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VOL. 81 NO. 10
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JOINS FUNERAL BOMS
Robert L. Moss, of G&ffney,
S. C., h as Joined the staff of
Harris Funeral Home here, it
was Announced this week by
Ollie Harris. " Mr. Harris said
chat Mr. Moss has six yean ex
perience in thristype of work in
Gaffney. The Moss family will
move this week into an apart -
mem at the Ella Harmon home
| on E. King street
Regular Friday afternoon
story hour period will be con
ducted at <fe?cfo 8. Mauney Me
morial Library FViday after
noon at 4 o'clock, whh Mrs. J.
S. E/ans, Jr., as story -teller and
Mrs. Luther Cansler as hostess.
The program is designed for
children from grades one
- GOLF MEETING
An Important dutch supper
meeting of the golfing mem*
bets of Kings Mountain Coun
try Club will be held at the
club house Friday night at 7:30
o'clock according to announ
cement by Buck fressley, golf
tion. All club golfers are uiiged
to attend the meeting, Mr.
Fressley said, as several im
portant items are listed in the
Charles Hamilton, Gastonia
lawyer and candidate for Con
gress from the llXfc Congres
sional district, was ?o be the
speaker at the Charter Night
meeting of the Kings Moun
tain Klwanis Club Thursday
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GAULT SAFE FOUND
The safe belonging to GauU's
' rft>e<"xy. miiwii'1 weeks
ego and comaihingfllin cash
I and Important papers, was
found this week in Long
Creek iiett Bessemer City. The
?\i door -to the safe had been saw
ed off k? hinges and the cash
and pec*** rsmoved.
r BUILDING PERMITS .
-*?< Building perrrrVU were iosued
Thursday to Roy Mauney, for
construction ocf a garage on
Myers street, coat $138, and to
J. E. Amos, (or construction of
a new five-room dwelling on
Wilson street, con $3,000. Per
mit wa* issued on March 2
co C. J. Gauit, Jr., lor cooslraC'
tlon of a new six -room dwell
ing on Goforth ?t,w, coat *4,
TEMPLE BAPTIST AUDITORIUM ? Shown above to the Interior of the newly-completed auditorium of
Temple Baptist Church, which celebrated Its lltth anniversary Sunday. Sunday morning services were
-the first held In the completed edifice. Seating capacity of the auditorium is 350. Her. W. F. Mon
roe to pastor of the v: 1 v; -
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Solvay ?1mU Lea
To Mitieraeffpompan v
Contract Is JWfUS
On Oak Grove Rood
Contract ?? im Tmxilnt for
the poring of th? Oak-Grove
Slav* MounWn rood to A. H
Tbompson, Contractor, Incw of
Kutbesiordton. H. C.
fib* Sings Mountain road
paring Job u Included in a
general project fos Clsreland
CkMH&SMMtiM totaling 1M
Lewi. B. Pec It, of Shelby,
ninth dirlSiou engineer, said be
bad net yet learned the pcobo*
ble starting t*?e en tbe Oak
Grave ? Kings Mountain par
i tracts were awarded by
tbe State Highway commission
' The Kings Mountain ochool
band, under direction of Joe Hed
dec will present ? Mid -Winter
concert at the high echool audito
rium next Thuteday ni^t, Mar
ch 16, at 8 o'clock,
The band will play a full re
ef selection*, including
and marchea, Mr.
SwS^!s* 10 ^?suh""-:
?wX'SESS?0 <ni h. -
Solvay Process Company has
leased Its Kings Mountain spod
umene plant to Mineral Company
of Philadelphia. Pa., for a 12
month period according to Infor
mation learned here this week.
. According to ? source consider
ed very reliable, the Mineral
Company experts to conduct ex
perimental operations at the local
plant It also has an opeion to
plant. It also has an option to
the 12-month pertbd.
