PRICE FIVE CENTS
Cttr Limits (1940 Census) 6,574
Immediate Trading Area 15,000
(1945 Ration Board Figure*)
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Kings Mountain, N. C.. Friday. February 4. 1949
?Parking meter receipts for the
38th week of operations, which
ended at noon Wednesday, total
ed Sl'33. 87 according to a report
by S. A. Crouse, city clerk.
3uilding permit was issued on
January 8 to Kings Mountain city,
school for construction of a brick
garage at Central school. No esti
ma;ed cost was given.
The Woodmen of the World
Boosters Club will meet at Ellen*
boro at 7:30 p. m. on February 14,
1t was announced this week, The
group from Kings Mountain will
leave from Center Service an hour
before the meeting time.
Gist Finiey, of York, S. C., so
licitor of York county, was to ad
dress members of the Kings Moun
(? tain ICiwanis club at. the regular
meeting of the club ?t the Wo
man's Club Thursday night at
? 6:30. The program was arranged
by E. A. Harrill.
CHURCH OF GOD
Rev. Carl Rochester, of the Chur
ch of God Orphanage at Concord,
will speak at morning services at
the Church of God on East Parkier
street Sunday morning, and a
singing convention will be held
at the church Sunday afternoon
at '2:30, it was an:>ounced by the
Members of the Cleveland
County 'Executives club v. ! V
an address by Geofrey O'Hara,
. music, composer, on the subject
i ?? . "IftHjfl, Charms" at a dinner ,
meeting at Hotel Charles, Shelby,
Friday night at 7 o'clock. Dinner
reservations should be In tile
hands of W. M. Ficklen, club sec
retary, by noon Friday, it was an
Sunday Morning Bus
Sunday morning city bus service .
was suspended with the running of
schedules last Sunday morning,;
with the exception of ' a "church
hour" run on the Shelby and Oher
Other than this schedule, which
begins at 9:15 Sunday morning and
which is designed to accommodate <
persons who wish to use the buses j
for transportation to church, no
.-schedules will be run Sunday morn
ings. IRegular Sunday service will
be from 1:15 to 9:15 p. m.
Regular week-day schedules are
being run as usual, according to an
nouncement by Hal S. Plonk, ?mana
ger of Kings Mountain BusCompany.
First Wesleyan Has
Youth Revival Series
A special series of Youth Revival
services a op being held this week
at First Wesleyan church, it was
announced by the pastor, iRev. ? W.
On 'Friday night, Rev. J. W. Tysln
gef Of Torest City will deliver the
message, and Kev. Watson C. Black
of "Oastonia, will speak on Saturday
and Sunday evenings. Rev. Jessie
Hinson, pastor of Second Werfleyan
Church, will preach at the Sunday
The school Bible teacher, Miss Bell
conducted the Wednesday nightser
vice, and Gordon Whitesides the
Thursday night service. '
; ? ttn0 TIamt ?jpir
xtendod ' W^frys
?" -fi- " , and city boards of
coidmiitloaMi horr? extended the
timo for listing property for IMS
MtM to Fob naiiy HWtuH wa ?n< '
nounced this wmK, ,
, Tito tontf wrtmdMl toe log*i
listing time due to a tot of last- ?
minute luting, according to Max
Hanrlck, county tax supervisor,
and the city adopted a policy co
inciding with to* county schedule.
Both B. D. Ratterree. Number 4
Township tax listen and Clarence
Carpenter, city tax lister, will bo
at too City Ball courtroom from
. !? Ifl a. ft, if, n, if, n f | fO,,q h - *axt
\ Person* who have not listed are
being urged to attend to too mat- ,
tor. sines Douaitie* are morided
^p/' -Ipt late H
Home B & L
fear In 1948
Shareholders of the Home Build
ing & Loan Association, in 26th an
nual meeting at City Hall January
27th, re elected all directors of the
association and heard reports for
1948 showing several new records
for a year's operation.
A. H. Patterson, secretary * treas
urer, reported a new high In total
assets of $8810,219.35 at the close of
business December 31, and said the
$162,510 advanced for the construc
tion of new homes was also a new
record in the 26-year history of the
Mr. Patterson also pointed out that
$8,000 had been added (o the asso
ciation's reserves, which brings the
total to $48,000, or about six percent
of the. association's total assets. Mr.
