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Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, February 18, 1954
, PRICE FIVE CENTS
3*. and Mrs. D. F. Hord and
daughter, Barbara, are confin
ed -to their home with mumps.
Rev. and Mrs. R. L. Hardin
and family moved Thursday
from Kings (Mountain to the
Berryhill community, in Meck
lenburg county, where Rev.
Mr. Hardin assumed pastor
ate duties Bunchy 9t Berryhill
Baptist church. -
ON HONOR ROLL
Miss Jean Elizabeth tMoRae
has been listed on the second
ihonor roll group for the se
mester at Lenoir-Rhyne col
lege, Hickory . In a news story
In last week's Herald Miss Me
diae's name was inadvertently
listed as Elizabeth Rhea.
ON DEAN'S LIST
OAK RIDGE.? Louis Arnold
Kiser, Jr., of Kings Mountain,
has >been placed on the Dean's
list for the semester ending
January 25. A "B1 'average or
better Is required to "be placed
?a the Dean's list C^det Kiser
Is a sophomore at v ik Ridge
Genolka Ray won $30 in trade
certificates at the weekly draw
ing last. Thursday ih the Mer
' chants 'Association treasure
chest promotion. The drawing
is again set for 3:30 p. m.
Thursday in front of Cooper's,
?A v Inc., with the Jackpot at $408.
, BTU CLINIC
"A pSffl fur UTIlcei* and lead
ers of the Baptist Training Un-'
ibn.of Kings Mountain Baptist
association will be held at
Fitst Baptist church here on
:.::J Monday night at 7:15, it was
Mrs. Broughtoa McGinnis, BTU
< t i r < ' t ? ' r , Will oomiiu-i jthe clin
D. C Mauney, wflo has been
a patient at Memorial Hospl
v tal, Charlotte, for the past nine
day 8, was reported Improved
Wednesday. Mr. Mauney en
tered the hospital on Febru
ary 9 foe check-up and obser
vntlon. He hopes to return
home within the next few days.
' ON THE AIR ...
There will be a series of ra
dio broadcasts, "Your Schools
Report" from Radio Station
WKMT each Friday' at 5:45 p.
im., beginning February 1ft. The
broadcasts will feature the
students in various activities
Of the schools. .
Billy Throneburg, of Rad
ford, Va., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Y. F. Throneburg, of Kings
Mountain, has been promoted
to the position of chief senior
chemist by Hercules Powder
Company, and Is being trans
ferred to the Kingston,
plant about March 1
' *Mrs. Jake Hord has Joined
the. sales staff of Keeter's De
partment Store, It was an
nounced this week. Mrs. Hord
will fill the vacancy In the
ready-to-wear department cre
ated by the forthcoming retire
ment of Mrs. Orr Weir. V v. ; ?
Kings Mountain Building &
?Loan association will adopt a
new schedule of office hours,
effective next week, It was an
nounced by Ben H. Bridges,
secretary ? treasurer. The as
sociation office at 113 W.
Mountain street will be op~n
from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m- daily,
except Wednesdays, when it
will close at noon, and Satur
days, when It will close at 1
pro- . ;
Directors of the Kings Moun
tain - Merchants association
will hold a Dutch Supper meet
ing at New South Restaurant
Monday e.enlng at 7 o'clodt,
according to announcement by
John Lewis, president. Mr.
Lewis Mia ui Itoped all direc
tors wpuld make a special ef
fort to attend since the Mon
day. session will be the first of
the new association year.
Succumbs At 80
Funeral services lor Mrs. Sara
Frances Hullender. 90, one of thte
community's oldest citizens, were
held Saturday afternoon at Cen
tral Methodist church of which
she was a member.
Interment followed in Pleasant
Hill church cemtetery.
Mrs. Hullender died Friday
morning at 4:30 at Kings Moun
tain hospital. She had been in ill
health for the past six months.
The widow of J. D. Hullender,
who died in 1934, she was a dau
ghter of the late Griffin and Eli
zabeth Sparks Sanders.
Surviving are two sons, C. W..
