j^ffi' ft ^i iUr,iraii ?i>a)iij*tj^hi?;ff(?i ?> >p^Sfp^p;
ps'-- ^^^*5?wnmmv& BOIA
j.v, FaUkin from W?Bti Sign Company,
of Charlotte, wont to _trork
last weak oa the took of painting
the names of King;- Mountain service
men' on the honor roli board
r on Mountain street. Completion of
the work, Which . was begun some
time ago, will bring to date the
service honor rod, with ran alphabetical
listing of service men. Benovation
of the board is a joint pro
jeci ox tne city ana l^iont ciud.
t lions pboonam
a Henry Dougherty, Charlotte Ob'
server staff member, will be the
speaker at the regular meeting of
^ ' the Kings Mountain Lions club * at
- Mountain View hotel Thursday
night at 7:30. Mr. Dougherty, for
many years associated with maga?
' - sines and newspapers published in
? \ ? the Near East, was at Pearl HarSVlv
bor when the Japanese attacked
on December 7, 1ML.
Sgt. James E. Amos is home on
Yf furlough from Daytona Beach, Fla.
gf. Sgt. Ames, who was wounded is
fe .:> smtioa in- Europe, arrived in , the
United States on June tt, at* Bos
ton, Mass^ was transferred to
; J Moore General hospital, Swanna?T',
- t' noa, and was. then sent to Daytona
^ Beach, for further treatment.
ft.. ' xjobmsb taxb8
W -' -y 8. A. Crouse; eity clerk, remtntl
V owuon ox dubiooh xirnu boo|'
S . ject to city privilege licenses, that
jK>-'" k these taxes were ffue"TRi - July 1,.
and that a penalty of five percent
| -will be imposed on persons who do
BjJ * not purchase the licenses by the
>/, .? <end of the month. }
wT ' ' ' f
K f ' PAOB DISOHABOIO '
$ ' Sgt. Jitn Page, ofjl&gs Mountain,
has received an .honorable
fcV discharge from the. amy, following
Ills return to the* United States
K- 3ast week- Sgt. Page, in service
Srusry 1941, had been overI'
f\ j - KTWAlflS PBOORAM
3 The Kings Mountain ' Kiwanls
ti> 4 club will hold its regular meeting
v * > at the Woman's Clnh Thnrmdam.
jg'jvl night mt 7 o'clock. No formal proM
(run has been imngtd, bat tho
:',?v ^ mooting following tho dinner will
E# ;3| > he devoted to elab committer mootInge
with n view to completing the
- 'x ?lub's program of aeUvitiee for
"/v i *ho current year. . ? ^
P?.'- MOON'S UNIT v
I,-J : The 13th AAF's ?'Bomtttf,> BaTon,"
B-24 Liberator 'groups &?'ft
.f'3 which Pvt. Oeorge O. Moon.; Jr., of
*?:'$ Kings Mountain is a melnbfc.-'hsii
4 received two Distinguished" Unit d'"
V Nations for its work in nttack&g tho
i .1 Japanese on Woleai Ielgnd id '^jtW.-J
' | Carolines and on Balikpapan,' BornSf'v*
. sa Tho group has .partlcloatedfl,!*.;
VW. 10 major campaigns. Pvt.
I ' dhe eon of O. O. Moon, Br* who
I .lives at tho Sadie Mill. x
WHTTLKT ZN STATUS > ? ;
9 81-e Paul Whitley, ^oe at Mr.
Tll'V-Sr' n m w ? www on ia% * as W?
, X rana.mi*. wmuey, xu* uncg?.?
t Twy rtmt, ii MCTT in tk? United
s||3f (State* after 19 month* ia tha
|-J: L' BOmfAL BOASD
Qm' ' Tha King* Mountain . repraaen^nboar*
m #*#0.^ --?. x;:j
Kin#* Mountai* bwrinea* man and
I .^v. \* i. > >, x^S^HSIrV . - v.?
*' ' i .'
