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VOL. M NO. 7.
State And I
- ?National News?
Stmpoomriile, S. C.. Feb. 15.negro
priacscr. Frank Barber,
pcitefced yesterday in a fire t
CA-Qpt the four-cell town . Jail.
Corner Ootange W. McCoy s
Iiaavber, arrested the night bet
' on a diatnk and disorderly charge
a paresvtiy not fire to the bedding
rte oell and it .got out of comrcl.
Police Ohlief C. S. Hornby a
Barber had sot fire to beddiug
his cell once before, while he v
a prisoner last fall.,
H-tng Kong, Feb. 15.?Tseng Y?
Fu,. Mayor and Treasurer of Can
Mid today that America baa hel]
China to a considerable extent
her war against Jtwpan.
Tseng refused to dlwcose the
mount of arras and ammunition
eetvod thus tax from American el
per*, but said he expected mi
more la the near future.
Newark, N. J., Feb. 15.?Ooun
for eighteen year old Genev|<
Owew, on trial with an older girl
a murder crtarge la the $2.10 hold
elaypog of a bus driver, a&id i
would testify today In opening 1
Winchester, Ve., Feb. 15.?She
J. William Newcome of Freder
* County was killed and Virginia C
cer George F? Ml'ller critically wx
ded lae-t night as they sought to
rest a countryman for sheep steal
Singapore, Feb. 15.?The Brit
Empire's most formidable naval b
?a Gibraltar of tCie Far East?a
formally opened today with n At
ican cruiser squadron attending
"Washington, Feb. 15.?Treas
figures showed today the Fed*
debt reached a record total of I
575,727,713 Ust week.
The debt bad been considerably
low this figure tilnce December
when It ncae temporarily because
fin arcing it. It is expected to re
$37,858,000,000 bu June 30, the
of the fiscal yeans.
Washington, Feb. - 15.?Sent
VsEidenfourg'a renewed proposal
a ceailftlon party of Republ3ca.ua
"Joffonsonian Democrats" failed
day to arouse marked enthusiast!
morrg leaders of either group.
Pronafoeut Republicans Indies
in Ldmcoln Day speeches. that t
wc-rjid welcome the support c.f
sending members of President R<
velt'e party. None, however, went
far ae did Vandenburg in suggeai
possible submergence of the Re]
lican lalbel. ' <.
Dob Angeles, Feb. 15.?The Un
State# fleet?173 ship# and 547
planes ? la making ready for
weeks of grim war games.
March 14 the moat powerful f
fng nMohd.no America ever sent
sea moves into the Pacific under
new commander-in-chief, Ada
Claude Charles Bkxjh.
TN THE Pincnut mining regi
A rich gold-bearing veins we
a tremendous rush of prospect
Pinenut became the centre of
to be a y-inerficial bonansa a
fanatics still lingered on hope
bad taste to die. It was the i
District Recorder to perform
net those who expired with *
This particular funeral U
hole six by two by three had
. reposed, in a rude eoffin.
?- H*eo?tert from a Be
I "Ye brought nothing into
The ooffin wu lowered b;
"The Lord gireth and th<
I el the Lord. Duat to duat"
[ - Reach la* down be gathc
. Sifted through his bm and
f - "Aahee to nahes*^
Bat ioetend of either dtu
beck from the coffin 1ML T1
glacier while the lamented wa
Mf Mtnlill I . (Ammtm
In Bri$f Form
, ?State News?
?A j G:-l<K<boro, Keb. - 15.?Walter L
21,'Jones, 41, died in a hospital here to*
Uut1 day of a pistol wound said by Depu*
| ty Sheriff Hoy Per<4we to have been
aid Inflicted by Jack Ward, 16, Saturday
ap' Perc! :c quoted the boy as Baying
in li.j shot Jones because the latter
j struck his sister, Miss Estelle Ward,
aid(In a d: vute over a former fiUlrfg
ot statlcn partnership. . '
vu3 Ward said also, the deputy related
that JInes h.jd knocked him di>Wn a
few minutes before the shooting.
