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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, July 22, 1954, Image 1

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Population City Limits 7.206 Trading Area 1 5,000 ? " "V-/.* - . * ?. . . (IMS Batten Board Figures) ? Wvj : --I Kings Mountain's RELIABLE Newspaper 14 Pages Today VOL.64 NO, 29 Established 1889 Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, July 22, 1954 Six+y"Four+h Year P^ICE FIVE CENTS Kings Mountain Battle Drama Opens Season ; : u Local News ?ulletins ON DEAN'S UST Miss Suzanne Arrowood, dau ghter of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Ar rowood, has been listed on the iDean's list for the Spring quar ter at Appalachian State Tea cher's college at Boone, accord ing to announcement received here. METER RECEIPTS . , Net receipts from the city's parking meters for the week ending Wednesday at noon were $152.50, Miss Grace Car penter of the city cleric's office reported. ASSUMES DUTIES Miss Dorothy Frances Gofor th, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bun Goforth, hp.s Joined the office staff of Elmer Lumber Company. A graduate of Gard ner - Webb Juirior-gollege at Boiling Springs, Miss~?RSforth assumed her new duties last week. i .I.. . OPTIMIST CLUB The regular monthly meet ing of the Kings Mountain Op timist club, which, will be a ladles night affair, will fee held Thursday night at 7 o' clock at the City Picnic Area, according to Neal Grlssom, president of the club. FIRST AID COURSE A standard first aid course taught by Neal Grlssom, Red Cross first aid Instructor, be gan at Phenlx Plant, Burling ton Mills, inc., this week. The clasies, which will terminate August 17, are to be held each Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 7 until 9 o'clock. RAHDLE REUNION Annual reunion of the Wil liam Randle clan will be held ? Sunday, July 25, at the Fellow- ' ?hip Center fn the Bethlehem community,. All friends and relatives are invited to attend the dinner and reunion, a spokesman for the group said Monday. : * UNION SERVICE Sunday night's* union servi ce for five city Church congre at ions will be held at Central Methodist church with Rev. W. L. Pressly, pastor of Boyce Me rial ARP church, to deliver the message at 8 o'clock. . ATTENDS MEETING Stev. Gordon Weekley, Jr., at tended as chairman for the Kings Mountain Baptist Asso ciation, a meeting of the 8tate Committee of Evangelism at Fruitland Baptist Assembly, Frultland, Monday and Tues day of this week. > % X-WT OOTT' .V. Cleveland County Mobile X Bay unit will be in front of Belk's Department Store hero Friday, according to announ cement by Mrs. B. M. Jarrett Wednesday. The unit will be ri from 10-12 and 1-4 p. m., said. . # . ? HO PARKING Hie north side of Mountain street, from City street to Rail road avenue, Is being designa ted as a "no parking" area by the city. The city painter has been marking off the area In - yellow lines and signs are to be posted soon. The section ' Was designated "ifcost danger ous to traffic In the business taction," by Chief of Police Hugh Logan at a recent meet ing of the city commissioners. * SCHOOL BOARD A special luncheon meeting of the city district board of school trustees has been call ad for Wednesday, July 38, at 13:30 p. m. at the Country Club, Chairman A. W. Klncald announced Monday. Tfie board will consider th* new budget, ? the Central school re-lightlng project and other business. ? !? II MM Hi STOUT **OUR U(T ? Story Hour at Jacob 8- Mau nay Memorial Llbrarf , begins morning at 10 o'clock s . jT-J- ? ... , . .W W ; ? t. w. * story, HOSPITAL TBUSTEE ? Lewis Boris, Kings Mountain business man, has boon appointed a member of the county board of hospital trustees, representing Number. 4 township. His term will expire In 1857. Hovis Is Named Hospital Trustee ~T?wis Hovis, Kings Mountain farm implement dtealer, has been appointed a member of the coun ty hospital board of trustees to succeed Don Blanton, Kings Mountain druggist. Mr. Hovis was named by the county board of commissioners on Monday, who also appointed four other members to vacancies created by (expiring terms. The others are Ladd W. Hamrick, of Boiling Springs, a former Kings Mountain citizen, J. Lowrey Aus tell, Blaine Baker, and W. H. Covington. ' Terms of office are three years and expiring members may not suocefed themselves immediately. ?? Mr. Hovis it qne of throe Num ber ? Township trustees. Others are Franklin Harry, of G rover, and W. L. Plonk, of Kings Moun tain. ?