City Limits (1940 Ouw) 3.57?
Immediate Trading Amu 1SA0Q
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VOL. 60 NO. 32
Kings Mountain. N. C- Friday. August 12. 1949
PRICE FIVE CENTS
The iWWB will conduct a bake
sale Saturday at Bridges & Ham
rick for benefit of the Church of
HAMR1CK AT HOME
Earl Hamrick, Burlington Mill
official, was. released from Shelby
hospital Sunday after suffering
an accident at his home on July
29 in which he fractured a leg.
? Candidates /or the 1949 Central
high school football team arje
scheduled to report fot pre-school
drills Monday morning* Players
are requested to report to the
GRAVESIDE RITES -
Graveside rites were held at
Beulah Methodist church ceme
tery near Waco Wednesday morn
ing tor the infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles E. Goforth. The in
fant succumbed , shortly after
TO WEST VIRGINIA
Miss Martha Plonk will leav6
Saiturday for Morgantown, West
Virginia, where she h^s accepted
a teaching position in the Home
Economics department at the Uni
versity of West Virginia.
NO MORNING SERVICE
.The regular 11 o'clock service
will not be held at Boyce Memo
rial ARP church Sunday morning,
due to the absence of the pastor,
who is on vacation. 'Regular Sun- .
day School services will be held,
and the church will be host to the
community-wide union service
Sunday evening at 8 o'clock. An
nouncement was made by the
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MO NOT RAISED
Bid on the Cline house on Wat
teraon street, being sold by the
city school board, was not raised
as a sale held on the premises
Weohesday. J. B. Davis, school
board trustee who conducted the
sale/ said* the $7?0 bid of Wray A.
Williams is high. Unless the bid is
raised within 10 days, the house
will go to Mr. Williams. The pur
chaser is required to remove the
house from the premises.
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WITH RADIO 8TATION
Jack Prince, -well-known Kings
Mountain young man, is now con
ducting two morning programs on
Station WXTTL, KannapoIU. , Mr.
Prince serves as disc Jockey on the
hillbilly show, "Wake Up Caro- -
lina," from 6 o'clock to 6:55, and
on "The Alarm Clack Club", fea
turing popular music, from seven
o'clock to 8 o'clock. Record-play
ing by request features both pro
Crams. The Kannapolls Station
? may be tuned In at 89 on the radio
Hie annual McGlll reunion will
be held at the Bethel Arbor, off
the CherryvIHe Road, ne*t Wed
nesday, beginning at 11:30 a. m.
following a brief program, a pic
nic dinner 'will be held.- The re
union was postponed last year
due Co the polio epidemic, . and
members of the clan are being es
pecially Urged to attend.
Jack Knell, news editor for
Station WBT' Charlotte, was to 'ad
dress members of the Kiwanis
club at the Thursday night meet
ing at the Woman's Club on the
subject of television. The pro
gram was arranged by Hu">ld
Power 1*+m '
GHr MMW WHIIW wm w
v,3@?l*ed mint turn* ?r
4iJ# p. e. Sunday aftonMoa as
Wftfc is coatteaod en robaildln? ?
?tatian on th? west ?id? of ih#
railroad to tho rob-atattoa. .
T ko ?Mk WU1 bo tel in ?Nkt
ot bit W t nq to an
Myers Troupe Booked
For Jaycee Air Show
For Local Event
I By Sam Collins
Oscar Myers and his Flying
j Troupe, of Hendersonville, will ?be
I the featured performers here on
August 28, When the Kings Moun
tain Junior -Chamber of Oortimerce
I presents an Air Show at Morrison
! Airport off the Grover Road.
Announcement was made yester
day by Sam Collins, chairman of
! the eveht that the Myers Troupe had
j been signed for the show. The
Troupe includes, he said, a large
number of plants, and the show
will feature special stunting, in ad
dition to a glider take-off and de
Admission will be T5 cents for
adults and 50 cents for children.
