Gardner Spoke Truth
<w O Saunders in EUaabcth Cit
Governor O. Max Gardner em
ploys beautiful language in ar.oui
ir Thanksgiving Proclamation "Let
us make this Thanksgiving a fes
tival of friendliness and be grate
ftit that the best of our manhood
vet remains. he says. To quote
"There i- tun reason for being
thankful. There is solid ground
under our fort. It is simply bc
'ause our own heads reel that we
think an earthquake has shahen
as. Brothciiness, forth in manly
honor and the pirlt of helpfulness
ire older than the stock exchange
>r the cotton marker,
"We have .marvelous harvests:
tire chemistry of soil ha been our
vnd maiden and we have the rich
' . of earth and :ea and sky. what
•' e lost in money we have gained
.n social consciousness.
"Tf we have lost money let us t»
‘hankful that we have gained fra
ternity: that we have households
and neighbors and congregations
“All years, however hard in the
-\perience which they carry are
annals of IdetSedness. In this world
’ ere is no irremediable loss."
‘ In this world there is no irrem
edial loss.’’ Max Gardner never
aid a truer thing in his life. Am
erica was sorely in need of just this
'i-a of dire depression to awaken its
■ ocial consc:ousne"s. Tlie enjoy
ment of ease and luxuries makes
is hard and callous and indiffer
;nt to our social responsibilities and
obligations: human distress and
offering are the most refining in
iuenres affecting our lives The
f orking classes and the under
privileged generally are due to re
vive great gains from readjust
ment that must follow the shaking
Am and unsettling of the fortunes
of the privileged in this lone drawn
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Around Our TOWN
By BENIN DUI M,
ROMANCE AND MYSTERY
IN “PENNY AOS”
You re likely to stumble up on romantic mystery almost anywhere
magine finding an intriguing little personal message in the want ads
It joure a careful reader of The Star penny column, perhaps you notic
Anyway, almost a month ago there came to The Star's advertising!
department an unsigned letter from a woman in Georgia—young or o.d
we do not Know. Enclosed was 50 cents in stamps and an "a” to insert'
in the paper. Here’s the ad:
No, 1 am not hurting myself at work, but you didn't mean
it that way. May I hope to see you again soon, ME."
Doesn't that give you a fit? Wonder who she <ME» is, and to wht.ml
she was addressing her message? What did it mean, and why didn't
she write a letter? Oh, well, go on and puzzle over it for yourself; it's
too much of a mystery for us, <
Little incidents tand maybe not so little) of the past that well
—The tenseness that gripped uptown Shelby on the New Year's
night that the City Hall was stormed by hundreds as a protest against
the firecracker ban. f
—Tlie tears trickling down the cheeks of an aged minister on the
morning after the election of 1928 when North Carolina slid into the
Tile feeling of relief in barely avoiding a night airplane ride over
Shelby with an aviator, G. S„ who was pretty well in his cups and han
kering to do stunts,
—Tire thrill that tame when Fred Beam and "Big Six” Caldwell
blocked a punt and Steve Furches dived over on his head for the touch
down that enabled Shelby to beat a mighty Charlotte grid eleven six
years—or was it seven?—ago.
—Clyde Hoey's low-voiced eulogy at Judge Jim Webbs funeral
—■The fried country ham that the late George Scordas served at
the Central cafe.
—The first championship victory of Pete Webb, then a fieckle
iaced caddy, at Sedgefield,
—John R. Dover's extemporaneous speeches.
The pall of gloom that settled over Shelby on the misty morn'ng
i of the building crash.
—Fred Wagners faith in the football prowess of Georgia Tech.
—Governor Gardner’s tribute to Uncle Charlie Blanton at the ban
: quet the Kiwanfc club gave Shelby"* first governor.
—The first attempt to guess why a baby is Crying—and the dlscoveiy.
j BRAIN TEASERS
If -the S. P. U. buys the Shelby light plant, this corner intends .to
j demand a weekly bonus—maybe free lights—for causing any number of
Shelby people to sit up nights and burn lights while untangling pictl
names. We hope the sweet young things don't feel hurt, but there s
more up-and-at-’eir. interest in this jumbled name contest than in the
most-beautiful-girl voting. Maybe it's because married men can un
knot muved-up names with less danger than they can publicly nominate
frisky damsels. The only kick to the pled name teasers cofies from
husbands whose wives worry1 them for hours to name folks whose name
might equal the jumbles.
