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City Limits 7.193
(Final Unofficial Census 1956)
Immediate Trading Area 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL.61 NO. 42 . . Sixty-First Year
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Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday. October 20. 1950
Established 1889
CHORAL SOCIETY TO GIVE CONCERT ? Shown above Is the Kings Mountain Choral society, non-pro.
lit musical organization, which will present its second public concert on Tuesday evening at the high
school auditorium. Tuesday's program by the 35-volce group will Include semi-classical, religious
and popular music.
Local News
Aubrey Mauney, of Kings
Mountain, was elected a mem
ber of the Foreign Missions
board of the United Lutheran
Church in America at the be
ennial convention in Des Moin
es, la., recently. >
The Kings Mountain school
band is scheduled to attend the
Gardner-Webb homecom i n g
game Saturday afternoon at
Boiling Springs. .The Bulldogs
are to face Presbyterian' Junior
College in the league battle be
ginning at 2:30 p. m.
A hamburger steak supper
?will be held at the Legion
Building for all Legionnaires
on Saturday night from 6:30
to 9 p. m. according to announ
cement by Adjueant James
William C. Kimmell, father
of Harry Kimmell of Kings
Mountain, was reported in a se
rious condition Wednesday
night at Black Mountain San
atorium after suffering a heart
Sunday's paper pick-up con
ducted by the Kings Mountain
Junior Chamber of Commerce,
was estimated at 15,000 pounds
by Jaycee officials, who had
not yet received actual totals
Thursday. It was announced
that the Jaycees anticipate con
ducting another paper collect
ion in January, though a defi
nite date has not been set.
Harold Hynntcutt, blood pro
gram chairman of the Klng9
Mountain chapter, American
Red Cross, has been appointed
<o the quota and scheduling
committee of the Charlotte Re
gional Blood center, it was an
nounced this week. The com
mittee met Jn Charlotte Wed
nesday to discuss ways and
means of increasing the reserv
es of blood, in response to a
call from General George Mar
shal], secretary of defense and
chairman of the American Red
Cross. It was indicated that
number of visit of the blood
mobile will be stepped up.
Barnes Ordained
As Baptist Deacon
In a special service, Sunday
night B. N. Barnes was ordained
as a deacon in the- First Baptist
church. This is one of the high
est honors which a Baptist chur
ch can confer.upon a layman.
The ordination sermon was gi
ven by lUhr. T. W. Fogleman, pas
tor of Bethlehem Baptist church.
His message was based on two
passages of Scripture, Acts 6:1-7
and First Timothy 3:8-13. Mr.
Fogelman presented the histori
cal origin of the office ?? dea
con, the qualifications of a dea
con, uid the duties and privileges
of a deacon.
At-the conclusion oTthe mes
sage. the pastor Invited the mem -
ben of the de?eon board to par
ticipate in the ceremony of "lay
ing on the hands." The members
of (he congregation were then
given the opportunity at express -
ing their confidence In Mr. Barn
es by extending to him the right
hand of fellowship.
Choral Group Sings
Concert On Tuesday
The Kings Mountain Choral So
ciety will -present a concert of Ne
gro spirituals, semi-classics and
religious numbers on Tuesday ev
ening at 8 o'clock at the Kings
Mountain high school auditori
The non-profit society, organiz;
ed last March, presented an Eas
ter cantata last spring and will
be giving its second public con
cert- ? :
Also to be featured on the pro
gram will be a group of songs by
the Girl Scout Choraliers.
The choral group is directed by
Franklin Pethel, with Mrs. Au
brey Mauney as accompanist.
Tho five-part program follows:
Part I ? "Adoramus Te," Pal
es?rlna; "Now Let Every Tongue j
Adore Thee," Bach; "Lamb of
God.", Christiansen; "Hallelujah"
Praise Ye the Lord,1' Lewando
wskl; "Echo Song," Di Lasso.
