City Limits (1940 Census) 6.574.
Immediato Trading Aim 15,000
v (1945 Ration Board Figursa)
VOL.61 NO. 4
Kings Mountain. N. C.
Traub Mickler, owner of Wal
ter* Flowers, has cloved his bus
iness here and returned to Ta
vares, Fla., to re-enter t'-o fern
growing ibutriness, it was learn
ed this week. Mr. Mickler pur
chased the local florist busi
ness from C. H. Walter snarly In
E. F. Hayes, Kings Mountain
native, Was elected last week
to the presidency of the Char
leston, S. C., Central Labor Un
< ion. Mr. Hayes Is business man
ager of the Electrical Workers
union with headquarters at
GOING TO JAPAN
Mrs. Hark H. Williams, the
former Miss Pauline Ballard,
left Thursday for San Francisco,
Calif., where she will sail for ?
Tachikawa, Japan," to join her
husband, Staff -Sergertt " Wil
liams, now stationed there with
LEGION SQUARE DANCE
Regular Friday night square*
dance of Otis D? Green Post 155,
American Legitm, wtti be held
at the Legion Building Friday
night, beginning at 8 o'clock,
with Hamrfck's String Band
furnishing the music. The pub
lic is invited to attend.
legion pish pry
A fish supper will be served
menofbers and prospective mem.
bets of- Otis D. Green Post 155,
American Legion, at (he Legion
Building off York Road Satur- -
day night from 6:30 to 9 o'clock
according to announcement this
week by Commander Paul
Mauney. ?'???< ? .1
POND DRIVE DATE
Date for the fond drive for
the Fi?t Baptist church educa
plans for building of the $40,000
addition to the educational
building. The Herald Is glad to
correct this inadvertent error.
Bequests Accepted %
For Tourney Ducats
Reserved seat tickets for the
Western division junior college
basketball tournament, to be held
at Central gymnasium February
16-0.7-18, are expected to be ready
for sale at an early date but, due
to the fact than many tans have
already been inquiring about the
ducats, the committee has decid
ed to take reservations now in on
der to better accommodate per
sons wishing to purchase reserv
David Neill, chairman of the
group, made the announcement
and urged citizens wishing tick
ets to contact him or Charles
Reserved tickets far (he 8
games of <he tourney are priced
st five ddlJars, he ssid. Around
100 sests are toeing reserved.
The tourney is tosfag sponsored
by the Mountaineer Club, Inc. .
The tournament , will pit the
eight top team* of the 10 -team
Western Junior college conferen
ce, with the' lour front-runners to
participate in the state tourney to
b* field in Shelby Vtabrnsry 23
<M- 95. Ashevllle . Silt-more, Gard
ner - Webb, Lees-Mc&ae, and
Belmont '' Abbey are currently
leading the loop as the teams get
into second round plsy.
"Some of the reserved tickets
have slready been spoken tor
and ws hope this new arrange
ment will 'better accommodate
persons wishing to purchase re
served tickets. Mr. Nelsler and I
will be harppy to take reserva
tions for seats until the tksksfts
are printed," Mr. Weill stated.
Franklin Pethel, minister of
music ?t 9t Msttofw's Lutheran
church, has been named by local
choir directors as temporary
chairman and director of fMe
Choral Society to be organize.: st
a meeting Thursday, February 2,
at 7 AO o'clock In Hie auditorium
of the Flrwt Baptist chforflv.
At the meeting officers for the
Bociety will be e looted, and re
hearsal will begin for the canta
ta. "Eastertide"' toy Protheroe.
Bveryone interested in choral
work Is Invited to be present at
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McCarter Girl Leaves Saturday i
Goal Of $1,000 Almost Assured
HEBE SUNDAY ? ' Elrin BJom
g tad. Internationally known Nor
wegian teaor/wlll present a con
cert ol sacred music at First Bap
tist church Sunday erenlng at
7:30. according to announcement
by the pastor. Her. L. C. Ptnnlx.
Pplntlng out many details of
abuses and waste In federal gov
ernment as shown toy the Hoover
Commission, in .its report on gov
ernmental re-onranlzation, W.
