VOL. 28 NO. 88.
State And ^
Raleigh, Aug. 16.?Dudly lias ley.
director of the State Rural Electrlfi
.^tlon Authority, predicted after conforeuuM
iu Washington. D. C.. thai
rural eieclrificat'on program woukl
go steadily forward in our state do
stile falturo of the Lending Spend
ing bill to pass. He said the most
important piece of REA legislation
was a provision ofa reorganiiaUot
measure placing the agency undei
the Department of Agriculture.
Charles, S. C.t Aug. 15.?Cnpt. W
R. Thomas of the Southern ltailway
police aald a youth booked aa Arthui
Livingston, Jr. of a section north oi
Charleston bad been olaccd undei
' I MO bond (or a hearing before Magistrate
John R. Stall of Sir Mile or
A. charge of placing an obstruction
cn the rails.
Thomas said Livingston was ,alleg<
ed to havo rlaced .on the track a
pushcart that the train struck Satur
day night. Little damage except
wrecking the pushcart resulted.
Charleston. 8. C., Aug. lb? Real
Admiral William H. Allen, Charleston
Nary Yard commandant,, directed
ceremonies "at I P. M. today foi
tho oomm las toning of the destroyed
Winston-Salem Aug. IB.?Sheriff's
officers aJught today to learn clrcum
stances of the Injuries ot ?avi<
Jonee, 36, of Walkertown, early Sunday
morning. He was found beside a
road near Walkertown and was
brought to a hospital where he waa
Burlington, Aug. 16.?Police arrest
ed a Negro who, they said, posed at
a crystal gazer government geologist
and contended he could extract?foi
a token ? burled treasure from at
most any backyard.
The}; said he had found no bach
yard treasure troves bat listed his
extractions from backyard owners at
follows: Two cows, one calf, eleven
heps, three hogs twelve pieces ol
smokehouse meat and $364.
Spartanburg, S. C., Aug. 15.?Re
o:>?i rvt (nna nn rrolhnrlnoa nf / Vi < 1 rlvr?r
Ci\l iViivuo wtl (iniiici mpo VI *
under twelve years old imposed is
Spartanburg and Union counties set
cral weeks ago as a precaution a
gainst the spread of infantile paraly
sis. have been lifted.
Dr. A. H. Stevens, health o Cei
announced the lifting of the ban ii
Fourteen Spartanburg Ccunt]
schools opened yesterday and otheri
are expected to resume soon.
Green?rt>orb, Aug. 15.?This cit:
*111 honor Its old timers?'those wh<
hare lived here 60 years or longc
?tonight at a mass meeting at fh<
County Courthouse at which then
will be exchange of greetings, remit
lacing and speech making.
Clinton, Aug. 15.?Raymond ani
Henry Williams, negro brothers
were under sentence of death todnfor
the 1038 Thanksgiving Day slay
?ng ict Nathan Relf, Harrisburg, Ps
poadleP. but an appeal may stay thi
execution set bv Superior Cour
Judge Clawson L. Williams for Oct
Lee Simpson brother In law of tl*<
Williams brothers', was sentenced t
30 years imprisonment on convlctloi
of second degree murder.
j Laughing Aro
An Answer R
TUST before be started on that 1
J was crowned with success, the
a train at New Orleans He settl
to enjoy a cigar. Presently there
man who took the seat adjoin hi
vogue on American railroad train
"Well," he began, "I'm on a
**YeaT Is that so?" said Per
"Yep. I go dear through to I
V "Yea, a fair distance, said ]
"Well, I bound clear through
tiresome trip too? all the way 1
a " " "Probably so?* agreed Perry
"By the way, said the young
"No." said Perry, "that's a fa
, > "Well, T dent suppose you're
, Ah# young fellow. "Whereabouts
*Ms," said Parry. "Oh, I
- > (iaafai'lli
d Brief Form
Long Beach, N. V., Aug. 16.?Five
i men, one of them armed with a ma.
cltluc gun, today robbed a bang men
[ f.eng<sr of approximately #70,000
I the main street of this Buunner re*
- sort town and apparently made a
. clean getaway.
