fa City Corporate Limits 6.574
Immediate Trading Area 15,000
VOL. 58 NO. 52
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JATCEES SEE RESPIRATOR DEI
cmi as they watched a demons
lion hen purchased as a gift for 1
Dan Finger, James Bennett, Ned
Cooper, Sloan Wright who was s?
plates as in thrsf-si? to mata
. need fee emergency treatment ir
custody of the fire department ai
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KIWAN1S WONT MEET
The regular Thursday night !
meeting of fhe Kings Mountain i
Kiwanis club will not be held this j
week, according to annual custom
of not holding the Christ- j
mas week meeting. Next meeting
of the club will be held on January
1. New officers for 1948 will
be installed at this time, according
to L. L. Benson, president,
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A special "Work" meeting of
the Kings Mountain Lions club
will be held at Mauney Hosiery
Company Tuesday night, it was
announced by President W. K.
Mauney, Jr. Christmas baskets for
needy families will be prepared
and a full attendance is being
KNOW ANT NEEDY VETS '
ft. Persons Who know of a needy
f service veteran, or veteran's fam.ily,
are being asked to contact
- W. B. (Bill) Logan or Marriott
Phifer by noon Tuesday. The
names are needed, it was stated
fn> +hm rhrlotmflfl nrnoram . fit
Johnny W. Blackwell post, VFW.
On Sunday evening, December
- 28, at 7:30 p. m. the Vesper Set.
vice at St. MattehWs Lutheran
church will beln charge of the college
students at home for the
T Christmas Holidays. A number of
the students will take part and
^special music will be provided
from among the students also.
Hoyle Whiteside, a student at the
Lutheran Seminary. Columbia, S.
G* wfll bring the-message.
CI ^ Elgin
^^B^tlie city board of cofnmlasloners
met In special session Thursday and
io voted to purchase an Elgin "Guteranlpe"
street sweeper at a price of
Aft rfiffprdnt tvtws IWHillSIl
v ! , auiercni \ypv iwreoers.
Rb^^W. ^.! .% tjlj
MONSTRATED,?Pictured above U i
tratlon last Tuesday nigbt of the p
he city. Jayceee in the picture are
McOilL W. K. Mauney Jr. Verr
rving as "guinea pig", John Chesh
i the respirater aydiiahle-for atl a
i cases involrihg respiratory dftmei
id will be araila ble for use to anyc
es? lV m_m
At Annual Joint I
1 "It behooves you and me to use
more diligence in pursuing the
worthwhile things of life," Dr. V
Ward Barr, pastor of the First Bap
tist church of Gastonia, told mem
bers of the Lions and Kiwanis club:
at their annual Joint meeting helc
at the high school cafeteria Thurs
Dr. Barr spoke graphically wit!
interesting illustrations and anec
dotes as he pointed out the false
ness of "pursuing the wrong cour
Two elements a successful lif<
must have, he said, are definition o
purpose and synchronization.
"The American is becominj
known as a material glutton," Di
Barr declared, "rather than devote*
to the ideals dri which this natloi
"Some people don't know when
they're going and don't seem ti
Pointing out that iife^must be e
quallzed and synchonlzed, Dr. Bar
said, "There is no place for so-call
ed rugged individualism in this lif<
or in any other. We fit into a pat
tern. If not, it's like an automobili
piston which sticks, and keeps th<
car from running."
In one of his' most graphic illus
trations, the speaker related: A mai
was rushing alone the way of life
He was told along the way that h
had a fortune behind him, to returi
and get It. The man dldrrt hav
time: lie Aid to go Ahead. This con
tlnued along the way. Finally, ye
another stopped him. When me
with the same reply from the tra\
eler, the man who stopped him sai<
"But you must stop now. 1 am th
man /ou have been rushing to se<
I am Death."
"We ought to change course," D
Bar* declared. "We rush throug
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virraysoii vmia Booty
Bvm4 in Acddtnt '
George Grayson, Jr., three-year ol
eon at Mrs. JaJhes Metcalf, is a pa
tient in Gaston Memorial hoepita
where he U being treated for secon
and third degree burns, suffere
when he accidentally pulied a pa
|<K scalding cooking grease On ?
himself from the stove in the kite)
en of his hotde on the. Bessemer Cli
i rlous condition It rppfirtiid to I
'Kings Mountain. N. C.. Tue
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PFk ^ u9
x group of Klnga Mountain Jayortablo
respirator tha ortrnnlm.
< left to right Marriott Phiier,
ton Crosby, President Jacob
ire and Draco Peeler. Tha. (bpet , . _
ats.^fhe machine will be lb the
>ne who needs it Photo by Bundy
Hear Dr. Ban
; Today's Herald Is
Last Until 1948
Today's edition of the Herald
* Will be the last for 1347.
