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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, June 11, 1953, Image 1

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Population City Limits . . . 7.206 Trading Area . . 1 5.000 (1945 Ration Board Plguroa) VOL 63 ? ? - NO. 24 1 Established 1889 ? . . if..; ? Kings Mountain's RELIABLE Newspaper Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, June II, 1953 16 Pages Today Sixty-Third Year PRICE FIVE CENTS Local News Bulletins AT PRESBTTKR1AN Rev. Prank A. Brown, D. JD., of Gui .11*, will deliver the sermon at 11 o'clock Sunday futiralng at First Presbyterian church, according to announ cement this week. cotnrr op honor Boy Scout Court of Honor will be held Thursday, tonight, at 7:45 p. m. In City Hall. Scouter round-table will be held during the court, accord ing to announcement from Piedmont district headquar ters. TO ASHEVILLE Miss Margie Lou Dickey, daughter of Mrs. Paul Beam and recent graduate of Cataw ba College, has assumed the position of assistant dietician at Mission Memorial hospital, Asheville. ' Miss Dickey began her duties on Monday. SCHOOL BOARD Regular monthly meeting of the Kings Mountain district board of school trustees Is scheduled at the office of Su perintendent B. N. Barnes at Central school Monday at 7:30 p. m. TO SING SUNDAY Miss Clara Plonk, of New York and Kings Mountain, will be featured soloist at St. Mat thew's Lutheran church servi ces Sunday morning at 11 o' clock. Children of the church will give a short program at this service. ' ' HOSPITALIZED City police officer Martin Ware Is in Kings Mountain hospital where he underwent a major operation Tuesday morning. His condition was reported sat isfactory Wednesday JteewSnf . i', ? Vijfy . .1 * > TO ASHEBORO Rev. Glenn Sasom and his family moved Tuesday to Asheboro, where Mr. Easom has accepted a call to serve the Church of God In Asheboro. Rev. Dock WlHbanks, of Lin coln ton, is In charge oi the Kings Mountain church, It was announced. HONOM 37/ ADUATB Miss Peggy Anne ACtuney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Au brey Mauney, was graduated cum laude with the degree of B. S. In home economics dt Woman's College, University of North Carolina, on June 1. The with honors notation was not Included on the WCUNC news bureau report on Its 1953 graduates, as used In last weeks Herald news story. MORGAN RESIGNS Earl Morgan, for the past several months an employee at the- city clerk's office, has resigned to accept a position with Trans-World Airlines, Kansas City, Bans. He left for Kansas City Wednesday. He has been replaced at City Hall by Tommy Owens, a former merrfber of the city office staff. DAB Citizenship Winners Listed Wlnnen of D. A. R. Good Cltl zenship medal*, presented an nually by Col. Frederick Ham* bright Chapter, were announced by Mr*. .T. E, Herndon, chapter regeant, this week. ? :1 ... The medals are presented to a fifth grade 'student In each of the elementary schools of the city. '?;/ , The winners: Central ? Mason Hughes, Jr. ; East ? J a me* Rlkard, Jr. We*t ? Melba Andrews. Park-Grace ? Joyce Ann Chll dera. Davidson ? Margaret France* Hun' sr. Attention Called To Annual Flog Day Xlaffs Mountain's Colonal . Daughters of tho American INSTALLATION NIGHT SCENE AT LEGION HALL Pictured above at the Installation night meeting of Otis D. Green Post 155. the American Legion, held at the Legion Hall last Friday night are most of the new officers of the organisation and State Commander C. Leroy Shuplng, Jr., in white cap near" center, of Greensboro, who conducted the Installation. C. E. W article, on Mr. Shuping's left assumed the duties of commander of the local post, of which he was an organizer in 1924. Pictured, left to right, are Millard Prince, James Bennett, Clyde Whets tine, C. T. Carpenter. Jr., Sam ?