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VOL. 26 NO. 20.
State And N
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Winston-Salem. Ma> /l.?The Rev
P. M. Crosby of Hickory was eloc'ed
commander of ih? North Carolina
department. Veterans of Foreign
'A'ars. at the department's annual
convention here yesterday.
Charles F. Stowe
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Funeral services for Charles F.
L ' Stowe, age 66, were held at his late
I rhMdcnte on last Friday morning at
w, 10:30 o'clock with interment follow
in? In Mountaiu Rest cemetery. Rev
P. D. Patrick, pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church, of which Mr.
^ Stc-we was a member, was in charge
of the services.
Active pall-bearers were P D.
Herndon, Dan Bridges, Earl Black.
A. it. Conlwell. N. K. MCGill and S.
O. Klrby. Honorary pall-bearers included
J. R. Roberts, W. \V. Parrish
and the deacons of the Presbyterian
M . Stowe was a native of the
Ne* Hope section of Gaslua county,
lis family having long been prom
inertly identified with the religious
anJ social life of that community.
F.e came to Kings Mountain in
ycung manhood' and was- for many
yiv.rs connected with the Cora Mill
Sto~?. in recent years he lias opera
: tec a store near his home on the
Kings Mountain - Cherryvllle highway
J-fl.s death, followed a heart attack
of the previous day and was a
gret.t shock to his friends and relAtivca.
He is survived by his widow and
the following children: Mrs. J. A.
Kpivey. Charlea and Houston Stowe
of Kings Mountain. John Stowe of
Shelby, and Mrs. Henry Yuan of
Greenville, S. C.
SOUTHERN AIRES AT
The Southernaires. Kings Mountain's
superb string band that has
been making a bit every place it
ha* made an appearance wilt present
a another performance 1n East
End School, Friday night. The show
is being sponsored by the Boys'
Class of Grace M. E. Church and the
public Is cordially invited to hear
this outstanding quartette play.
'..? > ?Ain SRStMSSgMMP^
- With IRVT
/"\F COURSE, in these days, who
obscure or so old-fashioned tha
orchestras and schemes for a propos*
could be made to apply in aay An
formed that in a previous decade it
As the tale runs, a man who hi
Nebraska country seat moved to Nc
Mas. Years later a friend from Y
Naturally talk drifted back to chile
"I guess the old town hasn't <
the New Yorker.
"Not much," said Jim. "She's pi
"I presume they still blow the
night just as they started to do sho:
"Naw, they nad to quit that a
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V.', of Helm out, died today at u lio*-'
p.-.itl here of Injuria* received Suu
uu> when struck by an automobile
on Wilkinson boulevard near Creijt.union.
Sherifl C. O. Kobinsou of Gab
tot county sslo no u'luttifA.
TJe1*.? 'BwfiirtJt ugiuiiHt. William Winter
of Charlotte whom be said was
the driver of the car.
Charlotte. May 21.?The annual
rotvention of the North Carolina
Pharmaceutical association opened
here toduy with PhU D. Gattia of
Hickory* May 21.?Onrge P M'auney,
seveuty, of near Newton, dicu
in a Hickory hospital at 7 p. m. Sun
city of tnjuiies receive i .n an auto-,
mobile collision on H gitway 7u a" cut
four hundred fee west ??f the
?. "on-over citv limits lac" . oalurday.
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i oner rorm
I ?iNauoual New*?
j. Washington. May 21.?Barely a J
fifth of the army's funds tor (lie last
decade were spent for new equipmeui
and modernization.. War' Department
live Di-uct liartou, ltep.. New York,
saya nobody cares what Congress is
doing and that imail tats dropped
tlvo or ten percent of Its tender vol
"All the- mail we get now is from
people who want us to get into war
or to keep out of war." he told the
Brooklyn Ohumbci ol Commerce
Columbia, S. C.. May 21.?A total
peach production about equal to last
year's was forecast today by Frank
O. Bit*, F"-u\/iul-State 1'IJ.op statistician.
Bowman. N. D.. hidy. 211- An Ok-j
lahoma gunman who Invaded thel
North Dakota Badlands, for a sl.000
holdup took lit too much territory
and today round -himself hi jail after
a 34 mile running-gunflght with
The gunman. who nave his name
aaOscat Mills of CUlekasha. Oklu.,
admitted. Sheriff Joseph- R. Hawks
of Bowtman County said, holding up
the Breeder Exchange just before
noon yesterday and fleeing with
Washington. May 21;? Sharp chan
ges in several phases of the New
Deal program may be exported as
the nation begin* to flex its" muscles
for the national defense drive. I
The War and Navy Departmental
find that some of the labor and con
tract, law restrictions stand in the
way of speed.
