By Gr»! MeOn
VVb. ■ _ -~-r^
X had the pleasure of save drop
ping two ladle# white the conversed
In a department store the other
day. They were Interesting a* wall'
•t perelstrnt talkers, end they evi
dently knew their slang Their
names were not Sudle and Judie,
therefor I will call them Sudle and
Judie and here's what they said:
Sudle: "Personally and confident
ially. I detest 1hls "Wear Out ton'"
movement. Cotton Is too .scratchy to
suit me. Ain't the spring styles Just
Judie: "Speaking of them new
creep machine evening dresses, I
must say cheese cloth la mighty
high: this 'scream' te• glB.TO.”
Sudle “Wa re thinking or getting
a new car. The old boat, is all shot.
John says hla bonus won't be moreii j
half towards the one he's picked out,.
The man has drove us out every
day since he heard that John would
get a bonus."
Judie "Well. Bill had a set of
badly faallng arches, and he never
had a chance to go to Europe to
light. He cried like a baby when
they turned him down. I only wish
he had of gone A bonus would
come lit mighty handy right now,"
Sudle “hooka old Mrs. Grab
tree over thwe trying on that pink
lingerie. If.I had her figger, I’d go
to a cotton gin and have them bale
me up with bagging and ties She
looks like a bungalow in transit."
Judie: “i have been leaning »
little towards over-weight myself
here of late, but yeast and leaving
off Irish pots toes is holding me
down By the wuy, got a stick of
gum: I'm sorter Wrlgley”
Sudle: “Ain’t got none. Toll me
T. W. Ebeltoft
Grocer and Book
Phone — 82
Have Your Eyes Examined
DRS. H. D. & R. L.
Office Over Paul Wchb &
Son’s Drug Store.
Civil Engineer And
Farm Surveys. Sub-divis
ions, Plats and General
* Phone 417 -
Wwtw I mi a child, if I
I <ttd not feel well, er if 1 h.d ■
. a cold, my mother gar* m
> BUdTbraoghi,” aajra Mn.
I Omh* Hill, of Wofford, Ky.
| "Wheal was aianiM, it be>
«aa* a fhmily medidae ia
ay wwa home, aa it was ia
]W01£SM wto ur* wa-Cowia.
*v»ry (costs, •HwuSI
tiw v ~ ■ - ■■
Carju. C»e4 Jot ov&r St *»r* I
the Redds Is about busted. The old
man couldn't meet his last building
and loan, and the man told John
that they didn’t Intend to let him
skip more than two dues. Thank
goodness we have kept ours up, but
you see, John re-ftnanoed htaself.” |
Judle: "Things Is mighty high j
tills spring with everything else so.
cheap. Them hose there ought to
fetch about M cents and no more: I
got a pair of 'em last week and 1
had to leave Mrs. Smith’s before the
party was half over. They started
a run at my ankle and the last
time I looked down, they was still
running and they ran all the way
up, and I says to myself—‘*1-68
gone; and In a miouts I was gone
too. Ooffldh’t possibly stay on half
Uudle; “Got n servant now?"
Judle: "Mops. Yoo?"
Sudtc: "A girl comes svary Tues
day and stays till Wednesday. Hart
er give her a dollar just for that.
John has to go to work at 7 every
morning: too early for ma— no use
for me to bother cooking a little
something to eat for Just one per
son, so lie either doe* without, or
get* something at the coffee shop."
Judle; "You shopping this morn
Sudic: “Yes. Looking for a spring
coat. Been doing so everyday for
three weeks- Nothing In this punk
town that suits me. Think 1 11 or
der for one, or run over to Hlcks
burg some sadday after John gets
out of the barbershop.”
Judle: “BlU’s been laid off Things
mighty dull In the poolroom busi
ness right now He's thinking of
trying a drug store If he can get
anybody to back him. He worked in
one once. Notice they never go
audio: “Yes, them’s all right, but
so was barberlng till the women quit
bobbing their gourds. Now it. take* a
jane to fix their lmlr, and that has
cut John’s business down cotmlder
nble. Lets go: Two or three more
stores to shop up before 1 go home.
Teas And Harmony.
The happiest time of my life
struck me when I was about 7 years
of age. The thing that made me so
happy was a 5-cent mouth organ
that old Santa Claus brought me.
She was made in Germany and had
14 holes In it.
: . ' '-t ..
