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BATLSY RE8ION8 *
8. E. Batley, for the past several <
months a member of the . King* ]
.Mountain police force, bat recently i
resigned hie 'poet to eceept police i
employment elsewhere, according to
an announcement by B. L. Burdettd,
eity manager. The resignation
is effective March 1, bat Mr.
, v Batley has been given a two-week '
vacation. No replacement has been 1
</ secured, Mr. Burdette said. '
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HOLIDAY ON FRIDAY
Mrs. Mary B. Gofortb, manager 11
of the local USES office, annoan- (
* eed this week that the , office
-would' be closed Friday in observanee
of the national holiday eelo- ,
bra ting Qeorge Washington's birthday.
The office is open Mondays '
V through Fridays. i
' KXWAN1B FROO&AM f
Miss Dorothy Biehey, limestone
college director of dsamaties, will I
PPWB*1-* oao-act play "Suppress- 11
ad Pwftw" M til* regular meet- ja
log Of tU King* Mountain Kiwan- 1
I* club Thursday night at 0:SO at
tha Woman'a Club-. The eaat win
iaahsde Hal da GlUies, aa Stephen '
IhewiUr, aa architect; Verniee <
- CTataa, aa Henilatta Brewster, hia 1
; wife; and Helen McMillan, aa Mr- 1
bel, Henrietta's sitter. 1
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Maleohn Campbell, dean of the i
textile aekool at State eallege, Ba- <
f laigh, wHI aiMraaa members of tha i
Kings lfonatala Ltoaa ehib and i
large hamber of gaaeta at the rofotar
meeting of Aa organisation at <
' . the Woman'a ehib Tuesday - night
"Shelby will be guests of the elab, ]
*>' al?C iMtk eeveral textile machinery "
experts (torn other cities. Charlie <
- Man la ehairman of the committee i
surtaaghtg the meeting.
Miss Frances Summers, who is a
student at Marion college, Marion,
Vs., baa been elected to membership
in the Delta Beta ehgpter of
Phi Theta Kappa Sorority.' This' is
: ; the national Honorary Scholastic
; , Society for Junior colleges.
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'! ACTIVITY PBOORAM
5 # Sohedule of Saturday' activity
program, aa announced by Earl <
'< . Bath, recreation director,, follower
i y ?:30-11:10, grammar echool boya;
1:80-^:15, high echool boye; 3:15i
4:80, glrla. A total of 107 partiel- ,
pated In the Activities at the high
s( school gymnaeium laat Saturday.
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BACK FXOM JHBVIGB
Five more Hinge Mountain men
V; have recently been eeparated from
*" the army. They are New McGill,
mi of Mr. and Mre. T. P. Me,
;jr 0111,1*. C. L. Early, Jr., eon of ]
'Mr.^M lCre. a lb Early, Varaer ,
Howard, who nerved * in Europe, i
Leopard Abernathy, who eerved in
Hawaii, and Bhrney Black, son of
Mr. and Mre. Clarenee Black. <
- STATE TAX AID
B. Lb Armour, collector for the
> state department of revenue, announeed
this week that he would
< be at;'the City: Hall hehe on March
->> ' 1, 5, 0 And 7 to aaeist Klaga Monn.
tain citiaene in preparing *tat? in.
, tieee* Uridi; la olmi ?bm of
Omn W?blagtoa'o birthday, a
4. llpl tUk MJMar, it wu anaoan *<
by official* of tbo bask tkia
City Bus Serv
City bus service will be inaugurated
here by Kings Mountain Bus com
3any on March 1, it was announced
Ihis week by Hal 8. Plonk, manager
at the company.
The company will operate under a
franchise granted by the city, and
will begin operation with two buses
in service, operating on regular hourly
schedules in the morning, and on
kalf-honr schedules in the afternoons.
The fare will be 10 cents.
