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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, December 23, 1949, Image 1

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?if!' < -I 5K" ,?> ,n. ** POPULATION City Limit* (1946 Caiuua) 8.574 Immediate Trading Area 15,000 (1945 Ration Board Figures) v 1949 % ??*?" ^ j* A * . ^ . ? a?, t Vol. 60 no. si Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday, December 23. 1949 (PRICE FIVE CENTS Business Here Local News Bulletins LEGION DANCE Members of Otis D. Green Post 155, the American Legion, have scheduled a dance to be held Thursday, December 22, at the OHerndon Building on East Gold street. Music will be by the Ham Tick Band it was stated. JATCEE DANCE The annual Kings -Mountain Junior Chamber of Comerce dance will ibe held at the Country club Thursday night with music my the Gene Thnms Quintet. V HARRIS NAMED 9. OUie Harris, of Kings Moun tain, ;has been elected a vice-pres ident of the Brotherhood of the Kingfe Mountain Baptist associa tion it was anourtc^d this week. CHRISTMAS DINNER Annual Christmas dinner of the First National BanK. gWeu by the ? iKiv.v: ir?i Illimnii? laiamfloy ? ees of the bank, was held at Kings Mountain Country Club Wednes day night. - ? ! TEEN-AGE DANCE Members of the Kings Mountain Country Club Teen-A?e group are to be Quests at a New Year's dffriee to be held at t<he club next Thurs day evening, December 29, from nine to midnight. Music will be furnished by The Statesmen. Members of the group have the privilege of hrvtttng. two guests. PRESBYTERIAN SERVICE ' v Plans have 'been announced for a special Christmas service at . "First Presbyterian Church Sunday. Rolls will be checked at 10:15 and the Unified service will begin at 10:30 with the message, "Christ mas Day." The service wlW last enamour. V * ? < 1 ' * 1 - WATCH NIGHT SERVICE Special "Watch Night" service will be held at Central Methodist church on New Yetf i, ? at 10:45 p. m. with serving of refreshments In the basement. The worship pro gram will begin kt 11 p. m. and will end at 12:01 p. m. i METER RECEIPTS Parking meter receipts for the week which ended Wednesday to taled *188.49 as against a total of $193.05 for the comparable week In 1948 according to a report by S. A. Crouse, city clerk. ^ ?OTLD1NG PERMITS Building permits were issued during the last week to Ohariie Greer, on Wednesday, for construc tion of a shoe shine shop building near Davidson school, S900;. to Second Wesleywn Methodist chur ch, on Monday, for construction of a six-room parsonage on East Gold Street, 95400; jj id to (Rowell . ? Lane, also on Monday, for addi tion to garage, $25. m On Saturday Destroys We?t Home The new home of Mr. and Mrs. William H. West on Gold street ex tension off Shelby highway was completely destroyed by fire last Saturday afternoon . 7&*nr? Chief Grady King had not determined the cause of die fire. Unfortunately, he Reported, sane non -members of ? the fire depart ment, thinking they were helping fight the blaze, broke out some rear windows after the fire department toad the fire under control. , , The home had just been occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Wast. $18,000 Bond Oxdinances Are Advertised The City of Kings Mountain is advertising this week ordinances authorizing issuance of $9,000 in wa ter bonds and $9,000 in sanitary I sewer bonds, in accordance with ac ! tion of the city board of commis i si oners at the December meeting. According to law, the ordinances will go into effect on January 23, 1950, provided there is no objection, in the form of court litigation, by t^e voters of the city. In that even, the ordinance^ would have to be appro ved by the voters if enacted. As previously planned 'by the board, the city wiltu se $8,450 of the total of $18,000 to reimburse Cres cent 1-Iill 'Development Company and Glee A. Bridges for expenditures for public facilities Increscent HiH and on Landing street. The r t.iainder of the money would then be^available for water and sewer improvements. The ordinances also provide au> thorlty'ior the oky board of com missioners to levy taxes to pay the principal and (merest on the bonds. in the ordinances that iw&ttmsRsn open to public Inspeirtion. Under North Carolina law a city can issue bonds up to two-thirds the