>. Collins, commander Shuplng, Commander Warlick, John W. Gladden, Fred Haithcox and Hubert AderholdL Ross Alexan- ' der and Bill Jonas, the remaining officers, were not present. (Herald photo by Hubert Carlisle) . BAPTIST OTAtti If. JamM B. McClure, ptatw of Wm( Franklin Baptist church ol Gas tonla, Will b# fiwrt minister at First Baptist church h?r? for special ssrtloas during the wnk btgtaulag en Sunday. Services will continue through Juno 21. ... * r. . i. ... _ Vacationers Should Notiiv Policemen ? ; Leaving town for a vacation? Then there are a few precau: tlons you should take to foil any would-be burglars. Chief of Police Hugh A. Logan, Jr., reminded this fveek. Included are: 1) Call the police department and report your plan ned absence. The police will con centrate their patrols on homes of absent owners. 2) Call ,the milkman and paper boy and stop deliveries while you're gone. This eliminates a sure sign to thieves that the residents are away.* The police department tele phone number Is 254. Charlotte Cum ; To TakeOvef Chain lake 2jr H. H. Everett, of Charlotte, head of Stewart and Everett Theatres. Inc., which operates more than 80 motion picture houses in the two Carolina*, said Wednesday his firm, has leased the five theatres operated by Kings Mountain's Cash Brothers, including the Joy and Dixie The atres here. Term of the lease is ten years. Stewart and Everett Theaters, Inc., will assume management of the five Cash Brothers theaters ? which include two in Mt. Holly and one in Cramerton ? after the close of business on June 27. Mr. Everett told the Herald Wednesday that the policy of the new operators would be to show the most modern pictures avail iable and do its best to furnish topnotch entertainment. He said further announcement concerning policy would be made nearer the date Stewart and Everett takes over the Cash Brothers operation. Charlie and David Cash have" been prominent In the motion pic ture business here for more than two decades. In 1931, David Cash came here to manage the Imperial Theatre. Continued On Page Bight" Cotton Oil Company Operating Newly-Ii^MKfeed-Grindei Kings Mountain Cotton Oil Company hat installed a hammer ?mill ? a new installation to pro vide farmers of the Kings Moun tain Area with a modern custom grinding, feed mixing plant, first and largest of its kind in this se t' n of the state, according to an nouncement by H. Lawrence Pat rick, general manage)-. Seeing tint need tf this service for this area, Mr. Patrick said he has had this installation plan ned for several years The build ing of it was delayed for approxi mately two years, due to his re call to active duty aa Captain In the Marine Corps. Thft^'lfifW* plant, ' designed to make all farm feeds, constats of i a 3,000- pound feed mixer, an 88- ; hammer feed mill, or crusher, J and a molasses mixer. | M The large hammer-mill is equipped with magnets, and is powered by a 195- horsepower 'mo tor. It has a capacity of one and one half $o 20 tons per hour, de pending on the product to be con verted and on the grade of feed fteelrert The mill Is designed with a four and one-quarter inch shaft, wide throat and adjustable feed table ? ideal fcr grinding baled lkv-\. ? . ? ? ? </' . ? J ? ? : . hay. In addition, it la designed and engineered to handle com fodder, ear corn, shelled corn and una 11 grains faster and easier than one ever would thing possi ble. The mill Includes a molasses mixer for the even addition of molasses to feeds in any porpor tion desired. Feeds may also be added to or taken out at any phase in jhe operation. Farmers may furnish all the ingredients for feeds. However, the firm of fers a complete line of concen trates and other ingredients for mixing a well-balanced feed. The new mill has been in oper ation for about a week and al ready many farmers of the area af? talcing advantage of the ser vice. Mr. Patrick reports. -Mr. Patrick is secretary- trea surer and general manager of Kings Mountain Cotton OB Com pany. He hat Men with the com pany for five years, coming from Tlmken Rollef Bearing Company tA Canton, Ohio, where he was a consultant engineer. Mr, Patrick holds a B. S. degree from David son college and a Master of Sci enor degree In Industrial Man agement from Georgto Te^h. & *? ? sociatfon, reminded. both as soclation ?d citi ? mbs thU WMk that July 4 Is an annaal holiday at th? asso ciation. whsn majority o! rs tan starts doss for ths day. July 4 falls on Saturday this ysar, which win ghrs retail stores a long wssk? d holiday. lnrtspisdsaw Day U one of ths assodatlssrs MTM annu al holidays. Harmon Property Re-Sale Saturday Commissioner's re-sale of a portion of the properties of the Thomas N. Harmon Estate will be conducted Saturday morning beginning at 10 o'clock. Bidding will start at $6,615 on the corner lot *t Battleground avenue, Falls and Cherokee street, which Is occupied by a two- apartment frame dwelling, Miss Ruth Randall is the pres ent high bidder for the property. Bidding will start at S55L25 on a half-Interest in a tract of ten end one-fourth acres adjoining the property of Crescent Hill De velopment Company, George W. Mauney and others. Fred J. Wri ght, Sr., Is the present high bid der for the tract. After Saturday's sales the bid ding will remain open for ten days. * Full information about the properties can be obtained from Martin L. Harmon, Jr. commis sioner. A third tract, on Waco Road, was previously sold to Hal S. Plonk. t Postoffice Box Bent Scale Hiked ? uJk Postoffice box rent adVances at Kings Mountain postoffice, and at all postoffices thronghout the nation on July 1, according to the May 26 Postal Bulletin, on orders of the assistant postmaster gen eral. The new schedule of rental charges is based on pMtal re ceipts and is the first adtaltment in postoffice bo* rental fees since 1907, the bulletin ststed. OMfre Is the quarterly rate schedule *s it will apply st Kings Mount* In postoffice: ? [ . Old rate New rste No. 1 lock box 73c $1.00 No. a lock box $L00 . Il & No. 3 lock box $130 ? 12.2 No. 4 lock box $2.00 * $3.0.' Postmaster W. g. Blakely ssk* the new scale will be used when collecting July quarter box rent tev,;,v.y, Play Schedule Gets Underway Monday Morning ' ' * ? ' I James (Redi Layton said yes terday that the city's summer rec reation program will officially open Monday morning at 9 o' clock. A planned program is schedul ed for the high school gymnasi um, with John Charles, member of the high school coaching staff recently added to the recreation commission organization, in charge. Activities will include piftg pong, shuffleboard, card games, basketball, dancing, softball, pad dle tennis, horseshoe pitching, and volleyball. The gymnasium will also be opened two nights weekly on Wednesday, from 7:30 to 9:30, and Fridays, from 7:30 to 10 o' clock. Children of all ages are invited to take part in the pro gram, Mr. Layton added. All Little League games, hence forth, will be played at the new field in front of the Woman's Club, he said. He invited families having games they could donate to the program to call him or Mr. Charles. Croquet, badminton, ten nis and golf equipment, books, and other items are needed, he said. Mr. Layton also announced completion of a Pony League field at the corner of East Gold street and York road. He said that a playground had been cleared off on Second street near Craftspun Yarns, Inc., and that plans are progressing for a junior girls softball league. Plans are also underway for construction of tennis courts and an outdoor basketball court on the Baker lot. Mr. Layton said that he had also recommended I purchase of swings and sliding! boards for the Craftspun play swimming Dog Vaccination Clinic Saturday ^ - Dr. J, P. Mauney, veterinarian, will Conduct final rabies clinics in Kings Mountain areas Satur day, June 13. >. . Announcement o? the clinic was made by county health offi cer, Dr. Z. P. Mitchell who said jthat the deadline!, for animal vaccinations, without penalty, [ is July 1. Dog owners will be charged $2 for this service beginning July 1 and will also be faced vUi court action and a fine of $101f they fail to comply with vacci nation notices within three days. Dr. Z. P. Mitchell, county heal th officer, said clinic hours have been set at the following places: Waco school, 9 to 9:30 a. m. Bethware school, 9:30 to 10 a m. Grover school, 10:30 to 11:00 