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It llatou HougV, La.. July 16.? Ten
Louisiana communities were withN
out electric power at varying periods
Saturday night and early today
and the Gulf States Utilltes Co
charged some of Ita equipment hud
Vichy. France. July 16.?A prominent
but unidentified suspect has
| beet urrested at Le Man. In the oc<
u'pled zone, an announcement said
today, and has been sentenced to
18 *aonths In prison on u charge of
being head of Communist propaganda
In western France.
^ Washington, July 15.?The Amer |
lean Ited Cross suid todav a SI.000.-!
000 shipment of .medical suppliesj
; , \ would be i'ust| " o China, to meet '
> *'Vltltuil needs, reported by represen I
iatives who made a survey from
'lie Burma border to Chungking. j
;. Chairman Norman if. Davis said j
the, .supplies would be put aboard
the first freighters . leaving Pacific J
coast ports. To date, more than $:i. j
fiOO.OOO worth of supplies have been
x?enl to China, Davis said.
Washington, . July 15.-- Rubber
was added by the Office of Produe
tion Management today to the list
-of more than 300 "critical Items'
to which anny and navy contracting
officers" may asissgn preference
All types of fire prevention aiid
^ fighting epulpment also were added
' -Officials said th?t fire engines liar,
-been purchased for army nanips and
for that reason were included a>
mong the items oil which government
orders will have priority over
-civilian purchases. * I
Pittsburgh, July 15.?A street
purse snatching which yielded only
J ?-l I.. I.?- ni.i.lli>nl -It,..I 1., (I.e.
|?u iv ii*. i ooouiiniib ivpuncu in IIIV
death of a woman pharmacy employ
- -ee, homicide detective James O'Kane
The victim, Rose Haber, 34 died
today in a Pittsburgh hospital 14
blow on the head as she alighted
from a bus in the East Liberty die"
trict almost within shouting dstance
-of her home.
New York, July 15.?Walter D.
Fuller, president of the National
Association of Manufacturers, said
said today that a survey showed the
current aluminum supply was meet
, ing needs of alrplune and other defense
manufacturers, although noti defonse
industry was getting very
Q. What is the price of i
A. For the smalles Bom
Bond will increase ir
$25. For $75, you gt
crease to $100; other
II /A 11TI. _ A ? at
*<j. wnai win ine uoven
I pay for my Bond?
f ]| A. Your money will be p
| National Defense Pi
freedom and safety
H and of all its people
Note?To purchase Def
L Ko to the nearest post o
wt With IRVIP
h Absolutely N<
A DISTINGUISHED act-r of my ai
** ment in Chicago. One day he
Street and came to a district of sec
iie saw there sent him back nost-hai
take them with him to help him enj<
i\ trio who accompanied him.
kill He halted us in front of a show-i
seductively worded legends purportir
P^M had been cast back upon the maker
own but rather because of the captic
f The words "Misfit," "Not CUlir,
recurred time and time again.
But in the central display, origii
ing phraseology had scored a trlump
of trousers ox a most startling cut a
The colors fairly leaped through th<
the eye. To the garment wag' affixe
"The Panto Ware Uncalled For.
1 Brief Form
Seltna. July IB.?Willie K. Crocker.
31, owe of the leading tobacco
growers of Johnston county. died
of a shotgun woutCl early today that
Coroner K. N. Booker said was selt
infleled. No inquest will be held.
Rutherfordtou. July 15.---Mrs.
Maymc Forrest of Ht\dersonville.
stale Inspector of beauty shops, was ,
seriously injured forty tonight in a
head-on automobile collision on the
Asheville highway 8 miles north ot here.
Tryon, N. C.. July 15. -Two automobiles
collided on the AshevilleSpartanburg
liigliway today and in
,jurva six person, two 01 inem senousl.v.
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r Raleigh, July 10.?A suddeu down
pour of rail! tills afternoon caused
a spectacular gasoline fire. near
the main business section here and
resulted in the washing uyr-ay of abotfr
50 feet of l". S. highway No. 1
six miles north oh' Raleigh.
Seiitta. July 14.--The Kenly section
o? Johnston county 'was visited
by one of the heaviest dowppours
this afternoon in several years. Sev
eral hundred yards of trackage on
the Atlantic Toast Litui between
Kenly and Micro is tonight reported
Rutherford tola, July 15.?Ray Hoi
lifield. 15, and Charles Bradley. 17. \
drowned in the". municipal swim-1
mlng pool here tonight.