Gardiner, Mont., May .21. -A tooth
ulcer caused Mrs. Anamnc Scott to j
postpone her wedding day for a
week ? until next Saturday ? hut
that was too late. *
John Jones, her 24 year old fi
ance. wan crushed to death Sunday
In a mine at Silver City. Nov.
GERMAN POLICE DOG MAKES
WAR ON HOG8
The attention of Paul Cole was:
recently attracted to his hhg pen:
something: having attacked one of]
his hogs. He found a large Herman
| police dog with his teeth sank deep I
.'Into the sixty pound, shoal's hack
just behind the shoulders, tearing It I
| too death. The dog held on. It
could not he scolded off until Mr.
! Cole It it hard with a hoard.
Quite recently. |n the same nei-j
I ghhorhood. Mr. Winv Williams lost j
j a 250 pound hoe the same way.
| SATURDAY IS VOTING DAY
| Voters yvill go to the polls Satur!
day to east their ballots for their
favorite candidates for Democratic
nominations for Governor and County
Commissioners. One Governor Is
to bs selected from a field of seven
candidates and three County Commissioners
are to be selected from
a group of seven.
Offtolals for East Kings Mountain
Preoinet, whs will have charge of
the voting at the Town Hall are:
Arthur Crouse, D. Goforth, and I
Boyd Putnam, and for West Kings >
Mountain at tha Cleveland Mater I
I Co., L. W. Weeden, B. M, Hayes
and %v. A. William*.
nd the World
N S. COBB
n no community is so small or so
it it lacks service stations and jazz
ed Civic Center, this story no longer
. . Wk _ . m _ , . 1
en can town, mrt 1 am miaoiy inhad
a baaia of fact behind it.
id been born and reared in a remote
:w York where he succeeded in buallia
former home came to aee him.
[hood tfcenea and memoriea.
changed much, has it Jim?" naked
netty modi tha tame."
curfew whistle at nine o'clock every
rtly before we moved EaatT"
fter a few month*. It woke every>
KING8 MOUNTAIN, N. C. T*
"It was ouh of the best ?how? ?tv
or tpresotJIed in Ktugs Mou.itain.'
or 'it ?as really a *1.00 show fo
only 2&c" were typical remark
hcaid after the Iwor.s Club Mlustre
which was presented lust
rtum. ? . very one . who attended. am
the number wus very large won
hlgb'iu their praises tor each of tin
four attractions which made up tin
h'irst, Uie Minstrel, with Huge
Crier as the Interlocutor. '' rough
down the house with the witty jokei
arid songs And next the Osborni
Trio of Shelby, youthful song ant
dauee artist ctitelrtalned the lat??'
kr.U lb. Llu.lll.nnh.
UUUIVU^r UI1U II11U III' lli r?|/v 11IIUUIK
with the difficult routine of th<
And next on the program \va'
Kings Mountain's own string band
The tSouthernairos. wlte received i
large applause for their "'sweet'
music and song. The, Quartette wm
really one of the hits of the show.
^And last. I ut not by any means
least was Toby Williams and hi
'College of Musical Knowledge1' af
stated by Lewis Cathey and his cA
chestra front Gastonia. At tlie -con
elusion of tlie _ c ontest Professor:
Fred Stallworth and Paul McGinnii
declared Virginia Hudspeth and U*
iy Ruddock the winners, and boll
'were presented appropriate prizes
a block of ice and a live rooster.
Club Secretary Myron Rlivjte 1n
troduced tho different acts and ex
pressed appreciation for the clul
for the large attendance.
J., P. Thompson who had charge
of the performance was given a rls
ing vote of thanks at the regit la
meeting of the Lions Club Monda:
night, for his efforts in making tin
Kings Mountain High School'
gtautumng class, Donating >u po-ssi
piiiiics ot gradntsUou. will rccehi
ihoir diploma.-: Wednesday -evening
.\la> lib. 194b . 8:0b o'clocli. ui-rort
ing in "Tin . louuiaiiicer," higl
Tlx- piogluiiD aicoidiilg to tlx
school pup?*r, will be- as toUows.:
Commence Sermon Sunday nigh
May 2l>. 104b. 8: ou o'clock.
Speaker, Rev. R X. Ilalrd, Pivs
tor. First A. it. P. Church.
Grammar School Graduating Ex
orclses Tuesday night, May 28. 8:0'
Address by Rev. II. C. Sprinkle, jr.
