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Parking meter receipts for the *
30th week of operations, which
ended on Wednesday at noon, to- II
, taled $152.26 according to a report
from the office of S. A. Crouse,
HOEY ADDRESSES CLUB
U. S. Senator Clyde R. Hoey, of
Shelby, was to address the King6
/ Mountain Kiwanie club at their
Thursday night meeting at the
Woman's Club, as the local civic
organization held its annual Tea- I
cher's Night banquet. The meeting
was at 6:30.
J. W. Roach has resigned from
the police department, effective
Dec. 1, according to an announce- j
ment by N. M. Farr, Chief, Former
Police Officer Aaron Allen is j
now on temporary duty with the
department Chief Farr said.
Members of the band council
will hold a party for students and.
parents of school students at the j
high school gymnasium Friday
night, December 10, according to j
an announcement made this week.
A nominal admission will be
GIRL SCOUT BOARD
The Girl Scout Area Board was
held at the Woman's club Monday !
with 25 members present. A very
interesting and instructive meeting
was conducted by Mrs. Rankin.
aTea>board .president. Plans were
made for the area supper meeting
to be held in Kings Mountain Y?.n'
uary 24 at the Woman's club at 7
TO ATTEND MEETING
Mrs. W. T. Weir and Miss Mar- |
g a ret Goforth will, go to Rdleigh ,
Friday afternoon, where they will (
attend the Saturday meeting of <
presidents- and legislative chairmen
of the North Carolina' Education
association. Miss Goforth is '
president of the Kings Mountain i!
NEA unit, whtle * Mrs. Weir is j |
chairman of the legislative com- j
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'Three building permits were is- i
siied at City Hall since Nov. 17. J
On Monday permit was issued to |
H. T. Fulton for Remodeling Sou- J
them Bell Telephone A Telegraph
Co. building at the corner of Cherokee
and Mountain streets, coot
$500. On Wednesday permits were
Issued to W. A, ChHders, for eon- j
struction of a warehouse On Cansler
street, $250, and to. Annie
Hamm Jones, for construction of a j
dwelling off North "Piedmont s.venue,
Seal Sale Totals
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Total receipts to date In the'ClevelAnd
County Tuberculosis assoMR
ciat ion's annual Christmas Seal Sale l
W* are $3,238.98, according to an announcement
this week by Mrs. W.
C. Stalling*, executive secretary of
Of the total returns, $1,098?3. have
been received from the mail seal
t '.- ale.
About 11,000 letters bearing 200
Christmas seals were mailed to
county cftlzens, and officials.of the
drive are urging citizen's to send in
. payment for the seals before the
Christmas mailing rush begins in
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s Goal of the campaign is $8,000. <
J Officials of the drive said they were
well-pleased with returns to date. U
I Local Band Captures j
Top Priso At Shelby J
The Kings NoustMis Ugh school |
band captured a $100 prize for top
honors at the Christmas Cavalcade
f In Shelby Monday night:
Competing among six hands ,
K from high schools of the area, the . j
ctsien en basis ol marching abOl- j'
ty, smartness, music, dram ma
Held On Tuesday
Opens Yule Season
A crowd estimated at 3,500 men,
vonaen and children jammed the
luslness section ot the city Tuesday
ifternoon to greei Santa Claus on
lis annual visit to Kings Mountain
or the Christmas opening celebraVI
w* mic nuigs unuumdin assocra*
The parade, in honor of Old Nick,
vas uniformaily praised as the best
n the 'history of the event. It feaured
five floats, thTee bands, and
ieveral other decorated vehicles, as
veil as comic characters, in the line
The parade started, virtually on
ime, and was oonapleted about 5:15.
The five floats included a post:ard
float, a dove float, a float demoting
the bringing in of the Yule
og. a queen's float, and one for Old.
*lcll Himself. On the -quit's float
ode Hazel Floyd, who was Kings
mountain representative in the
Charlotte Christmas festival Novem>er
17 with a half-dozen pretty atendants
begowned in evening dress.
