North Carolina Newspapers

    -'v*. '-‘•---"wVWVWVWWWWW^
SOCIETY
NEWS
H1KS KENN DKUM, Editor.
Telephone The Star No. i-J facto Morning 8 To 12 O’clock
Mrs. Drum can be reached at her home. Phone 713. afternoon and nights ■
Silent IIIIl*. *
#ilent hlUa'seem lonesome,
Looked at from afar.
Only when you creep up close
You see them as they are,
With hapy fields their faces
Upturned against the sun.
With happy fields thrir faces
That leap and laugh and run,
And birds in sung amusing
The dapper morning star.
Though silent hills seem lonesome.
Looked at from afar,
- Richard X Evans. In George
town College .Journal.
Tuesday Afternoon
Bridge flab To meet
Mrs. Renn Drum will be hostess
to members of the Tuesday after
noon bridge club at a regular meet
ing on Tuesday morning at her
home on Cleveland Springs road at
10 30.
Hint For The
Housekeeper.
If your seasoning hand gets a
little "heavy" and you find there is
too much salt in any dish. Just add
a teaspoontul of sugar and the same
amount of vinegar Thr family will
never discover your mistake in salt
ing.
Methodist fircle*
To Meet Monday.
Two of the circles of the Central
Methodist church will meet m fol
lows, on Monday afternoon at 1
o’clock.
The Betty Lineberger circle with
Mrs. W. R Newton; and the Fanny
Thompson circle with Mrs. Tal
madge Gardner
Prmhyterian Auxiliary
Tn Mwt Monday.
The Woman's auxiliary of (hr
Presbyterian church will meet ni.
the church on Monday afternoon
at 4 o'clock This will be the regu
lar monthly business meeting
Mr*. Horace Easom
Entertain For Guest,
Mrs. Horace Easom was hostess at
a delightful, informal small tea on
Thursday afternoon, entertaining In
honor of her guest. Mrs John Ste
vens. of Wilmington About fifteen
intimate friends of the hostess were
present. A pleasant half hour was
spent in companionship after which
the hostess served sandwiches and
tea followed by an ice course.
Pretty Party For
Yount Visitor.
Misses Ruby Morgan Margery i
Bolinger and Elisabeth Falls were
joint hostesses on Monday evening at
a pretty party tn honor of Miss
Nina Eskridge, of Chester. S C, en
tertaining in the lovely garden at
the Falls home. The early part of
the evening was spent tn playing
games after which Misses Sara
Louise Falls and Bernice Shytle
served punch, ice cream and cake
Ex-Gaston Man
Finds Fortune
In Oil Gusherl
3 M* Dirkfion Wove* From Ciaslon
To to***. Struggles With Busi
ness—Strikes OH.
Gastonia.—Like till! fable of Cin
derella and the silver slipper reads
the story of J M. Dickson, a Gas
ton county man who left, his farm
home near Gastonia more than 40
years ago to seek his fortune in the
little town of Kilgore, Texas
For nearly all of those 40 years
4. M has been operating a whole
sale grocery business in Kilgore Six
months ago he was hanging onto
his little establishment by sheer
main strength arid awkwardness,
fighting the wolf of bankruptcy
from the door. He even thought of
having a receiver appointed and
giving up the ghost.
Today, six months later. ‘ J M
has nothing to do but sit and watch
his b|nk account grow to *140 a
day
Oil. elusive phantom that flits
thither and yon through the sleep
ing hours of the get-rich-quick
dreamer, was the thing that did the
trick for J. M.
It happened so suddenly that J,
M. and his family hardly knew
what it was about. Along about last
Christmas when J. M. was wonder
ng where he could scrape up enough
cash to buy trimmings for the
Christmas tree, a great gusher of
oil burst forth on a small farm near
Kilgore that he had taken over un
der mortgage when a debtor had
been unable to come across.
The oil shot into the air al the
rate of 35.000 barrels a day. The
Dicksons made whoopee—or, if they
didn't, at least they should have.
