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Entered as second class matter January 1. 1906 at the poston tee
at Shelby. North Carolina under the Act of Congress. March *. i»7U
We wish to call your attention to the fact that it is and nas oeen
our custom to charge five cents per line for resolutions of respect,
cards of thanks and obituary notices, after one death notice has
been published, fills will be strictly adhered to.
WEDNESDAY APR. 1, 1931
The surest sign of prosperity will bo that of seeing the
employment offices forced into bankruptcy.
To those women who spend a major portion of the flay
in bed or lounging about the house the new style of wearing
pajamas during the day will not prove a novelty.
The "Around Our Town" column might stir up even
more interest in its memory tests by asking, "Remember
when a city election in Shelby has been this quiet ?
If the legislature holds together much longer, there may
not be so many candidates desiring to represent the good peo
ple in Raleigh next time. With the pay cut off even ginger
fizzes may not be bo numerous as some say they have been.
Fewer persons tried to beat a locomotive across the
track in 1930 than in 1929, informs the railway association.
Maybe ao, maybe so, but remember this is due to the 1929
casualties there were fewer persons left to attempt it.
Maybe the trouble with this country is, as Arthur Bris
bane wonders, that the biggest brains are in the bootleg
business. Taking up the mercenary viewpoint there may be
those who will ask, “Why not,? Isn’t that where the biggest
money is these days?”
“The senate,” avers The Charlotte News, “will have to
knock the sales tax in the head this week if that mean and
miserable measure is to be defeated.” Which makes it ap
pear as it The News thinks little more of the sales tax than
do a number of others, including a large number of little
business men who cannot see the justice of a taxation meth
od that would force many of them to close their doors and
join the army of unemployed to seek another source of earn
ing a living.
HAVE BETTER SENSE w
ONLY RECENTLY the political writers anticipated that a
big bloc of Southern delegates to the next Republican
convention might be organized against Mr. Hoover. The
underlying cause for the purported trouble is due, it was
hinted, to some ill feelings on the part of bosses who did not
get the sought opportunity of distributing the patronage
under Hoover. Mr. Hoover may have passed up several vet
eran Republican leaders in the South in custodian jobs for
Southern pie counters, but to a certain extent it was more
or less forced upon him due to offensive odors arising from
disclosures concerning the sale of certain offices in the
South and elsewhere by patronage distributors. But unless
something more serious than that, as Republican officials
look at such things or overlook them, develops there will be
no Republican split.
That’s one valuable assets the Republicans have; no
matter how much they become riled at each other at times
they always manage to adjust and smooth over their diffi
culties when a battle with the Democrats is in the offing.
One exception was when Wilson defeated the warring Roose
velt and Taft factions. The Democrats are the other way
’round: they seem disposed to hunt trouble in the nature of
crows to pick with members of their own party.
PEOPLE OP THIS SECTION will be interested in the fol
lowing editorial in The Charlotte Observer about a na
tive Shelby boy, Dr. J. Rush Shull, son of Mr. C. H. Shull:
The Observer last week made mention of a real es
tate deal of some consequence by the Salvation Army,
in purchase of a 5,000-acre tract of land, known as
Broadacres, located near Hoffman, in the Sandhills. The
Aberdeen Pilot figured that this purchase indicated lo
cation of a Home for Salvation Army folks, similar to
homes of other organizations, but The Observer was in
clined to see a hospital, arguing that the Salvation Army
has a way of looking after the welfare of other people
rather than that of its individual members. And a sana
torium it is to be, but not of establishment and operation
by the Army. Purchase of Broadacroi by the Salvation
Army furnished a sensation in the Sandhills. Sale of
the tract within a week, supplies another sensation. The
Pilot reports that the big property was sold to Dr. Rush
Shull and wife, Mrs. Eulah Haynes Shull, a transaction
that begins the creation of a big sanatorium and recup
. erative establishment in the Sandhills. “Shull,” inci
dentally remarks The Pilot, “is one of the foremost spe
cialists and research men in North Carolina, with a
prominent institution in Charlotte where he is recogniz
ed as one of the leading physicians of the South. Mrs.
Shull is of the Cliffside family of Haynes, those manu
facturers who have made that section one of the big in
dustrial spots of the South. Their mill interests are big
among the cotton industries of the country,”
Continuing a mighty interesting story, The Pilot
says that Dr. Shull, who has a large practice all over the
State, is well acquainted with the Sandhills country, and
fof some time he has been watching this section. With
some other associates he has developed plans for estab
lishing at Broadacres an institution which they believe
has advantages possessed by hardly anything else in the
I'nitcd States. The peculiar softness of the air, partly
because of the sandy soil which absorbs surplus mois
ture and which exercises an influence on the tempera
ture at ail seasons, thq purity of the atmosphere which
is uncontam mated by industrial surroundings that could
be objectionable, the character of the water supply, the
favorable altitude, the ease of access by the main line
of the Seaboard Railroad and by Highway No. 1 of the
Federal System, as well as many other features, have
appealed to the doctors. The new institution will not be
for tubercular eases, but for convalescents, restoration
of tired nerves and ailments that require rest and cafe.
It will he in line with the big scheme of play and rest
that characterizes the Sandhills resorts.
