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gr*. Worcelier, Mass., (Dec. 28.?Plead
las nnocent to three counts of a?
sault with Intent to kill, Mrs. Stel
la Jaquee, 42, was held In 930,0<H
ball for Superior Court today as an
aftermath of a shooting affray
srhieh brought an abrupt end to a
(ay Christmas dinner and left two
wto, tf.ihnr, a8aa?fla&.. ?
Washington, Dec. 2$.?An army
i. expert expressed the opinion today
that the development of the new
aemt-automatlc .30 , caliber rifle
would greatly strengthen Infantry
defenses against strafing from the
air. ; I
New York, Dec. 26.?The ? policy
racket underworld gave James Cangro
violent death for a Christmas
1 The 44 year old Dutch Schultz
mobster was strangled, beaten and
tatM and dumped Into a vacant
lot In a sparsely settled East timnv
motion ? slain in what police
thought might be the beginning of
awar ?i extermination (or Bronx
r Police said he Apparently was attempting
a lone fight to (use independent
racketeers into a mob head
?d by hlmsel.
Washington, Dec. 26.?The Federal
Government puts into operation
next month its (ar-reachtug plan to
1 provide mass security In the form
of monthly retirement pensions (or
older workers and their dependents
It will be the beginning of the
monthly payoff of old age .nsui..
ce (benefits under the Social Security
Law, and estimates indicate that
during 1940 more than $100,000,000
will he distributed to approximately
j?; . The Social Security payoff will
to; approach the goals of various
proposals advocated by . old-age pension
groups. FOr the most part it
/. may fall short of the $56 a month
| average ^security wage paid fWPA
Bethlehem, Pa., Dec. 2d ? A child
| r- w?o wiu iu ovuiioueiu H9 unnsiOM
Csapa wept softly when three
|i physicians told him his wife Mary
had given birth to a eon.
JH? prayed and then walked ander
K| a star-studded sky to his moOeir
It was the only Christmas Day
KWatlvlty In this city of 60,000.
Washington, Dec. 26.?Mrs. Prank
K v tfen D. Roosevelt took tlmo out from
p (he White House Christmas testlvt|
tlM yesterday to attend the golden
(^wedding celebration of Daniel C.
Roper, former Secretary of Commeree,
and Mrs. Roper.
Allen town. Pa, Dec. 26 ?Burglars
who tefik ftMUkooa the 8. 6. Krgage
'.I store atetheir Outstmaw dinner
f leisurely wMlb ttey est Into the
II safe. Crumbs treda fen sandwiches
K Were found scattered on the floor.
London, Dec. 26.?The first con'
tingent of Auetralian forces to
> reach England since the war start
ed landed at a south coast port to^day.
All were members of the Air ,
? 11-1 mi i -
? W/HEN I hear of medical ex per
juiii^Duatiif *^agnoeljjuh|^h w^j
n Brief Form
I ?State Ne??^
Ashevllle, Dec. 26.?James J.
- Brltt^ fortner Republican Rcpresen
tailve from the Eleventh District
> HUd former chlof counsel of the Fed
i eral Prohibition Bureau in Wash'
Ington. D. C. died at his home here
i carty today. He was 79 year* old.
tham, 21, of Winston Salem. died
' yesterday in a hospital of gunshot
* wounds 8herift Ernie O. Shore said
he received In a roadhourse brawl
I near here Saturday morning.
Sheriff Shore said he was holding
F. J. Thompson, operator of the road
house, on a charge of murder pending
a hearing in Municipal Court.
The Sheriff quoted Thompson as
saying T,atham tried to assault him
with a tire pump and that he fired
at the youtth In self defense.
Thompson, the Sheriff said, told
him he bad got out. of a sick bed
i to go to the front of thef roadhouse
and try to quiet 1atham and some
of his companions who were creating
W!nston-8alem, Dec. 26.?Charles
J. Zimmerman of Chicago, president
, of the American Association of Life
Underwriters, expressed opposition
in an address here yesterday to fed
eral regulation of life Insurance com
panics. V- 3
i Zimmerman, speaking at a luncheon
meeting of the North Carolina /
Association of Life Underwriter^
fald that, "it is quite true thjft
' 'here have been at times breadI
downs in state regulations, /nit
state regulation has > its advantages
in that if the breakdown corneal It
is limited to the state." _
Washington. Dec. 26.?The war (
department anuounced today Charleu
David Folsom of Asheville, N. "
had accepted appointment as
second1 lieutenant in the infantry re 1
Raleigh, Dec. 26.?Bankers in Nor
th Carolina are no" longer "lb the
dog house." Why?
