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VVEDNESD’Y. APR 29, 1931
A kitten with two hca s wrs horn In Catawba county
last week but since it died soon after birth it apparently did
not ha e eighteen lives—or twice nine.
Throughout No.’th Carolina general opmion must be
that the Shelby High school is in a osition by itself as a
developer of champions. Three times the Shelby band hai
won first Mate honors and four times has a local high schoc
baseball team won the State championship.
Capt. Frank Hawks, as Arthur Brisbane says, appears
tc be the world's outstanding avia'or at the pre , nt rime
Hawks, an old army flier, has al■ ',y copped nearly everj
spie l record and last week he flew r>>m Paris to London
distance of 218 miles, in 59 minutes. And that, if you stoi
to think about it, is travelling.
Monday is generally a dull n \vs day and \e y few Mon
days get by without Bishop Cannon ge ug in the headlines
Monday of this week Senator Carter Class, of Virgin a. am1
F litor Josephus Dani Is,, of Rale gh, brought the vanou
Cannon episodes back into th? I'mfTght by demanding tha
the I is! op tell how he spent his political cam aipn nvo-ev ir
1928, or else--— .
THE FT EfTION MONDAY
ONLY TWO Oil THRPllS cam a gn’ng days rem n before
the Shelby voters go to the po'N Monday to elect their
city off c als for the next two yea s.
I e e and t’ r e v. o C e il*y o e hears fhr.t the cam
pr n i •hcv. 'ng h.ea - ’ t a rs It h‘ts tha ho ne stretch.
A "* I'nu.'e i' c t n y e : r nt, hut, undoubtedly
it " ' " ' t a ij ' . t i " al .campaign Shelby har
k- o n > a .* r e of ,\e s.
o era of the city ' mild, howe.er, he on the alert dur
in" the co i g d.ys o" t’re cr.mp ign. It is at that period
of a campaign when rumors, m:.. y of them without founda
tion of truth, are scattered about because at such a late hour
it is difficult to head off the reports. Watch for such ru
mo -s and salt them down with sound reasoning before being
Influenced by them. If the usual last-minute political ru
mor is true, why is it not broadcast until the last day?
THE AUTOMOBILE TOLL
THIS SECTION, fortunately, has r.ot had any great numbe
of automobile and highway fatalit es this year. Per
haps one cause was the decrease in motor traffic, but it wa
generally hoped that automobile drivers were becoming more
pa ticular. Occasionally, however, a serious wreck takes
place that should serve as additional warning to drivers.
Sunday just east of t'helby an automobile filled with
co’o'ed pro !e drove out of a sid.road into Highway 20 and
was struck by a car com! \g along the main highway. Sev
eral of the occupants were badly mangled and it is a wonder
that there were not four or five fatalities.
The automobile death toll is entirely unnecessary. Prop
er precaution and safe driving could eliminate the hundreds
of deaths—and remember that on an average two North
Carolinians are killed every day in the year on the highway.
Remember those figures the next time you are driving,
watch thu sideroads, keep to your side of the highway, and
GETTING SPRINGS MONEY
THE TWO CAROLINAS, neighborly sister State, have
fought over Andrew Jackson's birthplace. They’ve had
words and come very near blows abour the Kings Mountain
batt’e-rourd celebration, and now they have something new
to fight o e
Both Ca olinas are battling for the big inheritance tax
thr.t one of the Str.tes will collect from rhe ^state of Col.
Leroy Springs, the millionaire textile manufacturer, who died
recently in Charlotte. Col. Springs had maintained homes
in both States. Which will get the inheritance tax? Both
States are saying that Col. Springs was a citizen.
An amusing angle is that someone in South Carolina
has recalled that a year or two ago when mention was made
of putting Col. Springs on the board of trustees of some
South Carolina institution one of those present bobbed up
with the remark, “We can’t do that; Col. Springs doesn’t
even live m South Carolina; he’s a North Carolinian.”
Utopia will have arrived when the two Carolinas cannot
find a motor truck tag or something to argue about.
THE AMBITIONS OF DANIELS
v TOM B'ST. tbe nlwsyg interesting political writer for The
Greensboro News, reports that about Raleigh many
pe<> i • credit Jo.-ephus Daniels, the Raleigh newsp perman,
wi h, being lar ely responsible for the leg.Native deadlock
will -h has kept th;.* ll.'Si general assembly in ses.-ion longer
than a y of er In his ory. That observation has appended to
It the interesting prediction that Mr. Daniels may be groom
ing himself for the governorship in 1932 and control of the
Some of the senators and representatives will not budge
from their stands because they refuse to be told what to do'
y the Raleigh publisher, writes Boat. As it is, he sees Mr
Daniels building ip considerable strength to support his pos
sible cat didacy for governor next year. The Daniels ad
vo a y of the MacLean law and his reiterated denunciations
of Privilege and the Moneyed Interests are meeting with
pop lar approval. Politicians and of ers, Boat observes},
have sympathized with the “one-gal’us” fellows and the tax
bun'ened landowners often in the past, but none of them
as been as successful as Mr. Daniels is being, because the
“one-galius” man has never suffered before as he is in th<
present depression. In other words, the Boat summary has
it that the depression seems to have been m de to order to1
the Ra! igh publisher to get himself in the good graces of
voters. If hard times continue it will be hard to defea’
Dani is. but it is intimated that a return of prosperity would
leave him with no more political power than he has had in
the past. Mr. Daniels, The Daily News writer says, desired
to be sen tor in 193) and could have been had he made the
race against Senator Simmons. Senator Bailey, it is believ
ed would ha"e withdrawn, as he said he would, from the race
if Mr. Daniels or any other had decided to oppose Simmons,
* t as it was, Bailey a'one had the courage and Daniels miss
ed his opportunity. Now another break seems headed the
Daniels way and political North Carolina is wondering, and
with much interest, how the prospects work out.
