VOL. 32 NO. 80
State And N
Dec. 14.?A constitutional
njk".<lmeni firt/idding the'
> , United States to declare war unless'
the people arpproved in a national
referendum gained additional sup
porter* lu Congress Uxktv.
Tlurec representative* signed a pe
titioo to force a House vote on the
amendment. This brought the total
number of signers to 208?only 10
short of tih? figure necessary to
make the petition effective.
Hollywood, Dec. 14.?Sidney Lanfleld,
director of Son)a Henle's mo-!
tkm pictures, "One In a Million" and I
"Thin Ice,' was taken to a hospital
today suffering from lung congestion
his physician said might, develop
into pneumoxtta. v.,
Washington, Dec. 14.?The haste
with which Japanese spokesmen
Sutned .redponsHbHllty and pledged
fullest reparations for the destruction
of the American gunboat To my
allayed any alarm that a war crisis
between the two governments was
London, Dec. 14,?A Heuters (Bri-^
ttfcih) nows agency* dispatch from
Pefphrg today aald that three American
missionaries were believed to
have been slain utter leaving Shouy
ang, on the Shaml railway, Dec. It:.
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tar uuee were mr. ana Aire. aiva
Harsh and a Miss Nohcr, addresses
Washington, Doc. 14.?Tfce Federal
Reserve board clarified Its rules to
day to assure banks that If they
lend money to house-holders to finance
purchase ctf household equipment
and other consumers' goods,
the notes are eligible for discoum t*.
the Federal Reserve b&nke.
The ruling clarifier precious dls
oount regulations applying to fl'
nance companies and Installment-financing
, - Washington, Dec. 14.?A bomb
v.a3 expoded tn the Senate today by
Senator Reheat R. Reynolds over the
taking ?tf the. aunboet Faoay in the
Yangtze river in China by the Japaneee.
The Semate henl hardly settled
down to bustofias at rvoon. before
. ' / ' the Tar Heel aotcn gained the floor
Bnd demanded that American ships,
gunboats, and other craft be withdrawn
from the war . zone. This
started a long discussion which flar
ed at one time or another duriug the
Kansas City. Doc. 14.?A Ford
limn um'K ?aa HUVIIVU aiiu u kiuui>
of men armed with brickbats was dla
. persed by Ehertflrs deputies today
es work continued at the Ford t?ss'Wbly
plant, where the United Automobile
Workers of America called
a strike Friday. ,
Waehhugtonv Dec. 14.?Senator
George of Georgia took fellow Democrats
to task today, declaring that
instead of restricting the production
of crops they should stick to fundamental
doctrines of the party.
He thundered to an attentive ring
of senator to take advantage of the
"best opportunity In many years"
and make the qpw farm bill an example
of legislation against "special
Little Rock. Ark., Dec. >4.?Sending
seven year old Billy Joe Cole
.. . man back to his mother and father,
the Arkansas Supreme Court declared
today that .natural parents will
not be dented th'elr child because
?n? nthpr Mnan la twilling an-1
able to give it hotter advantages.
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A Seeker Aft
TMMEDIATELY following the hi:
thai, in New York, the papers
members of the uniformed police
of the Hotel Metropole in order (
without interruption. <
A night or two after the kill!
em awning post opposite the Met
V patrolman came by and ordered hi
"Very weV," said the weary
Pd like to ask you a civil ques-n 11
"Well, what la It?" demand*
"Who you fellers flxHi' to ah*
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Wilmington. Dec. 4.?A man beltuv :
a? C- * * "' - '
ru iu uc jja'k iwrain, ni;r i. wasit
Turner, reaped North Caiollnu convict,
wua wcuvied In running gun
battle with officers tcnight, but n
companion, DdeotuHed bv a highway
o>at, ,-5*ir '.? cu Mill Pqy.^oi Icr.ig nought
The n?n whose s:alp was punctured
?.nd Ilia skull fractured* by a
bullet during a high sliced autumn-!
Idle chase with officers, said from n
hospital bed that he was alone.
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Gas'onla. Dec. 14.?Former Governor
Max Gardner of Washington,
D. C., will be' the principal speaker
at the annual dinner meeting of the
dinner meeting of the Gaston la
Chamber of Ccmnnerce here January
27, It was announced today b??ecrotary
W. Grady Gaston.
Sanatorium, Dec. 14.?There were
2,104 deaths among North Curollnl- .
ana in 1936 of nil fcrrns of tubercU'
lewis, according to the 'final tabulakloim
.of the State Board of Health.
| The disease caused 139 more deaths..
