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Kings Mountain's RELIABLE Newspaper
VOL 64 NO. 15
Kings Mountain, N. C.( Thursday, April 15, 1954
PRICE FIVE CENTS
aring For Easter Observance
Deputy Sheriff and Mrs. Paul
Byers and family moved Wed
nesday to Casar where Mr. By
ers will -begin work in the
Lawndale and Casar territori
Fred. Ruth, formerly with
Burlington at . Smithfield, is
now with Phenix Plant, Bur
lington Mills, Inc., here as' M
& S engineer. He and his fami
ly are residing at 704 Meadow
Services begin at Dixon Pres
byterian church Sunday mom
ir?g at 9 o'clock. Church servi
ces have been held throughout
the winter months at 3 o'clock
each Sunday afternoon. Rev.
P. D. Patrick, pastor of the
PRE -SCHOOL CLINIC
Annual pre-school clinic for
children entering West school
' first grade In the 1054-55
school term next September
will be held Tuesday morning
?? the stfhool beginning at 9:30
according to announcement by
Mrs. Rowell Lane.
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Speldel
leave Thursday for Rocky
Mount where they are assum
ing the management of the
Bienvue Country Club. The
Speldels have managed the
Kings Mountain Country Club
tor the past 18 months.
Dr. Paul E. Hendricks, Kings
Mountain physician who is a
patient at Gaston Memorial
hospital, was reported much
improved yesterday- He had
been allowed to sit t<? in bed
for the first - time Tuesday.
How long he will remain a pa
tient at the hospital had not
The Junior Woman's club
will sell cakes and pies at C.
E. Warllck Insurance Agency
Saturday morning with the
sale to begin at 9 o'clock, ac
cording to announcement by
Mrs. D.. W. Blanton, publicity
Rev. W. L. Pressly, the pas
tor, M. L. Harmon, elder, and
John Cheshire, deacon, attend
ed the meeting of presbytery
of the Associate Reformed ARP
church held Tuesday at New.
Starling church, Stoney Point.
C D. 'Blanton, Kings Moun
tain druggist, was formally in
stalled as third vice -president
of the. North Carolina Pharma
ceutical association at the an
nual convention at Winston
Salem Monday. Mr. Blanton
was elected to the position last
* TAG SALES
A total of 1,016 Kings Moun
tain motorists had purchased
1954 city auto license stickers
through Wednesday at noon,
according to Grace Carpenter,
th<' city riertcVatf ioe. Ten
orthe total were purchased,
this week, flbe nit
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Dt. E. C. Cooper is conduct
ing a series of Holy Week ser
vices at Lutheran Chapel chur
ch In East Gastonia. The ser
vices, which begin Sunday it
7:30 p. m., will be concluded
i > mi m> ?a??
Kdt Y?t Awarded
The Herald erroneously re
ported last wt*k that the city
board of commissioners had let
; on the Davidson Crack
, the board merely re
eld thoete of
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For Clerk Position
Roy D. Price, of ? Shelby, will
seek the Democratic nomination
lor thb office of Cleveland Coun
ty clerk of Superior court, he an
Mr. Price, since 1951 clerk of
county recorder's court, opposes
Everett A. Houser, who has held
the clerk's position since .1938.
?The Pride announcement was
the major development in a week
otherwise outwardly almost de
void of political activity. Previ
ously announced candidates L.
Arnold Kiser, who opposes Hazel
Deadline for filing for coun
ty political office is Saturday
afternoon at 6. o'clock, County
.Elections Board Chairman J.
W. Osborne, reminded Wednes
day. Candidates must file in
person with Mr. Osborne, at
his office in the Gardner
Building, Shelby, prior to the
B. Bumgardner for district 2
county commlssionership, Bynum
Weathers, incumbent solicitor,
and his opponent, Joe Mull, each
paid filing fees and thereby for
malized their candidacies.
J. W. Osborne, Charlie. Byers
and G. V. Hawkins were sworn
into office as members of thte
county elections board, and the
group elected Mr. Osborne as
chairman. In turn, Mr. Osbofne
said he would cqpduct the affairs
of the board from his law office
in the Gardner Building at Shel
Terry Sanford, the statte man
ager of the Scott-for-Senate cam
paign, announced that Hugh
Wells, of Shelby, would be Cleve
land County manager.
Mr. Price, the clerk candidate
is a native of Casar, and the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Plato R. Pride,
who have resided at Mooresboro
for many years. A World War 11
veteran of 38 months service, in?
eluding two years in Europe, Mr.
