Student Essay On
At Cleveland Cloth
On April 1st. Mr. M. O Latham
principal of Beams Mill elementary
school, brought the pupils of the
7th grade for an observation tour of
the Cleveland Cloth mill, for the
purpose of learning the different
stages of processing In the manu
facture of doth.
Mr. 3 B. Hothersail. general
superintendent offered four yards
of cloth as a prise for the best es
say written on the manufacture of
cloth The following essay by Miss
lnea Cornwell was picked by Mr
Latham as the best, and was Judg
ed to be very good by the manage
ment of the mill.
The Manufacture of Cloth.
The raw material Is cleansed,
carded and spun Into yarn. The
yarn la then woven into cloth.
Some mills manufacture yarns only,
while other textile institutions do
not make yarn, but receive the
yam from elsewhere, this happens
to be the case at Cleveland Cloth
manufacturing plant, of Shelby. The
manufacture of cloth Is as follows:
The yarn Is received at the mill
on skeins and Is removed by un
winding. and Is then placed on
beams. This yarn or thread Is then
drawn through a heated starchy
liquid In order to strengthen the
thread so that It will not break so
easily. The thread Is run or drawn
out of this starchy liquid over
aomethlng like a beam so as to dry
this thread that Is wet with this
U * a Handling
Buick is pleasant and easy be*
cause of such features as an
adjustable steering column,
adjustable driver's seat, silent*
shift Syncro-Mesh Transmis
sion and a road shock elim
inator which prevents jolts
from reaching the steering
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S* wiimmtd ibramtkami lit cmiat
liquid, and thto process la called
•‘sizing" Tlie thread thus .sized is
put on spools ready to be woven Into
cloth The thread Is threaded
through the eyea of a needle-Uka
frame After this drawing in work
is completed the thread is then
ready to be woven on the looma.
Rayon silk cloth of various beau
Iful designs are made in this local
plant. A Mir. White i6 the expert
designer of this factory. The cloth
made in Cleveland Cloth mill Is
then sent to certain finishing plants
where the starch la removed, and It
U thus made ready for the market.
Cleveland Cloth mills are very
cleaning In going through the pro
cess of making cloth. They have up
to-date machinery, and the ma
chinery is kept very clean, so as not
to soil the thread or yarn. They
manufacture a fine quality of silk,
with lots of different and beauti
We ought to be proud that we
have a mill like the Cleveland
Cloth mill In our own home town,
and also because of the above rea
Mr. Baker's Chances Slim.
Washington newspaper corre
spondents refuse to take the recent
outburst of publicity in behalf of
the nomination of Newton D. Biker
by the Democrats seriously. They
don’t think that Mr. Baker has a
chance. It Is conceded that he is
of presidential calibre but among
the political objections raised
against him is the fact that he is
linked In the public mind with the
League of Nations issue, and the
Democratic politicians prefer to let
Fank Kent of the Baltimore Sun
Is convinced that th<t odds are
strongly In favor of the nomination
of a New Yorker, either Franklin B
Roosevelt or Owen D. Young. Jesse
I. Straus, who has been canvassing
the country on this matter, said at
a dinner given him by Major Co
han, Democratic National commit
teeman for Georgia, In Atlanta last
week that Inquiry of more than 1,000
Democrats In various parts of the
country showed 573 for Roosevelt
300 for Young and the remainder
scattering. Baker was the first
choice of only 17.
The South might warm to Baker.
He hrs many qualities that appeal
to the people of this section and
the fact that he Is a wet does not
nppesr to weaken him with dry
Southern Democrats. But, as Mr.
Kent, points out. there Is no assur
ance that Mr. Baker could be put
forward bv Ohio as the candidate
of that state. Ohio at the present
time has more Democratic lighte
ning rods up than any other state.
Besides Mr. Baker there Is former
Governor Cox, who continue! to
have a large following In Ohio, and
also Oovernor Oeorge White and
Senator Robert J. Bulkiey It is
suggested that Roosevelt and Bulk
! ley would mrke a powerful combi
I nation from the standpoint of vote
! getting. To win In 1933 the Demo
! rrats will probably have to carry
[New York and Ohio.
