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City Limits (1940 Census) 6.574
Immediate Trading Area 15,000
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VOL. 59 NO. 30
Local News I
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WRIGHT ON LEAVE y
Robert Wright, city employee at v
. the filter plant, has beer) on a
two-weeks leave of absence since b
.. July 12. The city precautionary F
measure was taken at the advice o
of Dr. Mitchell, county health offi- I!
cer, after Mr. Wright's child was
found to have polio. si
BUILDING PERMITS Ji
Two building permits were issu ii
ed by S. A. Grouse, city clerk, at It
City Hall during the past week. $
v Permit was issued to W. A. Wil- y
liams for construction.. of two ?
new five-room dwellings on York w
road, valuation $8,000, and Wil- s<
Ham T. Ledbetter for addition of a ti
room to dwelling on Lackey street,
$250, both permits issued on Mon- si
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ENLISTS IN NAVY w
James Oren Fulton, son of Mr. c<
and Mrs. P. D. Fulton, 400 E. King
street, nas ennsiea in me n?vy i &
and has been sent to San Diego, y
Calif., for basic training at the ft
Navy Training Center, according tl
to announcement form the Spar- o
tanburg Navy Recruiting Station, j f<
LIONS MEETING e
Members of the Kings Moun- j S(
tain Lions club will hear a varie- v
ty program at their regular meet-'
ing Tuesday night at 7 o'clock. ?
' according to announcement by
Hilton Ruth. The meeting is tenta
tlvely scheduled for the tyomaiT?*,T|
Club. Club members will be noti- \
P fled In event of Change of meeting
ROPER AT CENTRAL METHODIST . t<
Sheldon M. Roper, an attor- i
ney of Lincolnton will speak at I #.
Central Methodist church Sunday j
, morning at 11 o'clock. Mr. Roper is
one of the outstanding laymen of | tl
his church and Is known through- Ci
out the state as an outstanding ?
attorney. Some tfme ago he spoke 1
to the local Klwanis club and 1 *
through popular demand he .has |y
been invited to speak here Sun- 1
day. The public Is Invhed to hear n
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BRIDGES CHAIRMAN .. e
Glee A. Bridges, of Kings Moun- w
tain, was named chairman of the" ^
Cleveland county board of commissioners
last week, succeeding
the late Dr. S,- S. Royster. Since
appointment of Z. V. Cline, Sr., of t<
Shelby, to the vacancy on the
board it now includes Mr. Bridges, p
I Mr. CMne and D. D. Lattimore. Mr. M
Cline was also selected as the n
Democratic nominee for the November
election, replacing Dr.
Books Will Open .
M Registration books for the city
charter election, scheduled for August
28, will opert Saturday at the '
five polling places.
No new registration is required,
niieoAHo enolotoroH fn unto In ro. n
nuu |rcirvin> t?.5 ?*?W VV? '***?. ?< - -W r
cent municipal elections will be ell- o
glble to vote. However, city f<
officials pointed out that citl- t<
zena frequently register for county a
elections and think one registration v
will accomplish for both. They are
urgipg all citizens to . check with A
their registrars to determine that b
their names are on the books. v
The registrars will be at the five c
polling places from 7 a. ra. to 7 p. m., 9
each Saturday through August 14. p
' Ward 1?City Hall. C. L. Black, t
Ward 2?City Hail, Mrs. Humes li
Houston, registrar. C
Ward 3?Phenix Store, D. C. Pay- A
sour, registrar. t
Ward 4?Kings Mountain Manu- v
faoturing Company clubhouse, C: P. A
Goforth, registrar. t
Ward 5?Victory Chevrolet Com- C
ifiL pany, I. Ben Goforth, registrar.
- The city board of commissioners b
will hold a special meeting Monday a
night at City Hall to discuss two ]
proposed charters from which the 1
citizens will choose in the August i
28 voting. v
fax Rate 31-34
Kings Mountain citizens will pay
aunty, taxes on their properties this
ear on the basis of-Sl-34 per $100
This rate was adopted .by - the
oard of county commissioners last
riday. as it also adopted a budget
f $359,83?) for the fiscal vear 1J189.
