VOL.62 NO. 2
City Limits 7.199 ; ^
(Final Unofficial Census 1950)
, Immediate Trading Area 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
Kings Mountain. N. C? Friday. January 12. 1951
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Local News I
; . STORY HOUR
Miss Annie Roberts will .be
the story teller at Jacob S. Mau
ney Memorial Library Friday
afternoon from 4 to 5 o'clock
and all grammar grade child
ren are invited to attend. Mrs.
Eugene Roberts will be hostess.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Cradle, of
Paterson, N. J., have moved in
to an apartment at Miss Fan
ny"' Carpenter's. Mr. Cradle Is
connected with Slater Brothers
firm which has purchased Bet
ty Yarn Mill.
* MOVE TO ATLANTA
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Fryer
end children, Gregg and Phyl
lis, moved to Atlanta, Ga., last
week. Mr. Fryer has received a
promotion with Massey-Har
A total of $140.96 was collec
ted from the city's parking me
tew Wednesday according to a
report by City Clerk S. A.
Building permit was issued
January 4 to Earnest Couser for
construction at a one -story
dhed, four rooms, on Watter
Annual World Day of Pray
er service in Kings Mountain
will be held on February 9at
First Baptist church, according
to announcement this week by
Mrs. W. L. Preasly, who is ar
ranging the program.
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Pvt. Ralph P. Sanders, son of
Raymond P. Sanders, Sr., 0*
Kings Mountain has been re
ported wounded In action In
Korea by the army.
Wilson Griffin, of Griffin
Drug Co., attended a meeting at
Chapel Hill Thursday . cff- the
[legislative committee of the
North Carolina Pharmaceutical
association. ? ..
r STOCKHOLDERS MEETING
Annual stockholders meeting
of Home Building * Loan as
sociation will he held at City
Hall courtroom Thursday, Jan
uary '5th, at 5 p, m. according
to announcement by A. H. Pat
tetaon, secretary - treasurer.
Sale of 1861 cty license tags
for vehicles had reached 676
toy noon Thursday, considera
bly ahead of last year's sales
on the correspor -Mng date.
However, 1,123 tag* were sold
in 1950 indicating a large num
ber of vehicle owners have not
made purchases. Deadline Is
AT HARRIS FUNERAL
C. D. (Red) Ware Is now as
sociated with Harris Funeral
Home according to announce
ment by J. vdae Harris. Mr.
Ware wlH work part time and
will continue fate duties at
First Bsptist church. ; ?;
Mrs. Mauney SftUl|
In Partial Coma J
The Condition of Mrs. William
'Lawrence Mauney, prominent
Kings Mountain woman -who has
been seriously 111 for several
fnonths, not materially Chang
ed, her husband, Dr. W. L. Man;
ney said Thursday. " j
Mrs. Mauney remains in a se
mi-conscious condition and !? un
der constant care of nurses,
though She was returned to her
home on West Mountain street
Mrs. Mauney wa# a patient in .
Memorial hospital, Charlotte, and 1
aft Duke hospital, Duihaqa for
? nonths. She entered the hoe
Top $40,000 ?
The Kings Mountain postoffice
will return to (tret-class status
next July 1, on the basis of re
ceipts during the year 1950, which
The Kings Mountain postoffice
will thus regain the status It en
Joyed for the two-year period
from July 1, 1945, to July 1, 1947,
when postal receipts were swell
ed by heavy mail to servicemen
during the calendar years 1944
? Total receipts of $40,000 during
the calendar ye&r qualify the
particular postofflce for first
Previous high receipt years for
the local office were 1944, when
receipts totaled $43,003.78, and
1945, When receipts totaled $40,
Postmaster W. E. Blakely said
he felt the 1950 postoffice busi
ness was "on a solid basis," and
he said he felt the Kings^ Moun
tain postoffice would be able to
remain In the $40,000 bracket
First-class status makes little
difference in service and other
features of the postal service, Mr.