Patterson said reserves in this a
mount- furnish the association with
an excellent "shock-absorber."
Dividends paid by the association
during 1948 totaled $20,196 to the
more than 1,000 persons.
Expansion of the lending activi
j ti<?s of the association, with new em
phasis on loans to build new homes,
was cited by the association officer
as an important factor in helping
solve the housing shortage here. He
said that in '1949, lending policy
would give precedence to the appli- ;
| cants for loans to build low-priced
I homes,. since this is the basic unmet,
need throughout the country.
"There is no question that the
Home Buflding and Loan Associa
tion wfll continue to grow in 1949"
he said. "There, is almost limitless
opportunity to serve the home own
ership needs of thjs community if
the savings of the people come to us
in sufficient volume to permit care
ful consideration of every loan ap
plication made with us."
wirrvtors re-elected and Dr. J. E
Anthony, J. B. Thomasson, A. H.
Patterson, G. A. Bridges, Z. F, Cran
J. H. Thomson, and J. B. iMauney.
Since the meeting of shareholders
the directors have met and re-elect
cd officer? of the association. D,r.
Anthony is association president, J.
3. Thomasson, vice-president, and A.
H. Patterson, secretary- treasurer.
Final Rites Held
For Mrs. Falls
Funeral Services were held Mon- i
day at 3 p. m. at St_ Matthew's Lu
theran church for Mrs. Margaret Le
nora Falls, 46, who died last Satur
day night in a Charlotte hospital af
ter a two-years illness.
Rev. W. H. Stender, pastor of the
church of which she was a member,
officiated and burial was in Moun
tain Rest cemetery.
She was a daughter of the late
Luther R. and Rachael Lenora Hern
She s survived by her husband,
Dewey Falls; two daughters, Mrs.
Stowe 'Devlnny and (Mrs. Kenneth
Hardin, of Kings Mountain; six bro
thers, Ralph, Lloyd, Rufus, Johnnie,
and Junius Mitcham, all of Kings
Mountain, and L^o Mitcham, of El
lenboro; and one sister. Mrs. J. R.
Morrison, of Kings Mountain.
Annual meeting of stockholders
of the Kings Mountain Building
k Loan association will be held in
the offices of the association
Thursday,- 'February 10, at 6:00
o'clock, according to .'announce
ment .by J. C. Lackey, secretary
treasurer. Business of the meeting
wilt include presentation of re
port# for 1948 and election of di
rectors for 1949.
Annual District Banquet , Sermon
To Highlight Seoul Week Here
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Scout Fund Drive
Goal Is $1,500
The annual fund drive for Kings
Mountain district, Boy Scouts of A
merica, is scheduled to begin Wed
nesday morning, according to an
nouncement this week by J. H.
Thomson, campaign chairman. Quo
to for the district is $1,500.
The area organization which will
assist with the campaign follows:"
Mountain Street, Herald, City Hall
and Postoffice? O. \V. Myers > and
Railroad Avenue ? Paul McGin
l nis and Hilton Ruth.
j Cherokee Street ? Dan Finger.
Service Stations ? Grady Patter
' son and 'John Cheshire.
i North Piedmont Avenue Area ?
James H. Page and Eugene Roberts.
East King Street-Business Area ?
Lloyd Davis and J. T. McGinnis.
Kings Mountain Laundry and Tin
Shop ? Mrs. Bus Oates.
Professional Men? ?Faison Barnes.
Neisler Mills, Inc., Margrace and
Patricia Plants? Harold Hunnicutt,
W. J. Fulkerson; Pauline Plant ? Har
ry Page and Harrv Kimmell.
' DuCourt Mills? H. C. Wilson.
Craflspun Mills ? Z. F. Cranford
and Geo. Kelly.
Burlington Mills ? Jack Day and
J. D. Long.
Sadie Mills ? Geo. Houser and Ar
Kings Mountain Mfg. Co ? Jay Pat
Mauney Mills ? Rufus Mitchem.
(Mauney Hosiery ? Ray Smith.
Bonnie Mills ? Jacob Cooper.
Park Yarn Mills ? H. Y. Ballard
and Sid Moss.
Kings Mountain Narrow Fabrics ?
