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City Limits (1940 Census) 6.574
Immediate Trading Ana 15.000 I
(1945 Ration Board Ptgum)
VOL. 59 NO. 37
For X'Rdy j
Local News jj
^ Bulletins 1
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MASONIC MEETING ' da
Fairvlew Lodge, 339, A. F. & ctl
A. M., will hold a regular commu-. v.e
nication at the Masonic Hall on "l
Monday night at 7:30 o'clock.
BOARD TO MEET
The city board of commissioners 11
will hold its regular September 00
meeting Tuesday night at 8 o-.
clock at City Hall. City officials ^
said only routine business is currently
listeu on the agenda. V5
Parking meter receipts for the
18th week of operation, which end- ps
ed Wednesday, totaled $150.11, ac- m
cording to a report from the office ec
of S. A. Crouse, city clerk. ai
TO LEGION CONVENTION di
Past Comander John W. Glad- P'
den, Hubert Ad'irholdt, John Hen- "
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ry moss, retry m. nuutrria anu wavld
D. Saunders were to leave for _
Asheville Friday morning to at- ei
tend the annual convention of the 't
Norfh Carolina department of the
American Legion. . pi
f . | yy
SERIOUSLY ILL tl
Ab White, well-known. Kings dl
Mountain man, was still in a se- it
rious condition at Charlotte's Me- be
mortal hospital Thursday. He was iz
reported resting some better Wed- e<
nesday nlght.'afrer several blood ai
, transfusions early in the week.
W PLANNING BOARD D
The city planning board was to ol
meet at City Hall Thursday night
at 8 o'clock to review the initial
zoning survey of the city by Leigh V
Wilson, North Carolina League of |
Municipalities zoning expert,
| Infantile Cases
Now Total 24
The Kings Mountain area listed a ^
total of 24 cases of polio during this 4,
summer's epidemic Thursday morn- if
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A total of three additional cases
had been diagnosed during the past j se
week, and, in addition, Dr. J. E. li
Anthony had been attending physi- |
clan for a case in Gaston county ]
near the T>rive-In theater.
Dr. P. E. Hendricks reported two
cases and Dr. P. G. Padgett reported i
' vnc taoc.
The new cases reported by Dr. j b;
Hendricks are Patricia Anne Mace, I (J
two-and-one-half year old daughter m
of Mrs. Carrie Mace who lives at j
Phenix Mill, and Roy Neil Quinn, j
11-year-old Negro boy, son of Prea- I w
cher Quinn who lives on South Cans ^
ler street. The Mace child became ill i w
September 1 and her case was di- i ff
agnosed as polio on Saturday. The
Quinn boy's case was also diagnos- ?
ed as polio Saturday. He had become j 2
! ill August 30. rW
jyy The additional case reported by |
M Dr. Padgett was Leroy Brown, 17- J i
year-old Negro boy, who lives at 109 ; |
Watterson street. He became ill Sep | ftemiber
1, and the case was diagnos ! j
ed as polio on Sunday. He is receiv- | P
ing treatment at Good Samaritan j
hospital in Charlotte.
The case attended by Dr. Anthony K
on the Gastonia Highway and not a
considered in the Kings Mountain hi
area was Bobby McFee, five-year- ai
old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Mc- lr
Fee. He also became ill August 30,
and was taken to the Gastonia Or- H
thopedic hospital Saturday. ei
rnone umn rians
The Southern Belt Telephone Com U
pany business office will begin ob- oi
serving Wednesday half-holidays ri
on September 22, according to an
announcement wday by W. C. A- fr
dams, district manager. ai
This is * change from the an- te
nouncernem received by lockl tele- H
phone subscribers in their telephone ai
statements in Thursday's mail,
t After next week, the bu#negg of- Ji
flee will be open from 8:90 a. m. to ei
5 p. m. ott Mfimday, Tuesday, Thnrs- it
day and PrMay. k n4W close at Ji
12:15 p. m. on Wednesdays and-Sat- Ji
urdaym. Patrons are being adked to Ji
note the change in schedule. gi
*ees Plan (
Unit To Fi
:o Seek $12,000
Jaycees of Cleveland County wii
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uiiv11 a uiivc wmiiii ine ucai lev
lys to raise $12,000 for the pur
lase of an X-Ray machine as a pr
ntive measure in the continuini
itit against tuberculosis.
