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The Cleveland Star
SHELBY, N. C.
MONDAY — WEDNESDAY — FRIDAY
THE STAR PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC.
By Mall, per year...... $3.50
By Carrier, per year -_..._..._____ $3.00
LEE B. WEATHERS-- President and Editor
S. ERNEST HOEY --.......-... Secretary and Foreman
RENN DRUM -—------News Editor
L. E. DAIL ---... Advertising Manager
Entered as second class matter January 1, 1905, at the post
office at Shelby, North Carolina, under the Act of Conjjms.
March 3, 1879.
We wish to call your attention to the fact that It is and has
been our custom to charge five cents per lute tor resolutions of
respect, cards of thanks and pbituary notices, after one death
notice has been published. This will be strictly adhered to.
MONDAY, DEC. 7, 3931
The High Point rabbit which attacked a grown nian
and a woman may serve as a warning to prospective Christ
mas merrymakers who are not particular enough about the
kind of hooch they imbibe.
Have you prepared yet to help make Christmas a little
brighter for some of those who are out of work, are willing
to Work, and have no means of being sure of their food much
less trinket'll and gifts of luxury?
Members of the English royal family are mere humans.
The Prince of Wales has a slight chest cold Hand Queen Mary,
the Associated Press informs, has a head cold. Its. just
th^t season of the year. Kingif and clowns must snuffle.
* A well known scientist Bays plumpness in women has
always attracted men and adds the prediction that it will
♦gain be fashionable to be fat—or almost fat. And what
pleasing news that will be for those who found it difficult
to be otherwise.
t A man out in Milwaukee would like to be president if
it Wouldn’t cost him anything. Where has that man been
living? Doesn’t he know that in this American democracy
a campaign for small county offices are very expensive, if
you expect to win, not to mention the bigger jobs?
MAKING A GOOD START
ENGINEERS CONNECTED with the State Highway De
■ partment will, they think now, complete the Cleveland
county end of the survey for the proposed rebuilt highway
between Shelby by Christmas. That will be news for some
of the skeptics who doubted if the new road would ever be
built. After the first of the year the survey in Rutherford
and McDowell counties will be made. But what will please
more people than anything else connected with the an
nouncement is the news that the two- grade crossings just
west of Shelby—one on this side of the pump station and
the other near Dover mill—will in all likelihood be eliminat
ed. They should be. Enough people have been injured or
killed there, and in the course of years others will be. So,
in Jmilding the new road, what argument can there be for
not* eliminating these tw'o danger spots?
A DUKE ANNIVERSARY
WHEN ALUMNI OF DUKE university and old Trinity from
Rutherford and Cleveland* counties gather in Shelby
night of this week it will be more than just an alumni re
union. On December 11, 1924 the Duke endowment was
created and alumni gatherings in at least 50 places will
celebrate the seventh anniversary of that act. It is
something deserving of celebration. In just seven years
.» there has been a remarkable change at the educational in
stitution at Durham. Still not complete, the handsome
buildings on the new Duke campus are far more stately and
impressive than could have been imagined just seven short
years ago when the indenture trust announcement was made.
Those who haven’t seen the new quadrangle and constantly
changing contour of the big university have missed a real
spectacle. Such a remarkable stride forward has been made
aince 1924 that it is tempting to let the imagination run wild
in picturing the size and value of the Duke yet to lie.
JUST WASTING TIME—AND MONEY
NEWS FROM WASHINGTON has it that Senator J. W.
Bailey of North Carolina was permitted to take the
oath of office in Washington today, the contest of his elec
tion by his defeated opponent, George AI. Pritchard, being
temporarily sidetracked. The contest may be "brought up
later, alter the Senate session gets off on its grind, for word
has already been passed about that more expense mpney
will lie requested,to continue the investigation. In that re
port some may sense what they will consider the Ethiopian
in the coal-pile. Mr. Bailey defeated Mr. Pritchard by 113,
000 votes. With nothing more than the defeated candidate
had upon which to base his contest of the outcome, it has all
along seemed a foolish move to us; and our idea would be
to drop it now that the contest has been temporarily passed
up. A majority of that magnitude assures that the final
result was a landslide of public sentiment and not the after
math of irregularities. But committees have already been
given expense funds with which to work, and as long ips
other funds are put up by the government, which means
that it comes -from the taxpayers, and so long as there is
hope of getting more, the fruitless contest will lie continued.
Mr. Pritchard says he will not abandon it.
WHAT OF THE FARMER?
THERE IS ONE THING certain, says th« Tarboro South
emir, and that is that “farmers cannot and will not
riu4 tobacco next year for a price below the cost of pro
duction.” Continuing: the Eastern Carolina paper says:
The tobacco farmers have in their hands the real
, r-medy not only by cutting their next year’s crop or by
not p’rvtfttg on acre of tobacco. Everybody knows tjm
the tobacco farmers are mad and greatly dissatisfied
with the present low prices now prevailing and no one
now knows what will be the outcome of the present situ
ation. When a farmer can not live on the present prices
of tobacco then why should he continue to plant it, is a
question that is now uppermost in the minds of all who
live in the tobacco belts.
