North Carolina Newspapers

    'Population
City Limits 7.193
(Final Unofficial Census 1950)
Immediate Trading Area 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL.61 NO. 45
Sixty-First Year
Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday. November 17, 1950
Established 1889
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
Christmas Opening
Plans Announced
Local News
Bulletins
NEW MANAGER HERE
Marvin Patterson, of Gaston
i-a began duties last week as
manager of Kings Mountain
Motor Sales according to an
nouncement by F. M. Francum,
of Gastonia, owner. Mr. Patter
won was transferred from the
Gastonia firm also owncl by
Mr. J?;ancum.
LEGION SUPPER
A boneless perch fish supper
will be served members of Otis
D. Green Post 155, the Ameri
can Legion, on Saturday night
from 6:30 to 9 p. m. at the Le
gion Building on East Gold
street according to announce
ment by James Bennett, adju
tant, :
ELECTED TO OFFICE
Miss Kathleen Dettmar, dau
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Dett
mar, of Kings Mountain, Ima
Deen elected secretary - treas
urer of the ^tudent body of.
Ringling Art school at Sarsata,
Fla., according to information
received here. Miss Dettmar
been a student at the school for
t he past three years.
JAYCEE MEETING
Regular meeting of the Kings
Mountain Junior Chamber of
Commerce will he held at the
Woman|s Club Tuesday night
at 7 o'clock. The meeting has
been scheduted as a "Get-It
Off-YouT-Chest" session, ac
cording to W. Faison Barnes,
president. Members will be
asked to make suggestions for
club projects and activities.
PARKING MONEY
A total of $150.96 in revenue
was collected from the city's
parking meters for the week
which ended at noon Wednes
day according to a report by
City Clerk S. A. Crouse.
AT GRAYSON'S
Mrs. Fred Dixon and Mrs.
Haiellne Black, of Cherryville,
have Joined the sales staff of
Grayson's Jewelry, it was an
nounced this week. Both will
be with the firm through the
Christmas shopping season.
ARP BREAKFAST
Annual Thanksgiving Day
services will be held at Boyce
Memorial ARP church at 7:30
on Thanksgiving morning in the
church auditorium. Following
the services, the annual
Thanksgiving breakfast will be
served in the educational build
Ins <*t 8 o'clock.
'Hopping
Jaycees Schedule
Paper Pick-Up
The Kings Mountain Junior
Chamber of Commerce will con
duct 1*8 next waste paper pick
up on December 3rd, according to
action this week by the organi
zation's board of directors.
The directors also set Tuesday,
December 19th, .for a Bosses'
Night banquet, and discussed
plans for presentation of the Sec
ortd Annual Jaycee Minstrel.
The Minstrel has been tenta
tively scheduled for the month of
February.
At the recent paper pick-up by
the organization, the Jaycees col
lected some 15,000 pounds of
waste paper. Proceeds from sale
of the waste paper are used by
the Jaycees for worthy projects.
The Bosses' Night banquet will
be the first for the Kings Moun
tain organization, though it, is an
annual event for many Jaycee
organizations m other cities. At
this meeting, Jaycee members
will invite their employers as
guests. ? '
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November 30th j
Parade Plans -M
Near Completion
Pl^ns for the city's annual
Christmas opening celebration,
scheduled for the afternoon of
November 30th, were reported
virtually complete this week by
W. Faison Barnes, secretary of
the Kings Mountain Merchants
Association.
Principal feature of the event
will bo a paradethrough the city
streets, with old Santa Clus him
self the star attraction, and In
cluding five floats, at least four
school bands, units of Boy Scouts,
Girl Scouts and the National
Guard. Also to participate again
this year will be the Jack and|
Jill Kindergarten class, a most
popular entry last year.
The five floats to be entered
in the parade will include entri
es toy Burlington Mills, Queen
City Coach Company, a religious
theme float by a group of Kings
Mountain churches, one 'by Brid
ges & Hamrick, and a Santa Claus
float .
