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VOL. 58 NO. 33
PADGETT IN HOSIPTAL
Dr. P. G. Padgett, who has been,
a patient at Memorial hospital,
Charlotte, for the past two weeks,
is in an improved condition but is
not expected to be back at praotice
here for about three weeks.
Bethel cemetery, six milo?s north
of Kings Mountain wli' be
cleaned Monday a. m. Aug. 18.
All who have relatives buried
there are requested to come or v. i
send someone to help in the clean
Ing of the entire grounds.
Wilbur Wright, state driver's license
examiner, is at the City Hall,
each Friday from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m.
and each Saturday from 9 a. m.'to
1 p. m., for the purpose of issuing
driver's licenses, it was announcthis
Karl Sawyer, Kings Mountain
city clerk M the past several
yean said yesterday he expected
to complete his duties in that position
not later than Monday,
August 18. Mr. Sawyer said he had
no announcement to make concerning
his future plans, but that
lor me moment ne was going to |
the home of his parents In Boone ,
tor * vacation, ' a- j
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35 To Cherokee ,
Thirty-five Kings Mountain boys 1
and girls -ate getting a week's out- '
ing at Camp Cherokee, S. C? this
week, compliments of the Liohs
The group, gathers at Central Methodist
church each mornlftg, where I
a waiting bus. transports them to '
the camp. The return trip Is made J
In the afternoon about 2 o'clock. i
Thg group Is receiving instruction
In vocational courses aiyi swim- <
mlng from the camp directors. <
camp*were made thriaifh'lfe. R.
Vreeland, Head of the camp. .
Thd children enjoying the dally
otttlnb this week are between the
ages of eight and fourteen.
The summer session for members
of the Kings Mountain school band,
which ended Anetist a. has been
termed very successful by band director
Joe C. Heddon.
i Mr. Heddon, In discussing the
praise of the young people*who have
just finished the term. Most of them
he said, completed their required
work with flying colors and that
this group of enthusiastic and hardworking
youngsters was one of the
beet ever to be under his direction.
* "We have made an effort," he add
ed, "to combine work with play this
summer by taking the group to
Lake Montohia one half day each
week and the band was extremely
fortunate in having ooach Don Parker
to assist in if s recreation - program
.by coaching the Softball
teams which had some lively and
interesting gabies." .
With the training given the manho>a'fkia:Sd>gn>rt^rospects
for an excellent band this year
and those interested hi th* band
are hopeful that die present band
- quarters will be '^Modeled and
ready for occupancy by the time
J Ten new uniforms and a dram
major's uniform have been ordered
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i Resigns As
Clyde A. Canipe, high school
:oach, resigned that position this
veek, according to B. N. Barnes, superintendent
of schools, who said he
eceived a telegram to that effect
'rom Mr. Cariipe on Wednesday afternoon.
The telegram stated merely that I
i.fe PnnlnA ? 1
xi. V/ampc was leaigiimg iu dtLtrpi
i position in Florida.
Mr. Canipe was to be in Kings
fountain Thursday to discuss the
natter with Superintendent Barnes
vho said he hoped to be able to prevail
on Mr. Canipe to withdraw his
Mr. Barnes said the Wednesday
ifternoon telegram came "as a com
ilete surprise," and added that the
esignation at such a late date mates
the employment of a coach a
jarticularly difficult task.
In North Carolina, teachers are
equired to tender resignations at
east 30 days prior to the opening
>f school or forfeit eligibility to
:each within the state. This rule,
Sir. Barnes pointed out, eliminates
lie possibility of filling the vacancy
with a person currently employid
by another North Carolina school.
Coach Canipe came to Kings
Mountain last year as head coach,
ind high schoolphysi cal education
arnd mathematics teacher. He was
ilso retained as part-time city rec eation
director, a position, which
it the moment has vanished into
thin air, due to lack of funds to support
such a program.
Mr. Canipe had formerly been
lead coach at Albemarle high
ichool and assistant football coach
it Appalachian State Teachers college
before coming to Kings Moun?in,
after army service in the air
Mr. Canipe had marked success
lere with his football team, which
ivon seven of 10 games, including a
1-0 victory over arch-rival Shelby.
His basketball team played at a .500
average, but the baseball season
was of the dismal: variety.
