Hand Tfc? Herald
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VOL. M NO. 19
lialedgh, May 14.?1Governor Burnett
K. Mayhank of Soutr Carolina 1
and Mrs. May bunk will be gucsta of 1
Oc-vymor Honey Monday and Tues- '
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oTiSe ~itaIt-igh and Gaston railroad I
and of the state capltol. I
J';aohur*t. May 44.?The medical '
society ofi North Carolina opeiied 1
its 87th annual convention here today.
A number of technical paper
wilj be read.
The president-elect. Dr. Hubert. <
B Haywood of Raleigh, will be in- |
?ta)!ed tomorrow. i
Southport. May 14.?The body ot 1
Archie Gallownyttk of Varnumtown,
a toat anchor tied to his feet was
taken from Lock wood Folly river .
this morning. Coroner John J. Catson
of Brunswick county said f'.allo
way was being sought for the shot- ,
gun slaying last night of Alton Vurtiuro,
22. of Varnumtown.
Need Lone Win
Red Smart's pretty smart Moun- ,
taiueers handed Shelby a defeat |
here last Friday afternoon, putting i
themselves within one game of the- \
conference championship. The final i
BCC'te was Kings Mountain, six, Shel i
The final conference game will be '
played at Shelby tomorrow, Friday '
afternoon, with the Mountaineers
"all" hanging in the balance. The
game last weekplaced the Moun- 1
taiueers on top, along with Lincoln- '
to?, with eight consecutive confer- 1
ence victories. They lost the first to
Cherryville. Lducolnton, widh nine
victory's and two losses are the near
est rivals to the Mountaineers, and
should the locals lost Friday's tilt,
wii) walk off with the laurels.
i?ullard started the game with .
Shelby last Friday, and went the
fuH length. Fanning 18 men during
th* hiue Innings. Ballard held them
hitless until the seventh. Shelby's
lone tally came in the eighth, when
they got their only other hit of the
gaifa?, and the runner came in on a .
tfhristopher, Shelby Moundsman.
allowed the Mountaineers plenty of
opportunity for base knocks,. Cobb,
in the outfield for the Mountaineers,
ran up the biggest hitting average,
with two for three. Plonk, Ballard,
and Gibson pounded out two for
Tfce Mountaineers, with this last
game their only Obstacle, and with
one. victory over Shelby salted away
are on the verge of the thing that
1931* s crop of diambnd stars did.
Qlr/o Hia laa4 e/vn foeoneA /vfa a*M.ni?vn.
Vjtwvc VUV ?W?V WIMV * VUVV VMBIHyiVM'
hip, hv tttoat year, the Mountaineers
have held their own, but have not
~been close to the title.
Back Talk fror
,^\NCE upon a time, a lawyer wa
v damage suit against one of the
account of a street accident in which
An old negro woman, a resident of 1
stand as witness for the plaintiff,
"Auntie," he said, "You have
was hit by the car he cried out cert
Ulo Damm Marl ike mattflemen nf fke
you remember them?"
"Oh, ?assir, I remembers 'em
**"NeTer miad that. What waa It
"He said his beck hart him."
"No?ae! I mean, aire us hie ?
"He tea: 'Oh, Lord hie back! B
-? ah and Wvah ag*ia."
"Do you mean to nay that was 1
"Dare what I means."
"Now, look here, Auntie," said
Wring to tell the truth; but aren't
Wasn't what he said: 'Oh, my back!
"Huh!" snorted the otd woman,
out about yore back when you wusr
any nuthfa/ hoot yore beck. De onli<
1 to ftaish wus hie own beck."
i Brief Form
Washington, Ma; 13.?There wu
% "blackout" in the White Hous
iiRlRhboiiiiiAAl last evening, but 1
While worried householder* Jam
iilnMnleliK>'i<nii ? l ii-1 'i 4'' ' 'II*iT~IT
in? Information, workmen learnt*
;hat a jiower cable had explode*
wo blocks from the executive man
slon. The White House itself wa(
Guanajuato. Mexico. May 13.
PresMvnp Cardenas condemns tin
Herman invasion of Holland and Be
ghim, at the same time cenourini
those nations which railed to 'plac<
x ante annmu imperialist invasion
while there was time.,
Anderson. S C.. May 13.?Fou
persons perished when their tuoto
boat capsized on Broadway I^ak
x recreational development, ilea
iThe victims were Doj-otliv Stamp
17, Lucille Duucan. 17 Lewis Hun
nieutt, 25, and Lawrence William
20. all of Anderson.
Witnesses said the other thre
tried to hold on tx> Huwvunitt am
the weight of thein carried hln
down. Rescue boajts reached th
?cehe too late for rescue.
