VOL. 60 HO 25
City Limits (1940 C ?Uui) 8.574
Immediate Tiudmg Ana 15.000
(IMS flatioa Board
Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday. Jun? 24. 1949
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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Building ?permftS'Were Issued at
City HalL last Friday to Wesley
Riddle, for construction of a new
live-room dwelling on Lin wood
road, ooiJt $6,000, and to Dewey
Styers, for construction of a new
three-room dwelling on Brife
?A, total of $140.19 was collected
from parking meters during the
week which ended at noon Wed
nesday according to a report from
the office <rf S. A. Crouse, city
4 ' KERN DON GRADUATES
William M. Herndon, son of Mr.
?and Mrs. J. E. Herndon, was a
mong the graduates of Henderson
vilie's Blue Ridge School for Boys
?on June 10. He was named to the
yearly honor roll. He will enter
Davidson College in Septemoer.
jf BUY ROBERTS HOME ,
Mr. and Mrs. George A. Morruw,
of Bessemer City, have purchased
the home of the late Frank C. Ro
berts on E. King street , it was an
nounced by Haywood E. ? Lynch,
Kings Mountain realtor who
handled the transaction, between
(Mr. and Mrs. Morrow and Thomas
Roberts, administrator of the Ro
berts estate. Mr. Morrow has been
.? salesman for Ware & Sons for
the past 1S> years and Is a me<n -
? Jber of the ARP church here.
# UONI PROGRAM > f
~ Installation of office** 4at~1249
50 will feature the meeting the
Kings Mountain Lions elub*?* -be
held at ithe Woman's Club Tues
day night at 7 o'clock.
Whkej at Shelby, rone chairman,
will 'install the new officers.
TO GIVE PROGRAM
The dancing class of Mrb. Co
rivan Falls will present a program
?before members of the Kings
Mountain Kiwanis club at their
June 30 meetng at the Woman's
Cluib, it was -announced this week
.hy O. W. Myers. The program will
be presented in the upstairs ball
room at 7:30, following the XI
wanis dinner at 7 o'clock. The
pubHe is being invited to attend
the program. r . . . '
y ONION SERVICE
Sunday nigfc&V union service
wiH be <hoid at Central Methodist
?church, with Rev. P. D. Patrick,
pastor of First Presbyterian chur
ch, delivering the sermon. The ser
-vice begins at 8 olctock.
SCOUT CAMP COUNSELOR
Johnnie KJser, Kings Mountain
Eagle Scout, is at Piedmont Coun
cil Camp at Lake Lanrer, Tryoq,
where he Is a Junior counselor on
the camp Staff. He is a member df
Troop 2 and the *>n of Mr. and
Mrs. L. Arnold Riser.
Members of the Kings Mountain
Kiwanis club were to hear an adM
dress by John L. Hunter, Meckle/i
"burg county VMCA official, at
thetir meeting at 7 o'clock TSrirs
?day night at the Woman's Club.
His subject was to be "Commun
ism, Our Complacent Attitude and
Its Dangers." "Mr. Hunter, who ha*
recently returned from art extend
ed visit irf India, spoke on a pro
gram arranged by Joe H. Thomson.
To Graduate ||?|
will have charge of the program at
Beth-Ware high scWool on final.1
night exsttrtse? to lie held at > the
school Friday at 8 jk m. Twenty -sL>
seniors are to graduate.
Theme of the program wiR b?
^Opportunity ? Out ftttMricqr."
Troy Bridges will serve as master of
? ceremonies and speakers from the
class will include Helen Morris, sal
utorlan, Edwin Babb. Martha Sup
Me9w?ln, Betty Jean Harmon, Ruth
McNeely, valedictorian, and Jack
Wttyml/h. Ware, chairman of the
? ; board. *111 present diplomas and I..
(Cont'd on page eight) '
In Dixon Presi
LSHL i^'MClinHl OK7SI
To Be Conducted
V* fan |3
\'C - ?xi
; OPENING SERVICE ? Shown at top
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is *th? now Dixon Presbyterian
j church, located in the Dixon com
lai unity. which will be. cp*ned Sun
day afternoon with special services
lldodt At right is W. E. htco.
_ san moderator of
| tho General AsMsmbly qt the South
era Presbyterian church, who will
| deliver thy principal address. He*.
i'P. D. Patrle* tho pastor of the now
(church. A large crowd of members
* and friend* of tho church arc being
expected to attend tho opening ser
/ices on Sundory. '* ? ' " ?