Needless to say, the busi .ess deprescion and its effect |
on political futures has muddled the 1932 political outlook.
Just a few months ago it seemed that J. C. B. Ehringhaus
the handsome Elizabeth City orator, had the lead on the
prospective governors with Attorney General Brummitt and
Lieutenant Governor Fountain close behind him. But now'
that conditions and circumstances have boosted the Daniels
Star, a situation has arisen that has the politicians a’fidget.
Cotton-aids From Flat Rock.
.a big "wear cotton” meeting
was hell at the scholl home last
tuesday and it was thurrowly en
joyed by all pressent, as Ice-cream
and ca!:e was served free. mrs. perry
stmklns, the active seeker terry of
the club, was In the chair with a
cotton dress and cotton hoses anso
forth on, so she sed.
... .several out-of-town guesses
was pressent allso and made good
talks on cotton and said that it was
their hope to keep on a-wea*.lng ett
ton till it went to cl3 a pound, but
newer said what they would wear
after that, but 1 s us pose they will do
like everyboddy else, return to -silk
and rayln, and let cotton drap back
.... the rich folks seem to be hold •
tng all of the wear cotton meeting*,
the poor have been wearing cotton
all the time anyhow, as they have
been too busted to wear annythh g
but cotton and mighty little of that
—It will help out a powerful heap
If the well-to-do will switch over
to cotton, as they will possibly buy
dresses and mebbe unclothes much
oftener than the poor folks do
. . . the program consisted of a
bevry of girls with cotton dresses on
who marched betwit the lamp on
the rostrum and the audience to’s
they could tell how thin the dresses
were, and tt showed that what few
under things they had cm was a Use
cotton . one old man fainted on
d tirin' the performance and a few
of them got up and went out.
. . . mrs. 8tmklns the »ker ter
ry mr.de the following speech to
wltt: 'friends and loved mes w*=
t'ave met here todo our duty to Tt
ton the time has came when If we
don't commence to wear cotton
clothing ansoforth that our land a 111
be took over for taxes andour otter
rnobeeU seised by the highway
commission for being run without a
llcents piati, rvhleh we will be too
poor to buy onner count of cotton
being only c5 a pound."
... at this point, mr. mike Clark,
rfd walked in amongst cheers from
all over the audy torlum and he
bowed and made this seepch: 'tel
ler clttsons: a woman who won't
wear cotton clothes under the cir
cumstances ought to be ketchcd and
undressed ever time she goes out on
the streets without same on. and i
am one to hepp do so,” tmucn ap
plause.) well, mr. editor. 1 was asked
to rite or foam this meeting in to
you, so l hope you will enjoy same,
mike Clark, rfd.,
Hew te Live Happily! Th*u;h Mar
.... An old friend of mine bobbed j
up to day. He drifted into my of-1
flee unexpectedly. I had not seer
him since he got married aocut 14
years ago. After telling me Howdy
do, he told me that he wanted me
to write him up, and l asked him
what for, and he said 13 younguns.
.... Well, he seemed a fU-subj-ct
for my column—been married 1*
yean, owned exactly 13 children
and one wife. He was 38 himself and
his wife, so he said, was 34. His
youngest was 13 days old ;vpd his.
oldest woulld be 13 years old on
May 13. He was married on Februr
ary 13. and his wife was bom on the
13 of July.
.... He possibly shoulddent have
said it. but he exyerts to be the
proud father of 13 more children He
said he owned an old Ford until ris
10th baby was born, and as it was'
too crowded with 10 little nneSvnd!
3 big ones, he sold it and br.ugnl!
