Santa Claus Visit Ushers In 1949 Christmas Season Here
City Limits (1940 Census) 8.574
Immediate Trading Ana 15,000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL. 60 NO. 46
Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday, November 18. 1949
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Suavely Will Speak
At Lions Grid Party
M' ' fclOllp MEETING -
Regular meeting of the Kings
i Mountain Lions Club will be held
I Tuesday night at the Woman's
? Club at 7 o'clock. No special pro
l gr?m has. been argpged, it was, |
' i announced, with t?fc timeto ? fce
used to complete arrangements
'? tor the annual Lions club foot
?ball banquet. - . - " ' .
, SIDEWALK WORK
Work on the Cansler street side
walk has .been virtually complet
? ?d, it was announced this week
by City Engineer V. S. Evans.
Some gravel is yet to be poured,
but the main work is done, Mr.
Firemen were called out about
noon Thursday to Southeran Rail
way depot where a car loaded
with cotton bad caught fire.. Re
ports have been heard indicating
that only two bales were saved
as .firemen battled the blaze for
The City of Kings Mountain Is
: formally advertising for bids on
a new police radio unit 1n this
< -week^s edition of the Herald. The
tooarB of commissioners authorU
? -ed advertising for bids at its No
vember 9th meeting. Deadline for.
? filing of bids is noon, November
: 30, at the office of City Clerk S. A.
Book Fund Now
Additional contributions to the
Sacob S. Mauney Library Book Fund
totaling $332 were announced this
week by B. S. Neil], member of the
Additional contributions reported
raise the total in the annu^jmgir
for funds to purchase books for tfte
library to $689. The committee seeks
a total oM2,000, which, it points Mb
?Aould make <pofslble the purchase
40 f approximately 1,000 new books.
Donations reported this we&'W
?Mrdo^fr" . 'Til
A # r Stores SI ? i 00
<Jeorge Hord 2J00
B N. Barnes 1040;
Silas Freelove Black 200
arrts Funeral Home * '"540
Bennett Brick A Tile 1*40
I.G. Patterson 20.00
L. A. Riser 1040
Parte Yarn MH!? 25XJ0
'Community Imw "mertt
A Supply Go.;' 3.00
J C. Caveny ' 10.00
J. H. Thomson 1 0M
Elmer Lumber Company 25.00
King* Mountain Cotton Oil Co. 540
Plonk .Brothers 10.00
W. G. Grantham,
Victory Chevrolet 10.00
Warren Reynolds <g&Vv''540
Silver Villa 1540
8. T. Wright 240
W. M. Gai^tt *5 00
Yarbro Grocery 140
Amos A Sons 340
Weavers Dry Cleaners 2.00
Allen's Flowers 5,00
MoCarters Grocery ' 540
8. A T. Grocery 5.00
w??khim-v^ - '"?THTOMr ' ?40 '
Dixie Theatre Aloy Theatre , .1000
Herald JNfWisMng Hot V 1040
Belle's Department Store 2540
Crawford's Market mr
Ptilfer Hardware 240
Approximately 140 members of
Central ll?thodl<t Chun*. with their
pastor, Rev 57*. Brendan, visited
the Mot hod Lit Home For Th?* A?ert
in Charlotte Sunday aftemc
Bev. J. H. Brendal! conducted the
Vesper BONfifL Mitog Us talk on!
!'A 3ong In The *lgfctH Ae
To Be Feature i
Of JUmnal Event
f 'V'r . _____
Coach Carl Snavely, . of. tho North
Carolina Tar Heels, is expected to
speak at the annual Football ban
quet of the Kings Mountain Lions
club, according to announcement
this week by Hthon Ruth.
. Mr. Rqth said the*N?rth Carolina
coach had IndlcetM^ie teouM ac
cept the engagement for either De
cember IS or 16, and the club ex
pects to hold the banquet on the
night at the 16th at the high school
cafeteria, Mr. Ruth said.
The Football banquet, honoring
' '~w ?hofti football team, Is one
or tnc ? ..
club year and it is the pone? ?
club to bring a bis name coach here
for the banquet. Last year, Peahead
Walker, Wake Forest coach, did the
honors at the banquet, and in pre
vious years the club has heard
Beattie Feathers, of N. C. State, Rex
Enright, of Sbuth Carolina, and oth
er prominent coaches.
