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VOL. 60 NO. 4
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Kings Mountain. N. C_ Friday. January 28. 1949
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Township Over Hump
On Its Polio Quota
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WOODMEN TO MEET
What has been designated as
an "inrnportant" meeting of the
Woodmen of the World will be
? held Tuesday evening ax 7 o'clock
in che Woodman 'Hall. Officials
are urging a full attendance of the
Parking meter receipts for the
37th week of operations, "Which
ended at noon Wednesday, total
ed $141.28 according to a report
by S. A Crouse, city clerk.
A special service will be held
Saturday night at 7 o'clock at Sec
ond Weeleyan church, it was An
nounced this week by the pastor.
Rev. Jesse 'Hinson. The public is
invited to attend. .
Regular meeting of the Kings
Mountain Junior Chamber of Com
merce will be held Tuesday night
at ^ o'clock at the Woman's Club.
No formal program has been an
George Houser has been appoin
ted secretary - treasurer at the
i^'SUng* Mountain Country Club,
succeeding L. E. Abbott, who
JSnigned due to the press of other
i ? jMQck^Georgfi JiLJdauney ha* been
"named assistant secretary-treas
urer. succeeding Mr. Houser.
'Presentation of the club's a
chievement report' for 1948 was' to
feature the regular meeting of
the Kings Mountain Kiwsuis club
at the Woman's Club Thursday
night at 6:30. The program was
under the direction of the club's
achievement committee, of which
8. N. Barnes is chairman.
Building permits were issued at
City' Hall to G. A. Bridges, on Jart.
20, for repairs on store building
on Battleground avenue, estimat
ed cost $1,500, and to Crescent Hill
Development Co., on Wednesday,
for construction of a two-family
duplex residence on Morris street,
estimated cost $3,500.
The city tire department ans
wered two alarms this week. On
Monday afternoon, the firemen
extinguished a blaze resulting In
slight damage at Hullener's Ga
rage on Childress street. Gasoline
spilled on the floor ignited ahd "
spread to the garage work bench.
Firemen went to the home of
Elizabeth Payne on Waco 'Road to
extinguish a curtain blaze Wed
nesday. The blaze was put out be
fore the firemen arrived.
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' r L. XSIIbfit'ifHord, former Kings
Mountain bankrtr, was elected ex
ecutive vice-president and cashMfe> -
of the Forest City branah Security ,
-Rank and Trust Company at the
annual stockholders meeting of
the bank held In Forest City Jan
uary 18. Mr. Hord joined the For
est City bank last year as cashier.'
The bank operates branches in
Bostfc and iRutherfordton.
For Easter Service
< Rev. W. L'. Pressly. .pastor of Boy
:JpMemorlal AWP church, will serve
as chairman for the annual clty
*rid* taster Sunrise Service sponsor
ad by the ?l.igs Mountain Minister
ial association and Rev. W. H. Slen
der, pastor of St. Matthew's Luther
Announcement from the Minister
ial association was made this week
by Rev. G. W. Fink, secretary.
feiawla a result of the hijfh order of
serv ices held in the past, a growing
interest In the locfl Easter Sunrise
?? it ?<? has been increasingly indi
cated." Mr. Fink said, "and it l?
hoped that even greater interest will
fie. *iown this year."
- ? Easter falls on April 17 this year.
. 1, "WfiU ^
,???. > "kjSISw"? ??
ooo quota f?r in
campaign- reporte<l *? Chairman
The total reP?' .05 29, and t?e
SS& ?? da" 0
included ^n the wtal ?gj*
was an 0ak Grove and t
Betted ??mmunilthlred Wednesday
The r^ort 8ath??l chairman:
Harris lace. ~~ZZ\l
"a ??** S^jSlSi * 2:00
to. h.ld sundcnf ?? gh ?;hool ew
o'clock ?*0r? . bancflt ol ?*
dttonum lot t ^ Franklin
March ?J ?V chairmat?.
r %s* sxe ?
ESS** ?j-gS ^322 1
would be reacneu i Gr0ver ch*?
