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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, November 18, 1949, Image 1

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%? Santa Claus Visit Ushers In 1949 Christmas Season Here POPULATION City Limits (1940 Census) 8.574 Immediate Trading Ana 15,000 (1945 Ration Board Figures) VOL. 60 NO. 46 Pages Today Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday, November 18. 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Suavely Will Speak At Lions Grid Party Local News Bulletins M' ' fclOllp MEETING - Regular meeting of the Kings i Mountain Lions Club will be held I Tuesday night at the Woman's ? Club at 7 o'clock. No special pro l gr?m has. been argpged, it was, | ' i announced, with t?fc timeto ? fce used to complete arrangements '? tor the annual Lions club foot ?ball banquet. - . - " ' . ? , SIDEWALK WORK Work on the Cansler street side walk has .been virtually complet ? ?d, it was announced this week by City Engineer V. S. Evans. Some gravel is yet to be poured, but the main work is done, Mr. Evans said. THURSDAY FIRE Firemen were called out about noon Thursday to Southeran Rail way depot where a car loaded with cotton bad caught fire.. Re ports have been heard indicating that only two bales were saved as .firemen battled the blaze for 45 minutes. BIDS SOUGHT The City of Kings Mountain Is : formally advertising for bids on a new police radio unit 1n this < -week^s edition of the Herald. The tooarB of commissioners authorU ? -ed advertising for bids at its No vember 9th meeting. Deadline for. ? filing of bids is noon, November : 30, at the office of City Clerk S. A. C rouse. Book Fund Now Totals $689 Additional contributions to the Sacob S. Mauney Library Book Fund totaling $332 were announced this week by B. S. Neil], member of the library committee. Additional contributions reported raise the total in the annu^jmgir for funds to purchase books for tfte library to $689. The committee seeks a total oM2,000, which, it points Mb ?Aould make <pofslble the purchase 40 f approximately 1,000 new books. Donations reported this we&'W ?Mrdo^fr" . 'Til A # r Stores SI ? i 00 <Jeorge Hord 2J00 B N. Barnes 1040; Silas Freelove Black 200 arrts Funeral Home * '"540 Bennett Brick A Tile 1*40 I.G. Patterson 20.00 L. A. Riser 1040 Parte Yarn MH!? 25XJ0 'Community Imw "mertt A Supply Go.;' 3.00 J C. Caveny ' 10.00 J. H. Thomson 1 0M Elmer Lumber Company 25.00 King* Mountain Cotton Oil Co. 540 Plonk .Brothers 10.00 W. G. Grantham, Victory Chevrolet 10.00 Warren Reynolds <g&Vv''540 Silver Villa 1540 8. T. Wright 240 W. M. Gai^tt *5 00 Yarbro Grocery 140 Amos A Sons 340 Weavers Dry Cleaners 2.00 Allen's Flowers 5,00 MoCarters Grocery ' 540 8. A T. Grocery 5.00 w??khim-v^ - '"?THTOMr ' ?40 ' Dixie Theatre Aloy Theatre , .1000 Herald JNfWisMng Hot V 1040 Belle's Department Store 2540 Crawford's Market mr and Grocery Ptilfer Hardware 240 Approximately 140 members of Central ll?thodl<t Chun*. with their pastor, Rev 57*. Brendan, visited the Mot hod Lit Home For Th?* A?ert in Charlotte Sunday aftemc Bev. J. H. Brendal! conducted the Vesper BONfifL Mitog Us talk on! !'A 3ong In The *lgfctH Ae Coach IIU mm To Be Feature i Of JUmnal Event f 'V'r . _____ Coach Carl Snavely, . of. tho North Carolina Tar Heels, is expected to speak at the annual Football ban quet of the Kings Mountain Lions club, according to announcement this week by Hthon Ruth. . Mr. Rqth said the*N?rth Carolina coach had IndlcetM^ie teouM ac cept the engagement for either De cember IS or 16, and the club ex pects to hold the banquet on the night at the 16th at the high school cafeteria, Mr. Ruth said. The Football banquet, honoring ' '~w ?hofti football team, Is one or tnc ? .. club year and it is the pone? ? club to bring a bis name coach here for the banquet. Last year, Peahead Walker, Wake Forest coach, did the honors at the banquet, and in pre vious years the club has heard Beattie Feathers, of N. C. State, Rex Enright, of Sbuth Carolina, and oth er prominent coaches. The -banquet will be held at. the high school cafeteria and Mr. (Ruth said it was hoped arrangements could be worked out to accommo date 290 persons. 