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State And h
York, Dec. 12.?Oftlcials ol
the CoMiunert' Union and the Milk
Consumer*' Protective Committee,
.w -JMCPVtAJtelt. 3u .T>Vr>friou
tlgator a* having active Communist
on their rosters, denied the allegations
today and charged he was
prejudiced as a former ofTlclal* ot
an organisation competing with Con
(The Investigator. J. B. Matthews,
former head of a Consumers' Research
said In Washington that Com
mnniata In various consume organ
izaMons are trying to stir up discontent
and destroy the power of
advertising, because It Is an essential
element In the capitalist system.
Washington, Dec. 12.?Senator
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nwivu, ^crnutm, new Mexico, proposed
today that Congress tor bid
political activities of state employees
paid In part with Federal funds
The author of the law which imposes
such a ban on most Federal
employees said his proposal would
cover such persona as state highway
department employees,, social
ecurlty workers and office holders
In other state agencies to which the
Federal Government contributes
Washington, Dec. 12.?The Justice
Department called today for a
general Investigation into the use
oC patent Hghts, and at the same
time broadened Its anti-trust drive
by ordering a civil suit brought against
thirteen corporations and 103
Officials of the glassware industry.
Fprt Benning, Ga., Dec. 12.?Tank
units from all parts of the United
States will concentrate at Fort Ben
ning, the army's largest Infantry
school, In January for four months
of intensive military training.
Pineville, Dec. .13.?A long standing
grudge (between two families,
brought to a head by thfl killing of
. a tog, flared up in a ten-minute
gun battle yesterday tsat left six
With pistols and shotguns, Sheriff
Martin Green aeld, two groups
, at m?n fired more than 26 shots at
ea^i other around the railroad doffot
at \near)by Porton Branch, - a
Southeastern Kentucky coal mining
;|jort*-Arthur, Texas, ' De* 12.?tr
" ffc} Mingle. 11; has a hangup kidr
?a$ing .story to tsll his classmates.
My sixteen hoars ho lay bound and
Mpsd In the dark gttlc of an abanMM
honso. whHe his worried perMr
ui Mn. Fred Mingle, ar
*tt?ed to moot a fU.000 ransom
Remand. Hie cries, if tor ho managed:';
to loosen the gag, brought hts
Dr. C. w. Welch, $2 year old ?Wr
ropractor arrested a few hours aftgr
-Irwin's release, Is charged with
the? crime hut Insists ho has boon
. Laughing Arot
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A COUNTRY girl went to Churl
worK acme on ner teem. i no of
email blow-pipe. The patient dine
"Do you feel that air?" asked
That air whut?" said the yoi
r, Moot andent of all dentict stor
aad a tooth whieh must come out. S
would be drawn eat bat each time
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Elizabeth City, Dec. 12.? Arthur
. Gallup, bookkeeper for Atlantic Discount
Corporation, fell to hU death
"p^.T-^Tjirrartftr: rrcnii B'""ld,iTF-I(OTy
, J building.
l'olice Chief R. C. Madrln said
| that Gallop, who had charge of rent
! ing the building offices for the
corporation, had gone up to look
at some new gutters and apparently
slipped on the sloping, loose gravel
roof. Madrin said the death was accidental.
Lumberton, Dec. 12.?Officers are
Investigating the death of Ellas
Lamb, 19 year old plumber whose
body was found In a field In the
Kingsdale section yesterday.
Coroner D. W. Biggs said a head
wound apparently had caused death
Police Chief J. T. Raluey said 3
I negroes were being held pending an
Greensboro, Dec. 12.?An Itlner'
ant leper was in strict Isolation
here today as Dr. C. C. Hudson, |
j health officer, awaited the arrival
j of n representative of the U. S. Pub
lie Health Service.
.Dr. Hudson said the man was en
route to the national leprosarium at
j Carryvllle. La.,.and that he gave out
' of funds here yesterday.
Goldsboro. Doc. 12.?The Rev. Wil
. Hani Osmond Cone, 73 retired Episcopal
clergyman, died here yesterday
after a long illness. He was pas
toy of St. Stephens Church here
for 12 years. He retired In 1932 because
of poor health.
Morganton, Dec. 12.?A docket of
40 crlmnal cases faced Judge W. H.
