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Immediate Trading Area 15.000
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FINAL INTERNMENT RITES will be
' held Sunday at Mountain View '
Baptist church for Pot Seal Eugene c
Carpenter, above, wbo was killed in >v
action in Southern France on Sept.
9. 1944. * c
Carpenter Rites '
Set For Sunday j
r inai interment nxes lor rvx. c,an c
Eugene Carpenter, son of Mrs. Bri- ]
gt* MeClure Carpenter, of route 3 j
Baptist church at Crowders Moun- c
tain community near here. Rev. a
Floyd Hollar, pastor, will officiate
and members df the Kings Mountain
American Legion post will be 1
ir charge. *
Pvt. Carpenter was killed in ac- *
tlon in Southern France on Septem- J
Commander John W. Gladden. 1
of Otis D. Greene Post 155. the 1
American Legion has requested 1
all members of the post to moot at '
City Hall at 2 o'clock Sunday. Ho 1
asked members to wear Legion
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ber 9, 1944, after serving about 10
months in the infantry. 1
The body will be taken to the J
church an hour before the service.
In addition to his mother, he is I
survived by lour sisters, Mrs. G. W.
Dettmar, Gastonia, Mrs. J. H. Bennett,
Greet, Falls, S. C., Mrs. Harry
Stewart, Woodruff, S. C., and Mr*.' <
Charles Simms of Kings Mountain
and four brothers, Everette Carpenter,
of Norfolk, Va., and Gary, J. H.
and Charles B. Carpenter, Jr., all of
Kings Mountain. f .
On Monday a permit was issued
by City Clerk S. A. Crduse to
James A. Williamsfor construe*
tion of a produce stand at the
cornef of Linwood road and Cleveland
avenue, estimated coat |
$350. Only other permit issued |
during the past week was to L. G.
ThombSi Br., on Saturday, for construction
of a fwo-story business
building on West Ridge street,
Regular supper meeting of the 1
Junior Chamber of Commerce wlH |
be held at the Woman'* Club Tuesday
night at 7 o'clock. The eJub
win uppruve wmiiuuee afpuinc
menta for the year, according ' to 1
announcement by President W. S.
Fulton, Jr. I
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Reports on Thursday morning i
were that the condition of P. D. ]
Herndon was little improved. Mr. i
Herndon ia still a patient In Gas- <
ton General Hospital where he
hat been tor several weeks after <
suffering a series of heart attacks, i
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High School commencement exjrcises
for 57 Kings Mountain,.senors
will begin at the school auditor i
ium Sunday night at 8 o'clock j
vhen Dr. C. Grier Davis, pastor of ;
Pirst Presbyterian church, of Ashe- j
/Hie, will deliver the baccalaureate
On the following evening at 8
/clock, Dr. Hoyt Blackwell, presdent
of Mars Hill college, will make
iiplomas and medals will be award- !
Of the 57 receiving diplomas, 32 ..
ire girls and 25 are boys, including
our veterans who have qualified
or diplomas by successfully unlergoing
general educational de'elopement
Dr. Davis, a graduate of Davidson
olege, attended Princeton Theologcal
seminary and was graduated
rom Union 3 heological seminary.
The Doctor oi Divinity was confered
in him by Davidson college and Tus
ulm college, Greenville, Tenn. He
tas served as assistant pastor of
Irace Covenant Presbyterian church,
Richmond, Va., pastor of Second I
?resbyterlan church, Norfolk, Va., j
ind has been pastor of the Ashevllle ]
hurch since 1838.' He is a member i
if the board of trustees of Davidson I
oHege, King college, Bristol, Tenn.,'
ind Montreal college.
Dr. Blackwell, who is completing
lis tenth year as president of Mars
illl college, has been associated;
vith the school since 1934, when he
eturned from a study tour abroad
o head the college's enlargement
irogram. Under h|s administration
he college has enjoyed a steady
growth, adding buildings and e
luipment valued In excess of $1,100,000.
Special music for the commencement
exercises is being arranged by
he school music department.
A large crowd was. present at St.
Matthew's Lutheran Church Sunday
kfternoon for a special Bible program
presented by the Plonk School
>f Creative Arts of Ashevllle.
The .program included special mulie
by Bobby Davis and Alice Davis
and by the ?:hool group, Bible readngs
by students at the school recounting
the resurrection of Jesus
and the work of the disciples, and i
remarks by Miss Laura Plonk, direc
tor of the school.