All Kilgore began making whoopee
The depression vanished from the
little Texas town like water from a
duck's back. At Christmas time the
population of Kilgore was in the
neighborhood of 800. Today it
boasts 10,000 people and a daily
wwV>iVVWVVWV«VV'W
Recipe For
({nick Nut Bread.
Two cups Graham flour. 1 cup
whit** flour, 1 1-2 teaspoon salt, 2 1-2
teaspoons baking powder, 3-4 tea
spoon soda, 3-4 cup cold water, 1-2
cup brown sugar. 1-2 cup molasses,
3-4 cup milk. 1 cup nuts.
Mi* the dry ingredients Pour
water over brown sugar and stir
until lumps dissolve; add molasses
and milk. Combine the two mix
tures, beat well and stir In the nuts.
Bake In greased loaf pan at 350 de
gree F for 1 hour.
Marriage Of Interest
Is Announced.
Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Everett
Putnam announce the marriage of
fheir daughter. Mary Fiances, to
Mr Harold Wesley Bowling. on
Saturday. March 28. 1931. The mar
riage was solemnized at Gaffney,
S C The groom is a son of Mrs. J
C Bowling and the late Mr. Bow
ling, The young couple are making
their home for the present, with the
grooms mother at her home on S
Washington street.
Flying Snakes,
Climbing Fish,
In Jungle A rea
Reptile Curator Tells Of Manv
Freaks Of Nature To Be
Found.
Snakes that fly fish that climb I
trees and snakes more deadly than
the cobra were described by Dr.
.Raymond L Dltmars, curator of
reptiles and mamals at the New
' ork City zoological gardens during
a luncheon at at. l,ouls
Fl.ving snakes, they sail through
the air by flattening themselves as
they hop off -are found in the
jungles of Borneau and Java, Dr
Dltmars related. Because of'their
fl.vtng ability they are almost im
mune from cap',"re Dr. Dltmars
declared that hr did not know of
these makes ever having been cap
In de-o h i\v fheir flight l>r
Dttma’-ji ,saiJ they coast through
thr sir In « great a c
A snakp SO times more deadly
than thr rob,a was discussed tiv
the New Yorker "The Tiger snake
found in Australia is the most poi
sonous snake in the world.” Dr.
Oitmars said. "This has been prov
en by tests Taken drop by drop the
venom is 50 times more powerful
than that of the cobra. Fortunate
ly the tiger snake is not nggresaive
and delivers' its poison in relative
ly sinal! doses."
The second most poisonous snake
Is the tree viper found only on a
Iff He island off the coast of San
tos. Braail. Dr. Oitmars said
This snake depends upon birds
tor food Nature has provided it
with a deadly poison tha> kills in
stantly Otherwise the bird al
though fatally wounded, would fly
away to die
The most expensive aoological
specimen. Dr. Oitmars said, w as the
rhinoceros Under the present mar
ket prices a rhinoceros would cost
about 17.000, he said
Dr Dltmarsr has an ambition.
He. said “fve always felt that I
wanted to own a rattlesnake ledge
so that, 1 could feel I was kind of
mothering the whole gang of rat
tlesnakes and helping them along a
bit,"
Climbing fish, found in Malaysia,
have" spurs on the under part of
their body and actually climb trees
Dr. Ditmars said
An exchange wants to know what
United States has to worry about
when it. has over $15,000,000,500 in
vested abroad, to which the Lexing
ton Herald replies, “That's the ans
wer." And it will be difficult ;o
think of a better one —Philadelphia
Inquirer
DISSOLUTION NOTICE.
This is to notify all who may be
concerned that the firm of Hard
wick* and Baber, fertilizer dealers,
has been dissolved. As a result 1 will
no longer be responsible for any ob
ligations of said firm.
S. L. BABER.
newspaper, even if it is one of only
four pages. And the people are still
pouring in.
the 35.000-barrel well wasn’t
all. Just a few days ago, J. M. was
informed that another 35,000-bar
rel well had come in on his land.