W. L. Blackburn. Number Four
township constable, announced yesterday
capture of twelve gallons of
vhlte liquor on August 2.
Constable Blackburn said he was
'iding out the Cherryvllle road at>out
three miles from Kings Mountain
and happened upon a car park
sd on the; side of the road. On stopping
he discovered two Negroes
drinking from a jug. One ran off
and was identified by the other as
After bringing the captured man
to tdwn, the constable secured a
search warrant and went to William's
house where eleven more
gallons of the whiskey was found.
Williams was tried in county Recorders
court and Was fined $100
and costs according to Constable
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Aaron M. Allen, 23, son of former
Cleveland county sheriff Irvin
Allen and Mrs. Allen, is now a
member of the Kings Mountain
police department it was announced
by-Chief N. M. Farr this
week; Alleh served in the Wavy
with the Sea Bees and la wearing
a policeman's uniform for the
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J. f)lli<> Harris nf Sholhv hnc ntir.
;hased Fulton's Mortuary from H.
rom Fulton ana assumes operation
if the firm today, it was announced
The business will be known as
fiarris Funeral Home, and Mr. Harris
announced that he has obtained
i lease on the Allison home on S.
Piedmont avenue, where the bustless
will be moved as quickly as
occupancy of the home can be obtained
and renovations made. Until
that time, the firm will be in the
present Cherokee street location.
Consideration in the transaction,
which does not include the building,
was not announced.
In purchasing the local funeral es
tabllshment, Mr. Harris has bought
>ne of Kings Mountain's oldest
firms. It was established 40 years
sgo by the late H. T. Fulton, and haa
toeen operated by him and his son,
& Tom Fulton, now mayor of Kings
Mountain, since that time. The late
Mr. Fulton waa the first lloenaed
smbalmer In Cleveland county. ;
Mr. Harrta, Cleveland County coroner,
has been In the funeral bustness
for 19'years, serving kill that
time With Lutz-Austell Funeral
Borne, of Shelby. He Is a native of
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Kings Mountain. N. C?
i Barnes Announces
Kings Mountain city schools will |
open for the 1947-48 school year on i
Tuesday, September 2, it was an|
nouneed yesterday by B. M. Barnes,
superintendent of schfv?'c.
Mr. Barnes reported employment
lot an additional teacher. Mrs. Henry
A. Mills, of Shelby, who will
teach the first grade at Central!
With the resignation of Clyde A.
Canipe, four vacancies stiil remain. I
The city schools roster to date fol- (
J. E. Huneycutt, Principal.
Miss Ruth Beam, Shelby, 1st; Mrs ,
Henry A. Mills, Shelby, 2nd; Miss
Margaret R. Andrews, Charlotte, 2nd
Miss Catherine Payseur, Shelby, 2nd
Miss Willie McGill, Kings Mountain
3rd; Miss Ruby Lee White, Rutherfordton,
3rd; Miss Margaret Goforth,
Rutherfordton, 5th; Miss Marie
Lineberger, Llncolnton, 5th; Mrs.
T. A. Pollock, Kings Mountain, 6th;
(Miss Lois Watson, Albemarle, 7th;
Miss Gussie Rebecca Huffstetler,
Kings Mountain, 7th; Mrs. Octavia
C. Coggins, Kings Mountain, 7th;
Miss Helen Logan, Kings Mountain,
8tH; Mrs. Juanita Warren, Kings
Mountain, 8th; Miss Jane Hili, Murphy,
Miss Audrey May, Greenville,
Home Economics; Miss Betty J.
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itujic, cjntrtuy, v^vmmercia?; Miss !
Sarah Alexander, Greenville, S. C., j
English; Mrs. Josephine E. Weir, I
Kings Mountain, Librarian; Miss!
Janet Scogglns, Greenville, S. C., La'
tin, French, Math; Donald Lee Par-1
ker, Kings Mountain, History; Miss
Alice Victoria Ridenhour, Dallas,
English; Miss Mabel Goodman, 1
Gold Hill, Physical Education and
! Science; M^ss Mary Cromartle, Gain
lesville, Ga., Math and English; 1
I Miss Odessa Black, Bessemer City,
Science and Math.
