City Limits (1940 Ceojui) 6.S74
Immediate Trading Amj 1 5,000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL. 60 NO. 38,
Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday. September 23. 1949
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Bus Terminal Moved
To East King Street
The city fire department was
called into action to protect city
property Wednesday, when the
trash on the cky garbage truck
caught fire on the 'York road. Chief
Grady King reported the fire put
out with no damage resulting.
Chief Grady King and Fireman
?Glenn Grlgg, Floyd Thomburg
and Ted Gamble will leave Sun
day morning for New Orleans,
La., where they will aittend the an
nual convention of the Interna
tional Fire Chiefs association.
The group will return on Septem
Annual Rally Day will be held
at First Presbyterian church Sun
day school Sunday morning at
9:45, it was announced this week.
All members of the church and
.Sunday school are being urged to
Building permit was issued to
Gilbert Hunter on Monday for
construction of a new four-room
dwelling on West Parker street,
BLANTON RATES HIGH
Charles Blanton, son of Mr. and
Mrs, C. D. Blanton, and a firs^
year student ln tHe TTftTCtefSny m
North Carolina Pharmacy school,
was one of two members of the
freshman pharmacy class making
highest grades on the English
placement test. Blanton's grade on
the test resulted in his being ex
empted from enroling for the first
course off reshman English. An-.^,
nouncement was made by-Roweli
Lane, high school principal, after
notification from University offi
Test Friday At 8
Injuries hit the Kings Mountain
high school football camp this, week j
as the Mountaineers were undergo
ing final preparation for the home'
opener here Friday night against ;
Dallas high school. Game time is 8
p. m. in City Stadium.
Bryan Ware, first string block
ing back, and Jim Cobb, first string
wingback, were both out of action
in Wednesday drills. Ware was nur
sing a bad knee, is expected to be
Nftw bleachers purchased by the
city will not b* delivered in time
lor erection for the opening home
fame Friday night it was learn
ed Thursday morning. The dty
heard purchased the new seats for
use on the visitors (east) side of
the present stadium.
ready to go Friday. Cobb, who was j
hit in the head in scrimmage Tves- !
day and who suffered headaches
all day Wednesday, is on the doubt
ful list. He missed practice Wednes
Others on the ailing list include
-Jack Rhea, reserve wingback who!
was running in practice Wednesday
fivoring a knee, and Raymond Oo
fOrtn, reserve end who received a
cut over an eye ih Wednesday drills,
tAe wound requiring three stitches.
Don Flowem, first string end,
missed practice this week due to
the death of his father.
.-Getting back to the opener, Dal
its is expected to bring a strong
team here for the battle. Coached
by Bill C louse, former Lenoir- Rhyne
grldder, the Dallas high gang held
strong Stanley high to a 6 to 7 loss
last Friday. Some 55 boys reported
for the team when drills got under
way, according to reports.
Main items stressed by Coaches
Everette Carlton and Don Parker
ip drills this week were blocking
and tackling. "Our tackling was
weak in the opener against Hender
sonville. H our boys who hk the ball
carriers on the line of scrimmage
had downed the man we would have
really been in the ball gam4,"
Coach Carlton -.commented this
(Cont'd on page four)
Of State Body
The Kings Mountain Bus Termi- j
nal moved this week to East King
! Street, where it is occupying * the
building owned by Lindsay McMac
: kin and formerly operated as Royal
j Freeze Ice Cream.
This location will be the new j
home of the city bus terminal, pro
vided it Is approved by the North;
Carolina Utilities Commission.
Announcement concerning the
location change ? in the making for
the past several months ? was
.made by Jack Arnette, tjnamger of
j the local terminal.
Purol Company, owners of the
1 property at tl'e corner of King and :
Battleground formerly used as the
bus terminal, had asked the bus i
companies .to vacate "the property
t several months ago. The companies!
I asked for time to secure a location
and made efforts to obtain several
uptown locations, but no agreement
was ever reached between the prop
| erty owners and Que?n City Trail
ways and Atlantic Greyhound, the
two bus companies operating sched
ules through Kings Mountain.
Prol Company which wanted its
service station for exclusive service j
i station use, began re-modeling Mon- 1
day and the bus terminal was fore- j
ed to move a litle ahead of schedule, i
, Mr. Amete said.
Provided the E. King street loca-j
: tlon is aproved by the Utilities Com - 1
mission, it wilt be re- modeled to
| properly accommodate bus patrons,
I Mr. Arnette continued.
H"We feel this temporary site is
he BesT"lo?K?r WWlMtttteT Mr.
