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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, December 10, 1953, Image 1

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Population City Limits 7.206 Trading Area 154)00 (1945 Ration Board Figure) VOL. 63 NO. 50 Kings Mountain'* RELIABLE Newspaper 2Q Pages Today Established 1889 Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, December 10, 1953 Sixty-Third Year PRICE FIVE CENTS Water Situation Report Brighter . ? ; <?> ' : l_l V Local News Bulletins METER RECEIPTS Parking meter receipts for the week ending Wednesday at noon totaled $145.60, accord ing to report from the city treasurer's office yesterday. TAG SALES A .total of 171 Kings Moun tain motorists had purchased 1954 auto license plates Wed nesday, according to report of City Clerk Joe Hendrick. City tags may be purchased for one dollar. REAPPOINTED Conrad Hughes was reap pointed as the county's Num 4 Township tax lister in action by the county board of commis ' sioners on Monday. Tax listing will begin in January. HAS MUMPS Miss Alice Averltt, teaching consultant in the city schools, in confined to her home with a case of mumps. She became ill Wednesday. ""iOtaloU MEETING Regular monthly meeting of Otis D. Green Post 155, the A merican Legion will be held Friday at 8 p. m. at the Le gion Hall. All members are in vited to attend and urged to (bring another member or pros pect, C. E. Warlick, command er, announced. r; KIWANIS PROGRAM Sen E. Hoff myer, of Morgan ganton, superintendent of Nor th Carolina School for the Deaf, will present the program at the weekly meeting of the Kings Mountain Kiwanls club Thursday night at 6:45 at Ma sonic Dining Hall. Mr. Hoff myer will (be accompanied by a teacher and five students at the school, according to Dr. W. Pu Gerberding, program chair man. ROAD MEETING June Scarborough, of States ville, commissioner for the 12th State Highway division, wiJJ be at the division office, located approximately three miles ea*t of Shelby on US No. 74 at 10 o'clock on Monday December 14th, to receive and hear delegations with- referen ce to road matters, according to , announcement toy. L. B. Peck, engineer. AHP Christmas Program Wednesday The annual Christmas program at Boyce Memorial ARP church will be presented Wednesday, De cember 16, at the church. Time of the pageant i* 7 o'clock. Cast of characters include: Freddy Hambright, herald; Nan cy Hovis, Mary; Melvin Ware, Jo seph; Billy Shuford, Herod; Doug, las Burton, servant; Frances O wens, scribe, and Mickey Powers, letter-writer. Angels include Lin-, da Hull, Jane Hambright, Norma Farr, and Diane Flowers. Shep herds include Reta Phifer, Lynn Goforth, Neal McCarter, Danny Whi taker, Welly Harris, and Wendell Phifer, Jr. Kenny Steffy, I.ynn Cheshire, and Eddie Gar rard will play the part of wise men. 1952 City Taxes 1 n^i-ran 1 nnM ' * pelClBI pa VI# and the 1*53 tax l*ry o! S113. *046 is 96 percent paid. To* ?4 only SM67.71 dM on wa tax levy, listing ?s mmt POW , Gold Mine Shalt Supply And Rain Eases Drought Though far from claiming an adequate water supply, Kings Mountain city officials were breathing easier this week aftter a series of developments which held promise of relief. After striking the water-filled tunnel of the old gold mine last Thursday morning at 6 a. m., thte city expected to tap It for 300 gal Ions per minute, beginning yester day, with a new 40-horsepower motor on a large pump. Mayor Glee A. Bridges also re ported the artesian wells at thte old water plant being pumped for about 110,000 gallons per day, and heavy weekend rains swelled the supply at the city lake reservoir, raising the ltevel at the dam a re ported two inches. Actually, the level is some six inches above a previously reported low spot, Wa ter Plant Operator George Moss said. v The plea to water consumers, howtever, was still "use water sparingly", though the city board did relax its request to *ei.vic& stations and individuals on car washing. Officially, the board of commissioners passed a resolu tion permitting car-washing on Fridays and Saturdays '{Thar* day, Friday and Saturday this week), and has asked citizens washing their cars at home to conserve water ? . aftter a look at the low city lake. Foot? Mineral Company con tinued on a half-day basis, and consumption of finished water, as reported by Mr. Moss, was down to a low average of 542,000 gal lons per day. Striking the legendary Gold Mine tunnel was thte big news of the past week, and climaxed long, tedious "and expensive work by Carolina Well-Drilling Company, of Shelby. The