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Immediate Trading Area 15,000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
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Marking meter receipts for the
24th week of operation, which
ended Wednesday, totaled $150.78
according to a report from the office
of City Clerk S.' A. Crouse.
Mrs. W. T. Weir, high school librarian,
and Mrs. Charles Campbell.
libraraian at the Jacob -S.
Mauney Memorial Library, were
A a/l/lpAOo r?nanr\KA?o ?
%V ?UVIV>? lilCIIIUVliS \JL ult* (Viwail*
is club at their regular meeting at
6:30 Thursday night at the Woman's
Club. W. K. Mauney and
W. L. Pressly were in charge of the
Dr. Vernon Nash, yiee-president
of the UniicJ World Federalists,
will address the Cleveland County
Executives Club at its regular dinner
meeting ai Hotel Charles, Shelby,
Friday night at 7 o'clock. Mr.
1 Nash is a student of history and
geography and an author. Dinner
reservations should be - in? the .
hands of Secretary W. M. Ficklen
not later than noon Friday, ft was
IN COLLEGE CHOIR
RAL/EICrH.?Mis> Mary Beth
Hord, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Bryan Hord, of Kings Mountain,
was one of 78 Meredith college
students successfully auditioning
fof membership On ?holr,
according to an announcement
by Dr. Harry E. Cooper, .
head of the department of music
and director of the choir.
City firemen answered two fire
alarms this week. On Saturday
afternoon at 12:40 they extinguished
a root fire at-the home ot Roy ;
Adams on Church street, and on
Wednesday afternoon at.5:15 they 1
put out a fire at the- l?d?* o? Jeftn '!
R. Moore on Ridge street. '/ The
shingle roof fire at Adams house 1
resulted in only minor damage.
The fire at the Moore home, start- 1
Ing from a lighted cigarette on. a j
vnrnr, muucu in uhiimkc evmn?x* j
ed at from $200 to $300 by Chief !
, Grady King.
St. Matthew's Lutheran church l
will hold a. Congregational Mis- !
alone ry Advance program Sunday t
afternoon, October 24, beginning i
at 5:30 p. m. Rev. L. Grady Cooper,
Ph. D., former missionary to
China will be the speaker. The
first session will begin at 5:30 p.
m., and the fellowship hour with
supper will be at 6:30 p. m. The
final session will be held at 7:30
City Officials Attend
Annual League Meet
Four City of Kings Mountain officials
attended the 39th annual
meeting of the North Carolina Leal
gye of Municipalities held ip Charlotte
early this week.
Mayor H. Tom Fulton, S. A.
Crouse, city clerk, Mrs. Ray Kirby,
assistant treasurer, and E. C. Brandon,
)r:, city engineer were among
the 296 representatives from cities
that are members of the league attending
the largest annual meeting
In the history .of the organization.
Each Kings Mountain represents- j
tive attended a different discussion
meeting Monday at which problems
M fho rva Htinn lor nh a mm. *.1
ctty (overnmtfft was discussed, Mr.
In summing up- the league legit-t
lative program, Mr. Brandon Hated
three major things the group will
ask the General Assembly to do: j
1. Ask for actual turnover to the
cities of one cent of the six cents
state gas tax for use on city streets.
1 Ask for revision of schedule B
(privilege), license taxes to make
the tax more equitable and fair to
i dtata, county, cttyv arid the tax payer.
S. Ask for home rule for municipalities.
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SECOND. WEEK COURTESY WIN!
Sounders Dry Cleaners. is shewn
from James B; Simpson. executive
Merchants Association. The awar<
being named most courteous sals
committee of fudges. Receiving h
Kinney. First National Bank. Gar
Rome Supply, and Clemonsee McO
A statement from the Judging con
quite difficult and added. "If the
weeks is a fair sample. Kings Mou
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Funeral Rites For
To Be Conducted
Funeral services for Oscar Cameron
O'Farell, 78, will be held Friday.
morning at 11 o'clock from
Fitan Pfospiyterian church, with the
pastor, Rev. P. D! Patrick, conducting
The body will be at Harris Funeral
Home until 10 o'clock Friday morning
and will lie In state at the church
for an hour prior to the services.
Mr. O'Farrell, a citizen of Kings
Mountain for more than 40 years,1succumbed
at Shelby hospital Wednesday
night at 8:45, following a
cerebral hemorrhage. He had be
come ill on Sunday.
Though not in the best of health |
for the past few years, Mr. O'Far- |
rell had been quite active, serving j
as judge of city recorder's court for j
the past si* years. Only last Friday i
he had attended the funeral of a ,
younger brother at Athens, Ga.
