North Carolina Newspapers

    County Highways
To Get Markings
flat* Highway Headquarters An
nounce That Signs Will He
Tlaced on Roads Soon.
One thing to follow the taking
over of all county highway* by the
elate July 1st last will be the mark
ing of all former county highways
in every one of the 100 counties of
the state, it is announced from high
way headquarters. These signs will
be uniform In character and will di
rect travelers to roads and places
of importance
Provision is made in the state
highway law for direction paddles,
signs relating to grade crossings,
narrow' bridges, school nones, draw
bridges, county lines, ends and be
ginnings of state maintenance, post
offices and towns, places possessing
historical interest, side roadway and
the like
With the present state highway
signs and those to be placed along
*11 county roads recently taken over
Cleveland, as well as every other
county in the stae, will be dotted
w ith highway signs and markers and
travelers will find it more conven
ient to get about and with les sdif
ficulty than before. The placing of
rhese signs will begin within a short
time and within a few months the
entire state will have been covered
Each division headquarters will
look after the placing of the signs in
the counties in its division
Hamrick Reunion To
Be Held Sunday 6th
Thers will be a reunion o( the
Hamrick families at the Hamrick
old place eight miles north of Shel
hv in the Union church community
next Sunday, September 6th. All
friends and relatives are invited to
attend, bringing baskets of dinner.
Grigg Reunion To Be
Held Sunday Sept. 6
The Gngg reunion will be held
.Sunday, Sept. 6th at the home of
Vred Grigg near Polkville, There
. will be an all day meeting of the
Grigg clan and relatives and all are
Invited to attend with baskets of
lunch for a picnic dinner.
Prisoner Knew Poe.
Anamosa, Iowa—Pooling a guard
by a story of his buried treasure, a
prisoner at the reformatory, induc
ed the guard to take him on a treas
ure. hunt, and escaped.
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE having b»«n made In payment
of the Indebtedness secured by that, cer
rain deed of trust to the undersigned as
trustee ter the Ptiot Life Insurante Com
pany by L. P Meggtnson and wife. Mar
garet Beam Meggtnson, on the 14th day
of March. 1930, and recorded in the office
of the register of deeds of Cleveland
rounty. N. C in book ISO at page 838
ne undersigned trustee will, under and
by nrtue of the power of sale vested tn
it by said deed of trust, and at the re
nt eat of the cestui que trust and for the
purpose of discharging the debt secured
by said deed of trust, proceed to sell to
he highest bidder, for cash, at the court
house door in Cleveland county. Shelby
forth Carolina, at 12 o'clock M. on
Monday, JSeptember 28th, 1933
the following described land, to-wlt
Lying In the city of Shelby. North Car
olina. and being that lot of land eon
ered to L. P. Megginson and wife, Mar
garet Beam Megginson by deed recorded
, n book 3-U. pages 94 and 3S3 of the of
fice of register of deeds for Cleveland
county. N C. and being Joined on the
north by an alley, on the east by X. M
Beam, on the south by West Graham
street, and on the west by lot of John
Norman, and being described by metes
• nd bounds as follows:
Beginning at a stake In north edge of
West Oraham street, John Normans
southeast corner, and runs thenee east
with said edge of Graham street, 119 feet
to a stake in X M. Beam’s line: thence
north with Beam's line 170 feet to a
stake in edge of alley, thence with al
ley west 119 feet to a stake in John Nor
man's line: thence south with Norman's
line 170 feet to place of beginning
This the 34th day of August, 1931.
Brooks. Parker Smith At Wharton, Attys.
Oreensboro. N. C. 4t Aug28c
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Around Our TOWN
Days when It is a bit difficult to put hands upon anything to fill up
this space it is with elation that we pick up a communication, as is being
used today, In which some ohservant old timer says more in a minute
than we could produce while the hands galloped completely around the
clock face. The communication, from a prominent Shelby citizen who
gets considerably more out of life and aees much more than many may
realize, all salted down with a sound philosophy, harks back to bygone
days and customs, but it’s our bet that it will be as entertaining to the
youngsters as to their elders. Here goes.
