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VOL. 26 NO. 12.
State And N
?State Nora- I
t-aleiKh. Mar. 26.?R. W. King,
wbo baa a large commercial peach
orchard here, expressed the opinion
today that the unseasonable weatba.
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throughout this section. King std
the amount of damage could not be
estimated yet but that a first survey
of some of his trees indicated
It might be severe. 4
Charlotte. Mar. 26.?Miss Evelyn
Wingate was taken to a hospital
early today for treatment of burns
suffered when fire damaged ber apartment.
liWln. Mar. 26.?Raymond ftmlth
night watchman for the Chatham
Manufacturing Co., got an icy bath
bat no other Hi effect as his automobile
tumbled Into the waters of
*t.' ElhJn. creek.
r?orui wiinesDoro, Mar. 26. Township
meetings -will be held today, to
morrow and Wednesday to give
), WJIkee county farmers an opportunity
t? sign for the 1940 farm progr
k" Raleigh, Mar. 26...Nineteen county
and twelve city school units are
participating this year in the adult
edccation program for which the
legislature appropriated $60,000 annually.
The 1937 assembly started
the program with $60,000 add the
1939 lawmakers raised the ante by
Charlotte, Mar. 26.?A police report
said today that Irvin Smith,
a Clllng station operator, was held
up at pistol point last night by two
r white men who took $116 from him.
Chapel Hill. Mar. 26?Miss Harriet
Morehead Berry, known as Nor
th Carolina's pioneer good roads
enthusiast, died yesterday at the
home of a sister, Mrs. Kent J.
Brown, here after a five day illness
She was 60 years old.
She was a former director of the
stage geological, sag eoqnomic survey.
she retired from active public
servlee five years ago because of
Raleigh. March 26.?The body of
VmnclB . Polglase, about 36 was
found beside railroad tracks three
.miles west of Raleigh early tbls
Coroner Roy M. Banks said Polgiase's
head was badly mangled, ap
patently by a train. He was not
eertain wtat train hit the man sin-'
ce tie body was beside tracks of!
boib the Southern and Seabord.
Lexington. Mar. 26.?The fifth anr.ual
North Carolina Baptist Sunday
School Associations! Conference
?-cdf**d here today. Approximately t,
000 pbi'^ona attended the meeting.
ufeur. 26.?State Income
tax receipts eifippd nearer a new
reeerd today withKUqsl year celiac1
tlena at fl1,012,282.62. V
New Bern, Mar. 26.?The ^Crarey
county board of elections has'^rdef
ed a new registration for the few
. primaries and elections.
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Brevard. Mar. 26.?Boyd and Go
forth, Inc./of Charlotte, 'hid' low. It
44,000 on construction of a ptwtoffice
Tortt B. C., Mar. 26.?Officers
hunted today robbers who were reported
to have aelsed John F. Tlsh,
28 year old assistant manager of a
five and ten cent store here and relieved
him of 116.
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Washington, Mar. 26.?A tentative
set of minimum prices for soft
coal from Rocky Mountain -ind Pacific
Coast mines ? generally at
submitted today by trial examiner
of the bituminous coai division.
The acton, following three years
of negotiations and lawsuits over
the price-fixing power, would affect
the price at about 1,000 mines.. Prices
proposed ranged from 50 cents
to $5.50 a ton.
Charleston, S. C.. Mar, 26.?A
shotgun was brought Into play last
night, by two young white men-who
robbed the Spring Street service J
station of a gallon of gas.
When Holly Sams. Jr.. station attendant,
refused to credit a pur i
chase' of five gallons, one of the '
men pulled the gur from the car
and leveled It at Sams' head.
"I put in the gallon they demand-1'
ed and they drove off across the j
Asheley River bridge," said Sams.
Washington, Mar. 26.?-William L.
.Austin, Director of the Census, ap- j <
pealed today to college students to !
co-operate in the population count J
which will start April 2.
Austin wrote editors of college
newspapers that this bureau "needs 1
their help tn the gigantic task" by 1
making sure that the parents of '
students report their names to the 1
enumerators. 1 <
Washington. Mar. 26.?A handful',
of noncommittal members held the !
balance of power today as the Sen-! (
ate headed into a long debate overj,
extending the reciprocla trade pro j
It was billed as Congress' ntst 1
show of the year. for President 1
Roosevelt made the extension pro- 1
posal one of his key recontraenda
lions and Renuhltcana said .hat it I '
would become a major campaign'
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Cr'.sfield. MdC Mar. 26.?Postnlsster
Vernon L. Spence of Tangier Island,
Va., was free today on a personal
bond, pending outcome of a
bullet wound suffered by Lewis Dire
an islander, after a Saturday night
disturbance at Tangier.
