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1 Local News
Members of the American Legion
will hold a fish fry st Ollie
\ Moore's pUee between Boiling
Springs and Gaffncy Tuesday night
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at the City hall at 5:45, and trans
portation will be available fot all
who do aot have it. Reservations
shomld be made not later than Monday
at Bridges and Hamriek.
William Plonk, retiring president
of the Kings Mountain Lions club,
and H. Tom Fulton, incoming Lion
Tamer, attended the meeting of the
8tanley club Tuesday night and
installed the officers for the forthcoming
year. The Stanley club was
sponsored by tho Kings Mountain
The Kings Mountain Kiwanis ,
club will hold an outdoor fish sun
per at the Lake Montonia picnic
grounds Thursday night at T ^
o'clock. In charge of the meeting
is the honse committee, including (
Ourney Grantham, chairman, H. Y.
Ballard, Drace Peeler, Hugh Or- (
mand, Jay .Patterson and W. K. (
63 ATTEND FEED \
Sixty-three members of the local
VFW post and War Dads organi- 1
zation attended the fish fry held 1
by the two groups at Joe's Place
near Oaatonla last Saturday night. <
Members who attended report a (
fine oating with plenty of fish an8
Mrs. Charles Moss, with this issue,
becomes the Herald corres
pondent for the Margrace eommu- ,
nity, and persons having news items
of interest should get them to Mrs.
Moss not later than Monday afternoon.
The Herald, for some time,
has been hoping to expand its news ,
coverage, and the management is
happy that Mrs. MosB has agreed
to handle the correspondence from (
UNION 8KB VICE
Bev. O. O. Lanter, now conducting
a revival service at First Baptist
church, will preach for the
regular Sunday evening union ser
vice Sunday night, also to be held
ht First Baptist church. Mr. Lanter
' has been preaching at both
morning and evening services this
week. The services have been wellattended.
SOOUT8 AT CAMP
Troop 1 Boy Ccouts are at the
Piedmont council camp at Tryon
this week. Those attending are:
Jamea Moas, Bobfy Kimmell, Jack ^
Mauney, Billy Allen. Jack Matthews,
Carl Moss, Charles Blanton,
, Jaek Barrett, Qene Roberts and
Jack Bogie, in charge of tho Troop.
ON SHORT TIME 1
J. E. Herndon, owner of Piedmont
Bug mill, said this week tliat
the mill is now operating only one
day per week, due to inability to
obtain materials, and he added that
the mill may be forced to close altogether,
unless the situation im- '
AUTO STAMP DEADLINE
Poetoffiee officials said Wednesday
that the eaje of federal auto
use tax etampc, required to be displhyed
oa antomobllee bp Sunday,
hat been alight in comparison with
the number of eara in the city. ,
Penaltiea are provided for persona
who fail to purchase the stamps.
The poatoffiee closes Saturday afternoon
at 1 o'clock.
, Ten Found Guilty
In Recorder's Court
Ten peraona were found guilty of
routiae Infraetioaa of the law in the
regular Monday morning session of
city recorder'e court before Judge O.
Lawrence Bteffstetler, Hubert Huffstetler,
Jamea Bell, A. K. Harris,
aa4 CTlifto^ "Webster were assessed
costs for public drunkenness, while
Edward O. Whit worth, Laddie Ray
Vnis* n a. -1?
11m jidpuit wkn found guilty of
efcaPgM of poodlng.
KddU Bom, found guilty of drunk
ob dpi Tin* and of drtYlng, without t
Bboboo, wn flood MO ond eooto, and I
XelUo^ Metoalf, fennd guilty of din
At Auction Sati
The property of the laie Mi<? 1.
tie Ooforth, proceeds from which are
to be need to give medical aid to ;
l>oor either free or at reduced cost,
will be eold at auction Saturday
morning at 10 o'clock.
,i rV iV'ft ij i "1 11
lota fronting Cherokee street and
four lota, three with 25-foot front*
and one slightly larger, facing 8.
Battleground avenne, will be conducted
by J. B. Davis, King* Mountain
attorney, and it is being sold under
the terms of the late Miss Ooforth's
will, which specified that the proper
ty could be sold as the executor*
deemed best, either at private sale
or by auction.
