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(1945 Ration Hoard Figures)
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Parking meter receipts for the
22nd week of operation, which
ended at noon Wednesday, totaled
$162.39 according to a report
from the office of City Clerk S. A.
Luther S. Mortison, well-known
Kings Mountain man who has
been living in Florida for tbe past
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week and has rejoined DixieHome
Super Market as manager
of the meat department.
HARMON IN HOSPITAL
T. N. Harmon, well-known Kings
Mountain citizen, is receiving
treatment at City Hospital, Gastonia,
after suffering a heart attack
on Monday. He was reported
somewhat improved on Wednesday.
Regular meeting of the Kings
Mountain Lions club will be held
at the Woman's Club Tuesday
night at 7 o'clock. A program on
Lions education is beta* -arrange)
by the Lions Education committee,
headed by Jacob Cooper, it was
ministers to meet
Meeting of the Kings Mountain
Ministerial association to be held
t St. Matthew's Lutheran church
Monday horning at 10:30 was announced
this week by Rev. J. W.
Phillips, secretary of the association.
McSWAIN WITH HARRIS
James McSwain has accepted a
mwition with Harris Funeral
Home according to an anouncement
by owner Ollie Harris. Mr.
McSwain, who was formerly with
Carey Hand Funeral Home of Orlando.
Fla., Is an Oxygen Therapy
Motion pictures of combat action
In the past war will be shown
at the regular ninthly meeting o!
Otis D. Green Post 155, American
Legion, to be held at City Hall
Monday night at 7:30. Commander
Ollie Harls is urging a full attendance.
CITY BOARD MEETING
Itevular Oi-lnhAr meprinn nf (Ha
city board of commissioners will
be held at City '. Hall Tuesday
night at 8 o'clock. Only routine
business is on the agenda thus
far, according to City Engineer E.
C. Brandon, Jr.
Members of the Kings Mountain
Junior Chamber of Commerce
saw the film "By Jupiter." at the
regular meeting of the club Tuesday
night. The film was presen
ed by James B. Simpson, secretary
of the Merchants association, and
by Herman Mauney who served
Mrs. Marion Rltaert, regional
Red Cross office representative
from Atlanta, was to speak at the
Kiwanis club at the regular meeting
Thursday- night at the Woman's
Club at 6:30. The program
was arranged by Harold Hunnlcutt.
Also on the program was a
17-minirte film "Power of the Na'
(ion." . ,
Three building permits -were
Issued at City Hall during the past
week. On Monday permits were issued
to Hudson Bridges, for repairs
to residence on Fulton
street, $300, and to Dargin Childers,
for construction of a new fourT^om
dwelling on East Gold street,
?s,ooo. on sept. 30 permit was Issued
to L* A. Smith for construe*
-' tton of a new four-room dwelling
on Cansler street, $2,300.
Body Of War Hero
Arrives In States.
The body of Pfc. John D. Blackburn,
son of City Policeman Will
Blackburn, arrived In New York
this week aboard the SS Carroll
funeral rites will be held
In the near future.
. 'Pfc Blackburn lost hie life in the
Battle of St. Lo, France, on July
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ignsd at organist of th? Central Mel
i it that position. It shown at left recel
a dinner at the heme of Mr. and Mn
presenting the gift. Photo by Bandy.
Mrs. Aubrey Mauney, Central Me. J
thodisi church organist and choir
director for the pant 12 years who
has resigned that position, wet (eh
deed a. special, appreciation on the
eyening of September 29, at. the
home of MP. and Mrs. Otto Hehn.
In tribute for. her services, at the
dinner attended by members of the
church choir, Mrs. Mauney was given
a silver gravy boat and a purple
orchid, on behalf of the choir.
The gifr was presented by Mr.
Hehn who said, "Thanks for everything,
your never-tiring, ever-patient,
ever-obliging, ever - smiling
manner through these many years, j
Ail we can say is 'thank you.' We j
shall miss you."
Following the presentation, the
group enjoyed a delicious dinner
featuring "ham-in-overcoat," a Hun
garian pepper dish, Rumanian egg
plant salad, potato salad, coffee and
hot rolls, and pineapple pie a la
1948 Tax Payments
Flood County Office
Robert Gidney, Cleveland County
tax collector, reported Wednesday
that county tax payments had been
so busy that the office, staff had
found k impossible to mail out receipts
to persons sending in payments
Mr. Uldney said that office traffic
had kept the staff busy to the
point that no mail had been opened
since October 1.
