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The Cleveland Star
SHELBY, N. O.
MONDAY - WEDNESDAY - EKIDAY
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THE STAR PUBLISHING COMPANY. INC.
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at Shelby. North Carolina, under the Act ot Congress, March 4. 18iu.
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our custom to charge five cents per line tor resolutions ot respect
eards ot thanks and obituary notices, after one death notice nas
been published. X'hi? will be strictly adhered ta
MONDAY', JUNE 22, 193l~
Governor Gardner may not liave heard about it, but
there are more fine gardeners and fine gardens in Cleveland
county this year, as a result of his live-at-home campaign,
than he could have thought possible just a few years ago.
The Kiwanis club has lined up behind the movement to
get the Shelby-Marion highway surfaced, thus opening up
with a modern road one of the best sections in the State.
Now it is up to other Shelby organizations and similar groups
along the route to join in and put the movement over.
FEEL “PUNY” IN THE SPRINGTIME?
IF YOU FEEL ALL down-in-the mouth, think you’re aching
adl over and can hardly take another step these warm
days, consider for a moment Uncle Tommy Kemp of Popular
According to news dispatches, Uncle Tommy for the first
time in a hundred years or so admits he is "puny.” Uncle
Tommy, if he lives, will be 119 years old this fall.
"My age,” he confesses, "is beginning to tell on me. I’ve
been puny most of the spring, couldn’t do my farming for the
first time since I can remember. About all I can do is sit
around the hou6c and be a grouch.” -
The reason the majority of us will never reach Uncle
Tommy’s age is that we admit we feel "puny” and almost
surrender to the feeling, especially in the warm days of
spring, at an age Uncle Tommy Would refer to as mere child
hood. We may do it reluctantly, but well have to admit it
WHAT! A COTTON COUNTY?
A VISITOR TO CLEVELAND county this week would hard
ly believe, after a tour over the rural sections, that
Cleveland is the State’s champion cotton county. Instead
he would likely get the idea that Cleveland is a leading wheat
and oats county, a county that goes in for grain crops—and
goes in strong.
It has been years since any change in the county has
been so widely discussed as Has this county's shift this yeai
to grain and feed crops. It is not k shift away from cotton
for Cleveland farmers have almost as much cotton out this
year as was planted last year, but the other acres are all ir
wheat, oats, or some form of food and feed crop. The Stai
has said it time and again this spring: It is a cheering thing
to say—there will be very little want and hard times here
abouts this fall no matter how low cotton Mils. There if
too much wheat and other grain for the rur™sections to bf
HOW WE GET “IN THE RED”
A CONTEMPORARY notes that the combined government
deficit of the eight states from Virginia south to Flor
ida is more than 50 million dollars. Quite a deficit even as
governmental deficits go. North Carolina faces a deficit oi
more than a million. Other States are more “in the red;’
Alabama expects a deficit of near 19 million by fall, anc
Virginia is the only one of eight States on the right side oi
the ledger. Commenting upon those bothersome figures
The Caldwell Record says:
These huge deficits are attributed to decreased fax
returns and the historic practice of legislatures in au
thorizing expenditures far in excess of revenue in sight.
A good example of this was the passing of the MacLean
school law at the recent session of the general assem
bly, without first knowing where the revenue to pay the
bill was to be secured. Evidently the habit of appropri
ating first and worrying about ways and means to get
the money afterward is being practiced elsewhere.
So it is. But ere long, unless we miss our guess, the
taxpayers will let it be known that they have become tired
of having politicians and legislators appropriate their money
for this and that with little consideration of where it is tc
come from and how. No sensible legislator will order a new
automobile for himself unless he has some idea of how it it
to be paid for. Why not practice the same theory wher
spending the money of taxpayers? It is easy to get “in the
red,” but not such a simple task to get out—as if everyone
except legislative groups did not know that.
WHOSE BUSINESS IS ROTTEN?
ONE PATHEICALLY amusing phase—if there can be,pjacl
a thing—about the business depression is that offqret
by those people whose business is good but who get in fhi
dumps by worrying about other people’s business.
