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William st on, N. C., Aug. 30.HL
Coast guard patrol boats piled thi
tbe flood-swollen Ronpoke . <t \
tew* day, rescuing Isolated farm farmtlii
from onrushtng waters which a
F ' - ready have claimed five lives an
caused thousands to become hom
less In northwostern North Carotlm
Three families were rescued froi
the roofs of houses about three in
es up the river from here, and
dozen boats were searching In tfc
vicinity of Oriin Island, seven
miles down the river for other fan
As the Roanoke rose rapidly I
a new record high there, emergent1
crews were forced to abandon
sandbag barricade designed to Bat
a highway and a four-mile road fl
from the death-dealing waters.
Oklahoma City, Aug. 20.?An oflf<
of |640 per trip to all takers to fe
ry planes across the turbulent No
th Atlantic to England hud the Q
lahoma flying fraternity buzzing t
The Relic Committee of 'he Cei
tenntal Cerebration has requeste
The Herald to make a last mtnul
appeal for any old souvenir or ol
tlmey articles for uBe during tli
Exposition. All articles will be r
turned to the owners, and excellei
care will be taken of them.
One member of the commit tc
had heard that an old Confederal
uniform was someplace in /ini
Mountain; it this is true and an
one knows the whereabouts of
they are asked to contact Mrs. J. 1
Herndon, or call The Herald Ottlc
Please, please try to find any o!
articles that will be of interest an
call Mrs. Herndon or The Herali
Auction Land Sale
The auntion sale of the properl
at the corner of King Street an
Clevelani Avenue dhtch was ache
uled for Saturday Aug. 24th, hi
been postponed until Saturday, Sc
tember 21st. The delay In the schi
uled sale is due to a legal technics
Ity which requires all land ownc
by a town to be advertised once
week for four consecutive weel
prior to the date of sale. The pro
crty has already been subdivided
to attractive residential lots. ar
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vuuiuiuicQ in cnarRe oi ill? 88
extend a cordial Invitation to pre
pectlve buyers to drive by and 1
apect the lota.
B. L>. Qarpbell has surveyed tt
property and had a blue print hat
of all the lota and any Interest*
citizen may Inspect same by co:
tactlng Mr. Campbell or Charh
Thomaason at the Elmer Lumbi
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TT IS related that a young la1
which waa in the lower Bias
his signature to an order in a cai
The judge not being at home, the
the Information that her employ*
address to which she directed the
The place proved to be a "beer to
found in the locality.
Sore enough, there present wi
with some companions; he was
best, for which he sought relief 1
of beer; and he was engaged in
After some hesitation the >
pectful distance of the table, a
shuffle of the cards was in pro;
notice." He had not proceeded v<
pulsed.. Awaiting another opporti
explanation of the nature of th
situation. His Honor, enraged at
his list on the table, upsetting 1
his chair peremptorily command*
of a Una.
That was too much for the
his mission and to be threatene
' indignation. With an air of m
"What! Punishment for coot
"Dot's enough," interrupted 1
deratand, no matter where it iss, 1
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? Utbbsiowu, N. J., Aug ISO.? Four 1
u men were killed today tri an exploit- "
v A- ' ' , " I'M^'ur-a
*. uutlaiug at mi! Dui'out Company's ?
1- ..cpauuu dynamite plant. shook
id , uiIoiuks over a wide urea and shut
tr- .ered windows live miles distant.
a. fThe builling was used for filling "
url ridges Willi powuer. - v
The structui v, about 25x50 feet c
1 occupied an isolated plot at the '
i>jant and was surrounded by an '
j jarthen dike, above five feet high v
After the blast, only a deep crater Ln*
marked where It had stood. 11
The shock of the explosion rocked ?
o ulldlngs for miles around. Sinoke "
y columns could be seen across the il
a Delaware "River in rhoctor p? 11
' Dallas, Aug. 20.?She didn't com' k
plain much because her husband f<
Jr made her pay $5 a week for room ?
