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City Limits (1940 Census) 6.574
Immediate Trading Area 15,000
(1945 Button Board Figures)
VOL. 68 NO. 10
Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday. March 11. 1949
PRICE FIVE CENTS
May 10, Officials Named
Hearing in federal district couri
in New York on the bankrutpcy
matter concerning DuCourt Mills,
Inc., of Kings Mountain, was post
poned for two weeks, according to
information received here by J.
R. Davis, Kings Mountain lawyer.
The hearing was originally sched
uled for March 3. Mr. Davis i6
handling for collection several ac
counts against the firm, which
asked the court to plaice it in re
ceivership rather than bankruptcy,
as requested by some of its cred
Building permits were issued by
Building Inspector LI C. Parsons at
City Hall during the past week to
the following: one last Friday* to
Will Adams and Will McClure, re
model residence on Tracy street,
estimated cost $100; on Saturday,
to Dr. P. G. Padgett, for construc
tion of a garage at residence on
North Jiedmont avenue, $300, and
to George W. Hampton*, jr., for
construction of -a new five-room
dwelling on Landing street, $4,
500; and on Monday, to L. A. Hoke
(or remodeling business building
on Cherokee street, $150.
Members of the Cleveland
County Executives club will hear
?n address on "Education Behind
-the Iron Curtain," by Zygmunt Na
.gorskl, formerly affiliated with the
Polish government In exile, at the
dinner meeting of the organiza
tion at Hotel Charles, Shelby, Fri
day night at 7 o'clock. Dinner res
ervations should be in the hands
of Secretary W. M. Ficklen by
WINS TOP RATING
Fleming Mauney, young vio
linist and son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Maun^\ won a rating of superior
at the regional festival of the Nor
th Carolina Federation of Music
Clubs held in Gastonia Saturday.
One of the Judges for the festival
was Mrs. N. F. McGiU.
- W. O. W. BOOSTERS
Boosters club of the WOW will
attend a meeting at Spindale Fri
day night at which Nick Newber
ry will speak. Members are to
leave from Center Service at 6:30
In order to reach Spindale by the
7:30 meeting hour..
Dies In Hallsboco
Whkeville, Feb. 3. ? Mr*. Lula Mae
Honea Baumgardner died at her
home on Hallsboro Route 1, after ?
Funeral serlves were conducted
?from Union Chapel Baptist church
Friday afternoon -at 2 o'clock w^th
the Rev. Gaston Hester officiating.
Interment followed in Lake Waoca
Mrs. Baumgardner was a native of
Huntersville, Ala., lived for a num
ber of years at Kings Mountain, la
ter lived 11 years in ColUmbus cpun
ty. . , ?
Legion Post To Moot
Monday At City Hall
Regular monthly meeting of Otis
?0, Greene, Post 1S5, the American
Legion will be held at City Hall on
Monday at 7;30 p. m. according to
announcement by Ollle Harris, com
Business on the agenda includes
report from the building committee.
Plans are expected to be made for
getting the program underway in
- the near future.
Commander Harris also said that
he would announce appointment of
a Pacific War Memorial chairman^
from the post to serve In the pro
> gram to erect memorials on islands
In the Pacific arMt^.
Last membership report showed
that the post has 207 1949 "members,
; ' igalnst a quota otjtO
Members are urged to attend the
meeting and take an active part In
j&MjgMNNhs of the
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He .Won't Rnn
John Henry Moss, Ward 4 commis
sioner, announced yesterday he
would not be a candidate to succeed
himself in the May 10th city, elec
The announcement was not unex
pected since Mr. Moss Is spending
the majority of his time in Rock Hill
S. C.,. where he is business manager
of the Rock Hill baseball club.
Mr. Moss will continue to serve
on the cit^' board, however, until the
completion of his term, according to
indications this week.
He said he was making the an
nouncement now in order to clarify
the situation and to open the way
for other Ward 4 candidates who
might wish to offer for the office.
"I wish to thank the people of the
community for their support in e
lecting me to office, and for their sup
port, aid and suggestions during the
past two years. I have tried to serve
the people of Ward 4 and the whole
community to the best of my abili
ty, and my service on the board of
commissioners has been a real
Mr. Moss was appointed to office
by the present City board, as high
man in a four-man race. He did not
poll a majority but had a large plu
Claimed B; Death
Funeral services for Dr. Bdwa:
Brandon, former city engu?,
held Sunday afternoon at Suffolk,
Dr. Brandon, for many years a
medical examiner for the Norfolk
and Western Railway, died Friday
night at his home In Bedford, Va.