'Further details are .to be announ ced later. Coach Snavely took his North Car. olina teams of 1648 and 1946 to the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans. H* for merly coached at Cornell and luck-. ? lajvw - ? www To Be Tkanday The jet- model- poweted air show, sponsored by the Kings Mountain Junior Chamber of Commerce, to be heM on Thanksgiving Day, Novem ber 34, at City Stadtum Is expected to attract *on?e ot the best petftmers in the south according to' Joe Hedden, chairman of the event. Tommy Baker, of Kings Moun tain, holder ot the fir* internation al tftle, is scheduled to fly his plan es and, Mr. Hedden said, most of the contestants coming here are coming to better his mark set at 'De troit last summer. Baker will he fightihg to better his own record in turn, A a an extra added attraction, stunting- will he added to the two gram but no prtee s will be awarded in this division, Chairman Hedden laid. prtxes wrlll be awarded the first Mw thWwn in the Jet racing di vision. Flying is scheduled to begin at 10 o'clock Thursday and continue most of th? rest of the day. Some 88 invitations were issued to model flyem in North Carolina. South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Washington, D. C., Ken tucky, Florida and Mineapolis, Minn. Tickets for the show may be pur. chased from and Uaycee and at local drug store* Price Is one dollar. term receipts Parking meter receipts for the week which ended Wednesday to taled *147.67 according to a report from the offioe of S. A. C rouse, city clerk. . Mauney Twins, Duo-Pianists, To Make Debut I Ernest and Miles Mauney, talent ed Kings Mountain duo-pianists, .will make their professional debut 1 in Atlanta- Monday night in a eon cert at North Fulton high school auditorium. The Atlanta concert is being pre sented under the auspices of the North Fulton high school Music "Club and Kiwanis club. The twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. W. . K. Mauney, who have been studying , in New York sinoe their graduation ' from Oberlin Conservatory will be here a short time Saturday before going to Atlanta. On Sunday they 1 will give?*short recital over an At Iirttatelevfoion station at $?$ \ r | ' Following the Atlanta confeett.Sthe j Mauney twins, as they are familiar ly known here, are scheduled for , two appearances in this area. They j^re to play Mozarts "Concerto fori i Two Pianos" in Charlotte on Novem. | Tickets are m sol* at Kings Mtastaia Drug CwpgiT for both ; th? Nmabti 29 Charlotte Spa phwiT <Me?t <nt'?rinj the ! Mauney twins as artists. and for the December 1 Gastonia i concert ?f the Kings Mountain duo -pianists. Tickets for the Char lotte concert arm SSjOO tax Inclu } ed. and for the Q? tenia concert. S1JM tax inctuded (SO cents for stu dents.) A number of individuals also here tickets for the Gastonia > concert Ther are Mr*. Aubrey Mauney# Miss Bonnie Mcintosh. I Ma. Voul Mauney. Mrs. James B. Simpson and Mrs. H. C. Mayes. j her 29, as guest artists with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Dr. James Christian Pfohl conducting. ? Oa.tJu* ni?bt of December 1. the Maunoy twins will^ey a full-fledg ed ooswert at the Gastonia high school auditorium,, under the spon sorship of .the citizenship and edu cation division of the Gastonia Wo man's Club. r V~ The Charlotte concert will be held at Piedmont Junior high school and "udlt smk the second concert of the ?tason It* the Charlotte Symphony. The Mauney twins have been playtac together virtually all their Una, and during their Jboirbood foundtfta* not only for Jhfc piano but for a variety of otfwr instru ments, which they played in the Kings "Mountain school, band. Er nest plays bassoon, saxophone, bell lyre and xylophone, and Miles plays the oboe, clarinet and cornet. For several summers they studi ed under Arthur Newstead at the Juilliard School of Music. They re ceived their Bachelor of Music de grees from Oberlin Conservatory of Musk: in 1947. Since that time they have been studying with Dr. leabel Vengerva in New York. i ? i Fire which broke out at Weaver's Cleaners