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Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday. May 5. 1950 Established 1889 PRICE FIVE CENTS
? Rhyn* colteg* Acapalla choir. will slug a special
: at Si XattiHWi Lutheran church Sunday ultwuoou at 4:30. Th? public is invited to
Parking meter receipts for the
week which ended at noon
Wednesday totaled $165.68 ac
cording to a *epor$ from City
Clerk S. A. Grout*.
The annual Junior - Senior
Banquet of Kings Mountain
high echool wlil be held at Cen
tral ' ediwl ^ahfterta Iftrtday
night, beginning at 8 o'clock.
A. A. MEETING
The Kings Mountain group of
Alcoholics Anonymous will
hold an open meeting on Thurs
day evening, May 11, at sight
o'clock in the Fellowship hall
at First Presbyterian church.
The public is Invited to attend,
It was announced. ':.S : '
ON HONOR BOLL
Sue Seism, of Kings Moun
tain, was among the 88 Gard
ner - Webb college students
who made the honor roll Cor the
second Mx weeks of the current
semester, according to announ
cement from the school regis
The menu for the^regular Sat
urday night supper of Otis D.
Green Powt 155, . American Le
gion, will feature fried chicken,
according to announcement
this week. Sapper wHl be serv
ed from 6:30 to 9 p.;ip^ > ; V
t' Clarlflse Smith, of Kings
Mountain high school, was first
pl?ce winner in the recitation
division of the annual Lenoir -
Rhyne college Forensic contests
held at Hickoiif April 28. Miss
Smith, reciting the Teli-'flaJe
Heart,5' won a gold medal a&u
S30 scholarship to the college.
TO Attend convention
'?C Dr. L. T. Anderson, Kings
Mountain,, ehira praetor, will
attend the annual North Caro
lina Chiropractic convention to
be feek* at the Sedgefield Inn.
Greertshoro.ililay 12th and 13th.
Dr. Anderson said hie office
would be closed whdle he i* at
tending this convention. ' ".
The cut-oil ii being made so
that tho department can ro
place several primary wires la
the west-^de areo.
The department scheduled
this work for last Sunday aft
eidoon bat the noon storm of
that day knocked out so many
transformers that the crows
wore kept busy getting them
hack into operation and did not
get to ti^seheduted Job. _
Held On Monday
f Funeral services for Franklin
Grady Watteroon, who died at his
home on York road Sunday after- j
noon after an illness of several
weeks, were held Monday at 4 p.
ni. at Central Methodist church.
Rev. J. H. Brendall officiated
and burial was in Mountain Rest.
Cemetery. ^ ' -
Mr. Watterson was a native of
Kings Mountain and was. the son
of the late Noah F. Watteraon
and Soma Ida Goforth. He was
employed at Crawford's Market.
Survivors include Ms wife,
Mrs. Lorna Williams Watterson
four daughters. Miss Louise Wat
terson and Miss Betty Watterson,
of the home, Mrs, Charles Dick, of
Ooiumfcus, Ohio, and Mm. E. Car
lyle West, Of Charlotte, one son,
Grady Watterson, jr., a brother,
Charles K. Watterson, of Char
lotter, four sisters, Mrs. M. M.
Barber, of Chattanooga, Tenn.,
Mrs. Jessie Klser, of Charlotte,
and Mi*. L A. Hoke and Mrs. M.
H. Biser, of King* Mountain, and
five grandchildren .
Active pallbearers at the serv
ces were Marvin Goforth Hall Go
forth, Clarence Carpenter, Wilson
Crawford, Harold Crawford and
J. Pat Tlgnor.
A dinner-dance will feature
regular monthly ekib night ac
tivities at the Kings-. -Mountain
Country Club Saturday evening
according to announcement lee
terday by Claude . Hambright,
chairman of the committee on
Dinner wlil b? served at eight
o'clock; with dancing to begin
at 9 o'clock. Frank Trevaithan
and his orchestra will furnish
music fox the dance.
