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Release Snakes In
, Birmingham Theatres
theater managers would welcome a
Saint Patrick. Meanwhile, they're
depending on the police
Twice, within the past, -ew days,
snakes have( been released in mo
tion picture establishments here.
Near panics resulted. Wednesday
night Chief M. E, McDu'i, of the
Birmingham police bureau oi iden
tification announced arrest of Em
mett Wilson, of Gadsden. Ala., in
Wilson, Clnet McDufX said, con
fessed turning over to Birmingham
motion picture operators 16 snakes
similar to those released in the
tiicaters. He had ordered them
from Texas, he said.
A charge of conspiracy to boycott
b. intimidation in restraint of law
ful trade was lodged against Wilson
and authorities said they expected
to make other ai rests shortly The
snake incidents followed recent
bombings of theaters of the same
*liain which had formerly been in
controversy with organized motion
DR. S. F. PARKER |
- PHYSICIAN -
Office Phones f>4 and No. 2
Residence Phone I2H-J
- Cotton Buyer -
Rowland H. Ouzts
SHELBY. N. C.
DR. D. M. MORRISON
SHELBY. N. C.
Eth Examined, Glasses Fitted
Have Your Eyes Examined
DRS. H. D. & R. L.
Office Over Paul Webb &
Son’s Drug Store.
r .. " "I
^ivii Engineer And
Farm Surveys. Sub-divis
ions, P.'ats and General
• Phone 417 -
* FOR OVER *
let* tKen of High
MltUONSOF POUNDS USED
BV OUR GOVERNMENT
... ...v ••••>■. rtitt: ta>: •
Around Our TOWN
j By RENN DRUM.
I WHEN A DRV GOES WET;
AND A GIRL, AT THAT
SeM'.-a! years ago » Shelby business man stopped two Cleveland j
| county Cltlzens 011 th‘‘ street here and said: "Mr. Green, T want you t
| meet Mr Black ’ And Green and Black shook hands. Names, at times |
i are odd that way. F'r'tnstance:
Over in county court last week they tried a young girl, Johnnie Dry 1
; 'vas name, tor public drunkenness.
And the court had to decide whether or not Johnnie was Dry
1 .SHELBY MAN HAS NEVER 1
| HEARD A TALKIE (
W. A. Pendleton, the music man. has been in business up around or j
! on the court square in Shelby between 20 and 30 years. Twelve or 13
| years ago he operated a moving picture show—the Grand, remember it ? I
j Now that the prelude has been delivered we'll relate this surprising bit!
jot news: Mr. Pendleton hasn't seen a moving picture show since ht-j
j operated the old Grand, and, although the talkies have been In Shelby!
j for three or four years, he hasn't ever heard the chinema. t Apologies j
■ to Walty Winchell who transformed cinema 'silent pictures! to chinema !
I when they turned into talkies). >
| YES, THEY WILL; - }
! SO THEY WILL
The best editorial wisecrack of Iasi week appeared m The Raleigh
News and Observer. Maybe it was written by Uncle Jo Daniels, or per
haps by Prank Smethhurst. Anyway, here it Is:
"There la gossip that Paris predicts women will wear cot
tons next year. If Fashion decrees tt, the ‘dear rimmin will
wear anything or next to nothing,”
' Naughy, but true!
YOU’VE SEEN ONE
OF RIPLEY’S FREAKS
Perhaps you hadn't noticed it but you and you and you (all the
yotis who took in the recent Cleveland coutny fair) have seen at least
one of Bob Ripley's believe-it-or-nots.
T’other day he carried a picture of Alpine, “the famous Florida fat
j lady, who weighs 132 pounds but has no double chin." The plump little
! Sirlie, remember, was one of the biggest and how! attractions with the
j Show that played the fair.
The initials of Mr, Baker over at the Wright-Baker store, N. La
Fayette street, are S. O. B. ..!■*. . . , When you look over the uptown
court square Christmas displays, take the kiddies around to the S. P. U
salesroom on N. Morgan street and let them see the nifty Christmas
window there—ol* Santa cornin’ down the chimney and all that . . It's
getting close; farmers are in town selling holly trees. Wonder if mis
tletoe is necessary anypiore? .... There are not so many turkeys on
Cleveland county farms this year, informs R. W. Shoffner, county agent
.R. U. Mor. the most undependable, fib-tellin’ news reporter in
Shelby, had another man dead last week who is very much alive.
