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The Cleveland Star
SHELBY, N. C.
MONDAY - WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
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THE STAR PUBLISHING COMPANY. INC.
LEE B WEATHERS___President and Editor
S ERNIES’! HOST____Secretary and foreman
-*UENN ORUlVl _____ News editor
^ E DAIL _-_Advertising Manager
Entered as second class matter January 1, 1905. at the posiotttce
at Shelby. North Carolina, under the Act ot Congress. March », 187V
We wish to call your attention to the (act that it is and nas oeen
our custom to charge five cents per line (or resolutions ot respect,
cards ot thanks and obituary nottres, arter one death notice nas
been published. Tills will be strictly adhered to.
MONDAY', APRIL 27, 1931
No Star reader should pass up the opportunity of read- !
ing “Trader Horn,” a remarkable story based on actual ex
perience, which begins in today’s paper in serial form.
The Kings Mountain Presbytery in session last week
again exhibited its ability to recognize and honor capable
leaders by naming Rev. H. N. McDiarmid, of Shelby, as mod
erator of the Presbytery.
Reports from Washington have it that the Republicans
consider Calvin Goolidge as their ace-in-the-hole should the
outlook appear dangerous in 1932. And at that it must be
admitted that Poker-face Cal has all the qualities of a good
The neighboring city of Hickory is enjoying the general
recognition given leaders there by the service clubs, and why
blame them? The district governor of Kiwanis is a Hickory
man and last week at Greenville the delegation of Shelby
Rotarians stepped up to give their support to electing a
Hickory man as district governor of Rotary.
LOSE LEADING CITIZENS
AS THE HERALD SAYS, the neighboring town of Kings
Mountain has been hard hit by death In recent months.
The list of leading citizens taken includes Dr. O. G. Falls, Mr.
W. A. Mauney, Dr. J. G. Hord, Rev. Dr. I. S. McElroy, Mr. G.
E. Neisler, Mrs. D. M. Baker, and others. All were leaders
in their walks of life and patriotic citizens who did much to
advance the general interests of the eastern Cleveland town.
A consolation is that they left behind them a group of rela
tives and associates, trained under and with them, to carry
TOO MANY BITTER-ENDERS
WHEN THIS IS READ the general assembly may have
reached a compromise solution of the tax controversy,
but the odds are the other way around. Until the end of
last week the members of the joint committee from the sen
ate and house appeared to be just as obstinate and unmove
able as the two bodies themselves. At a long range our guess
is that the speaker of the house and the lieutenant governor
may have made one mistake in naming their committee mem
bers to seek a compromise: they named bitter-enders on each
side of the controversy instead of naming legislators with
strong individual opinions but who at the same time could
give and take. In bringing about a compromise between two
divergent views it is necessary to do some giving as well as
A WEEK FROM TODAY
JUST ONE WEEK FROM this morning and Shelby will be
in the midst of her biennial election. So far the cam
paign has been quiet and apparently there is no great amount
of interest in next Monday’s voting. The lack of political
talk, however, does not assure that the vote will be exceed
ingly light. The fact that the campaign has not been of the
type to get the entire city in an uproar with everybody and
his neighbor arguing about the outcome and the abilities of
the candidates is more or less pleasing. Such a campaign
is far better for a town than one in which there is much mud
slinging and far more talk than is necessary. A heated
campaign is seldom ever worth the price.
Who will win? Well, your guess, in view of the en
veloping silence, should be just as good as that of any other.
JOE GARIBALDI IS RIGHT
CITIZENS OF SHELBY and 'Cleveland county will readily
remember Joe Garibaldi, the veteran Charlotte business
man who is fond of dabbling in politics, who spoke here in
the campaign last fall. Incidentally, Mr. Garibaldi, a straight
from-the-shoulder talker as are most business men, is one
of Mecklenburg county’s representatives in legislature this
year. The Mecklenburg man has been an outstanding figure
in the assembly halls because of his method of saying just
what he thinks without embossing those remarks with gobs
of soft-soap and honeyed words as is the habit of the pro
Home for a rest he told reporters that he is somewhat
disappointed in that lawmaking has not proved all that he
thought it would. He went to Raleigh, as an honest busi
ness man would, with the idea of lopping several million dol
lars off the annual expense of the State. His idea was to
reduce taxes by reducing expenses. No wonder, then, that
he has been disillusioned. Instead of cutting expenses as
Governor Gardner advised, the assembly has boosted them
to a certain extent, and instead of cutting taxes the assem
bly has argued itself into a deadlock as to how taxes should
The Star has a hunch that we would all be better off if
the next assembly were pretty well made up of business
men of the Joe Garibaldi type with a good sprinkling of level
headed farmers tossed in
A uwve*. By
HOtPtK or rook
SEND THE BOYS TO TULSA
IN GREENSBORO LAST WEEK the Shelby High school
band, one of the best-trained groups of young musicians
in the histotjy of the State, won State-wide honors in Class
B. Schools for the third time. In other words, the Shelby
band is for the third time champions of the State for the
smaller cities and towns. All residents of this section who
have heard the youngsters in action realize that their win
ning was not in the nature of a fluke but came as deserved
recognition of ability,
Later in the year all State champion bands will assemble
in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to compete for the national champion
ship. Why not send the Shelby band?
