City Limits 7.193
(Final Unofficial Census 1950)
Immediate Trading Area 154X10
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL.69 NO. 3
Kings Mountain, N. C.. Friday, January 19, 1951
v i A total of $136.63 was collec
ted from the city's parking me
ters Wednesday according to a
xeport by City Clerk S. A. Crouso.
| BUILDING PERMIT
A building permit was issu
ed at City Hall Wednesday to
Zion Baptist church lor repairs.
Cost was estimated at $3,500.
Mrs. Grace Whisnant will be
.story teller and Mrs. Paul Hen
dricks hostess at a story hour
*t Jacob 3. Mauney 'Memorial
Library Friday from 4 to 5 p.
to. for children through the
.fourth grade. All children are
urged to attend.
City auto owners had pur
chased 733 city auto tags
through Wednesday afternoon,
according to a report of S. A.
Crouse, city cleric. The total
.sales compared with 653 sold
through January 17, 1950. Mo
torists are required to display
the tags on their cars on Feb
AT SECOND WESLEYAN
Rev. E. L. Henderson, presi
dent of the North Carolina con
ference, will speak at Second
Wesleyan Methodist church
Sunday at 7 p. tn. Rev. Y. H. .
Carter, pastor, made the an
nouncement and Invited the
public to attend.
\Peck Says Lake Montonia Road
\Scheduled For Paving In Spring
Contracts May Be
let In Febrnaxy
On U.S. 74 Job
The Lake Montonia road is
scheduled for hard -surfacing in
the spring and contracts . for
building an additional dual lane
on U. S. 74 from Kings Mountain
to Gastonla may be Jet In Feb
ruary, Lewis B. Peck, division
highway engineer said Thursday.
Mr. Peck emphasized that let
ting of contracts on the U. S. 74
project could be delayed, but he
said that present schedule calls
for action on this new road next
month. The highway department
had hoped the project would be
in the January projects, he added.
Mr, Peck said the hl^way de
partment plans no drastic chan
ge on the present roadbed of the
Lake Montonia road. He said
plans call for paving the strip
from the York road to the Lake
Montonia club gate, where state
The Lake Montonia road is
heavily * traveled, particularly
during the summer.
Survey on the additional dual
lane to Gastonla, to be construct
ed north of the present strip, calls
for Junctions with the present
two-lane road on the curve at
Kings Mountain city limits and
at the Love Heights section in
Gastonla. The present road wouid
be used for eastbound traffic and
the new road for westbound traf
Construction of the new dual
lane will create a four-lane bou
levard between Kings Mountain
and Gastonla. It will be a federal
Hoppt. Will Speak
Ed Hopper, student at Columbia
Theological Seminary, will prea
ch at the Presbyterian church
Sunday imorning. He will also
apeak at xMxon and at the Pres
byterian Youth Fellowship Sun
day evening. Continuing Foreign
Mission season, there Will be a
film shown at the evening ser
vice about conditions In Japan.
Mr. Hopper is ? graduate of
Davidson college and a native at
Mississippi. He is in Ms second
year at the seminary.
Mrs. Helen G. Neal, of Kings
Mountain, attended a meeting
In Raleigh last weekend of the
United Forces for Education.
This group includes the Nation
al Education association, Na
tional Grange, Farm Bureau,
and N. C. P-TA Congress.
Jury Rales Instil
In Death Of Hal
A coronet's Jury ruled justifia
ble homicide Tuesday In the
death of Ralph David Dover.
The Jury's finding thus freed
Randolph Dover, 19-year-old Wa
co high school student, of char
ges at murder in connection with
the fatal gun duel at the Dover
farm last Saturday afternoon* 1:
Mr. Dover died almost instantly
when he was rtfuck In the center
of the forehead by a bullet from
a -22 calibre rifle His son, Ran
dolph, admitted firing the fatal
Shot to Sheriff Hugh A. Logan.
The shooting took place be* j
tween the Dover house and barn
and other members of the family
testified that the elder man had
fired four times, at least
times at his son, according to
Coroner J. Ollie Harris, of Kli.g*
Mountain, who Investigated. ?
Mt. Dover fired on Ms son with
J2 Colt pistol with wfefeh he
Randolph and ?
Pratt Howell, in
a short time before the
some 75 yards a
the duel and the
* fired a first shot
ler's head. A secohd
that ho *N*rt
Tax Listing Pace
Tax listing bad slowed down
to a crawl this week and brou
ght a warning from listing of
fidals that the deadline for the
annual listing Job is fast-ap
"It appears there'll really go
ing to be a lait-mlnute -Jam
up," B. D. Ratternee. county list
taker, remarked. "v "Very few
business and manufacturing
firms bare listed and .they're
going to cost themselves some
time if they wait until the rush
All property owners are re
quired to list for taxes during
January. Both city and county
listing officials are at City Hall
daily from 8:30 a. m. to 5:30 p.
m. Males between 21 and SO
are required to list for poll tax.
