The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, November 13, 1952, Image 1
t ? Population City Limits . . , 7.20G Trading Area 15.000 (1M5 Ration Board FiguxM) Established 1889 Kings Mountain's RELIABLE Newspaper Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, November 13, 1952 16 Pages Today Sixty-Second Year PRICE FIVE CENTS November Session Of Board Routine Local News Bulletins MEET WEDNESDAY 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. ATTENDS MEETING 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. CAKE SALE 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 Greensboro. CHICKEN SUPPER 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 Invited. 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 ing. HOSPITALIZED 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 ? morning. 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. Lions Continuing Rummage Sale 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 thought possible. 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. Overseas Mailing Deadline 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 Unsafe Buildings; Paisons Retiring ssst 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 Commissioner 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 gue. <uThe Friday game may wind up the grid season in Kings Moun tain as no other games are sche duled here, 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 vieek. 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 extensions. 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 first-class status. ; j ? 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 Raleigh. Kings Mountain College Students Are Honored Three King* Mountain students at as many colleges have been honored during the past lew days, according to Information received here. 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 ses. Timms Opening 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 limits. 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 Recreation Group 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 year. 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 ming pool. | 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 tom Under the ordinance, future ap pointments to the commission will be for five years. DIXON HEVtVAI. 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 District Meeting Attracts Crowd 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 dlst Church. 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 district secretary. 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 North Carolina. 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 Rites Thursday 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 nephews. ? ______ . .J Trustees To Open Nurses' Home 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 governments. 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 Methodist church. 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 ness. 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 children. National Guard Unit Gives Program 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 Thursday night. 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 service. Past Commander John W. Glad den presided at the meeting, at which only 14 members were pre sent. 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. WINS TRIP 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. Registering Brief 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. Club Schedules Floial Clinic 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 hle arrangements \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 shown. \ 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 Methodist Church. 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 Bethel church. 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 grandchildren. 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 translation. 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 peaked Robert Bird is director of the production. . Admission will be 50 cents for students and one dollar for adults. Books Aie Open Again Saturday 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 ward.' 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 following Saturday. 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 i pony. Floyd Bridges' Rites Conducted 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 Lumberton. 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 vive. - ? 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. First Baptists 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 auditorium. 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 ?resider.t's Night 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 tin. Dress for the event will be in formal. Members of the Kings Moun. tain Lijttle Theatre will present an entertainment program. The meeting, at Masonic Lodgt Hall, is at 6:45.