iUg j . ton
j Frankllntcn, Feb. 15.?A car left a
>eJ j highway ouid hit a tree yesterday
111! and Mrs. Howard S. Gilbert, of Long
I Island; N. V., was killed. Her husr
a-1 band, sefi'ously- Injured, was taken
re-; to a Henderson hospital. The couple
. t :
"P* was en route home from Florida,
nsel SmltftfleM, Feb. 15. ? Brantly
eve Thornton, middle a&ed farmer and
on' MHng station attendant, will go on
up. j triij here a seccnsd time this weeK,
she probably Wednesday, charged with
her slaying of John Draecus Webb
iSollcltor Claude C. Can-aday said
riff tcday ho would seek a second degree
ick conviction. At hi? Clret trial Thorn)fH
ton was convicted of manslaughter,
)un' sentenced to ten to twelve years. An
ar.! appeal to the Supremo Court won
Ing a now trial.
j Tltorw icn evened selfoAefense.
j The State contended Webb was slain
uft as the result of a family feud.
? P. T. A. Of East School "
nor Celebrate Founder's Day
The East KMigs Mountain P. T. A.
will meet Thursday afternoon at 3
o'clock at the Fast End School. Feb*
ufy | ruary 17tih being Founders Day of
the P. T. A. there will be a special
37, program given in honor of the tound
era of this organisation,
bo Every one la Invited to attend this
-If program, and by doings so
' Mi aw ion Interesting In this orgaBnh
Another Lunch Room
U or Started
and Kings Mountain School system
to- now has lunch rooms at all three
ii a1 white schools, where hot lunches
I r?o n lvn coPfC.'l -ilin nnnllc lit linniin.il
~ ?- ? ited
cost. The third lunch room was open
heyjed at West End School Tuesday un
dig-1 der the direction of the P. T. A. wlt'J
lose' Mrs. N. F. McGill as president. The
so I first dWy. Tuesday, 21 lunches were
ling 'Fold and the second day the total
pub- i lmost doubled with 40 luuchea be
Food and supplies are partially do
'.ted rated, and the labor of the prepara
air-1 tlon of the lunches is furnished bj
six' W. P. A.
The primary object of the lunot
Ight rooms according to Supt. B. N. Barn
to es la to furnish hot, nourishing foot!
a to the children at low cost, and t<
ilrnl the children who can not pay, lunch
| ea are to be served without oharge.
" ? *
round the World
R.VIN S. COBB
st to Dust
of Nevada during the early nineties,
ire dircovcrr ! th<* foothills. There was
,ora from neife<..-oring mining towns, and
much activity. Unfortunately, it pro\ ed
ind petered out in a short time. A few
ful, and one of the "hangers on" had the
custom in the new mining camps for the
the services of the church and to lay to
>r without their boots on.
>ok nlace hi the dry bed of the creek. A
been scooped from the gravel. me Doay
ok of Common Prayer, reed the service!
> . - ' .
this world end ye shell teke nothing out"
f horny heads.
t Lord tefcsth ewey. Blessed be the same
red a handful of dirt end gravel which
fell with a ratteplea upon the wooden boa.
it or ashes the (leant of a nonet fleshed
tere it lay, resurrected from the eternal
s being returned to the mould,
itation the Recorder dropped Ms prayerheaved
the dsesnssd oat of the property
i huhdrod and- fifty feet North and death
" ?'I i mu
. KINO# MOUNTAIN. N. C. Tl
The Kings Mountain Public Library
passed It's first year of existence
li. the Best Town in the 8tat?
1 last week. When the library opened
in February ol 1937 605 books were
i cu the shelves, n?-w after one year
of operation a total of 1,592 books
are in the library. Of this number
2:?4 a re children's bicks, 125 are
VoyV hooks, 157 ar? girl's books,. 800
adult books, 56 junior books, and 160
The biggest t.Ingle day in the flrat
| year of 'the Library was on Decem|
ber 28, when n tctal of 242 ? books
were let out. The most popular book
for the entire year was "Gone Wltli
The Wind." with 95 Derscns haviner1
read ihte tkle.
A tctal of 1.650 persons have metd
berahip cards to use the Library.
