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City Limits <1940 Census) 6.574
Immediate Trading Area 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
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ASSEMBLY YOUTH NIGHT
Young people of First Presbyterian
church will have charge of the
evening service Sunday, night at
7:30 as the church observes the an.xtual
"Assembly Youth Night".
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A IICUIC U1 l??C piugiam ?*iii i/v.
"Light of God is Kalling."
Rev. Smoot Baker, D. D., pastor
of Grover Baptist church was- to
address members of the KingsMountain
Kiwanis club at their
regular meeting at the Woman's
Club Thursday night at 6:30. Dr.
Baker was to discuss his recent
tour of Europe and the international
meeting of the World Churches
at Amsterdam, which he attended.
' METER RECEIPTS
Parking meter receipts for the
27th week of operations, which
ended at noon Wednesday, totaled
$169.45. Total receipts were reported
as $4,282.40 as of Wednesday
the announcement stated.
WOMAN'S CLUB MEETING
Rev. W. M. Boyce, D. D., of Charlotte,
former Kings Mountain pastor
will address members of the
Woman's Club at their regular
k meeting November 19, at 8 o'clock.
1 (Dr. Boyce will use as his subject,
"Has Communism Come to Kings.
. .Mountain?", according to *n anW
nouncement tjy Mts. E. W.'Grif
^ AID DAVIDSON DRIVE
Mra. C. E. Neisler and C. E.
Neisler have been named to serve
on committees seeking to raise
$2,500,000 for Davidson College.
Mrs. Nelsler was named to serve
on the sponsors' committee, while
Mr. Nelsler was appointed to the
development committee. Announcement
of the financia I campaign
featured a rally at.the college last
City Board Was
The city board of commissioners
was expected to enaot into law a
city zoning ordinance Thursday
The board, which had postponed
its regular meeting from Tuesday
night in order to meet with the city
planning board, Was expected to
make only minor changes in the
proposed ordinance drafted by the
city planning board and discussed
at a public hearing two weeks ago.
AUU /vvmmioel/knorc o/oro a-tttn
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expected to-discuss possible changes
in the city building code, and a
curb-and-driveWay ordinance regulating
curb and driveway distances.
The zoning ordinance, as proposed
would set up four major zones, including
a business zone, industrial
zones, neighborhood trading areas
and residential areas. Purpose ol
#the ordinance, according to J. Byron
Keeter, planning board chairman,
is to prevent encroachment of business
and industry on residential
The proposed Jaw was also discussed
at several, civic dub meetings
by S. Leigh Wilson, zoning expert
of the Nojrth Carolina League
Inspection Lone Due
Bock November 23rd
' Motor vehicle inspection lane num
ber 4 Is scheduled to return to Kingi
Mountain on Nov. 23 and will * remain
here through Nov. 27.
Deadline on inspection periods ai
listed under Regulation No. 5 are:
~*(4) Ail motor vehicles of the yeai
models 1944 and 1442 shall be in
spected on or before November 30
"if) All motor vehicles of the yeai
model 1441 and 1444 shall be In
spected on or before December 31
A permanent inspection lane *ii
set *up in Gamoeia. Lane 4 la in For
est (City until Nov. 20 and wiH mov<
from Kings Mountain to Shelby on
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SERVICES FOR WAR HERO?Fina
. interment rites for Pfc. John Dixor
Blackburn, above, will be held Sun
day at 2:30 p. m. at Bethlehem Bap/
To Be Held Sunday
Final interment services for Pfc
' John Dixon Btackburn, 21, son o1
W. L. Blackburn, of Groves *nd tht
late Fannie Waters Blackburn, will
be held at Bethlehem Baptist chur
ch Sunday at 2:30 S'clock. The bod>
I will be brought to the church at S
Rev. T. W. Fogleman. pastor, will
' conduct the service and interment
j will be held In the church ceme
tery. The Shelby National Guard
company will be in charge of tht
service, assisted by members of th?
American Legion and VFW posts
of Grover and Kings Mountain,
Pfc. Blackburn was killed in ac
tion near St. Lo. Normandy, France
on July 16, 1944, while serving with
the 134th Infantry regiment of th.e
[ 35th division. He was formerly an
1 employ of Margrace TVtiil. Kings
Mountain. His father is now a po.)
lice officer here.
He was graduated from Grovei
i high school and was a member ol
I Bethlehem Baptist church. He was
I not married.
I Other survivors include two bro
thers. Grire Blackburn, of Mt. Airy
and Edgar Blackburn, of Grover
four sisters, Mrs. Darvln Earl, Gro
ver, Mrs. Elmer McMurry, Grover
, Mrs. John Camp, Spindale, and Miss
Rebecca Blackburn of Grover.
