The Cleveland Star
SHELBY, N. <J.
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WEDNESDAY. AUG. 5, 1931
And not a chirp as yet from old-fashioned mothers
about Mrs. Lindbergh gallivanting off to the Orient and
leaving the one year-old Eaglet at home with a nurse.
Georgia, the home State of Bobby Jones the peer of
sportsmen, springs a spasm when a legislator intjmates that
he will introduce a bill to make Abraham Lincoln's birthday
a legal holiday in that State. Think of it: the "War Between
the States" ended two-thirds of a century' ago and a bust of
Jefferson Davis is now in an honored place in Washington!
FAME, EVEN FAME of the type attained by Thomas A.
Edison, is fleeting. The sage of Menlo park, the out
standing inv entor of his age, became seriously ill last week.
It was apparently the A-l spot news story of the week. Still
living, the Edison name is one already connected with legends
and history. Two decades ago school children marvelled
that the man they read so much about was yet alfve; school
children always associate those famous characters of history
with a bygone day. But to return to the original thought:
Last week the press wires flashed out the story of Edison’s
serious illness. It was the lead story for the Sunday papers.
In one newspaper, a newspaper prominent in its field here
abouts, the headline read "Thomas Alvin Edison 111." The
body of the story, we thought, as we read on, would get it
right, but no—there it was again in the ten-point lead para
graph, "Thomas Alvin Edison." It was an AP dispatch and
in the other papers it was recorded "Thomas Alva Edison"
as it should be. We wonder—did some young fellow or a
telegraph desk get the idea that the usually efficient AP
had slipped and that there couldn’t be such a name as "Alva?"
Maybe it would be best, if the news agencies will concur, to
let Edison be known in history as "Thomas A."
"NOT A FOOTBALL STAR”
SEVERAL M EEKS AGO The Star published an item about
a negro, one well known in Shelby, being killed by Gas
ton county officers during a raid upon a liquor plant. It
was explained that one of the officers stumbled and his gun
went off just as the negro raised up from behind a clump of
burhes. At that time we were inclined to marvel at the un
usual happening. It seemed passing strange, one of the
freakish events of the day, that the load from the accident
ally discharged gun managed to seek out and strike the negro
in his hiding place. At the time, however, we were in the
midst of the vacation season, a topsy-turvy, haphazard per
iod about a newspaper offiee, and we overlooked the oppor
tunity to comment upon the oddity. The eagle eye of The
Greensboro News did not, however, overlook the incident.
Soon after the killing of the negro a prominent; football star
was accidentally shot by a Charlotte police officer and a con
troversy about the shooting raged across all Tarheelia. Tues
day’s Greensboro News reminds that the negro slain by Gas
ton officers was not a football star. The full comment of
the Greensboro editor is reproduced on this page today. Per
haps you will be interested in this outside observation, and
A PUZZLING SILENCE!
REMEMBER THE PRITCHARD protest of the election of
Josiah W. Bailey as United States Senator?
What has happened? Why is nothing being done? Or.!
is it possible that no definite action was intended at the out
It was months and months ago—about six months, as
we Recall it—that George Pritchard, defeated Republican
candidate, filed a contest of the Bailey election. Federal
judges were then asked to order Federal court marshals to
assemble all ballot boxes. Later the Federal jurists struck
out the order when it became apparent that State govern
mental machinery would assemble and impound the boxes.
It was four or five months ago that registrars of Cleveland
county precincts, and presumably the same thing happened
in other counties, began bringing in their ballot boxes to the
office of the clerk of Superior court. Politicians throughout
the state were in a hullabaloo about it. Dispatches were
coming regularly out of Washington insinuating that thous
ands of absentee ballots, perhaps some of them illegal, would
be found in those boxes.
But for three or four months not a word has been heard
about the contested election. Over in the court house here
an alert janitor finds it necessary now and then to brush the
cobwebs from the stack of ballot boxes. Not a word from
anywhere. The boxes have been assembled and not a thing
ts being done about it. It was a task that took quite a little
time and entailed some expense.
Is it likely that nothing is to be done? Or do you sup
nose the Republicans are merely playing shut-mouth until
mother campaign at which time they will attempt to revive
a would-be scandal?
We’re just wondering. It seems as if everyone has for
gotten all about the contest
THE PLATFORM OF MR. BOWIE
A CAREFUL PERUSAL of the campaign platform of Judge
Tam C. Bowie, in his announcement as a candidate for
the Democratic nomination to the United States Senate,
sounds, as The Charlotte News says, more like Mr. Bowie is
declaring for “county commissioner or mayor of West Jef
ferson" than for the Senate. Which is to say that Mr.
