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VOL. 60 NO. 43
Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday. October 28. 1949
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Warren Reynolds left last Thurs
day for Winston-Salem, where he
?ntered the hospital for treatment
" KIWAN1S MEETING
Members of the Kihgs Mountain
Ktwanis club wer*to hear an ad
dress by Dr. v Benjamin Swalln,
conductor of the North Carolina
Symphony Orchestra, at teh regu
lar meeting of the organization
at the Woman's Club Thursday
night ?t 6:45.
. BUILDING PERMITS
Building permit was issued Hal
D. Ward on October 19 for c&n
struotion of a shed at residence on
West Mountain street, estimated
cost $50, according to records on
file at City Hall.
IN GLEE CLUB
MARS 8aJ? Miss Jean Mc
Claln, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
li C. McClain 307 King street,
Kings Mountain, N. C., has been
selected as a member of the Mars
Hilf College glee club ? for the
school year 1949-50. The glee club, J
under the direction of Miss Eliz
abeth Souther, is composed of 124
students. In addition to perform
ing numerous times on the col- j
lege campus, -the Mars Hill Col- >
lege glee club will appear in con- |
certs at various places through- I
out the year.'
: > '
Ten cases were heard by Recorder
Court Judge W. Faison Barnes in
regular weekly session at Cky Hall
Monday afternoon, wWi 8 defend
ants drawing fines upon convict
ion on charges <rf public drunken
ness. ? .. .J
One case, against James C. Gam
ble, who was charged with "defec
tive brakes," resulted in a not guil
ty verdict for the defendant.
In the other cat*' heard Junior
Canoll. local colored man, also
knxwn aa Junior Leech, was given a
behavior and oredred not to vtoiate
?1s6?i*tale ST #lx
<he previous night. Wb*n+J<*ed up
?he car had been damaged to h.
?xtem of about $150 damage, police
said. Boscoe Lewis, of Gasttonia, was
driving the auto *t the time and he
?ated that the police officer in
Mecklenburg county who had ar
retted Oarroll had released the car
to him. Officers J. D. Andrews and
S.-S,mvtdeon made tfttuiwt Man*.
The case here against Carroll had
been pending since August.
Directors of the Home Building It
Loan Association this week elected
B. S. Peeler and B. D. Ratterree as
director*, co succeed the late J. B.
Thomasson and Z. t. C ran ford.
- The newly elected directors will
setve until the next annual Wing
at the Association to i>e hekl in 1950.
^Mr^Peeter is an o^^lmer
l ? v"
mW K ItaTWn. *f\
* Also at the taaetlacb the directors
named G. Ji. Bridges as fkst vice
UlUllH to fill the office held by
filling the vacancy elected by the
death of Mr. Cranford.
- OHmm 'laffHylWe Or. I. jfe Alt*
' r.<>ny , pr. |lgilg|> bM/ B IbttSI
rectors, in addkiea to the officers
and new directors, ate 1. G. Patter -
son, L. t. Alajittdet, and Jahn
Bids Are Advertised
For Local Hospital
Invited To Bid
On Local Plant !
.The Cleveland County Board of
Hospital Trustees advertised this
week for bids for conki-uction of ?a j
general, hospital At 'Kings Mountain, j
! The advertisement has appeared
in the Charlotte Observer, the Shel
by Dally Star and appears on page
two of today's edition of the Herald.
According to the formal adver
tisement, the board of trustees will
accept separate bids for the gener
al contract, .the electrical contract,
the plumbing contract and for the
heating and ventilating contract. j
Deadline for filing the bids is
Tuesday, November 18, at 2 p. m. at
the Shelby hospital.
Complete plans and specif ica-'
tions are available for inspection at
the Shelby hospital, or at the office
of Walter . W. Hook, Charlotte archi
tect. Copies may -be obtained provl- J
ded deposits are made.
The plans call for construction
of a 24- bed hospital here on a site i
near the Kings. Mountain Country,)
Club and Black mer & Company pur
chased by the trustees for the pur
pose several months ago.
According to the advertisement
for bids, the trustees reserve the
right to reject any or all bids and
to Waive informalities.
The advertisement for bids fol- '
lows by something more than four!
years >the action of citizens of the
county in voting a $400,000 bond is- ,
sue for additions to tlj^e Shelby hop- j
pita I and construction of a hospital:
body *hich handles hospital mat
ters, ftftVe seen construction oosts
mount to new heights. During that
period, however, the state has em
barked on a medical care program
which includes aid to local govern
mental units in building hospitals
and clinics,, ahd .the locai hospital is
to be buiVt with both state- an* fed
eral aid. ';j, ^ .;
Members of the Kings Mountain
(Junior Chamber of Coromeeo* will
hear a program of music toy Veka
listers, Latvian concert ptynift,
now of Shelby, at the meeting of :
the orfanlzatlon at the Woman's
Club Tuesday night. The program
wi arranged by F. R. MoCuxdy .
