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?National News? |
Baltimore, Feb. 1.?OJcnn L. Mar
nu, uvbu u> me airplane manufacturing
company .that bears his name,
said today he was prepared' to start
turning out .1,200 bombing planes a
year and that he anticipated that
within a year 10,000 men would be
employed at hie MHddle River plant
The factory" la running sixteen
hours a day, five days a week with
2 600 mien working in the daytime
and 1,400 at night.
Washington Feb. 1.?A confident
prediction that Congress would revise
the Wagner Labor Relatons Act
came today from Senator Burke, D.,
Nebraska, as ' the Senate Labor Com.
ntHtee took up modifications pro
Rockngha.n, Feb. 1.?A farm ex,
perfanental laboratory olntainlng scl
entiflc equipment and research ret
orda valued at. 920.000 by the owner,
Nicholas W. Dockery, Rockingham,
was completely destroyed by fire
" early last night. It' was believed
, , ?parK6 causea oy iricuon or an electric
wire swinging in gusty wind
caused the blaze. The building was h
lota] loss and not covered by insurance.
Philadelphia, feb. 1.?Penney Ivan
la State Police were engaged today
lu a race against time to warn au
unidentified man that a dog which
bit htm a week a-gi was infected
The man drove away from a roadside
grill at nearby Exton last Tuesday,
apparently unconcerned abAi
a wound which the dog inflicted on
New York, Feb. 1.?Burial of Wil
lla m J Millard, noted criminal law
yer and former assistant United 8ta
tea attorney, was halted today and a
fall autopsy was ordered to determ
i ine the cause of his death Saturday
** i^pltam S.
Kalian, famed lawyer known as The
Great Mouthpiece. who was acquit
ted of a charge of bribing a Juror,
' tn 1924. Subsequently In private prac
- t ice, Milliard defended Henry Juda
Gray In his trial with Ruth Snyder
for the murder of the woman's hus
New York. Feb. 1.?The two con
vioted kidnapers of Arthur Filed
must stand trial far two other at)
ductkais before they die In the elec
Demetrius Gula and 'Joseph S.
Q*/vt/th Kntk 9.7 vnar rvlrt ovmntHpth
re under sentence to be executed
March 6 for the kMnaptnr of Fried,
whose body the prosecution accused
tb?n of burning In the furnace of an
Beat Side lodge hall.
Atsnore, Ala.. Feb. 1.?A three year
* old girl. although suffering severe
bunas, owed her Mfe today to the
quick action of an wider who snatch
ed Che child from an open grate fire
Into wWch. Town Marshal Richard
Purvis said, she was pushed by her
. In Che same hospital with the cMlo
Jerry Bradford, was the mother, Mrs
Tloaett* Bfhdford, 38, with part ot
her Dace torn away by a shotgun
blast Purvis said the woman die
chargt$ Against her after shoving
the IHtle girl into the flames.
It Might Hav
A GENTLEMAN named tally t
severely, it is tree, but the ez
ted the idee that the conation of
enfortansto one made claims for. I
stating that his personal physician
The famous surgeon arrived an
, enamin-Ltion. He found nothing se
My-:- asnld scare him bv the Judicious el
"Sir," said the sturgeon, *1
I Abrasions and recommend eatrenM
"Wait a minute," said Patrick,
y.. to piaoae lite that whan all that's
metnsZ steaming up a Ml" ^ ^
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i Brief Form
. ?State News?
Raleigh. Feb. 1.?"Utterly false
and without the slightest fact." said
Charles O. Powell, chairman of the
State Unemployment Compensation
Commission when asked this
morning about rumors that . Federal
social security money might be cut
for North Carolina In retaliation for
the exemption of employees of the
tommissiin from the merit test examinations.
Halelgh. Feb. 1.?George \V. Coan,
t. tirn i n. - *
jr., n i a uiaie administrator, baa
announced the approval of eight new
relief projects which "will cost a total
of $221,960.98 and give employ
nient to 625 persona.
Raleigh. Feb. 1.?The Joint Appro
itnxfnMjrf euinnrti"uititrtf"vrtr tw
tatively loppng $95,568 from the
cxpendture of $154,514,899 recomended
by the Budget Commisaion apparently
presaged today more slashea
Considering the appropriations for
ten State departments yesterday totaling
$2,129,061, as relommended by
the Budget Commission. the committee.
chiseled them to the figure
Florence, S. C.. Feb 1.?An automobile
hit W. B. Bultmbn's bicycle
on a highway near here last nigh*,
and the man was killed1.
