City Limits 7.193
(Final Unofficial Census 1950)
Immediate Trading Area 15,000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL. 61 NO. 43
KingsJMoantais. N. C.. Friday. October 27. 1950
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Local News ;
\ BUILDING PERMITS
Building permits were Issed
at City Hall this week to Dr.
Phillip Padgett, for construc
tion of a seven -room brick cli
nic on West King street, $15,.
000, and to Walter O. Huffstick
ler, for construction of a four
room dwelling on Monte Vista
A Club Night party has been
scheduled for the Kings Moun
tain Country Club Saturday
night. Dinner will be served at
7:30, with dancing and bridge
to follow. Club members are
asked to make dinner reserva
tions as quickly as possible.
A. H. Patterson, secretary
treasurer, and B. D. Katterree,
director, attended the district
. meeting of the North Carolina
Building & Loan League held
at Hickory Monday.
A total of $155.88 In revenue
was collected from the city's
parking meters Wednesday ac
cording to a report by City
Clerk S. A. Crouse.
First-Lt. Fred E. Finger will
report for active duty with the
army at Fort Jackson, Colum
bia, S. C., Saturday.
A crowd estimated at 500 per
sons was at the high school au
ditorium Tuesday night for the
second, public concert of the
Kings Mountain Choral society.
The audience applauded en
thusiastically the renditions of
the group, which included speci
al arrangements of classical,
spiritual and popular music.
The choral group was directed
by Franklin Pethel, with Mrs. Au
brey Mauney, accompanist.
Also sharing the program was
the Girl Scout Chorallers, who
sang a group of four numbers un
der the direction of Mr. Pethel,
with Miss Shirley Houser, as ac
Following the second group of
songs by the chorus, B. S. Peeler,
Jr., society president, made a
brief talk outlining the purposes
of the organization, and free wilL
offering was taken.
included: Baldwin grand piano.
Case Brothers Piano Company, of
Charlotte, flowers, Allen's Flower
Shop, programs, Elmer Lumber
Compatiy, The program also ac
knowledged generous donations
in support of the society by Da
vid Mauney, Harris Funeral
Home, Victory Chevrolet company
and an anonymous donor. .... j
Immediately following the per- '
formance, Mr. Peeler entertained
the choruj and their friends at
the Country Club.
The Club was decorated in the
Hallowe'en motif, using Jack-o
] an terns as lamp shades, and
each guest was given a Hallowe
en favor. After a period of fel
lowship, refreshments, consisting
of punch, ' cheese straws, cake,
sandwiches, nuts, and mints were
served to those present.
Miss Allen Resigns
Position At Belk's
Miss Irene Allen, for many
years bookkeeper at Belk's De
partment Store, has resig?ied that
position to' accept the position of
head bookkeeper at Sims Memo
rial hospital, Lancaster, S. C.
Miss Allen completed her work
at Belk's Saturday and has been
replacad by Miss Joan Bridges.
It was also announced that
Mrs. John Lewis has been employ
?d as saleswoman, replacing Miss
Ruby Burrage, who is on leave of
absence due to the illness of her
Slater Finn Buys
Betty Yam MUI
FtUcMl of tho Betty Tctrn
*1111 property here by Slater
Realty Company, of Vattereon,
W. Jr W? completed WPW/lbfll
a?*?ltmd county cotutheoM
Whiie the dood was made to
tbo realty company. Slater
B rot hot* operate ? manufac
turing enterprise which recent -
1> p..rrhn<M the Double Shoals !
milL and which they will tab*
om on Docombor 1st.
llth Tarn Mill was original
ky built for the manufacture of
yarr by D. C. Mauney and Hay
wood C. Lfwlk They nH It to
Troy Whitehead, of CharMtahrV
who sold the pioptety te thr
, Slate* ttrat.
Annual Floral Fair
To Be Held Friday
; ? r ?
To Set Records
Details for the 1950 Woman's
Club Floral Fair have been vir
tually completed and officials
said yesterday they anticipated
a record-breaking etrem in 'all de
They expect not only a record
breaking attendance, but a rec
ord-breaking competition for the
more than '.00 -prizes offered for
best exhibitions of flowers and
best entries of culinary art.
As is customary, dinner will be
served at the Woman's Club both
at mid-day and in' the evening.