/'.- -/i ' ? N * \ . : ,'/? *,? V v'3* .. ' y ? ..
T^^T?T^Tr"T' ? - v ^. w*y>;* 1 -i',,>?
' > - i_
a . n n ?..
Thers an. now approximately 280
discharged veterans of World War
II fa the Kings Mountain area, ac
cording to information supplied Wed
nesday by Miss Naomi Kdens; clerk
to the Kings Mountain selective service
board which covers drover and
Waeo in addition to Kings Mountain
proper and the surrounding rural area.
Since discharged veterans are re
< quired to report to selective service,
it is estimated that the figure is approximately
correct for the board
Other figures reported were that of
the approximately 3,000 registrants
of the local board, 1,223 are now in ,
service from the loeXl board.
7*he number of registrants does not 1
include deceased registrants, nor reg
istrants in the 46-00 age group.
Miss Edens also' stated that thr
board '* reemployment committee,
thus far, has had few requests for
assistance from veterkus, with not
one request for aid from a regis[
trant who had asked for bis former
job held when be entered ' service.
Under federal law, a man inducted
into the serviee is qualified to return
to his former job, If he wishes,
within 00 days of discharge.
She stated, however, that while
many returned veterans are returning
to their former employment, th.? '
majority of the men seek different
type of- employment. A few, she added,
are disabled and are unable to
retuVn to -the eame job they had pre(
Number of men reporting discharges
has increased considerably in the
laat few weeks, doe to the increase
ta discharges under the army la point
system. Average weekly discharges
listed 'are at 'present 10-12, but Miss
Edens points put that this is more
The army, however, is expected to
lower its discharge qnalifieations be
low the 85-poiut minimum.
Off La?tW eek
fhiiy'.seven churches reported ' the
% attendance figures, at Yornpat-'
wfth lO.eknre^es which haye-'been .
The tabulations for tM seven ehur:
ehee showed that only < 545 attended ;
church school at the seven churches, |
- %hile only 105 were 'present for ehnr- .
Following are the attendance fig- ^
nree by 'Individual churches i i
ABP?churchschool, .85, ehnreh, ]
89, mid-week prayer meeting, 82.
Central Methodist ? ehnreh school 1
it, church,. 78. . ,
Ptr4 Baptist? ehnreh school, ,?1. <
ehui^./ifcb \ '
Flrtt' Presbyterian, church school, 1
til, ehnreh, 71. . '
Macedonia Baptist ? ehnreh t
a_ mm _j_t_n. ?-i - -
icuuui, oo, cponii, uo, mgDi Mmcv,
100, prmyer mooting 58. ? ' i
Boeond Baptist ? char eh school, 1
74; ehnreh, 45, n'tht sorrleo, 89, *
prsyer nittbg, 80. ! } . ?
" Weileysn Mothodlit ? ehareh
ehool, 55, ehureh, 68, : alght^ ?
prsyor mooting ' 80. ' 1
Stender To Preach , !
^ ?* *
^*,%JnsrtSt ., i
li,.' W. H. Weadm', ptrtor of Bt. !
p 'vW-i <?V J
$0<tsfca aorrW* to bo hold st eight ?
400, ' MMUObdi fkk w?ok bf Bo*; .Iv t
0. rin.!,, sectary of tho J^btCrl. <
J Hi A ^Pifl
[fV^TT . ~^~.% "'>" "'*7 jT ' U I m ' J U
? WBm^XmjF mMBl
. v.Tv.n^fcV $*$? . ,*?jnir>l". ilf 'J~)tt9ix
mmm ^mtm.: * ? -i
'.;.V Aifcifi JjfOtiA S'i.'I^
r II Now 280
*4i-' tHl\ . >' f, ' * .
Shelby Man Charged
With Auto Theft Hera
Gharlee Lee Baldwin, of Shelby,
vu bound OT?r to Superior court
under bond of 900 after preliminary
hearing in eenst fie Shelby
Wednaeday morning -under <harge
of laroeny in connection wiifc thee
theft of en automobile owned by
Bobert X* HoweQ Saturday night.
