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ill cases to be argued beio.ro tliu
State Supreme Court this week is
beaded by an appcul ot Azor Brown,
ilickory Negro, from a death sentence
imposed upon conviction ot
shooting his wife, Bertha Brown,
Another appeal is b> Kinmet Brae
ket of Cleveland from a five-year
sentence till' HMiikitUn , .\h.n,.lf^in
assorted .that the court exacted
'* "cruel and unusual pnislmien" lu Issuing
a protest against future clem
eucy. and a detainer for his return
to face charges of non-support at
the expiration of the term.
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Wluston-Salom. Oct. 8.?The 2lst
convention ot the Curoliuas District
ol Kiwanib liiteruational began its
firs' business session here today
with more than 20o delegates present.
The Convention opened last
night with a memorial service at
historic Home Moraivian Church.
A fellowship luncheon will be held
this afternoon. -Divisional governors
will be nominated at an afternoon
business session and the annual
banquet will be held tonight
Raleigh. Oct. 8.?Because of the
national defense program, the State
Employment Service has aunounced
technical aud professional positions
Are open in the Panama Canal Zone
"at good wage and salary schedules.
Raleigh, Oct. 8.?Registration
hooka in North Carolina's 1.900 odd
voting precincts will be opened next
Saturday in preparation for the Nov
f? election. They also will be open
Oct 19 and 26. Challenge day will
"be Nov. 2.
Oaffney. S. C., Oct. 8.?James Web
. ? ster Kennan. 64. operator of a service
station and stove in the Cowpens
battleground community, was
shot to death yesterday anl a eoro*
*"!' ner*s Jury decided that he died of
gunshot wounds inflicted by John
- hinder, 68 year old farm hand. The
jury recommended that Linder be
held for further investigation.
Paul Kennan, 16 year old son of
the dead man. testified at the inquest
that his father and hinder
had had an altercation several
hours before the shooting.
Tarhoro. Oet. 8.?Funeral services
were held In nearby Roanoke Rap'Ids
today for Major Thomas Johnson
33, of Rocky Mount, who was
shot and killed in front of a roadside
service station near here Sattir
I day night.
TOWN COUNCIL MET MONDAY
Members of the Town Council met
Monday night for their regular
meeting. The Board confirmed the
sale of the ball park property to
the buyers who purchased them at
the auction aale two weeks ago.
The Board voted not to purchase
the property near the Duke Power
Co. Substation for a School Stadium
as the property waa not largo enough
to be suitable.
Councilman H. Tom Fulton re-pooled
on ttao wpa work now going
An in tflnefl If Aiintfiill
Mayor J. B. Tlfomasson pjfsslded
during the meeting.
In One of His 1
"POM KELLY, a friend of mine, r
He says he was standing on a
for a car. A small man, densely gro
manner and a diffident way of spa
"Excuse me," ho said, "am you
"More or toss," said Kelly.
"Wen," said the stranger, "ma
the street fair is goin|r on.
It so chanced that Kelly ham
company was holding forth for th<
for readying the spot. Then, as tl
off, Kelly was mowed to pat a quest
"Are you running one of the ec
"No," said the little fellow, "bu
"What do you do?"
"I work in a side-show that th
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n Brief Form
I'adcrtwakl, Polls pianist anil states
snan, is expected here tomorrow to
embark for tlty United Slates. Ho
1.-4 .-pending (ho day and. night at
Kvora.. ancient city In Alone jo Provinsf-,
i Washington, Oct.- 8.?With conscription
registration day rapidly
drawing near, selective service of- j
ficlals prlvatfcly expressed concern
today "over reports that President
Roosevelt m'ght delay appointment
of a draft- director until ufter the
Although the machinery Is virtual i
ly ready for the registration of some
16.5th),000 men on Oct. 16. officials
said lack of a director with full power
to make decisions was hamper
lug them somewhat.
flock Hill. S. (\. Oct. 8.?Mary
Vl'vm/I I?r fhurlnafnn u'ua unho<l I
*? va \ UM? IVDIVII n UO IIU I/'.U V lldll
man of the \Vinthrop College fresh
man class of 600 girls this week.
