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VOL. 60 NO. 12
City Limits (1940 Caaaua) 6,574
Immediate Tiading Ana 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Figure*)
Kings Mountain. N. C? Friday. March 25. 1949
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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GIRL SCOUT COMMITTEES
A meeting of all Girl &cout camp
committees in the Pioneer Area
will be held at Camp Rotary, in
Caston county Friday from 10 a.
m. to 2 p. m-, it wai announced by
Edgar Love, area camp chairman.
Plans for the summers camp oper- .
at ions will be made, and board
and town committee chairmen are
also invited to attend.
M. E. Stanton, personal loan
manager of the First National
Bank, has purcha'sed the home jn
Crescent Hill of Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Bundy. Mr. and Mrs. Stanton, who
now reside on N. Piedmont aven
ue, expect to take occupancy in a
bout 30 days.
Andrew Jenkins, well - known
theatre operator, was reported
slightly improved Wednesday
night. Mr. Jenkins was hospitali
sed over the weekend after suffer
ing a series of heart attacks. He is
undergoing treatment at Shelby
Miss Joyce Foster, Kings Moun
tain Drug Company clerk, attend
ed a clinic of the Richard Hud
nut School of Cosmetics held in
Charlotte last week. Use of vari
ous cosmetic products were de
GRILL RE OPENS
Mountain Grill, owned by John
Fisher and located on Mountain
erreet, has re-opened for business
after extensive re-decorating. Mr.
Fisher said his firm would speci
flftfefe In serving good Hood, .and
that It would open datty ami
. GOLF RANGE OPEN
Ned McGill announced yester
day the 1949 opening of ' Alex's
Golf Range, which he operates on
the Gastonia highway. Operated
conjunction with the driving
range is a concession stand.
THEATRE TO RE -OPEN
Imperial Theatre, which has
been closed all week for extensive
renovation, is scheduled to re
open Monday afternoon, according
to announcement by Austell Pay
In Miss Blalock
Miss Elizabeth Isabel Blalock, 81,
tifeiong resident of the Bethlehem
community, near Kings Mountain,
died around 1:45 p. m. March 17th,
at her home after an illness of one
Funeral services were held Sat
urday at 3 p. m. at Bethlehem Bap
tist church with the pastor, Rev. T.
W. Fogleman, officiating, assisted
by Rev. W. G. Camp, of Mooresboro.
The bo<*..? lay in state for a half
hour before the services.
She was a daughter of the late
John and Margaret Dixon Bialock
and was a member cf a very promi
nent family. She had been a member
of Bethlehem Baptist church for 64
Survivors include five brothers, J.
O. Blalock, Baskerville, Va., Will
Blalock, Union Level, Va., and T. D.,
9ohn, and L. G. Blalock, all of Kings
Mountain ; one sister, Mr*. Erastus
Dixon, of Kings Mountain; one balf
otster, Mrs. Callie Watterson, of Nor
folk, Va.; 46 nieces and nephews;
109 great-nieces and nephews; and
22 great-great nieces and nephews.
Spring Goll Tourney
Plans Are Announced
Annual Spring tourr???nem of tlte
Kings Mountain Omwtry club golf
ers will get underway this weekend
with qualifying rounds set to be
reeled off Saturday and Sunday,
(April 2 and ,
The announcement was made by
Buck Pressley, golf professional at
the club. [/;.
Members of -the club are urged to
?hoot their qualifying rounds ?o
that flight*. Owl*. drawn
Club champion will be awarded a
f Hfaophy, with other fvtptto go tooth
At Annual Fete
-"Right by might is no stable
thing, ' W. L. Haioerstadi, of Char
lotte, told members of the Kings
Mountain Lio^s club and me*? far
mer guescs at the annual Farmer's
night banquet of the club held Tues
A' large crowd attended the ban
quet, in spite of a heavy rain which
began to fall shortly before.
Mr. Halberstadt, who Kept his au?.
dlence laughing continuously for a
full twenty minutes of witticisms
and humorous stories, devoted the
latter part of his address to a serious
exhortation for soui-searching.
Mr. Haiberstadt, widely traveled
in Europe and Africa, pointed out
that America is youhg. and that "we
haw no. right to believe that, be
cause we are strong, we e&n defeat
all comers." He -pointed out that
history reveals quite graphically the
fall of nations who put "might oe
fore right," citing the demise of the
Pharoahs of Egypt, the Medici em
pire in Italy (Which lasted 700
years), and the more recent fall of
Mussolini and Hitler. .