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Columbia. S. C., .. Mar. 26.?Miss
Emma Allen Gaston, 21, was killed
instantly yesterday near here when
her automobile overturned and
struck a telephone pole.
London, Mar. 26.?Several men
were missing after a lightship tender
capsized off the southern coast
of England today.
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Candidate For i
Gov. Stops Here :
/"Hon. Paul Grady of Kfloloy, N. C-.
candidate for Governor visited . -; in*
Kings Mountain for a Short time
Wednesday rfternoon. Mr. Grady
was accompanied by Irvln Alton,
former Sheriff and present member
of the County ComtnUsionersA The
laydldau sub Busy 1 "btjUfllHf *his
political fences in Cleveland County'
and from all reports made a very!
favorable Impression on all he met.
Dr. Grady m reminded tnat Cleveland
Ocwfcty produces Governors,
and be .replied, 'tint this (s the time
for a rtwn from tbe east to sit in
tbe Governor's chair that has been
so ably filled by Clyde R. Hoey."
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the ftent pat* if the edition then
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KINGS MOUNTAIN, N. C. ?
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Short Chases Duck?
Policeman Carl Short is back on
the job again after a couple weeks
lay-off due to a duck chasiug misbap.
Policeman Short blamed the
luck for the accident when he turn
ed up at a doctor's office a couple
weeks ago with a few twisted ligaments
in his right pedal digit.
It seems that a duck showed up
an the bank of the railroad diagonally
across from the First National
Lank, and Mr. Short went over to
Investigate. A duck in the business
section of town, thought Mr. Short,
quite logically, is out of place. So.
be went after Donald.
Donald is as leery of cops, however,
as some of the inhabitants ot
Hord How. so he scrammed down
the bank as fast as a duck can
scram. Mr. Short went after him.
Donald landed in a lot of mushy
mud. but theu. Ducks are built that
way. so he wasn't hurt.
Maybe Mr. Short Isn't built that
way. Anyway, when ne landed In
the same stuff, one of his foot buck
led in the soft goo, and Donald duck
ed while Short groaned. That's the
story as Mr. Short told It to the
Herald. Ftnia. Except that Police
man Short thinks that the next
lima Via mn <tuek- hunting. It won't
be in the middle of town, and he'll
be prepared for the mishaps which
accompany duck hunt Inc.
SNOW CRAMPS eASTER
///A*"few of the mora hardy females
ventured to church In their East*
regalia Sunday morning, deep It* a
snappy brests from the northeast
Meat ef them, however, wrapped
\t(ell in warm ooats. ^
Then, when they were safely In
church, the flakes began be drlfl
dawn,-'and milady's dream ef a gay
Easter parade wilted then and
(tiers. This was tee, tec much I Se
the Easter Parade was forgotten
and the heater remembered. The
Easter finery was put back, for an<
'other'day.* and'the^folk's dug1 In fer
another few days of winter.
The summary to the elimatleal
errorT was about throe inches el
anew, several wreaked Easter bennets,
and quite a bit mere work fer
the coal man. Someone remembered
that It snowed once on Easter Monday,
but a local resident Wit remembers
enow on Easter Sunday
hasn't yet been found.
Kiwanis Will Hear
Thigpen . .
The Kiwanis Club will have as
their epeaker at their regular meet
tag tonight, Richard E. (Dick:
Thlgpen, attorney of, Charlotte, Im
mediate Past Governor of the Caro
linaa District of KAwanls, accord in (
to announcement by president I.ad<
Mr. Thigpen, well kndwn througl
out the district as "(Dick" is a pop
uiar Kiwanis. and is well known (o
cally, by his reputation, though tti
bis first appearance in the 'lies
Town In The State."
iTh? meeting will be held in th<
Womans Club Building at 0:80 Chi
Vlnita, Okla.. , Mar. M?Pier
Governor Leon C. Phillips and
stubborn Federal agency go Into V
8. District Court today for a show
down in their states rights battl
over the $30,000,000 Grand River p
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Mayor Pro-Tempore H. Tom Fulton
Is a happy man this morning.
As a matter of fact, both Mr. Fulton
and Grady King are happy. They
can pat each other on the back and
say "well, we've done a good Job."
And so far as the Job they set. out
to do Is concerned, they have.
The back slapping comes as the
result of the purchase and remodel
ing of machinery for building streets
In Kings Mountain. It was decided
I recently that Kings Mountain need'
ed a steam roller, badly. Air. Fulton
figured that a new one' would cost
the town about $3,800. and thnt the
towu couldn't afford to pay thai"
much, so lie began to "scoot around.