She will direct affairs of. the class
until a permanent president is nam
ed in a few weeks.
,Des Moines, Oct. 8.?The church
must be ready to meet the changes
the bhtropeun war will make in its
missionary work, Dr. F. H. Knubel
president of the United Lutheran
Church of America, said in an address
for delivery here today.
.His remarks-officially opened the
first business session of the lltli
convention ot the Lutheran Women's
Missionary Society,, one of
three international Lutheran conven
tions being held in Des Moines.
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 8,-?Taking cognizance
of the conscription program
for national defense, tlte executive
board of the United Lutheran Church
Brotherhood recommended today
it cooperate with the Federation
of Lutheran Brotherhoods of America
to supply the new soldiers wiflt
religious literature and supplies.
Martisville. lnd., Oct. 8.?The Van
Camp-Stokely . Brothers Tomato Co.
was destroyed last nlsht by a fire
which momentarily threatened part
of Martinsville'* residential area.
Ixmdon. Oct. 8.?Well informed
circles said today that Prime Minister
Churchill may make a state
ment in Parliament soon on Pritish
intentions to reopen the Burma
Road for transportation of supplies
When questioned about reports
that Churchill was expected to make
such a statement, a spokesman
smiled and repied "It's not impossible."
Mexico City, Oct. 8.?The Contra!
Committee of Mexico's
Party reported today that an uniden
titled group armel with pistols
broke Into the party headquarters
and wounded three persons, one of
The committee statement said
the attackers fled after firing the
shots, and there was no Information
that any of them had been apprehen
d?d. The statement,, said the attack
was part of a "campaign of provoca
ttons" against the party.
id the World !
Sf S. COBB J
wears this really happened to him.
street corner in Cleveland waitinjr
wn up in whiskers and with a mila 1
ikiaf, sidled tp to Mm and aaknd
acquainted with this town?"
irbe you can tall ma then, where
r the location where the carnival
i week and he gave the directions
M little meek-looking man started
ion on his own account:
meessions ever there?" he asked,
t I'm working in one of them."
ey-ve got over there. I'm the wild
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' KINGS MOUNTAIN. N. C. T
Lone Mountain, standing
From Blue Ridge brothers,
We cherish your immortal
And prue it as our heritag
Down Indian trails ran ma
I HII UIJJIu HWi'WRJJJL
When this great victory wi
America's hope surged ba<
F om Carolina's red foothl
Virginia's distant, fertile v
And Georgia's campfires, tl
' Wnose brilliant, glory neve
Then rode sharp-shooting r
From winding Nolichucky's
Tall pioneers from Holstoi
"Watauga's Men of Liberty
Here Britain's Patrick Fer
Made his courageous, fati
When ignominious defeat
Was dealt him by that fea
O. King of Mountains) gra
With joy salute historic v\
On your old, rock-ribbed,
Where heroes sleep in sac
Vast thousands " gather at
Between Catawba and the
They come to pay just tril
Great multitudes stand thi
Though time destroy your
An a mountain peaks becor
Your fame will rise to gr<
Triumphant when World I
(Copyright, 1940, b
(Used by permission <
Meeting 4th District N. C.
Women's Club Held
The Fourth District North Care
Una Federation Women's Clubs met
iv annual session at Muchpelub1
school house, in Lincoln County on '
lusi Wednesday with Mrs. /i. J. \
Thompson of Shelby, retiring presi- j
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v\ UinillCI UIUVUM ? WCIC CIvVlvU I
as follows: Mrs. Kenneth Todd, of ;
Gastoula, president; Mrs.-1 J. H. Hoff J
man of Dallas, vice-president, and ,
Mrs. Claud Craig of'Castonia, secretary
Tlie State Federation President.