amount of the net debt retirement in the previous fiscal year, provided there Is no objection from the voters. Net retirement by . the city in 1948 49 was (28,000. Funeral Friday For Mis. Norman i Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Cooke Norman, 78, who died ?t the Home of a daughter, Mrs. Bert West moreland in Grover Thursday morn ing at 2:40, will be held at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon at Antioch Baptist church, of which she was a mem ber. . The final rites wiH be conducted by Rev. V. C. Ladd and Rev. Smoot Baker, and "burial wii; *ake place In the Antioch church cemetery. A resident of the Kirtgs Mountain Battleground road, Mrs. Norman was the widow of Mack Norman who died in 1941. She was the daughter of rhe late Edna and Aaron Cooke. Surviving are seven children, W?l ter Norman of Kings Creek, Johnny Norman, Gastonin, Mrs. Lawrence Turner, Lawndale, Mrs. Dent Wal lace, Dallas, and Mrs. Hoyhe Allen, Mrs. Bert Westmoreland and Mrs. Darvin Allen,, all of Grover. A bro ther, Wesley Cooke, of Belwood, al so survives. Also surviving are 40 grandchildren and 111 great-grand children. Another son, James Norman, was klHed in an accident In September. St. Matthew's Christmas Story 1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the King, behold., there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all ? the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him. In j Stores Observing Later Closing Hours ? ? ? Kings Mountain merchants will b* open later this weekend to ben : ettt last-minute shoppers for gifts. The merchants were scheduled to begin Saturday hours on Thurs day evening and to continue this schedule through Christmas Eve. til 7 o'clock, whi le grocery stores ?*d ether* will rsmalu open slightly longer. Monday Will bo. ? holiday for the merchants, whs will re-open en Tuesday morning. They will al so he Open Wednesday morning, i but will bo closed on Wednesday afternoon, resuming the custo- . mary Wednesday half-holiday which was suspended at the be ginning of the Christmas shopping season. Wright Faneial Set For Friday Funeral rites for Mrs. Elizabeth M. Wright, 88, Oak Grove citizen, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Long Creek Piesbyterian church, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Wright died at 7 o'clock Wednesday night in Shelby hospi tal. She had been seriously ill for the past week. v ?. Widow of Horace T. Wright, Mrs. Wright was the daughter of the late Margaret Oates and Jaoob Beam. She was a member of the Long Creek church. Surviving are two sons, Marvin and William Wright, both of Kings 1 Mountain, three daughters, Mrs. J. B. Ledford, of V-ale, and Mrs. S; . O. Sell and Mrs. Mary. Wright, both of Kings Mountain, 30 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The rites wHi be conducted by Rev. C. C. Crowe and Rev. Mr. Tea gue. Bethlehem of Judea: lor thus it is written by the prophet. And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda. art not the least a mong the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. Then Herod, when he had pri | vily called the wise men. enquir 1 ed of them diligently what time the star appeared. { And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said. Go and search diligent ly for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word I again, that I may come and wor j ?hip him also. When they had heard the king. they departed, and. lo. the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, til it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. Matthew 2:1-12. , Arnette Gives Up Bus Agency; Johti Yelton Is Temporary Agent - T Jack Arnette has resigned as bus j terminal agent in Kings Mountain \ and John CJake) Yelton, associated wi\.. Mr. Arnette for the past 10 years, has been named temporary agent. Odds are that Mr. Yelton will be the regular agent, Uowewer, he said this week that details aifc Mill to be worked out concerning improvement of the Esusrt King street site where the bus terminal la now located. According <to Mr. 