He added, however, that citizens
who had mailed in checks for tax
payments should not become alarmed
if receipts are delayed for a few
days. They will be 9ent as quickly
as possible, he stated. -
He also said that persons who had
prepaid their taxes would receive,
adjustment notices, where necessary,
within the month. Some per- i
sons overpaid when pre-paying, he
said, while othets probably underi
paid a small amount.
He estimated some $50,000 in tax- -I
es had been paid since October 1.
Voters Appear Api
Election Less THa
With the general election in this
! Presidential election year less than
Jour weeks away. Kings Mountain
activity in the politicking department
appeared still limited this
week to occasional tunings-in on
the football speeches of candidates.'
! Street corner talk was also limited
Ion the subject, as people generally
| preferred to discuss the relative
merits of Cleveland and the Boston1
llafavee in their Struggle for the
World's Championship of Baseball.
There was a report of some activ- _
[ Ity In that favorhe lor^?fj?ce for
constable of So. 4 Township, where
Warren Ellison, the Democratic notn . i
inee is opposed by his brother. Er- i
vin Ellison, the Republican noml- 1
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1 Warren Ellison has beer, scrvilii
t In this capacity for several months.
Kings Mountain, f
?Mr*. Aubrey Mauney. who has rc
thodist church alter almost 12 year
.Tin9 a gift on behalf of the choir a
u Otto Hehn last week. Mr, Hehn i
Flying Flacjs Mark
riags flying in Kings Mountain
yesterday marked the 168th anniversary
of the Battle of Kings
Mountain, when the colonists
broke the backs of the British in
the Revolutionary Wan
It has beep 187 years since the
mountain snen under Cel. Varies.
Col. Hambright. Col. Campbell am
others, trounced the forces of Major
Patrick Ferguson on the bluff
seven miles from her*, now enshrined
as a national military
In the battle on October 7. 1780.
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coii?a ay nisioriana ine turning
of tho tide of the Revolutionary
War." Major Ferguson was killed.
Early in 1781 Major Ferguson's
superior officer. Lord Cornwallis,
surrendered to General Washington
One More Polio
One new case of polio was repori
ed during the past week in th
Kings Mountain area.
.. Mary Ruth Edwards, seven-yeai
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. \
Edwards, who J've on Waco Roa<
was found to have polio on Satui
day. The child had been ill for se\
eral days, but her case was not cor
sidered serious. The child was r<
ported much "improved on Thursda
morning. With no temperature an
resting WdMv The case was reporte
by Dr. P. E. Hend^cks.
It was the 27th case reported I
the Kings Mountain area.'
In Courtesy Campaigi
The name of Dixie-Home Store
was inadvertently omitted last wee
from the advertisement on the cit.t
wide courtesy campaign now bein
conducted by the King* Meuntai
"We are definitely participating
said Bob Yoder, ?manAger of th
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since the resignation of Incumber
W. L. Blackbuhn.whom Ellison d<
feated for the nomination in the pr
mary by a 26-vote margin.
The word was out this week tha
supporters of Ervin Ellison were rea
ly going to make a race out of it.
Voters this year will have thel
choice of four presidential Candida
tea, the Democrats' Truman, the Rt
publicans' Dewey, Neighbor
Strom Thurmond, of South Carolfni
the revolting Dixlecrat, and Henr
Wallace, wearing the Progressiv
There will also be a reason a bt
complete Republican ticket for oth
er offices. Major A. L. Buiwlnkle, a
Gastonla, long-term reprMentativ
In Congress, 1. -tl opposition in th
form of Calvin R. Edney of Martha]
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On Zoning Law
Foi October 28
j. Byrop Keeter, chairman of the
city planning board, announced
this week a public hearing would
be held at City Hall on the night of
October 28 to discuss a proposed
, city zoning Ordinance.
He said S. Leigh Wilson, North
Carolina League of Municipalties
expert on zoning, would be present
to outline the proposals, and that
Mr. Wilson would previously address
the Kings Mountain Lions club
and the Kings Mountain Kiwanis
The ^planning board, Mr. Keeter
said, has almost completed work on
tne initial proposals. lie further
pointed out, however, that the plans
even when preserited at the public
, j hearing, will not be final. "They
,| will be subject to change, first by
| the planning board, then by the city
i board," Mr. Keeter said, as he urged
I citizens to make plans to attend the
Initial plans call for zoning the
city in four types of areas; industri;
al, residential, business, and neighborhood
Purpose of zoning is to map the
* city for future growth and e.xpansion,
in order that residential prop lerty
will not be encroached upon
by industry and commercial estab"
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"Courtesy" was the word of the
hour this week as Kings Mountain
( t retail salespeople participated in
the two-week courtesy, campaign
i now underway.
