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916 TAGS SOLD
City Clerk S. A. Crouse announced
Wednesday that the City has
? / sold 916 city automobile tags this
SERVICES AT DIXON
A series of services is now in
progress at Dixon Presbyterian
church and will continue each
night this week through Saturday
night, ending on Sunday.
The services are being conduct
ed by Rev. I. M. Ellis'of Gastonia
and the public i? invited to attend,
BUILDING PERMITS Building
permit was Issued to
First Wesleyan church last Friday
at City Hall for construction of an
education building valued at $7,000.
Permit was also issued to R.
B. Osborne, on Wednesday, for
construction of a new five room
dwelling on Wesf Mountain street,
* valuation $6,000.
AT WATEB PLANT
Robert Wright has been employed
as assistant operator at the
city water plant, it was announcced
this week. Mr Wright formerly
held this position during the
war. It was stated that Increase in
water consumption has necessitated
increased operation of the
George H. Allen. began duty
with the Kings Mountain police
department Sunday according to
an announcement by N. M. F|arr,
chief. Mr. Allen is serving in the.
department for the first time ar.d
was formerly anv automobile me
R. Mayne Albright, candidate for
governor, will be In Kings Mountain
Friday with his "Albrltht
for Governor" trailer, according
to a nannouncement from his
Legion To Sponsor
Graver Play Here
"Maid To Order", a three-act comedy,
will be presented by Grover
high school players in Central auditoriunm
next Friday night at eight
o'clock under the sponsorship of
Otis D. Greed Post 1S5, The American
The play is under direction of
Miss Dorothy McCraw and features
a cast composed of Grover high
school students. ,
' (Presented in Grover last Saturday
night, the play reported iy packed
the auditorium there with many
persons turned away because of
lack of room.
Admission will be 35 cents for
school children and 50 cents for
adults it was announced.
For Negro Vets Set
B. N. Barnes, superintendent of
city schools, announced this week
that a vocational education course
In brick-laying would begin at Dau
vidson Colored schodl Monday afterr
Mr. Barnes said tne course woujo
be open for veterans only, and that
Claude Morgan, Jr., would serve as
instructor, with Principal J. A. Gibson
supervising the instruction.
Some 15-20 veterans have express
ed Interest in the course,.which- Is
being taught under the approval of
the state department of education In
cooperation with, the Veterans Administration.
Mr. Barnes said color-,
ed veterans who wished to enroll for
the course should contact Principal
Retailers Te Close
On Easter Monday
Kings Mountain merchants will
obssrroKartsr Monday as a bollm*nt<b?*5<u!dV*M
of tho Kings Mountain Merchants
of thn asssslstira's by-law* which
wtdnoiMar sftimnn. Mar. SI. C
Set Foi Weekend
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The Kings Mountain high school
band, the girls' glee club, and four
soloists will represent the Kings
Mountain school in district music'
contests at Charlotte Friday and
The glee club and solo competition
will be held on Friday and the
band contesfc on Saturday.
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Winners of local preliminary contests
in the solo division who will
represent Kings Mountain are
Jeneane Hallman, junior high pia
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high piano solo,. Evelyn CUne, soprano
solo, and Billy Gene Amos,
baritone solo. The girls' glee club
and soloists are under direction of
Miss Mary Anne James.
Band Director Joe Hedden said the
band will participate this year in
the Class C. division, after taking
top honors in bdth district and state
in 1947 in Ahe Class D division. No
district mdchlng contests are being
held this year.
The band will play, two overtures
and a march in the district contest,
with some six bands competing in
the Class C-division. Mf. Hedden
said that contest requirements have
been raised this year due to the fact
that national contests will not be
held. Judges for the band events
will bo Earl Slocum, director of the
University of North Carolina band,
ahe following university band directors,
Earl Slocum, UNC, Alien
Bone, Duke, and James C. Phofl, Davidson.
Contestant who receive an honor
rating of one will be eligible 19 compete
in the annual state contests at
Woman's College, Greensboro, in
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i On Palm Sunday, March 21, the
I rite of confirmation will be administered
for a class of young people
who have befen attending the catechetical
class of St. Matthew's Lutheran
cjiurch for two years. The
Service of Confirmation is an ancient
rite of the Church, in which those
who are prepared for church membership
publicly confess their faith
in Christ the Saviour and promise
to serve Him with their lives.
The following are the members
of the class: Miss Ruth Jeannette
Brooks, William Charles Huffstiek't
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itrr, rrru yriiiiain xviser anu James
Ronald Lay ton.
SpKlng Weather, Caster
Speed Baying Here
With spring weather playing
hide-and-seek with the rain and
with Easter only 10 days away,
Rings Mountain merchants have
been busy the past week supplying
new Easter, wardrobes for the local
Most retailers reported a busy
weekend and anicipated a busier
one the forthcoming weekend.
