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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, August 21, 1952, Image 1

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s Mountain Merchants Offering ? Opportunity Days 99 Values This Weekend Population City Limit* 7.206 Trading Area V 15.000 (IMS Ration Board Fig urea) VOL. *2 NO. 34 ? ? : Kings Mountain's RELIABLE Newspaper 18 Pag os T oday Sixty-Second Year Kings Mountain. N. C.. Thursday. August 21. 1952 Established 1889 PRICE FIVE CENTS RECEIVES EAGLE AWARD ? David L. Mauney was presented the Eagle scouting award, the high est award in scouting at Court of Honor Thursday night. Mauney. the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Mauney. is the fifth of the Mauney sons to receive this award. In the above picture. Dr. W. P. Gerber ding is shown presenting the badge to Mrs. W. K. Mauney. she in turn is presenting the award to her son. Looking on is Mr. Mauney, who holds the Silver Beaver award, the highest award in scouting for scouters. Local News Bulletins METER RECEIPTS A total of $154.08 was collec ted from the city's, parking meters Wednesday morning according to a report by the city treasurer's office. WARE REUNION The annual Ware reunion of the descendants, of Jimmle ' Graham Ware will be held Sunday, August 24, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Wrape'. All friends and rel atives are invited to come and bring a picnic lunch. X-RAY UNIT Mobile X-Ray unit will be in Kings Mountain tomorrow (Thursday) from 10-12 in the morning and from 1-4 in the afternoon. The unit will be in front of Belk's Department Store. SUCCEEDS SMALL Jack Blanton of 102 Parker street has recently succeeded the late W. A. Small as shoe salesman for Kings Mountain areas. Mr. Blanton is reprOsen . tatlve for the Knapp Shoe < o. of Brockton, Mass, LABOR DAY HOLIDAY Monday, September- 1, is La bor Day and therefore a reg ular holiday for the Kings Mountain Merchants associa tion, Mrs. John Lewis, secre tary, said week. Majority of the city's retail stores cus tomarily close for Labor Day. TUESDAY FIRE Kings Mountain fire r^part- , ment answered a call Tuesday at 2 a. m. A smoke house own ed by Will Adams, colored, on East Ridge street was almost totally destroyed. EARLY INDUCTED William Pinkney Early, of Kings Mountain, was among eight Cleveland County men inducted into the armed serv ices via the county selective service board last Thursday, Mr. Early was designated leader of the group UONS MEETING Richard E. Kelly, of! Jwne, governor of Lion district 31 . , will address members of th Kings Mountain Lions club at their regular meeting Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock at Masonic Dining8 Hall according to an nouncement by W. L. PlonK, program chairman. CRITICALLY ILL L. J. (Jimmy) McGill, form er Kings Mountain cit'zen and Sn S W. *? McGill. is critical lv 111 In a Boston hospital, ac Xriln? to reports to relatives tiere. ICE CREAM SUPPEr Members of the Methotflat Youth Fellowship Central Me thodist church, will sell home made ice cream *ntf cake on the church lawn across from the City Hall Thursday from 4 to 6 p. m: . t Abbott Will Head Kiwanis Club Will Conduct 1952 Campaign This year's fund campaign for the support of the city schools band will be conducted by the Kings Mountain Kiwanis club, with L. E. Abbott as chairman, and. with a minimum goal of $1,500 Mr. Abbott, In announcing Wednesday committee heads for the fund campaign, sdid final plans would be mapped at the Thursday night meeting of the Kiwanis Club and that the drive dates had .been tentatively set for September 14-20, In what will be designated "Band Apprecia tion Week." Mr. Abbott, said he was also I designating all officers and di rectors of the Kiwanis Club as ex officio co-chairmen of the band fund campaign. Committee heads named by Mr. Abbott follow:' Industrial ? Arnold Kineaid and Aubrey Mauney. Residential ? Amos Dean and I J. C. Bridges. Commercial (along railroad between Ware & Sorts and over head bridge) ? ; W. S. Fulton, Jr., Joe Lee Woodward and J. L. Mc Gill. Commercial (Mountain and Cherokee streets) ? Rowell Lane and J.. H. Patterson, Professional ? Dr. R. N, Bak er and Dr. P G. Padgett. i Civic Clubs ? Rev. W. L. Press ly and Rev. -P. D. Patrick. Non-Licensed Firms Ordered Padlocked Kings Mountain business firms delinquent on the pur chase of city privilege licenses will be padlocked if the licen ses have not been purchased by September 1. according to resolution passed by the city board of commissioners Mon. day night. The resolution was unani mously passed. Privilege licenses were due on July 