Patrolman Hal Ward made the arreet
Toeoday night, following recorery
of the automobile, a 1988
Ford, Toeoday morning in Htm emir
ai. nwu Mia in car waa ??'
?d about 11 o'clock Saturday night
ftdm tba front of Bord'a ' Service
tattoo on tba York road, where
It waa parked.
Baldwin did not maka bond. Ha
la to ba triad In tba oonrt torn
which convenes on Monday in Shal
Patrolman Hal 'Ward bad a narrow
eaeapc Sunday afternoon, wkea
Doo Chapman, a man disguised a* a
woman, smashed his patrol ear. Patrolman
Ward, standing at tba aide
of the car attempting to atop Chapman,
gave chase, along with Patrolman
W. L Hatcher and Deputy fW.
8. Hick*, and the remit waa the arrest
of Chapman, who waa lodged la
Jail on ebargee of bit-nnd-ran-driviag,
drunken driving, oaoault, and impersonating
a female. '
Another man,-' believed to be an army
deserter, also , dressed in woman's
clothes, mads Up escape.
Patrolman Ward, with Sgt Hatch
er, and military polleemen, were making
a search for a deserter "near
Conor. i?- *
" Having stopped en the highway
the officer attempted to stop tht
.-nr. bat , Chapman steered into the
patrol ear la an attempt to hit the
'Vrrest, Chapman sustained
injuries about the head, and
was given treatment by Dr. Z. P.
Mitchell, county health officer.
The left rear door of Mr. Ward's
patrol car waa badly smashed.
Pvt. Henry J. McCnrter Is home
from overseas on a 80-day furlongh.
He is visiting his wife, aunt, and sister,
all of Kings Mountain, and now
ban gone to Rocky Mountain to see
his sister, Sarah Wade. >
Big Leaguer J.
After 3 Majot
Pfe. Jake Karly, well-known Kings
Mountain man and, mntil Unele 6am
beckoned, major' leSgS" baseball du
with WashingtonSenators, artivnd
a Kings Mountain early kfoOday
norning, following his participation
a three major aagagemeats la ' the
European theater of operations.
Serving with a 105-miMmotcr canton
company, 847th inglKtnt^ S*f?.
Early went oretseas a^ter receiving
training- at Fort Jaeksdb, B. O., and
>tb?f bug*, Be,v arrived la Scotland,
moved dovfft through England and
holds the combat infaatryman's
badge, in adSitioa to : his
hred battle stars. '1 '
shed If he had gay close eats
vhile In action, ho said V Genua
'hell fed about SO yardfc from him
ta one occasion?tt aboat the exact
yot^h|s tent had prtrionsly been JoHe
took part in the Battle of the
?*" *** T
>. With sply. 60 points, We. Knrty
lays he eahset hope to receive a dl*
atat.^Bot he mjt he fneeeee bMhtJu
rffl *? * . ?*lt. He thU|l>,hf^
UMWvrt. " '
jffJ99&rwtL' 9^' JpWmt\iW^
ll^-AfeTwritoivvT> -r ;'1 j& ^ -%;5SffrSBI
Ilrwi svl fSil
.jhT *??-! . * ; " *
Beth Ware, Patterson Grove, Dlxos,
Bethlehem and Grover schools, along
with other county schools, will open
tor the regular aununer short term on
It la customary for county schools
to hold a short eight-week term
the summer, in order that school ehil
dren may b? available to Tielp with
Mrs. Faye Osborne, secretary to
the county school superintendent,
said that Park Grace school, the other
county unit in the Kings Mountain
area, would not open until September.