Phey were Lenora Plonk, Dorcas
Carpenter, Kitty Falls, Frances
Payne, Betty Hord, and Bobble Simnons.
On the last of the floats came
Janta Claus, and his appearance
created quite a.commotion.with the
rounger folk who scrambled for a
?ood view of their favorite Decem>er
friend, and for the candy auck?ra
and other favors he tossed out.
Christmas street lights, owned by
he Merchants Association and Initalled
by the City of Kings Mbunaln,
were turned on as dusk ga:hered,
and retail stores, open after
:he event, were Jam-packed with the
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*t<a? icai yut isiiiioB* uuy nig ruMl.
Aiding in the direction of the e/ent
was Robert E. Smith, Charlotte
Jecoration expert, and Knox Hardin,
Shelby police chief.
State Legion Head
To Speak Here |
Joe Grler, of Charlotte, command;r
of the North Carolina Depart-1
Ttent of the American Legion, will
address members of Otis D. Green
Po?t 155 and members of the local
-eglon Auxiliary at a special dinner
meeting.to-be held at the Woman's
Club Saturday night, December
Announcement of the joint meeting
was made-by Ollie Harris, commander
of the local post.
Cards were mailed Legion memners
this week, with the request that
-eservations (or the meeting be
made by December 7. Plates will
rost $1.50 each.
It was also requested that Legion
and Auxiliary members bring gifts
!or Oteen to this meeting. It is an
annual custom for local members to
aend gifts at Christmas to the veterans
at the Oteen hospital.
9tate Commander Grier, a Char-1
lotte fawyer, is a veteran of World
War II. ' . J
Merchants Are N?
Foil Stocks Of Ch
Kings Mountain retail merchants
lad completed store decorations and
tad well-stocked counters of special
Christmas merchandise this week in
anticipation of an eaTly rush ofChristmas
This year, for the first time since
1941, very few items are missing
'rom local stores, and merchants say
It Is reasonable to assume that San:a
Ciaus will be able to find about
inything he wants, whether shopping
for toys-for the children, or othtr
items for the grown-ups. \ \
Furniture and appliance dealers
nave a full stock of merchandise for
mmadlate delivery and are anticf- i
patlng a good demand for everything
from bedroom suites to wasting
machines. Jewelers are again
rhowlng full Hnes of nationally ad
/ertfcsed watches,..sterling silver, and
Hher Jewelry Items, and apparel
merchant* are again offering brand
names in everything from aulta and
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| CLUB MESIDENT?Taul M. Helsler.
Sr. tnoram of Noisier Mills, lac.
woo oloetod president of tho Kings
Mountain Country Clufc. Inc. at a
masting of directors Tuesday night.
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Paul M. Neisier, Sr., was elected 1
j president of the Kings Mountain
J Country Club, Inc., at a meeting of
| incoming directors held Tuesday
night. Other officers named were
i Hunter R. Neisier, vice-president,
1 and L. E. Abbott, secretary-treasurer.
President Neisier, who had served
> as vice-president and member of the
! board, during the.P^J'ear,.succeeds
i Fred W. Plonk who retired as president
at the Tuesday night meeting.
! Mr. Abbott succeeds Carl F. Mauney
i as secretary-treasurer,
i Attending the dinner meeting at
j the club were members of both the
| retiring and incoming boards.
Holdover directors from the board
'include George W. Mauney, Otto
j (Toby) Williams, Hunter Neisier
| and Paul M. Neisier. New directors
nt'lilHo riail^A Hamknirtkt
w?*?wvacr **?.??*ui igiu, iuai llll
Harmon, Dr. L. P. Baker, L. E. Abbott,
George Houser, W. L.. Plonk,
Ertle Powers and M. A. Ware.
Retiring directors are Fred W.
