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MEDALS PRESENTED IN AR?
is showp. above presenting an
mei WAC. in Army Day cerenu
lookers. Master Sergeant M. D
Corps, and Mayor Pro Tern Caul
Col. Mormon McNeill, of Balei^
medals to the following Vetera
East campaign medal; Charier
Pacific; Lt Promt WalL left
T. Carpenter. Ir. local 325th C
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^ announced this week. The full
W symphony-will play In Charlotte
April 27, Shelby May 3 and In
Gastonla May 8. Kings Mountain
members5==8Tthe society are entitled
to free admission to any. of
. * the full symphony concerts on
presentation of membership cards.
ft HIGHWAY SAFETY PROGRAM
Members of the Kings Mountain
Lions club were to hear an address
by Mr. HoIIis. of the state
highway department, at the meeting
of the dlub at the high school
cafeteria Thursday night at 7
o'clock. ' .
COURT OF HONOR
Regular meeting of the Boy
Scout Court of Honor for the Kings
Mountain district Was to be held
at City Halt Thursday night at
7:45. Rev. J. W. Phillips, district
chairman, had called art executive
committee meeting immediaately
following the adjournment
of the court.
EXECUTIVES C 1MB
MemBers of the Cleveland county
Executives Club will hear Robert
Kazmayer, radio and platform
lecturer, at the dinner meeting of
the organization at Hotel Charles,
Shelby, Friday night at 7 o'clock.
He will discuss "New International
Frontiers for Americans."
L, Officers and directors of the
WfJL Kings Mountain .Merchants AssoBk'
elation will hold their regular April
meetjng at Kings Mountain
Drug Company Monday evening
at 7:15, it was anounced by Ned
McGiil, secretary. Mr. McGill said
the meeting is an important one
and urged a fulj attendance.
^ KIWANIS MEETING
Robert Aldrlch, of Greenville,
5. C., will address members of the
Kings Mountain Kiwanls club at
their April 15 meeting at the Wo/*Ma?Aa
uAnnertino 1a Bn Art.
man o viwvi avwiwiiig %v ? ? > IS
nouncement In the club bulletin.
Rev. W. L. Pressly has arranged
the program. . ; Church
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Work is ndw underway, on a new
10-room educational building for
K First Wesleyan Methodist church.
Rev. J. W. Phillips. pastor of the
1 church, said the anticipated cost of
the expansion program would be
K $8,000, and that the church hoped to
k he able to begin using the new ads'
d it ion sometime in May.
Telly Dixon is contractor on the
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IT OAT CEREMONIES ? Captain Gee
American Defense campaign medal
>nies Tuesday afternoon at City HalL !
. Rents, instructor of the 32Sth Compo
F. Mauney. both of Kings Mountain. C
jh, commanding officer of the N. C. N
ns: Ollie Harris, on Mrs. Mttcham's li
r HarrilL A static-Pacific campaign n
background, local National Guard off
omp. Gp. officer. American Defense i
j. Get your waste paper together!
The Kings Mountain-Junior Cham
her of,Commerce has scheduled anrvf
Vine urdctn nanos ninlr.im f/ir <vnn
I vine* " ttJit papci fsiK,?*"up ivi UUJ4day,
April 18, beginning at 2:00 o'clock,
and the aim, as usual, Ls 10
fill a Southern Railway Compahy
boxcar with the still-needed salvage
The?t>Ian of collection will be as
Citizens are asked to place their
paper on the curb in front of their
homes or on the porch and a crew
of Jaycees will emove it on the
Business and industrial firms, ordinarily
closed on Sundays, should
contact the club secretary Ned McGill
or President Jacob Cooper if
they have waste paper for coliection.
Arrangements will be made for pick
ing it up in advance of the collection
"There should be a lot of waste 1
pa pet," President Cooper remarked,
"for it has been several months
since a pick-up was conducted. Paper
ha* the habit of collecting fast,
and we hope everyone will clear out
hisr magazine racks, shelves, and
rtfKAr rvl 0000 U/horo uroctA honor to
|r>?tvv? ? <AVt? ?? VV? 10
AH kinds of paper are desired ?
from corrugated boxes to old newspapers
and magazines, wrapping
Bed Cross Fond
Kings Mountain's Red Cross drive
fund increased only $150.75 during
the last week with a total of $1,225.30
needed to reach the local quota <
Total raised to date is $4,186.70 according
to an announcement Thursday
by J. G. Darraoott, chairman of
the local drive.
