SP I POPULATION
I h City Corporate Limit* 6.574
j$p I Immediate Trading Area 154)00
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l Local News
L AVIATION BOOT
Cleveland Aviation ciub will
hold a dinner meeting here at the
Woman* club on Tueeday night
at 7 o'clock with Haakel Deaton,
l * speaker. Flhn* of the receltfMi-"
F? ami air-tour will be shown.
BSD CROSS DIRECTORS
Officers and directors of the
Kings Mountain chapter, American
Red Croat will meet at the
Red Croea office In the City Hall
Thursday night at 7:45 for the
purpose of planning the 1947 fund
drive, according to an announcement
this week by John L. McGlll,
? chairman. A full attendance la
The regular Thursday night
meeting of the Kings Mountain
Klwanis club will be devoted to a
program concerning a community
quick-freeze unit, according to the
weekly Slnawik. Paul Mauney Is
In charge of the program. The
meeting will be convened at the
Woman's Club at 6:30.
- i-.-PTIST EDUCATION
Rev. Tom Schofleld, secretary of
the Visual Aids, Radio and Publicity
department of the N. C. Baptist
State Convention, will speak
?t a meeting at Eastslde Baptist
church in Shelby Thursday night
At 7:30. Representatives from 53
Baptist Churches are expected to
v hear die program which will feature
latest movie and projection e
colored woman, ot??mwvb- street
Tuesday afternoon. Chief Grady
Kings said the damage was very
slight. The fire In the roof caught
from a defective flue.
C1TT BOARD MEETING
The Kings Mountain city board
? of aldermen is scheduled to hold
jilts regular February meeting next
Tuesday night at 7:30 at the City
,Hail. City Manager H. L. Budrette
"said. Wednesday only routine bus'
lness Is listed on the agenda.
Bright D. Ratterree, city tax Met>
tax, said this week.he would be at
m' 0 t?e City Hall dally fax.the ensuing
ftnp weeks completing; transports
4 $non of listings. Personatwho fall:
?d to list way see Mr. Rattenae.at
any time during that period. Deadline
on listing fell last Friday, and
late listers are subject to penaltl i
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RATIONS GIVE LIBERALLY
Patrons of Cash Brothers theater
enterprises here, at Mt Holly and
Cramerton contributed a totgl of
?MM0 to the Mareh of Dimes
through donations at the theaters,
;? David Cash reported this week.
,.f Figures for the cities follow: Dixie,
$438, Gaston and Holly at Mt.
Hfelly. $448, Victory at Crtunerton,
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BOSSES ROLL AGAIN
X ,Jjm?a Alice Ridenhour'sj^ienlor
1 SSsrsa H
>.Cfcy. The touts go to the class
i -i havlns lamest parent ire presentstSHt
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I King Winter Arrives
1 In All His Majesty
Kings Winter, who. except for a
conplo of throats oar Iter In tho
I season. hod boon troatlng Kings
Mountain dtlsen* quite nleely
during 1946-47, visited In full fores
Tuesday night and kept local
residents huddling next to stores
or running to escape Mi Mid
wraujer prop owl# naa only soon
gmral about 14 dsgisss woo tbo
utsiogs. with bote Alloa, route S. 1
farmor zspacttog IS bgnu at hte 1
otor showed 10 degrees bat bo was 1
herring trouble getting folks to b?- t
lioro It and declined to ?tn his '
. namo fat publication. 1
Meantime. tbo tool and antliissss
dispensers did a rushing \
Loop To Be Formed
Representatives from six baseball
towns, with a seventh asking to def I
inltely be counted in, met at City I
Hall here last night and began the
task of forming a semi-pro league \
composed of eight teams, with the 1
actual organizational meeting ache- '
duled for February 19 In Shelby.
Towns represented Included Kings
Mountain, Shelby, Rock Hill, Besse- 1
mer City, Forest City, and Cherry- ,,
ville, with Valdese being counted as <
definitely interested. Other towns 1
interested in entering the league Include
Llncolnton, Newton-Conover, .
and Gaffney. 1
The representatives here indicat- t
Insure future operation. Shelby Wtll 1
be hosts to the other towns representatives
In a meeting Feb. 19 .that .
will give the loop its send-off.