Coroner T. W. Wallace said David
Saleeby, 21, of Dillon, driver of the
car, posted $500 pending an inquest
The bicycle the coroner said, had
High Point, Fefc. 1.?The Mid-Sum
mer Southern Furniture Market here
wil open a month earlier this yeat
so that it will immediately follow
the Chicago market.
Newton, Feb. 1.?John Milton Setzer.
28, died yesterday in -a- local
hospital of injuries sustained last
Thursday night J when the automobile
he was driving collided with a
moving freight train.
.Mr. Setter's condition had , been
legaided eHrwnely serlotts from
the time he was admitted to the
hospital. The collision occurred about
8 o'clock Thursday nlgbt on
the northern edge of Nerwton.
Manteo, Feb. 1.?The motorboat,
Lillian Anne, of Wilmington, Del.
was floated in Alligator River by a
Coast Guard boat yesterday after it
had enne aeround. 'The craft wm en
route from Philadelphia to Wilmlng
ton, N. C. with a general cargo.
Oreenville, S. C., Feb. 1.?Between
125 and 150 members are expected
to attend the Winter meeting of
the Piedmont section, American As
odation of Textile Chemists and
Colorists, in Oreenville Feb. 11,
.Chairman C. Norrls of the Arrangements
Committee satd today.
Several technical talks will be
climaxed -by a banquet address on
organic chemical developments by
Dr. M. A. Dahlen of Wilmington, Del
Murphy, Feb. 1.?Police Chief Fred
Johnson called upon Ashevllte p?
lice to send a fingerprint expert to
si tempt to obtain traces of a masked
man wbo entered a hospital here
before dawn Sunday, ravished a 48
rear old nurse and robbed a woman
who had given birth a .few hours
earlier. The -chldf said clues . were
scarce. Meanwhile, he said Cherokee
Couhty officers were combing the
countryside but added hhat no cttlsens
had been deputised to assist.
nd the World
n s. COBB
e Been Worse
F S. COBB
rot hart in the factory. Not very
nnloyer was. suspicious of Kelly and
Mr. Kelly was not a* severe aa the
So he adopted the wise course of inattsod
d put KeDp through a most rigorous
riooa at fault, so he thought that he
koice of a few eaoterle phrases.
Bad you suffering from Cutaneous
i prophylaxis ftOoiriag the eauteriaM
there slat no doctor nma cut me
i wrong with me is a lew scratches
a tsUi i leal
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MOUNTAIN. N. C. TH
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'Former Pastor Central
I Methodist To Speak In
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, Rev. John R. Church, former pas- j
tor Central Methodist Church, King* ,
Mountain, lias been engaged as onb !
of the speakers at the International
Spiritual Life Convention, to be 'helu
in Chicago, 111., tin September. Dur- j
Ing the flv<xlay convocation, Mi. '
Church, who is now genera 1 confer- ^
ence evangelist, will give five evang
ellstic messages. Outstanding apeakera
front all parts of the world, will
tike part on the program. Among (
lift*" *>'reedy selected are Or. Pries
jot cvrr College. Rrtgland. (Or.. Price
. la a mrmber of the Cambridge Commission
of the Rrlbish Methodist
Church; Rev. Z. T. Drysdale, of the i
ln-nr:??uel Missionary School. of
England. BVshop Leslie R. Marston,
Rev. Cecil Trwvel of Chine end e
number of outstanding preachers of
At a meeting Tuesday, fifteen
High School boys wlio had received
letters or were eligible to receive let
los for participation in athletic activities
organized a Monogram Club,
Officers were not elected, but Paul
Nflsler, Jr.. was appointed acting
president until the election is held.
The boys decided that their first
activity would be to sell tickets foi
Friday night's basketball- game be?
tween the Students and the faculty!
Basketball fans are urged' to bug
from members of the newly formed i
club. The Club has charge of tlcke)
sales in the business section of tbA
town. J !
The charter members oX the club
are: Paul Neisletr. Jr., Jones Foi;
tune. Burton Bennett, "George? ,
Whrtttlngton, A. B. Falls, Luther Ma)* .
tlson, Clemonsee McDanlel, Jimmy ,
Dickey. Bugene Goforth, Clarenof
Plonk. James Gibson. Cobby SttbeZ. ,
James Bennett and Dan Finger. Drusreist
At Summitt's ?
Mr. RaJpll Keen ttm, registered j
druggist, has accepted a posMon|
with 8uminvltt's Nu-Way and will be 1
in charge of the drug and prescrlp
Hon department. Mr. Keenum who
sas formerly with Summitt's is married
and haw two children. He will
move his family here from Gastonla
as soon as he can locate an avails j
Another addition to Summitt's is
Mr. M. B Eld wards Who is in charge
of "the nraricet department. Mr. Edwards
is also married' and 'has two
children. Mrs. Edwards and1 children
moved! to Kings Mountain this week
from Woorfruff. 8. C.
