Seventy Two Killed
In State In November
Raleigh.-—Seventy two persons rrt>
death in automobile accidents
North Carolina, during Novi mb
according to thn bureau of vi‘
statistics of the state board of
health issued here.
Suicide contributed the ne.v. Sare
est. number of violent deaths, 32
persons taking their ow.i itves dur
ing the month. Homieidr3 came
next with 24 fatalities
Wouldn't Miss Fid.
“My husband is away much of
the time I want a parrot tor com
pany. Does this one use rough lan
"Lady, with this bird in the house
you'd never miss your husband.”
COTTON BOt GIIT ON
CALL Oft FINED
ROWLAND H. OUTZ, (
SHELBY. N. C.
Mo tliers! to
reduce your fam
use the Vick Plan
for Better “Coil
trol-of-Colds” i n
your Home. F-tf
Old at 40?
Beware Kidney Acidity
Jf you f'el old Mild run-dew n from
Oeulnn l/i> Ntghla, Backache. l.'k
Tame, Siiffueaa, Nervouvneas. Circles
under Eyas. Headaches, Burning and
Xuadder Weakness, caused bv Kid
boy Acidity, I want you to quit auf
ferlnjr riirht now. Coma In and get
what X think ia tlie greatest med
icineX havo ever found. It often,!
fives big; improvement In i\ lion raj*
Just ask me for Oyatex fSlaa-tei), i
It a only 7T.e and I guarantee it to
cnlekly combat these conditions and I
satisfy completely, or return empty!
pack age and get your money buck.
SIHTI.E S DRUG STOKE.
To All Points on the
AH points in the Southeast
Southwest and Western
Tickets on sale Dec. 16
RETURN LIMIT JAN. 6.
To Points North o f i
Washington. Tickets o n
Sale Dec. 22 to 24.
RETURN LIMIT JAN. 5.
For Information See
H. E. PLEASANTS. D.P.A
Raleigh, N. C.
Phone 2700 or 270
505 Odd Fellows Building
Air Line Railway
Greatly Reduced Round
Trip Fares for the XMAS
ONE FARE PLUS 1-3
FARE FOR THE ROUND
Round trip fares from Shel
by, N. C. to some of the
Washington. vTcTI $20.71!
Norfolk, Va. $19.28
Charlottesville, Va. $15.31
Winston-Salem, N. C. $6.5"
Raleigh, N. C. _§10.88
Durham, N. C. __$9.71
Greensboro, N. C._$7.06
High Point. N. C._$6.34
Asheville, N. C._$4.52
Charlotte. N. C. .... .$2.55
Atlanta, Ga. ..$10.91
Birmingham, Ala. $18.94
Round trip tickets on ale to ,
all points in Southeastern Stat
es, Dec. 16th to 25th Inclusive,
final limit midnight Jan. 6 1932 :
Ask Ticket Agents about '
XMAS HOLIDAY tickets to
points In the East, North, South
west and West, on same basis oi
For further Information and
sleeping car reservations call on
Southern RaUway agents or ad
R. H. GRAHAM,
Division Passenger Agent,
Southern Railway Passenger St*.
Charlotte. V C.
Around Our TOWN
liy HKNN DltliM.
■ SPOOKS OP SLAIN
(PEOPLE LINGER ON?
Are you superstitious, ami do you believe in gliosu and mysterious
A news story this week from Mauch Chunk, Pa., about the "death
: hand" that kept re-appcarlng reminds that there Is a similar omen .of j
i superstition near Shelby to trouble those who believe In the superne- i
A., you motor into Rutherford ton—as most people In tills section
know-and make the turn front Highway 20 Into a Rutherfordton buri
ness street, you puss by the wall of an old brick building. On that wall
i., a dim yet discernible white spot which when studied closely resembles
the outline of a woman's body. The building was once used, many
tear.-, ago, a a Jail. On the side of the building where the outlined
figure may be seen, as the story Is told, a woman was hanged. Before
the noose tightened about her neck she again declared her innocence
of murder and vowed that a reminder of her wpuld linger on through
the years to haunt those who took her life and their children and chil
dren's children. At last account the spooky spot ort the wall was still
there. Figure It out to your own liking.