Mrs. J. H. Thomson, Principal; Miss
Jette Plonk, Kings Mountain, 1st;
Mrs. C. M. Logan, Kings Mountain,
1st;'Miss Mattie Lee Flack, Forest
City, 2ndU JjWk Wall H. Post on,
Marcel ine Weathers, Shelby,
Mrs. Elizabeth Gamble, Kings Mpun
tain, 6th. - : f 1
Miss Dorothy Ligon, Charlotte, Bi- (
ble; Miss Mae Moselle Moore, Murphy,
Public School Music; Joe C.
Heddon, Kings Mountain, Band;
Mrs. Mary B. Page, Kings Mountain
Pidno; Miss Mary Ann James, Wood
ruff, S. C., Piano.
Mrs. C. Q. Rhyne, Principal; Miss '
Marjorie Hord, Kings Mountain 1st;
Miss Carlyle Ware, Kings Mountain,
2nd; Miss Frances Carpenter, '
Kings Mountain, 3rd- Miss Annie I
j Roberts, Kings Mountain, 4th; Miss
Mitchell .Williams, Kings Moun-'
J. A. Gibson, Principal; Utattle
Gldney, Shelby, 1st and 2nd.; Kittye
Mabel Withers, Cornelius, Jessie
G. Costner, Kings Mountain; Myrtlce
Z. Crawford, Qastonla; Verna
Sue Cabani*^ Shelby; Elizabeth H.
Baker, Winston-Salem, high school.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Fulton, Jr.>
have moved btto their new home
on Cleveland avenue, on which |
construction has recently been I
bases Fulton Mortu.
pltal in Europe. Active in civic affairs,
he has been a member of the
Shelby Idons club, is president of
the Shelby Fresh Air Oamp, is Immediate
past-commander of the
Shelby VFW, and is first aid chairman
of the Cleveland county chapter,
American Red Cross. He is a
member of Shelby's First Baptist
church, the American Legion, and
la a Mason.. He is also a member of
the Shelby fire department.
He waa graduated from GuptonJnnAfl
Fmhalmlna lr? Wo?K
rww-nn ii yu wwb?h?wwv^5?wcvkwi rn mnm
ville, Tenn., in 1935, and took postgraduate
work in dermi-surgery in
1939. . ,
Mr. Hards is married and the father
of two children, Olliei Jr., age
12, and Becky, age 9. Mrs. Harris is
the former Abbte Jane Wall, daughter
of Dr. and Mrs. Zeno Wall, of
Shelby. They expect to move to
Kings Mountain as quickly Sf possl
Associated with Mr. Harris In the
operation of the Funeral Home will
be Frank Wall, of Shelby, son of Mr.
and Mrs. O. O. Wall, assistant manager,
and Rufus Ham bright of Clover,
son of Mrs. Tbelma Hambrlght
and the late Frank Hambrlght, ;
^Mr^Wall Is^also a memberofthe
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Friday. August 15. 1947
Board To S
McGOl to Attend ;
ai utapei mil
Ned A. McGill, secretary of the
Kings Mountain Merchants Association,
will attend the second annual
Training Institute of credit bureau
managers and merchants association
secretaries to be held at
the University of North Curolina at'
Chapel Hill August 17-23.
The Institute was begun last year |
to give member of the various bu- ]
reau and association staffs addition!
al training. Commercial law, busi-1
ness letter writing, salesmanship,.
public speaking and other courses
helpful to them in their work are to
be offered this year.
Held in cooperation with the University's
Extension division, the Institute
invites members of the eight
southeastern states, but attendance
is open to managers and secretaries
from all parts of the natipn.
It is the. only Institute inthe coun !
try of its kind, and of the 45 members
registered so far the following
10 states are represented: North
Carolina, Virginia, Georgia. Florida,
Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri, Ohio
Illinois, and Iowa.
Members will be taught be rugular
faculty professors, live in dormitories,
eat in the dining halls and
partake in the regular campus social
activities while attending the
refresher course. Certificates will be
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invucu ttiicr completion 01 tne I
Parallel courses in management
will be conducted, with Harold Wal
lace, executive vice-president of the
A. C. B. A. conducting credit bureau
classes, and Charles B. McFee, Jr.,
managing director of Virginia Retail
Merchants- Association, handBelle's
Is Well Underway
Remodeling of Belk's Department
Store Is now well underway, it was
announced this week by Hilton L.
