City Limits 7.193
(Final Unofficial Census 1950)
Immediate Trading Area 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL. 61 NO. 29
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Misa Violet Troutmari, of Hic
kory, will bo leatured soloist
at morning church services at
St. Matthew's Lutheran church
Sunday morning, according to
announcement . by Franklin
Pethel, minister of music of
Bethlehem Baptist church
?will observe homecoming Sun
day at the church it was an
nouneed this week. Services
will be held in the morning
and, alter a picnic lunch, sing
ling programs will be presented.
Rev. W. L. Pressly will preach
the sermon at regular morning
services at Boyce Memorial
ARP church Sunday. Mr. Press
ly Jias been attending tl in
stitute of Theology at P. ,.?ce
ton, N. J." ? ? i ? . ? : ? ?
Members of the board of.di-.
rectors of the Kings Mountain
Country Club, Inc., wfll hold '
their regular July supper meet
ing at the club on Friday ev
ening at 7 o'cldck.
A meeting of the board of di
rectors of the Mountaineer
Club, Inc., has been called for
Monday nlgfht at 7 o'clock at
office of Arthur Hay Agency
according to announcement toy
David Neil'l, secretary/ All di
rectors are urged to attend. . ? ;
Deadline tor purchase with
out penalty of 1950 cky priv
ilege licenses is July 31, City
Clerk S. A. C rouse reminded
Kings Mountain business firms
this week. Old licenses expired
on June 30. The law (provides
penalties for failure to pur
chase new licenses prior to Au
Lions TO EL BETHEL
. Members of the Lions club,
their wives and guests will hold
a supper meeting at El Bethel
Methodist church next Tues
day night at 7 o'clock. Dinner
Will be served by ladies of the
El Bethel churcn. T. W. Gray
son, chairman of the Lions club
food committee, requests all
members to make reservations
for guests by Saturday of this
ENLISTS IN MAVT
Bobby Crawford, 18, of Kings
Mountain, -was among several
young men enlisting recently
In the U. S. Navy at the Gaa
tonto recruiting office. Enlist
ees at branch offices are lent
to Raletgh for physical exam
inations. If they pass, they are
sent to San Diego, Calif., for
Delegates from Kings Moun
tain who attended the Older
Youth Assembly heW last week
at Lake Junaluska Included
Miss Ramona Alien, Miss Betty
Cash, Walter Griffin and Hunt
er Warlick, representing Cen
tral Methodist church; and
Miss Hazel Cash and Mrs. Ho
ward Swofford, representing
EH Bethel Methodist church.
Funeral rites for I. Warren Mc
Gill, 67, Kings Mountain native
and former citizen, were held
Tuesday afternoon at Little Rock,
Ark., where he had lived for the
past 40 years.
Mr. McOiU, a retired raWroad
Conductor, had "been in serious
condition for two weeks prior to
his death, which occurred at 1:00
o'clock Monday morning in a
Little Rock hospital. Death was
attributed to a heart oorrlttton '
He was a son of the late I T.
and Frances Payne McGill
? . ;\ .* ' ' *?
Surviving are his wile, a dau
ghter, Mrs. L. B. Morgan, of Lit
tle Rock, two sisters, Mrs. J. O.
Roes, Bessemer City, and Mrs. E.
E. Carpenter, of Kings Mountain,
and four brothers, T. P. McGfll, R.
A. McGill, and N. F. McGill, atl
of King.'* Mountain, and J. D. Mc
Gill, of KannarpoMs. ?
N. F. McGill, J. D. McGOl and
Mrs. Carpenter attended the fun
The aty of Kings Mountain
purchased for S6, 290.67 this week
from Frank L. Hamrick ihe lot on
City street occupied by Hamrick's
The 'lot fronts 123.5 feet on City
street 'and is 239 feet deep. The
property adjoins a lot already
owned by the city and occupied
by the old city jail.
The transaction was completed
by J. R. Davis, city attorney, on
authorization of the city board
According to discussion of the
city board at its July meeting,
the purchase of the property by
tfie city is a long -term Invest
ment for future needs.