The dining room will open for the
mid-day meal' at 11:30 and will
be open until 2 p. m. It will open
for the evening meal at 5 o'clock,
closing at 7:30. The earlier open
ing hour In the evening is de
signed to accommodate persons
who wish to attend the Mt. Holly -
Kings Mountain football game. A
turkey dinner will be served for
$1.25, a chicken salad plate for
75 cents, and a children's plate
for 50 cents. In addition, a la
carte orders of cakes and pastries
will be available.
Out-of-town judges will begin
their tasks of determining prize
winners at 10 o'clock, the dead
line for entries in the various
competitive divisions. :
Mrs. E. W. Griffin, chairman of
the event, said yesterday that the
current fair should be one of the
best ever held. "The. committees
have been working diligently
and most cooperatively, and we
feel everything is in readiness for
The Woman's Club building has
been recently redecorated.
R. Grady Burrus, Mooresboro
farmer and business man," was
nominated for county commis
sioner by the County Democra
tic Executive committee in spec
ial session Monday night and
will replace the late Henry W.
McKinney as a commissioner
candidate in the November 7th
Mr. Burrus won the nomination
over Hazel Bumgardner, of Kings
In turn, Mr. Burrus was ap
pointed a county commissioner
to serve the remaining portion of
the term of the late Mr. McKln
ney, by E. A. Houser, clerk of
court ? .'. ? v. ^
Mr. Burrus' name was placed
In nomination by R. A. Lovelace,
and Mr. Bumgardner's name wag
placed in nomination by Ollie
Harris, chairman of East Kings
Mountain precinct. The vote was
16 votes to seven, and following
the announcement of the total,
Mr. Harris moved that the nomi
nation of Mr. Burrus.be made u
x Mr. Harris also pointed out to
the committee that residents of
the eastern portion of the county
in Number 4 and Number 5 town
ships felt they deserved repre
sentation on the county board of
commissioners and urged support
by the executive committee , of
the movement to expand the
membership of the board to five
CpJ. Bob Cox, son of Mr and
Mrs. B. F. Cox, has arrived in
California and is expected home
on furlough within the next
few days, members of his fam
ily Mid yesterday. Cpl. Cox
has been overseas in the Pa
cific area for the past year.
Annual Book Fund
The annual book fund finan
cial campaign for Jacob S.
Mauney Memorial library was
underway this week, with sev
eral committees already at
work in an effort to obtain a
minimum of S2.000 for the pur- '
chase of additional books for
The following solicitation
committees are at work: busi
ness section. H. E. Lynch and
Dan Huffstetler; outlying areas
west of railroad, L. L. Benson
and George Houser; industrial.
J. H. Thomson and George Hou
No reports on the campaign
progress have yet been receiv
A group of Kings Mountain cit
izens reorganized the Kings
Mountain Little Theatre last
week and scheduled its first pro
duction for the first week in De
cember when it will present "You
Can't Take It with You."
Mooting on Thursday night,
October 19th at the Woman's
Club, the group elected I. B. Go
forth, Jr., president, Mrs. M. E. :
Stanton, secretary, and Miss Kit
ty Lou Sutton, treasurer. Direc
tors elected included Mrs. Philip
Baker, who presided over the or
ganization meeting, Mrs. Aubrey
Mauney, Mrs, Moffett Ware, M.
E. Stanton and B. S. Peeler, Jr.
It was announced that Mrs,
Ware will direct the production
scheduled for December.
Regular meetings of the mem
bers of the Little Theatre shall be
held on the first Tuesday of ev
ery month, with the <a?y?tion of
the next meeting, which will be
held Monday, October 30, at 7:30
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M.
E. Stanton, 506 Crescent Hill
Anyone interested in becoming
an active member of the Kings
Mountain Little Theatre is re
quested to contact Mrs. Stanton or
Mrs. Aubrey Mauney.
Funeral services for George O.
Martin, 35, resident of the Lake
Montonia section were held at
Oak View Baptist church Tuesday
afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Rev C. E. Oxford, pastor, Rev.
B. P. Austin, pastor of Second
Baptist church, and Rev. E. O.
Gore, of Lenoir, former pastor, of
ficiated and burial was in Moun
tain Rest cemetery.
