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Wi'avurvllUi, Jap. 1J.?A large pro
poi.ioa ut tuts i*i? atuuci:ls o( W'euv
iv nit- niglt itclioot walked out ut <
their classrooma thin uiorniim in mo '
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test to the selection ol' Claude L. '
Co\o us principal rutner fnuu Olit' i
jfetorsoii, coucu of athletic* ^ liuai i ^
the stuuents wanted.
' - Souie estimates were that 240
participated in the. strike, plans tor ,
which were ina<le at a protest meet ,
jtng FrlQuy. s
There wk're' frequent qlieet^ for .
i'etersou, and banners strung about i
over the town said, "We wunt .Peter
soli." The demonstrations were de.scribed
ub orderly. ! |
? Kutherfordlou, Jan. lhV-Kotir half t
. tcrown chickens, which hutched in a j t
box in the engineer's seat on tha | $
? liffsUie HaiLwuv company iii Kuth-!
ertord county, arc believed to bo j i
the, only leathered hoboes hi the i t
They ride the train daily and V
toiim about the cugiuu and tender \
Gastoiiiu, Jan. 13.-?First step to- j
ward the formation of u Gastouia x
unit ot tile North Caroliua Home
Guard will cotue tonight at 7:30 '
when all ptist commanders of the t
American Legion post will meet t
with .Mayor George. 11. Mason in his n
/ office to discoss details.
Rockingham, Jan. 13.?Fire de- g
stroyed the Knowleu Page* lodge,, v
long a popular rendezvous tor fish- t
ing parties at Ledbetler's Popd. The i
.. loss, was estimated at $4,000. *
Asheville, Jan. 13.?Mrs. Atnuuda
Brown, 31. died yesterday in a hospital
here of_ burns she suffered Fri
day night in her home when her
clothing caught fire.
Hurgaw Jan. 13.?Coy Rivenha'-k,
about 35, of Horse Branch, five mites
northwest of Uurgaw. was killed
Instantly "yesterday afternoon about
3:30 o'clock when an automobile in
which he was riding struck Pike's
. . Creek bridge, Bouth of here.
F. S. Royal of Chinquaquin, also
an occupant pf tlie car was slightly
hurt in tho crash which blocked
traffic on tlie highway ' for some
Kinstou, Jan. 13.?John Monroe
Wilson. 23 year old unemployed, cot
ton mill Worker- of Kinston. was held
today after Sheriff am 11. Churchill
said, lie confessed he killed Fred B.
Sutton, prosinent farmer last Thurs
day night. . '
Sutton was hacked to death with
an uxe at his .service station and
the cash drawer was robbed of $23
The money, the sheriff said, was v
found in a Jar burled under Wilsons 1
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Spartanburg, S. C? Public schools v
and theaters have been closed and 11
all sports events banned until fur- a
thor' notice as a precaution against 0
the Spread of loflensa In Spartanburg.
Fayettevllle, Jan. 15.?The public
schools of Fayettevllle and Cumberland
county were odrorcd cloced v
today because of the prevalence of d
Charlotte, Jan. 13.?Oakhurst high e
school, with 200 absences,' and Hlc ii
kory Grove high school with more n
than 100 pupils absent; wil close r
Indefinitely today .to avoid further t
spread of influenza. *- ji
? ii~ , n jLaugliing
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By IRVIN S.
CGBERT, aged seven, went to the S
had been looking forward to the
many other things, realization hardly
la the wagon on the way to the i
aonal difference with a fellow-paasenge
second beat. Shortly after his arrival
down en a bumblebee, with the resn
'Then he fell in the creek. A little gii
nocent pleasantry on his part and sma
Oa kajllu onnkiirnf
tic KVk VVUIT OUH'/UI 11V.
Late In the afternoon, Egbert, in
?,As he limped up the front steps hi
evening paper, said:
'Well, son. vl at sort of a time di
"J'apa," said i^slurt, 'Tip so^glac
t Brief Form1
ijuhw Kcundoi*. Jill, .U Many ar
n wi ll' mailt' ItMlaw utnl
orCes of. military police were held
ii rcadiiKs* for new outbreaks fob
ow lug a bloody Clash in which t wo
ioters were shot dead, IT' others
'oulvdecl and 13 policemen hvirt.
Autlioities blutned Communists atenia
for the disorders, which, start
<! with a demonstration thrugh the
nipiiitl's streets and ended in the
toning of the presidential palace J
rsterday. The attack was dispersed
iv a tear-gas burrugge and gunfire.
New York, Jau. 111.?Wendell L.
