VOL. 25 NO. 15.
State And N
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Washington, Mar. 21.?The strike
of" union employees at thirteen capf
tat hotels has ended in a compromise.
Under an agreement announced
last .night by John R. Steeman, Labor
Department conciliation chief
the hotels retained their right to
employees but agreed1 to give pre
ference to union members n filling
Damascus, Syria, Mar *1'.?The
French Government took over all
poiice and security powers front
the Syrian Government today and
.French troops began military occu
pation of Damascus.
The action waa decided upon in
view or a arrnvjuy P'vnil 'p vMr-i.
sections of Syria ?n?f continued |dot
in eg in Damascus, lloms. 1M miles
north of Damascus. and other cities
New York. Mar. 21.?-A cosmic ray
.- snatched from Inter-stellar space wlf
be used to Illuminate tho New York
World's Fair on Its open In c niaht
The taut of a aeries of ten flashes
atop the try loo will have a brilliance
equal to a million 100 watt
amps and be visible for 20 miles.
' Syncroalzed with the flashes, a
bell tone from a six foot piano wire
w!l] ting out ten times. Hie sounds
magnified to correspond to clamor
cf a bell 30 feet in diameter, Srilf
be audible for 20 miles.
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Warsaw, Mat. 21. Robert S. Hud son,
British Overseas Trade 8ecre
tary had an opportunity today to
. get an appraisal of the situation in
Rcumanla. where German seeks
, -fuel and food for her expanding dP
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Chicago. Mar. 21.?Miss Helen Ole
' cicwekl,. 18, wee dead today, but be
cause of her last set before she was
struck by an automobile a 15 month*
* ; " Bsyasontk, tbebaby
of a friend In her ahn?. Miss Oltf
: evesrsk-etared across a> busy street
last night. Suddenly a car was- upon
her. She threw the infant over her
- : shculder end a split second later
wse ground beneath the ear's
- wl-eeln The. baby was unhurt except
tor a few scratches.
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Zurich. SwMreer*<?|ttd. Mar. 21.:?
The anti-Jewish 'firm hand" Front1st
Party lost Its six seats for the
C-H>-of-Zurich fln-lhe?Oranif - Council.
or legislative body of Zurich Cain
ton, first tabulations of yesterday's
election figures sbdwed today.
Tlia A*f?a# nf lha VmrIUIi
- widely interpreted. 1p th? press as
a slglniftcant demonstration of TOUTS'
determination to maintain
Swiss Democratic principles. The
population of Zurich Can too Is almost
entirely German speaking.
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Mexico CltJt Mar. 12.?German
-, Minister Baron R Rudt too Cotleoberg
delivered today 1600 volumes
of Nad literature and German scien
tlttc snd cultural works to "-the" Con
. niees Library.
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By ntVIN :
' I'HE SPIRIT of improvement has
Forked Deer River in West Tenw
mittee, raised a fund in the congrega
date heating plant, to supplant the ol
that tint* had been used to heat the
in the cellar, with gratings in the
On the second Snndav after the
. elderly woman member came to the ?
a ga&gHng dghteen-year-ow son. Th<
a?o as the son had been suffering li
knew of the innovation; but now tin
mother sad he had driven to church.
Where they sat, the boy's feet
The preacher had got well into his
wriggle uneasily lit the pew. He be
w- parent's ear.
"Maw, we got to go."
"Sh-h-h-h, set still, son," she cc
s . done yet"
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/ pnt off for home qnlek e* we kin. TJ
I -v ?fk?.yoa ?hor^ sen?" die asked
"I ehoie am, Maw. I kin feel th
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Rocky Mount. Mar 21.?Marcellus
Da woe, 39 year old negro was cut
to death near here last night by
William Saunders, negro, 27, It was
reported here today by J. R. Tanner
Nash County deputy sheriff.
Tanner said Saunders was being
held In jail at Nashville on a murder
charge for the May term of court.
Columbia. 8. C.. Mar. 21.?Covernot
Burnet R. Rayband refused to
nay to extend clemency to the six
men condemned to die for the Dec.
12. 1?37, slaying or Capt. J. Olln
Panders at the State Penitentiary.
Unless some unexpected coure ac
tlon intervenes, the six men will
d'e In the electric chair early Frldim
ninmls i mi i?sa*giw??dwwft"
?'ite was March 10, but the Cover5
ntr granted a two weeks' reprieve
In order to study the esse.
Orangeburg. 8. Mar. 21.?Fire
nlinrst destroyed the First Itaptlst
Crunch located In the heart. of
Orangeburg's business district. early
today, causing damages estimated
unaffiCially at $75,000.