Superior Stone Co ? Car! Mayes.
Kings Mountain Cotton Oil Com
pany ? Lawrence Patrick.
Elmer Lumber Company and J. ;
E. Herndon Co.-^-Chas Alexander.
Funeral Rites Held
For Mrs. Wylie
Funeral services were held Thurs
day afternoon at Oakview Baptist!
church for Mrs. Palmer Wylie, of
Cherryville, daughter of Mr. and ,
Mrs. Howrfll L. Greene, of Kings ]
Mrs. Wylie died Wednesday morn
ing at 7:30 in a Lincolnton hospital,
following a three-day illness.
Other survivors included her hus
band, a son, Roger, six brothers and
Remnant Store Moves
To. Uptown Location
J. E. Herndon announced this
week moving of his remnant store
to 117 "Battleground aveue in the
building occupied by A. L. Ware
Plumbing Shop. The firm will be
known as the Mill Kemnan^Store.
The business was formerly oper
ated as The Fabric Shop near the
corner of Ridge and City streets
Formal opening at the new loca
tion wfll be Thursday* Mr. Herndon
said. The firm features a full line
of mill remnants, cotton, rayons, 100
percent spring woolens, and many
The announcement said that Mr
Ware will continue to use the back
of the building for his business.
Township Tops Polio Fond Quota;
Total $6,500; Grover Over 51,500
- ?' y. -f r*. -f *V. .?v. .. ?- ?* - v- :'.V" . .
Number 4 township and Clevelam
county have over subscribed thei:
quotas in the 1949 March of Dollar*
for the National 'Foundation lor In
fantile Paralysis. ?*."
J. Ollle 'Harris, township chair
did not give complete figures yes
terday but reported that about $6,
500 had been given by Number 4
township dtlmns. I^ie township quo
At the same time, Mr. Hants said
he had been informed by County
Chairman Carlo* Young, of Bhelby,
that the total figure* for the coun
ty "ar* Well over fcM.ooo." against
a county quota of $20,000.
Mr. Harris said the total (or the
township Included more than $1,500
.'ram drover, where Mrs. Franklin I
Harry U serving as dmirman. The
Grover quota was $1,000.
Gifts to ttte polio fund are still be
ing received, the chairman added,
ind suggested that all persons who
have not given to the campaign do
so at one*. ? ' . I
,, "While we have exceeded our
quota." Mr. Harris Mild, "additional 1
amounts <are greatly needed. Last
.summer's epidemic almost com
pletely exhausted the backlog of
funds of the "National Foundation
which has given more than $1,500,
000 fa aid to Worth Carolina alone."
Full report of community quotas
and amounts given will be made
?iext week, Mr. Harris
ner. Gastonia attorney, wilt make
the principal address of the even
ing at the annual banquet ol the
Kings Mountain Boy Scout district
to be held at the Woman's Club
Tuesday night at 7 o'clock. A capa
city crowd of 200 is expected for the
banquet, one of the 'highlights of
National Boy Scout Week. (
For Owens Sunday
Final rites will be held at the)
graveside in Memorial Park, Moun
tain Rest cemetery, Sunday after- '
noon at 4 o'clock for Pfc. Earl Owens, I
jr., <17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Q
wens, of Sadie mill, who was killed
in action in the Pacific area during
the past war.
? Rev. George Riddle, of Cherryville,
former army combat chaplain, will
conduct the rites, assisted by Rev.
Members of the VFW and Le
i gion posts are requested to meet
at Harris Funeral Home at 3:30 '
Snnday- afternoon to attend the
final rites for Pfc. Earl Owens. Jr. j
Members are requested to wear i
W. H. Stender, pastor of St. Mat
ibew's Lutheran church of Kings;
Members of the Kings ^lountain i
National Guard unit wjjl serve as j
pallbearers and members of the!
Shelby Guard company will have |
charge of the military services, in
cluding a firing squad. Members of j
VFW and Legion puses will serve as
A former student at Kings ?Moun
tain high school, Pfc. Owens volun
teered for service in 1942. He was
killed-on Oc'ober-lO, 1,943, on the is
land of 'Bella-La-Bella in the Pa
cific thearte while a member of The
749th platoon, U. S. Marine Corps.
