City Limits 7.199
(Final Unofficial Census 1950)
Immediate Trading Area 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL. 61 NO. 33
Kings Mountan. N. C.. Friday. August 18. 1950
PRICE FIVE CENTS
A hamburger steak supper for
all Legion members has been
scheduled for Saturday night
at the Legion Hall. Tinje is 6:30
to 9 >p. m. Next regular meeting
of the organization has been
set for Friday,. September 8th.
'. at 8 p. m.
Building permits were issued
at City Hall during the past
week to Dr. Paul Hendricks, for
construction of a six-room
dwelling on West Mountain
street, $5,000, to Sam McAbee,
for addition of two rooms to
residence, $270, and to Carl F.
Mauney, for construction of a.
Directors of the Kings Moun
tain Country Club, Inc., will
hold their regular monthly sup
per meeting at the club on Fri
day night at 7 o'clock, it was
nounced by Ollie Harris, secre
B. N. Barnes, superintendent
of City Schools, Is attending the
annual conference of North
Carolina School ? Smw>rlntfn.
. jdents beJUig-?Leldr-4it -Macs- Hilt
' ATTEND CONFERENCE
Mrs. J. N. Gamble and Mrs.
Paul Mauney attended the area
conference in Charlotte last
week of Red Cross officials for
a discussion of plans for emer
gency blood collections. The
Red Cross is mapping plans to
increase collections of blood, in
event of national crisis.
ARP LATMAN'S DAY
Sunday will be Layman's
Day at Bon darken, summer
assembly grounds of the Asso
ciate Reformed Presbyterian
church, and a large number of
members of the Boyce Memori
al ARP church here are expect
ing to go to Bon darken for the
Annual picnic of Central Me
thodist church will be held at
Lake Montonia on next Friday
I August 2.5th) at 6:30 p. m. ac
cording to announcement this
week. Miss Peggy Ham.n. nd,
youth director at the church
this summer, will be the speci
al honor guest.
? NEW MANAGER
I. J. Terry, native of Lexing- i
ton, Ky? has moved to Kings |
Mountain to accept a position
as manager of Eagle 5 & 10
Store. He is married and Is tem
porarily residing at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. George Hord
while in search of a four-room
house or apartment.
TO MANAGE TEACHERAGE
Mrs. Hill Carpenter will as
sume the duties of manager of
the Teacherage on North Pied
mont avenue, it was learned
Thursday from the Jacob S.
Mauney Memorial Library
board. Mrs. Carpenter, physical
education teacher at Kings
Mountain high school for the
past several years, will assume
her duties prior to the opening
of the school term on Septem
ber 5. She succeeds Mrs. J. B.
McGills Of Gaston
Hold Annual Reunion
The McGills of Gaston ?held
( ieir annual reunion at Bethel
church arbor off the Cherryville
road Wednesday, elected officers
for the coming year and enjoywf
a picnic dinner.
Some 80 members of the clan
were present for the annual ga
thering and elected the follow
ing officers: Wilmot Whitesrides,
of Gastonia, president; Mrs. Geor
ge W. Mauney, of Ktn*s Moun
tain, vice -president; and Miss
Ava Ware, of Kings Mountain,
Rev. J. H. Br end a 11, pastor of
Central Methodist church, con
ducted the devotional period, and
Mrs. A. P. Whltesides, of Gas
tonia, gave a brief memorial ser
vice. Miss Willie McGill, of Kings
Mountain, read the vital statis
tics for the year.
Sgt. Myers Leaves
For Temporary Doty
Sergeant First Clasa Clarence
G. Myers, Jr., left Wednesday for
four months temporary duty at
Camp Lee, Va.
Sg<. Myers is a member of the
Kings Mountain National Guard
He will attend an army food
service school M Camp Lee. Sgt.
Myers is mess sergeant of the
Kings Mountain company.
