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VOL. 60 NO. 37
Kings Mountain. N. Cm Friday. September 26. 1949
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KIWANIS FISH FRY
Members of the Kings Mountain
Kiwanis club were to hold a fish
fry at. the. Davidson Memorial
Scout Camp Thursday night at 6
o'olock. Scouts and Scout leaders
were *.o prepare the dinner.
GAMBLE IN HOSPITAL
The condition of John E. Gam
ble, who became ill Sunday night,
*nd who is receiving treatment at
Gaston Memorial hospital, was re
ported improving yesterday. Mr.
Gamble entered the Gaston hos
' jpjfal Monday morning. , ,j
Postmaster W. E. Blakely, un
?dergoing treatment at Memorial
hospital hi Charlotte, was report- j
ed improved Wednesday. It is ex- I
pected that Mr. Blakely will re
main at the hospital for. two more
Attending a confe-ence on Ju
nior Red Cross activities held at i
the American Legion building in !
Shelby last Friday were Mrs. John
MdGill, local chapter Junior Red
Cross chairman; Mrs. J. N. Gam
ble, Red Cross executive secretary
and Mrs. Ella Mae Haywood,
chairman of the colored division.
PUPILS HEAR BRENDALL
First of this year's chapel pro
grams at Central school was held
last Friday when the students
heard an address by Rev. J. H.
Brendall, pastor of Central Meth
odist church, on "Light, Intellec
tuality and Spirituality."
Members of St.* Matthew's Lu
nravlag picture produced by the
UnKed Lutheran church Sunday
morning at 9:45 in the Sunday
school auditorium. It was an
nounced by the pastor. Rev. W. H.
S tender. The film is entitled "Like j
a Mighty Army". It has been ap- ,
claimed, Mr. Stender said, as one i
of the most stirring and realistic j
dramas now on the .screen.
Regular monthly dinner meet
ing of directors of the Kings
Mountain Country Club will be
Jyeld Friday evening at 1 o'clock.
It was announced by George Hou
se?, secretary. Full attendance is
Miss Wanda Green, of Spruce
Pine, has Joined the local office
of the Employment Security Com
mission as interviewer, it was an
nounced this week by Mrs. Mary
B. Goforth, manager. Miss Green
began her duties here on Septem
WITH C. L T.
Ben M. Goforth, Jr., son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ben If. Goforth, Sr., has
accepted a position as adjuster
with Universal C. I. T. Finance
Corporation. Mr. Goforth, a navy
veteran, and graduate of Western
Carolina Teachers College, wUl
work from the Charlotte office of
A total of 9143&5 was collected
from parking meters last week ac
cording to a report from the office
of S. A. Crouse, city clerk. -
Two building permits were Is
sued on last Friday to D. M. Black
and one to C. IF. Stowe, Jr. Mr.
Black secured permits for con
structing at two ?***#*- Oeal
street, cost $200 each, and Mr.
Stowe secured permk for add itan
of a porch to dwwUing on North
Piedmont avenue, cost J&00.
On Legion Bnilding
White Cane Sale
Members of .the local Lions Club
WH1 actively, participate next week
In the annual state-wide White Caoe
sfle and membership enrollment
campaign of the North Carolina
Stale Association for the Blind in
its effort to raise ?23.000.00 to . aid
the blind and to prevent unneces
sary blindness. Warren Reynolds,
l chairman of the- club's White Cane
Sale committee, announced here
One-third of the proceeds derived
from the sale of White Cane but
tons, he said, will be retained by
the club lor its local work for the
blind, the remainder being sent to
the State Association to aid blind in
| those areas of the state where there
?tar no organized work on behalf of
the blind. During the period from
September 19 to September 24, the
local , Lions Crub will Join hands
with the 187 other Lions Clubs of
North Carolina to assist the Assocla.
Uon in its annual drive for funds.
These 8,500 Lions will raise funds to
pay for eye examinations, opera
tions, hospitalization and glasses for
needy persons. Work among school
children to prevent blindness will
be expanded, and to those who are
already blind, the Association plans
a program involving vocational
guidance, training, and placement
in employment. Books, training sup
plies, and equipment will be pur- j
chased. Since 1934, the Association
has been active in work for the1
blind, co operating with Lions Clubs
of the state to promote legislation
on behalf of the blind,, making a- 1
vailable appliances in special types
of employment ior the -blind, pro
viding the blind with much needed
recreation and working in every way
possible to improve the general Wei
fare of the blind.