Seventy.thousand barrels a day.
J, M., of course, gets only 8 per
cent of the income from the oil
The remainder goes to the oil com
pany that drills the holes, erects
the oil elevators, and does all the
other work. But with oil selling at
25 cents a barrel, J. M. draws his
daily pay of $140. And the grocery
business is booming, too, with the
Kilgore population on the brow by
leaps and bounds.
RARE VOLUMES
GET GOOO PRICES
Book Picked up For Ten Cents. May
Sell For $10,000. Great Num
bers Worth $1,000.
New York—Possibly none ol
those thrills which are supposed to
come once in a liictlme can equal
that of picking up a book for 10
cents and sell it lor $10.000—or!
even $1,000.
That there are plenty of books in
the world that sell for $1,000 or
more has been demonstrated time
after time at book auctions and pri
vate sales. In fact, there is a book
shop in New York which sells noth
ing but books and manuscripts
priced at $1,000 or more.
Do any of these extremely valu
able books ever come to light in
attics, old trunks or in the dime
bins of bookstores? Yqs, occasion
ally; just enough times to cause
hope to spring eternal in the heart
ol the bibliophile that, some day
he will come upon a ropy or Poe's
first volume of verse or some other
rare Rnd valuable work
Just the other riav Mrs. Charles
L. Coucli, wife of the president o!
a Buffalo coal firm and a book col
lector, attended the sale of house
hold effects and antiques in a Buf
falo home, buying a half dozen
books for 25 cents each. Later she
found that one. a copy of Haw
thorne's “Scarlet Letter,” was a first
edition, usually quoted at more than
$1,000.
Although more than 2,000 copies
of the first edition of the "Scarlet
Letter" were published in the middle
of March, 1850, time has taken its
toll and a rew survive today. As
a bibliographer observes: "The ‘Scar
let Letter" has done uncommonly
well for a book that inaugurated
its commercial career tor 75 cents a
copy. It, has become, particularly
in recent years, one of the great col
lecting desiderata of American lit
erature
“At the sale of the Wakeman col
lection of American authors in the
spring of 1924 a copy of the first,
edition, which Hawthorne presented
to his sister Elizabeth, sold tor
$350. In December, 1928, another
copy of the first edition, inscribed
by Hawthorne to his sister-in-law
brought $1,250. At that time the
ordinary good copies of the book
without, inscriptions were being
quoted at from $200 to $300 in book
sellers' catalogues The upward
trend has become so pronounced.
I however, that succeeding seasons are
j certain to record advances in value
I particularly for fine copies.'
This turned out to lie a fact. Late/
catalogues quoted the book above
a thousand dollars. Only one other
of Hawthorne’s books has a greater
value The pinnacle was attained
by Fanshawe, " for which Haw
thorne unwittingly cicatcd the mar
i ket through suppression
While “Fanshawe is a rarity It
cannot complete in bibliographic*.
;or roniatic interest with "The Seavr
! let Letter,’’ considered ana of the
j few great production* of /Vm«ioan
j letters,. The latter wa* a juecaaa
j from the start. The first adttion
' wc:» cr.hauatad in ten day*, two more
I followed quiokly, and for 80 years
it has remained a steady seller.
The first edition was hound In
brown cloth and bear* the imprint
<* Ticknwr, Rued A Fteid* of Boston. I
_
Local Talent On Air
At Gastonia Sunday
The Hoey Bible claw quartet, will
broadcast from WSOC, OMtoaia,
Sunday afternoon from 8 to ft 30.
The quartet is composed of C. H.
Swofford. Dewey Freeman, Worth
Newton, W. D. Swofford with Mrs.
Rani Rlanton accompanist.
1
New ... for the
4th Day Of Annual July
*/2 PRICE
Clearance Sale
If you attended this sale the first day, or if you
have been here every day since Wednesday* or
if you haven’t been to the sale at all—you
will be surprised and delighted to see
the values we have just added for
tomorrow’s big attraction!!!
