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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, December 09, 1949, Image 1

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,u ? . >? ^-'4 ?w" ?*/ *- *<'?/ ?'? . ? ? . ? :-. ' ? ? v. POPULATION City Limit* (1940 Census) 6.574 Inir*diate Trading Area 15.000 (1945 Ration Board Figures) VOL. 60 NO. 49 20 Pages Today Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday, December 9, 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Local News ,-t {o. ' v ;* ?- ?*-. *, ? Bulletins ? , CITY BOARD MEETING Regular December meeting of the city board of commissioners is scheduled for Wednesday after noon at 3:30. Mayor J. E. Hern don said Thursday that only rou tine matters are thus far sched uled on the agenda. ? .. ? ? ' ATTEND DEDICATION ' ? Mr. and M*s.; J.^B.'Herndon and Mr. and Mrs. W. K. \faune^will ? leave Friday for Jackson, 'Miss., where they will attend the dedi cation service of a new Lutheran church. Pastor of the church i& Rev. H. B. Scheaffer, D. D., a for mer pastor of St. Matthews -Li*' thefan church here. At the service, , a statue given by the W. A. Mau ney Family, of Kings Mountain, will be unveiled. CHURCH ROLL CALL A church roll call will be con ducted at Boyce Memorial ARP church Sunday morning, it was announced by the pastor. Rev. W. I>. Pressly. The roll call of all members of the church is a phase of the church's participation in "Church Loyalty Month" now be ing observed throughout Kings Mountain, Mr. Pressly said, and all church members are being urged to be present. SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Pupils }n Kings Mountain city schools will put up their books for Christmas holidays at the end of Tegular schedules on Friday, De j, cember 16, for a two-week vaca tion, it was announced yesterday, by Rowel 1 Lane, high school prin cipal. School will be resumed on Monday, Jtutiuury. 2. _ ' ' : Barno.s, superintendei^pi chy schools, left Thursday to t High Point where ha to attending the meeting of the superinten dent's division of the North Car sMu-aswii association. The meeting ends Friday. ; PARTY The Junior Chamber of Com merce and loy Theatre will col laborate in bftorjlilC a Christmas movie party for children <>n the morning of December 24th at 10:30, it was announced this week by Hoyle McDanlel, chairman . thp. dfayooe Christmw activity committee. Children under 1? will admKlMpipivaOr an all-car toon showing,- ? I1- ?% \ ? v. crnr wto tags A total of 96 persons h~ad pur chased city auto tags for 1950 by noon Thursday, Mrs. Ray Kirby, assistant city clerk told the Ker oWk-Smfc'ljflrs. on sale at the cus '?mmi v iMi^.o( fLOO; are requir ed to be displayed o.i auto.s by ?g|j? Regular December meeting of Otis D. Green Post 195, American Legion, will be heM at the Hern don "building, Off York Road, Sat urday night. A barbecue supper will be served at $1.38 per plate. The supper will be served at 1 o'clock, with a hvisines s session Tm&: WILDING PERMITS Building permit was Issued on Tuesday to Jacob Burrls for re pairs and addition of a room at residence on Tracy street, *800, and to Mrs. Fred McDaniel, Jr., for eoattrttctkm of a n^W-five-room dwelling oi, Landing street, $4, Lions Football Banquet Advanced To December 15 The annual football banquet of the Kings Mountain Lions club, honoring the 1949 high school team and fetauring an address by Carl Snavely, coach of North Carolina's Tar Heels, has been advanced to Thursday night, December 15, it was announced this week by the pro gram committee. In a telephone conversation with Dan Huffstetler, Mr. .Snavely ex plained that acceptanoe-vof the Cot ton Bowl bid by North Carolina con sideraljil/ilteffed his plans and lher?v r Members of the Grammar Grade , football teams earning letters for tk* past season's play will receive them following the ghowlng oi movie* by Coach Carl Snarely at the high school auditorium next Thursday night it was announced j yesterday. was considerable question to to his being able to be here on December 16, previously scheduled date. A capacity crowd of 250 is ex pected for the annual