Price was twice wounded. Dis
charged in 1945, he attended Le
1 nolr-Rhyne colKege, then was nam
ed assistant clerk of recorder's
court, a position he held until
his elevation to clerk in 1961. He
is a Baptist and a Lion. His wife
is the former Miss Beverly Man
ous, of Shelby.
Mr. Price said he expected to
pay his filing fee Wednesday af
Funeral services for Guthrie
Hamrick, 63, who died at his home
at Route 2, Kings Mountain, at
6 o'clock Wednesday morning,
will be held Friday afternoon
at 4 o'clock at David's Chapel
Baptist church, Intermtent to fel
low at Mountain Rest cemetery.
Mr. Hamrick*! death waa attri
buted to a heart attack. He had
been in declining health for the
A native of Cleveland County,
he waa the son cf W. M. Hamrick,
of Shelby, and of the late Susan
Blanton Hamrick. He Was a mem
ber of Sharon Methodist cHurch.
Surviving, In addition to his
father, are his wife, Mrs. Dora
Allen Hamrick, three sons, Frank
L. Hamrick, Fred G, Hamrick,
and George A. Hamrick, all of
Kings Mountain, two daughters,
Mrs. Sara Jones and Mrs. Mary
Spearman, both of Kings Moun
tain, two brothers, Max Ham
rick and Raster Hamrick, both
of Shelby, and six grandchildren.
The final rites will be conducted
by Rev. C. xV. Walker, Rev. R. E.
Robbins, Rev. P. D. Patrick, and
Rev. I. J. .WiornbttfBr .
Active pallbearers win be I. M.
[Allen, Jr., Ralph Tucker. Hay
wood Allen. William ffefty. Ja
mes T. Malcolm, If nd Bobby BriH*
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| lfet receipts ttam the cfty*?
parking meters for the week
ending Wednesday at noon
were $168 JO, Joe Hendricfc, of
the city Clerk's office*, report
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CANDIDATE ? Hoy D. Price, of
Shelby, announced Wednesday
he will seek the Democratic
nomination for clerk of Superior
Court. Be will oppose B. A. Hou
ser, the incumbent Deadline for
filing for county elective office
is Saturday at 6 p. m.
Women To Hold
Annual Husband's Night ban
quet of the Kings Mountain Wo
man's club wtyl be held Friday,
April 23, at 1 o'clock, according
to anoun cement by members oil
the Fine Arts Department of the :
club, who are in charge of ar
rangements- for the banquet this
Reservations must be made by
6 p. m. Wednesday with Mrs. T.
L. Kesler at Telephone 1120 and
tickets may be purchased from
Mrs. Kesler, Mrs. C. T. Carpen
ter, JYv, and Mrs. W. J. Fulkerson
at $150 teach.
Mrs. T. E. Summerrow, Jr., of
Gastonla, will be guest speaker
on the program, and music will
be furnished by Mrs. Franklin
Pethel and B. S, Peeler, Jr. Fran
klin Pethel will be the accompan
All members of the Woman's
club aite invited, and husbands of
club members will be special
guests. Mrs. W. G. Grantham is
chairman of the Fine Arts divi
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Kings Mountain j
The Optimist Club of Kings
Mountain received its national
charter and installed officers
Thursday night at a ladles' night
banquet at the Woman's club.
. Hugh Cranford of Charlotte,
18th District Governor, presented
the charter to J. Neal Grissom,
Kings Mountain club president.
On accepting the charter, Mr.
Grissom said he considered it "a
high personal, honor to accept the
charter or behalf of Kings Moun
Mr. Cranford also formally in
stalled the officers, C. E. Nichol
son and James E. White, vice
presidents, Tommy Owens, secre
tary-treasurer, and Clarence Car
penter, Dan Huffstetler, J. K.
Willis, Jr., Sam D. Collins, James
A. Lybrand, and J. P. Lackey, di
Presentation of the bell and
gavel, was made by Bill Baley,
president of the Shelby Optimist
Mayor Glee A. Bridges gave the
address of welcome and present-,
ed to the Optimist Club the key
to the city.
Introduction of Jim White,
principal speaker of the evtent,
and prominent Charlotte Opti
mist, was made by Earl Yar
borough, president of the Char
lotte Club. Mr. White, Mr. Yar
borough said in his Introduction,
was the first man in the Char
lotte club to receive the highest
award that could bte bestowed up
on an Optimist, that of "Mr. Op
timist". He also served, Mr. Yar
borough said, as the first presi
dent of the Charlotte club, and
has served as governor of the
In his address, Mr. White tou
ched on three topics, the defini
tion of optimism, boys' work, and
suggestions for clubs.