Pastor Central Methodist Church
Presentation of Certificates by Su
perintendeut B. N. .iarnes. Presen
tution of Medals by Mr. C. G. White
High School Graduating Exercises
May 29, 8:00 o'cdock. Speaker, l>r
Hunter B. Blakely, President Queer
Chlcora College, Charlotte.
Presentation of diplomas. Dr. L
P. Baker, Chairman School Board.
Presentation of Medals and A
wards. Mr. D. M. Bridges, Princlp.-i
of High School.
Lions Have Zone Meeting
The Kings Mountain Dions Clul
was host to visiting clubs from th<
zone composed of several conntiet
of which Cleveland is one. at tht
Woman's Club Building Monday ev
ening. Following the supper Wil
Mam Pl?|nk. Zone Chairman. intvo
duced the visitors by Clubs. Pas
District Governor Robert Cook o
Shelby Introduced District Governoi
Dan Stewart of Ashevllle who pratf
ed William Plonk for the fine worl
he had accomplished as /.one Chair
man. Mr. Stewart made a > ry In
terestlng and Inspiring address 01
Rev. H. C. Sprinkle presented or
appeal from the Red Cross for fundi
to relieve suffering in the war-ton
areas of Europe.
W. E. Blakely. postmaster It
Kings Mountain for the past fou
years, has been nominated by Pres
idept Roosevelt to succeed htmseli
according to an announcement fron
Mr. Blakely was recently recom
mended for the position, which b?
comes an indefinitely-termed Jol
with the new Civil Service ratine
by Congressman A. I#. Bnlwinkle.
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iURSDAY, MAY 23. 1?40.
REI) CROSS TO RAISE $
Director* of II Rtings WWJSRair.
Merchant*' Association met Pueada>
night in the Herald office and ap-i
.. proved closing ate res. and busineas;
. houae* each Tuesday afternoon dur,
ing June, July and August. Presis
dent of the Association, Glee A.
I Bridges, presided, and the Directors
uTata big majority of the
t firms desired to have a half holiday
u each week during the summer
The eluino will b?oin th? fir*? I
Tuesday In June, and continue . for
three months. Complete details will
be published in the next issue of
l The Herald..
Wins Trip To j
1 Atlantic City
1 Mrs. E. W. Grift in. uivmhur of tinI
I Woman's Club, and State Safety Hi
1 Irector for the Federation of Wo/mail's
Clubs, received a wire y'estev1,
^ day morning from Milwaukee; informing
her thut she had been voted
the best State Safety Director in
j the I'ttftod States, by the Woman's
Club Council now In session there
'S- Mrs. Griffin was notified nester
day morning by the National D;
rector, and informed that she thti5
won the annual trip to Atlantic
t City awarded the State Safety T)
i rector who lias done the most out
standing work for safely.
The exact date of the trip to At
. la title City has not been set. but
y Mrs. Griffin told the Herald that i*
would be sometime during the lat,
let* part of the summer when the
. General Federation of Woman's
* in UN iut'ui? in nil* ;"ncw .rt iHi-y rny.
The awarding of the trip to Mrs.
f Griffin Is a distinct honor. Loth to
Iter and to the many women through
out the ftate who work with Mrs.
Griffin in the interest of safety.
1 Vocational Interest Pro.
gram In High School
Four speakers have appeared hi j
j the Kings Mpujuailt Higli School]
auditorium within the past week in
' the vocational interest program
j which has been in action hi tin
J" j school.
Last Friday two speak.?1* spoke
1 to toys and girls interested" in tlie'.r
1 respective profession*. The speaki
j-.rs vrf>re T>r. Glenn, of Gastonin.
: who spoke to SS girls who are interested
in nursing; and Supt. .T. if
* i Grigg of the county school system
I who talked about teaching us a life
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Monday Mr. Chas. Bryant. of tlie
H j Itiyailt Electric Co.. in Uastouia.
j spoke to the boys In school who at e
, 1 interested in electrical engineering.
Vesterday a large number of both
. boys oud girls who are Tntercsted in
. stenography, accounting, and bookloo
oping heard (Jeorgto Etnoryc
, who talked on that subject.
The vocational work, which is new
i in Kings Mountain School. Is sponsored
by the Vocational Department
of the Klwenls Club, with Mr. Paul
M. Noisier acting as chairman.
it was announced that Mr. NolsI
lor haa been trying to secure Johnny
Crowell (or a talk on aviation.
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By WILL ROGERS
, TT'S a sad fact that men <fc> get
A Idnda mean sometimaa, just
from driving automobiles. Tney
; snap back at their wives, instead of j
saying, "Why, thanks for the ad;
i vice. By Jove, I never would have
, j thought of slowing down for that |
chuck-hole if you hadn't men
j tioncd it."
