Around Our TOWN
By KENN DRUM.
NOW, FOLKS, WHAT DO
YOU KNOW ABOUT SHELBYT
A reader, one who is always hard to please, holds up his hand and
asks may he make this remark: "Why not start something new in the
collum? Tell us something, once and awhile, about Shelby that we do
not know." Quite a difficult assignment he metes out in view of the fact
that five or si* thousand people have been living here longer than this
What we often wonder is why curious readers do not help us as
semble such information. With that thought comes another: why not
ask a few questions and get enough material to plug this entire space for
one issue? Oet set, class, here the questions come—the best paper sub
mitted will be published:
1» How many filling stations within the city limits of Shelby?
2. How many trees on the court square?
3. How many parking spaces reserved in the business section for au
tomobiles of physicians and police?
4. Which street opposite the court house has the least number of
business firms; which the most?
6. How high is the Confederate monument?
6. How many doors (and windows) in the fountain building on the
7. How high la Shelby’s highest building—and is it the Masonic
Temple or the Eagle Roller mill?
8. .What is Shelby's altitude and where Is the marker giving that
9. Which of the four main streets—LaFayette, Warren, Washing
ton and Marion—has the moat mileage within the city limits?
10. Marne the member of the Shelby police department wtio weight
11. " How many steps from the street level to the lobby floor of the
18. Which minister is the tallest, Rev. Zeno Wall or Rev. L. B. Hayes?
13. How many benches on the court square?
(That last question ought to be easy for some of you folks who have
tried out all of them).
Fill In your answer* and shoot them along. Bet we'll have to em
ploy a dosen or so extra girls to wade through all the papers. And the
person who answers all those questions correctly should be taken out
and banqueted by the Klwanlans, the Rotartans and the Lions, for our
bet Is that there Isn't a single person who can answer a third of them
NOT SO FAR WRONG;
One of our scouts reports that he was passing a display window In
the Shelby business section recently and noticed a placard in ope win
dow reading "What the Properly Dressed Woman is Wearing This Sum
mer.” And the placard, mind you, was hanging over two wax figures that
didn't have a stitch of anything upon them.
P. 8. We do not v<Rich for the veracity of the reports brought in by
THE WORST BLOW YET —
FOR GOVERNOR MAX
Shelby's first dttaen, Governor Ms*, has had one blow after another
this year. Editor Jo. Daniels and the MacLean bill supporters have
called him all manner of names, and he has been lambasted, unjustly as
we see it, from all sides; but to our way of thinking the worst blow came
Governor Max was up about Atlantic City taking his first brief
vacation since the recent, lamented, long-winded general assembly open
ed Its sessions. While there he ran upon an old friend, General John A.
Phelan, chairman of the New York Boxing commission. General Phelan
said, “Max, old boy, there's a‘ championship wrestling match In the Yan
kee Stadium tonight; why not go as my guest?'1
Governor Max, being fond of athletic events and having had a bit
of experience In wrestling himself (with contrary legislators), replied,
"Bure, Gen., I'm with you," and away they went.
In the lull between the necking and twisting in the ring, the big
time New York writers began to look about the stadium to see how
many notables, celebrities and such were present. They spied Gen. Phelan
and his party. And the next day what did Damon Runyon, one of the
most famous of all New York scribes, write in The American but the
following: "General Phelan had as hts guest Governor Max Gardner, of
And, Governor, since Runyon Is one of those writers who contends
that he never gets anything wrong, we think you’d better get Governor
BiackwdW on long distanoe and swap states for a spell.
Just think of all that touch luck happening to a governor in one
year. If they keep on picking on him, the next thing you know someone
will put out the report that he and Jo. Daniels are really bosom pals
and merely staged all that legislative row to get their names In the
paper (Jo's paper).
POOR MOTHERS. THEY
DO HAVE IT TOUGH
A reader read this one somewhere and thinks his two fellow' read
ers of this department would also enjoy it;
"Mothers have a pretty bad time.’*
"Well, they're always afraid some girls will marry their sons and
that some men won't marry their daughters.”
IF TOil'RE NOT NUTTY
WITH HEAT, TRY THIS
This story (and we borrow It from Eugene Ashcraft's Catch-All col*
umn In The Monroe Enquirer), with various modifications has been doing
duty for a good while, but for the benefit of those who have not chanced
to run across it we tell it again.
It conoems an inmate of a lunatic asylum, who on being asked by a
visitor how he got that way, replied:
“It all started when I married a widow with a grown-up daughter.
Then my father, being a widower married the daughter. That made my
step-daughter my step-mother, and my father became my step-son; my
wife also becoming the mother-in-law of her father-in-law.
“Then my step-mother had a son, who was my brother, being my
father’s son; but as the boy was the grandson of my wife, he was also
my grandson. .
