City Limit* (1940 Census) 6.574
Ifnmediate Trading Area 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL. 59 NO. 28
One building permit was issued
at City Hall by S. A. Crouse, city
clerk, during the past week. Permit
was issued on last Friday to
W. J. Goodluck for addition of a
room to dwelling at 217 N. CansJer
street, cost $600.
PARKING METER RECEIPTS
Parking meter receipts for the
week ending Wednesday at noon
totaled $168.54, according to announcement
of S. A. Crouse, city
Regular meeting of the Junior
Chamber of Commerce was held
Tuesday night at the Trout Club.
Regular meeting of Otis D.
Green Post 155, American Legion,
will be held at City Hall Monday
night at 7:30. The meeting will
feature installation of officers for
the forthcoming year. A full attendance
of the post membership
. is being urged.
T. J. Ellison was recently elected
president of the Cleveland
county Mutual Burial Associa
er** re*,ecfed 'SeCreTaTy
<M UNION SERVICE
Sunday night's union service
will be held at 8 o'clock at First
Presbyterian church, with Rev. W.
L. Pressly, pastor of Boyee Memorial
ARP church, delivering the
Burlington Mills Corporation has
released a 30-minute full color mo
vie to be shown soon in the 44 com
munlties in which company plants
aic vj/cj au.U) av-vv/juwi^ IU ail ail'
nouncement by Jack B. Day, super
intendent of Phenlx Mills, Kings
Mountain unit of .thb company.
The movie, which was more thar
a year in production, traces the de
velopment of Burlington Mills frorr
one small plant at -JfcMllngton ir
1923 to its present posinon as one ol
the world's largest producers of ra
The film, entitled, "Fabric of Oui
Lives," was produced by Films foi
Industry. New York, one of the coun.
try's leading industrial movie firms
and was made on location at more
than a dozen representative Compa
ny plants in North Carolina, Virginia,
Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and
in the executive offices in Greensboro
and the sales offices in New
dhfo Superintendent Day stated thai
' the movie will allow employees ol
IP Phenix Mills to see visually for the
first time the variety of -operations
and finished products of the Com
pany as well as the varied activttiei
that take place in the company's It
f manufacturing" divisions and T!
plants. The company is a substantial
producer of women's wear fabrics,
men's wear fabrics, decorative
fabrics, cot-ton piece goods and yarm
hosiery and ribbons.
The movie will be shown first tc
the Company's 25,000 employees and
f will then be made available on request
to other community groups ir
the near future. Superintendent Dai
Miss Frances Summers
Te Glee Radio Program
MIm Frances Summers, talented
soprano and daughter of Mr. am
Mrs. F. R. Summers, will present I
IS-minute program over Radio Sta
"tlon WOKS Shelby on Sunday after
noon at 5:45, k was announced yes
While the full program had no
been announced, it was stated tha
the program would include semi
3 classical selections.
In Second Game;
|Du Court Edged
Two teams have won berths in th.
semi-final round of play in the sec
ona annual western .district semi
pro baseball tournament, Hender
sonville and Maiden, and two team
were billed to come out on top o
Thursday's doubleheader and ente
I the four-team play scheduled fo
! Friday night. First game Friday i
at 6:30 and pits Berkley Mills, o
Hendersonville, against Carolin;
Mills, of Maiden.
Winners of Thursday night's pla,
will face each other in the seconi
l game Fridiiy night.
Mt. Pleasant, winner over Higi
! Shoals 7 to 4 In the first round, 1
due to face Stanley, into the quar
ter-finals' by virtue of a bye, an
Beacon Mills, of Swannannoa, win
ner over Derita 6 to 0 in 1st roun>
play, faces Taylorsville, who drew
bye, in games billed for Thursda
Hendersonville plastered Monro
12 to 3 Monday afternoon and edg
ed DuCourt of Kings Mou.itain Wei
nesday afternoon 6 to 4 in a red lie
Maiden edged Rowan Mills, o
1 Salisbury, 12 to t after downin
I Linvllle 35 to 0 Monday night.
| Winners of Friday nights game
I will advance to the finals wi fnr
i p. m. Saturday.
The tournament is sponsored, b
the Lions club, with John Moss, dis
j trict commissioner, as general chaii
1 -The box scores: .. ...?
? "?? - - WEDNESDAY GAMES Berkley
Mills AB R H PO.
