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|g" VOL.58 NO. 38
1 Local News
WHITE CANE DRIVE
Annual White Cane drive for
pM'*'' benefit of the state's blind will be
conducted by Lions clubs through-.
? out the state from September 22
27. W, F. (Billy) Houser is chairmf
man of the local's clubs White
*. r'ann uoln
Dr. G. Ray Jordan, who has been
preaching nightly this week at
U Central Methodist church, will deliver
his final sermon in tne
week's series Friday night at 6
o'clock. Rev. J. G. Winkler, pastor
of the church,'is urging citizens to
come to this special service directly
from their work. Large crowds
have been hearing Dr. Jordan this
Three building permits were issued
at City Hall by S. A. Crouse,
city clerk, during the last week.
Totaling $2,295 the permits were
as follows: September 15, Phlfer
Hardware company, remodeling
building on Cherokee street, $1,000;
Sept 13, Helen Logan, remodeling
house on East King street, $500;
and Sept. 12, Theodore Goforth,
new three-room dwelling, $795.
Members of the Kings Mountain
Lions . Club met at Beth-Ware
school last Thursday for a country-style
dinner prepared by the
ladies of David's Chapel Baptist
church. Hazel Bumgardner was
welcomed as a new member of the
AT AIR MEET
Five Kings Mountain citizens
flew to Greensboro Tuesday for
* meeting at Se^lgefield Inn in the
interest of a proposed air route
from Washington to Los Angeles
via Greensboro, Charlotte, and oth
er southern points. The air route
would pass over Kings Mountain.
aiMMlng Irons Kings Mountain
X* -were G. A. Bridges, gx&gm.-Aitport*
Paul ttauney. Klwanis club,
A a Dan Buffstetier, Lions, J. C. BrldW
' ges, Jaycees, and Harold Hunnlcutt,
president of Cleveland Aviation
club. The meeting was under
sponsorship of the Los Angeles
Chamber of Commerce and Washington
Board of Trade and was attended
by CAA officials.
The condition of John McMackin,
of Gastonla, brother of Lindsay
McMackln of Kings Mountain,
whd was inlured in a three-auto
mobile smash-up on Wilkinson
Boulevard near Gastonia last Bat
urday night, was described as improved
yesterday. The Gastonia
man had been in critical condition
but relatives said he took a decided
change for the better on Wednesday.
His condition is still regarded
as serious. He suffered a
severe concussion and head injuries
in the wreck which claimed
the life of one man and seriously
injured eight others.
Two Tooths Wohrt
Wayne Waltdh. Moorefield, 16, o:
Trenton City, and John Daniel CrocV
er, 17, of Burlington, for breakint
and entering and larceny waived i
, preliminary hearing In City Record
era court here Monday afternoon
Judge O. C. O'Farrell placed then
under $3,000 bond and bound th?
^ caje over to Superior court.
.Currently lu,Sh?lby Jail, the you
ths are charged With a series of rob
beries including Foster's shoe serv
ice, here and Battleground service
and Teaaners servlcei'V?ear Grover
They were captured by Blacksburg
' wM S* C- P?*10? officers on Qept. 10.
Sjlr^ The cdse involving Jlmtnle L*
'J' Woods, of Shelby, charged with ear
M rylng a concealed weapon, topper
K& the other eleven cases on the doc
lcet Woods was sentenced thre
B months, .suspended' on payment o
r $50 and costs. The court ordered th
pistol Involved in the case destroy
' Majority of cases tried were fo
violation of motor vehicle laws.
, George Oderson, Jr., of Shelby, fo
Blalooh*^drivers license, $B am
costs; Marttuur Alison, Cherryvllle
iir . . [Kings
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Drive Tor Funds |
The Kings Mountain Symphony |
society launched its annual drive 1
for members this week.
Membership in the local society
entitles members to attend both lo
cal concerts of the North Carolina
Little Symphony, and concerts in
other cities by the full Symphony.
The orchestra presents two concerts
here, one for school children
and an evening concert for general
Directed by Dr. Benjamin F. Swalin,
the orchestra is entering its!
third season. Last yea:, the second I
in which it made a state-wide tour, I
the Symphony traveled 3,600 miles!
and gave 115 concerts in 58 North |
Carolina towns and cities. Included 1
were 59 free concerts (or 100,000 |
All membership subscriptions are
deductible for income tax purposes
and are listed in six classes: general,
$2.00: active, $5.00; donor, $25;
patron, $100; memorial, $500; and
corporate, for larger amounts.
Statements have been mailed
Kings Mountain members who are
being urged to respond to them.