The body will remain at Harris Fi
neral Home here until Saturday af
| ternoon when it will be taken to th<
home in Grover.
: laycees To Heai
' Congressman A. L. Bulwlnkle, o
Gastonria, will address members o
the Kings Mountan Junior Chambei
of Commerce at their regular meet
;'ing Tuesday night at 7 o'clock a
I the Woman's Club.
[; Mr. Buiwinkle was re elected t<
his 10th consecutive term in Con
[ gress in the November 2 general e
> lections. Final tabulations show h<
received 40,003 votes to 21.872 for hii
1 Republican opponent Calvin R. Ed
ney of Marshall. Major Bulwlnkh
was accorded majorities In five a
V the six counties in his district, wit!
Cleveland county giving him th<
! largest percentage-wise, 7,263 t<
The program is being arranged bj
the club's public affairs committee
according to an announcement b:
W. S. Fulton, Jr., president.
i Police Department
Adds New Officer
?. N. M. Farr, chief of the King!
I Mountain police department an
,1 nounced this week addition of 1. E
; Andrews, of Shelby, 60 his depart
. ment as a patrol officer.
' Addition of Officer Andrews ti
the <Japartment brought the numbc
t of employees on the staff to 1:0, Chle
. Farr said.
, Other officers, in addition to Mr
Patrol ? Charlie L. Bowen, W t
t Blackburn, George H. Allen, J. W
1 Roach, and S. R. Davidson.
1 Traffic?J.,Z. Petty.
1 Desk?P. D. Fulton and H. A. Har
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Kiwanis Head j
Foi Coming[ Year
J. Byron Keeter, prominent Kings
Mountain civicteader and business- |
man, will serve as president of the
Kings Mountain Kiwanis club for
1949, according to results of the fi- i
nal club balloting last week.
Mr. Keeter will succeed John L. j
McGill, who has served as president
of the club since January 1948.
Other officers named were: J. Har- j
old Coggins, secretary - treasurer; J
and Hugh Y. Ballard, vice president. !
'] Mr. COggins has been serving as j
| secretary-treasurer since the depart !
( ure of J. E. Huneycutt last summer. I
Named directors for 1949 are Dr. j
* P. G. Padgett, Drace M. Peeler. Dr. J. !
I S. Mauney, W. S. Fulton, Jr., Dr. R. }
! X Baker, L. E. Abbott, and J. E. An- j
j thony, jr. Also serving on the board i
I ex officio will be John L. McGill.
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Farr Issues Warning
t To Fire Truck Chasers
'Too many people have been folI
lowing fire trucks on call to answer
\\ a fire alarm recently and we're go,
ing to have to start serving citations
i and have violators post bond for
trial in court," Chief N. M. Farr of
,; the police department said Wednes!
I "Some people know that it Is a!
gainst the state motor vehicle laws
1; to trail fire trucks enroute to fires 1;
and others don't. Ignorance is no
' j excuse" he continued.
> Motor Vehicle law 20-157 states In
part that It ' aJWR -be ttnmv^ttt l Mr J
i any driver of any vehicle other than ;
on official business to follow any j
fire apparatus traveling in response \
to a fire alarm any closer than one
>' block or to drive into or park such
'| vehicle within one block where fire ;
' apparatus has stopped to answer a1
1; fire alarm." j
The section also states "that upon
approach of a fire or police vehicle!
with siren, the driver of every other j
vehicle shall immediately drive his
^ vehicle to the right curb, clear of
*'any intersection of highways, and
shall continue to remain in such po
sit ion unless otherwise directed by
a police or traffic officer until" the
police or fire department vehicle !
' shall have passed."
' Prosecution of violators of the a5
bove-mentioned laws will be strictly 1
carried out beginning immediately!
. Chief Farr said.
* Girl Scout Rally Set
For Monday At 7:30
A Girl Scout rally will be held
Monday night at 7:30 at St. Mat-1
thews Lutheran church.according to
an announcement by Mrs. W. H.;
Stender this week.
f All troop leaders, parents, and inf
terested citizens are bing urged to!
r | attend this meeting to further Girl j
' Scouting in Kings Mountain she j
"Parents are obligated to enter]
' their children in the Girl Scout pro"
grafn because M ifc one of the best j
' methods of teaching young girls to!
! be good citizens," Mrs. Stender said
s in making the announcement.
