I InoorpoxaUd Kings Mountain 0,647
I I XnaodUta Trading Ant 16,000
1 (TIcqtm based on registrations of
1 local War Price and Rationing
VOL. 66 NO. 36
PAOB AT BANK
Jim Page returned his duties as
a member of the personnel of First
National Bank last week, following
an abience of moro than four years,
daring; (which time he served in the
army in the African and Mediterranean
Theater of Operations.
AT WALKBR CLEANERS
Mrs. Dean McDaniel is now f'*
member of) th? personnel of Walker
Dry Cleaners. Mrs. McDaniel be
( l iter work UMI WMK, It WM U'
nounced byi O. O. Walker.
FIRST COTTON BOLE
(Albert Blair, Cherryvllle Road
farmer, brought the first full-openad
cotton bole of the season to
town last week. Mr. Blair reported
that his cotton was virtually ready
for a picking. Cotton is open in
many surrounding sections and indications
are that the current crop
will be a large one.
A very important meeting of the
local VFWi post will be held Friday
night at the City Hall, Commander
Charlie Warlick announced
Wednesday. The meeting, at which
30 new members are to be initiated,
will -? a ->-? ??
?? vvgiu tab W U ClUCRi
Commander W. F. Brewer, L'SN.,
husband of the former Miss Pauline
Neislor, of Kings Mountain, has
recently been promoted to that
rank, according to information received
here. Commander and Mrs.
Brewer and son, Billy, arc making
their home at Hotel Bel Puerto,
Bgt. Wilsou Crawford, well-known
Kings Mountain business man and
on of Mr. sua Mrs. W. J. Crawford,
arrived in Kings .Mountain
Sunday nigut following his retvru
from duty, in the Mediterranean
theater ox operations.
<8ALB FOR TAXES
bale ox rroperty for delinquent
City taxes wax, oe held at the
City flan Monday, it was announced
oy b. A. crouse, city cierk. 'me
aaie will cover property on which
taxes have not\ been paid tor 1V4*.
KIWAMle knniihd ,
Paul lysinger, ox cuanoUd, illuminating
engineer tor Duke - Power
eompauy, wiu present a demonstration
on future, ngntiug at tne regular
meeting ox tne Kings Mountain
Hawaii.a uuo Thursday night
at i o'clock at tne Woman b ciub,
xt was announced Wednesday.
ATTHidn anftkl! kHftui
Byron Nueier, n. 'lorn Fultou
ana Itugh J>uimrd left Kings
Alouuib.u jiouuuy liiglii lor dheibywno,
louu., tiuere uiey are attending
tne v\ oriu s munipionsuip
Waiatug nunc snow, uuh uuueiway.
'ino xviugs mountain ministerial
association win resume homing regular
meetings, wun tne xirst monthly,
session s?i| lor luesuuy aiiernoon
at H o cioca. at uenttai metiiodist
churcn, 11 was auuouncuu mis
wees, byj nevM f. o.t Futrica, i.resluout.
niemoers are oeiug urgea to
attend. t '
FIN AOs UNION bNBVICE
The (final, union service or the
summer will do nald ounuay nignt
at tt o'clock at First Presuytenan
ichorch, with^ Nov. J. U. Winkler,
to preach the sermon, it waa announced
tnis wees by Kev. Ju. G.
Finuix, ministerial association secretary.
Bhelby horsemen have tormed
the Oaudie Nurse association and
will preaent a horse ehow at Dedmon
s dhow Bing on October 11,
according to an announcement this
weak. Prince to be offered will to
Ml 91,000, It WU stated.
