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THE VOTES ARE COUNTED;
SO WHAT OF IT?
Now that the city election is over, listen (If you care to; we do not>
to the people who will rally 'round and inform “X told you so." Every
body and his brother can tell you now that they knew a week ago exact
Ij how it would end. but a week ago this department couldn't get any
one other than a campaigner—and it never pays to believe them—to
[ make a prediction. They Just would not be pmned down.
But before we get away from this “I told-you-so ’ business, may wc
inform that a week ago this colyum wrote down the prediction that 1,600
votes would be cast. We missed it 62; and we missed how they would be
cast exactly 151 votes. Now which way did we miss it?
Bright and early on the morning after the election Mayor McMurry
was uptown with a fresh rose in the lapel of his coat, a polka-dot tie
looped in his collar, a Muriel cigar tucked in the corner of his mouth,
and a grin wrapped around the other corner. Mayor Jimmy Walker nev
k' er looked chirpier after a return to little ol’ New York from any trip to
Florida or California.
I A fid while Hizzoner is in that Cheerful, kindly mood, well toss out
| the tips that are coming in:
P This from a lady: “Glad to see the colyum urge brighter lights for
y uptown Shelby, particularly around the court square. We certainly need
them. They may be wired up wrong now', but they should be wired up
right; and w'e believe 99 of every 100 Shelby citizens w’lll applaud instead
of kick if the lights are made brighter. Keep yelling for them; we'll
stay behind you, if we can keep up, until they run your tongue out and
wear out your typewriter ribbon.”
Righto! This department is more determined than ever for a bright
er whiteway. Election night we dropped the only buffalo we won on the
election and couldn’t see well enough to find it on a court square side
walk. And don't give up hope. Eventually we may succeed. For three
years we harped and howled about the heavy-swinging doors at the post
office. Finally someone nudged Uncle Sam In the ribs and remarked
"There's a nit-wit space-filler in a North Carolina tank town that's say
ing things about you and the doors on the post office there.” Presto!
Look at the doors now. All you have to do is look real hard and they
By the time Hoover carries North Carolina again we hope to have
that court square so bright at night that all of us will have to wear sun
The next tip is also from a lady: "Wonder if the election winners
will not squeeze the city purse Just a tiny bit and donate just a mite
| more to our public library?”
Well, madam, w-e’re wondering, too. They "mite.” (That’s the type
of pun a fellow pulls after a night of answering telephone calls seeking
the outcome of the voting).
WHO’LL GET THE «ATE,
IF ANY? THEY ASK.
Will there be a shake-up, or a shake-down?
That’s one of the first questions to be asked after the votes are
counted; and they’re being asked in Shelby.
Will the same names be on the city payroll next month as were on
it’this month? Just between us, keep it to yourself: If we knew, it
would not be published here, but on page one where it will be if such
Shelby Shorts: T. W. H., this colyum's most valued contributor, had
a birthday the last day of last month and we did not get the news from
Mrs. Mary McBrayer until late, but at this late hour •“Here's how. You're
the type of fellow who couldn’t h%ve too many birthdays to suit us”
Rate King, according to the news photos from Lancaster, seems heavier
than ever before . , . . . “Mary Reeves Forney,” informs a reader, “is as
good looking as any of the Miss Shelby candidates yet mentioned” ....
“Ick” Royster—Alderman Royster, y'know—didn’t mean to put out any
campaign money but had Ut or appear tight After the Kiwanls meeting
last week a group of Kiwanians gathered in the Cleveland drug store.
Earl Hamrick.who gets a kick out of such things, walked over to the
counter picked up an armload of souvenir candy boxes, distributed them
to the crowd and informed that the party was on "Ick.” And, we ask you,
what else was there for him to do but shuck?.W. J. Cash, the
Boiling Springs writer who frequently gives Dr. Mencken's American
Mercury readers plenty of sizzling phrases, is working, we hear, upon
another article centering about the life of a well known North Caro
linian. When, and if, published we expect to hear some booming ....
MORE OGDEN NASH
Something that sure gets—our goats
Is that tax on cigarettes—and notes.
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SHELBY, N. C.
i In Shelby and suburbs you can get THE
STAR EACH AFTERNOON of PUBLIC A
TION DAY by paying the Carrier Boy who
passes your door, 25c per month
MS IN BRIEF
Memorial at New Hope May lrtth
Visitors From Colorado.
(Special to The Star.)
