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The Cleveland Star
SHELBY, N. 0.
MONDAY - WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
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THE STAR PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC.
LEb B WEATHERS _ President and tun tor
B ERNEST HOEY ........_....___Secretary and Foreman
RENN CRUM _..____ New* Editor
U E DAIL .................._...__ Advertising Manager
Entered as second class matter January l, l!M)5. at the postottica
at Shelby. North Carolina, under the Act of Congress, March *. nrw.
We wish to call your attention to the fact that It la and has oeen
our custom to charge five cents per line, for resolutions of respect
cards of thanks and obituary notices, after one death notice has
been published. This will be strictly adhered to.
FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1931
One thing the lawmakers in Raleigh are missing by not
being at home,, and that’s thfe first-of-the-month bill collec
tors. But, tfh my, when they do get home!
\\ itli the passing of Mr. Sam Andrews, a highly re
spected citizen, only one child of Dr. W. P. Andrews, an im
portant figure in Shelby’s early history, is left. Gradually
the ties with the past are being broken.
WHAT! A CLEAR SATURDAY?
NO MATTER WHAT the weatherman may say of tomor
rows weather, it’s dollars to doughnuts that every mer
chant in Shelby will have to be shown that it isn’t raining
before they believe it. For that matter, who could blame
them? Nine rainy Saturdays in succession. That’s enough
to discourage and dishearten the most optimistic of business
men who look forward to Saturday as the big day of the
week. It can easily be realized nowr that the weather plays
an important role in the plans of business men as wrell as
those of farmers. And just as the merchant looks for shop
ping activity on Saturday, so do his prospective patrons an
ticipate the Saturday shopping. For the benefit of all those
concerned, let’s hope that the weatherman predicts a fair
Saturday and doesn’t make an erroneous? prediction; or if
he forecasts rain, let’s hope that he blunders as he has often
done in the past. The groundhog has never brought along
anything worse than nine consecutive wet weather Satur
days—and nine is enough and too much.
EVERY VOTE COUNTS
DO YOU INTEND TO VOTE in Shelby’s municipal election
Likely there are a number of citizens in Shelby who will
not vote because their viewpoint is that "my one vote will
not change it one way or the other.’’
Those are the citizens The Star would urge to go to the
polls Monday. Every vote is worthwhile.
In urging the people to go to the polls there and vote in
the recent city election, The Gastonia Gazette passed along
the tip that one vote does make a difference.
“One vote,” saM the Gazette, “gave Texas to the United
States; one vote elected Governor Morton of Massachusetts
in 1839; one Vote made California a part of the Union; one
vote decided w-ho should be president of the United States in
1876; one vote elected Oliver Cromwell to the famous ‘Long
Parliament;’ one vote sent Charles I to the scaffold; one vote
revolutionized England; and one vote made Great Britain
Your vote, although only one vote, does matter. It may
be very important Monday. In commenting on The Gazette’s
advice, The Asheville Citizen recalls that a very important
senatorial election in the South in recent history was sway
ed by 150 votes. Grover Cleveland won the presidency in
1884 by just 1,149 votes.
The Star urges every citizen to go to the polls Monday
and vote. How your vote is cast is a matter for your own
judgment. Vote for the men you think best fitted for of
fice; the men you think will best serve the interests of all
A CHILD, THE HOMESPUN philosophers pf old said, does
not learn that it is dangerous to play with fire until he
burns his fingers.
Grownups, sections, and even entire States seem to need
similar pain inflicted upon them before they learn.
Fpr several years Governor Gardner and other leaders
have been urging North Carolina people to grow their own
food, to live at home. The advice has been followed to a cer
tain extent, but not enough.
One of the chief causes of agricultural turmoil in the
South is that farmers of the Southern States seem to have
forgotten how to live at home in the last decade or so.
Agriculture will never get back on its feet in the South
and start advancing without wobbly steps until Southern
farmers produce everything they can for their own con
Out in Arkansas they know that now. The knowledge
came in a painful manner. Surely, Arkansas’ lesson and
Arkansas’s comeback should spur other States onward in
•voiding the calamity that must eventually descend if our
farmers keep shooting the works on cash crops and fail to
grow the necessary food and feed crops.