1 One man was doing his best,
driving across the continent, but it
i wasn't ao very good. I guess. Well,
, his wife and his wife's sister were
talking about aviation, in the back
[ "l oat ?dawtand," mays the
: I elster-in-law. "hew it is that Lind
bergk rot kmh m mit, and this
1 Grayson plans, with Mrs. Grayaoa
and two rood aviators, never could
? "That's ?asy," says tho driver.
. "Lindbsryh didn't have any advica
* fro so the bade seat!"
I asHsaa Mrwi IWaa laa
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Everything Is in readiness for the
..ne-aay drive to raise Kings Mountain's
quota of MOO.OO in the Red
Cross War Relief fund. Ladies wit!
oe in booths Saturday to receive the
volunteer offering to relieve suffering
in the shell-shattered low coun
tries of Europe, and it is the desire
of the committee that everyone
have a part in raising this fund. It
the fund is not raised by the freesPM'.y
plans will have to be made to canvass
every citizen until the money
The publicity Committee of the
War Relief fall, composed of Mrs.
C. E. Noisier. It. 8. Peeler. I?. N.
Harm's. Haywood K Lynch and Ret
L. B. Ilaiunt met iti the Red Cross
Office Monday iifteriioou and formulated
plans of publicizing the-call In
Kincs Mountain's quota of $4OO.0i
will be a part of a total of .<10.000.000
sought by the Red Cross in the
I'nited States. Norman IK Davis,
national Reft Cros.s chairman, litis
'declared'that sutr-'a minimum es
twnate" of the amount a< tually m-c
ijSKarv to care for wounded soldiers;
ar.d civilians in the war area
1 Pointing out the dire n'oo.l of Al
iuhi troops uihi people^ ior mi*, mon .
oh,- the Chairman said tlia: "?r .a
flvilf/id and .hiiiiiiUittaidan nation.,
it a tho very lonkt w.o can do to
, make i ontriIx.tions of all Iho money
wp can spare to wsc the suffering
both of the soldier* and the inno
cent bystanders in the nations over j
run by Hitler's legions."
THE MAYOR ASKS OUR
"I want to appeal to the cit- j
izens of Kings Mountain to make
< a hearty response to the call of
the American Red Cross for ten
million dollars as a war relief
fund to help the suffering and
needy in the Allied Nations of
""We may well be thankful
that we can -helo by just giving
dollars instead of men and lives.
Our money will be saving many
who would otherwise, perish because
of starvation. Out of gratitude
for peace in our own
country and for our many blessings
many of us arc glad to
share. -? . .
"Of that ten million dollars
our town is asked to raise $400
That is a small amount and yet
will do much good work. Let
our people uniteoly put this over
as we have the habit of doing
all good and worthwhile causes.
"Our. Chapter of Red Cross t
does not plan a canvass of the
town by workers, but is asking
our people to go to one of their j
booths stationed at various <
points in the city and give their
money. Saturday. May 25th, i
these booths will be open all j
day. This is a worthy cause and |
I appeal to you to give it your
"J. B. Thomauon, Mayor."
L. W. Hamrlck. Chairman of the I
local Chapter of tin- Rod Cross re-j
rtelved the following telegram yesterday
telling of the dire need for
"With several million men located
In mortal combat on French and
Belgian soil the relief needs of Bellman
French peoples are reaching
staggering proportions. Already five
million pitiful refugees are clogging
every road into central southern
France trying to escape bombing
and strafing from airplanes. Our
representative* In Framee report
thousands dying by rondstdes of
wound*, frigh; and hunger. American
Red Cross must rush relief of
evry kind if these Innocent people
are to be saved. We are expediting
millions of dollars In money and
supplies but wo peed more and bigsrer
contributions to carry on. Cannot
tiveo upon you too strongly
need for prompt action if we arc to
"befriend these sorely tried victitTfs
of brutal warfare. \\'o count upon
yon to reach and oversubscribe your
goal within shortest possible time
Bvery day's delay means hundred*
mnv die because we have not j
brought them aid in this saddest,
"Norman 11. Davis.'