But getting back to the Pennsylvania story; Sixty-seven years ago
n man was led lo the gallows In the Jail there. He kept repeating that
he was innocent of the crime. And as he was being taken along the
corridor he reached down and slapped his hand on the dust-covered
floor and then slapped a dusty handprint high on the wall of the cor
ridor. "That is the handprint of an innocent man,’’ he shrieked. "It
can never be washed away.” It never was. It was still there last week
despite the passing of many years and tjte fact that It had been white
washed over time and time aguin. It always came back. But it Isn’t
there now, or wasn't at last report, The jailer got tired of showing the
handprint to curious people and last week he took a knife find cut out
the plaster where the handprint was and put new planter in the excava
tion. But among the superstitious Dutch people of Pennsylvania there
are those who believe the handprint will come back on the new plaster.
\\T will just wait and see—these spook yarns being related to deter
mine if there is as much reader interest in spooky mystery stories as
the sale of the mystery magalnzes indicate.
Just below Shelby, in the Zoar-Sharon section, lives a lady who
has a fan that Is 200 years old. How much will be antique-hunters give
lor the tip? .... Gideon Pjpice, the man who maintains the beautiful
flower garden at Lattlmsre^a real show-place when the flowers bloom
in the spring—has 30,000 tulips In the ground this year, more than ever
before .... Calendars haven’t been coming in so fast this year, had you
noticed? .... Congratulations are offered C. A. Morrison and Son, Shel
by contractors, who do not seem to be bothered by the depression. Their
latest Job is building a postoffice at Elizabethtown, Tenn. That's where
Hoover made his famous Southern speech, y’know .... So-called bot
tled-ln-bond Isn’t selling so well about Shelby this year. Hard times
have taken business back to the South Mountain boys .... A young
Shelby man who once played that lie was a mute while on a date with
a new girl now has a ret of false teeth that fits over Tils regular molars
And what a face? .... Had you noticed that It has rained every Thurs
day in December? . And maybe the sweet young things who have
matrimonal ambitions will appreciate the reminder that 1932 is Lean
Year- Give It a thought; maybe you'll not be spry enough to do much
leaping time another one comes along.'
WAY BACK WHEN HE-MEN
SPANKED THEIR WIVES
A copy of another interesting old newspaper has been loaned this
corner by Fix'd Baber. It Is an issue of The Kings Mountain Reformer
oi Sept. 17, 1890. J. W. Brown was proprietor and H. P. Allison, editor.
Among other things the old paper reminds that times have, been
hard before Cotton was selling for around seven and eight cents, but
the mills were closing down In Kings Mountain or running part time.
There were three political parties in the county then. D. J. Hamrick
was chairman of the Populists, J. B. Fortune of the Republicans, and
J T. Gardner of the Democrats.
An item reproduced from The Cleveland Star informed that the en
terprising Stamey brothers of Fallston had secured liermisslon from the
county commissioners and were stringing a telephone line from Shelby
to their place of business Telephones in the mral sections were scarce
ir. those days.
And an item from The Aurora proves that customs have changed
with the passing of 35 years. A Shelby man was arrested for spanking
his wife with a fire shovel, but the good soul forgave him and he was
The good old days. What?
HERE'S ONE. YOU
E. R. Gamble, The Stars Kings Mountain correspondent, says: "The
readers ot your column seem to be pretty good at solving puzzles and
problems. I have one. a real one, I wish they d help me work out. Under
my house is a 30-foot dry well. The only entrance to it is a small hole
a foot or to square. The family cat fell into the well some time ago. is
still alive and can't get out. How am I going to get’her out without
moving the house?"
He has already tried sending down a box with, food in it, but the cat
will not get in the bOx.
THEY STILL UNTANGLE
i THEM—AND HOW!
A pied name doesn't stay pied very long in Shelby. The leading
experts in untangling the tangletype teasers in this corner are now going
about it In a systematic manner. Three evenings each week, so we'-.c
been informed, they get the city directory or the telephone directory and
the dictionary and then pick up The Star and go to work unjumbling
the jumbled names. Once they work out a surname they use the direc
tory to find given names that might fit the tangled letters remaining
Ralph Short, one of the spry messengers at the Western Union of
fice, chimed in first with Wednesday's teasers. Mrs. Roger Laughrldg i
was another who straightened the names out. The last name in the
list of five, however, proved a stumbling block to many. Several calls
came in giving the correct solutions for the four other names but ad
mitted the last one wouldn't worn with anyone they knew. The reason
was, we supper.'’, that they did not know,Dr. B. B. Matthews given name
;«»: “Brunson Burns." The names Jumbled and unjumble folio” :
MEW-CAT-PULL: Will Metcalf.
