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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, December 02, 1954, Image 1

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.V / v Established 1889 Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, December 2, 1954 Sixty-Fourth Year Pages Today PRICE FIVE CENTS local News Bulletins LEGION MEETING Begular monthly meeting of Post 155, the American Legion *rfil be held at the (Legion Hall Friday at 8 p. m. Plans for Christmas will toe an; v need, Commander James .Bennett ? said. ACCEPTS POSITION Mrs. Juanlta Falls has re cently accepted a position as tile clerk with the Kings Moun tain Police department, Mrs. Falls is the wife of Carl Falls taxi operator for Burton Cob Co. They reside at 204 E. King street. TOTS Broken toys, which will be mended and distributed Christ mas to children of needy fam ilies, are stilt toeing collected toy Kings Mountain Police de partment. Chief Hugh A. (Lo gan, Jr., sa'd persons wishing to contribute may' do so toy cab ling 254. METEB RECEIPTS Net receipts from city's park ing meters for week ending Wednesday at noon were (128.92 according to Miss Grace Carpenter, of city clerk's office. MBS. MAUNEY BETTER Mrs. S.' A. Mauney, twho has been confined to her home sin ce November 24, due to illness, -Ml nmRM Wednesday by hap daughter Mis, B. n. Barn ?Sr*o toe Improving satlsfacto* ATTENDS MEETING T3i. D. f? Hord, Jr., attended the ' North Carolina Alumni Chapter PSI Omega Dental Fra ternity, in session at the Uni versity of North Carolina, Sha pel Hill during the weekend. He was elected Junior Grand Master of the fraternity for the coming year. ELECTED Fred W. Plonk was named ' vice president of the Cleveland County chapter of North Caro Una State College alumni at a meeting of the group in Shel by last week. Howard Clapp, county agent, was elected president of the organization and W. H. Brown of Shelby, was named secretary-treasur er. f. ;,u' ?(?&?: ' ? ? ? ' ii ? ? . ? 0 . FOOTBALL BANQUET . Annual Lions Club banquet honoring the Kings Mountain bigh school football team will be held at Masonic Hall Tues datftOQQetntaar 14 confcrarary to announcement last week 11st , ing the date as Dec. 1& Coach & C. Duggina, ct ASftC, vfatar ' In the Bur ley Bo\yl game Thanksgiving day, will be the principal speakers : 1 SUPPER A chicken pie supper and bar eaar will toe held at CI Bthel clubhouse Saturday, December 4, from 5:30 until 8 o'clock p. 1 m. The supper la sponsored by the Woman's Society of Chris tian Service of the El Bethel Methodist ebtaOi. ' iyr .. I BUILDING PEBMITS Hullrlinj; In-'iH-. U>T J. W. Web star Issued a building permit . jfc y. M'iJann-lH to erect a residence on liargaret street. The permit was issued .at an estimated cost of $3,500. KIWANIS MEETBlB;: - , Mrs. Mary fiurns Parker, Cle veland county welfare super urtaBdent, will address mem bers of the Kings Mountain BManls club at their Thurs day night meetifcg, Masonic Dining Hall, at 6:45. . I. C. Lackey C&fedlf 111 ' 1' . . . ; M-: ; ? I The condition of J. C. Lackey, who became seriously ill last Fri day, Wa? termed crltfetfT'by Dr. J. fc. Anthony Wednesday. Mr. Lackey, vice-president and former secretary ? treasurer of Kings Mountain Building and Loan association, was taken home by ambulance from the building and loan office last Frt day. He ?M hospitalized Mon ?*< ? POLIO FUND DRIVE LEADERS ? Ben H. Bridges. J r~ left and W. J. Fuikerson. right, hare been named co-chairmen of the 195S March of Dimes fund campaign for the National Fountation for Infantile Pferalysis. it was announced this week. Mr. Bridges will direct the general appeal, while Mr. Fuikerson will be in charge of the indus trial division of the campaign. Schools Surplus iVy> ??h'> Put At $933,968 Audit Report On Local Funds Is Published Audit of Kings Mountain dis trict school funds for 190344 by Robert H. Coolie, Shelby #ubjic accountant, showed the dis trtcfs surplus at June 30 at $933, 868.05, including its several school plants which arte listed in value at $825300. Summary of the detailed audit report is published in today's is sue of the Herald, and copy of the audit is