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Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, November 13, 1952
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Of Board Routine
Parents ? Teacher associa
tion of West School will hold
their regular monthly meeting
at the school auditorium Wed
nesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock
according to an announcement
received this week.
M. K. Fuller, general supper
intendent of public works, at
tended the annual meeting of
the North Carolina League of
Municipalities held in Raleigh
from Sunday to Monday.
Members of the Junior Wo
man's Club will sjjonsor a cake,
pla and candy sale Saturday
November 22, In Belk's De
partment Store. The sale starts
at 9:30 a. m. The proceeds will
go for the Children's Home in
A chicken supper will be gi
ven at the Masonic Dining Hall
Saturday night, Nov. 15, spon
sored by the WSCS of Grace
Methodist church. THe supper
will be served from 5 to 8.
Plates are $1.00. The public Is
COURT OF HONOR
Regular meeting of Boy Scout
Court of Honor will be held at
the City Hall Thursday night,
October 13, at 7:30 o'clock, ac
cording to an announcement
this week. Seouter roundtable
will be a feature of the meet
Jack Ruth, son of Mr. and
Mrs. H. L. Ruth, and Davidson
college football star, is a pati
ent at Mercy hospital, Char
lotte, where he is receiving
treatment for an illness tenta
tively diagnosed as glandular
fever. Mf. Ruth entered the
Charlotte hospital Monday af
ter being confined at the Dav
idson infirmary for. live dc.ys.
His condition was reported lit
tle changed on Wednesday
WINS. EAGLE RANK
Lawrence L. Lohr, Jr., mem
ber of Boy Scout Troop 244, Ra
leigh, received his Eagle a
ward at the Court of Honor
held Thursday night, Novem
ber 6, at the State Capitol's
Hail of the House of Represen
tatives. He Is ' the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Lawrence Lohr and
the grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
S. A. Mauney of Kings ?Moun
tain. Some of the work for his
his merit badges was done
with Kings Mountain Scout
Troop 2 while he was visiting
here this summer.
The Lions club will "continue
its rummage sale this weekend.,
E. E. Marlowe, project chair
man, said the sale would con
tinue on Friday and Saturday of
this week, and possibly for the
weekend of November 21st, pro
vided sufficient "inventory"
coyld b? added, and which he
The sale is being conducted In
the J. R. Davis building on West
Mountain street formerly occu
pied by City Floor Service. The
doors open at noon Friday and
are open all day Saturday.
Saturday noon is the dead
line for mailing Christmas
packages to oversea* service
men, Postmaster W. E. Blake
ly yesterday reminded parents
and friends of citizens serving
outside the United States.
Packages mailed by Satur
day noon will reach their am
?es destinations by Christmas
Mr. Blake ly pointed ml
He said packages are limited
to TO pounds In weight and
cannot measure more than 100
Inches In width and girth com
bined according to postal reg
ulations. Weight limit on air
parcel poet Is two- pounds, he
City To Condemn
the city s building Inspector at
the regular November meeting
Monday night and Immediately
iThHwf1 h,m to comPUe a list
of buildings unfit for occupancy.
The board also voted to con*
demn several buildings which the
new building Inspector said he
had already Investigated. Under
legal procedure, City Attorney J.
nn?2i ?*' Sa,<Vhe board has the
t0 ?ondemr? buildings as
*?d to allow owners 90
days to demolish them or to put
them in habitable condition.
Otherwise the session was prin
cipally devoted to routine busi
ness with the exception of airing
of an alleged dispute between
two city policemen Officers B F
rh.Hn^v, &ni} . Warren Ellison.'
a,r,ng of the dispute.
h^0 S' Davldson, said
Lloyd Davis told Chief Davidson
he thought the police department
was not getting the proper super
l l?nJ,tt8h0Uld- Chlef Davidson
replied that his lack of the em
Payment authority left his hands
Among other business of the
evening was acceptance of the
resignation of L. C. Parsons, ve
teran superintendent of public
effe5Uve January 1. Mr.
fha??"s' who has spent more
than 33 years as a city employee,
was vot*d a month's vacation
with pay and will terminate his
active duties December 1 The
board passed 'a resolution' com
mp.ndl"S Mr. Parsons for.his long
and faithful service as a city em
ployee and department head.