The -banquet will be held at. the
high school cafeteria and Mr. (Ruth
said it was hoped arrangements
could be worked out to accommo
date 290 persons.
'Further details are .to be announ
Coach Snavely took his North Car.
olina teams of 1648 and 1946 to the
Sugar Bowl at New Orleans. H* for
merly coached at Cornell and luck-.
lajvw - ? www
To Be Tkanday
The jet- model- poweted air show,
sponsored by the Kings Mountain
Junior Chamber of Commerce, to be
heM on Thanksgiving Day, Novem
ber 34, at City Stadtum Is expected
to attract *on?e ot the best
petftmers in the south according
to' Joe Hedden, chairman of the
Tommy Baker, of Kings Moun
tain, holder ot the fir* internation
al tftle, is scheduled to fly his plan
es and, Mr. Hedden said, most of
the contestants coming here are
coming to better his mark set at 'De
troit last summer. Baker will he
fightihg to better his own record in
A a an extra added attraction,
stunting- will he added to the two
gram but no prtee s will be awarded
in this division, Chairman Hedden
prtxes wrlll be awarded the first
Mw thWwn in the Jet racing di
Flying is scheduled to begin at
10 o'clock Thursday and continue
most of th? rest of the day.
Some 88 invitations were issued
to model flyem in North Carolina.
South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee,
Georgia, Washington, D. C., Ken
tucky, Florida and Mineapolis,
Tickets for the show may be pur.
chased from and Uaycee and at local
drug store* Price Is one dollar.
Parking meter receipts for the
week which ended Wednesday to
taled *147.67 according to a report
from the offioe of S. A. C rouse,
city clerk. .
To Make Debut
I Ernest and Miles Mauney, talent
ed Kings Mountain duo-pianists,
.will make their professional debut
1 in Atlanta- Monday night in a eon
cert at North Fulton high school
The Atlanta concert is being pre
sented under the auspices of the
North Fulton high school Music
"Club and Kiwanis club.
The twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. W. .
K. Mauney, who have been studying
, in New York sinoe their graduation '
from Oberlin Conservatory will be
here a short time Saturday before
going to Atlanta. On Sunday they
1 will give?*short recital over an At
Iirttatelevfoion station at $?$ \ r
| ' Following the Atlanta confeett.Sthe
j Mauney twins, as they are familiar
ly known here, are scheduled for
, two appearances in this area. They
j^re to play Mozarts "Concerto fori
i Two Pianos" in Charlotte on Novem. |
Tickets are m sol* at Kings
Mtastaia Drug CwpgiT for both
; th? Nmabti 29 Charlotte Spa
phwiT <Me?t <nt'?rinj the
! Mauney twins as artists.
and for the December 1 Gastonia
i concert ?f the Kings Mountain
duo -pianists. Tickets for the Char
lotte concert arm SSjOO tax Inclu
} ed. and for the Q? tenia concert.
S1JM tax inctuded (SO cents for stu
dents.) A number of individuals
also here tickets for the Gastonia
> concert Ther are Mr*. Aubrey
Mauney# Miss Bonnie Mcintosh. I
Ma. Voul Mauney. Mrs. James B.
Simpson and Mrs. H. C. Mayes.
j her 29, as guest artists with the
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Dr.
James Christian Pfohl conducting.
? Oa.tJu* ni?bt of December 1. the
Maunoy twins will^ey a full-fledg
ed ooswert at the Gastonia high
school auditorium,, under the spon
sorship of .the citizenship and edu
cation division of the Gastonia Wo
man's Club. r V~
The Charlotte concert will be held
at Piedmont Junior high school and
"udlt smk the second concert of the
?tason It* the Charlotte Symphony.
The Mauney twins have been
playtac together virtually all their
Una, and during their Jboirbood
foundtfta* not only for Jhfc piano
but for a variety of otfwr instru
ments, which they played in the
Kings "Mountain school, band. Er
nest plays bassoon, saxophone, bell
lyre and xylophone, and Miles plays
the oboe, clarinet and cornet.
