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VOL. M NO. 21
State And N
i ?State JNewa?
Wilmington, May 2.?J. B. Brantley
with the Atlantic .Coaat Line Railr
ad since 1911. was appointed assist
an vice-president of the railroad ve?.
Brantley has been assistant to
the vice-president in charge of traff'c
at Wilmington t?ince 1929. Prior
to that he wus assstant general
. v freight agent.
J Raleigh. May The State-ocntrolled
Atlantic and North Carolina
Railroad lost $3,992.83 in February,
its report disclosed t>cday. This compared
With an operating loss of 15,09:'.95
in Feb. 1938. The State re
cently leased the road to H. P. towards
Raleigh. May t.?A new type of
beer tax went into offset la North
beer from 1 cent' to 1 1-4 cents a bottle.
Now crown or bottle ospe bearing
UM Inscription. "N. C. Tax Paid"
must bo placed co aU beer cans and
The retailers, however, hare been
given until June 1 to dispose of their
Lenoir, May 2.?Sheriff Felix Partier
repcrted today the charred remains
of what officers believed to be
' the body of a small osild were found
in a wocd in lower Caldwel county
Darboro, May 3.?Ocroner J. G.,
Raby listed as suicide the fatal
shooting yesterday of Gray Andrews
12, a beverage company salesman.
Oxford. May 3.?John W. Long. Jr
of Norfolk, Va., co-defendant in a
350,000 personal injury suit that recently
was Compromised was fined
350 and coets yesterday after. he
. wa found guilty in recorder's court
. of a drunken driving charge.
Rocky Mount, May 3.?The "bigI
geet barn danoe In the everid" will
open tonight Rocky Mouunt's fifth
' galloped?, a gala event which In the
past attracted a total of 120,000 persons
to this city.
.Ito festival was conceived five
j years ago by John L Horn. Jr., pub''
lieber of the Rooky Mount Telegram
Mnd Alderman Julian L. Williams.
Raleigh, May 3.? L O. Foster.
pre*Meat of the Beak for Cooperatives
at Columbia. 8. C., along with
Dr, Joseph O. Knapp. agricultural e
conomlet of the farm credit administration
In Washington. wHI apeak
Litre May ? to the annual Joint meet
ing of the ootton growers cooperative
association and fanners cooper
Statesvllle. May 3.?North Carolina
la In "the front ranks of progressive
commonwealths,' Gov. Hoey ssltf
last night, because of her teedy pro'
grass In recent years.
Touching on L
JOKES aimed at the London climw
cans) bat Britishers are not <;
this institution of theirs.
/V_l? AM -Ah- J- -f *
vaij um ouwr aajr an oia gvau
t) escape a terrific snowstorm.
"Cabby," he aays, "it's a mi?
"Guviner," answers the frostvoid
I've been oat since early moral
Ry this 1 am reminded of a mi
? J.-ppinr portion of a London hots
r.'r jsd without abatement for th
"Tell me, deee it always rain h
"No sir,' answered the functioi
And then there's the one about
neat of a Fleet Sheet bos. Altheog
coming down, practically without c
% Fast Indian, garbed all in white ]
wader an umbrella.
The driver aimed his whip at t
"Wofs that?" he agked. .
"That." said the boy, who a
.Oriental history and easterns, "is a
F ^ejft'^ale ?iasr,^Umt
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San Jose. Calif., May 2.?A aerie#
of nrcdcratoly severe earthquakes, e
| lnaualiug from the general locality |
| if the Alutian Islatids,'and the Bering
Sea, have been registered on the
' Iticard Observatory seismograph at
j Cue University of Santa Clara.
Boston, May 3.?Act Nc. 13 was
stricken from the program of King- j
;'ng Brothors-Burnuin and Bailey Cir
cuh today, at least temporarily ' be- j
cruse blende Fritlzi Bartonia, 29,
featured aertallst in the act, fell for-;
ty feet to the sawdust ring in Uostou
Garden last night and broke her left .
Ix>nden, May 2.?British tobacco
vud automobile manufacturers are |
planning "budget packages of cigarettes'
and even smaller cars to oope
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garotte t? would throw thousands
of vendlti machines out of eoauate la.
Thou manufacturers decided to
charge the mh price (or a package
of two lea* dgirdte*.
Pittsburgh. Mar 2.?The depression
In the Olshinsky lamily la at a
_Klve sous each under court order
le contribute SO cents weekly to aup
port of their father. Martiu, 49. complained
In County Court they could
ntt raise the money. The reason glv
en was that all had loat their Jobs.
