The Cleveland Star
SHELBY, N. O.
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THE STAR PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC.
LEE B WEATHERS ____ President and Bditoi
& ERNES! HOEY ___Secretary and foreman
RENN DRUM __.................... News editor
I* E DA It ........... .._... Advertising Manager
Entered as second class matter January l. 190ft. at the postoruce
at Shelby. North Carolina, under the Act ot Congress. March i. UT7«
We wish to call your attention to the tact that it is and naa oeen
our eastern to charge five cents per line (or resolutions ot respect,
cards ot thanks and obituary notices, after one death notice has
been published. This will be strictly adhered to.
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 1931
Just one more week of mum campaigning and it will be
city .election time in Shelby.
It's this time o’ year, what with the spring fever and
increasing heart trouble, that many of us decide it is better
to let grass grow under our feet than over our hear.
Mickey Walker, one of the champion boxers, is having
his marriage annulled after 28 days of matrimonial bliss (?).
That’s a mighty short time for any of the current crop of so
called fighters to remain in a clinch.
THIS DRATTED THING WORK
THERE ISN’T ANY SUCH scene to be seen from the win
dows of The Star as a white sail filling in the breeze
over the blue waters of the Pasquotank. But within our
gaze is the dark green of the court square and the tranquil
ity and freshness of spring that lurks in every corner of the
natural diamond set in the heart of Shelby. Enough in it
self to make us feel at intervals as did Editor Herbert Peele,
of The Elizabeth City Advance, when he penned the follow
ing: -■ . .....
We do not admit that, we are lazy, that by nature
we shun labor, or that any man exceeds us in ambition.
But, looking from our desk at the deep blue of the Pas
quotant river—with a leaning white sail a hundred
yards out—with a little breeze coming in the open win
dow and the sunshine warm and bright outside—with
these things to plague and harass, it. does seem to us
that some way could be found to do away with this
thing they call work.
HARD TIMES AND BASEBALL
THOSE WHO TAKE TIME to look at the attendance figur
es given below the box score of the baseball games on
the sport pages will note that the business depression—or,
to be more exact, hard times—has bad little effect upon the
appeal of the national pastime. Why? First of all, more
people have nothing to do now than is ordinarily the case in
the springtime. But that is not a complete answer. Base
ball cames nearer being the average man’s game than any
other, and all men must have some play and amusement in
their lives. Then there is the financial side: The other
sports have become costly, too costly for many with times as
they are. A seat at a big prize fight may cost from $5 to
920. Football admissions range from $1 up. This and that
sport and amusement cost considerably. But it still takes
only a pole and line and a can of worms to go fishing, and
never more than a dollar, usually under that, for the aver
age man to see a baseball game.
And had you noticed—Babe Ruth is swatting ’em long
and hard as are the other clouters although it was said as
how the new ball is heavier and deader ?
SHOWING THEIR HORSE-SENSE
FROM ALL REPORTS Cleveland county farmers are this
year exhibiting the type of good, sound horse-sense that
has classified them among the leading farmers of the South.
Which is to say that general indications are that the
farmers of the county plan to live at home this year and)
next and are basing those plans upon a sound foundation.
This idea is gathered in part from the report of the :
county agent who says that the corn acreage in the county j
this year has been materially increased. He adds, too. that
the coming of fall will in all likelihood see the largest wheat
crop in the history of the county.
Those things are cheering. They speak well of prospec
tive conditions in the months ahead.
' When a farm section produces enough corn and wheat
for its own use there is very little to worry about. Want
and hunger will give very little trouble about the doors of
those who live in such a section.
Recall the names of those farmers in the county who re
cently filed in The Star list as farmers who have never been
forced to purchase corn or wheat except on one or two oc
casions when drought or disaster made it necessary. Those
farmers are today well-to-do and prosperous. They are con
sidered the backbones of the community in which they live.
They are men ■who can be relied upon and men who come
A big corn crop and a big wheat crop should give North
Carolina's champion cotton producing county a pretty good!
balance for 1931-32. This being true, the future looks
brighter and brighter, > <
NO COMMUNITY IS BLESSED WITH TOO
MANY CLINT NEWTONS
CLINT NEWTON IS DEAD!
| Somehow it is hard to sit down and write of farm crops,
politics, spring beauty, and things like that so soon after an
esteemed citizen of his type is claimed by death. It’s diffi*
cult to get back to the daily routine and move on. The pass
ing of a man of his calibre leaves too much of a yawning gap
in fhe activity and sentiment of a eommunitv to permit the
mind to readily adjust itself to the changed order of things.
