City Limits 7.193
(Final Unofficial Census 1950)
Immediate Trading Area 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL.61 NO. 41
Kings Mountain. N. C? Friday. October 13. 1950
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Building permit was issued',
last Friday to Mrs. O. W. Myers
for repairs and Alterations to
residence on North Piedmont
avenue. Estimated cost was
given at $3,500.
PTK MEETS WEDNESDAY
The regular monthly .meet
ing of the Elementary Parent
Teacher association will meet
on Wednesday afternoon at
3:30 tnithe high school auditor
um. All parents are cordially
invited to attend.
The home of L. M. Marlowe,
of Columbus county, brother
of E. E. Marlowe, of Kings
Mountain, was damaged this
week when a tornado struck
the community near White
ville. The back porch of the
home was blown off, according
to lnform&tlon given his broth
MRS. MAUNEY HOME
Mr 9. D. C. Mauney, who has#
been a patient in Mercy hospi
tal at Charlotte for the past
several weeks, was returned to
her home here Wednesday aft
ernoon. Mrs. Mauney's condi
tion is Btill regarded as serious
and she is under care of nurses
Bites Aie Held
Funeral rites for Sylvanus Lee
Patterson, 75, Rock Hill, S. C., far'
mcr and native of Kings Moun
tain, were held Monday afternoon I
at the Rock Hill Associated Re ]
formed Presbyterian cfhurch, with
Interment following at Laurel
Mr. Patterson died Sunday
Vnorning in a Rock Hill hospital.
He had been seriously ill for sev
eral days prior to his death.
He was the son of the late' Ira
Hardin and Angeline Whiteside
Patterson, and had lived in the
Oakridge community neaT Rock
Hill since 1910.
Surviving are seven children, 1
six brothers and three sisters.
He was r. brother of A. H. Pat-,
terson, J. Bun Patterson, I. G. Pat
<erson, Dewltt Patterson, Mrs. C.
S. Plonk, Mrs. A. P. Fails, and
Mrs. Lee McGljl, all of Kings
Mountain, Price Patterson of
Walterboro, S. C., and Ray Patter
son, of Vaidosta, Ga. He was a
(brother-ln-latv of Miss Carlyle
Ware, of Kings Mountain. ?
Cleveland county's second group
of men to toe Inducted into the
army since the Korean fighting
began will report at Charlotte for
army duty next Wednesday.
The board will toe short of its
quota of 20, Mrs. Clara Newman,
(board clerk, said, since only 11
men previously found eligible for
Induction are in the available
Of the 114 men examined last
Friday at Charlotte, 77 were list
ed as available for future induc
tion. However, three of the 77
were registered with other boards
and ten of the 77 were accepted
provisionally, pending lurther in
formation on certain physical de
fects. Men in this group will not
be eligible for Induction prior to
Sale Of Cap Pistol
Police Chi* N. SC. Pan this
wMh warned citizen* es
pecially merchants that North
Carolina law prohibits use, pos
session, manufacture am trans
porting of fireworks of tatf de
scription any whore in the state.
CMaf Fast said that a sales
mm r""* in town this week of.
iwtng Bwnl? is* sale and
falsely t*m"t msii tiiinls that
the law had 1mm changed to
anew sale of cape for cap pis
"AirtosM appreh?nd?<t la vio
lation of tfcis'law win hs pros
ecu tod." Chief Farr said.
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Jaycees Will Collect
Waste Paper Sun day
Citizens Asked '.]
"Have your waste paper bund- !
les on the curb Sunday afternoon j
ready to be picked up ? the pro- :
fits will go into the JayCee rec- ;
reation park fund."
That was the word this week
from officials' of the Kings Moun
tain Junior Chamber of Com
merce who will conduct a waste
paper drive here on Sunday aft- ,
ernfcon from 2:30 p. m. until 5 pJ
All citizens are being urged to j
cooperate with the drive and j
help the JayCees toward's their j
goal of providing Kings MoUn- '
tain with a recreation park.
Old newspapers, magazines, j
cardboard* boxes, all kinds of pa- J
per will be collccted, President
Faison Barnes said this week.