Teacher lists for the connty
schools in the Kings Mountain area,
announced last week by Superintendent
Horace Grigg, of Shelby follow
(the Patterson Grove teachers are
listed in the Beth-Ware group):
W. N. Pope, principal, >Waco; Mrs
Mary M. Phillips, Waco; Thomas C.
nonmnu, waco; Mildred Harris, Waco;
Mrs. Etheleen Webb Dover, Wa,
co; Dorothy Hodges, Waco; Evangel
line Sparks, Waco; Baby Lee White,
Waco; Mrs. Annette Mc Clare Hari
mot, Shelby, RFD; Mrs. Praline
Webb Bruwley,. Shelby; Ella Lee
O. W. Morris, principal, Kings
Mountain, R-2; Mrs. Malisea Andrews
Moss, Kings Mtn.; Mrs. MU1
dred B. Highsmith (Home Ec), Shel
by; James S.* Ware, (agriculture).
L Kings Mtn.,' R-2; Mrs. Sne Moss,
Kings Mtn; Mrs. Kate Willis, King*
Mtn.; Mrs. Charles Keel, Shelby;
Mrs. Jessie Whitesidee Hord, Kings
Mtn.; Eusalia Bridges, Kings Mtn;
Mrs. Mildred Moss Hoyle, Kings Mtn
Mrs. Let ha Blalook Morris, Kings
Mtn.; Mrs. Edith Roberts Hill, Kings
Mtn.; Mrs. Ethel McOill Crook,
Kings Mtn.; Mrs. Ruth McOill Hallman,
Kings Mtn.; Mrs. ^facie Green
8outher, Kings Mtn..
Mrs. Eloise W. Niekels, Kings
Ifi* ru ; - /t - mm wr s
I ??,, juiBt usrris uinnej nogaes,
, Kings Mtn.; Mr*. Pauline F. Weaver,
Kings Mtn.; Mr*. Helen Bldenhour
; McQlll, King* Mtn.; Mia. Zona Hord
I. m* -????> dtay - ?OM>
Davidson, King* Mtn.
I E. E. Hamrirk, principal; Mrs. Epgenia
L. Hamrick, Orover; Mr*. ,N. F.
Wessinger, Qrover; Julia Whiteside*
, Surratt^ Qrover, Pieoolla Blaloek, Qro
ver; Mary Louise Lowery, Qrover;
Mrs. Oveda Martin Mori, Qrover:
Mrs. Katherine Bigger* Mom, Qrover.
Nora Elliott, Qrover; Mrs. Mar-'
Mrs. Blanche Wilson Tarbore,
Kings Mtn., B-2; Teacher to be -employed.
ake Early Home
.m' ,'l i'
man and Mil Johnsop, former 3Taakee
Mar,' wa* aeat to the Herald #
[ Bgi, Harold Oofgios, another King/
Monuia man, w?o write# that he
M Well-eovered dp with. work aomewhert
la JPiaaee. :;v. v . . k
. 8ft. Carina, who kaa been orerM|
'MkM Vtbmaiy, wrote that the
arttfle ,Wonl<i ifndouMedly be of tit"
threat .to Xing* ttopataia. oltlcea*
who- had followed Jake Karly'i eereer
oa the diamond.
The for^ follow#: >
Antt-eportemen in the KTO who
think all profeeelonal baooball playera
find eoft bertha tie the Amy,
altting behind typewriters or tkiadlag
yo-yoe, cant apple their aaaal yardittw
to the 87th Infantry Dieiaiop,
whieh currently U rweating eat , a
Janket to the States and ilea reeeslgnment
la the Paeifla. For the 87th ,
haa two former major loagaete en
the morning report, and neither la
nay ^different than the other 15,090
joes la the dietaiea.
"The player* turfced aeldiere art
Pfte, Billy Johaeoa, Yankee^ third
' haaartM ln IMS,, tad Jake Baity,
fftet-string Renater* aateher far flee
yearn. Early, who te aaarrted add 1
1 !??* ? ' ?M?t *>
patate ef getting h dieehnrge, while 1
Jeh?ip> haaat eneagh paiatate ?e- ,
re?> bother wUh a eialt te the ehaplala.
