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VOL. 60 NO. 36
Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday. September 9. 1949
PRICE FIVE CENTS
MOWER ON DUTY
The ww Allis-Chalmers tractor
mower, purchased by the city last
month, arrived last Friday and
was immediately put to use mow-.
Ing excess grass along cky streets.
The tractor was purchased from
IS. F. Craven Company, .Greens
boro, low bidders on the machin
Parking meter receipts for the
week which ended Wednesday
totaled $133.30 according to a re
port from the office of S. A. Crouse,
Building permits were issued at
City Hall last week to Mrs. Saily
Costner, on Wednesday, for con
struction of a one-room dwelling
on Dilling street, $500; to J. W.
Cunningham, on last Saturday, for
construction of a new four-room
dwelling on Lir\wood road, $2,
000; to .Nell Jackson, also on Sat
urday, for construction of a five
? room dwelling on Waco road, $2,
500; and to Mrs. J. H. Garrett, on
September 1, for construction of a
barn on Floyd street, $150.
JOINT MEETING HELD
Members of the Kings Moun
tain Lions club were guests of the
Kings Mountain K'iwanis cluf> at
the Thursday night K'iwanis meet
ing at tj>e Woman's Club. The
Joint session with the Kjwana&ns
replaced the regular meeting of
the Lions club, which would ordi
narily be held on Tuesday night,
iBOmga rdm?, ?'let-Xji* ea
ville, S. C? son-in-law of Mr. and
Mrs. A. M. Hicks, pf Kings Moun
V tain, was elected a director of the
South Carolina Clothiers associa
tion, in session this week at Myr
tkt Beach, S. C. Mr. Bumgardner
is owner of Bumgardner's Men's
\ Shop in Greenville. .
First official chapel program at
Central school will be held Fri
day at 10:20 a. m., with Rev. J. H.
Brendall, jr., as speaker according
to announcement by Rowel) Lane,
principal. The public is invited to
WEST SCHOOL TEACHER
Mrs. Bill Baker has joined the
' eity schools faculty as sixth grade
teacher at West gramma* school,
it was announced this week. In
turn, Mrs. John Gamble, present
.sixth grade teacher, is now teach
ing the third grade at the school.
The addition of Mrs. Baker to the
faculty fills all vacancies in the
schoc: system, Superintendent B.
N. Barnes announced:
A. W. O. W. Boosters club meet
ing will be held at Spindale on
September 16 at 7:30 P- m., it was
announced this week. Kings
Mountain members will leave
from Center Service at 6:30 p. m.
Members of Otis D. Green Post
155, American Legion will hold
their regular meeting at City Hali
courtroom Monday night <at 7:30.
Among other business will be a",
report of the Legion building com
W. E. Blakely, Kings Mountain
postmater, who has been receiv
ing treatment at Memorial hospi
tal, Charlotte, for the past week,
was reported Improved Wednes
day night. Thu-re was some possi
bility that Mr. Blakely would be
able to return home within a few
BARNE S SECRETARY
Mrs. Vernon Crosby is serving
as tempofoary secretary to B. V.
Barnes, superintendent of schools.
Mr. Barnes said yesterday he hop
ed to fUl the position on a perma
nent basis in the near future. The
vacancy was crested when Mrs
Grady Howard resigned the posi
tion to become teacher of high
TO HEAR MISSION ART
Miss Ruth Gibson, returned
mfcvionary to South America, wlH
?peak at evening services at First
? Wesley* n church Stlnday>evening
at K was announced by Rev.
J. W. Phillips, pastor of the chur
ch. Miss Gibson Is from Gastonia.
Beth- W are Community j
Fair Opens Sept. 15 j
! Power May Be OH
If the weather is fair, on Sun
day afternoon, the power will bo
: cut off in order to complete work
i on installation of a new line fro>n
| the Duke Power Company Sub
' The announcement was made
t yesterday by City Engineer J. S.
