City Limits (1940 Census) 6.574.
Immediate Trading Ana 15.000
(IMS Ration ftond Figures)
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
VOL. 61 NO. 14
Expansion of Board
A total of $177.08 was collec
ted from parking meters Wed
nesday representing the regu
,ler weekly collection according
to a report by City Clerk S. A.
Crouse. ?' . 'ri;'-,:"
LEGION SQUARE DANCE
Regular weekly square dance
of Otis D. Green Poet 135, 'A*
merioan Legion, will be held
at the Legion Building from 8
p. m. to midnight Friday. The
affair is open to the public.
Hie annual senior class play,
which has been announced for
Aprila?, will be fie.d on Fri
poMrtfeg ?o an
nouneemtat by JtaMell Lane,
Oentrarl school principal.
Rev. Lyman F. Lance, presi
dent of the North Carolina ooi.
ference of the Wesleyan Me
thodist church, will deliver the
sermon at First Wesieyan Me
thodist church here at 11 o'clock
Sunday morning. It was an
nounced by the pastor, Rev. J.
Rev. C. Wesley Lovin, pastor
of Firestone Wealeyan Metho
dist church, will speak to mem
bers of the Kings Mountain
Ministerial association at*
meeting of the organization
Monday morning at 10 o'clock
at St. Matthew's Lutheran
Building permits were issu
ed to E. T. Plotton Tuesday for
construction at five new five
room houses on Oriental ave
nue at an estimated cost of
$12,000. Permit was issued on
Wednesday to Murphy Hill for
construction of a new seven
room brick house on West King
street, estimated cost $20,000.
The weekly Saturday night
supper of Otis D. Green Poet
155, American 'Legion, will fea
ture a menu of ham and eggs,
according to the \freekly an
nouncement of club activities
by Commander Paul Mauney.
Supper will be served to "iem
ben and other eligible veter
ans at the Legion Building be
tween the hours of 6:30 and 9
TO HEAR CANDIDATE
Charles ?. Hamilton, of Gas
tonia, candidate lor the 11th
"district Democratic Congres
sional nomination, will speak
to mem bers of the Kings Moun
tain Lions clyb at their regu
lar meeting at the Woman's
Club Tuesday night at seven
?o'clock. Announcement was
, made by Hilton Ruth, program
chairman. Mr. Hamilton will
be the third of four candidates
tor the office to address the
elub. Wood row Jones and J.
Nat Hamrick having previous
dy made addresses to the Lions,
^Sp^iDngs Mountain golf
ers are planning to attend the
?emi-Hirl and final rounds of
the Augusta, Ga., Masters tount-1
ament this w?*end.
Tie group plans to leave Sat
urday morning and catch the
Saturday semi-final 18 hols* and
the Sunday finals, ?lso 16 holes.
His group lncidHfcs Buck Press
Trtly Shuford, Amos Dean, Carl
(t^Fattsfw. k'oS* and
BL O. (Toby) Williams.
For 5-Man Body
Creation of a five-man board
of Cleveland County commission
ers appeared assured this week,
a s the present three-member
board unanimously passed a res
olution Monday favoring the ex
pansion of board membership.
In the resolution, according to
report of the Shelby Daily Star,
the commissioners requested the
representatives of the General
Assembly of 1951 to introduce
legislation .to bring about the
The commissioners also sug
gested that the county be zoned
into districts by township, with
each of the five zones to be as
nearly equal in population as
? . ? . ji ' ? '
According to the plan advanc
ed, one commissioner would be
elected from each zone, though
the election would be "at large,"
that is, ail citizens of the county
would vote for one commissioner
from each district or zone.
It was also suggested by the
commissioners that machinery be
worked out for interim appoint
ment of two 'members of the
board, on enactment Off the legis
The legislation would come be
fore the General Assembly as a
"looal" hill. Action by the Gen
eral Assembly, while mandatory
for passage, is usually perfunc
'tory, when both representatives
seek passage of a local b#l
Appearing before the board at
its Monday meeting in support
of the proposal were Senator Lee
B. Weathens, Representative B.
- Falls, Jr., and Glee A. Bridges
and Arnold Klser.
Members of the county board
of commissioners are Zeb V.
Cline, chairman, A. C. Brackett
and H. W. McKinney.