The line of inarch will be an
nounced hext week.
Mr. Barnes said that the Mer
chants Association has invested
some $400 for additional street
decorations this year. The new
Christmas - season decorations
are permanent ? type plastic
street light designs, which in
clude Old English lanterns, San
ta Claus faces, stars and bells.
He said thedecorations arethree
dimenslonal and are especially
effective.
The city electrical department
will hang the designs and install
Christmas street lights in time
for the annual opening parade.
They will 'be turned on for the
first time on the night of Novem
ber 30th. -
Bands which will participate in
the parade will be the high
school bands of Kings Mountain,
GaKonia, Lincolnton, Shelby and
possibly Cherryville.
Members of the Merchants As
sociation committee in charge of
arrangements for the parade are
Mafrlott Phifer, chairman, E. C.
McClain and T. W. Grayson.
The parade will begin at 5 p.
m. on the afternoon of Novem
ber 30th, and merchants plan to
observe longer hours on that day,
remaining open until 7:30 p. m.
"We expect this year's Christ
mas opening parade to toe about
the best ever," Mr, Barnes said.
Dr. Reed Returns
Frem Raleigh Meet
Dr. Nathan Reed of Kings
Mountain returned Wednesday
from Raleigh where he attended
the Second Annual N. C. State
College Occupational Vision Con
gTess, sponsored Jointly toy State
college and the N. C. Optometric
society.
The congress program centered
around improvement of vision
and toetter understanding of vis
ual handicaps in industry, edu
cation, and various occupations,
wKh emphasis on research pro
jects in these fields now under
way at State College. Some 150
delegates including industrial
personnel officials, members of
*he ophthanmric profession, edu
cators and psychologists attended
from all parts of the state.
Senator Hoey
Flays Fedeial
Encroachment
Senator Clyde R. Hoey, just re
elected to his second term as U.
S. Senator, spoke to Kings Moun
tain civic club members and tea
chers Thursday, November 9th,
and took the occasion to state his
opposition to public power.
Inferentially, therefore, the
Shelby senator and former gov
ernor, took issue with Governor
W. Kerr Scott, who. recently, has
been charging North Carolina's
power companies with being too
slow in expanding their facilities.
Senator Hoey denied that North
Carolina's power companies are
failing to serve the public ade
quately, declaring, "I am against
government functions where they
are unneeded and where private
enterprise can provide the facil
ities."
He cited the amount of taxes
paid by the power companies, in
support of government on all lev
els, and criticized policy of the
Interior Department in two North
Carolina instances. He said that,
during his term as governor, A
iuminum Company of America j
wanted to touild what is now the
government- built Fontana Dam
and with plans to builjl a forty -
milliorv dollar aluminum plant
near the dam. The government
prevented the project on the
grounds that the stream was
"navigable."
He also pointed to government'
efforts to prevent the building of
the Buggs Island dam by the In
terior Department. This company
is ready to build the dam, he said
but the government says, in ef
fect, "No. you can't build it; we
want to build it ourselves in five
years."
"When I oppose public power,"
Mr. Hoey said, "I am not favoring
'the interests,' but the people of
America." ,
Mr. Hoey said he is not pessi
mistic over the outlook for Amer
ica, in spite of the hugh national
debt and in spite of the warj
clouds. He also praised the action
of the United States in aiding '
other nations and in entering the
Korean fighting.
there were two choices for world
leadership. It was either the hu
manitarian United States, or to
talitarian Russia," he said.
"I do not think the United Na
tions has failed," he continued.
"It has done much good, and it
will do more good." I
Concluding on an optimistic
note,' he reminded tl\6 audience
of the familiar saying, "The !
darkest hour is just before dawn.
I have hope that the threat of
war will be removed."
Some 250 persons heard Mr.
Hoey. Kiwanls President Hugh
Ballard presided, and B. N. Bar
nes presented Mr. Hoey.
