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1 .jittberton. July 16.?The Border
Melt tobacco markets will open Auk.
.'0, a? orUinally set. unci will not
receive an earlier opening date, ac> j
cording to informaticyi received here
today by K. M. Biggs, local tobacco
L l^uiDbet'on from t'otiou Hd Smith,
l'i ted States Senator from South
' a Durham. July- 16.?Klection of ofTi
?era and action on committee reports
were the main items on to lay's
program of the annual greeting
of the North Carolina branch or
ihr> National League of District
WrlghtaviUe Bea^hr^July 16. ?
Now developmeuts in plumbing
industry with particular reference
to., low-coat housing will be discussed
at the annual convention of the
North Carolina Association of
Plumbing and Heating Contractors
here July 25-27.
Columbia. S. C? July 16.?Fearing
a rate war. the State Public Service
Commission has asked the Interstate
Commerce Commission to. Investigate
before irderidg further re
ductlons in rail rutes on gnsciine
moving into the interior from South
Tile Southern Freight Service Bu
. r?au recenuv peuuonea tne K'C
to approve proposed new rales of
approximately seven and a half
. cents a 160 ounds. The present rate
is 10 cents. The Commission recent
ly promulgated, a scale of rates for
motor sarrlers of petroleum in the
state based on a gasoline charge.
Hampton. S. C., July 16.?Allendale,
Augusta. Qa. Fairfax and Beau
fort were honored today at the.
Hmptton - Vamville watermelon fefe
tlval, which opened yesterday.
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Raleigh; July 16.?North Carolina's
population apparently increased
more than 400.000 between 1930
and 1940. an unofficial compilation
based on preliminary reports from
66 counties indicate.
Washington. July 16.?Brigadier
Oenoral Francis W. Honeycutt. now
commanding Fort Stotsenberg in
'the Philippines, has been designated
by the war lepartment to cofh
mand the ninth division being or
ganlzed at Fort Bsagg. N. C. and
will sail for the United States soon.
Charlotte. July 16.?Charlotte, Co
lumibia and Charleston, three key.
cities of the Carolines, will soon he
connected by a new air-line that
win rorm a HUE in America s aviation
aysteen. T%e now Un?, to be Op
erated by State Air Lines, Inc., will
offer a non schedule service not to
be found elsewhere In tbe world.
Yadklnvllle, July 16.?The Yadkin
county beard of commissioners accepted
yesterday an offer of the
city of High Point tb pay 976,000 for
tbe eounty home property and high
way rights of way affected by High
Point's 96.600,000 bydroelctrtc project
on the 'YCdltte river.
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AS I look back on it, It seema to m
?ki. .tARf .(KM T ?
i repeatedly"" statecf before, I do not tl
: when it possesses merits.
It is Mti forth that daring Um
Union Army wu taking a stroll aloi
a^dM^mu and Um
latter wae mo red to mUida ham
"Unde," he aaid,^ydi know, d
and the Babe ia largely on year ic
"Yaaiah, dafa what I done hm
"Witl, you crsee>te hare year
?I 'gpeetg j -(1000.*
"Than why areflt you hi the a
The negro stiaUhed his head i
"Boss, he said, at.length, "d!
orer a bona?"
Yea, many a time."
"Wall, war do bonnftgfatfa'r
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Toronto, July If.?A Federal gov
| eminent ruling that men married at
u-r .lul.v lo will be ronikierfid single
for military purposes was followed
by a rush of young To ron ton la us to
the marriage license here today.
a reoord business. The ruling was
Under Ontario marriage laws, how
ever, throe days inust elapse between
the * tssuanee of a license and
the ceretony; so tliose who obtained
licenses today will not he able
to be married In time to be classed
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<m in(ii i ivvi iui iiiuuuizaiiuu purpu<
New York, July lf>.?Dr. S. Adolphus
Knopf. 82. authority on tuber
culosls and a founder of the National
Tuberculosis Association, died
During 40 years as a leader In
the fight against the disease, be
wrote 410 books and pamphlets on
Missoula, Mont. July 16.?A horse
pack train toiled through dense tim
ber today t? recover the body of an
ainplane pilot killed tf'hile on firefighting
duty and to bring his injured
companion to a waiting rescue
Chet Derry of Grand Coulee.
Wash., after dropping by parachute
from the aiplane that located fhe
crashed plane, reported, by portable
radio larf night that Robert Marlcich,
26. Missoula manager for Northwest
Atrtlnes was killed m the
crash and his co-pllot, Dell Clabaugh.
of Missoula, was l^pdly hurt.
