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FRIDAY, SEPT. 11. 1931
A Catawba woman is asking a divorce from her 91-year
ald husband. Why not just hang around a few years and
pay the undertaker instead of the lawyer?
Mr. Ford—Henry, y’know—says no married man can
work for him hereafter who does not have a garden at homei
And if there were other jobs to be had just now, we have an
idea quite a few of the wives of Ford workers would send
their lessee halves looking elsewhere for work.
The tonsil and adenoid clinic to be held in Shelby this
month by the State Board of Health, cooperating with
Cleveland county schools, is something parents should not
overlook. School children under 13 with diseased tonsils
may have them removed at. actual cost. It is a very com
mendable move on the part of the health board which doesn't
think but knows that a child must be healthy before being
TT IS THE ANDERSON INDEPENDENT that advises all
those who expect to run for public office to suggest
some plan for the relief of the cotton farmer. “It will,”
says The Independent, “do them (the farmers) no good, but
it might help to win a few votes for yourself (the candi
The South Carolina paper may be right. Anyway, it
seems as if every office-holder and every prospective offic
ial has a plan. But to our way of thinking those plans are
going to win mighty few votes. Instead they serve the pur
pose of showing the sensible farmer how little sense some of
his advice-giving officials have.
TIMELY WARNING, GOOD ADVICE
THE CAUTION about preventing fires given by Chief Rob
inson of the Shelby fire department should be followed.
The Cleveland Springs hotel, it will be remembered, burned
early in the fall when the first fire of the year was started
in the hotel furnaces are fired up for the first time, that
half of Shelby’s fires take place. That statement of fact
should be sufficient warning. It is the duty of firemen to
prevent fires as much as possible as well as to extinguish
them when they come along. If all the soot-filled chimneys
wrere watched and cleaned, it would be surprising how few
fires we would have. Why not see about your chimney and
flue before starting a fire where there hasn’t been one for
several months ?
SIS MABEL AGAIN
SOME OF THE proclaimed friends of prohibition are its
The Associated Press reported this week that Sis Ma
bel Willebrandt had contributed $100 to the crusading or
ganization backing prohibition. Mrs. Willebrandt, if some
have forgotten, is, to quote the Associated Press, “former
assistant attorney general in charge of prohibition and now
attorney for Fruit Industries, limited, a concern making
grape concentrates that are convertible into wine.”
Figure that out. A check for the cause of prohibition
from one whose salary is earned by helping find a legal
loophole whereby California grape growers may sell their
product In the form of potential wine.
If some of the bootleg kings or beer barons in the big
cities, who are making fortunes out of their rackets since
prohibition came, were to contribute a check to the prohi
bition fund, how would it be received? Shouldn’t Mrs. Wil
lebrandt’s check be considered in the same light, for isn't
it likely she wouldn’t have her job if prohibition were re
SCHOOL BUSES, SALARIES, ETC.
THE NEW STATE school system not as yet given a thor
ough test has its weaknesses. No new legislation of
any magnitude can be perfect right off the bat. One phase
of the system now under discussion is that of the drivers of
school buses and their limited pay.
One day this week at Wake Forest two high school boys
were killed and a third seriously hurt when a train struck
a school bus driven by a young driver. Not many days be
fore the tragedy word came from Raleigh to Cleveland
county school officials and to those of other counties that
school bus drivers could not be paid more than $9 per month.
