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Immodiato Trading Area 15.000
VOXmSS NO. 5
C. F. Thomasson and Grady Howard
were appointed to director
ships 6f the Kings Mountain Junior
Chamber of Commerce Tuesday
night, replacing James Houser,
who has moved to Charlotte, and
Clemonsee McDaniei, resigned.
Mr. Thomasson was also named
state director. President Jacob
Cooper designated Ralph (Frosty)
Spearman to serv e as sergeant-atarms,
and appointed W. S. Fulton,
Jr., to replace Mr. Houser on the
Mrs. Warlick, county health department
nurse, has been conducting
check-up hearing tests at Central
school this week. Children being
given the teats are those on
whom detective hearing was Indicated
in the general tests conducted
last month. Mrs. Warlick is using
Puratone testing machine do
nafpft hv tho Klnirs Mountain Iff.
Frank P. Sisk, former Kings
Mountain citizen, announced this
week sale of his half-interest in
Victory Cleaners, of Bessemer City
to J. D. (Jake) McClain, his former
partner in the business. Mr.
Sisk said the sate was effective
Directors of the Kings Mountain
Merchants Association will meet
At the Kings Mountain Drug Company
Monday evening at 7:15. It
will he the last official meeting
of the current board and a full attendance
fs being refloated. -*
- One building permit was issued
by S. A. CroUfre, city cerk, during
the past week. On Jan. 22 a per-,
mit was issued to George H. Mauney
for a "play house," off Cleveland
avenue, of Army pre-fam
construction, valued at $300.
Gets " A" Grade
Kings Mountain had one Grade
"A" cafe on the January 27 listing
of the Cleveland County Health office,
according to announcement
made Wednesday. Silver Doilaj
Grill, with a rating of 90, was in the
Also in the "A" class was Bill's
Snack Shop, at Grover, wHh 90.5
Those were two of nine county eating
places in the top class.
Other Kings Mountain area- ratings
Grade "B": Edward's Cafe, 86; Wal
fie Shop, SIS; Arcadia Bowling Cen
ter, 85.5; Piedmont Drufc Store, 83J
Trout Club, 825; Mountain Grill, 82
Waffle House. 80.
Grade "C": Mayhew's Grill, 74.5
Griffin Drug Store, 745; QualKj
Sandwich Company, 705; Mountalr
View Inn, 70; Hariem Grill (colored 1
Among cafes ordered closed until
sanitary requirements are met wai
the Blue Moon Cafe (colored), 01
On Tags And Taxes
Saturday U D-Day (or Kiagt
Ifa net a war exactly, hat deadUna
day and penaHiee awaiting
thoeg dttwu who
(1) fail to purchase ante license
(2) fall to list their taxes,
(*) fall to pay their 1M7 prop
AU these penalties can he avoid.
. ' by conforming ftp the law by tho
close of basinets at the City Hall
B. JC Crouse, etty dork, reported
yesterday sale of Mt city license
W (ate ware sold In 1MT), and
reexlndsil that the etty beard of
commissioners hat dathorlrerl .a
- fl fine on all elty motorists who
do not parch ass and display the
togs hy February 1. \ .
He alee imlndsfl that jteaalty
ox mm imiwii on ii twmt
bill* applied Fehrcniry L '
flftMKim*. City Tax Utter Clfflr'law
Carpenter and County Uittr
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March Of Dimes
An unofficial check of March of
Dimes totals raised by school chil
dren of Kings Mountain was $830.43,
according to an announcement Wed
nesday by B. N. Barnes, chairman
| of the annual drive in Kings Mouni
| The total by schools was as fol|
lows: Central, $527.80; West Elemen
j tary, $139.12; East Elementary,
$113,51; Davidson, $50,00.
j Mr. Barnes said no reports had as j
yet been received from the civic >'
club committees conducting the in- |
uusii id i ?nu Lvmtiirruitfi wucua*
I tioos in thp "March of Dollars." '
Coal of the campaign in Kings^
Mountain is 52,000. ,
| Posted in most business estab- i
! llshments and other public places J
j are the familiar March of Dimes j
;coin boxes and coins were finding ,
their way into most of them.