Hdbbitt of Charlotte in Burke Coun
ty Superior Court which opened
here this morning.
Clifton Dyers of Bowers, Gaston
I County Negro. 4s defendant In eight
' cases or 20 percent of the entire
I docket, seven of which are capital
' crimes arising from the "phantom
I burglar" robbery epidemic here ser
' era) weeks ago. Bowers is charge
I with burglarising five homes in Mor
ganton and two at Drexel.
Ashevllle, Dec. 12.?/The forest
fire situation was improved today
Is Western1 North Carolina as' fire
m -y-? wwa w wwwanvu V IQIHlU V gdllllll
Three flree in Burke end Ruth-erford
counties were reported under
control after ravaging shout 6,000
acres. Rains Sunday extinguished
several lesser biases.
Winston-Salem. Deb. 12? . Fred
. Bhamel grows big turnips. He exhl
( blted one today which was 21 ihch!
es In circumference and eras of the
I seven top variety.*.
ind the World
IN S. COBB
in the Teeth
4 S. COBB
estoh, South Carolina, to have some
>erator was cleansing a cavity with a
tM visited dentist of ktr own race
in* molar removed,
i the dentist
Bswetad. "Does jroo think I crave to
me in do dark?"
lea is' the one of the yeaac woman who
the agreed with the practitioner that it
beJfrMWfat the forceps hi to view she
i. ITSLdt his wom? ttifatiat im
id statka herself JuSt behia^where
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WlWn^ A ee% WV a "I vX<IW TIDn i?*Vvv
i aAdyoa jab that hatpin clear ap
litawly, wD epen^ her Borth^
hatf hU up the ousted tooth he
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tototf itoStoltdSni1!?1' ?uf?
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KINGS MOUNTAIN, N. C.
White Christmas At
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Sunday Evening. December 17th,
at 6:OU the Lutheran Church wtU
give its White Christmas Program.
All gifts will be used for the cause
designated, Uifts for the latwman
Home. The Orphan Home, and for
use in preparing Christmas Boxes
for local needy will be acceptable.
for which cause it shall be used.
Mats of articles desired have been
distributed. The public is cordially
invited to attend. The Children's
Christinas Program will be given
Sunday afternoon December 24th.
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H. T. Wright, 66, retired farmer,
died at 8:30 .o'clock this morning at
bis home in Oak Grove, suburban
community near Kings Mountain,
following a lingering illness of about
Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
Elisabeth Beam Wright, at home,
two sons, Marvin and William Wright,
both of Oak Grove, and two
datiflrhtera. Mr* Vl*?lnl? u?'i J
Oak Grove and Mrs. Martha Ledford
of Lincolnton. Also surviving
are a brother, David Wright of Oak
Grove, and two sisters. Mrs. W. A.
Seism of Patterson Grovt, another
Kings Mountain suburb, and Mrs.
Susanna Grigg of Orover. He leaves
18 grand children and three greatgrandchildren.
Funeral services are to be- conduc
ted at M>ng Creek Presbyterian
church at 2:30 this afternoon. Rev.
Luther Hawkins, pastor of Oak
Grove Ba>pti?t church, will be in
charge of the services and will be
assisted'by Rev. P. D. Patrick and
Rev. Coyd Hunter, both of Kings
Stores To Be
Open At Night
The stores of Kings Mountals will
begin next Monday, December 18th
staying open until 8;00 P. M. to
take care of holiday shopgors. Sev
eral merchants have asked The
Herald to announce to the good little
boys and girls of Kings Mountain
that the late opening makes It
possible for mothers and daddies to
contact Santa Claus when they are
at horns. *
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Christmas shopping has been very
brisk, So ftr'in Kings tfduntaln and
local men&aats are expecting a
record breaking volume of business
from now until the big day comes.
A Notary Public
Mrs. George Moss, Executive Secretary
of the Kings. Mountain Map
chants Association has received har
commission as a notary public, and
is now ready to notarise signatures
for all members without charge.
Non-members are invited to avail
themselves cjf Mrs. Moss' services
at a nominal charge.
The first notary work performed
by the Secretary was done for Mr,
Haywood E. Ltynch, of the Kings
Parking Area Improved
The parking area on both sides ol
the railroad tfacks in the heart oi
the business section, which has
greatly needed being Improved is a<
last being put In first clase condl
tlon. The space is being leveled and
8treet Commissioner, Tom Fulton
has personally supervised the work
snd driven the tractor.
