Clt,' Limits (1940 Census) 6.S74
Immediate Trading Area 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
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VOL.59 NO| 34
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I Local News
_ HOMECOMING SPEAKER
The Rev. Wm. H. Slender, pastor
of the St. Matthew's Lutheran
church will l?e the guest speaker
at the homecoming service of St.
Mark's Lytheran church at Crouse,
on Sunday morning, at 10:45. This
is the home chufch of many of
Kings Mountain residents and a
large crowd is expected. The picnic
dinner usually held after the
church service has been called off,
as has the afternoon service.
Two building permits were issued
at City Hall during the past
week, one to John Ross on Wednesday,
for addition of a room to
dwelling on W. Ridge street, $1,700,
and to Jessie W. Martin on,
last Friday, for a new three-room
dwelling on the Falls Property,
SERMON BY COOPER
The Rev. Edgar M. Cooper, of
Pottstown, Penn., will be the guest
speaker at St. Matthew's Lutheran
chtirch, Sunday nriomlng, August
22, at 11:00 a. m. Mr. Cooper
is a native of Kings Mountain.
Pi* ffci n ff" hfTftfot1' riu"
" ^ k?j awl n?v.
?we<V ending Wednesday totaled
$160.37 according to a report form
the office of City Qlerk S. A.
Crouse. No slugs were found in
the meters for the first time, it
This week's union service is to
he held Sunday evening at eight
o'clock at Central Methodist church.
Rev. W. L. Pressly, pastor of
Boyce Memorial ARP church, is to
deliver the sermon.
RE SURFACING COMPLETED
City Engineer E. C. Brandon,
Jr., reported Wednesday that Sher-.
rill Paving Company of WinstonSaiem
had completed the. job of
re-surfacing city streets according
KIWANIS MEETING '
Members of the Kings Mountain
Kiwanis club were to view a motion
picture at the regular meeK
ing of the club Thursday night at
7 o'clock at the Woman's Club.
Jesse Kiser had arranged the program.
Bonnie Mill Getting
A Face-Lowering .
The Bonnie Mill isn't going to Jook
quite natural in a few days.
Workmen are now busy tearing
off the familiar tower which graces
most manufacturing plants built at
^ the time the Bonnie was constructed
m in 1900.
" Superintendent Jacob Cooper said
the tower served an important function
at that time, housing a water
tank necessary to the operation of
the mill. Inroads of modern water
systems now make the tower unnecessary,
thus it is being lowered to
folio Likely To Delay
Kings Mountain city schools
ban boon tentatively schodulod
to open on September 1. bat Superintendent
Jk N. Barnes said
Thursday be doubted If the
ecbeels could be opened on that
date due to the polio situation.
Be was making an effort to contact
county health authorities
Thursday, but the development of
four bow cases boss In the pat
seven days make it unlikely that
decision to lift the ban would
Mr. Borneo udd be thought the
postponement, tf mi. Would
be at least a week. If net longer.
According to original schedule,
a general IsncUsie meeting would
be held en Angnet 31. with school
to open the foOewtng day.
ies Voting ,
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1 Section Eleven
. The City board of commissioner
voted unanimously at a special ses
sion Tuesday afternoon to. offe
three choices to the voters in th
City-charter election of August 28.
THe voters will' choose betweei
the two forms offered previously a
Charter "A", the manager, mayot
council form, and Charter "B" thi
mayor-council form, and the pres
ent charter as is.
.City officials indicated VVednes
day that the voters wil he asked ti
list a second choice.