Hone ICnnif. .Tulv Ifi?TIk? T-lnni*
Kong Colonial Government annouti
ced today that several vessels would
;.rvive at Manilla in a few days to
pick up nearly 4,000 British women
and children taken , there two weeks
ago In a compulsory evacuation
from Hong Kong.
They will be taken to Australia.
Houg Kong authorities have not
ailranged flu rather compulsory evacuation
but continue to urge departure
of all who have the means.
Washington. July 16.?The three
little Baltic nations ? Latvia. Be
ton (a and Lithuania ? have been
added to the list of European- ha
tions whose assets in the United
States have been "frozen" to forestall
President Roosevelt issued a proo
tarnation last night impounding the
American holdings or the countries,
now virtually under Russian domina
tion. Officials indicated the purpose
was to prevent any "transfer" of the
asset? to the Soviet.
Johannesburg, Union of South Africk,
July 16.?John George Howard
87, who hid Winston Churchill in a
mine pit for three days In 1191 after
Britain's Prime Minister escaped
frbm a prisoner's camp in the Boer
War, died today. He helped Churchill
flee by train to Portuguese ter
rltory, concealed in balee of wool.
nd the World
N S. COBB
e I've been hearing- various versions
I a babe in arms. But, as I have
hink age should bo a bar to a yarn
> Chrfl War a mar officer la the
1C the road ia Virvtaia when ha mot
in eon reflation. The ancient darky
he Northerner's fiwdaw that the
lont you, that this war bet wow us
*rd 'em sayfreedom,
Id ymi ew see two dawg* flfhtio'
KINGS MOUNTAIN. N. C. THUR
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Tlie annual series of Sunday ev-|
ening union services sponsored by
five Kings Mountain churches will
j -begin with a service at Boyce Me(rial
A. It. P. Church Sunday evening
j July 21. at 8 o'clock Rev. H. C.
Sprinkle, Jr.. pastor of Central
Methodist Church will he the preacher.
Because of a request for n countywide
religious service In connection
with the celebration of the Cleveland
County centennial the last Sunday
in August, the Klncs Mountain
Ministers Association has rearranged
the schedule for the union service*
July 21. union service at 8 P. M.
Boyce Memorial A. R. P. Church.
Rev. H. C. Sprinkle, Jr . preacher.
July 28. union service at 8 P. M.
In First Baptist church. Rev. P. D
Patrick, preacher. August
4, unloli service at 8 P. M.
In Central Methodist church. Rot.
R. N. Eaird preacher.
August 11. tnlon service at 8 P. M
in First Presbyterian rhurch, Rev.
L. B Hamm, preacher.
August 18. unon service at 8 P. M
at St Matthew's Lutherhn chft;eji.
Rev. A. G. Sargeant. preacher.
August 26, county-wide union ser
vice at Shelby Fair Grounds, preach
er and time to be announced.
J. T. Davidson, prominent citizen
of Kings Mountain. Med at his home
hero last night at 11: IS. Mr. David*
on had been to declining health for
a long time and had been confined
to bis bed during , the Immediate
past. His death, though expected,
came as a shock to hie family and
Mr. Davidson was born In York
County, 8. C., the son of the late
Capt. and Mrs. Rob(*kt Davidson,
and would have been 85 year of age
this coming August 1.
Mr. Davidson had been an Klder
in the First Presbyterian Church
for a long number of years.
Surviving are his widow, and six
children: Mrs. Ethel Randall, of "the
Oak Grove section; Vester Davidson
of Chicago; Mrs. J. B Harmon of
Greenville, 8. C.; Carl Davtdson and
(Htfbert Davidson, of Kings Mountain;,
and one son. Frank Davidson,
hy a former marriage, of Ninety
Six, 8. C.
As we go-to press funeral arrangements
are Incomplete. but
probably will be held sometime Friday.
TO HOLD ANOTHKR
m>? Kings Mountain Holiness
Prayer Band will conduct another
service Saturday evening on Western
Front out on the street near
Oaffney Barber Shop, beginning at
S P. M. The Prayer Band extends to
1 the public a hearty welcome to
these services. (
8DAY, JULY 18, 1940
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RED CROSS DRIVE LIKELY
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Red Cross Officials report that .1
$330./5 was taken in from the free c
will drive made last Saturday to ae- I
cure funos for the war relief in Eu- (
rope. It was also announced that I
$21.00 had been oversubscribed In '
the first driva conducted several <
weeks ago which would counton the (
second quota of $400.00. This would
bring the total amount to $351.76.
