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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, February 25, 1954, Image 1

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Population City LUniis 7.206 Trading Area 1 5.000 (1945 Ration Board Figure) VOL 64 NO. 8 Kings Mount RELIABLE Newspaper Established 1889 1 1 1 ? Kint,j Mountain, N. C., Thursday, February 25, 1954 Sixty-Third Year PRICE FIVE CENTS Bond Money Plans Listed By Mayor Local News Bulletins MASONIC NOTICE Members of Fairview Lodge 339, A. F. & A. M., will confer the second degree at a school of instruction to toe held Mon day at 7:30 p. m. at Cleveland Lodge 202, In Shelby. All mem bers are Invited to attend. K1WANIS MEETING Two Shelby citizens, Mai Spangler, Sr., and Virgil Wea thers, will present a musical program at the Thursday night meeting of the Kings Moun tain Kiwanis club, to be held at Masonic Dining Hall at 6:45. FAMILY NIGHT Family Night will 4je obser ved at First Presbyterian chur ch Wednesday evening with supper to be served at 7 o' clock. After the meal, a film, "America For Me" will 'be shown. Rev. P. D. Patrick, the church pastor, made the an nouncement. LENTEN SERVICES Lenten services (begin at St. Matthew's Lutheran church, Wednesday, March 3, with Communion service. There will be special services every Wed nesday at 7:30 for 7 weeks in 'observance of the Lenten Sea son, the pastor, Dr. W. SP. Gerberding has announced. D. C. MADNET . D. C- Mavmey. Kings Moun tain citiwm receiving treat ment at Charlotte (Memorial hospital, was reported Impro ving Tuesday. However, mem bers of his family said he would remain a patient at the Charlotte hospital for another fortnight TAG SALES A total of 869 Kings Moun tain motorists had purchased 1954 city auto license stickers through Wednesday at noon, according to report of Joe Hen drick, city clerk. Twenty-five of the total were purchased this week, he said. RAINWATER CLOSES [ Rainwater Furniture compa ny vacated its Mountain street (building and closed its doors at the close of business Satur day. The building Is owned by Dr. D. M. Morrison. A Rainwa* ter employee said notification of the plan to close the Kings Mountain store was not receiv ed until Saturday. Final Decisions Await Reports Of Engineer Mayor Glee A. Bridges gave a round - figure report on plans of his administration for the expen diture of $600,000 in borrowed money for public Improvements in an address before the Kings Mountain Lions club Tuesday night. v ? Mayor Bridges (emphasized the fact that the figures are tentative and that final apportionment would be determined by engineer ing reports, now being prepared by VV. K. Dickson, of Charlotte. The Mayor also stated that he and the board would welcome suggestions and criticisms from anyone "since one man nor 3ix men know it all". Members of the board of commissioners were guests at the meeting, with all present except Commissioner T. J. Ellison. Of the $250,000 water bond is sue, Mr. Bridges said it would re quire $125,000 to $150,000 to In crease the capacity of the Deal street filter plant, which, he said, has been operating round-the clock for steveral years. The city is seeking to increase its water source, he added, and said there seemed to be three pos sibilities 1) going to Buffalo Creek which would rtequlre all the $250,000 and was therefore not feasible, 2) impounding in a new, added reservoir water from the two streams already flowing into the, city lakfe, 3) building a secondary 60-foot dam on the Davidson creek at an estimated cost of $20,000 to $25,000. The remainder of the water bond funds will boused to take water to "the oldest unserved set tlements first, where number of houses are sufficient", the Mayor added. ' Of the $200,000 sewer bond money, $100,000 to $150,000 will be used to expand the disposal facilities of the McGIll- septic tank, With the remainder to be used to install sewer mains and lines on the same "oldest settle ment first" policy as will be fol lowed on the water line exten sions, Mayor Bridges declared. Listing the recreation plant lm proVements from the $150,000 ap proved by the voters as "my pet project", Mayor Bridges said it was anticipated that the city will build two swimming pools, one for white cltiziens at a cost1 of $100,000, and one