FLAPPERS GET blame
FOR Tins DEPRESSION
Chicago.- -Mrs. Nelle B. Stull,
president and general manager as
well as corresponding secretary of
the Widows’ and Widowers’ club of
America, Inc., reveals for the bene
fit of an anxious world the ’’real
reason” for the recent business
"The flapper,” said Mrs. Stull,
with sparks In her'eye, "she Is the
cause of the depression. Site de
mands too much. She’s a gold dig
ger, a leech, a veritable parasite,
like a mistletoe. She's a ”
“But," Interrupted the Interview
er, "we understood that the flap
per had disappeared along with ah,
knees and things."
“And that, young man, is where
you’re mistaken,” replied Mrs. StuU,
eyes still agleam, ear-rings tinkling
and blue bonnet shaking vigorously.
“The flapper may wear long skirt*
and ruffles, but she's the same
flapper at heart. She smokes the
same cigarettes, she drinks the same
gin and sire's still making it difficult
for the middle-aged womau to get
The Son-In-Law’s Place.
The Georgia court of appeals has
ruled that a son-in-law is not a
member of the family. “Neither for
that matter Is a daughter after .’he
becomes a son-tn-law's wife,” furth
er declared the court. “There is no
obligation on the part of the fath
er-in-law to furnish food, clothing
or anything else to the son-in-law’s
This decision comes under the
heading of what Is known to the
layman as a legal technicality. Ac
tually, whether the son-in-law Is a
member of the family depends on
the attitude of the son-in-law him
self. Sometimes he ltkee to be con
sidered a member of the family and
even, we have heard, has profited
financially thereby, la spite of the
court rule that the father-in-law is
under no obligation to him.
Kiohes have wings, but poverty
won’t get them until the hereafter.
The abolitiou of U turns In Wash
ington will certainly go hard on
politicians.-Washing ton Poet.
Somewhere on a comer in a big
city stands the future head of the
apple trust.—Brunswick Pilot,
1. -—Who discovered the South
2. —From what disease, common
among civilized white peoples, are
the primitive African negroes free?
3. —When and where did the first
successful autogyro flight take
4. —What nationalities predomin •
ate In the French Foreign legion?
6.—In what country are people
forbidden to look upon their mon
arch from ffn elevation higher than
that he occupies?
6. —For what la Oberammergati
7. —Who is Kaye Don?
8. —Who Is the leading spirit be
hind the movement for world-wide
9. —The music; of what renowned
Russian composer has been bsrred
18.—Off what material are Hud
son seal coats made?
Answers to Questions.
1.—Roald Amundsen. He else
was the first to make the Northwest
Passage by water.
3. —In 1923, in Bpain.
4. —More than half the legion
naires are Germans. Next in order
rank Russians, Hungarians, Czechs,
French and Austrians. The pay is
no attraction to these adventurers
of the desert spaces, for common
soldiers get only a cent a day cor
porals five cents, and higher offi
cers in proportion. The legion was
founded 100 years ago last montn.
8.—At this beautiful village in the
Bavarian Alps the "Passion Play”
takes place once every ten years
The honour of playing such leading
roles as Christ, Peter, etc., is p*gcr
ly sought after, and In preparation
for the Passion play season the vil
lagers let their hair grow long for
two or three years prior to the great
7. The British racer who on April
2nd broke the world's -.peedboat
record when he travelled 10J 1-3
miles per hour on the Parana river
8. Moses B. Coataworth, director
of the International Fixed Caienda.*
league. He is a Canadian, and Is be
ing financed by George Eastman ko
10. —Muskrat skins. The ion? hair
is plucked and the short fur rrm-rin
lng is dyed black.
At Biltmore Estate
25.000 Tulip* In Bloom Rare Shrntj*
And Tree* to Be Seen
Asheville. Apr, 25.—The Bardens
of Blltmore house, seendurlng i930
by over 40.000 visitMf, present,
this year, the most brilliant floral
display of their history, according
to C. D. Beadle, superintendent ol
the Blltmore estate. Blltmore house,
the famous Vanderbilt mansion, and
its surrounding gardens, 50 acres in
extent, were opened to public view
for the first time on March 15,
The 15,000 acres of the remainder
or the estate, consisting mainly of
forest and farm lands, surrounding
the central gardens and traversed
by many miles of private roads, has
been open to motorists for many
Winter and spring weather, ideal*
ly favorable to the gardens, and the
planting, last year, of hundreds of
new plants and shrubs, combine to
make the floral display at Biltmore
House a spectacle well worth seeing.