A native of Lafayette, Ky.f he was
a graduate of Vanderbilt university,
and served in World War I as an ar
my medical corps captain. He was a
nracticing physician at the age of
He is survived by his widow,
Pansy Rule Brandon; two sons, E.
C. Brandon, Jr? of Asheboro, and
John W. Brandon of Smyrna, Tenn.,
a daughter, Mrs. W. S. Cross, jr., of
Greensboro, and a brother, E. W.
Brandon of Ruleville, Miss.
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The Plonk School of Creative Arts,
of Asheville, is celebrating its
twenty-jflfth anniversary this week
end by presenting the Graduate
Playera In "Sun-Up," a play by Lula
Vollmer, native North Carolina play
write, on Friday and Saturday even
The play will be presented in the
Plonk School theatre in Asheville.
The cast includes Mrs. Anna Lee
Styles, associated with the Plonk
School since its inception in 1924,
Rush T. Wray, graduate of the
school and director of -the Burnsvllle
Playhouse and "School of Fine Arts,
Mrs. Eugenia Re id Gudger, another
graduate who has held roles in a
number of Important productions.
The three take the leads in the play,
which la set in the western North
North Carolina mountains.
The production is being staged by
Mrs. Josephine E. Holmes, a former
member of the school faculty and
currently producer of The Three
Theatres, Newnan, Ga.
Miss Laura Plonk, director, and
Miss Lillian Plonk, assistant director
of the Plonk ScSiool, are native* of
in it ,
To Moot March 21
Plan* have been announced for
holding the organizational meeting
of the Mountaineer Club on Monday,
March 21, at'City Hall a* 7:30 p. m. 1
The new organization, an athletic
boosters group, has been selling
membershlpsfor several weeks. Any
person Interested Jn local high
school athletics is requested to at
tend the organizational meeting.
Immediate goal of the gtoup is to
provide fund^ for a training trip for
the 1949 football team candidates.
NOT TO RUN? -John H. Mail. Ward
4 commissioner, announced this
week he would not seek re-election
in the May 10th city election.
New Auto Fiim
Dean Buick Company is formally
announcing its opening this week.
The new Kings. Mountain auto
sales and service firm is located at
what was formerly Crook's Garage
on Cherokee street, and W. K. Crook
owner of the auto service "firm, is
service manager of the new busi
Owner and manager of Dean
Buick Company is A. J. Dean, a na
tive of Wendell, N. C., near Raleigh,
and a veteran of many years in the
automobile business. Mr. Dean said
he became -bookkeeper for a Ford
ttegter-in ISOPvaad lias b?en asso
ciated with auto sales almost con
tinuously* since that time.
The new 1949 Buick is now on dis
play at the company showroom.
Mr. Dean attended Wake Forest
College. He and his wife and three
children are Irving in Crescent Hill.
"We'are indeed happy to announ
ce the formal opening of our Buick
dealership in Kings Mountain,' Mr.
Dean said, "'and we are prepared to
offer fully authorized Buick ser
Charles H. Gantt
In Phi Beta Kappa
WAKE FOREST. ? Among the 30
students at Wake Forest college e
lected to membership in Delta Chap
ter of Phi Beta Kappa, national
scholastic honorary fraternity here
last week was Charles H. Gantt, a
senior, of Kings Mountain.
The Lion9 club will hold its an
nual Farmer's Night banquet on
Tuesday night, March 22, at the Wo
man's Club, it was announced this
week by Holland Dixon, chairman of
the club's committee on arange
Speaker for the program will be
W. L. Halberstadt, ot Charlotte,
widely-known traveler, a former col
lege president and owner of Char
lotte's Forest Lawn Mausoleum.
Mr. Dixon said full details of the
banquet arrangements will be an
nounced next week.
v "We are looking forward to the
annual Farmer's Night meeting very
much, for it is annually one of the
most enjoyable events of the Lions
club year," Mr. Dixon said.
Farmers of the Kings Mountain
area will be guests of the club and
a number of special guests are being
invited to attend. ?
Members of the committee on ar
rangements, in addition to Mr. Dix
on, are Otto (Toby) Williams, Ed
win Moore, Gene Patterson, Hazel
Bumgardner, and Craig Fait*.
Rev. C. E. Shumake, district su
perintendent of the Carolina dis
trict, Church of the Nazarene, will
speak at the First Church of the
Nazarene h#re Friday night, Ac
cording to announcement by the
pastor, Rev. H. E. Crump. Also
present at the scivice win be Rev.
John L, Knight, superintendent of
the church's Florida district:
MtoiiirTf in ~ i
Fund Campaign |
lis Going Well
Total contributions to tho 1919
Red Cross Fund campaign total $1,
912. T2 through Tuesday, according
jto announcement by drive officials
The total represented partial re
(ports from business and school di
visions and near-complete reports
from the residential divisions.
