City Limits (1940 Census) 6,574.
Immediate Trading Area 15,000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL.61 NO. 24
Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday. June 1G. 1950
PRICE FIVE CENTS
1 Local Netirs
RECORD SHOP MANAGER
Harold England will man
age Biilie Logan's Record Shop
for the summer, It was announ
ced this week by Mrs. W. B.
Logan, proprietor of the estab
Regular meeting of Otis D.
Green Post 155, American Le
gion, will be held at 8 o'clock
Friday night at the Legion
building, according .to announ
cement by Commander Paul
LICENSE TESTS ?
W. W. Wright, state driver's
license examiner, reminded
motorists that all drivers whose
Jast names begin with N, O,
P. Q, are required to have new
Jicense toy June 30.
ON GODFREY SHOW
Ernest and Miles Mauney,
twin-duo-pianists, will play on
the Arthur Godfrey Talent
Show Monday night at 8:30, it
was learned here this week.
The show is -broadcast over
WBT Chariots ^ nd " CBfifc?
stations. The twins are sons of
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Mauney.
Elected To Board
. Five new directors were elected
at the annual meeting of The
Mountaineer Club, Inc., held at
Lake Montoma last Friday night.
Directors were elected . for a
two-year term and Included W.
S. Fulton, Jr., -Charles A. Neisler,
David M. Neill, Oarl F. Mauney
Mid J. Ollle
Hold-over directors of the or
ganization include Dan Huffstet
ler, C. C. Edens, Grady Howard,
Charles English, W. J. Fulkerson
and C. T. Carpenter, Jr. .
Members of the club were
treated to a free barbecue sup,
per prior tc the general meeting.
Mr. Edens and Mr. Howard had
charge of the arangements.
Id was voted to decrease the
public address rental fee from
$12.50 to $7.50 and to have copies
of the club's constitution and by
laws madefor distribution to each
The club has been listed by the
Internal Revenue Department as
a charitable and educational or
ganization and a non-profit cor
poration it was announced. All
donations and bequests to the
organization are exempt from
gift, estate and inheritance tax*
es. Dues, however, are tjot de
ductable frpm income tax it was
Faison Barnes, retiring secre
tary and treasurer, gave the fir
nancial report and read the di
rectors annual report. The report
"The Mountaineer Club, Incor
porated was organized early in
1949 and was incorporated under
the laws, of North Carolina la
"During the first year of its
existence The Mountaineer Club
has engaged in a varied program,
some of Its activities have been
"1. Sponsored an exhibition
baseball game between Shelby
2. Sponsored a square dancc
featuring the famous Cramerton
dance team. !
"3. Sent the high school foot
t>aU team to summer camp at
Brevard College tor one week.
"4. Sponsored the grammar
school football program.
"5. Paid for health and liability
insurance on all football players
tor the year.
"6. Sponsored the Westren Con
ference Junior College Basketball
"7. Purchased a public address
system for use in the City Stadi
"8. Appropriated $400 for the
purchase of new uniforms and
?equipment for the high school
football team next fall."
Moss Station Robbed
Moss Service Station, located
on the Graver Road and operated
toy Charlie Moss, Jr., was rotobed
sometime Thursday morning of
goods estimated in value at a
Sheriff Hugh A. Logan was in
. vest (gating thecase and trying to
$39,000 Offer 1
For Tape Plant
Top bid for the properties of
Kings Mountain Narrow Fabrics,
Inc., bankrupt, at trustee's sale in
Charlotte Monday was $39,000.
The bid was not confirmed,
and the sale was held open for
two weeks, when another effort
t sell the plant at a morefav
orable ifigrue will be made on
Monday afternoon, June 26, at 4
o'clock in Charlotte.
The bid of $39,000, offered by
j. P. Benton, Mt. Holly wholesale
grocer, was only $1,000 in excess
of the mortgage on the properties
held by Reconstruction Finance
the referee in bankruptcy to
turn the properties over to it for
sale, in order to protect the RFC
Harold Hunnicutt, trustee in
bankruptcy, said that Referee R.
Marlon Ross would probably hon
or this petition, should no ac
ceptable bios be received at the
June 26 hearing.
It was understood that Mr.
Benton entered his bid in behalf
of a Mr. Clegg, Mt% Holly textile
manufacturer associated with
Globe Spinning Conxoany.
On Thursday morning, a sale
^33 ^?gd4Wtod53t tfa?^)lant
?covering a Quonset fiui; five
looms and one slasher. This pro
perty was not covered by the RFC
mortgage and was mortgaged
The bankrupt firm filed peti
tion In bankruptcy last Septem
24. At the time the company
claimed assets of $237,000 against
liabilities 6t $161,000, giving as
a reason tor its financial diffi
culties a lack of operating capi
The property Includes some
9.11 acres of land, buildings, ma
chinery, office fixtures, equip
ment and supplies.
