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VOL. 29 NO. 11.
State And N<
~ Condensed In
?State News? I
'ehevllle, Mar. 19.?Reuben Fran-!
< Is I>ee, former sheriff of Buncombe ' <
<oimty and former chief of police , i
here, died vMt?rdiv ?f??r ? -
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Charlotte, $lar. 19.?A meeting ot
t'arclinas members of tbe National
Association of Manufacturers here
tomorrow will b$ addressed by Wal
ter E. tVelsenburger, executive
vice president of 'he association.
More than 600 manufacturers in
*.be two states have been Invited to
ttoe luncheon meeting.
ruielgh, Mar. 191?The new AAA
ruling which allows farmers to clit'
their 1940 acreage allotment as
much as one-half without affecting
future cjuotas will' receive a favorable
response In North Curolina, E.
fc Y. Floyd. of State College, predlctI'
a.',. Because of the present tobacco
sun lus and prospects for relatively
low prices this fall, a large number
of growers asked the Triple -A to I
allow them to cut their acreage and
K; protect their individual allotments
I; at the same time. "
p' Black Moifutaln, Mar. ID.?Black 1
Mountain Inn. one of the oldest ho- 1
. tela of this Summer resort town, J
burned to the ground today.
The widely-known ihorttleliy, a r
three-story frame building with a- 1
bout 36 robms, was consumed with- '
in lees than 30 minutes. The dam
age was estimated at 15,000, part
of which was covered by Insurance. 1
Because of the location of the inn a
P atop a rise about a mile and a half 1
south of the town proper, the flam- B
es were visible for a distance of 6 *
miles. It was believed that the build f
tng caught tire from burning leaves.
Lamisburg, Mar. 19.?Scores of V
persons today watched two Negro- a
ea, Joe Allen antT Blair 'Wilson, res- t
cue Mrs. Bennie Oupton, 33, from
the Tar River. Officers said the wo t
man apparently Jumped in the a
stream near the municipal dam. f
Services At Presbyterian I
Church This Week 2
The Evangelistic Services being
held each evening at 7:30 o'clock at
the Presbyterian Church will contin- a
ue throughout the week except on 8
Saturday night. The pastpr of the j
CSturcta Rev. P. D. Patrick is bring- '
ing the messages. This meeting is a "
simultaneous meeting with other
Presbyterian churches in the South. r
The special Evangelistic Crusade c
reaches it climax this week.
4. special invitation la extended to c
hi) friends to attend each evening. ]
- arih member of the church is urged 1
to ha present for tba services for the 1
rest dt the week through Sunday '
AKK HOLIDAY MONDAY \
Skater Monday has been deotared a 1
k Bank Holiday according to B. 8. Neill
v the local Pi ret National Bank, thus c
,k?jNLbenk>will be closed on Monday, J
I with mviN
V By IRV1N i
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AN Irishman, stranded at Southern
** bound for American ports, hopina
w 1. La IIMOJ TLrt aleiMnow ?'
iM aim. wucre uc uitu. ? hv ? "i"t~ " ?I
??old produce a written recommend*
good character. The applkeat hunt'
keeper who wrote the required papei
thla, he temporarily wee enrolled ea
Joit u the craft was preparing
aelf before the master asking for a p
short-handed and time preseed, thii
formality which had marked the emp
Two days out from port the Ir
scrubbing decks, each equipped with
head tea on. Suddenly n big comber
Irishman was buffeted about and slai
however, to his broom and bucket; I
Re was carried overboard and ranis)
Dripping, the survivor mads his e
" Curtate l^Sy, Cap tain I" he es
"You remimber that dam Brittst
-eaoes? f/M, he's gone off aad tool
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i Brief" Form
New York Mar. 19.?A murder-toJider
combine - which killed by * cou
tract (or "big shot" racketeers wan
mid today by a Brooklyn proseouleast
a dosen ? poealbly 20?gangland
Brooklyn District Attorney Wil
Ham F- O'Dwyer said 10 men were
under arrest In conhectlon wth the
:rlmes. He said the gang was Impll*.