Part II ? "Dedication," Wil
son; "Cindy", Wilson; "Oh, Dear! '
What Can the Matter Be?" Ru
Part III ? (Girl Scout Choral
iera) ? "Girl Scouts Are We," Rl
venburg; "Santa Lucia," Neapo
litan boat song; "Ole King Cole,"
Chambers; "Slumber, Slumber,"
Part IV ? "Thunder," Swjft;
"Every Time I Feel the Spirit,"
Swift; "Swing Along," Cook.
Part V ? "June Is Bustln' Out
All Over," from "Carousel," Rodg
ers; "Great Day," from the mu
sical play of the same name,
Members of the choral group
Sarah Alexander, Mrs. Rhea
Barber, Betty Cash, Mrs. Herman
Campbell, Bobbie Grantham, Ber
nice Harrison, ATrs. Dean McDan
iel, Patricia Prince, Mrs. Paul
Smyre, Pat Smyre, Mrs. Y. F.
Throneburg, Melba Tindall, Mrs.
Franklin Ware, De lores Davidson,
M<*ry Frances Friddle, ? Dorothy
Emelyn Gillespie, Ellen Med
lin, Mrs. Philip Padgett, Juanlta
Warren; Pat Henderson, W. P.
Fulton, Dr. D. F. Hord, Gene Mau
ney, David Mauney, B. S. Peeler,
Jr., Jack Still, Johnny Warllck,
Howard Coble, Reginald. Murray,
Robert Osborne, Dr. Phillip Pad?
gett, Winifred Fulton, Mrs. Sarah
Beam, and Ted Ramsey.
TO SPEAK HERE ? Arch F. Cole
man, Southern Pines public rela
tions counselor, 1 will address
members of the Kings Mountain
Lions club at their meeting on
Tuesday night.
lions To Hear
Arch Coleman
Arch F. Coleman, of Southern
Pines, will address members of
the Kings Mountain Lions club
at their meeting next Tuesday
night, to be held at the Woman's
Club at? o'clock.
Mr. Coleman, currently a pub
lic relations counselor and repre
senting the North Carolina State
Optometrlc society, will speak
on a program arranged by Dr.
Nathan H. Reed.
According to the Southern
Pines Pilot, which recently pub
lished a feature story concerning
him, Mr. Coleman has a varied
and colorful- background as an
author, traveler, speaker and ra
dio commentator. He has worked
in Central America for United
Fruit Company, sold deisel mach
inery in Mexico, and written
short stories for the Saturday Fv
enlng Post. During the war, he
first trained personnel In the Of
fice of Secret Services, then be'
came a secret service agent him
self, traveling and working in
Spain, North Africa and other
Mr. Coleman is tentatively
scheduled to discuss "Highway
Safety" in his address here.
Annual Library. Book Fund Drive
To Begin Next Week; Goal &000
The annual fund campaign for
books lor the Jacob S. Mauney
Memorial library will begin next
week, under direction of the li
brary committee, and with a
campaign goal Of $2,000.
The goal of $2,000 was describ
ed as a "minimum" need, since
books cost a minimum of |2.00
Last year the goal was not
reached, which meant that, dur
ing the past year, the committee
was not able to increase the vol
umes at the library to the extent
it wished.
Sines (he opening three years
ago of Jacob S. Mauney Memori
al Library, circulation figures,
have continued to grow. Figures
reported this week by Mra. Char
les Campbell, librarian, showed
total circulation of 15,398 during
the year ended September 80.]
This compared with circulation
of 13,315 for Che previous year,
and 7,414 for the first year.
Registered borrowers of books
from the library total 1,023, and
total volumes on record ?re 3,
629, not including some 600 addi
tional used books which have
been donated to the library. Dur
ing the past year, persons who
kept books longer than the Allow
able period pakl $50.53 In fines.
"We would like to increase the
number of volumes by at least
1,000 during the coming year,"
one spokesman for the library
committee Mid. "Only by In
creasing the volumes can we ad
equately serve the community." .
