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Fairview Lodge No. 339 A. F.
and A. M. will hold a regular communication
Monday night, Octo- i
ber 13, at 7:30.
No building permits have beeit
issued by S. A. Crouse, city clerk.
since Sept. 29 at was announced
New tile has been laid on the
floor of the rntperial Theatre lobby,
it was announced this week by
Austell Paysour, manager.
Miss Pat Ballard, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. H. Y. Ballard of
Kings Mountain was recently e- i
lected treasurer of the sophomore
clas at Sacred Heart Junior col- i
lege. Miss Ballard attended Florida
Southern college, Lakeland,
Fla., last year. She is an active
member of the school activities.
NO DINNER SUNDAY
Mts. W. J. Fulkerson, hostess at
the Kings Mountain Country Club, i
has announced that due to a large
banquet to be held at the Club
Saturday evening, which will last |
quit* late, the dining room of the
club will not be open this Sunday
CASHIER ON JOB i
L^E. Abbott, formerly assistant
City firemen were summoned
to the home of Mrs. E. B. Olive on
Mountain street Thursday afternoon,
October 2, to extinguish a |
fire in a pile of used lumber behind
the residence. Firemen were
agsin summoned to the scene at
2 a. m. Friday morning, when the
fire, which had continued io
smoulder, blazed up again. Fire
Chief Grady king said the lumber
was from an old building which
had been Jorn away. He declined
to estimate the damage.
12 Cases IMed
la Recorders Court
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Twelve cases were tried before
Judge O: C. O'FarrClI lh regular
weekly session of City Recorder's
court' held at City Hail Monday afternoon
according to S. A. Grouse,
Clerk of court
John DawtcfnS was sentenced $100
and costs and loss of his drivers license
after conviction on a charge
William Carpenter, charged, with
public drunkenness and possession
of liquor, waa fined $5 and costs.
George Lee, on a drunk and disorderly
charge, was fined 95 and coats
and Pink Kennedy was Sent to Jail
for thirty days for failure to pay
costa for public drunkenness.
Hillsrd O. Hunter, for speeding,
was fined costs and Robert Morgan,
for no ^rivers license, was fined $5
The following paid costs for public
drunkenneat: Lula McCurry
(Gaffney, S. O.T. R. Barrett, Johnny
C. Htnaon, Prudence Bradley, Eleanor
Bradley, and Zeb Bul'?"t.
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A spot-check of grocers, cafes, and
citizens Thursday indicated that
Kings Mountain participation in the
nation-wide effort to save food by
observing meatless Tuesdays and
chickenless Thursdays was confined
principally to conversation ? without
any tacit Information as to whether
local citizens are complying or
One grocer said he could tell little
difference in his Tuesday meat
sales, remarking, 'Tuesday isn't
much of a business day, we might
as well be at home."
Another reported lots of customer
comment, but added that his
Tuesday sales were close to normal
for a "rainy ds^y."
In the restaurant field, nothing
had developed more than a willingness
"to coperate." One restaurant- .
eur said he was going to talk It over
with the other cafe operators and
might put. meat of the Tuesday
menu and chickens and eggs off the
.Thursday bill of fare, while another
remarked, "I may and I may not."
Meanwhile, many of the big users,
railroad dining car management,
big city hotels and restaurants,
were anounclng cooperation
with the government's voluntary
In Kings Mountain', it seemed the
egg was coming In for most conversation,
One prominent citizen remarked,
"I Just don't see how I can
start* the day off without my breakfast
egg. Why, I've been eating an
iegg every morning for years!"
City Board Moots Ahoad
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The city board, In a special ses- ]
sion Tuesday night, handled a short
routine agenda, according to City
Clerk S. A. Crouse.
On motion of Carl Mauney, secondfed
by Tommy Ellison, the city
to coileetthe taxes, while I0M.5B In
194Q tax sale certificates were charged
to City Attorney E. A. Harill,
delinquent tax collector, and he was
instructed to collect this amount.
All members of the board were |
present except Commissioner Neisler.
Mr. Crouse said the special session
was called because several
members of the board expected to
be out-of-town on the regular October
14 Oteeting date. He said the reg
ular meeting probably would not be
held, unless some special matter
called -fpr tmedlate attention.
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Funeral services for Henry George
Huffitlckler, 65, who died at his
nam* an Mortis street at 4:30 Wednesday
afternoon, will be held Frlday
afternoon at 3 o'clock at First
Wesley an Methodist church,- with
the pastor. Rev. J. V- Phillips, officiating.
' Interment Vfall follow at
Mountain Rest cemetery. The body
wlU lie In state at the church for
a Half-hour prior to the funeral.
