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POPULATION
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City Limits (1940 Census) 6.574
Immediate Trading Area 15,000
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VOL.59 NO. 47
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METER RRECEIPTS
Parking meter receipts for the
28th week of operations which end-.
ed at noon Wednesday, totaled
^155.52 according to a report from
>lhe office of S. A. Crouse, city
clerk.
BUILDING PERMITS
Building permit was issued
Wednesday to D. F. Hord fbr authorization
to remodel an office
building in the Professional Build- j
Ing, estimated cost 'isied at $800. j
.On Monday permit was issued to ;
H. T. Fulton for construction of a
shed onto a barn on Fulton street, 1
cost $50.
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Capt. Humes Houston, commanding
officer of Headquarters and
Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion,
120th Infantry, North Carolina
National Guard, - announced this i
week that the authorized strength
p of the local guard Unit had been
increased 67 men and 11 offivers,1
creating a number of vacancies,
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the company has been issued weapons,
all new clothing, arid one Vehicle
? a ton-and-a-haif weapons
carrier.Though
a number of .vacancies exist,,Capt.
Houston issued a particular
request for enlistment to radio
operators. He also pointed out that
mote ratings are available than ever
before, and that young men between
the ages of 17 and 18 years
six months may join the national
guard and be exempt from'the draft.
, iFull information may be obtained
from Captk Houston:
Lions Wedding
' To Be Womanless
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The Kings Mountain Lions club
will present a womanless wedding
at the high school auditorium on
Friday night, November 26, according
to an announcement this week
by Paul McGinnis, chairman of the
club committee handling the project.
Mr. McGinnis said proceeds from
the show would go to the Lions
Christmas Fund far the Underprivileged.
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He announced that Glee A. Bridges
had signed a contract to serve
as the bride and that other arrangements
would be completed at the
regular meeting of the Lions club,
which will be held Tuesday night
the,Woman's Club at ^ o'clock.
He sai dclub members not partici
patlng In the wedding would use
the buddy system in attending the
"wedding", but refused to divulge
any further details.
Admission will be 30 cents for
children.. 60 cents for adults, tax
Included.
No formal program will be given
at the Tuesday night meeting, with
the full time being devoted to arrangements
for the show, program
chairman Dan Huffstetler said.
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Bookkeeping Service
William H. Halliburton, of Charlotto,
announced thi* week opening
of the Kings Mountain Bookkeeping
Service, wtth office at 11 Profession?
al BulMtng.
Mr. Halliburton mid his firm Is
prepared to handle bookkeeping
work of business firms on a parttlme
or full time basis. The service Includes
tax reports, regular statements
of conditions, cost accountancy
and other bookkeeplnk work.
Mr. Halliburton was formerly associated
with Mill Power Supply
company, Goodyear Tire company,
and recently was auditor for the
Bland Hotel chain. V. J
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In Pool
William Burnett,
Second Gzader,
Drowning Victim
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A proposed "fishing trip" which
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j ed in death by drowning Wednesj
day afternoon fro William Harold
5 (Billy) Burnett, eight-year-oid son
i of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Burnett, or
1 216 Fulton street.
The second-grade school child, in
j company with his school friend
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! in the warm Wednesday aiierndon
| sun to float around in the private
swimming pool off E. Gold street
owned by W. K. Mauney,.Jr. The
Belk child found the water too cold
but the Burnett boy floated out into
the pool on a board. He fell off and
drowned, Police Chief N. M. Farr
said the Belk boy told him Thursday
morning. '
The body of the drowned youth
was recovered from the pool about
8:30 Thursday morning by a group
including Chief Farr, Fire Chief
Grady King, Mr. Mauney" and city
employees. The parents had reported
their chiltj missing to police at 9
o'clcok Wednesday night, and Joe
Gamble, colored man who lives om
East Gold street, reported finding
the boy's clothes on the steps into
the pool early Thursday; morning.
TbgfcBalk youth, when first apprehended
by police, first denied any
'knowledge of the incident, stating
that he "had left Billy at the posfoffice
corner" and had gone to a movie.
After questioning he was allowed
to return to his classroom, and
he later "confessed" to his teacher,
Mrs. Catherine Palmer
Young Belk told Mrs. Palmer,
Chief Farr reported, that.the boys
had gone to the pool after school
was out. The water proved colder
than he liked and he decided not toj
enter the pool. Burnett, however,,
floatde out on the board, fell off,
and went down. The Belk youth
said he first tried to reach htm with
a stick, then with a wire, but could
not. He then became frightened, put
on his clothes and went home. He
told his mother, police said, that he j
had left his friend who was "going
fishing" and gone to the movie. Police
said the boy was afraid he
would be punished if he admitted
being at the pool. Neither boy could
swim.
