VOL. 29 NO. 34
State And N
'Raleigh, Aug. 22.?The Dhisiou of
Purchase aud Contract will receive
b'da here August 31 for about $16,
COO worth of duplicating machine#
a year's contract to supply - about
$Ju,000 worth of typawittors, sound
projectors estimated to cost $10,003
? , and a crawler tractor crane to cost
about $ .000.
Lake City, 8. C., Aug. 22.?A negro j
p.- cn-cr-fl tfre ha,ft ^ of the
L>. T. Co sard and Co. store, prominent
dry goods establiahmeat hers
about 9:30 Saturday night and got
away with $700 In cash " from the
rxoria wiiuesooro, Aug, zz.?xne
annual picnic of the*- Brushy Moun.
tain fruit grower* -will be held tomorrow
at the home of Sam Wyke
Instead of bit orchard It waa learned
today. Mr. Wyke liven in Alexander
county on Highway 16. A splendid
program haa been arranged for the
field day and picnic and a large attendance
feeldavUle. Aug. 22.?.Word has
been received ku Reidsvllle that Rev.
'Atihur S. Gllleeple, of this city, Baptist
missionary to China, and his
family, together with 26 other Amer
leans in the Chinese mission fields
are safe and ' sound.
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. Raleigh, Aug. 22.?A pair of horses
owned by Roger Sexton of Lllllngton
are work-stock pulling champions of
North Oarollna Paul L>. Fletcher, I
livestock marketing specialist of the
state department of agriculture, said
today the-horses had been certified
lifting 3000 pounds of dead weight
gnd pulling it the official dr^ancel
of 21 1-2 feet?or the equivalent of
}9.75 tons on a wagon. The team
weighs 2800 pounds.
Go Id a bo ro, Aug. 22.?Brodie Smith
28, wealthy Smkhfteld lumberman,
was bound over to Wayne superior,
c urt todsy by Mayor J* H. Hill on_aJ
f charge of fast had recldeas driving,
and murder in connection with the
kit-rim death of Charley Austin 63
-year old negro, here last Tuesday
Smith's bond! was set at >2,000.
OoMWbcro, Aug. 22.?Judge Walter
7. Bone ordered today a special ve-mLm
A# 1AA la. rnnrtrt Warlbiamlaw #Av
?v. IV v? *W VV ewpvwsw if vjuvvuk/ I
the trial of Raymond Worioy, 28, |
charged with first degree murder In
connection wkh the death April 3
of hie wire, Lola. Worley waa formally
arraigned this afternoon.
Raleigh. Aug. 22.?A new reoord
-'Cor automobile license sales waa set
today as the total for 1939 reached
8,92,337. The previous year's high,
893.936 eras recorded in 1938.
> Revenue Commissioner A. J. |
Maxwell said it waa "possible" this
yx?ai's total would go to 830,000, especially
If tobacco prices hold up.
New tags go on sale Dec. 1.
Fairmont, Aug. 23,?A negro,
whoso body was 'the fourth to be
found on railway tracks In Robeson
county within a week, remained unidentified
today except for a social
security card found on him, bearing
tho name Prince McKoy and the address
as Auguota, Maine.
flsjf A Temptation t
THE STEAMER waa calling at t
* remote South Sea islands regai
been written these last few years bt
travelers. In canoes the natives uad
from otbor dlan. At tho kwd of
come tho nllnc monarch, Kins Som<
with an air of hoary dignity and i
Ho was accompanied by the Imperial
hla prime minister. The latter was
. Men stranded btrd years before and
tribe hml riaea to a place of high fa\
The Wag, his premisr, and his
ship. His subjects remained along*
pammgers to throw pennies down t
IMfe klf a damn Islanders at one
One of tho tlsltoes was generoi
^ SSwwSSnS "Sw^tLlSt^o
? :In Am hope si moring thsin to sa *
t/ "SVMts, the white Imrfartir fished
MttSThli horilng tt ore
PWio. dr.* bestead *?? Cockn*
iteAala pwrsefa; toTo^n ba 'i
1 Brief Form
Miami, Fla., Aug. 22.?Dr. T. Earl
[ Moore, Miafl psychiatriut, reported
tonight his examination of Charles
.tefftTiicn' trW eetablislied that the
confessed kldnap-slayer of Frances
Dunn, 17. high school girl, was not
.'effe.rson, self-styled movie talent
si out, signed a confession and was
dtctsd oti charges of kidnaping,
j raping and slaying the ^>unn girt
-s-'iiyrramlai *Ar F *rmr
i Her body was found near Dora Raton
j August 10.
