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Incorporated Kings Mountain 6^47
Iiamodlata Trading Am 15,000
(figures based cn regtatratlona of1
local War Price and Battening
VOflU 66 NO, 36
Lt. Com. B. C. Etheridge, U8Nt?,
husband of Mrs. Dorothy Patterson
Etheridge of Kings Mountain,
has recently been promoted to that
rank, according to information received
here. Lt. Com. Etheridge la
serving aboard the navy destroy
er U88 Edwards.
OOVBT or HONOB
The regular monthly Boy 8coui
Court of Honor will be he**.
Thursday night at 8 o 'clock at
City Hall. Application blanka
should be in the hands of O. W.
Myers not later than Thursday afternoon.
T-8gt. Billie B. Blanton, of
Kings Mountain, received an honorable
discharge from the army
last week, following his return
. from 37 months of overseas duty
with the Mediterranean Air Transport
Service. Sgt. Blanton holds
six battle stars and has served
more than six years in the army.
He returned to the United States
Members of the American Legion
ate ham and eggs at a Dutch
Supper at the home of Glee Bridges
Tuesday night. A large number
of Legionnaires, including
both veterans of World Wars land
II, were present. No business session
Cleveland County's September
victory bond quota has been set at
$198,044 in Series E, F, and G
bonds,' it was announced tbia week,
by George Blanton, of Shelby,
county war finance chairman.
WAB DADfl MEETING
Kings Mountain chapter of War
will hold their regular meeting Friday
night at 8 o'clock at the City
Hall, it was announced this week.
A full attendance ia being urged.
Cpl. C. E. Watterson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. L. Watterson, received
an honorable discharge from the
army at Fort Bragg on September
5. Cpl. Watterson, in service since
June 13, 1M2, served 28 months In
England and Africa "WTtti the eighth
Miss Rachel McClair, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. ''lain, entered
nurses' training at Memorial
Hospital, Charlotte, last Friday.
Members of the local post of the
VFW an.) War Dads will hold a
fish fry at the home of Glee Bridges
on Saturday night at 8 o'clock.
A spokesman for the organization
a said that some 2i><> pounds of fish
" are being prepared and a large
erowd is anticipated. Members are
ovno trt.l f\ Ksinn tVinis fomiltoa
??--*? % v? in ??^i mm lumulto
ami other guests. . NEW
B. B. Lewis, registered pharmaeist,
has accepted a position with
..Griffin's Drug Store, it was announced
this week by E. W. Griffin.
Mr. TiewU, a native of Ohio,
but for the past four years a citizen
of Lincoliiton, joined Griffin's
AT CITY HALL
Mrs. Edna Houser Saunders has
accepted a position, as bookkeeper
for the City of Kings Mountain, it
was announced Wednesday by H.
L. Bnrdette, city-manager. Mrs.
Saunders replaces*.\Mre. Iconise Martin,
[Members of the ftings Mountain
Klwanis elnb will entertain teachere
of the 'Kings Mountain school
r system at their regular meeting at
the Woman's club Thursday night
at 7 o'eloek, when J. G. Morrison,
county agent of Lincoln county,
_It1 ? U.. -1?v J k.
"?M vuurm IOO Ql?u Mil pjupfin/
Bp1 B. N. Bant*, superintendent of
Mkttll, annoaneed Wedneeday
?* enrollment gain of fX> over firat
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;J:' *?Bmai to aim Jtolow tut yttf, k?
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COMBAT TEAM HABD ON JAPSHenry
J. Kennedy, Jr., route ii. Kin
Winn, and Sgt. Lewi* N. Barts, <
marine corpe combat team who acco
operation. (Marine Corps photo.)
WPHTPBM Pifirw < , _
A- three-wan combat team ?f Norl
I Carolina Marines knocked off 1
Japs daring the Okinawa opermtioi
All members of a reeonnaissanse i
nit, Marine Corporal Henry J. Kei
nedy, Jr., 20, of route 2, Kings Moti
tain; Marine Private First Clai
Fred Oaylor, Jr., 22, of Hill stree
Warsaw; and Marine Sergeant Lev
is N. Barts, 21, of 207 Northeast A
enue, Kannapolis, share the credit fc
each Nip killed.
