City Limits (1940 Census) 6.574.
Immediate Trading Area 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL.61 NO. 23
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Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday. June 9. 1950
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
A stated communication of
Falrview Lodge No, 339, A. F. &
A- M., will be held in the Lodge
Hall Monday night at 7:30 p.
m., according to announcement
by Paul Walker, secretary.
'? NEISLER WINS
Joseph Neisler, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Neisler of Kings
Mountain, won first prize in
the eighth annual exhibition of
student work In art, which o
pened this week at Wood berry
Forrest school, according to an
nouncement by the school.
John Reagan, ministerial stu
dent at Columbia Theological
seminary, Decatur, Ga., has ar
rived in Kings Mounain to as
sume the duties for the summer
of assistant pastor of First Pres
? terlan church, His home is in
B. Hudson Bridges^ Kings
? -city com missioned
Was reported somewhat im
proved yesterday at Gaston Me
morial hospital, where he is re
cuperating from a heart attack
suffered three weeks ago. Mr.
Bridges is not allowed to see
An all-day floor sanding de
monstration will be held Wed
nesday, June 14, in the home
economics department of Waco
High school. Arranged especial
ly tor 4-H boys and girls. Home
Demonstration members and
other Interested persons ate al
so invited to attend. Persons
attending were also advised to
bring ptente touches- "to - '
spread at noon.
The Linwood College Alumni
association will meet at Greek
park at 5 o'clock Saturday af
ternoon for a picnic supper. All
former students and interested
friends are being urged to at
tend, according to announce
ment by Mrs. Made Pursley
Riddle, of Gastonia, association
W. K. Crook, well-known
Kings litountaih mechanic who
suffered side Injuries and a
crashed sinus on (May 27 when
a car which he was repairing
fell on Mm, was able to be out
and about this week, but his
Injuries were still painful and
their seriousness not complete
TO SING SUNDAY
Miss France# Summers, mez
ao-soprano, who returned this
week from the University of
Texas, where she had Men
studying voice In graduate
school, will sine as featured so
loist on Sunday a t the Lutheran
church In Augusta, Ga. On
June 17th, she wlH sing at the
wed&ng of Mias Preston Ka
4) rick, at Wytfceville, Va.
Among Kings (Mountain stu
dents receiving college diplo
mas recently are Rufus Grter
Plonk, Jr., ?on of Mr. and Mrs,
R. G. Plonk, who received the
degree of Bachelor of Arts from
University of North Carolina at
Chapel mil, and Charles He
mati Garret, son erf Mr. and Mrs.
JL C. Gantt, who received a
bachelor of science degree from
Wake Forest college. '
A free barbecue supper for
members of the Mountaineer
Club, Inc., will be held at Lake
Montonia Friday at 7:15 p. tn.
Five new directors will be elec
ted for the coming year and d
' t izens 4o Joth the sports
boosters club are mvHed to at
tend. Memberships Will be on
sals at the meeting. The high
school Monogram C.ub and
coaches are to be lnvked guests
of the club. ?
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Scouts ? Johnnie Kiser, Paul
McGinnla, Jr., Carl Cole, and
c.ene Mauney ? will leave for
BUdmont Seoul 0 amp, Mr
Tryon, Friday, where they win
?rve this summer a* counsel
Unofficial Census Figures
For Kings Mountain Total 7,193
ABP HOME AT BON CLABKEN OPENED? The new summer home shown chore, recently completed by
Boyce Memorial ABP church at Bon darken, church assembly grounds, was formally opened Wednes
day at the beginning ol the annual meeting of Synod. The house was built on a lot given the church
by the late W. A. Ware. It contains four bedrooms, a large living room, and kitchen, equipped with
electric appliances. It contains two baths and can accommodate up to 18 persons. It was erected and
equipped at a cost of about S9.000. Members of the building committee included I. C. Patterson, chair
man, Mrs. John L McGllL Mrs. M. A. Ware, Mrs. Lindsay McMackin. Oscar McCarter and W S. Ful
ton. Designed specifically for use of church groups at various meetings, it is also to me made araila
members fos private use. It has been named by the committee "Kings Mountain Be
PERFECT ATTENDANCE ? Miss
Norma Falls, daughter of Mxv and
Nit M. C. Falls, compiled an un
usual record during 12 fears of
Mtuudiui schooL Graduated in
tbo Kings Momncdn high school
Class of 1950. :Ae has compiled
a record of porfoct attendance for
each school day of the 12 years.
