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VOL. 58 NO. 40
Central high Mountaineers are
scheduled to meet Marion high
there at 8 p. m. tonight, with Richard
White expected to start at tailback
in a major change in the
Members of the Kings Mountain
Lions club will be guests of
El Bethel Methodist church at the
regular meeting of the club Thursday,
October 9. Time of the meeting
will be 6:30, it was announc-.
Price ot two important food iterns
have jumped in, the past few
days. Loaves of bread are selling
at most grocery establishments for ,
15 cents and a quart of sweet
milk is selling at most places for
23 cents. The retail Increases followed
price boosts by the bakeries
?teken last week ? and by the
dairies this week.
NEW TEMPLE PASTOR
Rev. W. F. Monroe, of Shelby,
has been elected supply pastor for
Temple Baptist church, it was an:
nounced this week. Mr. Monroe
succeeds the late Rev. D. F. Putnam.
Mr. Monroe said that regular
morning and evenings would be i
conducted on Sundays and that a
midweek service will be held regularly
on Wednesday Evenings.
CHARTER FILED I
Charter for the Mauney Hosiery |
Mills, Inc., of Kings Mountain, just
issued by the North Carolina Secretary
of State Thad Eure, was filed
Sept. 30 in Shelby in the office
of E. A. Houser, Jr., clerk of court.
The charter empowers the firm to
Issue capital stock in the amount
of $500,000. Incorporators are W.
& Mauney, jr., Carl F. Mauney,
.tthd George H. Mauney.
station announced this week that
he will be at the Postoffice In
Kings Mountain today and on
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and
Friday for the next several weeks.
He is recruiting for the Army and
SCHOOL SIGNS OUT
Jaycee donated school signs, attractive
reproductions of traffic
patrol officers In natty dress, were
placed near Kings Mountain city
schools by the police department
this week it has been announced.
Chief N. M. Farr Issued a warning
about defacing public property,
stating that persons, Including
school children, found damaging
the signs, will be prosecuted. TThe
signs are portable and are design/
ed to warn approaching motorists
to slow down and drive carefully
through the school zone. v
To Bo Held Sunday
The seventh World Wide Communion
Service will be observed on
October 5th. On this day every Chris
tian is expected to be present at the
Lord's Tab|e unless providentially
hindered by unusuil circumstances.
All churches of the Protestant faith
around the world are seeking to
have every member in attendance
at the Holy Communion on this day.
* ' : A statement from the Ministerial
'It will be a time of unbounded
thanksgiving to God; increased attendance
at the Lord's table and for
a rededicatlon of ourselves to Jesus
Christ our Lord for the building up
of His church and the extension of
the Kingdom of God on earth.
"This invitation to be present at
the service of the Holy communion
comes from the Lord JeSus Christ
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nimseu, wnen ne Rays: Ana tie
took broad, and when He had given
thanks, He braka It, and gavtf to
they saying, *this is My Body, which
is given tor you: this do in remembrance
of me! And the cup in like
\ manner, this cup is the new Testament
of my Blood shed for the remtssion
| World Wide Communion begins in
Mew Zealand at 10:30 Sunday morn
Inf. It la the custom to begin the
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Directors of the Kings Mountain
Merchants Association, in meeting
Monday night, laid plans for the annual
Christmas opening, voted to
conduct a poll of business houses
regarding support for a local Cham
ber of Commerce, and voted to ask
the city to investigate the use of
parking meters as a possible means
of alleviating the parking problem.
The board also voted to ask the
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wvj puuwc uc^aiiiuciu iu ciuuicc
the speed limit on Battleground avenue,
partlculary in the business dis
trict, after it was pointed out trucks
and buses particularly race both
south and north on Battleground at
"excessive and dangerous speeds."
Action asking the city to investigate
the use of parking meters came
ofter statements by several directors
of complaints regarding,all-day
parking in restricted areas in the
business district. Though restricted,
the parking limits have never been
enforced with regularity, and enforcement
has proved as unpopular
with the law enforcement officers
as with the people who receive the
red tags citing them for violations.
The merchants' board, however,
did not directly recommend installation
of the meters, the motion being
specifically phrased "investigate."