Buddy Stepp, If ... 4 1 1 1
Link Drake, ss 4 0 0 0
Clyde Peek, fb .... 2 X 2 9
Tommy Seltzer, 3b . 5. 0 13
, Clarence Stansell, c 4 117
E. C. Bricklemyer, rf 3 0 0 2
j Harold Abbott, 2b ..' 4 1 1 3
'Dewey Honeycutt, cf 3 10 1
! James Hoots, f .... 4 1 3 O
Hal'Gamble, lb ...-.0 0 0 0
j TOTALS . 33 6 9 27 1
DuCourt Mills ' AB R H PO
Ed Nichoals, 3b 5-1 3 2
James Mauney, ss .. 5 0 1 0
Bob Wells, If 5 0 11
jBill Robinson, rf ... 5. 13 3
j Wayne Quinn, cf ... 5 10 1
[Howard Sams, c ... 3 0 0 7
[Cecil Sheppard. lb .. 2 0 15
^ ; Bill Throneburg, 2b .4 1 1 7
' Jackson Parker, p .. D 0 0 0
Dan Tarlton, p ..... 4 0 10
' z-Gene Nlchoals, lb .2 0 2 1
1 TOTALS 40 4 13 27 11
^ z- G. Niehoals for Sheppard in 6tt
Berkley 060 000 000
DuCourt 000 101 101
f Errors: Seltzer 2, Honeycutt, Maur
ey, G. Nlchqals. Runs batted ir
. Stepp, Peek 2, Seltzer, Hoots 2, Well
(Cont'd on back fage)
[ Mrs. Florence Mim.ms, former an
? well known resident of Kings Moun
tain, died at her home In Kinard:
S. C? Thursday morning. Funera
1 will be held in Kings Mountain Frl
| day afternoon.
She had eaten breakfast Thura
day morning and died sudden!
( Mrs. J. R. Davis, a cousin, is a sur
interment will be in Mountai
k Rest cemetery and the body will b
1 brought to Harris Funeral Home.',
> Lions Schedule
' Family Nloht Picnic
. Officials of the Kings Mountal
' Lions club announced this wee
\ change of the regular meetln
nights for the club to each aecon
and fourth Tuesday.
1 Concurrently, It was also annour
1 ced that the first regular meetln
1 under the new schedule will be
club Family Night picnic Tuesda
" night at Lake Montonla at 7 o'clocl
All members are' being urged t
bring their families ana "well-fille
t . The Lions club has been meetln
on eaeh second and fourth Thur
day evening for the past two year
Kings Mountain. N. C.
D- L.ii m *
sdseoaii, i ravei
A portion of* Kings Mountain's
Jul> . 4th-week vacationers went
back to work Tuesday morning, and
the remainder were viewi'ng the
"shank" of their vacation Thursday,
as they planned to resume regular
work schedules on Monday.
For Kings Mountain citizens ?
particularly those who remained at
p home ? the week of July 4. 1948,
. would go down as one of the hottest
Everybody talked about the weas
ther and exerted principal efforts
toward keeping cool.
r Many Kings Mountain people
r made annual treks to beaches and
s mountains on holiday trips, while
J others stayed at home to rest and
a relax and do odd jobs about their
houses. * t
y < Principal diversion here was the
Jj Lions second annual semi-pro base- '
ball tournament which began Monh
day and will continue through Sats
urday night, while all nearby swim..
ming pools did a rushing business.
d The weekend passed with one vlo
lent death being reported. This ocd
curred Saturday when seven-yeara
old David Roy Connor stepped in
y front pf a train. t
e Business ceased on Saturday1
night, as most business houses took
J a Monday holiday, Service stations
lt and eating places, of course, were
open and did a rushing business.
One service station operator said he
g was doing business "going and
coming," from the same people on
,s the same day. This was occasioned
g by travelers who. Trrvatied mounj
tains and beaches without reserva'tions.
Many failed to find accomy
modations in the crowded resort a[*
reas and had to return home.
Business houses re-opened Tues- j
day for a generally ?rtsk bujinfess. <
Social SecwtW^ay# j
* Widows And Children
5 Figures recently released bv the i
0 Social Security Administration ' dis1
closes that the average payment to
* a widow with two- children is about
0 S48.70 a month: to a widow with
- "three or more Children. ?51.80.
