The Cleveland Star
S1JELBY, N. C.
MONDAY — WEDNESDAY — FRIDAY
THE STAR PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC.
Bv Mail, per year ..
By Carrier, per year
LEE B. WEATHERS
.. President and Editor
Secretary and Foreman
....- News Editor
.. Advertising Manager
8 ERNES ? HOEY
RENN DRUM ....
L E. DAIL ....
Entered as second class matter January 1. 1905, at the poet
office at Shelby. North Carolina, tinder the Act of Congre; *.
March 3, 1879.
We wish to call your attention to the fact that It is and ha
been our custom to charge five cents per line ror resolutions of
respect, cards of thanks and obituary notices, after one death
notice has been published.’ This will be strictly adhered to,
It is about, time to begin figuring how much you can
afford to give to help the unfortunate fide over the winter
The only difference in the name of Ghandi of India and
Grandi of Italy is one letter, hut what a difference a few
clot hov make.
The controversy over the proposed sale of the ,Shelby
light plant promises to take the place of the missing advance
talk of the county campaign next spring.
Without attempting to belittle the damage done hy the
forest fires in North Carolina, we’re wondering if they
haven't covered more newspaper span- than actual wooded
Mr Hoover is to be commended for Ids advocacy of a
plan to help citizens buy a home. Now who will come along
with the more important plan showing those who have al
ready bought how to keep what they have?
FRIDAY, NOV. 20, iDM 1
While Japan is proving a thorn m the flesh of the Lea
gue of Nations Lefty Grove, the American League sofithpaw
star, is over in Japan white-washing the Japanese baseball
They're, planning now to make parachutes of cotton in
stead oi silk, and it's our guess that the cotton farmers can
assure the aviation enthusiasts they'll have something which
can be depended upon to hit rock bottom.
the charge that Senator Cam Morrison is financing the
campaign of his rival. Bob Reynolds, is as amusing as would
tie a report that Governor-Wouhl-Bo Dick Fountain is do
nating every other handshake to the cause of J, 0. 1C Eh
rmghaus, another aspirant for the governorship.
M TWINS FOR THE INTELLIGENT
COMMENTING UPON the surprise at seeing a couple of
better-class sonnets in a North Carolina country week
ly. The Greensboro News says: “There ought to be tucked
away in at. least every special, if not regular, edition of a
newspaper something designed solely for the pleasure of its
most intelligent readers." No doubt about that. But we’re
trouble just now as to how to classify ourselves, remember-,
ing how we anticipate and enjoy “Shucks and Nubbins” by
O. ,1. in the newspaper offering the advice.
HITTING THE LITTLE FELLOW
UNDER THE HEADING. “Make the Little Fellow Pay,”
The Raleigh News and Observer says, “The difficulty
with the Mellon school of government is that it never learns.”
Hie comment notes that the Mellon-controlled G. O. P„ fac
ing a two billion dollar deficit, is preparing the public for a
boost in Federal taxes, the tentative idea of bringing ini
some form of sales tax. li puzzles the Raleigh editor that
after all this the little fellow continues to support such ar!
monstrous wrong at, the polls. It is equally as puzzling to
us, but we were just as much worried about rhe little fel
low, who pays and pays, when some were attempting to
•'fiddle another sales lax upon him at the last session bf the
North Carolina legislature.
U ST A FAVORITE SON
THK .PRESIDENTIAL BOOST given Harry Byrd, Virginia's
ex-governor, by Senator Glass will not likely mount
higher than the favorite-sun stage. Governor Byrd is a
pleasing fellow and a member of one of America’s most
prominent families. He made a good record as Virginia’s
chief executive and likely possesses many assets for higher
office. But nearly every State has its ex-governor and prom
inent leaders to boost and many of them, with no intent to
belittle the ability of Byrd, are just as well known as the
Virginian. The Star wishes Byrd all the success possible
and believes he is entitled to the favorite-son homage but
Virginia should not be disappointed if the boom advances no
farther than a complimentary vote. A favorite son who can
steal the limelight from two or three of the now outstand
ing Democratic leaders at the next convention will have to
develop exceedingly rapid in the intervening time.