about 10 o'clock last Sat urday morning damaged a Consider able amount of clothing, Manager Fred Weaver said Monday. ? Origin of the fire had not been de termined, but it was thought a mat ch left in a Jacket had Ignited while in the tumbler. The fire was put out without turning in a fine alarm. _/ The loss was partially covered by insurance. Mr. Weaver oak). OH CHTJBCH BOARD W. K. Mauney, of Kings Moun tain, was elected a member of the executive board of the Brother hood of the United Lutheran Chur ch of North Carolina at the 27th annual convetnion of the church group at Concord on Tuesday. To Open Holiday Next Week Loyalty Month' Vines Mountain will join ft* na don to observing Thanksgiving next Thursday. In addition to the customary hoii day, turkel dinners, sad other ac-| Mvtttas associated with the annual ubssfranas. Kings Mountain lay men, in cooperation with the Minis ter's Association, will launch Church Loyalty month, in which civic groups and Individuals are Joining in an effort Is Increase Ohttrch at tendance and ftartidpatkm. The Klwanls club is taking the lead In Uie program, along with other groups, and most churches an ma king arrimgemsMs for special pro period Jkom r ' <? Most churches are also planning special Thanksgiving Day services. St Matthew's Lutheran church will hold a service at 10 o'clock Thanks giving morning, and the Boyce Me morial AHP church will hold its an nual morning service at 8 o'clock, to be followed by a breakfast which is served by the Men of the Church. Another local Thanksgiving Day feature will t*.A ftadel Airplane show at City Stadium, sponsored hyj the Kings Mountain Junior Chamber of Commerce and featuring Jet plans competition. Trial runs gst under way at 10 o'clock. SjHlkt retail firms will dsse for the Ms & at City Board Declines Bus Station Approval Y Merchants Suspend Wednesday Closing Kings Mountain retail mer chants will be open on a full six. day per week schedule irom bow i through Christmas. Wednesday afternoon was the last hall -holiday of the season until after Christmas. Change in policy to lor the con venience of Christmas shoppers. The mevclumts *111 he closed ea Thanksgiving Q?ry, however, whtth it one oi the several tegular , hotl day* sbsqrret by the mer> chants. Choir To Give Special Service A special Thanksgiving musical program will be presented at 5 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Boyce j Memorial ARP church, it was an nounced this week. 1 The program will be under the di- 1 rection of Mrs. N. F. McGill, organist ! and choir director, and will include three groups of anthems, with spec- j lal solo work, and two organ-piano duoes, with Mrs. McGill at the or- ; jan and Mrs. Garrison Goforth . at the piano. Mrs. McGill and Mrs. Goforth will 1 1 play Handel's "Largo," as a prelude, 1 1 and they will- also play Adams' * The H0<y Cjty." i The choir will sing the following program: , Handel's "Let Us Kneel Before the : Lord," Mrs John Gamble so''-. 1st. '< ?Herbert's "O That Men Would < Praise the Lord," Miss Mary Boyce 1 McGill, soloist. > 1 Adam's "liaise the Lord." Uorenz "The Mercies of the Lord." , Emerson's "I Will Praise the Name of the Lord," Mrs. M. A. Ware and i W. P. Fulton, soloists. Wilson's "Bless the Lord, O My Soul," Mrs. Franklin Ware and B. 0. Ratterree, soloists. Jorenz' "Praise Ye the Lord." ?Mann's "The 'Lord is My Shep herd," Misses Bernlce Harrison and Dorothy Fulton, soloists. lyorenz' "God Be Merciful." Ashford's "Praise Ye the Lord," Mrs. M. A. Ware and Mrs. W. L. Pressly. soloists. "O Give Thanks", Miss Mary Boy ce McOill and Miss Jeanene Hall* man, soloists. < 'Adams' "How Excellent Thy Name," Mrs. (Ertle Powers, B. D. Ratterree, and Mrs. W. L. Pressly, soloists. I Hert>ert's "Let Mount Zion Re Joke," Mrs. W. L. Pressly and Miss Mary Boyce McGill, soloists. Following the choral benediction, the choir will sing as apostlude, Croft's "O God, Our Help in Ages "ft e public is invited to attend the ? service. Police Chief Reminds Firecrackers Illegal Shooting, possessing or selling of firecrackers is illegal, Chief cit Po lice N. M. Farr reminded Kings Mountain citizens this