Of Red Dangei
Against a backdrop of personal
experience as a Latvian citizen,
F. Burvis, currently a Charlotte
electrical company employee,
warned members of the Kings
Mountain Kiwanls club at last ,
week's meeting against the Rus- j
sian Communists, who, he said,
intend to conquer the world.
The Latvian recited the history >
of the Baltic state, which, he said, j
dates back 4,000 years, and which
was guaranteed independence af- j
ter World War I. The independ- |
ence didn't last long, and the lit
tle nation of 2,000,000 people be- j
came a battleground between
Nazi Germany and Communist
First, Russia took over the na
tion via terms of the German -
Soviet non- aggression pact of
June 17, 1940. The Russians, Mr.
Burvis reported, took over in typ
ical fashion, seizing some 36,000
Latvians and killing 26,000 in the
first year cf occupation.
The Russians would guarantee
independence in one breath, he
declared, then pillage, appropri
ate and destroy at the next.
He said the people were over
joyed when Hitler's armies rout
ted the Russians from Latvia
early in the fighting, only to find
that the N 'is operated in the
same mannor as the Russians. "It
was tin; m nw as
TTTUnists," he declared.
In 1944, he continued, Latvia
again became a seat of war, add
ing that the Nazis in their re
treat, followed the scorched earth
policy. Theyjordered the Latvians
evacuated, and those who did not
"cooperate" were either shot or
imprisoned. Biit many were hap
py to run away from the "Red de
liverers," he added.
, Again, as in 1940-41, Latvian
people are exposed to the same
dangers, he said, with echelons
of deported people leaving the
Baltic for unknown places. In
turn, ithe Russians send In their
own. people and others, who as
sume name* of those deported,
lie said a general order by the
Russians declares married Latvi- J
ans summarily divorced, with the
women forced to marry the inva
In closing, Mr. Burvis declared:
(1) The Communists have as
their one great aim the world rev
(2) The Communists live in
the imagination that the revolu
tion can be brought about by.
(3) The Soviet Union is regard
ed by them as the chief force in
the world revolution.
(4) The Communist parties out- :
side the Soviet Union are branch 1
offices or auxiliary troops of the j
Stating that people of this na
tion who have no concept of the
Communist tyranny are often in
credulous concerning its terrors,
he declared, "God forbid that
those who look down on us from
their height, their seeming secur
ity and their seeming superority
may not suffer one day the same
bad misfortune as we (Latvians)
bear it now."
Street And Sewer
City street crews were busy
this week finishing the Jofo of
widening South' Piedmont ave
nue, from Mountain street to E.
The West side of the ctreet was
previously widened and treated
with tar and gravel surfacing,
and city street crews began work
on the Bast side of the street
City officials also reported the
sewer installations on North
Watterson and North Sims streets
virtually completed. This work
was done by Reed and A bee,
Asheville contractors. It is de
signed to p?>vide sewer service
to two large residential areas.
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SKETCH OF PROPOSED LEGION BUILDING ? Shown above is an architect's sketch'of the Legion
Building, located on East Gold street as it will look after proposed remodeling is completed. The taller
part of the structure is the present building, with tho two additions, to the south (front) and t~ the
east sketched in. Plans call for an auditorium, a dining room, a kitchen, a locker room, ladies' and
men's rest rooms, a game room and a refreshment bar. A building permit secured from the city several
weeks ago listed the estimated cost at S12.000. Van Wageningen & Cotbran. Shelby architectural firm,
recently completed plans for the remodeling work and is now in process of making blueprints.
Listed at $5,501,078
Fxq? Ldsl ? Yeax.
Taxable property In Kings
Mountain for 1950 totals $5,501,- 1
078, a net loss of $83,827 from the
valuation for 1949, according to
figures announced yesterday by
S. A. Crouse, city clerk and treas
The downward trend thus con- j
tinues for the second cunsecutive j
Biggest drop is shown in list
ings of personal property which
has shown a downward trend
since the high of 1948, when list
ings of personal property for tax- 1
ea totaled $1,964,144.