The body arrived in Kings Moun
tain Thursday and will remain at
Harris Funeral Home until Sunday.
Survivors in addition to his par
ents, include five brothers, OUn, Gad t
die, Elbert, Hoyle, and Thomas O
wens, all of Kings Mountain, and j
two sisters, Mts. Robert Griffin, of
Durham, and Mrs. Henry Abernathy j
of Kings Mountain.
Club Night Set
For Saturday Night
Regular <Jlubnight will be held at
the Kings Mountain Country Club
Saturday night from ^ o'clock to
A buffet dinner will be served at
8 o'clock, vyith dancing to follow.
Dinner reservations should 1>e In
the hands of the Club management
by noon Saturday, It was announc
Kiwcxnis To Honor
The Kings Mountain Kiwania
Club, In cooperation With Ki wan
ts International. Is ottering an a
ward to tho prwcn in this com
munity who rondorod tho most un- .
sottish service during IMt, accord- .
log to an announcement In this
week's sdltion of tho Slnawlk, too
According to th? announcomont.
any man, woman or child U eligi
ble for ths award other than mem
bers of the Klwanls Club. Plans
call for wliing the award at the
dab's T odies' Night banquet ens
touuBUr held la April.
Rot. W. L. rreesty to chairman
of the ii?Htps ? Mptln? noml
\ nattdiM tar the awai and other
n.it in at the committee an
George & Manner and B. S. MetU.
To Make Address
At Annual Event
Basil Whltener, Gastonia lawyer
and solicitor of the <Ja#ton Meckl.en
burg district, will make the princi
pal address of the evening at the an
nual banquet of the Kings Moun
tain Boy Scout district to be held at
the Woman's Club Tuesday night at
The banquet is being held in con
junction with the regular meeting
of the Kings Mountain Lions club.
According to the program for "the
meeting, as announced by Rev. J. W.
Phillips, district chairman, the ban- !
quet will also feature reports on the I
past year's work. W. K. Mauney will j
give the report of the finance com-- j
mitiee, and C. C. Edens will report j
on the progress of Davidson Memo
rial Scout Camp.
j Members o? Kings Mountain Troop.;
5 will present a Scout p jay let, and
Scoutmaster Laney Dettmar, of '
Troop 2, will lead the pledge to the j
flag. The invocation will* be given |
by Rev. G. W. Kink, pastor of Grace j
Methodist church, and Daft "Huff- j
stetier will lead group singing of
"America'' and "God Bless America". !
R. M. Schiele, Piedmvnt Council ex- i
ecurtve will introduce Mr. Whitener
and Scoutmaster Buck Early, of i
Troop 3. will lead the Scout Bene
Mr. Phillips said a capacity crowd
is expected for the banquet, and
that tickets for the event are $1.00.
They will be on sale at the Kiwanis
club, the Lions club, and by dis
The banquet will be one of the
highlights of annual Boy Scout week
The annual Boy Scout union ser
vice will be held Sunday night at I
St. Matthew's Lutheran church, with 1
Rev. J H. Brendall, pastor of Central
Methodist church delivering the ser- :
mon. The service will also feature
special music by the host church's*
youth 'choir, under the direction* of
Mr.< Aubrey Mauney. Girl Scouts ?
are also invited to attend the ser
Sales Of City Auto
Tags Reach 761
Kings? Mountain citizens had pur
chased 761 city auto license tags
Deadline for purchase of the tags
without penalty fell Monday, and
city policemen have instructions to
give a traffic infraction ticket to lo
cal motoris's who do not display the
new 1949 tags.
Payment of the ticket costs a dol- ?
lar and the tag a dollar. Persons ,
who buy a tag before getting a tic
ket will not be assessed the addi- j
R F. (Bobby) Allranh formerly
of Kings Mountain, was promoted
to assistant treasurer of the Surry
County Loan and Trust Company,
Mt. Airy bank, at the annual meet
ing of the stockholders last week.
Mr. Allran, son of Mrs. A. L. All
ran, was formerly employed at
First National Bank here.