He purchased a somewhat outmoded
Job from the Hobbs-Feabody
Construction Cohnpojuy for $125.
The steam engine on It was worn
cut. so he and Mr. King went into
a seance to see what could be done
Between them, they turned out a
good, shiny roller, powered by an
"A" model Ford motor. It works.
The Mr. Fulton * scouted around
I some more, trying to. find a second
hand pneumatic drill. A new one, ac
, cording to Mr. Fulton would cost
$4400 mounted on a truck. " That
was too much. He bought one from
the bankrupt Canadian Mines Company
for $600, in good condition.
When your reporter went on his
] tour of investigation yesterday
morning, Grady King was using the
air pump on the drill truck to furnish
air for the drill truck to furnish
I air for the paint spray, with which
he was giving the Koller a shining
f coat of silver paint. Mr. Fulton was
( standing by, supervising the work.
He told the story while Mr. King
worked. He sa'ld that Air. ftTng
' should get the credit for the excelr
lent Job on the. roller. But Air. Ful'
ton is the man who bought it.
i Mr. Fulton. Mr. King^and Chati
j lie <DiUing left town again yesterday
i fo do some more "scouting around"
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up Ul UUUU I\UUA > KIV, titiu. ?
were investigating some more machinery
for Kings Mountain's program
of expansion. Their next
dream is a rock quarry, to furnish
\f crushed rock for asphalt streets.
I Mrs. Ella Hamrick Dies
r Mrs. Ella Hamrick, 67. died at her
g home In the Patterson Grove section
at 9:00 o'clock Saturday night. Sho
. had been confined four months,
t The funeral was held Monday afB
ternoon at Patterson Grove BCIRttt
church, of which she was a member
t. with the Rev. J. W. Suttlfe. offlclating.
Mrs. Hamrick is survived by three
sons. Law ton Hamrick of McAdeuville,
Joe Hamrick of Morgantoo,
and Cliff Hamrick of Patterson
| Grove; sis daughters. Mrs. M. L
| Thornburg. Mrs. J. L. Wright and
t Mrs. H. U Allen of Kings Mountain,
Mrs. M. A. Putnam of Shelby, Mrs
Elmer Hamiicic of Patterson Grovo
and Mrs. J. D. Lattlmore of Latttmore;
and 26 grandchildren.
Close Saturday Night
The Methodist Advance evangelistic
services being conducted tin*
week by Rev. Charles P. Bowles, of
Belmont. . at Central Methodist
Church, will come to close on Sun
day evening. Mr. Bowles will preach
each night this week except Saturday
night at 7:20 o'clock, and will
conduct services on 8unday at 11
a. m and 7:30 p. m. A special service
for children will be held on Friday
afternoon at 3:45, and another
for children on Saturday morning at
11 e'olock. The young people of the
Church school are having supper
and round table discussions with
Mr. Bowles at 6:30 each evening
Lions To Meet
The* first Tuesday night meeting
of the I>lons Club will be held at
the Mountain View Houae next
Tuesday evening at 7:00 P. M.. a?
oordtng to an announcement bj
(PrealdNntf J. qr. ^eeteitfay
The time of the meeting has beec
changed from Thursday to Tuesday
evening. Alt rtetnbera are urged t<
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4UR&DAY, MARCH 28, 1*40
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The National Youth Administration
is growing steadily in Kings
Mountain. There are around sixteen
girls employed In the local NY A
work shop, sponsored by the Junior
Woman's Club, and the Red Cross
of Kings Mountain. Under the able
supervision of Mrs. Harrtette R.
Mauney, these young girls are learn
Ing to sew and do handicraft work.
They also receive ten houre eadh
month related training from differ
cnt community citizens In subjects
pertaining to their work, health, and
Twa girls are placed In the Public
Library to take care of and lend oul
books to the public. They are undei
the supervision and sponsorship ol
Mr. Haywood E. Lynch, and arc
r^lly dOjnfl good work.
Some time in the near future the
NYA plana to open a project goi
; beautifying and repairing street!
i and public buildings in Kings Mout
i tain. Local youths between the age?
j of 18-24 will he employed on - thti
Junior Womans Club
April Fool Party
Instead of the regular monthl:
monthly meetlngvof the Junior Wc
man's Club Monday evening, Aprl
1st, the members of the club will ei
tertain their husbands, sweetheart
and friends at an April Fool part;
> at the Woman's Club House at 8:0'
, \ The committee In charge Is plan
, ding an evening of entertainment
I and each member Is expected to b
^ present and to bring a guest.
Don't forget the time?8:00 P. M
i The tote?April 1st.
: The place?Woman's Club build
I Tha occasion?A good time for a!
