May 9, 1934
Cliffside, May 9 — Oddities: My typewriter fingers are itching to write Betty Crocker that “I eat bread every day, too ” … John Dillinger is the latest joke around town… Obe Padgett, who assists Dr. John C. Mills at the local drug store, has a complete set of Shakespeare’s plays… Our conversation frequently runs on this subject… I enjoyed the radio recital of that 15-year-old pianist last Sunday afternoon…He played “Leibestraum” and “Orientale”. the others I forget… And Andy Love wanted to step on Spud Crawford’s white shoes Sunday afternoon “so they’ll look like mine”… They decided finally to have them cleaned… Myles Haynes joins the throng who has said to me: “What a big foot you have there, grandpa”… No joking, it’s only an eleven….Too, I hear that Harry Lee Robertson has made some remark about: the wide foot of one B. B. Goode… But it is O. K. Goode, you have the width and I have the length… From classical music to big feet that will do… Thank you and you. (Three bows).
Dottie Hamrick and Curtis Beddingfield are known as “the dance team” of Forest City, so says a recent letter from an interested reader of this column. The letter says that these two youthfuls graduated in the high school class of 1933 and that they have worked on their team dancing for a time. The writer of the letter mentions that this team has practiced the tango, The Bolero and The Fraternity Stomp. I am not an authority on such matters, but I do say that for your efforts, to meet success is my wish.
The well-known (by Ben Bernie) Mr. Walter Winchell of New York, New Yawk, recently did an entire column on the subject of the correct manner to serve the store liquors and wines. Mr. Winchell, however, says that all of them taste like vinegar to him… I would say that Mr. Winchell” has been around.”
Jiggs’ Shop is a meeting-up spot for the young at Forest City. In organizing their trips to near-by dances of the season in Hendersonville and Charlotte, the boys invariably hit Jiggs’ spot before taking off… Many of the boys, so says Jiggs, will make Charlotte for the Hal Kemp “Queen’s Ball.” as we exchanged comments on the event last Sunday.
Jack Ulman’s stage show, at the Carolina, in Charlotte three days of last week, was up to par. Frank Lee, comedian, impersonator of Joe Penner and Jimmy Durante and Groucho Marx, will go up in vaudeville…. The young lady who did the song, “That’s When I give In” with Broadway Vanities at the Romina, was with the Jack Ulman show in Charlotte Saturday… Broadway Vanities is scheduled for a return engagement at the Romina tomorrow… And more congratulations to the management of the stage entertainment at the Romina; the people of this section will appreciate your efforts.
A tribute to a good fellow: He rather likes work; he never avoids it. He helps his fellows here in Cliffside. He is milk inspector and water works supervisor for this town—Jack Blanton. Jack Blanton, in the boxing ring, made himself a reputation as the squarestshooter ever to climb through the ropes. I believe he is the cleanest man who has slipped his hand into the mittens of the boxing business. With Jack on a recent Charlotte trip, I noticed the enthusiasm of the boys who have worked with him: they asked many questions. With his former associates, Blanton remains very popular. Jack’s work in the community now is commendable. Or, simply, Jack: You are O. K.