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VOL. 60 NO. 21
Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday. May 27. 1949
PRICE 7tVE CENT.'i
Mrs. Mabie 3 Fenner, special
representative of the Parish and
Church School Board, of the Unit
ed Lutheran Church in America,
?wtil be the leader at the Workers'
Rally to be held in the Holy Trin
ity church,. Gastouia, on Tuesday
evening, at 7:30. The purpose of
these rallies is to stimulate inter
'< est in the educational work of the
church. Pastors, church council
men, organizational leaders, Sun
day School teachers and officers,
children of the church leaders are
all invited to attend. A group will
Nbeav? from the Lutheran church at
7^00 p. m. M
V "LUTHERAN MEETING
The Southwestern District ot the
Brotherhood of N. C. of the Luth
eran Synod wiH meet in Ascension
Lutheran Church, Shelby, Sunday
afternoon, at 3:00 o'clock. Rev.
Herman G. Fisher, pastor of Ad
"went Lutheran church, Spindale,
?will be the speaker on "Evange
lism." The men of -the local Luth
eran chuTOh will meet at the chur
ch at 2:30 p. m. to attend this
First of the annual summer se- .
riea of union services sponsored -by
five Kings Mountain churches will
be held Sunday evening, June 5,
at Boyoe Memorial ARP church, k j
i was announced this week. Rev. J,
Hi Brendall, Central Methodist
pastor, will deliver the message, j
' FuH schedule for the services,
which will continue each Sunday )
evening through September 4,
will be published next week.
' IWftNIS MEETING
Rev. J. H. BreiwWl was id ad
ttreos members of the Kings Moun>
t?in Kiwanis club at their regular
meeting at the Woman's Club
Thursday evening at 1 o'clock, "the
program was arranged by Aubrey
Mauney. chairman of the club's
'Committee on support of the chur
TO STUDY IN TEXAS
Tflisa Frances Summers, daugh- j
i.ter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sum- j
mers, will leave June 1 for Austin,
Tex., Where she will take graduate
wortc in music at the University
<of Texas. Miss Summers will be
graduated from Salem College,
Winston-Salem, on Monday.
STENDER TO SPEAK
Rev Wm. H. Stender, pastor of
the St. Matthew's Lutheranchurch
will be the sipeaker at the Western
District of the Brotherhood of the
N. C. Lutheran Synod, which meets
at New Jerusalem church, Hickory,
on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o'
WWWB of The Church of God
will conduct a "bake" sale at Brid
ges & Hamrick Saturday it was an
nounced this week. Proceeds will
go to the building fund.
A total of $132.36 was collected
from parking meters during the
week which ended at noon Wed
nesday according to a report from
the office of S. A. Crouse, city
Building permit was issued last.
.Saturday to Rowetl Lane for con
struction of a new five-room
dwelling on Sims street. Cost was
_ listed ad $4,500.
A public meeting of the Kings
Mountain Chapter of Alcoholics
Anonymous will be held Friday
night, June 3, at City Hall, it was
announced this week.
Wit Be Heanl
Tbe.epunty board ot eommis
? signers will sit with tbo eetmty as
. beard e| equalisation and review
- at ?atali-4ay meeting at tbe coun
ty uimUbiui en Friday.
At this tints, the board win boar
> tmaiplelals iron* dttmu on tax
?ttlualiWM resulting from fan
pntMBsnts or otherwise, aeeond
" lag to Max ttamrlck, tor* superrls
?? - ee.
HnoM > baring complaints
jksaMatbn4t|bi? beoBrtng. Mr.
Former Herald Editor
G. G. Page Succumbs
Results In Death;
Funeral service.-, loi Guilford Gar
j field i'aye. 66, ior 18 years owner
and editor oi the Kings Mountain
| rieraid, will, be he:d Friday after
! noon ai 3 o'clock ai Buie *' Creek
Baptist church, with interment id I
! lowing in the iiuie'a Creek cemetery.