;ated In' seven murders and two attempted
slayings In Brooklyn. and
hree killings in Sullivan county in
jp-tate New York.
Hollywood, Mar. 19.?Irving Count,
'.17 year old motion picture ator,
was arrested today by sheriffs
leputles on telegraphic information
ro mNe wYork. which described
tint as wanted for first degree murlor.
Deputy Sheriff P. M. Kunou said
to was informed by telephone that
,'ohcn was wanted In connection
vlth an investigation by District
attorney William F. O-Dwyer ot
V. . -' - .-Cjl
Washngton, Mar. 19.?Because of
i- promise to the late Senator Bo-J
all, Senator Brown, Democrat,
Michigan, may try to attach an anendinent
wiping out tax exempIons
on Federal and State bonds to
he bill continuing the reclprlcal
rade program. "I told Senator Bosh,"
Brown said, "that I would not
tass up an opportunity to get rlr of
Washington. Mar. ID.?Fatalities
n highway railroad grade crossing
iccldents totaled 1,398 last year, the
Iseoolation of American Railroads
innounced today. This was a dnTease
of 119 from 1938 aud 477
Tokyo. M?r. 19.?Lionel, Jananae
news agency, today reported the
tmerican freighter Cripple Creek
ground off the port of Yokosuka on
he'Japanese Southern coast.
The ship, carrying scrap iron
rom 8ah Pedro. Calif., was not dam
iged and was expected to he reloated
at high tide.
region To Celebrate
Mrs| Wetver Mann,, State Presllent
of the American Legion Auxiliry
of North Carolina, will be guest
peaker at a Joint supper meeting of
he local American Legion and Auxliary
members Tuesday night, March
Mr. Dave Hall of Belmont, promttent
in State and National Legion clr
dee, and other prominent out-ofown
Legionnaires, have been Invited
tod are expected to take part In the
>rogram celebrating the American
region's twenty-first birthday. Musk
rill be furnished by the Qaaus quarot
of Shelby. This quartet Is wellmown
tor ability- as vocalists and.
astrnmentallats. The supper commit
ee reports that a complete program
1 as been arranged and that all Legionnaires,
their wives and Auxiliary
nembera are expected to attend.
Mr. P. O. Ratterree le commander
i the local Legion Poet, end lira. J.
I Ware president of th* local Aux.
llary unit '
A die World
f S. COBB
pton, applied for a job on a ship
; to work his passage back to New
freed to sign him on provided he
tion testifying to his honesty and
ad op an obliging boarding-house"
r for him and, on the strength of
one of the ship's company,
to sail, a Britisher presented hiralace
in the crew. As the ship waa
i man was aoeentod without the
toying of the first green hand,
iahman and the English man were
a pall and s swab. There was a
broke over the bow. The drenched
nmed against a mil, still clinging,
mt his fellow-worker flared worse.
ray to the bridge where the skipper
ler Ma took on without any referi
see of yoer buckets with him."
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Jf ... ; , .. R8DAY,
MARCH 21. 1940
fo Speak At
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N. C. THU
Student Body Officers J
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Bw* JH 1
BOBBY HORO Bf
President Student Body
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BETTY LEE NEISLER
Vice-President Student Body
FAYE MOSS (l
Secretary Student Body ^
Organization In Kings
Mountain High School ot
Ttie student Participation Organisation
of the Kings Mountain High si
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cere Bobby Hord, President; Betty
Lee Nelsler,' Vlee-PresMsmt; Fays
Mom, Secretary. These officers will
be formally Installed at a meeting ?
ot the student body Tuesday mors*
tag. March M. "
The home rooms and organise*
tlona In school have chosen the fol*
lowing as the members ot Ute etu* '*
dent. council: . Vera .Sargpant,. Bob
Allran. Roy SmtUh, Doris White. tei
Harrel Bsrp Virginia RoberU,
EVolse Randall. Wilms Bobbitt. Do* 1
rls Bennett, Olee Bridges, Betty
Ware, Violet Laughter Jones Fortune,
Carolyn Prince, Bill Gantt,
Eollne Keeter, Ladd Hamrlck.