Discussion by the board last
week concerned possible use of
the property for a city garage, but
examination of costs on upkeep
and Tepairs of city automotive
property did not indicate that im
mediate establishment of ? city
garage would be economically
leoflfbijf. ? ? 1
At the same time, majority of
the board members voiced the
opinion that purchase of the pro
perty would be advisable for '
long-term needs, particularly
since it adjoined other city prop
Bride-T o-Be's Father
Dies on W eddln^ay
Miss Jacqueline Holden, of
Sylva. became the bride of Ben
jamin Hunter Goforth, Jr., of
Kings Mountain, in simple rites
heard toy ?ev. Mr. Grigg, pastor
of Sylva Methodist c+iurch, at the
wflternootx at r o'clock.
The wedding had been previ
ously planned for the Sylva Me
thodist church at 7:30 Wednesday
These plans were cancelled on
the death early Wednesday
morning of the bride's father,
Homer Leonard Holden.
Mr. Holden succumbed to a
heart attack about 1 a. m. He
had been in apparent good heal
th and had attended the oake
cutting for the bridal party only
a few hours before his death
Only a few members of the re
spectlve families and wedding at
tendants heard the vows. They
included Mr. and Mrs. Ben H.
Goforth, parents of the groom,
Mr. and Mrs. Bun Goforth, Miss
Janice Holden, sister of the bride,
Bobble Holden, brother of the
bride, Jake McOauley, Jo Ann
Whisnanft, Misses Charity Goforth
and Dorothy Goforth.
Funeral arangements for Mr.
Holden had not been learned In
Kings Mountain Thursday morn
Available To Public
Ttoe "Fifty Years of Progress"
booklets published toy the First
National Bank are available to
local people, President Frank R.
Summers said this week. ?
"in previous announcements
concerning the bookto, we failed
to mention this fact and some
had the impression that our sup
ply was limited. We have a large
quantity on hand and extend an
invitation to all interested citi
zens to obtain a copy at the
bank," Mr. Summers said.
NEW CHURCH BUILDING? Shown above is the near-completed Mis
sionary Methodist church in East Kings Mountain. Work on rebuild
ing the former church building was begun last year and much of it
has been done by membem of the church. The new building will
have a 400-capacity auditorium, eight Sunday School rooms, a pas.
tor's study; and a nursery. The church was organized with four char- .
tor msnlifa fa im , > -gr ' '
Rev . T.L. Cashwelljr. I
Accepts Baptist Call
To Begin Work
On September 1
Rev. Thomas Leary Cash-well,
Jr., pastor of Indian Creek Bap
tist church at Georgetown, fnaT,
has accepted a call to serve as
pastor of First Baptist church, of
Rev. Mr. Cash we 11 is the son of
Rev. T. L. Cashwell, Sr., for the
past 23 years a Baptist -minister
.-The new pastor, who succeeds
Rev. L. C. Plnnix, will, assume his
new duties on September 1.
Mr. Cash well is currently com
pleting work on a doctorate.
Born at Cornelius. N. C., he liv
ed in Gastonia from the age of
six. He attended Mars Hill col
lege and was graduated from
Wake Forest college in 1942. He
received his M. A. degree at Sou
thern Baptist Theological semi
nary, Louisville, Ky., in 1945. He
is .29 years of age. He is married
and the Cashwells have one son,
T. L. Cashwell, III, who will be
a year odd next month.
Prtor to serving the Indian
Creek church, Mr. Cashwell was
pastor for more than three years
of Ryker's Ridge Baptist church,
at Madison, Ind.
Members of the church voted
unanimously at morning services
Sunday to extend the call to Mr.
Cashwell, on recommendation of
the pulpit committee, which in
cluded ""ton Keeter, chairman,
W. A. WL.iams, Mrs. J. E. L&pford,
Mrs. E. C. McClain, E. R. Roberts,
I. A McGill and L E. Abbott.
Building permits were issu
ed at Oity Hall last week to C.