Evans, who said that, in the event
of fair weather, the power would
be off from 2 p. m. to 4:30 p. m.
are anxious to complete
this Job. which will givfe better
power service in a number ot
areas now over-loaded." Mr.
Fulton To Preach
For Week Here
1 Rev. C. Darby Fulton, D. D., of
! Nashville, Tenn., will preach at a
week's series of services at First
' Presbyterian church here beginning
! September 18 and continuing throu
gh September 25, it was announced
this week by the pastor, Rev. P. D.
| Dr. Fulton, secretary of World
i Missions of the Presbyterian church
I of the United States, was born in
Japan, the son of two missionaries
who served under the Presbyterian
(church's Executive Committee of
"Foreign Missions for 46 years.
"Dr. Fulton, himself spent eight
years as a missionary to Japan,
from 1JH7 to 1925, before returning
to Amerloi as a secretary of the Ex. i
ecutlve Committee on Missions. His
duffes have also taken him to China '
and. Korea, South Africa, Mexico,
ahd Aiica. j
"Dr. Fulton Is recognized as one
of the greatest missionary states
men and ablest preatShers of our:
day," Mr. Patrick said in making
|>the announcement. "Our church is!
fortunate in having Dr. Fulton visit
us, and I ai?' sure his messages will
mean much to not only the mem
bers of our church but the commun
ity as well."
Junior Chamber Plans ;
jet Model Plane Show
The Kings Mountain Junior< !
Chamber of Commerce will stage,
a model air show for Jet planes
here on Thanksgiving Day, Nov-,
ember 24th. according to announ
cement at the meeting of the or
ganizciion held on Tuesday night
at the Woman's club.
Balph Spearman and Joe Hed
den were named as co-chairmen .
of the event. W. P. Fulton, Wilson j
Griffin and Bill Page were nam
xi to a ticket committee.
Tickets for the event are now
on sale. Admission price is one I
Th? club hoard a report from j
Faison Barnes on the quarterly ,
board meeting of the state organ, j
Miss Nan Jean Gantt, student
this summer at Plonk School of
Creative Arts. As^evlile. gave a
reading of a one-act play. j
Tom Davidson, manager of the
A & P store here, was welcomed
by Bill Fulton as a new member.
Fair To Featuie .
wuh Thursda>' frftempon at 1 o'clock
X L?, !T,0rd "umber of entries an
ttcipated for the many ribbons and
prizes being offered."
1 u ^/>enil?g day ceremonies will be
Held at l p. n>. next Thursday, and
the fair will continue through Sat
? urday night, September 17.
|,ro8r,am wW' include an
In i ?n ar\d JudJ?inK Of livestock
on the grounds, plus a farmmachln
cry demonstration at 2 p m
Six riding devices will be operated
to delight the young folk by R c
Lee Riding Devices, Inc.. and con
cessions and shows will be operated
5 ^ Mclntyre Amusement com
pany. Citizens off the Beth-Ware
community will operate lunch and
a ?'a,em?"t yesterday, Myers
JJh^K .g L,manager of ,he fair
oilr sponsored by the'
S^Th,re P1ro'-1;essive Club, said
everything is virtually ready for
exceptionally good fair."
We are deeply appreciative of
the cooperation we have received
from participants, friends and well
wishers and. with the fair to go on
as scheduled this season, it should
be an- excellent one form all stand
points. Reports from department di
rectors indicate that the eompeti
lion will be keen in the vorious de
Other officials of the Beth -Ware'
t ? assistant ?
manegr, John Rudisill, secretary- '
treasurer, JVfrs. Lamar Herndon as- !
sista nt secretary, and Boyd HaVrel
son, Wayne Ware. Lamar Herndon,'
Charles Goforth and Ted Lodford,
.'Department organizations -in!
Agriculture -- Boyd Harrelson, J.;
Ware, Hugh falls and L. E. Cham
Horticulture ?Wayne Ware. Cam- !
eron Ware, Frank Ware, and Russel
Livestock? J. C. Randall. Ted Led- '
ford, Paul Hermann, Harold Hern
(V?f? ^ t141? Wat'erson, "Herman .
