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City Limits (1940 Census) 6.574
Immediate Trading Area 15,900
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
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Mentbers of . VFW Post fcnd
guests will meet at Bridges Airport
Saturday night at 7 p. m. for
a fish supper, one dollar a plate,,
according to an announcement
this week bv Frank Gladden. er?m.
mander. All members are urged
to atend and bring guests.
BLACKBURN CITY COP
W. L. Blackburn began duties j
Thursday as city policemtn ac- i
cording to Chief fC M. Farr. Mr. (
Blackburn has resigned as Cleveland
county deputy sheriff. He |
was sixth ranking deputy. j
All Kings Mountain district Boy
Scouts, troop committeemen, Scoutmasters,
and members of the executive
are invited to a weiner
roast at Davidson Memorial Camp
on the York Road TuAsday afternoon,
according to Chairman J. W.
Phillips. The weiner roast will fol- j
low an afternoon of work on the I
camp site, where a swimming <
pool Is now being built. I
RECORD ENROLLMENT "
A record enrollment is reported
this year at Presbyterian church
Daily Vacation Bible school. Rev.
P. D. Patrick said the school has a
splendid faculty and..that glasses L
Pkv . will continue the first five days ,
^ 1 of the week through June 18th.
^ the school opens at 8:30 and closes .
at 11 a. m. '
Ronnntr Rrl/*k* anH Tilo Pnm. t '
pany became the ninth Kings i
Mountain firm to qualify for the
safety award of the North Carolina
Department of Labor, according
to announcement from the ,
department this week. The awards
are made for improvements in
plant accident rates.
Sunday night's union service
will be held at 8 o'clock at St.
Matthew's Lutheran church, with
Rev. P. D. Patrick, pastor of First
Presbyterian church, preaching
Regular meeting of Otis D.
Green Post 155, American Legion,
will.be held at City Hall Monday
night at 7:30, with election of offitters
for the convin/, ear the
chief item of business, according
to announcement by C. H. Aderholdt,
W. K. Mauney, of Kings Mountain,
was appointed to a threeyear
term as Number 4/township
Mm representative on the county hpsPr
pita) board by the board of county
commissioners Monday. Mr. ,
Mauney succeeds L. Arnold ?is-'
er, whose term has expired.
Frank A. Summers, son of Mr.
- and Mrs. F. R..Summers, was awarded
the Headmasters medal,
highest award at Blue Ridge
School for Boys, at graduation exercises
last Friday morning. The
-award is made to the student adjudged
beat in combining achol
arship and service to the schotfl.
The Kings Mountain student, Who
was graduated this year, will enter
Georgia Tech next fail.
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George Moss, superintendent of
the city water plant, la attending
4 water works school as Chapel Hill
H. A. Harris has been employded
by the police department as rait
-dioman according tj an annottnIL
cement by N. M. Farr, chief.
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WAR CASUALTY ? Funeral sereicm
lor Johnny W. BlackwelL son
of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. BlackwelL will
M hold Sunday. Ho was the first
Kings Mountain man killed in
World Was II. and the VFW post
here is named in his honor.
Final interment rites for Pfc. Johnay
W. Blackwell, 22, first soldier
from Number 4 Township to be killed
in action in World War II, will be
held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock
it. Second Baptist church here with
Interment In Mountain Rest cemetery.
Pfc. Blackwell was killed March
Jl, 1943. In North Africa while serving
as a medical aid map with infantry
troops of the First division.
He entered service Oct. 14, 1940,
smhsaHed Tortverseas tn*trtyl942.
He was a native of Gaffney, S. C.
Kings Mountain post Veterans of j
Foreign Wars is named in honor of !
Pfc. Blackwell. Members of the post j
wilt serve as active and honorary
pallbearers, assisted by members of
the American Legion.
Shelby National Guard company
will have charge of the military rites.
Services will be conducted at the I
church by Rev. B. F. Austin, pastor j
and Rey. Hillard Redmon. The body
will be taken to the home Saturday.
He is survived by his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. William E. Blackwell, of
Kings Mountain, and by one brother,
?vt. Connie Blackwell, U. S. Air
Force, San Antonio, Texas.