Bond Issues Top
Principal item of business at the
regular February meeting of the
city board of commissioners will be
consideration of a bond issue tor im
provement and expansion of the
city sewer system, extension of wa
ter lines, and completion of the city
stadium, it was announced ye.sterr
day. . ' \
The meeting, which prdit^ari>y )
would be held on Tuesday night, has
been advanced to Thursday ev ening
Possibility of offering a bond is
sue for work on the stadium came
into consideration Mayor H> Tom
Fulton said, following a conference
last Friday with officials of the I?
cal Government 'Commission at Ha
?leigh. The government commission,
which must approve local bond is
sue offerings, has tentatively ap
proved bond issues for the city in
maximum amount of $330,000.
In previous discussions by the city
board, issues totaling approximately
$265,000 ? and not including any
expenditure for the stadium ? ha\e
been discussed, with the big portion
to-be devoted to sewer work.
Should the board decide to offer
bond issues, it will be confronted
with setting a date for the special
election necessary, and other mat
ters, including details* of advertis
ing the election, approval of bon>i
attorneys, and other legalities.
Prime need as brought out at the
January meeting of the board was
for re-vamping and rebuilding of
the McGill sewer tank, which W. K.
Dickson, Charlotte engineer, estima
ted would cost $175,000.
Other business on the agenda in
cludes opening of bids for a garbage
collection truck and presentation of
regular monthly reports.
drive For Clothes
A clothes drive, sponsored by the
State Baptist Convention in connec
tion with the Southern Baptist Re
lief organization,' will be conducted
in the Kings Mountain area iron
February 613 according to an an
nouncement by Rev. L. C. 1'inntx
and Rev. T. W. Fogleman, members
of the publicity committee.
Leaders of the drive for clothing
for overseas relief met at First Bap
tist church Wednesday night wijli
Rev. Eugene Howard, of New Or
leans, head of the Southern Baptist
group, and Ttev. Lewis Ludlum, of
Shelby, associational missionary
and county chairman.
Other churches in the Kinga
Mountain area drive include Beth
lehem, David, Second, Macedonia,
Temple, 'Love Valley, Oak Grove,
Oak View, and Patterson Grove Bap
tist churches. The drive will be con
ducted simultaneously throughout
Collection point will be the ScoiH
Hut at First Baptist church here,
with C. D. Ware and Boy Scouts in
charge of shipping. Clothing collec
ted by the various church groups
will be brought to the hut on Feb.'
14, 15 and 16.
Members of the solicitation com
mittee include S. O. i\lrby, J. W.
Gladden, "Haul Lelf fd, Hugh Talli,
Tom Smith, Baxter Wright, 'E. C. Mc
Clain, and A. W. Kincaid.
Employment Service Of fice Busy
Place, January Report Indicates
Twin Indications of the current j
employment situation in the Kings
Mountain area come from January j
figures of the North Carolina Em ,
ployment Service, as reported by
Mr?. Mary B. Goforth, manager.
Mrs. Goforth's report at the end of
January shows on file 846 active
Job applications from totally unem
ployed workers ? a gain of 270 dur
ing the month ? and "Mrs. Goforth
adds that this does not represent the
total number. Some are not yet reg
istered at the "Employment Service;
office and an estimated 200 unem
ployed persona have been scheduled j
to make applications this month,
due to inability to handle the vast |
influx during 'January, Closing of <
DuCourt Mills, Inc., was the largest
contributing factor, Mrs. Goforth
At the same time, only 21 work
ws were placed on Jobs during Jan
u*ry. compared to 100 for Jfnuary
1948. 42 in December 1948, and 01 in
November 1948. .
Concurrently, the claims- taking dl
vision of the Unemployment Com
pensation Commission was quite
busy here, receiving during the
month 2.759. claims for unemploy
ment compensation ? an average of
689 per week.
Mr?. Goforth reports total "gross"
volume of business as record-break
ing during January, with 1,975 re
ception contacts during the month.
"This does not mean that there were
that many different people," Mrs.
Goforth said, "because some have
! made ?everal visit* to the Employ
ment service seeking information a
bout employment and to fil? claim
I The employment service manager
said the office had average place
ment of TO to 75 workers during the
'first nine months of 1948, but ttiat ?
definite downward trend had be*n
noted the past few months.
? Several hundred workers as now
listed as partially unemployed, that
Is, they are working on a - week -on,
week- off basis, or on short time,
from two to four days weekly.