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Slate And N
Orleans, , Dec. 22.?Five ne*v
couion records were established duting
the dying year and under pieseut
iiidicatlons tt Is unllkey that they
will be duplicated lu the near future
The new marks were total produc
tlon. Indicated y(eld per acre. Rinnings
to December 13, southern consumption
and record spot hales for
Chicago. Dec. 22 ?Dr. Francis K.
Townaend. 70, old age pension plan
ail irnral'n .woo. imHoe ?
? ? ? ? ? wwut. iicauiKiii HI a
suburban Evanstcu hospital . today,
for several fractured ribs which he
cald !>e suffered In a fall In Boston
more than a week ago.
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Sunburry, Pa, Dec. 22.?The Northumberland
county grand Jury failed
to indict Kdward Flynn. Jr.. anil
Allan Swanaon, of Philadelphia yes
terday in the death of George Miller
Mt- Oaxmel railroader. They ? were
Immediately taken to Darlingtou, S.
C.. to answer charges of highway
# Colubbia, 8. C.. Dee 22 ?The
State said today it "understood", a
proposed plan of the South Carolina
Wghtwny department for a police radio
system called for fonr or five
broadcasting stations at strategic
potato to afford Instant communication
with highway patroimeen and
other police cars equipped " with
short wave radios.
Lancaster, 8. C.. Dec. 22.?The
Duke ECndowment has agreed to donate
160,000 for a hospital to be
built ta Lancaster county, provided
that $70,000 Is raised in the county
and a sits provided.
Knoxvtllle. Tenn.. Dec. 22:?the
Tennessee Valley autWoitftys condemnation
suit against the marble
and mineral leases of Senator
George Berry and associates nearer!
com pietkm today as defense counsel
planned the introduction of rebuttal
testimony? " - - -
Near "York, Dec. 22.?A spreading
strike of tax lea b drivers with the
CIO threatening a clty-avlde tleup
during the Christmas rash railed
Mayor P. H. La Guardia into action
for peace today.
Hollywood, Dec 22.?George Arllss
veteran English actor, came to inovledom's
capital tady ? Tor n year's
rest. "Its my holiday?its the first
time I've refused to work." he said.
Ooffiney, S- C., Dee. 22.?An Inquest
was booked for today . into
thehlgfrway death last night near
here of Mrs. Elizabeth Simmons, of
Ruth, N. C.
Sheriff R. B. Bryant said the driver
of the car was Park Thompson o.
Gatthey, 8. C.
Hollywood, Dec.. 22.?For one broken
leg, one doll.
Ruth Herman of Albany, N. Y?
wrote Jane Withers she laugh ted so
hard after seeing one of Jane's pictures
that she fell dawn a .theater
stairway and broke a leg.
Ruth said she'd have to spend
Christmas In a hospital and was
pretty certain she wouldn't get the
present she wanted, a doll.
So Jane sent Ruth a doll by. air
Georgetown, S. C.. Dec. 22.?A
search ccnttnued tc Jay on Waocamarw
neck for two men officers believed
were Bill Payne and Wash
ThtrnecV North C l-ollua desperados,
hut no further trace of. the fugitives
was found. .
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Marks of Disti
A CHARITY worker wu making;
country town. Four little child
"What a pity I" exclaimed the r
It eeenu. that all your children ha
There aint nothing the matter
J "Then why in the world do y
the charity worker.
The mother etared at her ealle
"Why, I like apeca on young
real dreaay." ^
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Italehch, Dec. 85?Two .Wake coun
' ly negroes were killed last night
' v lieu their ear coltded with a Seaboard
train at a crossing near hero.
Hicoksi- Haggle died almost laj
stuntly and Lovelace Cotton seeeuir.bt'd
several hours luter..
.Vvbevtlle, 1).c. 22.? Appeals for a
j iloivar. of a raiv type cf blood to sa\" .
' the life, of 13 year old David Devestish
were In vain.
Young Dgveulsh died late yesterday
of a staphylococcus infection.
Physicians had sought a donar with
type No. 1. blood who had survived
the fame infection.
Several persons called at the hospital
but acne was found, acceptable.