Blakely said. However, it will re
sult in an increase in postoffice
box rent, and provides a small
Increase In pay for the postmas
ter ?nd assistant postmaster.
Postal receipts Include stamp
sales, receipts for second class
and non-metered mail, arid box
rent. They do not include fees
from sale of money orders.
Final Rites Held
For J. A. Wright |
Funeral services were held at
First Baptist church Saturday at|
3 o'clock for J.uRus Alexander
Wright, 71, who died ol a heart
attack Thursday night at 11:55
I fiev. T. L. Catihwell, Jr., pastor
of the church, officiated at the
church service and Masonic rites
were conducted at Mountain Rest
cemetery toy John Floyd, past
worshipful master of the Kings
Mountain organization. ????J
| Mr. Wright had been in 111 heal -
th for several months. v&O VWt\
born in Shelby and had been a
resident of Kings Mountain for
35 years. For fifty yearn he was
a master barber.
He was a member of Falrview
Lodge No. 339, A. F, * A. M. and
was a member of First Baptist
church. He was the son of the late
Mr. and tyre. George Wright
Surviving are his wife, the for
mer Miss Lula Humphries; five
sons, K. E. Wright, of Miami,
FJa., Beck Wright, of Grover, W.
W. Wright, of Shelby, ?nd .Robert
S. and Gene Wright, of Kings
Mountain; four daughters, Mrs.
H. L Kiser, and Mrs. J. D. Sim
mons, both of Charlotte; Mrs.
Jack Seer est, of Shelby, and Mrs.
Paul hinder, of Bessemer City,
and a brother, Charles Wright,
and a sister, Mrs. Jake Alien,
both of Shelby.
Foi Love Hass 1
Funeral services for Love Huss, i
56, resident of route two, Kings |
Mountain, who died Monday a
round 9 a. m. at Veterans Hospi- .
tal. Columbia, S. C., were held at
Oak Grove Baptist church Wed- 1
neaday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Kev. C C, Crowe, the pastor, ^of
ficiated and burial was in the
ohuifh cemetry with military
honors by the Kings Mountain
National Guard company.
Mr. Hues was a veteran of
World War 1 with two years ser
vice in Prance. He had been fb
ill health for to months. J
He died of injuries and expos
ure suffered after a fail or leap
from a window at the hospital ac
cording to reports. He was found
at around 2 a. m. some eight
hours after the accident and died
* ' n hours later. Coroner's
1 not reached Kin]
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son, Vance Huss, of Kings Moun*
" - Mrs. Wil
The city board of commission
ers has set a 35-rhile-per-hour
speed limit for t rains passing
through the city. Action was ta
ken at the regular January meet
The speed limit is effective
January 15th, and, according to
discussion preceding th'o action,
is designed to slow trains from
traveling through the communi
ty at excessive, dangerous speeds.
The action of the board 'provides
a fine of $25 for violation of the
train speed limit.
In other action concerning rail
traffic* the board voted to ask
Southern Railway to improve the
Mountain and Gold street cross
ings. It was pointed Out that the
level of the main line tracks had
been raised but that the level of
the spur track was not raised, re
sulting in a traf'i-; hazard for
City Administrator Fuller re
ported no further word from Sou
thern Railway officials concern
ing the city request to Install a
traffic signal at the corner of
Mountain street and Battle
ground avenue. He reported that
equipment for the signal arrange
ment has been on hand for sev
eral weeks and that Indicated ap
proval by Southern Railway had
not yet been received.
In other actions, the board
<1) Declined to sell a portion of
the city reservoir property to A
merican Telephone & Telegraph
Company to r erection of ta radio
(2) Approved transfer of a taxi
franchise from Oliver Neal to
(3) Voted to install ' a sewer
line, if practicable, to the Na
tional Guard Motor Shed, and, If
not practicable to install a septic
tark to serve the building. The
Installation will toe a share-cost
arrangementithe National Guard
cost of $400-?500.
(4) Deferred suction on a re
quest of a Mrs. Rippy, who lives
near Rings Mountain Cotton Oil
Company, for a water line.
