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Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, January 7, 1954
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A total of 390 city auto Ii?
censes tor 1954 had been sold
through Wednesday afternoon,
according to report of Tommy
Owens, of the city clerk's ofifice.
Stockholders of Lake Mon
tonla Club, Inc., will hold their
annual meeting at City Hall
courtroom on Tuesday night at
8 o'clock, according to an
nouncement this .-eek toy Har
ry E. Page, secretary-treasurer.
Regular monthly meeting of
Otis a Green Post 155, the A
merlcan Legion, will toe held
Friday at 8 p. m. at the Legion
Hall on E. Cold stireet. All
members are urged to attend,
C. E. War lick, Commander,'
Net redeipts from the city's
parking meters for the week
ending Wednesday at noon
/? were $133.73. An additiohal
9&30 in dimes were removed
from the meters and turned
y over to the Maroh of Dimes
3k' fcMlss 'Roberta Wiley, now at
Gastonia tout a former medical
missionary to North Africa,
will speak at Tuesday night's
meeting of the Kings (Moun
tain Lions club on a program
arranged by Dr. N. H. Reed and
George Thomasson. The club
meets at Masonic Dining Hall
jjgi-jffiT ofo laate. ? ;
Pau ls Brisk
City and townslil^ttfit listing
was Off to what tho | ax listing
officials called a "good (*tart
this vaik, . ? , ?
Clarence E. Carpenter, city
llstter, and Conrad. Hughes, Num
Township lister, were kept
quite busy on the opening days
M#*pl?ek a?d Wednesday's
traffic was also good. Most folk
Md only a short Walt before i>e
Ing able to see the listing officials.
Slightly Hess busy was Charlie
Ware, the farm census official.
^Sp$lto tally of the number of
persons listing each day Is kept,
:,p^mi|mpossible to estimate pro
gress to date, but generally the
listing officials were plea?fed;: .]&:
they can maintain the present
busy pace, they feel there will be
much less of a last-minute rush
Hum is customary for the flnai
week of January. ? h'<v
Ml . property owners a r >> i . \ -
quired to list for taxes, and males
^fipilflltipliiiages of 21 and f>o are
required to list for poll taxes.
Both real property and personal
property nnittt fas listed during
the month of January, ^ wit
provides, and eets forth penalties
late listing. ,
J?;:'- Both city and county listfrifwi
ficitls will ^p^gjpfilf'court
room daily from 8:30 a. m. tj>-p.
p. m. through January with the
Saturday afternoon, January 9.
Saturday, all day, January 16.
Saturday afternoon, January
On the Saturday dates listed,
Mr. Hughee will be at Round
tree's Hardware In Grovter to ac
commodate citizen* of the Gro
wer irm. ,
a Plonk, Jr., will direct the
Uttle Theatre production,
luled for early February,
e vehicle will b* the mystery,
i Cfeost Train", by Arnold
*ttog la now underway, with
arsals to begin as soon as
ait Is selected.
on Henry Hardin, Jr., was
f In* featoy torn at Kings
antsirv Hospital In 19M.
[e Is tto?ono#Opi and MM.
Bf. Hardin of C, rover.
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on Aid*# Janoa>^y
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RITES CONDUCTED ? Funeral
mttIcm for Kings Mountain's
veteran fixe cbleL Grady W.
King, were conducted at the
homo last Friday afternoon.
Mb - Mb V ?
I Nominate Tignoil
? at a meet
Under present procedure, a
-^wnan saftfr lt Is customary fur
the fire department to elect Its
officters, subject to confirmation
by the city board of commission
Other recommendations of the
department at Tuesday night's
meeting are: ' ^
Hunter Allen, for assistant
chief, a post he now holds. \
Floyd Thoraburg, captain. , .?
Neal Grissom, lieutenant.
Jake Bridgtes, secretary-treasu
Frank Hamrick, engineer. -
The recommendations will be
presented to the city board of
commissioners, at Thursday
night's meeting, at which the .
firemen have Ween invited to be
I Exhibition Heze
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' Cherryville's 38- member "New
. Year's Shooters" paid their first
visit to Kings Mountain Thurs
|day morning at 9 o'clock when
the group' fired their ancient
Confederate muskets as a New
Year's welcome, a 200-year-old
South Railroad avenue, be.
tween West Mountain and West
Gold streets, was blocked off for
the exhibition. I
D. M. Black, of Cherryvllle,
?aid Monday that the "Shooters"
visited G rover, Gaffney, (Blacks
burg, Kings Mountain, and 851
other places in and around the
Cherryvllle area through Gaston
county. They began their exhibi
tions last Wednesday night, he
said, whh a performance at the
Heavner Fish Camp, near Cher
Guns were fired three times
by the "Shooters" here Thurs
City lire Chief
To Long Illness
Funeral services for Grady
William King, 58, veteran Kings
Mountain automotive mechanic
and chief of the city's volunteer
lire department since its organi
zation in 1931, were held last
Friday afternoon at his home on
West Mountain street.
