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V 1 KXWAWIS MBBKNO
*? 1 , Ber.v J. D. Sheppard, paitor of
,V.^ 1 Recension Lutheran church, of
.V 1 Shelby, will address members of
I ths Kings Mountain ftiwanis club
I at thsir regular meeting at the Wo1
Beau's Club Thursday . night at
-- ; 1 6)80. Bev. Mr. Sheppard is a memI
bar ot the Shelby Kiwanis dub.
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1* John Anthony, of 8helby, has
;'?< t>eeb named Cleveland County ehair*
i<s pan of the annual March of Dimes
Vampalgn, it was announced last
rede. Proceeds from the campaign
p? used to eombat Infantile para"rM
' 1 XXBOUTXVB8 DXmfHB
' ^ IMexnbers of Cleveland County
Icecutivea club will bear an ad m
by Willard Mayberry, author,
kveler, editor, farmer and cowV,
at the dinner meeting of the
lup at Hotel Charles, Shelby,
may night. The dinner at 7:00
lock will be preceeded by a rt y
4ion at 6:48.
I city mnawa tam
lags Mountain motorists who
34 not already pnrehaaed city 11<4
tagi~~ wore advised to get
tl this week by City Manager
. ' Burdette, who said that A
?l automobiles will be made
ttniag February 1. Tags are on
W the City Hall.
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' Ion Both, president of the
, .*;iW|Mountaln Merchants aeeociay^v^>444aid
this week that a general
tarn ship meeting' would be held
''/ ' night, January 28th, to lay
V-e;'.- fhLr the annual banquet raeettisj
be held in February to
ff other important mat
tar?aisU( to Oft operation of
V/.'.C, . "thehniiation. Included on the
be appointment of a
. i MWrf^Dtie^D.~Grtene Port
Heg? Legion, will holA
4i?i*ulai January meeting at
??|eaey sight at
Commander Paul Maun^^Ss.;A'<
tflfv'^eednt Legion pine to all_
Worllr n members who hare
not 4d them, according to
annoAut by Robert Miller,
' Jrw MBBXXMO
Thia pew members were
a^or? 1 members of Johnny W.
:^>vp-' ?a?k*,t No. 2208, VFW, aa
^h* redemi-monthly meeting of
< the pot at City Hall Tuesday
"night. Voting was largely conyjjdti
j? f: fined t| business, which ineroded
L 0f the adjutant and
f qpartera Membership of the
organise now far exceeds 800,
)$i b?r xAsekb
; Ur. L-lker, Kings Mountain
4*?ti**> appointed a member ,
sS:'0' fK the Qxd county health
byW-offic lo members of I.
the IfOUjU, announced Wed
1 A. Bridget, chair^
hu -recently re/i^aeWed
the hg certificate of
HR|^MF?nM;')t1i^ W the War Departiilrt.
M*. m M Mi Mrs.
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1945 Receipts j
At Postof f ice
Postal receipt! at the King* Moantain
postoffice totaled $40,921.58 in
1945, according to figure* released
yesterday by W: E. Blakely, poetmaster.
The total for the year (receipts represent
sale of stamps alone) vtas
more than $2,000 lees than the $48,
003.78 in 1044, the drop being attributed
to the decline in mail to service
men la the final quarter, bat in other
departments, business at the Kins*
Mountain poatoffice boomed.
Receipts, in spite of the lasl quarter
drop, were still eufficient to keep
the.Joeal office listed aa a first clasi
Postal savings jumped from $07,783
on January 1, 1945, to $104,107
on January 1, 1946. This figure two
years age was only $39,119.
Mr. Blakely's report also showed
that purchase of money orders took a
big Jump during .1945, with total purchases
of $208,985.12 by 20,161 money
order uaeru, as compared with a
total of $170,910.11 by 19,058 purchases
la 1944. * - The
number of December cancellations,
boomed by the big Christmas
season rush, was 259,900.
Following are 1945 postal receipts
by quarters: January March, $10,894.70;
April June, $10,275.82; July
September, $9,994.29; October December,
Quarterly totals for 1944 (in the
same order) were: $9,095.95; $9,753.97;
1946 Masonic Officers
Installed Monday Night
Officers of Fairview Lodge No.
