City Limits (1940 Census) 6.574.
Immediate Trading Area 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL. 61 NO. 5
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Kings Mountain. N.C.. Friday. February 3. 1950
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
BUILDING PERMITS ?
Building permits were issued
during the iast week to War
ten Reynolds, on Tuesday, for
ijflMtstruction o f two -four room ,
houses on Second street, cost
84,000, and to E. T. Pibtt, on
^ast Friday, for a supply house
on Miauney avenue, cost $200.
The First Presbyteriin church
will have as its guest Sunday,
Mr. John Reagan of Columbia
JTheotoKlfiaUfcmiflftiy ? .BecaXur, .
Ga. Mr. Reagan will speak at
' the Sunday School assembly
period, the Youth Fellowship at
6:00 and at the evei ing wor
ship service at 7:30 p. m.
Regular monthly Club Night
will.be held - at the Kings
Mountain Country Club Sa
day night. Dinner will be serv
ed at 8 o'clock, with dancing
and ?bridge to follow, according *
to announcement by Bruce Mc
Daniel, chairraarrot the ar
LEGION FEED ' ' ~
Post 135, American Legion, will
hold a- Cried chicken supper at
the Legion Building off York
Road Saturday night, "begin -
?'.'??Wll be 75 ccnts per person. '?
' IN HOSPITAL ' ?
Mias Irene Allen, bookkeeper
at Beik's, is a pattern at Char
lotte Memorial hospital where
?lie Is undergoing observation
and eyamtpatteii far a ipine
ailment She entered the hospl
GRACE M. S. CHUBCH SERVICE
Boyce Huftatetler, pre-minis
terial student at WeCBord Col
lege, will deliver tike message
ju Sunday Evening services at
Grace Methodist church Sun
9K Fink. ?
Unless there's some extra dig
ging ihto Che pockets, ICljIgs
Mountain will fall shy lot its
$5,000 quota for the March of
Dimes, .V . K ,\l.i u - .I. , . a lir
Mild '] i i ? n i ?
Mr, Mauney Said about 93,500
was In hand, and he estimated
another 9700 "in sight," tedlea
ting a final total of ^soirte #ly30Q.
Numerous reports are sttU to be
.received, Mrf Mauney said, In
cluding some business gifts, some
industrial gifts, and some indus
trial employees gifts.
He asked that all campaign
?ffaMoHoitf - rfiWMlM <J- their wqmfm
quickly as possible and turn in
-the funds to t. C, McKinney at the
First National Sank. Mr. McKin
ney is treasurer of the fund.
Last Friday's golfing stunt for
gH-iund proved quKe Interesting,
with Gaither MoCombs, Shelby
goif pro, iii
- 1 r Ng cross
country golf tour from Shelby to
Kings Hountaln required 147
?t rotors. Of seven persons who
correctly guessed the scote, four
man of the polifefuff Miipaign
were from King* Mountain, They
were Bruee McDanlel? Joe A.
Nnisier, CoMn Huffstetler, and
Dr. P. G. Padgett.
I *hone Exchange Personnel
Uninformed on Walkout Plans
TO SING HEBE ? Richard Max
welL above. nationally kqown
radio ilagn and philosopher, will
appear in person in a special
' ? motfiain for the Veterans
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A former Kings Mountain man
was shot in the back and killed
in Greenville, S. C., Wednesday
Robert Thomas Gregg, 24, an
overseas veteran of World War
II, died around 8r30 a. m. Wed
nesday upon arrival at a Green
ville hospital, according to Depu
ty T. L. Eidgeway.
Annie Ruth Cobb, 33, of Gieen
?ne, is brfing held under ?L^O
bond after admitting that ah
had shot Gregg during a "spat
and after he had thrown pur*. of j
a atoveat her, the officer eald. The '
incident' took place around 8:15
a. m. the officer said. ? 1
She admitted also she had been
lWing with Gregg for the last two
years and that they had not 'been
getting akmg very well- for, the I
last year because of his Jealousy 1
at her husband and other men.
She said that she and her hus
band had not been divorced.