Dear Rennt—
Coming down on the train the other day, I was thinking of
you and the many advantages you have over me I also thought
of one advantage I have of you and that is I can remember some
habits, customs and practices that -you did not know existed 1
dotted down a few of those, as follows
I can remember when there were no matches and fire was
kept in the home by covering up the coals in the ashes every
I can remember when every smoker provided himself with *
knife, a flint and a piece of punk. With the knife he knocked a
•spark from the flint which ignited the punk and thereby enabled
the smoker to light his pipe
I can remember when men wore shawls instead of overcoat'
and with pant legs stuffed down in fancy boots were considered
dressed in style.
I can remember when young sports wore paper collars put up
in miniature water buckets and sold for 25 cents per dozen
I can remember when writing pens were made from goose j
quills and ink from balls that grew on oak trees.
T can remember when "bull pen ’ and shinny” were national
I can remember when eczema was called itch and the only
known remedy was the double distilled quintessence of poison ivey
j which made the culprit dance Juber.
I can remember that when the palate came down on the lon
gue, It was pulled up by a bunch of hair on top of the head and
kept up by tieing a string around the bunch close to the head
I can remember when sore eyes were cured by urinaciaus ap*
plications morn and night.
T can remember that when all the doctors failed on a case
of measles the old women of the neighborhood would cure it by
administering sheep shafflm tea.
I ean remember when doctors bled patients ON1A' in special
T can remember when ministers preached hell-fire and dam
nation and salvation only through repentance at the mourners
I can remember when I would have swum a liver in mid
winter just for a stolen glance at the things 1 am forced to look
i at today with utter disgust.
I can remember spending the last nickel 1 had for drug store
preparations guaranteed to force a premature growth of whiskers,
as the girls of that day all said that kissing a boy without a mus
j tache was like eating batter cakes without syrup.
1 can rememben that when assisting a girl to mount a spir
ited horse, the greatest of all thrills was adjusting her Trilby
\ ' foot in the stirrup.
I can remember the hoop skirt, the bustle, the Grecian Bend
and the. long train, but—
1 CANNOT remember a tune when the girls were preuiei
sweeter and lovelier than they are today.
Aug. 27th, 1931. ‘ 1 r, n
Squire T. Cling Eskridge, a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat until dooms
day, regrets very much that he will not have the opportunity of sup
porting Clyde Hoey for the United States senate. “I have always wanted
to vote for him, but to tell you the truth,” says Squire, “I’d rather vote
for him for president than for anything else. That’s what I think of
him’’ >
And that’s how more people than you might think feel about it. 11
there was anything bigger in a political way than the presidency, then
it is their idea that the presidency wouldn’t be big enough for ihe silver
tongued spell-binder.
In recalling that Monday night was the 45th anniversary of the
worst earth shock ever felt in this section, Mrs. T. G. H. also recalled
that a revival meeting was holding forth at the time and that after
the quake Shelby people turned out as never before. They were ‘‘scared
within an inch of their lives” (ever hear that expression bfore?) and
they were taking no chance of another quake coming along before they
could get their religious affairs in shape.
If another tremor or two could be arranged maybe there wouldn’t
be as many empty church pews and far less Sunday highway accidents.
. . . The news that Johnny Branch, Carolina s half-pint quarterback,
has passed his school work and will be on the eleven this fall caused
considerable elation among Shelby grid fane. That boy has the football
••IT'’ that sends them through the stadium turnstiles .... All the girls
about Shelby are going strong for the Empress Eugenie hats, but we
wonder how many of them can recall the romances of the charming
empress who had the folks of her time talking as Marlene, Greta, Clara
and Peggy altogether haven’t this sophisticated day buzzing?.
Vivian'Ingle, newspaperman from historic Charleston, S. C., is spending
his vacation in Shelby with his father, Rev. J. W. Ingle, retired Methodist
minister. Vivian lived in Shelby back in the days when the old Fanning
store, at the present Rose location, was the trading center. And he’s mar
ried now ... How many men now living in Shelby have killed a mar?