Arnette said, "though we would pre
jfer a location nearer the main bus
iness section. However, this location
is well served by city buses and
taxi cabs and also meets the needs
of the bus operators for proper en- j
trances and exits ana off-street j
parking for loading and unloading." j
Kings Mountain's two polio par
tients were reported improving
Dr. Paul E. Hendricks, attending
physician for both patients ? Mrs.
Patricia Pattetbon and Joe Herndon
? ?aid both were showing marked
improvement since they were first
Mrs. Patterson's quarantine period
will soon be ended, he said. He '
added that .Mr. Herndon's paraly
sis was not in too great degree.
Barnes Elected YDC
FaLson Barnes, prominent Kings
Mountain lawyer and president of
the Cleveland County Young Demo
cratic club, was elected chairman of
11th Congressional district Young
Democrats at the state convention
held in 'New Bern last weekend.
Mr. Barnes was among a number!
ot Cleveland county members at
tending the convention.
The Cleveland delegation support- '
ed Terry Sanford, successful candi- j
date for state president, and Gene I
Gordon, successful candidate for ria
tional committeeman, in the sever
al hot races for the offices. Sanford
is from Fayetteville, Gordon from
X-Roy Unit Td Be
At Margrace Mill
The Cleveland County mobile
E-Ray unit will be at Marfrao*
Mill for three day* next week, ac
cording to annoancMneat from the
county health daooortment.
The unit ?U1 be available for
free X-Rays a* Monday. Tuesday.
Future Kings Mountain ached,
October 12, 13, 14? rhenlx Mills.
October 20. 31 ? Mauney MUU.
November 712? Bonnie Mills.
Cltiiecs are urged to avail them
selves of the opportunity for free
METER RECEIPTS ?
A tfttal of $134.73 was collected
from parking meters Wednesday
according to a report from the of
fice of S. A. Grouse, city clerk.
Lions To Hear
Members of the Kings Mountain
Lions club will hear an address
Tuesday night by Joseph Graham,
of Iron Station, nimh division high
Mr. Graham has indicated that he
may make some important an
nouncements regarding the forth
coming .rural road building pro
gram, as it is ap-'^ii-y ?
plicable to the lo- *
The meeting will
begin at 7 o'clock '
meeting are Lewis J '?
B. Peck, division 'iJ;
highway engineer *ET\ W Jpf
of Shelby. W-ayne HPI
L. Ware, of Kings Mountain, and
Tom Cornwell, of Shelby, members
of the Cleveland County advisory
commission on rural roads. Mayor
J. E. Herndon and members of the
city board of commissioners. .
Prior to the Lions meeting, Com
missioner Graham will confer with
the city board on Joint highway mat
Commissioner Graham was ap
pointed to the highway commission
by Governor Scot* last spring. He
succeeded Max Watson, of Forest
City, as district commissioner, His
address here will be his first pub
lic appearance sLnce the state voted
to embark on a $200,000,000 rural
road building program. Prior to the
election, Commissioner Graham
spoke a<t a rally at Beth -Ware school.
Sidewalk On Cansler
The city began work this week
on construction of a sidewalk on
?the east side of Cansler street.
The sidewalk has been "staked" i
and a portion of the fill dumped
near Ctiildr^sjr street.
The project was first brought to!
the attention of the city board by
Commissioner Hudson Bridges, who I
said the sidewalk was badly needed
to accommodate children of the area
going to West school.
Also oompleted this week was a*
sidewalk on the east side of Battle- j
ground avenue from Ridge street to
Piedmont avenue, and previously
completed was a two-inch water line
extension on Waco road to the Put
nam home. The portion of the line ;
extending outside the city limits
was paid for by property owners.
Dr. C. Darby Fulton, who has been
delivering a series of sermons at
?First Presbyterian church this week,
will conclude the week's special se
ries wtth sermons Friday morning
at 10 o'clock, Friday evening at 7:30,
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock and
Sunday evening at 7:30
Large crowds have been hearing
Dr. Fulton, who is executive secre
tary of the church's Foreign Mis
In morning services on Wednes
day and Thursday,' Dr. Fulton has
been discussing world conditions
and missions, and he will continue
this discussion Friday morriing.
He is a former missionary to Ja
pan, and has visited Mexico, South
America and Africa.
GREENS BEING SOWN
Work on the grass greens at
Kings Mountain Country Club golf
course -neared completion this
week. Only one green remains to
be sown with grass, according to
1. H. PreMly, club professional.
Textile Outlook Best In Months ,
As Several Mills Hike Schedules
, - , !
J. G. Darracott announced this
week sale of Western Au!? Associ
ate Store to Haywood E. Lynch. The
sale was effective Tuesday, Septem
beT 20. ? ?