In 1936 than In 1935. The Increase, al1
so noted In the figures for the o..
tire nation, authorities believe, la
idue to the cumulative effect of thi
New Bern, Dec. 14.?"1 will not be'j
.i 4>mi) to uie parsing or any puni- J
| live Irritation predicated upon prejudice
against the Sou.'j," declared
Representative Graham A. Barden 1
here this week-end. In speaking of 1
the pending wages and hours legla-j '
latlon, for it wopld only tend to ere !
rate leittployniem and make bad;
CTaatcnia, Dec. 14.?W. C. Hall, of
Bessemer City, was free under $l?>n
liond today after hto arrest by Tni - ,
ancy Officer W. A. Mhlgeu on chars;
es of violating' the State's school law
by refnsfeig to send his school-age
children to school.
TgH. DfC 14. ?Methcds of wlp
Ing out Illiteracy in North Carolina
were dlscunped at a conference here
I ipday <of\ cpilttfy and city superintend
i ents cf education from the 10 units
eoopettaitiifg In the State adult educa
) lion program.
Weldon. Dee. 14.?Fire destroyed
n Warehouse cf the \V. T/ Shaw,
Knitting mill 'here "ttiaiy, together'
with. itp ccntcn-ts of cotton and cot*'
, ten wrste. Officials did not reveal
the money loss.
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Raleigh, I)ec. 14?The Utilities
commission took under advisement
! today applications of the Atlantic
Greyhound Bus Lines and the Smo-j
ky Mountain Stages to increase cer,
tain Intrastate bus fares in North
Rocky Mount, Dec. 14.?A man po
lice Chief O. P. Hedgepeth booked \
as I^ta Mcintosh. eacati>ed Georgia I
desperado, was under heavy ' guard
In a hospital here today. t_|
MCIntaah was shot In a fight from;
Rocky Mount officer? Saturday nlgnt|
He attempted t6 Jump from a patrol
oar ehroute to the police station.
Raleigh. Dec. 13.?Governor Hoey
said today he was hot ye4 ready to
. announce a successor to Capus M.
WaynQrk, who leaves the $6,000 a
year prat of state director of pur-j
chare and oontract Wednesday to1
[ become executive editor of the High
tH/1 fl?A \V 7A?al #1
4iiu utc wuiiu
IN S. COBB
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storic murder of the gambler, Rosenwere
full of stories to the effect that
force had cleared the street in front
he atsastlns might pot their victims
ng, a very tired man was clinging to
ropole, in Forty-third street, when a
im to move on.
one thickly. "Very well, ossifer; but
i the policeman,
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Christmas Play To Be
Miss Mary Frances Hord. DramIt
Teac-hci* of Kings Mountain wi
present her Jack and Jill Players i
?n entertaining Christmas Pla
',C!\ cphet^s /Otrphf?nav this evet
Ing at the High Soool auditoriun
The play was written by Jean Lc
Latham, and is said to be one of th
most interesting for the Christmr
The following will take part i
I he play:
Mary Ann?Jean Hord
Clem?Blllfo Boyce -4
Mrs. Holmes^-Nlna Putnam
Mrs. Chesterton, her sifter?Elis
Whippet, Keeper of the poor fan
Mrs. SI idi?Marjorle Hord
M,iss Martin?Mary Frances Ligc
Mrs. Beridow?Lillian Moss
Mrs. James>?Julia Herndon
Miss Carroll?Mary Frances Ti
Mrs. Barnes?Lal^faye Sides
The following 'are members of tl
Stage manager ? Wilburn Willi
Electrician ? Hal Allen
Property manager ? Billy Uei
Costumes ? Naomi Edens
Business manager ?Charles Tho
House manager ? Buren Neiil
Marsha 11 a tor >orfght'p pojtforr
mice are: Qlorta. GomiweU", Mell
Keller, Bill Davie and Eld gar Coop*
Miles and Earnest, "The Maun*
Twine", will render several music
"'Choirs of God" will be present*
by Deota Huise Black, and Fav Pe
land will give a reading.