The next issue will appear on
Friday, January 2, 1948, at, the
Herald resumes its regular sched1
Today's edition takes the place
of the regular December 26th issue,
which was advanced in order
that business firms might
J bring Christmas greetings to their
patrons and in order that the Herald
staff might enjoy a needed
* Christmas vacation.
j' The Herald will close at noon
today and will re-open Monday.
1 December 29.
? Hearing Tests
* Are Underway
e The Kings Mountain white schools
e | completed last week a screening
] testing program in which the hear.
ing of 1006 pupils vas checked and
n ! discovered 47 cases which needed
. further investigation.
' ' . '
The tests, administered by Mrs.
1 ' Mabel Carpenter of the Health and
e Physical Education Department tn
* i the High School, began with the
I j fourth graded In the East, West, and
II Central schools and extended throu"
j gh the High, school. These screening
' ! tests were given on a group testing
e I machine furnished by the Shelby
| Kiwanls Club and made available
' through the Cleveland County Healr
th Department. ,
The 47 pupils who were found to
have probable defects In hearing
and the pupils In grades one, two,
' three, will be tested Individually by
nurses of the health -department on
a Puratone Audiometer furnished
by the Kiwanls club of Kings Mound
tl When the diagnosis Is complete,
4 those with defective hearing will be
d referred to specialists for treatment.
n After resumption of school tn Jano
uary, the tests win be conducted in
the colored schools.
BANK ttOLIDAT JAN. I
The First National Bank will
p. observe New Year's Day as a hoic
lda>, It waa announced by B. S.
t- No! 11, executive vice-president.
sday, December 23. 1947
Kings Mountain citizens are busy
today making final preparations for
the annual observance of Christmas.
With two shopping days remaining,
many people are completing
gift lists, housewives are completing j
holiday menus, and the Christmas j
social season is already underway, j
as friends gather for dancing, parti- i
es and the traditional egg-nog.
All churches are observing the sea- i
son with special Christmas services'
and the Lutheran church will pre
sent its annual Christmas Eve ser- j
vice at If o'clock Wednesday night.
Majority of Kings Mountain citi- '
zens arc looking forward to a minimum
of a three-day Christmas holi- |
Most textile plants are closing ]
Wednesday, and several business!
firms will close after Wednesday for 1
the remainder of the week. Sadie j
Mill, Bonnie Mill, Mauney Mills, Inc. j
Kings Mountain Narrow Fabrics,)
Frieda Manufacturing company,
and Craftspun, Inc, will close Wednesday
morning and for the remain- j
der of the week. Neisler Mills, Inc., t
will be closed after Tuesday operaflDttf:"'
TiaiYt' ptfftlcm- '" of ' Mam' ,
ney Hosiery Company will be closed t
all this week, with the exception of t
some of the knitting department. t
I Park Yarn^Mills will run two day's. f
Kings Mountain Laundry has an- 1
| nounced that ft will be closed after
I Wednesday, as will Ware & Sons, ]
' and citv offices |J
! Employees of retail firms will get '
a two-day respite. Majority will be
j closed both Christmas day and on
Friday, re opening for business on
Saturday. The Herald will end op1
eratlons at noon today and remain 1
i closed until Monday, December 29. j
Kings Mountain Drug Company J<
; has announced Christmas day open i
hours for prescription service only !
J from 10 to 11 a. m and from 4 to 6 ; i
p. m., while Griffin Drug Company |i
expects to be open a short while (<
Christmas morning. ! i
On Wednesday evening, December
24, Christmas Eve, a candlelight carol
service will be held at St. Mat- '
thew's Lutheran church at 11 p. m. !1
The program will consist in the j
reading of appropriate Scripture
passages and .Christmas carols, and
the pastor will bring a special
Music Is under the direct ion" of
Mrs. J. E. Herndon, organist, and
the following musical number will
be rendered: Organ Prelude, "Pastorale"
by Guilant; Solo, "O Holy
Night," by Adams, sung by Miss )
Frahces Summers; anthem, "Glory j
to God In the Highest," by Stultz;
sung by the choir, and the organ !
postlude, "Thou Prince of Peace,"
At the conclusion of the service,
the worshippers will receive candles
Which will be lighted during the
singing of '^Silent Night, Holy
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Merchants Still Hi
If the traffic In the bualness section
la an Indication, Kings Moun- i
tain's last-minute rush before
Christmas began around 2 o'clock 1
last Friday afternoon.
!. Jfra? Meentalu retail states wUI
ibssrts Setjurdnr bants an Christ- ,
mmt stores edn'be" eprn until V
p. as* white most groceries wilt be
open e half hour longer.
Retail stores were Jiftnpacked
I with customers who .were buy I ns:
ions For 1
HTSICIAIf DIES. ? Dr. Abel LettPjya^SiSSisiM
hm years as a medical officer with
be 82nd Airborne division, died sud- !
lenly Friday morning as the result
if a heart attack. Highly regarded in
lis profession, he had practiced
nedicine here since 1934.
laycees Say Save
four Waste Paper
Don't burn that excess Christwac
tllro nr>l n rr n-n./i
??o popci . * . .