Vilkle favors passage with modifl ation
of President Hoosevelts aid!
o-Hritaln bill and plans a flying
rip to England to survey llio war
Appioval of the'proposed "lend
ease" measure was announced by
ho 1340 Republican presidential can
lldate yesterday and brought immcliato
comment from Alt M. L?audon,
"If Mr. Wllkie had revealed that
c be his position before the Roiiiblicnn
national convientioii he
vould not have been nominated.'
Sacramento. Calif-. Jan. IS?Nick
ieliwall receives >50 a month as a
ntdgc.tender on a bridge he does
The war department -designa-ted1
lie :nther river as a navigable
it tea m, despite the fact tlie stream
las become too' shallow for',.' any*
hing except small power boa's, Not
>nly that, the river channel has
,liitted until the drawbridge now is
iver dry land.
Washington, Jan. 13.?Richard J.
leynolds, of the North Carolina to
jacco family, has been summoned
o tell a special federal grand jury
lore of his activities in the 1940
Others announced today as havng
been summoned for appearance
>n Thursday were Samuel P. Pryor
)f New York, eastern campaign man
iger for the Republican party; Sew
311 Avery of Chicago, James P. Lln:oln
of Cleveland. Edgar M. Quenny
>f St. Louis. George W. Pepper of
Philadelphia, and St. Clair of Boston
Reynolds told a senate committed
ast week he had lent some ?300,000
0 Democratic party organizations.
West Palm Beach, Fla., Jan 13.?
rite coast guard cutter Mojave tried
tnsucceasflly today to refloat the
7nitejl States liner Manhattan,
vhich weut aground some 250 yards
iff the beach last night.
New York, Jan". 13.?An aged man
vho presumably went back' into his
tome to recover possessions, lost
lis life early today in a flee which
wept over a block ?irea tn the Ar'6rne
section of Queens leveling 15
louses and tamuging 25 others with
1 property loss estimate1 by fire
ifflctals at $100,000. 4
The victim teatatively identified;
is Hyman Leow, 71, was found in
he basement of his two-story
Spartanburg. Jan. 14.?Coupled
rlth the announcement that the war
ieparpne'nt had decided to Issue a
lanket order of taking needed propirty
for construction at Caipp Croft
n fan try replacement cottier, three
iiajor developments at th cantonaent
yesterday made the day's acIvlttes
in many repects the most
mpoitnnt of the new year.
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J the World j
s. COBB .
unday- scV^nl picnic. For days he
event; hut, as in the case of so
raeasuicu up to anticipation.
picnic ground, Egbert had a perr.
He came out of the altercation
at the scene of festivities he sat
lit that he was painfully stun of.
rl took offense at a perfectly- 5ncked
his face and pulled his hair.
a disheveled state, reached Vi> n.
is father, glancing up from -e
d you have at th? V
I I'm hack I'm fj'.ua 1 v;cnt."
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KINGS MOUNTAIN. N. C.
TEN RULES FOR i
1. Avoid contact withj
those who sneeze or cough.
2. Avoid unnecessary exposure
to inclement weather.
3. Be sure your home is
well ventilated; avoid draft
4. Drink plenty of water;
cat >a well-balanced diet. .
.5. Get plenty of rest and
sleep; guard against fatigue.
H. Wear suitable clothing
outdoors in cold weather. I
o". i?i ??*. ? l
i. v?w iu ucu ni ursi sign
of a cold; watch for fever.
8. Cover all coughs and
sneezes with a handkerchief.
9. Do not encourage visitors
if you have a cold.
10. Consult a doctor; do
not make your own diagnos.
Polio Drive To
Kings Mouu'.ain will have'an op-,
port unity to alii in tire drive to secure
funds for infantile paralysis !
research and treatment according to ;
John A. Anthony, County Chairman
from Shelby. The quota set for tiro
county is_$750. A total of 1492 was
raised lust year in lite county and '
Kings Mountain contributed to thifund.
Postmaster W. K. DiaUelv will
handle the organization of postmasters
in-the county; -Supt 15 N. Barnes
will assume lcnde: -.hip ct
the Kings Mountain Schools. and
Mrs. Frank Summers will be In
charge of the town drive.
The "March of (Dimes" idSa -will
be followed this year and every .citizen
will be .given an .opportunity to
The annual drive climaxes with
Preside!)i Rotvmvelt's birthday, and
citizens through out the country
have birthday halls, hut Cleveland
County will raise their contribution
without the hall according to County
The actual drive, will begin tho;
last week of the month ending An 1
the President's birthday Jan. 30tli.
