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American Rival to Monte Carlo
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Legalized Gambling and Six Weeks’ Residence for Divorce Brings Rush from
All Parts of the West to Reno, Where Faro, Roulette, and Chuck
a-Luck Revives Scenes of Frontier Days.
Gov Fred Balzar
A Scene in the
Reno's Main Street.
Mayor E.E. Roberts
i he city of Rono, Nevada wake* up to the realise- .
tion that the rest of the United State* have gone
wild with interest over the fact that boy* and girls
can now legally wage a bit of change on the turn of
a wheel, the fall of a couple of dice, or tbe flip of a
card. Scenes reminiscent of days of the Old West
were plentiful » ’ hours after Governor Fred A.
Balxar signed a bill legalizing gambling. The games
ware given an official aspect by the presence of
Mayor E. E. Roberts, a picturesque figure of the
.old Nevada days. Another enactment in the State's
law making six weeks* residence in the State only
essential for divorce bids fair to bring a further
boom to the wild free Sagebrush State.
• Reno,.New—Back to the good old
days—This is the slogan in the wild
tree Sagebrush State.
A few hours after Gov. Fred B.
Balzar had signed a bill dealing a
death blow to modern reformers and
making gambling legal,' aged Neva
dans sighed happily, as they listen
ed to the hum of the chuck-a-lttck
machine. “Just like, the good old
days,” they murmured, as they
watched the faro dealer rake in and
•they say you can’t mix
business and—NOT SO! •
—We consider it a pleas
ure to do business with
our shareholders and
they consider it a pleas
ure to do business with
So There You Are
We invite others to
come in and join us now
by taking out as many
shares as you can pos
sibly carry — they are
only 25c per share per
week and you may have
as many as you wish.
Come and Start
Your Shares Now
J. L. SUTTLE,
pay out bets in the $50 limit games,
and cast eyes alight with memory of
other days at the sign: "The Game
The presence of Mayor E. E. Rob
erts, a picturesque survivor of the
“Old West,” made everything offi
cial. It was no new story to him,
for he is a Nevadan—a Nevadan of
the wide open days of old.
Reno, that happy Mecca for dis
solution of galling matrimonial
j chains, is going to be a regular lit
tle Monte Carlo, with a bank to
break and everything.
There’s something else nice that's
going to happen in Nevada also.
When the bands of matrimonial
bltss turn into bonds, heretofore it
was necessary to spend three months
here to get a divorce—not any more.
This is another bill that has just
been passed by the Nevada legisla
ture. It provides that if you want a
divorce all you have to do is buy a
ticket to Nevada and live six weeks
in the state. Not necessarily here.
Carson City, Elko, Carlin or any
where in the state will do equally
The boom in the state at the re
turn to the old days will be com
pletely eclipsed when the six weeks'
law goes into effect.
Only six weeks’ residence in the
state—in Reno, within sight of the;
courthouse, or out in the sagebrush i
with the rabbits and the prairie
dogs—and the things is done.
In a short time when competition1
for unloosing the bonds of matri-1
mony become too keen, perhaps Ne-1
vada will again come to the rescue
and make a residence of six days
only an essential factor in the law’
of the state. Meanwhile, despite the
time-worn statements from those
who deal with Juvenile crime and
insist on telling us that nine-tenth,
of the wayward boys and nine-j
tenths of the wayward girls come1
from homes broken by divorce—the I
motto in Nevada is—"Life is short; I
let us be men\v.”
This new competitor in the New!
World to Monte Carlo or the Old, |
has all tire pleasures which give a i
thrill ot the heart of man, when!
his winnings at the faro table can j
afford to pay for them. One thing
is lacking as yet, but as the ban-!
ishment of so-called reform is only
in its initial stage, that, too, wili
come in time, a haven where lovers
can forget, similar- to the SuicWe
club of the Riviera.
Around Our TOWN
By RENN DRUM.
