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City Limits (1M0 Cnuiu) 6J574
XBur.MUot* Ticrdlng Aim 15-000
(1945 Ration Board Figure.)
VOL. 60 NO. 30
Kings Mountain. N. C- Friday. July 29. 1949
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
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Wayne Ware Is Named
To Rural Road Body
The annual Ormand Reunion
will be held at the Old Furnace
near Long Creek church Satur
day. Picnic dinner will be served
on the grounds at 12:30 and a lar
jge gathering of the clan is ex
pected to attend.
' Regular semi-mohthly meeting
of the Kings Mountain Junior
Chamber of Commerce will be
held tat the Woman's Club. Tues
day at 7 p. m., according to an
nouncement by Grady Howard,
Cllne Barber, World War I vet
eran and well-known Kings Moun
tain man, has been elected com
mander of Johnny W. Blackwell
post 2268, Veterans of Foreign
Wws. Tae election of Mr. Barber
took place at a recent meeting, it
was reported to the Herald.
Members of the Kings Moun
"tar IClWttt fcltlbr ttnyir *miHes
and guests, were to attend a pic
nic ?t Oak Grove church Thurs
day night at ,7 o'clock, according
to announcement in the club bul
Rev. W. L. Pressly, pastor of
Boyce Memorial A?P churph, will
deliver the sermon at Sunday
night's union service, to be held
at 8 o'clock a_t Central "MethSodist
Announcement was made Thurs
day that the partnership of A. H.
Patterson and C. E. Warlick, tra
ding as A. H. Patterson Agency,
general insurance agents, has
been dissolved, and that the firm
ls>now solely owned by C, E. War
Hok. Also announced was a chan
ce In firm name to C. E. Warlick
Kings Mountain business men
and firms, which have not yet
purchased 1949-50 city privilege
licenses, are beinfc reminded that
the deadline for purchase with
out penahy will be the close of
business Saturday, July 30. The
law provides penalty of five per
cent per month to a maximum of
20 percent for persons or firms
' falling to purchase licenses.
Members of the Kings Mountain
Lions club heard reports on the
recent International convention
held in New York at the regular
meeting of the organization Tues
day night. Harold Plonk and E.
E. Marlowe, who represented the
local club, gave accounts of their
, experiences at the convention.
Set For Sunday
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i Unveiling of the Edward Teague
Memorial and the annual Teague
; ?eunk>n will be held Sunday '
eordlng to announcement by R?V. J.
L. Teague of Kings Mountain, pres
, (dent of the clan.
Ifce memorial win be unveiled at
Munday graveyard, near I Taylors
ville on Sunday morning, after an
address by Rev. L. W. Teague
The afternoon program will he
held at Antloch Baptist church, 10
miles west of Taylorsvllls beginning
.With a picnic lunch. Business and
"round table" discussion will fea
ture the afternoon program.
Edward Teague, pioneer member
?of Antloch church, one of the first
churches in that section of the coun
try (established 1707) is the great,
great grandfather of Rev. Teague.
"Several oUhhr descends itCofflH
Teague live in the Kings Mountain
On Bural Road
Wayne 'L. Ware and Tom Cornwell
have been named by Joseph Gra
ham, ninth division highway com
missioner, to serve as an advisory
commission for Cleveland county on j
the construction of rural roads und
er the state's forthcoming $200 mil
j According to announced plans of
i Commissioner Graham for other I
| counties of the ninth division, coun- j
I ty advisory commission will be in- 1
trumental in selecting the roads!
which are to be improved in the ru
ral road program.
Mr. Ware, prominent Kings Moun- j
tain farmer and chairman of the]
county's Production Marketing Ad
The Associated Frw credited |
Dr. Henry W. Jordan, chairman of j
the stale highway commission, as
Indicating that the rural road
building program would g?t un
derway this fall. The stony appear
ed in Thursday morning papers.
ministration, 'told the Herald that
no procedures had yet been set up
Cornwell had conferred with Com
missioner Graham. They expect to
confer with him in the near future.
In general, rural roads expected
to get first priority are school bus
and mafl routes, according -to the
announced intentions of Governor
W. Kerr Scott, both in his success
ful campaign for the gubernatorial
nomination In 1948 and again in his
successful campaign for the rural
road bond issue approved 'in June.
