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City Liigits (1940 Cen?u?) 6,574
Imirediate Trading Ana IS. 000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL. 60 NO. 44
Kings Mountain. N. C? Friday. November 4. 1949
PRICE FIVE CENTS
crrr board session 1
Members of the city board of
compnissioners will hold their reg
ular November meeting at City'
Hall next Wednesday afternoon
at 3:30. Thus far only routine bus
iness is listed on the agenda.
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1 11 ?! " ? ?
\ Regular Club Night will be ob
served Saturday night at the
Kings Mountain Country Club.
Dinner will .be" served at 8 o'clock.
Members are requested to make
reservations as eaTly as possible
Denver Gladden; son of 'Mr. and
Mrs. John Gladden, has been as
signed to a Pacific fleet tanker,
the USS Guadalupe. . The Kings
Mountain sailpr's address is:
Denver E. Gladden, USS Guade
2upe (A-32), FPO, San Francisco,
! "W. W. Wright, driving license
examinee with the state commis
sioner of motor vehicles, announc
ed this week change of schedule
ior his weekly stops in Kings
Mountain. Mr. Wright is now in
Kings Mountain at City Hall ev
ery Thursday, instead of Fridays
and Saturday mornings. "L & M"
drivers are warned that December
31 is the deadline for renewal of
drivers license and Mr. Wright
arged local citizens to drop by be
fore the December rush.
PRESBYTERIAN SERVICE ?
DK Cecil A. Thompson, profes
sor of evangelism and rural chur
ch at Columbia Theological Semi
nary, Decatur, Ga., will deliver the
morning sermon Sunday ?t First
Presbyterian church. Eade Ander ? '
son, for two summers assistant
pastor at the church and a senior
at the seminary, will teach the
Sunday School lesson at the Men's
Bible Class at 9:45, and will preach
at the evening worship service at
*7:30, according to announcement
by Rev. P. D. Patrick, the pastor.
' BUILDING PERMITS
Following building .permits
were issued at CJtty_Hall during'
the past week. On Thursday per
mit WM issued H. B. Herndon for
consUUOthw of a new four-room
dwelling on Monte Visto Drive,
?cost $2,000. On Monday permit
was Issued the Church of God for
-construction of a residence on
East Parker street, cost W.100, On
last Friday permit was issued
Veo Wingo for construction of a
garage at 504 West Ridge street,
A full WMk of apwdal programs
h*ve been scheduled at Central
school beginning Monday, as the lo
cal school participate* in National
On Monday, Rev. W. L. Pressly,
pastor of Boyce Memorial A'RP chur
eb will speak at the assembly pro
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< On Tuesday, the primary depart
ment will present a play on educa
tion under the direction of Mrs. W.
. S. Pulton, Jr.
On Wednesday, a citizenship play
wiH be given at 2:43 by the seventh
grade, followed at 3:15 by an open
house for parents of Students.
Thursday at 10:20 Mfcs Helen Lo
gan will direct a patriotic program
over the school's inter-communica
tion network, and on Friday, No
J vember 11, Otis t>. Green Post l?i
American Legion, will present the
ThsKi^ps Wsusttda Kiwanis
f Club bond of directors voted ?
Dedication Of Dixon
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Church To Be Sumiay
? Dixon Presbyterian churh will be
dedicated at special services Sun
day afternoon, leas than *tve mon
ths after the htfdtng ot the first ser
vice in this new ?arvotuary.
The Hev. Cecil A. Thompson, P. D.,
professor of evangelism and the ru
ral church of Columbia Theological
Seminary, Decatur, Ga., will deliver,
the dedicatory sermon at the servi
ces which will 'begin at 3:30.
Rev. P. D. tPatf ick, the pastor, also
announced that Eade Anderson,)
popular young sMiStant to him the.
past twb summers and now a senior i
at Columbia Seminary, will t~ke
part In the dedfcsaitory services. He
will give the invocation, read the
Scripture selection, and will be In j
charge of the corner-stone laying;
ceremonies to take place immediate
ly before the beginning of the ser- j
vices. Assisting in the cornerstone
laying wtH be Rev. Mr. Patrick, 0.
