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Ruthertordton, Sept. 17.? Tha
19th Itutherford County Fair opened
hare today with thousands In attend
ance. Today Is school day a.u.4. thou
g.ae^jaStfti'So" vT1 tlrf&i'il^ltgir,iK?lr~V*re&t*'
/were arriving at noon. The days nt
. tendance la estimated at more than
Duud, Sept. 17.?Funeral services
were held today (or Commodore
l^eonaru k. uoawin. 67, who served
in both the British Marine service
And n His Majesty's Royal Navy.
Jie retired here after retiring
from the sea and sold hardware until
failing eyeslgtit caused him to
discontinue that work.'
Oastonia, Sept. 17.?Archie Llneberger,
general manager of the National
Weaving Co. textile plant at
Lowell, said today he believed a
. dispute that lead to a strike of about
600 employees would be settled
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Wake Forest, Sept. 17.?Au eleclion
will ha hold Hata flant 9A nn
the question of Issuance of $15,000
worth of bonds to help finance a
swimming pool and community cen
Route 29 Committee
The committee appointed by Mayor
J. B. Thomasson to raise some
money to promote traffic over U. 8.
Highway No. 29 report that a total
-< of $117.50 was collected and a check
has already been sent to officials of
the .route. The committee, W. K.
Mauney, Haywood E. Lynch and
Otis Falls contacted Individuals and
merchants last week and raised the
fund In one afternoon. The money
will be used to increase traffic over
the route which la known as the
.Seminole Trail, which runs from
Harrislburg, Pa., through Kings
* Mountain to Miami, Fla. Plans are
being made to print 100,000 attractive
folders and maps of the route,
with places of Interest along the
One of the places of Interest to
be advertised will be the Kings
Oaffney, S. C., donated $100 to
the fund. Clarence Kuesfer, Secretary
of the Charlotte Chamber of
Commerce, has been very anxious
for Kings Mountain to aid In the
movement to insrease traffil over
Following la a list of tbose wbo
B. Thomasson $5.00; J. R. Davis
$3.00; Fred Plonk $2.00; Haywood
J5. Lynch $3.00; Earle Thomasson
$2.60; IV. K. Mauney $5.00; Home
B. and L. $6.00; Grady King $5.00;
Charles Thomasson $5.00; Otis Falls
$10.00; Crook and Rollins $5.00;
Grady Patterson $10.00; Mt. View
House $6.,00; B. S. Peeler $6.00; Vic
tory Gin Co. $6.00; Kings Mountain
Drag Co. $5.00; Keeter's $5.00;
Bridges and iKamiick $6.00; Belk's
$5.00; Rite Grill $2.00; Ware and
Falls $$.00; A. H. Patterson $1.00;
Ideal Restaurant $1.00; Center Service
$ 5.00; Crawford and 8ons
$5.00; Fuller McGlll $$6.00; Grand
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An Aspect of
A POPULAR Jewish comedian it
Touched for it as an actual oc<
played a secondary part.
la nearly forty years since he ease
expression he mil clings to old-ec
ha has hew successful, hot putsldi
and so staple that frequently he is
to beliere, I aq afraid, that this en
and professional bunco stoerois.
"It's awfully hard to get him
a few aoaths age, whoa I was p
* . induced him to ?nt the office for
/ .as any guest. On the afternoon of 1
m- and rode hhn ent to Niagara.
"For fully flee minutes he st<
in all their majesty and their b?
for some expression from hinp of (
| of Niagara. But he didn't say a wi
"'Well. Dad,' I said, *what do
k " 'Son,' he answered, in tones
i Brief Form
New York, ' Sept. 17.?Federal
.Lodge John C. Knox today dismissed
a writ of habeas corpus obtained
^)n j?'ba.u.qtr<.Vr"v?*r '
Joil. World War draft dodger, and
ruled that Bbrgdoll uiuat serve the
full rtve year senteuce imposed in
1920 by an unny court-martial and
.ti addition a two yen'r sentence imposed
in 19o9 for his flight to Gertnauy.
