City Limits 7,193 .
(Final Unofficial Census 1956)
Immediate Tradina Area 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL 61 NO. 35
PRICE FIVE CENTS
MRS, PACE NAMED
Mrs. William H. Pago, of
Kings Mountain, Was named
?ounty Future Homemaker's
supervisor, at a meeting of
Cleveland County Vocational
Home Economics teachers held
at Shelby high school this
Bobby E. Patterson left Mon
day for Waco, Texas, where he
will enter the Junior cass of
Baylor University. A graduate
of Gardner-Webb Junior Col
lege, Mr. Patterson is a pre
ministerial student and expects
to entefr the seminary after
graduating from Baylor.
JAYCEES TO MONTONIA
Members of the Kings Moun
tain Junior Chamber of Com
merce will hold a barbecue at
Lake Montonia Tuesday even
ing at 6:30, with wives and oth
er guests of the Jaycees to be
honor guests. The 'pool will be
open to the Jaycee party prior
to the dinner, it was announc
Officer R. O. Hord of the
study sponsored by the Ruther
ford County Law Enforcement
Officers Association this week.
He had been attending school
in Rutherfordton for the past
several weeks and received six- I
ty hours credit. The course was j
handled by SBI personnel.
HARRILLS HERE "
Mr. and Mrs. Thornton S. Har
rill are spending several days
with Mr. Harrlll's parents, Mr.,
and Mrs. E. A. Harrill, prior to
going to Maryland, where Mr.
Harrill is being assigned to a
new position with R. S. Boul
igny & Co.,. Charlotte contract
ing <irm, Mr. HarrfM has been
working on company projects
In Florida and Roaring Fork,
> ROAD BID
Brown Paving Company, ox
Lexington, was low bidder on .
hard-surfacing propect involv
ing 14.2 miles of road In the
Kings Mountain area, accord*
ing to announcement of bids as
received by the State Highway
commission Tuesday. The pro- j
Ject covered by the Brown Co. I
bid includes hard -surfacing of
Blalock road from Highway 26
to Bethlehem church; Dixon
school road from tl. S. 29 to
Dixon school; Midway road,
from U. S. 74 to Kings Moun
tain via Bethlehem church.
The Sky Stadium grandstand
is being repaired for the approa
ching hlfjh school football season
which geta underway Sept. 8.
City ere .ien have 'been busy
at the Stadium for the past week,
and M. K. Fuller, city adminlstra
tor, reported the grandstand in
"pretty bad shape.','
(Many planks had rotted out to
make the grandstand potentially
unsafe for spectators. *
Otherwise, city street crewmen
were still at work shaping up
Dilling street and Wells street for
hard-surfacing, and were cutting
weeds and grass off dty side
walks, particularly In school a
The electrical department was
busy completing a line transfer
on Floyd street.
Club Golfers Musi
Qualify By Sunday
Golfers planning <o enter the
Kings Mountain Country. Club
championship tournament were
reminded thh> week by Buck
Pressley, club professional, that
Sunday will bt '.he last day to
? quaHfy for the event.
Am a? Dea.i has posted the low
est qualifying score to date, a 75
(37-38) stroke round notched last
week. Pat Hovls, club champion
in 1948 posted an 80.
Twenty ? one s?lfeia had quali
fied for the event up to Thursday
noon. Winner of the club champ
ionship will gain permanent pos
session of the President's Cup,
The sixteen low quattfyers will j
play a first round match with the
winners to form the champion
ship flight <and the losers going
into the first flight.
v * Or. F. G. Padgett ' won the
championship last year. He will
be unable to defend hia title be
Mitt* of a frtrrf Hnhirv '
Cashwell To Preach
First Sermon Sunday
His Duties Here
Rev. Thomas Leary Cashwell,
Jr., new pastor of the First Bap
tist church, will preach his first
sermons at his new charge, on
Rev. Mr. Cashwell was official
ly scheduled to assume his new
duties on September 1, but arriv
ed in Kings Mountain two days
early, he and his family taking
up residence in the newly-redeco
rated church iparsonage on Gas
ton street on Tuesday.
The new Kings Mountain min
ister Succeeds Rev. L. C. Pinnix,
as First Baptist pastor.
A native of Cornelius, he is the
son of Rev. T. L. Cashwell, Sr., a
Baptist minister in Gastonia for
the past 23 years. He was educa
|ted at Mars Hill. college, Wake
Forest College, and at Southern
Baptist Theological seminary. He
has recently been completin .
work toward a doctorate, while
serving as pastor in Indian Creek
^^ti^eKuSS- at -Georgetownr
Ind. Prior to serving the Indian
Creek church, Mr. Cashwell was
for more than three years pastor
of Ryker's Ridge Baptist church
at Madison, Ind.