The Solvay plant was Kings
Mountain's principal war-spawn-,
Solvay operated the plant to get
spod umene, an ore, which it sold
to the Mineral Company and oth
ers for extraction of lithium ox
ide, in turn used for stablllaflng
. tte plant went Into production
in early .1943, after several mon
ths of testing and building, and
was closed in March 1945. It has
not been operated since that time.
Power To Be OH
Twice On Sunday
Unless you arise by 6:15, you
might as well sleep until 8 o'
clock Sunday morning.
Power will be cut off Sunday
morning from 1 a. m. to 8 a. m.t
and on Sunday afternoon, from
2:30 to 3 o'clock, while Duke Po
wer Company does some main
tenance work, It was announced
by the cky to their patrons
ftopertles of DuOount Mills,
fn&? bankrupt, are So be soM at
auction at the U. S. courthouse,
Wotey Square, Now York, next
Tuesday morning at il o'clock.
Upset prtoe to itt&ObO. -
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Bids Aie Asked
On City Bonds
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Sealed bids for $16,000 in -bonds
of the City of Kings Mountain
will be received at the office of
the Local Government commis
sion in Raleigh until 11 ?. m.,
March 31, according to legal no
tice appearing in today's issue of
the Herald and according to ac
tion taken at the cKy board meet
ing on Wednesday.
Hie bonds are being sold in
accordance wkh action of. the
board several months ago, wkh
19,000 listed as sanitary sewer]
bonds, and 19,000 as waiter bond*, j
Of the total, 18,460 is earmarked
for city purchase of water and
sewer Ikies in Crescent Hill and
?for water Itnee'ortXandlrig Btroct.
The bonds are to be issued In '
denominations of $1,000, under
date of April 1, I960, with princl*
pal and semi-annual interest
payable alt the National City
Bank, in New York.
Bidders are requested to name
the interest rate, not to exceed
six percent, and in mukiples of
one-fourth of one percent.
The cky will mature the bonds
alt the rate of $1,000 annually,
beginning April 1, 1962, and con
tinuing to 1997, and at the rate
of $2,000 annually from 1998 to
Each bid is to be on a form
furnished by the Local Govern
ment commission and must be
accompanied by a certified check
in the amount of $360.
l^he bonds art being sold with
the aproving opinion of Mitchell
and Pershing, New York bond
'John A. Stewart, 80, prominent
retired farmer of 706 We* Gold
street. Kings Mountain, died sud
denly Thursday morning around
12:45 o'clock In a Shelby hospi
tal after an Win em of only two
days. Funeral plans are awaiting
arrival of a son from California.
Mr. Stewart was an active chur
ch worker all his life and was a
charter member and elder of
Dixon Presbyterian church, near
Kings Mountain, which he help
ed organize recently. He had at*
tended church services titere on
Sunday. He also was one of the
founder* of Shlloh Prafeyterian
church at Grover
> A native of Rutherford county,
he was a son of the lake Mr. and
Mrs. John Stewart. His wife, the
former Misa Adelaide Ham bright,
died several years ago. ? V
He moved to the Dixon commu -
nlty many years ago add acquir
ed large land holdings. He was
also a textile worker at one tin*.
Survivors Include fiv% sons,
Hilbett, Dan, George and Chariee
Stewart, all of King* Mountain,
and Jtay Stewart of the U. S. Air
fore*, stationed In California, two
daughters. Mis. Ho wet d Haakin
bad Mrs. James Owens, of Kings
Mountain, nine grandchildren
and one great-grandchild. ' |
The-. North Carolina Little
Symphony under di?v-?k>n of
1*. Benjamin Swalln, will play
ft child ren's concert at Central
school auditorium en Wed no*
?rch 22, beginning at 2
W3m? announced this
Bridges To FQe
Answers To Suits
In Gold Matter
Glee A. Bridges, executor qt the
estate ol R. C. Goid, will file ans
wers this week to two Superior
Court suits which (i) seek recov
ery of certain bonds conveyed to
him by Mrs. Gold, and (3) seek
to recover two pieces of property
conveyed to him bv Mrs. Gold.