- . . The 15-member board of trus tees includes three frdm each township in which county hospi tal units are located, plus orie each from the other nine town ships of Cleveland County. The new appointees, all induct ed at a supper for present, incom ting, and retiring members, hos pital officials and their wives at Bracket's Cedar Park Wednes day night, succeed Parrls Yeiton, retiring chairman, Jim Season, D. D. Lattlmore, and Dr. A. A. Lackey, in addition to Mr. Blan ton. The board was to organize for the coming year at the Wed nesday night meeting. Mr. Hovis, general manager of Community Implement and Sup ply Co., is an elder of Boyce Me morial ARP church and a mem ber of the Kings Mountain Ki wanls club. Following is the full board membership and the townships Carver Bridges, Earl, No. 1 Ladd W. Hamrick, Boiling Springs, No. 2. M. II. Walker, No. & Lewis Hovis, Franklin Harry, W. 1* Plonk, all No. 4. W. Z. Hord, Waco, No. 5: - Lowiery Austell, Jack Dower m, and Jim Rucker, Shelby, all i v'jrVYCV.v Aubrey Calton, Latthnare, No. 7. W. H. Covington, Polkville, No *T: Blaine Baker, \ . i ? - ?, i n, ?, , Bwf't A-C*'-. t * 4". f . ... * Everett Lutz, Belwood, No. 10. ? ?Iwbett Beam, Caaar, No. 11, ,, CEMETERY CLEANING The cemetery at Antioch Baptist church will .be clean fd Friday moming, July All Interacted persona ate In vited to attend. Club |i Sponsoring mt?: A Bethwaie Bloodmobfle Call Monday Charlotte i-<- lor ?1 Blood Center jnrwbile fcloo collecting unK Is scheduled a Both ware school Monday irot. li a. m, to 5 p. m. ' % ? * Xi, The blood mobile vlsiMs be Ing sponsored by the Beth wart Progressive Club and member ol the Betlrware School PTA will assist with Hie canteen. Mrs. Pride Ratterree, treasurer aKnK'' 'KiitR* MoafiMBr Red ?Cloak chapter, said that the quo ta for the visit if U5 pints. Mrs Ratterrro also pointed out thst bleed is n&-?ceqple4 from Mfe on bet ever tfcrse ninths and ilwe a visit lit not scheduled here until November %, Kir** " cifcziena should feel >nate at the Bethware Griffin, publicity the Kings Mountain ipter, pointed out administered free to all citizens of a town #s long as the town is undwr.-jhe Wood bank program. and as long as a certain quota u met by the town. The only charge, lbs Grif fin said, 1? a fee for administer . lAg tte blood by doctors and fcOfl d i t alfc$! -'i " i-1 r-' * - 1 ? v - A v M Rate Schedules " * 1 "v * -* ? ? . ' v ' . " On Gas Received Engineers Say Gas Use Cheaper Than Other ftals gas service from its engineers recommended con tact forms for industrial and commercial users. of7R^8lneers' Etrnara * Burk 'St??1?" Rouge, U., note that the residential rate and interrup b^n , rate 8chedui?* have been revised upward. In view of ^.0J^fcent increase in rates grant fed Transcontinental Pipeline, the city's supplier, by the Federal Power commission. thJ,hf,0eng^eers 4<w' however, Hit! res,dential rate still com pares very favorably with coal nHm?r^aneuand electricity", and iV?e revlsed hiterruptl .j ^ still provide laree savings to Mauney Holsery Mill and Consolidated Textiles, two Amis which have Indicated a de ^as service/ J"* ?"* wl? open bids from contractors on installing a dlstri has already contracted to begin u i u* gas from the big pipeline which crosses the York highway not later than January 15, 1955 fuSi?thLeKgll^erinR rate studies furnished by Barnard and Burk, the contention 1b made that real ~ . bids SougBt ? . City of Kings Mountain is advertising for bids on the construction of a municipal gas i 4JLa- riday- August a * he bid notice states that copies ofMhe plans, speciflcaUons, and R,?L JUnor at the o"ice of Barnard & Burk. 1023 Nichol P.j ve' Baton Rouge, La. W notice is published In | today's Herald, page 7, section Sal? ""J ?f ps will result In use of roni ^ight ^Went under 29 Percent under use '""I"". 22 percent ?nS? use of No. 2 fuel oil, 37 percent even^rejft ?f pr?panb *aa' and even greater savings under cost of electricity for water heatine cooking and space heating. JITie city has received several imdoSSSl? the rate scheduies and contract forms and they mav beaijObt.l?M ,or .tudy at 0$ ?i?I ^Pti?!L,0' the several rate bv th? ? J1 ** 8ubJect to action era. board of city commission .J,1* residential rate recommen ?3?? tor a monthly ,1-25 f?r the Am 200 cubic feet of gas consumption, ? m.S? 2 800 eublc fSt S 7400 ^S?B 10?' ^ ??t MJOO cubic feet at 11 cents per *00, and all additional gas at 9.5 <w? per 100. Monthly ^xHinlmjv 2?Z n^000 ^ "?u? toft wWfe 100.000 cubic zeet would cost 998-37. dustHaf ' commercial and In recommendation *150 mtn,nium for 200 ctiblc foet, with the next 4,800 doif f per 10?