Lincoln ton Basketball Outfits Play
Shrlby Boy* And Girl*. Ellrn
The boy* and girl* basketball
tram* of Shrlby high will havr
a prrfrrt record at stake this
evening when they meet two
strong Uncointon high rage
outfits In the tin ran here.
In three double-bill engagements
so far the Shelby teams have emer
Both teams were considerably re
built to start the season and win
ning form was not anticipated In
either the boys quint or the girls
aextet until Coaches Morris and
Falls had more time to test out
their material and work out good
combinations. But both teams hop
ped sight off in speedy fashion and
have maintained a rapid pace for
a trio of contests. The Lincolnton
teams, however, are always good In
the cage game and this year both
the boys and girls outfits are re
ported as being, up to their cus
tomary Standard. The Shelby eag
er* may or may not maintain their
--a a-a - i .
Vomonrow, Thursday, night the
Hood-coached quint from Ellenbovo
comes hire to play the Shelby boys.
Hood Whfle at Lattimore built some
ei Hie finest high school teams In
the stale and developed some of
the best players Hi eage history
hereabouts, One of his products.
WvgQ Weathers, although only a
soph, h counted upon as the main
rfwwptfiooter at Carolina this sea
son. Which means that any Hood
team win give the Shelby quint a fit
—*iey always do.
Woman It Dead
ftathesfordton, Dec. M.-Mn. Let
tttte Carpenter, wife of the late J.
C. Carpenter, died this morning at
her home here at 4 o'clock after
an extended illness. She hoe been
blind and a sjjut-in for the past six
years. She was 85 Tears of age and
is survived by three sons. S. A. Car
penter, Newberry, S. C.; Joseph C.
Carpenter, Columbia. 8. C.; C. J,
Carpenter, Rutherfcirdton; and one
daughter. Miss Estelle Carpenter,
Jute Twine Gelt
No doubt more tt»ar> one Hick
ory resident has given some little
thought to the competition between
cotton and Jute, as brought home
to us a fesv days ago when a Hick
ory manufacturer who offered to
supply art ton twine to the postof
ftoe department at ten cents per
pound was underbid by a New Eng
land Jute twine manufacturer who
Md eight and one-half cents per
Vbat fed* amounted to 1,900.000
paunch fBv the earning six months
delivery, and It had been announc
ed a few weeks ago that the gov
ernment intended to favor cotton
with tbs business because of the
•erloai surplus situation
Wow fee thing that has perhaps
pewolatsd to the consciousness of
most of us, h that Jute seems to he
one import Which is still on the tree
Met, It takes a fine tooth comb to
find anything that Is on the free
list hi these days of the Smoot -
Hawley tariff wall. And to think
that when we do find a product
Chat comes into this country duty
free It happens to be one that is in
direct competition with King Cot
ton has been Jockeyed by our New
Democratic South. That seems to
be quit# a coincidence, indeed.
But to follow through this jute
proposition farther, we find that It
la used by New England mills who
have enjoyed this government busi
ness for years. That Is another
itrange ‘’coincidence” For if we re
sell, the tariff wall has always been
used to function for the protection
and development of the New Eng
lang labor and mills. Thus, we find
that the tariff “racket'' works “in
-everse” for them as well as "in
ligh,” for when a commodity is
in the free list it is for the benefit
if New England twine manufactur
es of perhaps burlap mills, who
:ould not otherwise compete suc
cessfully against the south if the
jeneral tariff rules by which they
play the "protective" game, were
The Statesville Daily, which com
ments on the discriminatory posi
tion in which cotton has been
Jockeyed by our New England com
petitors, has the following solution
to offer which is quite pertinent:
There is a better way out thar.
asking the government to pay more
for something it can get for less
(imply to give business to favored
ones. The Democrats expect to con
trol the house of congress. Seeing
that Democrats are mostly a south
ern product, even as cotton it
teems reasonable that they would
wish to do something for cotton
Instead of passing a law requiring
the poMOffice department to use
To Aid Needy
A tram of crack biukrlbaS
stars who played at Piedmont
and Ij»ttlmore in bygone days
will play again Saturday night
with the hope of helping needy
The game will he played on
the Piedmont court, beginning
at 7:30, and the Piedmont quint
will furnish the opposition to
the All-Stars. Among the old
stars who will perform are Jim
Harris, Junior Daggerhart, Car
roll Beam, and Hal Cornwell.
The admission charge will hr
small but all who attend mar
contribute something and the
full proceed will go to chlMrer
In school at Piedmont who dc
not have enough to eat and
wear, and to others who are no)
in school because they have
nothing to wear.
Double Victory For
Polkville Hi Cagers
Boys And Oirls Play Double Header
At Piedmont. Girls Have Six
• Special to The Star.)
In a fierce contest on the Pied
mont court Friday evening, the
Polkville cage teams edged a double
victory over on the Fallston stars.
