North Carolina Newspapers

    Killed Her Lover !
j* aimple country girl who nettled
tin Chicago and rave her love to a
fancy dancing boy, Helen Deal
Kabove), IS, ha* confessed that she
{hot to death Nicholas Colantino,
ler lover, when she found that he
waa interested in other girls, i
In a word, the Pope's encyclical on
labor and capital Is a criticism of Pig
Business. Virginian-Pilot.
k China will censor all press dis
patches. Evidently got the notion
■nmebody was rending them.—Toledo
Toe Itch
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why suffer from the auaar «iriM
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June 19, 1931
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Kaek-Dnuiint 1
Cleveland County
Farming Is Talked
Went Too Strong on Cotton. Now
Getting Back to Best
Farm Bast*.
Monroe Journal.
For the past ten years Cleveland
county took a flyer In cotton and
like everybody who takes a flyer in
cotton sooner or later does, has hit
the ground. Cleveland flew high and
It seems that she has fallen far and
fen or more years ago Cleveland
county was a live-at-home county.
It was too near the mountain region
totnyyie ever gone far with the cot
ton fetish. The farmers held to the
old tradition of grain and live stock
and plenty at home. But suddenly
the idea of progress. gTeat progress,
marvelous progress, took hold up
The banks the chambers of com
merce, the leading citizens and the;
wide awakd farmers—especially the
town farmers operating tenants—all
began to co-operate towards making
the county a great cotton county.
Cotton was high then and the boll
weevil had Just pounced upon Geor
rta and smashed the cotton crop and
trove the tenants away. Cleveland
leople went down to Georgia and
>odlly Imported hundreds of fami
les and put them to growing cotton.
High degree methods of fertilizer
were practiced and good machinery
Introduced and men like Oovernor
Gardner became famous as great
farmers. In ten years Cleveland De
fame the leading ootton county of
the state with a crop greater than
But In these ten years something
else happened. Among those things
was the present lamented business
disaster. Governor Gardner, most
distinguished citizen of Cleveland
and one of her leading cotton states
men. found It'necessary to start a
campaign in the state to induce the
people to go back to the old way of
farming In his home county, namely
to make a self-sustaining farm.
And he wakes up to find that his
homo coiiiSt^, In Its pursuit of the
get-rlch-qulck agricultural methods,
had, in the words of the The Cleve
land Star, “slipped away from the
best agricultural basts of all." To
show this The Star cites the figures
Just Issued by the government and
finda the appalling record of ten
years as follows:
Cattle, milk, cows, hogs, chickens
and grain crops are essential parts
of a llve-at-home program. Here la
how Cleveland cdunty has been fall
ing off In recent years:
In 1930 the number of cattle In
the county was a third less than m
We had only 5,898 milk cows as
compared with over seven thousand
10 years ago.
In 1930 we did not have half as
many hogs as In 1920.
In the 10-year period the number
of chickens In the oounty decreased
around 8,000.
The corn crop of 1939 was only a
little shp of 1919, but It was the only
major crop In a llve-at-home pro
gram to stand up.
The oats crop fell off two thou
sand bushels In 10 years.
The wheat crop dropped 16,000
The 1929 hay crop was only a lit
tle more than half as large os the
1919 crop.
The sweet potato crop fell off one
fourth, and the sorghum crop was
just a little more than a third of the
1919 crop.
We cannot cat our cake and haw
it too. Wo cannot bank our cotton
money, if we must spend it for eorn,
graifi, hay and food that we could
have produced ourselves.
Of courso there can be no criti
cism of Governor Gardner or the
other Cleveland leaders who went
their full length In making Cleveland
the elading cotton county of the
state. They did not foresee that the
emphasis on cotton was going to
have such effect upon the other
crops. Neither did they foresee that
the bottom was going to drop out of
the whole cotton Industry as It haa.
But the whole thing goes to show
that once people begin to tie to a
so-called cash crop they will even
tually sacrifice everything else to IU
And when all the eggs are put tn
one basket, especially In agriculture,
the basket Is sooner or later going to
fall and smash the eggs.
And when it happens as in the
south that land Is owned by men
who do not live upon It, but use It
is a commercial tool, the tendency
towards a tenancy which Is always
driven towards a one crop system is
irresistable. The South can never
come back to a sound agriculture so
long as the land Is held by specula
tors, banks, mortgage companies and
town landlords, all driven for casn
crops for dividends on over capitali
zation. The lsnd cannot support in
decency the men and women who
work It at the same time pay divi
dends upon excessive capitalization.
