City Limits 7,193
(Final Unofficial Census 1956)
Immediate Trading Area 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
I L Today
VOL. 61 NO. 34
Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday. August 25. 1950
PRICE FIVE CENTS
The parking meters located
in the downtown business sec
tion of Kings Mountain collec
ted a tot?l of $147.1? accord -
? tng to a ;eport by S. A. C rouse,
Mr. and Mrs. James B. Simp
son have moved into "Glen
brook," the E. Gold street home
of Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Mauney,
Jr. The Simpsons have been re
siding at the Teacherage on
City Administrator and Mrs.
Manley K. Fuller have rented
the home on Ridge street of
Mrs. P. W. Ferguson, of At Ian*
ta. They expect to occupy the
residence by October 1. The
Fullers are living at present at
the home of Mrs. F. E. Finger.
MRS. MAUNEY BETTER
Mrs. D. C. Mauney, who has
been a patient at Mercy hospi
tal in Charlotte for the past sev
eral weeks, was reported con
siderable improved yesterday.
She is now able to sit up a part
of the time. Mra. Mauney suf
fered a series a paralytic strok
es and her, condition had begn
-r- js#g*tfd?d-as ?critical. ^ - ^
S. A. MAUNEY ILL
S. A. Mauney, prominent
Kings Mountain citizen, has
been a patient in Mercy hospi
tal at Charlotte since becoming
ill last Saturday. His condition
was diagnosed as a stomach
ailment and he was reported
much improved Thursday.
Members -of his family hoped
he would toe able to return
home during iihe weekend.
Annual, homecoming servi
ces will toe held Sunday, Sep
tember 3, at Beulah Methodist
church, with Holt McPherson,
?manageing editor of the Shel
toy Dally Star, making the
principal address of the occas
ion. Picnic dinner will be serv
ed on the grounds, with the
program to follow. Revival ser
vices will begin at the church
in the evening.
BUILDING PERMITS .
Building permits were Issued
at Ctty Hall during the past
week to S. J. Sanders for con
struction of a drink stand on
Church street, $50; to John Gist
for addition of a porch, $50;
to Delbert Dixon for construc
tion of a new four-room house
on the corner of Sims and
Ridge streets, $3,500; and to
Elmer Lumber Co. for remodel
ing office building, $3,000.
Miss Margaret Ann White, 34,
died at her home in Kings Moun
tain Sunday at 6 o'clock after an
illness of two months. She had
been a member of Oakview Bap
tist church since early childhood .
and taught a Sunday school class J
Funeral was held from Oak
view church Tuesday afternoon
at 4 o'clock. The 'body lay In state
at the church from 3:30 o'clock to
the hour of the -r-jrvice. Conduct
ing the rites wt/e K*?v. Earl Ox
ford, Rev. E. O. Gore, Rev. J. H. j
Barrett, Rev. Robert L. Hardin '
Harlii and Roy Clay Childress. In
terment was made in the church
She Is survived by her parents, j
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. White; a half |
brother, Phares White, of Blcaks
burg, S. C.; a full brother Oberon
Whtte, of Kings Mountain, and
three Bisters, Mrs. Malcolm Cab
iness, of Shelby, route 5; Mrs. j
Charles Farriw, of Kings Moun- j
tain, and (Mrs. L. C. Eaker of
Two More Traffic
Ths city's sloctrical depart
ment was bacj Thursday baag
ing a strMt traffic signed at the
eon m of WoHntop and King
It was hchodulsd to
Ths dty Is also Installing ?
?boot light at tho eofr of Lin
wood Bead and CTinllJ At
anno, to bo hang mr tho
Soth stioot lights mrm
ImMM bT tho city in an sf -
test to slow down traffic In tho
vtdnltr of Wsot and Cart Kto
Rev. Mz. Stender
To Give Final
Rev. W. H. Stender will preach
his final sermons as pastor of
St. Matthew's Lutheran church
Rev. Mr. Stender, who resigned
last month to accept the pastor
ate of the Lutheran church at
Cameron, S. C., resigned the lo
'cal charge, effective September 1.
