VOL. 26 NO. SO.
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| Band Stand
Tuesday afterncon. July Fourth,
the Kings Mountain School Band
participated in the dedication of the
band stand at the corner of East
King street and] Cleveland aK'cnuA
I The band rendered several selec
tions, including "Marche Slave" and
*Ck>d Bless America.' two of theit
. latest accompiuhmenta,
<i Mr, C. F. Thotnasson was the firs'
. speaker on the program. Mr. Thornsap
on introduced Mr Aubrey Maune?
wtvo presented the stand to the town
h'ayor J. B. Thotnasson accepted the
stand. Mr. Thomaaeon, tn his tall
told the assembled citlsens that the
.. .frrml.lwTH1, ^.irfmrr'nrfim'fir ifh
ly concerts there, throughout the
In aa Interview yesterday afternoon.
Prof. Paul E. Hendricks, band
director, said that **as loug as th?
people of the town will supprrt the
concerts, that la, by their presence
we will be glad to give a concert
each week. The concerts will be git
en rree of charge, and sll that Is asked
Is that the people of the town
tome out to bear them.
Mr. Hendricks also said that the
band will play any request which
they can. and for which they have
the music. He said, however, that If
the person intereeted In hearing a
selection for., which the band did not
have the music, would donate the
music, thev - would be dad tn nlav It
,M!r. D. F. Hord recently donA'ed
the music for 'Ood Bless America." i
Tuesday morning the band went
to Orover for a celebration sponsor
ed by the Presbyterian and Baptist
Churches i \ Oroyer. The citizens o:
Cnever were enthusiastic lu their
ptalse of the grand work of the band
In both concert playing and drilling
New Store To Open
On Mountain Street
The iDlxle BARGAIN Store, under
the management of Smyre Williams,
. well known local salesman, and Mrs'
f Matean* (BaumigWrdher, wfR 'i Open
Its doors to the public Friday morn
lng. July seventh.
Mr. Williams, who is well known
In Kings Mountain, and a popular de
pertinent store employee here for
Wveral years, said that the Dixie
would deal only In popular priced
clothee for the entire family. He
extends a cordial Invitation to his
many friends and to the entire popn*
lailon of Kings Mountstn to come lu
end see him.
The Dixie Is located In the building
next to the former Herald ofNcc
end opposite (the '(Kings' " Mountain
Lions Club Meets
The lions Club meeting will be
held this evening In the Mountain
Mew House. This will be the first
meeting since the newly elected officers
were Inatslled Ladf.es Night end
all members are reminded to be prea
enl. The meeting la called for 7:00
P. M. Lion President J. W. Milam
wJt nreabte Rueceeritnir nnnt nroat.
dent Howard Jackson.
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By WILL R0CEKS
'|'HERE was two well-known
boxers at a party. Well, they
was so well-lmown that the party,
was kind of all around them, and
finally they consented to show off
a few trick blows. They had their
dinner coats on and all, so they
was a little awkward. They really
-wasn't much in earnest ahou* it,
and they w%re careless. Resides
-the crowd kept pushing up close
_ to them.
it v&m' i
om of the fightere. whn 1m mi
ahewtef how ho IbmM aewebody
wot, BbMd the other fighter altogether,
hot hit wouu la the
blacked bm wtfVe oyer
"Oh, I*aa ewfel om.4 the ?og
^ aajra. "Here, jm eea hit my wife.
Delia, stop rn here aal fat the
gg gentiemaa hit Jf*- lay, aeleter, I
The First Presbyterian ' Church
will have its annual Sunday School
picnic Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock
It will be held at the Old Furnace
in ar Long Creek Church. All who
ate going, are asked to meet at the
I Church at four o'clock. The Supt.
( Mr. C. F. Thomasaon. urges those
vho do not have a way to go, to be
sure to meet at the church and trans
C-ortatlon will be prodded. All who
have care are asked to have them
at the church to help in the transportation.