drilling crew, al ter encountering heavy rock, hit the tunnel at 250 fleet. Initial pumpings brought out a good stream of water accompanied by a heavy aroma of sulphur. Mayor Bridges said Wednesday morning that the 40-horsepower motor expected to be in operation Wednesday afternoon *vould pro* ducte 300 gallons of water per minute from the Gold Mine's un derground lake, or In excess of 400,000 gallons per day. The Gold Mine is located on high ground northeast of the city lake on pro perty owned by Carl F. Mauney. "People should continue to use water sparingly," Mayor Bridges said. "We feel better about the water situation, but it is going to require much rain to return the lake reservoir to a safe ltevel." | CAROL program A Dickens' Christmas Carol will be presented at the Plonk School of Creative Arts In . Ashevilie by students at the 3chool on Saturday and Sun day. The Saturday program begins at 8:15 and the. Sunday afternooo program be gins at 4 o'clock, according to announcement made here Wednesday. Boaid Confirms $9,184 Street Assessment Roll * * ? , * . -? . The city officially added $9, 18-1.68 to its accounts receivable last Thursday night, as it con firmed assessments for improve ments to numerous city streets. The action was taken after a public hearing attracted only three persons to protest the pre viously advertised assessment roll. Dorus L. Bennett, G. L. McDa nlel, and V. F- McMahan ap peared to protest the planned assessment, generaly on the contention that the assessments were too high. However, Mayor Glee A. Bridges stated that the work was done toy a previous administration and that the costs were arrived at from figures furnished by Tom Henry, former superintendent of public works. After promising a check of the property involved, the city later confirmed the assessments as charged, with one exception. Re measurement of the property of G. L. McDanlel on Landing street extension revealed an error and resulted in deduction of 56.60 from the McDaniel assessment. The full assessment roll is published in today's issue of the Herald, Page 8, Section IL ' Ac cording- to the statement accom panying the assessment, the as sessments may be paid at net until January 3, 1954, with un paid balances after that date bearing interest at the rate of six percent per year. The assess ments are payable in three year ly Installments. RmI Bites Held Toi C, Hard Funeral services for Lfester C. Hord, 82, were held Monday at 2 p. m. from Oak View Baptist church. Rev. C: E. Oxford, Rev. E. O. Gore, Rev. Frank Tetter and Rev. David Morris officiated and buri al was in Mountain Rest ceme tery. Mr. Hord succumbfed at his home dfo route one at 4:30 a. m. Saturday after an illness of sev eral years. He was a retired mer chant and building contractor and was a native of Cleveland Coun ty. He was a member of Oak View church. Survivors includb his wife, Mrs. Charlotte Ballard Hord; five sons, Rev. ?. C. Hord of Cordele, Ga., Tim, Paul, and Jake Hord of Kings Mountain, Durham and O dell Hord of Charlotte, and L. C. Hord, Jr., of the U. S. Navy in California; four daughters, Mrs. Earnest Huffstetler and Mrs. Jes qie Pennirtgton of Kings Moun; tain, Mrs. Mary Treadway of Cramerton, and Mrs. Elizabeth Cartter of Flint, Mich.; 21 grand children; and 10 great-grand children. Four half-sisters also survive, Mrs. Craig Falls, Mrs. J. B. Falls, and Mrs. Alton Ivey of Kings Mountain, and Miss Eunice Hord of AshevJIIe. BUILDING PERMITS Building permits were issu ed during the past week by J. W. Webster, building inspect or, to C. G. Whitef or erection of a home on Linwood R<L at an estimated cost of $10,000 ?and to Frank Burke for erec tion of ? residence on W. Gold St. at estimated expense of *10,000. Paris & Recreation Commission ; Five New Members Named The city board of commission ers adopted ? resolution last Thursday paring the city parks and recreation commission to six members, accepted formally re signations of the former mem [MM, 'then named five citizens to the new commission. ? AH of the five have had pre vlous service on the city iparks and recreation commission. 