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VOL. 60 HO. 26
Kings Mountain. N. C~ Friday. July 1. 1949
PRICE FIVE CE1VTS
There will be a singing conven
tion tonight at the Grace Metho
dist church at 7 o'clock. Everyone
is cordially invited to attend.
"WOW BOOSTERS' CLUB
The Kings Mountain WOW
Booster's Club will meet with
Lawndale Camp at -Lawndale
?Wednesday evening, July 13, at
7:30, according to announcement
this week by C. P. Goforih.
Building permit was issued to
W. L. Pbiter on last Friday for
construction of a new five room
dwelling on West Mountain street, .
cost $6,000. __ i
L. W. London, Jr., of Cherry vilie,
1940 graduate of UNC with BS in.
. Pharmacy, has accepted a position
with Griffin Drug Company ac
cording to announcement this
week by officials of the firm.
Rev. J. H. Brendall will deliver
the scrtnon at Sunday night's un- 1
Ion service,- to be held at 8 o'clock
at First Presbyterian church.
Quarterly observance of Holy '
Communion will be held at Boyce
Memorial A"RP church Sunday j
morning at the regular morning
services, h was announced by the
pastor. Rev. W. L. Pressly.
PIRST COTTON BLOOM
Ed Evans, who mokes an an- i
nual habit of it, .brought the Her- j
aid the first cotton bioom of the
season on Monday. The cblored
farmer lives south of the City 1
lake and reports the first cotton l
- btoom came form a field planted '
with Coker seed No. 7.
ENGINEER DUE MONDAY
S. Evans, Jr., new city engi
neer, has informed Mayor' J. ' E.
Herndon that he will arrive in
?Kings Mountain from Sarasota,
Fla., Monday afternoon and will
be ready to assume his new du
ties on Tuesday morning.
RATED GRADE "A"
Peeler's Guest Home here was
the highest rated lodging place in j
Cleveland County, according to
results of recent sanitation ratings
made by the Cleveland County
Health department. Peeler's Guest
Home was given a score of
percent, the health department
announced. ? . |
TEXAS TV ON AIR HERE
Harold Hunnicutt reported Wed
nesday reception of a television
test pattern from KLEE-TV, Hous
ton, Texas, CBS station. It was re
portedly the first pattern received
- on a set in Kings Mountain and
was rather freakish. Houston is
some 850 air miles away. The pat
tern could only be picked up when
the antena was toward themoun
tain peak, he said.
CLUB NIGHT POSTPONED .
Regular Club Night at the Kings
Mountain Country Club, regular
ly held on the first Saturday night
in each month, has been postpon
ed until the evening of July 9, it
,? was announced this week by the
club's entertainment committee.
Cltfb night will Include dinner and"
dancing with music by the Gene
Timms Quintet, It waj announced.
Dr. E. C. Cooper, pastor of the
Chapel jHill Lutheran church. hW
been given a leave of absence for
the summer, according to the Cha
pel Hill Weekly. The paper reports
that Dr. and Mrs. Cooper .Will
spend most of the summer at their
cottage in Laurel Park in Hender
sonvflle, and that the Chapel Hill
' Lutheran parsonage now being
bulk is expected to he completed
by the time they return.
Lt. James G. Darracott, Jr? of
Kings Mounts. in, has been post
humously awarded the Gold Star
in lieu of a third Distinguished
MS-, flying Cross and the Atr Medal,
-v and GoM Stars in lieu ot second
.; *>'! and fourth Air Medals His father,
J. G. Darracott, was presented the
2' posthumous awards Tuesday. The
#?- citartoli reads irt part: "fsr merito
rious achievement In aerial flight
as pilot of a fighter plane In Fight'
:^er Squadron 30, attached to the
USS Enterprise, during operations
?' / against enemy Japanese forces In
the Pacific War area."
Assured By Gift
Of Mauney Family
JaS?hlfeCf?f the ,at? Mr Mrs.
Jacob S. Mauney ? W K R i q
?A and D. C. Mauney, of Kings
Chap^ Hllfnd X* E" C Cooper' 01
v^napei Hill ? have provided $50,
000 toward the building of an edu
cational building for a modern, ade
lege* ch at -Leno*'-Rh>-ne-?<H;
The new church, to bo known as
the new St. Andrew's Lu;neran
church of Hickory, has been definite
ly assured by virtue of the Mauney
?? a h/!^according' to a slory b>
Dr. Albert Keiser inthe recent June
'^ue of the North Carolina Luther
The Mauney .Family gift wa!s
made in memory of rheir brother, the
late Rev. John David Mauney. for a
number ?f years pastor of rhe pres
ent at, Andrews church.