In the opinion of Mr. Beadle. Over
25.000 tulips are now In bloom in
the gardens and many rare shrubs
and trees are to be seen at the
height of their glory. A priaed pos
session In the spring garden Is a
hardy orange tree In full bloom.
. A Disappearing Spoon.
Wall Street Journal
The manufacturer of an auto
matic fire alarm was anxious to' im
press some potential customer with
the efficacy of his product. The
principal used in the alarm was the
quick melting of a special metal at
temperatures above 140 degrees.
Sales resistance to the fire alarm
had arisen because of the belief
that the metal would not melt
quickly enough So the manufactur
er took his prospects out to dinner.
With the coffee he served spoons
> made of the special metal used in
his alarms. The moment his guests
dipped their spoons into the coffee,
the spoons melted and ^disappeared.
He sold the fire alarms.
Hand Rtngwwrm, Athl•te’a Foot
Why suffer front the onset *kt«
on the famous c.i
don skin specialist.
odertn acts" with amasina'spited,* he.
designed _ for this particular
teed. It mui
heal your sk
Ntxoderra is ffueran
—;• stop Itch and quickl;
isal your skin or the small cost wil
StrnXJE’S DRUG STORK
What Tax Receipt
Means To Citizen
McLean School Measure Does Not
Take Over Debt Or
A short while ago our friend Mr.
Brevard Nixon had a letter in the
Open Forum of The Charlotte Ob
server about "The Tax Receipt."
He wanted to know where his tax
money went and several other
things about tax money. He said,
“In Mecklenburg county there la a
"county property tax,” but your re
ceipt docs not state what particular
purposes this tax is levied and us
We are sure Mr. Nixon did not
examine hi* receipt or he would
not have made this statement, for
the tax receipt does Itemize the
levy for the "county property tax."
It gives the levy, or division, of this
fund as follows: General fund, poor
fun. Interest and principal, high
ways, general schools, T. B. hospital
and drainage. The tax receipt also
shows the property valuation a* It
Is assessed for taxation and It Is
an easy matter for Mr. Nixon to
see how much of his money goes
for each of these departments.
He asks about the "general school
tax” and the “special school tax.”
The “general school tax” is for the
operation of the schools for the six
months period as required by the
constitution. The "special school
tax” Is for the operation of the
schools for the extended term of
two months. The "special school
tax” must provide for one-fourth of
the operating cost and all Invest
ments and expenses, for the eight
months term and the "general
school tax” for three-fourths. That
is simple enough.
Mr. Nixon also says, "It would be
quite interesting for some enterpris
ing reporter to inform the public
how many employees Charlotte and
Mecklenburg has and bow much Is
paid from the Janitors on up.”
The Mecklenburg Times ha* done
this very thing, in part This year
we have published the entire
monthly payroll, Including the
name* and amount paid from "jan
itors on up” for the general fund,
county home and farm, recorder’s
court, welfare department. Juvenile
court domestic relations court, tax
commission, home and farm demon
stration work, T. B. sanatorium,
Industrial home, drainage commis
sion, and highway commission. List*
are being prepared for other de
partment* of the county and will be
completed soon. These lists have
given the names of all the employ
ees In each department and the
amount of salary paid. *
Ths new state highway act re
moves the 17.6 cents levy lor the
support of county highways; and
the MacLean echoed law as It was
written would eliminate only a part
of the 37.5 cents for general school
funds. The “special school tax"
would not be affected, as this Is
purely a Mecklenburg county affair
as to the operation of the schools
beyond the constitutional six
The MacLean school bill does not
take over any of the debt service,
bonds, Intereat, school equipment,
repairs and additions to school
buildings, purchase and repairs on
school buses, etc. Only the oper
ating costs of the schools are cov
ered In the MacLean bill, and tax
es on land must care for everything
If Mr. Nixon will get a copy of
the "Report of the Tax Commis
sion of North Carolina" he will have
a list of the bonded indebtedness of
the state and each county, town
ship,‘district, city and town. It Is
an interesting report, but would not
be practical for a newspaper to
print this list.