Work started several weeks ago
on an extension of the building to
the alley at the back of the tirm,
and this change will give the firm
almost 500 square feet more floor
space. In addition, the rear of the
store, which has been elevated several
feet. It being lowered to floor
A basement Is being dag out and
a heating plant is to be Installed to
serve bo$h the main floor and men's
Mr. Ruth said that final plans for
renovations of the Interior had not
been' completed, but would be announced
In the near future.
The remodeling, he said, Is design
ed to give both needed floor space
for the better display of additional
morchliullw ind ?n " !">
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building more comfortable for personnel
and customers aliker
try Effective Today
War II, after being commissioned in
Mr. Hambrlght, who Is well known
in Kings Mountain, Is a navy veteran
of World War II.
"We are happy to have been able
to complete the transaction for Fulton's
Mortuary, and look forward
to its continued operation as Harris
Funeral Home on the same high
standard for which the firm built a
reputation," Mr. Harris said.
"We will be on duty 24 hours daily
and we shall make every effort
to render prompt and efficient service
both for ambulance service and
In the capacity of funeral directors."
war? f^.n? ?u
nr. ruiuin xiu ne wu selling ine
mortuary in ordar to devote his time
to other duties, which Includes
management of Hord Furniture com ,
pany. Pointing out that he had turn
ed down several offers for the bus
taisss, Mr. Fulton said, "I was anxious
to lnsuiu for the people of the
Vint* Mountain area the same type
of service to which the people here
have been accustomed, and I am
confident thai, in turning the business
over to Mr. Harris, the same
high type service which ha# been a
a policy of Fulton's will be continued.
*1 will be on hand at all times
to assl*lCr. Harris In every way
se Named (
Herald On Vacation
Friday and Saturday
The Herald office will be closed
on Friday and Saturday of this
In accordance with past policy, I
the Herald closes one weekend
during the summer to give its |
personnel a needed and wellearned
The Herald will be open as us- 1
ual on Monday morning. Aug. 18.
Miss Margreete Cashion will go i
to Wilmington Friday where she 1
will represent Kings Mountain in !
the annual North Carolina Beauty j
Pageant of the Junior Chamber of
Chosen "Miss Kings Mountain of |
1847" in a contest held here In July,
Miss Cashion will compete with oth I
er winners from all over the state.
Winner at Wilmington will represent
the state at the "Miss America
Pageant" to be held in Atlantic
City, N. J., in September.
The program or events begins at
Wilmington withrehearsa 1 tonight.
Talent competition will be held Sat
urday afternoon, with the beauty
competition scheduled for Saturday
night, to be followed by a ball honoring
"Miss North Carolina of 1947"
and the other beauty contestants.
Attending the event from the local
Junior Chamber are President
Jacob Cooper, W. K. Mauney, jr.,
Robert Abernethy, Ned McGill and
Charles F. ThomaSson, jr.
Tried IS Cases
suage ? c. (TF4MH lh L'fty iW?Hers
court Monday afternoon, with
T. J. Black, of Cherryville, drawing
the top fine, $50 and costs, for carrying
a concealed weapon.
Black's sentence of ninety days
was suspended on his payment of
At the request or his attorney. A.
E. Powell, the case against Carl
Haywood Carpenter, charged with
bigamy, was transferred to Cleveland
county Recorder's court.
Wesley Patterson, of Polk county,,
went to Jail for thirty days for beating
a board bill.
Bryson L. Taylor was fined $10
and costs for violation of motor vehicle
laws in allowing a minor to
drive his car after expiration of his
Thomas Feemester, for no drivers
license and no brakes, paid $25 and
costs; William C. Thornburg, of Dal
las, paid $10 and costs for speeding;
and Frances Hodge, of Gastonla,
paid $25 and costs for no driver's license.
Ham Craig was sentenced thirty
days In jail after falling to pay
costs of court on a public drunkenness
Tots Mitchem was fined $5 and
costs for public drunkenness and
the following paid costs: Hext Epting
(Greenville, S. C.,) Grady Griffith,
(York, S. C.,) John Mitchem,
PhAflPH Rvpre fnallnn^ J P T oil
Rainy Bess, and Ben Seagle.
