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City Limits <1940 Caarua) 6.S74
Immediat? Ttadlag Ana 1S.0#0
(1945 Rati?n Board Ftguwi)
VOL. 60 NO. 24
1 C Pages
Kings Mountain. H. C.. Friday. June 17. 194S
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Parking meter receipts for the
-week ending Wednesday at noon
totaled $134.83 according to a re
port from the oflioe of S. A. Crouae,
W. O. W. will sponsor a square
-dance at Bridges Airport Saturday
June 25, at 8 p. ro. according to an
?announcement this week.
Members of the Kings Mountain
Kiwanis club were to hear an ad
dress by Rev. Walter Brown, pas
tor of First Presbyterian churcb of
Shelby, at the weekly meeting of
4he organization at the Woman's
Club Thursday tiight at 7 o'clock.
' Hugh Ballard arranged the pro
" ' ATTEND CONVENTION
Attending .fh?v annual conven
tion of the North Carolina Build
ing and Loan League held at May
view Manor, Blowing Rook, <his
vwoek were A, H. Patterson, secre
tary - treasurer, and G. A. Bridges,
and L. L. Alexander, directors, of
sthe Home Building & Loan as
? * TO GREENSBORO
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Tolleson and
family have moved to Greensboro
for the summer months, where Mr.
Tolleson is superintending the
building of a bail park for Lee
Construction company. The Tolle
tsons are retaining their residence
here and expect to return in the
CLUB STAG NIGHT
Regular monthly Stag Night will ?
toe held at the Kings Mountain
Country Club Monday night
7:30. The program will feature
special entertainment bj Grady
Abbott, of Chwiotte. The dinner,
meeting will be open to member*,
golfing and out-of-town guests.
"Dinner reservations should be in
<he hands of the club management
by noon Monday, it was announ
FALLS IN HOSPITAL
Otis Falls, well-known Kings ?
Mountain business man, is a pa
tient in Mercy hospital, Charlotte, ?
where he is receiving treatment ,
for a stomach condition. While his
-condition is regarded as more
painful than serious, he his re- !
ceived several blood transfusions.
Wingo Draws Morrison
Training School Term
Jamed Daniel Wingo. 13-year-old
Negro boy, is in the county jail a- ,
waiting transfer to Morrison Train- j
ing school after being sentenced
there by Judge E. A. Houser, jr., of ?
the county juvenile court In connec- j
. tkm with the death of Joe Falls Rus- ;
?ell after an argument over a game
of marbles on May 30.
. " ? . j I
Russell, 11-year-old Negro youth I
who was listed by police as a "bad
character,** died shortly after a fight
Sentence, which was listed as "In
? definite," was delayed in attempt i
to determine Wingo's age accurate- j
Jy. Juveniles 14 and over are tried in
Six Are Attending
: Annual Beys" Slate
Six Kings Mountain area high ;
school juniors are at Chapel Hill'
this week where they are represent
ing the frea at annual Boys State,
co-sponsored by the American Le
gion and the Institute of Govern
... . ?- - r c 1 'J #. ; i' . ?*.
Attending from Kings Mountain
are Harold Lenard Hord, Richard
White, Gordon Beatty, Harold Eng
land, Bill Alien, and Delvln Huff
stetler. They will return home on
? i it ii ij|T. _ i ii i i.i \
At Mountain View
Sunday School rally day will be .
held at Mountadn View Baptist chur
? ch on Sunday morning, it was an
nounced this week by the pastor, '
Rev. Floyd Holler, and a revival will
begin at evening services.
Bynum Weathers, of Shelby, will
give the principal address at the
Sunday school rally and Rev. Tom
mle Taylor will do the preaching at
(he revival series.
THOMAS NELSON dfUDGES
Several more Kings Mountain stu-r '
i dents received college diplomas on 1
I Monday of this week.