Mrs. John D. Robinson of Wallace j
and Mrs. Creasy Proctor, of Oxford,
made inspiring addresses. - A prize,
offered by-Mrs. Thompson to the
club doing best work in promoting
good citizenship, was won by the
Senior Club of Gastonia. A cup giv>
en by Mrs. Roy Horue of Forest City
to Junior Club doing best work In]
Child Welfare >'-iS won by the Jun '
ior Club of.Klugs Mountain. '
Mrs. |D. C. Mauney, president of.
the Kings Mountain club presented ,
to the district, a walnut gavel made
from a tree cut from the Kiugs j
Mountain Battleground. The gavel ]
was accepted by Mrs. Thompson and
will be passed on by her to the new
presiding officer. v
During the lunch hour. Hrs. E. W.
Griffin spoke on 8afety and proserr
ted the safety program for the
The Senior Club of Kings Mountain
was represented by Mesdames
D. C. Mauney. E. W. Griffin, J. B.
Thomasson, B. M Ormand. W M
Gantt. J L'. Settlamyre and L. F.
Neal. with Mra. Aubrey MaVney representing
the Junior Club.
Summitt's Nu-Way Sold
Suuimltt's NTu-Way, owned by H.
U Sumuiitt \v:t.j sold at bankruptcy
here Tuesday morning. K. l?. Campbell,
local attorney hal charge of the
sale. First the fixtures were offered
at auction and then the stock. Then
the goods and fixtures were >\ld col
Bidding was brisk, with three
buyers trying to outbll each other,
rhe bidders werp: Wilson Crawford
D. A. Beam of Shelby and a representative
of the Cl^arlottje Salvage
Co. The high bidder was JJ. A. Beam
Co. who In turn sold his bid to the
Charlotte Salvage Co The Charlotte
Company sold Mr. Crawford the
stock of groceries and part of the
- The high bid at the sale Tuesday
mot-ping was $3,1)00. The Inventory
L>I WM5 nlOvK ttUU UXlUrOB WHS BP*
LIONS CLUB TO MEET
The Lions Club will meet next
Tuesday evening In the - Woman's
Club building at 7 o'clock. Following
the supper Lions Proctor Thompson
and W. K. Mauney, Jr.. will have
charge of the program. All Lions
are invited to be present.
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HUR8DAY, OCT. 10, 1940
BATTLEFIELD ??- -
gray with age,
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it won ?
;k to life!
tiers came men
rilled and awed.
ne a plain,
3eace shall reign!
-Harry Russell Wilkins.
y H. R. "Wilkins.
g, 8. C.)
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KIWANIS TO ELECT
Election of officers of the Kings
Mountain Kiwanis Club will take
place tonight following, the supper
in the Woman's Club building at
6:30. Every member of the club la
urged to be present for the important
A report will also be. heard from
the delegates who attended the
State Convention in Winston Salem.
The Public Affairs Committee had
charge of the program last week.
Committee Chairman Arnold Klsjr,'
presented Mayor J. B. Thomas*
son. who discussed town affairs.
Junior Red Cross
The Junior Red Cross Annual
Roll Call in the Kings Mountain City
Schools is scheduled for October It
through the 25th. /
l^ast. year the entire system enrolled
100 percent by grades. This
year the goal is to go 'over the top"
and enroll every pupil in each
The committee Is anxious to organize
a Junior Red Cross Council
which will consist of a representative
from Central High and Elementary.
East. West. Park-Grace and
Davidson High and Elementary. The
main objective for the vear ia a nro
1ect for the benefit of the N. C. Orthopedic
Hospital In Gastonta.
The cooperation of each parent,
teacher and pupil la necessary to
make this drire a success.
By WILL Kocras
rpHlS on* about the colored
* brother isn't as naw aa aoma
ethers, but you can never can tall about
these now ore*. They may
wear and then again they may
wear out This hare on# has been
used in my own circle of acquaintances
for twenty years, and ft ain't
showing any signs of breaking
down in the arches yet
The colored fellow says to the
preacher, "1 wish you'd have the
congregation pray for ma tonight,
something Tight special."
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"AH right, wafll sho be glad to
do that. Waal apodal?"
"Wall, I'm get a floating kidney
and I wish you'd have the folk*
pray for ma and for all the floating
kidney* ta the world, bocaoM
they U right dangeieaa."