The consideration was not an
Mr. Lynch, well-known Kings
Mountain business man, is former
4owner of the Kings Mountain Her-,
aid. He was associated in the own
ership and management of Betty
Yam Mill and for the past several
months has operated a realty agen
Mr. Darracott has operated Wes
tern Auto Association Store here
since he opened it on October 3, 1938,
and ?thus has spent almost 11 years
as a Kings Mountain reail mer
chant. He has announced no bus
iness plans for the future, stating
that he expects to rest for several
months. He said he and Mrs. Dar
racott, who own a home in Crescent
Hill, do not expect to leave Kings
Mr. Darracott is an active member
of the Kings Mountain Merchants J
association and is a past-president
and director of the organization. |
In announcing the sale of the;
Western Auto Store, Mr. Darracott;
said, "I wish to state my sincere
appreciation to the people of Kings
Mountain for the courtesies they
have extended me during the 11
years I have operated a bu?iness'
here. Not only have they been re- 1
sponsible for the success of the bus- j
iness as an enterprise, but they have
been, responsible for a very pleasant i
11 years. I commend Mr. Lynch .to
our former friends and patrons and
wish him well in the operation of
Fair School Day
To Be On Friday
Tomorrow is Kings Mountain and
Shelby school day at the Cleveland
This means that tomorrow will be ?
a half-holiday for Kings Mountain
school children, with schools closing j
down at noon for the remainder of
Free entrance tickets to the fair
were already in the hands of school
officials Thursday and were to be
distributed to each student.
Of prime interest at the fair to
Kings Mountain students and clti
zens of the community generally
has been the prize-winning booth
"Extra -Curricular Life at Kings
Mountain High School." This dis
play took first prize in the school
exhibits competition. Another booth
attracting much local interest was
the display of model planes of Tom
my Baker, Kings Mountain interna
tional model plane1 champion.
large crowds are attending the
fair which continues through Satur
day night, with horse racing on the
Friday afternoon program and AAA
auto racing Saturday.
TO ATTEND MEETING
Mrs. t'aul Maiiney, chairman of
the Kings Mountain Symphony
Society and a member of the Nor
th Carolina Symphony board of
trustees, will attend a meeting of
tne board at the home of Dr. Ben
' jamin Swalin, conductor of the
symphony, in Chapel Hill Satur
ELECTEn MODERATOR ? JtoV. P.
O. Patrick. veteran pastor oi First
First Fresbyterlcni church, was elec- 1
ttd moderator of the Presbyterian
synod in session at Barium Springs
Federal Approval !
Parts one and three of the project i
construction application for the
Kings Mountain hospital have been i
approved by the United States Pub- 1
lie Health service, according to let - j
ter received by the hospital board of
trustees this week.
The federal approval followed ap
proval by the North Carolina Medi
cal Care association.
L. Arnold Klser, one of the three;
Number 4 township trustees on the
county board, said the board, which
met Wednesday night, felt this ap
proval wouid mean -that the Kings
Mountain project ? for a 24- bed
hospital unit ? would be ready for
bids in 30 days Actual advertising
for bids would then be started ac
cording to the ' stare "commission s
schedule for hospital construction.
The letter from the U S, Public
Health Service added that final ap
proval of the project is contingent
upon the subsequent submittal of
aLl required documents and approv
al of them
Mr. Kiser felt that this approval
would be obtained.
Horse Show Entry
Some thirty entrfes were reported j
up to Thursday in the sixth annual
Kings Mountain horse show and
many more expected to roll in be
fore the show gets underway on
Wednesday, October 5, according to
Jimmie Harris, chairman of the one
The show is being jointly sponsor
ed this year by the Kings Mountain
KiwanLs club and the Kings Moun
tain Lions club. For the past sever
al years the Lions club had spon
sored the event, on Labor I>ay.
Entries to date include many pre
vious performers and horses from <
many parts of the Carolinas. Out
standing new enrtry was that of
Wade Stepp Stables, of Winston
The show features two events, af
ternoon and evening, artd lists. 23
classes in the prize list with over
$1,500 m prizes, ribbons and tro
85 Local Students Off To School
Survey by the Herald this week
showed that 85 Kings Mountain stu
dents will be off-to-school this year
at colleges, Junior colleges, univer
sities, prep and finishing schools as
fall terms get underway.
For most class bells have already
Kings Mountain will be represen
ted at a total of at least 32 differ
ent schools, the survey sh<#wed in a
rough geographical circle with
most-distant points being New York,
Texas and Iowa.
A number of Kings Mountain stu
dents will be taking graduate work.
They Include Frances Summers, at
University of Texas, Emelyn Gilles
pie and James E. fferndon, Jr., at
University of North Carolina,. Earle
Myers, at University of Virginia,
Hoyle Whiteside and Bill Medlin,
continuing theological study at *h?
