The Cleveland Star
SHELBY, N. C.
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our custom to charge five cents per tine tor resolutions of respect,
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WEDNESD’V, SEPT. 2, 1931
Add to the similes of the season: As pleased as was
Senator Cam to read a Shelby dispatch in the Sunday papers.
Maybe Jule Brackett was not the first man to make
watermelon sorghum, and he didn’t even, claim that honor,
but, give him credit for starting a lot of talk about it.
Cotton may sell this fall as low as five cents, but no
tenant farmer should go hungry if he and his family will
only make use—by canning and drying—of the fruits and
vegetables which were produced in abundance this summer.
The farmer can do for himself what any amount of special
legislative sessions cannot do—see that, he does not go hun
If as many as 15 farmers desire to go, a delegation will
leave Shelby early Friday morning to inspect the Coker seed
farms at Hartsville, S. C. Without question the trip to the
Coker farms has in it more of educational value to a farmer
than a day spent in any other manner and instead of 15
there should be at least 50 Cleveland farmers in the caravan j
Friday morning. Notify the county agent that you intend!
A UVE-AT-HOME FAIR
ALL INDICATIONS now arc that the Cleveland County
Fair, beginning at the end of this month, will para
mount the live-at-home idea and it is only fitting that should
be done. With one of the largest corn crops in years Farm
Agent Shoffner is of the opinion that the corn exhibits this
year will be the largest and best ever. Seemingly he has
every reason to expect such. But corn isn’t the only thing
grown by Cleveland county this year as not grown in many
years. The grain crops have been unusual as have other
food and feed crops. Visitors to the big county fair will like
ly be surprised at the diversification of exhibits portraying
agricultural Cleveland, for a goodly portion of the State has
the erroneous idea that up this way we grow little other than
EHRINGHAUS AND MAXWELL?
NOW’ THAT The Charlotte News has pried the lid off a
topic that has been discussed with much interest be
hind closed doors it shouldn’t be improper to come out in the
open with the statement that many citizens in Piedmont and
Western Carolina have been worried for a week or two with
(he fear that both Mr. Ehringhaus and Mr. Maxwell might
seek the gubernatorial nomination.
The worry still exists, however, for it is possible that
both may yet get in the race. Such isn’t as likely, though,
as it was prior to the Ehringhaus announcement. But why
the worry? The views of both men are popular in this sec
tion of the State and should they be rival candidates they
would in all probability divide the strength that either of
them would get with just one of them in. Which is to say
that both are opposed to a sales tax and that both are an
nounced supporters of legislation which finally emerged vic
torious at the last assembly. It is known that Mr. Fountain,
(he other announced candidate, differs with several very
important views of Ehringhaus and Maxwell. Mr. Brum
mitt, another prospective candidate, should he enter the race
would do so with the support, it is believed, of Josephus
Daniels and his News and Observer and would naturally
paramount some issues that are not overly popular in this
section. Mr. Maxwell’s Selma address caught the fancy of
the Piedmont and W estern sections of the State as have few
public speeches, because Mr. Maxwell appeared to look at
public matters from the same angle as this section sees them.
Not long thereafter Mr. Ehringhaus came out with his form
si announcement and it was very similar to the Maxwell
views and equally popular hereabouts. Now that he is al
ready in the running the entrance of Maxwell would en
ianger the victory of either of them, by reason of the fact
hat their potential strength would be divided and that,
chances are, would send Mr. Fountain or Mr. Brummitt down
the home stretch and across the finishing line ahead. The
Charlotte News dares to mention this danger as follows:
The announcement of Mr. Ehringhaus has brought
a degree of silence to the clamor for Mr. Maxwell be
cause it is generally recognized that with the radical
view so strongly represented in the potential candidates
for Governor, it would be very unwise and unsafe for the
conservative to be split up between Mr. Ehringhaus and
Mr. Maxwell. A solid front will be necessary to bear
back the shrewd activities of Mr. Brummitt, backed by
Mr. Daniels’ counsel and blessings, and the hand-shaking
type of campaign which Mr. Fountain is making.
If the conservatives within the party Who handled
the last Legislature arid who will write the next part)'
platform are to win handily, they can not afford a divis
ion of votes between Mr. Ehringhaus and Mr. Maxwell,
both of whom represent this view.
As stated at the outset. The News expresses a fear felt
by The Star and by many citizens. But the voicing this ex
pression should not be taken to mean that we are urging Mr.
Maxwell to keep out or are attempting to minimize his
chances of winning. Either Mr. Maxwell or Mr. Ehringhaus,
with only one of them in the running, has what appears to be
a good chance to be the next governor of North Carolina.
With both of them in the outcome would certainly be uncer
tain. With just the two of them running, both representing
views that meet approval with a big percentage of the vot
ers, it would be hard to predict which might win. Ehring
haus has, we suspect, the most pleasing personality, but, on
the other hand, Mr. Maxwell is the best student of taxation
and governmental problems. Otherwise the two shape up,
with about the same rating. The Star, at this early date.;
believes that it could sincerely support either of the two be
cause it believes that policies advocated by both are for the
best interests of citizens over the entire State. It is only
natural, then, that we would regret to see both of them in.
One has already announced and hereby has the jump. Should
the other get in it would be difficult' to make a choice be
HOEY STAYS AT HOME
IF IT WERE POSSIBLE for one man to be at two different
places at the same time, then it is likely that Shelby,
having her own way about it, would send Clyde Hoey to the
United States Senate and keep him at home. Such being im
possible Mr. Hoey’s, doing his own choosing, will stay at
home. He is sincere, he says, in saying he does not desire
public office. Torn between conflicting desires, Shelby and
Cleveland county people are adjusting themselves to the
Hoey decision. They have hoped for years to send him to
Washington, yet, now that he has decided to remain at home,
they can 3ee the bright side of what was at first a disap
pointing statement. Shelby just wouldn’t be Shelby with
out Clyde Hoey. The Greensboro News sees it in that light
in the following comment about the Hoey decision:
Whatever degree of disappointment the announce
ment of Clyde R. Hoey that he would nqt be a candidate
for the United States senate in 1932 may have caused in
the hearts and minds of Tar Heel citizenry who had hop
ed to have an opportunity to vote for him is partially,
if not entirely, compensated for by the satisfying knowl
edge that their oratorical compatriot will continue to
spend his entire time moving in and out and having his
being among them.
Despite the frequency with which a United States
senator commingles with the suffrage of his state, there
is some limit to the time he can spend away from Wash
ington. And even when he is at home, this continuous
business of building political fences cramps his style.
Mr. Hoey, remaining a private in the ranks, leaves him
self foot-loose and fancy free. Who can imagine a ma
jor court battle in western Carolina without his plea to
the jury? How’ could any campaign be conducted with
out his swaying oratory? Try to picture North Caro
lina Democracy without his active presence. Mr. Hoey,
pulling wires and advising from a distance, simply would
not be in character; his type calls for continuous action
wherever the firing is thickest.
No one, it is certain, would have taken greater joy
in supporting Mr. Hoey than his fellow citizens over at
Shelby, and yet, odds are. it is equally true that no one is
more over-joyed at his decision than this same group.
They’d miss Mr. Hoey’s charity, his greeting, his folksi
ness, his civic spirit, his political divining, his long hair,
even the boutonniere which he invariably wears, in Shel
by and Cleveland. The political atmosphere wouldn’t be
the same; you’d scarcely recognize the court square.
Politics has taken one of their leaders and best Sunday
school teachers off to Raleigh, and there’s no inclination
(o yield the other up to Washington.
As for Mr. Hoey himself, he stayed in the national
capital a spell, long enough to realize what the home
folks, the home town atmosphere and the returns from
his lucrative law practice meant. Quite obviously he is
more interested in the joy of living, as it exists in North
Carolina even during these hectic days, and has chosen
accordingly. Any one who knows him might have an
ticipated his decision.