Four boxes left at the mills for con- (
tributlqn have not been secured and ^
it was thought by those In charge
of raising the fund that when these ,
boxes are received that the nsces- (
sary $48.75 to put the drive over the (
top would be secured. However, if t
anyone failed to contribute last Saturday
or desires to do a "little
more," all contributions will be kind
ly received. Mrs. Ruth Gamble, Ex- \
ecutive Secretary, will be glad to ac- .
cept any amount if she is notified. "
In't Trustee To Speak
To Kiwanis - J
Mr. Ralph C. Barker, of Durham. "
newly elected Trustee of Kiwanls
International, will be the guest
speaker at the weekly, meeting -to
be held this evnhlng in the Wo< t
man's .Club Building. Mr. Barker la1 j
cne of the 12 Trustees who serve ^
(ho United 9tates and Canada, and c
his appearance In kings Mountain j
is a distinct honor to the club and r
President Ledd Ham rick, who "met
Trustee Barker, "at the Minneapolis
Convention la very anxions for all '
members to be present for the meet y
Ing. Visitors from both the Shelby
and Oastonia Clnbs will be here to
bear and meet International Trust- c
ee Barker. '
By WILL SOGERS
THE tourists havent been swarming
across the ocean so much
the last few weeks, they aay. Too '
much ocean, maybe. Anyhow, there c
was one maiden lady from Indiana "
that was oh one of the big liners, i
they tell me, and she didn't know
much about the kind of talk they ,
user at sea. Bat aha was going to ]
at her moaey's worth oat of tho J
p, and aha waa sot an interviewing
the captain. She aays to a
steward. "Say, I want to talk to
the captain. Wheeell I And him?"
"He's forward, madarrve," aays
"Wail," say* the maiden lady,
kinds sharp like, "I doat care how
forward he la, I'm going to talk
to him anyhow t Pre handled a lot
of forward reran y mon in my time, '
end if youll hut kindly toll mo 1
where to ted no ceptein maybe 1 <
wont toll him whet you boon aayiny
D. M. Baker
SO Year Maso
EN MINUTE PARKING
MEAR P. O. Kl
Chief of Police Jimmy Burn* put u
ip signs yesterday morning calling 1i
ost Office and on Piedmont Ave. j j.
(long side of the building will be[ |,
imlted to ten. minutes. til
This ordinance, is in keeping with
ther cities, which will show every
istron ample time to not only get .|(
heir mail but look over it, before
he ten minutes is over, and at the \
uime time not allow any car to mo- (
iQpolize the parkinq space near the
requently used building. .p
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Lions Committee I
Lions ("lull Committee Clutirinait T
or the coming year were uunounoed f)
.1 the meeting held Tuesday even- A
ng in Central Methodist Church. 11
/Utiles of the church served a* dell- T
:ious fried chicken dinner to the ft
lub members. Liou President Tom S;
Pulton presided during the meeting p
md read the list of Committee
tends. Club Secretary Carl Mauney
xplained the duties of the different S
The committee chairmen named
vere as follows: Attendance. C. 11.
dcDantel; Constitution and By-Laws ^
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lonn uaveny; Lions extension (new
lubs), W. L. Plonk; Finance. C. C.
Sdens; Lloas Education. Paul Mc- S<
Jtnnis; Membership. F- C. Roberta: ,H
Jrogram and Entertainment, Hayrood
E. Lynch; Publicity, Rev. H. JK
\ Sprinkle. Jr..; Blind Work. C. P. r
Boys and Girls Work. Paul Heud- Si
icks; Citizenship and Patriotism, ec
leorge Mauuey; Civic Improvement, Wl
J. H. Biser; Community Betteruent.
C. C. Oates; Education. Chas.
rhotnasson: " Health and Welfare, A
)on Blanton: Safety, J. T. Jolly: ^
bulletin Editor, Luther Cansler; w
Assistant Bulletin" Editor. . Jacob *'
Worker's Council Of t
Central Methodist Church al
The Workers' Council of Central
dot hod is t Church will meet on Moo vj
lay evening. July 22. at 8 P. M. All
hurch schiol officers and teachers
ncluding class officers, assistant
md substitute teachers. ati<l other ^
Yorkers are expected to atteud.
A program of inspirational talks
,nd 'discussion of church school 1
dans has been arranged, and a waennelon
feast wilt follow the meet
ng. B. 8. Peeler, genera* superinten "
lent of the church school, nrlll be
ihalrman of the meeting, and the E
loard of Education will provide tbo a
dR6. MYERS NOW .. ?
Mrs. Verta Short Myers Is now dt
:onnected with The Kings Mountain R
ierald, in charge ' of subscription r?
oliecttona. Mrs. Myers is the dau;hter
of City Polioeman and Mrs.
L C. Short. Anyone desiring to retew
or begin taking The Herald are
isked to contact Mrs. Myers or call
AGLES BEING REMODELED . j
Eagle's 5c and 10c Store is under
;oing extensive remodeling. The
tld double front has been torn out
md a modern single entrance is be .