(-?oforth, Jack Ware and John Phifer !
Farm Machinery ? Craver', 1
Lewis Hovis and Lyman Champion.
Woman s Department ? Mrs. Hal i
Morris, Mrs. Frank Ware, Mrs. Ly- '
man Champion and Mrs. J. S. are. '
dan??? to be held at Arcadia Skat- 1
ing Rink, next Thursday night at 8
Hamrick's String Band will SUd
ply the music and a large attendan
ce Is anticipated. Admission will be
60 cents per person.
*r* looking for a large at
1 tendance, one member of the or
ganization said. "The cooler wea.
Jn^nrTt th* evening9 ideal for
Florida Stoims. Have Penchant
For Clothes Of Former Citizen
I Though it might appear <hat Flor
Ida's mild and balmy temperatures
would make clothes purchases light
er on a year-round basis, due to the
lack of need lor over-coats and oth
er heavter cold weather wear, it
isn't necessarily true.
Particularly 4a this the situation
with Mrs. C. E. DeFrles, the former
Melba Settlemyre, of Kings Moun
tain, now home visiting her family.
It happened in the Florida hurri
Last year, Mrs. DeSFries had sent
some clothes to tfte laundry which
operated a sub -station near her
home, but did the work at its Pen
saoola plant. Pensaoola got the
, brunt of the 1948 blow, and Mrs. De
Frles laundry went with the wind.
Warned of the approaching
storms this year, Mrs. De Fries de
cided not to take any chances In
stead, she got a wet wash at a local
laundry near her home at Bgiin
i Field, then brought them Jrome to
hang on the line. Though this part !
of Florida dida't'get the full brum, I
the wind* reached a velocity of 70
miles per hour, and tore off a big
piece of the DeFries' roof. And, of
course, the laundry hanging on the
line wa? blown to noneknows
But troubles had not ended when
Mrs. DeFries arrived home a week
ahead of schedule.
On Tuesday, Mrs. De Fries' car
was parked in from dt the Settle
myre home on W. King street The
brakes either gave way or loosed,
and the driver -lew car plunged
down the street ui.tH ?t found a rest
I Ing place against a friendly tele
1 phone pole. The damage Included e
broken water pump, damaged fen
jder, bent bumper and crecked axle.
1 Luckily, the car hit nothing else.
> There muat be some truth to the
, old saying that misfortune is a good,
" ' : ' ? !
CHURCH LOCAL PEOPLE HELPED BUILD ? Shown above is the Itayado
Prosbyterian church at Kobe. Japan, built jointly by funds provided from
the membership of tbe church and the Kings Mountain First Presbyterian
church. The local church contributed S4J)00 to the building fund and it
was matched by the Japanese members. The r.sw structure replace* the
church destroyed duTing the war.
End Heavy Drills
King* Mountairi high school's
football warriors took a holiday Fri.
day from the heavy drilfs of the
past three weeks and started look
ing forward to polishing up work
next week, in readiness for the o
pening game in Henderson vi lie next
Friday night at 8 p. m.
Pre school practice sessions began
for the grid candidates on August
15. After the first week of drills here
the team moved tti Brevard college
for a week of drills that included
scrimmage sessions with the Fay
exevyUp and Ltynberton high school
Warns. TOlMftnfeP of Vtlt#- "' have
been at City Stadium. \
%' . -y
Some 50 boys have reported for
practice at one lime or another, ac- '?
cording to an estimate by Coach
Everette Carlton, with many quit
ting the strenuous grind. Latest to
leave -the camp were Harold Rine
hardt, promising guard candidate,
and Jack Sims, another guard. Gene
Welch, another guard candidate,
was reportedly ordered by his phy
sician to give up the game.