Members of the church pulpit
committee included Byron Keeter,
chairman, W. A. Williams, Mrs.
J. E. Lipford, Mrs. E. C. McClain,
L. E. Abbott, E. R. Roberts and I.
Rev R. L. Councilman, of Bur
lington, has been serving the
church as supply pastor since de
parture of Mr. Pinnix.
Club To insure
Directors of the Mountaineer
Club met Wednesday at the offi
ce. of the Arthur Hay Agency and
voted to purchase an insurance
policy covering 33 Kings Moun
tain high school.footba.il players.
Coaches of the grammar grade
football prog -a. n also attended
the meeting and the group com
pleted additional plans for the
"sophomore" season of play.
The Mountaineer Club, an ath
letic boosters organization form
ed here in April 1949 and char
tered under state laws as a non
stock, charitable corporation, in
augurated the program last year
and the venture proved highly
The group set age and weight
limits for the grammar program.
Any student who has reached
his 16th birthday before Septem
ber 5th, . opening day of school,
will be ineligible for play" TTT the
program, ?nd no player must
weigh- over 135 pounds, according
to the rules adopted by the group.
Students who are ineligible un
der these rules will be allowed to
play on the high school "B" team
according to Head Coach Shu
Carlton, who also attended the
The directors authorized pur
chase of uniform and equipment
items needed for the program this
Cont'd on page eight) - ;
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Social Security Law Amendments
Up Benefit Checks September 1st
ASSUMES DUTIES ? Rev. T. L.
CashwelL Jr., new pastor of First
; Baptist church, will preach his
tirst sermon here on Sunday
morning at 1 i o'clock. He will al- j
| so preach at evening services, j
Rev. Mr. Cashwell and his family
moved into the Baptist parsonage
on Gaston street Tuesday.
Mrs. Hambright j
M As. Claude Hambright, who j
underwent an emergency opera- 1
tion at Memorial hospital in ,
Charlotte Wednesday, was report- j
ed Thursday morning to have j
rested well following the opera- 1
Her condition was still regard
ed as serious, members of her
family said, but physicians hop. ,
ed for her complete recovery.
Mra. Hambright became ill at
her home here last Friday even
ing and was taken to the Char
lotte hospital for observation and
treatment. She failed to respond
tb treatment and the emegency
operation was decided upon on
Wednesday. Dr. Thomas Sparrow
performed the operation. It was
found <hat Mrs. Hambright was
suffering from a ruptured intes- 1
Though in not the best of heal
th, the seriousness of Mrs. Ham
bright's condition was not sus
pected until she became suddenly
ill last Friday night.
Miss Barber New
Miss Lillian Barber, of Moul- j
trie, Ga., will begin her duties as
religious education and choir di
rector of First Presbyterian chur
ch Friday according <to announce
ment by Rev. P. D. Patrick, pas
Miss Barber graduated from
Queens College, Charlotte, in
June with a major in religious ed
ucation and voice. She was in
charge of the kindergarten class
at Montreat this summer.
She is a daughter of Rev. E. L.
Barber, executive secretary of
home missions in the Southwest
Presbytery in Georgia.
Miss Barber is residing in the
J. R. Davis home on East Moun
Here is what happened to old
age and survivors insurance in
the GaMonla area yesterday
when President Truman signed
the 1950 amendments to the Soci
al Security Act
All monthly insurance checks
now "being paid to the 3,900 so
cial security beneficiaries in the
counties of Gaston, Cleveland
and Lincoln which are adminis
tered by the Gaston la Field Of
fice will be raised subetantially,
beginning with the September;
checks, according to Miss Marga
ret H. Lowder, Manager of the lo
cal office- Miss Lowder explain
ed that these automatic lncre? -
en, are scheduled to reach local;
beneficiaries during the first;
week of October. Increases will ;
range from about SO percent to a
bout 100 percent For example,'
the average primary benefit of
approximately $26 per month for
a retired worker will be increased j
to about $46. A widow wtth two
children who had been receiving
$55 a month will now receive a
bout $110 altogether.
Mlas Lowder said that under
the old terms of the aortal secur
ity law the 3,300 beneficiaries In
this area would have received a
bout $53?50 (total) for the mon
th of $eptamba?v Vn4a the w?|
increases, however, total pay
ments for September are estlma
j ted to be about $100,375, or an
immediate increase of some $47,
j 125 monthly in insurance benefits
I to this area.
i Under the new law the amount ,
I of earnings which a beneficiary
may make In a month, ?nd still
! accept his insurance payment for!
that month, is raised from $14.99j
j to $50. This applies to beneficiar- j
ies under age 75, and for earn- j
ings in a Job covered by social
security. After attaining age 75,
a beneficiary may have any a
mount of earnings and still ac
cept his insurance checks.