Mr* B*'e Dancy, of Charlotte,
to ?mw Ang the opening on
Thursday of Vera-Dee Dress shop
tn the New Morrison Bui Wing,
corner of Gold and Cheroke?
The new business firm will
specialize in sale of ladies'
I ready-to-wear and accessories,
featuring nationally - known
Mrs. Dancy, owner of the iirm,
'will also serve as buyer! and
she announced that Miss Vera
Hudson, of Charlotte, will man
age the shop. - .
Mrs. Dancy operates dress
shops in Charlotte and Newton.
She said she plans to go to New
York next week on a buying trip
for the local store.
Parking meter receipts tor
the week which ended on Wed
nesday totaled $150.35 accord
ing to a report by City Clerk
S. A. Grouse. .. . *'?. i ;-'T ./
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Pinal unofficial tabulations of
census figures for the 11th Con
gressional district show Kings
Mountain knocking on the door
of 1, 200 .persons for the 1950 de
Kings Mountain is currently
listed as containing 7,193 per
This represents a gain of 22
persons over first unofficial fig
ures announced several weeks
Latest announcement, made
Tuesday, was made by Hoyt Cun
ningham, of Gastonta, census
supervisor for the district.
"These figures are believed to
be substantially correct but are
subject to revision after returns
A. G. Boris, 418 Cherokee St*
still appears most llksly to win
ths Herald's census-guessing
contest. Berissd unofficial fig
ures now show Mr. Hoyls's
guess of 7483 persons to bo "10
short" Instead of "12 long" a.
gainst the latest total of 7.193
persons. Nearest competitor to
Mr. Boris is A. B. Prince, who
guessed ths population would
toted 7.212. Mr. Prince is tbsre
fore currently "It long." Should
official figures vary upward as
much as firs persons, then Mr.
(Prince would be the winner*.
The SIS check will be awarded
the winner as quickly as offici
al figures are announced from
for non-residents are credited to
their proper locality and other
routirte checks have been made, '
Mr. Cuningham said. "Although
material revision ot the prelimi
nary count Is unlikely, it may
possibly occur after careful ex
amination of the returns."
' Mr. Cuningham said the offici
al announcement of population
will to# made at a later date by
the Director of the Census Bu
reau from Washington.
According to figures listed for
the complete 11th district, Kings
Mountain Showed a gain over the
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Baby Winners In Jaycee Contest
Will Be Clowned Next Thursday
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First of two programs being |
sponsored by the Kings Mountain
Junior Chamber of Commerce
wHl be held at ttw Mgtt school .
audf'-wlirm next Thursday night i
at 7:30, when a group of Judges |
will choose "Little Mix kings
Mountain" and "Little Mr. Kings
The why contest, oitgiaaHy
scheduled as a part of the Jay
cee's Miss Kings Mountain beau
ty contest, was made a separate
program due te a large number
One tfetot, however, wW admit
patrons to bsth performances, *
was anmoussed by I. Ben Goforth,
It., ?m ry chairman. Ticket* are
on sale for $1.
both oontews. He anttclpa*es that
* minimum of 30 youngster*, ?*?
om to live, win compete for the
two loving cvrpm ?o be given the
?winners, and he ?aM a minimum
at 20 Kings Mountain girls will
vie to r thetwo beauty titles, "Mia*
Kings Mountain," and "Miss
Kings Mountain Junior."
The beauty show wttl begin on
Friday night, June 16. at 8 ?*
clock. The Winner of the senior
contest (tor girls ages IS to K)
wiH represent Kings Mountain in
the state beauty contest at Wri
ght*/! Be Peach. Tfce Junior win
ner will lepecsent the ctty at
ReMsvrtle'* annual Tbbaeoo V<*n<i
tlval. v. j?.\
Dress for She bnby entrant* t*
unthnil Sir Goiaath Mrtd
y|F*wlfUlf i 1
GETS DIPLOMA ? James L.
Mobs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Broad
us Moss of Kings Mountain. r?
ceiTod a Junior college diploma
from Proobytorian Junior colltgi
at Maxton. at rocont graduation
MctrcisM, At >m bytorlan, Mr.
