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VOL 60 ELECTION EXTRA
K'.ags Mountain. N. C.. Tuesday. May 10. 1949
PRICE FIVE GENTS
Questions Defeated By Large Majorities
, Bridges, Ward Win
Former Mayor I. E. dim) Herndon polled a
clear majority o! 46 voles over Mayor H, Tom
Fulton and Clarence G. Myers in Tuesday's
biennial city election.
Commissioner winners were:
Ward 1 ? A. Hunter Patterson, victor over in
cumbent Hunter R. Neisler, by 116 votes.
Ward 2? Carl F. Mauney, incumbent, victor
over Lloyd E. Davis, by 92 votes.
Ward 3 ? T. J. (Tommy) Ellison, incumbent,
victor over Otto GuytOn, by 216 votes.
Ward 4? B. Hudson Bridges victor over Paul
W. (Blinky) Ledford by 79 votes.
Ward 5? Hal D.Ward, victor over Marriott
D Phifer, incumbent, by 258 votes.
The citizens streamed to the polls all day
long and it was a question all day as to whe
It missed the total of 1,595 cast in 1941 by five
Rain in mid-afternoon could have made the
The total of 1,590 was far ahead of the 1,244
cast in 1947.
Hal D. Ward won the distinction of polling
the biggest vote of all the candidates with 889,
and T. ]. Ellison was second with 835.'
The mayoral race had held top interest dur
the pre-election season and the vote show
it, with 1,568 persons casting ballots for this
fined vote fler mayor was: Herndon, 887,
Fulton, 722, and Myers, $9.
The votes in the wards:
He. 1? Patterson, 795, Neisler. 679.
No. 2? Mauney. 787, Davis, 695.
No. 3? Ellison, 835. Guyton, 619.
No. 4? Bridges, 756, Ledford, 677.
No. 5? Ward. 889. Philer, 631.
Election day dawned suuny and
bright, bu : the old May shower
business took over In the afternoon.
Moat, candidates hated to see this,
for rain doesn't help the vote, and
almost uniformly, all thought a
bigger vote would help their in
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Voting was brisk in Ward 2 early
in the day, and most political ob
servers thought the school board
trust** race had as much to do
with it as anything. There seemed
to be no middle ground in the feel
ing of the Ward 2 voters ?irl?tly
a family affair since residents of
other wards couldn't vote.) They
were sharply pattison, either tor
Mrs. H E. Lynch or tor J. H Pat
ArnoM K. Kincaid had the best
time during the day. wa a the
only Candidate without opposition.
This Iftade it easy for him to go
on about the business of getting a
Band association undefway. A
! large group of civic organization j
: leaders joined him in a meeting '
for the purpose at 6 p. m.
Jim Willis was not particularly
happy on Tuesday. He likes his
politics and had hoped for a iight
day with Uncle Sam's mails. But
Jim reported in the afternoon that
he was literally covered-up, All the
textile plants seemed to be mov
ing out toy parcel post, he reported.
Tom Fukon took time out for
a mid-afternoon shave at Central
Barber Shop, meantime Jim Hern
don was talking to his brother, El
mer at the postofflce corner. Some
way .remarked Mr. Jim was wast
ing his time, since Elmer Herndon
is no longer a. citizen of Kings
One of the most bizarre inci
dents of the campaign occurred
when a certain "working politi
cian" w?s given orders not to tres
pass into a section of Ward 2. The
working politician was a Ward 4
resident and the Ward 2 gentle
man didn't Hke the invasion of
territory, ft concerned the Ward 2
school board fracas.
A. A. Bridges was the first voter
in Ward 4^. . .,
J. E. HERNDON
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Today's edition of the Herald it
the lint extra edition of the Her
ald since May 11, 1940. That oc
casion marked the victory of the
Kings Mountain school band ?
then directed by Paul E. Hendricks,
now a prominent Kings Mountain
physician ? in the national con
tests at West Palm Beach, Fla.
This extra edition of the Herald !
is published because of the con
siderable interest in this year's
city election, evidenced by pre
election politicking and today's
The Herald thought its readers
Wanted the news, and wanted it :
quickly. The extra edition is
brought to you through the coop
eration of the full Herald staff and
the civic-minded business firms
listed on page 2.
Published Tuesday, it will receive
full local distribution Ml Wednes
? JOIN* MEETING
Members of the Kings Mountain i
Kiwanisclub will be hosts to mem- !
bers of the Kings Mountain Lions .
club at the annual joint meeting
of the organizations .to be held on
Thursday night, May 12, at 7
o'clock at the Woman's Club, it
was announced last week. E. A.
Harrlll is arranging the program
for the meeting. .
Training classes for Girl Scout i
Troop leaders, assistant leaders, '
and Troop Committee members, i
will be held on Tuesday and j
Thursday evenings, May 10 and ;
12 at 7:30 in the Berean class j
room of the First Baptist church. |
Dewey Styers, Crrarlotte Observ
er carrier, announced last week
that his company will pay a $5.00
.reward for information leading to.
conviction of anyone stealing pa
pers from homes on his route. Mr.
