VOL.58 NO. 19
CH1UST1AM FAMILY WEEK
Christian Family WMk la be-'
Ins observed ?hmii?hnii? !>? ''??
llth. This day will be observed
at St. Matthew's Lutheran churv
eh, on Sunday when all families
are ashed to worship In honor of
our Mothers, Fvery Member of ecery
Family present next Sunday
morning is our goal.
MOTUUrS DAT PKOORAM
Sunday evening at 6:30 p. m. the
Intermediate and Senior Luther
Leagues will present a special
Mother's Day Program and sponsor
a Church Family Night. A
fllmslIde with recordings, "Is your
home fun?" will be ahdwn, and
.. .. -the Magptrrs *#1 serve refreshments
after the progwgn. We da*
pedally invite all the young people
of the Church, the parents, and
HOSPITAL OPEN HODSX
In observance of National Hospital
week, May 12-17, the Shelby
hospital la holding open house on
Monday from 2 to 4 p. m. according
to an announcement by' ' Joe
D. Harwich, administrator. Mr.
Hamrick Issued an Invitation to
all Kings Mountain citizens to visit
the hospital during those hours
-r->. 1 1
Km AN IS MEETING
or. KODert E. Oyer, professor of
Gardner-Webb college, will address
members of the Kings Moun,tain
Kiwanis club at the regular
meeting at thb Woman's Club
^U^ed Baptist misroncentratlon
?amp during the
gon^" an operation at Charleston,
S. Cl, Naval hospital last week is
back est 4My ~at the Merchants
Association .office. Mr. McGlll
found that he would be hasp! tallzed
for six to 10 weeks, rather than
the anticipated two, and decided
to forego the operation.
Members of Johnny W. Blackwell
Post 2268, VFW, will hold a
special meeting Monday night at
; at 7 o'clock at the City Hail, according
to an announcement by
Commander Frank Gladden. A
full attendance I* being urged due
^ of the North Caroline Employment
'Office here, announced yesterday
v thai, the office would be cloeed
Saturday in obaervance of ConLadd
j douncil of Boiling ^Springs ie the
'I ' election held Alonday. Mr: Hw
rick led the Hcket, polling 1M of
162 votes caet
V | Paekfaoo ~
I ar*???*n *
fc' f eon^MemcnSeTCamp*Tunci received
H?M this week *U?
jp 'TljOHiijoft jy |500
t tfi ft A + A * Wt /W\
bf i r
i BANQUET STXAKXB ? Usury C. | Hn
AtaTO?rt|^?^C>wtot|l?w^ will aeries I fro
ninth omM LImu dob UflM du
night on Ta^ky. Bel
. j ' vlr
LionsWill Honor J
Ladies On Tuesday s
Henry C. Alexander, of Charlotte,
well-known humorist and after 1
s dinner speaker, will address some Pa
200 Lions, Lionesses and other b?<
guests at the ninth annual Lions m?
club Ladles night banquet to be tra
held at the Woman's Club Tuesday
night at 7:30. ?U
Also featured on the program will ?P*
be a Gay Nineties Kevue, presented ha
by a Charlotte musical group which Wf
has performed throughout the area th?
and are In much demand for enter- tht
talnment programs. ha
Announcement of t?ie program mc
for the affair, one of thb high lights |
of the Lions club's year, was gmade ?.
yesterday by Hlltoh Roth, chair- nf
man of the committee on arrange- W
s^m^iei^,ue'h*<, ** "*tu,"y z
The banquet will be Informal, he vei
Club member* Are being urged to i9?'
contact Oscar McCarter immediate- tlo
to make reservation* for guests. ',Wj
! * . . in. "Hi. 1
for 0m4 Clothing m.
At the regular meeting of the
Woodmen of the World/which was Mc
held on Ithesday evenlng,an appeal LU
; %ra* ma?te;for every membf*^ who *u
has any clothing which la not in use
canned food, thread, shoe* and oth- ?
er articles which would bring relief ! A
to needy people ware also solicited, m
After various items of interest] Ft
were dlpcumel. members were urged b<
to attend the annual fish frv which l at
Contention of one group, is that gu
the now charter "afcendmentt doe* On
not provide ptoctdure for a run off ex
and that, in evdnt curreqt candlda- mi
tea do not rea^V|^mJoriti?c, lncurri th
ly paoood amendments: .the the
two fttti and his u\ut now* lav
ii dlootdd and aoalifM." qu
Lfhte tnmo<wt tl-at, or
Uu? to 1he language <4 thegftiM Rj
ilmonts WwutflnK .fof pioctlon a tto* wtc
ijoflcy vy? of the ?rtlr* * jon
, ' V * ?*?' "ri "V* > Kingi
at Phone Servic
Though personnel is only ph
percent of normal, the telephc
ike in Kings Mountain was vii
y over yesterday, at least as
service to customers was conce
th only' Miss1"Pashla tvrlght ~
? regular employees who origin
cooperated in the strike on Aj
eturned to work.