In other actions, the board:
1) Authorized the finance com
>Vfer,to Investigate a request
?f H. R. Parton to open a street
off Cherryville Road.
2) Authorized installation of a
six-inch water line to proved fire
protection on Stone street at the
request of Mack Murray.
3) Authorized repair to the side
walk at the Grier Sipes residence
which Mr. Sipes said the city had
left in bad condition when repair
ing N. Goforth street.
4) Authorized graveling of Ka
thleen street and * portion of
Crescent Hill drive.
5) Voted to accept a street deed
ror an extension of Mauney ave
nue from D. C. Mauney, the street
to be opened when funds become
Continued On Potge Eight
Free Football Game
At Stadium Friday
Kings Mountain's boys football
team will meet the Forest City
Midgets at City Stadium Friday
night at 7:30 p. m. There wiil be
no admission charge.
Dave Neill is coach of the
Kings Mountain entry, composed
of players from the East and
West teams of the recreation lea
<uThe Friday game may wind up
the grid season in Kings Moun
tain as no other games are sche
A large crowd is expected for
the game, which pits boys of
eighth grade age and lower on
the two teams.
City Delivery Route Extensions
Requested By Postmaster Blakely
Postmaster W. E. Blakely has
requested, In a letter to the as
sistant postmaster genera] dated
November 8, a department in
spection with a view to extending
ciiy delivery routes, according to
report by the postmaster this
In the letter, Mr. Blakely point
ed out that only very minor addi
tions to established routes had
btn?n made in the past six years
and that the heavy growth of the
city had brought many petitions
for city carrier delivery service.
He asked that the postoffiee de
partment send an inspector here
to investigate the need for route
Postmaster Blakely also found
in the recesses of the postoffiee
files an aged letter addressed to
then ? Postmaster S. S. Weir con
cerning the authorization of car
rier delivery in 1928, At that time
the postoffiee here had only one
regular clerk, plus an -auxilisry
?a* ? fJSSitiOL
clerk, in addition to rural route
carriers, Mr. Blakely said.
To<!ay, two city carriers work
full time at the business of get
ting the mall to Kings Mountain
homes, with one substitute carri
er also spending a portion of his
time at this work.
Kyral route service has increas
ed heavily too since 1928. In that
year, Mr. Blakely said, rural car
riers spHt routes averaging 30
miles each and serving only 46
boxes. Today, Rural Carriers Al
j fred F. Collins, Bryan Hord and
Lloyd Phifer have average routes
of 53.7 miles, and serve an aver
age of 467 boxes each.
"The figures show the heavy
growth enjoyed by Kings Moun
tain during the past 24 years,"
Mr. Blakely said.
During the period, receipts at
the postoffice here have grown
to the point that the Kings Moun
tain postoffice is now listed In
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STATE OFFICIALS AT GARDEN CLUB MEETING-? Shown above are officials of the state garden club
organization attending the DUtrict Three meeting held t Central Methodist churh here on November
5. Left to right are Mrs. J .E. Clanton, Miss Cora Harris and Mrs.E. A. Palmgreen. all of Charlotte. Mrs.
W. B. Carroll, of Siler City, Mrs. P. M. Neisler. of Kings Mountain, Mrs. Roy M. Homewood, of Chape!
HilL president of the state organization, Mrs. John Gray, Jr., of Statesville, Mrs. Ennis Jackson, of
Gastonia, and Mrs. Davis, of Statesville. Mrs. Neis ler presented Mrs. Homewood, who was the featur
ed speaker at the meeting. Also present, but not pictured, was another official, Mrs. R. O. Caveness of
Three King* Mountain students
at as many colleges have been
honored during the past lew days,
according to Information received
Charles Blanton, son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. D. Blanton, tied with a
nother University of North Caro
lina pharmacy student for the M.
L. Jacobs award for excellence
in pharmaceutical chemistry.
Jack Ruth, son of Mr. and Mrs.
H. L. Ruth, was among 13 David
son college students named for
Who's Who in American Colleges
and Universities. Mr. Ruth, presi
dent of the Davidson student body
and student council, was presi
dent of the junior class, vice
president of the sophomore class.
