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City Limits (1940 Census) 8.574
Immediate Trading Area 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
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Special Christmas rites will be
observed at Grace Methodist
church on Christmas Day, it was
announced yesterday by the pastor,
Rev, G. W. Fink. A special
sunrise service'will be held at the
church Christmas morning at 6
O'clock, and the Youth Fellowship
will present a play "They Found a
Child" Christmas evening at 7
NO LIONS MEETING
Regular meeting of the Kings
Mountain Lions ciub, scheduled
' for December 28th, will not be
held. In lieu of the Christmasweek
meeting, half the members
of-the club are gathering at Muuney
Hosiery Company Thursday
night to prepare Christmas basFF
kets for the needy. The remainder
of the members will distribute the
Christmas cheer baskets on Christmas
Auto Inspection Lane No. 4 is 1
scheduled to return to Kings
Mountain Monday and to remain
here through Fridaj. All motor
vehicles of the year model 1941
ana iy4? are requirea to De inspected
by the end of the year.
The lane will operate as Usual on
Tracy street, between Gold and j
Mountain. Entrace to the lane will !
be from Gold street.
CITY AUTO TAGS
A total of 150 city auto license
tags for 1949 had been sold Tues
day morning, according to S. A.
Crouse, city clerk. The tags cost a
dollar and all cars owned by motwists
living within the city limits
are required to show them.
Members of th" Luther Leagues
of St. Matthew's Lutheran chureh i
will g? carol:'.,g after the Christ- j
mas Eve service at the church, it !
was announced this week. Mem- j
berj are asked to gfcther in the'
church recreation room Immediately
following the service.
Crescent Hill Property
Now In City Limit*
m. The city board of commissioners,
W in special session at City Hall Monday
afternoon, passed an otdinance
annexing approximately 18.68 ac-,
res of land to the city.
All of the land Included in the
annexation lies in Crescent Hill residential
Provisions pf the annexatiqn ordinance
give residents and property
owners in the annexed area all,
rights and orivileges of city citizen-!
ship together with a share in the
debts and other obligations of the
city. The property will be subject to
city taxes for 1949.
Houser Folio Drhro
chairman of Industrial gifts la
this'year's March ai Dimos earn'
paign. acceding to an announcement
Tussdaf morning try Ollie
Harris. Kings Mountain chairman.
Aiding Mr. Houser In this phase
of the campaign will bo Mrs. Harry
Fag# and Jack i. Dof.
Freessds from tbo March of
Dimos collection go ts defray costs |
af treatment of polio patients, for :
relief in epidemic areas, and lor 4
research to determine cause and
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The traditional Carol and Candlei
lighting service will lie held on"
| Christmas Eve, at 11 p. m.. at Sl
j Matthew's Lutheran church. This
service is an attraction for many
At the end of each church pew is
j a six foot pole1 with a candle, and
myriads'of candles are placed elsewhere
in the church. Lovely poinsettias
are placed around the church
to add beauty to the Christmas
scenes. A beautiful Christmas tree j
adds to the loveliness of the setting. ]
, ?round the entire front chancel of
the church has been placed a gar- I
j land of evergreens with white lights ,
and a large Moravian Star of the!
East to complete the scene.
The service is divided into three j
iPart*: . , .1
1. Mankind ? Yearning for the .
Light 'r -j
2. God?Preparing to Give the'
3. Jesus?the Light of the World. 1
The Senior choir, under the direction
of Mrs. J. E. Herndon, organist,
will render special music, and the
pastor will bring a brief Christmas i
At the conclusion of the service
each worshipper will be given a'
candle which will be lighted b^,the
ushers from the altar candles, and
the congregation will join in singing
"Silent Night! Holy Night!" after
which the congregation will file
out of the. church. The benediction
will be pronounced at the door. The
public is cordially invited to wor-.
ship at this service.
Contributions to the Jayoee X-Ray
fund' campaign from Kings Moun-1
tain totaled $2149 Tuesday morning,
according to announcement by
Grady Howard, treasurer.