This next flguc will show everyone1
that Kings Mountain citizens like'
to reed, as n total of 22,01^ hooka'
were' read here last year. Out of
this number only 18 books were lost*'
The five most popular authors tori
1 the ladies' readers were: Grace I4v-,
Ing&ton, Hill, Temple Bailey. Faitli I
Baldwin, Kathleen Norris and Bmille
|d>or!ng. And for the men. the moat
, popular authors were: Zane Grey,
, Max Brand, Janata 0\lver Curwood,
Charles Alden Seltzer and William
i The Library is open every afternoon
from 2 to 6 p. m. and Saturday
mornings In addition to the evening
ihours from 9to 11. The Library is located
in the basement of the newTown
Hall Building. Miss Ida Mae
Davis, Librarian, extends a ccrdial
snvi'M.lon to all to visit tht Library
as o:\en as they desire.
In Rape Case
Iveonard Guffey, about 26 years of
i age. local textile employee, is In the
; Shelby jail awaiting trial for rape.ee
Geneva Sheppard, young lady of
Kings Mountain, and daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Cialg Sheppard. Th-s
alleged attack took place last Thura
day night abont 8 o'clock at the
home of Guffey on Gautt street
1 which is across the street from the
1 home of Miss Sheppard.
' AcoorfiVng to reports Miss Bhep'
pard had been visiting neighbors
1 and was on her way home when Guf
ley called her to show her a book.
\\ hen Miss Sherpard got to tho
! porch Shcppard Is alleged to have
' grabbed her and carried her Into the
house where the alleged assault took
place. When Miss Sheprpard did not
return home, her mother went to
lock for her, and stopped at the Out|
fey home and Miss. Sbeppard tore
away from Quffey and escaped.
Miss Sheppard's clothes were torn
utmost to threads, and she was badly
' bruised and' suffered from snock.
Dr. W. L. Ramseur, when asked
by the Herald Reporter whether the
crime had been aotually completed
or not refused to say. Dr. Rasnseui
said Miss Sbeppard was badly bruit
cd and suffering from shock.
Officers were called, but before
they could apprehend Guffey he leu
for parts unknown, but was arrestee!
by Chief Burns and Officer Jone<
Tuesday night, and lodged in Jal!
here. Wednesday he was placed n.
the Shelby Jail to await trial.
Guffey is a married man and th?
father of one child.
OVXwMan la utretoe (IllC
Olici'lliau VTU? I v-J 10 INIUVI T?v,
bond (or aiding abetting in the case
Mauney Twins On
The Mauney twine, Miles and Er
nest, were gueets artiste ?t a meet
ing of the Shelby Music Club Tuee
day evening with Mrs. Earl Hani
rick as hostess.
Mrs. Ham rick entertained the clui
and a large number of invited gueati
at Hotel Charles.
Mr. and Mm W. K. Mauney, Mile
and Brneat Mauney and Mrs. Lad*
He-mrlok were dinner gueata of Ml
and MrW. Earl Ham rick.
TOWN BUYS DUMP TRUCK
Time Marsh aa On. For man;
dmm itlna* Mountain haa Ul
d horoo powir, or rather mult ?ow
r to work tho at root o, but boglnnln
loot Monday tho mofOa wHI bo woo
no mora, ao o brand now 1Mb mod*
I truck will do tho work. Tho no*
truok will bo wood on tho otroob
Tho triuok* hu a dhrag body with' 1
cipaolW of two yardo. Mr. Charll
Pulton who' Kan booir working ad
furnishing tho fnutoo Hr tho Tow
will bo rotalaoi undor tho now a
f- ' .
ifUftSDAY. Ft*. 17. 1MS Funeral
W. K. Mauney Elected 1
To Head Scouting
The Boy Scouth an<l frleoUs of the
ovb's I-st i ' n tito community
-p. crd their organization resold to
them l?i sfrrins address at the AnBhal
Boy Scout .and Parent Banquet
lest Thursday evening at the High
Sell >ol Cafeteria.