The Belk youth is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Belk.
Coroner J. Ollie Harris said there
was no evidence of foul play and
that he deemed an inquest unnec-j
essary;
Surviving the Burnett boy are his
parents and two younger brothers,
Larry Gene and Jerry Burnett.
Funeral rites will be held at Tertipie
Baptist Church Saturday afternoon
at 3 o'clock, with the pastor,
Rev. W. F. Monroe, officiating. Interment
will be at Mountain Rest.
Bolwinkle Says Ii
Danger In Addles
Congressman A. L. Bulwinkle, of
the 11th district, told members of
the Kings Mountain Junior Chamber
of Commerce Tuesday night that
finding a means for preserving and
establishing Deac* In th* worlrf and
finding an avenue to prevent inflation
would be the prime problems
facing the 81st Congress.
The Congressman's address featured
the regular meeting of the ori
gantzation held at the Woman's
Club.
Jacob Cooper, a past president,
welcomed CI a von Kelly as a new
member of the organization, and Joe
Hedden gave reports on the progress
of the X-Ray Fund campaign
and on the quarterly board of directors
meeting of the state organization
held in Raleigh the past weekend.
Building his address around upcoming
problems facing the new
Congress which convenes in January
Major Bulwinkle refused to predict
'fVMther the Taft-Hartley Act would
be repealed or what changes, if any,
: will be made tn the tkx laws. Tax
law changes, he indicated; would
depend on the budget which he said
j would probably total about 941 bU..
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KMSWC PRESIDENT ? Harry Page,
above, was elected president ol the
Kings Mountain Sportsmens Wild*
life Club at the annual meeting of 1
the organisation held at the Wo- J
man's club Monday night.
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a Harry Page, prominent Kings 3
Mountain-aportsman, was elected J
president of the* i<twpi ptaiar ;
Sportenums Wildlife Cl>ih,.at<hean.- \
nual meeting of the organization 3
held Monday night at the Woman's 1
club building. He succeeded Sam O.
Davis.
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Other officers elected included J. i
D. Bridges, vice president and Co* <
mart Falls, three-year director. C. T. '
Carpenter, jr., was re-elected secre- I
tary treasurer. Holdover directors 1
are H. R. Neisler (one-year) and T. l
C. McKee (two-year). j 1
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Ross Stevens and Win Donat, both (
of Raleigh, made a short talks to the j
group, stressing need of better land-1
owner-sportsman relations. Several
farmers and sportsmen were guests 1
of the club. <
The club voted to have six meetings
a year, three in the fall and |
three in the spring. Tentative plans
were made to hold the next meeting {
Jointly with the Beth-Ware Progressive
club at Beth-Ware school on
December 15. J j
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EXECUTIVES CLUB i
| Judge Harold C. Kesslnger, na- i
tive of Egypt, III., a former editor, <
publisher, and business executive,
will address the Cleveland 1
! County Executives club at the reg- !1
ular dinner meeting at Hotel Char- '
les, Shelby, Friday night at seven i I
o'clock. The subject of his address
will be "Can Man Save Himself" 1
.from His Own Inventions?" Din- j
ner reservations are required to 1
>e in the hands of Secretary W. {
M. Ficklen by noon Friday.
nflation Big
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lions. Tax revenue would have to be J
sufficient, he opined, to pay the '
year's expenses including interest !
on the national debt and some pay,
ment on the debt.
| "The international situation," he (
declared in his opening remarks, "is :
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I uatton that one'depends on the other."
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Illustrating the dangers of inflation,
Major Bui winkle produced rwo
bills which totaled $25,000 in Chinese
gold certificate currency. He
added that these, bills would purchad?
about oris penny's worth of
goods
"There are two .methods to con-'
: trol inflation," the Congressman
I said. "One is by a restrictive act of
Congress, the other by a restrictive
act which would not become opera- j
.'tlve unless and until the President
invoked It." Mr. Bulwinkle added.
I that he will vote for some kind of
I controls, should they be offered.
Discussing the constant clamor
for reduction of government expen
ditures. Major Bulwinkle defended;
the expected $41-bil)ion budget. He.
pointed out that national defense a-1
lone will require $14- billion, while
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Grace M.
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Dedication
The new $55,664 Grace Methodist
church, replacing the edifice dek..