This action was agreed upoi
tesday night as Kings Mountaii
ycees vo?ed to join the Shelb;
inior Chamber of Commerce in th
The unit which will be purchat
1 will be similar to the one used b
e U. S. Public Health Service l!
e county-wide T-B survey mad
Plan of operation is to turn th
tit over to the county health de
irtment. Funds for supplementa
aintenance would then be suppll
I by the County T-B associatior
id the health department woui
?e it as a mobile unit, visiting-ir
istriaT firms, schools, and othe
ipulation concentrations all bv?
te county on an annual basis.
Need for the unit is noted in th
ict that tuberculosis, discovere
ifly, can be easily cured, wherea
Is fatal In advanced stages.
Speaking concerning the propose
roject at Tuesday night's meetin
ere Bill Lineberger, president (
ie Shelby Jaycees, Bobby Are;
lairman of the Shelby group's cot
ilttee, J. L. Willkie, and Ralph Gi
?rt, members of the Shelby orgar
ation, and Mrs. W. C. Stalllngs, e>
:utive secretary of the county Tssociation.
Present for the meeting as a gue
I the Kings Mountain Jaycees wa
r. W. L. Ramseur who said 'T kno'
I nothing which these organiza
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Ernest Wright, 5S, remained in
nticai condition at Shelby hospiti
t noon Thursday of Injuries su
(red around 8 o'clock Wednestia
lorning when a state highwa
Limp truck rammed the rear of hi
?0 Model A Ford.
The accident occurred near Byei
(rvice station Just outside the cit
mits on the Shelby road.
Riding with Mr. Wright, who 11\
i on route 2 were his two f >ns, Jes
e Wright, 34, and Sherman Wrigh
}, both of whom suffered bad cut
The 1946 dump truck was drive
y Dorus Ormand, who lives net
ong Creek church, route 2, Kins
fountain. He was not injured.
Patrolman Harolotis H. Daytoi
ho investigated the accident, sai
tat both vehicles were traveling t<
ards Shelby and that the true
immed into the rear of the car e
was slowing for a right turn 01
te highway. Dayton said Mr. Wr
ht was using the proper signal fc
le turn. >
Students. 30 Schc
Once again the time has come ft
ings Mountain to say goodbye ft
few months to a large number t
er young people as prep school
nd colleges begin registration wit
t the ftext few days.
According to a poll made by th
erald this week, which may not b
utireiy complete, eighty-seven boj
nd girls will represent Kings Mou
tin In thirty different schools an
t eight states.
Gardner-Webb leads the field th
ear with thirteen students. Tb
niverslty of North Carolina is ner
n fhe lilt With Mn >nH W C
inks third with eight.
The following list was compile
om church lists and other source
nd if any names have been omi
d, it was unintentional and tn
erald would IHce to be notified t
ny others going away to school.
GARDNER WEBB -Ruddy Medll
imes Hullender, BiliCashlon, Rot
t Nelll, Dwight Ware, Billy Hai
mam WaWnr Tlannnn p. P U/erlinl
tOffl| rWiTTHfTl, V/. ?? WarllCl
? . Eddi* Campbell, Dick Foste
m Hudgins, Bob Patterson an
mrny Bplvey. John Lewis Hea<
-andson of Mrs. Lula Woodwar*
Kings Mountain. N. C..
d ELECTED TO SCOUT POST ? Au- j
i. brt.j Mauney, active Kings Moan?r
tain Bay Scout leader, was notified
,r last week of bis election as member-at-large
of the National Coun-1
e ciL Boy Scouts of America.
s Mauney Elected
* To Scout Council
n Aubrey Mauney, prominent Kings
j. Mountain texile executive, was not.
tified last week of his .election as'
t. member-atlarge of the National
B Council of the 'Boy Scouts of America.
rt i Mr. Mauney's election took place
LS at the national convention of the
w Scout organization at Seattle, Wash,
early in the summer, but announcement
of the new officers was delayed
until last week.
