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Kings Mountain, N. C.t Thursday, November 20, (952 Sixty- Second Year
PRICE FIVE CENTS
. -Members of the Junior Wo
man's Club will sponsor a cake,
pie 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
Regular meeting of the Kings
(Mountain Klwanis club will be
held Thursday evening at 6:45
at Masonic Dining hall. ' ' The
club will not meet the follow
ing week on Thanksgiving
night, it has been announced.
W. W. Smith, Rutherfordton
insurance executive, will ad
dress members of the Kings
Mountain Lions club at their
meeting Tuesday evening at 7
o'clock at Masonic Dining Hall.
City firemen answered a fire
alarm Tuesday at 12:40 p. in.
below tho Joy Theatre on
Mountain street and quickly
extinguished a grass fire. No
damage was reported.
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A totaj of $141.42 was collec
ted from the city's parking me
ters Wednesday morning ac
cording to a report by the city
C. D. Fortune, a "member of
the state highway patrol, has
replaced W. D. Sawyer who has
been transferred to Brevard.
Officer F6rtune will work out
of Kings 'Mountain and will
move his family here.
Young people of First Bap
tist church are asked to meet
at the church at 6:30 Wednes
day evening to go to Lake Cra
wford picnic area. The picnic
has been planned for all col
lege students and young peo
ple, Mrs. Yates Harbison said
in making the announcement.
W. K. Mauney, of Kings
Mountain, was elected to a
three-year term as a member
of the executive hoard of the
Lutheran Brotherhood of North
Carolina at the 30th annual
state convention held Tuesday
at First Lutheran church, Al
A chicken and dumpling sup
per sponsored by the Willing
Worker's class of Second Bap
tist church will be held at the
Old Mill clubhouse Saturday
evening from 5-7:30 o'clock,
plates will be sold at $1.25 and
cakes and pies will be for sale,
a spokesman for the group
A Lord's Acre festival spon
sored by El-Bethel Methodist
church, will be held Saturday
evening beginning at 5 o'clock
Chicken pie plates will be sold
for $1.00 with auctioning and
sales of hot dogs and ice
cream to follow. Proceeds will
go toward erection of a new
CENTRAL P-TA MEETING
Central parent ? Teacher As
sociation will meet at Central
school auditorium. Tuesday af
ternoon at 3:30. Program fea
ture will he presentation of a
play entitled "High Pressure
Areas," to be given by the
high school home economics
department, under direction of
Mrs. Audrey Page. The meeting
was advanced from Wednes
day, due to Thanksgiving hol
loy cees To Sponsor
Kings Mountain Junior Cham
, ber of Commerce will agin spon
sor' the "Buy a Can, Leave a Can?
project as a Christmas promo
"X ;V/ -wP
Vice-President J. T, McGlnnis
made the announcement.
Citizens will b# asked to sur
chase staple grocery items wMIe*
doing their pre-Christmas ' gro
cery buying for deposit boxes at
participating stares. Goods col
lected will be distributed to nee
dy families for Christmas.
Luco Fails Hi chairman of the
1 club's Christmas activities com
rT^V-i ?? -frf
Of Bed Cross
Annual meeting ol Kings
Mountain Chapter, American Red
Cross, will be held Thursday
evening at 8 o'clock at City Hall
courtroom, according to an
nouncement this week by Rev. W.
L. Pressly, chapter chairman.
Business will Include presenta
tion of reports on the past year's
activities by officers and commit
tee chairmen, . and election of a
fund drive chairman, four direc
tors and a chapter chairman.
Members of the Red Cross,
which Includes all persons hold
ing a one dollar membership card
for the current year, are voting
members of the Red Cross and
are being urged to attend.
"We are particularly anxious
for the members to attend the
annual meeting," Mr. Pressly
said. "The Red Cross Is doing a
good work and the officer* and
directors would like for all mem
bers to hear the reports of work
accomplished and to participate
In the election of officers for the
GASTONIA ? Kings Moun
tain, steeped In historical drama,
might be the setting for a movie
sometime in the not-too-distant
This was revealed last Satur
day when the three screen stars
and a Hollywood writer visited
Qastonia. : ?
Robert Hardy Andrews, film
writer accompanying Rod Came
ron,. Chill Wills and Alice Kelly
on a promotion trip, told a re
porter he was seriously thinking
about writing the script lor a
movie about Kings Mountain.