Now, talks, it wassent very long
after I took that thin* out of my
stocking till I was an authority on
mouth organs. I blowed It so hard
the first few hours, 1 sprung one of
tier keys, and had to lake her down
and fix It so's it would never blow
By noon of that eventful Christ
mas day, my Ups and Jaw* were ao
sore from having that Instrument
slid backward and forward acroes
them. I eoulddent eat soup. I had
never heard but one tune, and that
was "Coon shine.” They say I could
play her fine in less than a week.
Being a pretty good mechanic, 1
kept my musical monstrosity (the
only one rver seen in that com
munity! in fine trim. She was made
by Mr. Hebnerrh> German*’, and I'll
never forgot how pretty and shiny
her sides were. I lost the nut off the
belt that held the sides on up to
wards the keen keys, but I bradded
the old huzzy, and she was O. K
I would let any of die little nig
gers blow my mouth organ provided
they would cut my stove-wood, or
slop my hogs, or shuck my shucks
tor the cows, or tote water for the
ash-hopper, or do any other chores
that I had to account for. (N. B.
Germs had not arrived In America
at this time.)
By the tenth day of my owner
ship of this handful of music, she
sounded something like this whfcn I
blew it: "Pza-zzz-eke-zzz-nz” but I
carried the tune right along regard
loss of the mtnof discords. I play
ed several times for the blaek coons
and the white brkts to shuffle by,
but I played so fast, they eoulddent
near shuffle to my time.
T often wonder how many bar*
re Is of slobbers we younguns Mowed
through that mouth organ. (Of
course, only the ones that paid me
In some way ever got a chance to do
any blowing). I worked constantly
on my treasure. I got aO's I could
take the sides off and put them
back in the dark. It got sand and
stuff in it and by March, she bad
just about played her last tune, so
I swapped her for a pet rabbit
which got aWay the next day and
I haven’t seen her since.
NOTICE TO THE VOTERS OF SHELBY,
NORTH CAROLINA, AND SHELBY SPE
CIAL CHARTER SCHOOL DISTRICT NO,
This li to hereby notify ail cltioeas o!
the city of Shelby. North Carolina, and
Shelby Special Charter School District No
33. that the uodoraisnad hat bean appoint*
ed registrar for on election to bo hole on
tha first Monday In May. mi. far tha
alection of a mayor and a baa'd of alder
man for tha etty of Shelby. forth cam*
liaa; and alio for tha etactlop of a achoo!
board for tha oforaaoid district ess soma
data. This is to further notify all eltiaana
vho are no mistered votara of tha city
of eholby or said school diatridt that
ihosa who are qualified to resistor under
tha law may resistor with tha uCdersi«ned
between tha hours of tuarus end sunset,
extent Sunday*, for twenty (SO) days next
pracoodfes tha first Monday In May. ISJI
This the 13th day af Marah. ml.
r. K JPCXDAU, Naslswar.
DR. S. F. PARKER
- PHYSICIAN -
>ffice Phones 64 end No. 2
Kfaiidtnce Phoae 129-J
Around Our TOWN
By ItEMN DRUM.
A «e«k of rainy Saturdays tn a row. Enough of a good thing Is al
ready too much for Shelby merchants.
By the Charlotte Observer we as* that St last thi Democrats have
found a man to run against Hoover Who is In every respect similar to
Hoover. He IS Gov. Whit* of Ohio and The Observer headline says
"White Is Neither Moist Nor Dry.”
We bet the fellow who wrote thst headline could have pissed a lulu
over the Wiskersham report
•‘Wonder how many people,” wonders Mr. W. D. Bablngton, sr., "re
member the first circular saw operated In Shelby and what year It waaf”
A fellow signing himself "Zo Fllegfeld" thinks s good entrant for thS
Miss Shelby contest could be found "by taking s peep at ttas secretary at
the office of the judge of recorder s court.”
Another anonymous not# Informs. "In Shelby there are two sisters
who should be In that beauty contest. One’s a blonde, the other a brun
ette; one’s married and it wouldn’t be hard for the other to get thst way
if she hankers to.”
Such mystery! Notes of that type will have the street oome« filled
with people looking and wondering—that Is, they would if this eolm had
enough readers to fill one corner.
Here’s aae fee the fellows who were boys not so terribly long ago:
Jesse Washburn. Shelby boy who made good in High Point, wonders how
many remember “Speelo’s" candy kltchln, located where the Sam E1US
shop is now. The firm was Vassas, Speelo. and Vassas—or somethin*
stuttered out about like that.