Ray Brown, the red-headed youngster who plays end on the Shelby
iootball team and guard on the basketball quint, grabbed Wednesday ?
paper Just after school was out and figured out the pied names in a
few minutes. Mrs. A. G. Craiyford and Bob Elam checked in correct
answers just after the high school athlete, solving the jumble at 3
o'clock and sending along word that "These were too easy; make some
real tangletype." Before we forget it Wednesday’s easy trio panned out
in this manner:
No • hop on these with both fed
Ail three of them are in some form of bu_i t,u near the
square. That's enough tip, for all are well kn 9 937 of
Shelby's 10.701 peopfe.
SHELBY SHORTS: '
Henry Byers, the Shelby boy who look an at. uise anil pilot
ed "crates” about the Charlotte airport, looks a lot like Lindy.
From Hard Guy: "If you don’t stop that fool pied name business,
you're going td cause a lot of stenogs to lose their jobs. They waste
enough time with rouge and lip-stick without puzzling over those things
on the boss’ time. ’ Oh. yeah!.For the last day or so it has been
easy to walk about Shelby and figure out just who came from the farm
When the air got brisk and a little chilly they started talking about it
feeing "hawg-kiliin time” .... New sausage, livermush, souse, liver
tongue, ribs and backbone. A great season of the year .... The first
snow last year, remember it? Came on December 16 and was a whopper
, ... If it isn’t one thing,-it’s two others. Drat it! Just as Christmas
gets dangerously close along comes the reminder that on the 15th Char
lie Eskridge will be ready to sell you a new auto tag—and you better have
i. on by January 1 . , . ! It’s the season of the year that people star^
using radiator alcohol—in the radiators . . ... Birds are this scarce here
abouts this year: A friend took a Shelby hunter out to where tic just
knew there were thi'ee coveys; they found three birds .... There is a
second crop of pears on the pear tree at the rear of The Star and the
| Courtvirw hotel where Pete O'Shields set up his tree-sitting record
Bad. weather days the court house is filled with spectators for the cour
| iy-court sessions. It’s warm in there and there is no admission charge
... And on the cold days have you noticed how the colored fellows
gang up and lean against the V.’arren street wall of the First National
bank and take advantage of every ray of sunshine? ... TUSdis the
week, too, that the old-fashioned fellows get out and get in their Ion:
underwear ..... Bet you two bits Johnny Branch makes a touchdown
in that charity game tomorrow at Durham .... S long.
Mulls Chapel News
Of Late Interest
Mulls Chapel. Dec. t.—The B. Y.
P. U. members were entertained
Saturday night with a social at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Hord.
Many interesting games were play
ed after which the guests were in
vited to dining room where cakes
and fruits were served.
We had several weddings in our
community as follows: Mr. Charlie
Queen and Miss Irene Thrift; Mr.
David Revels and Miss Roberta
Rlnehardt and Mr. John Bowllvey
and Miss Essie Towery. We wish
by were the guests of Miss I illic
Mae Eddings Sunday.
Misses Ruby and Mattie Sue
these three couples a long and suc
Miss Novella White of Shelby
spent the week end with her par
ents Mr. and Mrs. Jake White.
Mrs. J. Peter Hoyle and daughter
Bentha, spent Sunday with Mr and
Mrs. John Turner.
Misses Novella, Bessie and Hattie
White were the Sunday afternoon
guests of Miss Pearl Turner.
Mrs. C. I.. Wallace of Ross Grove
visited friends in the community
Miss Annie Causbv ns near SheJ
Murphy were Sunday guests of lit
tle Misses Mtldied and Mary Lou
Mr and Mrs. O. C Word and two
little sons Odell and Calvin spent
Sunday afternoon with Mr and
Mrs, P M. Hord and family ol near
Mr. and Mrs. N. G Sell of Pat
terson Springs visited Mr. and Mrs
J. B. Wlight of Mulls Chapel.
Mrs. Johnson Hord and Clifton j
Helms have returned home from aj
trip to Mobile. Ala
Mr, Doras and Miss Mtttie Conner i
had as their Sunday afternoon!
guests Mr. Jesse Hord and Miss Al- j
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This Will Make
Hie News and Courier publishes
this ’•anonymous" communication, I
It is not diflicult to understand ]
that the situation depicted is of
mch general application it might
have been written by any one ol i
great number of our own friends
and acquaintances. And it is not to
the discredit of our friends and
acquaintances, but as it reveals
conditions that have seized Indivi
duals of the type the world over. If
thfre be those who do not under
timid, perhaps „v.u i. .
