City Limits 7.193
(Final Unofficial Census 1950).
Immediate Trading Area IS. 000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL.61 NO. 40
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Established 1889 PRICE FIVE CENTS
Kings Mountain. N. C. Friday. October 6. 1950
I Local News I
I Bulletins I
Building permits were issu
ed at City Hall during the past
week to Buna Boye, $1,200 for
construction of a newfour-room
dwelling near Sadie Mill, C. B.
Fite, $200 for construction of a
?Workhouse', and J. e; Hord, $4,
000 for construction of two new
four-room dwellings on Car
JACK RUTH BETTER
Jack Ruth, Davidson college
sophomore and member of the
football squad, was . reported j
improved Wednesday, after en-.l
tering the college infirmary I
Tuesday. , Physicians at first
feared that he was suffering
from a recurrence of a kidney
ailment, but they are now of
the opinion that he was injured
in recent football play, and
that the injuries are^more pain
ful than serious. He is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Hilton jtuth.
TV AT LEGION HALL
Announcement has been
- made of installation of a tele
vision set at the Legion Build
ing and all members of the
Series game or any other pro
gram of their choifce. The hall
is open from 1 p. m. to 5 p. m..
and from 7 p. m. to 10:30 -p. m.
A variety program, with
members of the club participa
ting, will feature the meeting
of the Kings Mountain Lions
club Tuesday night at 7 o'clock.
The meeting will be at the Wo
man's ' Club. William Plonk,
program chairman, made the
? . announcement
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Regular monthly meeting of
Otis D. Green Post 155, the A
merlcan Legion, will be held at
the Legion Building on East
Gold street Friday .night at 8
o'clock according to announce
ment by James Bennett, adju
?' taints' V'v
White Cane Sale
Reported At $70
Kings Mountain citizens pur
chased $70 worth of White Cane
buttons Saturday, In the sale con
ducted by die Kings Mountain
Lions club for the aid of the
"We regard the sale as success
ful," quotes Hilton' Ruth, chair
man ot the sale, said, "and I
wish to thank those who contri
buted and the young girls who
served as salesladies."
One-third of the proceeds re
mains with the Lions club here
to be used by the blind work com
mittee to aid the blind and for
other sight preservation - work.
The remainder goes to the North
Carolina state association for the
blind which does "much rehabili
A membership committee
task force of The Mountains**
Club* Inc., was hard at work
Thursday seeking a minimum
goal of 100 new members of the
Grady HowaxxL president of
the organisation, and David
NellL secretary ? Ueasursi.
headed the group and tbey re
ported meeting tuctu from
their initial membership- seek
The club is devoted to pro
moting amateur athlotl? In
Kings Mountain, and on* of its
malar activities has been the
orqrnnliatJon of the grammar
school football program, new
in its sstMi season. Other nr
tlvltte* have incladed the In
suring el msmbsrsof the high
school football team ngiilasl
Price of a issshseshtp is S&
The membership group la
using the slogan. Tt to hotter
to build beyr then to mend
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ARCHITECTS DRAWING OF PADGETT CLINIC ? SI own above is tlie architect's drawing board view ot
the 10- room clinic to be constructed on West King street by Dr. P. G. Padgett Kings Mountain physi
cian. The clinic will occupy the lot formerly occupied by the James Roberts residence. The house has
been torn away and work on the cllnc is scheduled to begin as soon as the debris is cleared. Clyde
Bennett/ Kings Mountain contractor, has the general contract for the structure, while L. A. Hoke has
tbe electrical contract and Logan Supply Company the plumbing contract. Page Air Conditioning com
pany, of Charlotte, was awarded the heating and air-conditioning contract. Shelby architects Van
Wagenlngen and Cothran designed the building.
DAR Third District
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For Session i
The Colonel Frederick Hambri- j
ght Chapter of <the Daughters of !
the Amertcan Revolution will be
hostess to the thirty -first meet
tog of the Third District of North
Carolina on Friday afternoon at
the First Presbyterian church. ,
Registration 'begins at 1 o'clock
with the meeting to open at 2:00
o'clock. This is the final of eight
district meetings which have
been held In North Carolina dur
ing the past two weeks.
