City Llmlti (1940 Ceo?u?) 6.S74
Imrrediate Trading Area 15,000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL. 60 NO. 31
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Kings Mountain. N. C? Friday, August 5.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Harris And Grantham
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To Head Horse Show
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For October 5
MRS. MANGET DIES
Funeral rites for Mrs. Paul
Mangel, fdrmer Kings Mountain
citizen, Were held at Newnan, Ga.,
.following her death on July 18, it
was learned here this week.
Parking meter receipts for last
week totaled $123.13 according to
a report from the office of City
Clerk S. A. Crouse.
Building permit was issued at
City Hall Monday to t>. C. Maun
ey for permission to move a build
ing near the corner of East King
street and Cleveland avenue.
ATTEND 4-H WEEK
l/uther McSwain, Jr., and Bob
Huskeyi of the Beth-Ware 4-H
Club, are attending the 16th an
nual 4-H Club Week at N. C. State
An old time fiddlers conven
tion, featuring seven string bands,
will be held at Beth-Ware school
Friday night at 8 o'clock, it was
announced this week. Admission
, will he 25 and 50 cents.
?? . Dfficttrv and .directors -fif... The.
Mountaineer Club, Inc., are sche
duled to meet Friday night at the
Kings Mountain Herald office at
7:30 p. m. |
Regular meeting of .Otis D.
Green Post 135, American Legion, '
will b? held Monday night at 7:30 |
at Cfty Hall, according to an- i
nouncement by David J. Delevie, ,
UNION SERVICE '
"Rev. L. C. Pinnlx,' pastor of First |
Baptist church, will deliver the ]
.sermon at Sunday night's union !
service, to be held at 8 o'clock at j
First Pr esbytxeian church. Subject !
?of Rev. Pinnix's sermon will be
"The Victorious Life." ? I
Rev. W. P. Grler,. Jr., ARP nfln- !
Ister of Rock Hill, S. C?. will fill j
the pulpit of Boyve Memorial ARP j
churcfc here for morning services !
on Sunday. The pastor, Rev. W. L. |
Pressly. and his family are on va
cation. '? .... j
George Mom, superintendent of ?
the city water works, is at Dut- j
ham this week, where he is attend- 1
Ing the annual convention of thy \
state's water works operators be
ing held at Duke University. .
; OLD CAPERNAUM RITES
Annual memorial services at Old
'Capernaum-cemetery, near Waco,
will be held Sunday, August 7, It
ww announced this week. Servi
?ces will begin at 11 o'clock and
dinner will be served on the
?grounds The memorial service; will
be held in the afternoon.
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"CLINE" HOU3E RE- SALE
Re-sale of the "Cline" house by
t the city school board of trustees
wlli be held Wednesday afternoon
st 1 o'clock on the premises. The
?ale, at auction, will begin st $700
the cumm> high bid on the house
made by Wray A. Williams. Un
der the terms of sale, the' house
must be removed from tbe premi
ses within s reasonable time.
Charles Kerault, high school
student of Charlotte who won a
?rip to the national Jaycee conven
tion by virtue of a speech before
the V. C. state convention at Ashe
ville, was to speak before mem
bers of 'he Klwanbr dub at the
regular Thursday nljjht meeting,
fits subject was to he "I Speak for
? Democracy." B. S. Peeler, public
committee chairman, ar
range* the program, ?
Jimmy Harris was elected chair
i man and W. G. Grantham co-chair
j man of the Kiwanis-Lions Kings
Mountain Horse Show, and the show
was scheduled for October 5, .at. a
nleeting of the joint planning com
mittee Tuesday evening. ?'
The group, including Gene Timms,
Harry Page, Ertle Powers, J. G. ?
Darracott, Jim Anthony, W. S. Ful
ton, Jr., Sam Stallings, Tolly Shu
ford, Sam Weir, Byron Keeter, Drace
Peeler and L. E. Abbott, met at the
home of Byron Keeter, named ma
jor committee heads, and other
wise laid plans for the event.