1 In Home
Police Chief Jummy Burns inform
ed the Herald jreaterday morning
that a pair of shoes left by a housei
b:caker at the home of B. O. Starne*
nuchsnic at the Pbeula mill, had
been Identified as belonging to Char
; He Roberta of near Kings Mountain.
Roberts, howevr. could not be found,
hia wife stating that she d'd not
know his whereabouts.
Roberts entered Starnes' home
Monday night. Rtarnes awoke, but.
before he could arise from his bed
Roberts struck him over the head,
knocking him unconscious until he
riade good his escape. In his hurry
he.'lefj his shoes, which were turned
over to the local police and -later
identified by Roberts' wife.
Chief Burns told the Herald thai
U" believed Roberts to bo. hhjing out
in the country Just outside of Kings
Blames reported that Roberts had
- aldeil the refrigerator and oaten t?J
t-iree pound pork roast and drank d
I quart of ntilk.
An Appreciation Of The
Kings Mountain High
8pectal to The Herald) .
I OROVER, . July S.-rThe Kins*
Mountain High School Band concert,
parade and drill, was the highlight of
rrr Fourth of July Celebration at
(1 never. The selections played, the
quality of tone, and the tempo were
e;.cellent. The drill, in aplte ot the
mud, was given perfectly from the
drum major, Jonea Fortune, the meJrrettey
Gloria Rawlee and Jerry
Hord, on to the last nearly 100 oC,
tKem. The 1200 people present were
thrilled and delighted.
The entire citizenship of Orover
wishes to express Its appreciation
and to commend all those who make
the ban<^ possible: the bandmaster,
Mr. Paul Hendricks, whose personal!
ty, perseverance, and. talent are outstanding;
the splendid group of boys
and girls who practice long hour*
to achieve such perfection in perfoimance;
as well as the loyal par:
ents and citizens of Kings Mountain
whose presence Tuesday in
bringing their bova and' girls to Orover
was only one manifestation of
thr-lr ever loyal support.
With the hundreds of others who
have seen and heard these mualcl
ens, we praise and applaud th#
rchlevement of the Kings Mountain
High School Band.
Tractor Bogs In Mud
The soft red dirt whloh has been
ur.ed to fill In Railroad Avenue In
front of the Center Service Station
became treacherous after the rain
Monday and Monday night and caused
a mild sensation when one of tbe
A ... ni a?n1, t ? f% Honlh W\f A.
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bcut four feet in it Tuesday morning.
The tractor, one of the several
caterpillar types used on the < con*
struction job sank rapidly in the
mud. going deeper each time the
men tried to get it ont under Its
own power There was,quite a bit
of speculation aa to the ability ot
the machine, which ended when the
tractor almost completely covered
by mud and had to be pulled out by
the large derrick.
WILL HANG PORTRAIT OP
OVBRTON IN SAMPSON
Clinton, July 4.?A three quarter
length painting of Gov. Thomas Over
ton Moore of Louisiana, a native of
Sampson county, will be hung In the
county's enlarged and remodeled
courthouse when the building is com
ICS CRSAM SUPPSR
The Pauline Community Club will
have aa Ice cream supper at the Pau
line Communtty Club House 8atur
dpy evening, July 8th. ? -r
IN08 MOUNTAIN, N. C. THL
State And Ni
Concord, July a.?Two young boys,[
Jack Bradbury and James Ford re '
Kived lujuries Sunday when the bi <
cycle which both were riding was' !
struck by a car driven by John G|os- I
hock HUla. 8. 0 July it.?Rube '
Wlugate, vocational agriculture uu
dent at Rock Hilt High school, left
today on a fcreatry tour of Georgia
and Florida, which he won for hia' j
toreetry record during tbe paat year.
Tbe trip wuu awarded him by tbe
South Carolina Stat* Commission of ,
Koreatry for having done the best
uiu in1 1 uifimr uawai
He will accompany the winner of
the lew-country award for tbla year
and last year'n winners in both sec*
' ons of tbe state. (
Chapel Hill, July 8.?Dr. Asbby.M. "
Jrnen. representing the National Con '
feicnce of Christians and Jews, told <
the Carolina Institute of InidmaUon '
al Relations last nleht tha "the aame
forces everywhere which are fight- '
lag democracy are ?f the same time
fiercely attacking religion."
