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Augusta, On., Dec. 19.?Five chil
dren, all boys, were misslug and br
lldVAlt hlirnAH in rlnaih and ?? ? Aih
era were seriously Injured la au
early morning fire today at the
State School for Mental Detectives
IJcut. J. C, Brown of the Augusta
Fire Department said five of the 24
Inmates In one of the dormitories
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Washington, (Dec. 19.?The 460,000
pension rotes rolled up last
month in Ohio furnish a patent clue
to the form which a lot of political
promises will take next year.
Half a million votes in an offyear
election are not to bet overlook
?d. Any Issue that can pull that
many persons to the polls can command
the respect of politicians. The
total represent 10,000 more votes
that Charles Sawyer got In Ohio in
1030 to*,win the Democratic gubernatorial
Philadelphia, Dec. 19|?A newspaV?r
puzzle contest returned d mur der
charge instead ot a prize award
today for a 36 year old mother, who
Detective Captain James Ryan said
confessed suffocating her 20 month
old son, sawing up his body and hid
Ing the torso, wrapped in the news
paper, near a cemetery.
Kansas eity. Dec. 19.?George
Hamsey. 27, taking his bride of four
months to visit relatives, was hammered
and kicked to death during a
BtcJpoveT (between trains. His body
was found yesterday in suburban In
dependence. He had not been robbed.
The bride, 23. was located hours
later at the home of her mother
In Evansville, Ind. She told authorities
that hre husband had left Union
Station for a iwalk shortly after
their; arrival from Olney, 111., where
ttp was a pipe titter.
< ?t Paul, Minn., Dec. 19.?Its only
eight days to ChrUtmas but scores
oC Mi an e ao tan a golfed over the
week cad in the mildest December
weather tn 180 years of records.
Temperatures hovered near the
^0-degree mark In a land that .usual
ly 4s blanketed with snow. The only
eamr dfels season was a light fan
way Ibaok In October.
Duncan MaoRs#. veteran River tear
golf pro, blinked his eyes at
the weather and a crowded golf
course but he said the i payoff was
yesterday .when a couple of enthusiasts
insisted upon scheduling les
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Mew York, Dec 19.?Docketing
lor trial today of three man on extortion
charges revealed the., hot
tltnsr op ?y police or a tar-nuns
'blackmail ripe alleged to hare extorted
91.000.000 In two yeara from
bond reds of. socially prominent rlc
Police, working in closeat secrecj
tor psare than a year, had their ef
fort* crowned by Indictment o
more thap 90 persons, of whom 2'
bare been arretted. Many of thesi
bare' plead guilty.
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What the Def
A DARKY wu up for pleading d
log been indicted, he was am
against him was called. It then d<
-Why have yon engaged no at
p.- i. fudre on the bfinch# . "A*v.
i v^Jedge," said the defendant, '
<m lawyers. De tell me lawyers ii
-Well,- inquired His Honor, "1
the trial of your case? The proa
to go ahead aad impanel a Jury an
i But the court explained that
h about the room and Us eye fell ui
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d Brief Form
I ?State .New*?
j Albemarle, Dee. 19.?Alter sticki'
in>; heroically to the wheel of a wild
gasoline tank truck its drive
shaft broken and Its air brakes shot
i| to pieces as it , plunged down a two
i and a'half milo. htll at a speed . of
ljm |T .
: .'Oe E'es stood by and watched the
daucerouNly-leaklug tanker break.
J loose front a wrecker' . and crash
throui; the show window of an A
and P store here.
1 Florence, S.' C., Dec. 19.?Stabbed
( Thursday night at a filling station
: Coleman Turner, 21 year old youth
: oi the Evergreen section, died here
yesterday in a hospital. His . brother.
J. I'. Tnrnpr 17_ in hftlnc Hptain. I
[ ed pending an inquest.