Hulltender, of Kings Mountain,
and iVy B. Hullender, of Gas
tonla, a sister, Mrs. Minnie Coo
per, of Washington,' D. C., 11
grandchildren, 23 great-grand
children, and eight great-great
The funeral rites were conduoN
ed by Rev. P. L. Shore, Jr., pastor
of Ctentral Methodist church, who
was assisted by Rev. George Lin
gle, of Gastonia.
The body lay in state at the
church for an hour prior to the
For L B, Peck
Funeral services for Lewis B.
Peck, 51, twelfth division high
way engineer and father of L. B.
Peck, Jr., an Employee of Superior
Stone Company here, will be held
at 11 o'clock Thursday morning
at Central Methodist church, Shel
Graveside rites and Interment
will take Place at Fairvlew come
tery, in Albtemarle, at 3:30 Thurs
Mr. Peck died at Shelby hos
pital early Tuesday afternoon fol
lowing a heart attack suffered
early that morning.
He had become a Shelby citi
zen in 1949 when transferred
thter* as chief highway engineer
for the division. Prior to that
time, he had held a similar posi
tion in Albemarle.
Mr. Peck was well-known in
Kings Mountain, where he visited
frequently in connection with
He had been employed by the
State Highway Department since
1920. He graduated from N. C.
State College in 1921 and received
his degree In engineering from
N. C. State in 1928.
Mr. Peck was a member of
Central Methodist church of Shel
by, Shelby' Elks Lodge, was a
Mason and Shriner, .Veteran of1
World War.I, member of 40 and
8, and had received the Silver
Beaver award for his work with
the Boy Scouts:
. He is also survived by his wife,
Mrs. Irene Taylor Peck; and four
daughters of the home, Mary An
na, Irene Taylor, Nancy Durham
and Betty Louise Peck; two
grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs.
George French of Raleigh, Mrs.
Arthur Furr of Albemarle, Mrs.
W. M. McCorkle of Charlotte, and
Mrs. Charles Rowe, of Falls
Creek, V*.-. )
Back From Capitol *
Mayor Glee A. Bridges and At
torney Jack White returned from
Washington, D. C., on Monday
following a week's stay in tha,
Capitol where they appeared be
fore the Federal Power Commis
sion in support of the city's plea
for an allotment of natural gas.
Thte city's hearing, previously
scheduled for February 8, was
not called until Friday. Brief tes
timony was heard on Friday with
the' remainder being heard oif
Monday, Mayer Bridges said, He
expressed optimism that the city
will receivto a natural gas allot
ment, previously granted tenta
tively several months ago.
fc K. At, I, on r I, vfcGUI
are serving as co-chairmen of the
Kinga Mountain *#ea MfM appeal
for the Cleveland County Chapter
of the American Heart Associa
In a Fetter t6 eitlwns this week,
the co<?*ialrmen point out that
every second death la attributable
to heart disease And that all the
funda obtained ate used either 1)
to educate citizens on heart mO*
intents and pn?v?hfive measures,
or 2) to purchase equipment us
able In relieving and alleviating
aliments created by heart disease.
Under the arrangement, 55 per
cent Of the mortey collected re
mains fin Cleveland County with
the oeunty chapter, of which
peoige It flou*>r. Dr. Paul K.
V* ?? -r':* 2 :
Of Optimist Club
New Civic Glob
To Close Charter
Roll February 25
J. Neal Grlssom, assistant man
ager of Harris Funeral Home
was elected president of the Opt,
mist club of Kings Mountain at a
meeting last Thursday night' at
the Corner Cafe, at which, time
the newly . formed club was of
ficially made a par* of Optimist
District 18 and Optimist Interna
Other officers elected were
James E. White and Emory C.
Nicholson, vice-presidents; Thorn
as J. Owens, secretary . ti-casur
er; and Clarence E. Carpenter,
J. P. Laclcey, James A. Lybrand.
m~ - Cdllins. J. K. Willis Jr.
and Dan Huffstetler, directors.