339, A. F. and F. M., were installed
for 1949 at the meeting of the Lodge
Monday night, at which time re
porta for 1945 showed the Lodge had
enjoyed one of its most successful 1
Officers iaetafifid- were: W. K- .
CKook, Blaster ' (re-elected); C. J. i
Oault, Jr., senior warden; William A. I
Walker, junior warden; J. C. Keller,
treasurer; and O. C. OTa^rell, secre- ,
tary (re elected.
Appointive officials for 1946 include:
Allen H. Herndon, senior dee- 1
con; Taul W. Owens, junior deacon; t
D. K. Tate, senior Stewart; B. H. f
Oault, Junior stewart. t
It was announced that W. C. Tim- 1
mons has become affiliated with 8
Fairview Lodge by transfer from the 8
lodge at Charleston, S. C. I1
I .inns HparJ
Member* of the Kings Mountain g
Lion* elnb heard a report on club ac- a
tivitiee for the past *iz month* and^
an addreea by Diatriet Governor Ed- t
ward McMahan, of Brevard, at their t
regular meeting at1' the Woman'* g
elub Tuesday night. t
Billy White, Clarence Flower* and \
Paul Walker were welcomed to mem- ?
berahip in the elub by W. L. Plonk, g
past president. t
In his address, Mr. McMahan said
that Lions, through tontinued prac- e
tics of their principles of liberty, in
D->VI kH? uaviuu, (>
eould do much to be a tremendous t
factor in determining whether the j
atomic age would -become a golden f
age or/whether the world'would toon 0
be chaoe and destrtittien.
He cited the history of Lioniam, f
stating that Lioniem was a new idea, e
a social elub tuat would also render j
service organised in 1917. He prats' t
ed the program of aiding the blind ,
and needy. f
"Thath why vfh*ve grown to j,
what waare today," he said. a
, "My instruction' to the individual
Idea," ha eaathsaed, "Is Iff be. I ,
good Lion. Take literally your (
eode of ethics. Then you will be living
the type of life which wil take
fan anywhere. Be a missionary for !
Ml la year daily living, In bnslmees t
everywhere. Encourage ' people of p
Irear community |p think tn better
nthii oju u <tu fmt. i* ,
tad pr?Mh e<x?par?tlon wkUfc win 4
MMd a i*fe! PMM, praajxnrttjr, 1
?d mod .wBDwr ' 1
Mr. McMaha. wtldjlkM th? otub.
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KXVO0 MOUKTAIN, M. O., 1
Prizes To Go To
For Clothing Can
William Plonk, chairman of J?ings
fountain's Victory Clothing Collecion,
announced this week that plans
or a successful drive in Kings Mounain
are going forward, stating that
irizes will be offered the room at
ix Kings Mountain city and county
chools for writing of be9t friendly
etters to be included with the garcents
going to Europe, the Philiplines
and war-ravaged nations.
It is hoped, said Mr. Plonk, that
nough letters will be written, both
iy school children and by citizens
ontrlbuting clothing, to include a let
er with each garment aent oversea*.
Goal of the campaign is 7,500
garments from the Kings Mountaiu
Farther detail* of the prlee conest
for schools will be announced
text week, bat present plan is to
Ive a prise to the classroom at Cenral,
West, East, Park Grace, BethVare
and Davidson school which sub
lite the best worded and neatest
youp of letters to be included with
Clothing depots will be schools and
harches and the Woman's Club.
Active collection here is to be conentrated
during the final 10 days of
he nation-wide drive from January
1-31, due to the lack of facilities
or storing garments for a long perld.
"I wish to urge all eitlsens to berin
immediately to gather their old
lothing for sending overseas," Mr.
Monk said. "Garments presented to
he collection may be worn, but they
honld be setvieeable. It's a chance
or Kings Mountain to do its share
n building international jfood will
ind in preventing future ware."
Articles of usable clothing partic
ilarly desired are: eeatd, suite, trousirs,
skirts, dresses, shirts, sweaters,
inderwear, shoes, falso traloshea. over
bow, robbers), ptjtmu, night
lowai, knitwear, blankets, bedding
>ieee goods, remnants, draperies.