Falson Barnes, K.. gs Mountain
attorney, urged members of the
Lions club Tuesday night to Join
in the "Operation Economy" pro
ject now underway over the na
tion. - ? v ?
The "Operation Economy" pro
ject is toeing sponsored toy the
United "States Junior Chamber of
Commerce, which seeks resolu
tions to Congressmen supporting
! adoption of ^he Hoover commis
| sion recommendation, and person
tntn in* mri
Mr.' Barnes, in addressing the
Lions, pointed out that the Hoo
ver Commission was a bi-partisan
committee of six Democrats and
six Republicans appointed toy
President Truman. The members
elected Former President Hoover
Following two years' work by
some 350 .persons, the commission
made its report, recommending to
the Congress 288 specific propos
als for the reorganization of the
government, Mr. Barnes said. A
doptlon of the proposals, Br. Barn
es said, would, result in saving.}
the federal government some
three toillkm dollars annually
with no curtailment of any pres
ent federal services.
Mr. Barnes listed several spe
cific examples of governmental
waste brought out toy the report.
Major ones included: ?
(1) At the end of the war the
army was supposed to have had
25,000 tanfcs, tout only 16,000 could
toe accounted for. Cost of each
tank was $350,000;
(2) The government built 910
five-room frame houses in Alaska
at a cost to the taxpayers of $58,
000 per house, and 8CS in Guam
at $48,000 per house.
(3) Many federal agencies
over-lap in functions, services
and advice. One fanner had re
ported .shelving conflicting ad
vice on fertilization from five dif
ferent federal agencies. .
(4) Postctffice department inef
ficiencies mean that amount of.
a quarter's deficit is not known
for sift* months thereafter, and
it oosts His postoCAce department
?Mo and one-feaif cents for each
one-cent .postal card mailed.
(5) Civil service department
needs re -vamping, with more at
tention to screening for employ,
ment and putting pay scale* on
an squitatole basis.
ation, which, if su^-_
save her life. ,
The nine-yeaf-old Beth-Ware
school student may win or losei
in her gamble to live, but if she |
loses it will not be the fault of
Kings Mountain citizens.
While the $1,000 sought to pro- I
vide the life-saving operation is 1
Slightly short, the goal Ls "in I
sight," with a total of $935.97
having been contributed in the
space of seven days - to assure
funds for theoperation. j
The donations have come from
the poor and the well-to-do, from
church groups, civic groups, and
other. The donations have rang
ed in size from 19 cents to $156.
Topical of the general attitude
W*s the statement of *ne lady,
who remarked, "I don't have
much, but I have children and 3
know what sickness is. I want to
give a dollar." '
Another mother brought her
three-year-old boy along.
"Tell the man what you want,"
she told the child.
"Want* help the little girl," the
boy stammered. Sinoe she had
told him about the case, his mo
ther resported, the three-year-old
lad had been muchly worried."
? * *
Hughes .Cloth^ Company,
open Friday morning at 9 o'clock
tinder its new management and
owner* hip. y
The Kings Mountain haber
datfiery was sold on January 19
to Clyae K. Hughes, of Union, S.
C? owner of Hughes Clothing
Company in that city.
The firm is offering special
bargains on its re-opening this
weekend, in an effort ,to clear its
stock for the arrival of new spring
merchandise which has already
been purchased, Mr. Hughes said.
Mr. Hughes, a veteran of World
War II, has been associated in
the clothing business for 15 years.
He is active in civic affairs In Un
ion, and currently serves as sec
retary - treasurer of the Union
Community Chest, t he Union
Merchants association and treas
urer of the Union Elk's club. He
is a Mason and Shriner and a
"?wist. He was chosen as reel pi -
m will fe*iu...
the firm would offer to*->,_
f, nationally- advertised prod
' UBKABT STOHT HOUB
Regular weekly story hour
for children from grade* one
through eight will be held at
Jacob S. Mauney Memorial Li
brary Friday at 4 o'clock. Mrs.
W. B. Shnpeon and Mrs. Frank
Hoyle will serve as story-tell- ,
era and co -hostesses. Last FVi
dsy'e attendance reached the I
over flow point, and this week
arrangements have been made
to entertain two groups, it was '
Crawford Is Elected President
Ot Merchants Group For 'Sfl-'Sl
t I| I i' . u nlA ? - . V ? s
v.. en*ii*> 1 axing 100 ?