The club will meet twice mon
thly, on the second and fourth
Thursdays, at the Corner Cafe.
The next rbgular meeting of the
local group will be held Thurs
day night, at which time the Shel
by club will present a "model"
program lor the new club.
The club's charter will be held
open until rfext Thursday's meet
ing and mfen who become mem
bers of the club prior to, or at
that meeting will be charter mem
Formal chartering ceremonies
will be held April 8th, at which
time the cluKs charter, approving
U aiuilatc club in Optimist
International, Will be presented . !
Thursday's meeting marked
conclusion of steps taken several
weeks ago to initiate the forma
tion of a dub here. The new club
was sponsored by the Shelby club,
which was .organiasd in Febru
ary lfes.- ^lby members at
tending the meeting Thursday
weffe L. J. (Bill) Bailey, president,
SKi Waldrep, past president,
BUI Blanton, and C. L. Vaughan.
The Kings Mountain club will
form a part of District 18, Hugh
A. Cranford of Charlotte, gover
nor, which comprises clubs locat
ed In North and South Carolina.
John M. Parkier, field repre
sentative of Optimist Internation
al explained to the charter mem
bers the objectives and purposes
of the Optimist club movement.
"The Optimist club Is a civic
organization with Ideals for the
highest achievement," he said
"It challenges the best that is in
its members. Both the Optimist
Creed and the objects of Optimist
International are applicable In
the life of every right-thinking
man, and when sinderely follow
ed, their inspiration and influence
are dynamic." He p (Anted to the
youth program being carried on
by more than 900 Optimist clubs
under the organization's slogan,
"Friend of the Boy."
In accepting the presidency of
this new group, Mr. Grlssom pled
ged that the local club would take
an active part In civic welfare
and would soon engage In a defi
nite youth activity.
"W* are proud to become a part
of Optimist International," he
- ild. "Not o:Hy do Optimists
clubs take part In every worth
while civic work, but thtey also
have earned distinction for their
efforts to guide our boys along
the right roau j useful citizen
City, firemen answered one
call during the past week, ac
cording toC. D. tWare, fireman.
'Monday afternoon at 12:30 p.
m- firemen answered a call to
extinguish a grass fire in ? va
cant lot on First street.
Hendricks and C.
Kings Mountain area director!.
, Already the Chapter has provid
ed emergency oxygten equipment j
lor both Shelby and King* Moun
tain hospitals which may be ob
tained on the order of any doctor
without d^rfcj'lor * 72-hour pe
riod. Kings Mountain hospital haa
two sets of the emergency equip
The co-cWunen also netted that
two HFortJi ? Carolina Medical
schools, Duke *nd Bowman Gray,
received research grants In 1953
totaling $56,000 from the Ameri
can Heart Association by North
Carolina dtteens last yesr.
S;]?ti/<*ns are aslced to rtake do
nations to $, L, McGlU, either In
| person or by mail.
OPTIMIST PRESIDENT ? j. Neal
Grissom, above, was named first
president of the Optimist Club,
Officially organized here last
Final plans for remodeling the
existing East Elementary school
building to provide a new cafe
teria and . lunchroom wtere ap
proved by members of the Kings
Mountain district board of school
trustees in special meeting last
Thursday night at 8 p. m.
The East school project now
awaits final, state school board
hnilriinpr planning cnmmlttPP np.
proval of ftie blueprints before
bids will be askted.
The state school board has al- 1
ready approved final plans for
construction <Jf a new four-room
structure at East school.
Bids will be asked both sepa
rately and jointly on the new con
struction'* and remodeling pro:
Jects, with the work to begin on
the new structure as soon as pos
sible. The remodeling project Is
to begin in June, after the pre
sent term of school.
The board discussed a proposed
joint land purchase with the city
parks and recreation commission
which would provide the board
additional land for Davidson
J. L. Beam, Jr., of Cherryville,
architect for the East school
building program, met with the
board and presented the plans,
which he sal? meets all require
ments of thte state committee and
the state cafeteria planning com
Mr. Beam said the remodeling
plans incorporate the following
provision^: a new cafeteria, kit
chen and combination library and
dining area; adequate lighting;
fireproofing of the boiler and
coal storage rooms to meet re
quirements of the state fire mar
shall; and standard toilet rooms.