Mr. Plonk said that the buses will
tie of the latest, most-modern type
ior city use, with a capacity of 29
passengers, comfortable seats of am)!e
width, ,and with air-conditioning
He also said the firm would a^d
kdditional buses and expand scbedues
as, traffic demands, and as quickly
as' addltiobal"busee became available.
Terminal point will be the corner
>f Mountain street and Battleground
ivenne in front of the First National
Present plan of operation calls for
s shuttle service between the Marines
and Sadie mills, via the Phenlx
mill, with operation to begin at 5:80
s. m., on an hourly basis until 2 p.
m. This servlee will then be operated
on a half-hour schedule.
Also to be operated is a round-trip
pick-up servlee on the CherryvillS
sad Shelby roads, to be ran six times
tally, the hours coinciding with shift
changes la local In oat rial plants. The
route of this bus follows: terminal
point to Oanaler street, north on
Chnaler to Walker, east oa Walker to
Nv Piedmont avenue, north on Piedmont
t# Barrett's atsn?? nisislag
oath ob Ckenyvttto not, by Oorm
Mill, to Piedmont arenas, thenee rio
Walker street to King street, west
?n King to Shell service station on
Shelby rood, and retaining by King
itreet to Battlegroand avenue and
to terminal point.
"We plan to give the patrons the
best in comfortable equipment," Mr.
Plonk sad, "and schedules will be
adjusted and expanded according to
the needs of the patrons."
. Full arrival and leavng schedules
are to be announced next week.
Jessie Thomas Bollocks, charged
irith breaking add entering and arson
in connection with a robbery at
rnemx store sometime ago, wm
bound over to Superior eourt in preliminary
hearing in city recorder's
Janet Mitchell went to jail for 80
days on failure to pay costs for public
Lester L. Self was given a suspended
sentence for drunken driving, .
on payment of a $00 fine and eoets,
and Early Morning Lail, who faeed
the same charge, was given a 00-day
term, suspended on payment of 'a
Jfine of $60 and coats. In addition, I
his driver's license was suspended for
Daisy Williams, charged with vio-*
lating the liquor laws, appealed the
judgment of the court.
The. following were assessed with
the eoets for drunkenness: John
(Fat) Clemens, James Orier, . H. B.
Belk, Andrew Q. Johnson, Edward D.
Forte|berry and Hasel Smith.
On the same charge, Wilbur M.
Benton and Bofns Woods were fined
$0 'had* costs and John 8tevsnson
was fined $10 and costs.
John B. Boyster, Jr., found guilty
of drinking in a public plaee, was
taxed with the eoets, and Charles
a was ? - - - -
IOUM gt?"y or reemeM art* II
C*r*on, SIHtf ^BoUU Collin* wilt b*
DXU MOUMTAUf, N. 0. THUUD
. . M . |
iy Will Begin
ice March 1 I
Piedmont Bug Kill
Kay Suspend Operation ;
J. B. Herndon, ovs?r of Plod- !
tnoyrt- fto# Mill, sold Wednesday .
that the firm My' bo fofrced to
suspend operations In the near fu- .
tore due to iuUUty to obtain nood
The mill Is mot operating low i
than an hour daily, Mr. Herndon i
stated, and ho said the machinery 1
may possibly bo sold or leased In
order to fro# the building for Some
other typo of manufacturing opera- j1
Principal hold-tip on production la 1
inability .to obtain loopor dipt. Mr. '
Hertulon aaid they are simply un- *
buyable at the OP A ceiling price
of aeren and one-fealf oents per
pound." He said he understood the
dips were bringing so cents a
3 (and on black market sales. 4
The Kings Mountain city t>oard, at I
their Februarjr meeting last Thu|r*dsy
sight, set a 30-minute parking
limit on a portion of the main strdet '
parking areas in the downtown bualsees
Specifically, the . 30-minute limit' !
will apply to ears parked on the eeet
(curb) side of Battleground avenue, 4
asd on the south tide of Mountain
street, from the corner of the Fife: <
National k?V *k- -11? ,s- -
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the office* of Dr. J. E. Anthony. * ;
The board also revoked the beer
lleeas* of Jemee Wede, colored, op- l
of. Blue Moon cafe, end inn-1
M a beer license to Janie Whisnant,
'Misted, operator of a cafe on Cher- '
Bites For Patterson i
Baby Held On Sunday |'
Patricia Anne Patterson, infant '
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Pat- '
tenon, Phenix Mill No. 1, died Fri- '
day morning at 7:30.