The standing committees of the
Council and their chairman are: )
Citizenship. Betty Lee Nelsler; Civic
Improvement, Violet Laughter;
Athletic, Bill Gantt; Publicity, Boline
Keeter; Aesembly Programs,
Ladd Hamrlck; Hospitality. Vera
Sargeant; Lost, and Pound, Doris
White; and Election. Carolyn
The purpose of this organization
la to cooperate with the school ad- i
ministration In accepting a measure
ot responsibility for the success of
the school; to create and maintain
high standards of citizenship and
scholarship; to further interest In
fill ra/wwrnUaJ oaKaaI . ? ? *
? ? owquiku wuvui ?K>vI* UlCfl , ouu
to provide opportunity for students
to inlttate and promote activities
which thoy doom worthy.
Khranfe To Meet
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The newly-formed Kiwanla Club
will meet in regular session with
the Klwania Club' of Rutherfordtoa
tonight at 6: AO. at tho Woman's
Club. here. After a turkey dinner
the regular business session of the
Club will be held. Nothing could be
learned from . She Rutherfordtoa*
club relative to the program, but U
was said that they will bring a
speaker with them.
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E. C. Cooper. President of the
iittK-rau beiutnaiy, Columbia, S. C.
Ill apeak at the annual community
aster service which Is to be held
,e Ctntral High 8chool?Yrhe High
rho.il lund and Glee Club will con
fbuto sacred music for the, occas*
a, and the program will be direcd.
by Itev. I*. D. Patrick. The scree
a ill be held on the high school
wn If weather- permits, but will bo
ken indoors if necessary.
The program follows:
Special Music: The High School
Hymn: "Holy, Holy. Holy"!
Scripture lesson, by Rev. R. N.
ilrd. I). r>.
Prayer t>y Rev. S. W. Johnson.
Special Music: The High School
Hymn: , "Christ Is Risen."
The Easter Message by the Rev
C. Cooper. Ph. D.
Hymn: "All Hail the Itower of
sus Name'" *
The benediction by Rev. A. G.
Meant. . .
The service is sponsored by the
lurches of the community end is
Etnned by the Kincs Mountain Mln.
t rs' Association. The public is luted
chool Holiday Friday
]B? N. Barnes, superintendent of
ngp Mountain schools, auaounced
sterday after^xm that the school
lldren of Kings Mountain would
i given a two-day Easter holiday
is Friday, Good Friday,, and E5ast
Monday. East School, however
111 not give a holiday, said Supt.
rrnes. at their own request;
The EJast Schoolers asked that
hool go on as usual there, in ori'r
to mal:c up the time that was
st when, school was suspended due
**botler explosion some weeks
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aster Seals On Sale
The sale of Elaster Seals, :he proeds
from which will go toward the
slstance of crippled children, are
?w on sale in Kings Mountain. Mrs.
jth Gamble is In charge of the sale.
These seals are sold annually llirou,
lout the United States at Eaate^
tne, by the National Society fop
ippled Children. Incorporated. CUE
ns are asked to purchase and use !
e seals on the backs of envelopes'^
id on stationery, to keep alive pub-*
: interest in a great cause.
The seals sell for fl.00 per sheet
100, but can be bought in larger
oly Week Services
Services at the Lutheran Church
ntlnue tonight (Thursday) and
morrow at 7:30. The Sacrament
the Lord's Supper will be admintered'
tonight. Sermons for the enre
week are being based on the
>rdi of Jesus from the Cross. The
>od Friday Service will be at 7:80
| M. The publis is Invited to atod
Humorous Story J
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By WILL ROGERS
TN SOME towns ths ladies take
1 thsir chow doga along when
they go to ths grocery store. If s
grocer has got to sell to these Is- j
dies to make a living, he better not
get too fresh about ordering the
dogs out, end he don't.