. The Aootlng reportedly took '
place in the bedroom of a house
owned toy the woman. They had ,
been "arguing all night" she was
quoted as saying.
The woman admitted owning ,
the gun and stated that Gregg
had threatned her with the wea
pon before. He had slept with the
gun under his pillow the night
before the shooting, she said.
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The victim's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Dewey C. Gregg, moved to
BAackSburg, S. C, about a month
ago, it was learned.
u., 5 Manageri
Ovaries f. Thomasson, 'Jr., weTl
know Kinge Mountain man, has,
been named manager of Hughes
Clothing Company, according to
announcement this week by
Clyde K. Hughes, of Union, S. C.,
ownei of the haberdashery.
Th* fu A fc:tnet\y Sk.ui.?ier's
Mens Si.~p, was recently pur
chased by Mr. Hughs*.
Mr. Thomasson served as a
salesman with the Saundars firm
for the past several monlhM.
The son of Mrs. C. F. Thomas
son and the late Mr. Thomasson,
he formerly operated Thomas
son's BuikSens Supply and former
ly was a salesman tot an Atlan
ta paint concern. He attended
[Oak Ridge MHMary Institute and
the Uniiverwity of Florida. "
I ri , ?'Frf? tM,
His is a menooet at the Kings
'Ouxtaln Uons Ciub, the Junior
tamber at Commerce, and the
tost Presbyterian church. He la
director of the Kings Mountain
Building * Loan association, a
member of the city zoning com
mission, and a past director of the
Kings Mountain Merchants asso
Union In Dark
Just what the picture will be
at the local Southern Bell tele
phone exchange* should a Walk
out call 'be Issued as threatened
for Monday morning, could hot be
leaf r.ed -by- the- lie: al J-j csierAo*.
Spokesmen for tooth manage
ment and unlpn of the Kings
'Mountain exchange professed
lack of knowledge concerning the
possible pattern, should a walk
out toe called. .
Mrs. Robert MteDaniel, manager
of the Kings Mountain office,
said she had received no inform
ation whatsoever concerning the
possible strike and what service,
If any, the exchange would be
able to give if the walkout Is
called. In the 194T7 walkout, su
pervisory employees maintained
emergency service during s.he
A local member of the union
estimated that about 50 percent
of the personnel of the Kings
Mountain exchange belongs to
the union. Local members are af
filiated with the Gadtonla local.
She said no word had been re
ceived as to strike policy.
I. P. Mouney Home
Robbed January 25
Gaston county sheriff's depart
ment reported a robbery at the
home of Dr. J. P. Mauney on Jan
uary 25th? / v....
Thieves made away with some
$350 worth of antique jewelry
according to Detective Mike A.
Jones, of the Gaston office. He
stated that the act occurred be
tween 3 and 4 p. m. on Uat WoO*
The home is located In Gaston
county, Juat outside the Kings
Mountain city limits. :
Detective Jones had no devel
opments to report on the case.
WITH STEHCHTS ? Charles A.
Goforth, Jr. well-known Kings
Mountain man. has joined the
?alM staff of Sterchi's. H? was
was formerly associated with
Dellinger's Jewel Shop,
Charl^sr Ar Goforth* Jr., well
known Kings Mountain man, has
Joined the salee staff of Sterchi's
according to announcement this
week iby JC. C. McCiain, manager.
Mr. Goforth, for the past three
years, has been a salesman at
Dellinger's Jewel Shop. He was
formerly associated briefly with
Sterchi's when the firm operated
a Jewelry department
?Mr. Goforth la the ?on of Mr.
and Mrs. Char lew A. Goforth, Sr.
He Is a navy veteran of World
War ft. & member of Central
Methodiat jctiurch and a director
"We are happy to announce
Mr. Goforth** addition to our
furniture sa** ata ft," Mr. Me
CI* in, said, "and M> announce
that he is again associated with
MeCutol Child Was To Undergo
Mutton Thursday At S K m
.Kay McCarte*, nine-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kelly
McCarter, was to undergo her
operation for correction of a se
rious heart ailment, at Children's
Hospital, Boston, Mass., at eight
o'clock Thursday morning.