The tax rate lor Number 4 townflip
is thus increased by 14 cents
ver the tax rate for the year ending
line 30. The increase is represented
i a general increase of that amount
i the county-wide rate which is
1.09, as compared with 95 cent-s last
ear. The additional 25 cents is a
:hool district tax. revenue from
'hich goes to the operation of the
2hoois in the Kings Mountain dis ict.
The rate for other Number 4 townhip
citizens ? those who live out- j
ide the Kings Mountain school dis- ,
ict ? will be $1.19. Grover, Beth- I
'are and No. 3 school tax is 10 j
Principal increases in the county
ppropriations for the forthcoming
ear are for debt service, accounting
?r seven of the 14-cents increase,
tree cents for the county hospital,
ne for the health department, one
>r old age assistance.
The budget includes a five perent
increase in pay for all county
mployees, and sets up a $10.00Q resrve
for a county-wide property realuation.
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Kings Mountain Manufacturing
ompany, which had been closed
>r an "extended" July 4 vacation,
jsumed operations Monday on a
However, Aubrey Mauney, head of
le concern, said the picture as to
ontinued operation^ is not too good
t the present, and he still reported t
need for orders for the company's
Also back in operation was Mau- !
ey* Hosiery Company, W. K. Maun- |y,
Jr., reported a bright note, in an- ;
ouncing that the firm had obtaind
an army sock contract, which
rould put back in operation some
machines which have been idle for i
Mrs. Mary B. Goforth, mJnager |
f the employment office here, said |
tat Job applications at her office
)tal about 300.
"Of course, we're making some
lacements," Mrs. Goforth stated, j
hut franlrlv tho annlinante nut. I
umber the Jobs." "
Sunday night's union service |
will/be held at Central Methodist i
thurch. Rev. L. C. Pinnlx, pastor
of the Baptist church, is scheduled [
to deliver the sermon.
'Crusade For Chili
Underway; City P<
The Crusade for Children cam- 1
'aign, which is being conducted all'
vet the .United States and in fifty>ur
other nations to obtain funds
o feed starving children in Europe
nd Asia, |s well under way in Cleeland
Rev. J. D. Sheppard, pastor of the
iscension Lutheran Church in Shely,
is chairman of the county drive
rhich has as It*s goal $5040. A large
ommrittee is working with Rev. Mr.
heppard in making known to the
eople of this county the dire need
or food for these pitiful children.
The Federation of Women's Clubs
s sponsoring the campaign in North
'arollna and 1n Kings Mountain,
Irs. Aubrey Mauney, president of
he Senior Woman's Club is working
irtth a comm'ttee which includes
tr*. Paul Mauney, Mrs. Ruth* G*m>le,
Mrs. I. G. Patterson, Mrs. C. C.
>ates and Jay Patterson.
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?i ine next rew a ay* letters will
? sent to the cftlaens of the town
isklnp that a donation be mailed to
ifrs. I. G. Patterson, treasurer for the
ocal campaign. Mrs. Oates. presllem
of the Junior Woman's Club,
vho is 1n charge of the publicity,
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Oak Grove Outing
The Kings Mountain Kiwanis
club, which was scheduled to visit
the Oak Grove community for a
picnic supper Thursday night,
cancelled the outing due to the
polio situation, it was announced
"It was with real regret that we
cancelled the outing," said John
L, McGill, president of the club,
"but the advice of doctors is that
it would be safer tc avoid outing3
of this kind until the polio situation
Mr. McGill said the club was to
meet as usual at the Woman's
Club at 7 o'clock.
Class On Tout
Some thirty members of the Bethware
veterans farm class journeyed
to Clemson Agricultural and Mechanical
College, Clemson, S. C., on
Tuesday for a trip through the
school's vast agricultural set-up.
Myers Hambright, Clemson graduate
and Bethware agricultural teacher,
was in charge of the class trip
along with Veterans Administration
instructors, J. S. Ware, Amas Best,
and Ted Ledford.