new oman novum
la conformity with the practice
of the Federal llovernmeat la general,
the Qastonla Field Office of
the Social Security Board wi 1 go
oa hf: 0 day, 40 hoar week, Moo*
daye through ' Fridays beglaaiag
September J, 1040. The Qastaala
Field Office hereafter will be eioeed
all day Sataidhy. This aaaoaacement
was wade by Mrs. JaVet
aau Green, WIS|gat of the aaate?>
These Horses M
I Sam 'tony at
jtiiaekie Billie Hi
I Walking Nellie Dui
! I'auay Bobby O.Mo
H?Uy David *\?i
^.linger Jean Bat
fcpotngbt i'aula B
Angel Jimmy Br
Heba * LJoyd Bool
ileieu Monroe Prance* 1
Alien'a White Rambler
Dairy Taylor ' Jimn
Blttoh Mtat T. a
Shade* of Night 'France*
American Cheer Evol
Night Life Mr*. Virgl
Ginger Jean 8ai
Tommy r? Only Boy w 1
Spotted Allen G "
Udy Patricia Mr.. J. J
?ky Way Jobn ,
Walton'. Pride j,
Major Pea vine King ?
ft* Acu?> Dexter
Ale Cord s Peavine q
Helen Monroe France
Highland Sadie Mr?. Virgli
kk i , K. % LADIB8 HOI
?' if i Mn>- Vir6
Hex Kalorama Marga"
?*;. v. LOCAL PLM
^ ^?c' btuart u
?*y ay Gorman
i>i-Speed Buster <;
Friend Flieka yer
UUt,WM Mrs. W. K. Maui
in m. . KAOKB
i " /"?<??. f"iTS
' V k,
. . x. Mcuii
opnug Breeze ,Uui
MuLord'a Peavine <j
.Night Lite . w (
in opecd Buoter 0 '
.Joe otuiui '[ ^ .=
Allen'e White Bambler ' 'yy
IW. O.I, Boy ?;
, . vjcvr^e
I .strolling Major Joui
'Black wist ' 1. t
Sir Mac btuai
3eba Jean Lloyd
.American Cheer Evel
Shades of Night Frances
Night Life Mrs. Virginia
Ginger Jean t
Tommy's Only Boy H.
Spotted Alien Oeorge \
Strolling Major Joh
B)ack Mist T. C.
Daisy Taylor Jin
Major Peavine King Ev<
Koyal Ace * Dexte
McCord's Peavine C
Helen Monroe Frances
Silver Mack Fannii
Grand Champion of Show: Major Pel
Deserve Champion: Tommy's Only B<
Gettys Horse S
Local iiorse R<
When Evelyn Gettys comes ti
ttfwn, school is out, at least as far ai
showing) horses is concerned.
The pretty young lady from Clo
ver, 8. C., showed Major Peavini
Kingt||which sustained a, serious in
jury at the Lions club's spring, show
to blue ribbons in two Classes am]
the grand championship of the show
and rode American Cheer to a firs
in the three-gaited stake, and a see
ond in the three-gaited 0?en class.
Miss Getty's performance high
lighted the Kings Mountain's Lion
elub's Second Annual Labor Da;
show, held at the Old Ball Park 01
the York road Monday afternoon
and attended by a erowd estimate'
at better than 1,000 persons.
A total of 65 horses and ponie
were exhibited in the 16-class evenl
and General Chairman W. K. Maune;
Jr., and other show officials pro
nounced the show, a success.
Reserve champion ribbon went t
Tommy's Only Boy, owned by Fui
pel- Tana* (H. Tom , Pulton an
Stuart Delllnger), to top the showini
of Kings ^fourttaln entries, but thsr
were numerous other winners arnon
the Kings Mountain horses, as Strol
ling Major and Daisy Taylor, Byro
Raster's walking horses, eopped
number of ribbon*, as did George Al
len'i HI-0pMd Baiter, Poller Me
QUI'a Sky Way and Bill la Howard1
poay Blaekla. David Piaher 'a Pinal
took foartk ia tka Thraa-galtad ntak<
"Pmaeao Thompaoa, of Bhalby, a la
toak tor ahara of tka ribbon ?, rfdln
Bkadea of Right aad Ralan Moon
amd Qaorga Wray akowad Spotted A
laa to prlaa money, totaling fSL Ott
or Shelby aatrtaa whiek copped ril
bona were W. Q, Aray'a Highlaa
Sadie and Right Llfa.