.As a courtesy to Mr. Stender,
the Ministreial association has
changed its union service sched
ule for Sunday evening to the
Lutheran church, and Mr. Stender
will deliver the sermon.
His final regular sermon to the
St. Matthew's congregation will
be Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.
On Tuesday evening, members
of the church will honor the Sten
der family at a covered dish sup
per to be held at the church at
6:30, it was announced. . .
Rev. Mr. Stender became pastor
of the Kings Mountain church in
May 1915, succeeding Rev. Her
man G. Fishei. He had previous
ly 'been pastor for eight years of
St- James Lutheran church at
Sumter, S. C. He is a native of
Charleston, S. C., and was edu
cated at Newberry College, Lu
theran Theological Seminary and
the University of South Carolina.
Plans For Club
Qualifying rounds ior play in
the annual Kings Mountain
Country Club golf championship
tournament must toe completed
between August 26 and Septem
ber 3rd according to plans an
nounced this week toy Buck
Pressley, club professional, who
is director of the event.
Winner of the tournament will
receive the President's Cup and
will rank as the club champion
for the coming year.
The defending champion is Dr.
P. G. Padgett, who defeated Co
man Falls for the title last Sep
Plans call for the low sixteen
qualifyers to play a match, with
the eight winners going into the
championship flight. The losers
will form the first flight.
All other qualifyers will be
ranked In flights of eight accord
ing to qualifying scores, Mr.
An entrance fee of two dollars
will be charged each player en
tering the (tournament. The mon
ey will be spent to purchase pri
zes for the other flight winners.
Mr. Pressley pointed out that
the rules this year call for all
matches to 4>e played according
to schedule. Each match will be
18 holes with the exception of
the final matches in each flight,
which will be for 36 holes.
The club champion will gain
permanent possession of the
Defending Champion Padgett
said this week that it wds doubt
ful he would be able to defend
his championship this year. Dr.
Padgett has had throuble with
both feet, has not been golfing for
some nine weeks. -
Pat Hovis won t he champion
ship in 1948.
NEILLS MOVE i
Mr. and Mrs. David Neill have
moved into the apartment on
Mountain street formerly occu
pied by the Fred Evans family.
Armed Forces Seek
More Blood Reserves
Area Red Cross
Official To Speak
H. H. Walker, general field re
presentative of the American Red
Cross, of Atlanta, will be in Kings
Mountain* next Thursday evening
to discuss with Red Cross offici
als, civic club groups, and other
interested citizens, plans for fur
thering the Red Cross blood bank
Announcement of the meeting
?which will be held at the Wo
man's Club at 8 p. m., August 31
? was -made by Mrs. J. N. Gam
ble, executive secretary of the
Kings Mountain chapter.
The armed forces are calling
for additional blood supplies, and
the Red Cross has been asked to
increase collections by at least 25
percent, according to telegram re
ceived by L. L. Benson, local
chapter chairman, this week.
The message from, Francis P.
Summerville, regional director of
the Red Cross, read:
"Armed forces today requested
lection of blood for use of com
bat troops In Korea. You are urg
ed to prepare your chapter to In
crease collections at least 25 per
cent starting with your next vis
It of mobile unit."
Kings Mountain has been
highly praised for its support of
the Red Cross blood program. I
Mrs. Gamble said Charlotte area 1
bank officials informed the local
chapter that the recent emerg- ;
ency collection here "saved" the
bank from completely exhausting
Its stocks of blood and plasma.
Developments of the use of
blood for treatment of many dis
eases was greatly increased dur
ing the last year. It is now used
in greater amounts, not only for
emergency accidents but for
treatment of other diseases.
Next scheduled visit of the
Bloodmoblle to Kings Mountain
is set for October 17, It has been
announced by Red Cross offici
Brandon To nil
E. C. Brandon, Jr., former city
engineer and supervisor here,
has been named city manager of
Burlington and will assume his
duties there on September 9, ac
cording to information received
here this week.
Mr. Brandon, currently city
manager of Asheboro, was nam
ed to the position at a meeting of
the Burlington city commission
ers early this week.