T. Bennett, house on Sims
street, $3,500, to Mrs. T. A. Pol
lock, remodel, $700, to Sam
Howell, 'house on Deal street,
$3,500 and to Robert Byers, add
room, $110. y
Joniors, Rained Ont Last Weekend,
flifShelby Here Friday. Saturday
King* Mountain and Shelby A
merlcan Legion junior baseball
teams are scheduled to tangle at
CKy Stadium here Friday and
Saturday nights. Game time is S
o'clock each night
| The two teams met In Shelby ;
Wednesday night, with the Shea
by nine taking a clone 9 to 8 de
cision. The Shelby game was o
rlglrrally scheduled for last Fri
day night, bih was rained out.
'Hie two games this weekend
were scheduled after rain washed
out contests set for City Stadium
on July 13, and laat Saturday
? i* idlid
Kings Mountain used four pit
chers ? Charles lcirby, Charles
PanteT, Fred Ktser and Bob Wells,
tn that order ? and Sheflby sent
out four also.
Kiirgs Mountain outtrtt the win
ners 9 to f, but contributed ? er
roru to the winners 5 for the dlf
Jim Klmmell, with a triple am)
a single in three oUk-ial trips led
the Kingt Mountain hitting. Bil
ly Watts, Sob Bridge* Sonny
White, Tommy Ballard, Kenneth
Spencer, Painter and Darvtai Mom
split the other seven hit*, all
A four -run rally in the top of
the ninth pot the Mountaineers
bfc k into the ball game but died
with two runners on base after
the losers - t?td batted around
HamrtcH Led ford, McKee and
Cabtness saw tour* of duty ?*?
the mound tor Shelby.
The ecore by Innings:
KM 200 001 014 8 ?' 8
S i ||<n0 1?22x 9 8 5
Sewer Line Work
Pragiui on the current sew
er ?sponsion project of tht city
wttttauwi ttto ?Mk. <n the "
firm of Rood 6 A boo, AiberiUt
contractors, continued the lay
ing of the sower line on Wat- ]
A hoary tqactor-type ditch- :
digging machine was busy
ladling out dirt to depths of
some 16 foot. More thai, one
block of the sower line Install
lotion on this street has been
After completion of the Wat
terson street Job, the company
is to lay a sewer line on North
The work is under the. su
pervision of Dan Frailer, engi
Funeral rites for Mrs. Susie
Harlow Ramsey, 73, were held
Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock
*t Macedonia Baptist church, in
terment following at Pisgah ARP
Rev. Robert L. Hardin, Mace
donia pastor, conducted the rites.
Mrs. Ramsey, widow of George
Ramsey, died at the home of her
daughter, Mis. Newton Bianton,
at the Margrace Mill on Wednes
day sfternoon at 12:02. She had
been TH for five days.
A native o<f York county, S. C., j
she had lived in Kings Mountain |
for 30 years. She was a member I
of First Baptist church and was :
the daughter of the late Isabel ;
Dotfer and Ed Harlow
Surviving, In addition to Mrs. !
Bianton, are three daughter,
Mrs. E. J. Dover and Mrs. Ander
son Huskey, Kings Creek, S. C.,
and Mrs. Geneva Wray, Kings
Mountain, a brother, Roy W. Har
low, Kings Mountain, and a sis
ter, Mrs. James Ramsey, of Gas
ton ia. Also surviving are 29]
grandchildren and 31 great -
Dr. Craig I ones
Opens Office Here
Dr. Craig Jones, member of the
staff of Shelby hospital, has o*
pened an office in King* Moun
ii tl ?" ?*??> -/
The new office Is located in the
Morrison Building at the comer
of Gold street and Battleground
road and wfli be open oh Tues
day and Thursday afternoons
from 2 to 4 p. m.
Dr. Jones, said that he would
not serve a* a general p paction
?r. He -will take only surgical pa
tients and expects to handle sur
gery .at the Kings Mountain hos
pital when It is opened.
Rev. W. H. Slender, for the past
five years pastor of St. Mat
thev's Lutheran church, has' re
signed the pastorate effective
September 1, 10 accept a call to
serve as pastor of the Lutheran
church at Cameron, S. C.