To Sing Hen
The Acapella Choir of Lenoir
Rhyne college, Hickory, will pre
sent a concert off sacred music at
St Matthew's Lutheran church on
Sunday afternosn, May 7th, at
4:30. The choir is under the dlrec
tion of Professor Kenneth B. Lee,
head, of the Iviuaic department of
The program will include:
"Miser icordias Domini," Du
rante; "Come, Let Us Sing To The
Lord," Schvedoff; "Echo Song," Di
Lasso; "Awake! (Die Melstersin
ger)," Wagner; "God's Son Has
Made Me Free," Grieg; "Even
ing," Dyson; Tune Thy Music To
Thy Heart/" Rowley; -Alleluia;'
Thompson; "O Day Full of Grace,'
Weyse; "Built On A Rock," Und
eman ? Christiansen; "Welcome,"
Christiansen; "Lullaby on Christ
mas Eve," Christiansen; "Wake,
Wake," Nicolai - Christiansen.
The public is invited to attend
this program. '
Club Golfers Hit
Kings Mountain Country Club
golfers are schedule to face the
Ruthcrfordton County club golf
team in a match over the Ruth
erfordton course Wednesday aft
ernoon. . *
All club golfers desiring to
make the trip are urged to con
tact Buck Press] ey, club profes
slonal, as soon as possible.
The Kings Mountain team had
an off-Wednesday tills week as
the other tour teams hi the Pied
mont Golf Association loop were
Building permits were issued
\$t City HaH "this week to W.
A. Childers, on Wednesday, for
addition of a room, $800; to S.
T. Cooke, on Monday, for ad
dition of two rooms, (900; and
to R. O. Hamrick, on Saturday,
for construction of a new five
;?m dwelling on Linwood
road, cost $2,500. An error was
noted in a permit Issued on
AfirH 14th to Fred Wright, jr..
Mr. Wright secured a permit to
construct a large storage build
ing at his Mock yard on South
Cansler street, rather than an
addition to his home
Call Of Church
At Drew, Miss.
? 1 i
Rev. L. C. Pinnix, pastor of First
Baptist church since November
1944, announced from the pulpit
at evening services Sunday that
he was resigning th$ local postor
ate to accept a call to the Baptist
church at Drew, Miss.
The congregation accepted the
resignation with 'regrets.
Mr. Pinnix tendered his resig
nation, effective June 4, and said
he expected to move his family to
their new home soon thereafter.
The Drew church is a 'large ru
ral church of 722 members, and
Mr. Pinnix's acceptance of the
call to this cnurch enables him
to return to his native .state. Mrs.
Pinnix is also a native of Mississ
Mr. Pinnix came to Kings
Mountain as pastor of the local
church from Jacksonville, N. C.,
where he had served for six years.
He had previously served as as
sistant pastor at a Baptist church
in Burlington I?r two years, fol
lowing liia wmptetion of teal ninir
at the Baptist seminary in Louis
During Mr. Pinnix' tenure as
pastor in Kings Mountain, the
First Baptist church has shown
much progress. It numbers some
630 members and is currently ma
king a large addition to its edu
Kings Mountain Democratic
precinct meetings were as quiet
as customary Saturday, as only
a few persons ?M*Nusd.-4o help
choose precinct committee#; ;
Principal change was at East
Kings Mountain precinct, where
Ollie Harris was elected chair
man, succeeding Martin Harmon.
Others elected at East Kings
Mountain were Mrs. Humes
Houston, vice-president. Otto
Guyton, J. E. Mauney and Faison
At West Kings Mountain, J. K.
Willis- was re-elected chairman:
Others named were Mrs. J. N.
Gamble, vice-chairman, Hugh Or
mand, H. B. Jackson and Martin
A precinct committee was elec
ted for the first time at Beth
Ware, where a precinct was re
cently created. J. W. Watteison
was named chairman. Mrs. La
mar Herndon, vice-chaarman, and
other members elected were J. C.
Randall, H. A. Goforth and Lamar
. All the precinct committeemen
are expected to attend the Cleve
land County Democratic conven
tion fit. the courthoum; in Shelby
on Saturday afternoon at two o'
clock. D. Z. Newton, Shelby at
torney, will make the keynote ad
dress. Principal business of the
convention is to name delegates
to the state Democratic conven
tion to be held in Raleigh on May
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To Honor Mothers
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thers present at mornirg services
on Sunday, May 14 at Central Me
thodist church, will receive spe
cial gifts, it was announced by
the pastor, Rev. J. H. Brendan.
