on regtetratMaa ?f J
t I Inool War Mm ud litlnMl I
, yai*. bo *o. so
VTW TO MEET
Johnny W. Blackwell Post 2268,
VFW, will hold it* regular semimonthly
meeting at it* quarters in
ths Webb building Friday night at
8 o'clock. Ten veterans are to take
membership oaths. All interested in
joining the organization are invited
SOBER AT BENNINO
8gt. Robert Buber, of Kings
Mountain, has been assigned for
dnty at Fort Benning, Ga., where
he will serve as instructor at the
Officer Candidate school there, it
k -was learned by his parents this
week. 8gt. Suber recently reported
at Miami, Fla., following a furlough
here. 8gt. and Mrs. Suber
will reside at Columbus, Ga.,
where Mrs. Suber has accepted a
TAXB8 TO BE ADVERTISES
H. L. Burdette, city manager,
this week warned citizens of Kings
Mountain who owe taxes for 1044
and prior years that unpaid taxes
will be advertised beginning the
week of August 13. He urged all
persons owing taxes to pay them
and avoid the added expense.
Cpl. Jack Hartsoe, son of Mrs.
John Hartsoe, has been honorably dia
charged from the U. S. Army after
41 months in service with 36 months
Cpl. Hartsoe saw service in England,
France, Belgium, and at the
time he returned home, he was stationed
in Germany. He . holds the ETO
and Good Condnet medal, Driver's citation
and 3 battle stars. He was
discharged under the point system.'
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t WOODMEN CIRCLE
' Woodmen -Circle Grove No. 146
will meet with Mrs. Henry L. Summitt
at her home on 106 Gaston
street Frifay night at 8 o'clock, it,
. r -v mi anaouaged this weak. AU meat*
bare are letflikjrtefl to ha present.
JAOKB TO mat *
Members of tha Kings Mountain
Lions club will hold thair regular
semi-monthly meeting at Mountain
yiew Hotel Thursday night at 7:30.
Rev. J. E. Gonzalez will speak to
; the club.
Dr. R. N. Baird, pastor of Boyee
> Memorial ABP church, and Mrs.
Baird returned to Kings Mountain
Wednesday from Columbia, 8. C.,
where Dr. Baird has been a patient
in Veterans Hospital. .Dr. * Baird's
condition Is described as considerably
Fred Plonk, president of the MeOills
of Oaston, announced Wednesday
that the annuaLgeunien of the
.a m a t .is _ ? a _
own win oe neia nnraaty, adgust
15, at Bethal etareh. The allday
meeting, faatarflga picnic dinner
on the grounds, wiH begin at
10 o'eleek aad all member* of the
?laa are nrgni to make plana to
t'"j,'! '"! ^v.i
I Voceivos PUflhaTgo
Fred HIH, former state highway patrolman
stationed in Kings Mountain
was in the elty last. Wash, and has
reeently received an honorable die:
| charge from the IT. 8. Marina eorps, '
. V- - following almost five years of tenr?
Mr. Hill was twice wonnded while
jX . in serviee, and he only reeently left
a naval hospital. He served in the
??. * Sooth Pacific theater of operations.
fe Board la Issuing
Canning Sugar Vow
If' ' TSs local War Frloa and KattonK.:
tag board Is now bsay jssntag sngnr
rations to ponsms applying af
l| Mr. BUWy, MnwmnciiMt that an
tfcay mil oreharda
Three Bessemer City youths are
lodged in Gaston county jail charged
with holding up Doc Galloway,
Kings Mountain taxi driver, theft
of his car and .$87 in cash.
The alleged robbery occured last
Friday night about 6:45 near Frieda
Manufacturing company where the
youths were said to have forced Galloway
to stop the car, hand over
the money and get out of the car.
The three youths jailed are For
rest Johnson, 18, Timmons Barnett,
16, and Virgil Harris, 19.
A fourth member of the party,
thought to be known, was still being
sought by Gaston officers yesterday.
After he was forced out of the car
Galloway called Patrolman H. D.
Ward here, and he, with Gaston DepMs:A.
T? rt TT S '
unco n, r. nope ana Jim UOBOD
picked up the trail of the stolen
taxiin the mud, and fount? it abandoned
in a ditch about six miles
from the wooded spot where Oalloway
had been forced out of the car.