Choir To Sing
The Holy City"
' The choir of Central Methodist
church win sing Alfred Gaul's
"The Holy City," In a special
Good Friday program at the
church on Friday evening at 8
, ?ol?fc9ts w111 be featured
in the two-part choral presenta
tion. They are Miss Betty Falls,
James Throneburg, Burlie Peel
er, Jr., Miss Dotty Smith and Mlas
Betty Cash, members of the chair,
and Franklin Pethel, guest soli
The program lists Miss Bonnie
Mcintosh as organist and choir
director, Miss Barbara Gault, as
sistant organist, and Miss Jean
ene Hallman, as guest pianist
The pootlude will be Bach's
"Concerto in A Minor."
Members of the choir are; So
pranos ? Jo Ann Falls, Shirley
Falls, Winifred Fulton, Barbara
Gault, Elizabeth Hunt, Patsy Jol
ly, Jean Cash, Betty Fall#, Dotty
Smith and Betty Wilson; Altcs
Mra. Y. F. Throneburg, Mm. J. B.
Psy*nr, Betty Cash, Barbara
Grantham, Jo Anr. Wright, Mrs.
Eugene Goforth; Tenors ? Arth
Peeler, Jr., and
Bill Allea l Ben Goforth, Jr.!
The Cleveland Coynty elections
board this week announced the
boundaries of the newly created
Beth -Ware precinct, which will
be used as a voting place tor the
first time in the May 27 primary
The new precinct is carved
principally out of the former
West Kings Mountain precinct,
and it means that all eligible vo
ters living within the new bound
aries will cast their votes at the
new polling place. While thej
board has not designated the lo
cation of the polling places, it is
assumed that the voting will be
conducted at Beth-Ware school
C. H. Hendrix, board chairman, j
said the new voting precinct was
created on request by "a number
of citizens in the Beth-Ware
area." He added that the addition
of the precinct would serve to al
leviate voting -day jum-ups at
the West Kings Mountain box.
The boundaries of Beth -Ware
precinct toltow: '
"BEGINNING with United
States Highway No. 74 at the
Bridge over Buffalo Creek; thence
north up Buffalo Creek to Muddy
East to the Oats Place; thence
East with Kings Mountain and
Waco Road to Ebenezer School;
thence South to Putnam's Store;
thence South to R. F. Elam's Rock
Houoe; thence Southeast to O. A.
Rhea Farm; thence Southeast to
Rufus Phifer"*; thence Southwest
to Old Kings Mountain and G ro
ver Highway; thence with this
highway southwest to Long
Branch; thence West with Long
Branch to Beason's creek, and
with Beason's Creek to Buffalo
Creek; and thence up Buffalo
Creek to Highway 74, the Be
Qaota Is $250
Kings Mountain's quota in the
nation-wide fund campaign for
the National Cancer Society will
be $750 it was announced this
week by Mrs. J. H. Arthur, who
will serve as chairman of the
Other members of the cam
paign committee are Mrs. Au
brey Mauhey, co-chairman, Mrs.
Hayne Blackmer and Mrs. L. E.
The cancer fund drive is an an
nual project of the senior Wo
man's Club. Last year, Kings
Mountain over-subscribed its
quota by $500.
The Cleveland county quota Is
Mrs. Arthur said the drive be
gins throughout the nation on
April 10. ?
Fundi* raised in the campaign
are used for research in efforts
to find methods of curing the
"Kings Mountain has been
most generous In supporting this
campaign in the past," Mrs. Ar
thur said. "Certainly the need is
great. Other diseases have been
virtually stamped out, and there
Is good possibility for eliminating
cancer as a killer if sufficient
funds are provided."
Mrs. Hold's Father
Mm; Bit? Held
Funeral rites for Winfred T.
Turner, 54, father of Mrs. Forrest
Hord of Kings Mountain, were
held at Bethlehem Baptist chur
ch, Gastonia, Thursday after
v Mr. Turner, a Gastonia cab op
erator, was pronounced dead at
Memorial hospital, Charlotte, af
ter M ng Involved in a traffic ac
cident. Death was attributed to
a heart attack. The accident oc
curred in Charlotte ?bout 1 o'
Correct Guess of City
Census Is Worth $15;
The Herald is announcing to
day a one-week contest whereby
some Number 1 or Number 5
Township citizen may win $lf?.
The rules are very simple. Mere ?
ly guess the official 1960 census
for the City of Kings Mountain.
A blank for the convenience, of
citizens who wish, to mail in their
guess Is printed below. Persons
entering the contest should be
sure that the blanks are filled in
l%gibly and correctly.
The rules of the contest:
(1) Contest closes at 5 p. m.