A sign of the times: Poker games that were once operated here on the
scale of a dollar-opener and a two-dollar bet are now running, off anil
on, oa a nickel-dime basis . . . . piightly belated best wishes to Mrs. Eliza
Webb who celebrated her 90th birthday last week. If she would tell us
all she remembers of the youthful escapades of some of the dignified
old fellows, and elderly ladies of present-day Shelby, what a reader in
terest we could develop, for one day, at least . Ss-s-ssh! We’ve heard
that some of those already famous wine-bricks may get into Shelby
ahead of Saint Nick . . . From B. H. DeP., now in New York, comes a
copy of The Sun with a roto photo of the All-American football eleven
Thanks. And it was pleasing to note that "Tobo Jerry” Dalrymple wss
One of the two players receivlhg the most votes . . . .What a long stretch
01 nothing to compare with football until the grid season opens ne\t
fall ... . . "Why didn’t you name all the articles on the Jolley display
window clothes-line? Bet you" couldn't,” says a reader . . Righto 1 Noi
without blushing .... A-man and a girl meet once each wee», at least
on or about the court square and talk things over .... Maybe more’n
6ne couple. But whose business it is? ... . Had you noticed that the
date of every Monday this month is divisible by seven? Not that f>
matters *. . ..."Wild Bill,” one of the well known figures about, town
formerly a follower of the circus, has solved his own unemployment’ prob
lem by buying goobers wholesale, parching them; and selling, the hot
penders along the streets a nickel a bag. Can’t keep a fellow like that]
down . . . Jay Dee Bll is doing;a good job o£ heading the ctuiriiv work,
But he could use some more money.
YEP, EVEN HOMER
NODDED ONCE, Y'KNOW Q
One telephone call after another and a few personal call-downs:
“You made an error yourself in those pled names Friday- So we did,!
but do you remember- that old story about why they put an eraser on
one end of a pencil* we all make them at times. But the three names
I Friday appear to have attracted more interest than any of the others
5J> remarkable how readers like to untangle a puzzle. Said one
; Shelby man: “I wish you'd stop those things. Of course I don’t have to:
bother with them, but usually I glance at them Just to be glancing, and :
before I know it there I am working like heck til I solve them." And t
said a Shelby lady: “You've done more than Hoover's unemploymentJ
commission and all those other commissions .and relief boards: you've
got everybody in Shelby at work,—on those tangietype names."
Mrs. R. T. was one of the first to report on Friday's names. She got
two of them pretty quick, thank you, but “who in the world could the
other one be unless it is Ebeltoft, and I don’t know- his first name.” But,
somehow, it was surprising how many knew the first given name of the
bookst/ic sage to be Theodore. And then Elizabeth Dellinger untangled!
them in rapid order, as did Mrs. J. S., John Campbell, the-cotton buyei
and numerous others. Here is Friday’s list tangled and untangled
Whoops! Aren’t w*e having a big time?
Now, take the kinks out of these: 4
Two of them were once in the same type of business in Shelby and
| both are still in business here but not the same type of business; and
| the other is the name of a well known Shelby woman.
If they’re so easy, send in some pied names Of your own—but with
: the aftiwer. We'll let the other* figure on them, not us.
5,000 HOMES RECEIVE THE STAR
Every Other Day. That Means 20,000 in
tense Readers. If you have something to
sell, tell these 20,000 people about it in
Has America a l\ew Film 'Streetheart'?
* * * * * * * * *
Or Is It Still True.to Mary Pickford, Despite Her Absence from Screen?
Poll of Male Movie Fans Fails to Reveal Successor to Title
of “America’s Sweetheart.”
Chables Farrell ar.ei Jawet Gavmorl
in»t tne mil* movie tin i> still strong lor the innocent, unsophisticated type of womanhood, despite tha
hard-boiled age in which we live, i* evidenced by a recent, poll taken among mala lane in an andeavor to
name a successor to Mary Pickford a* ‘'America'* Sweetheart.” Though tho Bennatt aietera, Jean and
Conatance, ware prominently mentioned for their beauty and talent, thair meat rabid aupportara confeaaed
that they were hardly tho type to fill the roveted role From out of the great conatellation of contain
porary atara, Janet Gaynor emerges gs the one who approachea Miaa Pick ford in point of appeal. In
her work with Charles Farrell, Janet won millions o f admirers, not only hy her talent, but hy her un
doubted appeal to the protective instinct latent in the mala of the species. Neat in line te Miss Gayner
is charming Loretta Young, whose air of sweet simplicity also awakens the sympathies of the meat cynical
and hard-boiled fan. But the old guard, devoted followers of the one end only Mery, vehemently insist
that she still bolds the affectionate title which she won when she played hayec with human hearts hy the
very power of naivetey, aided by her babyish ringlete.