I Mr. Page succumbed Wednesday
j afternoon at Rex hospital in Ralei
a; 2] 10, Ha had iUtKucd a 0r>>
ken neck at his home Sunday, the
! victim of a freak accident, resulting
? Irom a tail from his chair, which had
t pver-balatwed while he was ieaning
j backward. After the fall, Mr. Page
developed pneumonia, and ^death
i was attributable to boih conditions,
j A native of Cumberland county,
I Mr. Page at the time of his death
; was alumni secretary of Campbell
f College at Buie's Creek and mana
ger of the Bookatack, college book
During the 18 years he lived in
Kings Mountain, Editor Page was
one of the city's most prominent and
civic-minded citizens. A staunch
Baptist, he was for many years su- 1
perinrtendent of the First Baptist |
church Sunday school, and an active j
participant in church affairs. #
He was regarded by citizens here
as a man of uncompromising high ,
At, an editor, he followed the same
policies, was an ardent prohibition- !
isn and constantly devoted to the
i best interests of the community He
was largely responsible for the de-j
velopment of Kings MQV.ntflin 1
tlonal Military Pat*. serving as CJe^
veland County's representative on &?
special commission appointed by
Congress to make recommendation*,
concerning the park's development,
and he was a leader In the Sesqui
Centennial celebration of the Battle
of Kings Mountain held In 1930.
When Mr. Page purchased the
Herald in 1913, type was still set by
1 hand and the p?l^r was printed on
an old Campbell two- page press. He
brought th?? first typesetting ma
chine to Kings Mountain and put
chased the prosed' fo<ir-page news
paper press which is wt'lll in use to
day. Mr. Page's editor/?"! style had]
the olddme personal touch which I
is .seldom found today, and which j
many regard as a lost art
Mr. Page sold the paper in 1931 j
to B. J King and moved to Buie's
Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. j
Llllie McMillan Page, a son, Curtis,
Page, of Washington and Atlanta. .
three brothers, John B. Page, of
Wade, Rev. J. M. Page, of Raieigh, j
and M. B. Page, of Rocky Mount, and ;
two sisters, Mrs. L B. Grimes of
Tar Heel, and Mis* Maggie Page, of !
Members Of the Kings Mountain
Kiwanis club at their meeting last
week heard an address by Albert ';
Hale, 17-year-old High Point high |
school student and lieutenant ? -gov - 1
ernor of the Kiwansfostewd Card- J
Unas District of Key Clubs Interna
Young Hale outlined the. history
of Key Clubs, founded in 1923, out
lined various projects of Key Clubs,
and urged formation of a Key Club
here in order to build future lead- !
He outlined the similarity of op- !
er actons of the Key Club with the Kl
wanis organization and declared
that such an organization proves
quite beneficial to schools. other cl- j
vie organizations, and tne merrn>ers .
Young Hale spoke on a program1
arranged by John L. McGill, Kiwan- j
Is club Youth committee chairman.
Following the meeting, Hale and
a number of high school students
were guests of Mr. McGill at an in- 1
formal party at the Country Club. ]
Meeting of the Mountaineer
Club, Inc.. has been sch?*duled for
City Hall Monday at 7:30 P m,
Football and b.wketball movies
will be shewn and reports made,
by various committees. Everyone
Interested In the boosters club is
invited to attend ?he meeting
fORMSR EOlTOft DIES? G. O. Pa*#/
. tot 18 T*an editor and owner of the
? Kings Mountain Herald, died Wed
: tin" afternoon at Rex hospital in
. Kaloigh following injuries received
j at Ht home Sunday.
Sam Weiz Named
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! Sam Weir was elected president
of the Kings Mountain Lions club
for 1<M9 S0 at the regular meeting
'of the organisation Tuesday night.
! Other officers named include:
i George Houser, first vice-president;
j CaJrl Mayes, second vice-president;
W. B. Thomson, third vice-president;
?Hubert Aderholdt, secretary; C. P.