"Then my wife and I had a son. My father's wile is my son’s half
sister and also his grandmother. Now, it is easy to see that my father be
came my step-son by marrying my step-daughter. Therefore, being my
father's father, I am my own grandfather—”
The visitor stopped the lunatic at this point, thoroughly satisfied to
why he went erary.
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To Make Best Of
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inj up and Not to Whine.
Sees Better Days Ahead.
Chapel Hill-Asserting that educa
tion in North Carolina is now facing
a crucial test as the results of cuts
In salaries, equipment andpersonnel,
President Frank. P. Graham, in an
address here at the formal apening
of the University summer school,
exhorted the teachers to ‘take the
blow standing up and not to whine
"We arc going to have the schools
in spite of everything,” Dr. Graham
decided. "We can develop an esprit
do corps that will carry us through
the next two years. The fight for the
schools that was waged In the last
legislature Is now over, and It Is in
our hands to make or mar the
schools. It Is a good time to test the
stuff we are made of."
Admonishing the teachers "to
hold to what's left and stand on
for that advance and that bet
ter day that's sure to come,” Dr.
Graham urged them to make the
most of the situation in which they
now find themselves.
"We are gathered here today,” he
said, “in the spirit of those who
went to the training camps to pre
pare for that great campaign
Pointing out that the summer
school enrollment was 1,625, Dr. Gra
ham thought that remarkable in
view of the fact that the legislature
had lifted for two years the require
ment that teachers attend summer
"If all had come who wanted to
come we would have had an en
rollment of more than 2,000," he
Asserting that the fortunes of the
public schools and the institutions
of higher learning go hand in hand,
"that as the public schopls go up or
down, all state institutions go up or
down," that this University Is an or
ganic part if the public school sys
tem, Dr. Graham told the teachers
that "this University shares with
you this struggle that we now face."
"Two years ago,” he said “the
teaching corps of the public schools
of the state was reduced by 900. This
year it Is to be reduced by 1,200, with
a consequent Increase in a teacher
load that is already too heavy, and
that increase in teachers load goes
a reduction of salaries that are al
ready too low."
Dr. Graham said that such dif
ficulties presented a new challenge
that should be met in a proper spirit
President Graham was introduced
by Director N. W. Walker of the
summer school, who.presented him
as "a man with the greatest ca
pacity for friendship and a most
Where ground limestone was
used, John D. Simmons of Altama
haw, route 2, Caswell county reports
red clover growing 43 Inches high;
where the limestone was not used,
the clover is only 16 inches high.
In York County
Farmer This Year Proving That It
Can Be Done
For years and years The Yorkville
Enquirer has maintained that wheat
can be seuccessfully and profitably
grown in York county, despite the
fact that has been said over and
over again "This ain't a wheat
county." The Enquirer lias stoutly
maintained that one reason why
"this ain’t a wheat county” is be
cause farmers who attempted to
grow wheat more often than not
selected the poorest land on their
farms, half prepared the soil, sow
ed Indifferent seed In a careless
way, used little or no fertilizers and
trust the Lord (a little bit). Neither
wheat, oats, cotton nor corn can be
grown on such a plan.
This year it has been demonstra
ted beyond any doubt ttiat as good
wheat can be grown in York county
as can be grown anywhere, and
here are some facts to prove it:
W. Y. Lathan of the Blairsville
section, sowed "about sir acres” in
wheat. The grain followed corn last
year on land highly fertilized with
stable manure that under the con
ditions practically burned the corn
up. The wheat has recently been
thrashed and Mr. Lathan's yield
was 202 bushels—-better than 33
bushels per acre
j. tv liHtnan had six acres in
wheat. This land was for several
years in alfalfa. "It was then the
poorest land on my place.” said Mr.
Lathan. "I fertilized it with rough
manure and last year had it in corn.
It was burned up. The wheat yield
this year was 147 bushels.” Nearly
25 bushels per acre.
"Every farmer who had wheat this
year has made a good yield,” said
Joe S. Riddle, Bethel farmer, said
a few days ago that he had six acres
of wheat, and while he hadn’t
threshed it then, he believed he
would get 150 bushels of grain.
If you want more evidence of
York county's ability to grow good
wheat, you will get it from time to
time if you will read The Enquirer.
J. Lee Harmon, of Moncure, Cha
tham county, reports his yield of
wheat doubled per acre where lime
stone and sweet clover was used as
compared with the wheat grown on
land not receiving this previous
Dr. Einstein says relativity has
nothing at all to do with the soul.
Well, if it did, there’d certainly be a
whole lot more last souls.—Louisville
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THE failure says, “My luck will change. ’
The success says, “No horse-shoe for mine. 1
make my own luck.” The failure says, “Some
day my ship will come in.” The success says,
"Tm building my ship in my own back yard.