The board, in taking its positioi
in spite of objections voiced at th<
public hearing Monday night, tool
he advice of City Attorney E. A
Harrill, who said D. Z. Newton
Shelbylawyer, concurred with him
Mr. Harrill said it was his opinioi
that the board could not legally of
.'er the options on the ward metho<
of voting and of school board selec
cion as requested by some citizen
The city commissioners, in a spe
laI session Monday night followinf
;he hearing, had voted unanimously
to offer the options "if they are le
The board did make some change
, in the charters as offered, (publish
ed on page 7, Section 1 of today'
edition of the Herald.)
j The board ordered deleted the con
section in the mayor-council char
ter, wjiicn gave what some calle<
"dictatorial" powers to the manage
or mayor. Section 12 and 83 a) wen
also struck out' These sections call
ed for recount of votes in the pre
vious election to fill vacancies 01
the city council.
The board also changed Section
21 and 21 ta) relating to publica
tion of ordinances. It added a por
tion to Section 21 which provide
that, on an ordinance sufficientl;
long, the substance atone may t>
published, and also added Sectioi
21 (a) which provides that, in cas
of special emergency involving t*
. health and welfare of the people, thi
requirements for publication of 'or
dinances may be waived.
Several qther minor word change
were made to comply with stab
4 statutes, it was announced, bu
i none made any substantial chang.
(Cont'd on page eight)
Frances Goforth Dramc
Plays Barter Theatre
"Widow Walk," a new play co
authored by Miss Frances Gofortl
Of Kings Mountain, is playing thi
week in the nationally known Bar
ter Theatre of Abington, Va. .
The play whfch takes place In ,
Charleston, S. C., waterfront . te
room, feature? Guy Kibbee, well
known #tage and screen actor as th
leading star of the cast. Mr. Kibbe
plays the part of an old seaman ii
< the three-act comedy. Mr. Kibbee'
daughter Shirley plays the role of i
ipert young lady from Laurlnburg.
Collaborating with' Miss Gofortl
on the play wag Howord Rlchardsoi
of Black Mountain, who also co-au
thored "Dark of the Moon", a Broad
day hit of two summers ago.
'AWPnHina thn nnh?lnr?
? ? - B ?<av v|?vii?ii5 ai l"C *>?*
j ter Theatre Monday evening wer
Mise Goforth's mother, Mrs. R. I
Goforth, and Mrs. Eugene Goforth.
Doctors Report Ft
Cases During We
Kinp Mountain doctors roporte
four additional cases of polio . ha
1 developed during the past weei
in a survey made by the Herat
- The four new cases brings th
. Kings Mountain area total tc 1
j since the epidemic began.
I Dr. P. E. Hendricks reported thre
casta. They are:
Harry Mehon, 15, who lives ut th
Norria Crowder, 14.
TV>mmy Hickman, seven-year-ol
colored child, who jives on Carper
The Meltdn child became ill At
gust 13, the Crowder youth on Sur
Kings Mountain. N. C
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< NEW PRINCIPAL ? Rowell Lane
new principal of Kings Mountaii
| 'High School, arrived here this weel
,[ to assume his duties. Mr. Lanie wa
, last week awarded the degree o
Master of Arts, following graduai
j .studies at Wake Forest college. H<
. comes here from Marion, where h
s served as principal. He succeeds J
E. Huneycutt, who recently acceptet
. the superintendence of Rockinghan
y city schools.
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On Shelby Radio
A number ol Kings*Mountain res
- dio on Saturday morning, Augus
3 28, when 'Tops With Talent," a reg
r ular Saturday morning program o
e WHOS in Shelby will originate fron
: the Woman's Club house here.
WHOS station manager'Robert \1
Wallace and Rev. J. D. Shepparc
master of ceremonies, will presen
s the program with the assistance o
Miss Be'ty Kails, who will be ii
charge of securing talent for the firs
s half of the program and Miss Fran
y ces Summers, who will secure talen
e for the last half of the program.
Actual time on the air will b
^ from 10:00 until 10:30 a. m. but th
program at the club house will con
e tinue for another thirty minutes.