Tlie robbery precipitated a speei
(ocular search by laud, sea and air
I Directed by wireless, police ?<iuad
- cars, Nassau Couuty hunber patrol
boats, N. 8. Coast Guard vessels and
- rt?,'*-rr t>?hrr<^-trs*>pr- j H*1 V . x
. the Lcug Island mainland and ocean
Atlantic City, N. J.. Auk. 1#.?Wll
Hum Green, president of the Ameil,
can Federation of Labor said he ext
ported to receive,today a final report
i on negotiation* between battling
heads of theatrical union* and the
Federation's Executive Council.
i .The council has been trying
> Gtcea said to reocnclle ooaQlctlgn
I factions "to acept a plan of peaceful
. Washington, Aug. 16.?Beerdrtnk'
era soon may be getting their bever'
age cut of allver-llned containers.
Sciontlata of the Federal Bureau
' of Standards who have been seeking
new uses for American silver disclosed
1 When silver is applied as a film
1 two-millionth* of an inch thick oxf
' the inside of tin cans, it not only
* Is Impervious to acids but it also
1 helps to kill any bacteria "present af1
ter beer or fruit cans have been
Shanghai, Aug. 15.?A food shorti
age threatening to develop into taun:
ger riots and famine became appar>
cut in large parts of Japanese occu
. pled China today ? a by-product of
more than two years of war.
l Floods, drought, crippled) transpori
tot ion facilities and Japanese trade
l a id military reetrlctions caused) the
i shortage, which was evident here
[ and in Shantung. Iiopeh, Honan and
Manila, Aug. 16.?The Manila Buli
ietin says a petition bearing 22.000
i j'motures and urging a Japanese
i boycott will be Dresoiltedi Francis
. B. Sayre when the newly appointed
U. S. High Commissioner arrives iu
1 To Attend '
r Doubleheader .
Several Kings Mountain baseball
fans are planning to leave front
; Charlotte Saturday nlgh.t on the
? Wheat ie Special train for VVaahlng->
r ten. D. C., to witness the double-,
> header baseball game to be played j
? Sunday ^ between Washington and
, North Carolina' players on the
teams will be featured and several
i gifts will be presented the players
i. by home supporters. A fine traveling
hag will be presented Jake Early
Washington catcher, by friends from
1 Kings Mountain, Jake's home town.
2 The hag Is on display in the Kings
1 Moun?aln Drug Store window. Ixical
8 backers of Cacher Early contrbiuted
p towards the purchase of the beauti0
n The special train will arrive back
in Charlotte Monday morning. '
und the World 1
'IN S. COBB
ight Off the Ice
IN S. COBB
Funooi Arctic expedition of his which
late Admiral Robert ?. Perry boarded
ed down in the smoking compartment
entered a rather self-sufficient young
>g and, following a custom much in
a, proceeded to engage Perry in coulong
-ouisrllla. Traveling far yourself 7"
to Louisville, as I was saying. Pretty
through from New Orleans to Louisp.*
* r . * v
> chap. "You didn't tell we where you
as need to traveling as I aas," said
as* yen Waaded for, anyhow?"
*m going to the North Pole."
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N. C.
ATTRACTIVE HOME OF
^ The sfiflgW brick homo of Mr.
Of Gaoton and id ge ""StreeTrT? ofcVi
8tate. The massive columns on ths 1
the residence. Photo bv Herd Studio,
?? ; i
Former Kings ,
Mountain Man I
Funeral service.? for Charlie Stowe
age 62. were held at the Ford and
Douglas M.rtuary, In Gastohia Tues
Jay aficrnoou at 3:30.o'ctbck wltli
Dr. J. H. Henderllte, pastor of the
First Presbyterian church in charge
net sted by Rev. Earl Armstrong
ami Rev. C. E. Brcoks. Interment
was made In Oakwood cemetery.
Mr. Stowe was a native of Spartanburg.
S. C., a son of the late Capt
\V. 1. Stowe and Caroline Hunter
Stcwe. When quite young his family
moved to Kings Mountain where
they lived for many years and where
he w*ts a popular member of the
young set in the nineties.
Mr. Stowe had been ill fcr some
time, following Injuries received in
an automobile accident en the Kings
Mountaln-Gastonia highway, from
wlich he never fully recovered.
For many years he was connected
with one. of Ga-vouia's leading grocery
stores aud was also with Matthcws-Belk's
aind othdr businesi
firms during ni? 42 years of residence
He is survived by his widow. Mrs.
Lola Pierce Stowe and a sister. Mrs.
S." A. Keever of Spartanburg, S. C.