The show will be a successor to
the annual Lions club show, a Labor
Day event for the past five years, j
Mr. Harris served as chairman of '
the Fourth Annual Lions club show
in 1947. He is also a veteran of show
circles throughout the area. Mr.
Grantham, a Kiwanian, is also a
horse fancier, having entered hors
es in a number of local shows, and <
others throughout the area.
"The following committee heads
were named (first named as chair
^second as co-chairman):
Stable ? Drace Peeler,. Sam Stal- ?
Grounds ? Ha1 Ward, Harry Page.
'Finance and Advertising ? W. B. 1
Logan, J. L. McGlU.
Publicity and Promotion ? By- i
ron Keeter, H. Tom Fulton.
Concessions ? W. S. Fulton, Jr.,
I Tolly Shuford.
I Tickets ? L. E. Abbttt, J. G.
Public Address system ? Ertle'
Powers, Jim Anthony.
Reception ? Gene Timms, Glee
A. Bridges. ; j
Treasurer: J. C. M'cKinney.
I Still . Raided Early i
Thursday; 3 Nabbed
Officers destroyed two liquor stills
about three miles south of Kings
Mountain early Thursday morning
according to a reliable source. War
rants have been served on three
men captured near the stills during
The raiding party ? including !
Constable W. G. Ellison, Chief Dep
uty J. H. Allen, Deputy D. H. Street,
and R. O. Hord ? cut down the dis
tilleries and captured some 15 one
half gallon Jars of "white lighting."
Arrested were: Luther Burns, ac
cusal of manufacturing liquor, and
Guy Butler and Ben Beatty, accused
of aiding and abetting m manufact- '
ure of liquor and transporting for
purpose of sale., ? i
Youths To Camp
S>.TU> TO Kings Mountain cii'^ren
who ordinarily would not h:u ? the
opportunity, have enjoyed a tteeR of
work, play and fun a; L*k,> Craw
forii day camp this aiinviricv. and
?more arc scheduled to enj.>\ the
same this month, through a cooper
ative program arranged by Kings
Mountain industrial plants under
sponsorship of . the Kings Mountain
The participating plants are pay
ing 53.50 per child, aged seseh to
fourteen, this amount covering the
$2 camp fee and the SI.30 bus* fare
for a week. The three hours at
camp, each of the 5 days, include
nature study, handicrafts, and
swimming, under qualified instruc
tors. Each child takes his own bath
ing suit, towel, and lunch. Mm. F.
B. Fefton is camp supervisor.
In July, approximately 70 children
attended the camp from the Bonnie,
Mauney, Sadie mills, and Kings
Kings Mountain Mfg. Co. This
month, the Pauline. Margrace, Park
Yarn and possibly Crafstpun will
each send a large group of children.
?For the last week in August, the
Woman's Club, with the' assistance
of the Junior Woman's Club. and
perhaps other civic organizations of
the community, plans to finance a
bus load of yongsters who otherwise :
would be unable to attend the camp.
Arrangemcrts will be made at the
same time for other children of the
city to go and pay their own expen
This project is one chosen by a
committee of club members as an
entry in the "Build a Better Commun
Ity" contest, sponsored by the Gen
eral Federation of Women's Clubs
in cooperation with the Kroger Com
pany. The Club hopes that this will,
be a step in the direction of oommu
nity playground and swimming pool
to the near future; and intends to.
direct Ha efforts to that end. . Th<;
project committee from the club is
composed of Mrs. Paul Mauney and
Mrs. Aubrey Mauney, oo-chairmen;
Mrs. S. M. Brown, Mrs. J. N. Gamble,
Mrs. W. T. Weir
Jaycees To Sponsor
Air Show August 28
The Kings Mountain Junior
Chamber of Commerce will spon
sor an Air Show at Morrison Air
port on Sunday afternoon, August
28, it Was announced this week
Sam Collins has been named '
general chatsman of the event
and reported Tuesday night that
plans were underway for an ex
Still awaited is CAA approval
for the show, but no hitch in ob
taining this approval is anticipa
Further announcement concern
ing the show is to b? made next
Contracts A warded For $ 43,059
Improvement To West School
Pink Bell Is
On Rape Count j
i Pink Bell, 40-yoar-old Nt'tjro, was
bound over 10 the next term of Cle- . |
veland county Superior court un
der a $2,500 bond Monday in Re
corders court on a charge of rai>e.