That isn’t much pay. Certainly no grown man who has any
thing else whatsoever to do can afford to continue driving
the buses. Some of the high school boys think it is too much
labor for the pay. As a result of the cut a major portion of
the school bus drivers hereafter will be school boys who can
drive the trucks by starting out a little earlier each morn
ing and quitting a little later each evening. The Wake For
est tragedy, it seems, should cause school officials to be very
painstaking in selecting these young drivers. The Wake
Forest driver was of legal age and so far as we know he was
competent. The head of the State automobile bureau says
he has always opposed permitting school boys to drive the
v«!*es. We hardly thing his attitude fair. There are many
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school youths competent in every respect to drive the buses,
some of them more competent than their elders, but cer
tainly the competent ones should be picked. Their cargoes
are far too valuable to take any chances. Parents and school
officials in every community should see that the man behind
the wheel of the buses carrying their children is a safe driv
er. Forty-eight buses haul Cleveland school children to and
from school each day. Every precaution should be taken to
protect those 48 trucks with their loads of happy, life-lov
A PAPER’S COTTON PLAN
COTTON RELIEF PLANS are the talk of the day; everyone
seems to have a plan.
For years, low-price cotton years, it has been a habit
for business firms and boosters organizations to purchase
raw cotton with the aim of raising the price. Now the Mem
phis (Tenn.) Press-Scimitar comes along with the sensible
thought that buying cotton in the raw will do very little to
alleviate the cotton situation. Instead, it is pointed out, a
demand for products manufactured from cotton is the sure
method of boosting the price. Says The Press-Scimitar in
paramounting its plan:
Spend a dollar for cotton!
Here is the idea:
Look over your stock of household commodities.
Check what you need. Maybe your towel supply is low.
Maybe your sheets are tearing.
And then with a dollar bill in your purse go to your
merchant and purchase a dollar’s worth of cotton com
modities. Buy what you need.
Possibly you have $5 or $10 you can spend for
those commodities. Don’t hesitate to go the limit.
And it’s probable you have an extra dollar or two.
With that you can buy a sheet for a hospital charity
ward, or a pair of overalls, a dress for an orphan.
Merchants in Memphis and the Mid-South, you
would do well to tell the public of their dependency up
on cotton commodities. Let them know what you have
-—what they can buy for a dollar.
Press-Scimitar’s plan has a triple purpose: increase
the demand for raw cotton, give employment to mill
workers, and give poor people the cotton products they
need for health and comfort.
The mere purchase and moving of a bale of raw
cotton won’t remedy the present cotton situation. There
must be a demand for the finished product.
“There may be something to it,” says The Spartan
jburg Herald in the following editorial comment:
"If housewives throughout the South take the advice
to heart and hie themselves out to spend a dollar on some
article made of cotton it would put tens of thousands of dol
lars in circulation, empty cotton-laden shelves, drain the
supply, boost the demand.
“That’s economic law.
"This is the time of year households need little necessi
ties, so many of which are made of cotton. Fresh from va
cation, housewives are stirring Jo set up the home for fall
and winter. A hundred things must Ije hfught in a hundred
thousand homes, not only in the South, but the nation over.
“Let the demand make itself known today and another
and greater demand will swing into its place. Depression
ridden retailers will need to fill their shelves again, looms
will whir, warehouses will be emptied, the price of cotton
"If, through some freak of economic nature, you find
yourself alone with a dollar, go out and bet it on cotton."
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By GEE McGEE
news from flat rock,
the wedding bells will no dout
ring soon in our little town again
onner count of a certain widder who
has been seen riding around with
a certain man and when he rides
with anyboddy, he means bizness.
she is waiting for her husband to be
dead 6 months, and that will throw
it to next third Sunday at rehober,
as she seems to want a church mat
they say that bill jones run away
to parts unknown last week when
he realized that cotton at c6 would
dent pay him out of dett and that
starvation might stair him in the
face, if he had of waited a while, a
whole crowd might of gone with
him, as nearly everboddy is in the
same fix, only worser, as they have
fords to keep up, and he had only
1 wife and 9 chilluns.
lost, strayed or stole; 1 nice dog
who ancers to the name of carlo,
last seen after a cat going toards
cedar grove, but the cat belongs
here, a librat reward will be paid to
return him with or without the cat,
as he was the best possum dog ever
peddlgreed in this community with
a white spot on his tail and a yeller
spot on his head and he limps
where a mule kicked him. notify
mike Clark, rfd, when ketched.
sclioll will open soon In our mist
and the teachers names Is miss
green and miss jones as heretofore.