His death, although not unexpected, is hard to comprehend;
it, to use a street expression, just will not sink in.
It isn’t enough, not by far, to say that Clint Newton was
a leading citizen, an able attorney, a beloved educator, a ca
pable Bible class teacher, an upright husband and father, and
a Christian gentleman. All those expression pay high trib
ute for one of his years, a man who never reached the two
score milepost in life, but it is not sufficient to say those
things—that Clint Newton was perhaps the outstanding man
of his years in a county that has produced many big men—
and pass on. There was more to Clint Newton than that.
To say what those other qualities were is exceedingly
difficult. They are qualities that mere words fall flat in
describing, just as words will not answer when strong men
in time of trouble grasp hands and say nothing, and as the
caress of lovers implies and conveys a deep-seated emotion
that is inarticulate. To succeed as he did in his limited num
ber of years despite many obstacles and hardships makes it
clear that in the man there were exceptional qualities. For
years he had known that his time on earth was limited. Ir
more recent years that disconcerting knowledge was accom
panied by pain and torture. Yet those who knew him best
knew Clint Newton as a cheerful man—a man wh« wore an
encouraging smile that spread cheer to others. Right and
wrong were clearly defined in his mind; he was a square
shooter. If there was a defect in his code—and who are we
to term such a defect regardless of the trend of the period?
—it was his inclination to be too soft-hearted, too thought
ful and too gentlemanly in rapid, harsh, and near heartless
manner in which the world lives and moves in these modern
At the age ot 37 he was considered one or me aoiesr
orators produced in a county that has an unexcelled record
for producing orators. Had he lived another decade or two
and become more widely known chances are that he would
have been ranked first or at least second among a group of
Cleveland county orators some of whom have attained more
than national fame. As it was, however, he lived long enough
for the people of Cleveland county lo rank him among those
of the type of which no county or community ever has too
many. In a little more than three decades, a big portion of
which was spent in preparing himself for life, he established
himself as an exceptional and promising young man. With
his outlook on things, his cheery nature, his ideas of fair
shooting, and his all-around gentlemanly demeanor he would
have been a popular leaders in any walk of life.
To his jbereaved family and those nearest and dearest to
him The Staf extends the sincere sympathy of an entire sec
tion. No man of his years, and few men of more years, in
Cleveland county could have passed and looked back upon
more heads bowed in sorrow. He made the world better for
having lived in it; his passing will refresh and renew the
ideals of others^ who have set before them the goal of a simi
AT SEABOARD DEPOT
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29TH
The Following Cash Price* Will Be Paid:
LEGHORN HENS _._____ 14c
COLORED BROILERS, 2 lbs. and up -_30c
COLORED BROILERS, Under 2 lbs. and
LEGHORNS _ 25c
ROOSTERS _ ...... 9c
DUCKS AND GEESE ______ 8c
CAPONS, 7 Pounds and Up..23c
CAPONS, Under 7 Pounds. 20c
SEABOARD FARMERS MUTUAL
By B. AUSTELL, President.
R. W. SHOFFNER, County Agent.
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Hanged from Tree
Coroner’s surgeons at San Diego,
Gal., announced an autopsy on
the body of Louise Teuber (above),
pretty 17-year-old giH, whose body
was found hanging from a tree
near La Mesa, had revealed evi
dence that a struggle preceded the
girl’s death., It was indicated the
girl was either dead or dying when
her slayer placed the noose about
her neck and pulled her body to
the limb of the tree.
Lost 47 Lbs.
In 3 Months and
Feels Years Younger
“I have been taking Kruschen
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continued taking one teaspoonful in
warm water every morning. I then
weighed 217 pounds, was always
bothered with pains in my back and
lower part of abdomen and sides,
j “Now I am glad tod ay I am a well
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will never cease taking my dally dose and
more than glad to highly recommend it
for the great good, that is in it V Mrs S.
A.- Solomon. New Bern, N. C : Jan. 1930 '
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i A bottle of Kruschen Balts that lasts
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[Take one half teaspoon In a glass of hot
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Attention to diet wtll help—cut out
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toes, butter, cream and sugar — the
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Try one bottle and if not Joyfully satis?
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BRINGING YOU GLAD TIDINGS
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