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dtate And N
Ixmdan. Feb. 7.?Prime _ Minister I
Chamberlain told the House of Com
mons Mcnday "anv threat to vital j
interests of France from whatever
quarter it came must evoke the im
mediate cooperation of this country.
>Hia declaration followed a state
ment Sunday by Vlrginle. Gayda, Ital
iatn Fascism's newspaper spokes
man, that Italian troops would stay
in- Spain until the Generalissimo
Fmnoo's political as well' as military
victory was assured.
Uoruhui. Feb. 7.?A bomb explosion
which wrecked the headquarters
of the Torquay Conservative club
' In Devonshire sent Scotland . Yard
expert* to England's aouth coast Sat
urday In a widening search for aus
pected Irish Terrorists. |
?"!? CAfivjr.vu wvcui iru hi O y. ill
lift a. in. EST.) after the Houses ot
' Parliament had been barred to visitors
as a precaution and police had
- announced discovery of Important ae
cret clues to ? wave of twmhing* at
trlbuted to the anti-British Irish Re-1
Washington. Feb. 7.?Barring war
t'nlted States T^trlines expect to
carry passengers across the North
Atlantic to Europe within three
, . months.
They hope to "get away" ahead
of European rivals in -the race for
the transoceanic passenger trade.
The long awaited transatlantic ser
vice will connect New York and
Marseilles. France, by way of the
balmy Azores Islands. Start of the
service will culminate nearly ten
. years of discussions among a halt
Washington,. Feb. 7.?The house
appropristlins committee recommended
$1,898,612,769 today to oper'
ate more than a score of independent!
government agencies for the
year starting July 1?an Increase of
more than $298,009,000 over the current
Despite the Increase, the comnjtt<la'Silsm?
$1.6*0*30-itom same -Of
the budget bureaus estimates.
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Austin, Tex., Feb. 7.?Gov.. W.
Lee O'Dantel, defending his storm
provoking action in delaying the
execution of a condemned negro
tcday to help aboltkh capital punish
mervt. He eald he deliberately bad
songht to arouse public opinion to
the horror of taking a human life by
reprieving Whvzell Williams, negro
convicted of slaying his employer, be
cause "few forms of punishment
couki be more harsh than to see
' certain death staring you In the face
day and night for 30 days.'
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Washington, Feb. 7.?China 'a
building a new notion In the compar
etlveJy undeveloped interior be
yond Immediate reach of Japanese
forces, xttUtslng 136,000,000 credit
extended tier. In December by the
AmMftesnr ex-port-lmport hank.
Well-informed persons who disclosed
today for ths first time what
China was doing with tthe credit
opened la NsfW York, wW that na,
lion's only tflmaos of defeating the
Japanese was to wear them out by
creafteg a virtually new Chine: in
what was once the hinterland.
Chicago, Feb. 7.?Oar tern' for bow
legged men are helping Harold Bteffee
of South Bend, Ind., pay his tuition
at the University of Chicago.
zSteffee said his grandfather, John
' Kdehna, flnvtented ithe garters ecauae
bow legged men need some,
, Laughing Aroui
f / With iftvn
. } 'I'tlSM Akotif
Jk Mill < li/UUI
^MEWLY-WED stories and henpec
this modem age of wholesale d
Kelp bat call to your attention the
henpecked hosband who wee tied ?i
It mwii thr' ft wu a rainy r
nothing to do bu. >it down and taki
This, little Geoifee was doing t
auffering manner. After a thirty ?
. the wife suddenly ceased her phil
staring at me. Why dont you say
At which the husbatad answer*
that it was my turn."
ational News ,
i Brief Form
Liimberton. Fob. 7.?A Tew hours r'i
after he had finished a foiir-m^ntn |
term on a liquor charge, .Itrlcy Hum
ntonds, 24 ydar old ludlan. was back
in Jail todiay ? charged. Sheriff
Clyde Wade said, with murdqr. He
was charged with fatally shooting !
Lacy Brumbies, 34, a guard at the
stale priscn camp here.
AsheYllle, Feb. 7.?Ashevllle. after .
more than a decade, will return to :
the blg-tlme pro golf circuit this
1fce boys who play for' money will
stop off here April 7-9 to vie for the
$5,000 prize money to be offered hi
the Land of the Sky open.