Girl Scoot Fund
Report Is Made
First reports on the Girl Scout
fund campaign in Kings Moun
tain, showed contributions of
$288.50, Chairman John L. McGill
reported Thursday.
Mr. McGill said the reports are
Incomplete, with several solicit
ing committees yet to complete!
their work.
Goal of the campaign is $1,100.
Chairman McGill urged all per
sons to give as liberally as possi
ble to the fund, which is used in
supporting the Girl Scout organi
zation and in the expansion of
its activities.
HwimI Sale Of Christmas Seals
Will Begin Monday; Goal 59,000
Annual sale of Christmas seals
and bonds for the benefit of the
Cleveland County Tuberculosis
association will begin in Kings
Mountain and throughoat the
county on Monday. '
Announcement of the start of
the annual campaign, with a
county quota of 99,000, was made
by J. G. Darracott, wf?o <js serving
chairman of the campaign in
the Rings Mountain area.
Of the total collected, 80 per
cent remains in Cleveland coun
ty for use in fighting tuberculo- j
sis. The remaining amount goes
to state association^ ?
Big portion of tha money Is
used for the operation of the;
county's mobile T-B X-Ray unit,
owned jointly by the county and i
the T-B Association. Cost of a I
years'? operation of the unit is a
bout 96,000.
The unit, presented by Kings
Mountain and Shelby laycees in
1948, makes free X-Rays of coun
ty citizens and the aim U to X
ray every citizen tn the county
over 13 years of age at least once
annually. -
During the first year of opera
?ion, 18,000 chest X-Rays were
made, resulting inttiedlscovcry
of 29 cases of tuberculosis, dis
covery of more than 100 lung
scars, Indicating the persons had
tuberculosis at one tima and
should be very careful in protect
ing themselves, and numerous
cases of enlarged hearts. One
man was found <o have a tumor
of the lung, which would . have
cost him hi? m'c. After medical
treatment, he is low getting a
long quite well.
Other functions of the associa
tion are educational programs in
the county's schools, industrial
firms, and for other groups.
The X-Rays unit Is operated by
Mrs. B. M iarrett, secretary of
the Tuberculosis association, and
by ? Mrs. J. L. Rayroer, registered
nurse with the county health de
partment ,
Indigent persons who cannot
pay for treatment are cared for
by the association.
"I feel that most Kings Moun
tain people are quite familiar
with the good work >eirig done
by theaasociatton in preventing
disease,". Mr. Darraoott said,
"and I am confident that Kings
Mountain, as usual, will do its
part to ami re the success of the
financial campaign." ?. ' ?
Group Demands
That Gamers
Provide Terminal
Bus operators, members of the
city board of comlssioners and in
terested citizens talked about a
Kings Mountain bus terminal for
two hours last Friday morning in
the presence of Utilities Com
missioner Edward H, McMahan.
At the end of the session, the
situation was about where it be
gan, with Kings Mountain citi
zens pressing the companies to
provide .terminal facilities, and
with the companies pledging ef
forts to investigate every possi
ble means of providing these fa
cilities.
There were not, however, any
concrete pledges that the opera
tors would produce a terminal
and |he city board of commis
sioners indicated informally that
it would file a formal petition be
fore the Utilities Commsission,
asking that body to order fur
nishing of a terminal he:e, if the
companies do not report progress
within 30 to 60 day.
In fact, City Commissioner Hal
Ward made a motion to file such
a petition within 30 days, if the
companies hadn't produced evi
dence of action, but the motion
was not acted upon when other
board members agreed to give
the companies a little more time.
Mayor J. E. Herndon later men
tioned "60 days" in referring to
the time the city would possibly
allow. . ... >.
The informal hearing, presid
ed over by Utilities Commissioner
McMahan, re-hashed previous
discussions between the city
board and the bus company oper
ators in reference to providing a
terminal for Kings Mountain.
City Attorney J. R. Davis out
lined the previous efforts of the
city to obtain action by the oper
ators, pointed to the inconvenien -
ces caused by lack of a terminal,
as well as the danger to passen
gers and pedestrians when buses
unload on heavily-traveled high
ways.
