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at Shelby. North Carolina, under the Act of Coniress. March 3. Uf79.
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WEDNESD’Y SEPT. 30. 1931
Another sign that the joy ride isn’t over: more than
200 filling stations are still doing business in Cleveland
Three more big days at the fair. With the entertain
ment and educational features of the agricultural event!
better than ever before, no one should miss attending dur
ing the final days.
Tomorrow there will be a-few more autos on the high
ways than al any other time this year. The reason is that
aut* tags go to one-fourth price in the morning, and the
lack of license plates has kept quite a number in the shed
<j until this time.
Just a few years ago citizens of other sections of the
State had an idea that Shelby was trying to corner all the
political plums. More recently, however, they have a new
Shelby problem: the Webb brothers, one Hi and the other
18, seem determined to pick up all the silver cups and other|
golfing honors the two Carolines offer their stars.
NOT ONE-PARTY AFFAIR
THE VOTE OF THE American Legion, urging a referen
dum on prohibition, reiterates the fact that the prohi
bition problem is something more than a thorn for the Dem
ocratic party. There were Republicans as well as Demo
crats at the Legion convention and that should be sufficient
proof that all the drys are not in 0. 0. P. ranks, as some
would have us believe. Cordell Hull is right in saying that
the prohibition issue isn’t something for the Democratic
party to work out alone; there is no more reason to make it
'an issue for the Democrats than for the Republicans.
BELI E V E-IT-0R-NOT BILLY
CHUBBY-FACED Robert Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not car
toon strip seems to have already become an American
institution. Ripley’s cartoon method of presenting the
freaks of the world has any number of imitators, which in
itself'labels the Ripley feature as a success. Often lately it
has been noticed that the cartoonist has been told of freaks
find odd happenings in the two Carolinas. Last Saturday
the Duke feottmlT team, coached by Wallace Wade, who pro
duced championship elevens at Alabama, was defeated by
the University of South Carolina team. The coach of the
South Carolina outfit, Billy Laval, is well known in Shelby
and North Carolina and was educated at State college along
with Governor Gardner and others of this section. It was
a noticeable coincidence, at least, that on Monday following
the Duke-South Carolina game Ripley carried in his feature
| eartoun of Coach Billy Laval, the man who has been coach
ing football for 16 years but has never played a game in his
Pfe. v „ .
HAS HARD ROAD AHEAD
'j HE REPUBLICANS may nominate Mr. Hoover again in j
1932, but it is assured that both in the G. 0. P. convention!
hall and in the election campaign, if he is re-nominated, the:
present chief executive, faces a problem. He is the target
recently of attacks from every direction, even from mem
bers of his own party.
The Nation, outspoken periodical, opened up last week
jiith a bitter broadside. He is, The Nation said, “the most
Snpopular president since the Civil War.” The periodical!
lontinued by declaring that many strong leaders in his own;
party will not support him in 1932 because they believe hei
has no chance to win. An indication of the dissension in
Republican ranks was revealed here this week when a for-1
rfflfr Republican official of Cleveland county issued a state
ment critical of the President.
Prosperity may return to a certain degree before the
next presidential election, but as 0. 0. McIntyre, the col
amnist who seldom ever mentions politics, says “it will
nave to hurry up or the Republicans are goners.” Be that
as it may, it is our opinion that many years will elapse be
fore the average voter can again be made to believe that
the Republican party and the Republican party only can as
NOT SUCH A RAD WORLD
IT IS ENCOURAGING and cheering, even though the pessi
mists and critics may term it all tommy rot, to know
that there are a few optimists left in the world these days
tvho can see the bright side of things. It is just as easy to
find the good side as the bad side; but the trouble with most
of us is that we have formed the habit of seeking some
thing to get gloomy over.