Q. Darracott, chairman of the build
ing committee, C. E. Neisler, Jr., re
presentative of First Presbyterian
church here, the mother church, on
the Dixon building committee, Mrs.
7. A. Stewart and Arthur Biltcliffe,
members of the building committee,
(Cont'd on page eight)
DuCourt Is Seeking
To Transfer Holdings
DvCvnit Mills, tee. la ? totter
to UMnnd cndltm thla wwk,
who OfMd tha lotto*.
that tho Bolbreok
cbuaotts corporation, weald bo
ablo to mumo operations as tho
plant which ha* been ldlo almoet
all of IMS. Bo ashed a totter from
creditor* crpprorlng tho transfer
fa time foe the next hearing on the
matter idndntod for Mooomhor
The Kings Mountain Lions club
will hold its regular meeting at
the Woman's Olub Tuesday night
at 7 o'clock. Program for the meet
ing haa not yet been announced.
Annual Library Book Fond Drive
Underway With Goal 01 S2J00
Solicitation committees were at
work this week on die annual book
fund drive for tile Jaoob S. Mauney
Memorial library, with the goal of
the campaign $2,000.
Directing the campaign la the M- J
brary committee, which includes W.
K. Mauney, chairman and upwwn
ting en tike board the donor family..
A. H Patterson. representing the dor
board at coroariastoneia. and B. 1
WefD, representing the achool board.
Mr. NeHl aaid Wednesday that ac
WUhSSa? did not* iSS^e
160 <? ation voted by the Elwanie
|Chrt> Monday night. The gtht were
Tirwt National Bank $50
Mr. Weill pointed out Chat all of
the money goes to purchase new
bootee fOr the lHwary. Average eoet
o t hooka la about 12-00 each, which
meana that the $2,000 aought would
enatrte the library to Increase Its
volumes by 1,000.
Hie following solicitation com
mittees haws been at work this |
Area -U L.
. . . B. Thomaon.
IndrnmW ? U Ainold Kbm, Joe
MMmHw wWh to make do
nations to the book fund afcoakl
convey the money to any member
of the library board or aolS^an
Coal Situation "Could Be Worse 99
Here ; Supply Is Being Rationed
To Give Bundles
Friday Evening !
. Kings Mountain church women !
win observe World Community Day j
Friday night at a special service at i
St. Matthew's Lutheran church, at I
which they will supply "pieces for
peace" to aid needy peoples of the
The special dedicatory service will
be held at 7:30, with a social hour to
follow at which light refreshments
wHl*be"-" served, * 'aecordirfg "to 'an
nouncement by the committee-in
charge, which includes Mrs. Harold
Crawford, Mrs. James B. Simpson.
Mrs. Paul Mauney and Mrs. Y. F.
Most church women's groups of
the community are participating in
?the effort to gather fabrics for ship
ment to needy peoples overseas.
Particularly desired are cotton,
woolen and print yard goods, which
should be packed in a cardboard 1
container 15 x 24 inches (to fit the
balers which pack the materials for
shipment) and wrapped in a yard I
and a half of -blue denim. Also de- j
sired are sewing tools, such as need- i
les, thread, tape, etc.
The "pieces for peace" drive is
being sponsored throughout the na
tion by the United Council pf Chur
New officers for the coming year;
weer elected by members of the 1
Kings Mountain Sportsmen's Wild
life Club at a fish fry heW at Lake;
Montonla picnic grounds Monday
Carl Wfeisened was elected pres
ident, succeeding Harry K Page.
Harold Hunnicutt was elected
vice-president, succeeding 7. D.
Eugene M. Goforth was elected
secretary -treasurer, - succeeding C.