Also accompanyng the group were
farmers J. C. Owens, W. W. Putnam,
J. C. Handle, Theodore Herndon, and
At the college the group heard
a practical discussion of management
practices at the hog barn, beef
cattle bam, and pastures by Professor
Professor Barrett conducted the
a teue-ef the dairy
an/1 /H cm i ccoH fho 1 a tact In Hatw
Uiwwaovw V MUII/
Prof. C. L. Morgan, head of the
Clemson poultry department, discussed
poultry raising with the
The class also made a field trip
last Friday in the Fallston area. Joe
Craver, soil conservationist, conducted
the tour, which included sev
eral good demonstrations on pastures,
cattle, hay crops, corn, cotton
fish ponds, and other farm practices.
Members of the class making the
Clemson trip included: John Roberts
Hugh Falls, James Led better, John
Ledbetter, John Moore, Odes Webb,
Hill Lowery, Willis Harmon, Alec
Owens, Charles Owens, Howard
Hamrick, Arthur Ware, Hoyle Camp,
J T. Camp. C. F. Camp, Paul Camp,
Hubert Lovelace, Holland Home,
John McKee, Walter Rahdle, C. B.
Clary, Owen Hufij tetler, Willie Pyron,
Robert Gantt, Billie Phifer, J. H.
Kelly, Rob Ware, Lloyd Turner, Law
rence Seism, Curtis Ware, WIMiam
Thrift, and Russell Putnam.
TCinor* Mountain hntfinaca oafah.
lishments are required to purchase
privilege licenses by August
1. . Those who fall to purchase
the licenses will be charged
a 5 percent penalty after that
date, according to announcement
by city officials. Licenses may be
purchased at "City Hall.
asks that donations be sent whether
a letter Is received or not, since the
committee doesn't have a complete
fist of the entire town.
Crusade for Children 1s the name
of the drive being launched by the
American Overseas Aid-United Nations
Appeal for Children, an organization
set up through the United
States Secretary of State and Department
of Agriculture, to raise
money to feed the more than -460
million children who are starving
In the world today.
"Although the war ended three
years ago, the need exists today ?
need of food, medicine, clothing and
shelter. In county after country the
srory is Tne same, inness ami ensefLse
have increased and physicians
state that malnutrition Is dangerous
ly affecting 60 percent of the next
generation, the children who are
growing up today," Mr. Sheppard
Kings Mountain is getting another
opportunity to share with others and
local committee members have expressed
confidence that they will
have ho trouble In reaching the
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C.. Friday. July 23. 1943
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Officials Not Vol
Informed Of Local
Details of Draft
With five tyeeks remaining before
first registrations under the new
peacetime draft Saw arc -seh'eduted
to begin. Cleveland County was still
somewhat in the dark regarding tht
I new &et-up for service inductions.
Everett A. 'Houser, Jr., Cleveland
county clerk of court, one of three
men charged with the duty of setj
ting up a county draft board, said
Wednesday he had received no information
concerning present plans
for administration of the law.
Others who with Mr. Houser will
;set up the draft board are C. H
Hendrix, chairman of the county elections
board, and Horace Grigg,
county superintendent of schools.
Mr. Houser said It was his opinion
there would only be one draft
board in the county for the peacetime
draft, and that this board
would be at Shelby. Some small
counties, he anticipated, would be
combined for draft purposes, with
i only one board, while some large
i counties would have more than one.
President Truman recently made
the draft law effective by ordering
the Starting of registration and subsequent
inductions. According to
present plans, registrations will begin
August 30, beginning with men
35 years of age, and working down
According to the law, all men If
through 25 must register. However,
! the law stipulates that men must
be 19 before they are inducted.
Indications from General Lewis
B. Hershey, head of the peacetime
draft, and from President Truman,
;are that Inductions will begin with
the oldest age group. It is also esI
timated that inductions will not begin
until around October 1.
