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1947-48 were to be TnstallethYj
Thursday night at the regular' (
a meeting of the club at 7 o'clock ;
-at the high school cafeteria, with 1
[ ? Sob. Cooke of Shelby, past district
P*- governor, to conduct the Installa"tlon.
Klwanian rYank Young, of GasTtonls,
was to present Dr. Heir in,
Gastonia physician, who was to
demonstrate the Malco hearing de
vice at the regular meeting of the
Kiwanls club at the Woman's club
At 7 o'clock Thursday night. The
program was arranged by the committee
on underprivileged child*en
. UNION SERVICE
Sunday night's union service
will be held at 8 o'clock at Boyce
Memorial ARP church, with the
aernvon by Rev. W. H. Stender, pas
-<or of St, Matthew's Lutheran
COURT HELD THURSDAY
City Recorder court was ached-ailed
to be held yesterday (Thursday)
at City Hall with Judge O.
' G. (yFarrell presiding. v
Directors of the ^Ungs Mourn
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Linda Beatty, daughter of Mr.
. end Mr*. Pinkney Beatty, Church
street, won first prize In the state
-poppy poster contest at the American
Legion auxiliary. It was announced
this week by Mr*. Dickie
Tate, president. Prize for the win
nlng poster wisa $5.00. She Is a 1
student of East school and made 1
-the winning poster under the buld- i
anee of her teacher, Mm. John
Gamble, it was announced.
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Work began this week on lflStah
lactlon of aknitayy facilities at the
City Stadium. C T. Bennett and
being made to have the work ]
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Eight Fast T.
By the luck of the draw Kings
Mountain Vets, riding the crest of a
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mna lea'iu?, w!lii"MW?n '*P (tUMSlH
ilstrict semi-pro baseball tourna<?ent
which gets underway here
Monday at 4 p. m. against the Monroe
Blue Sox, in the first of eight
baseball games during four conaeeitive
days at City Stadium.
Other Monday game will find
Ungs Mountain's other entry, Cora
Mill of the Gaston Textile league,
Ditched against Norwood Red Birds,
his game beginning at 8:15.
On Tuesday at 4 p. m., .Forest City
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laugic wiui Dcuuuiii v^uuiaaus
ind the strong Lance Packers of
Charlotte mix it with Lincolnton
ted Sox at 8:15 p. m. Tuesday.
A team win must win to stay in
m the single-game elimination bails,
with the winner and runner-up
jualified to play at Asheboro for the
A division of the National Base>all
Congress, the local tournament
s under the sponsorship .of the
tings Mountain Lions club, with
ohn Henry Moss, district commlsiloner,
as general chairman.
Winners of the Monday games
dash in their semi-final round on
Wednesday, July 2, at 4 p. m. while
vlnners of Monday games fight It
>ut Wednesday night Wednesday's
osers play Thursday afternoon at 4
/clock for third place' honors and
nodey, and the championship game
vill be on tap Thursday night
kepresentatives of all teams, with
Single game tickets may be pur:lckets
for all ?ight games may be
purchased in advance for $4.00, tax
included. They tnay be purchased
from any member of the Lions club
w at the following business firms:
Kings Mountain Drug company, Ar:adla
Bowltog Center, Terminal Service
Station,^riondly Poolroom, Pastime
Billiards, Mountain Grill. Edwards'
Cafe, Central Barber Shop,
3^ta^ Barter Shop.jCe^wServlce
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Miss Teague Accepts
First Baptist Post
MIm Lula Mae Teague haa been
selected by the First Baptist church
as educational secretary and music
director, and will begin her duties
with the church on July 1, It was announced
Thursday by Rev. L. C.
Miss Teague is a daughter of Rev.
J. L. Teague, formerly of Kings
Mountain, but now of Hickory. She
attended Mars Hill college and is a
graduate of Limestone college. She
previously has worked with the First
Baptist church for a year following
which she was with th? Pimt nor..
list church of Burlington for three
Outlook In Big
Following is a thumbnail sketch
of the eight semi-pro baseball teams
who will vie for the western district
championship here next week:
Monroe ? currently leading the
North CentraVleague under management
of Houston Privette, and led
by brother battery, Duck Brantley,
jrttcher, who already boasts a nohitter
this season, with his brother
Louie Brantley behind the plate.
Cora ? Managed by Elixe Bridges,
recently improved by addition
Of VehtJlmaoy Gibson and EJrnam^M*^rUSg^Number^2
Bolide, hard-hitting shortstop, expected
to be reXdy for duty after in
Belmont ? John Summers mana
ger of another line Mid-State team."
Boasts Bed Wilson leading Mid-1
State hurler with 8-0 record will do
much hurling- Also boasts Jerry
Frye, Duke third Backer, and the
Dodgtn brothers who performed tori
Tgey last year. Jim Watts is the cat-1
fetter.'';v/ ~ I
Forest City ? Manager Jess Hill's!
team Is well-known here, featuring!