1 The resolution sets tip a three year staggered system of ser vice on the commission, and the board appointed five members as follows: ? . Fred W. Plonk, to serve on* yea'r. ? *? ?? \i Hunter & Nelsler, to aervfe two years, ? - - ; W, JH- Mauney, Jr., to serve two sars. , John Lathem, to serve three [ JacJc H. White, to serve thre* years. ' . The board left vacant one one year term. Comment on the Incident of the en masse resignation of the former board was brief. Commts- : sioner Harold Phillips said some] members of the resigning com mission had Indicated Tack of Cooperation on the part of the city board. While Mayor Glee A. Bridges said ha understood from members of the recreation com mission that it had proved diffi cult to obtain ? quorum with an [unwieldy number of members. ; A meeting ot the newly ay pointed pirtv and recreation commission has been tentatively scheduled for 5 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the offices of Oavls k White, attorney*, for the pur w nf nrMnblna ACCEPTS CALL ? Rev. R. Doug las Fritz, pastor of Mt. Hebron Lutheran church at Hildebran j in Burke county, has accepted the call of Resurrection Lutheran church to become its pastor. To Assume Pastorate Here Rev,. R. Douglas Fritz has ac cepted the pastorate of Resurrec tion Lutheran church in Kings Mountain and will assume his new duties about January 1. Formal acceptance .of Mr. Fritz' resignation from his pres ent pastorate at Mt. Hebron L theran church, Hildebranj in Burke county, was formally ac cepted Sunday by the Mt. He bron congregation. The Mt. He bron church first had declined to accept the resignation tendered on November 22. Rev. Mr. Fritz will succeed Rev Vance Daniel, first pastor of Res urrection Lutheran church, who now is serving another mission churcu at Decatur, Ga. Rev. Mr. Fritz was born In Waukeshau, Wise., the son of Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Fritz, the former now the president of the Geor gia ? Alabama Synod. He was graduated from Columbia High school, Columbia, S. C., in 1944, Lenoir Rhyne College in 1947, and the Lutheran Southern The ological Seminary In 1950. The Mt. He'^'on congregation at Hil debran was his first parish and he began his work there in June, 1950. He was married to Miss Anne McClintock, of Winnsboro, S. C., in June, 1952. Marie Wright Winner Of SU2 Marie Wright, who lives on South Piedmont avtenue, was the winner Of Ik st Thursday's Trea sure Chest drawing. Her name, on a 50 percent ticket, was the first one drawn and the ticket was worth $112 in trade certifi cates. The Treasure Chtest drawing for this Thursday lists *? total value of $176, according to an nouncement by the merchants' committee handling the promo tion. In addition, numerous conso lation- prizes are being added as a so-called "Christmas bonus", it was announced. The first drawing will be for thfe Treasure Chest prize, subsequent drawings for the consolation articles. It was also announced that no tickets will be accepted for de posit In the big ticket cage at the time of the drawing. Tickets must be deposited at participat ing stores prior to the drawing. The committee said the change would eliminate delay and con fusion at the scene of the draw ing. Thursday's drawing will again be held In front of Kings Moun tain Building A Loan association, same location as last week, at 3:30 p. m.. or shortly thereafter. Treasure Chest tickets are ob tainable from any participating retailer. A person must be pre sent to win, though husband can answer for wife and vice versa. Mrs. Morrison's Father Succumbs Funeral rites for Clarence Ver non JUall. 57. resident of Glen Al ?*ne ?nd fa**??r Mn. F- *. Mnr-tvtn o' K?nrt M<*'t,aln. were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:|0 from Glen Alnlne Methodist church with full Masonic burial rites in the Marion cemetery. Mr. Lail died suddenly at hla home Sunday night at 8 o'clock. Re had t?een in declining health for several years. City Resolves To Seek Bettei Phone Service The city hoard oT~"commissioiv ers unanimously adopted a reso lution at their December meeting last week to seek improved tele phone service for the community from Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Company. The resolution did not indicate what type of improvements the hoard desires, but indications were the city will press Southern Bell for Installation of dial ser vice. In an otherwise busy night, the board also 1) Reinstituted the one dollar penalty for late payment of water and power accounts, effective with January billings. 2) Approved payment of $650 to Luco Falls, Wiley Blanton, and City Clerk Joe Hendrlck for their work in re- mapping and re-num bering city blocks. 3) Approved transfer of taxi franchises of the late Gus FMty to Frank Roper. 4) Approved petitions for im proving, when possible, the fol lowing streets: Edgemont Drive, street paving; south side of Lac key street to the intersection of Gantt street, sidewalk; Gantt street, between Fulton and ^Lac key, street - paviug; and. west side of Cleveland nvenub, between Ridge and King street, sidewalk. 