He is a member of Beta Theta Pi
fraternity and a former treasurer
of the Davidson "D" club.
Herman Mauney, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Carl F. Mauney, was
among 186 students at N. C.
State college to make the Dean's
List, which requires a minimum
"B". average on all college cour
New Food Store
Timms' Stop-n-Shop, a new self
service food store, will open for
business Friday morning at 8
o'clock, according to announce
ment this week by T. J. Timms,
owner of the new enterprise.
The firm occupies a new build
ing On Grover Road, near the city
Of concrete block construction,
the building is 74 feet wide by 30
feet in depth and is modernly
equipped with all-new floor fix
tures and Hussman refrigeration,
including equipment for meats,
frozen foods, dairy bar, and other
foods requiring refrigeration.
The building has Indirect light
ing and central heating, and as
phalt tile floor covering is used.
Ample parking area is provid
ed at the front Of the building,
and the firm will offer goods for
sale on a "cash only" policy.
Mr. Tirnms formerly operated
Timms Grocery. The latter busi
ness is now owned and operated
by his son, Eugene Timms.
As an opening weekend promo
tion, the firm is offering a paiF
of nylon hose with purchases of
$10 or more.
NEW CHAIRMAN ? Dr. P. C.
Padgett, King* Mountain physi
cian, has been elected chalnnan
of the city recreation commission
lor the coming year.. He suc
ceeds A. B. Chandler.
Padgett To Head
Dr. Phillip G. Padgett \<as
elected chairman of the city rec
reation commission Monday even
ing. as the .15- member group,
chose officers for the coming
Other officers elected at the
supper meeting were VV. K. Mau- j
ney, Jr., vice-chairman; Jack
White, secretary; and Q. C. Kelly,
treasurer. Mr. Kelly was reelect
ed. Dr. Padgett succeeds as chair
man A. B. Chandler.
Thirteen memt>ers of the
board, just appointed by the city
board of commissioners, were pre
sent at the meeting, held at the
Glenbrook. home of Mr, and Mrs..
W. K. Mauney, Jr.
The city commissioners had en
acted as first business of their
Monday night meeting an amend
ment to the city's recreation com
mission ordinance, which expand
ed the board from ten to fifteen
members, and also named the
members of the commission.
Principal business at the rec
reation commission session was
discussion of plans for farthering
development of a city recreation
plant. Dr. Padgett, Mr. Mauney
and Mr. Chandler were named as
a committee to communicate fur
ther with Burlington Mills Cor
poration concerning the site for
the recreation plant.
Tlie group also listed two pro
jects for immediate action during
the coming year as 1) develop
ment of public playgrounds and
2) construction of a public swim
| According to the amendment to ;
the recreation commission ordi
nance, the following members
were named; For terms expiring
in one year, Dr. Padgett, Rev.
P. D. Patrick, and Mrs. Jay Pat
terson; for terms expiring in two
years, Mrs. Harry Page, Hunter
Nelsler, and W. K. Mauney, Jr.;
for terms expiring in three years
A B. Chandler, Palmer Hudson
and Jack Hullender; for terms ex
piring in four years, G. C. Kelly,
Jack White and John Lathem;
for five-year terms, John Sma
thers, Fred Plonk and James Lay
Under the ordinance, future ap
pointments to the commission will
be for five years.
The Rev. Cfiaries W. Solomon,
well - known Montreat evang
elist, will conduct a week of
services at Dixon Presbyterian
church beginning Monday, No
vember .24 and continuing
through Sunday, November 3ft.
The services will be held each
evening at 7:30.
Garden Club members of Dis
trict three, including the coun
ties of Cleveland, Mecklenburg,
Lincoln, Rutherford, Iredell and
Gaston, gathered for their annual
meeting on November 5 In Kings
Mountain at the Central Metho- 1
Hostesses for the meeting were
the House and Garden, Kings
Mountain, and Open Gate Clubs
of Kings Mountain and the Bes
semer City Garden Club.
Registration was held in the
church entrance from 9:30 until
10:30 a. m.
