January 4, 1934
Cliffside, Jan. 1 — Dr. Zeno Wall, pastor of Central Baptist church in Shelby, spoke to me with: “How are you, son?” as we passed on the street there Sunday afternoon. Those four words meant much to me. I thought of years gone by when my dad sent me to the store of his dad, Uncle Sid Wall, to buy candy. The candy episode is of vague memory, but I am told that Uncle Sid always made the bag of candy full in good measure. I have heard Dr. Wall’s sermons a number of times and, to me his ability is admirable.
The following in no wise is an advertising intention, but is an obvious fact, as I see it. The managing personnel of Cliffside Mills consist of men to whom one can apply the labels: “great fellow” and “able business man.” You should not forget the things they have done for you. They are: Mr. Charles H. Haynes (President); Mr. Benj. N. Cone (Vice President); Mr. M. Hendrick (Secretary and General Manager), and Mr. George C. Shuford (Treasurer).
Ray Jackson, of The Ballenger Co. here, you know the fellow. It was a task requisite of patience but he came through. Jackson admits that he plays a piano—and the fact is he does so with accomplished ability.
Spudsey Crawford has a new pair of brown suede shoes–get along; get along!
Nimo Martini, Italian tenor, comes into his own. He has been accorded acclaim in New York because of his work in grand opera. In 1929, disappointed to find the Philadelphia Opera closed, he comes right back to success! The part of the happy-go-lucky duke in Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” being sung by him, brought the ladies to hysterics.
I am glad to see one presentation done to a Tar Heel in Washington. Our J. Will Pless of Marion has done it! You saw (I suppose) the news story. The instance was in the presenting of the jeweled key by the president of the Phi Delta Phi.
The hot-cha-est of the late tea-time-tunes is the bouncy melody, “You’re O. K.” Rush Padgett and Theron McDaniel are singing. “Old Spinning Wheel,” which is a new number.
One of the most modern young couples in this appendix of Rutherford county: Mr. and Mrs. Miles [Myles] Haynes.
Dr. Harry Lee Robertson: How am I doing?
The improvement along Wilkinson Blvd. is approved by this column. I note that the banks are being re-graded at a slant and with sodded grass being added. Much undergrowth has been removed. This development will bring many new homes in the next few months.
Forest City merchants were quoted last week in this paper as expecting better business in 1934—as well as feeling it right now. They are seriously saying the same thing in Charlotte which makes the horizon look good; with the bright sun of 1934 coming over the blue expanse of better business which is already experienced.
Gus Armheim and orchestra are now at the Beverly-Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, where they are playing an engagement. Movie celebrities gather here for a rhythm-riggle to the tune of Arnheim’s dance orchestra.