That’s how The Spartanburg Herald looks at it in the
following comment :
She may never change her name, but she’s already
changed'her tactics. Arkansas, through whose scorched .
farm lands starvation stalked not so long ago, has learn
ed her lesson—a lesson that the entire agricultural
South will do well to study. Just as a youngster must
have his insides mashed out before he learns that life is
real and life is earnest, the farmer of Arkansas had to
stand in bread lines before it dawned on him that one
crop farming is ruination.
“Ttaise your own food” is the cry that rings through
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out that state. Ana with all tillable land under cultiva
tion, ample finances, good farming weathter and a wave
of optimism running rampant, Arkansas is setting out to
make good that slogan. Backyard gardens are flower
ing from the Mississippi to Fort Smith. Cotton has been
kicked out and food takes its place. Arkansas knows
now that a farmer doesn’t have to have cash to prosper.
She has opened her last can of salmon and tied her
last bale of hay to the bumper. She may go to the table
naked, but Arkansas is gonna eat.
THE “LITTLE MAN” STILL PAYS
WHEN THIS IS READ the North Carolina general assem
bly may have adopted one form of sales tax. At least,
at the time this was written indications were that one form
of sales tax will be the final solution of the controversy
that has kept the assembly deadlocked for weeks.
The Star continues to hope, however, that such will not
be the case. If a sales tax does go on to support the schools,
our prediction is that it will not be two years before farmers
of the State will realize that they have been made the goats
once more. Many farmers believe otherwise, perchance be
cause they have not been given the full facts.
Whether you are for or against a sales tax the follow
ing summary, by The Charlotte Observer, on how a sales tax
will hit the little man should hold your attention for an hour
The farmers are beginning to realize that the anti
sales tax legislators who are standing firm against im
position of that sort of tax are the real friends of “the
little man.” The Raleigh Times, in repeating some old
truths, the force of which has grown as sales tax inci
dentals have developed, puts the clincher to the situa
tion at Raleigh when it affirms that no sales tax can
be the friend of the tiller of the soil, that it is their
enemy,- and it classes these legislators who, recognizing
its evils, are fighting against it to the last ditch, as the
real partners of the little man. The MacLean law sup
porters evidently think the money is in the overall pock
ets of the farmer and the wage earners, for they would
place a tax on the necessities of life, or its simple pleas
, ures. These simple indulgences of the poor have been
inaptly termed “luxuries.” The people are being brought
into realization of the facts, repeated by The Times, that
sales taxes are not taxes on corporations. The Nuisance
Tax is not a tax on tobacco manufacturers. Both are
taxes paid by the purchaser of retail merchandise.
While either form of proposed sales tax would dam
age trade and industry of the State, not one penny of the
tax would be paid by the tobacco companies, the power
companies, the railroads or other corporations. The tax
tribute would be extracted from every man or woman,
regardless of ability to pay, who purchased an article
that is taxed.
The farmers of North Carolina should awaken to a
realization of the facts. The farmer would have to pay
his proportionate part of the millions of dollars ad valor
em tax taken off corporations under the provisions of
Under a general sales tax, according to the heads of
five leading farm organizations of the State, the farmer
would pay far more taxes for the MacLean school plan
than he is now paying.
The Nuisance Tax takes no tribute from diamond
rings or fur coats (true luxuries), but places a levy on
soft drinks, tobacco, theater admissions, shotgun shells,
flivvers, and other items in general use by the farmer.
(Note: Since the above was written the stalled “lux
ury” tax plan has been passed by the general assembly. The
operation of the new tdx plan should soon reveal whether or
not the people consider the articles taxed as real luxuries or
Simple pleasures of life and semi-necessities. By it the little
man still pays the bill because the "luxury” tax plan will
strike the retail consumer without touching the big firms
and interests, as its advocates claim.)_
By Gee McGee
Gat rock socials
. . . . mrs. sallte film and hit ton.
Jim, spent last Sunday with hsx otn- j
er son, bill, and he come home with
them and stayed till rnonday, and
so did his wife
. . . . mr. and Mrs. joe jerrygin wor
shipped at rehober church last wed
nesdav nlaht at nrnvpr njee'lnr in
his new iora wnicn ne got wu.i ms
bonus, she picked out -the 2 door, as
there is only 2 ol them so tar.
