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State And 1
Charleston, 8. C-, Deo. 29.?Qen?
at Ctiarlcs P. Susnuienall, preside
ol The Citadel, announced today in
he bad received news of the dea
of Cadet WiilDaui P Soinervllle at b
home in Boynton, Fin., Boinervillc,
Citadel freshman, died . after an a
nutniia, Dec. Z9.?Maiine auttaoi
tlea here wcro advised today th
the Standard Vacuum Oil vess
1'oorak ran aground on the ea
ccaat of tiebu lslaud In the centr
Philippines Sunday. It carried
crew of 36. .
Rome, N. Y., Dec. 29.?Mies Don
thy Dixon. 22 year old store - clei
lay near death in Rome hospital t
day, victim of a pistol bullet fus
-lade which police held her uncle t
marriage, Louis B. McQlnnls, 36, f<
Chief of Police Jesse T. Owens sal
McGlnnls told him he shot the gl
"because she broke up my home."
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Washington, Doc. 29.?Uusunll
w ell informed officials said toda
President Roosevelt would tell Cot
Kress next tgeek that the ,1938-39 bu
get can bo balanced If relief expei
ditures can bo held within bounds.
Th? budget which he will send t
Capitol Hill January 4 is not oxpoc
ed to contain a definite relief est
mate. Betause of uncertainty aboil
.the severity and duration of ttyt cui
rent business recession, the Pics
dent probably will give only a tent?
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Washington, Dec. 29.?The eon
.mcrce department announced toda
'< TTnIld ? 1 *' "
, vhmw ouui-b inercnanaisi export
showed a $151,670,000 excess of ci
port's over Imports hi the first 1
.months of the year.
. Although imports ran ahead of e:
porta during most of the year th
|t .last few months ohanged the tren
and November alone accounted fn
t$91,466,000 cf the export, balance.
Shanghai, Dec. 29.?Floyd Sinltl
an American explorer, arrived toda
preparing for a hazardous Journe
to the mountninlnndB of Szechwa
province to hunt the giant Panda.
Smith previously trapped one t
the rare animals but it died nea
Singapore on its way to a I.ondo
Greenbrook. N. J., Dec. 29.-?Thel
Infant slain and laid under the Clin
tmas tree, with the presents p":'c
they had a dispute with a taner.: c
er heat,, a village florist and K
^young wife wept hysterically todu
at the home of neighbors who kep
them in seclusion.
Womenfolk of the community toj
turns laying strong but gentle baud
on Mrs. Louis Bordoion since sh
found the body of her five month
old * Christiana in a pool of blood >
mong the gifts she and her husban
had bought for their first-born.
Syracuse, N. Y., Dec. 29.?-Dr. 8ta
ley High, writer, authority on lnte:
national afQalrs and former advise
to President Roosevelt, suggested i
an Interview here today that th
President Is looking with favor o
the idea of a third party.
From the Sii
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f\OWN In the old malarial belt
indolence of the dwellera in
illustration of thia attribute, a sfc
Miller, of Virginia.
Miller aaid that in a re mot
resident was being buried. The fu
<Kurch to the grave yard passe
The pair in question were eng
their favorite occupation of doini
was stretched on the earth with h
and bis face to the road. His wii
irHOto^tlfcir <Hreeti<>n, massaging
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In Brief Form
?r- Coarari Dec. 29s?The Conoori
iTt fire department Jx&d the unusuu
at Christmas present of nut having t(
ih answer a single fire alarm, a checl
is1 of records showed here today.
p'j Hemp, Dec. .29<--As a result of th'
| action of a coroner's jury here yes
' tciday James, Davis, of r-?rthr??rf. i.
"'j being held for taveatigtuion |u th<
at j death of Brvin Brower,. 20 year olc
negro. who died as a result of tnju
s' i ries .received in a highway accident
a| Saturday night.
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I Shaw, librarian emeritus of David
' (son dollege, died last night at- tto?
"h home here of her sister, Mrs. Robert
?"i N. Page. Sr.. after a few drys' 111'
liess of septic sere throu' and heart
y complications. Miss Shaw was the
>ri daughter cf the late Mr. and Mrs
! Peter Shaw.