31. with penalty of five percent per month applying since that date. Charter Amended By Home B. & L. In a brief 15 minute session last Thursdaj, stockholders of Home Building & Loan association voted to change their' charter to permit unlimited share-holdings. The association had outgrown its original charter which limited shareholdings to oi.e million dol lars. The stockholders also piaced on the agenda for its ne\t meeting the question of whether it would abandon its constitution. A. If. Patterson, secretary - treasurer said this was the recommendation of certain state agencies. Mr. Patterson read the associa tion's financial statement at July 31, 1952, which showed total assets of $1,176,980.99. Savings shares were listed at $1,080,552.07, and the association reserve at $83,000. The report showed that mortgage loans of the association totaled $977,976.86, Commercial Powei Rates. Stadium Control Get Much Talk, No Action The city board of commission ers was In session more than three hours Monday night for the regular August meeting, but majority of the session was con sumed in discussion which re sulted in no conclusive actions. About 50 persons were present for the session, malority to a galn protest the power rate changes. Other time-consuming Item was a request, by A. B. Chandler that the administration of City Stadium be turned over to the Parks and Recitation com mission. Mayor Garland Still recom mended changes In the recently adopted commercial power rate schedule, but the board deferred action for study of effects of the mayor's proposal on gross reve nue. Action, was also deferred on Mr. Chandler's request, after lengthy discussion in which A. W. Klncaid, chairman of the city school trustees, and B. N. Barnes, superintendent of schools, praised the city administration, both for Improvements made to the sta dium and for administration of It Mr. Chandler based his request on a contention that the recrea tion commissioner should have ad ministration of all recreational facilities if it were to proceed with the proposed development of a new recreation plant. He also charged that the city's bookkeep ing was loose on stadium expen ditures, a contention warmly de nied by City Administrator M. K. Fuller and Commissioner B. T. Wright. Sr. Mr. Barnes, after reviewing the history of the stadium ? project, said, "The school could not do as well with the stadium as the City of Kings Mountain is doing and it is my opinion that the city can do more for the stadium, with less money, than any other body." He had pointed out that the school did oot have the equipment nor manpower required to keep the stadium in proper condition. Mr. Klncaid's remarks were in simi lar vein. The discussion was concluded with the suggestion that the school board and recreation com mission rumish the city with a ( Continued On Pag* Bight) Retailers Offering Big Bargain Lists Opportunities To Save Offered Area Shoppers Majority of members of the Kings Mountain Merchants asso ciation are offering special bar gains this weekend in a fall trade promotion named "Opportunity Days". The special promotion begins Friday morning and continues through Monday. Merchants in almost all catego ries ? apparel, jewelry, furniture, -food, appliance, auto accessories, and hardware ? are participating in the "Opportunity Days" fall opening event. Committee in charge of the pro motion includes Hilton Ruth, manager of Belk's Department Store, as chairman, and Q> \V. Myers, owner of Myers' Depa^ ment Store, and Harold Coggins, manager of Cooper's, Inc. Mr. Ruth said indications by other merchants is that special purchase and bargain-priced of ferings will meet, if not surpass, the association's "Dollar Days'' promotion of last May. "Plarts for the event were map ped two months ago," Mr. Ruth ?saiaT^and all merchants have been continually reminded of the dates chosen. Early planning is necessary to give time for special attention, to purchasing for such an event. '"The event was scheduled for the forthcoming weekend in or der to give Kings Mountain area shoppers a real savings opportu nity on almost all types of goods, for back-to-school apparel as well as housewares, kitchen utensils and other fal^ needs." Participating merchants will display in their windows and stores "Opportunity Days" ban ners and streamers, purchased especially for the trade promo tion. . ? Many of the firms are using ad vertising space in today's edition of the Herald to feature a por tion of their "Opportunity Days" bargains. No. 29 By-Pass Survey Made The State Highway & Public Works commission has beeii sur ve.Ving south of Kings Mountain for