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RpvnrK' UlTla Bun) ST
Death has taken from the stage and
film scene William Anthony McGulie,
who wrote many of the Florenz
Ziegfeld girl gloylfving plays
and then won further success in
Bridgeport, Conn., Sept. 17 A
special municipal police guard was
thrown about the plant of the Remington
Arms Co., Inc., here today at
ter officials of the concern and local
authorities received an anonymous
tip that at least one building
would be vlown up.
New Yirk, Sept. 17.?Six year old
Betty Ruth Eckstrom, daugnter of
former Opera Singer Marlon Talley,
must tell a State Supreme Court
judge today whether Bhe prefers to
live with her mother or her father
GEORGE 'WftAY HEADS PARTY~~
George Wray, one of Shelby's
most prominent young business men
wai named Chairman of the Cleveland
Cbupty Democratic Executive
Committee, to auooeod Lieut.<Col.
Peyton MoSwaln who reeigned for
a year's service in the United States
Army. Tfie new chairman has taken
An acjtlAe flprt In.party polf-lla for
several years. Ha waa nominated for
the honored position by Attorney V.
T. Falls of Shelby.
Mr. Wrev was one of the first to
advocate Ralph Gardner for State
President of the Young Democrat*.
Mr. Wray'e election haa met with
popular accord with Democrats
throughout the county.
Band To Play For
The Kiugs Mountain School Band
haa accepted an Invitation to play
for the second annual Cotton Featl
val to be held in Greenville, S. C.,
October 3-5. Twenty other bands
will take part iu the big event. A
dispatch from Greenville about the
"The list includes leading high
school, college and military bands.
All those which took part last year,
in addition to a number which were
unable to appear, are Included.
An Invitation went to .the Kings
Mountain (N. C.) High School band
which created a sensation at the
Fur man University hlmecomlng
football game last Fall."
The Phonlx Friendship Club will
have a fish supper Thursday, Sept.
19th. Time 4:30 till 9 P. M., In the
old Dllllng Miss office building.
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r S. COBB
old mo this one not Ion* mgo and
urrence in which he personally had
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ng to bo a pretty old man now. It
to America but in thought and in
matrv ways. On the business side
? of his business ha is so credulous
; imposed upon and has finally coma
?rm is largwy populated by amateur
to stir away from horns. Hpwever
laying an engagement at Buffalo I
a few days ana come up to Buffalo
Ills arrival I chartered aa automobile
..J .11?.?ln A U-A? IV. Pall.
IW Biiruuy WIIWIOH1"1111! vnv rwn .
uraty. I lingered alongside waiting
;he effect produced by nls first sight
>rd. So. ftaidly I broke in.
you think of it?'
of sincere conviction, It couldn't be
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KINGS MOUNTAIN. N. C. THl
(By Aubrey M&uney)
"There has come a time when we
should take accqunt of those things
whether or uot they are worth the
coat ot maintenance" was the key*
note of an address by Dave Hall, of
llelinont, Commander of the American
Legion of North Carolina,
Vice-President W. E. Blakely was
in charge of the meeting at the
Wohiau's Club Thursday evening.
The speaker was presented by P. R.
Summers, a leader in the local Legion.
President Ladd Hamrtck was
away on a business'trip to New
"In Europe," said Mr. iiall. ''The
battle is between the forces ot the
jungle ? he has the power to take
who can ? and barbarism, and on
the other side the forces of crfiliza
tlou and all high ideals. Things
which have been bred into the Amer
icau people are freedom of speech,
and worship, individual in.tiutive
und love for liberty.
"Under these ideals of government
was established a nation to
grow into the greatest and richer!
nation In the world.
''The American Legion has stood
fast tor preparedness for 20 .tears.
"Given a little time America can
meet any test which may come from
the outside. We have seen countries
that looked strong crumble be
fore the forces ot Germany. The
weakness was within. There is little
thht we can do about the preKsnAilnAaB
nvaitsam Lit I nm nan A
jjui cuiiTon |ii u(si am uui no uau wv
something to preserve these ideals
which have made us great.