For several summers they studi
ed under Arthur Newstead at the
Juilliard School of Music. They re
ceived their Bachelor of Music de
grees from Oberlin Conservatory of
Musk: in 1947. Since that time they
have been studying with Dr. leabel
Vengerva in New York.
i ? i
Fire which broke out at Weaver's
Cleaners about 10 o'clock last Sat
urday morning damaged a Consider
able amount of clothing, Manager
Fred Weaver said Monday. ?
Origin of the fire had not been de
termined, but it was thought a mat
ch left in a Jacket had Ignited while
in the tumbler. The fire was put out
without turning in a fine alarm.
_/ The loss was partially covered by
insurance. Mr. Weaver oak).
OH CHTJBCH BOARD
W. K. Mauney, of Kings Moun
tain, was elected a member of the
executive board of the Brother
hood of the United Lutheran Chur
ch of North Carolina at the 27th
annual convetnion of the church
group at Concord on Tuesday.
Holiday Next Week
Vines Mountain will join ft* na
don to observing Thanksgiving next
In addition to the customary hoii
day, turkel dinners, sad other ac-|
Mvtttas associated with the annual
ubssfranas. Kings Mountain lay
men, in cooperation with the Minis
ter's Association, will launch Church
Loyalty month, in which civic
groups and Individuals are Joining
in an effort Is Increase Ohttrch at
tendance and ftartidpatkm. The
Klwanls club is taking the lead In
Uie program, along with other
groups, and most churches an ma
king arrimgemsMs for special pro
r ' <?
Most churches are also planning
special Thanksgiving Day services.
St Matthew's Lutheran church will
hold a service at 10 o'clock Thanks
giving morning, and the Boyce Me
morial AHP church will hold its an
nual morning service at 8 o'clock, to
be followed by a breakfast which is
served by the Men of the Church.
Another local Thanksgiving Day
feature will t*.A ftadel Airplane
show at City Stadium, sponsored hyj
the Kings Mountain Junior Chamber
of Commerce and featuring Jet plans
competition. Trial runs gst under
way at 10 o'clock.
SjHlkt retail firms will dsse for the
Ms & at
City Board Declines
Bus Station Approval
Kings Mountain retail mer
chants will be open on a full six.
day per week schedule irom bow i
Wednesday afternoon was the
last hall -holiday of the season
until after Christmas.
Change in policy to lor the con
venience of Christmas shoppers.
The mevclumts *111 he closed ea
Thanksgiving Q?ry, however,
whtth it one oi the several tegular ,
hotl day* sbsqrret by the mer>
Choir To Give
A special Thanksgiving musical
program will be presented at 5 1
o'clock Sunday afternoon at Boyce j
Memorial ARP church, it was an
nounced this week. 1
The program will be under the di- 1
rection of Mrs. N. F. McGill, organist !
and choir director, and will include
three groups of anthems, with spec- j
lal solo work, and two organ-piano
duoes, with Mrs. McGill at the or- ;
jan and Mrs. Garrison Goforth . at
Mrs. McGill and Mrs. Goforth will 1 1
play Handel's "Largo," as a prelude, 1 1
and they will- also play Adams' *
The H0<y Cjty." i
The choir will sing the following
Handel's "Let Us Kneel Before the :
Lord," Mrs John Gamble so''-. 1st. '<
?Herbert's "O That Men Would <
Praise the Lord," Miss Mary Boyce 1
McGill, soloist. > 1
Adam's "liaise the Lord."
Uorenz "The Mercies of the Lord." ,
Emerson's "I Will Praise the Name
of the Lord," Mrs. M. A. Ware and i
W. P. Fulton, soloists.
Wilson's "Bless the Lord, O My
Soul," Mrs. Franklin Ware and B.
0. Ratterree, soloists.
Jorenz' "Praise Ye the Lord."
?Mann's "The 'Lord is My Shep
herd," Misses Bernlce Harrison and
Dorothy Fulton, soloists.
lyorenz' "God Be Merciful."
Ashford's "Praise Ye the Lord,"
Mrs. M. A. Ware and Mrs. W. L.
"O Give Thanks", Miss Mary Boy
ce McOill and Miss Jeanene Hall*
man, soloists. <
'Adams' "How Excellent Thy
Name," Mrs. (Ertle Powers, B. D.