Mrs Franklin Harry Grover
said reports trom t Moun
Laln sci nw ' fpotw
|^^ut o^ h*U ^ fine," Mr.
"*?i>s"y it 'hMT?m i?? *e d',',
S.y ^'mv%V?^n, .'?
ren. has been very rsons worK
Mr- Harris urged an ^ make re.
lng in the forthcoming
Hovis To Head
MIP Men's Group
Lewis Hovis was elected president
of the Men-of-the-Church organiza
tion of Boyce Memorial ARP church
at a supper meeting held at the
church Monday night. Mr, Hovis
succeeds 1. G. Patterson.
Other officers named were Marri
ott Phifer, vice-president, Garrison
Goforth, secretary . treasurer, and
John L. McGUl, program chairman.
The iroup voted to hold regular
quarterly meetings on the fourth
Monday in the first month of each
Feature of the Monday evening
meeting was a humorous inspiration
al address by J. W. 0Bub) Beard, of
Anderson, S. C., executive secretary
Of the Living Endowment of ? Era- j
kine college. Mr. Beard pointed out J
the great growth and improvements
brought about %y scientific develop
ments during the past half-century, j
but declared, "Wfc have done a poor
Job spiritually". He said more at
tention to spiritual affairs would
make the world better and living
I. G. Patterson, chairman of the
local Church's Kingdom Extension
fund-raising campaign, reported
pledges in excess of $3,000 and cash
payments In excess of *2 200. The
report of the nominating commit
tee was made by.W. E. Blakely.
Weir Opening s
Coal Business |
W. T. (Ted) Wei., well-known
Kings Mountain businesman, an
nounced this week opening of a
business, Wel^f Coal. ;
The new firm will handle coal
sales and features "Red Bar Ken-;
tucky coal, s high-trad* lump coal.
"We are speclvHang in good coai
and good service," Mr. Weir said,
"and we are confMdnt that we can
satisfy our customers completely on
their 6oai need*." -2.',"
A capacity crowd of more than
i 200 persons waj5 present at the Wo- '
man's Club Monday night for the
'annual banquet of the Girl Scout
? Pioneer Area council.
Feature of the program was an
j inspirational address by Rev. J. Wal
i ter Dickson, Jr., pastor of First Pres
j byterian church, of Belmont. and e- 1
[ lection of officers for the coming
I year for the council, which includes
j Gaston, Lincoln and Cleveland coun
! Presiding over (he third annual
; meeting of the group was Miss Ed
j na Rankin, of "Gastonia, council pres
J ident. and the invocation was given
j by Rev. W; H. Sterider. pastor of St.
! Matthew's Lutheran ohurch. .
Centering his thoughts on the Girl
j Scout slogan "United by Ideals," Mr.
j Dickson pointed out that the future
i hope and accomplishments of the
I 1.000,000 Girl Scouts fn America de
j pends upon interested, alert and
' consecrated adult leadership. He
! reviewed the beginnings of the or
| ganization from the time of its in
j ception by Juliette Gordon Low of
Savannah. Ga? and stated that its
j phenominal growth indicated the
j great need for such work among
"Loneliness is one of the pitfalls
of youth," the speaker declared, as
he discussed the 'four- point basis of
Girl Scouting: Belonging, %rvice,
Resourcefulness, and World Friend
ship. "If we are to have a future,"
he pointed out, "not to mention what
kind of a future ? just a plain fu
ture ? world friendship is absoluet
ly necessary. -Girl Scout leaders." ne
declared, "are wrapped up ih hand
ling the ideals and dreams upon
which the future of the world de
Outstanding recognitions in the
area, wore accorded Brownie Troop
No. 35 of which Mrs. 'Ennis Atklm
Is leader, and Girl Scout Troop No.
Elizabeth Hunt and Thelma Pay
Mrs. Atkins' troop was awarded a
certificate for having achieved all
the minimum goals. Added distinc
tion was given the troop by the an
nouncement that It had very nearly
attained the maximum goals as
well: ? ' . ... ?:
r'or Troop 11 an investiture serv
ice and court of awards was held, j
At this time Annie Mobley Dllling
was presented the first badge for j
first class rank ever awarder in j
Kings Mountain. . ,,
Mrs. Carl Rustin, co-chairman of j
the Gaston county board, presented
thanks badges ? the highest award
(Cont'd on page four) ?