for Negro citi zens at a cost of $50,000. The Ma- ? yor said the division of funds would approximate the popula tion division of the two races. On the matter of sites for the white swimming pool, Mayor Bridges said, "We are not decid ed, but we're working in har mony." Mayor Bridges said he prefer red to utilize the city -owned pro perty at the old water works on Cherryvllle Road. Others, he not ed, prefer the more centrally lo cated 24-acre Burlington Mill site between Parker street and the Bessemer City Road. He said the Continued On Page Bight SPRING DANCE Lewis Cathey and His Or chestra will furnish music for a Spring Frolic at Kings . Mountain Country Club on the evening of March 6, it was an nounced ttiis week by Mrs, Ertle Powers, chairman of the club night event. : ' OPTIMIST MEETING The Kings Mountain Opti mist club will meet at Corner Cafe Thursday night at 6:30, according to announcement by Tommy Owens, secretary. The SheBby OpUmlst club will con duct the program. TAX PENALTY JUMPS Penalty on unpaid 1953 city and county tax (bills increases ? to two percent on March 2, up one percent on the penalty at taching to unpaid 1953 tax ac counts paid through Monday, March 1. ' I METER RECEIPTS Net receipts from the city's ; parking meters for the week ending Wednesday at noon were $143.84, Joe Hendrick, o < ? the city clerk's of fice, reported. "Honse-of-Monfth" Featured By Firm Home building A Loan Associ ation Is announcing this week a new service for prospective home builders, the "House-of-the Mon th" feature. : '"X fC The national service provides illustrations of house plans for which blueprints may be secur ed through the local firm. "We invite all prospective home builders to visit us and in epect the many plans available through our new service," A. H. Patterson, secretary ? treasurer . of the firm, said. who is serving fits president this year, was named vice-president and Mrs. Helen Black Baker, right, was elected secretary-treasurer. The new officers ana three delegates from the Chapter will repre sent the group at the annucd NCEA convention in Raleigh in March. (Photo by Hubert Carlisle.) NEW OFFICERS OF TEACHERS GROUP ? Miss Helen Logan, center above, was elected president of the Kings Mountain Chapter, North Carolina Education Association, for the school term 1554-55 at a meeting of the group held at Central school last Thursday afternoon. L Ben Gofoith, Jr., left. Kings Mountain Babies Clinics Set Foi Friday Friday is - ra'bies vaccination clinic day in Kings Mountain. ? Dr. J. -P_Mauney^ county veLer^ inarian, will conduct the clinic on the- following schedule: City Hall, 1:30-3:00. West End School, 3 to 3:30. East End School, 3:30-4:00. Harmon's Store, Shelby road, 9:30-10:15 a. m. Lail's Store, 1G:30-It:0a. .. McSwain Service Station, 11:00 ?11:15. Herman Cash Store,. 11 :15-11 :30. Garrison Goforth's, 11:30 11:45. Blalock's Park Inn, 11:45-12 noon. "Not a single case of rabies has been reported in either Num ber 4 or Number 5 Townships since the new rabies law went into effect," Dr. J. P. Mauney, veterinarian, said this week. Only two cases of rabies were reported in the county last year, Dr. Mauney reported. ? Regular vaccination fee for dogs is two dollars but while the clinic is in operation the fee will only be one dollar. All dogs four months or older must be vacci nated each year, Dr. Mauney pointed otit, and the clinicx is held threfe months annually. Fee for dog vaccination after May l will be two dollars plus a penalty, he continued. Carver Blanton, county dog warden, reported that 1,900 dogs, majority oi them not wanted and unclaimed, had "been destroyed in -the last two years. Dr. Mauney has asked the co operation of *11 dog owners in keeping the record set by the two townships by having their dogs vaccinated, and Hugh A. Logan, Jr., tfhief of police, urges all city residents to have their dogs vac cinated and avoid penalty. Win Over Shelby Friday Will Assure Mountaineer QolntToomey Spot ? vi v.