He leaves a larae number c>l
friends in Uaslonia, Kings Mountain
and elsewhere who mourn uis passing
A Sky-Line Drive-Way To
The BattleG round
White Kings Mountain citizens are
always on the alert fcr business,
common to the community, its equal
ly important to keep a weather eye
for blessings from the sky.
The Battleground, while in South
Carolina logically and geographically
it seems to be more cosely associated.
with Kings Mountain peak and
the town proper and we should share
a part of Its enpendJtures there. As
it stand? North Carolina has only
one. not too good road, leading into
the the National Park. from near
Archdale. While S. C. will have several
leading to and from the park.
The citizens of the town and of
Cleveland County should: begin at
onco to avail themselves of enough
WPA money whiles Its available
which will not be always, to build a
wide, winding scenic or skyline drive
way irum lue svum ana norm Carolina
state-line along the ridge north
and connect with tne Kings Mountain
and York Road at some convenient
point on the ridge wltt
plenty of stone masonry dedicated
and associated with that period and
f?-al The CCC probably would con
hect up with an appropriate road
on the S- C. side and give thot sec
Hon of the park best ridge drivr
way to the battleground proper
The approximate distance to th?
S. C. liue is about three miles
Masons To Me\t In Shelby
E. I/. Wethers, District Deputy O
Masons of the 37th District visiter
Kings Mountain last week and con
ferred with local Masons regarding
plans for a District meeting In Shel
by, Tuesday Aug. 22.
- J. Edgar Allen, Grand Master o
North Carolina, and John H. Andei
son. Grand Secretary, will be dls
tingaahod guests. The meeting I
announced to start at t P. M. In th
Shelby I-odge Hall, and an tntaraat
Ing program la being arrange). 1
large number of local Maaone are a:
pected to iatteM.
in Tii ' mfttff
THURSDAY, AUG. 17, 1M?
and Mr?. Paul Naiaiar on tha corner
ir:trt?*frawi Iwunr wuiflH w "wwrant
add graatly to tha baauty of
If Gcachas Cltne Farthing and A.. E.
Smart are planning to arrive in town
Monday. August 21, and will spend
Monday and Tuesday getting equipment
ready tor the football season.
All bove Interested -in making the
football team shouldl' report for prac
tire Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 23.
bTJiere semns to be a great deal cp
irTTerest in fooball at the present
time. A large number of Kings Moun
tain citizens are taking an active
In'.crest in'urging boys, who are 'eligible
to play football, to attend
school this wear. 'School officials aro
trying to familiarize -everyone witn
the Conference RulCs under which
Kings Mountain will play. In order
tp avoid any ofbarrassmerit. Supt.
Barnes basa mcmograpbed liiyt of
the eligibility" rules of the Western
North Carolina High School Activities
Association, and he will be glad
to furnish a li?t to any person Interested
in the team.
Prospects are good for a team
that will stack up well with the
other teams in the ccnferenco, and j
the excellent record made last yearj
nli-'ulrl b? at least equalled if noi
M'.ss Mnxlue licggs of Fallston. N.
C. has been elected to replace Miss
Sctah Geiger of Charlottu who had
previously been eleti.ed to . teach
I the seventh grade at East School,
and later resigned, according to
Si.pt. B. N. Barnes who is getting
everything in rea,1ines3 for the open
iiis of School August 30tl?. M(ss
j.Pi.ggs is a gniduate In grammar
| educatjon from Asheville Normal
j :>!id. Teachers College, and comes
I romiwnvntv H/vdi
-?"V .-Wl.. ?
The teacher for the Bible, which
l? being taught In- the Kings Moun iiin
Schools for the first time this
vtar, lias been elected, hut her acceptance
has not been received, how
! ever' school officials feel confident
sre will accept.
I ::00 ATTEND HULLENDER
Over three hundred persons at|
tended the annual Hullender Reunion
last Sunday at the old Christy
J!r.tlender home place between King
Mountain and Cherry ville. Kveryono
who attended reported they were
supplied with ''all tlroy could eat-"
Cars were noted from several adjoining
i m III a a-^-r?O-, ?
By WILL ROGERS
' | ' hex tail ma that real good
-I- mothers don't fret about their
kids Ilka they used to. The doctors
I " - *
ana nurses nave d< en training the
girls to take the baby kinds easy
1 and not be Jumping up and catching
cold all night to see what he's
I bawling about. Lots of tha womis
Is catching on groat.