Mrs. Moffatt Ware, chairman
61 the Kings Mountain Garden
Club Council, called the meeting
to order and Rev. W. L, Pressly
led the invocation,
Mrs. T. M. Shu ford welcomed
the guests and Mrs. D. A, French
of Gastonia responded.
Mrs. Ware then presented Mrs.
John. Gray, Jr., director of Dis
trict Three, who presided over the
morning session and the luncheon
held at the Woman's Club.
Mrs. Ennis Jackson of Gastonia
was elected to succeed Mrs. Gray
as district director in the spring.
Mrs. Dean French was elected
Mrs. Mary Kceter soloist of
BessemPr City sang "In An Old
Fashioned Town", accompanied
at the piano by Mrs. D, V. Mat
thews also of Bessemer City.
During ihe business session the
various state officers Spoke brief
ly on different phases of North (
Carolina Garden Club work,
One of the most interesting re- j
ports, especially to Kings Moun- j
tain, was given by Mrs. G. E. j
Bridges, chairman of the Kings \
Mountain rose project, who told
of rose planting activities involv
ng the entire city. The project is
destined to continue until the city
will truly be the rose city of
Mrs. Sam Davis, president of
the House and Garden Club re
ported that our city is to become
a bird sanctuary, and that Miss
Alice Averett. director of public
instruction in the city schools is
cooperating in the organization of
junior garden clubs throughout
the city schools. Al?so a new pro
ject is to organize, a garden club
for business women.
Mrs. Car) Mauney, president of
the Kings Mountain Garden Club,
gave a splendid report including
landscaping the Kings Mountain
hospital, garden therapy, plans
for a spring flower show, and re
cent organization of a new club
Mrs. Claude Hambright in her
report from the OPen Oate Club
told of their 'contribution to the
Elizabeth Gardens, participation
in the local rose project, and in
Continued On Page Eight
For John I. Ray
Funeral services for John J.
Ray, 77, affectionately known by
many as "Uncle John", will he
held at his home on Dilling street
Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. |
Rev. W. P. Gerberding and Rev.
J. W. Phillips, pastor of First
Wesleyan Methodist church, will
officiate and burial will be In
Mountain Rest cemetery.
Mr. Ray, who at one time oper- j
ated a popcorn stand on Mountain
'street uptown, died Monday night
at 9:55 o'clock at his hojne follow i
Ing a serious illness of one week
He was the son of the late F.
W. and Jane Ray and was the
last gurvivor of his immediate
family. He leaves 27 nieces ardi
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Trustees To Open
Bids November 21
The county hospital board *of
trustees will open bids on the
Kings Mountain hospital nurses
home Friday morning. November
21, at 10:30, according to an
nouncement yesterday by Robert
Mosor. administrator of Clev6;.
land County hospitals!
The trustees" meeting will be
held at Kings Mountain hospital,
with two representatives of the
Nortii ? Carolina Medical Care
Commission also to littend, as
well as representatives of the ar
chitectural firm, V. W. Breeze
and Associates, of Shelby.
Separate bids haw been invit
ed for the general contract;
plumbing contract, heating con
tract and electrical ton tract.
Plans call for a 13-IVed. nurses'
home of modern-type construc
tion, conforming in architectural
detail to the hospital plant.
It is to bo built on the north
west corner of the hospital' pro
perty on North Juniper street.
Original estimates of the cost
of the construction is $-10,000, with
funds to be provided jointly by
the federal, state and county
Plans for the nurses' home
were approved by the North Car
olina Medical Care commission
several weeks ago. .
Rites Held Monday
For Mrs. Lattimore
Funeral services for Mrs.
George R. Lattimore, 86. grand
mother of Mrs. Jack White qf
Kings Mountain, were held Mon
day at 2:30 p. m. at PolkviUe
Rev. I. V, Jones, Rev. A. C.
Kennedy, Jr., and Rev. J. C. Goare
officiated and burial was in the
Lattimore Family cemetery. ...
Mrs. Lattimore died at tlie
home of her daughter. Mrs. E. G.
Spurling, in Fallston Saturday at
3 p. m. following an extended ill
She was a member of Big
Springs Baptist church.