Surviving are her parents and the (
following brothen and sisters, Mrs.
Forrest Dixon of Spindale, Mrs. Alice
Short of Kings Mountain, Mazell,
Jessie Marie and Ella Faye of the
home, C. D. Patterson, Odell Patterson,
Herman Patterson, Boyce Patter
son, O. W. Patterson, Jr., John 8teve I
Patterson and Marshall Patterson. i
Also surviving are her grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Burgin of Spindale
and Mr. and Mrs. B. H Patter
son of Eddeyville.
ISintnl V.1J a?J
? ? >vva n vtc UCIU DUUUC J
afternoon at 8 o'clock at the Moontain
View Baptist church with the
pastor, Rer. Floyd Hollar, offteiati1
Boy Scout Fioai
Kings Mountain Scouters, after an ^
early-bird breakfast at the Woman's
Club at 7:30 Wednesday morning,
launched the annual campaign for
funds as Kings Mountain's share in
the Piedmont Council quota of $26,000.
The Kings Mountain quota is 01,200.
The 35-odd Bcouters present heard
a short talk by Henry McKelyte,
Piedmont Council president, and W.
K. Mauney, finance chairman an-,
aouneed his solicitation committees.
Initial reports Wednesday afternoon
Indicated that epnsttevfole progress
had been mads (Wring the djyy.
"Kings Mountain has always giyen
strong rapport to ths Boy Scout
"Scouting bpilds good citiaens,
'tad laeestment ln Scouting it the
munity can malte for the future,"
J. B. Herndon, chairman of the
1046 Bed Or Mi fund campaign,
hga celled a Stenting of ednoiittofte
to bo bold at&be Oitr. Hall court
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Herndon *ald the mooting woqfd
Al^f?lUlUAAk Uf IMu
Bev. H. E. Jones, [castor of Grace
Methodist church which was almost
totally destroyed by fire Sunday
norning, said Wednesday that members
of the church are already laying
plans for the building of a new
>difiee which would cost $30,000
The Sunday morning fire which
ased the former structure resulted l.i
in estimated $20,000 loss, only one'ourth
covered by insurance.
The pastor stated that the fire
ras thought to have started from r.
lefeetive heating system. He said
:he church janitor had built a fire
sarly in the morning and had roturn ?
?d home. He had come back to the
shurch about 9 o'clock to find the '
>uilding ablaze. A fire alarm wa? 0
turned in, but city firemen found c
the blaze had gained too much head- "
pray to prevent near-total destruction. 9
However, they fought the fire for 0
three hours. Smoke was still rising ?
'rom the debris late Sunday afternoon.
The furnace to the hot air heating
plant did not explode, and it was 1
thought that the fan ceased to op- J
srate causing the building to overteat
Mr. Jones said the church had is- j
mod a request to the city i school ](
board for use of the East school e
tor Sunday services until a new ehur- j
eh ean be built. Though the school
hoard has not yet granted the re- j
luest, he said approval is anticipated. ^
Plana are beinjr made, he said, to 1
conduct a drive for funds for the t
now church through the membership, '
and ho added that he would be glad I
to accept funds for the new church
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Presbyterian Meeting ]
To End Sunday Eight i
The evtbgelistie meeting at the a
Pirst Presbyterian church has been
well-attended this week, with large <
:rowds hearing the sermons each c
evening at 7:30 by Rev. W. M. Cur- 1
rie, pastor of First Presbyterian
church, Belmont. s
The meeting continues through Sun (
iay night of this week.
