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bounced site of the new arnty camp
near Spartanburg. S. C., selected by
the War department Nov. 8 "straddles"
the advocated route of the At
lania-to-Charlotte Short Itoute highway
for which Initial surveys were
made by South Carolina jilghway de
part in 1937 as directed by the Sou
r; ' th Carolina Legislature.
Raleigh. Nov. 12.--For'ty six work
era for the North Carolina Cneiu
plo.vm.cnt Compensation commission
who took the qualifying examinations
in August failed to make a
passing mark and have been or
soon will be dropped from the pay
roil, Dr. Ffnnk T. de Vyver, supervisor,
of merit examinations, report
ud to the advisory eominltte on personnel
at a joint meeting with the
tkvldsboro, Nov. 12.?A bear, which
killed eight pigs belonging to N. It.
Crech in Johnston county, adjoining
wayiif, is siiii at targe. altlicuuli UP
has born chased by 25 men ami 16
dogs.-The bear was brought to John
ston county from the eastern luirt oif
fho state several weeks nso. Percy
Flowers' Intended keeping hitn. but
the a tit mule escaped.
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Nov. ,11 Funeral services
were held- today for Samuel Free
uurn Nicks. Jr;, 34. iua>or of Roxboro.
The body was found yesterday
suspended in the doorway of what
had been the Person County Itepub
licau headquarters. Coroner A. K.
Nichols said death was caused by
New Assistant At
Mr. Frank Turner, of Union, S. C.
arrived in Kings Mountain Monday
to distune the assistant managership
of the Homes Stores, according
to Mr. Frank Stroupe, manager. Mr. j
Turner replaces Mr. ..limml Mercer,
who resigned to accept a position,
with Griffin Drug Co.
Mr. Turner was formerly with the
Piedmont Avenue Home Stores, and
he says he is glad to be back in
Kings Mountaiu and that he want*
his former friends and customers to
visit him in his present location.
Sees Bombing As Spelling
End Of Big Cities
New York.?Architect Frank Loyd
Wright belives the bombing of European
cities may prove in one respect
to bo a blessing by doing a
way with the crowded metropolis.
"1 would not say that the bombing
of Europe is uot a blessing," lie
said in an interview, "because at
least It will give the architects
there a chance to start all over
"Concentration of population Is
murder ? whether iu peace time or
The noted exponent of modern architecture
pointed to a model of hts
ideal city of the future, which he la
setting up for exhibit at the muse
um of modern art, as the "only
bomb-proof city I know of.'
It is so spread out that scarcely
any real damage could be done.
This Is what the community of the
future will be like. The trend of
population now is to the country,
and all the cities are dying.
From the Rif
\5?fHEN Lawrence Wheat, the com
" his home in West Virginia,
he had for. awhile rather rough alt
parts in several unimportant prodm
ager was casting a troupe for a i
there was a part in the play whi<
qualified to undertake.
The young Virginian lost no t
succeeded in fighting his way pas
where the great man sat at his dei
"I never heard of you before
i "T am," said Wheat.
"Well," said the manager, "yoi
"I don't want to look like a
enough to have to bo one."
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i Brief Form
Chicago. Nov 12.?The rising price
trend of important domestic ugti(
cuiturul commodities .since late
Summer wti?m the national defense
pi ok ram begun to gather momentum
was cited today as an indication
tiiat the 1H40 farm cash income
tor lite first time since 162J might
top nine billion dollars. .,
l.ast year's farm cash income was
fVj billion dollars, while in the
depths of the depression il was less
than five billion,
I 1 Canterville. Ala.. Nov. 12 -Maxwell
Field officers at Montgomery
came liere today to check Che. wreck
age of mi Army plane that crashed
against a hillside in a rainstorm
last night and killed three melt.
Their bodies were pulled from the
burning wreckage by N. B. Pie, a
salesman. who lived uearby.
Oue of the men was identified
from a pilot's license as Lt. Benjaniiti
P. Avery, a native of Aurora,
i N. Y. blentIflcatlon papers on the
two other victims were burned.
\Vashhigioti? Nov. 12.? Federal So
entity Administrator McNult reintrted
todaj that the U. S. Bin ployneiit
Service placed 205,000 workers
in private industry during Septemtier.
It was the largest placement of
any month since October, J.1K19, h?-.
St. Johns. Newfoundland. Nov. 12.