Because after the thanking holt-, \
day in March 1633 they carried on a t
magnificent offensive to rebuild the
capital structure of their icstlto* i
tions to the point where they would ]
fully meet the requirements of
sound banking and demand the re- j
spect of the public, and, aa a re- i
suit, alt of the banks In North Car- i
olina that applied were admitted aa <
members of the Federal .Deposit to* i
Trenton. Dec. 2d.?Tragedy ended
the Uvea of two J one* county men
during the week end and In each
case Sheriff John Cresch said : the
victim wis a suicide.
. Sheriff Crench said today that J.
V. BrlnkJey. a farmer residing near
Mayavllle. hanged himself In the
county Jail here Sunday night,
while Dr. Charles L. Perry, holiness
1 preacher residing near here, ended
I his life with a shotgun charge in
the head Monday night.
Southern Pines. Dec. 26.?J. A.
Gargts, police chief here for the last
ton years, dropped dead yesterday
a few minutes after arresting a bus
driver for a traffic violation. His
death was attributed to a heart attack.
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ta disagreeing in a consultation I p
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KINQ8 MOUNTAIN, N. C. T
THE OLD UGHTHC
Fred Finger Eh
President Of 5;
^ Fred Finger, charter member air\|
one of the organ leers of the twP*\
ear old'Stag Club, was elected pres M
Ident succeeding Otto "Toby" Wll-1'
hains, president for the past t?vo -y
years, according to the election rejf
suits announced at the Club's anpsF
it formal banquet last night. .
?Mr. Finger Is a former student of
Duke University' and Is graduated
from the office of "Buck", the mar.
who keeps order, similar to the
ion's Tall Twister, to the presidency.
Kotirlng President Williams has
guided the club through its first
l^car, and he . was re-electo J last
-ear In a run-off election.
Other officers for the new year
ire Hoyle "8nooks" McDanlel, vicepresident,
re-elected; BUI Fortune,
iccretary, succeeding BUly Weir;
reesurer, Jack Fortune, succeeding
Hubert Aderholdt; and buck. U M.
Alter last night's banquet at tthe
Mountain View house, exclusive for
nembers of the club, the members
ittended* the second annual Stag
:iub anniversary ball at the Woman's
Among those honored at the bantuet
were. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce McDanlel
and Mr. and Mrs. W. K.
Mauney, Jr., who retired from the
snks of the clitf> aa "benedicts.*'
Married couplet unable, to be present
were fir. and Mrs. Earl McGlll
ind Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Bridges,
loth Mr. MoQUl and Mr. Bridget
vere charter members.
In his retiring speech. President
Vllltamn thanked the members for
'cooperating with me to the nth
legrpe" and wished Mr. Finger ,
rreft success during the coming
Thornton llarrill announced the
tew slate of officers and each ol
he out-going and in-coming officers
iddrdssed the club.
Those attending the banquet were
Resident Williams with >fiss Jeautte
Walker of Bessemer City; Vice
'resident MoDaniel with Miss Jean
Vnrc; Secretary Weir; Treaso'rer
iderholdt; Buck Finger; Mr. Wi!urn
White with Miss Madge Mc)anlel;
L. M- Logan with Miss PauIne
Dickerson; Mr. and Mm. Bruce
tic Daniel; Mr. and Mrs. W. K.
launey, Jr..; Clarence Smith with
lies Victoria Hughes; Bill Fortune
tith Miss Mary Sue McOinnls; Rob
rt Wright with Miss Boots Payne;
lumes Houston with Miss Bva Mae
uber; Jack Fortune with Miss
'hylls Patterson; Wilson Crawford
>ith Miss Elolse Summerford of
!lover; Thornton Harrill, James
.nthony, and Martin Harmon.
lien's Club Meets
The final meeting of the Men's
1Kb for 193* will be held this
vening in the Woman's Club Buildag
st g;M. No ptoginm has been
rrsnged ne the meeting will be
pen for the transaction of buatess.
All members era invited to be
AFFNEY MAN fHCS Hffffff '
William M. Godfrey, M. textile
Ian of 0*cn?r. 4Ud at tlw hoot* of I
fcrotfcar, JU U. Oodftar, kar* Mitjr I.
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HUR8DAY, OEC. 28.M969.