; "We are very anxious to continue
the annual visits to Kings Mountain
of the North Carolina Little Sympho
ny," Mrs. Paul Mauney, chairman pf
the local society, said this week. "A
minimum of $750 is required to
bring the orchestra here, and the
members of the society feel that
Kings Mountain's contribution to
the orchestra is well repaid by the
concert for children alone, not to
mefitlon the evening concert."
Bites Are Today
Funeral services will be held this
morning at 11 o'clock at El Bethel
Methodist church for James L. Rhea,
71, formerly of Kings Mountain, who
died Tuesday morning at his home
in Live Oak. Fia.
; Pev. Clang Ayett, PMtor of' the
church, will dffrclate Una" lttfentferft
will take place ih the church cemetery.
The body will lie In state from
10 o'clock until 11 o'clock.
A brother of the late O. A. Rhea
and Sam Rhea of Kings Mountain,
he was a recent visitor of relatives
In this section. I
Surviving relatives Include his j
sister-in-law, Mrs. O. A. Rhea, of j
Lincolnton, Grady Rhea, Mrs. George
Bather, Mrs. Charles E. Dengler,
and Mrs. L. E. Deese, all cousins, a.
nelce, Mrs. Virginia Lee Godwin,'
and Mrs. Blckett Williams ahd fam
O. O. Walker Accepts
O. O. Walker, well-known Kings
Mountain citizen, has accepted a
- ^position of construction superintendent
with R. E. Brewer and Company
at Winston-Salem at a salary of
99400 per annum.
Mr. Walker hap been assigned to
a large municipal construction project
in Wilmington and assumed
, his duties there last week,
t The Brewer company Is contractor
t for the City of Wilmington.
Bogs Mountain (
1 Includes 89 Stude:
Among the Vast numbers of reg.
istrants In colleges and prep schools
. this September tvlll be at least 89
frnm VinfVM *? *
- liuill muuiiiHiii, accoraing in
? a Herald survey made this week.
The 89 are enrolled at no less
, than 29 onegee and schools In nine
states, Including North Carolina.
Oth^r states receivings students
" from Rings Mountain are rrelghbor
ing South Carolina and Virginia,
1 Georgia, Florida, New York, Indiana
Majority, of courseware enrolled
at North Carolina schools, and big!
gest portion of the 89 are students
' at N. C? State at Raleigh, where 14
Kings Mountain atudents will do
. theii* studying. Lenoir-Rhyne colr
laga Hats eight-fsom Kings Maun,
tain, and the_ University of North
I The lint Whs compiled through
\ the cooperation of miqMers of sthe
, city and other sources and the Her.
aid hopes there is s minimum of
s omissions. Information about other
I ooUege enrol ieea wiU be appreelat'+
sides and William Medlin, minister
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Kings Mountain. N. C.
Hurrahl Cathion Not
To Face Mountaineers
Bill Cashion. the brulalng fullback
of the 1946 high school football
team, has enrolled at Bessemer
City high school and will be
eligible to compete in all remaining
football games on that school's
schedule except the Kings Mountain
contest here next Friday.
He is also taking one course at
Central high school this year to
enable him to secure his diploma
Cashiqn. who led the scoring
last year with 10 touchdowns and
nine extra points for a total of S9
points, did not plav for Bessemer
City in last Friday's scoreless
deadlock with Cherryville, a western
conference member along
with Kings Mountain.
Speak On Sunday
1 Miss Edith Eykamp, missionary
to India, will address members of
| the congregation of St. Matthew's
Lutheran church at the morning ser
j vice at 11 o'clock Sunday.
I Miss Eykamp has recently returned
from India, where she has served
j for 25 years as principal of the Stall
Girls' high school and Stall Training
school, Guntur, India, one of the lat
gest missions in South India, located
in the Telegu area.
"Miss Eykamp is one of the outstanding
speakers from our foreign
field and will bring a dynamic message
from India on its present political
crisis. Her long years of experience
make her very conversant with
the background to the present sit
uation," Rev. W. H. Stender, pastor
! said in making the announcement.