?28 persons were feared drowned a
mile oft' shore in Conception Bay
when n ferry boat and another
.email vessel collided last ulgnt in a
The inotorbout Golden Jlawn. tindamaged
in the collision, picked up
four survivors, all men, Two bodies,
those of a tnatt and woman, were
found by a little fleet of ships which
tut into the storm to search. IT
others were known' to have been atioard
the motorboat Garland, which
sank almost iptthediateTy after the
collision, and nine- other* were bo
The Garland had been used recently
to ferry passengers' front the
mainland 15 miles to Bell Island.
Springfield, Ohio. Nov. 12.?A
wachmau and a machinist were
bludgeoned to death at their posts
in the National Supply company
I plan*, early Sunday, and Police
! Chief George Abide said he wan
1 "against a blank wall" in solving
I the mystery.
' The company had boon making
| Diesel engines for the Federal govj
Pelleville, 111.. Nov. 12.?Provl'
deuce smiled sweetly ' upon Alvia
His automobile was struck by a
last passenger train, dragged 100
feet along the track, and thrown
Into a 14-ravlne.
Becker crawled from the wreckage
seared stiff but only slightly
Bound Brook, N. J., Nov. 12.?Investigators
went over the American
Cynamld Corp.'s three story acid
plant today aueking the cause of an
explosion which killed the plant
superintendent, injured three work
men and wrecked the Interior of the
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N S. COBB
edian, first came to New York from
with intent to go on the stage,
edding. .titer he had played small
stoma he heard that a leading mannew
farce. His informant told him
:h, in Us opinion. Wheat was well
Ime in calling on the manager. H<
t toe office boy to the inner office
ik. Wheat told his name and voice'
said the manager. "Are you ar
a don't look like an actor to me."
n actor," sa'd Wheat. "It's tov
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KINGS MOUNTAIN, Ni C.
STADIUM DRAWING NOW
A large drawing of the King*
Mountain School Stadium Is now on
.display in the Central Barber Shop
and alt interested citizens are invi
ted to inspect the proposed lay-out.
Mr. Charles Thomasson, member of
i ill * w ~--l
nium, said: "We want everybody to
j know about this project so -ve are
' placing this big sketch in color
where everyone may see it. It looks
fine to me, and we are proud of the
interest shown by citizens.
The drawing was made by Mr.
Thomas O. Rose, engineer of Shelby.
Bids will be opened next Monday.
Nov. 18th, in the City Hall for the
construction of the Stadium, on the
trite recently purchased on East
Kiwanis T o Present
j High School
, Citizenship Award
The KiwaiiB Club at their. regular
meeting at the Women's Club 'building
Thursday evening approved the
rbcoiituienditHon of tlieir directors
to present annually a citizenship
modal to a member of the Junior
or senior Classes' of the .lilgh
School. The Judges will be the High
School Faculty in consultation with
the directors of the Kiwahis. The
complete details-ol the ewarJ are to
i,e worked out.
A special Thanksgiving meeting
of the Kiwanis is being arranged lot
Thursday evening, the Hist, at which
: time .the 52 members of the Khigs
J Mountain City schools are :o be the
guests of Kiwanis. There will be t.<>
meeting of tlie Club on the Following
Thursday, November 28ih.
The Kiwanis approved plans to
prescut Christinas Uifts to iZ under
privileged children in tite coiiitnuui
ty. The names are to Ire .st.uu-ri
through tire local Ked Cross ano
each member of the Kiwanis will
draw a name of some calUi .(. ma
happy at Christmas, Those not taken
cure of personally by the/1udr
virtual members are to be takeu
care of by the Kiwanis Club as a
group'. Details of tills plan are fo be
taken cure of through the Under
privileged Child Committee of
which W. K. Mauney is chairman
A sound film on salesmanship was
presented by the Kdiphone Coinpa
n.v of Charlotte. The picture was not
prepared b> "he company for public
showing bat u<r use within theli
own organization. The picture was
seen by Ladd Hamrick when lie attended
a Kiwanis meeting in tl?o
city ot New York and i was throuI
gli ills effort that the picture was
| F. II. Summers, chairman of the
local Selective Service Board, explained
the details of the activities
of the local board.
The program this evening vill be
I in charge of B. "V. Ison, President
of the Spartanburg Kiwanis Club,
tie will have with him teu Converse
iDistrtct Governor Hay A. ^ Furr
and Titns Crew, one of the past Dis
trict Governors, are expected as
guests of the Club.