The members of the band and their director, Mr. Lewis,
are already looking forward to the national event with eager
eyes. They have in mind a big operetta and concert at which
they would like to raise a portion of the money needed to
defray their expenses. Why not? Let the youngsters pre
pare an entertaining musical program, and they are capable
of doing so, then get the Parent-Teacher Associations in be
hind the ticket-selling drive and give them such a house as
will send them to Tulsa and back.
When a young outfit of that type wins State honors
three times do they not deserve the opportunity of competing
one time in a national contest? A number of the band mem
bers are mere tots in years but they have shown themselves
to be talented musicians. The Star would be highly elated
to see the band make the trip and about the city we believe
are scores of parents and citizens who will concur in that
What about it?
DRESS OF COTTON SACKS
REMEMBER THE OLD DAYS when certain undergarments
of many youngsters were made from flour sacks? If
you do, and many will, you may be interested in knowing
that the back-to-cotton movement has reached the stage
where enterprising women are learning that beautiful coat
suits and wearing apparel can be made from bleached cotton
This from Beaufort, S. G., in connection with the recent
cotton celebration at Greenwood:
“Miss Lula Chriesman, Beaufort county home demon
stration agent, is leading the way for the “back to cotton”
movement in Beaufort county. She is going the back-to
cotton movers by one better by utilizing into smart wearing
apparel and most attractive household accessories such lowly
articles as feed sacks, ordinarily thrown away or at least,
used as rags for cleaning.
“Miss Chriesman blossomed out into such a pretty lav
ender coat suit the other day that admiring women began to
ask where* she had purchased it. They were amazed to learn
that she had made it from feed sacks, which she had bleach
ed by soaking in kerosene over night and then washing sev
eral times and dyed.
“Six sacks were required to make the suit and the only
cost to Miss Chriesman was the price of the thread, five
cents. The suit was cut by an old one, so that even the price
of the pattern was saved. The material looks like linen, laun
ders beautifully and presents such a neat, stylish appearance
that no patriotic woman of the cotton belt would think of
wearing anything nicer looking.
“Miss Chriesman has also made a lovely luncheon cloth
with napkins to match. She trimmed the cloth and napkins
with bands of different colored material, all feed sacks dyed
the shade she wished, and the only cost of this set, which
would be a delight to any housewife, was that the hemstitch
ing required to set the trimmings on.”
A Cotton Yum.
Everybody is wearing cotton now.
I saw a girl tali out of an automo
bile this morning. Believe it or not.
they were cotton. I saw cotton bras
sieres in a show window yesterday.
I met an old ma*d heading her
poodle to the pic-lure show last
night—and denied it she diddent
have him (or nossiblv her) swine
tng onto one end ot a cotton rib
Yes sir, folks: the leavening is
sweeping gradually into the hyn%
It won’t be long now before ging
ham dresses will be considered
pretty. And petticoats, if they be
worn, will no doubt be cotton. They
would be cotton now if they could
be, as thin as the ladies would have
them. And cotton stockings ain't to
be sneezed at.
The would-be Chesterfields are
gradually getting away from rayon
and silk BVDs. A friend told me
that he noticed wrhlle discarding his
apparel In the dressing room at the;
golf course the other day, only a
men out of 5 had on silk undies,!
and they promised never to don;
such garments again. Why should
libt southern people wear cotton 1
clothing? Were it not for cotton, we
would be 10 times poorer than we
are now, and that would be power
ful poor, wouddent it Susie?
We are creatures of imitation. We
want something just like the other
fellow has. A few years ago we all
got so rich we thought we would be
disgraced unless we paid 50 dollars
for a 5-dollar article. The time has
come when folks will be more ap
preciated for what they wear and
pay for than what they dress-up
in and have charged—and forget
A walking delegates for the j
"Wear Cotton" movement met me |
on the street the other day and :
engaged me In conversation. I hap
pened to have on a necktie that
was not exactly all cotton, and do
you know—that dame wanted to
snatch It from around my neck?
