In City Corporate Limits 6,574
Immediate Trading Area 15,000
VOL. 59 NO. 19
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V Six building permits were issued
by City Clerk S. A. Crouse at
Citv Haii durinz the Oast week.
"On Wednesday a permit was issued
to W. Mi Gantt for construction
of a business building at the
' corner of Cora street and Lynvvood
road, $5,000. On Tuesday permits
were issued to C. E. and D. E.
Casto, for removal of Mountain ;
View Hotel, $300, and to Robert j
Ford, for construction of a new
five-room dwelling on the Bessemer
City highway, $5,000. On
Monday permit was granted Selvin
Kibler for a new four-room
dwelling near Davidson school,
$2,500. On April 24 permit was
granted D. P. McDaniel for new i
five^room dwelling on Stone
Street, $3,000 artd on April 29 permit
was granted T. N. Hord for
construction of a new two-room
dwelling on West King street, $1,600
Ernest Carl Upchurch, of Kings >
Mountain is among'29 North Car- i
olinians who will receive the degree
of Bachelor of Divinity at
commencement exercises at Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary,
Louisville, Ky., on May 7,
according to an annoucement
from the school.
Regularly monthly meeting of j
Otis D. Green Paat 155. the Amer- I
lean Legion, will be held at City
T Hall Monday night at 7:30 o'clock
D according (o an Announcement by
r C. H. Aderholdt, post adjutant.
Combat film, "Appointment in To- 1
kyo," will be shown and a report ,
from the building committee is
Fairview Lqdge A. F. & A. M.
will hold a regular communication
at the Masonic Hall on Monday
evening, May 10, at 7:30.
A total of 71 permits for'fishing
at the city water lake were
issued at City Hall during the past
NEW POLICEMAN .
C. O. Lee, of Shelby, former deputy
sheriff, is now a member of
the Kings Mountain poHce department
according to an annauncement
this week by N. M. Farr,
HE UNDON ILL
P. D. Herndon, well-known Kings
Mountain man, has been confined
to bed at home since Tuesday.
His condition has been diagnosed
as a heart ailment, He was reported
improved Thursday morning.
The First National Bank will be
closed Monday, May 10, in observance
of Confederate Memorial
tPay, a legal bank holiday, it was
? announced by L. E. Abbott,'cashfr
ier. The bank will also be closed
nri \tav M In nhu>nfan/>a nf Mwk. '
lenburg Independence Day, It was
'ISENHOUR BETTER J
A. H. (Bob) Isenhour was described
by Shelby hospital officials as
"better" yesterday. Mr. Isenhour
wafc seriously Injured when struck
by a car on Shelby highway on
T-B Group President
B. N. Barnes, superintendent of
city schools, was re-elected chairman
of the Cleveland County Tuber
culosis association at the annual
meeting In Shelby April 29.
Other Kings Mountain citizens elected
as directors of the organize
tion were Dr. P. G. Padgett (re-eiected),
and Mr*, John U McGill and
John W. Gladden, commander Otis
D. Green Post 156. Holdover members
of the board include Mrs. Hunter
Noisier, J. E. Huneycutt and Hoyle
(SnooksI,McDarriel. Mayor H. Tom
. Fulton is an ex officio member Of
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Books Are Open
Registration- books for the forthcoming
prirrtaries will be open again
Saturday at the respective polling
places, in Kings Mountain at Victory
Chevrolet Company and at the City
While the registrars weren't exactly
"pushed,; to handle last Saturday's
business, there was a number
of registrations and transfers.
Mrs. J. H. Arthur is the registar at
West Kings Mountain precinct (for
all persons living on the west side
of the railroad) and Mrs. Humes
Houston is East Kings Mountain
registrar (for all persons living on
the east side of the railroad.
The books will be open thlsSSaSturday
and on May 15, while Sat- j
urday, May 22, will be challenge day ;
Otherwise on the political fronts, J
Democrats will hold biennial pre- j.
cinot metings on Saturday at 2:00 j1
p. m. at the polling places. This will j
be followed by the county conven
tion at the Cleveland courthouse at jj
Shelby on May 15 and the state con- j
vention in Raleigh the following '
week. : s. jj
Candidates were also on the move j,
this week. ;; j
Gubernatorial Candidate Charles ;'
M. Johnson was in town Tuesday, I
as was James B. Volger of Charlotte, |
candidate for state treasurer, and , i
the county office candidates were i
also moving around. Dan Moore. !
candidate for register of deeds, was !
here making the rounds of stores,
barber shops, and other gathering
places, and B. T. Falls, Jr., candidate
for the state house of representatives
was in town last weekend.
