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City Limits (1940 Census) 6,574 ,
Immediate Trading Area 15,000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL, 59 NO. 44
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^ An Editorial ]
For South? j
It seems quite conceivable
to the Herald that the
stunning upset victory of the ?
Democrats, from their stand- h
ard-bearer President Tru- d
man, on down to Senate and
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Mouse victories, mignt wen turn
out to be a real victory
for the South in which even h
South Carolina's Governor b
Thurmond might take heart, si
The victory in both houses <*
of Congress will return to a
important committee posts c:
of both branches Southern
members. It is these men 3
who will, foi> the next two 5
years at least, draft much of
the legislation, steer it to n
.passage, and decide what
shall and shall not be pigeonholed.
This means that the 1
Southerners, oft-times criti- i
cized by the more liberal elements
of the Democratic J
party, wiil be in an astute
bargaining position. Thus it J
is not likely that the Taft- f.
Hartley Act, which has not '
killed .labor at all but.tvhich p
has merely restored an el<
ment of balance to a bad sit- c
, v uation, will be emasculated.
m - The South will also be in a a
good position to handle the o
civil rights matter much bet- k
irtfli i?kn. I h
ICI*. UUicrwisC| iiic iiiiiuvn- ce
of the South will be felt, p
for it is the legislative posts b
which are most important in "
our scheme of government? ?
The Herald endorsed the c
candidacy of President Tru- a
man on the grounds that his *
party was the only one which n
had ever been a true friend 11
of the South and is there- P
fore highly gratified not only h
by his election, but by the ex- u
cellent support given him t|
and the whole Democratic g
ticket at the Kings Mountain
Though luke-warm at *
first to the Truman candidacy,
the Herald is sure it
speaks for the great mass of 0
the citizenry which has devel- c
oped a new respect for Missouri's
Harry S. Truman. He w
is a fighter of the firpt water, h
and'none (even thbugh they n
have tried) has ever been a- v
ble to impugne his honesty. }
Mr. Truman will have bet- i
ter sailing in this, his first :
full term, for he is no longer s
following the old master
FDR, nor will his policies be | p
constantly sabotaged by a
W politics-playing, reactionary r
flev. Smoot Baker
To Address Lions
Members ol tne Mtigs muumam ,
Lions club will hear an address!
Tuesday night at their regular meet j
Ing at the Woman's Clirb by Rev. j
Smoot Baker, pastor of the First Bap
tiart Church of Grover, according to ?
an announcement by Dan Huffstetler
program chairihan, . 1
Miss Patty Osborne of Shelby, i
"Miss North OaroMrva of 1948" will .
also render several vocal numbers; j
it was announced. '
Rev. Mr. Baker made a tour of
Europe during the summer and attended
the conference of the World r
Church Alliance at Amsterdam. ]
The olub meets at 7 otlock. t
Next week will be Lions week at
Arcadia Bowling Center.
Beginning Monday, the Lions club i
will "sponsor" the establishment for 1
, the full week, with half the profita j
going to the Lions charity fund. The 5
fee for bowling is 25 cents per line, f
Tickets are being sold by members i
of the club. H
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Red Cross R
Witt Be He
With the Red Cross Bloodmobile <
:heduled to open for business on '
s first visit to Kings Mountain Fri- ]
ay morning at 9:30, Red Cross ofcials
appealed to ail persons who
ave received appointment cards to
n n n Hortsi of t nU < im/>
v- VII Iiairvi at i v 11 piaivw I IJUU,
Specifically, Mrs. W. B. Thomson,
andling appointments for the
loodmobile visit, said many persns'
had failed to mall back the
anfirmation cards, and she urged
11 who had received appoitnment
ards to appear.
The Bloodmobile station will be
et up at the Womans Club and \yill
?ceive donors from 9:30 a. m. to j
Instruction# to potential blood do- ;
ors are as follows: "Do not eat any j
Mrs. Robert Miller and her committe
of volunteers aiding in the
Rod Cross Bloodmoble work were
to meet Thursday night at 7:30 at
the Woman's Club for a special
training course to be taught by ,
Miss Marion Ritsert. of Atlanta.
its such as butter, eges, cream, 1
teat and soup during four hours ,
rlor to donation. Breakfast may inlude
dry toast, /run juice, black
offee.' M ? ^**
Meantime, local Red Cross offici- !
Is reported another local incident j
f the need for blood which was ta- ,
en care of through rhe Red Cross '
lood bank. Mrs. Bill Bush, of North
ledmqnt avenue, was Taken to Shel
y hospital this week for several
ransfusions. The blood was on hand 11
nd Mrs. Bush is expected to return *
a full health.
More than 400 persons signed
ards indicating their availability
s blood donors.