"Claims to perpetuity based on
physical force are foolish," he con
tinued. "We are proud of our great
ness, and our atom bomb, but we
mustn't depend on these. There have
been comparable things in their
"Democracy," he declared, "19
founded on intelligence and right
eousness. The great danger 1& that
intelligence sometimes wins out ov
er righteousness. The only sure ba
sis for peace is the Sermon on the
Holland Dixon, chairman of the
arrangements committee, welcomed
the farmers and recognized special
guests. Edwin Moore Introduced the
speaker. The meeting opened with
singing of "America," led by Dan
Huffs tetler, and Dr. P. E. Hendricks
led the salute to the flag. C. P. Bar
JY jaye invocation ' ,
During the Jflnrier. Tali 'fwlsCefS
Tolly Shuford, Ned McGill and Joe
Ed Davis, tailtwijster of the Shelby
club, plfed their trade, and relieved
several of the club members of fin
es and ties.
Hazel Burngardner and Craig Falls
teamed up to pass the sugar and
cream in ludicrous manner.
Dies; Rites Held
Funeral rites for James Austin
Lybrand, 57, Cleveland county dep
uty sheriff, were held Sunday aft
ernoon at Grace Methodist church,
with the pastor, Rev. G. W. Fink, of
ficiating. The body lay in state for
a half-hour prior to the service, and
interment was made in Mountain
Mt. Lybrand died of a heart attack
at Veterans hospital, Columbia, S.
C., last Friday night at 10 o'clock.
He had. been taken to the hospital
four days previously.
He was a member of the Grace
church and had been a resident of
Kings Mountain for many years. He
was a native of Land is, S. C? and
a veteran of World War I. His home
was on Linwood Road. He Was the
son of the late Wiliam and Elizabeth
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ferrie
Ross Lybrand, a son, John Lybrand,
of Kingsa Mountain, a daughter,
Mrs. Marguerite Navy, Asheville,
three brothers, Robert and Ed Ly
brand, both of Charlotte, and Reedy |
Lybrand, Bamberg, S. "C., and two
sisters, Mrs. Rich Padgett and Miss
Li Hie Lybrand, both of Charlotte.)
Two grandchildren also survive.
Revival Will Begin
At Leve Baptist
Rev. Marlow Stroupe. of Gastonia
and Rev. Earl M. Redding, the pas
tor, will preach ?t special revival
services at Love Valley Baptist chur
ch, route 2, Kings Mountain, begin
ning Sunday and continuing throu
gh April 3.
Announcement was made by the
pastor, who extended an invitation
fo the public to attend the service*.
Special music wil also feature the
Howard Edens, King? Mountain
man now a student ait Denver Art
Institute, was 'A WArdcd the
school's blue ribbon for the "Pen
Drawing of the Month" for Feb
ruary, according to information
received here. Mr. ?den's entry
won over more than 50 other
drawings, which were Judged on
composition, layout, workmanship
and reproduction value.
Red Cross Drive
Over Half- Way Mark
Contributions to the Number 4
township Rod Cross fund were
?till dribbling in this week, and
some progress had been made as
indicated by the report oi Thurs
Contributions totaled $3,670.08.
The figure shows that the cam
paign is past the hall-war mark,
with returns still incomplete.
"J reports have been received
rural areas, and the colored
division is to meet at City Hall
next Thursday night to make its
Several in-city divisions have
not yet completed their work, it
Quota for the drive is SS.202.
There Is no reason to believe the
campaign can't be completed suc
cessfully," George H. Mauney.
chairman, said Thursday. "1 do
wish to urge all division chairmen
to complete their work as quick
ly as possible and to make their
Gordon Riley, secretary and gen
eral manager of Kings Mountain
Narrow Fabrics. Inc.. has resigned
those positions to accept the position
of production manager of Southern
Weaving Company of Greenville, S.
Mr. Riley will assume his new du
ties on April 1.
Southern Weaving Company also
manufacturer narrow fabrics. Mr.
Riley was formerly associated with
this firm, before coming to Kings
Mountain as one of the founders of
the local company.
He said he was retaining his fi
nancial interest in the local com
pany. .??_ . ?