She said that everything site had
on was made of cotton, and as I
had to take her word for it—be
cause it was broad-open daylight—!
I congratulated her. She complain- i
ed about having to pay $1.98 for a 1
pair of cotton hose, but they looked}
fine—as far as I could see.
We have got this cotton ball
a-rolling, now let’s keep it a-hop
ping along. After we show-off, toot
our horn for a season, show the
world how cottoneyed we are, we
must not stop and backslide Into
our silks and satins. This cotton
movement will have to be kept a
moving for 5 years to prove of very
much benefit to the south. I'll do
my part if you'll do yours.
How To Get Into the Pill Business.
I saw an “ad" in the paper the
other day which read something like
this: "Easy money. Work for us
during your spare moments. Riches
in reach of all. RLT made (45.00 in
2 hours. SKJ made $58.00 one aft
ernoon. You can do as well or bet
ter, Send 2-cents (stamp) for in
formation. Dr. L. Drawer 4,Chicago.
Well, folks. I thought If RLT and
SKJ could make all of that money
30 easy during the spare moments.
I’d get wealthy over night also I
had no spare time to spare, but I
felt that It would pay me to create
a few hours at $22.50 per each, like
RLT did, so I wrote Dr. L, a letter
seeking information, and I even air
mailed It to him. pretty soon I got
a blank to fill out and here's what
the doctor wanted:
Have y?u a car? Can you sell
pills? Have you any personality. If
so—how much? Have you a pleas
ing manner? Have you ever had any
experience in house-to-liouse can
vassing? Will you study our sales
talks if you decide to try out our
proposition? Do you drink, if so—
to what extent? Are you married,
if so—can you leave home for an
hour at a time without restraint?
And then the doctor's letter fol
lowed: "Dear Friend:—I know you
are interested in my proposition, or
you would not have written me.
Thousands of men and women are
reaping magnificent rewards sell
ing my famous Herb pills. No house
wife should be without them. Once
taken, they will never be forgotten.
They are gum-dipped, sugar-coated,
mild as moonlight, gentle as a
meadow breeze, not a gripe in a
million, and they contain no in
To begin with us, you have only
to send us $10.00 in cash as a
guarantee of good faith and upon
receipt of this money, accompanied
by your application we will send
you postpaid. C O, D. 12 boxes of
our pills, and you do not have to
pay a cent for them until your post
man delivers them at your door,
and he will collect the small sum of
75 cents per box, or $9 00 for the
consignment. You will have t;o
trouble selling these pils to your
friends at $3.00 per box, thus clean
ing up over 500 per cent.
We await your application and
remittance, and in the meantime—
we will go ahead and pack your pills,
James Polk writes—“Sold 45 boxes
this afternoon. Duplicate last order.'
Don’t wait, don’t hesitate. Now is
your opportunity. Yours truly. Dr
L., Drawer 4, Chicago.’’ (1 am indeed
sorry doctor that I cannot accept
your offer, as I can buy pills at
home on credit. Yours truly, Gee
ERWIN NAMED FOR
tendent of schools, Clyde A. Erwin,
has been highly honored recently
by being appointed a member of
the committee on rural education
■of the National Education associa
tion of the United States. This or
ganization has more than 180,000
members Mr. Erwin is a lifetime
member. He was appointed by Willis
A. Sutton, president and superin
tendent of schools of Atlanta, <3a.
THE STORY THAT STARTLED THE WHOLE WORLD!
Beautiful White Goddess
v» of the Blacks-r
You’ll meet her, Nina T., the white
girl who ruled a nation of blacks in
deepest Africa, as you read this thrill
ing, world-famous narrative. You’ll
encounter savage beasts ot the jungles
and natives far more ferocious. You’ll
had never been
traverse country that
seen before by a white man—the
strangest story ever told!
scene* from the
This amazing story starts
The Cleveland Star
LONG .enough has our nation mourn
ed the passing of false prosperity! The
Spirit of Progress urges us to action.
Up! On! Back to our fields and mills,
factories and offices! We have duties
to perform. We have work to do. And
soon we shall learn the true meaning
of prosperity. Jobs for everyone!
Higher standards of living! Abund
ance! Happiness! To the business
planning expansion, or the business in
process of organization, we extend the
fullest cominercial assistance. Consult
with one of our officers today.
Commercial and Savings
First National Bank
SHELBY, N. C.