WATCHING SHELBY )
ANNOUNCEMENT of the S. P. U. offer for the Shelby mu-j
nicipal light plant had hardly been published until an
other North Carolina city was calling here to get the de
• tails, as a similar offer was being made there. Officials of!
both cities, we believe, could come nearer securing more
worthwhile information by asking some questions of citi-!
, zens in towns and cities where the S. P. U. system is al-j
rea^y under trial. But the spread of the power firm is!
such that all municipalities are looking on with interest.!
Here’s the sideline comment of The Gastonia Gazette:
riScl And the matter is brought closer home to Gastonia.
The Southern Public Utilities Company, it is reported,
will make an offer of a little more than a million dollars
to the city council of .Shelby this evening for the mu
nicipally owned light plant of that city. Newspaper re
ports from Shelby are that the proceeds from such a
sale would go a long way toward retiring rhe bonded
debt of the city and thus reduce the tax rate to a con
siderable degree; from $1,15 to 60 cents, it is said.
This is a matter that many tnunicipalities will face
j ''I the next few years. It is a known fact that the Sou
thern Public Utilities Company is anxious to acquire
control of as many of these plants as possible. Some
communities have welcomed the power company and
have disposed of their properties at good prices and
have been eager to avail themselves of the opportunity.
Others have regarded the properties as paying invest
ments too good to sell; they have figured that they are.
worth about a - much to t he municipalities as to-the
power company. Others fear the coming of the power
company as they would some ogre or giant which will
eventually throttle the life out of them. It is a matter
that will eventually come up for final settlement in
many Carolina cities and towns which now own their
own public utility plants.
DEMOCRACY'S ROYAL LINEAGE?;
[THE APPOINTMENT of Mrs. Caraway as United States
senator from Arkansas to succeed her late husband
.meets with the approval of this paper, and all indications at
hand are that the country’s second feminine senator is as
well fitted for the office as some who ane already in that
august body. We disagree, however, with a view expressed
by Governor Parnell in appointing her. Among other things,
[he said; “The office belonged to Senator Caraway .... and
his widow is rightfully entitled to the honor.” First of all.
the office did not belong to Senator Caraway, as 'The
Statesville Daily points out, “the office belongs to the peo
ple. Death ends the temporary title of the occupant of the
|office, the place cannot be given to anybody by the will of
I lie deceased because the place was not his to give.” And
we agree with the added view that such a procedure does
not need encouraging. Government of, for and by the peo
ple is not one of royal lineage to be handed down in the fam
dy. There was, no doubt, a bit, of sentiment—quite a bit of
it - in giving Mrs. Caraway the office, but Governor Par
nell shouldn’t become sentimental enough to infer that' it
was .her office by right of inheritance or anything like that,
COXEY’S ARMY AGAIN
REMEMBER CONEY'S ARMY? And its leader, General
Jacob S. Coxey? If has been a good many years since
he was in the limelight, but. he has bobbed up again as may.
or of his home town and will attempt, to work out some of
It’s Johnston Avery, of The Lenoir News-Topic, talking
about him as follows:
Some time ago we mentioned that this country was
ripe for some new and promising radicalism, but we
never dreamed that the people were prepared at last to%
try the strange doctrine of General Jacob S. Coxey.
You* renu mber Gen. Coxey, of course, who led the army
of unemployed to Washington some 40 years ago and
has spent a life time advocating non-interest bearing
bonds in denominations from 25-cents up. Well, last,
week he was elected Mayor of his home town, Massillon,
Ohio, by a landslide.
He says he is going to test his theory by having his
city issue these bonds for public improvements and clear
ed through city labor. Another thing he advocates is
public ownership and operation of utilities “to keep
Massillon money at home instead of in Wall street.”