Plonk, Dr. P. G. Padgett, J. W. Milam
Carl F. Mauney, O. W. Myers, Paul
I McGinnls, Jacob Cooper, and Hugh
| Club committee chairmen are
named by the club president.
Local People Attend
Rev. and Mrf. W. L. Pressiy, W. E.
Blakely, and Mrs. J. L. McGlll were i
I among those Attending the special
Founders' Day celebration at Ers-?
| kine College, .Due West, S. C., oh
At the Founders' Day program, Dr.
! J: 'H. Pressiy of Statesvilie^ father
I of the Kings Mountain minister and
I grandson of the first president of the
college, wds one of the featured
Other features of the day's activities
included ground-breaking ceremonies
for a new college library
and new science hall.
Mr. Blakely and Mrs. McGIll are
members,of the college's executive
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white shirts to dresses and housecoats.
Firms stocking ladies' readyto-wear
report recent shipments of
the new "holiday" dress iioes.
Children, yvho like td major , In
I wheel goods, as well as dolls, and
games, should hot be disappointed
this year, and drug store counters
are laden with cosmetic sets, Christmas
candies, and other specialties
designed to please any parson's poc
Grocers are already selling a
Christmas specialties in the form
of ingredients for fruit cakes, and
will have all the trimmings ready
for -big Christmas-season dinners.
Merchants generally reported
more brisk buying the early days of
this week and some gave the opinion
that more popple are shopping
early this year than In those recent- j
ly past. However, they stfll -expect
Christmas buying to crescendo toward
the final break before Christmas.
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Girl Scout Fund
Drive To Begin;
W. W. Tolleson, well-known Kings
Mountain construction man. Will
head the second annual financial
campaign for the Girl Scout fund
according to an announcement this
It was announced that the annua]
campaign, seeking SI,000 as Kings
Mountain^ share ina $7,000 county
wide quota, would begin next week
During the past year, Miss Flor
ence Stabler, of Gastonia, was employed
a<s the first full-time executive
director of the program, and
much progress in extension baa been
reported. Cleve+and county is included
in the Pioneer area council,
with headquarters in .Gastonia. The
council operates Camp Rotary, neat
Crowder's 'Mountain, for use of Girl
i Scouts of the area.
v Aiding Mr. Tolleson in conducting
the campaign will be representatives
of local civic organizations. Mem
bers aiding the campaign from the
Kiwanis club will 'be Harry Page and
L. Arnold Kiser, while representatives
from the Kings Mountain Lions
club and Kings Mountain Juntos
Chamber of Comerce have not yet
two firms Entered
Over The Weekend
Police reported two break-ins over
Comrrtunity Implement k Supply
company was entered on Saturday
night, with two radios, an ejectric
drill, and around $25 in cash reported
Ware k Sons roller mill was reported
entered sometime during the
weekend but nothing was reported
missing police said.
Haywood Allen, deputy sheriff, investigated
.the robbery at^Xorrnnunity
Impttnem k Supply, fbcated on
Grover Mid near the southern city
limits. K heavy rainfall covered possible
footprints and no fingerprints
could be located it was reported.
To Speak Heie
D. C. (Peahead) Walker,.coach of
the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, is
scheduled ,to speak at the annual
football banquet of the'Kings Mountain
Lions club on December 14, according
to an announcement yesterday
by Dan Huffstetler, program
As is the annual custom of the
club, members of the high school
football team and their coaches will
be honor guests at the banquet. Also
special guests this year will be
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Gardner-Webb College team. Kings
Mountain players held down a majority
of the Gardner-Webb first
team positions during the past year.
Reservations for the banquet are
limited to 200, and club officials announced
that persona expecting to
bring guests should contact Secretary
Hubert Davidson at once. Due
to space Ilmftations, only about 70
places for guests of members will be
Coach Walker is as well-known
far his speaking in the banquet circuit.
as for his abilities as a football
coaCh. His current edition of the
Demon Deacons will play Baylor university
In the Dixie Bowl at Birmingham,
Ala., on New Year's Day.