The newly orgarrlred Kings Mountain
Merchant Association has opened
their office for business the first
part of this week Itv the D. P. Hord
Purnfture Co. Mrs. George Moss,
who will be in charge of the office,
extends a cordial invitation to the
merchants to rrtsiti the office and avsH
themselves of the services offer
ed by the association.
A n imhrtrtant moat'in<r rvf oil mftill I
bers of the aeeoolatilon ha-a been set
for next Tuesday- evening at 8 P. M.
| at the Towm Hall, and every membet
or prospective member la Invited to
b? present. "
Firemen were called iut of bed
at 1:40 A. M1. Sunday to answer a
call from a house on Church street
In the Phenlx Mill Village. Fire
started In a closet, with very little
damage being done.
A broken cable caused the alarm
to be sounded. Alter a few minutes
cfty electricians located the trouble
cut off the alarm.
Wednesday morning at 8:30 Firemen
answered a call to a house on
Hilling Street, the property of the
Kings Mountain Building and Loan
Association. The fire started from a
epark on the roof, only slight damage
iNJURBD IN FALL
O. A. Rhea, of Kings Mountain, vet
eran motor route driver for Km Char
lotte Observer, lm a patent in Mercy
HOapttal, Charlotte where he waa
carried early Sunday, following an
accMent which occurred In a vacant
lot near the Observer building, early
Sunday morning. Mr. Rhea was
roaelng the lot, in the dark, when
he fell, suffering a fractured leg sad
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URSDAY, FEB. 2, 1939
National Boy |
Bcout Week To
Be Observed Here '
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> National Boy Scout.Weew opens j
Litis year on Wednesday, February J
^th and the theme w.ll I?e "Scouting
Carries on American Ideals." j
On tiie night of February 8th, Pres i
Idem Roosevelt will speak over a j
National-wide radio broadcast ana
ill Bcouta arfe urged to gather toge
liter to Listen.
On tbe night of February 9th the I
Annual Community Roy Scout Ban-1
r(ue? is to be held at the High j'
School Cafeteria. Every troop cont- J1
uilttee is urged- to arrange for the j
full attendance of ttheir troop with |
committee and as many parents a."i
The banquet is sponsored by the [
Business Men's Club and the Scout-1
Ihlti District. The chairman -of this
C.toup Is \V. K. Maunejr.
Tickets for the occasion may be
secured from ft. S. Nelll. Secretary
Business Men's Club. W. K Mauney,
Aubrey Mauney, J. p. Thompson.
Secretary I.Ions Club, troop . t1ioin'mH
tee chairmen and- Scoutmasters. The
price named ia 35c.
On this occasion Eagle Scout Badges
will be presented to Claude
Gantt. 'Herlxert Pumphrey, Floyd
Kueen. Mother's Eagle Badges will
br presented to the mothers of these
Scouts and to Mrs. \V. K. Maunev
and Mrs. Dettmar. .The presentation'
will be made by Hon. Bismarck
Capps. President of the Piedmont
Scout Executive Schlele of the
C'-ounell will" be present and will talk
un "Scouting Ideals and the Man's
Part In the Program."
The Scoutmasters are planning, as
a part of the program several demonstrations
and short parts for the
Sunday. February 12th; la Nation
nl Boy Scout Sunday and plans are
being made to observe the occasion
with union service at which Scouts'
tre to attend In uniform and by
During Boo- Scout Week all Scouts
are urged <to wear their uniform. All
Scout* and Soouters are urged to
talk and live Scouting and to carry
ou this great American Ideal.
TO HAVE 8UPPER
The Men's Bible Class of the First
Presbyterian church will have a supper
In the Church Fellowship Hall
Friday evening at 7:00 o'clock.
Rev. G. K. Womeldorf of Hwalufu, i
China, will be the guest speaker.
Mr Wmnpliiorf ta one of the chnr
Che's leading missionaries. His services
are In great demand so we
feel most fortunate In having him
with -us for this occasion. All the
men of the church are invited ana
UTged to attend this meeting.
GAULT TO OPEN
Mr. C. J. Gnu it, who is well known
to the Grocery Trade of Kings Mono
tain is making plana to open a grocery
store on North Piedmont Avenue
Just beyond the railroad tracks. Com
plerte details of the opening of the
new store will be announced in the
next issue of The Herald, by Mrs.
