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JIU1LDING PERMITS ,
One building permit was issued
at Gity Hall during the pasfVeek. ,
J. P. Todd was Issued permit-lor
construction of a new three-room |
dwelling on Stone street, cost
t GUARD RECRUITING
Capt. Humes Houston said this
week that local unit officers of
the Kings Mountain National
Guard company wiil be at the
City Hall Friday night from 7 to.
9 o'clock to receive enlistments in .
the company. He said several places
in tne guard organization are
still open. ,
SCOUT DISTRICT MEETING
A meeting of committeemen,
troop executive committeemen,
scoutmaster, and a-ssistant-scout.masters
will be held at the Old
Mill clubhouse Tuesday at 7 p. m.
according to an announcement by
Kev. J. vV. Phillips, chairman of
the Kings Mountain District. Dinner
will be served.
Lindsay McMackin, Joint owner
of M & M Service Station at the
corner of York road and King
street, announced this week sate
of his interest in the 'business to
Vernon Crosby, well-known Kings
Mountain man who has been associated
with Velma-Craft Mills,
- Inc. Gene McCarter is retaining his
interest in the business.
POSTAL RECEIPTS DP
Postal receipts here ior tne month
of March were up 13.8 percent
over March 1947, according to announcement
by Postmaster W. E.
Btakely. Total receipts lor March
were $8,554.48, as compared with
- $7,383.10 for March 194 7.
PENLAND HERE ,
\ Commander Joe Pemand, USN,
/ well-known Kings Mountain na1
val flying officer, is spending a
leave visiting his parents here, j
Comm. Pertland is now training
officer at Whiting Field, Pensaco
The Jaycee waste paper pick-up
Sunday was the most successful
yet conducted, according to announcement
made this week by
President Jacob Cooper. He said }
weight reports had hot yet
been received, but that the quantity
of paper collected exceeded
that of all previous drives.
Ned McGill, secretary of the
Merchants Association, who has
been confined to his home due to
illness this week, was reported ,-|
improved Thursday morning.
AMOS IN CONTEST
Billy Gene Amos, baritone soloist,
was given a rating of III in
annual state music contests at
Woman's College, Greensboro,
Wednesday. Pauline Mauney, pianist,
was to participate i n the
piano contests Thursday after
John Fisher announced this week
sale of J. A. Fisher & Son dleaners
to Haskell Boheler, the transaction
being effective on Monday.
8 Mr. Fisher had piuchaped the busV
iness several weeks agb from W.
Lawrence Logan. Purchase price
. was not announced.
BLANTON CASE ARREST
Mrs. Albert Brooks, wife of the I
Chattanooga, Tenn., cab- driver, 1
charged with the murder of Hugh
r. Blanton of Forest City, brother of
C. D. Blanton of Kings Mountain,
was arrested in connection with
the killing by Georgia state po>lice
this week, according to' information
Central high school Mountaineers
will go after their first win of the
season Friday night in City Stadium
taking on the strong Llneolnton
high school team 4ft 7 o'clock.
It wfll be the first meeting of the
two Western high school conference
baseball teams this season.
Biggest tumrOut of fans this season
is predicted for the Mountaineers
first night battle. No starting
pitcher has been announced by John
ttudislll. Central coach. Either Don
Ellison or Bill Caldwell is expected
to get the starting spot.
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Dudley To Speak}
Charley Dudley, secretary of the
Charlotte Merchants association will
address a general membership meet
ing of the Kings Mountain Merchants
Association to be held Monday
night at 7:30 at City Hall.
\ Mr. Dudley*is a highly-regarded
association executive, according to
or* nhnnfmnonmsnt K*?
i a<t aiiiiuuiivciiicui u ? ucviciai j ncu
McGJU pf the Kings Mountain association,
and he Is urging a full
attendance at the meeting, not only
by merchants who are members of
the association.vbut other merchants
professional men and Interested cit- [
Purpose of the meeting to to discuss
organizational plans for the :
E. C. .(Red) McClain is in charge ,
of arrangements for the meeting.