?Both Mr. Ware and Mr. Cornwell
of Shelby, were staunch supporters
of the road bond issue, w^ich Cle
veland County favored by a' two to
Cleveland County's share of the
$200 million road bonds issue is $2,
The state highway commission
has announced its intention to get
the rural road-building program un
derway by January 1, 1950, as soon
thereafter as possible.
? DOG LICENSES
City hall reports a dearth of
purchases of dog licenses, which
brought a warning this week from
Chief of Police N. M. Farr. "We
don*t wartt to be forced Into ano
ther dog-Wiling drive," Mr. Farr
said, "hut it will probably be
necessary If more dog owners
don't secure licenses." The dog I
license requirement is a safety j
measure, since tags are not issued j
Ui.less the owner produces a cer- j
' tificate showing the dog has been ' j
vaccinated against rabies.
. Hilton Ruth, prominent Kings
Mountain business man and active
member of the Kings Mountain i
; Lions club, has been named chair
[ man of Zone 7, LionsDi strict 31-A,
I for the coming year, according to
announcement this week.
As zone chairman, Mr. Ruth will
serve on the advisory committee of
District Governor Paul L. Cashion, !
of North Wilkesboro, along with
other zone chairmen, ?nd he will
have direct supervision over the sev.
en clubs in the zone, which include
Kings Mountain, Cherryville, Shelby
Forest City, Gastonia, Cliffside, and i
Deputy District Governor is David 1
White, of Shelby.
Mr. Ruth first became a Lion at
Rdfck Hill, S. C? in 1930. He affiliat
ed with the Kings Mountain club
when he came * here to manage
Belk's "Department Store in 1940 and I
has been an active member since
that time, having served in various
capacities of leadership. Currently,
he is chairman of the club's pro
gram committee. A past president of
the Kings Mountain Merchants as
sociation* Mr. Ruth has also been
identified ^th many charitable and
public service community efforts,
including a co-chairmanship of a
wartime Red Cross drive. He is a
member of First Baptist church.
SBIWi McMackin, well krio^
Kings Mountain man, is announc
ing this week the. opening of Royal
Freeze Ice Cream Center, which has
just been completed.
The new establishment is located !
on East King street and is equipped
with ultra-modern equipment and
accommodations, with a full quota
of parking space for the convenien
ce of patrons.
'Royal Freeze Ice Cream Center is
serving Coble dairy products ex
clusively, Mr. McMackin said, and
provides for its patrons b full line
of ice cream delicacies, Including
bundaes, milk shakes, bulk ice
cream, malted milk, and other fav
The firm will be open daily from
II a. m. to 11 p. m.
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At Second Baptist
Homecoming Day will be held at
Second Baptist church Sunday ac
cording to announcement by Rev. B.
F. Austin, pastor, who issued an in
vitation for everyone to attend, es
pecially all former members and
Rev. C. C. Parker, of Marlon, will
deliver the sermon at the 11 o'clock
hour and dinner will be served qn
the grounds at noon/ Each group is
being asked to, bring a basket.
During the afternoon former pas
tors will take part on tHe program
and singing, featuring several quar
tets and other singers, will high
light the evening service.
City Boaxd Denies Application
For York Road Zoning Law^ Change
Meets Friday Night
Th?'2 mn n aollcitattoa romntit
to* of Oils D. Oram Pott 155. A.
mortem* lofton wiu Mti at City
Hall Friday at T?30 to tf?.
teM b? Hoi Ward,
The city board of commissioners,
in special session last Friday, vot
ed to leave the zoning ordinance
"as is" thus closing out the books
on the request of 1. T. McGinn Is to
? build a oarage on a lot in the resi
dential area of York Road. '
The request of Mr. MCOinnls had
aroused protests from a dozen resi
dent* of the area, asking, that the
zoning law nbt be changed.
Though thebo ard bad tentatively
approved the change at a meeting
at June 24, It failed to Valkiate the
nrVtnutes of that meeting at ? sub
sequent Session/ following piweenta- i
tlon of the protests.
