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VOL. 2* NO. SO
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?State New*? ,
^ Shelby, Dec. lu.?Milton C. Stroup
ami Mrs, 8alull Jam- Mode, of the
Tolut'u section, are rwoverloi from
minor Injuriea suffered in tiu auto-'*
mobile accident here
Winston-Salem, .Dec. 10.?Injuries
suffered three days earlier when his
motorcycle and a truck collided pro
t ved fatal Sunday to Pollen Motorcy
tic Officer J. M. Sampson, 34. Samp- I
?ou was chasing an unidentified
*' ? speeder at the time. ,
Two Killed In Wreck
in ear Here
, Double funeral service* were hold
yesterday In Cherokee County, S. CI
for Mr. and Mi's. Roy K. Reynold*
of Cowpens, who were killed in an I
auto wreck on the Grover Road a-'
bout 7:30 Sunday nlglit. Mr. ^tey
nolds was killed instantly, and Mrs.
Reynolds died In the Shelby Hospital
Monday night from injuries.
Tho Reynolds leave one child, a !
six year old .son. who was riding
with thefh at the time of the wrec.it.
The child was . uninjured.
According to officers, the truck .
In which the Reynolds were riding j
was sldeswlped by an approaching !
automobile. The impact threw the j
truck Into the path of another -ap |
t proachlng car and a terrific crash j
took place. ^
Mr. and Mrs- James Netil and five'
year old daughter." of near York. S.'
C, were occupants of the second
car. Bertie J. Blackwell of Spartan'
burg, was the driver of the firsi
car which lilt the Reynolds car. She
wan not Injured.
Mrs. Neal Is In the Shelby Hospl I
tul recovering from painful injuries,
her daughter Is also confined tn the
hospital recovering from minor In
Juries. Her husband who was badly
injured is in the Gaffney Hospital,
Police Arrest Four
, The four meanest boys of Klngk
Mountain are r.ow behind the bars
111 Shelby. They are the ones who j
oroKo into ine siauu operated by
Roy Rarber, blind young man who
has been trying to support himself.
The thieves, four negro boys between
the ages of 12 and 14. broke
if into the stand on Mountain Street
Tuesday night and ransacken the
place, taking the entire stock oi
cigarettes and chewing gum. Several
packs of cigarettes were recovered
by the police. The boys confess
the crime, wMch is Just about as
low as can be committed ? stealing
from the blind-.
p The boys, Edward Davis Kibler,
Henry Gaston and Grady and Woodrow
Brown, were arrested Wednesday.
Business hasn't been very good
with young Barber since he opened
his stand several weeks ago, and to
have most of the small Btoek stolen
is disheartening, but ho says that he
) will continue to do the best he can
atnd will appreciate tile patronage
Another negrb boy, Harvey Taylor,
was also apprehended and confessed
that he stole five watches
from Bridges and Hamrick Saturday
before last. The watches were recovered.
Spoken from tl
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T)ROBABLY most of the readers ol
* with this story, but it is so typici
I most review it here. A ne^ro who
Isnn notion picture studios was c
Hen's den. The scene was purport!n
the negro was supposed to be at tin
Mow this particular lion was wfai
Site docile. However as the group o
e cage, the lion emitted a most tei
The prospect of entering the ca
sounds, aid not greatly appeal to U
1 at it quite positively.
"What's the matter withyou?"
lion's not going to hurt you. That lie
"So wuz IbruDff up on milk," si
meat once in a while now."
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McClr tth. Khu.. Wee. 10.?The en
seventeen hour* and 40 minute*. |
At least that'* how Iodk it look i
71 member-* of the MetliodiMt chut
i:b. They atartcd at .1 A. M yeater- |
iluy Mild finished at 8:40 p. in J
It'a an annual custom. started 4
years ago by the Rev. Robert R. I
Alexander. > J
Allentown. Ha.. I)ec. 10.-^-A $5,000
ooo expansion program to meet an- j
tlcipated national dcfetiHe program j 1
Jn. ? J
uviiijtnua was uiiiiuunceu lU'my uy
the Pennsylvania Power and Light 1
Cairo, Egypt., Dec. It). ?Seven I
prisoners were killed and nine injur- j
ed.. today when Egyptian 'Undesira |
htes"' interned in El Nbr Prison in
the Sinai Desert attacked their
guards with staves and iron pipes. !
