City Limits (1940 Census) 6.574.
Immediate Trading Area 15,000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
Township Red Cross
; A total ol *151.95 was collec
ted from parking meters during
the week which ended on "Wed
nesday according to a report by
CKy Clerk S. Crouse.
Regular meeting of Otis D.
Own Emit 155, the American
Legion, will he held at the Le
glon building on Eabt Gold
atreet Monday night at 7:30 p.
' amUMRO PERMITS
Bufldtaf aermk was issued
Saturday to W. H. Anderson for
construction of a four-room
dwelling on Stowe street, cost
Annual stockholders meeting
Of this L ;!-.<? M.mionn t "lub will
Hi MM Tuesday night at 1
o'clock at Cltgr Bull covtrttoalt0
*coordL? to notices mailed
this week by Harold Munnlcutt,
secretary of Lake Montottfa i
Annual Charter Night meet
ing of tbe Kings Mountain Kl
wanl s Club Mil be observed
at the regular meeting of the
club on March 9. It will be a la
dies night meeting, according
<? the Kiwanis Slnawik.
unjunr stout hour
Mrs. J. S. Evans, ir., will be
the story-teller at the weekly
story-hour period at Jacob S.
Mauney Memorial Library Fri
day afternoon at 4 o'clock. Mrs.
E. T. Plow will be hostess. The
The period Is designed tor chil
dren from grades one through
Dr. ItaKhan H. Heed, Kings
Mountain optometrist, attended
the monthly meeting off the
Piedmont District, North Caro
lina Optometrists society, held
at Hotel Concord Monday night.
Members bfOtftsD. Green Post
Aflpertam Legion, will bold a .
hamburger supper it the Leg?on
(Building off York Road Satur
day night from 7 to 9 o'clock. \
Region members are belhtf ask
ed to bring as cuesU eligible I
veterans not now affiliated !
w*h the post
Kings Mountain's 1980 Red
Cross financial campaign got off
to an enthusiastic start- Wednes
day morning as some 38 cam
palgn Workers gathered for a
kick-off breakfast at the Coun
try Club, heard a brief outline of
8 tans for the drive toy Chairman
Me (Harris, and a fact-filled ad
dress by Mrs. Mary Goforth, I
chairman of theresldenrtlal ~di- 1
vision. . I
Goalof the campaign is Kfc*"
536, of which $4,144 is earmark
ed, (o remain in Kings Moun
tain for use in Number 4 Town
ship by the local chapter.
l&m. Goforth, who pointed out
the universal need for sympathy,
as opposed to pity, for needs
of other people who suffer mis
fortunes, entitled her address
"The Red Cross Story."
She Mated themany services of
lied Cross, both on local and na
tional level, arid pointed out thai,
the Red Cross blood program a
lone had supplied In the Char
lotte area some **?,000 worth of
blood, of which $T.425 worth had
been given toy Kings Mountain
citizens. Importance of the blood
bank is to h?v* blood available
wheait is needed. Mm Bofofth,
Citing services of the Red Cross
on the local level, Mrs. Goforth
gave several case histories from!
(Wd Cross files, showing that they |
vary from helping a disabled vet
eran establish a claim to the
community aid of teaching first
aid, swimming and life-saving
and other programs. i
In connection with Red Cross
service, Mrs. Goforth declared
that KJpgs Mountain Is in need
of a welfare worker on a virtual
full-time basis. This is outilde
the Red Cross fieM, she continued,
though the chapter here is fre
quently called on? and does ?
render such aid. At the same
time, she contended, it should
be the county's responsibility to
Mipply a welfare representative
to serve the large Kings Moun
Mm Goforth answered some
of the objections which, she mUL
ace sometimes heard to Red
Cross. She said reports during the
war that Red Gross sold cigarettes
resulted from confusion on ship
ments, with Red Cross cigarettes
accidentally reaching ' army ex
changes. She alio added that Red
Cross receives no government
Red Cross is really nation wide
cooperation, she continued, as she
urged activity of the workers and
community support for the cam
Drive official hope to complete
the woric in two weeks. ,
Mrs. Marie Canqpfcen, of Clo
ver, S. C., former bookkeeper at
?elk's Department Store, is ser
ving as temporary bookkeeper
at the firm during the absence
of Miss Irene 'Allen, who is re
cuperating from an operation
at Charlotte Memorial hospital.
