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    The Cleveland Star
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LEE B. WEATHERS _____President end Kcutoi
B. ERNEST HOEY Secretary end Foreman
RENN DRUM--—____j_News Hanoi
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kstered as second class matter January 1, 1906, at the poetemce
at Shelby. North Carolina, under the Act of Congress, March s, ins
Wa wish to call your attention to the fact that it i* and naa oeen
our custom to charge five cents par line tor resolutions of respect,
cards of thanks and obituary notices, after one death notice nai>
been published. This will be strictly adhered to.
MONDAY, AUG. 3, 1931
R«no, m many cases, is the final solution to the often
misleading assertion that two can live aR cheaply as one.
There may be a more popular spot during the hot weath
er than the Shelby court square, but if there is, Shelby citi
»ens do wot appear to have found it.
Mr. Hoover made only one mistake in his 1928 cam
paign talk. He promised to “abolish poverty” when he should
^ave used the word prosperity instead of poverty.
All over Cleveland county pheasants are being stocked
on this and that farm. Farmers and hunters not participat
ing in bringing in the pheasants should at least do their part
to protect the birds.
Why doesn't some magazine writer, with a fondness for
digging up data, give us an article informing how well, fi
nancially speaking, fruit .jar manufacturers have been get
ting along since the dawn of the Volstead era?
Poor congressmen! Their importance in the world
seems to decrease each year. Every time one dies nowadays
he features in the news only to the extent of speculating as to
how much his death will effect his party’s control at the next
In the old days school teachers asked their pupils "how
many mills make a cent?" and the boys of that day, drilled
thoroughly in the three R’s, answered readily. The modem
youngster, if the least alert, would likely answer "None uv
’em," says The Spartanburg Herald.
A glaring "streamer" headline in Saturday morning's
Charlotte Observer brought us up with a jerk “HOOVER DE
a relief after reading it all. If Mr. Hoover should by chance
declare war on Japan, England, Mussolini, or Russia, wonder
how large the headlines would be? Or could it be that The
Observer headline waiter was innuendoing the sarcastic sug
gestion that it was slreamer-headline news when Mr Hoover
declared war on anything—even grasshoppers ? ’
THE MAJORITY of us never consider them in that light,
but ien't it only reasonable that members of the Shelby
police force should have an annual vacation?
They work seven days per week. It is, for them, the
same old grind today, tomorrow, Sunday, on and on. When
members of the force are on night duty it is often necessary
for them to be back at the court house at 10 o’clock in the
morning to testify in county court cases. Somehow we
have the idea that Shelby citizens would endorse a plan giv
ing one member of the force a week off each week during
the remainder of the summer.
•WHOP CANNON already tuning up for the 1932 president
ial campaign endorses William G. McAdoo as his choice
for the Democratic nomination. Mr. McAdoo’ll do, we agree,
as well as any other to get licked with. Incidentally, there
are quite a number of Democrats who are as unwilling to
ishop Cannon pick their candidate for them as the
unwilling to permit Raskob and Smith to do the
[for him.
McAdoo’s ability is not questioned; he just isn’t pres-j
HI timber of the winning type. It is admitted, even by
Real prognosticators with Republican leanings, that the
ocrats have the brightest chance in 1932 of electing aj
resident that they have had in many years. That opportun-i
ity can easily be passed up by nominating a candidate with
out the personality and appeal required to elect the head of
the greatest government in the w'orld. A candidate without
magnetic attraction is as certain to be defeated as was Smith,
running as an out-and-out wet. in 1928. As an aid to the
Democratic party, which he claims is his party. Bishop Can
non appears to be a valuable asset to the Republican party.
THE RALEIGH NEWS and Observer keeps reminding that
if the MacLean law isn't a law it must be made a LAW.