The plan is to auction the lots separately,
then offer the complete bloat
Considerable interest has been evi
denied in the forthcoming sale in loal
Dixie Home 8tores representatives,
who had previously entered a bid for
Ihe property, have again shown Interest,
as have Dr. D. M. Morrison,
of Shelby, and I. O. Patterson, Kings
Mountain oil distributor.
A. H. Pattorson is trustee, in the
ibsence' of Lt. Col. O. P. Lewis, serving
with the army dental corps over
>eas. Dr. Lewis was named executor
>f the estate.
Opinion of local business men Is
:hat the property, considered highly
valuable for business development, I
will probably attract bids of from |
112,000 to #15,000. 1
Kings Mountain Lions club officers
tor 1045-46 were installed at the
meeting of the club last Thursday
night at Mountain View house, as
42 members of the club were presen-j
ted attendance pins for perfect at- |
tendanco during an eight-month period.
Jennings Bryson, of Sylva, gover- j
nor of Lions district 31<A. installed
the officers and Lowery Austell, of
Shelby, zone manager, presented asvards
to J. O. Darracott and Carl
Mauney for five years of perfect
attendance at club meetings.
The club also heard a short ad-'
dress by former District Governor
Bill Osborne, of Bhelbv.
Holland Dixon, installed as president
of the club, succeeding Wil- ,
liam Plonw, thanked the club for its
confidence and expressed the feeling
that the club would go forward during
the incoming year "became I
know you will give fullett cooper*
Other officers installed were: Ja-1
cob Cooper, Billy Housef, and Ed-'
win Moore, first, second and third
vice-presidents, respectively; J. Q.
Darracott, re-elected secretary; Henderson
Herndon, treasurer; Tom Ful- '
ton, Lion tamer; Floyd Thornburg,
tail twister; Lawreeee Lovell, Otis
Palls and J. W. Qamble, two-year directors;
and Hanter Allen, one year
director. Holdover directors are Carl
Mauney and Tolly Bhuford.
Receiving attendance pins were:
Charles Blaloek, 0. B. Blaaten, John
Caveny, Jacob Cooper, J. G. Darracott,
H. P. Hi sen, Hubert Davidson,
C. C. Edens, B. W. Foster, Tom Fulton,
W. Lee Griee, Jimmy. Harris,
Qeorge Houser, Billy Houser, Hend
erson nernnon, Martin Harmon, Uwrenc.e
INovell, Kyle Lynch, W. K.
Mauney, Jr., Car) ?Mauney, George
Mauney, T. C. MeKee, B. D. Miller,
Paul McOinnla, Charlie Mots, Edwin
Moore, W. L. Plonk, Tom Pollock,
Lee Roberts, Charles Randall. H. L.
Ruth, Cari Ramsey, Dave Saunders.
Tolly 8huford, C. F. Stowe, Floyd
Thornborg, Charles Warliek, C. D.
Ware, flam Weir, B. T. Wright, and
O. O. Walker.
Financial statement presented by
the clnb treasurer showed that the
club had enjoyed a profitable year,
and a summary of the elub's astlrlties
showed no leee than 48 principat
Highlights of the elab's work included
the suceeeafnl sponsorship of
two horse shows, the sponsorship of
a new and fast-growing Lions elab
at Stanley, the presentation on Easter
of flowerg to wires or families of
service men killed, holding of the
annual Farmen' night and Ladies'
night programs, and aetire nartielna
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tion in the Kings Mountain eolleeton
The club alto carried oat the baste
Lions service prlgraa in aiding the
Measbership shewed a net gain at
y *JMpm&MI mted*2
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KiNOb MOON. M t). 1
ty To Be Sold
:s beven Lots
| With The 100th Divitiva Of The
Seventh Army, Germany. ? Former
! THgb. William M. Rnvliib. 379th in
| fantry, 100 Watterson street, Kings
I Mountain, N. C., has been commie
rioned a second lieutenant and re
eeived an oak leaf cluster in lieu of
a second bronze star in ceremonies
held since V-E Day when a total of
41 awards were made to Carolina
men of the division.
