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Gaslouia, Juno 25.?A sniull nuni
ber of aliens residing In Gaston
County have been registered ut the
offices of SuperTor Court Clei'i; Char
left E. Hamilton, it was announced
today, following a statement issued
.several days ago by Major 8. B.
Dolley, National Guard officer, "in
which he tailed for strict enforcement
iu Gaston County and elsewhere
in North Carolina s>t the
State alien registration law.
Greenville, S. G\, Juue 25.?Curtis
Spearman. 23. of near Piedmont,
died at General Hospital at 7:30 A.
' M. today, attaches reported, of head
injuries suffered in an automobile
mishap on the Piedmont-Anderson
Highway yesterday afternoon.
Mooresvllle, Juue 25.?Two Mooresviile
men. Hoy Cogglns, 18, and
Olerg Hobinette. J , remain in the
local jail today pending a hearing
tonight on charges of robbery with
According to police records, these
two men were at C. N. Arclur's set
, vice station on N. Main Street hero
Saturday night about 11 o'clock aud
* -when an employee, Herman Oonvpton,
started to drive an oil truck
in the storage space of the station
. . for the night the two men got In
the truck with him, placed a pistol
to comp'ton's side and ordered him
to obey orders. The three rode out
the Coddle Creek Road, luto the
Shearers Chapel Road and upon returning
to the edge of town (Mooresvllle
Cotton Mills village) the rob'
hers got out of the truck.
Wilmington, June 25.?A twentyman
posse- today continued to search
unsuccessfully in the woods and
swamps of Masonboro Sound for
five white men wanted on a charge
of armed robbery in Benson, N. C.
The robbery occured yesterday
Early this morning the poaae reported
the quintet was ''cornered"
In a swamp off the old Masonboro
lx>op Road near a spot where they
abandoned their car early last night
when pursued by State Highway Pa
trokman J. H. Wilson.
Benson, June 26.?A crowd of
some 25,000 caone here yesterday
for the annual state singing convention.
rphls Is the twentieth year the big
singing meet has been held. More
> than 40 vocal groups competed for
OreepvlSle, S. -C? June 25.?Mrs.
Anna Powell. 23, was killed and her
husbgnd. M. L. Powell Jr., was seriously
injured in a head-on automobile
collision near here yesterday.
Several other persons .wero Injured
though not seriously.
Ridgecrest, June 26.?Upward of
1,400 students and their leaders are
here from eighteen southern states
for the Baotlat Student Union re
treat this week under direction ot
T>r. Fr?nk H. Leavell of Nashville,
Tena., secret*ry of the department
of student work.
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THE MEN who earn their living
of the Great South Bay of Lonf
Their generic name for themaelve
boatmen, oyster-dredgers, clam-digg
Some of them boiW-sftd reared with
have not visited New York City a do
* vernacular which has been currei
years. Almost without exception, th
stock the sons and the grandson
Islanders, la at least two instance
still irt lirtni on property firen in
pre- Revolutionary dmya. They are a
without exception, an endowed wfcl
day a pprty of bayxaea aat annul
m.<*" of thTfertber ban.
until finally then aroaethe and en
"What would you do if you ha
One of the company allowed he
and tour the world. Another nth
educate them. And ee forth and so
locally celebrated as the moat shif
silence, rolling his quid and staring
"Say, Banks," quoth oao of tl
what would you do if somebody was
.. The ancient deftly spat u> thn
answered. "Well." he satdT*! don't
beep it a secret from you.*
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ational News i
?Mai tonal News? '
Washington, June -5.?Members
of the J)lea Committee were en
route tola}' to Austi.n. Texas, where i
committee officials said they would s
begin hearings shortly in connection t
with Nazi fifth cotumu activities (
which would "set off a bombshell." j
Robert Stripling, committee sec-re I
tarj', declared the hearings would t
show interference with phases ol i
the national defense program. Ho t
declined to l?vu&e details, how j f
ever. I i
Home.' June 'J5.?M. Filltmore Cal- j
houn, a foreign correspondent of, J
Time Magazine, and Thomas O. Mc- J
Avoy, stall photographer of Life
Magazine, were asked today by the
Ministry of Popular Culture to ^
leave Italy as soon as possible. The ; '
magazines are associted.