[ As yet, no reports have been re-,
ceived from Grover or from the rur
al and industrial employees' groups.
Campaign Chairman George H.
Mauney conferred Tuesday with W.
D. Dibreli, Red Cross general field
representative, who praised the lo
cal organization for its progress in
the 1949 drive and who stated confi
dence that the drive would be push
ed through to a successful conclus
Goal of the Kings Mountain-Num
ber 4 township campaign is $6,202.
Of the total collected, 81.7 percent
will be retained by the local chapter
for local Red Cross work.
Chairman Mauney issued an ap
peal Thursday for campaign work
ers to complete their work as quick
ly as possible.
Frances Summers In
Miss Frances Margaret Summers,
mezzo-soprano, will -be presented in
graduating recital by the Salem Col
lege School of Music, on March 22,
according to invitations received by
a number of people here this week.
The recital will b held at the
school's Memorial Hall in Winston
Miss Summers, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. F. R. Summers, w II render !
a difficult and varied four- part pro
gram Accompanists will be Nell
Folger Glenn and Margaret Ferrill
COOKIE SALE *
Brownie Scout Troop 14 will con
duct a cookie sale Friday after
noon. The Myrtle Derrick society
of St. Matthew's Lutheran church
is furnishing -the cookies and can
dy, which the Brownie Scouts will
sell in their particular neighbor
hoods. Proceeds will go to the Jul
ete Lowe Fund.
Lions Club Schedules Fanner's
Night Banquet For March 22nd
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On Mountain SL
For an extra nickle a motorist
parking on the north aide of
Mountain street between Chero
kee and Battleground can take out
insurance against an over-park
ing Infraction (which costs a dol
The city this week installed two
hour meters on the north side of
the block in what Mayer Tom Ful
ton called an "experiment."
Several persons reported diffi
culty In accomplishing their busi
ness In exactly one hear, he said,
and the change is an effort to aid
"If H bsrteis the situation, well
add more two- hour meters on
Mountain street." Mayor Fulton
lames C- Throneburg
On Dake Dean's List
DURHAM. ? James Curry Throne
burg, eon of Mr. and Mrs. Yates F,
Throneburg, 900 W. Mountain street,
Kings Mountain, has been awarded
a place on the Dean's List at Duke
University for the tat 1 semester. A
general "B" average is required for
the Dean's List and freshmen are
not eligible to be Uvted.
I There were 163 places out of ap
proximately 500 won by North Car
olina students on the Dean's List.
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Red Cross F and Gifts
N earing $2,000 Mark
Legal Beer Sales
Legal beer "passed out" here
Wednesday night quietly accord
ing to loccrl police.
>' Last day of legal sales, was ori
ginally announced by O. M. Mull
county elections board atteiuey
as Tuesday. 60 days after the elec
tion on January 8 that outlawed
beer and wine.
Acco.-dlng to information learn
ed here t^e law states that the le
gal sale of beer becomes unlawful
60 days after the election, starting
the next day.
Beer was sold In Kings Moun- j
tain and Cleveland county estab- J
lishments until 11:30 p. m. Wed
Local officers reported a "rush"
on city dealers by' beer drinkers
here Wednesday but stated that
the last night of sales was quiet
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Foi Sgt Ewing
Graveside funeral services will be
held Sunday at 3:30 o'clock in Me
morial Park, Mountain Rest ceme
tery, for Master Sergeant Charles
Max Ewing, 30, who died on March
20, 1943, in Cairo, Egypt, of a rare
disease, septicemia infection.
Rev. M. C. Resse, pastor of Smyre
Methodist church, Gastonia, and Rev
George Rkidle, pastor of Cherryvill^
Presbyterian church and former ar
my combat chaplain, will conduct
Members of the Kings Mountain
Veterans of Foreign Wars and A-j
merican Legion posts, together with j
members of Masonic Lodge No. 339,
of Kings Mountain, and Masonic
Lodge No. 369, of Gastonia, wiiij
serve as pallbearers and honorary!
Son of the late Rose Oakley Ewing
and C, M. Ewing, of Orange county,
M-Sgt. Eiving volunteered for serv
ice in January, 1941, and served with
the 345th Sqd., 98th Group, of the
U. S. 8th Air Force. Before entry in
Members of VFW and Ameri
can Legion pests and of Masonic
Lodge No. 339 are requested to
meet at Harris Funeral Home at
3 p. m. Sunday officials of the or
ganisations announced Thursday. -
service he made his home with D. A.
Myers, in Gastonia, where he was
employed by the Smyre Manufac
turing Company. He wis a member
of Smyre Methodist church and was
steward in Gastonia Masonic Lod
ge No. 369.