Red Cross Roll Call
The aunual Ked Cross Roll Call
Is now on, and the goal of $2,500 Is
expected to be reached next week,
after the him: e-to-house canvass has
been complete .i. The canvass of the
business section Is to begin todpy,
and the committee in charge of con
(acting the mills have already start
Ild- >' ' The
house to house canvass which
begins after the business section
and the mills have been completed
will begin next Monday. The officials
iu charge of the Roll Call are
very optimistic over the success of
the drive, and are looking forward
to announce next week that tho
goal has been reached.
Through Friday Night
The lectures on the Bible by the
Reverend C. E. Rozzelle. Pastor ot
Main Street Methodist Church, Gas
tonia, sponsored by the Daughters
of Wesley Bible Class of Central
Methodist Church, will continue
through tonight and Friday evening
Tonight at 7:30 P. M. Mr. Rozzelle
will lecture on "An Old Book
and a New Age." Tomorrow night
the topic of his closing lecture is
"Why Study Your Btbie?'
Members of other denominations
are invited to bear these lectures,
which are of Interest to all Bibis
rHUR8DAY, NOV. 14, 1940
King* Mountain Hand
The followlag wan copied from
Ihe Hickory Morning paper:
"The half-time performance of
ihe Kings Mouniaiit High hchool
Hand was (1 escribed as Ihe best ever
seen here. "Wcarin*
oruuge and' black uniforms
with wl|rte .shoujder sttrap*.
the youngsters performed like Wesl
Pointers. They formed the letteib
L. It (Lenoir Ithviiet on the march
and then paused .to form a large A
for Appalachian ami U. S. A. lor the
"The director of the hand is Paul
K. Hendricks.-a graduate of Wake
Pores,t College. The two attractive
majorettes are Miss Vivian Prince,
and Miss Gloria Kawles.
The other bands also ptVsetTed
good pciToiinatlces. but none mutch
?>il that of .the Kings Mountain boys
"''Local fans are united in agreeing
lint the spectueular drills put on
between tlie half at 'College Field
Friday night by the Kings Mountain
j High School Band were the best
ever seen locally. ? 'and. about as
good, as a band organization could
possibly execute." .
1 Belk's Interior Remodeled
Beik'x Hepurtnieiit tsti which,
I is located in the heart of the bust
1 ness section .has been completely re
modeled and is now one oi'die most
attractive stores in this "section.
Shoppers now entering the store
i yi'uy see from one end of the large
j building to the other. New fixtures
, nave been installed mul the entire
j interior is now gleaming wit.h a uew
coat of white paint. a handsome
carpet was purchased for the ladies
department which is now in the
i main building. The men's store is
now located where the ladies shop
i pe used to be. a complete line of
1 geiits' and .voung men's furnishings
j will he . found at all times in the
' new store.
Mr. Hilton Ruth, manager, said.
"Wo urc proud of the chauges that
have been made and we want the
shopping public of Kings Mountain
and community to come iii and see
what lias been done. We appreciate
the patience tliey had while v??
were torn up, but now we ate ready
to serve them better tban wo have
ever been able to before."
I Scouters To Meet
All Scouters in- Kings Mountain
'arc urged to lm present at thy llapI
ris: Scout Hut, Friday night at 7:30
' for an Important meeting. H. f. Wil
I von. Chairman of the Scoutmaster's
I club especially invites, all scout mas
I tors and committeemen to at ten n
j the tpoetlng.
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By WILL ROGERS
HTHERE was an awful row at a
A swell home in Hollywood, on*
night lately. The way I got the
gossip was this. The host was a
rich oil man, but he dont like to
spend his dough. He had a swell
lawyer for dinner, and during the
meal he filled the guest full of
liauor, and got a lot of free legal
advice out of him.
When it come time for the cigars
I the lawyer remembered that he nad
been giving advice right and left,
and he says to his host, "I hope
you know that the advice I give
mil rnole vnw tiannaw
J vxuvm /wu t.?wiivy. * nruw/
thousand you owe me. When do
"Hah I" says the oil men, towing
a quart of gravy at his guest,
"twenty thousand, you say? Why,
do you know what this meal costs
you, with all this overhead and up*
keep, and all the good liquor? It
costs you twenty-one thousand, so
when you get ready to go you leave
a tbous with the butler. Or I can
take it out In trade? Tell me how
to get a divorce from my wife, and
you owe ae nothing."
So the lawyer starts breaking
the dishes, and he says. "Here, let
me at the telephone I I'm going to
have you pinched for selling booze
without a license! And the interstate
commerce commission will
get you for overcharging me for
"that bootleg stuff I"
"Well," says the host, setting
down calmly. "I guess we better
start all over again, hadn't we?"