The figure this year Is $1,487,
974, a considerable drop from the
$1,686,373 in 1919. In general, it j
was pointed out, inventories of
industrial plants showed a steady j
drop from the peak at January j
Real property totals continue
to increase slightly, realty list
ings totaling $3,692,516 for the
current year, a gain of approxi
mately $113,000 -over 1949.
Listings of motor vehicles al- 1
so accounted for a portion of the
drop in personal property list
ings, owners of Kings Mountain
automobiles, trucks and other
motor vehicles listing a total of
$593,102 in motor vehicles this
year, a drop of $107,000 from (he
total in 1949. This was attributed
to a general decline in "blue j
book" values of cars. Listings are j
taken from the pricing chart of
the American Association of Au
Kings Mountain citizens list
ed motor vehicles totaling $700,
153 for 1949 and $595,498 for 1948.
The total listing of $5,501,078,
with a tax rate of $1.80 per $100
valuation, should return to city
coffers during the current year
$99,119.41. ? J
Breakdown on tax listing.- /or
recent years follows:
1950 ? Realty, $3,692,516, per
sonal property, $1,487,974; cor
porate excess, $320,588; total,
1949 ? Realty, $3,579,898; per
sonal property, $1,686,373; cor
porate excess, $318,634; total, $5,
1948 ? Realty, $3,469,979; per
sonal rroperty, $1,964,144; cor
porate excess, $308,456; total, $5,
The parking meters in down ?
town Kings Mountain collected
a total of $148,55 for the week
which ended at noon Wednes
day according a report toy
City Clerk S. A. Crouse.
First Gioap Of Cleveland Men
Took Physical Exams Thursday
The reactivated draft operated
again In Cleveland County Thurs
day morning, as 62 men were
transported by bus to the Char
lotte Quartermaster Depot for
preinduotkm physical examina
A special bus left Shelby at 1
o'clock for the trip to Charlotte.
Several men ordered to report
for preinduction physical exam
inations failed to report, Mrs.
Mrs. Clara Newman, clerk to the
selective service board said. They
Included: Hex L. Owens, Ralph
Adam* Jr., Albert J. C. Martin,
John . Franklin Varner, Curlee
'Ross and Gene Watson.
Second group of men to get
pre-lnduction physical examina
tions Wave been ordered to report
to the orfftoe In Shelby fbr trans
portation to Charlotte' next Wed
nesday. Call lor next Wednesday
is for 100 men.
The board te already dipping
into the 22-year-old group to fill
Its calls. Under .present selective
service procedure, older men in
the 19-25 age group are being
called up first.
Men found physically fit will
have a minimum of X day s be
fore being order up for Induction.
First possible induction date for
men from this county 'will be
Mrs. Newman Said Thursday
that no further calls have been
received by the county board
However, General Lewis B. Her
shey, Chief of selective service,
said this Week that titoore large
calls are anticipated. He declar
ed that July estimates of needs
for men toy the armed forces are
sf dMs.T- .
lay Cees Picnic
At El Bethel
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wives and guests were treated to
a bountiful picnic supper by la- |
dies of El Bethel Methodist chur
ch on the grounds of the historic
church last Tuesday.
The supper took the place of
the regularly scheduled meeting.
Some sixty -odd members and
guests attended. No business 1
meeting was held.
Some 185 guests called at th'o
Masonic Hall last Friday after
noon at a reception honoring Ar
nold W. Kincaid, of Kings Moun
tain, associate grand patron of
the North Carolina Order of Eas
tern Star, and Mrs. Maude Bay
nor Foy, of Kinston, associate
grand matron. i
Among the group calling at the
reception presented by the Bes
semer City and Kings Mountain
Eastern Star chapters were guests
from Raleigh, Charlotte, Hender
sonville, Asheville, Belmont,
Roseboro, Gastonia, Shelby, Black
Mountain, Cremerton, Lowell,'
Fallston, Salisbury, Sanford, Kin '
ston, Elizabeth City, Durham. [
Hickory and Elkin, including sev ,
eral members of the grand com
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bridges |
greeted the guests and Mr. and
Mrs. Elmo Bridges ?introduced the
guests to the recei/ing line. Miss,
June Smith directed the guests te |
the punch bowl, where members,
of the Bessemer City and Kings
Mountain Chapters served. Pun
ch was poured by Mrs. Roy
Moore, Mrs. D. M. Morrison, and
Mrs. Am rose Cloninger, Mrs.
