September 27, 1934
Cliffside, Sept. 26—Without the power of modern transportation man is a helpless individual. Of ground, water and air vehicles we take the air as being the most fascinating. The beauty of speed is better realized in flying. A high powered automobile and a fast speedboat are, of course, very interesting to us, yet the flying side is of more interest.
By flying, you may see your town as ??? you ??? never imagined. It gives you a new vision, a broader concept of your environment. You do not know your town until you have looked down on it from “over the side” of the fuselage of a modern airplane. There in a created map of men, animals and machinery; you see green fields, sparkling rivers, inky windings of asphalt roads and uniform layout of streets. And you can see this in a flash of an eye.
Last Sunday morning I heard so many good remarks about this fellow that I am given to dwelling for a moment on the subject. “The boys” stood around the local post office and passed their opinions. The fellow who won prominent mention in the discussion was Mr. M. Hendrick. One fellow said: “Mr. Hendrick is one of the best men we have in the county and I do not say it just because he is a Cliffside man.” These fellows were honest and sincere. Their remarks impressed me. This Cliffside man seems to grow in favor with his fellow man. In my opinion, here is a man who has the unusual ability of using “common sense” in often what might be termed precarious positions??? . He is a popular man in the community. His kindliness, cordiality and “regular fellow” attitude are things that won those remarks for him last Sunday by his fellows of this village. May we offer congratulations to a man of such a type.
This and that: Otis Jolley is the town’s well- dressed café man. He has blossomed out in a mess-jacket outfit… Spud Crawford has one of those humdinger checked shirts. Hi, Spud…
There are some very nice sayings about Ken McMahan going about town. He is better known as “Jake”… PTA met Monday evening at local high school auditorium…. I frown when parents tell the kiddies of 3 and 4 to say “O. K.” . It is not to my liking….
About comparisons: some lady has told Andy Love that he resembles Robert Young, actor. They say that Ted Frye is a likeness of Gene Raymond. Boy, you must be doin’ all right. Elise Crawford reminds me of the very fine actress Margaret Sullavan. And Shirley Crawford of Bette Davis. And Hazel Haynes of Sylvia Sydney. And this will kill you: I hear that your scribbler has some mannerisms of Warren William. Don’t blame me; it’s not my idea.
Last week a letter came from Forest City. I imagine the writer is a very young lady. Getting a bit fresh with this scribbler the letter said: “
“Straight From the Shoulder,”
“Stars Fell On Alabama” and at
“The Very Thought of You,”
“There’s A New Moon Over My Shoulder.”
J. Tiger Rag
(of the Boston Rags)
And that is stealing my stuff with popular song titles. Nuts.
And if you will allow, here is my version of a tune from Broadway:
Broadway’s Gone Hill-Billy,
That’s How Bing and Rudy,
Get Along By Singing,
I Like Mountain Music,
Good Old Mountain Music,
Played by a Real Hill-Billy Band.
By the way: Broad Moore really likes mountain music.
Your scribbler will hold a conference tonight with one Harry Robertson, D. D. S. When he drills to my rear collar stud I shall advise the doctor that the filings are not a gold filling, but that it is a aforesaid collar button. However, these molars must have attention and here goes.