Chungking. China. Aug. 22.?The
I n'ted States embassy was Informed
today two chapels of the.- United
I Stoics Reformed Church mission at
Ytianling. Hua'n province, were destroyed
Friday In a Jananeae air
ru'd. The western Biechwsn pro.
vince city of K latin g. ISO miles west
of here, vh reported to hare been
three fourths destroyed' Saturday.
(Tokyo. Aug. 22.?Tfie newspaper
Afchai reported today that Japanese
officials were considering a stronger
policy toward the United States it
nn American arms embargo were en
rciced against Japau. The newspaper
Mid "It understood that Foreign Minister
llachlro Arita already had reported
to the cabinet on the tentative
form of a new policy which
would mean that "the rights and Inte:c3ts
of the United States m China
w.' uld be seriously affected.'
New York, Aug, 22.?In a world
fillrd with the threat of war and
new catastrophe, the Red Cross will
celebrate tomorrow the 7&th anniver
sary of ite founding?the end of
three quartern of a century devoted
to tying up the wounda of mankind.
Sixty, one nations are its members
signatories to one International covenant
that bas survived all the
storms of the years, and across the
area of the earth, this birthday will
1m tilmiinl * fiOuf gssi ts Was 1st
Russia, from. Australia U> the Argentine.
Philadelphia, Aug. 22.?An early
morning mist wma blamed tonight
for the collision of a fire truck speed
ing to answer s false alarm audi an
express bus at a Philadelphia street
intersection In which 29 persons
were Injured, fire seriously.
Washington. Aug. 22.?Expansion
of the Hatch law in order to curb
th? political activities ot state as
wall aa Federal employe* waa advocated*
today- by Senator Sheppard.
Democrat, Texaa, 8h?ppard aald be
thought the law- should Include alt
Stato employee who receive a portion
of their pay through Federal
.channel*. Thie wouM reach chiefly
State highway worker* and employee
of aoclal security divisions.
Butte, Mont., Aug. 22.?Glenn Speu
cor, 21, of Cueter -8. D., wu killed
nntl Patrick J. (Weigh. 23 of Cleveland,
Tonn., was slightly Injured) today
In thei blunge of their automobile'
down a 126 foot embankment.
The youtha bad been employed on a
I ranch near Boulder.
V , t
id the World
o His Majesty
he principal port of one of those
-ding which so much romance has
r gifted fictloniata and imaginative
died out to welcome the strangers
the volunteer reception committee
Hthing-or-Other, a huge brown man
i battered high hat upon hie head.
1 staff and also by hia household and
a Cocluiev beach-comber who ha-i
I who, having bean adopted into the
w in the eyas of the eoppecHsolored
. I body-guard
were welcomed aboard
ide, in broken EagUah begging the
s them. Whenever a coin struck the
i dived for it.
isly inclined. Whan ha had emptied
inging out small bita of aflver and
ng the amphibioua nathrea ineraaaad.
ran mora mirited exhibition of their
abopt until ha found n aflver dollar,
r the aide whin Jfce Prima Minister.
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N. C.
IV A. Smith, Sr., well known local
r'OeliHlil. was knocked unconscious
11 isi S.tlur*:a>" night about 3:30 o'j
I (k. b> a iies.o, whom Police
' Ch'c." Jhnmy Hums said "probably is
jutftii- to rob Mr. Smith."
j ' Pi !l-oui( it wcie railed to Mr
Smith'* store on North Piedmcul
Avenue by a person who walked lute
I the'more und found Smith unconscious
Hums said that tile would-be
I rcMlPl' Ufll fiMtrhlAl Oil
tmmmmmmm i imi 11 in))": ' ' Yi i
someone eutcnnK the store be tore
It- hoi" time to rob Smith.
Woof hounds were secured frchi
the county prison camp to trail th|
negro, who was unidentified. Hi
wwt tro.'led (rem the back of thi
store through the swamp- below the
depot. The trail was loai at the depot
It was reported that Smith, who
was unconscious for sometime, waa
not seriously hurt, though he re.
ctlred s painful head Injury, He mi
hit in the back of the hesd with an
axe handle. Officers are still inrcstl
gating and hope Dor the arrest of
the negro soon.