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FayetteviUe, Dec. 28.?The . body
c< Mrs. Nannie Fisher, 49 year oid
. widow, wns found early today iu the
ly ashes of her home near here,
y The home, on Cedar Creek road,
three miles from Fayetteville, bumd
ed shortly after midnight. City Firei-'men
w-ere .called, but the flames had
j gained so much headway th&t they
o were unable to extinguish them.
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I- til/ "(!>>%' Dec. 29,?llatyh Gardner,
it; "26 year old Yale law student, set a
r:11 olttK-al course for himself today
' like that followed by his father, forLiner
Governor O. Max Gardner.
Angler, Dec. 29.?Chester Johnson,
17. bf near Angler, was dead today
after an unknown hll-jand-run driver
j) ran into him on highway 1"-A Just
J inside the Wake county line iatc last
night as Johnson rode a bycycle
i Highway patrol and \\"ake county
0]<qfllcers sought the driver but his 1.
,jdentlty had not been established.
ir' nald Captain Charles Farmer, of the
*s|rsi rfWiiiii ;
Jo'insrn, rrturning- after carrying
a companion honvc. suffered leg and
h imterrnl Injuries and died at a docy.
nj Raleigh, Dec. 29.?a $100,000
! check lrom the Z. Smith Reynolds
foundation of Winston-Salem was to
r-dny In the hands of Dr. Carl V, Reyn
ltoldsk, state health officer. The foun
dutloij recently announced the I it
would give the Income from $7,000,,.ioOO
to a. campaign to eradicate syph
ills In North Carolina.
v Hamlet, Dec. 29.?Mrs. Agatha
;add> Wallace and her 13 year old
y'daughter, Neoma, are In the hospital
" | 11 re with severe injuries received
, ! y< terday afternoon in an automov
s Greensboro, Dec. 23.?Officers hunt
? ed today the author of a note Dr. J.
d H. Boyles, Greensbor physician reported
bo' had received demanding
$1,000 and threatening bodily harm
ft if he failed to comply,
r- The doctor raid he was Instructed
to bury tba $1,000 hi "unmarked"
it $10 bills at a street intersection here
e A dummy package was burled at the
n place, officers raid, but no one came
for It. | i 1 (
und the World
in s. cobb
ie of the Road
N S. COBB
; below Mason and Dixon's line, the
the low grounds is proverbial. In
ory used to be told by the late Poik
e district the body of' a prominent
neral procession, on its wsy from (he
d * cabin where an ancient couple
aged that afternoon in the pursuit of
L nothing' whatsoever. The old maa
beck against the wall of the hoose '
e, in a rickety arm-chair, was facing
; her front teeth with n snuff stick.
join' by," - J
parts," he answered, "lfore'n twenty
Peaesl af mo'ners on foot."
^eeethntttme fan el.
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KINGS MOUNTAIN, N. C. *
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George G. Boone
Dies At Age Of 73
George G. B.one. age 73. passet
J C"?uay at his home ou Railroad ave
i nue early Christmas eve, following
u\ critical illness of two weeks. '
Funeral services were held at Cer
;iial Methodist church. Suiuluy after
j i.Ooii, at 2:00 o'clock and iutermen
j made, in Mountain Rest .cemetery
! Rev. W, fox. pastor of the de
' ceased; was In chaige c-f the servl
! ?.es. assisted by Rev. P. D. Patrick
] pastor of the Presbyterian churct
i ud Rev. A. F. Connor, the pastor o!
tlie Wesleyan Methodist church.
Active pallbearers were J. .C. Kel
ler, 6. R. Suber. W. F Logan. George
j Whltei J. H. Stewart and Joe Walk
Mr. Bcone' was burled with Ma
. - cn'.c honors, the members of th<
j lo-al order at leading in a body.
Me is survived %> his widow, thres
V'icgtaters, Mrs. Ella MeDanlel, Mrs
Claude Ware and Mrs Charles Ken
nedy, all oI Kings Mountain; one
soli, Clemonsee Bcone. of Hemp,
i Also surviving are thirteen grand
clilldieii atid three greatgrandchild
rcri. One sister. 'Mrs. John Smith
j and one brother, J. J. UOone, survive
Mr. Boone was a native North Cat
j jlinian and spent the greater pari
, of his life in and near Kings Moun
Siucc early life he has been Intl.
estcd in the textile industry and has
held responsible positions in cottoi;
j mills of Kings Mountain, Bessemei
| City, and elsewhere. ?