They included one from Georgia 1
Tech at Atlanta, and four from N. >
C. State college at Raleigh.
Graduating from Georgia Tech
was Thomas Nelson Bridges, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Glee A.. Bridges, with
the degree of B. S. in Mechanical En- 1
gineering. Mr. Bridges was an active j
I member of Phi Kappa Sigma social
fraternity, having served as its cor- (
responding secretary, treasurer,
: house manager, vice-president and
Graduating from ft. C. State col- j
lege from Kings Mountain were: I
Donald Harris McGinnis, son of Mr. '
and Mrs. Hinkle McGinnis, with the ;
' degree of B. S. in ceramic engineer
ing; Robert Jones Fortune, son of,
Mrs. W. L. Fortune, with the degree :
of B. S in textile chemistry and dye- ;
! ing; George William Allen, son of j
George W. Allen, Sr., and Charles Slo
| cum Williams, Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. Cha-'es S. Williams, Sr., with,
[?the degrees of B. S. in textiles. Ail j
the State college graduates were vet- j
erans of World War II.
New officers or the Beth ware Pro
gressive club were installed at the
regular monthly meeting of the or- !
ganization Wednesday night.
They are: John Rudisill, president;
Lamar Herndon, vice-president; Bil
ly Phlfer, treasurer; and Myers Ham- ;
bright, secretary. Installed as di- 1
rectors for three-year terms were
Holland Dixon and Frank Ware. :
Holdover direotors are H. A. Goforth,
Lyman Champion, Will Watterson 1
and Wayne L. Ware.
Feature of the meeting was an ad
dress by Horace Grigg, county
schools superintendent, who urged
the group to adopt the "optimistic
view." Citing facts to back his con
tention, Mr. Grigg pointed out that !
the average American today lives;
much better than did kings of 200
years ago. He declared- that much
happiness and progress can be and
is being generated by people work
ing together In organizations simi
lar to the Beth ware group.
It was announced that plans for
the second Beth ware Community !
Fair are being made and are to be .
completed at a meeting of the of- j
fleers and directors of the club on j
Dinner was served by the ladies
of David's Baptist church.
Dancing pupils of Mrs. Coman
Falls will present a program at the
regular meeting of the Junior
Chamber of Commerce Tuesday
evening at 7 o'clock at the Wo
man's Club. The program will be
held in the main auditorium on the
second floor and will begin at 7:30
The public i* being Invited to at
All city employees were retained
in their present status in action by
the city board of commissioners at
their regular June meeting held Aton
The board action had the effect ol
re- hiring all city- employees, some of
whom had been retained for 30 days
when the new administration was
sworn it) last month.
Other principal actions of the I
board at Monday's session were rou
The board adopted the 1949 50 pri
vilege license ordinance, with only
minor changes from las* year's or- l
dinance. Principal change was rais- '
ing of the license for general mer- j
chants from $25 to $50. Other chan- !
gfs made were to bring the ordi- '
nance into conformance with state
statutes license fees. (The full or- 1
dinance is scheduled for publication
The board approved request of
Sinclair Bridges,' caretaker of the
city lake, for building of four boats
for use by fishermen and voted to ?
install street lights on Bennett's
rtfI^|tab!fdD^i.,h out a?tion request1
of Glee A. Bridges for re-imburse
ment of $1608, which he said he had !
expended for sewer and water line
installations on Landing street Mr- 1
Bridges cited agreement of the city
in October 1945 to reimburse him af
ter 10 houses had been built.
The board aLso heard, without ac- '
tion, petitions from residents of
DilHng and Chestnut streets for
To Start Monday j
Registration for summer school
course at Kings Mountain high
school will begin Monday morning
at 8 o clock, }t was announced by
Rowell Lane, tjigh school principal.
Mr. Lane Is urging all persons who
expect to enroll for summer school
work to contact him during the week
end. Plans for the school are yet
tentative, pending number enrolled,
but Mr. Lane said it was anticipated
that courses would be offered in
English, social and natural sciences.