feter'includ ing a number of out-of-town sports writers and other dignitaries, in ad dition to the honor guests. The af fair will be at the high school au ditorium at 1 o'clock. Following the address by Coach Snavely, he will show movies of some of Carolina's 1949 games in the high school auditorium. The show ing is expected to begin about 8:30, and will be free to the public, with a special section reserved for mem bers of the four football teams in the Grammar school athletic program. The Kings Mountain Kiwanis club was expected to postpone its meeting for next week pne night to December 16, in order to avoid con flict with the Lions banquet. A number of Kiwanians customarily attend the football fetti,-; . C. C. Edens, ticket chairman, said Thursday he had distributed many ot the tickets t<) club members mat kiu,: vatJoni/He asfcea oth'wfe who have not obtained their tickets to pick them up from. Mm. . . Coach Snavely returned to North Carolina from Cornell In 1945. Since his return, his teams have, .won three bowl blda, including this year's invitation to the Cotton Bowl. The 1949 team won seven of ten game* ; ?' : , Coach Snavely 'expects to bring with him either some team members or another member of the coaching staff, he told the program commit tee. Deadline Approaches For L & M Drivers ? _ Only S more Thursdays are left for Kings Mountain persons whose last names begin with L and M to renew their licenses to drive. License Examiner, W. W. Wright, who is in Kings Mountain on Thursdays only, said that local cit izens may come to Shelby but warn, ed that they would "get in the big rush" there also. The re-issuance program for L and M drivers began July 1 and ends 'December 31. AH persons apprehen ded after that date with old licenses will be subject to prosecution. Dri vers whose surnames begin with N. O, P. and Q. will renew their licens es between January 1 and June 30, 1930. "The ruch by L and M drivers has started and will get worse as the deadline nears," Examiner Wright said. He urges all persons In this group who have not obtained re newals to tend to the matter asj soon as possible. ? His office is located at City Hall, in the courtroom each Thursday, and at the courthouse in Shelby. METEM RECEIPTS Parking meter reoeipts /or the week which ended Wednesday to I I '"TfjfUilT fcriwiitfM hi 1 1 Mil m i at t. A. Crouee, city clerk. ' . ALL-CONFERENCE . >End Bob Jack son, above, senior flankman (or the Kings Mountain high school "Mountaineers" this season, was named this week to the Western (Class A) all -conference football team. He Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Jackson. Red Cross Blood j Program Outlined Members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce Tuesday heard an infor mative address on the Red Cross blood program by Mrs. Marion Ritzert, area Red Cross official. Mrs." Ritzert described the advan cement In scientific use of blood to save lives and cited many examples of the saving of- lives because of the Red Cross blood program. She said that some 200 donors are required to get 100 pints of blood, experience shows, and pointed out that blood is made available at no cost to the patient from Red Cross blood banks the' nation over. 'The recent , wir taught us what J blood is worth as treatment," she . continued, and cited the case of a| leukemia patient In Albemarle who ' cannotl ive unless she receives a pint of blood every two weeks. An employee of Firestone Mills in Gas- ! tonra, she reported, had received some $4,000 in blood plasma throu gh the Red Cross and is perfectly well today. In explaining the blood set-up, Mr?. Ritzert said that whole blood is maintained for 21 days. If not used after that period, It is process ed into plasma or other blood deriv ative, One derivative, "albumen," is used in some operations to cut danger of loss of life from shock, she explained. She pointed out theadvantage of the blood bank arrangement for dis asters such as the Texas City, Tex., fire and explosion, end for national emergency. She said blood is used to treat victims of radio-activity. "We are still giving blood to Naga saki