Known familiarly and affection- j
ately recently as "Judge", a nick-1
name originating from his city court
position, Mr. O'Farrell was known
better throughout the state and the
South, as well as by older citizens
here as "Captain,5' a name origins- [
ting from his long service with the |
"Capt." O'Farrell became a rail !
rvorl ? I? ~ - - lOO/? -
i??u nraii in i?my ?ooo, as a railway |
mail clerk. He later joined the Ma- I
con and Northern Railway with !
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Red Cress Blood
Drive For 600 Vol
Officials of the Red Cross blooprogram
are launching this week
end a drive to obtain a minimum o
200 volunteer blood donors for th
first visit o1 the Red Gross Bloodmo
bile on November 5.
It was pointed out that more than
600 donors are needed to obtain thi
minimum needed to carry the pro
grant through 1949.
In general, according to an announcement
last week by Harold
Hunnicutt, general chairman of the
program In Kings Mountain, any
healthy person between the ages of
21 and 80 and weighing 110 pounds
or more-may give blood without
suffering any 1H effects.
The blood Is processed into plasma
and stored for ftituie use at area
centers (Charlotte weald serve the
Kings Mountain area), In event of
need. Chairman Hunnieutt announced
that Mrs. W. F. Powell and Mrs
3. A. Crisp are handling the program
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abw* rKilvlBf a check lor SS
secretary ol the Xingi Mountain
1 was the result of Miss Pay sour
sperson of the week by a secret
onerable mention were J. C. Mcrisen
Goforth. City Auto and
esleL Xeeter's Department Store,
imlttee reported the |udjinf task
courtesy shewn during then two
ntain ha* no need to worry about
<f~coiirteou? shopping centers."
0. C. O'Fanell
To Return faliuiluy
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scheduled I* Mt itr bwitwii i
la Slavs Mountain 8?tard?r ??d !
to remain here to huptd b?In
tthicUt through next Thursday.'
Ths Its* will sfsls ba Uc?H4 1
a Tracy itiwt batwMs Mountain
aad OsU streets. wltk the entree- .[
cm ir*M GsU itTMt
OtsdUati m UupsdUs fellow:
All asoter vehicles mi ths T?<"
models 1939. IMS. 1S43. 1944. IMS
shall bs laipscted aa mt b*im
All motor vehicles of the i??
models 1940 and 1942 shall bo laspec
tod oa or before November 30.
All asofor vehicles of the year
model 1941 and IMS shall bo inspec
ted oa or before December 31.
TO HEAR MISSIONARY
Rev. A. J. Argo, returned mis- J
sionary to Africa, will speak at
the Second Wesleyan church Svnday
evening at 7o'clock, according
to an announcement by the pastor.
Revt Jessie Hinson. The public
is invited to attend.
In connection with the blood protram,
Mrs. Robert D. Miler, chairnan
of the volunteer services group,
innounced yesterday her commitees
as folows: "
Hostess: Mrs. Harry E. Page and
Mrs. W. L. Ramseur.
Registrars': Mrs. W. B. Thomson,
Mrs. E. T. Plott, Mrs. Luther Cansler,
and Mrs. Humes Houston.
Escorts: Mrs. C. D. Blanton, Mrs.
Jesse A. Kiser, Mrs. P. G. Padgett
and Mrs. C. P. Thomasson, Sr.
Nurses: Mrs. H. C. Mayes, Mrs. P.,
G. Ratterree, Mrs. W. L. MaUney,
Mrs. J. Frank Cranford, Mrs. N. M. |
Farr, and Mr*. Marshall Heavener.
Canteen Service: Mrs. E. W. Griffin,
General Chairman with Mr*. P.
M Nelskr and Mrs. Grady ratte*ton
as sub chairman.
Motor Service: Mrs. Paul Mauney,
Mrs. 1, L. McGlll and Mrs. P. D.
.. Friday. October 22. 1948
Special Heazing i
On Highway 74
For KM Citizens
The special three-man group ot
highway commissioners, which has
been assigned to conduct a special
hearing on November 4 in Shelby
regarding me proposed re-routing of
U. S. High-way 74, on the same date
svill conduct another hearing at 2:30
p. m. in order to hear opinions of
Kings Mountain area ctizens regarding
l'his information was received
this weeK by Wt Faison Barnes,
Kings Mountain attorney who is re-!
presenting several groups of interested
Kings Mountain citizens, from
A. H. Graham, chairman of the
North Carolina highway commission.