The court cancelled Ita support or
der which was- issued after the father,
au unemployed miner seeking to'
get on relief, was told the sons
should provide for him.
Washington. May 2.?George H.
Duvls, president of the United States
Chamber of Cicmmerce, urged business
men today to, redouble demands
that Congress check Governmental!
trends which he said were killing Incentive
and threatening to destroy
America's foreign trade.
Cambridge. Mass., May 2.?Fifty 1
broken windows and ooumless bashed
noses dotted the Harvard ywrd 4?i
day In the wake of four "Udnaplngs'
which marked the latest outbreak of
strife in the ancient rivalry between
the Crimson and the Lampoon.
It all began when Edward C. K.
Read of VUlanova, Ps., president of
The Lampoon, fun publication, disguised
himself as a girl and trundled
his Vcop to victory In WeUesley's hallowed
>and tlmehonored hoop rolling
contest yesterday. He got dunked In
Lake Waban by the irate girla for
Maur Va?1> tf?.. O
I VIA, ina/ 6.?TOWlVriUlH
including World's Fair visiters
can't use New York City streets for
a garage any longer.
Commissioner Lewis J. Valentine
lias ordered all cars parked more
than 24 hours towed to the nearest
police station. Owners will have to
pay $6 fee plus 60 cents a day storage
charges. Police said the order re
suited from Increasing traffic congestion.
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[N S. COBB
l S. COBB
te always are in order among Ameri[uifce
averse either to poking fun at
emaa was about to climb into a tail
irabls winter day, isn't it?" '
bitten taxi driver, "I pass you my
n' and I ain't sstn a single butterfly,
in, as s visit abroad, standing under
i te bo out of a drlsxle which ne had
re? days, and saying te the carriage
ere at this ssasaa of the year?"
ary promptly. "Sometimes it 'ails."
the bey who waa riding on the front
h the month was July, rain had booh
MHdu for more than a week. An
mooed, slopping along the sidewalk
k? dark itnaMr.
k school hod boon (tndjrtaff op on
?k bo'm m a oosMon."
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KINdi MOUNTAIN. N, C. t?
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Smith Is Bound (
To Higher .
U. A. Smith. Jr.. was bound to Su-' ||
prrior court yesieruay in. suetoy wy 1 *
llenpler A. A. Powell who found ^
probable caure in a case in which E
Mi. Smith was charged with couspir
acy to buru a store building on April \
Id. tin; result of which fire Bllt H.; JJ
Plant* n was burned to death.
Bond for Mr: Smith was set by the
court fit f i.ooo. The trial will likely j
be held during the July term.
At the hearing Clyde Murphy, |
brother-in-law to B. A. Smith, Jr., l'
nd a half-brother tc Mr. BUnton
I who was burui-d, testified that on 4,1
Seturdsy night preceding the fire '?
I pi 4 a m. the following Sunday he * '
saw Blantcn take two large cans la- 81
: to the store, thst he overheard
Smith and Blanton talking about a '!
fuse, that be heard both Bisnton sad
Smith la the store building after bl
closing time Saturday night He rc
also esid Blanton gave htm too many *
Mr. Mviylijr baa sworn to aa iffl- I"
I davit he made about the matter, bat hi
the paper was act presented In the *
pt el (miliary hearing. When asked hi
why he did not make the statement -M
I'linedhtely after the Ore he said, h<
"I was waiting for Mr. Smith to toll n
! what he knows." I*1
t John Jones. Kings Mountain poI
(Iceman, testified he saw Blantoa '
j and Smith at the back of the store lc
mround 9 p. in. Just cctnlng out of
| the building. . h!
J. A. Bums. Kings Mountain pol'ce
chief, testified he saw the empty di
five gallon cans In the partially K
burned building as well as some wire'
which he said was cut from bales r?f of
straw in tbe build. He also admitted *1
.to him that he took b!s< rnd'.o" from "
I tbe store to his home nn Saturday ge "I
j fore the fire and also tock the store
, accounts home at the time, which c
ho was not accustomed to doing.
Magician On Ladies
| Night Program "
Ladies, their husbands and boy *
friends were left in bewilderment at
the art of magtc conducted as the 0
main feature of the annual ladipa 1
night of the Men's Club, last Thurs
day evening. Aarctred tfH were'jjrirf"
ent for the occasion which Is con
I s'.dered the highlight of tb? actlrltl'
er, of the Men's Club.
