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The above picture ahowa the r<
the Welfare Committee of the Cen i
Gamble la chairman. Co-workers are
Alexander, Jimmy Burna, and Mlaa S
girls will have a warm jacket, a p
during the Holidays, thanks to the a
which includes 190 garments, 120 c
- At Presbyterian
Uev. P. t>. Patrick, Pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church issued
the following announcement in regards
to the day of prayer and med
Itation to be observed Christmas
Mr. Patrick's announcement fol'
"All right thinking people ' are
deeply distressed that civilization
"has gone so far backward the last
few years." and this is the condom*.
nation, that is come into the "world,
and men loved darkness rather than
Tho message of Christmas is the
message of light. was born in
the manger, say, "I am the light of
Let us spend part of Christmas
day on our knees, praying for the
Light of the World to penetrate the
darkness of earth and bring the
Peace that our hearts are longing
The doors of the First Presbyterian
Church will be open from nine ,
A. M. to nine P. M. for prayer and
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Souther wHl
spend Christmas wl\h Mrs. Souther's
mother, Mrs. M. M. Greene in
Kiwanis To Meet
The Kings Mountain Kiwanls Club
will hold its regular weekly meeting
"Thursday evening at 6:?.0 in the Wo
mans Club' Building. The Achievements
Committee will be in charge
of the program and a report of the
past year's accomplishments will he
made. Members of the committee
are B. N. Barnes. Chairman. D. M.
Bridges and George B. Peeler.
The meeting will be the Inst one
with the present officers as new officials
will be installed the first.
meeting in January.
The Sole Drawbacl
"DROBABLY there are a doxen diffe
one I like the best of all is the
According to my favored rendition, M
y kitchen early one afternoon to att
cc^ >red quarter of the town.
When die appeared at 8 o'clock i
an enthusiaatic account of the affair
"Miss Mamie," the declared, "da
-din'! I reekln very few w'ite folks an
did have a weddin' dat wua de beat
-> X. W-IJ- m
wvuv m vmq qo unae jrvur vwa m i.
op regaardless. Her weddin' gown .1
twos trimmed 'round do aldcei wid
eras done up high on her held in p
it was stack we of deee yere w*ite n
block map end dat w*He regret?Ur
"Mine Hot, you sholy aleo anc
whar da bridal feaat wua spread. I
plaba and ire rrseia tmil yea eoalda
and a whole seep syringe foil of salt
"De weddm tsastlasted all aid
niggers la stm ever dere danda*. I j<
breakfast as' den. befo' I washed de
I to tek a hand bode las' qeadrfllo."
"Bat, Handsr? Said her mistress
the bridegroom f
"NesM. lef him oat a-papoe. 1
1 to dot swh'.*
"Oh, rm so sorry. Was ha dran!
1 don' know of no woa or ef he
rot op do way she woa and wid dat'a
Jow-flung, Unky-haided nigger, he m
STMAS CHEER j
?Photo.by Harold Hunnlcutt
:sults of time, effort and work, by
ral P. T. A. of which Mr*. Ruth
Mesdames Hugh Ormand, L L.
arah Allison. Many little boys and
air 'of shoes- and something to- eat
ccomplishmenta of the committee,
ans of food and 12 pairs of shoes.
Air. Rodney Mauney
Funeral services for Rodney T.
Mauney. age 73. were held *U Elizabeth
church. Monday afternoon alio
internu-ut made in the Klizulieth
Mr. Mauney died Saturday hight
al liis home near Shelby following
an illness of several weeks.
Mr. Mauney and family lived Iff
Rings Mountain for many years and
in more repent years have lived at
tlie Mauney ancestral home near
Surviving are .his widow who was
before marriage Miss Georgians Rob
erts and the following children:
Ralph T.. John R. O. Bailey. J. Her
man. Rev. Carl G. Mauney. Mrs. S.
B Wilson and Mrs \V_ P. Hernrtnn
all of Shelby. Rev. Curl G. Mauney
is pastor of Bethlehem Baptist cliur
eh. Also surviving are the following
sisters and brothers: Mrs. K. L.
Ware of Newell, Mrs. Jim Borders
of Charlotte, both of whom lived in
Kings Mountain for many vears;
Mrs. Prank, Rlppy of Shelby, Mrs. J
II. Brown of Chattanooga. Tenn..
John L. Mauney of Atlanta. Ga.. and
J. B. Mauney of Utncolnton^
Car Hits Fire Hydrant
Considerable damage was done to
both car and fir? hydrant Sunday
night when it was h's by ati autoiui
bile driven by Mrs. /illiam Hagley.
The accident oci rred on Moult
tain street in front o> the Grady
King residence. Town employees
worked until 2 A. M. Monday morulug
repairing the water main which
was damaged by the impact of the '
Fire Chief Grady King connected
the pumper on the tire truck to keep ,
the line clear of water while it was
being repaired. The fire department
lighting system was also "put into
operation so that workman would
have necesrnry light to make the re j
pairs at night and water service
would not have to be Interrupted j
while it was fixed during daydglit.
