(b City Corporate Limits 6.574
Immediate Trading Area 15.000
VOL. 58 NO. 39
MRS. MAUNEY ELECTED*
Mrs. Aubrey Mauney of Kings.
Moutain was elected recording
secretary of the North Carolina
Council of Churches at its'elevnth
ar.nnual meeting held in Winston
Salem this week.
Kings Mountain Jaycees are
aiding Shelby Jaycees this week
in serving as ticket-takers for the
Cle\ 'and County Fair. Members
abie to serve today and Saturday
are requested to call Secretary
AT SECOND WESLEYAN
The Heavenly Gate quartet will
Qino at 9\(*nr\rifi Wofllovnn Vfothn.
" "O " * .. *'*v
dist church Sunday morning at
9:45, it was announced this week
by the pastor, Rev. Jessie Henson.
The public Is invited.
FIRST WESLETAN RALLY
The Calllcutt Trio of Gastonia
will tender special music at church
rally day services to be held at
First Wesleyan Methodist church
on Sunday, according to an announcement
by Rev. J. W. Phillips,
Charlie Ballard, Mrs. A. L. Allran,
Sr., and Mrs. Buck Allran,
are r,ew members of the sales personnel
of Keeter's Department
Store, it was announced this week
by the management.
DAR TO SHOW FILM
A motion picture in full technicolor,
"America The Beautiful"
will be shown to the students of
the city schools Friday morning at
10:30 in the auditorium at Central
school, The film is being
shown under the sponsorship of*
the Daughters of the American
Revolution who ?re inviting the
public to attend the showing.
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GRID SEASON TICKETS
Season tickets for the Kings
Mountain high school football
eaten went on. sale Tuesday, with
a big sales force of high school
students, and members of the Kiwanis
and Lions clubs. Price was
$3.50 for adults, $1.50 for students,
for the five home games.
J. E. Huneycutt, high school principal,
said yesterday that there
would be a proportionate reduction
for the remaining four games
for persons who did not obtain
KBsun ucuu prior 10 inursaay
night's home opener with Bessemer
City. Gate admission price
will be 75 cents lor adults, 40 cents
final Bites Held
For Mix. Bobiiuon
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Funeral services for Mrs. George
H. Robinson, 71, were held Wednesday
morning ft 11 o'clock at Pleasant
Plains Baptist church near Matthews.
Interment was in the church
Die Rev. Mr. Hobart of Charlotte
and Rev. L. C. Plnnlx conducted the
Mrs. Robinson's death occurred
Monday afternoon at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Cash, with
whom she had made her home for
the past eight years. She had been
in falling health for five weeks, hav
tng returned recently from a Charlotte
hospital where she received
A brief service was held at 8:39
Wednesday morning at the Cash
home before the body was taken to
Plsasfnt Plains. .
A native of Union county, Mrs
Robinson was the former Miss Minnie
Iola Aydcock, daughter of the
late A. and Melissa Aydcock*. Her
nusoana preceded ner in death nipc
years age. She waa a member ol
Pleasant Plains Baptist church.
la addition to her daughter, suif
vlvors are a sister, Mrs. W. C. Bridges
of Washington, a granddaugh
ter, Mrs. Kenneth Davis and a great
PaUbearers were I. B. Keeter, G
A. Bridges, Joe lee Woodward. K
C McClaln. Bryan Hord, C. D. Ware
i II# Harris,
anw rur nhi MByOWy # ? uwru
Invited To Hear
Members of Otis D. Green Post 155,
American Legion, and Johnny W.
Blackwell Post 2268, Veterans of
Foreign Wars are being invited to
attend a barbecue in Shelby on Oc- j
br 7, a which Seator W. B. Umstead J
will be the feature speaker.
The gathering is under sponsor- '
| ship of the Shelby veterans organizations,
and all veterans of the coun
ty, whether or not affiliated with
veterans organizations, are being ur
ged to attend.
Veterans planning to attend
should notify Buck Coble, Shelby
Legion commander. Earl Meacham.
Shelby VFW commander, or Gerald
Goforth, commander of the National
Guard unit at Shelby, or local
post commanders not later than
Saturday, October 4.
Col. Peyton McSwain is aiding in
making arrangements for Senator
I Umstead's visit.