You’d be surprised .... It will be a pity if that up-and-coming cham
pionship orchestra and band at Shelby high does not have an instructor
this year .... A sign of the times: Rural visitors to Shelby are once
again bringing along their lunches in shoe boxes .... ’’You're all wet,"
says a reader, ’’about these beauty entrants. Shelby's three most beau
tiful women are married.” Maybe so, maybe so. But we’ll not use their
names unless someone nominates them. We know their husbands
"That colyum,” says another reader, "should be called ’The Snooper, i<
pries around in this and that worser’n Walter Winchell.” Thanks
A feature article in Sunday’s Charlotte Observer by A, H. Hamrick re
ferred to Shelby as "an incubator of great men.” Wonder what kind cf
hatching we have on now and how the last few crops of biddies will turn
out? .... In among the other corn exhibits at the Cleveland County
Fair late this month there will more than likely be a few exhibits of the
liquid kick. Deputy Bob Kendrick will take charge of the displays in that
department . . . . Something you'll not see: A Shelby father off in a
corner boo-hooing because there is no change in school books this year,
. , . Wonder how the new teachers’ll look? . » , v Hats off to "Granny’
Gantt, the popular proprietress of the west Shelby store. We’re hanker
ing for her to make it an even hundred and then add on several more
Jack Houser, who ought to know, says it isn’t the newspaper game that
runs newspapermen half nuts; there’s Just something wrong at the be
ginning with one who hasn’t any more sense than get in the game ....
All Eskridge s covered wagou-boat gets the cake for motor oddities here
about* .... A Shelby man dreamed t’other night that he beat the best
ball of the Webb brothers and then when he awoke and found It wasn't
so he started to throw away his cluhs . . , By the way, who Is the best
feminine golfer In Shelby—meaning score and not form? .... Two of
the hardest-talking, gruffest people in Shelby are really tender-hearted
an unusually charitable and kind once you scratch under the surface. Go
ahead and guess; we re namin’ no names .... You’d be surprised which
one of those pretty Shelby working girls this colyum considers the best
But nobody cares to know anyhow . . So, let * call It a day and sprawl
out on a court square bench.
Ehringhaus Comes Near Bringing The
T wain, ‘East And West’ Together Now
I* An Kutrrnrr. Writer Says, But
Cannot Understand Other
Sections Of N. .C.
Chapel Hill Weekly.
"East is East, and West ts West,
and never the twain shall meet."
Thus wrote Kipling, and in recent
months his lines have been quoted
apropos of the political situation in
North Carolina. For we have a dis
tinct East-West cleavage in this
state. The division on geographical
lines is of course not absolutely
rigid and clear cut; there are some
Easterners in the West and some
Westerners in the East; but, broad
ly. the East adheres to the Joseph
us Daniels-Angus D. McLean pro
gram crying for the removal of
taxes from the land, a sales tax
(either general or limited.! and a
heavier levy upon corporations,
while the West supports Gardner
and Maxwell in opposition to a sal
es tax and in a less hostile atti
tude tow’ard corporations.
In Blucher Ehringhaus, who last
week announced hts candidacy for
the governorship, many citisens will
no doubt, see something of an ano
maly. For he is a geographical’
Easterner without being a politi
ea! Easterner, He cornea out posi
tively against a sales tax, whether
genera] or limited, and he stands
squarely upon the Democratic rec
ord, "which." saya his hometown
paper, the Elizabeth City Independ
ent, "is taken as an unequivocal in
dorsement- of the Gardner adminis
tration and Ore Gardner policies.”