and board In their home, a 30 ydar t
old Dallas woman testified in DIs- 6
? j trlct Court. ii
0 But she did protest ? vehemently s
?after he charged her for gas. and c
_ oil consumed by the fumlly autonio- p
blje when she used |t to run er- p
"Divorce granted," Judge Dick ft
^ Dlxdn ordered. ' d
le " a
id Mother Of Local
S* Lady Dies v v
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura
Howard, 78. mother of Mrs. Earle c
Thomusson, who died at the home I
e of her daughter. Mrs. A. O. Finley, v
iB In Charlotte eurly' Wednesday morn- *>
j" ing will be held this afternoon at 1
four o'clock In Oastonla, Rev. P. D. '
' Patrick, pastor of the First "PreSby- P
terian Church, will be in charge of 1
the service which will be conducted '>
. Carothers Funeral Home in Oastonla c
* Mr. Patrick will be assisted by Rev <
Freeman of Charlotte, friend and *
neighbor of the family. Interment *
will follow in Hollywood cemetery
in .Qaatpnla. a
Active pallbearers will be grand- a
sons of the deceased. '
Mrs. Howard bad for the past see t(
. oral years made her home with her f|
T_ daughter. Mrs. Flnley, In Charlbtte. v
lg She had been ?tn bad health for sev ^
eral years and was critically ill for
. the past six weeks.
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naiB. nunaru was formerly M18B
(fl Laura Nixon of Lincoln County. She It
a married James E- Howard. April 81 p
C8 1881. Her husband died 12 years ago. u
Mrs. Howard was a member of tl
ln the Main Street Methodist Chnrch
u, ln Oastonia. .
Ie Surviving are the following chll*
8 dren: Mesdames Flnley, Thomasson |
and C. C. Goodson, the latter of
Mount Holly; and M. C. Howard of .
Kiver Bend, E. G. Howard of Un- fa
te c -<?tton and D. L Howard of Hie*-/ n
le ory. Also surviving Is one slsterJ t
id Mrs. Anna Kelley of Cornelius, and
n- 18 grandchildren.
58 Mrs. Thomasson has the syotpa- l
?r thy of the entire community In her t]
hour of bereavement. p
Kind the World [ 5
/US S. CUBB |
> Doubt About It
IN S. COBB ei
syer sou rht the judge at his home, 0
it Side, f<>r the purpose of obtaining *
le where prompt action was essential. ti
maid who answered the door confided \
?r would likely be found at a nearby |
caller. TMthrr went the young man. ,
nnel;" tyj.^ai of a number then to be t
ls His Honor. He was seated at a table
coatless, and visibly affected by the
n copious draughts from a huge stein
a game of pinochle. n
oung lawyer approached within res- d
nd at the end of the play, while a o
rress, endeavored to engage "judicial 0
;ry far before he was impatiently reinlty,
he again broke in with a swift
e document and the exigency of the "
the young man's persistence, pounded tl
lis beer, and rising menacingly from p
M) affrnmaw rlawaaf
tr*m ?uv ??"*?? aiv ^ W u?|r?iv UUUCI |mtU ^
young lawyer. To be unsuccessful In 6
d with punishment also, aroused Ms
fogled astonishment and derision he e
empt of court for my conduet id this
the judge with a roar; "I haf you un- n
am always a subject of gondemptt" d
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URSDAY, AUGUST 1ft, 1940
CENTENNIAL BOX 8EAT8
ON SALE FRIDAY
A limited number of box seat tickets
f-rr the b?q Cleveland Cc.unts
UlMlhrtlil1 Pageant will be on Mle
et the King* Mountain Drug Co. and
Griffin's Drug Co. FrMay morning
from 9 to 12.- A committee of ladiee
from Kinge Mountain ia in charge
of the sale, and everyone who de.
aires a ticket may secure same with
out having to wait for the rush the
, night of the performance. Only box
i seats will be offered and' the first
, come will be served. The price of
the tickets will be $1.00.
