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Big Parade To Open Kings Mountain Christmas Season Next Thursday Afternoon
City Limits 7.193
(Final Unofficial Census 1950)
Immediate Trading Area 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
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Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday. November 24. 1950
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Mrs. Joe Heddon will join
the staff of Dellinger's Jewel
Shop Monday and will be with
the firm through the Christmas
shopping season, it was an
nouned this week by W. K. Del
A total of $150.85 in revenue
was collected from the city's
parking meters on Wednesday
according to a report by offi
cials at City Hall.
Joseph D. Andrews, city po
liceman, resigned his position
effective Thursday according to
an announcement by M. K.
Puller, city administrator.
G JEST SPEAKER
Rev. C. E. Shumake, District
Superintendent of N. C. District
will speak at the First Church
of the Nazarene Friday night
and throughout the -weekend.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Film ert Boyce Memorial
"The First Christian Martyr"
will be shown Sabbath Even
, ing at 7:30 P. M. It is the Life
<rf Stephen, and is one of the
most exciting In all the New
Testament "A superb moving
picture, highly dramatic with a
challenge for everyone." The
public Is cordially invited.
FULLERS TO TEXAS
City Administrator and Mrs.
M. K. Puller are to leave Fri
day afternoon for Houston,'
Texas, where Mr. Fuller will
attend a four-day convention
of the International City Man
agers association. Mr. Fuller is
to be back on the Job next Fri
C&OSEN FOR TOffa
Miss Dotty SmfCA, <tff Kings
Mountain, student at Greens
boro College, is among the col
lege choir members who have
been chosen to membership on
the touring group which will
sing this year in Florida, Geor
gia, and at several cities in
Sam Mibchem, Coast Guard
serviceman, wag admitted to
the Norfolk Navy hospital this
week after suffering an acute
case of arthritis. His .condition
has improved and he is now in
a wheel chair it was learned.
Mr. and Mrs. Mitcham visited
relatives and friends in Kings
Mountain last weekend.
UNO Clown Cagers
Set To Play Here
The Mountaineer Club, Inc., has
arranged a tentative date for a
basketball game at the high
school gymnasium between a lo
cal quintet and the Carolina
Ctowns team of Chapel Hill
which features such stars Charlie
(Choo Choo) Justice and Art Wei
Announcement of the schedul
ed game was made Monday
night at a meeting of officials of
the cluh and the game commit
E. E. Marlowe and Dan Huff
stetler were named co-chairmen
' of the event Others named in
cluded Faison Barnes and Fred
Wright, Jr., tickets, Hazel Bum
gardner, concessions, Charles
Neisler programs, W. J. Fulker
son, officials and Charlie Moss,
Jr., gymnasium and reception.
Tentative date was set as Jan
The Clowns have won 69 of 70
games played during the past
three or four years. Coy Carson is
manager of the outfit and other
players on the squad are Huck
Hold ash and Dick Bunting, of
the UNC 1950 football team, and
Kip Kyan, former all-southern
baseballer at Carolina. Justice
is now playltig professional foot
ball with Washington Redskins
?nd Weiner is with the New York
Yankee pro grid cflub. \
Set l ?r
Floats And Bands
To Be Feature
Of Annual Event
Santa Claus will make his 1950
pre-Christmas visit to Kings
Mountain next Thursday after
noon and will be the featured
performer in a large Christmas
pairade presented by the Kings
Mountain Merchants association.
Plana for the annual event are
already virtually complete, with
the Merchants Association listing
a big number of entries. Among
the features of the parade will be
six floats, five high school bands
and numerous other entries, in
cluding Boy Scout and Girl Scout
Lioe-of-march for next Thurs
day's annual Christmas parade
here follows: Organize on W.
Gold sh??t proceed to Railroad
avenue, north on Railroad av
enue to overhead bride, east on
King stseet to Piedmont aven
ue. south on Piedmont to Moun
tain street west on Mountain
to Battleground avenue, south
on Battleground t? Gold, east
on Gold to Cherokee.
units, the Jack and Jill Kinder
garten class, and others.