The following items are sot deslrAi
strati hate, toys, feather beds,
Blows, mattresses, novelties, and
loneebold ftfrnlsh logs.
, eukwHnm 4^m aasnsaAm
. /'(WulT or lOlfOE
The ^^^.fM ?ioe*^Obnrt e*
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rmnuiDAT, jajtuaxt 10, m?
f PUtPWOOD CA
<*' ?lf? ijmilii
aflnHlon of the valuable contributl
a per has made to the nation's wc
by its efforts to increase the pre*
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Tax Listing Underway;
Early Listing Urged
J. B. Ellis, county tax lister who is
also taking listings for the city, said
this week that a large number of
persons had responded to the appeal
to list early, but said that more early
listing is required if citizens are
to avoid the last-minute rush before
the January 31 deadline.
Mr. Ellis is in the courtroom of
IV . .U. V.11 Jail. a.aa.i
i cue civ/ u?u umti/ cjvccpv iuuuu^i
to take property listings. On Mondays
he is at Grover. All men between
the ages of 21 and 50 are required
to list for poll taxes, regardless
of whether they own any personal
or real property, and all persons
owning property are required to list.
Penalties are provided for persons
who fail to list during January.
HARRTT.T. REJ<JTNS BOTJLIONY
Thornton' Harrill, son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. A. Harrill who recently
was honorably discharged from the
army, left Kings Mountain Tuesday
to rejoin B. H. Bonligny, Inc., of
Charlotte, electrical contractors. Mr.
Harrill expected to be in Spartanburg,
8. C., for his first assignment
with the firm. He was affiliated
with this firm before entering the
J. R. Davis Urj
Of Chamber C
J. B. Davis, prominent Kings Ifoun
tain lawyer, this week urged organisation
of a Kings Mountain Chamber
of Commerce as a needed organisation
to aid tho commercial aim industrial
growth of the eity.
In making the statement concern
ting a uitamoer of commerce, Mr.
Davia had the rapport of many Kings
Mountain bnelaeee and industrial
leaden jsrho hare expressed theme>1res
recently as being reTy interested
in the formation of this organisation.
Mr. Deris called attention to aa
editorial appearing in last week**
State Magasiae oa the subject. The
editorial, entitled "Chambers of
Commerce," follows: ?
"Mare you got a good lire chamber
of commerce in your town!
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Lackey Resiga? Jj
Church Position r
J. C. Lackey, well-known Kings tf
Mountain business man and for the
past 36 years treasurer of St. Matthew's
Lutheran church, resigned that ^
position Sunday, as members of the
church elected officers for the forthcoming
Mr. Lackey was praised for his ser J*'
vice to the church during these years,
Paul McGinnis was named by the
church council to succeed Mr. Lackey. .
Elected to serve on ^the church ^
council for three-year terms were J- p
O. Plonk, W. K. Mauney, L. C. Dettmar
and George W. Mauney, while _
Aubrey Mauney was elected lay-dele- I
gate to the church synodical meeting ^
and W. K. Mauney was named alter- w
nate. Councilmen elected Sunday sue- I
ceed the following who have served
for three years: A. 8. Kiser, S. A.
Crouse, Hugh Ormand . and J. E.
Reports were beard from the pas- '
tor, treasurer, Sunday Sohool super- '
intendent and from auxiliary organi- '
FAUE ALARM <
City firemen answered an alarm '
taking them to the home of Frank
Roberta on E. King street Sunday 1
afternoon about 1:30, but on arrival
they found only some burning !
trash, according to Fire Chief
Orady King. 1
ommerce Here ;
pertains to the advancement and pro- <
greet of a community. Without such <
a service, a town is decidedly handcapped.
"Practically every town it going i
to eee a sizable boom during the next 1
year or two. There will be new industrial,
new retail busineaa, new I
civic projects and many other things *
It is the chamber of commerce that
helps steer all thee# projects along
the proper course.