Friday. April 14/1950. (Mail en
tries must bear postmarks not la
ter than this hour and date.)
(2) The contest is open to all ci
tizens of No. 4 Se 5 Townships,
with the exception of the Imme
diate families of the several
enumerators in the Kings Moun
tain area and employees of thej
Kings Mountain Herald and their |
(3) Entries must be on the
blank printed in today's edition
of the Herald, or on copies of the
blank which are obtainable at 1
the Herald office on S. Piedmont
(4) In case of a tie, the $15
prize will be divided equally a
mong the winners. I
? (5) Should .none guess the ex
act number, the person or per
sons closest to the official 1950
j census figure for Kings Moun
| tain will be declared winner of
(6) The award will be made as
quickly as the official census fi
gure is announced.
(7) The. contest is not open to
children under 12 years qt age.
Fill In This Blank-Win $15
KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD,
Kings Mountain, N. C.
My estimate of the official population' of the City of
Kings Mountain for 1950 is
Street address .
?Gity. . .v.V..vV;t v......
(Mall or bring this blank to the Kings Mountain Herald,
Kings Mountain, N. C. Entries mutt be received not later than
5 p. m. Friday, April 14, 1950, or postmarked not later than
that hour and date Please typewrite information above or
print It legibly.) i
"We need to take every func
tion out of Washington that can
be taken out and put them in the
states and we need to take ev
ery function out of the states and
put them into local govern J
ments. We need to bring back to
the people their government so
they can watch it"
Those were the closing words
by J. Nait Hamrick, 11th district
congressional candidate, in a
speech delivered at the regular I
meeting of the Junior Chamber of j
Commerce Tuesday night at the |
Mr. Hamrick congratulated the
Junior Chamber of Commerce on
Itfe national campaign In favoi
of the Hoover Commission bills
and cite# several facts included
in that report in picturing the I
"Frankenstein" present federal
"We have allowed our govern
ment to grow too big ? we have
dodged our responsiblHtles in al
lowing this "Frankenstein" to he
created," he said. "America
sprang from free men under the
only new form of government ev
er recorded. England, under the
rule of William, The Conqueror,
did not advance In 700 years of
pianned economy but in 164 years '
this newest Idea at government '
has seen this country prosper and
advaneo as no other ever has
The biggest threat to our free
dom and individual energy and
initiative, the things that have
made America what is is today,
is the present size of our govern
ment," he continued.
W. Faison Barnes introduced
Several committee reports were
made prior to Mr. Hamrick 's ad
dress, including report of the
W. S. FuMon, Jr., chairman,
read the nominating committee
report which fisted Mr. Barnes
for president; Dr. D. F. Hord, for
first vice-president; Ralph (Fros
ty) Spearman, for eeoond vice
president; Dean Payne, for secre
tary; I. Ben Ooforth, Jr., for treas
ure*; Yates Harbinson, tot ser
gearit-at-arras; C. F. Thomasson,
Fred Weaver and ? 'SMS1.
Curdy, for directors; and
(Stumpy) Houser for (tie remain
ing one year of Dr. Hord'e dkec
l$V(Cora'd on page eight)
Will Be Holiday __J
OPENS OFFICE HERE ? Dr. L. T.
Anderson, above, native of Glen
wood. Iowa, announced this week
opening of hit office In the Mor
rison Building for the practice of
1 1 . 0 . V
Dr. L. T, Anderson announced
this week opening of of/ices in
Kings Mountain for the practice
.His office will be located up
stair* in the Morrison building on
Battleground road. *
A veteran of past war In which
he served overseas for three
years, Dr. Anderson graduated
from Lincoln Chiropractic Col
lege, Indiannapolis, Ind., and
tool: post graduate work at Logan
Chiropractic -College, St. Louis,
He successfully completed the
North Carolina state board exam
ination in Raleigh in May 1949.
Dr. Anderson is a native of
Gieenwood, Iowa, and now re
sides at the home of Mrs. Edith
Goforth, on South Piedmont av
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He ts tingle, to a maeofi, and Is
a member of the * Mettiodiet
Men of the First Baptist church
are being invited to attend a
supper meeting at Hie church
hext Wednesday night *t seven
o'clock, for the purpose at f own
ing ? Men's Brotherhood organ!
