to City Corporate Limits 6,574
Immediate Trading Area 15.000
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Stockholders of the Kings Mountain
Building & Loan Association
win noia uieir annual raeeung at
ft the office of the association next
r Thursday night at 7 o'clock, it was
announced this week by J. C. Lackey,
804 TAGS SOLD
Sale of city auto license tags
totaled 804 Wednesday afternoon,
according to an announcement by
S. A, Crouse, city clerk. This total
compares with 847 sold during ail
of last year. A fine of $5.00 has
been set by the city board for city'
automobile owners who fail to purchase
and display city tags.
CITY BOARD MEETING
Regular February meeting of the
board of city commissioners will
be held at City Hall Tuesday night
at 7:30. Agenda for themeeting had
not been announced, bdt it was expected
that a busy session would
'be conducted, due to the arrival of
E. C. Brandon, Jr., city engineer.
STREET SWEETER HERE
The Guttersntoe street sweener
purchased by the city in December
has arrived and undergone test
runs, It was announced this week.
The city is now waiting some im''
provement In the weather in order
that the new machine may be put
on regular duty.
MOtorN TO STEAK
Ray E. Brown, native of Shelby,
irfnd currently administrator of
4vospitals and clinics at the University
of Chicago, will speak on
'' "'Medical Economics" at the regular
meeting of the Cleveland County
Executives club to be held at
??otel ChaHes, Shelby. Friday
night at 7 o'clock. Reservations are
required to be In the. hands of Secretary
W. M. Ficklen by noon Friday.
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SUNDAY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE i
Following figures on Sunday
School attendance in Kings Mountain
churches were given by R. H. !
Webb, chairman of the Kiwanls '
club committee on support-ofchurches:
First Baptist, 129, St.
Matthew's Lutheran, 106, First
Presbyterian, 104, Central Methodist,
104, Boyce Memorial ARP, 81.
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DAY OF PRAYER
Kings Mountain merchants are
being asked to close their businesses
from noon to 1 p. m. February
13, in order to allow their employees
to attend the annual World
Day of Prayer service which will
he held at that hour at Central
SET SQUARE DANCE
The Kings Mountain Kiwanls
club has scheduled another of its
series of square dances for' the
high school gymnasium Friday
night, Febraury 13th. Further announcements
concerning the event
will be made next week, according
to John L. McGill, president.
The G, M. (Dock) Mauney listail
im 1/isi tirAalr's imv
public drunkenness and disorderliness
was not J. E. (Doc) Manner,
prominent Kings Mountain businessman
and lay leader of the
Grace Methodist church.
Gifts Over $2,000
Members of First Presbyterian
church contributed more than $3,000
in cash at morning services Sunday
against a quota of $4,000 in the Ideal
church's part of a 94,000.000 iorelgn
mission campaign for the rebuilding
of churches, schools, and
hospttala destroyed during World
Principal goal of the local church
la to rebuild a church in Japan.
Church commltte in charge of the
campaign includes Dr. P. O. Padgett,
R. H. Webb, S. S. Weir, Jr., Mrs.
W B. Thomson and Ralph Northcutt
- A spokesman for the committee
expressed itself as quite encouraged
- over the initial contributions on Sunday
and stated confidence that the
full amount wopld be given.
The special campaign is over and i
above the regular foreign mission |
program of the church.
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AUTO DEALER ? Warren E. Reynolds,
owner of Reynolds Motors,
' has been appointed Dodge-Plymouth 1
; dealer in Kings Mountain. Mr. Reynolds
has announced that the firm
will hold a formal showing of the j
cars Saturday. j i
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Reynolds Motors has been ap: ,
j pointed Dodge-Plymouth agency in , t
Kings Mountain and will hold its;^
formal opening Saturday, it was an- ^
nounced this week by Warren Reynolds,
Reynolds Motors, which has been '
operated as a service establishment '
and used car sales business for the t
past several months, will succeed I
p & nr xr/^A?o ?o inAni on.
v> *?*. AVAvhx/ao ao iwai i/VUgcTi/T
mouth dealer, for both passenger
cars and trucks.
Officials of R. & M. Motors an- I
nounced they had sold their supply ! 1
of parts and other equipment to Rey I
nolds Motors and were closing this
' business. This firm has been operated
"by J. B. Rowland and Wiley H. J
The Reynolds firm occupies a new
50 x 100 feet brick building oomple-.
I ted last May. It has an ample show
[ room, and large service department f
| in the back. The architecture, is of
I modernistic design with curved
cornices. C. T. Bennett Construction ?
company was. general contractor. )
I Mr.-.Reynolds announced that Fred 1
A. Dixon would be assistant manager
of the firm, with E. R. Simmons
as shop foreman, and Russell Smith.