By WILL ROGERS
T THINK everybody gets a Uck
out of firing a gun, and maybe
thafs why there is a war every so
often. At any rate, these guys who
run shooting galleries at summer
resorts make a lot of money out of
people who couldn't knock a target
down with n bet, taring to do it
with t ballot Yoa moo lot of
things to aim at so if you miss a
boll's oys you'ro apt to hit a clay
bird, and even if you miss every
thing also yoa might I*t the proprietor.
so it ought to bo a lot of
fun. A little while ago at one of
these places a woman hit the bull's
oys twenty-four times out of
twenty-five shots. When she bad
finished, the flabbergasted attendant
tone to her and says, "How
long have you been shooting, madam?"
"Well," says the lady. "I don't
think I did so bad. Those birds are
awfully small, and anyway, I bit
one of them and, besides, this is the
first thorn I ever had s rifle in my
hands I" '
UbwiIiii Mr* r?#fwe Is*'
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Luons Club To Meet
The regular meeting of the Kings
Mountain Lions Club will be held
>vuiBiit ai me .vDiimain % lew House.
AH members are requested to be on
time as the meeting will start
ptoinpliy at 7:00 o cook in order to
uive the members time to get to the
basketball game between Cliffslde
nd the Lion ' Club team which folic,
ws at 8:00 o'clock. On account of
the game there has been no regular
Flying School Organized ,
r. y *
Sometime within the very uear future
the citizens of Kings Mountain
can gaze skyward when they hear
the roar .of an airplane ..and wonder
if the pilot is a graduate of the
Kings Mountain Flying School. Mr
Revis Nelson, of Charlotte Municipal
Airport lias organized u flying
school here, with instructions being
given on Tuesdays and Fridays. At
ing instructions under Mr. Nelson.
Nelson 'Is a veteran flyer of ('his
lotte. and one of his latest students
to solo was Harold Hunni tin. local
man, -who is soon to apply for his
Arnnlil Kicoi* W5n.
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Arnold Riser, Past President, certainly
knows his Men's Club mem
bers. and as a result Ib $3.00 richer.
Mr. Klser was-high man in a picture
Identifying contest presented at the
Men's Club supper last Thursday
evening- Mr. Riser correctly identified
34 out of 42 .picture* of Club
members taken in the "good old
days." Some of the pleturea were
taken when "the members were babies.
The program was considered by
Club members as being one of the
most interesting and entertaining ev
er presented. Members who had
charge of the unique program were:
Glee Bridges, Chairman. Byron Kee
ter, Lawrence Mauney, and Tom
B. S. Peeler was close on Mr. Riser's
heels with 30 correct lndentlflcutions.
and was awarded the second
prtfce of $2.00.
THI8 PROVE8 AGAIN- THAT
IT PAY8 TO ADVERTISE'
Jayton, Texas.?Editor L. F. Wade
of the Jayton Chronicle recently
proved that "It pays to advertise" In
his paper when a full-page advertiso
ment sponsored by local firms brou
nht real results.
The ad reed: "Wanted ? a good,
soaking, general rain that will cover
The day after the adr was published
started raining and didn't stop
until 1.60 Inches had been recorded.
Control Of Cotton Wilt
Fusariiim wilt of ccr.ton, one of
the most serious problems of growers
in the Coastal Plato area, ' can
be controlled by two methods, according
to Dr. LitUher Shaw, plant
pathologist of the College Extension.
Service. These methods are
by the use of wf It resistant varieties
of cotton and by adequate potash
In an Extension Circular on ' th'
subject, just published, Dr. Shas
pc?ints out thbit Pusarium wilt annu
ally takes a toll of approximately 30
t'Op bales of cotton In North Carolina
principally In the Coastal PlaiVn arw
where 176.000 acres of cotton lam'
are infested by the fungus.
Research workers have been stud}
ing Pusarium wlR for a number o
years nnd have developed several vc
rtetles of cotton resistant to the db
ease. While explaining that It la no
fwMwable to recommend ape<4R<
wilt resistant selections and straini
because new developments wouh
soon make tihem out of date, Dr
Shaw idayir Clevewtlt, Di<ie Trlumpl
and Humoo Dixie have generall
prtwven to bo the moat desirable un
der North Carolina conditions.