"I've been thinking about do
ing a movie on Kings Mountain,"
said Andrews, "for quite some
time. On the trip, I've noticed
markers along the highway tell
ing about the battle of Kings
Mountain. We've never had a
movie about this battle and the
events leading up to it"
He said that, after doing a lot
of reading about the battle, he
had come to realize that it was
the turning point of the Revolu
"With all sincerity," he contin
ued, "I think I can say that a
movie will be made here one day
not too far away."
He said that actors and actress
es, directors, equipment and
everything necessary in making
a movie would be brought to
Kings Mountain if it were decided
to make the movie.
"Right now", he concluded, "I
believe it'll be made."
Special ceremonies at Kings
Mountain hospital commemorat
ing the unveiling of the portrait
of the late Lottie Goforth, hos
pital benefactress, which had
been tentatively scheduled for
Sunday, have been temporarily
postponed, Robert Moser, county
hospitals administrator, said
The postponement was neces
sitated by the illness of Joe
Dixon, Kings Mountain hospital
business manager, who is a pa
tient in Shelby hospital, Mr. Mo
In Yule Contest
ed this Bank' ann?unc
wi)? i5Kk 8P?nsorshlp of a city
ssisssr- do??ay *?
**,' A' Wan?- chairman of
the Garden Club council made
Cash prizes of five dollars each
ners, while the grand prize of a
$2o savings bond will go to the
TU"tP m?st outstanding of
all. The First NaUonal Bank
SSK? RtS!f prlzes' Wh,,e a11 de"
1 contest are beinc
su? by "? G?d? ?ss
wiIrlr,'?rJdoorway decora titms
sions* n Wln"ers ln ^ese divi
ns. Non-garden club residen
ccs Burlington Mill residences
fex SS residences, Loom!
lex Min residences, Pauline Mill
KSS K*"s m,".'
uracturing company residences
MW?S Mm *w. Sadie
Mauney Mill resi
i J M111 residences, Gar
fill out entry blank, noting nam?
fes^thi Snd dlvU,on ot the con
waJd thl ah,? e"terlng. and for
ward the blank to the contest
committee, either by mall to Post
office Box 764, Kings MounS"
at GrifflnPnlng V" entry bo*e*
t Griffin Drug Company, Kines
& n*"., Dn'e Company, the
rst National Bank or Kines
Mountain Herald. g
anrf"^ d?adlin^ ,s December 20, I
formin ,?? t0T" jUdges w111 fie
(lay's 3?^ 'S PHWM
^Commenting on the contest
Mrs. Ware said, "The First Na-'
tional Bank is again opening a
nCbMpay *? another gesture of
shin hJ rrvicc and good citizen
?ship by supporting a community,
wide contest which will be of
iffe-f ! ,0 ,he comn?nitv. The
idea is not a new one and has
?d" ,fhaCtirPd ln New England
nnM ^?r communities over the
nation for many years
tal'^ht1^ is t0 debdra'P the por.
tai, the doorway to the home to
the ' ! the decorat??ns around
smrit ofThH /? the home the
spirit of Christmas, of peace anrt
good will toward men.
i,JIrhe x Garden Club council
hopes that participation in the
contest will be heavy," Mrs Ware
continued. * arc
Entry blanks may be obtained
at the First National Bank, Grlf
Comna i KingS MoUntain ' Drug
Companies and at the Kings
Mountain Herald, in addition fo
those appearing in the Herald.
Judging of the contest will be
based on three major points as
sC abiSlitv0r|Rina(,i,J' 40 pprcem"
suitability uf material, .30 percent
and general appearance, 30 per
City Facilities Greatly Expanded
Since Parsons Joined Force In '19
Kings Mountain's public facili
ties have improved immeasurably
in the past three decades, and L.
C. Parsons, . retiring soon after
more than 33 years of continuous
service as the city's man-in
charge of utilities, has seen all
the Improvements In that period.
There were few paved streets
and a meager 250 power Custo
mers, when Mr. Parsons Joined
the city on March 1, 1919. Today,
there are 33-plus miles of In-city
streets, many of them paved and
more than 2,000 persons use city
power in their homes and bus!
ness- establishments r
: Mr, Parsons, who for the past
several years has worn the title,
superintendent of public works.
Is retiring effective January 1.
though his active service with
the city will end a month earlier,
the board of commissioners hav
ing voted him a month's vacation.
Mr. Parsons, a native o 1 the
Ellerbe, N, C. area, first came
to Kings Mountain December 22,
Continued on Page Might
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TEMPLE REVIVALIST ? Evan
gelist Walter "Jeff" Davis, above,
of Geneva, Ky.. is conducting re
vival services at Temple Baptist
church every evening through
Revival services at Temple
Baptist church are to continue
through next Wednesday night
with Evangelist Walter "Jeff"
Davis, of Geneva, Ky., delivering
addresses each evening at 7:30
Rev. David N. Morris, pastor,
made the announcement. The ser
vices began on Monday night
Rev. Mr. Morris will also con
duct "Chalk Talks" as a part of
the revival services.