The board also authorized
Principal Rowell Lane expenses
to attend the national principals
meeting In Milwaukee, Wis., and
approved plans to repair the roof
of Central auditorium.
Chairman A. W. Kincaid pre
sided and Trustees J. R. Davis,
Dr. P. G. Padgett and Fred W.
Jaycees To Give
The Junior Chamber of Com
merce will sponsor a two-day per
formance by "Preston, the Magi
cian," according to action taken
at the regular meeting of the
group at Masonic dining hall
Tentative dates for the show
are April 23 and 34.
R. B. Hellams, of Clinton, S. C,
representative of Mr. Preston,
presented details of the show to
the club. "/
J. L. Wllk!e, of Shelby, state
membership chairman,' 1 was a
guest of the club and ihducted
Bob Rosberg as a new member.
Mr. Rosberg is employed at Foote
President Paul Walker presid
ed and announced details of the
club's annual election of officers,
to be held the second meeting In
He named a nominating com
mittee of Joe Hedden, Bill Fulfon,
W. K. Mauney, Jr., Grady Ho
ward and Jack White. com
mittee is to report at the next
K. E. Morrison reported on the
state quarterly board meeting,
held in Greensboro last weekend.
Mr. Walker announced that the
club's board of director* had vot
ed not to present a minstrel show
Ralph FTow, an employee of
Foote Mineral Co, was also a
guest of the club.
B. & L Assets
Kings Mountain Building &
Loan association stockholders cli
maxed a busy day for their asso
ciation Tuesday night by re-elect
ing their eleven directors, adding
a new director, and hearing a re
port by Ben H. Bridges, secretary
treasurer, that the association's
assets had reached one million
, dollars In January for the first
time in the long history of the
The secretary's report was also
highlighted by the announce
ments that 1) the association has
been accepted for membership in
the Federal Savings and Loan as
sociation with all savings ac
counts now insured up to $10,000,
2) that the $12,000 rebuilding and
modernization program of the as
sociation offices J? now complete,
and 3) that a new system of com
plete machine posting and ac
counting has been installed.
The new director elected by the
association stockholders Is R. L.
Lewis, of Bessemer City, farmer
and dairyman and one of the
principal stockholders of Son
rise Dairy, of Gastonia.
Other directors of the associa
tion, all of whom were re-elected,
are W. K. Mauney, R. L. Mauney,
J. C. Keller, J. C. Lackey, Ben H.
Bridges, C. W. Hullender, Dr. L.
P. Baker, J. R. Davis, W. M.
Gantt, J. E; Mauney and Clyde
Following the stockholders
meeting, the directors re-elected
all officers as follows: W. K.
Mauney, president; J. C. Keller
and J. C. Lackey, vice-presidents;
and Ben H, Bridges, secretary
treasurer. Davis and White were
re-elected attorneys for the as
? Mr. Bridget^ in his report nn
the affairs of the association for
the year ended December 31,
1953, said that the association in
creased its assets by $138,000 dur
ing the yeftf, upped its savings
accounts by $97,000, and increased
its loan totals by $80,000.
said the association .list!, ft
bout 1,300 stockholders, almost
equally divided between savings
accounts and loan accounts.
The stockholders meeting fol
lowed an open house held in the
afternoon and attended by about
200 persons. Favors were provid
ed for all visitors, Including flow
en and measuring spoons for
ladles, cigars for the mien, and
balloons for children.
Officers and directors assisted
the office staff in serving as hosts
for the occasion. The open house
marked completion of the asso
ciation modernization program,
which included complete interior
ad exterior redecoration, interi
of central heating and air-condi
tioning, and installation of new
office furniture and furnishings.
Guests , called from Shelby,
Cherry vl lie, Bessemer City, and
Gastonia, as well as from Kings
Mountain, the register showed.