Around 150 chapter members
are expected to be present. Repre
sentatives from eleven chapters
from Charlotte, Gastonia, Hun
tersville, Kings Mountain, Shelby
and Lincolnton make up the
Third District. Especially invited
guests Include Miss Virginia
Home, Stfcte Regent, of Wades
boro, the State officers, National
and State chairmen, and Honor
ary State Regents.
Mrs. T. M. Shuford; hoistess reg
ent, ?will call the meeting to or
der and Mrs. Caldwell Ragan,
Gastonia, district director, will
preside over the business session.
Mrs. F. R. Summers is District
Secretary. The invocation will be
ven by Rev. p. D, Patrick. Mrs
W. Griffin will welcome the
guests and Miss Frances Sum
mers win render a vocal selec
The highlight of the meeting
will be the address by the State
Regent. All chapter regents, na
tional and state officers will give
(Cont'd on page eight)
T-B X-Ray Unit
Here Next Week
The Cleveland County Tuber
culosis X-Ray unit will be In
Kings Mountain from Tuesday
through Friday next week to
provide lree chest X-Ray ex
aminations to Kings Mountain
The unit will eet up at Pau
line Mill on TUMday. operat
ing from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. and
will be at Margraee Mill Wed
nesday through Friday, opera
ting daily from 10 a. m. to 4
Medical doctors and county
health officials urge citlxens to
avail themselves of this free
secvice at least once annually
as a precaution against tuber
culosis and other chest ail
ments and diseases.
Miss Frances Summers, Kings
Mountain soprano, was guest so
loist at services last Sunday
morning at Home Moravian chur
ch in Winston-Salem.
Future engagements for Miss
Summers Include An appearance
as guest soloist at the Lutheran
church in Lincolnton, on Sunday
morning, October 15th, and at St.
Mark's Lutheran church in Char
lotte on Reformation Sunday, Oc
On TV.'reday evening. Miss
Summers rendered a program of
vocal music at the meeting of
the Kings Mountain Kiwanis
club and she will sing at Friday
afternoon's Third District DAJt
To Start Sunday
Z will conduct a series of e
vangelistic services at Boyce Me
morial ARP church, beginning
Sunday morning and continuing
each evenirtg through Friday.
Eveing services will begin at
The special autumn series of
services will also feature special
music by the church choir, with
the youth choir to sing at one of
Mr. Grier's sermon subjects
Sabbath morning, "Union with
Sabbath evening, "Radiant
Monday everting, "The Com-!
fort of Bad."
Tuesday evening, "Thy King
Wednesday evening, 'The. Man
in the Breach."
Thursday evening, 'Thou Art
the Man "
Friday evening, "Salvation."
"We e*tend a cordial invita
tion to the public to attend any
or all of these services," Rev.'W.
L. Pressly, pastor of the church
said. "Rev. Mr. Grier is one of
the church's outstanding minis
ters and his sermons will prove
both instructive and inspiration
lob Placement Success Reported
Fox Physically Handicapped Here
Efforts to make National Em
ploy the Physically Handicapped
week felt in Kings Mountain,
practically as well as publicity -
wise, are showing results, accord
ing to a report this week toy Mrs.
Mary B. Goforth, manager of the
Kings Mountain office of the Em
ployment Security commission.
Mrs. Goforth reported three tn< ;
stances of employment at physi
cally handicapped persons, re
turning them to status as gain
The tftree placements reported
by Mrs. Goforth include:
CASE 1? Veteran, 25 yean of
age, 3 years service In army ?
shrapnel wounds In leg and
weakness of stomach mu?el?*-?
has spent some time in Veterans
Hospital ? formal education, 7th
grade, tout testa given show he
has acquired at least a 10th
grade education ? he has been
plaeed as a Meat Cutter Trainee
and is doing an acceptable job.
CASE II? Young man 21 years
of sge stricken With infantile
paralysis ? unable to stand or
walk without crutches but anx
ious for work ? was placed on
a Job where he can sit down and
yet perform all duties required.
CASE. Ill ? Young negro girl
strloken with infantile paralysis
?walks with a limp ? unable to
do heavy w brk but cap do gener
al house work not requiring
strenuous duties or long hours. A
Job was found which was suita
Other cases still remain In the
One reported by Mrs. Gqforth Is
? veteran of 42 months service In
the army, who sustained a seri
ous battle wound ih the elbow in
1944. Last year one finger on
the left hand had to be amputa
ted due to the ok! battle Injury.