No word had -been received here
at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
The child was provided the op
eration ? which required remov
ing of a section of the aorta, lar?
ge artery supplying blood to the
lower exjtremetiea of the body ?
through the generosity of Rings
Mountain citizens who have con
tributed more Chan 91,100 to as
sure her a chanoe to live. Dr. Be
bent S. Gross, noted surgeon, yas
to perform the operation.
Another Interesting feature of
the community effort to help
save the child's life was arrange
ments through the Kings Moun
tain Bed Gross chapter for the
supplying ol blood for transfus
ions. Alter learning that the child
would prdbahly require large
quantities of blood, local Bed
Cross officials made arrange
menu for the transfer of blood
from the looal area bank to the
Boston bank, Mrs. J. N. Gamble
Both M*. and Mi?. McCarter are
in Boston awaiting the outcome
of the operation.
Prior to leaving lor Boston, the
parents asked the Herald "to
thank the people of Kings Ho un -
tain for tbetr generosity."
"We are unable to express our
appredatton," Mrs. MoCarter said.
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Legion Post Votes i
fil Junior Bfinhnll
r i it' v'"vj II ''
MamkW!* of Oti? D. Onsen, Post
195, Ametiean Legion, voted to
continue the Junior baseball pro
gram at a meeting of the organ*
ration held at the building on
Bast Gold street Tuesday night
John Gladden, membership
committee head, announced that
the club has MS members sign
ed for this year, an Increase over
Net year's total.
Here On Monday
Funeral rites for Mrs. Lizzie I
Wells Hambright, 84, who died i
Sunday morning at 10:35 at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. B. O.
Weaver, were held Monday aft
ernoon at 3 o'clock f rdm_ ? First
Baptist church, with burial fol
lowing in Mountain Rest ceme
The funeral rites were conduc
ted by 'Rev. L. C. Pinnix, Rev.
Ralph Farar, of Clover, S. C? and
Rev. ^ohn W. Suttle, of Shelby.
Mrs. Hambright had been se
riously ill for the past several
jxy\rxh<*..aad,4io': d* ? ' h rv^v
Mrs. Hambright has lived in
Kings Mountain for the greater
part of her life, though she was
& citizen of Clover for some 30
years. She was the daughter of
the late A. V. and Lucy Ann Wells
and the widow of George Freder
ick Hambright, organizer and
Mst president of the First Na
tional Bank of Clover, S. C. At the
time of her death, Mrs. Ham
bright held a directorship in the
bank of which her son, is now
president. She was a native of
Cleveland county and was a
member of the Clover Baptist
Surviving are eight children.
They include Mrs. Weaver, Mrs.
H. V. Herndon and Mrs. C. C.
Whisnant, all of Kings Mountain,
Mrs. R. L. Barber, Greenville, S.
C., Mrs. E. D. Howser, Charlotte,
Mrs. Steve C. Griffith, Newberry,
S. C., and Mrs. A. N Si'ford and
James D. Hambright, both of Clo
Five sisters survive, Mrs. B. G
Barber, Mrs. S. S. Weir, Mrs. B. G.
Logan, and Mrs. W. G. Hughes,
ail of Kings Mountain, Mrs. An
drew McOarter, of Clover.
. Also surviving are 21 grand -
children and 12 great-grandchil
Prior to the funeral rite*, the
body lay In state at the church
for a hall-hour.
Active pallbearer* were Nev
ete Hughes, Conrad Hughes, W.
T. Weir, Dan Welle, Ben Weita
and Marlon Logan.
Home B. & L
8m) Good Year
Stockholders of the Home
Building * Loan association met
In annual meeting at City Hall
January 26, heard reports on a
prosperous 1940 and re-elected
directors for the coming year.
