City Umits 7.193
(Final Unofficial Census 1950)
Immediate Trading Area 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL. 61 NO. 48 Sixty-First Year
Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday. December 8. 1950 Established 1889
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Local News I
Mrs. E. T. Pott will be- hos
tess at a story hour for child
ren at the Jacob S. Mauney Me
morial Library Friday at 4 p. '
m. Mrs. Frank Ussery and Miss
Frances Sisk will be the story
tellers. All children are Invited
Regular meeting of the Kings
Mountain Ministerial associa
tion will be held Monday morn
ing at 10:30 o'clock at Central
Methodist church. All members
are urged to attend.
A total of $164.95 in revenue
was collected from the city's
parking meters Wednesday ac
cording to a report by City
Clerk S. A. Crouse.
Building permits were issued
at City Hall this week to Sam
O. Davis, for construction of a
residence On West Mountain
street, $3,000, to Nell Cranford,
construction of a shed on York
road, $100, and to Crescent Hill
Development Co., for construc
tion of a new five-room dwell
ing on Meadowdbrook road,
LEGION TO MEET
Regular monthly meeting of
Otis D. Green Post 155, the A
merican Legion, will be held
at the Legion Building on East
Gold street Friday night at 8
o'clock. Main item of business
will be a report from the build
ing committee, which has al
ready started work on the addi
tion to the present structure.
All members are urged to at
The home of L. D. Cash, at
the comer of Gantt and Brlce
streets, wag damaged toy fire
?last Thursday night. The fire* I
- men answered the alarm at
10:10 and In a short time had
the blazt under control. Fire
Chief Grady King said dam.
?age was estimated at $2,000.
The lire turned two rooms bad- .
ly and the remainder of the
house suffered smoke damage.
Met On Wednesday
The Kings Mountain Parks and
Recreation Commission met Wed
nesday afternoon at City Hall.
Main item of business was a
study of possible sites for a play
ground and plana were made to
Investigate the areas to see If
they are available.
Members stated that at least a
50 acre area would be needed.
The roup plans to have an ar
chitect make a survey of the a
vaflable areas as to sutabllity for
a park and playground site.
The commission authorized
City Administrator M. K. Fuller
to proceed with work on the play
ing field at City Stadium, inclu
ding drainage and addition of
new top soil.
Mrs. Paul Mauney, parks and
recreation commission chairman,
presided and other members pre
sent included Mrs. Harry Page,
Rev. P. D. Patrick, fyLra. Aubrey
Mauney, W. K. Mauney, Jr., Mrs.
George Houser and Arnold Kin
caid. Mr. Fuller also attended.
Eastern Star Head
Visits Here Friday
The Worthy Grand Matron of
North Carolina, Order of the
Eastern Star, Mrs Mae Hides
Willman, of Ashevllle .will pay
social visit to Kings Mountain
Chapter in the beautiful hall In
Kings Mountain on Frtday even- ,
A program Of beauty and in
terest will pay honor to the
Chapter's tittle mascots, Edith
Jo Bridges and Glee Edwin Brid
ges, Jr., grandchildren of Glee A.
' Bridges, Worthy Patron, of Kings
All Eastern Star members are
cordially invited to attend.
Ten Local Men
Ten Kings Mountain men were
among the 34 Cleveland County
men sent to Charlotte Wednes
day tor -induction into the army.
Charles Jefferson Wells, of
Kings Mountain, served as group
?leader. Othe- members of the con
tingent fro i .lings Mountain in
cluded Rufus Henry Weathers,
Charles Cletus Moore, Charles Pla
to Carpenter, Jr., Charles Junior
Thrift, Charles Anthony Whis
nant, Lawyer Franklin Moore,
Arnold Cullen Sheehan, Bert Au
gusta Thrift, Jr., and James Rob
Mfs. Clara Newman, clerk to
the board, said three Kings
Mountain area men failed to re
port and that their names will
be turned over to the Federal Bu
reau of Investigation. They are
Clarence Webber, Jr., Otis Tones,
and Willie James Archie.