Ashevllle has not had a large open
tournament since 1924. -j
vmwmmmmimm ,>i n,
Henderson. Feb. 6.?An epidemic '
of colds and Influenza caused the
closing of Henderson high school today.
Officials, inciting tlhat njore than i
one-fifth of the atpprojrtmately > 600
students enrolled were absent, an- ?
nounced the school would be closed ,
Tor two days.
Other schools In this sect km also
reported a large proportion of at>sencee
but none had closed- today.
Wilson, Feb. 7.?Wlllard Nix. with
a temperature of 106 degrees, continued
to live at a hospital here today
despite the fact that his apinai
cord practically was severed at the
neck la ao automobile aocident Friday.
. Greensboro, Feb. 7.?John, M. Shan
nonhouse. 20. of Charlotte, a stulent
flyer, glided his plane into a power 1
line wire near here yesterday -and
crashed. The youth crawled! from
wreckage unhurt. He was flying low
In an attempt to read a highway di rection
Ashevllle, Feb. 7.?The Blue Rfdge
mountaineers think the Chinese wat
i &%. ra* ?* jfw?we.
I Many mouritafneere derive their
Income from the aile of ginseng or
sang roots. The Chinese buy them
for redlcinal purposes.
But the <3 in o-Japanese war, the
mountaineers say, has mined the
market. The current price is only
what about a fifth what It was before
Rutherfordtoo, Feb. 7.?The "United
Dry Forces of Ruthertordton coun
ty held a largely attended rally, in
Forest city Sunday afternoon at the
First Baptist church. Petitions sign
ed by nearly 4,000 voter? of the ooun
ty, asking the Legislature to exempt
Rutherford troth legal wine, beer
and the one gallon liquor law were
preeented. Berersi bund re 1 high
school students stoned petitions opposing
wine sad beer..
Raleigh, Feb. 7.?F. C. Handy, director
of the-state bureau of tares
ligation, announced yesterday afternoon
that man had been ai t ented
in Maryville, Tenth., in _ connection
with an alleged criminal assault rob
bery case at at Murphy hosiptal last
Wilmington. Feb. 7.?The Wrights
vllle BeSch erosion control project
financed by PWA ts progressing rap
Idly /Wth/ approxtn^ately 50,000 ?#
bfc yard of hydraulic fill hawing
been pumped from Ranks channel
onto the strand at the southern end
of Sea Island since work started
early in January.
nd the World
ST S. COBB
is Fair Play
iked husband gags are old stuff la
ivorce, but none the less I can not
one that relates to the poor little
> to a stronger and better ha#.
dght at heme and there was really
9 it on the chin from the wife.
0 perfection, in his usual made and
[note wave of"expert tongue lashing,
lipic and shouted, "Don t sit there
td, "Sorry, dear, but I didn't knew
1 towns. Im.)
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KINGS MOUNTAIN, (4. C.
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Officers Capture Lai
' : il |/ -.-i . . win wwitbis
yielded a large aupply of white tiq
when raided laat Thursday by Der>uC?
burn and John Hord, who can bvri
By Automobile t
A three-year-old child' of Mr. Doc 1
tVhltc who live* within the hlty llni I
its on the Cherry ville-Kings Moun j I
a hi highway, was unavoidably brush J
>d down by a local negro driver hi a
ar Sunday. The back of the child's
head struck the road, or some hard
f.ubstanoe. It was feared the skull *
had been cracked, but an x-ray ex- J1
posure showed there had been k no "
hreak audi the child 1s getting along s
is welt as could be expected. ^ '
it Dad started across tne road ana ~
turned back to avoht another cor a
coming In the opposite direction,
netting almost In front of the -one \
'l.at brushed him aside.
Shelby lions Nose ;
Out Locals 27-24 '
(By Wblulngton) . 0
The Shelby Lions Cagers defied j
tbe Kings Mountain . quintet last c
night, 27 to 24, In the fastest game
which the home court has ever seen.