Wilson Crawford, prominent
King* Mountain tfro<cer and bus
iness man, has Men elected pw*
Ident of the King* Mwntaln Mcr l
chants association for 1900-51, ac
cording to rssuHa of balloting a
mong association member*. I
Announcement was made by
W. t-aison Barnes, aasociation
T. W. Grayeon was elected vice
president, and new director* e
lected tot a two -year term art
C. D. Blanton, Charles Spearman,
Drace M. Pooler, Amos F. Dean,
and Charlea E. Warlfek. \
Mr. Crawford la * former di
rector in the association and la
partner in Crawford's Market.
The new officers will be instal
led at (he annual banquet of the
association to be held next mon
th. llr.Crwwford wtiT
Kay McCarter Fund f
HONOR ROLL f
Polly Page $140 '
Laura Pag* SI. 00
Browni* Troop 32. Firtt
Pros by tori an S240
Lola Beatty S1B0 u.
Evelyn BumgaTdner SI. 00 u
T. E. Bumgardner SI. 00 ,
S. R. Subor $540 .sn
Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Elam *5.00 "
Mary Jane Van Dyke S1.00 '
Howard Jenkins SI. 00 r
Ed Hartsoe S .50
M. W. Leigh and Family $3.00 01
Mrs. J. E. Dover Sl.00 i
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. ?
Mauney SI 0.00 s
Mrs. Elma Stewart SSJO d
A Friend S240
A Friend , $540 r
O. H. Bollinger $240
Andrew Petrosino $140 a
Patrick Murphy SZ50 e
Miss Pinkie Randall $1040
Preebytertan Sunday r<
School $3040 11
A Friend $5.00 ic
. Lepoe Ware ? . ? <?ILOO
Bethlehem Baptist ~
Baptist Church $27.75
Civilian Relief Fund $2540
Sunday School $10040
O. T. Haves $2540
Carlos L. Young, Shelby $540
Grace Neisler Page B0$0
Warren Reynolds MUM
Alex Owens ' $2040
Mrs. Arthur Allen $2.50
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Holder.
G4totonia.fr. C. $1040
D. D. McCarter.
SI. ^Clover $2540
Brenda * Soger Dixon S .19
Mrs. Fred Finger $140
Mr. and Mrs. Hood
ARP Church $5040
John C. Owens $10040
Neisler MiUs $1441
Mrs. C. E. Neisler $10040
Miss Bonnie Mcintosh $140
Miss Junita Warren $140
A Friend $2540
A Friend $240
M. L. Harmon $140
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
? Lucian C. Pinnix, Pastor
9:45 a. m. Sunday school.
11:00 a. m. Morning worship.
5:30 p. m. Youth choir.
6:15 p. m. Trailing Union.
7:30 p. m. Evening worship.
7:00 p. m. Prayer meeting.
8:00 p. m. Choir rehearsal.
P. D. Patrick, Pastor
Sundays? ? .
9:45 a. m. Sunday school.
Harry Page, Supt.
11:00 a. m. Morning Worship.
Sermon: "The Supreme Love
and Supreme Challenge." ?
3:00 p. m. Sunday school and
church at Dixon, J. G. Darracott,
6:30 p. m. Youth Fellowship.
Monday- ? ? '
7:00 p m. Boy Scouts, Troop I.
3:30 p. m. Brownie Scouts.
6.30 p. m. Girl Scouts, Troop 12
7:00 p. m. Family night supper.
3:30 p. m. Junior choir practice.
BOYCE MEMORIAL ARP
Piedmont Ave. and King Street
j William L. Pressly, Minister
Sabbath school 10 a. m.
Lewis Hovis, Supt.
Classes for all ages.
Morning service 11 a. m.
Vesper service 5 p. m.
Special music by the choir a
Young Peoples Meeting 6 p. m
Cub Scouts Wednesday 5 p. m
Prayer and Praise service 7;3C
Choir practice at 8.
. Coige and worship with us. ' ?