on file at the office of Superintendent B. N. Barnes and at the Herald. Auditor Cooke notfed that the county treasurer owed the Kings Mountain school district a total of $11,231.46, part from the cur rent expense per capita account ($5,106.18) and part from the cap. ital outlay per capita account ($6,125.28), but said the city dis trict had been overpaid $12.97 by the treasurer from the district tax supplement and $5.49 by the county superintendent on the debt service per capita account. He noted that these figures do not appear in thte assets - liabilities report Mr. Cooke also praised the school superintendent for his re cord - keeping as follows: "The records in the office of the super intendent arts well kept and in commendable condition. It isevi* dent that iauch. diligence is given to th* proper distribution and ciasBillcatloH'of disbursements." Tttr report shows . that the ?Aools maintain lit hiifcikHiu SSSf XWSJ deemed adequate, and reported the total bonded indebtedness of the district at $12,000. At the end of the year Junto 30, the district schools showed the following cash balances: current expense fund, $23,906.95; capital outlay fund $42,706.27; debt ser vice futid, $2?73.42; current funds, $69,4Su64; special bond '?<N?W|$51.181.41i; HECBTfTS-SPZftbiiiC; During i<>r>3.r>4 Bhs Moun tain city administrative unit re ceived in local funds $233,00959, Including the $137,957.47 balance carried over from fHMoot fiscal year. Major portion of the actual receipts of $85,112.12 cams from tax sources, $33,70234 from county tax for school purposes, another $19,319.31 from the spe cial district tax, and %tmm from bond monies. Churchi .- sup- ! plied $4,241.53 for the school Bible tanrhWup ttregnm while school lunch program supplement wuWMTi, '"<? spent a of $102,40154, Major expenditures included $37,117.06 for instrue- 1 tlonal salaries and more than I $37,000 for purchase of sites and l improvements to existing build' ings. Maintenance ?t planis $14,744.51, and debt service coat $5^8750, activities accouhtb |J|Mfal tMpife jMMpl activities accounts Mowed actual receipts of $41306.49 against Income of $41,831.78, and with a yearand balance due to a prior year simWM^Jjtat ^football ^receipts ELECTED ? Dr. D. T. Hord, Jr., Kings Mountain dentist was e lected junior grand master of the North Carolina chapter of Pst Omega dental fraternity at the annual convention at Chapel Hill last Saturday. Dr. Hord at tended the meeting. Gas Line Walk Said On Schedule Construction ot the city's na tural gas distribution system is going well and virtually on sche dule, Public Works Superinten dent SL-C. Nicholson said Wed nesday.'- _ .-f;; Currently, the gas system con traction firm is completing work on the transmission line from York Road cut-in point and is also preparing for testing installations already completed in the "first section", which includes lints from Battleground avenue east, in the southeast sector of the dty. Mr. Nicholson said the city ex pects to be ready to accept gas from the Transcontlnal Pipeline by January 15, as required in the Federal Power Commission order granting the city a natural gas allotment Albert Hamrick Funeial Bites Held On Friday Funeral rites for Albert Ham rick, 83, promlnergt retired farm er, were held last Friday after noon at 2:30 at Patterson Grove Baptist church, with interment following in the church cemetery. Mr. Hamrick. a native of Cleve land county, died at his home at 6 o'clock Thanksgiving morning. He had been in declining health for six * years. He was a son of the late Elphus and Mary Car penter Hamrick. Mr. Hamrick was known to stev eral generations of Kings Moun tain citizens as the genial host of Hamrick Springs, as his home was known, a popular picnicking ground for many years for church aftd other groups. Mr. Hamrick is survived by his wife, the former Amanda Hen drick, two sons, Tom Hamri9k and Sam Hamrick, both of Kings Mountain; four daughters, Mrs. Paul Cuberson, of Tryon, Mrs. B. G, Wood, Kannapolis, Mrs. Lamar Cline, Waco, and Mrs. Bob Byrd. Brevard; a brother, Clteophus Hamrick, Kings Mountain; a sis ter, Mrs. W. B. MvSwain, Lan drum, S. C.; and a half-sister, Mrs. J. C. Cabiness, of Lattimore. Eight grandchildren also survive. The body lay in state at the church for an hour prior to the final rites, which were conducted by Rev. J. J. Thomburg, the pas tor, and Rev. John Suttle. Mr. Hamrick was a member of the Patterson Grove church. Active pallbearers were David Hamrick, Ben Hamrick, H. C. Cabiness, Defay Costner, Hal Hendrick, and C. S. Hendrick. .Honorary pallbearers wtere Wri^ht J S. War?,'fTa?