Three Results Of
Victory At Kings
iRnumlnt the irrin of article*
pertaining to early history of this
section, written for The Star by tV
F. White, Cleveland County his
Ah 1 have not made any recent
contributions to your paper. I shall
now be glad to continue my series
of historical articles. Since I old
not finish my story about the bat
tle of Kings Mountain, I shall at
this time give the four main re
sults of that immortal combat.
In the first place the American
victory at Kings Mountain eauseu
the Tories, especially In the south,
to cease their activities In behalf
of the British. Before this battle,
the Tories had been very enthus
iastic for the English cause, and in
this state alone they had fought
heroically at Moore's Creek Bridge
and Ramseur's Mill prior to the
fight at Kings Mountain. But after
the sweeping Whig victory at the
latter place the Tories, with some
Individual exceptions, seem to have
despaired of British success, and to
have left the English to continue
the struggle alone for the subjuga
tion of America.
A second result of this battle was
the revival of the morale of th<s
Southern patriots. Ttipe and agalr.
they had suffered defeat after the
enemy had transferred the war in
to the South, following the Battle*
of Saratoga. They had lost at Sav
annah, Charleston. Waxhaw arc!
Camden, and everything seemed to
indicate that the rebellion In
America would be successfully pul
down. But suddenly the tide turn
ed. The heroic mountain men it
the South, inspired by lofty Ideals
' " " d '
of liberty, rote up In their mlgnt,
killed Ferguson and destroyed his
army, and began a series of bril
liant military achievements that
ended at Yorktown a year later. In
fact,$hc British never won another
great victory during the American
Revolution after the Battle of Kings
And still another result ot this
famous battle was the cheer it
brought to the patriots of the north
The last big fight in that aectiun
of the country had ended In failure
for the Americans at the Settle of
Monmouth, because General Char
les Lee treacherously betrayed
Washington and foiled his plans to
capture Clinton’s srmy. Further
more, the whole north was full ot
gloom st that time on account ot
the^ recent treason of Benedict Ar
nold. a leading commander In the
American army. It has been said bv
a prominent historian that his go
ing to the enemy caused more des
pair among the patriots of the nort h
than did the big British victory st
Camden among the whlgs of the
south. But when the gallant people
of the north heard of what 'the
mountain men of the south had ac
complished at Kings Mountain they
were elated with Joy and the whole
country was filled with enthusiasm.
As Thomas Jeffersoft truly said "It
was the Joyful turning of the tld:'
Finally, the American victory *t
Kings Mountain had a demoralis
ing effect upon the British. De
serted by the majority of the torles,
they now had to rely upon them
selves to defeat the victorious Am? -
leans, whose enthusiasm for the;,
cause was then almost boundlos...
Though Cornwallis won a technical
victory at Guilford Court House,
hts army was so badly crippled in
this battle that he soon retraUr!
from that section of North Can *
Una and surrendered at Yorktowv
seven months afterwards
It is my intention now to writ
'some articles about Colonel B?"
Jamin Cleveland and other Xlr>:.
Mountain heroes. t
/LIKE the way you put it up to us
smokers to judge your cigarette by ab
solutely real things like mildness and bet
ter taste. Sounds like good common sensei '
• • •
Fair enough! That’s all Chesterfield wants.'
That’s all Chesterfield could ask for and
does ask for—a trial.
“Promises fill no sack.” After all, it’s what
you get out of a smoke that counts. And what
you get out of Chesterfield, or anything else
for that matter, depends on what goes in.
Better tobaccos don’t grow than the tobaccos
that go into Chesterfield. Ripe. Sweet. Aged
and cured for two years under the watchful
care of expert chemists.
Better cigarette paper can’t be bought. Taste
less. Odorless. Pure!
Sanitary factories. Cleanliness in every
step of the process. A purer cigarette than
Chesterfield can’t be made.
And the package! Absolutely moisture
proof. Sealed tight—yet the simplest thing in
the world to opep. And attractive to look at.
They’re milder—they taste better—they’re
pure — They Satisfy !