? Persons or firms who have too
large an amount of paper no
move to the curbs are requested
to call Mr. Barnes (at Phone 571)
before Sunday and arrangements
will be made to pick up the pa
A botccar will be spotted on the
siding a few yards south of the
depot and all members of the Ju
nior CI i. iber of -Commerce are
urged U, meet there at 1:30 p. m.
Sunday, Mr. Barnes said. ,
Cost Boy An Eye
An attempt to discipline John
ny Wells, eight -year-old third
grader at Davidson colored school
on October 2, resulted in an ac
cldent which caused the boy to
lose an eye.
Flonnie Jordan, a high sfchool
senior, was holding class, while
tho teacher, Mrs. J. A. Gibson,
was away finishing a booth at
the Cleveland county colored fair.
The Wells boy was bouncing a
"ball around the room and the
Jordan girl picked up a belt on
the desk, as she ordered the boy
back to his seat.
J. A. Gibson, school principal,
said the boy evaded the girl, but
looked behind him as the belt
swung, the .ttp end of belt, which
had a clamp on the end of It, hit
ting hm in the eye. There was
some question as to whether the
Joran girl was trying to hit the
boy, or merely threatening him.
The pupil was taken to Dr. P.
G. Padgett,. Gibson said, and Dr.
Padgett advised taking the boy
to Good Samaritan hospital in
Charlotte. An eye specialist re
moved the eye, and the boy was
discharged on October 4. He re
turned -to the hospital for treat
ment last Friday, and will be ta
ken back for treatment today,
The Wells child is now back in
A fried oyster and shrimp
supper will be held at the Le
gion Building Saturday night
for all -Legionnaires according
to announcement by Adjutant
James Bennett. Time is 6:30 to
9 p. m.
City's Surplus Bi
$913,221. Audit B
Surplus balance of the City of
Kings Mountain *t June 30, 1950,
close of the last fiscal year, was
$913,221.02, according to the au
dit report last week from George
H. Emery, certified public ate- |
countant, of Statesvllle. . %
The report was received by the
city board of commissioners at
Its October meeting Wednesday.
. The city's balance sheet at the
close of the recent fiscal year
showed total assets of $1,245,856.
The breakdown on assets in
cluded: Cash on hand, $494 54 JO;
deposits in New York banks to
take care of bond payments, $1,
713.75; taxes receivable, $12,718.
10; land sal* certificates, $921.80;
milky accounts receivable, $15,
985.59; street and sidewalk as
sesments dwr, $438.60; Inventory
of supftlie:;, $10,915.86, property
laycees To Push
The Kings Mountain Junior
Chamber of Commerce has ac
cepted the task of enroljipg
Kings Mountain people in the -
'Crusade for Freedom."
The drive is an effort to ob
tain funds for propaganda pur
poses to combat the spread of
Communism in Europe, and to
penetrate the Iron Curtain
countries via Radio Free Eu
Citizens will be asked to sign
the scroll pledging their sup
port to the effort and to mate
whatever contribution they
jnay wish to forward the work.
The Jaycees, President W.
Faison Barnes said, will make
the "Crusade for Freedom"
scrolls available at civic club
meetings and in business hous
es of the city.
In Bankruptcy j
Joe Lee Woodward, trading as
Woodward & Son Men's Shop, is j
in involuntary bankrutpcy, as re
sult Of Judgments filed by three1
creditors of the concern.
Following notification of the|
action by Henry Edwards, Shelby j
lawyer and attorney for the ere- 1
ditors, Mr. Woodward did not o- j
pen the firm Wednesday morn
The actions/ere brought Joint- 1
ly by General Shoe Company, 1
Nashville, Tenn., Gordon Manu
facturing company, Louisville,!
Ky., and Kahn Tailoring compa
ny, Indianapolis, Ind.. Under the
law, admission of Insolvency by
the debtor to three creditors hold
ing accounts totaling a minimum
of $500, results in putting the in
dividual or firm Into bankruptcy.
Mr. Woodward opened the local
firm; a retail men's clothing and
sporting goods store, on March
First Baptist Sets
Sunday School Clinic
Officers and teachers of the
First Baptist Sunday school will
meet Monday evening at 7:30 for
a clinic, at which time duties of
each office will be explained. The
following groups will convene:
Cradle Roll Workers: Mrs. A.
W. Kincaid, Conference leader.
Extension workers: Mrs. E. C.
McClaln, Conference leader.