To Be On Sale
Tickets for the spring concert se
j ries of the Shelby Community Con
cert association will be on sale from
Tuesday through Saturday next
week, it was announced yesterday
by Mrs. Paul Mauney, chairman of
the association's Kings Mountain
; Members otf the local committee,
who wtil have tickets available, in
| elude Mrs. W. B. Logan, Miss Lula
Mae Teague, Mrs. George Houser,
Mrs. M. A. Ware ani the chairman.
The concert group, being reorgan
ized after a wartime cessation of
activities, expects to present three
concerts this spring, featuring top
entertainers. A supper meeting of
the association is to.be held Monday
night a.t 7 o'clock at Hotel Charles
t to comulete organizational details.
I tt was pointed out that tickets, at
$6.00 for the series, wHl be on sale]
only next week. Tick-*; will not be I
available at the door for the concert
series, it was announced.
Bus Companies Are Making Effort
To Get i\ew Terminal For City
'Held On Sunday
Funeral rites for Mrs. Laura Maun
| ey Ridenhourt 76, prominent Klftgs
! Mountain citizen, were held ^t'nciay
j afternoon at 3 o'clock at St. Mat
! ihew's Lutheran church, which she
I had served as organist for 60 years',
i The rites were conducted by the
j pastor. Rev. W. H. Slender, assisted
j by Rev. H. G. Fisher, of Spindale, a
i former pastor, and interment follow.
! ed in Mountain Rest cemetery. '
Mrs. Ridenhour, widow of William
A. Ridenhour, died lasi Friday aft
ernoon at 2 o'clock in Gaston Me- ,
morial hospital, where she had been
a patient since January 3, following
a stroke of paralysis. Her death was
not unexpected for she had been in
a critical condition since being hos
The daughter of the late W. A.
and Susan Ramaeur Mauney, Mrs.
Ridenhour had lived an active and
useful life, marked by extensive
church work as well as in civic and
patriotic groups. She was born No
vember 25, 1872. She attended old
Gaston college in Dallas, and studi
ed pipe organ at Elizabeth college
la Charlotte. She became organist of
St. Matthew's Lutheran church , at
the age of 14, and continued in that
capacity for 60 years. For many
i years she also taught a Sunday
school class and was active iri the
church's Woman's Missionary so
ciety. She was a prominent member
, of the DAR and served for more than
30 years as treasurer of the local
Surviving^, are daughter. Mtfc.
"ft^en KloSfffWiir Mcuin, a "sister,
Mrs. C, E. Neisler. two balf-sistero.
Mrs. J. 12. Herndon and Mrs. F. R.
Summers, and her step-mother. Mrs.
Candace Miller Mauney, all of Kings
Pallbearers were six nephews of
Mrs. Ridenhour, R. E. Ridenhour, Jr.
?nd Clarence Ridenhour, both of
Concord, W. A. Maurtey and D. H. i.
Mauney. both at- Lincolnton. and
Hunter Neisler and J. A. Neisler, of
Patrolman . Woolen
Assumes Duties Here j
W. R. Wooten, 21, member of the
State Highway Patrol, began duties,
in Kings Mountain on Jan. 19, re
placing Haroloti$ H. Dayton who
had been stationed In Kings Moun
tain for. about two years.
Patrolman Wooten exchanged a
reas with Officer Dayton, coming
here from the Canton-Lake Junalus
A. Navy, veteran, the new officer
became a member of the patrol on
Nov. 1, 1948. He is a native of Dob
son. in Surrey county, and is not
married. He will reside at the home
it Mr. and_ Mr. Hal D. Ward on West
Lake Montonia Club
The Lake Montonia Club closed
out its books tor 1948 at a meeting
of the board of directors at the home
of Harol-d HunnHutt. secretary, Mon
Report of officers showed the club
had enjoyed its best year in history,
with 100 active members, ^nd 60 as
socia te meni oers.