> Dorothy Hoke Is
; Miss Kings Mountain
Miss Dorothy Hoke, attractive duit
r shier of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. llokh, j
^ was declared "'Mlsa Kiuss Moun- j
' tain" to represent The Heat Town
In The btate at the Mammoth blei
^ I'nllinii f'Olltltv fnlllunninl ...ix-t ....... V
- ? % wuai>y VU?^VIIIIIUI U' Al l|\.Ujy]
J Miss Hoke was named -winner th J
the lively contest conducted here,
hist night by judges of the Queen.
1 Contest. Miss Kings Mountain will
" be crowned Monday night in .front
' of the grandstand in the Cleveland
County .Fairgrounds. Miss Hoke is
c a student at the Woman's College of
U. N. C. In (Iruensboro.
j Miss Ottie White, daughter of Mr.
. and Mrs. C. 0. "White was the run
' uer-up-and to her goes the honor of
! being "Miss 18^." She will assist
.. Miss Kings Mountain during the
. coronation ceremonies at the Cele>
h -'i i.ri. Site will share honors with
. "Miss 1940" the runner-up In the
r Shelby contest.
i. Messrs litll Fulton and Snooks Mc
| Daniel who had charge of I he contest
in Kings Mountain expressed
their appreciation for (he co-opera
tlon and interest shown here. and
I congratulate the winners.
The complete list of contentjnts|
and. the votes received follow:
Dot Hoke 138.408; Ottle White
71.061; Elizabeth Nelll 16.604; Phyllis
Patterson 18,690; Edna Hoffman
| 10.755; Helen 8tewart 7,744; Mary
' E. Goforth 6;330; Rachel MoClaln
4.050; Patsy White 3,870; Rachel
Smith 2.609; Jadttic Rnwles 1.421;
Hazel Falls 1.100.
Home Coming At Long
; Creek Presbyterian Church
Home Coming at l^oug Creek Prea
f tytcrian Church. August 26. The
11:00 o'clock service will be conducted
by the pastor. Rev. FVel C.
Picnic lunch will bo spread at the
1 tp the afternoon. Miss Amy Robinson.
a member of this Church who
' Is a missionary to Japan and is
home on furlough will make a talk.
' In addition to this there will be
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ppceini music auu gooa congregatlonal
We extend to former members of,
this Church and other friends a i
special invitation to be present for
this day of worship and vfellowshlp.
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By WILL SOGERS
THE politicians at Leavenworth
and Atlanta, where the government
haa a couple of eoloniea of
them, sometimes ret to telling each
other their troubles, and they say
it's iust awful the way these boys
haa nad it put over on them.
Two of these politicians was talk1
ing, and on# of them says, "Well,
how did you happen to get here,
Why, a Jealous, envious, lowdown
skunk in my own party done
it to me. Be was so sore at my
good lock that he told in the papers
that I had stole a million dolI
lars from the treasury.1*
i "Well, well, thereVno sad to the
wickedness of eotne of these ungrateful
dogs! But why didn't you
come haek at him and make him
That's Just what I did. And I
reckon I was a fool. When ha
proved it, why here I came, end
here 111 have to stay until after
, next election anyhow."
a?rt?s Mm mtsiM. tea.