"We are particularly anxious for
a large attendance at the Monday A
night meeting," Mr. McClain said. 1
"Several important questions rela- ting
to operation of the association
here and the expansion of its ac- '
tivitles will be discussed. They are J
matters of considerable importance,
not only to merchants but to all cit- \ p
izens interested in the welfare of g
Kings Mountain." j u
Meters May Be "
In Use May 1 *
rreparauons are underway tor tne u
installation of parking meters on j^
the principal streets of the business i
section of the city, and actual in- E
stallation of the meters is expected
to begin Monday. ^ lc
City officials anticipate possibili- e
Jy of beginning use of the meters a- H
round May 1, according to; an an- C
riouncembnt by E. C. Brandon, city L
City street department employees *5
have been busy the past week build 9
ing a curb on the East side of the ?
railroad to provide a resting place *1
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Ms tne nmsn^,
The ordinance providing for the
meters, passed last week, is offici- <
ally published today and provides: ^
(1) .An over-parking fine of $1.00.
(2) A fine of $50 and ?or imprisonrnent
of 30 days for inserting
slugs in the meters in place of coins. ~
(3) A similar fine for damaging
The ordinance also provides for
installation of meters, on the streets g
previously mentioned into the ten- jj
tative plan. They wili.be set up as
Mountain Street, both- sides, from j
Piedmont avenue to Battleground r
avenue. - a
Battleground avenue, both on the ei
east side and next to the railroad, n
from Mountain to Gold street. * j*
Railroad avenue, both on the west
side and adjoining the railroad from it
Mountain to Gold streets. D
Cherokee street, west side (no ?<
parking Is allowed on cast side.)
Plans ctfll for establishment of a ?
two-hour parking limit in the park
ing areas immediately adjacent to t<
the railroad, with a one-hour limit B
at other places. A five-cent coin will A
keep the motorist safe from the clutches
of the law and the violation o
penalty -for the maximum parking ?
time allowed. The meters will also
accept pennies, and a hop-skip-andr c'
Jump motorist, may Insert a penny E
Juniors Must *
Report Saturday 1
All candidates eligible for the '
Kings Mountain American Legion <
Junior baseball team are re- ,
quested . to report to the high
school ball pah Saturday morning
at 9 a. m. In case of rain the
drill will be held In the high * '
school gymnasium. \
Only boys hern in 1031 or there- J
after are eligible to participate In
The Kings Mountain area covers J
Central high school. Bethware high
school, Waco high schooL and' 1
Qrover high school and prospec- I
tlve players from the feus schools >
are urged to be dh hand 'for the
drill Saturday. K
Internet among the prospective e|
players, and a large turnout at the y
session Saturday will undoubtedly ^
be the go-ahead signal fee a team ^
here this summer. ol
Many Kings Mountain businessmen
have indicated financial ol
and moral support *et a team, pro- t!
vided the beys who will play straw J q
thiM want 6 team here. C
Twelve players from the 1S47
team are eligible again this year. A
With many good prospects await- H
ing a chance to compete for the J
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Kings Mountain. N. C~ I
Manning Body May 1
lo Named On Friday
The city board ol commission- * '
rs will moot in special session at
7:30 Friday night at the City Hall
foi *?? purpose of naming the
r.ar - .y planning board which
will serve as an advisory body to
aid in planning for the growth and ' r.
development of the city. 1 ti
The city board passed the ordi- ; t]
nance setting up the planning p
board at its April meeting.
According to provisions of the ! j;
ordinance, the duties of the board n
shall be to make recommendations
for board action on all mat- $
tors pertaining to the welfare of
the city. The members of the j
board will not be paid for their '
i i - d
services. 1 p
Two members will be appointed b
for three-year terms, two for two.
year terms and one for one-year.
After the initial appointments, future
appointments will be made
for three years, except in filling
County Political j;
Races Are Set
Cleveland County's biennial po- "
itical campaign was formally set
aturday afternoon at 6 o'clock, P
rtth no particularly exciting lastlinute
changes in the list of can- u
Last-minute filers included a
hree-man Republican slate for w
ounty commissioner posts, but, this g
fas not considered too important
ince Democrats have been rolling ?
p a big majority in the county for.
ecades. ; P
Principal races of interest in the ^
emocratic primary, outside the
tate' battling, will be for county b
ommissioners, where W. K. Maun- T
y, Jr., of Kings Mountain, Dr. S. S. ^
.oyster, of Shelby, A. C. Brackett, of P
asar, and Henry McKlnney, of II
awndale, are running for the three h
omlnations available; the regis- i
ff of deeds contest, with Griffin P. tc
mlth and Dan W. Moore contesting >1
nd the race for state representa-ic
ive, sought by Glee A. Bridges, '
:ings Mountain, and B. T. Falls, Jr. J
The candidates for the county ! _
oard of education have no opposi- 1
on and thus Will be certified as "
Number 4 township has a constate
contest for both Democratic and ^
epublican nominations. d,
Seeking the Democratic nomina- C)
on are Incumbent Will Blackburn
nd Warren G. Ellison, While Ervin
llison and A. B. Jones are contesttg
for the Republican nomination."