The Senator, a citizen of Durham,
succeeded the late Senator J. W.
Bailey. Mr. Umstead was the appointee
of Governor Cherry and his
term expires next year. While formal
announcements have not been
made, it is conceded in political circles
that Senator Umstead will seek
re-election and that former-Governor
J. Melville Broughton will be his
However, the Senator is not expect
ed to make a "political" address.
A member of both the American
Legion and VFW, Senator Umstead
was a member of the famed 81st ftifantry
(Wildcat) division in World
I War I.
| Price of the barbecue feed will be
| $1.00, it was announced.
Harold Hunnlcutt, with a bid of (
$2,035, was high bidder on the Moun
tain street lot sold at auction by Otis i
D. Green Post 155, American Legion,
The sal* started promptly At ft
; o'clOck,>'?tf?t George Allen in ^he flUPtlAnMip'c
roln onit I*- poAiiUa/1
w *v?vr K IC^|MH(7U
only about 15 minutes bidding to
sell the lot.
Mr. Allen prefaced his actual sale* j
crying with remarks on the worth
of the property, saying "Kings Moun |
tain is out of the knee-pants stage, <
and I want you folks to bid right ,
on this property." Mr. Allen told the
group the property was worth $50
per frontfoot, but it brought only a <
little more than $40. I
Other principal bidded on the lot
was David L. Saunders, Kings Moun
tain business man, though several
others were entering the biding at (
its early stages. After J. E. Herndon
bid $1725, however, the bidding
was virtually left with these
One exception was a high bid in
the upper strata.
'Mr. Saunders, who slowed his bid
ding pace *after the figure reached '
$1900, started to leave, drove by in '
F h|s car, and offered $2,025. At that
rapment, Dr. W. L. Mauney, who
had been taking the role of spectator,
bid $2,030. Mr. Hifnnlcutt then
bid $3,085. It was the last bid and
Mr. Allen knocked it down to him.
Though Legion officials had hop>
ed the bidding would run the lot
to $2?00, the lot sale committee expressed
Itself as pleased with the
' amount it brought.?
. The Legion had announced that
the sale of the lot was first step in a
campaign to build a War Memorial
to veterans of World Wars I and II.
The organization expects to find a
1 .larger, more suitable lot, and then
conduct .a campaign for funds for
[ a building program.
l Details concerning this program
I have hot yet been announced though
Byron Keeter is chairman of the
committee to secure a lot, and i. E.
Herndon Is finance committee chair
t man, While Dr. I. P. Mauney Is
building committee chairman.
xue i cui fwuiMi
It ie estimated that at least 99
percent of Kings Mountain's 1*800
school chijdren awakened happily
Thursday momlag as the sun shined
clearly and prospects for good
wsrah IMrths reaaainder of the
Why is Kings Mountain school
? admltdQfrd^ and the prospect . of
' tMihCWRlM beendimtnlshlgg.
Today and tomorrow end the ?n<
mifitjwnt <4? vm ' * i
hoqii^pNBhDIw whmv curl * tncK *
Kings Mountain. N. C..
It's going to cost more to be sick
alter Sunday, if the patient uses
the Shelby hospital.
The hospital board executive
committee announced this week
a SIM per day hike in all patient
rates effective September 29.
The hospital will also require
henceforth a cash deposit or suitable
guarantee upon entry equal to
one week's room charges, and will
bill on a weekly basis.
The two moves. Board Chairman
Earle Hamrick said, we.** designed
to overcome losses in operation
of the hospital which shows a $21,000
deflott for the first eight months
The new rates: colored wards.
94.50 per day; white wards. S5.50
Der dcrv: Mml.nrlwnU ?-A???e tc cn
per dcxr; private rooms without
bath. S8.00 per day; private rooms
with bath. 19.50 per day.
King Wintei In
Premature Entry ;
If the past two indications are in
criterion, Tuesdays are going to be
on the harsh order during the coming
cold season, for King Winter has
been trying?and trying hard? to
make his entry the past two weeks. j
Kings Mountain joined the area
in shivering this week, as temperatures
dropped to wintertime depths
and peop!? who had been trying to
keep cool a few days before were I
making fires in rapid order. !
The common question in furniture,
hardware and appliance stores
was, "Have you an oil heater?"