Stocks are well-laden with apparel,
shoes, and other wardrobe
necessities, and several merchants
reported visits by the expressman
this week to offer more new Easterwear
selections for their customers.
In general, the customer gets a better
selection for Easter this year
than at any time since the early ;
days of Werld War IT. I
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More th i 100 Kings Mountain
area farn j will be guests of the
Kings Mountain Lions Club next
Thursday night tor the club's annual
Farmers Night banquet, one
of the feature events of the Lions
K was announced this week that
the banquet, to be held at the high
aghool cafeteria, will begin at 6:30
p. m. rather than 7 o'clock, as was
previously announced. The change
ia to avoid conflict with several East?r
week services at looal churches.
Address of the evening will be
made by C' rt Goerch, editor of The
State magazine, published at Raleigh.
Mr. Goerch, who also hasa radio
program over Station WTTF, is
a widely . known speaker and in
constant demand by civic clubs and
cither organizeHqm tor after-dinner
engagements, ftp Is a humorous
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IRed Cross F
YEAR BOOK EDITOR ? Emelvn v
Gillespie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. i
B. W. Gillespie of Kings Mountain,
and student at Salem C<ftleg% Win- i
i ston-Salem. was chosen editor-in- : t
' chief of the College yearbook. Sights
l and Insights, for next year, at elections
held last week. Miss Gillespie. !'
Junior, Is now assistant editor of 1
the yearbook. She is also president '
of the Spanish Club, of which she J
has been a member for the past '
three years. Her memberships also '
Include the Choral Ensemble for j
three years and the staff of the student
newspaper for two years.
Foi JC Presidency i
W. S. Fulton. Jr., was nominated '
to serve as 1948-49 president of the J
kings Mountain Junior Chamber of i'
Commerce according to the nomina- *
tin* cor.imittee report made at the
regular meeting of the organization ,
I at the Woman's club Tuesday night. (
Annual election of officers will be ,
| held April 16. The nominating com- ]
! mittee report was made by H. D.
McDaniel, chairman. .
Others named on the committee's 1
report were Ned McGill, for first- *
I vice-president; Joe Hedden, for sec- %
ond v?lce-president; George H. Mau- I
ney, for treasurer; Grady Howard
for secretary; Ralph Spearman, for
I sergeant-at-arms and J. B. Falls and
[Paul Walter, for directors 1
The report highlighted the busi- <
! ness after which "Meet North Caro- ?
! lina", technicolor sound movie, was (
presented by Jesse Kiser, Esso Stan- s
dard Oil Company representative. <
President Jacob Cooper presided.
Vernon Crosby, membership chairman,
welcomed Bill Jonas as a new t
! Bobbltl To Spoolc
Over Station WLTC }
Rev. C. B. Bobbitt, pastor of Mace- ^
donia Baptist church, begins on Fri- J
day of this week a twice weekly
broadcast over WLTC in Gastonla. j
Each Wednesday and Friday from
5:15 until 5:30 Rev. Bobbitt will con- J
duct a religious program over "the *
new radio station which is at 1370 j
on the radio dial. I
In making the announcement, Rev ! r
Bobbitt said, "I wish to thank all v
my friends who are making this re- I
ligious program possible and invite r
everyone to listen to these programs
which have, been planned to bring I
a gospel message." 1
Annual Fanners ^
f Night At 6:30 jj
speaker with a wide back-ground of |a
anecdotes and human interest e- I
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itwiiaiiu i/jAun, tiiaitiiiail UL Ultf *
club's arangements committee, this f
week reminded all Lions to contact r
the farmers they intend to invite to
the dinner. Me asked particularly ]
that they notify him or the club sec*
retary in event their prospective
guests could not attend. In order
thgt proper reservations might be
made. > .
A number of special guests are
also being invited to the dinner, in*
eluding the Gaston and Cleveland
county agents, agriculture teachers
of Kings Mountain area schools, and
other agricultural official*
' Other members of the arrangements
committee are Gene Patter*
I son. Otto (TMtjfr William#, George
W. Mauney, and Edwin Moore.
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s Urged .
in spite of a' Thursday piorning
eport of SI,025 in industrial gift's
rom Chairman Howard Jackson, the
Hings Mountain Red Cross fund
ampaign was still a long way from
lome on reaching its $5,412 quota.
Total gifts were $2,381.28 ? some
3.8 percent of the goal.
J. G. Darracott, chairman of the
trive, expressed confidence that the
ampaign would be successfully
rumpleted, but he again urged all
livision chairmen and campaign
vorkers to complete their-work and
nake reports as quickly as possible.