Lutheran Seminary, and James
Throneburg, Columbia University.
The Herald has made eeecy ef
fort to obtain a complete list of
Kings Mountain area students at
tending school away from home
this year bat recognirss the proba
bility of ammlsstons. The Herald
would appreciate information con
cerning any stadent omitted from
the group listed today.
University of Worth Carolina will
be most populated with Kings'
Mountain students, 12 students
electing to attend the institution *t
Following are the students attend
ing school away from Kings Moun
^an this year:
i N. C. STATE ? Johnny Kerns, Har
vey Bumgardner, Billy Throneburg,
C. E. Warllck, Jr., George Tolleson,
Bill Gantt, and G. L, MCDaniel, Jr.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CARO
LINA ? Herman Jackson, James
Hetndon, Jr., R. G. Plonk, Jr., Ed
Smith, Jr., Charles. Blanton, Emelyn
Gillespie, Malcolm Patterson, Nor
mat; McGill, Bob Beason, Iva Jean
Season, Jack Prince, and J. O. Plonk,
WOMAN'S COLLEGE, UNC, at
(Greensboro ? Peggy Arthur. Pau
line Mauney, Peggy Mauney, Nancy
(Cont'd on page four)
Full Work Week
The general outlook for textiles it*
Kings Mountain was more optimis
tic this week than it had been in
some 18 months.
Though several soft spots still ap
peared, many plants were running
?or starting to run ? on better sche- .
dules than at any time in recent
Principal good news of the week
was at Mauney Mills and Bonnie
Mills, which, W. K. Mauney said,
would operate on full-time basis.
Mr. Mauney said orders now on
hand should insure operation of
these plants for the next 16 weeks.
Craftspun Yarns, Inc., is opera
ting two full shifts and part of a
third shift, Superintendent G. C.
Kelly reported, while Mauney Hos
iery Company and Nelsler Mills,
Inc., are running some portions of
their plants on a six-day-per-week
Sadie Mills is operating a two
shift, five-day schedule, and ther*?
was optimism at other mills not yet
feeling the full brunt of the up
swing in textiles that the upward
trend would affect them before too
long a period.
There were still many rumors con
ceming the DuCourt Mills, Inc., but
best information attainable, by the .
Herald indicated that nothing is yet
definite concerning this plant. Ef
forts are being made to reorganize
this company, with the new compa
ny trying to obtain a loan from the
Reconstruction Finance Corporation.
As yet this loan has not been ap
proved. the Heraid learned this
Mrs. Mary B. Goforth, head of the
iocal Employment Security commis
sion office, said she expected a de- ?
cl'.ne in number. of job applicant
when end-of-month reports are com
piled next week
Final Rites Held
For H. H. Flowers
Funeral services were held. Tues
day afternoon at 4 o'clock at Bo>v?
Memorial A. R. P. church for Thorn
as Henry Flowers, 49. who died Mon
day afternoon at around 4 p. m. in
Shelby hospital following a heart
attack which he had suffered earli
er at his home.
Rev. W. L. Pressly, pastor of the
church, officiated and interment
was in Bethlehem cemetery.
He was the son of the late Am
brose H. Flower* and Barbara Smith
He is survived by his wife, the
former Miss Stella Beatty; a dau
ghter. Miss Clara Flowers, or Kings '
Mountain; four sons, Arthur, Law
rence, Marion and Donald Flowers,
of Kings Mountain; five brothers,
Robert Flowers of Kings Mountain,
George Flowers, of Roanoke, Va ,
and Grier, Gilbert, and Lloyd Walter
Flowers, all of Bessemer City; and
three sisters, Mrs. Steila Watts, Mis*
Florence- Flowers, and Mrs. Minn;e
Biackwood. all of Bessemer City
To Kid Gridders
-Uniforms were issued this week
to the four tearps of the grammar
grade athletic program league and
coaches had the squads hard at
work In preparation for the double
header ? bpener Saturday night, Oc
tober 1, in City Stadium.
The four 22-man teams have beerr
drilling several weeks and are ex
pected to be in good condition for
the opening games.
Uniforms consist of shoulder pads,
game shirts, pants, and helmets.
The youngsters will play w(th a Ju
nior* ootball, somewhat smaller
than the regulation bail.
Four Kings Mountain firms pur
chased uniforms for the league. The
Park -Grace nchool entry was outfit
ted by Neisler Mills; Central school
by Mauney Textile Interests, Inclu
ding Kings Mountain Manufactur
ing Company, Miuney, Sadie, Bon
nie and Mauney Hosiery Mills; East
school by Keeter's Department
Store; and West school by Victory
Most of the teamsare sporting
(Cont'd on page four)