It <waa reported that the negro
went into the store and asked to
look at some shirts, telling , Smith
j that his boss would' be along within
, a few minutes to pay for them. Aa
. Mr. Smith turned to wrap the package,
the negro truck him- with the
j' A ferw minutes later, Just about
the time that the bloodhounds were
J put on the trail, an auto bearing a
| South Carolina license plate, and
with three negroes in it, was seen
leaving the depot hurriedly.
it r i a.I
'ivnow Lacn utner,
I Teople In Kings Mountain know
eech other, and the mallmeq know
h juai about everybody. KepeciaXly
those on their routes. )t that hadn't
been the case, then Mr. Beck Page
local man, wouldu't have gotten a
letter from Burlington recently.
Mr. Page's friend. Brock Waddell,
j whc resides in Burlington, decided
that Mr. Page's mug should be
known to everybody, so instead of
addressing the letter In the usual
manner, he merely put a picture of
Mr. Page on the front of It, wrote
Kings Mountain under it, and affixed
a stamp thereto.
The letter came straight and true.
Wbeq it bit the local post office M
C. Falls, who works for Unole Sam
here, exclaimed: "Aw, I know that
guy. He's Beck Page. Usta play base
ball with him."
Mr. Page got the letter.
Local Fans Attend Double
Header Ball Game
Kings Mountain was well represented
at the Double header base
, ball game In Washington, D. C., las'
, Sunday when the Washington team
j played Boston. Hie games were tr
I honor of players from North and
South Carolina. Loc% fans were die
appointed as Jake Barly, Washing
ton catcher, waa unable' to play. Be
tween the two g**nes team mem ben
were presented! gifts from support
era 'back home." Mr. Charles F
Thomassom presented Catcher Earl>
with a handsome traveling bag th<
gift of Kiage Mountain fans.
<_r Wi a a ' m? ' A.
Among uiOBC attending me garnet
were: Paul McGlnnls, Claude Ham
bright, Olee Bridges, R. C. Gold
Charles F. and George Thomassor
Clyde Bennett, Jim Clonlnger, Fret
Herndon. Ted Weir, J. C. Lackey, Jr
Harold Cogglns, Joe Lee Wootfwarc
Mr. and Mrs. John Weaver, Mr. ant
Mrs. Oliver Falls, and Mrs. Boyci
Early, mother of Jake.
S. S. Attendance Off
On Sunday, August 30, 1339. tin
number present In the Sunda:
Schools of Kings Mountain 'was
Central Methodist 1(3; A. R. F
Church 157; Grace Methodist 103
Lutheran Church 336; Preebyterta
153; Second Baptist 215; and Firs
It may be do? to the fact that thi
Is vacation time, but this number i
badly off. During the remainder c
August the Inactive members will b
visited. Working toward Rally Dai
which Is to be beU the first Sunda
in October, old members on roll wil
be urged to attend! Sunday Bchoc
next Sunday Then the campaign fc
new mecsbera begins, since asset
belt of our school children do no
attend Sunday School r%uUr1y. 1
Is hoped that the Sunday Schoc
attsadanoe can be mad* into an at
set to par town.
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THURSDAY, AUG. 24, 1939
, ATTRACTIVE HOME
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W. Jri' ' I
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1 ' ral
Above la the beautiful white
, O C. Mauney en Ridge Street.
Gridders War i
To Meet Friday
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Mr. Charles F. Tlioniasoon Chair,
man of the committee to secure in.
formation for the erection of a mol<
era fire proof hotel for Kings Mouu
tain ba? called hla group for a meeting
Friday night in Tt?e Herald office
Mr. Charles C. Benton, Architect o!
Wilson, N. C?. trill .meat with the
committee and go over plans and
specifications his firm has prepared
The Committee composed ol
- members of the two* civic clubs oi
Kings Mountain has been very active
far the past two weeks getting facte
? - -? k. aanlliil
at a joint meeting: of tfae two clubs
Mr. Tbotnasson said: "Folks are
till talking about this new ho'tel
' and when Kings Mountain cltlxen?
| want to do anything they usually <k
' It, and I believe we can build thai
' MEN'S CLUB SUPPER AT
The last out-door supper of th?