Wake Forest won six games and
lost-three during the past season,
losing only to North Carolina, Clemson
and Boston College. Baylor
shows a record of six wins, two losses,
and two ties.
Band Will Collect
Old Toys Wednesday
Citlzons who plan to 9iv? old
tors to th? Kings Mountain Jun(or
rKwmKne nl CAiwmase. sSIos
trlbutton to the poor at Chntmaa
should hare them ready by four
?dock next Wednesday afternoon.
At that time members of the
Kings Mountain high school band
will make a house-to-house collection.
according to announcement
yesterday by Band Director
Tisane got out the old toys,
wheel goods, dolls, games, anything
that your children hare discarded."
said W. K. Mauney. |r.
chairman of the project. "The old
toys yea consider no good may
mean the difference between a
Joyful Christmas and an unhappy
one for some child in the community."
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, SPEAKS HEME SUNDAY?Federal
Judge E. Yates Webb. o( Shelby. will
peak at a union service hero Sunday
night at the high school auditorium
on the subject ot "Temperance.
For C. T. Dixon
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* unci ok i act vices win ue neiu aai* <
urday at 3 p. m. at Second Baptist J
church for Clarence Thomas Dixon. (
54,-who died Thursday around 7:45
a. m in a Shelby hospital after a six
Rev. B. F. Austin, pastor of the '
church of which he was a member,
Will-officiate, assisted by Rev. J, T. i
Bowman. Burial will be in Oak J
L Grove Baptist church cemetery. The !
body Will be brought to the church 1
one-half hour before the service. '
A native of Cleveland county, he '
had lived in Kings Mountain for 33
years. He was a son of the late Wil- i
iiam and Elizabeth Self Dixon, of 1
he Bel wood section of the county, ;1
He was employed by Craftspun
Mills at the time of his death and 1
had worked at that institution, formerly
Cora Mill, for over 2i0 years. J/
Survivors include his wife, the for- (
mer Miss Mattie. Blanton, two sons, 1
C. T. Dixon, jr., and Edwin Dixon, of '
Kings Mountain; three daughter, i
Mrs. David McDanlel, Mrs. Oland (
Horn, and Mrs. Wesley Kiser, all of s
Klpgs Mountain; three daughters,
Lefn Williams, of Fallston, Mrs. Hat- y
tie Bogg*, of Statesville, and Mrs. >
Maude Gantt, of Shelby; six broth )
ers, Henry Dixon, Fallston, Claude, i
Roscoe, and Dewey Dlxonr of Bel- 1
wood; and Ben and Marvin Dixon, <
of Rosebud, Ark.; and 10 grandchil- 1
dren. ' I
Boyce Memorial Jl
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In spite of a cold, driving rain,
i Boyce Memorial Associate Reformed
Presbyteriah church was filled Sunday
for special Golden Anniversary
services celebrating the dedication
of the church on October 30, 1898.
The services included a two-hour
morning program, including reading
of the church's history, a history
of church groups such as the Woman's
Missionary society and Sabhath
? Specially honored by a presentation
of golden orchids were Mrs. W.
r. Jackson, granddaughter of Robertj
Falls who gave the land for the for- ?
mer Kings Mountain ARP church,
first church of any kind built in
.vings Mountain, Mrs. Elmer Spen-t
ver, and Mrs. A. F. Whitesides, of
lastonia, and Mrs. Lona McGill, j
members of the first Woman's Mis-j
. dbnary society in the Kings Moun- j
ialn church. Not present at the ser- t
vices and honored in absentia were
Mrs. Cora Hunter, or Tampa, Fla.,
Mrs. Sallie Black Lamoh, of Chattanooga,
Tenn., Mrs. W. T. Bradfo/d,
and Mrs. J. M. Garrison. These, In
addition to the honorees present, are
the only surviving members of the I
iriglnal Women's Missionary group.