The Polkville boys and girls were
not playing their usual games, yet
occasional flashes of their true
form saved the victories for them
Fallston. an the contrary, exhibited
even better playing titan In their
previous games with Polkville.
In the girls games the undefeat
ed Polkville sextet won by the nar
row margin of 20-19. The playing
was fast, but numerous fouls were
made on both sides. For Polkville.
Gold again led the individual scor
ing with 12 points to her credit;
Captain Greene followed with seven
points, and Whisnant contributed
the remaining one point. For Fall
ston, teonhardt led with 16 points,
and Yoder shot the remaining four.
It was a hard fought game, and on
the whole, the Polkville forwards
with Hunt, Mode, Mauney and
Beam doing snappy floorwork as
guards during the game, again up
held their reputation as one of the
strongest teams in the county.
The Polkville boys revealed excep
tional talent, but, well-matched by
the Fallston quint, barely defeated
their opponent by a score of 23-21
It was the flashy work of E. Blan
ton. acting captain, and Covington
that put Polkville in the lead dur
ing the latter part of the game
Blanton shot 17 points and inci
dentally giving a splendid exhibi
tion of his skill In long shots, Giigg
came through with four points for
his team, and Covington scored the
remaining two points. Green and
Beam put up a stiff defensive game
while Palmer. G. Blanton and Dal
ton who had done commendable
work in previous games again made
a brilliant showing During the
fame. A. Fortenbury, one of the
Fallston players suffered a severe
fail and had to be taken from the
The victories over Fallston mark
ed the sixth win of the girls' sex
tet, while the boys' team now has
stacked up three wins and one tie.
Tin* genius of a certain Arkan
sas editor showed itself recently
when he printed the following news
item in the local columns of his
"Miss Beiuah Blank, a Batesvllle
belle of twenty summers, is visiting
her twin brother, age 32”
cotton string exclusively in the pos
tal service, it would be in keeping
with the common practice to h’ist
the tariff duty on jute to an ex
tent that would make it impossi
ble to import the Jute and manu
facture twine and other things in
competition with cotton. For gen
erations jute has been used to wrap
the ootton bales Here of late the
cotton people have reached the
idea that cotton can be wrapped 1n
cloth made of cotton. The latter
has been much used this season
and looks much neater than the
raveled jute. Presumably the goods
made of cotton answer for bale
wrapping as well as the Jute.
Instead of having to beg that
cotton be used for this and that,
the better way would be to make it
impossible, when practical, to use
anything else. Since we don’t grow
jute and do grow much cotton it is
reasonable that the preference
should be given to the home pro
duct rather than to the pauper pro
duct coming from abroad. That is
the direct w'av to go about it. So
long as jute can be brought into
this country and manufactured to
successfully compete with cotton for
such uses as mentioned, the cotton
folks are in ratlver bad case in de
manding that they be given a spe
cial preference at public expense
seeing that the jut* manufactur
ers have some claims as a home
industry .even if their material is
Just Ten Years
i From The Star or Friday, Decem
ber 16. 1921.1
Sheriff Logan says he is not a
third through collecting this year's
taxes. To date he has collected be
tween 80 and 85 thousand dollars,
but the total amount to be col
lected for all purposes is about
Deputy Ed Dixon and others cap
tured a large still in No. 11 town
ship on Monday of this week. The
still was located near a point
known as Red Spur and between
600 and 800 gallons of beer were j
| Messrs. W, A. Pendleton of Shel
by and A. L. Sain who has been In
the piano business in Morganton,
have opened up a large music shop
jin Charlotte. Both are successful
| music dealers, having been in the
[business for 20 years. Mr. Pendleton
of course continues his Shelby store
and will devote most of his time
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. B Smith ex
cept to leave shortly for her former
home in Virginia to spend the!
Christmas holidays with her rela
tives. Mr. Smith has charge of The
Star’s Job department.
At the Monday night’* meeting
of the board of aldermen two ordl
uaces were passed, authorizing two
bond Issues, one in the sum of j
$300,000 and one in the sum of $35,- J
000. These bond issues are for pub
lic Improvements, the $300,000 to
pay for the blthulithlc paving on
the principal streets, the work to
be done sometime In the spring of
At a joint meeting of the board |
of aldermen and school board a
few days ago, Mr. Dick Gurley was
added to the faculty of the Shelby
public schools to teach four periods
a day in civics and commercial
geography and give athletic train
ing to the students of the gram
mar grades and high school. Mr.
Gurley was the popular coach of
the Shelby baseball team last sum
mer and the high school foothall
team tide fall.
No. 9 road bonds to the a-mount
of $50,000 were sold Tuesday of this
week by the county commissioners
upon condition that the bond buy
ers attorney rules that it will not
be necessary to re-advertise them.