The banquet was attended by appro
v'mutely 150 Boy Scouts and'
B.?nriy the same number cf reprcssen i
jfctlve citizens. The Banq.uct was at-femled
and sponsored by the Buslyss
T The addTess of t.'ic occasion was
Alivercd by the Hon. C. li. McBroyW
of Sltelby. In -no uncertain terms
he tefi-rred to the' organisation a?
fce great upbuilding force in our in- j
4on. In his address Attorney Mc-!
njtrayer reviewed briefly the activt-J
lies of scouting up to its 28th birth- \
r$?y early this week, and recalled;
bow fitting that scouting should be I
I Ave>>ped near Kings Mountain, "a
| ma>itn cf freedom which severed
i Air bonrs from England." He pralsi*d
scouts for being better informed j
; cii first aid and sanitation than
any physicians Just a few years
ago, and commenced on the fact that
while he was recorder's judge oi1
the county no Boy Scout ever came;
.before him; "Life is not how we win;
or lose, but how w'e play the game,
he told the boys. He called the great
principals of Scouting the same
literal forces taught by Christ, the'
Great Scoutmaster of us all.
B. N. Barnes, chairman of Scouting
In Kings Mountain during the
past several years, presided aB chain
man of the meeting. Music was furn
ttiled by an orchestra of boys from
the Scout Troops.
Guests present at the meeting included
Executive and Mrs. R. M.;
(Cont'd cn Editorial page)
i Speaker Secured For
I I ?!__? XTi~Ui
i Dr. D. W. Daniel, cf Clemson Col'
lege has been secured as the main
speaker on the program for -Ladies'
Night of the Men's Club, which is to
he held next Thursday, Feb. 24. Dr. j
Daniel is considered one of the forcI'moy.
' Vter-< i iner speakers of it lie ;
two .Carolinns. The program commit J
tec- considers themselves very fcrI
tunate in securing Dr. Daniel as the
I ..pedker of the evening.
P. D. Herndon has been selectee
' to act as- toastmaster for the even'
The Program Committee who are
l':ard rt wo"k getting everything lined
up for the gala event is compos*
j cd cf: Messrs W. M Boyce, Chairman.
Ladd Hamrick, and W. K.
1 ; 1
By WILL ROGERS
I ' 1'HERE wma a biff lawsuit over
i Scotchman's estate not Tory
I long ago. and they had a terrible
time fin ding something for the lawyers
to disagree about, so that the
lawyers could fight in court and
* make their clients think they were
earning their fees. Both sides ad)
mitted that the man was dead and
that his will said so and so about
who was to get the dough. So they
k- found out they could get up a fight
r over whether this Scotchman died
suddenly or not. One side claimed
. | that the poor fellow died right sud13
den. so tnat he didn't have time to
make a change in his will that he
intended to make. They were tryi
lag to pro re it
i w. . - ?.il
I *uc/ jniv? iciivw vu hiv wimivm
itaad that had been the Scotch[
an) financial adviaer.
"Too aay ha died sodden?"
"What makes yoo think as T"
"Wen, I know it Nobody taw
Mm die, and it was a week Wore
1 the Body was found, b?t there was
? evidence - that Sandy went oat
"Well, for mm thine, there wae a
letter he had not thai day that he'e
seppenad te have died, and the
' stamp en ft happened tike uneaaeetlad.
Thar on canceled stamp was
" X ssnsihity te snfce one of that
MM. B K. Ornunl, 64, died las:
Thursday uftorncn, at 2:15 o'clock ;
in 3t. Peter* Hospital. Charlotte. af i(
ter a' brief llinesa. Mrs. Orntand has i
none to O'larlclte for a visit to Uor
daughter, 'Mrs. A T. Bentliardt,
w'.icit she wag stricken. She was car- |
rlcd to the hospital on Sunday morn ,
ing where she remained in a precarious
condition, until the end came. . ,
Funeral services were helu Saturday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the;
Presbyterian church ami were at-!
tended by a large concourse of reliclives
and friends, many of whom
were from nolxhl>oring towns. Hev.
P. D. Patrick in charge of the
services and waa assisted by ltev.
J. H. Henderllte, D. D., pastor cf nl>e
FlisC Prosbyrtcrian Church, (iastouia.
Interment was made in Mountais
A/*><eA nnll kASSA.. at. _ ?-?
r*vn*w ii/?irui.flivi3 Here lilt? IU1*
lowing members of the Otis Green
Post; American fcegfon: O. P. Lewie.