Raleigh, Dec. 22.?Officers sought |
today to establish the Identity of two |
wlrlte men who Delmo Eft wards,. 221
year old fillltiK station attendant!
said kidnapped him near Wake Forest
last night and released hhn unj
harmed, gfter robbing hlm? of $11.
j The men, both Jieavlly armed, released
Etlwards about 3 miles away, j
Charlotte.' Dec. 22.?Boy U. Law- i,
reuce. Carolina* director for the! l
Textile Workers Organizing Cone '
mil tee. said today lie hud filed char-;
ses with the national labor relations 1
board against the Cannon Mills. J
l^awTence said the complaints al-|
I leged discrimination nr^inst 31 work
I ers la falling to reemploy them aft-jr
or a shut dewn or curtailment. He, ^
asked for a hearing here.
Dunn, D"o. 22.?.Police Chief J. 11. jo
Jackson sa'd today he had l-eoo in- ?
formed an automobile crashed' Into
the Cape Fear river bridge between p
tinwfn and Linden this morning and C
caught fire, cramatiug Its unldeiitl- ji
i fied driver and igniting the bridge. it
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Lumber toil. Dec. 22.?Richard C\rt
Irityht. local resident, was In Jail to- 1
mill ft ftnad],
ner's jury retoiiimcsided that lie be
held for tmi: sin lighter in the death
' Friday cf Millard Hawkins. ; his '
brot hep-l'.i-law. . . a
Coroner D. W, Tliggs said Cart-i 1
! wriglit vcluutardy admitted striking
; Dnwklns with an axe handle after ,!
1 Hawkins flnpp'-i and kicked _hts ''
Wife, Ca'rtrlsht's- sister. I '
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Raleigh. Hoc. 22.?A liquor store q
at Ilichlands in Onslow county, v. j't.
| be closed after Christmas for 'lack;
! cf law enforcement. . L,
An order to this effect has bee" jsigned
by Cutln'r Moore, chairman (j
j of tire state alcoholic bevcreal con- ,,
I trol board.
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Charlotte, Dec. 22.?John N. Dlx-j
on. federal narcotics agent, announ-' N
ced today the arreSt In Salisbury,
yesterday of a man he booked as
Mck D. Kare% of Charlotte on a a
charge of selling narcotics.
Dixon said he and another agent, 14
\V. T. Atkinson of Greensboro, selz- f
ed an automobile and narcotics Val- p
iued at 9826. p
Raleigh. Dec. 22.?The prison com
niittee of the state highway and pub
lie works commission met here today
to take up plans for a new, wo- c
meat's dormitory and the advisabill- (
ty of setting up Industries at state's ^
Concord, Dec. 22.?E. C. Ilarnhardt,
73, retired textile manufactur- 1
er. died here yesterday of a heart 11
ailment. Bamhardt was widely '
Known In the textile Industry.
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ind the World v
NS. COBB i
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nction, In Fact 4
IS. COBB I
visit to poor woman in a. small
ren in tha family wors (lasses,
isitor sympathetically to the mother.
ire trouble with their eyesr
with their eyes, ma'am."
u make them wear glasses!" asked
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children," she said; "I think they're
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KINQ8 MOUNTAIN, N. C. T?
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v 4 Yilliams
First prize for the best decorated
esldunce within the oity Units of
ItiRs Mountain was awarded to Mr.
nd Mrs. Charles Williams. First
rize ior the most attractively dec
ruted Business houses was awardi
to I).. F. Hord Furniture Co.
The local secret committee apoVnted
front the Busiuess, Men's
lub secured thtvo out of town
tdges to come over and make sections.
Cash prizes cf >10 O0 each
j the two winners will be presented
lis evening at the Men's Club Super
The out-of-town judges had a
civ hard time in deciding whose,
cuc:?ft&nB wore the most attractive
jul elated there was several who
liey would like to give prizes but
s only two prizes were*fc?ffered, only
wo could win. ' i
Mr. and Mrh. Williams had their
onto bordered with all colon '!
zrh'ts, and in frcivt on their large
iwn. on one side the Wise Men,
lid cn the other side tlie Shepherd
nd tbq slieep. a.tid in llio cenled.
'lie City of Bethlehem. All of tlt?f
ut cut figures were flood-lighted.
On top of the D. F. Hord Fund tut ;
'ctnpany building. In his sled, with
ivo reindeer headed skyward was
eclared the winner. Flood lights
. ere thrown on the jolly old man
i a very attractive manner.