HIGHWAY PATROLMAN HERE
W. L. Hatcher. Highway Patrol
man of Shelby will be In King
Mountain each Monday night at th<
IClty Hall about 7:30 to fill out appl
cations for drivers' license for thoai
who have lost, their* or those wh<
are eligible fh- "una. Heretofore 1
baa been nec?* ;ary for the appl loan
to find the Patrolman but now the:
may know where he can be found a
a certain time. The local Police D<
pertinent la co-operating with Pi
FIVE CENTS PER COPY
N. C. Birth Rate
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Raleigh. Keb. 1.?The total manlier
of births in North Carolina due
in j. 1938 was 80.603 as coin piti ed
wltli 80.644 in 1937. n decrease of 41,
while Qi'i.tba ,in l<t:iS numbered 33.765,-which
was a decrease of 336 un
del' the preceding year, figures Just
released by the State Itoard of Ileal
ih's Division of Vital Statistics, of
I which Dr. R T. Slim peon s the Di|
rei-tor. revthl. Ot the. 355 drop In
thr total number of deaths, 204 are
accounted tor in th.e decreased sum
l?er of persons meeting death by ac
cident, it wns pointed out Deaths
from what nre repined preventable
accidents n 1038 totaled 1.429, a*
compared with 1,633 In 1937.
| . "I am highly .gratified, ' commentled
Dr. Carl V. Reynolds. Slwte Heal'
i. i?ia Wi.lli IIUIW mi i l
: Carol lira's dea?h rate dropped from
9.f In J 937 o ? 6 last year, which was
1 rntialHornKle *' ? **"
. ? ",> ini> national
J death rate of 11.2. accoidwg to the
! latest scalable federal figures, whlH
our luirtr rate ? 22 8 in 1938 ? was
noticeably In excess of the national
rate 'of 17.0. Our d<t itii ra'e haa drop
ped from 10 3 to 9.6 in the poet bien
cttUiiiooooooon iintrnnnn r.eee eete
etete etote Htta'aaa anun 11114 ecu
nlum. Our birth rate was 22.1 hi
1936. 23.1 Kn 1937 |ind 22.8 last year,
which shows that, while we are a
chlevittg steady ' decreases In the
number of deaths, wo are holding
our own 4n the number of births.
North Oirollna, at least, is net help
ing tl make of the South 'Economic >
Problem No 1' the matter of its fine
showing Bn vital atatistica.'-'
Pirth in 1938. is is shown hi Dr.
Stompson's figures, exceeded deaths
-"but there are elwtays those things
which place a fly in the ointment"
scid Dr. Reynolds. 'During 1938.
there were 180 deaths from diptheria,
which could hO've been prevent
ed. an increase of 14 over the- 1937
total ol 166. There is, of course, but
one sure way of stamping out dfphtherio,
and thrift is by requiring to
gtye their ohildren that sure protection
wfhldh Is provided by inoculation
during the first year of tbelr
"I regret also to note the increase
in the number of deaths from pntesinionty
last year," Dr. Reynolds continued.
"The 1938 total was 2,739, as
compared with 2553, an increase of
186. Science now has provided ?
cure, which is offective to. at least
fifty percent of the cases, for cwr
tain types of pneumoniae provkfed
the disease is typed 1n time and tho
nmni?r tUvntnv aHmlnAB.?hPo<*
| leant half the deaths than occur to
North Carollnai from this <t!y.ease every
year could be prevented at a
cost to the State of about $33.33 apleoe.
provided we were -enabled to
make thla serum In our Laboratory
of Hygiene. Thla la one of the objec
tivea I have In mind." the State
Health Officer declared.
PALLS NOW FULL TIME CLERK
Marlon C. Falls who has been serving
as substitute cerk for several
years at the local peat office has
been promoted to full time clerk, according
to an announcement from
Postmaster W. E. Blakely. M*. B.
1 F. Cox. who had the highest rating
1 on the civil service llat has been
i named substitute clerk replacing Mr.
' (Opinions Expressed In This Column
f Are Not Necessarily the Views ef
i This Newspaper.)
? A confidential report, based on a
t secret investigation of living stand?B
ards In one of the foreign "Ism" ooun
s tries, has been laid on the desk of a
1 top-run ' adminl?t<rat ionite. It will be
'. made public soon. When it Is relees
i ed for public consumption. It will
f take the wind; from live sails or anyh
one with the notion that the dictatcra
have oreated a magic economic '
Utopia that challenges ,The A meet- , |
can Way of free enterprise and representative
To begtn with, the Investigator Is
I said to have found the much bally*
hooed living standard of Che dictator
s npttin about on a par with American
1 alums. Salaries were fmound to be
6 sbout half the airerage in America.
? nnd about 70 per cent of the populat
Hon was found to be on the govern
t ment payroll, supported by unpreoei
dented tones Imposed on the other
t CO per cent.
As tor prices of foodstuffs, the rei
port ie said to contain this compart
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