Editor Loring A. Schuler of The Ladies Home Journal
fe, as The Concord Tribune says, ‘ a comforting sort of fel
loow. ’ He doesn’t believe everything has gone to the bow.
wows, he things that, basically speaking, were still in pretty
footj shape. Here is the Credo he offers on his editorial
page—and, after all. is he far wrong; y
That most people like dean movie-; better than
And clean books better than dirty books;
And clean plays better than dirty plays;
That college professors who break down the home
spun religion of their students are as much pubHc ene
mies as any other racketeers;
That home-making is the most dignified of all oc- , j
That the elimination of drudgery in household
tasks is the greatest job that industry and invention
have ever done;
That the so-called wild younger generation is, on
the whole, a fine, upstanding bunch of boys and girls; ■
That crime would decrease if it were less advertis
ed and glorified;
That we shall wake up some bright Thursday morn
ing and find that the depression has quietly come to an
end and business is pretty good again:
That we in America are living in the greatest coun
try and the greatest age that man has even known.
COTTON LEGISLATION UNWISE
THE DEBATE over the cotton situation continue*. borne j
argue that the cotton acreage next year should be re
duced by legislation; others think it best for the farmer,
realizing the situation he is in, to make his own reduction
plans without being forced. The Raleigh News and Observ-,
cr is one of the newspapers which indirectly has been boost-:
ing the special session movement. It was interesting, then,,
to note that in Monday’s issue of The News and Observer, on
the fa; ni page, was an article by Dr. G. W. Forester stating
that he did not consider it wise to legislate reduction. A
portion of his comment was as follows:
“It is probably unwise, however, for the state to at
tempt to force a reduction of cotton acreage by legislation.
Such a law could not be enforced. There are too many farm
ers to be regulated. Any attempt to regulate cotton plant
ing by several million farmers would require a regiment of
marines or soldiers in each community. In the event that
such a law could be enforced, it would tend to have the op
posite effect than that intended by the legislator, namely,
that it would tend to increase rather than decrease cotton
production, as the normal reaction of tanners invariably
would be to increase their acreage believing that other |
farmers were going to reduce. They would hope that the
law was being enforced in every case but their own. But in
asmuch as the law was not being enforced, the actual acre-i
age would take place, the reduction would not be as great as
if no legislation had been passed.
“It would be much more sensible to avoid any such |
drastic legislation as has been proposed and has actually j
been put on the statute books in some states. The present
price of cotton, according to past experience, will of itself:
bo a tremendous force in bringing about a drastic reduction j
of acreage in 1932. This reduction in acreage, based on past J
experience, will be about 15 per cent.'
By GEE McGEE
Time ........_ Last Week
Place __ .. Court House
Occasion . . Trial
Attorney: "Arc you the defend- j
ant in this case?”
Witness: "Naw sir. Cap: I has a
lawyer to do dat dare he sets.”
Attorney. ‘'Where were you
W'itness: "On Mr. Bell’s tarm,
Attorney: "Where were you on
the night John Ellis got killed?”
Witness: "X was right there,
Attorney. “Did you get shot in
Witness: ''No sir Cap. Dat bullet
struck me in de hip.”
"Attorney: "Why did you shoot
Witness: "He snapped something
at me and shot—and den I shot."
Attorney: "Was there animosity
between you and Ellis?”
Witness: "No sir—it was Annie
Smith; I don't know none of the
Attorney: "Did Annie Smith show
Ellis favoritism on the night of the
Witness: “No sir Cap: She could
not of done dat-de house was full
Attorney; "Whatwas the direct|
cause of the shooting?”
Witness: “De pistol"Cap.'
Attorney: “Which of you got to
the party first?"
Witness: “Him and Annie den I
Attorney: “How long was that
before the disturbance?"
Witness: “About 30 minutes,
Attorney; “What were you doing
tn the interim?"
Witness: "I want in the interim
a-tall: I stayed in de iktehen "
Attorney: "Was this crime pre
; meditated by you?"
Attorney: “Why did you shoot
Ellis In the back?"
Witness: “I shot at his nan. and
lie turned around so quick de ball
llit him in de back."