Much support is being given the
Association's enrollment campaign
to secure memberships into the As- 1
sociatiaa. The local club is <? ?^n? ,
annual memberships Into the Asso- i
elation for an annual tee of $1.00 or
more per membership. Also, an ef
fort is being made to -renew all old
memberships. Within the club Itself i
memberships will be sought for an i
annual fee of $1.00 or more per
White Cane buttons are on sale
this week for contributions of ten
cents and up. Lions and Lionesses as
campaign workers will accompany
their drive for funtU with informa- 1
tlon on the work which is being
done and will explain fully the sym- j
tools of the White Cane bearing a red ?
tip. This cane is. to signify that the
person carrying the cane is blind,!
and It is a warning to the motorists
when approaching a person with
(Cont'd on page eight)
George L. Frazier
George L. JVazier, husband of Mrs.
Katie FaH* Frazier, died at 1:30
Thursdaymo rntng at his home In
StatesvHle, friends learned here
early Thursday morning.
? Mr. Frazier died sudenly, having
toeeit in only an hour. Funeral ser
vices are to be held FVida;, .nornlng
at 1/1 o'clock at the home In States
Mrs. Frazier is a former well
known citizen of Kings Mountain.
She was the wife of the late Dr. O.
NOTED MINISTER ? Dr. C. Darby
Fulton, executive secretary of For
eign Missions of the Presbyterian
church in the United States, will de
liver a series of sermons beginning
! Sunday at First Presbyterian chur
ch- The services continue for a week
through September 25.
To Begin Sunday
A week of special services will be
gin Sunday at First Presbyterian
church with 'Dr. C. Darby Fulton,
prominent Presbyterian missionary
and 'Foreign Missions administrator,
j to deliver the sermons.
The services will continue through
Sunday, September ^5. <
Dr. Fulton, bofrn in Kobe, Japan,
the son of two Presbyterian mis
sionaries to Japan, has been work
ing in the mission field almost all
his adult life. His work has carried i
him to Japan, from 1917 to 1925, to !
Mexico, to South America and Afri
Returning to America fn 1925, Dr.
Fulton 'became secretary of the Ex
ecutive Committee of foreign Mis
sions of the Presbyterian church.
He later became field se<Jretary and
since 1932 has served as executive j
secretary. He visited the Mexico j
mission in 1939 and 1946 and tour- ;
ed Africa and Brazil in 1946.
In 1947, he visited the Orient.
"I wish to extend a cordial wel- !
come to the community -to hear Dr. j
Fulton," Rev. P. D. Patrick, pastor of
the church said. "He is one of the
outstanding men of the nation in
the foreign mission field, and we
feel most fortunate in having him
come 'c Kings Mountain." I
Now Totals $100
B. S. NeHl, treasurer of the Kings i
Mountain Symphony Society, re- j
ported Thursday morning that a >
5100 had been received in member
ships for the coming year.
The local society has a goal of
$750 in memberships from Kings
, Mountain, amount necessary to
bring the Little Symphony here for
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Mrs. Paul Mauney, chairman, said
the membership committee had not
as yet begun work, and she urged
all citizens who received statements
for memberships to mall checks to
"This will save time and trou
ble for the mermber and the com
mittee," Mrs. Mauney said.
Goal 01400 Set As Legion Gets
Annual Member tore Underway
OtU D. Green Poet 155, American
Legion, is launching its annual
membership drive this week, with
the goal set at a minimum of 400
member*, John W. Gladden, mem
bership chairman announced this
Some OB veterans have already en
rolled for the coming year, Mr. Glad
Veterans eligible for American
Legion membership Include any
service veteran serving between
April 1, 1917, and November 11,
1918, and between December 7,
1941, and September 2, 1945. All
dates are inclusive
' "The Legion needs men, and the
men need the Legion," Mr. Glad
den elated. "OtU ?. Green Poet ex
tends a cordial invitation to all eli
gible veterans to enroH. Each veter
an in the Legion serves to etrengh
en the Legion program thereby
to aid himself."
Others aiding Mr. Gladden in the
membership campaign include
Commander Paul Mauney, ' Hubert
AderhoMt, Ollle Harris. George Hull
Marion rails, Jr., J. S. Ware, James
Cox, and David I. Delevie.
