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City Limits 7.193
(Final Unofficial Census 1950)
Immediate Trading Area 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
*J O Pa^es
Kings Mountain, N. C., Friday, February 2. 1951
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Regular story hour for chil
dren through the fourth grade
will be held at Jacob S. Mau
ney Memorial library Friday
from 4 to 5 p. m. with Mrs. Hal
Morris as teller and Mrs. Frank
Ussery as hostess. All children
are urged to attend. <
WALL HERE SUNDAY
Dr. Zeno Wall, of Shelby, for
mer Baptist Orphanage super
intendent and former pastor of
Shelby First Baptist church,
?will deliver 'both morning and
evening services at First Bap
tist church in the absence of
. the pastor, Rev. T. L. Cashwell,
Rev. T. L. Cashwell, Jr., pas
tor of First Baptist church, left
Monday lor Louisville, Ky.,
where he will take a two-week
study course at the Baptist
Seminary. He will return to
Kings Mountain on February
NO MONET WEDNESDAY
No revenue was collected
from the city's parking meters
Wednesday. Meter Officer S.
R. "Pop" Davidson reported that
lie was unable to fit the key
Into the meter lodes because all
the machines had "frozen up."
during the Icy weather this
CITY TAG SALES
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cenae plates had reached a to- .
t*l of fcl toy okWng time Wsd
nesday according to a report by
I City Clerk S. A. Crouse. Over
1,100 tags were sold by the city
fn 1950, indicating the possi
bility that some motorists had
not made purchases toy the
February 1 deadline.
A club night party will be
held at the Kings Mountain
Country Club Saturday even
ing at 8 o'clock, according to
announcement this week by
the social committee. The ev
ening's entertainment will In
clude dinner and dancing.
Members are asked to make
reservations as early as possi
ble. . ?
Regular meeting of the Kings
Mountain Junior Chamber of
Commerce will be held Tues
day evening at 7 o'clock at the
high school cafeteria. Follow! n
the meeting, a rehearsal of the
Jaycee Minstrels of 1951 will
be held at the auditorium.
Captain Oliver T. Hayes, Jr.j
husband of Mis. Gloria Brown
Hayes *nd son of Mr. and Mrs.
Oliver T- Hayes, Sr., has been 'a
warded the Distinguished Flying
Croat for "outstanding meritori
ous aervice" in Korea. '
The officer, Who is serving as ?
pilot with the Third Bomb Group
of the Fifth Air Force, was ci
ted for a mission he flew on Au
gust 33, 1980.
The accompanying citation
says that Hayes was pilot of ?
B 26 attack bomber dispatched In
a night intruder mission over
Communist-held Korea on that
"As he neared enemy territc-.',"
the citation says, "he noticed a
loss of power in the left engine
of Ms plane. Although he would
have been justified in returning
to hMtMiiWHtuse of the trouble
and the darkneas, he proceeded
on his course, attacking the <?#!
my as briefed, although the left
engine was delivering progfeca*!
slvely leas power." V . 3
Hayes landed safely et his base
In Japan. His "aggressiveness to
trepidity and self less devotion to
duty," were cited as reflecting
-"greet credit on htmaelf, his or
ganisation and the United States
Captain Hayes has been 4n this
? since IMS and Is a vet<^
Air Force in the European
<*f operations during
World War H. 7
. *nt overseas In
April, 1950, he was stationed at
i ag. pi*,.
By Civic Clubs
Officials of three Kings Moun
tain civic clubs, the Kiwanis and
Hons clubs and Junior Chamber
of Commerce, were notified by the
Woman's Club last weekend that
future use of the clubhouse
would be denied after January
Though the Lions club had al
ready made arrangements to hold I
regular meetings at the Masonic i
Lodge dining hall, officials of the !
other clubs expressed surprise at I
the Woman's Club action.
In letters to heads of the three I
clubs, the Woman's Club wrote:
"Having released our present
official hostess as of January 31,
1951, we will be unable to con
tinue offering the use of our fa
cilities for your meetings. We
trust this will not cause you any
Inconvenience and that you will
be able to make satisfactory ar
"With since good wishes for the
prosperity of the club
of our town, as we work toward
mutual objectives, we remain,
most sincerely, Executive Board,
Kings Mountain Woman's Club."
Included was a copy of a let
ter from the Woman's Club exec
utive board to Mrs. I. Ben Gofor
th, who has ibeen serving meals
to the three clubs. It read:
"With all proper appreciation
for your past activities we wish
to Inform you that your official
services as hostess of the Kings
Mountain Woman's Club will ter
minate as of January 31. 1951."