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will be dedicated at special services
at the church on Sunday
At 11 o'clock Bishop Costen J. Harreii
and Dr. W. A. Stanbury will dedicate
the churchf in formal services.
This service will be followed by a
picnic dinner at 12:30 and all former
pastors attending the services
will pnake brier talks at the special
2:30 p. m. service. Rev. B. A. Culp,
former pactor of the church, will
preach at 7 o'clock in the evening.
Beginning Monday evening Rev.
and Mrs. R. T. Houss, well-known e/angelists
and musicians, will begin
a revival series.
The dinner at the church will, of
:ourse, be free, with members, former
members and friends of. the
:hilrch being invited to attend with
>vell-filled baskets, according (o an
announcement by the pastor Rev.
3. W. Fink.
Grace Methodist church stands on
lis formCr site, a new modern building
of brick,construction. The main
auttlyHiiro- seats 320 person*,'while
buiJding Uas
li rooms ana a weu-iurnished pastor's
study.
The entire cost of construction, in
spite' of the fact that the church
vhich was burned was covered with
>nly a small amount of insurance,
vas paid for within a year after
uiilding began. In .addition, all
urnishings were paid for through,
:he pastor says, "the sadrificial and
aifhful labor of the entire congregation
by aid of many friends in
he* different churches of Kings
Mountain and'other places."
All members, former members and
Iriends of the church are being cor- ]
iially invited to attend the dedlca- j
rory services.
Communion Service
At Central Methodist
A special Thanksgiving Candlelght
Communion service will be
teld at Central Methodist church
text Wednesday evening at 7:30,-It
vas announced by Rev. J. H. Breniall,
the pastor. #
An offering will be placed on the
iltar by the communicants, Mr. Breri
daII said, and it will go toward alleviating
critical conditions locally.
The public is invited to attend the
terviee.
Neill County
Scout Chairman
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B. S. Neill, executive vice-president
of the First National Bank, was
looted vice-president for Cleveland
county of the Piedmont Council, Boy
Scouts of America, at the annual
meeting of the council at GardnerWebb
college Tuesday.
Other Kings Mountain men named
to important posts were Aubrey
Vfauney. council commissioner, and
Henry McKelvie, honorary president.
Ladd W. Hamrlck, a former Kings
Mountain citizen, was named vicepresident
of the council and mem-,
ber of the national council. The
council re-elected Knox G. Winget,
of Gastonia, as president.
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ARP Thanksgiving
Service At 7 JL M.
The annual early-morning Thanksgiving
service and breakfast will again
feature the Thanksgiving services
of Boyce Memorial ARP church.
The hatf-hour Thanksgiving service
will begin at 7 o'clock, and the
breakfast will be served by the men
of the church at 7:30. Th? earlier
hour is being used this year In order
that school children may attend
without being late fot achool, ft was
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DRIVE CHAIRMAN ? OUl? Harris 1
has boon appointed Kings Mountain .
chairman of the annual March of j
Dimes campaign, according to an
announcement yesterday by Carlos '
Young, of Shelby, county chairman. ,
Harris To Head :j|
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J. Ollie Harris, prominent Kings t
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American Legion, will head the t
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Mountain, It was announced 'rtjurs- c
day by Carlos Young) county chairman.
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Other area chairmen annburjeed f
by Mr. Young fncluded Mrs. Frank- ,t
lin Harry, Grover, H. M. Cash, 6eth- i
ware, and W. H. (Coot) Lutz, Waco. C
The campaign is conducted in 1
January, with proceeds going to the r
National Fqpndation for Infantile 1
Paralysis, which in turn gives aid d
to epidemic areas. The Foundation c
spent $200,000 in North Carolina dur 1
ing the polio ^pidemlc this year. ?
Chairman Ypung himself suffered ,
an attack of polio during the recent 11
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Turkey Shoot Set'
Monday Afternoon ,
Every sportsman In the Kings '
Mountain area is Invited to attend .
the Kings Moutain SSportsmens
Wildlife club "old-fashioned Thank j
sgiving turkey shoot" to be field at '
the old quarry on Lake Montonia '
road Monday afternoon beginning '
at 2 p. m. according to an announce,
ment by Harry Page, president. ^
Participants are requested to t
bring their own guns and ammiini- i
I tion, Mr. Page said, and are invited r
to come anytime during the after-1
! noon. Shooting is set to end at 5 p.m. 11
Five turkeys are on the prize list ?