I San ford, Dec. 19.?Beginning yea
J terday and continuing today, "Hos'
pital Day" fa being observed in Lee
! County. At this time the cltizons ot
(Sanford and of Lee County are requested
to mae donations to the'
Leo County Hospital.
Manteo, Dec. 19.?The simple lay
f inx of a wreath at the base of (he
| Wright Memorial pylon while a
; squadron of planes passed overhead
, commemorated yesterday the 36th
anniversary of man's frist airplane
| The ceremony was held at Kill
Dovll Hill from which the Dayton,
O., bicycle makers, Wilburn and Or!
vllle, on Dec. 17, 1903. rocked creak
I ily into the air In their aoy-llke
' crate on runners.
There were no speeches, '?s has
bepn the custom since 1928, when a
crowd gathered for the laying of the
cornerstone of the great -granite
j pylon. The annual celebration is
ttponsored by the Kill Devil Hill Memorial
Fayetteville. Dec. 19.?John Albert
Marsh, 66 year old IVPA. worker,
died at Fort Bragg post hospital
today attar being struck last night
by an automobile on U. S. Highway
24 near the poet. Coroner W. C. Davis
said Alec Brunson, a negro hotel
porter, was the driver of the machine.
Large Passenger Plane
Attempts To Land Here
The crack 21-passenger liner of
the Eastern Atr Lines attempted to
land here. In the field near the Kings
Mountain tee and Coal Co. daring a
recent electrical and wind storm at
' night. M*. Earl MOOUl, night employee
of the Ice plant noticed the
ship circling the field with tta land'
lng lights on. Mr. McOUl qulcklv
' turned on-all outside lights to aid
the distressed piano.
: Mr. Harold Hunnlcutt, local aviator.
In discussing the attempted
i landing said the pilot evidently
found the field too small and continned
south.. Several Kings Mounr
tain citizens heard the plane flying
- low and feared for lie safety,
f Tbe plane la one of the best (hat
I passe* over Kings Mountain. It
b files from Now York to Mexico City
via New Orleans.
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md the World
[N s. COBB
? a????we? as m i? <m m . %
A S. COBB
own south for a serious crime. HavJgned
before the court and the case
rveloped that he had no counsel.torney
to defend you?" inquired the
"1 ain't sot no money to be was tin'
Wnd of costive."
?hat do yon propose to do then about
Mating attorney tells me he's ready
d present the evidence."
so far es I is concerned, you can
; this wodld hardly do. He glanced
Mm two striplings, newly admitted to
least experienced members of the bar.
dir. Smith," he said, indicating the
ot dsee yere-lawyers for a good
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KINGS MOUNTAIN. N. C. 1
W. W. Souther, local Jeweler, la
praising the Western Union, Southem
Hallway and I'oal Oifiee <or the
prompt service he received luBt
week. It happened this waj. a customer
caine Into the store Saturday
to purchase a Christmas gift he had
been admiring- only to find that the
Item had been sold... Mr.' Soutucr
told the customer he thought ' he
could get another In time for
'ft"mllie'rlied the wire at 1:33 P. M.
Saturday and it was sent four minutes
later. Thee reply telegram from
t'hiladelphia was filed and 2:23 and
received in Kings Mountain at 2:33
P. M. just a little more than one
hour from the time the item was ordered.
The next day Sunday at 2:25 P.
M. the gift waa delivered via Southbin
i tan way and special Delivery In
In just exactly 24 hours and 62
minutes from the -time the present
waa ordered It was delivered In
Kings Mtountaln from Philadelphia,
at a distance of 546 miles. The total
cost tor telegram and delivery was
from a grass (Ire that had beei
started by one of the employees
The rack of lumber was destroyed
but the (Ire was kept from spread
Warning To The
Mrs. George Moss, secretary c
the Kings Mountain Merchants Ai
soclatlon, issues, the following wan
ing to the public regarding counts
felt $20 tills that are in clrculatlo
In thiB part of the state:
:: A Federal Reserve note On th
, Federal Reserve Dank of Clevelan
' Ohio, bearing a green seal ao
; green serial numbers, with a po
trait of Andrew Jackson. On - ti
counterfeit in the lower right har
corner of the bill's face, there a
pears the letter 'K' followed by
small number '63.'
