Cttf Limits (1940 Census) 6,574.
Immediate Trading Area 1 5,800
(1945 Ration Board Figures) v
VOL.61 MO. 6 ~ -"'.V Sixty-First Year
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
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METE i< RECEIPTS
Parking meter receipts for the
week of operations which end
ed at noon Wednesday totaled
$15724 according to a report by
City Cleifc S. A. Crouse.
Rev. W. H. Stender, pastor of
St, Matthew's Lutheran chur
ch, attended this week Che
Knubel-MlHer Foundations lec
tures at Salisbury.
Building permit was issued
on Wednesday to Andrew Love
iace for construction of a new
four-room dwelling on Orien
tal avenue. Estimated cost of
construction was listed at $2,
A stated communication of
Falrview Lodge No. 339 will bo
lMftd - londay night at 7:30 at
Hie Lodge hall according to
announcement by Paul W.
Walker, secretary. All members
are urged to be present '
STUDENT TO SPEAK
? PanXan, PfEflfflSl student*
at Davidson college, will speak
at Sunday afternoon services at.
Dixon Presbyterian church and
on Sunday evening attfeeFlrst
Presbyterian Youth Fellowship
in ii i announced this
ATTEND* COWVEnjuoN v.
W. G. t Iran t h a m , general
manager of Victory Chevrolet
Company, was among 75 North
Carolina automoblV dealers
attending the annual conven
tion of the National Automobile
Dealers association held in At
lantic City this week.
at Mcob S. Mauney _
Library at * o'clock, with
G. E. Still as story -tefller and
Mm W. H. Stender, as hostess.
Mrs. Still will tell a aeries of
stories through 'February.
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Members of the Kings Moun
tain Ministerial association
will -meet at l0:90'Mcnday nx>rn
ing at St. Matthew's Lutheran
church, according to announce
ment yesterday by Rev.
PhBllps. 'A special program has
been arranged and colored
ministers are being invited to
attend. * : v
Is Organized Hera
Community Chorus organized
last Thursday evening wfth" thie
following officers: B. S. Peeler,
Jr., president; I.. B. Goforth, Jr.,
vice-president; Miss Alice Riden
hour, secretary; and W. P. Ful
Thirty-four members began
work on the cantata, "Eastertide"
by Protfieroe, under the direction
of Franklin Pethel, minister of
music at the Lutheran church.
Rehearsal for men Will begin
this week at 7 o'clock on Thurs
day evening in the Fin* Baptist
church. Full pracMve for both
men and women will begin at
7:30. The invitation is still open
to any who wish to join this
choral group, it "vas announced.
Three officers of the Kings
Mountain police department are
enrolled alt a twlce-a-week school
for law enforcement officers be
ing conducted in Gastonia by the
Federal Bureau of Investigation
CMef N. M. Farr made the an
nouncement. The coursm ate held
two hours h* said.
Officers attendUig the sessions
include k. O. Hard, L. L. Hamrick
WHEN WAS THIS FICT0RE. MADE?? Shewn above Is cm aerial view of a portion of Kings Mountain of
tome yean ago. The exact date the picture was taken has not been placed, but older residents will
note some familiar landmarks which may enable them to approximate the date of the picture. The
Herald has established that the picture was made between 1924 and 1932. Shown clearly Is' the old
?chool building, burned in November 1932. the ARPchurch. the former Hord home (now the Jacob S.
Maaney Memorial Library), the old overhead bridge and the old City HalL The picture wa> furnished
the Herald by Mack Murray.
Report From Boston
jnAOOVIlVG ? Kaj McCarter,
who underwent a dangmvu op
eration at Children's Hospital.
Boston. Matt. February 2- was re.
ported improving rapidly Thura
day morning. Odds now favor her
complete recovery from a serious
heart ailment that doctors had
predicted would prove fatal.
To Open Friday
Bated Furniture, new Kings
Mountain retail furniture firm,
will open for business Friday, ac
cording to announcement this
week toy Dan Huffstetler, mana
ger. : - *;?
The new firm will be located in
the new building erected <m E.
Gold street by Dr. D. M. Morrison.
Mr. Huftrtetler said the firm
wwfld offer for sale name- brand
furniture and appliances to take
care of furniture needs for every
mom. They Include Easy Wash
era, Zenith radios, Hotpoint ap
(fllanoes, Daystrom dinette suites,
Drexefl bedroom and living room
furnkure, New Perfection stoves,
Duo-Therm heaters, Armstrong
linoleum rugs, and numerous
The new firm is a partnership
between Mr. Huffstetler and Pied
Baird of Shelby.