Next Tuesday the Cleveland
board will send 70 men to Char
lotte for pre-lnduction examina
tions, this call virtually exhaust
ing the board's available men in
the 21-year-old age group.
^Future reports on selective ser
vice board activity are in doubt.
Mrs. Newman told the Herald the
Cleveland board had received a
notice Thursday morning order
ing censorship of all activities of
News of the order had made
the nation's headlines on Wed
nesday, the army meantime dis
claiming any request for such an
Should the censorship order
stick, it would be a considerable
departure in policy. Even during
World War II, selective service
news was never placed under
Capt. Humes Houston, com
manding Headquarters and
Headquarters Company, Third
Battalion, 120th Infantry Regi
ment of the North Carolina Na
tional Guard, said this week that
the company has authority to in
crease its complement to 108 men.
Thi3 means that the local com ^
pany, with a present strength of
60 men, can accept 48 enlist -
A nation-wide recruiting cam
paign to <brlng the guard to full
strength is now underway, Capt
Houston ^pointed out. He added
that the local company Is a com
munications unit and that veter*
ana who held ratings suitable to
the Kings Mountain company"s
plan of organization will be ac
cepted for enlistment at their old
Capt. Houston further poluled
out that members of the Nation
al Guard have thus far been de
ferred from the draft.
"It is a good opportunity for
Kings Mountain men to get army
training and to continue with
their regular work, at the same
time aiding the defense of the
nation," Capt. Houston said.
"Should the company be ordered
to active duty, it (provides the op
portunity to serve among
Men age 17 and older are eligi
ble for enlistment They may ob-'
tain fuH particulars concerning
service in the National Guard at
the Armory on Beeson's Creek
Road daily between 8 a- m. and
5 p. m.
little Theatre Play Applauded
% Large Audience Tuesday Night
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Some 400 persons attended the
King* Mountain Little Theatre's
production of "You Cant Take It
with You," Tuesday evening
the -high school auditorium.
The audience gave enthusiastic
applause and laughed heartily as
the actors went through the lines
of the Hart -Kaufman comedy.
The play dealt generally with
the zany doings of residents of
the' Martin Vanderhoff household
and particularly with the love af
fair of Alice Sycamore, played by
Emelyn Gillespie, and Tony Klrby
played by Jimmy Sprvey. The
problem was amalgamating the
upper crust Klity family and the
do < as - you -please Sycamore an.
The play, directed toy Mrs. Mof
fatt Ware, was well-cast, with
Mrs. Evelynn Stanton doing an .
excellent Job in the role of Penny I
Sycamore, daughter of Martin
Vanderhof. Stars of the ahow a- 1
mong the supporting c eat were
Dr. Phillip Padgett, who excel
lently portrayed Kolenkhov, (he
Russian ballet teacher, and A!
Ralston, who played DePinna.
Sam Starlings played Grandpa
Vahderhof, head of the house
hold, white Ben Gofarth, Jr., play
ed his son-in-law, Paul Sycamore. ,
Mrs. C. T. Carpenter, Jr., also j
stood out in the role of Gay Wei
Others in the (arge cast were
Mrs. P. A. Mc Daniel, Jr., as Essie;
Mrs. I. B. Goforth, Jr., as Rheba,
the maid, Franklin Pethel as Ed
Carmichael, Sonny McDanlel, as
Ed, Faison Barnes, as Mr. Kirby,
Mrs. Phillip Padgett, as his wife,
Mrs. A1 Ralston, as Olga, Clay
Poston, as Henderson, and B. S.
Peeler, Jr., M. E. Stanton and Mr.
Poston, as three G-Men.
Jean Lynch and Betty Cash
introduced the play In an open
ing skit and presented flowers to
Mrs. Aubrey Mauney was in
Charge of sound effects, B. S.
Peeler, Jr., arranged the lighting
effects, and Miss Kitty Lou Sut
ton served as prompter.