5) Informed Carlton Mills, Inc., it could use the city dump for a fee of $84 per year, same policy the city follows with Park Yarn Mills Company. 6) Approved a long list of tax cancellations as furnished by Tax Collector C. E. Carpenter, duetto a varietv of reasons, including double ? listing,- Hating of proper ty outside the city limits, listing poll tax for men In service, list ing by people now deceased. The board declined to cancel a bill for about $24 against Yates W. Jones. Mr. Jonfes contended he had listed one day and moved outside the city limits two days later. The city attorney advised that the tax bill was due the city. 7) Voted to advertise for bids on eurb-and-gutter and sidewalk Improvements to West Mountain street. On this project the city Is to be reimbursed for the eurb and-gutter work, up to $19,000, by the State Highway nnd Public Works commission, a letter from the district engineer ? stated. Mayor Glee A. Bridges "pointed out that the Mountain street pro ject most likely would require al most all the available funds and that a similar project, scheduled for N. Piedmont avenue would have to await new credits from the state in the forthcoming fis cal year.. 8) Voted to advertise for bids on a 50-pound capacity chlorina tor for the city water plant, at Insistence of State Health De partment inspector. 9) Passed a resolution author izing in-city service stations to wash automobiles on weekends, rescinding partially a previous request by the city to suspend auto-washing altogether. Jim Leigh and Jim Gibson, service station operators, told the board the car-washing restriction had proved a great detriment to the other phases of their business as well. : ; 10) Instructed E. C. Nicholson, - Continued On Page Eight Negro Family Loses Almost All In Fire Luther Black and family, color ed, had a short period of resi dence at the George Thombs house on Waco Road, The Black family moved In Tuesday morning, and, the house was destroyed by fire Tuesday af ternoon, destroying virtually all the Black belongings. Reported saved were a few items of furni ture, wearing apparel, and a hog Black had just killed. No Insur ance coverage was carried, and Black was laid off his Job at Kings Mountain Sh*?et Metal Works a week previously, he said. The fire, which occurred about 3:30 p. m., was thought to have started from a defective flu. CHAFTSFOTf MiTT Annual Christina ?.*rty tor emplavees of Craftsnun Yarns, Inc., and their families will be held at Central school auditor ium Sunday, December 20 at 2 i ?..m. Fred Kliiby will be the ' feature attraction en 4 pro- 4 gram Including quartets and specialty acts, Harold ThllUpe jaid In the ftftno?iK*menfcV 3^ w; i 11 Tuinnnfir i' i L II 1 111 ll?lKT8Hf THANKSGIVING DAY KILL ? Kings Mountain's Harry Page family is pictured above at the Oakland plantation, near Council, shortly after Mrs. Page had felled a 10-point buck weighing 130 pounds on a Thanksgiving Day hunt. Mrs. Page felled the deer at 55 yards, using "OO" buckshot in a 12-guage automatic shotgun. It was the third deer bagged by Mrs. Page, a veteran sportswoman. She is a former North Carolina Women's Skeet Shooting champion. Pictured are Laura Page, Mrs. Page, Harry E. Page, and Polly Page. . , m i i i .i Lay ton Awarded Blocking Trophy Enright Speaks At Annual Lions Football Party Rex Enright, University Of South Carolina football coach, delivered an Interesting, wit-filled address at the annual Lions club football banquet Tuesday night honoring Kings Mountain high school players and coaches. . The banquet meeting, attended by nearly 120 persons, was held at the Masonic Hall. Ronnie Layton, senior end on the 1953 team, was awarded the first annual Fred Plonk Blofck lng trophy for being chosen by the coaches as the olub's out standing blocker. The handsome trophy was presented by Coach Shu Carlton, after he had intro duced the members of the team. Coaches Carlton, Don Parker, and John Charles were presented gifts by W. L, Plonk, program chairman, and President Ollie Harris presided. Coach Enright was Introduced by Ken Alexander, Gastonia Ga zette sports editor. The veteran USC mentor intro duced Gene Wilson, of Fayette vllle, captain and "inspirational leader" of the 1953 Gamecocks, and Earl Dunham, backfield coach, "ontp of the greatest play ers I've had the pleasure of coaching." Coach Dunham showed a movie of the USC - Maryland game as a final feature of the program. NEW PASTOR, ? Rev. H. Spur geon Scruggs, above, has assum ed pastorate duties at Park Grace Church of the Nasarene. He succeeds Rev. Clay