Mr. Darraoott urged local citizens
to give now to the drive if they
haven't already done so and appealed
to everyone to aid in succeissfu!
completion of the quota assigned.
.He said contributions could be
given to him, Mrs. J. N. Gamble at
the Red Cross office at City Hall, or
to B. S. Neill.at the First National
"Several divisions still have not
reported" he said, "and I want to
urge them to rush their reports to
me immediately so we oan see
where we stand. We want to reach
our quota because we don't want
the local chapter to operate on <a cur
tailed budget It is too valuable to
Rev. Wm. H. Stender, pastor of
the St. Matthew's Lutheran church
with Aubrey Mauney, lay delegate,
attended the tngetlng of the v
- If. C. Lutheran Synod in Salisbury
Tuesday through Thursday. On
Wednesday afternoon Mr. fetendefj!
gave the ad drees at the memoria i
servloe for the Iste Rev. John D.
Mauney, D. D.
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>rg? L Morelock. of Charlotte,
to Mrs. Fay C. Mitcham. forShown
at the left are two onsite
Croup. Organised Reserve
apt. Morelock, who represented
[ilitary district, also presented
redal; Jack Crawley. Asiaticicer.
EAME medal; and Lt C.
medal.?Photo by Bundy.
Legion Will See
Movies Monday Night
Member,i of Otis D. Green Post, j
155, American Legion, will see
two motion pictures at the regular
monthly meeting to be held Monday
aight at 7:30 at City HalL
War movies furnished by the !
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will movies of th* l?4T .Wptld
S?tie>, it was agnourtoed.
Miwfcwrft being asked to note
the change in meeting night The
post has formerly met on first
Tuesdays, and in the future will
meet on second Mondays in the |
C. T. Carpenter. Jr.. has also
called a meeting of the post ath- I
letic committee immediately following
the regular meeting.
Funeral Rites Held
For Dr. A. S. Cover
Funeral rites lor Dr. A. S. Cover,
of Straasburg, Va., brother-in-low of
the late Mrs. E. A. Snenk, were held
in Straasburg Thursday afternoon,
following his deatn Tuesday.
He had been in failing health for
more than a year ana suffered a relapse
last week while Mrs. Cover
was attending Mrs. Shenk's funeral
Dr. Cover was well-known in Kings
Mountain, he and his wife having
spent several months here visiting
Harold England, 10th grade contestant
for the Davis Declamation
medal, was winner with the speech,
"The American Constitution" by
Frank E. Gannett.
On Saturday, April 3, he was one
of the six boys selected to enter the
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April 14 at Gardner-Webb college. I
Auto Wreck With]
In Enloreed Visit
A wrong road and an Intersection
wreck here Wednesday caused cancellation
of philosophical lectures at
the University of North Carolina,
and gave Kings Mountain a' distinguished
visitor for, two-days.
The visitor was Dr. B. L. Atreya,
M. A., D. Litt., head of the department
of Philosophy at Benares Hindu
university, who was accompanied
by another Indian, Ramesh Chandra,
now a labor contractor and formerly
a California exporter and importer,
and by W. M. Nichols, graduate
student at the University of
Dr. Atreya is currently on a speak
Ing tour of the United States as a
Birla visiting professor. Blrla; he
explained would probably be Rocke-'
feller or Carnegie or some other well
known philanthropic name in America,
Blria being a wealthy Indian
who haa endowed educational and
The auto accident occurred at the
Battleground avenue-King street intersection,
wiien the 1947 Ft?rd driven
by Mr. Chandra, owner of the
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Friday. April 9, 1948
01 NCEA Group
Miss Margaret Goforth, Kings
Mountain school teacher, was elected
1948-49 president of the local unit,
North Carolina Education Association
at a recent mooting of the
grOup it was announced this week.
Don Parker is out-going president.
Other officers elected were: Miss
Annie Roberts, vice-president; and
Miss Betty Hoyle, secretary. '
The new officers, along with delegates,
Miss Mitchell Williams, Mrs.
John Gamble, J. E. Huneycutt, arid
Mr. Parker, are to attend the 6ith
annual state convention of th<?
NCEA scheduled for April 15, 16,
and 17, in Asheville.
More than 2,000 teachers, principals,
and superintendents ate expected
to attend the Asheville meet
Acting President A. C. Dawson, Jr.,
Southern Pines school principal, will
preside over all general sessions
which will be held in the municipal
Among the prominent speakers to
be heard during the meeting are Dr.
W. H. Pleramons,of the State Education
Commission, Dr. E. B. Norton,
of the U. S. Office of Education, Min
na Cioither and Edward O. Blakeway,
exchange teachers from England,
New officers or the association
will be elected Saturday morning.