Committee heads for the event in
Ben- Ballard, parking; J. C. Brid
ges, grounds; Drace Peeler aod Ned
MCGill, concessions; Falsoo Barnes,
publicity; and J. T. McGlnnik and
W. S. Fulton, Jr., ticket sales.
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One citizen of the 11th Congres
sional district has officially stated
he would seek the Congressional
post in next springs' Democratic
primary, and another was more or
less officially "sounding out opin
ion" with the aim of offering.
is Frank Watson
Howell, superintendent of achsols
of Yancey county, and the possible
candidate Mr Charles E. rfSmilton,
Gastonia lawyer. '
These announcementst some eight
months away from the' filing dead- j
line, and about 10 prior to the actual
primary voting day, Indicated to'
political observers of the district ,
that the race would not be .lacking ,
for candidates for the seat which
wilt be vacated by Major A. I. Bui- j
winkle, Of Gaftonia.
Meantime, Governor W.
Scott was quoted in Charlotte
saying he didn't intend to tl
his Influence i?to the race. v
Invitations are being mailed to
guests of the Beth-Ware Progressive
club for a barbecue supper meeting j
to be held at the school house Wed ]
nesday at ,7 p. m. according to an
nouncemem by Myc*s Hamhright.
The club Is inviting guests in
cluding Beth-Ware Community Fair
officiate and premium list advertis
ers. Recipients are urged to ac* ,
knowledge the invitation, Mr. Ham
The meeting is scheduled in con
nection with the second annual
fair, sponsored by the Progressive
club and the Beth-Ware Veteran
Farmer training class. ______
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To Sing Aft Concert
Miles Hoffman Mauney, prom
inent Kings Mountain pianist,
who will play a benefit concert for
the Col. Frederick Hambright
chapter. Daughters of the Amer
ican Revolution, on August 19,
| will be assisted by Miss Frances
| Summers, talented soprano, it was
announced this week.
Miss Summers, a graduate of
Sal?|n College at Winston-Salem
has "recently returned home after
j continuing her work in voice at
| the University of Texas.
Admission to the concert will
> be $1 for adult* and SO cents for
all school students, it was an
nounced by Mr*. W. t. Weir. Ad
' vance sale of tickets will begin
The concert will be presented at
the high school auditorium and
the full proceeds will go to the
DAR chapter here.
Fifty-six officers and men of
Headquarters and Headquarters
Company, 3rd Battalion, 120th In
fantry, North Carolina National
Guard, of Kings Mountain, will
leave Sunday for a two-week en
campment at Fort Jackson, S. C.
?The unit Will be under the com
mand of Captain Humes Houston,
and the two-weeks refresher train
ing will include an extensive course
in field work. .
In the group will be five officers,
in addition to Cap*. HoUXtorfUMt1
Though there are at prestet 29 Va
recruiting until after the company
returns from Fort Jackson, Capt.
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Missionary Methodist church, on
Second Street is well on the way to
oompletion of its new building. The
church is being built through dona- j
tions from members and friends of
the church, and the pastor and of
ficers are expressing their appreci
ation for the aid to the building
H. S. Scruggs is pastor of the chur
ch, S. S. Sisk, superintendent, and
H. R. Murray is trustee.
Several Attend Form
And Home Week Evenft
Several Kings Mountain area ci
tizens attended the Farm and Home
Week event at Raleigh thi$ week.
Included Jn the group were Mr.
and Mrs. J. S. Ware, Hugh Fall8, and
Mrs. Charlie Whlsnant.
. Mrs. Ware attended as a delegate
of the Beth -Ware Home Demonstra
tion club and Mr. Falls and Mr.
Ware as rcpresajjtitlves of the Vet
erans Farmer TVafning class.
Governor Kerr Scott and Secre
tary of Agriculture Charles F. Bran
nan, of Washington, were featured
speakers during the programs.