Insert the word “cotton” where The Southerner speaks
of “tobacco" and the same thought will apply to this and
[other cotton-growing sections. Certainly the remedy is in
[the hands of the farmer. The sensible farmer is not going
'to plant something with the advance knowledge that he \fill
[lose money. What farmer will swap horses or trade land
when he knows beforehand that he will come out at the short
end? No law has been passed or will be passed to keep a
man from trading stock or land when he knows he will lose?
No such law is necessary. Then where is the wisdom of
legislating against cotton? Common-sense in this instance,
as it has always been, is far more valuable to the farmer
than a legislatve program.
WHAT OF YOUR HOME TOWN? i
IT ISN'T LIKELY that there is a person in Shelby who is ■
not a Shelby booster, one who does not believe in the 1
city and does not desire to see it continue growing and pros- '
perous. Look at it, then from this angle: the athletic fan ,
would do nothing whatever to weaken or lessen the chances
of his favorite team. Generally speaking we will all say the ■
same thing about our home town. But do we practice it?
We ridicule those who purchase cotton substitutes instead
of cotton and thus keep the noses of our cotton farmers to
the grindstone. But what about our home-town business,
our merchants, dealers, and professional men? For the
town to succeed for us to succeed, they must be successful
also, ami to be successful they must have business. Every
thing being equal, why not give the business to the home
town man? The trade-at-home slogan is in the air again.
It should be just now for in the holiday season the business
world has its best business. Thanks to modern progress,
j modern methods of distribution and sale it is possible to
purchase almost anything in Shelby for the same price as I
in metropolitan centers. TThen, pray, why not patronize the
Shelby man? Some criticise others for going out of town
for say clothin, turn rigid around themselves and go away
to see a specialist or for certain material. Sauce for the
goose should be sauce for the gander. It is a matter of pull
ing together. The Gastonia Gazette, discussing the same
topic, offers this pertinent comment:
The pot can't call the kettle black in this trading
at-home business. It is all mixed up. Merchants bewail |
the fact that people go to Charlotte to buy clothes, fur
niture, jewelry, electric fixtures, women’s wear, etc.,
etc. Building material men and contractors point out I
that out of town firms get the jobs for brick, lumber
and materials and often the contractor himself is an out ,
of town man, and .yet there is none who is absolutely
blameless. The doctors say they feel it, too. Too much
business going to other hospitals and specialists, right '
from the families who complain about other folks not
trading at home. Then, the doctors retaliate by doing
their buying elsewhere.
We were told yesterday of one incident in which
j three or four trades people, including a doctor, contrac
tor, two or three merchants, and supply dealer were in
volved. Everybody lost some business, everybody ad- ;
mitted buying something elsewher^ or trading else
where, yet all were blaming the other man for not stick
ing to Gastonia.
Think it'over. It is not only an appeal to help your
fellow citizen who may be in business of some type, but it
means much to your city and in that way to you. Shelby is
a big Christmas shopping center for sections of counties ad
joining Cleveland. Those out-of-the-county shoppers find
what they are looking for here. So can you, if you'll look.
Nearly everyone can recall, at some time or another, dis
playing an article purchased elsewhere only to have the|
other person say, “Yes, I saw So-and-So with one just like it. ;
She (or he) bought it in Shelby.”
Sowing Kiel* By Plane.
The Wall Street JournAt.
Sowing rice by airplane has tw
come as established practice In Cal
ifornia. It was tried out last year on
a certain section near Sacramento
and proved so successful that last
spring It was carried out extensive
ly there and throughout the Sacra
mento Valley. Seeding by airplane
is as thorough as it is fast. The air
planes are fitted with hoppers that
hold 550 pounds of rice. The pilot;
go up to heights of 75 to 200 feet,
depending upon wind conditions.
They then open the hoppers and
seed a strip of ground 32 feet wide
tin each trip. Men on the ground
line bp the strips with flags to in
sure accurate flying. Each field -a
sown twice lengthways and cross
ways. as a guarantee against miss
ing any part of it.
Don’t Come To
U» For Cheap
L'ause We Do The Best
At Lowest Prices—But
Not Cheap Work.
All Work Guaranteed.
Mothers, send your
children to us for hair
cuts. Also come your- i
Come once and you’ll
GIVE US A TRIAL
IS ALL WE ASK.
(Under Union Trust Uo.
H»vlng qualified at administrator o.'
tha estate of Kemper Kendall, deceased
late of Cleveland county. North Carolina,
this la to notify all persons haring claims
against the said estate of said deceased
to exhibit them at his office on or oe
fore the 1th day of December. 1932. of
this notice will be pleaded In bar of their
lecovery; all persons Indebted to said es
tate will pleaaa make Immediate pavment
This 7th day of December. 1931.
A. PITT BEAM. Administrator 01
Estate of Kemper Kendall, ide
ccaaedl. « Deo 7.