The gift making possible the :
building of the Hickory church edu- 1
^at building is the second ma
Jot memorial -given by the Mauney
Family during the past three years.
In the fall of IJM6, the Mauney Fam.
ily announced they would present
the city with a library in memory
of rheir parents. The Jacob S. Mau- 1
ney Memorial Library anil Teachers' i
Home was dedicated the following
November. . 6 !
w- K. Mauney is a member of the
10-man committee in dharge of the
building of the St. Andrews church,
plans for which have already been
approved by the Committee on Ar- '
chitecture. United, Lutheran chur- j
ch. . ?
fr ? _
Twenty-six seni&rs were graduat
ed from Beth-Ware high school in
finals exercises held at the school
Members of the class had charge
of the program, with Trqjr Bfjdees,
serving as master of ceremonies. fcf.
piomas were presented by Wayne L.
Ware, chairman of the school board.
J. C. Handle, member of the board,
presented medals and awards to the
Ruth McHeely, valedictorian.
Helen Morris, salutorian.
Troy Bridges, Frank P. Cranford
Memorial award for citizenship, pre
seated annually by the Kings Moun
tain JUnior Chamber of Commerce,
and the athletic medal for boys.
Betty Stone, junior, school citizen
ship award. ? ;?
Jack Ware, senior, *best all-round
W. L. Goforth, perfect attendance
for 12 years.
Helen Thornburg, senior, girls 1
Francis Leonhardt, sophomore,
scholarship award for 10th grade,
medal for reading, and gift from
Mrs. Charles Owens for maintaining
highest average in home economics.
Meet On Tuesday
One of the largest crowds of the
season is expected at City Stadium
. Tuesday night, July 5th, when the
Shelby Farmers meet Lincolnton's
Cardinals at & p. m.
The professional game is billed as
an exhibition affair but will bfecome
a full-fledged loop contest in e^ent
rain cancels one of the two games
b??tween the two teams on the Four
Dan Huifstetler and Hiltcm Ruth
of the Mountaineer Club, sponsors of
the game, arranged the game with
the team business managers and
j proceeds will be used to finance a
| week's training trip for the high
school football team at Brevard in
August, a part of the Mountaineer
The fast improving Shelby team
is expected to "be ready" lor the
, second place Cards in the three
i game holiday series and interest In
the game here is high.
Amission will be 60 ceftts for
adults and 30 cents for- students.
Local People fn<lg?
Baby, Beauty Show*
A number of Kings Mountain Jay
cees were official* at the. baby and
beauty contests sponsored by the
Albemarle Junior Chamber of Com
merce on June 23. . v
'-i Falaon Barnes acted a s master of
ceremonte? for, the beautv contest,
while W S. Fulton. Jr.. Grady how.
ard, and Wilson Griffin were three
of the five Judges. Mrs. Howard ser
ved as one of thw Judges in the ba
CONDUCTING REVIVAL ? J. Code
Anderson, assistant pastor of First
Presbyterian church, wilt conduct a
revival series at tho new Dixon
Presbyterian church beginning with
the 4 o'clock service Sunday after
noon. A second service will be held
o* Sunday night at ? o'clock and
services will continue each evening
at ? p. m. through Saturday. July 9.
New Appliance j
Store To Open j
E. E. Marlowe is announcing to- j
day the formal opening on Friday
of Marlowe's Home and Auto Sup
ply, specializing in retail sales of
complete lines of home and auto
mobile appliances. ?
The opening of the new ret?tfl es- '
ta'bilshment will have the effect of
expanding the home hnd auto appli
ance vdepartment of Center Service
and of separating (he wholesale de
partment from the retail division.
