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City Limits (1940 C?uu?) IS74
ImiMdlate Tiadlxg Ana I&000
(IMS Ration Board F?gurs?)
VOL. 60 NO. 34
Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday, August 26. 1949
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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Forms Ready Monday
METER RECEIPTS ,
Parking meter receipts Wednes
day totaled $138.50 according to *
report by S. A. Crouse, city clerk.
Building permits were issued to
F/. O. Weir, on Wednesday, lor
npnstruction of a new five-room
?veiling on West Gold street, cost
$?8to,and to Mr?. Helen R. McGill,
on ImtwSaWrday, for remodeling
residence on Gaston street, cost
(Members of the Kings Moun
tain Khvanis club wefe to eat a
picnic dinner, prepared by mem
bers of David's Chapel Baptist
church Thursday evening at 6:30.
The supper was to be served at
* LIONS EAT PISH
Members of the Kings Mountain
Lions club enjoyed a fish supper
Tuesday night at the Davidson
Memorial Scout camp off the
York road. The food was prepared ;
toy a corps of Scouts and Scout
leaders with C. C. Edens in charge.
Leslie MdGlnnls, well-known
former citizen of Kings Mountain
and at one time editor .the the Her
ald, has been visiting in Kings
Mountain this week. Mr. McGln
nls has lived in Richmond, Va.,
lor many years. ?vg.- . ; *
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Annual- homecoming will be
held at Beulah Methodist church
near Waco on Sunday, September
4, it was announced this week by
H. B. iRhyne, and all former mem
bers and friends of the church are
being urged to attend. The pas
tor, Rev. Mr. Lefler, will preach at
the 11 o'clock services, to be fol
lowed by a picnic dinner on the
grounds. In thd afternoon, Dr.
Owensby, of Charlotte, will bring
Crowd Heard j
Miles Hoffman Mauney, young
Kings Mountain pianist, delighted
an audience of some 400 persons
last Friday night, as he played a
full-dress concert for the Col. Fred
erick Hambright chapter. Daughters
of the American Revolution, at the
high school auditorium. . j
Also delighting the audience,
which Included a large number of
persons from Shelby, Charlotte, and
other surrounding cities, were the
vocal renditions of Miss Frances
Summers, Kings Mountain mezzo
Mr. Mauney, who wfth his broth-1
er Ernest is currently continuing his
musical work in New York, exhibi
ted superb technique as he- played a
difficult program of classical selec
tions. His interpretations were mark
?d by complete understanding of
not only the compositions, but of
Particularly sparkling were the
three Chopin ballades with ' which
he closed the formal program and
the "Dance of- the Nomes," which
he played as an enooro. .
The concert was presented by Mr.
Mauney and Miss Summers as *
benefit for the DAR, with full pro
ceeds going to the DASt chapter.
Acknowledgements listed on the
program included: Stelnway piano,
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Mauney; pro
grams, First National Bank; and
flowers, Allen's Flower Shop.
To Close Labor Day
Majority o t Xtaas Mountain
? wtu be elsssd on
t> la obistr
Labor Day fcol
Day is on* of the rioter
holidays which has
lor several years.
_ the man ?
in th? by-laws *f the
Vets May Apply
Forms for World War II veterans
d ToSSnJSl i be available a^ the
f~m t!^count>r^s of.
officer, and from local ypw
gani^ion service of?ce^ haj an
the Southern Railway <*??<*? h
. The information requested on the
form Is roquired_ > c Identify
Administration in order ? ac
If the veteran Is *"*^i4aTedvet
S'ttS?5rlH bTel 8?>le lor . ?h?>e
able on insurance l^ued after I*
cember 31. 1947.
form can gei u officer, who
county veterans service officer.
is in Kings Mountain eve > ^ of.
Payments will not be ***** u"".
111 SSfO* S?!?SK? yL
quested not to Qf name
Nef win Eatty aid VA In
and address will grea y na are
processing <hcre'^ and thoroughly
ing to fill H out
At Plane Contests
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The contest will be held ?A JJeUj
foreign countries participating.
The Kings Mountain ?^plan0ef
tion engines and two of the J
MAUNEY US TlffiASURER
W. K. Mauney. mer^rofthe
county hospital ^
5K?.fa u?l. baling
fund at a meeting of the board
of trustees last week.
To Attend Cement
Chy Engineer J. E. Evans will at
j tend a meeting in Raleigh Tuesday
i of the special commission invest!
I gating possibilities of establishing
a state cement plant.
Mr. Evans will represent the city
I on invitation from Ed R. Hanford.