* Ware, W. A. Wtt liama, L M. Allen. Sr.. and J. Bun Patterson. Lovelace Bites Held Wednesday Funeral rites for Mrs. Martha Bell Lovelace, 74, were conducted Wednesday at 3 p. m., from Oak Grove Baptist church, interment following in the church cemetery. Rev. Hoyle B. Alexander and Rev. C. C. Crowe officiated. Mrs. Lovelace died Tuesday morning ,at 1:45 a. m. at her home on route one after an ill ness of three weeks. A native of Cleveland county, she was the widow of Monroe Lovelace and a daughter of the late Jonas and Nita Camp Bell. She was a mem ber of Oak Grove Baptist church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Will Watterson and Mrs. Frank C. Ware, both of Kings Mountain, a foster son, Culp Ford, Shelby, five brothers, t>. A. Bell, L?e Bell, Dick Bell, and Sam Bell, ail of Kings Mountain, and T. R. ^ell, of Shelby, and two sisters. Mrs. ESam McSwain and Mrs, William Wright, both of Kings Mountain. Thirteen grandchildren and ten great - -grandchildren also survive. GRADUATED Johnnie Littlejohn, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Littlejohn, was graduated from King's Busi ness College, Charlotte, on No vember 17, after completing a course in Junior accounting. He is continuing his study at the business school in senior accounting. , mm'm KINGS MOUNTAIN PARADE ENTRANT ? L. A. Love, of Charlotte, will rid? his white horse. Sir Charles Allen. Jr.. In next Wednesday's Christmas opening parade here. Merchants association offi - clals report a record entry, list in the parade, j which formally opens the Christmas shopping season here. Mr. Love is vice-president and gen- I eral manager of Queen City Coach Company. Yule Glub Checks Totaled $40,400 Bank Mailed Checks Tnesday To 53S Members First. National Bank mailed 1954 Christmas Club checks tor tallng $40,400 to 543 members Tuesday, and concurrently an nounced opening of Its 1955 Christmas Savings Club with pre dictions that total membership, as well as volume of savings, would increase considerably in the coming year. ? The checks for 1954 were dated December 1. Tne payments this week mark ed completion of the fourth con secutive Christmas club 'and marked thfe fourth consecutive year that total payments had in creased. President Frank R. Summers gave these figures for the prior three years: 1951 payments, $6, 215; 1952 payments, $21,495; 1953 payments, $34,255. Thte 1955 club officially opens Monday, but applications for membership and first payments piMKalready being aeoepted. As indications of increased par ticipation in the 1955 club. Presi dent Summers noted that 60 em ployees of Mauney Hosiery Com pany completed 1954 member ships in full. Already, he said, 109 hive joined the new club, "Includ ing virtually all the 1954 mem bers. Mr. Summers said he had talk ed with a numbter of members of the 1954 club recently and the frequent remark is, "If I hadn't belonged to the club I would not have had this money ready for Christmas." He said a great amount of the total of $40,400 will go Into the stream of commerce for Christ mas gifts, but that some members are using the. club savings for other purposes. One member said his Christmas club check would complete his home mortgage pay ments, while another said his check would clear a number of open accounts at various firms, Mr. Summers reported. "We invite ill citizens to Join H|f ior>r> Christmas Club now opening," Mr. Summers Said. "The principal purpose U to en courage regular savings fo give the members ample Christmas shopping ruf.fi,; ? tfMplan, a member a grees to pay from 50 cents to five dollars weekly Into the club for a 50- week period. ^ Firemen were called Saturday night around 6:05 to the home 9t A. P. Martin