Report presented by A- H. Pat
terson, secretary -treasurer, show
ed the association had toads 146
loans during 1949 totaling $266,
838.51, Including 88 far the con
struction of nev,' homes, 31 for
the purchase of homes, and 27
toi other pttrpo sea
Mr. Patterson reported an
crease in total assets of about
$80,000, and an Increase in mort
gage loans of afcout 800,000 for
a nine percent Increase. He re
ported that the association holds
a total of 458 mortgage loans,
and that 17,000 had been added
during iftie year to the reserve ac
mMm.hmau included: AMffepft
of shareholders totaled 1282, in
cluding 117 Negro shareholders,
and the >? otMstlon paid a total
ef *23443.23 in dividend to
shareholders (at the rate of three
percent) during 1948. Stock held
by Shareholders on December 31,
1049, totaled 1823,516.02.
Mr. Patterson sailed attention
In his report to the deaths during
the year of J. B. Thoiuasson, char
ter member and long-time officer
of the association, and of 2. P.
Crarrford, who had sertjif .1#
many years on the hoard of di
Direotoes le-eisclerf included,
In addition to Mr. Patterson, Dr.
J. B. Anthony, G. A. Bridges, J. H.
Thomson, I. G. Patterson. L L.
Alexander, J B. Mauney, 1. S.
Harris , Abbott Head)
Red Cross Fund Drive
Quota Not Yet
Foi I. B. Sell
o'clock at Central Methodic
church, with the pastor, Ret. J.
H. Buendall, officiating, assisted
by Rev. Kelly Dixon. Burial will
be in Beammer City Memorial
Mr. Sell, who lived on Grover
Road, suffered a stroke of paraly
sis Sunday. "Prios -to thai time he
had been in apparent vood heal
th. He was a mason and con
He was the son of the late
Aaron and Sarah Wacaster Self.
Surviving are his Wife, Mrs.
Annie Black fl?lfr a
Ollie Harris and L. E. Abbott
.will sprve as co-chairmen of the j
(1950 Red Cross Fund Drive in
Kings Mountain, it was announc- I
ed this week. , j
The annual, fund campaign
will begin oft March 1.
Quota for the Kings Mountain
drive has not yet been received,
Mr. Harris said, pending informa
tion from area headquarters.
Plans for the annual fund drive
were formulated Tuesday night
at a meeting of Red Cross direc
Committee chairmen already
named include: Sam Stalling^,
industrial division; business so
licitations, Dr. Nathan H. Reed,
and Dr. D. F. Hord; house-to
house solicitations, Mrs. Mary B.
Goforth; publicity, Haywood E.
Lynch; rura) fib*' Ward.
Still to be announced are chair
men of the several rural commu
nities in Mr. Ward's division.
The co-chairmen, local Red
Cros9 officials and several com
mittee members are planning to
go to Charlotfe Friday to attend
a regional meeting of Red Cross j
Further facts concerning the I
campaign, the quota and other de
tails are to be announced in the |
TO MANAGE FIRM? Dan Huff
stetler, above, announced this
week plans for opening of a
new furniture store hetc. The
new firm will be Known at
Batrd Furniture and will be
managed by Mr. HuffsfetJer.
Firm To Open
Kings Mountain will have ano.
ther retail furniture store within
the near future, according to an
nouncement this week by Dan
Huffstetler, partner and mana
ger of the new firm': ,
?The name of thecompany will
be Balrd Furniture and It will be
located in the new Morrison
building just being completed
at the corner of Gold and Chero
Partners In the new firm will be
VtmA Baird..4Ukatta?er of KM'
[Furniture Company, of Shelby,
end Mr. Huffstetler.
According to Mr. Huffstetler, a
large amount of purchases have
Already been made and they ex
pect to ope a by February 10.
Both Mr. Balrd and Mr. Huff
stetler were formerly associated
with Sterchi's, Mr. Balrd having
managed the Shelby store for a
number of years, and Mr Huff
stetler having ibeen a salesman !
with Sterchi's here for almost]
Mr. Huffstetler Is a member
iber of Ma
and a i
f, of the
a young artist who married the
former Vivian Prince of Kings
Mountain, is also to have a
double page spread of political
cartoons in the spring Issue of
"Tarnation," another college
To Hold Careei Day
Career Day will be held
Mountain high school
with some 16
Ifi as many different
be on hand to gtve
practical advice on
they might someday
of the program,
day a/fair and with
of the high school
, w aa made by Mfaw
lunt, chairman ar
LjNfcjJjifr, Cvwr '.WM
At aaid that each atu
have his ohoiw of hear
'distnaarions in three vo
catlonai nut Oroup sessions
will be held following a chapel
program at 8:45 a. no and in an
.... at I
designated students will
two- minute talks summa
IV discussions on voca
the discussion groups
Jaw, Faiaon Barnes,
state vocational teMtlle school at
Belmont; dairy farming, H, P.