Floyd Noblett and Mrs. G. A. Brid
ges superintended the register
'and Mr. and- Mrs. B. E. Callis
In the receiving line, in addi
tion to Che honored guests, were
Mrs. Theo Lynn, worthy matron
of the Bessemer City chapter, Mrs.
A. W. Kincaid, worthy matron of
the Kings Mountain chapter, G.
A. Bridges, worthy patron of the
Kings Mountain chapter, Mr&j
Mae H. Willman. worthy grand
matron, of Asheville, Jesse ' M.
Henley, worthy grand patron, of
Roseboro, Mrs. Helen Rimmer,
grand conductress, of Sanford,
Mrs. Hilda Hallburton, grand Es
ther, of Asheville, Mrs. Viola
! Dawson, grand Ruth, of Charlotte,
Marshal Dillinfr, past grand pa
jtron, of Gastonia, George R. Ben
j nett, past grand matron, of
j Greensboro, Mrs. Rheta Henley,
past grand matron, of Roseboro,
Mrs. Elspeth C. Setzer, past grand
matron, of Charlotte, Mrs. Leola
M. Byerly, past grand matron, of
Gastonia. Mrs. Hugh Steven*,
grand representative, of Ashe
ville, Mrs. Lucille Davis, district
deputy grand matron, of Char
lotte, Mrs. Awella Gregory, dis
trict deputy grand njatron, of
Elizabeth City, Mrs. Claire Leond
hart, district deputy grand ma
tron, of Shelby, Harvey Bird, dis
trict deputy grand patron, of Dur
ham. Dewey Sigmon, district dep
uty grand patron, of Hickory, And
Edward Hood, dfcftriet deptuy
grand paM-on, of EHdn.
Following the reception, five
chapters of Eastern Star were
hosts <o the worthy grand ma
tron and patron at 8 o'clock, some
130 persona attending this meet
ing. Ho* chapters wene Bessemer
Cttjr, Kings Mountain, Sheib;
Fallston and Camp Call. . -
Grayson To Quit
! T. W. Grayson, Kings Mountain
jeweler and member of the Cle- J
veland County Selective Service i
board, said this week he is re
signing from the board.
This means that the hoard is ?
now seeking two new WMnbo^
crease its membership from three
to five men.
Mr. Grayson told the Herald he
was resigning effective August
22nd, but Mrs. Clara Newman,
clerk to the board, said Mr. Gray
son had agreed to serve until a
replacement had been appointed.
Members of the selective ser
vice board are appointed by the .
director of selective service, on \
recommendation by the clerk of
Mr. Grayson said he was re
signing from the board due to !
the press of other duties.
He has served on the board for
more than a year. He is a veteran
of World War II.
Recreation Body j
Meets In Shelby
Members of the Kings Moun-i
tain Recreation Commission dis- j
cussed ways and means of build- j
ing a community recreation cen- j
iter here with members of the
Shelby Recreation Commission at
a dinner meeting in Shelby Wed
| The dinner was held at Shel
by's Community Recreation Cen
1 Outlining methods by which
Shelby secured its handsome
plant were Clayton Perrault, J
manager of the center, and Holt
McPherson and Henry Edwards,
members of the Shelby commis
The Shelby group suggested
I that first steps would be selec
tion of a suitable site and a
check of the legal standing of
ithe city recreation commission.
Mrs. Paul Mauney, chairman
of the Kings Mountain commis
sion, said the local commission
expects to continue efforts along
this line, -
Attending the meeting, in ad
dition to Mrs. Mauney, were Mrs.