Members of the library com
mittee include Rev. W, L. Press
ly, chairman, Mrs. E. W. Griffin,
Mrs. W. a Craig. Mrs. W. T. Weir,
and H. E. Lynch
Betty Yam Mill !
Sale To Slater
Firm Rumored
Unconfirmed information Thu
rsday indicated that Slater Bro
thers. a ? manufacturing concern
of Patterson, N. J., is planning to
purchase the former Betty Yarn
Mill property from Troy White
heads of Charlotte, and will use
it for the manufacture of plush.
Slater Brothers have recently
"purchased the Double Shoals
yam mill, near Shelby.
Sources considered . reliable
said that the New Jersey firm has
an option of the property here
and that the transaction will pro
bably be closed within the next
few days. >
Mr. Whitehead, Charlotte ma
chinery dealer, was out of town
Thursday and could not be rea
Betty Yarn Mill was originally
built and operated by D. C. Mau
ney and Haywood E. Lynch, of
Kings Mountain, in the manu
facture of low-count yarns. These
owners later sold it to Mr. White
head. At least one effort to put
the plant back into operation was
made a firm which was suppos
edly buying the property from
Mr. Whitehead, but it never got
into production.
Kiwanis Club
to Sponsor Show
The Kings Mountain Kiwanis
club will sponsor an appearance
here on November 7th of Birch,
the Magician, according to an
nouncement made by club offi
cials this week.
Among the features of the Bir
ch show will be his scheduled es
cape from a strong packing box,
well-nailed, and made by Elmer
Lumber Company. He also is j
scheduled to make a pony dis
appear from! ull view.
Featured along with the magi
cal show, will be .Mabel Sperry, '
xylophone soloist.
Admission lor the show, to be j
held at the high school auditori- ,
um, will be 60 cents for students
and $1.20 for adults. Proceeds will
go to the Kiwanis club's fund for
underprivileged children.
At Newton Friday
Kings Mountain high school is
scheduled to journey to Newton
Friday night to meet the New
ton ? Conover Red Devils in a
Western (AA) Conference game, i
Game time is 7:30 p. m.
The game will jr>ark the annu
al Newton-Conover high home
coming and the Kings Mountain
school band will also make the;
trip and take part In the cere
The Mountaineers will enter the
game in poor physical condition,
with Tackle Gerald Valentine,'
Guard Robert Davis, Tackle Char
les M?"ney, and Centers Bob Hul
lender and Kenneth Davis al! on
the ailing list
There was also a possibility
Thursday that Tailback Jim Kim
mell would be unable to play be
cause of illness in his family.
The Red Devils run from a
split -T formation and Coach Shu
Carlton says "they have a good
ball club."
Right Halfback Reitzel, who is
rated as one of the loop's best
backs, sparks the Newton attack.
Reitzel broke his leg last season
and did not play against Kings
Mountain, the Mountaineers win'
ning 13 to 0. Reitzel was playing
his last season last year but con
ference officials voted to allow
him to play another season.
Other Red Devil standouts are
Fullback Martin and End Hewitt.
Earl Broome to coach of the New
ton-Conover team.
Kings Mountain Is to move
back to City Stadium October
27th for the final game of
the season, Mt. Holly's Hawks
furnishing the opposition.
Registration books for the
November 7th general election
will again be open M precinct
polling places Saturday, from
9 a. nL to 6 p. m. Registrars re
ported very limited registration
on last Saturday. *? ? .
Will Pick Nominee
F or Commissioner On Monday
high school has elected Miss Bar
bara Gault as their representative
In the Carolina's Carousel to be
held in Charlotte on November
16. Princess Gault is a junior in
high school. Her hobby is music
and she is also interested in sec
retarial work. She is the daughter
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Gault, Jr.
C. P. Miller
Rites Conducted
Graveside services were held at
Mountain Rest cemetery Wednes
day at 1 o'clock for Clarence Pres
ton Miller, 90, of Chester, Virgin
la, father of Mrs. Fred E. Finger
and Mrs. Joe A. Neisler, of Kings
Rev. P. D. Patrick officiated at
the rites here. Funeral .services
were held in Chester, Va., Tues
day morning at 11 o'clock.