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FITE TRIO TO 8INQ
The File Sisters will sing Sunday
night in the *Wesleyan Methodist
Church at 7:00 o'clock. The public
is Inrtted to hear fhfs talented trio.
id the World
l S. COBB
c to Utter Success
ring versions of thia story but the
one I heard twentv-odd years ago.
landy, the cook, left her employer's
end a marriage ceremony in the
text morning she gave her mistress
it iruttinly wuz a scrumptions wed'
no niirsrers .nt all in dls town ever
of dish yen; one. I only wisht you
My! fcfy: i'at gal suttinly wuz got
iras all hollered out at de top and
rows of w*ite vermin. An' her hair
ampydo, and' right in de middle of
igreta. And de contraa' betwixt dat
I likewise should a' seen de table
toy had chicken coquettes at ever'
i't rest^and, punch made out of gin
lit an' taint finished 'till yit. Dem
ist stole away to cook you up a til*
dishes, I aims to ran on back for
, "yon haven't said anything about
le wus da only drawback dey wuz
wasn't; bat Miss Nov, wid dat gal
insic and all dem vitties, dat nasty,
rver did come."
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?8DAY. DEC. 26. 1M0
is MOUNTAIN. N. C. THUI
For Mrs. Lovell
Mrs. (Jvurgi E..Lovell, ago > >. died
at tie hospital iu Morehi-ad t'Uy
from her homo. In North Marlowe,
following an Illness of pm untotila.
News of her passing caine tis a
gnat shock tir-triends In Kings
Mountain, where she li\od. for sevei
at years and where sIij was greatly
" loved by those who knew. her. Her
sous, Lawrence Lovell '' of Kings
Mountain anil Edward Lovell of
Charlotte, were called when it was
found that tier condition was critical.
but she passed away before
Funeral services will he held this
iTuesday) afternoon at the First
Cap! 1st Church. Kings Mountain.
The- body will' be in state for one
hour prior to the funeral.
Interment will be iu Mountain
Mrs . Lovell, was before marriage,
Miss Marion Chandler,' of Providence.
Rhode Island. While living iu
Kings Mountain she engaged active
ly in t)ie work of her- church. the
First Baptist, and was for a number
of years choir director and soprano
olist. 3he gave lavishly bf her time
and talents'to any good cause ol
the church. She was alpo active- in
civic organizations serving as presl
lent of the Wonmns Club and filling
Important offices in the Red Cross
organization. She was unusually
kind and thoughtful In her ministra
tioiis to the sick and unfortunate.
Her devotion to her family was
marked and the sympathy of the en
tire community goes out to them In
Mrs. Lovell Is survived by her hus
band. George E. Lovoll; three sons,
Edward Lovell of Charlotte, Lawrence
Is)veil of Kings Mountain and
Clarence Lovell of North Harlowe.
Also surviving are two sisters, MIsb
Helen Chandler, of Providence. R. I.
who in well known in Kings Mountain,
'where she visited the Lovelt
family a number of times and Mrs.
David Stone of Cranston, R.'I.
Belk's Have Xrnas Party
J"' -->^ i;;?ji >,r~ as
Employees of Belk's Department
Store were "entertained last night
after the store closed, tu a gala
Christmas party. Santa Claus. talked
to members of the staff from the
Mr.* W. M. Ruth, of Salisbury, father
of Mr. Hilton ftutb. manager,
played the part of Santa,, and dlstri
buted gifts to the employees. Mr.
Ruth has quite a reputation as an
entertainer and after dinner speaker
Both regular and extra members
of the clerical staff enjoyed the holl
I Those present for the occasion
were: Misses Lucille McGinuis,
Ruby Burrage, Adeline Warllck,
Clara Humphries, Vivian Prince,
Helen Seism, Betty Patrick, Annie
Laurie Sunvmitt, Evelyn Adams, Vir
ginia Allen, Jacqueline Rawls, Annie
Mae Ware, Irene Allen; Mesdames
Adelaide Hamrlck, Bess Weir
C. P. Elara, Bessie Dickey, Y. P.
Thornburg and B. M. Hayes; Messrs
Bill Hoffman, Bill Gsntt, Bedford
Ramsey and Jimmy Dickey, and Mr
and Mrs. Hilton Ruth and sons,
Jack and Billy.
Small Fire Sunday night
Firemen did not have tar to go to
the.fire Sunday night aa It was in
the City H*n. the place where the
fire department Is located. The fire
Which was> caused by defective wiring
did damage estimated at about
*15 by Chief Grady King.
Ceiling in tRe hall of the building
The Sunday night fire was the
second In the comparably new bulll
ing from defective wiring.