Four men filed for the Democratic r?
ominations for justice of the peace, i bey
are J- Leo Roberts and 'B. D. , u
iatterree. both present magistrates,
nd Floyd Williams and L. B. Turn- W
r. Since the township is allowed E
ine magistrates, all will be certifi- ?
d as nominees. |P
D. R. S. Fra/.ier, Shelby engineer, |
\ the unoposed candidate for the \
emocratic nomination for cpunty
The three Republicans who will j
ppose the 3 successful campaign-. di
rs for the Democratic nominations ' ^
>r county commissioner are C. A. c,
rattain, C. M. Morrison and Ellis j
.. Hoyle. K
Senator Lee B. Weathers was un- } _
pposed for re-election to the state g
tnate. . . n
Total number of candidates for
ounty offices is 45, including 37 emocrats,
eight Republicans. '
The primaries will be held on 1
levival Scheduled g
It Second Wesleyan ?
Revival services will begin at
Second Wesleyah church on Sun- . f(
^ay and ct otiniie through May 2, p
according to an announcement by
Rev. Jessie Hinson, the pastor. a
Rev. Johnnie Pruitt will conduct F
he services and Horace Bowers ^
sill lead the singing. The public c]
? invited, v I
f 4 ,.i -?:
laycees Elect Foltt
Poi Coming Year;
W. S. Fulton, Jr., yrell-known <1
lngs Mountain business man, was ai
ected president of the Kings
lountain Junior Chamber of Com- p
lerCe for the forthcoming year ?*t e,
ie Tuesday nlgfrt meetlne of the *f,
rganizatlon. , ja
Mr. Fulton, along with other new
ffleers named, will be installed at sl
ie organization's Ladies Night b?m s.
net May 4. He will succeed Jacob
ooper as president
Qther officers elected were: Ned
. McGill, first vke president; Joe
edden, second" vice president;
imes c. McKinnty, treasurer; Gra- ti
y Howard, secretary; and Ralph c<
riday. April 23. 1948
led Cross Fund
ro Reach Quota
On the theory it's better late than i
ever, .Red Cross officials are con-.!
Inuing to work this week to reach j
heir goal in the annual fund earn- ;
They are working to obtain the |
ast hard and hard-to-get dollars
leaded to put the campaign over
the top.,Amount needed Is exactly.
Kings Mountain chapter officials,
ncluding President John L. McGill
nd Fund Chairman J. G. Darracott,onferred
this week with \V. D. Direll.
Atlanta Regional office gen- j
Red Cross Fund
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AMOUNT NEEDED .. . 526.43
ral field representajlvc. and they I
re hopeful that the'campaign will j
?e completed successfully, thus mn.
Inuing Kings Mountain's record of
nnually meeting its Red Cross
Mr. Dibrell pointed out that the
tore-strained international relaions
indicate a need for Red Cross
reparation for any eventuality. ,
It was also pointed out that volntary
enlistments in the armed
ervices will Increase considerably
le need for home service work,
rhich will be handled directly throu ;
h the Kings Mountain office.
Kings Mountain's 1948 quota was
ome 5800 less than the 1947 figure.
Of the total of $5,412, almost 70
ereent is ear-marked for the Kings
fountain chapter's at-home work.
"We need this $526. and need it
adly," Chairman Darracott said
hursday, ''in order that the Kings
lountain chapter can function proerly
and render its full service.
! you haven't given, please let us
ave your donation."
Contributions should be turned in
> the chairman, B. S. Neill, treasur- I
r, or to Mrs. J. N. Gamble, Red 4
lancer Fond Drivef
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iow i oiais mis
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A total' of $319 had been raised
Wednesday in the Kings Mountain
rive for funds to fight cancer acarding
to an announcement bv Mrs.