'Yelton, plans are underway to convert the building Into a combination bus station-ser vice station, but details are incom plete. / Mr. Arnette tendered his resigna tion to officials of Queen City Trail ways and Atlantic Greyhound Cor poration last weekend. His resigna tion follows a long siege of difficult operations, in which he was faced with problem of securing a suitable location. On December 10, officials of the North Carolina Utilities Commis sion approved the location on East King Street, in spite of denial of ap proval by the city board of com [ missloners and in the face of unof ficial statements from the city that the site was too far from 'the cen ter of the city. Mr. Yelton said he hoped to have an annnounctfmerit on the proposed improvements Of the bus station in the near future. Geraldlne Rathbone Hit By Auto Tuesday Gerald Inez Rathbone,' 8-year-old girl who was Injured when struck by an auto Tuesday afternoon, was reported Abetter" and "holding her own" by officials of Shelby hospital Wednesday. The child, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Rathbone, of Phenix mill, was returning home from a Christmas play at her church when she reportedly ran Into the path of the automobile. The accident occurred at the corn er of North Piedmont avenue and Waco road at p. crt. Tuesday according to Investigating officers. Carirle L. Williams, at Sparta rrhif# S. C., was driver of the auto, a 1948 Packard. The vehicle was headed south on North Piedmont avenue at the time of the .accident. Shelby ^hospital officials reported that she suffered a serious concus sion and * fractured collar bone but her condition is not <belleived to be serious *t the present time. Mr. Williams, a salesman tor a Charlotte chemical firm, was re teased by Kings Mountain police. IWhad caned his Insurance agent and verified the fact that he had accident insurance Chief N. M. Parr said. The little girt reportedly told her mother after the accident, "I Just rsn out into the street? I didn't look to see it a car was coming" Chief Parr said, ' taVtes And Lions To Distribute $|||il|ls Cheer To City's Needy Members of the Lions olub and the Junior Chamber of Commerce are scheduled to gather at Mauney Hosiery Mill Friday night to pre pare Christmas boxes for distribu tion to needy families early Satur day morning. The two civic olubs have joined thrtr efforts again this year in dis tributing Christmas cheer to wor thy famtties who might not other wise hsve *?ad a visit from Santa Olaus. ;.v. v ? - A large number of members of the two clubs repaired toys Tuesday j night at Victory Chevrolet Company and spokesmen for the organizations expressed great pleasure at the lasge > number at used and1 worn to?s th%t 'had been gathered tor repair by mpmbers of the Kings Mountain school 'band. Band students made a house-to house pickup of toys pn December 15 and Director Joe Heddoo issued thanks in behalf of hi* croup for the splendid cooperation of the pub lic in the undertaking. List of families needing aid was prepared by the clubs with the as sistance of the Kings Mountain Red Crow office. v; Gift "boxes.wlll contain fruits; can dies. staple groceries and other Items along with toys for famMtas with children. The two clubs joined their Christ, mas gift activities tn 1M8 and the project met with much success club leaders noted. ??>,. : ? j. . 'ft i 9 Mail Cancellations Set Record Monday About the biggest Christmas rush la Kings Mountain, as it us ually Is. has b*a at the Kings Mountain postal flee. Nino extra employs?* in addition to tho regular staff hare boon working at Hp speed to got mail dispatched and incoming mail do ll vocod. - Peak day for outgoing maiL which sot a now rocord at tho post offlco was Monday "when cancolia tions totaled 25,018 ? some 34)00 above tho former record for one day. Outgoing mall has dropped off since Monday, but there has boon no let-up on incoming maiL Assistant Postmaster George Hord reports. He said the postoffice has sold more than 100.000 two-cent stamps during IMS, most of them this month. The nine extra employees help ing keep the Christmas mail mov ing are R. G. Plonk. Demauth Blanton. Martha Cox, Houston Black. Gus Gordon. George Toile son, Edwin Moore. Paul Bell and William Wright Mis. Neislei's Father Succumbs Funeral services were held Wed nesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the home for Thede H. Lutz, 77, of Shelby, father of Mrs. Hunter Neis ler, of Kings Mountain, who died Tuesday around 1:30 p. in', after an illness of