The veteran now wears a brace
to support the injured elbow, and,
with the brace, the veteran can
not only 1tft the arm, but use It
for other duties. He can drive a
car or truck. He feels he can still
<Cont'd on page eight)
Mrs. J. N. Gamble, executive
secretary, and Mrs. Pride Ratter
free, treasurer, were among Red
Cross officials attending a meet
ing of the Charlotte regional
committee on Tuesday.
The meeting was devoted to
I outlining plans for the Red Cross
| blood program, now being speed
|ed up to supply blood for men
j wounded In the Korean fighting
j and to increase blood bank sup
Mrs. Mozell Black, of the area
staff, told the group that, in ad
dition to regular uses for whole
blood, there is great need for
btood products, Including serum
albumin for fighting shock, gam
ma globulin for fighting disease,
fibrinogen to use on open
wounds to heal them and to stop
bleeding, anti-hemophelia glo
buMn which fights hf-morrhag
ing, and red cells, which fights
A need of two to three million
pints of blood is foreseen in the
event of atomic borrtb attack on
even a few American cities.
Human blood cannot be made
synthetically, it was pointed out.
Citizen* of Kings Mountain
and G rover are being asked to
give their blood when the Red
Crocs Blood mobile returns here
on October 17th. It will set up for
operation ?t the Margrace Club
Citizens are being asked to
schedule blood donor appoint
ments with Harold Hunnkutt,
blood program chairman, Mrs.
Mary Goforth, recruitment chair
man, or Mrs. Gamble.
For loe Mauney
? Funeral rKes for Joseph Stan - 1
hope Mauney, 38, son of Mr. and .
Mm D. C. Mauney, were conduc
ted Wednesday morning at St.
Matthew's Lutheran church, with,
interment following in Mountain
The rites were conducted by
Rev. W. H. Stender, of Cameron,
S. C., and Rev. H. (?. Fisher., of
Spindale. both former pastors of
the. church, of Which Mr. Mauney,
?way a member.
Mr. Mauney was found dead
shortly before 10 o'clock Monday
night, outside a hotel where he
was. a registered guest. Another
guest, V. H. Lancaster, of Green
ville, S. C., found the body as he
left the hotel to enter his car.
Charloite police officers investi
gated and found the window of
Mr. Mauney 's second-story room
raised and the screen unlatched.
The Mecklenburg county assis- ;
tant coroner termed the death a
Mr. Mauney's \^atch had stop
ped at 9:45 and he was identified
by investigating officers from a
driver's license found in his wal
ler ? - ? ! ?
He had been In ill health fori
several months and was subject
-t<? i(ur v to fil?
parents, are two daughters, Joan j
and Nell Mauney, of Spindale, a
brother, Carl F. Mauney, and a
sister, Mrs. George Houser, both
of Kings Mountain.
Pallbearers were W. K. Maun
ey, Jr., Garland Still, Jacob Coop
er, George H. Mauney, Dr. J. P.
Mauney and H. E. Lynch.
To Be Examined
Orders are out to 114 Cleveland
county young men to report to'
the Shelby selective service office
Friday morning for transporta
tion to Charlotte for pre- induction
physical examinations to de
termine their fitness for service
in the army.
To obtain sufficient men to fill
the pre-induction^uota, the se
lective service board used up
half of its available pool of men j
in the 21 -year-old age group, ac- j
cording to Mrs. Clara Newman,
clerk to the board.
The board has been ordering
up men In the 19-25 age group
in reverse order, beginning with
men age 25.
The board has also been or
dered to furnish for induction 20
men on October 18th. Mrs. New
man said she doubted the board
would be able to 1111 this call,
stating that deferment requests
from students and changes of
classification on men g'ettln;?
married had materially stripped
the "avail-able" pool!
Merf found physically fit from
Friday's examination group will
not toe eligible for Induction In
the .October 18th call, since a
minimum of 21 days is allowed
for the men to get their affairs
No other calls have been re
ceived for October and none is
expected, Mm Newman said,
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Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Mauney
and Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Mauney
were among the 500 delegates
and visitors attending the 17th
biennial convention of the Bro
therhood of the United Lutheran
Church in America held at Cedar
Rapids, Iowa, Sunday through
W. K. Mauney was a delegate
from the St. Matthew s Lutheran
church, while Aubrey Mauney Is
Following the Brotherhood con
vention, the group went to De*
Moines, Iowa, for the meeting of
the United Lutheran Church in
America, now underway.