The newly-appointed Burling
ton city manager came to Kings
Mountain In 1948 from Thomas
vllle, where he had been employ
ed with a construction company.
He spent some 14 months here
before resigning to accept the city
manager's post at Asheboro.
Biannan, Scott Among Dignitaries
To Attend G-W Miracle Farm Day
Plans for next Thursday's Gard
ner-Webb Miracle Farm Day,
when mountains of manpower
and equipment will tackle the
Job of building a farm In a day
at Gardner-Webb college were
close to completion this week, ac
cording to announcement by offi
cials of the Shelby Lions club,
sponsor of the project. ,
In addition to the great mass
of citizens who are participating
In the farm -building Job, the e
vent is expected to attract visi
tors from all over the surround
ing area, and Including a large
number of dignitaries headed by
Secretary of Agriculture Brannan
and Governor W. Kerr Scott, both
of Whom have informed the offi
cials that they win he present.
Others expected Include both
the state'* U. S. Senators, Clyde
R. Hoey and Prank P. Graham,
Dr. Hugh H. Bennett, North Caro
lina mttve and soil conservation
expert, and many others.
The Secretary of Agriculture
and Governor Scott are schedul
ed to make brief addresses at the
event, though times for the spee
ches have not been definitely sot
Plan for the day U to develop*
a sub-marginal farm Into ? pro
ductive one, and, at the eame
time, to demonstrate the possi
bilities tor increased production
>y the use of *bigM equipment.
All In ope day, the sponsors ex
pect to re model a house, build
barns, fence in pasture, and sow
some 70 acres in permanent pas
ture and 18 acres of barley. In
all 182 acres will be developed in
one day. The house modeling job
calls for installation of sewerage
, The project was conceived by
the Shelby Lions club last yea.,
and it is being co-sponsored by
the county agricultural workers
council, press and radio.
The massive one-day project
will draw to the farm more than
on? million dollars worth pf hea
vy equipment, being furnished
by owners and distributors from
Cleveland and Rutherford coun
Sponsors do not like to discuss
the possibilities of . rain.
Dick Le Grande, president of the
Shelby Lions Club, said he as*
sumed that rain would force day
to-day postponement, but Joking
ly added chat he was courtth.^
on die prayers of the Cleveland
County Baptist association to
make the day tunny and bright.
Gaidner-Wrt>b college will be
the chief beneficiary of the proj
ect Ultimate aim is to provide
die college wKh Its own beef,
poultry, and pork and to provide
vocational training opoprt unity
for students, in addition to a
means for self-help.
Victim Of Polio
Arthur Hullender, age 20. is
the county's seventh 1950 vic
tim of polio.
Laboratory tests confirmed
diagnosis of the case this week.
The case was reported by Dr.
- P. G. Padgett
It was stated that Mr. Hulien
der's case is the non-paralytic
type of polio and that no long
term ill effects are anticipated.
. Mr. Hullender lives at House
70. Craftspun Mill village.
I For Mis. Dixon
Funeral rites for Mrs. Fannie
Whisnant Dixon, 59, prominent
i Bethlehem community citizen,
were held from Bethlehem Bap
tist churclv Tuesday afternoon at
3 o'clock, interment following in j
the church cemetery. I
f Prior to the funeral, rites, the
body lay in state for half an hour
at the church.
Mrs. Dixon, wife of Butler Dix
? '""-Known farmer, died sud
? ' -r-f:lS.loI
on, well --known farmi-.,
tRinly Saturday night aF7:I5f!oP
lowing a heart attack which she
suffered while sweeping the por
ch of her home.
Mrs. Dixon was a devoted ,
member of Bethlehem Baptist i
church. She was a daughter of
the late William W. and Mary
Surviving, in addition to her i
husband, are three sons, Holland j
Dixon, of Kings Mountain, Hubert j
Dixon member of the faculty of j
Gardner-Webb College at Boil
ing Springs, and Basil Dixon, of j
Marion, and six daughters, Mrs. ]
Frank Herndon and Mrs. Charles;
Owens, -both of Kings Mountain, |
Mrs. T. A. Johnston, of Vienna, j
Va., Mrs. Warren Sides, Jr., of La j
Porte City, la., Mr* L. F. Elwood,
Jr., of Charlotte, and Mrs. W. E.