At Bible School
Almost 1,000 Kings Mountain '
children have been enrolled in
dally vacation Bible schools of
ten Kings Mountain churches,
during thepast two weeks.
Five more churches have' sche
duled Bible schools beginning
next week and continuing into
Top enrollment was listed by
Second Baptist church, with 18TT
students, (followed closely by
First Baptist church, with 163
Other enrollment figures in
clude: Boyce Memorial ABP, 60;
First Presbyterian, 74; St Mat
thew's Lutheran, 111; Grace Me
thodist, 70; First Wesleyan Me
thodist, 133; Central Methodist,
70j Macedonia Baptist, 65; and '
Church of God, 48.
Bible school at First Church of
the Nazarene begins next week,
and Temple Baptist church and
second Wesleyan church i>l*?
schools for July. Also planning
Bible schools a*e Missionary Me
thodist church and Park Grace
Church of the Nazarene.
TO ATTEND MEETING
Mr. and Mrs. H. Lawrence
Patrick will leave this weekend
for Myrtle Beach, S. C., where
thfey will attend a Joint con
vention of the North Carolina
and South Carolina Cottonseed
Crushers association. The ses
sions wtH be held at the Ocean
Forest hotel on Monday and
Tuesday. Mr. Patrick is a mem
ber of the association.
WAYNE LAFATETTE WARE. Jr. BILLY FREEMAN THRONE BURG ARTHUR ENCENE GANTT
i- "1 ri '" "i'lMMMi'lM nil mil if i gmm
CHARLES HEMAN GANTT
GRADUATED ? Five Kings
Mountain students were among
the recent graduates of colleges
of the area. Wayne Lafayette
Ware. Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Wayne L. Ware, Billy Freeman
Throneburg. son of Mr. and Mrs.
Y. F. Throneburg, and Arthur Eu
gene Gantt. son of Mrs, Bessie
Gantt, were graduated from N. C.
State college. Ware received a B.
S. degree in agricultural econo
mics, while Throneburg and
Gantt received the degrees of
bachelor of chemical engineer* .
"of Mb and Mrs. R. C. Gantt, re
ceived a B. S degree at Wake For
est, .and Rufus Grier Plonk, Jr,
son of Mr. and Mrs. R G. Plonk,
received an A. B. degree at the
University of North Carolina.
RUFTJS CRIER PLONK, Jr.
June 24th Primary
Nears ; Workers Busy
To Be Settled;
Eight Days Left
Though the state's second pri
mary, ordered to determine De
mocratic nominees in races not
serttled by the first voting on May
27th, is only eight days away,
surface excitement did not ap
pear too great in ifings 'Mountain
as the voting day approached.
This did riot mean that work for
the various candidates was not
King^ Mountain, along with its
neighboring county citizens, will
help determine on June 24th re
sults of the race between Senator
Frank P. Graham and Challeng
er Willis Smith for the United
States Senate, between Wood row
W. Jones and Charles E. "Hamil
ton for the 11th district Con
gressional nomination, between
J. Haywood Alien and J. Ray
mond Cllne for sheriff of Cleve
land County, and between In
cumbent L. T. Hamrtck, Jr., and
iiueben Elam for Judge of re
Though most observers were
predicting that Cleveland would
fall somewhat short of the more
than 12,000 votes east in the May
27th primary, It was anticipated
that Cleveland, percentage -wise,
would poll more votes than some
other counties, where local nom
inations have already been set
The Senate race was getting
much attention here from th<
standpoint of organizational
work. Hal D. Ward, Smith cam
paign manager In Kings Moun
tain, was beaming with confi
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Wncaid Elected To High Office
At State Eastern Star Session
lected associate grand patron of I
na at the 45th Grand Chapter 1
seeaton held thla week in Creena- f
V ? - ,v j
Me. fllWM, ? member of the
Besnemer City Eastern Star chap
tar, t* a paat deputy district
grand patron of the 17th dieufc*.
Du.?ng the patt year, he has
\ j ? * *- * ~ - S
?Teen wcv? iti tncorfAtiuitiari o>
an Bwrtern Star chapter here., ,
At lite MMoit In Queetatfboto, f
Edith Jane Kipeald, daughter of!