Aubrey Mauney, Mrs. George
Houser, Mrs. J. H. Patterson, Mrs.
Harry Page, Dr. P. G. Padgett, W.
K. Mauney, Jr., and Hunter Neis
To Begin Monday
First games of the playoff se
ries for the four first division fin
ishers in the Initial season of the
Kings Mountain Softball Asso
ciation sponsored league are
scheduled to get underway Mon
day afternoon on the Craftspun
Mill atheltic field.
Pauline and Craftspun are to
tangle In the first game at five
o'clock, with Margrace and Bur
lington set to go in the second
game of the doubieheader imme
diately after the first game.
' The two Monday losers are
scheduled to meet at 5 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon in the first
game of a double bill, with the
two Monday winners to play In
the "owl" game.
One team will be eliminated
from play in the first game of
the Tuesday set in the double
The tournament oouid end on
Wednesday afternoon with a pair
of games provided a team- is
eliminated in the first game. The
winner of that gaim- would have
to play a double header.
Should a seventh game be re
quired it would he played on
AH games are to be played on
tha Craftspun field and no ad
ttjsakm win be charged.
Graham Says Montonia Road
To Get 66 Fullest Consideration "
Damaged By Fire
The city was victim of an epi
dcmic of fires this week.
City firemen, were called out
three times, beginning late Sun-.
I day night, with an alarn^at Pau
line Mill. Early Tuesday morning
the fire department was called
to put out a fire in an automo
bile on Grace street, and they ex
tinguished a fire at the home of
C. L Fulton on West Mountain
street Thursday mornintr.
Total damages on the fires had
not been completely estimated
Thursday at noon.
City firemen answered the a
larm on the Fulton residence fire
at 7:15 Thursday morning. The
fire was caused by a defective
chimney at the rear of the house
and resulted in considerable
damage to the kitchen and roof.'
Firemen sprayed the blaze with
two streams of water before ex
tinguishing the blaze. The fire
- ? . - ?
Harry Kimmel, Pauline Mill su
perintendent said damage from
the Sunday night fire at the mill
would total in excess of $2,000.
Only one loom was destroyed by
the fire, but several suffered se
vere water damage.
The fire resulted from a defec
tive wiring connection and broke j
out only about 15 minutes before
the plant was to begin operations
on the Monday morning shift. !
Firemen found connecting hose :
unnecessary for this fire, as the I
mill sprinkler system extingufh- i
ed the blaze.
The fire in the automobile of '
Loy Camp on Grace street oc
curred at 2:45 Tuesday morning.
Damage was slight, Fire Chief
Grady King, reported
Ware Wins Degree
At Indiana School.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. ? William;
P. Ware, son of Mr. and Mrs. Law- ;
rence Ware, 606 W. Gold street,
is among the summer term grad
uates of Indian^ Technical Col
lege in Fort Wayne. He received
the B. S. degree in aeronautical
engineering. Ware came to Indi- 1
ana Technical College in the]
spring of 1948. The school awards
the bachelor's degree in 27 mon- 1
ths in aeronautical, chemical, ci
vil, electrical, mechanical and ra
dio engineering by omitting
many of the cultural courses
while retaining the fundamental
mathematics and engineering
Ware graduated from Kings
Mountain high school and served
in the U. S. Army for about two
years, attached to the 82nd Air
Whije attending college. Ware
was employed part-time at the
Keenan Hotel. Nearly 60 percent
of the students earn all or part of
their expenses and the school
gives special help in arranging
for such employment.
In the school year 1949-50, 406
men received degrees from Indi
ana Technical College, represent
ing practically every state in the
United States and many foreign
Of District To Meet
A district meeting of Young
Democrats of the 11th Con
gressional district will be held
at Brackett's Cedar Park, near
Casar, on Saturday. September
9, it was announced by W. Fai
son Barnes, chairman of the
i Cleveland County organization.