Ray. son of Mr. and Mrs: Charles,
.HolUficld and Charles, sou of Mr. I
John Bradley were reported to have t
gone swimming after life guards!
i and evcryoue elso had deserted the |
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I Wadesboro. July 16.?J., h. Home 1
i negro favmer of Route 1. Marshville
says that in addition to an abnor
mal plague of boll weevils bis cot
! ton is beset by an Insect similar to
. the Army worm, It was reported by
I Negro County Agent Otis lluffaloe,
! Anson county.
York, S. 0.. July 14.?People here
: wondered for a few minutes last
! night If the German blitzkrieg had
! been switched from Russia to York
1 when a hand grenade of tear gas
, was thrown from a passing automo;
bile into the midst of a main
street crowd in the heart of the
I business district.
BOND QUIZ !
a Defense Saving Bond?
I, you pay $18.75. The
i value in ten years to
it a Bond which will inBonds
are in proportion.
iment do with the money
iut to work at once in the
rogram to protect the
r of the United States,
ense Bonds and Stamps,
ffice or bank.
id the World I
^ s. COBB
cquaintancc was playing an engagei
took a si: iil along South Clark
ond-hand C'o'.hing shops. A thing
?te to find three of his friends and
?y bis discovery. I tm one of the
rlndow filled with garments bearing
ig to represent that these offerings
s hands through no fault of their
usnes3 of the original purchaser.
ied," "Tailor's Sample, fcnd so on.
lalitjr in the gentle art of advertish.
Behind the glass dangles a pair
nd an even more startling pattern.
* window to smite the passerby in
d a card bearing this statement:
- KINGS MOUNTAIN, N. C. *
Water Plant Now
Spick and Span
( Kings Mountain's water plant,
which Is subl to be one of the best
in North Carolina, .has recently undergone
u complete painting and
cleaning. yThe interior of the building
is immaculately clean with its
brand new coat of white and grey
walls and "maroon floors, it would
take an expert detective., to find a
spot of dust or dirt anywhere in
the spotless clean building.
City Water Plant Director. L. P
Stowe is the man to thauk for the
cleanliness of both the exterior and
interior of the building. Mr. Stowe
did 'all tlte painting by himself during
spare time. The mammoth f,0.0(H)"
gallon tank was also cleaned inside
and out and a sparkling coat
of aluminum paint applied.
.. The Kditor of the' Herald visited
the plant with. City Manuger- II. L.
Blirdette. wiio is vorv nrniul of the
appearance of I hi' filtering plant
that servos water to 'approximately
1.400 customers iu . Kings Mountain.
City Manager Bimlette extends a
cordial invitation to any citizen who
desires to iuspeet Kings Mountain's
filtering plant an.l stated that Mr.
Stowo would be glad to explain the
operation of the pigm to visitors.
Business in Kings Mountain is on
the up grade according to one of
the best barometers, the post ofTiee
receipts. ; When business is good,
folks write letters, mail is dispatched.
and stamps are bought. Accordlug
to Postmaster W. E. Blakely
it's percent more stamps were sold
by the local post office for the first
six months of this year compared
with the same six months last year
During the first six months of 1941
stump rt-ceipts totaled $8,480.09 com
pared with ouly $7,408,41 for tit-first
six months of 1940. which Is
an increase or $1,071.68. a gain oi
14', > percent.
The total stamp sales for the fiscal
year ending June 110. 1041. was
VISIT KINGS IVFTN.
Mississlppians, numbering between
150 to 200, breezed into
Kings Mountain at 12:30 Monday,
on a special train. The party on
their way to Halifax awns on a
"Know' Mississippi Better" mission.
The party headed by Lieutenant
Governor Dennis Murpliree of Miss ,
and made up of merchants, farmers
professional men. with sixty wotneu
Included, was met at the Southern
Station by a large delegation ,fro/.i
the Kings Mountain Kiwanis and
Lious Clubs, who provided cars and
escorted the party on a trip to the
Kings .Mountain Battlefield and National
Park. A delegation from
Charlotto headed by Clarence O.
Kuester. Secretary Charlotte Chamber
of Commerce,, was also present
to greet the visitors when the trfin
arrived in Kings Mountain and to
assist in transporting them to the
The ceremonies at the Park included
short speeches by some of
the visitors and words of welcome
from the Park Superintendent, Oswald
Camp, and Mrs. Bratton of the
King* Mountain Chapter D. A. R.
York. S.. C. Cold drinks were served
by the Chapter after which the visitors
were carried through uork, S.
CT? to Charlotte Hotel, where a reception
was held in their honor.