M4' A* twm* m
I*"1"" '"* <*\
Ithe Efcther mcmkm ms* LlUte Qu^H
fSather. the honor fcavhig toeen
mpt'ly it* Bdna C Moag,
Inly 4th Holiday
Mwrchattte an balloting this
w??k to <tot*raln? July 4th.
TlM Umi Mountain Mot
NEW PASTOR HERE ? Rev. Ro
bert In Hardin, pastor of Roe*
Path Bap tlat church in ths Sandy
Run Association, has accepted a
call to Macedonia Baptist church
to become it's pastor. Ho Is to as
sume his new duties here Sunday.
Rev. Ben Plsher has been supply
pastor at the church. .
Several sparks set off explos
ions for spectators who Jamrrud
the courtroom at the regulat ses
sion of City Recorders court held
at City fftrll Monday afternoon
with Judge W. Falson Barnes pre
William Butler, who was found
guilty of failing to pay a taxi
fare', was taxed with costs of
court. Warrants have been served
against Butter end Ms plaintiff
in the case, Coley Freeman, for
affray. Both reportedly "swung
a few" blows at each other in the
hall off the courtroom wing just
after the verdict was handed
down in thecase. The new charg
es ?ure to be h^ard in court Mon
Another case that was a crowd
pleaser was the one against.
Clayton R. Hope, who was origi
nally charged with "attempted
assault with intent to rape." The
charge was changed to assault
and Hope paid a fine of $10 and
In a case heard at the June 5th
session, PMliip A. Myers was
found guilty of reckless driving,
carrying concealed weapons and
Injury to personal property and
JpiwMMM Mpling . $210 and
boats. Myers damaged plumbing
at the city Jail to the extent of
some $78 after Ms arrest on
June 4th on the reckless driving
Other Monday oases and their
OUfmmc t irnoludedi '
Case against fcshaway Gist,
charged with public drunkenness
and disorderly conduct, fined $5
Grady GUtnoce. assault with a
deadly weapon, fined $90 and
lake M. Reynolds, aafruutt on J
(Oont i o? im jo- .'
E. C. McClain, manager of
Sterchi's, started out on a rou- '
tine service call la?. Friday aft
ernoon. -Before he had returned,
he had collected a smashed fen
der on the Sterchl truck, and two 1
thief s were lodged in the Gaston
Mr. McClain was turning off
the Gastonia highway at Alex's1
Golf Range, when a Chevrolet car
driven by the two culprits
smashed him from the rear. Mr.
McClain got out to investigate the
damage and noticed that one of
the occupants of the Chevrolet
had already high -tailed It to the
The other occupant, Mr. Mc
Clain noted, was trying to get the
glove compartment opened, and
he remaarked, "My friend is Just
scared." But the remaining man
hit the ground running and made
for the woods too.
When Patrolman R. B. Harrill
arrived, Mr. McClain told him the !
occupants had fled and that they
had acted suspiciously. Patrol
man Harrill notified patrol head- '
quarters by radio.
A short time later, Patrolman i
F. C. Simmons, of Cherryville, i
apprehended the pair as they
emerged from the woods, and
picked, them up. In the confines i
of tfie Jail, the pair, who gave !
their names as Albert Millaid, 27
of Lawrence, Mass., and Stanton I
Howard Goulette, 35, of Attle- j
boro, Mass., admitted that they i
had stolen the '49 Chevrolet 1n
Statesboro, Ga. They said they
are paroled prisoners, having
served time for armed robbery. !
Officers found a pistol In the
glove compartment, and they
found a quantity of goods in the
trunk of the car, including cloth
ing. knives, candy bars, flash
light#, dress goods, etc. ? which
officers believe to be stolen pro
To Meet Here
Masons of Gaston, Lincoln, and
Cleveland counties, comprising
the 28th and 37th Masonic Dls
tricts of North Carolina, will ga
ther on Wednesday, June 21, for
a detailed study of the entire rit
ualistic work of Masonic lodges
in the new hall of Falrview Lod
ge No. 339, Kings Mountain,
starting at 2:30 p. m. ?nd con- !
tlnuing until 9:30.
Supper wiH be served at six!
o'clock by the ladies of the Kings
Mountain Chspter of Eastern 1
One of the sections of work to 1
be studied will be the second sec- 1
ik>n of the Third Degree, which '
will be done at the night session, 1
with the degree team of Cleve- 1
land Lodge No. 202, Shelby, par
ticipating in full regalia. Other
lodcss of the 38th and 37th Dls- I
tricts will present the other sec
? mm - fttipws, omit
tinsr ! ? < '^Jpnvpj^wMnlna
cfons, and most of die lectures.