Rev. David Morris
Resigns At Temple
?Rev. David Morris has resigned
as pastor at Temple Baptist
church to become associated
March 1 with Dr. Larry (Mayo,
First Baptist church, Smithfield.
Rev. Mr. Morris is to toe pastor
of Pecan Grove church mission
of the Smithfield church. He al
so expects to continue his studies
at Southeastern Baptist -Semi
nary, Wake Forest.
Mr. Morris has served as pas
tor of Temple Baptist church for
over a year, coming to Kings
Mountain from Southern Baptist
Seminary, Louisville, Ky.
Announcement of Mr. Morris'
resignation was made Sunday at
morning church service.
The Morris family expects to;
move to Smithfield the first
week ot March.
Mrs. R. L Lewis
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Funeral rites for Mrs. Mary
Mc Arthur Lewis, 67, of North
Wilke?tooro, were held Wednes
day, with brief rites Wednesday
morning in North WHkeaboro
and with final rites at First
Preebyterlan church, Lumber
ton Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Lowis was the mother of
Dr. B. E. Lewis, husband of the
former Miss Dorothy Plonk, of
Mrs. Lewis died Monday night
at the home of hef son. She had
been in declining healtti ? num.
toer of ytatt.
She waa the former Miss Mary
Martha Arthur, of St. Pauls,
and the widow of R. T Lewis, of
Surviving, in addition to her
son, are three slater*, four broth -
Health Men Check!
On Parrot Fever
From Lab Coming
County and state health autho
rities are awaiting laboratory re
ports from the United States Pub
lic Health Service to determine
whether human cases of parrot
fever, a pneumonia-like disease,
may have originated in Kings
Dr. Z. P. Mitchell, county health
officer, and Dr. Martin P*. Hines,
representative of . the North Caro
Una State Board of Health, were
in Kings Mountain Wednesday
morning making further checks
to determine whether parrot or
parakeet fever, known medically
as psittacosis^ exists here.
Dr. Mitchell emphasized that
he die7, hot wish to appear "alar
mist", but that there is a possi
bility the disease is extant here,
qmong both bird and humans,
and he urged that parakeet own
ers who become ill contact their
family physician at once.
Symptoms of parrot fever, he
added, Include fever, chills, head
ache, coughing, muscle soreness
and others commonly attributable
to pneumonia and related respi
Attention of county and state
health authorities was draw^i to
Kings Mountain, where numerous
persons are breeding the birds,
by the Tennessee Board of Heal
tli. A Tennessee chinch was' 111
and the tentative diagnosis was
parrot fever. It was learned that
a parakeet owned by the Tonnes
sea n was purchased, or other
wise obtained, in Kings Mountain.
Definite diagonals awaits return
of the report from the U. S. Pub
lic .Health Sentec. laboratory ft
Montgomery, Aft., whert? E>r7
Hlnes said, officials are "swamp
On blood tests made here Wed
nesday morning, It may require
two weeks to get the report, Dr.
Hines noted, adding that local
physicians have been informed of
the situation and are in position
to cope with It.
Dr. Mitchell declined to make
public the names of local people
who may have been victims of the
disease, pending receipt of the
Persons who own ill parakeets
are also requested to contact the
county health department at
once, Dr. Mitchell said.
Revltewing the history of par
rot fever. Dr. Hines said that par
rots and parakeets were banned
from interstate commerce In the
early thirties, after the disease
had reached epidemic proportions
and caused a number of deaths In
California. In 1950, the rules were
relaxed, and the parakeet busi
ness has boomed, aided and abett
ed by a huge smuggling opera
tion from Mexico, hte continued.