"We don't want anything par
ticularly elaborate, but we <Io
want a bus station," Mr. Davis
said. ' .
He also added that he knew
of other bus companies which
would be interested in building
a station if franchises for Inter
city operation could be obtained.
"However," he added, "the city
has no complaint with the oper
ation of Queen City Coach Com
pany or Atlantic Greyhound, ex
cept the lack of a terminal."
J. H. Quattlebaum, of Queen
City, did most of the talking for
the bus operators. He declared,
"We have been trying unsuccess
fully to work out a solution to
this problem, but we have not
pigeon-holed the project."
He proceeded to paint a gloomy
picture of bus company opera
tions, stating that revenues have
been constantly dropping and
declaring that figures proved the
companies could not pay any
more for bus terminal operation
than 10 percent of gross reven
ues. He added that Queen City
revenues from Kings Mountain
declined by 25 percent in 1949
under 1948, and, after consulting
with Fred Titlow, Greyhound re
presentative, reported gross rev
enues for 1949 from Kings Moun
tain at $34,000.
Commissioner McMahan *up
poitBd the 10-percent contention
of Mr. Quattlebaum. He explain
ed that under the law, the com
mission has the authority to see
that adequate facilities are pro
vlded, in keeping with gross rev
enues, and he expressed the o
pinioa that the commission
would order the companies to
furnish some kind of facilities,
should a formal petition be sou
ght.
"Our experience, however, is
that "problems such as this can
be worked out, in nine cases of
ten, through Informal hearings
such as this, and without neces
sity of formal action," he con
cluded.
-To a question as to responsibil
ity for providing terminal facill
ties by Carl F. Mauney, Mr. -Mc
Mahan responded thst ft is the
responsibility of Ithe operators.
Mr. Quattlebaum declared that
ML'?Miapany would "consider
the proposition and sign a 10
year lease with anyone who will
develope or improve a pice of
property suitable for a bus sta
tton."
In general, tempers were con
tained at the hearing, though
the citiaens group bridle! once or
twice. Principal heat was gener
ated when Mr. Quattlebaum In
ferred that the city hadn't been
overly cooperative in helping the
operators to work out the prob
jpp^.citJilK OflB instance where
(Cont'd on page eight)
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Citizens, Operators
Discuss Bus Station
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TO HEAR GARBER ? Members
of Centtol Methodist church of
Kings Mountain will join with
other MethodiBts of Cleveland
County in worshipping at Cen- j
tral Methodist church of Shelby
Sunday evening at 7:30. when
Bishop Paul N. Garber, who pre
sides over the Geneva, Switzer
land, area, of the church, gives a
report on work in that area. Bish
op Garber recently returned to
tho United States.
Mountaineeis j
In Finale Friday
A journey to Lincolnton on Frl
day night is scheduled to round
out the 1950 Kings Mountain
high school football schedule. I
Kickoff is set for- 7:30 p. m. on
the Lincolnton high school field. |
The Mountaineers will take a
3-4-2 record into the game and
will be shooting to equal last sea
son's .500 percentage. In 1949 the |
Mountaineers won 5 and lost 5.
Lincolnton, on the other hand,
will be shooting to better .500.
The Wolves' record to date for
1950 reads 4-4-1.
Lincolnton did not play last
Friday but met Lenoir Western
(AA) Conference champs, at Lin
colnton Tuesday riight bowing
26 to 0.
So the Wolves, although favor
ed by around three touchdowns
on comparative scores, will go
into the game Friday night with
only two days of practice and
one of rest.
Lincolnton has defeated Mt.
Holly, Cherryville (19-0) and
Shelby (7-6), lost to Forest City
13 to 7 and tied Newton -Conover
12-12. Kings Mountain defeated
Forest City 7-2, tied Cherryville
0-0 and lost to Mount Holly 13
I to 6 and Shelby 20-13. Lincolnton
has also posted a 7-0 win over
Morganton and lost to Lenoir,
Belmont (18-6) and Hickory
(12-6)<
Newton ? Conover, a team Lin
colnton tied 12-all, dumped
mighty Belmont from the loop's
undefeated ranks by 19-0 last
week.