The guards first shot over the ?
heads of the insurgents as tC warn- !
ing and then fired directly at them.
The' eatnp contains 4000 persons
who were rounded up as a precautionary
measure for the war perioci
since authorities feared they might !
loot during air raids.
Athens. Greeny. 'tOee. 10,- President
Itoosevelt's promise to give
help to Greece was received with i
enthusiasm here today and a Government
spokesman received Amer
ican correspondents especially to
convey the thanks of the Greek i
people. . . ; .. / i
Washington, Dec. 10.?The Supreme
Court may announce toCrv
whether it will revew litigation involving
one phase of the attempt by
the American Society" of Composers ,
Authors and Publishers to control j (
prices charged for public playing of
much of the nation's popular music.
Specifically involved was an appeal
by Nebraska officials from a
decision holding invalid a state ami
monopoly law which would have per '
- initted public performance whenever
the original purchase price htul
been paid. " ?'
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Seattle, Dec. 10.?Hope for early
settlement of the Pacific Northwest
lumber strike. involving approximately
13,000 workmen, was shatter
ed when the Tacotn'a Lumber and '
Sawmill "Workers Union (API.) vot '
ed to insist on a 7Vj cent hourly
wage increase and one-iweek voce. '
lions with pay.
Ernest March. IT. S. Department 1
of Labor conciliatpr, announced , j
yesterday iu Portland the union ne
gotiating committee there had ac- '
cepi\1 a comproj/fi-C^afcjd was sub- 1
mitting it to union members for ao
tlon. Five mills aro strike-bound in '
Los Angi les. Dec. 10.?A rope | ]
snapped and Mrs. Kdth Olyi. 24- .
year old amateur mountain c.lmber
pitched 200 feet off a big Tujuna j
Canyon cliff yeBterday to, her death
Her husband. Cecil, was put and
bruised in a 30 foot drop. t
Baltimore, Dec. 10.?A big coliie \
chased police chasing a Negro want
ed in a gan\>ling raj?.
Police chased the Collie into the T
dog house.- . " 1
Out came howls and ? a split
ootuuu idler?me neRro, Willi a nilten
hand. Police credited the collie
with the arrest.
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id the World
s. COBB |
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S. COBB i
' this department are yery familiar *
il of negro wit and psychology that
worked m an extra at one of the
j\ ? d ' ' 7, a
ailed upon to enter a camouflaged
if to show an African Junglo and c
i mercy of a ferocious lion,
at la termed a performing lion and
>f players and directors approached p
raying series of roars. tl
ge in riew of these blood curdling
te undersised negro. He demurred
said the assistant director. "Thht 1
in was brought up on milk." a
dd tite unhappy darky, "but I eats n
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JOS MOUNTAIN. N. C, Tl
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS BEGIN
kFTER FRIDAY DEC. 21
Boys and girls of the Kings Moun
tain Sohools will enjoy two . full
?eeks of Christmas holidays,., bejinning
after school. Friday, Decern
jer 21st, and ending Monday morning
January 6th, according to Supt.
9 N. Barnes. There will be no
ir the world's number one holiday.
Mrs. K. W. Grtcin who lias gained
national recognition in her work as
chairman of the Safety Division ot
the State Federation of Wonians
Clubs. shared honors with -Mrs. T.
V. Moore, of Florida, National Chalt
man. in the city-wide meeting in
liendevsonvllle Monday. A large paradp.
escorted by highway patrolmen'
led the safety crusade' to the
Elk's Club whore the Junior and
Senior Womans Clubs sponsored the
safety meeting. The Mayor of Henilcrsonville
proclaimed this week aa
safety week, and all organizations
of the city have joined together to
promote, safety. 011 the streets ana
in the homes. " .. .
Mrs. John D. /toberson,. State
President, and Mrs. Flythe of the
State Highway Safety Division were
also present for the accasion.
The city, schools and the city
council are co-operating with the
Womans Clubs- to blot out several
* Mrs. Crigin continuing her crusade
spoke to the Adult teachers of
Cleveland County Shelby ydaler
day. Mrs. Griffin discussed Accident
Prevention in North Carolina. "it
means a great deal to have you interested
teache.rs of the adults who
su mtu me nonies wnere mere la
very little reading and tell them
how to save a life by being careful
nf the small home things," said Mrs
Twelve tuiuutes after the ex pee
nit mother had died from a heart
ateack, an operation was performed
tiul a nine pound baby girl was taken.
iroiu the deceased mother.
