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State And N
July SO.?Lodal ho*
plt*l authorities reported today that
Deputy Sheriff John Oliver, shot
last alght while attempting to ar?
Oliver was attempting to ' arrest
. Joe Walker. IT year old negro, when
according to witnesses. Jim Walker.
34 and brother of Jo*. Interfered and
whipped ont a gun. Both Oliver and
the negro fired. Both found their
mark*. one bullet passing through
Oliver's right chest, and the negro
was idiot in the abdomen.
When asked why he interfered
with his brother's arrest. Walker
aald, '<1 wanted to question the officer
whether my brother "was guilty
->?n<l he wouldn't let me; so 1 shit
New Bern, July 30.?T.Ue annual
stockholders' meeting of the Atlantic
and North Carolina Railway Co. j
has_ been postponed from Aug. 8 to
a date to be announced later
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Luke Lure, July 30.?Lo, these
many years, there have been Strang
mumblings In Bald Mountain and
people thought maybe the old moun
tain might be volcanic or something
aad the rumblings "were coming
(roan the depths of the earth.
But a group of members of the
National Speleological Society,
came here from Washington recently
and with scant respect for copper
head moccasins, crawled through
th? fissures, and exploded th em>\h
They found that the noises were
caused by boulers which break loose
from the top of the subterranean
-crevices and thunder down to the
.bottom of the caves.
The caves had never been fully
Phenix Robber Arrested
BUI Bennett, local white man, who
Is alleged to have broken into the
Phenix Mill Store Monday night has
been arrested according to Chief of
Police Jimmy Burns. The front
.glass window of the store was broken
but the robber entered thru the
rear. A suit of clothes apd a pair of
shoes was missing. Bennett hjg> con
ressed that he entered the store I
end took the merchandise. Police recovered
the stolen goods which
ere Identified by Frank Olass, man
. ager of the f _ tlx Store.
Sta^s To Sell Centennial
The Stag Club xwlll have 'charge
of the advance sale of .'tickets to the
Cleveland County Centennial, ' according
to Hoyle "Snooks" MqDanl-el.
Any person desiring tickets, at
th? advance reduced price may secure
them by contacting any member
of the Club.
J " Laughing Atouj
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COB TEAB8, a certain worthy i
woman did oar family washing,
kitchen of'oar home favoring her ft*
door to chat with her a little while.
Azmt Milly, although very dev
for the present pastor of her church.
"Mis' Manic." said Aunt Mlllv.
that there biggoty preachin' man 6
jest to' suppertime, I was settin' o
Rogers come along, by.- He aees me
fcles with the gaXe latch, an' hS sex t
hare speech with thee'?-lest lak the
"Now, I aint alnrfn to let no :
! language what I kin. So I hi rigb
,rigt ?? y?' shall be heard!*
"But no sooner do he start tn 1
1 fcrin' to any. He ffadn' to ax my syn
; Bmb of a on married daughter of hi
a scandafixin' an' beta' tawked about
" *Ree*n,' I sea, 'Holdl Tere la
Isaigh Qarter at the age of eeemty
tor, wns meklrin' htnrf kind of pi
l of the lady members of the ceagiegi
; axed you, as the pastor, to 'monstra
: because he'd done glee you flee dol
' tole me to shot up my Made mouth i
" Ttee*n,' I sea, 'ex ye sows, so s]
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?M atioiul News?
Atlantic City. July 30.?Vacationists
were agog, tba police department
waa jittery and the city'a It
am 'iMWg "Mr.
iltnultaneoua gambling raid# led by
slaui-banglag Mayor Tom Tuggar.
und hia trusty sl-shooter.
The recently-elected inayer. a revolver
tucked In a pocket of . his
white linen suit, launched the raids
on four of Atlantic City's beet
known night spots early yesterday
while Police Chief Jamea McMenamiu
was at home sleeping.
Loudou, July 30.?British soldiers,
whose fathers fought the last war
In muddy, vcrmln-lnfested trenches,
may be billeted this Winter in luxurious
lyoudon apartments, many of
them with swimming pools and
rat, did not seem to cue deeply
"I'm soin' to tell you how I put
i his place. Yen yestiddy evenin'
n my front po*eh w*en the Rev-n
sotan' there sn' he stops sn' fum?
me he sex, 'Sistf Csrwr, I would
nigger whatsoever use mo* stylish
tWk to him, I sea, 'Rerr'n, draw
to speak 'en I know whet tie he's
ipatfcy on 'count of that tore-dawn,
? n bavin' sot herse'f mhrsd up in
fo'/Vsn heshould e* knowod betromiseuoas
by hangta' around two
Ukn, an' I went to you,' I sen, 'an*
te wid him, what did yoa do? Jest
llara far the new organ fund, you
m' go on home an' 'tend to my own
hall ye reaps? * s on'J"
I The government announced today
I it wag taking over many apartment
houses, including some in which a
partinonts normally rent at $15,000
a year. With luxury demands gone
since the war started the owners;
are happy to get the little the Uoveminent
Philadelphia. July 30.?A giant ^
"atom smasher" which tires electrically-charged
''atomic bullets' In
the interest of science has been com
pleted at the University of Pennsylvania.