Floats will include entries by
Queen City Coach Company,
Bridges & Hamrick, Burlington
Mills, the Kings Mountain Min
isterial association, Patterson
Grove church, and the Merchants
Association, the last-mentioned
designed lot the personal vehicle
of Old Santa Claus himself.
Bands to participate include the
Lincolnton, Shelby, Gastonla,
ChetryvLlle and Kings Mountain
The parade will mark the of
ficial opening of the Christmas
Chopping season In Kings Moun
tain. The City of Kings Mountain
will install Christmas lights in
the business section prior to next
Thursday -and the lights will be
turned on for the first time dur
ing the parade. The street deco
rations have been expanded fcr
this season by the purchase of
, Business houses are expected
to observe longer hours next
Thursday, remaining open after
the parade until 7:30.
The Christmas parade annual
ly attracts a large crowd.
Members of the committee in
charge of the event include Mar
riott Phifer, chairman, E. C. Mc
Clain, and T. W. Grayson, in ad
dition to W. Falson Barnes, as
Clarence Stasavitch, head foot
ball coach at Lenolr-Rhyne col
lege, will make the featured ad
dress at the -annual Kings Moun
tain Lions club football banquet
on December 12th, according to
announcement yesterday by W.
L. Plonk, club program chairman.
The annual banquet, given In
honor of the Kings Mountain
high school fpotbali team, is one
ot the principal special programs
given by the Lions club each
Expected to accompany Mr.
Stasavitch heze will be Pride
Ratterrse, of Kings Mountain,
Lenolr-Rhyne nssistant .coach,
and other members of the coach
ing staff. ? ;
Mr. Stasavith is a former ath
lete at Lenolr-Rhyne and has
been head football coach and
athletks director for the past sev
eral years. ,
He regularly fields winning
teams and has enjoyed a success
ful season during the current
year. Lenolr-Rhyne closed its sea
son Thursday with the annual.
Thanksgiving Day gapie against
Mr. Plonk said a number of
other special guests will be in
vited to attend the banquet.
Further details concerning the
event will fee announced next
week, he said
RALEIGH. ? Miss Mary Beth
Hord, of Kings Mountain, tea--'
mong 36 prospective teachers
for the public schools from the
I Meredith college department of
education now being trained in
actual teaching experiences in
the Raleigh and Cary achotfls.
Miss Hord. dauchter of Mr. and
Mrs. Bryan Hord, \a working In
music at the Cary school.
Merchants Now Open
All Day Wednesdays
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Kings Mountain retail firms
were open tor a full-day Wed
nesday for the first time since
The merchants have suspen
ded the regular mid-week half
holidays until after the Christ
mas season, which means that
they will resume this plan on
December 27th. Christmas falls
on Monday this year, which j
means that the merchants will
close only one day for Christ- j
mas# according to by-laws of ]
the Kings Mountain Merchants
Several merchants reported
late i. afternoon buying spurts
Wednesday afternoon, as cold
weather dictated a need lor
heavier clothing and - house
wives visited groceries for last*
minute Thanksgiving dinner
Patrick To Head
Red Cross Drive
Rev. P. D. Patrick has been
named to head the annual Red
Cross fund drive next March ac
cording to an announcement by
L. L, Benson, Kings Mountain
The announcement was made
at a meeting of chapter officers
and directors held November 16
at which time the home service
plan of organization was revised
Chairman Benson appointed
directors to head the various ser
vices. The appointments include
B. S. Neill and W. K, Mauney,
home service; Mrs. Maty B. Go
lor Red Cross; Mrs. Lamar Hern
don, home nursing; Joe Thom
son, auditor; J. B. Keeter, Hal
Ward and C. F. Harry, Jr., disas
ter; and William Plonk, first aid
and life saving.
Harold Hunnicutt announced
regional plans for addition of a
nother mobile unit by the Char
lotte blood program center.
Mr. Benson also announced
members of ? committee appoin
ted by Mrs. Aubrey Mauney,
chairman of the Council of
Church Women, to assist Mrs.
