la City Corporate Limits 6,574
Immediate Trading Area 15,000
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As City Clerl
naon to raw yobs
Fred E. Finger left for New
York Thursday night where he has
accepted a poetion with Neisler
jjfe * Lions club were to hear an address
W by H. W. Sanders, of Black Moun
tain, recently - elected Lions dis
" trlct governor, at the meeting of
the club at the high school careteria
Thursday night at 7 o'clock.
COURT or BOMOB
Regular monthly meeting of the
Boy Scout Court of Hoonr was to
be held at the City Hall, Thursday
night at 8 o'clock. Announcement
of the meeting came from
Piedmont Council headquarters,
Gastonia. 'V l
C. E. Nelsler, Jr., of Sings Mountain,
and A. S. Riser, of route 3,
Kings Mountain, have been appointed
members of the county
Hospital board of trustees to serve
three-year terms. Mr. Nelsler was
appointed for Number 4 township,
' succeeding Wray Williams, and
Mr. Riser was appointed from
Number 5 township, succeeding
1L C. Whitworth.
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LAUNDHT MOVING SOON
Paul Mauney announced this
week that the Kings Mountain
Laundry would soon move to its
near hotne on Cansler street The
Laundry, now located on Cleve
I' much larger' amount of space for
iere: 6 Wh
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L At Meeting
Karl S. Sawyer, Kings Mountali
city clerk, tendered bis resignation
to the city board of ooramlsalonera
at their regular meeting Tuesday
night, the resignation to become ef
fecttve July SI or after the audit of
the books for the fiscal year, which
ever Is earlier.
The board accepted the resignatioi
at a meeting which was featured b
adoption of a record g2S3.60B.17 bud
get for 1947-48, and a considerabli
varletyof business which kept th<
board In session until H *10 p. m*
Other actions of the board:
(1) Officially set the tax rate a
$1.80 per $100 valuation.
<S) Ordered elimination of bu
stops at the First National Banl
corner and at the corner of Gold am
Battleground, with a bus stop to b
marked off lp the middle of th
(4) Appointed Commissioner Car
T? ...... ? - a a. i? r_
r. xuauiicj luciuuvr UL uie eomiiiia
slon which will be in charge of th
J, S. Mauney Library.
(5) Endorsed the operation of th
Kings Mountain Bus Company as i
satisfactorily operated, convenlen
and necesary public utility.
(6) Renewed a sewer rental con
tract with Park Tarn Mills Com
(7) Raised the price of grave-dig
(8) Agreed to pay 875 on the put
chase of garbage cans for the bur
in ess district which the Merchant!
association is sponsoring and beln
jointly purchased by merchants.
-the board also passed routine re*
olutlons authorizing the city ta
collector to turn over uncollected ta
ea to the city attorney for collectloi
and authorizing the tax collector t
advertise unpaid taxes, granted
beer license to Holland Grill, and s
mended the tax on Ice cream dealer
to conform with the state law.
V/All members of the board wer
(Cont'd on page Eight)
After 50 Tears' 1
; Craftspun Yarns, Inc., the King
Mountain subsidiary of Scranto
Lace Company, of Scranton, Pa., lai
M manufacturers of Nottlnghai
lace In the world. Is already an tnti
gral part of the company's vast Opei
atkms, according to a book recent]
distributed ^by^the company entitle
The book, handsomely printed an
Illustrated, recites the history of th
company and its operations durln
two World Wars and what Preslder
1*. G. Robertson, J&Wls ?the $*m
grandfather of all economic depre;
, Ut. Robertson further writes <inth
foreword, '"The Scranton Lace Com
pany la today stronger and more ?
real lasts of aeoootpilshmentate#W
haVO had good times and bad timet
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- Trainman Dies
r By Bolt Tuesday
A. C. Bennett, 38, of Charlotte, was
t almost Instantly killed by lightning
, during a storm at noon Tuesday.
The bolt struck while Bennett, a
r urakeman for the Southern railway,
. was switching cars of local number
64 near the Superior Stone company
Bennett was on the ground on the
j east side of the tracks when struck
y and was pronounced dead on arrival
. at the offices of Dr. J. E. Anthony,
e local physician.
B Howard Ware, Kings Mountain
man who was fireman on the train,
was reported as having witnessed
t the fatal accident which occurred
during one of the heaviest rainfalls
j reported here In some thirty years.
The switching was In progress when
? the sudden storm hit.
_ Mr. Bennett had been employed
1 six years. He was the son ofMr* and
ft Mrs. J. C. Bennett of Jackson Springs
It He is survived by his parents, his
j wixe, a son, Joei, six Brothers and
e three slaters.