North Carolina still requires
certain Information concerning
pslttaclne birds shipped into the
state and the law also requires
everyone who "sells, breeds, pur
chases, handles, or otherwise
deals in birds of the pslttaclne
family" to record each transac
tion, the record to show number
of birds sold, purchased or trad
? DIMES TOTAL UP
Total Kings Mountain area
donations to the 1954 March of
Dimes campaign stood at $5,
412.04 WeJnesday, according to
a report by J. C. McKlnney,
Jobless Pay Claims
Drop To 510 Here
The employment situation in
Kings Mountain is improved, a
drop in claims for unemploy
ment compensation indicates,
Franklin Ware, manager of the
Kings Mountain office of the
State Employment Service said
Claims dropped to 510 last
week, and Mr. Ware reported
all industrial establishments
operating this week, though
sbmc are on part-time or less
than capacity basis.
However, Mr. Ware listed no
spot points" ? where more
than 20 layoffs require that the
Employment Service staff visit
plants to take unemployment
There was no confirmation at
the local employment office on
reports that Carlon division of
Carlton Mills, Inc., (formerly
Beaunlt's Frieda Manufactur
ing Company) is to begin ope
, rations soon. The Gastonia Ga
zette reported last weekend
that the . Crowder's Mountain
mill would resume operations
K. M. B & 1
Announcement is being made
this week and was made to
stockholders Tuesday night that
Kings Mountain Bnlldlng & I-onn
association has become a mem
ber of the Federal Savings &
Loan Insurance Corporation and
that its savings accounts are in
sured up to $10,000 on each ac
Th.> Kings Mountain Building
& Loan association was estab
lished In 1907L * ? ? *,
Sen H. Bridges, secretary-treas
urer, said he was proud to an
nounce the affiliation of the
Kings Mountain association with
the Federal Savings and Loan
Insurance Corporation, and in
strumentality of the United Sta
"While the association is op
erating quite satisfactorily and
while there is r.o substitute for
good management policies, the
insurance of savings accounts
adds another measure of safety
to the deposits in our associa
tion," Mr. Bridges said.
He pointed out that it is now
possible for. a man and wife to
have $30,000 in association sav
ings completely insured, $10,000
each in separate accounts and
#10,000 in a joint account.
Troop 2 Window
Troop 2, St. Matthew's Luther
an church, was adjudged first
place winner Saturday in the Boy
Scout window displays, conducted
as a part- of thte annual obser
vance of Boy Scout week here.
The Troop, whose display was
presented at Sterchi's, won a
prize of $10.
Troop 5, sponsored by the
Goodfellow's club, was given the
second place prize of $5. Thfe dis
play of Troop 5 was at Baird Fur
Third place winner of $2.50 was
Troop 1, First Presbyterian
church, who displayed at McGin
nis Furniture Co. "
Judges were E. C. .Nicholson,
Joe Hendrick, Sam R. Suber and
C. D. Ware.
Kings Mountain Builder Tom Sellers
Drowned In Catawba River Saturday
Funeral services for Thomas
Watson Sellers, 44, Kings Moun
tain building contractor, were
held Monday afternoon at Grace
Methodist, church. The pastor,
Rev. C, L. Grant, officiated and
was assisted by Rev. Yancey Car
ter, of Second Wesleyan Metho
dist church. Interment was made
In Mountain Rest cemetery.
Mr. filers drowned In the fri
gid waters of the Catawba river,
about two miles above Buster
Boyd bridge, on Saturday after
His body was recovered 20
hours after the accident, near the
spot his empty motor boat was
seen circling by Floyd Sanders,
of Kingi Mountain, who had ac
companied Sellers to the river to
try out a new outboard tnotor.
York County Coronor M. P.
Nichols ruled that no inquest was
necessary and that the drowning
was "obviously accidental".
According to Mr. Sander;, he
had turned his back to' the river
after seeing Sellers pull away
from the bank. When hi suddenly
heard an unusual noise, he turn
ed around and saw only the emp
ty motor boat, circling 150 yards
Life saving crews of Gastonia
and Rock Hill, S. C., collaborated
in recovering the body.
Mr. Sellers was a veteran of
World War II. Born September
9, 1909, he was the son of Mrs.
Amanda Eaker Sellers, and of
the late John A. Seller*.