Loom-Tex Corporation increas
ed wages eight cents per" hour,
according to announcement by
P. A. Hudson, superintendent.
The wage raise was effective
January 1, 1951, and was reflec
ted in wage payments made last
week. ? <
The Increase puts the Loom
Ttex wage scale on ai par with
with other textile plants In the
area, Mr. Hudson stated.
j Loom-Tex war Just getting into
foil operations and was unable
to Institute the Increase at that
time," Mr. Hudson said. "The
company is glad to be able to
raise the scale," he continued.
With Radford Firm
Billy F. Thronfeburg, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Y. F. Throneburg, left
Wednesday for Radford, Va.,
where he has accepted a position
with Hercules Powder company.
Mr. Throneburg was graduated
from N. C. State college last June
with the degree of B. S. in Chemi
cal Engineering. He took special
work In Journalism at the Uni
versity of North Carolina in the
summer end In the fall quarter
and served briefly on the staff of
the Herald during the Christmas
Directors of the Kings Moun
tain Country Club, Inc., will
hold a dinner meeting at the
club Friday night at T o'eloJc,
according to announcement by
David Weill, ascretoay.
Iph David Dover
Mr. Dover had threatened Ran
dolph and Mrs. Howell.
Sheriff Logan testified that the
slain nan had been placed on
probation for three years In July,
1949, oil the condition that he not
handle firearms for chat period.
Re also said that he had been ar
retted once for assaulting his son
with a shotgun.
The aheriff also said that he
had received several calls from
Mrs. Dover reporting abuse by
Mr. Dover was a native of Cle
veland County and was the son
of John Dover, of Grover, end the
late Mrs. Dovtr, the former Miss
bailie Pumam. He was a prosper
ous fanner and fead lived around
three miles wast of Cherryville
for the past nine years. -
Funeral services were held at
the home Monday morning at 11
o'clock. Rev. T. W. Fogleman?
pastor of Bethlehem Baptist
church, of which he was a mem
ber, officiated and Kev. A. M. Ri
ser, of Waco, assisted. Burial was
in Bethlehem church cemetery.
Survivors include hia wife, the
former Mlas Mary Hem don ; thrte
sons, Frank Dover, of Raleigh,
and George and Randolph Dover,
of Cherry vllle; three daughters,
Mrs. Pratt Howell, of Chsrryvllle,
To Leave Friday
Forty-one Cleveland County
men leave Friday fo r induction
into the army< via the selective
One month hence, on February
19, the Cleveland board will fur
nish an additional 55 men for
induction, according to quota as
signed by state headquarters.
Mrs. Clara Newman, clerk to
the board, said the board had not
yet received a quota for pre-in
duction examination for Febru
She reported that 16 Cleveland
county doctors registered Mon
day under the provisions calling
for registration of doctors under
50 years og age.
Of the 82 men sent to Charlotte
for pre-induction examinations
last Friday, 53 were found physi
cally fit. for army duty, Mrs. New
She also said no Information
hard been received 'by the local
board on two directives announc
ed this week by President Tru
man. One directive would re
quire any youth volunteering for
the service to file an application
with his draft board for voluntary
induction. The other would allow
draft boards which fluid the bus
iness of the board too heavy to
incorporate the aid of additional
panels. . ,
The Kings Mountain Minister
ial association revised its "pray
er-for-peace" program, at a
breakfast meeting of the group
Due to confusion concerning
the noonhour call to prayer, the
ministers voted to discontinue
this phase of the program, but
it urged all churches, schools, ci
vic and service clubs and other
groups to continue devotihg spe
cial emphasis to prayers for
"The Ministerial association
wishes to advise the people of
Kings Mountain that the change
is not an effort to decrease the
amount of prayer, but to streng
then and to unify our efforts," a
The association announced
that two special services will be
conducted In the city oh Sunday,
February 11. At 4 o'clock in the
afternoon, an open meeting of
Alc^nolrt* Anonymous will be
held at Vint Presbyterian chur
ch. In the evening, at 7:30, an an
nual Boy Scout service will be
held at First Baptist church, with
Rev. W. L. Pressly, pastor of Boy
ce Memorial ARP church, preach
ing the sermon.