New York. June 25.?Pan-American
Airways will stavt trans-oceanic
service over 8.000 tniles of ihe Sow
th Pacific-tl Australia next month, t
at the same time inaugurating a ' a
daily plane schedule to Argentina. : ti
Now schedules will provide a four j u
and a half-day service between Sdn
Francisco and Lo4 Angeles and
Auckland, Now Zealand, with stops h
at Honolulu, . Canton Island and a
Sidney, Neb.. June 25.?John Ulrich,
29, of Omaha, who had a ."bad
man's" criminal record weakoned at
Trapped in his apartment hide-:
out by a posse last night, he re
treated behind a folding bed. Offl-'
cers threatened to <'shoot it out* .
But Ulrich, who had wounded an t
underHbeflff in escaping from the I
Sterling, Colo., Jail earlier in the :
day, turned his gun on him self in- 5
stead of fighting. He killed himself >'
with a. shot through the roof of bis?I
mouth. . t
Kansas City, June 25.?Three | u
youths forced Clifford Ashy, 38-year; j,
old cab driver, ti take them to an 1 0
Isolated ?pot and robbed him of c
33.25. Then one told Asby:/. | ?
"We've got an old-fashioned pair' '
of handcuffs we want to lock you J
up with." j 5
'They produced a pair of stocks n
made of thick pine boards.
The youth forced Asby to put 1
his arms around a small tree, pad- 1
locked the stocks and left him in 1
the rain without a coat. It was It ?
P. M. Seven hours later Asby's *
shouts attracted attention of restdents
ih a nearby house.
Paris, June 25.?The Prefect of c
Police, concerned by the number of q
abandoned doge and cats roaming
through French cities, advised clti- fc
sens today that they be seised, kill u
ed and burled to prevent outbreak )
of rabiee. 1
Pets kept at home or an leash
will be spared. . . h
nd the World ;
M S. COBB ' J
on the waters and in the marshes
I Island are a race unto themselves,
s is "Baymen." They are guides, t
era, gunners, and market fishermen.
Ih dctil nt It* llflrtta /if Manhattan. '
izen time* in their lives. They speak
it alone the shore (or two hundred
ey are the descendants of pioneering t
of the great-grandsons of Long ,
i that I know of hermsn's families
ider royal grant to their foraears fat ' 1
t sturdy independent lot and, almost
b a quaint native wit One winter's
I a red het stove in a little oyster 1
The talk veered this way and that l
d a million dollars T"
'd bay himself an ocean-going yacht ,
rr thought he'd adopt orphans and
> on. AlTthla time, Old Man Banks, ' <
tless man in the eoanty had sat in i
reflectively into the hot coals. <
be group, "you been keepin* quiet; .
to hand yon a million in caeh?
aagh the enen stove door .before b?.
know exactly, bat I reckon I'd try to '
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Stallworth Transferred I
Mr. Fred R. Stallworth. manager
if Oelk'tt for the -past year and a
iat( has been transferred to the
"liatln'te atore. Mr. Hilton Huth, ar
tved here Monday to assume manigor
ship of tho local store.
Mr. and Mrs. Stallworth have
nade ma,ny friends thtring the'it
lay In Kings Mountain. They have
uken active parts In the rivlc, boial
and religious life of Kings
dountaln and their host of friends
tore wish them .well in their move
<i tho larger city. Mr. Stallworth Is
told in high regards by officials of
ho Belk organization and his transer
to Charlotte, affords him an un*
Another northbound mall dispatch
ius been added to the service of the
Cings Mountain Host Office accord- ,
ng to an announcement from Post- j
naster AV. E. Blakely. The new dlfeitttch
will leave here each morning
y bus at 10. o'clock. The mini for f
his pouch closes at 9:40 A. M. '
ltd arrives lu Charlotte in time r
o make connection for air-niuil
suve, in all directions.