' Men's Club will be held this evening
, at 7:00 o'clock at Crowder'e Creek.
Wives and sweethearts will bt
8v eats of the Club members and i
large attendance is #*pected for th?
final supper of the summer.
The Kings Mountain Singing Con
i vcctlon will meet in Qrover Sunday
i The public is cordially Invited.
By WILL ROGERS
1 WTAUPVI M?aa*(wa. l<t*a .Vav.
1*11 v*il?U1 aviuvwiuw ? ?? w MIVH
"off a little at bridge parties.
Right away when they come in
they allow off their clothes and
I their good looks, but they ain't
. i satisfied with that venr often. Not
II but what they got plenty of fine
[1 clothes and lots of good looks, but
they Just naturally are ambitious.
Bo they talk about how rich their
husbands ara. They don't eay it
Just that way, but that's what the
conversation is about
One lady was kinds embarrassed
by the talk. She wasnt married
.. vary long, and she knew bar hueband's
business wasnt doing oo
? good, but ohe didnt know much
, want business anyhow. 8m heard
I the others telling how their buse
bands wars building new plants
K and taking en new help and nil
y that So sbo says, "Yes, It most
II be that times she getting awful
,1 feed. Now, my husband's business
6 growing all tha tima. Why, Just
r last night ha told ma that as was
7 going to hava a iniwii appelated
< for ft. and yarn hasrn there amet be
it a let ef eaeb ssmisg fa ohea they
* handUH.1"* * " * wuhn te
OF KINGS MOUNTAIN
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painted brick Noma of Mr. and Mra.
High School Coacnea Farthing and
Smart began gridiron practice yes.
tot day afternoon with tho encouralgng
number of ?2 boys out to bring
-fct- ry to 'bear ol> K. M. High." Many
others are expected to turn out dur|
lug the next few days of practice
which will be twice dally from now
! until fchool smarts next Wednesday.
Among those reporting for duty
| yesterd* were James Gibson, flashy
back from last year's crop. Norman
( Roper, who was with the freshmen
lost year, and often termed 'the fast
est thing on two legs, George Allen
last season's reserve back, and Bur.
' ton Bennett and Billy Gantt, tackles
t There Is some qest Ion as to the ell>
gltllity of Bennett, however.
| Tdo other Bennetts reported t<
practice yesterday to cany on th<
name of Bennett in case Burton U
> Ineligible. These two are Boris, frest
1 man. and Lloyd; who hasn't been Ir
' school for the past two years. Th?
> latter promises to furnish plenty o(
what It takee in the line.
Coaches Smart and Farthing seem
ed well pleased with the turnoul
yesterday, but are even more hope
fttl of several ethers expected within
the next few days. Among those expected
to report.,for dHity. aye Lutbei
I M/ofrrflscfi. brQllant running hack,
I r??ran 01 a coupie yearn. jlmmj
Dickey, veteran guard, Jack Whet,
stine, Clarence Plonk and Charlei
1 j Ikillard. of whom many things an
' expected aa end.
Superintendent B.. N. Barnes o
the City Schools made the final an
nouncement yesterday of the cpen
Ing of school next Wednesday. Mr
Barnes announced that the door
will open to admit the many hundred
eager children next Wednesday a
8:45 A. M.
Opening exercises will be held a
each school, and the pnhllc 14 ihvlt
fd to attend.
Mr. Barnes asked the Herald t<
repent the announcement relative t<
;; High School text hooks Those liook
will be furnished: to the pupil thl;
year for a flat fee of 11.40. This In
ciuaes uie use o dictionaries
Mr. BarneK stated that "In all way
we expect the greatest year ever.1
PaTgfrac<e School Wjll also n ie
next Wednesday morning aecordin
to an announcement from Mr3. J. C
. N'lchola, Principal.
TOWN COUNCIL MEETS
Members of the Town Council mc
tat their regular semi-monthly nteel
ing Monday night and approved th
reflnanciag of aeverai maturities c
bonds which are advertised in tbl
Issue of Th? Herald.
The membera discussed tbo poas
MHtien of entabttohtng a municipt
court for Kings Mountain. Tl
Couaotlmen decided not to take de
lnlte action until further knowledi
of the need* and arrangements li
votvod in aetltng up the court are ol
MV. KISER AT
Ratr. W. A. Kiaer of Chicago. II
win enppty the pnlpH at the Lmthe
an Church Rnaday Morning at 11:
The Pastor wll return to hie wot
next Sunday, Sept. t.