Mr. HuffsUckler had been In 111
health for the past year. Prior to his
illneie he had been an employee of
Margrace Mill for 11 year*. He was
the son of the late William and Sally
Lanier Huffstickler, and he was
a native of Cleveland county.
Surviving era his wife, Mrs.
Maude Rutledge Huff stick let, four
sons, Elmer Huffdtickler, with the
army In Europe, Lawrence and Paul
Buffstlekler, of Kings Mountain,
and Hazel Buffstlekler, U. S. Coast
Guard. Also surviving Is a brother
Dorus Huffstickler, and three sisters,
Miss Minnie Huffstickler, Mrs.
Roale Ramsey and Mrs. J. N. Smith,
all of King* Mountain. One grandchild
will Iie AMif 01 hour* dAilv
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Kings Mountain. N. C- I
Legion Post Hears
Members of Otis D. Green Post 155
American Legion, voted Tuesday ]
night to incorporate the organiza- ,
tion at a brief business session held
prior to going to Shelby for the address
of Senator W. B. Umstead before
a county-wide veterans' group.
The post also elected J. Byron
Keeter as a trustee for the post. No
new trustee had been named since
the death of W. W. Souther, whom
Mr. Keeter succeeds.
The trrouD also vnteH fr> hiUo
post's contribution to salary of the
city schools' Bible teacher to $35, representing
an increase of $10, and
Commander John W. Gladden requested
that post members meet funeral
trains bearing the bodies of re i
turned war dead. He said the members
would be kept informed as to
arrival of trains.
Urged To Aid Drive
Announcing that "Go-Getters" ]
have until November 11 to qualify '
for awards, John W. Gladden, com- i
mander of Otis D. Green Post 155, J
The American Legion, this week urged
all members of the post to Join
in the membership drive now underway.
Any member signing up at least c
ten members, new or renewing, will i
be awarded a silver star to wear on c
his cap, with members' signing up
twenty or more eligible to wear 'a t
gold and silver star, he said. All t
go-getters are also given a seat at r
the banquet table at the Department
convention, he qdded. t
Goal of the membership drive is i
400 members fdr the coming year,
more than the 1946 membership of
385 >? 1 < : 5
"Any eligible veteran pf World c
II who is interested in Joining the g
The annual Western North Carol!- ll
na Methodist Conference opened
Wednesday at Dllworth Methodist 8
church In Charlotte, and will con- '
tlnue through Monday. 1
B. S. Neill is the lay delegate from t
Central Methodist rhuw>)i ??d T V I
Mauney Is the delegte from Grace r
Ministerial apointments will bel^
read on Monday morning, closing (
the annual conference. Rev. J. G.
Winkler, Central pastor, la completing
his sixth year In Kings Mount- r
aln, while Rev. G. W. Fink, pastor, r
is completing his firaL year. - g
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at nx>iorr convention 1;
At the annual convention of the t
North Carolina State Florists con- 1
vention, which opened at Hotel
Charlotte Tuesday, one of the ar- ,
tlsts whose dlstlctlve talents In.;
floral designing was demonstrate r
ed was C. H. Walters of Walters t
Flowers here. Mr. Walters has
gained wide recognition with his e
designing ability, being chosen by
other members of the Association
as one of the three most outstand- e
lng designers in the state. c
Layne The Magici
Show Here Next 1
Layne, the Magician, will appear
here next Thursday, October 16, for
two performances at the high school
auditorium under sponsorship of the
Kings Mounain Junior Chahber of
A special show for school children
will be presented at 1:45, and a fulldress
performance will begin In the
evening at 8:15. Admission for the
children's performance will be IS
cents, while prices for the evening /
Show will be 35c ai*t 60c, tax Included.
Net proceeds from the show will
go to the school lunchroom fundi
it wss announced by Jacob Cooper,
president of the Junior Chamber of
According to Layne wees releases,
the magician, who haa performed
for audiences-ttthover (*? nation,
T rid ay. October 10. 1947
freedom Train Mcrj
Stop Here On Tour 1
At tlM request of Kings Hour
tain's CoL Frederick Hambrigh
chapter. DAR.' Congressman A. 1
Bulwinkle has urged Attorne
GftQAtal Tom ri/erV V??- *w
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"Froodom Tralii" atop in King
Mountain on its nation-wide tout
The seven-car special train, wit
a guard of U. S. Mar no*, carrie
major historical documents, froz
the Revolutionary War period or
It was pointed out that the trai
should stop at the city bearing tt
name of the battle which turn*
the tide of the war for independ
ence. Tuesday was the 167th annl
versary of that battle.
Attorney - General Clark prom
teed to forward the request to th
American Heritage Foundation
sponsor of the tour.