Aa?rl<u N?w? Faitur*, 1b*.
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Local Board j
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A total Ul 1J.S <|UCSl lollull Iliiv>
been mailed to tin? first I-S regis-.j
j Hunts on the Kings Mountain liuft
; Hoard list according to Prunk Summons,
Chairman of the laivul Hoard.
. lite first blanks won- mailed out
j last Thumdaf aud the last batch
v\as mailed ,\eslenlay. KrijiMruiils |
! arc to fill out the blanks wiihin fi\e l
i days and return them to tit'.;, local;
! diutt boa id so iliat classification ]
i and selection can be made. Failure
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I <\s m iiiui i|ui:i)uuu4iui' is ? rvuvrui ; i
oftl'IISe.. ' |
The number of men to be drafted ' i
between .Nov. jstli. la 40, and June 11
.null. It'll, from the local hoard lias' [ i
been net at 85. The first uuoi to be 1 1
selected slioiild lie in uniform short i
ly 'utter < Nov. ^xtli.
Mrs. Mary K. Matins, Chivi Clerk'
of the local ltoard. is ill and may bo '4
out several days. In Iter absence, : 1
Mis, Bonnie M. Summers ,i_>. liiliup N
hi until Mrs. Ha lit is' return. ' j 1
Registrants who receive most Ion- *
aires are asked to go to one of the
Advisory Hoard for aid in filling out j,,
tho blanks and not to come to the
Draft Board office. * j j
The Herald has been asked to re-; |
publish the -list of Advisory Board i
members, as 'a few changes and additions'
have been made. Tile complete
corrected list is as follows: 1
B. K. Bird. Charles ivvt fell. David ?
Harry, S. A. Crikp, Gfover.. 1
K. Crauford. K. D. Campbell. D !l
M. Bridges. Joe Thomson. Guild Ham 1
rick. Arnold Kiser. Carl Muuney, s
George Lattiniore. Harry Page. W. 0
\V. Souther, 11. 1). ltattertee, J. B. J 0
Thomasson, Mrs. Kuth Gamble and
| Mi's. M L. Ilouser of Kiugs Mouu- ''
Stovve Miller, G. M. Murray and | 11
j W. M Pope of Waco. <'
An unofficial list of the' first SOW I"'
registrants Were published in the I I
I last two issues of The Herald. 11
First Meeting Of
P. T. A. Held
Considering the ' ml weather and I v
eonflietins meetings the first meet- j
ii.'K of the Parent Teacher \ssoci;s'j
j ;(o\i was well allended in the Cell-' ^
tral Sc hool Building Tuesday even? j '
iiiK. Plans weie made for the year'c:!
work stud eominiUees weie appoint- .
t il in carry nut tlie activities to; < s
the, benefit of ilie child and the *
school. i e
Past President Charles Thomas- | c
son presented the new President,'h
Mrs. Haywood E. l>yii*Ti. who out t
lined the different coiniuiltees. The r
group voted to donate $12.00 to the y
First Aid Koout of the school. Mrs p
Ted Weir's room won the prize foi
having the largest number of parents
Committees appointed were as
follows: . t
Membership Committee, chairman
Mrs. Carl Maune.y, assistants. Miss (
Dorothy Patterson. Miss Cnrsou.
Mrs. J. D. Keeter. Mrs. P. D. Patrick *
and Mrs. Charles Thomasson
Ways and Means Committee. .
Chairman, Mi" E. 'C. McClatn. Mrs.
Frank Summers, Mrs. Paul Mauney,
Ml*.. Proctor Thompson and Mrs. Au
Publicity Committee, chairman,
Mrs. B. N. Barttes, Mi's. Smyre Williams.
Miss Byers. Mr. Aubrey Maun
ey and Mrs. P. D. Hei'ndon*.1 ...
Welfare and Health. chairman
Mrs. fete Gamble, Mrs. L. L. Ale*
ander, Mrs. A. G. Surgeunt. .Mrs M
A. Ware. MIsb Sarah Allison and (
Mrs. Hugh Ormand.
Child Hygiene, Social and Mental I
chairman. Mrs. E. B. Olive, Mrs. B.
S. Neill. Mrs. O W Myers. Mrs '
George ' Baltimore, Rev# H. C.
Sprinkle and Mr. Carl Mauney.
Safety Committee, chairman. Mm.