Ushers were Jean Lynch, Betty
Cash. Walter Griffin, and Bobby
Goforth. Handling ticket sales
were Mrs. James Spivey, Mrs. J.
C. Bridges, Mrs. Otay Poston and
Nan Jean Gantt, Miss Sara
Alexander, Mrs. Charles Thomas
son and Mrs. DavM McDanlel
were in charge of make-up. Shir
ley Spivey handled the art' work
liie play was the first at the re
organised Little Theatre, and it
was announced that the fx up
hope* to present a minimum of
Request To Organize
Approved By Board
Mission Board j
Of State Bod;
Met On Monday
The Mission Board of the Nor
th Carolina Lutheran Synod has
aproved the request of 54 peti
tioners to organizze a new Lu
theran church here, according to
a statement by Paul McGinnis,
one of the petitioners.
The Mission Board met here
Monday In the office of W. K.
Mauney, member of the boardi
Mr. McGinnis said, and took ac
tion following a discussion of the
proposal and hearing statements
from representatives of the peti
tioners as well as from other
members of the iparent St. Mat
thew's Lutheran church. The 54
petitioners are currently mem
bers of the St. Matthew's church.
Members of the board, which
Includes two lay members and
two minister members, are Mr.
Mauney, H. E. Isenhour, of Salis
bury, Rev. J. D. Sheppard, of Shel
by, and Rev. Ross Ritchie, of Lex
ington. Dr. F. L. Conrad, of Salis
bury, president of the North Car
olina Synod, presided at the
meeting. According to plan of the
group, Mr. McGinnis said, the
new Lutheran group will build a
church in Crescent Hill residen
The new church was recently
granted mission status by the
American Missions board of the
Lutheran churches in America,
and the local group expects the
American board to supply it with
a. minister early in 1951.
For Mis. Foster
Funeral services for Mrs. Mar
tha Jane Foster, 61, wife of Char
les Meek Foster, of 27 Elm street,
who died Monday night around
9:30 o'clock after an Illness of
several months, were held Wed
nesday afternoon at 3 p. m. at St.
Matthew's Lutheran church.
Rev. W. H. Stender, of Cameron,
S. C., former pastor of St. Mat
thew's church, officiated and bu
rial was in Mountain Rest cem
Daughter of the late Joseph W.
Weaver and Mary Jane Hullen
der, she was a native of Cleve
Survivors Include her husband,
four daughters, Mrs. Lawrence
Styers, Mrs. Raymond Crawford,
and Misses Essie and Mary Ann
Foster, all of Kings Mountain,
two brothers, W. D. Weaver, of
Kings Mountain, and Ed Weaver
of Bessemer City and seven
AT FIRST WESLEYAN
Rev. C. B. Kistler, of Colfax,
Vice-president of Young Peo
ple's work of the Wesleyan con
ference, will deliver the ser
mon at evening services Sun
day it 7 o'clock tat First Wes
leyan Methodist church, ac
cording to announcement by
the pastor, Rev. J. W. Phillips.
WINS CONTEST ? Harvey Bum
gardcer* student at N. C. State
college, won top individual hon
ors in poultry- Judging at the re
cent International Livestock Ex
position .at Chicago, I1L Mr.
Bumgardner is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Hazel Bumgardner.
Harvey L. Bumgardner, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Hazel Bumgardner
of Kings Mountain, won first
place individual honors in poul
try Judging at the International
Livestock Exposition held at Chi.
cago, 111., recently.
Bumgardner, a student at North
Carolina State College, helped
his school's poultry Judging team
to a second place rating in the
State's team finished only 14
points behind first place Kansas
State college, with 3,948 points
to the winners 3,962.
Bumgardner scored 1,404 points
out of a possible 1,500. He won
first place in the market eggs di
vision ranked fifth in the pro
duction division and was high
scorer in the breed selection di
vision. * .
He was awarded a $95 cash
prize, a $50 watch and two med
als for his achievements in the
Bumgardner is also active in
other campus activities. He is a
member of Alpha Zeta, national
honorary agricultural fraternity,
is secretary - treasurer of the
Poulty Science club at State, re
ceived high honors last year in
scholarship and i9 president of
the Wesley Foundation at Fair
mont Methodist church. He is
considering undertaking gradu
ate work in poultry breeding at
the University of Maryland.
