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•t Shelby, North Carolina, under the Act ol Congress, March a. urn*.
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our custom to charge five cents per line tor resolutions of respect,
cards of thanks and obituary notices, after one death notice nae
been published, rhls will be strictly adhered to.
WEDNESD’Y, JUNE 24, 1931
President Hoover has this to he thankful for: So far ho
has not been blamed for the heat wave.
Mayor Jimmy Walker is 50 years old but not old enough
as yet to be called James instead of Jimmy. Some folks are
just that way.
Mr. Hoover may be a genius as an engineer but the ex
isting depression, to one who knows little or nothing about
engineering, does not resemble the blue print of prosperity
he drew for us in 1928.
It appears as if the three candidates for the Democratic
nomination to the U. S. Senate in this State will be Bowie,
Grist and Morrison. Now if someone will tell us who the
high man will be, we will, in turn, name the low man.
Will or will not Josephus Daniels be a candidate tor
governor in 1932? That question continues to be tossed
about over the State. The Wilkes Patriot looks at it this
way: “Our admiration for the Raleigh man as an editor
is so great that we just as lief he’d stick to his writing,”
OTHER SECTIONS SUFFER
Vi'ITH THE EXCEPTION of a couple of severe Hail and wind
storms the farmers of this section so far have had ex
cellent weather for their crops. On one or two occasions it
appeared as if a drought was about to begin, but rain, fortu
nately, came before any noticeable damage was done. Other
agrarian sections, however, have not been so fortunate. In
the great northwest grain section a long drought has badly
damaged the wheat crop and may do even more damage. In
sections of Georgia, covering a considerable territory, there
has been no rain for more than seven weeks. The corn is
practically ruined and the cotton stand is poor.
Often—too often, perhaps—-we manage to find some
thing to complain about, but year in and year out in Pied
mont Carolina we have seasons for which we should be thank
ful, particularly so when contrasted with other sections.
A YOUNGSTER IS CLIMBING
JUST HOW NEAR A young Shelby golfer is to the heights
of golfing fame is a matter of much interest in his home
town. Last year Fred Webb, just 15 years of age, fought
his way to the semi-finals of the Southern tournament at
Greensboro. In one of his first matches he defeated Chas
teen Harris, Tennessee veteran, without, as they say in sport
circles, being forced to take the wraps off. Last week at
Chattanooga Harris won the Southern championship with
out overly exerting himself. What might have happened
had the Shelby boy been there? As it was, unable to assem
ble the necessary funds for the Tennessee trip ,the youngster
remained at home and shot par or better golf all week long.
Next year may be his year. Anyway, Shelby people are
hoping that the old home town’s youthful aspirant to the
shoes of Bobby Jones will be able to enter t he tourney then.
They know, as do some of the veteran golfers the mere strip
ling has licked, that he isn’t just a flash in the pan. It would
be no wild prediction to say that ere many years Shelby may
be the home of a Southern champion. And at the age of
the local golf genius, there will remain then other and great
er worlds to conquer.
HOLLAND’S MAGAZINE, the Saturday Evening Post of
the South, carries in its current number a very inter
esting article on North Carolina. The article written by T.
C. Richardson is entitled “Tarheelia—Pacemaker of the
South.” After sketching a historic background of the State,
its settlement and history, Mr. Richardson moves up to the
present day and paints the progressive march of the State
since Aycock's day. In depicting the advance of the State in
industry and agriculture, the writer pays a compliment to
Cleveland county by referring to the rural electrification of
the home county of the State’s farmer-manufacturer gover
nor. Cleveland it is pointed out, leads the nation in electric
conveniences in the rural regions.
A series of photographs, showing typical North Caro
lina roads, scenery, industrial plants, homes and business
scenes, help the article put its story over in an intriguing
manner. It is certainly a valuable boost for the State from
the standpoint of publicity and the winning feature of it is
that the writer has the facts included to support his interest
ing story of the pace-maker in the New South.
WHAT OF SMITH IN 1932?
HERE AND THERE throughout the country rumors spring
up that Al Smith may not lend his strength and influence
to the Franklin D. Roosevelt presidential boom. It is gener
ally agreed that Governor Roosevelt is about as near under
the wire in the pre-convention sentiment for the Democratic
nomination. Yet there are those, raayhaps mere .trouble
makers, who continue to predict that Smith will throw his
strength against his successor as governor of New- York and
may even seek or accept the nomination once more himself.