Eleven cases were heard In
regular weekly session of City
Recorders court held at City Hall
Monday afternoon and the case
against Wilbur Glenn Perkins,
which was continued at the Jan
uary 16th session, was dismissed.
. Perkins *vaa charged with
"nrtmlhg to n" #*n '*? wftrant
In "H!?Cfeffl7j>e5ped Info
room occupied by a woman."
Highlighted case of the Mon
day session was the one against
Conley Newton Allman, 42, of
route on*, which was dismissed
Allman was charged with dri
ving drunk and was arrested a
round 11:20 a. m. January 14 on
"highway 29" according to court
records. Witnesses listed on the
docket included Officers J. D.
Andrews and G. K. Camp of the
police department and Deputies
P. A, Hawkins and P. R. Sanders
of the Sheriff's department.
It was reported that the city
policemen gave chase to Mr. All
man but did not catch him until
they got outside the city limits.
They then called in the deputies
to make the arrest it was under
(Cont'd on page twelve)
Race For Sheriff Is Already Hot;
Cline Running, Logan Announces
? 5.V ' ' * . ?.
of flmlaad Coonlf
ahsrift Sheriff of tho
M T*w< h? did not i
Regular meting o< Otis. D.
Green Boot 155, American Le
gion, wtll bf held Tueoday
night at 7:30 at The Legion
Building o? York Bood.
Mr. and Mrs. ftafcert WhM*
have purchased the J*ck
Day residence In Creacent HU1
to Haywood E. Lyn
Politics in that voter's favorite,
the county sheriffs race, speed
ed up considerably Thursday
with announcement by Former
Sheriff Raymond Cline that he
would again seek that office.
Mr. Cline's announcement fol
lowed by two day* announce
ment by Incumbent Hugh A. Lo
gan, Jr., that he would week re
election. Thus, with the filing
deadline almost three month* a
way the Democratic primary
sheriffs race la already a three
man affair, featuring, in addi
tion,' Former Deputy Heywood
Another development in the
sheriffs race was announcement
toy Hal Ward that he would not
he a candidate for sheriff. Mr.
Ward sald he "could not run from
a business standpoint." He said
his ???* ?nd feed business herd
keeps nuil "too tied down" to
make the race.
Other political announcements
thus far (all for the several De
mocrat to nominations) include:
_FotJ lei* of court. Incumbent
Everett A, Hoyser, Jr.
For Recorder, Reuben Elam.
Otherwise, the scene was still
auket in Kings Mountain. Ollle
arris, virtually a sure candi
date for re -election as county
coroner, has made no official an
nouncements, and Falson Barnes,
toying with the possibility of
running for county solicitor efr
tor the North Carolina House of
Rf?[>re*entatlves also told the Her
old he was not yet ready to make
any announcements. Th-> rumor
mill Indicated, however, that tf
Mr. Barnes runs, he /Will likely
make the race for the house seat.
Some talk was going the' rounds
on a county commissioner can
didate from this sector of the
Ha mi being prominently men
(Cont'd on page twelve)
SEEKS RE-ELECTION - Hu^h A
Logos. Jim <Minmnrad this wwk
he would b* a candidate to sac
ctid UbmU tor tba office of Cle
??land County she*Mi.
TttWn COKES ROME"
On Sunday night, January 29
at 7:30 o'clock, the Luther Lear
guesof St. Matthew's Lutheran
church will sponsor a motion
picture entitled '*enjl Comes
Home' as a special feature of
their missionary day prograta.
Thia<picture deals with the bat
tle of Christian \ulwions, und
er-named and under financed,
.?'ImfcWr mm* outpoit flC'dP"'
mocracy. Timely to the hth de
fida, mlktOMjmklAm in bold
etrokes the dark hut challeng
ing picture of the struggle be
tween democratic Christianity
and Cammuniam tor the youth
of poot-war J "Hie offering
received at thla service wftl be
uaed on tba 194?50
Minion <pra0oot of the LtMMt
Life Given Permission To
PRICE FIVE CEKT9
Citizens Have Four
Days To List Taxes
Kings Mountain and Number
4 Township citizens bare lour
day? le't In which to list lor
Tax books close at 5 p. m.