- The breakfast -meeting was
held at the home at Rev. and
Mrs. Pressly. Rev. J. H. Brendall,
Central Methodist pastor, retir
ing president, turned over the
duties of president to Rev. P. D.
Patrick, First Presbyterian pas
Mr. Patrick expressed appreci
ation for his service here to Rev.
H. E. Crump, who is resigning as
pastor of K Art-Church of the Na
zarene to accept a pastorate at
Rock Hill, S. C. Mr. Oramp will be
succeeded by Rev. Clyde IfcKen
zie, of Concord.
The group also passed a reso
lution in which it expressed ap
preciation to the Kings Mountain
Herald tot its cooperation in pre
senting news of church activities.
Radio Club Member
' ? *
The Kings Mountain Radio
club, W4DOZ is now a member
of the Piedmont Radio Net ac
cording to announcement by
Harold Hunnictttt ; # . -
The local club meets every
Wednesday night at 7:30 o'clock
and the club Joins the net meet
ing on the adr at 9 p. m. each
Wednesday, Mr. Hunnicutt
The club meets at Mr. Hunni
cutt's "Dog House." i
As a public service the club ac
cepts messages to all points of
Haywood E. Lynch, owner of
Western Auto Associate Store, has
purchased the former Presbyter
Ian Church property and adjoin
ing lot'on Mountain street, Mr.
Lynch said Thursday morning.
The former Presbyterian church
property, a lot containing 75 feet
by 100 feet, Mr. Lynch purchas
ed from H. Tom Fulton. The ad
joining lot, now occupied by a
frame dwelling and containing
50 feet 'by 100 feet, was purchas
ed from" Dr. R. N, Baker and W. D.
Consideration involved in the
joint transaction was not an
nounced. However, Mr. Fulton
had offered his bloc of property
to the City of Kings Mountain
several months ago for $15,000.
He had acquired the property
from owners of Kings Mountain
furniture Company, who, in turn,
had purchased the lot from trus
tt ? of First Presbyterian church.
' Mr. Lynch purchased the prop
erty with the immediate inten
tion, he said, of erecting a bus
iness building to accommodate!
his Western Auto Store and pos
sibly other businesses. However,
he added, the government's
freeze on commercial building
may prevent early development
of the property. Under the current
government order, all commerci
al building is halted until Febru
ary 15th. After that time, it was
announced, commercial 'build
ings may he erected only on au
thorisation of the National Pro
duction Authority. .
Four members of the senior
class of Kings Mountain High
School were inducted Into the
National Honor society in a spec
ial ceremony at the school on
The four seniors inducted were
Audrey Byars, Louise Carpenter,
Carl Cole and Ranee Henderson.
The induction group represent
ed the final five percent of the
graduating class and were chosen
by secret ballot by the present
members and the faculty.
Following the induction cere
mony, Rev. T. L. Cash well, pastor
of First Baptist church, made an
address on "Scholarship," which
he defined as "the ability to use
the brain for thinking."
Principal Rowell Lane made ?
talk to the new members, citing
the high honor of membership in
the society, and members of the
society made brief talks outling
the principles on which the so
ciety i i founded. ,
Jim Yarboro discussed "Ser
vice," Gene Mauney discussed
"Character," John Wsrhck talk
ed on "Leadership" and Earl
Morgan discussed "Scholarship."
Bobby Edens presented Mr.
Cashwell, and Valerie Baity ren
dered a vocal solo. Mustc was
furnished by Miss Cornelia Cobb
and Howard Coble.
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Funeral rites for Mtas Callie
M. Carpenter, who died at 10:30
p. m. Thursday night, January 11,
were hekl Saturday afternoon at
St Mark's Lutheran church near
Grouse, interment following 1n
the church cemetery.
Miss Carpenter died suddenly
of a heart attack.
Daughter of the late Sylvan us
and Emma Weaver Carpenter,
Miss Carpenter .was reared and
lived most of her life In the St
Mark's community, and was s
lifelong member of the St Mark's
Church. She was 98 years of age.
No close relatives survive. She
had resided here at the home of
Mr. and Mm J. E. Aderholt
lev. L. M. Miller, pastor of St.
Mark's Church, conducted the fu
neral rites. -
Home Bldq. 6 Loot
Annual meeting of sbershold
era of Home Building A Loan as
sociation will be held next Thurs
day, afternoon at 5 o'clock at City
Principal business of the meet
Ing will include election of di
rectors for the forthcoming year
ami prMPrrtaflnn of reports On the
past year's activities by associa
State Defense Head
To Be Heard Here
BUSY STUDENT ? Dwight Ware/
of Kings Mountain, Is a busy
student at Western Carolina Tea
chers College. He is active in ex
tra-curricular activities, and ia
making a good academic record.