the purpose of locating a road-bed for Highway 29 which would by-pass Kings Mountain L. B. Peek, division engineer, said Wednesday that no money has been allocated for building of the road, only money for the survey, but that the eventual purpose is to link the Highway 29 by-pass with the new portion of Highway 29 now being con. structed in South Carolina which Joins the North Carolina portion at Grover. The survey, atf made, would mean that the by pass v/ould cut away from the present Highway 29 near the Charlie Moss proper ty, and crosses the York Road south of the Richard Owens res idence. Mr. Peek said that the highway commission expects to obtain sufficient right-of-way for a four .lane road, but that the first construction would probably call for building of only two lanes. Rooms Furnished As Memorials . i. The two private rooms in the Lottie Goforth Memorial wing of Kings Mountain hospital have been furnished In memory of the late Mrs. Billie Black Mauney and Mrs. Bess Gaidner Hoey, accord ing to announcement this week by Joe Dixon, business manager of the hospital. One room was furnished by Dr. W. L,. Mauney, in memory of his wife, while another was furnish ed by friends of "the late Mrs. Hoey. TO DURHAM George Moss, Kings Moun tain \t-ater plant operator, left for Durham Sunday where he will attend the thirteenth an nual North Carolina Water Works Association School. The flva. days sessions meets at Duke University. DIES SUDDENLY ? Bobby- Hord. 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Hord of Grover, died suddenly Wed. nesdory afternoon August 13. of a heart attack. He was a member -Of- the Kings Mountain Am<rirnn Legion Junior tcscbail team. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 4 o'clock from Mull's Chapel church, near Fallston. Rites Held Friday For Bobby Hord Funeral services for Bobby Hord, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Cleveland Hord, of route one, Grover, were conducted Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock Irom Mull's Chapel church near Fallston. Rev. N. S. Hardin officiated, assisted by Rev. Kenneth Hoili field and Rev. Park Moore. In terment was in the church ceme tery. Young Hord, who played Ameri can Junior baseball for Kings Mountain during the past season and for Grover in the Boy's Club League, had been playing ball shortly before his death. Follow ing the game he reportedly drank several soft drinks and later suf fered a heart attack at the State Line Service Station. He was pro nounced dead a few minutes after entering Shelby hospital. His death, doctors said, was the rqsult of a hemorrhage, causing the im mediate heart attack. A student at Grover high school, he was a rising junior. He was a member of the Grover First Baptist fhurch JIA organi zation. Surviving in addition ' to his parents are on<- sifter, Mrs. Carl Smith of Shelby: fivp ha ^f -bro thers, Calvin Hord of Martin's Ferry, Ohio; Joe. Eizle, and Ode] Hord of Gastonia; and Burgan Whltaker of Shelby*; and four half-sisters. Mrs. Glen Bowen of Grover, Mrs. Ben Causby of Kings Mountain, Mrs. Leo Heafner of Grover, route one, and Mrs. Ben Wright of Shelby. Members of the Intermediate RA's of Grover First Baptist church served as honarary and active palll?earers. They wore en signias. the form of an arm band, signifying their rank in the RA t'lass. Hord also wore an arm band, showing that he was a pape in the RA organization. Active pallbearers were Tom my Keeter. James McGinnjs, Har ry Beam Don Roark, Billy Mont gomery, Billy Wells, Charlie Mul linax, and Phil Gold! all of Gro wer. Honorary pallbearers were Malcom Tetter. Kenneth Tetter, Charles Bycrs. and O'Leary White, all of Grovor. UNION SERVICE Sunday night's union service for five city ongregations will be held at the First Presbyteri an church. The Rev. J. H. Then dall, pastor of Central Metho dist church will deliver the message. The" following Sun day's union service will be conducted at the A, R P. church, with Dr W. p. Gerber ding, pastor of St. Matthews Ltitheran church bringing the message. KIWANIS PROGRAM The Rhythm Kings, a seven man musical organization which has captured top rating in several *rea talent shows, will present a musical .pro gram at the Thursday evening meeting of the Kings Moun tain Kiwanis club Thursday night at 6:45 at Masonic Din ing Hall. Miller Contends Commercial Rate "Still Too Low", ' . ' j Max I. Miller, the Greensboro electrical engineer who recom mended the power rate schedules recently adopted by the city, in a letter to City Administrator M. K. Fuller dated August 11. stated that the city's commercial rate is "still too low", on