Orln White, church chol-lster,
will conduct the singing at the
services and the youth choir, un
der direction of Carl Gimms, will
render special numbers.
"The public is cordially invited
to attend these services," Rev.
Plans for Kings Mountain's
annual Christinas -opening cele
bration, a promotion of the Kings
Mountain Merchants association,
were going lorward this week,
according to announcement by
Glee E. Bridges, chairman of the
committee in charge of arrange
The event, which will formally
o?en the Christmas shopping sea
son in Kings Mountain, is sche
duled for December 4 at City Sta
The association has varied its
plan for Ihe opening this year.
Rather than a parade, the associ
ation will hold a Christmas party
for children at City Stadium.
Santa Claus will make his an
nual pre-Chrlstmas visit to the
city as the chief feature of the
occasion, treats will be given the
children, and several organiza
tions will participate irt the pro
gram being arranged by B. S.
Peeler, Jr. The Kings Mountain
city schools band, directed by Joe
Hedden, the Ministerial associa
tion and other groups will have
a hand in the party.
Customarily. the opening
marks the turning on of Christ
mas lights in the business dis
Mr. Bridges tild the transpor
tation arrangements for the San
ta Claus visit are not yet com
plete, but that final plans will be
Holiday To Mark
Thsank^lvl"g this weekend
Special church services win h?
Wh In rpt ?. clty's lurches,
? f<2ai.Tohne) ar^ look'
^ - ? a and one
Accord hi pP"?e orrt ,hpir duties,
i? * ,Q nction of the
S SUnlain Merchants' asso
25? &5?JS VVil1 e,"S0 as usual
final mii d?y at noon ^r the
fore rlri i half-holiday be
. -nfistmas. Tho regular half
day will dovetail with a ill day 's'
^ ^ h6,iday- as Pro
Ia\Vs ?. association's by.
weekend Mi^V' dosing wi!h
dayUafi'eSoedU'?S "*Xt Wec,nes"
?hfCCt'nR ,0 fo"w regular' in '
ching schedules. l?Uiar t on
Special services have been in
thew's Lutheran churches First'
c^ft,84hchrh, rul ^ttsiS
Think! ?^ g ing service on
8 o'clock6 me" ?' the church at
? 0<therThfla?|kSglVing m?mlng.
uther activities will incii,H?
some football game ip il hC
day.''0 t^e?n^h "h'olf I
Seeks Workers J
civ^i r,LUnteer registration for
SftU Ki"-S Mountain and
Ss has urTHDireCt0r ?,liG "?r.
7? nIUrged everyone to join
the local organization
Mr. Harris said that somo wn
Kings Mountain cIUzmu ?re ne?S
fijor civil defense p?s,,S
Registration only indicate* ?>
cuizens willingness to woJk in1
bir??" ? needed ,
35? mak? on^ a full-fledged '
ml defense worker, Mr Harris I
Pointed out. "a iris
Registration cards are availa- I
hie to anyone wh owishes to siim
HaS' car J* ?',tained from Mr. I
"ed'te^cS *? '*
Citizens who have previousJv
Byron To Speak
At Services Here
Dr. Lloyd B. Byron, of Char
lotte, new North Carolina district
superintendent of the Church of
Nazarene. will speak in Kings
Mountain e* two services Sunday.
On Sunday morning at 11
o'clock services, Dr. Lloyd will
deliver the sermon at First
Church of the Nazarene. On Sun
day afternoon at 3 o'clock, he
will conduct dedication services !
at Park Grace Church of the Na
Again, on Tuesday evening, he
will address a "get acquainted"
rally, at Park Grace Church of
Announcement was made ' by
Rev. C. E. McKenzle, pastor of
First Church of the Nazarene.
Dr. Byron recently came to
North Carolina from the pasto
rate of the college church at Kan
OFFICIAL ENTRY BLANK
Christmas Decorated Door Contest
Street and Number . .. .
Place a check mark in square to designate the division in which
you will enter:
Kings Mfn. Mfg. Co.
) Bonnie Mill
) Mauney (Mill
) Park Yarn Mill
) Margrac* Mill
) Colored residents
Y Non-Garden Club residents
Garden Cluto residents
Entry blanks must be in not later than noon, Saturday, December
20, 1958, and Judging will be between 6 p. m and 9 p. m., December
22, 1992. I
Pill In, clip and mail to P. O. Box 764, Rings Mountain, N. C. ?