New candidatos reporting this
week included Guy Fisher, huskey.
first year guard prospect, Douglas
Falls, backfield, and Bob Crawford,
blocking back returnee from the
1948 squad reserves.
Coaches Carlton and Don Parker
have been using a first string back
field consisting of Richard White!
at tailback, Delvln HuffsteWer at
fullback, Bryan Ware at blocking .
back, and Jim Cobb at "wingback. j
White saw action in most of last !
year's games, Huffstetler was the
1918 second string fulback who frac
tured a wrist early in the season, ,
and Ware a line reserve' who saw.
little action last year. Cobb is a new
player, Is fast, and is a promising,'
. -1 * v '-*? , )?*.. v . ; ? i
The first team line for practice I
sessions to date has included Bob
Jackson and Don Flowers at ends.
Jack Crouch and Charles Mauitty ai
tackles, Don CaShioh and Roger Mc- i
Daniel at guards and Curtis Wright
Charles Shytle and Gerald Valen
tine have been outstanding In de
fensive work to date for the second
stringers. Shytle has been working
at safety, is a tailback candidate.
Valentine, a tackle. Is a line smash
ing player who also gets his share
of tackles. Both are "Mrst-year men.
Other candidates at the positions
At end Johnny Kiser, Paul Mc
Ginnls, James Staggs, Raymond Go
forth, Jim Crawford.
At tackle ? Jack Moss.
AtA guard ? Jake Qord, Dicky
; McMakln, Robert Davis.
A* center ? Bob Htrllender.
In the backfteW ? Barry Short,
j (wing), James Downey (full), Dick
J ie Webb (tall), Fred Tate (block
ing), Don Bumgardner (full), Wal
ter Grlfin (full). Jack Rhea (wing.)
To Moot Wednesday
Regular September meeting of the
: city board of commissioners will be
held next Wednesday afternoon at
3:30 at Cky Hall.
tto special business was as yet
listed ob aril Agenda on Thursday,
other than the presentation of regu
!?r monthly reports and other rou
' tine business matters.
? . 4 \
Seven Cases Heard
In Court On Monday
Seven eases were heard in-regular
weekly session of Oity Recorder's
court held Monday afternoon at City
Hall, Judge W, Fatten Barney pre- .
Julias Propst, of Shelby, appealed
a driv-ing rdunk conviction to Cle
veland county Recorders court anil
?was piaced under S200 bond.
'Roy Kimbrell, charged with break
Ing and entering, was found guilty
and sentenced to serve four months
on the roadj.
Ben F. Rayfield, convicted on n
charge of assault on a female, was
taxed with costs and prayer for
?? -Helen Bell, eon vic#ed on a'charge
of larceny, was taxed wifh the co",ts
prayer for judgment continued.
Newell O. Thornburg, charged
with speeding and driving without
a driving license, was fined $25 and
Two defendants were convicted on
charges of public drunkenness.
Keeter's Horse Wins
Walking Horse Events
J. B. Keeter's horse, Wilson's Jun
ior Allen, placed high among the
winners of the Tennessee Walking
Horse National Celebration held at
Shelbyvitle, Tenn., last week.
With Toby Green riding, the horse
placet! ninth in a field of 30 horses
from all over the country, in the
Thursday and Friday night all-age
Mr. Keeter rode Wilson's Junior
Allen into the money in the ama
teur class-, winning 8th piace among
rho 25 horses.
Dr. W. L Mauney
Named To Office
Dr. W. L. Mauney, Kings Moun
tain chlropedist, w-as elected secre
tary-treasurer of the North Carolina
I Pedic association at the annual
meeting of the organization held in
High Point on Monday.
Dr. Mauney will be host to the
meeting of the association in 1350.
At the convention, scientific |ee
! tures were presented by Dr. Gaines
of Now York, Dr. Fred Ilsaacs of
j Durham, and Dr. Glenn Abernalhy
' of Winsfton-Salem.