D. C. Wright, district deputy j
grand lecturer, of Mooresboro,
wiH bo tn charge. Many certified!
io-turei*?, including ftai C. Kin -I
grand Jsctaren, will he on]
1 1 1 v no observe careful i;- and of |
ier constructive I
Hold Regular '
The city board of commission
ers conducted principally routine
business at their regular month
ly session Wednesday.
The board passed a privilege
license ordinance for 1950, ac
cepted low bids of Reynolds Mo
tors on a police car and dump
truck, and decided not to pur
chase immediately a ditch <11^
The privilege license ordinance,
which requires almost all types
of business operated in the city
to pay a privilege license tax, was
enacted on the same schedule as
for 1949 with or.e exception. The
board lowered the tax required
of loan agencies from $100 to $-5.
The board accepted low bid for
a four -door Plymouth sedan to
he used as' a policecar, at $1,400,
and low bid on a two-ton dump
truck-cab and chasis, at $1,650.
Other bids included: from Vic
tory Chevrolet Company, for a
four-door sedan, $1,000, and for
the truck, $1,700, F.x>m Plonk Mo
tor Comapny, for rx four-door se
dan, $1,450, and tor the specified
The board did not act on bids
for a tar spreader, delaying ac
tion for further in estiga-tion.
Miss Peggy Hammond, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Lambert J.
Hammond of Spartanburg, S. C. is
serving as director of Christian
education for the summer at Cen
tral Methodist church. Miss
Hammond, a student at Greens
boro college, is majoring in reli
gious education. minoring in
voice, and serving as a member
of the YWCA and the GleeOJub.
"Miss Hammond brings to our
work many lovely gifts; ah earn
est, devout Christian character; a
gracious, charming personality
and keen intellect. Her activities
are not confined to the Daily Va
cation Bible School and Youth
Work, but in rendering beautiful
solos at the preaching services.
An energetic, tireless worker Miss
Hammond has endeared herself
to all groups of the church, it is
through the interest of Mrs. E. W.
Griffin, President of the W. S. C.
S, and her co-workers that it has
been possible for the church to
take this forward step in Chris
tian education," said Rev. J. H.
Brendall, thepastor, in announc
ing Miss Hammond's appoint
Issued At City Hall
Building permits have been is
sued at City Hall to thefollow-'
Warren Reynolds, on June 15,
for construction of a woodwork
j shop, $1,000.
W. B. Barber, on June 14, for
new four-room dwelling on Sims
Clyde Combs, oh June 12, new
five-room house on Linwood road,
Ray A. Kirby, on May 29th, eon
struetion of a garage, $600.
First National Bank, May 31st,
I alterations, $70ft
M. C. Amos, May 30th, altera
. tiona, $200.
Emmltft Ross, May 31st; garage
Linwood road, $100.
E. S. Medlin, May 20, new five
room house Canslcr street, $1,500.
Jaycee Beauty Show
To Be Held Friday
HI i mu III? ??
TO SING BENEFIT ? Miss Fran
ces Summers, soprano, will sin?
a benefit conceit on the evening
oi July 6 at the high school au
ditorium under sponsorship of
the Kings Mountain Klwanis
club, itwas announced this week.
Proceeds from the concert will go 1
to the Ktwans club's underprivi
leged children fund. Miss Sum
mers. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. |
Ffank R. Su?*iiuer?, recant ly com- j
in voice at the University of Tex- 1
as. She Is a graduate of Salem ;
Four Kings Mountain boys are
representing the city at annual
Boys State, the week-long pro- 1
gram at Chapel Hill sponsored by
the American Legion, in ooopera- |
tion with the Institute of Govern- '
Attending from Kings Moun-j
tain afe Donald Patterson, son of'
Mr. and Mm. Lloyd Patterson, I
sponsored by the Kings Moun- 1
tain Kiwanis Club; James Yar- !
boro, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. R.
Yarboro, sponsored by the Kings
Mountain Junior Chamber of
Comerce; Bobby Edens, son of
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Edens, spon
sored by the Kings Mountain
Lions club; and John Warlick,
sponsored by Otis D. Green Post
155, American Legion.
Chosen to attend but unable to
make the trip were Clifton Mor
gan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff
Morgan, and Gene Mauney, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Mauney.
The representatives were chosen
from the rising senior class of j
Kings Mountain high school, on '
the basis of scholarship and cit
The group will return home
The annual Boys State is a
concentrated seven -day program,
at which representatives from all
of North Carolina learn about I
government by practicing It. j
New Police FM Set
Officially On Air
Kings Mountain police depart
ment's new frequency modula
tion radio officially went on the
air Wednesday replacing the old
AM set which had been in opera
tion since 1942.