It will be one of the attractions
at the University's bicefiten
nial celebration Sept. 16-21. '
"The most important by-product
ot this war ou the atom, so far at
least, is artificially-prouuced rudlo
active mater!;1" said Professor,. L.
N. Kidenour, who supervised % consnuction
of the machine. ' The amount
of radio .active material for
medical work ? can oe multiplied
New York, July 30.?Secretary of
WM-.A.thnsop got his first eighteen
gun salute this morning.
Btimson and his negv assistant,
former Federal Judge Robert Patter
son. arrived at the Army's Mltcl$pl
Field, on Long Island, from the
Secretary's West Mills home to take
a plane to Washington.
Field officials thumbed over the
regulation books and found - that
the Secretary of War is entitled to
an elghteen-gun salute on entering
office and an additional salute once
a year, and figured that while they
bad him handy to some guns they
might as well do him the honor.
New York, July 30.?A 4.7 percent
decrease in the tuberculosis death
rate in tne unitea states was re*
ported today by Dr. Paul M. McCain
president of the National Tuberculosis
He said ther? were 91.184 tubercn
losls deaths in 1989 as compared
with 88.877 in 1938. and that the
mortality rate per 100.000 papulation
dropped from 48.9 to 48.6.
nd1 the World
i S. COBB '
^ eaainanaeisnasNs-** .
md highly intelligent old colored
One Saturday night she sat in the
Jt. My mother came to the kitchen
KINO* MOUNTAIN, N. C.
COMMITTC* AUTMORIZID TO
MLL BALL PARK PROMRTY
The commktM appulntod by May
or J. B. Thomtdon to formulat
pliM for tho imhiMmI Stadium
mot with tho Town Council Inn
night, was madb gomanont Ifhli
coaimlttao tomgoM of Paul Noli
lor of tho Softool Boar*. W. K. Maui
oy of tho foam Council an* Chariot
Thomaioon roprooontoti vo at lar*o,
ri -r ! ii
tho property located at the ooroe
of Cleveland Avenue '' and Kin;
Tho property will ho cut up htti
deolrable building lots and odd lir
modlatoly. The money derived Iron
th? eale will go to finance the nev
stadium which will bo suitably lo
cated with reference to the school
u/cnmie pians tor tne tale will bi
announced, in the near future.
Local Man Saves
- The following 'from ''Along th<
Avenue" column In the Gestonia Ga
zeite will be of interest to Heralc
John and Elisabeth Mason, juat
back from a visit to Mr. and Mrs
Hunter Neisler of Kings Mountalr
at their aummer cottage at Cherr)
Grove Beach are telling of a reecuc
adventure more exciting and nerv?
wracking than any dans-devil mo
tlon ploture they ever witnessed. VThe
Nelslers and Masons were
having breakfast in the former's col
tage located on an Inlet where the
current is very swift. Hearing
screams from the water they wenl
out to the porch and realized that
two girls la the water were in trou<
ble. A rope was thrown out to them
and when they came In they told a
hysterical story- of two other women
who had already been carried
far out -beyond the breakers. Mr.
Nclsler has a Kayac boat.' a amall
canoe like craft built for navigating
w*y? and rapids. He~*nd Robert
Underwood, of Durham, sprang into
this boat white other men on the
shore raced to Ocean Drive for lifeguards.
Mr. Netsler rowed the boat
while Mr. Underwood endeavored to
catch hold of one of. the exhausted
girls. Only one could be rescued at
a time and the victim could not be
put into the entail boat but had to
be held on the .side of it. Time and
again the waves swept boat and victim
apart, but finally one girl wat
caught up oh the aide of the boat.
The men told the other to battle as
best she could and they woqld be
back for her. On the shore the life
guards were waiting and ready to
assist th? men if necessary. and
blanketB and other first aid meae
urea were at hand. When the boat
returned for the other girl she was
too exhausted and lifelees to lifthet
arms to catch the oar held ont to
her and Mr. Underwood managed to
cateh bold of the back of her bath
Ing suit. and brine her to the elds
of the boat.