The property belongs to the J. O. ^
lord estate and it la understood
hat approximately $5,000 will be
pent modernising the building. The
luilding is to be made longer and 1
ndidect lighting will be installed in ni
he new display windows.
tCiser House w
Lightning struck the Kiser rest- til
fence during the electrical storm T1
tare Tuesday afternoon about 3:00 cc
P. M. A radio in one of the apart- ss
nents In the house was badly damiged
and plastering was knocked ci
>ff (he wall* lo several piacos. i eie di
>hnnes In several of tbe homes in m
he same neiithborhood was put out s<
>f commission by tbe lightning. si
Fire Chief Grady King made an
nvoetlgatlon, mut the flra depart- tt
aent was not called ont. - ,
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Don't Lot Your Subscription
PIVC CENTS PER COPY .
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D. M. I taker.. President of tha
lr*t National Hank ami on?! of
lugs Mountain's oldest residents,
111 be presented with .1 fib year c?f.
tliute tor continuous membership
id service In the May.ii t-Vy^
iy e\eiiinK,tn the* Woman's Club ,
LliKliitK at b I'. Si Wives of ltieill
>rs of Fulrvitf* la aim- No- H3b will
present for the 'occasion's:
A. Crouse. Master of Toe Lodgo
ltioum'ed that 10 I,. Weathers.
I trie Deputy Grand Master of Shel
> will he present for tTre tm porta til
eel ink 4iiid dinner.
V. I>. HfMndoti will preside as
Hesides the presents! h>n of tha
i year award, the .following wilt !>a
resented with 25 year certificates,
111 eh is toi unusually large nuinbe*
M a town tut' sue or-King* Moua?
l)r. J. iv Amhofty, A. II. Cobb, C.
. Comwi ll. /. F. ('ran fori, .1 , R.
uyjs; M I.. Hnrmon. T. A. Harmon
rthur Hay, J. B. Herndon. P. O.
ertidon. Itr Baxter It. Hunter. O.
. King. G. B. Modena, O. C. O'Kar>H.
B. M. Ormand, J. AT. Patterson
;un It Sutler, It. R Wlllelird, W.
I<ogan. Dr. B. P. Maker,
couts Return From
Four Boy Scotits, Ray Bridges,
'llson Bedford. Charles Wilson and
oy Smith, led by their Scoutmasr
H. C. Wilson and Assistant
ootmaster O. D. MsDanlel return
1 Tuesday evening from a twelve
ly trip to the National Seout Camiree
In t'immarU>u? Now Mexico,
he'scouts and wouters lived ia
pical scout stylo on the trip, camp
g out tn the open air each night,
applies and equipment were packI
on a trailer and each night camp
The group went via Tennessee,
rkunsas, Oaklahotnu, Texas aud
ew Mexico, itnd the return trip
as via Old Mexico, l-ouisiana, Mia
ot.vrvl * * A loVamd LMn..id.,
/\iawauiu, r iui iiki, v uiuumu
eorgta and South Carolina.
The first stop of the travelers afr
they arrived back in the Beat
own in the State whs at the Herd
office, to relale interesting ex- *
?rienees of the trip.
The troop number 4 Js sponsored
intly by the Grace Methodist
hurch and the Phenix Mill.
When asked what on tlva entire . ,
ip was the most interesting to the
jys they replied in unison, "Billy
e Kid Museum' in New Mexico.
The bpys are to write a report of
lelr trip and turn them into their
outmasters. and the highlights of
te Journey will be published In a'
ter issue of They Herall.
AUGHT HERE ,
Ed Bailey, who escaped from the
aston County Jail about midnight
?t Sunday, along with three other
isonera, was captured _?ere Monty
by Gaston County Sheriff Clyde
ohlason. Bailey was awaiting trial
r abandonment and non-support.
Opinions Expressed in This Column
Are Not Neceaaarlly the Views of
The nation may consider itself
rtuoate ehat at long last the prob
in of national defense is being
okel at realistically. . ,
In recent years, tile county has
me along blithely spending milcms
and even billions on the army
id navy, but without any realiseon
of what "it meant and without
iy understanding of what a modu
war would be like.
Only a few weeks ago, people
ere talking about filling the skies
1th fifty thousand airplanes and
le horsons with thousands of tanks
bey seemed to think the nation
tuld get those things by simply
lying it ought to have them. <
f?o bill after bill was passed, de eeing
that national defense should
3 increased, snd appropriating the
oney for It. But some folks still
wmed to think that airplanes and
X4>s grow on trees or something.
wow, jioweTer, mey arn reaming
lat H Ii I bigger Job than that.
Cont'd on Editorial page)
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