0 ' In quoting these figures. Miss
0 Maddox. Manager of the Gastoni?
- office explained that these amounts
0 are not flat amounts received by all
* widows ahd children, but represent
J the average payments. She pointed
3 out that the law shows special con0
sideration for children and their mo0
thers. Children under 18, and wid0
ows who have children under 18 in
3 their care are eligible for monthly
1 benefits even when the deceased
2 worker was employed in covered
0 jobs only about half the iast -three
0 ; years of his life. Miss Maddox em- j
1 | phasized, however, that no benefits j
- ] are paid automatically. When a I
wage earner dies, it is important for j
i. his family to file claims at once at
* the nearest Social Security Adminis- '
A tra'tlnn fiolH Affile MAniKIu nfltc
vr II MVIUII AIVIU mnvv. iMUIIUIlT 1'Vlll.lllO |
4 to survivors are retroactive for only
? three months. Thus, If a claim is fil-j
t- ed in the fourth month after the
r month in which the wage earner
Is dies, one month's benefits are lost.
j Jack P.rince, well-known Kings j
Mountain man who recently re
turned form a tour of army duty
in Japan, was to address the
Kings Mountain Kiwanis club at
d the regular meeting at the WoI
mrn's Club Thursday night at
M. 7 o'clock.; , - ; , '
j Fail For Septembt
n Plane were announced yesterday _
e for holding the first annual Bethware
Community Fair on September
16, 17, 18, on the grounds of Bethware
Purpose of the fair is to further
stimulate agricultural development
of the community,
n Prizes will be awarded in agrlculk
ture, horticulture, livestock divisions
g and in a women's department, ind
eluding home canning, household
articles, and flowers
HNM*t .1... M ?L.
|.%i ciiiai pious ivr me eveni ortr iu ue
K | mapped at a meeting Monday night
a ; at Bethware school auditorium, It
y was announced.
<, I Officers of the Bethware Commuo
nlty Fair are Meyers Hambright, i
president; and Willis Harmon, sec- j
i rotary. Directors are Boyd Harrelson, i
g Wayne L. Ware, Frank Ware, Willis
s. Harmon and Lama,- Herndon.
a, Following are the department dl!
V.. 'f .
x .V ~$i?- ?- /- ' "t i'-J ' V/,
V-'tvV AV i ' ivaait 52KX>iVA v
? 1? i 4'*"/, ,^>/"// y-"
. Friday. July 9. 1948
Ao /Yen; Cas
Doctors Report '
A check of Kings Mountain phy t
si clans Wednesday afternoon and t
Thursday morning revealed no. fur c
ther cases of polio had been discovered
during the past week. ,
This brought the hope thai there j
would be no epidemic of the dread ;
To date, four cases have been ,
found in the Kings Mountain community,
as reported last week. The , ,
patients, all children, are receiv- ' <j
irtg treatment in various hospitals t
and most are reported improved. .
It was rumored that a Beik child
who lives on Church street was a _
polio victim, but Dr. \V. L. Ramseur,
attending physician, said he had examined
the child and had informed *
the parents to call him if the child ?
failed to improve. Dr. Ramseur said
he had received no further call and
assumed the child was well again.
Another doctor repotted a mild
epidemic of virus infections, with Jl1
symtoms similar to polio. However,
he said, none have developed into
what could be clinically diagnosed
as infantile paralysis. He added that T[
it would be wise for parents to con- ta
suit a physician In event of illness;1X1
of their children, as a precautionary
It was also being recommended
that citizens continue other precau- 1"
tionary measures, such as keeping j:
children from crowds, and keeping lr
premises in a sanitary condition. I n
Seven T^adiers, #
If the Kings Mountain school w
board ran a help wanted classified p
advertisement it would ha\e read
Wednesday: Wanted ? seven tea- w
chers and one high school principal. f(
B. X. Barnes, superintendent of
schools, said this number wouid g
be required to give the city school p
system a complete faculty when
school opens in September. ' s,
In connection with the announce- ' s<
ment, Mr Barnes also annoneed e- Si
lection ol four new teachers for the
forthcoming year. They are: e
Miss Helen Turner, of Fair Bluff, e
grammar grade teacher.
Mrs. H. B. Covington, of Polkviile, d
first grade teacher. |c<
Miss Lorene Stroupe, of Bessemer d
City, grammar grade teacher.