The CWTury Division received it*
first rest after seven months of continuous
front line fighting when the
unconditional surrender of Germany
Its string of battles ou the western
front includes the cracking of tie
German winter defensive line in tinlower
Vosges Mountains near Raon
I'Etape, France, last November:
storming and capturing the huge
] French fortress town of Bitche o-;
the Maginot Line for the first time
and the citadel has ever fallen to
an attacking force in its 200-year
?uu vuc aosnuiv UI
three German divisions ? including
the veteran 17th 88 Division ? during
the New Years Eve Nazi counter
offensive on the Seventh Army front:
assisting in clearing the huge Saar(Cont'd
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i Active Year
Series of Advertisements
To Support Church-Ooing
The Herald plana to present next I
week the first in a series of special
advertisements in support of the
I current city-wide go-to-church cam1
1 The layouts were chosen only after
investigation of several different
series of the type, and the
special series is by far the best of
this type we have seen.
Business flrmg will sponsor the
1 series and the Herald will make
every effort to contact all firms |
in the city and suburban areas dur- j
tng the week end and early next !
1,162 Attend |
A total of 1,162 persons attended
morning services in nine Kings Moun
tain churches Sunday 'morning, indicating
an increase over the previous
week, when 1,182 attended services
at 10 churches. Reports from only
nine churches were received this
Attendance at morning services
showed increases at all reporting
i churches except the ARP, which ha 1
la drop of five, and at St. Paul's Me*
thodlst (colored), whioh has services
I on alternate Sundays.
| Following are the attendance fig
I ures: ARP?church school, 126, mornI
ing service, 108.
| Central Methodist ? church school
| 145, morning service, 142.
I First Bantist ? ohurch >*'>
morning service, 243, night (union)
Grace Methodist ? church school.
189, morning service, 73, night, 75.
prayer meeting, 12.
! Macedonia Baptist ? church school
(173, morning service, 144. night
service, 164, prayer meeting, 54.
Second Baptist ? church school,
195, morning service, 147, night, 93,,
prayer meeting, 35.
St. Matthew a Lutheran? church
school, 204, mogning service, 213.
Wesleyan Methodist ? church
gehool, 182, morning service, 75,
flight, 62, prayer meeting 31.
St. Paul Methodist?church school
14, morning service, 16, night, 11.
.Plonk School Stimmer
Term Begins Monday
The list summer session of the
Plonk School of Creative Arts at
Aahevllle will open Monday with
registration of students, and with
fait elaae tchedalee to begin the fol
The eeaeion will be for eix week*,
eoatinoiag throngh Aogoat IS.
Jflaa Lava Plonk la director of
iha aehoot, while Miaa Lillian Plonk
t -1. ?
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KU1SDAT, JUMB 88, 1&45
City To Observe
Firms Will Close
Kings Mountain, which as other
southern cities, saves its fire-crack
era until Christmas and New Year,
will celebrate Jul,v 4, American Independence
l>ay, quietly, according to
Almost all merchants anil other
business firms, includiug the First
National Bank and financial inntitu
hods will be closed all day on Wednesday.
There was some lute-rest in
closing two days, Mrs. Lyowood Parton,
Merchauts association secretarystated,
but a petition to that effect,
circulated Tuesday, failed to find e
nough backers, and the association
is recommending that only July 4 be
observed as a holiday.
The Grand Ole Opry will show here
the night of July Fourth.
Horse shows are scheduled at North
Wilkosboro, under sponsorship of
the North Wilkesboro Lions club,
and at Darlington, M. C., and it is ex
posted that a number of Kings Moun
tain persons will pool their A-gas cou
pons and attend these shows. ' How
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v.?i, mvsi i\>ii|[9 .uoumaiu horsemen
report that the sun has been
heating down too much and that they
will not enter their horses.
Though some manufacturing companies
will^ be idle on Wednesday,
others expect to continue production
on the customary full week, since
textile production i8 still listed as
critical on the production schedule.
Though a few people may be able
to slip off to the mountains or to
beaches, most persons say they wilt
take their holiday close to home.
Lake Montonia will probably do a
thriving business, and there will
probably be considerable fishing.