Funds from the campaign go to
the Infantile Paralysis Foundation,
for use in research for prevention of
polio, and treatment of stricken patients.
"Kings Mountain can ill afford to
fail to meet its quota," Mr, Barnes
said. "We all remember the summer
of 1944 when the great epidemic
spread throughout the state. Again
last summer North Carolina was
high on the list of polio states.
"The funds are needed. Kings
Mountain must do its share in the
common fight against this enemy."
While all ages are susceptible to
the disease, polio strikes children
I most frequently. - t
Legion To Meet
On Tuesday Night
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Presentation of World War H A- 1
merlcftn Defense and Victory Medals '
will feature the regular monthly 1
. meeting of Otis D. Green Pdst 155. 1
The American Legion, scheduled for (
Tuesday night at 7:30 p. m. at City 1
Medals will be presented to those j<
veterans in the Kings Mountain a* n
| rea who havfc sighed the proper re- j i
j ceipt and who are entitled to wear}
I the medals. <
J Other ARMY veterans desiring to 1 ]
i secure the two medals are requested
to bring the original copy of their h
discharge papers to the~TTiPeting. Because
the Army recruiting depart;
ment is handling the medal proces!
sing for the post at present, only veterans
who Served with the Army or
t Army Air Forces can secure their
f medals through the present source,
t Master Sergeant . Truman A. Bllllngsley.
of the Sheiby recruiting of1
flee, Is attending to details of pres
entatlon of the Medals Tuesday and
no announcement was made aa to
whether there would be a high ranking
officer here to be in charge of
' Commander John W. Gladden will
preside at the meeting.
P. D. Herndon, of Kings Moun>
tain, attended the tenth annual
' meeting of the National Cotton
1 Council of America, held at At1
lanta, Ga., laat week. Included on
the program was an addresa by
1 Gen. George Marshall, secretary of
' state. Mr. Herndon Is a former re'
gional director of the Council.
Lions Cage Tonrai
Friday Night; Lcci
Kings Mountain Independents basketball
team face the strong Monroe
VFW entry tonight (Friday) at
? 9 p. m. in the second game o f the
semi-final round of play in the
Lions club tournament. Tyner of
Shelby and North Brook are set to '
battle it out in the opener of the
double bill scheduled to get underway
The local team advanced to the
seinWinals by virtue of a close win,
to 40, over the Pirestone entry
from Gastonla. Monroe spanked
Number 3 all-stars 69 to 23 in the
second game of the Wednesday
night card that had the fans hanging
on the ropes during the entire
It was close all the way In the In?
dependents - Firestone affary, tte
"Skids" leading 28 to 22 at halftime,
Kings Mountain 35 to 33 at
I the third quarter, with the cldssy k>I
?as hMtUino a in.all deadlock with
1?b than a half-a-mlnute remaining
to edge the battler* from Gascon
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; Coal J
Betty Yam Mill j
By New Concern
VValmore Mills, Inc., expects to
begin manufacture of Turkish towels
here about February 20.
The new corporation, which has
leased the York Road building ownid
by Troy Whitehad of Charlotte,
ind formerly, by Betty Yarn Mill,,
is now installing machinery, if. C,
Moore, general manager of the new
:oncern, of Gafney, S. C., said the
firm expected to conduct a two-shift
jperation ernploying from 75 to 100
He said the cost of goods produced
would be in excess of $1,000,000
The firm is installing 95 looms'!
with Jacquard heads. However, Mr. ji
Vloore s^id the firm would begin op- ;
rations on plain weaves. He told : <
he Herald Thursday morning that! i
*^v loiti | k/a r IUOUJ i tvucgc
tennis star from Kings Mountain,
led his team in scoring with 9 points
and contributed a two-pointer during
the last 20 second drive that
puiled the game out of the fire. David
Nelll added the other pair of
last-minute counters for an evening
total of 6 points.
Bobby Manier and Bill William*
trailed Neisler with 8 points apiece.
Bill Purkey led the Qastonia five
with 10 points, followed by brother
Bob Purkey with nine.