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Shelbv,July 3. ?The North Caro- (
Una Rural Letter Carriers' Associa- t
Irn opened Its 3<5th annual conven- ,
tiou here today with a Joint session f
w.'ih Its auxiliary, holding Its 15th
? . C
Raleigh, _ July 3.?-E V, Floyd, j
State AAA officer at N. C. State |
College, said yesterday nearly 751
net- cent of North Carolina farmers tj
had signified their intention of par-1 a
I'.flpatlng in the 1939 agricultural!
conversation program. They still:
have two weeks to submit applications
to (participate, t
Raleigh, July 3.?Many. North Car 1
ollua relief worket-s faced the pros- 1
peel today of decreases In their
State*vdric!al? said this1 would be *
the immediate effect of the new B- '
Tncrgency Relief Act. Monthly wag '
es will' remain unchanged now, but b
al> workers on relief rolls wil (
bo required to? work 130 hours a
month. The former schedule ranged
from 35 6to 130 hours monthly. 1
By Sept. 1. however, a new wage e
pcale will teoeme effective. This If
m expected to noost toe mommy pay *
of some North Carolina relief workers
aa much aa 40 per cent. 1
Raleigh., July 5.?Mrs. Margaret t
Jt hnson Whltt .of Chatham county, t
whom a coroner*' Jury ordered held
for the grand Jury In connection with c
the poison death of her husband, was t
at liberty today. ' '
Associate Justice A. A- F. Seawell c
[ruled after haibeaa (corpus proceed- \
irgs yesterday that evidence was In
sufficient to hold her in Jail on a
first degree murder charge. t
A tevocolegtst's report said the c
body of the husband. Wort h Whltt *
25. cntalned a deadly dose of poison. <
After the hearing Solicitor Claude <
C. Canady of Benson said the case
probably would be given to the grand i
Juty In October. t
Marlon. July 4.?North Carolina , a'1 1
pprlor PftllPt liifWaa will holil n pah..
ference at the state lodge on the!1
Mt. Mitchell game refuge July 14-15.' I
-i n 11 - - n r i ii ii
How Time Flie
AS I was told the story, a negro
was tried and convicted of rnurd*
After he had been returned to his <
it weald appear that he practically
had been appointed by the court to d
He neither moved for a new trial a
"" ft- lipped by until, finally, it
that, oal? be took steps in his own
plaaeaot nature shortly would be baa
at ate a latter to the go vernor of th<
"The wite folks is got me
t tela the middle of a right bsd
to ax^reu pleaea, Mister guvnor,
la fi*te? ?a b
*Ma Wednesday already r
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IRSDAY, JULY 6, 1939
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New York. July 3.?'The American
youth Congress today considered a
iemand, from 56 New" York slate
egislatora that the Congress express
itself Mo opposed to CcintnuDiam aud
id well as Fascism aud Nazism.
The 1.10b coo v cut ion delegates
DOftponedL a vote yesterday on a res
i iittiou denouncing Communism and
referred the resolution to the Reaolu
tl?na Cotnhiitt.ee. u was expected to
he reported back to the full .cenven
tiou later. .
Seattle, Wash.. July 3? Distrihuliop
of surplus agricultural products
ia..XV.rt.?"JJgytn..wiito iiiiUrrf mi mi
the medium cf exchange began in
King County (Seattle) today.
More than 13.000 persona tecelved
relief vouohera to be exchanged for
itoods at any grocery atore.
The plan ha? been proposed for
i:se on a nation-wide scale. As a test
;-f Us efficiency, six cities were selec
ed for preliminary tests. 8eattle Is
'he third. The system l^aa been in
"phratlon several weeks in Rochester
V. Y.. and J>ayton, Ohio.
Brockvllle, Ont.. July 3.?Dr. Jat
's Monroe Smith, former Louisiana
itate University president, said tola
y he was ready be ''fight" an Inlletmen'
charging blm with ember
ihng 1100.000 of the university's
unda. - .?