"Shipments are arriving daily",
Mr. Huffstetler said, "and while
aH our intttal purchases will not
have arrived from distributor*
and manufacturers by Friday,
sufficient quantities will have to
IMM a satisfactory and varied
ottering v the buying public."
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City Buys Pauline
Powtr, Water Line*
'? The cky board at commission
ers read into the minutes at their
Wednesday meeting a deed to the
City of Kings Mountain from
NeMer Mills, Inc.. calling for
conveyance of the Pauline Mill
vtllegeV electric and water lipes
to the cky.
Consideration involved was
According to the deed, (he city
agrees to furnish electricity and
water to residents of the Pauline
village at regular rates, and the
mill agrees to pay to the city (25
for each waa? rap made en the
Kay McCarter Is "doing fine"
at Children's Hospital in Boston,
Mass., and the odds now are very
much in favor of her complete
recovery, following her major op
eration February 2 to correct ?
potentially fatal heart ailment
This information was learned
by the Herald Thursday morning
In a telephone conversation with
Mrs. Kelly McCarter, mother of
the child, who is in Boston await
ing her daughter's recuperation.
Mrs. McCarter sskl the doctors
were removkigtfc# stitches from
should know how much longer
the child win be hospitalised.
The child has two blood trans
fusions this week hut the doctors
feel she will not need any more.
Mrs. McCarter said that Kay's
spirits are high and that she 4s
"not too homesick." She added
thta the hospital provides plenty
of entertainment for its Juvenile
patients. y -
Operation and travel expenses
for the nine-year-old Beth-Ware
! school student were supplied by
Kings Mountain citizens, who
: trlbuted more than flAOO in as
suring the child a chance to live.
A portion of the aorta was dis
eased and was closing up. Pinal
okwure would have meant in
Following appeal through the
Kerala, Kings Mountain church
groups, civic groups and Jndivu
als supplied the necessary funds
for the operation within a week
and the local Red Cross chapter
made arrangements for free use
of blood transfusions. A news
story reporting the case appeared
In last Saturday's Boston Trave
Mr. McCarter, who went to Bos
ton prior to the child's operation,
returned here Tuesday.
Ben EL Goiorth
To Join Bank
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Ben H. Goforth, Jr., well -known
Kings Mountain man, has accept
ed the position of personal loan
manager at the First National
Bank, it was announced this
week by Frank R. Summers, pres<
Mr. Goforth is to assume his
new duties on February 15.
At the same time, Mr. Sum
mers announced that the bank Is
observing new hours in the per
sonal loan department This
department wiH now be open dal.
iy from 3 p. m. to 5 p. m., excep
ting Wednesdays, he said, to bet
ter accommodate personal loan
He also announced that the
to order to rearrange the interior
for better accommodation of the
pesonal loan department. Be at
tributed the growth in this de
partment during the past two
years as the reason for (he pros
Mr. Goforth, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ben H. Goforth, is a gradu.
ate of Western Carolina Teach
er's college With a degree of B.
S. in business administration. For
the past IraM-year he has held a
position with C. I. T. corporation.
A navy veteran of three years'
service, he served in the Aleu*
tlans area. Mr. Goforth Is a mem
ber of Boyee Memorial ARP chur
Blind Bogey Golf
A blind bogey golf tournament
Is scheduled to be held at Kings
Mountain Country Club' Sunday
afternoon, weather permitting,
according to announcement by
Buck PresMey, professional.
A small entrance fee wMl be
charged and prizes given on a
basis ot the number of entries.
All club golfers are urged to
enter the tournament, Mr. Press
District lonioi College Cage
ley '-flljhis Here Thursday
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The Wester?* division tourna
ment of the North Caroline Jun
ior college basketball conference
is scheduled to vet underway M
Central gymnasium Thursday,
February 16th. First games of the
first round ere set to begin at
3 p. m.
The tournament, sponsored by
The Mountaineer Club, foe., will
pit the eight tops teams of the 10
team western division. They are
Gardner-Webb, Mtnont 'Abbey,
of the ? Junior
_ axe sti!> _
J to David HUH,
to ee is ftrs
. _ AN
NeUl St Charles Heislsr.
AshSville ? Blltmore, Lees. Me
lt* e, Spartanburg, S, C., Brevard,
Mars Kill and Mitchell/
Pour finalists in the tourney
here are to etne* the Mate tour
nament to be held at ShMby Feb
ruary 23. 24, and 25. TOoallsts
from the eastern division tourney,
to be held next week at Dunn,
wtll complete the Shelby tourney.