Miss Allen is reported improv
Robert D. Miller
Funeral services for Robert Da
vid Miller, 44, prominent Kings
Mountain man, were held Sunday
afternoon at First Presbyterian
church at 4 o'clock, with inter
ment following in Mountain Rest
Rev. P. D. Patrick, pastor of
church of which Mr. Miller was
a member, conducted the rites.
Mr. Miller, a World War II vet
eran, was found dead at his home
shortly after noon on Saturday,
victim of a shotgun blast which
investigating officials said was
self-inflicted. Coroner 3. Ollie
Harris and Police Chief N. M
Farr investigated, and Coroner
Harris ruled that no Inquest was
necessary. He estimated that
death occurred around 10 a. ra.
Saturday morning. Mr. Harris
said that nnwrter twirns were
found on' the right temple where
the shot had entered the victim's
wcr nusband at the Finger
home. Wh?j? Mr. Miller, who had
not been working Saturday morn
ing. failed to appear for lunch,
his wife hurried home and dis
covered the tragedy.
Mr. Miller's death was a shock
tothewmmunlty. iny ke ^of the
dkit>\He was"welT*m/*h throu*
ghout the community as a man
of quiet and pleasing disposi
tion, and was active in civic, re- i
liglous and social Circles. Fori
the past several years he had
been . a victim of Intermittent pe
riods of depression.
A native of Lincoln oounty, he j
had lived In itfngs Mountain for |
the past 00 years and was a vet
eran employee ol (be Ntfsler
Mills, Inc., serving as a cleric at
the time of his death. He was a
member and past ore*'*'-' '
f.u?? -? "
MlSl mm ?VH
\ * . - ?
Mrs. Juanita Warren, eighth
grade teacher at Central school,
Was elected president of the
Kings Mountain unit, North Car
olina Education association, at a
meeting of the unit February 23.
Other officers elected are: Miss
Alice atidenhour, high school tea
cher, vice-president; and I. Sen
Goforth, dr., eighth grade teacher,
The new officers will assume
theh duties following the state
Feature of the recent meeting
was an address by Mis. W. T.
Weir, on "Communism."
The teachers also cast ballots
for state and national organiza
tion officials and on amend
ments to the Carolina NCEA con
Regular monthly club night
will be held at Kings .Mountain
Country Club Saturday night at
8 o'clock. Dinner, dancing and
bridge are scheduled for
evening'e entertalnraer* 1
vat tons lor dinner are r
as early as ppselbu
.la) cees To Present
Minstfel on Tuesday
forth. It- r? rrr. choir- 1
man ol the _ Mln?tr?U
Iwblch fciUKdM#! mdl*
oi 1 9W at the high eefcoel ??? ,
totlum ToMday ?*** ?* *'
jGiil Scouts Cop
ITwo Azea Awards!
I council went to KJn>* youiffL!^
loSl SooW Sfff
I the ?? atten
\VLia. Luther Canaler, Jn
Lf the Kings Mountain distr??.
lchatS??e &*? * vf- Gn"ln'
Kings Mountain district.
The *?? ?,223Ee'^o?U>?l
o""^ p,KS?<?w ?&3m
kev to unlock the door ol 8 ,, i
ISTitoS^ mincer continued. I
""mio John MoOUl ??*
r u? i?ve<l W ?*? ??'?!
?2S?U. *? ??w"> %???.
mate*Ov?ee?* we??* simp
intermediate WP JgJJJ
jetting Sptrltuai ?u*<*?oc?
Installs M?w Dab
i s.utKi?. a
in# u,i^S?<?*S2lS? $??<?
?yj^r* ^^>1 8aun
I which, aco?r<- equip
lOeri, owner, to the ?*?* *
IteoJ'wtiloh'*? not ?"n?*e ?n> f
IS ol rtbrtc. }?