Announcement was Made >Njp
Ollie Harris, chairman of the
committee promoting the organic
stated that Horace Bason,
Bsptist leader. - and other
Deed Of Trust
For legion Home
Commander Paul Mauney an
nounced at the regular month iy
?ftin? * Olts D. Green Poll
155, the American J.egion, held
m/J VL nifht' ,hat ^e post had
made the first payment on the
building on Last Gold street
5k oi neM<s highlighted
the meeting at which several oth.
er important items of club buis
ness were discussed
n,.^LClU,b VOtfd 10 increase the
number of meetings per month to
two and to hrfve a party with Le
gion Auxiliary members and wiv
gSsto VWerans 40 be invited
Finance Officer D. D. Saunders
dub's financial report
and Membership Officer John W
Gladden reported a total of 312
members signed for this year.
Commander Mauney as voted
authority to appoint a nomlnat
ue<; and named Sam
Coiiins as chairman and Hoyle
ar w- * ,D~> b-???
Announcement was made that!
an!^ual state convention
wou^d be held in Charlotte June
ed 10 members to the athletic
^m^te, h*?ded by Athletic Of.
S iTa , nlJ: They were W,
S. friil ton, Jr., Grady Howard
Sm J /hllllps- Mr Mabry, Mr!
Jfenn^f u James
? m p. ' ? (Toby) Williams, I
N. M. Farr and C. T. Carpenter,
Jl ^ announced that the
entry notice with the
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n2?? ??ra Harrl?. Charlotte1
News garden consultant and
wde!y know magazine writer,;
will discuss "Continuity of
Bloom in the Shrubbery and 1
Flower Border ' in a special pro
gram at City Hall courtroom Tues i
day night at 7:30. j
Miss Harris Will show koda
chrone slides demonstrating the !
possibility afld practicability of I
hd'- garlWl8 for continuous
blooming throughout the year j
Many of the pictures were taken
in the garden "For Pity's Sake " I
restored by Mrs. Charles A Can- '
non, of Concord. <
Miss Harris, who spoke to
members of the Woman's Club
here some five years ago- is
speaking on a pragrom arranged
Club Mountain Garden
a^U1?n to her work for the
Charlotte News, Mrs. Harris
. *m<*uhly column called
Living for Young Homemakers"
seije, and hos previously done
articles for several other nation
- V*e Club is extending
an invitation to aH citizens inter
Harris gaTdenfng 40 hea'- Mrs.
Byron Keeter, lieutenant gov
ernor of Kiwants division I, was
to make the address of the ev
enirtg at the Kiwanis dub here
Thursday night. It was Mr.
Keeter's "official" visit to his
E?s,cr . 0t 6:1^
M iii m* -
FOP CONSTABLE ? Clarence O.
Myers, above, has announced that
he U peeking the Democratic
nomination for No. 4 Township,
subject to the May 27 primary. \ i
Constable Post |
Another candidate wa a in and
another out this week in thej
Number 4 township constable
race for the May 27 Democratic
primary, but the total of candi1
dates remained the same.
- ? ' *
Incumbent Warren Ellison, who
won the post two years ago, an- 1
nounced his withdrawal from the
race, and Clarence G. Myers,
: Kings Mountain sign painter, an
I nounced he was running for the
I Job. ,
Other candidates are Former
Constable Will Bteekburn, now a
member of the city police force, 1
and Marion D. Blackwtfll.
It was a reasonably quiet j
week in county politics, with the
exception of the withdrawal of
O. Max Gardner, Jr., as a candi
date for the North Carolina Sen~
This announcement was fol
lowed by another, from Clyde No- 1
lan, of Shelby, that he Would
seek the Senate seat.
Mr. Nolan, currently chairman
of the Cleveland County Demo
cratic organization is welt
known in political circles throu
ghout the county. He is a Shelby
realtor. Mr. Gardner announced
withdrawal due to ill health, and
is now in New York under treat
Other actions included the an
nouncement of Mrs. Lillian E.
Newton that she would seek re
election as county treasurer, and
payment of the filing fee by L.
T. Hamrick, Jr., Shelby lawyer,
who hrfd previously announced
he would seek re-election as
Principal rumor of the week
wis that Robert Morgan, of Shel
by, would oppose Incumbent B.
T. Falls, Jr., for Representative to
the General Assembly.
Deadline for filing notice of
candidacy with the county elec
tions board is April 15.
Newcomb To Address Kiwanians.
Guests At Ladies Night Event
KIWAHtt mAm ? Alan H.
Meweomb. of Colombia, 4. C, will
annaal Ladios Night ?anquet of
the Kings M?mMi Elwanli
club noxt IWfter alfht, Mr.