?ssie Riser, chairman of the camaign.
Included in the report was S55.13
tised by five high school girls in
te downtown business district Satrday.
Young ladies who participated in
te Saturday solicitation included
velyn Cline, Shirley Falls, Joyce
iser, Christine Myers, and Iris
No goal has been set for the Kings
fountain drive but a state quota of
200,230 hag been set for the North i i
arolina drivel j-i
Funds raised through the adnual
rive are used in cancer research,'
rvice, and education in efforts to
tirb the dread disease.
The drive ends here April 30, Mrs. i
iser said, and everyone who has
ot given is asked to do so now.
he urged campaign workers to get
ports in as early as possible.
Jirls Glee Cl-b
'o Attend Festival
The Kings Mountain high school
iris' glee club, under the direction
f Miss Mary Anne James, will take
art Monday night in the Cleveland
aunty music festival, to be held at
helby high school auditorium and
maturing glee clubs from nine
The music festival has b<>f?n ?n
n nvia I cveni for a number of years, . !
ollowing individual group perforlancet,
Dr. Morrisett, of Gardner-I
febb college, will direct the glee
lubs in group numbers.
The program will begin at 8:15.
frosty) Spearman, sergrant-at*
Diie-nors elected were .1. B. Mill,
atM Worker sntf BI'.J Pag *. H?- dov- <
' directors are Marriott I*h
'right, Jr., W. n. Mb mry. ./>
toob Cooper, f.k ofiT-i
The group, in rn? bu *u. -?eson,
also heard reports on last
tinday's waste paper pick-up, the j
rogress of the current movement !
>r a hotel, and on ladles' night artngements.
C. F. Thomaason waa appointed to
present the group on the hotel
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To Open He
FINAL INTERMENT ? Military
rites for S-Sgt. David Homer Barber, i
killed in action in France, will be
held Sunday afternoon at 2:30. The
rites will be held at Bethlehem Bapt.st
For War Hero
Military services will be conducted
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock ;
at Bethlehem Bapt'.t* church for
Staff Sergeant Davto Homer Barber,
21, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Carroll
Barber, of Charlotte, formerly of
Kings Mountain. Sgt. Barber was
killed in action at Balfour Gap, 1
France, on Dec. 2, 1944.
Rev. T. W. Fogleman of Bethlehem
Baptist church and Rev. George L.
Riddle, former 82nd Airbone Divis- ^
Members of the American Legion
and VTW are requested to be
at Harris Funeral heme at 1:30 e''clock
Sunday. All members are
TflOllifltid to WAftr r#m? nnH sinl.
ion chaplain, oj CherryvWle, will officiate.
The body arrived in Kings |
Mountain Wednesday and will remain
at Harris Funeral home until
the time of the services.
Members of the Shelby National 1
Guard company and of the Kings
Mountain American Legion and '
VFW will assist with the military
At the time of his death, Sgt. Bar- |
ber was a member of Co. C? 30th
Infantry Regiment, 3rd division. He
enlisted Dec. 2, 1939, and served for
some time in the Canal Zone. Hb (
went overseas Dec. 23, 1943, and ser ,
ved in Italy, France, and Germany.
He was awarded a Silver Star for .
gallantry in action and also held a
Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Fren ,
ch fourragere. He was formerly a
student at Grover and Bethware
schools and was a member of Beth- j
lehem church. ]
Besides his parents he is survived
by the following brothers and sis- j.
ters: Roy, of Winston-Salem, John, j
of Shelby, Kermft, Jasper, Mary Sue
and Eudora, all of Charlotte, and
Eijeen, of Winston-Salem.
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Officials Named ;
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The Cleveland county elections i
board announced this week aoooint
mem, of Kings Mountain precinct
officials for the May 29 primaries. )
' East Kings Mountain precinct'? !
Mrs. J. E. Lipford <D), registrar, Ned
A. McOllt <D> and A. J. Cody <R),
West Kings Mountain f>recinct?
Mrs. J. H. Arthur (D), registrar, 1:
Ben Goforth (D), and W. A. Wiiv ]
llams (R?, Judges. ' .J]
Registration books will open for
the first time Saturday, May 1, and i
will .be open on May 8 and 15, with
challenge day May 22. * ]
l?recinct registrars Have been ask |
e<\ to meet at the county courthouse '
in Shelby Saturday afternoon & t2
o'clock to obtain registration books
and to receice other Instructions on
the forthcoming primaries.