"We always work together," sai
Sergeant Barts. "Each of us dot
his job and it pays off." As an i
lustration, he told how the trio rou
ed three JapB out of one cave. .
Posting Kennedy on one aide c
the entrance and himself behind
I mound of earth n few yards in fron
the two waited while Oaylor climbe
: over the entrance of the rave an
tossed in a smoke grenade.
One was shot bv Bart as he ai
tempted to escape. The two othci
then rushed out of the cave firin
their rifles at Bart, only to be kil
ed by Kennedy and Oaylor.
This same kind of teamwork ?vn
used throughout the operation an
cost 17 more Japs their lives.
Corporal Kennedy who is the so
' of >?r. Henry J. Kennedy Sr., o
j route 2, Kings Mountain, fought a
Okinawa and Pelcliu as did his eon
! bat tckmmntes Private First Clas
I Oaylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fre
Oaylor, Br., of Hill street. Warsav
j and Sergeant Bart*, son of Mr. an
O. Barts of the Kai
Season Sept. 21
Rings Mountain's Mountaineer
will open their 1945 football sohe<l
ule In the high school stadium her
Friday afternoon, 8ept. 21, when the;
talcs on the strong Betn\pnt Abbe
team, it was announced this wee'
by J. R. Huneyutt, high school prtr
Mr. Huneycutt also anuounced ar
other home game, with Belmont hig
school October 12.
Still open Is the November 2 date
with arrangement! for a game wit
Bessemer City still tentative.
Thf schedule follows:
September 21?Belmont Abbey her
October S?Forest City, There.
Oct. 12?Belmont, itere.
Oct. 19?Newton, There.
Oct. 26?Cherrjrville at 8helhy.
Nov. ft?Ijenolr, Here.
Nov. 16?Shelby, Here.
Nov. .16?Hickory, there.
KINOB MOUNTAIN. N. C., TK
?Shown above are left to right, Opl.
g? Mountain, Pfc. Fred Oayior, Jr., of
>f Kannapolls, members of a three-man
anted for 20 Jape daring the Okinawa
ed For 20 Japs
-' Board Not Notified
h About Consolidation
(> aji Associated Press story carri"
ed In last Saturday's papers stated
u" that tba Kings Mountain War Price
l* and Rationing Board would he ain
bollshed hjr October 1, with the
? functions of the local board to be
(> handled by the Shelby board after
r" that date.
v Local board officials,'' However,
,r have received no official notification
of the consolidation, it was
| stated Wednesday morning.
'*: The AP account said that the con'
solidations effected in the Ohar'
lotte district would leave only 91
paid OP A officials, as compared
with 472 at the present time.
8 Meantime an employee of the local
board reported being "caught
^ up" with her work for the first
' time since she became affiliated
with the local board,
g - . ?
l- 74Y i^ast Sunday
s Attendance at seven Kings Moun,t
tain churches totaled 747 at- morning
I worship services last Sunday, while j
n church school attendance totaled 1,-!
f 082. j
tj Attendance at the final union scr- j
i I vice of the summer at First Presliv- i
iS terian church totaled 192.
Attendance by churches follows:
P( ARP: church school. 118. church,
i. Mncedonia Baptist: church school.
14.1. church. 90. night, 7-1. prayer
Second Baptist: church school, 173.
church. 104, night, 107, prayer meo'
Central Methodist: church school,
150, church. 120.
Orace Methodist: church school,!
153, church, 65, night. 52. prayer I
'* Lutheran: church school, 186, chur1
o First Presbyterian: church school.,
f 159, church, 84, night, 192.