Ted Beam and James Dover, as me- !~
"We shall offer complete service
and parts for Dodge and Plymouth !
cars and trucks," Mr. Reynolds said. c
"We are indeed happy to be able j
to announce our appointment asi
Dodge-Plymouth agency in Kings v
Mountain, and we look forward to n
serving the public with these fine i<
"We have no guarantee, or prom- ii
ise, of the number of automobiles we ! ii
shalT receive for sale during 1948,
but we have high hopes that the s
quota of cars for Kings Mountain j,
will not only be Increased, but that jj
further increased production wllf c
soon eliminate the shortage of au- p
Mr. Reyonlds extended an invitation
to the public to visit his estab- 1
Hshment on Saturday to inspect the I v
new cars on display and to inspect u
the facilities of the plant. ' a
Annual Banquet, Se
Boy Scout Week (
capacity crowd of Scouts, Scout- 1
ers, and honor guests is anticipated 1
for the annual banquet of the Kings
Mountain Boy Scout district to be
held at the Woman's Club at seven
o'clock Tuesday night.
Address of the evening will be delivered
hy Dr. Phil Elliott, president
of Gardner - Webb college at Boiling
Springs, and the meeting will
also feature election of officers for
the forthcoming year and reports on
the past pear's activities.
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Following is the program as an- '
rrounced this week by Yf. L. Plonk
district president: . :
Song: "America"??. C. McClain.
Invocation?"Rev. P. D. Patrick.
Pledge to tf?e Flag?Led by Ben 1
Gold, Scoutmaster, Gfover troop.
Recognition of Honor Guests and '
Finance committee report ? Paul <
Mauney., .// , I
First Aid Demonstration ? Group 1
of Scouts. <
Scout Playlet--Eagle Scouts Cha* ?
lea Blanton and Garland Still.
Introduction ct Speaker*?R. M. I
Schlele, Piedmont Council executive.
Address?Dr. Phil Klliott.
Song "Odd Bless America"?E C. p
McClain. leader. '"/ -4
ScoUt Benediction?led by Buck c
Tickets for the event are on sale C
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Kings Mountain. N. C.. F
Joe Lee Woodward
To Head Merchants
For Coming Year
Joe Lee Woodward, well-known
Kings Mountain business man and
proprietor of Woodward's, sporting
goods and men's wear firm, was elected
president of the Kings Mountain
Merchants Association for the
year 1948-49, according to results of
the association's annual balloting
announced this weekMr.
Woodward poLled 22 votes to
17 for Harold Coggins, manager ol
Kings Mountain Furniture Company.
Mr. Coggins wilt serve as vice-president
for the coming year.
New directors elected arc E. E.
Marlowe, W. G. Grantham, Sam
Weir and Hilton Ruth.
Holdover directors will be C. F,
Thoinasson, Wilson Crawford, Mar-,
ioti Phifer. E. C. McClain and J, W.
MlltO) Milam, ex officio.
Mr. Woodward will succeed Mr.
Hilam as president. Retiring direcors
are J. L. McGill, J. B. Keeter, B.
>. Neill, O. W. Myers, and Martin
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me wings mountain nign scnooi
>and needs about $4,000?to build
tself into a properly-equipped 100>iece
This was the word of officials of
he Kings Mountain Band associaion
this week, as it further plans
or the observance of Band Empha- |
is week 'February 16-21.
Needs'of the band were listed as J
1. peplacement of two large Sous- i
iphones, $500 to $600 each.
3. One bass drum stand, $25.
4. One Baritone saxophone, $300. j
5. Replacement of one oboe, $350 i
6. Bringing musical library up-to- i
late, $100?$150. j
7. Band uniforms, 3Q to 40 at $60^
Feature of Band Emphasis week
fill be a public concert on the eveing
of February 19. Among the seections
to be played will be contest
lumbers which the band will play,
n district and state contests durrig
March and April.
'The people of K1ng? Mountain
hould jally behind the band and
st the children know that we aprecate
what they are doing to help our
omunity," said E. C. McClain, band
Other asoclation oficers are J. H.
'atterson.president, W. G. Grantham
ice-president, B. N. Barnes, treas- j
irer, and Mrs. Paul Mauney, secret- j
try. : rmon
Iflorch Of Dimes
3rive $300 Short
Kings Mountain contribution to !
the March of Dimes totaled $1,700
this week, according to cm an- |
nouncement by B. N. Barnes, chair- j
This left Kings Mountain $300 1
short of its $2,000 quota.