"The meeting is proving a real c
blessing," according to Rev. P. D.
Patrick, the pastor. "Mr. Currie is i
bringing strong messages and is an
unusually fine preacher. He is bring- ]
ing the messages that are vitally
Sermon subjects for the remainder j
of the week ere: ,
Thursday: "Darkness and Light." i
Friday: "The Richest Man in the ?
Sunday, Morning: "Overflowing t
-.Evening: "Ivory Palace#."
100 Is Sought
Mountaineers Have t
Three Bills On Tap j
Sings Mountain high school cag- '
era, approaching the end of the current
liertntlull sea eon, face a speed- <
ed-up irheluls during the next flee ]
days as thsy play three twin enThe
MeuiHelnsiis Invade Bother- <
fwdRh Thursday night for garnet ,
liieVtemtj postpabsd due to bad- ]
weather, travel to Ohen/sflle Prt- I.
day1 Mgkt, add trill bo bade home |
Tnaaday night for a twin Mil with 1
TrMOgk ' ]
B' fregxnma bofln at 7 o'clock. ]
Funeral Eitea Held ?
For John W. Butler
John Wealty Bntler, 40, died and- '
denly Tknraday right at' It o 'clock,
following a heart attach, at the home ;
of JaMet Smith la the Mountain ]
Tiew eeetlon. He la aurrlred by one
brother, Hotaea W. Bntler, and two
alatera, Mr*. Hdate Rayfield of Klnga
Moan tain and Mn. Florence Craig
at . Caaar.
Fnnoral terrier* were hold Saturday
afttrnoon at S o 'eloefc at the '
Mountain View Baptist ehareh with
the fiiUtr, -trr. Floyd Holier, officiating.
Burial tea* ia- Shady flrove
IANDXDATE -2- Shown above la
the army? They are Ned McOill,
aow 8. Ollne, attorney, who has anounced
his candidacy for the Demo
ratio nomination for solicitor. P?
tlcal activity in the county was Tory
ulet during the past week but close
baervers predicted an upswing durog
the coming week.
Members of the Kings Mountain
Merchants association will cast bal
>ts during the coming week tc
hoose officers and directors foi
046, it was announced this week.
John L McOill and J. W. (Mike)
lilam have been nominated for prei
dent. Under tbe arrangement, tht
lominee receiving the greatest nun
>er of votes will be elected president
rith the runner-np to serve as vice
Also nominated are eight men foi
our directorships, with the fonr non
nees receiving highest number 01
otes' to fHKtto" offices. Nominee'
ire: O. A. Bridges, J. 0. Darracott, i
5. Keeter, B. S. Neill, Charlie Bla
ock, W. O. Grantham, B. G. Lindsa;
nd Martin Harmon.
The association members will alst
ihoose ft director for the state asso
iation, with J. B. Keeter and G. A
Bridges the nominees.
Mrs. Lynwood Parton, secretary
aid ballots will be mailed Thursday
vith the deadline on returning ol
allots March 1.
E. C. McClain served as cbairmar
>f the nominating committee.
fates Connor Plans
New Studio Here
Yates Connor, well-known Kingi
fountain man, and son of Mr. anc
d ra. M. L. Connor announced thii
reek that he had rented the build
ng on Mountain street formerly us
id by M?Ginnis Furniture company
a a warehouse and would open it
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The building is now being remodel
id for the studio, and Mr. Connoi
aid he expected to offer the citizem
>f Kings Mountain complete photo
graphic service including portraits
commercial photography. copying
inting, and kodak finishing.
He was honorably discharged fron
he army on December 1, after mori
bau three years of service. Durinj
lis service in the army, he was i
ipecialist in photography.
Jaycees Held Dinner
Meeting Last Friday
Members of Kngs Mountain Junio
Chamber of Commerce held a dinnei
nesting at Mountain View Hote
ast Friday night, with 40 member
Guests of the club were Glee A
Bridges, president of the King
fountain Kiwanis elub, and Holland
Dixon, president of the Lions ehib.