The veteran Kings Mountain
fire chief succumbed at his home
on the morning of Thursday, De
cember 31, at 8:40, following an
illness of several months. He had
been hospitalized several times
during the course of the illness
and his condition had worsened
steadily until he lapsed into a
coma two days prior to his death.
The final rites were conducted
by Rev- P. L. Shore, pastor of
Central Methodist church, Rev.
Boyce Huffstetler, pastor of El
Bethel Methodist church, and
Rev; P. D. Patrick, pastor of First
Presbyterian church. Interment
was made in Mountain Rest
Mr. King was a native of Ru
therford county, a son of Mrs.
Ollie Reed King, now of Lancas
ter, S. C., and the late G. T. King.
He was born at Henrietta, April
5, 1895. One of the principal or
ganizers of the Kings Mountain
volunteer . fire department in
chief and served in that position
continuously until his death.
Since he became ill, he had ten
dered his resignation to the
board of commissioners, but the
resignation .was not accepted.
Mr. King spent aimost all his life
in Kings Mountain, though he
lived for a short time at Nash
ville, N. C., and subsequently at
Statesvllle before opening the G.
W. King Garage, one of the city's
older business establishments,
in the early twenties.
Surviving, in addition to his
mother, are his wife, Mrs. Estelle
Willaford- King; five brothers,
G rover H. King, G. Thomas King,
Boyce King and Walter King, all
of Lancaster, S. C., and Charles
M. King, of Kannapolis; and
three sisters, Mrs. Anna King
Dllling, Kannapolis, Mrs. Ma^y
Mauney, Gastonia, and Mrs.
Gene Willi^ns, Charlotte.
Active pallbearers were Glenn
Grigg, Frank Hamrick, Dewitt
Hughes, Hal Ward, Hunter Allen,
and Pat Tlgnor. ??
Honorary pallbearers were
members of the Kings Mountain
Final Rites Held
Foi Arthur Ormand
Final ritoa for Arthur Ormand,
57, brother of Mrs. Glenn Grigg,
of Kings Mountain, were held
PgtflMMw-Afternoon at Colum
bus, following1 brteiMrtidM
Dunn on Tuesday.
dkd. Sunday In
Veteran*._ Zfospital, Fayettevllle,
where he had been a patient for
two months. He was suffering
from a kidney ailment. '?
He #a4wi|Mrof the late Char'
les Tracy and Laura Ware Or
Surviving, In addtion to Mrs.
Grigg, are his wife, several chil
dren, three brothers and four sis
Kings Mountain medical mitt,
hospital officials and township
hospital trustees arts collaborat
ing with others throughout the
county In seeking sufficient peti
tions for a county ?vide bond is
sue election for hospital con
Under agree nent between the
county mtedical society and the
hospital trustees, the two groups
asked on Monday that the county
board of commissioners call a
bond issue election tor $165,000
said to be sufficient to add SO
beds to the Shelby hospital plant
and ao beds to the fOnfrMotai'
*tn hospital plant, provided the
customary formal* j|tferal
and Stat* contributions Is follow
Toe commissioners agreed to
call the election, If the protx>r pe
tltions are filed, and provided the
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TMrni! statf contriDiiuons a*e
nvnilnbli^ ? . ? - i't.
Thtere has been considerable
?peculation mat funds under the
Hill-Burton act will be scarce, if
not completely exhausted, follow
ing the dose of the finest year
next June, which, proponents
say, dictates haste.
" Representing Kings Mountain
and Kings Mountain hospiui at
Monday's comity, commissioners'
session were Dr. W. L. Ramseur.
member of the county medical
society committee handling the
matter, and U - fly hos
pital business manager.