WiI1 ** taiI*ht by
Miss Helen Logan and Miss Odessa
Reminds Dog Owners
To Secure Dog Tags
All dog owners living inside the
city limits are required by law to
purchase dog licenses, citizens were
reminded this week by S. A Orouse
Sale of 1949-50 licenses began this
week and owners are required to
have the new tags on their dogs by
the first of next month (July).
City police have orders to enforce
the dog license ordinance and are
instructed to shoot dogs found stray
ing without the tags.
Licenses are on sale at City Hall
and cost a dollar. Owners must pre
sent a 1949-50 rabies vaccination tag
before a city license' will be Issued
E. W. Griffin, at Griffin Drug Com"
pany, and Hal W. Ward, at Ward
Feed and Seed store, are licensed
county rabies inspectors.
BAN ENDS WEDNESDAY
The 30- day dog quarantine, im
posed May 24 by the county "fa t h -
.ers;" ends Wednesday acoording to j
N. II. Farr, chief of police. Dog j
owners are reminded to keep their j
pets penned until the ban is lift
Alex Gordon, Bessemer City Negro,
Under S5.000 Bond For Burglary ]
Black Sox To Tangle
Willi Staggers 24th
Kings MsuWb KtwcmJs dub
wfU sponsor a colored baueball
game at Ctty Stadium an Friday,
I Jan* 24, bitwyn the King! Moun
tain Black lw g*Ml ?*?+ Cherokee
Sluggers from Black*b\irg. S. C.
Dm Mm. director of the dub.
' committee In charge ef the promo
| A section of the park will be
rinma fee white fans the an
will be ? p. m.
A Bessemer City negro man is un- j
der 99.000 bond In Cleveland county
Jail, awaking trial in Cleveland Su
perior court on a charge of first -de
Probable cause was found against
Alex Gordon, of route 2 Bessemer
City, in regular weekly session of
City Recorders court held at City
Mall Monday afternoon, Judge Fai
son Barnes, presiding.
Gordon was Drought to the police
station by J. M. Step, an employee
of the city who Hves on Wept Ridge
street, aqid put under arrest at a
round 3:42 a. m. Sunday. Mr, Step
said he awoke to find the Negro In
his bedroom The accused man offer
(Cont'd on page eight) ?
High School Diplomas Presented
To 54 Students Tuesday Evening
Twelve Students 1
Twelve students received import
ant awards ai Kings Mountain
schools graduation exercises Tues
The awards were presented by.B.
N. Barnes, superintendent of schools
Plonk Scholarship medal, to the
high school student wi;h highest
scholastic rating during the year,
to Paul McGinnis, Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. Paul McGinnis, Sr,
Bau'sch Q Lamb, award for honors '
in science, physics and chemistry, I
to Charles Blantoti. son of Mr. and 1
Mrs. C. D.-Blanton. * j
Kiwanis Citizenship medal to Myr
tie Hoyle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I
Fulton Heading medai, County j
Schoolmaster's medal and Western 1
Conference reading medal, to Jean
Lynch, daugiuer ot Mi. and Mrs..
Haywood E. Lynch.
Davis Declamation medal, Hoey
Declamation aned^l and Western .
Conference Declamation medal to1
Demauth Bl a it ton, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Wiley Blanton.
DAR Homemaker's me4fll to Lou-i
ise Carpenter, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Jim Carpenter.
French award, for excellence' in
French, to Iris Patterson, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. 1". G. Patterson.
Danforth awards, to boy and girl
members of the senior class best in
leadership, scholarship, social, phy
sical, and religious development, to
Pauline Mauney, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Mauney, and ro Billy
Qene Amos, son of Mr. and Mrs.
M. C. Amos.
DAR Citizensmp medal for gram
mar grades utf Saratr Bttzttwrth' Hou
ser, fifth grade student' and daajyh- f
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Willhtm 1. Hou
Neisler Declamation medal for
grammar grades,, to Bill Hov is, sev
enth grade student and son of Mr.
and Mrs. P. H. Ho vis. . i.