Mr. Barnes said U. S. Senator
Clyde R. Hoey, Congressional
Nominee Woodrow Jones, So- ,
licitor Basil Whitener and oth
er party standard-bearers have
been invited to attend.
Supper will be served and tic
kets for the gathering are now
available at SI. 50, Mr. Barnes
To Convene Here
I . Some 50 members of the North j
Carolina Funeral Directors asso
ciation will attend a ninth dis
Monday evening, according, to
announcement by J. Ollle Harris,,
Kings Mountain mortician and i
district governor. '
The district includes Union.
Mecklenburg. Cabarrus, Lincoln
Gaston and Cleveland counties.
State officials expected to at
tend the meeting are President
Fred Kesler. of Henderson, Vice
President W. N. Hovis, of Char- 1
lotte, Secretary Luther Culpepper,
of Elizabeth City, and Clyde O.
Robinson, of kaleigh, executive
secretary of the North Carolina
Funeral Directors and Embalm
j Dinner will be served at 6 o'
clock, and the business session
following will include a discus
sion of new laws concerning fun
Plans Progress I
Plans lor the annual Beth-Ware
Community Fair were going for- 1
ward this week, according to an- j
nouneement by Myers Hambri- :
ght, fair manager.
. The annual three-day commu- j
nity event will be held at Both
!\Vare School grounds on Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday, Sep- ,
tember 14, 15 and 16.
The R. C. Lee Riding Devices
will be on hand to furnish a spe- j
clal treat for the- youngsters, and :
: Friday, September 15th will be
School Day, with special events
land contests staged for children
^and with special reduced fares
for children on the riding devices, j
Mr. Hambright said the annu
! a 1 pre-fair barbecue supper, for
, Fair Premium Book advertisers,
has been scheduled for Wednes
day, August 30.
Exhtbits are expected to be bet
ter than ever. Mr. Hambright
said, with many entries 1n the
several divisions, which include
livestock, field crops, horticul
ture, domestic science, live-at
home program and other commu
The fair is sponsored by the
Beth -Ware Progressive club.
High School Football Practice
Began Tuesday; 45 Out Fox Team
With the 1350 football practice
reason only In Its second day,
candidates for the Kings Moun
tain high school team got down
to rough work Wednesday with
ja light scrimmage session.
Some 45 students reported for
uniform Issue Monday morning
and Tuesday morning the squad
i under the direction of Head
Coach Shu Carlton .and Assistant
;Coach Don Parker, assisted by
Line Coach Pride RaUerree, of
Lenoir Rhyne College, an All
State lineman with Wake Forest
in 1945, took to the field at City
Hot weather Thursday sent the
team back into shorts for "dry
run" scrimmage and condition
Some eleven Jettermen of the
1949 team, which had a good sea
son record of five wins and five
losses and a Westren (Class A)
conference record of three wins
and five losses, form the back
bone of the 1950 squad.
Lettermf n Include End Don
Flowers, Tackle Charles Mauney,
| Tackle Jack Crouch, Tackle Ger
ald Valentine, Guard Robert Da
I vis. Guard faul McGlnnls, Cen
ter Bob Hul tender. WingbacV Jim
Cobb, Tailback Charles "BiJiy"
Shytle, Blocking Back Fred Tate
and Fullback Don Bumgardner. I
On hand to bolster the return- j
ing backfield 1s Jim Kimmell, a
sophomore who will be playing
his first season of football. He
was a promising candidate last
season, was sidelined with a bad
case of appendicitis and was lost
for the season.
Several graduates of the gram
mar grade football program are
also out for the team including
Ollie Harris, Ronnie I^ayton, Jim
McDaniel, WIllLi Greene, Dickie
Woodward, Don Barrett, Bill
Rhea, Don McCarter, R. Moore, J
Patterson, D. Barrett, S. Boheler,
E. Stroupe and J. Abernathy.
Other players out for the *950
team include Robert Goforth, Guy
Fisher, Dickie McMackin, Gene
Welch and Dickie Webb, of the
1949 roster and Kenneth Davis,
Bill Ruth, Steve Jones, Bob Go
forth, Fred Price, Charles Guyton,
Thurman Bums, Don Cioninger,
Jimmy Weaver, Douglas Falls
and Dean Ayers, newcomers.