Members of the chorus are as f<
lews: Frances Stewart, Helen Fa;
Cash, Mary Julia Pollock, Vera PI
fer.oSora Hentdon, Dorothy Hayc
Juanlta Hudspeth, Emely Dee Ash
Eollne Keeter, Naomi Edns.
Chief Issues Warning
About Fire Crackers
Chief of Police, Jimmy Burns, h
issued- a warning to everyone abc
shoettng fire crackers in Kin
Mountain, and especially in the bi
ChJfe Burn guys If fire crack*
must be shot, to shoot them on t
premises of thq individual and 1
in tbe streets.
Chief Burns asks the cooperatl
rf the parents to see that fire era
era are not taken away from hoi
as many children are Injured ev<
year from this so-celled fun.
Christmas Holidays bejeln Frit)
December 17th, and lasts throj
Now Year's, Monday, January I
The two full weeka will be enjo
by both tbe children and <teacho
The out-of-tows teachers are p'
nln* to return to their reaped
homes tor the,holidays.
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THURSDAY. DSC. IS. 1S37
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B. S. Peeler Heads 1
Red Cross j,
i. Mr. B. 8'. Peeler. local lumberman. j,
II was elected Chairman of the Chap-.,
n try cif the American Red Cross for, .
r/tbc coming year at the annual meet- .
jnjj; held last Thursday evening fol '
, ' lowing the Men's Club Supper at the
0 Woman's Club building. Mrs. C. K.
,r> Neisler, past Chairman. was First .
Vice President. and Mrs: Frank
j Summers was elected Second Vice
in ^President. Mrs. P. Q. Ratterree was .
re flected Treasurer, and Mrs! Grady
King, elected Secretary- ' j 1
Former Resident Of \}
"Kings Mountain Dies ]
Funeral services for Carlson- S.
Hedrick, were held at the Baptist t
churo-t In Clover last Friday after- I
, r.oon and interment made in the Clo-1 1
ta'.ver. A short service .was held at his' *
; late residence cn the Tuckaseege
m road. Charlotte, before leaving for 1
i Clover. Rev. Raymond l.<ong, pastor'|
of Enderly Park Baptist Church.'
>n ' Charlotte, and Rev. Ernest Co\, pas-, i
i ter cf Clover Baptist church were
I In charge of the services. j?
d- Mr. Hedrick. who was a former <
police chief: in Kings Mountain, and
wl'vt his family lived here for sever- i
ie ul years, is survived by his widow, ]
j Mrs. Lillie Hedrick, three son.--, i
to George, Irwin and C. 3.. Jr., all of
. Charlotte: three daughters, Mrs. El- ;
ie "ter Began of Kings Mountain; Mrs
David Mauldwin and Miss Anna
Belle Hedrick, both of Charlotte. j 1
m Mr. Hedrlck's death came follow ]
ing a short illness and was a great,
shock to his many friends and rela
;rl Pageant To Be Presented !
?y ? ,
al . A pageant, "As With Gladness
Men of. Old," will be presented in the .
;(j [ Fellowship Hal' of the First Presby- J
u_| terian church Sunday evening at (
7:30, under the direction of Mrs. J. (
C. Nickels. Chairman of Christian1 ,
>1- Education and Ministerial Relief. . -j
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By WILL HOGSRS
ft, T GUESS tLey still use switches
iut A on the school kids in some parts
of the world. I've read something
K like that now and then, although
U8' I'd supposed they'd stopped licking
I kids at school a long time ago.
srs Anyhow, I heard about a boy
_ that waan t very good in school. He
cam* bom* terrible seared one
night and told his mother he didn't
want to go back to school any more.