Solicitation committees aru still j
at work. Mr. Barnes said, and he
urged dtiseas who have not made j
contributions to see a member of
the committee or forward their
contributions in him
Regular meeting of the Kings
/fountain Junior Chamber of Commerce
was held at the Woman's
:iub Tuesday night, with the pro*
tram featured by a true-false: spellng
and Identification contest conlucted
by W. B. Logan, program
J. D. Long, Martin Harmon and
larold Plonk won prizes for highest
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>ort on the Charlotte address of
ohn Ben Shepherd, national Jayee
president, and Vernon Crosby,
nemberahip chairman welcomed
Carles Alexander and Furman-WUon
as new members.
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SHORTLY AFTER TRAIN HIT BUS !
wreckage oi the Kings Mountain Bus
Mountain street rail crossing and wa
bound Number 34 at around 2:55 p. m
sleet storm. The vehicle was carried u
ed on the east bank of the cut. Th? tr<
layed around 45 minutes while railro
Huffstickler and Wilbur Aker. local bi
relieve a bus that had frozen up on tli
a regular scheduled route at the time
er. of Greenville, S. C~ said the dleseling
20 miles per hour when it struck
Kings Mountain man and now a reel
of the train. Many Saturday shoppers
crowd gathered despite the bad weatl
north up the east side of the tracks as
the train. (Photo by TUBMAN WILSO
Efforts For County
The Kings Mountain Ministerial'i
association, in a called meeting Wed
nesday voted unanimously to sup- ]
port the county-wide effort to call a
vote on the legality of selling ?jine
and beer and launched plans to distribute
petitions calling for a vote:
The.AStteu followed a .county -wida
meeting of ministerial and lay leaders
in Shelby Monday setting the
plans in motion.
According to the law, petition of
15 percent of the registered voters
in the 1946 election is required to authorize
the county commissioners to
call a vote on the question.
Attending the meeting from Kings
Mountain were Rev. L. C. Pinnix,'
pastor of First Baptist church, and j
Rev. G, W. Fink, pastor of Grace Me- i
thodist church, as well as several
Rev. W. L. Pressly, president of .
the Kings Mountain Ministerial as- t
sociation, said the petitions are be- ]'
ing readied for distribution by the . J
Aim of the county-wide group is ij
to complete their work in order that
a vote might be held on March 29.
! The petitions read:.
'To the Cleveland County Board (
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"We, the undersigned, respecfuliy
petition that an election be held in ]
and for Cleveland County pursuant i
to HB 1051, Chapter 1084 of Laws of |
North Carolina, Session 1947, on the
question of the legal sale of both
wine and beer In Cleveland County.
Each petitioner for himself or herself
certifies that he or she is a duly ,
registered voter of Cleveland County
and resides In the precinct above
stated." , .
Home B & L
Stockholders of the Homo Building
and Loan association re-elected all j
directors at the 25th annual meeting '
held at City Hall last Thursday)
night, after the stockholders had
heard rerporta showing the association's
assets had increased more
than $83,000 during the year 1947..
Directors of the organization,
meeting immediately following the
stqkholders' meeting, re-elected all
Reports given by A. H. Patterson,
secretary - treasurer, showed that
the association closed out 1947 with
1,229 members who have savings or
Investments in the association and
that the association helped 169 families
i.i the vlclnitv to overcome the
The year 1947 was one of the most
productive lit the 25-year history of
the aaeoctation, Mr. Patterson said,
showing a 12 percent gaih.
Assets of the association at the
end of 1947 totaled $683,892.05, Including
$530,176.98 in mortgage
loans, an increase of $100,290.74. Total
loans of the institution during
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SATURDAY?Shown above is the 1
company city bus that stalled on the
s hit by Southern Railway's norths
. Saturday afternoon during a heavy
P the tracks some 50 yards and land
Jin, also shown in the photo, was ae-i
ad workmen cleared the track. Paul (
is drivers, were taking the vehicle to ,
is Shelby highway and it was not on
of the accident. Engineer A. P. Bookpowered
passenger train was travel-'
the bus. Ben ft. Wllliford, former.
dent of Atlanta, Ga~ was conductor
i witnessed the collision and a large ,
1ST. View of the wreckage is looking i
id shows the side of the bus hit by
N, Bundy Studio.)
Tax Lifting Deadline
Extended One Week
Due to the inclement weather of
last weekend, both county and
pijy boards Qf commissioners have j
extended the deadline for- annual
tear listing to the close of business j
Saturday, February .7, it was an- '
nm pvttwiiuci vi iuc iiiiii ait: *?. t
McGinn Is, Jr., George Allen, Roy
Ramey, and Furman Rajney.
PATTERSON IN NAVT
Herman Klnsey Patterson, of
Kings Mountain, has enlisted in
the V. S. Navy and has been sent
to Great Lakes, 111., for recruit
training, acocrdlng to an announcement
this week fro mthe. Navy
Recruiting office at Spartanburg.
It was announced that a represen- tatlve
from the office at Spartanburg.