E. W. Griffin. Mrs. 8towart Thompson
and Mr. Haywood E. i#ynch.
Mrs. J. G. Hord has been critically
ill at her homo here for some
time and although aha has rallied
at times during the past week, her
condition la practically unchanged
and no hope Is held for her recovery
Her son. Jimmy Hord. who has seen
in air service in Miami. Ma., was
called home early last week aud oth
or members of the family have been
in attendance for some time.
'(Mrs. Hord has many relatives and
friends who have been deeply con- I '
corned over her Illness.
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Mr'-ll I. Ilurdcllo. wilt In-tin Ills
titties as i u> Mdiiagri' of King*
light 11-6111 Mayor J II Thomusson.
Ui liiirdette co!iu> here highly i'iij .
itniiii ii-liil a-- an outstanding iimu
u inuiiii U>hI govern burnt. Hi win
vr i-iKbt years cH* mnitgcr of Monoi1.
N. 1'. and for four yours bcfori
liai tie war < it\ muhagei of Maxloti,
Town Council met last night
ii tin- City. Halt and upon a motion
rf \Y. K Mauney Which was second.d
l?. jf\' K. Niiisli'ri Jr.. Mr ItiiT
li'ttc was fin ployed. Ttie salary Is
o be $200 ..per month and J".r> pel
iiontli allowance for his car travel.
Immediately after the meeting tlio.
lew maitigcr was notified of hi* ap
lointinen't by telephone. and tie stand
that lie would begin bis new duies
next Monday lie has been
mi kill y liis home for' the past eight,
notiihs in Charlotte' ll< is \ former
ii' < ? -1 111 mi* iiti;iir} i mil.
Members of the Council liav?' been
becking applicants for tlm position
ot several weeks and Mr. lturdeito
vas found to lie oue of tli<> nto-d
irojiihiem men available in tha
State. . * " '
His retold in Monroe \v.is chock
d and everyone who knew him
poke highly of his abtllty and exiorienee.
Mr. Patrick Mealy". Jr.,
executive Secretary of tin N. ( '.
e*ague of Municipalities. wrote:
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"I know hint .very well, and 1 can
estlfy as to his high ability as a
it> manager and as to the high eh
eom in which the people ol Monroe
nd his fellow municipal ocieials
lirouglintit the state, held him. Tho
month functioning administration
f the City of Monroe was the result,
f ills executive ability, .-tin ouistnnd
tig characteristic of which his abtl
ty to handle details. Under ills administration
lio planned and excelled
a bond refinancing plan, red licit
the* tux rate, at the same time
anting out extensive public intiroveiuents'
without the incurring
if additional debts. Hit is honest,
inccre and hard-working."
Mayor J. 15. Thomasson is discuss
tig Mr. I limit-tin's appointment said
1 think wo are very fortunate in
coining .tin* services of a titan with
lie practical experience ami. ability
f Mr BurdcHo, and I want our
rtlks it? co-operate with hint for tho
folia re of our local government."
'OST PON EL)
The meeting of the Merchants Ar.ociatiort
scheduled tor last night
o aiscuss plans for the Christmas
lecorations was postponed nri acount
of the bad weather. A meeting
?f the Board of Directors will be
ield in a few days to decide about
he decorations and Christmas Paade
which has been the custom
iere for the past several years. Com
ilete details will be announced later.
NJURED IN COLLISION
Mrs. \V. M Pumphrey. 6503 N. W.
Seventh avenue. Miami, Kla? is in
Inckson Memorial hospital recoverr.g
from injuries received in an auo
accident recently Injuries include
icven broken ribs, a broken sliouller,
and severe head lacej-a'iOns.
Mrs. Pumphrey is a former Kings
7 UAMtg rRE5TOW_
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Opinions Expressed in This Column
Are Not Necessarily the Views of
When the election aftermath more
>f (ho truth about defense will b?
Unclosed.- At any rate the American
>eople are entitled to the truth, for
t la their country that is being de'ended.
An important part of the truth is
hltcThe National Defense Advisory
Commission is one of the 69 new
tgencies which have grown up like
mushrooms since 1933. Dike many
>thers. it is honey-combed with in fficieucy,
ions, and Jealously. It is oven worse
iff than most of the other 68 be'utile
it has no "boss"'?no one'individual
who can tell all I dvlslons
svhat tq do and thus stop luterlivlslon
For example, one substantial naion
wide organization prepared t#
make a survey of industrial capao
Ity to find plants which could pr?
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