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VOL. 60 NO. 47
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W. K. CROOKS MOVE
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Crook have
moved Into their newhonwon W.
Mountain street. The former Ah
I -drew MeGin home, it has been
j <x>mpletely. redecorated and the
yard has been re 'landscaped. "
| "Board of directors of The Moun
taineer Club, Inc., are to meet In
. The office of Attorney W. Faison
? Barries Tuesday night at 7:30 p.
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ALL STAR CAME
- 1 The Grammar grade all-star
game, played at City Stadium last
.Saturday night before a small
- -crowd, ended in a 13-all tie. A
team picked from East and Cen
tral schools played the stars of
tyest arid Park-Grace schools.
?Joe P. Fisher, Concord realtor,
and brother 61 Mrs. D. C. Mauney,
of Kings Mountain, died Wednes
day following a heart attack suf
fered a week previously. Funeral
fites were held at the Lutheran
church in Concord Thursday after
. Rev. J. H. BrendaH, pastor of
Central Methodist church is at
tending a ten-day meeting in
Philadelphia, Pa., of chairmen of I
evangelism of the Methodist j
-churches of the Unified States. Mr.
Brendall te chairman of evange
lism for the Gastonia district.
Chmrl*s DUling, prominent Kings
Mountairi citizen and frembers of
the volunteer fire department, suf
fered a back injury at the fire in
a Southern Railway cotton car
November 17 when a laAMiSHP
accidentally knocked out from
under him. He Is expected to be
confined to b*d for three weeks.
MAUNET TWINS' CONCERT
Ernes and Miles Mauriey, Kings
Mountain and Hew York duo
piano team, will present a concert
. ?t Gastonia high school auditor! -
vm next Thursday night a* eight
?o'clock. On Tuesday night they
will be guests artists at the second
-concert dt the season ot the Cbar- '
; lotte Symphony orchestra. The
Charlotte concert will be at Pied
mont Junior high school at 8:15.
Tickets for both concerts are on
sale here at Kings Mountain
Drug Company.' ?" " i-.,:
Train Crew Brinqs
' Blazing Car To Town
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Crew of Southern Agii^iiiiiy Train
no. 64, local freight, >raHgfcfc *
' xo town on Thursday, Nov. 17, and
. 1 the Kings Mountain Fire Depart -
: mem promptly extinguished
. blaze. Y*
Noticing that one of a three-car
shipmen of compressed cotton bale*
consigned to. IpBNoNSte Mill tt
smoking when the crew started to ?
-uncouple on MflW) iMding, offi
cials of the company refused to ac
cept the car and Conductor Kay
Adams , of Greenville, S, C., ordered
a hurried trip to the depot in toWn.
Depot officials' the firemen
and Engineer George Ambrose, also
of Greenville, S. C., backed the car
The car contained 100 bales of cot
ton valued at $30,000. Chief Grady
King strtmautf . that dama|?
about five percent on the number of
bales that were actually "fired." -He
said that the damaged bale* were :
sold by Southern Railway for $100
' . 'fc.ijjcb, about two-thiTds value.
Moss Speaker A* ?" Si f
J Toachor Conference
i former Kings Mountain citizen and
''^'JMpMant professor of hMiiIi ?t
Wagner College, Staten Island, N.
. nual Conference of Teachers of
Speech in the metropolitan* New
' York area held at New York Univer
sity on Wovintif 3B>.
Mr Mods, son of Mrs. H. N. Moss
and the late Mr. Moss, made an ad
dress on the "Problems of Sma M Col
leges in the Metropolitan Area," ac
; porting to program ^?0nfMB0s?|^
? ot-lved here.
"Bolt From Blue"
To Evans; Board
Vote Was 4 to 0
The city board of commissioners,
in an executive session last Friday
night, voted to relieve City Engineer
Joe S. Evans, *Jr? of his duties, ef?
feotive December 31, . *
The action came as a sprprise to
the majority of cittzins and to Mr.
Evans himself, Who told the Herald
when i<smfirming' the action of the
board that he had no previous warn,
ing of what was coming.