TOUR “WIVES” HEAR MAN
SENTENCED rOR BIGAMY
New York.—With four of his six
wives in the court room, one of
them hysterical, the other three
urging the “limit1 for him, Robert
J. Gooding .wandering saxophone
player, was sentenced to serve two
and one-half to five years In Sing
8ing prison for bigamy.
Sentence was imposed by Supreme
Court Justice Selah 8. Stroug,
Gooding pleaded guilty last week.
He was captured In Havana, Cuba,
by the district attorney of Rich
mond county who was there on va
SPECIAL LOW ROUND
MAY 8, 1931
Washington ______ $13.00
■ Baltimore __$14.00
Virginia Beach $11.25
*Via Norfolk and Boat.
**Via AU Rail.
Tickets limited May 13.
For information call on
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Raleigh, N. C. •
— SEABOARD —
Around Our TOWN'
By KENN UKUM.
Shelby, if yon care for our type of philosophical observation, is the
size town where a hostess at a mixed party would start the whole burg
buzzing with gossip if she dared wear some of those hostess pajamas
you see advertised by the elite gown shoppes.
A couple of the boyf* in the Shelby band, which made 'em all Sit up
and listen at Greensboro last week, pulled a little extemporaneous stunt
that' made a number of sophisticated Greensboro citizens look up and
gasp. Anyway, that's how the story was related to us.
The King Cotton hotel where the Shelby band, three times state
champions, stopped is 14 stories high. One afternoon somebody peered
out an office window of the JefTerson Standard, Greensboro’s skyscraper,
looked towards the King Cotton roof, let out a shriek and began tele
phoning. A few minutes later the desk clerk at the King Cotton very
near had convulsions and for a period of time excitement ran high.
Why? What did the man in the JefTerson Standard building see?
Nothing much—Just two Shelby school boys walking along the cornice
of the hotel, 14 stories above the sidewalk, and doing it as nonchalantly
as \t they were prancing about the roof of Shelby’s Empire State build
ing—the Masonic temple—looking down upon the Key club or post office.
For once the routine of things was reversed. Ordinarily when a tank
town youngster goes to the big city he does the rubber-necking and the
big city folks are mildly amused. This time a couple tank town boys
made the others do the rubber-necking.
It’s remarkable how stories like that fill up space on dull days like
this. Guess you’d noticed it?
If tom* of the readers desire to pep up today’s spasm, we ll give
them the next three lines in which to tell who will be mayor and why.
Since nobody responds, well do the telling. It's the easiest thing in
the world to figure out. As many may remember, we’ve done It often
heretofore. But we’ll be forced, In order to get the remainder of the
colyum read, to ask you to wait until you to get to the end of the colyum
for the prediction.
Now—and this Is a real treat—if you're in a philosophical mood,
let’s ramble through this ‘‘Soulful Soliloquy In a Cotton Furrow”:
Over the hills trailed a man Behind a mule drawing a plow. The
clodhopper was ’’broadcasting.”
‘‘Bill, you are a mule, the son of a jackass, and I am a man, made
in the image of God. yet here we worked hitched together year in
and year out. I often wonder if you work for me, or if I work for
you. Sometimes I think this Is a partnership between a mule and a
darn fool, for surely I do double the work you do. Plowing here we
cover the same distance, but you do It on four legs and I do It on two;
so mathematically speaking I do twice as much work per leg as you
do. Soon we'll be preparing for a corn crop. When the crop is har
vested I give one-third to the landlord for being kind enough to let
me use this corner of God’s creation; the other goes to you and what
Is left Is my share. But while you consume your entire third except
a few cobs, I divide mine among seven children, six hens, two duck",
and a banker.
“Bill, you are getting the best of me. It ain’t fair for a mule, the
son of a jackass, to rob a man, the lord of creation, of his substance,
and come to think of it you only help to cultivate the ground after I
have to cut, shock and husk It, wnlle you look over the pasture fence
and he-haw at me.