The Kiwanis club has made
temporary arrangements to use
the high school cafetria for its
meetings. The Jaycees will meet
at the high school cafeteria Tues
day night and at that time will
^um the matter. It is expected
that -the mfii join the
Lions at the Masonic Lodge din
ing hall, President Faison Barn
Though no mention was made
of the matter in the letters of
notification, it was understood
that the rental fees foruse of the
Woman's Club building was In
volved. The Woman's Club had
been charging the civic clubs six
dollars per evening for use of its
facilities. Several weeks ago, it
discussed the matter with repre
sentatives of the civic clubs, at
which time the Woman's Club
said 4ts rental fee was too low
to cover operating costs and ad
vanced the proposition of charg
ing a 10-cent-per -plate tax on
the hostess. - ? -
At the time, the Lions club
suggested that, if rates were in
sufficient, that the Woman's Club
adjust rates charged the clubs
! without the per -plate fee.
Home B. & L
Had Good Year
Annual meeting of stockhold
ers of Home Building & Loan as
sociation was field Thursday af- ,
temoon, January 25, at City Hall
courtroom. The stockholders
heard reports on 1950 operations |
and re-elected all directors.
Report -by A. H. Patterson, sec
retary - treasurer, showed the as
sociation had passed the one mil-.
Hon figure in total assets for the
first time In Its 38-year history,
with total assets of $1,009,779.06.
Mr. Patterson also reported that
the association made 156 mort
gage |oans during the year, to
taling $293,818.12, Including 62
loans for construction of new
homes, 18 for the purchase of
homes, and 76 other loans. Total
stockholders at the end of the
year was 1,293, including 121 col
"Mortgage loans at the end of
the year totaled $850,95042, rep
resenting an increase lor 1950 of
$106,718. Total number of loans
hi force was 496. DMdends paid
during the year to shareholders
at the rate of three percent total
ed $28,288.52, and the association
added $14,000 to Its reserve fund,
which now totals $69,000. The
association's earning rate for the
year was 4:8442 percent.
The Shareholders approved the
addition to the reserve fund and
voted the directors authority to
change the nam# of the associa
tion to "Home Savings and Loan
Association," should the direc
tors'see fit. It was explained that
many associations are now chan
ging the names to include Pie
savings designation at the ?ug.
gestlon of government finance
The shareholders also passed a
resolution commending the offi
cers and directors for their vofk|
in guiding the association throu
OFFICIALS AT HOSPITAL INSPECTION ? Pictured above at the final Inspection of the new Kings
Mountain hospital Monday are six Individuals who had important roles in the building of the new unit
here. They are. standing, left to right. W. K. Maun ey< Hunter Nelsler, and L Arnold Klser. Number 4
Township members of the county hospital board of trustees and seated, left to right, are William P.
Crosland. of Columbia. S. Cm general contractor. Robert Moser. administrator of Cleveland County hos
pitals. and Walteq W. Hook, pf Charlotte, architect. (Photo by Carlisle Studio, Kings Mountain. N. C.)
Officials Approve Hospital;
Opening Delayed Until March
Beds For Unit
Not Yet Received
Federal and state hospital a
gencies put their stamp of ap
proval on the Kings Mountain
hospital Monday, as was sched
uled, but the hospital will not he
opened by the anticipated date
of February 12.
It now appears that the hospi
tal will not be ready for use prior
to Mar oh J, due to a delay in
shipment of hospital beds.
Robert Moser, administrator of
Cleveland county hospitals, said
the suppliers had promised de
livery of the beds by February
24, "but he offered the opinion
that the shipment may not arrive
by that date.
Meantime, work continues on
installation of other equipment,
for the kitchen, operating room,
and. other special-type units re
quired at hospitals.
Monday was a busy day at the
hospital as the county board of
hospital trustees met with fed
eral and state officials, contrac
ted and architect Walter Hook
for a final inspection of the
It#ee4|lsp . Announced that
5 dans are now being formulated
or construction of an additional
wing to the hospital, to provide
additional beds, and to toe known
as the Lottie Goforth Memorial
Charles A. Goforth, Sr., well-,
known Kings Mountain barber,
returned to his home Thurt
day from Charlotte Eye, Ear,
Nose St Throat hospital, where
he had undergone an .opera
tion for removal of a cataract
from his left eye on January
24. HI* condition is described
On Voycee Show
A 60 member cast is hard at
work on the forthcoming show,
"Jaycee Minstrels of 1951," sche
duled for presentation on Friday
and Saturday evenings, February
16 and 17.