For many years, Mr. Mauney has
U been highly active in the Scouting
program,' both in Kings Mountain
I and ivi fho PloHmnnt fVfcimAI 1 Ho lc
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at present commissioner of the
Kings Mountain district, a former
president of the district, and holds
a. the Silver Beaver award for service j
J i in the organization.
y Mr. Mauney is secretary-treasurer
y and general manager of Kings
Is Mountain Manufacturing Company.
JLocal Women Answer
y ,"WIfe Wanted" Ad
r. Several Kings Mountain bachej.
lors ? and other citizens too?have
t expressed interest in the identity of
s' three Kings Mountain ladies who
answered a "Wife Wanted" advern
tisement run by E. D. Anderson, 48ir
year old Wayne county (Goldsboro)
' j According to a news story from
^ Goldsboro, three local women had
j , expressed interest in t.he proposl- j
j j tion.
k Mr, Anderson's wife died two]
is years ago. He is the father of seven !
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Li cnnaren, nve 01 wnom live at home, j
i- One Kings Mountain bachelor re>r
marked, "They don't have to go that
far do they?" '!
up Includes 87
>ols, 8 States
>r who lives at Gramerton and visits
?r here frequently, is also to enter
>f Gardner Webb.
Is | UNC ? John Plonk Jr., Meek Car-1
h penter, Malcolm Patterson, R. G. I
j plonk, Jr., Iva Jean Beason, Bob Beae
, son, Virginia Summers, John Butler ;
ie i Plonk, Johnny Kerns and Donald Mc
n < N. C. STATE?George Tolleson,
d ; Charles Williams, Jr., John Dilling,
Billy Throneburg, Bill Gantt, G. L.
Is MdDaniel, Jr., Jackie Gamble and
ie Ted Ramsey.
(t WOMAN'S COLLEGE of UNC?
Ie Nancy Dickey, Betsy Toflleson, Peg
gy Arthur and Betty Lynch,
d LTMfiSTONE ? Dorcas Carpenter;
!8 MEREDITH? Mary Beth Hord; ERS
t- KINE ? Norman McGlli.
e GREENSBORO COLLEGE ? Jean
if FVaoL. T? UTaiWL
rm. I VHTI0 auu ?c?ll WOTW.
9AL/BM -* Emelyn Gillespie,
n Frances Rummers, Eleanor Myers
r- DAVIDSON ? Earle Myera, Henry
?, Noisier, Charlee Nelsler, Ralph Norr.
thcutt, and James Herndon..
d ' DUKE ? George Thomaaaon, Mll1,
ton McKetvle and James Throne1,
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Friday. September 10. 1948
Gastonia Girl I
Is Top Winner ,
At Horse Show ?
Rainy weather postponed the i M
Kings Mountain Lions club's fifth H
annual Labor Day horse show for
the first time in five years, and,
though it was shown Wednesday to
a less-than-normal turn-out of spectators,
those attending the event
were not disappointed.
Some 75 norses competed for the
more than St ,000 in prize money offered
and officials of the show ex- ?
pressed themselves as well-pleased
with the outcome of the show in all i S
While no individual champion
horse was crowned, Mary Jo Clon- j \
inger, the youthful Gastonia horse- '
woman, came close to qualifying
for the top exhibitor and rider in ;
the show. She captured no.less than j J
six blue ribbons showing Artist's
Dream, Rainbow Rex and a pony.
Artist's Dream was adjudged first
in both the fipe-harness class and
fine-harness stake. Rainbow Rex
took firsts in the class for five-gaired
stallions and geldings, and Miss .
Larkin took firsts in both the pony Jr
plass and pony stake. Miss Clonin- '
ger's blue ribbons were also worth
$120 in cash, plus a trophy offered ^
the winner in the fine-harness class.