President Arnold Klaer welcomed (J
i the ladle* and Mrs. Fred Plonk re'
bponded. ' The In vocation waa by 01
i Rev. P. D. Patrick. Sl
| Program Committee Chairman, t* *'
IB. Hnrora. Introduced Toast master
| Arthur Hay, -who Imitated Major Ll
Eoweo with a description of Kings
Mr. Klaer Introduced Rev. E. W. ^
Pox who presented the following n;
guests of the Club, who are mem- VI
tiers of" the school faculty: Paul E.
Hendricks, Crow ell Uttle, E. A. th
Smart, Virginia Parsons. J. P. Mcf rj
felt. Carolyn Carlyle, Mary Coble.
Each lady present -was presented
with a pair of silk hose. Members of j
the program committee nwarded j
prises which had been donated by j
merchants of Kings Mountain to the
ladies who won In the contests.
Messrs M. A. Ware. W. E. Blakely,
Ladd Ham rick and L. B. Hnmni j
were responsible for the evening's 1
Miss Virginia Parsons rendered j
several piano selections during the 1
Km n am a#
POSTAL OFFICIAL ACCOMPANIES
CON. BULWINKLe HERE
"It's a beautiful aito, In fact It la
-tie of the prettieait I haw ever
seen", said 8. W. Purdum. 4th Assistant
Postmaster General In reference
to the site selected for the post
office building. Mr. Purdum of Wash i
ington. D. C.. was in Kings Mountain t
Wednesday morning on an inapec- j
'ion trip. He was accompanied by
Congressman A. L. Bulwtnlcle, Postmaster
Paul Younta, of Charlotte,
aud Postmaster C. W. Boshehner of
The group did not remain long after
a conference with Postmaster W.
K. Blakely, as Major ButwJnkle had
a speaking engagement In Charlotte.
TO ATTEND RALLY
Members of the T. P,. C. U. of
Royce Memorial A/h P. Church
will attend a Youn*1 People's Rally
at the First A R. Pf'Church In Char*
lotte Friday ntghC Miss Frances
8tewart Is president of the local organisation.
SMALL PIRC SATURDAY
Firemen were celled Saturday aNmt
S P. M to the Were Roller Mill
to inveettgate emoke that wee coalite
fnom e grain elevator abaft.
Very little damage wee done.
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Prof. Paul Hendricks. former
.11. k.*' Ille y-'uttg u:au. sou of Mr.
id Mrs. E G. Hendricks, of this 1
ty, nnd now :t member of tho Kings
oi uiain Ulrh school faculty and
feiur of the school band, returned
i. his old home town Wednesday,
it be did not come alone. He was
.r . iivpallied by his band of 70 stu:nu.
together with many prominent
tl'/ena of Kings Mountain.
ThU band, which la one - of the
?et In the state, gave a parade amnd
the square and up Ncrth Mala
feet to tho high school footbon
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apmeolvw drill, looting neatly one
H|r. to on enthusiastic audience*
sVowing tho drill, tho members of
tmA. If-41, w4?k ?k* ndkao Via.*.
^MMVtain visitors. were given * barMpA
supper on the Masonic pteulc
-apnd*. sponsored by the American
n^cn and the Lions Club.
A one hour boud concert was gtvi
In the high school auditorium fol
win* the supper, to a packed house
ho concert was enjoyed very much
r all present. The MoekaviHe peoe
were glad to have Prof. Hen
-'cks and hie fine band visit our
em. end. a cordial welcome is exten
?d to them to come again. As. one
"our dlistens remarked at the close
f the concert. "Thut young man
endr'eks will go places."?The Dae
'ather Of Local Men
lies in Cherryviile
Mr. Ml L. St coupe, prominent citi n
'of cHbrr>*rille died at his home
hunsday night after a lingering 111mm
of two months. Funeral service a
ere held Saturday mcrnlug at 11:00
clock at St. John Lutheran church
which he waa a member. His pass
brought sorrow to his many j
He leave* to mourn his loss a
lie, and the following children:
bamer and Winifred of Bessemer
ty; Bertha and Connie, at home;
re. B. R. Sellers and Aaron 8troupe
Cherryviile; Coleman Berg den
.roup* of Kings Mountain; and IS
ON8 CLUE MEETS TONIGHT
The regular meeting of the Kings
cuntaln Lions Club will be beld toght
ag 7:00 P. M. at the Mountain
lew House. It is particularly Impor
trt that all members be present as
e report of the Nominating Comittee
will be read at that time.