; Sr., of Burlington, chairman of the
1 commission. -
' The meeting will be held at the
Ceramic Engineering Building of N.
C. State college.
Kings Mountain has been men
tioned by the committee as one of
the several areas in the state where
raw materials required in making
cement are available.
If found feasible, the state expects
to construct a cement plant which
some are estimating will cost a mil
Limestone is found in abundance
in this area, and it is the principal
ingredient in cement.
Several other areas have also been
mentioned as locales of limestone in
The invitation to Mr Evans .to at
tend the meeting followed a letter
from the city engineer on behalf of
the city offering Its cooperation in
aiding the commission in the inves
tigation of the Kings Mountain area.
> 'Bringing a successful week of
i youth activities to a dose, the Me
jthodist Youth Fellowship will hold
j a dedication service tonight at 8:00
: o'clock in the sanctuary. The service
; will be preceded by Vespers at six
i o'clock, sApper at 6:30, and study
? courses at ^ o'clock. Young people
f^om Grace and Central churches
:been mating each evening
'since Sunday Central Methodist
were conducted each evening, led
toy Dorothy Smith, on "The Marks of
; a Christian." Many young people
; participated in these programs, us
| ing different worship centers each
j evening. During the cool evenings,
I vespers were held in the chapel, and
! during warm weather, outside wor
ship services were conducted. Bar
bara Gault and Barbara Grantham
served as pianists.
t Supper was served each evening
by a different circle of the Woman's
; Society of Christian Service. Tonight
all the circles are to provide a cov
ered dish supper together. The
j young people enjoyed singing folk
songs before and after supper, un
der the direction of Jo Ann Falls.
During the workshop period on
Monday, the group filled out ques
tionnaires, to find their Interests in
the four commissions. On Tuesday,
each commission met separately,
under the direction of theiT chair -
? men, Bill Alien, John Walick, Doro
thy Smith, and Ramono Allen.
! Adult advisors assisted in each
1 group. Plans were made to carry out
projects in which the group as a
whoh? was most interested. On
Wednesday each group carried out
one project. Other projects will be
: worked out at later meetings of the
M. Y. F.
! The chapel was full for the
study course, "Our Protestant Be
lief," taught by Mr. Kelly Dixon.
The group expressed much interest
through lively discussions each ev
ening. Some of the young people
looked up the lives of great religi
ous leaders, and reported to the
class. A roll was kept, and recogni
tion will be given those with perfect
attendance,' or who attended four
(Cont'd on page eight >
Lions dob To Contact Broom Sale
To Aid Blind September 1. 2. 3
?Helping, th* blind to help them*
selves, perhaps the biggest program
of Lfons International, will be prac
tical In considerable degree by the
Kings Mountain Lions club ne*t
weekend, when the local organiza
tion conducts a broom sale In the
The brooms, manufactured by
blind persons at Guilford Industri
es for (he Blind at Greensboro, are
top grade and Will sell for $1-50. Of
the total, one dollar goes to the
manufacturing business, Vh lie fifty
cents Is retained by the Lions club
for use In Its blind aid program here.
Since its organization, the local
club base long history of sight con
? servatioa work. In addition to aiding
the totally blind, the club also pur
chases glasses for school children
with detective sight who would oth
i erwise not be able to get them.
? The sale It 4o be conducted next
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Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,
September X 2, 3.
According to 1. G. I>o rracon , chair
man of the project, the major p- ' if
the sales campaign will constat of
a house- to- hou?e canvass, with alt
member* of the Llona club taking
"We would like to Mil 1,00?
brooms here In King* Mountain,"
Mr. DarraGott aald. **nte program of
the Guilford Industries for the Blind
means the rehabilitation of blind
people who would otherwiae be a|
drain on society and of no use to
themselves. The brooms are of fin
The blind men and .Women em
iployed at the plant In Greensboro
I range from the totally blind to those
who can distinguish shapes but not
features. Workers are on a pipe
work basis and the average weekly
earnings is $25. .
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City, Park Grace Schools Begin
1949-50 Term On September 1st
I As Secretary
Directors of the Kings Mountain
I Merchants association, in special
j meeting Tuesday, named W. Faison
; Barnes, Kings Mountain lawyer as
I its executive secretary on a part
i time basis.
Mr. Barnes will succeed James B.
I Simpson, who has resigned effective
j September 1.
Announcement was made by Pres
j ident Harold Coggins.
According to the arrangement, Mr.
Barnes will have the full responsi
! bllities of secretary's position, Mr.
Coggins said. However, he in turn
will employ an office secretary to
i handle much of the credit reporting,
correspondence, and other office du ?
ities, with Mr. Barne9 handling the
association's administrative duties
and promotional program.