Lawyer YDC Head;
Foi State Meeting
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W. Fa I son Barnes, Kings Moun
tain lawyer elected Saturday to
serve as president of the .Cleveland.
County Young Democratic Club, |
said* yesterday that plans are und
erway to hold a mammoth fish fry
at Bracket*'* Fish Camp on August
29, at which event Terry Sanford?of
Fayetteville, Candidate for state
Yl>c, president, will speak.
Mr. Barnes said plans for the ga
thering ? to which Young Demo
crats front several surrounding
eoutrtles will be Invited ? sre yet
teridktWej but that he anticipates
they will be completed.
Mr. Stanford is now practicinf law
in Fayetterille, following war ser
vice and a number of years with the
Institute of Government' dt Chapel
The flah fry will also be ta the
nature of a rally prior to 'M ?ate
convention to HeSgld at tkiw Bern
the weekesu of Sepu-iifrst 15.
Other candidates for state pcesi
dent are Oeorge 'Fountain, of
ro snd Gene Gordon, of Burlington.
Pwwtosntly mentioned as s&flt/k*
, (Cont'd on pa?e eight)
Though it was in session ior some
; three hours Wednesday afternoon
for the regular August meetings the
i city board of commkisioners took
, no official actions, with the excep
tion of approving minutes of one
regular and two special meetings.
'Discussion, however, was quite
considerable, "involving about 90
J minutes of informal talk concerning
sewer plant improvements and de
velopment and with the other 90
minutes concerning a possible hy
dra-headed arrangement whereby
; (1) the Mauney Mill would get a
second six-inch water line as desir
ed by fire insurance companies, (2)
the city would be saved necessity
!of running a water line alqng Gold
I street to serve some houses on Cans
ler street, and (3) Fred and Hal
Plonk would sell their water and;
sewer lines in Crescent Hill devel* i
oprnem to the city.
The latter discussion almost oame
to an "Iffy" decision, but there were
so many provisoes attached that the
board finally adjourned until next
Wednesday afternoon without any
formal action. \
Discussion on the city's sewer
problems arose when Fred Wright, !
Jr., addressed the board and ^sked |
what hope he and his partners hadj
for sewer line installation on the'
Negro housing development they
now have underway. Commissioner
Hal D. Wdrd spoke in support of the
project as a community benefit, but
Commissioner Carl F. Mauney point- j
ed out that the city had no money j
for large scale sewer line insrt?!ia-:
tion? <*nd that he did not feel Mr.
Wright should be given any false
hopes that the city could give any,
help within two or three months. j
"I think everyone 11 viae inside the
city limits should have sewer ser- '
vice," Commissioner Mauney said, i
"but ? bond tosue program would:
be required artd it oould. not be
bandied ov# night." ?
^ JThla development led. into the
quest lort of issuing bonds, the re
cent May 10th bond issue election ?
which failed to carry, and several;
and sundry other related matters. !
Commissioner Mauney, saying he I
understood some of the opposition '
to the May 10th bond i&sue election)
was basfd on the feeling by some j
citizens that Engineer W. K. Dick- j
son's estimates of expense of re- !
building the McGill tank, were farj
too high, said he felt the board !
should employ an engineer "the cit- 1
izens would have confidence in" and
get a new estimate.
Mayor J. E. Herndon then asked
(Cont'd on page eight)
To Contests '
DETROIT, Mich. ? Thomas P.
Baker, 20, of Kings Mountain, is one
of nine contestants invited today
from North Carolina to participate
in Plymouth Motor Corp.'s Third In
ternathmal Model Plane contest at
Detroit August 22-29.
The North Carolina contestants
were selected by a committee com
posed of D. S. Eddins, president of
the Plymouth Motor Corp.; t>r. Wal
ter A. Good, chairman of the Acad
emy of Model Aeronautics; ,and
Frank P. Sposfte, director of the con
te^t. The North Carolina model fly
ers were chosen from a llst'of appli
cants who live in the 48 states.
