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The Cleveland Star
SHELBY, N. C.
MONDAY - WEDNESDAY - ERIDAY
By Mall, per year ____ u.30
By Carrier, per year __ W Oo
THE STAR PUBLISHING COMPANY. INC.
LEK B. WEATHERS-____ President and aaitoi
& ERNEK1 HOEY ....... Secretary and f oreman
RENN CRUM--- Mews fca.to.
G E DAIL ----- Advertising Manage!
Entered as second class matter January 1, 1905. at the postoitice
at Shelby, North Carolina, under the Act of Congress, March J, ihv».
We wish to call your attention to the fact that It is and nas oeen
our custom to charge five cents per line for resolutions of respect,
cards of thanks and obituary notices, after one death notice nas
been published. This wUl be strictly adhered to.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 1931
Post and Gatty may flv around (he world in ten days or
less, but when they get back where are they going after sav
ing all that time?
Once it was fireworks and whoopee of that type, but
nowadays it is the automobile that must be watched on the
Fourth if the death toll is to be held down.
Shelby streets were filled with shoppers Saturday, one
of the largest Saturday crowds since the fall holiday season.
The coming Saturday should be another big day, although it
is the Fourth of .July, for Shelby merchants will take their
day off on Monday instead.
An article written Wednesday morning for The Star of
that afternoon informed how the gardens of the county were
in need of rain. That afternoon, by the time the paper, was
off the press, it rained. A fortunate section this is when
one remembers how hard-hit by drought other sections are.
AM) THIS FROM RASKOB?
NO MAN IN THE public limelight in the last decade, other
than A1 Smith and Herbert Hoover, has been cussed and
discussed as much as has John J. Raskob. The Democratic
charman, who took time off from his business duties as a
successful financier to direct the Smith campaign and with
his money play sugar daddy to the financially embarrassed
Democratic party, has been berated and lambasted in his own
party and in the rival party. There are those who believe to
this day that Raskob has horns or shouljl have them and
that he could not be depended upon to click in the proper
manner at any time.
To those of that group—a group that can see and mag
nify fault after fault in the Democratic ehairman and never
see the least indication of good—a Raskob statement, of re
cent date must have been astounding. Just back from
Europe, Mr. Raskob was asked about the Hoover debt mora
torium, and what did he say ? He said it would stabilize
world conditions and was a great move. That from a Demo
cratic. ehairman anent a move made by a Republican presi
dent. Raskob went further. He said the moratorium move
should not be a political matter. "Such a constructive step,”
he stated, "should not be weighed politically, as it is of too
^fr-reaching importance.” Other Democratic leaders take
the same view, but it must have been a great shock, to those
who think Raskob works night and day to turn the nation
over to the pope and the liquor barons, to hear such a state
ment coming from him. For Raskob, remember, has been
accused of making business bad just to embarrass Mr.
COULDN’T BACK BETTER MAN
WHEN GOVERNOR GARDNER stepped out with the an
nouncement that he was not supporting any candidate
as next governor, The Morganton News-Herald, edited by
Miss Beatrice Cobb, had this to say: “Well, all we have to
say is that if Governor Gardner were getting into it he
couldn't back a better man than Mr. Ehringhaus." That
statement, our view is, will meet with welcome response in
Cleveland county where Mr. Ehringhaus appears to be the
top-heavy favorite for governor in 1932 no matter who Gov
ernor Gardner may or may not support.
Continuing The News-Herald says:
Of course it is right and proper that as incumbent
-of the gubernatorial chair Governor Gardner should not
be active in the cause of any candidate who might or
might not succeed him. His formal statement was oc
casioned by newspaper charges and political gos*sip in
Raleigh that the "Gardner organization” is backing the
candidacy of J. C. B. Ehringhaus, of Elizabeth City.
It would be out of place for Governor Gardner to
take a part in the approaching contest for the Demo
cratic nomination, now less than a year off, but many of
the rest of us are not bound by the same conventions and
« restrictions that surround Mr. Gardner. The News-Her
ald is an open supporter of Mr. Ehringhaus, solely on the
grounds that we believe him well gs^ified in every way
to fill the high office with credit to himself and the
State. He is a man of outstanding ability and high
character. For prqof of this last statement any citizen
has only to make inquiry in his home tow’n. Elizabeth
City is 100 percent for J. C. B. Ehringhaus for Gover
THE PEOPLE S BUSINESS
OF RECENT WEEKS The Star has commented upon public!
matters in which there had been criticism on the part otj
numerous citizens. There were those, of course, who took!