There will never be enough to make
a great division between the two. The
consequence is that neither or both
get nothing or the absentee owners
get ah. There are of course times
when this rule does not seem to hold
goood, as when cotton was high ard
Cleveland county was going for it
baldbeaded. but in the long run the
law has a Modes and Persian immu
| Ho, hum! We hardly know what
cigar to tune In on this evening.—
I Toledo Blade
Around Our TOWN
This may make the television folk* mad; lfs one up on them.
If you read The Star closely you perhaps have realized that you can
ramble all over Shelby without leaving your home. Take Monday's
paper and let's try It. We’ll call It Just acid-lln’ about and we’ll not
even bother with the news:
First of all. once you get to page two, right up In the left-hand cor
ner is a man's left eye (look and see if it Isn't the left one). It informs
that Dr. D. M. Morrison, optometrists, is In hts office on the second floor
of the Woolworth building two days each week. Doc Is a great fisher
man. Guess you knew that?
Then we bump right Into the card of Dan Frazier, the civil engi
neer and surveyor. Dan, y'know, is another one of those Concord boys
(Doc Dorton's t'other) who came to the big town and made good.
In the next space you find out that there la one thing hi the world
which has not changed In price In 40 years. Think of that. We've been
rich and we’ve been poor, things have been high, just so-so and low, but
KC baking powder has been selling for two bits for two score years.
But we're strolling, or add-Ung along too slowly. Dropping down
the page you learn that the Seaboard la offering special round-trip
fares to the beaches and other points .... and then the cheering infor
mation that after 50 years Black Draught Is the best thing for bilious
ness .. . Another ad-item lets you know that the Gulf people also manu
facture a fluid that is Just too bad for files, mosquitoes an<J other pests
. .... The Kendrick Brick company, of Mt, Holly, delivers brick right
to the lot where you are building That’s modern transportation ....
And the Paul Webb drug store is still telling you of the fine qualities of
a medicine they sell Wonder how- many Shelby people think there’s
nothing like Herb Juice? .... The Southern Bell firm tells you that
there’s no better method of keeping in touch with your. out-of-town
friends than calling out to the second floor of the Union Trust building,
where Bam Gault Is in charge, and asking one of those "number, please"
misses to let you speak to so-and-so .... And If you’re not making the
trip by train or In your own car, the Queen City Coach line publish a
time table showing Just when their big buses leave here and arrive else
where. But nearly everybody wants to know when they get back to
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Flipping the pages over to page four we find the Lucky Strike people
telling us to consider our Adam s apple when we start smoking. To em
phasize it they toss in the photo of Estelle Skinner, a gal with a look
in her eyes that says nothing else than "come, grab me, big boy.” Maybe
Miss (or Mrs.) Skinner considers her Adam's apple, but we ask you, and.
the Lucky Strike ad experts, If anyone has ever,seen a girl’s Adam ap
Claude Webb covers a space at the top of page five to remind that
it Is always cool and comfortable at his show house where you can see
and hear some feminine talkie stars who are not so cool.And the
Cleveland Drug company pops right up beneath to say that they'll cool
you off with a glass of buttermilk, and If that doesn't turn/the trick,
they'll fill « prescription for- you .... Then B. Austell lets you know
that they’re filling a carload of chickens at the Seaboard depot today.
You can hear ’em cackling right now.And the Carolina theatre
steps right up and reminds that It doesn't co6t as much to do things
anymore. Just a dime to see good shows .... None of us like to think
about going out to Sunset to stay, but the Union Trust company says that
you should see about getting everything straightened out for that final
event, or you may leave the others tangled up ... . The First National
affirms that day In and day out there’s nothing better to have hanging
around than a bank account (So they tell us, Mr. Forrest) .... And if
the weather is a bit warm for you today, Just notice that you can stroll
arotetid to T. W. Hamrick’s and get handsome ice tea spoons for only
98 cents. Hear the Ice clinking In that tall, frost-covered glass?
• • • •
Flipping Vct another page we learn that when we quit add-Un’ about
and really strotf about town we'll find John Best’s furniture store over
next to Eftrd’s. Ever think about it—if there were a million forty-one
furniture stores In Shelby Mr. Best could advertise his as "The Best Fur
niture Company” and no one could say “nay.” >
Jumping on to the next, page we find that the furniture merchants
realize that house furnishings are a part of life. Stercht’s know it and
let you know that you can get furniture there on easy terms. (S-s-ssh!