' More than 100 attended a dinner
meeting at the Woman's CJub Monday
night and viewed the film "ByJupiter,"
an interesting fantasy depicting
the values of courtesy.
A common sight in ail stores were
. the little courtesy "corsages" worn
| by sales personnel. These small tags
served as a name plate for the secret
committee of judges who have
I been at work all week determining
i the most courteous salesman or
i saleslady for the current week.
Salesmen were reminded by James
B. Simpson, secretary of the Mer.
chants association, to wear the
name tags, in order that they would
not be disqualified from the contest
by inability of the judges to
i identify the clerk.
Mr. Simpson also announced that
two participating firms were inad?
r- vertently omitted from the adverI.
tisement appearing in the Herald
i, last week. They are Eagle 5 and 10
r- Store and Dixie-Home Super Marr.
"These firms are definitely participating
in the campaign, and we
^ regret theit omission," Mr. Simpson
believe it is easy to say aln
ready that the campaign is a sue
cess-," said Hilton Ruth, chairman
of the association committee arrang
l ing the promotion, . "Certainly all
s&lespeople are concentrating ^ on
"'courtesy, and I am confident the
I vast majority of the buying public
*s have seen evidence of it."
r,j Prizes are to be awarded the
g cierks adjudge most courteous durn
ing the two weeks of the campaign.
" Heads Named For Red
e Cross Blood Program
.j Harold Hunnicutt, chairman of
the Kings Mountain blood service
program, announced this week names
of chairmen of four sub-committees
to serve in the American Red
Cross chapters efforts to secure
)t j blood donations.
j The strb-committee chairmen:
I* Dr. P. E. Hendricks, medical advisory
Mrs. Gordon Riley, informatfon
1 end publicity. ,
Mrs. Robert Miller, volunteer serI
Dan Huffstetler, recruitment.
I" Sub-committee chairmen are to
' announce members of their comm
it tees at a later date, Chairman
* Hunnicutt said.
Mrs. Marion Rit/ert, of the Aty
janta Red Cross office, was in Kings
i- Mountain Thursday discussing the
if program wKh chapter officials and
e committee chairmen. She waa ached
e uled to address the Kiwanis club at
II the regular meeting Thursday night
- at the Woman's club.
School Making Plans
For Gala Homecoming
The Cherryvllle - Kings Mountain
football game scheduled for the
j night of October 22. at City Stadium
I has been designated as the annual i
I Homecoming game for 1948 and e- ,
i iaborate plans, under direction of
the high school student govern mem
I are being arranged, according to an
announcement this week.
Alumni and students are being
invited to participate. Including on
the program will be a homecoming
dance at the hi ghschool gymnasium
immediately following the game.
Central Pastor i
Rev. J. H. Brendall, assigned as
pastor of the Central Methodist
church here by the Westorf N'orth
Carolina conference last week, will1
deliver his first sermon on Sunday,
morning at 11 o'eiock, he informed 1
the board of sewards this week.
Mr. Brendall succeeds Rev. J. G. '
Winkler, who goes to the Central
Methodist church of Asheboro after!
a seven-year tenure as pastor ofthe
Returned to Kings Mountain for |
nis intra year was Kev, U. W. Kink,
pastor of Grace Methodist ctturch. i |
Mr. Winkler was moving to Ashe- i j
boro Thursday morning, but was not!;
1 expected to complete the moving ,
task until Saturday,
i Mr. Brendall comes to Kings Moun j
| tain from the Franklin Methodist;
church where he has served as pas|
tor for the past year. Prior to that! J
; time, he was pastor of Central Mei
thodist church in Albemarle.
j Mr. and Mrs. Winkler were ten-I
i dered a reception in the basement.,
of the church on Wednesday evening
when a large number of members.1
of the church and other denomina- i
tions called to convey best wishes.
On Robbery Count
Sammie Roseboro, 17-year-old Negro,
was scheduled to get a prelim- i
j inary hearing Thursday afternoon
i before Recorder Judge O. C. O'Far1
roll on a ch'arge of breaking and
entering McCurdy Cleaners-Dyers
on the night of 20-21 September, ac
! cording to N. M. Farr, chief of po!
lice, who announced yesterday ar!
rest of the youth in Kings Mountain
j on Tuesday;
Several items of evidence were |
found after a small boy noted Rose- i
boro wearing a Jacket reported miss'
ing. Roseboro worked with the show
troupe at the Cleveland county fair I
' and Chief Farr said he recovered a >
jacket and a shirt from a truck beI
longing to the fair trope, now in
Charlotte. The youth has been with
j the trope ever since the robbery
Chief Farr said.