Mayor J. E. Herndon Hold the Her
aid that the city 'board was abol
ishing the Job as unnecessary at this
time, due -to rack of m? cy for hea\Jy >
capital expenditures. He said the
?board felt k could better use the
money paid via the engineer^ sal
ary for ipavlng of sidewalks and
The special meeting of the board
was held at the Home Building it
Loan office, With all commissioners
present except Carl F. Mauney. City
Attorney J. R. Davis was also pres- 1
ent. Commissioner A. H. (Patterson '
told the. Herald the decision was!
unanimous, and^ though stating that ;
some citizens were asking the board '
to change its decision, held out lit
tle possibility that such a develop
ment would occur.
There was some buck-passing in- '
volved between the board members |
and Mayor Herndon. Commissioner
Patterson said the Mayor wanted to l
relieve Mr. Evans, and, in fact, had
called a meeting for that purpose in |
September. Mr. Patterson also said <
that some high -placed city employ
ees were displeased with certain ac- .
tions of the city engineer. Another , 1
commissioner was quoted as saying
that the Mayor had told the board,!,
"It's Evana or me." . . J '
Mayor Herndon told the Herald '
there wis nothing personal involved ;
in any way and said the four board :
members present were in unani- \
mo us agreement that Mr. Evans '
should be relieved of his duties. | 1
Carl F. Mauney, who said he was (
in complete disagreement wfth the
action, corroborated Commissioner '
Patterson's statement regarding the 1
September meeting and described
the board's action of last Friday "
night "a dirty deal."
Mr. Mauney said he felt the city
needed an executive to correlate the
activities of the several city depart- .
ments and felt that the board had
not allowed Mr. Evans sufficient
time to prove whether or not he was
capable of filHng the position. He ,
also added that his Information in
dicated the work of Mr. Evans, since >
he had been in Kings Mountain, !
was quite satisfactory.
Mayor Herndon made the follow- ;
ing statement to the Herald:
"We are', In effect, abolishing the i
position of city engineer. Our bud- 1
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Foi Grid Party
Though seating capacity of the
High school cafeteria Is being
"stretched" to accommodate 250
persons for <he Lions club football
banquet on December 16, tickets for
the event are on a very limited ba
sis,' Hilton RutVi, program chairman
told .the members at Tuesday night's
Coach Carl Snavely, of the Univer
sity of North Carolina, has accepted ,
an invitation to speak at the annu
al football party honoring the high
school team on the night of Decem
Lions members are being limited
to one gitest each, wkh reservations
being required by December 5. Guest
tickets will coat 4&60, and admit
tance *?IH>e by ticket only.
Sports writers from Kings Moun
tain, Shelby, Charlotte and Gastonia
, and the
Mountaineer C lUAt ; Js $Urch asi n g 10
tickets for coaches of the midget
Coach Snavely informed Dan
Huffttetler, who arranged the pro
gram, that he would bring pictures
of some Carolina games with hm,
Mid acrangaments are being made
auditorium. Interested citizens who
.wish to see the film may attend free.
Only reserved spac? wlH be for the
250 expected at the banquet and for
the players on the grammar grade
football teams. ' v.,
: % ppol rHed a viecorating
committee including Hacob Cooper,
chairman, W. B. Thomson and OlHe
Nab Car Thieves
Kings -Mountain Police Officers J.j
D. Andrews and G. K. Camp stopped
a California ? bound pair of young
Gastonia auto thieves in a stolen car
early Sunday morning after the
youths had tried to outrun the squad
Officers Andrews and Camp re
ported -that they noticed the car, a
1950 Ford, had no license plates and
decided to check that fact wh?|* the |
The youths, Charles Haas, 17, and
Bobby Perry, 16, both of G&stonia,
according to Gastonia police, had
signed confessions in which they de
scribed in detail how they broke In
to Lewis Motors, Inc., Gastonia firm,
Saturday about midnight and made
off with a 1950 model Ford. Haas
was out under $1,000 bond at the
time, awaiting trial in the n?xt term
of superior court on seven counts of |
automobile theft. Perry was under
probation for complicity in the four- 1
ring car theft rin that was broken
up by Gastoiria police a few weeks
The boys were turned over to the
Gastonia police who assisted in the
arrest on charges of breaking, enter
ing and automobile theft.