"We need to know," he said, "Just
what We have to do, for we intend
o meet the quota In full."
Reports thus far Include complete
eturns on the residential canvass,
hfe major portion of industrial
jlfts, gifts from industrial employees,
and contributions from retail
lirms. Also included in the report
s a portion of the gifts from the
x>lored division. No reports have
jeen received from Grover, and
:here is still a considerable amount
>f olean-up work to be done in the
)ther divisions, Mr. Darracott said.
"Since the Kings Mountain chapter's
quota is less than last year, we
face a greater need to meet it," the
:hairman added. "More than 69 per
:ent of the quota will remain here
n Kings Mountain to operate the
local cbapfer for home service work.
The Red Cross needs us. ana ' the
immunity needs the Red Cross."
~He asked that persons whd have
lot been solicited, and who desire
:o- make a contribution either forward
It,to him or to B. S. Neil I at the
First National Bank.
In Shelby Friday
Dave Rubinoff, internationally fanous
concert violinist, will play
:oncert at Shelby high school aulitorium
twice on Friday, a stulents'
matinee at 3 p. m. and an
' ening concert at 8 p. m., under
.ponsorship of the Shelby Junior
???amber of Commerce.
Ed Post, chairman of the commitee
on arrangements for the event,
laid a large crowd is anticipated for
Tickets for the events are on sale
n Shelby at Roberts' Men's Shop,
x>y's Men's Shop, Suttle's Drug
tore, Lee's Home and Office Sup >Iy,
the Cleveland Times and the
Shelby Dally Star.
Special A HP Easter
Services Start Tuesday
A' series of speciil Easter week
ervices will begin at Boyce Menarial
ARP church Tuesday evening
vith Rev. J. G. Winkler, Central
Methodist pastor delivering the
On Wednesday night. Rev. P. D.
atrick will preach, with Rev. L. C?
'jnnix spanking on Thyrrday night
nd Rev- W. H. Slender on Friday
Hours of service on Tuesday and
Vednesday nights will be 7:30 but
Thursday and Friday night servces
will not begin until 8 o'olock.
'urpose of the variance is to avoid
onflicts with other events, it was
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Oh Easter Sunday, Rev. J. H.
'ressly, father of Rev. W. L. i'ressly,
iRP pastor, wtlI preach at Easter
district Scout Fund
Wow Totals $1,622.19
Contributions to the King* Mountain
district Boy Scout fund totaled
SI 422.19 Thursday nsorulng,
according to a report fsom ?aul
Mr. Manned said several reports
iron solicitors ass still to bo rocoivod
end he hoped, he said, that
thsss rspsrts would pat tho fund
clooo to tho S4N go PL
A total sl WtrtM is required to
onplets the drive.
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CANDIDATE ? W. K. (Billy) Mqu- i
ney. Jr., prominent Kings Noun- \
i tain industrial and civic leader, i
announced yesterday that he j I
would be a candidate for the |
i county board of commissioners, i
j subject to the May Democratic pri- <
Service Planned ;
Rev. L. C. Pinnix, pastor of First 11
Baptist church, will deliver the Eas- j "
ter message at the annual Easter
Sunrise service at Memorial Park
in Mountain Rest cemetery, it was I
announced this week by the Minis- (
terial Association's committee on f
The service will begin at 6:30 a.'
! m., following a 15-minute concert
by the Kings Mountan high school '
Promptly at 6:30 Rev. W. L. Press
ly, ARP pastor, will give the lnvoca- |.
' ticn. A responsive reading will be |i
led by Rev. H. E, Crump, pastor of \
First Church of the Nazarene, Rev.
W. H. Stender, pastor of the Luther,
'an church wll; read the Scripture,
.land Rev. P. D. Patrick, pastor of
| First Presbyterian church, will de)
liver the Easter prayer. Rev. G. W.
i Fink, ftrace Methodist pastor, will
j pronounce the beendiction. .
I Special music will be rendered by 1
(the girls' glee club of the high 1
|school. .. |l
Aiding with the event will be Hal- ;i
bert Webb, chairman of the Kiwan- !