Ruth Gamble in planning for the
welfare of families in need. They
are Mrs. F. R. Summers, Mrs. J.
E. Mauney and Mrs. L. L. Benson.
Neaxing Its Goal
Contributions of Kings Moun
tain citizen to the Girl Scout
fund now total $968.80, accord
ing to a report on the fund cam
paign made Wednesday toy John
L. McGill, chairman.
The campaign this is approach
ing its goal of $1,100, with sever
al soliciting committees yet to
report, Mr. McGill said.
He asked that persons not yet
contacted to send their donations
to him or to J. C. McKlnney,
"We have had an excellent re
sponse to the Girl Scout fund
campaign and it appears that the
goal will be reached,. If not ?ur
passed," Mr. McGill stated.
Drive workers are being asked
to complete their reports as
quickly as possible.
The funds are used for expand- .
ing the Girl Scout program and j
for carrying on the program in
Kings Mountain and In the Pi
oneer Area Council, which in
cludes Cleveland and several ad
In Light Senlon
Only five cases were heard in j
regular weekly session of city |
Recorded court held at City Hall
Three defendants were con
victed on charges of public
Don Bennlx was found guilty
of assault with a deadly weapon
and was sentenced six months,
suspended on payment of costs
of court and to be on good behav
lor for two years, not to molest
his wife and not to. drink wine or
Bennlx was also convicted on
a charge of carrying a concealed
weapon and was ordered to pay a
fine of $50 and costs.
R. H. (Doc) Burton suffered a
severe -cut on his right arm
Saturday In the market of
Plonk Brothers Grocery.
W. G. Hughes'
Funeral services for William
Gordon Hughes, 73, < resident of
the Dixon community who died
suddenly of a heart attack Mon
day around 5 p. m. near Bethany
S. C., were held Wednesday aft
ernoon at 3 o'clock at Antioch
Baptist church, near Grover.
Rev. W. A. Hoffman, of Gas
tonia, former pastor of Antioch
church of which Mr. Hughes was
a member, a;nd Rev. T. L. Cash
well, Jr., officiated and burial
was in Mountain Rest cemetery.
Mr. Hughes was a native of
Cleveland County and had lived
near Kings Mountain for 50
years. He was a prominent far
mer and was a brother of the late
Hatcher Hughes, famous author
and professor at Columbia Uni
Survivors include his wife, the
former Fioience Wells; five sons,
Conrad, Nevett, Gordon, William
and Robert Hughes, of Kings
Mountain; six daughters, Mrs.
Charlie Campbell, Mrs. E. C. Mar
tin aWd Mrs. Phillip Baker, of
Kings Mountain, Mrs. C. C. Boone,
of Radford, Va., Mrs. W. B. Atch
ley, Raleigh, and Mrs. W. I. Car
rill Asheboro; two sisters, Mrs.
Molly Neal, Blackburg, S. C., and
Mrs. E. Atkins, York, S. C.; 26
grandchildren and 8 great-grand
Pallbearers were six grandsons,
Bill, D. C., Jack, Eugene, Harry
and Ervln Hughes.
Play Dec 5th
The recently reorganized Kings
Mpuntain Little -.Theatre will o
The play will be presented at
the high school auditorium and
is under the direction of Mrs. M.
Rehearsals have been under
way lor several weeks.
Admission will be 35 cents for
children, and 75 cents I or adults.
The play "You Can't Take It
with You" ran for several years
on Broadway and became a mo-,
tion picture hit as well, starring
Jean Arthur and Lionel Barry
In the play, each character is
a person who lives his life exact
ly as he wants. The scene never
changes from the room which
customarily carries the name liv.
Ing room, -but, In this house, could
?be called an everyman-for-hlm
self room. In this room, meals arc
eaten, plays are written, snakes
collected, ballet dancing practic
ed, printing presses operated, etc.
The ibrood is presided over by
Martin Vanderhof, and each goes
about the business of living iu i
his own merry way.
The Kings Mountain Little
Theatre was re-organized after
four year's inactivity and has a
funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon at 3:30 oclock for
Jackie Paulette Long, 4-day-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Long who died Saturday night
at Shelby hospital.