Ware Is Active
CULLOWHEE. ? When he gra
duated from Kings Mountain
high school in 1947 there Was an
honor seal on his. diploma; now
completing his senior year of
college at Western Carolina Tea
chers College, Dwight Ware, son
of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Ware of
Kings Mountain, has continued
his high -scholastic record.
During the five quarters he has
been a student at WCTC, Dwight
has been named to the honor roll
four times. Two of these were the
Alpha and two, Beta.
Dwight is preparing himself
for a teaching and coaching ca
reer. He expects to receive his
Bachelor of Science ? degree in
physical education and biology
Following his graduation from
high school where he made a
name for himself on the gridi
ron, he enrolled for one year at
Catawba College in Salisbury.
There he played freshman foot
ball. His second year was spent
at Gardner-Webb Junior College
in Boiling Springs. Again he
made a name for himself in the
Upon enrolling at Western Car
olina Teachers College in the fall
of 1949, Dwight discovered that
his year of football at Catawba
made him ineligible for further
competiton. He thei?'-?ffered to
assist head coach Tom Young of
the Catamounts in any <way he
could. He, along with Norr's J?n
es, another Gardner ? Webb stu
dent, was named to coach the
Catamount freshman squad. Dur
ing the two years that Dwight
and Jones were coaches the Kit
ty mounts lost only two games,
winning over such junior colleges
as Mars Hill, Brevard, Ashevllle -
Bi It more, and Gardner - Webb.
In addition to his scholastic
and athletic accomplishments,
Dwight has been active in many
extra ? curricula activities. He
is vice-president of the Physical
Education Club and is a member
of i he Student Senate and of the
college Science club.
Dwight has been examined and
found acceptable for service in
the armed forces. If the postpone
ment he has requested is granted
he will obtain his degree before
entering the service. Then his
coaching career, In his words,
"will have to wail until I can
get back around to it."
Chaixman Stalling* Reports Polio
Fond Campaign Off To Good Start
Jones To Speak
To Civic Clubs
E. Z. Jones, state director ol
civilian defense, will address a
Joint meeting of Kings Mountain
civic clubs on Tuesday. qjgfrt at 1
o'clock at the Masonic Lodge hall
In the Morrison building.
Mr. Jones is expected to dis
cuss North Carolina's plans for
perfecting a coordinated civil de
He will speak to members of
the Kings Mountain Kiwanis club
the Kings Mountain Lions club,
the Kings , Mountain Junior
Chamber of Commerce. Also in
vited to attend will be members
of the Kings Mountain and Gro
ver city boards of commission
ers, Red Cross leaders and oth
The program lias ?been arrang
ed by Ollie Harris, Kings Moun
tain chairman of civilian defen
Mr. Jones, formerly of Burling
ton, was named civil defense di
rector by Governor W. Kerr Scott
Kings Mountain Man
James Newton, 44, who lives
on the Grover Road, shot himself
three time in the. stomach at his
home Tuesday night.
He Is expected to recover,
though his condition was report
ed as "fdir" by Shelby hospital
Constable Will Blackburn, who
investigated^ said a taxi driver
who. was answering a call to
Newton's home heard the shots,
then retired from the scene when
Newton came out on the porch
and said he had been shot. The
cabman, Clark Rushing, notified
Constable Blackburn, who was
first under the impression that
some assailant had sftiot Newton.
Rushing had taken Newton
home at 9:15. Newton shot him
self with a .38-callber pistol a
bout 10 o'clock. Investigating
officers also found several shots
in the ceiling of the house.
Mr. And Mrs. Poston
Injured In Wrack
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Poston,
well-known Kings Mountain ci
tizens, sustained injuries in an
auto accident near Toluca Sun
The ear Mr. Poston was driving
crashed into a set of cement
steps, when it failed to make an
intersection on Highway 18. Vis- .
Ibility was poor due to fog. ]
Both received treatment at the
Edwards clinic at Toluca. Mrs.
Postoii suffered from shock and
Mr. Pbston received several cuts.
The car was virtually demolish
ed. Mr. and Mrs. Poston were re
turning from Morganton when
the accident occurred.
BACK ON JOB
Hilton Ruth, manager of
Belk's Department Store, Was
back at work this week on a
part-time basis, following a re
cent appendectomy. Also re
turned to wortc, though using a
wheel chair, was Drace Peeler,
who suffered a broken heel
weeks ago in a fall from the
roof of his home,
Though first report by Treasur
er J. C. McKinney showed a cash
cn-hand figure of only $129 In
the township's annual March of
Dimes financial campaign, the
drive was reported off to a good
?tart this week.