"King Ol King." I* i;
ift Be .Shown At ARP
The motion picture "King 0/ j
Kings," will be shown at Boyce Me- j,
morial ARP church Sunday evening
at 7:30, according to an announce- <
ment by the pastor Rev. W. L. PressWU
"King of Kings" depicts the life of
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
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Motor vehicle inspection lane
number 5 will be ready for use by
Kings Mountain citizens at 8 o'clock
Tuesday morning according to an
announcement Wednesday by Hi 8.
Kondrick. of Shelby, lane supervisor.
The lane, will bo located in front
of City Ha!'..
The inspection lane, part of the
state motor vehicle inspection setup
under the laws passed by the
1947 General Assembly, will remain
in Kings Mountain for the remain'd-er
of the week, closing at noon Saturday,
. flours announced by Mr. Kendriclc
are as follows:
Tuesday ? Friday: 8 a. m. to '
5.p. m.. closed from 12 to 1 lor.
Saturday: 8 a. m. to 12 noon.
Lane number 5 series Cleveland
and Burke counties, and wiil return
to Kings Mountain in about a moilI
h oIn?a M- 1/
?n ?vv\/iuin^ iu .111 . rvt'llll 4 ll"l\.
"Rumors that the state inspection
is. 'too tough" and is unreasonable
has been scaring many car owners
away from the lanes." he said,
"with the result that unusual congestion
is bound to result near the
year's end. Enough lanes have been
set up to handle the traffic but citizens
are not taking advantage of the
safety inspection in large ennogrt
numbers at present."
"Having your car inspected now
will undoubtedly save you much
timp that will have to be spent wait
ing 'on the line" later on."
The lane will be set up on the
east side of Piedmont avenue in
front of City Hall and vehicles will
enter for Inspection from King
Local Man Seriously
Hurt By Auto Sunday
A. H. (Bob) Isenhour remained in
a serious condition at Shelby hospital
yesterday following injuries Sun
day afternoon when he was run over
by a ear driven by John Andrew
Dorsey, Jr., IT, of Charlotte, about
a mile west of Kings Mountain.
Dorsey is under bond for appearance
at Cleveland Recorders court
for hearing on the case Saturday.
He is charged with reckless driving
involving a wreck, and personal ininrv*
nn nHincr filrthor Hntfnlnniwnnl
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of Mr. fsenhour's condition.
Harolotis H. Dayton. Kings Mountain
state highway patrolman who ,
Investigated the accident, in which
two cars were involved, stated that
the injured man was standing four
feet off the pavement near a drive
leading to the Marvin GofOTth home
waiting for a bus.
Officer Dayton said that Thomas
drier Goforth, .driving a 1947 Ford,
was stopped in the road signaling
for a left turn when Dorsey, driving
a 1934 Ford coupe with bad brakes,
hit the left front of Goforth's car
and ran head-long into Mr. Isenhour,
knocking him into a ditch and
landing on top of him.
According to Dayton, Mr. Isenhour's
injuries included a fractured
skull, right leg broken in.two places,
a deep cut on the head, and serious
Annual Neisler Declamation contest.
for city schools grammar grade
boys, and annual Baker Reading^
contest', for grammar grade girls,*
will be held at East school anditorium
at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon.
The contest will feature three declamations
and three readings, to be
given by winners of school contests
at East. Central and West
The Newsier medaT is given an-;
nually by members of the family of
the late C. El Neisler, for many
years an active member of the city
school board, and the Baker medal
has been awarded for several years
by Dr. L. P. Baker, present chairman
of the school board.
School Board Asks
Bids On Cltne House
The city school board is adyertisirvg
this week for bids on the Cline
house adjoining West school. The
house, formerly owned by Raymond
Cline, is a frame dwelling located
an Watterson street.
According to the legal announcement
giving notice of bids, the
school hoard is .selling only the
house and retaining the property.
Provisions of the sale will, require
removal of the house within 60 days
Df date of sale. Closing date for
bids is May 10,1948.
B. N. Barnes, superintendent of
schools, said that the property will
be Used to expand the limited-playground
facilities of the school.