the attitude that it was none of The Star’s business. There I
are always people like that. Others realized that the com
ment made by this paper was in the interest of public good
and in behalf of citizens and taxpayers, and so expressed
themselves. One man at least came in to express his appre
ciation for the remarks. “Somebody,” he said, “needs to keep
♦heir eyes open as a matter of protection for the public.”
by K, r
POSTON in t» FOUCTri
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on JUNE I9!i> THE
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com is sion
I he Star, howbcit, does not pose as a protector and does not
appoint itself guardian of the public’s business. When there
are developments which, in oyr'opinion, necessitate comment
—comment similar to that expressed on the streets—then
The Star proposes to have it's say, not with the idea of in
juring anyone, hut, instead, in the interest of justice and fair
play. In that connection it might be said that there are
about as many people desire for a paper to do all their kick
ing arid make all their complaints as there are people who
think no public transaction is any business of a newspaper
that serves the public. It is human inclination, or weakness,
one that most of us have, to desire that the other fellow do
as much of our howling and fighting as possible. People fre
quently come to The Star asking that this and that action
be denounced, or that this and that official be criticised. If
The Star thinks such should be done, it does so. What pre
vents the irate .citizen from doing likewise? He can say
what he desires others to say and say it in the paper with
his name signed to his statements. If we agree with his
view and consider the matter worthwhile, then the'” paper
is willing to take it up. But why ask, please, that the paper
be the goat and be the target for what counter attack and
boomerang rhere may be? Is that “toting” fair?
COUNTY COURT COSTS SHOULD BE
JUST AS OUTLINED BY LAW
IT APPEARS TO THE STAR as if all this talk about the bill
of costs in the Cleveland county recorder's court could
be easily stilled by getting the matter properly straightened
once and for all. That simple procedure should be followed
ncd merely to quiet talk that may be going on but also as a
matter of justice to all concerned, including officers, defend
ants and court officials.
So far as The Star knows no individual nor group is
wilfully or intentionally doing anything wrong although the
total costs in a county court case may, as contended, be larg
er than should be if the law is followed. For that reason,
then, there is no apparent cause why the legal regulations
covering county court costs should not be consulted and fol
lowed. The law surely stipulates the proper fee for each
item in the bill of costs. It should not be difficult then for
a regular schedule, one that follows the law and could not be
criticised, to be prepared and placed on the. desk of the clerk
in county court and every bill of costs filled out accordingly.
Whose business it is to do that, The Star does not know.
We do believe it is someone’s business to dq so. The average
defendant in the county court may not deserve sympathy and
in the opinion of some he may not deserve proper consider
ation, but he does, despite those views, deserve justice. if
the court costs have been and are in excess of what the law
says they should be, then they are unfair and unjust. There
is no denying that. If these costs have complied with the
amount set forth by law, then that fact should be known so
that officers and others might not receive undue and unjust
A county court necessarily handles many minor cases,
some of them bordering on the frivolous. In a farm county
such as Cleveland it is a frequent occurrence for farm hands
to be hailed into Monday courts because of week-end merri
ment. The same is true in textile villages. The a\erage de
fendant in a trivial case, one in which no aggravating crime
is committed, is ordinarily let off with the costs. On the
face of it it seems to be a just sentence, but there are occas
ions wheti it is rather stiff punishment when the costs will
total near $20.
In the complaint against the existing method of filling
out the bill of costs, it being contended that some items are
filled out that should not be filled, there is no evident in
tention, as The Star interprets it, to lower the respect for
law or handicap the enforcement of law. Officers and other
officials should be paid and paid well for their work. There
in comes the weakness of any fee system, as such a method
leaves a loophole for an officer who so desires to enforce the
rigid!y not for the sake of law enforcement and better
society but for personal gain, that, as The Greensboro New's
stated this week in discussing the fee s; stem, does not carrv
out the true spirit of daw. But to return to the specific
topic, the complaints, as stated above, are not based upon a
desire to strike at anyone but in behdl *£ justice to all.