Only elaaa la ontrlea wer
KIN OB MOUNTAIN. N. 0.,
Ion The Ribbons
Drum J. K. HbeHin
:rr 1 >uu\ t/cn
owaril Billie Howard
i Price eauiiny Price
ore Bobby O. Moore
JiBB (No. 2)
Drum J. K. tiheltou
Uur l'oruiiv .uiiuu.iu
inders W. L. Cannon
allard Paula Ballard
adley . Jiuimy Bradley
tout Patty Truttt
'hcapaon Lakehurat H table*
W. ll Leitzaey
ty HaTrn Byron Keeter
_ I.e. Watioo
Thompson Lakehur.t Stable,
yn Getty. Evelyn Getty,
nia Washburn W. O. Arey
!? G?tty. France. Getty.
W. U Cannoa
I CLAW (Opto)
rom Fulton Fui-DeJ Furm.
e W. Wrmy George W. Wray
!. Ramsey Mrs. T. 8. 8mitk
}- P'onk N. F. McGUl
Ui"? _ D. L. Uinea
D OLAU (Open)
velyn Getty. Evelyn Getty.
Simmon. j. A< Tount
S. Patton G. 8. Patton
s Thompson Lakehur.t Stable,
ma Wa.hburn W. G. Arey
!? Thompson Lakehur.t Stakle.
inia Wa.hburn W. G. Arey
et Ea.om E. F. McKinney
1 D/um 5- B- bhelton
eiiiuger Ful-Del Farm.
Mcoul N. F. McGill
leorgu Allen George Allen
oeii luster Herucit ru?.cr
!ey, Jr. Mrs. W. K. Alauiiev. jr.
uvharut X. B. Rhinehardt
Alauuey Aubrey Alauuev
Sue Fail. c. b. Fall.
l?. Jl. N. V .. ..
^?ii.ipt>ell Bill campbeii
(. o. Patton G. 3. Patton
J- Are-V \V. G. Arey
;e Aiieu George awu
iinenurut T. B. Bhineharrt
L.Leitzey W. u Eeitzey
LA&S tauy age)
out tuiiu.i Pui-uei i*aiiim
W \\ ray George W. Wrav
i B. Ploult Byron Keeter
*"B0U T. G. \\ atson
mi' oi p* ?
lookout )>at.v Tmett
r Entry) J
lyn Gettys Evelyn Gettya
Ihomp.on Lakehu13? aiumea
yt"*b?Ta W. G. Arey
id Fisher David Fisher
Jaunder. W. U Cannon
Tom Fulton Ful-Del Farms
V" *"** , George W. Wray
wX.? ^r?D Keet?
Wati?n , T. C. Watson
% nSa B"" K"~
elyn Gettys Evelyn Gettya
J- A. Fount
P?ton G. s. patton
Thompson Lakahurst Stables
? Sue Falls C. B. Falls
, Theft Of Sugar
? Kemaina Mystery
No further Information concerne
lug the theft of the truck-load of
sugar from Warllck's Terminal waa
, forthcoming this week, though it
I la understood that the Federal Bu>
reau of Investigation la still busy
t on the case.
Patrolman Hal B. Ward, who waa
siding In the Investigation, is receiving
treatment for a foot alls
ment In a Columbia, 8. O., hospital,
r and the FBI representatives could
a not be reached Wednesday.,
i, Officials of Ware and Sons, to
1 whom the sugar waa consigned,
said that they had been given no
a Information concerning the progress
of the investigation. Local police
v officials said ths rumor last weekk
end that the sugar had been found
I- T TONB MEBTINO
i Member* of the Kings Mountain
5 Lions club will hold their regular
o meeting at Mountain View hotel
1 Thursday night at 7:30. No forma
l- program has been scheduled with
a considerable time , to be given to a
a bmineu meeting. A vote ie to be
I- taken on the question of changing
i* the elub'e meeting night from
h Thnrsday to Tuseday.
thown by Lloyd Beokont and owne<
j by Patey Trustt.