to ?ctincuish an oil stove blaze, Ted "Gamble, fireman, reported. On Monday around 10:30 a. m. on Y?ffc road, Mr. Gamble reported, fire men extinguished a blaze oc curring in a Ford tractor. ^ :i ?? , ? Merchants Are Open All Day Wednesdays Kings Mountain merchants ' are now open on a full six-day week schedule, which they will continue through the Christ mas shopping season. The city's retailers suspend annually their Wednesday af ternoon half . holidays from Thanksgiving to Christmas to accommodate Christmas shop pers. The retailers will resume their half - holidays on Decem ber 29. Chief Hugh A. Logan, Jr., reminded motorists that the city parking meters will be. checked for over - parking by the meter officer on Wednesday afternoons, until merchants re sume Wednesday afternoon closings. .? Hoggins Addressed First Baptist Group Dr. M. A. Huggins, Executive secretary of the North Carolina Baptist Convention, was the speaker at the regular Wednes day worship service at First Bap tist churcfy. ?The speaker spoke on the "Nine Year Program of the North Caro lina Baptist convention". Wednesday night was the first time the state executive had visit ed the Kings Mountain church. Board To Meet Thursday Night Thle city boaid of commission ers will convene at 8 o'clock Thursday night at .City Hall for the regular monthly meeting. City Clerk Joe Hendrick said Wednesday the agenda was brief, with only a few items listed for consideration. Among them are discussion on conversion of the city's coal-fired boiler for use of natural gas. Rains Alleviate Watei Shortage Last weekend's steady and sometimes heavy i*ains material, ly alleviated Kings Mountain's water shortage. . However, the city is still cau tious and is pumping the Gold Mine shaft to the extent of its now-low supply, E. C. Nicholson, superintendent of public works, said Wednesday. The Gold Mine shaft was pumped dry several weeks ago and since that time has furnished water for the city only on alternate days. Mr. Nicholson said that this pumpage would be continued until more rain arrive. The city has stopped pumping from the new auxiliary reservoir on Davidson Creek, ; and water level of the reservoir is going up by approximately four inches per day. Mr. Nicholson continued. Meantime, with the rains and auxiliary pumpage plus lower consumption of water, the York Koad reservoir level Is up by 18 inches. Streams serving this source which dried completely during the long drought are now flowing again. Lennon Assumes Duties At Bank Richard S. Lennon assumed his new duties as vice-president and cashier of First National Bank Wednesday morning.. Tha Mullins, S. C? banker has moved Into the residence at 108 East Ridge street, formerly oc cupied by his predecessor, L. E. Abbott, and his family will join him here within a few weeks. Mr. Lennon comes to Kings Mountain after more than two decades of banking" service, the past ten years at the Bank of Mullins and the prior 11 years at the Bank of Rowland, North Car olina. He was cashier of the Mul lins institution when he resigned to sucdeed Mr. Abbott here. He has been active in civic af fairs and In the activities of the South Carolina Bankert astfocia tl6n. He is a Presbyterian. Mr. Abbott left Kings Moun tain October 15 to become an of ficer of the Bank of Gaffney, S, C. Kings Mountain City Directory Now In Sight, Optimist President Says Prospects are good that the Op tlml?t Club effort to obtain pub lication of a Greater Kings Moun tain city directory win be success ful, President Neal Grlssom re ported this week. Mr. Grlssom said Kings Moun tain Industrial and business firms have contracted for advertising tn the directory to a sum ef $1,700 against a minimum requirement of . $2,500. He said he hoped to complete the advertising sales work this weektend. Census work ( on obtaining the information for the directory, which will list alphabetical^ every individual and business firm In the Kings Mountain area, a numerical telephone guide, an alphabetical strctet guide, a buy er's guide and a classified busi ness directory, is scheduled to be gin in January with delivery of the directories to follow next