Dr. W. L. Ramseur, C. F ThomasaOn
W W. Souther, Paul Maihiey and C.
Honorary pall-bearers included the
following elders aud deacons of the
Presbyterian church: \V. Lee Rainsou
r, J. T. Davids m. J. II. Thomson,
George Cahsfer, R ;!. Webb. Clarence
Goforth Paul Noisier. Carl Davidron.
Joe Neisler, Luther' Catuler.
Hunter Neisler, Arthur Hay and
Beautiful floral designs were banx
ed about the pulpU and chancel of
the church and formed a perfect set
tip? for the last rites, for one who
had been so fond of the beautiful
and lovely, in life.
Before marriage, Mrs. Ormand
was Miss Carrie I&llzBbeth lluritr,
member of a- prominent family c;'
Rowan county. North Carolina.
She Is survived by her husband;
four sous, T. H. Orinar.d of Koatmke,
Vqn; James Ormand of Gastonia, N.
P.; Rev. B. F. Ormand. Jr., of Lost
City, Wfst Va.; aud Jack Ormand cf
Kings Mounu'Ji; four daughter
R. W. Jones cf Union, S. C.;
Mrs. E}. Z. White, Jr.! of'Spartanburg.
S. C.; Mrs. AV. B. Thomson of Kings
Mcun.'.ain, and Mrs. A T. Bernhardt
of Ci!.iarlOtte. One child died in lufancy.
Mrs. Ormand is alsn survived
by eleven grand children.
r Four sisters survive, Mrs. J. B.
Simpson of Durham, Mrs' F. H. Ham
I aey of Charlotte. Mrs. Oia Payne of
Bessemer City ?n?l Mrs Hugh Hav-I
orty cf Albany, N. Y.; two brothers, I
Rev. James P. Hurke of H? aderscll- t
1 ville; and W. L. Burke, of. Baltimore.]
11] * II A V. -- ? A ? /"- J
j .1111, /\.ii i?H0 Huuve uuiiivu ?ci t* i?i iro <
n.t for the funeral services except j
W L. Burke, cf Baltimore, who vvasj
unable to b?> present.. The services,
?ero delayed for a short while pend;
:T)!< the arrival of Mrs. Haverly.
Mrs. Ormand was very active in
churc.t work and served as president
of the Women's Auxiliary and as clr
ele leader. She had been very active
.a the work cf the local chapter,
I American Legion Auxiliary, of
which she had been president und of
w:.rich she had held other important
offices. She had the honor of being
twice, chosen Chaplain of the State
Legion Auxiliary", which office she
filled with reverence and dignity.
Mrs. Ormand has served as president
of the Parent-Teacher orgaulza
tlon in years past and was a valuable
member of the local . U. D. C.
chapter, the Red Cross and the Womar,s
Club, ill health forcing her to
retire from active service in these
Mrs. Onnand's chief interest lay,
however, in her home, and in the
welfare of her family.' She was perj
knitted to live to see her sen. llev. B.
I K. Ormand, Jr.. ordained as a minisi
tcr in I he Presbyterian church and
this no doubt, was the greatest Joy
s.'ie experienced in the later years of
Scout Union Service At
The Presbyterian Church was ho*
to a union service Sunday eventnj
closing the community observant*
of the 28th Annual Scout Week. Tht
Boy Scout Troops attended to i
Twelve Boy Scouts three fron
each of four troops repeated ant
gave the meaning In an Imp retain
way of the Twelve Boy Scout Laws
Carl W. Davidson of the Presbyter
Ian Troop lead tbe tontragMkm b
the Scout Oath.
' The wrmon of the oocaatcn ww
preached by Rev. A. O. Sanjceant. fa
cloeing hia sermon he called upoi
the Scoule to eedh day read eom<
paw of their Bibles and In Uda are]
let God apeak to them and tha
they have some time each day b
quite alone talk vrfak God.
Five CCNTS PER COPY |
Kings Mountain !