Mr. Miller died at hLs home
.Monday after an illness of sever
al years. He was a native of Lin
coln County and was the son of
the late Jacob Emanual Miller
and Victoria Virginia Rudlsill.
He was a member of the Ches
ter Presbyterian church.
Other survivors include two
sons, Jacob E. Miller, of Tulsa,
Okla., and Clarence Miller, of
Chester, Va.( two daughter, Mrs.
R. G. Morrison, of Hickory, and
Mr3. A. F. Plaxlco, of Southport;
one brother, Zeb Miller, of Wil
liamsburg, Va.; two sisters, Mrs.
John Ragan, of Hickory, and Mrs.
Charles Fort, of Gastonia; and
15 grandchildren. .
Pallbearers weer Fred Finger,
Martin McCarter, J. A. Neisler, Jr., ;
and Dan Finger, of Kings Moun
tain, Carl Finger, of Cherryville,
and Clarence Morrison, of Hick
ory. . :
Missing Any
Ladies Lingerie?
Chief N. M. Farr of the Kings
Mountain police department an
nounced arrest of a 14-year-o!d
Negro girl on Wednesday and
urged cooperation of citizens in
"getting rid ofr several items ot
ladies' lingerie reportedly stolen
by the girl.
"A good many of the items this
girl had in her possession when
we arrested Ker Wednesday
morning have been claimed by
persons who were aware their
homes had been entered. The,
remainder of the items, we be-!
lleves, were taken from homes
and never missed," Chief Farr'
Desk Sergeant R. O. Hord ex- j
plained that the department "had
a time" catching the girl.
"We know of around 10 or 12
homes she had entered and we
answered numerous calls during
the past week," Officer Hord said.
"The girl would spot a house j
where the door was open and |
would walk right In and help
herself. If someone was at home
<he girl always had an excuse ?
"is this the house where they
want a baby sitter' or ' do you
need any worit done' were some
of them," he continued.
The unclaimed clothing items
are at the police department of
floe at City Hall.
The girl was taken to Shelby
Wednesday afternoon for trial
before Cleveland County Juvenile
Court Judge Everett Houser.
The county .Democratic execu
tive committee will meet Mon
day evening at the office of C. C.
Horn, county chairman, to nomi-.J
nate a- 'Successor to the late Hen
ry W. Mckinney as a. nominee for
county commissioner.
Notices of the meeting were be
ing mailed Thursday, to the coun
ty's 28 precinct chairmen nnd
there was some hope in Kings
Mountain, that, the committee
would name an eastern county
citizen for the post.
. Prominently mentioned here as
possible nominees were L. Arnold
Riser, Joe A, Neisler, Carl F.
Xiauoey, and Hazel Bumgardner.
Mr. Bumgardner was a candidate
for the nomination last spring
and failed of nomination by only
some 200 votes.
There was no guarantee, of
course, that Number 4 and '5
townships would get the nod.
Other county citizens were also
being mentioned for the <Rost, a
mong them Grady Burris, Moores.
boro cotton ginner and farmer,
and Senator Lee B. Weathers,
Shelby Star publisher, who is not
running lor re election as state
Under present law, Clerk of
Court E. A. Houser is empowered
to make interim appointment in
event of death or resignation of
members. He has indicated that
he will name the executive com- !
mittee's nominee for the unex- j
pired portion of Mr. McKinney's
term. Chairman Horn told the
Mr. McKinney died suddenly
at 5:30 Monday afternoon at Roy
ster Memorial clinic at Boiling ;
Springs. Death was the result. of
a heart attack He had enered the |
clinic for treatment of a severe j
cold. Funeral rites were conduc- i
ed Wednesday afternoon at Trin
ity Baptist church.
