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Rings Mountain's RELIABLE Newspaper
VOL 64 NO. J 8
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4 Kings Mountain, N. C.( Thursday, May 6, 1954
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Kings Mountain postoffice will
Inaugurate expanded city carrier
service Monday morning, serving
524 additional houses. It means
addition of a nfew city letter car
? Postmaster W. E. Blakely an
nounced the expansion following
-visit this week by a postal in
spector who gave final approval
to the original expansion request
and also approved several addi
tions to the original list.
Lewis Falls will bte the carrier
for the new route. Other city car
riers are Wiley Blanton and Sto
Much of the new route has been
carved out of what Is now Rural
Mr. Blakely said addition of the
new route would require appoint
ment of a new employee and
s?!d he 1b recommending from
the civil Service list the appoint
ment of Lal%nd L. Franks. He
said Mr. Franks was second on
the competitive examination and
that William Harmon, who. had
highest rating on thte civil ser
vice listing, declined the appoint
ment. Third man on the eligible
?list is Howard O. Smith.
Mr. Blakely reminded residents
?n the pew city carrier route that,
mail cannot be delivered until
house numbers agd mall boxes
? -are up. A
"I am very happy tp announce
the expansion of service," Post
master Blakely said, "for we have
?been working on it for a long
time. The service is needed and
?will benefit numerous people."
The new city carrier delivery
service additions Include:
lOO-SOO West Lackey
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First Lieutenant Frank A.
Summers has arrived home
from Korea and has been re
leased to Inactive duty status.
Lt. Summers, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank R. Summers, spent
?more than a year in Korea
with the army engineers. He
landed in San Francisco, Calif.,
last Saturday, was Jtlown to
Fort Jackson, S. C., and was
released on Sunday*
ARP SPEAKER 1
Dr/W. C. Halll'day. mission
ary to Mexico, -will deliver the
evenihg serhion at Boyce Me-,
morlal ARP 'church Sunday
night at He will also
??how pictures of missionary
work In Mexico, where he has
lbeen a missionary for 25 y'ears,
; Robert 1M. Moser. county hos
pitals administrator, Grady
Howard, Kings Mountain hos
pital manager, and S. A. Blan- '
ton, Shelby hospital manager,
?attended the Carolinas - Vir
ginia hospital conference at
Roanoke, Va., last weekend. j
Br and Mis. W. P. Geibet
?djng andW. K. Mauney are at
tending a meeting of the Lu
theran Synod of North Caroli
'nk, which has been in session
Sine* Tuesday in Greensboro.
The meeting closes today.
Memorial ?ay services
Ibe held at Patterson i
Baptist church Sunday
dinner to toe served folk
the morning church
A special song service will 1
at 2 p. m., and the ptfbl
" * to attend. ?????: . *
NO OPPOSITION ? J. Edwin
Moor*. Patterson Grove farmer.
Is on? of five members of the
county board of education. Only
the five incumbents filed for the
nomination, tantamount to ap
pointment by the 1955 General
Assembly for new two-year
Fdr Mr. Van Dyke
Funeral services .for Robert
Richard Van Dyke, 62, resident of
route two who died at Kings
Mountain hospital Sunday at 10
p. m. after an illness of several
years duration, were held Wed
nesday at 3 p. m, from Love Val
ley Baptist church.
Rev. E. M. Redding, Rav. J,
Fred King, and Rev. P. D. Patrick
officiated and burial was in Con
cord Cemetery near Bessemer
Mr. Van Dyke waa a native oJE
GAston Coilhty, son of the late
M t. and Mrs. John L. Van. Dyke.
He' Was a member of Love Val
ley Baptist Church and was for
merly -employed at Margrace
Surviving ate his wife, Mrs.
Ollie Padgett' Van Dyke, two
sons, J. O. ahd Marshall Vim
Dyke, two brothers, J. P. and -D.