The board took the position that
parking is a problem not capable of
being solved, but thaf the prootem
can be alleviated.
After preliminary discussion concerning
the annual Christmas opening
event, President J. W. Milam appointed
John L. McGtll as chairman,
Glee A. Bridges and ' Hilton Ruth
members of a program committee,
and Joe Lee Woodward as chairman
;Q. W. Myers and E. C. Mfiglain roeml
bers of the. finance committee for
Plans for the event will be formulated
by Mr. McGllls's group.
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I "The victory of two years ago came j
l hATdUgax Amprlnnnc haH unltoH iholp I
strength for service to country," Mrs.
I Glee Bridges,. Membership Chairman
of our local American Legion
Auxiliary told a group of the Auxiliary
members while making plans
for furthering the annual membership
drive, 'The same united effort
is needed to solve the many problems
growing out of the conflict and
to make sure that the freedom so
well defended in war is not lost in
time of peace.
"Women of veterans' families, especially,
need to be united for peace
time service. In an organization like
the American Legion Auxiliary
there is much they can do to improve
the lot of the disabled veteran
and the families of the dead and dls
abled. In the Auxiliary they can
make their voices heard in behalf of
security measures to protect America's
peace, and against the threat
of communism to American liberty."
Mrs. Bridges asked that membership
workers explain to all eligible
women the opportunities for worthwhile
service offered by the Auxiliary
in its program of support for the
work of the American Legion.
Rites Held Tuesday
Funeral services for Oscar B.
Greene, 54, Kings Mountain farmer
and textile worker, who died In a
Charlotte hospital Monday after an
illheaa of 4 weeks, was held at 4 p.
m., Tuesday from the Park Grace
church of the Nazarene of which he
1 was a member. .
a ' . . ' a
final rltee were conducted by Rev.
John L. Gregory. pastor, and Rev.
Blanchatd Horn of the Plret Nazarene
chuidtf ef Charlotte. Interment
followed In (he Mountain Rest cemetery.
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Kings Mountain, N. C.,
Light Bills Now Due
Not Later Than 10th
City of Kings Mountain water I
and light accounts must be paid
not later than October 10th, according
to recent ruling of the city
Notices accomnanvina th? mon.
thly bills, which' majority of cus-.
tomers -ocelved Wednesday morn.
in?, called attention to the change
which effective for the first
time this month.
Service will be suspended where
''tills are not paid by the close of
business on the tenth, it was pointed
The city board, in ordering advance
of the deadline by five days,
took action after it was pointed
out that the change would result |
in considerable time-saving at the 1
Vets Will Hear
A large number of Kings Mountain
area veterans are expected to
attend the barbecue at Shelby Armory
Tuesday night at 7 o'clock
when Senator William B. Umstead
will address a gathering of Cleveland
The meeting is under sponsorship
of veterans organizations in Shelby
and the county National Guard unit.
The local Otis D. Green Post 155,
this week sent cards to its members
asking notification concerning
attendance at the meeting, and announced
that its regular meeting
would be held Tuesday at 6 p. m.,
evidently a short session before.making
the trip to Shelby.' Hubert
Aderholdt, post adjutant, said a
gecdly wwBiwfefwrti'hsdbafu di*'
ceived from members stating tHey
wouia anena. it was stated that
transportation to Shelby would be
Senator Umstead served In the .'amous
81st (Wildcat) Infantry division
In World War I, and is a member
of both the Legion and Veter- |
ans of Foreign Wars.
Price of the dinner is $1.00 per person
and advertised as "all the barbecue
you can eat."
Rites Held Sunday
Funeral services for Forrest Huffstetler,
59, who died Saturday after
noon at his home on Piedmont avenue
of a cerebral hemmorrhage,
were conducted at the residence at
3:30 o'clock Sunday by Rev. G. W.
Fink, pastor of Grace Methodist
church. Interment was In Mountain
Mr. Huffstetler had served ' 35
years as master mechanic at Phenlx
Cotton mill. He was a member of
the building committee of Grace
Methodist church and former member
of the board of stewards of the
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Quilla
Helms Huffstetler; two sons, W. L.