When the mother asked him what
Xap, be says. ''Well, I don't
getting slapped or whipped
L.y by the principal once in a while,
h < Bat there was a couple of workmen
ever at the school when I came
- - pome tonight, and I heard one of
fed them tell the teacher that they was
rs. ordered to pat in an electric switch
Ian. in *he hall. Ordinary switches don't
hart orach, hat I'm afraid of an
electric switching, and I hint gp1
fag to risk ltP
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Heard At VI
'resbyterian Church jal
Kev \V K Price. rf Nankin*. Q
7T_"-: vr'-iL ji* r?n in'ti ir i* "w
irctiu, ?it( the ?im akft at iW I re*
ll?ti?ii church last Sumliij at bcth <
lornlriK and .evening .services. K"
lt? v. Mr lie.' has been esgngcd ' ">
> Christian Kduuiiun -work in I'hl- r?tJi
it lor tin |?ast It years. uiid in his 1
ilka til the Presbyterian church the
utiday, *ive much Interesting firs'*. Tri
Jl'd ii..oi inatkn oil th. iirisi'in urn. the
The following excerpts from an ar- t'bl
clt written by He v. Mr. Price, for J
te Washington Post," under the tap- on
on, "A failed China Confronts J;, nnj
m>" are of intense interest: ligl
"The tension which has led up to I
te piesent conflict bejhin with the Chi
ccupati'jn of. Manchuria by the Ja- ttvt
anese .army in Since that flee
tne, to the people tf China ;-nd ail da\
iends of China, the story seems to ]
e one of continuous. aggrcssC ns if
ad violations of all treaty ttgreo-, bei
touts and pt uiciples'-of ir.ternatloual Thl
iw." i brl
"One of the sadd<st pdrts of * the wil
hole picture, is the ignorance of bef
te Japanese people regarding rc-j
snt progiess In China, the real sit-' *
ation between the two nations, and rl
?e way in which the army has fore- J-*j
tl Japanese government policy upon
te continent. Sooner or later the' ?]
ruth will penetrate Japan and her Kit
plendid people will condemn th.-'-t0
tad military adventures whith are jno
ringing ruin to Asia and are wreck cat
;g the peace of the world." ; grr
He v. Mr. Price concluded by say- stc
ttg that the issues are of inpmeti- ^
ptW, significance to.the-whole world pj,
n<l quotes the following prophetic del
ta t em en t of a noted educator moral ,
lian a year ago: Tr
"China is convinced that bv strug Lo
ding toward political unification .jo
nd all needed internal reforms as wj|
n independent state she- is taking n.
unrightful place in the family ot 3
rations and contributing most ef- yi
ectiyely toward peace in Eastern jp,
isia, I l.a
Itev. Mr,- Price was heard by a jn^
arge congregation from Kings Moun
ain,' Gaslcuia, Bessemer City and an
Isewhere. ; aI1
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iVhite Christmas At to
The Sunday school of St Mat':o
hews I.ttthcran Church,is preparing' B
or a White Christmas program to
)c- given in the Parish Building this
?unday, Dec. 19th. at 6:00. .
The y On tig people of the Luther vii
League will give the White Pageant id
At His Altar." Both vested choirs at
vi 11 lead in the singing of diristmas Ki
arols. During the presentation of A:
while gifts to b,; used lor others in
.ach class and crganl&afion will pr ti,ent
their gifts, sending them to the
Altar by gift bearers, Artkles for
fie Low titan Home, the. Orphan
IB inc. and for Christmas baskets to f<
local families. ! '-"i
The public is cordially invited 10 to
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Rev. J. E. Berry hill
i I nt
Funeral services for Rev. Joseph
E. Rerryhill, fonner pastor of the vj
Presbyterian Church at Kings Moun:aln,
whre held at Steele Creek Pres
t>yterlan church, Mecklenburg coun
y, Sunday afternoon. q.
Honorary palllbearers included
members of the Chari|otteSMeeklen-j
hurg Ministers' Association and .
live pall-beaTers were chosen from 3
family connections. The services
were conducted by ministers who
tad been closely associated with the,
Death came to Rev. Mr. Berryhill ^
rather suddenly early Friday morning.
following the recurrence of a 10
heart attack suffered earlier in the
News of hts passing came as a
great shock to former parishioners
and friends in Kings Mountain ns he
had taken an active part In the dedication
of the new Presbyterian ehur
< h here, on the previous Sunday and
he, and his wife. In company with
others from outof-town were lunch-,
eon guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joe
7 .i?m son.
Rev. and Mm. Berryhill were pop*!
ular among members of all denominations,
during their ?tay in Kings fc
Mountain where they lived from 1915 b
until 19J8 during which time -he ?er-( v
ved. as pastor of the - Kings Mountain',
Bessemer City add Long Creek h
Presbyterian churches. ' | L
During the World War he served v
for a short time as Superintendent! a
of the City Schools, filling out the b
unexpired term of Mr. Frank Orr, i
who resigned to enter the nrray.