, Public Can Help.
a v G. A. Bridges, J. C. Bridges and Art
chie Costner, of Bridges Airport,
Tuesday issued a statement to the
:- public asking aid in helping to prei
vent buzzing and hedge-hopping over
The letter follows:
Kings Mountain, N. C?
- July 8, 1947.
i- "A Statement To The Public"
l' "There have been some comg
plaints coming from Kings Mountain
and vicinity, probably all Justli
flattie, about buzzing or low flying
x over residents. This we have forbidx
deri from our field at all times, and
i, we believe little of it la coming from
o our field; however, we are glad to
a cooperate with the public In helping
i- to put a stop to this kind of uncalled
s for flying.
" We keep a record of the plane
e and pilot when they leave the field,
(Confd on page Eight)
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8 pany had fulLtlme operations until
p the middle of 1946, when a severe
shortage of cotton yarn, its basic
n raw material developed. This was
!- due to a very high general demand
' for cotton yams, as alt textiles had
y been in short supply during the latd
ter war years When it became
apparent that this condition would
d continue for sometime. President
e Robertson recommended to the
g Board of Directors that the Scranton
t Lace ComparW llkewiaeinsurs tt?
rayon supply bjr th< purchase oi ?
- spin rung mill. Several properties
were considered and lrr November
- Mills, KlH|[S Mountain, Nortltfiito..
lln*,^?fl^t^e one whogj production
e subsidiary of The Scranton Lace
a J <g n'uhli&hid In thi? liAolL Mflti*
I OaDlf Nul mCADCvf vlllOB^ w *
ticipate In J
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mtss ;acqueune falls
.. Friday. July 11,1947
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For Beauty T
Twelve Kings Mountain beauties H
will vie for the title and accompany- *
ing honors of "Miss Kings Mountain *
of 1947" in the second annual beauty
contest of the Kings Mountain Junior
Chamber of Commerce to be
held Friday night, July 18. 1
Latest entries announced this
week by Ned McGlll, chairman of ^
the entry committee are: <
Miss Frances Lindsay, sponsored t
by McCurdy Cleaners-Dyers. ?
Miss Carolyn Dover, spensored by <
Western Auto Store. 1
Miss Frances Huffstetler, sponsored
by Victory Chevrolet Company. <
Miss Colleen Martin, sponsored by <
Kings Mountain Cotton Oil Campa- '
Entries previously announced are <
Miss Margaret Cash ion. Miss Sarah I
P II J) Pi* ' IJPPlMPlPUMf. I I * 1 "
Cranford, Miss Dollene Montleth, '<
> his i h' I 1 i
Members of the Joyces Beauty
Pageant steering committee are 1
requested to meet at the Herald |
office Friday afternon at 4(30.
Fall attendance is necessary to I
complete final details for the e- "
Miss Virginia Moss, Miss Jenell gl
Smith. Miss Edith Or>ina Miso Jan- ?
quellne Falls and Miss Nancy Dick- ^
Winner of the contest will repre- 0j
sent Kings Mountain in the state w
contest at Wilmington, and runner- el
up will represent the city at More- C(
head City In the Coastal Festival. g,
It was announced this week that c]
manufacturers of Donnelle gloves
will present a wardrobe of gloves to
the winner and will also present a t]
prize to the runner-up. t<
Martin Harmon, contest chairman, e
said this week plans were shaping y
up for a fine event, which will fea- r
ture the contest, followed by the h
annual beauty ball.
Contestants will be honored at a ti
banquet-meeting of the laycres to Q
be held at 7 o'clock at the Wotrmn's 0
Club Tuesday night, when Ed Ellis, n
of Charlotte, state president, will be p
The Teen-Town Cats, of Gastonla,
10-piece dance band which is well- known
in this area, will furnish mu- 1
sic for the contest and dance. J
George Flowers of Station WHOS
Shelby, Is to serve as master of oere 1
monies for the event. '
"We are deeply appreciative of
the cooperation received from the
contestants in the forthcoming con- #,
test," Mr. McGill said. 'We are look- fl
ing forward to an excellent event y
which will bring credit to the con- b
testants, the Jaycees and the city.".
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Gladden Urges Veto *
To lobi Legion Pool J
John W. Gladden, commander of B
Otis D. Green Poat 155, The American .
Legion, thla week Issued a state- a
meat directed to all veterans ol t
World-War I and II urging them to ?
Join the organization. ,, /
In line with the current member- r
Mp campaign now underway the j
war and that you are stni willing to !
give oonttim^^ tlme^o*
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MISS MAHGAR2T CASHTON
ies To Vie
itle July 18
res. Flying Saucers
lave Been Seen Here
Have you hop a firing saucer?
People In 48 states have, or think
And Kings Mountain is typical.