- and waling Sfntlt>r UBer? of moil c!m?? SSmSSi*?111 v.c fefet to wv6n P*r 100 cubic feet ^mmended schedule ,for 11 REVIVAL SPEAKER ? Rev. Char les R. Bixlor, of Gastonld, will conduct a series of revival servi ces beginning Sunday evening at Dixon Presbyterian church. Bixler To Lead Dixon Revival Rev. Charles R. BlxJer, pastor of Armstrong Memorial Presby. terian church In Gastonia, will be gin a week's revival at Dixon Pitesbyterian church ? beginning Sunday night at 8 o'clock. Services during the week will begin at 8:15 with Bible school classes for all age groups to be ?ul at 7 o'clock each evening. Ken Boyer, summer pastor at the church, is serving as superinten dent of the school. Rev. Bixler, son of missionary parents, was born in the State of Sergipe, Brazil, and lived in Brazil until he was 15. He attend ed Ponte Neva school In Brazil, Storty Brook Prep school in Long Island, N. ?., and was graduated from Davidson cc_'!ege and Co lumbia Theological Seminary De catur, Ga. He has served as pastor of six churches in Blountville, Tenn., four churches In Mallow and Cov ington, Va., and a church in Shar on, S. C., before accepting the call to the Gastonia church. Mr. Bixler servted as summer pastor here for Rev. P. D. Patrick in 1941-42. He Is married and the Blxlers haVe three children. Bottling Firm Sold To Moore . * ' ? ? , ? Kings Mountain Beverage Co., Inc., Kings Mountain bottling firm, has been sold to C. C. Moore, of Gastonia, it was an nounced Wednesday by R. B. Olgg. Jr., official of the firm. Mr. Grlgg ?ald the transaction was concluded Tuesday. Founded in May 1946 by R. B. Origg, Sr., R. B. Grigg, Jr., and Robert Abemathy, Kings Moun tain Beverage Company employs ?ix persona and has marketed B Ire ley's non-carbonated fruit drinks, Grapette soda, (Red Rode Cola, and other assorted - soft drinks. R. B. Grigg, Sr., has accepted a position with Pepsi -Col a Bottling Company of Gastonia, and will Join that firm soon, while R. b. Jr., expects to enter the seminary at Wake Forest college In the term opening in Septem ber. ! TWid former owner of the firirt, Thurmond IX Smith, of Kings Mountain, expects to con tinue in the employ of the new management, Mr. Grigg stated. Privilege Payments Are Reported Slow Privilege license purchases ^re sparse at City Hall during the past w?*k. Assistant Clerk Joe McDsnlel said - total purchases of the 1964 55 licenses through Wednesday nomlng touted $2,830.37, an in crease of oriy $195 daring the week, and only slightly more than half the anticipated amount of rte cetpts from this schedule. Deadline for purchase of the ^penalty Is July Ellison Child Illness Tenned Poliomyelitis Kings Mountain's first polio case at 1954 was diagnosed Wed nesday. Eric Stephen Ellison, seven yfear-old son of City Police Offi cer and Mrs. Warren Ellison, of 811 Rhodes avenue, was admitted to Kings Mountain hospital on Tuesday. Dr. John C. McGill determined yesterday that the child has spi nal poliomyelitis; The youngster was transported to the Asheville Orthopedic Hospital polio center Wednesday afternoon. Examination of the child, who had not been ill more than a day or two, showed a weakness in his back. The case was reported as nild, so far, according to Mr. Ellison. Bivens Hearing To Be August 16 Preliminary hearing for Evan Herman Bivens, of Church street, Cherryville, on eight changes of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to k'll and on a cttiarge of driving drunk, has been set for Monday afternoon, August 16, In City Recorder's court. The charges grew out of an ac cident occurring July 4, on Cher ryville road, when a 1950 Bulck four- door sedan driven t>y Biv ens went out of . control and crashed into the residence of Mrs. Bertie L. Loekrldge. Six people on porch at the time of the accident were hospitaliz ed, two of whom are still In the hospital. The eight counts of assault with a deadly weapon were brought against Sevins by the parties who sustained injuries as a result of the accident. The ninth count of driving drunk was placed against Bevins by Chief Hugh A. Logan, Jr. Chief Logan said the drunken driving Charge is a second offense. Members of the injured group have retained John J. Mahoney, Jr., of Shelby, as their prosecut ing attorney. Usher Sells To Demetriades John (The Greek) Demetriades has purchased the business known as Fisher's