victims," she declared. ' Tn the question -and-answer peri od following he address, Mrs. RHz ert explained that there is no pain in the blood-giving process and that 995 percent of the few reactions were mental, rather than physical. "A guy sees the other getting pale and gets scared. He faints and the pale fellow laughs at him," she reported, j , Mrs. Ritzert was presented by Mrs. ' ?J. N. Gamble, Red Cross secretary. Mrs. Ben H. Goforth had presented Mrs. Gamble. Phenix Christmas Scene One Of BchI Citizens of Phenix Plant of Bur lington Mills, and passers-by, night- ! ly witness one of the best Christmas > scene displays to be found in Kings Mountain. Perched atop a corner of the mill Is Jolly Ok| St. Nick, about to des cend a chimney, and on the corners are huge Christmas candles. A lighted "Merry Christmas sign set high dn the building wishes good cheer to aM in this Christmas i season. Shopping ish ItEmM To Hit Fall-Swing During Coming Weekend Kings Mountain merchants are expecting a full-scale rush of ?Christmas shopping beginning this Weekend, a j number reported this ? Though a oonsidera-hie amount of Christmas buying hoc already been 4*0. It Km not yot reached the full proportions of the customary final IWU i-WVlii wftf wlR< In addition to r'wd amount* of Christmas merchandise, Kings a loo have an op portunity to buy so-called "regular" merchandise at special prices. Moat uptown departments stores are offering pre-Christmas bar gains in ladled ready-to-wear and men's wear. J There is no shortage of toy* and wheel goods In Kings Mountain this Christmas, as moot merchants handling toys have expanded theit inventories for this season. One mer chant exptfed ft, "We're not ex pecting to run out." * ; jf ? . ... . - ? -? - 2 - at-'* :'-sk. t ? ? ?K laycees Say Executive Needed By City Full-Time The Kings Mountain Junior Cham ber of Commerce unanimously pass ed a resolution at its Tuesday night meeting which placed the organi zation on record against "the action of the Board of Commissioners of the City of Kings Mountain in abol ishing the office of City Engineer." ' The 40-odd Jaycees present heard the resolution read by W. Fa i. son Barnes and there was no discussion. The resolution had previously been recommended for adoption by the board of directors. The resolution follows: "WHEREAS the Kings Mountain Junior Climber of Commerce is an otganizaiion which is dedicated to the highest ideals of general com munity welfare, one of the most im portant of which is good govern ment; "AND WHEREAS we believe that good government is theindividual responsibility of every citizen and every civic group; "AND WHEREAS the Board of Commissioners of the City of Kings Mountain has seen fit to abolish the Office of City Engineer and to sum marily dismiss the present City En gineer; "AND WHEREAS we believe that the government of our City is a siz able and important business, hav ing a budget of approximately $300, 000 annually; and that it would not be sound policy for any business of like size to be without a full time executive head upon whom full re sponsibility is placed; "ANft WJ9EHAS we do not believe that our ?lty government can oper ate any more efficiently without a full-time executive than could any private business; "AND WHEREAS the mayor and the members of the Board *re not full-time employees, but public of ficials, who are not expected to de vote full-time to City government; "AND WHEREAS the action of the Board will leave the City without a f?tJf-Mme executive; "AND WHEREAS we feel that the action of the Board was hasty and ill-advised and not in the best in terests of the citizens of the City of Kings Mountain; "BE IT NOW THEREFORE RE SOUVED that the Kings Mounaln Junior Chamber of Commerce go on record as opposing the action of the Board of Commissioners of the City of Kings Mountain in abolishing the Office of Chy Engirteer; that we urge the Board to reconsider Its ac tion in the public interest and in -the light of general public indignation; and that copies of this resolution be sent to the Board and to the Kings Mountain Herald, with the request that it be