! Barry, treasurer; Lee Roberts, lion
[tamer; 'J. W, Webster, tall -twister;
(and Hal Wa*d. assistant tail twisty
? er. * i/>- ? iii. fc
| Directors ttamwf 'frtf iwo-f^af
terms were E. E. Marlovye. Ollie
Harris, and C. McKlnnvy.
Mr. Weir and other officers will be
' installed at the last meeting in
June, and wHl succeed W. B. Logan
j as president.
It wis announced that the annual
? club Ladies JJight banquet will be
l held>June T '
! fudges Barnes Heard j
Eleven Cases Monday
Eleven cases w^re heard Monday,
in regular sea&lott' of City Recorders
court held at City ffall with Judge
W. Fai.<on Barnes presiding.
Seven defendants were convicted
on .'harges of public drunkenness, j
John McCiure, charged with as- J
sauh with a deadly weapon- with in - j
tent to kill in connection wirb a;
Jcnife-cutting episode, was bound
over to Superior court after Judge i
Barnes found probable cause. Bond j
was set at $200.
George Crosby, charged with break j
ing and entering, was bound over to,
Superior court after probable cause;
was shown and bond set a* $500.
John W Brown, charged with as
sault on a female, was given a nol !
pros with leave.
Charge of assault on a female a- i
gainst Phillip Myers was dropped
and the plaintiff ordered 10 pay costs |
Held Executive ;
??>*? ?** ?
The city board of oommistnoilers
held an informal executive session
Wednesday afternoon, the session
including i tour of the city, for a
j cursory check cut needed public iiti -
| provements ai|d a review of citv per
| sonnel matters, a source close to The
j board s.-.id.
j The meeting w as principally >a
polic> meeting; with no official at
I ti<jn taken, the source said. Princi
pal purposes were discussion 01 pos
sible employment of a city mana
ger or supervisor ? whichever the
. attorney generai rules the .city can
.nanje him ? and - efforts to pare
i items in the tentative i919-5*Vbutf
get, with the hope of lessening the
i prospective 23 cent increase in the
' city tax rate.
I The board fast Week .sot the tent a -
| rive tax rate for the next fiscal year
beginning Juiy 1 at S1.8.) per $100
valuation. The rate will t>e finally
set in July.. -
Here On "PD" Count
'?*' w i'.. ~
A man. a ("rested here Saturday on
a public drunkenness charge, was
released to Old Fort police who
wanted him for breaking Jail accord
ing to local police
William Melton, 23, of Kings Moun |
tain, reportedly made good in hisi
second break from The Old Fort Jail, I
until he was booked here on the 1
Melton was .serving time after con
victlon on a charge of assault on an
officer in Old Fort.
The annual Hobby Show present
ed by the Craftspun Women's Club
will be held Saturday from ? a. m.
to 4 p. m. at the Craftspun Club
"house, it announced this week
by Mrs. Denver King.
A llfpiay is belnjf aarran#ed
for the evciit, * large number
of entries. Visitors will be welcome,
Mrs. King said.
To Be Enforced
Kings Mountain area dog owners
were warned yesterday to keep their
dogs und^r i*ash during the next 30
days by Chief of Police N. M. Farr.
City policemen Are cooperating
with rhe county during a 30-day. dog
quarantine, resulting from several
cases of rabies in dogs in Shelby
and other pans of the county, and
will shoot stray dogs on sight, re
gardless of whether they wear col- ,
tars and tags. Chief Farr said.
"We hope dog owners will keep
their dogs at home, and will have
them on a leash when in public,"
Chief Farr said.
Parents Will Bo
Parents will be students-for-a -day ;
next Wednesday at Central school, j
in a special program at Central
Th? program begins at 1 30. and
is being sponsored by the high
school student participation organ
Free Concert To Featuxe Session
Oi Band Association Friday Night
Tlw Kings Mountain school band
will give a free public concert Fri
day night in conjunction with a bus
inass meeting of the, Band- Parent
association, it was announced this
week by Joe Hedden, band director.