Roseboro reportedly entered the establishment
through a skylight and
] slid down an electric wire to the
floor. Items reported mising were
labeled "mostly junk" by the management.
Are Being Mailed Out
Selective service registrants who
wish to protest classifications
! should visit the board's temporary !
headquarters at the Shelby Armory !
on Tuesday between 1:30 and 5 p
m.t according to an announcement
yesterday by Gordon Riley, Kings
Mountain member of the boardMr.
Riley said classifications were
being mailed out on Tuesday and j
subsequent days of this week.
Mrs. Clara Newman is clerk of the
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Thursday; Good F
Children who were prevented from
enjoying the pleasures of the Cleveland
county fair this year, due to
the poHo ban, won't be left out after
all, for the Bethware Community
Fair-opens next Thursday with
plenty of rides, shows, and exhibits
iu uiif airu dii.
Myers Hambrlght, director of the
fair, said plans for the event?postponed
from last month?were shapFriday
will be children's day at
ethware Fair. Mysrs Rambright
director, said thct reduced prices
for children will be effective all
i day en all riding devices.
ing up nicely and he said competition
would be keen in the exhibits. I
He added that all entries should be
i In by Wednesday.
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
Books To Open
Registration books will open Sat
urday lor the November 2 general
In Kihgs Mountain. Mrs.' Nell
Cranford will be at City Hall to
handle registration lor Cast Kings
Mountain precinct, and Charlie
Campbell will be at Victory Chevro
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for West Kings Mountain precinct.
These new registrars sitceeed Mrs.
Humes Houston and Mrs: J. H. Arthr.
who were Unable to continue in
Announcement of the changes in
precinct officials was made by C. H.
Hendrix. chaitman of the county e
The books will be open on h-ee
consecutive Saturdays, October 9, 16
and 23. Saturday. October 30, will be
challenge day, when party officials
will have the opportunity to check
the books for questionable regis
The voting yvill take place Jhe following
Tuesday, on November 2.
Persons already registered don't
have to bother about the matter but
persons becoming 21 years of age,
persons who have moved to Kings
Mountain from other cities, and oth
ers unregistered will have to register
in order to vote.
City Hall is the registration place
for persons living on the Kast side
of the railroad. Victory Chevrolet
Company is the registration p'.aoe
for persons living on the West side
of the railroad.
Postal Receipts 1
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Postal receipts at the Kings Moun
tain postoffice showed a healthy increase
for the-third quarter ending
September 30, according to a report
by Postmaster W. E. Blakely,
Receipts for the quarter totaled
$8,905.27 as compared with $7,246.
25 for the quarter ending September
The increase was considerably
more than the gain in the previous
quarter. Receipts for the quarter t
ending June 30 were $8,798, comparing
with receipts of $7,588 for the
quarter ending June 30, 1947.
Mr. Blakely attributed the main
portion of the increase to increased
shipments of parcel post and to in-coming
C. O. D. mail. Much more
parcel post is being sent out from
the local office since hiking of size
and weight limitations of packages
which can be sent via parcel post.
The postmaster also said incom
Ing C. O. D. mail booming and reported
that Kings Mountain citizens
purchased 7,872 money orders during
the third quarter for a total of
WOW To Have
Square dancing season is back
with the cool weather.
The local Woodmen of the Word
camp announced this week that U
is reinstating its regular program
of square dances at the high school
.gymnasium Saturday night.
The dancing wjil begin at eight
o'clock with Hamrick's string band
on hand to furnish the music.
"We're looking forward to a big
crowd, a spokesman ror the organization
ity Fail To Start
The fair will be held on Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, October 14, 15
and 16, on the Bethware school
The J. M. Molntyre shows will he
the feature of the midway with a
half-dozen rides ? ferris wheel,
tlit-a-whlrl, and a little tot airplane
ride. There will also he a po
ny riding station with live ponies
doing the work.
Mr. Hambright emphasized that
there is no admission fee and that
"plenty of parking space will be avail
Concession stands will furnish the
customary fair menu, with plenty
of hot dogs and hamburgers and soda
. The fair Is being sponsored by the
Beth ware Progressive Club.
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