Bobby Davis sang Mafotte's "The
Lord's Prayer," and Alice Davis sang
Adam's "The Holy City." Mrs. Caj-1
\. Plonk accompanied at the piano, i
Giving Biblical readings were Lillian
LeGrande, Nancy Plonk, Elean>r
Myers, Bobby Davis, Buck Blount
sktWard Sabin, Betty Edwards, Shir
ey Grant, Ned Austin.
In a short address, Miss Laura
Plonk spoke on the subject '*1 God
Adequate?" Rev, W. H. Stender, pas-j
or of the church, stated apprecia- :
ion of the church for the presema..
:ion of the program. *A
Following the program, the school
jroup was entertained at a buffet
supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. (
D. W. Myers.
Herald Front Page
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The Herald ia using for the first
:lm* today a new flaghead.
For persons unfamiliar with newspaper
terminology, the' flaghead Is
he name of the paper which appears
at the top of the front page.
The new flaghead lists the name
of the paper, with a sketch of Kings
Mountain aa a background. .'Art
work for the new flaghead was
done by Howard Gdens.
The new flaghead ia a modern
version at one on the paper during
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GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE ?
undergraduate study this week, i
Summers, who will receive an A. 1
Winston-Salem, on Monday. Miss
College. Gulfport, Miss., where shi
of Mr. and Mrs. B. S. NeilL and d
of whom were graduated from Da
ercises Tuesday morning with the
luniors In Practice D
Game Saturday At 8
Kings Mountain's American Le- *
gion Junior baseball team is
scheduled to face Chsrryviile's j
Juniors In City Stadium Saturday 194
night at 8 p. m. in another pre- ce(j
elimination practice game. Coach tliL:
Howard Eden's local Juniors de- q
footed Bessemer City hero Wed- $5.
nesday afternoon by a score of 10 j;
to 8 in 7 innings and battled to a Da
T-aU tie In 8 Innings in Bessemer an
City on Tuesday afternoon. jncj
Beauty Pageant 2
John Cheshire, chairman of the thi
Kings Mountain Junior Chamber of tril
Commerce Third Annual Beauty Pa- i tial
geant, said this week plans are go- 1 Gr<
ing forward for an excellent contest, vet
Under the plan this year the Jay- j J
cees will crown two winners, "Miss !sin
Kings Mountain," who will compete (
in the state contest at Wilmington,
and "Miss Kings Mountain, Jun- f
ior," who will represent the chy at M
the annual Coastal Festival at
The competition for the senior ti- *
f 1a rat111 Ka f a <ul?lo k.nt ii>aa?? "I Q ? ?-J
nv ?*iu uc ivt uciTTcrn act aim
26 years of age, while the Junior !
division will include entrants be- Kli
tween 16-18. fro
Committees are already at work COi
on the event, and Joe Hedden, entries
chairman, said considerable n
Interest is being shown. J*?
Aunt Nancy Adams 1 1
Dies At Age Of 115
Aunt Nancy Adams, legendary Pr(
Kings Mountain Negress who was I
born a slave, died at her home on
East Ridge street Wednesday morn- |
ing at 10-25 a. .m. She had reached
her 115th birthday on March 15,
Born of fyll- African parents in fl
Cleveland county in 1833, Aunt Nan- M
cy had lived in Kings Mountain for th
the laat 90 years. b<
Her second husband. Sam B. A- M
dams, died several years ago. She c,
was first married to Bill Norton who ^
was kUJ-d soon after their marriage. .?
Funeral services will be held Fri- ?
day at 3 p. m. at Good Hope church. J(
Interment will be in Vestlbuie chur- [
She is survived by two sons, Sipvel
Adams and Willie Adams, both
of Kings Mountain, and two daugh- i
Primary Tally Sheet, w.
Available At Herald an,
Persons Interested In keeping by
their own county Democratic pri- tea
mary returns may secvtre primary vei
tally sheets at the Kings Mountain wii
Herald office. th<
The sheets list each Democratic c(a
candidate for state, county, and an<
township offices, together with each .
precinct, and the votes for each can '
didate may be entered as received. rai
No charge will be made, the tally by
sheets being distributed as a public wii
service by the Herald. , ' ln|
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Ssown above are three Kin
It left la Miss Virginia Sum
1. Degree in piano at grad
Summers attended Kings M<
? received her high school d
ght is George B. Thomasson
rid son college at the school
degree of B. S. in business c
ed Cross Func
. G. Darracott, chairman of
8 Red Cross Fund Drive, anm
total contributions to the 1
3 year were $4,985.57.
