The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, April 22, 1954, Image 1
Population City Limits 7.206 Trading Area ) 5.000 " (1945 Ration Board Flgum) Kings Mountain's RELIABLE Newspaper VOL (A NO. 16 Established 1889 14 Pages Today Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, April 22, 1954 Sixty-Third Year PRICE FIVE CENTS. 'j AA'k'J A COMPUTE SAFETY COURSE ? Pictured is the group of Craftspun Yarns, lOCw employees who recently completed a ten-hour safety course conducted by the North Carolina Industrial commission. Standing, left to right floe Felix A. Scroggs, who conducted the course, Harold Phillips, assistant superintendent, George Wright. Andy Huifstetler, Wenzell S purling, Wesley Thomasson, Russell Owenshy, Norman Roper. Fred Kiser, Johnny Chaney. Yates Ross, Harold Falls, Bill Dixon, Jim Huffstickler. Willis Bagwell and Au drey Ernest. Seated are Will Coins. Kenneth Hallender. Beulah Hudson. Jattie Martin. Helen Falls, Ruth Owsnsby. Edward Antho ny and Wesley Kiser. (See news story, page three, first section.) 'kitsi lews " ? 4 r-' ? * Bulletins V ' >, ? - .? V ' . THORBURNS MOVE Mr. and Mrs. W. Bruce Thor buxn. and family moved last Thursday to their new home in ?Burlington. Their new address ia "711 S. Lexington street. i< v ? ' ONE MBE City firemen .answered one call during the past week, ac cording to C. D. Ware, fireman. April 14, at 7:45 p. m., firemen sa MMtvsntt dence of Dean Ramsey of York road. No damages were report- - . ed. WOMAN'S CLUB Woman's club members who have been preparing costumes for the ?'Sword of Gideon" are asked to note that the meeting date for sewing has been changed from Wednesday aft ernoop to Tuesday afternoons at 3:30 at the high school. All women are urged to meet to sew for the project, a spokes man for the group said. IN BALEIGR City Schools Superintendent B. N. Barnes flew to Raleigh on Wednesday morning to confer with state school board officl ala. He was expected back In Kings Mountain Wednesday night. ? TO MEETING Dr. N. H. Seed, Kings Moun tain' optometrist, announced yesterday that his office will be closed Monday and Tues day. lie will attend the 30th annual Southeastern Educa tional Congress of Optometry at Charlotte A)prll 25-27. OPTIMIST (BLUB Regular meeting of the Kings Mountain Optimist Club will ?be held at Comer Cafe Thurs day night at 7 o'clock, accord ing to announcement by Neal Grissom, president, who urged all members to attend. New of ficers are to be elected he said. HENDRICKS HOME ?Hie condition of Dr. Paul E. Hendricks was reported much Improved Wednesday. . Be *? turned home from Gaston Me morial hospital last Friday. LIONS MEETING A. V. Goldiere, of Davidson, lieutenant governor of Lions district 31-B, Will address metribers of the Kings Moun tain Lions club Tuesday night at 7 o'clook at their regular meeting at Masonic Dining Hall. Primary Contests Aiea Democrats To Help. Decide Six County Races Kings Mountain area Demo crats will help to determine six local Itevel contests at the May 28 primary, In addition to the sever, al state-wide races. Two Kings Mountain candi dates can look forward to auto matic nomination. J. Ollie Harris, the veteran incumbent coronor, has no opposition for re-nomlna tion and reelection. No opposi tion developed for the county board of school trustees, meaning that Edwin Moore will be among the incumbents renominated. Last - day filings on Saturday included opposition for J. Hay wood Allen, who seeks re-nomina tion for a second term as sheriff. He is being opposed by Walter H. Peel'er, a native of the Belwood community and a member of the Shelby police force since late 1950. Other county-wide, all Incum bents, without opposition are State Senator Robert F. Morgan, State Representative B. T. Falls, Jr., County Treasurer Lillian L. Newton, and County Surveyor Marion M, Packard, and School Trustees Charles D. Forney, Jr? Walter Davis, "B. Austell, and W. H. Lutz. Other county-wide contests Kings Mountain area citizens will help determine are: For, clerk of Superior Cdutt: E. A. Houser, Jr., the incumbent, who is opposed by Roy D. Price. For Judge of