Finns Shaping Up
Worn for the Third Annual Jm?h
Beauty Hpni to ha hetti
Job* M, ww shaping ay this
bp Ttomtf SpMimaa, publicity
Tha pageant steering committee
held a meeting Monday night
and Mr. Spearman said, that entries
to date Indicated keen competition
for the titles "Miss Kings
Mountain" and "Miss Kings Mountain
Junlon" The contest Is being
conducted in conjunction with the
annual "Miss America" contests.
For P. D. Hemdo
FUNERAI. HF.I.D - Funeral servi
CM foe P. D. Herndoa, prominent citinq
and former mayor, who roccombed
Tuesday. were conducted
I Wednesday afternoon.
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FINAL RITES FRIDAY ? Final interment
of P*t Elmer M. Propst
Kings Mountain native who lost his
life in action in Burma in World
War IL will be held Friday morning,
with simple graveside rites at
Memorial park of Mountain Rest
Simple graveside rites for Pvt. Elmer'M.
Propst, 32, Kings Mountain
native who was killed in action in
Burma on June 28,1944, will be held
at Memorial Park in Mountain Rest
cemetery here Friday morning at 11
o'clock, with Rev. G. W. Fink, pastor
of Grace Methodist church officiating.
Pvt. Propst, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.
G. Propst of Kings Mountain, entered
the army from Shelby hi ' 1943
and was serving with the 5307th
composite group (P"RDV)?475th in
fanfry commanded by the late Gen.
Joe Stlllwell at the time of his death.
* He. was an assistant overseer of
Cleveland Cloth Mill, Shelby, and
was active in the affairs of Shelby's
First Baptist church, of which
he was a member.
Surviving are his wife, the former
Miss Helen Sue Kendrick. who new
resides in Charlotte, bis parents,
and the following brothers and sisters,
Gaither, Donald and Clyde
Propst, Mrs. Dyvyd Vaughan, Mrs.
Calvin Payne, and Miss Faye Propst,
all of Kings Mountain.
Active pallbearere w4H lie" members
of Johnny W. Blackwell Post
2268, VFW, and honorary pallbearers
will be members of the U. M.
Mull Bible Class of Shelby's First
Building permits issued at Oity
Mail last week included: J. O. Sellers
on 8th, add room on York
road, $500; Dan Finger, on 5th,
new 5-room dwelling corner W.
Gold and Watterson, $5,000; F. M.
Lee Oil 4th, repair fire damage
home on Bricb, $1,000; Henry McGlnnis,
screen new porch on Piedmont,
$400; and Norman King,
new 4-rjDOTO dwelling Cherryville
n, Former Mayor
The First Presbyterian church was
filled to over-flowing Wednesday
afternoon, as funeral services were
held for Plato Durham Herndon, 59,
prominent realty and insurance agent.
Mr. Herndon succumbed, followlng
a months' serious illness, ai
Gaston Memorial hospital Tuesday
morning at 11 o'clock. He was suffering
from a heart ailment and his
death was not unexpected.
The funeral service was ednducted
by the pastor, Rev. P. D. Patrick
assisted by Rev. W. H. Stender, pas
tor of St. Matthew's Lutherah chur
ch. Rev. and Mrs. L. C. Pin nix sang
a duet, and a soprano solo was ren
dered by Miss Emelyn Qlllspie, with
Mrs. N. P. McGill accompanying a4
Active in civic affairs almost ali
his life, Mr. Herndon was a pasi
president of the North Carolina Gin
ners association, and a past presi
dent of the North Carolina Crop Im
provement association. He servec
a$ a director in the latter organize
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As tne climax of a long regu
June meeting, the city board
commissioners, adopted a tentat
budget of $289,914.07 for the fis
year beginning JuTy t, and ten
tively set the 1?48 tax rate at $1
per $100 valuation, no increase o
the rate for 1947.
While the commissioners m
change oudget or tax rates bef
final adoption at the July meetii
neither development Ls anticipat
according to statements by the co
missloners, who said they were p
ing all possible expenses to h<
the safne tax rate.
Persons paying 1948 taxes
June 30 will* qualify for the regu
two percent discount.