Sam Small, veteran political‘writer and observer, writing in
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for worry in such reports.
“No one,” Small writes, “knows better than Smith him
self that he is throu^i.” He emphasizes the fact that Smith
has far too much wisdom to attempt to carry the Democratic
standard again when defeat seems almost certain. He con
tinues by explaining that no one after a moment of sound
reasoning would take any stock in a report that Smith will
"knife” Roosevelt. “He is,” Small says, “too big and too
square-shooting for that.” Roosevelt nominated A1 Smith
for president three times. They have been political allies;
their administrations in New York State have faced similar
problems and have been battled in a similar manner. Roose
velt, Small intimates in conclusion, will be the Democratic
nominee next year and the powerful Smith influence will be
an important factor in landing the nomination and in that
more important campaign, the election.
FUTURE OF SHELBY SCHOOLS
IN HIS ANNUAL REPORT to the Shelby school board, B. L.
Smith, 'city school superintendent., touches' upon - several
phases of school activity of major importance to this com
munity. Outstanding, to many at least, will be the frank
statement that "Shelby must soon have a modern high school
and that the upper grammar grades must be assembled in
the present high school." Supt. Smith does not say that such
n program should be carried out in the immediate future; he
is wise enough to know that such is not plausible under ev
isting conditions, but he is to be commended for mentioning
the matter so that citizens of Shelby may think it over.
Admittedly, Shelby's educational advantages have not
kept the pace with the general progressive march and growth
of the city. The present high school building is the same
building used when the city did not have one-third of its
present population, which exceeds the 10,000 mark. Larger
churches and large business buildings came as a matter of
course as the city swept through that period of progress
which enabled it to show a larger percentage growth from
1920 to 1930 than any other town or city in North Carolina.
The education of the young is an important and vital factor
in the progress of any community. Many towns not half
Shelby’s size have more commodious and modern high school
buildings than we have. As we say, economic conditions
must adjust themselves before a broader educational pro
gram can, or should, be inaugurated. But, as Supt. Smith
stales, the day is fast approaching when we must have a
more modern high school building, which at the same time
will make possible the assembling in the present building of
the upper grammar grades. Certainly there is no harm in
bringing the matter to the attention of citizens so that they
may have ample time in the months ahead to deliberate upon
a topic that fundamentally affects the future of all citizens
of all ages in every walk of life.
15 FAILURE HERE
Tells Georgia Soelely He Thinks
Eighteenth Amendment Is
New York,—Mayor Janies L. Key,
of Atlanta, Ga.. reasserted his op
position to prohibition, declaring
that the dry law is wrong and
should not be worshipped as a ‘'fet
Ma^or Key spoke at a dinner giv
en in his honor by the Georgia So
ciety of New' York in the Hotel
Pennsylvania. He ts one of the party
of mayors who returned from a tour
"I am a man who believes in tem
perance," , Mayor Key said. "If wc
could have temperance by law en
forcement, 1 would be for it. I was
one of the most hopeful when the
18th amendment was passed
Deplores Disregard tor Daw.
“I believe now we have made a
mistake. The measure of a law ts
Its effect on the people. A law that
builds character is a good law and
a law that tears character down ;s
| a bad law.
"There Is a general disposition to
disobey the prohibition law, and a
spirit of adventure In disobeying it,
which breeds contempt for all law
and destroys the character of our
The 18th amendment was passed
as a war measure. Mayor Key de
clared, and should be put to the
people for reconsideration. "We
don't want a nation of lawbreakers,
As to substitutes for present reg
ulations, Mayor Key added. "I do
not know of any remedy, but I do
know prohibition is wrong.’*
With the mayor at the dinner was
his 19-year-old daughter, Ruth, Mil
ler M. Bister, president of the Geor
gia society, presided.
On arrival here the Atlanta may
or In reply to a query as to wheth
er he had taken any drinks abroad
said: "That is a personal question
and nobody's business."
"Hair-brained nit-wits trying to
lift themselves out of the obscurity
in which they belong" was the way
he described some of those In At
lanta who want to censure him or
Taking the Ltd Off.
”1 want to do something that will
draw out the conversational abili
ties of my guests’ *
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