He was of a retiring, quiet dlspo
sitlon but faithful to any trust, ?
kind and affectionate husband and
father. For many years he has beer
, a faithful member of Cnntral Meth
^dtsit. church of which he bad servec
as an official member. ,
rnie funeral was attended by f
large number of friends and relatives
from KingB Mountain and neigh
Gaston Man Is Seriously
Oastonfa. Dec. 28.?Bessemer Clt:
. police continued today an unsuc
ceaaful search for an unidentlfiei
imn who seriously wounded M. H
Neil, 34, overseer at A'gotkon Mann
faoturlng company, Bessemer Clt;
textile plant, as the climax of an ar
guinetU *at Walt Gladden's flllini
station on Bessemer City-King
A Bessemer City ambulance driv
er vvso brought Netl to a local bospl
tal, where he is in a serious condl
tlon with a knife wound in the abdo
men, eatd the unknown man escapei
In a Kings Mountain taxJ after plun
King a knife into Neil. No one knev
htm. It waa said, not even Neil. Th<
r-asaault ended an argument bet-wee
Nell and the stranger whloh startc
over an automobile, it was reported
Court Held Here
Recorder's Court waa held her
yesterday afternoon with Judge Bj
11 um Weathers on the bench, an
,F!.|m4c Hoyle, Jr., propecSiCtag to
The docket was cleared with onl
a few routine caaes being tried. Yw
driving drank caaes were heard, an
one public drankennes waa dtapoae
Bank Closed Saturday
In obserrance of New Year's Da]
tbe first National Bank will be ch>
ed Saturday, January 1st.
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THUR8DAY, DEC. 30, 1337
f ^ ir
Christmas Made A
Many families in and nea^ Kings
i'oumtin were remembered by the
taricust religions .organizations and
l m/llvlduals making Christmas happy
! fan:>i Clans was sent into malty
fj hemes where he- might not have
fpnnd his way otherwise,
ij P Several responded _ to the appe.-l
* niade hy this: paper for the Heraldt
Fire-inn Err.cif Stocking fund,
. f bieh provided- tlie money to pur
tbase toys for the needy little folks
- Kings- Mountain.
, Baskets of groceries, f ruhs and
I Chr>tn','a poodles were given out
r by most of the Churches. Sundav
| S< licol^. and Bible Classes. One
Men's Bible Class raised over $1?>0
>'which was spent for foods which -was
One prominent citizen remarked
. late Chritmas Kve: "I feel sure evi
'cry family In Kings Mountain has
(vVuir remembered this year." .
; Three Deer Killed
I, Three deer were killed on the
last hunt of the-seascjt at the NeJs
Irr Hutfjtrg Preserve -?it* Easter North
Carolina. Joe Neisler, F. Tidwcll
. and Hunter Neisler were tlio three
hunters who brought home the b.v
: eon. One of the hunters, reported I013
of does were seen, but it is a violai
t ' the law to sheet one.
Vho end of the hunt. Court was
fj held and the' accused was found
i ctvlty. tr.t tnteivce.-j to loose his
shirt-tail. Tom Fulton was the one
appointed to perform the operation.
These making the trip were: Joe
I Noisier, Charlie Williams; Tom Ful
II ton, Charlie Dilling, Gene Neisler,
l! J. M. Williams. Hunter Neisler toe
| I/ee Woodward, John Logan, F. Tid
i, well, Fuller MuGlll, Paul Noisier
| HPayne Blaekmer, W. A. Rldenhour,
i j aud Charlie Moss, the last four bird
Chief of Police Jimmy Burns re
ports the Cbristmtau ihi?lto,*ys Jus!
passed unusually quiet Only one 01
two routine arrests were made dur
y iug the past week end. There was
J no outstanding disorder reported t<
j the Police Department accordfng t<
! Chief Burns.
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j' Will Rogers'
'* By WILL ROGERS
1 INHERE was ldd in New Hatr.rX
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anire msv m our in ner fUl,
/, Her dmd was a guy that was ?f<V.
6 careful with money, but he couldn't
r- do a thing nor neither could hii
d family to get that bug out They
_ tried to drown the thing in watr
and applejack and oil, and the k:j
yelled worse, ao they took ha> to
f a doctor.
o The doc took her into a dark
d room and lit a match, and the bog
d come right ont to the light
The aad was glad. "How much
do I own yon, Dr. Fordyte?'' he
"Say, doc, that seems Irlhdn high,
dent It? Can't you make it a dr'Tar
? seein' as how the bug walked cut
aC hy hlaeelf ?"