The membership unanimously adop
;ed a resolution urging the city t<
romplete the construction of th
igh school stadium at the earlest po
Negro Group To Plan
Red Cross Campaign
Some 60 negroes of rural King
Moantain will meet at tfca f!lt? We1
Tueaday night at 8 o'eloek to dli
raw organization of the rural Be
Croat campaign, it waa ' announce
this week by Red Croat offielala.
U. h. Campbell, Tocatiomakl teaet
er, at Compact achool la chairman c
Quote for tile group ia 8878.
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! Raises Became
Wage raises, which in general placed
the minimum hourly rate of pav
for all textile machine operators at
65 cents, became effective at the ma
jority of Kings Mountain textile
plants Monday of this week.
Officials of these plants declined
to estimate the total sumber of em
ployees affected by the upward revision
in wages ? which follow* a
general adoption of a 55-ccnt minimuum
wage last summer ? but ths
nine plants employ a total of approximately
Industrial firms revising wages include
Jfeisler Mills, Inc., at both the
Margrace and Pauline plants, Sadie
Mill. Bonnie Mill, Kings Mountain
Manufacturing company and Maun
ey Mill of the Mauney Textile Inter'
ests group, Park Yarn Mill, both
' plants of Phenix Mills, Inc., and
Cora plant of Textiles, Inc.
1 Z. F. Cranford, superintendent of
Cora, declined comment on the revision
at this plant, simply stating
that "adjustments upward" ' had
As previoaaly stated, the revisions
at the other plants establish a broad
minimum of 65 cents per hour for
all machine operations.
Ladd W. Hamrick, of Phenix Mills,
Inc., said the wage increase for this
' firm would be slightly greater than
' 18 percent, based on prior weekly
B. N. Barnes, superintendent of
schools, announced this week the an
^ pointment of Joe C. Hedden u high
. ?cb >ol band director,
' Mr. Hedden assumed hi* dntiee last
week and i* alrlady reorganising the
high school band, Mr. Barnee said.
The band, which gained a wide
reputation throughout this and adjoining
states, ceased to function about
one year ago when the director,
' Glenn Pahner, entered the armed
forces and another director could not
' be obtained.
' Mr. Hedden is a graduate of Western
Carolina Teachers college and
was recently discharged from the
1 navy. He majored in music at WCTC,
served one year at the USN Music
school in Washington, D. C., and was
a student conductor while in college.
He is a native of Sylva and is the
husband of the former Miss Frances
Crouse, of Kings Mountain.
1 Kings Mountain AAA
i Unit Allotted $3,741
[ Charles P. Weir, AAA Kings Moun
, tain community committeeman, an
liouncea mil week that a total of
. $3,741.80 is available to fannera of
the Kings Mountain community for
Farmers may earn a portion of
this sum by using lime phosphate dur
ing the current year, building terraces,
making pasture improvements
and by planting soil-building crops.
Mr. Weir said that farmers inter- .
ested in the program should contact
| him immediately.
Lewis Resumes His
Dental Practice Here
Dr. O. P. Lewis, well-known Kings
r Mountain dentist recently separa'
ted from the army dental eorps resumed
his prstctice of dentistry on
1 Monday of this week in his offices 'A
in the First National Bank bnilding.
In the reserve corps prior to the
war, Dr. Lewis served four and one'
half years in the army, including a
long tour of duty in the European
* Theatre of Operations. When separa1
ted from the army, he, held the rank
# of eolonel. -a
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The management of the Imperial ,*fl
? Theatre to announcing thia week ball
prerkmOat ? tW.tt?j|M> **! ?J? ^4^0
i tem and the in*tall>pia of aew neat*,
d It wm atoo anae^HM 4kmi;"<*ke
d firm hae parehheed Ww aoend egmipmeat
and expect* te receive It ia
I- the nepr future.
>f During the paet few week*, the
management ha* done considerable
redecorating of the aovle honee.'