Judge Faison Barnes found probv j
able causJe in the ease at regular !
weekly session of court held here at j
City Hall Monday. Bell had been ar- j
rested dn July 29 on a warrant by '
Eioise Webber, his sister, and char- j
ged with rape of her daughter's 11- t
year-old girl. The act allegedly oc
curred on July 22.
According to Chief N. M. Farr,
who made the arrest along with Of- ,
ficer S. R. Davidson, the victim and j
her mother, fiom Virginia. were
visiting at the home of Beil's moth
er at 115 Watterson street. The act
suposedly took place while the re
mained of the family had gone to
church, leaving the Negro man with
Bellas mother stated, Chief Farr
said, that the man had been on a
two-weeks drunk. Bell said, refer
ring to the alleged victim, "she don't
know what she's talking about," ac
cording to Mr. Farr. He pleaded "not
Other cases heard on the 8-case,
docket Included one defenadnt con
victed on charge of public drunk
Case a gainst ^Richard Wood, char
ged. With reckless driving was dis
Samuel B. Jackson, charged with
reckless driving, was fined $35 and
James R. Guin, for speeding, paid
a fTne *10 and costs.
?Donnie Hue Gamble, of Bessemer
City, for operating a vehicle with an
improper muffler, was fined $10 and
James L. Bell paid a fine of $fi and
costs for illegal possession.
Withrow Brown, charged with
driving without an operators per
? mit, was fined the minimum under
state laws, $25 and cost*.
Country Club Party
Features LeCroy Band
Dinner and dancing, featuring th?
music of George LeCroy and his
Quintet, of Gastonia, will highlight
the entertainment of the evening at
the regular monthly club night at j
the Kings Mountain Country Club
Announcement of the club night ?
program was made by the entertain- j
Members are being urged to make \
reservations for themselves and
their out-of-town guests as early
Bulwinkle To Retire; Numerous
Possible Candidates Mentioned
Major A. L. Bu twinkle, veteran
1 11th district congressman, announ
ced this week that he would not be
a candidate to succeed himself next
! spring, due to ill health.
| The announcement ? which came
as a surprise in spite of the fact that
Major Buhvinkle had spent five
months in Befhseda hospital early
| lit the year and the past two months
at his Gastonia home immediate
| ly touched off a wave of speculation
; as to Congressman Buhwinkle's suc
cessor, including a number of trial
i balloons for Savorite son-candidates.
1 The announcement also appeared
, to set up another* sure scrap be
: tween forces of Gov. Kerr Scott and
j the ao-caDed Old 'Liners of North
; Carolina Democratic politics
'Prominently mentioned as possi
> ble candidates already are:
Basil Whfcener, Gastonia lawyer
and district solicitor.
Woodjww Jones, "Rutherfoi-dton
lawyer and representative in the
1949 General Assembly ,
Charles Z. Flack, of Forest City,
long-time figure in party ciwfle and
chairman of the 11th district De
mocratic executive committee who
recently -re^ifned under Scott pres
sure aa clerk to the state Utltlles
?Peyton MdSwain. Shelby lawyer,
ex- army colonel and former special
Superior Court Judge, Who was ap
pointed by Gov. Gregg Cherry and
PLANS tO HE TOE ? M?J o. A. X.
Bui winkle, w,rrtn* his 14th tm M
U. g. Cm*m? man. ?hl.
week that ht will lot be a nidi
dote to ttee Md hlmaeW la th? De
mocratic primary n?x? *ptlng.
was not re-appolnted by Gov. Scott I
Ralph Gardner, of She thy, lawyer}
son oi the t*te O. Max Gardner.
? ' D. Max Gardner, h.. of Shelby,
who will complete hte law course at
the University next spring.
