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K. A. Harrill, Kings Mountain
attorney, will a<Mres? member- of
tlie Kin^s Mountain Lions club at
their regular meeting at the hign
scbopl enfeteria Thurmlay uight at
SPECIAL vrw MEETING
A special meeting of Johnny W.
win it ucin hi imi n uniaii't i.iun
next Tuesday night at 7:34). Business
of the meeting ia to arrange
the annnal membership drive and
to set a date for a dinner meeting
at which tirnr a report will be given
on the organization 'a baaehall
was announced that the. meeting,
will be in seaaion for one hour only
and a full attendance is being
C. W. Phillips, president of the
North Carolina Educational association
and in charge of public relations
at WfcUNC, Greensboro,
will address members of the Kings
Mountain Klwanis club at their
regular meeting at the Woman's
club Thursday night at 6:30. It
was' also announced that returns of
the "Klwanla election will be announced.
Board of directors of the Kings
Mountain Merchants association
will hold its regular October meeting
Monday night at 7:30 at Kings
Mountain Drug company.
Xutherans To Observe
- Reformation Sunday
On October 31st Lutherans around
the world, 65 millions fn number, will
-feroind themselves that religiops free
dom came to them and to the Christia'n
church. On that day Martin Luther
posted his ninety five Thesis on'
the Castle Church door at Wittenburg
and thereby began the Protestant Reformation,
resulting in throwing off
the shackles of Rome and the beginning
of a new era in the life of the
It Is the 429th anniversary of the
Reformation at which time the Doe trine
of Justification by Faith, aa de-clnred
by the Bible, was brought
hacif into being and into tbe life of
the Christian after having been stifled
by a corrupt hierarchy and a
system of indulgences.
The Justification by Faith remains
the corner atone of its teachings of
the Christian Church. It makes the
Reformation an ever present force
in the building of the Kingdom of
Cod, and not just a monument in past
The Sunday previous, Oct. 27fh, will
be observed as Reformation 8unday
in the 8t. Matthew's Lutheran church
with a specia' sermon by the Pastor,
Rev. Wm. H. Stender.
Megner Fined For
Passing Bad Check
John E. Megner, for pasting a worthless
$625 check, Was sentenced to
anirty aeys, suspena?<r on payment or
costa and payment of the eheek in
full, in action taken at eity Tteordera
court held at City Hall here hut
' Monday. '
Jeff Proffitt wu given a ai* months
sentence for driving diunk, the
aentence suspended on r"7mCDt ?*
$75 and eosta. Profitt i< from South
-Carolina and thAt atate ? law doea
not require loaa of licen.o on a driving
Frank Barker forfeited l ord on a
xo driving charge and Downed W
Maaion was fined $10 and costs on a
similar charge. Other convictions were
-Carl G. Gantt, $10 and coats for speed
lng, James 8. White, $10 and costs for
running a red Hght, John D. Kersh,
$1$ and eosta for speeding, and Wade
Bolllas, $0 and costs for drunk and
lA. Baffin Falls' paid a $5 fine pins
i costs for disorderly conduct sad the
fsllowiuf ware Sentenced for public
4ru?ke?BSua> D. C. Bobbins, Ira Bart
saloon, Harry Mtllinex, Perry Lafav
ota, Jamah Ball, John T. Gregory, Wll
Tax Work Fei
Thai Back Ta
> Peyton McSwain, representing the
omimttec of the Clevelauu County
M?r association investigating fee
. ai(l uy the county tu its attorney,
'iet.rx B. Kilward*, made public WedIiivsilay
alt independent uuifit of the
outity hooka t>\- John kick. Usstouia,
Itlll'.i public UCCOUUtUUt.
Tiic uu-lit ibowii
(1) That the county paid Mr. Edwards
more for collecting hack tnxe*
(2) That during the |>criod Nov emtor
IK. 1P43, to Juue 30. 1046. the
ounty bait pai?l Mr. E<!ward> 11",010.41*
for his services;
(3) That the aerountant failed to
find proper provision in the board of
fying the accounts of prescutcd by
Tba Herald was unable to comply
with the request of the her aseoclatlou
committee that It publish today
detailed schedules of payment*
paid County Attorney Edwards for
each fiscal year, due to limitations
of time and apace. It will make an
effort to publish these schedules in
Its next edition.
Mr. Edwards, or any entry in the
minutes authorizing payments to the
attorney for tax collection work.
In a prepared statement addressed
to the county's three newspapers, Mr.