"We were highly gratified to the 1
?sponse to this worthy appeal/' '
[arold Hunnicutt, chairman of the
rogram in -Kings Mountain, said. 1
We do want to urge all persons who '
ave been notified of appointments -j
3 be present Friday. Otherwise, ail
be work which has been done will
o for nought." . \
Education Week Will
le Observed In City
American Education Week will be
bserved in the Kings Mountain J
ity Schools November 7-13.
Each morning at 10:30 a program 1
rtfl be presented in the Central I
igh school auditorium. Visiting <
ministers for the week wi)l be Rev. I
y. H. StSender, Central school; Rev. ]
,. C. Pinnlx, East school; and Rev.
v" L. Pressly, West school. * I
On Thursday, Nov. 11 the nro;ram
at Central school will be spoilored
by the American Legion.
The public is invited to attend the
irograms. * . .
"The schools are yours. Visit
hem," a spokesman for the school
Parking meter receipts for the
26th week of operations, which
ended at noon Wednesday, totaled
$157.74 according to a report
from the office of S. A. Crouse, city
clerk. Receipts for the 25th week
were erroneously reported as $152.- .
28 last week?the total should i'
"have been $152.38.
Kiwanis To Sponsi
r%?j ai hk.
rrouucnun vx rw
The Lenolr-Rhyne College Play-1
nakera, under the direction of Mr*. I
Varl Setzer Deal, will present "Litle
Woman," the' stage adaptation
>f Louisa M. Alcott's classic novel,
rt the Klnps Mountain high school
tuditorium next Thursday night at
The play, * four-act comedy a?
lapted for the stage by Marian D.
'oster, is being sponsored by the
?lngs Mountain Kiwanis, club. Ad.
nigsion will be $1.00 for adults and
50 cents for children, tax Included.,
Vdvance sale of tickets is already
mderway. They can be purchased
Kings Mountain. N,
re Friday i!
Symphony Drive s
Now Underway t
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The annual membership drive r
of the Kin9s Mountain chapter of i \
the North Carolina Svmphonv So- I f
ciety began this week, following a r
committee meeting Monday after- t
noon at the Woman's Club, and c
former members are being urged
to forward ther checks for mem- c
bership nenewals. c
Former members hare been c
xhailed statements for dues, in or- ' e
der to speed the membership c
drive, according to an announce- '
nent by Mrs. Paul Mauney. chair- 3
The Kings Mountain Society is
seeking o minimum of S750 in
memberships, the amount required
to assure appearance of r the
Symphony in Kings Mountain for
concerts next spring.
w. l. wpfgfhr, JiTdTCnnton.-tiro-*
ther of Mrs. Arnold Riser of Kings
Mountain was found shot to death i
near Roseboro in Sampson county
Monday, after he had left his home
>n Sunday tp check on some Sunday
Mr. Wright, district fish and game j
protector, had been shot once in the i
:hest with a 22 caliber bullet.
Sunday hunting is illegal in Nor- j
rh Carolina. j
Sheriff Perry B. Brockman was ir\- j
/estigating the case, but no arrests!
tad yet been made, according to
Information receive^ here.
Funeral rites were held on Wed- j
rtesday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Kis- |
?r, who attended the funeral, had
riot returned to Kings Mountain
To Meet Nov. 15
Tentative plans were announced ]
[his week for the annual meeting of' .
the Kings Mountain Sportsmens 1
Wildlife club at which time new officers
of the organization are to be'
elected. The meeting will he held at
the Womtin's club on Monday night,
Other features of the program will
be dinner, a movie about wildlife,
and discussion on wildife problems.
Prominent guests are expected, including
Ross O. Stevens of Raleigh,;
fxeetutive secretary of the state
Wildlife Fedeation, Col. Clyde Patton,
of Rdleigh, executive director;
af the Wildlife Resources Commission,
and George W. Keese, of Gas- ;
tonia, member of the commission,
and other out-of-town sportsmen.
A nominating committee to select
a slate of officers for vote of j
the members is to be appointed this j
weekend The club has some 65 mem j
Complete arrangements will be'l
announced next week and members ]
will be mailed announcements of J
the meeting. i 1
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dz Lenoii-Rhyne ;
f "Little Women";:
H the Kings Mountain Drug Com- ^
pany or at Griffins Drug Store. |
Proceeds from the project will go
to the Kiwants cluh's Under-Privileged
W. K. Mauney is chairman of the
Klwanis committee handling the
project V 1
"We are very happy to be able to
present the Lenolr-Rhyne PlaymaKers
in Kings Mountain," Mr. Maundy
said. "We know that the produc
tlon will be an excellent one and
the club hotfes that it will.pday to a
packed house." ' "t-5
. C.. Friday. November 5. 1946
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1,450 Citizens !