NEW PASTOR ? Rev. Cloy Childr
ess, abort, is the new pastor of Park
Grace Church of the Nasarone, suc
ceeding Rev. Paul Home. He an
noynced this week a two-week spe
cial sermon series by Rev. Elgin
Do by. of Thomasville. beginning at
his church on Sunday*
Services To Begin
ReV.uElgln Doby, of Thomasrville,
will pteach a two-weeks series of
sermons at Park Grace Church of
the Nazarene beginning Sunday
morning 11 o'clock, it was an
nounced this week toy the pastor,
Rev. Clay Childress.
Following the opening service
Sunday, services will be conducted
ait ?he chureh each evening at 7,
.."We feel quite fortunate in being
able to bring Rev. Mr. Doby to Kings
Mountain,'-' Mr. Childress said, "and ?
We extend an lnvkatWm to the com
munfty.'id join vrtth as tn the spe* '
cial two- weeks series of services. ,r
Names Of Gold Star
Mothers Are Sought
Officials of the Kings Mountain
American Legion Post are still seek
ing the, names and addresses of a
number of Gold Star mothers of the
Kings Mountain area, it was an
The posts of Kings Mountain and
Shelby are collaborating in s huge
Armistice Day celebration at which
mothers ef men who lost their lives
in World War I and II will be hon
Service Of Jacob MaunePjobrary
Triples In Peri9d Of iwlvs
Ispm V ; ? v . ' -t'. ; v * v >J :. *1 ? : ^ v P \ > -i. " X '
Than more and more King* Moun
tain citizens aw using and enjoying
their beautiful Jacob 8. Mauney
! Memorial Library is attested by the
increase in the circulation of books
from 5*4 in November, 1947, the
month the building was opened, to
1697 to August, 1949.
WRh the exception ot the Christ
mas season, the months of the polio
quarantine, and the Opening ol
schools which brings to the children
Che use of the school libraries, the
increase han been steady. Each
year the thflee summer months have
had the largest circulation etf the
twelve, indicating (that the children
I of the community ere using tthelr li
brary privilege more then the
adults. Records show they have read
more than twice as many books as
the grown-ups. > / -
equally gratifying is the increase
in the number of volumes, ? grow
th made possible fey the ?l*s of lo
cal citizens and business firms. The
f- 1 lowing *h/>w pr.?Kr^
ward the goal of supplying *de l
quate Will If martial for cHy: !
WiitftMbei 5, lXfr,440fvo]umes on
Added in 1MB. 850 Molurtwe.
Ad4ed in IMS, 1348 volume,
3498 volume* on record Oct. 1818.
In addition to these there are on
the sheiV0S 100 used donated hooka
_ MoetftalU , Hera ki and
editfc^ m ?JUc.^ew YoS
mi the newspaper racks
anw twentwy -three magazines ate
j in the tending room. A patron may
borrow the Times a week or more
|a4t?r publication, or he may bor
row any if the magazines after the
next issue >ss been received.
I Although %he book collection if
?till week Hi information books, any
patron can secure without coat in
two or three days any material he
needs by asking the librarian to
order it for him from the State li
brary Commission. ' : * . v
Among the 405 books receiced
since August, 1949, are all types of
children's ?books, mystery, detective,
adventure, and love stories and 4
number of more sertsii s books. The
following are a few off the titles:
Arrow, Hunter's Horn; BsrUch,
New Ways in DtocipHne; Cole, Arts
in the classroom; Davis, General
ViseAhower; Everson, Story of Tele
vision; Gardner, The D. aJMMH
An Egg; Gunther, Behind The Cur
tain; Hemmingway, Men Without
Women; Hill, Morning la For Joy;
Huggins, The Red Chair Waits;
Keyes, Dinner at Airtoinatv Mar
qusrd. Point of Wo Return; Mang
ham, Catalina; Morley, The Man
Who Made Friends Wkh Himself;
O'Oasey, Irishfallen Fare Thee Well;
Buttedge, The Angel Standing; Seh
walbach, Funtlme Crafts; Stanley,
The Bock Cried Out; Street, Tofnor
raw We Reap; Tatoer, Especially F*
Cher ; Taylor, Come Clean, ffy
WeJraan, The ChMr: WUHBtt*
cyclopedia of WK, Humor, j?nd Wla
dom; Wolfe, took Homeward, An
gal; Yarly, Pride's Castle.
drive forf ****** which co pu*
Sale of memberships in the Shel
by Community Concert association
began this week, with some 100 vol
unteer worker? throughout the coun
ty conducting the sale.