Tie total was $426.43 short of
n making the final report,
rracott expressed appreclatio
division chairmen, groups
ividuals for their part in
1 am well aware of the cor
ble work done by the many
who contributed their time
*gy to this campaign," Mr.
ott said. "I wish to thank <
i every person who worked
s campaign and also each
>utor. Division chairmen, res
I workers, the colored divi!
jver citizens, and all others 1
rtr Darracott said the lai
gle donation?$500?was re<
from Neisler Mills.
o Get Diplom<
dARS HILL. ? Two students
igs Mountain will be gradu
m Mars Hill college at the
nmencement exercise Fr
rnlng, May 28. - rhese
are James Claude and i
Heman Gantt, sons of Mr.
s. R. C. Gantt, route, Kings M
>r. Sylvester Green, editor ol
rham^lorning Herald, will d
the baccalaureate address ir
lege auditorium at which
fsldent Hoyt Blackwell will a1
ilomas to 202 graduates.
Merchants of the commui
e being requested to .disp
ags on Monday, May 31. Si
'emorial Day falls on Sun
lis year, public observance
?en set for May 31 accordinj
t announcement Ly Ned Mc<
cretary of .the Merchants at
ation. Business firms will not
irve the day as a holiday.
?e King And I
udience At Li
^ capacity crowd of 200 L
tir wives and guests were pr<
a laugh-filled evening at
man's Club Tuesday night,
> Lions club observed its t
nual Ladies Night banquet.
[*he "surprise" program arrai
the club's bachelor comm
itured the young Winston-Si
ntriloqulst Joe King with Bra
tie. Songstress Earline King,
usual ladies' night trtmm
eluding favors for the ladles,
1 actlvhles by the Tail Tw
d group singing.
fed MeGlll, chairman of the
igements committee, served
Mtmatfter, and the feature <
Mr. King and his boy Bra
rte topped off a hilarious <
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mers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. R.
luation exercises at Salem college.
>untain high school and Gulfpark
iploma. Center is David M. Neill. son
i? son of Mrs. C. F. Thomasson. both
's 112th annual commencement ex-'
' Free Parking Lot
1 Now Ready For Use
The City oi King* Mountain announced
this wMk that its fro*
the parking lot. adjoining the LaunJUn.
| derit on Scdlroad avenue is now
'und | open, and invited motorist! to use
| the lot in lieu of parking in me'
the tered rones.
"We are glad to report that the
' free parking area is now ready
n ? I for use." said E. C. Brandon, city
a" engineer, "and we hope the motorl'
ing public wilT make use of it."
isid- The lot may be entered from
P00' * Railroad avenue or from City
?nd , street.
3 Beth-Ware Finals
>1" Friday Evening
were i *
eest Rev" Harlan Harris, of Shelby
eiv- deliver the commencement ad
i dress at Beth-Ware high school Fri
i day night at 8 o'clock, as 11 senion
i receive their diplomas.
j. Other features of the prograrr
will Include the valedictory addrest
j|f[ by J. L. Summitt, son of Mr. an<
Mrs. C. C. Summitt,. and remarks bj
hted Commencement exercises at th<
QOnri school began Sunday aftetrtoot
...l.U i.k. i i
idav VY,U' l,,c uat-caiaureaie sermoi
which was delivered by Rev. Law
Char rence. Roberts, of Shelby.
ound Week's Meter Take
rthe Totaled $163.98
f the ?Ry's parking meters showe<
time 1 8 sliSht gross increase last week, ii
ward I their second full week of operation
j Motorists paid a total of $163.3
i (exclusive of over-parking fines
|*for parking privileges in metered a
. reas, as compared with $162.12 thi
day Prev'bus week.
nee The check-up r.evealed a certaii
day cosmopolitan flavor this week. Oth
has terthan legal tender pennies am
X to nickles in the meters, there were at
Sill, English coin, a Canadian coin, i
3S0-' Japanese coin and a German coin
ob- in addition to three slugs and oni
good luck piece.
ions Ladies Night
ions, | Mr. King was well-posted on va
ssent rlous local citizens, and, througl
thp I RranHvutlnn ac ?* ?