Baling On Hager
Charles Lee 'Sonny) linger was'
? uled eligible to pflsy with the Cher
?yville Legion Juniors Tuesday by
Dr. D. R. Perry, of Durham, state Le
gion athletic officer in charge of ju- :
jiior baseball, In a reversal of ruling i
made by District Commfssianer >
Paul Pearson of Morgan ton.
Dr. Periy, in a telephone conver
sation wlHi the Herald Thursday,;
confirmed the wiling 0*1 the ease. '
whiok lias been a bone of contention i
between the Cherryrtlie and Kings
Mountain tfluba since the start of the ?
training season and which has brou^ '
ght complaints from most of the oth
er clubs In the league.
Hager. who attends Besspmer Otty !
high school, hsd been ruled eligible
to play only for Kings Mountain by .
CominfNsKmer Pearson. He had sub
sequently signed a certificate re- '
questing that he play for Kings
Mountain, but never attended a
practice. Sirrop, Dr, Perry says, he
has filed s statement to the state
office starting that he was ''tricked"
into signing with Kings Mountain.)
Local Legion officials say there were
no tricks involved. Hager was told
About the Pearson letter and the boy 4
decided he would play witfc Kings,
Mountain. > , :
Prior to this signing, John Mostel
ler, Jr., Cherryvllle post athletic of
'icer. had visited Kings Mountain
vltK the expressed purpose of "beg i
;!ng Kings Mountain out of Hager." ;
. Dr. Perry toW the Herald tftat Ha
jer was eligible 40 play with either
?earn but preferred to play with
^heriyvllle. "We must consider the:
xjy," Dr. Perry said.
- Ua?er pitches and plays first bast,}
The annual reunion of the de
Sr^nrtanw of OtHM' vTretferldt 1
Hambrighit, Revolutionary War
1?ero in the Battle o< Kings Moun- '
tain, held at Amloch Bap
flat chuKrti near Grover in faly '
lllWi. This.- announcement . was '
4\|iad#> by William A.. Hambrlgkt, j
president of the Hambrigtst clan.
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Tentative date /or the second an
nual Beth- Ware Community . Fair
was set fot September 15, 16 and 17
at ? meeting <tf the Progressive ^lub
<rf fleers and fair directors held ft the
school on Monday night according
to Myers Hjtrrrbright.
Mr. Hatnfbright also anin>ur-?ed a
meeting, set for Monday night, at
the echool, of all department heads
and Will Watterson, advertising com
mlttee chaftrxnan. ;
' Department heads Include, Boyd
Harrelson, agriculture; Wayne Ware,
horticulture; J. C. Handle. livestock;
and Mrs. Hal Morris, women's de
Plans were laid to publish a pre- I
mrum list and rules booklet and to
hold a barbecue before the fair o
perting. The group delayed action on'
a fiaily program for the event.
J. M. Mclntyre Amusement Co.,
will again furnish rides and shtaws,
Mr. Harrtbrlght said. Rides wifl in
clude four major devices and several
Members of the community will ,
have charge of drtrtks, sandwiches
nd candy and a bingo statxi, he
Slenders To Attend
World Ordef School
Rev. and Ifln. W. H. Slender wlllj
leave Sunday to attend Hie School ;
for World Onfer to be held at Hart- j
wick Seminary, Oneonta, New York,
June Tf July 1.
. ? Mr and Mrs. Slender will be ac
companied by the Rev. and Mr*.
Oliri Sink of Charlotte Mr. ttftk and
Mr. Slender Will be the official del
egates from the Worth Carolina Syn
or f> the School. The School Is being
conducted by the Board" dt Social
Missions of the United Lutheran
<~Hi*rch of A?ar?ca- HepreesntaOve.
of #>? United Hatlen. ^ tfc
?Mr Department at Washington!
a plaoe the faculty of j
|To Speak Sunday
In New Edifice
? .First church service in the new
Dixon Presbyterian church will be
held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock
with W. E. Price, of Charlotte, lay
moderator of the General Assembly
of the Southern Presbyterian church,
bjinginfc the message.
*The special opening services will
aiso include greetings from the First
Presbyterian church, the mother
church, by E. A. Harrill, greetings
from the Kings Mountain Presbytery
by Rev. George Heyward, of Tryon,
Moderator, fiom W. H. Belk, promi
nent merchant and layman of Char
lotte, and from Rev. O. V. Caudill,
Mrs! Quay Hambright will give
j the history of the church,, and J. G.
, Darracott will report from the build
I Ing committee. Rev. P. D. Patrick the
pastor, will deliver the offertory
prayer, and the closing prayer, and
? the invocation and Scripture lesson
? will be glvdn by Eade Anderson, as
J sistant pastor.