I1, Cab Operators Warned
To Drive Carefully
h The Kings *Mqnr\tain board of aldermen.
in regular irionthly session at
S) the City Hall Tuesday night, issued
r' a warning to tari operator* to ohaerve
traffic ordinance* or face licence
revocation, passed an amend'tent
to the license tax ordinance to
? license professional bondsmen, and
| discussed plans for re surfacing cltv
City license fee for professional
bondsmen waa set at $10 per year.
The board also granted a "license
to sell beer to Elmer Harris, negro.
While no specific action was taken
regarding re surfacing of streets,
methods of financing the project, along
with probable coste, were disv.
UESDAY, SEPT. 13, 1915
On Theft Cocnt
Tommy Kuff, 16 year-old white
Kings Mountain textile worker, was
sentenced to serve five years in the
state peniteniary at Raleigh Monday
morning after pleading guilty to the
theft of 9210 in cash from an uncle.
Ed Connard. of West Gaston la.
The disposition came in the second
case to be railed as the September
term of Gaston Superior Court for
the trial of criminal cases got under
way with Judge W. H. 8. Burgwyn
on the bench.
Ruff recently served a year and
eight months in the Jackson Trtining
School near Concord for an offense
occurring in Kings Mountain.
Corvnard told the court that he
and a relative had been saving the
money to purchase a homestead, and
that they had nearly accumulated enough
money for the purpose.
Ruff admitted that he had been
planning the theft for a "long
time." Asked to what purpose he
had put the money, he explained
that he had bought a Buit of clothes
had paid some board in Charlotte,
and hail spent some of it on a woman
with whom he had spent the night.
"Tf T had that woman here 1
would give her five years, too." de
clared Judge Burgyn, "for eontribu
ting to the delinquency of a child
yhy. this boy^J.' he said, "is scarcely
old enough to be off his nurse'?
knee. And here he is up here without
compunction bragging about
sleeping with a woman."
Rev. Elam McSwain
Claimed By Death
ftpv. r.lum MeAwftln rtH relSrpr
Baptist minister, and prominent far
mer died Saturday morning at tbre*
o'clock at bis bottle In the Oak Grovi
cofiitnnnitv. ' t
He is survived by his wife, &fr?
Annie Blanche McSwain; one sdQ, Lt
Clyde McSwain, U. 8. Navy, station
td at Great Lakes, 111., two daught
ers, Mrs. Wray Thornburg of thi
Oak Grove community, Mrs. Ceci
Lovelace of Tampa, Fla., three all
t?rs. Mrs. John Hamrick of Boilin)
Springs, Mrs. Henry Pearson of nea
Gaffney, S. C.. and Mrs. David Love
lace of 8helby. Also surviving are c
Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon at 3 o'clock at th<
Oak Grove Baptist church. The pas
tor, Rev. C. C. Crow, conducted th<
services, assisted by Rev. Lutbei
Hawkins, of Gastonia. Burial tool
place in the church cemetery.
A di IUII ixeceives
T-4 Lynwood Parton, son of Mr
and Mrs. H. R. Parton, of Ki 11 j?j
Mountain, received an honorable dls
charge front the army Tuesday, fot
lowing his return from the Europeun
theater of operations last week.
Tech. Parton, discharged via th?
point route, had a total of 103 point!
andparticipatcd in five major e?i
gagetnents in France and Germany a.a
mechanic with an infantry service
Tech. Parton is one of the few
Kings Mountain men who holds two
He entered service in September
1040 and was discharged the following
year. Re-enlisting in February of
1042. he received training in thb
United States before going overseas
for a 20-month tour of duty.
In addition to his five battle stars,
for the Normandy, Northern France,
Rhineland, Ardennee and Central htc
ropean engagements, he holds the
combat infantryman's badge, and
the good conduct medal.