This Is a very deceptive counU
felt bill and is being passed In lan
quantities in North Carolina. It's
B-. ' ~? ,1 Tir.lt. T U.SI. a.m.
| prwiuw 01 mt? vvaus-uuDug ?jut
cate broken up In 1935.
Kings Mountain Drug
Contestants Asked To
Report Friday A. M.
All contestants who have lak
part In the Kings Mountain Dr
Co. contest are asked to be prese
In the etore Friday morning at 10:
A. M. for the aWaf-dlng of the prli
Mr. Don Blanton stated that atx
50 boys and girls have parttclpat
In the contest, and the 16 wlnn<
will be announced Friday and 1
prises given out. All boye and gl
are reminded to be present.
Lions Will Not Meet
The regular meeting of the Idc
Club acheduled for tpnlght has bt
postponed, do* to the fact that (
toraa bra rematntng open, many
tb? member* wonld be unable to
lead. Ttoe directors felt It advlna
to have the meeting at a later da
11 meadbera win u notified as
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only 88 cents.
Stag Club Ball Next
tHenry Cathey and hlr, orchestra
have 'been signed (or the second anneal
Stag Club anniversary ball,
scheduled for Wednesday night, lie
cember 27, at the Woman'a -Club
Cathey's band, a 10-piecc outfit,
features vocal numbers, novelties
and well-balanced swing music. Many
of the members. were playing
last year as the Tar Heelians, the
band which furnished the music for
the'Stag Club ball of last year.
Cathey's orchestra has headquar
lers in Gastonia and has played to
I many icties of North and South
Carolina. The script is $1.00.
Advertisements for the dance lis!
.the time as 9:30 til?
Before the dauce, members of th?
Ciub aud ex-members, those wh<
have left the ranks "by marriage.'
will celebrate the club's second an
nlvnrsary at a formal banquet a
the Mountain View House. The pro
gram beiug planned, includes a re
view of the Club's history. The nev
slate of officers will be announced.
Small Fire Monday
Firemen were called but Monda;
afternoon about 3:30 to the Elme
Lumber Co. to extinguish a fire fa
. * nil a of Inmihpr Tho lumhor eanelt
HUR8DAY, OEC. 21, 1939
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THE LETT ER
. , UHXHOWN IN OTHCR t
HAVE LIBERTIES Thai are t
AMEMCAN.THIS iS ONE ItaiJ
Kings Mountain !
To Have Merry
Citizens of Kings Mountain, the '
Best Town In The State, are look'
ing forward to one of the merriest
' Chrlstmases in several years, when
the big day arrives next Monday.
, Merchants report that holiday buyi
ing has been heavier this year than
i in the several previous years.
Kings Mountain has been neautlI
fully decorated and the holiday at-!
mospliere Is very much .in evidence
| here. College boys ana girls ate al
ready home, to gladden the firesides
I of their mothers and fathers.
1 All the little hoys and girls can
? hardly wait until that Jolly old man
I n?i- am
j u viii mic avuu r vie 11113 meir I
stocking, on Christmas Eve.
Arrangements have been made to
take care of the needy families including
the little folks. The ehurcnf
es -with their lists and the Firemen
r assisted by the Lions and Junior
1 Woman's Clubs will make many a
1 little heart thrill with Joy on that
1 glorious day.
I, So with it all Ktags Mountain will.
[. have a Merry Christmas. (
The Kings Mountain merchants
and business houses will be closed
all day Monday. The Town Hall
will be closed both Monday and
.-Mr. Charlie Cash will entertain
R' all the boys and girls under 12
*' years old at a free show at the Dlx
r le Theatre, to make the morning a
n real joyous occasion for the little
folks. v., / ...
