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TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE
How con ye believe, wbicb receive honour one ot another, end
tcek not honour that cometh from God only. St. John 5:44.
City Tax Rate
It was with considerable re
luctance and some squirming
on-the-chairs that the members
of the new city administration
set the tentative tax rate for
"t 949-50 at $1.85, a prospective
jump of 25 cents per $100 valu
The principal reasons for the
increase, as set forth by May
or -J. E. Herndon, were quite
valid. They were:
(1) Anticipated loss of as
(2) Loss of beer tax revenue
amounting to 10 cents on the
lax r. te.
(3) Budgetary estimates, of
$15,850 for capital expenditur
There was less complaint
from the commissioners on the
loss of the beer tax, with sev
eral remarking that they were
personally g]ad to pay the ex
tra 10 cents per $100 in lieu of
having Jhe beer business on
hand. Item 3 also appeared a
"must," for $8,100 of tfie a
mount was already contracted
for, with the balance required
to insure continued good ser
vice from electrical, water and
police department vehicles, and"
at the same time, to save ex
pensive repair bills on motor e
The board of commissioners
hopes it will be able to pare the
tax rate, at least a few cents,
by July when the rate is fin
ally set. Their only possible
chance is that the drop in as
sessed valuations will not ap
pear, or will be less than an
There ha? been considerable
new building, and these im
provements to real property
may take up some of the slack
in inventory drop by industri
al and irjcicantile establish
The anticipated budget looks
pretty well in order. It would
be mighty fine if the commis
sioners had more money avail
able with which to purchase
needed sewer improvements,
needed streets, needed many
They don't have, and the es
timated budget ? anticipating
less expenditures than the cur
rent year by $4,000 ? indicates
that the new administration
hasn't done a bad job of holding
down estimated out-go.
On the basis of tests admin
istered to 5,915 top ranking Na
tional Honorary Society mem
bers in March, two Kings Moun
tain high school seniors, Char
les Blanton and Pauline Maun
ey, ranked in the highest 10
percent. That means that the
Kings Mountain students made
scholastic ratings in the top
591 students of the nation and
outlying territories. This is in
deed an honor not only to the
students, but to their teachers,
and to their parents.
Bonds Could Pass
Though the Herald believes
the majority of citizens of the
Kings Mountain area are a
gainst the $200,000,000 rural
road bond issue sought by Gov
ernor Scott, it would be wise for
them to think on the possibility 1
of its passage.
Johnson - stronghold Cleve
land should well - remember \V.
Kerr Scott, the first man to
trail in a primary and still land,
in the governor's mansion.
Governor Scott is a strong;
man, an able politician, and k
nevcr-sav-die campaigner. He
is not sitting back, expecting
the people to vote the bonds
just because he's for them. He
is working to get out the vote
which favors the roads and
That could be the key to the
If those who are against the
bond programs remain content
to merely decry the program
and are further content to cast
only their own vote, then Mr.
Scott's bond program is likely
of passage. And the vote in
Cleveland county alone could
prove a big surprise.
The Herald tenders its con
gratulations and best wishes to
Charlie and David Cash on the
opening next week of their
handsome, new Joy Theatre.
The Cash Brothers have a
reputation for hard work which
has b*en proved through the
years. Their work has been fi
nancially productive, and 'the
fact they have chosen to re-in
vest a large amount of their
earnings in this new motion
picture plant is a compliment
to the community. In turn, the
community is appreciative of
The new theatre is equipped
with latest accommodations
and equipment and it will prove
a pleasure to the motion-pic
Announcement that the Jay-|
cee organization is sponsoring,
the opening game of the 1949
Legion Junior baseball season
here virtually assures a large
attendance, if the past record
of Jaycee project activity is a
criterion, which it is.
Our compliments to Hal D.
Ward on his election by his
fellow commissioners to serve
as mayor pro tempore. The se
lection of Mr. Wawl was unani
mous, and the Herald wishes
him well In the position of vice
Buy a poppy Saturday. The
funds aid disabled veterans,
their widows and children.
These are the groups which
really sacrificed for their coun
try on the battlefield, and off.
Our congratulations to Mrs.
Carl W. Davidson, new presi
dent of the Cleveland County
Classroom Teacher's associa
VP A D C AflO Items of mwi token from th?