Nursery workers: Mrs. B. N.
Barnes, Conference leader.
Beginner workers: Miss Mar
Jorie Hord, Conference leader. ? '
Primary Workers: Mrs. A. M.
Hicks, Conference leader.
Teachers (Junior Dept. . Adult
Dept.) Rev. T. L. Cash well, Jr.
Superintendents and Associate
Superintendents (Junior- Adult):
Miss Lula Mae Teague. ?
Class end Department Secre
taries: B. T. Wright.
Presidents. Vice presidents and
Group Captainr. Mrs. T. L. Cash
Stewardship, Personal Ministri
es, and Fellowship Vice-Presi
dents:. Mrs. W. B. Logan.
All class and departmental of
ficers end teachers are requested
to be present for the conference.
ilance lone 30 j
IfOrt Reveals :;g
and equipment, $1,154,008.54. /
Breakdown <tf' liatilnie$S|?p>5&
the following: Bonded
edness, $313,000; accounts paya
ble, $1,697.13; utility deposits'
payable, $15,737.50; withholding
tax reserve, $487.30; reserve for
bonds and interest payable, $1,
713.75; surplus balance. $913,221.
02; total liabilities, $1,245,856.70.
pointed o\n that it is not cyM
maryWMm lei pa 1 governments
ment, since Tunning of a city is
not A profit and loss operation.
He said that ft is customary to
Hst capital assets at initial co3t
as long as the pa'ttafler asset is
R? else Mated that the audit
Ifewpw "no evidence vi 'wBSB
itjlflfcrtftsr . In' the handling ?f
funds or recording of transac
tions during the period ervered."
D. A. R. Regent
For World State
Miss Virginia Home of Wades
boro, State Regent of the D. A. R.,
made a challenging plea to op
pose World Government in her
address before the assembly of
the Third D&trftft of North Caro
lina, which met at the First Pres
byterian church on Friday after
noon, October 6, at 2 p. m.
In her speech, Miss Home out - !
lined the worjc of the four organ - '
IzatLons which are actively sup-'
porting World Government and
painted a picture of their plan
find the terrors it will hold for
the American people. She asked
the D. A. R. to organize and work
wholeheartedly to get North Car- ?
olina to rescind Ms action sup- 1
porting World Government.
The Colonel Frederick Ham
bright chapter wad hostess for
the meeting attended by more
than 100 women. The church was j
beautiful with artangements of
fall flowers. Giant dahlias in fall i
shades were on the altar. Lovelyl
arrangements of roses, marigolds,
zinnias, and nasturtiums were
placed. .at vantage points throu
ghout the church. |
An impressive processional, led j
by Mrs. Carl Howard of Bessemr
City, chief page, carrying the A-'
merican Flag and followed by [
fourteen pages dressed in white,'
marked the opening of the meet- j
ing. State officers, state and na
tional chairmen, district officers, i
and chapter regents made up the
procession. Rev. P. D. Patrick
gave the invocation. Mrs. E. W.
Griffin gave the speech of wel
come. Miss Frances Summers de
lighted the audience with her vo
cal rendition of "Life" by Cur-,
ran. She -was accompanied by
Mrs. J. E. Hemdon at the piano.
Mrs. Caldwel! Ragan of Gastonia,
district director presided over the
business sees. on. Mfs. F. R. Sum-:
mers performed the duties of dis- '
trlct secretary. W
The Third district went on rec- '
ord as endorsing Dr. Mary Martin
Sloop of Crossnore as the North ,
Carolina and the American Mo
ther of 1951. The group also en
dorsed Miss Home for vice-pres
ident General in the 1951 election
of national officers All state of
ficers, state and national chair
men, and chapter regents gavej
interesting reports of the work j
done by the.D. A. R.
Following the meeting, the lo- ,
cal chapter was hostess at a tea j
(Cont'd on page eight)
Fatal To Wyte
James Wyte, Jr., 19-year-old
resident of the Bethware section
was almost ipstantly killed a
round 9 o'clock Tuesday morning
at the State Highway Commission
motor pool near the Cleveland
County fair grounds when a mo
tor grader tire rim struck him in
The young man was pronounc
ed dead upon arrival at Shelby
hospital. He had suffered a bro
Coroner Ollie Harris, of Kings
Mountain, said that the boy, who
was an empioyee o Efcrl Morris,
Kings Mountain, junk dealer, was
working on. a large motor grader j
wheel when the accident took
place. The tire, which was flat'
on-the ground, had )ust been1
inflated, fie said, and Wyte had
reached down to place the wheel
back on the machine when the
rim flew off with such force that, ?'
after striking the victim, it land
ed in tile 'branches of a tree some
30 feet high.".