Annual stockholders meeting of
the club' wilt be held March 8; It
Legion Announces Cage Tourney
Plans; Paul Mauney Chairman
Third annual Kings Mountain A
merlcan Legion boys high school
basketball toufnament will be held
at Central gymnasium on March
2*5 according to an announcement
thU week by Paul Mauney. tourna
ment director. "
I Started in 11H7 by'the sports com
mittee of the Kings Mountain post,
the tourney has developed promi
nence among the high school teams
of Cleveland and surrounding coun
Cleveland county team* have won
H " Hi to
to lick Piedmont 32-30 to win
?allston.ls in the running again
for a tourney bid, having posted a
win streak ot some 15 games this
From the Kings Mountain angle,
local fans are pulling for the Central >
high Mountaineers to continue their!
record. ^Coach Don Parker's quint
has posted four wins against an up- <
set by Lincolnton here last Friday;
Members of the tournament com- ,
nitr in tournaments to date, mtttee in addition to Mr. Mauney I
r?k!^IlXSKl if Uawndale are Charle* English and Blondy Cox
SftSSh* pfn?tohhlg1i 3E5? iti'gite; Mlfam. awards; W. J.
St by 1 -core of 23 19 to take W Fulker^on, ^fer; and C* T 1
horwtt. Fa listen cs?-v Uc* fn Carpenter, Jr., entries
Monday 2s D-Day
On Several Fronts
Monday is deadline day on sev
It ts the last day for purchasing
without penalties) city and state
a'lto license plates, the last day
?o pay 1948 taxes without penalti
es. and the last day for listing
taxes for 1949.
Among other things, merchants
and industrial firms also will
have to complete withholding tax
reports by Monday, as well as so
cial security forms.
In the city, a total of 614 auto
tags had been sold at City Hall
through Wednesday. This total is
only about two-thirds the number
sold during 1948 and indicates a
last-minute buying rush over the
Penalties on unpaid 1948 taxes
are one percent in February, an
other one percent in March, and
one-half of one percent each mon
Funeial Is Held
For Mrs. Martin
Funeral rites for Mrs. Rose Mar
tin, 68, wife of M. B. Martin, and J
for over 20 years a citizen of Kings
Mountain, were held Saturday aft j
ernoon, with interment following in
the Mount Ortve Baptist church cem
etery near Cowpens, S. C.
Funeral services conducted here
at Macedonia Baptist church, of
which she was a member, Jt 1 o'r
clock, were followed by brief rites
at the Mount Olive chOrch at 3:30.
' The rUe* were conducted by Jtev.
P. B BWUltl pantor
church, assisted by Rev'. Ed Gore,
Rev. P. D. Patrick and Rev. Paul
Mrs. Martin died January 20 in
Shelby hospital, having suffered a
stroke the previous day.
S^e was a loyai member of the
Surviving, in addition to her hus- I
band, are three sons, Fred Martin,
of Burlington, Master Sgt. Jesse
Martin of Greensboro, and Ermon C.
<Abie) Martin, of Kings Mountain,
five daughters, Mrs. Vernon Queen.
Belmont, Mrs. Claude Queen, Ports- \
mouth, Va., Mrs. Andrew Linder.
Clifton, S. C., Mrs. Ferrell Robblns.
Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Earl Stroupe. ;
of Kings Mountain, and three bro- 1
thers, Rober* risher, Gaffney, S. C.,
Jasper Fisher, Cowpens, S. C., and
Alex Fisher, Pacolet, S. C. Also sur
viving are 24 grandchildren and 14
great-grandchildren. .. ' I
Active pallbearers were grand- 1
sons of Mrs. Martin, and flower ,
bearers were her granddaughters, j
Inspection Lane Here
Until End Of Month
Motor vehicle Inspection lane four
moved to Kings Mountain Tuesday I
and will remain here through Mon- j
day. All motor vehicles of year mo
del up to and including the year:
models 1936 are required to be In- !
spected by the end of January.
Grover R. Kiser, of Forest City, Is
supervisor- of lane four, which Is
located on Tracy street, between i
West Gold and West Mountain.