The armed forces has offered a
special invitation to 18-year-olds to
volunteer for the service. They promise
a one-year hitch for 18-yearolds
who volunteer, enabling them
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Auto Lane Coming
Back August 4th
' Motor Inspection Lane 5 will make
t Its third visit to Kings Mountain or
i At I Or 11 oi A #/v? n 1 rt 4air ntr o/torvr rl
nu^uoi 1 AVI <X AV/-UA/ aio/( awv/iuing
to a recent announcement b>
the state department of motor vehicles.
'Attention is also being called to
new deadlines on the inspections, as
the department urges motorists tc
speed up the rate of inspections.
At the end of June, only aboul
One-fourth the number of automo
biles registered in the state had
The new requirements are as fol
AU motor vehicles of year models
up bo and Including 1936 and vehi
cles of year models 1947 and 19W
must be inspected by August 31.
Year models 1937 and 1946 must
be inspected by September 30.
Models 1938, 1939, 1943, 1944 and
1945 must be Inspected by Oct. 31.
.Models 1940 and 1942 must be"in
spected by November 30.
Models 1941 and 1949 must be
checked by December 31.
Mis. Nelll's Rites
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Funeral rites for Mrs. Carrie Shuford
Neiil, 82, mother of B. S. Neill o1
Kings Mountain, were held Sunda)
afternoon at 2 o'clvvk at Cavines!
Funeral Home in Mooresville.
Mrs. Neiil, who would have beer
83 years of age in September, diet
Saturday morning at 7:40. She hat
been in failing health for sometime
but had been seriously ill for 1<
days. Death was attributed to t
Widow of James A. Neill, she wai
a native of Catawba county. How
ever, the had spent most of her llf<
In Iredell county. Interment wai
made In Stateevflle.
i Also surviving is another son, W
L. Neill, of Tyler, Texas.
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LECUON HEAD?Ollle Harris. King
Mountain businessman, will be In
stalled as commander of Otis E
Green Post 155. American Legion
at a post fish fry at the Trout Clul
I Saturday night. Mr. Harris will sue
ceed John W. Gladden as common
Legion Fish Fry
waiuiuaj Any ill
, Installation of officers of Otis E
Gregn.Ppu 135, American Legion
I postponed from the regular meet
lne of July, will be conducted at .1
' (post flth fry scheduled for the Trou
Club Saturday night at 7:30.
1 Post offleals are urging a ful
attendance at the outing.
j Post members who do not havi
; transportation to the Trout Clul
should be at the City Hall by sevei
j o'clock, and transportation will b<
' Price of the feed is $1.25, accordinj
to an announcement by Huber
j Guests Of Jaycees
Participants in last month's heau
ty contests conducted by the King
Mountain Junior Chamber of Com
| merce were guests of the organlza
tion at a supper meeting held at th
' Woman's Club Tuesday night.
' Feature of the program was show
, ing of motion picture films of th
national Jaycee convention at Phil
adeiphia and 01 the local beaut;
, contest by D. D. Saunders.
i Miss Peggy Smith, chosen "Mis
? K'fgs Mountain bf 1948", also gav<
a resume of the activities of the con
I testants in the state contest heli
J last weekend at Wrlghtsvllle Beach
I Membership Chairman Hoyle Mc
Daniel welcomed Sam Collins as .
new member of the organization.
> J "Host" Saunders
Visitor Gets Awat
Police are looking for a slightly
'built man with black bushy hai
and sideburns who made an un
., wanted visit to the home of D. L
Saunders on Church street Monda;
afternoon. And when they find hin
1 (if'they do) they've got a breakinj
and entering charge and a robber;
| charge against him.
The visit would have gone ver;
. vkell of Mr. Saunders hadn't put ii
f 'appearance at an Inopportune timt
II Mr. Saunders went to his home a
j bout 1:30 intending to do some yan
work. He drove around to the bacl
and found the gentleman with th
j sideburns coming out the door, cat
rying a weekend bag, and wearln
I k..? ? _ j
Drown ana wnire snoes.
: The conversation, according t
Mr. Saunders, went something Ilk
Mr. Saunders: "Byy, what you dc
i lng In that house?"