week According to an act of the 194? General Assembly, firecrackers are strictly illegal throughout North Carolina, Ch4ef Farr said. Violation Is a misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine not to ex ceed $50 and? or a Jail sentence not to exceed 30 days. Mr. Farr sold some reports of vio lations had already, come to his at tention, and he hoped that It would not be necessary to make any ar rets on 'tlrscracker" charges. | Lutheran Women To Fgo? I fliylol The Women of the Church organi zation of St. Matthew's Lutheran' church, will present Its annual Thank -Offer Ins program on Sunday evening at 7^36. , . The program will be a playlet, "More Than Money Can Buy," by Lotus B. Hofman. Those taking port in the playlet are: /antes Simpson, Mrs. James Simpson, Miss loan Cav eny, Charles Ledbotter, Jack Still, and Rev. W. H. Stender. Special music Will be furnished by the Youth Choir. Mil^ ? ' -V ' New Location Too Fax Out" Board Indicates - r ? 1 The city board of commissioners has indicated It will not approve as "satisfactory" the current bus sta tion location on E. King street. This was indicated at the regular board meeting of November 9, and re affirmed at a special meeting the following night. (Jack Arnette, manager 'of the local station, had asked the city board lor : a letter approving the location on; East King street, which he said was1 necessary before the State Utiltities commission would give its approval.! At the November 9 meeting, the city board, without acting definite ly, indicated it would disapprove the location as "too far from the center of the city and therefore in- ; convenient to many passengers." j Several of the commissioners said they had heard complaints on the! new location. Mr. Arnette was noti present at the regular meeting and later asked that he be allowed to present his case before the board. Thus, a special meeting was called by Mayor Pro Tern Hal Ward on j Thursday night, November 10. Mr. Arnette explained that efforts, had been made for Several months to obtain a location, &fter Puroli Company, owner of the service sta- ' tion formerly used as a bus station at the corner of Kings and flattie* j ground, ordered the bus station moved. Several months' efforts pxov. j ed to no avail on several possible' sites, Mr: Arnette told the board, and the present site (formerly McMac kin's Ice Cream) was taken as the best available. He added that ap proval of the site would give him a go-ahead for renovating the premi- j ses to make it more suitable as a bus station. The board still declined to take formal action, but the indication was that approval would not be granted. Commissioner Hudson Bridges said he felt the bus com panies which operate through Kings Mountain should be forced to build a suitable terminal at a site more conveniently, located. Mr. Arnette said yesterday he was ready to "throw up his hands." Un der the present arrangement, Mr. Arnette merely is paid a percentage of gross ticket sales from the Kings Mountain station, and he, in turn, must furnish the bus station site,; personnel, etc. I BOTLDIIfO rUNRI Building permits were Issued at City Hail during the past week to W. B. Logan, on Wednesday, for construction of a shed, f7S; to Walter Smith, on Tuesday, for construction of a new four rpom dwelling at 102 Wattetson street, $2,000;- and to K. T. on Mon day, for the construction of a new five- room dwelling on Mauney avenue, $2,400. Thursday Parade Ushers In Yule Shopping Season : Kings Mountain officially opened its Christmas shopping season Thursday afternoon. A big parade featuring five band*, five floats and in all a total of 19 units, was scheduled to weave through the city Thursday after noon, with Santa Claus the big fea ture, as usual, ? It was the annual official welcome to Santa Claus and official opening of the shooplng season staged by Kings Mountain merchants, who had been uniformly busy all week decorating their stores in the Christ maa mode and pnpacking specially purch?sed merchandise for gift Items. Several stores were opening "Toy land" In a big way, and most toy dealer* reported the biggest stock In