the basis of comparison with the national ?average of commercial power rates. The letter follows: "If you will recall, at the meet ing I made the statement that the only thing that bothered me about the new rates was that the Com mercial Rate was too low by com parison with the Residential Rate. The reaction from the group was one of doubt, if you will remem ber. . "When I returned to Greens boro I found a release from the Federal Power Commission at Washington showing the U. S. National Average on electric bills for the entire country. The Na tional Average for Residential for 100 KVVII is $3.63. Your new rate is $4.50. The national average for Residential for 250 KWH is $6.79 and on your new rate $8.00. You w.i note that, in both cases your rate is higher than the National Average for Residential. On the Commercial Rate, the National Average for 750 KVVH is $27. -IS and on your new rate $26.80. "From ihe above you can readi ly see that I was not wrong when' 1 stated that your Commercial Rate is actually low. While I do not think you need any additional material, as I think things are pretty well straightened out, I thought you would be interested in having this for your own infor mation." The new commercial rate sche dule ha* brought strong protests to the city administration from a number of commercial users. Attention Called To Poultry Law City Commissioner James (Red) Layton called attention yesterday to the recently-enactfed city livestock ordinance, stating that some citizens have mis read or misinterpreted the portion of the ordinance relating to poultry raising. Persons growing chickens for their own consumption or use are not effected by the ordinance, Mr. Layton pointed out, though com mercial growers are required to maintain their /locks at least 400 feet distant from any residence, place of business, cemetery, park or playground. ATTEND CONFERENCE Miss Alice Averitt of Kind's Mountain 'schools, Mrs. Oveda ' Moss .<ixl Mrs. Miriam Allen of Cleveland County .schools are attending the annual stale conference for elementary school supervisors this week The conference which bogan Wednesday to continue throu gh Friday, is meeting' at Ca- ? tawba College this year, IN GERMANY Mrs. Lena Moeiler. of the Kings .Creek community, re cently flew to Germany, where she is visiting her former home at Wuest' .i Lippe and other sections. Sh& will also visit a cousin at Bethel Irtsiitute of Mercy, Bielefeld. City Boaid Hikes lail Fee To $3.50 Among Several Routine Decisions Among the actions of the city board of commissioners at Mon day night's meeting wore: 1) Increase of the city jail fee from 52.50 to $3.50. 2) A resolution instructing the mayor not to call special meetings except in case of "emergency". 3) Order for a building inspec tion by the fire chief and building inspector with a view to condem nation of certain derelict build ings. 4) Increase of the salaries of two electrical department line men by $15 per month, to $225 per month. 5) Order for installation of street lights on Morris street and on Cansler street, the latter in front of St. Paul's Methodist church. 6) Reimbursement to City At torney J. R Davis of $2250 for stationery supplies in preparing reports on the natural' gas mat ter. 7) Acceptance of a street pav ing petition for a portion of Juni | per street, subject to priqr instal lation of sewer and water lines. 8) Order for installation of a sewer line on Goforth street, from j Mountain to King Street. 9> Instruction, to the city ad minlstrator to supply sewage ser vice to M.-E. Hope, prior to other sewage installations. - 10 1 Approval of resurfacing by the city of several streets, re ported by the clly administrator in bad condition. 11 > Order to leave closed Car ! penter street, in the area of City | Stadium, until a fence is built on the east side of the stadium. On the last item, H. R. Parton had presented a petition, signed^ by several citizerts. requesting that the gates blocking Carpen ter street, be left open He con tended that the street had been long-used, and that its Closing damagd his Carpenter 9'treet pro perty. " A'l the actions were unanimous, with all mem1>ers present except Commissioner James Layton. REVIVAL SPEAKER ? Rev. Gra dy H. Hamby, of Asheville, pas tor and evangelist, will conduct a series of revival services at Oak View Baptist church on York Road beginning Sunday evening. August 24. Services will continue each night at 7:30 through Au gust 31, according to announce ment by the pastor. Rev. Earl Oxford. Rate Schedule i On Water Altered The city adjusted. Us water rate schedule slightly Monday night, eliminating a "hump" in