''The greatest danger which I
irink we face is a commercial ana
economic blitzkreig. It England is
conquered the dictator may take ail
the resources ot Europe and direct
the hours of labor and the' scale ot
wages. He then will wage a war
against the Jobs of American workmen.
Will we be willing to adjust
our economic system ,(o such a. system.
This will be the most crudlai
test ever to face America.
?*Our first Job is to convince ourselves
that these fuudamentals of
the American Way of life are worth
the whole cost of maintenance. We
must convince our organizations
and then we can go out and convince
tre whole Nation."
This week Jk National Constitution
Week for the Club. In observance
of this an address will be made
by Dr. R. N. Balrd, pastor ot the A.
R. P. Church, at the meeting this
evening at 6:30 in the Woman'*
Club building. The organization is
laying stress this week upon tbe
history and observance of tbe Con
stltutlon and this address is expected
to be timely.
Plans Made For Annual
kf a meeting ot the Womans Club
Friday afternoon,, plans were made
for tbe annual fall Floral Fair
which will be held In October. Com
mlttees were appointed, and these
will be announced at an early date.
Miss Marie Lineberger, guest
speaker at the meeting, gave a most
Interesting description of places vis
Ited during her recent trip west
and stay n Juneau, Alaska.
Local Boy Honored
Mr. Thomas Roberts, a gradu|
ate of Davidson College, where he
was an honor student has a gradu
ate fellowship at Vanderbilt Unlver
slty and will be assistant in the Department
of Business Admlnlstration.
Mr. Roberts is second Lieutenant
of R. O. T. C.
Mr Roberts Is a son of Mr. Frank
Roberts and the late Mrs.
Roberts of Kings Mountain and
graduate of Kings Mountain High
School. His many friends here will
be delighted to hear of his signal
Shelby Lions Visit
fifteen members of the Shelby
Lions Club met with the local club
Tuesday evening In the Woman's
Club Building, following the supper
visiting Lions Robert Cooke, William
Osborne and Wrest Hamrlck
made short inspiring talks..
flans were made for the Lions
Clnb booth at the fair next week. It
was annonnced that mire of those
delicious country ham * sandwiches
would be available for fair visitors.
Lion Haywood E. Lynch had
charge of the program.
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RSOAY, SEPT.* 19. 1*40
*' . . Paul
E. Hendricks, Director of
the Kings Mountain Band, who was
earned state representative of the
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biynwi ncyiun, m\ ino mccxinj
the. North Carolina Bandmaster'#
Association in Charlotte Saturday.
The ?lghth Region consists of the
States on the Atlantic coast from
Maryland to Florid*.
Willi. Khod.B, uegio. who lives on
the edge of Kings Mountain near
the Gastpn County line was arrest1
ert here last week, and confessed to
! being the pee ping-torn looking into
the M. A. Ware home on Gaston
street. Rhodes was tried ip Recorders
Court in Shelby Saturday morn j
lug and sentenced to 6 months on '
the road suspended upon good behavior
for a period of 3 yearB. The
negro plead guilty.
Rhodes was spied by Joe Lee
Woodward about 1:30 A. M. Friday
morning peeping into the Ware res
idence. Mr. Woodward secured his
gun, and notified the police? Rhodes
was followed by Woodward, and
was arrested by Officers A. C.
Short and Johnnie Jones in front of
the iloyle McDanlel residence on
Klug-?m*L After he left the Ware
residence and before he was arrested
he stopped at the Marie Whitesides
residence to steal some pears.
The night before Rhodes was arrested
a peeplng-tom was nltlced
looking in the window at the apartment
of a Mr. and Mrs. Dovlr in
Mrs. M. L. Houser's home on King
Street. It was thought by officers,
that Rhodes was the guilty party,
as the negro was about the same
Tuesday night, L. M. Logan who
lives in the Partoa Apartments Just
off ot King street, noticed a negro
outside his window, about midnight |
The negro grabbed a blanket off ot
a line and ran. Logan notltiod the
police but the guilty party has not
Chief Jimmy Burns asks that citizens
call the police It they heat
anything unusual around the house,
not to disturb the would-be-lntruder
but to call bis Department Immediately.