THIS ON* MAKES US DISET
Seems as It we • Ur ted something when we began swapping pus
sling questions with those alert students In the No. 3 school down in the
lower part of the county. From them comae a list of questions which
they desire answered by this department and J. L. P., a contributor.
The questions follow:
1. Tf a man were to die and will his three sons seventeen
horses; the oldest son to receive one-half the hones, the next one
tMrd of the horses, and the third son wanted one-ninth of the
horses, how many would each receive?
2. Does a cow turn clock-wise or counter clock-wt»« in wind
ing her chain around a stake—and why?
3. Why does a plant bear the second time in one season?
4. If a man were to give you one hundred dollars and tell
you to buy one hundred head of animals, consisting of hogs, oows
and sheep, and you gave 50 cents each for the sheep, $3 each for
the hogs, and »10 each for the cows, how many of each would you
get for the |100?
3. Does a peanut bloom make seed?
6. If a man had $100 to spend for a horse, saddle, and bridle
and paid half as much for the saddle as for the horse, and half as
much for the bridle as for the saddle, how much does he pay for
7. What are the correct proportions of the United States flag?
g. If Mr. Whites Ids married Mr. Blackburn's sister, and Mr.
Blackburn married Mr. Whiteside’s daughter, what relation would
Mr. Whiteside's children be to Mr. Blackburn’s children?
9. What Is the difference between Uncle Sam, an old maid
and a rooster?
10. What is the color of a beet blossom?
J. L. P. and the other readers can flounder and try to answer those
10 qusstlot|s If they desire, but not ut. Only two of them would we dare
answer, the first and eighth. In the first one we'd sell the seventeen
horses and get each of the three boys an Austin automobile. We'd answer
the eighth by aalAtg another question: Who said the Blackburns and
Whitesides had any children? Anyone who can make a grade-hotter
than 30 on the others should be able to make a pluperfect 100 on the en
trance examination at the well known Institution at Morgan ton. But we
thank the No. 3 youngsters; they’ve given the two or three readers of
the department something to think about all summer.
Over at the county oourt house last week a colored man was wash
ing the interior walls. Accidentally he knocked down the sign over
Sheriff Allen's ofTlow-the sign that reads “Office of the Sheriff.” A look
er-on Th the lobby yelled at him, "Look out there, big boy, you’ll be get
ting yourself In Jail with stunts like that.”
The colored fellow flashed a set of whits teeth that would turn
Pepeodtnt Amos ’n’ Andy green with envy and answered only with an
Then somebody explained: “He’s not worrying about going to Jail.
They just took him out long enough to wash those walls.”
•Shelby Short*: The oldest local automobile still in service to be re
ported as yet to a 1917, 0-46 Bulck, once a touring car but now a truck,
and owned by W. L. Sutherland. H. MacOonnell, the poultryman, has
one the same age. Now for some more entrants? ..... Maybe you didn’t
know that back in the days when he was a farm boy W. A. Pendleton, the
music dealer, wes offered a job as a cartoonist In Philadelphia..
And this Is the 19th, but not Friday.We’ll not believe It’s spring
until someone sees a snake on the court square ..... From U R 8, at
Falls ton: “Wonder how many football fans who saw that picture of the
late Knute Rockne In The star realise that a North Carolina ooaeh fay
on him enough to be a brother! Casey Monte” .... And Ikey Griffin,
from over yonder in Turkey, wherever that Is, If coming to town oh a
visit.... It was Just nine yean ago and a Uttle more—Jan. 9,1933—that
Mr. C. Harris Hardin, an up-and-coming young man. sold his interest m
the Ellis transfer firm and returned to The Mar to pound a lino ....
That was about the time Joe Nash left Shelby to manage the OUmer's
store at Statesville ...... And the Cleveland Sprints road was closed
then as grading started tor the new rood that is now so bloomin’ bumpy
.Remember Andy LeventlsT
twine s SAL*.