The answer was usually "no,"
though there seemed to be some
roal-using models on hand. And
coal dealers had made a sudden
switch from ice to coal handling.
It was hardly fair weather for the
Cleveland County Fair, which opened
Tuesday, but the county had
been needing rain and got it Wednesday
in quite sufficient amount
for moat folk, many or whom discovered
new leaks in roofs.
. .MeJCianLs generally did/i't mind
the ralivh 1 11
- ? r?-? * . jicj UKUICU Ail
as sure proof to the public that win- I
ter Is coming again and expected a
spurt in buying of fall and winter
apparel and home furnishings.
Temperatures dropped below the
50-mark Wednesday, but Thursday
was all sweetness and light again
as King Winter passed on.
Merchants To Plan
All members of the board of dl- |
rectors of the Kings Mountain Merchants
association are being urged
to attend the regular September
meeting to be held at the association
offices Monday evening at 7:15.
Ned McGill, association secretary,
said that appointment of committees
and other arangements for the
annual opening of the Christmas
shopping season would have top
place on the agenda.
Additional five percent monthly
penalty on persons who have failed
to purchase city privilege licenses
will apply Tuesday and
persons and firms which have not
purchased the licenses are being
urged to' obtain them at the city
Congressman A. L. Bulwinkle, in
Kings Mountain briefly Thursday,
said he is returning to Washington
uvei uie wecneuu iui iiieeiiiiKHor
the Congressional Air Policy board,
of which he Is a member, and expects
to be in the Capitol for a month
Bulwlnkle, commenting informally
on current "situations,"
said he anticipated that the Republican
majority in Congress would
again otter the same inoome reduction
tax bill which was defeated in
the past Congress, plus the ineluston
of a community property provision
(which will permit husbands
and wives to split Incomes tor tax
purposes), and that he anticipated
passage of the bill. He added, however,
that he personally favored an
Increase in the personal exemptions
saidetections. the Gsstoda Congressman
said he felt fiastdaiil
Truman would be the MmodMKtfc
standard bearer and that the vice
presidential candidate teould be
T(&w York est gomi iHIlff pivotil
Friday. Sept. 26. 1947
Fifty per cent increase over th't
year's record membership will t
the goal of Otis D. Greene Post lf^
Unit of the American Legion Au:
iliary in a campaign for enrol
ment of 1948 members, to start 0<
tober 10th, and continue throug it
November 11th, Armistice Day, Mr *
W. B. Logan, unit president, at
nounced this week.
The campaign will be directed t
Mrs. Giee Bridges, membershi
chairman. All present Auxiliat
members will be asked to rene
their membership during this tin,,r>
and an invitation to come into tl".
j organization will be extended to aR(~
] eligible women in the city.
"Rapid expansion of AmericaAl
I Legion Auxiliary activities since tKm
| war calls for a continued increase >re
j our membership," said Mrs. Loga~
'There is so much to be done f<
j the disabled veterans, their famili"
i and for the needy children of vei*5
erans that we must have more met/~
bers to do it. Our influence is an In
portant factor in the American L^gi
gion's legislative activities, its >,q
mericanism work and its efforts fc;tr
natonal security. The bigger we aiQ
the more we can help. x nj
"More than 900,000 woirun ar? er
rolled in the national organlzatioT
this year and we confidently expe<64
this figure to pass 1,000,000 in 194^jj
Such an organization, teamed wit
The American Legion's 3,000,00*
members, can accomplish really lrr~"
portant things for the veterans an1*1
their families, and for the progre.^y
and security of the nation. Evet?r
additional member adds to the AurP
iliary's power to servk with the Lt-'
gion of America."
Eligible women include wives,
I mothers, sisters and daughters of
American Legion members and of
men who dide during the world
| wars. Woman who themselves were
l enrolled in the armed forces in either
war are eligible to both the Legion
Tops Teimit List
Issuance of a $40,000 building permit
to Dr. D. M. Morrison for the
South Battleground avenue business
building already under construction
topped the list of building permits
issued by S. A. Crouse, city clerk,
during the past week.
Contracted by C. T. Bennett Construction
company, local building
firm, the building is being constructed
of brick and was started several
The building will house a number
of business firms on the ground
floor and will have office space on
the second floor.