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KINO* MOUNTAIN, N. C. TH
UTeek At Central
u?f>. t*. W. Fox, ut Slntcsviile, fo:
u i iwiitor of c'eulral Mcthodial
uui'iu, will be the principal apeak'
i ... ?ue Youth Crusuue iluu?|ual
>oiiug people at Ceuiral Church
t t>.00 F. M. Friday evening. Thil
aiuiuet and the cclebrailou of the
.ova a Supper at 7 A. jd. Saturday
milling will conclude tho program
f \ ouch Crusade Week which hue
eeti conducted by ihe Youth DivlS'
)ll of tlio I'hlll't'h fliiwo Mnmluu
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Services today are as follows:
lornlng Watch, 7 A. M. led by Geo,
. Lautiinore, Jr., and followed by a
illowshlp breakfast; noon-day praj
r for peace, led by Miss Cartfyn
arpentet at 12 o'clock noon. Al
: 15 P. M. the ouug people will
leet. at the church to take picnic
upper to oak Grove Methodist
lliurcb, near Lawudale, and to at
and the Cleveland County Young
'eople's Union meeting there.
On Friday morning at 7 o'clock
ftss Mary Julia. Follock will con
uct the Morning Watch service;
t noon Miss Dot Harmon will lea?'
he prayer for peace; and at 6:1!
M. Carradine Moss will lead the
Those who have led in the servl
es previously include Miss Maudt
'lonk. Wilson Griffin and Miss VI
ian Prince at the . early morning
ervlce;' Miss Dot Hoke, Jatnet
'hroneburg. and Smyer Williams
r? at noon; and Meek Carpenter
resident of the Youth 'Division
llss Mary Kvelyn Ooforth, and BU
le Throncburg at the evening serv
es. Rev. H. C. Sprinkle, Jr., and B
Moss were speakers at evening
ervlces Monday. Tlesday, and Wed
Young people under 24 years ol
ge in the eommnnlfy are Invited U
(tend the services, and tickets art
n sale at 25 cents for the banquet
atnorrow evening and may be had
rom any member .of the Youth tDt
Ision of Central Church, or from
Irs. W. M. Gantt, adllt coqnseloi
ir the group.
The theme of the week's program
i "For Christ- Today," and the put
ose is the deepening of the spirit
al life and Christian purpose ol
be Young people of the community
Jons Hear Of
/Kings Mountain Lions were given
first hand report of the trip fout
lumbers utude to the International
(invention in Havana, Cuba.
,Following*" i#e supper in the Wo
tans Club building Tuesday evening
ilon Mike Milam told ot the trip to
lie Cuban Capitol; Tom Fulton re'
orted on the "day-life" while on the
iland;, George Mauuey gave a de
tiled account of the - "night life"
urlug 'their stay in Cuba,' and Jimiy
Burns, told of the return trip to
'he Best Town In The State. 1
Club members thoroughly dnjoyd
the reports by the foair delegates
rhtch hit the htghspets of the
Following the talks Harold Hunt)!
utt showed colored moving plctur
s that Mike Milam bad taken while
n the trip. Mr. Hunnlcutt also
bowed a reel of films of scenes
iken near Kings Mountain. Lake
lontonia and blastlug at the rock
Lions Charlie Thotnasaon, Mike
mam, and W. J. Kulkerson reportd
on details of the baseball game
) bo played Friday night with Gas>nla
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tiwanis Club To Meet
it Crowder's Creek.
Members of the Klwanis Club,
heir wives and sweethearts, will
teet this evening at 6:30 at Crow
er's Creek A. R. P. Church for anther
outdoor supper. The location
f the Church is rather hard to find
d Dr. i. E. Anthony has agreed tc
teet those not knowing the way at
lie Woman# Club Building about t
?. M. and escort them to the place
there country ham .and fried chick
n will be piled a foot high.
Rev. L. B. Hiram, who has resign
d as Pastor of St Matthews Luth
ran Church, to accept the call tc
he Burlington Lutheran Church
iade a farewell address last Thurs
ay evening following the supper In
he Womans Club building.