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TO7BLL? ft seem* like there i<
w nothing funnier than mndes'v
sny more. If anybody think* ?heV
see a girl that has ohi-fn*hionod
notions they make up some jonl
funny story about her wrapping
1 hp robes around her ankle* when
she goes out riding, or something
like that. The Queen of England
Cta more laugh* than Harry
uder, I reckon, because she
wears long skirts, and maybe even
But the mo3t modest woman I
it* -s .. . . ?
BYor nuara 01 uvea in New York, I
they tell- me. She in an old lady
that never married, and she ntiil
wears old-fashioned clothes. She
keep* the shutters cloned on her
window*, and hardly ever goes out, ,
because she gets shocked so easily.
She get new maid lately, end
the maid was kinds shocked her- '
self whan she heard the mistress
say something about being careful
to dust the liishs of the dining i
The mahl says she got her reel
education, though, when her mistrees
had her bathe the dog. After
the maid had been washing Fluffy
with seep and water la the bath
tub far a while, the mistress
knocked at the door.
"Have you finished bathing i
"Oh, all sight, than. I amy eoaae
in, I efaes.
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, Voters ot Kings Mountain elected
\e members of the Town Council
lid five school board members in
one of ti>3 quietest elections- .ever
Ik Id libro, -Tuesday. A total of 1.099
e.ers out of' the 1,460 registered
:-st their ballets fpr their favorite
i iiidiilatds iu the fivo waids.
Successful candidates vvere W. K.
Maguey, J B Thomasson. Ladd Ham
!ek. C. E. Noisier, Jr., and Tom
Pulton for the Town' Cote i il. '*'0.1
A H. I'nterecD, Paul Neisler.' Glenn
White, I?r. L. P. Baker and Glee
Bridges for the School Board.
Charles Williams who had filed
as a candidate for Ttown Council"
from Ward Pour, withdrew from
the race, and C. E. NeUler. Jr., waa
"Ucted without opposition.
In Ward > where three candidate*
w ere in the race the successful one, [
Tom Pulton, tacked juat a few votea .
; wr? r?iwtliHi i/^-jk? ?
Complete official returns are
follows: Council. Ward 1. W. K.
Mnuney 200, Guy Webb 101; Ward
2, i. B. Tbomaason 127. J. A- JDunaen
75; Ward 3. I*add Ham rick 87; .
Ward 4. C R. N?"*lrr. Jr.. 123; Ward
R, Tom Fulton 240, W. F. Logan 56.'
R. C. Geld 74.
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School Board: Ward 1. A. H. Pat- '
terson 164; C. 1a Black 138. Ward 2, |
P M NM#W 185; Ward 3. Glenn
White 89; Wbrd 4. r>r. L. P Baker .
*35i Hudson Bridges 46; Ward 6,
Glee Bridges 350.
Votes cast In each Ward: Ward 1 '
?0? out cf 360: Ward 2. 203 out of
254; Ward 3. 90 out of 160: Word 4.
123 out of 330; Ward 5. 372 out of
The two members of the town'
'uncll and the four members of j
the school board who entered tho
-see were re-elected#"
The newly elected members of tho i
Town Council will meet thts morn- j
Injt at 1ft 3 M ar the City Hall and'
etect one of theirnnmber as Mayor. 1
"The Mnyor will be paid a salary of )
R?">.00 per month.
Joanne Griffin, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. E. W. Grlffta. was declared
'he winner of the reading contest
for girls of all the grammar schools
*f Kings Mountain In the exercises
held Tuesday night In Central Audi'orlnm.
The J>r L. P, Baker medal
will be presented to Jeanne at ttbe
Grammar School Commencement on
Everette Weaver, son of Mr. and !
Mrs. W. C. Weaver, won the C. E. j
Nflaler Medal In the Declamation J
Contest. Mis medal will be presented i
at the same time of the other.
Both cf the winners are students j
of Central School, but the other two J
sc-bocls had entrants.
Lions Win P. T. A.
The LAcns Club "Human Ford" |
composed of 12 boys captured the
*2 00 cash prize at the Parent-Teach
< r Association stunt program last
t-Viday night. A large crowd, witnessed
the entertainment in which eight j
'roups competed for the prize Mr. |
1 P. Thompson had charge of the j
Other groups who competed were: j
D. A. R.. American 1/eglori, Junior j
Woman's Club. Teachers, P. T. A.,
and Grades 6-A and 11-B,
Mr. Charles Thomasson presided
us Master of Ceremonies
Judges were. Mrs. E. W. Nenl, Rev
L. B. Hamm and Haywood E. Lynch.
- Between acta Gloria Rawleg and j
Tan Reynolds entertained the audi*
ence with acrobatic and tap dances.