spring. Directories will sell for $25. "The Optimist Club has been highly gratified at the response to appeal for support of the Grea ter Kings Mountain city direc tory," Mr. Grlssom said. "Many have commented on the need for a directory which should prove an advantage to many different types of business. We feci that our goal is in sight and expect to complete this phase of the work this weekend." ? ; . v Bands, Queens. Floats, Santa Parade Features Sar.ta Claus cornc* to town for a public appearance next Wed nesday afternoon, and record crowds arc expected In Klnps Mountain for a record-size Christ mas opening parade sponsored by the Kings Mountain Merchants as soclation in cooperation with nu merous other civic, industrial, and church groups. Sam Collins and Fred Plonk, in ' charge of the parade details, an nounced yesterday that more than 20 units are already entered |n the parade, with many more ex pected. The parade will begin at '1:30. Five high school bands and nu merous floats have been entered. The bands include Kings Moun tain, ChCrryviile, Shelby, Gas- . tonla and Dallas high schools, Line Oi March Following is the line of march for next Wednesday's Christmas. parade, beginning at 4:30 p. m., after forming on West Gold street: Gold street to Railroad avenue, north on Railroad avenue to King street, cross overhead bridge and east to Piedmont avenue then south on Piedmont to Mountain street, west on Mountain to Battleground avenue, and south on Battleground to Gold street dispersal point. while floats listed on the parade line-up include those of Queen City Coach Company, winner of the Carolinas Carrousel competi tion, Lance, Inc., "Grrfckei? Ex press", Sunrise Dairy, Coca-Cola, Burlington Mills and Mauney | Mills. , In addition to the Mer chants association's Santa Claus float. Other units of the parade will feature high school queens from Kings Mountain, Bessemer City. Bethware, Grover and Waco, units of the Kings Mountain Na tional Guard company, units of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scout organizations, church musical groups, and Davidson school. Lon Love, general manager of Queen City Coach Company, will appear in cowboy attire on his white stallion, and a double-deck Queen City bus will also be in the parade. City electricians are completing this week the annual job of hang ing Christmas lights in the busi ness district, and the Merchants association is also planning erec tion of its newly - purchased na tivity scene, scheduled for display on the lawn of Jacob S. Mauney Memorial Library. Miss Lindsay Contest Winner * " 7 ' ? " ? . ' " * . i Lavonne Lindsay, Kings Moun> tain high school junior, was de clared winner of the Junior Chamber of Commerce Voice of Democracy contest held Tuesday morning at Central school. Miss Lindsay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Lindsay, of W. Gold street, will receive the Voice of Democracy medal and a cash award of ten dollars. A recording of her winning speech will be sent in to the state chairman of the Jaycee contest for determin ing the North Carolina winner, who will compete In January for national honors and prizes. Other contestants Tuesday were Mike Houser, Carolyn Brown, Donald Hord and Nick Smith. Contest judges were Mrs. M. A. Ware, Rev, Phil Shore and John L*wis. Faculty advisors were Miss Helen Logan and Douglas Swink.' Miss Lindsay's winning speech was a clever analogy of the ideo logies of freedom versus commu nism delivered in terms of a foot ball game. It will be broadcast at a later date over Radio Station WKMT. Contest judges agreed that It was a very close contest and a difficult decision to pick a win ner. "All five students did an ex cellent Job," they said. JAYCEES G. A. Munson general man ager of Lithium Corp. of Amer ica's Bessemer City plant, is scheduled io speak to the Ju nior Chamber of Commerce at Its regular meeting at Maso nic Hall Tuesday night at 7 p. m. In continuance of the club's "local industry" pro gram series, President Wilson Griffin has announced. Offici als of Foote Mineral Co. pre sented the program On Novem ber 16. -

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