Mr. White said "optimism la. not
a state of mind, but a phiiisophy
After quoting the Optimist niot
to, "friend of the boy", he said,
"In every community there are
youth problems, which is the main
reason we're in business". Mr.
White also suggested that the
Kings Mountain Optimist Club
form some type of boys' club im
mediately, but he added, "The
type of club suitable for this
community, the Kings Mountain
Optimist Club will have to find
out for Itself."
On clubs, Mr. White said "al
ways have a good program, build
ut> membership in the club, and
Continued On Page Eight
Library Panel Outlines Book Need
In Preliminary To $8,000 Campaign
The cost of a good book Is $3
to $3.50 and Indications are that
circulation of books at Jacob S.
Mauney Memorial library will de
cline unless new books are con
stantly and continually added.
These were major points noted
by a panfel of library "and Wo
man's Club officials Monday mor
ning in a radio broadcast ovex
Station WKMT pointing up next
week's- Library Appreciation
Week and as a prelude to an $8,
000 library book financial ap. |
peal, scheduled for April 28-30.
Participating on the panel were
Mrs. E. W. Griffin, mederator,
Rev. W. L. Pressly, of the library
committee, Mr*. Charlies Dill In g,
The Woman's Club library
fund drive committee has
scheduled two events At the
Jacob S. M?uney Memorial li
brary for next week. One Tues
day night at .8 o'clock, a kick
off meeting for the fuhd drive
will be held,' and on Hiursday,
April 22, an open house will be
held from 4 to 5 o'clock In the
afternoon and from 8 to 9 o'
clock in the evening. The
Kings Mountain Garden Clubs
ue sponsoring th open house,
t<f which the public is Invited,
and will make flora! ansarTge
ments for it Refreshments will
librarian, and Mr*. David Ham
rick, who is chairman of the fund
Mr. Pressly noted th* current
oost of well-bound books, and
pointed out the pos
tal library dr>
which has bee ' "* "
of Jacob X.
library, a sf** to
the city by the family of the late
| Mr. and Mr* Mauney. Mrs. Dill
'lag listed these figures on circu
lation: 11,226 for 1S51; 14.178 In
Cvuttmmmd On Pag* Might
Dies In Accident
Grover Lancaster, 19, of Boil
ing Springs, Nephew of Leon
"Whltie" Hamrick, of Kings
Mountain, succumbed around 1
o'clock Wednesday at Shelby hos
pital from injuries sustained in a
The accident occurred Monday
morning around 11 o'clock on the
Shelby-Boiling Spring highway.
According to Mr. Hamrick,
cause of the accident was unde
termined, but it was thought the
youth lost control of the motor
cycle and overturned.
Funeral arrangements had not ]
been learned at press time Wed
Kings Mountain Bus Station
will again be without local man
agement after Thursday.
LJeon Hamrick and Mrs. Otto [
Guyton are relinquishing their
management of the terminal with
the close of business Thursday
and Clayton Love, Queen City
Coach Company representative,
said ajMpr manager had not yet
terminal will be open dally,
Mr. Love said, undk
to B. !
porred Wednesday by B S.
Nelll, dr., tto&surer of the Red
Croat iund Drive. Quota for
the annual Maroh drive for
members and funds was $5,
FRIEND OF THi. SOY
OPTIMIST CLUB CHARTERED ? Pictured or* Op
timist officials with J. Neal Grlssom, president of
the recently organized King* Mountain club, who
received the charter for the Kings Mountain Op
timist club at the charter night banquet of the or
ganization held at the Woman's Club Thursday
night. April 8. Left to right are Julius Waldrep,
past president o! the 8helbT Optimist club, Mr.
Grissom, Hugh Cranford. oi Charlotte, governor
of the 18th district, and William A. Ward, of
Aiheyille, lieutenant ? governor. (Photo by Car
Shore To Preach
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The Kings Mountain Ministerial
association will conduct its tradi
tional Easter Sunrise service at
Mountain Rest cemetery Sunday
morning, beginning at 5:30.
Rev. P. L. Shore, Jr., pastor of
Central Methodist church, will de
liver the Easter sermon, and the
Kings Mountain high school band,
under the direction of Joe Hed
den, will play a prelude of Eas- j
Rev. R. Douglas Fritz, pastor
of Resurrection Lutheran church,
will say the Invocation, and Rev.
