VOL. 23 NO. tS
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Lumberton. May 16.?Three Kobe on
county Indians tared long pi lien
term* tyday after conviction yesterday.
by Hoke County jury cf
charges of conspiracy, second degree
burglary and robbery -with firearms
It the death of Tom Moore, wnullhy
tanner, last January.
They were acquitted of murder
charges la the Sunday morning verd'et.
after reporting he wae assault cJ and
robbed two weeks earlier.
Camden. 8. C.. May 16?Police
Chief Alva Rash said today three
high achool boys had been arretted
l? mwiioIIm ill. ?!!...< k.? ?
of overripe fruit and cna directed
at parked automobiles during
chuicb meeting several dare ago.
Hart *v tile. 8. C.. May Id ?The
hody of Ernest W. 8token. 22. wad
found yesterday In a deep dltth near
his-home. Ho had been missing alnce
^ Wednesday night! Police Chief V.
*" C. Elmore said there gas nothing to
Indicate the youth met a violent
> Kitty Hawk. May Id.?A fire
swept through a newly built frame
hotel and three cottages here early
No one knew how the fire started.
J. B. Anderson of Eiiabetfc City
owned the hotel and'two of the cottages.
D. J. Overman of Wilson own?.<
- ed the other cottage.
A pickup truck and automobile, belonging
to Anderson and son, were
Winston-Salem. May 16.?The defense
continued to present Its tcaii
? ntony today as the trial of W. T.
Wison, formed mayor, charged with
embezzling $011.52 from the public
guardian funds, was resumed in Superior
Wiisou, who teaillied in his own
behalf Saturday, told the jury that
the ttutu was taken as a .reimbursement
m funds he had lent to public
guardian accounts under hla care.
Wilson's term as mayor expired last
Charlotte May If-?A celebration
to being planned hare May 20 to com
memorate the signing of the Mecklenburg
declaration of independence
May 20, 177$.
Raleigh, May 16.?Floodlights for
Stat* College's handsome Memorial
Tower will be Installed within a
week as a gift to the college from
the current senior claae, Prof. C- U
Mann, chairman of the Alumni Memorial
Committee, has announced.
Eight lights of 500 watts each will
be placed at the base of the tower,
which is a memorial to State College
men who served in the World War.
The lights will ooet the seniors between
$600 and $600.
Kooxvllle, Tenn., May 17.?Southern
Appalachian coal operators sign
ed tf'.jiy a union shop contract with
the United Mine Workers.
(The announcement Was made joint
ly by L C. Ounter, president of the
operators association, and William
Turnblater, president of District 19,
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I ?National News?
I Wnahinstmi U? in?p..Ml#. lm?i
ings by the House Committee Inver
llyatlng un-American activities probably
will be held lo lea Angete*.
Plttaburgh, Near York. Chicago. Bir i.ngham
and Waahlngton after Con
Chairman Dies. Bern.. Texas, aald
that exact datea had not been picked
>nd that the Hat of clt.ea was tenia*
Philadelphia. May 19.?Kxhumatlon
of the bodies of alx suspected victims
of an Ea a tern atatee murder for
luurance Hag waa ordered today
while police studied the possibility
that aa arson-bombing ring operated
as a subsidiary to the wholesale stay
for pay syndicate.
Seeking Information (Or use when
mass trials of the 14 persons begin
next week. District Attorney Charies
V. Kelley asked Coroner Charles H.
Herscta to examine the bodies for
trace* of potaon. Close relatives of
f;ve of the suspected victims are In
Ttuffalo. N. T.. M?v IS.?Milkman
Rmll lUedeVs ordinarily placid
rounds were enlivened with an adventure
at dawn today: He fought
and subdued a deer lii a customer's
"It locked at me with ble brown
eves." he related, 'and I glared back
hoping to scare It away. Then .t attacked
me. I grabbed It by tthe an'lers,
and somehow It kicked me In
the pants. I guess I was wounded .n
ho arm, too."
Washington. May 15.?The army Id
getting ready to place record peacet'me
munitions orders totaling more
Officials who outlined the project
today said that by means of large
contracts funds now available for
new guns, ammunitions, tanks and
ether war materials might go 15 per
A ssving of delivery time, they
explained, would result from mass
rather than peacemeal orders.