Mr and Mrs. Riley have sold their
honw- in Crescent Hill to Harold
Hunnlcutt, and they expect to move
to Greenville as quickly as acoam
ffftRfcirtons can be Obtained."***
Mr. Riley has served as a member
of the Cleveland county selective ser
vice board and ia a member of the
King9 Mountain Country Club.
Plans Being Completed
For Junior Baseball
Plans for the Kings Mountain A
merjcan Legion junior baseball club
for 1949 are expected to be announ
ced next week.
Meantime a spokesman for the
local group, in reference to an an
nouncement by Shelby Junior base
ball officials that boys from all ov
er the county are urged attend
practice sessions for the Shelby
team in Shr.lby Saturday, reminded
boys who live east of Buffalo
Creek must report for the Kings
Candidates for Junior baseball
from the Waco area are expected to
report to the Cherryville post's
team, as they did last year.
Fourteen players from the 1948
edition of Juniors.from Kings Moun
tain are eligible and are expected
to be back on hand for this year's e
Around 23 eligible players who
competed for the team last year are
also expected to report when initial
drills are called.
Parking meter receipts for the
46th week of operations, which
ended at noon Wednesday, total
ed $143.72 according to a report
from the office of City Clerk S. A.
Amos, Susan Moss,
Melba Tindall Win
Top Talent Awaids
Billy Gene Amos, baritone soloist,
won the trophy for the moat out
standing performance at the Secohd
Annua'. Talent show of the Kingo
Mountain Lions club last Friday
His rendition of "On the Road to
Mandalay," was voted most out
standing of the large number of con
Prize winners in the other divis
High schoo' division ? first, Mel
ba Tindall, Ctntr.il school, solo, sec
ond, Joyce Lovelace, Central school,
piano solo, third, Peggy Dixon and
Bobby Barrett, Bethware school,
duet. Honorable mention wen? to
Boyce Huffstetler, who presented a
black face comedy skit.
Prize winners in the elementary
school division includrd: first, Su
san Moss, Central school, solo, sec
ond, Charles and Henry Foster, Cen
tral school, a guitar and song team,
and third, Gerald Lovelace, West
school, solo. Honorable mention
went to David Pinnix, Central school
for his piano solo.
The talent show was presented to
an audience estimated at 600 per
Judges were three members of
the Bessemer City Lions club, Dan
Carpenter, Eugene Throneberg,
and David Coon.
"De were very proud of the fine
show presented," Dan Huffstetler,
chairman, said, "and on behalf of
the ciub I wish to thank ail wh6
had a part in making the show a
success, Including contestants, com
mittee chairmen, Miss Mary Cro
martie of the school faculty, and
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattle
Ann Dover, 66, who died Tuesday
morning at 6:30 In a Shelby hospi
tal, were held at 3 p. m. Wednesday
at Harris Funeral Home.
Rev. W. L. Pressly, pastor of Boy
ce Memorial ARP church of which
she was a member, officiated and
burial was in Bethel cemetery on the
A native and former resident of
Kings Mountain, she formerly lived
In Grover but for the past few years
had made her home in Ellenboro.
She was a daughter of the late Mary
Kuester and Asbury Owens of
Kings Mountain. Her first husband,
Robert W. Sellers, died 26 years ago
and her second husband, Carl I. Do
ver, passed away 10 years ago.
Survivors include two sons, WIN
liam O. Sellers and Claude I. Sellers,
of Ellenboro! two brothers, (John O
wens, of Kings Mountain, and
George Owens, of Bessemer City;
two sisters, Mrs. Albert Warllck, and
Mrs. Tom Dye, of Bessemer City;
and four grandchildren.
Da Court Hearing
DuCourt Mills, Inc., was granted
an additional 14 days of operation in
federal district court in New York
The action amounted to a two
week postponement of the hearing
on the bankruptcy petition of Du
Court creditors, and the postpone
ment was granted on motion of at
torneys for the debtors.
The hearing, already previously
postponed once, is now scheduled
for March 31 in New York.
Mountaineer Club Is Organized;
Flans Made For Incorporation
The Mountaineer Club wu offici
ally organized at a meeting of Kingy.
Mountain sportsmen held at City
Hall Monday flight.
Directors were elected and commit
tee# appointed to complete the de
tail* of organisation.
Directors elected were Charles
English, P. M. Nelsler, Dr. P. E.