Guard Unit Receives
Kings Mountain's National Guard!
company received a satisfactory ra
ting at the second Federal inspection
held on Nov. 15 according to word
received this week by Captain Hum
es Houston. .. ;
Lack of personnel was the main
factor in the rating, which is next
highest other than combat rating.
The company strength is now 42
and Captain Houston stated that the
unit could use more recruits.
Offices of the unit, officially Hq.
ft Hq. Co., 3rd Bn., 120th Inf NCNG,
are located in th armory motor shed 1
just off West Mountain street on
The unit assembles for drill peri-'
ods each Monday night. Qualified
persons wishing to join the compa
ny are urged to contact Captain
Bus Station Action Affirmed;
City Could Become Flag Stop
Man Died Monday
In Auto Wreck; j
Hunter Spearman, local business
man, was seriously injured in an !
auto-truck acoident On Gaston ia
highway Monday afternoon around
4:30 p. m. His condition -was descrife- i
ed Thursday as much improved.
One man was killed and two oth- j
ere seriously injured in the collis
ion, which reportedly took place on
a straight stretch of road about a J
mile out of Kings Mountain.
? Michael E. GremiHion, 32, of
Gastonia, died instantly according .
to reports and Bud Goforth, of G'ro- i
ver', who was a passenger in the 1939
Studebaker he was driving, was;
critically injured. Goforth, also an
employee of Duke Power, was re
ported as in an improved condition i
Eugene Brown, 20, Kings Moun^
tain Negro who was driving the
1949 Chevrolet panel truck owned by
Mr. Spearman, was reported in
"good condition" Wednesday. He
was also seriously injured in the
collision, which badly damaged the
truck and reportedly left the auto
almost a total wreck.
Mr. Spearman, who owns Quality
Sandwich Company here, was asleep
in the truck, which was returning
from Gastonia, it was understood
and was thrown almost through the
windshield. He was painfully injur
ed about the head.
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State Patrolmen Charles Capell
and Bay Harrill, of Gastonia, who
investigated, said that the panel
truck apparently smashed Gremil-!
Hon's car On the left side. Brunt of
the blow was on the left door of the
Studebaker, and the caved-in side
pinned Gremillion inside the wreck
age for some time. Goforth, who
was sitting in the front seat beside
Gremillion, escaped the major im- ,
pact of the crash.
Harrill said it appeared that
Brown had lost control of the truck
and had swerved into the Stude- 1
baker, hitting it almost broadside.
Capell, who was making the official
investigation, could not be contact- *
ed Tuesday for comment.
Will Adam*' House
Destroyed By Fire
The house of Will Adams, colored
man, was badly damaged by fire
last Saturday morning.
Firemen were called out around
6:30 a. m. and stayed some hour and
one-half according to Fire .Chief
Grady King. Contents of the home
weer lost by fire or water damage.
Chief King said the fire started
when the colored man threw some
kindling into a stove containing em
bers and, when the fire failed to
blaze, picked up a five-gallon can of
kerosene and doused the wood. The
kerosene flashed into his face, burn
ing him considerably, and he. drop
ped the can.
Several occupants escaped with
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Film To Be Shown
"The God of Creation," a motion
picture in sound and natural color i
will be shown at First Presbyterian
church Sunday evening at 7:30.
The film, one of the "sermons from
science," ? takes the audience into
space by a skillful combination of
animation and unusual photogra
phy. It contains .the teachings of the
Bible through demonstrations of re*
cent scientific discoveries.
Dr. If. H. Newell will present the
film, according to announcement by
the pastor, Rev. P. D. Patrick.
Howard B. Jackson, Neisler Mills
executive, was elected president of
the Kings Mountain Country Club
for the coming year at an organiza
tion meeting of newly elected direc
tors November 1?.