About 10 miles further, two of the
youths were found, and the third
was apprehended Sunday afternoon
on information supplied by bis companions.
Twenty-fire registrants of the loeal
selective service board left Kings
Mountain Tuesday for Fort Jackson,
8. C., where they underwent examinations
to determine their fitness for
duty in the armed foreda.
J. P. Panther served as squad leader.
Only a few of the men had returned
by noon Wednesday.
Others in the group were:
Baxter Wrmy Owens.
Knnon Benjamin Bain.
Stanley Bay MulUnax.
,-lloraee Gold Cogdell.
' Pad Preston Hartsoe.
f Waltejr Hood Bridge*.
Andrew Aataa Smith.
Jaek Eddtngs Daddy.
Broadus Melvin Montgomery.
David Glenn McDaniel.
Lloyd Winfleld Fredell.
Jake Garvii Bell.
William Kemp Manner, Jr.
Ale* Denton Owens.
Thomas Arthur Benton.
William Manley Oreen.
Charles Bay Pike.
JT. B. Mackey.
Bobert Ervin Coatner.
.Tames Kermit Ware.
Fareel Legette Blanton.
Dean Jnlian Ramsey.
Clyde Hney Smith.
Experience doesn't meaa too muck
on invasions of enemy beachheads.
Tou still get stared.
This is the word of Bobert L. Morrison,
Bit le, who, as lone radio op
orator aboard %a LCI, one of the
navy's moltifarioua landing ships,
took part In foar of them In tko
Mediterranean, and European theater*.
Radioman Morrison, aon of lCr.
and Mre. R. L. Morrison, B. Piedmont
avenue, is home on leave after hie
second return trjp from the war sonea.
His battle duty began with the
invasion Of Biserte in the African
mop-up, continued through the iu<
vanions of Sicily and the bloody battle
at Salerno, Italy, followed byths
big Normandy invasion on D-Day
Morrison's group of ships was the
lead group In each of the Invasions.
Describing the Salerno' job as the
nastiest, Morrison says, -"We got
word about 100 miles off shore that
the Italians had surrendered and
that we had to do nothing but move
inshore and land our troops.
"This was all a terrible mistake,
and the result was that many of the
men who went ashore from our ship
were mowed down bjr machine gun
fire and artillery, or were klRed by
"Finally," he said, "the shfpj
withdrew tram tk? baaak, mad am alturnU
boaek warn uaad."
Tkromgk tha four laraaiomi aaltk
?r of tha TMtk om wUek km parr ad
war* kit, though othar ahipa la hit
group war* mot a* fortuaata, aoaaa
.lukimg afhar- thaflfrta Vt Gamma
tnwiW mop??.u>. ?.
Brooks To D
Victim of Jap
Charles A. Ooforth, Jr., QM 3e, son
of Mr. and Mr*. Charles A. Ooforth,
Sr., 40" W. Gold it., is home on 30day
leave, following the sinking of
hi* ship, an LfiM, in the action a
According to a navy press release
x rum x reasure lBianti, nan rrancisco,
California where he landed, Gunner's
Mate Goforth was among 46 survivors
of the navy medium landing
The men were rescued after the
sinking of their craft, victim of a
Jap suicide plane. The Kamikaze
crash ignited drums of high-octane
gasoline, but .the highly-trained crew
quickly got the flames under control.
The ship sank in 11 minntes, however
due to other damage.
The L?M participated in the I wo
Jima campaign, completing assault
landings under heavy gunfire. A
near miss from mortar shelling put
her starboard engine out of aetion.
Later the vessel was rammed by a
floating pontoon barge, took eight
feet of water in her engine room and
was dereliet without lights and heat
for 19 nineteen days.
Only two crew members were-, lost
with the craft at Okinawa.
Attendance At' Seven
Churches Sunday 988
Attendance for moralag warship
services in seven Kings Mountain
churches last Sunday was 686, while
907 were present for Sunday school
services, according to reports tabulated
ituput io were not rvcoii ua irom
Central Methodist church and First
Reports of tadiyidahl chjyrches fol
lore * * ;'w?' *
aRP ? church school, '107, church
112, night (union service) 152, praycr
Grace Methodist ? church school,
139; church 49, prayer meeting, 16.
First Presbyterian ? church school
134, church, 97.
Macedonia Baptist ? church school
98. church, 72; prayer meeting. 34.