Jaycee officials report that this
year's show ?will be even more
enjoyable than laaft year's mins
trel, which attracted large audi
ences at two performances.
The new show will feature the
Jaycee endmen, plus a large
chorus, which will include both
men and women. It will be an all
local talent performance. Admis
sion will be 40 cents and 60 cents.
David D. Saunders is directing
At First Wesleyan
The Young People of the First
Wesleyan Methodist church are
observing youth week toy partic
ipating 4n various activities each
night and Sunday this week.
On Wednesday evening Miss
Roberta Wylie, returned mission
ary to Africa, spoke to the young
people of the church showing,
films of her work.
On Friday evening Rev. W. D.
Argo, pastor pf the iRagan Mill
church, and Mrs. Atgo, will be
guest speakers and will render
special music selections.
The Young People will fill of
fices In the Sunday School on
Sunday morning. At the worship
service, Kenneth George, minis
terial student at Central College,
Climaxing the week's services
will be the A Capella choir from
Wesieyan Methodist College
which will render a concert of
sacred music. The evening serv
ices begin at 7 o'clock.
lions Busy Selling InMjhts
Duing Weekend To Aid Blind
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MenYbers of the Kings Moun
tain Lions club will become |
temporary broom und met sales
men this weekend, as they con
duct the annual mje for the ben? .
efk of (he blind.
The two items *re products
manufactured by blind i>er?ons
st Guilford Industries for the
Blind, in Greensboro. Profits
from the sale are retained by the
local club for aid to the blind and j
to purchase glasses tor needy
children. , G
Prices of the items are: house
$1.50; Industrial "
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"The brooms and matsllH
comparable in price to other |
similar products and are of su
perior quality," George Hooser,
chairman of the sale, sa ?
Tho olty haa been divided into
disti-kfts with teams of lions des
ignated to make house to house
calls on particular Itum.
Other members of th#' dub
committee include W. K. Mauney,
Jr., Horace Hoid and Fred Dau
**Tnie people of the communltj
have always been very ftspon
Report of cash-in-hand on the
Number 4 Township March of
Dimes campaign was $2,113.32
Thursday morning, and it brou
ght a plea from Chairman Sam
Stallings for committee heads
to complete their work and file
reports with thte campaign treas
Mr. Stallings -pointed out that
the drive was scheduled to end
on January 31 and that officials
are anxious to close it out.
"While <it appears we are lag
ging, on the basis of reports to
date, I am sure the campaign Is
going well," Mr. Stallings said.
"However, diive workers in Shel
by and in other parts o f the
county have virtually completed
their work, and we are anxious
to close out the campaign as
quickly as possible."
The Number 4 Township goal
Is $6,000, representing its portion
of the county quota of $20,000
with which to aid polio victims
and to fight the disease.
Robert Morgan, of Shelby, said
Thursday morning that Incom
plete reports Indicated the coun
ty ifeouM go over the top on Its
Campaign workers here should
make their reports to Treasurer
J. C McKlnney or Chairman
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Members of the King* Moun
tain Merchants association are
currently balloting t>y mail to
choose officer* for the coming
Deadline for the voting i * Sat
Candidate# for the office* of
president, vice-president and di
rector were nominated toy com
mittee. / |
They are: For president, T. W.
Grayson and Hilton Ruth. For
vice -president, G. E. Bridges and
Warren Reynolds, for directors,
(three to, he chosen) W. S. Ful
ton, Jr., Dan Huffstetler, Paul
McGinn Is, Menzell Phifer, Gene
Roberts and M. E. Stanton.
Members of the nominating'
committee were I, C. Bridges
chairman, H. E. Lynch, O. W. My
pT.t and C. E. Wsrllck. ?????
Association members who have
noi yet returned their post card
ballots are urged to return them
i|*p. m. Saturday.
To Hold Initial j
First services of the new Luth
eran Mission in Kinga- Mountain
Will be held Sunday morning at
West school, it was announced
yesterday by Rev. Vance Daniel,
Rev. Mr. Daniel arrived in j
Kings Mountain Tuesday.
Sunday school will be held at
9:45 a. m., with preaching serv
ices to follow at 11 o'clock.
On Wednesday evening, a Len
ten service will be held at the
school at 7:30.
The Mission church has made
arrangements to use the West
school facilities until it builds
its church building in Crescent
Hill. Plans for the building are
beirig completed by the architect
and the church expects to erect
its building as quickly as possi-;
The church will be known as
"The Lutheran Mission in Kings
Mountain" until formal organi
zation of the church, which, Mr.
Daniel said, would probably take
place on Easter Sunday.