Sam S tailings, chairman, satd
Initial reports from so Melting
committee? Indicated that the
vast majority of citizens and
business firms are responding to
the request for funds to fight In
Goal in the township campaign!
la $6,000. ,T
Funds derived from the cam
paign are used to provide treat
ment for polio victim* and to con
duct research to Improve methods
of prevention and treatment
Currently, the Cleveland coun
ty chapter is defraying coata of
treatment for more than 30 polio
"Initial reports indicate the
campaign is off to a food start,"
Mr. Stalling* said. "Committee
members report they are getting
a good reception on their calls
and that the people are being
quite liberal in making their do
The campaign began Monday
and continues through January.
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For Local Unit
Kings Mountain's new hospi
tal is tentatively scheduled to
i open on February 12. according
i to announcement this week by
Robert Moser, administrator of
Cleveland county hospitals.
Though it is possible the form
, al opening may be delayed, pres
ent schedule calls for opening on
that date. .
Preliminary inspection of the
new 24 -bed ' hospital on West
King street is scheduled for next
Wednesday, with final inspection
So**]16*# for Monday, January
29, Mr. Moser said.
Next Wednesday, tho general
contractor, sub-contractors and
the architect will .inspect the
building. They will nave until the
following Monday to correct defi
ciencies, if any are discovered.
On January 29. the final in
speetion will be made at 1pm,
by the county hospital board of
trustees, and representatives of
the North Carolina Medical Care
commission, the U. S, Public
Health Service, North Carolina
t^partment of Public Health, the
architect and contractors.
I wmqKIP?ie?t',,already on hand
ln"pe??ra"ed '?"0W,"S '?'?
p,an? now cal1 for an
February 12. ?n ** ?Pen,ng date
^h,,? ]i?ted 83 a 24 -bed hos
P lta',.th? hospital will actually
r^Iar beds- P1^ four
and a dozen bas
sinets, Mr. Moser said.
Plan of operation calls for 24
or 25 regular employees at the
hospital, Including an office
manager, who will handle ad
missions and financial arrange
ments, head nurse, several grad
"Ur^' a dietitician and
w111 no regular staff
physician at the hospital, but its
facilities will be available for
d?ct?rs who are mem
bers of the Cleveland County Me
dical society. Other physicians
filwi?Hrge0: 1a Wl11 have USe ?f th?
facilities when called in for con
?, &bsy,1rm,,er <?<*?<?????
The hospital will be known as
the Kings Mountain unit of cie
ve , and ounty Hospitals, and It
dnn nni,Un?cr the dlrect supervls
XL? Jnember 0011 nfy hos
pital board of trustees.
. Present membership of the
man inClAUde9, J- D- E11,ott- ?halr.
man, L. Arnold Kiser W v
Sunfy- Hunter Neislw, A. B.'
Hamrick, W. H. Covington, Her
cif.? Kester Hamrick, J. R.
w K'r r J,rllck| Mrs- Mabel
welf C A jf u? ?rn' Ja*ne? Corn
well, C. A. Britton, and Joe Aug.
Kit!*. Mauney is treasurer of the
? a,n un,t' whlle Mr.
Beam 1s treasurer of the Shelby
In Rings Mountain
Carl Francisco, field man for
the North and South Carolina
Jersey Cattle clubs, has set up an
office 1n Kings 'Mountain.
A graduate of Kansas State
college, Mr. Francisco was form
erly manager for several years of
Middlebrook Farms, Asbury
Pari*, N. J., and is an experienced *
Mr. Francisco said his new du
ties Included reorganization of
several cluhs in thearea and of
assisting county farm agents and
vocational agricultural teacher*
In anything concerning the dairy
The North and South Carolina
cluto are associated with the
American Jersey Cattle Club, Co
Mr. and Mrs. Francisco moved
to Kings Mountain around Janui
ary 1st and reside at 511 Cre?t
cent Hill road.
Elkln's Auto Hit ^
By Reckless Driver
Mrs. E. E. Elkin suffered a
slight concussion in an accident
Sunday around 3 p. m. near Val
Mr. Elkin and little son were
also slightly Injured in the mtah
The Elkin car was going up ?
mountain near Valdese when It
was struck by a vehicle coming
down the incline. The driver of
the other car was held on recklca* ?>
Mrs. Elkin has recovered from
her injuries. She is the daughter .
of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Crouch, of
Wells street. ?.'?r.-.J