Quota from Kings Mountain and
Number 4 township has been lowered
to $3400. Mr. Howard pointed
out, following purchase of the ma- '
chine at a figure less than was an- j
ticipated in the original budget.
Needed, therefore, to complete the 1
local portion of the campaign ?being
conducted Jointly, betwegji the
Junior Chahber of Commerce organizations
of Shelby and Kings Mountain?is
$1251. Mr. Howard safd several
firms., including one large industrial
firm, had indicated that
gifts to the fund would be forthcoming,
but he sa*d more will be needed [
to assure successful completion of
the drlue. I
Business and industrial firms |
have been asked to contribute $1-90
per employee to the fund.
Following is the list to date of
contributors to the campaign:
Mauney Mills, Inc., $134.00.
Narrow Fabrics, Inc., $73.00.
J: E. Her noon Company $10.00.
Bellinger's Jewel" Shop $5.00,
A4P Store $3.00.
Bridges and Hamrick $7.00.
J. G. Darracott Western Auto $5.00..
Myer's Department Stole $25.00.
J. R. Davis $5.00.
Bridges Auto Parts $5.00,
Dr. W. L. Ramseur $10.00.
Logan Supply $5.00.
Herald Publishing House $7.00. K.
M. Drug Company $8.00.
City Service Station $25.00. '
Trout Club $5.00. '
Superior Stone $75.00.
Bonnie Mill $121.00.
Mauney Hosiery Mill $110.00.
Sadie Mill $115.00
Nelsler Mills $1,000.00.
first National Bank 512.00.
Arthur Hay Ins. Agency $2.00. ,,
Rose's Five and Ten $1000.
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Beer Election Books
To Open For Last Time
Registration books lor the forthcoming
beer-wine election on
January 8 will be opm lor the
last time on Monday. December
Registrars will be at the respective
polling places throughout the
county to place on the books names
of eligible voters in order that
they might vote in the election
which will determine whether the
sale of. beer and wine will be
outlawed in Cleveland county.
The books would ordinarily be
open on Saturday, but special nil
ing by the attorney general enabled
the opening of the books on
Monday, rather than Christmas ;
day. Saturday, January 1. will be
One of the largest residential
realty transactions consummated
here in recent years, was completed I
last week, when Mr. and Mrs.
George H.-Mauney purchased the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
S. Williams, on Norrh Piedmont avenue.
Though the consideration was not
announced it was feliably reported ;
that the transaction ran well into
The property includes six and oner j
tenth acres, the commodious 10. t
room residence, and, several addi- ;
tional buildings including a ser- I
Haywood E. Lynch, Kings Mountain
realtor, handled the transac* !
The property was originally de-'
veloped by the late Capt. Freno Dll- j
ling and later became the property
of his son, the late Walter S. Dilling,
who had renovated the residence
extensively prior to his death and
the subsequent sale of the property
to Mr. and Mrs. Williams.
Feature of the Thursday night
meeting of the Kings Mountain
Kiwanis club will be showing of ,
the Esso Standard Oil Film "All '
Around Arkansas." The program
was arranged by Jesse A, Riser.
The club meets at the Woman's i
Clqb at 6:30. The club will take a
"holiday" the following week, as
no meeting has been scheduled ,
for December 30. i
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And it cam* to paw In those
days, that thorn wont out a do*
crao from Caosar Augustas, that
all tbo world should bo taxed.
(And this taxing was first made
when Cyronnlus was governor of
And all wont to bo taxod, every
one Into bis own city.
And Joseph also went up from
Gatalee. oat of the city of Nazareth.
into Judaea, unto "the city,
of David, which is called Bethlehem;
(because be was of the
hmiu nnrl lli,in. i nmvl4t\
To be ttQMd with Mary his espoused
wife, being great with
And so it was. that, while they
were there, the days were occomplished
that she should be delhr
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And she brenght forth her first
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Wednesday, December 22. 1948
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To Start First
Of Houses Soon
Fred J. Wright, Jr., an<J J. Elmei
Rhf?a'. WPll'knnVUtl I^inOc Mniinfair
men, have-purchased a tract of lane
adjoining Davidson school1 from J
Byron Keeter and expect to buile
50 four-room houses for Negro occupancy,
it was announced yester
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Messrs Wright and phea expect t<
build the houses ten-units-at-the
time, it was announced, and the>
expect to begin construction of itu
first 10-unit block 'January 1.
