POPULATION City Limit* <t?40 C?ama ) 6.574 Immediate Tiudiaq Area IS, 060 (IMS Ration Joaid FKjuree) ' -J. ?? . , jr I l&FW' k ~ jl ats. "-fe ?-: ? j -C ?> 20 Pages Today VOL. 60 NO. 21 Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday. May 27. 1949 PRICE 7tVE CENT.'i Local News Bulletins GASTONIA MEETING 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 meeting. UNION SK?".CES 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 ches. - 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' clock. _ BAKE SALE 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. METER RECEIPTS 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 clerk. BUILDING PERMITS 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. i? AA MEETING 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. Tax Complaints 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 Freak Accident Results In Death; Funeral Friday 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 shop. 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 , moral character 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 Creek. t * j 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 ! Rocky Mount. Kiwanians Hear Youth Leader 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 tional 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- ! era. -. 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 . themselves. 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. ] MOtTHTAIKFES CLOM 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 - ????MMPBHPMHI 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 lions President i ? . . " . i ~ ~~~" ! 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. I 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 | of court. Commissioners Held Executive ; Meet Wednesday ??>*? ?** ? 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.. - lail-Breakei Nabbed 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 "pd" count. Melton was .serving time after con victlon on a charge of assault on an officer in Old Fort. Croitipuii Hobby Show Saturday 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. Dog Quarantine 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 Students-F or-Day Parents will be students-for-a -day ; next Wednesday at Central school, j in a special program at Central school auditorium. Th? program begins at 1 30. and is being sponsored by the high school student participation organ ization. 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 fc". Graham To Be Si maker , :? v ?> /. . ' ? 1 ? v /. ?; ;?;:$??? . *. .? :'-r; . ? ;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 ch. officiating. 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 Crowd* Attending Nazarene Revival I 'crowds have been attending ,the revival Juries currently under \ way at the Firm Church *f the Naz ' arwif. 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 At Bethware Friday Evening 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 >>. Ward. 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 Jewelry The Boys' State convenes at Cha pel Hill June 12 and continues through June 19 Pre-School Clinic 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 cipa4. 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 ber I. Lions Will Sponsor Baseball Tourney 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 night. Full information concerning tbi mnt will be announced soon, ponding coaimaoM with Smith Barrier, of Greensboro, state com miMionor for the Natioaat Base ball Congrees. Steextng committee for the toum amrat will include W. L. Plonk. Martin Harmon. K. Z. Kcxrlown, andCCXdtM.