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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, April 01, 1949, Image 1

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,'f\ '? \v ; <w POPULATION Citf Limit! (1548 Cmhi) 8.574 Immediate Txadiag Area ISAM (1945 Ration Board Ftgurw) Event Kings Mountain. N. C- Friday. April i. 1949 Pages Today PRICE FIVE CENTS Local News Bulletins KIWANIS PROGRAM Members of the Kings Moun- ! tain Kiwanis club were to hear a j program at their regular meeting : Thursday night presented by the j Kings Mountain city coiftmittee on Girl Scouts. Mrs. Luther Cansier ; is chairman of the committee. The club meets at the Woman's Club at 6:30. AUTO RECOVERED An abandoned 1941 Chevrolet, stolen from RoscOe Grindle, of Gastonia, on Su iday night, was found on Cleveland avenue Tues day morning by Officers George Ailen and Will Blackburn of the Kings Mountain Polfce Depart ment. . i METER RECEIPTS Parking metfer receipts for the 47th week of operations, which ended at noon Wednesday, total ed $140.21 according to a report by S. A. Crouse, city clerk. BUILDING PERMITS Building permit was issued March 24th at City Hail to Car les O. Lovelace for construction of a new four-room -room dwelling on Sims street, estimated cost $3,500. ' V 1 JAYCEE MEETING Billy Harrison of Rocky Mount,, state president of the Ncjrth Cari. ] in* Junior. Chamber of Commer ce, will address members of the Kings M6untain Junior Chamber of Commerce at their regular meeting at the Woman's Club Tuesday night at 7 o'clock. Presi dent W. S. Fulton, Jr., is urging a full attendance. CITY EMPLOYEE Mrs. Hlkhreth Sherrer began her duties as a stenographer at City Hall Monday morning. Mrs. Sher er fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Miss Dorothy Hay es, who had accepted a position with the City, of Asheboro. HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES More high school graduates are needed by the U. S. Navy accord ing to Chrlef Fred W. Jordan of the navy recruiting service. This de mand has been occasioned by va cancies occurring in the navy ser vice schools. 'Examinations to de termine applicant's fitness will be conducted at the local recruiting < station located at the Poetotflice. ? each Thursday.' &.J&S Portrait Honors Webb's Father A portrait of Albert Shipp Webb, for 33 years superintendent of Con cord city schools and at the time of his death superintendent emeritus, was presented to the Concord schools at memorial exercises In Concord last week. The portrait, painted by J. Lee Settlemyre, Kings Mountain artist, was presented by R. Halbert Webb, Sr., only son of the late educator. It was unveiled by Richard Halbert Webb, Jr., grandson of the honoree. The portrait was presented in be half of tlie donor by -Luther T. Hart sell, prominent Concord citizen and college classmate of the late school superintendent. Mr fnrtscsil paid tribute to the late superintendent as a man "mo dest and unassuming ... the em bodiment of truth, integrity, and honesty . . . His teaching, his in fluence, and the example of his noble life have Influenced hundreds of children, boy# and girls to be good citizens and to make the most of this life " The Concord Tribute commented editorially, "Ceremonies held at Webb school today mark another ^ tri bute to Albert SWpt> Webb, And the painting placed there today renews memories for generations of former school children # and creates re membrance among those who come after." Lail Sentenced To 17-25 Years *? * On Murder Charge John C. Laii, 59-year-old Kings Mountain man, pleaded nolo con tendere to charges Of second degree murder in connection with the tatal shooting of R. B. Frazier at- Mar grace boarding house on January 8 in action in Cleveland Superior Court this week and Judge J.- A. Rousseau, of North Wilkesboro, pre siding over the session, sentenced him to serve from 17 to 25 years in the state penitentiary.' In another case of interest in Kings Mountain two men received sentences in connection with the robbery of Barkley Brothers grocery in May 1947. J. B. Shedd, who was brought here recently after serving a jail term in Virginia, was sentenced to serve from two to five years for breaking and entering Berkley's store. Robert Lee Case, 19-year-old you th, was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail for breaking and entering. His testimony convicted Shedd. At the time of the Barkley robbery, Case was around 17 years old. Martin T. Massagee, 62, of Gas tonia, charged with assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the knifing of his step son-in-law Norman W. Dunbar, also of Gas tonia, which occurred on January 8 at a service station just outside the city limits on Shdlby road, was gi ven an 18 months suspended sen tence and ordered to pay the prose cuting witness $600. Henry Burrif w? convicted of vi olation of his probation and ? pre vious ?ui>|i(iri(1flil i<?