IN HOSPITAL '
E. E. Marlowe, well-known
Kings Mountain buslnesman,
is a patient in Gaston Memo
rial hospital, where' he is re
ceiving treatment for a virus
infection. Mr. Marlowe was re*
ported improving Thursday.
Foote Mineral , Lessee 9. Putting
Solvay Plant Into Operation
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TEMPLE SPEAKER ?Rev. Steph
en Morrisett. head of the depart
ment ol religion at Gardner
Webb college will speak at Tem
ple Baptist church at Sunday
morning services, as the church j
observes Garndner-Webb day.
Church To Hear
Rev. Stephen Morrisett, head of
the department of religipn at
Gardner-Webb college, will
speak at 11 A/'vIcrh vices au.:
day morning at Temple Baptist
church, as the church observes
Announcement of the special
service was made by the pastor,
Rev. W. F. Monroe.
Rev. Mr. Morrisert served as
pastor of the First Baptist chur
ch, of Elkin, from 1940 to 1945.
He is a graduate of Cornell and
Columbia universities and of the
Louisville Baptist seminary.
"Markets in the Kings Moun
tain area are showing great Im
provement from the standpoint
of sanitation," W. F. Strickland,
county sanitarian, told the Her
ald this week announcing cur
rent sanitation grades on mar
kets of the county.
A total of 16 markets in Kings
Mountain attairied the coveted
Grade "A" rating, while 13 addi
tional markets were listed a t
Mr. Strickland said that much
credit is due Kings Mountain
market owners for their efforts to
improve their physical facilities
and to Veep their markets clean.
Grade "A" markets here in
clude: A & P, B. k B. Food Store,
T. F. Ballard Grocery, T. W. Bar
rett Grocery, Crawford Market,
Dixie-Home Store, W. M. Gantt
Grocery, Gairlt A Sons, Huffstet
ler Grocery, Margrace Mill Store,
Mauney Cash Grocery, Payne's
(Cont'd on page eight)
Foote Mineral Company, <>f
Phlh'deiphfia. Ph., began clean
ing and overhauling equipment
Monday at the Soivay Process 1
Company spodumene plant. , j
Foote Mineral leased the plant
from Soivay la .-ft winter for a
one- year period, the lease, also
including ;tn option to purchase j
P. B. Shay, production tnanagef
Of Foote Chemical cdmpany, was I
here this week superintending!
the work, and Ted Schmidt, the
company's maintenance engineer
will be in charge of the local j
During the present period of,
over hauling, only, a small crew
will be employed at "the plant,
Mr. Shay stated.
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Foote Chemical was Solvay's
biggest customer for spodumene ?
-during ear' period the;
local piant""Was operated. Spodu - r
mene, an ore, is used for the
extraction of lithium oxide, a !
product used in some oils and
The plant went into production
in early 1943 and it was closed
in March 1945. Until Monday, it
had not been operated since that
The City Recreation and Parks
commission held Its first meeting
under its recently -granted char
ter Wednesday, elected officers
and discussed initial plans for i
forwarding the commission's j
work toward obtaining communi- I
ty recreation facilities for the
The 10-member group named
Mrs. Paul Mauney, chairman, W.
W. Mauney, Jr., vice chairman,
Mrs. Aubrey Mauney, secretary.
Hunter Neisler, treasurer, and
I Mrs. J. -H. Patterson, publicity
f . ? ? ' . ' ? ; . , s " . *.
The group also named a cam
paign planning committee to for
mulate reeOmmepdAtions for for- 1
warding the work. This group in - |
eludes A. W. Kincaid', Dr. P. G. !
Padgett and Mrs. George Houser.
The commission discussed sev
eral sites as possibilities for com
munity recreation plants and in
cluded in the discussion was gen - j
eral agreement to a plan for. se
curing facilities for both white
and colored citizens.
Other members of the commit
tee are Mrs. Harry Page and Rev.
P. D. Patrick.
SEAL SALE CHAIRMAN ? J. G.