Through addition of temporary i
yeuJh Mrs. Robert Osborne a
as Naomi Edens, former ope rat
the local exchange, the reti
Miss Wright, and Mrs. Mae I
gham, an occasional opeTa
m the Grover otttce loaned
r aingi mountain onice lor t
ration of the strike, the Souths
11 office here has been render!
tually normal service,
drs. Robert McDanlel, supervia
d that all local calls are bei
ndled "as they come," and
ig distance calls are being plac
th the exception of those to otl
lee which still can take emergi
calls only. s
d. W. Ottley, the engineering <
rtmerit representative who 1
in pressed into service as an
Tgency operator here, has b?
nsferred to Newtjn.
'All our operators and I pers<
y am very appreciative 6t the i
eratlon Kings Mountain call'
ve given us," Mrs. McDaniel si
?dnesday. "Had it not been
tlr understanding and cooperati
i telephone situation here wipt
ve been, and would be now, mil
ire difficult than it has been."
lUTPBnP* ; n^!? AVClT
plarurrecitai on Monday even!
t 8:30 p. m. in Warner C
t hall in Qberlln, his program
iding "Andante in F" by Beetl
a, "Prelude, Chorale and' Fugi
Franck, "Pagodes" and "Jardi
IU la* piuie" by Debussey, "Ev<
n" by Alzeniz. and "Mephl
tits" by Liszt
Its brother/Miles Hoffman Mat
presented his senior piano M
in Oberlln on Thursday event
ty 8, at 7:30 p. m., also in Wan
ncert hall. His program lnclud
sntasid In C Minor, K. 396"
?arti "Sonata In B Minor"
at, "Jeu^d'eau" and "Le Toml
de Couperin" by Ravel.
> ARB DIHNER
The Garrison Bible class of Bo;
? Memorial ARP church will ha
hamburger supper in the baa
tent of the educational buildln
Hday night,at 7:30. All men an
iys of the church are invited i
- a-tt t *t
.vctiUf mm w^ai M illCHlUVni Ul IX
ass. |T: P. McOlll, Oscar McCa
r. Marvin Gdforth and Ben H
oforth are on the committee I
?rge otartpngSCienOi ' '
: Get Majority?
mty commissioner electlc
ich Is by the following mathen
il figuring: total all votes c.
'all candidates, divide by the hi
r of offices (five), divide that
re by two. The. majority wot
sn be that number plus one. 1
ample, If all votes cast for all?
^i?iuy candidates totaled 3JS
s total, divided by five would
1. 800 dhd&d by 3 would be 2
ding one, the total required ]
ctton of oommleMoners wot
por mayor. it erOi be eagy. sir
rd is only pne off(ce.^a total vi
(1 . r?*?g a m mafias 1J 1.^ tl r,iit?ad (
D# required I
' 'VV 1
Cm Friday. May 9,1947
ices In Tu
* - - I
Helm's "No Distort
* "%& f''
Ion surprise8 The film was not dwtorted,
In and they Were able to enjoy the film
10- Just as much a* If they were sitting
ie" In the exact center of the theater.
Ins Over the weekend the Dixie Theh>ca
trs became the third motion picture
rfto house in the world to install the new
fiber-glass motion picture screen in
in- vented by Otto Hehn, Kings Mouhei
tain Inventor. . . ;
eg ^m^ally a convex - concave
ter tcreen, the.trade name for the Inled
yention Is flu-Screen, produced by
by flu-Screen, Inc., of flew York, a subby
aidiary of Sparks-Withlngton Com>e
Prom the screetj - improvement
standpoint, Nu-Screen ' says its
screen has $he following advantages
over the Qld type fabric screen: i\) i
ve it ellinlnatea distortion, as fronte
seaters found out; (2) It eliminates .
ig ["hot spot" and glare; (3) It ellmi- 1
id |nates keystoning; (4) gives the 11
to lutton or depth; (5) improves sound
to' (6) is washable. "Hot spot" Is vari- 1
r- atlon in the projected picture, giv- i
[-' ing un even distribution.. i
In Total weight of the woven-glass
film at the Dixie, after a heavy i
? wooden frame was built for it at El- ,
mer Lumber company, is more than
one ton. The frame itself is two feet i
wide to handle the 'curved glass. i
From the practical commercial
standpoint of being a good invest- ,
ment for motion picture theatre own j
ers the screen creates more good j
' seats, and is more durable. Guarantee
on a fabric film Is only six mon- j
'J? ths. They last longer, but eventual- .
. 1 ly become dirty and crack and have ;
to be replaced. Nu-Screen, with pro- ,
per care, is supposed to last as long (
iJP as a theater. A hoes and water will .
^ ttrup Hu-Screen like new, the pro- ,
scribed the construotlea of the
M* SSKen Spd tfx practical Improve
of hSw l^Chk?Jo t]
AMONG CANDIDATES ? Shewn fiber*
on* three mi the IS candidate*
whe an seeking election te municipal
eWeee in Tneedai'e election. At
tep MSh d'Ktfeult Jr~ candidate
toe Ward t mtmmimUmm, while at
top light U Garland K< Still. candi I
dot* for mayor. At bottom loft U
Carl F. M annoy, also a candidate for
Ward t commissioner. Citizens may
rote for all commtortftnor candidates
this yoar for tte first tamo in 10
Toarm. Political oboorrors an anticipating
a rocord vote. duo to tbo
largo numbor of candidates. Largest
previous total ante was In 1M1 when
1,5*5 people mat to the polls. Polls
rill open at tbo five ward voting
plaofs at 7 a. m. Tuesday morning.