Tuesday and all citisens who
hare not listed are reminded
that penalties apply on Wed- !
Both tax list takers ? Bright
Ratterree, lor No. 4 and Clar
ence Carpenter lot the City ol
Kings Mountain ? will be at |
the courtroom at City Hall irom
8:30 a. m. until 5 o'clock daily.
Majority of taoc listings have
been made but a large number
of last ? minute listings la an- !
ticipated by the list taken.
All persons axe required by
law to list property, both per
sonal and real, and males be
tween the ages of 21-50 are re
quired to list for poll tax. Far
mers are also required to make
a farm report to Charlie Ware,
report taker, who will also be
at City Hall.
? ? -r - ? - Pii. ' - ' I
To Teach Here
Stan Czetwertlnski, Charlotte
bridge expert, will conduct a se
ries of bridge lessons at the Kings
Mountain Country Club, with the
first lesson to be given next Wed
nesday afternoon at 1:30.
Announcement of the series
was made this week by Jack Ar
nette, chairman of the club's so
The lessons will continue for
several consecutive Wednesday
afternoons, according to announ
cement from the committee. Ef
Jert fc*s fceen -made to avoid con
flict wtth meetings of other sche
duled clubs and organizations.
Mr. Czertwertinskl, now an A
merican citizen, is a former Pol
ish prince. He is widely known In
bridge circles as a touranment
player and instructor. He con
ducts a class in Charlotte regu
larly and has participated In
bridge instruction and lessons
at Blowing Rock, Plnehurst, and
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Grayson
moved this week into the home
they recently purchased from
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Gofth- j
th, Jr., at the corner of W. Gold,
.and Cansler streets. ..Mr, and.
Mrs. Goforth are living tempor
arily with Mr. Goforth's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A.
May Be Begun
On February 15
Possibility of final settlement
of the matter of DuCourt Mills,
Inc., bankrupt, by the middle of
April wa., indicated last Friday,
according to actions at a meeting
of creditors of the company in
The information was contained
in a letter to Kings Mountain
Lawyer J. R. Davis, from his re
presentative Lyeth and Voorhees,
New York law firm.
There are still some "it's" In
the matter, but, according -to the
letter, Referee Loewentha!, at the
January 20 meeting, gave permis
sion for Pilot Life Insurance,
holder of first mortgage against
DuCourt, to comence foreclosure
proceedings on February 15.
However, Pilot agreed that the
foreclosure sale would hot be
held-eeartieeethan April 15; ?
It was aiso agreed, Mr. Davis
said he was informed, that If no
feasible plan were forthcoming
by February 15, 1950, DuCourt
would submit to adjudication and
that a trustee's sale of the mill
and village would be held on
March 25, 1950, the upset price
to be $350,000.
There was some question as to
tile meaning of the term "upset
price," but it was the opinion of
Mr. Davis, and of R. Marion
Ross, oi Charlotte, referee in
bankruptcy In this district, that
the term means price at which
the biding for the DuCourt prop
erties will start. Mr. Ross opined
that a sizeable offer for the prop
erties might already have been
made and that Referee Loewen
thai thought that $350,000 would
be the proper starting told.
Mr, Davis said he was inform
ed that the debtor (DuCourt) ob
jected at the creditor's meeting
that not all the DuCourt proper
ties is subject to the first mort
gage held by Pilot Life. It was
then agreed that eight percent of
the upset price would be allocat
ed to the free and plear assets,
such as the superintendent's
house, supplies and certain
looms not subject to mortgage.
The referee set Friday as the
new date fur an adjourned meet
ing of creditors' in event the
debtor had a new plan to present
to creditors, but it was the New
Yom firm's opinion t hat this
meeting would not be held, Mr.
Davis stated. The referee is to be
away from New York in Febru
ary, and an adjourned meeting
has been set for March 3, it was
In addition to the. first mort
gage, there is a large second
mortgage. Also outstanding a
gainst the bankrupt firm are lar
ge county and city tax bills (ag
gregating upwards of $30,000), as
well as numerous accounts from
Involve Ten Cars
Some 10 vehicles wereinvolved
in. minor accidents In Kings
Mountain on Wednesday accord
ing to poHoe records, with one ac
cident involving four cars.