Recorder's Court: Rueben L. Elam, the incumbent, who is opposed by C. B. Cach, Jr. For Solicitor of Recorder's Court: Bynum E. Weathfers, the incumbent, who is opposed by Joe F. Mull. Citizens of Number 4 and 5 Townships will determine whe ther Hazel B. Bumgardner, the In cumbent, will be re-nominated as District 2 county eomipUsldner. or whether the nomination will go to L. Arnold Klser. '? ' Other county comjnissloner contests, to be determined by Continued On Page Sight I Election Are Set * K : ? ' ' CANDIDATE ? Walter Peeler. Shelby policeman, filed Saturday for the Democratic nomination for sheriff of Cleveland County. He opposes Haywood Allen, who seeks a second four.year term. Mrs. Summerrow To Give Reading ? 'U V** H *"? '? ~ s" " Mr*. T. E. Summerrow, Jr., of Gastonia, will give a humorous reading of a one-act play at the Husband's Night banquet of the Kings Mountain Woman's club Friday night. The banquet, an annual event, will begin at 7 o'clock. Members of the Fine Arts Department are in charge of arrangement*. Mars. Summerrow, chairman of literature in the North Carolina Federation of Woman's clubs, is a poet and has won both state knd national awards for her writ ings. She is a past vice-president of the North Carolina Poetry So ciety and will give a reading of the play, "Top Billing", which has been published by Curtis Pub lishing Company. ? Mrs. W. O. Grantham, chair man of the Fine Arts Department will give a toast to the husbands, and music will be furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Ptothel and B. S. Peeler, Jr. 1 \*V* ; 1 unission Approves ^ ?? MwVW WW Www ; Graves Lavom For Negio Park] -- - r <fl I "?/? dty parka arid recreation Mr. Hord had sought to fcuy commission has approved the oil- adjacent property front In* 110 ! ginal layout of Charles M. Graves feet on Cleveland avenue. The I for a Negro ifecreatlon park. ( commission motion on the Hord The commission, meeting last request stated that In view of ?Ivriday morning at City Hall, a- possible purchase requests from -?>? the Graves plant other adjacent property owners. ? that An Insufficiency of land, and " advif cuy\ Uloft< oUttr aft* 9? are? _ . Jefenwd advia , ? . to reject the request, the (notion wag unanimous on ftmtion ?f Jack White, seconded by W^lC 1 fMim <??? fa* IJuhIam - ?? ^ Mauney, ^r., tinnier wew?er wu 4b06nt. v! *'"*. - ?'* **?'* E'John Lafhem, superintendent of BurMirs Kings Mountain plant, t, to had said Burlington officials re act being bought oy g*rded the property as the pro m Burlington Mills perty of the dty, but would not for the recreaUoni<rtj?et to the transferral to Mr. tflo dttMna.^^ T-? Regular April meeting of the Ktngs Mountain district board of school trustees was held at Cen tral school Monday night. Chairman A. W. Kincaid pre sided and all members were pro- 1 stent. The group discussed a proposal from the fatate board of education division of Insurance regarding insuring the city's school build ings. Trustee Fred W. Plonk told the board that he hsd conferred with local insurance companies, C. E. Warlick and Arthur Hay, and found that by using a mutual policy on a five-year basis, the board could gtet coverage at as cheap a rate a a the state fund ; offered. The! Joshua James Seeking Votes For State Office! Joshua James, thte Raleigh law yer who is seeking the Democra- 1 tic nomination for state treasurer, was seeking votes in Kings Mountain last week. Mr. James was in Kings Moun tain first on Thursday, then .re turned Friday for another quick hand ? shaking tour which, he hoped, would help him unseat ' Edwin Gill, the incumbent and an appointee of Governor W. B. Um stead, who fired James from the j North Carolina Utilities commis sion. Mr. James said that he and ^Governor Umstead's differences were political only, and that he &nd thte Governor are otherwise [cordial. He said Governor Um stead called him to his office, told him the spoils law of politics was at work, and that he could not re-appoint him to the Utilities job. j Since that time, Mr. James has j been practicing law in Raleigh. He served on the Utilities com mission as an appointee