Contestants qualified for the In
ternational, which offers $8,750 in
?U. S. Savings Bonds and 167 trophi
es, through participation in one of
the more than 200 state and local
model plane contests sponsired by
Plymouth dealers. Competition
against some of the world's finest
model flyers in addition to a pro
gtam of entertainment awaits the
North Carolina contestants if they
accept the invitation.
Of Tftxtito Firm
"Myron A. Rhyne, former Kii>.g*
Mountain citizen, has become a di
rector of Travora Textiles, Inc., at
Graham, a new firm recently orga
nized which has purchased Travora
Aocordtng to the news report from
the Dally Mews Record of AUgust 9,
organization of the new company is, I
In effect, a reorganization, follow
ing retirement of S. S. Ho lit, general i
manager of Tmvota Manufacturing
Mr. &hyn? has held ?f> executive
position with Travora Manufactu
ring Company for several years. He
is the son of Mrs. C. Q. Rhyne and
the late Mr. Rhyne, of Kings Moun
tain, and his wife Is the former Miss
l Sarah Hambriffht.
Merchants To Present
"Opportunity Days 99
The City of Kings Mountain tax <
collector is advertising for sale
this week property on which 1948
taxes are delinquent.
According to law. the property
must be advertised for sale four
consecutive weeks prior to sale for ,
taxes at the door of City Hall on
The city follows the same policy
as the county regarding adver
tising cgst of the taxes, charging
25 cents for each time the prop
erty is advertised. Persons paying
delinquent taxes owe in addition,
four and one-haU percent late
payment penalty, plus the adver
tising fee, in addition to the net
amount of the taxes. -
A full week of activities for In
termediates of First Baptlitt church ,
has been scheduled for the week of
August ?l*28, it was announced this |
The week'* program is designed |
ir Include all boys and girls of the
church between the ages of 13 and
1<J. The program is designed for
fellowship, inspiration and recrea- ,
tioh, it was stated
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The schedule follows: )
Sunday, August 21s
6:00 p. m. Fellowship hour in the
6:45 p. m. Baptist Training Union, i
- Monday, August 22:
Open Forum on Personal Problems '
of teen-agers conducted by Rev. Har- 1
lan Harris, pa<*or of the Firm Bap- i
list church, Shplby.
Tuesday, August 23:
7:30 p. m. Scavenger hunt.
Wednesday, August 24:
Intermediate Training Unions will
be in charge of prayer meeting.
Thursday, August 25:
7:30 p. m. Miss Annie Roberts will
entertain Intermediates at a Drop
in party at her home on Piedmont
avenue with 12 year Juniors who
Will be promoted to the department j
this year and 16 year Intermediates
whd will be promoted to the Young
People's department as honor j
guest" * #
Friday, August 26:
7:30 p. m. Ice cream party at the |
church for Intermediates and their'
Sunday, August 28:
9:45 a. m. Sunday school.
11:00 a. m. Intermediate boys will'
serve as ushers: Intermediate choir
will give special music; and the pas-,
tor will have a message especially
Parking meter receipts on Wed
nesday totaled $136.30 according
to a report from the office of City
Clerk S. A. Crou9e.
Trade Event * I
Will Be Held
August 19, 20. 22
Majority of Kings Mountain mer
| chants will participate in Kings
j Mountain Opportunity Days, sche
! dulod for August 19, 20, and 22, with
j an unusual amount of special pur
chases available for the buying
Announcement of the trade event
was made yesterday by Hilton Ruth,
chairman of the Kings Mountain
Merchants Association's committee
arranging the promotion, and J a mew
8. Simpson, association secretary.
In addition to a record number of
special purchases made by the
merchants, several participating
members Will give away some $200
in certificates immediately con
vertible into mercnandise at the
firm signing the certificate. The
certificates, issued in denomina
tions of one dollar, will be passed
out at random on the streets each of
the three Opportunity days. A cer
tificate may be used by the holder
to purchase a dollar item, or it may
be applied to purchase of a more
costly item, according to announce
ment of the trade promotion ci?:n?