*7 virtu* of til* power of tele
In s dsed of trust executed by Benjamin
CurtU and wife to C M. Xtuitk.
us indebtedness to tbe
_ „ urln* «
onlsl Life Insurance company. of
roust. X. e.. OB AUfUtt IMS. 13M. said
deed of trust recorded la book 1U of
of trust. tt(S IH. IB tbe office of
ster of deed* of Cleveland eeuaty.
default hsvln* boots made Us
Us* payment of the indebtedness thereby
secured. X. es trustee. *iU sail for each to
the hifbest bidder at subtle ouetleu et the
court house door Us the too* of
x. e, on
Saturday May Mb.
at U o cloak u.'. ths tellawui* dasaelbed
real aatete. situated tn No. 0 township.
Cleveland aeussty, N. a. tbeegt one mile
eatt of Shelby. Oft hlehwty Ko. M ad
Jointly I4q4ji of Oirlxir Lind teen*
ptny. j t> AUeo and atbare, add beund
ed at follows.
bsglnftlu* at as iron ttsha la'the north
sdfo of the Charlottt«4 shevllle etato
ruthway. the tame bear els (oat from the
ed«o of the as via*, a corner of the ©t.-d
nar Ladd ooauetny. and runs thanes *. Id
*■ ISO fast Vttb the north ed*e of said
htChvray to a etaka. els feat from the
bavin*; thtbae a new Une X. SO detract
afsd so minutes X. Mi l feat to a bine at
the corner of the woods, thonso X. 0.10
n mutts w. ua foot to a sums. Rodney
Mtansy's comer thence with Muishey*«
Une X- *t W. US.S feet to a stake, a cor
ner of the Gardner Land eomeeny. thence
with their Une 1 1 ! feet to a
.elOeO. Ultsc rn.eiw.ai* ***a ee see ha>
tinaX- mmHiilm U4i
W )Mi>C tha Uut Mtid B
>■4 wltt. C«r» X. Curtla. by it.
alar m« ail*. m< 1
. U Ann*. by «•*<!
uU mHM la baal
MO. af tha tifbM'i
maty. K. C. u4 by
taada by J. D. Alla*
*!•» MM VUb. MM
Satad MX «. 1MT.
MJ af (Ml. tin
(On at QmmIam __
tx aairaatlaa Ml aid by X D. AXA
MU with ui Laa A. Wiittui U( «ntt 4a
July 4tk. Ittb. Ml (MUM IB boAk 3-T.
Ub? ^**tat*r* 0<ftM ^ Cttuo
Tha a bora ml aatata la a*M aubjaat io
»*y unpaid taaaa that Bay axial ayaUMt
tala AMD 4th. UU.
C. M. KAOAU, Truataa.
Bybura M Xoay, Attya. It AHA
tJOMxswnutom i m61iCx~
Xaviay tbit day uuAUttad aa admlAlatra
ttr ot tha aatata at Kllaa raan, daetatad.
at Clavalaad aauACy. North Carollaa. oa
Uaa la fcarahy ftvaa that all aaraoaa haw
IX Otaiaa ayalxat tha itll
araaaxt teas to «a proearty
aayattst ex at batata tha Tth day m
Uarah. UU, at *Vy natiae wtU X fHa fad
a bat at any racooaty tbarood. All pat*
wi a*X IX *ald aatata will piaaaa
aaatt Ukttadlata rnlXnl to X uAdar*
•kaad. TMa Marah tth. UU.
W. C. AAA62. AdBlBlattaaO a! X
tAt• ox pin flfim iimni,
•t Mar M
STAR AD VS- PAYS
As Man Destiny
Bren Think Ex-Cowboy, Indian
Plyhler, In Line For High
Washington.—Hidin' with the wind
Patrick Jay Hurley, one-time Ok
lahoma mule skinner and cow
puncher, has breezed Into the fore
front of national police.
Product of “America’s last Iron- ,
tier,” One of the handsomest and
best-dreeeed men in Washington,
the 48-year old secretary of war has
been'pictured TMiV"niaH of destiny”
by seme political observers of the
He ha* been prominently and per
sistently mentioned in oapital oir
cMe a* a possible choice for Repub
lican national chairman if Senator
Fes* relinquishes that poet, or a*
President Hoover’s running mate in
INI should Curtis of Kansas decline
to enter the race.
Should Hurley decide to toe* hi*
hat into th* vioe-preeldsnuel ring
(although he hlmsslf ha* not indi
cated h« would), he hae available a
large and striking assortment of
headgear, ms collection of hard and
soft hats. Of straws and sombreros,
is almost as voiumninou* as his li
brary of fins books. While he is no
playboy, his wardrobe rivals that of
Mayor Jlmy Walker of New York.