Second Baptist ? church school.
143, church, 96, night, 125; prayei
St. Matthew's Lutheran ? church
school 175, church, 197.
Weslhyan Methodist ? church
school, 113, church 65.
n, Veteran Of
Is On Leave
of a general aboard in command of
we pulled into umelit beech, em:
the Oeeerel, with no outwerd emo
tion (hooka hendt with the Bkippei
end bade him goodbye. He walked k
shore straight as a shingle. Hs we<
killed by machine gun fire."
Morrison's LCI made two tripi
from England to Normandy on the
first day of the invasion. On th<
first, the anchor foaled end the ship
was stranded on the beach for some
90 minntes before getting away. Af
ter the first day, the big problem
was mines, pins minor worry about
submarines and E-boats (similar to
the famed American PT's.)
Following the invasion Job, the
Kings Mountain man's ship continued
to shuttle troops, across the English
Channel, principally from L?
Havre to Rouen. During this period
this LOT alons transported a half
minion trtops into Franee.
Radioman Morrison spent a short
furlough in the States from Jantmp
1944, until Mareh, before going bael
serosa the Atlantie for the Normandy
invasion. It was long enough for him
to get married. Bat, before his re
turn last month, be bad only span
It days with his bride, the forme
aaiu woroiny mmpe or
City sad Charlotte.
He nja radio operating aboar<
hip la sometimes tongfc, remarking
"Ton ean hear what' going on aa<
yon know what'* happening, bnt yoi
can't He it."
He reports to Norfolk, Va., to
dnty next Thursday. . ?
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U THURSDAY, AUOUBT 2, IMS
discuss GI Bill
sday; Service IV
Hunting Licenses Are I
On Sale; Seasons Oiven 11
Hunting and fishing licenses for ,
the current year are on sale at
Bridges and Hamrlck, hardware, It
was announced this week by County J
Tax Collector Robert Sidney, of
At a meeting of the State Board
of Conservation and Development (
held recently in Morehead City
hunting seasons for the State were j
set as follows: Bear and squirrel, ,
October 1 to January 1; o'possum ?
' and raccoon (with guns or dogs,) (
October 16 to February 16; mink,
1 muskrat, o'possum and raccoon
trapping, December 1 to February ,
15; quad, rabbit, tuakey, ruffled t
grouse, Chinese pheasants and (
1 chukar quail, Thanksgiving day to ,
uuhjt 01, iox squirrel ana southern
rod squirrel, no open season; ,
| Russian boar, October IB to Jann- t
ary 1. An open season from Janu
ary 1 to 15 was set for otter for
the first time. The bag limit on
wild turkey was reduced to one.
: For Post-War
While the Kings Mountain office
of the U. 8. Employment Service of
the War Marf-rer Commission, in
unison with 4."1 > other local USES
offices in the Nation, is continuing
its greatest efforts toward supplying
manpower for the most urgent of the
ear activities until V-J Day, it is
also planning for reconversion to civilian
pursuits and production, it is
announced by Mrs. Mary B. Ooforth,
supervising interviewer of the local
Mrs. Goforth points out that the
immediate job of the local USES office
is to help man the railroads, the
shipyards, particularly on the west
coast, the MaSrtime Service and other
activities classified as "must" op
erations, uati) the war with Japan
has been won, Naturally, that is the
"first" of all activities in the Nation.
At the same time, she stresses, Nor
' | th Carolina has many industries J
I which are 111 the "most" class ami (
must be furnished workers to meet
1 their schedule. These include all
kinds of textiles, both for war and
for civilian uses, lumber, pulpwood,
I and other products and services contributing
to the war effort and the
civilian needs. Just now, and for two I
or three months, one of the important |
needs is for workers to handle and to
1 save the State 'a great money crop,
In -many areas, Mrs. Goforth states
can be found both shortages and surpluses
of workers ? shortages of cer
tain types of skilled or unskilled
workers badly needed in" industrial
and service activities, and surpluses
of other types of workers of various
j skills. The USES, she points out. serves
as the middleman, the agency
I which seeks to place all workers and
. fill all jobs.