An old-fashioned mother earns in
i to visit a new-fashioned one that
l had a new kid, only five or six
" "My goodness!" said tha eld!
fashioned ooe. "I cant stand it
to hear tha poor little tiling howl
that way in his bad I He most be
t In pain."
s. "Nopal r? not going to bother
with him. He's Just a levy kid,
and I'm not going to raise a lasy
aaa if I aaa help ft"
8 "But ha mast be kartiag, to bawl
jL .. ' ' iVtidfl > 4 - ??a!1 rt tfs o'
W. P. Ledfoi
At Age Of i
One Out Of Four Goes
To Sunday School
According to h sur\?.*y released by
Mr, J). C. Maunoy- abcut 28 1-2 oi
the population of Kings Mountain
attpnd Sunday School cadi week
Kit'tn a repot t cf the ton white chut
chre there are 2.952 memb?>*-e. .and
2.883 enrolled In the TSnniay nchoota
with an nvera cy nttondanco of 1.802
Kor the alx cole rod churches a room
bershtpof 496 was reported with 176
an average attendance of 136 each
week. The grand total for the 16
nhfiythaa fAH/wa- Ohueeh
? Mb ivuvo tviivTfv. v "u vu m^iirwi hip
3.448; Sunday School enrollment
3.059, and average attendance
1-938. The estimated population or
Kings Mountain waa eet at 7,000
tnd ' considering the 2,000 below 12
years of age. It -was found that *even
out of ten are members-of some
church, and that three cut of. seven
tare Sunday School members, and
tyat two out of seven attend Sunda>
phe interesting report shews furtl?r
that In Kings Mountain there
syo approximately 1,600 adults not
/embers of any church, and there
/re 4.000 people who are not membets
of any Sunday Setao"!, and 1,000
of theee who are membc-rs do not
< . } ? .
Funeral services fcr William C.
Oates who died at the home of his
son on Waco Road Wednesday morn
ing will be held this afternoon at 3
o'clock at Ixtng Creek Presbyterian
Church. Interment will follow In the
Mr. Oates recently suffered a heart
attack, but his death Wednesday
morning came as a slxoek to his.
many friends in Kings Mountain.
Mr. OateB was born In Cleveland
County February 11, 1858. He Is survived
by one son. John Oates. of.
K!*ics Mountain, two sisters, Mrs.!
R. *L. Lackey, cf Kings Mountain.!
and Mrs. E. S. Froneburger of Besse i
tnfr City, and two brothers. T)r.|
'Ircrgc S. Gates of Rutherr-"'d anlj
l\ A. Gates of Kings' Mountain.
Rev. T' It. Patrick, pastor of the
l-'bst Presbyterian Church, will bo!
i-in charge of the services.
Pallbearers will be elders and de.a:
cons of tho Firsf. Presfjytcrian
." ' '
Kings Mtn. Girls' Workshop
I Girls employed in the NY.V Work
[ shop in- King* Mountain have made
; a good record for themselves and
In reived unlimited and deserved
i praise for their work according to
I NY A officials here yesterday.
Under the supervision of Mrs.
1 Ethel McGinn is these girts are learn
ing tnauy useful things in homemak
ing and handicraft work During the
last pay perlcd twelve girls have
set an unusually fine record. They
have quilted 17 quilts, made twenty
quilt linings, pieced twenty qttflt
tops, made 24 slips. 6 dresses for
school children. 18 suits underwear.
The Workhop is sponsored by the
Jiirlor Woman's club of Kings Moun
tain. It is located in the basement of
the Kings Mountain High School and
vlrltors are welcome at all times
the shop Is open.
Back To Sunday School
Sunday School Superintendents
end leaders have begun a movement
to get as many new members In the
d'fferent Sunday Schools of Klnps
Mountain as possible. The town-wide
movement with all churches co-oper
arlng will begin next Sunday. An
effort will be made to get every resIdent
to join in with some School,
with especial emphasis placed on
the young folks.
One of the leaders of this drive
said: "We want every child In Kings
Mountain to go to some Sunday
School every (week, as It will mean
so much In their future lives."