Representatives of each civic club
* are also being' asked to attend the
* Annual Wildlife C
' For Monday; Ross
Annual meeting nf th? ITintra
Mountain Sportsmen* Wildlife club
is scheduled ho be held at the Worn
a ns club Monday night at seven
o'clock with some 80-odd members
expected to attend along wkh sev9
eral prominent guests.
Rosa O. Stevens, well-known Rai.
leigh sportsman and executive sec
retary of the Worth Carolina Wlldlife
Federation has accepted an in>
vitation to attend, along with Win
r Oonat, of Raleigh, assistant chief of
f the education division, North Carolina
.Wildlife Resources commission.
George W. Keeee, of Gastonia,
vice chairman of the Commission, is
? also expected to' attend, aa well as
'. many prominent farmers and
sportsmen from the Kings Mountain
Program for the meeting trill Include
a Puked dfeken dinner, a
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BLOOD DONOB PROGRAM LAUNCHI
Alexander getting a cheek-up before <
Cros? Blood Donor program launched
Bloodmoblle doctor. U doing the cbecl
nurse, is writing the report, while Mrs.
looks. (Herald Photo by Bundy)
73 Pints Bh
Here For A,
Reach $894 Total C*j
Contributions to* tho Jacob S. '
Mauney Memorial Library Book ?
Fund totaled $894 Wednesday
night according to announcement
by J. Byron Keater. chairman. '
Mr. Keotsr expressed apprecla- ?
tion los tho generous response by
firms and individuals who have c
mads contributions thus far.
Coal of the drive is $2,000. The
funds are used exclusively for the
addition of books in the Jacob S.
Mauney Memorial Library.
Club Will Hold
Annual stockholders meeting of
the Kings Mountain Country Club, j
Inc., will be held in the clubhouse j
dining room Friday night, Novem- f
ber 19, at 7 o'clock, according to no- i
tices mailed members this week.
The meeting will be in the form |
of a Dutch Supper at $1.25 per per-1
son, and club officials are urging)
members to return cards immediate !
ly in order that proper reservations j
can be made. Members not expect-!
Ine to attend are beine asked to des 1
innate some other member as a
Fred W. Plonk, president of the
club, said the business at the meet- 1
ing will Include reports from t^e
president, secretary-treasurer, and
from the house, social, grounds, and
membership committee chairman.
The club will also elect 12 directors
to serve during the forthcoming
year. Following election, the directors
name their officers.
Members of the nominating com- !
mittee named by President Plonk 1
are Joe A. Nelsler, F. R. Summers, i
and John L. McGlll.
Hub Meeting Set ]
Stevens Speakei <
wildlife movie, election of club offi- j
cers for the 1948-49 year, and short!
talks by the state wildlife officials, il
Sam O. Davis. 1947-48 head of t
KMSWC, will preside at the meet- 1
lng ami will turn the gavel over to ]
hU successor after election of new <
officers. a ?
Purpose of the organization Is to
foster better relations between the i<
farmer and the sportaman, as well i
as to protect and restore game and 1
fish tn the Kings Mountain area. <
Nominating committee including 4
) W Blanton. C. D. Ware, and Mil 4
Osborne will submit a slate of officers.
Nominations will also be open
from the floor and vote will be
by written ballot. . .
v Notices have been mailed to mem- bers
of the clbb and M is urged that
acceptance cardn be returned by
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D HERE?-Shown above is Charles
jiving a pint oi blood in the Red
here last Friday- Dr. M. L Be lot.
ding, and Mrs. Guy Gold staff
N. M. Farr. local Chapter nurses aide
King* Mountain cilUem gave T3
Ints of blood for rhe are? brood
tank last .Friday in what Red Cross
lloodmobile officials termed "the
moothest operation" they have
Set up at the Woman's CJub, the
lloodmobile had a steady stream of
lonors throughout the day, as Kings
fountain citizens responded to the
all for blood.
Blood collected by the Red Cross
s processed into plasma at Charotte
and is then given to every hos
tital in the area where it is availble
without charge where needed,
ill hospitals in the area cooperate
n the program, and, when the sup>ly
of one blood type is exhausted.
nuic. ?uaj uc uuiaiut-u uy a can IU
he blood bank.
Harold Hunnicutt, chairman of
he local Red Cross committee makng
arrangements for the visit of the
tloodmobile, said he was highly
[ratified "at the exceptional respone
of Kings Mountain citizens." Mr.
funnicutt hims-elf was the first dolor.