Corner Cafe from John Fisher, in a transac tion effective at the closte of busi ness last Saturday. Mr. Demetriades, one - time Kings Mountain cafe operator, has assumed the management and Is re-decorating the interior of thfe restaurant located at Mountain street and Piedmont avenue. Mr. Demetriades said he open ed the Sliver Dollar restaurant on G rover Road on July 22, 1944. He subsequently operated tlfe Sil ver Villa Grill here, and later operated Johnny's Diner at : Blacksburg, S. C., and the Plaza Pier at Myrtle Beach, S. C. The new owner said the firm will specialize in serving regular1 dinners, short order*, and all specialty food Items, catering bo th to individuals and groups. The building and fixtures are owned by Haywood E. Lynch. Mrs. Charles Alexander President Oi Credit Women's Breakfast Club A pre-organizatkmal meeting of the Credit Women'* Breakfast Club was held Wednesday morn ing at 7:30 at Horseshoe Grill. Twenty were present for the first onw'tintf, with 12 prospective HM|MrV,:'y ????": r"'. John H. Lewis, president of the Merchants Association, prrsldod and presented Ansel Fowler, of Winston-Salem, manager of the Fowler Furniture Company and past president of the North Car olina Merchants Association. Mr. Fowler presented a short talk on the purposes of the Credit Wo fctpV Breakfast clubs. Three members' of J* Char lotte chapter. Mrs. Ethel WLlker ?on, president, Charlotte Good man, director, and Eunice Me Cloud, vice-president, were also ? V guest speakers, along with Ed King, of the F A R Coal & Oil Company, Charlotte, one of the sponsors of the Charlotte club. Officers nominated At the pre* organizational meeting to serve in the Kings Mountain chapter of the club were Mrs. Charles Alexander, president, Mrs. Paye Neal, first vice-president, Mrs. LaFaye Meacham, second vice president, Mrs. Clyde Whets tine, secretary, and Katy Jones, trea surer. Sponsors elected to aerve in the Kings Mountain chapter were John Lewis, Mrs. Elalnle Queen, a S. Peeler, Sr., and Ron Alex ander. . ? Installation rites will be con ducted soon. ? ,*> v r? : ? 't: ? ? PLAY LEADS IN BATTLE DRAMA ? Susan Most. left, and Charles Hairs, play the leading roles In the 1954 version of "The Sword of Gideon," opening Thursday night for a 12 -performance run at Kings Mountain National Military j>ark amphitheatre. Miss Moss is cast as Sally, the mountain girl, while Mr. Hales plays Beece McDer mott, a leader of the resistance against the British. (Photo by Car lisle Studio.) ? Drama Cast Has Old, New Faces Chailes Hales, Snsan Moss Play leading Roles The 90-member cast of "The Sword of Gideon", opening Thursday night, includes "some jld, some new, some borrow ed " Many of the cast are old troup ers on the Kings Mountain Little Theatre's battle drama stage, some in the same roles, such as Dr. P. G. Padgett, again in his comic role of Billy Rover, and Meek Carpenter, again portray ing thle villainous Wliittacre. Lead roles this year have been changed, Susan Moss having gra duated *from her part of last year to the f em ile lead of Sally, the beautiful t-ut rustic heroine, and Charles Hales, borrowed from Warsaw and the University of North Carolina, playing the male lead, Reece McDermott, the mountain man who aroused the citizens to the danger of a loss to the British. Back again this year as Joe Kerr and Gil, is young Newton Neely of Rock Hill, S. C., while Charles Loveland, of Shelby, tak es the role of Col: Patrick Fergu son, the famed British comman der killed at Kings Mountain, in the battle which turned the tide of the Revolutionary War In fa vor of the struggling colonies. Mrs. Phillip G. Padgett, a past performer in the role of Widow Smith, plays Virginia,, Ferguson's mistress, with Mrs. M. A. Ware, long an important figure in the drama presentations, playing Wi dow Smith. Others in the cast include Lar Oontinued On Page Bight LIONS SPEAKER ? Jim Farth ing. of Lenoir, district solicitor and governor of Lions district 31 -B, will address members of the Kings Mountain club Tues day night. The club meets at Masonic Dining Hall at 7 o'clock. Sutherland Died Early Wednesday Chapel Richard Sutherland, 43, died at Kings Mountain hospital yestefday morning at 4 a. m. He was a resident of Bennett Drive and was an employee of Burling ton Mills. Funeral rites will be conducted Friday afternoon at 3:30 at Faith Baptist church, with Rev. Flay Payne officiating. Interment will be at Mountain View cemetery, Blacksburg, S. C. Surviving are hta wife, Mra. Eunicfe