The manager of that store Is the fellow who once sold a radio to Will
Rogers).And Paul Webb and Son sell Devoe paint as well as that
Juice we mentioned. Fact Is, If you can name something a modern drug
store doesn’t sell, hold up your hand and we’ll call on you. Guess, how
ever, that paint wasn’t named for Daisy Devoe (Clara "It’s" secretary)
cause Devoe pa lot was being sold before Daisy swapped safety pins for
shoulder straps (Do they have ’em In Hollywood?) and started painting
herself ..... The Southern Public Utilities fills up a good space to tell
you something your grandmother-would not have believed: You can
cook an entire meal without striking a matchVr rubbing two pieces of
dry wood together. Just use an electric range.
• • • *
Just another ad block, if you’re a little tired, and the stroll will be
On the back page Is an ad that has been running In The Star for
years and years. It was running, we suspect, when some of the most
conservative, dignified business men about present Shelby were swim
ming at Chapel’s Bend wtthout bathing suits and before they knew what
stores really sold underwear already made up. “Grocer and bookseller”
for one Shelby generation after another. Why bother to mention the
name. You can tell his age by noticing his telephone number .... Then
Drs. H. D. and R. L. Wilson (father and son) look out at you with a
right eye, a sharp one, too, and tell you to have your eyes examined
regularly. (Y’see, if you should go blind, there wouldn't be must left in
life since you couldn’t read this colyum. Clear your throat and giggle and
let's have another cigarette) ..... The Chesterfield people tell you (wait
j!il we light this one) that 133,000 policemen stand between you and trou
ble every day and night. They’re real fellows under their’Jackets Just
like a good cigarette. Remember what Kipling said about a woman and
a cigar being a good smoke? Let’s modernize It: "A flapper may be a
flop, but a good cigarette never" ..... Anyway, we'U bet many ol those
133,000 policemen (some of them are now> will start smoking Chester
fields because the cigarette folks said a good word for the bluecoats.
What you say, let’s quit add-lin' around for today?
Use Classified Advertising In The Star.
20,000 Readers aftd the Minimum Charge
for a Want Adv. is Only 25c. Phone 11.
trinity Community
News Of The Week
The members of the W. M. U. and
Sunbeam band will have a picnic on
the church grounds on next Satur
day afternoon at 3 o'clock. All mem
bers are urged to bo present and
bring well-filled baskets. The W. M.
U. will have its regular monthly
program at this time.
The Senior B. Y. P. U. of Caro
leen gave a demonstration program
at our church on Sunday morning
and an adult B. Y. P. U. was organ
ised at the same time.
An ordination service was held at
Trinity church on Sunday evening
at 3 o’clock when four men were
added to the board of deacons, Rev
J. M. Goode, or Boiling Springs, con
ducted/the examination and gave
the charge.
Mrs. Oroell Blanton and little
granddaughter of Kings Mountain
have been spending a few days of
last week here with Mrs. K. D. N.
Jolley and Mrs. Clarence Bostic.
Mrs. Jane Winn Is spending this
week with her daughter Mrs. Mar
vin Bailey of Spindale.
Miss Josie Mae Kolllfleld spent the
past week end with Misses Ruby and
Mary Alice Lovelace.
Mr. John Dubree, Miss Blanche
Dubree, and Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Bradford of Henrietta visited rela
tives in the community Saturday.
Ivjr, and Mrs. Robert N. Jolley and
children of No. 1 Township were the
Spcnd-the-day guests of their par
ents Mr. and Mrs. K. D. N. Jolley on
Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Ramsey of
Morganton, visited relatives In the
community Sunday.
Miss Effie Bridges of Henrietta
has been spending a few days here
with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bailey and
little daughter spend Sunday with
Mrs. Barbara Gillespie.
Miss Ollie Bridges returned to her
home here Thursday after having
had her tonsils removed at the Shel
by hospital
Mr. and Mrs. Summie AlUson and
sons Raymond and Jimmie of No. 1
township were callers at the home
of Mr. K. D. N. Jolley Sunday after
Rev. M. M. Huntley of Spindale
was the Saturday dinner guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bailey,
Misses Effie Bridges of Henrietta
and Miss Rebecca Bridges were the
Sunday dinner guests of Misses Ol
lie and Inna Bridges.