On the shore the watchers were
tense, since the boat, going over ths
crest of th? big waves, would be en
ttrely lost to view for minutes at I
rne women who were rescuer
I were LouUe Irlok and a Mrs. Plum
mer, of Florence., 8. C who had drl
ven to the beach to ^>end the day
''It was the* fineBt piece of wOrk
t ever na^,M -said Elisabeth. ''If the
men bad rehearsed what they did
it couldn't*have clicked more per
fectly. Two lb the boat, two off folife-guards,
and others bringing
blankets and other needed things tc
the shore. But, when It was ovei
none of us copld move and none ol
us wanted to go In the water?not
Tonsil Clinic Next Week
Kings Mountain's first tonsil and
adnoid clinic will begin next Tubs
day August 6th In the High School
Building according to Dr. Z. P
Mitchell, County Health (Doctor. The
clinic will be only for those who
are unable to pay their regular phy
Dr. J. 8. Norman will operate and
Dr. Mitohell will give the anaeathe
Parents who have children wht
need to have their tonsils or ad
nolda removed are asked to contact
the Health Department In Bhelbj
Immediately so that the necessarj
arrangements can be made. A noml
nal fee of only $7-60 will be charged
for each operation.
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HUR8DAY, AOa 1, 1940.
5c A Bale For
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The anuual picnic of the Central
| Meihodlat Church School will be
' uelo at Lake Montonlu on" Friday
| utteruooii. August 2. Announcement
' was made last Sunday Uy Superintendent
B. S. Peeler that transper1
tutk>n from the church will begin at
1 6:00 o'clock in the afternoon and
' that the picnic supper will be
'spread at 6:30 P. M.
Arrangements for the outing, to
, which every member of the Church
; School U Invited-.and..,i*> which they
may bring friends, are In the hands
of a committee, of which W. M.
Gantt is chairman. Other members
of this committee are H. W. Wise,
Lloyd Ormand. Miss Dorothy Plonk
and Miss Bertha Blanton.
Transportation to and from the
lake will be provided through a com
' mittee, of which A. P. Warlick Is
I chairman. Mrs. C. A. Goforth. Miss
Mary Sue MaOlmfls, and Miss Ra1
chael Smith will assist Mr. Warlick
on this committee. Members of the
' school who have cars and room tor
extra passengers aro asked to communlc-ate
with some member of the
> transportation committee or to he
I at the church Friday afternoon at
SCHOOL OPENS SEPT. SRD
Kings Mountain boys and prli
' have only one month left to romp
' and play before the school belle be'
gin to ring calling them back to
their books and studies. The School
, Board met Tusaday and sat this
i data according to SupL B. N. Borneo
A general teachers mooting will
t be held Monday, the day before
school opens at 10:00 A. M.
I SupL Barnes le looking forward
to a moat auoceeaful school year.
. By WILL ROGERS
A RIGHT respectable old darkey
; was caught fat a chlekenooop
. that didn't belong to him, out on
the edge of Louisville. Everybody
, was surprised, especially George,
the one that was ctusht
"How la. the worlci," mi? the
an tkit owued the coop, "da yen
f*t into each a fix m thfaT"
"Well, safe," he un, " 'talat my
fault. at aSTky doctah fa to blame,
t He deae It Ifi dootah'e ordeie,
"Coat Imagine that Tear doctor
telle yon to na around la ether
people*! premiaee at night, aad rfak
; catching ookL at year age?*!
i "Weir, he dent My jea* hew lfe
to be done, bat he do eay, *Nlggah.
yea all muet hare chicken eoup.
You eee It tint my fault, and yoa
bettah talk to the doetah about 11
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Cotton Defense (
Nickel-A-Bale War Chest of
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Council President Cells For Univer- ne
el Service In Battle for Increased of
Cotton fimi? and cotton tanners ?
of Cleveland county and surround- ?
lug area were called on today by ? ,
President Oscar Johnston of the jj?
National Cotton Council for "100 j
percent allegiance In. cotton's total j*
war tor Increased consumption." a
In a message addressed to local p
producers throughout the country
President Johnston declared fhat ar<
"'the raw cotton Industry is arming K'
as never before la -Its *- history to te-.
smash down the blltskreig of shb bo
stltutes, surplus, and foreign coinpe 0,1
fHie message came slmuUaoeousl> Hi*
with the National Cotton Councirs f
announcement of a "universal service"
plan te provide funds with ,
which to carry on the fight during Li)
the coming year. The plan, to go In- ?
to effect August 1, calls for a defense
'und of lve cents on every
bale of lint and three cents on ev- thl
ery ton of seed, mobilized with the me
help of each of the fi*e primary raw
cotton Interests. "thl
Under the new plan, arrange- ?ei
ments have been perfected enabling pn
the producer to make his ntokel-a be
bale contribution at the first point
of sale, either to the cotton merchant,
large or small, or the glnner ' 1
or warehouseman acting as mer- rc
chant. This contribution la carrldQ
on from merchant to compressor, Ti
who remits the accumulated funds
to the Council when the bale is first
dtnpreaeed, or from merchant to CI
textile mill which remits on uncom at
presaed cotton. ' ne
Sixntlarlf, dntrlbutlona on seed, re'
which are made by the glnner and co
crusher, are assembled and remit- A
ted to th? war chest by the oil mills, no
''For 50 years we cotton farmers mi
have been talking about an oeganl- <
nation like the National Cotton Coon
oil to defend our markets aud find
new ones through Judicious advertls I
lag, intelligent research, and organized
opposition to restrictive legists
lion,' aald Mr. Johnston. "At last <
we have it, and in two years, equip ,
ped with modern weapons, It has
accomplished mire than any of us
thought was possible In so short a
Domestic consumption has been
back virtually ta the all-time hign,
with every Indication that a new 1?