McSwain requested publication of the
statement of Mr. Eck concerning the
audit prepared for the bar association
in-addition to schedules l a, 1-b, and
1-c which are "itemizations for each
fiscal years of amountB fSceived by
Mr. Edwards from the county.
Publication of the independent audit
report follows by several weeks
initial action by the bar association
in investigating fees paid Mr. Ed
I wards. First public notice of the mat
tcr was given when D. Z. Newton,
I Shelby attorney, discussed fees paid |
I Attorney Edwurds before a meeting j
of the Kings Mountain Kiwais club.
Folluwing several bar association
meetings, the audit was ordered.
Following is Mr. MeSwain's letter
addressed to the Cleveland Times,
Shelby Daily Star and Kinfes Mountain
"Several weeks ago the Cleveland
County Bar Association decided to
have an audit made for the purpose
of determning the exact amount of
money paid to Mr. Edwards for his
services as County Attorney. At that
time, it was stated, when the audit
was completed, it would be published
for the iniormataion of the public.
"It' is desired that schedules 1-a,
1-b, and 1-e, and the entire letter
signed by the auditor explaining'the
audit be published. These schedules
show that Mr. Edwards was paid the
total sum of *17,010.40, and that *11, j
| 219.85 of this amount was paid to j
him during the year ending June 30,
"8ince each of the newspapers in
the county published a 5,000 word
statement for Mr. Edwards, we think
this request far publication is reason
"ft has been contended that Mr.
Edwards eolTWWT a large amount of
taxes for the county and that considering
the aervioea rendered, hit
charges were not unreasonable. This
audit shows, th total amount of taxes
whieh he claims credit for collecting
without suit to be only $6,480.10; and
that for this service he was paid the
sum of $6,718.64. It alao shows tha
total amount of taxes he collected by
tax suite to be only $1,005.08; and
j tbflt tar (hit orv^e Ka woa
! sum of #2.476.04. In otber words, be
was Paid a total of #9,188.68 for col!
lectin* taxes In the amount of #?.1386.27.
It is our information that a
large percent of these taxes were not
actually collected by Mr. Edwards,
but were paid dfteot to the County
"The Bar Association has no comment
to make in regard to the justice
or legality of any of the payment
shown in this audit. We shall
leave that te the public . tS* decide
ahd for the courts to determine, la
the event an actipn is brdbght to recover
Representative of Bar dissociation."
Following is ths letter of CPA
John Eck, setting forth information
concerning the audit, and addressed
to the bar association:
October 16. 1946.
Cleveland County Bar Association
. Shelby. North Carolina.
As requested by committee of the
GUvstand^Cennty Bar Association, we
have Investigated' the -matter of fees
and commissions paid to Henry B. ^
JNOfl MOUNTAIN. M. O. THUBAJ
es Were More
XV V1UOD HAIllUUajf
Registration books for the November
5 election close on Saturday
ud all un registered citUeng are
being urged to get their names on
the books by party leaders.
Peyton McSwain. of Shelby, chairman
of the county elections board,,
reminded former aerrloeinen on
since a special ruling does not allow
servicemen who voted as absentees
In the 1944 election to be oenetdered
ae already registered.
Persons who voted In Uet spring's
Democratic primary are registered
for the forthcoming election.
Registrants will be at the pdlling
places on Saturday, from 0 a. m. to
6 o'clock. The West Kings Mountain
precinct voting is held st Victory
Chevrolet company. East Kings
Mountain at the City HalL
For Big Vote
Major A. L. Bulwinkle, in town
Tuesday for a bit of pre-election
work, expressed confidence that Democrats
would do very nicely at the
polls come November 5, in other states
as well as in North Carolina, and
urged all citizens to vote in this offyear
The veteran Congressman of the
11th North Carolina district pointed
out that a prime reason for a good
Democratic vote is to show strong sup
port of certain" North Carolinians in
high appointive positions, as former j
n ^ *?- " - ' -
uovernor vr. .Max uarnner, undersecretary
of the Treasury.
A small Democratic vote in North
Carolina might well put " undeserved
and undue pressure on the Presideht
from left-wing elements who can
point to large votas in other states
and enter claim for more voice in the
official family, Major Bulwinkle said.
Mr. Bulwinkle faces opposition
from C. Y. Nanney, Bepublican, of
Union Milts, but i9 odds-on favorite to
be returned to office.
The Congressman has served con
tinuously since he came back from a
1028 defeat to win Tn 1Mb. He ranks
fi5th in House of Representatives sen oifry".