Miss Laura Bell, of Huntersville. ri
Bible teacher. e
Mr. Barnes had previously an- |
nounced election of Everette L. Carl- p
ton. of Winston-Salem, as high a
school coach and teacher of physical ,
education.. ; e
Necessity to elect a new high p
school principal was created three
weeks ago, when J. E. Huneycu.ti re- s
signed to accept the superintenden- .w
oi* r\f RnoIrinrrh Q m oitir ooWaaIo
V J v? ??W wiling IIU 111 V.II J OV.IH/VIJ, J|
BAKER WINS AGAIN
Tommy Baker. _ 19-year old
Kings Mountain model airplane 0
expert, continued his mastery of
the field Sunday when he took top <
honors in the southeastern con- *
tests at Charlotte. He took firsts J
in Class A speed, and Class R
speed divisions, and seconds in
Class S speed and jet-powered di- \
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;r 16. 17. 18 :
1 ' , i:
rectors, and assistants (first named
is the department director):
Agriculture ? Boyd Harrelson, J. ''
S. Ware, \yilHs Harmon, Hugh Falls, a
L. E. Champion.
Horticulture ? Wayne L. Ware, d
Cameron Ware, Lamar Herndon, f
Frank Ware, Russell Putnam.
Livestock ? (cattle department)
J. C. Randall, Ted Ledford, Paul Her- f
mann, Harold Herndon, William "
Livestock ? (sheep department)
Livestock ? (hog department) S
Jack Ware, John Phtfer. T
Women's Department ? Mrs. n
Leonam Oamble, Mrs. Charlies O- ?
wens, Mrs. Alex Owens, Mrs. J. S. f
The event Is being sponsored by G
the Bethware Progressive Club. o
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es Of Polio
Ing Of City
948 City Taxes |
3 Percent Paid
_. ' i
Kings Mountain citizens, taking '
idvantage of the discounts al- ,
owed for pre-payment of taxes. |
lad paid approximately 43 perrent
of the total levy for the year
hrough July '3, according to figires
given by S% A. Crouse. city
Mr. Crouse reported total pay- j(
nents through that date of S38.- j'
151.02, against the total levy of '
>89,529.07 estimated to be receiv- j
>d from this source during the '
rurrent year. 1
Taxes prepaid up to June 30 1
were discounted at two percent. t
Taxes paid this month will carry 1
i discount of one and one-half '
n Heavy Session
A total of 21 cases wen- tried in a j
loliday weekend" session of City t
eenrcters court held at City Hall '
uesday^afternoon, Judge O. C. O'-. v
arrell presiding: (
The session was featured by a va- t
ety of cases, with Jail sentences toiting
360 days. Two cases were dis- !
Buck Floyd, for assault on a felale,
was sentenced three months |
nd costs, suspended on condition
te defendant remain away from
te home of Mrs. Bnclc FlnvH r?or>a.
lg divorce proceedings in Cabar- *
is county court.
William Alfred Valentine, of Gas- 1
>nia, for driving drunk, was senten .
?d SlOO-and coats.
T. C. Perkins was fined $5 and I
jsts for driving without a drivers
cense and the case against Wil- j
am A. Whitesides, charged with
riving without a drivers license. J
'as dismissed after the defendant .
roduced his license.
Boss Eugene Grigg and Bill Bcatty
ere each sent to jail for-thirty days
n public drunkenness.
Case against Grady Brown, char- '
ed with assault with a deadly wca
on, was dismissed. \
Paul Jackson trtoi the Paul Jack- !
Jit employed by the Hera Id 1 was 1
?nt to jail for six months for as- '
ault with a deadly >veapon.
Sam Williams, for public drunk- I
nness and resisting arrest, was find
$5 and c sis. It
Phillip Brooks Cannon. Sr., for' '
riving drunk, was fined $100 and
jsts and ordered to surrender his
rivers license for one year.
A. B. Shufford, for speeding 50 1
liles pet hour, was fined $5 and i
osts. ,. (
Ellis Bishara, of Houston, Texas, a <
roressional wrestler, vyas fined $o I
nd costs for speeding. I
Reynolds Foy Suman, for impropr
display of North Carolina license <
lates, was taxed with the costs. i
Walker Burj-is, charged with as- i
ault with a deadly weapon and
dth public drunkenness, was sen- I
pnced to Jail for four months on the 'I
ssauH count and the public drunk I
nness charge was dismissed.