Also surviving are one son,
Boyd Lattimore of Polkville, a
nother daughter, Mrs. Edward
CUne of Fallston, six other grand
children and five great-grand
National Guard Unit
Members of. King's Mountain's
National Guard company present
ed the program at the regular
November meeting of Otis t>.
Green Post 155, the American lye
gion, held at the Legion Hall last
The unit displayed and demon
strated equipment and weapons
now allotted for its use.
Capt. Humes Houston, company
commander, urged Legionnaries
to inform young men of below
draft age that National Guard
service would exempt them from
being called to duty by selective
Past Commander John W. Glad
den presided at the meeting, at
which only 14 members were pre
Past Commander Glee A. Brid
ges welcomed I^eonard Ware as
new member and presented him
a pin. "We are members of the
American Legion, not mainly for
i ourselves, but for our comrades,"
} Mr: Bridges said in welcoming Mr
j Ware to membership.
I?is Gamble, daughter of
Mr. and .Mrs. Leonard Gamble,
of Route 2. Kings Mountain,
has been selected as one of the
State's 4 H Club winners of a
trip to Chicago to the National
4-H Club Congress, according
to announcement this week by
Mrs. Julia Dobson, assistant
home demonstration agent.
Miss Gamble was * winner in
the home canning division.
For Bond Election
*? '*? ' ? - ? * ' A ? ?
TO CONDUCT CUNIC ? Mrs. W.
Harold Wilson, oi Greenville, S.
C., will conduct a flower arrang
ing clinic here next Wednesday
under sponsorship of the Open
Gate Garden club.
Mrs W Harold Wilson. of
Greenville, S. C. will conduct a
flower arranging clinic, here next
Wednesday at First Presbyterian
churcji under sponsorship of the
Open Gate Garden club, accord
ing to announcement this week
by .Mrs. W. M. Gantt.
The two-Session clinic will be
conducted from 10 a. m. to noon,
and from 1 p. m. to 3 p. m., with
! lunch to be served at the church,
Mrs. Gantt said. Registration fee
for the session is ?2 with the
luncheon fee $1. Mrs. Gantt said
that the public, as well as gar
den club members, are urged to
attend the clinic, which will em
ph. isi/.e .holiday, church and ta
\Trs. Wilson is -a leading au
thority on flower arrangements,
Mrs. Gantt said and was otic of
four persons <rn ,the Eastern sea
board selected to exhibit in cob
nection \sitj) tiv opening sale of j
Mafic Johnston Forte's best sell j
iftg book on flower arranging. )
Mrs Wilson ^ is named by j
South' Caroliiia to represent its I
State Garde A Clubs in flowcr-ar'-'
ranging < ompct it ions of t he Na
, tional Council (if Garden Clubs
at Riloxi. Miss, last year, and
Mrs. Wilson captured second
place among the 18 exhibits
Rites Are Held
For Mrs. Philei
Funeral services for Mrs. Mara
Lambeth Phifer, 72, who died at
her home on Shelby highway
Monday night at 8 o'clock after
a year's illness, were held Wed-'
nesday at 3 p. m. at El Bethel
Rev. M. ? Leftwich, the pastor,
and Rev. R. L. Forbis, former pas
tor, officiated and burial was in i
the church cemetery.
Mrs. PhMer was a native of
Cleveland County and was the
wife of Arthur Phifer, who .sur- !
vives. She was a member of El
Other survivors include a 1
datighter, Mrs. Wan/a Goforth of
Kings Mountain; *four .brothers.
W. A. Harmon, Marvin Harmon
and P. K, Harmon all of Kings
Mountain, and Tom Harmot) of
Gastonla; four sisters, Mrs. Ix?c
Whisnant. Mrs. John Etters and
Mrs. Edith Goforth all of Kings
Mountain, and Mrs. Annie Patter
son of Dawson, Ga,; and -two
Glass Roots Opera Association
To Give Performance Tuesday
Opera in English will <'ome to
Kings Mountain Tuesday when
the Grass Ro;>t s Opera Associa
tion, a ii n't of r^o iiu'vorsify of
North Carolina's extension divis
ion j icstnts DonzlneJls comedy
"Don Pasquale" at the high
| ;?hool auditorium.