By WILL BOGKKS
TJ7HO 40 |w wha has the
W worst Job ta the world t 1
dont know, ef eeurse. Moat everybody
thlata his owe Jshjs nreity
near aa bad as It eaa get, I s*ppose
eves a florist has troubles.
But the rur that has the most troubles,
I thing, k the one thai listens
to all the eemptateta at the telephone
office, or at the gas company,
or ad the street car headquartern.
1 heard that a lot ef oesaplaiattaker*'
held a convention eaa time,
and they all were so depressed by
their troublea that they said they
didn't aspect to And rest, uvea la
heaven. AfterwaLia they all died.
They got together on the other
id?, end oroiybody umii to bo
gettkg rooted ap ud pleoeont.
"Well," soya oao of tea ?w
ooKoro, Tm owfol glnd to aoo roa
gnyot And yoo iinoiloi inot
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AUCTION SALE SATURDAY
Tne property at the corner of
King Street and Cleveland Avenue
w.ll be aold Saturday morning at. 10
and a real Opportunity le afforded
prospective home-owner* to to cure
a lot at their oven price.
The Kings Mountain School Band
will play and maroh and everyone Is
Invited to attend the sale wrefthefr*
they are planning to buy a lot or
not. Valuable priles will be given away
at the sale- The money derived
from the sale of this property will
go to finance the municipal Stadium
which Is to be located near ehe Duke
Power Co. sub-station.
Members of the committee in
charge of selling the property are |
very anxious for a large crowd .te
pe on hand for the sale. Members
of the Committee are: Charlie*
Thomasson, W. K. Maundy and Paul
The Walter and Gurley Auction
Co. of K Ins ton, N. C., Is In charge
of the sale. The.lots will be sold on
easy terms, with one fourth down
and the balance in six, twelve and
Lions To Meet Gastonia
In Donkey Bail Game
Combine tbe laughs of slapstick
comedy, the ludicrous pantomine of
Harpo Marx, the sporting thrills ot
a heated baseball game and' then
add a lot ot local color aud mix
1 well with a batter of some good
cause aud you have a general idea
of the concoction that will' be poured
into the. spacious Ball Park on
October 3rd at . 7:30 o'clock, when
the Kings Mountain Lions meet the
Gastonia Club in a Donkey Baseball
game. This, is a return game for the
local Club, who tied Gastonia there
several weeks ago to the tune ot 81
burro ball, where' people play reg
uiuaou son oau astride the friskiest
neid of aoukeys that ever escaped
a gue tactory, will soon be in town.
Their appearance was made possible
here through tre efforts ot the
Lions Club tor the benefit ot the
Burro Ball Is the most absurd off
shoot of soft bull ever concocted by
.Ike hair-brained expnents of hoofy
sports. The most prominent and fun
loving people in town will let their
hair down and saddle the burros
iiHfl bah n t tk At> /ton /I n K/\n t
uuu wuai ihoj vau uu auuuv
winning a soft ball game.
It doesn't take much of an Imagination
10 visualise -tue tuoush situationa
which may result from the
efforts of determined men trying to
piisuade equally determined donkeys
to get Into the ewln of things
and play a little soft ball with them.
Town Council Meets
The Town Council met Monday
night In the City Hall with all mem
hers present except 0. B. Noisier;
Jr., who was out of town on a bus
lness trip. . Mayor J. B. Thomasson
presided during the meeting.
Misa LtOulse Brackett, who has
been temporarily employed as bookkeeper
In the Town Office was hired
Nq mentHfa was made during the
meeting of a successor to R. N.
Hlnes, who recently resigned, as
J. K. JJavls was instructed to enter
snit Immediately against property
owners who have not paid
their taxes In several years.