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POST OFFICE SETS
NEW RECORD HERE C The
biggest Christmas businees in
the history of the local poet office
was cFalked up'here last week according
to Postmaster W. E- Blake
.ly. The last quarter of 1937 exceeded
any other quarter since the Post
Office was opened by $700. Most of i
this, increase was attributed to the
' Christmas rush. Twenty five thousand
1'/2 cent stamps were sold tor'
mw iiiMMiny OT unnnmil tjards 2kCcording
to Poatmaater Biakely. For
the four day* prior to Qhristmas Eve
over 10,000 peicee of mail wae cancelled
on the machine at the local
Pcetmaeter Biakely was well '
I pleas:d with the good business, and
the satisfactory manner in which the '
unusually large volume' was handeled.
Two Men Admit j
Theft of Mail
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Robbery o| the, (1 rover mail bags
and the burning of the first class
mall for that town early Sunday i
morning has been cleared up "by ]
the confession of two men \Vho are,
now in the Cleveland county jail, <
'beJig Investigated for further seri-!
ous crimes. j i
The men are Alexander Athjer. 26 ]
1 Cf New York and Gus Hart, 2ll', wlio'i
I said he is from Greenville, 8. C. ! r
| Arrests and lmprtsonmenrt came
Sunday after the early morning ,
theft of the mail bag which, is drop-j '
ped' by Southern train No. 37 going ,
! south through Grover.
The confessed lubbers left a highpowered
Chrysler car hi GrdVer, r
; found to be the. property of H. Nel-j j
- an of New Orleant. it wis out of g
gasoline nnd the men confessed they )
tolibed tht. mails In order to get a o
little money to purchase gasoline. \
Deputy \V. U. liltekhurn c.t Arcli- j
[Vile nr li- Kinsu Mrimtntn i"-*1
irrests and with the aid of (.'has h
I Sheplier and Ureel Ware of Kings (
Mountain, lodged thent in Jail ! e
Birch, Famous , '
I Magician, .Coming
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, According to an announcement Dy *
A". E. Blakely, Post Commander of j l
the Atuferii.ian Uagion, Birch, Ameri-j
a's foremost magician, with his com 1
pa'ny cf assisting artists will play ,
an engagement in this city on Thorsjl
' nay. Janv 6th, at the High School]
The Birch show is tile largest' t
i Mt?\*o. production now on tour iitj*
his country. . Equipment, .sfettery j'
.I'd effects wilued in excess of $25.- '
oOO are carried arid will be seen at '
he loi al performance; \ >
Of the entire jemark iblc array or'r
I illusions, perhaps the most baffling' 1
is the famous Hindu Rope Trick, j
IX r ceniurlc tiiis has been lite most. !
'j -.Ukcd-of and colorful of all fet.itsj1
' of legerdemain. An ordinary piece of;
rope i& tossed intd the air, it re- 1
' ma'ns. I'gid, a Hiudti hoy climbs the ^
rope, and In the twinkling of an eye
1 Heading the Birch staff of assistIn?
artists is .^j^bel Sperry; hailed (
l>y critics as the world's greatest
Kitl xyloplronist ~Miss Sperry charms
1 music lovers everywhere with birl- 1
Mant solos on her special Marimba
"We believe we have been of real
service to our community in booking
the Birch engagement. It is not oft['
en that we arc permitted to view a
r performance of such real merit." one
of the officers of the local Post of
t| the American I^egion declared in
) discussing the contract and show.
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An accurate estimate of the num
! her of cctds of pnlpwood stumpage
which can be cut from an area may
save considerably more than the
vOst of the estimate, says, It. W.
Uraeher. extension forester at State
VIMiilo It la noiiornllw nilt'lcnhln in
?i iiiiv I* 10 f,ruri(iiii uuiidiiuiv iw
tell pulpwood on the .basis of the,
number ef cords actually cut, Grae
ber says that In sonte cases it may
be necessary to make advance estimates
Ttl State. College forester Quotes
the Forest Service - of the U. S. Department
of Agriculture aa saying <
that an estimate or cruise should be
nade by a competent estimator on
any traot of more than 80 acres if
there la a good stand of timber about
ten cords or more per acre.