Rites were conducted by Rev.
R. L. Hardin at the home of T. D.
Long. Burial was in Mountain
Rest cemetery. I
For Long Iniant
State Health Engineers Say Sewage
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Disposal Plant In Very Bad Shape
WINNERS AT CAROUNAS CARROUSEL ? Shown above is the Kings Mountain school band's drum
majorette team, which took first honors in the Carolinas Carrousel parade at Charlotte on November
16th. Left to right are Jerrie McCarter, Faylene Falls, head drum majorv Patsy Malcolm, Maxine Mill
er, Hallle Ward, Linda Hartsoe and Peggy Ware. The group received a living cup signifying its honor.
The band's under the direction of Joe Hedden.
Stockholders of the Kings
Mountain Country Club, Inc., met
in annual meeting Tuesday
night, heard reports on the past
year's operation of the club and
elected 12 directors to serve for
the coming year.
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Directors elected included Er
tle Powers, W. S. Fulton, Jr., J.
Ollie Harris, C. D. Bl&nton, Dr.
W. L. Ramseur, Hunter R. Neisler,
Otto (Toby) Williams, George
Houser, Davi<J Neill, Charles
Neisler, George W. Mauney, md
George floefe, Sr., of B??scr.?ef
Mr. Powers, Mr. Fulton and Mr.
Hams are holdover members j
from the retiring board.
Old directors and new directors
wijl hold a Joint meeting at the j
club on Friday evening. Follow- j
ing this meeting, the 1950-51
board will organise, electing of
ficers from the board member
Reports made by club officers
and committee chairmen reveal
ed that the club had enjoyed an
Sec. -Trees. Ollie Harris rpad the
financial report, which showed
all Club obligations paid and
with a cash balance to begin the
Ertle Powers, reporting for the
greens committee, asked J. H.
(Buck) Pressley, club profession
al, to report on improvements to
the golf course. Mr. Presjley list
ed improvements during the year
and outlined plans for further im
provements. Mr. Powers, chair
man of the swimming pool pro
ject committee, said that the
work of this committee had been
temporarily halted by govern
ment edict, but that the club held
some $800 in donations from
members for the building of a
pool, plus additional pledges.
Jack Amette gave the report
of the social committee, Tolly
Shuford gave the membership
committee report, and retiring
S resident Howard Jackson stated
is appreciation for the help giv
en the directors during the year.
Retiring directors include M?.
Jackson, Mr. Arnette, Mr. Shu
ford, M. A. Ware, Fred W. Plonk,
Joe A. Neisler, Dr. Paul E. Hend
ricks, O. W. Myers, and W. K.
Henry R, Franklin
Missing In Korea
As Casualties j
Three Kings Mountain men
were listed on Korean casualty
reports this week.
Staff Sgt. Henry Russell Frank
lin, of Boston, former Kings
Mountain citizen was listed as
missing in action according to in
formation received by relatives
here on November 16. He is a
half-brother of T. A. (Bud) Mc
Daniel, Jr., Logan McDaniel,
Broadus McDaniel and David Mc
The message said that Frank
lin was trapped by the enemy in
action on November 1st. He was
a member of K company, 8th reg
iment, First Calvary division.
Sgt. Franklin was a veteran of
18 months combat service in
World War II and was in the ar
my for two years before Pearl
Harbor. He served a year over
seas after lighting ceased and
returned to civilian life and en
tered school. He re-enlisted Into
the army about a year ago.
Pfc. Jack E. Reynolds, son of
Mrs. Mable Reynolds of route one
was listed as wounded in action.
Pfc. Floyd K. Clark, son of Mrs.
Nancy Y. Clark of route one was
listed as injured.
Draft Board Seeks
Tones. Not Tomes
The Cleveland county jraft
board is seeking to locate Otis
Tones, not Otis Tomes, well
known Kings Mountain colored
In a previous list of draft de
linquents published In the Her
ald, Tones' name was mis-spell
Tomes says he's been accused
of "draft-dodging," ' and points
out that he is somewhat over the
The man sought; Otis Tones,
was living at Route 2, Kirigs
Mountain when he registered. His
last-known address was Hosklns
post office, Charlotte.