Kings Mountain exhibitors also ^
did very well. W. G. Grantham's
Bonnie Dare, showing much deveiopment
during the past year, captur i M
ed the roadster class and roadster
stake, while Byron Keeter added gy
mote ribbons to his tack room with II
Ramblin' Jess and Lady Mary. Lady ^
Mary, ridden by H. Tom Fulton,
took first in the junior walking!
horse class and second in the walk- in
ing horse stake. Ramblin' Jess took' Hi
first in the amateur walking horse at
stake and second in the walking wi
horse class. Lady Mary also won a sh
first in the groom's class with Willie
Lockhart up. cu
Among the well-known exhibitors re
present was Mrs. E. E. Chapman, of Mi
Greenville, S. C., who specializes in
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miss Deny tans
In Beauty Event 3
REIDSVILLfE.?Miss Betty Fails, le|
"Junior Miss Kings Mountain of I be
1948," will be among the 20 contes- pa
tants who will enter the contest to j mi
select the "Queen of the Harvest Ju- i po
bilee of 1948" in Reidsville Septem- ! P<>
ber 10-11. The Jubilee is an annual to
event sponsored here each year by ; th
the local Junior Chamber of Com- j
merce. j sti
Miss Falls will compete in two con po
tests. She will first appear when she
rides with the other contesants on B
a float in the gala parade Saturday
morning. Judging will occur at the W
bathing beauty contest Saturday afternoon
and at the Coronation Ball
Saturday night. Winner of the' beau- ne
ty contest will be awarded a week's j op
expense-paid trip to New York City, j of
anH hpr phanornno vi/l-11 huvo nn
reservations at one of New York's
finest hotels, and the winner will j inj
fhi^e interviews with Harry Conover
and John Robert Powers Model Ki
Agencies, or the equivalent of the ati
trip in cash. Second prize winner oil
^yili receive a ladies' 17-jewel Bulo-'thi
'va wristwatch, and third prize win- Pe
ner will receive a ladies's 15 jewel
Gothic wristwatch. <n
The Jubilee activities will begin J]
Friday morning, September 10, at |
8:30 o'clock when a farm demonstra- J
tion will be presented with the coop It
eration of Rockingham County Ag
ricuitural Agency, The United States
Department of Soil Conservation, J
the farm implement dealers of; *
Rockingham Gounty, and the local
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Very Tentative ^
With three additional cases of "
polio reported during the poet
weekend, opening of city schools
was still eery tentative Thursday. ?
Superintendent B. N. Barnes
stated last week that school opentag
weald be subsequent to the
lifting on the ban on gatherings y0
of children under IB.
While the ban is oceeenthv ex- ev<
tendsd until Saptombar It. It la
daamad unlikely that tlw ban irtll wt
ba hi tad on that date. Dr. X. ?. ?j?
Mltchall. county haolth of Hear, has rU
statsd privately as srgll as balora
ths Kings Mountain Klwanls clab ck
last wash, that It waa his oplnlai ?e
. that tha ban should bo cowtinnod 4 I
two waaks attar tha moat meant
Tha aeunty boasd of haalth has bo
wtotthl a^msstlng Joe M?day ?n
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j(tck Of V*
ONS SPEAKER ? Congressmen
L. Bulwinkle, of Gastonia. wil
dress members of the Kingi
?untain Lions club at theiri meet
j Tuesday night at the Woman':
ub at 7 o'clock. The program hai
en aranged by Charlie Moss.
In Highway 74
\ meeting of citizens interestet
the proposed Changes on U. S
ghway 74 to Shelby is to be hel<
City Hall Friday night at 7:30, i
is announced yesteiday by Mai
Mr. Heavener, who is currently ci
lating petitions requesting tin
routing of U. S. 74 north of King
Duntain, said he hoped all citizen
terested in the matter would at
id ? both those favonng the re
Jting and those opposing it.
Meantime, it was reported tha
e county board of commissioner;
?y take action Monday at thei
gular September meeting by re
estlng a hearing before the Stab
ghway Commission. According t<
jal procedure, such a request mus
made by either county or munic
1 boards within 30 days afte
ips of the proposed routings an
sted. At the present time, the pro
sed routing maps posted extent
Kings Mountain's city limits or
Mr. Heavner said almost all Kinf
eet residents had indicated sup
rt of the re-routing petitions.
arnes' Low Office
i Professional Bldg.
W. Faison Barnes, new King:
w Kings Mountain attorney, ha
ened his office on the second fioo
the Professional Building, he an
unced this week.