New York, May 13.?A too swif
approach to a station where a pre
reding sec Won was pulling out to
Ihe tentative explanation today b:
Brie Railroad officials for a collision.
Port Jorvs N. Y..' In which 25
were hurt, 35,"seriously enough fo
3UPPORT OF BAND
We wish to expresf our tincen
thanks and deep gratitude to every
ane who gave aasiatance in any mar
ner to the Kings Mountain Schoo
Band in making the trip to Wes
Palm Beach, Florida, wtiere th
Eighth Region National School Mi
ale Competition Festival was held.
The many methods of support ani
assistance are much too numerou
to enumerate. We feet that you
wholehearted support of the Band H
being and will continue to De quo'
ed as an example of fine citlzenshii
We are confident that the splri
shown made the Band members hap
pier on their trip and that the att
tude taken helped them to do thel
best in competing for the honor
Throughout the years to com
each Band, member will doubtles
feel greatly indebted to the man
friends of the organization for th
excellent assistance and the man
kind services rendered.
Ladd W. Hamrlck.
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Paul E. Hendricks,
D. M. Bridget,
High Sdhool Principal
B. N. Barnat,
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M S. COBB
n the Witness
a representing the defendant in a
New York traction companies on
i a pedestrian had been badly hart.
Harlem's little Africa, mounted the
She described how the accident had
testified here that when thin man
sin words. Would you mind telling
jury just what those words were, if
mighty well. I ain't never twine
tact words t*
lis back! Dat's what he kept say in'
his enact language?"
the lawyer, "I can tall that you're
t you yetting a little bit twisted T
"How cone you think he'd be yeilin'
i*b there at all ? New ?uh, he didn't
sat back which ha naa>ed froaa atari
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r Florida, last Friday, for the parade
? On The
. Florida Trip
Paul E. Hendricks. director of the
e local band. toeing asked by some one
, .at Florida If he was a member of
| the Kings Mountain Baud. "Fessor"
j answered that' he 1 was. The next
t question was: "This must be your
e last year?", to which Mr. Hendricks
( replied. "It might be. unless 1 get a
raring of one!" ^
P Captain R. M. Orm&nd becoming
j" so engrossed with the "Hernia, copI.
ies of which were sent down, that
p he was accidently locked in his
room. He came out of dt when he
t i finished the r^nor, and finally a).
; roused W. K. Ai utney, who obtained i
(. j a kev and rescued him. Observed I
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s reading. I'd be there still, I reckon.' J
s ; Charlotte musicians being shooed j
y out of Terminal Oafe im Jackson- j
e i vllle because Captain Ormand had j
y food reserved for the Kings Maun j
tain folks. But they did it good
humoredly, 'Ms said.
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One Maumey twin being served
breakfast, and the other coming alotag
later, causing the waitress to
observe that "that boy sure is a
heavy eater.'' She was corrected,
D. M. Bridges, tired oul from a
day's work, sitting down while he
Issued meal tickets. Some stranger
walked up and wanted to know if
he had nothing better to do than sit
around while the others were so
W. K. Mauney, taking advantage
of the train side tracking in an
orange grove to let another train
pass, nfid losing hfls fourttain pen
while cilhihing a tree to get' himself
The fact that 10 of the Kings
Mountain boys and girl* had never
ridden On a train, 15 had never
aearn the ocean, 6 had never been
outolde of two Carolina*, only 22
had been In the state of Florida,
and only 10 had visited Miami.
Rhett Chalk, former local boy,,
known by many of those on tlhe
trip, now a police officer In Miami,
allowing the Ktogg Mountain bus
to doublp park while the King*
Mountain folks had lunch. Rhett
was very glad to see the home town
Little Harvey Hamrlck, buying a
book of "Gulliver's Travels.' and
losing It on the train. When Mn.
Hamrlck asked him what he was
doing under a train seat, and protected
that he was getting dirty,
Harvey replied: "Well, I've gotta
find my Guvnor's Travels!'
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URSDAY, MAY 1#; 1940
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inn down Clematis, the main husi r
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in vvhich all the 23 bands of the E
Lewis Cat hey and his Tarheelians
open up with an overture tomorrow
night at Central High School audi
tor'um. beginning, before your eyes,
the erreateat array W talented stars
ever to set foot on a .Kings Mouu-!
tain stage. It- will be the great long- i
awaited inf ikwtrel. by the Lions j
Club, and every man, woman and j
child In the auditorium is promisei j
a real treat.
Under the able direction of .!