Flnfrl first round games are
whedukKl for next Thursday
night at 7: 30 p. m. and fourteen*
will be dropped from play by
Parker, Kings Mountain high
School coach, Ruse Berman, Gas
tonia high school and American
Legion coach, and O. C. Connor,
A meeting of officials and re
presentatives of the conference
and the sponsoring organization
has been tentatively set for this
weekend, at which time pairing*
win be draw?i and other tourney
Charles English, gate dmir<
man, announced this week that
admission prices for the double
headers will be 76 cents tor stu
dents and one dollar for adults.
Reserved seats, provided all are
not sold during (he advance sale,
will be *Ugt*Iy higher it was
stated. Dayid Weill 1s in charge
of the reserved seat sale.
Calibre of play among the cir
cuit's oage teams this year has
been outstanding 'and the topm
ament here should provide Kings
Mountain basket b?|fr fans with
some outstanding games .
Belmont Abbey has recenty
knocked off both top teams of
the eastern division and is push
ing AjhsWUtg-- Bilttnore lor the
lead. Gardner . Webb Is current
ly in fourth place. ?
Around three games are left to
On Rate Change
The city board ot Commission
ers tabled for further study Wed
nesday, a possible revision of the
I city's light rate schedules.
| The board had ordered an in
vestigation of the proposal at its
January meeting, and L. C. Par
i sons, superintendent of water and
light, reported that a check of
| December billings, based on us
I ers of 200 kilowatt hours and ov
j er, would reduce the city's rev
enue in excess of $1,000 per mon
; th if the present combination rate
were used for all customers.
This statement almost resulted
in tabling the matter indefinitely.
Both Comm'ssioners Hudson
Bridges and Hal D. Ward, the lat
ter presiding In tihe absence of
Mayor J. E. Herndon, said they
had received many complaints
since the proposal was a'dvanced
last month. Commissioner Carl
Mauney, however, argued that
his desire to make a Jone uniform
schedule was an effort to make
the rate fair for all users and at
the same time keep the city rev
enue virtually the same. After
Mr. Bridges' motion to table in
definitely failed to get a second,
the board adopted Commissioner
A. H. Patterson's motion to tabfle
Otherwise, the board heard a
delegation from the Woman's
Club request as much aid as pos
sible in helping to establish a
city park and recreation area.
Mrs. Aubrey Mauney, Mrs. W. T.
Weir and Mrs. J. N. Gamble, ap
pearing on behaJf of the Wo
man's Club, asked what aid the
city might be able to give in the
establishment of such a park
with a swimming pool. Mrs.
Mauney, spokesman for the
group, suggested the use of the
city's property near the old water
tank on Cherryvllle Road. The
board indicated that this proper
ty could be avatlaUe for use at
no charge, but It pointed out that
the lewxlpee not '
t*X money for recreational pur
poses. At the eune time, the
board Indicated It would cooper -
4$e with the Woman's Club w
every way possible within legal
The board jacelved without ac
tion a petition presented by C. J.
GauU, Jr., for the paving of Deal
Street The petition bore signa
tures from the majority of Deal
Street residents and property
owners. Mr. Gault explained that
the petition lacked the signature
of Dr. J. S. Norman, who had said
he wanted the city to first move
some telephone pole* off his pro
perty. Mr. Parsons was instructed
to investigate Dr. Norman's re
quest and to report to the board.
Ohief of Police N. M. Farr was
told to Investigate possibilities
of setting up a oity dog pound,
after he had tokl the board he
was having numerous complaints
concerning stray dogs.
Is Quieter ^
After a brief flurry of earty
season announcements, county
political activity, looking for
ward to the May Democratic pri
mary, quietened considerably
during the past 10 days.
Announcements of candidacies
were limited to jpn of B T. Falls,
Jr., of Shelby, who will seek re
election as Cleveland County re
preventative to the state House
of Representatives, and L,. T.
Hamrick, Jr., who seeks re-elec
tion as county recorder.
g^ljpe still no Kings
Mountain Candidates in the field.
Several Kings Mountain citi
zens were reported interested in
advancing the candidacy of some
Number 4 Township citizen for
oounty commissioner, but the
oaadMate prospects were hard to
?pfr. uAdded to the speculation
Met was Fred TV. Plonk and Carl
F. Mauney, present city oomnris
iMM ^**110.. additions were
Mr. Falls, when announcing Ms
candidacy, said he was running
on his record, which included
support of increased school ap
propriation* and he told the Her
ald he expected to make full
canvass of the county during the
forthcoming pre -primary period,
regardless of whether he had op
Can To Be Checked
For City Aato Tegs
The cttr poUee department
District Scout Banquet Monday;
Goal Of Fund Drive Is $2,000
G. H. Mauney
Of Fund Drive
LTh?annual nd camPaign for
the Kings Mountain district Boy
.Scout organization will be con
j ducted next Tuesday, according
[to announcement by George H
Mauney, chairman of the 1950
Go?1 of the campaign is $2,000.