T urkey Day Holiday Quiet Here
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With an assist from the weath
er man, Kings Mountain enjoyed
After a siege of -wintry Tain on
Wednesday, the c.ouds cleared
and Thanksgiving dawnel clear
and frosty, Just ai the picture
books say It should.
Though the hig portion of in
dustry operated as usual, the
majority of Kings Mountain bus
iness houses were closed for the
day snd the business section was
rather uniformly deserted. Drug
stores observed short tiours, and
the principal activity was around
eating establishments, service
stations and theatres.
Many families had guests for
thfc day, including kin and
friends from other cities. For oth -
?rii, it was a day of travel to visit
friends tn other places.
It .?y also an ideal day for the
hunter to welcome the opening of
the quail, squirre.l and rabbit i
seasons, and Kings Mountain
hunters took to the woods In con
siderable number#. How good the
hunting turned out to be was
questionable, for some hunters
almost surely found much posted
land, where the owners qlidn't
want their game shot up. The
Herald had a record run on sale
of "no trespassing" notices
Members of Bc^-ce Memorial
ARP church held their annual
morning Thanksgiving service
and breakfast, with a record
crowd iri attendance. Following
a half-hour service at 7:30. the
group was served breakfast by
the men of church In the educa-'
tional building. The menu Inclu
ded country sausage, eggs, rolls,
grits and hot coffee. Oscar Mc
Carter's kitchen committee re
ported for duty at 4 a.m.
Majority of other churches held
Thanksgiving services In connec -
tion with regular Wednesday t -
venlng prayer meetings.
School children were enjoying
the holiday, and not bothered
with school bells to r the full
weekend. School will resume on
regular schedule Monday.
Grocers reported rush business
during the first of the week, with
particular emphasis on turkeys,
cranberries, whipping cream and
traditional Ingredients for
Thanksgiving Day menus.
Football was virtually limited
to the Lenoir-Rhyne-Catawba
game, but many more Kings
Mountain fans were planning
weekend trips to at least two
football gathering grounds. One
group will go to Chapel HH1 for
the annual Duke-Carolina g ar.ie
Saturday while another will go
to Columbia, S. C., for the annual
Wake-Forest-South Carolina tus
?id. , '
Two Garden Clubs
The Kings Mountain Garden
Club and the Rouse and Gar
den club announced this week
a Jointly-sponsored outdoor
lighting contest for the forth
coming Christmas season.
A prise of $10 will be given
for the home Judged to own the
best outdoor lighting arrange
ment with a prize of $5 for the
Members of the two garden
clubs, though expecting to de- I
corate their homes, are not eli
gible for the competition. Out
of-town Judge j will determine '
Announcement was made by
Mrs. George H. Mauney, who
heads a Joint committee on the
contest. Further details are to
bo given later.
Club To Sponsor
Tho Lenoir-Rhynp Playmakors
will present the Clarence Day
play, "Life with Mother," at the
high school auditorium Monday
night, December 11, under spon
sorship of the Kings Mountain
Kiwanis club, according to an
nouncement by the club this
"Life with Mother" is a three
act comedy, based on the life. of
an American family in the 1880's.
it is the author's sequel to the
Broadway and motion picture hit,
Life with Father." "Life with
Mother" wag a Broadway hit in
The Lenoir-Rhyne Playmakors
have gained wide recognition
through the years with their pro
auctions and last year while on
tour they played before large au
diences all over the state.
"We feel very fortunate in ob
taining this performance for
[Kings Mountain," L. E. Abbott
said, in making the announce
ment. "The Lenoir-Rhyne Play
makers need no introduction to
Kings Mountain and thplr choice
of a play for the current season
is one which will appeal to the
whole family, young or old."
Tickets for the show will be on
sale soon. Admission will be 30
cents for students and 60 cents
for adults, tax included.