Prior to the action on the budg
the commissioners had heard a i
quest from Ned McGill, who said
was representing M. A. Ware, E
fiaker, Mrs. Bessie Gantt and oti
Gaston street residents, that the c
close the City Stadium. Mr. McC
said sanitary facilities at the st?
lum are inadequate and that i
stadium otherwise is a public n
sance. He said that unless some <
tion were taken the citizens he
presented contemplated seeking
injunction against the use of I
In the discussion on the matter
was pointed out that, while the s
dium is being used for colored ba
ball games, separate toilet faeili
I es are not available. Members of t
board expressed the feeling that I
stadium situation is a bad one, 1
Commissioner Marriott Phifer's n
jtion hat the stadium be closed <
j not receive a second.
The budget estimate anticipa
revenue of $83,529.07 from prope
taxes during the next fiscal ye
the figure being based on prope
valuations of $5,692,138 more th
a Jialf million dollar Increase o
the taxable values of 1947. As u
1t biggest estimated revenue it
is from sale of water and lights
I Other estimated revenue inelud
I poll t&xes, $3,249 ; _ taxes of 1
ft (mi prior years, *2,t>00; privilege
cense taxes, 96,000; auto iiesni
9900; dog licenses, $250; lntangi
taxes, 94,000; franchise taxes, 1
500; beer taxes, $5,500; court f<
$10,200 permits, $250; sewer ch
ges, $45; water and sewer conn
tions $2,000; supplies, $500; cer
tery lots and graves, $3,300; mist
laneous, $2,000; stadlufn lights, $
and parking meters, $3,500.
Estimated expenditures, wh
balance estimated revenues, inch
appropriations of $32,000 for pi
ment on the city's bonded debt, $1
602.50 in interest payments due
bonds, and $101.54 in bank comrr
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Juniors Play Here
Saturday At 8 P. M.
Kings Mountain American L
gion junior baseball team
scheduled to face Cherryville he
Saturday night at 8 p. in. in t
| fourth game of the first rou:
elimination aeries. Coach Howo
Edexu nine was also scheduled
play Mecklenburg in City Stai
am last (Thursday) ^tght.
i The local nine defeated Foe
City here Tuesday afteeneoa 9
5 gain a one-win, one-loss e
erage in group two play.
Mecklenburg defeated She!
Tuesday after the locals had bo
ed to the Shelby team in the
pwwi howmt mgnt to i.
CbMTTvllto lost to immmii C
In (M? oponor Monday.
1 W. L. Plonk, toam bnrinew me
agor, yostorday urged all ettlM
I to back the team this year by i
t tending tbo garnet. "Many lot
business firms and indiotdm
bars located financial assietaz
to tlw inogiam and wo fool tl
I all ettisono should indicate th
support by attending tbo hoi
gam os." bo said.
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ijy GRADUATES ? J cones Edward A- [
lar mo*> son of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. A- t
mo*, was a Btmbtr of tho gradua- v
et, ting class at tho University of Month s
re- Carolina. Mr. Amos was graduated r
he with the degree of I. S. in com- p
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| Second Primary .
u 15 Days Away
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re" l Outward signs of the forthcoming c
?".] second primary in the gubernatorial
jraCe were limited this week, even '
'though the Second voting co deter'
' mine whether Charles M. Johnson, f
first primary leader, or W. Kerr Scott e
.?" runner-up. would be t.he'Bemoeratic *
nominee for governor is onl> 15 days 1
he away . ; . I!
tut j The quietness, of course, referred re
to- to the situation in Kings Mountain,
lid for daily dispatches from headquar- 11
i ters of both candidates indicated (
I that the business of politicking is in c
full swing. is
Mr. Scott, former commissioner of ] r
? agriculture from Haw River, form-1 s
' ally called for. a second primary ]
tan Tuesday after tinal canvass of the \
votes, which showed he trailed Mr. t
Johnson, state treasurer, by more n
* than 8,000 votes in the first race. )
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dieting a light vote in the "second \
race. They reasoned that only two ?
candidates would not attract the in- |
terest of the citizens as waseviden- i
" ced in the first primary when a bat..