Torrence P. Bridges, 55, brother of
Glee A. Bridges of Kings Mountain,
and member of a prominent Cleveland
county family, was found dead in
bed early Wednesday morning at his
home in Shelby.
Funeral services were incomplete
yesterday, but have been tentatively
set for Thursday afternoon at the
Mt. Sinai church. The hour has not
been announced, pending tho arrival
from New York city of* fir. Glee A
Rev. C. C. Crow will conduct fhe
rites and burial will be In the Mt.
Born In upper Cleveland county,
\iw n.u..> ? - it. .*
*** ? . i/iiu^co nao ?uc auu OX VUO MIIO
J. C. Bridge!) and Ever Gold BridgetHe
was a farmer in the Mt. 8inal
community for many years before
going to Shelby two year* ago and
opening a grocery store on South LaPayette
He was a member of the Mt. Sinai
He is survived by his widow, Mrs.
Effie Jones Bridges, three sons, Tor
renee P. Bridget, jr., Zaye Bridges,
and Calton Bridges, all of Shelby, a
daughter, Mrs, Doyle Pearson of Shel
by; six brothers, Glee A. Bridges of
Kings Mountain, Ben Bridges of
Charlotte, Durham Bridges of 8helby
Hugh Bridges of Antfricus, Ga., Milan
Bridges of Miami, -l*la7 and Elmo
Rrldges oT Bessemer City.
Sir staters also survive: Mrs. Joe
BlggertaTf of Cllffside, Mrs. E. M.
Williamson of Pinevtlle, TTrs. Yatea
Putnam of Shelby, Mrs. P. L. Westmoreland
of Blacksburg. Mr*. Reid
Plaekburn of Mooresboro, and Mrs.
Gordon Ellis of 8helby.
Census report ^thows that 4,538
bales of cotton ware ginned in
Cleveland county up to October 1,
1M6, as compared with 4.678 bales
for the same period last year,/, it
was annoaoced by T. C. Beam,
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DAY, OCT. 24, 1246
On Prices Fall
:Of King Cotton I
Kiu;i Cotton, ti...t iiiii'Oitat.t ?iiuf
mo-iitv wiii. li ii.anx i luvi.i,. ,
a ..u - ,\i u. :.re? tinnier*
.Ook to Kir : 'mi I m '
fiiitiie* tin- lu?et, wn* Htrnii^ei
V.',- id. < ,nv ni'.l nV ai.'i shortly St'liv
tin. iiiurkt '-, im-e.l \V, u ..-.tay ?i
trillion it !iu.! ikfi.'t.i.i i |'iut ..l .14
.Hii lu... ?il tno i'B.1 11*\\ lay*.
It !,*.i r ;uii.Om t.? al.?u: .. 1 ..nl*
pti an.I mn.lo ??nn- farmer*
Croathe o:i- . i, pal uc jlai 1> Uiom .?ti .
I Kilty* Mountain Cotton Oil i-ompaj
nv official* *mi<i tlio >lro|> in price
| ha-1 cut ml liny "0 asideraldv though
| they estimated ffuit t lit- division of
i growers holiling and selling win about
L \L-Q.-Itl1ic tl.' .re w?-Tf _ iljl nv_ Pjr -j.lt
nit ion5" lor "5tTe fieSvjreTcTmoTIITr
price ? which rime iu the face of
estimate of n short crop, ordinarily a
situation which would further boost
The Charlotte Observer editorialized
Wednesday that the break was due to
an over extended buying market
which had forced the price too high.
The cotton break has much more the
appearance, the Observer said, of "an
overextended bull market, than the
fear of a bear raid.,T
Some credit for the break was given
to a New Orleans, I^a., BpeW^s^r
who found himself overloaded with |
185.000 bales and was forced to liquidate.
A Kings Mountain cotton buyer
said he felt there were many contributing
circumstances, that cotton had i
been overextended and was finding its i
level at about 35 cents.
"But I can't be sure either," ho j
So it was touch-and-go as to whether
Kings Mountain farmers would
warehouse their cotton, hoping for |
better prices, or sell it at the current j
market. The action seemed to depend
qn the individual ideas of each cotton
Legion Tables Post
Name Change Proposal
Members of Otis D. Green Post 153
the American Legion, in special call
meeting held at city hall last Thurs
day, adopted the propose^ changes in
the Post's constitution and by-laws
and tabled a resolution to change ths J
name of the organization from ^he i
present name to Kii:gs Mountain Post I
Tho constitution and by-laws reso '
lution will be voted on for final
approval at the next regular meeting '
of the Post scheduled for November |
Main business conducted was discussion
of special projects in connection
with the building fund campaign
with more details to be released at
the next meeting.