The out-of-town judges mentioned
ery favorably the beautifully doco-r
ated homes of L. A. Hoke, Dr. L. P.
laker. W. K Mjauney, Glee Bridges
All who have made a drive over
[lugs M nmtain and seen the beauti!
ul holiday season manifested in thej
ttraotive decorations are very
roud of the old home town, and sev i
ral have expressed their desire to
ake part m the decorations next'
service of Song and
Christmas Story At
The Senior and Junior choirs of
'entral Methodist church united In
i service cf song interspersed with
he Christinas Story and interpreta-j
ion by Uev. E. W. Fox on Sunday :
ivenlng. Mrs. Aubrey Mauney play-'
-1 the organ arttlaunparnVment ivntt
ho ever-iiopular Christinas carols
vere sung. On
Wednesday evening a program
>y members. of. the Primary and inbrraedlate
departments of the Sunluy
School was rendered.
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stores To Be Closed
. The store* and business houses of
Kings Mountain with the exception
at the Drug Stores sad Service Stations
will be cloeed all day Saturday
December 26th, hi observance of
Most everyone hi expecting a quiet
Christmas. The picture shows will
be often and some are planning to go
to the movies, others will Just stay
around the home and recuperate
from the big Christmas dinner, and
till others will visit friends, or go
for a ride.
.The Kings Mountain Public Library
will he closed all day Saturday
and Monday tor the holidays.
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IURSOAY, DEC. 23, 1*37
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Local Boy Making .!'
r.nnil In Aft
After a successful year In Wash-'
hlgtolt, D. ('.? where . he has made
rapid strides in . the field cf art. '
Julius l,ee ?ettleniyi??, Jr., 21. of
this city arrived December 23. to i
sp'ttJ the Christmas holidays with
bis parents at 204 West King street.
Young. Settlemyre was graduated
fr< m Kings , Mountain High School
and then attended Lincoln Memorial '
University. -Harrogate. Tenn., whet ; (
he studied painting under I'rcfeesor t,
Aittts M. Moser. He also prepared
bhnself at the Corcoran School of
Fine Arts In the nation's capital.* He
criiily he has studied portiait paintmS
mitlrt nwlteilnr CTUoTrwrrrffTe 6T' (
Washington's foror.iort artists.
-Vnong ScUle.tnyrt's mos* '.recent ,
works is an original portrait in tils ,
Pi the Duke cf Winds, r for "Packet' (
the Washington weekly.
Besides being an artist of rare
promise. Settlemyre is deeply interested
in amateur nature study. How- |
ever, his hurtling ambition at this j
time is to complete his art studies (
,ln Europe. He expects "to go first to ,
A branch cf the Shelby oilier of ,
the North Carolina Unemployment j
Service has betn opened in the new ^
TMty Hall here. A representative will))
be In Kings Mountain every Tues-; (
day from 9 A. M. to 4 I'. M. tnd ev-j
ory Thursday from 9 A. M. to 11:45 (
A. M. All who are unemployed arei j
asked to register during the above,]
hours. Every service rendered will',
be offered from the local office. Aid .
will be given applicants who desire!
to atpply tor unemployment Insure'
ance. Those who desire to hire any-',
one are invited to contact the office
as Ju?i the person needed may be I
listed as desiring a job. ,
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By WILL ROGERS
T GUESS one of the worst things
A yon can have wronsr with vou is
sleeplessness. A guy that can't sleep
gets to worrying so much about it
that he really can't sleep sure
enough. Lots of times he starts out
Jby being kept awake by somebody'a
' party or something like that, and
t&en they get the idea they can't
' aleep, and ao they can't '
' Well, there's a lot of fan in nek
sleeping, b scenes a lot ef Jakes are
aaadeabeot it One man that had
get the idea ho couldn't sleep had
some sleeping asedieine prescribed
for him by the doctor. About stamp
o'clock that night he called up the
doe and said. ^8ay, that druggist
ain't got the sleeping medicine to
am yet! That's s great kind of a
druggist to sand a prescription tot
Can't you hurry him up? I'm half
asleep, and I don't think I ean stay
i awake much longer waiting to
j sack a poke."