Bowie's declarations i*nd ambitions in regard to tax reform,
economies, etc., are more of a local and State nature than of
national import. But, in all fairness to the West Jefferson
man, might we ask what candidate ever sticks to issues spe
cifically within the scope and domain of the office he seeks?
Is it not a characteristic trait of the political game to play
to local and sectional prejudices regardless of the connection
those prejudices may have with the pffice in question?
The sales tax issue and the MacLean measure have no
more cause to be paramounted in a campaign for the United
States Senate than did the injection of the religious issue in
the 1928 campaign, but what an important role that religious
issue played in the 1928 results. Mr. Bowie’s appeal to the
MacLean faction, bringing up constant reminders of Senator
Morrison’s opposition to cither a sales tax or a luxury tax,
may not prove as disastrous to Senator Morrison as did the
religious issue for Alfred Emmanuel Smith, but, neverthe
less, it is in that appeal, in no manner connected with the
duties of a United States Senator, that Mr. Bowie sees his
beat chance to get votes. And that, we might remind, is the
ultimate goal of the office-seeker. Mr. Bowie, we suspect,
knows just as well as anyone else that there is no avenue in
the United States Senate whereby he can bring about the
local reforms he speaks of, but being an astute veteran cam
paigner he does realize the potential worth of talking about
The Star regrets to see the local tax issue hurtled into
the senatorial campaign just as much as does The Charlotte
News. We regret, too that Mr. Bowie has already advanced
the issue, but we reiterate that in doing so he has infroduced
nothing new and unusual into North Carolina senatorial pro
All in all, it' is a peculiar senatorial campaign we seem
to be confronted with, particularly when we look over the
issues advanced. Mr. Bowie will make his bid on the more
or leas local issued advanced; Mr. Grist is running, so he
says, to see if it is possible for a poor man to win high of
fice; Mr. Reynolds—“Our Bob,” y’know, is advocating that
something be done about prohibition, that something being
something other than the type of enforcement now existing,
if existing; and Senator Morrison, so far as we know now, is
running just because he desires to return to Washington.
ItV“ WhoYou~Are,rThat Counts
When You Get Shot
VI* the Cleveland 8tar there
comes the Information that John
Kirk, negro, was shot to death by
Oaston county officers during * re
cent raid on a whiskey still Here
Is the explanation given in the
Shelby paper as to how the shoot
Rural Officer Oscar Sams, his son.
Wesley, and C. E. Threkeld. a deputy
sheriff, located the still in the west
ern section or Oaston county. When
they came In sight of It. they said,
no one was at the still.
Just then. Sams said, two shots
were fired front that direction and
they began to run toward the stilt.
Threkeld, he said, Stumbled and hU
gun discharged, shooting the negro
who, the officers said, raised up at
that Instant from behind a clump
The officers obviously have a well
fortified and doubly buttressed
planation. Not only did the dej’Sty
who did the shooting commit ihe
customary raider's stumble, but his
victim, with billions of bushes in
the world and infinite space in
which to protrude, made the fatal
mistake of rising at the very in
stant when the officer’s gun dis
charged and from behind the veiv
bush which was directly in the path
of the speeding bullet. The explan
ation Is unpeachable. And if
it weren't, what of it? The vic
tim wasn't a football star; he wasn't
even a white mail truck driver,
merely a negro whom authorities
subsequently announced was "a no
torious character,” a discovery which
naturally had to come later as they
could not possibly have seen him
in the bushes from which he rose
The affair is mentioned largely
for in formative purposes. With its
meagre headlines and its lack of
follow-up, it may have been entire
ly overlooked by a reading public
which saw stories of a somewhat
similar nature from Wilmington and
Charlotte, although with more Im
portant principals of course, staring
out at them from the front page
day after day. Perhaps it isn t get
ting shot but who you are which
counts after all.
Beams Mill Dots
Of Personal Items
Sandar School On Picnic To Batile
'Special to The Star.)
Beam's Mill, Aug. 4.—The Sunday
school enjoyed a picnic at Kings
Mtn. Battleground Saturday; About
50 people went and all reported a
Misses Eudora and laiue Hoyle
entertained about 60 of their friend..
Thursday night with a watermelon
feast. Numerous games were played
after which the guests were served
watermelon. All present reported
a nice time.
Miss Vivian McSwain, of Patter
son Springs, spent a few days Iasi
week with Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Mr. and Mrs Shuford Hoyle and
daughters, Florence and Evelyn, of
Rutherfordton, and Miss Elizabeth
Bridges spent the week-end with
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Hoyle and
Misses Evelyn and Beatrice Hen
drick and Messrs. Mills Cornwell
and Sherril Hamrick spent last week
at the beach.