The hearing for Kings Mountain
citizens will be held in Shelby at
the Legion building, but will be separate
from the hearing for Shelby
area citizens, which is. to begin at
10 a. hi.
Following a public meeting here,
Mr. Barpes had requested that a
hearing be held in Kings Mountain.
Chairman Granam replied that the
commission felt U better to hold the
.bearing in the- county scat and added
the opinion that the county commissioners
were without jurisdiction
of law in protesting the routing, insofar
as the Kings Mountain area
Mr. Barnes replied by letter that
the law cjearly gave the county
commissioners such authority and
again requested a special hearing
for the Kings Mountain citizens. The
special hearing was granted in a
letter, received by Mr. Barnes Mon
day, Chairman Graham stating the
Commission didrt't wish to be technical
with its citizens.
In the Kings Mountainarea, U. S.
Hiffhwav 74 rMirivnre miwlrlo
city are asking that U. S. 74 be rerouted
North of Kings Mountain,
and they are joined in this petition
by citizen!* of the Oak Grove
and Patterson Grove communities
who are seeking some kind of hardsurfaced
road through their section.
In addition, a large number of King
street residents have petitioned
for removal of the highway from
this street. Others seek to continue
the routing as proposed.
The dispute over the road in the
Shelby area concerns the proposed
re-routing around Shelby. Some favor
tho change, while another group
wants the road to be maintained
through Shelby's principal business
Mr. Barnes said he is conferring
with an independent engineer from
Charlotte on Friday to determine
further the feasibility of re-routing
U. S. 74 north of the city, as the
groups he is representing are ask- j
WOW To Give
The local Woodmen of the World
camp will give its second square j
dance of the Current season Satur- j
day night at "8 o'clock at the high
Hamrick's String Band, of Shelby
will furnish the music, and the
' v.-odmpii have announced thai thev
are expecting a record crowd.
"The weather's right, and more
and more people are rediscovering
I he art of square dancing and the
entertainment and enjoyment from
it," a Woodmen spokesman said.
Admission will be 60 cents.
Lions And Klwanis
Will Hoar Wilson
E. Leigh Wilson, zoning expert of
the North Carolina League of Mu>
nlclpallrles, ^wlll address the members
of the kings Mountain Lions
and Klwanis dubs next week to
discuss and explain the proposed
zoning ordinance for Kings Moun
Mr. Wilson will speak to the
Lions at their meeting Tuesday
night at the Woman's Club at 7:00
o'clock, and will address the Klwanis
club at Its meeKlhbtJ* 6:30 Thursday
evening at the; Woman's Club.
Mr. Wilson helped the- city plan-1
nlng board draft the prepaasd ordinance.
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Carl Cole. lS>year-old son of Mrs.
Agnes Cole, oi route 1. who was a- a
warded Eaale Scout rank n? ? r?n?t r
oi Honor hero on October 14. A mem. n
ber of Troop 5 (Jack Hullender. I 1
scoutmaster), young Cole has been ti
a Scout for almost two years and has ?
earned 35 merit badges. (Photo by it
In New Home i?
The Record Shop, a division of b
Logan Supply Company, is announ- ti
cing thin week its purchase of the Ii
stock of Western AUto Store record a
shop and the opening of its new w
quarters adjoining the Kings Moun- n
tain Building and Loan association. ij
Mrs. W. B. Logan, who manages i
The Record Shop, said the firm was a
expanding this phase of Its business t<
in order to offer a more convenient y
location for patrons and to obtain p
increased space. v
The Record Shop stocks a complete
selection of records, including
classical, popular, semi-classical, .(
hillbilly, spiritual, and, boogie re- '
cordings, as wel as albums.
The firm sells records by Columbia,
Decca, Victor, King, Majestic.
mum, Mercury and other leading ]j
disc manufacturers. 0
Patrons and friends are being ex- o
tended an invitation to visit the Ke- w
cord Shop in its new location.
In New Location l
A. H. Patterson Agency, Kings
Mountain insurance firm, announc- JJ
ed this week that it had moved into ?
its permanent quarters at the Home
Building a Loan Association. _
The insurance agency occupies j 1
space at the rear of the building j J
and loan building which is current- a
fy undergoing extensive remodeling.I
Entrance to the firm may be had 1
from either Mountain street or Cher- !
The A. H. Patterson Agency speci- J
alizes in a complete insurance ser- a
vice. C. E. Warlick is maanger of the D
A building permit was issued at a
City Hall last Friday to Kings, w
Mountain Drug Company for re- 1
modeling. Estimated cost was $3,- a
000. The permit was the only one it
issued during the past week.