" Sau Francisco, May 16.?Development
of a nerve surgery process
which Increased by 10 to 30 per cent
the muscular activity of limbs parti
ally damaged by Infantile and some
other forms of paralysis wa?- . announced
today by the University of
The procedure consists of completely
severing partially degeoera
ted nerve trunk lines near the surface
of the body so that' the "healthy
nerve fibers within them may branch
out' and eventually connect with
nerveless, paralyted portions of a
' "Washington. May 16.?Congressional
advocates of business lax revision
sought Administration upport
today for some compromise plan
which would meet criticisms of present
levies but avoid any reduction in
Chairman Harrison. Dem.. Miss.,
of the Senate Finance Committee
and Doughton, Dem., N. C., of the
House Ways and Means Committed,
were reported to have a definite proposal
for submission at a conference
this afternoon with Preatdent Roosevelt
and Secretary Morgenthau.
nd the World
Nf s. COBB
he Carson Appeal wax known as the
i?and deserved the title. Onc? nnnn
i Francisco Examiner to meet Mme.
her ever the mean talma of California
Usabilities. was a most likable perns
as fend of him, open the oeeesion
fter die declined to be interviewed
I bar eojoura on the Const. If she
i, be said H for her.
eaihc bar prlvsite ear was sheet to
As the locomotive bell was riuinr,
lars, kissed him spon either eheek.
muridaff, m ski did to:
ftApJSTtU loft for tbm Csudatr,
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N. C.
The "Frog Prince"
The "Prog Prince." an operetta,
woe presented at Central School
lart Thursday evening under the dl
lection of Mis* Carlyle, head of the
music department, assisted by grade
The following were the cast of
'King. Benny Conner;-Queen. Lou*
ise Roberts; Princess. Jackie Falls,
leader of Peasants, Detty Falls;
Gypsy Fortune Teller. Janet McGintils;
Fros. I>avid NelU; Butler to j
the King. Illlly Bovcea
The dolls were: Spanish; Jean
Deese. Betty Jean tolls and Haivr* !
I MWyaWMMW1 nHOIi
.Wanton; Dutch: Joyce Falls. M*T' I
go ret Williams and Hunter Warllck:
I French; Mary Ann Crcuse. Patty
I- Netsler and Tommy Thompson;' Kng
llsh. Francs Summers, Charlotte
iJenkins and Hermaa Mauaey; Chinese:
Jean Herd.' Sara Catherine
Falls and William Herndon; Kuaslan
Madge Mitch em. Eleanor Myera and
Dan Preoaley; Italian: Lcuise Haeim
Jean Caah and Joe NeUler; Japanese:
Betty Hayes. Mary Beth Logan;
and Joe Sanders; American: Evelyn
Fldena, Dorothy Hope and Harold
Servants: Billy Gault, Jack Prince,
Bobby Jean Coz, Ernest Jenkins,
Sonny Peeler, Bobby Boyce, Tommy
Baker, Jacob Keller, Otis Falls.
Peasants; Frances White, Patsy
Webb, Frances Williams. Elisabeth
Lynch. Lou Ann Herndon. Jacqueline
Herd, Mildred Jtfay Goforth, William
Mltchem, Sue Htmm, Betty
Jean Cobb. Ernestine Maloney. Marjgie
Barrett, Helen Hardin. Virginia
Moss, Katie Conner, l?. P. Stowe.
Pecky Early Carolyn MeDanlel, Huston
Black, Clayvon Kelly, Gene
JDnvts. Donald Glass, Johnny Plonk:
Brother of J. K. Willis
W. C. Willis, 43 year old barber,,
brother to former Town Councilman
K. Willis, died at four a. m. Tuesday
at his home in Shelby. Cause '
of his sudden death was .a heart at- 1
tack, it was learned.
Mr. Willis had not complained of
a heart ailment, but Monday after- '
.iv on told members of his family he
was suffering from a headache, k
H'uneral services were held Wednesday
at 2 p. to. at the Pleasant <
Hill Methodist church in No. 10
Township where he was a member 1
and the community In which he waa 1
horn and reared. He waa the son of *
the late David and Nancy Willis, and
a member of one of the leading fam- (
illes of the npper part of the ?cunty.
The many friends of Mr. J. K. Willis
extend their sympathy In his be- (
There will be a smallpox clinic %t
Central School on May 26 beginning
at 9 o'clock.
All schcol children from the first
through the 11th grades who have
not had smallpox vaccine wilt be given
an opportunity to take It at this,
This clinic will be conducted by
the County Health doctor and la
sponsored by Central P. T. A. Every
parent who is Interested In the health
and welfare of his child Is nrged
to see that the children of Kings
Mountain are protected from this
disease. . ,,
This Is trlven PREE by the County
Health Department. Miss Willie Mr
Gill Is chnlrman of Committee.
At a called meeting of the Town
Council Thursday afternoon, the foli<
tviug Commissioners were appoint
u: streets, sidewalks and cemetery,
C. E. Nelsler, Jr., and H. Tom Pulton;
water, lights and Fire Department,
W. K. Mauney and L. W. liam
rick; and Mayor J. B. Thomasson,
Police Commissioner. With the ex
caption of the Police Commissioner
iwo members of the board serve
jointly as commissioners.
The called meeting was the second
one held since the new council was
elected May 2nd.