Also honored in absentia was W. A.J
Ware, only surviving officer of the
Xings Mountain ARP church. Mr, j
VVare, for many years an active
leader of Boyce Memorial church,:
was a deacon in the old Kings
Mountain church, constructed in
1876 on the property now occupied
by the-home of Mrs. Minnie H. Craw. 1
ford, on E. King streetMrs.
E. W. Weal gave the history J
of the ARP church from its origin
in Scotland by Ebenezer Erskine and j
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In Union Service
Almost all Kings Mountain churches
are joining in a union service
at the high school auditorium Sunday
night at 7:30 for an address on
"Temperance" by Judge E. Y. We>bb,
prominent Baptist layman.
The union service points up to the
coming election on January 8, when
Cleveland county dftizens WiH determine
whether the legalized sale, of
beer will be outlawed.
Rev. W. L. Pressly. president of the
Kings Moutain Ministerial associatibn,
announced yesterday that the
high school band, under the direction
of Joe Hedden, will play for the
Atter mil31? by the band, and a
song by the congregation, ftev. J. W.
Phillips, pastor of First NVesloyan
church, will give the "in vocation, and
Rev. J. H. Brendall, pastor of Central
Methodist church, will read the
3cripture. Rev. B. F. Austin, pastor
of Second Baptist church, will torav
tnd a double quartet will render
special music. Rev. P. D. Patrick, pas
tor of the Presbyterian church, who
will preside at the service, will present
Judge Webb, and Rev. W. H.
Stender. pastor of St. Matthew's Lutheran
church, will give the beneiiction.
Special music for the service is being
arranged by Rev. L. C. Pin nix,
pastor of First Baptist church.
'We'are particularly anxious to
have a large crowd at this service,"
a spokesman for the Ministerial association
said this \taeek. "Judge
Webb its an eloquent speaker and
will present a forceful logical message."
School Yule Holidays
To Last One Week
Christmas holidays in Kings
Mountain city schools will be only
>ne week long this year according
o an announcement by Superintenient
Mr. Barnes said Christmas holiiays
would begin at the end of
ichool December 21, and rhat classes
would be resumed the morning of
Wednesday, December 29.
The shorter vacation period is beng
used this year to make up time
ost by the late start of school, Mr.
jauura ?iu. otnuui uegan aimosi
our weeks late this year, due to the
jolio situation. <
>thers in 1733, and the joining of
he Associate Presbytery and Reormed
Presbytery in Pennsylvania
n 1782 to form the Associate Reforned
Presbyterian church down to
he building of the present church.
Though the Pisgah settlement befan
about 1750, closest church for
VRP's before 1793 was Beersheba
:hurch in York county, S. C., and at
-ong Creek in Lincoln county, N. C.
n that year a log churcti was built
tear what is. now called Sparrow
Springs. In 1797, this church was divided
into two congregations?Bethiny
in South Carolina aho Old Pisfatl.lt
was Old Pisgah church, built
?n land noW owned by Dr. J. E. Anhony,
from which Boyce Memorial
jrcw. Old Pisgah, for geographical
ronvenience, was divided in 1856,
nto What is now Pisgah church near
jiastonia. and Nchn <?hiir/>h ilia lai.
er organized on March 17 of that
- ear, in the home of William Weer.
lev. Ebenezer Ersklne Boyce,. for
vhom the Boyce Memorial church
vas named, was theflrst pastor. The
tite of this church was one and one- talf
miles from the city near Nebo
^eek and'was used for 20 years. W,
L Ware. Boyce Memorial's -oldest . Iving
elder, was baptized at this
rhurch on August 24. 1865.
Another division resulted in huildng
of the Kings Mountain ARR
:hurch frj 1876, as part of the congregation
went to Bethel church on the
-herryvllle Road. y
In 1897, heirs of the late A- V.
Falls, grandfather of Mrs. Cora DH1rig
Hunter, T. If. and M. L. Harmon,
lonated the land at the comer cA
Medmom and King streets for the
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