of Gov ernor W. Kerr Scott and was a frequent dissenter ~tm majority rulings raising rates for utilities. He acknowledged that his pre vious record of support and friendship for Governor Scott in dicated that is fortunes in the state treasurer's race might go with the Scott tide, be it ebb or Incoming, but added that his was a separate, private, and unrelated campaign. He also commented on his pre viously announced statement that he favors a state-wide referem dum on the sale of alcoholic bev erages, saying that he felt the people of the state ought to get the chance to determine the ques tion. He also acknowledged that ] the liquor question would effect the state treasurer's office In min or dtetail, "But my cne vote would be In favor of a referendum," he add ed. Mr. James calls Pender county home, but he wss later a Wilming ton lawyer before moving to Ra leigh on his appointment to the Utilities commission. School Boaid In Busy Meeting ' City Proceeds With Davidson I Water Project; Contract Let Buffalo Creek Source Favored By BlaisdeH In an unadvertised spccial A^n & ?n VVedn??sday night SSttiSS^^^SS The board action following re ??tOf a letter from the StaTe l Board of Health's district oniri. | neer, F. H. Blaisdell, in which the I C,?.Was to,d Jt should make im ???* plans '? to to Buffalo reek to assure a long-term ade quate water supply. ine at?!1Pe?^!dn^day "feht m<*t A RrHM ^,on by May?r Glee F^ilfnn r8, ?ornmlss'oners \V. S. Gran ft a Patt^son, W.G. r"n^am. and Harold Phillips, Ph?l? * tlt0rnk?y J- R Davls. Mr fhh te ?bJ<*tcd to ^e action. He abstained when the motion was Grantham* d Commissloner ^rantham, on previous advice Mr"1 Ora mh ?rr>ey general du* to Mr Grantham s partial owner au Ln p?rtlo,n of the tract re w devel?P 'he Davidson Mr ^P?ii^iy0r ur,dges voted with Mr. Fulton, who made the mo rnrwith Mr- patters?n shaft and to Install a pump in it -art srussvg; Clerk Joe Hendrick. Hpm" JiX A?ril 13 Jetter- Mr R'als S!i'AMh pol?tine out that the wn.?K i. C,teek lmPoundment would alleviate the city water shortagte for "more than a few years said the state board would approve [t "if the city is flnan cially unable to develop Buffalo Creek at this time." tnTw! !eKt00t,Jhe B'a'alell letter to Mayor Bridges follows: Rcfewuce is made to my re t?hA i t0 KinSs Mountain and n^lT8peCLlon of the ProPose<) Pavidson Branch watershed for the purpose of forming an opinion as to whether or not the could be approved by the N. C. State Board of Health thLTji? 18 ?f the ?P!nlon that there is not enough acreage In Waterghed to assure an ample supply for the city for l<XSPRTBf,tb,e t,me- Ano,her so. that h??" advanced is that the dam on the present im rai8ed to Prov,de addition?1 storage. While this might Improve the situation for a S?n year8' does not provide th^SS"? raw water ^PP'y 'or m0re than a 'ew years, if the present water sup Ply U used and augmented with ^,J^P<?"nd??ent on Davidson sightly improve conditions, but again within a wiTh^t*? th? clty w,n ** fa?Kl Prospect of seeking an ?he *Up?,y- 11 U ,e,t that the proper action to take at this iht?k? t0 devtelop a raw water intake on some stream that wiil supply the city /or years to come. "' a ?. Cwek will apparently meet this requirement. "It would be particularly ad vantageous tor the city to devfe Snce thU0 CLWk at this time since the river basins of the ctate belng classified by the fiat^m?an,tat,on Commit tee and the development and use Continued On Page Bight ttnal Rdbie* Clinic Schodoldd Saturday ra^les vaccina tlon clinics in the Kings Moun SS!S.i5ayar Wll! ** C?nducted on ?Ul4p* conducted an U?5i?the ??S?Hh d<?P4r*ment ?? two dollars after ?3 s*,urt" u a. ?n ? at Park Grac* m? at Weat school I 1? 1? ? ?* aty I 11-11.30 a. ro.? at East school. ?