Authorities at State College,
who announced the results of the
exposition, said that the four
man student team competed with
the nation's top-ranking student
Judges from the various colleges
and universities and said that
they regarded the squad's rank
ing as "a high honor."
The team competed against
contestants from America's great
College spokesmen said that the
development if an indication of
North Carolina's progress toward
a leading chicken and turkey pro
ducing area. The State's poultry
industry now handles a gross J
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Gill Scont Fond
r ? ?
Kings Mountain citizens over
subscribed its quota in the Girl
! Scout fund campaign, a^ordini?
jto announcement Thursday by
j John L. McGlll, chairman of the
Total contributions were $1,
205.30, against a quota of $1,100.
"Speaking for the finance com
mittee, the whole Girl Scout or
1 ganizaztion, as well as myself. I
am highly pleased with the ex
cellent response of the commu
nity to the appeal for funds for
the Girls Scouts," Mr. McGill said.
"It' was a most generous re
sponse." he continued, "and I
wish to jitate my appreciation to
aH those who had a part in mak
ing the campaign successful, in
cluding the soliciting committees
who worked most diligently,
those whose gifts made the suc
cess of the campaign possible, to
the Kings Mountain Herald for
publicizing and supporting the
wortc, and to all others' who hac
a part in the drive.'
Funds are u*eu iot ft rat.
Girt Scout work in >s>5
ity and in *he ?~
cil, of which the Kings Mountair
The city board of commission
ers discussed possibilities of an
engineering survey on the city's
sewage disposal system Wednes
day with a Raleigh engineering
The discussion Wednesday was
the first step in a possible new ef
fort to modernize the currently
defective and over-loaded sewage
The talks Wednesday, with C.
W. Mengel, of the William C.
Olsen Company* of ftaieigh, were
?preliminary. The board merely
outlined the job at hand, and Mr.
Mengel said his company would
supply an estimate on ?he cost of
an engineering survey, the sur
vey to include a study of the
feasibility of consolidating the
system, rebuilding of present dis
posal outlets, recommendations
as to the best means of' improve
ment and estimates of construc
Mr. Mengel guessed that the
cost of the survey would be $2,
300, with hall the cost to be de
ducted from, the engineering fee
1n event the work is eventually
let to contract. However, the fig
ure was tentative and his firm is
to give the board a firm proposal.
Should his company be chosen
for 'the survey, Mi;. Mengel said,
it could begin work around Janu
ary 1, 1951, and could report its
findings around Febraury 15,
The city has in its files the
findings of W. K. Dickson, Char
lotte engineer, on which the de
feated bond- proposals of 1949
were presented. However, the
board feels these findings are in
complete for two reasons: (1) the
report concerned only the re
building of present tanks without
consideration of consolidating the
system as recommended by engi
neers of the state board of health,
and (2) changes In construction
costs since the Dickson recom
mendations were received.
The Olsen company, Mr. Men
gel stated, has done the engineer
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The Men-of-the-Church organ
ization of Boyce Memorial ARP
church held its regular dinner
meeting Tuesday/ night, elected
officers for the coming year, and
heard an address by Fred W.
Green, Charlotte banker, entitled
'Something for Nothing."
Officers elected were John
Cheshire, president; Franklin
Ware, vice-president; C. L. Black,
secretary - treasurer; Wendell
Phifer, food committee chairman;
and John L. McGill, program
In his address, Mr. Greene, a '
vice-president of the Union Na
tional Bank of Charlotte, pointed
out the trend in today's thinking
to get something tor nothing, and '
he added that there Is sometimes
small satisfaction in it.
He explained that he felt qual
ified to discuss his subject, since
he and his wife had recently re
turned from a trip to Rome ?
which his wife won on a televis
ion show in New York.