S. Van Dyke, and a sister, Mrs.
Mary Frances Harlow, all Of
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Persons with a history of jaun
dice of malaria may now Join
the ranks of blood donors accord
ing to a change in policy announ
ced by the Charlotte Regional
Blood Center of the American
A donor with a history of jaun
dice fleed r\pt be rejected unless
he h'< j had an attack Within two
years. Malaria la not a cause lor
rejection. u*?'ess there- has been
an attack or treatment within six
months. t . ?>'; ?? '? u
The information was contained
in a letter to Dr. P. G. Padgett,
Kjngs Mountalp Red Cross Chap
ter blood program chairman, i
Another visit of the bloodmo
blle tq Kings Mountain. is schedul
ed on May 19, when the mobile
unit will be at the Woman's club
house from 11 a. m. to 5 p. m.
Leveled At 500
Until Last Week
Unemployment In Kings Moun
tain leveled off during the month
ending April 25 at about 500 per
sons per week, but took a jump
for the wetek ending April 30 to
Franklin Ware, employment
service manager, said total claims
for the four- week month ending
April 25 were 2,213, including 969
"new claims", the latter category
also including Intermittent
claims. Whten a worker is em
ployed Qn an alternate week ba
sis, he becomes a new claimant
WMi'each application for unem
On the plus side during April,
Mr. Ware reported his office plac
ed 56 Workers.
r -ljUijor soft spot at the moment
is the combed yarn textile group,
which finds four plants, Mauney
Mills, Bonnie Mills, Kings Moun
tain Manufacturing Company and
Park Yarn Mills operating on al
ternate week schedules.
Only a few of the Kings Moun
tain office compensation claim
ants are nfear the end of their
benefit schedule, Mr. Ware said.
Th*.. cut-off has already effected
some of the former employees of
Frieda Manufacturing Company
at Crowder's Mountain, which
suspended operations last Octo
ber, and which was subsequently
sold to Cherryville interests. Now
operated as Carlon Mills, the
plant is 1ft partial operation, with
[ about half the former Kings
Mountain Frieda area claimants
JMr . Ware said.
. John Fisher has assumed op
eration of the Corner Cafe and.
will operate It as John Fisher's
Corner Cafe, according to an
noun cement this week.
? Mr. Ftyher, a veteran cafe op
erator, took over the business
He said the firm would toe o
penfrom 5:30 a. m. to 11 p?nt.
daily, except Sundays, when the
cafe will be closed from 10 a. m.
"to poon. The cafe will offer reg
ular meals, sandwiches, Ice
cream, and other items at popu
lar, prices, Mr. Fisher saltl. s
Mr. Fisher first entered the
restaurant business in 1933 and
has operated food-dispensing
?businesses ever since.
!|^|paveftide rites for 'the infant
son of Mr. and Mrs. Prentiss
Hambright were conducted Mon
day at 4 o'clock at Mountain Rest
i Anderson and Rev.
P.^p. Patrick officiated.
ZZ&fk child "was bom at Shelby
hospital Sunday morning and di
The paternal grandparents are
Mr: arid Mrs. Quay Hambfight
and Mrs. H. L. . Cunningham is
the maternal grandmother.
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] The Kings Mountain Uons club
Mil hold Its sixteenth annual la
dies night banquet on Tuesday
prtth Sara D. Bundy, superinten
dent of Farmville public schools,
i ^J^SSSnramn of tha
. nounced this wtselt the program
plans, which will ah- Include spe
cial entertainment features, in
cluding music by Jimmy Chaa
1 teen, Basaemar City soloist, fav
or* for tha ladM, th* cUfctomary
ladle* night feature*.
r Mr. Plonk aaked that !%?*>?*
MANAGER ? Charlie Ballard,
businessman and baseball reter.
a a, has been named manager of
the ' Scott -for -Senate campaign
in Kings Mountain.