Nmomb ii ? World Wbt II
. RcguMr session of City Re
carder's court has been ail noun
Sftf Iff Tuesday of
1 * JB* 1
Alan H. Newcomb, author, ac
tor, and radioman, will be the
featured speaker at the annual
Ladles Night Banquet of the ;
Kings Mountain Kiwanla club,
according to announcement this ;
week by Aubrey Mauney, Chair
man of the program committee.
The banquet will be held at the
Woman's Oiub next Thursday
HNgtlglftt 6:45 and A capacity
crowd is expected to be present
IpF jfy-^Went, one of the club'a
major annual programs.
Newcomb is a former ar
my bomber pilot, Who was ?hot
down in the Ruhr area in 1944.
He was captured by the Germans
and spent several months in pris
on. During this time, he kept a
complete diary, which later be
came a book "Vacation with
Pay," a story featuring the hu
morous aspects of prison life.
Mr. Newcomb is now on the
staff of Radio Station WIS, Col
umbia, S.C. W ' ; t
His address to the Kiwanla La
dle* Night gathering will be en-;
titled "The P.fyohology of Laugh
Member* of the committee on
arrangement for the event, hi ad
dition to Mr. Mauney, are Hunter
Neisler, foe Lee Woodward. Ar
nold turner, and W. G. Grantham.
for the iff.ilr wttl In> ..j.
Kings Mountain's annual com
munity wide Easter SUnrise Ser
vice will bo held at Memorial
Park of Mountain Rest Cemetery
Easter morning, beginning at
The annual program is presen
ted and sponsored by the Kings
Mountain Ministerial associa
Rev. G. W. Fink, pastor of
Grace Methodist church, will de
liver the Easter message. His
subject will be "The Conquering
The service will open with a
15-minute concert by the Kings
Mountain school, band, under di
rection of Joe Hvdgtn, and will
feature special Easter music by
the Kings Mountain Choral o>
-eiety, Under direction of Franklin
Pethel. The 50 -voice choral socie
ty will sing "Christ Is Risen,
Citisens driving their auto-.
. mobiles to the Easter Sunrise
Service at Mountain Rest ceme
tery's Memorial Park should
enter the cemetery at the Dill
ing street gate, according to
announcement this week. Pisa*
ty of parking space is te be
found within the cemetery
grounds. Motorists are asked to
follow directions of Boy Scouts,
who will direct txafllc.
"The Day of Resurroctlon," "Now
Is Come the Salvation of Our
God," and "1 Know That My Re
Central Methodist church and
president of the Ministerial as
sociation, wlM give the invoca
tion, and Rev. L. C.?Pinnix, pas
tor of First Baptist church, will
read the Scripture. Rev. W. L.
Preasly, pastor of Boycc Memorial
ARP church wil.1 offer the Easter
prayer, and the benediction will
be pronounced by Rev. Harry E.
Crump, pastor of First Church of
In event of rain, the .service will
be held at the high school audi
A large crowd is expected to at
tend the annual Easier service.
Counting the noses of Kings
Mountain cltizerA wa.^ continu
ing this week.
The corps of census enmeratois
in Utfa area was hard at work en
deavoring to tally each man, wo
man and child in addition to va
rious and sundry other Informa
tion from every fifth person in
Hoyt Cunningham, 11th district
census director, said reports were
stlil sparse at his office, but that
the job was going along well. On
ly town In the district where the
census Job had already been com
pleted was the little community
of Delhrtew In Gaston county. To
tal popoulatlon was seven.
Original estimates "were that
urban area counting would re
( Cont'd on page eight)
In the end of the sabbaUwas
it began to dawn toward the
first day of the week, came
Mary Magdalene and the oth
er Mary to see the sepulchre.
And. behold, there was a
great earthquake: for the angel
of the Lord descended from
heaven, and came and rolled
back the stone from the deer,
and sat upon it '
Bis countenance was like
lightning, and his raiment
white as snow:
And for fear of him the keep
ers did shake, and became as
And the angel answered and
said unto the women. Pear not
ye: for I know that ye took
Jesus, which was crucified.
He is not here: for he is ris
en, as be said. Come, see the
place wfeere the Lord lay.
And go quickly, and tell his
disciples that ho Is risen from
the dead; and behold, he goeth
before you into Galilee; there
-?pi see him: lo. 1 have tflflp
And they departed quickly
from the sepulchre with fear
and great Joy; and did run t?
hriiiq h.? dlsr word.
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