Rev. Mr. Daniel has not mov
ed his family here yet, due to
sickness, but they are expected
to move next week. The Daniels
will occupy a new home on Mea
The Mission church 1s being
organized by former members of
St Matthew's Lutheran church.
Program for Kings Mountain's
annual World Day of Prayer ob
servance, to be held Friday, Feb
ruary 9 at First Baptist church,
at 10 a. m., was announced this
week by Mrs. W. L. Pressly, pro
Theme of the program is "Per
fect Love Casts out Fear."
It will include audrence partic
ipation features, as well as indi
vidual prayers, talks, and read
Taking part on the program
will be Mrs. P. D. Patrick, who
will give the invocation, Mrs.
Pressly, who will introduce the
program, Mrs. Aubrey Mauney,
who will give the prayer of con
fession and penitence, Mrs. Paul
Mauney, who will discuss "Agri
cultural Migrants," Mrs. T. L.
Cashwell who will talk on "In
dians," Mrs. C. A. Butterworth,
who will dl9cuss "Christian Lit
erature and Christian Colleges,"
Mrs. Jacob Cooper, who will
speak on "Where Our Offering
Goes." Mrs. Baltiens, Latvian na
tive, will also make a brief talk.
The World Day of Prayer ob
servance is a community-wide
service, i.-nder sponsorship of wo
men's groups 6f the several chur
Bridges & HamrJck, well-known
Kings Mountain hardware firm,
will in the future be operated as
Bridges Hardware Company, ac
cording to dissolution notice pub
lished in today's issue of the
Under the terms of the dissolu
tion, which was effective January
2, 1951, the partnership of G. A.
Bridges, D, R. Hamrick, J. C. Brid
Ses and G. E. Bridges, known as
ridges * Hamrick, is dissolved,
and the concern will be operated
by G. E. and J. C. Bridges, trad
ing as Bridges Hardware Compa
The new partnership is assum
ing the debts and obligations of
the old concern, as well as ac
counts of Bridges * Hamrick.
Glee A. Bridges will continue
to be active in the firm, he said)
though it will be under the man*
agement of his two sons.
Lippard To Address
Scouters Of District
SCOOT SPEAKER ? Rev. A. W.
Lippcrrd, of Morganton, will be
the speaker at the annual Scout
Parent banquet and meeting of
the Kings Mountain District. Boy
Scouts of America, to be held
Tuesday at 7 p. m. at the Masonic
Set For Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary
Ann Peterson, 73, resident of
North Piedmont avesue who died
Thursday around 6:25 a. in. at her
home of a heart attack, will be
held at Hope-veil church, near
Blacksburg, S. C., Sunday after
noon at 3 o'clock.
Interment will be In the chur
Mrs. Peterson was a native of
Cherokee County. S. C., and was
the daughter of the late John and
Sarah Ann Martin. She had been
a resident of Kings Mountain for
46 years. .
Surviving are her husband, Ed
Peterson, two sons, Jasper L. and
Walter Peterson, and four dau
ghters, Mrs. John Sanders, Mrs.
Simon Sanders, Mrs. Fred Hen
son and Mrs. Marvin Styers, all
of Kings Mountain; a sister, Mrs.
Ora McDanlel, of Blacksburg, S.
C; and 21 grandchildren.
For Hugh Mauney
Funeral rites for Hugh Taylor
Mauney, 49, well-known Gastonia
salesman, were held Wednesday
morning at 11 o'clock at Carothers
Funeral Home chapel in Gaston
Mr. Mauney, husband of the
former Miss Mary King of Kings
Mountain, died suddenly Monday
night in a hospital at Seneca, S.
C., death * ilng attributed to
Mr. Mauney was in Seneca on
a business trip. He was a tailor
ing representative for Globe Tail
oring Company and during the
past year called at Kings Moun
tain at Hughes Clothing Store.
Surviving, in addition to -his
wife, are two sons, Hugh Maurtey,
Jr., and Thomas King Mauney,
both of Gastonia, a sister, Mrs. I.
N. Alexander, Gastonia, a brother,
Frank M. Mauney, his father, C.
Murphy Mauney, Columbia, S. C.,
and his mother, Mrs. C. M. Mau
Mr. Mauney was a Mason and
an Elk. He was a (former member
of the board of stewards of Gas
ton ia's Main Street Methodist
church. He had been associated
with Globe Tailoring Company
for the pa?t 12 years. He was a
native of Gastonia and at ? one
time operated a business at Un
lor, S. C., and Inter a business at
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235 Beceiving (Men To Take
Pre-Indaction Exams Tlraisday
Cleveland County's selective
service board will tend its kng
est group of men for pre-induc
tlon examonatlons next Thursday
since the re activation of the se
lective service program.