The tube exploded, Coroner!
Harris said, after tbe rim flew off. |
Wyte was assisting his employ- ;
er in moving some old vehicles
he had purchsjed from the State
Highway Commission, j
the son of Mr. and Mr#.
James Wyte, of route 2. and h?d
It* id near Kings Mountain for'
around five years.
- faneral services were held At
David's Baptist church Thursday
afternoon at 2 o'clock Rites were 1
Swain, assisted by Rev T. W.
Foglerrtan. Burial was in El 8?*
thdl Methodist church cemetery.
Survivors include his parents,
four Jake, Joe, Robert
T. and William * - *?d
one sister, Miss Elizabeth Wyte,
?It of the home.
erette Grlgg, Peachy Clark, Wil
lie Arrowood, Dean Spearman
Decide To Continue
On Paving Streets
Registration book* for tMe No
vember 7th general election will
be open for the first time on Sat
Precinct registrars will be ai
the polling places from 9 a. m. to
6 p. m. for three successive Sat- ,
urdays to put the names of voters
not now registered on the hooks.
Registration activity is expected '
to be brief since a new registra
tion was conducied prior to. the ,
primaries last May.
Elections officials named by
the county elections board for lo- ,
cal precincts are as follows:
East Kings Mountain, Mrs. Nell
Cranford (D), registrar, T. P. Mc
GUI TD) and Grady Howard <R),
West Kings Mountain, B. D
'Ratterree <D), registrar, < Judges
not -yet named.)
Beth-Ware, Miss Freelove Black
(D), registrar, -Clyde Randall (D)
and J. S. Ware <R) Judges.
The books also will be open for
registration on Saturday, Octo- ,
ber 21, and Saturday, October 28.
Saturday, November 4, is chal
To Convention j
The Kiwarrls Club* 6f Kings
Mountain will* 1>c represented at
the 1950 convention of the Caroli-^
nas Kiwanis District to be held
at Spartanburg, South Carolina,
October 15 to 17. Club President
Hugh Ballard, announced foday.
Delegates from the Kings
Mountain club to the convention
will include Glee A. Bridges, L.
E. Abbott and President Ballard.
Also attending will be J. Byron
Keeter, lieutenant - governor^ of
Ninety-eight clubs, with a
membership of more than 6,600
business and professional leaders
will send delegates to rhe three
day meeting Mr. Ballard said.
Donald T. Forsythe, newspaper
editor and publisher of Carthage,
Illinois, and a trustee of Kiwan
is International, will be a featur
red speaker at the convention.
Presiding at the meeting will
be Orin F. Crow of Columbia, S.
C? who is governor of the Caroli
nas Kiwanis District and Dean of
the School of Education at the
University of South Carolina. On
the convention agenda are com
mittee conferences, a discussion
of plans for the coming year, and
election of officers.
Mr. Forsythe, who will serve asj
official representative of Kiwan
is International at the conven
tion, is publisher of the Hancock
County Journal, a weekly news
paper. He also is a director of the
Marine Trust Company of Car- i
thage and a rhember of the board j
of Carthage College, where he j
was active in organizing a de- ,
paNment of Journalism, fle is a i
past president of the Illinois
Press Association and a life mem
ben of the Northwestern Universi
ty Chapter of Sigma Delta Chi,
national professional Journalistic
fraternity. In May, 1919., he was
chosen as first president of the
newly incorporated Greater
Weeklies Associates, an organiza
tion of more than 250 weekly
newspaper, and he was re-elected
president In April, 1950.
Addresses Of 10
The Cleveland county selective
service board is seeking to locate
ten registrants, Mrs. Clara New
man, clerk to the Sward said this
Mall addressed to the regis
trants has been returned un
The group includes: Clarence
Webber, Jr., Jacob Bradley, Lee
Joseph Owens, Edward Jutxfcf
Martin, William Henry Howze,
Willie lame* Archie, Edward
William Humphreys, Wiley Rich
ard Ogle, Walter Leo Hall and
Milton James McKelvie, Jr.