In addition to his mother he is
survived by his wife, Mrs. Wilma
Hall Sellers of the home; seven
brothers, Pink Sellers of Besse
mer City. John Sellers of Gaston
ia, Marshall, Charles, and Sche
ntk Sellers of Cherryvllle, Henry
Sellers of Salisbury, and Frank
Sellers of Kings Mountain, and
three sisters, Mrs. J. A. Eakfer of
Kings Mountain, Mrs. R. O. Black
of Gastonia, and Mrs. Archie Gat
tls of Belmont
43 Favor BurMil
A group of 43 persons, des
cribing themselves as adjoining
and nearby property owners to
the Turlington Mill Corporation
property proposed for a recrea
tion plant site, have filed a peti
tion with the mayor in which
they support the BurMil site for
the proposed- plant.
The petition is regarded as an
answer to the opposing petition
ot 14 other nearby property own
ers who oppose the use of the
BurMil property for a recreation
plant, according to Tillman Pear
son, who circulated the petition.
The text of the petition follows:
"We, the undersigned, taxpay
ers and property owners, wish to
express our wholehearted approv
al to the location of a playground
and recreation center on the Bur-',
lington Mill property adjoining
and near our homes and proper
"Wte feel that it would be a vast
improvement to the town and
community. Moreso, than what it
is being used for at present (hog
pens and trash dump).
"The children will enjoy It, and
it's to their future we must look.
Having a mutual love for chil
dren and their interest at hfeart,
we would appreciate It very much
if the Recreation .board, the May
or, and City Councilmen would
give this site their approval."
Those listed as signing th'e pe
tition arte: Mr. and Mrs. Tillman
Pearson, Mrs. Luther P. Joy, Mr.
and Mrs. Doyt Falls, Mrs. Gallie
Lanier, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin
Payne, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Yates,
Mrs. Artie Mitchem, Bob Pear
son, Isaac Ray, James Fletcher,
Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Parrish, Mrs.
B. T. Bumgardner, Mr. and Mrs.
Aclp Mnre. Mr nnr< Ma Mark
Taylor, Marlon Jackson, Mr. and
Mrs. David Burton, A. R. Haw
kins, Eunice Lockridge, Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Stroup, Mr. and Mrs
Tom Strlngfellow, W. L. Huff
stetlter, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. MU
len, Mrs. Rosanell Moss, Mr. and
Mrs. D. Huilatetler, Mr, and Mrs.
Flay Pearson, "Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Phillips, Frank Davis, Raymond
K. Hartsoe, W. B. McSwaln, and
Frank N. Roper.
Entas To Open
Shoe Firm Friday
Gus Entas Shoe Store, a new
Kings Mountain business enter
prise, will open .for business in
the Putnam Building on West
Mountain street Friday morning,
according to announcement this
week by the owner.
Mr. Entas also operates a shoe
store in Belmont. He is a native
Mr. Entas said his firm would
feature Douglas and Sir Walter
shoes for men, Fashioncraft and
Jolene shoes for women, and
Billkins for children.
The Putnam 'building waa
most recently occupied by Wee
Committee on arrangements
for the annual Easter sunrise ser* '
vice was named at the regular
monthly meeting of the Ministe
rial Association, held at Central
Methodist church Monday at 10
Rev. Gordon Weekley, Rev.
Phil Shore and Rev. B. F. Austin
were named to the group and
plans for the service Were dis
Two new members were wcl
corned to the group, Rev. Doe .
Wilbanks, pastor of the Church
of God, and Rev. A. D, Holt, pas
of First Church of the Nazanene.
Wives of members will be
guests at the March meeting, a
breakfast to be held at First Pres
byterian church with Rev. P. D,
Patrick, Rev. W. P. Gerberding, '
Mr. Shore and Mr. Weakley as
Congressman Woodrow W.
Jones, of Rutherfordton, in
} formed newspapers of the 11th
Congressional district, that h?
was filing for re election to the
House of Repx-esentatiVes on
Congressman Jones said he
would base his re-election ap
peal on his record of "economy
Mr. Jones, a Democrat, seeks
Venomlnatlon subject to the
Republicans will choose their
nominee at a district conven