Entering France via famed Omahs
beach six days after D-Day, he fou
ght in the hedge-row area, and throu
gh the maior battles which resulted
in the final defeat of the Germane
He describes the hedge row fightind
and Battle of the Bulge (Anionnee)
as the toughest and nastiest fighting
"I "didn't get a scratch," he says,
"except maybe some skin barns 1
got bpeanse I dived into fox holet
He returned to the United Stat*
via air, eatehing a B-17 from Mar
settle to Caaablanca, a C M to Dakai
and Natal, and a C-47 into Miami
where he arrived in September
To Speak At
1945 City Tax Levy
is 60 Percent Paid
8. A. Crouse, city dark, reported
Wednesday that $30,743.88 in 1048
I taxes bad been pre-paid through
| September 10. the fi$ure represent
I lng 60.74 percent of the total 1848 ,
The total tax levy for King*
Mountain la $65,424.70.
Ha also reported that $61,969.60
| or 96 percent of the 1944 levy had '
been paid, to establish one of the j
best records for tax collection the j
city baa known.
In the official sale of property
| for 1644 taxes held Monday, only
> $475.27 of the 1944 levy remained i
j to be paid.
i Appreciation Stated For j
- Horse Show Help
' Holland P. Dixon, president of the j
Kings Mountain Lions club, and W.
K. Mauney, Jr., general chairman of
I 1 the club's recent Labor Day horse
show, issued a statement this week
i thanking all business firms and eit'
! riens who helped make the show a
' , a success. ' |
Named specifically were the mer1
| chants and business firms who bou- j
| ! ght advertising in the official horse
* j show program, local exhibitors, the
I City of Kings Mountain which aided .
in preparation of the horse show ring
and owners of the York road propj
ertv where the show ring and stands |
, were erected. |
I' -we could not have had a success-'
i ful show had It not been for the'
| fine cooperation we received," they
' stated, "and we wish to state pUbj
lieJy our appreciation, both for ourselves
and on behalf of the Lions
I club, to the owners of the propef.y
i at the old ball park, the exhibitois,
I City of Kings Mountain, merchants
! and business firms, and spectators fori
their part in making this event a
i successful one."
Blanton Is Awarded
' Bronze Star Medal
8-Sgt. Clarence E. Blanton of
Kings Mountain, son of Mr. and Mrs.
I \V. C. Blanton, has been awarded th
! bronze star medal for meritorious a'
I chievement in connection with mill;
tary operations in the Southwest PaI
cific area, according to information
recently received here.
Mnrried. Sgt. Blantonwife re!
sides at LtrfTe Mountain. 8. C.
| The citation accompanying the a- j
i ward follows:
'Staff Sergeant Clarence E. Blan|
ton. Quartermaster Corps. T'nijen
States Army. For meritorious achievement
in connection with militarv
* operations against the enemy in the
Southwest Pacific area and in the
I Philippine Islands from 25 January 1
1 1945 to 1 May 101"). The plntoon ?> !
a quartermaster bakery company orj
' ' whicli Staff Sergeant Rlnnton was a j
I wen'her hail been operating on two i
i islands when order* came to ntov? i
' T'nder Stnff Sergeant Rli.nton's able I
leadership and assistnnci. tne tw I
! seetions were collected from the '* I
lanils and loaded on five different I
ships with the least possible confu*
inn and loss of time. On arrival nt |
; Mindoro. Staff Sergeant Rlnnton had j
' the difficult task of collecting the
) e .
i equipment which had been landed on
two beaches and getting the bakery J
j into operation as quick as possible, j
| When the platoon landed on Minda- (
' j nao, both men and equipment wer? |
1 ?o well organised that the hnkerc
was turning out bread 24 hours after
' debarkation. This record was made
' possible by the exemplary leadership
of Staff Sergeant Rlanton in organ |
, ir.ing his platoon into a solid cooper
ative unit, and by his able assistance
to his commanding officer."
' Bridges Airport
Now In Operation
Bridges Airport. Olee Bridges' fly- I
t ing field off Oold street was In op- !
eratlon Sunday an plane* beg#B landing
and taking off on the new alr!