Lions To Play
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Members of the Kines Mounta;
Uon? -Club wilt uieel the (am ste
pinj: buseball team of the Gaston
1..0 under the Hood IlKhts. in . Ga
tonia Cridav nieht at 8 T> \t T?
track Kings Mountain ' School Ban
will inarch and pla.v for the ovei
| and It is hoped the local Imll plu
j m'k will be able to make as favor
I'.l'le Impression as the band Is sui
The ball gdme. a comic affair. wi
be fun aplenty for everyone wl
attends. t'ouch W. .1. Culberson
lining* up some real talent, such i
Holland Dixon. Hob Miller. Jlmn
| Hunts, Mike Milam. Hoyle McDanl
'Haywood b)mil ttttd several other
A real treat Is. In store for it Itllai
ous night of fun Prir.cs are to 1
The Kings Monntuln Club recel
es all the money from tickets 'so
iti Kugs Mountain Kings Mounta
citizen's who go to the game at;
have no) received ticket, are askt
to please buy them front the Kin|
Mountain booth at the grounds, i
' the money will go tri the local cltt
Tickets sell for 25o wb.ich 1
I bides transportation to and fro
Oastonia from Kings Mountain A
rangements have been made to hat
.cars in front of Central School .
lake am person who has bought
ticket and does not have a wax I
go. Inst think of It baseball fan
here's s chance to nee a hail gan
see and hear the School Band, at:
get round trip transportation to Ot
tmvtn ult for onlv 3f?c
Tickets mav be secured from an
mrmhoi of the Club. so let's so I
the ball gumo. ? . .
'IJUe Kings Mountain Cent en ni
Parade Committee, anaouuced las
nlgbt the route of the big parade-1
follows: Parade to form ou We
Gold Street th#n march up Go]
Street to Railroad Avenue; thi
Railroad Avenue to King S?re<
cross overhead bridge on King 1
Piedmont Avenue; then on Pie
mont Avenue (by Town Hall whU
will be judges stand) to Mounta'
street:; ' down Mountain Street I
Battleground Road; down Haiti
ground Road to Gold Street, whei
parade will disband.
The parade will begin promptly ;
11 A. M. and all those taking pa
are asked by the committee to I
on hand at the beginning not lati
than 10 A- M. Two cups are to I
awarded, one for the best play It
band, and one for the best marchtt
band, also two cups for the mo
Tom Fulton, Kings Mountain P
rade Chairman along with others c
tho committee ask that everyoi
park tbelr cars along the route ea
ly so that the parade can pro?e<
without delay and Interference fro
, The following is the marching o
der of the parade: State Highwa
Patrolmen. Marshalls, mounted c
horses. Flags and color guard
American Legion marching bod
Shelby Band, Dlgfiitaries,1 Mounts
Riders, Historical Vehicles, Fore
City Hand, Old Model Cars. Shell
Queen Float, Kings Mountain Que?
Float. Cherryvllle Band, Civic Floa'
Fire T>epiirtment Equipment, Cor
merrlal Floats, Kings Mountal
Schuoi Band. Boy Scouts and Panto
The following floats have alrend
been, entered- In the big parade an
others are expected: Town of Kinj
Mountain. Merchants Assoclatloi
Lions Club, Womanp Organizations
and the Kiwanis Club.
Wooden nickels will be on sal
during the,parade,-and everyone wh
desires to have one of these souv<
nlrs may buy it Tuesday morning
ALL DAY SINQING
The Kings Mountain Singing A
go citation will meet at Jtetblehdi
Sunday, Xuguat 25. with all-day sin
log and dinner on the grounds.
Among those to be there are Fil
'Slaters trio with Oeorgo llamm t
the piano of Forest City; Tho Rani
ers Quartett of Charlotte, and th
Firestone Chorus of Qastonla. B
erybody Invited to come aind brln
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Tin- mammoth crit-blutiou cotuiiK'iuoiuUiii,
.lie luuth anniversary
of the umuJain of Cleveland County
in opens Suiniay ilia lit at the CU'veluuu
p. Couuty Fair tirouiulb \v it h i lie couula
ty-ivl^le ri tvious oervleiv at 7:30
s- iy. M. (jeuer.il Chairmen. Odus Mult
le ot 8hult>> uttd J. II. Tliomuitboii of
i-l Kinyts Mouiituiu are very much elm
111 hi win iiiu i merest tna; na* been
y- shown in the big event, Committees
a and co-winkers have been busy tor
re the past several weeks tnukin'c at- " ,
raugciueuts for the biggest culebta111
(ion evet pruinoteil in Cleveland
ro County. <
is Citizen from Kings Mountain liavn
is joined hands with those from blieU
ly by to make the couiity-W'ide celobra.