The new firm is located on Bat
tleground avenue adjoining Mill
?Remnant Store in the building for
merly operated by W. Crawley
Furniture store. The building has
been completely redecorated and
outfitted to handle the new busi
As a special opening promotion,
M/. Marlowe announced a lire con
test Jn which some lucky visitor or
visitors will win a new Lee tire to
fit Jus g?r. VHffWfft to Tfte ftwn, ev to
6 p. m. Wednesday. July ?, will be
invited to guess the number of mil
es which have 'been run on a Lee
tire. The person closest to the actu
al mileage run on the tire, will be
awarded a new tire at no cost. Pur
chases are not required, and in e
vent of ties, duplicate prizes w-tll be
The firm will feature, in addition
to Lee tires and tirbes, International
Harvester electric refrigerators and
deep freezers, Motorola' radios and
television sets. Stromberg -Carlson
television sets. Lornergan oil heat
ers, and numerous other lines pf
nationally known appliances for
home an-d vehicle.
"We feel the opening of the new
store will be of considerable benefit
to our patrons." Mr. Mariowe said,
"for we will bo able to provide wider
selection of merchandise and to give
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On Zoning Change
The city board of commissioners
is making public notice today of a
hearing on amending the city zon
ing ordinance. Thp hearing Is to be
on July 12 at 7:30 at City Hall.
The hearing will be to hear ob- j
lections to a proposed change which
would place a small portion of the
south side of. the York road to the
industrial area it adiolns.
The zoning hoard recommended
the change on petition of J. T." Mc
Ginnis who wishes to build a ga-j
fage on the lot owntfd by Ervin Al- ;
ten and Harold rtunnicutt. It was
tentatively approved by the city j
board at its special meeting of June
Industrial Holiday Schedules
Reflect Spotty Business Picture
Kings Mountain financial institu
tions have paid in the past week di
vidends to shareholders and stock
holders totaling $24,443.18.
The total includes payments* of
$11,386.07 to shareholders of the
Home fluilding & Loan association,
S10, 057.11 to shareholders of the
Kings Mountain Building & Loan as
sociation, and $3,000 to stockholders
of the First National Bank. The First
National dividend was a three per
The Home Building & Loan divi
dend was divided as follows: on full
paid .shares, $6,630.76; on optional
savings shares. $3,309.12: on pre
paid srtock. $364; on installment
Klhgj Mountain Building & Loan
dividends included: on full-paid
stock, $4,342.52; on running stock,
$2,275.59; on prepaid stock, $2,375;
on matured stock, $1,064. ?
Two Men Bound Over
Under $1 Bonds
Two men were bound over to Su
perior Court under bonds of $1,000
in action at regular weekly session
of City Recorders Court held Mon
day afternoon at City Hall.
Sidney Floyd Wilson, of Crowd -
ers Mountain community, was
bound over on a -hit and run charge
after. Judge Faison Barnes found
probable cause. Wilson was involv
ed in an accident April 16 with a
vehicle owned by Alvoy V. Cole. He
failed to stop after the' collision
Marshall Ciaude Stroupe. also of
Crowders Mountain, was bound over
on a penury count on warrant
sworn by Judge Barnes.
Gene Edward Jenks, charged with
driving drurtk and after license had
been revoked, was fined $200 and
Case against Billie Whi^e Brad
Shaw, of Lawndale, who was driv
ing a truck which struck a child on
North Piedmont avenue on January
15, was transferred to Cleveland
county Recorders court. He was char
ged with reokless driving.
Roger E. Rogers, of Shelby, for im.
proper muffler on automobile, was
Floyd J. Helms, charged with a
bandonment and non-support, was
fined costs arnd ordered to contribute
to support of his family.
Case against George W. Short,
charged with abandonment and
non-support, was no) prossed and
the olaintiff ordered to pay costs.
Seven defendants were conyicted
on charges of public drunkertness.
Second Baptist Bible
School Was Success
Daily Vacation Bible sc+iool alSec
ond Baptist church was concluded on
Sunday evening with special com
mencement exercises, according to
report of Mrs. H. L. Fipps, general
A total of 166 children were enroll
ed in the school; with an average
daily- attendance of 141, A total of
106 were recognized for having per
Mrs. C. M. Lan>kford was principal
of the school, with FU?v. Luther Haw
kins assistant principal.
Bolin Hurls luniors To 5 To 4 Win
Over Cherryville In Last Home Game
Max Bolin's knuckjfcr was work
ing with ''precision Tuesday .night,
and the King* Mountain Juniors
thada theft final home game k *uc.