The Wolves have been hamper
ed by Injuries all Reason. Back
Dave Rudisill was hurt in the
Belmont tfray but went against
Lenoir Tuesday. He works with a
highly-rated set of backs includ
ing Jack Benfield, whp has been
hampered with an injured leg,
Shufortf, Heavener, Jimmy Car
penter and Taylor, a standout on
offense and a pass - defense wiz
ard from his Tight halfback spot.
Key linemen include Les and
Bill Eaker, tackles, Max Free
man, center, Elmor^, tackle. War
ren Stamey and Broome guards
I and Max Saunders, end. Most
players are veterans of the 1949
team.
Kings Mountain dumped Lin
colnton here last year 12 tp 6.
Six Kings Mountain seniors
will be playing their last high
I school football, They are Block -
|lng Back Jim Cobb, Wlngback
Billy Shytle, Tackle Jack Crouch,
End Raymond Goforth, End Steve
Jones and Fullback Walter Grlf
Hn.
Club Stockholders
WU1 Moot Tuesday
Annual meeting of stockhold
! ers of the Kings Mountain Coun
i try Club, Inc., will be held at the
I club Tuesday night at 7 o'clock,
' beginning with a Dutch supper
t The business session at the
'annual meeting wlil include re
?ports Of officers and committee
i chairmen and election of direc
| tor* for the comin gyear.
The stockholders will elect 12
'directors, including a minimum
| of three currently on the board
? nd a minimum of three new di
rector*. Members of the nomina
ting committee are George W.
Mauney, chairman, Claude Ham.
bright and Drace M. Peelet.
Members unable to attend have
*>een asked to designate ?ome
?ther member as a proxy.
December 6th
Induction Call
For 35 Is Received
'1/11 '-five Cleveland county
mcii will be ^ent to the army On
December 6th.
The selective gcrvioe board an
nounced this week that it had re
iceived an induction cali for that
date.
On Monday, ID men were sent
to Charlotte for p re-Induction
physical examinations, but un
official reports indicated that on
ly about 25 of. the group wore
found physically fit for army
duty.
Among the pre induction group
receiving examinations Monday
were 11 Kings Mountain area
men: They were: KIber; Ernest
Wright, William Pinkney' Early,
Joshua Gist, Bobby Jean Lawson,
Edward William Humphries, Al
phonso Patterson, and Herbert
Dale Dixon, David Conlies Allen,
all of- Kings Mountain, and
Blaine Godfrey, Jr.', John Henry
Sharp and John Henry Dawkins, ?
allofGrover.
Three men failed to report
Monday for the trip to Charlotte
and the selective service board is
seeking information as to .their
whereabout. - They are Clarence i
Webber, Jr., Otis Tome^, and
Thomas Henry Sanders.
The December 6th induction
call will be the first since early
in November when nine men
were sent for induction. Decern- j
ber pro-induction examination
quotaa have not yet been rcceiv*
ed.
City May Open
Its Own Garage
: The city board of commission
ers tentatively agreed Wednes
i day to employ a mechanic to
I handle the city's- auto and truck
: repairs.
i The board will utilize the prop
| erty and garage building on City
street formerly owned by Krank
Hamrlck.
Figures complied by City Ad
ministrator M. K. Fuller showed
the city expenditures for auto
and truck upkcif (labor and
parts) as follows: 1948-49 ? $5,
3<M.(U; 19-19 50? $4,892.31. The
report showed expenditures for
tho first four months of the cur
rent fiscal year at $2,502.36.
According to the report, and ba
sed on estimated expenditures
this year, Mr. Fuller estimated
possible savings to the city, by
employment of its own mechanic,
at $1,903.11.