>wre voked. After Lail had entered his plea the solicitor called Mrs. Sarah Jones as first witness: She was assisting in the keeping of the boarding house where Frazier Was shot. She testifier that Lail and Frazier came in together and went to Lail's room. She said about 9 p. m. she heard a shot fired in this room and that she went upstairs. She said she heard Lail tell Frazier that if he did not give him (Frazier) his $5 he was going to kill him. Then she said she heard two shots fired- She went down and called the police. Ij? the meantime Laii came out of the room and told Mrs. J6nes that he had Wiled Frazier and that he was upstairs dead. Officer Haywood Allen told of making the investiga tion and of finding Frazier dead and said that Lail had shot Frazier. Lail tofld Al)en he shot Frazier because ?he had -struck him on the face when he had asked him for money which Frazier is said to have taken in a poker game. Amos To Represent Central At Greensboro V - Billy Gene Amos, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Amos, and a senior at Central high school, won the honor of represetning Kings Mountain at the state music festival to be held In Greensboro this month. Amos was the only student from Central to receive * rating of "su perior" at the district festival held In Charlotte last weekend. He received his rating in the vocal solo group. Other ratings in the vo cal solo group included Betty Fails, excellent, and Evelyn Cline, good. Other ratings included: piano so lo. Pauline. Mauney and Barbara Gauit, excellent; glee club, boys and girls, good; and band, excellent. Ratings were superior.- excellent, good, average, and below average. Honoi Society inducts Three Three high school girls ? Iris Pat. terson, Mary McKelvie and Jo Ann Bridges ? were Inducted into the Mational Honor Society In exercises held at Central school Thursday morning. Students am *M*en for the high honor by the faculty, who judge Character, grades, leadership, and other points. Bill Amos, president of the local group, had charge of the installation exercise*. *. Red Cross GUIs Hear $4,000 Mark Contributions to the Number 4 township Red Cross campaign to taled S3.930.59 Thursday morning, representing a gain of aproxi mately $300 during the past week. Meantime, drive officials urged committee chairmen to complete their reports. The colored division was to meet at City Hall Thursday night to make final reports. Following are total oi receipts to date, by divisions: Industrial. SI. 185; industrial em ployees, 5687.80; business. S6 29.79; residential, S522.93; colored divis ion. S237.20; schools. SI 87.50; professional, S139; clergy. S29.21; Grover, S212.16; Kings Mountain Kiwanis club, S100. Goal cf the drive is S6.202. Rites Sunday For Pic. Canslei 'Final interment for Pfc. Grady G. Cansler, 31, who was killed In action in Luxemburg January 21, 1945, dur ing the Battle of the Bulge, will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Memorial Park of Mountain Rest cemetery. Graveside rites will be conducted by Rev. P. D. Patrick, with the local service organizations administering full military rites. - Pfc. Cansfar, a native of Gaston county, lived in Kings Mountain al most all his life. H.? entered the ar my in March 1944 and served with ? 44 n : All memb* j^of the American Horn* by 3:30 Sunday afternoon to assist in conducting funeral rites for Pfc. Grady Cansler. Mem bers are asked to Wear organiza tion caps. Company E. 317th Infantry Regi ment, ROth division. He was a grad uate of Kings Mountain high srihool and attended Lincoln Memorial col lege, Cumberland, Tenn. He was a member oi First Presbyterian chur ch and was a clerk at Pauline Store at the time he entered the service. His body will arrive here Friday and will remain at Harris Funeral Home until the funeral hour. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Capsler, his wife, Mrs. Gaynele C. Thrasher, two daughters, Diana and Caran Cansler, ail of Kings Mountain, and two brothers, Luther Caaftier, Kings Mountain and Anthony Cansler, of Charlotte. Kelly Will Head Craftspnn Yams G. C. Kelly win succeed the late Z. F. Cranford as general manager of Craftspun Yarns, Inc., it was an nounced last week by H. J. Megargel president of the company. Mr. Kelly, a native of Chattanooga, ) Tenn., Joined Craftspun as assistant superintendent about 18 months ago and had held the position of super intendent since January 1. ? He came to Kings Mountain from Lola Mills at Stanley, and had pre viously held positions with Ame'l-j can Thread Company, Dalton, Ga., and Dixie Mercerising Company, of Chattanooga. Nothing Sure, But More Rumors On City Politics City politics remained quiet this week, with no further candidates fil- ! ing for office up the 11 o'clock Thurs day morning, but the rumor miy j Vvas working up a few choice mor sels. Menioned as possible candidates were Hal D. Ward for Ward 5 com