A total of $150.72 in revenue
was collected from the city's
downtown parking meters
Wednesday according to a re
port by City Clerk S. A. Crouse.
GHAOE "V As i OH Hev. T. W.
Hager is the new pastor ot Grace
Methodist church. A minister for
the past 33 years, Mr. Hager be
gan his work here on October 8.
Hager Pastor
For 33 Years
Rev. T. VV. Hager, now pastor ot
Grace Methodist church, is a vet
eran of 33 years in- the Metho
dist ministry.
Mr. Ilager, who succeeded Rev.
G. W. Fink as pastor of the local
church, came to Kings Mountain
following a fou* year pastorate
at Caraway Memorial church ir.
He is a native ot Lincoln coun- i
ty, and Mrs. Hager is the former
Miss Essie Edwards, also of Lin
coln county.
The Hagers have five children,
all married. They are Mrs. Cros
by Morrow, of Mooresville, Webb
HageV, of Albemarle, Rev. Parker
Hager, of East Bend, Clarence Ha
ger, of Salisbury, and Mrs. Theo
Crouch, of Winston-Salem.
Mr. and Mrs. Hager occupy the!
church parsonage on Church j
street, which has recently been|
Floral Fail Set For October 27;
Rules And Prize List Announced
A long prize list for various di
visions of competition for the
.forthcoming Floral Fair of th$
Kings Mountain Woman's Glub
was announced this week, along
1. All entries must be made
between 8:00 cmd 10:00 on the
morning of the Floral Fair.
2. Exhibits must be in place
by 10:30 A. M. No entries may
be removed be fate 8:00 P. M.
3. Specimen flowers should
be exhibited In milk or Coca
cola bottles.
4. All flowers in horticultur
al division must be grown by
exhibitors. In this division, ar
rangement does not count but
quality and condition of flow*
en. number of varieties, etc..
are to oe standard for Judging.
5. All exhibits, with the ex
ception of potted plants, shall
become the property of the
Club and shall be for sale.
with entry rules for the compet
Date for the event has been def
initely set for Friday, October
27th, and officials are anticipa
ting a record-breaking fair.
The prize list follows:
Fancy Aprons ?
1st ? Handbag ? Myers' Dress
2nd ? Box of Candy ? Kings
Mountain Drug Company.
Fancy Utility Apron ?
1st ? 24 lbs. flour ? Peterson
2nd--l lb. Cha9e & Sanborn
coffee ? Pauline Store.
Utlrtty Apron ?
1st? Electric clock ? City Auto
and Home Supply.
2nd ? Two garments cleaned ?
Saunders Dry Cleaners.
Miscellaneous Fancy work ?
Shampoo and Se< ? Blllle Gene
Beauty Shoppo.
Article made by child under 12
1st One box Hershey bars ?
4derholdt Grocvry.
2nd ? Two tickets to lmiH>rial
Pound Cake ?
1st ? Miro electric percolator ?
Margrace Store.
2nd ? $4 dry cleaning ? McCurdy
Angel Food Cake ?
1st? Table cloth set ? Neisler
2nd ? 3 lbs. C'risco ? B & B Food
Cocoanut Cake ?
1st ? 500 lbs. coal ? ? Weir's Coal
?nd ? $2.50 ? Park Yrrn Mills.
Chocolate Catye ?
1st? Evening in Paris Cosmeic
set ? Griffin Drug Co.
2nd ? $2.50 ? Kerns Brothers.
Devil's Food Cake ?
1st ? Record album (y o u t
choice) ? Bllle's Record Shop.
2nd ? One quart paint ? Mar
Miscellaneous Cake ?
1st? Picture ? Cooper's, Inc. .
?2nd ? 10 lbs. Red Band flour ?
McCarter Grocery.
Cup Cakes ? 2 garments clean
ed ? Bill Baker's Pick-up.
Cake made by child under 12 ?
1st ? $2.00 ? Superior Stone Co.
2nd? $1.00 Superior Stone Co.