SPnce giving up regular pastoral v
work. Rev. and Mr*. Berryhill have <J
resided In Charlotte. t
Among those from this section I
who attended the funeral service*, :
were Mr. and Mra. ' Joe Thomson, i
Mrs. J. C. Nickels and Miss Jette i
RIVE CENTS PER COPW
loliday Color ?1
xaTwrg-Crcwds ? a
hristmas color mid dot-oration* in
;* Mnn,n tin lire tltrsrilslu erf j
Idolits vf Tlio llrKt T' 'mi In. tb<? '
i'.o mill sum ending ccmnttiuitle*.
rh't- brlllintu lights oti th. trt*?*U J
b'eauti.'ulU ili i oi.iii-d ( in -tniii; I
ms-III front of the Town llall. and "T
' ninny.a I w in low displays of i' H
rchants have exueed much favor* 1
L> biilfiitiul areas art; also taking
the. holiday atmosphere us lawns !
I trees and -porches are bedng
litetl with miilt;(-colored designs. J
'ostSl otlU-ialB reported that i H
ristmas mailing is beginning to 1
*11 and Is expected to be of over* -j
ivlng proportions in just a few j
s. ' |
Merchants have lieen feeling the 'H
set of stimulated trade and are
tig forced to add new- helpers, i I
Is week end Is expected to be the
skest since early fall. A climax ! H
I be reached next week, the week '
ore Christmas. '
nancial Institutions To I
The three financial Institutions of . 3
ags Mountain will pay divtdenas.fl I
their stockholders for the last six
nths.of 1037. One of the best iudllons
that business is on the ,up
ide is dividends from financial -1
Mr. B. S. Nelll! Cashier of the ..-B,
*8t National . Bank, mailed dtvkfl I
id checks to stockholders today.
\. H. Patterson, Secretary' and j
easurer of the Home Building and * 1
asi^ Association announced dlvK j ;
nd <hecks for the stockholders 9 !
II be placed In the mails Monday 1
cember 20th. I
Mr. J. C. Lackey. Secretary and | !
casurer < f tin- Kings Mountain > H
ildlng anil Leon Association, now 1
s dividend checks ready for mall- J |
C Monday, December 20th.
The checks will bo received In j!
lple time for Christmas shopping.!!
d will come as welcome to the
-ek'.ioldrrs as Satila Claus' comes |
the little folks,.
Irs. John Lemaster I
.Puifcral services ^for Mrs. John J
'in&Bter. age 43. ' of Swannanoa, 1
fo of a former Kings Mountain res j
ent were held Monday afternoon,9
the Weslevan Methodist church. 1
lugs Mouiitaiin. with Rev. Earl J
; nii'Tov..?, ' (lastionla. in charge.*
riTim-nt was made . in Mountains
>t re nu-tery.
Mrs Remaster died Saturday J
e.ht In an Asheville hospital.
Sur\'v'":x are tin; it us band and the ij
Hewing children: ^Sara, Nancy, J .
to, Mary Alice anil Robert Rem as-a
r, nil cf Swannanoa. Mrs. Romas- 'a
r's father and mother. Mr. and |
rs. George Swift, of Swannannoa, jj
A large number of friends and rel j
Ivea from Asheville, Swannanoa,
istonia. Ressether City and Kings J
ountain attended the funeral ser- 1
tationed Here I
Highway Patrolman F. C. Hill,: j
is been trassforred from Shelby to J
fngs Mountain and now make his 9
adqunrters hero, patrolman Hill !|
is secured quarters In the Fire 1
atlon located on the second floor J ;
the now Town Hall. State Officer 1
ill will patrol highways in and a> fl
und Kings Moustaln.
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by JameS Preston
Opinions Expressed In This Column 1
Are Not Necessarily the Views of !
Strange as it may seem, a slng?ej
irm crop had more to do -wltbfl
reeking the House deadlock on thefl
, age-hour bill than anything else. 9
The-situation was this: The wage?
our bUl was locked tight in the
louse Rules committee. The cnlyS
n v tn frsrPc* it (a f ho floor u-aa for
majority of the 435 House m?n<l ,
Sr. or 218, to trign a petition to take?
t away from the committee.
The moot bluer opponents of thin
\age hour bill were from cottotfr-ptrlfl
luclng states. They declined to sMfl
he petition on the ground that tMj
till would wreck young and growlgjfl
ndust.nle? In their states. And ttiem
vere not 218 members from oim
Mates who beHoved in the MB
(Cont'd on Editorial page '