> Mr. Howard said KtnfOfoun
tain hospital can Make a strong
case tor b^<%:?n<J bases the
request for more building on V
an 18 percent increase taTMtients
in the etlsnidar year 1W over
3) lade of private rooms, which,
Mr. Howard said, is costing th*
who would oth
CITIZENS INVITED TO INSPECT NURSES HOME
?The hospital board oi trustees will hold open
house at the recently completed nurses home of
Kings Mountain hospital on Sunday afternoon
from 2 to 5 O'clock. The picture above was taken
shortly after the delivery of shrubs used in the
landscaping of the grounds and provided by the
House and Garden club. Mrs. Arnold Riser and
Mrs. G. E. Bridges served on the committee in
charge of the beautiflcation project. The eight
room .brick home is located on Edgemont Drive.
. (Photo by Carlisle Studio.)
Open House Set
For Nurses Home
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noon, wt^Ji\ro8 Mountain h?
S?SCnn^ M^ tt0m l ^ \
o'clocVc. _ _ -ToWnship trustees, ,
??w? toy other me^r weU ??
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?^ITn ?o?P?^ ?li
gan, K- ?B , Comply* Kings
cftived anc *n*aU are partlc
CltVzens %S the d the open \
r??. oy 1
hospital trustees- ^ thls,
"?e af m^h-needea ?^iS\
neW .rhosplt*1 P*&?1 *3 to do a 1
S3SS m ^^Sggi
toppU*8 the :w. ?_.\
^Klnga Mountain gJJtjy m?re\
. also bought v order*
m.wo po"; ro i?3-'
h;Sw ?**??* duf pmu?"?m
SS5.T! w'i'SJud w -eg:
The 195B total receipts by
quarters was: March quarter,
$12,676.43; June quarter, $11,006.
31; September quarter, $10,404.
32; December quarter, $14,907.44.
The total receipt* by quartern
for 1958 w**: March quartbr. $12,
281 .21; June quart*, $12,(m33;
September quarter, $11,1H4J?;
December qmrtcr, $17,370.48 To
?i -? - ?- ? iii fn ? n ? ? - M ^
r rinK cox, money oratf cwnc,
supplied the report on money or
der purchases. ; ^
A first- class postofflce for rfrv
eral years, the total receipts for
the year were well over tit* mini
mum figure required to maintain
1953 City Taxes
63.6 Percent Paid
City taxes for 1953 were 63.6
percent paid through January
2, according to report from
Clarence E. Carpenter, city tax
Mr. Carpenter reported total
payments pf 580,294.97 against
a levy of 5126,086.18 which will
be produced by the $1.30 per
$100 tax rate on property and
the $2 poll tax.
Remaining to be paid. _ are
""axes are payable at par
du ing the month of January.
Penalties accrue in February.
City board ol commissioners
meet Thursday evening at 8
o'clock for the regular January
meeting with several items of
business listed on the agenda.
Mayor Glee A. Bridges said
the board will ^consider appoint
ment of a fire chief, to succeed
the late G. W. King, and that the
fire department had been invited
to attend the meeting.
Other items! he said, include
opening bids on curb-and-gutter
and sidewalk installation on West
.The board is also . expected to
discuss recent developments on
thte city's request for an allot*
ment of natural gas.
Mayor Bridges added that the
city's water supply seems to bo
increasing slowly, with the city
having suspended its intake from
the Gold Mine shaft. Still being
used i? about 100,000 gallons daily
from the Cherryville Road wtells.
To Be Jnstalled
Henry Edwards. Shelby attor
ney and secretary of the SheVby
Kiwanis club, will install offi
cers of the Kings Mountain Ki
wanis club at the Thursday
night meeting of the club, which
will be a ladles night affair,.
The cluib convenes at Masonic
Dining Hall at 6:45
Officers to be installed are:
Dr. W. P. Gerberdtng president,
J. C. Bridges, vice-president; and
B. S. Peeler, Jr., second vice-pres
Directors to be installed are:
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Held On Monday
Funeral services fu. Laura
Margaret Kincaid, seven-months
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
David Kincaid, were conducted
Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock
from thfe home of the child's ma
ternal grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Hayv ood E.. Lynch.
Rev. P. D. Patrick and Rev.
Gordon Weekley officiated and
burial was. in Mountain Rest
The young child died of acci
dental suffocation at the Lynch
home Sunday morning at about
7:45 a. m. according to Ollle Har
ris, Cleveland County coronor.
Mr. Harris said thte Child was
apparently sleeping on her sto
mach and had moved to the foot
of the bed catching her head
face down, between the foot
board and mattress.
She was rushed to Kings Moun
tain hospital where shte failed to
respond to efforts to revive her.