On a small tract, the estimating
can be done at the same time the
rees are marked. With a small
brush and ? can of white paint, each
ree to be cut can be daubed with
i splotch of paint. The mark wll
Test for < year or more.
Oraeber suggests that timber own
Is needing assistance in estimating
elr timber stands can obtain help
'rem their county agents, who work
n cooperation with the extension
'oresters at State Colege.
FIVE CENTS PER CpPVI
First Baby Of 1
1938 To Get Gifts,
Hints Mountain's first 1938 baby |
is going to gat sjinu fine presents , J
from progressive merchants. For the 4
past three years this h-is been the
custom with local merchants.
The stork will have to decide who ,
will be the winner of the valuable -?
gifts. This" year several of the mer- !
chants will also present the doctor,
who presides at the "Ble'ssod Event"
Merchants ar.d prizes to he given .3
ire as ivllows: 4
Griffin Drug Co.. a surprise for
Doth baby ar.d doctor.
Uelk's Department store, pair of J
bahy shoes, and present for doctor. i
D F. I lord Furniture Co., I-iyotle ;|
flasket for baby and smoking stand 1
lor dot tor.
Heeler's De>>a^3:nent Stare, Baby
Blanket and surprise gift for doctor. f
Victory Gin Co., 500 wounds of coo.!
Homo Bu.ld-.iR and Loan Assorts- '
[Jon, month's payment on one 'share
Building and Loan Slock.
KinRs Mountain Herald, one year's
subscript ten. " 1
Doctors are asked to report imnto
iijtely the. arrival of Little Mr. or - .j
Miss l!t:i8 to the Herald Office. Altlottncetnent
of the winner will be
nade in the next issue of the Herald.
More Books Added
Apptoxinrately -200 new books have
Ccer.tly been added to the Kings
dountain Public Library. The bocks J
re h> the most popular authors and
rave been going like "hot cakes'* i \
ince they were pliced on the sheles.
Kvery single ucw book that was J
ilaced on the shelves went out the
er.v first afternoon. The Public Llirary
is yours, and you are invited
o use it. Miss Davis, Librarian, askd
that those who get 'new books be
ery careful with them, as she wants
o keep them new looking as long as ' |
Another copy of "Gone With The
Vlnd" has been donated. which ^ ^
irings the total to five 'copies of 1
his extremely popular book.
Found Dead By
Punernl services were hold Sun- j
lay afternoon for Lester Cunningiatn
who was found dead early
"hristmas motr'.i:^ beside the South m
T5-iI1rr-d . ti.'-.ks. north of the
"Miettix . M til. Officers found the body
vh'.chhad evidently been struck by
i passing train sontetitne during the
Mr Cunningham was employed at
hp Cera Mill. Complete details of
he accident could not be found out.
fiaston Officer Facing
Gastonia, Dec. 28.?A Gaston coun
fy deputy, sheriff. Arthur Roach of
Gastcflia. charged with assault
with a deadly weapon and drunkenness
yesterday by I. P. Shives, Dallas
man. . _
Shives In a warrant filed with
Sheriff Clyde Robinson for service
alleged Deputy Roach. In a drunken
rendition threatened himself and his
rather with a pistol and almost rail
Into them with his automobile. The
incident occurred Christmas eve ' 1
night in Dallas, Shives said.
!> iputy Roach ttm'gnedi. pending. \
the outcome of a hearing before
Lfn.e. T ntl.on C*rMa.. rullea O-P
\>i iwunuM A uu'i; ai i/auoua oavurday.
by James Pre$tor_
(Opinions Expressed In This Column
Are Not Necessarily tha Views of
As they departed for borne and
the Christmas holidays, m^ny Congressmen
wondered what they
slfould <lo to keep themselves right
with the world. ~~ >
First, for several years, they did
what they were told to do, and they
were labelled "rubber stamps." Then
a few months ago they decided to
legislate as they thought best, and
row, because they have killed or 3
pjgon-holed legislation which they
hclleved would be harmful, some
folk* are calling them "do nothings'.
"I'm In the frying pan if I do fol*cw
the leader and In the fire If I
Con't", one Obog^esmrmn, mournful- . 3
- The truth cf the matter la that
Congress did so little bemuse It real Jj
y Is worried about the business re- 1
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