Chief business of the band asso
ciation meeting is to incorporate re
commendations of civic leaders for
the expansion of the organization In
to the by- laws and to elect officers
for next year. Civic leaders recently
recommended that the association
board of directors be expanded to
include a representative from all
community civic organizations.
Friday evening's band concert be
gins at 8 o'clock, and the band as
sociation meeting will be held dur
j ing intermission. Band parents, oth
er interested citizen* and the public
are being Invited to attend.
Program announced by Director
Hedden Includes: the second move
mem of "Pavanne." by Motrton
Gould, Cole Porter's "Night and
' (Cont'd on page eight)
New Cash Brothers
Theatre To Open
Much of Scctlon 2 of today' % ?di
tion of the Herald as dtroted to
feature material and advertising
concerning tho Cash Bro(h?n now
? . ptctun th*at?, named tho
J?T? which will bo formally opon
od at? o'clock Wednesday
A. . ???
Tho first feature picture schedul
ed for th now Joy is ? comedy.
"Tho Beautiful Blonde from Bash
ful Bond." starring Betty arable,
? Boomco and Body VaUee.
technicolor film mixes ?lo
i of a musical, a straight
comedy and a shoot -'em -up West
Far full details rnnnsmlim the
tuie house, admission and itunr
Graham To Be Si maker
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;HE8t ^ Frencn
' Nort7'c?<?Wn,l^U eon,ult??t of th4
orth Carolina Council of Churehei,
d<rv *V^?tW? address^ here Sun- I
"Womin- w [- QuerY WlH dlscuw
men ? Work at a women's rally
at Central Methodl.it church, and at
gLriCTt ?~*?>Ttertan church. I
the r<XllT' ?' .
Uv? King, Mountain Council of
ChurchwoiBM will be elected.
Annual Poppy Day
Sale On Saturday
for widows and orphans of ae rvfce- 1
rJ%T J* held in Kine? Moun ?
, tain Saturday, under sponsorship of '
I Legion auxiliary. ,
; lav poppies we will oldokv atj.d
, Girl Scouts wiU Aid Auxiliary
f'rtucilnM tho *ai?. \l
' ^ bodies u-e will we*,- Satur- 1
J*re n?' "atural flowers from
i^aT Mm. Haid ?>. Ward
fW?h an' said y**er4iy, "but
1 oe ThevVLre" fWat>er s*H?can- 1
: rfi?/Tnw ,e **" KroWn in hospf.
' frri?,rim0 r??ms wh*r* w'ar's *?' >
J e?mK on Tiu*y have
Und0r th* hand* of men
I hL, vvar rh* Auxiliary be
j Poppy Sa^?rd"y.*Ul l? buy a
Final Rites Held
Foi George Wright
funeral wr vices tor 'leorife Har
rtlT 41 a native <,f C!W.
land coumy and residem of Kings
Mountain, were held at 4 p. tr. Mon
<*ay at Harris Funeral Home
Mr Wright died at 5 a. m. Sunday '
Jn Aberdeen following an illness of
several mouths. Burial was in Beth
lehem cemetery, with Rev. Harry'
i^Um?r' pas,or ot th?" I^'azarene Chur
Survivors include his wife. Mrs I
Pearl Wright of Charlotte; nis fath
er. T. N. Wright of Kings Mountain
and one son. James Wright of Char,
lotte; - five brothers, Vance Wright!
hu ^LMd'' ?loyd Wr'Kht. of She I
by. and Boyee, Edward, and Fletcher
right. all of Kings Mountain; and
three sisters. Mrs. R. J. Wood of Shel- ,
by. and Mrs. A. C. Hull and Mrs W I
H. Jones, both of Kings Mountain, j
Local Officers Grab
Prison Camp Escapee 1
l?cal law enforcement officers
captured an eacapee from a Chero
kee county <S. C.) prison camp Wed
nesjday afternoon on Highway 29 I
Ro*s Junior Gregory, 20, of King*
Mountain, was picked up by Con
*able Warren G Ellison and^pu
Z: .A- Hawkins was turned
over to prwon officials Wednesday
Gregory reportedly escaped from
Monda> ^Kht along with
three other prisoner#. He was serv
ing two wirs for breaking and en- '
and wa* t* . |a.^ of the trio
to be apprehe .d**i
I 'crowds have been attending
,the revival Juries currently under
\ way at the Firm Church *f the Naz
Harry E- Crump.!
and Gordon T. Whiteside* are con
duottng the revival, with special mu.