There are set fees for registering and recording papers and
documents at the court house. Think wqat a how] thero
would be if it were found that the fees were larger than the
amount set by law. Court fees and costs should be held to
the letter of the law just as other fees. A court defendant
lias just as much right to pay a fee as set forth by law and
j no more as does the man who registers and records official
There may be, as pointed out, little basis for the talk
I about excessive fees, but, as said at the outset, it could and
i should be straightened out. It is somebody’s business to see
that it is done. A"i!jhe sooner it is done the better for all
concerned. If there should be a revisal of the fee schedule
and it should decrease the income of officers to such an ex
tent that they could not earn a decent livelihood, then coun
ty officials should see that they receive fitting emolument
and compensation for their activities, ~ salary form or oth
erwise. The pay of officers should bo sufficient to assure
high type officers but luckless defendants of the courts
should not be the goats and bear the burden, particularly it
law specifies that the bill of costs should be so much and nc
Sunday School As* ty0°n to Meet
At Zion. Mr*'ary/flis Sick.
I’e rsonaf^C',f1&i on.
Jh J 7
' Special *1* dp I Star.)
Zion, June associate su
perintendent ft /jpJd P. Irvin had
charge of our if Jo».v school Sun
day, while oi 7 intendent was
at Union beg'*e Je h training class
for the week pj, \h, "Book of Seven
Laws of Tf'’ehlr.'j
Our weekly testers and officers
meeting will be /■Mr. J. W. Irvin's
Friday night. Mis.yLyda Poston will
have charge of the devotional, Mr.
Tom Cornwell will give the intro
duction of the le.sson white J. W. Ir
vin will teach the lesson.
Mrs. Joe Harris is suffering from
nign Diooa pressure.
Misses Irene Price and Rebecca
Whitworth of Shelby visited Miss
Jane Irvin last week.
Mrt. Jessir Mode of Casor Is spend
ing several weeks with her son Mr.
Bert Mode of this community.
The Zion ball team played the
Casar team Saturday, the score was
4 to 5 in favor of the Casar team.
Mr. L. A Blanton and Bate Blan
ton enjo;. ed a fox hunt last week in
Miss Ruby Irvin visited Mr. and
Mrs. Drew McCarter of Gastonia last
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cabaniss of
Shelby i isited in our community
Miss Ora Jones of Lattimore. vis
ited Miss Minnie Gold Sunday, and
was a visitor in our Sunday school.
Little Miss Dorothy Cabaniss vis
ited her cousin Miss Virginia Mintz
of Shelby last week.
Mrs. Louis Hamrick, Mrs. Worth
Branton, Mrs. Julius Branton . were
the guests of Mrs. Ralph Gold last
Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Cabaniss and
family visited Mr. and Mrs. P E.
Smith of Dover mill, last Sunday.
Mr. Tom Cabaniss Jr., spent the
| week end with her mother. Mrs.
i Plato Gettys of Hollis,
The Kings Mountain Sunday
I school association meets with our
[church next Sunday afternoon at
2:30. We are expecting a delegation
from all the churches in th associa
Sorry to know Mr. w. L. Sim
mons had the misfortune of losing
of his fine horses Sunday night.
Mr. G. P. Irvin and family and
Miss Madge Hobbs of Tennessee mo
tored to Bridgewater Sunday after
Mr. and Mrs. Worth Williamson of
New House spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. Pies Cabaniss.
Mrs. George Cabaniss and little
daughter Patsy, visited her parents
at Lattimore last week
TRUSTER'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE.
Under and by virtue of the authority
contained in a certain deed of trust ex
ecuted on May Uth, 183*. by A. A. Ran
aey and wife, Edna Ramsey, which deed
of trust is record In the office of the
register of deeds of Cleveland county N.
C. tn boo It 150 at page 3*3. the under
signed trustee will, on Saturday, August
1st. 1031 at 3 o clock. n m., sell at the
court house door to the highest bidder for
the ourpose of satisfying the Indebted
ness secured thereby, the following real
A certain lot or parcel of land In the
city ol Shelby, and more particularly de
scribd as follows:
Beginning at a stake on south edge of
Gardner street 124 feet north 88 west
from the point of intersection of said
street with Lackey street; thence south 6
west 138 feet to a fence post; thence
north 88 west 17 feet to an iron stake;
thence south 23 west 23 feet to an iron
post; thence north 67 west 33 feet to a
stake, corner of Tom Ramsey; thence,
north 6 east 150 feet to a stake on south
edge of Gardner street; thence with the
south edge of Gardner street south 88
east 55 feet to the place of beginning,
said property being the eastern portion
or lot No. 5 and the western ends of lots
Nos. 1. 2. 3 and 4 of the subdivision of
the iacre tract formerly owned by
Bailie Kendrick and plotted into five lots
by o. C. Thompson, surveyor.
This June 29th. 1931.
COMMERCIAL NATIONAL BANK
of HIGH POINT. N. C., Trustee.
Horace Kennedy, Attorney 4t July lc
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