Requests Granted j
General wage increases of five 1
cents an hour became effective at
Ilonnie Mills, Sadie Mills, and Kings
Mountain Manufacturing companv
Mondav, foeaning that employees of
thee three industrial plants will recei\e
aggregate wage increases of
approximately $.10,000 nnmmlK
? .. , Vlowing
granting of' permission liv
WLB for the companies to increase
The WI.B actions, notification of
which was received thi9 week, follows
permissions granted five other
Kings Mountain companies for wage
Sadie Mill officials estimated that
the increase would mean a $15,000 ad
ditional payroll to their employees,
while the increase is expected to add
12,000 annually to the pay of em- j
plovees of Bonnie Mill and Kings
Mountain Manufacturing company.
When Padgett 1
'Captain Philip O. Padgett, Kinga j
Mountain doctor now home on sick
leave from Harmon General hospital,
Longview, Texas, went through five
major engagements with many narrow
escapes?and came home for another.
Thp arm v wo? afon/Hw*
? ? ? ?^ w.. .vw> " ho n.vuviiug vu
the railroad track waiting to cross
iuntil a train pulled out. Busy talking
with a friend, Capt. Padgett and
his friend failed to notice an approaching
train until it was almost
too late. Ther got off the track with
seconds to spare. This took place last
| Capt. Padgett, a veteran of 25
months service in Africa, Italy and
France, had a full share of narrow
escapes in the more than two year*
he spent overseas.
In one of them, for which he was |
awarded the Silver Star, he and his
unit was cut off from American
forces for three days, ate rations and
drank water removed from packs of
casualties, and lived the final day
without water?until advancing A
merican troops rejoined them.
The action took place in Italy,
when a battalion infiltrated the Hast
positions north of Viletrf. The Nads
didn't know it nntil it was too late,
and the work of this unit touched
off the breakthrough which led to the
march on, and capture of, Rome.
The medical unit was cut off after
the fighting elements of the battalion
moved forward, and, for these
three days, the medical unit was
listed as captured.
Gaptain Padgett holds battla stars
I tot tM JNApiet-rogjpa engagement,
the Bome-Arno engagement, the in-'
of Bonthtn the Bat
Total Of 1,3
Here For Ht
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KILLED IN CBA8H ? Sgt. James
P. McGlll, 32, well-known Kings
Mountain man, was killed in line of
duty on May 23, when tbe plane in
which he was being transferred from
one evacuation hospital to another
crashed near Montefontalne, France.
This information was received from
the adjutant general last week. Sgt.
McOill had been overseas' since August
1944. The letter confirming his
death promised a further letter from
his chaplain or unit commander.
Staff-Sergeant J. B. Ellis, Jr., of
Grover, son of J. B. Ellis, and the
late Mrs. Ellis, and a nephew of Mrs.
M. L. Plonk of Kings Mountain, was
killed in Scotland on June 12, according
to a war department me*
sage received by his father last Frtday.
He was killed in a plane crash near
Gairlooh, Scotland, while enroute
S Sgt. Ellis,, n graduate of Grover
high school. Mar* Tl'll college end
the University of North Carolina, en
torr?rl the air corps in August of 1042
.md wa? a radio-operator on a glider
towing *" 4". Ife was a veteran o*
the initial assaults on Sicily and Italy
and was holder of the air medal and
one oak leaf cluster and of the Pre?
identinl citation. He had I eet? -n
England since Y E day and had writ
ten his father he expected to he
home anv dav and would wire whet
he reached the States. The wire
which his father thought would tefl
him of his son's home-coming told o'
his death ihstead.
S-Sgt. Ellis is survived by his father,
his step-mother and a step-sister,
all of Orover.
5 Fail To End
More Persons Return
Canning Sugar Coupons
Fourteen mora paraosa? have responded
tO UMll oV th? 1n?>l
war price end rationing board to return
portions of their canning anger
allotments, in order that the
available supply may be more fairly
distributed, according to an announcement
by Mrs. Nell Thomson,
Returning sugar were: Reola
Turner, R-l, Grover, Minnie Heavener,
Lackey ?tTeet, W. G. Clark
Grover, Mrs. J. B. Be'l, Orover,
,Oarl F. Mauney, 615 E. King St.,
William L. Plonk, 409 Battleground
are., Mrs. J. D. Shaw, 205
E. King St., Dora Dawkins, O. Travis
Wright, Route 3, Arthur W.
Huffstetler, Route 3, Mrs. Chas. M.
