parts and use only 1 part each sun
day, he would possibly be paid bet
ter than he is liow being paid.
a ‘‘wear cotton club” was formed
in our town last week, the scholl
teecher organized It and as scon as
she was eleckted president, she sold ;
all of her silk and * rayon undet
things to tlie cook where she board
ed and went to town and bought
herself some cotton ones, all excepp
hoses; and she says she will use
them .too as soon as they comments
to make cotton hoses a little longer
Snd a little thinner, a good many oi l
us is alreddy too poor to buy anny
cotton clothes, so we started off sev
ral years too late.
our poliseman has changed his
working hours from 8 in the morn
ing to 8 at night, so now he will
start to work at 6 p. m„ and work till
nearly daylight, the plan is a good
one if someboddy will stay up at
night to keep him awake, all-5 of
our filling stations and both of our
stores have benn robbed this year,
and the mayer and the city coun
sel thinks that he officer will keep
them scared off, as he has been fit
ted up with a flash-light and a
much bigger billy.
well, mr editor—If annytlme you
want a special artlekle, things hap
pens worth printing, I will rite same
up for you, but anny just rite or
foam me at yore expense, and i will
mike Clark, rfd.
Items Of Interest
(Special to The Star.)
Casar, R-1.. Mar 25.—The vet
weather has stopped the plows for
some time, though the garden stuff
is looking good.
There has been much sickness In
Buford Weaver the 3-year-old son
I of Vernon Weaver is In the hospital
j at this writing
Misses Daphihe Hunt and Nina
Self spent the week end with Miss
Ruth Lane of Lawndale.
Mrs. A. W. Whisnant spent Sun
day with Mrs. A. A. Whisnant.
Mr. Joe Bumgardner was called to
the bedside of his brother, Charlie
Bumgardner who is in the Shelby
Miss Winnie Whisnant spent Sun
day with Lucile and Nina Self.
The children of Mr. and Mrs.
John Whisnant have the whooping
cough and also have had German
Mrs. buia Morns spent Tuesday
with her mother Mrs. Ida Matheson.
Misses Npllie Morris and Mattie
Elliott spent the weak-end wit.;
Miss Morris’ parents Rev. J. M.
Morris of Fallston.
Mr. P. M. Whisnant visited Zeno
Gamble of Bostic R. P. D, Tuesday |
Mr. Guy Waters was a visitor In
the community Sunday.
A large crowd gathered at Car
home of Bryant Jones last rhurs •
day night and enjoyed music made
by Pea Ridge band.
Miss Winnie Whisnant spent
Thursday with Willard Brackett of
Mr. Clem Hunt attended tne
negro minstrel given at Casar sch.-ol
Miss L. D. Hunt spent Sunday
with Miss Maude Self.
Mrs. W. K. Hunt who fell about 6
months ago aud broke her leg fell
again last week and is unable to
Coolidge says that boosting taxes
depresses wages. Not to speak oi
the taxpayer.—Weston loader.
DON’T FORGET THE
Of The R. M. Abernethy Slock
Next To A. V. WRAY’S
— COME — SHARE — SAVE —
SHELBY’S LEADING JEWELER
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Oak Grove News
Of Current Week
! Store Catches Fire. Mrs. Howell A
(Special to Tile Star.)
Oak Grove, Mar. 26. -Mr. and
! Mrs. Claudio Bell and children, Mr
| and Mrs. Dock Phillips sj>ent the
week-end with Mr. Phillip’s father
Mrs. W. C. Blanton and Miss
Veola Blanton visited Mr. and Mrs
jLester Harmon of the Beth-Ware i
| Mr Mills Howell's mother, o!
Shelby is visiting him for som
Misses Elizabeth, Fannit* and Ger
trude Ledford spent Saturday andj
Sunday with their uncle. Mr. Jesse
Ledford of near Lawndale.
Miss Madge Bell spent Small
night with her sister, Mrs. Oscu
Mr. H. T. Wright's store caugh
on lire Friday morning but dicin’
do any damage.
Misses Rachel and Lois Lovcltc
spent Thursday night with thoi
brother, Mr. Melvin Lovelace" am
M cs. Lovelace. ♦
Miss Velma Ledford of Lawndai
route 1, is visiting relatives in th
community this week.
Little D C. Doveimev who ha
been very sick with bronchitis i
some better now
Miss Veola Blanton Is spending i
few' days with her brother, Mr. an
Mrs. Wiley Blanton ol Kings Menu
Announcements of cngagemeni
are running 20 tier cent above hoi
mal in the Chicago newspapers. A’
most any girl with a good job on
get married now.—American Lun
For 20 years Josey has been building
Plant Food. Each Crop—Each
Section—Each Farm needs
a Plant Food especially
built to meet its
PERMIT US TO MAKE OUR SUGGESTS
Our Standard Guano is
outstanding You will
like its quality—its feed- /
ing capacity and
Write today or see tht Josey Dealer
The Josey Guano Company A
Wilmington, N. C.
Be Like the BEE
PROVIDE FOR FUTURE NEEDS
Naturally, the bee’s never heard
of Prosperity. He just goes ahead,
storing honey for the future, and
then making good use of honey when
the need arises. It’s fine to spend.
But first you have to SAVE. Wise
saving and wise spending are an un
“IN UNION THERE IS STRENGTH”
There’s No Health Better
Than That Which
EVERYONE has experienced the joyous sensation of
convalescence, following a long siege of illness. The
nation is just now entering such a period. Ttf e e 1 s
mighty good to be up again. Keen business men are
using this period for gathering their forces, gaining
back their strength, preparatory to the order for full
steam ahead. The First National Bank does its part by
supporting any program of reconstruction.
— ALL COMMERCIAL ACCOUNTS INVITED —
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First National Bank
SHELBY, N. C.
“That's a darling little home,
“Yes. Nan, those people pride
themselves on keping their home
pretty and attractive, inside and
WILL COMPLIMENT YOUR HOME
TOO —IF THE FURNISHINGS
COME FROM BEST’S—
-and you will smile with satisfaction at the savings
you have made.
We Have The Lowest Prices In Shelby
WE HAVE THE LOWEST PRICES IN SHELBY!
SEE AND COMPARE!
Bed Room And Living Room Suites As Low As £ Price.
We Will Be Out Of This Building In A Few Weeks.
Come Early !
John M. Best Furniture Co.
Shelby’s Oldest, Largest and Best Furniture Store. *
South La Fayette Street