Tamna?sIh?A CO DAI
a cuipciaiuic vu uci
Says Alaska Veteia
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Though the temperature hit 6o U
below zero during the winter of o
1946, First Lt. James D.; (Jimmy) n
Mercer of (h* army quartermaster p
corps likes Alaskan winter better t<
than Alaskan summer. T
That's the word of the Kings b
Mountain army officer who has Just 3
returned to the United States with y
his wife, the former Miss Elizabeth p
Plonk, from a two-year hitch in the
northern climes where King Win- o
ter rules the roost in rare fashion. o
But Lt. Mercer says lis prettier in h
winter, with all the ice and snow, n
ahd that the brand of Alaskan cold li
isn't as biting as the North Carolina f<
brand. The past winter, of course, a
was a very lovely one, he says, for II
the temperature stayed up as high N
as 35 below. - d
* Lt. Matk served with the quar- a
ter master, corps a* Ladd Alrforee
Base a* Fatebsslsa, Be and hi* wife a
live*!* a tear-roam, Hgjtetete- "*? < -
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To Attend Meeting
On Proposed Law
All citizens of Kings Mountain . r"
ire urged :o attend a punlii nearng
on a proposed fitv zoning ordi
lance 10 be held at the City Hall
text Thursday night a| 8 o'clock.
The ordinance, drafted b>v the city
tlanning board in cooperation with
he North Carolina League of Muni
ipalities, sets forth restrictions on
inure building in Kings Moun
ain and sets up (our particular aeas
in the city. They are:
<1> Residence district.
12? Business district.. . r
(3) Industrial district.
(4) Neighborhood trading area.
Purpose of the zoning of the city,
ceor.ding. to a statment by J. Byon
Keeter, planning board chair
tan, is to protect residential areas
n other words, business and Indus- ry,
by the proposed ordinance
tould be prevented from encroachig
on areas set up for residential
roperty. On the other hand, reslences
may be built In any'area.
The proposed ordinance is speciftin
detail and regulates, for intances,
the heights of residences,
ont yards, side yards and back 4
ards. It sets standards for business uildings
;and would prevent the
uilding of several types of Indus
y anywhere within the eity limits,
idustries excluded are those such
s fertilizer manufacture, which
>ould be offensive by reason of etission
of odor, dust, smoke, gas or
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The ordinance proposes to set up ,
five-man board of adjustment
j serve for staggered terms of three
ears each which would hear ap
eais irom property owners, and pro
ides for amendment of the act by
te city commissioners. Exception
> this rule is that such amendment
rould require a three-fourths ma>rity
vote where 20 percent of ownrs
of adjoining and facing proprty
opposed the revisions.
Another feature of the proposed
iw is that It is not retroactive. Thus
wners otf property in contravention
f the act at th^'titne it is adopted
ould not be penalized.
"The purpose of the law is to
tap the future growth of the city
long lines which are best for all
oncerned," Mr. Keeter said. "The
lanning board is particularly anxius
that citizens attend the public
earing on the ordinance, as the
oard wants the benefit of all opln>ns
before making final recommen
atlona for adoption to the city
oard of commissioners."
lush Hamrick, Ir.
Members of the Kings Mountain " ,
unior Chamber of Commerce heard
n interesting address by National
tirector Rush Hamrick. Jr.. of Shely,
at the regular meeting Tuesday
Mr. Hamfick outlined the nation1
organization of the J aycees,
hich has grown he reported, to
,70fl clubs with 135.000 members,
nd closed his address with interestig
sidelights on the 1948 Miss A
'vunt u uii *ivt?r
ow But Pleasant
n linuny Mercer
>wn," which he described a* very
omfortable. Though his duties did
ot regularly require flying, he reorta
several interesting flight trips
> Nome and other Alaskan points,
he air force operates its Alaskan
aae much like it does any in the
tates, he says, with some flying
ear-round except when weathet
The Alaskan Chamber of Comrnere
calls the area the "Golden Heart
f the North" and the "Land of the
Ildnight Sun" the latter term bor3wed
from the Scandinavian counties.
In the summer, H is daylight
9r 24 hours per day. In winter, there
re many days when there is no
ght at all. On clear days during
fovamber, December and January,
awn comes up about 10:30 a. m.
nd dusk falls about 2:30 p. m.
For recreation, Lt. Meroer and his
rife had their choice ?f nag only
CCoau'd oft tghe)