That's the plea of the Junior
Chamber of Commerce which will
conduct a waste paper pick up on
Ail waste paper ? old newspapers
magazines, corrugated boxes, Christ
mas wrappings, etc?are wanted,
and the Jaycees are asking that all
citizens place the paper on the front
porches or on the curbings in front
of their homes.
The pick-up will be conducted slm
ilarly to past ones, with members of
the organization patrolling the
streets of the city systematically in
trucks furnished by business firms.
Paper is Still critically short.
Newspapers are being forced to limit
circulation and otherwise ration
their stocks of newspfint, wrapping
paper is still hard to get, and
many types of printing papers are
Waste paper is required in making
The Jaycees feel that there is enough
waste paper in Kings Mountain
to again pack and jam a Southern
Railway boxcar, according to
President Jacob Cooper, who is urging
all citizens to cooperate ir the
PLAT AT EL BETHEL
A Christmas play, "Follow the
Star," will be presented, under the
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UIICVIIUII I'll 9< II. /*. VJWiUl III, ai
El Bethel church on Wednesday,
December 24, at five thirty o'clock.
" Began Friday;
ive Oil Items
peak business on Saturday, and
some were wondering what they'd
have left to sell on the traditional
Christmas Eve, when the latent lastminute
shoppers tried to purchase
gifts. One merchant, who felt a
month ago he had enough ties to
take care of Kings Mountain tor 12
months with no help from any other
stpre, is now wondering if he'll
have any left at all.
Sut there wltl be still gift items
on the counters.
Several firms have reported lastmtute
shipments of goods specially
designed for the Christmas trade,
and the only problem for shoppers
will be a lesk-varied seleqilon.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
ces Are Held
Dr. A. L Hill
A brief funeral service was hold
at Harris Funeral Chapel Sunday
morning at 10\iO for Dr. Abet LeCompte
Hill, 40, prominent Kings
Mountain physician who was found
dead in his home Friday morning.
Final rites were held at the home
of his sister, Mrs. Josephine Carrigan,
in Burlington, Monday morning
at 11 o'clock, with Rev. Lewis
Schenck officiating. Interment was
in Pinehill cemetery in Burlington.
Rev. L. C. Plnnix, pastor of First
Baptist church, and Rev. J. G. Winkler,
pastor of Central Methodist
church, conducted the brief rites
here Sunday morning.
Death waa attributed to a heart v
tie hau apparently wen dead fof
seven or eight hours before his wife
tried to arouse him from sleep around
He had been practicing medicine
hprp fiinrp 1934 fYPont tr\r
w -? ?*, ? ??? ! *- ?* * f t IVI lllliw
and one-half years when he served
as a captain in the U. S. Army Medical
Corps, with the 82nd airborne division.
He had previously practiced
medicine in Spindale.
A native of Rutherford county, he
was educated at Drake university,
Des Moines, Iowa, where he received
his A. B. degree in 1926. He attended
the University of. North Carolina for
two years and received his M. D. degree
in 1930 from the University of
Pennsylvania. A brilliant student of
medicine, he attained a high scholastic
rating In colleges and his ablllty
was highly regarded by medical
men throughout the area.
He is survived by his wife, the former
Miss Florine McDaniol of Kings
Mountain; a daughter, Rebecca; a
son, Karlwin; a step-daughter, Virginia
Lee Jackson; his mother, Mrs.
A. L. Hill, of Burlington; and sister,
I Christmas Story
Now when Jesus was born in
Bethlehem of Judea in the days of
Herod the king, behold there came
wise men from the east to Jerusalem.
Saying, Where is he that is
born King of the Jews; for we
bare seen his star in the east, and
i are come to worship him.
When Herod th# king had
beard these things, he was trOubled,
and all Jerusalem with him.
And when he had gathered all
the chief priests and scribes of the
people together, he demanded of
[ them where Christ should be born.
ik?. 1-S ?A- hi? ?
I nuu ihvj sum unio nun* in
| Bothlohom of Judea; for thus It
U written by tho prop hoi.
And thou Sothtebom, la tho
land of Juda. art not tho loaat a.
| mtof tho prtnooo of Judai for out
of ihoo shall eoau a Governor,
i that shall rate my poopte Israel.
Thou Herod, whoa ho hod privily
salted tho wis# man. enquired
of thorn diligently what tlmo tho
star appeal od.
And ho sont thom to Bethlehem, ?
and said, do and so arch dtttgent*
ly 'or tho ymsf child; and-whoa
ys has# found him, briny mo word
again, that I may caano and woe*
1 ship hfm also. 4
Wbon thoy had hoard tho king.
. thoy deported; and. h. tho otar,
f which ,tflny saw tn tho oast, w?nt
boforo thorn, till it (amo and stood
over whoro tho young child was.
, When thoy saw tho star. tSoy
rfjoicea witn xcctaing yifat
And when thoy worn cams Into . .
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