be hull 1 rutu Wit 'eiuhflg ut Uns
i oiuimmtrution, may provoke
hrough leading to n bit of light :
'nie News and Courier coricavond ,
“Somewhat late m life i tear- j
ried, my four girls and boys are
now "arriving at maturity, and t
um old enough to remember tie
eighteen nineties. You have said, il
believe, that It was ten times hard-:
er to gel hold of a dollar In those;
days than it tt now'and you any
that the east of living’ Is back to I
pie-war times. You do and vou do.
do not know what you are talking
about It's r11 in the point of view
Yes, I can buy a bale of cotton
now at the price it would have cost
me In 18!>tJ I suppose, or a bushel
of wheat, a barrel of flour, but I
am not m the market for bales,
bushels, or barrels of anything I
do not buy gasoline by the barn I
l buy it at an elegant filling sta
tion where f receive the attention
usually accorded a grand duke —and
no more and no better than do the
lowliest, of my friends if they hav
the price ot a Rallon or two I pay
for it the attention, so do they.
I was independent thirty years
ago. I had amassed $25,000 ami was
making $2,500 a year at least. I
made a good deal more Inter, arm
ten years ago I counted myself rich
I still have property. My Income ts
about $5,000 a year- it seems yester
day that I would have regarded ii
princely. Four years-ago it was $8.
000. and at one time it was (for a
year or two) $15,000
My boy in college and my girl
need as much as when my income
double what it is umi what i ,
more to the point, they get it. Peo
ple have got to live. That is whv l
am spending $3,000 a year ot my
'capital' nowadays. If I did not buy
a car occasionally, who would? You
say that the negroes arc picking
cotton for thirty-five cents* a hun
dred pounds. You don't expect nie
and my wife and children to live
like a nigger,’ do you?
"It would not be hard for me so:
resume my way of living in 1900 i
When a Ihanksglvlng turkey gob
bler cast a dollar and a half. T ■
think I could accommodate mvselt
to hard times as Jacob and hist
boys did when the famine struck!
Canaan—but can you accommo-1
date yourself to the accommoda
tions that your boys and girl* deen
their right*—not their 'God-given
rights,' for they are not thinking
much about God: what they want u
their rights. God or no God My
boys are not sons of Jacob, and the
Idea of famine is as far nwny from
them as Jacob Is.
My cousins, in another state,
from which I came, think of me a1
a rich man I have letters from
them telling me how poor they arc
and that the exjienses when one
had the baby were 300. They
live in villages, some of them on
farms. They are very poor and fall
ing behind, and as rich as l am and
don't guess it..
"Yes, if the people would, as you
say, 'face the music,‘ get down to
bed rock agatn, aw imp and work,
as they once did, they would be all
right. They don't They have ntit
any notion of doing that. They
don't know what you mean. They
don't understand the language h
is Greek to them.
"And speaking ot Greek, you'
have more than hinted that for
eigners, Italians, Greeks, all sorts
of •aliens, will own this Southern
country. I think so. If a man with
$5,000 and children about grown
can't live on It, his children should
in a few years work for the 'aliens'
and be thankful to them, for other
wise they might perish. I am that
man, by the way. And my name Is
Anonymous 1 am ashamed of my
Aged Deer With A
Club Foot Killed
Spruce Pine. A large deer, with
a club foot and showing signs of
advanced age, was killed by Halph
Young in the Crabtree community
a few days ago, according to a re
port received here The buck, an
unusually large one, U believed to
be one which has been roaming the
woods in that section for years, the
track being identical to one seen
by hunters many times in the past.
Young killed the deer with a shot
gun while standing In a clearing on
Dexter Cox’s land.
Pwwpl and Practice,
Football coach (to players)—And
remember that football devel
ops Individuality, Initiative and lead
ershtp. Now get in here and do ex
actly as I tell you.—Life.
Both wets and dry* report some
Never Too Lale!
nainrr youimul appearing Rich
ard Denny, of Noblesvllle, Ind., who
gave hi* age a* 05 and said he had
been married seven times, after he
walked Into the office of the coun
ty clerk and asked for a license to
wed Mrs. America Moody, just 10
years his Junior. Denny Is believed
to be a record-holder In Indiana
for taking out a marriage license
at his age.
Mistress—Weren't you surprised to
to see that your master was able to
write your name on the dust on
Maid—Yes, mum, but I was-more
surprise to see that he’s spelled tt
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