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Unit To Set Up
When the Red Cross bioodmo
bile visits Kings Mountain <>n
Tuesday approximately 350 per
sons are expected to give their
pint of blood at the temporary ,
center which will get "P a' Mar
grace clubhouse according to an j
announcement by H. R. Hun iu -
cutt, chairman of the blood com- j
mitt'ee of the ? Kings Mountain
Red Cross Chapter.
"During the last visit of the
bloodmobile, 113 pints of blood j
were donated by residents of
Kings Mountain," he said,, "and
we hope to top that number on
the next visit."
"The blood which has been giv
en through the bloodmobile has
been used in hospitals here and
in neighboring communijies," j
Mr. Hunnicut.t continued. Al
though blood supplies may be
adequate in Kings Mountain at
present," there may be an urgent
need for blood in the next county.
"When Kings Mountain enter
ed into an agreement to partlci- j
pate in the Charlotte Regional j
Blood Program, we joined with
other counties in a 75-mile radius I
of Charlotte in a contract to sup- j
ply the rieeds of blood for the en - ;
tire region. It is important that
Kings Mountain live up to our j
part of that bargain," Mr. Hun- j
"Several surrounding cities
have recently gone over the 200
mark in donations, with 231 pints
the highest donated by any city
to date," he continued. "Belmont
and Shelby had good collections
at their last visits and we want
! to keep Kings Mrmtaln up with
; the. best of them. Make your
plans to be on hand Tuesday."
The quota for Kings Mountain
, has been raised to 123 pints for
each trip of the unit here but due
to the calls for blood from the
Korean Theatre local officials are
shooting for a collection of at
least 240 pints Tuesday.
The center will operate at the
Margrace clubhouse from 11 a.
j-m. until 4:34 p. m. Mr. Hunnicutt
I said. ...
Notification of appointments
j of James A. Houser, of Kings
| Mountain, and Lee Woods, of
Shelby, as members of the Cle
veland County selective service
board were received this week,
it was announced by B. R. Del
linger, of Shelby, board chair
man. .Tht two service veterans
had been recommended for ap
pointment several weeks ago.
EVANGELISTS ? Rev. and Mrs.
B. O. Crowe, ol Fatrmount, Ind.,
will conduct revival services at
First Wesleyan Methodist chur
ch in a series beginning Tuesday
evening and continuing through
October 29. Services will begin
each evening at 7 o'clock.
Regis:ration of doctors, den-j
tists, and members of allied pro- ,
fessions under the proclamation
signed by President Truman last
week will be' conducted at the
Shelby office of the Cleveland j
county selective service board!
Monday from 8 a. m, to 5 p. m.
Announcement was made b>
iective service officials.
Required to register are those'
male persons who have received
degrees in a medical, dental or
veterinary course of study and
who were <1> students in t he ar
my -specialized training prograpi,
or any similar program admin
istCred by the navy or, <2 > who
were deferred from service during '
World War II for the purpose of
pursuing a course of instruction
leading to such degrees and, I3>
who had J ess than 21 months of
active duty with the armed forc
es subsequent to completion of
such course of in.ftruction.
Those who received, such de
grees on or before October 15 are
required to register on that date
Those who complete their courses ;
! of study after October 1(1 are re-!
quired to register within five
days after receiving their de
The presidential proclamation
affects male persons with the fol
lowing degrees: Bachelor of Med
icine, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor
of Dental surgery. Doctor of med- j
ical dentristry. Doctor' of veteri- 1
nary surgery and Doctor of vet- ;
York County Plans For Pageant
On Battle Interests Local Folk
Considerable interest has been
evidenced here this week in the
report of a meeting of York coun
ty, South Carolina, citizens Tues
day, in which plans were discuss
ed for presentation of a pageant
commemorating the Battle of
According to the report of (he
meeting by Randolph Norton,
Charlotte Observer staff writer,
the group will confer with Paul
Green, author of "The Lost Colo
ny," and Kermlt Hunter, author
of "Vnto These Hills," with hop-_
ps to obtain a pageant for pro
duction and presentation in 1952.