No one was reported Injured in
any of the wrecks.
Officers J. D. Andrews and G.
K. Camp had a busy day of it
Wednesday, catching the three
In the fbut-CSr collision, which
happened around 10:45 a. m. near
the intersection cif East King and
(Cont'd on page twelve)
The GWrl Scout Town Council
celebrated its first birthday on
Tuesday evening, 8 p. m. at Cen
tral Methodist churCh. The speak
er for the occasion was Miss
Miss Morse is a member of the
field .staff of the national - Girt
Scout organization. Her major re
sponsibility is the development of
Scouting for girls living in rural
areas, as part of the national pol
icy of making the Girl Scout pro
gram available to all girls. She
works closely with otfxer organi
zations interested in rural life,
many of wtalch are now sponsor
ing Girl Scout troop*. >:
A graduate of Western Reserve
-University, Cleveland, Ohio, Mis*
Morse has been assocated with,
the 6irl Soout movement in a
number of capacities. Beginning
as a camp director and executive
of a local Girl Scout council she
has served as a regional director
and camping adviser. In the lat
ter office, she became one of the
recognized authortfes on camp
An organ prelude was present
ed by Franklin P<?t,hel.
A program welcoming Miss
Morse was planned by Girl Scout
Troops and their leaders.
The Color guards entered from
central aisle placing their Amer
ican flags an<} troop flags at the '
front of the sanctuary.
Several hundred Brownies and
Girl Scouts entered through the
door of the Golden Trefoil in a
setting of pines. The girls sang a
greeting to Miss Morse as they
formed a tremendous horseshoe
?encircling the entire sanctuiifry.
Miss Morse and, Miss FunUer
burke responded with t'he Girl
Scout Hello song.
A bouquet of yellow rosea was
presented Miss Morse by two
Brownies and two Girl Soout re
presentatives. They were Brown
ies Judy Cooper, Doris Parker,
Scouts Kathryn Ware and Peggy
The group repeated the Girl
Scout promise and sang taps. As
taps were echoed by the organ
the girls filed out the Golden Tre
foil Door. a
Rev. J. H. Brendall offered 4
(Mrs. Luther Cansler presented
Miss Edna Rankin, President of
Girl Soout Pioneer Area, who lx>
turn iptroduoed Miss France?
Morse, speaker of the evening.
IS*? Morse congratulated
IClngs Mountain upon the gromr
th of rhe Girl Scout organization
and the Scouts for their splendid
(Cont'd on page twelve) , "
Polio Goiter Expected To Sink j
final Pott Here Friday At 4 pjn.
Arrival time Friday afternoon
Of Galther McComha, goU pro at
Shebby's Country Club, at the 18th
hole ? the manhole at the Corn
er of Railroad and Mountain
Street here between Victory Chev
rolet Company and the toy Thea
tre ? i? expected to be arourid
ff? al a stum to ralae funds for
the March of Dimes. Mr. Mc
Combs is driving a golf ball over
a 12-mile cross country oourae
from Shelby, beginning at 10 a.
'A large crowd la expected to be
on hand here to Me MoCombe
sink the final putt.
Special oollection points have
been designated in Kin#* Moun
tain, db well as In Shelby, in or
der that peroens may guesa the
nuiriber of stroke* McCombs will
require In covering the marathon
Meantime, Kings Mountain's
drive was going very well, with
slightly more than one-fifth of
the city's $5,000 quota listed as
"cash-in-hand," and with reports
from several other soliciting com
mit fees expected to swell the to
W. K. Mauney, Jr., chairman of
the fund campaign here, said
Thursday hp hoped to clean up
the campaign by noon Monday,
and he asked all soliciting groups
to report their totals srf. ; v ; urn
in funds to him or Treasure 1. C,
McKinney by that deadline.
[ "We oan ill afford to fall down
on our quota, nor do we expect
to," Mr. Mauney pointed oat.
"While UMldenoe of polio in Nor
th Carolina during 1949 was not
heavy, greet expetuHteres are
still being made to rehabilitate
the many victim* ot infantile pa.
ralasltf during the 1MB epidemic."