TJ?e un-approVed minutes of the
June 34 meeting had inferred that
the zoning appeal board had recom
mended transfer of the York Boad
lot to the Industrial *one. |
Check <rf ?he minute* of the ap
peal body (which tncHidee Hay.
wood Lynch, chairman, M. A. Ware,
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Lions , Kiwanis Club
To Co-Sponsor Show
Two Civic Clubs
To Collaborate |
On Horse Show
The Kings Mou?-'
will Jo'** "
,.~c, indications ar
ant\w will not be held 01
uabor Day this year, as has been
customary in the past. One member
of the committee suggested the
possibility that the show might be i
held on Wednesday, October 5 ? to
closely approximate the anniversary
of the Battle of Kings Mountain, to
avoid the customary excessive heat
of .Labor Day, and to avoid conflicts
with several other large shows
So tii JLlons President* Sam Weir,
and Kiwanls President Byron Keet- 1
er expressed pleasure that the civ
ic organizations are joining for this!
project. . '
"If Is a large project which
quires the support of both cl
they said, "and it will insure a
ger and better show. In additfa
will enhance the cooperation ol
two groups and should prove
benefit to the community."
Gets Safety Award!
Craftspun Yarns, Inc., has been '
honored by the North Carolina De- 1
partfhent of Labor for having done
an outstanding Job of accident pre* '
ventlon during 1948.
The firm was awarded the Labor !
Department's Certificate of Safety |
Achievement, which was presented
to G, C. Kelley,. division manager of
the company, by A. N. Honbarrler,
safety Inspector representing the
Department of La<bor In the Char
The Certificate cites Craftspun
Yarns, Ins., for having rolled up a
conspicuous safety record last year !
and for work which "resulted in a i
substantial reduction of accidents
and the promotion of safer working
conditions, thereby contributing to I
the prevention of human suffering
end curtailing economic waste."
The safety award bears the signa
tures of St Ate Labor Commissioner
Forrest iH. Shuford and Secretary of
Labor Maurice J. ToWn and was pre
sented Jointly in the names of both
the State and Federal Labor Depart
Mr. Honbarrler explained that the
Certificate of Safety Achievement is
presented to establishments which
qualify in any one of the following
three ways: (1) be reducing their
accident frequency rates 40 per cent
'or more compared with the previous
year; (2) by having an accident rate
75 percent or. more below the State
average tor the Industry; (3) by
haying a perfect record ot no
time accidents do*?
icing ? perfect record, having
a very low accident fate, or reduc
ing th? rate by 40 per cent or more
during ? single year show that both
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As Mercury Rises
Kings Mountain continued to
swolter Thursday, as it had for
eight days, one o! the longest lo- .
cal heat wares in recent summers.
The "heat" was the chiet topic
of conversation, and several busi
ness houses were considering more
favorably expenditures for air*
The thermometer at Fuller Mc
GlU's Esao Service registered 96
degrees in the shade at 12:30
Thursday afternoon, but none had
the nerve to move it out in the
Ice man were working on the
double, and cold ddnk dispensers
were doing a thriving business.
The weather man, meantime, was
cautious about promising relief.
Bid Is Raised
The so-called "Cline" house, own- 1
ed by the city board of school trus- >
tees,-,will again be ottered at pub
lic auction on August 10 at 1 p. ih.. !
with the bidding to start at $700.
Afficial notice of the sale, nec
essitated by a raised bid, Is pub
lished on Page 2 Section 2, of to
day's, issue of the Herald.
At the sale Saturday morning,
Haywood E. Lynch was the highest
bidder for the house ? which must \
be removed from the premises# ? at 1
a bid of $500. After the sale, Wray A. (
Williams raised the bid to $700.
?Under the law, a raised bid In )
sufficient amount requires another j
auction. When the amount 'is over1
$500. an increase of five percent ov
er the previous bid makes re-sale,
Boyce Memorial AWP church has
virtually completed a moderniza
tion of the church edifice to provide
an ehlarged choir loft, a sound
proof house for the organ tone cab
inet, and a session room for the
board of elders of the church.
The Improvement program also
included purchase and installation
of a new arid enlarged idt ?e cabinet
for the organ, designed to Improve
the volume, tone quality and per
formance of the church organ.