Members of Ch<? DUyn church
! building committee are J. G. Darra
Icott, C. E. Neisler, Jr., H. K. Sttw
' art, J. A. Steward, Dan Wells, Thom
| as Humphfles, Arthur Blltcliffe,
Mrs. Conrad Hughes. Mns. Dan Wells
j and Mrs.- Thomas Humphries.
"It is with a feeling of great vH
Joicing and real thanksgiving that
afternoon," 'Mr. Patrick said. "The j
committee has done a splendid Work I
and the church and community' have!
been most faithful in supporting
their leadership with works as well
at* gifts. '* :
"The public is cordially invited to
| attend this service and to hear one!
of the outstanding laymen of North j
ARP Bible School
Closing With Picnic
A half-hour program, "A Day at
Bible School", will be presented at;
Boyce Memorial ARP church Friday !
night at 7 o'clock marking the close1
of the annual school.
Following the program, at 7:30, a
picnic supper for the entire church
w.111 be held in <the educational
The Bible school faculty included:
Mrs. J. F., Gamble, general superin
tendent; Mrs. Ertle Powers, muslci
an; Misses Iris Patterson and Jean
McRea, nursery: Mrs. Wendell Phi
fer, Mrs. Franklin Ware, and (Mrs.*
W. L. Pressly, beginners; Mrs. W. L. j
McMackin, primary; Mrs. 'Claude
HambrlgtU, juniors; Mrs. Lewis Ho- (
vis, Intermediates; Miss Bessie Si- i
monton, Mrs. W. E. Blakely, Mrs.
Martin Warmon, and Mrs. B. D. Rat
terree,' story-tellers; and Lawrence
Others assisting In the school
were: Mrs. N. M. Farr. Mrs. Wilson
Crawford, Mrs. M. A. Ware. (Mrs. ;
Marriott Phlfer, Mrs. I. G. Patterson, ?
Mrs. B. D. Ratterree, Mrs. W. S. Ful- j
ton, Mrs N. F. (McGill, Mrs. Guthrie.
Mrs. Dean McDanlel, Miss Lois
Beatty and Rev. W. L. Pressly.
DIVISION ENGINEER _ Lewi. B.
Faelc. of Albemarle, for the past de
cade chief engineer of the Seventh
Division of the State Highway De
partment will assume the duties as
chief engineer of the Ninth Divis
ion, with headquarters in Shelby, on
July 1. Mr. feck succeeds Hugh
WoelL who moves to Greensboro.
(Photo courtesy Stanly News and
Published in today's edition of the
Herald is the 1949-1950 cit> ordinan
ce on speoucj license taxas, which
are due July 1.
Only minor changes were enacted
by the city board at its June nieet
Additions include: license tax for
waste dealers, $25; license tax for
j roofing contractors, $10; license tax
1 for record #hop? (via amendment to
| clause covering musical instrument
ik^nae KU.tpr peddicr.s of
' produce, per artnum $3.2.50. per day
$2.30; license tax tor pedlers of war
es, per annum, $25, per day, $2.50.
Two changes Included Increase of
license tax for dealers In general
merchandise from $25 to $50, and a
change In the sliding scale of fees
for^knittlng mills. The new scale
provides: 11 to 25knitrtng machines,
$35; 26 to 50 knitting machines,
$50; 51 to 100 machines, $75; over
100 machines, $100. The 1948-49 scale
was: 11 to 25 machines, $50; 26 to
50 machines, $75; 51 to 100 machin
es, $75; all over 100 machines, $100.
A new section Inserted give fur
ther force to the previous policy of
the city lit requiring vaccination of
dogs against rabies before the city
will issue a dog license.
The other change was statutory.
The line formerly noting the license
fee for sale orf beer now reads "PRO- j
HIBITED," in conformance with the j
Cleveland Connty vote on January j
8 outlawing sale of beer and wine.
City Court Session
Light With 5 Cases
Five cases were heard. In regular
weekly session of City Recorder's
court held at City Hall Monday af
ternoon, Judge Faison Barnes, pre j
Dwight Wood, In an a Id case in
which he failed to pay costs after
oonvictlon on charges of public
drunkenness, was sent to Jail for
thirty days. Wood was picked up by
Joseph Caldwell was sent to Jail
for thirty days for failure to pay
costs after conviction on chaTges of
(Sty School Board Approves Plans
For Improvements To Wert School
The <flty school board will sell for.
ca~h at public auction on July 23 the
righrtroom, rwo story frame house
on Wafterson street, according to
action taken by the board on Mon
sale wilt be conducted at 10
o'clock and the purchaser wftl, be
required to remove the building by
August 15. according to term* of the
legal advertlsment published In to
day's issue of the Herald
'The house was previous. >? offered
fot tale at auction, but the bid was
ToJurta i>> the ai r-t Ink-uf
The acho<Me .<v?i^r? t??,ft
i,v, for phlygiotir* ???*?- Wast
V.flic. ay'jomr -? .<* is
known as wie J. R. Ch.,fe
L B?n Goforth. Jr.