Two Girls Hit By Car
Misses Faye Huffstetler and Faye
Wright were painfully but not seriously
Injured here last Friday afternoon
when they were hit by a car
driven by Leroy Perkins, colored)
at the Overhead Bridge corner. The
young ladles who live in the Pauline
Mill community. were given
first aid treatment at the office of a
local physician and returned W
Perkins was arrested by Chief
Jimmy Burns, charged with reckless
driving. He is out on bond awaltlng
8INQINQ CONVENTION .
The Kings Mountain Singing Con
ventton will meet at Macedonians
tat Church Sunday at
those to be there ate^
of Oastml*. lyfl
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Watch Label On Your Paper AM
Oont Let Your Subscription
' FIVE CENTS PER COPY
K.ngs Muuntain and surrounding
community will be Well represented
uinoug exhibitor* and spectators at
the 17th annual Cleveland County
Fulr next week/
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rontinue through Saturday, YVlthtlie
probable exception of Shelby, more
persona front Kings, Mountain will
take part in the annual agricultural
exposition than from any other city
The "Best Town In the State*
will be represented In many ways.
Farmers from Kings Mountain are
busily engaged In preparing exhibits
and will take them to the faio
grounds by the deadline Monday;
Kings Mountain people like to go
o the annual fair, and the chances
are that they will go this year in
larged numbers ttoap ever before;'
some Kfngs Mountain firms and organizations
will have commercial or
"eats and drinks" booths on the
fairgrounds; there will be Kings
Mountain participation in mora
ways than one. .
Kings Mountain persons will
share In the $10,000 worth of premiums
provided fur the exnosltion.
This huge amount in prizes awaits
exhibitors at the fair?ami there are
advance indications that- competition
for the awardq will be Keen.
A total of 1,500 boys and girls in
Kjhigs Mouutalb have received
guest tickets to the Cleveland Coua
ty Fair which will be presented near
Shelby Sept. 24-2$, next Tuesday
through Saturday. For teachers In
the Kings Mountain school, 40 additional
tickets have been sent here.
The tickets were among 55,000 dis
patched to boys and girlB in nin?t
counties, including Cleveland. ac- .
cording to information received
here from the fair association office
at Shelby. Counties included in the
distribution outside of Cleveland
were Rutherford, Gaston. Burke, Llti '?
coin, Caldwell and McDowell fa
North Carolina and Cherokee and
York iu South Carolina.
Who must register ? 16,500,000
maies 21 to 35 years old, inclusive.
When?Oct. 16, 1940.
Number of draftees ? Not more
thjin 900,000 can be Vi training tar
the army at any one period in peace
Exemptions and deferments ?
Ministers, theological students, men
In essentlsl occupations, men with
dependents, legislative, executive
(for non-oombatant service).
Pay of conscripts ? Basic army
pay of $30 a month, witfi opportunity
Period of Training?One year with
subsequent short retraining periods
for tan years, or until a conscript
beoomes 46 years old.
Place of eervioe ? Anywhere in
the Western Hemisphere, American
possessions, and Philippine Inlands.
Methods of selection conscripts?
Prospective draftees expected to be
chosen by lot. Examinations to .be
made by local boards, supervisee^
by statewide and Federal agencies.
. Re-employment ? Employers enjoined
to restore Jobs to former eon
scripts unless it is "Impossible ..or
unreaaonabl?" to do so. If an employer
refuses, he Is liable to court
Penalties for **draft dodgeraf
Up to five years imprisonment and
Conscription of ..Industry?President
may take over non-cooperative
Industries on rental basis.
Jambs Pbbstow j
(Opinion* Expreseed in This Column
Aro Not Nooosonrily th# Views of
It is tragic but true that In these
days when Washington la acting on
extrefcaely important matters, many
ot It* legislators aro thinking only
of politics ? and thus becoming vlo
time of political oatagi-l|uee and
There is much talk, for instance
about how "If we're going to oon
script men we're got to conscript
Industry and wealth."
Some thinking legislators see beyond
the words, however, and trans
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