.... the mission uerry society Ls
trying to raise 7$ to plant some tosy
bushes around the front door o’. tin;
flttt babtist and will hold an oyster
supper next sadday night, they will
hatter hurry, as there ain’t no 'V‘
in may, and then oysters wont be
fltten to eat. everybody come and
. . . . the 2 men who robbed the
filling station here not long ago
has been ketched in n. c. with rru
hinkS ntstot which thev toot awnv
from him and then stole bis cash
drawers and 3$ and maybe more as
he had not counted up his reseats,
the govnor lias benn asked to give
recker nishion papers and they will
be brought back here to the chain*
. . . . the pool room stays crowded
nearly all of the time, the city hall
Is feeding some folks and after they
get plenty to eat, they seem to'en
joy a game of pool for exercise one
of them got mad not long ago be
cause the charity committee would
dent give him no feed for his dog
and snuff for his wife, and hit mm
in the head, he escaped with Ins dog
.... a right smart of sickness is
about. Including the fluze and the
new mony which lias settled in raa.
Jones left lung and the dr. saysi.if
he gets well, he will hafter breathe
through the other one. measles
broke out in scholl and lias hem:
scattered fur and wide onne - count
of the woman would not quarvnn
teen her boys, but said everybodddy
had to have them, and why not
now. the bored of health ro*e her a
letter, but as she couldnent rc'd, It
newer amounted to nothing.
. . . . a nice horse was found dead
frtday by the pollseman as he v-p.s
coming home from a still which he
raided, but he has not benn claimed
so far. it looks like he had hern
dead a good while and whoever lost
him may newer know what become
of him if they don’t read this, well,
mr. editor, as i don't feel verry well,
t will close for this time, rite or
foam If you get this in time to come
out this week as usuall.
mike Clark, rfd.
Mike is on the Verge of a Fortune.
flat rock, s c., may the 1, 1931..
mr. a. d. sulkey, attorney,
Indian appolts, ind.
i notis yer ad in the paper try
ing to locate the hairs at law of
one jhon wilson jones who dide op
there and left his fortune behind,
and you say he come from the
south, i recon he did come from
the south as he was my uncles on
my grand-paws side so hold up glo
ving annything of hissen nyay till
i looked uncle Jhon up in the
Bible and he was borned edzacly C8
yr. ago, Just as you sed, and ho
moved up north when he was 18,
and that is rote down In the Bib’,
right under where he was borned,
he limped in his left leg when he
left here, and no doubt he had to
cut same off later on. and that's
why he had only 1 leg when he dide
so far as i can see, i am tae olos-,
cst of kin to him, so plese send me
anny ready cash he might of had.
and if i find annyboddy else who
can prove ^o«er kin to uncle jlton
than i was, i will give him 4$ and
send you yore commlsh on same,
you sed he was red headed, and that
is so, as i was red-headed for a long
time myself, but it finely turned
black onner count of the measles
which backset on me.
hold Ills land allso, and if neces
sary, i will fetch the Bible up that j
he was born in and allso a tin type
of him If i can get his sister, aunt
lucy, to let me have one. and ll 1 |
can't get hern, i will make hi9‘ 4
brothers look 1 up for me, 'out aon'l
rite anny of them down here, at i
will look after everything for you
i will sell my Intrest out to you
for 75$, so If you want to take over
my one hair’s intrest,. which is all
that is repper sented down her°.
send a monney order at once,an 5
no check, and i will sign anny pa
pers that you might see fit to fix
up so’s i can relinquish all my title
in and for the sed fortune, to have
and to hold, all and singular forever
to you and yore hairs.
now, mr. sulkie, don’t put off
sending my intrest at once, r s i
need money now worse than i ever
did while uncle Jhon was living,
rite or foam when i can look lot
mike Clark, rfd.
hair at law
The Independent class is the onej
that doesn't have any breakfast if
the dependent class doesn't show up
to jook it.—Medford Mail-Tribune
Ancient Egyptian pottery recent
ly dug up was found to be unbrok
en, The servant shortage must be
older than we thought.—The Hum
There are many reasons
why it is better to send
your family washing to
the Laundry, one ol
which is the matter of
Economy. Consider the
yearly cost of your laun
dry equipment, soap,
wash-woman service, etc.
Our way is cheaper.
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SHELBY, N. C.
LONG enough has our nation mourn*
ed the passing of false prosperity! lhe
Spirit of Progress urges us to action.
L'p! On! Hack 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 l
Higher standards of living! Abund
ance! Happiness! To the business
planning expansion, or the business in
process of organization, we extend the
fullest commercial assistance. Consult
with one of our officers today.
Commercial and Savings
First National Bank
SHELBY, N. C.
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