Sprouse Sutherland, tour sons, Bobby Gene, William Wal ker, and Rlcnard Sutherland, all of the home, and Holland B. Sut- ! herland, In the navy at San Diego, Calif., and two daughters, Betty Lou and Sheila Anne Sutherland, both of the home. Two brothers, H. O. Sutherland of Norfolk, Va., and Arthur Su therland of Gaffney, S. C.t and two sisters, Mrs. Geneva Ham rick of Blacksburg, S. C., and Mrs. Beatrice Bowers of Balti more, Md., also survive. Young Girl Faces Vagrancy Charge Martha Mc!u>b, 16. of E. Gold street, was arresttd Tuesday by Officers Paul Sanders and Jack Stone around 2:45 p. irf. on Se cond street, and charged by the Kings Mountain Police depart ment with vagrancy. . A fourteen year old sister of the Melton girl, also picked up at the same time, by Offlcera Sanders and Store, will be tprn ed over to the welfare depart ment r Trial has t*>pn w| tilf WXt Monday In Cttf Recorder's court. Sword Of Gideon Script Revised, Staging Speeded "The Sword of Gldeoh", fourth of the Carollnas outdoor histori cal dramas, opens for its 1954 season of a dozen performances |Thursday evening at 8:15, with the producers promising a much revised show with new costumes, improved sound and lighting, a shorter running time, and a spbe dler production throughout. Curtain time Is scheduled for 8:15 and the 90 member cast has been termed "ready" by Director Bill Trotman after six weeks of work and three nights of drfess Drama Tickets Tickets are on sale daily for "The Sword of Gideon" at the Kings Mountain Little Theatre office on East King street. Pri ces are $2 for reserved seats, $1.20 for general admission, and 60 cents for children. The ticket office moves to the Mili tary Park box office prior to oacTh evening's performance. rehearsal which lasted until the wee hours of the morning. Script changes by the author Florette Henri, New York novel ist and playwrite, Included near complete re-writlng of the narra tion, cutting of several pages of the script, and revision of other portions. New costumes, made by mem bers of the Woman's Club are be ing used by the actors and a track arrangement on the stets has eliminated delay in change overs of the sets in the 15-scene, three-act presentation at Kings Mountain National Military Park amphitheatre. The sound feffects department is presenting for the first time Its version of stereophonic sound by using three speakers in vari ous sections of the audience, de signed to give the hbarers an add ed measure of realism. Thursday night will be press night, with newspapers, radio men and others throughout the area expected to attend. Sevtral public officials from surrounding areas are also expected-to attend. Among those who have accepted opening night invitations to at tend are Chalmers Davidson, thte Davidson college professor and historian. The production is scheduled for presentation on successive Thurs day, Friday, and Saturday nights July 22 through August 14. Moose Lodge Assured Here A Moose Lodge is assured for Kings Mountain, Rocky McGiv ?rn, Moose membership official, reported yesterday. Mr, McGivern said that he has written Frank Ray, of Ashebor<v regional director for the Caro lines and Virginia, requesting a charter and an institution date for the lodge here. Temporary officers of the Kings Mountain Moose Lod,^ are Warren E. Reynolds, chairman, and J. Lee Roberts and Jack H. White, co-chairmen, the Moose of ficial reported. Meetings are now scheduled for leach Monday and Thursday evening at 7 p. m. at the Com munity Club, located on Bessemer City road across from Radio Sta tion WKMT, he said. Information about the lodge can be obtained from the chairmen. Mr. McGivern said that he ex pects a charier membership of 175-200 by the date of charter {presentation and institution and some 200 visiting Moose, includ ing dignitaries fnpm Mooseheart, Illinois, for the evert. The lodge will be the siecond chartered In Cleveland County this year. The Shelby lodge, which now numbers more than 500 members, was instituted on May 2b Tax Advertising To Start Aug. 12 Advertising of property for unpaid city taxes will beign on August 12, It was announced by Clarence E. Carpenter, tax supervisor, yesterday. Thte property on which taxes for the year have not been paid will be sold on Monday, September 13. Mr. Carpenter also noted that July 31 Is the final day for pay ing 1954 tax bills at 15 percent discount. The discount rate will drop to one percent, effective August L

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