. As the srar needs are met, more
wnvknra will h? channelled into el
, vilian job*, in an effort to keep the
entire labor forte of the 8tate and i
, the Nation in satisfactory productive (
, employment. North Carolina will j
, have relatively few indostriee which
, will end with the war, since the 1
, great bulk of her activities can be
changed from war to civilian produe- 1
tion, almost overnight, Mrs. Ooforth J
Already geared for the job, the
local TJ8E8 office is devoting more
and more time to advising, counsel
ing and finding suitable jobs for the
\ ever increasing stream of returning j
, veterans who must be fitted Into the e
i civilian economy, said Mrs. (joforth. j
Tate Is Re-Opening ?
| Business This Week ]
E C. O. Tate, well-known Kings Moun '
' tain man who closed his jewelry
' shop here a year ago in anticipation 1
of entering the armed forces, annonn1
eed this week the re opening of his
r | chop in the Professional building, in
IUQ WtAIVW AVliUVIIJ WVlipiVU UJ ?-?
A. Harrill, attorney.
' The eetabllehment adjoin* the off!\
eee of Dr. W. I* Rameenr.
Mr. T?te announced that 0. 0. Weet
1 nf Belmont will bo affiliated with
the firm, and be Mid the firm woold
r Rpeeiallae In qnleh repair aotileea on
all ntafcoo of watehee.
' Though maintaining iwMmw hero,
* Mr. Tata baa. bean working in Bel*
??it for the peat yew.
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flanker To Talk.
\t City Hall
i\t 8 o 'clock
Louis D. Brooks, assistant vice'resident
of Charlotte's Union Naional
Bank an<i c-hairnian of the
S'orth Carolina Banker's association
onanittee on the UI Bill of Bights,
.vi 11 discuss the provisions of the bill
it the City Hall Tuesday night, in
-onjunction with a meeting of the
Announcement of the meeting,
vhich is open to the public, was
nade by Job? Floyd, who, with other
pfflcers, will be installed at the
Meeting Tuesday night.
In making the announcement, Mr.
"loyd issued a specific invitation to
ittend to ex-service men, particulary
those of World War II, regardess
of whether they are affiliated
vith the American Legion or any
>ther service organization.
He bat also Issued special invitaions
to officers and directors of the
?lngs Mountain financial instituions.
The regular meeting of the post is
o be held at 7:30, with Mr. Brooks
o speak immediately following, expected
to be at 8:30.
"It is a real pleasure to announce
hat Mr. Brooks will speak here,"
Hr. Floyd said, "for he is perhaps
he best informed person in North
Carolina on the much-discussed G1
till of Rights. It's provisions are inolved
in legal terms and phrases,
,nd we feel it will be a service to
poth discharged veterans of World
Vtr IT and men still In service.
"We are particularly anxious that
ervice and ex-eervice men attend aong
with directors of financial inititutions
for thev will be most di
ectly affected by the 01 Bill, but
we will also welcome all other citlsens
as welL" Jf ~*
Mr. Brooke, prior to his association
with the Union National Bank, wan
'or many years affiliated with the
federal Reserve Bank in Charlotte.
Bill Hill Bound Over
Dn Embezzlement Count
Bill Hill, Kings Mountain taxi
Iriver, was bound over to Superior
?ourt on charges of embezzlement in
rearing before Judge O. C. O'Farrcll
n city recorder's court Monday.
He is charged with spending $57 beonging
to Coley Freeman, for whom
re operates a taxi.
In other cases to come before the
ourt, Ham Craig, negro, and Walter
Reed were fined $5 and costs whea
Found gnilty of public drunkenness,
ind Garfield Wilson and Ralph Shuford
were fined $50 and costs and
had their driver's licenses revoked
when found guilty of drunken driving.
Boe Davis was assessed costs for
public drunkenness and John Dawkins,
negro, had previously been fined
$5 and costs when he submitted
;o a charge of indecent exposure.
Andrew Dickey, alias Andrew Ed-1
wards, was released when probable
jause was not found on a charge of
:4v ti. n?i I
rccujr iu luuuocnou wivu iuc i/ciinger
Jewel Shop .robbery.
Lions Labor Da
T o F eature Ovt
The Lions club's Second Annual
Abor Day Horse Show will be a 16lass
event, featuring more than $260
n prices, according to the program
>f events announced by ,the horse
ihow committee this week.