Candidates are: Mr. Dawson, for
president; Mrs. Lucille Allen, of
Hendersonville, for vice-president,
and Blaine Madison, of Raleigh.
The group is expected to call on
Governor Cherry for a special session
of the General Assembly in efforts
to gain an increase in pay.
Three general sessions, four major
divisional meetings, and 29 departmental
meetings wi-11 be held
according to the program, with the
convention to adjourn at noon April
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The annual drive for funds by
the North Carolina Divison, American
Cancer Society', began in Kings
Mountain this week according to an
announcement by Mrs. Jesse Kiser,
local drive chairman.
Solicitation of business firms is
now underway', Mrs. Kiser said, with
a goal "to raise all we can in Kings
Mountain to fight the vicious killer,
one that takes a ttfe every three
miutes." The drive lirto be conducted
during the entire month of April.
Goal of the state division is $200,230,
with all bu? forty percent to
remain in the state.
"Information released by the Society
states that 280,000 lives were
lost during the war at a cost of over
a million dollars a death whereas
during the same period 607,000
Americans died of cancer, with only
two million dollars spent for reserach,
not much more than $3 apiece,"
Mrs. Kiser said.
'The funds of the American Cancer
Society are constantly at work
?never idle ? and the Society's only
reserves are in the hearts of the
American people. The lives of your
loved ones may be at stake?your
contribution is needed nofw," she
added. , /
Contributions from Individuals
may be mailed to Mrs. Kiser or given
to anyone on the business solicitation
committee. Members of
the committee are Mrs. N. F. McGill,
Mrs. George M. Mauney, Mrs. J. N.
Gamble, Mrs. M. H. Bis?r, Mrs. Don
Blanton, Mrs. W. L. Ramseur, Mrs.
Paul Mauney and Mrs. H. E. Lynch.
[ntematic nal Flav
Here Of Hindu Ph
car, collided with the 1937 Plymouth
coupe owned and driven bv
Jessie W. Martin, of Kings Mountain.
Bath Mr. Martin and Dr. AtTeya
received slight injuries, the .former
receiving a cut* on the right
arm, and Dr. Atreya getting head
scratches. The automobiles received
more serious damage, and Mr. Chaft
dra paid the costs of repair and doctor's
fees for Martin.
Dr. Atreya has been in the United
Stales for two months, lecturing
in California, Arizona, Louisiana,
Texas, and other states. He had visited
Boulder Dam and the Grand
Canyon, and was continuing his lec
ture tour through the East and Middle
West. He expects to be in this
country for two more months, then
will visit Europe and South Africa.
He la lecturing on India, Rs philosophy
Dr. Atreya is a Hindu and thus a
follower of the late Mahatma Ghandl.
Asked about the recent violence
and bloodshed in India, Dr. Atreya
gave what might be a surprising
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Guard Unit Ready
1 For Enlistments
Men interested in Joining the
Kings Mountain National Guard
Company, should visit the City
Hall Friday night between 7 and
9 o'clock, according to announcement
yesterday by Capt, Humes
Houston, who will command the
Capt. Houston said Master Sergeant
Webber would be on hand
to provide information to men interested
in ioinina the unit.
Those unable to visit the City
Hall Friday night should visit the
City Hall Wednesday afternoon
from J to 5 o'clock, when the sergeant
will again be here to provide
information and accept enlistments.
Capt. Houston said it was hoped
the unit minimum quota of 20
men would be obtained within the
next two weeks.
In Talent Show
A crowd which virtually filled the
; high school auditorium a full program
of entertainment last Friday
night as Delvin Huffstetler captured
l top prize at the Lions Club Talent
Huffstetler won the judges' nod
for his rendition of an A1 Jolson im
personnation, ' Mammy," done in
j Betty Falls, soprano soloist won
! second place, and Dorothy Fulton
i won third place.
A total of 28 different entries, featuring
some 40 people, featured the
The success of the event last week
prompted the directors of the Lions
club to vote Monday night to make
the went an annual one.
Dan Huffstetler, chairman of the
arrangements committee, issued a
statement yesterday thanking the
participants in the contest, "and a J1
others who made the show a success.
"I would particularly like to thank
Joe Hedden, director of the high
school band, and the members of
the band, for their great help in arranging
the show," Mr. HuffsteUer
City Board Is
To Meet Tuesday
The city board of commissioners
will discuss possible fire limits outride
city boundaries at the regular
.monthly board meeting to be held
I at City Hall Tuesday night at 7:30.