Mission Ttally At First
The First Presbyterian Church of
Kings Mountain will be the host to
a Missions Rally for the Presbytery
on Friday, Jan. 17, front 4:45 p. m.
to nine o'clock. ^Delegations are expected
from all 37 churches in the
Presbytery and a splendid program
has been prepared by the Foreign
Mission Committee of the Presbytery,
of which Dr. O., V. Armstrong
Is chairman. Among' the speakers
will be Rev. R. H. Stone of A'es'.
Jefferson, N. C.. whose great Home
Mission work is known throughout
the .Whole Church; and Rev. Win. A.
Linton of Kvisan, Korea.
The public is cordially invited to
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Lumber Co. Receives
The U. S. Military program has di
rectly aided at least one business
firm in Kings Mountain. The Elmer
Lumber Co. is operating at capacity
filling an order for 25,640 Window
frames, received Jointly with a
Shelby Lumber flrip. The frames are |
being made for the Holly Ridge Air |
port project, located in eastern North
Carolina. Mr. Charles Thomaason
of the Elmer Lumber Co. said, "We
are working full time to complete
the order, but we are atlll able to
handle local business."
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i^ouiuy tax uoiiecior
Here Each Friday
B. L. Webb, County Tax Collector
from Shelby will be In Kings Mountain
at the Citjr Hall each , Friday
from 10: t>0 A. M. to 4 1?. M. to collect
taxes from this end of the
Citizens are asked .to' pay especial
attention to this notfco as extra pen
alfy -will be added to unpaid accounts.
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1S41
nsftd Tn P^<
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Standing committees for the year '?
wore appointed by Prexldeut \V, E. 1'
Clakely at the Kiwanis meeting last
Thursday evening tu the Wontans le
Club building. The eoiuuiitle^s hre
Agriculture: ,1)1'. J. K. Anthony.
Chairman, Wray A. Wllliunts, L. V
Arnold Kls<T, N. F. Mctitll.
Americanism: W. \V. Souther.
Chalrmun, Arthur Hay. It. C. Hold.
J. C. Lackey, tleorge H. Feeler.
Attendance: E. VV. Or iff in, Chairman',
I. Ci? Patterson, O. C. O'Karrell
Boys and Girls Work: P. M. Neis- hi
ler. Chairman. H. N. linlrd. r?:? O.
jacksim', P. N. Haines. hi
, Classification and Membership:
J. H. Thomson. Chairman, - 11. S r?
Peeler, W. L. Itamseur.
House: \V. S. Fulton. Chairman. ; -1:
J". L. Woodward, Harold Crawford.! :
Inter-Club Relations: J. B. Keeter
Chairman-. J. A. Neisler. Eugene R. ,a
Kiwanis Education: 11 M. Brld- ' T
l.es,.-chairman. W. M. Momliead. Hi i'1
I. P. Baker. if
Music: Wm. 'Curtis Fitlls. Chair- oi
man. Dr. Phillip tr. Padgett. _ t*
Program; Ladd W. Hamrick. Chair tl
mail. W. K. Mauney. Fred \V. Plonk. 1 m
Public Affairs: B. S. Nelll, Chair- < <
man. A. II. Patterson: L. h. Benson.
O. IV Myers. J B. TJiomasson..
Publicity: Harold R. Hunnleutt.
Chairman, R. Halbert Webb, Claude r
Reception; Lester A. lloke. Chair
man, J. L. McGtll. J. R. Davis. .
Under-Frivi!eged Child: G. A (
Bridges. Chairman. C. E. Neisler.
Ilrrold CoKtiins, B. M. Ormatid,
Vocational Guidance: C. Glenn
Willie, chairman. P. D. Patrlek, J.
E Heriidon, tl. R Houter. ^
Ktwanis Bulletin: Aubrey Mauney ^
Editor. William R Crnlg. Jr., .Direc- *
The regular weekly meeting will .
be held this evening at 6:3"> in the i
Woman* Club building. No special j. '
program has been arranged, but ((>
work of the different. eonntiitleeg |
will he discussed and plans for the
yeuy's aclivitics formulated. I .
Band Stand Moved jr
City workmen have been busy the !!.
past several days moving the bani
stand at the corner of' Cleveland
Avenue and King street to a sit?
noar the water works. The .stand J',
will he used to store supplies for '
the water department.
The stand was constructed year ?
before last jointly by the Town and %
NYA on the school property to be *
used for baud concerts. The removal
was necessitated when the property
was sOld to secure funds for the 8
Kings Mountain School Stadium, 8
whi?h is to he constructed. e
Will Rogers' 5
Humorous Story *
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By WILL ROGERS t
PEOPLE are a lot more super*
stitious than they'll admit. You (l
??.i *i? ??a n.i. a i.i. C
xiiiu uiu must s^cusiuie iuukui^ iuiks i
picking up pins and doing a lot of j 1'
other eilly things, to keep tlveir
luck going straight.