Heretofore northbound mail left n
ere at 7:20 A. M. and 3:12 P. M. C
nd the new service fills in a . gap a
hat means' much better service to- ri
lings Mountain citizens. - p
Approximately 40 enthusiastic r'
oilers and prospective goiters met
a the Town Hall last night and 1
promoted plans (cr the orgapija- c
Ion of a Country Club for Kings c
fountain. Hayne Blackmer, who e
as elected temporary Chairman, 0
xplaiued the purpose of the meet- r
sg and presided during the election c
f Temporary Board of Directors 8
oinposed of twelve members. The
members elected were: Hayne S a
tiackmer, Joe Neisler, Glee Bridges. *
, B. Keeter. Hunter Neisler. W. L.
iamseur, J. K Herndon, Fred Plonk b
'orr^ Fulton. L,. ,\V. Hamrlck, Ar- t'
old Kiser, and J. R. Davis. e
Following the general meeting the t1
loard of Directors In an after aes- *
ion elected the following officers
nd committee to serve until the (
i?rmanent officials are elected: *
'resident, Hayne Blackmer, Vice- I
'resident, Joe Noisier, Treasurer,
'red Plonk, Secretary, J. E. HernIon,
J. R. Davis was appointed to 1
eke the necessary step to secure a y
barter which Is to be a non-profit c
The Committee on By-Laws is r
leaded with J. B. Keeter as Chair- j
nan, and the following members: t
lunter Neisler, Tom Fulton, W. 1^ >
tameeur, and Glee Bridges. d
It was reported . that 66 members g
iave already Joined and fS.200 has
lready been turned (n.
Last night's organisation meeting 11
ame after several weeks of discus- 1
Ion and study by those interested
n ft Country' Clnb and golf course
or Kings Mountain. An option has
lready been secured on npproxtoately
60 aeres ot land and the
tome of the R. S. Plonk Estate on
IERVICES CONTIUE AT
'ARK-QRACE BIBLE CHURCH
The series of special Services at
he Park-Grace Bible Church are be
ng continued this. week. Good atendauce
la reported and much Iherest
is being manifested in the
?ervlces. Singing la one of the tenures
of the meeting. The hour pf
icrvice has been moved up to 7:30
CE CREAM SUPPER
Circle No. One will give an ice
:ream supper on the lawn at the
dethodlst Church Saturday atter?oon,
FOSTER'S ADDS BICYCLE
Mr. Ray boater of Foster's Shoe
Service announce*, that he haa add?d
a complete -bicycle repair departnent.
A full line of parte hae been
purchased for all makes If bicycle*.
Cyclers are Invited to bring their
bicycle trouble* to Foster's where
they' are' assured of proriTpt, efficient
SERVICE IN NEW POS
Another milestone aloi
in the history of Kings
passed. Since the beginnir
I hp ritivoiw liaun 1'
vm va?i i^VKO itU T V A
rented quarters, but begi
1910, patrons will be servi
era! Building, which stan
lhe growth and progress
the corner of Piedmont A
Mail will be put in box<
the last time Sunday. Pat
reminded to secure them ;
to avoid delay in receivin
ing. Dedication exercises
has been delayed, but will
ITORES TO BE CLOSED
According to an announcement!
com the Kings Mountain Merchants
kssociation stores will be . closed
lext Thursday, July 4, which Is a
lational legal holiday. The constituion
of the Association calls for only
hree holidays during the year,
amcly, July 4th, Thanksgiving and
ihristmas. The Executive . Secretary
isked that all members as well as
ion-members to co-operate, as far as
ossible with the closing.
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he new highway on West King
>treet..A survey has been made of
he property with respect to the
onstruction of a nine hole golf
oarse. The property has been leasd
for ten years with the privilege
>f buying" at a stipulated price. The
esidence will be converted Into a
lub house and locker rooms intailed
for use of members.
The property Is ideally located
nd experienced golfers say that
. 1th very little work It can be made
uto a course that will be one of the
les't1 In this section. Those who atended
the meeting last night were
xtremely well-pleased with the en
husiasm that was shown, and the
plrlt of co-operation that prevailed.
Charles Dilling Begins
sew Job Monday
Charles Dllllug, Town Clerk and
Ureaaurer for the past seventeen
cars, will begin his new duties as
'ounty Auditor and Tax Supervisor
n Shelby next Monday. Mr. Dllltng
ecently resigned from th$ Kings
fountain office to accept the couny
position vacated by Ray Brown,
(r. Dilling will maintain his resience.
here and comute each day to
Miss Louise Brackett Is on "trial"
D the towrn office learning the sysam
of record and bookkeeping.