Monroe's Johnson hit the hoops
for 22 ponts in ths 99 to 23 rout of
Number Three Township all-Stars of
Cleveland county in the second
Sme Wednesday night. Trull had
arid Presson 14 for Monroe.
In Tuesday night's two games,
North Brook took the measure of
Bessemer City's Bed Rockets 44 to
38 and Tyner of Shelby edg< d Lenoir
Bed Wings 33 to 90.
Dickie Weaver, Shelby's ace guard 1
holds fop scoring honors In Iftgj
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ibout half the looms have been initalled.
general manager of the new
manufacturing enterprise was in the
extile business for many years up |
0 1935. Since thvt time he has been.
1 warehouseman and farmer, specilizing
in growing turkeys and pearhes.
He expects, to -commute beween
Kings Mountain and Gaffiey.
rwo ' Runaways From
Florida Found Hero
Two /.un-a-.yvays from the Florida
rndust rift HSmoW tb/t Girls at Oca la, I
Kla., were picked up in Kings Mounaln
Monday on request of Mrs. Alice
O. McPherson, superintendent
>f the school according to N. M.
Parr, local chief of police.
The girls were listed as Barbara
IManton, of Deluth, Ga., ind Kings
Mountain, and Sarah Keener, Gaff- I
rtey, S. C.
Another of the group of runa-aways
was Louise Hancock, who was j
reported by the other two as having |
'stopped off at a bootleggers in ;
two girls were picked up at
the home of C. N. Hendrens Here after
receipt of a telegram from Mrs.
McPherson requesting a check of
the residence for the girts.
Miss Elolse Bridges of the school
was scheduled to arrive in Shelby
late Wednesday afternoon to re
turn the girls to Florida.
National faycee Head
Will Spook In Avoa
John Ben Shepherd, national Jaycee
president, will speak at a luncheon
meeting of the Charlotte Jaycees
on Tuesday and at a dinner
meeting of the Gaffney, S. C., Jayceea
Tuesday night, it was announced
by President Jacob Cooper of the
Mr. Cooper, said the local club
had been invited to attend both
meetings. Those who. wish to attend
should contact Mr. Cooper for full
il Team Wins
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iday. January 3d. 1948
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NEW CITT ENGINEER ? Shown a-'
bow U E. C. Brandon. Jr.. of Thorn- I
asville, who wfil arrlvt bore over
the weekend to amrne the duties of
city engineer. (Cat courtesy Thornasville
On Job Monday
E. C. Brandon,' Jr., new supervising
engineer, of, the City of Kings
Mountain, wiH arrive here Sunday
and will assume his duties on Mon- j
S. A. Crouse, city clerk, said a letter
was received this week from Mt.
Brandon, .stating that he would arrive
He will reside temporarily at the
hottte-of Mr. end "Mrs. B. S."!*eeler
until he can obtain housing accommodations
and move his family
Announcement was made by the
city last week of appointment of
Mr. Brandon. The position is a new
one for the local administration,
which will charge the new official
with responsibility of all engineering
operations, it was staled.
Mr. Brandon has been employed
with the City of Thomasville.
In making the announcement of
Mr. Brandon's appointment here, the
Thomasville Tribyne laur.ded him
as a 'civic and church leader." It
further editorially condemned the
Thomasville city commissioners for
dilatory action in delaying appointment
of Mr. Brandon as public works
superintendent of Thomasville.
Officials of the Kings Mountain
Band association announced this
week scheduling of Band Emphasis
Week for February 16-21.
Feature of the promotion will be
a concert by the Kings 'Mountain
high school band on February 19,
when the group wiii include in the
program its 1948 contest selections.
Aim of the promotion is to further
the progress of the band which was
re-organized last year and attained
marked success under the direction
of Joe Hedden, when it captured top
honors in its class for both -marching
and musical excellence.
I ,'ine Dana association, mane up or
citizens interested In the furtherance
of the band's activities, pr.rents and
band members, and others, endeavors
to aid the organization, by providing
financial and moral support,
by creating and maintaining interest
in' the organization, and by cooperating
with band officials. Membership
in the organization is open
to all citizens.