Smart opened the scoring la . jhe c
first two minute* of the 3d *
Kings Mountain ted for the first few '
minutes. The Shelby team woke an f
JuBt before the end of the half and T
had the score tied, 10 all, at the half. c
The Kings Mountain team was f
without the services of LeOere during
the most of the first half. He
arrived late and went into the game with
one minute and flrty five sec- c
onds of the first half left to play. '
LeOere broke the tie with a free (
throw just after the half started, but r
it ,wa? tied again when Morris, big
Shelby center, also ihade a tree ahot |
Both teams were ringing the bell <
from all parts of the court, but show c
hig anxiety on crip shot*. I
The Shelby team began the onslaught
in the last. five minutes of
tbe game, overcoming a seven point
had to win. The last five minute# of
play was terrific, with both teams i
fighting for Am faafl. ,
Smart was the big soorer for the
locals, ,witth Morris leading for the
11 nf n nm
* ?VV\M w>
Only two substitutions were made
during the fame, eict team substituting
* forward. LeOere went Into
the game for Humphries, and Hefner
for Poaton. J
The game last night was the f
third loss of the season for the local t
team, but as It ww a non-conferenoe I
tilt, It wtll not Jeopardise the stand- <
ing of the team. I
Whether or not the local team. c
win play a game here next weeX
could not be learned by the Herald
but should one be scheduled it will
be played next Wednesday or Thursday
night. They do play In Gaston la
Saturday night in a regular confer
LITTLE THEATRE GROUP
The Little Theatre group will
meet at the regular hour, Thursday
evening at the Woman's Chib.
Membership in the organisation Is
still open and all Interested in wort
oi ium nvuro m htimm w
meeting* to lieteai to the reading of
the play* wherethe ttvey expect to
Join or not.
B. And L. Stockholders ,
The annual attxiriholdere mooting
of Kln^i Mountain Building and
Loan AbaOotatlof will be bold thla
mailing ,at the City Hall beginning
about 7:ltf Wrectora will bo elected
and otfier Vaaldea* wfll bo tranaactod
according to J C. Lackey, Socroiar*
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THURSDAY, FEB. 9. 1939
ge Quantity Of Liquor
' 55?. v ""
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ftu.i.wcr 5 Townihip which 1
uop, beer, supplies and equipment, 1
t Charlie 8heppard, , W. L. Black
en In the picture.
The biggest haul of white liquor
nd beer made in Cleveland, county
1 several years was taken in a raid i
ist Thursday afternoon at the oUl J
euers nomestead on the Kings
fountain - Ctaerryville highway, oon-1
Istlng of 47 gallons of whiskey and i
bctirt 1,000 gallons of beer.
Deputies Charlie Shepherd and
\ U Hack burn of Kings Mountain
nd John Hord of Waco made the
aid and arrested Ray Sellers, owner
f the house who was placed under
500 bond before Magistrate Pride
Convicted This Weak.
Sellers is operator of Shady Reet
ill inn station and last Wednesday
onvtcted in recorder's court here
f possessing a quantity of untaxed
lquor and' was fined 926 and the
Among the Heme found by the others
were: three boxes full of beer,
xgimaled to be about 1,000 galloon,
17 gillons of white liquor, eleven
'tnpty 100-lb sugar seeks, two large
tew boxes, two small new boxes, 19
ne-half gallon fruit Jars, four 16:allon
kegs, four legation kegs, and
icveraj whiskey oasts, and buckets.
Deputy Shepherd said Kings
^fountain officers have had numbers
?f reports of liquor oortving from
he vicinity of Shady Rest. The
rhlskey and beer were found in an
id unoccupied house nearly a mile
lorth of the filling station.
There was no liquor still in the
mmediate vicinitly of the house, but
jfflcers believe one is in that area,
ir the liquor is being made by some
tind of steam outfit.
It us understood that Sellers will i
>e tried to the March term of Fed-1
ml Court at Shelby.