Sponsored by the Garden Club Council of Kings Mountain.
Bond Election Registration
Period Will End Saturday
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WINS AWARD ? Carl B. Moss,
now in the army and a recent
graduate of King's Business Col
lege. at Charlotte, won the high
est of Jour accounting awards
i given by the school at the com
mencement exorcises held last
Moss Wins King's
Carl B. Moss, son of Mr, and
Mrs..M. 13. Moss, received scho
lastic honors at the annual com
mencement for Kind's Business
College Wednesday night, No
For his excellent record,, he
won the highest of the four ac
counting awards, the coveted
senior accounting medal. Mr.
Moss, who graduated from Kings
Mountain High School, Is now
Private Moss with the 10th In
fantry Division at Fort Riley,
Among the 130 graduates, ot
hers from Kings Mountain were:
Faye Carpenter, Bookkeeping
Typewriting, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John F. Carpenter; Virginia
Ledford, Bookkeeping - Typewrit
ing, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.
The graduates and their guests
were entertained at a banquet In
tlie grand- ballroom at the Hotel
Charlotte immediately preceding
the graduation program.
Dr. Harold Hopkins, Executive
Secretary of the National Asso
ciation and Council of Business
Schools, delivered the graduation
address, "Lost Horizons."
For Moss Infant
Funeral rites for Phyllis An
nette Moss, four . month - old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
J. Moss, were held Monday after
noon at 3 o'clock at the Linwood
Road home of the parents, with
Rev. B. F. Austin conducting the
rites. Burial was in Mountain
The child died at 8:30 Sunday
Surviving, in addition to the
parents, are a brother. Gary
Moss, and a fcister. Sheila Moss.
The county hospital board of
trustees will meet at Kings
Mountain hospital Friday
morning at 10:30. to receive
-bids on the building of a 13
bed nurses' home. Bids have
been Invited for general, elec
trical, plumbing and hpating
i FUNERAL THURSDAY ? Will L.
Blackburn, veteran constable
police officer and farmer, died
suddenly ? early Wednesday
morning after suffering a heart
attack. Funeral rites will be con
ducted Thursday afternoon at
Bethlehem Baptist church.
Of Heart Attack
Funeral rites for VViH L. Black?
burn, GO, of Grover, veteran Num
ber I Township constable and
police officer, will be held Thurs
day' afternoon at 3 o clock at
Bethlehem Baptist church, with
interment following in the church
The services will b? conducted
by Rev. S. M. Hughes, assisted
by Jtev. Kenneth Hollifield. The
body will lie in state at the
church form 2;30 to o'clock.
Mr. Blackburn, who had been
in apparent Rood health, died
suddenly at" 3 o'clock Wednesday
morning at his home. Death was
attributed to a heart attack.
Mr. Blackburn was owner and
operator of Piedmont Grill on
North Piedmont avenue here. He
was a fanner and veteran law
.enforceroent officer, having scrv
<^l as a < 'levelainl County deputy
shetTifl. Kings Mountain city po
liceman. and several terms as
constable Of .Number I Township.
At the time of his death, lie was
completing .1 lorni of office as
.Surviving ait; his Wile. Mrs.
'Mac Kandall Blackburn, . two
soris, t'Jfier Blackburn, of -Grover,
and Kdga i Bl.vkbui'n, of Kings
tree, S. C... fodr daughters, Mrs.
I >.t i v 1 11 Kar l and Mrs. Elmer Mc
Murry, both of Grover,- Mrs.
John Camp, Spindale, and Mrs.
!<ir.ady Pennington, of Gastonia,.
a brother, li. H. Blackburn, of
Kings MounUiii) and two sisters,
Mrs; Clyde Blr.lwck and Mrs. Ira
j Dixon, both of Kings Mountain.
Also surviving are 13 gr.m.dchH
| Another son, John Dixon Black
burn, was killed in acti6n in 1944,
while serving with the army at
St. Lo. France.
To Be Conducted
r ? .
Only Few Names j
Added To Books
For Special Vote
Saturday is (ho final day fo
register for the cltywlde Decern
bor e speCiaj bond election to .to
SZ VVh';,1"M iho oi,y sP^n.ls
5W)0.000 on improving Its sewaiie
disposal system. ?
Registration books, open for
I;1^, ,VV'? SaUlr,';'y?. Will close
ln? S?y V SUnSOt- Tho
l)ay y WUI 1)0 ^halleniioj
Registrars reported very little
"" "? ???'
wfif" L. Rlnck reported.