The Herald wiehee to confrato
late tboee responsible tor thl? bl|
Improvement which will meea I
great deal to King* ^fountain ae a
Schools To Have Two
One ot the btggeet treat* for the
school born and girls at ChrlttaQaj
time !e the eseetlen thejr Nodn
from book* and studies, sojf tkia
gear the King* Mountain daQsti
will enjoy two full week*, sceordtni
to Snet B. N. Berne*. School closet
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THURSDAY, D?C. 14, 1M9. "
BANK TO PAY DIVIDENDS
B. B. Neill, cashier of the First
National Bank, U . happy to annooace
that aeml-annual dividends
will be mailed to stockholders, tomorrow,
Friday, Dec. ISth. The
semi-annual dividends which have
been declared twice each year for
the past "several years testify to
the soundness and financial ability
of Kings Mountain's strong bank.
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By WILL ROGERS
PEOPLE that live la apartments
i * have their own kind of troubles,
and they ain't much easier
troubles than anybody else has, (
reckon. You can sound-proof the
t buildincr all von want to hut that
don't ?3ways make any difference
with the noise. Some noises are so
peculiar -that nobody has ever
found oat how to make a proof for
Well, there was a gay in New
York that lived in an apartment,
and he and his family just oouldn't
sleep for all the noise above them.
But this man Jones had a wife,
Mrs. Jones, she was called, that
played bridge with the lady up on
the next floor, who was Mrs.
' Brown. So the Joneses didn't dare
to complain to the landlord about the
noise in the Browns' apartment,
because then Mrs. Brown wouldn't
Jive much of a prise when Mrs.
ones played bridge at her place.
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let of talk about this an4. that,
aha while the men were sparring
amend to And out how mueh incoap
each one of than made, it
seeps out that Brewa whs a general
manager ef a drees. .
"Yes," says Bmwn, "I get an
1 act for next summer that will
kneek 'em sold. TfWehve dophanta
trained to danss tho Odsrtastoa
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> 7'0h. year says Jonea, "I kiada
t gumnad that."
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MEN'S CLUB MEETS
The Men's Club will meet this
evening in the Woman's Club build
in* at 6:30 P. M. The program coin j
mtttee for the evening will bo D. M.
Bridges, A. H. Patterson, J. L. McGill
and Harold Crawford.
8MALL FIRE TUESDAY
Firemen were called out Tuesday
about noon to extinguish a fire at
the home of Zeb Kennedy on Ridge
Street. Very 81ight damage was
done from the blase on the roof.
Tne lire caught rrom a spark on the
wood atatogle roof.
The houae is owned by Tom Mo
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WHICH WkusncAitv /??ftJAUtATCS
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Special proceedings were 'nslltuted
in Cleveland oountv <iim??rinr
cout Saturday by four persons who j
seek to collect damages from the '
Town of Kings Mountain and the'
state highway and public works1
qammlaslon. Damages are sought
In connection with the new overhead
(bridge and its approaches
built here several months ago. The |
plaintiffs. Mr. and Mrs. 3. E. Herndon
and Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Sum-;
mers. allege property of theirs was
Procedure In a special proceeding
is for a commission to be appointed
to determine amount of the damages
and seek to obtain agreement
among all parties concerned.
The town of Kings Mountain before
construction gave the state
commission a bond absolving the
state ' body of blame for possible
damages up to 115,000.
DIES IN CALIF.
Hollywood, pec 12.?Douglas Fail
hanks Sr.. who leaped to film fame
with bis spectacular acrobatics,
died In bed today of a heart attack
He was 56 years of age.
The dashing Don Juan, for 16
years the ranking male star of pic
tares, succumlbed after a day's Illness
at his beach home in nearby
At hft bedside were his widow:
the former Lady Sylvia Ashley, and
his brother, Robedt. His son, Doug
las. Ja., was called a few minutes
before Fairbanks died at l a. m. but
had not reached the home.
Fairbanks' career In films started
In 1914 when he joined the Old Triangle
company after achieving sue
cess on the stage in the east.