A; the special Mother's Day
service, theoidest mother present
Mil w orchid , and the
youngest mother will also rccelve
a gift, Mr. Brendall said
MAT QUEEN ? Jean Cash, dau
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. David E.
Cash, was crowned May Queen at
the annual May Day program
presented at ths high school gym
nasium Tuesday night Miss
Cash was also winner of tho
Schoolmaster** modal in tho
county-wide reading contest hold
rocontty at Gaxdner-Wsbb col
t3M Attend |
May Day Bites |
More than 1,300 persons over
flowed the high school gymnas
ium Tuesday night tor the annu
al May Day program presented
by the girls' physical education
classes, under direction of Mrs.
Theme of the program was
"American Holidays," expressed
through special dances by vari
The program opened with the
crowning of Jean Cash as, the
'TJueen of May," with Kelly Wea
ve. -doing the narration
The dances and activities por
trayed New Year's Day, St. Val
entine's Day, Washington's Birth
day, St. Patrick's Day, April
Fool's bay, Mardl Gras, Easter,
May Day, Ihdependence Day,
Hallowe'en, Thanksgiving and
Participants in the program
were Gay Bennett, r.aid-of-honor,
Joyce Allen and Doris Dixon,
flower girls for the queen, Grace
Connor and Jimmy Belt, train
bearers, Andfls Grants, crown
bearer, Dianne Limerick, flower
girl tor maid of honor, and Gene
Attendants and escorts were:
Nora Jane Deese and OlUe Har
ris, Ma*hie Miller and Dickie
Webb, Frances Sisk and Houston
Smith, Marcelen Spake artd Del
vin Huffstetler, Faylene Falls and
Harold England, Barbara Gault
and Richard Whke, PeggyClonln
ger and Bill Allen, Rheta Gamble
and Billy Shytle, Ruth Dettmar
and Roy Moore, and Cornelia
Gantt and Grady Tate.
The 9helby Community Concert
association is conducting its an
mial membership campaign dur
ing this week and A. A. Powell,
president of the organization ex
tendsjlo aR Sfrtdente of Kings
fountain and vicinity * oordial
invitation to become members
And attend teh series of concert
attractions by world-famous ar
tists to be presented in Shelby
during the coming season.
Mrs. W. B. Logan and B. S. Peel
er, Jr., are local chairmen for the
drive and membership cards may
be obtained from them during
this week only. Members may At
tend all concerts to be presented
In Shelby as well a? those given
toy other Community Concert or
ganizations sud> - ?*- Gastonia,
York, Hickory, Gaffney, and oth
ers during next season for the
membe-*hlp fee of $6.00 for
adult* and $3.00 lor students.
ing concert attractions will he
-pMmted in Shetby next season
according <o Mr. Powell and the
auditorium Is already over one
half sold out. Kings Mountain res
flMfiMwa, therefore, urged ?'IB
contact Mr? Logan or Mr. Pee!
?r#|^Wlt?|U>Ie in order to
seats tor the
Wo memberships wf!l be avail -
able after the campaign closes
pa Saturday afternoon and no tic
*m wiH be sold for Individual
Changes at the Kfftgs Mountain
ixxstofftce as a result of the recent
economy order of Postmaster
General Jes9e R. Donaldson In
clude, in addition to suspension
of twice- a -day mall deliveries,
several other changes in opera-*
tlon at teh poistofflce.
The curtailment order resulted
in separation of one substitute
employee and forced consolida
tion of . the. three city carrier
routes into two routes. In addi
tion, one service window was clo
sed and, most of the time, one
clerk serves both a stamp window
and the parcel post window, Post
master W. E. Blakely said yester
Revision of carrier routes means
that Carriers Wiley Bianton and
Stokes Wright now are regular
carriers on all the deliveries to
business houses and homes. Ro
bert Lewis (Luco) Falls, who had
been handling the third city
route, now serves as a-substUute
for both the regular carriers two
days a week, and spends his re
maining time handling parcel
Mr. Blakely said that the cdty
carriers are now making a prac
tice of "goihg straight through",
with stopping for lunch. All mall
of the once-a-day delivery is us
ually delivered by 2:30 p. m. Mr.
A recent visit of postal inspec- .
tons resulted in an order, Mr.