Announcement of Mr. Sterider'9
resignation was made at morn
ing church services last Sunday.
Currently on vacation. Mr Sten
der tendered his resignation by
letter to A. ?. Kiser. chairman of
the church council.
The Cameron church is a lerge
rural church in the community
of Cameron, between Columbia
Mr. Stender is scheduled vo
return to Kings Mountain on
July 29th and wfll serve the local
church through the month of Au
Mr. Stender came to Kings
Mountain after serving as pastor
for eight years cf. St. James Lu
theran church. Sumter, S. C. A
native of Charlegran, 5. C? he.
was educated at Newberry col
lege. Lutheran Theological sem
inary, at Columbia, and he ob-.
talned an M. A. degree from the
University of South Carolina.
Back From Camp
Kings Mountain's National
Guard unit ? Headquarters and
Headquarters Co., 3rd Battalion,
120th Infantry regiment ? - re
turned Sunday from a two-week
encampment at Fort Jackson,
S" 9" JjpsR .
The company, commanded by
Captain Samuel Humes Houston,
was rated satisfactory, receiving
a superior rating on attendance
at field exercises and excellent
ratings on training and on care
"We feel we accomplished a I
great deal during the (two-weeks
field training program," Captain
Houston said this week. The unit
received the highest i<ating at-'
tainable, he said, considering the
fact that the company is not up
to strength required for a com- j
bat efficient' rating.
The entire company, 56 men
and officers, attended the en
campment. Captain Houston ex
pressed apreciation to employers
of members of the company who
granted leaves so that the whole
company could attend the Impor
tant training program.
The two-week training program
tops off a year-round program
during which the unit trains
each Monday night at the armory
The company arrived at Fort
Jackson by bus around 11:00 o'
clock on July 2nd. Chow was pre
pared and served under the able
direction of Sgc. lcl Clarence G.
Myers, Jr., company mess ser
geant. The first day was mostly
(Cont'd on page twelve)
Mrs. Jessie Hogue Harmon, 84,
?widow of J. A. Harmon, died Mon
day afternoon at Shelby hospi
tal. Death was the result of a
broken hip which Mrs- Harmon
sustained last Friday when she
fell at the home of her daughter.
Mrs. Knox Hardin, on North
Washington street in Shelby.
Funeral services were held at
4:30 o'Olock Wednesday afternoon
at Sulphur Springs Methodist
cfhurch where Mrs. Harmon had
been a member since girlhood.
The body lay In state for half an
hour prior to the service. The
Rev. R. L. Forbis, pastor, officiat
ed, assisted by the Kev. R. M.
Hauss. Interment was made in
the church cemetery.
Mrs. Harmon was the daughtei !
of the late Jesse and Dulceniaj
Hogue. She is survived by two j
daughters, Mrs. Hardin of Shel- j
by and Mrs. Hoyle Starnes of
Monroe and seven grandchildren.
She had! Ived here with the Har
din? for die past 12 years.
Mr*. Harmon was a sister-in
law of Mrs. T. P. McGill, Mrs.
Minnie H. Crawford, M1ss Ella
McOlll, T. N. Harmon and M. L.
Harmon, of Kings Mountain.
Discount tor pre -payment of
1950 cKy tax bills, now one and
half-percent, wlH drop to one
percent at the close at business
July 31. A large portion of the
1950 Wry has already been
President Asks Money ; Powers ,
, P. ? ? . ? ? ~
To Halt , Repulse Communists
To Wai Moves
Kings Mountain's reaction to
the movement of the nation to
ward a war economy was reason
ably calm. .
There was some increase in
buying of commodities which be
came scare, during World War II,
but retailers and wholesalers
doubted that the buying pace
was as heavy here as in some of j
the more populous cities of the |
state and nation.