Gettys Sisters Post
first Show Entries
The Gettys sisters, of Clover, S.
C., familiar performers in past
Kings Mountain horse shows, were
the first to post entries for the Fourth
Annual Labor Day event, to be
presented by the Kings Mountain
Lions club September 1.
Richard Barnett, entries chairman
reported that several other entries
have already been received, with
indications pointing to a record
number of horses.
The Lions club this week announced
that a large share of profits
from the event will be devoted to
the Davidson Memorial Scout Camp
for erection of a shelter.
Advande sale of tickets begins today,
according to George Houser,
General Chairman Jimmy Harris
said yesterday that plans arc shaping
up for a n..c \v!)lch will
please both spectators and exhibitors.
Fairvlew Lodge, No. 339, AF and
Am, will hold a special communication
Monday night, August It, i
At T:S0 at the lodge hall. Thd en^*
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S. A. Crouse, city clerk during
World War II during the absencein-service
of Karl Sawyer, was nam
ed to succeed Mr. Sawyer in that po
sition by the city board of commissioners
The board also:
(1) Agreed to have the mayor and
chief of police survey hazardous
traffic points in the city and erect
(2) Voted to Increase the salary
of Mayor H. Tom Fulton to $200
(3) Adjusted the salary of L. C.
Parsons, public works superintendent
to $233 monthly when it was
pointed out Mr. Parsons' salary increase
of July 1 was not comparable
with other increases;
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it; Appotruea Mrs. Kay Klrby assistant
city clerk at an annual salary
In the capacity of city clerk, Mr.
Crouse will be paid $225 per month,
the salary of the present city clerk,
who tendered his resignation last
Motion to raise the mayor's salary
was made by Carl F. Mauney,
after it was pointed out that the
mayor is now handling admlnistra
tive duties formerly conducted by
the city manager. Mr. Ellison seconded
the motion and the vote was
unanimous. The increase was retroactive
to August 1.
D. Z. Newton, Shelby attorney, ap
peared before the board represent- i
ing Dee Hun, former Kings Mountain
taxicab operator, who has sought
license for operation of four
cabs, but had been refused license
due to the present limit of 21 on the
said it appeared that North Carolina
law would require Issuance of license
to Mr. Hull.
The board in turn pointed out
the change recently made whereby
cabs are now operated on a franchise,
rather than a license basis.
Mr. Newton remarked that 21 cabs
appeared to be a rather small number
for a city the size of Kings Moun
Called before the board, Chief of
Police N. M. Farr told the board it
was hts opinion that 21 cabs are
sufficient to handle the needs of
the city at the present time.
Mayor H. Tom Fulton then appointed
a three-man committee, including
Commissioners Carl F.
Mauney, John Henry Moss, and Mar
rlott Phlfer, to Investigate the matter
and to make a recommendation
to the board regarding addition of
Ifl.. "run.?i "
mwa marie nnueiiaes appearea
before the board asking settlement
for $289.65, which she told the
board was the cost of extending a
sewer line from her property on
Deal street to a connection on King
street. She contended that the city
Is required to furnish the line along
streets, with the property owner required
merely to run a line from
the building to the street. The board
ordered the city attorney to Investigate
to determine the city's liability.
T. H. Allen and two other Llnwood
road residents also appeared
before the board, asking that a sewer
line be run along Linwood road.
The board informed them that this
project was blue-printed, If and
when funds for sewer extensions are
The board granted issuance of a
beer license to Fred Wray for use
In operation of a cafe in the J. E.
Herndon building off Battleground
Commissioner Moss transmitted a
request of Tracy McGinnls for the
city to cover a ditch now used as a
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urain ior overnow water rrom tne
city water plant, the water running
over Mr. McGinnls property. The
city attorney was Instructed to determine
the city's liability in the
Action of the board on the hazardous
traffic points was taken after
Commissioner Moss pointed out several
Consolidated financial report on
the city's operations during July
showed the city to be operating with
in its budgetary requirements.
Present for the meeting were Mayor
Pulton, who presided, Commissioners
Mauney, Moss, Phifer and
Ellison, City .Clerk Karl Sawyer, and
City Attorney E. A. Harrlll. The meet
ing adjourned at 10:90 ft. m