The train bi inging the MissUsipplans
on the tour was made up of
fifteen cars to take cafe of the pas
Hungers and a special exhibit car.
in which was displayed agricultural
produce of the State. This car was
lined with Masouite an exclusive
Kiwanian Pres. To Report
On International Conf.
\V. K. Ulakcly. President of the
Kiwanis Club will report on the Inlernatifcnal
Convention, which was
held recently In Atlanta, at the regular
weekly meeting or the Club
this evening at 6; 30 in the Woman*
Club building. Besides the
President's report a motion picture
will be shown on the manufacture
of cigarettes. A large number of
members are expected to be present
for the doublB-header program.
Pvt. Clyde K. Bumgardner of
Kngs Mountain who Is one of the
first 13,500 tranee-graduates of the
Field Artillery Replacement Training
Center at Ft. Bragg. N. C., is
being transferred this week to the
181st Field Artillery at Camy Forrest.
Tenn. (He has been trained at
tbe F. A. R. C. aa a telephone and
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THURSDAY. JULY 17. 1?41
Daily Vacation Bible .
School At First
' .. y
The Daily Vacation Bible School /
or the First Presbyterian Church 1
will continue through July '25. * |
Charles Hlxler is Supt. of tlie j
School and 'assisting him are the
following workers: , j
Beginners' Department: Mrs. Au- '
brey Clay, Mrs. >Uubert Davidson. '
I Miss Colleen Campbell, Miss Sill*,
Jiuddock. Miss Gloria llawles.
Primary Department: Mrs. It. (I, i
Webb. Mrs. %V. L. ftamscur. Mrs., *
W. J Fulkerson, Miss Alice Hetty j 11
J Maoney. Miss Nancy Nickels, Miss c
Kmelyn Gillespie ' '
Junior Department: Mrs. P. IV '
Patrick. Mrs. Brad us Moss, Mrs.'.*
1 Grady McCa rter. Mrs. Haywood E 1
1 l.vnc'h. Miss -Hetty Patrick.
) The Intermediate .Department is .
taught by Mr. p. I). Patrick and Mr. - ^
Hlxlor . ' ,
1 Mrs. Harry Page has charge of
; lltn \? .... t ??- -' ?t'l 1 i
?.i?v I ruilUII. tu.l P. .III?" I IIUIIIMMI
lias .fliarm- of tin.. supplies. Mis-. .
Sara Ortftutul litis charge of regis"
.| I rat-ion. . ,
Inf. rest in the school. in spite of
; of I he ftiin. lots iiu:,reused dally. I
$18,151.L'4 compared with lite pre-J |
' vious year of $16.2120.1?. an increase ! ,
; -of $1,231.07 for the year. j |
. " Another interesting fact revealed .
i liy Postmaster ltlak??l> was that- the ! ,
money order increase ran about the
same percentage as the stamp sales ' ,
j A total of 9,570 money orders were j ,
j Issued during the first six months '< ,
oi 1941 compared with 8.385 issued ' ,
< during the same six monlhs of 1940 (
' which is a gain 6? 1.185 or 14 per-' ,
| rent. The amount of the money or-' ,
ders increased as I7ie number in- |
. creas.d, as $57,450.26 were issued
| dfiriiig th? first half of 1941 com- >
paved with $48.048.(54 (lurlpg the (
j first lialf of'1940, which is an tu- - |
| crease of $9,401.62 or 19 percent. j (
] \V. L. Cashion Dies
W. Ij. Cushion, who lias lived in'
Kings Mountain for the past forty
live years died at his home here '
yesterday morning about 8:40 after 1
- an illucss of six weeks. Mr. Cushion
was 66 years old and had been employed
at tlio Pauline Mill for the t
past 20 years. At the time of his i
death he watj overseer of the Card i
Itooni of the Mill. He was a loyal ;
and 'trusted"'employee anil was held I
in high regards by all who knew CI
him He was a good father and hus- 1
.hand. He was a" faithful and loyal
member of Central Methodist j i
Mr. Cushion is survived by his, 1
j widow and six children: Mrs. L. H.' ]
| Early and Mrs. Carl W. Moss of j
Kings Mountuiu, Mrs. Jimmy O. 1
Dennev of Phenix City. Alu., and ]
C. E. and J. E. Cashlon of Burliug-1 J
I ton and \V. A. Cashion of Kings; (
J Mountain. He is also survived by ; (
| one brother. A. C. Cashion of Has-' i
; lonia. and four sisters, Miss -Essie | <
j Cashion of McAderiville, Mrs. Camp j |
j bell PeitlK of York. S. C. and Mrs. i
i Major Sims and Mrs. Kd Hartsoe of
i Kings Mountain. Ho is also surviv- J
1 <kI by a number of grandchildren.