Hendricks, Grady Howard. Dan
Huffstetler, C. C. (Shorty) Edens,
W 'J. Fuikereon, Hilton Ruth, How
ard Jackson, W. Faison Barnes, and
C. T, Carpenter, jr. ,:?*, . ?-?
Around thirty persons were pres
ent at the organizational meeting.
The group voted to Incorporate the
club as a non-profit, charitable ven
ture. A constitution was temporarily
adopted, subject to change necessi
tated by Incorporation procedure or
by the constitution and by-laws com
mltt-jty Which "was Instructed to pre
pare the documents for club appro*
vaiat a later meeting.
At a meeting of directors held af
ter the general meeting, C. T. Car
penter, Jr., was elected president,
Howard Jackson, vice president and
W. Faison Barnes, secretary . treas
urer. Three directors, Barnes, How
ard, and Carpenter, were named to
draft the constitution and by-laws
(or presentation to the board. After
board approval, the document! arc
to be presented to the club for a
The directors appointed Director?
Fulkeam" and Edens, along with
Coach Everett* Carlton, as members
of* committee to arrange details for
a weeks pre -school training trip for
the football team. Directors Ruth
and Huffstetler were named as co
chairmen of the membership com
The club numbered, some 30-odd
members this week. All persons In
terested In the organization are urg
ed to join as soon as possible.
Bargain Days Event
Kings Mountain merchants are
busying themselves this week in
preparation for Kings Mountain
bargain Days, a three-day trade
' event scheduled for April 1, 2. and
4, according to announcement
this week by James B. Simpson,
secretary of the Kings Mountain
Mr. Simpson said almost all
Kings Mountain retail firms are
cooperating in the trade promo
It marks the first trade promo
tion sponsored by the association
since prior to World War II.
Merchants are planning to of
fer their customers some "real
buys", Mr. Simpson said, and ma
ny are busy this week making
special purchases for the trade e
More details concerning the
event are to be announced next
week, Mr. Simpson stated.
After confering with an engineer
for the Crouse-Hinds Company, the
city placed orders Wednesday for
street light equipment to effect
changes in the traffic system ap
proved at the March board of com
The city purchased controllers nec
essary to synchronize the lights on
King street. Mayor H. Tom Fulton
said, and also purchased stoplights
and controllers for installing lights
at the Battleground-Piedmont - Par
ker intersection and at the intersec
tion of E. Gold and Battleground.
Mayor Fulton said an arangement
for setting up a double light at the
Mountain street rail crossing had
been worked out but would havei
to be held in abeyance, pending ap
proval by the Southern Railway
Company. The system Is based oh a
greement by the Railway company
for connecting with the bell signal
light at the crossing. Under the sys
tem, the tta?-We*fmir?5tlonat Mght
would turn to Atop when the rail
crossing light begins to flash warn
ing of an approaching train.
Radio Program Backs
World Relief Appeal
Attention of Kings Mountain 'cit;
izens is being called to a nation
wide broadcast over all the major
networks and many private sta-.
tions on Saturday night form 8 to 9
p. m. entitled "One Great Hour."
The program, according to Rev. P.
D. Patrick, is a prelude to a nation
wide appeal on Sunday to raise ?
in one day? $10 million dollars for
Participating In the appeal are
more than 20 Protestant, Anglican
and Eastern Orthodox churches.
Basic structure oft he Saturday ev
ening radioprogram will be drama
tized, true- life examples of the ma
ny types of workn ow being done
through churches and church organ
izations in Europe and Asia.
Building Permits For
Week Total <10,200
Four building permits, each for
four room houses estimated to cost
$800 each, Were issued to Fred J.
Wright, Jr., and Elmer Rhea Wed
nesday at City Hall. The new houses
are to be built in^pavidson Heights,
new settelemery being constructed
by the two menr
Permits were also issued on Wed
nesday to Mrs. Pauline Thrift, for
construction of a new three-room
dwelling ort Diling street, cost $1,
000, and to Mrs. Bess Dickey, tor re !
modeling residence on East King j
street, <Sost $3,000.
On Monday permit was issued to
W. H. Webb for repairson the Imper
lal Theatre building on Mountain
street, cost $1,000.
Permit was issued to B. J. Myers
on March 17 for construction of a
new four-room dwelling off York
road, cost, $2,000.