A prize will be given to the win
ner as well as a chance to compet
with other Saturday morning win
e ners for the grand prize of this Ste
Mr. Sheppard, in making the an
nouncement, said, "This progran
- has been on the air for moTe thai
two years and we are happy for i
to originate in Kings Mountain. W
are looking forward to being ther
and having your talent on the pro
I" gram. The public Is cordially invit
ed to attend and we expect a larg
8 number." He also stated that tb
morning services at St. Matthew*
Lutheran church would be broad
a cast oyer WOHS on Sunday, Au
a gust 29.
e Lutheran Group
n On Radio Sunday
a A group from the St. Matthew'
Lutheran Sunday school will hav<
charge of the Sunday school radi
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' Droaaeast irom Shelby over statioi
n WQHS, on Sunday morning fror
10:00 to 10:45 a. m.
Mrt. G. E. Stllfwill direct the pro
' gram and others assisting her wil
e be Mrs. Wm. H. Stender, Mrs. Jame
>. 8. Simpson, Miss Betty Falls am
Miss Roberta Stender. .
nut More Polio
ek; Local Total M
d day, and the Hickman boy on Mon
d day. c,
Dr. P. G. Padgett reported th
d fourth case. He -is Jerry Lingerfeh
five-year-old son of a local oab drl
e ver, who lives on the Shelby High
8 way near the Wayne Ware honu
j Dr. Padgett reported the Llngerfel
e child had only a n.f'd <*? <;. uf th
4 four, the Crowder youth had . th
e worse case, it appeared.
The ban on public gatherings fc
i children under IB was still bein
d continued and there seemed no Im
i- mediate likelihood of lifting I
with the emergence of the new cat
i- es here and elsewhere in the eoun
I- ty, according to health officiate.
.. Friday. August 20. 1948
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ion In Chart
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Attended By 40;
Options Souaht i
Some 10 Kings Mountain citizens
attended the public hearing called
by the city board of commissioners j
Monday night and almost unanimously
asked" the board io:
<1 Grant options in the charters J
on the method of electing board
'members (electing -at large vs. al- I
lowing citizens to vote only for a
t board member from the ward in
I which they live:) . i
I (2) Grant options, for retaining!
i the school board election- system as i
it is (six-year terms staggered vs.
i the two-year, non-staggered term
, offered in the two charters.)
j <3) Delete Section 11, a clause ,
k which gave the city manager full (
s power over hiring and firing of ,
f personnel and which would have ,
9 prevented any member of the coune
cil from recommending the hiring (
0 or firing of any city employee.
[. Majority of the citizens presertt ,
j indicated favoring return to the
a ward-voting method, with only, the
i mayor to be elected at large, and
i retention of the school board set-up ,
! on-Its present basis,
i Mayor H. Tom Fulton declined tc
I serve as chairman at the meeting
pointing out that it was- a citizens
meeting and that he preferred tc
have a citizen preside. J. E. Herndor
than was chosen unanimously to
serve as chairman. After City Eng(V
peer E. ft. had briefly
outlined' the fwocnarters offered
Chairman Herndon asked, "What
'does it say about the wards?"
*. . Thus opened the discussion on the 1 ,
a voting procedure.
B. D. Ratterree was the first
[. spokesman to endorse the so-called j1
1, ward -method of voting. He said.! ]
t "That, thing (the proposed charters)
f is so long, I didn't read it all. Back 1
n ! \ (Cont'd on page eight)
i Rites Conducted
l For Col. Hunter
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. j Funeral services (or Col. Baxter
' Ross Hunter, 75, U. S. Army Medical
e Corps, retired, a former Kings Moun*
tain physician, were held Thursday
" morning at 11 o'clock at Sardis ARP
church near Charlotte. . j"
The Rev. P. L. Grier conducted the
n rites and interment was in the Sarn
<Hs church cemetery.. |i
Col. Hunter died at his home in j
e Charlotte early Wednesday morn- .
e ing. He had been in declining health
for the past 30 months.