The ehow wae ran under idea
^ wtather conditiona, and it wae no
[. marred by accidents.
E. W. Holton, of StateevWe, judg
y ed the ehow and Beck Moehlmann, o
d Conover, was ringmaster.
John Henkel, of Belmont, was mai
e ter of ceremonies.
m A large number of outof-Cown pe
THURSDAY, 8EPT. 6, 1945
PXOHOTBD?John E. EUm, wellknown
King* Mountain men who 1*
serving with the army transport commend
In Labrador, wee promoted to
the rank of captain on August 13.
John E. Elam
Now Captain I
| Captain .lohn K. Klam, son of Mr. 1
j Mini Mrs. It. F. Klam. was promoted
to that rank on August 13th. aeeording
to information received l>v his
parents this week.
Captain '*' now on duty with.
I the Army port eomniand at
j (<nmn> Bay. l.aorador. was inducted
into the army August 2('. 1041. After
' y at K-.d Field. Fla.. for seven
months, he had reaehed the rating of
sergeant, and was selected for officer
-i i !r? i s d tr. :! ? ()> ir4 nrr?
tor corps. 1'pon completion of OC3
at Cairo Flee, Ya.. lie wa- eonimissioncd
a second lieutenant and as
signed to duty with ATC at West
Palm Beach. ?la.
Since his transfer from Florida, he
lias been on duty in Labrador.
He is a graduate of Kings Mountain
Irigh school, and attended Appalachian
State Teachers college at
Boone and N. C. State college, Raleigh,
where he received a B. S. de;ree
in .June lf>41,
Hia present address is: 138.3rd ]
AAF Base Unit, NAD ATC, APO
687, a-o Postmaster. New York.
Roles Are Given
In spite of the end of the war,;
there has been no fhange in postal!
regulations governing of Christmas
packages to service personnel over-'
seas, according to \V. E. Blakely, post
master, and the mailing period this
year is the same as last?September
i 15 to October 15.
I Packages tnay be sent to army
personnel without writteu request
during this time.
While packages to naval personnel
have never been restricted, it was
stMed| that the same mailing period
should be observed, to iusure receipt
Here are the rules:
1. Mail gifts betweeo September
Id and October Id. Packages should
uot be mailed it' the addressee is like
ly to be home before Christmas. 1(
there is any rcusou to believe tue
addressee may move soou to a new
location, a wait is advised until the
new address is known even if this
means asking the soldier for a letter
requesting a Christmas gift.
2. Use the latest address kuowu,
completely and accurately.
3. Pack the gift in a heavy box
and tie with strong cord. The packages
must weign not more than five
pounds, measure not more than 15
inches long, or a total of 36 inches in
L length and girth combined.
4. Only usable gitta should be selected,
such as dried fruit, canned
I luxury foods, raxor blades, fountain
pens, wallets or watches. Perishable
foo'ls, weapons, intoxicants, poisons
or any inflammable materials including
matekes and lighter fluids should
, not bs mailed.
Work .Is Underway
On Stercbi Home
Work is now underway on thd
Webb building on Mountain street,
I which, oa completion, will be the
hone of Sterehi's, furniture dealer*,
l which e^pcta to be open for buaiaeae
i by September IS, according to announcement
of official* of the firm
. this week.
f The front of the building Is now
torn out, and other renovation will
make the building highly suitable for
display of home furnishings, it was
stated. " *
Off As Sch
Kings MuuiiihiU >. iioul children
imaged to sciiool in ruiu Weuuesiluy
aiUl ,l*l,g, (is sUllillllT \ acatlOlls t'UdtfiJ
ami tne iU45-40 term gol underway.
rirsi day enrollment ngures, sup 1
pi.e.i i?y C-uporiiiU-iiaciU 11. A. iiurnes, ]
iiwwcii u urop ot iuo irow tiiv lirst j
aay s ligures ot last year. 1 Lie total)
yesterday was 1,110-, as compared |
wiili i,s07 last September.