Dixon, manager of Archdale
Jpns; dentistry, Dr. D. F. Hord,
King: Mountain dentist; phogra
Wgjf Tlmm Hord, Shelby and
Kings Mountain photographer;
watchmaking, T. W. Grayson,
Kings Mountain Jeweler; busi
ness secretary, Mls? Lillian Self,
of Shelby's National Business
College; medical secretary, Dean
Paul H. 'McEwen and Miss Mary
Beth -HuM, of Leee-Mdtae col - !
lege, Banner Elk; radio techni
cian, Luther Canaior, Kings
Mountain, and electrical engi
neering, Charles Bryant, Sr., Gas
"Up addition, a representative of
Eastern Airlines will discuss
commercial aviation, representa
tive of the Charlotte Observer
Will talk on various phases of
newspaperlng, and service re
cruiting sergeants Will discuss
the vocational careens avatlgWp
in the army, navy and marina
In addition to Miss Hum, the
arrangements committee for the
program Includes Miss Helen
Logan and a aurriber of students
Tor 50-Bed Unit
Work on the construction of
Kings Mountain's 50- bed, 24
room hospital began Tuesday. ?
Crosland Construction Compa
o(Mieral contractors (or the
on the scents Thursday, plus
eral truc^ts, busy with the job of
shaping up the site for actual
si " operations
land, of Columbia; head ol iuv
contracting firm, and Caroll P.
Reid, construction superintendent"
of the Kings Mountain Job.
Mr. Crosland estimated the
building of the Kings Mountain
hospital wou|d require about six
^unds for the hospital are be
ing provided Jointly by the ooun
ty,- state and federal govern
ments. County funds were voted
some three years ago in a speci
al hospital (bond issue, which
provided $160,000 for a hospital
here and $240,000 for improve
ments to the county hospital at
The construction of the hospi
tal provides for -building of a 25
car parking area in front of the
iJtHldIng, in addition to parking
areas for hospital personnel and
W. K. Mauney, member of the
county hpspital board of trus
tees, is treasurer of the Kings
The building will 'be of modern
construction and architectures,
as designed by WaMer W. Hook
and Associates of Charlotte.
The hospital site on West King
street adjoins Blackmer & Com
pany, ?he Kings Mountain Ooun
try Club and R. S. Plonk estate
Clark Hutten4er, TO, wore no.
Saturday afternoon At 4 o'clock
at 'Flat Presbyterian church, in
terment following in the Hullen
der family cemetery off Cherry
Mrs Hullender was found dead
in bed last Friday morning about
9 o'clock. Death, which had oc
? -w?d about three hours earlier,
" *- ? heart attack.
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Final rites for Dilltard B. Law
son, 49, who died in a Shelby hos
pital Wednesday afternoon after
a month's illness, were held
Thursday afternoon at* 4 o'clo^c
at the Church of God.
Rev. Frank PetruceiU, pastor,
was in charge of the services artdr
Interment was in Mountain Rest
Survivors include his wife, Mrs.
Ada Phillips Lawson; the fodlow
Ing children, PhliHp, Bobby, Bil
ly, Harvey, Johnny, Tommy, Bes
sie, and David, all of Kings
Mountain, and Mrs. Beulah O
wena of High Point; three sisters,
Mrs. Woodrow Haweli and Mi*.
James Sinclsk of n ion, S. C? and
Mrs. Ross Potest of Woo6wtcy, Vs.
and one brother, Benton Lswson- *
Of Converse, S. C.
Merchants Buuu? I
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