Kings Mountain Fire Department
now has- four graduates from tbe
North Carolina Fire College, the
fourth member to receive his diploma
is Klmo Dridges who was given
his award last week in Charlotte
Three other momfber* namely: Ted
Oamhle Paul Falls, and Hoyle McDanle.
attended the school .And fire
Fire Chief Grady King and Mayor
J. P. Thomasson attended the
dedication exeroiaes of the Palmer
Drill Tower. Mayor Thomasson also
attended the banquet honoring the
V.. 4 ' a v
(B> Aubivy Maguey)
"Stirub w?n u:.cl *<rtib people Ku
losetbcr" declared Dr.. .J. I*. I* Ma*
'lor. ho-ad of the Dairy DepartmentOt
ClUllXftn ( ?lLui?n- ?u ? I- -- ?*-?- ? ? ' "**
^Bu^'TBursuay'vvvu'ng to the Kiwun
i? Club and their' gut sis at a din-tmr
at the Woman's Club liuildins lto
said that kind of people will not
take care of their -stock and wdll
lose them,'Pure bred stock was to
be given good treatment."Ku-Jt
people" saw L?r. iwMusier,
tio <uto livestock lor tuu and you
.an nave tutt raising eaitle, in litis ng
beauluui slots. alio tu 'jieaiv.ns
-.a.a. iuuiuv It n millionaire ?ain
nave tun in this business 'we* tanners
who uiusi make a living rau
nave tup." lie pointed out :hot a
cott.ou tanner spcnus only 11" day.t
a year in raising cotton and lie uveitis
pay to-, a lull vtar. Dlversill- * '
[ eattoti has been taken by many to
oe raising st ole other plant Much as
.01U. lH!t:>.; tobuoeo. peanuts. etc.
litest- pu.i... eouu'o If with notion
101 the lund undf take labor hugely
at me same tiuie as cotton, ilut oatlie
raising and dairying require la001
throughout lite year atul there
1 is income (Inoughoat the year. Milk
j ing is a Kt>j cays a year Job.
Or. .U-Mus'it wis. presented by ill',
.lob? I,. Wilkiirs. otHily. ug.-nt
101 Cleveland Cwint>. 1? uij remark*
ho .stated that ht wanted to
work witli the fanh people around
Kings Momitalu and watt ready to
do alt that he could in our interest.
He suggested livestock as i supplement
to the I'anners income from
cotton aud other crop.-. He said thai
lie could think of nothing better.
The program was in charge ot' Ar
| i.oid K.aer. chairman of Commute?
on Public Affairs. Wilii Mr. K.scr ou
[ this committee are ijW- A. Hridges,
j t'. U. iieindon, K L. Maunoj, J. A.
.Noisier. II. S. Neil! ur.d C. S. Williams.
I.add llainrick. president oC
the Kiwants, in introducing the'pro*
gram of fie occasion .presented
Ofie of the objective? of the oi-g animation
was to build a better fanning
and cattle ' raising 'community . All
Klwnutans whether farmers or not
'ne said are interested in la ruling
A'?> would build a closet, fellowship
ottween our organizufion ar.o ail
farincHS. dairymen and ?ni*le raisers.
Greetings from tin*. dub vura
lirctuclu to tin- guvs': l>y Plato .
tli'i'itdon Mr. Kc'-i presented ' and
rend a sketch of the life activities
of Mi W'. D Anthony, pioneer farm
er and dairyman, and of Mr. W. A.
'Ware, pioneer miller of Kings Moutt
tatn..'Other special guests, of the occasion
were; Mr. I lay May selies,
representative of the Carnation
Milk Company, who urged that the .
farmers produce and sell milk to
1 the Cnmation company which is oa
tablishing a milk depot in Shelby,
Maury* Gaston, the county agent of
Gaston county; Leo Thornton, assistant
county agent of Cleveland
county; AAA Committeemen of No.
4 Township in Cleveland county and
Crowd era Mountain Township in
Gaston county, including Robert
Robinson, Dane S. Rhyne and C, L,
Putnam; Prof Morris nnd the 4-H"
Club Boys of the Beth ware School;
and about fifty of the leading farmers
of the communities around
Kings Moimtutn interested in cattl*
raising and dairying
ky JameS Presto*
(Opinions Expressed in This Column
Are Not Necessarily the Views of
As the big totalitarian states ot
Kuropc continue the inhuman and
methodical process of crushing the
neutral' notions under their iron
heels. Americans are able to observe
? at a distance ? the fifth
column" technique in action.
Briefly, this technique involve#
the introduction of spies, sabotage
unMiatu u rwl ?Vmno IHI-IO ro tn?A
country with which your nation 1*
not a war. Thin "fifth column" Knad
unity establishes Itself In positions
where It can do the maximum amonnt
of damage once the two coun
tries In quostlon fro to war. f
iThere have been frequent occasions
since when the phrase, has boea
justifiably applied to happenings in
troubled Kurope. WashlnfOoo va
(Cont'd on Kdltorial pace)