The committee includes, in addi
tion to Mr. Ruth, W. G. Grantham,
J. C. Bridges, T. W. Grayson, , Sam
Weir, Charles E. Blalock, I. L. Mc
Gill, M. F. HaUhcox, and Harold
"From information the promotion
coromittee has received already,"
Mr. -Ruth said, "Kings Mountain im
portunity Days are well-named.
They will truly be an opportunty for
the citizens 6f"the Kings Mountain
area to buy a record amount of mer
chandise at record prices. Almost
all retailing groups are included,
including dry goods firm**, grocery
stores, hardwares, jewelry storey
furnitur#, appliances stores and ser
Day Camp Bookings *
Are Being Made
Bookings for Kings Mountain chil
dren to attend the Lake Crawford
day camp are now being taken, it
was announced this week by Mrs.
Parents who wish their children
to attend and are able to pay th<*
$3.50 fee (covering camp cost and
transportation) should contact Mrn.
Paul Mauney by phoning 253-M.
Parents who are unable to pay
the fee should contact Mrs. J. N.*
Gamble, by phoning 247-M or 4T?
W, Mrs. Mauney said, and efforts
will be made to finance the trip.
The camp is operate... for boy*
and girls ages seven to fourteen.
Grammar Grade Athletic Program
Assured; Clnb Sets Meeting 23rd
The Mountaineer Club this week
(1) set up a grammar grades ath
letic program, (2) authorized a
week's training trip to Brevard Col
lege for the high school football
team, (3) voted to* Insure high
school football players, (4) schedul
ed a general membership meeting
for Tuesday, August 23, and (5)
launched a membership drive.
The olub board of directors, at . a
meeting held last Friday night, set
up the grammar grade program gov.
erning body and elected four club
members ? Dan Huffstetler, Carl
Mauney, C. C. (Shorty) Edens, and
E. E. Marlowe ? to represent the
club on that group. Three members
of the schools system make up the
commission ? B. N. Barnes, super
intendent, and Everette Carlton apd
Don Parker, coaches.
The athletic program is expected
to get underway this fall with a
football league. Plans were mapped
Monday night at a meeting of the
commission. Mr. Huffstetler was
named chairman by the group.
At the director's meeting last Fri
day night, the board voted ' funds
for an insurance policy f6r the high
school football team and for the
week's training trip to Brevara. Cost
of the two Items is: for Insurance,
$3.25 per player, and for the trip, $15
per player for the week.
I tOans were also made for the gen
eral meeting aei for August 23. fea
ture of the program will be foot?
ball movies and reports on club
Plan is to uniform teams from the
four grammar schools ? East, West,
Central, and Park-Grace. The 22
man squads will be composed of six.
th and seventh graders, with no age
or weight limit. The commission
plans -to make ? physical Inspection
of players. Sponsors for the team
will be Victory Chevrolet Company,
Keeter's Department Store, Mauneg
Mills, and Neisler Mills, Inc.
Chairman Huffstetler has Issued
a call for volunteers for the gram*
mar grade football coaching stalls.
Anyone interested in assisting wizh
the program is urged to contact one
of the commission member* right
away, he said.
The membership drive is in full
blast and is being conducted by the
membership committee ? Bill Ful
ton, Lee Roberts, E. E. Marlowt*
Furman Wilson, WllSon Griffin, Bil
ly Houser, and Frosty Spearmai*.
Hi Hon Ruth is chairman of the
As a phase of the membership,
drive, club member^ will be asked
to solicit a new member and bring
him to the August 33rd meeting.
Full effort in the drive by every,
member of the club is being urged*
Chairman Ruth stated. _ J