St yeis reported several recent
cases of papers missing from door
steps after they had been deliver
George W. Allen, who consider
ed running for mayor up until the
last nV-nuie of tiling time, was
moving in around in high good
humor and without a iMorry in the
world. 'Tm having fun today,"
Mr. Alien said, "but I'll see you in
two years." If Mr. Allen goes
through with his intention to run
for mayor two yearn from now,
this would probably be the earliest
political announcement on local
A. H. PATTERSON CARL F. MAUNEY HAL D. WARD
Ward 1 Winner ' Ward 2 Winner Ward 5 Winner
Mrs. Haywood Lynch Has Seven- Ballot
n For Ward 2 School Position
The $350,000 bond issues of
fered in the special bond elec
tion on Tuesday appeared bad
ly beaten on the basis of unof
ficial and incomplete returns
at 9:10 Tuesday night. *
With only Ward 4 returns not
received the total i? the other
four wards were:
For $504)0 water Loads ? 469.
Against water bonds ? 643. '
For $2504)00 sewer bonds ?
Against sewer bonds ? 670.
For $504)00 stadium bonds ?
Against stadium bonds ? 691.
Ward 4 returns weer expect
ed to continue the trend, ac
cording to expectations of
Ward 4 citizens.
Take Over May 12
City officials named by the voters
in the election Tuesday will be
sworn In Thursday motping at 10
o'clock, according to the provisions
of the city charter.
According to the charter, the pres
ent board will meet to canvas the
vote and after th1? matter is oon-j
ducted, elected officials of the city
Will be aworn in.
Total registration for the Tuesday
election was 3,257, according to figu
res announced by S. A. Grouse, city
cleric. > . v.
The total represents 442 new reg
istrants during the registration pe
riod which closed April 29th.
Registrars reported the following to
tal of new registrations: in Ward 1,
49; In Ward 2, 50; in Ward 3, 139: in
Ward 4, 115; and in Ward 5, 89.
The total numbers registered in
each ward are; Ward 1, 514; Ward 2,
520; Ward 3, 879; Ward 4, 702; Ward
5, 692. .
As usual, some families could
not go together on the personali
ties running for office. One man
reported that he and hia wife
split in only one instance, but that
was for their own commissioner
representative. The place: Ward 5.
Mrs. Haywood E. Lynch will succeed C. C. (Shorty) Eden3
as Ward 2 school trustee.
She was elected in Tuesday's election, according to unoffi
cial count, a strict Ward 2 vote, by a margin of seven votes,
154 to 147, over J. H. (Jay) Patterson.
Mr*. Lynch will become the first woman to serve on school
board since Mrs. A. H. Patterson was a member of the board
more than 25 years ago.
The school board election was marked by hot campaigning
after Mrs. Lynch filed on May 2.
Mrs. Lynch, a former Central P-TA president, is the wife of
Haywood E. Lynch. Kings Mountain realtor, and former edi
tor of the Kings Mountain Herald.
Joseph Graham, newly appointed
highway commissioner for the ninth j
division, urged support oi the road >
?and school bonds to be offered in the i
special election of June 4th in a let- J
ter received by the Herald today.
Mr. Graham, Iron Station farmer,
wrote the Herald commenting on an
editorial note on his appointment
and added a statement supporting i
the bond vote.
The letter read:
j "Thank you for your notice in your
j pap?;r of my appointment as High-!
way Commissioner of. the ninth di- '*
j vision I will need your help and co
operation and am counting on you. .
I truly hope i may render a valua
ble Service to the people in the way ?
of a revised system of road building
, and I am all out to do |ust that.
! "To me the bond issues which
come up on June 4th are the most J
] important since rjie war between the j
? states and I solicit your valued sup
i port for them. If we miss this chan
( ce, we will be forty years getting out '
of the mud and also in improving j
I qur schools . ?
Was Quiet One
Challenge Day lost Saturday
pa? (I quietly for Tueeday's city
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Oily on# minor disturbance was
reported. Some hard -working can
didates still teytag te get
aames ob the books Ward 4.
However. the names were chal
lenged and were subsequently or
dered stricken from the books.
Meat of the registrars spent a
quiet dor before the long election
detail on Tuesday.
$500 Needed Fer /
Legion Baseball ^
A minimum of *500 U needed
to carry on tho IMI American Lo
fton junior baseball program of
Otis D. Croon Foot Amorican Le
This was announcement last
weok by W. L Plonk, post ath
letic officer, who issued a call for
financial aid from any and all
persons or groups Interested in
aiding the program.
The team is already practicing
under the direction of Coach Shu
Carlton, and prospects for this
year's team are considered bright
er than in several years.
Donations for the support of tho
team should be mailed to Mr.
Plonk or taken to him in person.
Books Are Open
On State Election
County registration books opened
Saturday for the state bond issue
election to be held on June 4. They
will be open again on next Saturday.
The citizens of North Carolina will
decide whether (1) the state shall
issue $200,000,000 in bonds for rural
road building and increase the state
gas tax by one cent per gallon. ar*4
(2) whether the state shall issue
$25,000,000 in bonds to aid in con
struction of schools.
Mrs. -Nell Cranford is apain the
registrar for East Kings Mountain
precinct (at City Hall) and Charles
B. Campbell for West Kings Moun
tain 'precinct 'at Victory Chevrolet
Registration was very light lAat
Saturday. _ , .