i along with a number of other prizes, j
I Rigles and shotgun "shoots" will be i
held and skeet-shhoting is also on j \
the progtam. ' i
Kinas Mountain Is
For Annual Thank
Kings Mountain will observe jl
Thanksgiving next Thursday In the t ^
customary manner with the exoep- ) 1
tJon of school children. j i
City school officials announced ;
yesterday that no holidays will be I
observed this year, due to the late ' i
start or school. The two day* will be. i
used to make up time lost due to j
the polio epidemic, which caused t
school to begin several weeks after <
the customary date. i
Majority of retail merchants will j
close for the day, in accordn&ce with ! i
past custom and the by-laws of the;
Merchants association. Drug stores 1
will reserve Sunday hours, and ser- t
vice stations will observe regular <
schedules. 1
Majority of churches are holding
their Thanksgiving services oti Wbd- j
nesday evening, In place of regular
mid-week meetings. The Central i
Methodist church will have a
Thanksgiving Eve communion eer'
vice, while Boyce Memorial ARP
church is holding its annual Ibanks
giving service and breakfast on
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Survey
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Enact Zoning f
Ordinance
The city board of commissioners,
at its meeting November 11, authorized
retention of-W. K. Dickson Company
ot Charlotte, water and sewer
engineers, for a preliminary survey
and recommendations for improvements
in the city sewer system.
The hoard also formally passed
the city zoning ordinance, which was
irawn up by the city planning
hoard, and passed an ordinance regulating
curbs and driveways irt the
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Retention of the Charlotte engineering
firm was a preliminary step
in possible offering of a bond issue
o improve the city se war age sysem,
including replacement of the
iefective McGill tank which'is now
>ver-loaded to the point that secions
of the tjity served by this outet
can get no additional sewer service.
The board passed the zoning ordinance
with no changes, and Mayor s
I. Tom Fulton stated appreciation
;o Chairman J. Byron Keeter and the
Manning board, "for an exceptionaly
good Job."
The ordinance-(published in full
n today's edition of the Herald, Secion
2, pages four and five) sets up
'our types of zones in the city, a
jusiness zone, industrial zone, neirhborhood
trading area, and rest
lentlal-zones. Also regulated th?
fle amount of yard space required,
telght of buildings, and related mat
era. The ordinance provides for a
>oard ot adjustment t6 consider peitions
for exemptions from the ordiia
nee where hardship# occurs.
The board also discussed several
changes In the city's building code,
tut tabled the matter until the December
meeting.
The curb-and-dr'veway ordinance
requires obtaining of permits
rom the city before construction of
he driveway is begun'forb oth resdential
and commercial building,
'ommercial building driveways are
imlted to 30 feet in width, while
esidential driveways are limited to
2-feet in length. No more than two
Iriveways are allowed for residences.
(The ordinance is published In
ifll in today's edition of the Herald
Section 2, page five.)
Club Stockholders
Meeting Friday
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Annual stockholders' meeting of
he Kings Mountain Country Club,
nc., will be held at the club dining
oom Friday night at 7 o'clock.
The meeting, which will be a
Jutch Supper, will feature reports
>n the past year's activities by Presdent
F. W. Plonk, Secretary-Treas
irer Carl F. Mauney, and from chair
nen of the committees, including
louse, grounds, social, and member
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The stockholderswill also elect 12
It rectors to serve for the forthcommi?
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iame their officers.
Members of the nominating comnittee
include Joe A. Neisler, F. R.
iummers and John L. McGill.
Members expecting to attend are
irged to make dinner reservations
vlth Secretary Carl Mauney, if they
tave not already.
Getting Ready
sgiving Holiday
Thanksgiving morning. The service
vlll begin at 1 o'clock, with the
ireakfast in the Educational buildng
to follow.
Local grocers are raking orders for
:urkeys and the demand may outrun
the supply, Grocers and market
nen report a shortage in the gobbler
crop this year, and it is possible
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chicken on rhe Thanksgiving dinner
menu. This situation, however, is
not likely to create any undue consternation.
S basest dish on the Thanksgiving
Football jnenu will be at Charlotte, /
where Davidson and Furman will
clash In Memorial Stadium. Many
fans, accustomed ' to seeing the
Wake Forest-South Carolina Thanks
giving Day game, will make the ^
longer trip to Columbia for this
game, which is annuaHv a freescoring,
exciting affair. Other gam- t .
es scheduled for Tnanksgiving Day
include: Lenoir-Rhyne vs. Catawba
at Salisbury, and Guilford vs. EUrn
at Greensboro. ^
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