Meantime, Kings Mountain's candidates
for county offices, Glee A.
Bridges (apposing Mr. Falls), and
W. K. Mauney, Jr., candidate far
county commissioner, were making
forays Into other sections.
The campaign was still outwardly
slow, but there was more political I
discussion Ln the air, and indications
were that ti would continue to steam
up toward the boiling point as May )
29 draws closer.
1 ycee Ladies j
The Kings Mountain Junior Chamber
of Comrherce celebrated the
close of its second year with its j
third annual ladies night banquet
at the Country Club Tuesday night.
The meeting was featured by installation
of new officers for 194849,
a humorous address by J. Graham
Morrison, Lincoln county agent
and a delicious dinner, followed by
a dance, with the Highlighters, Shelby
quintet, furnishing the music.
W, B. Logan presided, and CharTea
Thomasson led the group in
singing "America." Retiring President
Jacob Cooper welcomed the ladles
and presented special guests,
including Rush Hamrlck, past-president
of the Shelby club and candidate
for national director, with Mrs.
Hamrick, Ed Ellis, of Charlotte, pres
idem of the state organization, with
Mrs. Ellis and Syd Shepherd, of
Charlotte, editor of "Future," the !
North Carolina Jaycee magazine, >
and Mrs. Shepherd.
Martin Harmon presented a gift
to Mr. Cooper from the organization I
I "In appreciation for fine leadership
| during the past year," and Mr. Ellis !
installed the new officers who are 1
W. S. Fulton, Jr., president; Ned Mc- j
Gill, and Joe Hedden, vice-presi- j
dents; Grady Howard, secretary, J
Jamec McKinney, treasurer, Ralph j
Spearman, sergenat-at-arms, and'
J. B. Falls, Paul Walker and Bill j
Mr. Morrison kept the capacity
crowd of softie 90 Jaycees and guests
in an uproar of laughter as he recounted
(Cont'd on page eight)
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Hot Service Record
The Kings Mountain and Blacksburg
postoffices can lay Joint
claim to a spood rocord for fast
On Monday, Dorm Payne of
Kings Mountain Furniture company,
mailed a statement ts a custom#!
in Blacksburg. 8. C-, at
12tlS p. m.
At 2 p. m. the customer, with Invoice
In hand, walked into the
store and tends red a chock In pay*
mont of the account. ...
The whole pro cues had required
only an hour and forty-five
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FUNERAL HELD ? Funeral Mrri:es
for Rer. Robert Neil Baird. D.
D.. retired minister of Boyce Memorial
ARP church, were held Sunday 1
xftemoon. Dr. Baird succumbed at
Gaston General hospital last Friday
-The city board of commissioners'
is expected to have a busy session
at its regular May meeting Tuesday i
flight, ias it considers the tentative
aperating budget for the fiscal year |
beginning July 1.
According to oast policy, the board
adopts a tentative budget in order
to set the tax rate and take care of t
advance tax payments. While the j
fcudget is subject to revision before .
final adoption, changes made are
usually only minor.
Fol the past month city officials
have been busy gathering information
Also to be discussed will be the
privilege license schedule.
S. A. Crouse, city clerk, said these
were the principal matters on the
In New Location
Wright's Baiher Shop, formerly,
Sanitary Barber Shop, opened yes- j
terday in its new location in the
Plonk Building on Railroad avenue, j
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B. T. Wright, announcing the
change of location from the shop's j
former quarters in the Home Build- j
irig & Loan building, said the shop i
would now be able to offer expanded
Four barber chairs have been installed,
and four experienced barbers
will be on hand to serve the
public, Mr. Wright said. Tn addition
two showers have been installed, a
new service off the shop.
The four barbers on duty at the
shop are B. T. Wright, G. L. Wright, j
Floyd Dover, and Gene Wright.
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'The weak'spot in North Carolina
agriculture is marketing, not production."
That is the contention of Charles
M. Johnson, candidate for the Democratic"
nomination for governor
in the May 29 primary.
Mr. Johnson made the statement
on a brief visit to Kings Mountain
Tuesday afternoon, and in reply to
a question in which it was inferred
that one of his leading opponents?
W. Kerr Scott, former commissioner
of agriculture ? was making a
strbng appeal to the farmer vote.
"Production has been growing by
leaps and bounds," Mr. Johnson con
ttnued," but it's the Jack of marketing
facilities that causes the
For specific instance he pointed
to the huge waste'of potatoes last
year, and the fact that corn prices
are customarily lower on North Carolina
markets than at the Chicago
"The state can do something about'it,"
he added, Indicating that
the state would do something about
it if he were erected governor.
Referring further to the question
about his opponent Mr. Scott, Mr.