He is survived by his step-moth
er, Mrs. C. M. Ewing, of Charlotte,
two sisters, Mrs. C. J. Gault, jr., and
Mrs. Edna Guyton, of Kings Moun
tain, and a half-brother and half
sister, Miss Aileen and Alvin Ewing j
of Charlotte. 1
The body arrived in Kings Moun- 1
tain Wednesday and will remain at I
Harris Funeral Home until the hour !
of the funeral.
Final Rites Held
For Mis. Cartee
Fuaeral services were held Mon
day afternoon at 3 o'clock at Moun
tain View Baptist church for Mrs.
Mary Pauline Cartee, 26, of the Park
Yarn Mill community, who died Sat
urday night at around 8:30 p. m. in
a Shelby hospital.
Rev. Floyd Hollar, pastor, officia
ted, assisted by Rev. George Lail
and Rev. John Gregory. Interment
was in Mountain R est cemetery.
I On the day of her death, Satur
day, at about 3 p. m., she gave birth
to an infant daughter, who survives.
She wag a member of the Mayo,
S. C., Baptist church and was- form
erly pianist at Mountain View Bap
tist church. She had lived most of
her life in Kings Mountain.
Other survivors ihclude her hus.
band, Marvin G. Partee, one son,
Mitchell C. Cartee, her parents, Rev.
and Mrs. Charles Ferris, and three
brothers, Darvin, Chailes, and Gene
Farrls, all of Kings Mountain.
Bond Issue Data
Not Yet Returned
The city board of <-ommisaioners
officially called the bjennial city e
lectioir for May 10th at the regular
March meeting of the board Tues
day night. - ?
Action on catling the proposed
$350, OiX) bond issue was tabled,
pending receipt of approval of legal
paperwork from the New York, bond
atornteys Pershing and Mitchell.
The board expects to meet in spe
cial session for the purpose of call
ing the bond vote for the same day
as the regular election, as quickly aS
the legal data is returned, it was
Required to be elected at the reg
ular May lOrh election will be a ma
yor, city commissioners from each
ward, and school board trustees from
Ward 2 and Ward 3.
According to the present city char,
ter, the mayor and city commission
ers will be elected at large, while
the school board trustees will be e
lected only by qualified voters in the
The board did not call a new reg
istration, but citizens who moved to
Kings Mountain since the last elec
tion will be required to 'register In
order to vote.
Registration books will be open
on April 9, 16, 23 and 34), and chal
lenge day will be May 7.
Election officials named by the
board follow (first named to serve
as register, last two as Judges):
Ward 1? C. L. Black, Howard Jen
kins and C. E. Wariick.
Ward 2 ? Mrs. Humes Houston, T.
P. McGltl and E. T. Plott.
Ward 3 ? tD. C. Paysour, A. J. Cody
and William Peterson.
Ward 4? C. P. Goforth, P. R. Rob
erts and H. H. Smith.
Ward 5- ? Miss Marian Patterson,
B M Ormand and J. C. Keller.
The board also took steps aimed
at improving the traffic situation in
(he city. They agreed to invite an en
gineer of the C-ouse-Hinds company,
manufacturers of traffic signal
(Cont'd on page four)
Friday at 8 p. m.
The Kings Mountain high school
band will present a public concert
Friday night at 8 o'clock at the high
school auditorium. The program will
feature 1949 state contest numbers.
The full program, announced by
Director Joe Hedden, includes:
"King Cotton," a march, "Moun
tain Majesty," overture, "Lustspiel,"
overture, "Lantern Marriage," over
ture, "From the South," overture,
"Johnson Rag," "Begin the Be
guine," "New Colonial," march,
"Trombone Toboggan," a novelty
number, and the "Star Spangled
No admission will be charged.
Members of the Band- Aid club and
Band-Parent association are espec
ially urged to attend to hear reports
on the year's activities, following the
Red Cross Asks Help
Do you have an old dresser or
breakfast room table catching
dust in the attic?
If you do, th? Kings Mountain
Red Cross chapter would like to
The Red Cress chapter, Mrs. J.
M. Gamble said yesterday, is ma
king an effort to aid a family of
four? a mother and three small
children ? who have, no meaae
When the Red Cross investigat
ed the ease the four were living in
a trailer with much less than the
minimum necessities In accommo
dations. sanitation, and furniture.
The Red Cross arranged for wel
fare aid and obtained for the fam
ily new living accommodations.
Various individuals have supplied
i necessary furniture and things are
looking up for them.
A dresser and a table to eat am
would bring the situation up to
Reasons who might be able to
help out are requested to call Mrs.
Gamble at the Red Cross office.