This does not accord with the
views of the true blue Easterners,
the followers of Josephus Daniels
and Angus D. McLean, for they
consider the Gardner-Maxwell doc
trines fit only for scorn and con
But, for our part, we do not
agree that Ehrlnghauss manifesto
contains an "unequivocal Indorse
ment of the Gardner policies.” He
does ssy that he stands upon “the
record of my party—legislative and
executive;” but that Is merely the
conventional, inevitable declaration
of anybody who offers himself as
standard-bearer of one party In its
contest with another; going into
the Democratic primaries, or into
the election campaign as a Demo
cratic primaries, or into the elec
tion campaign as a Democratic can
didate, he could hardly aav any
thing else. The manifesto does not
picture Ehrtnghaus as a rubber
st»nip for the Gardner adnunistra
tlon; In fact, It suggest* that the
performance of the recent legisla
ture did not meet hla desires com
The truth is that Ehrtnghaus Is
not either an Easterner or a West
erner, In the political sense in
Which we are employing these
terms. And this 1* as it should be.
Nothing much good Is going to be
accomplished by a bltter-end atti
tude or bltter-end tactics It is not
wholesome for the state that it
should be divided Into two warring
camps, for In such a division the
common good la too apt to be lost
sight of In the eagerness of each
side to score a conquest over the
other. A man need not be suspected
of aurrendering his conviction be
cause he displays a spirit of toler
ance and a disposition to reconcile
opposing interests. Compromise
may sometimes be carried so far
that It becomes weakness; but
there is truth In the words of Ed
mund Burke, "all government—In
deed. every human benefit and en
Joyment every prudent act,—is
founded on compromise and bar
Ehringhaus has a sound under-(
standing of North Carolina's prob-1
lema and he haa ideas as to how,
they should be solved He has had;
excellent training, he is possessed
of abundant seal and energy; to
gether with a keen mind he has the
gift of persuasive speech; and no
body need fear that he will be any
man’a man but hla own Among all
the entrant* In the race for Gover
nor he Is, to our way of thinking
the beat bet.
Our own advice: If anybody calls
you a taffy-eater, knock hid down
We have never been able to un
derstand why some folks let their
picture appear in print.
College President,
Dr. Kitchen Speaks
"Christ poi-sessed four outstand
Ing characteristics that men ad
mire," said Dr Thurman Kitchiii.
Wake Forest college president,
speaking before a large congrega
tion at the First Baptist church
Sunday morning. ‘ Christ was lnde
pendent, courageous, unselfish and
loyal In his work with mankind here
on earth, l believe Christ was a man
of atrong physique, a man with a
commanding, human and demo
cratic personality."
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our fine friend
and neighbors for their kindness
shown us during the sickness and
death of my dear wife and otn
mother. We shall never forget the
kind deeds and words of comfort
and consolation.
W. C. waits and Children.
Our Exchange Is
Of Isaac Shelby
Flour and
for each BUSHEL
\ total of 48 pounds in
Toe Itch
«thloto’o Foot and Nana Noll
,u,f*r from th* Qatar akin
dlaeaar cauelng serara Itching of
*»•••"« X*!*1, cr*rt'|n«. Pooling akin.
wUh0?>r‘n4iS“.e,,,rS*P akin*
DJ N1*on'» Nlaoderm? Baaed
on tho famoua English Hcapital for
mul* dlacMima by a leading lion
don akin aperlallat. Dr. Ntron’a Nl*.
oderm acta with amaalng apead, ba
r5V,,'j.<*****n*<* y°r Particular
akin disease Vltoderm la guaran
teed. it must atop Itch and Quickly
en the right
comes along
• • •
Yon wonder why you
wasted time on the others!
This been*waiting*aU-my>life feeling
has hit millions of smokers, men and
women both ... when they broke open
their first Chesterfield package and
caught its more pleasing aroma...when
they lighted their first Chesterfield and
knew, that minute, that it was milder—
not sharp or biting.
And alter a few puffs, they knew that
the taste was better. Here were the
cigarettes they had always hoped for,
and looked for.
Here were the cigarettes that
satisfy! Salisfy’—that’s the word
that "fit*.”
The right tobaccos—the CHESTER
FIELD kind of tobaccos, Domestic and
Turkish—cured and aged, blended and
cross-blended in the right way. Every
thing that goes into Chesterfield is the
best that money can buy and that science
knows about. The paper is just right.
Everything about them is just right.
Notice the difference.
They Satisfy... and—they’re milder.
Smoke as many as you like!
jGOOD • • • they’ve got to be good!

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