5 belf>?, directed by Mr. and Mr*
Kugt-ne Smith of Winnsboro. S. C!
i The revival win continue wkh
each evening at 7:30 through
Graham To Speajk
Jo-fjKi t Ira ham oi iwn Station. r> ?
oently appointed n'nti* , div>iM>m
?highway commissioner, will speak
a , Bethware school '& 'Hi itorium Frj
day night at 8 o'ol>xv> at a public
rally. Mr.'(>r<tliam will. ??iT???,*upp.wt
of Governor Korr Scott's r?>ad and
.school bond programs.
Mr. Graham's Will ??tv? the first of
a double 'barreled effort on the part
of the Soon administration to get
favorable support for the road- boml
program in Cleveland county, the
Governor hirasetf being scheduled
to make an address at the Cleveland
County, courthouse in Snelby noxt
Thursday. . . , ? ... ,
Mr. Graham, prominent Lincoln
county farmer, is the son and bro
ther of former North Carolina com
misvioners of agriculture. He repiac
ed Max Watson a-s division high
way commissioner, and has been
busy iho past montli making ad
drosses in support of the bond ela
tion. which will be held on June 4.
Kings Mountain area supporter*
of the bond program h predict thai
the Bethware auditorium, will be fill
ed to capacity for Mr Grahatn'.s ad
drcsj, . i r
He will be introduced by Hal >>.
In the bond election. North Caroli
na voters will determine two ques
tions: (J) whether the state will
borrow $25,000,000 for public schooJ
construction, and (2) whether the
slate wit; borrow $200.ooo,poo for
rural road-building and corjcurre.K
ly increase the gas tax by pne cent
j per gallon.'
Six Aie ChoSeri
Foi BoysT State 1
Six Kings Mountain high suit-nil
juhioirs ami rep;t\>.v.u me city at
the- a.iiiUai Boy.s' Sl.'Uv .spi.it'sor^d
jointly, by (.he American Legion and
the Institute of Gi/vernm?m.
Cooperating wii.r che. Otis i>.
Green P'>st in sending local boys are
several civic orgam/.auons. Attend
ing from Kings Mountain will i**;
.Harold Lenurd Hord, sponsored by
Bt:nwjit; Progressive Club, tiichard
While. sponsored by .the Kiwants
club, Gordon Beatty. sponsored by
the Lions club, Harjld England,
sponsored by the Junior Chamber of
Commerce, Bill Allen. sponsored by
the American Log"?uti. and Delviu
Huf/steiter, spoiuor^-J by GraysunVi
The Boys' State convenes at Cha
pel Hill June 12 and continues
through June 19
Set F or Wednesday
Annual pre school clinic "will lie
held at Central scm?l on Wedne*
day, June 1, it was announced this
week by Miss Willie McGill, prtn
Parents of childrer who expect to
enter Central first grade nex,t Sep
tember should bring their children
to the clinic, where tbey will receive
a general health cheek-up and vac
cin&tiQiis, Mi.ss MeOili said. To en
ter the first grade a child, must l>e
six yearjs of age on or before Octo
Lions Will Sponsor
The Xiaqs Mountain Lions clnlj
wil' again sponsor the Western
District Mai-pro boMbedl t ?urea
m?nt according to aetion taken by
th? Joint board of dxrectos Tuesday
Full information concerning tbi
mnt will be announced soon,
ponding coaimaoM with Smith
Barrier, of Greensboro, state com
miMionor for the Natioaat Base
Steextng committee for the toum
amrat will include W. L. Plonk.
Martin Harmon. K. Z. Kcxrlown,