Band Concert Next '
The King* Mountain School Band
irlll render their first complete con
wrt sine* securing their new nniorme
at the High School Auditor!ip
next Thursday evening, February
leth. The oonoert will be absolutely
tee and the public Is cordially lnvled
to attend. A new picture of the
?tnd all "dtkedr* warn taken yeaterlay
afternoon and will be published
m the next issue of the Herald aong
with complete detalla of the con
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I nm t BAoano
*9/ nt?Mi IMAIMIO
W7HAT with evory until tows
" ImtIii its Rotary or Khaw
dab, tad taoot of 'ota batta* both,
tfalo GMo Vbtao tfctaf atat to
doot go. lW wtat aothiac baft
biygor tad bottar boootaro, and that
remlada mo of tbo little boy who
ttkod bio dad what OMe Vlrtao
bo aa laatttatloa for demon tod
fa another otate, K to ooAed aa laoaao
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JbJfihi iilllmi iii ill 11milglMicgiMt,n^iVf
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Boy Scout Ba
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Local Youth Stages
riit-DoWn Strike. ?'
Pro! bly one of the most unique i1
i'.t down slrlkts ever staged was one ("
bat Master Jerry Holland of 101
Cleveland Avenue staged at Jits *'1
acme on Wednesday morning. Febru :>l
iry -8th. a
The unusual thins about the sit- <'
low-n strike w-us the fact that Master
Jerry -who is only two years old, b
in J had no special object In striking. K
After breakfast Wednesday mornIns
he simpQy locked himself in his o
loom and defied one and all ic set o
It .in to come out. P
His mother Mrs. Mae Holland., ,,
promised bhn everything from J q
fruit's and candles to a real good | 0
dt or and corny out. Rut all to no a , j
vail. He just sit. back in his little p
chair smd laughed and laughed. j
Finally after several hours of 8
fruitless pleading and promising. g
Jerry's Uncle Bill Williams Had to, j,
is rrow an extra key from .the apart- y
ntem owner. Mr. Doris Mauney and ^
unlock the door. j
Thus ended the first and probably
the last sit down strike for Master
Jerry. He did not get the nice fruit ,
end candy promised hint but he did c
get the soufad spanking. Now he Is a t
sadder and wiser young man. No
more ait down strike* fer me he e
1,885 Home Water
Nearly 2.000 farm homes in North I
Carolina have water systems today ]
whereas they were in the "bucket j
and outdoor pump" bn'gade a yeai !
aco. To be exact, 1,885 home water
systems were installed In 78 coun- (
ties during 1938, reports Miss Ruth t
Current, state home agent of the 1
Extension Servile. - - I
fThese 1.885 systems ranged from ,
the attnplest, a pitcher pump bring- (
ing running water to the back porch (
or kitchen and costing only 915, to
the more elaborate systems piping
hot and cold water to the home. 1
yard, barn and orchard at a cost of
several hundred dollars.
Miss Current says the Pamlico
County extension agents, Sephie Lee
Clark and! A. T. Jacksos. used this
phase of agricultural engineering as J
a JcCnt program for men and women
In 1938, holding one leaders' school
at which a simple water system was
demonstrated. As a result 14 water '
systems were in stalled in that one <
county and one bathroom was equip 1
MPs? jCAark, the Pamlico homo ,
agent, tells of the following expert- \
oripa In /nnnArtten with the fterm
and home tour conducted last fall:
"One of the water systems was Installed
as a demonstration and was
completed only a few days before
the tour. In checking* up on the demonstration,
I -risked the home the
day before the hour. The husband
met mt at the door, his face beamin*.
'Miss Clark, It -works but -what
As worrying me Is that my wife may
use all the -water and! there won't be
ruche when the folks get here to
marrow.' I assured him the water
would last, and several months later
he told me it was still holding
out and had saved members of his
family thousands of steps."
In Cleveland County the windmill
aster supply for the home of , ,Mr.
and Mrs. Andrew Carpenter was one
of the Interesting sights on (that
county's farm and home tour.
WARD BILL PASSES
1The bill In the. State Legislature
to divide Kings Mountain Into five
wards after having already passed In
the Lower House, was passed An the i
Senate last week after an amend- 1
ment eliminating the school Board
election. The bill has been sent back i
to tfce Lower House for the amen4- I
ment to be passed on. '
The bill has met with almost u- I
nanihnous approval of leading cftt- i
7tmm of Kings Mountain and it ..is i
thought that the action will soon i
become law. I
Several cftfsens hare described |
this action as being, "the most con- <
structure step in the advance in 40 <
years." f t
PATIENT IN HOSPITAL
Mir. O. A. Rhea Is still a patient in j
Mercy Hospital. Chair lotto, where j
ho wag carried ten dar? ago for treat I'
ment for Injuries he received In a <
fail. Mr. Rhea suffered s dislocated
abouMer and double fracture of one
leg, Mr. Rhea baa been suffering con
slderably but hie condltfln Is reported
as sat la factory.