Statements reported in the
news account Indicated that the
group of South Carolina citizens
hoped to capitalize on the histor
ical drawing power of the site of
the famou* Revolutionary War
battle which turned the tide a
gainst the British and on -the
Kings Mountain National Mili
tary Park, which already attracts
some 50,000 visitors annually.
Under the plan, It was a&sum
ed the group would endeavor to
make tjie pageant an annua! e
\ent. The event was last given
major promotion in 1930 at its
sesqui-centenniai anniversary. A
two-day event here featured a
sesqui-centennial pageant direc
ted by Misses Laura and Lillian,
Plonk, and an address by then
President Herbert Hoover.
Though In South Carolina, the
battleground has long been Joint
ly "Vlaimed" by both North Caro
lina and South Carolina, and,
since the City of Kings Moun
tain derived its name from the
battle, and since the battleground
fs only seven miles distant, the
two are definitely Intertwined.
General reaction here was keen
Interest In the project of the York j
County citizens, with hoipes that
the project would be carried for
ward to fruition.
One man remarked, "If they're
going to have a pageant, Kings
Mountain better get some place
todleep vUltbrs." ,
City Will Pay
The city board of commission
on reaffirmed Woilnc^day it.-t
<0114;- term policy on street- pa v -
in'g, whereby owners of a but tins
property are., asseSsfcd with two
thirds of i ho cost and the city
pays the additional one-third.
At the September meeting of
the board-, members had discuss
cd without action 'possibility of
changing the poti?-- to require
owners of abutting property to
pay the whole cost of paving,
,wf<h the city paying the bill only
-Tlie board did alter the policy
slightly, placing the paving on a
cash basis rather, than on a long
term payment basis. This moan*
that property, owners along new
ly paved streets will be expected
to pay . for street assessments '
within 30 days of presentation of
The "cash ba>is" decision had
the immediate effect of necessita
ting the re drawing of several
street- paving petitions filed re
cently by property owners.
Action of the street matter was
the board's principal decision. .
It discussed, without action, a
Duke Power Company request for.
a power" contract, and request for
a water contract by Foote Miner
al company, which is putting the
former Solvay plant into opera
Action on. the water contract
was withheld pending figuring of
costs. "Solvay, during its opera
tion here, used tip to a maximum
of seven million gallons of water
monthly. It was pointed out thai
similar demands would result in
putting the water plant operation
011 a 24-hour daily basis,, and
board members deferred the mat
ter pending a cost analysis.
The board heard Manley K.
Fuller, city administrator, dis
cuss need for improvements in
ihe sewage disposal and elecrical
distribution systems, and author
ized him to discuss the sewage
disposal need.s with officials of
tho sta.te board of health.
Mayor J. E. Herndon informed
the board that H. Tom Fulton
had offered to sell the city the
corner lot at Piedmont avenue
and Mountain street, which ad
joins the city hall property, for
$1.5,000. Mayor Herndon said Mr.
Fulton reported (rffers of that
amount for the property but felt
the city should have a. chance to
purchase the lot, since it was ad
< Cont'd on page eight)
Concert Is Set
The Kings Mountain Chora] so
ciety will present a concert, fea
turing secular and religious mu
sic, on Tuesday evening, October
2J, -ih the high school auditorium,
it was announced this week. The
program will begin at 8 oclock.
Tho King'i Mountain Choral So
ciety was founded in January of
this year and gave its first pub
lic performance in an Easter Can
tata. It also participated in the
sunrii*e services held at Mountain
Rest cemetery on Easter Sunday.
These performances- were well-re
ceived, and the October 2-lth con
cert has been arranged to give
more variety by including popu
lar music, spirituals and folk,
songs as well as sacred music.
The Choral Society will sing
under the direction of Franklin
Pethel, with Mrs, Aubrey Maun
ey as accompanist.
Officers of the Kings Mountain
Choral Society are: B. S. Peeler,
Jr., president, R B. Osborne, vice- *
president; Miss Bernice Harrison,
Secretary; and W. P. Fulton; jr.,
Founded as a non-profit organ
(zatlon, the Choral society has as
its aim the bringing to Kings
Mountain music lovers the best
In music. A concert Is the result
of many hours of rehearsal and
the support and attendance of
the public will allow the Cho+*l
society to expand its activities
and bring still better programs to
Kings Mountain, an official