The Kiwanis Club of Kings Mou
ain are represented at the 1947 co
retnion of the Carolinas Kiwan
listrict to be held October 9 to
at Charleston, S. C., it was annoui
Delegates to the meeting, \*hi<
vill feature an address by T. L. Hu
lelton,Executive director of the Co
nunity? Chest of Abseoon Island,
J., and trustee of Kiwanis Interna
lonaU^vlH include G. A. Bridg
md Join L. McGill of the local clu
Dup? Rhame, Greenville, S. <
jovempr of the Carollnas KIwan
llstricft will preside -over the vai
us session to be attMdsd by del
;ates^rom 80 clubsJn the dl*trh
iaa served as president of his clu
leutenant governor of the New Je
;ey Kiwanis district, district gove
tor and chairman of three Intern,
Dr. Charles W. Armstrong, Sails
>ury, N. C.F president of Kiwanis Ii
ternatlon will attend the annua
31 Keeter's Store
Keeter's Department Store is ai
louncing this week completion
emodeling of the second floor, b
;un almost a year ago.
The renovated second floor , hi
ncorporated the full floor, inclui
ng the offices formerly ocupled 1
he War Price and Rationing boar
greatly increased the floof space.
New fixtures of latest design ha<
een Installed and. In addition 1
adles' ready-to-wear, all ,hous
old furnishings, Including beddln
ugs, towels and other Items are
te found on this floor.
The main floor has been re-pain
d and a central heating plant^
tow being installed.
The firm is inviting the public
Isit and Inspect the firm this weel
nd, and Is offering special savini
m many household articles.
pes GOP Will ]
te Tom Dewey!
f ! William B. Umstead, North Caro- |o
I Una's junior senator, visited the |c
j Herald Wednesday night after jv
! speaking to the Bessemer City Lions J
l* ! club?one stop in his effort to cov- j V
, er North Carolina's sprawling 100 j c
- j counties prior to the next session of e
T Congress, special or otherwise.
! The Senator who has not yet an- "
* , nounced his candidacy for re-elec- "
t% tion but who is considered to be 1v
I running Just the same, was accom- j e
1 panied by his public relations chief |?
n Ed Rankin, of Spencer, who served
| on the Salisbury Post, Raleigh News ?
a (and Observer, with the U. S. Navy c
m (three years, much combat), and ll
d with the Associated Press before he ll
|. was called to duty for the state high jj
[ way commission for public relations
duty two winters ago when Sandy p
Graham, state highway commission *
# chairman, was both literally and *
^ figuratively "mired in the mud."
Mr. Umstead, who lives at Dur- a
ham and who is a former Congress- d
man, made no pronounceYnents re- e
1 gardlng the forthcoming senatorial t<
race in which Former Governor J.
Ig M. Broughton is another unannoun- fe
? ced candidate, but, in discussing the I e
1948 GOP campaign, said he hoped J v
n. the Republican standard bearer < i;
n. would not be Governor Tom Dewey ' N
!j8 of New York. The Senator remarked
H that Governor Dewey went to Albany
as a prosecutor and otherwise
has too little background for the top 0
jh executive Job of the nation. 8
s- To Senator Taft, he paid a left- J*
m handed compliment. As a man com- J'
N. pletely without tact, he said, Sena- rj
tor Taft nevertheless has an a,maz- ^
es ing courage to talk about anything
b. at any time, many times when it is ?
? not necesary. He described Senator *
? Taft as a tireless worker. He also de- "
scribed Senator Vandenburg as the *.
most well-rounded Republican in *
the top branch of Congress J1
* ^ In Ms speech before^the^ Bessemer jj
jT and which must reach a peak some- a
where" should dictate caution in the 2
r conduct of business.
He Indirectly defended the na- C
tion's $37,000,000,00 budget, pointing N
out that the big portion of this fiJI
gure was for absolutely necessary
2 expense ? debt service, the armed
services, and veterans welfare.
Swinging to the international K
scene, Senator Umstead flayed RutfI
sia for her obstructionist tactics in '
endeavoring to thwart "the alms of p
peace-loving nations in World II"
and stated his belief that aid to Europe
should be based on a plan
which would enable Europe to help
herself. "If we are to alve Britain i
money," he Mid, "then certainly i
18 British coal miners should be will* |zt
Ing to work to enable Britain to get < tt
>V back on a sound productive basis." | w
;? Barbers Raise ?
i: Price Of Services *
to . U
Majority of Kingq Mountain bar- ^
I' ber shops pro announcing price in- ,
ls creases on barbertng services, ef- .
fective immediately. n
to In most cases, the increase ls five
It- cents for each service and the new .