' tery of candidates' names appeared <
n on the ballots. < 1
, '* A few thought it possible the sec- |
' ond priiriary campaign would wax <
" hot enough to attract the interest ]
_ * and therefore vote-casting by more i
2q^ In Kings Mountain, indications
were that Scott supporters were still J
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ay Parking meter receipts for the
[7 week ending Wednesday at noon .
f)'rl totaled S166.86, according to an I
kjs announcement by S. A. Crouse, I
city clerk. ,
Ned JL McGill Re
As Secretary Of 1
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" Ned A. McGill, for the past 16
he months executive secretary of the
nd Kings Mountain Merchants associated
tion has resigned that position, acto
cording to an announcement by Joe
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LHse nooawara, presiaem.
Mr. McGill has accepted a sales
?at position with Allied Drug Products
to Company, Chattanooga, and will
rr- serve as salesman in the Western
North CardHna territory. He wllj befcf
tfln his new work Monday,
w- Mr. MoGlll became secretary of
o- the association on February 1, 1947,
succeeding W. F. Laughter.
Ity "We re^iet exceedingly to lose
Mr. McGill," President Woodward
m* said. "He has served the assotfaibs
tlon well. During his tenure mem
at- bersMp and activities of the associated
tlon have hit their highest point."
ala In tendering his resignation, Mr.
ics McGill expressed appreciation for
M*t the "fine cooperation I have receiver
' ed froffi the officers, directors, com
ass mittees, and general membership."
Mr. Woodward said directors of
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
Tor School Aid
The city board of commissioners
toted 1 $2.0()() appropriation for city
ichoois at the meeting Tuesday
light, but only after considerable
straight talk between Mayor H. Tom
"ulton, board members and school
loard members, and over the objec-'
ions of the mayor who contended
hat such an appropriation is ille;al.
Tiie discussion ran from a plea for
lid for supplemental funds for the
ichool, to failure of the county board
f commissioners to hold a propery
revaluation. The county board
lever acknowledged receipt of a let
er from the Kings Mountain city
ward endorsing and urging the re
aluation, Mayor H. Tom Fulton,/
aid, and this brought the statenent
f.om School Board Member J.
t. Davis, also county attorney, that
le had "never neard of it (the leter)."
Plea for the school funds was preented
by A.' W. Kincaid, Ward 3'
chool board commissioner, with
ither school board members, Mri
)avvs, B. 3. Neill. and C. C Edens,
juperintendent 8. N. Barnes, and
Ither interested citizens present.
Mr Kincaid saild the schools
would suffer without additional
unds to take care of teacher supilemeius,
supplements for coachis,
band and music in|rructors. He
laid the school board had no place
o turn for additional funds, adding
hat holding of a special tax election
vas prevented by proximity of orht
Mr Kincaid explained *h3T. from
he present supplemental tax of 20
icpts in the Kings Mountain school
li,strict, the schools Will haveav.nlible
an estimated $8,500 per year.
Necessary expense not paid for by
itate funds during the past year be
isted as follows:' Band Instructor,
' i*r\ar*hoc' cnnnlflmonta ^ QUO*
? ?? r wvwv?*VH 1111- ? IV) ( l(/l ) 17" '.7 f
eacher supplement, $3,760; music
:eacher, $1,854.50; and retirement
'una payments on supplemental sal
iries $550) He said all these figures
vould have to be increased for the
toming year if the schools retained
personnel of equal ability, stating
the need at a minimum of $13,000.
The city commissioners plainly
jcpressed the opinion that operating
the schools was school board
function and not city function, according
to the Statutes, and Mayor
Fulton said, "You fellows are going
to have to do something and stand
on your own bottom. Somebody's
been asleep at the switch up there."
He also pointed out that taxable val
tes in the city had increased to $5,>92,000
which would increase their
"We're pleading this time for tem
porary relief and won't be back again."
Mr. Kincaid replied.
>With the remark, "It's not the
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Xiwanis To Sponsor
Donkey Ball Gapie
Donkey baseball will come to
Kings Mountain Friday night.
June It, when the Klwanis club
sponsors a game at City Stadium,
featuring local players. '
B. S. Neill, who made the an
nouneement said be was not
Nody to announce complete lineup?
for ths two teams- but said
lutilwr details would bo announced
The game will bo played according
to softball rule?, except that
Instead of Innings, a time limit
of 12 minutes. Instead of three
outs, will determine the changing
of fielding and hitting positions
of the teams.
Time of the game will be 8 p.m. ,
he association would meet at Kings
Mountain Drug Company Monday
evening to discuss naming of a