published." Bloodmobile Visit Set .For January 4 The blood program committee of the Kings Mountain chapter, A merican Red Cross, met Wednesday night and completed plana for the fourth vlait of the Bloodmobile here on January 4. The Bloodmobile will be at the Woman's club on that date from 9;30 a. m. until 4^0 p. m., Harold Hunnlcutt, -chairman of the blood service program committee, The vis it was finft scheduled for January 2 but was changed Thursday. Remainder of the committee in cludes Mrs. Mary G?forth, recruit ing; Mrs. W. B. Thomson, schedul ing; Mrs. Robert Miller, volunteer : services; Mrs. E. W. Griffin, can- . teen; and Mrs. C, T. Carpenter, Jr., publicity and information. L. L. Benson, chairman of the Kings Mountain chapter, was pres ent at the meeting. Also present weer committees re presenting Orover, Beth-Ware, Pat terson Grove, several industrial plants and Davison school. Mrs. Junious Haywood, Negro Ju nior Red Cross chairman, also at tended the meeting represetning her division. Purpose of the Red Cross blood program is to collect blood and to supply it to hospitals in the area toi free Use by persons needing treat ment or emergency transfusions. Cost of adminjsttrtng a pint of blood to a patient varies among the many hospital* in the Charlotte arss. lt his been noted, bat the blood is always tree of charge^ Jaycee Resolution On Engineer Matter In Error , Says Patterson Merchants Set Christmas Schedule Christmas schedule for Kings Mountain retail merchants was announced this week by W. Fal son Barnes, secretary of the Kings Mountain Merchants association. Mr. Barnes said the majority of business firms would observe Sat urday hours on the final* three shopping days before Christmas, December 22. 2d, and 24 and would doe* on Monday. December 26. The stores will be open on Decem ber 27 and the morning of Decem ber 28, but will resume the Wed- j nesday afternoon half -holiday the I 29th. Saturday hours means that de partment stores stay open until 7 p. m. rather than the customary 5:30 closing hour, with grocers Btaylng open slightly longer. Final Rites Held For Wreck Victim i Funeral services were held at Sec ond Baptist church Wednesday aft ernoon at 4 o'clock for Pvt. Harry Neal Foster, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. John L.' Foster, or Third street, who was killed in an accident near Ai ken, S. C., early Monday morning. Rev. B. F. Austin, pastor, and Rev. W. H Redmon conducted the rites and burial was in Mountain Rest cemetery. Shelby National Guard company had charge of the military rites. Pvt. Foster, who was stationed at Camp Gordon, Ga., was returning . from a weekend visit with his par ents here. He entered service in.June and took his basic training at Ft. 1 Jackson, S. C. He had lived in Kings Mountain for 14 years. He was a na tive of Gastonia. Two other soldiers and four Ne groes were killed in the accident as two cats collided near the town of Belvedere, between Aiken, S. C., and Augusta. Ga. He is survived by his parents,' John L. and Mattie Mae Bradley Foster, one brother, Billie Ray Fos ter, and two sisters, Mary Helen and Barbara Jane Foster, all of Kings Mountain. " "&s . MYF To Give Yule Program Sunday At the evening service Sunday night at 7:30, the Methodist Youth Fellowship will present a Christmas program. Under the direction of B. S.- Peeler, Jr., the Youth Choir will render a short program of Christmas music followed by a brief devotion al program led by the Intermediate YQijth Fellowship. In conclusion, the Senior Youth Fellowship will pre sent a playlet, "The Other Wise m*h," under the direction of Ml&s Mary Belle Teague. The young people who are to take part in the play are: Patricia Prince, Bill Allen, Barbara Gault, John War. lick, Dickey Croker, Randall Wll iiaihson, Reginald Murray, Dorothy Smith, Bob Goforth, Joan Hayes, and Walter Griffin. Lighting effects and sound effects are being aranged by B. S. Peeler, Jr. In charge of decorations are Bar bara Gault, Mrs. Baxter Payseur, and. Mrs. J. C. McKinney, Jr. The play will be presented Suhday morning at 10 o'clock in the youth chapel for the Senior