Shortly after li.'o ended for the mother.
life began for her daugoivr.
The unusual operation wu3 performed
by Dr. A. L.. Hill, who was
tssisted by Div Phillip Padgett
rime and the steady hand of the
physician were the important eleitems
in the life and death episode.
Mrs. Ola Price Welch, died front
i severe heart attack, just before
Iter fourth baby was to bo bort.
Friday night. Dr. Padgett, tne atendiug
physician, in the absence of
Or. Hill who had been out of town,
immediately called Dr. Hill who had
just returned to Kings Mountain
!rom a ten-day trip to Iowa.
Funeral services for Mrs. Welch
vere held Sunday afternoon from
the home of her sister, Mrs. C. E.
Morgan, Interment followed in Beth
in aiiPvluoH hu l?o??
mmmmm > wu u/ MC * UUOUH1IU,
iVlllle Welch, and four children, and
The baby died Tuesday night a?
tout 11 p. T". after living four days.
"Mineral services were held Wednes
lay afternoon and the infant was
uried beside her mother tn Botheheni
Myers Sells Mitzi Dresses
Myers' Dress Shoppe now has
eautiful selections . of MItzl Dresss
for children. These garments are
atlonally known for style and qua!
(/> , and Ki/igs Mountain motheiW
re fortunate in having these dress
s stocked here.
The Herald Inadvertently advertis
d these dresseB in the last Issue as
litzi', and even though the dresses
re very ritzy, In appeal, the trade
ame is Mitzi, and the Herald reret*
RUNK8 FILL LOCAL JAIL
Chief of Police Jimmy Burns reorted
that business was brisk at
tie city Jail over the past week-end.
i total of thirteen were arrested
hurged with public drunkenness,
'he Chief said that . more drunks
re always arrested about .* Christitu
time, but the crop was beglning
their liquid celebration earlier
4URSDAY, DEC. 12, 1940
Says Mrs. IV
Kings Mountain Lions
King* Mountain Lions will again
sponsor a basket ball team. Lions
urv hoping to net an earlier start
than last season and the schedule
will begin after the Christinas holidays.
The Lions are hoping '# plav
; such teams as Loiiolr-Kh.vue College
| one of the best teams In the North
Slate Conference," Davidson Freshmen,
coached by a -former Lion play
er. Crow ell Little, HeUnont Abbey
. Junior College, Lolling Springs Juu!
| lor College, and the very ' best independent
teams that can oe secur
, Mitch cannot be said about the
prospects yet. but Hill Goodson, one
of the best basket ball players In
North .Carolina, has already been |
secured anil plans are now underway
to acquire several more besides
, local talent. lied Smart, Skimp j
St owe. Otto Williams,. Iius Oates I
and W. J. Fulkersou. Practice will
begin some time in the next week
M and boys ,wlio are interested and
1 want to play, are requested to get
' in touch with W. J. Kulkerson
Sister Of Local Lady 'Dies
Funeral rites were held Sunday
| afternoon at 3 o'clock at St. Mark's
I Lutheran churcii near Crou,-.e for
j Mrs, Mary K Plonk,- 87, widow of .1
; .j. Plonk, who. died Saturday after:
I noon at 4 o'clock at the home of a
laughter. Mrs. John Sullivan near:
' near I.incolnton. She "was the moth !
r>r of Mrs. Carl Iilack of Cherryville j
'.?nd a sister of Mrs. S. S. Maunej .
end Martin L. Kudisill of Cherry- ;
'villo and Mrs. Marcus Carpenter of
i Two Cotton Fires
Cotton was ahlayp in two 1
places last night -at the
same time which necessitated
the Fire Department
spliting their equipment to
handle both fires, about
9:30' o'clock last niglht.
Shortly ttfter Chief K:ingr
and one truck were called
to a blazing box car loaded
with compressed bales ofi
cotton, on a siding near the
Margrace Mill, another call
came in from the Ware
and Sons Gin where several
bales of cotton were on
fire. Seven or eight bales
were considerably damaged
before firemen could ex
tinguish the smoltering cot
ton. Cause of the fire at the
gin was unknown at press
time last night.