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* Will Rogers'
* Humorous Stor/
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By WILL ROGEttK
11* rpj'|,;Y got ao i?win electric stuff
A In the modern houses now that
Mfe 1b a lot easier to live. Ail the
ork just does itself by electricity,
! end then hare's the redio. But i
heard about a guy that had n gen|
eral short-circuit in Ids house cot
long ago. He'd been entertaining
some folks, but they'd all gone to
int if 1
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ed sleep on their chair* after tha third
>n> cocktail, and the boat woke up when
, ho heard an awful noise. Ha ran
, out !n tha street and hoUw.ed for
"Say, officer," he says, "coma up
to my apartment Quick I They s
something wrong with tha wires
ar the static or something 1"
"How do you know?"
"Well, tha vacuum sweeper la going
around tha Using room ringing
ins alto, and tha radio la all ru0 hot
?o vA top and tha refrigerator has
lie burned ap tha meat in It Tha aaw>
or lag maehiaa la telling a bedtime
to Amsdma Mm Man Im,
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Chief Warns Fire '
C'raeker Shooters i
Chief of Police Jimmy Burus has i
isked The -Herald to notify ycrsous 1
[hat it Is a violation of the law to
shoot firecrackers In the business
section, :or the fire zone. Chief
Burns says if people hava^to cele-;
urate Christinas hy shooting fire-1
crackers to explode them on their
Shooting firecrackers is a very
dangerous business and every precaution
should bo taken to prevent
serious injury 10 some inuuceui per- ^
So the beat advice is . not . to
slioot fireworks, but if you Just
have to explode some anyway, to do
It on your own property and then
be very careful.
Oil Ship Flees Into
U. S. Waters
Fort Lauderdale. Fla., Dec. 19.^?
Coast guard headquarters reported
an oil freighter, believed to be Gorman,
was entering the harbor at
Port Everglades apparently with a
Prlilsb cruiser in pursuit.
Lt. J. W. Malln,. executive officer
of the coast guard base, said he baa
Wept the two vessels under observation
Shortly afternoon he left In a
coast guard boat to establWn their
/The ofl freighter, whose name was
not visible, was seen to break out
Its quarantine flag as It approached
To Present Pageant
"The VUlt Of The Wine Men." a
Christmas pageant will be presented
by children of the Sunday School
of Central Methodist Church, on
Friday evening at 7:00 o'clock. The
pageant will be given under the direction
of Mrs. L. D. Shuford and
1 Mrs. W. H. Howard and will be in
oonmedtt^a with the r^prular treat
for the children.
Gantts To Have
Mr. and Mrs. Max Gantt who have
beautifully decorated their home on
North Ptedmc^uj iWetmue are cele4
brating the holidays , by the reading
of Scripture an;} poems and the
nirseing of Christmas Carols. The
celebrations began laat night. Wednesday,
and will continue through
the rest of this week, each night
from eight to nine o'clock. The pub>
lie la cordially invited by the Gantts
to be present for the exercises.
ILL IN WINSTON-SALEM
Friends of Mrs. R. L. Mauney of
Ktnes Mountain, will regret to krtow
that she ts a patient in the Baptist
Hospital, Winston-Salem, where she
Is being treated for Influenza. Mrs
Mauney was called to Winston-Sal
em recently on account of the ill
neas of her daughter. Mrs. Garland
Still, who is also a patient In th?
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Washington, Dec. 19.?The Moid1
security board said today that rg
norts from 110 urban areas shews*
it aecrmi ot * pereeui in luc uuui
hor of c*#?? tocelvbif poinl roll?
from public fund* from October ti
NoT?rab#r. Th? amowtt of obltM'ton#
Inoormd troppod l?u ttun
Read The Herald
And ' T
Buy At Home (
FIVE CENTS PER COPY
toy Kills Father
Lo>d riow.TT."*^l,"tT!ot unl killed
is 4S,ycar-old father, Will T. Howil,
at the' home near Archdule aoui
1:V9 A. M. Monday morning,
he shooting climaxed domestic dlf
cuity- between the tatlier and thn
ouug' man, sdioriff Clino stated.