Mrs. H. R. Parton, Ward II reels
horV QClu only three names to
nis ?r?V"f ?**' J- T- McGln
nis, Jr., \\?rd V registrar, added
only four names last Saturday.
sasrira reccived /rom
III and IV registrars.
While general assumption of
the registrars is that majority
of the eligible voters are already
registered, they pointed out that
nZ\lPC??n' must have become
hiv ,k ln#the Past year than
nave thus far registered.
c(,y hoard of commission
ers has called the special election
to provide funds for building sq
*age dis|>osal facilities, for ex
tending sewer lines to areas not
now served with sewer facilities,
and for related purposes.
The action followed condemna
tion .of the present facilities as
inadequate by the North Caro
lina State Board of Health.
If voted, the funds obtained
from the sale of city bonds would
implement the recommendations
made by Olsen Engineering Com
pany, of Raleigh, for building a
sewage disposal system designed
to serve the city adequately for
a minimum of 20 years.
p v /
c W. Solomon, oi Mon
Iiv.it, /..rm(?r aid to well-known
e\ angtMist Hilly Graham, will
conduct revival .services at. Dix?n
Ireshytorian cluirch beginning
SQnday evening ami contlnUfng
through November 30. '
Services will be held ea.-h even
ing at 7:30.
Rev P. d. Patrick, ,.;o pastor;
s inviting the public to attend
the revival services. ?
*/Alns .for ^nancing the St.
Matthews Lutheran church
I building program are now under,
way, with the pastor, Dr W P
Gerberding, speaking on the sub^
Ject at each Sunday service this
Visitation of members will be '
I gin November 3o. and the final!
i meeting for workers, a supper
gathering, will be held at the
I church Monday evening.
Razing of the old church, build
ing is Hearing completion.
"Chicken Ever; Sunday" Scheduled
Foi Two Performances On Weekend
Kings Mountain Little Theatre
will present "Chicken Every
Sunday?, "a three-act comedy, at
Central school auditorium on Fri
day and Saturday evenings at 8
The play, first of the current
Little Theatre season, will fea
ture the largest cast for a local
production in many years, possi.
bly the largest ever.
Meek Carpenter Is director of
the play written by Phillip G.
and Julius J. Epstein from th^
novel by Rosemary Taylor. The
vehicle* saw a long and success
ful run on Broadway several
Little Theatre officials this
week urged citizens to purchase
season tickets, with three gua
ranteed productions and possibly
four to be offered.
"Purchasers of season tickets
will realize a big saving over in
dividual ? performance ticket pur
chases on adult tickets and an
even larger saving on purchase
of childrens season tickets", a
spokesman noted this week,
Season tickets are priced at
$2.50 for adults and $1.50 for
children. Individual performance
tickets are priced at 85 cents. . .
Members of the 21-player cast
have been meeting five nights
each week for the past several
weeks In rehearsal for the per
Featured In the cast are Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Stallings, Mrs.
Bruce Thorburn, Dr. R. N. Baker,
Mr. and Mrs. Rudi Wuennenberg,
C. J. Splvey. Ed Smith, Mrs. Dud
ley Rainey, Mrs. M. F. Fuller,
Sherrlll Spears, W. P. Fulton,
Danny Thornburg, Miss Bernlce
Harrison, Mrs. Charlie Mettauer.
Connie Padgett, Sandy Stallings,
Blllle Sue Gibbons, Bobby Eng,
Bill Brlggs and Mr. Carpenter.
The final programs in a Series
of nine on child guidance being,
present oil under the direction of
Miss Alice. C. Averilt, c ity schools
teaching consultant, are schedul
ed for Thursday night at 8 p. m.
at West Elementary school audi
torium ?nd for Monday night at
Central school auditorium at 8
o'clock. The public is being urged
to attend the programs.
On Thursday night at' West
school, a play titled "High Pres
sure Areas" will be presented by
members of the high school home
economics department under the
direction of Mrs. Audrey M. Page.
- On next Monday night at Cen
tral school, a panel discussion
conducted by Dr. Robert Dyer,
director of guidance at Gardner
Webb Junior College, has been
arranged by Mrs. Josephine Weir.
The Thursday program was
originally scheduled 'for Central
school but was moved to the West
auditorium when j a conflict a- '
rose. Monday's program was
first scheduled for November 25
because of a conflict In Dr. Dyer's
The programs have been plan
ned for both parents and tea
chers. Miss Averitt said, end she
urged #very school patron to at
tend the final programs.