The suits, brought by Solon L.
Beam, Mrs. Golds' brother and
guardian by court appointment,
allege that Mrs. Gold was incom
petent at the time she made the
In theanswers, being drawn by
D. Z. Newton and J. R. Davis, at
'? torneys for Mr. Bridges, does not
1 deny the fact of the conveyances,
but does deny all other allega
tkms, including the allegation
tliat Mrs. Gold wgs mentally in
competent at the time the con
veyances were made and further
denying the allegation that the
executor was endeavoring to take
advantage of Mrs. Gold, pointing
out that Mr. Bridges had cared
for Mrs. Cold and the late Mr.
Gold before Mr. Gold's death, and
that, in accordance with the de
sires and intentions of the late
Mr. Gold, Mr. Bridges would con
tinue to properly care for Mrs.
Gold during the remainder of her
.The a rowers point out that
Mr. Gold's personal property and
realty were left to Mrs. Gold for
lifetime use, with the remainder,
at Mrs. Gold's death, to go to Mr.
The answers admit ' that Mrs.
Gold was not competent on San-,
uary 5, 1950, date Mr. Beam was'
appointed her guardian, but de
ny that she was incompetent on
the data* the conveyances "of
bonds and property wet* made.
Mr. Bridges further states In
"That on April 15, 1949, the on
ly money defendant had as ex
ecutor of the aforesaid Will was
$153 deposited In the First Na
tional Bank of Kings Mountain,
North Carolina; and that, in taik
funecal expenses and'odhwr debts
existing against the Estate of
It. C. Gold, deceased, he told her
that at that time that was the
only amount in cash he had be
longing to the Estate wkh which
to pay the debts and she suggest
ed about the bonds, and request
ed him to cash said bonds and to
pay therefrom the funeral ex
penses and hospkal hills and
some other indebtedness, and to
(Cont'd on page eight)
For Pvt Tluift |
Final interment rttee for Pri
vate Haskell Thrift, who wu kil
led in action ip. France on Nov- 1
ember 80, 1944, during World
War n, will be held m Mountain
Sect Cemetery Sunday afternoon
at 3 o'clock.
?Rev. E. O. Gore, pastor of Oak
View Baptfee church, and Rev.
Howard Haynes, of Pinevllle, will
officiate and members of (he A
merlcan Legion will serve as
honorary pallbearer*. : - i
1 A memorial eervioe wu held
on February IB, IMS, at Oak
Pvt, Thrift waa a member of
Co. C, 10th Armored Infantry bat
talion, when he waa killed. Be
had entered the service on April
5, 1944, and took Ma basic train
lng at camp Wheeler, Oa, He
went overseas In September, IBM.
He was employed at Phenlx
Mill No. 2 before entering service
and was a member of Oak View
His parents, Mr. and Mm El
ale Thrift, now live In Bock Hill,
Other survivor* include his
wife, Mrs. Pauline Hope Thrift,
and two daughters, Hazel Dorene
and Fauietta Thrift, all of Kings
Mountain, three brothers, Howard
and Irvht Thrirt, of Kock Hill, S.
IC., and Earl Thrift, o# Shelby, and
steers, Mrs. Rufus Hale
and Mrs. Waher Ratney, of JCfnga
Mountain, and Mrs. DanrM L. At
kins, of Bock Hill, S. C
Oliver W?IU Rites
Ta in H?U PrMm
iv bo neia rmpay
Funeral serri ees for OHvar
Wells, 74, tether of Bryant Wells;
Of Kings Mountain, and reikWnt
of Bethany will be held FMday
afternoon^* ^o'clock at ??than
. Mr. Walls aaecitfnbed Thursday
morning. His wife, the former
Mho Clara Ho*e, died several
ineh Me two I
sons, Woodrr>w Wells, Of Bethany, j
' ' Mlsa Ruby
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Town of Grover Requests K. M.