Park Brace school in tlie euuuty
system also opened and Mrs. J. C.
Mckles, principal, reported an opening
day enrollment ot 154, also slight
ly lower than last year.
Both Mr. Barnes and Mrs. Nickles
attributed the attendance drop to bad
,weather and said tU-Y'i putu-ipatel
increased enrollment by the end ot
| Attendance at white elementary
schools showed a drop ot 60, while
h i 1/ h *ph no I ottonHan-.o ?'*? - ?'
I o? ...v?u?uvv noo uui/ live
below last year. A big drop was also
recorded at Oavidsou colored school,
which totaled 40.
Attendance by schools follows:
West, 185; East, 268; Central, 524;
high school, 243; Davidson elementary,
119; Davidson high school, 23. '
Mr. Barnes also announced the e- 1
lection of two additional teachers, |
Mrs. H. W. Page of Mt. Gilead, who
is teaching the fifth grade at Central
school, and Mrs. Pearl McCormiek.
of Asheville. who is teaching |
the seventh grade. Mrs. Page comes "
to Kings Mountain from the Albe- i
marie school system.
Only vacancy rcmaiuiug in the
city schools* faculties is that of band
instructor. Mr. Barnes stated. .
Following is the complete teacher '
list tor the city system, t," indicates 1
new teacher): '
J. E. lluueycult, Principal, Miss '
Odessa Black, Miss Mary .\, Croinar- '
tie, Mrs. Dorothy li. Finger*, Miss
Mabel A. Goodmun, Miss Elizabeth; '
S>. Kec, Miss Teuuie Miller, Donald'
L. Parker, Miss Jauet Scoggius, Mrs
Josephine E. Weir.
- Special ' .
Miss Mary E. Bettis*, Miss Eo-! ,
I line K..eter? ti. - V o-? I
?.?*.? J * uvuiuo X' i CIU I
Central Elementary 1
Mrs. Dessie K. Cox*, Mies Jean!
Browne, Mrs. Mary A'. Williams, Mrs. ,
tea rah A. Williams, Miss Willie Mc- (
Gill, Miss Ruth Greene, Mrs. Kutli
P. Ormaud, Miss Marie Lineberger,! ,
Mrs. T. A. Pollock, Miss Alma Wri-1 ,
ght, Mrs. Octavia C. Coggii.s, Miss],
Gussie Huffstetler, Miss Heleh Lo- ,
gan, Mrs. Ellen T. disk, Thomas P. | |
Templeton, Mrs. H. W. Page*, Mrs. ,
Pearl McCormick*. i ,
Mrs. J. U. Thomson, Principal, Mrs (
Victoria L. Logan, Miss Bessie HI-'
monton, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Gamble, |
Miss Jette Plonk, Miss Lucy Riser, j ,
Miss Annie B. Roberts*, Miss 8tet- ] ,
West Elementary i
Mrs. Claude Rhyno, Principal, Miss
Marjorie llord, Miss Carlyle Ware,
j Miss Prances Carpenter, Mrs. Ruth
j H. McGill, Miss Mitehel Williams.
Davidson Colored School
; John A. Gibson, Principal. Mary
' W. Davidson*, Lillian W. Howell*.
; Lucille Long. Mattie Gidnev, Jessie
i G. Costner, Myrtiee Z. Crawford.
> Charge of unlawful possession against
Louise Williams, local colored
| woman, in connection with the loss
; of a bank deposit bag containing a 1
large sum of- cash and checks, was \
dismissed in city recorder's court j
Tuesday t night, when) Judge O. 0. |
O'Farrell ruled that evidence was
The colored, woman was charged
with having picked up the bag which
had been dropped between the First !
National bank| and Plonk Motor Co.