Jokes, Old Songs
Members of the Kings Moun
tain Junior Chamber of Com
merce are promising an evening
Of fun and frolic Tuesday night,
when they present the "Jaycee
Minstrels of 1950" at the high
school auditorium. The show
starts at8 o'clock.
The show, an alMocal-talent
production, is toeing billed as
real, old-fashioned minstrel, un
der direction of F. "W. Grable,
Cherryvllle band director, with I.
Ben Gofotth, Jr., chairman o^the
committee handling the project.
The minstrel features as black
faced end men, Drace "Snowball"
Peeler, Falson "August-Child"
Barnes, Ned "Roosevelt" McGill,
A Minstrel Farad* will pass
through the itratti of lb* city
business Mctlon Tuesday alt-,
?moon at 5 o'clock. It will ln
clad* member* of the oast of
"Jaycee Minstrels for 1850" and
tho high school band.
Ben "Lightnin' " Ballard, Yates
IftMtuaf' Harbison, Ralph "Ham
bone" Spearman, D. ;F. "Duck"
Hord, and Charles "Sambo"
In addition, the show will fea
ture a special act of Jttnpt Moun
tain's vetmon Of the Andrew* sis
ters, several skits, Including "He
Ain't Done Bight by OurNell,"
end a 30-voice cii'Jaycee chorus,
singing familiar songs from
'*Swanee lUver" to "Alexander's
Ragtime Band." '
Knlsslon for. the show Is 75
for aduhs and 35 cents for
Advance tickets are going well,
and officials are predicting a lar
Guy Barneit, well-known Kings
Mountain mechanic, has purchas
ed the interest of Glenn Grlgg in
Grigg's Oarage, according to an
nouncement this week.
The 'i"n in the future, formerly
a partnership between Mr. Grlgg
and Ray Klrby, will be known as
Barnett and Kirfoy Garage, Mr.
The firm la located In the A. E.
Cllne building on North Piedmont
avenue and specializes in gen
eral automotive repair.
Mr, Barnett has been aaaodat
ted with G. W. King's garage
continuously since 1942, and has
20 years of e*|>erienee in auto
The transaction was completed
Group T? Present
Hoys Friday Night
The Kings Mountain high
school Dramatic department is to
present three one-act plays at
Oentsal auditorium FMday night
The PTaye will be directed by
MJSs Mary Belle Teague, high'
school dramatic Instructor.
v Names of the plfeys to be ghen
a*W ~rhe Valiant," by H. E. Por
ter and A. M. Middleman*;
"Where 1* my Wondering Boy
Tonight," by lames F. Stone; and
"Evening Star,'* by Charles Geor
Casts of the plays will Include
members of the dramatic class. 4
The Mountaineer Folk Players
pl^n to enter one of the plays In
the annual drama festival at
Chapel H1U this spring.
Admission prices are 16 cents,
grades onethrough eight, and
35 cents for aduk*. .
BOWK BUI MS
The home of Claude Montan,
Jr., colored map, who lives on
Imkf Montonia ftoad, was com
pletely destroyed by fire on
Tuesday afternoon. Most of the
furniture Was reported saved.
The lass wbs cowered by inaur
Members of the Kings Moun
tain L.lons-clui> heard an address
Tuesday night toy WoOdrow Jon- 1
es, Rutherfordton lawyer and
member of the North Carolina
House of Representatives, and
now a candidate for the U. S. j
House of Representatives from
the Hth North Carolina district.
Mr. Jones entitled his address
"The History and Objectives of
Communis!"/' and gave some in
teresting information about the
baek-graund, and development of
the communistic program, which
has reached its peak In Russia.
Mr. Jones was introduced by
Odus Mull, of Shelby, longtime
Cleveland County commercial, in
dustrial and political leader and
a former speaker of. the House of
"If you want to find out about
a fellow," Mr. Mull said, "go to
the legislature- Him, Wood
row Jones is sound, dependable
and honest, a man of good ha
bits. You can't depend on a man
who doesn't have good hifbits. I
have also found him efficient,
sympathetic and helpful, and
he knows how to get along with
folks and that is what counts. He
is also a fellow of spendld exper
Mr. Mull was presented -by Don
Blarnon, who had arranged the
program. Mr. Blanton described
Mr. Mull as a man who had al
ways been a friend of Kings
Mountain and who had made
valuable contributions to his
home, his county and his state.