The office, number eight, is be
g redecorated this week.
i rip new attorney, a native o
ngs Mountain, is a recent gradu
e of the University of North Car
ina law school. He is residing a
e home of Mr. and Mrs. B. S
[ext Thursday; ]
First annual Bethware communl
fair is scheduled to ge; under
iy, are the Bethware athletic fielc
xt Thursday afternoon at fou
:lock with some 239 premiums an
nineed and a midway of rides an<
Myers Hambrlght announced
estorday a "wosklng party"
cheduled for around 1p.m. Satrday
of all fair officials and Invested
persons who wish to help
lean up the grounds for the fair,
arsons are asked to srlng tools.
jws. Manager Myers Hambrigh
sterday urged farmers and house
ves to ready their exhibits for thi
Exhibits will be judged on Friday
lich has been designated as "live
?ck day." The fair is scheduled t<
>se at midnight Saturday.,
entries for livestock are set t<
ise next Friday at 10 a. m. A1
neral exhibits are to be entered bj
j m. next Thursday.
Department heads are: Boyd Har
son, agriculture; Wayne Ware
rtlculture; 1. C. Handle, livestock
d Mrs. Leonard Gamble, woman1!
partment , rr-: ?
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
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24 Are Needed
For Final Week
Registration of Kings Mountain
area young men in the new peacetime
draft ages continued to go well
(here this week, though the rate of
j registrations was less than during
I the first week.
However, W. B. (Bill) ' Logan,
(Kings Mountain member of the
i board, was needing a corps of 24 , .
volunteers to arange a schedule for
next week's registration job. fn the
event volunteer workers are insuffl
cient, Mr. Logan said, registrants
I during the last week will have to go
1 ! to Shelby to accomplish reglstra*
. | Citizens able to help with the registration
job are asked to call Mr.
i Logan at 317-W. According to previous
arrangement, a volunteer
_ worker is asked to accept a fourand-one-half
hour shift. One group
opens up at 8 and works until 12:30,
I while another works from 12:30 to
5 p. m.
Mr. Logan said he was particularly
anxious to keep the registraI
tion center open at City Hall in order
to save registrants the loss of
j time required by a trip to Shelby in
t addition to the delay caused by a
jam-up at the Shelby registration
r! "I realize it is asking a lot to re
nilfVQt that pifi7i?nc alt'o
J- %nv>\ vit(uv 11.1 f, 1 * C IIICI1 liiilCT
s to this task," Mr. Logan said, "but
8i it has, and will, prove of eonsidera.
j ble benefit to the boys 18-25 now
.: registering for duty In the services."
Figures on the total registration
I here were not available Thursday
. j It was pointed out that registrants
? need not wait until their scheduled
jfday for registering, but may regis,
j ter immediately.
II' Remaining schedule for registrar
i September 10 and 11, men born ih
'j September 13 and 14, men born
II in 1928.
i September 15 and 16, men born in
September 17 and 18, men born
j in 1930 before September 19.
Men born on or after September
j 19, 1930, must register on the day
they become'18 years of age or with
1 in five days thereafter.
s' KIWANIS MEETING
r-i Members of the Kings Mountain
Kiwanis ciub were to hear an ad.
| dress by Dr. A. C. Hall, head of the
English department of Woman's
f / 'n 11 Arm I fniimwoitii a. t K
vviic^^i wmYcionj oi ?n v.alU"
lina, at rhe regular meeting at the
t Woman's Club Thursday night at
ij 7 o'clock. Dr. Hali was to speak
on the subject of "Epitaphs."
inity Fair Opens
[Taxi Driver Freed
i On Cab Violation
r ? i,John
Lingerfelt, who requested a
1 jury trial at Recordess court herein
. a charge of riding a female in the
' front seat of a taxi in violation of
the city taxi cab ordinance, was given
a nol pros with leave by the
county Recorder jury according to
Garland Roberts, clerk of court. '
Mr. Roberts said that Lingerfelt
was riding his wife at the time of
. the charge and stated that, although
t the ordinance states that no "fe.
male" could ride in the front seat of
> a taxi, the courts can not restrict a
man's wife from riding with him
even in a car owned by another
It was the first reported violation
of th? ordinance and brought the
comment that "somebody slipped
| up in writing the ordinance."
WiMford Hartsoe, who had request
ed a Jury trial on a charge of public
drunkenness, was fined $5 and coats
and Austin Barrett, charged with aa
sauft on a female, had been granted
!. a nol pros on payment of costs after
? requesting a Jury trial, Mr. Roberta ,
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