Church officials said $25,000 insurance
Sanford. Mar. 21.?J>r. Lynn MoIver,
Lee County health officer, asia
today that there is a definite decrease
in the ntv.. er of influenza
cases in Sanford -md Lee county,
end he la of the opinion that the
peek has been reached.
While the disease hss not Teached
nn epidemic, stage there has> been ;t
'trge number of cases in Sanford
~ud County during the past aer
. Darlington .8. C. .Mar. 21.?Tlie |
l.ody of Waddy Thompson, author of|
American history textbooks used In |
the schools of many alatea, was
'/i ought to his former home here to
day tor burial.
" ,? til list" "?' ? r-- .vie
1 .'Incoin-ton. Mar. 21.?Physicians
said today Charles A. Jonas, Repub
V-can National Executive Committee
man. would probably have to remain
In a hospital here for several days
as the result of Injuries suffered in
an accident Saturday.
Jonas was hit by an automobile a*
be was crossing a street near hi*
home and suffered several bad cats
on the face. Physicians horwevr, said
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Pioneer, Senior and Fellowship
groups of the First PresbyterIan
Church will give a "Spring Time?
party tonight, honoring the adults of
the church. 1
It can be said, that this Is a party
given by tl^e children for their parents.
,There wljl be games that hn-adult"
will enloy and a abort play that carries
a message* you witl always remember.
Refreshments will be nerved.
The entire membership of the
church Is invited.
Hi the WiwrW :
i s. COBB
invaded a country church on the
essee. The pastor, aided by a comHon
for fhe purchase of an up-tod
wood-burning stoves which until
ehurdh. The furnace was installed
floor through which the hot air
furnace had begun to function, an
svening service, bringing with her
Me two lived down in the bottoms,
itely from chills, neither of them
b youth was convalescent and his :;
rested upon one of the gratings. 4J
sefmon when the youth began to ..
at his head and whiipered in his
*m soled, "the preachin' ain't hslf
id, "we got to get out of here and
ie ager is a-com in bade on me."
is fever crawUa' up ay laigs."
KI\C.? MOUNTAIN. N. C.
Costner Named '
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Monday the general board of the
K'ngs Mountain Baptist association
emoted tlie Rev, J. W. Costner of
i.nwndale as clerk to finish out the
term of the late Rev. J. V. DeVenny
>vfco. died a few weeks ago.
Mr. Costner le already head of the
Sunday school work of the association
and is pastor of Pisgah Baptist
church near Casar.
In addition to the routine business
and departmental meetings the
beard! met in a Joint session with,
the Woman's Missionary union of
the association which is holding an
i alt day mission class for several hun
d'-ed women at the First Baptist
church. A lunch was served by W.
M. C. in the church at noon. Mrs.
John Wacaster of Waco and Mrs.
Wade 1) Bostick of 8helby are in
gtnersl charge of the meeting.
Rev. A. O Sergeant, pastor of the
First Baptist church of Kings Moua
tain announced that plane for the
M"ml TtrrH nf mfnlnn rrtnlr In r*in
various churches have been completed
and a score or more classes
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I/- arm uuiillft (UP U1VIIIB VI
The association accepted the resignation
of Wyan Washburn aa head
c' the Baptist training union work
:.nd Moderator J. \V. Suttle will appoint
n committee to name his successor.
House Points To Early
End of Assembly
Raleigh. Mar. 21.?The house adop
tet. a join resolution today which
would prohibit introduction of any
now bills In the legislature after
March 2? and called on presiding
officers to bend every energy to
bring about sine die adjournment
The measure went to the senate
Representative Bryant of JDur[
h ttn sought to amend it to muke the
time for adjournment sooner than
trrll 1, if possible, and Rep. Mur
:<hy of Rowan said he believed' tre
legislature could quit next Tuesday,
with. 4ts Job .done. The amendment
was rejected, however.
Representatives Caffey of OuUtord.
Fenuer of Nash and! Hatch 'pf
Wake Introduced the resolution, "it
reused1 or wan now before one division
or the other and could be
quickly disposed of.
The Important biennial school ma
cfrinery act, under which all public
school# operate, had just been Intro
duced In the bouse. The important
revenue madrtnery act under which
local taxes are levied and collected
tn the 100 counties has not been
repotted to the'floor.
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To Meet Monday
The Band-Parent* Association will
' havya an Important meeting next
Monday; evening In the Central
8chool Auditorium at 7:Sd to formulate
plana for the Greensboro trip
wherl .tpfe local .band wMl compete
in the-Stat* Con teal. Ladd. Hamn|ck,
President of the Association extends
a cordial Invitation to everyone jrho
la Interested In the band to be present
whether they* have Any children
In the hand or not.