AL-ETOP-YER-RHR: Ralph Royster
VERNON-THAY-LIO: Oliver Anthony.
ICE-REP-TBR: Bert Price.
SON-RUNS-WH.AT-TURN-BMB: limnsca Jft.iv Molthews.
Tune in on these and take the static ot:;:
In that group you might ftnd a prcfets’onal man in the city, a bust- j
ness man, or perhaps fellows who will sell you anything from gas to ]
ride on up to insurance for your wife she hr; pens to step, on the gas !
on a curve. One of the jumbles is the name of a veteran b’4tsiness mac;
who is perhaps better known by hU initials. "But vhy give it ell r.wa'yt1
(Develop your own bruin power or go nevt*, as the ease-may be. f .
A Letter 1 o The
Onr of till' most inlrrrstinj
letters ever written (7 the
“Around Our Town” column
came In today. It centers about
the first and mostly highly re
spected contributor the column
ever had—one of the whitest
men Shelby has ever known. It
speaks for itself, : nd does not,
we believe the average reader
will agree, say too much. Here
You've had a lot of things to *av'
about various folks in town recently
and I thought you might be inter
ested In this note about a man I
believe has jnore cold nerve thoy
any Individual in Cleveland cour.f.v,
especially since I know he's a friend
of yours as well as of mine.
That Is T. VV. Hamrick. Skinny
to be exact. He is In a shape thpt
would have long since made the
most of us curl up and quit but f
there Is any quitting about him nc
one has found it out.
I've known for years he’s hod
nerve. So much in fpet, that otic
time I seriously doubted* his judg
ment. And thl.; particular instant1
occurred several years ago, a con
siderable number wrhen I think
about it. An extremely foolish girl
had finally deckled she would take
an awful long chance and I put the
matter of the next move, the secur
ing of a diamond ring, up to Skio
ny. * To make matters worse I
wasn't even working and had maybe
a whole dime.
Htu to go on with the story. Aft
er the entire situation had been
thoroughly explained T. W. sug
gested maybe r selection had bet
ter be made and one was. Not un
til then was the matter of paying
lor it brought up. There • was no
question of a down payment for I
had none, so I rather hopefully
suggested a note or something of
that kind (I was and am woefully
ignorant of high finances). But
Skinny immediately and to my vat;*
surprise not only handed me the
ring encased in the customary box
but rather casually remarked “We
won't bother about a note. That’s a
lot of trouble. We’ll just, run it on
open account," And there was
neither intercs tnor carrying chary"
I'm sure you. as well as every
reader of The Star, will join me in
wishing'Skinny, if not a merry, a
very comfortable and pleasant
Christmas, a satisfactory Christ
mas, the sort of Christmas he is
“I have used Black
[ Draught. . . and have |
not found anything
that could take its
place. I take Black
Draught for bilious
ness. When I get bili
ous. I have a nervous
headache and a ner
vous. trembling feeling
that unfits me for my
work. After I take a
few doses of Black
Dr aught, I get all
right. When I begin
to get bilidus, I feel
tired and run-down,
and then the headache
and trembling. But
lieves all this."—h. o.
Rtmiria, Homervllte, Go.
For indigestion, con
1 like Caium,
ne-0 is tonic chouliTJ
Uged over 60 year* .
Of Current Week
Wariick Club Holds Interesting
.Meeting. Mrs. Couch in Hos
i Special to The Star.'
Belv.ood, Dec. 17.—The Wariick
club held their regular monthly
meeting at the home o! Mrs Theo
dore Wariick Friday afternoon at
2 o'clock, 14 members were pres
ent.. The following officers were
elected for the coming year: Mrs.
Decatur Wariick, president; Mrs. S.
A. Peeler, vice president; Mrs.
Lloyd Boggs, secretary; Mrs. B. P.
Peeler, reporter; Mrs. George Mar
tin mill Mrs. B. T. Wariick, leaders.
Mrs. H. D Hoyle, garden leader;
Mrs. J. P Boggs, landscape leader;
Mrs. L. W. Brackette and Mrs. O.