)USE STILL STANDS
^ ^ - jyrT^TM|i^^O^Bifc
; "^1>' V ,;' acted
<m i inn. DM WW crying to pt
HtUo information on the sly, too.
She asked a fanner how ho could
m wfcte it ww ttmo to gather tho
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"WoQ/'wjO the farmer,-I r?*on
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better en mjr poultry firm. I ooul4 I
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Local Man Dies
I Mrs. I.. C. Hord, 44, prominent
'Kings Mountain woman, died at her
home here Friday afternpon. She
had been 111 for a year.
The funeral was held at two o'clock
Sunday afternoou in the First
Baptist church with the pastor, the
Rev. A. O. Bargeaut, in charge, as
slated by the Rev. James L. Barretr
of Rock Hill, S. C. Burial was iu
Mountain Rest cemetery.
MpS. Hord leavtest her husb^ ;d;
two children, Mrs. James Byars and
Miss Virginia Hord, both of Kings
MOPTUS In; ejeyen stepchildren.
Tax Listing Starts Monday
Tax listing for both town and
county Degins Monday, January 1st
and all taxpayer* are requested to
(lie as early aa possible. Mr. 0. T.
Hayes, County Lister, will be attbe
Town Hall, and other places In No.
Four Township. The (complete list
appears elsewhere In this, issue of
The clerical staff of the Town
will have charge of the listing for
Kings Mountain, and listing will be
made at the Town Hall.
BANK TO Be CLOSED MONDAY
The First National Bank will be
closed all day next Monday, Janu
ary 1st in observance of New Year's
which is a legal holiday.
V: By WILL ROGERS
i HEkE'S nothing fuhnier to a
farmer than a dty guy that
tries to farm. The.best Joke in any
farm neighborhood is the latest I
story anybody has to toll about
some citified fellow that don't know
bow to hitch up a horss or start
a tractor going.
Down in Oklahoma they tell
about a real smart town woman
that had a lot of dough and decided
she was going to do some
fancy poultry farming. She was
Investigating around tha neighborhood
where she sxpssted to start
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, ^ Citlsens of King* Mountain are
( back ou the Job this week after
spending a quiet but active weekend
in observance of Christmas.
Most of the bualnaaa houses wnfr1
closed all day Sunday and Monday,
but merchants were busy the first
part of the week straightening up
after the big rush of last week. Sev
oral merchants have already started
their Inventories. Doth the post
office and merchants In general reported
the biggest season in several
.The local Police Department was
kept busy Saturday arresting
drunks, who were out to celebrate
with "Joy water." A total of thirteen
arreats wore made Saturday
with eleven being for drunkenness.
Out of thts nutqber ten were white
end two colored. Business fell off
the noxt day, Christmas Eve, with
only three arrests. And for Christ-1
mas day, the policemen must have J
been in a forgiving mood as only
one driest was reported.
No major accidents -were reported
to mar the Holiday Season. Apparently
there were no serious ao-,
indents from the large amount of
flret.vorbs, which . were exploded in'
and near Kings Mountain. Several j
citizens were heard to say that
Jhere was more shooting of fireworks
this year than ever before in
As Saturday's mlxeure of rain
and. sleet gave way to the sunshine
of Christmas and Christinas Eve,!
lots of folks visited for the day and
had guests to come in and visit.
Firemen and other groups were
busy during the week-end distributing
toys and Chrfstmas baskets to
the ^needy families.
The school and collegd boys and ,
girls will continue to enjoy the hot
days through this week. School begins
next Monday morning, Jan. 1.
Lions To Entertain
At a Directors' meeting of ' the
Lion* Club the question was brought
up as to whether to sponsor a
Basket Ball team this year. A committee
composed of the following . ]
Lions: C. C. Edens, W. J. Fulkerson |
and C. C. Oates, was appointed to i
make a survey to determine whom
conld be secured to play.
. The Directors. voted favorably on
H. B. Jackson's suggestion that tne
blub sponsor a banquet for the
members of the High School Football
Squad. The letters earned during
the past season are to be - a(warded
at this banquet. I; s hopeo
that Coach Jess Neely of Clomson
College can be secured as the upesk
The Club's Radio is now in possession
of the Lion Tamer. Lnther
Cabsler. Any time members know
of someone in the hospital who
would like to ttse the radio, please
Inform President J. W. Milam ot
Lion Tamer Cansler.