Jones, of Grand Prairie, Texas.
Also surviving are two brothers,
C. C. Whisnant and Bryant Whis
nant, both of Kings Mountain, a
sister, Mrs. L. G. Blalock, of Kings
'Mountain, and 12 grandchildren.
Nephews served as active pall
bearers and nieces served asi
flower-bearers. The pallbearers,
were Ray, Gwyn, and Charles A. I
Whisnant, Wyatt, Charles, James1,
George, Herman and Frank Bla
The rites were conducted by
Rev. T. W. Fogleman, Rev. John
W. Suttle, and Rev. W. G: Camp.
The large crowd attending the
funeral and the large floral tri
bute was indicative of the esteem
in which the community held i
Home to Manage
J. L. Home, of Jonesvllle, S. C? |
assumed the duties of manager
of Hughes Clothing Comapany,
Kings Mountain haberdashery,
Mr. Home succeeds Charles F.
Mr. Home has consideralble ex
perience In retail selling, accord
ing to announcement by Clyde
K. Hughes, owner of the estab
Mr. Home has recently been
associated with Union Applian
ce Company, of Union, S. C., and
prior to that time held pcrsitions
with Belk's Department Store of
Union, S. C., with Firestone Stor
es, Spartanburg, S. C, and with
Montgomery-Ward stores at Hick
ory, Rome, Oa., Salisbury, and
Kannapohs. He served as assist
ant manager of the Hickory and
Rome, Oa., stores.
Mr. Home is married to the
former- Miss Mary Jo Atwell, of
Salisbury. The Homes expect to
move to Kings Mountain as soon
as housing accommodations are
obtainable. . .
Several uptown business es
tablMtments are completing
face-lifting Jobs this week.
They Include McGinn Is Furni
ture Company, Crawford's Mar
ket and Bonnie Mills office build
ing which includes Aderholdt A
Both the McGinn!* firm and the
Bonnie Mill office and store have
had new fronts installed. The
McGinnis firm has also' re-ar
ranged the interior for Improved
display of merchandise.
Crawford's Market has install
ed new display counters am
?helving in the seif-aerv.ee jo
Two city streets \yoro being
prepared this week for hard-sur
Gravel base wjls being poured
ion both Wells sireet and billing
M. K. Fuller, city administra
tor, said he hoped the eitv street
department would be a*bie to
hard-surface the two streets bv
the end of September. Completion
of the work will depend on the
setting up" of the gravel base
and the weather.
Paving of the two streets is a
portion of the work earmarked
for the 1950-51 fiscal year.
The city later anticipates pav
ing Cemetery Drive and Mr. Full
er said he understood citizens
who reside on City street were
ready to present a petition asking
hard-surfacing ol this street.
Otherwise, ;he city street crew
has boon .cutting grass on side
walks in vurious section of the
city, and it has installed ah iron
fence on the sidewalk on S. Bat
tleground avenue at the spot
where a deep fill falls away from
Mr. Fuller said that city street
department is also. giving the
city lake Ks annual summer
W. A. Bookout
Funeral services for William A.
Bookout, 82, Cleveland county
native who died at the home of
a son, Buford Bookout, in Fair
fax, Va., Wednesday morning,
will be held from Bethlehem Bap
tist church Saturday afternoon at
3 o'clock, interment following in
the church ceremony.
Mr. Bookout succumbed follow- :
ing a stroke of paralysis.
For the past five months, since
the deatfi of his wife. Mrs. Gazzie
Beam Bookout, he had made his
home with his son in Fairfax. '
Prior to that time he had spent j
mo^ of his life 1n the Kings
Mountain area. He was a farmer i
and carpenter and the son of the
late M. L. and Jane Bookout.