Mr J. Matt London of Fallston
who suffered a stroke of paralysis
ten days ago is in an extreme con
dition and reports from his bedside
are that it is only a matter of «.
Supt. of school 1. C. Griffin in
his monthly report completed yes
terday, find there are 1076 enrolled
In the white and colored schools of
Shelby. In the white schools there
are 350 in primary, 287 In grammar
and 240 in high school departments.
In the colored schools 168 in pri
mary and 31 In grammar grades.
New Prospect News
Of Current Week
(Special to The Star.*
Dec. 15.—Despite the rainy
weather we had a very good crowd
at Sunday school last 8unday
morning. We are hoping to see a
better attendance in the next year
than this, especially from the
teachers. We are always glad to
have a large number of visitors and
extend a most cordial imitation to
everybody. We have Sunday school
at two o’clock on the first Sunday
in every month and at 10 o’cIock
every’ Sunday following. Preaching
services are held on first Sunday
at 3 o'clock and on the third Sun
day at 11 o’clock.
The many friends of Miss Mar
garet Hord will be glad to learn
that she is improving.
Thieves do not seem to care for
rainy weather. They entered Mr
and Mrs. Albert White's chicken
house last Sunday night and made j
their escape with all the chickens
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dellinger
recently moved to their farm near
Waco. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson from
Mt. Sinai community now occupy
his house in this section. Mr. and
Mrs. Lee Dellinger formerly of
Rockdale section recently moved on
the farm of Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Mrs. Margaret Anthony of Lin
coln county spent several days last
week with Mr. and Mrs. A. L. How
Mies Vangie McSwain spent the
week-end with Miss Emma Sellers
Mrs. Margaret Patterson recent
ly moved from this community tc
her home in South Carolina.
Miss Cora Martin visited Miss
Vangie McSwain last Thursday aft
Mr. W. X. Sperling has had a new
barn erected where one was burned
some time ago and other buildings
[are now being replaced.
BUTCH OF NEWS
Missionary Society Meet*. Party
Returns From Florida.
(Special to The Star.)
Zion, Dec. 15.—The Woman's Mis
sionary society met in its regular
monthly meeting after Sunday
school Sunday and an interesting
program was rendered.
Messrs. John Cornwell, Hal and
Glenn Cornwell returned last week
from Sanford, Fla
Mr. C. C. Duncan of Caroleen vis
ited at the home of Mr. Bert Mode
over the week end.
Mrs, Harlan Owens is visiting her
parents in Cliffslde
Mr. Randolph Martin has return
ed from a two weeks, visit with Dr.
and Mrs. A. B. Wood of Maxton.
Miss Ruby Irvin of Waco spent
the week end with home folks.
Miss Minnie Gold spent Sunday
with her sister Mrs. Latham Wilson
Mrs, T. P. CabaniSi, was the din
ner guest Saturday of Misses Geor
gie and Kansas Caban iss of Shelby.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hamrick
visited Mrs. J. M. Wilson Sunday.
Messrs. M. W. Martin. Randolph
Martin- and Joe Z. Blanton visited
in Cliffside last Friday.
Mrs. Yates Brooks is spending
some time with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. T. P, Cabantss.
Mrs. Tom Cabaniss Jr., visited her
mother Mrs. Plato Gettys of Hollis,
over the week end.
Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Hamrick
has moved from our community
near Lattlmore. We regret very
much these good people leaving the
Mrs. C. R. Spangler and little
daughter Oolda of Double Shoals
Visited Mrs Spangler's parents last
Miss Lela Hobbs of Erwin; Term.
is visiting friends and relatives In
Mr. and Mrs. Pleas Cabaniss vis
ited Miss Bessie DePriest of New
Mrs. George Cabaniee and daugh
ter Patsy, Is visiting her parents Mr.
and Mrs. Delfoe Walker In the New
For Hard Times
The following which appeared in
the Progressive Farmer a number
of years ago has been handed to
The Star to pass along for present
"Substitute combread for cake,
sweet potatoes for mayonnaise, sor
phum for maple syrup, milk for co
coa, truth for lies, honesty for in
stallment buying, cotton step-ins
for silk pajamas,. Walking sticks for
Fords, preacher's salary for gaso
line, cooking for card parties, Sab
bath school for picture shows, Gra
ham bread for flapjacks, dry clean
ing for new suits, common sense
for recklessness, punctuality for
tardiness, economy for thriftless
ness, decency for immorality, and
your own wife for your neighbor’s
wife. Try this on your graphophone.
Clubs Have Funds
Atlanta.—Figures on Christmas
Savings club deposits made public
here by Herbert F. Rawlls, presi
dent of the National Organization
of Savings clubs, show Tennessee
leading six southern states with
Georgia reported $3,300,000 Ala
bama $3,900,000; North Carolina $2,
800,000 ; 8outh Carolina $2,400,000
and Florida $1,000,000.