The city was forced to change
from AM to FM by a Federal
Communjchii.rns Commission or
'der to get off theold channel,
; Chief N. M. Farr said yesterday.
? ' |
Thenew model, call letters KIC
'243, enables the Kings Mountain
| department to contact the Shelby
I police department and the Blow
ing Rock state highway patrol
BL Lawrence Mauitey Is Member
Of Bankers' Fifty Year Club"
R. Lawrence Mauney, promi
nent Kings Mountain citizen -and
vice-president of the First Na
tional Bank, has received a cer
tificate of membership In the
"Fifty Year Club," of the North
Carolina Bankers association.
Mr. Mauney thus Joins an exj j
elusive group in North CaroMna
The certificate, signed by J. H.
Waldrop, president, and Fred W.
Greene, executive secretary, ? of 1
the association, reads: "In recog
nition of 50 years of distinguish
ed service to banking In North
Carolina, this certificate of mem
bertfilp in the Fifty Year Club
ha* been presented to B. Law- .
rence Mauney, by action of the
executive committee of the North J
Carolina Bankers association." |
Parking meter receipts for
the week which ended on Wed
nesday totaled $180.65 accord
lair to report by City Clerk ft.
$ ' ?? >. k . i ? n '? ?-* M ? ?
Foi Two Titles
At Beauty Event
Twenty -five Kings Mountain
girls wil vie for two beauty ti
tles Friday night at the high
school auditoium as the Kings
Mountain Junior Chamber of
Commerce conducts contests to
determine who shall be designa
ted "Miss Kings Mountain of
1950" and "Miss Kings Mountain
Junior, of 1950."
The contest will begin at eight
The contests in both divisions
will be conducted under rules of
the national Miss America con
tests, with the winners in the sen
ior divisit (ages 18-281 to repre
A. parade of beauty contes
tants in the J aycee- sponsored
Kinju Mountain beauty - pa
geant* scheduled for Friday
night will be conducted throu
gh the business section o 1 the
city beginning at 3 o'clock Fri
day afternoon, it was announc
ed by Jaycee officials.
sent the city in the state beauty
contest at Wrightsville Beach.
Winner In the junior division
(ages 14-17) will represent the
city at the Tobacco Festival in
Out-of-town Judge!, will name
the winners on the basis of beau
ty and talent.
On Thursday night, the Jay
cees held the first part of their
two-night program, when some
35 youngsters, ages one to .five,
competed for the loving cups a
warded to "Little Mr. Kings
Mountain" and "Little Miss
Contestants in the senior divis
ion are: Misses Betty Stone, Ai
leen Barnett, Betty Falls, Wanda
Dancy, Jo Ann Wright, Mary Hel
en Wright, Bonnie Mcintosh,
Joan Wilson, Betty Sue Pendleton,
Thelma Goforth, and Jean Cash.
Contestants for the Junior ti
tle are: Misses Peggy Davis, Bet
ty Wilson, Margaret Lewis, Doris
Beam, Lola Faye Hardin, Virginia
Ledford, Audrey Byers, Joan
Thomasson, Sara Kincaid, Evelyn
Cline, Ruby Crawford, Ruth
Crawford, Ramona Allen, Etha
Hawkins, and Shirley Greene.
James Allran, of Cherryville,
will serve as master of ceremon
Ralph Spearman served as
chairman, Grady. "Howard, co
chatrman and I. Ben Goforth, Jr.,
entries chairman for the two-ev
! Admission to the show is $1.00
( per person.
To Grant Leaves
All employers of members of
Reserve components of the Arm
ed Forces and of the National
Guard were urged this week by
Secretary of Defense Ix>uis John
son to he liberal In granting
special leaves of absence for
I participation in this annual pert
jor of military training.
The Kings Mountain National
[Guard unit is scheduled to leave
lJuly 2nd for a 15-day training
| period at Fort Jackson, S O.
Secretary Johnson nc -.u that
j it 1s e.^pejially important, in view
i of the current "position of world
affairs, that every possible man
undergo this summer's training
Captain Humes Houston, of
j Headqua rters A Hq. Co., 3rd bat
italion, 120th infantry, N. C. N. G.,
announced this week authoriza
tion tor an additional increase In
personnel, Ten openings are now
lieted in the company and inter
ested men are urged to check at
Ihe armory motor shed on ?hifer
road or contact Capt Houston.
1950 Tax Payments 1
Now la tlx time to pcry
city taxes to qualify (or a two
Under the law. the advance
paymoul discount declines to
one and one-half percent after
The city Is accepting sor.