But one grocer In Chicago was
pretty lhad when he said to a lady,
"Say, lady, do you know that your
dog ata five of my best sggs ?"
nAre you sura they aha your beet
"Right hi from the country, and
not storage staff?"
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(it tho hifh.tt print fort"
"Oh. wdU thon I (MM ifa oil
right," oho njri. "1 wu going to
*y (hot If H ww oomo of thorn
torogo Ogga yon loft lying oroond
for Cotooy to cot W haw t* do
Mndklmboat It Bat yoar boot
orgs nro protty frooK, osd Tm oar*.
Sty won't hart hit Mttlo tamwyr
.1. wh'M1 ,>^wa
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To Preach Here j
REV. CHARLES P. BOWLES
of Belmont Main Street Methodist _
Church who wilt preach In a series
of services at Central Methodist, beginning
Revival At Central
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Methodist Church F
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ltev. Cliarles P. Bowles. Daslor of M
Main Street Methodist Church. Bel- T
inont, will be the preacher tr. a series
ot evangelistic services to be T
held In Ceutral Methodist Church
beginning Easter Sunday evening at M
7:30 o'clock. Services will be held D
at the same hour each evening dur- Di
ing the week and will close on the K(
t'ollowiog Sunday. I CI
Mr. Bowles is Director ot Adult
Work for the Board ot Christian Ed- E
ucation of the Western N. C- Con- ^
forence ot the Methodist Church.' .'p
He is well knowu as a leader in the ^
summer conferences of the Ueuoml- P|
nation at Lake Junaluska. and is in ^
constant demand as a teacher of
training clashes and as a preacher ^
in revival meetings.
The evangelistic services in the N
local church are a pan of the Meth- Ci
odisl Advance, a movement sponsored
by the Bishops of the Metbo- T
dlst Church. The public is invited
to attend. _
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t Mrs. Aubrey Maunev has just re- It
ceived word from Dean Altwater of tf
the Music faculty of Woman's College ^
Greensboro, that two of her compost- fe\
tlons won first places in the amateur/c
group of the North CaroTlna Compos/1
era' contest. ^ \
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Mrs. Maunoy had two entries in the h
vocal group and one in the piano tl
group. The winning compositions t?,
were a son. a setting of John Mase- j0
field's poem, "Beauty," and a children's
Suite tor piano, "Alice In Won
The award* will be presented when B
the State Federation of Music Clubs T
meet* in Elisabeth City, April 24th to T
In April of last year, Mrs. Mauney et
was presented the loving cup, award- ts
ed for best instrumental composition
at the State Federation meeting a &
Raleigh. The winning composition mi
was an organ solo, "Chrlstnua Masqueraders."
Kings Mountain people feci highly!
honoted over this State-wide reedgnt- j
tlon of Mrs. Mquney's ability as a n
Mrs. Mauney was before marriage
Catherine Shenk,' daughter of Rev.
and Mrs E. A. Shenk of Greensboro.
She Is a talented organist and pianist
and ha? for sometime been organist
at Central Methcdisi Church.
Firemen were called out three
times during the past week to ex- "J
tinguish small fires for which no ?
damage was reported.
The first, fire was Sunday afternoon
when a gross fire near the 8
Kings Mountain Manufacturing Co. n
was ?xt%igalshed. l^he other twe 8
were Monday morning. The first of
these was a graas fire behind Falls
and Edena Billiard parlor, and a 8
small conflagration at the Metho- *
dlst Parsonage. occupied by Rev.
and Mrs. H. C. Sprinkle. Jr. Fire- 11
men reported no damage.