The houses will be of concrete
block construction and modern in
every respect, the partners stated,
with each house to include four
rooms and bath,
The partners have considerable ex
perience m low-rental house building,
having completed 15 houses in
the colored'section during 1918.
The tract of land purchased from
Mr. JCeeter approximates ten acres.
Judge Harrill Tried
Twelve Cases Monday
Twelve cases were tried in regular
session of City Recorder's
court held at City Hall Monday aft
ernoon oeiore Juage c-. a. narriii.
The eases on docket tn connection
with the shooting of Negro Edgar
Brown by Officer Charles L. Bowen
on Dec 11 were postponed at
the request of W. Faison Barnes, defense
attorney, who was out of town
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Eight defendants were convicted
On charges of public drunkenness.
C. E. Long, of Gastonia, was sent
to jail for 90 days after conviction
of driving drunk- '
Buck James Heavener, for driving
drunk, driving without a drivers
license, and hit and run, was fined
$150 and costs.
Albert Eugene Costner, of Gas;
tonia, for speeding, paid a-fine of
$10 and costs.
Eddie Price, of Shelby, for speeding
and carrying a concealed weapon,
was fined $50 and costs.
Next term of court will be held
December 28 at 2 p. m.
ee \s Christ1
born son. and wrapped him in
swaddling clothes, aiyd laid him
in a manger; because there was
no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same
country shepherds abiding in the
field, keeping watch over their
flocks by nipht
And. to. the angel of the Lord
came upon him, and the glory of
the Lord shone round about them:
and they Were sere afraid.
And the angel said ante them.
Tear net: for. behold. I bring you
good tidings of groat Joy, which
shall bo to all people.
Tor unto yeu is born this day in
the city of David a Saviour, which
is Christ the Lord.
And this shall bo a sign unto
you; fa shall find the babe wrapped
In swaddling clothes, lying in
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next neraid Edition !
To Appear Dec. 31.
1 The next issue of the Herald
' wilt be published on Friday. De'
Today's edition having been advanced
two days, no edition will
be published on Friday.
This is the annual Christmas issue
of the Herald, .in which majority
of Kings Mountain business
firms convey wishes for Christmas <
cheer and happiiness to their
friends and patrons. However. I
there is some Christmas display j
advertising designed to aid the 1
r last-minute shopper to complete
> his shopping list.
1 The Herald will be closed from |
! noon Wednesday until noon MonI,
Gill Skout Fund j
W. W. Toileson, chairman of the
annual Girl Scout -Farrti drive, re- (
' ported thjs week that contribution* j
to the fund totaled $700 ? against a i
i quota for the city of $1,000. j
He urged persons -and business ]
firms which ave not contributed to t
1 the fund to make their donations as
quickly as possible, in order that the \
drive may be closed successfully
and issued a statement of appreciation
to persons ' aiding- in the
campa-ign and to contributors.
"The Girl Scout program is a good
'one and a needed one here," Mr.
Tollesori said, "and I wish to exI
press my appreciation to all who
have taken part In the fund drive
I thus far, including both the workers
and those who have contributed."