L?e B. Weathers, veteran senator
In the General Aaserrfbly and pub
li^hcr of the Shelby Daily St?f. f
Other* regarded aa possibilities
are J. W. Osborne, Shelby lawyer,
Carl Howard, of Bejssemer Ctty, Gas
ton county representative to the
General Assembly and a staunch
supporter of the Scott program, and
Clarence Ridings, who opposed Mr.
Bulwinkle for the Democratic nom
inatlon in 1948.
Mr. Howard, however, was re- ,
cently dismissed by Commissioner ,
Joseph Graham as a rural road ad
visor. The Shelby candidates also
appear to have one strike against !
them, unless their fallow townsman,
Senator Clyde R. Hoey, should de
cide not to seek re-election as U. S. j
Senator. Withdrawal of Sanator
Hoey is not anticipated.
Major Bulwinkle has served in 1
Congress continuously, with the - i
caption of 1929-31, since his election '
In 1930, holding the honor of win
ning the Democratic nomination 15
times. H? holds Important commit- j
tee assignments in the House of Re- ;
present atlves and is regarded as an
authority on aeronautics.
He has snnounoed that he ex- '
pects to resume the private practice
of Mw in Gastonla.
Tou and my other friends ace as
sured after my term of office expir
es. that I will continue to take an
active interest in the welfare of the
Nation, the State and' the District,"
Congressman Bulwipkle wroU
Chairman flack and other members
.of the district executive committee.
The Cleveland county tax col
lector is advertising property for
sale tor delinquent 1948 taxes this
week, and the City of Kings Moun
tain tax collector will begin ad
vertising for delinquent taxes next
Robert Gidney, county tax col
lector. asked citizens who are now
delinquent on their taxes to note
that penalties and advertising
costs must also be paid. Checks
received for tax bills which do
not include sufficient funds to
cover these added costs have to be
returned he pointed out. The pen
alty on delinquent 1948 taxes is
now four and one-half percent,
and the advertising fee is 25 ^ents
for each week the property is ad
City collector S. A. Crouse is urg
ing all who have not paid 1948
taxes to take care of the matter
before next week.
To Trade Group
RALEIGH. ? Joe Lee Woodward,
prominent local business man, ha>
been appointed to. the Research and
Extension Committee of the North
Carolina Merchants .Association, it
is announced by Willard L. Dowel 1.
of Raleigh, oxecurive vice president
of the 7,000-member merchants or
The appointment, was made by
John M. Carroll of Atiheville, 'pres
ident of the Association.
In announcing the appointment,
Dowel I explained thta the functions
of this committee are to study, in
vestigate airri recommend to the
Board of Directors of the Association
plans for promoting the interests of
the Association, including new serv.
ices and functions to be performed
by the organization.
? * ? I
James B. Simpson, secretary of
the Kings Mountain Merchants as
sociation, tendered his resignation
Mr. Simpson asked that he be re
ileved of his duties "as soon as pos
sible," and hopes to vacate the posi
tion by September 1, he told offi
cials of the organization."
President Harold Coggi'ns said
Thursday that no definite action for
lilling the post had been- taken, "but'
said he hoped to make an announce
ment in the near future.
Mr. Simpson declin^i to divulge
his future plans. He tols served as
manager of the local trade group
for the past 14 months, having sue
ceeded Ned MCGill in that capacity.
During his tenure, the association
has expanded its services, and in
creased its credit bureau data. Prin
cipal expansion has been In the
field of trade promotion, featuring
the customary Christmas opening
celebration, and last spring's suc
cesful Bargain Days promotion. The
association last fall sponsored a city
wide Courtesy campaign.
School Asks Bids
On Hooting Plant
The city school board Is advertis
ing today for bids on a proposed
renovation of the hea'ing plant at
B. N. Barnes, superintendetn of
schools, said the renovation plans
will call for two new boilers, plus
other allied equipment designed to
modernize the system for greater
?Deadline for bids win be 10 a. m.