record can be get in 1942. Plana are fr
ready for a vigorous attack on ghe w
acute problem of foreign trade. Coun ct
ctl scientists are on the trail of 8'
new uses. A united cotton Industry BI
baa gone to war." d?
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Hauira To Preach
Sunday Night ?,
Rot. L. B. Hamm, Pnator of St. ]?
Matthews Lutheran Church, will f0
bring the message Sunday night In g]
Central Methodist Ghnrch for the
third sermon of the Union Services, r*
AU cltlsons are extended a cordial la
Invitation to be present for th? ser- tt
vice. .' 'a
Rev. P. D. Patrlok of the Firs! ni
Presbyterian Church was the visit- rl
tag preacher at the First Baptist s<
Church Sunday evening.
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.ountaiu citizen* met la the City
nil Tuesday night and pledged
it* louth Anniversary Celebration
' Cleveland a big success J Itegws*
11 tat Ives of Klwanis. Lloffv and
ag Club* along with, other Inker*
ted citizens were present and
?ard officials from Shelby explain
detail the plana ?hat are being
ade for the largest event ever to
Ice place In Cleveland County.
Mayor J. H. Thomusson who la
-chairman of the Executive Com
lttee expressed his thanks for thg
rge attendance and the Interest
lown by Kings Mountain citizens,
ayor Thomasson presented Honor*
lie Otis Mull of Slmlby who is oo*
airman along with Mr. Thomas
n. Mr. Mull said. <'\v? are all go*
g to haye a good time, but It will
ke a little work and co-operation
,d everyone has been anxious to
r his part. We are going to hava
big time and celebrate together.*'
Mr. Mull presented Lee Weathers
Shelby who is President of tha
n-profit organization which is
onsorlng the big event. Mr. Waath
s explained very completely the
tier of the program of the four-day
lebratlon. He also told of soma
the interesting facts , that will bn
ntained in the spec/tl edition af
e Shelby Star to be issued in cos- s
ction with the Parade of Progress
Mr. Weathers introduced Larry
towles. of the Rogers Production
nporation who Vill have charga
the pageant, other phases ot tha
lebratlon. Mr. Knowles gave ths
(blights of the pageant, which
11 be presented In,the Cleveland
ir Grounds. Mr. Knowles also ex?
lined how the beauty queens
8868 Kings Mountain and Shelby
s to be selected. He also told how
ngs Mountain citizens could help
make the celebration a success
th artistically as wail as flnsncty.
He asked the citizens to aid
Kiidntr oHvnnpaH aa In ilnlrhfta frz
> pageant and to also talk up the
r event with every person they
ions T?o Meet At
The Kings Mountain Lions Club,
sir wives and invited guests will
iet next Tuesday at El Bethel
ithodist Church for another of
p out-door suppers of the Bunsmef
sson. The meeting will begin
umptly at seven o'clock and tnerars
are asked to be on time.
The Church is located just oft the
elby Highway about three miles
im Kings Mountain.
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ho Hnnrl Renninn
The annual reunion of the JHord
an will be held at the usual place,
the old home place of Jesse Hord
ar. Shelby. Saturday.' Aug. 10. All
latlvee and friends are urged to
me and' spend the day together,
picnic lunch will be spread at
en. Tour presence Is needed to
alee the crowd complete. Come!
>plnlone Expressed in This Column
Are Not Necessarily th# Views of
It was a month ago, or a Httle
nger. aoolt Miner was uenina ine
ont lines of the German army that
as surgln gover France like vuo:8sive
banks of grey fog. He had
anted one of his rare interviews to
I American newspaper correaponsot.
And the reporter asked Hitler
>out the '<flfth column."
The "fifth column' Is. now the
asstd phrase used to detnribe the
tlvitles of the traitors and sako*
urs in European countries who
id the preliminary groundwork
r the Nasi successes before a sine
'blow was struck on either side.
The phras* was originated by the
bel Oeneral Mola during the Span
h War. Mola deolared that hie
oops would capture Madrid be*
inse there were four strong cot*
mns of soldiery advancing on the
ty and also a fflfth lolsmn' of fas
:1st sympathisers within the galea*
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