Humorous Story I!
B? WILL ROGERS L
T ADIES will do n lot to make
* *' themselves even more bc-autl- '
ful than they already are. Almost 1
any man would think that a woman i
ought to be satisfied to be Just as ' i
pfctty as she is. But the women | .
go and have their legs broke in five ( ,
! places to make them stop being 1 |
bow-legged, and they suffer awful
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vi uo) KCbvuiK uncir. cyuorowB WIU
ofct. God bless 'em, they just got ft
hankering to be more beautiful all <
the time. ,
But one lady wrote to a ehemi- i
, cat company and said, "See here, j
j your vanishing cream ia the wont
j fake out, and I'm going to tell Will
t Hays and the postoffice department i
all about it. Vanishing Cream I 1
! That's What it ain't, I been troubled
with a big nose for thirty years,
and I rubbed this so-called vanish- '
ing stuff on H for a year now. The 1
nose is Just aa big as It was, and
some say bigger.'' i
Service To B<
SCOUTS TO COLLECT
The Scouts of Kings Mountain in '
in effort to do their part towa'rd '
he Defense Program will, in . the '
lear future, make a house-to-house 1
anvass for the purpose of collect- 1
ng aluminum* utensils. "Vhe time set I
side for collecting the aluminum
ivill be announced in next week's
ssue of the Herald.
A meeting of all. Scoutmasters in
Kings Mountain will be held next - '
Tuesday evening at the home of
^arl HauiHcnn r? fnr??nlat* ? ? I -? *? o
or the drive.
Fairview Lodjje To
Celebrate Sixty-Seventh V i,
Fairview _I,odgp No. 3J'.> wilt eele
Aat'o On- *?7tli vcaf o! its existent'
ivill) a picnic supper to W; served
Members, their wives unci invited
quests by tile Ladies of K1 liethel
,'hnre'h on their church grounds
lirxt Tuesday July 2?ltd. Uev. H. ('
sprinkle will he the speaker for the
icoasion. the address by him will
)e about 5:Oo p.'tn. and flip supper
will be served at 6:30 p.m.
This Lodge was established in
Kings Mountain on Dee. 8. 1874.
with Isaac W. Garrett as Master,
'retio Hilling as Senior Warden, i
tnd Benj. F. Hixon as' Junior War-J
Two members of this Lodge..:
Chus. (I. and Percy F Hilling, are'Lhe
grandsons of both the uiiginul'
Master and Senior Warden. Also ' I
[here are many other relatives and
lesceuilauts of these officers who!
were outstanding men lit this com*!
munity and men who are held in
loving remembrance by many of
he older citizens. "
I'. 1).. llerndon will act as Master
:>f Ceremonies lor 111*. ..occasion '
Program Commiitee who has char- I
ge of arrangements is composed of j
J. A. Nets lor, O C. OKarrell, P. 1).
llerndon. Tom Fulton anil Oliver1
Hayes. S. A. Crouse is Master of!
he Lodge. j
Rev. Kistler To Preach At
Hi v. .Daniel l>. Kistler. pastor of
ihe Lutheran Church in Coopers- r
?urg. Penu.. will preach at the morn
ing service of St. Matthews -Lutherin
Church according to lirv. H. ('.
Fisher. Pastor, itev, Kistler is a son j
In-law of Mr. and Mrs. Henry- P.1
Peterson. The public is cordially in-,
riled to "aTTeJul and .hear the visit-j
Lions To Eat This
Evening At Long Creek.
Members of thi^ Kings- Mountain j
Lious Club and invited guests will i
loin with the Bessemer City Lions!
Flub this evening at 7:0t? o'clock |
'or an out door supper at Long j
."reek Presbyterian Church. Long
"'.reek Church is located between
<ings Mountain and Bessemer City
o the left of the highway. The
Herald was In error in first report-1
I u fx the meeting was to .be held '
I'liescliiy evening. which' is regreted. 1
SOLDIER INJURED IN
Sargenni William A. Meiealf. son
>t Mrs. l,e|a Metealf. who has been i
stationed at Kort Bragg was sari usly'
Injured last week in ArUan- '
-as. Sargi ant Mete alt was en route '
lo Kort Sill. Okla . wlirre he had ;
ieeti transferred, and was in an ;
into wreck. The Kings Mountainioldier
has been in' the A'-my nbou'.j
me year and his friends will regret
o learn of his accident. The injti-1
lies suffered by the Sargeant.i
hough painful and serious, will not ilirove
fatal unless eoinplicaiious r
levelop. according to information (
received ny uie \ouiik in.tu ? mini- (
NOTICE OF CHANGE
The Social Security Hoard Field )
)ffic? at (iastonia announces <i
hange in the iDute and Hour of reg j
ular vfslt to the City Ha^l in King* j
Mountain In order to provide a bet- 1
:or service to interested employers1 1
ind employees. The New schedule
s as follows; The first Tuesday of;
Bach Month from 10 to 11 A. M.