All superintendents are to meet
this week and work out plans to be
announced next Sunday at -each ot
the school*. Vacation time Is about
over and ??jr 1* an Meal time tot
this movement to be started and U
is hoped that all dtlaene and Sun
, JUy School members will aid In this
' worthwhile undertaking.
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FIVE CENT8 PER COPY
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William Cicero Ledfcr.l, ago 64,
passed awav at his home on Waco
road, Wednesday afternoon sifter
months of .'ni'ning health, Funeral
"vicea will b. vheld at the First
Baptist Church this afternoon at
%:00 o'clock, with Its v. A. <!.' Sar.
<c \nt. the pastor, la charge. interaunt
will 1> e!n the I'att" r-on Clrove
Active pallbearers will he mombtrc
cf his Sunday School clas t.
Honorary pallbearers will he tha
ri<aeons of the church.
Ten townahip In Cleveland ceiinty.
coming to Klnga Mountain in 1898.
Ho ha* been promlnentl) identified
wiiii me Kirs' Baptist church, serving
for many years as a deacon and
as the beloved teacher <cf the Young
Men's Bible class which offices ta? '
held at the time of his death.
He has been connected with varb
i.'-? business firms In Kings Mono- '
tain for many years and last year
with other members of bla family, e*
tabllshed a grocery store of his own .
at Midway. He was known for his
honesty In h'-> business dealings, hia
exit "me kliVitneas and thcugtatfufn<f
t to his family and friends, hia
faithfulness and loyalty to his church
and his love for his Master.
.He Is survived by his widow, who
before marriage was Ml** Ella Irene
Gatea, and nine children are follower'
Mrs. . F. CV Humphrlee. Mrs. HuHondo?,
.Clarence. Earl and Paul Ia**ford,
MlsseS Annie and Grace I^dford,
all of Kings Mountain; Roy
I.?edford of Richmond. Va.. and Harry
Ledfcnd. of Plttstourg. Pa. Twenty
grand children survive.
He is also survived by hia aged
fotl.er. Webb Ledford, three brothers
J. P. Ledford, L. P. Ledford and T.
C. Ledford, all of Cleveland county;
five slaters. Mrs. J. V. Proctor, Conneilj
8prlngs, Mrs. Julius Galea. Mpr
gnnton. Mrs. J. Z. Mitchem. Shelby,
Mr?. Chas. Tlrldcres, Flchmond Va.,
Mrs. J. R. Kee. Kings Mountain.
Vernon L. Hinson
Mr. Vernon L. llinson age died
si ddenly at Ills heme on Eaekey
street Tuesday meriting at 1 o'clock
his death attributed to a heart ail- ''?
inrnt. ' :
Funeral services were conductel
at his late residence Wednesday afj
ternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Rev. T. H.
! King. paseor of . the Hnptist- Church, '.
I of Ressemer City, of which the de|
c? ased and family were members con
| ducted the service and was assisted
by Rev. C. C. Parker. paster of tho
i Second llaptist Church of Kins*
j Mountain. Interment was made in
| tiie ltesscmer flfy cemetery. .
Mr. Hinson had been an employee
j (f the Southern railroad for 15 years
I and the family made their liotne in
| Ressemer City prior to their comins
to Kings Mountain.
. Surviving are hti widow, who he.
frre marriage was Miss Florence Allen,
Misses Nellie and Kthel Hinson,
Fred. Royce and Curtis llinsou. all of
Kings Mountain. Clyde Hinson and
Miss Eunice Hinson of Cramerton.
Also aurvlvlng two brothers. Frank
of Stnteaville; and Carl, of HurUngtou;
two sisters, Miss Alice Hitisoa
i niiu Mib i . . mums. uom 01 tuar(Opinion*
Expressed In This Column
Are Not Necessarily the Views of
There la a sequel to the "White
House '"ghost'' story about the myth
leal businessman who supposedly
told the President a business boon
had been nipped in the bud by Senate
refusal to grant him broad neutrality
Furnishing tto sequel is the corpa
of government economists, who endeavor
to keep the President, and
others, posted' on the future business
Hardly had the Wblte House ghost
announcement dried in the headlines
when the economists came forth
wllli their business condition - prediction
for the rest of the year. That
prediction Is that business will be
better this fajp and winter. That
! doesn't Jibe with the crepe hung on
' the business indices by the Whits
: House spookamen.
L In addition this ultra-optimistic
- prediction of the eooamtc seers emi
berrssses the White House on anth?
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