U. 8. VOLUNTEER8
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Washington, Dec. 12.?Thousands
of Americans who want to onlist in
Europe's warring armies are getting
a polite "no thank you" from
A canvass of embassies showed
today that many Americans hav?
offered to fight for Great Britain.
ranee, Oermamy, Finland and Poland.
Russian embassy official*
Most of the diplomats celled at
tentlon to 1917 statute forbidding
American* from serving In a foreign
army and said they were doing
nothing which rol^ht bring about
violations. There hare been no pro*
ecatlona of Americana who fought
In the Spanish Civil War. however.
Raleigh, Dec. 12.?Governor Hoey
predicted yesterday that there
wo* 14 be no diversion of biahwar
1*011 d* daring fib* J hdmiolet rat ion
ML ftM. Jt WCjJd be poaelble ioi>t
e**MtfUla] allotment #rojfn ; the
hlghqray earplug for1 additional road
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To Mail Early
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Postmaster W. K. Hlakely issued,
an appeal to Christmas Shopi>crs to
do their holiday mailing early. Our
Ing the holidays the mail .ucrcasee
approximately ^oo percent, it Is an
Increase within a day or so.
The pos toff ice urged careful wrap
plug, with due euro being given it*
fragile or perishable articles. Addresses
should be complete wltts
house number and name on street,
postoffice box, or rural. route number.
Postmaster Blakely said the fob
lowing rates would 'be effective tor
Christmas cards: -unsealed 1 l-2c;
sealed for local delivery 2c; and out
of town delivery 3c. Mr. Blakely
recommended mailing cards first
cass as they can be forw-a'rded or
returned to the sender without extra
charge and second class card* '
State Safety Officials
Mr. Albert Btnnton and Mrs. Bt
P. Flyttae, of the State Highway
Safety (Division recently delivered m
series of talks for Education of
Safety in the State in the four
schools. ot Kings Mountain tnd
Park Grace and Bethwarp Th?
speakers were introduced by Mm
E. \V. Griffin, who is serving hoe
fourth year as State Chi / man of
: the Safety Division of the. North
Carolina Federation of Woman'*
Mrs. Griffin has been very actlvs
and has accomplished very much is.
the' state along the lines of safety
in both the home and on the high?
way, as will be manifested by her
continued re-election to this important
state office. .
MILL MAY BE RESUMED
AT LINCOLNTON SOON "
Ltincolnton, Dec. 12.?-Rumor*
that could not be confirmed are tothe
effect that, a corporation whs
i'will operate Wampum Spinning'
mill and that the total spindles wit
be 15,000. Mr. W. F. Kihcaid, Jr..
"?u "? i"t> miii iiruperiy in niM,
could not be reached tor a ~statement,
but others considered Id (ha
know admitted that negotiations
had been under way for several
days regarding the operation, of th?
plant and that formal announcement
was expected to be msls
The new mill, it was said heestoday
would employ around 16#
people of plans materialise.
Cotton Climbs To
New York, Dec. 12.?Cotton cllsa#
ed to a. peak ps a "war baby" today.
reaching the highest prices
in several years in domestic an#
.In the New York cotton exchaagscon
tracts at one time reached levels
91 a bale orer (previqfub closings,
making the best marks since mitt
1937. Since Just before the war
price has worked up 2 cents a tta
or 910 a bale.
War demand, shipping difficulties
end .soarlnir forolcn tnarketn
combined to breathe new lire Into
the market for the staple after Sexeral
yea^ of depressed inaction <nt
der the burden excessive supplies..
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(Opinions Expressed in This Columo
Are Not Necessarily the Views ef
A mass . of legislative problems in.
building up for the regular session
of Congress convening In leas than,
s month, and one of the most tress,
blebonte la the rederai farm fern
Washington privately finds tSat
tbs present bodge podge of arth
erosion, crop insurance,, export aula
sidy, production control, and so ass
and on, Is not satisfactory. The mmfor
reason, Is that the present plMO
doesn't allow enough Id Shay for anfc
Wars, w rough ta. Just stun?1?
floods, and the like don't seem am
pay puch attention to lawn, thsnh
the time the program begins morning
smoothly, one of these, or aenan .
similar factor, opaots things. Mm*
and nor* Washington la be?1nnft*a
to wonder whether the r**| ttaa
ble no wten'n - "contraum* ? ?*n.
much control of too aagnp diMh. *'?
(Cont'd on bnek pete)
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