Breaking a silence which he had
maintained since his surrender here
Saturday night. Dr. Smith declated
ic was ''innocent of any wrong-dong."
"1 am going back.' Dr. Smith said
Lo straighten up this arair ? or to
insist in straightening up the affair."
Mt. Vernon. Ky.t July 3.?Three
mnmen were killed early . today
vhen a heavily, loaded freight train
tlowed into an immense boulder tha*
(t'pled from a mountain s.de overurning
the locomotive and nine cars
Hong glUng, July 3.?T*ie Chinese
w?? reported today to
tare Imposed new import restrnctons
In an attempt to save $68,000.>00
now resulred annually to meet
China's advene trade balance.
Washington, July 3?Economies
l<rough mass production have rals d
the hopes of some army officials
Or an atr corps of 6.000 planes with
n two year*.
Congress authorised such a trebed
force as a maximum in the $300,?"0,000
air corps expansion now in
till srwlng. hut the funds it mads
ivailable were officially estimated
o be Sufficient for only 6,600.
WhetHner the additional aircraft
:an be acquired with available monty
Is expected to be determined
*hen bide are opened this week for
onstrqctVcn of more than 2,600
ilanes of ten types.
West' Newton. Pa.. July 3.?Linked
rm in arm, three young sisters who
ouldn't swim leaped from a sinking
iklff and drowned in the trenchers
in, nui-anvnru ivuiiguiugunijr XVI"
A companion. 20 year old Anna
3klrda, swept toward shore by the
nrbulent current, grasped a branch
-f an overhanging tree and pulled
<?rself to safety. Then, half exhaust
(1. she stumbled and ran to this
kVestertt Pennsylvania community to
tasp out news of the tragedy.
tid the World
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S. COBB t
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in Sunflower County, Mississippi,
er and sentenced for a certain date.
*11 to await the time of execution
BACK \*>ARt>( OH ~X\Mm
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wet fscgottsa. The lawyer, who
food him, imt iatoreet h Ow cm*.
?r dM be take as appeal from the
dewaad ?p?e the eeadeamed dinky
i behalf, omethinr of a highly ?epeaiag.
So he eat dawn and himself
l state, i eaiMag as follows:
in Jell here at tMa place and
ft*. So I trfce my pea la head
to do nmethiag tmr em right
aag m ea Friday. And hen
dnimiiiiii i iiittiM nihil itm fiirtl
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On Water Ai
WPA Hour ~
Wage Cut For
RARKIGH, Juty 4.?The Immediate
effect of the new emergeucy . relic-V
appropriations act will be to tie-1
crease the hourly wages, of many
North Carolina relief workers. State
WPA officials said today.
Monthly wakes will remain unchanged
for the present, hut all persons
on relief will be required .to
work 130 hours a month. The former
work schedule ranged from 65 to
ISO hours a month.
1 Uv finntomhre 1 tinm-n?A? ? "*
-v m.. u?ff>ciri , a ur?
wage scale will go Into effest wrlch
may boost the monthly pay of some
T.'.r Heel relief workers by as much
as 40 per cent.
YVPA officials grave this example
to show how hourly wages will be
temporarily reduced, until the new
wage scale is worked out:
Under the old setup, a certain
worker In Raleigh mav hart: been
paid 70 cents an hour by the WPA
but he was not allowed to make
mere than a ''security wage." which
may have been fixed at $70 a month
Consequently, that man worked only
100 hours a month.
Under the new setup, he will work
130 hours, and still receive but $70
a month. Consequently, his hourly
wage will be only 54 cents an hour.
The typhoid vaccination clinic,
w;hlch was to have begun yesterday
will continue for the next three Wed
nesday. This clinic 1? free to both
white and colored.