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SCOUT COURT 0F~ (
Scouts Patrick and Gantt Awarded J
Eagle Badges. . ^
The -regular monthly meeting ct
the 11-J.v Seoul ('curt of lion >r w.>< tl
'? M "in tl?< High School .huililluK K
Monday night, Dee. 21?t, at 7: .10 t(
Meeting opened with prhyer. be w
Hevi HoeVes of Grocer fcll-eaed by c
ill-.- repi ntlng ot the Seoul Ouih. . li
A it iv trdep ct' Scout* from Grov- C
pi* was rcccgiiiaed by the Court of tl
Honor and all Scouts present. O
^l.er ori'.otiiv.''inenis were made c
the woik of the Court went forward n
is l?llctvn: . u
Tenderfoot: Clayton Huiegardner, ti
llrcviM';.- Rufus H.'winbi'iglu. 1. Grover it
James Hardin. 1. Grover; Wm. liar- t<
ilin, 1. Grover; Wiu. MVGlnnis. V. li
Stiver; Henry-I.. Hemes 1. Grover. u
Tenderfoot: John Vnliivi' t- i. . -
ell Slalup.l; Wm Bcunett 1; Yates it
Suiithl; Buddy Wnlke'rl ' (
Second Class Rank:' 1 Juris Ben- tr
nett 2; Vernon Thompson. G; Annua
Sargcant, Jr., 6. J
First Class Rank: Andrew Ramsey
5; Stonewall Walker 5: Manly '
Mcrehcail, 6; Jimmy Willis ti.: Georg
Bird .study: Billy Ruddock 1.
Bookbinding: Eugene Mutltls ti.
Cocking: Billy Ruddock I; Eni?enc
W'tlltf 2; Miles Mauney 2: Ernest
Mauney 2: Herbert Puniphrey
L'; Bobby Allran 3; Gene Davis G".
['urtis Gaffney 5; Harry Wilscn 5:
[Jean Payne 5: James Ames 5; l.ovd J
Barly 5: Pride Rnturroe ?>; J. C.
Bridges 6; Eugene Gault t>; Eugene
E?kew C. j bi
Electricity: Paul Patrick 1. i si
Faun Heme: Chas. Gantt 5. ! n
Firemanship: Curtis Gatfne.y 3: la
Harry Wilson 5: J. T Plieaglii t? F
First Aid: Pride RatterfeO 4; En- b;
jenc Gault 6; Eruest Mauney 2; C
Miles Mauney 2; Herbert Pt|m|ihrey tt
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COMMUNITY SHOWING i n
(By Aubrey Mauney J
In spile of the fact that business a1
are not to jjocd this ycar.,u
>nr mills operating only part time
tsnl our farmers receiving tow prices
ror their products, the community ?
his >ear is shewing the best kin 1
>f Chiistinas spirits.
For the. first time cur bus hie vs _
ecuon is lighted with a multitude of
oloiod Christmas lights. As proba- v|
iv never beiorv our busincst. p-mpte
nave cooperated one h'undred per- ^
. ent to put the holiday lighting pro- '
aam over. The committee start en
ait to make a pudest beginning in
lighting the town and the resptr.se ^
was so good that the job is abort as u
jiii|STeIe as our city, could wish. The
>treets are lined with lights. t 'l.'.?
tew Town Mali is decorated. A bran- c|
i ftil tree in the business section is p
:'V-1 titled o.nd dtci>nat?d. A baud- jj
Inl tree is presented and decorated ^
n front of the Town Hall .by tne| n
\merlcan Legion. ' L
in the program of street lighting |a
the business people funiished $18010
for the purchase of the sockets ana
lights. The Town furnished the wire
and made the installations. Tnaj
a hole program demonstrated just|S
what could be done in our commuul-1
ly with the right spirit and cooper-1 <=
This same good Christmas spirit ^
ih indicated In the decorating pro j
cram being put on by the individual'1
Merchant* and throughout the corn !
munity among the homes. A good
Christinas spirit of giving hasj. been tl
indicated this season in the success
of the Red Cross campaign, the b
planr fcs giving by various organist
titjns and the churches. This should p
nil make for the merriest Christinas!
this community has enjoyed. ^ s
The committed from the Business! f
Men's Club have expressed their r
wish to thank the whole community..)
for its splendid cooperation wit a
them in the plans for Holiday Light j |
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Funeral For Mrs. *
J. C. Gray Held ?
Funeral services for Mrs. J. C. ?
Cray. 67, who died Saturday evening I
In the Shelby Hospital, were held !