its slid ing scale, of charges for water consumption. The new rate will be reflected with October 1 billings. City Clerk Joe Hendrick said. The rate change will have little effect on customers' total bills, or on city revenue, City Admin istrator M. K. Fuller estimating the change would lower city wa ter sales revenue about $200 an nually. Under the former schedule, a dopted a year ago, the rate ad vanced to 45 ccnts per thousand gallons, after a customer had used 10,000 gallons, then dropped back to 40 cents per thousand, before continuing its downward rate. Under the new schedule, after the minimum of one dollar for the first 3,000 gallons, the next ,S7 ,i k kj gallons consumed will be hille<1 out- at 10 cents per. thou sand'.' Otherwise, the ACiteduIc is I the same. ? , . The new schedule ' follows: ..... rrrs; 1 Up tu 3m gals i minimum/ ?! 00 Next .iT M '<r . 10.: Next 25M >? 35c ?Next 50M ''!? 30c Next 100M. 25c Next 2-S5M "it '22c ' Next 50OM 'i 20c i Next million ' ' 'j>. M 1 17c .Over 2 million n>, M/ 15c The schedule, it? use since last August was: Up to 3M i minimum) S 1 'X> 3M to 7M 3 10c 7M to'lOM 'n- fie I0M to 20 M- ?> 10c Next 25M U 35c Ne,\t 50M -V 30c Next 100M <i . 35c Next 28SM '?? 22c Next 500M ft 20c Next million gals. r' t ip. M> 17c; Over two million < p. M) 13>- ? Bames Reports Seven Additions To City Faculty Kings Mountain district board of school trustees set Tuesday. September 2, as school opening date and completed hiring the faculty, with one exception, at the regular August meeting held Monday at 5 p. m., according to report of Superintendent B. N. Barnes. The board set 8:30 a. m. Sep tember 2 as the opening date, with school to adjourn for the summer vacation on June 1, 1953. Holidays set included: one day in the fall for a teachers meeting, two days for Thanksgiving, two weeks for Christmas and two days for Easter. A general teachers meeting was set for whitcf faculty members at 10:30 a. m. on September 1 at Central school auditorium. David son schol teachers will meet at 1:30 p. in. on September 1. Seven teacher applications wore formally approved at the meeting Monday, leaving the Centra) pi ; a no instructorship as the only unfilled position, Mr. Barnes s.iid.- . Teachers employed were: Miss Margie Jane Whitesides, of Clover, S. C.? elementary. Mrs. Kate Settle Hughes, of Grover, elementary Miss Cornelia Jane 7'^Girt, of Salisbury, elementary. Mrs. Irene Addis, of Gaffney, S. C., elementary. Miss Margaret Susan Cole, of Forest City, city schools director of music, replacing Howard Co ble. Mrs. Margaret Blalock Leach, of Kings Mountain, Davidson elementary, Miss Ezella Demetra McCloud, * of Winston-Salem, Davidson ele mentary. Superintendent Barnes also re ported that the board approved a committee report to continue the j student ? insurance policy with Pilot Life Insurance Co. Under the plan, students pay one dollar premium for the nine months term of *he policy. The b-tit-d also voted to pay in surance premium.* for football playw.i out of proceeds from sale of program advertising space, he said. -. Mr. Barnes gave a report on his recent appearance before the state school board planning com mittee. Trustee Fred W. Plonk also made the trip. ? The board authorized Mr. Barnes to employ a secretary to replace Miss Catherine Bolick. city school teacher who has been secretary this summer since the resignation of Mrs. Mary Ann Kerns. The board afso discussed, Mr. Barnes reported, possibility of placing some school bond funds on interest. Chairman Arnold Kirtcaid and Mr.' Barnes were placed on a committee to investi gate the matter. Mr. Barnes also, reported that negotations for purchase of land for the new Davidson school ele mentary building are now under way. , Present at the meeting in add!-, t'ion to Mr. Barnes. Chairm;. . Kin caid. Trustee Plonk ar*d I..?ss Bo lick, were Trustees J. R. Davis and Mrs. II E. Lynch. j Swimming Rattler r Comes To Sad End ? ? - - A swimming rattlesnake, without water wings, was kill ed Sunday at Lake Montonia. According to report of Miss Faylene Falls, Tommy Baker while boating spied a rattle snake near the middle of the lake. He attacked it with a I paddle which was sufficiently damaging to stun the snake. Then Mr. Baker grabbed the rattler behind the bead and pulled him aboard. According to Miss Falls, who touched the rattles, there were five, plus buttons, indicating the snake was more than five years old. It was four feet long and bared three fangs. After proper demonstration, the rattlsr was decapitated, a sad end to its Sunday after noon swim.

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