Charlie Ballard, Kings Moun
tain business man and veteran
baseball star, will manage the
Scott ? for - Senate campaign in
Kings Mountain, according to an
nouncement Tuesday by Hugh
Wells, Cleveland County mana
"Scott forces in Cleveland
County are mighty happy to have
Charlie Ballard on our team in
a managerial capacity," Mr.
Wells said. "He is woil known
throughout the county and else
where as a stellar gtentleman as
well as a great competitor. He
will run a clean, hard-fought cam
paign." ..y. . .. :
Mr. Ballard said he had been
considering returning to baseball,
from which he had voluntarily
retired, but had decided against
He predicted that "Scott, will
carry Kings Mountain".
"Mr. Scott made an excellent
governor and proved he is repre
sentative of all the people. He
Will make a
Mr. Ballard, who o
mom Washertrtte **
avenue, it A King* jwHgraL?
tlve, who starred in Legiort, col
lege and semi-pro baseball, be
fore entering thte professional
ranks where he w*s * consistent
contenderWjt#^ $at t i nn cham
pionship of the Western Carolina
league. He in ,.n .mnv vetfttor
of World War II with a long tour
of duty in the South Pacific thea
ter. He attended Lenoir-Rhyne
On 29 By-Pass
Work began Tuesday on the
Highway 29 by pass around Kings
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Crowder Construction Com
pany. of Charlotte, began work
on one of the culvert-type struc
tures near the residence of Dr.
J. P. Mauney on Canterbury
W. A. McNeil, of the division
highway office at Shelby, said he
was expecting a representative of
Gilbert Engineering Company,
holdfer of the grading contract, on
Wednesday afterry>on to discuse
that phase of the work.
Gilbert had indicated, Mr. Mc
Neil said, th^t their firm would
begin work next week.
The U. S. Highway 29 by-pass
will be connected with U. S. 29
near Archdale Farms and will
join with U. S. 14 and 29 near
thte old Pine Knot Grill location.
Plans call for the new by-pass to
go under the York Road.
< A total of 1,031 city auto li
censes for 1954 had been sold
through Wednesday morning,
according to Grace Carpenter,
of the city clerk's office. Pour
of the total waa sold this past
To Be Requested
A petition is being circulated
this week asking that the board
of commissioners rescind its
April 26 resolution condemning
the Grantham ? Lynch - Cox pro
perty for the Davidson Creek
dam and reservoir.
The petition further requests
that the commissioners, if they
do not repeal the resolution, sub
mit the proposal to popular vote.
At the April 26 board meeting,
the resolution was passed by 2
to 1 vote, with Commissioner W.
G. Grantham absent due to par
tial ownership of the property.
Commissioner Harold Phillips
was also absent, and Commis
sioner T. J. Ellison's voted "no".
Commissioners W. S. Fulton ?tnd
J. H. Patterson favored the reso
lution. Commissioner Phillips
said he had signed the protest
A spokesman for the citizens
group, who asked to remain un
identified, said seven copies of
the petition are being circulated
and that 375 citizens have al
ready appended their names.
The petition was drawn >by
George Thomasson, Kings Moun
tain attorney, who also declin
ed to divulge the identity of his
clients. However, he said the
group seeks either repeal of the
resolution or a referendum, the
lattet provided toy North Caroli
na's General Statutes on petition
by 25 percent of the voters. *
The board of commissioners
proceeded with the project after
approval of the State Board Of
I rifiMlltli nnr.lnr ' r UtMvti, the
engineer indicated his approval
I *?k *'rfhictant" Ha said the pro
ject would improve the city's
watar lupply In very small a
mtount and that' in four to five
years tie city would again be
facing a water shortage The
state engineer tttongly recom
mended investigating a larger
source of supply than is availa
ble at Davidson creek. He sug
gested Buffalo creek as a source.