Be they both appatreatW will
hare to i^ds ^tkroufk^ the Paelfie^wnr
fl *jtP^m '
s^PP^V Hrf ^h* ^1
??iy|/.^^,i .i .*~r: :. -v:v*^ <* .- .' h > ,*.,.,!* .!(- A.
Trial Of Le
Boheler Home Is
The 1mm of H. X. Boheler, a
short <(Kiao? below . Uu ParkOne*
school, waa nnmplrUly da
aUoyod bp fir* Wad a?dry afternoon.
following tba jjplodon of tbt
oil stove to the kitchea.
The explosion occurred about
8:16, aa Mrs. Boheler ,waa starting
to prifan supper. Tba flsiaas
spread immadUtaly, enveloping the
blouse, which waa baing ra-painted.
Tba fir* department waa sumbvt
tbi waa located
outside tba dty llmlta and no fir*
hydrant waa cloaa enough to be
reached. Using the auslllarp pump
on the fir* truck, the fireman were
able to prevent the fir* from
spreading to the homo of Mrs. John
, Logan, which was adjacent to tho
Only furniture saved were some
In addition to the lose of all oth
or furniture and clottw, Mr. Bohalar
aald an estimated 100 pounds
of naat lap- In tliMMHBt, along
with moch cannod fruit and vegetables.
He aald that the kooao waa
only partially coTared bp Insurance.
Home On leave
Bobert H. Barton, <Tsi 3c, Kings
Honntain sailor home on furlough
after 10 months of sea duty in the
Paeifie is thankful for the anti-aircraft
ability of navy ships and the
helping hand of the navy air^eorps.
la two major invasions, of the
Philippines and Okinawa, the men
aboard the LBT to which he was aasigsed,
saw few Jap planet.
Gunner's Mate. Barton, son of Mr.
and MrS. B. M. Burton, route. 1,
Kings Mountain, and husband of,
Mrs. Virl Hull Burton, of KingS,
Mountain, says there eras little beach
opposition during either landings on
Imatir er OkiMaWa. --e-j
"' We lay off tfce Okinawa beachhead
for 14 days," he said. "The
first wave hit the beach in good order,
and about all we saw was gunfire
from tracers at night. Jap planes
occasionally got through the fire
of the big ships> but the most we
ever saw at one time was five." I
His ship went through the two
landings without a scratch.
As a gunner's mate, Burton's duties
include maintenance of 20-millimeter
and SO-caliber machine guns
ignd small arms.
\ Ho says duty aboard L?T's Is
"good duty, with good food," but
admits that the hdmm?bt-bottome<)
landing eraft get -fdB^^rangh in bad
"They toss around like a leaf,"
he says, "but you kin da get accustomed
Stating that his ship served as a
repair vessel for tanks damaged on
the beach, he added that few tanks
were brought back aboard for repair."
Bsfbrs entering the navy la Angust.
IMS, the rHU^p^- htouataia soldier
was employed at Plonk Broth
Upon completion gf hie stay here
with his wifs and iWflfaglas,.jhe .re,
ports for a eoureeTr iflltrnctloh a*
the navy's gunnery school at ? Sap
Diego, Calif. He Is to report on August
Negro Shot Saturday
Mile* Benton, Kings Mountain
wUt* man, U free under bond of
1100 on charge of aaeanH with a
deadly weapon. Hallowing' a shooting
affray which occurred Saturday' afternoon
at Wartiek'n Berrien station
on the Shelby highway.
Patrolman Hal B. Ward, #ho Inrea
tlgatod tho ease, Mid that Benton |a
charged with ihcittag^Bobert Baaden,
a negro, ie'Mfelof with g Meallber
rifle. > '
Mr. Ward etated that Bandnre tf
reeelrtag Ueatneat aad reenperating
"aa well aeaaa be^wnpeeted" ta
Oaetea colored hoepttaL Baaden' log,
ho eaid, was brokoa la two en throe.