V. Wariick, community lenders. Mrs
Irma Wallace discussed three very
interesting Christmas menus. In
cluding dried apple fruit cake. The
next meeting will be held at the
home of Mrs. O. V. Wariick on
Mr. and Mrs. C. K. McMurry and
Mr. and Mrs. lee McMurry and
children were the dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Brackett oh
Messrs. S. A. and B P. Peeler
spent several days the past week in
Atlanta, Ga., on business,
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Smith and
son Mr. Howard, of Shelby, and
Mrs. Noah Hubbard, spent Sunday
afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Mack
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde . Dixon and
children visited her parents. Mr.
and Mrs. J. D. Houser of near Vale
Miss Madeline Porter spent sev
eral days the past week with Mr.
and Mrs. Thad Ford of Shelby.
Mr. Jake Fortenberry of Lawn
dale. was the dinner truest of his
brother, Mr. andeMrs. Bruce Forten
Mr. Mack Willis and sons of Lin
coln ton and Mr. and Mrs. Hcrshel
Elliott and children of Ban-Oak
community spent Sunday afternoon
with Mr. and Mrs. Will Wtllis.
Mr. and Mrs. Hoyle Costner of
Beams Mill spent Friday with her
parents,, Mr. and Mrs. Mack Smith.
Mr. C. E. Royster Jr., of Flay
pent the week end with his cous
in B. P. Peeler Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stamcy of
Polkville. spent Sunday afternoon
Odinary couch remedies do not
reach the conditions which cause
night' cougKttfg'teUt ThoxtriV, a doc
tor’s famotw prescription does. It
stops the cdUgh within a few min
utes and goes direct to the intern
al cause, preventing further trou
Taken before retiring Thokine ob
solutely prevents night, coughing. It
gives the same speedy relief for
sore throat too.-Safe for the whole
family—guaranteed no dope. Mon
ey back if no* satisfied. 35r.
Suttle’s Drug Store and all other
good Drug stores. ndvt.
with Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Peeler.
Mr. Rohe: t Stanley and brother,
Master Blanche, were the dinner
guests of Messrs Harry and Buddy
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stanley and
children of near Fullston were the
dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Hartman
and children of the PleRsaut Hill
community, .spent last. Tuesday
night with Mr. and Mrs. Will Wil
Misses Pearl Gantt Is spending
several days this week with her
sister Mrs. Lawrence Miller of Vale.
Miss Elva Richard ni Morganton.
spent 'several days the past week
with her parents Mr. and Mrs. C
Mrs. T. P. Deal who has been unite j
siek for sometime, is improving
Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Turner and j
son Master Buddy, visited Mr. and
Mrs. Lee Carpenter of near Casar
Mrs. M. L. Willis and children oi
Lincolnton R-l. visited her mother
Mrs. S. L, Gantt Friday afternoon.
Misses Annette and Mary Sue
Fortenberry spent Sunday afternoon
with Miss Ruth Richards, r
Mrs. Alvin Murry and children oi
near Monroe spent sev eral days the
past week with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. G. Richard.
Mrs. A. A. Lackey and son Mas- \
ter Austin Jr,, of Fallston, spent i
Monday with Mrs. B. P. Peeler.
Messrs Luther Houser and Sain
Sain motored to Mars Hill college
Friday^ Mr. Sain entered the decla- j
mat ion contest.
Mr. Zero Couch was carried to [
the Shelby hospital last week where!
he was given a blood transfusion. ,
Bandits Use Style
Of James Brothers
Kouchdale. Ind.—A gang using
the - ame tactics employed by m.
James boys came into this town 01
900 inhabitants early Wednesda;
and fobbed the Roachdale bank o'
$4,500 in cash and negotiable securi
To guard against outside mter
ruption, the gang cut telephone an*
telegraph cables. A switch in the
local power plant also \ as pulled
making it possible for Uie robbery
to be committed in dnrkne . The
robbers used three or four clones
of nitrogyclcrine In blasting . en
the bank vault.
Having looted the bank the rob
ber band departed, leaving no chic*
More Than A Gift
A Daily Companion
Pendleton’s Music Store
The Paragon Furniture Co.
Is Offering In Christmas Gifts
Before You Buy
A Store Full Of Common Sense Life
Long Gifts At 50 Cents On The
Dollar And Less
PICTURES - MIRRORS - SMOKING STANDS - NOVELTIES - TA
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AND MANY OTHER ITEMS.
COME AND SEE — WE’VE GOT JUST WHAT YOU WANT AND THINK
OF BUYING IT AT 50 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR OR LESS.
The Paragon Furniture Co.
SHELBY, N. C.