Darracott, well-known Kings
Mountain man. will serve as lo
cal chairman of the annual
Christmas seal sale ol the Cleve
land County Tuberculosis asso
ciation. it was announced this
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I. G. Darracott
J. G. Darracott will serve a.i
chairman of the annual Christ
max seal sale campaign in Kings
Mountain, according to announ
cement, from the Cleveland Coun
ty Tuberculosis association . this
Kunds from the sale of the
?seals are u-sed for the prevention
of tuberculosis and for treatment
of indigent patientsywho contract
Plan of the seal sale campaign
will be similar to campaigns of
Citizens of Kings Mountain,
and of Cleveland county, will be
majled a supply of seals and will
be asked to purchase them, while
business and industrial firms
will be asked to purchase "T-B
Mr. Darracott, well-known
Kings Mountain business man.
is vice-president of Trans-Color
Screen, Inc. For many years he
owned and managed Western
Auto Store here, and. has an ac
tive record in civic and religious
organizations, He is a former
president of the Kings Mountain
Merchants association and the
Kings Mountain Lions club, and
an active members of Dixon Pres
The Christmas seal sale cam
paign is to begin on November
Saturday Is 170th Anniversary
Of Battle Of Kings Mountain
It was 170 years ago Saturday
that the band of Mountain men
tackled the British command un
der Col. Patrick Ferguson at what
1# now Kings Mountain National
Military Park to administer a
crushing defeat ultimately cred
ited with turning the tide of the
Revolutionary War in favor of the
On Saturday, marking the an
niversary of the historical bat
tle, the Kings Mountain chapter
of .tfie Daughters of the American
Revolution, of York, S. C., will
place a marker on the battle
ground honoring one of the lead
ers of the Revolutionary forces,
U.-Col. James Hawthorn. Col.
Hawthorn led York 'county troops
in the engagement. The marker
Is to- be placed about 100 feet
from the tall obeltek which com
memorates the eke of the battle.
The establishment of Kings
Mountain Battleground ae a Na
tional Military perk was contain
ed in an Act of Congress on Mar
ch 3, 1931, more than 150 years
following the battle Itself. The
park contains 4,012.29 acres. Pour
major monuments have been
erected on the battlefield ridg**,
and a large number of markers
have been erected by patriotic or
Travelers from all over the na
tion visit the Battleground regu
larly to ?trol 1 over the grounds
and inspect the museum which
features historical displays.
Jim Felton ia the park super
A folder on the park, prepared
by the Department of the Inter
ior, describes the battle and tts
effects as follows:
"Kings Mountain, the fierce at
tack of American frontiersmen
| on October 7, 1780, against' Corn
wa 1 1 La' scouting force under Fer
guson, was an unexpected on
slaught carried out in the foot
[hills of northwestern South Car
olina. This sudden uprising of the
stalwart Alleghany mountain
cens, for the projection of their
homes and people from the
'threat Tory invasion under Bri
tish leadership, was relatively i
solated in conception and execu
(Cont'd on page eight)
Members of the Kings Moun
tain Junior Chamber of Commer
ce voted to conduct a scrap paper
drive on Sunday, October 15th,
and heard an informal talk by
a member of the Shelby Alcohol -
j ics Anonymous group at the first
October meeting held at the
' high school cafeteria Tuesday
The paper drive, first conduct
ed here in around two years, was
| voted after the club was told that
the price had advanced and ?hat
a great deal of scrap paper is
available both from industrial
|firm? and from private citizens.
Proceeds from 'the sale of the
scrap paper will go to *he clubs'
recreation park fund.
All Kings Mountain citizens
arc being urged to remember the
drive and <o cooperate by plac
ing scrap paper bundles on the
curbs in front of their homes.
Any person or firm who has too
large an amount of scrap paper
to move is requested to telephone'
Faison Barnes at No. 571 and the
club will arrange to pick it up
Old newspapers, magazines,
cardboard boxes and any other
paper will be collected by the
The club also heard reports In
cluding a report on the county
fail food booth propect and ?n
appeal from Bill Fulton for all
Jaycee* to Join the Mountaineer
I Club, local sportsi boosters organ
| President Barnes presided.
"Ills Better TH Build Boys Than Mend Men99 - Join TheMountaineer Club Todayl