The convention of farmers in session in Raleigh is quoted by
the Raleigh paper as being whole-heartedly in support of the
MacLean measure. But in reading the fanners’ own words
on the News and Observer editorial page we note that they
say "... the next General Assembly must provide A GREAT
PART of the State’s income from some form other than real
estate and ad valorem ...” A ‘‘great part,” it seems to us, is
a bit different from ‘‘all/’ As we recall it, Mr. MacLean,
author of the school measure made famous by the Raleigh
paper, wrote in his bill that school tax should come from
some source other than land “insofar as is possible.” But in
ita fight for the measure The News and Observer apparently
overlooked that clause “insofar as is possible.” The last leg
islature did take a sizeable amount of the tax burden off
land, as taxpayers will realize this fall, snd Governor Card
ner declared that in the years to come even more, and likely
all school tax could be removed from land. At the present
time any additional shift semed impossible. Vet the Raleigh
paper rode the governor and legislative leaders unmercifully
because he did not urge the lawmakers to take all scho%' tax
off land and because the lawmakers did not do so.
Why not tote fair about it? Rome (it must have been
a smart fellow who said that) was not built in a day. Mr.
MacLean, of “it is a LAW, mind you,” fame, asked that such
be done only “insofar as possible,” and the farmers in con
vention assembled said “A great part,” not all.
THURSDAY OF THIS WEEK will be a day of peculiar sen
time pal interest to Cleveland county and her citizens,
high, low, white, and black.
At the county court house Thursday morning the Webb
family will present to the county an oil portrait of the late
jurist who was known and loved from one corner of the coun
ty to the other as “Judge Jim.’’ It is regrettable to a certain
extent that the presentation will be as early in the morning
at 9:30 or 10 o'clock, for later in the day more people wrould
have been privileged to attend. Yet, from another angle, it
may be best, for if only a small percentage of “Judge Jim’s”
friends were to come for the ceremony there would not be
standing room in the court house for the crowds. As it will
be everyone will get to see the painting at a future date since
it is to be hung in the court room as a gift to the county from
the family of the man the county gave to the courts of his
State for more than a half century. General appreciation is
heard from all citizens for the thoughtfulness of the family
in presenting the portrait of a citizen whose friends and ad
mirers are numbered by the thousand.
Incidentally, in that connection. The Star, would reiter
ate a former statement: In that same court building, for the
enlightenment of posterity, should be hung photographs of
Cols. Benjamin Cleveland and Isaac Shelby, for whom the
county and county seat were named, and of all Cleveland
county sons and daughters who have achieved renown or won
their way into the hearts of their fellowmen.
THE WORLD has asked time and again what value there
•was to the Lindbergh flight across the Atlantic other
than offering proof that men could fly across the ocean.
i Since that time the question has been repeated as at least a
dozen other planes have spanned the same course.
Replies to those queries have been evasive to a certain
extent, and never definite in their prophecy. Just a mere
statement that such flights boost the progress of aviation.
The recent Boardman-Polan^o hop from New York to
Istanbul, Turkey, supports the view, and supports it more
than any other flight since Lindbergh’s, that these flights
are highly beneficial to the future of aviation. The Post
Gatty flight is a close second thereto. Why? Listen—After
Lindy’s achievement the average person was very skeptical
of such flights. He refused to look into the future and see
the day when passenger planes would hop regularly across
the sea and back. It was too dangerous; “Lindy,” they said,
‘‘was just lucky.” But Lindbergh only started it. A dozen
others followed his trail. Post and Gatty flew around the j
entire world in a little over a week. But the Boardman-Po-1
lando flight, we contend, is of more importance because it is
the longest non-stop flight ever made. When they remained j
in the air for a thousand more miles or so than did the lone
eagle they left a thought like this in the minds of the skep
tical: If others are now flying a far greater distance than
did Lindbergh and many are flying the distance he did, it
cannot be so long then, after all, until regular flights, safe
flights, across the Atlantic will be a reality.
And it will not be so many years.