Immediately after the
fire in town all men and
equipment answered the
call to the blazing box car.
mi i i ?
i ne car ioaa 01 cotton had
caught on fire enroute on a
north bound fast freight.
Members of the crew sidetracked
the blazing car and
notified track hands who
called the fire department.
The train continued immediately.
with the reservoir at the
Park Yarn Mill and pumped
water on the spectacular
inferno. Firemen succeeded
in extinguishing the
b\aze, but not until after
several thousand dollars ,
damage had been done to
the car and contents. The
unusual fire attracted a J
large crowd of spectators <
who gwtherel to watch the 1
firemen fight the blazing ,
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"Aid England no*. itot in IIJ it
/. Martin of l>uolr, to 'In large audience
who had u.i bored to.bout* her
l*uesdu> night in tin- < it.ii.iI S?*liooi
Audtioriuiii. Mit>. Martv.i. a gifted
and inspiring speukcr who had lived
in Europe seven yours, was brought
to Kings Mountain l?y the local 1'oM
of the American legion.
Mrs. Martin was introduced h.\
Rev. U. N. liaitd, Chaplain of tin
Legion'Pout, The meeting'was open
od and closed oy Post Conitnuudct
Laney Dcttniar in regulation Alitor
lean legion routine.. Distric* Coin
mandcr,' \V. \V. Souther. Progran
Chairman, presented officials of tin
civic organizations of Kings Mouu
tain who were on the stag?.
Miv Sou) her - in his intvodticifin
remarks stated that the purpose o
tlie meeting was to acquaint-citizen
with the actual facts that occiire.
in France so that we Americans cat
see that the same tiling does no
happen here, with no desire cuusi
Supt. 11. N. Barnes thnnked Mrs
Martin, for her inspiring and etlucii
The School Band under the dlrec
tion of Paul E. Hendricks, playoi
concert music preceding the pre
Mrs. Martin relating her eyp-wii
ness account of the fall of . Franc
"We didn't expect -war. The pec
pie. t hough t-"lt was impossible
France was annoyed with Knglisl
diplomacy when the Germans iti
vadptl Poland. She wasn't ready t
fight, and there was hatred in Bp
country for England. France sail
she had no interest in Poland. Shi
had enough Polish refugees already
"France had no defense. Then
was the Maginot Bine up (hero, bu
that was such a small part. It wn:
like locking your front door am
leaving the hack door open.
'Politics' ruled the country. Thi
men were corrupt.
"The French army did absolute!
nothing.' They were waiting for tin
blockade to cause a revolution ii
Germany, they said. '
"That was some' of the propagar
da which was being spread tlirougl
out France by the Fifth Column.
'The French officers sold out t
the Nazis. At the start of the wa
there were oivly 1.200 planes In- ?!
the country. Three hundred o
them couldn't take to the air.
'The men who rail the cotintr
were too busy. too corrupt. toi
"My husband and I wore -e'atinj
lunch iii Paris one day when tin
city was bombed. Two hundred ai:<
thirty-five German planes cann
over. Two French pursuit plane
took to' tho air. More damage wa
done to Paris during this 45 minnti
raid than was done during the eutiri
"And when the Germans iuvadei
the Lowlands and the R,\F helpei
get the English out of the country
the French said that England ha<
deserted them and taken their al<
away from them.
"There Is a danger here. 1 see i
We mustt help England til this fight
or the Nazis will come here. Th<
Germans have their plans. Tffid the;
are quite open about thein. We cat
beat them, but we've got to helj
England before she Is couquered.'
Gangster Car To Be
The "Dratlt Car' in wl'th Clyde
Harrow,, once public enemy No. 1,
end his sweetheart. Bonnie Parker,
met their death, which ended the
ghastly, bloody career-of two of
the United States' most notorious
members of the gangster world, wilt
be on display at the Howlaud Bros.
Motor Co showroom Saturday, Dec
14th from 1 p.m. till b p. nt
The bandit ear will be brought to
Kings Mountain through the courte
sy of Mr. J. B. Rowland and will bt
exhibited free to the public.
, The "Death Car" is now on a na
lion wide tour, working in conjunc
tlon with the President In a nation
wde drive to prevent crime.