Mom was active in the band, glM
dub, dmiBQllcs club, radio club,
and playod hasp boil and footbalL
Summer school at Kings Moun
tain high school will begin next
Thursday morning at 8 o'clock,
It was announced this week "by
B. N. Barnes, superintendent of
High school Principal Rowell
Lane w4H be in charge of the
school, -and courses wiH be offer
ed in United States history and
English, at $20 per course or
unk, and flO per half-course.
Classes will operate from 8 a.
m to 1 p. m.
Mr. Barnes also added that
some interest had been evidenced
in possible offering of elementary
school work and in a summer
baud school. He said if sufficient
demand for these courses are
offered, they will be included. He
further requests that parents in
terested in enrolling their child
rn in either elementary or band
work contact him or Principal
Lane prior to next Thursday.
In event sufficient demand de
velops* for band Instruction, -it
will be taught by I. Ben Coforth,
Jr., Mr. Barnes said. Band Direc
tor Joe Hedden wtll again attend
summer school at Pea body Insti
tute, Nashville, Tenn.
I union Win It To ?
On White'! 1 -Hitter
The Kings Mountain minister- j
ial association, in a pointed res
olution Monday, took official
note of liquor traffic In legally
dry Cleveland county, and ask
ed all citizens who voted against
the legal sale of beer and wine
in January 1949 to inform pol ire
officers of violations of the pro
The ministers also urged all of
ficers to diligently enforce the
Taw "against such violators, re
gardless of their prominence."
The ministers' group calls at
tention to the fact that court rec
ords are filled with public drunk
enness records, yet note that "lit
tle is said in court about illegal
dispensers of alcohol."
For the full text of the resolu
tion see page one, section two.
With High Honors
HENDERSONVILLE. ? Harvey
j Bly Hamrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. )
Ladd W. Hamrick, former Kings i
Tuesday with highest honors at
Blue Ridge School, for Boys at
For the third consecutive year,
young Hamrick won the scholar- j
ship medal for highest scholastic
averages in the school, finishing
this year with an average of 94.2.
As highest in his class, he made
the valedictory address at Tues
day's commencement exercises.
He was also winner of the
Headmaster's medal, given annu
ally to the student contributing
most in a constructive way to the
standards of he school.
During his senior year, he was
editor of the school newspaper,
"The Challenger," and received
his school letter as maanger of
the football, baseball and basket,
bal teams. He also served as vice,
president of <the senior class. He
was among 17 graduating at the
school. In the fall, he expects to
enroll as a freshman at Duke
The Daily Vacation Bible, school |
of Central Methodist church be
gan Monday, June 5.
Mrs. D. R. Hamrlck is director
cd the school and superintendents
are Kindergarten, Mrs. P. E. Hen
dricks, assistants, Mrs. D. L.
Parker, and Miss iiiijgaret Har
mon. Primary, Mrs. Sam Stall
ing?, assistant, Mrs. Jake Early.
Primary B, Mrs. Kred Ware, as
sistant, Mrs. H. P. Dixon. Juniors,
Mrs. T. P. Pollotk, assistant, Mrs.
Bun Goforth. Intermediates, Mrs.
W. R. Craig, assistant Mrs. David
Music is under the direction of
Miss Pejjgy Hammond, who will
serve as youth director for the
summer, and Miss Bonnie Mcin
tosh, church organist.
(Mm Grady Howard is super
visor of recreation assisted by
Mr. Hunter Warlick, Mr. Johnnie
Warlick and Miss Betty Wilson.
Refreshments are being served
each day by members of the cir- j
cles. Parents and all interested
are cordially inv^ed to the ses- 1
?ion on Friday, June 16, at 10:30
a. m. when a summary will be
given by the pupils on the cours- ]
es taught during the two week j
ARP Bible School
The Bible school at Boyce Me
morial ARP church will close on
Wednesday, June 14, at 1 o'clock
With a special program for par-'
ents and friends.
The school has been under the ;
direction of Miss Laura Bell as
sisted toy Nursery teachers, Mrs.
Stsffy, Mrs. Wendell Ph+fer, Mrs.
George Hull, Jr.; Beginners? Mrs.
Marion Flowers, Miss frls Pat
terson, Miss Jean McRae; Pri
mary ? Mrs. W. L. Pressly; Jun
iors ? Mrs. J. E. Gamble; Inter,
mediates ? Miss Bell.
Refreshments have been serv
ed each day by the circles of the
church to approximately SO <Aill
Seory tellers included Mrs.