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J Show Prize List
; Entry blanks for the sixth annual
; Kings Mountain horse show, spon
! sored jointly this year by the Kings
: Mountain Kiwanis club and the
[Kings Mountain Lions club, were
mailed to exhibitors this Week an
1 nouncing a prize list including over
i $1,500 in cash, ribbons and trophies,
i The event is booked for October 5.
The show was sponsored last year
j by the Lions club and was held on
' Labor Day.
j The event will include afternoon
; and night shows and a total of 23
I classes was listed in the prize list.
The show will feature walking
horses, fine harness horses, roadster
horses, three and five-gaited horses j
Prize list listed a total of $1,104 in j
cash awards, nine trophies and a !
i large number of ritrbons.
The event will toe held In City Sta- J
I dium and is expected to attract a i
large number of exhibitors, includ- :
j ing some of the south's finest horses ;
and riders. The afternoon program ;
will begin at 1 p. m. and the night j
performance at 7:30 p. m.
tJimmy Harris, of the Lions club,'
was elected chairman, and W. G. |
Grantham, of the Kiwanis club, was :
named co-chairman of the joint
i committee in charge of the show at i
| a meeting held August 2.
Beth-Ware Fail ;
The Beth-Ware Community Fair, !
opened /or Us second annual show- :
ing Thursday afternoon.
The three-day fair is being held
at the Beth-Wane school grounds,
featuring numerous agricultural
and livestock exhibits, a midway,
rides and concessions.
*" jLlaim machinery
scheduled for 2 o'clock, will feature j
Friday's fair program.
Myers Hambright, fair director,!
reported much interest in the fair, '
a lively competition to r prizes in :
the various divisions, and estimated j
that attendance at the fair would be i
increased over last year.
The fair continues through Satur
day night. There isjio entrance ad
An extension course for teachers
who need credit toward graduation
or for renewal of certificates will be
conducted at Shelby junior high
school by the extension division of
the University of 'North Carolina this
Announcement that the course
will be taught was made Monday
night at the Schoolmasters club
meeting in Shelby -by Or. W. J. Mc
l&ee of Chapel Hill who will teach
The course, whicfy will be of a
practical nature consisting of prob
?lenVto "be brought up by the teach -
(Cont'd on page eight)
| In Light Session
Four cases were hoard in regular
weekly session of City Recorders
court held Monday afternoon in the
courtroom at City Hall, Judge W,
?Faison Barnes presiding.
Two defenadnta were convicted
on charges of public drunkenness.
David Joe Houser, charged with
driving Without a drivers license,
was fined $25 and costs, the mini
mum state fine.
'John Dawklns, charged with driv
i ing drunk (a second offense) and
, without a drivers license, was fined
| $225 and costs.
Evans Is Engineer,
Not City Manager
Mayor I. S. Hvrndoa mod* ?
(tatnarat Thursday calling atten
tion to tho fact that J. S. Evans. ^
Is mit1b? ths etty rs its <
and not as a stty si
Mcvr? Imdts s?ML "that
! Burlington Residents
| Fight Water Tap Fee
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OPTOMETRIST ? Dr. Nathan K. '
Reed, o( Granite Falls U announcing !
this week the opening of officii here J
for i^he practice of optometry.
Reed To Practice
<Dr. Nathan H. Reed is opening an
office here this week for the practice
of optometry. I
Or. Reed.son of Mr. and Mrs. W.
3. Reed of Granite Falls, has rented;
offices in the Professional building
over the Home Building & Loan ,
Since graduating last May 27 (
from the Northern Illinois College
of Optometry at Chicago. Dr. Reed
has been associated with Dr. Ben
B. Boss, prominent young Hickory
Dr. Reed was an active member of .
the 'Phi Pheta Upsilon International
Optometric fraternity at the Chlca-j
go school for two yearn, and he serv. I
ed as president of the North Carolina
club, which included students from
(North Carolina. i
Prior to entering the college of
optometry. Dr. Reed attended Louis- J
tourg college at LouLsburg, N. C. Hej
served for three years in the army, ?
two of them overseas with the First, |
Third, and Ninth armies. ? I
Dr. Reed is 27 years old, unmarri- 1
ed and a Baptist. He is living at the
home of Mrs. Fred Finger.