Two performances Will be gi
ven, a matinee at 1 o'clock Tues
I day afternoon, primarily for the
benefit of students, and another
performance at 8 o'clock.
The nine- member cast will
sing the opera in its English
The Grass Roots OperaTissocia
tlon, which came Into being In
1919, Was the idea of a Raleigh
lawyer, A. J. Fletcher. Mr. Flet-ch
er's purpose was to give singers
a chance to develop their abili
tles.and to take op^ra to the av
erage man in the street
During the past two years, the
association has presented more
than 100 performances through
out North Carolina and Virginia,
and has received acclaim from
communities in which it has ap
Robert Bird is director of the
Admission will be 50 cents for
students and one dollar for
Books Aie Open
For Bond Vote
Itojjistratiuh for the special oijty
sevvef improvements.- bond elee-. ?
tl'Ui. ti? J>e cVuuhictcd December
.(>, was very slight on I lip opening
registration day- lasl Saturday,
i.uvordihg to partial reports re
ceived from tlie registrars.
Paul l.edford, Ward 4 regis
trar,- said, only five names were
.added to the jkdl books in his
Books will he open again Sat
urday, from "9 a. m to sunset, at
all Ward polling places, in order
that citizens not now registered
may make themselves eligible
to vote in the special bond elec
tion. Tlie books will be open for
the final registration day on No
vember 22: Challenge Day will be
Saturday, November 29, with the
voting to be conducted on the
Voters will answer "ves" or
"no" to a question on whether
the city shall issue $<><)0.<)00 in
bonds to bo used for improve
ments to the sewage disposal
system, line extensions, and oth
er sewer system requirements.
' The registrars will be at "these
-polling places for two successive
Saturdays to list new voters and
to handle transfers:
Wards 1 and 2.; City Mall
Ward 3. Phenlx Store.
Ward 4. Kings Mountain Man
ufacturing Company elubrooni.
Ward 5, Victory Chevrolet Com
Funeral services for Floyd
Bridges. 39, of Ml. Pleasant, for
mer Kings Mountain resident,
were held Friday at 2 p. m. from
'Bethlehem Baptist church.
Rev, Kenneth Jlaglejr and Hev.
VV. Camp officiated and burial
was in the Church cemetery.
Mr. Bridges, a di;irymap, died
Wednesday at 9 ft. ni. of a" self
infhetV'd gunshot .wound in the
head, according to Hobeson Coun
ty Coroner D. VV. Biggs.
He had traveled from his home
In- Mount Pleasant to L.umberton
on dairy business. The shooting
took place on the outskirts of
He was a native of Cleveland _
County, moving from here to Mt.
Pleasant, near Lumberton. He
was a member of Bethlehem Bap
tist church and was foremerly cm
ployed by Archdale Farms.
The body will remain at Harris
Funeral Home here until, taken
to the church for the rites.
He was the son of Mr. ar.d Mrs.
F. P. Bridges bf Grover, who sur
? Other survivors ' include his
wife, Mrs. Maud Bell, Bridges; a
soil, Bobby Bridges of the home;,
four daughters, Mrs. James Hag
ler of -Mt. Pleasant, and Miss Faye
Bridges, Miss Shirley Bridges
arid Miss Betty Bridges all of the
home; a sister, Mrs. Alma I >ee of
Kar.napulis ; and one grandchild.
To Launch Drive
' Sunday has ,>een designated
Victory Day at First Baptist
church, with the opening of a
building fund campaign with the
eventual goal a sufficient fund to
remodel and expand the church
Announcement was made by
Yates Harbison, chairman of the
building fund drive.
Mr.. Harbison .'said that mem
bers of the church are being ask
ed to make an offering of a half
week's earnings or its equivalent.
^.wanis To Observe
Thursday night's meeting of
the Kiwanis Club will be a ladies
night affair, as the club observes
President's Night, according to
announcement in the club bulle
Dress for the event will be in
Members of the Kings Moun.
tain Lijttle Theatre will present
an entertainment program.
The meeting, at Masonic Lodgt
Hall, is at 6:45.