Kings Mountain has always
responded most liberally to the
K?^a'vc?r 'Unds to Promote
Klng^ Mountain area Scouting,"
Mr. Mauney said, "and I feel con
vifnn?L < thjP year s response
will be just as Adequate as in for
The fund-raising committee, in
addition to Mr. Mauney, includes
n a ,9' Padgett- ?race Peeler, J.
C Bridges, Joe H. Thomson and
Charles F, Thomasson,
Solicitation 'organization, as
-jW?Wnced by -M*. Mauneyr^rl
Mountain Street, Herald, City
i J?nd Post ottlce ? J. B. Keeter
and E.C. McClain.
Railroad Avenue ? Glee E.
Bridges and L. E. Abbott.
Wiling Stations ? Grady Pat
terson and John Cheshire.
i3treet ? Amos Dean.
Worth Piedmont Avenue 'Area
Ea?t King Street Business Area
? Brace Peeler.
Kings Mountain Laundry, Tin
Men ~ p*ui e
Schools? Rowel 1 Lane
JpJSi Inc.. Margrace
and Patricia plant? -W. j. Puiker
if?? and B. Thomson; Pauline
*e and L L
^Craftspun Mills ? Sam McA
Burlington MMls ? Sam Stall
Kings Mountain Mfg. Co.->Jav
life* M""' ,nc -
Bonnie Mills ? Jacob Cooper,
lard * n Mills ? Hugh Bal
Superior Stone Co. ? Carl May.'
Mountain Cotton OH Co.
Lumber Co. and J. E.
Herndon Co, ? Drace Peeler.
For Mr. Wells
. &t four o'clock
whVh^Jf Baptist church, of
rill wa? a member. The
' Gore' orated
and interment was made in the
Mrs. Weftls Is survived by her
iffi!** v- Weils; seven dau^
JS,i?hn??f,mKan,nw' *nd Miss
Wells of Kings Moun
^ *? R- Glsden of Char
1 ml' r?T; Morrow ?n<> Mrs.
???' ?%L*.Gamon*' *nd Mrs.
? Lowe": four
L <???? We,,B Klni'?
U Compton of G?#tonia.
HTCKOKY ? Jaok Gunnells, son
of Mr. And Mm. 'Robert I. Gun
nells, of .Kings Mountain, a
member of the freshman class
at Lenoir Rhyne College, was
anfong students listed on <he
college's first semester honor
roll, according to announce
ment by E. L. Setzler, register.
HEADS LIBRARY BOARD? Hay
wood E. Lynch, prominent Kings
Mountain business man. was re
cently named president of the
Jacob' S. Mauney Memorial Li
! brary board. succeeds Rev. W.
LjfWMl?. wi.'* w'*l[ " ;?
Haywood E. Lynoh, prominent
Kings Mountain business man,
was recently named president of
the Jacob S. MaUney Memorial
Library board, succeeding Rev.
W. L. Presrfly.
Mrs, E. W. Griffin was named
vice-president, and Mr. Preasly
was named secretary. Other
members are Mrs. W. T. Weir and
Mrs. W. R. Craig.
At the meeting, the board
heard a report from Mrs. Chsrles
Campbell, IHwsrtMff "showing
that library circulation dujria*
1949 Jumped more than 50 per
cent over the previous year.
The board superintends opera
tional details of the library, in
cluding employment of the li
brarian, purchase of books, pro
motional activities an4 other
Mr. Lynch, new president of the
board, was instrumental in the
establishment of the first Kings
Mountain public library. While
editor of the Kings Mountain Her
aid, Mr. Lynch advocated the es
tablishment of a public library.
It was first operated at City Hall.
In 1946 the Jacob S. Mauney fam
ily announced pflans for presen
tation of a library to the city and
the presentation of Jacob S.
Mauney Memirlal Library was
made in 1947.
Operation of the library's phy
sical plant is directed by a three
man board of trustees including
a representative of the Mauney
family, one njember of the olty
board of commissioners and one
member of the school board.
City Bond Data
Goes To Raleigh
Data concerning f 18, 000 In City
of Kings Mountain bonds, inclu<
ding $9,000 water bonds and 19,
000 sewer bonds, was mailed to
the Local Government Commis
sion in Rarlelgh on Tuesday.
S. A. Crouse, city clerk, said he
expected their sale by the com-,
mission in the near future.