Johnson continued,"T intend to be
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For Dr. Baird
.A crowd which filled Boyoe Mo
morial ARP church was present Sun
day afternoon at 3. o'clock". tor fu
neral services of ROv. Robert Nei,
Baird. D. D., retired pastor of th<
Dr. Raird, 51, died . Friday night
April 30, at 11:30 at Oastbn Memori
al hospital. He had been in declin
ing health for the past, three years
since suffering a stroke of paralysis
in May 1945.
The funeral service for Dr. Bairc
was marked by its simplicity ant
was by his request, conducted ir
that manner. Rev. W. L. Pressly, wh<
succeeded Dr. Baird as minister o
the church, conducted the rites ant
was assisted by Rev. Francis T
White, Spartanburg ARP pastor. In
terment was made in Mountain Res
A graduate of Erskine College
Due West, S. C? and the ARP semi
nary, Dr. Baird served as pastor o
the ARP church at Iva, S. C., for 11
years, before accepting the pastor
ate here. He assumed his duties it
February 1940. After he was strick
en in 1945, he was granted a leav<
of absence for several months, re
signing the pastorate on June 9
In Kings Mountain, Dr. Baird wa
a very popular minister, both in hi:
\jw 11 wiigtcgauvil ciuu uui. nt* wd
active in civic affairs, and was ser
ving as president of the Kiwani:
club at the time he became ill. H<
was a veteran of World War I, hav
ing served as a private at Camp Go
don, Ga. As a tribute to his irtteres
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The new concrete - block Moun
tain View Baptist church was. jam
med to capacity Sunday night fo
special services, and to receive
"surprise" from G. R. Hooper, man
ager of Frieda Manufacturing Com
The "surprise" w>as announcemen
by Mr. hooper that he had raise
a fund of $1,005 for benefit of th
cTTurch building program. This fun
was in addition to more than $20
contributed by persons attendin
the service Sunday evening.
Also featured on the program wa
an inspirational address by Basi
Whitener, Gastonia lawyer and dis
trict solicitor, and special music b
the Sisk Quartet and Gastonia oi
in ins uauress, i*ir. wnnener urg
ed a rededication to the ffimpl
truths of the Christian religion, add
l ing "it makes no difference whie
Protestant faith we choose, for w
worship the same God."
He praised the congregation o
^uilding of the church, calling
I an Investment in the young mar
| hood and womanhood of the conr
Mr. Hooper was in charge of th
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CANDIDATE ? Charles M. Johnsoi
gubernatorial candidate, paid
boat vlUt to Kings Mountain Tu?
day afternoon-He opposes tour oil
or candidates for the Democrat
nosntaatton In the May 29 primary
the governor of all the pecmle, n
of any particular group."
Mr. Johnson, sts?c ueusurer ai
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f j WAR HERO ? Pvt. Calvin P. LockI
ridge was killed in action in France
in July 1944. Final interment will
. be made at Mountain Rest cemetery
t Sunday. He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Meek Lockridge.
< Final Interment
For Lockridge Set
? Final interment for Pvt.' Calvin
- , P. Lockridge, son of Mr. and Mrs.
I, Sam Meek Lockridge, will be held
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 with grave
side rites at Mountain Rest cemei
s j fvt. Lockridge died in action in
- | the Battle of St. Lo, France, on July
s j 18, 1944, after entering service on
e September 30, 1943, from Sharon, S.
] C. He went overseas with Co. H.
r j 315th Infantry regiment, 79th divist
j ion. The Battle of St. Lo, won.l v Am
erica n troops, was one of the turn
.ing points of the war in Europe. ..
The body arrived here Thursday,
'and will remain at Harris Funeral
j Home until the aervite-on'Sunday.
I Military rites will be conducted by
j members of the Shelby national
guard company, and members of
. ! the American Legion and VFW posts
; here will serve as pallbearers. Rey.
r George L. Riddle, Cherryville Presa
byterian pastor, and a service veter.
an, will officiate assisted by Rev.
, G. W. Fink, pastor of Grace Methodist
. Pvt I.nckriHu? U'ac hnrti Vr\rL
county, S. C., July 3, 1925, and was
*j only 19 at the time of his death,
j* i, His parents have resided here
since December 1944,
? I Surviving, in addition to his father
and mother, who live on North
s Piedmont avenue, are five brothers
" and three sisters, James Lockridge,
David Lockridge, Sam M. Lockridge
y Jr., Mrs. Wayne Anderson, Misses
Mary Frances and Jean Lockridge,
all of Kings Mountain, and Meek P.