The 16-classes include a varied
program, from walking classes to
gai'ed events, and includes for the
first time in a Kings Mountain show
i fine-harness elass, with $18 in priHighest
prices, totaling $50 for
each class, are offering in the threecraited
stake, welkins stake, and five
Entry lint for the event closes on
Thnrsday, August 30., in ord?r that
nil entries may bn liatnd in the official
horse show program.
Entry blanks are now In the hands
of the printers and will be mailed
ont within the next few days. Honemen
falling to reeeive blanks should
get In tench with J. O. Darraeott,
Iione club secretary.
The show will be held in the High
.-the piegiasa of events feDewai '
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FIVE OEKT8 PBJl OOTT
In School Posts
B. X. Barnes, superintendent of
city schools, announced Wednesday
election of ?five teachers to fill vacancies
in the school system faculty.
The new teachers in the Kings
Mountain system will be Miss Eolino
Keeter. Mrs. Dorothy Hoke Finger
ami Miss Annie Roberts, all of
Kings Mountain, Miss May Lou Bettis
of Barl, and John A. Gibson, of
Tavlorsville, who will serve as principal
of Davidson colored school.
Miss Keeter, who will replace Miss
Harriet Cochran, resiunod ?? tu'li'r
of Bible, taught last year in the Cabarrus
county system at Concord, and
Mrs. Finger will teach home economies
in the high school, filling the va- . <
vanoy created by the resignation of
Miss I.ydia Ann Watkins.
Miss Roberts, who was a member
of the Beth-Ware faculty last year,
will teach at East Elementary school
and Miss Bettis, who held a similar
position at Marion, will be pnblio
school music supervisor. Mrs. Thomas
Templcton, public school music su,
pervisor last year, will serve aa piano
teacher during the forthcoming
year, replacing Miss Martha Carpenter,
of Gaatonia, who resigned.
John Gibson, new principal of Davidson
school, replacing R. J. Davidson,
has tanght for the past 10 yeara
In Happy Plains colored school at
Mr. Barnes said that unfilled vacancies
include three teachers in tfea
elementary schools, a band instructor,
a high school commerce teacher,
and a home economics teacher for the
Sterchi Brother*, Inc., furniture
dealer*, announced plan* thin week
tor the opening of a store in King*
E. C. McClain. well-known King*
Mountain man and formerly Sterchi
representative here until, his affiliation
with D. P. Hord Furniture Com
pany, is to be manager of the new
Mr. MrLain said this week that it
is hoped to open the new firm,
which will be in the Webb building
on Mountain street, by September 1.
The two-storv Webb building, now
used as a warehouse, has about 5.000
feet of floor space, and, according
to the announcement by Fred E.
Baird, manager of Sterchi Shelby
branch, a new front will be built and
the building renovated
The store here is to be operated as
a branch of the 8helby establishment
it was stated.
Mr. McCain is to terminate hi*
affiliation with D. F. Hord Furniture
company this week, he stated.
John Paul Lueas. Jr.. official of
Duke Power company of Charlotte,
will apeak to members of the
Kings Mountain Kiwania club at
their regular meeting at the Woman's
club Thursday night at 7
o'clock. Employees of the local
Duke Power company station have
been invited to attend as guests of
y Horse Show
;r $250 Prizes
Elder 10 years and under. Prizes:
First $3.00, second $2.00, third fourth
and fifth, ribbons. Entry fee, $1.
3. ModelClasa (open). Five prizes,
ribbons only. Entry fee, $1.00.
4. Three-Gaited Class (open). Prizes:
First -6.00, second $3.00, third,
I $2.00, fourth and fifth, ribbons, Entry
5. Walking Class (open), four
years and under. Prises: first $8.00,
second $3.00, third $2.00, fourth and
fifth, ribbons. Entry fee $2.00.
9. Five-Oalted Class (open. Prises:
first $8.00, second $3.00, third, $2.00,
s it. ? sia.? * ?
luurm ini mil, nDDOOS. Entry fM,
7." Ladles Horseemanship (open.) Pri
Ma: . ft ret 13.00, second $2.00, third
fourth and fifth, ribbons. Entry fa*
8. Local Pleaanre Class (No. 4
Township only). Prises: first, $3.00,
second $8.00, third, fswth and fifth,
ribbon*. Entry tf* $1.00.
8. IUckii| Otaas (open). Prises:
first $6.00, Mm! $&0?, third, $*00,
jsnHh and fifth, |ibtma. Entry fa*