Dr. Shull has been giving some time to looking
over the Sandhills with the intention of establishing
such an institution, and when he found that a tract of
over 5,000 acres was to be had in the favorable location
Broadacres occupies, he lost no time in closing the deal.
This suits the Salvation Army, as the doctor had in
Washington some property which has been taken by the
Army and if will be made to serve the purpose of bar
racks and retreats that the organization is constantly
needing in that big city. Both are better served by the
transaction. The price involved as near as The Pilot can
gather is approximately half a million dollars.
Work will begin next week to carry out the plans.
For the start the big manor house on the place will be
remodeled so that it can be occupied by the sanatorium
as quickly as possible. The other buildings will be over
hauled and adapted for their purposes, and thus a nu
cleus for the new institution will be provided while the
more elaborate plans are maturing and in process. New
roads from the Fedaral highways will be built into the
important points about the property,, and minor details
will receive attention. Meanwhile plans will be outlined
for the bigger institution that is to follow as fast as it
can be created. It is evident that things are to move
around Hoffman this summer, and that this big sale
means a lot in every way to the Sandhills as a factor in
North Carolina progress and usefulness.
THEY’VE TRIED IT THERE
DOWN IN SOUTH CAROLINA they cannot comprehend
why this State even intimates that it favors a sales tax.
South Carolinians ought to know for they have tried “a
nuisance tax” in several forms. The Greenville News, a close
student of special taxation, cannot see much to either form
of special taxes but prefers the so-called luxury tax to a gen
eral sales tax.
‘Bad as these special taxes are,” says the News,
“they are greatly to be preferred to the general levy on
sales of all sorts. They are actually a direct tax on the
f COSMOS gT\
ALL the varieties tit which you
£\ are interested and which are
adapted to this section ate now
available in the Northrup, King
Si Co. seed box at a nearby
store. The seed is of as fine
quality as you can obtain at any
price; the packets are of standard
siae and weU (tiled; the display
box is convenient to select from
and the price is only .
consumer, which is passed on to him in full, with his
knowledge, on certain articles. They make the mer
chandising business a part of the tax collection machin
ery, and put it to some inconveniences, but they do not
create the difficulties that would be brought about by
the general levy on sales as a whole. The latter puts
the merchant in a difficult position. He must get the
tax back somehow, in the sum total of things, or sustain
losses and may-be be forced out of business, yet he is
subject to competitive selling which tends to force him
to absorb the tax, and tests his ingenuity to devise meth
ods of getting back from the consumers in some manner
this additional business ‘overhead.’ The North Carolina
solons apparently realize all this, but the need to get
even more money than the ‘luxury’ tax would raise, has
seemingly steeled them to support the general, indirect
levy, in order to carry out their program of cutting the
high local property levies.”
DO YOU WANT TO BUY OR SELL? #
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Catch 71 Foxes
Cherokee County Man Owns Extra
Fine Walker and July
8. A. Lee, of fbute 6, one of Cher
okee county’s well-known hunters
and dog trainers, has a pack of ex- ]
tra fine fox hounds. This fact Is
demonstrated by the record’ made oy
his pack in Allendale county, where
the dogs are being kept by H. A
Stack, chief of the Allendale police.
Mr. Lee, who has just returned
from a visit to Allendale, brought
the following clipping from the Al
"W. W Stack, father of chief of
police H. ^. Stack, bears the repu
tation of being the champion fox
hunter In this part of the countrv
“Mr. Stack, who is now 74 years
old, has 71 foxes to his credit so far
tills seacori, which he has captured
with the aid of his Walker and July
blooded fox hounds, which is con
ceded to* be a record In this state
Willie the Allendale paper did not
so state, the dogs used by Mr. Stack
belong to Mr. Lee.
Fewer Folks Try
To Beat I .ocomotive
Across The Track
Washington. —Fewer per. rvis tried
to beat the engine across the tra-!:
Fatalities due to highway grade
crossing accidents were the lowest
since 1922, but even so, 2,020 were
dlled and 5,517 injured.
The American Railway association
reported today that the fatalities
were 465 less than in 1929, or a re
duction of 19 per cent.
Other highway fatalities increas
ed approximately four per cent
There were 4,853 accidents at grade
crossings in 1930 and 5,975 in 1929.
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DON’T CHEAT YOUR HOME OUT
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— DON’T MISS THIS SALE! —
Pass up everything else and come at once
and buy Furniture and Home Furnishings
at the LOWEST PRICES ever offered in
OIL STOVES, MASCOT RANGES, KITCHEN CABINETS, TABLES,
HEATERS, RUGS, BED ROOM SUITES, LIVING ROOM J JiTES, SET
TEES, PORCH FURNITURE, ODD CHAIRS, ROCKERS, IRON BEDS,
SPRINGS, MATTRESSES, SMOKERS, CLOCKS, PICTURES, MIR
RORS, LAMPS, TAPESTRIES. DOOR MATS, WINDOW SHADES, CUR
TAINS, DRAPERIES, DISHES, NOVELTIES AND MANY OTHER,
ITEMS. FOUR FLOORS JAMMED.
This Sale Closes Saturday
Night, April 4th
-HUNDREDS OF ARTICLES FOR THE HOME —
BUY THIS WEEK AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE WONDERFUL
BARGAINS — AT WHOLESALE AND LESS THAN WHOLESALE PRICES.
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SHELBY, N. C.