The board approved provission
ally petitions signed by property
owners -on the streets for im
provements to Baker Street and
Myers Street, the approval pend
ing a check of deeds to determine
whether proper deeds for the
streets had been received by the
city.
-The board also accepted deeds
for property for streets from Trus
tees of Temple Baptist church
(for five feet on N. Cansler street)
from W. A. Han ion and wife,
(for 60-feet, N. Cansler street),
and from W. B. Barber and wife
(40-feet, extension of Sims
street.)
The board deferred acceptance
of deeds from W. S. Fulton and
wife and from Mrs. Margaret
; Bennett for conveyance of prop
erty for extension of E. Ridge
street.
The board discussed, without
action, need for revamping of the
city's power distribution system,
and instructed City Administra
tor Fuller to Investigate fully
costs of putting a new more po
werful engine in the city's Ford
firo truck.
Commissioners Name
Harris Defense Head
CITY DEFENSE HEAD ? J. Ol
lie Harris has been named by the
city board of commissioners to
serve as chairman of the city's'
1 civil defense organization.
Church Permit
Tops Week's List |
I A building permit was Issued
by the city last week to First
Presbyterian church for construc
tion of an eight-room manse and 1
afive-room Sunday School build- j
ing addition.
The old manse, located next
to the church on Fast King street,
was torn down last Friday and !
work is underway on the new
structure on thesame location.
The old structure was probably
one of the oldest buildings in the
city, Rev. P. D. Patrick, pastor, re
ports. He said that some of the
timbers were 32 feet long.
The pew Sunday School addl- [
! Hon will consist of a large meet- '
; ing hall and four classrooms arid
is to be the aeene of church ac
tivities, including the Boy Scouts
and Girl Scouts.
P. M; Neisler, Sr., Is cnairman
of the manse building committee |
and Harry Page heads the Sun- j
day School addition building ;
committee.
Permits were also issued by ;
the city to William Ledbetter, lor j
new roof to residence, $100, and
to James Watkins, for addition
! of a room to dwelling, $500.
Fletcher Home Is
Demolished By Fire
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The home of Mr. and Mrs. Rob
ert Fletcher on Grace street was
completely demolished by fire
Tuesday morning.
City firemen answered the a
larm at 9 o'clock and found the
roof falling in on arrival. ? j
Cause of the lire was thought
to have been a defective oil cook
ing stove. Only occupant of the
house at the time thefire was
discovered was a young girl, who
had returned to bed after cooking
breakfast. She awakened to lind
the house in flames.
Firemen fought theblaze for
about 90 minutes and were able
to prevent nearby houses from
catching fire. Thw house was re
ported partilally covered, by in
surance.
Tournament Bridge
At Shelby Club
A Tournament Bridge will be
held at the Cleveland Country
Club 1n Shelby on Tuesday night
at 7:30 under sponsorship of the
Shelby Spinster's Ckib, it was
announced this week.
Admission will t>e $1.00 pet
player, and tickets are on sale
at Loy's Men's Shop, Suttle's
Drug Store, and Lee's Home and
Office Sup!y In Shelby.
Church Services, Turkey Dinners,
Holiday To Feature Thanksgiving
Kings Mountain citizens were
getting ready for Thanksgiving
this week. ^
Grocers are featuring turkeys
for weekend and early-next- week
sale, and are anticipating the us
ual extra vuylng for Thanksgiv*
lng dinners.
The Thanksgiving program for
I Kings Mountain, thus far, is a
j quiet one.
Majority of retail stores will
j be closed for the day, and it will
bea holiday weekend for the
school children who will not have
to answer school bells from Wed
nesday afternoon uptH the fol
lowing Monday. A turkey dinner
will feature the ? Wednesday
menus of all schools In the city
system.
The postoffice and most offices
will be closed for the day, as will
the First National Bank and oth
er financial institutions.