Mmselt a truck with a tor. cao.rr- J
ity or 13 children and the pa and;
.He told me that his children
all had wonderful appetites. Two
'■ears ago. he had to stop aaklra *>.«
blessing at meals. It had got so
when ne got to "Amen” with his
blessing there wassent 2 good ^l'.es
of anything left on the table They
were satisfied with com bread and
buttermilk, or buttermilk and com
bread at all 3 meals a day. but lie
said he frequently had gravy for
... I asked this man to give me
a list of the names of his flock and
he could think of only 9 of them,
and it turned out that he had nam
ed his baby "John," and he had for
got that his second boy was named
"John” too. so he decied to call ine
last one "John Too." He end his
wife try to count them, or check I
them up every night. but Billie
slipped off to his grandpas one dry
last year and he wassent ml-3-sed for
. . . . This man was as happy as
anybody ought to be. He saul that
he had nothing, diddn't expecc to
ever have anything except more,
children, but he was thankful to ray
that no one at his house had ever
gone hungry, begged, or lacked suf
ficient clothes to be comfortable. He
smokes homeade cigarettes cdnstnnr
ly, and can outsptt any man I ever
saw He ruined over $15 worth of
furniture and rugs while h* was
telling me his story. There .Ho t any
face suicide being practiced at his
house. He said If he had of been a
rich men that he knowed tlvt he
wouldn't have had mor’n 2 'hi Viren
if that And the boy told the truth
Society fo'k and mmey-ed coonlcs
don't nviltl’My and replentlv* the
earth -they subtract and carry
■a'Hi.. .2 News
01 Cur, ent Week
iundrrdi VI .It Pr*ce Flower Gar
dens. Banquet For Prof. Blan
ton And Faculty.
(Special to The Star.)
Lattimore, April 28 —The Wom
an’s club delightfully entertained
,*rof. and Mrs. Lawton Blanton and
family and the teachers of the Lat
timore rchool with a lovely ban
quet Thursday evening.
Miss Donnis Gold of Hickory
spent Saturday with her sister. Mrs.
L C. Toms.
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Beam of Shel
by spent the day Sunday with Mr
and Mrs. S. C. Rayburn
Misses Minnie Gold of the Zion
community and Wtl’ie Walker spent
‘.he week-end with Mas Ora Jones
Misses Nellie Weathers and Lyda
Poston spent the week-end at home.
Mr. Archie Parker spent the week
;nd at home.
Miss Maude Morehead spent the
week-end in Bessemer City, a guest
of Miss Mary Ormand.
Hundreds See Flowers.
Hundreds of people visited Mr
Price’s flower garden Sunday which
Is at the height of its beauty.
Mr. and Mrs. Karl Jordan and
Mrs. J. L. Jolley attended the fu
neral of Mr. Max Ramsey at the
Cllffslde Methodist church Sunday
Mrs, Onnie Smith spent Friday
night with her sister Miss Maoa
Wilson at Claremont. Miss Wilson
returned home with her Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. Nash Fite of Val
dese spent the day Sunday with Mr
and Mrs. W. E Fite.
Mrs. Fay Mostello was able to
resume her school work Monday
after an attack of Influenza
Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Justice and
little daughter, Marie, attended the
birthday dinner of Mr. James Sher
Mi s Lala Martin who taught in
the Belwood school the past term
returned home Friday.
Mr. Wilbur Wilson who taught at
Piedmont has returned home for
| Miss Margaret Stockton of Boiling
Springs college spent the week-end
'at home. She had as her guest Miss
! Katie Chapman of Boiling Springs
! Mrj. Martha Wright of Moores
| boro spent Sunday with Mr and
Mrs. W. C. Harrill.
Mr. and Mrs Buran Blanton ana
children of the Beaver Dam sec
tion visited Mr. and Mrs. John
Little Helen Taylor who makes
her home with Mr and Mrs. Byron
Doty is spending two weeks tn
Kings Mountain with hot father.
Miss Wiloree Calton and Mi j
Karl Jordan entertained tluxe tak
ing part In the high school operetta!
Monday night by serving cake and'
Ice cream after practice.
Miss Mada Wilson spent the day
8unday with Miss Bessie McEntin;
in the Union community
Mr. Durham Rayburn spent the
day Sunday with Mr. Lyman Mar
Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Putnam ofj
Boiling Springs and Mrs. Elite
Moore of Sat Cave visited Mr and
Mrs Lawton Blanton Sunday
Mr. Horace Harrill who holds a
position in S. C with the extra force
on the Southern railway, spent the
week-end at home.
Mr and Mrs Will Jolley of Gail
ney visited Misses Omah and Myra
Jolley Sunday. Miss Omah Joilev
accompanied them home for a few
A popuiar novelist says that while
lying awaue at night, ne nas sev
eral times nit upon an Idea that
has resulted in a full-length novel.
Insomnia can be a terrible thing.—
uONG 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 standard', of living! Abund
ance! Happiness! To the business
planning expansion, or the business in
process of organization, we extend the
ful'est commercial assistance. Consult
with one of our officers today.
Commercial and Savings
First National Bank
SHELBY, N. C
“EXCLUSIVE BUT NOT EXPENC™'E”
$!d to $22*50
Here they are in all their beauty. A large
assar meat has just arrived. Some have
sleet v, some with jacket sleeves and
others are sleeveless.
Prices are most reasonable for such qual
ity and style. v
Regularly Priced up to $16.50
New and 2^*85
While all of our stock is new we have on
our racks about a dozen navy dresses pric
ed very syec'al for clearance Ask to see
them when you come in. They are real
Sizes 14 to 48. Colon
Batiste and other ser
NEW EYELET EMBROIDERED
AGAIN — THOSE DAINTY
2 For 25c
(Limit 4 to a customer)
We offer tomorrow another lot of those pretty
ha' d made handkerchiefs at 2 for 25c.
Just like those sold at our opening.