$ 1.0ft PURE
THREAD SILK
HOSIERY FOR
59c
No woman can have
too many hose . and
you’ll want a sum
mer’s supply a t
these savings! New
summer shades.
07 SUMMER
STRAW HATS
Light and dark col
ors . . . light weight,
quality straws . . .
the same hats that
sold the day be
fore this sale open
ed for as much as
$5.95.
Clearance sale spe
cial at
$1
SUMMER MESH
FOUNDATION
GARMENTS
Correct in every de
tail . . . Comfortable
. . . ideal for wear
during- this hot
weather.
$1.39
These values will
surprise you.
SILK
UNDERWEAR
79c
Assortments o f
Step-ins, Shorts,
Bloomers and Lace
Trimmed Petticoats
Your choice of any
garment . . .
79c
150 NEW AND
LOVELY
DRESSES
Made to sel! for $12 75
To be put, in tms Clearance
Sale tomorrow at the ridicu
lously low price of
$£.38
(Just exactly half the price
you would ordinarily have to
pay
ANOTHER NEW AND
GREATER SPECIAL
FEATURE FOR
59c
SATURDAY 9 A. M.
One hundred lovely new
Wtrthmor Dresses ordered to
sell for $1.00.
TOMORROW ONLY—
SAVINGS EXACT
LY 50%
721 DRESSES
Including every -
type, every color,
every size . . . Pick
as many as you like
for
THE REGULAR
PRICE *
I All garments are
marked in plain fig
ures.) '
$6.95 DRESSES
REDUCED $5
Twenty - five Silk
dresses that have
been selling at $6.95
♦ o be cleared im
mediately at
$1.95
$1.25 SWEATERS
FOR S9c.
Only 23 left ... in
beautiful pastel
shades ... all brand
new.
89c
DON’T MISS THE
EARLY BAR
GAINS AT
McNEELY’S
TOMORROW
MORNING.
WE HAVE MADE
PREPARATIONS
TO MAKE SAT
URDAY THE BIG
GEST DAY OF
OUR SALE!
WE ARE READY!
COME EARtfY!!
SAVE!!!
J. C. McNeely & Co., Inc.
STYLE — QUALITY — SERVICE
Clip This Ad And Keep it For Ready Reference-~ ‘7
Notice To Cotton Ginners
Before ybu buy your Gin Supplies the year ae* uc — wo rarry your nwedi ft*
stock at the right prices. We list below mjm* *? the teems w« catty ffc stag
that every gin will possibly need during the ginning Mtiai.
Kuooer Belting
Leather Belting $!*£gi>
Gandy Belting ^ *«g
Belt Lacing, ail kind*.
Government Genuine Babbitt
Gin Saw Files and Gum Briers
Pif>e, Biack and GsN«ni*efl — J-4 t»
to 4 in. size.
Electric Drills
Electric Grinders
Blacksmith Forges
Blacksmith Tools
Rope, all kinds and size?
Chain Hoists, all sizes
Jenkins Valve* and parts
U. S. Packings
P. P. P. Packings
Bolts and Lag Bolts, all sire*
Washers and Nuts
Oil Cans
Thread Cutting Oil
Gear Cutter*, all size#
Pyrene Fire Bxtingui*-hers—1 Quar'
and 2 1-2 Gallon*
Refill* for Fire Extinguisher*
Cotton Truck*, wood and mats!
Cotton Tie Rivets
Iron Rivets
Brass Rivets
National Mazda Lamps
Electric Wire
Electric Appliances
Water Hose — Fire Hoeo
Air Hose and Connections
Drill Bits, all sizes
Reamers, all sizes
Man Hole Gaskets for Boilers
Hand Hole 0**r»!*i ft* **«D*r* i
| Steam Ganges — Water Oonsrer
pop y»h»» ,,
! American Steel Sphf Pnfteyp, «U stay
j Shafting, All Sizes
Shafl Hasgen. ah «fw»
Kkjfaes CcxnprwMDon Shaft Onpithfe
Motor PoJieys, all eiaee
Key Steel, aO ib*i
Bauer Brothers Paints A ThrnfshM
Warehouse and Mill Brooms
Atkina Hack Saw Blades ,■>
Spartan Hack Raw Blades
Cord wood Saws, all sizes
Saw Mandle
Carbide, 1-4 in x 1-12 in.