Mr. Jonas listed Carl Marx as
the father of Communism and his
boo* of DM8 as the bible of com
munism. HO related the doctrines
Mt forth for the violent over
throw of governments, business,
and all existing orders, and also
repotted the rise of the present
Communist leader Stalin.
"Lenin came to power in Rus
sia in 190.7," Mr. Jones said, "and
at death there was a terrible
struggle for power between two
factions of the party.
"The victory of Stalin and his
resulting program, of 'liquidation
(Cont'd on page twelve)
Eight New Members
In Honor Society
Eight high school students, in
cluding two seniors and six Jun
iors, were inducted last Friday
into membership in the local
chapter of the National Honor
They are: Bill Allen and Corn
elia Gantt, seniors, and Valerie
Bealtty, Bobby Edens, Gene Mau
ney, Clifton Morgan Donald Pat
terson and Jimmy Yarboro, Jun
Students are chosen for mem
bership toy vote of the faculty and
members on the basis of sctool
arshlp, leadership, character, and
service, it was announced.
Joanne Bridges, Mary McfKcl
vle, and Iris Patterson, assisted
toy graduate memtoers Mrs. Ju
anlta Warren and Miss Mary
Anne C rouse, inducted the new
memtoers into the organization,
and membership oerds and
words of welcome were given by
principal Rowell Lane.
ON BEAM'S LIST
GREENVILLE, S. C. ? Miss
Martha A. Cox, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Benjamin F. Cox, of
406 W. Mountain street, has
been included among students
named on the Bob Jones Uni
versity dean's list, which was
released at the close of Oie first
semester. These students made
averages of "A" or In *11
their courses tor the first se
mester of the IMP-SO academic
rowers Urged To Purchase
Insurance On '50 Cron
Kings Mountain area farmer*
were urged this week to insure
their lfloO cotton drop Investment
under the Federal Cftfo Insurance
Conrad Hughes, of route 2,
Kings Mountain, made the ap
peal and noted that the 1940 crops
in thte ana were far better than
average, due in many respwcts to
1MB trouble from boll weevil.
Hp Mg losaes were reported in
Mo. 3 and No 4 Township*, he
said, but losses were heavy la the
upper section* of the county.
Participation la the program la
I, ? ? '- '.t
.J,. 1 ,
low among Kings Mountain area
farmers and Mr. Hughes urged
greater participation during 1950.
The insurance covers all risks,
with the amount of protection df ?
ter mined by the number of acre#
planted to cotton and the cover
age per acre which haa toeen <*?
tabllshed for this area.
The Inauranee costs T210 per
acre here and gives coverage of j
909 per acre.
farmers Interested in Federal
drop Insurance are urged to con
tact Mr. Hughes of the county a
gent's office. ,
Bankrupt Sale Date
Is Set By Referee
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BLECTED ? Aubrey Maunty,
prominent Kings Mountain citi
sen and Lutheran layman, was
recently elected to fill the unex
pired term ol secretary of the
Brotherhood of the United Luth
eran church of America. Mr. Man
ner attended a mooting of the
Brotherhood board in 'Bethlehem.
Fa~ last weekend.
Route 2 Carrier
Bryan Hord, veteran postal car
rier, Will become a rural carrier
at the Kings Mountain post office
effective March 18, according to
announcement .this week by Post
master W. E. Blakely.
Mr. Word's appointment as ru
ral carrier fills the vacancy cre
ated several months ago by the
retirement of 'Boyd Harrelson,
who had -been the regular car
rier on "Route 2.
Mr. Blakely also announced
that he is appointing Howard 3.
Wright as a regular city carrier,
and Millard A. Prince as a regu
lar clerk. Both have been classi
fied temporary employees of the
local postoffice. These changes
are effective March 6.