Majority of churches will hold
special Thanksgiving cervices,
beginning on Wednesday even-j
ing, and Boyce Memorial ARP
church will hold its annual
Thanksgiving breakfast, with the
men of the church serving as:
host for a family breakfast, foi-j
lowing early morning Thanks- j
giving services.
The day's football menu is var
tually limited to theanniial Le- j
noir Jlhyne . Catawba tussle at
Salisbury. This game customarily
attracts considerable attendance
from Kings Mountain.
All Kings Mountain retail stor
es will beopen for the full day
on November 22nd, suspending
the Wednesday half-holidays.
The change will be In time for
last-minute Thanksgiving din.
ner shoppers to get their ingred
ients.
Civil Defense
Organization
To Be Formed
J. Ollle Harris, Kings Moun
tain mortician and county coro
ner; was appointed chairman of
civil defense In Kings Mountain
by the city board of commission
ers Wednesday.
The board thus followed action
of the state and of many other
cities In the state and throughout
the nation in launching a civil
defense organization, designed to
handle emergency situations
which might arise.
Specifically, the civil defense,
movement has been the result of
evidence that Russia has the
atom bomb and the strained in
ternational situation. However,
the civil defense organization is
to be set up 10 handle any kind
of community disaster.
As civil defense chairman, Mf.
Harris will correlate activities of
various groups. . In general, the
civilian defense plan of opera
tion utilize.' existing organiza
tions for en ergency work, such
as municipal police and fire de
partments, emergency ambulan
ce teams, the American Bed
Cross, -the National Guard, and
other agencies.
r The city board of commission- /
ers discussed the set-up at its
Wednesday meeting, and made
plans to invite E. Z. Jones, state
civilian defense head, to come
here for discussions of the oper
ation.
At the meeting, M. K. Fuller,
city administrator, pointed out
that cities on the West Coast and
some on the Eastern seaboard
have long ago set up civilian de
fense organizations.
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Mr. Harris, a former command
er of Otis D. Green Post 155, A
merican Legion, is a veteran of
World War H, having served >
some 30 months in the army and
for 16 months as a staff sergeant
in the 65th Field Hospital In
France and Germany. His work
with this unit won for him the
bronze star. ?
Seventeen Cases
Completed In Court
Some seventeen recorder's
court cases were disposed of dur
ing last week according to a
study of court records. Regular
weekly session of the court was
held at City Hall Monday after-'
noon with Judge W. Faison
Barnes presiding.
Joseph Ervin Davis was found
guilty of illegal possession of 23
gallons of whiskey and was or
dered to pay a fine of $250 and
costs. :
Sam Jackson appealed a case
in which he was found guilty of
carrying a concealed weapon and
Illegal possession and was or
dered to pay a fine of $200 and
costs, to be on good behavior for
two years, to not violate the laws
of the state for two years and to
close his business. Jackson oper
ates a cafe on Cansler street.
Case against Coffard Lee Stew
art, charging him with driving
drunk, was transferred to county
recorders court at his request for
trial by jury.
Cecil Eugene McLees, of And
erson, S. C., forfeited $25 bond on
a speeding charge.
Robert Eugene Herndon paid
a fine of $10 and costs for speed
ing .
Algie B Ian ton was sent to Jail
for 60 days on two counts of pub
lie drunkenness.
Six defendants were convicted
on charges of public drunken
ness.
Austin Barrett and Estell Blan
ton were each taxed with costs
and prayer for Judgment wag
continued on warrants charging
them with assault and cases a- ?
gainst J. L. Barrett and Annie Ro^
berts Barrett charging them with
assault were each nolle prosse<l
with leave. ' .
Stores To Be Open
All Day Wednesdays
Kin?* Mountain retail stores
wll! be open all day next Wed
nesday, the past Wednesday
being the last half- holiday for
local retail firms until Decem
ber 27th.
The merchants customarily
suspend the mid-week half
holidcry during the Thanksgiv
ing ? Christmas shopping sea
ton.
Tho merchants will be closed
ne?t Thursday, however, in ob
servance of the annual
Thanksalvln? holiday.
    

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