Carbic Cakes for Welding
Acetylene for Welding
Cxygen for Welding
Welding Rods, all sizes •
Fire Brick and Fire Clay
Asbestos Cement
Asbestos Pipe Covering
Flash Light Batteries
Flash Lights
Belt Dressing. Stick and Liquid '
Waterproof and Plain Belt Cement ,
Spanish Whiting *
Roll Cutters «.
Bolt Shields 1
Wire Oeble and Guy Wire, all sizes i
AJabastine Cold Water Paint ^
Roll Roofing. 1. 2, S Ply
Carpenters Tools, all kinds
Cotton Scales, all sizes
We wholesale and retail and w# would like to give you our prices befoi
you buy your supplies. Your order* *»• appreciated either by mail or phone
W e carry the goods in stock and can fill your orders on short notice. .
SHELBY SUPPLY CO.
North Lafayette St. Shelby, N. C. Phone 121
FOR THE
OPEN ALL' DAY
SATURDAY, JULY 4—
CLOSED ALL DAY
MONDAY, Juiy 6TH
WARD’S
*10,000
RADIO
PROGRAM
CONTEST
-Now in Progress
592 Cash Prizes. Be sure
to enter. Nothing to buy
no strings. Call for entry
blank and contest rules.
BEFORE JULY 7TH!
Tune in on Ward's Kadio Pro
grams Daily' except Sunday
thru Station WPTK at 8:30
8:45 A. M.
Buy Riversides Now
SAVE ON LOWER PRICES!
■ GET FIRST QUALITY TIRES!
30 x 4.50
$^.69
They’re . built to the' most rigid
specifications known! They're
guaranteed without limit as to
time or mileage. They cost less.
I Non wonder millions ale in use!
3# x 4.75 .. 46.75
31 a 44# Balloon.. $4.95
I » s «» -.-.$6.68
Sixes at Egual Savings!
OPEN EVENINGS BY APPOINTMENT
For the Selection of Furniture, Home Needs and Radios
MEN’S 5-PIECE
GOLF OUTFIT
A Rrjfular $10 Valup!
$5.98
5 pieces for
what you'd or
dinarily pay
for 2 or 3!
Hiciory shaft
ed BraaSic
Mid - Iron,
Mashie, Patter
and Bag! Ail
irons are
chromium pla
ted. Bsg has a
metal botloo* 3
stays; made, al
whipcord ma
terial
Challenger Jr.
Mantel Radios!
A 55 Radio Table FREE!
$39.95
Complete will:
Tubes n o a
*5.00 Down
Small Carrying
Charge.
It's the ideal I
radio lor Use |
small home I
the “den” o r
bedroom
Screen - Orid! 1
licensed b y
HCA. Table
has i book
rack.
Men’* All Wool
Swim Suit*!
The Popular New Speed *ptet
$1.98
Youd have
p a 1 d $3 {01
rhese suit* laii
reason and
I hey're worth i
it! They fit I
perfectly. You
can eieava th»
water with new
PMt, diva more j
gracefully than
ever. And they
are amart Jock
i -Ing w h • n
v«.>» eetirw:
nae> B l n «,
B I a • k , and <
Marooo.
Montgomery Ward & Co.
“The Friendlieat Store in Town”
139-141 S. LaFAYfci IE ST. i'HONE 1C7 SHELBY, N. C
    

Page Text

This is the computer-generated OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It may be empty, if no text could be automatically recognized. This data is also available in Plain Text and XML formats.

Return to page view