Remainder of the session was
devoted to discussion of possible
legislation on local matters tor
presentation to the 1951 General
The city may ask the legisla
ture to approve an amendment to
the hill setting up Kings Moun
tain Recorder's Court, the amend
ment to provide for employment
of a solicitor, either on a salary
or a fee basi$.
The oity may also ask the leg:
islature to authorize an election
for the adoption, or rejection, of
the city manager form of govern
City Attorney Davis pointed out
that machinery Is already provi
ded in the general statutes for
setting up the dty manager form
of government by special elec
tion. However, he added, the. po
wers and duties of .a city mana
ger, ere set forth toy the general
statutes, may not be exactly what
this city desires.
In such Instance, a special bill,
authorizing the election and con
taining the specific provisions,
would have to be pained.
. The board instructed Mr. Davis
to present a report on both the
recorder's court bWl and the city
manager form, as provided by
current statutes. t' ?
The Kings Mountain Choral
Society will meet each Thurs
day evening at the basement of
Central Methodist church at
7:30 from now until Easter, R.
S. Pet er, Jr., president, said
this week. The society Is be
ginning work on a special Eas
ter service. Persons who wish
to Join the choral group should
see Robert Oaborne, vice-pres
ident of the organization, Mr.
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MISSION PASTOR ? Rev. Vance
Daniel, pastor of Trinity Lutheran
church, ol Sanford. has accepted
the call ol the Board of American
Missions to serve a mission of the
Lutheran church here. Rev. . Mr.
Daniel and his family expect to
move to Kings Mountain od
Stockholders ol the First . Na
tional Bank held their annual
meeting Tuesity, re-elected di
rectors and heard reports of offi
cere on 1950 operations.
Following the stockholders'
meeting, the directors re-elected
Reports of officers showed the
bank enjoyed a prosperous year,
increasing loans by about $400,
000 during the year, deposits by
$395,000, and total resources by
about $407,000. The gain In total
resources represented an increase
The bank's statement at the'
close of business December 30,
1950, showed total assets of $4,
Officers of the bank are F. R.
Summers, president, B. S. Neill,
executive ^/ice-president, R.- L.
Mauney, vice-president, L. E. Ab
bott, cashier, and James C. Mc
Kinney, assistant cash)' .. Direc
tors Include Mr. Summers, Mr.
Neill, Mr. Mauney, Dr. L. P. Ba
ker, G. A. Bridges, W. K. Mauney,
P. M. Neisler, and M. A. Ware.
To Bailey Child
Funeral services for Donnie
Ray Bailey, eight-yeaT old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Broadus Bailey of
Margrace Mill who died of He
mophilia Tuesday night around
8:20 o'clock at his home, will be
held at Macedonia Baptist chur
dh Thursday afternoon at 4 p. m.
Rev. Robert L. Hardin, the pas
tor, will officiate and burial will
be in Oafclawn cemetery, Oaff
n?y, S;C, V-'-'r
The young boy had suffere<fcall
his life with hemophilia, an ab
normal tendency to bleed exces
sively. A brother, Larry Lee, died
last June of hemophilia.
He 4s survived by his parents,
two brothers, William and Ken
neth Bailey, of the home, / and
two sisters, Mrs. Floyd Carroll, of
Kings Mountain, and Eloise Bai
ley, of the home.
The second annual Christmas
Home Pilgrimage oi the Kings
Mountain Garden Club was a
successful one, officials at the
organization reported this
week. It was announced that
the Garden Club is making
plans to use the proceeds from
the pilgrimage for a local pro
With the city's triennial alec- 1
Itior only four months away,
speculation as to candidates for
the eeveral elective offices wu
belnr **v*Dced thla week among
Principal speculation concern
ed the office of mayor, obviously
arising from the opinion of ?
number of citizens that Mayor 3.