MYF. Every one Is invited to the evening per formance. > . . Walker's Name * Is Projected As Successor City Commissioner, A. H. Patter son, noting the resolution passed by the Junior Chamberof Commerce Tuesday night concerning the abol ishing of the position of city- engi neer, pointed out to the Herald Thursday morning that the action I of the board of commissioners waj to relieve City Engineer Joe S. Evans of his duties on December 31, and that the action did not mention abolishing the position. Mayor J. E. Herndon said he had no further comment on the matter. The Mayor on November 24, had given as reason for relieving Evans that the board was abolishing (he Job as unnecessary. Commissioner Patterson went fur ther in questioning the resolution, by projecting the name of O. O. Walker, former citizen, as a possible successor to Evans. He did not. am plify except to say he thought Mr. Walker would be available for the post. Mr, Walker is currently employed ir. construction work and is a vet eran construction man, He was tn the dry cleaning business here dur ing the war, and was an unsuccess ful candidate for mayor in the 1947 election. Girl Scout Troop Invested Sunday. The Investiture service of Girl Scout Troop 12 ? was held Sunday night at 7:30 o'clock at the First Presbyterian church. This troop is sponsored by the Boyce Memorial Associated Reformed Presbyterian church and the First Presbyterian church. As "Onward Christian Soldiers" was played the Processional began led by the Flag Bearers and Color Guards composed of Intermediate Girl Scouts. They were Jean Arth ur, Sara Houser, Judy Logan and Derlce Weir, of Troop 19 First Bap tist church; Ann Elise Stender, Bil lle Gibbons, Kay Allen and Becky ' Blanton of Troop 4 Lutheran church. Pioneer Girl Scout Area Director Miss Fannie Funderburke, and Miss Flo Stabler, Area Field Worker, were followed by the troop to be invested and their Leaders: Mrs. Dean Mc Danlel, Mrs. W. L. McMacktn and Miss Bernice Harrison, the troop committee and Presbyterian Church I committee. Also following were Presbyterian Brownie Troop 32 and their leaders and troop committee; A. R. P. Cub Pack 4 with their lead ers; Adult Girl Scout Executives, Boy Scouts of Troop 1 First Presby terian church were ushers. Green horseshoes marked the pews for all Scouters and committees. An artistic arrangement of small yel low chrysanthemums with green foliage added to the beautiful set ting for the service. The Investiture Cef^roony ^vaa conducted by the two ministers, Rev. W. L. Pressly and Rev. P. D. Patrick, and Miss Funderburke. Mr. Patrick approached the altar and lighted - the single taper before the Cross, which symbolized the Church of Christ. He then presented the Troop to Miss Funderburke and Miss Sta bler for the investiture. The troop formed in the horseshoe position be fore the altar, and Miss Funderburke ; lighted the three tapers in the three : branched candelabrum from the single taper. These represented the three parts of the Girl Scout Prom ise. As each troop member lighted (Cont'd on page eight) laycees Seek Old Toys Per Needy; Band To Make Collection Saturday The Kings Mountain Junio Chamber of Commerce, with the ak of member# of the school band, wil conduct a collection of offi toys Sat urday in the annual Jayoee project to make Christmas a happy one for underprivileged children. The collection will be cfty-wlde, and the Jayceea are asking *11 citi zens to place oM toys on their front porches in order that they may be picked up. Toy* that are broken will be repaired by the Jayceea. H. D. (Snooks) M<ft>aniel la chair man of the committee conducting i 1 laNrakv >? i .he -drive. "Old toys can bo repaired and re painted so that they are as good as new," Mr. McDaniel said, "and we hope that the people of the com munity will respond to this call as they have In the pa*t." Other members of the commit tee include Ben Ballard, Fred Wea ver, Bill Page. Dr. D. P. Hord, J. B. Falls, Joe Hedden and Clavon Kel ly. The band members will begin col lecting the toys at 9 ?. m. Saturday morning. ,

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