Four Grandmothers At
Little Joyce Smith, five-Year-old
r'ni'Khter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Smith, had the unique pleasure of
having with her at a Christmas din
ner, four grandmothers. Joyce has
six living grandmothers, two of
whom could not be present. At the '
time of hor birth, she had eight ^
grandmothers, two of whom have
died. ? .
On her maternal side, Joyce ' Is
the grand-daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar Moore, great-granddaughter '
of Mrs. Joe Oarrett all of Kings
Mountain, and great great granddaughter
of Mrs. John T. Carpenter
aged resident of Oherryrille.
Watch Service At
Second BaptUf Chureh : ^
There will be a Watch Service at <
the Second Baptist church Sunday (
night, December SI. 1PM at 7:M i
o'clock. ';^;v '
The following program wilV
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FIVE CENTS H
Funeral services for Mra.jj H
Garrett Dllllng. age 69. were fefl
the residence on Piedmont
Wednesday morning at 10:301 I
Interment made In Mountain 1 H
cemetery. Rev. H .0. Sprlnklll I
tor of Central Methodist Cbnrdifl
which the deceased had been^f. fj^
'WV'* Wkxfcs mi'ij 'gitfhuu>irT5fr"lM| I
the services. I
*1 Active pall-bear*t1* were
ar, Chas. Williams. Hugh Or!
P. D. llcnidon, Paul N'elrler tW H
Honorary pall-bearers were O. tt.
J'Parrel 1, J. M. Williams, A. H. Pah
terson. T. P. McQill, Grady KfaK I
E. W. Griffin. Arthur Hay. J. ML
Anthony, C. T. Cornwall, R. L. Mw
ey, C. E. Nelsler. W. A. Rldehhaas^
B. S. Peeler, A. E. Cline, I. B. Goforth,
Charles Fulton and F. TM
Mrs. Dllllng had been ill for m.
week .and preparations were underway
for carrying her to a hospital*
when death came. News of her pass
Ing came as a great shock to her
Mrs. pilling was the widow oC
Charles A. Dilling, Sr.. who WU
mayor of Kings Mountain at tba
time of his death. She was a" nathro
Edgecombe County ibut carae ta
Kings Mountain In the early part or
1.&74, with her parents the lite L
Walton Garrett and wife, who wero
among the first settlers. Her family
were active in the religious and
civic interests of the community.
Her parents were charter members
of Central Methodist Church aaft
with a few others of like faith wen .liibirumeiiuil
' in perfecting the organization
and in the building ot
the first place of worth lp.
vrp. Hilling wns a metWher of ser %
eral civic, patriotic and social or- 3
ganlzntiohs; but none of these lo? .3
ten<?tl her interest in her home or
in her family to whom she was so
Surviving are two sons, Chario* HM
and Percy Dllling of Kings Moor1
tain; two daughters, Mrs. ^JogtMtjl
Grimes of Kings Mountain and Mta 1
C M. Hardin of Shelby, three graoA- ';j I
children; two slaters. Mrs. Em mo H
M?*?n of Atlanta. Go., and Mrs. lAMCF I
Julian of Richmond. Va.
Mrs. E. R. Huffstetkr *^1
(Mrs. E. H. Hullender. <9. died at I
the home of her daughter here ah I
one o'clock Saturday morfclng M> I
lowing an illness'of one ww* I
The funeral waa conducted la
St. Matthews Lutheran church, ?t
which she was a member, at 3:MI
o'clock Sunday afternoon by
Rev. L. Boyd Hamm. Interment allowed
in the Only ehurch cemetery
of South Gastonla, where her hue
band Is burled.
Mrs. Hullender was born an*
reared In Cleveland county and always
had been an active church aad
Sunday school meirtber.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. IS
E. Kennedy of Kings Mountain sad
Mrs. Dora Felmet of Qrover; on*
daughter, Mrs. Paul Saunders of
Kings Mountain. r
.Opinions Expressed in This ColunMS
Are Net Necessarily the Views of
With Congress 'soon to detormina
v.hethor it will continue the JMsa.
Committee investigation of "Isms""
the real story behnd Representative
Martin Diea is one of Washington's,
The story starts back before 1Mb
with a gangly youth whose fatherwan
an outstanding member of tha
House of hsgessSPtaUvbs Yoahsr
Martin, who wdn< to WashtngtMa
wUb hU father and was graduated,
from Urn school there, caoght tka
polities* bug His ambition was tm
follow la hi father's footsteps.
la mi after his father bad
Maftin Die*, then