Austin LyUuud says ho saw floe
ehich Is tbs only report the Baradd
has bad. and this one was sscmd-hand.
About tbs aerial saucer,
Another Herald source, a marrlid
num. says he saw dying saurera
Saturday night too. And thay
srece eery real. Be was arriving
lusne al 2 p. m. and bis wile, who
Chkp^^tekeui: a bit late for a
ImuJoUs TL ?
Citizens For Aid
H. L. Burdette, retiring city mana
er of Kings Mountain, who nex
reek assumes the duties of cit;
lanager of Hickory, yesterday isau
i a statement thanking the peopl
t Kings Mountain, city official
ith whom he has served, and cit;
mployees for their cooperation an
ansideration during the time he ha
?rved in the capacity of the city'
dief administrative officer.
The statement follows:
"In severing my connection wit
le City of Kings Mountain to mov
> a larger city, I wish to publicl
xpresa my sincere appreciation fc
tie hfearty cooperation I have enjoy
d 'during the more than six years
ave served as city manager.
"I wish especially to thank a
tiose who have served on the boar
f commissioners during my term c
f f Ice for the many oourtesles show
le and for their understanding an
atience during the war years an
le more trying period since th
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Is Shot To Deatl
John Robert Clay Williams, 31
>rmer city policeman, was shot t
oath in the Interior of Craftspu
arns, Inc., at 3:30 Sunday mornin
y Night Watchman L. I. Eaker.
Wllllama, discovered In the plar
/hen Mr. Eaker heard a noise whlc
e thought "was too much for a rat
dvanced toward the night watch
tan when apprehended.
Mr. Eaker told police William
aid "don't shoot" or "you better nc
hoot" and kept advancing. He the
hot once over his head, and alme
he second shot at the Intruder wh
ill instantly. The second shot fror
he .38 caliber pistol entered Wil
ants' body at the heart, emergln
ma the right shoulder.
At an Inquest held at City Hal
18 o'clock Sunday morning, a Jur
apaneled by County Coroner J. Ol
d Harris, of Shelby, ruled WD
ams death Justifiable homicide.
Funeral rites for the victim wer
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City Board Plans
To Appear Before
Kings Mountain's city board of
commissioners informally laid plans
Tuesday night to appear before the
county board of commissioners in
the near future to urge a countywlde
revaluation of property.
Even though informal, the tentative
plans of the board concerning
revaluation brings more support
than has previously been recorded
for the proposed revaluation, which
when and if conducted, will be the
first since 1927.
At Tuesday's night's meeting here,
it was pointed out that a large group
of citizens, representing civic groups
and others, had appeared before the
county board the day before urging
revaluation, and suggestion waa
made that a resolution be a^oftad
- aupportftotftofclipfeMd. Aftjonoma .
discussion, the commissioners decided
a more forceful presentation
could be made in person.
Mayor Harry Woodson, of Shelby,
In a statement this week, branded
the present valuations both outdated
arpl unreal, and the Cleveland
Times, In its Tuesday edition, ask1
ed editorially "Why Even Hesitate?""
y Pointing out It had favored revaluatlonslnce
1942, the Times wrote:
"We are in favor of a county-wide
y revaluation of property, and a revald
uation carried out by competent ap8
praisers who have no local connec3
At Tuesday night's session here,
h Mayor H. Tom Fulton pointed out
? that the valuation of city property
ir In 1932 was much higher than the
r. current valuation which Is slightly
I less than $5,000,000.
jj In the past two years, the Herald
d has frequently urged county-wide re
valuation, pointing out the many In^
equities which have cropped up In
4 the past two decades, In addition to
e the abnormally high tax rates low
it Clay Williams
i Sunday Morning
3, gloves and was without shoes. Poo
I lice found an open window at the
n | plant with a pair of shoes lying near,
g I Police Chief N. M. Farr'declined to
| speculate as to motive of Williams'
it entrance to the plant. He was unh
armed, except for an unopened poe"
ket-knlfe in his trousers.
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i- rtccurumg 10 lniormation given to
police, Williams had been drinking
is during the day. He had been in com
rt pany with a friend, Ernest Smith,
n who lives on North Piedmont aved
nue, during the day and they had
o had a chicken supper late in the afn
ternoon. Smith said that Williams
\. left the Smith residence about 2 p. m,
g The Williams lived on Linwood
Williams was an employee at the
plant in which he lost his life. He
y had served on the city police force %
I* for about one year in 1945-40, and
L* had later workpd for a short time for.
McCurdy Cleaners-Dyers and Kings
* Mountain Laundry.
3 Surviving are the wife, the former
! Helen Golns, his mother, Mrs. J. JL
** Williams of Kings Mountain, the
Book vyillSoroo of