On Schools Faculty
' B tf. Barnes, superintendent of
schools, reported Thursday three
(?cutty resignation? and one addi- <
tlon for She 1949-50 term.
\ho? who h*ve reeignod include: !
UlM Mary PaUee, reach er ol high
?chocrt English and mmory; Miss
! Tlielma Payseur, eighth grade tea
cher, and Mrs. Betty H. Logan, high
school commercial teacher.
The new teacher elected by the
school board is I. Ben Goforth, Jr.,
son of Mr. and Mrs. I. Ben Goforth,
Sr., who hae been employed as ai
teacher o t the eighth grade.
To Come Hexe
On July 5th
. The city board of commissionerM,
in special session on last Saturday
morning, employed J. S. Evans. Jr.,
of Sarasota, Fla., as city engineer,
i Mr. Evans, former assistant city
i manager of Sarasota, and now cm
i ployed by a Charlotte firm coroplet
jing a $1.5 million construction Job
| in Sarasota, is to a.vsunie his duties*
! here on July 5.
He was employed at a salary of
$4,200 per annunir and is to be paid
a travel allowance of $50 momhly.
'Mr. Evans will fill the vacancy
created several mon-ths ago by the
resignation of E. C. Brandon, Jr.*
who accepted the position of city
I manager of Asheboro.
The new ^sity engineer was inter
viewed by the oiiy board and May
or J. E. Henrdon at the Saturday
morning- meeting and was chosen
from among a large number of ap
plicants for the post, Mayor Hernd<yi
Age 32. Mr. Evans is a World War
II veteran who served in the army
engineer corps and a gradute of
Purdue university with a degree of
I bachelor of science in civil engineer
ing. Following his graduation, he
; spent a yoar in Cincinnati, Ohio, as
; a field appraisal engineer, and the
next yitar wonked as a civilian with
the army engineer corps on civilian
Tiood control programs. Entering the
army engineer corps as a second
lieutenant, he was di>:harged in
May 1946 as a major, after duty in
both administrative and operational
J capacities, including assignments as
a post engineer. He became assistant
city manager of Sara.sora following
his discharge from the army.
Mr. pvans is a native of Ohio. Ho
is married and the father of two
v daughter*. Mrs. Evans is a native
of Georgia. ?*
"We are happy to annuo nfce em
ployment of Mr. Evans as city engi
neer," Mayor. J. E. Hemdon com
mented. "He was highly recommend
yd to the board by the present city
manager okf St. Petersburg. Fla., Mr.
Evans* former superior at Sarasota,
as well as by others.
"His training and experience seem
to equip him well for the position
here, and, after the interview with
him, the board of commissioners
feh confident that he will capably
discharge th? duties of Kings Moun
tain's city engineer."
City and county taxpayers who ex.
pect to take advantage of the two
percent discount ottered for prepay
ment in June, were reminded thia
week by S. A. Crouae, city clerk, and
R. M. Gidney, county tax collector,
that the dealine. is next Thursday,
June 30. % ? . . ? , ? ,
"Mr. C rouse reported prepayment*
''slow" but added that he anticipa
ted a la.-.t-mlnute rush.
The city is accepting payments
based on the tentaoive tax rate of
$1.85. The tentative county rate haa
not been set, and the county tax of
fice is accepting declarations of in
tention as qualification for the dis
count Bills will be mailed as quick
ly as the county commissioners set
Mr. Gidney also issued a warning
to persons who have not paid 1948
tax bills. He said notices have been
mailed to those delinquent, who
should pay up at once, he added to
avoid the extra expense dt adver
tisement for sale, which begin* in,
Mr. Gidney also art<ed thai* per
sons who have purchased property
sine*? January 1, 1948, to note how
the property is listed. In many in-,
stances, he painted out, rhe purchas
er doesn't realise that the tax bill
taftnV been paid because it Is listed
in the name of the former owner.
BIBLE SCHOOL CLOSIMO
The Central Methodist church
Vacation Bible school will close
next Thursday evening, June 30,
with an opqh house ar 9 o'clock.
Pile various Classes will present
program, and there will jhs an In
formal social period. school*.*?
is reported making gtxH n jgrmm.
Parente and friends are tiehw in
vited to attend the closing.. A
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