Will Rogers' .
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By WILL ROGERS
ALAUl gavo Mr nusoanai
MOO HLVSIAMI A VA
^vai-vvtwtv-iM* w?v anr
woman that aerubbad for her. She
told her it waa a perfectly good
coat, but a little out of date, and
that maybe the ecrub-lady's hueband
wouldn't mind wearing it thie
winter. She handed it to the woman
on a coat-hanger made out of
wood. That night ehe bragged to
her husband about being chantable.
"I even gave her the coat-hanger,
so her man can keep kind of tidy,
But when the woman that gave
away the coat naked her acrublady
some time later about how it
fit and everything, the scrub-lady
aid, "Well ttfa all right now, bnt
my mav Juat had to take the
wooden part out of tho shoulders.
Ho says than things ain't for n
man that atoopo at his work, and
It nigh killed him tha first day ha
wore It" ;
r?-i?? r? "-i?
ng the road of progress
lountain is about to be ,
?g, of the Best Town in
eceived their mail from
nning Monday, July 1,
ed from their own, Fedds
as a monument to
of Kings Mountain at
ivenue and King Street,
ss at the old location for
,rons desiring boxes are
as soon as possible, so as
g mail in the new buildfor
the new building
be held later.
Juniors Win One
And Lose Two
Kiugs* Mountain's American Le
gion Juniors^ Journeyed to Cherry- j
ville Tuesday, where they downed
the Cherry ville Juniors by the score
of 0 to 'i.
This was the'second straight de
feat Kings Mountain has handed I
the Cherryviile'bdys. A large crowd !
of fans from Kings Mountain wero I
on hand to see the boys grub their second
win of the season. <
Forest City beat the local boys in
as slugfest 14 to 2 last Thursday In
Forest City. Saturday the Mountaineers
went to Shelby and were beaten
by their closo rivals by tho
score of 12 to 6.
Kings Mountain lias four more
games to play, all of them to be
played on the home field. Today
they meet Shelby here. Then Saturday
they meet Forest City here.
Tuesday they will tangle with Cherryville
again and Thursday they
will play Cherryville hej^in the
last game of tho season.
Sims Rites Held Monday
Funeral services were held Monday
afternoon at five o'clock at "the
A. R. P. Church for Major Young
Slmfa, 59.- w ho died Sunday afternoon
at 4 o'clock at his home here.
The Rev. R. N. Balrd and the Rev.
\V. M. Boyce conducted the service
and burial was in Bethlehem eente- i
He is survived by his wife: two
sons, Charlie aud Kverette Sims; a
stepson, Havana Davis of Lancaster. .
S. C.. five daughter Mrs. Mlias Wil- '
son, Mrs. Fred Loftiti, Mrs. Bessie
MrAbee, Miss Annie Mae and Miss
Marcellne Sims; a brother. Clayton J
aims or t/nariouc; rour sisit-rs, .n 10
Frank Henry of Belmont, Mrs. W. B
Weddlngton of Charlotte and Mrs. 1
Leila Yandle of Greensboro; and 28
Attending Scoot Camp
Some of the Boy Scouts of Troop
One are attending the Piedmont
Scout Camp above Tryon, N. C.,
this week. Those attending are L. P
Stowe, Jr., Jack Mauney. Carl layers
Billie Moss and Max Rollins. Lawrence
Patrick who is in charge of
the boys in camp writes that they
are all working bard on Scout Activities
and having a fine time.
These scouts return Saturday.
Lions To Eat At
Members of the Lions Club anO
their wives and invited guests will
meet at Bethlehem Baptist Church
next Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock
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tor mo iirpi uui-uuui hu^i ui
season. The ladles of the Church
are well-known as preparers of delicious
foods and the visitors arc
awaiting with pleasure the opportunity
of getting tbefr "bate" of country
ham, fried chicken, pie, cake, etc
The three financial institutions of
Kings Mountain, pan^ely, First
National Dank. Home Building and
Loan Association, and Kings Mountain
Building gnd Loan Association,
have mailed their soml-annual dividend
checks to stockholders. This
Information indicated the splendid
financial conditions of the three ln-i
stltntions and shows that the out'
look for business In Kings Mountain
Is very favorable.