Boyce Huffstctler, pastor of El
Bethel Methodist church, will re
peat the Lord's Player.
* Rev. W. L. Pressly, pastor of
poyce Memorial ARP church, will i
preside and bring greetings to
the assemblage, and the Scrip
ture will be read by Rev. P. D.
Patrick; pastor of First Presby
terian church. Rev. A. J. Argo,
pastor of First Weslfeyan church,
will pronounce the benediction.
Special Easter music will be
sung by the Choral Club, and
congregational singing will In
clude ' "Holy, Holy, Holy" and
"Crown Him with Many Crowns".
The program planning commit
tee of the Ministerial association
Included Rev. Gordon Weekhey,
pastor of First Baptist church,
Rev. B. F. Austin, pastor of Se
cond Baptist church, Rev. Mr. '
Patrick and Rev. Mr. Pressly.
"The Ministerial association
cordially Invites all citizens of the
area to attend the Easter Sun
rise Servide," Mr. Weekley said.
Kiwanlans To Hear
About DnPont Fibers
Clifton N. Bradley, Jr., who re
presents the produet information
section of the Du Pont Company's
Textile Fibers department will
present the Klwanls program
Thursday night. His talk Is en
titled "Life With Du Pont's New
Mr. Bradley is a graduate of
Williams College, and of the Har
vard School of Business where he
received a masters degree In bus
iness administration. A native of
Toms River, New Jersey, Mr.
Bradley began his ^employment
with Du Pont during summer va
cations from college, and follow
ing his graduation, he was perm
anertfly assigned to the Product
Information Section. In addition
to public speaking, he la respon
?tble for the distribution of de
partment motion pictures, as well
as the dissemination of consumer
educational material for such Du
Pont fibers as rayon, acetate, ny
Ion, "Orion" acrylic fiber, and
"Dacron" polyester fitter.
The club meets at Masonic
Dining Hall at 6:45. .
Retailers To Close
On Easter Monday
Majority of Kings Mountain
merchants will be closed on
Monday, in observance ot the
annual Easter Monday holi
By-laws of the Kings Moun
tain Merchants association
specify the day as a legal hol
iday, and all members of the
association hare been remind
' ed of the policy.
Some grocers who ordinarily
observe a mid-week half-holi
day, will rentainopen on Wed
nesday afternoon, April 21, af
ter the Monday closing, they
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Glenn Grigg, well-known Kings
Mountain mechanic, has purchas
ed the G. W. King Garage from
Mrs. Estelle W. King and is now
operating the business as Grigg
Announcement of the transac
tion, completed last weekend and
effective as of April 1, was made
Mr. Grigg said that Grigg Gar
age will be operated at the same
location, 111 West Mountain
street, in the building owned by
Mrs. J. B. Thoma8son, in which
the garage has been operated
since 1926. .
Mr. Grigg said the purchase in
cluded all assets of the business,
including inventory, tools and
equipment, supplies, and accounts
receivable, and he added that the
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The Kings Mountain Mlnisterl
al Association will present a Good
Friday service over Radio Sta
tion WKMT, Friday, April 16
from 12 noon until 2:00 o'clock,
't'he service will center around
the steven last words from the
Ministers of the association
will present brief meditations on
each of the words, together with
Biblical passages and prayers.
Appropriate music will be used
during the program.
Rev. W. L. Pressly, presidtent of
the Kings Mountain Ministerial
association, will preside over the
two-hour service. After an open
ing prayer by the Rev. Boyce
Huffstetler, of El Bethtel Metho
dist church, the following speak
ers will offer meditations on the
"Father, forgive them", Rev.
Douglas Fritz, Resurrection Lu
"Today shalt thou be with me
In paradise," 5\ Austin
Second Baptist church.
"Woman, behold thy Son," Rev.
Archie Argo, First Wesleyan
"My God, my God, why hast
thou forsaken me?", Rev. Phil
Shore, Central Methodist church.
''I thirst", Rev. Gordon Week
ley, Jr., First Baptist church.
"It is finished", Rev, P. D. Pat
rick, First Presbyterian church.
"Father, Into thy hand I com
mend my spirit," Dr. W. P. Ger
berding, St. Matthews Lutheran
Rev. W. L. Pressly i$ in charge
of the program and Dr. W. P.
Gerberding and Rev. Phil Shore
are arranging the musical por
A building permit applica
tion wmm filed April 14, toy J.
E. Mauney, ijessemer City
road, to repair ai one story
home located on Dilling street.