One of them thought she was not
coming back up till verry recently,
but news has come that he wanted
to wait another year onner count
of his filling station was robbed of
9$ and some gass, and he could not
get the ring, she Is a good teacher
and we all rejoice in the robbery,
willie Clark made 2 grides last
year, but he is natcherly Smart like
his granddaddy, but of course she
hepped him with his Joggerfy an
miss jennie vecvc smith visited
her married sister in piney lane last
week end and fetched her neece.
from the way he is going on, he
will her ma crazy at once, the first
day he spent here he tied her cow's
tale to the fence and strained her
milked and then he turned the
canary out and ruint all of her
clotthes which she had on the line
with poke berry juice which he
skeeted on same with a squirt gun.
all will be glad when they come for
well, mr. editor—yore paper don't
seem to have much news in it here
of late, but i suppose that is be
cause it is Scarce. yore readers
down here like it onner count of
their names being in it so often, as
that makes them poplar, i will rite
or foam in annythlng that happens
like a death or wreck befoar you
go to press tomorrow.
mike Clark, rfd.
Happy Days Of Long Ago.
When I look back over the years
that have slipped by since my en
try Into this old world of work and
worry, I never fail to think of the
few things that contributed to my
happiness from time to time. It
did not take very much to make
the heart of a boy rejoice 'way back
As I sec it now, my greatest joy
came along when I was about 13
years of age. Somehow or other, I
managed to scrape together the
sum of $2.25—1 don’t know how 1
got my hands on such an Immense
amount of cash, but I did that very
thing. I think I saved up every
penny that came my way for the
preceding 5 or 6 years.
Father consented for me to buy
a shot gun with my accumulated
wealth and I bought it. Talking
about pretty fire-arms, my little
poke-stock took the first prize. It
had a Damascus steel barrel which
cracked the second time I shot it.
The hammer reared back like a
Chesterfield at a king’s party. It's
ram-rod of iron was the talk of the
community, and its gutta-percha
shoulder rest and that red butt
were unexcelled for beauty and
I slept with that gun right un
der the cover by my side for weeks
and weeks. I rubbed and polished It
every day till I rubbed all the fin
ish off. I "sighted” it at every knot
hole and pine tree in that town
ship. In fact, I “sighted” so much,
I got so's I coulddent open my left
eye. I was a fine shot. I remember
that I killed as high as 2 snow
birds In a single week once. 1 fol
lowed a drove of black-birds 10
days without ever getting close
enough to risk a shot at them. (Of
course I'd come home at night.)
There was some sadness and sor
row connected with the little shot
gun. I got too smart once over in
tfie wheat field. I put what I
thought was a small powder cha-ge
in the gun barrel and then left my
nice ram-rod in it and tried to show
tha boas how straight us I could
shoot It. I shot. I haven't seen that
ramrod to this day. I cried and
hunted for It 8 solid weeks without
I always charged the boys some
thing for letting them tote my
gun. I'd take anything from an
orange peeling to a quid of sweet
gum. I charged twice as much to
let them “sight” at things with it.
The end of my happy-trarlce fin
ally came. I put too much powder
in it one Saturday afternoon—it
busted all to pieces when I shot it,
and blew the brltch-pen out, and
the hammer and lock disappeared
from my embrace, never to be
found again. (My mother was right
glad when the thing busted. She
did not miss so many eggs and old
hens afterward, as I did not have
to buy any powder and shot. And
then, she stopped worrying about
me shooting myself and the rest of
the family of 11).
During the month of September
will have a regular sales day lor
swine growers of Beaufort county
hogs each week at Washington when
co-operative shipments will be pool
Highest yields of sweet potatoes in
Currituck county this season, as in
the past three years of experimental
tests, were made where the fertili
zer was applied after the sprouts
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