"I would like to express my sinere
appreciation to all who had a
lart in jrnaking- the visit of the
tloodmobile to Kings Mountain a
iuccessful one, and particularly to
drs. J. R. Davis who furnished a
oom in her home as a dressing
oom for the nurses, the Margrace
Jtore for refrigeration, Kings Mounain
Cotton Oil Company for chrush>d
ice, Mayhew's Doughnut Shop for
[ift of doughnuts for donors, the
Voman's Club for use of its buildng,
Mrs. Jim Logan and Mrs. Clyde
'utnam for use'of their telephone
or the day, and, most important, to
he -donors themselves, without
vhom there would be no program.
"I also wish to thank the iarge
rorps of volunteer workers who gave
heir time in assisting the program."
The Blood mobile is scheduled to
eturn to Kings ^fountain in May.
It that time, volunteer donors who
vere not called last week, will be
lotified of appointments to give
D. T. Hayes Injured
When Car Over-Turns
Shelby hospital officials said
Thursday morning that the condiion
of Oliver T. .Hayes, well-known
Cings Mountain man who was inured
in an auto accident on the
"s? in _ n j ?* - - a.
^nerryvnie ivoaa weanesaay anerioon,
was very satisfactory.
Mi. Hayes sustained severe head
;ut? when his car over-turned a
ihort distance from the city limits.
l*he car was reported to have skidled
on the flick road and over-turnHi.
The accident resulted in considerable
damage to the car. ....
Weekly sessions of Kings Mountain
Recorder^ court will begin at
2 o'clock on kloitday afternons beginning
next week aooor^fog to
an announeettMM by Chief N- M.
Farr, of the depaHtg^.
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
Only 91 Minutes
On Its Decision
Judge J. Will Pless is scheduled
to .sentence Robert Howell, convicted
of second degree murder in connection
with the death of Betty
Smith, in Cleveland County Superior
Court at Shelby Friday morning
Howell has already been seniencitH
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othec counts, following pleas of
nolo contendere 10 charges of fornication
and adultery, driving while
drunk, and carrying a <"oncealed
' The jury returned its verdict at . 11:36
\Vednesday morning, 'after
deliberating 91 minutes.
Th?y jury rendered it's decision in
spite of the fact that Mrs. Howell again
stated that it was she who
shot Betty Smith to death on August
Judge Pless had thrown out the '
second degree murder chafgeL? against
Ray Sellers, owner of the
j home where the Smith girl was
1 found dead, but had sentenced him
j to two years in jail on charges of
I aiding and abetting prostitution.
, This sentence was suspended on
payment of a line of $1,000, court
costs and conditions that Sellers remain
on good behavior for th'ee
years and refrain from operating
Shady Rest Service Station for 12
months. ' '-v.
j The case for the state was prosecuted
by District Solicitor James C,
Farthing, of Leonir, while Howell
b*w mutcasP%roi lowing tne jury's
decision that the case would be appealed
to the North Carolina Supreme
The case involving the death of
the 15-year old unwed mother took
on several bizarre angles following
the shooting. Mrs. Howell said she
snot the Smith girl then denied it,
then "confessed" again. Howell had
continuously denied that he shot the
Conviction of second degree mutter
carries a minimum sentence of
two years, a maximum penalty of
I City Observes
The thirtieth anniversary of Armistice
Day, marking the official
close of World War I, was observed
- here yesterday.
The city post office and First National
Bank observed holidoys and
a special program was conducted
at Central School marking the anniversary
of the end of hostilities
on November 11, 1918, and merchants
The school children heard an address
by W. Faison Barnes, Kings
Mountain attorney, on a program ar
ranged by Otis D. Green Post 155,
The bank had not been scheduled
, to close for the holiday, but changed
its plans, according to B. S. Neill,
executive vice-president, when it
was learned almost all other banks
in the area were observing the holiday.
$1,000 To X-Roy Fund
Grady Howard, treasurer of tho
Kings Mountain Junior Chamber
I of Commerce X-May Fund, announced
Thursday morning ro
cetpt ol a contribution of 11,001
faom Noisier Mills, Inc.. to raise
the total contributed in Number
I 4 Township to approximately 31.500.
The fund campaign by the local
J ay coos seeks ? minimum of 34..
dif in Number 4 township In n
county-wide effort by the J ay cose ,
of Shelby and Kings Mountain
to purchase 31X000 T-0 X-Kay
1 machine which would enable all
' I prisons In the county to hare at
least one Z-Ray tost per year free.
The Jay coos are appealing to
business and industrial firms for
a donation of of 3140 per employ*
"1 knew I speak fo? Chairman
lee Hodden, all the membds of ?
slnllng ear appreeiahea leg thin
hmilsimi gift" Mr. IssnO sold.
well anderwe* leooO