Boardman and rolando left New i ork in their plane
and winged their way as the crow flies not only across the
Atlantic but over the Alps, through wind and fog, seen only
one time, to Turkey. In 49 hours, travelling better than 100
miles per hour, the two aviators covered a distance of 5,000
miles. If the first plane ever to try it flew' 5,000 miles safe
ly, isn’t it logical, as aviation progresses, that ere the passing
of a great number of years many planes will be flying there
and four thousand miles without stopping and without great
risk to their passengers. Say not if you will, but remember
that your grandfather scoffed at’ the idea of flying ten miles
—or even a mile.
Panic Amidst Plenty
“It is difficult to put into words, ’
writes \V. G. Clugston to The Nation
from Topeka, Kansas, "a descrip
tion of the disaster which hat com’
to the American farmer with twenty
five cent wheat prices. It is diffi
cult to describe what has been done
to the farmer economically, and in
hope, spirit, and morale; it would
be dire folly to try to predict what
the farmer, in his despair and des
perate straits, may try to do to
the political and economic struc
ture of the nation if conditions do
not improve before he comes out
of his daacd confusion and begins
to fight for the existence of himself
and his family.
“1 do not want to appear radical,
or an alarmist, but I am firmly con
vinced that there is today in the
Middle West a menance to the ex
isting order which is becoming more
threatening than anything that has
been known since the founding of
the Republic. The producers who
supply the food upon which the na
tion lives are facing more than
bankruptcy and the loss of their
lands; many of them are actually
faring a winter t« which they wit’
not be able to pronde their faevhe.
with food and fuel unless they are
aided by the government or some
form of charity. In the winter
wheat-producing areas the situation
is more brought with danger be
cause it has come at a time wfi'n
the farmers, with nature's aid, have
produced more bounteous crops than
ever before-because, as Governor
Woodring of Kansas has said, ‘we
are going through a panic in the
midst of plenty.’
“The question of who or what is
to blame for the distressing con
dition is, naturally, a controversial
one," continues Mr. Clugston. "Bat
the farmers’ ideas where the blame
should be placed should be of in
terest; It may surprise the Repub
lican politicians to learn that many
go back to the enactment of the
Smoot Hawley tariff bill as the be
ginning of their trouble—they be
lieve that through the raising of
import barriers other countries were
brought or forced to similar pro
cedure, with the result that inter
national trade was curtailed and
thus the world market for American
grain was destroyed. Today there
are probably more farmers who
blame the high tariff for their hard
luck than there are farmers who
blame Russia, despite the fact that
Russian competition has been pi*-,
ed up as an important factor o
supporters of the high-tariff atro
Miss Tart—You would be a good
dancer if it were not for two thing;.
Clodhopper—And what are they?;
Misr, Tart- Your feet. I
Morrison To Win
Unless Hoey Gets
In Senate Contest
Coneird Faper Believes Hoey More
Entitled To Office Than Any
• COncord Tribune.)
Begins to look as though every
faction within the Democratic party
in the State is going to have a
candidate for the United States
Senate in the 1932 primary. Robert
R. Renolds, of Asheville, is the lat
est hopeful to enter the field, and
he casts in his hat as a wet.
Senator Morrison is to seek re
election, and we can classify him
as an anti-sales taxer; Prank D.
Orist comes in from Raleigh as a
remnant of the Simmons machine;
Mr. Reynolds gives the wets then
candidate; and when Judge Tam
C. Bowie finally makes his decision
the sales taxers will have their
champion; with Morrison, Grist and
Bowie all agreeable to the drys,
It seems to us that the Reynolds
candidacy but strengthens the po
sition of Senator Morrison, who is
going to get a certain vote regard
less of who opposes him. Mr. Rey
nolds polled 92.000 votes once in a
campaign against Senator Overman,
but we believe he will find the go
ing harder next year than he did
even against the popular Overman,
and our opinion is strengthened by
his determination to make a race
as a wet.
There are numerous persons in
North Carolina who would like to
see the prohibition laws changed
but they are not going to vote tor
a candidate who is merely wet and
who hasn't any chance to change
conditions. There are more how
ever. who think the law is much
better than anything previously' tri
ed and they are not going to vote
for any wet.