A speaker at the Charlotte Rotary club the other da;
told of sitting* by a salesman in a cafe and asking him abou
his business. The reply was “Rotten!” Asked what he wa
selling, he said “Coffee.” Then the first speaker told hin
that the coffee business should be good gs everyone who ha
a nickel will spend it for a cup of coffee. Evert those wit]
How\ then, could the coffee business be so bad. Tbe coffe
How, then, could the ecoffee business be so bad. The coffe
salesman admitted that the coffee business wasn’t so bad
“My business is good,” he said, “but business in general i
Too many people have that attitude; that’s one of th
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you hear people declaring that business is bad, but a major
ity of them, when you pin them down, will amend it by say
ing their particular business is doing very well. It is other
people’s business, business in general that worries them.
Just ask them “Whose business is rotten?” and perhaps you
will help them drive away that down-in-the-mouth feeling.
Why should anyone spread the blues when their own par
ticular business is not so bad? Are we by nature just a
bunch of spineless pessimists? Think it over. If your busi
ness isn’t really rotten, just a little off, why spread pessi
mism by reminding that business in general is not so good?
It will not help your own business, no matter what that busi
ness may be.
WHERE OUR MONEY GOES
IN AMERICA, believe it or not, we spend more money for
ice cream than to see moving pictures.
* It has been generally believed that the movie industry
is the country’s fourth largest business, in which a stagger
ing sum of money is spent annually. A French writer, after
five years in America says we’re all wrong; seventy-some
businesses are larger. Writing in the Atlantic Monthly he
has this to-say about it:
In 1925, a year particularly prosperous industrially
in the United States, the value of the products of the *
picture studios is stated in official statistics as $93,
This is not a negligible figure, far from it. I would
be contented with a small fraction of it for my tobacco
money. Nevertheless, it proves that a people of a hun
dred and twenty millions have needs more imperious
than seeing moving pictures.
I offer in proof the following statistics of the same
Lithography --:--— $98.721,268
Cordage and'string -- $1007447,364
Hair and spring mattresses —____$110,716,896
Aluminum -. —-- 127,830,756
Perfumes and cosmetics___ 192,510,453
Ice-creams -.-- 286,175,686
I could quote from three long pages the figures of
industries more important than that of films, but I will
not abuse your patience. Those cited above prove my
The members of the picture industry will dispute
the truth of my contention, I know, and I know in ad
vance their argument.
They will claim that the house where films are
shown make a part of the industry, and that those figur
es should have a place on the balance sheet. My read
ers are free to side with them if they choose; as for me
I consider the argument a mere pleasantry.
“Even if all the theatres where reels are shown gave
no other entertainment, which is not the case, the argu
ment even then would have no value. Either the mov
! ing pictures form an industry, or they do not. If they
do, that industry must follow the laws of any industry.
And in consequence, the value of the products manu
factured, and that value alone, must be taken into ac
Take the automobile industry, for example. It be
1 gan with nothing, as did the pictures, and in 1925, the
value of its products reached £4,721,402,566. And in
this valuation no one thinks of including, you may be
certain, the profits of the retail dealers, or of the garag
es, or of the filling-stations.
Or, if you prefer, compare the printing industry, the
1 sixth in order of importance. Into a valuation of $2,
169.638,230 no one has thought of putting the profit
made by stores and newsstands on the magazines and
So, Gentlemen of Hollywood, a little less boasting . .
que diable! ... a little less boasting!
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ioluca And Knob
Woman Evangelist Filled With Ap
pointments. Mr. Sain Takes
Job In Charlotte.
(Special to The Star.)
Toluca, June 20.—Dr. Jenkins,
principal of Davenport college, made
ip Interesting talk at St. Peters on
.Bust Sunday p. m.
Several from the community at
tended the memorial at Mulls
Chapel last Sunday,
Miss Dora Willis delivered a great
nessage at Buelah Baptist church
m last Sunday p. m. She seems
,o be doing a great work and peo
ple are eager to hear her. Her time
is tilled up for almost a year.
Miss Ima Carpenter spent last
Saturday night with the Mostella
Miss Ora Sain of Morganton is
(pending some time with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sain.
Mr. and Mrs. Hardy Lyons of
Newton spent Sunday p. m, with
Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Boyles.
Mrs. Fred Faker and baby of Dal
las Is spending this week with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Willis,
Mr. Clemoh Young of Raleigh is
visiting his father, Mr. W. H. Young
and Mrs. W. H. Young this week.
Misses Ruth Costner and Ruth
Hallman spent last Sunday with
Miss Eva Parker.
Miss Inez Propst spent last Sat
urday night with Miss Merrel Ed
wards also Miss Mary Ledford spent
Sunday p. m. there.