Jean McClain Member
Of College Glee Club
Mars Hill? (Special*?Jean Mc,
Claln, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.. E
C*. McCialn, 307 King street. Kings
Mountain, Is in the second alto section
of the Mars Hill college glee
? club for 1948-49, ;
Besides singing in local concerts,
the club, which is composed of 85
voices, appeared in a number of ro '
dlo programs, sang before the State
Baptist convention at Charlotte, and
participated with otherwesterrt North
Carolina groups in presenting
"The Messiah" at Asheville, December
Mr:;. Elizabeth Souther, director,
has announced that this spring the
club will present two local concerts
(Aor 11 12. Fehruarv 1fit will nal?> =?
brief tour, and Will present several '
COURT TUESDAY |
Next regular session of City Re'
eorder's court will be held at the ,
courtroom. City Hall, on Tuesday December
2ft, at 2 p. m. it was an,
nounced- this week.
nas Story ]
I And suddenly there was with
the angel a multitude of the heavenly
host praising Cod and say- | t
Glory to God In the highest- and J
on earth peace- aood will toward '
man. | I
And it com* to past, at th? am(tit
wtit gone away from them t
into hoaron. the tbtpbtrdt said ,
on* to emothor. Lot us now go t
on unto Bothlobom, and soo this ;
thing which is com# to pass, j ]
which tbo Lord hath mads known
And they camo with haste and !
found Mary, and Joseph. and the [
babe lying in a manger.
And whon they had soon it
they made known abroad the say- I
ing which-was told thorn concern- ! <
Ing (ho child. St Lake 2:1-17.
PRICE FIVE CENT.-?
Ot Yule Buying
Kings Mountain was busying if
self this week getting ready .or
Though some diligent; citizens .
completed their Christmas shopp. ig
"ea.riy"Ctlie large portion of
populace still had some last-nt.uute
buying to do.
For the first time in several settsons
the merchants will be aoie to
welcome last-minute shoppers wu!i '
a stniie, rather than a regret: al
shake of tiie head. All stores s ill
have sotne nice choice Christmas
Almost ail citizens, too, arO getting
ready for holidays, School or. I
ilreii began iheirs when the get*,
ting out bell rang Tuesday afternoon.
They will return to their bcfC-.s
next Wednesday morning.
Textile employees will get holidays
varying from a day to two
weeks, with the only unfortunate
pari 01 tne long holiday the fact
lhat in some instances ihc*hoi!djy
Is described as a layoff that both
management and labor hopes ij
Mercnants and retail personnel
frill get a three-day holiday, closing
Kings Mountain merchants, i* '
better shape for last-minur.a
Christmas shoppers than they
have been in many years, will observe
later closing hours , o l
Thursday, December 23. and Friday,
December 24. The closin j
schedule calls for Saturday houri,
which means that furniture anl
department stores and majority
of merchants will be open 01
these days until 7 p. m? witu
grocers being open slightly latec.
in Christmas Eve until . Tuesday
norning, December 28. The same
toliday schedule will be observed
>y the city's financial institutions,
vhile the City Hail offices will lie
ilosed from Friday noon until Tues
lay morning. Ware 4 Sons' Christnas
schedule will coincide with the
nercnants' holiday schedule, white
Cings Mountain Laundry will clo??.
Thursday afternoon and re-op^n
Meantime,.churches are hard-,itvork
in special Christmas programs.
The annual Christmas Eve service
vili be held at St. Matthew's Lwu
>ran church at 11 o'clock Frio Jy
tight, and almost all churches of
he community are arranging so ie
tltecial observance of the Chf.st
Otherwise, the holiday will .ie
ile'asahtly "usual," with numer-t ts
amily gatherings, with turkey d-nlf?rs
anrl all fh? f pitriminnre * - I
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ow up the morning .shouts of )oy
rom cnildren examining the results
>f Santa Claus' 1948 visit.
faycees To Give
Dance On Tuesday
one or the community's holiday
ieason highlights will be the Jaycee
Charity Ball at the high school gym
tasium Tuesday night, December
58th. featuring the music of Frank
>ove and his orchestra.
The public dknce, sponsored by
he Jaycees, will begin at 9 o'clock
?nd a large crowd is expected to -itend,
both from Kings Mountain
ind from surrounding cities, accoc Ing
to officials of the organization.
Members of the Jaycee.group are
telling tickets for the affair at $1 20
>er person, tax included. Dress will
Frank Love and his orchestra feaure
Miss Patty Osborne, North Cartllna's
beaiity belle of 1948, as v?calUt
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