The bonds are offered for sale
as the result of action by the city
board In December to purchase
water and sewer facilities in
Crescent HJll and water lines on
Landing street. The city is pur
chasing ttieab facilities at a total
cost of 18,450.
TAX JATMEim HEAVY
City taxpayers ruv.Ted to pay
their taxes In January, prior to
the first penalty date, according
to report this week by S. A.
Crouse, city clerk and treasur
er. Mr. Crouse said a total of
*17,092.36 in city taxes were
paid during the month of Jan
uary. About 80 percent of the
1949 levy has now been paid, he
To Give Address
At Annual Event
Kings Mountain district. Boy
Scouts of America, will hold its
annual district banquet at the
Woman's Club Monday nifcht at
7 o'clock, with a capacity audi
ence of Kings Mountain Scout?
and Scouters expected to attend
and hear an addre.su by Rev.
George Fredrick Schott, Jr., pas
tor of the Spencer Lutheran
The banquet will be one of the
highlights of the annual obser
vance here of Boy Scout week. ??
The observance this year is the
40th anniversary of t he fo u nding
The annual Boy Scout church
service will be held Sunday ev
ening at Central Methodist .
church at 7:30 with Rev, J. W.
Phillips, pastor of First Wesley -
an Methefflstthurch dfld past- ?
president of the Kings Moun
tain district, delivering the ser
mon. Scouts oi the city will at
tend in uniform and be seated
in a body.
of the Boy Scout movement,
which has since spread to many
nations of the globe.
Tickets for the banquet may be
secured at $1.00 each from troop
scoutmasters or from Rev. W. H.
Stender, district chairman.
Prior to the banquet a uniform
inspection of all Boy Scout Troop#
and Cub Scout Packs of the city
will be made at the Woman'*
Club at 6 p. m.
Rev. Mr. Schott is an actWe
Scouter and has served in num
erous capacities in his district
and council. He was one of . the
Scoutmasters from North CSroli
na who wern to Holland In 1947
tor the International Scout Jam
boree. He is now Scoutmaster of
his church troop, and is a state
director for the Lutheran Broth
On Thursday evening the reg
ular monthly Court of Honor was
to he held at City Hall, to be fol
lowed by a meeting of the dis
trict's 1950 executive committee.
Kiwanians Aid 1
Willie McCrimmon, invalid Ne
gro woman who lives on West
King street was recently given a
portable etectirc sewing machine
by the Kings Mountain Kiwan
i? Club, In order that she might
help id Mtn a living. \ >
The colored woman, who ha#
been bedfast for years, is paraly
sed from the waist clown, and
though she cannot sit erect, has
developed the art of sewing
while lying on her side.
Terms of the Kiwanis gift are
simple. The sewing machine is
hers as long as she wants, it,
though the machine remains the
property of the Kiwanis club.
The gift was presented on be
half of the club by Byron Keeter,
\l. L. McGill and E. C. McClain.
Local AA Group
S?k Open Meeting
The Alcoholics Anonymous will
Hold an open meeting in the
basement of Central Methodist
church at 7:30 p. m. February 16,
"The A. A. I s a genuine on- the
level fellowship of people wtio
have suffered from continued
drinking. As the name of the or
ga nidation implies the fellowship
la for alcohdlics only. The word ,
anonymous means that your
membership will NOT be divulg
ed unless you wish it so," a
"However, the general pubMc
Is Invited to attend this open
meeting," the spokesman said.
For Postal Charaian
Applications are being ac
cepted by the Director, Fourth
Civil Service Begiou. for the
position of eharman at the
Kings Mountain posteffice, ac
cording to announcement this
week by Poe'master W. E.
Closing date for the applica
tions is February 23, and blanks
may be secured. at ill* poetof
fice- The rate of paynsay range
from fl.125 to SI .275 per hour.
Applications should be mail
ed to the Director. Fourth Civil
City Watching Coal And Phone
Strike News; Coal Snpply Good
Rings Mountain, with the na
tion, wii watching with interest
the strike news this week, par
ticularly the efforts to settle the
coal strike and the new efforts to
avoid a telephone strike.
' At the moment. King* Mono*
t?4n was not In too much diffi
culty as far as coal Is concerned,
as berth local dealers reported
reasonably good inventories on
HMIMiki -- ?*
At the same time, return of
colder weather wan not deigned
to make coe! users too happy over
the coal strike situation which
the operators and John L. Lewis
renewed negotiations in Wash
The new date of the threatened*
telephone w?lkout is February
Should the phone walkout be
come nation-wide and hit Kings
Mountain, the city would be in
worse position than coriimunitie*
which have dial systems. Ail
calls her* ?re manually placed.
Both management and union
members r?f the local Southern
Bell Telephone, ' exchange