The affray eetanad, Mr. Ward
aid, la 'a dtepate arising oror the
jggJgM* the pleeol* la the eetabBeaten
opera toe a eorriee etattoa
aenBhvtW road f|an WaHlek's BerIt
M. j ^~
rivf omi m oojfT
ii i i .'\
d better Is
To Face Trial
In Murder Cate
' " * ** ?
The trial of .Oaitker Led better,
Kings STountain man, for murder la
eonneetion with the .fatal shooting of
Bobert Brakefieid on Jnno 9, haa
been docketed for trial la Cleveland
County Superior court before Judge
Allen H. Gwynn, of BeidavBle, next
The shooting occurred at Led better
's service station -on the Grove*
road, and Ledbetter haa since beta
0 - --a- - ?
irre unaer Dond or 93,500.
The July-August term ,of Superior
court convenes in Shelby - Monday,
with some 90 criminal cases and S3
civil eases to be tried.
In other criminal cases involving
Kings Mountain people, James Smith,
negro, faces charges of breaking and
entering and assault with a deadly
weapon. He was arrested for allegedly
entering the house of another
colored man. Other ease is against
Albert Sadler, another negro, charged
with violation of the prohibition
laws. He was arrested some Ms
weeks ago on allegations of possea
sion of intoxicants for purpoeeee of
Ledbetter, an employee of Maoney
Hosiery company, will be represented
by Falls and Falls, Shelby law firm.
B. T. Falls, ofe of the defense attorneys,
said Wednesday morning
that the publie should guard against
pre-judging the .Ledbetter ease. Many
faets of the ease have not been
aired, he pointed out.
Statements of Investigating officer*
at the time of the shooting tended
to show that Ledbetter shot Brakefield,
a Smyrna, 8. C., truck driver,
I ?.1i. ! -la -?
iuhuwiu^ an suercsiion*
The civil suit? doekafted for trial
th?. week. fa/etaC30 include a lcngpending
a^, JafJHlleh ]? and J.- Finnic*
Aonipavf^f SkjlWeeeka - to
eoUect from the CfStf if t Kinga loanWare
Motor company for laxea.>i
City Manager H. L Burdette aaid
that the property was sold to coUeet
delinquent taxes for 1938-39-40. Following
t^e sale, the finance company
filed suit, pending since, to collect
the amount of mortgage? on the prop
ertiea sold.^ .
Majority oF the civil suits are divorce
cases, o few involving Kinga
A Ninth Air Forc$ Bomber Bus,
France. ? Staff Sergeant Max ' B.
Fearaon, Kings "Mountain, N. C., ;waa
I recently awarded the fifth oak Leaf
Cluster to the Aft" Medal in raoegaition
of meritorious ach\evafaent
while participating in "aerial fights
.the *****.?- V
- 8argeant --Paefeoa(i tf m?0 operator
gnahea" la the "Tlgee Strip#" B-2?
Marauder group of the Ninth lAlr *
Force, haa participated la mere Shan
SS bombing miasiona with bin gnpup.
This rroun. vataanaa mt me* V*m
years In the Ksnptn Tteater | of ..
Operations, ?peciaHsSd la ^ taflal
bombing of enemy ' target*. Mia
troop concentrations, bridges ,
were vital eonneetinn links and milroad'yards
emv&dd jmftjf war aat?tale
were all' bombed At prw si on
la ,th*. aueeeasfal snort to ha ape*
the movement of saomy' troops and
to pVevent fuel and ammunition Mot
Reaching their destination. * :.g
Bergeapt Pearson, son of Mr. and >flnrK
L 1L Pearson, 80S Phentg it,
Kings Mountain, N. 0., has bssi Or*
arseaa sines September, 1944.
V'l5f WttBam)*. Watterson, Jrlm
Of Kr. aa? Ifih W. U Watt*nsa, . ,
Sr., of Kings Mountain, has UsMi ift
on honorable disehargo from M W
my, following mors thms fhrs jMM toT.
for msriteH** pdrfortnane* of ' .4.