The body is to arrive Friday
morning at 10 o'clock from Fair
fax and will remain at Harris Fu- i
neral Home here until a halfhour!
prior to the funeral services, '
when it will lie in state at the '
The rites will be conducted by
Rev. T. W. Fogleman, pastor of
the church, of which Mr. Bookout ?
was a member, and by Rev. W. G. '
Surviving are two sons, Buford
and George Bookout, both of Fair
fax, Va., a sister, Mrs. John Beam,
of Grover, 15 grandchildren, and
14 great -children. Three son9 pre
ceded Mr. Bookout in death. They
were Cleo, Clyde and Sam Book
In Softball Play
Craftspun Softball .team march
ed into the finals in the Softball
Association league playoffs this
week with two straight victories
as rain put a damper on play
Wednesday's games called for
(Margraoe and Burlington to bat
tle In the tirst game with the
winner to play Craftspun for the
Craftspun won it's opening
game defeating Pauline 11 to 0
behind a one-hit pitching Job by
Olland Pearson. Bob Kimmell got
the only Pauline hit.
In the second game Monday
Margrace downed Burlington.
(Box score of this game was not
On Tuesday Worth am hurled
fotJi-hit ball as Craftspun edged
Margrace 7 to 3. Burlington elim
inated Pauline 7 to 2.
Play was scheduled to continue
Thursday, with the hot Craftspun
nine to g^ln the title should they
win the third straight game. If
Craftspun loses In it's third try,
the same two teams are schedul
ed to play Friday for the title.
Harold Pearson drove over the
initial tally in the Monday
Craftspun conquest of Pauline
and the winners rolled on to rack
up a total of 11 runs to wrap up
the game 11-0. Six players had
two hits each for the winners.
In Tuesday's win over Mar^
grace, Craftspun used six hits,
two by Rocky Ford, 3b, and four
enemy errors to wrap up the tight
game 7 to 3.
Hawkins led the losers with 2
Margrace Jumped into an early
lead with a pair of runs In the
fkst but the winners came back
with four in the bottom half to
tew ft up.
Second Cleveland Draft Croup
R eceives Ph ysical Exam motions
Crowell Little, head coach of
football at David.*x)n col logo and
a former King.s Mountain high
school coach, nominated the I'fii
versity of Maryland as the dark
horse of the Southern Conference
jfor the approaching season, and
?declared all of the major North
Carolina teams "should be able
'to take care of themselves."
Mr. Little. t>eginnrng hjs first
year as Davidson coach, was
I speaking .to members of the
Kings Mountain Lions club Tues
He said he did not expect the
Davidson team to be a world
beater, but he did promise a
"scrapping, fighting" team which
' "is on the way up."
He listed Jack Ruth, the Kings
Mountain back who begins his
first varsity season this year, as
an excellent prospect for varsity
service and said he regretted very
much to learn that another
Kings Mountain sophomore, Her
man Maune> i waa transferring tu
said, "is today further advanced
for our T-system than Auburn J
Lambeth, due to experience."
Reviewing the setting up of the
Wildcat Club, an aidto-athletes
organization which compares to J
the North Carolina Educational
Foundation, the Clemson College
I-Pay Ten Club, and the State
college Wolfpack Club, Coach
Little declared that Davidson I
finds itself 10 years 'behind in
the business of obtaining top- j
notch athletes in sufficient num- '
ber. He also praised Kings Moun- ;
tain's Davidson alumni and
friends "for greater support ol
the Wildcat Club program than
any other community." i
Defending the aid to-athletes
program, Coach Little suggested
that athletics is definitely a part |
of schooling and that it is quite
as fair and proper to aid needy
athletes as other needy scholars.
"These fellows can use an educa
tion, too," he said- .
Summing up his ideas of the
prospects in the Big Four, he said
both Carolina and Duke will
have excellent teams, but that )
both could easily lose tour games, 1
due to extra -ambitious sched
ules. He said 1950 could easily
be Duke's year! though Carolina
will show line improvement. He
said N. C. State win again have
an outstanding defensive team, |
and listed Wake Forest as the 1
"question-mark" team of the big
He declared that Maryland )
might likely beat both Duke and
Carolina, if for no other reason
than that "Big Jim Tatum has
already announced he expects to
!o.<*e those two games."