- "? * V *t% r . ?' ' ? . '?V v '? * ' Kings Mountain high school's boys basketball team, in a down tothe-wire battle for a spot in the WNCHSAA tournament Which sets underway in Btates vlll? Monday, meets Shelby here at Central gym Friday night in the finale of the regular season schedule. The Mountaineers took over the loop lead and clndhed ? tie for second place at Belmont Tuesday night with a 44 31 vic tory over the Red Raiders. Ru therford ton - Spin dale routed Llncolnton 78-50 to take over Seond and send the Wolves into ird place. > Only two leams from the loop, the South Group, Western AA Cqnference, are to ?<!vance to the WNCHSAA event ? and they art scheduled to face each other in (be first round of the tourna ment, at 4:45 or 8:46 on Monday, in an unusual tournament pair tag. I Rutherfordton ? Spindale Is at Belmont Friday and "Llncolnton scraps Cherryville at Cherryville A victory over arch-rival Shel by will cinch first place ft Kings Mountain. A loss combined with a win by the other pair will send the Mountaineer* into a tie with Llncolnton for second place, with the playoff set fot Saturday 1 night in that event. Coach Don Parker's quint trail ed Shelby for moat of the game in the first meeting of the two schools at Shelby Community Center but recovered to win by 38-32. The other two teams In the battle also own wins over their Friday opponents ? Uncointon defeated Cherryvllle 60-36 In January and R.-S. took Belmont 06-46 last December. Kings Mountain now has a re cord of 13 wins and two losses. The Parker-men handed Lin colnton (12-3) two of It's three losses and split with R.-S. >(12-2), While dropping a Contest to Cliff side (50-47) in a big upset. Monday night's winner at Sta tesville will meet the winner of the North Croup first round game for the Western Conference championship > on Wednesday night, with the Champ to repre sent the loop In the tournament finals Saturday night* Hickory is on tap in the North group with Newton - Conover and Taylonrville involved In an other close finish. i ... The Mountaineers lookedjrag ged at Belmont Tuesday es the Belmont girls won an exciting o Contimtf* Oh Page Might Appreciation Day Drawings To End Final drawing of Ihfe Merchants Association treasure chest pro motion will be held Thursday at 3:30 p. m. in front of Cooper's, with the jackpot at $430. Minpie Pace won the drawing last Thursday, getting $21 in frado rertlflealoa ? The Appreciation Day promo tion has been conducted by a num ber of Kings Mountain merchants for the past several months. "Fiee-Fw-AU" Trio Aie Fined What started as an affraty be tween Ray Alexander and Bill Beatty at Horseshoe Grill Sunday morning, ended In a "free-for-all", with painful injuries to two city policeman and suspended sen- j tences for three Kings Mountain men. The injured policemen were Of ficers P. A. Hawkins and B. P. j Cooke, third defendant was Joe ] Lee Harrison. "? On counts of participating in I an affray, assault with deadly Weapon, and resisting arrest, Ray ! Alexander was sentenced to ten j months on the roads, sentence j suspended on condition that he pay fines of $85, costs 'of court', and be of good behavior for 18 months. pill Beatty, charged with af fray, public drunkenness, and Il legal possession of tax paid whis key. was given a 4-months road sentence, 'fuupended on condition that he pay costs of court, and be of good behavior for five mon ths. After* Beatty's conviction. Judge White sentenced the cjeften dant to an active sentence of 90 days on the road, but remanded the sentence to the lighter terms after recession of court. On counts of interfering with officers and simple assault, Judge White sentenced Joe Lete Harri son to nine months on the roads, suspended on condition that he pay fines of $75, costs 'of court, and be of good behavior for one year. According to testimony of Gar land Still, owner of Horseshoe Grill, Alexander arjd Beatty were ordered from his establishment Sunday around 5:30 a. m. for fighting. After they were ordered out, Harrison returned stating that the defendants were ?t!U fighting and requested th% police be called. Still further testified he complied with the request, not wanting trouble at his place of business. Mr. Still added that lie Joined in the fight aftter being deputized by officers. Officer P. A. Hawkins testified that he and Officer B. P. Cooke, who answered the call, found the bloodstained Alexander behind the Grill, with Bteatty coming down .the street also blood* stained. On cross . examination of Lawyers James West and George Thomasson, Hawkins stat ed th? flghi first started