; Wlllbai the petitions would be
presented iat Thursday night's
regular monthly commissioners
meeting, or later, was an unde
cided question, the spokesman
As ttye Davidson dam reservoir
project how stands, it is set to go
through, unless the board should
rescind Its action. Contract has
been let to O. O. Walker for
building the dam and clearing
the area.. Arrangements , have
been completed, City Attorney J
R. Davis reported. , to purchase
lands from John Owens and Ed
Evans, and a three-man apprai
sal committee has .been appoin
ted to establish the value of the
Grantham - Lynch - Cox prbp
erty, via condemnation proced
ure. I. B. Goforth, Sr., one of the
appointed appraisers, said Tues
day the committee had not met
and that he had heard nothing
about the matter since being no
tified pf his selection.
< Alternate proposal suggestpd
by the city's engineer, W. K.
Dickson, to raise the level of the
prelerft city lake dam and there
by Impound more water during
peak seasons, was not accepted.
Another proposal was to plAce a
pump on the Gold Mine shaft to
extract the unknown quantity of
water in the mine tunnel, which
was used briefly last fall.
Mr. Dickson also recommend
ed attention to Buffalo Creek,
but no estimates have been
made on the cost of this project.
Funds for the water project are
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"It looks mighty good." Karr
Soo?t tha formfer governor and
candidate Tor the rVmorratlallA
mlftation for th* V. S J Senate said
Tvmdmy morning as he began a
day-long tour of Cleveland Coun
ty Mountain's City Mail.
King* Mountain greeterspreeent
I to waVcomte Mr. Stott include
Mayor Glee A. Bridges. Charll?
Ballard. Seotfs Kings Mountabl
campaign manager, Hal ward,;!
J. Bun Patterson Aft*
Others, alto on hand were Scotf ?
County Manager Hugh Wei to.,
3am ignore, Tom Corrr?*R,
VETERAN TEACHERS ARE HONORED ? Pictur
ed above are Mrs. Claude Rhyne. center, and Mis*
Carlyle Ware, right, with Lewis Ho vis, of West
School Parent.Teacber association, alter Mr. Ho
?is had presented the retired teachers silver bon
bon dishes as a tribute (or their service to the
school. Both Mrs. Rhyne, former principal, and
Miss Ware, primary department teacher, retired
alter the 1953 school term. (Photo by Carlisle
Rings Mountain churchwomen
will observe May Fellowship Day
at services at Boyce Memorial
ARP church Friday afternoon at
3 o'clock. '
Theme of this year's obser
vance la "The Christian Woman's
Trusteeship", and Mrs. J. A. Che
shire is program chairman.
Other speakers on the program
are Mrs. D. F. Hord. Jr., who will
discuss the topic. 'The Christian
Woman A$ A Consumer", Mrs.
Haywood E. Lynch who will
speak on thle subject, 'The Chris
tian Woman As An Economic
Citizen", Mrs. B. A. Murray who
will discuss the topic. "The Chris
tian Woman As A Neighbor", and
jMrs. E. T. Plott who will discuss.
l"The Christian Woman in the
Home." . :.-t.
I Introductory lemarks before,
the program and a devotional will
be given by Mrs. Cheshire, Mrs.
I Marriott Phifer, and Mrs. J, C.
McGiil. ? ?, j
I May Fellowship Day Is one of
the three nation-wide observan
ices of church women of all de
nominations. World Community
Day and World Day o I Prayer
emphasize world needs. Way Fel
lowship Day emphasizes local
needs and is sponsored here an
nually by the Kings Mountain
Council of churchwomen.
Book Tund Gills
Now Total $891.60
Contribution* to tho Jacob 8.
Mauney Memorial library book
fund drive totaled $891.60 at
Mrs. David Hamrick said that
numerous solicitors are yet to
report and that only a small
number of reports have been
received from those covering
business and industrial firms.
Mrs. .Hamrick also stated ap.
preclation to the schools and
their faculty . members for
their cooperation in the cam
paign. She added an appeal to
solicitors to complete their
work as soon as possible.