51 STRICT-WIDE PICNIC
There will be a District-wide picilc
for Methodist Young People at
Itankln I>ake. Oaatonia. on Kriday, j
luly 18. at 7:30 P M Cars trill
eave Central Methodist church at j
1:46 P. M.
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Watch Label On Your Paper AM
Oont Let Your. Subscription , I
FIVE CENTS PER COPY i
. J'ians arc now being made for the
ureatesi. step forward in l'olioe pro- j
lection in the history ' 01 Kings
Mountain. Chief of Police .llmmy
Hums and City Manager H. L.. Ltur- |
let.te liave been jointly working for
sometime lo improve the service so
that citizens can secure an officer
any hour of the day or nigbT.1 ^ity
Manager, liimlctte slated thai ho
and Chief 1 turns have conferred . 3
witli eaeti other numbers of timet*
10 work out a. olitn for (lie-' improvement
of tile service. .
The plan as outlined calls for au
Ctffivov to Jim mi illitv rtt
Ili-a<l<|uart<TH at nil times both ilay
mill iiivti: Two men. will work in lit
hour shifts. Kirettmn Palmer Pulton
according to the. plan, will also Iw
ii member of ill" Police Department.
Another Tealtuv of-'new- system, as
worked out l?v the City Manager
.nil Chief of Pofice calls for regular ? |
areas to be pa trolled .by the officers.
Light signal system and tele- .
plume call boxes will be installed to
greatly improve the present > svstem.
The new 'plan will be put ill
effect just as soon as all the details
The new system will not cost any
more than what is how being expended
Qii the Police Department,
and at the same time the protection
offered will be multiplied several
times. / '
Chief of Police Hums and City
Manager Muwleito are to be congratulated
for tlieir untiring study
imd efforts to render citizens of
Kings Mountain a more efficient po
lice department without ox I l*a cost.
to (Tie town. . . . '
Local Scouts Receive
Boy Scouts from two Kings Moun
tain troops returned home recently
from the Piedmont I'liuiicil camp at
Lake 1-i til or, near Trvon, , where
they siient a week
Besides participating hi the "campoiee,"
field day. swimming, and
other Scouicriift activities at the
large camp wliicli accomodates "ltd
Scouts weekly, the campers of tlio
local area also won several honors '
at court of liofior.
Troop Three of Kings Mountain
won the "Camporee' with Troop
Seven of tjtatesville second. and
Troop Eight of Shelliv. 'third. M. A.
Rtruup of Cherryville-. the eoiinselor
direct | .g the event, presented the
prize, a hatchet, to the Kings Moun
tain Scoutmaster, J l<. Settlemyfe. . % ,
Mr. Settleniyre himself won thy
Among the other it wards given to
Scouts were the following:
Tenderfoot rank: Uohert A. <1 roves.
Second Class, rauk: Pinter Mumliright.
nnt-ut fin,, w. 1,1, i .. r \i*ti
Life rank: Sniyre Williams. Jr., .
Troop Three. . ) A
Five year Veteran: Scoutmaster
Carl Davidson, Troop One.
Firemanship: Walter Harmon,
First Aid: Karle Myers. Troop 1.
Life Savins: David Neill. Troop
Metal Work; Ben Qoforth. Troop
Personal Health: Smyre Williams
Jr.. Troop three.
Public Health: <David N'eill. Troop
Rowing: James Nickels, Troop 1.
Swimming: It. T. Wriirht. Jr.
'Swimming: Daviil Noiil. Troop 3.
(Opinions Expressed in This Column
Are Not Necessarily the Views of
The House Military Affairs Committee,'
as is natural in times of
stress such as the present, has been
extremely active recently, and has
probed the defense situation from a
number of angles. Some of the find
ings of this important group, however,
have received little attention
outside of Washington, due perhaps
to the explosive nature of international
But In Washington itself some
ears have been burning, and others
have pricked up, at. the continents
made by this Congressional body,
which has the welfare of a part of
the defense program entrusted to
Most lihportant action of the eon*
mltteo, of course, was its recent issuance
of a majority report on tho
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