He urged all churchmen to!
work to the limit of their abilities
in forwarding the work of the
church and of the community,
stating that' "giving money is not
"Money is needed and requir-|
ed, but so are time, energy, and
the many other talents which mo
ney cannot buy," he declared.
In Italy, he reported, it was
difficult to secure public Convey
ance, due to the Holy Year pil
grimages "to Rome by Catholics
from aU over the World.
"I am a Methodist," Mr. Greene
said, "but one cannot help but
admire the obvious devotion of
Catholics to their religion, and
I would urge churchmen of all de
nominations to similarly devote
themselves to the work of their
Mr. Greene was presented by
Rev. W. L. Fressly.
Ladies of the church served a
delicious turkey dinner.
Former Coach's Son
Is Drowning Victim
Clyde Asbury Canipe, Jr., 1$
month-old son of Clyde Canipe,
former Kings Mountain hi^hi
school coach, and Mrs. Canipe,
was drowned last Saturday morn- !
ing In a canal near their Florida
Details of the accident were not
The Canipe* live near West
Palm Beach, Fla? where, they
moved in 1947. Mr. Canipe re
signed his position here to ac
cept a position as high school
Surviving, in oddity to the
parents, are two daughters, Judy
Queen City Company Interested
In Building Bus Station Here ,
Quattlebaum Informs Hem don
PLAY LEADS IK "LIFE WITH MOTHER" ? Shown above are Lois
Anno DeOrsey, of Taylorsrllle and Gastonla, and Jamea Klser, of
BaUs Crook, who play the lead roles in the comedy "Life with Moth
er". which the Lenoir-Rhyne Playmakers will present at the high
school auditorium here Monday night. The show is being sponsored
by the Kings Mountain Kiwanls club. Miss DeOrsey plays the role of
Mother Day and Mr. Xiser plays Father Day in the three-act comedy.
Here Monday Night
A large attendance is expected
Monday evening at the high
school auditorium when the Le
noit-Rhyne Playmakers, under
the direction of Mrs. Pear] Setzler
Deal, present "Life with Mother,"
Clarence Day's three-act comedy.
The curtain Is scheduled to go
up at 8 o'clock.
The presentation by the Ienoir
Rhyne troupe is betng sponsored
by the Kings Mountain Kiwanis
club. Admission will be 60 cents
for adults and 30 cents for stu
dents, tax included.
"Life with Mother," is the se
quel to the stage "hit "Life with
Father," which enjoyed a record
breaking run on Broadway, and
which became a successful mo
tion picture. It portrays family
life in the 1880's and was itself a
Broadway success of 1948.
"The Lenoir-Rhyne Playmakers
need no introduction to Kings
Mountain," a spokesman lor the
Kiwanis club said, "for this group
has played here many times be
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fore. The performances have been
uniformly excellent, and the Ki- 1
wanis club is happy to, have the
opportunity to bring the Lenoir
Rhyne Playmakers here again.
The club fefels that a very inter
esting and entertaining evening
is in store for those who attend
The show features a large cast,
with elaborate stage settings and
costumes typical of the period.
TO ATTEND MEETING
Supt. B. N. Barnes, Principal
Rowel 1 Lane, and Howard Co
ble, public schools music teach
er, will Attend a -meeting of the
South Piedmont district School
master's club in Charlotte Fri
day night. Mr. Coble will take
part on the program, which will
feature music from Kings
Mountain and Charlotte Cen
tral high schools and an ad
dress by Elmer A. ftelker,
Charlotte lawyer. Mr. Lane is
secretary of the club.
Lions To Honor Mountaineer
At Football Banquet Tuesday
The King* Mountain Lions club
will honor the 1950 high school
football team at the club's annu
al football banquet Tuesday
The banquet will be held at the
Masonic Lodge Hall in the New
Naskm of (ht Lion* club I
Inviting gussts to ths club's
nl girt atimtMstod to aottfy
Dm IsWstSifc dab Ncntnf.
not lotor then taturdoy. In or
der that pnptr stosrreMone tor
Morrison building and It wiUl get
undarway at 7 o'clock. .