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News Of The Week
SurprUe Blrtliday Party For Miss
Brason. MUa Sue Beason To
<8pecial to The Star.)
July 1.—The regular monthly
preaching services will be held at
our church on next Saturday morn
ing at 11 o'clock and on Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Quite a number of the friends of
Miss Nellie Beason gave her a sur
prise birthday party on last Satur
day night. A number of games and
contests were enjoyed on the lawn.
Those attending from outside the
community were Messrs. Yates and
James McSwain of Bolling Springs
and Miss Joana Jolley of Shelby.
Mr. J. A. Holllfteld and little son,
Wilbur, spent the past week-end
with his mother, Mrs. M. D. Holi
field. of Chesnee, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Ledford of
Mooresboro spent last week-end here
with Mrs. Perry Ledford.
Mrs. Shay Wall has been very sick
with tonsilltts but we are glad to
know that she Is improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bridges and
family and Mr. R. V. Green visited
relatives in Bostic Sunday after
Miss Bettle Beason gave a beau
tiful "go-away" party at her home
on Monday evening, honoring her
niece. Miss Mattie Sue Beason, who
left on Tuesday for Wilmington,
where she has accepted a position.
Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Rliamsey and
family of Morganton were callers at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. O.
Mr. C. J. Bridges of Boiling
Springs visited at the home of Mr.
J. A. Hollifield Saturday.
Miss Mae Jolley of Shelby spent
Sunday with Miss Nan Lovelace.
Miss Marjorie McClunney spent
Saturday night with Miss Frances
Mr. and Mrs. Fitzhugh Robbs and
children and Mrs. Mettle Robbs of
near Gaffney, S. C. were the spend
the-day guests of Mrs, F. E. Bridges
here on Sunday.
Those calling at the home of Mr.
Charlie Beason on Sunday were
Mrs. Freeman Hawkins and chil
dren of Beaver Dam and Mr. and
Mrs. P. Z, Harrilf.
Miss Ethel Lovelace spent 8unday|
with Miss Ruby Greene of Moores
Mr. and Mrs. Julius Crowder and
Miss Blanche Bridges of Lattimore
[ were callers In the community
Misses Mary Alice and Ruby Love
lace spent Saturday night with
Miss Neliie Beaaon.
How Much Land In
Pessimists Usually Put Figure Far
Above What Is Really
What percentage of the farm land
in Cleveland county is "plastered'’
Right often pessimists get to
gether make a high estimate of the
mortgaged property. Chances are
that they are wrong. As an indica
tion read the following from Eu
gene Ashcraft’s Monroe Enquirer
about the situation in Union coun
"On a recent day while sitting on
one of the cushionless iron benches
on the court house square, one of
the town's loafers declared in a loud
voice that "put' nigh ninety pussent
of the farm lands in Union county
is heavily mortgaged and ev’buddy
neeis over neaci in aeDt,.
“Well, I'd heard that kind of
yawpin' before and I hot-footed it
into the register of deeds office to
find out. Inquiring of Emsley Arm
field as to our status along this
line, the obliging clerk told ine that
perhaps from 20 to 25 percent of the
farm lands of Union county were
"plastered.'' But that most of this
indebtedness was in the farm loan
and comparatively speakln’ nothin’
“Further, I found that almost
everybody in debt is making every
effort to pay up and that they will
“I have asked quite a good many
Union county farmers how they are
progressing and it is surprising as
well as gratifying to hear them
say, "I’m out of debt.”
"I do believe that the depression,
hard times or banic which we have
undergone during the past year or
more has brought our people to
nun n c
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NOTICE TO TAX
The board of county commissioners
will set as an EQUALIZING BOARD on
the SECOND MONDAY IN JULY, 1931,
at the Court House of Cleveland county,
to hear complaints pertaining to the over
value or under value of real and personal
property in Cleveland county for the year
1931 tax assessment.
Those having complaints to file will
be given a, hearing on this date as provid
ed by law, otherwise assessments will re
main as fixed. This June 30th, 1931. -
Board Of County Commissioners
R. L. Weathers, Tax Supervisor
their sense,*.. Almost everybody now
abhors debt, practically all have
gone to work and living more sane
ly than for the past ten years. Also
our folks have adopted Governor
Gardner's live-at-home plan, and
I dare say there is more food-stuff
right now here In Union county
than in its entire history."
Currituck potato growers report
an average yield of 15 barrels to
each barrel of seed planted. A hlaft \
percentage has graded U. S. No. 1 Ip
county is slowly bidding cotton
goodbye," says County Agent J. B
Britt in recounting the acreage to
small grain, hay and pasture now
being grown over the county.
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