ei iton a suteess from every stand's.
point. Plain, have been made to .take
ri' rare of the largest crowd ever gath>?
ei erf in "Cleveland Couiily.
A meeting was held Mbnday night
v- in the Town Hall to formulate plana
Id for the big parade to be held hero
in Tuesday morning at 11 a. in. Mayor
id .1. H. Tliomasson uppoiuted the folid
lowing a* the parade committee for
ss Kings Mountain: Claude llambright
so (irmly King. John McCill and Tour
b. Kultoit. The Towu of Kings Moun
n- tain and the MercliuutH Association
tn will liave floats In the purade. For
.?' the .convenience of the throng that
'e will-be in Kings Mountain for tho
to parade, stores will be open until 2
a p M. instead of closing at noon,
to The business section lias already .
taken on a holiday air. as the streets
>e weiv decoiatpd Tuesdaj afternoon,
id ' Large American flags and pennants
n drape the whlteway. "
; The tour glorious days of the ex>Y
citing celebration begins Sunday
t? night and ends .Wednesday. "Citizens
of Cleveland have a great deal to
celebrate for. and every man. woinau
and child is cordially invited
to attend as many days of the celebration
as possible and rejoice together
that they are citizens of this
( great county. State and nation.
The complete program follows:
" 8UNOAY AUGUST 25
Ht ''Religions Observance Day"
I j Morning
M Special Services In all Churches.
. Evening *
t0' Fair Grounds. 7:30 Sacred Band
d Concert Kings Mountain and Shelby
Bands. Massed choirs of all ChurchIk
es in Cleveland Couuty, Congregiv
^ tlonal Sing of Old Time Hymns,
re (T i) ion Religious Service ?- All
Churches in Cleveland County participating.
at Sermon?Dr. R. C. Campbell. .
rt MONDAY, AUGUST 26
ie "Homecoming Day"
>e 11:00 ? Registration of Former
tg Residents at City Hall. Band ConiK
cert at the Court House. ,ArriVRl
st visiting DlgnltarieB. Mayors ' and
Prominent Citizens of Towns in tho
County. Procession to City Hall.
m Official Opening of tho celebration
conducted by Mayor Harry Woodson.
and Odus M. Mull and J. B.
^ Thomasson, Co-Chalrmen ot "tho
Cleveland County Centennial, incj.
Review of Historical Window Dis?
ly (Cont'd on Rdltorlal page)
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H lOpinions Expressed an Thta Column
Ara Not Necessarily the Viewa of
ly Thia Newapaper.)
id A word to the wise Is usually suits
fidelity but that is not always true
11. in Washington.
i.. Perhaps, as some legislators put
It, the reason in the present case 1*
[a that those officials directly involved
ate not living examples of the quia
1 itssence of wisdom. Those may be
harsh words, but they are beingsald
Just the same.
The facts are these:
Peace m Industry. absence If
production disrupting strikes and
labor disputes. Is essential so thel'
natlnn' fn Mnr I a u man (>,?n Aiit ">
UUtlWII k??V?WI >CD Win/ IUI WU". 1111? IVm
rial needed lo make the country In*
vulnerable against aggression.
Weeks ago, long before national
e defense became a burning Issue, the
it House of Representatives concluded
g. that for the sake of recovery peace
ie should be restored In Industry* by
y. trimming the powers of the I^abor
ig Board. By a two-thirds majority, e?
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