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FIVE CENT8 PER COPY
Kings Mountain shopper wore horr.ifd
Saturday, afternoon about 4:41
wlien Zt?b Vnnco Harrelson was Instaully
killed by a .south hound
freight train in the heart <?t the bushi<
s? (motion. llurrohou pparei.tly
faded to not ice the oncoming train
j at the Mountain Street creasing. Ills
bcdy was drugged about 200 yards
dew*.the trnik before the train was
Thr body was l?adly mangled. l?oth
lies and b.th hands being cut off.
Tl.t strot was thronged with awit.
red up the gruesome body.
Young llgrrelacn, 22 ) bar* old, lived
on a farm near here with his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Gwlther Harrelturn
r ts'lf/v attee-I-.I- ? ?
BUI ? t?c. ABCVJ uurtmng are
three brothers. Harvey, former chief
of poMce of Rings Mountain. Joel
rnd Ira llarrelson, all of Kings Moun
tnin section, ami four sisters, Mra.
Made Elmore of Crcuae. Mra. Ruby
Wright of King a Mountain, Mra. Jet.
j tie justice of Heaver |Datn. and MUe
Virginia llarrelson at home.
Funeral services were held Monthly
at 2 p. r. at Bethware school
house near here. The schoc-l house
U being utilized while a new Baptist
church Is being erected. Interhent
was in Bethlehem Methodist cemetery
Local Buyers In
|New York City
'> j Buyers for Kings Mountaiu stores
'I are this week- In New York City ma
king selections of fall merchandise
< | for local shoppers. Kings Mountaiu
' | merchants are very optimistic over
'the "outlook for fall and winter bus'
Cness and are buying accordingly.
' } te'ectlons will be excellent in the
! ' stores of Kings Mountain, . id shop1
pers may find most anytbUig tbey
I desire right berc without having to
make a trip out of town.
J Buyers now on the New York mar
. I ke: are: Mr. Byron Keetor and Miss
| Martha Frances McGIU for. Keeter'a
! |IX-rariment Store; Mr. Frod Stall
i worth and Miss Ruby Burrsge for
' j Belk's Departments tore, and Mra.
' | R. D. Goforth for Myers' Department
1 j Store, which - is opening a ladles'
1' shop on the second floor of hi*
' | store.
Falls Reunion Set
| For Saturday
i (The annual Falls fatally reunion
. | will be held! all day Saturday at the
j Cicero C. Falls home near the Beli
wood school, It bas been announced,
r, Dinner will be a erred plcnis style
. at noon and all friends and relatives
i are urged to attend and bring well
' filled baskets. THOMASSON
The annual Thomasson Reunion
will be held today beginning at 10:30
A M. at Unlcn Baptist Church. Relatives
and friends of the Thomasson
Clan are cordially Invited to be pres1
cnt. Mr, Charles F. .Ttiom\ son of
j Kings Mountain la President and
"IMts. Lula Smith of York, S. C., la
" Secretary of the Clan.
' GOFORTH REUNION SATURDAY
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1 DescendontH of the late Preston
Ooforth will have their annual ret
union Saturday. Aug. 24, near* Clover
. S. C., Frjenda are cordially Invited to
attend and bring well tilled basketSi.
'< (Opinions Expressed In This Column
Are Not Neeeaoarlly the Vlowa of
Congress has gone borne now, bag
,t and baggae, ao those who make a
t- career of speculating, o nmnttera poic
lltlcal are turning the'r eyes away
>f from Washington to bud subjects for
Is discussion. But alt the discussion I#
btlll influenced by what happened its
1- the national capital before the boya
al packed up and left,
le One question looms large in tbe
f- minds of both the public and pollute
cat commentators. How substantlali
ly will Congressional action last sea
t>- a ion help business recovery?
Critics of industry get In the first
lick by claiming that Congress had
"accepted Industry's challenge" : by
making wjiat legislative changes and
reforms It did aocomplisfa, and that
IL, now responsibility for oomptste and.
sv haaty recovery rest# squarely on the
Id shoulders of business,
rk If this argument was supposed tw
' make an impression, It missed first
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