Cherryville On 1
Kings Mountain Central bigh schpol
Mountaineers, with three straight
wins on conMcutivo Friday night '8
under their belts after dropping their
two opening encounters, meet the
strong and favord Cherryville high
Ironmen in City Stadium Friday night
is the game of the year as far as
local high school fans' arc concerned,
and,- according to coafh Clyde Cnnipe,
the toughest foe his. legions have fa- I
A s. j.i. m t in
ceu 10 uaie. inc irunmt'D win runic i" .
the kick-off as top favorites due to
their IS to 0 licking handed Lincoln
ton and their 19 to 12 victory over
the Shelby Lions laef week. The
Mountaineers lost to Lineolnton in
their first game by a score of 13 to7
CoacE Ganipe announced yesterday
that -his team would be in top condition
for the Friday night struggle,
stating that tail back Jake Harry,
who sprained an ankle , would be
ready to go against the highly touted
visitors. All starters are in peak physical
condition, Bob Ledbetter having
fully recovered TVom a bid cold which
slowed him down in the Rutherfordton-Spindale
game last Friday night.
Flashy broken-field sprinter Bill
Qault has been piokd by t^e Mountaineerr
coaching staff to start at the
triple-threat tailback slot it has been
announced, chiefly due to his beautiful
running against the Hill Toppers
last Friday night, when he stepped
high wideb and handsome to gains of
9, 8, and M yards.
Big and hurley fullback Bill Caah'
City Was' $200,000
Business in 1945-46 I
Printed in today's Issue ol the |
Hei^ld Is the annual summarized
statement condition of the City of
Kings Mountain at June 30. 11'16.
which shows the city's assets to be
listed at 81.119.412-32.
Also published lu the statement |
la a statement of reveuue and ex- I
Try M-'-ntfi" -=
June 30. 1946. showing that the I
City of Kings Mountain collected
from nil sourest I200.107.9S in that
year, and tpsnt $200.606.52, In
eluding sxpsnsst of all departments,
debt service requirements, etc.
To Be Observed
Kings Mountain pogtoffice, along
with ofhers throughout the nation, are
making efforts to stimulate \olume of
airmail during National Air Mail '
week, October 27 - - November 2, it
was announced yesterday by W. B.
Inauguration of the new five-cent
United btates flag rate October 1 immediately
brought a sharp rise iu ail
mail volume, Postmaster Blakely said.
Hapid air mail service, offered for
the first time at a low postage rate,
should stimulate commerce. business
leaders here believe. For that reason.1
they are encouraging large airmnil
ings during the nation-wide air mail
promotion week. |
"The Post Otfiee Department has
taken a ldaf from the book of A- ;
merican business, reducing the 7r
mail rate from 8 cents to 5 cents an
ounce and simultaneously offering bet
ter and faster service. The Post Of- j
fice has borrowed the proven prinei- |
pie that by getting more customers
for a good product at a reduced cost 1
the unit cost of delivery is cut. A j
lower price requires one. thing to succeed
? larger volume," said John j
L. McOill, president of the Kings
Mountain Merchants Association. I;
Meanwhile, Postmaster Blakely j
Vnrinr n<> ? ? 1 ' 1 1
o|iv> >v<i, mi uiau iciiern are oeinjj |
received at the post office with in
correct postage affixed. Tlie five-cent'
rate applies anywhere that the A
merican flag flies, including all l*nite<l
States possessions. It is also applicable
to the armed forces abroad. ^
and to Canada and Mexico.
MES. MAUNEY ELECTED
Mrs. Atfhrev Mauney. of Kings
Mountain, was ?lc>*ted recording
secretary of the North Carolina }
Council of Churches in session at
Greensboro this week, according to
a dispatch from that city. The
council now numbers IS denominations
in its membership.
ion. pride and joy of the home folks,
will be in his usual starting position
at spinback, with Ledbetter at block- '
ing, and Dwight Ware at wing. Ware J
showed marked improvement in the '
Itutherfordton Bpindalc game, dashing
off runs of 7, 9. and 11 and a 1
24 yard touchdown jaunt that was a j
oeaui. utner classy backs expected to
see plenty of action are Bob Early,
Jake Harry, Bob Iluffatetler, and ,
Jack Rutb. (
The Mountai. '"tensive set-up
with Bill Dettmar and jitn Black hold
ing down the flanks, Bob Neill and
Roundie George at tackles, and guards |
Bill Harmon and Roy Boheler plugging
the center, backed up by Cashion
and Bud Medlin in the backer-up positions,
has been a standout feature <
of the locals football efforts all sea- '
son and is expected to give Tommy
Qninn and Company of the Cherryville
ball carrying department plenty
Probable starting lineup for the
qb?Bob Eedbetter. .
lhb? Bill Oault.