"Bat yoa-all known wo aant pray
for floating kldnoya. Wo dent go
Into interior* thataway."
"Too yea do. Too-all prayed laet
night for all the looae llrefb In the
chureh, and thafa how I got the
Idea for prayer* for oa fellow* with
the floating kidney*."
iatHtu Mm IWtm, tw
J4UJ"OwCACE TO PASS .. y.
The motorcade, made up of care
from Harrisburg, Pa., to Charlotte.
(Si. C.. will past through here about
3 P. M. this afternoon. The cars are !
on their way to the dedication ot j
ai' ?' i ini he? p^
River near Hartsville. The purpose
cf the motorcade is to advertise
Highway 29. whicfi is known as the
Seminole Trail, and to promote traf
fic over this route.
Mayor J. B. Thomaseon is expectrd
to head a car with representatives
from Kings Mountain to join
the group, and make the trip which
will terminate in Atlanta Saturday.
Red Cross First Aid
Heing Taught Here
Tin1 people of Ibt coiiuniiiii'y will
l:e interested' to kuoy that In the
Physical Kilik-utinn iicjiartmoiit of
city 'schools apj ^.ixiinalMy three
hundred, seventy live young people
are being given instruction ill First
Aid us approved by the American
Ueil Cross, This course is being giv
tit by Miss Ora Suggs ant Mr Alon7.o
Smart. Miss Suggs and Mr.
Smart nilallfieii under iJr. Marshall,
| National Red Cross instructor and
I Miss Suggs received her 1040 apf
t pointment as instructor under the
auspices of the Kings Mountain
Chapter. The course will include, all
the requirements for jhe .Junior Red.
Cross Kirs I Aid.
(During the summer the local chap
ter sponsored a course in Rife Sav?
lng. The Director of- the I?ake Montonla
Club granted the use. of the
lake for the instruction which was
given by Paul Patrick, .Jr., arcredi- |
tod Senior Life Saver and chairman '
of the Live Raving committee of the
Chapter. A number of boys took ad
vantage of tbis course.
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It Pays To Advertise
Mrs. Haig Gofortb is a firm believer
in Herald Advertisitig. As the
direct results of placing a .iOo classified
ad in the last issue of Tho
Herald, she recovered a valuable
watch she had lost at the Cleveland
Here's the story; A little colored
hoy found the watch at the fair,
and several days later showed It to
Jake Yelton who is employed at the
Terminal Service Station. When th"
ad came out in The Herald Yelton
Immediately thought of Hie colored
* hoy and the watch. He called Mrs.
Gofortb. she contacted the boy and
. recovered the watch which he had
I' already given to his "girl friend."
Mrs. Goforth's mother. Mrs. George
Rarber. lost her watch several I
years ago and recovered it through
; a Herald Advertisement..
Registration books Tor the two
precincts in Kings Mountain will
opeu Saturday, October 1-th, Hnd
close Saturday October 26th. Every
one must be registered to be able to
vofce lit the general election November
5th. Those whose names are not
already on the books are asked to
contact the Registrars in their precinct
before October 26th. Registrai
Arthur rpniltft will Yu> A.) 1 hi* I'ilV
Hall and Wallace Weodon ai thty
Cleveland Motor Co. each Saturday
through the 26th. The two regis
Wars will also register an> eligible
voter at anytime prior to the dead
A large number is expected to be
registered as a big decrease was no
ted in tho number on the books as
compared with two years ago. when
a new registration was ordered.
So. don't forget, to be able to vote
you must bo registered, nixr 1f your
name .1$ not on the books, see that
it gets there by Oct. 26th.
New Books At Library
Placement of-104 new books on
the shelves of the Kings Mount:, tu
Public Library has been announced
by Mrs. iV'erta Myers. Librarian.
The books are fiction by popular au
tliors, and the public is invited to
avail themselves of the services ofI
fered by the Library, which is loca
ted in the basement of the City Hall.