between Alexander and himself whten the defendant restated umt Later, Hawkins testified, after officers had placed handcuffs on Alexan der, Harrison, who was seated In the patrol car, jumped oat and bfe gan to scuffle with Cooke. Then, according to Hawkins, the fight begin again, with Still being de putized by officers and assisting in bringing" the men under nv trol. '7Q. Officer B. P. Cooke corroborate Continued On Pag* Bight Frank Cox, veteran Kings Mountain postofflce employee, was awarded the 25-year Mason ic service pin at the meeting in Greenville, S. C. Saturday night of Judson Lodge 319, A. F. & A. M. Mr. Cox became affiliated with Judson lodge in September 1928. Mf. Cox was among four mem bers of the lodge presented the 25-year pin by Carl Campbell, master of Dunean. S. C., Lodge. A Kings Mountain citizen for the past two decades, Mr. Cox is beginning his sixteenth year as an employee of the Kings Mountain postoffloe. He now ser ves as postal money order clerk. Bad Check Writer Arrested Monday Charles H. Padgett, one time auto dealer In Shelby, was ar rested at the Horseshoe Grill Monday afternoon by Officers P. R. Saunders and W. G. Ellison on a fugitive warrant Issued by ?Sheriff Haywood Allen. * According to Chief Logan, Pad gett. wanted In Blacksburg, S. C, on a worthless check charge, call- 1 ed from the Horseshoe Grill to Inquire If the police department held a warrant for his arrest. By tracing the call, Logan said, he was able to ideate Padgett and to1 make the arrest. After the arrest was made, Pad Sitt was turned over to the shar ps office. - According to Jim Osborne of the sheriffs department their of fice has been contacted by Michi gan authorities, and asked that Padgett be held for them on vio lation of parole.. Mitchell Reports No Further Cases 0! Parrot Fever Dr. Z. P. Mitchell, county heal th officer, said Wednesday morn lag~~there have been no furthop indlcatlons of parrot fever in Kings Mountain during the past week but that laboratory reports on the previous suspicious cases have not yet been received. Dr. Mitchell again expressed hope that the suspicions of parrot fever would, prove false. Parrot fever is a disease of psit tacine birds (parrots and para keets) also found in humrfns. Suspicion of the existence of the disease in Kings Mountain arose when a suspected case in Tennes see was traced to a bird obtained from Kings Mountain. Dr. Mitchell said that the North Carolina State Board of Health is pressing the federal laboratory to "hurry" Its report. "We recognize the difficulties facing both breeders and owners of family pets and we hope they'll sit tight until the reports are re ceived. It is possible our suspi cions will be proved groundless," Dr. Mitchell said. Attention of the public and of medical men was called to thte possibility of existence of the di sease in order that it might not be mistaken for "flu" or other similar ailments, health authori ties noted. 25-Year Masonic Pin Given Cox Red Cross Campaign Begins On Monday; Goal Is $5,420 384 Petitioners Urge City Use Of BurMil Site Another petition ? carrying the names of 384. persons ? was fil ed at .City Hall this week sup porting the Burlington Mills Cor poration tract between Parker street and Bessemer City Road for a city recreation plant. "Tillman Pearson, who cireu la ted a previous supportig pe tition among adjacent and near by .property owners, also circula ted this petition which reads: "We, the undersigned taxpay ers and voters, would appreciate very much if the Recreation Board. Mayor, and City Council men would approve the Burling ton Mill property for a recreation center and playground. We feel this would be an ideal site*." Previously 14 nearby "and ad jacent property owners had filed a petition with the city asking that the BurMil site not be used for- a city recreation plant. Burlington Mills Corporation, which originally offered to give the tract on agreement to cer tain restrictions and covenants, had indicated recently it will of fer the city the site at a reason able price. Signing ;he petition were Clay ton R. Hope, Eulala C. Manning, Rev. R. L. Chaney, Mrs. R. L. Chanev James HnffstlMrW W E. Goins, Ola Goins, John Cha ney, W. G. Rippy, Jr., W. G. Rip py, Sr., Pauline Rippy, J. P. Har ris, Charlie Wood, Pearlie Harris, Mrs. E. Bridges, Wlllard Martin, Jane Martin, Beulah Hudson, Ray Hudson, Eunice Robbs, Buford Robbs, J. F. Cunningham. Jettie Cunningham, Harold R. Falls, Sr., Mae Sanders, Martha Sanders, R P. Pruitt, Maudle M. Roberts, Ed na Phillips, Ozelle Brooks, Viola Stone, Robert Eamey, Mrs. Ro bert Earney, Tom Ross, Estelle Ross, Carroll Cranford, Rev. H. S. Scruggs, Loretta Wells, Wyona Pearson, Katherine Stewart, Ja nice Martin, Elbert Martin, Jack Weteks, Burmon Bryant, Eveline Bryant, Stella Foster, Cora Bar nett, Kate Smith, Georgia Foster, Mr. and Mrs. G R. Hoyle, G, C. Kelly. I. W. Ledford, J. Lee Roberts, Cont. 