Proe ThompBfto, the mnstrel ; brings
to Kings \Mbuntafev the following
beadliners, besides Cathoy and Orchestra:
Interlocutor, Koger Greer.
End Men, Charlie Warl.uk, Red
Smart, Elmo Bridges, Kenneth <
Crook, Smvre Williams, arid genial \
jovial, Red McClain.
The circle boasts of the following
talent: Polk Morten, Hillard Black.
C. P. Gofortb, .BvCrejte Clonlnger.
Hobby Allratv. Toby Williams, Jones
Portune, Hal Olive, Curtis Kails,,
l^awrence Bedford and Lee Roberts.
Professor Toby WdlHams, described
by Mike Milam as Kings Mountain's
greatest musical authority,
brings you. along with the Tarheeliattat
Kay Riser's famous "College
of Musical Kfcio^tedge." If Tdlty'^
r'^hjt: !> -?" youfe wrong. That's
how good he is!
The Osborue Trio, composed of
two girls and a boy, all around
twelve yearn old, bring to our midst
n vormallWy unequaled in pr^iase
eional entertainment elserwhere.
basting at tap dancing. esthetic
(Cont'd on back pa get
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>7 WILL KOGKU *~~4
1VTEIGHBOR8 la ?m suburbs still
fight about their tkiektu and
dogs and kids once in a while. One
fellow came rushing out oa his
porch and yelled at his neighbor:
"Say, I'd like to know what you
were burying in that hole in your
back yard last nightl You didn't
think you'd get caught, did youT
But a friena of mine saw you.
Now, tell me, if you dare, what
wero you burying in that hole in
The other fellow wasn't so much
"Why," he says, 1 waa burying
one of any chieksas, aad a half of
ham aad eeme of my buttermilk,
aad such things."
"Sol I rsekos you're crasy,
ain't you T Teu ueuad foeUah. Aad
I roefcoa K waa my dog that you
warn plantla*. ftomathln* kw hapV?*i
to Gjrp, and ITldl* up that
yard of your* till I fiad out If ha'a
"Wofl. ha'a than, al fifht All
T stuff that I told yoa ahoat waa
taaidaof tha dog."
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iess street in West Palm Beach,
ighth Regional Band Association
IS 16 Pet.
6,548 Already Counted.
^ KIiikh Mountain lias shown an increase
or It? percent in population
within the past ten years, according!
to a tentative* figure by. IX M. Rob.
Tusoc, District Census supervisor of
Castonia. Jphe figures released by
Mr. Robinson is '6.548 compared with
5.0:52 the ofticdal poipiii.it ion for
11*30. This increase is far better
than the average which is In percent.
The iietalil secured tit's Information
yesterday afternoon after call-1
inc Mr. Robinson by telephone. Mr. |
Robinson, said, however, that flhis
is not tlie ofTicial figure, but the
least that it will '1m\ Census takers
compiled these figures 011 their reg
ular rounds, but. according to Supervisor
Robinson, there are undoubtedly
some who were not counted.
This figure will remain.open for
five days; and unless other names
arc sent'in within that time, will
become the official population ot
Kings Mountain. Persons who. may
have .been missed, or .butine-s firms
that were not counted by ih<: census
lakers, are asked to notify Mr. Robinson
at Box 157. tlastonia.
Mr. Robinson, in his conversation
with the Herald yesterday. asked
the cooperation of all citizens in
completing tfie piteseiuly iiicijmplete
census. Said he: "We know
that the population of Kiugs Mountain
will bu at least d.548. but this
figure is not official. There uro
some people, we believe, in King'i
Mountain, who have not been counted.
in all justice to the home town
and to make cur. official figure correct,
we ask you to let us know If
you have not been counted."
The tentative figure shows an ac
tual increase in population of Kings
Mountain of at least 916. This figure
may, if enough uncounted per*
sons notify the census office,. <$im?
over the thousand mark.
It has been estimated that greater
Kings Mountain now has a population
of nine or ten thousand. In
a recent interview of several citizens
of Klhgs Mountain, the Herald
reporter was given various estimates.
ranging from 6.501 to 9,000. The
official census iu 1930 was 5.63p.
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Kings Mountain Kiwnnians will
have their regular meeting et the
Woman* Club at 6:30 this evenng.
At this mooting, the Club is sponsor
ing a Dairy Program for thosp who
are interested in Dairying.
Tito speaker of the occasion will
be L. P. teMaster. head of the Dairy
ing Department, of Clemtfcn College
at Clemson. S. C. Mr. !>>Ma?ter is
one of the leading dairympn in the
state of South Carolina.
The regular meeting last week
consisted of a huslness session and
no planned program.