The association, beginning its sec
ond season, expects to offer a max
imum of three concerts featuring
some of the nation's top musical en
Kings Mountain citizens may ob- 1
tain memberships, at $6.00 for
adults and 53.00 for students, from
Mrs. Paul Mauney, Miss Luia Mae
Teague, Miss Bonnie Mcintosh, or
Mrs. George Houser.
A banquet for officers, directors
and campaign workers at the Char- '
les Hotel on Monday night officially
launched the drive and a special
program is being arranged fox this
An indication of the excellent sup
port and enthusiasm of Cleveland
County for good music was the al
most capacity attendance at the
three community concerts during
the past season. 'Judging from ad
vance reports, concert officials feel
this season's campaign will be a
sell-out, with every seat in the Shel
by High School auditorium being
The Community Concert plan,
which is also known as the "Orga
nized Audience Plan" is now opera
ting successfully in more than 1100
towns and cities throughout the
country. Through these facilities
some of the smallest and even iso
lated communities are able to pre
sent world-famous artists to -their
citizens. Under (this plan no one is
subject to any financial risk since
the attractions to be presented are
not chsaen until -the close of the
campaign, at Which time the exact
amount of funds realized for that
purpose are known.
"The Revelers," nationally known
ma 1? quarts*, heads the-s?*ie* this
year with other concert attractions
announced at the close of hhe cam
Fish Fry Monday
Kings Mountain Sportsman's
Wildlife Club is scheduled to hold
a fish fry at Lake Montonta Mon
day night a* which time officers for
the coming year will be elected ac
cording to announcemeiit by Harry
Page, president. j
The supper la set to begin at ?*
Scout Loaders Laney Dettmar and
C. C (Shorty) Edens, who cooked up
ft mess off fsh at a supper at Carl
Davidson Boy Scout Camp recently
for the KlwanW club, wtll have
charge of feeding the group. Pres
ident Page said.
r. i- dominating committee report will
?pieced Che annual election, he said.
Members of the committee include
Cofnan FaUvBill Osborne and C. D.
U. D. Bridges is vice-president of
the olwb and C. T. Carpenter, 'Jr., sec.
retary-treasuier. Directors include
Mr. Palls, Hunter R. IfeUMr, and T.
C. McKee. The election will <be held
to fill the one retiring directorship
and the three offices of the dob.
- The local club was intrumental '
in aiding the North Carolina Wild
life Federation, ofw trtch * is ?seo
ciated, in seDrir.g up the Wildlife
(Cont'd on back page)
Annual Woman9 s Club
Floral Fair Is Friday
After Yule Opening
W^C^U~T^ not suspend
- , U? "lt#r th? Christmas
opening, according to o poll of
M.rchgnu association, it was an
Kssvas? 61 w- Fai-n
The Kings Mountain Christmas
22SK ,M "?*?**? 17. and
^r^raUaltt- ?? now <*
worn making arrangements for
chants would begin full six-day- |
NoVSl5^duU- th? W^k 0' J
To Give Operetta
KilS* *ram*?? depart hrvent of
Kings Mountain high school will
"wi?frtRZ"W0Sh0VTings neXt week
r>fT\\e ?PfJetta> under the direction
Mary 861,6 Toa8ue, high
school dramatics instructor will hp
31 ^ ^P*0'3' Performance
tor students on Wednesday after
noon. November 2, at 3 o'clock, and
a showing for the public on Thurs
day evening. November 3, at 8
Emission for the student show
mg will be 15 cents, while admis
?EJ5 adul* **? high school
th* ni*ht Performance
win be 3o cents..
Mias Bonnie Mcintosh, music in
structor, will direct music by the
f,ee. "r1"1* J?r the performance and I
'C? "IfMchool dramatics class will
make up the stagecrew. I
The operetta portrays gypsy life
as intermingled with stately people.
k S- V*I*ntin?. * wealthy j
??,uP'e' have a daughter, Rose, who
when * baby was taken by gypsies
Gv<L acel wlTh a ?yp?y baby.
Gyp?ies make their campground
$?? #ach year, and
2?* w,th Jo*' a hand
^man Sufloid, a
aPn 01 Mm.
StaffoM, falls in lov* with Rose
Valentijte (actually Rose Malena,
The cast includes:
Mrs. ?*** Valentine ? Clariase
Lutjwr VaJentine ? Willati Up
Norartn Stafford?Bill Alien.
Brenda Stafford ? Betty Cash.