Blakely said, to cut the local1
postofflcfe's use of substitute time i
by one-third. This visit, he added, |
was scheduled prior to the recent '
economy order, and is a policy i
the department is following in :
all second class postoffices ttrrou
ghout the nation.
As to the financial effect of the 1
several econrny moves on the part !
of the postoffice department, Mr. !
Blakely pointed to the expenses
of the local postoffice for clerk
hire during the past fiscal year
! <$10,037> against theestimated
I expense for clerk hire for the cur
'rent fiscal year ($7,670.).
"The postoffice here hos receiv
ed few complaints on the chang
es," Mr. Blakely said.
To Meet Monday
All organizations wishing to
sponsor aoftbal teams in a Kings
Mountain league this summer
are urged to send a representa
tive to a meeting scheduled for
City Hail Monday night at seven
Representatives from three or
ganizations who are going to
sponsor Softball teams in Kings
Mountain this summer met at
City Hall last Monday night and
organized the KJngs Mountain
Amateur Softball Association.
The new group is seeking teams
from industrial plants, civic clubs
or churches and planer are to form
as many leagues and types of
leagues as entries warrant.
The association was formed on
plans similar to <hose used in
surrounding cities where much
in treat is shown in the recreation
There is a possibility of an
eight-team industrial loop and a
civic club-church loop with ?os
sfbilities of tfie same number of
entries, a spokesman (or the or
One man from each team will
serve on the association's board
of directors and that body expects
to adopt by-laws at the meeting
RE-ELECTED ? Paul Mauney, a
Jbore. wai re-elected commander
of Otis D. Green Post 155, the
American Legion, at the annual
election held Tuesday night at
the Legion Hall.
Paul Mauney was re-elected
commander of Otis D. Green Post
155, the American Legion, for the
coming year at. the regular meet'
Ing of the organization held at
the Legion Hail Tuesday night.
A large number of members
attended the meeting and heard
a report form W. L. Plonk, athle
tic officer, oh Junior baseball In
addition to the .annual election
Other officers elected were:
Vice commander - ? James Hou
Chaplain ? F. R. McCurdy.
Sgt-at-Arms ? Bruce McDanij
Executive committee ? t
Gladden, T. W. Grayson, Wa.
Reynolds, Ralph Spearman,'
Finance officer ? Fred Haith-i
Officers are to be installed at'
the next meeting, which is just
before the annual state competi
tion, ito be held this year in Char
lotte in June.
Heard In Court
Thirteen cases were heard Mon j
day aternoon in regular session '
of City Recorder's court. Judge
W. Faison Barnes presided.
Six defendants were convicted
on charges of puolic drunxenness
and one, C. 1'. Green, of Hock Hill,
a. C., was sentenced to serve
days in jpil.
Probable cause was lc-..u a
gainst Wood row Koberis, iib-yeax
old Kings Mountain Negro, whp
was charged with larceny of an
aucomotme and he was bound ov
er to higher court for trial.
Fred Wright, who was charged j
with violation of the county and j
olty septic tanK ordinances on !
warrant signed by W. G. Stall -
irvg.s, had prayer for judgment
continued and was ordered to pay
costs. The warrant charged non
compliance on a tank installed .at
106 North Sims street.
Gaither Theodore Propet was
found guilty of illegal possession
of whiskey for beverage purposes
.and was ordered to pay cost*.
I Joseph Fishbeln, of Orlando,
iFla., forfeited a $50 bond on a
charge of speeding 70-75 miles
James Bamhardt of Gnstonia,
was fined $25 and coats after con
viction on charges of driving
without an operators permit.
Peter L. Donah us. of Monks
Corner, S. C., forfeited a $25 bond
on a charge of speeding 55 miles
loyle "12 Long" On Estimate
Di Census In Herald Contest
A. C. Hoyle, of 418 Cher&kee St.,
is the potential winner of the
King* Mountain Herald'* census
guetntng contest far (he City of
? Mr. Hoyle estimated that the
I?lty1i population would be 7,183
which is only 12 persons "Ion?"
Ion the unofficial population co/nt
'this week. While the counting is
completed, Mr. Hoyle (or the ?
ventual winner) will have to a
wait report of the official figure,
before receiving the $15 winner's
of honorable men
still txrwible winner*
lation would total 7,154, and
Lloyd Phifer, of Route 1, Kings
Mountain, who guessed the city
would total 7,135.