2 ? . * il1939 files of the Kings Moan
THIS WEEK tain Herald. "
Miss Jean Ware, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. M. A. Ware has been selec
ted as one of the twelve hostesses to
greet the crowds at the McPadden
Building at the New York World's
Fair. Mis? Ware has posed for sorr.*
of the leading painters and design
ere in New York, and this new . (elec
tion if> a distinct honor to the ?ings
SOCIAL AMD PERSONAL
, Mrs. E. A. Harrill was hostess to
I the members of the Thursday After- i
noon Book ?lull and a number of in- i
vited guests at her home on Easrt
King street. #
Mrs. W. K. Mauney was hostess to
j the AdelpMan club and invited
I gu?&ts at her home on Piedmont av.
enue Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. E. C. Cooper of Raleigh, ha*
been on a visit to relative? In Kings
By Mentis Bansot
(Containing bits oj am wis
ten. bunoi, and ombbmI To be
fair? wikly. Avoid ??*??
While I am toofcing (orwatd to
Ttowing ncrriM on my ore?ton al
TUiti to tbo Cab Brotfeprs' now
modoL I am somewhat dis ap
pointor at tbo choice oi opening
day. Tbo opening Is scheduled for
Wedneeday, Juno 1. which is cus
tomarily a long, tough day in tbo
publishing department. 1 may
haro to miss tbo opening, and I
wouldn't liko that
A I tor all. t>o attended most of
tbo fhoatxo openings in this town
for tbo last sometime, and I'd hate
to break a record.
When the late Mr. Webb opened
tbo now Imperial I was definitely
on band, though in the tot depart*
mmt 1 don't remembers the year,
though it could have boon about
' 1927. The old theatre owned by I
Mr. Webb, as I recall, was in the
building now occupied by Ster
chi's. When the new Imperial o- 1.
period. it was one -door removed, i
Since in 1927. I had only reached |
the ago of ceven tender years; the
memory is somewhat dim. but 1
believe that Colleen Moore was
the heeoine in the opening picture.
That, of course, was prior to sound,
and it was some years before I
could thrill to the roar of horses'
hoofs and the sound of pistol
ciacks at the Saturday thoot-'em
The next opening is much ea&i
ei to remember.
It was the Dixie Theatre on
Thanksgiving Day. 1935. This. too.
was a great event. # I>race Peelet
and 1 bad reached' ccurtin' age by
this time, and we attended the o
pening movie in fine style. If 1 am
not badly in error. Brace esquir
ed Canolyn Hord (now Mrs. Jimmy
Harris), and I escorted Ruth Cave
ny. As you will recall that wa*
back in the WPA days, so it toc't |
some squeezing on the budget *o
arrange an extra show lam each,
but we made it- Brace's father
furnished the auto and the gento
line, it was a banner occas
ion. The feature attraction was
"If s in the Air." with Jack Benny
and Una Markle. end the quartet
of us thought it was real funny. |
Come to think about it. Brace and
1 might have been reversed on the
courting angle that night. Miss
Caveny was a beautiful red-bead.
The lady ho now escorts on a per
manent basil, is ditto. 1 wound up
with a bunette.
Which means that the oponing
of the Joy is my third in Kings
Mouttvota. There was another in
Blowing Bock ton summers ago,
when the Tonablosee opened.
As this is written, the opening
billing will be "The Beautiful
Blonde from Bashful Ben." featur- I
ing the greatest name in box of
fice today, the highest paid lady
, star in the business, and the lady
credited by a group gf experts with
the most beautiful under-pinning
anywhere, anytime. 1 think that
with Betty Grable Is a
very smart move, as all the men
will want to attend and will vir
tually drag their fraus by the hair,
if necessary. This will bo good for
tbo Cash cash, if not for domestic
Dave Cash is quite a promoter,
said 1 am frankjy surprised that
bo hasn't made arrangements to
have G sable hero. However.
it Is possible that ho chocked with
the civil authorities and that they
warned him against it in tbo Inter
est of public safety. Traffic would
be worse than at a Duke-Carolina
From my in -advance inspection
tour, it appears that the Joy will
have it all in the way of comfort
accommodations. About tbo
only superlative it will miss win
be in slse. for, while 772 seats Is
a lasge bouse, it of course doesn't
approximate tbo huge fobs in the
big dtles. such as the Paramount
in How York, and others. Other
wise, im have them pretty won
I've checked oa the seats and
they are quite comfortable, with
a pleasant back angle designed for
slssping (when the movie Is
lousy ? the theatre boys won't like
that, hat lfs suaiettseee true),
resting, or fust plain' hMi*lhg-lls
tening comfort. Tbo crying soom
arrangements are quite unique
too. and. though they're designed
for motherr wllo aia't find brdry
sitters. H Is possible that ene
should be reeerved for the snoo
ers and? or those numerous wo
men who Just love to have a weep
ing good time at a sob story Job.