Kings Mountain was represented t
by John H. Moss, who presided over t
the meeting, J. I* Woodward, H. Y.
Ballard, and H. L. Burdette; Bessemer
City by W. R. Sherman, Jud *
Harmon, and D. H. Carpenter: Rock -
Hill by Roy Hughey and S. L. Fowler 1
Forest City by J. B. Hill and James 1
Alexander; Shelby by Kays Gary J
and Dick Young, Star reporters; and !
Cherryvllle by Mun Randall.
Announcing that contract for repairing
damage suffered in the reoent
f irst Presbyterian chifrch fire 1
had been let to Southeastern Construction
company of Charlotte and 1
. that work Is to begin 'MXt ep,
Rev. p. D. Patrick, the pastor said ,
Wednesday that regular Sunday ,
services will be held at the high ,
school auditorium effective this ,
Sunday school will convene at 1
9:45 a. m. to be followed by the regular
morning service st U o'clock, j
Since the fire early this month,
the church services have been held
' at the Woman's club.
Mr. Patrick said that four additional
deacons were elected at a con
gvsgatlonrl meeting last Sunday.
- They ate IC. A Harrill, Sam Weir, Hu
i bert Davidson, and narry Page.
j j' .The Session of the church Is
deeply grateful to the Board of True
tees and to Superintendent B. N.
hmu fu -II?i -??
uuiw uiraBmiu?ui|| uw DIIM i
school building," Mr. Patrick said. 'I
Kings Mountain. N. C~ Thi
Of S. JL Mauney
The home of Mr. arid Mrs. S. A.
Mauney on North Gaston street
was severely damaged Wednesday
afternoon about 4:35 when a steam
boiler, furnishing heat for the
The blast wrecked the hallway
arvrt front living room, vlrtuallv dp
rooms, damaged other rooms, blew
out all front window panes, and
blew doors off their hinges.
Mr. Mauney himself, only one
borne at the time, narrowly escaped
serious injury and possible death.
He said he was In the kitchen at
the time and had started to go to
the basement to examine the furnace,
which had not seemed to be
beating properly .
Earlier Wednesday morning, he
laid, Zeb Falls, Kings Mountain
Manufacturing company mechanic,
bad visited the home to repair a
leaking valve on the boiler water
Jt wcc the asumption that the wa
ter tank on the boiler had insuffl:ient
water, causing the explosion,
rhe tank was blown through the
ball floor and was laying atop the
iebrls. The boiler was burst.
City firemen answered an alarm
but found no fire, other than in the
A piano in the front living room
was blown over in the floor, and the
front of the house was almost a total
March 01 Dimes
Gills $1,18140 ?
B. N. Barnes, head of the Kings ''
Mountain March of Dimes cam- J
?aign, reported yesterday that a to- *
:al of $1,184.40 has been received to 8
late, including, receipts collected by *
school children and by free will col* eodhna.at
Kings Mountain motion fl
JSurejEmlses. ^ ^
me campaign Is continuing, Mr. 1
Sarnes said, adding that he ant lei- I
sated considerable more contribuions
tram city business firms,
vhlch have not yet been solicited. w
Funds from the annual March K
>f Dimes campaign, started some J"
fears ago in honor of Franklin D. ^
Roosevelt and being continued in e]
memory of the late president, are n
ievoted to care of infantile paralysis
victims and to research to find 7
(letter methods Of prevention and
rare, for the dread disease which "
most frequently strikes children, w
leaving them mangled for life.
Mr. games said a total of $438 d
was contributed by patrons of the
Dixie Theatre, while $135 was con- cl
tributed by patrons of the Imperial a
Receipts from school solicitations ~
in lower than last year, with only
Davidson Negro school showing an D,
Increase over last year. ?
Donations to date by schools fol- P;
;ow: Central primary, $03.75, Cett-I P
xal gramar, $164.45, Central high w
Khool, $3230, East school, $12030, T
West school, $06.45, Davidson tl
Khool, $5137. Total from all schools cl
161130. . <c
The campaign has been underway q
tiere for two weeks. . tf
commissioner sworn o
Dr. 8. S. Royster was sworn In 14
as new member of the county
board of commissioners by Clerk ,
of Court Everett Houser Tuesday. n
Dr. Royster was appointed by Mr, , "
Houser on .ecommendaUon of the
coifllty Democratic executive com- .