For the history books: Pink was the given name of the first man
child bora to Shelby after Jimmy Love, the harness maker, .squared off
a circle of land and gave it to the baby county of Cleveland as a site for
the county seat.
Pink who? Well, that's another matter.
Some folks say Pink Alexander was the first person bora in the new:
county-seat town; others ’low as how it was Pink Jackson.
Just which .Pink was Shelby’s first-born may never be definitely
known, for, y’see, both pinks were born the same night.
What a pity It is that some afficient midwife did not set down the
hours of the arrival of the two Pinks. But, as we said at the outset, the
given name of the first person born in Shelby was Pink. No one can
Just as a matter of information: Who is the oldest automobile driver
to Shelby? This colyum knows one 70-year-old gentleman who pilots hk
own car about town daily. Know anyone older?
“Town Rounder: Say, bo, some of your readers must be pie-eyed and
poor observers. Any number of young squirts have been entered as Shel
by’s most handsome men. Let me tell you this: Hizzoner Mayor Sim A.
McMurry is Shelby's handsomest man. I’ll put him up against any man
in the state. —BVD."
And that eliminates former Mayor W. N. Dorsey as one of the judges
we’d figured on to help decide this good-looking-man contest.
Here's something else we’d like to know: Who owned the first bath
tub in Shelby?
That ought tc establish family prestige even more than coming over
on the Mayflower.
(On the “mum" to readers: Why’n heck don't you answer some of
these question? Just sit out there and read and never say a word back.
That’s no way to carry on a conversation.)
A mite of a boy was in Steve’s drug store last week and some of the
drugstore cowboys were questioning him, hoping to have some fun
“How many sisters have you, son?” they queried.
"Two married and one living,” the unperturbed youth rcnlled
Now, go on and worry that one out for yourself.
About a half century ago an eight-year-old Cleveland county farm
boy rode a straight-eared mule into Shelby one day to see the sights He
hitched his mule over near the present location of Central Methodist
church, right by the office and residence of Dr. Williams. The door to the
physician’s office stood open and the curious, eager-eyed farm lad walk
ed In. Dr Williams at that time owned the only skeleton In Shelby and
It stood Just Inside his office door. The unsophisticated country boy gave
one peep, saw the skeleton, gave one shriek and leaped out the door.
The first thing he noticed was that his mule had Jerked loose from
the hitching post and was gone. Glanctng across the court square he saw
the mule grazing among the bushes on the square on the southwestern
corner. The square in those days was covered with bushes of every kind.
The frightened youth, hurrying to get away from the skeleton and hur
rying, likewise, to get his pencil-fall, broke a speed record going across
the square Just before he reached the court house he ran headlong
into a big thorn bush. Such was his fright that he tore loose and kept
going. In about ten steps he realized that he had tom the lost shred
of his pants off in the thorn bush. He had to have that mule however,
or walk home, and he kept travelling.
To this day that country lad for 50 years ago remembers how he felt
as clad only In his shlrttail he slid across that mule's back. And he still
remembers the skeleton.
The boy’s name. Incidentally, was Debro D. Wilkins. In luter years
he became sheriff of Cleveland county and Is now state automobile in
To make life easier on the hard-working farmer one big fertilizer
company Is eliminating the best known test for strength farm boys ever
In bygone rainy days when husky farm lad.? gathered about :U
country store, sawmill, or cotton gin, the conversation sopn got iround
to'physical prowess. At first to settle the arguments the boys might
wrestle Indian style or •brttches-hold." but sooner or Inter the left
moved around to a fertilizer sack. The fellow Who could shoulder s>
200-pound guano bag and carry it the longest distance was usually an
outstanding character in every neighborhood. Hundreds of eminently
successful men of today can clearly recall how they struggled in the dim
and distant past to get a guano sack on their backs
Now the days of that favorite test seem to be numbered. In the last
issue of The Star is an ad of the Chilean Nitrate of Soda firm telling of
the qualities of the new 100-pound bag, "the bag without a backache."
That's what progress will do for you.