Further announcements concerning
the band and Band Emphasis
Week will be forthcoming later.
Sipes Home Totally
Destroyed By Pbt
The home ef Jake Sipes en Sims
street extension was totally destroyed
by dire Tuesday morning
about 10 o'clock.
The fire started when a defective
ell stave blew up while Mr.
upM was working m It Mr. 5lpos.
told Firs Chief Qredy King.
no fire-fighting?the location of
tho house being outside the limits
el the bono.
- The boose and furnishings Were
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Final Bites Held ?
Monday Morning I!
For Mis. McGUl
Funeral services for Mrs. Addie b
Long McGUl, 79, life long Kings k
Mountain citizen, were held Monday
morning at 11 o'clock at Boyce ?
Memorial ARP church, with the pas- Cl
tor, Rev. W. L. Pressly, officiating.
Interment was made in Bethel cemt
nrl' noar TL*^?
vifcij "cm mvuilldlll.
Mrs. McGill succumbed Saturday
morning at 6:20 at her home on f(
Mountain street. She had been ill w
for the past six weeks, and death d
was attributed to a heart attack. N
Mrs. McGill was born in the Bethel
community near here. She was the
widow of Andrew J. McGill, who
died in 1941. She was the daughter 11
of Perry R. and Melissa Lackey sl
Long. A well-known and respected 8
citizen, Mrs. McGill was a loyal and n
active member of the Boyce Memo- i"
rial church. She was for many years [ n
a teacher In the Junior department I
of the Sabath School and partlcipa- h
ted in the women's organizations of **
the church. v
Surviving are two sons, Arthur D. 5
McGill, Atlanta, Ga., and Howard H. n
McGill, of Dallas, *Texas; a daughter
Mrs. W. Kenneth Crook; of Kings ,d
[Mountain; five brothers, Charles [ n
Long, of Concord, Oscar'Long, of:
Council, and Robert Jacob and Wil- '
liam Long, of Dallas, Texas; four !
sisters, Mrs. T. A. McGill and Miss Ic
Sarah Long, both of Columbia, S. C.. j
Mrs. Ellen Long, of Gastonla, and ,sl
Mrs. A. H. Patterson, of Kings Moun ' P
tain. Also surviving are four grand-1
children and two great-grandchild- 1
Active pallbeaters were Wendell j
Phifer, L. V. Hallman, R. L. Plonk; !e
Fred W. Plonk, Charles E. Warllck, , P
and M. A. Ware. ' I rj
The body lay in state at the chur, j j"
ch for art hour prior to the services, j '
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Thirteen Cases Heatd f
In Recorders Session t!
Thirteen cases were tried In regu- c
; lar weekly session of City Record-j v
! er's court Monday afternoon at City ; t
Hall before Judge O. C. O'Farrell. h
G. M. (Dock) Mauney, for public t
drunkenness and dlsorderllness, was n
I sent to Jail for sixty days. d
i nay weaver was nnea *au ana i
\ costs for passing a worthless check. J
j John Devin Quinn was freed on t
an assault count after the plaintiff t
withdrew the warrant and paid the j r
coats. . <
Ben V. Davis, of Shelby, was fin- c
ed costs .for running a "traffic HgHt |
and Harold E. Ross was fined coats i ]
for no drivers license and ordered j.
not to drive until he secures a 11- 1
The following- Were fined costs for
public drunkenness: Melvin Proctor t
(Shelby), Henry Patterson, Ralph 1
Ware, G. C. Harris, George Melton,
Jack R. Dover, L. R. McClelland, and
Will R. Brown.
Regular, semi-monthly meeting
of Junior Chamber of Commerce
will be held at the Woman's club
building Tuesday night at 7 o'clock
it was announced by Ned McGIll, <
. secretary, ye^tc.d?y. Il
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I'olltics sliyhtly M
Rumor Mill Lists !