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Or WILL KOOBB8
IT always sounds foolish to ask a
A fellow that's got something to
soil whether his stuff Is good or
not 8tfll, most all of us do it
Wa want to hear him tell how good
it is, so we'll feel better spending
our dough, I reckon.
Well, u fellow was walking down
Mala Street, and when he came to
the movie he started to look at the
signs outside, and ha saw his old
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, friend Bill, that bt had known as
wailtart manager of tha Joint for
a long time.
"How's tha picture tonight,
* Bill?* says tha stroller,
t "Hottest It's a fright. Never
had such a poor one."
B "Say, that's good of you to tell
, ma. Saved ms six bits. Going to
have a good picture next week?"
"Nope. Terrible one next week.
In fact* this house don't have good
pictures any mors."
r "Walt that's hard look. But ain't
? you afraid of being fired for telling
r. people tha truth that way?"
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/The Otis D. Green Post of ih?
American Legion, and Auxiliary, eel
vbrated their 21st birthday Tuesday
evening at a delightful dinner at
il^- Wonv-M'*^rhi|b./Mr5 - J. K. , :<r_.
pr??T3ent"oT ffi?" Auxliiaor Vresldeth
Rev. A. U. Sargeaht returned
thanks. Music was furnished by
members of the High School band. t
I). K. ilord. jr., played a solo on the
alto snxaphone, Ernest and Miles
Maunev a duet on the piano and
Miles a solo on the Baason. Bobby
MqDanlel played a solo on the
trombone accompanied by Miss Rachel
McClain at the piano." * >.
' Mrs. Weavennan, Dopt. President
of tlte Auxiliary, was presented by
Mrs. Paul Mauney. Her measure
was on ' the Training of our boys
and' girls on Citizenship, a course
that is to take place at Wotnans
College University of N. fioni
June. ltJ through 21st. for $12.50 per
boy or girl.
Any org;. ,i/.atlott or any Individ
uai may Bed a Doy or girl to Womans
('oik ?' for this course, but
they must send them through this ~
Presentation of Post Commander
P. G. Hatterree was recognized by
the lyegiou. '
Mr. J. it. Keeter' introduced Mr.
Dave' Hall. State Dept. Chairman
Americanism from Belmont. Legion
cal're Hall was presented as the
next State Commander by Mr. Heeler.
Mr. Hall's message wus on Peace.
*VJt seems almost like yoeterday
since we were In the army but it is
years; we have readied our majority
and we bave reason to be justly
proud of those years.' The ideals, the
purposes of that group of young
men was rio? just idle talk; those
ideals have been carried.out UV mature
men in a feeling of responsibll
ity to our country. Endowment
funds, widows, orphais, want, povcr
ty, hospitalization for the ex-?oldiers
are a few of the things we
have done. But these are not the
most vital things which we want to
'Pirst, We want peace. We know
the effect of war; we know war is
terrible, horrible, tragedy; arms and
legs gone, eyes blind, disease; this
is war. To get peace, we must
preach peace. Teach peace., talk
peace. . " I
"Second, We want to look to1
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wams (UC LUIU1C, HUi VUV foot. . u
want to know what type country
our children will live in; assure our
children of the same freedom of
speech, thought and press as we
have today. Our hope for the future
said Mr. flail is not In the wealth
of our country but In the youth of
today, teaching democratic goverpment,
not Fascism, Communism, or
N&elsm. Our Scouta. essays, school
awards and other activities teach
i this to our youth. And we hetp serve
our country in time of Peace as
we once served it in time of war."
'The American Legion, more than,
any other organization In the world
wants peace, because we went throu
gh the last war and we know of Its
horrors, and we have a plan for
peace which U to have an armed
force large enough to protect and
defend America. We want a navy
second to none, and an air force
that will be afcls to defend the
shores of our great lands." stated
Dr. and Mrs. R. X. Balrd and Mr.
and Mrs. Haywood EJ. Lynch were
guests of the Legion for the celebration.
A /r MAtfkfrnm.
(Opinions Expressed in This Column
> Are Not Necessarily the Views of
A new come-on for farmers and
' email businessmen has quietly been
prepared by somr> of Washington's
- New Deal economists, it is another
"plan to boost the nation into prosperity
by going further into debt. * <
Only time can tell whether theee
theoreticians will succeed in their
efforts. Tlie Interesting fact is that
after eight years of trying thetr Ideas
they still won't be downed, despite
the fact that the nation's debt
; in still growing and that more than
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nine, million people are unemployed
: The new proposal is largely a
modification of the spendlend Idea
' rejected by Congress a year ago.
. This time, however, instead of be>
Ing presented to Congress n* one
' plan, it is to be broken up into see>
Hons and submitted piecemeal. Ik
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