The board has sent orders to
235 registrants to report to the
board office next Thursday
morning for transportation to
Charlotte for prelnduction phy
Men found fit for duty will then
be eligible for Induction Into the
army, after a minimum delay of
2\ daya. W
Mra Clara Newman, clerk to
the selective service board, said
almost ail registrants in the 20
yearold age group were order
ed up for examinations. The
group Includes men born as re
cently as October 1930.
On February 19, the board will
send 95 men for final Induction
Into the army.
The to&ard received thhi week
formal regulation* from state se
lective service headquarters on
processing of college students
and also received certain Instruc
tions concerning lists of occupa
Mrs. Newman said the latter
regulations had Just arrived and
that the board had not had time
to study them thoroughly. iiow
; ever, she added, a hasty perusal
, of the regulations indicated few,
if any, occupations in this area
' would qualify as deferable.
Will Be Held
Rev. A. W. Lippard, chaplain of
the State Hospital at Morganton
and Burke County Scout official
for the past five years, will 'be
the featured speaker at the an
nual Scout-Parent banqupt and
I meeting of the Kings Mountain
District, Boy Scouts of America,
to be held at the Masonic dining
hall Tuesday night at 7 o'clock.
The announcement was made
by H. C. vyilson, new chairman
of the Kings Mountain district.
"The Rev. Mr. Lippard has for
the past five years been a strong
arm of the Scout program In
Burke County. He has served as
chairman of the Burke County
district arid a s vice-president of
the Piedmont Council for two
years. As annual banquet speak
er he will bring a strong Scout
ing message," the announcement
Tickets are now on sale for the
banquet, Mr. Wilson said, and
anyone interested in Scouting is
invited to attend. All Scouts and
parents of Scouts are especially
urged to attend the meeting, he
The Kings Mountain district
banquet is an annual feature of
Boy Scout Week, which is "being
observed all over iihe nation
February 6 to 12.
This year the Boy Scouts of
America are celebrating the for
ty-first anniversary of the pro
gram. Since February 8, 1910,
more than 17,750,000 boys and
men have served in Scouting.
The Kings Mountain district
this year Joins with over 2,750,000
hoys and men who are actively
enrolled in over 75,000 units to
"Strengthen Liberty," the anni
versary theme. ?
Scouts all over the country are
training for Civil Defense jobs in
order to he prepared to serve in.
Final Bites Held
For Vane Wells
Funeral services for Francis
Vane Wells, 60, resident of route
one, Kings Mountain, who died
Tuesday night around 8:30 in a
Gasrtonia hospital after a nine
day Illness, were held Thursday
afternoon at 4 o'clock at Oak
View Baptist church.
Rev. C. E. Oxford, Rev. E. O.
Gore and Rev. W. L. Pressly offi
ciated and burial was in the -
A native of Cleveland county,
Mr. Wells was the son of the late
John and Mattie Sellers Wells. He
was a member of Oak View Rap.
Most oi his life he had devoted
to farming but for the past eight
years he had been employed by
Neisler. Mills, Inc.
His wife, the late Mrs. Mamie 1
Compton Wells, died In February
Surviving are four sons, John
Wells, of Alta Vista, Va? and Ral
ph, Claude and Henry Wells, of
Kings Mountain; seven daugh
ters, Mrs. M. P. Lockridge, Mrs.
Carl Morrow, Mrs. John Bumgard
ner and Miss Virginia Wells, all
of Kings Mountain, Mrs. P. R.
Gladden of Charlotte, Mrs. Jack
Bumgardner, of Lowell, and Mrs.
R. L. Deal, of Oastonia, a brother,
W. Mike Wells, of Kings Moun
tain; a sister, Mrs. V. L. Bookout,
of Burlington and eleven grand-,
More than 200 Masons and
their wives were present Tuesday
night for the annual banquet of
Falrview I.nrlge No. 339, A. F. &
k. M., held at the Masonic Din
Feature of the evening was an
address by Dr. Wallace E. Cald
well, of Chapel Hill, Grand Mas
ter of North Carolina.
Dr. Caldwell made an interest
ing address, in which he outlined
the -advantages of Masonry, both
to a community and to the indlvU
Arnold W. Klncaid served as >
master of ceremonies and Past *
'Master S. A. Crouse made the ad
dress of welcome. Mrs. Sam Stall
ings responded. Thirteen of 20 ?
widows of former members of
Falrview Lodge were presented
by John H. Floyd, Past Master.
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