And the off- balcony smoking
room wUl be ideal fbr tbo nicett r*
slaves, who can inhale to their
heart's content end still see the
movie without bothering their
neighbors, or endangering the
building. While the insurance
folks won't credit any building
with being 10* percent fireproof.
tho Joy ?m!4 probably rat* about
I'm looking forward to nwt
w?ok end tb* (Ub appMrasct of
Mlw Grablo at tht opoaing o t th?
now Joy. May tfs UU bo I009.
and JOY hill
Keep Social Security
Records Up To Date
That well known expression of ev
eryday Aiherlcan conversation ?
"What's in a name?" ? doesn't
hold when h. comes to the national
Social Security system that protects
three out of every five workers and
their families in the Unwed States.
Names play a very important part
in the old-age and survivor's insur
ance program. Every working wo
man should see that her employer
has her name on his record* exactly
as It appears on her social security
account number card. This is neces
sary, if she to receive credit for
all wages reported by her employer.
When a "Miss" becomes a "Mrs."
she should immediately have her
name changed on her socialy secur
ity account. This can be done by go
iitg to or writing the nearest office
of the Social Security Administra
tion. A special form is provided for
making the change.
This form is used when a name is
changed for any reason ? by court
order, by adoption, or by resumption
of maiden name after divorce. This
same form is designed to take care I
of any change in information given j
on the original application for an :
account number, such as correcting !
the date of birth or name of parent.
But no matter how many changes
aTe made in the social security rec
ords, the wage earner will always
keep the same account number ?
the one issued on the basis of the
The Social Security office located
in the Post office building in Gas
tonia will be glad to answer any
questions peiiainireg to old-age and
Poppy Poster Contest
Roger McDaniel, tenth grade stu
dent of Central high school, made
the best poster in the Poppy Poster
contest sponsored by. American Le
gion Auxiliary. Bobby Lovelace, fif
th grade srtudent, made best poster
for Central grammar grades, and
Marshall Croft, fifth grade student,
won at Wets school. Posters have
been placed in store windows to re
mind the public of Poppy Day which
has been set for May 28.
I 'Judges for the contest were Mrs.
| M. A. Ware and Mrs. H. L. Campbell.
Posters were Judged for originality
Haxing qualified as executor for
the Last Will and Testament of R. C,
Gold, deceased, all persons having
claims against his estate will please
file 'same with the undersigned on
or before April 28, 1950, or this notice
will be pleaded in bar of their recov
- All persons indebted to said es
tate will please make immediate
This the 2?th day of April, 1949.
G. A. Bridges, Executor
J. R. Davis, Atty. a-29-June 3
Nine Coses Disposed
In Recorder Session
Nine cases were heard in regular
session of City Recorders court held
at City Hall courtroom Monday aft
ernoon, May 16, 'before Judge E. A.
Two defendants were convicted on
charges of public drunkenness.
Case against Herbeart Heavy, char
ged with assault, was dismissed.
Other cases tried included:
Ben Adams, affray, fined $10 and
of idea as well as excellence of
workmanship. Mrs. Rhyne's fifth
grade and 'Mrs. John Gamble's 6th
grade of West school deserve special
commendation for the number and
quality of the posters entered in the
IciidMt St. T>. in Charge
Tel^bone _ JiM
Doty c* Night v
60S L North SU CmmtUI*. S. C.
Bill Bagwell, forcible trespass
taxed with costs.
Bill Shuford, no drivers license,
taxed with costs. ,
Paul Gilmore, attempted assault
and disorderly, conduct, fined 925
and costs and ordered to pay (4-50
L. D. Dur&m, assault with a dead
ly weapon, to wit a knife, fined $25
and costs and ordered to pay $1.50
Ben Seagle, assault and profane
language, lined $5 and costs.
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