HAMM TO ADORE88
P. T. A. MEETING
Rev. L. B. Jfamm will deliver an
address entitled "Battle Fronts of
riem/viMAW*' ?A aw# Ct?
in iiiwikv/ auuiiiwriV vi lltn V/TU*
uel School Parent-Teacher Assoclalion
next Tuesday evening at 7:30.
Mrs. Paul -Mauney. President extends
\ cordial Invitation to everyone to
hear Mr. Hamm'a apeech. whether
they have been attending the regular
meetings or not.
OPERETTA AT PARKORACE
An operetta, "Gee WhUllklna", will
he preaented at Park-Grace- school
tonight (Thursday), at 7:30. Adminilon
will be 10 and 15c. The public is
On FYlday morning at 0 o'clock a
preschool clinic will be held at ParkBrace.
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PIVE CENTS PER COPY ?
Band To Compete
Fri. And Sat.
K :tj;s M unluin i'!tizon? will have
a QtriHMHUIllty of ??< < ij.i? ln.-i/l
in action at the National Cunt cat lu .
Charlotte Friday and .Saiurdt.y.
ltinds fix in Miirylului jo Florida
will take part in the contvs, Uiui will
draw ;i..?ni? iiui iciaus from the Atluetic'
The .baud members, will leave
Kings Mountain about noon KYidajr
let the street parade which will bev!o
In Charlotte at four i? M. The
competitive drills [will'-take place*
Frdtry night aji 7:30 in the Atneiicau
l.enlon Stadium The hand' will
r.'turn to Charlotte Saturday moruIng
tx convprtp in the concert contest.
TV Kings Mountain band has
proved a winner in every contest
bey have tsken port and local backer#
ar? ex pectins; the "high steppers'
to briug home the bacon again thts
"If"* H-rJ Jr. IWI." w.w?""
K'nga Mountain In the solo contests
with a selection on bis alto clarinet
Citlr.ena are invited ho be In Charlotte
to see their band compete, and
It I? hoped jthat a large number will ic
Expect AAA Checks To
A over $400,000 In AAA reut:?1
chirks has been dfat fibntod from
the ffflrc of the county agent in Shol - :
bv In the pant few Weeks. and J. 'tl.
Wllkins says It looks as If the total
for the year may pass the $500,000
mark. ?; . ttfS
Checks are ntill coming in and
notices are being sent out svstematcnlly
to cotton growers wwtavwwwy ,
enlly to cotton growers who get the
The agent stated the unusually
cold weather has retarded the growth
of early corn and cot ten. but doea
no* believe any crops have been dam
*OPER NAMED TO
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Washington, May I.?President
P rose red t sent to the senate today
Hie name of Daniel C. Roper, former
secretary of commerce, to be minister
Roper had beep out of office alnce
'hr middle of last December. His
nomlnatlcn to the diplomatic post
t-rought him into a new field f service,
although he has been In government
work almost continuously
s nee 18P4.
J. F. ALLISON UNDERGOES
Mr. J. F. Allison recently returned
from a winter stay In Florida where
he underwent an operation for Kalistones..
found since returning home
that he was Buffering with appendicitis.
Tie Immediately went to the
C ty Hcspital in OnRtonla for in operation
from which he is making a
N C. BENEFITS TOTAL
1511.508 FOR MARCH
Washington. May lv-Th? social
security bonrd announced today that
unemployment benefits paid to jobless
workers In March amounted to
i Opinions Expressed In This Column
Are Not Nscssssrily the Views of
i ma newspaper.)
A three letter word ? WAR ? '
dominate* the mall pouring In at the
Capitol. And this is one subject on
which there Is no division ot opinion.
The Aroercan people don't want It.
In many cases it Is perhaps the
first letter ever wrlteen to a Representative
or a Senator.
And Its the kind of mall to which
Congress listens. Some la on scratch
paper probaMy taken from e school
teblet. But that makes no differenoe.
Congressmen know It doesn't require
expensive, gilt edged bond to make
expressions of this kind stronger.
Hie Secretary of one Senator estimates
that of every four letters received
?three are please against
This la the sentiment being conveyed
to Washington. And this same
sentiment is being expressed by
prominent people as well. The else
of the pocketbook makes as ditferen(Cont'd
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