Thieves Must Have
A Taste For Cake
Fayetteville.—Thieves who enter
ed a grocery store here during the
night either were preparing for
Christmas or loved cake.
Only the following articles were
stolen: six cocoanut cakes six fruit
cakes, three devilsfood cakes, six
chocolate cakes and three marble
A gift ot Mi>ler-Jon#s foorweer is appre
ciated by everyone, it will compliment
your-good taste by giving style, comfort
end long *eer to tit* receiver.
For Boys and Girls
Shouts of jov and smile* of satisfaction
■will qroe- you when your son or datiqhto'
finds a pair, of Miifer-Jones shoes unde
the Christmas tree.
According to Stie
99c - *222
ii or i e cy f
Lovely silk hosiery of
sheer chiffon or ser.
ice weight . . . eil
the new shodes. hi
e gift folder.
. . with clocks, ... of wool, Kale
soirels or all- or rayon . . .
over ciejigns. plaia or fancy.
5 pci. $1 3 pci. $1
IOYS' ANO GIRLS'
Golf socks with fancy stockings
clear, bright pat- in smart, new
. . a 91ft of comfort Hist evaryone anjoys.
M«sr, colorful, cory j+ytej to >vit **• mo«t
For Men 49c to $ 1.99
For Ladies . . . 39c to $ 1.49
For Boys ...... 49c to 89c
% For Children . . 39c to 69c
LAST1C OVERS —
MEN’S .. 98c
I BOYS’ & YOITHS’ 89c
< MISSES’ AND
Of tee or guometai faqiw
rubber . . . styled to fit perfect^
... for high or cuboe heels.
TALON FASTENER .. $1.98
106 S. LaFayette Street, Shelby, N. C.
Toluca And Knob
Kaymnn Lackey Marries Mbs Sain. I
Mr. Sain Home From Hos
Toluca, Dec. 14.—Mux Mittie Sain
and Mr. Raymon Lackey have re
cently announced their wedding.
They motored to Gaffney, S, C.,
about two months ago and were
quietly married. The bride is the
daughter of Mrs. J. A. Sain and
the groom Is the son of Mr. and j
Mrs. Rufus Lackey of near Toluca
The many friends of Mr. A. A.
Sain will be glad to know that he
returned home from the Shelby
hospital on last Friday greatly im
Mrs. J. M. Carpenter is improv
ing nicely in the Shelby hospital.
Mrs. Alice Sain was carried to
the Rutherfordton hospital on last
Wednesday where she took another
radium treatment for a cancer on
Miss Hazel Yarboro spent Sunday
p. m., with her cousin Miss Ruth
Mr. B. N Dellinger of Belwood
spent last Tuesday night with Thax
Rev. A. F. Shelton of Fallston
was a dinner guest on' Sunday of
Mr. and Mrs. P. A Boyles,
Little Miss Sarah Jane Mosely
of Belwood spent last Tuesday night
with little Miss Janice Boyles.
Mr. Philip Carpenter of Fallston
spent last week at the home of his
son Mr and Mrs. Arthur Carpen
Miss Ruth Costner spent last
Saturday night at the. home of her
sister Mr. and Mis. Owen Seagle.
Mrs. Jessie Lackey of Lincoln
county spent last Thursday at the
home of her brother Mr. and Mrs.
M. S. Boyles.
Misses Ima Carpenter, Selma
Propst and Greek Norman are mo
toring to Boiling Springs junior col
lege each Saturday for 18 Saturdays
to make up two hours work they
failed to get while in school there.
Miss Ilene Bingham has accept
ed a position^each Saturday with
Woolworth's fWe and ten cent store
Mrs. W. A. Sain visited Mr. A A.
Sain on last Friday afternoon.
Mr. Ellis Hartman is leaving the
farm of T. C. Ledford and is moving
his family near Bridgewater.
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Warlick spent
last Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. D.
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Sain . sr»t
last Tuesday at the home of their
(laughter Mr. and Mrs. Odus Nor
man of Belwood.
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PREVAILING AT OUR SALES.
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WEAR , GLOVES, HOSIERY.
HANDKERCHIEF^ and TOILET
SUITS, TOP COATS. SHIRTS.
TIES, BATH ROBES, BELTS,
KNIVES, S H A V I N G SETS.
BOOTS, SHOES and HOSIERY.
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make THE wmfrT,HAT WILL
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OF THE FAM^ MEMBER
low costs. AT vEfiV
CHESTS AND M EL' CEDAR
items. d many OTHER
SHELBY - LAWNDALE
offer for the Hr|
Also, the foHowing i
for Christmas Gift^
and many other sat
Be sux-e to visit
Greatest Vovelty I
Old Santa is now wit
evening! For your
venience our entire ,s
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