J prices being announced are as fol- ?
lows: Haircut, 65, children's hair- .
? cut, 55c (Monday through Friday),
children's haircut (Saturdays), 65c, _
shampoo, 65c, tonic, 40c, massage, ?
"We regret to raise prices and pre
fer to call it an adjustment," a
' spokesman for the barbers said.
"Since establishing prices many 2!
months ago, many barber supplies .
have doubled or near-doubled in .
price and the cost of living has ad- *
"Still," he added, "the new prices
/ are considerably under the price pre pi
vailing in most dries in North Caro- bf
Una and other southern states."
In maintaining the week-day low
pr nrlffo An nK 4 W ? 1 41?
? r* v?> vntiui Cll O IIOIIVUIB, HIP [j(
spokesman remarked, 'It's Just wor- d,
th more to cut a child's hair on Sat- ar
urday. We hope parents' will see to
It that their children get their hair- as
cuts during the week and take ad- *
vantage of the lower price." C
Announcing Increases were Central
Barber Shop, Phenlx Barber
Shop, Sanitary Barber Shop, Strou- 0
pe's Barber Shop ahd Gaffney Bar
ber Shop. \
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' . Off mm u*r .
i- /amas C. Throndburg, son of Ifr.
hTclJ?d JSiSTSw'iJSce'u" t
niverslty students who made B t
i* ; >v?isgee for the 1HT spring term,
fan d'an> 1Ut for the J
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More than 30 teachers, members
if the faculties of Kings Mountain
ity schools and Park Grace school,
vere guests of the Kings Mountain
unior Chamber of Commerce at the
Voman's Club Tuesday night for the
lvic organization's annual Teachr's
Feature of the program was a humorous
talk by Alonzo Squires,
dind Charlotte radio announcer,
k-ho regaled the group with a seris
of witty anecdotes and imitations
f well-known radio stars.
After Charles F. Thomasson had
aid the invocation, President Jacob
toper made the address of welcome
o the teachers, and Don Parker of
he high school faculty stated apreciation
for the guests. B. N.
lames, superintendent of schools,
resented the principals of the
phAnlfi tlfhrt In f ? *? 1 * 1
..4.V, lit luiii imruuucra me
Frlor to the address, Ned McGlll,
ided by Charles F. Thomasson con
[ucted a orize drawing In which sev
ral handsome gifts were presented
o lucky-number holders.
Vernon Crosby, chairman of the
lub membership committee, welomed
J. T. McGinnis and Frank
Vail as new members of the organtation.
Martin Harmon introduced
The speaker, who conducts the
Breakfast with Squires" program
ver Radio Station WAYS, kept the
roup continually laughing with a
dde assortment of humor. His imiJtions,
which drew much applause
rom his audience, included skits on
[ajor Edward Bowes, Boake Car
>r, Lowell Thomas, Speed Rlggs
nd F. E. Boone, the radio tobacco
uctloneers, Bob Burns and Fred Al>n.
He also did a skit from an Amos
nd Andy show, Including the two
ars, Kingflsh and Lightening but
is biggest applause came when he
nlUted a person trying to start a
[odel T Ford on a weak battery.
Short Of final
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Memberships In the North Carona
Symphony society for 1947-48
hich have been purchased by
ings Mountain citizens and busiess
firms total less than $400, it
as announced yesterday by Mrs.
aul Mauney, chairman of the loll
drive to raise 1750, minimum alount
required to bring the Little
ymphony here next spring tor two
Mrs. Mauney, in turn, urged clti>ns
who have not yet renewed
ieir memberships, as well as others
ho wish to Join the society, to forard
their checks as quickly as posble.
Members of the solicitation
>mmittee are being urged to reDuble
Membership in the society entit(8
the member to attend full symhony
concerts in nearby cities, as
ell as the local concert, which folws
a free concert for school chllren?one
of the most-praised feaires
of the orchestra's annual tour.
For the past two years, the Symtony
has presented concerts here
nd these concerts have been uniirmly
Work is well underway this week
l the Cherokee street warehouse of
lifer Hardware company in .the
llldlng formerly occupied by AIn's
Antique shoD. now housed In
new building on East King street.
A new front has been put on the
lifer building and the interior has
The warehouse will be used for
splay of heavy floor hardware, oftiajs
have anouneed. Opening
rt? of the new store has not been
odcrf Is Deadline
in Light Bilk
Cnrtwit'i of ths city's wator
nd light ilspsitsiMit who fail to
wry tholr bUla by ths doss of bss-.
mm Friday will bars tbotr Mrr
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Ifyw doadlino on paymsnt Of
Iftoi roqalrod to ho paM by