< ~ COMMISSIONER ? Rev. P. D. Patrick will r?proi?nt Kings Mountain presbytery at the Gen eral Assembly ol tbe Presbyteri an Church, U. S'.. to be h?l4 at Montreal next mouth. Patrick Named For Assembly ATLANTA, GA. ? The Rev. P. D. Patrick of Kings Mountain, N. C., pastor of the First and the Dixon Presbyterian churches, has been certified as an official commissioner to the General As sembly of the Presbyterian Chur ch, U. S. Announcement that Rev. Mr. Patrick will take part in the May 27-June 1 meeting of the highest fcourt of his denomination was made here by Dr. E. C. Scott, stated clerk of the General As sembly. The meeting will be In Montreat, N. C. As a commissioner, the Kings Mountain minister ? will repre sent Kings Mountain Presbytery, and will consider, among other things, the proposed union of the United, U.. S. (Southern, and U. S. A. (Northern) Presbyterian Churches. ' Bethware Finals Plans Announced Plans for the annual com menctement exercises at Bethware school were announced this week. Principal John Rudisill said that the baccalaureate sermon will be delivered by Rfev. J. J, Thornburg, pastor of Patterson Grove Baptist church, on May 16 at 8 p. m. On May 17, -State Senator Ro bert Morgan of Shtelby is to de liver the graduating address to 21 seniors at 8 p. m. AA MEETING An' open meeting of Alcohol ics Anonymous is scheduled for Sunday at 3 p. >n. at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. r ? Contract Tenns For Owens Tract Set By Board The city formally awn rded (he Davidson clam contract to O. O .Walker, the low bidder, in a special session Tuesday night. Convening with Commission ers Harold Phillips and T. J. El lison absi-nt, the board also a greed to pay John Owens $5,000 .or approximately 35 acres of land which will he inundated .by the proposed artificial lake. The mot ion. provides that the city will be deeded the land inunda ed, plus a 20- foot strip around the lake from the water's edge, a 50-foot strip from the base ol the proposed dam, plus rights of-way for power line, water line, ind ingress, and that the city will defray costs of moving a tenant house, should this action be ordered by the State Board of Health. In another motion, the board voted to pay Ed Evans $100 per acre for an estimated two acres required for the project. The board took no action on condemnation proceedings on the Grantham - Lynch ? Cox pro perty, due to absence of the oth er commissioners The board acted after Mayo* Glee A. Bridges read a letter from W. K. Dickson, th city's en gineer, informing the city to pro ceed on the contract award. In other actions the board vo ted to convey to Bryan Hord, a 110-foot strip off the Burlington Mills recreation site for $1,000, provided the action is approved by the Recreation commission. The Recreation group had voted against the conveyance last Fri day, (but Mayor Bridges said he understood the action is to toe reconsidered. In other actions the board: Continued On Page fcxght City Bond Sale Set For Tuesday The board of commissioners passed formal resolution Tues day night authorizing W. E. Eas terling of the Local Government Commission to sell $600,000 in bondB, $450,000 in water and stew er bonds and the remaining $150, 000 in recreation bonds. Sealed bids are to be received until 11 a. m. Tuesday on the bond issues at the office of the com mission in Raleigh. Copy of thb bid notice, on file at City Hall, shows the city's bonded indebtnes* at March 31, was $214,000. The board also voted to accept a quotation of $392 for the print ing of the bonds from Security Bond Note Company. Kings Mountain Garden Club Show Set Foi Woman's Clph Wednesday BV *" L S ? fihii of at . hlplileg yyttefl through ? nnnn?nr<y1 hy th? Ytmcj Cart at 7<S0| The Kings Mountain Garden club will present "Flowers Light the World", a spring flower show, at the Woman's club Wednesday, ; with exhibitions to be on display to the public from thfe hours of 2 and 6 o'clock and from 8 until 10 p. m. Admission is 50 cents for adults and JO cents for children and com petitions are open to the public, public. ? Committees have been at work this week on the show, which will be thte club's first flower show, Mrs. W. L. Ramseur, a member of the flower show committee . Mid, and the public Is Invited to | attend. Wednesday morning at 10:30 j Judges for the show will bespe 'ctsl guest* ac brunch to ba giv tsn by members o I the garden club at Kings Mountain Country club, r ?