Huffstetler and Andy Huffstetler,
both of Kings Mountain,' and six
daughters, Mrs. B. T. Bumgardner of
Gastonia, Mrs. William Henaon of
Martinsburg, W. Va., Mrs. Carl Carpenter
of Gastonia, and Miss Margaret
Huffstetler, Miss Alltne Huffstetler
and Miss Iva Mae Huffstetler
all three of Kings Mountain.
Jaycees To Enterl
Tuesday Niaht; S
Alonzo Squires, Charlotte radio
annouroer will be the chiof entertainer
at the meeting of the Junior
Chamber of Commerce Tuesday
night, when teachers of the city
schools will be the Jaycees guests.
The dinner will be at the Woman's
Club at 7 o'clock.
Ma Squires, who is blind, la with
Station WAYS Charlotte, and conducts
its morning programs. Re has
been with the station for mom than
three years. i
Be presents a program of Aits,
imitation, and humorous stories,
a^d has been haerd throughout the
While St (he university, he wad in
demsnd m an after-dinner entertainer,
and later appeared on the
*t?d Allen talent scoot show held at
Friday. Oct. 3. 1947
City Takes Part
In "NEPH" Week
The nation will observe National j
Employ the Physically Handicapped j
week beginning Sunday.
Attention to the observance was
called this week in a proclamation |
by Mayor H. Tom Kulton, anc' by the.)
Kings Mountain branch of thr Nor- :
th Carolina Employment service, j
which has the job of placing physically
handicapped persons in suit
Mrs. Mary B. Goforth, manager of
the office here, reports goou co-oper
ation here in placing the physically
handicapped, and adds that the vast
majority are proving an asset both
to themselves and to their employers.
At ine present time 14 physically
handicapped persons are registered
for jobs with the employment service,
and 13 of these are veterans of
the recent war.
The employment service has a
simple, yet complete method in cori
relating Job requirements and the
Employers, during the observance
are being urged to survey their employee
requirements and to make
an effort to employ the physically
handicapped where their skills are
suitable to particular jobs.
Funeral Is Held
For E. A. Beattie
Funeral services were held Wednesday
at 3 o'clock at the Wesleyan
Methodist church for Elsie Andrew
Beattie, 64, of Walker street, who
died Monday night in Shelby hospital
following a heart attack suffered
Saturday. Rev. L. C. Plnnix
will conduct the services and burial
will be in Mt. Paran cemetery near
ch from 2:30 until 3:00 p. m.
The body lay in state at the churBlacksburg,
Mr. Beattie was a native of Union
county and had been employed by
the Kings Mountain Maunfacturtng
of Cherokee Falls, S. C
He Is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Pearl Sills Beattie, three daughters,
Mrs. G. M. Camp of Great Falls, S.
C., Mrs. Earl Harris of Cherokee
Falls, S. and Mrs. Eula Byers of
Blacksburg, S. C., three sons. Paul,
of Kings Mountain. Dwieht of Great
Falls, S. C., and Willie of Gastonia,
his mother, Mrs. Harriet L. Beattie
of Blacksburg, S. C., and 16 grandchildren.
Baker Rites Held
Funeral rites for John W. Baker,
80, retired employee of Mauney
Mills, were held Thursday afternoon
at St. Matttiew's Lutheran
church, with the pastor Rev. W. H.
Stender, officiating. Interment followed
in Mountain Rest cemetery.
Mr. Baker died at his home here
at 5 o'clock Wednesday morning following
a heart attack. Hi had lived
in Kings Mountain almost all his
life. He was a member of the Lutheran
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs.
i Jewel Leigh, of King* Mountain,
land a brother, Major Anderson Baker,
SEASON TICKETS ON SALE
Season tickets for the four remaining
games on the Central
high- school football schedule are
on sale at reduced prices since the
opening game here last week and
officials report sales going brlski
ly. Tickets may" be purchased from
members of the Lions club or several
high school students at any
time. Prices ? $1.15 for students
and $2.75 for adults.
er, taking the part of Falstaff on
the show when regular Alan Reed
waa on vacation.