MlMM UM ? t? O..M ?m?
Mil. E * umiMiirKBy die H
committee's vice-chairman, end a
J. K. Wllllis,attended the msettaftf j fl
of the committee from Kings \ tJ
Mountain. i si
s Choose JffilanTfl
Son In 1947-48 t
rohn L. McGlU w*?<.*elected for ; I
^m U Mcdtll U M*| pre*)- n
irsday. February 6. 1947
BIDOE ON BOAS INTO DAVIDSOJ
re H. C. Wilson, loft and C. C. (31m
1 a group of Scouts and Scoutors n<
Ison Momorlal Camp site off tho Yoi
rogrsss on thp road was going fan
(aunoy for uso of bis tractor last w
rely ongagod In tho work Include
xy Pattermon, and Scoutmaster Lorn
ion and Mr. Edena, and nyby Boy
Ir. Edons this woek reminded that
couter detail loaves the City Hall i
Reporting an excellent advance
lie, W. L. Plonk, chairman of the
ings Mountain Boy Scout district
lid this week a crowd of at least
)0 Cubs, Scouts, Scouters and Parits
are expected to attend the anual
district banquet to be held at
le Woman's Club Monday night at
Concurrently with the announcetent
concerning the banquet plans,
ir. Plonk announced appointment
(a committee to handle the annual
oy Scout financial campaign sche
uiwi w pegin on iuesoay morning.
Members of the oommUtee In
barge of raising the S3,900 quota,
re B. S. Weill, chairman, G. A. Brides,
J. B. Keeter, J. H. Thomson, J.
. Keeter, B. S. Peeler and C. D.
In addition to annual reports on
rogreas of the Boy Scout move- i
lent in Kings Mountain during the
ast year, to appear in the banquet
rogram, the meeting will be feaur
I by an address by Rev. J. Lewis 1
bom burg, of China Grove, an acve
Scouters for many years and repient
of the Silver Beaver award
k service in the organization. I
The dinner will be served by the
race Methodist church and tickets
?the event are RL00. They may be
uurchased from Aubrey Mau.tey,,
hairman Plonk, or any Scoutmassr.
The banquet is a feature of annu- J
I Boy Scout week February 9-16,
immemorating the founding of the
Krvement on February 8, 1910.
On Sunday night, a special union
srvioe for Boy Scouts will be held
t Boyce Memorial AHP churCh at
:30, with Scouts expected to at?nd
by troops. Rev. Mr. Preesly will
The program for Monday night's
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Th? dlziAcr wfts In th? Mtuw of
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s In City
I MEMORIAL CAMP?Shown abovf II
rty) Edens. snrreying the handiwork
iw buty making a road Into the Doric
road. Mr. Edens said this week that
raid and iaeued appreciation to Paul1
ookond. Senators who hare boon acHarold
Hunnicutt, Aubrey Mauney, j
ly Dettraar, in addition to Mr. WU- !
Scout are working on the project!
more workers are needed. The Scout ach
Saturday morning at .9 .cl . m*:
Boy Scoot Banquet
The W. K. Maunoy family of
Kings Mountain has mods a gift <
of 31&000 to tho Chapel Hill ,Lutlwap
church parsonage fund, ac
cording to a ropost appearing in
tho January iasuo of tho North j
Carolina Lutheran, published at (
Saliusbury. r\ . v ]
The news item follows:
"Tho. Boo. E. C. Cooper, pastor, . i
Holy Trinity, Chapel H1U, N. O, <
announces in the January IS bulletin
that "A Parsonage rand of 1
SIOOOO for tho Chapel mil Church i
has boon looelsod hwn'ijio w. K. i
Mauney family of Kings Moun
Dial Telephones <
j Member, of the Kings Mountain !
Kiwanls club at their meeting last
Thursday night passed a resolution
requesting that Southern Bell Telephone
and Telegraph company in- 1
stall a dial telephone system here
to improve local service, and also ,
urged improvement in line communicatlon.