The big business interests of the nation who at
tempt to prevent the spread of such doctrines as Gen.
Coxey’s defeat their own purpose when they permit the
concentration of wealth.
TIME FOR COOL. SOBER THOUGHT
THE PROPOSITION by .the Southern Public Utility Co. to
buy Shelby’s light plant for $1,100,000 calls for cool,
sober analysis. That is big money and whether we accept
it or not, we are made to realize what a potential value we
have. It is an asset that has grown from a $13,000 in
vestment 18 years ago to a point where a public utility
company is willing to offer us a sum of eleven hundred
thousand dollars, almost enough to wipe out our entire bond
ed indebtedness, but it is an asset that should continue to
grow' instead of diminish in value.
We are pleased to see the city officials approach the
proposition in a careful, considerate manner. It should be
considered from the standpoint of the welfare of all the peo-.
pie and .Shelby’s future. It is a highly technical subject
that calls for expert analysis into the matter of rates, tax
ation, future growth, earning capacity, etc., and officials
and citizens should deliberate carefully before any steps arc
taken to surrender the city’s greatest money making busi
Since the proposition of a sale has come up, many citi
zens have freely expressed themselves bojji for and against
a sale and some have done so in heated and passionate words.
It would be unfortunate to have our city’s harmony disturb
ed, friendships broken and the future peace and unity upset
over the matter. A million dollars is a big sum, but a million
dollars is not to be compared with the value of a harmonious
and patriotic Shelby spirit such as we have now. cooperat
ing for a finer city. Men will disagree on public questions,
but no disagreement should be severe enough to cause charg
es of corruption and graft. Avoid bitterness and hatred
above all else.
Shelby did not solicit a bid on its municipal plant. It
came voluntarily from a company wanting to expand. They
think it is worth the price and we are complimented to
know that our worth. Should we decide we have nothing to
sell, there should be no hard feelings between the would-be
South Shelby, Troop No. 7.
Troop 7 held Its usual meeting
Friday night. Since our summer
• ramping trip the troop has been on
jtfte “down hill drag-’ but It is im
The troop gave an oyster supper
last Friday night a week ago and
i invited the troop committee for the
purpose of discussing ways and
means by which we could better
; We elected a scribe, buglar and
! wo patrol leaders, we then decided
i on having a basketball team. We
have a total of about 16 boys and
I want to have two teams in the
: troop. As another means of helping
, everyone interested Mr. Ed More
■ head our scout master suggested
that each patrol put on a program
I every meeting night. This sugges
tion met with everyone's approval,
iso the Lion patrol haS charge of the
! program next meeting night. Troop
j" is Riving an oyster supper Novem
‘ her 27. and the public is cordially
CARROLL JACKSON, Scribe.
Polkville Scout News.
Troop 1. Polkville met troop 1,
Belwood in a field meet Friday,
November 13, at the Belwood high
school. Scoutmasters A C. Aderholt
and Luther Houser were in charge.
Both troops showed good spirit and
everyone seemed to enjoy the meet,
which was won by Bclwood. The
score being 14-12.
The different events follow :
Running broad jump; won by
Belwood. J. D. Hicks jumped 16 ft.
Running high jump, it was tied
by two teams.
Standing high jump: Belwood
won first and second places.
Standing broad jump; won by
Dickson Willis. Belwood. He jump
jed 9 1-2 feet from the board
200 yard dash won by Lee Turn
1 er and Vance Champion, Polkville.
Tent pitching this showed a lot
of action and skill. It was won by
Cecil Powell and Norman Mauney,
Fire-by-friction. Norman Mauney,
Cecil Powell, Thomas Jenkins. Polk
ville (after so long*.
First Aid bandages won by Dick
son Willis and Sam Same. Belwood,
This meet gave both troops good
practice in all of the events which
were held. We would have had more
events had the fire-by-friction not
| taken up so much time. It was
j agreed upon by both teams to have
I another meet in December, at Polk
CHARLES E. RIDGE Jr Scribe.