'On Page 6, Sec. ? Mrs. Morrow's Aunt Dies In Columbia FuneraT rites for Mrs. Leila Summey Dennts, 68, an aunt of Mrs. George Morrow, of Kings Mountalp, were held Tuesday at St. Luke's Lutheran church, Co lumbia, S. C., with 'burial follow ing in Columbia's Elmwood cem etery. Mrs. Dennis died Monday fol lowing a cornaiy thrombosis suf fered three days earlier. She was a native of Gaston county, the daughter of the late - Harriett ?Metcalf and Jacob A. Summey.. Surviving are her husband, JE. T. Dennis, and several nephews and nieces. REVIVALISTS ? Rev. and Mrs. Earl Gardner, above, oi Muncie, Indiana, will conduct a revival series at First Church of the Na zarene beginning Wednesday, March 3. and continuing through March 14. Services are at 7 o' clock each evening, and the pub lic is invited to attend. Jobless Claims Again Show Drop ! Unemployment claims "busi ness" was'off at the Kings Moun tain branch of the North Carolina employment service last week and will be lower this week, Franklin ? Wan1, ? inan.igrr, ? said Wednesday. Jobless pay claims dropped to 481 for the week ending Friday, February 19, and should be near the 400 figure for the week end ing February 26, Mr. Ware told the Herald. "Thft -situation is definitely Met ter," Mr. Ware stated, adding that several managers of textile firms had reported improved or ders for their goods. Jobless pay claims for the pre vious week (ending on February 12) totaled 510. Initial claims for unemployment pay also dropped last week. This figure was 56. Mr. Ware said "business" was better in the Job order field, the function of the employment ser vice in filling' employer job ! openings. Mr. Ware said the employment service now lists no spot points, | plants where there are more than 20 layoffs and where the employ ment service makes regular visits to .accept claims for unemploy ment compensation. World Prayer Day To Be Observed Kings Mountain's annual World Day of Prayer service will be held on Friday, March 5, at Centra! Methodist church at 12 o'clock noon, according to an nouncement this week by the Kings Mountain Council of Church women whi ft sponsors the service. Mrs. Robert Neil I Is In charge of a program. Mrs P. E. Hen drioks, publicity chairman, made the announcement. Sale-Driving Demonstration Set For High School Tuesday Morning Students of Kings Mountain high school will participate in a series of driving tests as part of a safety demonstration Tuesday morning at 10:30 in front of the high school on Ridge street, ac cording to Joint announcement this week by Rowell Lane, high school principal, and Hugh A. Lo gan, Jr., chief of police. The exhibition, which Is open to the public, will be the first de monstration of 1U kind here in 15 years and is sponsored by thte Kings Mountain Police Depart ment. Wen?l Morris, safety engineer r the Farm Bureau Insurance Companfts, will conduct the safe* ty program, and Chief Logan, two high school students, and a facul ty member will act as drivers for the four testa. Prior to the demonstration, a movie on "Safety" will be shown to the public In the auditorium. A 1984 Pontlac will be used for the demonstration, Chief Logan Mid, with the automobile equip ped with threfe 38-caliber revol vers mounted on the front bump er. The revolvers, he explained ftre yellow paint bullets, and a red light mounted on the radia tor will signal the driver to stop. At that Instant, he continued, <he first of the revolvers will auto matically fire into the pavement. When the driver's foc/t hits the brake, the second round is dis charged and the third goes when the car comes to a complete stop, he explained. "The distance between the first two paint spa's win