> ? ~ i 1 ' ? '? <v 'v ' | CAK* 8ALK . f~< Hie Open Gate Cardan dub will sell cakes, pies, and cook ies in the building formerly occupied by Rainwater Furni ture Company Saturday be ginning at 8:80, a spokesman (or the club said Wednesday. Solicitations To Be Conducted April 26 to 30 A concentrated $8,000 campaign for books for Jacob S. Mauney Memorial library will begin Mon Iday. . Civic leaders, in an enthusiastic kick-off meeting at the library Tuesday night, expressed confi dence that the goal will be, met and perhaps oversubscribed. Plans of the campaign, being conducted by the Woman's Club land headed by a committee in chiding Mrs. David Hamrick, chairman, Mrs. John L. McGill, Mrs, I. O. Patterson, and Mrs. Phil Shore, call for completing' tjie appeal during one week. Letters have been mailed to former donors to' the book fund and to friends of the library and teams of Woman's Club mem bers will conduct a house-to-house solicitation. *' Mrs. Hamrick presided at the Tuesday night meeting and re cognized heads of civic organiza tions and other groups. W, K. Mauney presented a his tory of the library, given by members of his family in memo ry of their parents. lie said that his father has many times walked past the property. Mr. Mauney noted that he had at one time en visoned the property as a hotel, prior to the decision of the J. S. Mauney family to give it to the community for a public library. He reviewed the initial cost of the project and other salient points in the library's history.. Mrs. E. C. Cooper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob S. Mauney, read from a November 19, 1936, copy of the Kings Mountain Herald the account of the com munity's success In Its Initial li brary fund campaign Which ap peared under the headline "Li brary Drive Goes Over Top". She was confident, she said, that the 1936 news account was prophetic. The same newspaper also report ed the death of her father, one of the community's founders. J. R. Davis, school board mem ber of the library board, told the group that the use of a portion of the building for a teacher's resi dence had greatly based the prob lem of filling the faculties of the city schools. County Commissioner Hazel B. Bumgardner said the county com missioners are sympathetic to an appeal for additional operating funds for the library and H. E. Lynch, chairman of the library board reported on work of that group. Mrs. Charles Dilllng gave a report on library use and cir culation. ' Others speaking in support of the campaign and promising sup port from their organizations or groups include: Mrs. George Hou tser, representing Kings Mountain Garden clubs, Paul Walker, Ju nior Chamber of Commerce, Mrs. R. D. Arrowood, American Homte department of the Woman's club, Mrs. W. G. Grantham, Fine Arts department of the Woman's Club, Mrs. Grady Patterson for the Study club and Home Arts club, Mrs. C. D. Blanton, DAR, Mrs. Denver King, Junior Woman's Club, Dr. W. P. Gerberding, Ki* wants club, Ollie Harris, Lions club, Neal Grlssom, Optimist club, M. C. Post on, Bethware Progres sive club, John Greene, WKMT, and Martin Harmon, Kings Moun tain Herald. School officials outlining plans for aiding the drive through the schools included Rowell Lane, Central principal, and William George,. West school principal. ?Mrs. John L, Gamble, West facul ty member, reported on poster work for the drive by school pu pils, and, in behalf of an ARP church Sunday School class, said that the class had voted a dona tion to the book fund drive. The letter to citizens from the fund committee said: "Kings Mountain is very fortu nate In having one of the best equipped buildings in the state, but the backbone of any library Continued On Page Eight Queen City Now Operating Terminal Queen City Coach Company to operating the Bus Station urtttl new management can be obtained. Mrs. Otto Guyton and Leon Hamrick relinquished man agement *Mt Thursday. Clayton Love, Queen City re presentative, said the station will be open dally from 7 a. m. to 1 p. nv., with Western Union telegraph service to be provi ded from" 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. dai ly. ? ' . ' '?