Approximately 9,700,000 more
'people may have old-age and
survivors insurance under the re
vised law. For most of the new
groups, coverage will toe manda
: tory after January 1, 1951, How
jever, employees of nonprofit
charitable, religious, and educa
tional Institutions will come und
er social security only if the em !
ployer chooses and if two-thirds
of the employees express a wish
to participate. Employees of
State and local governments may
have social security coverage on
an optional basis tout the State
[ .(Cont'd on page nine)
By Draft Board
As of Thursday morning at
11:30, the Cleveland County se
lective service board had not yet
received calls for induction of
men into the armed services,
though it had received another
?pre- induction call.
The board has been ordered to
send for physical examination 25
registrants to the Charlotte pro
induction center on September 8,
according to announcement by
Mrs. Clara Newman, clerk to the
Following two August pre-in
duction calls, the board now has
listed as availahle for service in
excess of 70 men.
Induction calls are expected for
late 1n September, following an
nouncement last week that the
armed services has asked North
Carolina to furnish 1,525 men for
induction during September. The
Stare has been asked to furnish
1,526 men for induction during
life-induction calls are expect
ed to be lighter during the next
few weeks, since Cleveland was
among the first boards activated.
Several counties could furnish no
men for pre-induction examina
tions during .August, because
they had not been activated.
However, all counties now. have
selective service boards in opera
Under prevent policy, only reg*
istrants between 19 and 25 years
of age are draftable, and these
are limited to non-veterans with
out dependents. According to
present regulations a registrant
is considered a veteran If he ser
ved on active duty for 90 days be
tween December 7, 1941, and Sep
tember 2, 1945, or as much as one
year between September 16. 1940,
and June 24, 1948
Stores To Close
For Labor Day
Monday will be holiday 1n
Kings Mountain for the majority
of retail salespeople, but for most
other folk, Labor Day will be a
day of labor, rather than a holi
The long week end will apply
for the majority of retail firms,
including grocery stores, furni
ture department and jewelry stor
es, and financial institutions.
The postoffioe will be closed,
so will the North Carolina Em
ployment Service office, the Shel
by office of the Cleveland County
selective service board, and city
Retail firms here will re-open
for business on Tuesday morn
ing. They will observe the regu
lar Wednesday afternoon half
holiday, as usual.
Principal local feature of the
Labor Day holiday will be pres
entation by the Kings Mountain
Junior Chamber of Commerce of
its Second Annual Model Air
Show at City Stadium.
Labor Day will not be a holi
day for teachers in Kings Moun
tain city schools, as they attend
teachers' meetings in the after
noon prior to ?#>neral opening of
schools on September 5.
17 Cases Heard
In Court F ission
Seventeen cases were heard in
regular weekly session of City
Recorder's court held at City Hall
Nine defendants were convicted
on charges of public drunken
ness. ? .
L. D. Wheeler, of Scottdale, Fla.
was fined $10 and coats after con
viction on a charge of reckless
James Wlltiams -was found not |
guilty on a charge of reckless!
Walter Johnson was found guil
ty of passing a worthless check
and was fined 510 and costs and
ordered to make the check good.
James Mauldin, charged with
public drunkenness' and illegal
possession of whiskey, was sent ;
to jail for 60 days.
Joseph .Bivens Gregory, of Page
land. S. C., was fined $5 and cosrts
after he was convicted on a char
ge of speeding.
Thomas John Smarr and James
Alvin Bell were each ordered to
pay costs, with prayer for Judg
ment continued after they were
convicted on a charge of driving
without an operators license. i
Charles E. Blalock was fined
$10 and costs after oonvkAion on
charges of operating a motor ve
hicle with Improper muffler and
improper lights. , j
A toal of $151 was collected
from the cHy's downtown park
ing meters Wednesday accord
ing to a report by CKy Clerk
S. A. Crouse.
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City, Park Grace Schools Begin
1950-51 Terms Tuesday Morning
LOOKING UP TO THE COMING GRID SEASON? Candidates lor the 1950 Kings Mountain high school ;
football team took a five minute break in pre- school drills last week at City Stadium to pose for
this picture. The Mountaineers jump off an a 10- game schedule this year, with the first game set for
City Stadium next Friday night (Sept. 8th) against Dallas high school. (Photo by Carlisle Studio.) |
Model Air Show Set
For Stadium Monday
The Kings Mountain Junior
Chamber of Commerce will pre
sent its Second Annual Model
Air Show at City Stadium Mon
day, with competitors expected
from cities throughout the South
The show will get underway
at 3 p. m. and continue until 10
Competition will include five
classies: - ?