Leads Hunger Band *
'V. . mu*.
l. W. Mills, who has organized the
<ew York unemployed for a “hun
ter march" to Washington. He
dans to follow the example of the
obless in other cities and make the
rip in trucks. Contingents from
nany Eastern States will meet ai
he national capital to stage a
nonster demonstration against pres
Woman May Again
Be Plump, Stylish
Phoenix, Arlz.—Women may agaii
secnine both plump and fashion —
tble, according to Dr. Alexius M.l
Forster, of Colorado Springs.
He told the annual convention otj
he Medical and Surgical associa- j
ion of the southwest that “plump-j
aess In women always has attract-1
Any attempt to Interfere wi'ii
nature's normal arrangements are
loomed to failure. Consequently th“
iooner women are willing to per
nit nature tt> follow its normal
:ourse the sooner they will beiiefi*.
turn their intelligent acquiescence ’
Greatly Reduced Round
| Trip Fares for the XMAS i
ONE FARE PLUS L3
FARE FOR THE ROUND
Round trip fates from Shel
by, N. C. to some of the j
Washington. I). C. $20,711 j
Richmond, Yu. _ $10.11
Norfolk. Yu. __ __ $10.28
Charlottesville. Va. $15.31
Lvnchbufg. Va. $12.42
Winston-Salem. N. C. Sfi.5."
Raleigh. N. C. _ $10.8$
Durham. N. C. _ S0.7( ,
Greensboro, N. C. — $7.(><i '
High Point, N. C. — $6.34 |
Asheville, N. C. —$4.52 |
Charlotte. N. C. $2,55 J
Atlanta. Ga. S10.94
Birmingham. Ala. $18.01
Round trip tickets on ."ale to
all points in Southeastern Stat
es, Dee. 16tli to 25tli inclusive,
final limit midnight Jan. 6 193.1 j
Ask Ticket Agents about
XMAS HOLIDAY tickets to ,
points In the East. North. South
west and West, on same basis of
For further information and
sleeping car reservations call on
Southern Railway agents or ad
R. H. GRAHAM.
Division Passenger Agent.
Southern Railway Passenger Sta.
Charlotte, N. C.
IN SHELBY WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9
| AT SEABOARD STATION
j Young Turkeys .. ..... 20 cents
} Old Toms ..... 15 cents
| Turkeys will likely go down in price
after Christmas — Sell Now.
j AUSTELL, President.
\ R. W. SHOFFNER, Farm Agent
From Merchant Tax
Raleigh, Dec. 5.—Gasoline is ex
nipt irom the provisions of the
iew merchant*/ license tax. the
itate department of revenue an<i
attorney General ‘Dennis G. Brum
nitt ruled today.
Tile ruling says it was believe ]
hat the legislature "intended" tv
■xempt gasoline ns a gross sales las
of six cents per gallon is levied on *
the commodity. Also, the license I
tax could not apply to stations di
rectly controlled by manufacturers
of gasoline as articles mixed, blend
ed by the reporting taxpayer rre j
Lubricating oils, greases and ker- ’
j csene, however, are not, generally
exempted, the ruling says. When
sold direct by producers, however,
(hey would not be subject to the
To Get Same Pay
Manchester, Eng.—The central
committee of the Cotton Spinni rs
and Manufacturers’ association de
cided last week not to disturb ex
isting wage agreements in Lancas
hire by giving 30 days’ notice to tlte
workers, and it was believed that
the danger of a struggle was remov
| Is The Place To Buy
I To Make Real Savings On
I Furniture Of Character
We have never seen the like in our
our lives.! We neve r thought we
would live to see the furniture from
world famous manufacturers selling
for a song. But we have the truth . ..
marked in plain figures on every
piece of furniture in our large store"
Low PRICE Is Our Song . . . and
quality furnicure and furnishings
are at the back of our reputation for
giving MOST PER DOLLAR—on '
Living Room Suites, Bedroom Suites,
Dining Room Suites, Ranges and
Stoves. Mattresses, Kitchen Furni
ture, Chairs, Tables, Rugs and Odd
Gift Pieces are all to be found here
in this grand array of bargains.
EVERYTHING IS MARKED SO
LOW YOU WILL THINK WE
MADE SOMF MISTAKE IN
I OUR FIGURING
But take our word for what we say
about LOW PRICES arid GOOD
furniture. We have both to back up
every word we’ve said in this adver
tisement. Honest, you can get more
here for a little money than you have
been in the habit of getting . . or ever
exoected to get... any where.
IF YOU THINK WE ARE
TALKING THROUGH OUR HATS
•Just come and find out for yourself.
Come to Best’s For Value, Come to
Best’s for Quality Furnishings for
COME TO BEST’S FOR CHRIST
H -for gilts that you will be proud to
If v'1 ANYBODY, it even costs you
J ~ss this year to give give gifts that
% ire REAL gifts because our prices
I vave taken a sudden spelt in the jaw.
• .cake us prove every word w^’ye
1 ;? id in this advertisement.
John M. Best Furniture Co.
SOUTH LaFAYETTE STREET