"All Fall and part of the Winter the whole family, from granny
on down to the baby, pick cotton to raise money to buy a new set of
# harness and pay the interest on the mortgage on you, and by the way
what do you care about the mortgage? It don’t worry you any—net
a darn bit. You leave that to me, you ungrateful hard-tail cuss.
“About the only time I am your better is on election day, for J
can vote and you can’t, but if I even get any more cut of politics
than you do, I don’t see where it Is.”
Shelby Short*: Did you know that Kiffln Hayes, sons of the Central
Methodist pastor, was named for his uncle, KiHln Rockwell, the Ashe
ville aviator who attained fame in the World war? Another uncle ol
the Shelby lad, Paul Rockwell, served In the French Foreign Legion after
the World war and was a captain at Morocco. He has written several
books centering about his experiences and was a visitor in Shelby last
summer . . Now some dumb dodo may bob up and ask If he met Mar
lene Dietrich.Everybody gets a break sooner or later. The coun
ty cerhmissioners will not be bothered for a few weeks by people who
want the town clock started. The foliage on the court square is too
thick now to see the clock anyway.Wondei^ how many other Shel
by people received a polite little card from the Camel cigarette contest
people yesterday? That must mean, if you please, that quite a number
of us are out of the running for the money .... A lot of people have
called the present legislature names, but our guess ip that the Wicker
sham dogfall commission could do a better job of it than anyone else
..... If you haven't started reading it, you’re missing a corking good
story in The Star’s new serial, "Trader Horn” . . . . It will appear in the
talkies at Webb theatre the first of next week and is said to be as ex
citing in pictures as in book form .... And when the big oak in the
Presbyterian church yard was cut, down went one of Shelby’s most beau
tiful trees.Seabrook’s "Jungle Ways” is a book that you should
never overlook . ... "When you're picking out Shelby’s most beautiful
girls,” chirps up a reader, “you should not overlook two or three perfect
beauties over at the high school." Dummy, did you ever know a man
who could overlook a perfect beauty? Maybe we just don’t know some
of their names. ^
Oh, Yeti Bytthe way, the next mayor will be the man WHO GETS
THE MOST VOTES MONDAY. (Just between us: an aged Shelby man
tells us that his grandfather handed it down to him that that pun was
related by the first citizen of Shelby to the second man who moved tc
town from Blacksburg).
NOTICE or SIMMONS AND HARRWT
State of North Carolina.
County ol Cleveland. j
In the Superior Court. Before the Clerk
Peoples National Bank of l.eesbur, Va.. a
Banking Corporation. Plaintiff,
Wiliam Crichton. Defendant.
The defendant above-named will take
notice that a summons In the above cn
titled action wee lamed against said de
fendant on the 1th day of April, 1131. by
the clerk of the superior court of aatd
| county and state for the sum of 034.880.88
with Interest on g33.348.S3 from March 1
1831 until paid together with accrued cost
of $83.80 with 10 percent attorney fee. due
| on consolidated and confessed judgments
[ in the circuit court of Loudon county,
Virginia, us shown by six transcripts ot
said Judgment from tha clerk of said court
wbtah nrt attached to and made a part ot
the paper* tn thus action, said Judgments
being on cotes given for borrowed money
Bald summons 1* returnsble before th>
clerk of the superior court of Cleveland
county. N. C . at fat* office or the court
house af said county on May 7th. 1931. at
1 o'clock p. m. The defendant will atsr
take notice th#t a warrant of attachment
wot issued by said clerk on the 10th day
of April 1831 against the preparty of saw
lsfandant which warrant u returnsol*
jofora tha said clerk at the time an
place above named for the return ot tto
utnmons when tad where the dr tender'
a required to appear and answer or dr
mur to the complaint or the relief dr
mended will be granted.
This the 10th day of April. 1031
A. M HAMRICK.
Clerk of Superior Court 1
Quhtn. Hamrick and Harris and Bynum
E Weathers, Attorneys for Plaintiff.