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as cracking Jokes at the expense o
enth cltib members and friends.
Mrs. King, a lovely soprano, de
nged lighted the audience with severa
ittee vocal renditions, including "Keei
alem on Smiling," "My Hero," "Smoki
ndy- Gets In Your Eyes" and "Will Yot
'soe^ John Henry Moss conducted )
r,AT. prize contest for the ladies, won b;
Mrs. E. K. Whitener and Mrs. Car
P. Mauney. The question was: Ii
ar- what year would a man, whose agi
as was the total of all the ages of tn<
went 179 members of the Lions club, hav<
ndy- been born? Mrs. Whitener guease<
wen- 968 B. C., for first honors, and Mn
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I Candidates Busy
Appeal For Votes
Kings Mountain citizens will join
with their fellow North Carolinians
Saturday as thej go to the,polls in
both Democratic and Republican
primaries to choose party nominees
for state and county offices.
There are only minor battles on
the Republican ticket, but the contests
fbr Democratic nominatio s
uniformly are being fought with vigor.
As usual, the Democratic nom1
inaiion is regarded as tantamount
j to election.
Political observer? camo
1- "'V "W put' " .
I ticuiar conclusions regarding their
predictions concerning the total vote
| in Kings Mountain. One political
j manager said a minimum of 1,600
| votes would be cast In the two.
I Kings Mountain boxes, while another
said 800 would be a maximum.
Meantime, political activity and
enthusiasm was picking up in mid
week, after a post-weekend lull.
Prime interest locally centered on
the Broughton - Umstead battle for
the U. S. Senate, the four-man counI
ty commissioner sweepstakes in
iwhich W. K. Mauney, Jr., of Kings
i Mountain, Henry W. McKlnney, of
Lawndale, Dr. S. S. Royster of Shelby,
and A. C. Brackett, of Casar, are
PolU open 6:30 a. m.. close 6:30
Predicted vote in Cleveland
county, 7.000 to 10.000.
Kings Mountain pvlling places:
East Kings Mountain precinct at
Clty?Hsdl courtroom. Mrs. Humes
Mountain at Victory Chevrolet
Company. Mm. J. H. Arthur, regi
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Eligible voters: Registered De
, mocrats, in Democratic balloting;
) registered Republicans in Republican
Number of Democratic ballots:
j three, including state, county, and
l township tickets.
Number of Republican ballots,
! > two: including state and township
3 seeking the three nominations, and
the contest for the state legislature
between Glee A. Bridges, of Kings
Mountain, and' B. T. Falls, Jr., of
I Shelby. Alsd*of more than usual interest
locally is the Number 4 township
race for constable, with Incumbent
Will Blackburn seeking to
i retain his post against Warren G,
, Gerald Coforth, county manager
. for Senator W. B. Umstead, was in .
Kings Mountain Wednesday, and
was breathing optimism. He said in
fact, that he had no doubt his candidate
would poll a heavy majority
in Cleveland over Former Governor
J. Melville Broughton.
j Dr. Royster, present chairman of
^ the county board, was in town Monday
and made it plain he was rung,riing
on an "economy"- platform.
) i Mr. Mauney's backers were remind.
J ing Kings Mountain residents that
p No. 4 township and the Eastern portion
of the county should have repjre-entation
on the hoard, and they
i '.'>cre confident thtji he would be arjmong.the
three high men, support1
! ed by heavy yote in the home and
i j neighboring precincts. Mr. McKini
ney and Mr. Brackett were letting
i, theif campaign rest in the Kings
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Farmers To Play
vv m i a
nere 1 uesaay At a
Shelby's Farmers of the Western
Carolina class D baseball league
I will meet Henderson villa's Skys
larks in City Stadium here Tuesf
day night in a regular loop game
sponsored by the Kings Mountain
Junior Chamber of Commerce it ' ,
I has been announced. Game time
is scheduled for 8 p. m.
p The Farmers, currently riding In
j second place in the loop standings.
moved the game to Kings
Mountain due to a conflict at
? Shelby, Hendersonvi 1 le is in '8th
V place in the standings, slipping
I from a post near the top in the
? last few games!
e The event will be the first proe
fessional baseball game evr ?.
b played in Kings Mountain.
1 Kdmlsslsn for Western Caeolina
league geniss is 80 cents for children
and 80 cents lor adults.
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