Earl. May 5.—Mr. and Mrs. J. II
Thomas of Manassa. Colo., were the
guests last week ol Mr. and Mis
E. H. Svpaugh. Mrs. Thomas is a
niece of Mrs, Sepaugh.
Mr. Travis Wall of Baiting
Springs spent Sunday as the guest
of Mr. Jessie Ellis.
Miss Jessie Beachum of Chnviottc
was the week end guest of her par
ents, Mr. a-nd Mrs. John Beachum.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Thomas. Mr.
and Mrs, E H Sepaugh, Mi J Odell
Sepaugh, and Mrs C .C. Sepaugh
motored to the Kings Mounta.u bat
tie ground and to Kings CtaeK, S
C., Wednesday afternoon,
Mr. and Mrs. J. P, Jones ami
sons Charles and Hazel, spent the
week end in Golden Valley, visiting
friends and relatives.
Mesdames Sue Phillips, H, V. Bc
lue, and Jim Hardin of Charlotte
spent Friday as the guest of Mr
and Mrs. E. H. Sepaugh.
Mr, and Mrs! J. Q- Earl and chil
dren of Shelby, were guest Sunday
afternoon of Mr. and Mrs. W. U.
Mr. Landrum Ross, of Shelby,
and Mr. and Mrs. Grady and
family of Charlotte were callers in
the village Sunday afternoon,
Mr. M. L, Hope of Sharon, S C„
was a dinner guest Thursday at the
home of Mr, and Mrs. E. II. Ee
Mr. J. F. Hause of Jacksonville,
Fla., spent the week end with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Hause,
Mr. Herbert Caldwell, of Kings
Creek. S. C.. was a caller in the vil
Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Rippy and
children of Derita and Mr. and Mrs
C. O. Rippy and son Leon, ot Char
lotte, were callers at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Sepaugh Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Yates Francis and
children of Lakeland, Fla., are vis
iting relatives and friends In the
Village this Week.
The Memorial services will be
held at the New Hope Baptist
church on next Sunday May 10th.
Also Mothers day will be observed.
The following program will he
carried out. Sunday school at W
o'clock. Paper by Miss Thelma Earl
at 10:30. Special song. Sermon by
the pastor at 11. Decoration of
graves. Lunch will be spread on the
ground at 12:30.
Song service 1:30, church history
at 2:00. All singers are urged to be
present. Every one is cordially in
vited to come and bring well filled
•how every Mon
day night over the
the world for quality.
If its price was as high as
its quality, it would be
much more costly—yet it
costs no more than any
fine malt syrup. It is '‘the
beat money eon buy.”
Over 70 years of malting
experience insures its
quality. Sold everywhere.
LIGHT OR DARK—RICH IN BODY
—FLAVOR JUST RIGHT
It pays to buy the best
Use quality products jrom
the House of
fist rock news.
.... a big candy pulling party was
hell at mess dames sallte and lulle
bpown's house last tuesday night
and It was enjoyed by all. sevral
tunes was played on the radio, bu'.
the one rote by al smith enduring
his race for the pressidem, vlzrly:
"the side walks of new yoik”— *.’*£
liked better than all others, much
candy ansoforth was pulled.
. , . . some fishing has been going
on here of late. mr. mike Claris, rfd.
says he ketched a big blue cat on
thursdny that weighed over lb. ”0
but got away when his hook broke,
good fishing wlrms Is scarcer than
ever befoar onner count of file
| dxowth. It seems that they have
I bored deeper into the soil so’s they
[ can keep damp, and can’t be dug
so easy as here-to-foar.
. . . . our drug stove was feeling
! pretty good a few weeks ago when
news come out that the legislature
was trying to pass a bill to let him
sell whiskey on subscription *rom a
doctor, and as he is a doctr, he was
vltcly interrested, but the act was
killed in the house, so dr. smith
said that noboddy in that gen. ass
sembly would ever get another vote
from him. as whiskey is the b-st
thing possible for the flu and grip.
...... born to mr. and Mrs. saroridc
gretch, a boy who ancers to the
name of sammte Junior, as he Is the
first boy and he only got here aft*
er nine girls mr. gretch is all smile*
and says he Is going to make a f’ne
lawyer out of Junior, as being a law
yer seems to be easier than working
for a living, from the way tamrue
juniors lungs is sounding at night
when i am trying to sleep, he will
no dout be a criminal lawyer and
a loud one to boot.