Baker Reading medal for gram
mar grades, to Joel Smith, seventh j
grade student and daughter of Mrs.
The inter-class contest plaque was
awarded to the Class of 49 for the
fourth consecutive year.
Lewis B. Peck
To Succeed Noell
Lewis B. Peck, sevemh division i
highway engineer, will succeed
Hugh Noell as ninth division engi
neer, according to changes announ
ced by the highway <.?jm mission i
Mr. Noell, division engineer since
1937, will move to Greensboro as
chief of the fifth division.
Mr. Peck has been a citizen of Al
bemarle where seventh division of
fices are located. He is a graduate
of N. C. State college, class Of '21. j
Assumes His Duties
Franklin Pethel, of Kannapolis, a
recent graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne
College has come to Kings Mountain
recently to work at the St. Mat-j
thew's Lutheran church. He .will give
his full time to the work of the chur
ch and will serve as organist, office
secretary and worker with the ydung
Mr, Pethel will reside at the home
of Mrs. E. W. Neal, at 114 N. Pled- I
Is Worth $869
King* Mountain district schools
will rocolTe Ml mora from the
150.000,000 erred lab U for construc
tion from the state than bead ori
ginally bwn expected. Superinten
dent B. N. Imuii announced this
Tho additional sum results from
4 percentage Increase In school
population here. Mr. Barnes said
King* Mountain district schools
now show ltn percent of the
county's school population, rath
or than UjM percent.
Tho Kings Mountain district
shot* wiU therefore ho 9 tUmJO.
rather than II -704.54. !
Red Cross Head
RED CROSS CHAIRMAN ? L. L.
Benson, above, has been elected
chairman o( (he Kings Mountain
Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Mr. Benson will assume the office
on July 1. succeeding John L Mc
L. L. Benson Was elected Kings
Mountain Chapter Red Cros* chair
man a* a ir.?M?ting of the organiza
tion on June 9.
Mr. Benson will assume the chair
manship on July 1, succeeding John
L. McGlll who has served as chair
man for the past two years.
Mr. Benson is a former president
of the Kings Mountain Kiwanis
In a short talk, retiring President '
>ffeGill stated appreciation to the
organization membership and di
rectors for their cooperation during
the past two years and praised par
ticularly the work of Mrs. G. W.
King, secretary. Mrs. J. N. (5amble,
executive secreary, and Mrs. P. G. !
Set Bible School
Annual Daily Vacation Bible
school of the First ? Presbyterian
church will begin Monday and con
tinue through Friday, it wa? an
nounced this week.
Hours of tlie school will be from
8:45 to 11:45 a. m!
Members of the faculty are: Eade
Anderson, director: Miss Sarah Jack
Beginners: Mrs. Coman Falls.
Supt.; ? Mesdames W. L. Ramesur,
Harry Page, Humes Houston, Nell
Cranford, O. P. Lewis.
Primaries: Mrs. S. S. Weir, Supt.;
Mesdames Harold Hunnicutt, W. B.
Thomson, J. W. Wegster, Frank
Limerick, Mrs. Frank Hoyle, Misses
Kvelyn Roberts and Shirley Arthur.
'Juniors: Mm. P, D. Patrick, Supt.:
Misses Patty Neisler, Mjry McKel
vie, Eleanor Myers, and Mrs. Jack
Intermediates: Earle Myers. Supt.;
Misses Jean Webb and Emelyn Gil
Music: Mrs. Virginia Parsons Ro
senthal, Miss Pauline Mauney and
Mrs. James Page.
Directors of the Kings Mountain
Country Club. Inc., will hold a
dinner meeting at the club 6n Fri
day night at 7 o'clock, it was an
nounced by George W. Mauney,
f>24 Of Class
Fifty-four Kings Mountain high
school seniors received diploma.,
ruesday night at annual graduation
exercises completing the 1949 com
meneem r.t program.