Bethware School Patxons To Vote
On Containing Split Tenn April 29
Bethware school patrons are a
mong , three county school
groups -which will determine
continuance or abandonment of
th splK term tn elections on
The voting frill be conducted
at (he asepective schools from
1 to 6 p. as., according Co an
nouncement by JL. H. Grfgg, Cle
veland County schools superin
Mr. Grlgg said the board of ed
ucation called the elections, for
Bethware, Pallston, and Pied
mont school district, after re
ceiving petitions asking for elec
Bethware patrons requesting
the itufloB specify they dwlw
a two-thirds favoralble vote on
abandoning the split term toe
fore changing the present policy
of holding school In the summer
In order to suspend during har
r ,The other two districts will
decide the question on majority
vote, tout It la specified that at
least half the patrons must vote,
If the results are to dictate a
Orover school . in the county
system abandoned the split term
last year, after a patrons vote
gave the regular term policy a
Otherwise, all county schools,
with the exception of Park
Grace, use split terms.
Kings Mountain citizens werw
readying for the annual obser
vance of Easter this week.
The traditional religious rltles
were following a customary pat
tern, with majority of Kings
Mountain churches holding spe
cial services during Holy Week, ?
preparatory to fcaster .Sunday
Both St. Matthew's Lutheran
church and Resurrection Luther
an church have hfrld services each
evening, and Boyce Memorial
ARP church wil hold its tradi
tional Thursday ni<-ht Holy Com- ' i
munion scryico at o'clock.
On Easter morning, at 5:30 the
community - wide Easter Sunrise
service will bo held at Mountain
Rest cemetery, with rtcorti
Holidays are on the calendar ?
for school pupils . and faculty*
members of the city district, with
school to be suspended at the
close of the day Thursday and to
be resumed on Tuesday morning. j
Retail store personnel, facing a
busy weekend of last - minute
Easter shoppers, are looking for
ward to the customary Easter
Monday holiday. Financial instl- .
tut Ions will be closed for the day* , ~
as will City Hall offices.
Many citizens werte expected to
storm local stores this weekend
to complete Easter wardrobes, to
fill larders for Easter dinners,
and to purchase Easter gifts. Flo- '<3
rlsts are preparing for the an
nual rush, and children wei% eag
erly anticipating egg-dyeing ope
rations and the resultant egg
Easter Story |
The first day of the week,
cometh Mary Magdalene early,
when it was yet dark, unto the
sepulchre, and seeth the atone
taken away from the sepulchre.
Then she runneth, and com o
th to Simon Peter, and to the
other disi .pie, whom Jesus lov
Qd, and Saith unto them, They
have taken away the Lord out
of the sepulchre, and we know
not where they have laid him.
Peter therefore went forth,
and that other disciple , and
came to the sepulchre.
80 they ran both together:
and the other disciple did out- A
run Peter, and came first to the
sepulchre. ? J
And he stooping down, and -1
looking in, saw the linen cloth
es lying; yet went he not in.
Then cometh Simon Peter fol
lowing hixc, asnd.umvt into the
sepulchre, and teeth the linen
clothes lie, : / |
And the napkin, that too*
about his head, not lying with
the Unen clothes, but wrapped
together in a place by itself.
Then went in also that other
disciple , which came first to the
sepulchre, and he saw, and be
For as yet they knew not the
scripture, that he must rise
again from the dead.
Then the disciples went away
again unto their own home.
But Mary stood without at
the sepulchre weeping : and am ^
she wept, she stooped down,
and looked into the sepulchre,
And seeth two angels in white
sitting, the one at the head, and
the other at the feet, where the
body of Jesus had lain.
And they say unto het, W& -7*
mart, why weepest thou : She '
saith unto them, Because they
have taken away my Lord, and
I know not where they have
laid him. 31
And when she naa thus said,
she turned herself back, and
saw Jesus standing, and knew ,J
not that it was Jesus.
Jesus saith unto her, Woman,
why weepest thou: whom seek ?
est thou: She supposing him to
be the gardener, saith unto him, S
Sir, if thou ho^e borne him 1
hence, tell me where thou hast
, laid him, and I wilLtake him
away. <? V
Jesus saith unto her, Mary. 1
She turned herself, and saith
unto him, Rabboni; which is to
[?'.?Jesus saith Unto her, Touch
me not; for J am not yet as
cended unto my father; I mt go
to my brethren, and say unto i
them, I ascend unto my Father,
and your Father; and to my
Ood, and your Qod. St. John *0: