Around Our TOWN
By RENN DRUM.
Shelby must be filled to the brim and trickling over with good men. j
There's an old saying, y’know, that goes In this manner: Show me.
* man who Is fond of fishing and I'll show you a good man.”
CATCH THEIR OWN
SARDINES FOR DINNER
■'Fallaton" sends In this note that might be injected here while the
talk Is of such;
"Mr. Hoover has done something while In office that no other
president ever has—TIe has brought on the biggest fishing epi
demic ever. If you doubt this, just take a peep at the colored
’ people along the creek bank as you ride by. And you can bet on
It that they’re eating those little minnows after they catch them, i
Righto! We've noticed it, and so have you, and you. Along a little
stream of water that winds Its way through the Cleveland Springs golf
course one can see a half dozen colored boys and girls with their fishing
poles nearly every day in the week. And Saturday three small, overall
clad white boys were seen trudging along the pavement back to town,
each carrying a string of small suckers about the size of your little finger.
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That reminds of a conversation heard recently on a Shelby street
"How do you spend your salary?"
"Around 30 percent for shelter, 30 percent for clothing, 40 percent for
groceries, and 20 percent for this and that.”
’"But that totals 120 percent?"
"Yeah. That's right!”
But why all this calamity howling in this colyum of good cheer?
Let’s brace up and forget about it. Blackberries will be ripe before long.
LAOl&S. read this aloud
TO YOUR HUBBIES—TUSH TUSH!
' Four people, including a Boy Scout and a Confederate veteran, got:
\ buckle out of the fish story related in this corner last week. Maybe '
^hey'll enjoy this one related by Wilton Garrison, the Spartanburg sport
prater who married a Shelby girl:
A South Carolina man was away from home on a fishing trip and
he sent Jiis wife the following message;—
• Tve got one? weighs seven pounds and is a beauty ”
Back came her wire;
"So have I. It weighs JO pounds but is no beauty looks too mu'ch
hk^you. Better come home.”
COUCH LOOKED INVITING,
HE WENT TO SLEEP. AND—
Little Billy Lineberger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willian Lineberger, last
Sati&day night decided to test out one of those inviting looking lounges
in a furniture store, but never again!
While his parents were in the Paragon store, Billy crawled upon a
couch to see how it would feel. Thinking he was in the automobile, his
parents walked out and left him, A short time later Billy was missed
and a frantic search was started. Later they found him asleep in the
'tore, but ft was necesary to round up Mr. Mai Spangler and get the
keys to the store before they could get him out.
, (Between us; The manufacturer of that couch should pay us fif
t&n or twenty thousand dollars, or something like that, for advertising
• he sleeping qualities of the couch.)
Shelby Short*: Bet you a dollar, if you have one, that you do not
Know the name of the Treasurer of the United States whose signature is
on the dollarwe’re talking about. Look and see, and if you haven't one,
borrow one for a moment... . It’s not Andrew Mellon, either .... Don't
tell Greta or Marlene—they might seek alimony or sue for damage for
Shaking their hearts—but that Tallulah Bankhead is SOME DOLL ..■..!
These Shelby lads are romantic boys and no slouches about getting down
.to business. The latest episode is that of the fellow who met and mar
ried her In nine days .. . How observant are you? Just a few yards from
'highway 20, east, stands a house built during the Revolution and near it
are the graves of two Cleveland county men killed at Kings Mountain.
Some of these days well be telling j'ou about it,
VO,«JfO LADY! Tt
WOULD NEVES DO
A lady visiting in town informs her brother that she thinks it would
be Interesting to meet the perpetrator of this colyum Go on reading,
ma'am, and never peep behind the scenes. Even Odd McIntyre with his
raccoon coats, choky collars and spats, will never take the" place of John
Gilbert in the movies, and Odd, despite an Adam's apple that yo-yos
hom his chin to his breast and back again, comes as near being hand
some as any columnist we ve ever seen or heard of.
BOUQUETS AND BRICKBATS;
ALL PART OF THE GAME
There comes this letter from “Major Bob' Babingion, of Gastonia,
tfje man who founded the hospital there where they straighten the limbs
of crippled children without charge:
“1 have for some time been a constant reader of your side
lights, and enjoy very much every i'/sue of The Star, as it many ■
times brings happy thoughts and realizations to me that refresh
the memories of my youth when I used to live in Shelby.
■* • “I have often thought of expressing to you my appreciation
of this enjoyment, however, have just put it off until the present.
“Shelby is getting to be one of the real towns of the state.
, Any one will realize this fact in driving through every section of
the state and noting carefully the different towns passed through.
Drive into Shelby and you will Immediately form a very decided
opinion in/egard to the appearance of how things look there in
comparison with ottfer cities of the same size In this and adjoin
B Our best bow tovou, sir. Wasn’t Chapels Bend the favorite iwim
This from “Jake”;
* "If you could borrow several more mule and farm stories
and an occasional fish story like that last one, the column might
be worth reading—if one has nothing else to do. And lay off that
Miss Shelby palaver.”
Ouch! But there’s this consolation, Jake; If our homemade wise
cracks and fillers can be classed with the Miss Shelby nominees, we’re
satisfied. So there!
This is the Thirteenth and watch your step; but to many of us the
thirteenth no longer holds as many terrors and dangers as the first. Bad
tick may trail you on the thirteenth, but bad luck has not the sticking
<juallties of a bill collector.