<*>?*? Malana ? Jeannene Hall
Ifcee Maieoa Betty falls.
Joe ? Richard White.
Theode*. WiHingham ? Harold
Lenott Hastings ? Ruth Dettmar.
<^*9*11 -r Pototte Smith.
Keene ? Bobby Crawford.
ClarabeUe ? Evelyn Cline.
trnogene ? Joann ftritt.
Zelana ? JCkty Fall*.
Florett* ?? Shirley Arthur.
Valentine ? Jean Cash.
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WOOTOr DV RAXJBICH
Wooten, highway pa
?rolmM la in Raleigh thUs week
attending the Patrol School.
For Floral Event
Everything was pronounced in
readiness yesterday for Kings
Mountain's annual Woman's Club
Competition for the more than 100
prizes in the various divisions ? in
cluding floral displays, candy-mak
ing, baking, etc ? was expected <to be
unusually keen, and floral fair di
rectors were also anticipating record
breaking crowds for the event.
As has been the custom in the
past, dinner will be served at the
Woman's Club 'both at noon and in
the evening. The dining room will
open at 11:30 a. m. for the noon
meal, and it will remain open until
2 o'clock. It will open at 5:30 for the
evening meal and is to remain open
Turkey dinner will be served for
$1.25,, with a special children's plate
available at 75 cents. It was al9o
announced that a chicken salad
plate will be served.
Out-of-town Judges will choose
the winning entries in the various
Mrs. H. C. Mayes, chairman of thw
flower division, said yesterday that
she anticipated an unusually large
display of fall flowers from the
citiy's gardens. ? ?
Chairman of the evCnt is Mrs. E.
W. Griffin with Mrs. M. A. Ware co
Mercnants have supplied an im
posing prize list, and the Woman's
Club, sponsor, ot the event, expects
the Fair to be "bigger and better
The Floral Fair annually attracts
not onfy many Kings Mountain peo ?
P i?t but in*t*y citizens
A3 wellv '
"Pieces For PMCt"
Being Swght Her*
Kings Mountain church women
are being urgad this week com
plete packaging "Pieces for Peace",
for collection on World Community
Day Noimber 4.
The "Pieces for Peace" drive, spon
sored throughout the nation ?by tho
United Council of Church Women,
is under sponsorship locally by mis
sionary societies of the churches.
In the campaign, fabrics are
sought for shtpmasi to needy peo
ples overseas, though good gar -
ments are not being excluded from
Particularly desired are cotton,
woolen, and print yard goods.
The fabrics should be packed in a
cardboard oo retainer 15 x 24 Inches
(to fit the balers which pack the
material for overseas shipment) and
wrapped in a yard and a half' of
blue denim. Also desired are eew
ing tools, such as needles, thread,
A total of *145.14 was collected
from parking meters Wedesday.,
according to a report from the of ?
ftce of City Clerk S. A. Crouae.
Money is collected from the me
ters each Wednesday afternoon
1 and $145.56 wa^r collected the pre
vious week. Majority of the week
ly collection goes toward pay
ment of the meters.
Spooks And Goblins To Convene
flit Schools For Hallowe'en Antics
Monday rrigfct is Hallowe'en, the
\M\gtx. ch? vetches, spooks, and gob
lint prowl ...
1 In Kings Mountain, special Hal
lowe'en programs have been plan
ned at minority of the schools, with
cartriveta scheduled at fisat and
We* schools and with the Student
Participation Organization at the
high school presenting a costume
square dance at the high school
At the aquare dance, prises will
go to the Ctwee participants ehMri
rtng moat uiuiaual ooatumea. Hie
dance begins at 0 o'clock.
Seat school Faiem - TVacher as
eochition 4s sponsoring a Hallowe'en
carnival, beginning at 6:30. A full
evpfdag's entertainment is planned,
With proceeds from patrons to he
toed Jot the purchase of playground
equipment for school.
The Weat scnool Hallowe'en Carn
ival begins at 6 o'clock. The follow
ing schedule of events has been an
nounced by the West School Parent
Teacher association :
6:00 Supper in the cafeteria (ham
burgers, hot dogs, slaw, cake, cof
fee and other drinks).
7:00 Entertainment in auditorium
by Jack and Jill Kindergarten.
7:15 Judging of costumes and
crowning of Carnival. King and
7:35 Cake Auction, Mud Poston,
8:00 Oake Walk (tickets five
8:90 Hallowe'en dance group per
The rooms are to he opened at 6
o'clock to feature flatting pomla.
grab bags and otfwr Hallowe'en,
stunts, and candy and cooicles wil*
be on sale at a special booth. ,