Coroner W. G. McLean, of Gas
ton county, said that Martin died
early Sunday morning. He had
fired a .38 German luger pistol,
wtth the bullet entering his right
temple after walking about a
quarter of a mile away from his
home to the top of a hill, he said.
Relatives said they heard the
shot it 7 a. m. Sunday and upon
investigation found Martin's
body in Gaston county, about 200
yards east of the Cleveland coun
ty line, according to Mr. McLean^
A veteran of World War II,
Martin had been 111 and depress
ed, relatives said. He served in
the European theatre with the
116th Regiment, 29th Division.
He was the son of Mrs. Texie
Roberts Martin and the late Am
brose C. Martin of Kings Moun
tain. Surviving are his mother
and five brothers, Morris, Am
wo?e J. D., end Thomas Martin
? Mountain. and Donald
Martin, U. S. Army, Germany.
School Carnivals Will Feature
Annual Hallowe'en Observance
School? of <he city will be the
wnWt of 1950 Hallowe'en activ
ity here, with each school having
scheduled carnival activities for
Central, East and West school
parties set underway at 6 o'clock
and aw sch duled to continue
until 9 **, m., while the Park
Grace school Hallowe'en carnval
is scheduled to get underway at
Parapt - Teacher organizations
are promoting the events and are
urging the attendance of parents
as well as children.
While all of the Hallowe'en
parties are similar thereare some
differences in detail.
Central Eletrmtary P-TA offi
cials announced that a conces
sion stand wil be operated, where
carnival > goers can buy hot
dogs, hamburger*, cokl drinks
and cookies. Admission will be
five cents for children, ten cent*
for edults. In addition to other ac
tivities, the Central event will in
clude a free movie.
At East school, door admission
Is five cents. Supper win be a
vailable for those who wish it,
according to the announcement,
and a full schedule of events has
been' planned. * t.
West school, too, will have
plenty of edibles for hungry
carnival -goers, and this program
will be featured by a cake auc
tion and cake walk, as well as by
movies, cowboy shows, and. other
Park Grace officials also an
uounced a varied program of en
tertainment for the annual Hal-,
To Stop Russia
Arch F. Coleman, a former
counter-espionage agent of the
United States government, told
members, of the Kings Mountain
Lions club at their meeting Tues
day night he felt the current for
eign policy of the United States
would effectively thwart Russia's
Mr. Coleman, wha now lives
at Southern Pines and is a public
relations counselor, entitled his
address "Russia's Foreign Policy"
and, reviewing it ifc the light of
history, said it had not changed
for 200 years, since the death of
Peter the Great.
The late Czar, Mr. Coleman
said, reputedly left a will out
lining a long -term policy for Rus
sia to expand. It called for con
stant pressure to infiltrate and
take over nearby nation^, stop
ping short only to prevent war.
Mr. Coleman said the will had
never been found but that Rus
sia's policy has followed this pat
tern for ydars. He pointed but
that Russia has been contained
several times in recent history,
once when the British said "no"
to Russian designs on Afghanis
tan in 1870, and again in 1904
when the Japanese said "no" to
Russian efforts to obtain Port
Arthur, and Darien.
"The' same pattern has been
constantly followed," he pointed
out, "and how well it has -suc
ceeded can be noted by the great
growth in Russian territory."
Mr. Coleman, who was station
ed in Turkey during World War
II, gave some interesting person
al experiences in his counter-es
pionage work, one the working
out of a contract with a member
of the Hungarian general staff,
another a conference with a Ger
man colonel. Both, at different
times, had propositions for Unit
ed States consideration. The Hun
garian wanted theU. S. to invade
Hungary with 20,000 paratroops.
In turn, he promised that Hun
gary would join the U. S., pro
vided that their troops would be
free to light Russia on the East.
The German was involved in a
potential plot to kill Hitler. After
the scheduled assinatkm be pro
mised only token resistance to
an Anglo-American Invasion of
France, again with the provision
that German divisions be freed t?
fight the Russians on the Eastern ?
"Since Russia was our ally, the j
proposals came to nothing," Mr.
Coleman reminded. "But it seems
the Europeans knew the Russians
much better than we did."
Mr. Coleman said he felt this
nation is following the right pol
icy in stopping Russian aggres
sion, as in Korea.