seven weeks. Rev. Frank Jordan, pastor of Cen tral Methodist church, Shelby, of which he was a member, conducted the rites, assisted by Rev. Harlan Harris, pastor of Shelby First Bap tist church. Interment was in Sunset cemetery in Shelby. Mr. Lutz was a -member of one of the county's pioneer f am Hies, He was a son of the late John and Jane Hoyle Lutz and married the former Miss Dona Patterson. He moved to Shelby from his farm about 25 years ago and for a number of years work ed with the state highway depart ment. Survivors, tn addition to Mrs. Nels ler, include his wife, foiir daughters, Mrs. Paul Wellmon, of Clinton, Mrs. Frank Beam, of Winoton- Salem, and Mrs. Fay Overton and Miss Sadie Lutz, both of Shelby; three brothers Cicero, Forrest and Hoyle Lutz, of Cleveland county; and three sister*, Ml*< Georgia Lutz and M4*s Emma Lutz, both at Durham, and Mr*. Mary Ford, of Washington, D. C, A large number pf Kings Moun tain citizens attended the services. N FIRE STOfDAY Firemen answered a call to a house on- Bi^oe street early Sun day morning. J A, small roof fire was quickly extinguished {Local Industry , Planning Short Yule Vacations Kings Mountain readied itself for the final, last -minute -pre-Christmas rush this week. In general, business was good on all 'levels and in all phases, with, textiles, the prinei-pal barometer, planning to pause for a very whort holiday. The picture was much different from Christmas season 1948, when the Christmas holiday schedules were long and tedious "and had the immediate prospect of lengthening. This year, most industrial plants are ceasing operations Friday morn ing at the end of the third shifts and will resume operations ?jarly next week, some as early as Monday, some waiting until Wednesday. Longest scheduled holiday is /or Mauney Hosiery Company, which will close on Friday at 3 p. m. and resume operations on Monday, Jan uary 2, Craftspun Yarns, Inc., closes Friday and will resume operations December 30. Closing dcwn Friday morning and reopening Tuesday morning will be Burlington Mills, Park Yarn Mills, and Pauling plant of Neisler Mills.' Other Nelsier plants will reopen Wednesday morning. Mauney and Bonnie Mills and Kings Mountain Manufacturing Company will re sume operations on Monday morn ing, "w^ille Sadie M1M reopens on Monday at 2 p. m. SiiperioY Stone Company closes at noon and will reopen Tuesday morning. It will be a shorter holiday than last year lor retail sales personnel. The stores will close Christmas Eve and reopen Tuesday morning. Last year, the calendar gave retail# per sonnel a three-day holiday. Ware & Sons will follow the mer chants schedule, it was announced, and the city offices will be closed from Saturday noon until Tuesday morning, Kings Mountain financial institu tions wece planning a three-day hol iday, closing at the end of rhe bus iness day Saturday and reopening on Wednesday morning. This inelu ded the First National Bank, Home Building & Loan and Kings Moun tain Building & Loan. Officials of the bank announced regret over the "long" schedule but pointed out that the Governor had decreed the 27th as a holiday and banks are not al lowed to transact business on those daye. Several mills were planning to pay Christmas bonuses, with an nouncements from Burlington, Sa die, and Craftspun Yarns, while oth ersa were planning other gifts to employees. Otherwise, the Christmas sched ule called for Santa Claus visits foe the children, family dinners, gift giving and church -going. Free Cartoon Show Saturday At Joy 1 JM J ? 1 , A house full of children, both white and colored, 12 years of age and under, is expected at Joy Thea tre Saturday morning for the big Christmas free movie show sponsor ed Jointly by the theatre and the tfu trior Chamber > of Commerce, Snooks M<<Dantei, chairman of rhe program, announced this week. tile show Is scheduled to get un derway at 10 o'clock Saturday morn l"l, -id is to I Mure around 10 car toons ? Popeye, Three Stooges, Bugs Bunny, Tom the Cat, and oth ers. David Ca*i, owner of the theatre, announced this week that is is go ing to give free bags of popcorn to children attending the show. All chHdrpn, 12 and under, both white and colored, are invited to attend the show, Mr. McDaniel said.

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