K. Hemdon will not -be a candi
date for re-election. Mayor Hern
don himself says he doesn't
know yet whether he'll seek re
election or not, tout he la not
closing the ?'oor to seeking ano
Considered sure to make the
race for mayor, regardless of
Mayor Herndon's decision, is
George W. Allen, who almost,
made the racetwo year* ago, and
who luls indicated since that he
will offer m iesu
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; er, and Mayor Pro Tempore Hal
D. Ward, completing hi* tint
| term as Ward 5 commissioner.
Moat observer* feel that Hie pos
sible candidacy of these t?.~ ?ien
f'.in^r , on Mayor Herndon's de
Thus far, only mlnofsiarpecul*
tion has been advanrori on the;
Several CO mm tasrloner ships. B.
. Hudson Bridges, Ward 4 commiSr
1 sloner, is undecided about seek
ing re election, stating, "I would
like to continue as a member of
the board, but it depends on my
health." Mr. Bridges was serious
ly ill with a heart condition sev
eral months ago, but ts how en
Joying better health.- possible
candidate for the Ward 4 poet is
Crady Howard, former Jaycee
president, fy - " c
Mr. Ward make the race for rnay
M it WMtkl #4wiittey in
the p-airttcuMr word and leave (he
posts open to newcomers. Neither
Mr. Ward nor Mr. Mauney deny
they aie considering making the
race for mayor. ^
Also to be chosen at the May
election will be Ward 4 and 5
?cftool trustee*. Dr. 'mWaMMlm
veteran chairman of tho school
board, is the Ward 4 trustee, and
B. S. NeHl ia the Ward 5 trustee.
As early as four months ago,
one source told the Herald that
there 1m a definite possibility "f
a woman candidate, or candi
dates, for the board cf city com
missioners this year. However,
the source declined to mention
In the 1949 o 1 ect jfcfc
wood. E. Lynch was elected Ward
2 school trustee and currently
holds the distinction of being the
Dr. H. H. Thompson* of Atlan
ta, Ga., will speak at a supper |
meeting at First Presbyterian
church. Monday ni^nt at 7 o'
clock and will address a meeting
of the Kings Mountain Presby
tery on Tuesday at Shiloh Pres
byterian church at Grover.
Ministers and laymen of the
41 churches' of the Presbytery
have been invited to attend the
pre-Presbytery meeting here
Monday night, Rev. P. D. Patrick
Dr. Thompson is chairman of
the committee on evangelism of
the Presbyterian General Assem
bly. He will make his address
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at
Shiioh fchurch on the subject of
The Shiloh meeting will 'be a
one-day session and will convene
at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning.
Retiring moderator, Rev. A. L.
Bixler, will open the meeting
with prayer, and at 11 a. m. will
preach the sermon.
Rev. A. H. Key, pastor of Bri -
tain and Duncan's Creek church
es, Rutherford county, is modera
Rev. W. A. Wilkerson will re
port for the program committee.
Rev. W. L. Brown of Shelby will
give the report on "The Minister
and His Work."
Reception of new ministers will
be followed by the noon recess
and luncheon at 12:15 p. m. and
the afternoon session nomination
'of moderator will take place.
Rev. Patrick and S. S. Weir are
delegates to the Presbytery meet
ing from the Kings Mountain
church. Gordon Hughes, Jr., end
J. G. Darracott will represent
Dixon Presbyterian church.
For Robert White
Funeral services lor Robert A.
White, 78, who died last Friday
at 11:15 a. m. at his home, were
held at Oak View Baptist church
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Rev. E. O. Gore of Zionville, for.
mer pastor of Oak View church,
officiated. He was assisted toy
ReV. J. H. Barrett, Rev. Robert L.
Hardin and Rev. Clay Ohllders.
Interment was in the church cem
Mr. White had been in ill heal
th for about five years. He was a
member of Oak View Baptist
Survivors include his wife, Mrs.
Mary Ann Blanton White; two
sons, Phares White of Blacksburg,
and Obrean White of Kings
Mountain; three daughter*, Mrs.