In other cases.tried Tuesday night.
James "Bed" Oulnn, a sailor, was
fined $25 and p costs for hit-and-run
driving, the charge having resulted
from a wreck at the intersection of
the York road, and Highway 29, last
Thursday. Ouinn hit the car of Frank
Price, taxi operator, causing it to hit
another car) waiting for a light
change, and Oninn drove off. No
I civil charges were preferred against
| him. Mrs. Darwin Farris, passenger
tin the cab, was said to have sustained
Booker T. Leslie, negro home on j
furlough, wm sentenced to 60 day*
on the road*, suspended on payment
of IS and eoeta, whan (found guilty
of drunkenne** and restating arrest.
In cases previously settled, Marshall
Blvens, Ned White and Marvin
Hprouce paid the coat* when' found
guilty of publie drunkenness, and
(.larenee Compton, found guilty of
reekless driving, was fined $10 anil
* : ; ? i : \
? ^ m, "i*
FIVE CENTS PER OOP*
fl IM SHr^
WINS AWABD?Charles H. Oantt,
of Kings Mountain, navy pharmacist
mate, has been awarded the brouse
itar medal for bravery In action on
Iwo-Jima. CM*rlne Corps photo.)
Somewhere In The Pacific. ?
Charles 11. Oantt. a Navy corpsmap
rom Kings Mountain. N. C., attach
?d to the Fourth Marine Division,
lias been presented with the Bronra
tar Melal at a Pacific base tor his
bravery on Iwo Jinia when he crawled
through Jap machine gun fire to
rescue a wounded Marine.
Gantt. a Navy Pharmacist "s Mate,
second Class, was given the decoration
at an impressive ceremony by
Major Geueral Clifton 11. Gates, com
tiinuding general of the Fourth Di
vision. His citation follows:
"For heroic achievement in connection
with operations against the
enemy while serving as a medical
corpsman in a Marine infantry battalion
on Iwo .Tima. Volcano Islands,
on 14 March. 104.1 X a.ncic,c?l.
lied Marine was lying in a position
where enemy fire was so intense
that two other men near him were
unable to move enough to help him.
Gantt, with complete disregard for
nis own safety, crawled through the
?nemy machine gun fire until he
reached the wounded man, administered
first aid to him, and then, deipite
the enemy fire, crawled back
ir. his former position of safety behind
the front lines, dragging the
wounded man with him. His courage
and conduct throughout were In keep
ing with the highest traditions of tne
i'nited States Naval Service."
Oantt is the son of Mr. and Mr*
R. C. Oantt, of Kings Mountain, If.
0. ne saw his first action on Two
Local Horses Win
Events At Gastonia
Strolling Major, Byron Hector's
fine walking horse, took second place
tit the CiaMuuia horse show.
Strolling Major ?a> ridden by John
B. Plonk ami also took first in tho
open walking class in the afternoon
Daisy Taylor, also owned by Mr.
Keeter, took fourth iu the open walk
ing class. d
Sky Way, X. F. Mi-Gill's new walk
ing horse, ridden by Frances Thompson,
of Shelby, took first place in
the junior walking class and second
iu the open walking class.
S-Sgt. Charlie BaPafu, nusband
of the former Miss Betty Roberta,
has recently beeni promoted to that
rank, according to information received.
here. Het is serving in the
Clerks Find Buying
Bush After Holiday
Clerka in Kings Mountain retail
.establishments war* greeted by a
fush of buying when they came
back to work Tneeday morning following
the long LaW Day holiday.
, With a brisk autumn breeae to
step ap the buying umpt for winter
|appar?4, and with school opening
Adding to bnalnaes la the children's
department*, moat darks found
themselves rushed all day.
t Iks brisk baying continued on
Wednesday, though at a somewhat
jdower, pace, doe to September's
The stores were open Wednesday -4
Afternoon, |>u^ will does as osaal a
on future Wednesdays, according to
Merchants aanoclatlen offi iala. ,'j.