First meeting of creditors in the I
matter of Joe Lee Woodward, tra
jding as Woodward & Son, bank
rupt, will be held at noon next
Wednesday at the Mecklenburg
County courthouse before R. Ma
rion Ross, referee in bankruptcy.
In a notice to creditors and oth
er Interested parties distributed
under date of November 10th, the
referee said that a trustee would !
be named at the meeting and
other such business as might pro
perly eome before the meeting
would be transacted.
The firm was adjudicated a
bankrupt on a petition filed by
creditor on October 13th.
It was pointed out that *11
claims should be filed on proof
of-claim forms, properly signed
and sworn to.
On Recent Survey
North Carolina Board of Health
engineers hav<? recommended im- '
mediate steps on the part of the
City of Kings Mountain to re
vamp iis sewage disposal system.
The engineers recommended :
(1) If feasible, to pump the
sewage t>o\y going into the Ware
and Mauney tanks ihto a new
modern plant to he built in the
vicinity of the present McGill
plant. . -
(2) Ifnoi feasible, to proceed
with improvement plans accord
ing to one of the types of treat
ment outline by W. K. Dickson,
consulting engineer, ear& in
The Teport was made by F. R.
Blaisdell, district engineer, fol
lowing a survey of the system
and discussion with the city
board of commissioners several
weeks ago. Two other engineers
colaborated with Mr. Baisdell in
making the report, which was re
ceived this week by Mayor J. E.
Hemdon and members of the
board of commissioners.
A bond issue to Improve the
sewage disposal system was de- ?
fealed in 1948.
The engineers stated flatly that
the McGill and Mauney tanks are
"outmoded and overloaded."
"These plants cannot be ap
proved by the State Board ot
Health, and immediate action
should he taken by the people of
King# Mountain to replace
them," the report stated.
It was pointed out that the
Ware tank might be put in sat
isfactory condition to serve for a
few more, years but that funds
necessary to ifnprove the plant
might be better expended if spent
toward a newj>lant.
The report suggested that the
board of commissioners investi
gate feasibility and comparative
costs of combining the three
plants into one and to proceed
according ot the findings.
The engineers' analysis of the
situation at the three tanks fol
" "McGill Plant ? This plant is
located east of the city in Gaston
county. It consists of an Imhoff
tank and sludge drying bed in a
poor state of maintenance. No
bar screens are provided. Accord
ing to Mr. Dickson's report, this
plant receives an average sew
age flow of 300,000 gallons per
day, a maximum flow of 590,000
gallons per day, is grossly over
loaded both in the settling and
sludge storage compartments.
Some industrial waste, consisting
of size, dye and fiber waste from
cotton and hosiery mills, is dis
charged into the plant. The re
ceiving stream has a l?w flow
and the effluent from the plant
Is having a decidedly detrimental
effect on it. It was the consen
sus of opinion of the engineers
from the State $oard of Health
that the conditions as Mr. Dick
son reported them were correct
regarding this plant.
"Mauney Plant ? This plant is
located in the southwestern sec
tion of the city, near the brick
plant It consists of a rectangu
far covered Imhoff tank and
sludge drying bed. The drying
bed is located at such a low ele
vation in respect to the receiving
(Cont'd on page eight)
Hughes Firm Going
Out Of Business
Clyde Hughes, owner of Hugh
es Clothing Company, announc
ed this week that the firm will
suspend operations here in the
Mr. Hughes also announced
special discounts on virtually all
stock In the firm, to be offered
beginning Friday at a going-out- ?
of -business sale.
He said he expected to close
the store *by January 1. Mr,
Hughes purchased the business
last spring from D. L. Saunders.
He also owns and operates Hugh
es Clothing Company, specializ- ]
ing.in men's wear and ladies
ready-to-wear, at Union, S. C,
Rev. J. H. Brendall will ad
dress members of the Kings
Mountain Lions clu'b at the reg*
ular meeting of the organiza
tion to be held at the Woman's
Club on Tuesday night at 7 o'
clock, according to annuoncf
ment by W. L. Plonk, program