, "Col Hunter, a native of Mecklene
burg County, was the son of the late 1
t. Richard Brown and Margaret Can- 1
s non Hunter, He graduated from Ers.
kine College, Due West, S. C., and
. received his medical education in
St. Louis, Mo. He saw service in the ,
Spanish - American War and World
War I during his long career in the
During World War II Col. Hunter
was actively engaged in work to aid
s the war effort, devoting full-time
e service to the Charlotte rationing
n Surviving are his wife, the former
n M?s? e McMann of Moline, 111.,
a daughter, Mrs. Frank Thompson
of Tampa, Fla., a sister Mrs. E. IL
Alexander ?f Charlotte; three broil
thers, O. C. and J. L. Hunter of Char-'
S I At to a r.H Or 1 W Utiwtor Cnn.
d tanburg, S. C., and a grand-daughter,
Ann Thompson, of Tampa, Fla. ,'J
Patrick Elected Home
Itr. P, D. Patrick, of Kings
Mountain was elected chairman
of the Horn* Missions association
: Of the General Assembly of the I
e Pmsbyterian cfetirch in the United
t, I States, to servo two years, at the
[. I mooting of the association at Man.
I treat yesterday. Ho succeeds See.
>. W. B. Hartop of Charleston, W.
e This association is composed of
e homo mission executives and suppertntendents
and chairmen of
r home mission committees in the
g synods and Pioslryto'iss of the assosnbly
and Its annedl sissiin here
It is open to all hsnse mission pastes*
and workers attending the annual
i- Miintgssl innfwncs en hoase mis.
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LIONS SPEAKER ? U. S. Senator [1
Clyde R. Hoey, of Shelby, will ad- i<
dress members of the Kings Mountain
Lions club at their regular it
meeting Tuesday night at 7 o'clock S
at the Woman's Club, according to a
an announcement by Dan Huff- o
stetler. program chairman. r<
Baker Competing ?
In Plane Events 1
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Kings Mountain's ace model air- w
plane biulder, Tommy Baker, is.com g
peting this week In the Second In- tl
.ernational Model Airplane Contests tl
at Detroit, Mich. n
The Kings Mountain youth, son
oi ur. ana Mrs. L. P. Baker, left Sun- w
day for the Michigan city in company
with his brother Philip Baker. ?
. Young Baker, who has won top s
honors in state and area events for 0
the past two years, will be among ''
iOO top plane builders competing in 11
[he event which began Wednesday h
and which will continue through h
August 24. K
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He is sponsored by the Charlotte h
dealer for Plymouth automobiles. ei
The contests at Detroit are sane-" a
tioned by the Academy of Model Ae- P
City Churches Plan 3
To Mark World Meet
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Bells of Kings Mountain churches si
will begin ringing at 4 o'clock Sun- a
day afternoon, joining with other si
Christian churches throughout the l(
world in marking the assembling to- T
gether of churches of the world at tt
Amsterdam, Holland. iw
Purpose of the Amsterdam m6et- e
ing is to organize a World Council
of Churches. i ^
"Each individual Is psked to stop C
and pray for the blessings of the Al- g
mighty pod upon this organization," R
said W. H. Stepder, pastor of St] n
Matthew's Lutheran church. "It is V
hoped that through such an organization
that the Church will be able Si
to speak in a united front in an an. if?
[horitative way and to unify Chris- h
tian work throughout the world." I
Dellinger Joins Log
Board; Plans Are 1
B. R. Dellinger, Shelby World War
II veteran, accepted appointment to *
the Cleveland county draft board /
Thursday morning_to Joih W. B."
(Bill) Logan, prominent Kings
Mountain businessman and World ,
War n combat veteran, whose ap. j .
pointment was announced early ,
Meantime, Mr. Logan, who had <
been left as. the only member fol- f; t
lowing the unexpected resignation1 i
of Dargan Grigg, of Shelby and the, <
announcement by John Z. McBrayer,
of Shelby, that he could not serve, <
was making efforts to get the board , j
and ks physical facilities organized :
for the beginning of registration on (
August 30, now 10 days hence. ,
Mr. Logan said Thursday morning ,
that the board would be quartered, I <
at least temporarily, in' the Shell*y;
American Legion Hall.