A 17PP-foot ronway has Keen vlr'
tually completed, and Mr. Bridges
?aid he expected to lea*e the airport
t to'Martin Plying Service, of Oastonia.
r FALSE ALARM
The fire alarm turned In TuesI
day night proved to be falae. Tt
I waa the only alarm of tba week.
i n paKes
* U Today
FIVE CENTS PEB COP)
Preai<lent Harry H. Truman is eaDec
ted to visit Kilioa If i?? K-.
m _ __ ? Mvuu?wtu unfc"
tlefielil anil make aa address on November
2 in conjunction with a trip
to Statesville, according to information
given Senator Clyde R. Hoey
8enator Josiah W. Bailey at a conference
with the North Carolina Senators
The observance of the 165th anniversary
of the Battle of Kings Mountain,
which turned the tide of victory
in the Revolutionary War to the colonies,
will thus be Mlvanced from
October 7 to November 2 to coilp
cide with President Truman's visit.
President Herbert Hoover came to
Kings Mountain on October T, 19UU,
and made an address in the observance
of the sesqui-centennial anniversary
of the famed battle.
In the years since 1930, great celebrations
have not been held, though
patriotic organizations of Kings
Mountain and surrounding cities customarily
conduct ceremonies at the
battleground on October 7.
Last spring, Mr. Truman was Invited
to Kings Mountain hy 8enator
State Senator Lee B. Weathers,
of Shelby, was named general chairman
of the committee on arrangements
for the President Truman
visit on November 2 at a supper
for county employees and officials
held at the home of Glee Bridges,
county board chairman, here last
night. General plana stated call for
Inclusion of York county, 8. C., and
Gaston count; In addition t<? Cleveland
county, a parade in Kings
Mountain featuring military kmitlt
and units to precede Mr. Truman's
address at the battleground.
Dignitaries from the slate and naUhH
in Wnnt^l ?? ' * ?
i tnuntn'a adrtiw at the Ktoft |
Mountain Battleground. . *
Hoev sboitly after hi? becoming
president. The suggestion originally
came from the county board of commissioners
aud State Senator Lee
B. Weathers, of Shelby, wrote Ma
Hoey concerning the possibility of a
j The invitation was tendered to Mr.
| Truman, who expressed bis hope that
he would be able to come to Kings
| Mountain, hut he stated that no definite
plans could be mapped until
the Potsdam conference was over.
1 The .Vort"u Carolina 8enators renewed
the invitation on Tuesday and
j the announcement was forthcoming
immediately following the meeting.
Plans have not been made for tne
visit of Mr. Trumou, but Glee A.
Bridges, chairman of the board of
county commissioners, said Wednesday
that a committee of citizens
from Kings Mountain and Shelby will
be named within the next few days
to map the program of events and
make other necessary arrangements
for the Truman visit.
Mr. Truman will speak at Statesville
in connocticm with a non-offi,.iu1
t ? 1- - C?.1
... iuc ..urm v iiroiik.
It will lie the first trip South
for President Truman; and is to ho
followe.l t.v visits to Atlanta md
Poit Refining, Ga.
John Floyd. commander of Otis I>.
Greene Post No. loo. Anieriean legion.
nnnouneeil this week personne.
of post committees for the year 194.148.
The appointments follow (First*
namcil serves as chairman):
Membership: John Gladden, Paul
Mauney, G. A. Bridges, R. D. Miller,
O. O. Walker and P. O. Ratterree.
Finance: N. F. MeOill, J A. Nela
ler, W. L. Plonk.
House and Entertainment: R. I).
Miller, Hal D. Ward, John Weaver,
Legal: J. R. Davis, F. R. Rummer*,
W. E. Blakely.
Publicity: Martin Harmon, Ladd
W. Hamriek, W. B. W instead.
Service: J. B. Keeter, Clarence l?.
Black, John Mauney.
Poat Child Welfare: P. O. Ratterree,
J. D. Smith, T. A. Pollock.
Defense: W. L. Plonk, J. W (Hadden,
Disaster Relief, Etc.: H L. Burdette,
J. E. Herndon, Chas. A. Ooforth.
Athletics: Luther Morrison, Chas.
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