Claude Hambrigtvt, Mrs. Tolly
uninora, mm bcwiic oiiTtofivon, 1
Mrs. W. E. Btekely. Mta Eliza
beth Anthony, Mrs. Chas. Camp
ball, Mrs Martin Harmon, Jr.,
and Mr*. Bright Aatterree.
Jimmy Purs ley was projection
Smith Call for Second Primary
Sets Races For June 24 Voting .
CHALLENGER AND LEADER? Willi# Smith, left announced Wed
nesday he would demand a second primary in an effort to capture
the Democratic nomination for the U. S. Senate from Dr. Frank
Graham, dght Dr. Graham, the Incumbent, led Smith by over 53.000
?otes in the May 27th balloting. ?
City Awards Contract
On Sewer Projects
Reed McAbee, Hickory con
tractor, was awarded contract for
two sewer projects in Kings
Mountain by the city board of
Mr. Mc A bee's bid of $7,448.75
was lowest of three for two proj
ects, one to put sewer lines on
Watterson street, and the other
on N. Sims street. The city had
asked bids on 2,100 lineal fevt
of 8- Inch terr* cotta sewer, 10
manholes, 215 yards of rock ex
cavation, and 44 wyes.
Other bids Included Elliott
Building company, Hickory, $8,.
391.50 and C. M. Hefelfinger,
Charlotte, $9,532.14. .
The successful bidder indicated ;
that woi .1 on the project would i
begin within two weeks.
Tne installation of the sewer
lines will solve two pressing sew
er problems facing the city, the
Watterson street project serving
the Wright Negro housing devel
opment, and the Sims street pro
ject, alleviating a bad situation
in that area.
TO ATTEND CONFERENCE
Seven Kings Mounain young
people will attend the Youth
Fellowship conference of Kings
Mountain Presbytery to be
held at Montreat "beginning
next Monday. They Include Pat
Neisler, Detores Davidson, Sara
Jackson, Bill Ruth, and Dick
Webb, First Presbyterian chur
ch, and Elizabeth Stewart and i
Gertrude Farris, Dixon Presby
terian church. Mrs. P. D. Pat
rick 's a member of the confer
To Obey Laws
City police officer*, along |
with memberi of the highway '
patrol and othei law enforce- j
ment officers, hare been aler- I
ted to lMue citation! to motor
ists who drive in excess of legal
speed limits and who are cau
ght running through stop signs.
Announcement was made by
Chisf of Police N. M. Farr, who
said the city force was being
doubled in some spots. Under
state law, motorists aw requir
ed to bring their vehicles to a
full stop before proceeding into
main highways or other arter
"Chief Farr pointed out that a
number of accidents hare oc
curred recently due to failure
of motorists to observe stop
"No fatal accident has oc
curred in the city limits since
1947," Chief Fan said, 'and we
are anxious to continue that
1 i -
Winners of citizenship medals,
given in the fifth grade of live
King* Mountain schools by the
Col. Frederick llambright chapter
Daughters of the American Reso
lution, included: West school,
John McGinnia; East school, Da
vld Baity; Central school, Jean
Plonk; Park Grace, Neil William
?on; and Davidson school, Phyllis
The awards are made on the
?basis of honor, service, courage,
leadership and scholarship.
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Faison Barnes To Manage Local
Second Primary Drive For Graham1
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W. Falson Barnes, will manage
^he second primary campaign of
Senator Frank P. Graham in
| Kings Mountain, according to art.
nouncement Thursday by the
Clevela? ?% County Graham com
mittee. . *
Senator Graham did not have
an official campaign manager in
Kings Mountain "or the first
| - Smith led tne Kings Mountain
voting by a margin of 1401 to
Graham's 783, and the appoint
ment of a Kings Mountain man
ager was obviously designed to
improve the Graham total.
Mr. Barnes,. Kings Mountain
lawyer, was a strong supporter of
Senator Graham in the first pri
In a statement regarding Sen
a tor Graham and the second pri
mary campaign, Mr. Barnes said:
"for, 11 years I've known Senator
Frank Graham ? and together
with the thousands of others who
have been privileged to know
him ? I have admired him and
loved htm. I believe that the time
has come for me to publicly raise
my voice in his behalf? together
with the over ,300,000 who so elo
quently expressed Ujcic confi
dence tn him on May 27th.