LIONS CLUB WILL MEET e
The regular meeting of the Lions
International will be held at the tl
Mountain View House this evening ?
at ,7:00 o'clock, president J. W. Ml
lam flnnoiinriul Utl nl*ht
(tut; nnnuai ueporl of the laical
huptcr ol tile Amorkau Red Cn>t>?
hull was made bv Mm lluth ?:? -
I*". I'xtiuilvc seCteCiry, a; u' ic
WlUHUig.' UTilm? U> 'I'M?' "iffS
ict that Uif local organisation ha*
i Iped nuttiy needy persons during
le past year.
The report follows:
puring the yeut 1939 there wore - [>proxluiatcly
2.68? una its ot milk
istrlbuted among the needy in
lugs Mountain. 485 orders for
ugs. 148 orders for food. 51' orders
>r fuel wore executed. Material - '
as furnished-- for numerous garenls
made at the NYA room, and
strlbutisl locally. .12 new woolen
irments were sent to War lt??fu:
>es of Europe. X-Ray services
re secured for 14 needy tubercu
r cases. 75 pounds of yeast was
stributed among 28 case's of pelgra
or inul-nutritlon. The Loan
loset provided bed linen and other
isentials for 19 cases of Illness,
v , Receipts
eposits from Itoll full .. $1,815.72
IscellaneouH Cash Received 48.0(1
rade Account ... 1........ 50.00
otal Receipts .......... $1,812.72
Ilk ;. ..., >328.00
octors : 7?.50 '
lothing and Ix>an Closet .. ' 110.28
?r. Expense for Worker .. 120.00
ducatlonal Program ...... 62.48
inlor Red Cross \.. . 13.32
nntily Aid '. ... 34.2f
Bice Equipment 13.35
anference Kxpense ........ 18.00
Miscellaneous . 48.00
ational Membersbip Dues 238.00
urrent Bills Due Jan. 1. .. 177.76
otal Disbursements .... $1,913.79
Irs. William H. Thornurg
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Funeral services tor Mrs. William.
Tbornburg. age 54. were r.uld at
canal Methodist Cliuufi Mouday
tteruoou and interment made in
le Bethlehem . church cemetery,
ev. Fi. C. Sprinkle. Jr., pastor ot
le deceased, was in charge of the
irvices assisted by Rev. .Carl Maun
f, pastor' of Bethlehem Baptist
Mrs. Thornburg's death occurred
irly Sunday morning in the Shelby
ospital, where she had been a pa*
ent for several weeks. Mrs. Thorn
iirg had been In 111 health tor
Surviving are her hunba^id and
ta following children: Mrs. R. H.
yera .Misses Mildred and Tbelma
horn burg. James, George and W. L.
horntourg, one grandchild. Also sur
Iving are her mother. Mrs. J. M.
Maya of Klnga Mountain, two brothps.
Oliver Haven of Kinra Maim
tin and C. B. Hayes of Mt. Holly.
Mrs. Thorn burg had been a mesa.*
?r . of Central Methodlat Church
ince early girlhood. She was a deoted
wife and mother and will be
reatly missed - in the home.
She was a daughter of the late
. M. Hayes and Mrs. Hayes who la
ow slowly recovering from a sortus
illness. - .
Opinions Expressed in This Column
Are Not Necessarily the Views of
The ordinnry American taxpayer,
e he farmer, businees man, dlthIgger,
or Just plain Oswald J.
Hlmp, probably doesn't realize that
Is money is helping to pay the salries
of some 1,342,000 men and wolen
who are on the Federal payroll
Furthermore, he has to foot tha
Ills for their buildings, heat, light
n A iha m aioHnla with whlrh t AT
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But worse still, the chances are
hat he doesn't appreciate the fact
hat some of them are spending hts
ardearned money o convince him
hat he should pay more taxes to
mploy more Federal workers.
Here are the facts:
The latest figures available Shoes
he- following total number of perons,
outside of those on WPA prefects,
drawing pay from the Federal
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