The board is seeking a meatus to
aid out-of-city citizens with fire
The board will also consider an or
dinance for creation of a city planning
board and will discuss features
of the tentative budget for the
1948-49 fiscal year, according to an
announcement by E. C. Brandon, Jr.
KEETER HORSE WINS
Walking Broadcast, four-year-old
gelding recently purchased by
] Byron Keeter, ICings Mountain
horseman and businessman, won *
the amateur walking horse stake
at the annual Augusta horse show
last weekend,. The horse was
shown by Mayor H. Tom Fulton.
"India is quite settled." he said.
"The trouble Is on the borders."
Speaking as a Hindu, he said the
Hindus are free and do not try to
eliminate or force out other rellgtj
ous sects, whereas the trouble In ,
j Pakistan Is caused by Moslems who I
'want to force out all other setcs.
.The non-Moslems, or Hindus, many
of whom have ancestral property
holdings in the Pakistan area naturally
do not want to leave. He pointed
out that the Pakistan area is
weak In resources.
He had praise for the United States
and the American people, saying
they are uniformly friendly and
helpful. 'They do not know much
about India," he added, "bdt they
want to know?and are syihpathetic
with India's problems."
He said he la moot impressed with
the individual freedom found in the
United States. In India, there are
certain social barriers, which ha
called "discipline," that are impassable.
This 'discipline." he said, pee
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
Biers To Be
Some 150 parking meters, which
have been warehoused by the city
for several weeks awaiting agreement
of the Southern Railway for
installation on their properties ti<sd
as parking areas/are going to he installed
The city board held a special session
last week authorizing the may- <
-or to sign the Southern's right-oft' .
way agreement; which had arrived,
and C'Hy Engineer K.'.CI Brandon,
Jr., has been informed that the park'
ing meter company will have an installation
man here on April 19 to
1 begin work.
In installing the meters. Kings
(Mountain is joining many other ci
! ties, large and small, in introducing
both a revenue producer and a
| means of alleviating, if not eliminating,
the parking problem which
has constantly grown more acute.
According to agreement with the
Parking Meter Company, the city
will pay $65 for each meter, though
there is no cash outlay. The Parking
Meter Company will receive 75
percent of the 'take" from each meJ
ter for the first six months, and 50
percent thereafter until the meters
are paid for.
Tentative outline of the streets to
be metered, according to the city's
announcement in November, follows:
Mountain Street, both sides, from
Piedmont avenue to Battleground
Battleground avenue, both on the
cast side arid next to the railroad,
from Mountain to Gold street.
Railroad avenue, both on the west
side and adjoining the railroad from
Mountain to Gold streets.
Initial plans called for establishment
of a two-hour parking limit
iin the parking areas immediately
j adjacent to the railroad, with a onehour
limit at other places. A fivecent
coin will keep the motorist
safe from the clutches of the law
land the violation penalty for the
nid.Milium parhing .time aiio\v?*<i.
The meters will also accept pennies,
j and a hop-skip-and-jump motorist,
! may insert a penny or pennies.
| Among the neighboring towns 31i
ready using parking meters are Shel
I by, Gastonia, Bessemer City and
Revival To Start
Revival services will get underway
at First Wesleyan Methodist
church here on Tuesday night, April
13, and continue through April 25,
according to an announcement yesterday
by Rev. J. W. Phillips, the
Rev. E. L. Henderson, pastor o<
First Wesleyan Methodist church of
Charlotte, will deliver the sermons
each evening at 7 o'clock during the
special series, and J. M. Howard, of
High Point, song evangelist, will
lead special music during the services.
The public Is invited to attend the
Logan Buys Interest
In Bowling Center
W. B. (BUI) Logan has purchased
from Haywood Lynch an interest
in the Arcadia Bowling Center, according
to an announcement made
The business is now owned by
Mr. Logan and C. H. Houser, both of
whom will be aotivo In the man a era
merit of the recreation establish. '
Five alley* are available for bowlers
and the firm also operates a
Snack Bar, which handles soft
drinks and sandwiches. It is open
afternoons and evenings Monday
"We are going to improve our equipment
Just as fast as possible,"
Mr. Logan said, "and we shall of|
fer the best food possible at the
Snack Bar. No beer will be sold, only
The athletic committee of Otis
D. Green Post 155, The American
Legion, will meet at the City Hall
after the regular poet meeting
Monday night. Junior baseball
plams will be discussed and a full
attendance is being urged by C.
T. Carpenter, Jr., poet athletic ate...