Tbo Library is open each afternoon
and Saturday morning. The
circulation of the library Is holding
up exceedingly well, according to
FLORAL FAIR EVENT 6F
OF NEXT WEEK
The fall Floral Fair, sponaored annually
by the Women's Club, will be
held on Friday of next week, Oct. 18.
Prises will be on display In the
show window of Baker's Grocery Co.
Watch Label On Your Paper And
Don't Let Your Subscription
I FIVE CENTS PER COPY
Men 21-35 " ~ ""
enmei .? ?H^HII.HI ,ni?<ue??.>cam
AO u"i< n ii tint *;'| through )ou'ra
I ng< must iri:l?;Vi' ul'tt WYUlicsl.it
IH toilet 10th, for the M'lci'lhu
<i-i vicr i-uiisiriptipu program. Twu
jourds haic In i ll setup rot Cleveland
County,, one lor number four
.(lid five townships, which Includes'
The local board wliUli was appointed
by (iovcrnor Clyde It. lloey
j|ioii recommendation of Mayor J. B
Tbotnusson is composed of Frank
Summers. Arthur Hay and Huyuo
ilktcknier. J)r. W. h. Kamseur was
named medical examiner and J. R.
Itavfs was named government appeals
Registrations will take place iu.
(lie 'two ttgulai voting places ia
Kings Mountain, namely: City Hall
and Cleveland Motor Co. The registrars
of the two precincts will tie iu
'liiiigc of the registration. Aetttur
("rouse will utTieiute at the City Hall
unit WallareWeedoit at tin- Cleveland
.Motor Co. Volunteer helper*
will be to ' decl. by the two officials,
and anyone, outside the ages to bn
registered. who desire to help are
asked to contact either Mr. t'rouso
or Mr. Weedott. Kegistrations begin
.til 7 A. M. and end at it 1?. M. It has
been estimated that it .will take about
20 minutes to register each per
son. The draft must be mipleted lu
After the registration is held and
the results known.'a lottery wtll be
j conducted in Washington to tie- -
termwe which or the registered men
will go to military" anil) for ona
year of training. It Is estimated that
approximately 21 men will he drafted
from Kings Mountain.
Approximately $:to.nu worth ol cigarettes
which liud been stolon
from a delivery truck of Slier Grocery
Co of Gastonia. were recovei ed
by Officer Carl Short Weluesday
morning. Chief Burns had notice.d a
man with several cartons Of cigarettes
going In the direction of tho
llonnie Mill shortly after the driver
of the truck notified Chief Burns
of the missing cigarettes. Chief
Burns sent Officer Short in the direction
lie had seen the mini going
and in a few minutes the officer rn
turned with the missing goods,
which had been found near the, Bonnie
Mill. The cigarettes wort- return
I'd to the grocery truck driver
No arrests have been made, hut
officers are still trying to locate tho
person taklfng the cigarettes.
Margrace Store Robbed
Theft rf $125 front the Margraoo
store was discovered Moitdav morning
by store employees. Tito robbery
was believed to have taken place
invesugaung oniceis stun in?
robber or robbers climbed up tho
side of the two-sfory building by
clinging to a large pipe, then entered
by way of the elevator shaf-.
Boards were torn loose at the top of
the shaft to train entrance.
Tnslde the store, the safe was opened
by using various tools.
Both the Klntra Mountain poTtc* .
department and .Dennty Sheriff Char
lie Slieppard are Investigating.
I Opinions Expressed in This Column
Are Not Necessarily the Views of
The new axis pact nitty have been
expected, but it certainly is siitricla
tin# Washington discussion of differences
between America, virtually
die last island of representative democracy,
aud a totalitarian world.
Particularly does the dlsousston in
legislative circles revolve around
how far this nation already ha.*
gone, and may grogress In the future
toward centralization of powers
in the government.
The basic difference between totalitarian
and representative democ
racy Is that In the first' the state is
supreme and its citizens and their
Interests subordinate to it while in
the second the state is supposed k
be the servant of the people rather
than their master.
Vsing that yardstick to measure
American trends. some legislators
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