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FIVE CENTS PEJt COPY
b Floral Fair
'I'll K i \Y?in: ir a Iul>
*ill .n ?! : iii.uuI Floral Fa.r at
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an.I *.! '. ti n :>M i |i:itK'liaui' ill
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Fair. ?aii \Yi il-\ t!uil all cxhl
'.it* ?tioul i i *!i. cluiil.ouM' uot
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ini<T 'r.itn r ri.im morning nt 1" o'?
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01 t..i? fff!! vuici lion
er arrangements group for the best
mfhiatute from five to -even icchea.
The prire is being given by Mri. 1).
Meals w.ll tmprveil, u? is euctomarv.
from noon until 2 p. m. and in
thi evening from tiun'il S p. m.
dinner with nil nec?>ssorie?.
(iotil of the c-iuli this year is to
obtain Kuffi-ient funds from the fair
to defray co-ts of a new stove for
It has been requested that nil kitehen
supplies be sent to the t-lub this
Mrs. Aubrey Mauney will serve as
lining room .'airman at son and
Mrs. Hon Blanton will J>e in charge
in the evening.
Members of the kitehen committee
include: Mrs. \V. .1. Fulkcrson, Mrs.
1. G. Patterson, Mrs. B. G Plonk, Mist
Margaret Kendriek. Mrs J. B. Thomasson.
Mrs. TV G Littlejohn. Mrs. J.
C. Lackey, Mrs. 8. A Mauney and
Mrs W H Stender.
Pinnix To Speak
At Baptist Meet
Rev. L. C. Pinnix, pastor of First
Baptist church. will deliver the doctrinal
sermon at the closing session
of the l>0th annual session of the
KingB Mountain Baptist association,
which convenes at Union church on
Thursday and at Patterson Grove
church on Friday.
The annual meeting will feature
three sessions, morning, afternoon and
hight at Union, and a morning and
afternoon session at Patterson Grove.
A total of .r>l churches are to be
represented, and two new chnrchee
are applying for membreship.
Among the many speakers delivering
messages it the session will be
O. Max Gardner, Sr.. undersecretary
rf the treasury. Rev. C. C. C.'uw. Rev
Arthur S. Gillespie and Rev. W. Lawson
Mrs. Arthur's Father
Dies of Heart Attack
Funeral Services were held Monday
at Groometown Methodist church for
Marvin Capus Gruoinc. *3S, prominent
Guilford county farmer and father of
Mrs. J. II. Arthur of Kings Mountain
Mr. Groome succumbed on Saturday
morning following a heart attack.
Rurial took place in the church
cemetery, with Rev. W. P. Waugh,
the pastor, in charge, assisted by .Rev *
Walter Miller, pastor of Salisbury's
First' Methodist church.
Mr. Groome, a native of Rockingham
county, had lived in the Groometown
community for about SO years.
He was a tobacco grower and warehouseman,
having warehouse affiliations
in Reidsville and Danville, Va.
Tie was a member of Groometown
Methodist i,vurch and. was active in
rcli \ f \j nnd eivie affairs until bob*
Ihrce years ago, when ill health foroad
curtailment of these activities.
Surviving, in addition to his daugh
ter here, are three daughters and 11
grandchildren. His wife succumbed about
a vear ago.
Seventh Grade Wins vS
Charlotte Trip Again
Barbara Gault '#
The 7th grade of Central school
won a second trip to Charlotte for
having the most parents present at
the October PTA meeting. The elasa
on a chartered but driven by "Butch",
left Kings Mountain at noon
Thursday. Mrs. Arnold Kiser and
Miss Gussie Hnffstetler were chaperones
for the party. Mrs. Billy Howell
directed the party on an educational
tour of the Mint STusekm of
The class and Miss Gnssie wish to Ja
thank the Central PTA for a most
educational and enjoyable trip. , . vjj