B. & L. Assn. I
Elect Officers 1
Fttve directors were re-elected an !
rive new ones were elected by the
stockholders present at the annual
meeting held last Thursday evening
in the court rcom of the new Town
Hull. The meeting was changed
Ircm, the Hulldiug aud' Loan building
:?TI JMfnillll l\i I hn In'l'aa
vrs HIV luigv UUUIVCia Ut
The five directors re-elected Were
A. E. Cllne, J. c. Keller, J. C. lackey
H. L. Mauncy and M. L. Uannon.
The new onus elected were: J. R. ,
Davis, Kd Hord. Charlie Hullender,
Mack Gantt, and Haywood E, Lyncli.
After the stockholder'^ meeting
the directors met and elected the
following officers: A. E. Cllne. Pres- "
Ident, J. Keller, Hirst Vice-President;
J. C. Lactoev, Secretary and
Treasurer; Haywood E. Lynch, Sec
Otid Vice-President. It was decided
to have another meeting of tue
Board of Directors next Thursday
the home of Pres.dent A. E. Cllne.
A. E. Cllne presided at the stockholders
meeting, v.hlCh wae opened
with a prayer by the chairman. The
minutes of the annual meeting held one
year ago was read by Secretary j
Lackey, and approved by the stock-'
holders. Next the statement of condition
ol the Association as of December
31st, 1937, was read by the
Secretary. Presiding Officer Cllne
asked if anyone had any. questions ?
he would like to a8k. Haywood E.
Lynch asked abcut one of the Item1!
under assets which amounted to
120,000. He wns told most of this
was the discrepancy account. . .
Tom Fultoni asked a question abcut
one item under the liabilities,
lie was told the $2,000 item was a
rote at the Uatik. Mr. Fulton made
i ho reuueat that the voting svatem
of the Association be changed from
voting memberships to voting stock.
He was informed by the Chairman
that the constitution of the Association
called for tin's system of voting,
and that the voting System could not
be changed without changing tbe
constitution. - ^Ji
J. C. Keller made a short speech,
celling 'on the stockholders to help ,
In every way possible to aid the
Chairman Cilne appointed a nomination
committee of J. R. Davis, W.
D. Weaver and Charlie Hullender to *'
liilug in the names of ten stockholders
to be approved as directors.
While' the nominating committee
was out pc:fornic>?j their duty, Civsir
man ('line tailed on Haywood E.
Lynch', as a "new member"' to tell
v.'h'ai was on his mind. Air. Lynch
:.-id that it was his firm conviction,
fcr the liest interest of the Association
that "new blood" be elected to
the Beard cf Directors. Arii' that
most of the stockholders wanted a
change in the way the Association
had been operated.
1 ' t
Nominating Committee Chairman,
J. R. Davis, in maklug his report,
stated that 15 stockholders instead
of ten had been named so that the
stockholders would have a choice hi
the matter. Before a vote coma oe
taken on the nominating committee
report, E. L. Campbell, made the mo- ' j
tlon that the stockholders be allow- ' 3
ed to vote for whom they pleased
without any nominations. This mo- a
tion was seconded by Haywood E. I
Lynch, it was carried by the stockholders.
By this method the above named
directcia were elected.
Clinic To Start I
February 24th I
A prenatal and infant clinic for II
indigent mothers and their babies
will be held hi Kings Mountain on
the fourth Thursday of each month,
beginning February 24th. Mies Beam 4
of Shelby, who Is the county Red
Crow Nurse, will be in charge, cooperating
with the State . Board of
Ilea Kb and the doctor* ot King*
The clinic le intended to furnish
phtyntoei extern inatlcna and hygienic
instruct Ion to those expectant mothers,
and babies, up to one year of
age who otherwise would lack I such
rupervMoo. One of the local phy- j
rtctane will be present at eaoh olin- 1
ic. which will be held in Mm. (Jam
>le'e office la the City Hail. Those .. J
| ho ere interested should see Mrs. ,M
1 Ciunble st her offloe before the date
1 of the fhrnt clinic.
l Manteo, Feb. 15.?The Honduras a
t .rrslchter Out ilia nnd.ths gun _ oil J
t 'anker Pennsylvania crashed tn a 1
t. heavy fog off the North Carolina |
I const Saturday. Neither was dun I
MMdiiiini in n .a,