To Furnish It Fire Protection
CHARTER PRESENTED ? Harold England, is it. president of the
Kings Mountain High School Key Club, school service organisation.
Is shown receiving the clah'S charter troinUt. Chaflfei W: Armstrong,
of Salisbury, former president of Klwanls International. In brief re
marks at last Thursday nlgbf ? Klwanls meeting, at which Key club
members and their parents were guests. Dr. Armstrong commended
the Klwanls club for its work In organising the high school club.
P-.ior to the presentation, Kiwanlans and their guests beard an ad
dress by Charles Ervin. also of Salisbury, and a past Klwanls gov
ernor. Mr. Enrin urged continued effort at development of leader'
ship, declaring that America needs leadership more today than at
any time In its history.
Lions Will Entertain
Farmers on Tuesday
' ?f th? Kings Moun
tain Lions club will be hosts to
farmers of the area on Tuesday
night, at the annual L/fons Parm
er's Night banquet.
Feature of the evening will be
an address by L. Y. (Stag) Bal
lentlne, North Carolina commis
sioner of agriculture and former i
lieu tenant -goveronr. Mr. Sal
lentine is a practical farmer him
self, owning and operating a lar
ge farm near Raleigh.
Hal D. Ward, chairman of the
committee on arrangements, said
some 190 farmers of the area
have been invited to the banquet,
in addition to special guests, and
he anticipates a capacity crowd
at the meeting.
Dinner will be served at ^ o'
clock in the banquet room of the
farmers who have not yet re*
turned reservation cards are ask
ed to do so not later than Satur
day, in order that adequate res
ervations can be made, Mr. Ward
Kise* May Seek
h-v-p-' r ??? . -?A. ? - . ,
Kings Mountain was still look
ing tot a county commissioner
candidate this week, with the la
test political rumors listing L.
Arnold Kiser, currently a member
of the hospital board of trustees,
as a possibility.
In some quarters, the word waa
that Mr. Kiser was a "sure candi
date," but Mr. Kiser himself was
Though he idmitted he might
make the race, Mr. User said
the odds are against k.
Another name being mention
ed as a possible candidate was
thfet of H. Tom Fukon, former
mayor. ? ? > ?
'Thus far, no Kings Mountain
candidate has yet offered tor
any county office.
fob Open Again
The modi m*SMng?'i Job at
the Kings Mountain postoiflce
Is open again, according to an
nouncement by Postmaster W.
E. Blake ly, who rtported res- .
ignation of G. T. Bond.
Bids for the Job will fee ac
cepted through Saturday. Mar
ch 18, and application forms
may be obtained from the post
Under rules for the mail mes
senger position, the me seen- 1
ger must furnish an snclossd
truck which can be locked, for
the hauling of mail to ami fron\
Funeral services for Mrs. Velma
Iv*a Goforth, 27, who died at her
home on Ea*t Gold street last
Friday morning at 12:15 a. m.
were held at Allen Memorial Sap
dirt church, near Grover, Satur
day afternoon at 4 o'clock.
tRev. W. L. McSwain, pastor, of
ficiated, assisted by Rev. John
Hicks. Burial was In the church
Mrs. Goforth had been sick
with measles for five days and
suffered ? heart attack.
She was a native of York
County, S. C., and was theda ligh
ter of the late Solon C. Spake and
Mrs. Gertrude Whkworth Spake,
of Grover. She was a former
member of Mountain View Bap
tist church. ?
Survivors Include her hudMnd,
Denni* L. Goforth, her mother,
three children, Dennis, Sara Mae
and Geraldine, of the home, four
brother*, William and Roy Spake
of Xl?te Mountain, and Ralph
and James Spake, of Gtovtc,
thfee sisters, Jessie Mae and Al
Ma Spake, of Graver, and Mrs.
Ill 11 Chapman, of feck Hill, S.