Th# g?tns at Ctwurvtlla. achad
sl?d fair Tlrarsday night, was call
*d off by officials of tha Charry
villa Mat Tkundar afternoon.
cessful one by defeating Chep-y
vUle. 5-4, and eliminating Hie Cher
ries from the North Carolina race.
It was something in the nature of
a revange win lor the Mountaineer*
who lost Sonny Hager. Bessemer
City pitcher. 'to- the Cherries when
State Coin m las toner D. E. Perry re
versed the ruling of the area com
< MfctMHK. \v ' >
Bolln allowed 10 hits, all g cat- }
1 tered except In the top of the ninth *
when the visitors bunched 4 bloop
ers for * pair of runs.
Kings Mountain opened the pcor
ing in the third with rain threaten
ing. Robert Bridges walked, took
second on a wild pitch and scored
on Bolln'a smashing double. Cher
ryville knotted the count In the four
th Howard Crane stealing home af
ter hitting a triple
Kings Mountain went ahead in
the fifth when Bridges wan safe on
a shortstop error, look second on a
wild pitch and scored on Jimmy
Kimmetl's scorcher over second >baxe
I . Catcher Norman Harmon blasted
a single flf the sixth after Thlrdbase
man Billy Watts had singled and
1 (Cont'd on page four) I
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City Office Busy
The City Hall was a busy place
Thursday as a large number of
Kings Mountain citixens rushed to
pay 1949 tax bills, to pay 1949-50
privilege licenses, and to purchase
1949-50 dog licenses.
Payment of 1949 tax bills before
the close of business Thursday
qualified the taxpayer for a dis
count of two percent
Tax discounts for payment dur
ing the month of July will be one
and one-half percent, according to
W. H. Carpenter j
Rites Conducted 1
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Funeral rites for Walter Haywood'
| Carpenter, 65. long-iitne resident of
i Kings Mountain, were held Thurs
day afternoon at 4 o'clock at Puett's
. Chapel Methodist church near Bes
semer City. The pastor. Rev. Gibbs, 1
, assisted by Rev. Floyd Holler, pas- 1
| tor of Mountain View Baptist chur- ,
Ich, conducted the rites, and burial
; was made in the church cemetery.
Mr. Carpenter died in Ga.ston Me
j morial hospital at 10:20 Wednesday
morning. He had been in ill health
for the past 17 months.
A farmer. Mr. Carpenter was a
native of Gcteton county and. at the
? time of his death, lived at route 1.
Bessemer City. He was the son of
the late Mary Jane Lowery and Fed
die Carpenter. He was a member of
the Puett's Chapel church.
Surviving are his wife the former
Fannie Lee Richardson, five sons,
j Jesse, Charles, James and Carl Car
penter, all of Kings Mountain, and
| Wfly Carpenter .of Beewemer City, i
and sfeven daughters, Mrs. Walt '
lWhitaker and Mrs. Paul T. Smith/
'bot-h of Kings Mountain. Mrs. Wil- j
llan\ Powers, Savannah, Ga., Mrs.'
Manly Starnes, Shelby, and Betty
and Dorothy Carpenter, at home.
! Also surviving are three brothers,
F. B. Carpenter, Gasionia, Anderson
| Carjienter, Lincolnton, and Albert
I Carpenter, Dallas, two half-broth
ers, Grover Carpenter, Cherryvllle,
and Kelly Carpenter. Indian City,
I one sister, Mrs. Lonnie Carpenter/
I Lincolnton, and two halt-sisters, I
Mrs. Bertha Forshee, and Mrs.
t Maude Dellinger, both of Cherry
Iville. Also surviving are 28 grand- 1
j children. i
Officers Of Lions i
New officers of the Kings Moun
tain Lions club for 1949-50 were in
stalled on Tuesday night at the
regular meeting of the club by Da
vid White, of Shelby, zone chairman,
who also presented perfect attend
ance buttons to 47 oi the 77 mem
bers of the organization.
Mr. White briefly outlined the du
ties of the various offices of the
club and asked the new officers to
pledge to make their best efforts in
in turn, he asked the club to;
pledge its best efforts in aiding the'
officers and directors in working for!
the best interests of the club and the
Officers installed were: Sam Weir,
president; George Houser, first vice
?president: H. C. Mayes, second vice*
president; W. B. Thomson, third
?vice president; Hubert Aderholdt,
secretary; C. P. Barry, treasurer; Leei
Roberts, Lion tamer; J. W. Webster,!
tail-twister; E. E. Marlowe, Ollle
Hrfrrfs and J. C. McKinney, two-year |
directors; and Charles A. Goforth, Jr. !