The resolution as passed by the
club was turned over to theorganization's
public afairs committee tor
handling. This committee includes
Aubrey Mauney, J. L. McGlll, Hunter
Nelsler, J. E. Herndor* O. W. Myers
and ML L. Burdette.
The club also heard an Interesting
I address by Horace Grigg, county
superintendent of schools.
Stay Home II1947
Tog b Not Aboard
Two men were up In Recorders
court here this week on socount at
state 1947 license plates.
Sam Williams was charged with
boats tot operating a ear Without
state 1947 plates had was erdsred
not to drive until he aaoured and dts
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Mayor Would Be
Elected At Large
A total of 1,093 "citizens, resident!.
and registered voters ot the
City of Kings Mountain," have sign
ed a petition addressed to Cleveland
county's representatives in the
North Carolina General Assembly
asking changes in the city charter
(1) To elect a Mayor at large
sofar as residence of candidates for
alderman is concerned, but to allow
voters in all wards to vote for
one candlate in each ward.
This information was announced
Wednesday by E. A. Harrlll, prominent
Kings Mountain attorney, who
said he drew the petition for a citizens
group which he declined to 1dentity
at the present time.
He said the petitions are being
cl-.jlated in all portions of the city
and that "they are going lUce wildfire."
He pointed out that provision
is made on the petition for a citizen
to sign "yes" or "no" beside his
name, either approving or disapproving
the proposition as set forth.
Mr. Harrill said Wednesday morn
ing that the petition had h????n nr?>.
sented to 1,098 persons eligible to
sign It as citizens of the City of ,
Kings Mountaln|. Of this number,
one citizen had voted "no", 1,093 had
signed "yes", while four persons
had declined to sign. Of the four,
Mr. Harrill raid, three are connected
with the present city adminlstra
The proposition in full follows:
"Kings Mountain, N. C.,
"To Hon. O. M. Mull, Representative,
Hon. Lee B. Weathers, Se. ator,
Raleigh, North Carolina.
The hereinafter proposal has been
presented to each of us, the undersigned
citizen, residents and registered
voters of the City of Kings
Mountain, for our consideration, and we
have expressed our wish after
our respective names by writing the
word "Yost -or "No."
THE " ' r
Fully realizing that our present
Charter of the Cltyof Kings Mountain
does not sufficiently provide
tor democratic representation by
popular vote guaranteed to the citizens
by the Constitution of North
We respectfully request you Gentlemen
to introduce and have enacted
a bill at this present Session of
th6 Legislature amending the present
Charter of the City of Kings
Mountain to provide that a Mayor
Bhall be elected by a vote of the peo
pie at large, and that the candidates
tor Aldermen or Commissioners in
each Ward be voted on by all the
registered voters in any election
thereafter held for the election of
said officials, and tne candidate in
each Ward who receives a majority
of the votes in said election be declared
the elector to represent said
Ward, and that Mid elector shall
qualify and assume the duties of
Alderman from the respeoMve wards
along with the Mayor elected at
large. We mean that candidates for
Councilmen be voted on by all regis
tered voters in the town.
We express our wish by placing
after our respective names the
words "Yes" or "No."
(Cont'd on page eight)
To Be Tonight
A wildlife rally, sponsored by the
Kings Mountain Sportsmen's WildLife
club, will be held tonight at
7:30 o'clock in Central high school
auditorium, with one of North Car>llna's
leading sportsmen, E. A.
Yoss, of Charlotte, as principal
ipeaker, it was announced this
week by Joe Lee Woodward,
KMSWC is a recently formed
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hunters, fishermen, farmers, and
wildlife lovers whose main objectives
are to gain better relations betweeri
farmers and sportsman and
to Increase game In the local area.
Ihe club is affiliated with the North
Carolina Wildlife Federation.
Inc., composed of some 90X100 members
In 100-odd clubs in almost every
oounty In the state.
A member of Mecklenburg Sportsmen's
Wildlife dub and one of the
founders of the pteeent state Federa I
tion, Mr. Vosa is on# of the most tn- J
formed authorities en the needs end
propagation of wildlife in the state
(tn interesting speaker, he helped
term and is a member of the local