Malcolm Cablness of Shelby,
-route 5, Mrs. Ovaries Farris and
Mrs. L. C. Eaker of Kings Moun
tain; a Sister, Miss Elizabeth
White of Ear!; six grandchildren
and two great grandchildren.
Will Enter Army
Franklin Pethel, for the past 19
months minister of music at' St.
Matthew's Lutheran church, left
Kings Mountain Wednesday, pre
paratory to entering the army
next week. .
Mr. Pethel was to spend sever*
al days at his home in Kannapo
A graduate of Lenolr-Rhyne
college, Mr. Pethel has been ac
tive ii) several community pro
jects in addition to his work with
the St. Matthew's church. He has
served as director of the Kings
Mountain Choral society and was
a member of the Kings Mountain
He will enter the army from
Infantile Paralysis Fund Drive
Draft Head Reports
" Emergency 99 Plans
"Lend me a hand
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Doctors To Register
For Draft Monday
Doctors, dentists, and veter
in art cms who ban not reached
their 50th birthdays and who
aw not members of reserve
branches of the service are re
quired to register Monday (or
possible military service.
Registration will be bandied
at the office of the Cleveland
county selevtive service board
Required to register are men
who bold the following de
grees: bachelor of medicine, !
doctor of medicines, doctor of I
dental surgery, doctor of den
tal medicine, doctor of veteri
nary surgery and doctor of vet
ertncry medicine. Doctors who
hrve attained their 50th birth
days by January 15th are .not
required to register.
To Be Examined
About 100 Cleveland County
?men will go to Charlotte Friday
for pre-induction physical ex
aminations to determine their I
fitness for service In the army.
Majority o t the men will be in
the 20-year-old age group.
It will be the first group sent
to Charlotte for examinations In
On Friday, January 19, the se
lective board will send 40 men to
Charlotte for Induction Into the
The board has not yet received
Its quotas for February, Mrs. Cla
ra Newman, clerk to- the board,
said Thursday. In view of an
nounced demands of the army
for additional men, they are ex
pected to be large.
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Neil Grissom, native of Gaston
County, has Joined the staff of
Harris Funerar Home, according
to announcement by Ollle Hants,
A former manager of Ford Fu
nerat Home, in Gastonia, Mr.
Grissom has had 16 years exper
ience as funeral director and em
balmer. He has worked with mor
tuaries at Blade Mountain and
^ Mr. Grissom is a veteran of
World War II, having served
three years in the U. 8, Marine
Corps. He fei ? Presbyterian and
He is married to the former
Miss Annie Price, of Lowndes
v+lle S. CThe couple have t*ro
children, Hell, Jr., age 8, and Da
vid Price, 2. Mrs. Grissom is a
The Grissom* reside at Hern
In the event of an all-out war
emergency, Clevaland county will
have four draft boards, rather
than the one now operating, ac
cording to announcement Wed
nesday by Col. T. H. Upton, state
director of selective service.
Plans are already blue-printed
for quick expansion of the selec
tive service system, Col. Upton
said, with the state's current to
tal of l'Ol boards to be expanded
If enacted, the expansion plan
will mean that Kings Mountain
would have a selective service
board, as It did during World
War II, which would serve Num
ber 4 and Number 5 townships.
The Cleveland plan calls for a
board at Shelby, .with two other
boards to serve other portions of
Under the (blueprint tot Cleve
land county, James Houser, cur
rently a member of the selective
service board, would become a
member of the Kings Mountain
board, with two other members
and a -medical officer to be ap
Selective service board mem
bers are appointed toy national
headquarters, on recommenda
tion of the clerk of court and
state headquarters. It Is under
.stood that Clerk of Court E. A.
Housed has made recommenda
tions to state headquarters. How
ever) Mr. Houser was not In his
office Thursday afternoon, due to
Illness, and identity of the pros
pective board members was not
State headquarters asked Mr.
Houser to recommend additional
selective service board members
several weeks ago, and If *lso
notified draft boards to check fil
es for quick transfer of registra
tion cards to the new boards. Col.
Upton said this had been accom
The additional boards will not
toe activated at the present time,
and will not be, unless an all
out emergency develops, Col.