Cast Votes Here;,
Scott Tops Ticket
Kings Mountain citizens, 1450
trong. voted \virh the county, state
md nation Tuesday, as it recorded
leavy majorities for all Democrats
in the ballots, gave President Har
y iruraan a clear majority over all
lis opponetns, and appeared to have
oilowed the voting trends of the
est of the state down to the mater
of four amendments to the state
After depositing their votes and i
hecking on the local counting,
ompleted around 10 p. m., local
Itizens then repaired to the nearst
rado and gradually waxed popped,
as President Truman grabbed
he popular and electoral vote lead
ind, amazingly to almost everyine,
But Kings Mountain gave its
iggest out-of-county majority to
V. Kerr Scott, who himself came
iff the ropes earlier in the political J
eason to become the first man in |
forth Carolina to run second in the j
irst Democratic primary and then '
to on to capture the gubernatorial.!
lominaiion. Kings Mountain gave
scott a total 01 1,152 votes to 233 for
3eorge M. Pritchard. his GOP op
Second locat favorite was J- Mel-itte
Broughton who was Scbo'rded
.079 votes for the'Ui-8. Senate a[ainst
246 for his GOP opponent
fnhn A a *ui ?1 ?a
. n iiiMiiQuii, n uiiru was
'eteran Congressman A. L. Bulwincle,
re elected for his tenth consec,
itive term. Kings Mountain gave
dajor Buiwinkle 1,073 to 268 for
'alvln R- Edney. the GOP candidate
vho conducted an extensive direct
nail campaign locally.
The presidential vote in Kings
f jntain was:
Truman 853. Dewey 319, Thurnond
216, Wallace 5.
Mr. Truman therefore defeated all
lis opponents by 853 to 540. The
'ive Wallace votes were cast in East
Cings Mountain precinct. The pink
inged Progressive candidate did
tot scratch in the West Kings Mounain
box, though his gubernatorial
unning mate. Miss Mary'Price of
?reensboro, did. Her lone Kings j
fountain vote was accorded by a
Vest Kings Mountain voter.
In the county, the vote was sol-j
(Cont'd on page eight*
Minstrel Show Billed
For Friday At 8 P. M.
"Minstrel Days," a two-hour show
vill be presented by the Centra!
ligh Dramatics club in Central auiitorium
in Friday night at 8 o'clock
iccording to an announcement by
Miss Mary Belle Teague, drama'
Music for the performance will be
jlayed by Miss Hayes Mitchell, pi- j
jno teacher, and Miss Pauline Mau- ;
iey., high school student.
The announcement listed the folowing
Speaking parts ? Jack Ruth, Char
es BJanton. Hunter Warlick. Bill A-!
nno rial.,I- r. *
i/citui nuiaiciicF, i>cmauin
ilanton, Boyce, Huffstetter, Jean
L,ynch, Nan(Jean Gantt, Jean Cash,!
and Jeanene Halman.
Specialties ? Ann Mayes, Melbra J
rendall, Betty Cash, Dorothy Fulton, i
Evelyn Cllne, Betty Wilson, Kitty!
falls, Ruth Dettmar, Jo Ann Britt;'
iackie Wilson, Harold England, Jan
Reynolds, Wilburn Smith, and Clifon
Admission for tne "minstrel" Is
15 cents for students, 50 cents for
idults. Tickets may be purchased
'rom members of the cast or at the
ioor Friday night.
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Meters To Require
forking meters will require
'feeding" en Wednesday afternoons
from now through Christ- j
mas- according to an announcement
from City Rail this week.
It has been custernary to girt
motrists a Wednesday afternoon
reprieve irem the parking law
stipulation*, but the policy has
been changed for the period retail
merchants suspend thMs Wednesday
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All Day Wednesdays
Kings Mountain retail merchants
are now open six lull days each
week and will continue that policy
through Christmas, with the
exception of the Thanksgiving
Majority of the tetail firms were
open Wednesday afternoon for the
first time since Christmas 1947.
Exception was several North Piedmont
avenue firms who closed as
previously. A spokesman for this
group of Laos indicated these
firms would continue the Wednes
day half-holidays through Thanksgiving.
The Merchants Association tec-.
ommended the change in policy to
accommodate autumn and early
For Brendall Set
Uptown churches will Join in a wel
come service Sunday evening for
Rev. J. H. Brendall. new pastor of
Central Methodist church, according
to an announcement this week by
Re. W. L. Pressly, president of the
The service will be held at Central
Methodist church at 7:30, with Mr.
Brendall delivering the sermon. His
subject will be "Wake Up and Live."
Participating churches are th?
First Baptist, First Presbyterian,.