Mr. Frank Slocumb Dies
Mr. Frank Slocumb. who was near
Ing his 88th birthday, passed away
at his home in New Bedford, Mass.
Monday morning, around eight o'clock.
Death came suddenly.
Mr. Slocumb is well known In
Kings Mountain, having spent much
of his time at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Williams, and Mr. and
Mrs. Jesse Williams.
Mr, and Mrs. Charles Williams
nlaw Ua?i. ?? kyA? Vw
|iiau iu IWHTO ftVI IlOW DUUIUIU VJ
plane Wednesday morning to bo
present for the tuneral service
which will be held Thursday afternoon.
I Icing s Imoua
Christmas P. T. A. Party
ljtist Wednesday at the regular
assembly program the Welfare Com
in It tee of the-Central P. T. A. helJ a
most- impressive gift party." The'.ehil
dreti of the school brought gifts for
the underprivileged members. Maeh
child took their gift add placed it
on the rostrum. Christmas carols
were s'uug and a short address was
made by tne Superintendent, B. N.
Harms, thanking the children and
the committee that made this program
Mrs. Ruth Onnand and Miss Sara
Allison, teachers, and also members
of the P. T. A. Committee express
ed their appreciation to the children
for the gifts.
Many gifts including clothing and
tood was obtained. These contributions
will be distributed by Mrs.
TVutfi Oamble"and her committee to
the needy families of. Kings Mountain.
At K. M. urag
Winners in the Kings Mountain
,Drug Co.. contest will be preseuted
.with their prizes tomorrow morning
at 10:00 A. M. in the store by Charles
Thoniasson who will be in charge
of the Christmas party. Two bicycles
and 16 other prizes will bo
given 18 happy boys and girls.
Messrs Don Blanton and Johnnie
M'cGill are well pleased with the results
of the contest hnd asked The
.Herald to express their thanks to
every boy and glrlB who entered.
The contest closes this evening at
7:00 P. M.
Chester A. Littlejohn Dies
Chester A. Littlejohn, 60, died
Buuday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
at his home. Funeral services were
held yesterday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock at the Oakview Baptist chur
ch. Rev. L. p. Turner and Rev. C. C.
Gore officiated. He is survived by
his wife and the following children:
(; L. Littlejohn of Burlington, Louise
Littlejohn of Burlington, W." H.
Littlejohn of Cheyenne, Wyo., Felix
Littlejohn of Burlington, Grace and
Katherine Littlejohn of Kings Moun
thin. He also Is scrvlved by two
brothers, Robert Littlejohn of Besse
mer City and Charley Littlejohn of
Kings Mountain, and" two sisters,
Mrs. Sally Reynolds and Mrs. Mollle
McDaniel of Kings Mountain.
The three financial iostitutloua of
Kings Mountain have mailed their
stockholders dividend checks. Tho
First National Bank mailed their
hemi-annual dividends on Deo. 16, ac
cording to B. S. Neill, Cashier.
The two building and loan associa
tlons, The Home, with A. H. Pattereon,
secretary sad treasurer, and
the Kings Mountain, with J. C. Lackey,
secretary and treasurer, nailed
their cheeks on Dec. loth, j
The checks were mailed prior to
Christmas so that stockholders of
the three institutions could use
their dividends for holiday shopping.
The sound financial condition
of the three organisations and the
business like way in which the aff.Us
n.a ?... A?_ _ .Sil..
Iiu11? aiuauuiru oy iqo ouicwrB
and directors made these dividends
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fTAIN IS ~
With ^iirlstma** only one day auar,
and the preliminary warm-up
of junta's reindeer herd In the offing.
Kings Mountain people yesterday
girded themselves for a hectic
last round of shopping for gifts. In
this endeavor they will receive the
hearty co-operatton of Kings Mountain
stores, whose sales forces have
beoii greatly augmented (or the last
The streets Bud stores were lined
with holiday shoppers yesterday and
? large crowd is contemplated (or
today, as Santa will make his annual
appearance in Kings Mountain tonight
after all good little boys and
; girls' are tucked away in their beds.
Merchants were well pleased with
their holiday sales, which has been
brisk here for the past two weeks
Postal authorities report that thej
have been swamped under , au ava
lamche of mail -for-the past severe
weeks, but that the peak has been
reached. Post office employees band
led the rush In an efficient mannei
and with very littld confusion and
delay considering the large volume
The Post Office remained open Sat
urday afternoon for the convenience
of Christmas mailers. The Post
Office will be closed all day tomorrow.
The City Hall will close today at
noon and remain closed until
The stores and business house!
will be closed Just one day, which
will bo tomorrow.
Members of the Police Depart
ment will be oh duty as usual.
The mills or Kings Mountain pre
seated each employee with a tint
bag of Christmas goodies.