The young parents are resi
dents of Raleigh, whore Mr. Kin
caid is a student at N. C. State
College. They wbre visiting here
during the school holidays.
Survivors Include the parents
and maternal grandparents and
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold W. Kincaid,
the paternal grandparents.
Few New Names
Registration for the January 16
city bond elections ended Satur
day with very minor registering
, C. L. Black, Ward 1 registrar,
reported a net addition of four
Mrs. J. T. McGinnls, Jr., Ward
5 registrar, reported a net addi
tion of nine voters, while Mrs. H.
R. Parton, Ward 2 registrar, had
two additions, and several trans
fers. Other registrars could not
toe reached Wednesday, tout It
was understood little activity
was noted at either Paul Led
ford's Ward 4, nor at Mrs. Ruth
Bowers Ward 3 precinct.
Saturday will be Challenge
Day, when any citizen may
screen the toooks to challenge the
right of registered persons to
vote. It is expected to toe a quiet
day, too, according to past cus
Registered citizens will have
the opportunity to ? determine
four questions on January 16:
1) Shall the city borrow $250,
000 for water system Improve
2 1 Sha"'} the city toorrow $200,
000 for si < r system improve
3) Shall the city borrow $150,
000 for building recreational fa
Continued On Page Eight
Free Barbecue And Speeches listed
On Young Democrats Rally Agenda
Horace (Dagwood) Kornegay,
Greensboro lawyer and chairman
^tJVorth Carolina Young Demo
crats, will make the principal ad
dress Friday night at an organi
zational rally of Number 4 Town
thlp Young Democrat*.
Jack White, leader in the or
ganization movement, a*i4 |fc f*
fully anticipated that a capacity
crowd Mfcr night's
free barbecue fit Masonic Dining:
Hall, and that the organization
will be effected.
An Young Democrat* (age* 18
to 40) are being urged to attend,
who* apedal* invitation*- 'fc^jw*
feteen *ent to D*s4KdBad*r* In
Cleveland County, and to other
Jim White, county YDC chair
man, will attend, a* will C. C.
Horn, county Democratic chair
man, it was announced. Otnerm
specially Invited Include member*
of the county board of commis
sioners, members of the city
board of commissioners, County
Coronor J. Ollle Harris, Senator
Robert F. Morgan, and Rep. B.
T. Falls, Jr.
The supper will begin at 7
o'clock, with Red Bridges' bar
becue listed as the principal de
Jack White said It to the Intent
of the organizing committee to
hold an election of officers and
to name committees for each pre
cinct In the townfltrip.
Generally, the organization
movement has been Interpreted
as an answer to Number 4 Town
ship Republicans which organiz
ed a township GOP committee
several months ago, with W. T.
Weir as chairman. \
Polio Fund Drive
Foi Fond Effort
Everything is in readiness for
the Klivgs Mountain 1934 March
of Dimes campaign, Co-Chalr
man George . Thomasson said
Wednesday as he announced so
liciting, committees, and other
details of the annual fund-rais
Commercial and industrial so
liciting will begin Monday with
eight committees dividing the
work of covering the whole com
munity, Mr. Thomasson said.
In addition, he announced that
the Junior Woman's Club, with
Mrs. Denver King as chairman,
will conduct the familiar moth
er's march on January 21, and
that Mrs. Carl Mayes will direct
campaign participation of Kings
Mountain Garden Clubs.
J. C. McKinney will serve as
treasurer for the campaign.
Motorists are being invited to
put dimes ? which won't give
any parking time ? In the city's
parking meters. The dimes will
go to the campaign against in
fantile paralysis. Stickers Invit
ing the dimes heve been placed
on the meters.
The several soliciting commit
Group 1 ? E. E. Marlowe and
Group 2 ? Fred Weaver and
Mr&. Charlie Ballard. ? ? ? ? ?
Group 3 ? Dave Saunders, Sr.,
and Paul Walker.
Group 4 ? Charles Dixon, J. C.
Bridges, Clyde Whetstine, and
Group 0 ? Whltey Whites idea
and John Greene.
Group 6 ? Charles Neisler (in
Group 7 ? Dr. N. H (Reed, John
Lewis, and George Thomasson.
Group 8 ? Joe flendrick, John
Cheshire, and Gene Tlmms.
"The goal of $5,000 is not a lot
at money to ask for this worthy
cause," Mr. Thomasson aald.
"However, it will require a lot of
individual gifts to assure our
reaching that amount. We hope
everyone will dig just as deep as
they possibly can."