"The Russian feeling that she J
can whittle us down by these out- 1
breaks is in error," he declared,]
expressing the opinion that Rus- 1
sia has reached her military
He spoke on a program arrang
ed by Dr. Nathan H-. Reed.
For Mis. Ware
Funeral rites for Mrs. Margaret
Mauney Ware, 73, wife of a form
er Kings Mountain postmaster,
were held Monday afternoon from
Hovls Chapel at Charlotte, with
burial following here.
Mrs. Ware, who resided in the
Newell community pear Char
lotte, died Saturday afternoon at
5 o'clock in a Charlotte hospital.
She had been ill for the past sev
Born hi Cleveland county, she
was the daughter of the late Aa
ron and Mary Jane Mauney. She
?was a member Of the Second
church branch of the Covenant
Presbyterian church. The pastor,
Dr. Warner Hall, conducted the
final rites. j
Surviving are her husband, Ed
win L. Ware; a son, Frederick A.
Ware of Augusta, Ga.; a daugh
ter, Mrs. John H. McLaughlin of
Mecklenburg county; three sis
ters, Mrs. James Borders of Char
lotte, Mrs. Mary M. Rlppy of Shel
by, and Mrs. M. L. McBroome of
Miami; two brothers, John L.
Mauney of Atlanta and J. B.
Mauney of of Miami, and two
Pallbearers were M. R. Ware
of Kannapolls, Guy Ware of
Kings Mountain, Aaron Roberts
of Fletcher, John, Ralph and Bai
ley Mauney of Shelby.
Saturday U Final
Day To Register
Sat 'day will be the last dor
to register for thi If Minbtr 7th
Books will be open at the
respective polling plan* It am
I a. u. to 6 p. m. Saturday. Ko
?ember 4th im born set aside
as challenge day.
Only a tow people hm rag
- ? -* ? is the .books first
Board Confers With State Health
Engineers On Sewerage Plant Needs
WOODMEN GIVE FLAG TO BROWNIE TROOP ? Shown above are members of Brownie Scout Troop
24, receiving tbr United States flag presented recently by Camp 15, Woodmen of the World, to the troop.
The group includes, left to right, Sara Cox, Martha Lou Ware, Brenda Thornburg, Rose Malcolm, Lin
da White, A1 Dunn, who presented the flag. Martha Matthews, Jane Gosey, Betty Sue Kirby and Jackie
Merrill. Miss Naomi Edens is behind the Brownies at left, while Mrs, Jim White is behind the group at
Kings Mountain Camp Number i
Fifteen Woodmen of the World
presented an American flag to I
Brownie Scout Troop No. 24 in an \
appropriate ceremony held at the I
First Baptist church on Tuesday
night, October 17, at 7 :30. ' ?w ? I
The Girl Scout colors of green
and yellow were .-?flectively used
in the floral decorations. The
Girl Scout Troop 19 flag was dis
played. A small table, covered in
white, completed the setting for
the impressive ceremony
Guests included representatives
of the Kings Mountain Camp
Number Fifteen Woodmen of the
World, Girl Scout Troop 19, par
ents and friends of the Scouts and !
A Brownie song was sung, fol
lowed by the welcome and oth
er remarks by the Brownie Troop j
Leader, Miss Naomi Edens. A
film, "The History of the Flag,"
After the Brownies were in troop
formation, Mr. A1 Dunn presented
the American Flag. Brownie Mar
tha Matthews accepted it in be
half of the Troop. A full color
ceremony, followed. The . Ameri
can Flag was th*n displayed with
the Girl Scout flag.
The occasion was also marked
with a "Fly-Up" ceremony for
Brownies Phyllis Dean, Guy Anne
Henderson, and Becky Thomburg,
of Troop 14, and Martha Mat
thews, of Troop 24. They were re
ceived Into Girl Sctout Troop 19
by the Leader, Mrs. W. F. Hou&er,
as both troops stood in formation.
The Girl Scout Hymn concluded
Orange punch and cookies were
served during the social hour
Family Night Plan
Keeter's Department Store an
nounced this week that it will ob
serve later hours on Friday even,
ings, beglntng November 3rd, to
better accommodate the shopping
Beginning November 3rd, the
(firm will be open until 9 p. m.
each Friday night.