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FIVE CENTS PER COPY
~?? ' nnviaf
The community joins .with 'the l.
ny Scouts tonight at t?:3n cclel>rat- 1
ig N'Htiotiul I oy Scout Week with
dinner, meeting at the High School
Over two hundred and fifty tick- t
is have lie. u distribute J for tho
['caeion. AH of the lad Hoy Scouts 1
re expected and one hundred, parnts
and friends-of Scouting. .. .1
The dinner will be presided over
y W. K. Mauney. chairmau of the
Jngs Mountain district. j
Hon. Hismarck Cupps. President
f tho Piedmont Council Hoy Scouts
' America, will be present and will
resent Eagle Scout , Badges. the
ighest awards'for work on merit .1
adges by' Scouts, to three Scouts. <
'wo of these are from Troop No. 2
f which lyaiiev^ IW'tnynr U ,Sj^nni- !
taster. - 1" "iVTcse boys"are llurbert
'umphrev and. Floyd Quecs. Claude
luntt of Troop No. 5 of which Jack.
lulletider Is Scoutmaster will at the
ame time be presented with the
ante award. The mothers, of three 'a
oys and the mothers of Ernest and
tiles Mauney and Bobby Dettmar
illl be awarded the mother's Eagle
The principal address of the occas
nn will be made by R. M. Schlele.
he Executive of the Piedmont Coon
:)!. He will speak on Scouting ideals
nd the Man's Part.
New committee chairman will be
lected to make up the Kings Mounain
8couter organization for the
Plans are expected! to be mhde
nimed lately following the dinner for
he annual drive for the local contro
>ution to the funds needed by the
'ledmont Council. TJie amount e*- ,
tected as a contribution from Kings
Mountain this year is $800.00.
Sunday evening at the A. R. P.
hunch will beheld the annual union
lerVlce during iNatlorral Poy Scout
iVeek. Scouts are to attend in a
>ody. The sermon of the occasion
vill be preached by Rev. L. Boyd
Hamm of the Lutheran Church. All
)f the, other churches are cooperang
in the service.
The community Is Invited to gfva
special attention this week to the
MTiphasls of the (educational ana
baracter building services of the
rr eat est boy program of all time ?
he Boy Scouts.
New Barber Shop Opens
IThe Sanitary Barber Shop, located
at the corner of Mountain and
Cherokee Streets in the building for
nerly occupied by the Poetal Tlele?raph,
is now open for buslnees. '
Messrs Baxter and G. L. Wiltght
who are already well known to the
larber trade in Kings Mountain are *
jpsociated. In .the operation of the
new shop. Baxter Wright, who has
tad 19 yeera experience formerly
tperated the Margrace Barber Shop,
tod G. L>., who has spent 15 years la ?j
be barber business Is back home
from Washington. D. C., where be
ias worked the barber trade tor six
' The Wright Brothers extend a cor)lal
/Invitation to their old friends
tnd customers to. vstt them In their
tew basin ess J
Mr. J A. Wright, who has been
tper&tlng the, Wright Barber Shop
>r the opposite corner has taken
>ver the Margrace Barber Shop.
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! James Preston
(Opinions Expressed In This Column
Are fyot Necessarily the Views of
The Capital's unofficial aide-line
3)>ectatoi*8 are having their big "I
old you so" Inning.
iWeeks before Congress convened
K'heu word first began to leak out
that the strategists were going to
eheel National defense into the legislative
spotlight, these observers be
gan making predictions on Just why
and what the defense program
would embrace. it wmgd include,
they specdUted. Just shout every
pet project that could, by the fartb- t J
est stretch of Imagination, he pictured
M a defense requirement.
First to be dropped gently Into
this classification was part of WPA.
Cither leaser lights have followed.
Now, however, the side-liners say
they have detected the master
stroke, to wit: revival of two of the
largest spending projects ever start- < Ijfl
ed, but which were dropped after a
flurry of protests, changes and Congressional
One of the projects is the, Florida
ahp canal, which would cost a boat ?
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