The younger men of the com- j
munlty. including men of draft j
age. and World War II veterans i
in the several reserve corps, were
j?till. wandering- when the call to
duty would ?come. Meantime, tne
army talked of raising the draft
age ceiling from 25 to 35, but the
people wondered what this meant
? since almost all of physically
fit men in (he 25-35 age group
| There was not much addition
al news on the draft- Cleveland
County selective service board
at Shelby was being reactivated
and the board held a "classifica
Hon" meeting last week, but the
telephone at the office in Shelby
did not answer Thursday after
noon. No call for pre induction
physical eliminations of 'local
! board registrants had been receiv
I ed yet, T. W. Orayson. King*
I Mountain member of the board
told the Herald.
In Charlotte, a portion of the ,
huge Quartermaster Depot was
being prepared for use as a Wes- i
tern North Carolina examination *
Otherwise, the Kings Moun
tain unit of the North Carolina
National Guard returned from a <
two-week summer encampment
as per schedule. s
In Kings Mountain, there ap
peared a minor run on tires and
sugar, with an occasional extra i
request for a pair of nylon hose, j
Tire dealers here said .their com
paniess -have .already informed ^
them that they will be begin al- .
locating supplies next month. ,
One grocer reported that a cus
tomer offered to buy his full
stock of sugar, but that he had
refused to sell. One chain Store
had received instructions not to
sell sugar to institutional users i
or other big users.
Prices were escalating. .
Tires had Jumped from five to
seven and one-hwlf percen.,
bread was up one cent per loaf,
and butchers were complaining j
about Jumping meat prices. '
One wholesaler said he didn t
think anybody need to get excit
ed about the situation. "If the re
tailers run shy of particular com
modities, it's indicative of the
hand-to-mouth buying policy
they've been following since war
shortages ceased." he said. "It
I wouldn't take too much of a run
to empty shelves of some stores
of spt.v UOma."
In general, the attitude here
was a "wait -and see" on*. \
The war news had generated
increased demand for cotton tex
tiles and it was being felt here.
One plant, which had been on a
four-day work week, was run- 1
ning five days this week.
*49 City Tax Bill
90.7 Percent Paid I
Tho 1949 tqx levy of the City I
oi Kings Mountain, totaling |
S104.055.29, was 90.7 percent
paid at the close of business
June 30, according to report of
S. A. Crouse. city clerk.
The total amount of 1949 |
taxes collected by June 30 was
It was pointed out that prop
erty on which 1949 taxes have j
not b#en paid will be advertis
ed for sale, beginning August
Annual Red Cross
Meeting Held' J
Z ? = ? j
_ . .Reports on the .past year's op-- i
erations was the main ifem of
business at the annual meeting
of the Kings Mountain Chapter, i
American Red Cross, held at City
Hall on Monday night.
L. L. Benson, chapter chair- .
chairman, presided. Officers of '
the organization, are elected for;
two-year terms and no election
was required, it was reported.
Reports Included those of the
service chairman and the treas
.Four new directors were elect
ed, however. They were Mrs. La
mar Herndon, of Bcth-Waire com
jmimlty, Mrs. Mary B. Goforth,
Franklin Harry, of Grover, and
Edwin Moore, of Patterson Grove
Officers for the year 1950-51
were installed at a meeting of i
Otis D. Green Post 155, the Amer- |
lean Legion, held at the Legion \
Building on East Gold street last
. Legionnaries Griffin P. Smith, ;
and Durham Davis, of Shelby, j
conducted the Installation rites. |
Paul Mauney was again installed
as commander of the organiza- 1
Other officers installed includ
James (Stumpy) Houser, vice
James Bennett, adjutant.
F. R. McCurdy, chaplain.
Bruce Mc Daniel,, sergeant -at
Charles English, historian.
Fred Haithoock, finance officer.
John Gladden, T. W. Grayson,
Warren Reynolds, Ralph (Frosty)
Spearman and Hubert Aderholdt,
members of the executive com
Architect's plans for remodel
fng the Legion building were pre
sented to the membership for
study and a report from Athletic
Officer W. L. Plonk on Junior
baseball was read by Commander
A total of $156.99 was ool
lected from the city's parking
meters on Wednesday accord
ing to a report by City Clerk
S. A. Crouse.
Blood Donors Who Set 113-Pint
Local Record Last Week Listed
Roster of donors who contribu
ted to the new Kings Mountain
high of 113 pints at the vista of
the regional bioodmoblle on
Thursday, July 13, at the Wo
man's club was released this
week by H. R. Hunnicutt. chair
man of the blood service pro
First person to file through
the center was Ralph E. Weaver,
with the 113th James C. Gibson
according to the report.