Re- decoration of the church au- ,
ditorium is *ch>duled In the near j
The committee In charge of the !
Improvement program Included W. j
S. Fulton, .Sr., chairman, B. D. Rat- j
terree, N. F. McGill, Mrs. N. F. Mc- j
"Gill, Mrs. J. E. Gamble, Mrs. I. G.}
Patterson and Mrs. M. A. Ware.
Local Unit Bids
May Be Asked
The Cleveland County hospital
hoard of trustees will be in position
to ask for bids on a 24 -bed clinic for
Kings Mountain within 30 days,
Walter W, Hook, Charlotte archi
tect, said Tuesday, after he and
members of the board conferred with
the Medical Care Commission in
j Raleigh and received approval at
j minor changes in construction plana.
; Also approved were minor chan
ges in the plans for a 36- bed addi
ction to the Shelby hospital, How
ever, these plans will not be ready
for about 60 days, Mr. Hook stated.
I Attending the session Tuesday
| with the Medical Care commission
were L. Arnold Klser, receritly re
; appointed a trustee from Number
4 township. Chairman Earle Ham
j rick, B. H. Hopper, and Herman
j Beam, of the trustees board, Shelby
hospital Superintendent Joe Ham
rick, and Mr. Hook.
Only minor changes from the ori
ginal draft of plans were made for
Kings Mountain. They Include*
principally addition of more toilet
facilities, location of the h<^itin<r
plant, and parking space accommo
C. E. Neisler and W. K. Mauney,
other Number 4 township represen
tatives on tne hospital board, we*
hot in town and therefore unable to.
attend the Tuesday session with the
Medical Care Commission.
It is understood that the piano
| must still get the approval of the
state health department and the
sti'te fire marshal, but the architect
regards the plans in conformance
with the requirements of these two
The clinic here will be located on
property purchased for the purpose
near the Kings Mountain Country
Club. The plans have met federal
and . state requirements which
means that funds will be available
from these two sources to supple
ment local funds. Local funds are
available from the bequest of Miss
Lottie Goforth who left her estate
for the purpose of building a hospi
tal at Kings Mountain, from a coun
ty bond issue, and from oth<>r pri
Mr. Kiser said the maximum <x)Ht
of construction of the Kings Moun
tain clinic could not exceed S-S.000
per bed, according to state and f?*d- 9
Miss Friddle Makes
Winthrop Honor List
Miss, Mary Frances Friddle, at
'Kings Mountain, daughter of G. C
Friddle and grand-daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. Lackey, was among
124 Winthrop College students whe
were distinguished for second se
mester work during the 1948 49 ses
sion, according to announcement
dErom .the college at Rock Hill."
Miss Friddle, one of seven NortSt
Carolina girls listed, made "A" on
all courses. A senior she had been
distinguished one previous semester
Textile Situation Seems Improved.
Though Job Applicants Mount Here
Bids On School fob ]
To Bo Oponod Tuesday
CoMtdwabb latMFHt on th* peart
of contractor in the bidding lor
contracts lor the propo? d addi
tions and renovations of Wsst
school has b son shown, B. It.,
lam superintendent of schools.
Mr. SO? ? said both local and
out-of-town contractors In largo .
number hod visited tbs school of
flco and the office of V. W. Breese.
jrchltoct. to obtain plans end
koedfication* for th? werit' .
The hide are to he opensd by the
eftf board of school itustose at
It a. as. next Tnssdery morning,
with contracts to be awarded to
lane bidden. The heart of Irastess
rseerres the right, howsver. to re
' Ject bids If they consider them
Though Mrp. Mary B. Goforth,
manager of the North Carolina Em
phoyment Service office here, re port,
ed an increase in Job applicants for
the current month over July, ah*
aaid yesterday she detected "some
improvement" in the employment
Mra. Gofonn evidently was re
ferring to recent production pick
ups in several textile plants, inclu
ding principally the Sadie, Bonnie
and Mauney Mills, In addition to
longer work weeks for a number of
In general, the textile production
picture was still somewhat spottg
here at a few plants.
Mrs. Goforth said of 1,057 active
Job applications in her files, about
75 percent seek textile employmeart.
She reported the increase over die
I previous month at 135. In the total
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