However, Mr. Logan said a registration
place would be set up In j
Kings Mountain for the convenience |
(Cont'd on page eight) i
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I I 0 Today
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Shot To Death
A six-man coroner's jury will con one
at City Hall Friday morning
u 10 o'clock to determine the cause
ind circumstances surrounding the
loath of Betty Smith, 15 year-old
tnmarried (further^ who lost her life
n rhe latest ex|al6sion of violence
n the Shady it'ost community eaTly
Members- of t-he Jurs win he six . .
Cihgs Mountain, citizens. They are
fubert Aderholdt. T. \V,.<;rayspn. I).
Saundiys, F. R. MeCurday, \V. F.
Cngland and Ray Kirby. All have al
i-cuiy visuea tne scone of the
rime and viewed the body of the
If sufficient evidence against any ,
erson or persons is given, it wi!J
>e the jury's duty to bind over the
le'rson or persons for trial in Super
Lodged in jail and held- virtually
ncommuneado are Robert Howell,
hady Rest community carpenter,
nd Ray Sellers, farmer and owner
I Shady Rest Inn. The shooting oc
?d in. the second-floor back bedlam
of the Sellers home between
.*30 and 2:30 a. m. Wednesday .
Accused by Howell of the shooting
i Mrs, Pratt Howell, his wife. How
II told Coroner 01 lie Harris, first
fficer to arrive on the scene after
te shooting was reported, that his
dfe had found him and the Smith
irl in the Sellers home, had shot
tie girl and had wounded him. But
here were indications Thursday
iprning that Howell was changing
is story, Coroner Harris said.'
Mrs. Howell, though not ^rested,
as in custody of Sheriff H. A. Lo
an, Jr., ail day Wednesday. She
"s denied any connection with the
hooting but did appear at the home
I R. L. Plonk, prominent Route 1
trmer, about 3 o'clock Wednesday
lorntng. She told Mr. Plonk her
ushand had appeared at. their
ome in company with the Smith
irl, w'as drinking and had threatned
her. She had then iyft the
ouse with her two children and
ime to the Plonk home, w here she
sked Mr. Plonk to take her to the
Mr. Plonk declined, but did take
er to the home of her parents.
Ray Sellers-, who said his wife was
way, denied being at home, stating
lat he was staying with a sister.
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1IC ICU-liallUU SIIUUMflg VICUIIl
as found in the Sellers home
lumped between two twin beds in
sitting position. She had been
hot twice with a revolver. One bul?t
entered the lobe of the left ear.
he other bullet entered just below
te left temple. It had evidently
een fired at close range as there
'as a powder burn at the point of
Under constant quizzing by Sherf
Logan and his deputies was Mrs.
ladys Burton, sister of the dead
irl, her mother Mrs. Rosie Smith,
ay Sellers' brother Lee, who had
otified police of the shooting, and
Mrs. Burton, who lives at *he
mirh home several hundred yards
om Shady Rest Inn, said Howell
ad visited the home around mid(Cont'd
on page eight)
[an On Drait
lorse Show Plans
Ire Shaping Up
Plans (or tho Fifth Annual Lion*
;iub Labor Day Horse Show wm
' porting rounding woll Into shop*
Entry blanks have boon sont to
inhibitors all over the South, and
ihow offlcals anticipate a largo
lumber of entries. Including some .
>f the best horses In the area.
More than 11 AW is being offerid
in prises, in addition to trophies
). C. McKinney, ticket sales
:halrman, said that tickets will
}o on sale in the near future. Price
>f admission will be SI for each
rent, both afternoon and night,
rrlth children's admission SO cents
for each event. No combination
tickets are being sold this year.
The one day event will feature
19 classes, with events for walk?f
hersss. gal ted horses, ponies,
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