T. Carpentre, Jr.
?' John Weaver was elected a direc
tor for three years, succeeding re
tiring director Hunter R. Neisler.
who has served as a director since
the club was organized on October
Main body at the chib at the time
of organization broke away from the
Cleveland County Wildlife Club at
Shelby, with the object of gaining
more members for the county in die
fight for separation of the Division
of Game and Fish from the Depart
ment of Conservation .and "Develop
ment. The battel rocked the state
at the 1947 state General Assembly
and the -bill favoring separation was
passed, authorizing formation of the
North Carolina Wild! Lie P*sources
Commission to :run the game and
Around 75 members and guests
attended the meeting Monday night.
C. C. (Shorty) Ed ens and Laney
Dettmar and a crew of Kings Moun
tain Scouts prepared the fish.
Before the supper. Chairman Bill
Osborne, of the nominating com
mittee, gave his group's report, nom
inations were opened from the floor
and the slate voted in unanimously.
President Harry Page presided.
Incoming President Weisener is a
native of New (Jersey and came here
from Tracy Cky, Tenn. 'He is a grad
uate of the School of Pharmacy of
the University of Tennessee and is
associated with Abbott Laborator
ies, distributors of drug producs: He
married the former Miss Nancy Su
ber, of Kings Mountain.
The remaining new officers arc
all well-known sportsmen of Kings
Girl Scoot Week
Girl Scouts and -leaders Of Kings
Mountain troops are Joining this
week in the annual observance of
Girt Scout week.
As a special feature of the obser- 1
vance Brownie Scout Troop 14 wHl j
?! breakfast Saturday morning In
window of Keeper's Department
On Sunday, the Troop 4 Girt
I scouts, Brownie iroop w? troop coin
mitteemen of each troop, and par
MMa of Girl Scouts and others are
to Observe Girl Scout Sunday by at
[tending services at the Lutheran
SHRINE BOWL COACH ? Emette
(Shu) Carlton. Kings Mountain high
school football coach, was named
yesterday as an assistant coach (orj
the North Carolina Shrine Bowl
toam for th? 13th annual high school
classic scheduled to be played in
Charlotte Memorial Stadium on De
Everette L. (Shu) Car ton, foot
ball coach of the Kings Mountain
high school team for tne past two
seasons, and former Lenoir-RKyne
football player,, was named to the,
North Carolina Shrine Bowl coach
ing staff yesterday.
Heading the Tar Heei coaching ,
staff for the 13th annual grid classic
which pits the best of the two states'
high school players in the Charlotte
gams on December 3 is Tony Si- (
meon, High Point high mentor, with
Leo Morgan, of New Bern high, list
ed as the other assistant coach. -
The announcement was made In
ChMlotte yesterday (Thursday) toy,
R. H. (Pasco) Get tie, director of the
Shrine Bowl's athletic division.
The Tar Heel coaching staff will
be an M?ll North State, confsrnce"
group, ' Simeon a.-flrmet-lftgh *ttint
Cortege* star and Morgan a Catawba
College football team oaptaln of the
1941 championship eleven. Simeon
ooaches in Class AA ranks and Carl
ton and Morgan in Class A loops.
Coach Carlton, a former All-Sou
thern high school player at Lexing
ton under Tom Young, now head
man of .the strong Western Carolina
Teachers College foot!>*U t??am, in
1938. He came here from Winston
Salem after graduation from Lenoir.
Rhyne In 1947, is married and has
one child, a girl born in September.
He entered Duke university 1n (
1941, earned freshman numerals
that fall and a varsity football let
ter in 1943 as a member of the Ma
rine V-12 unit at Duke. After 37
months df duty in the Marlr'e corps, 1
many monrtis in the South Paplfic
area, Carlton was discharged with
Hie rank of first lieutenant.
Carlton entered Lenoir-Rhyne in
1946 and played In the Bears* back
field that fall, switching so guard to
co-captain the Lenoir-Rhyne team
Mr. Morgan is in his third year
at New Bern high. Jimmy Dickey,
Kings Mountain native and former
Catawba College star, is line coach
As Winter Hits
With the majority of the nation's
miners out on strike and with win
ter arriving with November on
Tuesday, Kings Mountain coal us
ers looked to their supplies this
week an<J tried to conserve them as
much as possible.