■ DO YOU WANT TQ BUY OR SELL? «
\ Use Classified Advertising In The Star, jj
| 20,000 Readers and the Minimum Charge *
I for a Want Adv. is Only 25e. Phone 11. »
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4rH ■n»i>i9.iH9:9 9Ji.;m9i^
Would Cut Waives,
Hours And Weeks
Prosperity is Su..?.; on sobnJ econ
omies regulated uy industrial pro
ductions, ,ai.mey \ olum» and mar
kets of supply and demand Hism
wages must produce high-priced pro
ducts to sustain them. High pricer
indicate plenty of cheap money to
keep every interest on an equal bal
ance. Money value depends on wUM
It will buy. Scarce money, as on the
gold standard, limits the cost of la
bor and its products.
To start on an even run it does
not matter much whether there is
much or little money. The volume
can be adjusted to handle produc
tion, and regulate values. Hut those
In debt paying interest dmraml
plenty of cheap money to pay debts
while their creditors gelling Iivieres*
demand dear money that will buy
most. Hence the gold standard that
takes Cuba's sugar at one end one
quarter cents per pound and out
wheat at 60 cents per bushel end
cotton ut 8 ernts per lb.
And wages, salaries and fees must
be cut to fit the gold values. The
gold standard countries are Bank
rupt and rain lot pay each other
what they owe. nor trade on fair
terms with silver using countries.
Fnglnnd lias upset the markets of
the world by putting Indian on the
gold standard, melting up her coin
and selling it like pig iron—reduc
ing the value of silver one-half
within 4 year—silver and gold now
.stand 50 to 1. affecting the trade of
all silver-using countries. Mexico,
Central and South Amerlcfi, India,
China etc. It takes twice as much
silver to buy a pound of cotton as
It did js year- ago. lienee the drop in
cotton from 18 to 8 cents.
With surplus goods and surplus
labor, people mostly bankrupt#—who
will pay high wages to a few, while
many are out of work. Cut wastes
and give all a chance to work Cut
the week to 5 days and the days to
0 hours and all can have work.
Whats’ the use ol machinery If tt
does not lighten the burden of la
bor? Dut who will employ surplus
labor unless, there is profit in it. 1 he
thrifty make their own Jobs tnd
can find plenty to -do. There U, £
wise Providence that rules and reg
ulates errors lit the affairs of men.
The right will prevail, the strong
will survive. One great truth, let it
ever be in sight: Providence helps
those in the right.
« nuu t ciivuo
New Maid: "Please, sir, a man
ran up and stoic your car I couldn’t
see wliat the man Is like, but 1 took
the number of the car."—Vart Hem.
And a Lot More Fun.
“I suppose you know, young man,
that my daughter Is a very expen
sive girl," the big business man re
marked to the young lady’s suitor.
"I realize that, hut I can assure
you, sir, that I’m not a bit mvj ex
pensive than she is."—Ex.
J. L. YOUNG
Who Will Conduct The
Auction Sales Each Day.
“Folks. I am going to hold
these auction sales myself
to save the expense of em
ploying an auctioneer. By
doing the work myself, I
can give you better bar
gains for vour monev.’*
; ‘ J. L. YOUNG
2:30 P. M. TOMORROW
IS THE MAGIC HOUR
Be On Hand And You Will See Why
The Startling News Of This Jewelry
Establishment Closing Out Auction
Has Set All Shelby And
Mr. Young is closing out his own
stock and Abernathy’s Bankrupt
stock, at Abernathy’s old stand at
This is a good opportunity for you
to get your graduation and wed
ding gifts at your own price.
Beginning Thursday, May 1 4, 2:30 P. M.
AND CONTINUING FOR ONLY 15 DAYS
Doors Open 1:30 Thursday, Courtesy Hour
ONE HOUR PRIOR TO EACH SALE TO ALLOW AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO INSPECT STOCKS
AND MAKE SELECTIONS — GOODS SELECTED WILL BE SOLD AT THAT SALE.
fo Every Lady Who Attends Opening Sale
and who conics through the door at 1:30 P.
M. Thursday we will give away a beautiful
and useful gift absolutely free.
Wc want the people of Shelby and surround
ing territory to know w hat a sensational bar
gain event this auction is to be, and we know
the crowds that will assemble for the open
ing will spread the good news far and wide.
Be sure to he in the crowd who attend the
courtesy hour opening. 1:30 o’clock Thurs
day and secure a useful gift free.
2:30 P. M.—7:30
Fixtures For Sale
Store For Rent
QUITTING BUSINESS IN ‘
This departure from the jewelry business in
Shelby marks our greatest sacrifice of stand
ard brands of jewelry, silverware and watch
es, in the entire history of our experience.
But the die has been cast. We must go out
of business, and we must do it in a hurry. An
auction sale is the quickest and best way to
sell off our stocks in the fifteen days allot
ted. We are judging by the interest that has
already been manifested to us from our first
advertising of this big auction, that it will
be only a short time before the entire store
will he cleaned out—piece by piece of mer
chandise—and that within a few days there
will be nothing left but the bare walls of this
old building! Not one penny’s worth of
jewelry or other merchandise has been ex
cluded from this going-out-of-business sale.
AU will go, beginning with the first big sale
at 2:30 Thursday afternoon.
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NEXT TO A. V. WRAY’S — SHELBY, RC.