Though he hait never practiced
that profession, he Is a graduate of
the Univeraity of North Carolina
"Nobody, at leaat the radio audience,
knew that Falstaff Waa actually
Squires and not Reed,", he
laugha, "but t.suppose that makes
During the war he worked with
the advsfttring council in Baltimore,
and, through ltfa .entcrtalnmenta,
helped to ceil dvet six million dollars
worth of wnr bonds. *
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Sales At Least $17,600
V Incomplete returns yesterday on
The stock sale drive for the Kin9s i
Mountain Freezer-Locker. Inc., in- j
dicated sale of additional stock i
at a minimum of S8.000.
This figure would bring the total
amount sold to date to S17,600.
Paul Mauney, secretary, was
j out-of-town, and complete check j
was not available, with George ]
Houser supplying the amount of j
new stock sold on the basis of I
"an incomplete check."
P. M. Neisler, a director in the
corporation, said he understood a
meeting of stockholders would be 1
held in the near future to obtain
Ft romnlaU rhnrlr nnH - 1
in* whether or not to continue
with the project. Agreement was
made at the last stockholder!'
meeting to return monies (ci
stock on November 1 in event a i
minimum amount of S30.000?re- I
garded as necessary to begin construction
ol a plant?had not been
Sets Square Dance
The Kings Mountain Kiwanis
i club will sponsor another square
dance at the high school gymnasi- ,
um on Thursday night, October 23,
it was announced this week.
The committee in charge announced
that a good band has been Se-J
cured for the event, and said it was
looking forward to another gala event,
third sponsored by the organization.
A statement from the committee
"We are happy to announce that
the Kiwanis Club is sponsoring anis
the third square dance the club
has sponsored, and we have looked
forward to each one with increasing
delight. No other social gathering
can offer so much fun and such
1 warm fellowship for the whole
' whole town. It has a special appeal
j for every member of the family because
each can share its fun and
"We want to cordially invite you
to come and bring your family and
"To those who have not had the
pleasure of attending these square
dances, we want to urce vnu not to
miss this one. We know an evening
of wholesome fun and recreation is
in store for you."
In 2&-Case Docket
Twenty cases were heard by
Judge O. C. O'Farrell in city Recorder's
court at City Hall Monday afternoon,
four of them ordered dismissed
and one ordered sent to Cleveland
Recorder's court after the de<
fendant requested a Jury trial.
Weldon Morris asked for trial by
Jury on a charge of drjying drunk.
Cases ordered dismissed included:
William R. Fortenbury, charged
with public drunkenness, (two cases);
George Shipman, charged with
reckless driving; and Earnest James
Hendrix, charged with illegal pos
session of whiskey.
William E. Frazer, of Ashevllle,
' and James Y. Mills, were each ordered
to Jail for thirty days for fail
ure to pay costs after conviction of
charges of public drunkenness.
John Boyd Trlece, of Kannapolls,
was fined $10 and costs for speeding
a sentence of sixty days suspended.
Wllliard M. Dye for illegal possession
of whiskey, paid costs.
Charles F. Harrison and Paul H.
Wllklns. both of Forest City, and
John McDaniel each paid $5 and
costs tor public drunkenness and the
following paid costs for similar char
ges: Burgln Ayers, George Shlpman,
8. H. ftldenhour, Joe Queen (Shelby),
J. C. Simmons (Charlotte), William
S. Sims (Gastonia), Robert
Lester Bell, and Fred Taylor.
William A. Williams
Pinal Rites Conducted
Funeral services for William Ani
derson Williams, 87, tether of Hugh
Williams, of Kings Mountain, were
held Supday afternoon at Pleasant
Grove Baptist chitjrdh, of which he
1! heSlth for the past three
yeara^he^tied^hUVVMay at his
FIVE CENTS PER COPY
b Floral Fair
r October 24
Mrs. J.~K. WUiis.
Mrs. E. W. Griffin
Mrs. E. \V. Griffin and Mrs. J. K.
Willis have been named co-chairmen
of the annual Woman's Club
Floral Fair, to be held at the club
house on Friday. October 24, it was
announced this week.