The situation was not as bad here
as it might have been. Dealet;
Claude Hambright reported he had
received six cars of non-union-min
ed ooal at prerhium prices which he
is selling at $18 per ton, about five
dollars above the customary. market
price. Some is expected next week,
too, he added, and it will most pror
bably be higher, he added. He was
rationing orders at a ton per custo
"Buying this non-union coal is
just like bidding at a cow auction."
Mr. Hambright said.
Dealer Ted Weir could not be con
tacted at press time Thursday, but
an employee said their supply wa*
down to 100- pound bags
Meantime, the news reports on
the strike deadlock between John L.
Lewis' Mine Union and the coal op
erators was somewhat more favora
ble, following a break in the steel
strike situation. But there was no
assurance as to when the strike
would end. .
Santa Claus has a definite date to
appear In Kings Mountain on No
vember 17, ori the occasion of the
Kings Mountain Merchant# associa
tion's annual Christmas opening
celebration, it was announced yes
terday by Faison Barnes, associa
Mr. Barnes reported that plans are
shaping for a large Christmas open
ing parade on the afternoon of the
UTtfi, featuring a large number of
bands, five floats, and other Inter
Lincolnton h*gh school and Gas
tonla high, school have already ac
cepted invitations to appear in the
parade, along wHih the Kings -
Mountain band, and more are ex
Mr. Barnes said that funds are
being raised among associatior*-,
xnemebrs for the project, and inclu
ded among the expenditures thi:*-?
year will be purchase of permanerrt -
type Hluminated lamp-post decora
tions for the business area.
J He also reminded that, following
the Christmas opening, merchants
?will suspend the Wednesday half
holiday. The last half -holiday wilfr-.
! be on November 16
Chalmers L. Miller, Cleveland
county veterans service officer, is
sued a reminder to veterans this
week that be is at the City Hall in
Kings Mountain on Tuesday
mornings and Thursday after -
' noons. At other times he may be
1 found at his office In the county
! courthouse in Shelby.
Youth And Bail Veteran Team Up
To Avert Probable Train Wreck
The keen eye of a young high i
school boy and quick action toy aj
veteran of 47 years service in rail* |
roading averted ? possible serious
train wreck *t the Atchdale toss
ing near here on Sunday afternoon.
The .boy Is William Waddell, stu
dent at Oover high sohool, and the
railway veteran is H. A. Harris, now
afBpifxi v vr xsSwusw
'Young Wadd<rH, crossing the
track headed tor Atchdale Farms,
noticed a piece of broken rail about
2:45 and Immediately reported it to ,
Mr. Harris, at the dairy office.
Typical of a man who had spent
many yea cs wfch railroads, Mr. Har- 1
ris was aware that No. 34 north- !
bound had not yet pit- rt and was
overdue, and was futtfeer ***** that
?mailer : <~.tions were eland over the
weekend. He called immediately to
Operator Wilson at Union Steftkm, I
Spartanburg, to notify hkn at the
brdwn rail, and leaned that No.
34, a fast paasengei train, should'
have passed Gaffney, S. C.
Mr. Harris jumped into his car,
and sped down Highway 29 for a
mile or more, stopped, and ran to
the side of the railroad. In a few
seconds, he said, No. 34 rounded
the bend. He subsequently flagged
the train, using only his pocket
handkerchief. The engineer stopped
and continued at slow speed until
reaching the Archdafe crossing, Ex
amining the track, he decided to
"ease over," and made it without
de railment, but at the same timo
tils tran broke out another five In
ches of the rail.
The Spartanburg Station was a
gatn notified and northbound*-fcrafr
fie was delayed at OeenvUlAvnti*
the track was repaired by mt sec
tion foreman and his crew.iroc Jofe
was completed about 7:45 p. m.
Young Waddell Is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ben Waddell and Ms fat.
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