"Sines I have knpw Or. Frank
Gpaham, the adjective that 1
trave most often heard used to
characterize him has been the
word "Christian." Countless Pm
GRAHAM MANAGER ? Potion
luiuw, Kiaf* Mountain lawyer,
will manager the second primary
of Senatoi Frank P. J
according to announce
pie have applied the term to him.
Even hta opponents hove describ
ed Mm in that manner. People
d not often misuse (he word
"Christian." Anyone who knows
Prank Graham will readily as
?art that the term fltyi him almost
more than any man they have ev
er known. There Is a reason (or
(Cont'd from front page)
To Help Decide
Telephones began ringing Wed.
nesday afternoon Willis Smith
announced he would demand a
run off jn his race for nomina
tion lor the United States Senate
against Frank 1*. Graham, first
primary leader, as campaign
leaders in both camps planned
an intensive two-week campaign
prior to the June 21 second pri
The Smith anouncement fin*
ally set the second primary for
Other stato ticket race finds
Ch'arlle Hamilton, Gastonia law
yer, challenging Woodrow Jones,
of Rutherfordton, for the llth dis
trict Congressional nomination.
Jones led Hamilton in the first
race by 3,460 votes.
Two county races were set
shortly after the first primary,
as J. Haywood Allen, who ran
sheriff^arl noil rcced ne would seek
to win in a second primary, and
as Reuben Elam, who ran second
to L. T. Hamrick, Jr., for county
recorder, announced he would
call for a second. race.
Kings Mountain this finds two
of its favorites Jn the role of lead
ers in the first race, and two of
them as challengers.
Kings Mountain Democrats
cast ballots at three boxes and
gave heavy leads to' Woodrow
Jones, L. T. Hamrick, Haywod Al
len and Willis Smirh.
Uniformly, action was already
underway here 1n all camps, '
I though there was as yet not too
asmuch surface excitement.
Rev. J. H. Brendail, pastor Of
Central Methodist church, will
deliver the sermon Sunday even
ing at the union service of five
Kings Mountain churches, sched
uled for 8 o'clock at Boyce Memo
rial ARP church.
Ministers of thefive participat
ing churches also announced a
revised schedule for the remaind
er of the summer union service
schedule. " f S
It follows: .
June 18, Rev. W. H. Stender, at
Central Methodist; June 25, Rev. .
Mr. Brendail at First Presbyteri
July 2, Rev. P. D. Patrick, at .
St. Matthew's Lutheran; July 9,
Rev. W. L. Pressly, at First Bap
tist; July 16, Mr. Patrick at Luth
eran; July 133, Dr. R. C. Campbell
at First Presbyterian; July 30,
Mr. Stender, at ARP. 4:'
August 6, Mr. Pressly, at Luth
eran; August 13, Mr. Brendail, at -
First Baptist; August 20, Mr. Pat
rick, at Methodist; August 27, Mr.
Stender, at Presbyterian.
Final Rites Held
Fer Beb McDonald
Funeral services lor Robert
Kyle McDonald, 19, of Gastonla,
who died Monday morning in an
Abbeville, S. C., hospital from in-',
juries sustained in an automobdle
wreck Sunday afternoon near
Calhoun Falls, 3. C., were neld at
Harris Funeral home in Abbeville
Thursday morning at 11 o'clock.
The body was brought to Gas
tonla for burial at 4 o'clock
Thursday afternoon in Gaston
Memorial Park cemetery.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Mc
Donald, Bobby was a rising sen*
ior at Duke university. The fam
ily moved to Gastonia in 1946 af
ter Mr. McDonald had purchas
ed the Gistonia Roller, Flyer St
Spindle Co., of which he 1 a presi
dent and general manager. ThejT ; I
spent the past two summers at
Details of theaccident were not
known here but Bobby was
thought to have been driving e?
the time. Mr. McDonald was re
ported as not seriously injured.
Two other occupants were report
ed as not seriously injured but
two nelces of Mr. McDonald vers
reported as in a serious condition.
The group was en route to Gas
tonia from Columbis, Ga., fami
ly home of the McDonalds.
Survivor* Include his -parents, :
onesister, Miss Betty McDonald, <
and one brother, Frank B. Mc
Donald, Jr., Ann Arbor,
member of thesenior class at thai
University of Michigan.
Mrs. E. W. Griffin end som.
Wilson and Walter, attended the
rites. The Messrs. Griffin Were. ,