missioner, and B. Hudson Bridges for Ward 4 commissioner, ? Mr. Ward, proprietor of Ward's Seed and Feed Store, told the Herald that several persons had been en- i couraging his candidacy but he said he had not made a definite decis ion to r.Un. A former highway pa trolman, Mr. Ward ran second in the five-man race for sheriff of Cle veland county in 1946. Mr. Bridges was a candidate for the Ward 4 post two years ago. An nouncing late, he ran third in a four man race. Indications are that all .of the present city commissioners, wi lt the exception of Ward 4 Commissioner Moss, and Mayor H. Tom Fulton will . seek reflection, though no definite commitments have been, made. The matter was discussed Informally following Monday afternoon's city board meeting,, but none announc ed his candidacy. Present indica tions are that the incumbents will run as a ticket. Reported politicking but not yet announced is Otto Guyton, expected to seek the Wand 3 commissioner TWeMroW'beM-by T. I. ?Ellison-; ' Only candidate who has formally filed by paying the five dollar fee is Paul Ledford, who seeks the Ward 4 commissioner post. The e4ection will be held on Tues day, May 10, and candidates are re quired to file for office five days before the election day. ? No activity has been reported on the two school board posts which are to be filled. Terms of Ward 2 and 3 commissioners expire -this year. Arnold W. Kincatd, Ward 3 trustee, is expected to run again, but C. C. Edens, Waid 2 trustee, has indicat ed that he will not seek re-election. ThroAtbufi On T?nv With Dote GIm Clnb . ? 1 ?->' - ? Durham. ? James C. Throneburg of- Kings Mountain was among the 42 members of the Duke Universi ty Men's Glee Club chosen to ac company the club on its Spring tour of Northern cities. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Yates F. Throneburg, oi 900 W. Mountain street.' The men chosen f:om the 62- man chorus and accompanied by Director, J. Foster Barnes, left Monday to pre sent concerts 5*t six cities. !? They will broadcast from WCBS in New York City, Saturday, April "2, from 4-4:15 p. m. The Glee Club sang Monday even ing in Washington. D. C. Other ci ties in the club's itinerary include: Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, March 29: Pittsburg, Pa., Wednesday; Lancas' ter, Pa, Thursday; New York City, April 1; and Philadelphia, Pa., Mon day, April 14. Local Merchants Reported 'Ready For Kings Mountain Bargain Days ' * "" Kings Mountain retail merchants are Joining together this weekend In presenting Kings Mountain Bar gain Days, with almost all retail firms participating. The tree-day event begins Friday morning and will continue through Monday; The participating merchants, ac knowledging the return of "price" as a major factor in retail selling, are Joining In a general u vault on prices during the ttiree-4ay bargain event by two methods. They aire of fering regdiar, staple merchandise at special prices, and have combed the markets for special purchases for this particular trade event. Participating are hardwares, fura ture stores, department stores, spec- ' alty shops, grocers, appliance stores ind others. The eveht is being sponsored by he Kings Mountain Merchants As sociation. "Everything is in readiness for Kings Mountain Bargain Days,-" James B. Simpson, association secre tary, said yesterday. "The merchants and their sales forces have been working hard this week getting ready to r the event and the goods in the shelves represent some real bargains. | ' "The event offers an excellent op i portunity for choppers to aare on I many purchases," Mr. Simpaon slid. home until 1:30 Sunday. It will lie in state at the church for a !?alf hour prior to the funeral services. Cox. Falls, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Fills, Sr.. of Gasrtonia, lost his life whi'e serving aboard the USS Bates. He entered the navy in 1912. For 12 years he had lived in Luirvberton, Where he was a member of Lumberton 'Methodist cfhureh. Surviving, in addition to his par ents, ar? his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Beeson Culbreth, of Pembroke, a son Woodrow W. Falls, Jr., three broth ers, Bergen Falls, Kings Mountain, Dewey Fall*, Lumberton, and C. B. Falls, Jr., of Gastonla, and three sis ters, Miss Vera .Falls, Crossville, Tenn., Miss Ruby Falls, of Castonia, and Mrs. Lawrence Mears, of Clerk ton. tattfibsr of the American Legion and VTW posts at* requested to ( be at Harris Funeral Home by 1:30 Sunday afternoon to assist in. fu neral rites for Cox. Woodrow W. Falls'. Members are asked to wear organization caps. WAR CASUALTY ? Funeral rites for. Cox. Woodrow W. Falls. Kings Mountain native who was killed in action near Okinawa, will be held here Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Central Methodist church. ? Falls Funeral Sunday At 2 P. M. Funeral rites for Coxswain Wood row W. Falls, 24, Kings Mountain native who was killed