Orhera reasonably close to the
unofficial total include:
k John H. West, 6315.
A. B. Prince, 7,212.
1. D. Jones, 7.250
J. P. Miller, 73?. .
Gus B. Hartsoe, 7,344. v
Mrs. Gal lie Lanier, 7,400.
Mrs. Hal 8, Plonk, 7/430.
Paul W. Ledford, 7,432
Mary AMce McD^niel, 7,443
Mis. Frances H. Word, 7,541
The Herald is hokHutf all esti
mates of ?H persona Who entered
i the contest untw the official tally
' is reported, and the check will he
mailed the wiimsr t?med istely
9.08 Percent 1
lump Over 1946
Tlu> unofficial 1950 population
of the City of Kings Mountain is
This figure was reported Wed
nesday by Dorus Blalock, crew
leader for Number 4 Township,
who said that counting in Kings
Mountain is completed, except lot
re-checking the figitfes.
He emphasized tiuJT the total
is unofficial, but added 'hat the
figure is not expected to vary
Kings Mountain thus shows a
net population gain during the
past decade of 597 persons or a
percentage gain of 9.08 percent.
The figure fell far short of es
timates made by a majority of
Kings Mountain citizens, who felt
the population would total' U
least 8,000. The final unofficial
total, however, bears out the pre
diction of Mr. Blalock last. week
when he said Kings Mountain
"would be pushed" to reach 7,000,
This fttgure, of course, was safely
Optimistic Kings Mrtuntaih cit*
izena were not alone in their mis
taken estimates, for most cities
were finding that their popula
tion gains were not as great a*
they had anticipated..
Mr. Blalock said it is possible
the Number 4 Township tov?u
would be available by next week.
All vensus-taking work has been
completed in the Kings Mountain
area, but some returns are yet to
be completed in the Earl area,
which splits Into three townships.
? Mr. Blalock also gave a break
down of teh city's population. toy
. The figures are:
Ward 1?856. - j *
Ward 3? 1,161. . <?
Comparable figures on the
1910 census-taking job were not
available, but the great lead of
Ward 5 was not surprising, due
to the great amount of resident
ial building which has take i
? place in this area during
'past 10 years. Ward 5 is bounocu
by Waco Road onu t ehrtorth, the
Southern Railway tracks on the
east, and the city limits on the
west and south. The area includ
es Crescent Hill, a new residential
development, and other setJtions
J Which have attractd home build
ers. . .
Some 125 Jaycees, their wives
and guests crowded the Country
Club dining room Tuesday night
for the fifth annual Ivadies' Night
banquet of the Kings Mountain
Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Fun and frolic was the theme
of the event, as Rooert Fatton,
! Burke county school superinten
dent, kept the crowd in uproarous
laughter with a humorous ad
dress, and as other participants
on the program conducted their
tasks in humorous vein.
Charles Thomason, Jr., served
as toast master.
Special recognitnon was given
Jacob Cooper, western district
vice-president and former presi
dent of the local club, who was
presented with a plaque as a tri
bute for service by Grady How
ard, retiring president, to Dale
Gratolll, of Cherryville, who aid
ed the Kings Mountain club In
its recent presentation of Jay
cee Minstrel of 1950, and to Mr.
Howard himself. Joe Hedden
made the presentation to Mr. Gra
(Cont'd on page eight)
Bloodmobile Here <
Again On Tuesday '
The Bed Cross Bloodmobile
will return to King* Mountain
on Tuesday for an all-day visit
ia which Bed Cross officials
hope to obtain a minimum of
100 pints of blood from volun
Coords to volunteer donors ore
being moiled this weekend ur
i ging tUut visit the Bioodmo
bile unit, which will be set up
at the Woman's Club, from 10
cl m. to 3:30 p. m.
Experience of the blood badt
officials Indicate that tome 250
volunteers are required to ob
tain 100 pints of blood. "
"Meed given through the Bed
Cress Mood program is saving
lives dally not only throughout
the nation, bat hem at bouse."
, Mtarold Hunnlcutt. chairman of
the local chapter's blood pro
gram sakL he urged Kings
Mountain people to support the