There is much drinking in North
Carolina, and much of it is dona
in the homes of those who have
voted and would vote for prohibi-1
tion. but just the tame the majority;
of the pepole are not going to send
any wet to Washington. Mr. Rey- j
nolds will get votes, of course, but
if he has no other platform he
won t get anything like 92.000 votes
Mr. Bowie is still “sounding out’’
sentiment, we presume, since he has
made no formal announcement. He
would be by for the most formid- j
able opponent for Mr. Morrison un- 1
less Clyde R. Hocy should enter the I
race, but even Mr. Bowie and Mr
Hoey would be handicapped with
Reynolds and Grist in the race, too
Vou can t split the vote five ways
or even four ways and defeat Mr.!
Morrison. There must be concerted j
opposition to deprive him of the!
nomination, and we don't think *
Mr. Reynolds or Mr. Grist can cen-!
tralize this opposition t
Mr. Hofy, with a clear field, would]
come near defeating Mr. Morrison]
than any man in the Slate. In
fact, Mr. Hoey would be ^effected !
less by opposition than any other,
man in the State, including the
Senator himself, but Mr. Hoey says
nothing, with others plunging in,
with the, result that it’s going to
be a mighty complicated affair one !
of these days.
We would like to support Mr.
Hoey for the Untied States Senate,
for we think he deserves this high
honor more than any man in the
State, and thousands there are •with!
similar mind, but they are not at I
all agreed as to a second choice, j
and therein comes the uncertainty.
There are complications of many
kinds, with one candidate stronger
for one reason and another stronger
for another reason, but with all, it
seems to us, Mr. Morrison has a
decided edge over the field as it. i
stands today.
Had Otheg Kind.
A man went into Cohen's boos;
store and asked, ’’Have you a copy
of Who’s Who and What's What,!
by Jerome K. Jerome?'’
Cohen replied, "NO, sir, but ve!
got Who’s he and Vat s He Got, by
Urges Capone Quiz
Evidence brought out in Federal I
Court, Chicago, when AI Capone, j
notorious gangster, appeared for !
sentence before Judge James H.
Wilkerson, and hastily asked to
withdraw his plea of guilty, will
bring about a searching Congres
sional investigation if Senator
Thomas D. Schall (above), of Min
nesota, can do anything about it.
The blind Senator has demanded
all correspondence in the Capone
case in advance of urging an ex
haustive probe.
She Doesn’t Mind.
"Your Otto had a fight with my
"Oh, well, boys must be boys.”
“I’m glad you take it like that—
I'll get the ambulance to bring your
Otto home.”
Best Position.
Fake—What’s the best position for
Bosch—A position as night watch
Round Trip Fares and
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Grover 7:00 a.m. $1.50 j]
Kings Mt*. 7:15 a.m. $1.50 )l
Besse. City 7:25 a.m. $1.50 |[
Gastonia _ 7:40 a.m. $1.50 i
Lowell 7:50 a.m. $1.50
Cramerton 7:55 a.m. $1.50
Belmont _ 8:00 a.m. $1.50
Charlotte, 8:25 a.m. $1.25
Concord 8:55 a.m. $1.00
Kannapolis 9:05 a.m. .75
Special train from Moor
esville connecting with Spe
: cial at Charlotte.
Mooresville 7:20 a.m. $1.25
Mt Mourne 7:25 a.m. $1.25
Davidson 7:30 a.m. $1.25
Cornelius, 7:32 a.m. $1.25 ;
Caldwell _1 7.30 a.m. $1.25
Huntersv'e 7:40 a.m. $1.25 i
Croft_7:47 am. $1.2«:
Derita_7:53 a.m. $1.25 j|
The Grover and Mourvs
ville trains will he consoli
dated at Charlotte, arriving
Thomasville 10:25 a. m.
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Returning special train
will leave Thomasville at
4:15 P. M.
Special baggage car for
refreshments and Picnic
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