Permit for the building was Issued
at City Hall on Sept. 18.
Other permits issued during the
past week included:
Sept. 19?B. W. Bartholomew, $700
for construction of a small room for
heating plant for Keeter's Department
Sept. 22?W. C. Delllnger, $900 for
new three room dwelling in Kings
Sept. 23?Rufus Davis, $2,800 for
new four-room dwelling near Davidson
Tinkle Sees Tax
ent Next Session
t OH-To-School List
Reaches Total Of 93
King* Mountain's off-to-sehool
list now totals 93. according to additions
to the list mads this wssh
Tho now stndsnts llstsd aroi
H. H. Edons, Advertising Art
SchooL Nashville, Ttnnj C. L
Early, ]r. Wofford Collage, Spartaslwy.'l
Cj Prances Payne. Lenotr-Bhyne.
and O. L. McDanleL
Jr. M. C. State.
The Esradd also usietts an inedvsatsnt
esies In the ofi-ts-sehoel
?pint el last wssh.
Jimmy Diehey, Hsustsn Hath.
IM^lH BsOLamd PwlgM^ase me
him ? Strong candidate for the OOP
nomlnstlun, J ?
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rage. Cherokee st. Phone 393 i
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SALE: Coal Circulator heater
good condition. Phone 273. s2(3
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,ue uesc in flowers ? i
For AH Occasions 1
HOW TO STOP IT.
IN ONE HOUR
t COMPLETELY pleased, your
ack. Ask any druggist for this ?
)NG fungicide, TE-OL. Made
90 percent alcohol, it PENETES.
Reaches and kills MORE
s faster. Today a; Griffin Drug *
s 5-26. mb i
ERAL MACHINE WORK AND L*
JLDING: Latest equipment,
impt service. KINGS MOUN- Wf
IN MACHINE WORKS, Inc., * 1
Id 8t. J 16-trn
small hlack pig weighing 40pound.s
Saturday, Sept. 20.
ayed from house. Tiease return
J. F. Styers, House 20, Sadie fan
11. s 2G?o-3pd.
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FOR SALE: Ideal building lot. f0I]
t feet Iran:. 245 feet deep. on ! :
ling street. See Warren Yat = y3 j
300 Dilling St. s-u-26-pd. va i
P WANTEp: Experienced dob- gJ |
weavers. Box looms, silk pre- CH
red. Top Wages, steady work,
state. Write HUDSON V.'EAV- ?J,
COMPANY, Attention L. O. |"H,
Joined the Cherryvilfe tirm al a
Kings Mountain pick up man.
Th rOO 1/vaal olnn C* ? . . J
>wwi V.1C011C10 ? ociuiiuers,
Deese Cleaners, McCurdy Cleane's
& Dyers and Victory Cleaners of
Bessemer City which opeates pickup
service here ? "advised" the
Cherryville company to respect territories
and leave Kngs Mountain
' w The Cherryville -firm- countered
with continued pick-ups at a price
below the local cleaning figure
which is 75 cents on suits and plain
dresses, including the pick-up and
Next move on the local group's
part was a 30-inch advertisement in
last week's Cherryville Eagle, which
offered pick up and delivery service
at 50 cents, and at 25 cents fo pants.
Another line in the advertisement
read: "Driver's Wanted ? Good
The war was getting hot.
The Cherryville company did some
checking, found that these prices
did not apply in Kings Mountain,
and executed a devastating strate- i
gleal movement aimed at the Kings
Mountain backs by ordering extra
copies of the Eagle, ail of which
were distributed in Kings Mountain.
This caused some considerable
complaint among local dry cleaning
patrons who charged discrimination
by the cleaners, and some added
hair-tearing on the part of the local
But the disputants got?together again
on Monday morning and agreed
to leave each other alone.
One local cleaner, glad of the mutual
throwing of the white flags,
remarked, "Wars don't help anybody.
I'm glad it's over. Cleaners |
an uuomcoa, wnai wun me
Increase in operating costs, at the
Dog Owners Urged
To Get Licenses
Dog owners of Kings Mountain
who do not purchase dog license by
October 1, which is only five days
away, are in danger of losing their
This is the deadline which has
been set by the city on purchase of
dog licenses, and an advertisement
published in this issue quotes the
city ordinance which requires purchase
of such a license.