Gaunt Family Loses
Almost All In Fire
The residence of Golman
Gaunt, 100 Cleveland avenue,
was destroyed by fire Wednes
day morning at 3:15 a. m.
Firemen said that the fire had
a head start before thesy arrived.
Virtually all of the belongings
of the Gaunt family were de
stroyed by the fire which was
thought to have started from an
oil cook stove. The house, said
to be a total loss, is owned toy
D. C. Mauney.
Firemen also answered three
other alarms during the past
On Sunday, firemen were call
ed to extinguish an auto blaze In
the 400 block of S. Battleground
avenue. Two grass fires were al
so extinguished, one at the home
of Otto Williams of Watterson
street and the other on Waco
Seal Sale Total
Cleveland County's annual sale
of T-B Christmas seals is run
ning short of Its $8,000 goal, ac
cording to report this week by
Mrs. B .M. Jarrett.
She pointed out that the funds
are urgently needed to properly
operate the county-wide program
to prevent tuberculosis and to
cure those who contract the dis
One of the principal functions
of the T-j3 Association is in sup
plying funds for operating the
T-B X-iRay unit, which makes pe
riod^ visits here and to all parts
of the county.
. The mobile unit will set up
here again Thursday on S. Bat
tleground ?venue, in* front of
Belk's Department Store. It will
be open from 10 a. m. to noon,
*nd from I to 4 p. m. Any person
may obtain a chest x-ray free of
charge, merely toy vL'ting the
Mrs. Eugene Roberts was
reported In satisfactory condi
tion Wednesday, following an
oration at Gaston Memorial
hospital on Tuesday.
TO HEAD MERCHANTS ? John
H. Lewis ha* becil elected presi
dent of the King* Mountain Mer
chants association for the com
ing year. . He will succeed J. C.
Lewis To Head
John H. Lewis will serve as
president of the Kings Mountain
Merchants association for 1954-55,
according to results of mail bal
loting for officers announced
Wednesday by association offi
Mr Lewis, erbdit manager of
Sterchi's, will succeed J. C. Brid
ges. of Bridges Hardware.
Paul Walker, of Myers' De
partment Store, was elected vice
president, to succeed W. G.
Grantham, of Victory Chevrolet
Four new directors elected are
Ross Alexander, Sam Collins,
Martin Harmon, and Hubert Mc
Ginnis. -v ?
Holdover directors are John O.
Plonk, B. S. Peeler, Jr., Yates
Harbison and Fred W, Plonk.
Retiring directors are Dan
Huffstfetler, O. W. Myers Hal
Ward, H. E. Lynch, and Hilton
Ruth. ? .
The new officers and directors
assume their duties In February.
Gift To Hospital
Kings Mountain Jaycees will
purchase an incubator for King8
Mountain hospital and will a
^aln stage "Operation Road
block" as a March of Dimes pro
The two actions highlighted
the regular meeting of the orga
nization, held at Masonic Hall
Tuesday night. Around 36 mem
bers were present.
President Paul Walker, who
presided, told the group that the
board of directors had approved
the purchase and asked the club
to vote $500 for the unit
Grady Howard, hospital busi
ness manager, pointed out that
regular funds are not sufficient
for purchase of special
ment and said that the addition
of the incubator would give the
hospital the finest equipment of
this type. ..j
President Walker announced
appointment of K. E.
. rison as chairman of "Operat Ion
Roadblock." Mr; Morrison urged
all members to take part In the
project, which will be **
the corner of East King ******
and York road on Sunday, MXMt*
George Thonvasson, Kings
Mountain area Dimes drive co
chairman, also urged Jaycees to
again support the project.
The club voted sponsor a
"Get-Out- The- Vot1 campaign
on January 16, date of. the city
bond election. Jaycees will he
stationed at the polls and will
"tag" voters with lapel ibuttons
signifying that the citizen
cast his ballot.
Jack White announced that
Horace Kornegay, state presl
I dent, will be the speaker at ?
Number 4 Township Young De
mocrats Club organizational
I meeting at Masonic Hall Friday
1 night and urged all interested
1 Jaycees to attend.
I It was announced that Bill to
ns* leads in "Lite A-Lawn"
house marker ?ale? wrtth 2CL
| dub has sold over 50, Project
I Chairman Morrison reported.
The Band Pund drive total fras
reported at ??S0 and Wilson Grif
fin, drive chairman, urged final
1 mopUP<* the affort this
i Mr. Jonas, the club treasurer,
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