The lane will move to'Shelby Feb
ruary 1 and return here on^ February
26, ? . |
Other deadlines for inspection \
during the first inspection period,
Jan. 1? June 30, are as follows:
1937 and 1938? 'Feb. 28.
1939 and 1940? March 3t.
1941 and 1942? April 30.
1943 thru 1947? Mav 31.
1948 and 1949.? June 30
1949 Chevrolet Went
On Display Saturday
Over 3,000 persons attended the
premier showing Saturday of the
1949. Chevrolet at Victory Chevrolet
company showroom according to of
ficials of the firm.
Also present at the showing were
three top officials of Chevrolet, W.
E. Olrard, southeast and regional
distributor of Atlanta, Ga., and
Thomas E. Brents, zone manager, I
and John C. Diehf, assistant zone
manager, both of Charlotte.
Interested people f!ocl?ed to the
showroom until 11 p. nr>. one offici
al reported. The new car went on
display over the entire country Sat
I Efforts ace un<l?,p?a> to obtain a
now bus terminal for Kings Mou'n
! tain, it was announced t his week by
(Jack Arnette, manager of the local
station, now operated in conjunction
with Terminal Service Station at the
corner of Battleground avenue and
Necessity for the change was ore
! ated by the Purol Company, owners
S of the service station, who had pre
I viously ordered the , station fr?\*d
! from its bus terminal <?onnectons on
i January 1.
j Mr. Arnerte said yesterda.,, how
ever, that the Purol Company had
I granted a time extension until ne?v
quarters could be obtained.
Most possible development will
be building of a new terminal, Mr.
Arnerte said, due to inability to
find suitable locations on which
buildings are now available.
L. C. Myers, Atlantic Greyhound
supervisor from Atlanta, was here
| Wednesday investigating possible
sites for the new terminal. Queen
City Coach Company, other operator
out of Kings Mountain, had made a
Mr.. Arnette said the two compa
nies hoped to complete arrange
ments for a site and building o? a
new terminal in Che near future.
As tht^rossing point of Grey
hound and Queen City lines Kings
Mountain has a heavy bus sched
ule and heavy traffic. Mr. Arnette
said that 53 schedules go out from
Kings Mountain daily, including IS
and 26 to Charlotte and point* north.
R. B. Hildebran3, York. S. C., ai
torney( told members of the Lions
club Tuesday night that the nation
needs to give much attention to the
matter of prison reform if it U -io
adequately protect society.
Mr. Hlldebrand, who spoke on a
program arranged by M. E. ?S an
ton, cited several instances of
younp? men, who. had committed rel
atively minor infractions, being sent
to the South Carolina state pfison
whej-e they came in contact with 2,
000 criminals, many of them" of the
worse and hardened variety."
"We cannot expect these young
men to come out and make good
citizens in a situation like that," Mr.
Prior to Mr. Hildebrand's addresw,
J. W. Milam, a past. president, wel
comed Robert McDanlel as a nevr
member of the organization. Presi
dent W. B. Logan announced that
the club would present its annual
spring talent show during Maroh.
Club Schedule Has
No evening dining room service
will be available at the Kings Moun
tain Country Club through Tuesday,
February 1, it was announced this
week by Hunter Neisler. chairm.jn
of the house committee.
>Irs. J. H. Pressly, club hostess, is
on a brief trip to Americus, Ga. Lun
cheon service will be available and
Sunday dinner will be served at
noon as usual.
Regular club night will be held on
February 5, according to announce
ment from the club social commit
Whitener To Speak
Aft Scout Banquet
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Basil Whitener. prominent Gai
tonla lawyer and district solictor,
will make the feature address at
the annual Kings Mountain dis
trict Boy Scout banquet to bo hold
at the Woman's Club the evening
of Fobsuary t, according to an an
February 8, according to an an
nouncement this week by Be*.
J, W. Phillips, district chairman.
The mooting will be hold la
conjunction with the regular
mooting of the Kings Mountain
Lions club also scheduled for the
same night, and will bo hold at
the Woman's Club.
The meeting will also feature
annual reports of the district