Legion Completes Arrangement:
To Purchase Herndon Bnilding
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Otte D. Gf*n fcm 195, Ameri
can Legion, has oompUM to
ranjeemenfte for the pi*tch*M> of
the Ileradon Building off Yot*
load, to be irti'.tW m ? Lofton
Announcement of the comple
tion of arrangements wu made
try Commander Paul Mauney at
the poat* monthly
?ion Monday night
Conrtdevatlon was not an
The Legion haa keen using the
birtlding, formerly Tracy M<*;in
ntm garage, for Die put awwral
"Under argreement with t. z.
Kerndon, the Legion pom. tt to
saursarr" - *?
other business at the meeting
* **Poit on prospects for
the 1950 Legion Junior baseball
team by C. T. Carpenter,
?Bomber of the athletic commit
k wo announced that the reg
ular weekly square danoe would
[he held on Friday night begin
ning mt 8 oVIock, and thgJvT a
chicken supper would be held on
Saturday night from f to 9 o'
The city board of commission
ers considered without action
Wednesday a request from the
I Town of Grover for fire protec
It wag the major business of
the regular March session, and
follows notification of Grover by
Shelby that the county seat city
will no longer supply fire pro
tection to outlying communities.
Fire CCiief Gratiy King appear*
! ed before the board to inform the
commissioners of the request. He
explained that on an out-of-town
call (the fire department cur.
[rently answers calls to an out
j lying area provided certain bonds
i have been posted), only one
1 truck and six men are Used.
| He recommended that, if the
City of Kings Mountain agrees to
accept Grover calls, that suffi
ent charges be made to cover
costs of -paying volunteer fire
men and use and maintenance
of equipment, arid- further offered
I the opinion that the best arrange
ment the Town of Grover could
make would be the purchase of
hose and installation of proper
Paul Mauney, . on behalf of
Nelsler Mills' Pauline plant, ap
peared before -the board to ask re
placement of a four-inch water
line on Walker street, pointing
out that Nelsler could not now
get sufficient insurance coverage
on i(hi* plant, due to Insufficient
water pressure. After the board
stated a lack of money for repla
cement, and after a survey of the
water line system in this area,
Mr. Mauney indicated that the
mill itself would Install the line
on the South side of Walker
street. The board, In turn, agreed
to writs *&? stete highway de
partment for right-of-way per.
mission. Walker street is owned
and maintained by the state
Otherwise the board disposed
of routine business, passing resb*
lutlons for sale of $18,000 in water
and sanitary sewer bonds
on March 21, and to provide for
tax refunds to J. E. Herndon in
the amount of $126 and to Gres
ham Thorn.nbUTg in the amount
of $28.00, correcting a clerical er
ror in the instance of Mr. Hern
don's 1949 tax hill, and refund
ing to Mr. Thornburg for a house
(Cont'd on page eight )
To Be Repeated
. The Kings Mountain Junior
Chamber of Commerce, following
successful showing Tuesday
night of "Jaycee Minstrels of
1950" will do a "by popular de
mand" repeat performance of the
show at t!>e high school auditori
um Saturday night, March 18.
, Announcement was made yes
terday by Jaycee officials, who
alsc announced that the repeat
performance would be at lower
prices of 35 cents for students
and 50 cents to r adults.
It was also announced that the
Minstrel Parade, rained out Tues
day afternoon, would be conduct
ed on the afternoon of March 18
at 3 o'clock.
Tuesday night's showing, pre
sented before a crowd of more
than 500, was reeled off in 90
minutes of rapid -fire entertain ?
ment which brought frequent
laughter and applause from the
Among the high lights, in ad*
dktlon to minstrel -type Jokes spun
at the expense of several promt*
netn citizens by the black faced
minstrel men, .were solo rendi
d it tons by -D. D. (Salty) Saunders,
B. S. Peeler, Jr., and Miss Betty
Mr. Saunders, in A1 Jol. son -type
(Cont'd on page eight)
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fining vity manager
?ftsuMsa tbe need l? ampler
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