? ^Mr. Barnes, a native of Kings
Mountain, came here over a year
ago to practice law. He now serves
as Judg^ of city recorder's court and
i has been closely associated with ci
j vie programs of the Kings Mountain
I Junior Chamber of Commerce and
! the Kings Mountain Kiwanis club.
! Wednesday Picnic
The First Baptist church and Sun
day school will hold a picnic at
j Lake Montonia next Wednesday af
i ternoon, it was anounoed thj? week.
Plans call for serving of the pic
nic dinner to., but th* lafc?
jrwimming area will be open to the
picnickers from noon on, with life
guards to be on duty at all times.
The picnic committee will have
plenty of iced lemonade on hand,
it was announced, and special en
[ tertainmem is being arranged.
AH members of the church and
Sunday school are being asked to
contact prospective members and
guests and to invite them to attend.
| Members of Boy Scoui Troop 6
will .be in charge of parking and the
j Any memjier lacking conveyance
to the lake should notify Arnold
Kincaid, chairman of the transpor
tation committee, and arrangements
will be made for transportation.
Members of the committee on ar- !
| rangements include L. E. Abbott,
chairman, Mrs. W. M. Moorhead, W.
A. Williams, Mrs. <J. K. Willis and
, Jack Hul lender.
In case of rain, the picnic is to be
; held at the Woman's Club.
To Close Saturdays
Effective September 1. Kings
Mountain's Southern Railway sta
tion will be closed on Saturdays,
under >a new policy of operation
whereby the Southern and other
railroads throughout the nation a
dopt the five-day, 40-hour week.
The change means that all Sat
urday operations of the local depot
will be suspended, and that persons
leaving Kings Mountain by train
will have to. get on without tickets,
then pay the conductor.
The Southern 'Railway has asked
for the "cooperation and sympathe
tic understanding" of the public.
The announcement said that the
railroad* "necessarily agreed with
the non-operating railway labor un
ions to establish the shorter work
week to carry out the findings of an
Emergency Board 'appointed by
President Truman under the Na
tional Railway LatooT Act."
"This will require rhe closing on
Ssaurdsys and Sundays of many
freight stations and offices hereto
fore open to the public ? on the
Southern as well at on all other rail
route throughout the country ? so
that employee* generally may be
given two consecutive days off each
week. Under the settlement, the em
ployees will receive for five days'
work the equivalent of wages farm
erly paid for six days' work.
"As President Truman* ? Emergen
cy Board pointed out, tne shorter
work week is in keeping with the
increasing trend In industry, bank
Sg and business generally, but for
e railroad industry, Which must
keep the trains running day and
night every day in the week, it will
'create many difficult problems. 1
I Lions, Kiwoniam
To Mix On Diamond
Member! of the Kings Mountain
Klwanis and Lions clubs will play
a benefit Softball game at City i
Stadium Labor Day afternoon, it 1
was announced this week.
Other details concerning the
game ' were lacking, but In die a- I
tions were that one club or the I
other had challenged their ciric
minded brothers ol the opposite
banner to the diamond contest
and had added the epithet "you
bunch of old women."
Hugh Ballard, L. E. Abbott, and
Dr. J. P. Matut ey cms in charge of
the Klwanis team, and M. E. Stan
ton and Martin Harmon~tra*e been
named to field a Lions glub nine.
The game in to be a twi light
aledx. with action to begin at
Horse Show Plans
Majority ol details lor the Octo
ber 5th Lions-Kiwanis club horse
show were completed Wednesday
night at a dinner meeting of the
joint planning committee, held at
the Kings Mountain Country club.
The show will again be a one
day affair, with both afternoon and
evening performances. ,
Tentatively scheduled on the ;
prize list is flome SI .500 in ribbons
and cash prizes to winning e.xhl- j
The show this year Is expected to I
attract a record number of fine
horses from the Piedmont area of
North Carolina and Soufti Carolina,
l as well as others. The committee '
i discussed, and tentatively approved j
addition of a jumping class and j
jumping ?take to this year's event, :
first to be jointly sponsored by the
two Kings Mountain civic Hubs.
Met On Tuesday
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Around thirty members and gue^rti;
of The Mountaineer Club, Inc., met'
at City Hall Tuesday night.
The meeting was called by the
board of directors in order to report
to the club on activties and pro
i grams the club has underway. ? It
was held in conjunction with a
membership drive, with invitations
mailed to members and some 275
A sound movie of several of last
year's major college football games
was also a feature of the program.