Mr. and Mrs. George Spurling of
near Shelby spent last Sunday with
his sister Mrs, M. J. Ledford and
Mrs. W. A. Pendleton of Shelby
and Mrs. D. M. Mull and daugh
ters, Misses Sadie and Edith Mul'
were dinner guests of Mrs. W. F.
Mull of Catawba county Sunday.
Mr. Fletcher Sain, a student from
the university of N. C. spent the
week-end with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. S. A. Sain. He returned to
Charlotte Sunday’ where he will
work in a hospital this summer.
Mrs. Odus Norman and children,
Sybil, Gene and Sherrell, spent the
week-end with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. S. A. Sain.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sain, Mr.
and Mrs. A. P. Carpenter spent last
Sunday at the home oi Mrs. Car
penter's brother, Mr. Cicero Dellin
ger of Hickory. Mr Dellinger re
turned home with them to spend a
few days. He is suffering with a
nervous breakdown from a relapse
Speech Of Hoover
Senator Walsh Asks Why Harding
Did Not Dismiss
Washington. President Hoover's
statement that Warren G. Hard
ing on his deathbed had a "dim
realization" of the presence of cor
ruption in his administration had
a repercussion in Democratic quar
Senator Walsh of Montana, pros
ecutor of the senate investigation
which uncovered the Teapot Dome
and Elk Hills oil lease scandals, In
a state through the Democratic na
tional committee, referred to the
president's speech dedicating the
Harding memorial and said:
"That was an Interesting bit of
history introduced by President
Hoover Into his speech at Marion,
namely that the realization by
PrtBldent Harding that he had been
betrayed ‘by a few of the men
whom he had trusted,' was a con
tributing cause of his death.
"Intimations to that effect have
frequently been made, but never
hitherto by anyone in a position to
know as well as Jhe president, iri
1 deed the statement has usually been
! made as a matter of surmise rather
| than of fact. Cpming from the re
' liable source from which the fact is
[now given to the public, a number
[of inquiries are prompted,
j "Of the faithfulness of which
particular friend or friends, after
wards shown in the courts of the
j land to have betrayed the country
| as well—to use the language of the
orator at Marlon—did President
Harding have knowledge—Fall.
Daugherty, Forbes or Miller?
Why Not Prosecution?
“If he had such knowledge why
did he not peremptorily dismiss
them from the public service and
cause to be instituted those prose
cution to which they later became
“Was the president's iniormalion
that Harding had a ‘dim realization’
of the fact that he, and( of course
the country as well, had been be
trayed acquired before or after the
death of Harding?- If after, who
was his informant and, if before,
why did he remain inactive, being
one of the constitutional advisers of
“Dad, wliat's a prodigy ?" askeo
Father sighed and wiped his
“Well." he said, “a boy your age.
who doesn't ask any question would
most likely be a prodigy."
Bum: Spare a topper for a poor
man out of work?
Business Man: Here’s a half-dol
lar. Call at my office tomorrow and
I’ll find you work.
"No, sir, the half-dollar will bo
enough—I'm not greedy.”
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Don’t Rasp Your Throat
With Harsh Irritants
“Reach for a LUCKY instead"
When you visit your physician for your periodic
health examination, one of the very first things ha
asks you to do Is to open your,, mouth wide, and fa
isay "Ah." He is examining the delicate lining of your
throat. "AhI" There Is not a man or woman who
could even make this simple sound, If In the throat
there were no Adam's Apple. For your Adam’s Apple
is your larynx—the voice box containing your vocal
chords. Ahd what a delicate piece of Nature’s handi
work the Adam’s Apple Is. A slight cold—even a tiny
1 particle lodged in the throat—and our voice often
I grows husky. In acute cases, we may even lose our
[ voice for several days. Don’t rasp your throat with
harsh Irritants—Reach for a LUCKY instead—remem
ber, LUCKY STRIKE is the only cigarette In America
that through Its exclusive "TOASTING" process ex
pels certain harsh irritants present In all raw tobaccos.
These expelled irritants are sold to manufacturers
of chemical compounds. They are not present In
your LUCKY STRIKE. No wonder 20,679 American
physicians have stated LUCKIES to be less Irritating.
LUCKIES are always kind to your throat. And so we
say "Consider your Adam’s Apple."
.. .. MUM....
“It’s toasted" <
Including the use of Ultra Violet Rays
Sunshine Mellows—Heat Purifies