Miss Eykamp spent her early life
on a large farm in Polo, Illinois
where she helped her father train
thoroughbred horses, and 3he latei
underwent college training leading
to a career as a criminal lawyer
She credits the wordsJ."Seekest thou
great thing* for thyaijlf, seek thetr,
not" with her entry into missionary
work. She U one of fe# women awarded
the Kaiser-I-Hi$d medal foi
distinguished'servioe by the British
ularly for the young people of ohi
community, and a most cordial invitation
Is extended all who miohi
want to hear her," Mr. Stender said
layeees Will Assist
Shelby Club At Fair
All Kings Mouhtain JAYCEES are
being urged to contact Ned McGill
phone 381, as to what days and timt
of day during the week of Sept. 23rd
through 27th that they will be aval
able to assist the SHELBY JAYCEES
In taking tickets on the gate and va
rious other places at the Cleveland
It was pointed out at the regulai
meeting Tuesday evening that th?
local organization has committee
themselves to play a return game oi
some similar assistance In helplnf
the Shelby Club with a project wher
they needed outside help.
The Shelby Club must have noth
lng short of 40 men on the gates anc
In the fairgrounds during hex
week's fair. "Considering the fac
that they readily extended thel
wholehearted cooperation when jyi
needed help, It is felt that this iJtf 1
be an opportune time to return thi
favor." Mr. McGill said.
nts. 29 Schools
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nary, Columbia, S. C.
Following Is the list of othe
WU ? -
njngs .Mountain students t>:
schools: ... .t ,. .
N. C. STATE?George Allen, Geo
ge Tolleson, Otis Falls, Jr., Johnnj
Kerns, Donald McGinnis, Ted Ram
Jackie Gamble, Arthur Lei
Jackson, Charles S. Williams, jr.
John Dilling, Billy Throneburg, Bil
ly Gantt, Pink Ware and Jones For
McGinnis, Bill Dettmar, Eugene Mi
'(riicm. Bobby l^etfbetter, David Maui
ef, Doris Bennett, Lenora Plonk
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CARO
LJN^ .?- Tommy Baker, R. G. Plonk
Woody Rawles, Jdhn O) Plonk,Jr
Meek Carpetiter, Wilson Griffin
James Edward Amos.
DAVIDSON'*? Charles Netslei
.Henry Neisler, Earle Myers, Jame
Hern don, pavj,d,NelO, George Tljon
asson. -4-'.7H "
WOM AN*' COLLEGE, UNCIfancy
Dickey, Betsy Tolleson, Dpr
eas Carpenter,, Mary Helen Hord
Betty Lynch. *
^^TP^ALACHIAN STATE TEACH
(Cont'd on page eighO
.Friday, Sept. 19. 1947
Legion To Auction
Lot On Saturday
J. B. Keeter, chairman of the lot
sale committee of Otis D. Green
Post 155. American Legion, reported
I this week considerable interest in
J Saturday's forthcoming auction of
I- the Legion-owned lot or. Mountain
The auction is to get underway at
the site at 2 p. m.. with George Allen
crying the sale of the 50x200
I foot lot on E. Mountain streeL which
adjoins the Woman's club.
Prior to the sale the Kings Mountain
high school band will make its
first appearance of the season, under
the directorship of Joe Hedden.
The Legion expects to use funds
from the saie to purchase another,
more suitable lot as the first step in
a Legion effort to build a Wi: Memorial
to veterans of World Wars I
"One can never tell how bidding
, at an auction will develop," Chair
; man Keeter said, "but it will proba!
bly be spirited, if advance indications
mean anything. Several offers
i to purchase the lot were made prior
to the decision to hold the auction,
and a number of persons have ex,
pressed interest in it since.
'The lot is well-located and a va!uable
one," he continued.
The lot adjoins the home of J. R.
Davis, as well as the Woman's club,
i Other members of the lot sale com
mittee are B. D. Ratterree and W. L.
Dr. J. P. Mauney is building comi
Fail School Day
: Is Septembez 26
, Next week is FaU Week in Cleve'
land county, which means that the
| school children?aifd some of the
L older children too -j- are already in
, a state of excitemeht over prospects
of cotton candy, the feyfis wheel,
^ merrJKgo-round and other attending
, features of the fait.
II a tue ^weniy-zourin annual presentation
of ^he Cleveland j^eounty
4 j>rtMVWnai>Jrttfch Is reputed to
; beraeotfst county fair In the South,
r and report! are that more Interest
The Kings Mountain Bus Company
will run special schedules
tc and from the fairgrounds.
rfas been shown than' ever In the
$10,000 worth of premiums offered
for best products, animals, etc.
( Superintendent B. N. Barnes, of
' the city schols, has already received
j free tickets for distribution to school
children and teachers for Kings
! Mountain school day on Friday, Sep
' tember 26, and he announced this
' week that schools would observe
1 their customary half-holiday on
r In sending the passes for the Cler
veland County Fair Association, Dr.