Report was made by C. T. Carpen
ter, Jr., president, on the training
trip to Brevard college by the high
school football team. The directors
voted approval of the trip some time
ago. The trip cost the club $525 plus
gas bill for the school -bus, he said.
Cost per man per week for the 35 .
making the trip was $15, according
to the arrangement made by local
school officials with the Brevard col- 1
The board also voted to insure the
football pfayers for the minimum j
policy, which was $100 and insur- '
ance coverage for the 31 players
went into effect on August 15, date
practice began. The policy cost -the
club $100.75, with cost per player,
at $3.25. However the rate Jumped to
$4 per man after the move was ap- ?
proved and C, E. Warllck Insurance
Agency, local insurance firm hand- 1
ling the policy, made a donation of
(Cont'd on page eight)
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Schools Ready ,
To Start New >
Summer vacations for Kin?*
Mountain school children will end
next Wednesday, and school bells
will ring Thursday morning for the
beginning of the 1949-50 term M
Central, West, East, and Davidson
schools in the city system and at
Park Grace school in the county
Only an abbreviated session will
be held on opening day, and it will
begin at 8r40 a. m., with regular
classes at all schools to get under
way at 8:30 a. m. on Friday, Septem
Several minor changes will affect
patrons of West School, now under
extensive renovation and expansion.
"Due to the over-crowded condi
tions at West school, it was an
nounced by Superintendent . B. N.
Barnes, all out-of-distrlct first and
second grade children desiring en
rollment In the city school system
will be expected to enroll at either
Central or East school. Thiu applies
to children who would customarily
attend schools in the county system
but who want to attend a city dis
trict school. I
Also planned at West School, un
til the building program is comple
ted, is a shortened school day. R
was announced that all West schocri
children will be expected to eat
lunch at school, either at the school
cafeteria or by bringing their own
lunch. This Will enable the school
day to be completed more quickly, it
was pointed out, and enable the
workmen to speed the building pro
ft was announced that parent*
who wish to transfer their children
from one school district to another
should address a written requewt
to the school board.
Another major change this year
is addition of the eighth grpde at
East school for the firs', time. This
means that all children who comple
ted the seventh grade last year at
East school will return to the same
To enter school for the first time,
a child must be six years old on or
by October 2. A birth certificate will
be expected to establish the birth
date, it was announced. Childmn
entering school for the first time
should be vaccinated for whooping
cough, diphtheria and smallpox
Mr. Barnes reported improvements
at all schools in the city system,
with considerable improvements to
the Davidson colored school.
"With the exception of West school
now undergoing extensive moderni
zation," Mr. Barnes said, "all school
plants are in good condition and we
are hopeful that the teachers and
pupils will not experience too great
interference at' the West school
General teachers meeting for
white teachers will be held at Cen
tral school at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday,
August 31, while a teachers' meet
ing of the Davidson school faculty
will be held at the same time.
Park Grace teachers will. also meet
on Wednesday, but the hour has not
yet >ee*i set.
BOONE. ? Among the 90 stu
dents of Appalachian State Tea
chers College who were to receive
diplomas Thursday night, Aug.
25, was D. B Blalock, of King*
Over an hour's scrimmage session
-gainst the strong *Fayettevllle high
school football team was the order
of the day for the Kings Mountain
high school team at Brevard Wed
The team left in a downpour of
rain Sunday around 1:30 p. m. for
the five-day practice Jaunt at Bre
vard college, the trip being sponsor
ed by TJm? Mountaineer Club, Inc.,
Kings Mountain athletic boosters
. Every member of the group was
reported In good health and "happy
as a T.irk" about the trip according
to Dan Hufstetler, who journeyed to
Brevard Wednesday afternoon along
with E. E. Marlowe and son, Earl,
Carl Mauney and Snooks MoDaniel.
The training camp group la sta
tioned in barracks next to the ath
letic field and is eating at the ool
ege< cafeteria, where they are gft
High School Griddeis Getting Full
Week's Woik At Brevaid Camp
I ting plenty of good food to eat, Mr.
Hufstetler said. Everyone in the
group was reported to be in good
spirits and Coaches Shu Carlton and
| Don Parker were evidencing pioas
! ure over results of the training pco
I "We have all the players here all
: the time and the team is really
! buckling down (o the )ob of learning
1 football," one of the coaches was
j reported as saying.
I The first drill session, on Monday
morning, was held in the collegfc
gymnasium and beginning with ths
Monday afternoon workout the
| squad has been doing heavy work
on the field.
A skull session was held Monday
night and Wednesday afternoon's
scrimmage against the FayettevDle
eleven topped off plenty of hard
.work on both offense and defense.
(Cont'd on page eight) u