.our scholl closed last frtdfty
go’s the boys and girls could nopp
their daddies with the crops and
will take up again in the summer
£br 6 weeks, out teacher diddent
get marrietl to bill brattin, as she
expected, as he run off with the
organnist at rehober and got mar
ried. so we suppose miss lillie will
come back and teech for us again,
we think she done well not to get
bill, as he has alreddy spent bis
bonus and Is kiting checks again
fur a living.
.... well, mr. editor, I wilt close
for this time and hope these few
lines will find you well and bizzy.
rite or foam when you want an ex
tra piece from flat rock.
mike Clark, rid.
Forgive Me, Please.
.... I wandered off from home a
few dayS ago and ran into a big ban
quct.in a big hotel. I like oanqucts
especially the roast-duck-asparagius
Ups-nuts part of It. Before I had par
taken of the Jellylike P Icecream I ■
was called upon to make an im
promptu speech. I don't know what
kind of speech that Is, but slmt was
what the toast-master called It.
. ... I got up promptly. In 3 min
utes I had succeeded In stopping
my left knee from shaking, but by
that time—my mouth had got so dry
I coulddent wag my tongue: then I
though of something to say and said
it, but I don't remember what it was
I don't make "Little Bed Itldtny
hood" talks, or refer to the beauti
ful horizon and the twittering birds,
and that's why I average about three
Invitations a week to speak.
.... Everybody seemed to enjoy my
Jokes, some of them (the Jokes)
were tame, others were suggsstlvtu
but the balance of them were all
! right, X noticed one dame lr. the
crowd that seemed to be hurting. I
first thought she was sitting on a
tack, but I observed that the fur
niture was up-holstered. so It could
not have been a tack. But I talked
.... . When I told the one about the
old deaf woman, she squirmed
something terrible. And when I had
finished with the -tongue-tied pen
itent, her poodle puppy begiin to
twist and fret, so I withheld fur
ther references of a shockable na
ture, and dwelt on botany and vio
let rays: she Immediately brighten
ed up, but the poodle continued to
register embarrassment. My talk
finally ended amongst much if)
aplause—for which I was grateful.
(She and her jibodle did not clap.)
.... Well, after the ceremonies were
over, I looked up this dear, darling
Injured person. I told her what a
nice man I was and bragged on her
little, old, Ugly, fuzzy. rat-cyed,
skunk nosed, bob-tailed poodle, and
she smiled all the way from her
circumference to her diameter, and
after I explained to her that X was
talking about the farm Instead of
the old deaf woman's anatomy, she
appeared to be perfectly eattsfled
and so did “Yoyo1', meaning that
. . . . Rom now on I am going to
be more careful. In fact, I am go
ing to ask all of the sensitive, ehock
able females to vamoose bcfcre I
begin to talk (Yep, James—there
are a few of that kind still living I
am glad to say). Nobody expcM.s me
to talk the kind of talk somebody
might think I ought to talk. I use
plain, everyday bridge-party Jokes,
and never tell any worse Jokei than
the average boy tells his average
sweetheart after he has gone with
her as many as 2 times. But I am
getting more carefuller every day In
THREE ASHEVILLE YOUTHS
KILLED IN PLAN ECRASH
Asheville. May 4.—Three Ashe
ville youths were killed yesterday
afternoon when the plane In which
they were flying went Into a tall
spin and fell Into a field near
Fletcher. The dead: Graham Gard
ner, son of Dr. G. I>. Gardner, prop
rietor of a West Asheville hospital;1
Paul Yow, parachute jumper, and
Sam McMillan, passenger. Gardner,
who received hla flying license two.
days ago was piloting the ship. The
plane was flying low, at an altitude;
of from 100 to 200 feet. Witnesses
said the motor shut down and the,
plane dipped to each side and then
went into the spin. Two physicians,
residing within 100 yards of the.
scene of the accident, said Gardner
and McMillan were still breathing ,
when they were extricated from the:
wreckage. They died a few moments
It Is fine to plan ahead, but the
best planning begins when the
work gets underway.
Nolle* la hereby Riven th*t 1 have this
day qualified s* executrix of the estate o(
Miss Jane Cline, late of Cleveland county.
North Carolina and all persons having
claims against the ssld estate wUI present
same to m* properly proven on or before
Uie 30th day of March. 1933 or this notice
will be pleaded In bar of any recovery
thereof. All persona owing the aaid estate
will please make Immediate settlement u>
the undersigned. This March 30lh, 1131.
BBTTfB CLINK. R-3. Lawndale,
Executrix of Jane CUne, dee d.
6t Apr lc
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