It was announced that a representative
from the office would
be at the Kings Mountain postofflee
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Citizens who had ??ot listed or |
who have not listed therefore have
until Saturday to complete the lhitin
task. V j(
City Lister Clarence E. Carpenter
and County Lister B. D. Ratter- j
ree will be at the City Hall the re- j
mainder of the week. Persons who :
have not listed by Saturday will
be subject to statutory penalties |'
for late listing.
McGinnis Garage ;
In New Location !
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J. Tracy McGinnis, for 36 years 1- !
lentified with the automobile repair
business in Kings Mountain, an- jj
bounced- this week opening of J.
rracy McGinnis and Son Garage in '
the new brick building off the Vork
Mr. McGinnis, who for the past
'our years has been operating his
lirm as Tracy McGinnis Garage on
Battleground avenue, said he is ex- ,
panding his business to include sale
>f parts and accessories in addition
to all kinds of automotive work.
The new brick building occupied ,
by the firm is 60 by 106 feet and located
behi/id Thomasson Builders' .
Supply. It Is equipped with a modern
arrangement for storage of parts 1
with a second-deck office.
"We are glad tr? announce our
new location."- Mr. McGinnis said,
for we will now have sufficient
space to adequately handle all typ-J.
?s of automotive repair, including 1
radiator work, all types of welding,?
body work, metal work, painting, j.
and, in short, anything to he found I
In a good garage in the way of parts ,
and repairs." . j . . I.
Mr. McGinnis said that he expects
to inaugurate 24-hour per day service,
six days per week, in the near
In addition to Mr. McGinnis, othtar
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
In Mine Axeas
With the weather still flirting
with low temperature' levels, and
with Old Man Groundhog holed in
again after seeing his shadow,
Kings Mountain citizens continued
to survey the fuel situation this
week with some ' tr and trembling.
Latest worriers* Were the coal' us- /
Claude Hambright. Kings Mountain
coal dealer, said Wednesday
"the situation is bad." He added that
word from the coal mines was that
operations were negligible, if not 4
altogether suspended, due to the
heavy snow and ice , in (hose
areas, and .they. reported, he said,
there was no hope for bettering- the .
situation until "it thaws out."
Meantime, his last supplies of coal
hdd virtually been exhausted and
no orders Were being accepted.
There was some Utile movement of
coal out of the yard by the sackfuls,
hut that was all, as far as so-called
grate coal was concerned. vfi
Users of stoker coal were still in
good shape, and Mr. Hambright pro
nounced his supply of this kind of
coal as "adequate."
Fuel oil and kerosene users were
breathing a lHtle easier.
The emergency shipment of kerosene
contracted for two weeks ago
arrived Thursday afternoon.
Five tank cars were consigned to
Local Dealers I. p. Patterson and
Fred W. Plonk for a total of 50,000
gallons. The dealers hoped that this
emergency shipment would put
them "over the hump" for the current
Price of the emergency shipment
had not been set Thursday afternoon,
pending receipt of freight char
ges. The dealers said the price would
be higher than market. but that
they would sell it at cost.
John A. Fisher, well-known Kings.
MoUnlain business man. announced
this week his purchase of Logan Dry
Cleaners-and said If would "ire-open
Friday under the trade -name of J.
A. Fisher and Son t'jeaners.
The establishment, located on
Mountain street, has been closed
Ihis week, for repainting and genom
Mr. Fisher said the business would
be managed by his son, David Fish- ,
He said the firm would specialize
in quality work and prompt service,
would do alterations', and would operate
a pick-up and delivery service.
"We look forward to serving the
people of Kings Mountain in the dry .
cleaning field,:' Mr. Fisher said,
"and our aim shall be to render the
best of service and best quality
work." " . *
Mr. Fisher is proprietor of Mountain
Grill and has for many years
operated a business In Kings Mountain.
Annual employer - employee banquet
of the Kings Mountain Merchants
association will be held at
the Woman's Club Tuesday night,
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Nineties quartet of Charlotte to feature
an entertainment program, it
was announced this week by Hilton
Ruth, chairman of the association's
committee on arrangements. ' ^
The popular Charlotte entertainers,
who appeared here last year av
the Lions cluh Ladies' night banquet
will render a full 30-minute program
Mr. Ruth said.
The meeting will also feature instala
t ion of officers for the forthcom
ing year, a prize drawing for the ladies,
and other events.
Tickets for the event, at $150 each , .
will go on sale In the near future, *
and Mr. Ruth urged association
members to determine as quickly as
possible the number of tickets they
will require, due to the limited capacity
of the club.
Mrs. C. D. Ware will serve the dinner.
Building permits issued by City
Clerk S. A. Crous last week included:
Feb 3?T. N. Harmon, installation
of bath to Falls house
on Battleground avenue, $500; and
Ian. 31?E. M. Bridges, construct *
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