But a girl that ts about to got
married has got a right to be sup- . j
crstitious. I reckon, if anybody has.
She's got a lot of'things to worry
Well, this girl that I'm talking ?
about went tb a friend of hen that
worked In a Jewelry store, and i
showed him her engagement ring. *|
"You see," she says, "Harry got ?
me an opal ring, because opal is my
blrthstona. But Ihre always heard
that opals are unlucky, and I dont .
know what to do. I nrfte to giva
It back to bim and ask him to get (
something else, and I hate to run >
riarht Into a lot of hard luck." v
^The jewelir looked st the ring a r
"It's all right, girlie," ho say*.
"You Rln't got no cause to worry.
If all the troubles you ever have '
are no closer to real trouble than *
this is to a real opal, you won't t
never have anything but imitation l
worries. You're In luck."
Arrt rlesa Mm UtK (
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Fonn No. 14h. Notice of Selection
is been sent to the following un it
ic quota of ten selected tor ttie
luunry 21 call will ho-chest n* from
lis list, depending on Hit- physical
elimination of some of the volunera:
No. 7: Ihixtor Wray Owens
No. 33: .Samuel Humes tlouuton? )
No. 43: Kugenc Hardin.
"Co. 75: Alex TalmudRe Randall V
No. si: Harvey Ia-o Sroup~-Y.
No. 125:, Stanley Flay Person?V.
No. 153: Clarenc. (none) Pope V
No. 102l?: Joseph Franklin Uai91"?.Y.'
Nil, 1295: Lawrence llavis Hat>r
No. *I9-A: Herman I.erov liar tl?-V..
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The quota of two selected for the i
aininry- 29 colored call will he:
No. 37: Willie Rogers Roberts. I
N6. 92:Jumes Arthur Jlunliam. .
The men will leave Kings Moun- I
:iii on a special chartered bus for
ort Bragg next Tuesday morning,
he patriotic spirit is still prevailig
among the m'en registered at
te local Draft Board. as eight out
f the ten men selected are voltin
w>rs. .and there is a ch\ ice . that
le" other two-.enrollees will he volnte#rs.
T.lu- men selected will revive
one yar's- training in the Soctive
peaker Mull Presented
The House of-.Representaives of
lie N. (' State Legislature is now
ring called to order t>y Speaker
idus Mull with a gavel presented
ini Tuesday by friends front Kings
lountain. The official presentation I
sok place at noon Tuesday. The j
lings Mountain committee was pre
entod the courtesy of the House,
md Attorney J. R. Davis, a fonner
letnber of the Legislature present
ti the envoi Oh. behalf of the eitiens
of Kings Mountain.
P. M. Noisier had the gave! mnd"
y a wood-carver from fSrover. from
. piece- of walnut taken from the
Id Rock iintt-'e. which was l>nilt
i ISO!?. itt the 'shadow of historical
The idea to present tlie ravel 6iginated
with Mnvo'r J. R. Thomas- j
on. who has been a friend of '
peaker Mn'l for years. r
Tlie committee accompanying Mr. j
iavls to . Raleigh Tuesday .for the j
resentatlon were W. K. Maunoy. !
lee Bridges and Arnold Kiser.
Irocery Stores Announce
*Jew Closine Hours
Beginning February 1st, grocery
tores of Kftigs Mountain will oberve
the following hours: open
ach morning at 7:00 A. M , close
aeh week clay at 6.:io IV M , and
lose Saturday at 9:d0 P. M. C'uatolers
are asked to please note the
hange in closing hours and assist
id grogerymeu who ajo cooperating
ith the Kings the Kings Mountain
President Glee A. Bridges, of the
lerchants Association, who made
he announcement for the groceryiien
asks that the housewives coiperate
so clerks ahd owners of the
irocery stores may enjoy shorter
Worshipful Master Arthur Grouse,
f Fairview 1-odgi; No. :w.> who was
eeently re-elected for another year,
as appointed the following officers
ienior Deacon. George \V. White;
unior Deacon. S. R Suber; Senior
Howard. Ft. M Ormand; Juftlor
[toward. J. C Keller; and Tyler,
, A. Walker.