Friendly, cultured and witty, he Is
—perhaps unconsciously—a great
showman. He is on* of the eaatlest
men to see In Washington and there
is an almost constant stream of per
sons going and coming in hie office
in the massively mid-Vlotorlan old
state, war and navy building.
Born in the Chootaw nation, in
what then was Indian Territory,
Hurley as a boy drove mules in a
coal mine. At 14 he was a oow
puncher. With the aid of a college
president who became interested in
him, he started a college oouree.
There followed an A. B. degree, law
school and admission to the Okie
He praotloed law, acquired bank
ing interests, was a builder and an
oil operator. A national guardsman,
toe enlisted when the United States
entered the World war and went
overseas. He became a major and
lientenant colonel, participated in
the Meuse-Argonne and other of
fensives, and was cited for gallan
try In action.
Barly & Hoover supporter Be M
ranked among those cloeest to the
president. Mrs. Hurley was Mlsa
Ruth Wilson, daughter of Admiral
Henry B. Wilson, who was ootn
mander-ln-chlef of the United
States fleet and superintendent of
the naval academy. They have
three children, Patricia, Ruth and
"So you remember way back to
the Revolution, do you?”
“Yessa. De Revolution and Glnl
Washington an’ all dem. Sure do."
“Perhaps you were a witness to
the fal of Rome?”- — .
“NoSsa. Ah didn’t exactly see hit,
but Ah reeoleet hearin’ somethin’
A Pew Preliminaries to Look After
Mai you made all arrangements
for your manage, Mandy?
Wall, not quite all, Dinah. I’s got
to buy a trooso, and rant a house
an’ get my husband a job, and ouy
him a good suit o’ close an' gat some
rsglar wadhin’ work to do. An’ when
them’s done Ah kin nama the happy
First—to Ike Jouglb. Than in
the oven. Yoe can ba sura
«f perfect bakings in using—
If A* BAKING
fOR OVta40 YEARS
25 ounces for 25c
Ml t. HONS Of POUNDS USED
. BY OUB COVtRNMINT
| ASK ABOUT OUR SAVINGS PLAN
MATURING SHORT NUMBER YEARS, VERY
SMALL DEPOSITS NECESSARY.
See THE ROYSTER COMPANY, INC. j'
STATE AGENTS — SHELBY, N. C.
The Conservative Life Insurance Co., i
WHEELING, WEST VA. ]
> as twm-mi'M'wu w mm mm uvwio
— QUEEN CITY COACH LINES —
FOR, ASHEVILLE, CHARLOTTE, WILMINGTON,
‘ FORTtSHEVIELYT AND INTERMEDIATE
LEAVE SHELBY:—9:45 a. m.; 3:45 p. m.: 8:45 p. m.
FOR CHARLOTTE AND INTERMEDIATE
LEAVE SHELBY:—7:40 a. m.; 11:10 a. m.J 1:40 p.
m.; 4:40 p. m.; 9:40 p. m.
FOR WILMINGTON AND INTERMEDIATE
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FOR FAYETTEVILLE AND INTERMEDIATE
LEAVE SHELBY:—7:40 a. m.; 11:10 a. m.; 1:40 p. m
— FOR FURTHER INFORMATION — PHONE 450 —
QUEEN CITY COACH COMPANY
Build With Brick
DELIVERIES FROM PLANT TO JOB
When in need of FACE OR COMMON BRICK writ* us,
or phono 75m, Mt. Holly, N. C. With our fleet of trucks,
we can make quick deliveries to jobs, savins' freight and
double handling, thereby putting brick to Jobs in much
FOR SERVICE AND QUALITY
KENDRICK BRICK * TILE CO.
MOUNT HOLLY, N. C.
LAST MONTH IN WHICH TO PAY
Every piece of property on which county taxes are
net paid by May let will be advertised for sale the first
week in June. \ ■
! am compelled under the law to collect all county
taxes by May 1st or sell the property and I have no
other discretion in the matter
I. M. ALLEN, Sheriff Cleveland
SAFE ARE you
IF YOU think of danger In terms of
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biles, machinery and the like, please
remember that more than 7,000 lives
were lost last year in American homes
as a result of fire.
More than 60 per cent of all fires occur
in homes. The “safety" of your hearth
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To improve such conditions the Stock
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The Department of Building Construc
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