Court Of Honor Tonight
The Boy Scout Court of Honor
will be held tonight at 7:4S In the
C'By Hall. Scouts. Scooters nod
friends of Scouting jre urged to be
BANK TO BE CLOSED MONDAY
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Tn observance of Meekk*r.burg Independence
Day. a legal holiday,
the First National Band will he
closed Mood&y. May 20th
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Watch Label On Your Paper And
Don't Let Your Subecriptlon
FIVE CENTS PER COPY
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/ Kuikx Mounkfli'n'a Hifcii stepping \
uhool UinU, popularly . tu;o.wn au \
'the snappiest bund In North <"art>tlna."
arrived in King* Motft;ta.'a
Sunday. uiKht after their Jaunt to
West Palm Ifc-uotl. Vlorldn. uhnnt
it rated top honors tu the Kighth
lUy and Friday.
' The hand was greot?>d at the Se-ahoard
depot iu Charlotte at U: 1*?
Sunday aright by approximately 300
supporters, parents, and well-wishen.
M nd.iy morning they kits
back in school, reminiscing on ithe
sranii and glorious experience which
*ti* theirs In hiking. the trip and
winning the Coveted ratings.
Tlie band, which luu* known phenominal
growth within the past five
years, rated 1 In < invert and march
ing. and II in sight reading. Thin
is exactly oppisite to the ratingn
which they received' at Greensboro
several weeks ago in the State contest.
Kings Mountain's .two soloists,' L>.
K. liord, .Tr... and Urn eat Mauuey,
'.he former plaj iug asv alto Clarinet
and the latter a bassoon, were also
awarded t p honors, rating I iu
their competition. This is the second
consecutive year Unit D. S\
has won a top solo rating * in tho
The hand spent five days on the
Florida trip, leaving Charlotte las*.
Tuesday evening. They spent Hirer
cut ye in Florida competing for the
honors, and in sightseeing.
Bands taking a pan in the maneu
vers Friday night at Anderson I'M'Id
inV-Ulded. Resides Kings jMountfcfiU.'In
Class n. Oaffney, S. C.. DeFMniak
Springs. Fla:. and In Class A, Central
High School of Charlotte Deland.
Kin.. Kfiioir. X. C.. Miami Kd'son
High, and Senior: Sebring. Fla.
and the host West Palm Peach.
Kings Mountain musicians wore
triumphant iti several reaper's on
the trip, winning favor with everyone
With whom they came In contact.
Captain O. C. O'Farvell. retired
railroad conductor who went before
the hand and made arrangements
in West Paint Beach, said
that bus people, band officials, hotel
men. apd rallwav officials remarked
to hint that the bovs and girls from
K'ngs Mountain were the beat-bohavod
group with which thev came
in contact. .
The veteran Conductor said:' 'This
is not only a compliment to the bdya
and girls, themselves, and to Director
Paul K. Hendricks, but Is also a
great tribute to the inotlhers and
father* of the baud boys and girls."
Kings Mountain lvund officials
were high in their praise of the reception
and care which they received
in West Pulin llea<1t. OfTiciula
there were most courteous, lending
Kings Mountain's olTUtale a 1W59
model auto for their convenience
throughout the stay.
.1 udfios A K. McAllister of Jollot.
111.. Dr. Frank Simon of Cincinnati,
Ohio, and Dr. Herbert .1. Clarke of
I.one Bench. Calif., were highly
praised, and In turn were high lt?
their praise of the Kings Mountain
These three prominent hand directors
fudged the local band, sitting
separately, keeping separate
notes, and turning them over to an
other official who read the ratings.
Judge A. R. McAllister, speaking
to a number of directors and officials
after the contest, said: "The
Kings Mountain hand Is amazing In
It's ability to start at such a fast
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1 James PreStomj
1 (Opinions Expressed m Thte Column
Are Not Neceeearily the Views of
Despite laws specifically forbidding
It, federal officials iiaid their
press agents merrily continue lobby
tng for and against legislation.
Not in a single instance discernible
so far have they sought either
lO nave uio imimjcni niwir? ur lu
rive citizens relief from the rule of
Since Labor Board lobbying agalnnt
Warner Act amendments wae
disclosed by a epectal House Investigating
oonundUee. the official lobbyist*
have been more careful.
Their irietJiOds are more Insidious
because they have found some new
tricks in the bag.
For instance, the House voted against
appropriating money for the
Labor Board's economic division
headed by David J. Saposa. The reasons
were that sotne tcgielatom
think 8apoea Is Oo?nmun1*-ticaUy
etlned. and they feci also that the
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