is club support-of-churches commit- j I
tee, who is chairman of a group to <
'arrange a preeervice breakfast for i
band members at the high school | 1
I cafeteria. J. H., Jenkins will be in \
[charge of amplifying the service, i
and Jack Hullender will direct Boy I
Scouis of the city, who will handle
traffic and parking of cars. 1
Sam Suber, cemetary superintend- J
lent, will be in charge of special flo- ,
j ral and decorative arrangements. '
( In otror. r nf rain ?? "
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j ing, the service wil be held at Centi
ral Methodist church, acording to
, an anouncement by Rev, J. G. Wink- s
I ler, chairman of the Easter service (
! committee. , jg
In Vogue Again Here )
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A periodic epidemic of check-flash |
ing is on again. | t
Latest, derails of this costly prac- j
tice (to certain merchants) is as a
follows: the check, drawn on the j
First National Bank here, is made i
payable to Kitty M. Jones, with en- 1
dorsement on the back and signed t
j by J. B. King. Of course, neither are jr
I known by the bank and the checks a
;are sent back for payment. to the j
} accommodating merchants who J a
cashed them. if:
Symphony To Pla
At School Auditorii
The Little Symphony of the North
Carolina Symphony orchestra p
will make its third annual appear- t
ance in Kings Mountain next Wed- "
nesday, with a formal evening con- r
cert at the high school auditorium v
at 8:30. t
The formal concert will follow a
free concert-clinc for children In the 1
i afternoon. 1
The orchestra, with Dr. Benjamin t
Swalin conducting, will play a S
three-part program The orchestra,
in observance of the Easter season, c
will open with it's program wKh the r
hymn, "Holy, Holy, Holy," which is ;
to be sung by the audience, and s
follow with Haydn's fotlr-part "Sym t
phony No. 94." This symphony,* In
four parts, opens with a slow move- t
ment, followed by a flowing move- t
men*, then a lively tempo minuet, a
closing with a fast crescendo. t
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Not To Seek
\V. K. Maunoy, Jr.. prominent
Kings Mountain industrialist and,
:ivte leader, announced Thursday
hat he would be a candidate (or
ounty commissioner, subject to the
day Democratic primary.
Mr. Mauney thus became the first
uindidate to offer for commissioner
n the spring's" current political
Glee A. Bridges, Kings Mountain
rierchant, and a member of the
>oard told the Herald Thursday
;hat he woujd not be a candidate for
eelection. While the political runor
mill had contemplated the
vithdrawal of Mr. Bridges^ a veter?n
of eight years service on the,,
joard," the commissioner had not
ireviotlsly made a public state
nent that he would not be a candiiate.
Mr. Mauney has many business
interests and connections and has
aeen very active in community civic
iffairs. Currently president of the
Kings Mountain Lions club, he is
also a director of the Kings Moun:ain
Junior Cnamber of Commerce
He is a member of the Woodmen of
the World and the Kings Mountain
B. T. Falls. Jr., Shelby attorney,
announced Thursday he would be .
a candidate for Cleveland county
representative in the North Carolina
House of Representative*,
subject to the May Democratic primary.
Mr. Falls served in the
House as Cleveland's representative
In the 1943-44 term. O. M
MulL present representative, has
made no statement regarding his
Wildlife Club. A Lutheran, he is a
former member of the council of St.
Matthew's Lutheran church.
A graduate of-lenoir-Rhyne college,
he was president of Gamma
Beta Chi fraternity and was business
manager of the college annual.
In the cotton textile business for
a year following his graduation, Mr.
Mauney helped to found Mauney
Hosiery Company, Inc., in 1939, and
has been actively associated in that
business, of which he is president,
since its organization. He is also
secretary-treasurer of Kings Mountain
Machine Works, president of
3herryville Sales Company, and a
Jirector of Mauney Mills, Inc., and
tfu-Way Spinning Mills of Cherry/ille.
"I shall do my best to serve my
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The Woodmen of the World will
sponsor a squafe dance for the benefit
of the Kings Mountain high
school band Friday night at the
tigh school gymnasium.
With Hamrick's String Band furnshing
the tunes, the dancing will
;et underway at 8 o'clock. Ray
imith will do the calling.
Admission is 60 cents per person,
"We are anticipating a large crowd
it the event," a WOW official said
resterday, "not only is square dancng
becoming more and more popuar,
but, with the proceeds going to
he high school band, I am sure
nore and more people will want to
"It's a good opportunity to have
i good evening's entertainment and
felp the band too," he added.
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After intermission, the second
/art of the program will include St/elius
"Valse Trieste," Mozart's
Country Ddrtce No. 1" and "Gernan
Dance No. 3'', the Slavonic
vedding fantasy "Kamarinskaya,"
y Glink, and Schilt>ert'8 'The Bee."
Part three, In lighter vein, will
nclude "Andante Cantablle," by
"schalkowsky. "Begin the Begulne*',
?y. Cole Porter, and will close with
Itrauas's waltz "The Blue Danube."
Admission will be by membership
ard in the North Carolina Symphoty
society or membership admission
/aid at the door. All members of the
ymphony society are being urged
Mrs. Paul Mauney, chairman of
he Kings Mountain chapter, said
hat hlsm berth lp renewals for-natfr
eason will be aoce|>ted foUewtag^
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