Mrs. Paul Bridges was the spend
the day guest of her sister Mrs. R.
V. Green of Mooresboro Saturday.
Little Miss Connie Towery of near
Forest City, spent last week with
her sister Mrs. Amos Jolley.
Mr. and Mrs. Gaston Skinner and
children of Boiling Spri:|,s spent the
past week end with relatives here.
An exchange wants to know what
United States has to worry about
when It has over $15,000,000,000 In
vested abroad, to which the Lexing
ton Herald replies, “That's the ans
wer.” And it will be difficult to
think of a better one.—Philadelphia
The low price of sliver doesn't
seem such a calamity when the wed
ding Invitations begin to come in.—
Calgary Herald.
Cnder order of court made In special
proceeding entitled J. C. Newton and Carl
Thompson, administrators, et al. ve. Robte
Brackett, J. C. Brackett, et al, on May 8,
1931, the undersigned commissioner vrlll
offer for resale at the court nouse door
In Shelby. Cleveland county, North Caro
lina. at 1J o'clock M. on June 13th. 1931.
at public auction to the highest bidder
for cash the following described lot of
land, lying and being In Number 9 town
ship, Cleveland county, Shelby, north Car
olina, and more,particularly described and
defined as follows:
Lot No. 1. Lying and being In No. 6
township. Cleveland county, Norm Caro
Una and described as follows: Beginning
at the Intersection of West Graham street
and Martin street In the southwest square
of the city of Shelby, North Carolina, and
runs thence east with the north side of
West Graham street #9 feet to a stake.
A. P. Weather'e corner; thence with
Weathers line north 135 feet to a etake, a
new corner; thence a new line west 96
feet to a stake in east edge of Martin
street: thence with south edge of said
street south 135 feet to the beginning and
being southern part of lot No. 5 as shown
on plat In book No. 1 at page 697, tn the
registry of Cleveland county, North Caro
This May «th, 1931.
YATES BRACKETT, Commissioner.
D. Z Newton, Atty. 2t May ]7c
is there,
so results
are sure
School People
Check On Plans
Of Legislature
State Capital Attempts To Interpret
Work of Assembly. School
Heads Meet.
• Special to The Star.)
Raleigh, June 8.—The state capi
tal. as well as the entire state, much
relieved at the closing of the long
est legislative session In the history
of the commonwealth, has been
busy the past week .seeking to In
terpret Just what that body did and
to find out just where It Is—a pro
cess that will continue for several
weeks, some phases stretching out
Into years.
The school folks have been try
ing to extricate themselves from
what seems on its face a great,
tangle, but which, after Interprets-j
tlons and study, Is expected to be- j
come simple and workable, even
though a definite change In policy
—from county operation with state
rid to state operation with county
Ud—has been made.
The state board of equalization,
charged with handling the more
han $18,000,000 In school funds, held
t two-day session last week, mak
ng a study of the law and Its duties
md requirements. The second day
)f the session was held with county
md city superintendents, principals
md other school men, gathered at
he Invitation of State Superintend
ent A. T. Allen, here to learn what
hey could regarding the new laws
md requirements.
Pear that the schools would be
jreatly crippled, apparently has died
town and the opinion prevails that,
.n view of what might have been
md at times appeared likely, the
schools are to be in fair shape and
may continue without serious In
jury, even tf the state does have to
?et on the red side of the ledger In
doing It. Local districts will not be
materially affected, if local school
authorities are able to get the gov
erning boards of the counties and
school districts to levy taxes suffi
cient to supplement the funds to be
secured from the state. Economies,
including purchasing supplies thru
the state director of purchase and
contract, will not be put into effect,
so bulk buying will result in import
ant savings.
A. S. Brower, purchasing agent,
told the officials to go easy on their
purchases, until he could work out
some plan. E. B. Jeffress, chairman
of the state highway commission,
told them of the plans for county
highways especially those on which
school busses will operate.
The local government commission,
probably the most important body
of those created by the general as
sembly, certainly next to the school
Here is
the medi
cine that will
do the work. It’s
free action on the
bowels quickly relieves
constipation—the usual
cause of stomach disorders,
kidney and liver trouble, bilious
ness, dizzy feeling, gas pains, bloat
ing, neuritis, coughs and colds.