Ratterree, and Mrs. W. L. Pressly,
Hert>ert's "Let Mount Zion Re
Joke," Mrs. W. L. Pressly and Miss
Mary Boyce McGill, soloists.
Following the choral benediction,
the choir will sing as apostlude,
Croft's "O God, Our Help in Ages
"ft e public is invited to attend the ?
Police Chief Reminds
Shooting, possessing or selling of
firecrackers is illegal, Chief cit Po
lice N. M. Farr reminded Kings
Mountain citizens this week
According to an act of the 194?
General Assembly, firecrackers are
strictly illegal throughout North
Carolina, Ch4ef Farr said.
Violation Is a misdemeanor and
is punishable by a fine not to ex
ceed $50 and? or a Jail sentence not
to exceed 30 days.
Mr. Farr sold some reports of vio
lations had already, come to his at
tention, and he hoped that It would
not be necessary to make any ar
rets on 'tlrscracker" charges. |
To Fgo? I fliylol
The Women of the Church organi
zation of St. Matthew's Lutheran'
church, will present Its annual
Thank -Offer Ins program on Sunday
evening at 7^36. , .
The program will be a playlet,
"More Than Money Can Buy," by
Lotus B. Hofman. Those taking port
in the playlet are: /antes Simpson,
Mrs. James Simpson, Miss loan Cav
eny, Charles Ledbotter, Jack Still,
and Rev. W. H. Stender.
Special music Will be furnished
by the Youth Choir.
Mil^ ? ' -V '
Too Fax Out"
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The city board of commissioners
has indicated It will not approve as
"satisfactory" the current bus sta
tion location on E. King street.
This was indicated at the regular
board meeting of November 9, and
re affirmed at a special meeting
the following night.
(Jack Arnette, manager 'of the local
station, had asked the city board lor :
a letter approving the location on;
East King street, which he said was1
necessary before the State Utiltities
commission would give its approval.!
At the November 9 meeting, the
city board, without acting definite
ly, indicated it would disapprove
the location as "too far from the
center of the city and therefore in- ;
convenient to many passengers." j
Several of the commissioners said
they had heard complaints on the!
new location. Mr. Arnette was noti
present at the regular meeting and
later asked that he be allowed to
present his case before the board.
Thus, a special meeting was called
by Mayor Pro Tern Hal Ward on j
Thursday night, November 10.
Mr. Arnette explained that efforts,
had been made for Several months
to obtain a location, &fter Puroli
Company, owner of the service sta- '
tion formerly used as a bus station
at the corner of Kings and flattie* j
ground, ordered the bus station
moved. Several months' efforts pxov. j
ed to no avail on several possible'
sites, Mr: Arnette told the board, and
the present site (formerly McMac
kin's Ice Cream) was taken as the
best available. He added that ap
proval of the site would give him a
go-ahead for renovating the premi- j
ses to make it more suitable as a
The board still declined to take
formal action, but the indication
was that approval would not be
granted. Commissioner Hudson
Bridges said he felt the bus com
panies which operate through Kings
Mountain should be forced to build
a suitable terminal at a site more
Mr. Arnette said yesterday he was
ready to "throw up his hands." Un
der the present arrangement, Mr.
Arnette merely is paid a percentage
of gross ticket sales from the Kings
Mountain station, and he, in turn,
must furnish the bus station site,;
personnel, etc. I
Building permits were Issued at
City Hail during the past week to
W. B. Logan, on Wednesday, for
construction of a shed, f7S; to
Walter Smith, on Tuesday, for
construction of a new four rpom
dwelling at 102 Wattetson street,
$2,000;- and to K. T. on Mon
day, for the construction of a new
five- room dwelling on Mauney
Ushers In Yule
Shopping Season :
Kings Mountain officially opened
its Christmas shopping season
A big parade featuring five band*,
five floats and in all a total of 19
units, was scheduled to weave
through the city Thursday after
noon, with Santa Claus the big fea
ture, as usual, ?