show the dri ver's "reaction distance", the dis tance traveled between the time an 'emergency' arises and the brakes are applied. The second and third paint spots measure the distance required to stop the car after the brakes have been hit," Mr. Logan concluded. "A driver says he could stop on a thin dime, we want to see just how thin that dime is," the officer addvd. Tests will be conducted at 20, 30, and 40 miles per hour. The Farm Bureau Insurance Companies have presented, the safety program before students of more than 3,600 high schools and colleges In 13 states as part of a long-range traffic safety project. Resident, of Ridge street are being requested by tht police de partment not to park their cars on the street where the demon stration Is to be given. Classes are to be dismissed for the program, and the public is Invited to attend the demonstra ? tlon. y. W. K. Mauney, Jr., Heads Appeal For Red Cross Annual appeal for funds for tho Red Cross i.s scheduled to be-, pin in Kings Mountain on Mon day- with a goal of $5,-120 and with W. K. Mauney, Jr., as chair man of the fund-raising organi zation. If D (Snooks ) Mf'Dnniel, pub licity- chairman, made the an nouncement and said that- the Kings Mountain chapter will re tain $3,110 of the quota, with $500 <)f 'the .balance to go to the Charlotte blood center. The drive failed of reaching the goal last year and seriously hampered operations of the Kings Mountain chapter, Mr. McDaniei said. "We must double our efforts to reach the quota this ye?ar. The quota is set up as a minimum for operations and anything short of it eliminates son o of the good work that the Red Cross does in Kings Mountain. Every one is urged- to remember to make his gift this year," he con tinued. A 25- member. organization will set out at the task of collecting gifts from firms and individuals. The Kings Mountain Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, will conduct a house-to-house drive, details to be given later, Mr. Mc Danlel afco announced. Foote May Hike Capitalization I PHILADELPHIA ?Foot? Min- 1 eral Co. shareholders will be ask. fed to increase the authorized shares of $2.50 par common stock to orte million from 500,000 at the annual meeting April 22. Of the authorized shares, 276,- . 088 are outstanding and an addi tional 43,217 shares are reserved for conversion of debentures at a current conversion price of $45.84 a share, according to H. C. Meyer, chairman. That leaves 180,695 shares unissued and unreserved. "As the shareholders know, these unissued shares are avail able for the employes' stock bon us plan. An adequate number of authorized shares would also be available to finance the continued growth of the company; or if it seems advisable for stock divid ends or a stock split," Mr. Meyer stated in a letter recommending the directors' plan to stockhold ers. Shareholders of record Febru ary 15 will be entitled to vote on the proposal. Foote Mineral produces lithium ores and chemicals and a variety of other rare metallic items used in the electronics and atomic pow er field. '*"? *?%%} Merchant Board Met On Monday Bobby Bridges, of Bridges Au to Parts, was named a director of the Kings Mountain Mer chants association Monday night. He will fill the one-year i unexpired term of John O. Plonk. Other actions of the board of directors at a supper meeting Monday, included approval of the appointment of two standing .committees of the association toy President John H. Lewis. They include : Trade promotion ? Paul Walk er, chairman, Martin Harmon, J. C. Bridges, Hubert McGinnis, and Bobby Bridges. Christmas opening committee ? ? Sam Collins, chairman, Fred ; ink. Ross Alexander, Yates Harbison. The group also discussed with out action expansion of its cre dit reporting files and service ?'} and possible reconsideration of the association's holiday sched ule. Action on holiday schedules was postponed until the March j meeting. HEART FUND L. E. Abbott, co-chairman of the Kings Mountain appeal for the Cleveland County chapter of the American Heart Associ ation, said Wednesday that do nations to the fund total $175. He s4id he was gratified at the response and hoped that addi tional funds will be received . to attain a total of $350 to $400. ,

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