a. m. Park Grace school, 11 to 11:30 a. m. East ElemetaTy school, 11:30 to 12 noon. A number of amendments were made to the rabies law by the last legislature, Dr. Mitchell emphasized. One had to do with the penalty law for vaccinations after July 1. Heretofore, the law permitted an increase of 25 cents after July 1, charging the dog owner $l?5u Under the new rul ing $2 will be charged for the services, he said. City Water Plant Pumped Record Gallonage During Hot Month Of May The dty's water plant ran un der forced draft during May, as , it racked up a new record for pumpage. | George Moss, chief water plant { operator, made the report at last j Thursday's city board meeting, saying that the 28,350,000 gallons of water pumped through the dty's Deal street plant set fl record by about a million gallons, j Reasons for the hiked consump tion, which kept the water plant operating' for an average of 20.3 hours per day were: 1) consump tion of 8,000,000 gallons by Foote Mineral Company, the dty's big gest customer during the month; and 2) the hot weather and re sulting higher domestic consump tion. > Mr. Moss used the report as a springboard to request consider ation of a few needed Improve ' '? , ?? . . menta for the ayatem during the coming fiscal year. He said out- j moded pumps Installed years ago were never de8lgned for the par- J titular Job and that money sav ed on power would pay quickly for more efficient replacements. With the record consumption for May, Mr. Moss said that the total coat of finished Water, de livered Into the maina, waa $54.36 per million gallons. Mr. Moaa de scribed thla figure aa a gross operating coat, exclusive of coat' of plant, depreciation and debt service. He Mid the groaa operat ing coat in April, when le*a water waa consumed, waa $6ld6 per million gallons. During May. the fllteslng pro cess required 4,400 pounds of alum, 1,700 pounds of lime and 284 pounds of chlorine. . ; . ?; Board Pares Poll Tax Rate To $2 At Busy June Meeting AUTO DEALER ? E. E. Marlowe, veteran Kings Mountain tire and appliance dealer, heads an ex panded firm, Marlowe's, Inc., which has acquired the Kings Mountain Dodge-Plymouth deal ership from Warren E. Reynolds. Completion o( the transaction Is formally announced today. Mailowe's, Inc. Dodge Dealei Official announcement of the sale of Reynolds Motors, Kings Mountain Dodge - Plymouth deal er, to Marlowe's, Inc., a new cor poration headed by E. E. Mar lowe, is being made this week. Under terms of the transac tion Marlowe's, Inc., acquires the Kings Mountain dealership for Dodge and Plymouth passenger cars and Dodge trucks, as we?J as the Inventory- at parts equipment of the former deaie^? Sale of the t^ck garage building Is not Involved, being retained by Mr. Reynolds and rented by the new dealer. E. E. Marlowe, president and general manager of the new cor poration, said that Marlowe's, Inc., is an expansion of his for mer tire and appliance business, which will continue to be operat ed at the same location as a di vision of Marlowe's, Inc. Martin Frederick Is manager of the tire and appliance division, located at 222 W. Mountain street, while Miss Marilyn Lewis Is office man ager and Bobby Etters Is in charge of the firm's tire recap ping plant. At the Dodge . Plymouth divi sion, 507 E. King street, Jack Ar nette, long associated with Mr. Marlowe, is parts manager. Fred Dixon Is sales manager, Mrs. F. E. Powers is office manager and Jim Dover Is service manager. Mr. Marlowe said the Dodge Plymouth division will feature a complete service department, in cluding body work. Incorporators of Marlowe's, Inc., are Mr. Marlowe, Mrs. Mar lowe and their son, Earl Marlowe. In the Joint announcement of completion of the transaction, Warren E. Reynolds, retiring deoler, said, "I wish to commend the new dealer to all my friends and patrons. I have enjoyed serv ing the Kings Mountain people for many years and I appreciate very much their kindness to me." BIBLE SCHOOL Closing exercises for the St. Matthew's Lutheran church Vacation Bible school will be held Saturday morning