E. K. Whitener and Dan Huffstetier i
Retiring President W. B. Logan
thanked the membership for its aid
and cooperation during the year and
wished the incoming directors and
officers a successful year of progress
and activity. Retiring Treasurer C.
[F. Flowers, made his report for. the
year, showing gross "business" in
exoess of $10,000.
Receiving perfect attendance a
Eleven years: J. G. Darracotf, W.
Ten years: Carl F. Mauney.
Eight years:, Fred Wright, Jr.
Seven years: "Hubert Aderholdt,
George Houser. Billy Houser, Charlie
Moss, W. B. Thomson, Tolly Shu
, Six years: C. C. Edens, Edwin
(Cont'd on page four)
To Get Holiday;
Tl\e situation u? regards Kin^s
Mountain indusoial production is
"spotty", a survey by the Herald
showed this week, wirh regular July
4th-week stoppages ranging various
ly from vacations to straight curtail
Thus. some citizcns will get vaca
tions, while for others it will be a
i continuation of slack time opera
i Big majority will get a one-day
! holiday on Monday, as altnust all
| merchants shut their doors Satur
day night for a long week-end con
j tinuing until Tuesday morning. ?
Some textile plants will be closed
all week, while others expect to op
erate as usual.
Closing only on Monday will be
Elmer Lumber Company, Ware *
Sons, and Kings Mountain Narrow
Operating on regular schedules
will be Superior Stone Company,
Mauney Hosiery Company, King*
Mountain Manufacturing Company,
and Craftspun Yarns, Inc.. tN? latter
scheduling its summer "holiday" 1
week for July 15-22.
Mauney Mills, Inc., will be closed
for the second , consecutive week, ?
and Frieda Manufacturing Compwny
Vast majority of Kings Moun
tain retail sstablishmeuU will be
closed Monday for the annual
July 4th holiday. It was announc
ed by James E. Simpson, secretary
ei the Kiaqrs Mountain Merchant*
association. In accordance ?IQ
the association's by-laws.
The firms win also observe the
regular Wednesday half-hoiid<n
on the afternoon of July 0.
Service stations and drug stores
will observe regular schedule?. ,
Mr. Simpson reported.
The postoffice will be closed for
the day. as will city offices, finan
cial institutions, and the state em
ployment service o.'fice.
for the third consecutive we?*k. Dt*
cisian was sti.ll in abeyance at Bon
nie Cotton Mills and Sadie Cotton
Mills. L. Arnold Riser, Sadie superm
tendent, said possible receipt of or
ders would mean that this plant
would resume operations Wednes
day morning, July 6. Possible re
ceipi of orders would also determine
whether the Bonnie Mill would op
Employees of Neisler Mills, In*.,
which has operation on a three
shift five-day week, tvijl begin va
cations with pay on Saturday and
will resume operations on Monday.
July 11. Phenix Plant of Burlington
Mills, which has been following n
similar production schedule, will fol
low the same plan. Burlington is
paying bonuses of two and four per.
cent to its employees, the rate bar,
ed on length of service with the
Though ceasing operations for
three weeks, Frieda Manufacturing
Company is also paying the custo
mary bonus of two percent an antur
al earnings. Craftspun 'bonus, on th<>
same basis, will be paid on July 1 T?,
according to Superintendent G. C.
Park Yarn Mills, which has been
(Cont'd on page four)
Employees of the Phenix Plant
Burlington Mills will receive vaca
tion payments this we?k totalling
approximately $11,000, Superinten
dent R. F. Daugherty has announc
The payments to employees will
be made immediately before uhe
closing of the ptarrt for the July 4th
holidays. Persons who have been
with the company from one to five
years will receive approximately a
i week's pay (3 percent of annual va
ges) and those who have toeen with
-the company for five years or long
i er will receive approximately two
week's pay (4 percent of annual wa
Burlington Mills, of which the lo
cal plant is a unit, will pay out a
total of approximately $1,100,000 on
a company- wide. basis. The company
operates 76 plants most of which
| are located in North Carolina, Vir
' glnla, Teth'.ewe, Wes>t Virginia, and