Mr. tfackson succeeds Paul M.
Other officers elected were: Ol
lie Harris, secretary - treasurer, suc
ceeding George Houser; W. S. Ful
ton, Jr., assistant secretary - treas
urer, succeeding George W. Maun
ey; and F. Ertle Powers, vice-presi
dent, succeeding Hunter Neisler.
At the meeting, Mr. Houser who
was re-elected a director, tender his
resignation and Jack Arnette was
?named to fill the vacancy.
The retlMrtg board met with the
new board and the meeting was de
voted to discussion of operation of
the various club committees and
other details of operation of the club.
Under the club corporate charter,
the stockholders elect 12 directors
who in turn name the officers from
among this group.
The 1950 board includes, in addi
tion to the officers and Mr. Arnette,
Tolly Shuford, M. A. Ware, J. A.
Neisler, W. K. Mauney, Jr., Fred W.
??) ,nk, O. W. Myers, and Dr. Paul E.
Mr. Jackson said this week he ex
pected to be able to announce com
mittee chairmen next week.
Home & Auto Firm
To Change Location
Marlowe's Home & Auto Supply
will move this weekend from its
present location on Battleground av.
enue to the building on Mountain
street owned by J. R. Davis and for
merly occupicd by Mountain Grill.
Mr. Marlovye said se was moving
the business to acquire more space
and to locate it nearer to Center Ser
vice, also owned by him.
The home and auto company
opened several months ago and re
tails tires, home appliances,' auto
accessories and other related goods.
Mr. Marlowe said he was moving
plete moving of the business on Sat
urday. He said Bridges Radio Ser
vice, which shares the Battleground
avenue location, would remain on
Amette To Talk i
Men On Monday
Kings Mountain may, or may not,
be a bua flag stop, without a sta
tion, after Monday, Jack Arnette told
the Hera'd Wednesday.
Officials of Qu^en City and Atlan
tic Greyhound companies, which
operate schedules through Kings
Mountain, are coming here Monday
to confer with him, and possibly
with city officials regarding the bus
terminal situation, and Mr. Amette
has thrown the matter into the laps
of the bus companies ? following a
special meeting of the city board of
commissioners Monday afternoon in
which the board affirmed its stand
to disapprove the current tempor
ary location on E. King street for a
Under the present mode of opera
tion, Mr. Arnette is designated bus
station manager and receives ten
percent of the gross ticket sales. He
must, in turn, furnish all personnel,
the site, and waiting rooms with fa
cilities to comply with State Utili
ties Commission and public health
Mr. Arnette, forced by Purol Com
pany to move the bus station out of
the former location at the corner of
E. King and Battleground, leased the
building which was formerly Mc
Mackin's Ice Cream. After the Utili
ties commission approved plans for
improving the facilities at the new
location, Mr. Arnette asked the City
board to approve the location. This
was declined on the grounds that
the location was too far from the
center of the city. In turn, Mr. Ar
nette, who says he has been losing
money at the new location since its
transfer in September, says he can
not afford to continue to operate at
He has informed the bus compani
es that he will discontinue to oper
ate the terminal, even as a tempor
ary location, unless they are willing
to share the expense.
At the city board meeting last
Monday afternoon, the board mer
with one of the several Mr. Love's
of Queen City and with Mr. Arnette.
(GreyhoUnd was to have been no
tified of the session by the Utlltiea
commission but was not, Mr. Ar
nette learned later.) , >.
At the board meeting, there was
considerable talk, but nothing def
inite emerged with -the exception of
the re-afflrmed decision not to ap
prove the E. King street site.
In brief, the city board members
made it plain they felt that the bus
companies should be willing to in
vesr. In the neighborhood of $30,000
to $35,000 in acquiring a well-lo
cated site and building u bus term
, Mr. Love said the gross revenue
his company received from Kings
Mountain ticket saleF would not
justify such an Investment. He said
. he could not, of course, speak foe
Greyhound, and Mr. Arnete add*d
that Queen City revenue from Kings.
Mountain is sirenter than Grey
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