He also announced appoint
ment of Harold L. (fLuco) Falls
as a substitute carrier, also ef
fective March 6. Mr. Falls has
ben employed with the city elec
Mr, Hord's new position as ru
ral carrier pays- an annual sal
ary of *3,662, plus car expense al
lowances, as compared to the $3,
670 he received as city carrier.
Mr. Wright, as city carrier, will
receive $1,415 per hour, while the
substitute carrier's Job pays
$1,315 per hour, Mr. Blakely said.
Start On Monday
Baseball drills at Central high
school are scheduled to get un
derway Monday afternoon with
15 players returning from the
Only four members of last
year's team were lost by gradu
ation. They were Second Baseman
Boyce Huffstenler, First Base
man Jack IRuth, Right Fielder Jim
Lybrand and Piteher Bon Ellison.
Eligible to return to the fold
from the 1949 regular team are
Junior Charles Shytle, 3b, Junior ,
Jim Cobb, ss. Junior Dwigh* Alex
ander, cf Junior Steve Jones, If,
Senior Carl Mow, pitcher, $enk>rf
Richard White, rf, and Senior Cur
'(Cont'd on page twelve)
Price Set; Sale
In New York
Properties of Du Court Mills,
Inc., bankrupt, will be sold at
public auction on. March 14 at 11
a. m. at the United States Court
house In Foley Square, Manhat
tan, New York City.
That the properties will be sold
on that dae ? 11 days eailier than
had been previously indicated ?
was learned by the Herald from
J. R. Davis, Kings Mountain at
torney, who had been notified of
rrhe sale plans toy FYanklyn El
lenbogan, trustee, following ap
proval . by. Herbert- kQfwenthal,
The properties will be offered
In two ways:
(1) The complete properties at
the upset price of $345,000.
(3) By separate bids on (a) the
four acres of realty occupied 'by
the mill plant, the plant Itself,
the equipment, and other person
al property involved, including
office furniture, supplies, etc.,
and (b) for the mill village,
which consists of some 40 acres
Of realty and 71 houses totaling
If the separate bids total more
than the told for the whole of the
properties, they will be sold sep
arately. Other terms of sale re
quire each "bidder to post ? caah
er's check for $3?00, as evidence .
of good faith, with the further
stipulation that the successful
bidder or bidders must pay a de
posit of 10 percent on notifica
tion that the bid la successful.
The upset price agreed upon by
the court endeavors to satisfy all
secured creditors as well as city
and county tax bills.
Listed as owed to secured cred
itors 'by the DuCourtt Mills, Inc.,
(1) County taxes totaling $7,
260.10 for 1949 artd $2,560.06 for
(2) City taxes totaling $9?49.
06 for 1948 and *3,888.77 for 1949.
(3) $150,000, plus interest, to
Pilot Life Insurance Company, se
(Cont'd on page twelve)
Albert (Buck) Allran, well:
known Kings Mountain man haa
purchased the business formerly
operated as Baker Grocery, it was
Mr. Allran has already assum
ed management of the firm and
is operating it under the trade
name of Allran Grocery.
The irtventoory of Baker Grocery
had been sold last week to Char
les E. BlaJock. Mr. Allran pur
chased the ' inventory from Mr.
BlaVock and the<*nterior fixtures
from Messrs R. C. Baker and Bill
Baker. Mr. Allran announced that
Bill Baker will be associated with
him in operation of the store, and
added that the arrangement doe*
not affect Mr. Baker and his part
time work as a pick-up man foe
Mr. Allrsn, for the past several
years a salesman for Durham
Life Insurance Company, has
much experience in the grocery
field. He was associated with his
l*te father in the operation of
Mauney Mill Store until his fa
ther's death in 1934 and contin
ued to operate the store with his
mother until 1942, when it was
sold to Weir Brothers and be
came S. A T. Grocery.
Mr. Allran satd the firm will
continue to specialize in top qual*
lty groceries and produce.
Local Dealers /
Still Have Coal
Though the situation was be
coming critical in naai
of the notion, the csol
? in spHa o* the coldest ?
ss of the current winter ?