August 17 .and plans and speci
fications may be obtained from th^
office of the superintendent, or from
the office of V. W. Breeze, Shelby
architect. The school board reserves
the right to refuse all bids.
EL BETHEL SKVIVAL
Hev. C, G. Isley, of Winston -
Salem, will conduct a week's re
vival services at El Bethel Me
thodist church, beginning ?t morn
ing services at 11 o'clock Sunday.
The services will continue through
Saturday, August 13,
Job To Require
i. . ? ^ ??*?..;:
The city board of school trustees
accepted low bids on additions and
renovations to West grammar school
'Tuesday totaling $13,059, and work
I was scheduled to have begun
j Thursday morning.
The following were successful bid
i. General contract, to R. L. I/?wmait,
of Shelby, $31,324.
i Heating contract, to Cash Plumb
ing and Heating Company, of Gas
tonia, $6,695, . ? .
Plumbing contract, to Cash
i Plumbing and Heating Company, of
Gaston ia', $1,570.
Electrical contract, to L. A. Hoke,
i of Kings Mountain, $3,200.
Estimated time required to com
plete the buildinp program, which
wil) include addition of two class
rooms, an office, first air room and
music room, is 120 days.
B. N. . Barnes, superintendent of
schools and secretary to the board
of school trustees, said the electri
cal contract assumed expenditure of
$2,000 for fixtures. It is possible, he
said, that the electrical fixtures will
cost less than this amount and that
the contract- would be reduced to
take advantage of any cosi saving
'on fixtures. '
A total of five contractors entered .
bids for the general contract seven
^fcid for the heating and seven for
the plumbing contracts, and four
entered bids for the electrica( con
Closest "squeeze" by a successful
bidder was on the heating contract,
in which the Cash Plumbing and
Heating firm nosed out Robinson
Plumbing and Heating Company by
ten dollars. The Robinson bid was
I A. A. Ramsey, of Shelby, was sec
ond low bidder on the general con
1 tract at $31,892, and other bids in
cluded: C. T. Bennett, Kings Moun
tain, $33,240; Barger Construction
Company, $36,840; and James L
Beam, Cherryville. $39,466.
On th? plumbing contract. J C2.
Dudley entered the second iow lid,
at $1,773, -while Anthony and
Franks, of Lincolnton, were hi^:: at
L. A. Hoke's $3,200 bid for th?- elec
i tricai contract won over the second
! iow bid of Canipe Electric Company,
iSheiby, at $3,650, while Y. R. Wen
i sil Company was the highest bidder
for the electrical contract at $4,673.
? 'Mr. Barnes said the total bids ap
| proximaled architect's estimates on
jth? oost of the renovation Job.
Mrs. Hoyle Dies;
Rites Held Sunday
Funeral rites for Mrs. John Hoyle,
former Kings Mountain citizen, were
held in Maiden on Sunday, follow
ing her death Friday at noon.
|.vMra. Hoyle was reared In King?
Mountain and was the sister of
Mrs. J. H. Davis, Luther Barrett and
F. C. Barrett, of Kings Mountain.
She had suffered a long illness.
Miles Mauney To Play
Benefit For DAR
Mi leg Mauney. talented King*
j Mountain pianist, will play a ben
efit concert for th? CoL Frederick..
Hom bright chapter. Daughters of
the American Resolution, at th?
high school auditorium Friday
night. August 19.
| Announcement of the forthcom
ing concert Was made this week
by Mas. P. H. Summers, regent of
I the OAS.
Further announcement concern*
. ingthe concert will he made next
week. Tickets are expected to g?
on sale soon.
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"The DAB is deeply grateful fee
Mr. Manner's generosity." Mrs.
Summers said. "The concert will
i be a I seat lev Kings Mountain eU
I tlzens interested in music." ' I
Mr. Mauney. ton of Mr. and Mr*.
W. K. Mauney, is now heme en
i wtatlofc le and his brother. Cf
nest Mmraey. make up a talented
duopiane team and are current
ly conttaulng their work la ?? 1
sic la Wtm Task. ^ ? J