The man: "Does Bryte Blackwe;
? live here?"
s About this time Mr. Saunders'nc
ttoed that the shoes and bag, whlc
h had seemed to remember seeln
somewhere before, were actually hi
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PRICE FIVE CENT
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> Doctors Report
Two More Cases
During Past Weel
Kings Mountain citizens snifft a
: ' DD I' and counted up two rtKire c
ses of polio this'Wcek.
e The two additional cases hroug:
tile total of infantile patalysis. c ae.s
which ita'vc occurred in Kin- .
, Mountain , to 11?ajmost half :
total of 23 reported i n C'levelih
Tin? t wo new .case-, .reported h; '
Kings Mountain doctors are:
Karen Coins', 21 -month-old dai
ghtor. of Mr. and Mrs. Bovce Gd:r> -
who live in the Craft spun Mill coir
Franklin Yates Oorrity, eight-ve- ;
old son of Mrs. Dora Faye' MeDanie..
who. lives on Waco Road.
| Both were hospitalized at (la.
s| tonia's Orthopedic hospital.
Dr. W. L. Ramseur attended ,th*
i Coins child, and Dr. J. E. Anthony
attended the Dorrity child.
Dr. P. E. Hendricks reported Thurs
day morning he had had no add.
tional cases during the past week,
and Dr. P. G. Padgett had had no
* ! new cases on Wednesday.
' | Meantime, the cfty was conduc
uUng its city-wide DDT spraying, in .
* the hope that the spread of the dis*
ease might be halted.
The spraying, begun last weetr
end, was still underway, and City
Engineer E. C. Brandon, Jr., said the
Job should be completed by the en
of the week.
j Jake Sipes and a cirew of city men
were doing the spraying and were
making a point of getting the bug
killing solut)On in nooks and cran
nles of all houses and buildings.
' The city, in cooperation with coun
l? ty sanitarlons. are also making a.)
" effort to otherwise clean up th
a town, in the belief that polio r<
1 suits from unsanitary condition.
City health ordinances in respect ?>
1 hog pens are being enforced an ?
other measures planned to bettc.
Parents and children, meantime
were abiding by the ban on pub!
1 gatherings of youngsters under 1
e as best they could. Many mother
were reporting strained nerves for
I both themselves and the "coope '
t up" youngsters.
But, essentially, the ban was beln
Lake Montonia, popular swirr
mlng place, was almost deserted it
young people, following the ban o
swimming for children, and Sund i
. school classes and moving pictu ?
s shows were being attended only b/
. older Polk.
How long would the ban contir
t This question was unanswered
ft would continue, according to ci*
and county officials, until the ep't
e demic seemed to have spent itself.
y j METER RECEIPTS
raraing meter receipts since
sj the ordinance went into effect toe
taled $1,743.60 this week with the
tj addition of the $162.28 collected
l.| the week ending on Wednesday
Three-fourths of the total is de .
a j tlned to the company for paymen
of the meters.
Loses Foot Race;
' With Nice Hani
l own belongings.
r He yelled: "You know good ar
well Bryte Blaekwell doesn't live
.. here. Say, you've got on MY SHOES '
y With that the man immediate'.;'
rt parted company with the bag whir >
g jhe threw to the gfound, and, at c
y| ; .
Washington. D. C., police notlfl
y od tho local police department
ii that they h=d arrested Jack Nor
!. ris. alias Jimmy Martin. A chec:
at the Spine le prison camp re
d 1 realed a picture of N orris, and D.
k L. Saunders Identified him m th?
e man who had broken Into hi t
| house Monday afternoon. Acer
cording to local police. Morris.
originally from Gastonia. was re- '
o | cently released from the state
e prison camp after completing sen
tence on a narcotic charge. Re Is
also wanted by Charlotte police.
II speed which would make track me
envious, took off at a fast pace. V
> Saunders w?s In hot pursuit, bur "
h | was to no avail. The robber so g
disappeared Into the woods In 4 the
Is' (Cont'd on page eight)