Phil Oatea, ex-International lliimJ
pltchetyjand Spec Padgett, another
ex-Bex player, for hurling, and Bulas
Smailey, ulat year with Rochester
at tf*L Led Western Carolina
lmM> until recently,' when close
loSMS have moved the Owls down
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7riday. June 27. 1947
W. I. Crawford
Funeral services for William Jo
seph Crawford, 79, prominent retlr
ed grocer, were held Saturday morn
ing at Bovce Memorial ARP church
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officiating, assisted by Rev. L. C
Pinnix, pastor of First Baptist chur
Interment was made in Mountaii
Mr. Crawford, wtio had been seri
ously ill for several weeks, sue
cumbed at his home on Mountaii
street at ?J o ciock last fTtday morn
A native of the Bethany commun
ity, York county, S. C., Mr. Craw
ford moved to Kings Mountain it
1900 and entered busit)c33. He re
sded here ever since, retiring fron
an active part in theb uslness thre<
He was for many years an elde
in the ABP church and was a re
spected citizen. He would have beei
80 years old in August.
Surviving are his wife, the forme:
Miss Vinne Littlejohn, three child
ren, Mis. Harold Coggins, Wilsoi
and Harold Crawford, all of King.
Mountain, a slater, Mrs. Charles Har
mon of Bessemer City, and two bro
then, J. Calvin Crawford of the Be
thany community, and Tom Craw
ford, of Andrews, and two grand
Pallbearers were John Gamble, W
J. McGill, M. A. Ware. Wendell Phi
fer, Oscar McCarter and Lindsay Mc
Mack in, all officers of the ehurcfc
and remaining elders and deacon
Were honorary pallbearers.
! The sale Is being bandied by P. E
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"ciimwii, iviutfH mountain realtor.
The property, which includes th
old church edifice, occupies a lc
which (fonts 75. feet on Mountai
street and 100 feet on Piedmont an
enue, adjoining the City Kali o
Piedmont and the Baker propert
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McGUl Issues SOS 1
To Local Beauties .
Kings Mountain beauties aro on (
' the retiring and shy order, at 1
toast at the moment. It was report- |
ed this week by Med McOilL chair-.
man of the ?U| committee toe the
IMT becruty pagecmt at the Kings .
Mountain Junior Chamber of ?
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"At the moment there to a n<
^-j-y Vv el
that Kings Mountain's eugihtoe I
won't finally commit thorn soiree |
to on tor." Mr. MCGU1 said, adding Jl
i that this is the only hold-up. with
plenty of bn si noes firms anxious
to sponsor entries. eI
"The retiring attitude may be all a
i right at soma times." he added. m
. 'but now is hardly the time."
Legion Officers I
: To Be Installed ?
e Regular monthly meeting of Otis OI
D. Green, Post 155, The American [0
r Legion, will be held at City Hall j0
Tuesday night at 8 o'clock, aCcord1
ing to an announcement by John W.
Gladden, in-coming commander.
r Main business will be installation til
of new officers and the 1947 mem- w
j bershlp drive, headed by Glee A. cc
, Bridges. All Go-Getters are asked to ft
be present as well as all members q
. of the post.
Mr. Gladden announced also that ra
' the post has been placed in District ?
* 28, 4th Division. The post was formerly
in District 16 but at the state tt
^ convetnion the number at districts ft
I was increased to 35 for North Garo- b!
i, Attending the convetnion from p
Kings Mountain were Mr. Gladden, ?
j ^^Mtal wwlce^wM held^at^
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The pastor, Rev. T. F. Huggins, of tj
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U Special Meet
City Manager H. L. Burdette, who
is served in that capacity since
ov ember 1940, tendered his resigitlon
to the board of commission
s at a special meeting at the City
The resignation is to take effect
Mr. Burdette, in a formal letter to
le mayor and board of commission's,
said he was resigning to accept
more remunerative position -in a
uch larger city. He declined to
ime the city, pending announceent
there, but told the Herald it
as a North Carolina city.
Only other action taken by the
tard was to pass a resolution aending
the recently enacted city
ivilege tax ordinance to include
ito parts firms and drug stores
hlch had been omitted from the
iginal ordinance. Privilege license
ir auto parts firms was set at $25,
ir drug stores, $15.
The resignation of Mr. Burdette
Ighllghted a meeting which has
?en called to discuss the plight of
le city recreation commission,
hlch is out of funds and which has
intract committments with City
ecreation Director-High School
jach Clyde Canlpe through August
The board tooH no action In the
atter but Informally instructed Mr.
urdette to Include an item of $1,000
i the proposed 1947-48 budget wfth
te Indication that It would be ntti*
ed If the funds were at all avaiiaA
large number of citizens were
resent for the dlscusston on the
(creation matter, Including inept
.inds was opMltcd^to ? December
*6 stata gumma'' Court decision
tvolving the Wty of Charlotte, with
j? City of Charlotte restrained from
aying out funds for recreational
"SSTttoraa iv B. A. Harrin<said b#
ad Investigated the law and It was
Is opinion payment of the fundi
wild have been legal had a read*
jtlon been made by the city board
rhen setting up th^e 1946-47 budget
ist July, the resolution to have dee
gnated a specific amount of surplus
untie from the water and light deartment
operations for this purpose
*ck of the resolution made paylent
of the funds legally doubtful,
fr. Harrlll said. . W.
Various menders of the recreation '
omtnlssion parted out that* they
rere meeting with the board a^apa
9 see If there was not some Way the
Dnfnadaslon oojkld not be peltevid of
t? financial jmabarrassment, andlurr
dras aMthdiscuBslon. lnvolv* "** &
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