Internal comburfion engines,
Internal combustion engines,!
Internal combustion engines,
Internal combustion engines.
J. T. McGinnis, chairman of thv
event, said invitations has been
.extended to model flying expert!
from Virginia, the District of Co
lumbia, South Carolina and Geor j
gia, jn addition to North Caro
lina and he anticipates a big
field of entries.
Amissrion to the event will b?
10 cents for children; 25 cents for
The Jaycees will operate a con
cession stand at the stadium fo?
the convenience of competitors
Several Kings Mountain fami
lies are changing places of res- j
Mr. and Mrs. S. R- Suber, Jr.,
who are moving into the residen- ;
ce on W. Gold street, which they '
have purchased from Mr. and
Mrs. Charles A. Goforth, Sr. The
Goforths have moved into their
new home off the Shelby high
way. In turn, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
D. Morrison are moving Into the
Mauney Apartments, occupying
the apartment being vacated by
Highway Patrolman and Mrs.
Bill Sawyer have moved from
their apartment on Gaston street
to the Kerns house on Wells i
street, and Mr. and Mrs. Sam t
Hamrick, who have purchased
the Gantt home on Gaston street,
expect to occupy it in the near
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Looney are
moving from their present home
on Waco Road to the Thorns sawn
house formerly occupied by C. J. !
Gault, Jr., on E. King ctreet.
To Speak Friday
President Harry S. Truman
has sch&duled a nation-wide
radio address for Friday night
at 9 p. m. in which he is ex
pected to tell the nation how
much belt-tightening he ex
| pects in the economy due to the
I war in Korea.
Tho address is to be carried
by major radio networks.
Congress is expected to vote
| the President emergency pow
ers to control prices and wages
! within the next few days, and
Just what controls the President
will invoke may be given in his
| Friday evening address.
On Fair Project
Preliminary work for operation
of a concession stand at the Cle
i veland County Fair by the Kings
Mountain Lions club, is well un
jderway, Publicity Chairman Sam
IWeir reported this week.
| Members of the club are pre
fabricating the booth for quick
and easy erection at the opening
| of Fair Week, and the food com
I mittee is already purchasing
country hams and other supplies
! for the project, Mr. Weir said.
The project is under the direc
tion of the club ways and means
committee, which includes Sam
Stalling*, chairman, George Hou
ser, Holland. Dixon and W. D.
Local Men In
Several Kings Mountain area
men are members of the 311tb
Station Hospital, which has been
ordered to active duty by the ar*
my, and which is to report for
duty next Thursday. ?
Local men jn the unit, com
mand! d by Lt-Col. Craig Jones, j
include Lt. Bill Ross, ' Thomas
Tindall, Dwight Hurt. Doriis B. !
Blalock, John Lail, Lester R. Ho
well, Carl E. Reynolds, Clarence
E. Dixon, William B, McDaniel, !
John D. McDaniel, and Robert M.
! Another member of the unit is
ICapt. Dan Teague of Hickory,
j brother of Miss Lula Mae Teague, |
(of Kings Mountain. j
^ -? ? ; I
Rev. L. B. Abernethy, of Char
lotte, will preach the sermon Sun - |
jday morning at 11 o'clock at an- i
[ual homecoming services at
iGrace Methodist church, accord
ing to announcement" this week
! by the pastor, Rev. G. W. Fink.
Picnic dinner will be served at
the church at 12:30, a/id Rev. W.
A. Stanbury, district superinten
dent, will. conduct a cornerstone
[ceremony at 1:15 "p. m.
Services will begin hi 9:15 a.
jm., with Sunday school.
I Tho sf>oclal homecoming ser
tvlce will also feature special mu
isle by visiting choirs and quar
I- Formers pastors of the church j
and former members are, being!
urged to attend the service.'
Benson Reports On Red Cioss
Activity Since Korean Outbreak
The American Red Cross al
ready has 21 field representatives
in South Korea and has sought
permission to enter North Korea,
L. L. Benson, Kings Mountain Red
Cross chapter chairman, was in
formed this week.
In a letter from W. W. Jeffer- !
son, area manager, 1t was stated
that the International Red Cross
seeks to get representatives jnt0
North Korea and <o effect, in be
half of American prisoners of
war, the protection and facilities
of the Geneva convention, it was
also stated that the Red Cros9 al- 1
ready has on hand an emergency
supply of prisoner-of-war food
packages lor American personnel
in North Korea, ready for ship
ment to the Far Kast as quickly
as permission Is received for the j
Red Cross *o enter the country.