All over North Carolina, just as in Shelby and Cleve
land county, there are thousands of people who retain the
hope that at some future date the peerless orator will give
jthem another opportunity to express their regards with
votes. There is just a feeling that he must eventually be re
warded for all the time and unexcelled talents he has given
freely to the Democratic party and North Carolina in all the
years \ince he first began campaigning before he reached
the voting age. It isn't likely that any man in North Caro
jlina has even captivated more audiences with his eloquence
or swayed more votes into the ballot box, and no man cer
tainly has asked less of those thousands of friends than he
who prefers to continue serving his party “in the exalted
position of a private citizen."
By GEE McGEE
Mike Flays Astronomer.
Llncolnton, N, C., Aug 31, 1931
Mr. Mike Clark. RFD
Care Gee McGee
Flat Rock, S. C
| Dear Sir:
You seem to be pretty well up on
I everythin*, so I am writing you to
] ask that you please explain to your
| readers Just exactly what caused
| those 4 cold days we had during
i August. It was unusual weather,
and I need enlightenment.
Hat rock, s. C., Sepp. 1, 1931.
yore letter and contents received
which have berm noticed.
i am glad to be able to inform you
about them 4 cold days in august,
last no doubt you have heard all
yore life about a cold day in august?
well, these was 4 of them in a row.
the cold spell befoar us was caus
ed by the weather and the weather
was caused by the temper lure was
caused by sun spots getting in front
of the sun so’s it could not shine
with its full velocity, hints—the
beems of heat did not reach old ter
ra firma as heretofore, ioggerfy
a sun spot on the sun is just like
a spot on yore specktickles which
keeps you from seeing with yore full
eye sight till it is wiped off with a
a handkerchief or soft paper, sun
spots is caused by something getting
into the sun and noboddy ain't there
to wipe it off, so it Just stays there,
unless the sun runs off and leaves
a cold day in august is a good sign
it is a sign that the republicans will
be put out of offts at the first
chance, and that farm stuff will go
up, and It is allso a sign of a wet
fall onner count of the precipitation
of watter is more than what is took
up in the form of fog,
rite or foam me again when you
want to know annything worth
knowing about the weather, don’t
depend on allmanacks, as they are
all made up by guessers, and the
only thing they are fit for is to tell
you when Sunday comes and what
kind of medtson to take andsoforth.
mike Clark, rfd.
The Dark Ages of My Youth •
. . . . When I was lingering along be
tween 9 and 11 years of age, I was?
a veritable moving mass of afflic
tion, but 1 do not recall ever having
suffered very much from my incap
acities. My worst periods were most
visible at the ends of summer.
,1 never had more than 2 or 3
good toe nails on both feet com
bined by the end of August. I began
stubbing them off about March 1st.
My long-3ult was stone bruises.
Stone bruises have just about gone
out of style now, but when boys went
barefoot about 13 months out of
ev ery year, they were very popular.
. . . . 1 remember once that T had a
nice, large, robust stone bruise on
each heel, and had stuck a nail
through my left foot, a snake had
bitten me on my right ankle, and I
had knocked all of the hide off both
my shins, and one knee-cap had |
been jolted out of place—ail of'
these things were upon me at one!
time, but a rabbit knew better than
to Jump up before me. I'd catch him
before he could reach the first briar
• . . ■ My main hobby was boils. My
nicest boils were on the back of my
neck; but I nearly always had 2 or
3 healthy ones in that part of my
anatomy w'here a chair best fitted.
I ate my meals standing up 6 or 7
months out of every year. I made it
a rule to have 2 legs and a body full
of scratches and sores most of the
time. Had I worn britches back then
instead of just a shirt, I would of
fared better, but it w'assent stylish |
to wear them.
. . . . My mouth was nearly always
blistered from eating sweet potatoes
• roasted) before they got cool, and
my tongue was black and tender
from eating blackberries, simmons.
and other things before they got
ripe. Green crab apples were my
main food through July, and red
halls (haws) and huckleberries took
care of me from October on up till
hickory nuts and scaly-barks and j
turnips came in. '
.... But I lived through it all and i
1000 times that much. I am still
healthy. I wore a No. 8 shoe when I
began wearing shoes at the age of
18, but I now wear a No. 6. And T
have shrunk up in several places,
but my waist measure has increased,
due, possibly to an excess of vita
mins, A. C. C. D. E, F.. and some
times W. and Y.
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