at 10:15. Parents of children and the public are tnviied to at tend. Foimei Chief S. R. Davidson Back On Foice The city board of commission ers. in regular June meeting last Thursday night, whacked 70 cents of? the city poll tax and returned to the police force a former chief. The unanimous action on the poll tax pares the 1953 poll tax rate from $2.70 to $2 for all males between the ages of 21 and 50 years of age. The board, also unanimously. | accepted the recommendation of ! Police Chief Hugh A. Logan, Jr., j and voted to employ as a police- j man Former Chief S, K. (Pop) Davidson. Officer Davidson has been assigned to duty handling the parking meter beat and re turned to the force Monday at the top pay scale of $235 per j month. The board handled a consider able amount of business in a i brisk two-hour session, including . an increase in the monetary grant from parking meter re ceipts to the city recreation com mission. The commission ?.hjiir man. Dr. P. G. Padgett, and W. K. Mauney, Jr., a member of the commission, appeared *>efore the board. They said commission plans for a summer recreation program were working out fine, except that they needed funds to employ an additional supervi sor and to buy a small amount of supplies and equipment. The board approved unanimously the motion of Commissioner T. J, Ellison to provide the recreation commission with an additional $63 weekly from the parking me W 1-ecMpts. " / ^ Otherwise the board: 1) Voted to change a lot on East Gold street from residential zone to commercial zone, on con dition that the owner, Hal D. Ward, not erect a seed cleaning establishment on the lot. Roy Connor, a nearby property owner, appeared before the board and requested the restriction. 2) Approved payment of a statement for expenses from Joe F. Mull, county elections board chairman, for conducting the city's recent city manager aya tem election. 3) Authorized employment of an additional helper, J. Hugh Mc. Lean, for the superintendent of public works department, at the minimum pay scale. 4) Tabled a petition from a number of York Road power cus tomers who asked a decrease of the 20 percent differential charg. ed them as out-of-city customers. The petition stated that the sev eral residents had furnished right-of-way for the city'8 water line, and contended that a 20 per cent differential is excessive. 5) Heard Fireman C. D. (Red) Ware, who said he was appearing In behalf of Fire Chief Grady King, ask for an upward revision in the pay scale of firemen. Mr. Ware said the original basis was to be comparable with the pay of policemen, and that raises had been granted the policemen, but not the firemen. He said the pay scale is $210 per month, plus a Continued on Page Eight Rites Conducted i For Mrs. Cash Funeral services for Mrs. Amy I McKiftney Cash, 77, who died at 1 a. (Xn. Tuesday morning, at the home of a son, David Cash on York Road, were conducted Wed nesday at 3 p. m. from Harris Funeral hpme. Rev. H. Gordon Weekley, pas tor of First Baptist church and Rev. W. L: Pressly, pastor of j j Boyce Memorial Associate Re - i formed Presbyterian church, of- j | ficiated. and burial was in the j Hollywood cemetery in Gastonia. ! Mrs. Cash, widow of Wesley B. Cash, had been In declining heal th for several years. She was a former resident of Gastonia and Carolina Beach. Surviving are three sons, Char les and David Cash, both of Kings Mountain, and Edgar Cash of Mount Holly and one daughter, Mrs. Edgar Brown of Jackson ville, Florida. Also surviving are one brother, William McKinney of Spartan burg, 3. C., eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers Included Ray Williams, G, A. Bridges, Byron Hord, Ted Weir, Bobby Hord, and E. W. Griffin. Harvey L. Bumgardner Martha Blank* n* hip Wright Charles Donald Blanton, Jr. WUliam Alfred Farrlngton Five Received College Degrees Five Kings Mountain students have received college degrees tn the past week., Harvey L. Bumgardner, son ot Mr. and Mr*. Hazel Bumgard Continuecl on Page Bight

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