Attorney: What kind ot girl is
; thia Annie Smith.”
Witness Sh* is t high-yalltr
and about your fire in hight ”
Attorney What is her reputa
tion for voracity?"
Witness, “Well Cap—some I oiks
say she's pretty bad about dat.”
Attorney; 'Was she your gM or
Witness: “She wua* mine till he
got his bonus and den bought a
Attorney: "What have you been
doing lor a living?"
Witness; "I works In a pressing
club on Saddays.”
Attorney: "Are you a native
Witness: "No sir, Gap: Lse a full
Attorney: "Did you ever run
Witness: "No sir, Cap—'out 1 run
a Chevvylay 2 years."
Attorney: "Have you been incar
cerated for a misdemeanor?”
Witness: “Yes sir. Cap: dey in
carcerated me In de war on my arm
Attorney: "Did you shoot Ellis
Witness: “No sir, Cap: it was a
Smith & Wesstern 44."
Attorney: "Come down—that's
News from flat rock.
while mrs sarah restall was out:
riding last Sunday, a bumble bee
stung her in the front seat and she
hollered so loud she scared her hus
bf nd who was under the stereing
wheel and he let same go, and both
of them Is now tn the hospitlal wdth
bruises about the nake and chist.
the bumble bee was newer ketched
a right sad excident took place at
the scholl house laat Wednesday at j
big recess when wlllie pow er throw - j
ed a fast fall and the ketcher miss-!
ed it and it passed through the
glass window of miss Jennie veeve
smith, and struck her betwixt the
blackboard the atlas and the doc
tor had to take 3 stitches on her
so's she could take up her duty the
next morning he was whipped for
cotton picking Is in full swing
now and the fleecy staple is passing
out of the consumers hands who
made same by the sweat of their
brows and it won’t be long befoar
all of It will be in the hands of the
specker laters and it will retch clo
a pouhd when it is finely turned
loose by them, the farmers have
enjoyed being poor so long they are
looking forward to another big
crop next year If the leggislature
will let them plant same by law.
a big surprise birthday dinner was
hell last frlday at mrs. winnle
smith's, but it turned out that she
was borned in oct. Insted of Sep
tember. and they win all try to
have the same over if she is lining
then, she will be S3 at that time
•nd all 4 of her husbands has gone
on befoar to rest on that beutlful
shore where sin le no more, only
about h&lff of her rellatives was
pressent at this wrong birthday!
onner count of the others locket! in
:Ii? bibic and taw * acu she na.
horned, so they saved their vittals1
■ .' . ■ |
our local weathers proffit says:
look out for frlst betwixt the next
full moon and the last quarter he
claims to read the stars and the
milky way and get his figgers from j
them, he has predicted a great j
manny storms that newer have!
come, but he says he did not take
into consideration the sun spots j
that cojne on the sun enduring the j
week befoar. his nabors can't ima- |
gine when he reads the stars, as he j
always goes to bed about sundown
and don't get up till the kids have!
gone to school.
well, mr. editor, we are all in
doubt as to what to do about not
planting cotton next year, it means
that we will hafter buy our gass and
fords with turnips and other veg
sertab'.es if It Is cut out, and that
means no more riding for poor
folks, i will rite or foam In the
news about the coming wedding of
miss Jones and mr. smith, which is
liable to happen anny moment,
mike Clark, rfd.
Casar News Notesj
Of Personal Items j
Twelfth Child Born in Brackett i
Family. Dr. Hazel Hunt's Wife
111 In Ohio.
' Special lo The Star t
C'asar, Sept. 29.—Mr. A. A. War-!
lick has just harvested several top|
of fine hay on his 8 acre field near
Born to Mr. and Mrs. A. C. I
Brackett Sunday morning Septem
ber 20th a fine little daughter. Bet
ty Jean. Mother and baby are do
ing nicely. Mr. Brackett is the fath
er of 12 children all living, eight
girls and four boys.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Heywood
Parker Sunday morning September
27t;h a daughter.