Mr. Little was presented by!
Pride RatterfCe, assistant coach
at Lenoir- Rhyne College, and a
player on Coach Little's Kings
Mountain high school team of
Club To Proceed
On Pool Project
Directors of the Kings Moun
tain Country Club, Inc., voted to
proceed with plans to build a
swimming pool at the club at the
regular monthly directors meet
1 ing last Friday night.
According to the resolution, a
special committee will begin
work on the project at once and
the pool will be constructed as
quickly as building -matei tu Is are
Members of the pool(committee
named are Joe A. Noisier, Fred W;
Plonk, Ertle Powers, W. W. Tol
leson and W. K. Mauney, Jr.
Mer Hants Schedule
Labor Day Holiday
Kings Mountain merchants
will observe Monday. Septem
bes 4, as a holiday, according
| to customary practice, it was
announced yesterday by W.
Faison Barnes, secretary oi the
Kings Mountain Mercahnts as
Most retail firms will close
\ for the Labor Day holiday, ac
cording to the by-law.; of the
association which liBts Labor
Day as one of six regularly
, scheduled holidays during the
The holiday will provide re
tail salespeople with a long
weekend. According to custo
! mary procedure, the merchants
i also clQse on the Wednesday j
Ordered To Duty
| First Lieutenant William O. j
(Ruddock, of Kings Mountain,!
World War II veteran and B-17 j
navigator, received orders to ac- [
tivc duty with tin army .tiuAwc- .
esorr-Thu i ?tl ay:* ? ?
Lt. Ruddock was ordered to re- !
port to Keesler Field, Biloxi, i
Miss., on September 3 for "pro- j
cessing", after which he is to re- J
port for duty at (McDill Field, '
Lt. Ruddock served 42 months j
during World War II, Including!
duty in Italy with the 15th Air,
He Is employed at Neisler Mills ,
His wife is the former Miss
Woman Guilty On
Security Law Count
Mrs. Lettie B. Turner, of Gro
ver, was found guilty of violat
ing the state's employment se
curity Jaw in hearing before
Magistrate Lee Roberts on Wed
Mrs. Turner was taxed with
the costs and ordered to refund j
$19.50 to the state commission,
the amount representing one j
week's benefits. Specifically, it i
was charged that "Mrs. Turner j
drew unemployment benefits ,
while hospitalized and therefore]
not available for work. Workers
drawing unemployment compen
sation are required to be a 'lia
ble for work.
The charges were brought by .
T. L. Whitley, of Gastonla, em- j
ployment commission claims;
Propst Draws Ten
Days For Contempt
Gaither Propst was sentenced
to serve ten days in the county !
j jail lor contempt of court at the i
regular weekly session of Kings'
I Mountain Recorder's court held
'Monday afternoon at City Hall.
Propst was cited 1n direct con
tempt of the court by Judge W.
Faison Barnes after he had start
ed an affary.
The affray resulted after Propst I
had been found guilty of passing
a worthless check. Propst was ui ? !
dered to pay the costs of court
and to make the worthless check j
good. , (
A. E. Yarboro was the plaintiff j
in the case and, after Judge
f Cont'd on page eight*
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Page have .
moved into the apartment on I
Cansler street occupied by the j
Don Parker family. The Pages
formerly resided in ithe Riden- '
hour home on Ridge street.
Sophomore Year Plans Mapped
For Grammar Grade Grid Program
The second season of play In i
| the grammar grade football lea
gue is scheduled to get under
J way on September 16th according
j to plans announced this week by
; W. J. Fulkerson, chairman of the
(Mountaineer Club committee
| which sponsors the program.
Teams from each of the city's
three grammar schools and a
I team from Park-Grace grammar
school competed in the program.
Last year the league drew much
favorable comment and many
football fans attended the gam
Two games will be played on
each ptaylttyt date, with all four
teams seeing action. Schedule of
play was not announced.
Head coaches at ounced by
Mr. Fulkerson are Bob Weill, West
I school. Bill Harmon, Central
school, Henry Noisier, Park-Grace
school, and Bud Jyied lin. East
| school. All are veterans of the
j 1949 season.