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Witoti Litol On Vnwr Ptp*r An*
Onnt Let Vwr ItAwrtyUM
rive Cent* per copv
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Members of. the Town Council ia
v meeting huid Monday night at the
1'owu Hall hired It. N Hints as
icneral Superintendent. The motion
.?as made t>j \Y K Maundy and sec
>udwl by K. Noisier, Jr. C'ouucil-nen
%01'inv yea were \V. K. Uauntv>
..". K Noisier, and L. \V. Hamrick,
lot voting. 11. Tom Fulton. The satiry
of the new Town Official wa
'et a; $200 per month afid His duties
ire to begin:; Monday July 1st.
Mr. Ilines has had cousiderali!'*
xporienee that will enable him to
serve as Central Manager of Kings
Uouutaln. lie has a degree in Kiecrical
Engineering and has for thJ
last seven years served as Cltf ?
nunager of Hertford. N. C-. which is '
u.caud in, the northeastern part of
he . State, Mr, nines is 32 years of
ise. and is. tnai'rk'd and lias one
liild. Mr. itines expects to arrive in
Kings Mountain Sunday to begin
iiis new duties Monday.
Mr. nines comes to Kings Mountain
highly recommended by 'eittsecs
of hi- former homo. Mayor J.
It. Tlioma-son, Councilmen \V. *K.
Mauney and 1-. \V. Ham rick recently
made a trip to Hertford to personally
interview Mr. Hikes , and
townsmen who knew of his ability,
x'perionce and character.
Mayor Ulioniasson said. '?( went
til over town and talked to lots of
people, but I did not find one person
who did not speak well of Mr.
Illnes". Mr. Hines was in Kings . '
Mountain Monday,- looking the town,
over and meeting citizens and he
ox-pressed himself as being well
pleased w ith the* Best Tow n In the
Town Officials asked that citizens
o-opcrate with Mr. Hines, who will
uaiiage" the Town's affairs in a business-like
manner. Mr. Hines was
elected for this position after careful
study and thought by members
of the council. Several trips were
made and Droaoact'.ve aosUcants
The hiring ot Mr. I lines Monday
night came as the climax of a move
meat that has been "brewing" for
some time.. Since the last Town
Election, in May 1939. citizens have
shown a desire of having one
nan in complete charge of the operations
,of all the departments of
!he Town Government, under direct
supervision of the Mayor and CounL-ilmen.
Young People At
Six delegates from Central Methjdist
Church are attending the Senon
Assembly of the Western N. C.
:onference of the Methodist church
this week at Lake Junaluska. Misses
Kaehael Smith. Dorothy Harmon,
ind( Carolyn Carpenter, and three
boys. Meek Carpenter, Bon Ooforth,
and Charles A. Ooforth left Monday
morning and will return Saturday.
The Assembly is an annual meeting
of representatives of the youth organizations
for the 15 to 17 year old
Methodists in the Western half of
North Carolina. About 600 delegates
were expected to attend.)
The Young People's / Assembly a
similar conference for older young
people, meets at Lake Junaluska
next Monday. Misses Maude Plonk
and Dorothy Hoke will represent
Central Church at this gathering.
^ James Prestomj
(Opinion* Expressed in Thi* Column
Are Not Nece***rlly tti? View* of
More and more Washlngton'ans
are being impressed by the ewperl*
ences of France and England which
show so graphically the dire results
of following idealistic policies too
Americans, Washlngeontans say,
are getting realistic about national
defense. They want, and Intend to
get airplane* and ship* and ions
and trained men to make the coun
try Invulnerable to attack by a for*,
eign aggressor. ,
But the thing that worries some
Washlngtoniana Is this:
France and England have known
since about 1936, If not earlier, that
they should be preparing for a supreme
effort to defend life and lib*
erty. Had they gone to work full
speed then, with all groups cooper*
Cont'd on Editorial page)
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