With this exhibition. a lecture
will be given by C. Wiley Stanley
tnd Everett EilHngham, nationally
known lecturer and long connected
with the National Antl-Crlme Asso
elation. A brief talk will be given
tt the car, explaining what happen
ud at the time the bandits were
killed by the officer,<% detailing some
thing of their careers and answer
Ing countless questions that the au
dtence la privileged to ask.
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Watch Label Oft Your Paper And
Don't Let Your Subscription
FIVE CENTS PER COPY
! with put ion h of tli?* Knots' Mountain
'I I'oti office to mail their Christmas
I'.nt Haitito, cards, and lottft * early..
I Thfif art* only eleven more work1
.inj; days hrforo Christmas. pud now
t is tin* time to mull early.*
t Postmaster lllokely said:
"tluriUK the holiday time the,
r volutin* of mail increases up
proximately "000 percent. It is
a physical impossibility to handle
this. great mass of mail matter
efficiently and promptly
within, a 'few days. Therefore to
t assure delivery . of Chris'.tnast
present, cards, and tetters by ?
Christmas Jlay the public should
Shop and Mail Early. This will
r not only make it certu4n that
t tltcy arc?received before christs
mas Day but will lie a ureal aid
j to vour postal service and to
I tiostill rllinlirvees nmt enable.
t them to spend the Christinas
L? holiday with their families"
A K. Collins, .secretory of local
i. Rural Curriers, issued the following
i? appeal: "Hid you . ever see it sheet
, i(i 100 siaintis before they-, pre torn
r. apart? Ilow would you like the ex1
perii'iif- of licking seven or eight
>, entire sln-ets at one time? u t* noth
ing unusual for your rural carrier
l- to have to lirk fifty or sixty sheets
L? "of stamps in the last teh davs before
Christmas, think about; fixe or
i- six thousand stamps to lirk in just .
j. n few days, so we will appreciate
ti it very much of our rural patrons
i patrons will affix stamps on their
0 Christmas mail and save us lots of
Church Night At
,! Central Methodist
j | Tin- Rev. K. M. tones. ,Hls" lci Su
pei tnteiideni. of (lastonia. will speak
e and a year's program" . or a- liviii-s
will be launched at a church night
v j turkey dinner at Central Methodist
j Churrh Friday evening. Dev. 1?.. at
u ; 7:00 p. in. An open Joint meeting of
the Quarterly Conference, the Board
j. of Stewards, and the Worker's Coun
k. cil, to which all the members of th*
Church are invited, will be held in
0 connection with the dinner. The
j. Daughters of Wesley Bible Clays
, will have charge of the dinner,
f which will lie sprved at rents' a
plate. Members of families who 'oa'"
? .iiii. I... .?i.- n-i|u''in:'i "? nn i:v mis
0 I!. H. Partnn. Mi>. .1 It. Davis,.. .or
' pmn?> memtn r? of 'lie class as
toon as po^slMc in order ib.it a sr.Pt
number of (dates may be pro
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3 STORES BEGIN NIGHT *
3 OPENINGS NEXT WEEK
B ??? .
s : . Kings Mountain stores will begin
remaining open at night for the
2 Christmas season next Thursday. ,
j Dec. 20th. This action was decided
on by members of the Kings Mouhj
tain Merchants Association, at a rej
cent meeting of directors.
Local stores are well stocked
with holiday goods and gifts for the
t entire family and local shoppers are
. . invited to d otheir Christmas buying
i at home, in. Kings Mountain.
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by JameS Preston
i (Opinions Expressed in This Column
?re Not Necessarily the Views of
Strange us It sepms. some lead
ing New (Dealers an<l anti-New Deal
erS agree upon one major issue ?
hat production .^disrupting strikes
in national defense industries
should- be stopped.
A majority of the people probably
feel that way too, So if the announced
CiO and AKL. plans for a big
drive to unionize defense industries
results in a series of strikes, something
doubtless will ge done.
One day recently there was a peculiar
dovetailing of thoughts in
Washington. In the House a conser
vative, a New Dealer, and a middleof-the-roader
all denounced the
strike in the Vultee airplane piapt.
At the same time, an extremely
leftist New Dealer downtown was
talking privately about empowering
the government to step In and end
People are likely to get angry
when strikes interrupt the production
of defense goods. Therefore, it
(Cont'd 011 back p. >;o)