in action near Okinawa on May 26, 1945, wilt be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Central Methodist church. Rev. J. H. Brendall, the pasior, will conduct the services, and inter num will be made at Mountain "Rest cemetery, with full military rites. The body will arrive here Friday and will remain at Harris funeral Cancer Fond Drive Te Start _____ The 1949 campaign for funds for the American Cartcer Society will get underway next week, it was an nounced yesterday by Mrs. J. H. Ar thur, Kings-Mountain chairman. -A total of $800 for the fund was contributed In Kings Mountain Irt 1948. "V Cleveland county's 1949 quota is $3,000, Mrs. Arthur said. Co-chairman of the drive is Mrs. W.'W. Tolleson. Funds raised by the American Cancer society are used in research in an effort to discover causes and cures of the dread disease which an nually causes the death' of many people ail over the nation and the ? world. Contracts Awarded On U. S 74 lob The State Highway Department awarded contracts .late .Thursday morning for the building of High way 74 from a point 600 feet west of Kings Mountain to the bridge over First Broad River. Contracts went to low bidders among 31 who sought the contracts. ? J v , 7J j 4 Low bidders wefe: roadway, Neal Hawkins, Ga*tonla, $121,321; struc ture, W. f. Brinkiey It Son, Cranite Quarry, $82,022; and moving build ings, H. It H. House Moving Compa ny, Guilford College, $45,395. Bond Election Will Be Held On May 10th . _ The city board of commlss">netY; completed legal technicalities ?r connection with the pro,K>sed $350, 000 public improvement bond issue election on Monday, a* the board formally called the election for May 10th. With only Commissioner John Moss absent at the special session Monday afternoon, the commission, ers \oted unanimously to offer tl) la $'250,000 issue for sewer plant im provements and line extensions, (I) a $50,000 isSue for water line exten slons, and (3) .a $50,000 issue, for completion or erection of a munici pal stadium. The election, as had been planned by the board, will therefore be held on the same day as the regular bl ennial election for city offices. The bond issue results will be de termined separately. Thus, it is pos jsible that one, or two, or all three of the issues will be approved or will fall. Under the constiutional amend ment voted by the citizens of the ?state in the November general elec tion, a majority of those voting will 1 determine the results. ). No special registration will be cal I led for the election, which means all : persons now registered may, vote. For persons not registered, . the | registration books will open on Sat urday, April 16, at the five ward poll ing places and will be open for three consecutive Saturdays through April 30. Saturday, May 7, will be challenge day. Registration book* will be open from 9 a. m. until sun set on the designated days. , -Election officials arethe same as those ap{>ointed for the general elec tion. ; ? ? ? j Calling of the bond election fol i lows the announced intention of the uoard at the February meeting. The largest Issue, for sewer bonds, I follows recommendations from a Charlotte engineering firm on im provements for the city's sewer sy? ?tem, with major portion of the $250, 000, if approved, to be used in ren ovating and enlarging the over loaded McGill sewer tank. Kiwanis Farmers' Night April 7th Some 100 Kings Mountain area farmers are being Invited to attend the annual Farmer's Night banquM of the Kings Mountain Kiwaniscluh which will be held at the Wonum's Club vnext Thursday night at 7 o' clock, it was announoed yesterday by Glee A. Bridges, chairman of the club's committee on arrangements. Mr.' Bridges sa id the speaker tor the event will be announced later. Other members of the committee are Wray A. Williams, J. E. Antho ny, Jr., Paul Mauney arid Myere Hambright. Program For Easter Service Announced Re*. W. H. Stender. pastor of St. Matthew's Lutheran church, will deliver the sermon at the fifth an nual Easter Sunrise service at Memorial Park of Mountain Rest . cemetery, according to announce-. . ment yesterday by Rev. W. B. Pressley. chairman of the commit tee on arrangements. The service. sponsored by tha Kings Mountain Ministerial as sociation. has become one of the most popular union services of the community. According to the program an nounced by Mr. Pressley, it will begin this year at 6:1$ a. m.. wHk a concert by the Kings Mountain high school band. At 6:30, Rev. J. W. Phillips, association president, will give the invocation. Rev. J. H. Brendall. Central Me thodist pastor, will read the Scrip ture, and Rev. P. D. Patrick. First Presbyterian, pastor, will pray the Easter prayer. Rev. T. W. Pogle man will give the benediction. Special music will be directed b 7 Mrs. N. F. McCllL organist asd choir director o! Boyce Memorial AW church. <

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