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It was cold In Kings Mount&in 1
during the past week, but not too 1
cold for politioal talk' in some dr- 1
cles. > i
With-the May primary Just a .hop-. '
skip-and-jump away, public activi- i
ty on the political front was atil} t
negligible, and 'many average cfti
zens, as yell as the politicians, wfre <
thinking it was time for some action. <
| In Kings Mountain, the rumor was <
out that Glee A. Bridges, for eight
yearn a county commissioner, would
not acfek re-election, but Mr. Bridges
himself was not talking, at least
for publication. v;
In the event Mr. Bridges does not
offer again, speculation concerned
at might be a candidate for thei
rd from Kings Mountain. Reported
"talking about" the matter of
ct.nJidacy" was D. L. Saunders, rfco
had brief service on-&e <sfy board
as an appointee lai4 ycifr, wfille et lief
bjidis belnp mfjrtiwned were W.
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Vo Wor d Yet
Kings Mountain has had a cold
'eek, and the prospects Thursday
torning were for a continuation of
tie frigid condition.
Citizens here, like many more who
?v. v?i uunicm pvaiiudri. dim
therwise easterly states, not only
ad to move around through ice and
now, but the many fuel oil arid
erosene users were kept constantly
usy looking for a dribble of fuel to
eep warm inside their homes.
Last week's good news that emerency
fuel allocations had been seared
for the city was still in the
getting here" stage Thursday morn
ig. Local fuel dealers reported that
ills of lading on the shipment of
te six-car allotment had not been
?ceived. Only information at hand
'as that the rail tank cars had been
ispatched early in the week from - '
orfoik, Va? for Houston, Texas. Meantime,
coal users, who__have
een in relatively good shape so
tr this winter, can look forward to
imilar treatment. Claude Harobrlht
said yesterday that he had been
otifled that 15 inches of sndw in
le coal felds.had cut down coal
lining operations and had virtualr
stopped coal shipments. He said,
e expected no more shipments "un1
it thaws," with the exception of
vo "lost" cars which he hoped to
>cate. He said his company Would
e able to accept no orders until
lore coal was received, and added
lat it would probably be the midle
of next week until more ship- ,
lerita would, be made.
Coal user# uiged to conserve
leir supplies tb avoid later disomfort.
Users of stoker coal are in better
hape. Mr. Hambright said he had
lenty of stoker coal on his yards.
While fuel was the big news of
fie cold wave, which started wtth a
ombinatlon coating of snow and
:e last Friday night, there were oth
r inconveniences. Merchants reorted
business "fro/en up," with
he exception of calls for heavy foot
rear, and manv a citizen was tellig
his friends how he slipped on
Temperatures hovered near the
reezing point all week. A midday
haw would be replaced by below reezing
cold at night and many
ar? titAVod in Mntnrlcfa
^ho got out managed pretty well on
he more traveled streets, and most
ilgltways were open by Monday. But
here were several slick spots which :
rtade back wheel spinning the orler
of the day and indicated some
uture business for tire dealers.
Weather men were not optimlsic
about an immediate change in
his area. The prediction was for
nore snow and icy rains, and the
:louds bore out this threatening preliction.
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Deadline for return of ballots in
he annual election of officers of the
Kings Mountain Merchants assodotU.
;inuun is oaiurupjr, ix was annuun:ed
yesterday by Ned McGill, secre:ary.
Mr. McGHl said a large number of
^allots had already been returned,
but he urged those who have not yet
/oted to attend to the matter at
Post card ballots for officers and
llrectors were mailed all members
cozen Too, Bnt
K. Mauney, I. M. Allen, and Joe A.
Nelsler. In connection with the mentioning
of Mrl Mauney, there was
tome question as to whether the
'senior" or "Junior" connatatlon
should be added. In some circles the
alk concerned the former mayor
and long-time city commissioner,
and in other* the talk was of W. K.
[Billy) Mauney, Jr., now president
?f the Kings Mountain Lions club.
Mr. Allen, former sheriff and a
perennial in county political talk,
was thought to be ready to'make a
>id for a commissioner post. Mr.
felsler, also a former city commtadoner,
is a member of the' district
democratic executive committee.
Another rumor-of-the-week was
httt Mayor H. Tom Fulton would be
i candiate for the rfate Houtae of Representatives.
However, Mr. Fulton
ru out-of-town and could not be
reached for a statement
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