Cookies made by child under
1st ? $2.00 ? King's Garage
2nd? $1.00 Central Barber Shop.
Lemon Pie ?
1st ? Mais Oui Cosmetic set ?
Griffin Drug Co.
2nd ? Can of waxi? . McGinnis
Furniture Co.
Cocoanut Pie ?
1st ? $2.50 ? Kerns Brothers.
2nd ? Lubricating Job ? Pure
Oil Station.
Butterscotch Pie ?
j 1st ? 1 gallon Prestone ? Plonk
Motor Co. ? ?,
2nd ? 5 lbs. sugar ? Stowe's
Chocolate Pie ?
1st? ^Sole and heel ladies' shoes
(Cont'd on pag? eight)
Central P-TA
Will Conduct i
Clothing Drive
Thjv Central Elementary Par
ent - Teacher association will col
lect used children's clothing for
?distribution to needy children be
ginning at noon next Wednesday
afternoon, according to action of
! the group at a meeting this week.
Mrs. tlporge Houser is ' chair
mart" of the prppect and announc
ed that the used clothing collec
ted will be distributed to needy
children in all schools of the ctiy.
v it izens of the community are
being, asked to place bundle.-} of
used clothing on. their porches by
noop next Wednesday. PTft
members will pick them up.
[ 'The clothes should be usable,"
Mrs. Houser pointed out. "and
cleaned." .She also asked that
sl/zes bo pinned on shoes and
garments if possible.
"The P-TA feels that many us
able clothes are available in
Kings Mountain homes which
children have outgrown or other
wise can no longer use themsel
ves," Mrs. Houser said. "Op the
other hand, teachers report that
many children in the city schools
are ii clothed. We want to put
these usable, but unused, old
clothes to work."
She said the clothes collected
will be distributed to needy chil
dren by the teachers in all the
ciiy schools, including Davidson
If bundles placed on individual
porches are accidentally missed
next Wednesday, Mrs. Houser
asks that the citizens call Mrs.
Houser at .l08 J or Mrs. Hunter
Neisler at 5 19- J.
Induction Call
For Nine Nov. 1
The Cleveland county selective
.service board has been ordered
to furnish nine men for induction
into the army on November 1.
Mrs. Clara Newman, board
clerk, said seven of the men
would be called from the group
of 77 which were found physical
ly fit October 6th, since the
board's pool of men available for
induction is only two ? other
than the October 6th group.
Mrs. Newman also reported that
only three Cleveland county pro
fessional men registered Monday
under the so-called doctor draft.
They included Dr. P. E. Hendricks,
of Kings Mountain, and Dr. Paul
Nolan,, of Lawndale, both medi
cal doctors, and Dr. G. C. Sloan,
Shelby dentist.
The group came close to being
four. However, after visiting the
board office to register, Dr. D. F.
Hord, Kings Mountain dentist,
found that he was not required to
register, having previously serv
ed a sufficient amount of time in
the army.
Under registration require
ments, professional men educat
ed under the services specialized
training programs who did not
serve on active duty for 21 mon
ths were required io register for
possible call to service.
Mrs. Newman said the Cleve
land board has not yet received
a pre-induction call for Novem
On Wednesday, two Kings
Mountain area men were among
the group of 13 Sent to Charlotte
for induction Into the army. They
were Jesse James .Rhodes and
Ralph Jennings Smith.
Board Seeks Six
Local Area Men V
The Cleveland county selective
service board Is still seeking to
locate six Kings Mountain area
Those sought by the board In
clude Jacob Bradley, Lee J.
Owens, Edward Junior Martin,
Willam Henry Howze, Willie
James Archie, and Wiley Richard
Persons having information on
the location of any of these men
are asked to notify the board at
Kings Mountain citizens gave
73 pints of blood at the Tues
day visit of the Red Cross
Bloodmobile at Margrace club
house. Quota for the visit had
number at visits of the blood?
Give Your Out-grown Children's Clothes In P-TA Collection Next Wednesday
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