Accord lug io reports, the younger
veiling ufter having lived apart
om his family since. May when his
ttlicr reportedly "ran him off."
Tail' youth was ia bed in a room
l the Howell faint house between
rover and Kings Mountain when
Is father came home about 1 a. m.
ud enterod by the way of the back
oor. officers reported. Mr. Howell
rent to the front room in which his
on slept, asked him why he was
he -e-and 'h?n went to the room
vhere his wife and several children
Boyii Howell said that he heard
alking from Ike room which in?
Licuieu his lain or, whom officers ro
torted had Leea drinking, and tnwher
were having an argument. H?
.aid he obtained a pistol which wan
wider his pillow and went to thd
oom to find his father attempting
iu gei j?vrs. nvweu id go 10 snoiasi;
icom against her will. He said he
pointed the pistol at his father and
told him to leave the room and stop
trying to get hie mother to go, with
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When Mr. Howell saw the pistol,
young Howell stated, he remarked;
"So you have a gun ? well, I'll get
mine too." When the father went
to another room and started toward
a shotgun, tho son' told him not to
get the gut- the latter told officers.
He added that he shot once to tho
right of his father "10 scare him.
and that when "his father started to
pick up the weapon, he fired at him
toppling him to the floor. H i died
within a faw minutes.
Sherif Raymond Cllne, called to
Investigate the occurrence, brought
young Howell, who had been working
at a mill in Grover and living
not far from his father, to the Cteve
land county jail.
Mr. Howell was a carpenter t>y .
trade, but had been living on the
farm. He Is survived by hia widow
rind nine children, seven of whom
live at home. .
The funeral was held at Bethlehem
Baptist church nt 3 o'clock
Ttteesday afternoon, with the RevCarl
Mauney, of SbeBby, officiating.
Survivors are hie widow, the former
Sarah Dixon; nine children,
James. Boyd. Robert. Mabel, Cathe*
ine, Roy. Grace, Ray and Bottle?
two siBtere Mrs. Grady Dixon of
Klnxs Mountain, and Mrs. Booth
White of Newton; one brother,
j George Howell, of Gastonta.
Young Howell was allowed to fS
I tend the funeral In custody of Shet^
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LOCAL RED CROSS
TO AIO FINLANO 1
Mrs. R*j*h Gamble, Executive Be*
rotary of the Red Cross, asked Thw
Herald to announce that boxes will
be nlared In the First National Baik
miu aryerui Biarwi, WD rft ftnyOpt
'leetrlne to contribute to the fund to
aid Finland may de so. Finland, tha
only country to pay her war defcrtn
In being Invaded by Russia, and had
the sympathy of the entire worjd.
funds raised by the Red Crata
will not be spent for army or at?y
use but will be used to relieve suffering
among the civilians. '
by JambS Preston
(Opinions Expressed in This Column
Are Not Necessarily the Views of
his Newspaoer 1
Washington la beginning to realize
that a growing proportion of
the nation looks to business and In,
dustry rattier than government par
, ternalism for leadei^lp out of depression
Hence Washington 'eyes opened to
1 rend and ears perked up to listen to
discussions of puggestiops made by
the Congress of. America*. Industry.
I for these recommendations of steps
, to Improve business odjhe from see
eral thousand eortoua-tafgfcled manufacturers
Thankful that Ifctiitortei ihas escao
ed war, tbep* n*d#|jfacturers thta
year did apt lliattffbilr big annual
I convention to a a^Tfo dlacusalon ot
; problems within JfkMr own fieM. InJ
atead,, they looked at America ownpared
it with the net ot tho world
r and tried to ttad;^ *h?* Arnertom
, baa, how H got K, and Whr it set*
. keep It in the fature?
1 They talked freedom against din sum ? a
(Cont'd en back DM*)