Misses. Bonnie Lee Walker and
Iva Wortman students at Boone
spent the week-end with their rc
. pcctive parents.
Mr. John B. Ramsey is in the
Lincoln hospital recovering from a
serious operation which she under
went Thursday of last week.
Dr. and Mrs. J. F. Hunt visited
their daughter Mrs. Horace Burwell
ct Spindale, Saturday night. Dr.
Hunt received a message Saturday
from his son Dr. Hazel Hunt of the
serious illness of his wife in Ohio.
The many friends of Dr. Hazel
Hunt will be sorry to learn of her
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde New
ton Saturday September 26th a
son, William Joseph. Mrs. Newton
before marriage was Miss Mozelte
The Standard Sunday school at
the Baptist church is progressing
nicely with Mr. A. A. Richard as
superintendent this makes him his
18th year to serve as leader. He's a
good leader and very dependable.
Rev. W. G. Camp of Cherryville.
has been re-elected pastor for the
coining year, but he has never ac
cepted yet. He ask the church to
give him a months in which to de
Mr. John Devenny of Little
Rock, Ark., spent some time here
last week visiting relatives and
Miss Ella Hoyle has accepted a
position In the Cleveland Cloth
mill at Shelby where she has been
expecting to go for some time.
Mrs. Clyde Buff is able to go
again after taking blood transfu
sions in the Shelby hospital. He has
been In very ill health but Is bet
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Wortman and
little son J. D., left Sunday for Co
lumbia. S. C., to visit Mrs. Wort
man's mother Mrs. L. H. Bumgard
McKellar Warns Of
Party Booze Issue
Ecoi/omlc Situat'un Is Point On
Which Party Can Win, He
Rogersvilte. Term.—A warning to
his party to avoid the liquor issue
in next year's presidential cam
paign was sounded by Senator K.
D. McKellar, democrat, Tennessee,
in speaking at a barbecue given in
hts honor by democrats of the first
Tennessee congressional district.
Nothing but a wet plank, he said,
could stand in the way of demo
cratic victory in 1932. It would re
sult in the loss of millions of dry
votes he claimed, and would not
give the democrats one additional
ballot, since ‘the wets are going to
vote against Mr. Hoover anyway.”
‘'If we make the fight on econom
ic issues, on the tariff, on just tax
ation, or economy, on honest gov
ernment. on enforcing the law
against trusts and combinations, on
looking after America's affairs,
there Is not a chaneV for us to be
defeated.’* the ten a tor declared
"But...if we are misled into mak
ing the liquor issue the sol® issue
in this campaign, w» will be put
into a false position and one that
will give Mr Hoover his only pos
sible chance. With the issue out of
the platform, we will win In a
for the hundreds
of people w h o
have flocked in
to our store for
Fall Opening Sale
COME — SEE FOR YOURSELF — OUR
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DRESSES AT PRICES
YOU WOULD HARDLY
Cohen's Dress Values
Make Dressing A llabit—
Think what your dressy
dress used to cost. See
what our new collection
for Fall is priced— __
Quality, style, beauty and
low price are an unusual
combination—but we have
the goods to prove that
you can get all of them
sdies in every group run
from 14 to 52. A sure fit—
a sure savin's.
OUR COAT VALUES
ARE THE TALK OF
Believe it or not—we hase
already sold almost as
many coats as we sold
during all last winter,
We think it's because our
Coats this Fall arc more
.Wore gorgeously trimmed
in all popular furs —
mdro lustrous fabrics-^"
$ 1 £.88
And more \alue than
mai jfacturers have been
r,«customed to giving the
public—The values are
great—the styles are stun
Dollar Day Bargains
For Big Boys ..
36 - INCH
UN BLK. 1HED \
1 Tair Men's
1 Fair Bor.;' .
36 - INCH
8 Yards . . .
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P R I N T s
— H O S E —
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