Troop No. 2 News.
Troop No 2 Shelby met Monday
Nov, 16. The Bob White patrol was
in charge of the program.
The meeting opened with the
scout oath. Fred M. Simmons did
•several slight of hand tricks. It was
planned that Mr. Propst (scout
master* should make a talk on his
trip to Florida. But as he was down
with asthma and was short of
breath this was left out.
The troop gave 15 rahs for Mr.
Propst, You could see him get bet
ter. He took charge of the business.
Patrol business was then brought up
and several pamphlets were donat
ed to the troop.
After playing a few games the
The Bob White has a ne\v mem
ber, Carroll Hood, who makes it a
standard patrol, they having eight
members. The Crow and Pine Tree
patrols have 7 members and the
Several scouts are working on
teste seeking higher rank. Some
have tests already passed off and
signed ready for the court of honor.
We < troop 2* want to extend our
! many thanks to the dry cleaning
Co., for dry cleaning out National
flag free of charge
FRED M. SIMMONS. Scribe
Bel wood Stout News.
We have changed our regular
meetings from Thursday to Friday
night of every week.
It was a provtlege for us to meet
troop No. 1 of Polkville in a field
meet and camp array on our
grounds. The score was as follows:
Running broad jump, Belwood
first. Polkvilje second.
Running high jump, score tied.
If you thought “The
was a good shove , . .
wait until you see
The Navy's Big I'arade
NEXT MONDAY AND
. Standing high Jump, Belwood
first, Polkville second
Standing broad jump, Belwood
first, Polkville second.
200 yard dasli, Polkville first
Tent pitching, Polkville first,
Fire by friction Polkville 1st,
First aid bandages, Belwood first,
Belwood won by lour first pieces
to Polkville three. The afternoon
was enjoyed by all and we hope to
return the meet about December 1.
We urge that all members be pres
ent Friday night of each week. The
Wolf patrol will entertain the troop
with some peppy games.. The
Hound patrol will have charge Fri
day night November 27, 1931.
WAYNE CARPENTER. Scribe.
Advertising Is worth trying, Mr
Merchant, even if you have doubts
Talking about hard times is al
right if you talk lightly and keep
If you want a big crowd to at
tend your meetings, feed em and
feed ’em free.
If you want to know whether
there is a depression or not, try to
HOME OWNED STORES
ie ^ \%
... and Quality-Service Stores provide
thousands of Southern housewives with
the opportunity to practice thrift... with
convenience and comfort.
For... added to the marked Economy in Pnce offered by these stores are
those conveniences of Serv ice . . . which go tar toward making the QSS
store an ideal place to trade!
CAKE FLOUR PKG.
It makes lighter,
keeps them fresh
Carolina Made Flour 24-lb bag 80c
oiuxrys fluffy and
CAN __ ™TT
Carnation 3 Tall or6 nr
Evaporated Small Cans ZiOC
1 POUNDS__ 25c
U. S. NO. 1 IRISH
10 POUNDS _20c
DOZEN __ 20c
2 POUNDS __ 18c
Eagle Corn Meal 10-lb. bag 20c
CORN FLAKES - 2 Pkg*.15c
PICKLES - 32-oz. Jar . . . 25c
TEA - | Lb. Can.. 25c
VINEGAR - Gallon.59c
PURE CIDER VINEGAR
Dixie Delicious Cake lb. 25c
MATCHES — 6 Boxes
BLUING — 3 large sticks ....
TOILET TISSUE - 3 Rolls
4 - 10c Pkgs.29c
PERFECT SUDS IN A HURRY
Dissolves thoroughly, makes dish
- M I - G E L -
2 Pk**- 15c
6 — 5c Pkgs.
SHELBY 11—20— 31
HOME OWNED STORES