Nine defendants were convicted i
n charges of public drunkenness, i
itender To Attend
ichool On Missions
Rev. Wm. H. Stender, pastor of St. ]
latthew's Lutheran church has .
een invited by the Board of Social I
fissions of the United Lutheran
hurch in Amerioa to attend a |
chool of Social Missions conducted |-i
ar the southern synods at the Luth- jJ
ran Theological Semln&ry, Colum- j't
fa, S. C. .during the week of JtifJ? '
2-16. V. . it
Mr. Stender serves as chairman of
le Social Missions committee of]5
te Southern Conference and is also t
member of the Synodical commit- N
te. The Board in this school is en- I
eavoring to acquaint a few of the 1
astors with the wider workings and j
nportance of the Social Missions' t
rork. I ^
tiles For Groono
fold On Tuesday ]
Joseph F. Greene, 76, died at his l
ome in Kings Mountain at 8 p. m.
unday. Funeral services were held !
'uesday at 4 p. m. at Mount Harmo- ,
y Baptist church in Rutherford
ounty. The Rev. Floyd Hollar con- 1
ucted the service, and burial was
a an adjoining cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Grady
reene of Shelby and Burley Greene
f Kings Mountain.
J ? V.." _ : ' .. i .. ... -
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I ? Today
PRICE FIVE CENTS
City Is Seeking
Of Civic Clubs
At a ' <e ial session of the city 1
>oard of commissioners hold Wed
tesday afternoon, the board voted
o conduct 'a city-wide DDT spray,
ng and to ask civic organizations to
telp defray costs of the project,
After a lengthy discussion. Mayor
Tom Fulton and Commissioners
I". J. Ellison and Cart Mauney, only
nembers present, decided tha-t an
emergency measure should be taken
o destroy- flies, deter polio, and nth
>twise improve the health of the
rommunity. A motion Was made by
Cllison and seconded by Mauney
hat a 35 percent DDT solution be
irdered from the State Health De
lartment to be sprayed throughout
he town. > .
Since the budget does not include
tuch an expenditure, which was esimated
af $2,000, the board agreed
o ask the civic organizations to buy
he solution, that-cost to be approxmately
$1,300, The remaining $700,
vhich would include labor and ren- ,
al on equipment, to he assumed by
he city, using city workmen and
nachinery as far as possible.
W. C. Stallings, county health of
icer, was present in an advisory ca '
>acity and promised the support of
tis department in instructing crews
if workmen who would cover the
own, spraying the solution on the
jorches of each house and the areas
iround barns and other outbuildngs
where a fertile fly breeding
:ondition was found.
Present plans are to use around
wo gallons of the spray for each
touse and to do this would cost $1 .00
rer house. Mr. Stallings suggested
he spray' method in preference to
he "fogging" which has boon u.se.d
jv nearby towns. "For elirriinating
'lies. be.said, 'nothing can beat the
land .spray but this spray which
/ou plan to use will be much more
dfective than Togging and will cerainly
gel rid of a lot of flies."
Ci.ty Engineer E. ('. Brandon was
nstructed to take immediate steps'
n procuring the DDT. so that spravng
could he done in the- near, full
Killed By Train
Daniel Ray Connor, seven, son of
\}r. and Mrs. Thomas H. Connor, was
nstantly killed last Saturday aft
jrnoon at 12:10 when he ran in front
>f the second section of Southern
Railroad passenger train No. 29 at
he Baker street crossing.
Funeral services were held Modlay
at 3 o'clock at Gilbo Methodist
:hurch near Rutherfordton. with burial
in the Gllbo cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Connor reside in the
Phenix Mills community where they
tave lived since coming here.from
Rutherfordton about 10 months ago.
Surviving in addition to the boy's
parents are a brother and a sister,
Harold Connor and Mildred Connor.
The train engineer was E. W. Ebler,
and the conductor was H. C.
5UCCS. Coroner J Otlie Harric sairl
jn inquest. Was. not required.
Nine Men Enlisted
In Army During June
Nine local men enlisted in the
\rmy Air Force during the month of
lune according to an announce
nent this week by Master Sergeant
rtuman A Billingsley, Shelby re
The men were listed as Charles H.
Smith, Roy K. Camp. Waiter J. Ril>y,
Klugh B. Plumley, Charles F.
lladden, Clyde Black, Nathan H.
Davis, William U. Prince and James
Sgt. Billingsley also announced
hat he can be. located on Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Friday of each
veek at the Postoffice building in
Herald To Be Closed
During This Weekend
The office of the Kings Mountain
Herald will be closed this
weekend, in accordance with an
annual custom to suspend operations
ono weekend during the
i no omce win do ciosod on rrtday
and Saturday, and will reopen
again on Monday morning.