1 J. S. Dorton, Manager, announced
r that a postwar program of lmprove1
ments and additions to existing fa1
cllitles at the 50-acre fairgrounds
near Shelby has Just been pomplet"
ed, including a new concrete grand!
stand section which Increases the
j; seating capacity to more than 6,000
1 at the race track and "free act"
1 Opening Tuesday and continuing
s through Saturday, the 1947 Fair will
have five featured days, activity get
- ting underway at 10 a. m. dally upon
the opening of exhibit buildings
expected to be crowded with all types
of entries in some 27 various de
TJ* qoV? Atronlnrr *? 7?^A
cT^aiiug at I OHM CYCIJ
afternoon except Wednesday and
Saturday afternoons complete
r grandstand attractions will be stager
ed by George A. Harrild. On Tuesday
Thursday and Friday afternoons at
r the grandstand there will be horse
y racing under sponsorship and sane
. tion of the United States Trotting
? At the grandstand on Wednesday
. afternoon will be Jack Kochman
. and his world champion Hell Drivers
while the special Saturday afti
utrnoon feature wllj be American
t Automobile Association Auto Races,
i On the midway," both day and
flight all week ylll be the completely
rebuilt World of Mirth Shot^s, the
. world's largest traveling amuse^
mettt company offering 50 rides and
I, At 9:30 each evening the Fair will
present a spectacular fireworks dis'
p,ay' " -. ' ' '
* BEHHETT LOW BIDDER
C. T. Bennett Construction com
pany of Kings Mountafri. with a
. I bid of $62,431* was low bidder on
I, a proposed building to house Rural
for eight counties, according to an
announcement from Forest City.
>? where the building is to "he con?
strutted, The bid must be approv
i ed by Washfngton authorities, it
Deadline On Dog
Licenses OcL I
City officials this week net Oc- (
t jber 1 as a deadline for purchase
of dog licenses.
It was pointed out that requirement
to purchase dog licenses became
effective July 1. and that
dogs not wearing tags after the i <
deadline will be exterminated if ' I
Dog owers who fail to comply
with the law are also liable to indictment
Chief of Police Parr to
License fee is Si.00. However. 1
they will not be issued until the
owner presents a certificate showing
that the dog has been vacci- i
aated against rabies. E. W. Grif- i 1
fin is the local, man. handling dog
Rites Axe Held
Funeral services for Logan Albert
Huffstickler, 87 well-known Kings
Mountain citizen, were held Tuesday
afternoon at Boyce Memorial
ARP church, with the pastor, Rev|
W. L. Pressly conducting the rites,
assisted by Rev. W M. Boyce, of
Charlotte, a former pastor. Inter- I
ment was in Mountain Rest cemetery.
Mr. Huffstickler succumbed at his
home on Monday morning following
a lingering illness He was born !
on March 24, 1860, and was a mem- |
her of Boyce Memorial church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs Martha
Kennedy Huffstickler, and ,six j
children, Mrs Bertie Murphy, Mrs. i
Nell Smith, and Mrs. Minnie Bridges,
all of Kings Mountain, Mrs. J.
V. Barrett of Charlotte, R. B. Huffstickler,
of Gastonia, and Major C.
A. Huffstickler, U. S. Army .retired)
of Fort Myers, Fla. Also surviving
are 27 grandchildren and 39 greatgrandchildren.
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Local Students May
Enroll At Gastonia
An urgent appeal for additional (
stddents for the off-campus college
course at Gastonia high school reached
Kings Mountain this week
4 with an an??Mqeerafint fay j. e. haa- .
eycutt, high school principal, that
eligible high school graduates from
Kings Mountain may enroll for the
courses whose credits are recognized
by any college or university in
Enrollment by the final registration
deadline of Monday at 9 p. m.
must be at least 30 first-year students
and 20 second-year students ac
cording to word from the University
of North Caroling which is offering
the course through Its extension division.
Only 14 first-year students and 12
second-year students had enrolled
up to Wednesday morning It was |
Prospective students may enroll at
11 -a 1 - ? " " "
any iime auring ine aay and until
10 p. m. each evening 'hrough Monday
at the office of Frank L. Ashley,
principal of Gastonia high school.
A limited number of civilian students
can be accepted it was stated.
Those not eligible under the GI Bill
may enroll at an approximate cost
of $75 per quarter.
City street' department Is at work
this week patching damaged
streets throughout the city, in an
effort to alleviate some of the
To End-26-Year Si
J. S. McSwain, veteran Kings
Mountain dairyman, announced this
week that he is suspending deliver
ies after Saturday, which means
he will miss his route for the first
time in 26 years.