Ir. Womans Club
The picture "Second Chorus" tea
uring Fred Astaire and Paulette
loddard showing at the Dixie Theare
Thursday and Friday of this
reek is sponsored hy the .lunior Wo
nan's Club and' those who* wish to
ee this picture may obtain a tickit
by calling onejbf the members ot
he Junior Womai.'s Club. Your paronago
will be very much apprecla
ed by by the Club, and the Dixie
rheatre whose management has so
indly allowed the memers of the
Mub to sponsor this plcturo.
Watch Libel On Your Paper And
Don't Let Your Subscription
FIVE CENT8 PER COPY
/ The Ki'tp- Mnuu'uin jchflol Hoard
tn ;? t illt'4 iiiciMltiK j estonlay at I
M voted to tin* nclio'il from
fodtiy, .Inn. t ill It. until I'ui'ixluy
motiiiuv. .I?u ,21st..a* u precaution
mi-UHti!i ui pi.tfin tltf spread of
tIn? flu which lias been jwocpini;
the iottr.lr> front west to east.JTho
diseasi it as not reached the .ejThlomte-Htape.
hut the school authortiea
liechb it Its was host to close the
school to prevent the sickness front
spreading. Sdpi..H. N Unities elated
that the attendance was 84 per
cent which is not so bad.
All school activities have been
called ofrt and soitool officials hopo
that children will avoid public pathorltips,
and stay at home to that
wheti school opens Tuesday mornhip
they will be ready to report.
The basket bail panics scheduled ' .
tor Friday lilplit with "Uulherfordton ;
has heeu postponed. The three days
that will b? missed by the closing
will lie made up next summer at Ilia
end of the school year. l3o'h the
white am! colored schools-will bo
closed. .. . .
Several ot the county schools have
been closed for several days
on, account of influenza.
Six teachers were absent from
Ceiloral Seliool yesterday on account
of- tlte fin.' accord hip to Supt.
Barnes. Tito stricken teachers weru
Misses I-ouise Morris, Mart' LineIieryer,
Sara Allison. .1 to rot by Oarsoti.
Mrs. Itutli OriTitind, and Mr. A.
E>- Smart. ' V
Most of tlte abseuVeca accord ins . tc-S'upt.
Itarnea were from the pr!- tttai
v prudes-am) the colored' school,
P. T. A. Has
An Interesting meeting of tin* On
trill School P. T. A. was held Tu?sday
night fr; the auditorium, with a
.good attendance, despite, the larue
number of cases of flu in Kings
Mountain. Open discussions wcr<*
held on several important Items relating
to the school and the welfare
of the child.
Dr. II. N. 11a it d of the A. H. f\
Church ' had charge of the devotionills.
Mrs. lluytyood K. Lynch. I'tr;idcut,
pichhled. during the meeting.
. Mis;* Mitcliell's eighth gti.de won
the. prize' for having the largest
number of parents! present.
Folks Sick With Flu
Mr. and. Mrs. 11 8. P<*>.Miss
palsy Humphrey. and Mr. funics, u
resident at Mrs. T'egler's,, are all
t irk with the flue.
Misses Hetty and Jean Cash are
s.ick with flu.
Miss . Hetty. Hynch is recuperating
from the. flu.
Mrs. J. A. Danes and small (laugh
tcr. Anne, are sick with the flu.
Mrs. Proctor, Thompson and son,
Toinmie. are convalescing at the
home of Mrs. Thompson's mother in
Gnstonia from an attack of 'ho flu.
Mr. Talmadge Frederick and hid
father. Mr. J. T. Frederick, are 111
with the flu, *
Mrs. Aubrey Mauney and son,
v*fno Afliiny, are sick with tne flu.
ty James Preston
'Opinions F.xpresstfl in This Column
Are Not Necessarily the Views of
The lioforisi' Commission War
Department -rebuff to .Sidney Hillman
on the Ford contract. is Ij-ut one
of the set-b;.cks which this ambitious
labor union head has suffered in
Hlllinan wanted the contract with
held because the I-abor Hoard found
Ford guilty of unfair labor practices
It made no difference to Hillinan
thnt Ford had appealed the Board'*
findings to the court.
Th,. Tt?f?nnO rV.?ml..DlA?.
ill**; i/nniniT IIIIII imnci ami. ' u>J
War department need trucks for da
fense Ford can furnish them. To
these two agencies there waa not
much differehco between canceling
the Ford contract and refusing to let
a man Join tho army because J\o waa
once charged with speeding. In net
ther cnse has the accused had hla
last day in court.
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Hut Hilitnan has anoth.tr more am
hitious scheme which has been stej?
iped on at least for the fitne being.
[Ills Ida was to create about 25 regional
offices around the country to'
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