Registration books does on Saturday.
A To Install
. ar- * 7 'til '
City Election Facte
May 13. ^
at 7 a m. and close ?
To bo elected: a Mayor and five
dt> comalwloners. ono from oaoh
of five wards.
Tbo polling places:
Wasd Mo. 1?Ctty HalL
Ward Mo. Z-Cktf HalL
Ward Mo. 1 Wool* Mill Star*.
Ward Mo. 4?Kings Mountain ,
Manufacturing Company clubWard
No. 5?Victory Chevrolet
Voter may rote for Mayor and
for on* commissioner In each
Moss Not Foi
T * T'
John Henry Moss, candidate for
Ward 4 commissioner, yesterday Issued
a statement regarding his candidacy.
President of the Western Carolina
semi-pro league, and active in the
affairs of the Kings Mountain Vets,
Mr. Moss spiked what he termed ru-;
mors that he was in favor of lifting
the Sunday blue laws. ;
His statement read:
"I believe in progressive government,
with all Important Issues taken
directly to the people. I believe
In expansion'when possible without
jeopardizing good business policy. |
[ have no Intention of inducing or ,
promoting Sunday sports. I am a |
veteran of this past war, having ser '
zed In six overseas countries, and
Reel that I am fully qualified for
the office of City Commissioner. I
will, if elected, serve the people with
an open mind on all issues, and
terry out every duty required of a
^ ^"^JOWMBL MOSS." 1
The King* Mountain Klwani* club
Included. Advance ticket eelee were
1C Pages I |
ID Today j
FIVE CENTS PER COPT
Logan, Are New
When Kings Mountain ciitzens go
to the polls on Tuesday to elect
a ' ?< - ?' '
- n.ojui anu iivc cuy commissioners
to run the city's affairs for the
next biennium, they will choose
between a total of 18 candidates for
rr."?T2,rMWN '* '??"wwnu ai
dates, including three for mayor, of
ficially filed notices of candidacy be
fore the Wednesday deadline with
City Clerk Karl Sawyer. None of the
candidates are incumbents.
O. T. Hayes, Sr., withdrew as a
candidate for Ward 4 commissioner.
New candidates announced since
last Thursday are:
For Mayor?O. O. Walker, H. Tom ' -i
Fulton, and W. Lawrence Logan.
Ward 1 Commissioner?James G.
(Bed) Lay ton.
Ward 2 Commissioner?Olland R.
Ward 4 Commissioner?J. Tracy
McGlnnis and B. Hudson Bridges.
Ward 5 Commissioner?H. Otto
No less than five of the eight new
candidates threw their hats into
the ring on the final filing day Wed
nesday, to create a contest for every
The dealine thus fell and ended
speculation that at least two other
citizens, J. E. Herndon and Charles
S. Williams, would be in the race
With the announcements by Mr.
Fulton and Mr. Walker, the mayor's
race took on added warmth.
Mr. Fulton Is a two-term former *
member of the city board and served
as mayor pro tempore in 1939-41.
During this term he received the
Lions club citizenship award as the
Kings Mountain man-of-the-year
in 1940, Born here, he is a life-long
citizen of Kings 'fountain, a. mem
.ber of Central Methodist church,
and former rtwtmbejMJf the church
Mortuary. He ts a- paat president of
the North Carolina Funeral Directors
association- He first served on
the city board 1933-35.
Mr. Walker, vto 'first came to
Kings Mountain< ft 1923 to install
water and sewer lines as'a construction
superintendent for A. H.
Gulon & Company, has called Kings
Mountain home since. His wife is
the former Miss Maude Rhea. He
spent 30 years as a construction superintendent
oh municipal projects,
including water, sewer, street and
power installations. A veteran of
World War I, he served In the navy
for 12 months on overseas duty. He
Is a member of First Baptist church,
belongs to the American Legion
and Is a Mason and Shriner. In
1943 he purchased a dry cleaning
In a statement regarding his can- \
didacy, Mr. Walker said, "1 am not
aligned with any group or faction,
but am offering my candidacy solely
for the welfare of the community.
If elected, I shall be In a position to
Hpvnfo mv, full ? -?
? J .... wuc 10 U1C UUUCI OI
the office and I shall devote my full
energies to handling those duties
without prejudice to anyone."
Mr. Logan, owner of Logan Dry Cj
Cleaners, Is also a lifelong cl'tzcn
of the city and son of Mrs. W. F. Logan,
and the late Mr. Logan.
Mr. Layton, Kings Mountain textile
operator and for trier professional
baseball player, is well-known in
Kings Mountain and formerly worked
for the Seaboard railway. Mr.
Layton Is runlng on a platform in
(Cont'd on page eight)
(Listed ia OHM* Filed with
CMf desk Karl tewyer):