Players lost from tfie 19-19 team
by graduation and otherwise in
clude AH Conference End Bob
(Cont'd on page eight)
At Meeting Here
I Highway Commissioner Joseph
Graham, of Iron Station, promis
ed "fullest consideration" of lo
cal citizens' request for hard sui
facing of the Lake Montonia road
1 at a dinner here Monday evening.
! 'Commissioner Graham, County
Advisory Committeemen Wayne
L. Ware and Tom Cornwell, and
Ninth Division officials were en
tertained at dinner at the Kings
| Mountain Country Club by city
officials and (interested citizens.
Commissioner Graham said
that the Lake Montonia road had
1 been under consideration for im
provement, but that it had not
| yet been determined whether the
road would be improved, He said
jit Was possible that >it eould be
improved out of regular highway
funds, if not under the special
rural roads bond money, and
promised to look over the road in
the near future.
^WTfoHTTOtJi'^K^EtwL t h^com- ?
"fhfssioner with a petition from
some 150 citizens who are served
by the Lake Montonia road,
pointing out the need for improv
ing the road; '
The commissioner said the Ko
rean War had already resulted
in crimping highway department
plans for road work, with recent
bids on road -building higher, and
with material shortages already
existing or anticipated.
"Bids on roads during the first
three months of this year were
generally lower than had been
expected, but recently they have
been higher," the commissioner
said, "and we frankly don't know
just how far we shall be abhe to
stretch the money available.
L. Arnold Riser asked the com
missloner to aid in improving the
road Into Davidson Memorial
Scout camp, a road not now on
the county system. Division Engi
neer Lewis Peck explained that
the highway commission might
be able to give some aid in im
proving the road as a "communi
Joe A. Neisler asked improve
ment of a half-mile strip of road
running from the Margraee Mill
village to the Beeson Creek Road,
the latter now being improved.
Mr. Neisler pointed out that im
provement of this road would
eliminate rail crossings for a
large number of motorists daily.
Commissioner Graham and his
staff agreed to drive over all the
roads and to do "everything pos
Hal Ward, mayor pro tempore,
presided at the dinner.
Roberts Bound Over
On Charge Of Rape
Charlie. Roberts, 45-yearold
farmer of the Oak Grove section,
was bound over to the October
term of Superior court In a Re
corder's court hearing at Shelby
Tuesday and is 'being held with
out bond on a charge of raping a
21-year-old mother of three child
Martin Ware, deputy Sheriff,
was the only witness to take the
stand in the hearing. Ware testi
fied that according to his inves
tigation Roberts came to the
home of Mrs. Willie Mae Willis
o I Oak Grove at midnight while
her husband was at work in
Kings Mountain. Ware said the
woman told him that Roberts
I asked her to open the door and
give him a piece of bread for a
hungry child who was with him.
He is charged then with forcing
his way into the home and rav
ishing Mrs- Willis whose young
est cbild is one month old.
i Deputy Sheriff Ware said that
Roberts admitted the attack in a
I confession made at the Cleveland
county jail folowing arrest at his
ihome at 8:30 p. m. on the even
ing following the alleged crime.
Lions To Hear ?
Crowell Little '
Crowell Little, Davidson col
lege football coach, will address
niemberS of the lUngs Mountain
SLionsclub at their regular meet -
iing Tuesday night at 7 ?'clpck
at the Woman's Club, according
(to announcement by William
Plonk, program chairman,
j Mr. Little is beginning his first
iyear as coach of the Davidson
college football team.
He is a former head coach at
I Kings Mountain high school and
I was a star quarterback at the
I University of North Carolina,
playing on UNC teams from
He was high school football
I coach here in 1938