history. Toy-makers have come for ward with a great number of new items this year, they report. On Thursday morning, the city's electrical department was comple ting the Job of installing Christmas street decorations, and Christmas lights were to be turned on for the Thursday evening parade. Cold weather added to tt>e gener al holiday air. Icy blasts dweloped during the night to bring one of the season's coldest "cold spells." The day, however, was bright and sun ny Merchants, generally, say they are ready for the Christmas season and have an excellent selection of goods. They invite all shoppers to avoid the last-minute ruch by doing their shopping early, and they point out that the earlier shoppers will get better selections in all departments. Club Stockholders In Annual Meeting Stockholders of the Kings Moun tain Country Club, Inc., held their annual meeting Tuesday night, ?t? a turkey dinner, heard reports foe the past year and elected directors for the forthcoming year. The new directors were to meet Jointly with the out-going board Thursday night to choose their offi cers and otherwise organize. Directors re elected were George Houser, F. E. Powers, Tolly Shuford, and M. A. Ware, and new directors named were J. A. Neisler, W. K. Mauney, (Jr., Howard Jackson, Fred W. "Plonk, O. W. Myers, -Dr. Paul E. Hendricks and W. S. Fulton, Jr. The 12 named by acclamation, following presentation of the nomi nating committee report by B. S. Weill. Other members of the nomi nating committee were J. H. Thom son and C. D. Blarvton. George W. Mauney presided at the meeting. , Reports given by George Houier, secretary . treasurer, showed the club had had a successful year's op eration. He announced ttoat the ctak property had been purchased from the R. S. Plonk Estate, by executing the option on the property. Ertle Powers gave the report of the grounds committee, which show. (Cont'd on page eight) High School In Homecoming Came Fridays Former Players To Attend Eight players are scheduled to play for the last time for Kings Mountain's Mountaineers when the local high school eleven takes the field 1n a homecoming battle aet tor City Stadium FYiday night against the strong Lincolnton Wolves. Kick off time Is 7.-90 p. m. Feature of the homecoming festiv ities will lie recognition of the 1902 h ' ;h school team, first to play foot ball for King* Mountain. Coinci dently, the "First Mountaineers" played Llncolnton In their first bat tle, lost 13 to 0 these. Majority of the 1IM nam players are scheduled, t a be -on hand for the occasion and invitations hrve been mailed to most former football play ers asking that they attend the gams. * Lfncolriton held a Strang Hickory high school team to a 14-6 win ai Llnco!.#ton Tuesday night. The players scheduled to play for the last time tor Kings Mountain la. elude Fullback Delvln Huftotetler, Tailback Richard White. Left End Bob Jackson, Center Curtis Wright, GuaftJ Soger Md>aniel, Quarter back Bryan Ware, Wlngback Sack Rhea and Quarteifcack Bob Craw lord. v ??' ;??? White, who was unable to pUy against Shelby last week, is expeefr > ed to be back in the Mountalnssr lineup but Guard Paul McGinn!*, _ Who suffered a broken nose on Oe-^ tober 28 in Mt Holly, is on tk^ doubtful list. Homecoming activities are sched uled to get a send-off with a Mg rT> rally at the gymnasium around p. m. Friday, with aM former stu dents and players invited to attend along with the student body. rally will be followed by a parade downtown, with the band, the M?* football tram squad, the gramMdr grade football players in unifotda and others, Including high schsot club "stunts" in the line of marefe. At City Stadium, sponsors for th? eight seniors are to be presented at 7:20, followed by playing of the na tional Anthem. Half-time festivities are to begin with recognition of the 1923 Man, of all former high school playess and of all father-son player combi nations. Performances by the school bands are scheduled to conclude tfes half-time festivities. After the game, open house has been scheduled with all students* (Cont'd on page eight)

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