Miss Magei and Messrs Clark and
Everette Hoyle, of Chase City, Va
spent the week-end with friends
and relatives here.
Miss Irene Costner spent Sun
day with Miss Charline Hendrick
Mr Alvin Chapman, of Charlotte
is spending this week with Mr. John
Wright and family.
Mrs. John Wright is spending
this week with her mother, Mrs.
Chapman in Charlotte.
Miss Pajvy Hamrick spent the
week-end with Miss Lillian Irene
Mrs. Paul Bridges, of Cleveland
Springs, spent Monday with Mrs
W. C. Bridges.
Miss A V. Costner spent Sun
day with Miss Ophelia Handrlck
Mr. Ivey Crawley and family oi
Morganton. Mr. ar.d Mrs. Alton
Peeler of Greensboro, Mr. and Mrs
John Phifer and son, of Shelby
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs
W. H. Glascoe
Mr Boyd Hendrick of Lenoii
spent awhile .—-nday night with Mr
and Mrs. Paul Bridges of neai
Mr. Defay Costner is spendins
awhile with his parents, Mr anc
Mrs. Plato Costner.
Mr. and Mrs, Rufus Grigg of neai
Waco are spending a few days with
their daughter Mrs. John Wrighi
and Mr. Wright.
Mr. and Mrs Doyle Hendrick an:
Mr and Mrs. Ray Wilson of Falls
ton spent Sunday with their parent!
Mr. and Mrs. Chesney Hendrick.
Mr. Bennett Wright is spendin£
this week with hsi grandparents
Mr. and Mrs. Amoa Wright of Boil
Mias Opal Ledford is visiting rel
atives in Forest City this week.
Mrs. W H. Norman spent th'
latter part of last week with Mr
and Mrs Earnest Wright of Falls
Mr Ferman Sellars, of Falls ton
spent Monday night with Mr
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grigg, of Polk
vllle. spent Sunday Vtth Mr. am
Mrs, Clem Hendrick
*« The Laundry.
'Bridget, do you know anythin)
concerning my wife's whereabouts’
"Yes. sir. I put them ip th<
wash.- - —
To Clean Off Grave
Of l3avid McSwain
The friends and relatives of David
MeSwain who came here from Scot
land are requested to meet at the
McSwain old grave yard near Mount
Sinai church on August the 12th
for the purpose of cleaning off the
grave yard and other works. Please
bring matocks, shovels, and axes.
Please don't let one or two do all
of this work. David McSwain uj
the father and grandfather of every
McSwain in America. As he was
the only McSwain to cross the water
all who can't come please send some
one in your place. And don't forget
the day. X want some one to give
this out at Mount Sinai, Mount
Pleasant, New Hope, Boiling Springs
Pleasant Ridge, Flint Ridge, Poplar
Springs, Sharon, Beaver Dam, and
S. C. Jones, Shelby, N. C.
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“IN UNION THERE IS STRENGTH”
1RPS1M A. or, in Amerioen, Rom,
was sixteen— in the first blush
of womanhood — when wild Kurdish
tribeamen awooped down upon her
home. She and her family fled for
That night. on a lonely road, cam*
a clatter of hoofa. Koae. her mother
and aiater, crouched in the darkness.
She heard a spatter of shots — aaw
her father fall — murdered.
Escaping. the grief'Stricken women
sought refuge with a friend in
Smyrna. Here, broken-hearted, tha
mother toon died, And here, at
length. Rote fell in love with the aon
of the bouse.
But freah maaaacrea broke out. The
city moaned with cries of maimed and
ravished. The butchers waylaid
Rosa's lover. She had to watch, help
leas, as they apreyed him with bullets.
And now fate dealt its crudest blow.
Rose and her sister fell into the drip
ping hands of the blood-drunk soldiers.
They tore her sister away —-scream
ing. And Rose, they flung—a slave—
into tha harem of that merciless wolf,
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What terrible fate awaited thie gently
nurtured young girl behind the silken
draperies of the harem door?
What dark teerete of harem life'did
•he learn—secrete that until now hava
not been whispered outside these
cunuoh-roled prisons of the East?
Did she come, unsmirched, through
that black muck of sensuality that be
fouls every female harem slave?
You must read for yourself HAREM
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story of a victim of the Armenian
massacres. It is written with a quill
dipped in the life blood of a woman,
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cruelties of harem captivity and who
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