On Sheriff 's Race
As Allen Resigns
( . Announcement Wednesday that
Haywood Allen had resigned a*
! chief deputy to Sheriff Hugh A. Lo
gan to accept a position with Lutz
j Yelton company of Shelby brought
immediate speculation among po
litical observers concerning next
' spring's primary election when
county Democrats will nominate
their candidate for sheriff.
Sheriff Logan is completing his
' first term in office and, though ma
king no official announcement,
doesn't mind admitting that hia
name will again he on the ballot.
The rumor mill has had Chief De
puty Alien, former member of the
Kings Mountain police department
and son of former Sheriff 1 M. Allen,
as a possible candidate for the top
office. Mr. Allen, himself, hju?
made no fviblic statements regard
ing the matter.
Many point our that Mr. Allen
would hardly run against his "boas*
for the past three years, but others
point out just as strongly that poli
tics is full of the unusual.
City (Commissioner Hal Ward, for
mer highway patrolman and now a
Kings Mountain business man. is
known to be interested in making
the race. He ran second 10 Sheriff
Logan in the l?16 primary in a five
man race and declined to cali for a
Deputy Allen's resignation be
comes effective October 1. Ht' will
tx- succeeded by Fred H. Grigg, na
tive o t Number U township and has
served. 11 years on the She: by po
? | v . " 1 * -?
Members of the King* Mountain
JLions club proved to be successful
broom salesmen last weekend, ac
cording to Incomplete reports from
the ?salesman received by Sam Weir,
. Gross sales totaled more than $800
Mr. Weir said, including saies of
brooms at $1.30, and sale of rubber
door mats at $2.25.
Proceeds from the broom-and-mat
sale go to aid the blind. Major por
tion of the money goes to, Guilford
rindustries for the Blind, an indus
try operated solely by blind per
sons, while a tn!"'?r f>onion is re?
tained' by the total club for w?e in
community blind work.
Among the leading saleirnon of
the club were Sam Stalling^. Uon
ven King and G. C. Kelly.
One Lion broom salesman r<?|x?rt
ed, "Selling the brooms was the eas
iest jofo I ever had. People were
most cooperative. Those who hadn't
heard the good purpose of the sale
were quick to buy when they found
out that the money would aid the
Mr. Weir urged that members who
haven't yet made their reports at
tend to the matter as quickly as pos
City Street Signs
Are Being Re-Painted
?Street signs (it the city are going^
to get a new coat of paint.
Already re-touched are the street
signs on King street, and the city
expects to continue the job until all
the street signs are plainly visibte
Kings Mountain Symphony Society
To Begin Fifth Membership Drive
J Vhe Kings Mountain Symphony
Society will begin its annual drive
(or memberships in the North Car
olina Symphony Society next week,
It was announced yesterday by Mrs.
* Paul Mauney, Chairman;
| Organization of the membership
i was underway this week, and Mrs.
| Mauney announced that B. 8. Neill
' would again serve as treasurer of i
i the campaign.
The forthcoming membership |
drive will be the fifth conducted In
Kings Mountain by the local unit
of the .organization, and has as its
prlnoipal purpose the bringing to
Kings Mountain of the North Car
olina Little Symphony for two con
certs, one s public concert for the
community, and the crther an after
noon concert for school children.
; The latter is free and this phase of
! \he symphony's activities has brou
ght commendation throughout th#
In explaining the advantages of
membership 4n the Symphony So
ciety, Mrs. Mauney said, "A Sym
phony Society member may attend
every concert sponsored by the So
ciety throughout the state. For th?
price <tf Just one concert, you may
hear every aduk program during
the entire season."
The record of the North Caroflrm
Symphony last season was also ci
ted by' Mrs. Mauney. During tfc?
fourth annual tour the Orchestn
traveled three times across the stat^
a total of 6200 miles, to play 30
concerts. This included 73 special
' concerts for children, an apearanc*
I before the General Assembly in
J leigh, and programs for the fishing
, communities of the Outer Banks at