The head coaches are to secure
assistant coaches, with each team
to have a three-man staff ac
cording to present plans.
Uniforms for the teams were
purchased last season by Kee
ter'fl Department store (East),
Victory Chevrolet Co., (West),
Neisler Mills (Park-Grace) and
Mauney Textile Interests. Inclu
ding Bonnie, Maundy, Sadie,
Mauney Hosiery and Kings
Mountain Manufacturing Co.,
Games will be played on each
weekend after September 16 un
til October 20th, which will be sn
open date. The post-season game
! Is scheduled for November 3.
24 Of First
Ninety soycn younger citizens
of Cleveland County went to
Charlotte Wednesday for physical
examination* to. determine their
fitness for service In the armed
Christopher C. Edens? Jr., of
Kings 'Mountain, served as crew
loader of the group, which was
the second sent to * teCharlotte
Quartermaster Dep~.; for exami
nations 'n the again operative
draft. v ? ,
Unofficial reports, as brought
back by the men examined, were
that 50 of the group passed with
flying colors, a higher percen
tage than has been recorded for
the state thus far, and a much
higher percentage than passed
out of the first group examined
Of the 62 men examined from
this county on August 17, only 24
were found eligible for service.
Mrs. Clara Newman, clerk to
the selective service board, point
^?f numbef? ..
of men who passed the examina
tions on Wednesday was com
pletely unofficial and that it
would probably be several days
before the county office received
notification of examination re
Thus farr no induction calls
have been received, and Mrs.
Newman guessed that the first
call would come late in Septem
ber. Under selective service reg
ulations, no man can be inducted
less than 21 days after he has
been notified by his local board
that his examination showed him
eligible for service. Notifications
to the first group were "^Sailed
Wednesday, which would make
September 13 the earliest possi
ble date the 24 eligibles could
be ordered up for induction.
The board actually ordered 108
men to take pre-lnduction exam
inations on Wednesday. Two
were transferred to other boards.
The ooard had not received
Thursday morning any further
pre-lnduction calls, Mrs Newman
North Carolina has been asked
to furnish 1,525 men for the arm
ed forces in September and 1,526
men during the month of Octo
jer. Although a November quota
has not been received, state se
lective service officials have been
notified to expect a call compara
ble to the first two.
Since Cleveland county was a
mong the first to have a board
set up, it is anticipated that there
will be a temporary let up in
calls on the county following in
itial, induction calls. Mrs.
man said state officials had
that the draft calls would be
"balanced up" during the first
(Cont'd on page eight ?
In Beauty Event
i REIDSVILLE. ? The Reidsville
Junior Chamber of Commerce's
5th Annual Harvest Jubilee Offi
cials announced today that Miss
Sara Kincaid who is Miss Kings
Mountain Junior of 1950 will be
a participant in the Jubilee Beau
ty Pageant September 1 and 2.
Miss Kincaid will compete with
participants of -the Miss North
Carolina Beauty Pageant and
other entrees from Virginia and
North Carolina for Queen of the
1950 Harvest Jubilee. Miss Kin
caid is sponsored by the Kings
Mountain Junior Chamber of
The Queen receives an expense
paid trip to New York City for
her and her ehaperone, a silver
memo of Me Jubilee or the equiv
alent in cash which is a mini
mum of $200. The other winners
will receive wiist watches, jewel
ry and silver memos of the Jubi
The Jubilee is held each year
in conjunction with the opening
of the Reidsville Tobacco Mar
ket, the largest single buyer mar
ket in the world. Events include
the Jubilee Jarrvbopee, Thursday
| night August 31st featuring Er
nest Tubbs, Grand Old Opera
Star. Farmers Day will be held
Friday September 1st at which
time the Farm Implement Deal
ers of this area will renovate 25
acres of land demonstrating the
most modern methods and the
latest models of mechanized
farming equipment. The Jutollee
Ball will toe held Friday evening
<at which time Art Mooney and
his orchestra will be featured.
The participants of the Beauty
Pageant will be judged in even
ing dress during the evening.