Hardin, Route 1, Grover, Mrs. Holland
Horn, Route 3, T. 3. Goforth
Orover, Mrs. P. E. McTheney,
tie for Oermany and for Central
Yet, a*a medic, he never carried
a gun. Even so, his service with front
... .. ...
line Troops won mm and his men the
combat infantryman's badge. which,
however, the war department decided
to replace with n special decoration,
since it felt the combat badge
would not look well in the light of
international law prohibiting mediae!
men from carrying weapons.
The Oerman medics, Captain Pad
gett says, ware frequently captured
with weapons ? they explaining that
they had to carry them aa protection
(Cont'd on ne~e three)
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1 H Pa?es I
^ v Today I
Registrations for the July 7 special
hoiiil election, in which Cleveland
county voters will approve or disj
approve a $400,000 hospital building
| and expansion program, soared to
| 1.336 on the final registration day
The registrars did booming business
all day, with the final figure
one of the largest ever recorded hero
lor special elections.
Registrations in West Kings Moun
tain pre< iuct totaled 755, while registrations
in Rust Kings Mountain precinct
totaled usl, according to I. Ben
Uoforth and Mrs. J'. L). Herndon,
Saturday will be challenge day,
with the voting to take nlace the
Much interest has been evidenced
in the election, and local observers
are predicting a large vote in favor
of the proposals?which include the
building of a 50-bed hospital in
Kings Mountain and the remodeling
and enlarging of the Shelby hospital.
County Attorney Henry B. Edwards,
of Shelby, and J. R. Davis,
Kings Mountain lawyer, spoke to
members of the Kiwanis club at their
meeting last Thursday night, endorsing
Mr. Edwards explained the organizational
set-up for tho Hospitals,
explaining that the hospitals would
be governed by a 15-member board
of trustees, with three trustees to be
residents of No. 4 (Kings Mountain)
township, three from No. 6 (Shelby)
township, with the remaining members
to be appointed from the other
I iiilie xownsnips. All of the trustees
| are to serve staggered terms ami no
j trustee cau succeed himself.
Stating confidence that the bond
issues could be sold at a low interest
rate, Mr. Edwards estimated that the
tax levy increase for the hospital
program would be between eight and
Iten cents per *biii valuation.
Failure to vote in the election will
(Constitute a vote against the proposals.
as the election Is "ngainst tlio
i Postal Rules Effect
The Herald calls the attention
of parents, wives, or other relatives
of servicemen, partlcu'arly of those
in the navy, to postal regulations con
cernlng the mailing of newspapers to
Effective July 1, second class mall
(newspapers, etc., cannot be sent to
navy personnel with FPO addresses
unless a specific request from that
serviceman has been received and le
presented to the newspaper or other
periodical when a subscription Is ts
Exception to this rale la that unexpired
subscriptions will be continued
through the expiration dates.
The aame rule has long applied to
second class mall addressed to arm?
personnel overseas (AFO addresses.)
In accordance with these rules,
and In ?n especial effort to see that
ail service men who want each
week's Her&ld receive them, the Herald
is publishing today the names of
'of 114 service men whose subscriptions
have either already expired, or
will expire by July 1.
The policy of the Herald is not to
| send subscription notices to men In
i service, and notices have been mall|
ed to relatives of service men In cai
see where ths relatives and their
proper addresses are known.
Following are the 114 service men
whose subscriptions have, or will
i soon, expire. Publication of the names
Is the only means the Herald has
of notifying the relatives and the
Herald requests the cooperation of
Pvt. William T. Adams, Pfc. James
J. Alexander, T-6 James D. Allen,
Pvt. Kalph O. Arrowood, Pvt. John B.
Barber, Sgt. James P. Barret, Pvt.
Horace I*. Bell. Pvt. Rufus J. Bell,
Pfc. Michael W. Bell, Pvt. Jack H.
"TJennett, Pfc. Leonard O. Bennett,
I Bit O?of|? o. Blalock, 82c Haraafc
W. Blalock, Pfe. Howard Bolt; Pfc.
Kobart A. Brldcaa, . Floyd . Brldcaa,
Op?. OSyda J. Brldcaa, Pat Fraak
Brldcaa, Pfc. Wtlllani P. Btuacard- ,' 'A
nor, OyL Bwvjaaafn T. OaldwaO, JTrl
Joka H. Oa'dwaU, Edward O. Paif
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