MERCHANTS ASSN. TO
All members of the Kings Mounts
In Merchants Association are aaked
to be present Monday evening, S
P. M., at the City Hall for an important
meeting. The matter of dosing
the store* for one afternoon each
London, May 17.?Negotiations for
Soviet Russlon adherence to the
FTracn-nruiM rroat w?u rorwara
today la a maatiat at Ua British
cabinet sad a call by tha Russian
Ambassador at tha toraica offlos.
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THURSDAY, MAY IS. 1939
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liible Class To Have
Flak Fry ]
The Men's Bible Claaa of the First
Presbyterian Church will have a j
C.'9h supper Friday evening at 6:00 1
P. M- at the farm of Charlie Mom t
near Arcbdale. The Presbyterian ]
Boy Scout troop will be Invited ;
gueats. .. i
O. W. Myers is president of the | '
Bible Class and Carl Davidson is ! 1
Scoutmaster of the troop. '
The conunttiee in charge of the
arrangements for the supper is com,
. _ *I
I'OEea of Messrs A. m Hoys'or, Bcyce 1
Ware and L. M. Godfrey,
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ATTENDING FIREMEN'S ?
SCHOOL IN WILMINGTON
Three members of the Kings
Mountain Fire Department are attending
the three-day session of N. '
C. State .Firemen's School at Wil- '
mlngton. The classes and drills be- <
fan Tuesday and will continue throu 1
?b today. Firemen Elmo Bridges. ,
Hoyle McDanlel and Paul Kirk Falls '
are the local members attending the '
BANK TO BE CLOSED SATURDAY \
iThe First National Bgnw will be'
closed Saturday, May 20th, in obser- <
ranee of Mecklenburg Independence 1
Day which la a legal holiday. Mer- s
chants are asked to remember the r
cloilng and do their Saturday's banking
on Friday. . .
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By WILL ROGERS ]
RUSSIAN kids Ian Rn..i.n 1
<Mr enough. They moat be
awful smart kids. Eras a grownop
American can't learn it, and I'v*
always thought Americana were
about tha amartaat folks ta the '
There was an American oil man
that was planning to go over to ,
iUissia to gat away from a sub*
poena or to look for ail or something,
so ha hired a professor from
the University of Chicago to teach
li. ii Russian. He got uie prof to
live in his house and he told him
he should talk Russian to him as
much as possible.
80 the professor was having dinner
with the family. All the time
ha was trying to give the oil man.
his money's worth by saying things
In Russian. When ho picked op lus
f'-k he named It in Kosslan, and
had the oO man pronounce it after
htm. and tha same way with the
knife and tha peas and the soup.'.
Finally, while tha profeeeer was
talking and sating at tha same
time, ha pet eomethtag la hjs
mo-'h and just aaturally enptodsd,
Soma of the feed hit the picture
whole finally started to v 'pa their
faces with their napldbieu^^^
let Shraager then I Weght."
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Saturday Evening Ghost
Invades K. IVL H. S.
Blood stains In the alttinr room
\ handsome young ghost (only three
tundred years old) that walks on
Saturday evening, and pitches woo
Ike Gable. And what handsome
young ghost (Jimmy DarraeOtt)
:euldn't make love when the object
>f the at'fectlo n is Vtrgie Otis
[Maude Plonk) a delectable a bit of
'cntinine pulchritude as one is wont
What's ft all about? It's tlte Senor
Class play, and the title of this
ear's production Is. as you've probably
guessed, "The Saturday Evening
Ghost, a light comedy In three
lets, adapted lor the stage by Torn j
raggart. from a story by Oscar
Aside from the above mentione<l |
ipots. there are two perfectly ador-j
t'ble Uttle children (who said brats?) i
n the persons of Hazel Kalis aud
.eon Wolfe, who. as usual, start the
A tiaIa mpac Ur Ott? tUal -nllval I
drs. Otis (Mary Helen Hambrfgtat);
i svnical housekeeper (Jacquelyn
tawles); and an Englishman, who.
<eeplng to tradition, thinks all Anertcans
are slightly "off'. And
ve do mean 'off.'
The setting Is England, and the
Ihost is English, and Charles Campbell
turna In a very good performince
as the aforementioned English
(For three full acts of laughs and
hi ills, we suggest that you see 'Thy
Saturday Evening Ghost' Friday1
I'ght at 8:00 o'clock in the Central
School Auditorium. The play is preitnted
by the Senior Class, and th<e
tost of admission Is 15c and 35c.
The proceeds will be used to by a
Sift for the school.
P. D. Hemdon Conducts
Men's Club Program
Questions pertaining to North
Carolina were asked Men's Club
members at their regular meeting
last Thursday evening by program
chairman P. D. Herndon Most of the
questions were answered but several
were badly missed. For example,
when asked the total value of North
Carolina farm products the. answers
given was about $2.hOO.i>fto .. which
should have been $222 00<?.- t).
n?k/vr? nnA nrnora m commit*
\ f L1IC7I a UIIVJ vi>v f r? ? - * ? ? -??
tee were T>r. I>, P. Baker and D. F.