36 Pints Blood
Kings Mountain citizens fell short
on the third trip of the Red Cross
Bloodmobile donating only 36 pllnts
of blood at the Woman's club on
Previously Kings Mountain cltl- '
zens had donated 73 pints, on Nov
ember 5, 1948, and 83 pints, on May
3rd, -to the Charlotte regional bank
in cooperation with the Bed Cross
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Chairman Harold Hunnicutt made !
an announcement last Friday
thanking all persons who aided the
program on September 8, especially
the donors and the volunteer work
ers wrto assisted the bloodmobile
Next trip of the biootimobile here
is scheduled for some time in Janu- j
ary, Chairman Hunnicutt said, sta
ting that the unit is now in a posi
tion to make three trips here during
(Cont'd on page eight)
To Open Tuesday
The annual Cleveland County Fair, !
outstanding county Hair of the !
South, is all set to open for its an
nual five-day run next Tuesday.
(Dr. 4 .S. Dorton, manager of the
fair, said everything is in readiness
for the "best fair ever."
In addition to the James S. Strates
rides and shows, the teir will fea
ture nightly performances toy the
George Hamid performers, and
horse racing la scheduled for Tues
day, Thursday and Friday. On
Wednesday afternoon Jack Kock
ir *?;?? Hell Drivers will flirt with
death In their driving stunts, and
auto toeing Is scheduled for Septem
Cleveland county school day will
be observed Tuesday, with all pu
pils iv. county school# Admitted free
wMIe school day for Shetey and
Kings Mountain children will be
At Board Meet
A large delegation of citizens of
the Burlington Mills community ap
pea red before the city board of com
missioners Wednesday afternoon to
protest the paying of a 525 water
Those appearing were among
those who currently do not have
water meters and who had been ad
vised by the city that they will be
liable for the $25 fee as meters are
installed. The city had, in turn, of
fered the residents of this commu
nity a time payment plan of $2.25
per month, in event they did not
wish to pay the $25 fee ait one time.
Olland Pearson spoke for the del
'He contended that the residents
of this community, when purchasing
the houses from Burlington Mills
some 18 months ago, were not ad
vised of the $25 fee and that he,
for one, had no intention of paying
for it. i
Water service and payment has
been a continuing problem of the
city for several months. Under the
present arrangement the city char
ges residents of the area who do not
have meters the flat rate of one
dollar monthly for water. This flat
rate was recently dropped from
$1.40," the latter rate having -been
widely protested by the citizens of
the area. I? was an election issue in
the May voting.
City Engineer Joe Evan9 explain
ed. to the group that, on the basis
of consumption as shown by a me
ter on the entrance line to the vil
lage, the residents used an average
of $2.50 worth of water monthly and
sometimes more. He pointed out
that the city* would have to spend
$40 per house in installing meters,
and added that it is not fair to
charge some residents who have me
ter* for the amount used and to
charge others without meters the
minimum flat rate.
Mr Pearson then contended that
residents of the Cora community,
after purchasing houses froan the
former owners of the Cora mill, had
had meters installed and had paid
no tap fee. .
This contention brought agree
ment among the board to table the
(Cont'd on page eight)
Lions To Hear
Joseph Graham, ninth division
highway commissioner, will address
members of the 'Kings Mountain
Lions club at- the regular meeting
of the organization on September
27th, it was announced this week by
Hilton ?tfth, club program chair
ft will be the first public speak
ing engagement in Kings Mounain
for Commissioner Graham since
prior to the successful road bond,
election. Mr. Graham spoke at a ral
ly at Beth-Ware school.
It is thought possible that Mr.
Graham may announce a beginning
schedule on rural road building in
the county, though he has not an
nounced his subject.
Also expected to attend the meet
ing at which Mr. Graham will speak
are Lewis B. Peck, division engineer,
of Shelby, Wayne L. Ware and Tom
Cornwel-l, members of a rural road*
advisory commission, and members
of the city board of commissioners.
Mr. Graham lives at Iron Station
in Lincoln county. He was appoint
ed to the highway commission by
Governor Scott last spring and suc
ceeded Max Watson, of 'Forest City*
as division commissioner.
Board Will Confer
With Highway Head
Members of the city board of
commissi oars will confer with
Highway Commissioner Joseph
Graham the afternoon of Septem
ber 17, concerning possible in -city
Mayor J. I. Berndon had writ*
tea Commissioner Graham that
the beard would like to meet wt to
him to disease possible aM and
, policy. and he told the board Wed
needaT tbat Mr. Graham said ha
would meet with them eat Sep
tember V. pries to a* erentn*
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