Ldckridge, York S. C? and Campbell
j Lockridge, Sharon, S. C.
h SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
e Regularly monthly meeting of
1 the cRy school board will be held
n Monday night. The board will act
it on teacher re-elections for next
t- year and will open bids on the
t- Cline house which the board is
selling to iprovide playground
e space at West school, according to
Superintendent B. N. Barnes.
i Of State
a native of Pender County, made a
brief side trip here between a jamj
packed Tuesday engagement ached,
ule in Gaston county. He was ac
I tuiri^BiiK-u uy oon Aoernctny, rorm!
er Kings Mountain man and his
I Gaston county campaign manager,
and was met here by D. W. Royster
j his Cleveland county manager,
In hfs Gaston county - speeches,
* Mr. Johnson advocated:
. 1?An increased appropriation
for the state's schools, including a
considerable Increase in teacher
Md?uies and reduction o. teacher
2?No more Increase in taxes,
and if anything, a reduction in
taxes. He asked for outright repool
of the franchise tax.
a 3 More emphasis on a good
health program, particularly on
?- pro-school clinics.
16 He said favorable reports on hit
* candidacy were coming from all sec
ut tlons of the state, and he expreeeet
confidence that he would win tht
id Democratic nomination. .
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
?> * ' Installation
The aluminum pointed poles
j with caps on the top are trtsta'Ux! .
} and ready for use;
! This means that hlotorists park*
| inii 'their'cars'in the Kings Moun|
tain business section should keep ;t
1 plentiful supply of.h:i9kies and pen -'
nies on their persons effective Mon?
day morning at 8 o'clock, the day
the city's recently ? enacted park*
I ing meter ordinance goes into ef1
Installation work was completed
j this week and rhe city has made its
I parking .meter law operative after
The parking law will be strictly
enforced, it was announced, and the
: cost will be five cents per hour. .
Meiers on the parking areas immediately
adjacent to the railroad
| will be the two-hour variety, as will
NO DIMES, PLEASE 1
The parking meters'installed by
the city won't operate on dimes.
While a dime will lit into the slot,
a dime will not registes on tha
meter. The meters here will givu
value received for nickles and
pennies only. To park the full twohours
in the two-hour areas, a
motorist should deposit two nickles.
He should deposit one nickle'
at the one-hour meters, for maximum
parking allowances. If he's
a hop-skip-and-jump driver, ha
should deposit sufficient pennies
(up to the five maximum) to take
care of his parking as long as ha
intends to need It. The word of tha
city is: Read the instructions on
the meters on Gold street. While all
others will be one-hour meters.
The parking limits will be operative
from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. Mondays
through Fridays, while they will op'
erate "from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. on Saturdays.
No parking charges will bo
made afternoon on Wednesdays nor
any time on" Sundays.
City Engineer E. C. Brandon said
that Officer Petty had been assign-,
ed the enforcement job on the-meters,
and that he also had instructions
to crack down on double-park:
ing and other traffic infractions.
Over-parking will cost the motori
a t 11 (ill natto Kin a ? ? LI o I 4
I'll V*-W, pnj uu IV a i Uir V_?1 v j iian,
and it was pointed out that the parkj
ing ticket for infractions will bear
license number of the over-parked
| car which wil enable the police department
to ferret out car owners
| who endeavor to ignore the citations.
Other teeth in the law provides
, maximum fine of $50 and?or imprisonment
for 30 days for persons
caught putting slugs rather than
coins in rhe meters and for persorns
convjeted of damaging the meters.
To Bo On Display
Reproductions of works of artists
i of many generations will be on display
in Kings Mountain from May
[10-14 in Central gymnasium accord
ling to an announcement this week
by Miss Elizabeth Hunt, city school
This collection consists of 150 mas
terpieces representing the French,
Italian, Flemish, English, Dutch,
Spanish, German, and American
schools of art. Most of these are the
mastet pieces studied by the schools.
Famous portraits, landscapes, marines.
and pastoral scenes in the col
tors cf the original canvases are ori
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"Country T" Breezes
Past Inspection Lane
"Need a good story?" asked one
of the Inspectors with the safety
inspection loue last Saturday
The story concerned a 1923 Model
T Ford and it was probably the
best one during the lane's stay in
Kings Mountain, which ended yesterday
afternoon at 5 p. m.
The "T" broke a longstanding
record for "country" travel in pass- *
ing the inspection and getting an
'wtnl through like a breeze, in
: perfect shape." the inspector said.
But that wasn't the whole tale. '
The vehicle had never crossed
railroad tracks nor had It ever
been undes a traffic signal (red
> light) since it was purchased new
back in 1923, the inspector quoted
I the owner.
? The T* is owned by Fries Harmoty
ef route 1. Kings Mountain.
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