Shelby shorts: Beg pardon, two Shelby bankers smoke cigarettes. . .
. The new music teacher. Mr Lewis, at Shelby high must be a go
getter. He has the school band going at full blast. Lend 'em an ear at
the next baseball game .... A close observer says that so far brunettes
dominate the beautiful girts entered In the Miss Shelby contest. But he
adds that the two blondes entered are plenty able to hold their own .
F M , we hear, has ambitions to become a ventrlloqlst . .... If the Rey
nolds company had postponed that new Camel wrapper contest a few
weeks, we are positive that we would have won the prize, Our summary
of tire Improved qualities brought about by the cellophane wrapper would
have been: “The new luxury stamp Imposed bv the legislature will not
stick on the cellophane wrapper” ..... Every week-end now, and oc
casionally In between, a covey of Shelby automobiles may be seen trek
king towards Bridgewater ... Ralph Gardner, the governor’s son home
cn a vacation from prep school, looks huskier than ever. Wonder where
he'll be playing football next fall ... A comely young brunette pops up
with the Information that those plump women who went to see Marie
Dressier in “Reducing” to get a few tips on taking off poundage were
really sunning away from the best tip of all "The working end of a broom,
regularly applied." she says, “will do more than anything else to main
tain that girlish figure.'
Did you know—that the caretaker of Sunset cemetery works with
more men under him than any other man in Shelby?
Go on over to the cemetery, count the tombstones and figure it out
Boiling Springs College On
Accredited List Of Schools \
Plant Has a Value of $113,000. Hus
Enrolled :i,000 and 700 Grad
uates Since 1007.
jBy It. L. BOLTON.)
A letter to Dr. Wall, president of
Bolling Springs Junior college, from
Dr. Thurman Kltchin. president ol
Wake Forest college, states that the
following junior colleges in North
Carolina are recognized as being on
the accredited list at Wake Forest:
Boiling Springs. Campbell. Daven
port, Loutsburg, Mam Hill, Mitchell,
Peace, Plneland, St. Marys, Weaver.
M a high school. Boiling Springs j
was organised in 1007. From 1007,;
until the present, about 3,000 stu
dents have been enrolled. Seven
hundred have gone forth as grad
uates. Scores of its graduates have
entered the teaching profession. A
former .superintendent of education
of Cleveland county. J. Y. -Irvin,
said that there was a time in the
history of Cleveland county, when
best prepared teachers came from
Boiling Springs high school, more
than one-half of the rural teachers
at a certain period of the count?'*
educational history, came from
Scores of Bolling Springs grad
uates have gone through senior col
leges. and many through theologi
cal seminaries. One young wom
an. a graduate of the school. Is a
missionary In Korea, serving under
the Presbyterian board. One young
man. a graduate, is serving as a
missionary In Cuba.
As a Junior college, Bolling
Springs, has functioned a little more
than two years. Seven graduates
have enrolled in Wake Forest, since
it became tv junior eolege. AD seven
are making creditable records, one
of them being the outstanding de
bater at Wake Forest, AH of the
seven art taking an active part in
the college life at Wake Forest.
About 80 percent' of the students
at Boiling Springs, during Its his
tory, have come from Cleveland
county, a number of its graduates
are active In the business life of
Shelby The special effort at the
present time. In this emergency ap
peal, is to put new spirit and life
into this school, which has done so
much for Cleveland county and this
section. If you have not made a con
tribution, send it in at once, as this
special effort closes within s few
Nine students In the present en
rollment are from Shelby. Five of
the school's graduates are In the em
ployment of the First National
bank of Shelby.
The plant at Boiling Springs Is
worth *143,000. The endowment Is
*9.000. Total liabilities are $34,883.M.
Bills collectible. $11,790.37.
Senator J. Ham Lewis predicts
four political parties In 1933. No.
no. Jim. we really haven’t enough
graft for the two we now have —
Hubbard tore.) Enterprise.
I’ve ridden the
in white water
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