The Band-Parents Association; has
meant a great deal to the .success
of the bend, that has contributed
piuch to advertising Kings Mountain
Tb? Beat'Town In The State. <
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Raleigh, Mar, 21.?The seng'to unanltnously
approved today a- bill
to aboliBh absentee. voting in primaries
and tighten refctrlcticms for
general elcatlone. -
There was no discussion and no
dissent when the amended version
of the house hill was reached on
the calendar. - Twenty-six ^senators
voted for adoption of ther committee
substitute with the negative vote
not being counted; There were no
dissents then as the bill parsed two
lvedRngs on oral vote.
Due to the minor senate changes
the measure went back to the house
I for concurrence. '}
JEAN WARE POSES
Miss Jean Ware, attrgcflve daughter
of Mr, and Mrs. Motfct Ware,
now in New York, acting as a commercial
model has recently posed
for the famous illustrate^. Joe IJttlo
an the heroine In the-atorv "A Olrl
In Camp" by .John HAWkins In The
American WeeVly< March 19. The
American Weeklft has the largest
circulation of any publication In the
world. Miss Ware baa posed as
model for some of .the leading advcrtlalng
agencies in AtRerloa.
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MARCH 23, 1039
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Former Kings Mtn. Man
Sentenced To Die
Ira A. Weaver. former Kings
Mountain man. and Vincent Cots,
carnival worker, were sentenced to
dtttth by a Connecticut tribunal of
Superior Court last Wednesday. The
ftfdges decided that the two men
vvere equally guilty of murder in the
hold-up-slaying of Joseph G. Dripps,
storekeeper on January 21.
Weaver accused Cots of the aCtu
al murder, while he waited outside
'n an automobile. Cots admitted being
with Weaver, but said that be
knew nothing about the murder,
i Weaver left Kings Mountain a
bout two years ago, going to Middle
.tin, Conn, where the crime was
dynamite Theft Is
\Gaffney. S. C.. Mar. 21.?County
poice yesterday pressed an Investigation
into the theft of a number
of sticks of dynamite which were
stolen from the powder house of the
Campbell IJmestotie Co. sometime
FVMagr sight. '?
Bight sticks of the explosive?believed
to he el, with the possible e.
crptlon of one or two sticks, stolen
from the cache ?- were recovered
Saturday mornrlng In the vicinity ol
the quajfry and about a mile from the
R. 8. Campbell, jr., who Is In char
ge of the plant said no cape or fuses
vera stolen, so far as could be sscer
talnftj. He mid one case, which
contains about 47. sticks of dynamite
was broken Into and eight or nine
sticks taken out.
Tfie dynamite recovered was In a
tow sack,eaccept fbr two or three
sticks. Deputy^. Sheriff Jack Brown
tind'Constable tysiand T. Clary said
The sack was thrown down In a
field near the .college.
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By WILL ROGERS
COME fellow with kind of an Itch
^ for history has been digging up
the lewd own on all the famous
characters that we were taught
bout in school. Maybe they're just
jealous but anyway it keeps them
Well, one of these guys tells us
that the real story of the boy tbut .
held back the ocean in Holland ny
keeping his finger in the dyke aui t
bit like it was in the readers.
It sekms, according to this bird,
that the 5oy Hans, kept his linger
in the hole in the dyke quite a
while, and his pal Hendrik, run
down the street to get somebody to
fix it up. Well, nobody woke up,
knd after twenty minutes Hendrik
comae running back.
"It's alright, Hans," he says, "Let
'or go. Pot your thumb in your
"Why T", aavn Hans. "Art they
coming up to fix it?"
"Meee, but the town's on fire in
' steepness and they need that
jUaehN Mews FWsm, led
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Publishes Band Picture
The State Magazine, published at j
Raleigh, N. C., by Carl Goerch, de-1
vcted a full page to the Kings Mouti I
t tti School Band In the last, issue.
. Kdiicr HaywOod Lynch sent Mt\
Gierch the picture at the suggestion
of (Mr. Chss. Thomasson, band boost '
er. The State Magazine is the most
widely circulated magazine printed '
in North Carolina, and is devoted en '
tlrely to the State.
Since the picture of the band' appeared
in the magazine it has also
printed' in the Gaffney, (S. C.I Ledger.
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' Lost Colony" ,
Edenton, Mar. 21.?A ?roup of,
historijjw who have been trying to |
f nd in North Carolina some clue to'
the disappearance of Sir Walter Raleigh's
"lost colony* where lntriguea
today by the finding of another
alone, reported to bear marking re
' scmbling letteu of the alphabet.
An earlier stone, found in Septem
ber. 1937, was studied by Prof. H. J. j
Peafce, jr., of the Emeory universal
ty department of history, and he re j
ported deciphering several lines of
Elizabethan English on it, but little
to throw light on what was the colonists
The newest stone, about three tim
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t <Z? wugn lUdU IdHT linjl una waigu'
log about 60 potmda, was found yes ;
terday by H: T. Chappell near Cen-j
tcT HU1, five miles from the Chowan(
' river, In Perquimans county The i
stone Is quartz.