In a letter to the Herald yesterday,
Mr. McSwain looked back over
his long-term ah a ' milkman in
?II IRO riyuiHaui a nu sirtiyti |
elation'to the people who have aid- |
ed him, over his 26-year span.
The letter follows:
\ , "I hav^ sold my cowyand will not
deliver any more milk aft .-r September
"I began delivering milk In your
fine town 26 years ago this past Aprll
and have furnished several
families all this time and have never
missed a delivery.
"I was asked something over 20
years ago to-statH-feed a oow or two
to furnish some milk for a baby. Instead
of just ^tall-feeling one or
two, I put the entire herd In the
lounging shed and from that day
until this week there has not been
anytime that we have not had some
(babies) on the list and as high as
18 at some times So far as we f ave
been able to k?ep? check not a one
of them has died from any disease.
. "I have put 18(600 bottles on- one
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I D Today
FIVE CENTS PER COPY
Stock Sale Group
Has $20,400 Goal
Officers, directors and stockhold
?rs of Kings Mountain Frozen-Food
Locker. Inc. Tuesday night launched
a drive for a minimum of $20,400
in stock sales by October 1,
Stock sales reported to date are
only $9,600. and the concentrated
sales effort is being made with the
proviso that a minimum of $30,000
in stock will he sold by the October
1 deadline, or all money paid in for
stock will be refunded and the cor
poration dissolved by November I
Stockholders of the corporation
spearheading the drive for funds
are P M Neisler. George W. Maun
ey, Carl Mauney, H P Dixon, Clyde
Ra jda.U L Arnold Kiser, F. R Sum
mers, Charlie Mess and Dr. J. P.
A total of 23 stockholders were
present at the Tuesday night meeting
held at City Hall, with Presl
dent A. S. Kiser presiding.
In addition to seeking new stockholders,
present stockholders will
be asked to increase their holdings.
In open discussion on the project,
several stockholders voiced the o- '
pinion that delay in completing the
stock-sale campaign had generated
a lack of Interest on the part of
many, and majority expressed opti
mism that the campaign could be
carried through to fruition.
Plan is to build a 500-box freezerlocker
plant, fully equipped with
processing rooms for meats, vegetables,
and other commodities suitable
Estimated cost of a plant this
size was placed at $60,000, and it
was pointed out that not more than
50 percent of the total outlay could
be financed through loan institutions.
However K R Qiimmo-e ?
- . - ? H1 CO
ldent of the First National Bank,
Btated at the meeting that arrangements
had already been made to
finance the project, once the minimum
amount of stock is subscribed.
Reports on freezer-locker plant
operations in York, S. C., Shelby,
Llncolnton, and Wlnnatboro, S. C.,
were that each i? operating at full
oapacity'and at" a profit and that
some are already finding it necessary
Several stockholders indicated at
the meeting that they would increase
their stock holdings to a min
imum of five shares and Aubrey
Mauney said he would Increase his
holdings to 10 shares in the event
nine other 10-share stockholders
could be obtained.
List of stockholders in the hands
of Paul Mauney, secretary, show
majority of holdings are of the oneshare
Par value of the stock is $100.
"Effort has been made by the
stock sale committee to contact every
possible prospect," President Riser
said this week. "However, we arf
sure that some people who are interested
in the construction of a
freezer-locker plpnt here have not
been seen and we invite them to
contact any officer of the corporation
or member of the committee.
We feel that construction of such a
plant would be a great aid to both
the farmers of the Kings Mountain
men ana me citizens oi ine city, and
we are sure that construction of a
plant in the manner planned?
through broad ownership by the peo
pie who will use it?will insure better
service to the patrons at cheaper
I. S. McSwain
porch in (hip time and the lady of
the house said if she ever got a bottle1
of milk with any off-flavor she
did not recall it. I furnished 'milk
for four babies in this home. In all
the tests of our milk for bacteria,
not a single test went above what
was allowed for thp.best milk.
"Wprds will not express how much
I appreciate what the doctors have
done in working out formulae for
these babies and to the mothers
that entrusted the feeding of these
children to us. We say no pleasure
could be greater.
"I guess the 1924 T Model Ford
has probably the record for continued
Bert/Ice with only a few trips
missed In this time. We started with
a wagon, than 1919 Model, then the
"I have read of the world getting t
worse but that was not In this town.
"I will never forget Ware h Sons
making It possible and pleasant for
me to have a balanced feed for the
cowk at all tlm^a during these'years.
1 had ohdi week's vacation in this
time (but did not need that) for it
has been like one higvvacation know
lng, serving and greeting the chil- .
dren, as well as the older folks each
"J. S. McSwain."
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