Boyce Memorial ARP. ahd St. Matthew's
Board To Consider
The regular monthly meeting of
the city board of commissioners,
which customarily would me?t on
Tuesday night, has been postponed
until Thursday night at 8 o'clcok,
according to an announcement by
E. C. Brandon, city engineer.
Mr. Brandon said the postponement
was made in order that the
board of commissioners, which expects
to consider the proposed zon
ing ordinance xor tne cuy, couia
meet with members of the city planning
Some 30 citizens were present ,at
the City Hall last Thursday evening
for a public hearing on the proposed
zoning ordinance. S. Leigh Wilson,
North Carolina League of Municipalties
zoning representative, discussed
ihe proposed ordiance and
remarks were made by J. Byron
Koeter, planning board chairman,
and other citizens.
Few objections to the proposed
plan were raised, and the group pres
em indicated they favored the proposed
plan which would restrict future
building in the city to particular
The proposed law is expected to
be enacted at the meeting nexli
BAND TO HICKORY
The Kings Mountain high school
band will he among seven high
school and college mbands participating
in the annua! homecoming
day parade at Iamoir-Rhyne College
at' Hickory Saturday. Other
features of the parade will be 26.
.floats. The bands will also play
at the LenoW-Rhyne-Gullford foot'ball
game Saturday night. The
parade begins at 4:15 p. m.
Congressman A. L. Buiwinkle, of
Ga9tonia, veteran 11th district Congresman,
who was re-elected Tuesday
to his tenth consecutive term b>
a margin in excess of 15.000 votes,
expressed "complete gratification"
Wednesday night over the sweeping
W* a telephone conversation with
the Herald, Mr. Bulwinkle said "I
am completely gratified at the Section
resuka and at the Democratic
victories at all levels, local, district,
state and national. The return of
Democratic control to both Houses
of Congress will make for better
"1 also wish to thank the good
people of Kings Mountain for the
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
Few keemed so believe it except
Harry Truman and National Chairman
Howard McGrath ?and some
say Truman convinced McGrath but
the nation turned out to be
"just wild about Harry" Tuesday.as
it swept him back into the White
House for four more years.
Swept in along with President
Truman and Vice-Presidential Candidate
Alben W. Barkley were no
less than 20 Democratic governors,
and majorities in both the U. S.
Senate and U. S. House of Represen
The box score in the Senate will
be 52 Democrats, 41 Republicans, a
net gain of eight Democrats, while
in the House, it will be 253 Democrats,
157 Republicans, a net gain
of 69 Democrats.
The popular vote for President
was reasonable close, with returns
j still not-quite-in Thursday morn- v
ing, but the electoral vote victory
was a smashing one. Truman was '
leading in 28 states with 304 elec!
toral votes, Dewey leading in 16
with 189, and Thurmond capturing
four with 38 electoral votes. Though
he got more than one million votes.
Progressive Henry Wallace had not
one electoral vote.
For, President Truman it was an
; off-the-ropes triumph in which he
made the Republican - controlled"
. 80th Congress the whipping boy for
' the His of the nation. Though the
| big city newspapers, radio cortyrientators.
pollsters and the GOP cam
j paign leadership pooh-poohed the
effectiveness of the campaign and
uniformly predicted a victory for
i Dewey and Warren, Mr. Truman
; kept telling the nation he was going
to win. He did, thus making the
GOP eat their words. A GOP conj
vention song favorite was "We're
NOT wild about Harry."
There was some questions as to
whether the pollsters would be able
to continue in business. The only
lucid statement one could make
i was, "We Were wrong." ...
' With the vote close in many stai
tes, the decision was still in doubt
12 hours after the polls of the nation
clotted ? though it was apparent
the Democrats could do no
worse than get a decision front the
House of Representatives which it
had won. Dewey conceded defeat at
11:15 a. m. Wednesday.
Harry Kimmel, since 1945 assistant
superintendent of the Pauline
1 Plant of Neisler Mills, Inc., has been
: promoted to superintendent, sue.
ceeding the late Frank C. Roberts,
J it was announced this week by C
| E. Neisler.
Clyde Jolly will assume the posi!
tion of assistant superintendent Mr
Mr: Kimmel has been associated
with Neisler Mills since 1930. He
was employed ai the Margraoe plant
: until 1942, when he was transferred
I to the Pauline piant as overseer of
I the dobby loom weaving department.
excellent support again accorded me
in my race for the House of Representatives.
The majority given me
in the Kings Mountain boxes was
an important factor In the total."
Kings Mountain supported Mr.
Bulwinkle better than five to one.
Congressman Bulwinkle, who like
many other Southern congressmen
will again be Identified with the ma
Jority party, will have several important
committee assignments. As,
Number 2 majority member of the
important House Interstate and Foreign
Commerce committee, Congresman
Bulwinkle will serve as
chairman of three sub-committees,
on aviation, communications an0
j public health. mmit