Try Herb Extract, formerly called
Herb Juice, and know what it means
to enjoy good health.
You don’t need pills with this
Refuse imitations, nothing like the
genuine as shown above.
Sold and recommended by
Paul Webb & Son
And Leading Druggists
Round Trip Tickets
Between ail Stations.
Return Limit: TUESDAY
Take a train ride and
visit your Friends.
Ask The
Ticket Agent.
Southern Railway
changes in importance, held its
quarterly meeting last week, but
its actions were of a routine nature.
The operation is left to the execu
tive committee and particularly to
Charles M. Johnson, director. It is
expected to be a power in the han
dling of local financial problems.
The advisory committee of the
state banking department also met
last week on Friday, and went into
problems of bank examining under
the new law. This body is expected,
with the additional powers conferred
and through Gurney P. Hood, new.
commissioner of banks, to prove a
great factor in stabalizlng and al
laying fears regarding bank failures,
following the panic of last winter.
Tyree C. Taylor has entered upon
his duties as executive counsel to
Governor Gardner and Edward M.
Gill, Laurinburg, has assumed his
new post of private secretary to the
governor. While the announcement
Is yet to be made, Frank L. Dun
lap, of Wadesboro, state senator, is
expected to be named director of
Meanwhile, Governor Gardner
spent last week at h)s home In Shel
by, in quest of needed rest, follow
ing the long-drawn-out legislative
session. The capital city took on a
quiet aspect following the adjourn
ment, but about every day brings
groups to Raleigh for one purpose
or another, and normalcy will soon
be reached.
Bethlehem Section
News Of The Week
Fanners Busy With Their Crops.
targe Crowd at El Bethel
Home Coming.
(Special to The Star.)
Bethlehem. June 8.—The farmers
of our community have been very
busy with their crops. The small
grain is ripening very fast which
will keep them very busy for quite
Quite a bunch of our people at
tended home coming at El Bethel
Sunday. The S. S. received a special
invitation the male quartet sang
several beautiful selections.
Miss Helen Bookout and brother
Cecil, of Gastonia, spent the week
end with their,, grandparents. Mr.
and Mrs. J. P. Blalock. Cecil is
spending this week- with them.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Yarboro and
small son Junior, Mr. Tom Blalcok
visited Mrs. Yarboro and Mrs.
Rush Dixon in Dallas Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Bell and three
children of Oak Grove community
spent the week end with Mrs. Bell’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Dixon
Miss CIo McGinnis spent Sunday
with Miss Alma Bridges.
Miss Josephine McDaniel spent
Sunday with Miss Teora Bookout.
Miss Pearl Kerr spent the week
end with Miss Plccola Blalock.
Visitors at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. E. L. McDaniel Sunday after
noon were: Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Put
nam and attractive ohildren of
Shelby, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Partou
and two children of Kings Moun
tain, also Misses Wright and Hord
Mr. A. V. Watterson of Shelby *vis
ited his wife and baby Sunday at
the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs
J. D. Watterson.
Relieves a Headache or Neuralgia .»
30 minutes, checks a Cold the first
day, and checks Malaria in three
666 Salve for Baby’s Cold.
*0 year*
You lave in mint
KC. Use LESS than ol
high priced brand*.
Your Child’s
Need not be at all dangerous
if treated upon first symp
toms. Mothers for more than
a generation have put an end
| to stomach and bowel dis
I turbances of their children
j by keeping handy a bottle ot
Anti-Ferment. It settles the
stomach, soothes the pains,
prevents violent paroxysms,
tends to regulate the bowels
and in the end may avoid
Colitis and more serious trou
bles. It is harmless and non
narcotic but a relief for Dys
enterry, and Diarrhea and
digestive disorders due to up
set stomach and bowels. It
may be obtained in separate
: formulae, for adults 75c or
I for children 60c at all drug
j stores. Keep it ready for em
i ergeneies. adv
Build With Briek
When in need of FACE OR COMMON BRICK write us,
or phone 76m, Mt. Holly, N. C. With our fleet of trucks,
w'e can make quick deliveries to jobs, saving freight and
double handling, thereby putting brick to jobs in much
better condition.
Your Trustees?
We are of the sincere opinion that
your estate cannot be administered
so carefully, so efficiently, or so de
pendably by a private individual as
by the trust department of this stable
banking institution.
Let Us Describe Our Trust Plans To
Union Trust Co.

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