New Managers *
Aft Bus Station
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Rickman,
I of Bessemer City, have assumed
j management of the Kings Moun
tain Bus Station.
j Mrs. Rickman said that the ter
minal will he open da Lly^and Sun
days from 7 a. m. to 7 p. m. Wes
tern Union service, currently be
ing provided from 8 a. m. to 5
p. m., will also be offeted for the
(full 12 hours the station is open
effective on Monday.
HHWsMoik. Involved ^>6* two
mieOf at-hom? contests, Arc also
beginning to move around with
more obvious effort for vote?.
These Involve the District 2 coun
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Candidates Busy Beating Bushes;
Primaty Now Only 23 Days Away
There were increased evldeft^os
of political activity this week as
May 29 primary day neared
Many candidates arte out beat
ing the Pushes and paying quick
hand ? shaking calls to business
and industrial establishments, ru
ral stores sind other spots.
Chief among the visitors of
the pastweek was W. Kerr Scott,
the Senate candidate, who began
his Tuesday tour of the county
at City Hall. V ,
Others who paid calls during
the veek Included Everett A.
Houser, the incumbent clerk of
court, and his opponent, Roy
Price. Both Judge Reuben Elam
and his opponent C. B. Cash,
toured Kings Mountain, as did
Sheriff Haywood Allen and his
opponent, Walter Peeler. Aleo
seen shaking hands with poten
tial voters wee Bynum Weathers.
It)*' incumbent sollcitoiC&ilJhe is
" fee Mull, former
the oounty elections
Of West School
Miss Carlyle Ware and Mrs. C.
were presented gifts of silver
from the West school Parent
Teacher Association at the an
nual Father's Night meeting of
the PTA at the school cafeteria
Friday nighv. ' v
The awards were mftde as a
gjft of recognition of service and
were presented on behalf of the
PTA by Lewis Hovis.
-Mrs. Rhyne retired last year
ajfter serving as principal of
West school for 33 years and
Miss Ware taught, until last year,
in the Kings Mountain city school
system for 40 years. She Is a for
mer treasurer of West school.
1954-55 .officers of the school
j PTA were elected and instaljfcrt
j after the awards were presented.
jMrs. W. L. Mauney will serve as
president and other officers 1ft
I elude Mrs. Fried Plonk, vice-presi
dent, Mrs. Hillard Black', secre
tary, and Mrs. Ralph. ArroWood,
| treasurer. ?
Mrs. Rowel I I.nne, PTA presl- |
? dent; conducted the business elec
tlon?. W. R. George, West school
principal, welcomed the visitors.
Sahdy Campbell and Peggy
Craig, students at West school
who won the annual school read-,
ing contest this year, gave read
ings of "The Greatest Battle Ever
Won" and "Ma Takes A Chance."
Refreshments were served fol
lowing the program and parents,
were invited to visit classrooms.
Mrs. Jack White's second grade
won the attendance banner.
About 140 parents and teachers
attended the Father's night meet
! Baby Strangles
On Morning Milk
Mary Jane Bolick, three-month
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Bolick, died of accidental
strangulation at the home of her
maternal grandmother, Mrs. Cln
da Taylor of Bennett drive about
6 o'clock Wednesday morning, ac
I cording to OUle Harris, Cleve
: land County coronor.
Mr. Harris said the child had
jbeen given a bottle of milk and
! strangulation was due to milk
entering the lungs and windpipe.
According to the report of city
poller the child and ner mother
had b?en making their home with
the baby's maternal grandmother.
Police Chief Hugh A. Logan,
St., and Officers Jack Stone and
?B. P.. Cook Investigated.
*\tneral services will be held
Thttnjter at 3 o'clock front
North ok Baptist church, near
Ckerryvllle. Bev. Coy Dellingor
Will officiate and burial will be -
In tw church cemetery.
Survivors Include her parents
and one sister, Vanessa Dale Bo
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