The roster, which lists persons
In order as they filed through the
Ralph E. Weaver. ?
J. T. Green.
Frank A. Bettls.
Arlis H. Green.
Draee M. Peeler.
Donald L. Parker.
David L. Saunders.
Mrs. David L. Saunders.
Dr. D. F. Hord
Miss Martha S. Carroll.
John L. Bridges.
James L. Moss
Broad us Moss.
Richard P. Fostter
Theodore H. Mots.
Miss Alice W. Fulton.
Wood raw H. Bridges.
David M. Neili.
Mrs. Floy C. Oates.
James E. Henson.
James L. Lockhart.
Boyce J. Sanders.
\ Lemuel E. Deese, Jr.
Alvin L. Dixon.
William M. Dixon. -
Robert F. Caveny.
William E. Dye.
Miss Grace E. Davis.
William L. Goforth.
Haskell D. Wilson.
Miss Frances M. Summers.
Ben. T. Ballird.
Bobby E. Ettecs
Mrs. Emma Mae Dye.
Frank M. White. . . ,
Chas. O. Lovelace.
(Cont'd on page twelve) -
Plan To Effect
With the fighting in Korea ap
proaching the completion of its
fourth week, the United States
moved toward a semi -war econ
omy Thursday a.s the Congress
began acting on President Tru
man's recommendations to halt
and throw back Communist ag
The President asked, in a mes
sage to Congress Wednesday:
,? tit An increase of $10,000,000,
000 in appropriations for the arm
? ti'i 'Elimination <>l TTic" ceiling
limiting the number' of men for
the armed services. _ .
? 13 > Power to re- institute con
trols on consumer credit.,
<4t Power to -allocate necessary
(5) The authority to "freeze"
enlistments of men in the arm
The President informed Con
gress that he had authorized the
armed forces to call members
of the reserve and National Guard
units to duty,
It was apparent that the re
quests by the President meant
placing on the nation a semi-waT
footing which might last for
years. The President himself
used the term "several years." He
did not call for rationing and
price controls, describing them
as unnecessary, but added he
would call for them in event they
Meantime, the news from the
Korean warfront was the best it
had been since fighting began on
June 25lh, though the North Ko
rean Reds had resumed the offen
sive after a two-day lull.
The good news was landing of
two divisions on the East coast of
Korea, which brought the flat
statment from General Douglas
MacArthur, United Nations Com
mander, that North Korea had
lAst its chance to win.
Most observers predicted that
Congress would speedily grant
the President's request, In spite
of rumblings from segments of;
the Republican minority,
The immediate outlook was for
much higher taxes in 1951, a rel
ative scarcity of heavy goods
(automobiles, appliances, tele
vision sets), return to duty by
some reservists, chiefly special
ists, and larger down -payment
requirements for purchase of
homes, and other durable goods.
It already required more money
to buy a home through the Fed
eral Housing Authority, as down
payment requirements had been
raised 25 percent.
On Phone Rate Hike
Public heating on the appli
cation of Southern Bell Tele
phone and Telegraph Company
lor service rate increases will
be held by the North Carolina
Utilities in Raleigh next Mon
Legal notice of the hearing
how appeared in the Herald and
other papers in the state during
the past two weeks.
According to the notice pub
lished by Southren Bell, the
Monday hearing will be devo
ted to presentation by the com
pany of its testimony in sup
port of the requested rate in
W. C. Adams, district mane
ger of ftouthem Bell, told the
Herald this week that he had
not received in his office infor
mation regarding the requested
rate increases for Kings Moun
The announcement states
that, at the conclusion of the
hearing Monday, it will be re
cessed to a later dais when
ether interested persons" -Till
have the opportunity to offer