Tlie schedule for the clinic. follows?all
Pethlehem School 0:00 < to 10:00.
Do rb fl no on ColtAnl 1 il Oil t?v 1 t A A
11 <> n , Ml WW- . ST?*. IIW M IV. "W IV A & . "V. I
Public Health 'Vvmer. City Hall!
11 on to 12:00. * '
F.ost School 1:30 to 2:30.
Patterson Grove 2-30 to 3:00.
Re.th-Ware 3:30 to 4'30.
Visitors at Bon Clarken
A number frcm Boyce Memorial
A. R. P. Church have been In attend
r.rce at the various sessions of summer
conferences at Bon , Clarken
Among those spending this week at
tne resort are Mesdames J. M. Garrison,
Mlnn-.e McFadden. A. J. McOlll
Luther Ware; Misses Elisabeth
Ware, Marlon Patterson and Emma
Sellers. Mlas Mary Grler Lesl.e of
Rock Hill, and Mrs. Cora Hunter ot
Kansas City. Mo? who has been visiting
In Kings Mountain, also accosa
psnled the party to Bon Clarken.
AT CAMP STB A WOES MAN
Misses Virginia and Prances 8ammere
are spending several weeks at
Camp Strawderman. George Washington
Nations! Park, Va. Mr. and
Mrs. 8uminers accompanied the girls
to the camp, going on to Pennsylvania
for a visit *o relatives and to
New York City whera they visited
the World's Fair.
FIVE CENTS PER COPY
IT GET ME?
No action was taken on the pro
posed water and light cut at the reg i|ar
-meeting of "the'Town Boar?
Monday night, the members deciding
that an Investigation of the situation
was needed, and, thht several .points
needed clearing up before definite
action was taken. Mayor J. B. Thomasson
made It- clear, however, that
the proposed cut would be discussed . ,
again at the next meeting and probably
Thp board agreed that "much figures"
had to be done before flhey
could yote on such a move, and some
s>stem worked out upon whicr tc'
to decide Just how It will be done.
However, we probnbly will do some
th ng about It at our next meeting
which Is two weeks away.' ,
Tre *300 yearly appropriation to
v.ork It. Mayor Thotuasson stated
that "we need more time to study
the proposal, and'It will take us s
few weeks, and a good- bit of work
he Public Library was not dtscuaa
ed. One member expressed hlmSelf
re not knowing how to go about this
matter since the Attorney Oeneral
of North Carolina Interpreted the
laws of the State as making It lm?
possible for a town to appropriate
funds for any organisation which Is
not an absolute necessity..
Other minor business Included tbs
sdiool budget for the next year. Tt>ts
wat discussed and adopted.
I * " Presiding
Rev. Claude Moser, presiding elder
of Gastonla District, will preach
at Central Methodist ohurch next
Sunday morning In (he absence of
the pastor. Rev. 'K. W. Pox. who has
heri. a patient In the Charlotte SanItcrium
tor several weeks. Kev. Mr.
Moser is one of the outstanding
preachers of his denomination and
will be heard with pleasure by Ceu*
tral Methodist congregation. _
by JameS Preston
(Opinions Expressed In This Column
Are Not Necessarily the Views of
The acoustics in Washington are
sometimes phenomlnal. For instance
the drop of a political pin will some
times make more noise than a boulder
dropped from the Washington
So It 1? that a boulder has been
dropped (without much noise) on the
toes of the New Deal. In this caae
the weighty- object dropped is a Cow
greaatonal report attacking the a*
ministration's method of tsottfat
rules and regulations. This report
contain* one of the most pciated
barbs written In several sessions of
Congress, but It baa passed unnotto
od In sews dispatches from Washing
The report was written by the 8ea
ale's Judiciary Committee which boa
been considering a bill to place soma
curb on th* power now enjoyed hp
Federal agencies The bill nnder eon
stdermtton would permit court rertow
of rules and regulations Issued
by theee agencies. Under the preoeak
(Cont'd on MHorfal page)
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