It Is also stated that city police
will dispose of dogs unlicensed after-that
date and that owners of unlicensed
dogs are subject to indictment.
A total of 4$ licenses has been issued
at the city hall through Thursday,
which hardly covers the city
dog population and leaves plenty In
danger of extermination.
Certificate showing vaccination agaInst
r*H*f must, be presented before
securing a lioenee. License fee
Is fl-OC^ including doc tag. C W.
Griffin is the local dog vaccinator.
U Pages I
FIVE CENTS PER COPT
For War Hero
Funeral services lor Capt. Olvde
Huffstickler, U. S. Army t retired),
were held Wednesday afternoon at
Boyce Memorial ARP church, with
interment following at Mountain
Capt. Huffstickler. 52 years of age
died Sunday at Fort Myers, Fla.,
where he had resided for the past
fpW m nnthc rancA a-I ~ ? v. -
VUMOC C/l UCdlll Wclj (I
throat ailment which he contracted
while a war prisoner in the Philippines.
Until moving to Fort Myers. Capt.
Huffstickler resided here with his
family from April 1945, when he arrived
home after his celebration
The Kings Mountain army veteran
died only a week after the dea*li
of his father Albert Huffstickler
Capt. Huffstickler served for 31
years on active duty in the army.
He took part in the Mexican campaign
in 1916-17, and participated
in the St. Mihiel and Argonne offensive
during World War I. Hi
was stationed in the Philippines at
the outbreak of World War II, and
was taken prisoner on the fall of
Bataan, April 7, 1942.
Surviving are his mother. his
wife, Mrs. Pearl Huffstickler, and
three children, Mrs. Harold Earp, Ft
Myers, Fla., Jack Huffstickler of the
army, apd Albert Huffstickler, a stu
dent at the University of North Carolina.
Also surviving are four sisters and
a brother, Mrs. Bertie Murphy, Mrs.
Nell Smith, and Mrs. Minnie Bridges
all of Kings Mountain, and Mrs. J.
V. Barrett, of Gastonia, and R B.
Huffstickler of Gastonia.
Pallbearers, members of the Otis
D. Green Post 155, American Legion
were Hal D. Ward, John Henry Moss
William D. Byers, C. E. Warlick, W.
K. Smith, and Commander John W.
Citizens of Kings Mountain are
being urged this week to purchase
stock in Kings Mountain Frozen Food
Locker, Inc., as the October I
deadline for minimum stock sale
total of $30,000 nears.
Meantime, Paul Mauney, secretary
of the company, said he had no direct
reports on total amount sold
since the drive was launched last
week, but said several salesmen had
reported "subscriptions and promises
of subscriptions." He said he
couldn't estimate amounts sold.
Goal of the group was to sell $20,400
in stock in the freezer-locker
month. It was agreed at the September
16 stock-holders meeting
corporation prior to the first of the
that money for stock previously sold
which totaled $9,600, would be returned
if the minimum amount ?
estimated as the total needed to
start actual construction of a plant
?were not reached.
If the sales effort is successful,
the coroporation proposes to build a
500-box plant to serve Kings Mountain
and the surrounding area with
deep-freeze cold storage for fruits,
meats, vegetables and other products,
together with complete processing
Par value of the stock Is $100 per
In a statement last week, President
A. S. Klser, prominent Kings
Mountain farmer nroreS niirrhoii? ,>f
the stock to enable fruition of a project
"which will benefit both the
farmers in the area and the citizens
Members of the stock sales committee
were being urged this week
to complete their work and report
their results. <
Kings Mountain citizens were being
urged this week to purchase annual
mettfberships in the North Carolina
Mrs. Paul Mauney, chairman, said
she could not give a complete report
on total amount of member
ships sold to date, since reports from
committee workers had not been
received, but she added that the local
society Is a long way from Its
A number of citizens and bustnesu
firms have responded to statements
by mailing In checks for member
afcipe, she said, and others are being
naked to mall in membership
checks If powlble.
- Members of the solicitation pom
xnfttee are Mrs. Byron Keeter, Mrs.
Artrey Mtfney. Sbe. Joe Heddon,
Mr*. Jacob 0?p?, Mrs. ^ P^Pat