The program committee for the
next meeting. May 25th. Is I. B. Gorcrth,
B. S. Peeler, and Aubrey
LIONS CLUB TO PICNIC
*T LAKE MONTONIA
The second regular meeting for
May of the Lions Club will be in the
form of a picnic at Laic eMontonla
with the arlves and sweathearta of
the members as guests. No special
program has been arranged but Tall
Twister Otis Flails Is scheduled to
yet la some good work. The picnic Is
set for 7:00 o'clock.
MUSIC BY MALI QUARTET
A male quartet composed of A. B.
Cobb of Kings Mountain, John Holler
of High Shoals. Flay Moss and
Jim Moss of Ororer, met at the home
t>f Mr. and Mrs. C. L Fulton Sunday
aftarnooa and entertained their
guests, Mr. and Mr*, p. A. Fulton,
by stinging a number of selections se
pedklty appropriate for Mothers
FIVE CENTS PER COPY
The members of tlie Souior tMaae
of the Kings Mountain High School
I ltd invited guests were entertained
at a banquet In the arhtol cafeteria'
| leal Friday evening' the gala .affair
featuring a portrayal of "8t?ow- ,
\Vhfte and 8even Dwarfs".
Th" banquet room ?a? arranged
with woodland greenery a ruatio
> til and cider d< coral 1011a in keepblea
spread with suowy linen wera
decorated with bow la of colorful
fl. went, red apple*. attractive place
tarda and farora..
The menu was aa follows:
The Wicked Potion
i>l< ?p> 'a Special L>oc'a Delight
(Baked Ham) (Tomato and Slaw)
'Cream Cheeoe Sandwlsh)
f?m'1 Salad Caatle Roll*
tPotato Salad) (Hot Rolls) ,
. Jewels Frcm The Mine
Itap'pv's Mound Prince Nectar
(Poked Apple) (Red Teat
. (Ice Cream and Cake)
SU epv'a Dfah The Queen's Desire
t Salted Nuts) (Punch)
l.add Hamrlck. Jr.. president of
(be Junior Class was toastmaater
-nd gave the address of welcome.
Thp program was as follows: Toast
To Seniors. Mary- Julia Pollock: Response
of Seniors. Jcrtes Fortune;
The wishing'Well. Sybil Davis: To
The Waitresses. D. F. Hord; Duet. , ,
I'm Wishing, Rachel Smith and
Tnmadge Frederick; Song To Seniors.
Junior class: Song To Juniors.
Senior c'nss; Senior Superlative*?
T'lllv Ruddock: Junior Superlatives.
After the banquet the young poo'
pie and guests were entertained at a
dance in the sehoel gymnasium.
Special inv'ted guests Included
members of the school board and
their wives, erode mofier and their
husband teachers of the Junior and
Senior classes, the Superintendent,
principal, and their wives
Mothers of the pupils of the Junior
Class were in charge of the banquet.
House Destroyed By Fire
A residence owned by Georga
Mauney and occupied by the family
of W. O Peeler was destroyed by
flrt here about 11 p. m. laat Thur?dny
night, with a loss, estimated by
firemen, of approximately $1,500.
Mr. and Mrs. Peeler with their
s;y. children barely escaped with,
their lives as the bulldng was falling
In when they were aroused. Origin
of the fire was ulktiown, but waa
hAliftVPd ho from a fonl*v fluo
The dwelling; was located to the
back of the Margraoe Mill and wmm
not in the range of the King* Moun
tain water supply so firemen wert
ICE CREAM 8UPPER AT
There will be an ice cream supper
Saturday night May 20th at Patter
son Qrove sponsored by the * W?
man's club of that community. The>
public 1s cordially invited to come
out and eat ice cream and have A
(Opinions Expressed In This Column
Are Not Necessarily the View* et
Real estate and the subject of government
reorganisation wculrt Mwia
to be as far apart as the poles, but
not so in the National Capitol.
Washington, until a few years ago.
had a comparatively steady population
figure. In recent years, however,
with the reatlon of new bureau after
bureau In the government, the population
has grown by leaps an*
i bounds. Real estate has been at %
premium and 2,000-unlt apartment
houses now stand on land that only '
a few years ago was Maryland ar
In short, Washington has been In
the throes of an unprecedented rent
estate boom. And landlords have naturally
wondered of late when ? tt
ever ? thle boom would end; when
these so-celled "temporary" bureemn
of the administration would be cloe
ed and the thousands of clerks returned
to their nattve communities.
Real estate men have not een
too hopeful about the whole thing.
They have been anticipating a than
when administration ezpensen
expenses would have to be rsduoed
(Cont'd on Mltortal page)