The finals program featured an
.iddrt*fts by Dr. Front la \V. Johnston,
Davidson college history professor
and awards of medals for the year
Dr. Johnston, in a serious- minded
address, urged the graduate to take
advantage of the educational oppor.
tunities available today. Too many
young people, he declared, are con
tent to stop their education \Vhen a
small amount of effort would move
fhem further up the ladder of
For those students who aren't able
i to continue formal education, the
; speaker continued, there is plenty of
j room for educational advancement
through practical experience and
hard work, ^
Demauth Blanton, senior cla.<#i
president, presented die clans gift
to the school ? three secondary e
| lectric A'ali clocks, one each for the
study hall, the high school Jibraxy,
and the auditorium.
Rev. W. L. Pressly gave the invo
cation and Rev. !\ D. Patrick pre
sented Dr. Johnston. Billy Gene A
mos, member of the graduating
class, sang Hof f meister's ' Arise, O
Lord," and Rev. C. B. Bobhitt pro
nounced the benediction.
On Sunday evening the graduat
ing class heard Dr. Karl W. Kinard,
president of the Sputh Carolina Lu
theran Synod in the annual com
Dr. Kinard spoke on the subject
"Bearing Your Burden*." He said
the nation needs mm and women
who will stand on their own feet and
shoulder their own problems. He
also urged the graduates to do their
part, not only. in handling their own
problems, but in helping each oth
er, carrying oui the Christ doctrine
of human brotherhood.
Dr. Kinard was introduced by Rev.
W. H. Stender. Rev. L. C. Pinnix gave
the invocation, and special music
included Arkangelsky's "Blessings
of Peace." by the girls' glee club un
der the direction of Miss Bonnie Mc
Intosh, and a soprano solo, Marker'.-!
"How Beautiful Upon the Moun
tains," by Barbara Mat-thews, mem
tCont'd on page eight)
Sermon Sunday at S
Rev. W. H. Stender, pastor of St.
Matthews Lutheran church, will de
fiver the commencement sermon at
Beth-Ware high school Sunday night
at 5 p. m.
Graduation exercise*, will be held
at the school Friday, June 24, at 8
p. m. when 26 seniors will receive
diplomas. Wayne L. Ware, chairman
of the board, will present the dlplo
mas and U. C. Randle, new member
of the board, will present awards
Members of the graduating clasn
will have charge of the program on
the final night, Mr. Rudlsell said.
Theme of the program will be "Op
portunlty ? Our Tom morrow."
Troy Bridges will serve as master
of ceremonies and other speaker*
from the class will include, Helen
Morris, salutorian, Edwin Babb,
Martha Sue McSwaln, Betty Harmon
Ruth McNeely, Valedlct6rian, and
luniors Set To Face Hickory Here
Saturday Night; Shelby Jane 23rd
King* Mountain Junior baseball !
team, stinging after two straight de- j
feats, are scheduled to face Hickory j
juniors here In City StacHum Satur- '
day night at 8 p. m. in the first meet- j
ing of the two teams this year.
Kings Mountain was scheduled to
play in Cherryville last night !
(Thursday.) J .
Coach 8hu Carlton's nine dropped
games to Charlotte and to Gastoni*
during the pa?t week. The team
pasted Shelby June 9 in Shelby 11 to
3, to hold a record of 3 wins, 2 loss
es through Wednesday."
Kings Mountain is set to travel
to Forest City. for a return engage-^
mertt with the Forest City Juniors'
Tuesday night and are scheduled to j
(Cont'd on page eight)
For Draft Board
T. W. Grayson, King* Mountain
jeweler, has been recommended for
appointment to the Cleveland Coun
ty selective service board, it was
learned this week.
Mr. Grayaon, a veteran of World
War II, served overseas with the 10th
Previously recommended as the
Kings Mountain representative on
the board was D. D. Saunders. How
ever, Mr. Saunders was less than 3/1
years of age. required of board mem