Mrs. Willis served as chairman of
the event last year, which was regarded
by the club as one of the
most successful in the history of the
The affair will follow the same
plan as in past years, with dinner
to be served at the club both at noon
and in the evening. Prizes will be of
I fered for best showings of flowers
and for best cakes and cookies.
Committees appointed by the eo|
chairmen are as follows (all com
mutees soliciting for kitchen supplies
are asked to complete their
[ work and make their reports to Mrs.
Willis not later than October 21):
Solicit Prizes: Mrs. J. H. Arthur,
Mrs. Gurney Grantham.
! Solicit and serve ice cream: Mrs.
J. N. Gamble and Mrs. W. M. Gar.tt,
Rolls: Mrs. J. K. Willis.
Soliciting Kitchen Supplies?
Gold street: Mrs. Campbell Phifer,
| Mrs. M. H. Blser.
Mountain street: Mrs, E. L. Campbell,
Mrs. Grier Plonk.
King street: Mrs. H. R. Parton,
Mrs. O. C. O'Farrell.
West King street: Mrs. J. L. Settlemyre.
Gaston street: Mrs. Carl Mayes.
Piedmont Avenue: Sarah Ramseur,
Mrs. O. W. Myers.
Railroad Avenue: Mrs. H. N. Moss.
Parker street: Mrs. E. A. Shenk.
Ridge street: Mrs. Haywood E. ?
Lynch. v-.-> r
Wi ? - IIU1 rcterson.
Canned Fruit committee: Mrs. L.
L. Benson, Mrs. Carl Davidson.
Judges: Mrs. Aubrey Mauney.
Cakes, Cookies, Pie committee:
Mesdames J. A. Kl?*>r, B. S. Nelll, H.
T. Fulton, O. O. Jackson, A. H. Patterson,
Kitchen committee: Mesdames
Grady Patterson, Campbell Phifer,
J. B. Thomasson, C. A. Butterworth,
W. W. Tolleson, J. E. Aderholdt, J. H
Arthur, D. G. Littlejohn, A. W. Kincaid,
J. M. Patterson, I. B. Goforth
Dining Room committee: Mesdames
Paul Mauney, C. D. Blanton,
Clyde Kearns, H. L. Campbell, Gurr.ey
Grantham, George W. Mauney,
E. W. Neal, Carl Davidson, P. G. Ratterree,
W. T, Weir, J. G. Winkler, H.
Y. Throneburg, P. D. Patrick; Miss
Chicken Salad: Mesdames J. R.
Davis, W. K. Smith, M. L. Houser.
To buy Turkeys and get them cook
ed: Mrs. E. A. Shenk.
Cashiers: Mrs. W. K. Mauney and
Mrs. D. C. Mauney.
Flower Chairman: Mrs. E. W. Grtf(Cont'd
on page six)
Open Foi Business
Community Implement & Supply,
Co., Inc., one of Kings Mountain's
newer business enterprises, announced
this week that it is open for bus
iness and that it expects to be able
to offer a full ine of farm equipment
in a completed building by Nov. 1st.
The firm, Incorporated in February
with T. Lewis Hovis, as president,
R. G. Whisnant, as vice-president,
and F. W. Plonk, as secretarytreasurer,
handles the Case line of
farm equipment, which includes 77
pieces of farm equipment, including
all items except a cotton picker, and
also including 22 different types
and styles of tractors. The firm will
also operate a complete service department
and Will stock a mmnlet*
The company occupies a new con
crete-brick building on the Grover
road near the city limits, which is
virtually completed, with the exception
of some Interior furniture. T.,e
building, 65 oy 130 feet with 8,450
square feet of floor space, was built
at a cost of approximately $25,000.
In addition to the Case ltne of
farm equipment, the firm carries
Crosley home appliances, including
radios, home deep-freeze units, and
electric refrigerators, oil heaters,
and coal stokers. It will also carry
dairy supplies, building supplies, in
eluding roofing, nails, mortar-mix,
and certient Arid light hardware.
' Mr. Horli; manager of the fitm,
said yesterday thatr the firm, while '
already doing business, should be
mwfatlod by etpbael.