At AprO loc]
Governor Ross, of Idaho, has jusl
made a six-months-old baby a col
onel. Presumably in the infantry.—
Ravine qualified as administrator ot the
"elate ol B. T. Broom, deceased, this Is tc
notify all persons iiavtn* claims again-t
the estate ot said deceased to exhibit
them duly verified to the undersigned at
jhelby, N. C, on or Before the 31st day
of March. 1832 or Una notice *-111 be
lleaded tr. bar ol their recovery. All per
sons indebted to said esute will please
aake Immediate payment.
TUla 3ist day of March, 1931.
Z. J. TKOMPBON. Administrator ol
B. T. Brooks. Deceased.
Joseph C Whlsnant. Atty, St Apr ic
By virtue ef the power of salt contained
m three certain deeds of trust, executed
the 33rd dsy of August, 193d and recorded
in book ISO. page 195. and April 15. 1936
and recorded In book 140. page 10. and
April 15. 1534 and recorded In book 140
page U. I will 4411 to the highest bidder
at the court house in Shelby. N C, on
Saturtay. May IS. 18*1, at 1* e'ekek M.
the following described tool estate, to
Lots *4 • and 35 -of the W M. Wellmor
i: opertr as shown on plat book 3. wage
15. and lots 35 and 3* of block B. and lot
13 and 34 ol block B ot the Roey prop
erty as shown by map in book 1. page SO.
of the register's office for Cleveland
county. N. C., reference to which maps an
hereby made for better description.
Terms of sale: Cash.
This the 31st day of April. 1831.
B T. FALLS, Trustee
At April S2v
VVe Accept Money on Certificate of Investment and Pay
6% Interest. Payable or Compounded Quarterly.
We Loan Money on Good Endorsement or 1st Mortgage
Payable in Weekly or Monthly Payments.
Fred W. Blanton. Prn.-Treas C. P, Roger*, CU m.
Carl 8. Thompson, Vlce-Pres. 1' P Bacon
W. C. W»rd, Vlce-Prestdeut. I"red W. Blanton
P, 8. Levis. Secretary Dr. Ben Oold
D 8. Blots. Ass t Treas. J- L. Lackey
H. C. Metcalf
T E. McKee
C. 8. Thompson
T. A. Uinpy
VC. C Ward
M. & J; FINANCE CORPORATION
OF SHELBY, NORTH CAROLINA
Offices at THOMPSON COMPANY
Notice To Contractors
Bids will be received at the office of the County
Superintendent of Education, Shelby, N. C., date of May
7, 1931, 2:00 P. M„ for the erection of a high school
building in Number Three Township.
The plumbing and healing will be in separate con
tracts. Plans may be secured from ihe architect, Louis
C. Ellis, Grover, N. C., upon deposit of $10.00 in pay
ment for plans, and a guarantee of .eturn of plans with
bid. Plans will be available after April 30, 1931.
Last Call For City Taxes
Notice is hereby given that all city property on which
city taxes have not been paid for the years 1929 and
1980 will be advertised for sale. The list is being pre
pared for publication the first week in May.
!' Wt arc compelled by law to force collection of past
; d ie city taxes and have no discretion in the matter, if
! you are due anything, p<ea?e relieve us and yourself ot
; embarrassment by paying at once.
CITY OF SHELBY
L. 15. LIGON, C lerk and Treasurer
|| LAST MONTH IN WHICH TO PAY
Tv cry piece of property on which county taxes are
■i not paid by May 1st will be advertised for sale the first
! week :n jrne.
1 am compelled under the law to collect all county
i ; taxes hy May 1st or seil the property and 1 have no
1 ! other discretion in the matter .
I. M. ALLEN, Sheriff Cleveland
Build With Brick
DELIVERIES FROM PLANT TO JOB
When in need of FACE OR COMMON ERICK write u«.
or phone 75m. Mt. Holly, N C. With our fleet of trucks,
we can make quick deliveries to jobs, saving freight and
double handling, thereby putdng brick to jobs in much
FOR SERVICE AND QUALITY
, j SEE
KENDRICK BRICK & TILE CO.
MOf NT HOLLY, N. C.
!Bt SlJllt EVERY OTHER OHY S2.50 Pt8 TEA1I