"Although the North Korean
government announced in mid-i
July that k 'is strictly abiding by
the principles of the Geneva Con- i
vention in respect to war prison - 1
ers,' it has not yet Issued visas
to permit the entry of the Inter- |
national Committee's delegate, ;
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nor has it released any official
lists of Americans held as prison- j
ers," the letter stated. A Red j
Cross delegate is now at Tientsin, I
China, In an effort to complete ar- 1
rang#nients for Red Cross entry i
into North Korea, . Mr. Jefferson i
He further informed the local ?
chapter chairman that the Red
Cross representatives in South j
Korea are providing services to
able-bodied troops and to hospi
talized servicemen, and that a
vast .volunteer program is being
activated in Japan, under direc
tion of Miss Edith Miller, recent
ly returned to Japan after five
years of Red Cross service in the
Mr. Benson said the letter stat
ed that first shipments of blood,
collected via Red Cross national
blood program, were, gathered !
from regional centers August 25th
for dispatch to Korea. The Red
Cross has asked all its chapters
to increase its blood collection
quotas by a minimum of 25 per
Pupils Kings Mountain city
schools 'and Park Grace school jn
the county system will begin the
1950-51 team Tuesday morning
at 8:30, according id announce
ment this week by B. N. Barnes,
superintendent of city schools,
and Mrs. J. C.- Nickels, principal
of Park Grace school.
Both Mr. Barnes and 'Mrs. Nick
els said this woek that arrange
ments for the opening of school
are virtually completed, with full
Prior to school opening Tues
day morning, city teachers of
Central, East and West, will meet
at Central school at 1:30 Monday
for a general teachers meeting,
to be followed by divisional
meetings at the respective
schodts at 2>:30.
First day schedules will be for
* US i "I I 'Ti rV^ili
.schedule -~Th'? i n n i ng~on ~Wednes -
Mr. Barnes announced ap
pointment of a public school mu
sic teacher and four teachers in
tho elementary and grammar
grades to complete the school
faculties. They are Miss Margaret
Ratterree, of Kings Mountain,
former teacher in Ashevllle
schools, who will teach the third
grade at West school, Mrs. Ruby
Wells Upchurch, of Cherryville,
former teacher at Cliffside, who
will teach the third grade at East ?
High school students who
have moved to Kings Mountain
during the summer and who
thus will enter the school for
| the first time are asked to re
! port to Principal Rowell Lane
prior to Monday noon for regis
tration for the term which be
gins Tuesday. ? . .
'school, Mrs. Mary Pritchard, of
Gaffney, S. C? former, teacher at
the Winecoff school, Concord,
'who will teach the sixth grade at
jEast school, Mrs. Garland Still, -
of Kings Mountain, former teach
er in the Winston Salem, schools,
.who will teach the fourth grade
[at East school, and W Howard
j Coble, of Guilford College, pub
lic school music leacher.
Only one new teacher is listed
I at Park Grace school, 'Mrs. Miles
Beam, Jr., of Shelby, replacing
Mrs. Helen McGill Ferguson, who
Other members of the faculty
| are: Mrs. Carl Davidson, Mrs.
Pauline Weaver and Mrs. Nevette
Hughes, all of Kings Mountain,
| and Mrs. Boyd Minick, of Shelby.
Mr. Barnes pointed out several
| requirements for first grade stu
dents. To enter the first grade,
children are required to be six
years of age on or before Octo
j ber 1, 1950, and they are also re
! quired to have received vaecina
jtions against small pox, whoop
ing cough and dipttieria. He also
said parents of children entering
the first grades are requested to
[furnish birth certificates on the
Slightly increased enrollments
are anticipated at both Park
Grace and city schools.
In the city schools, the open
ing day situation shows much
improvement over last year,
when it was complicated by the
remodeling and expansion of the
West school building. Mr. Barnes
said work at this school is almost
completed, with the building
having been painted and renova
Seven grades are taught at
West school and eight g>ades at
Here November 30th
Directors of the Kings Moun
tain Merchants association, in
meeting Tuesday night, set
November 30th for the official
opening of the 1950 Christmas
shopping season in Kings
Mountain, and voted to send
the association's executive sec
retary, Faison Barnes, to Relei
gh to oppose Southern Bell Tel
ephone and Telegraph Com
pany's request for phone rate
Date of the hearing on the
phone rate matter has not yet
The Christmas opening will
feature a Christmas parade,
according to initial plana of the
directors, with committees fo?
tho event to' be named at a fu
ture date. _