Committee Favors I
Of War Materials
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* Washington, Mar. 21.?The house
military committee recommended
today to permit the government to
acquire $100,000,000 worth of strategic
war matenri-iis by direct purchase,
In exchange for surplus agricultural
commodities or as part payment
for war debts.
As a rej^lt of information that
President Roosevelt would not approve
of more than $10,000,000 for
the purpose at this time, the committee
recommended that the pro
grant he wpread over four years, but
left to the war department the dc
elslon of how much of the fund
shpiild be used each year.
i no innasurc wotua permit tne
p.rmy to build up stock piles of man-1
ganese, tin, chrome, mercury and'
other materials in which the United
States is deficient.
Men's Club Meets
At 7:00 P. M.
The Business Men's Club will
ireet this evening at 7:00 P. M.' at
the Woman's Club building. Members
are asked- to please note the
change in the time from 6:30 to 7:00
Messers C. G. White, Gilbert Hord
and P. M. Neisler compose the propram
committee for ttnlght's enter-,
SMALL BLAZE MONDAY NIGHT
Fliomen were called out Monday
night at nine thirty, to extinguish,
a small blare at the Pauline MH1.
Very Hit la damage was done, only a
small portion of the floor being
torn up to allow firemen to get thi
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Attendant? records for the three
' i.tte school of Kings Mountain rerouled
this morning that the inea?
ec epidemic which has raged for <
h<\ past several weeks has reached
is peak, with 49'students being ah- >
ant from Central School, 'which .
>ns an enrollment of about 850 pu ile.
Most of the absences are record
i-d in the lower grades.
Ihtre are only about one hundred
i'upils at Central out of the eight
Hindrpfl nmt flftv 'pnrnlL<l u-hn Ha??*
:t.t already had ? Men. and who
Muld be susceptible to t.
The measle epidemic hit. West
Pi hool about two weeks ago, with ? .
r?ne out of five of the pupils being
trickon with the contagion Howvcr,
at the present the seige Is over
li'.ll nil .iDM'lll'i'k UUHI!,\ Wki
Peliocl reported two absent yesterday
Supt. ft. N. Iktrnes said: "Tills ia
Ik bud week, and I look for the attendance
to start back up next Moniaj."
SchoCl officials are <o-opcrating
iv! !i County health authorities i*T
!i< tpitiK the spread of the disease at
Thq state litw requires children to
be quarantined for seven days from
the time- of the eruption, and fourteen
days after coining Into contact
with the disease.
resides the school children who
.-re ill with measles there are numbers
of cases throughout Kinga
Mountain of the younger folks. In
several families all the children arw
Ir bed at the same time.
Kings Mountain's prize winning
'ugh stepping band will pc feted at
a banquet Friday evening In the Wo
man's Club Huilding at 7:30. by
ijviinbers of the Otis f). Green Post
of the American Legion. The bani.het
Is given in appreciation of tha
bund's participation and winning at
Hie Shelby meeting of the State ofBcer?.
The beautiful cup which was captured
by the band will be presented
by members of the Shelby Post.
Wlvey of the Legionnaires will bw
present, and nil members of the poat
are asked to bring their 1939 membership
cards tor admittance.
,Mr. J: E. Keeter, Program Chairman
will act as toastmaster for tha
occasions. and other members at
il.e committee who have aidad it
arranging an interesting program
are: Paul Maunoy, Frank Olns,
Glee Hrldgesf. W. W. Souther. anA
The Little Theatre Group will
meet at the Club House tonight at
7 30. Each member is urged to be
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There will be a Singing Convention
at Bethlehem Sunday. beginning
at 2:00 P. M. The Rangers at
Charlotte will also be present;
The public is cordially Invited to
(Opinions Expressed In This Colunwt
Are Not Necessarily the Views of
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With the ever mounting clamor
throughout the country for amendment
of the Wagner Act, the Nation
al Labor Relatione Board which operatea
tinder the act Is being havd
I'ttl these days to maintain lt? oppo
at ion to snch amendments. Co-paort
ner with the Congress, of Industrial
Organization In opposition to propored
amendments, now being do
meded by not only a large segment
of organized labor itself, but boatncss
and the public as wei, the NT. I*
H. B. Is struggling to regain a poat
lion of good" graces In tre people**
Washington observers read with
tmgues in cheefca a recent repast ^
of the activttee of the regional totfan
of the N. L. R. B. comprising Near '
Yr.Tk. New Jersey and Connectlcat
-one of the most important sec torn
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