"In adopting the Family Night
policy," J. Byron Keeter said,
"we are merely providing longer
?hopping hours one night per
week to aid busy people to shop,
and, at the same time, recogniz
ing a recent trend in merchand
ising now being observed In near
by cities. We feel the new Friday
schedule will be a benefit to the
people of the Kings Mountain
Rev. Glenn Easom
New Pastor Here
Rev. Glenn G. Easom has as
sumed duties as pastor of. the
Ohu rch of God.
Rev. Easom replaces Rev.
Frank Petrucelil who has moved
Hillsboro, N. C.,'to the
charge formerly held by the new
/ I lev. Easom bt married and has
hree children. They have moved
into the church parsonage on
40 to Be Examined
On November 13th
Forty Cleveland county men
will be ordered to Charlotte for
pre-induction physical exami
nations on November 13th. ac
cording to announcement by
Mrs. Clara Newman, clerk to
the county selective service
Thus far it is the only pre
induction call received for No
vember, and Mrs. Newman said
the group would include prin
cipally 21-year-old registrants,
Nine men have been order
ed to report next Wednesday
for induction into the army.
All Star, "B" Teams
Play On November 3
Second game or a i wo- game se
ries between the Kingj* Moun
tain high school "B" team and
the grammar grade All Stars is
scheduled for City Stadium next
r'riday night, November 3rd. The
two teams were to meet in the
first game last night (Thursday.)
-A game scheduled for October
19 at City Stadium between the
Central "Bees" and the Ruther
fordton Spindale "B" team was
postponed because of rain until
Monday night but postponement
of the varsity garhe at Newton
Friday forced indefinite post
ponement Monday. The two
teams are to tangle at Ruther
fordton on November 13th.
Walter Harmon, David Neill
and BUI (Sap) Harmon are coa
ches of the AH Stars and Jack
Sink, of the Mountaineer staff, is
coach of the Central "B" club.
Majority of the players on the
"B" tea?n are graduates of the
grammar program, whloh was
started last year by the Moun
taineer Club, Inc,, a sports boost
Girl Scout Week
To Start Sunday j
Sunday, October 29. will open!
the seven day celebration of'Girl
Scout Week. This annual event,
which continues through Satur
day, November 4, will be observ
ed by Girl Scouts everywhere In
the country. It la a nationwide
occasion for the whole Girl Scout
family, one' and a half million
strong, to honor the memory of
the founder of Girl Scouting. Ju
liette. Gordon Low, and to tell the
world what Girl Scouting is all
In Kings Mountain, Sunday
will be Girl Scout Sunday, and
troops will attend their respec
tive churches in a body. . Next
Week, special Girl Scout programs
will be given at the various troop
meetings and window displays
are being arranged in downtown
Girl Scout Week Ls always cel-1
ebrated during the Week which
includes Oct. 31, the anniversary
of Mrs. Low's birth. The Seven
Service Days of .Girl Scout Week
highlighting the basic Interests
and activities of the Girl Scouts
are: Sunday, Go To. Church Day;
Monday, Homertvaklng Day;
Tuesday, Citizenship Day; Wed
nesday, Health and /Safety Day;
Thursday, International Friend
ship Day; Friday, Arts and Crafts
Day; Saturday, Out-of-Doors Day.
During October 16 program
workshops for leaders ami com
mittee members have been held
here and plans are already.form
uiated for <he November work
Lt. W. O. Ruddock, army air
forces, is being transferred
from his present station at Mc
Dill Field, Tampa, Fla., to Fair
field Army Air Base, Fairfield,
Calif., according to Information
learned here this week.
Mountaineers To Meet Mt. Holly
Friday In final 1950 Home Game
Final home game of the 1950
season for the Kings Mountain
high school Mountaineers Is
scheduled for City Stadium Fri
day night against Mt. Holiy
high's Hawks. Kickoff time Is
7:30 p.m. '!
Kings Mountain will enter the
game in the favorite's role but
most likely without the services
of two top linemen.
Tackle Gerald Valentine suf
fered a painful knee Injury in
the 27-0 loss to Newton -Conover
at Newton Monday night and
Guard Robert (Dougal) Davis,
who also handles the kickoffs
and extra point kicks, still has
not recovered from an attack of
flu he suffered last week.
Davis missed the .entire game
Monday but was on the bench.