It was the annual official welcome
to Santa Claus and official opening
of the shooplng season staged by
Kings Mountain merchants, who
had been uniformly busy all week
decorating their stores in the Christ
maa mode and pnpacking specially
purch?sed merchandise for gift
Several stores were opening "Toy
land" In a big way, and most toy
dealer* reported the biggest stock In
history. Toy-makers have come for
ward with a great number of new
items this year, they report.
On Thursday morning, the city's
electrical department was comple
ting the Job of installing Christmas
street decorations, and Christmas
lights were to be turned on for the
Thursday evening parade.
Cold weather added to tt>e gener
al holiday air. Icy blasts dweloped
during the night to bring one of the
season's coldest "cold spells." The
day, however, was bright and sun
Merchants, generally, say they
are ready for the Christmas season
and have an excellent selection of
goods. They invite all shoppers to
avoid the last-minute ruch by doing
their shopping early, and they point
out that the earlier shoppers will get
better selections in all departments.
In Annual Meeting
Stockholders of the Kings Moun
tain Country Club, Inc., held their
annual meeting Tuesday night, ?t?
a turkey dinner, heard reports foe
the past year and elected directors
for the forthcoming year.
The new directors were to meet
Jointly with the out-going board
Thursday night to choose their offi
cers and otherwise organize.
Directors re elected were George
Houser, F. E. Powers, Tolly Shuford,
and M. A. Ware, and new directors
named were J. A. Neisler, W. K.
Mauney, (Jr., Howard Jackson, Fred
W. "Plonk, O. W. Myers, -Dr. Paul E.
Hendricks and W. S. Fulton, Jr.
The 12 named by acclamation,
following presentation of the nomi
nating committee report by B. S.
Weill. Other members of the nomi
nating committee were J. H. Thom
son and C. D. Blarvton.
George W. Mauney presided at
the meeting. ,
Reports given by George Houier,
secretary . treasurer, showed the
club had had a successful year's op
eration. He announced ttoat the ctak
property had been purchased from
the R. S. Plonk Estate, by executing
the option on the property.
Ertle Powers gave the report of
the grounds committee, which show.
(Cont'd on page eight)
High School In Homecoming Came
Fridays Former Players To Attend
Eight players are scheduled to
play for the last time for Kings
Mountain's Mountaineers when the
local high school eleven takes the
field 1n a homecoming battle aet tor
City Stadium FYiday night against
the strong Lincolnton Wolves. Kick
off time Is 7.-90 p. m.
Feature of the homecoming festiv
ities will lie recognition of the 1902
h ' ;h school team, first to play foot
ball for King* Mountain. Coinci
dently, the "First Mountaineers"
played Llncolnton In their first bat
tle, lost 13 to 0 these.
Majority of the 1IM nam players
are scheduled, t a be -on hand for the
occasion and invitations hrve been
mailed to most former football play
ers asking that they attend the
Lfncolriton held a Strang Hickory
high school team to a 14-6 win ai
Llnco!.#ton Tuesday night.
The players scheduled to play for
the last time tor Kings Mountain la.
elude Fullback Delvln Huftotetler,
Tailback Richard White. Left End
Bob Jackson, Center Curtis Wright,
GuaftJ Soger Md>aniel, Quarter
back Bryan Ware, Wlngback Sack
Rhea and Quarteifcack Bob Craw
v ??' ;???
White, who was unable to pUy
against Shelby last week, is expeefr >
ed to be back in the Mountalnssr
lineup but Guard Paul McGinn!*, _
Who suffered a broken nose on Oe-^
tober 28 in Mt Holly, is on tk^
Homecoming activities are sched
uled to get a send-off with a Mg
rT> rally at the gymnasium around
p. m. Friday, with aM former stu
dents and players invited to attend
along with the student body.
rally will be followed by a parade
downtown, with the band, the M?*
football tram squad, the gramMdr
grade football players in unifotda
and others, Including high schsot
club "stunts" in the line of marefe.
At City Stadium, sponsors for th?
eight seniors are to be presented at
7:20, followed by playing of the na
Half-time festivities are to begin
with recognition of the 1923 Man,
of all former high school playess
and of all father-son player combi
nations. Performances by the school
bands are scheduled to conclude tfes
After the game, open house has
been scheduled with all students*
(Cont'd on page eight)