Childers. who has entered the evangelistic field* Scruggs Accepts Nazaxene Call Rev/ H. SpUrgeon Scruggs has accepted the pastorate call of Park Grace Church of the Na zarene and began his duties last Sunday. He succeeds as pastor Rev. Clay Childers, who resigned to enter the evangelistic field. Rev. Mr. Scruggs has servled Continued On Page Eight Model Home At 607 Crescent Circle To Be Demonstrated This Weekend Elmer Lumber Company, Inc., and Crescent Hill Development Co., Inc., will collaborate this weekend In presenting in Kings M-xintain's first model home | Rhow, beginning Friday evening. The two firms, supplier and builder, are showing the new ranch-style residence at 607 Crej ?ent Circle and ihvltlng the public to visit and Inspect the Just-com pleted five-room residence. Collaborating with the two ma ?r exhibitors are five Kings ountaln firms which are fur nishing the home for the show. Balrd Furniture and Cooper's. Inc., are furnishing the two bed rooms, McGinnis Furniture Com- 1 pany if. exhibiting furniture suit able for the den, and the living ] room is being furnished by Ster chl'a. Inc. Community Implement Supply Company Is furnishing Crosley appliances for the kit cheh, with other kitchen fixtures | being shown from Elmer Lum ber's Youngstown line. The home will be open for In spection Friday evening, from 7 to 9 p. m., on Saturday ftom 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m., and on Sunday afternoon, from 2 to 5 p. m. Continued. On Page Might Voters To Decide Bond Questions, Recreation Tax The city hoard of commission ers has called a $<>00,000 bond is sue election for January 16. Re gistration books for the special election will optfn on December 19. The board completed final plans for the election at its De cember meeting last Thursday, named election officials, passed ordinances and resolutions re quired to offrr the election, whereby citizens will determine whether the city shall borrow $250,000 for water system im provements, $200,000 for sewer system improvements, and $150, 000 for building recreation facili ties. Each of the Issues will stand or fall on its own. One issue may be approved, another disapproved without effecting the outcome of the others. In addition, the voters will vote "yes" or "no" on a fourth ques tion: Shall an annual tax of not more than five cents on each $100 of taxable property be levied, if necessary, for conducting and mantaining a supervised recrea tion system. Election officials named by the commissioners follow: Ward 1 ' ? C. L. Black, regis trar. M. L. Harmon, Sr., and Mrs. Lloyd llouser, judges. Ward 2 ? Mrs. II. R. Parton, registrar. Mrs. L. C. Parsons and Mrs. George Allen, judges. Ward 3 ? Mrs. Ruth Bowers, registrar, Rochel Connor and Mack Murray, judges. 1 Ward 4 ? C. P. Goforth, regist rar, _George White and Mrs. C. P. Goforth, judges. Ward 5 ? Mrs. J. T. McGlnnis, Jr., registrar, J C. Keller and W. D. Weaver, Judges. The registration books will be open for three consecutive Sat urdays beginning December 19. January 9 will be Challenge Day, and the voting will be conducted on Saturday, January 16. Per sons already on the voting books are not required to register again. Optimist Group Meets Thursday Third pre-organizational meet ing of the Optimist club will be hold at Corner Cafe, opposite the oostoffiee, Thursday at.6:30 p. m., with Hugh Cranford, of Char lotte, district governor to attend. Announcement was made by Joe McDaniel and Tommy Owens, temporary officers of the group. The meeting will be a "dutch" affair, with some 20-25 Kings Mountain men expected to attend. Shelby and Charlotte Optimists are also bxpected. Report from the by laws com mittee ? James L; '>r r.J and C. E. Carpenter ? is expected along with other pre-organizational bus ness. John Parker, Optimist field re presentative, has bfeen assisting with the organization of the'club here and will be at the meeting. "We're close to actual organi zation but we need to get every bcxiy together at one time and complete this preorganization business," Mr. McDaniel said. School Groups Plan Christmas Pageant The Kings Mountain school band, high sehou' mixed chorus atid high school Student Partici pation organization will present a Christmas pageant at Central Auditorium on Thursday even ing, Deco.nber 17. The pageant will be "The Christmas Story", as taken from St. Matthew and St. Luke, and will include rresentatlon of a se ries of tableaus in pantomime, with must!??! accompaniment, and with A\'red Wr'^h: serving as narrator it was- announced.

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