Hilton Ruth, manager of
Belk's Department Store, who
underwent an emergency op
eration for appendicitis two
weeks ago, is now able to be
put of toed for short periods dur
ing the day. It will be several
days, however, before he is able
V> return to his duties at Belk's.
Ivan Weaver, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Weaver, and Herald
linotypist, enlisted Thursday
1n the army air force. He left
Charlotte Thursday for Lack
land A|r Base, San Antonio,
Everything is virtually in read
iness lor Kings Mountain's part
in the nation-wide fund cam
paign to fight infantile paralysis,
Sam Stallings, Kings Mountain
chairman, reported Thursday.
Mr.. Stallings announced addi
tional members of the solicita
tion committee for the Number .4
Township drive, which has a goal
Mr. Stallings said that Mrs.
| Franklin Harry and Mrs. Broad-'.
J us Ellis will serve as co-chairmen
of the campaign in G rover, while
Lamar Hernuon will head the
Bfeth-Ware cornmittee. He also
announced that "George H. Mau
ney will serve as co-chairman
with Jacob Cooper of the Kings
Mountain committee handling
gifts of industry and industrial
Still to be announced is a chair
man for the Patterson Grove com
The fund campaign begins
Monday and efforts will be made
to complete the drive by the end
of January, Mr. Stallings said.
Kings Mountain and Number
4 Township have a liberal Tecord
in su parting the annual March
of Dimv'S campaign. Two years
ago, following the heavy epide
mic year of 1&4$, it g&ve more
than $7,000 to the fund. Lost
year, almost $5,000 was contri
buted by local area citizens.
The Cleveland County chapter
of the National Infantile ParaJy- -
sis Foundation proyldes treat
ment to victims of the disease,
and ?t?wed a deficit of more
than 16,000 at the 'beginning of
the year. A special allocation of
more than $4,000 was recently
J made to Cleveland county by the
[national organization. More than
30 patients are being provided
treatment by the Cleveland
chapter at the present time.
"We have a very enthusiastic
committee-, and 1 feel that Num
ber 4 Township will meet dts
quota," Mr. Stallings said. "There
are many appeals for funds, but
few people will argue the need
for funds for this purpose. None
who has seen the tragic results
of a polio epidemic will fail to
support the campaign as liberal
ly as they possibly can." .
The National Infantile Paraly
sis Foundation, in addition to e
mergency work in epidemic a
reas, conducts research to de
termine the cause of polio and
to develop improved methods erf
Brown Will Speak
Rev. George Brown, assistant
pastor of First Presbyterian chur
ch of Gastonla, will speak at ev
ening services at First Presby
terian church here on Sunday ev
ening at 7:30.
The sermon of Rev. Mr. Brown
will continue the observance of
Foreign Mission month, which
continues through January.
Mr. Brown Is a missionary ap
pointee to Koresi, but war condi
tions have prevented his going
Both Mr. Brown and his wife
grew up in the mission field.
Tax Listers Work
After a quick spurt during
the .opening days, tax listing,
has "slowed up" according to
a report by Bright D. Batterree,
Number 4 Township list taker
who announced that listers will
be at City Hall on Saturday an-. '
til 5 p. m.
All citlsens can't come the *
last day or even the last week."
Mr. Batterree said as he urgod
citlsens who base not listed
to do so as soon as possible m .
order to avoid the last minute
All city and county citlsens.
aie required by law to list pee* '
party with the list takers each
year for tax purposes. Books
will close on January 31st and
late llstets will be penallML
Mr. Batterree pointed out.
Mr. Batterree and City Lists*
Joe H. McDanleL Jr.. are locat
ed In the courtroom at City
Hall at all times with the fol
lowing exception? Mr. Batter* *f|
ree will be at Hemdon'e store
In Grover on Thursday, Janu
ary It and Thursday, January ,
Farmers are also required to
give Information for the annual
farm csnsun. Chorlio Ware flOB
ducts this phase of the anneal