Are On Sale Here
Tickets are on sale in KingsMoun-l
tain for the second Southeast Cham
plonship Rodeo, to be held in Char
lotte April 4 through April 9, it was
announced this week by the Kings
Mountain "unlor Chamber of Com
Tickets may be obtained at R &
B Soda Shop, Griffin's Drug Store,
Kings Mountain Drug Company,
Saunders Men's Shop, City Auto and
Home Supply, and at the Herald
Adults admission is $1.25 and
children'? admission 1* 75 cents.
The tickets are good for any one
performance during the five days.
News Is Limited
To Several 'No's"
Tn<? political fronus were quiet this
week, with .jo additional candidates
filing, for city offices in the forth
coming Ma> 10th election.
As yet ottiy one candidate has for
ma I iy entered the race, Paul Ledford
having filed hi$ candidacy for Ward
Rumors, too, were on the short
side, and even these, when run
down, proved eroneous.
George H. Ma uney, rumored as a
possible War/ 1 candidate, told the
Herald "I'm not interbred," and
Grady Howard, also of Ward 1 r.s
Ident, denied that he had intentions
of offering for the post
No additions were made to The
Ward 3 prospect list, which now
Includes Otto Guyton and Ineum
ben* Tommy Ellison, nor was there
anv reported activity in Wards 1, 2
or 5. ' '
The list of possible mayor candi
dates took a slight tumble. David
L. maunders (erroneously reported aa
u. D. Saunders in laj?? . week's edi
tion) told the Herald he didn't ex
pect to be a candidate.
The school board .situation, where
terms of Ward 2 and 3 members ex
pire, was equally quiet.
WINSTON-SALEM. ? Miss Fran
ces Summers, a me^oo- soprano from
Kings Mountain and a senior at Sa
lem College, presented her graduat
ing voice recital Tuesday night at
Memorial Hall. , ?
She is a pupil of Paul Peterson,
head of the voice department at Sa
iem, and her selection comprised a
varied program which was well re
ceived by the capacity audience
I Summers opened her recital
with a group of classical selections.
Prepare Thyself, Zion (Bach); Bist
du Bei Mir (Bach); Ah! Spietata
(Handel); and Presto, Presto lo
These were followed by a group of
four German lieders; Ber Nussbaum
(Schumann); Mond Nacht (Schu
mann) Widmung (Schumann); and
Vergebliches Standchen (Brahams).
Commenting on the lieder group,
Dr. Charles G. Vardeil, dean o* Sa
lem's school of music, said:. . "Of
the entire recital, her German lie
der group was most interesting. Her
sensitiveness to phrasing and the
meaning of each word displayed an
artistic quality which few young
singers have acquired.''
A Donizetti aria, Omio Fernan
do from ','La Favorita," was follow
ed by a group of French songs: II
Regardait Mon Bouquet (Monsigny)
Les Trols Prieres (Paiadilhe); and
Les Papilons (Chausson).
Miss Summers ended the recital
with a selection of modern English
songs: Love's Philosophy (Quilter);
The Unlorseen (Scott); Spinning
Song (folk song); and Prelude (Ro
k Mrs. Nell B. Starr, voice teacher
at Salem, said the singer "displayed
excellent breath control and a full
rich mezzo-soprano quality which
was quite pleasing. She sang the dlf
ferent types of song on her pro
gram with vocal variety and style."
Miss Summers was accompanied
by Misa Margaret Vardeil on the
organ and Mrs. Nell Folger Glenn
on the piano.
Among the large number of out
of-town guests attending the recital
were Mr, and Mrs. F. R. Summers,
1 Miss Virginia Summers, Frank A.
j Summers, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hern
! don, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Mauney Mr.
land Mrs. W. K. Mauney, G. A. Brid
(Cont'd on page four)
Six Cases Heard
In Recorder's Court
8!x cases were heard by Judge
Ector A, Harrii] in regular weekly
session of City Recorders court held
at City Hall Monday afternoon.
One defendant was convicted on
charge* of public drunkenn??ss.
Other oases heard included:
, 'John Henry Copeland, Negro, for
assault on a female, given nol pro
William H. Adams, violation at
motor vehicles lavr, given prayer for
Emory William Belk, of Gastonia,
for public drunkenness*, given no!
pros# with leave.
Ruth Ellis, Negro, for violation of
prohibition laws, to wit possession
of one gallon of non-tax paid whis
key, fined $50 and costs.
William J. Fletcher, Pickens, S. C.
^?andonmem and non support, case