Sunday Schools are having their
Christmas trees for the little folks.
Civic organisations and Churches
have been very liberal, this year
and needy families will be taken
care of The Kiwanis Club, Li<5hs
Club and the P. T. A.. Churches and
Bible Classes are providing Christmas
cheer in the form of gifts for
both the children and adults of
All in all Kings Mountain U look
lng forward to a very merry Christmas,
and The Herald wishes for ev
ery reader a day of happiness.
Bank to Be Closed
The First National Bank will be
closed two days Ip observance ol
Christmas, accordine to B. K. Neill.
Cashier. The two days will be Wed>
nesilay and Thursday. The second
day, Thursday, has been declared
a legal holiday by Governor Clyde
Hoey aud the bank la co-operating
with the state holiday.
Mrs. Griffin To Make
Mrs. E. W. Griffin. State Chairman
of the Safety Division of the Feder
ated Women Clubs will make e re
dlo eddreea from station WSOC,
Charlotte, Friday, JQec. 27th, from
3:16 to 3:30 P. M Mrs. GrtffUrt
topic will be: "The Art of Real Driv
Mrs. Griffin has done outstanding
work towards making people more
thoughtful along the lines of safety,
and Kings Mountain cltlsens are In
vlted to listen in on the local lady's
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| Two Trucks
! Two drfctWBiW hufli
i ?;n ?nd.. occurred Thurtwlar^.
! ui i:? lii?liwuy. near Yateo' Place,,
ill which two h'uxh truck* were mm uk'Uly
(icstroyed. bflt who-tj- il|ivcr?
siMiwil uitlimit iis Ini v
Th>.' first accident occurred when
YV. \\\ Green. driver for Petroleum
farriers, inc., of Fayetteville. b>st
control of the big oil tanker he was
driving. It overturned and caught
fire when, according to Highway Pa
tro!]nuu Jack .Stewart, who investigated
the accident, a tire blew out.
' (}>-cei\ escaped with only minor, m
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A few' minutes later, when the
wreckage of .Green's tanker loomed
.in front of Taylor Gabard. driver
for Roadway Kxpress' of Charlotte,
who was driving a - big transport
truck, westward towards Kings
^fountain'. in the opposite direction
from that in which the tirst truck
was going, he almost ran into it.
He brought' his truck to a standstill
within about three feel of the burning
tanker and was able to save hltn
self by jumping but the truck tm.mediately
caught fire and was dost
royed. Gabard cheapo injury.
i'ire Chief Grady King answered a
'call to thd burning trucks, but was
Unable to do anything about extlug
I uisliinc the fireS.
i Schools Have Christinas
: j Christmas programs wore present"|
e?l In Kings Mountain Schools duri
lug their chapel periods last Friday.
The programs were enjoyed by st items.
faculty and parents who were
\ At Central School the hoys and
, girls high school glee clubs, directed
by pisses Dorothy Carson and
Carolyn Carlisle, and the dramatics
pupils, under the. direction of Miss
Byar. cooperated in presenting a
| splendid Christmas program compoa
ed of readings and songs. There
were about 15b hoys ami girls on llio
'r stage participating in the program,
Betty Fulls sang a solo. "Away In a
j Manger." *
t Both Kast and West' Schools also
I had interesting Christmas programs.
' Free Children Show
' At Dixie
Manager David Cash of 'lie Divio
" Theatre has asked The Herald to
remind all children of his free children's
show this morning si li):t)0
' o'clock "Sliorts. comedies and car- '
tofnis. will he shown fot the young
1 folks of Kings Mountain and - a it'
1 children are itlvlted. ,
Besides the free movies,. Mauager
* asu win Kive mo cnuaren Btrta
which were made possible bv the c.o
operation of several local merchants
s ,Mr! Cash said: "We want .'the
i house full for the Christmas Five
Show, which is our present to the
1 Christmas Program
A Christmas program will bo givh
en Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 7:00 p. m.
at the Wosleyan Methodist Church.
A candle lighting service will conclude
the program. Every one is
cordially Invited to participate in
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(Opinions Expressed an Thie Column
Are Not Neceeearily the Views of
If you stay in Washington long
enough, you lose all sense of perspective.
You begin to forget that
there are millions of farmers in thin
country, tilling millions of acres of
land. You forget all the miners and
the lumbermen and fishermen, and
everybody else hard at work produc
Ing the national wealth of this coun
try. In short, you get In the same
frame of mind as a lot of politicians
Tour Washington reporter took a
few days off last week and left the
nation's capttol in order to talk and
| listed to a lot of poople who belong
. to a very Important segment of our
, national economy. To he exact, that
group was the manufacturers, and
they were meeting in New York
; City last week at the- Congress of
t American Industry. It was the 45th
, Annual event of its kind, and when
you consider the Importance of ini
dustry In the present scheme al
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