Sunday with Rev. C. J. Black In
Mrs. Black had been a patient In <
the hospital for 11 days before berlt
death Saturday. She numbered her11
friends by those who knew her.-She |?
was a good woman and a good moth 1
er. Mrs. Gray had made her home <
in or near Ktnngs Mountain for the <
past 20 years. <
Mrs. Gray Is survived by two sons, i
Pearson and Dewey Gray of Kings I
Mountain, one grandchild and sever- <
al brothers and sisters. 11
Pallbearers were Hal Morris. Earl
Morris. Charles Spearman, Marlon /
Ix>gan, James Logan and Jerome,
ssinu r .imams
FIVE CENTS PER COPY*
59.20 More For 1
Stocking Fund 1
A t<>'.11 t f $;> _'u was contributed 9
!tls *n'lt t?? the IK-i aldKu tuicu
:tipt \ Stocking Kuud to piuvla*
ays for tn-edy children (hrljunus A
itfly two more day's air friv In
hdch.to ocntrlbute to a worthy,
suw that will bring h.i|>i>iii< ir" t" ./a
Mle (oiks on Chrltintili morning. 1
ontribuLoiri will !> received at . I
10 Herald .,m<or lh> Town Halt
lllce until i'r.klay evening. Members
f the Volutin .>r Kite Department x 9
ill |?utvfcnr-e a'l the til-! tuiu- 3
te and v. ill tll.-.trroute ihetn Christian
muntittit. The reason .'or waitin
111111) (lie la.Ht minute to pittx-haae ?
?js is b< cause the merchants will, "1
lake a close-out prlee. and more
J>a will Ik secuitd tor toe iiiouey. B
It you have n< t airload) contribu
d. two da\* ate left to make an
ives ni? al In happiness and Chrtat- ,1
Cclit ribut lull* received thin week:
A friend , 50c I
C. K. Cash $l,2d
UrORe W. Mannoy ... |1.0')
J. Bun PUIerHQ 60C
C. K. Thoirutsscn .. $5.00 1
A Friend ?... 'll.OO .1
Previously reported .... $29.00 ' J
Grand Total $:t$.20
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turns Back On Job ' I
J. X Burns. Chief of Police, la
uck c'n the job. after having been
not hi the left arin by Clyde CunIngham.
South (Carolina desperado,
st Fr! !.i> niieht. The had man from 1
outh Carolina was shot and .killed
K other ottlcer< a;:er he had shot
hief Burns. A 38 calibre bullet en- S
red the left haud of Chief Burns
nl ttaveled a considerable. dihtanco
(> the arm. The bullet was removed I
: the Garrison Hospital, and Chief
ums returned home Monday afteron.
Ho\le Ms-Daniel has. been rellev-.
x Burns for the past several days,
litre r Farr. who has been' working
: the Margrace Mill has. been added
> the force- during the Christmas . ;
iMiss AtvBle Gaurle Suinmltt and
l.ailts Tltuniakscu-, Jr., will leave
Monday for Atlanta to attend the
resf.ijca-l.aii Vcotild (Clivwitlou on
,'orld MUViyits. to be held in the
irst Presbyterian church of Atlanta
Special buses will take the deleties
front this secticn. Young peoe:
from all over the South will at nd
in large numbers. Amelia
the speakers for-the Con tition
will l>e Dr. Robert E. Speer
New York City; Df. Frank W.
rice of Nanking, China; Mr. Frank
aker cf Brazil; Dr. John A. Maoav,
President of Princeton Semiary
and a recognized authority on
atin America; Dr. Homer McMiF
ni cf Atlanta, and Dr. Darby Fulton
f Nashville, Tenn.
The convention is under the dlree
en of Rev. Wallace M. Alston, the
ecretary cf- Young People's Work a
3t the General Assembly of the
knftheftat Prcebyt<J.-iata Church.
lien's Club Meets
Tlie second regular meeting of
lie Men's Club will be held this ev >.ing
at 6:"0 at the Woman's Club
uilding. Myron Rhyme and Harold
luhnlcutt will have charge of the
rogrant for the evening
Prizes of $10.00 each will be preon
tod to Charles Williams and D.
' Hord. winners in the Christmas
Kjcoration contest. '3
Happenings That Affect the Dinher
'ails, Dividend Checks and Tab Bills
if Every Individual. National and
nternatlonal Problems Inseparable
From Local Welfare
The uj).!. flt,ho?rufn.uto war Hechnl ,'|
lue is to Invade a country, kill solliers
and rivfllaos and devastate
rod capture Its cities ? but not do.
dare war. Perfect example of Shis
h provided by the SlnoJapanese
:c ntHc-l. Neither country has broken .
;..'f diplomatic relations -frith the
5; iter. China Is represented In Tokto
jnd Japan in Nanking. In theory
there is no war. In actual fact, however.
one of the most sanguinary ccn
filets hi history ta being waged.
Another uf>4 odheminute te-Jhnl
qquqe is for a country to pay Up
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