Feature of the banquet w&l be
an address by Clarence Stasa
vtch, head football coach and
athletic director at Lenolr-Rhyne
A large crowd is expected for
the annual event. Special guests
will include other members of
the Lenolr-Rhyne coaching staff,
members of th* Gardner ? Webb
college coaching staff, J. K. (Bud
dy) Lewis and J. R. Bradshaw, of
Gastonia, who coached las* sum
mer's Legion Junior baseball
team, and a number of out-of
town sports writers.
The banquet customarily At
tracts a capacity throng.
Specially honored will be mem
bers of the 1990 Mountaineer
football team and its coaches.
Mayor J. E. Herndon said Wed
nesday afternoon that J. H. Quat
tlebaum, of Queen City Coach
Company,' had told him in a tele
phone conversation that his com
pany is definitely .Interested in
building a bus station in Kings
He added, Mr. Herndon said,
that the company has several
.prospective sites in view which it
believes would be suitable. Mr.
Quattlebaum declined to men
tion them, the mayor said.
Mayor Herndon had called the
Queen City representative -to in -
quire about progress toward ob
taining a bus station here.
Plans for locating a bus station
at. the corner of Cherokee and
GOld streets in the New Morrison
Building fell through when Dr.
D. M. Morrison declined, to lease
his building for a temporary per
Under the plan, Dr. Morrison
had offered to lease the building
to Paul Byers for a five-year per- *
iod, with Mr. Byers, in turn, to
icontract his services as agent to
the bus operators for a similar
When the city board of com
missioners gave only temporary
approval of four months to the
proposed location, negotiations
fell through, and Dr. Morrison
rented the building to The Hos
iery Shop, which opened for busi
ness on Tuesday morning.
Dr. Morrison said he didn't
feel justified in renting the
building for the short period ap
proved by the city,, since consi
derable expense would have been
required of the lessee to make
the building suitable. He told
the. Herald, however, that Atlan
tic Greyhound and Mr. Byers
were willing to proceed with the
arrangements even on the tem
"Had the board approved it
for eveil one year," Dr. Morrison
said, "I would have been willing
to have gone ahead."
The city board declined perma
nent approval of the Gold-Chero
kee site due to traffic congestion
on Gold street. ?
Kings Mountain has been a
flag stop for buses since Febru
ary 16, 1949. Since that time, pas
sengers have had no waiting
room of any kind and have been
forced to brave the weather
while waiting on buses. Schedule
information has been unobtaina
ble from local sources.
Thursday At Central
The Kings Mountain high
school dramatics class and mixed
chorus wil] present a Christmas
program at Central auditorium
Thursday, December 14, at 8 o'
The dramatics class will pre
sent a playlet "Why The Chimes
Rang," and the mixed chorus,
^'Carols of Many Lands."
Miss Sara Alexander will di
rect the dramatics group and the
chorus will be under the direction
of Howard Coble. ' , .
Jean Lynch will be narrator for
the play and the following will
take part in the presentation:
Maxine Jenkins, Rheta Gamble,
Peggy Cloninger, Minnie Sue Mit
chum, Sonny McDaniel, Bob Mar
tin, Bud Falls, Charles Guyton,
Billy Bumgardner, Penelope Jane
Cansler and two Latvian stu.
dentsr Aldis and Andris Baltins.
The chorus ntimbers 60 stu
The public is invited to attend
Suber Buys First
1951 City Auto Tag
City license tag* arrived yes
terday and immediately went
on sale with Sam Suber, city
cemetery superintendent, mak
ing, the first purchase.
Tne 195) city tags were to
hare gone on sale December 1
but the manufacturer did not
make shipment in time. Many
city residents have tried to pat
chase tags since the first of the
The new tags are similar to
the 1951 North Carolina tags,
red numbers on a white back'
Tags must be purchased by
city residents for all motor ve
hicles according to city ordi
nance. They are on sale at the
clerk's office at City Hall and
cost is one dollar.