"During this postwar era, chambers
of commerce are going to play g
I mere important part in the pragieet I
| of a town than ever before- Manv 1
town* -tot thair local orguiutioti dU
Integrate while tha war was la piw
grace. If 70a want jraar town to koap 1
pa?a with other* la yoar carttoa of
tha atat*, yaa *MM a*a to U Jgi*
th? W chamber V eammaroe if. rtrtrad.
TecU ?a?_th*ilt will- pay
FIVE CfcNTb PEK OOr i ^
kV. King Site 1
X 7*11 n "i T 1
w hi Be used
7or Hospital 1
Plans for the 50-bed Kings Mounlin
hospital, which will be built on
>.65 acres of West King street prop
ty, have been submitted by Walter
'. Hook, Charlotte architect, and j'j
>proved by the county's board of
jspital trustees, according to an anjuncement
Wednesday by a spokesno
for that body.
The trustees also announced that
tey hoped to secure a landscaper at
i early date to lay plans for the
rounds, and said they also antleipad
receiving at an early date ths
chitect's conception of the hospital.
The total Acreage was obtained as
6.88 acres from the B. S. Plonk elite
for $4,000, with three smaller '
acts donated, including 1.62 acres
r the Kings Mountain Country , "
Ub association, 1.77 acres by W. A.
illiams, one of the three Number 4
wnship representatives on the
oard 'of trustees, and .38 acre by
ie Kings Mountain Bonded Wareiuse.
Principal amount of the building
nd of almost $200,000, will ^ corns
om Cleveland Countv. following nai
ge by * landslide last summer of a
ispital bond issue. The bond issue
ovides $1?0,000 for the building of
In addition, there will be available
proximately $30,000 from the este
of Miss Lottie Goforth, and an
Idltional $5,000 has Been given to
r interested citizens, it was announc"Naturally,"
the spokesman statI,
"erection of the hospital will dend
greatly on the availability of
bor and materials, both hard to ob- ? .
in $t the present time, bnt ws are
ippy to be able to announce that a
te has been obtained and plans ap*
ifficers And Directors
i Bank Aft. .Reelected
All officers and directors of the
irst National bank were re-elected
the annual stockholders meeting of
ie bank, held Tuesday afternoon, as
survey of the bank's new quarrs
was made, and the stockholders
cpressed themselves as pleased with
ie operation of the bank and with
p rebuilt niinrtprs.
Officers of the bank are F. R. Burners,
president; R. L. Mauney, viceresident;
B. 8. Neill, executive viceresident;
M. B. Winstead, cashier;
id L. G. Hord, assistant cashier.
Directors re Dr. L. P. Baker, G.
. Bridges, W. K. Mauney, R. L.
'suney, B. 8. Neill, P. M. Neisler,
. R. Suqgmers and M. A. Ware.
*low On Trial
Oalther Led better, Kings Mountain
textile operator end formerly
proprietor of a service station-road- ,
loose on the 0rover road, went on
rial In Cleveland Superior Court
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
in charge of eeoond degree murder
>f Robert Brakefleld, who died following
a shooting altercation at
Ledbetter's establishment last summer.
; Testimony was heard by the
Jury and Presiding Judge F. Don
Phillips of Rockingham from seven
state witnesses and a number of
iiuneur witnesses for IMbttUi
jeforo the court adjourned Wednas1*7,
and the trial la scheduled to
M contlnuad Thursday.
State Patrolman Hal Ward, who
tiad Investigated the case, and who
la one of the pioeeeailon w Unseats,
laid the cases would probably be
lisp seed of by noon Thnraday.
Judge Phillips ordered Led better,
who has been free under bond dm
tho mooting, held without bend until
the and of tho trial
The defense witnesses all tesMHed
as to Lsdbettar's good charnetsr.
Called on the stand by the prose
cation were Dewey TaBa of Ktnfcs
Moists In, and let! PhQbpa, halph
hand all. OUrey Mnlllnay and Prpd
Humphries, all of death - Oarolldlf 1
Patrolman Ward and *. B. Ouytdn,
fenMr thy itri'irmi
Conviction en the eeoond degree
charge calls for a sent en oe not tr
leesdlag 80 year* Id, prison.
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