He had to leave school Tuesday
when his condition became
Valentine could hardly walk on
Senior Jack Crouch W.il proba
bly replace Valentine at tackle
and Gene Welch, on offense, and
Guy Fisher, on defense, will pro
bably get the nod to replace Da
I Six seniors, including three let
termen, will be playing their last
home g#me for Kings Mountain.
The l??t-year men are Block
ing Back Jim Cobb, Wingback
Billy Shytle, Tackle Jack Crouch,
Fullback WaHer Griffin, End Ray
mond Goforth and Knd Steve
Coach Shu Carlton called the
Tuesday squad practice "the best
drHl we've had in three or four
weeks." The team was really in
high spirits, he said.
The Mountaineers will face an
opponent Friday that doesn't op
erate from a Tformation. Mt.
Holly has been operating from
the single wing and A-forma
tlon. Kings Mountain's last four
opponents have operated from
Max Be?m is coaeh of the
. The Mountaineers will be seek
ing their third Western (AA)
Conference victory, and fifth of
the season^ against the Hawks.
Kings Mountain defeated' Mt.
Holly last year 6 to 0 in a game
played in rain and mud at Mt.
Holly. Newtbn -Conover dumped
Mf. Hoily this year 29 to 7.
The Kings Mountain school
band will perform at halftime.
Members of the city board of
commissio.ner.-i and city officials
\vort> conferring 'Thursday with
engineer.-? of the State department
of Public Health concerning the
city's sewer problems.
.On Thursday morning,- several
city board members accompanied
the engineers on a tour of the
present sewerage disposal plants^
and the board was meeting with
the engineers again on Thursday
Here from the state department
Were W. J. Stevenson and W. S.
McKimmon, of Raleigh, and F.
R. Blaisdell, of Asheville.
Mr. Blaisdell told the Herald
prior to the meeting with the
board that their tour of the facili
ties indicated three of. the city's
five disposal tanks are badly ov
cr-loaded, ineluding the McGlll."
Ware and Mauney tanks.
Informed that the city has not
allowed connection of new sewer
outlets in the McGill tank area
for some time, Mr. Blaisdell said
it is a possibility that the over
loaded condition of the Ware and
Mauney ianks might soon pre
vent more connccrions in those
He indicated the health de
partment group would talk with
the city board about the possi
bility for consolation of the sew
erage disposal system through
the construction of. one large
plant, together with adequate
pumping stations, with the plant
designed to handle from 1,500,000
to 2,000,000 gallons of sewerage
The state officials came to
Kings Mountain at the request of
Mayor J. E. Herndon and the city
commissioners, in an effort by
the board to appraise the imme
diate and future sewerage needs
r>f the city.
Central Parent Teacher associ
ation officials reported "very ex
cellent" response to the clothing
collection conducted Wednesday
afternoon for the benefit of
needy school children.
Estimates on the total amount
of clothing- collected were not a
vailable, but one spokesman said
the pick-up exceeded all expec
tations of the group.
"People of the community re
sponded most liberally,". Mrs.
Humes Houston, president of the
organization said. "The clothes
given were, in many instances,
almost new, they had been clean
ed and will meet a real need."
Clothing collected included
shoes, winter coats, suits, cotton
dresses, and other articles of ap
parel for virtually all school ages.
After completing the work o t
assorting and sizing the clothes
will be distributed by school tea
chers to needy children in all of
the city schools.
"On behalf of the Central Ele
mentary P-TA, 1 wish to express
the full appreciation of the or
ganization to each person w"ho
helped make the collection suc
cessful," Mrs. Houston said.
Mrs. George Houser served
chairman of the collection.
Members of the Baptist Train
ing union of the First Baptist
chiifch are requested to be pres
ent at five o'clock on Sunday af
ternoon for instruction on the ruU
e9 of their offices. Conferences
1 will be held from 5:00-5:45 p. m.,
followed by a fellowship hour
and light refreshments. The fol
lowing groups will convene:
Program committee: W. B. Lo
Membership committee: Jimmy
Social committee: Lula Mae
Bible Readers' committee: Mrs.
Yates Harbison, leader.
Secretaries: Mrs. W. B. Logan,
Missionary committee: Mrs. L.
! L. Benson, leader.
Leaders and Sponsors: Rev. T..
rL. Cashwell, leader.