City Limits 7.193
(Final Unofficial Census 1950)
Immediate Trading Area 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
"VOL. 62 NO. 8
Kings Mountain. N. C? Friday. March 2. 1951
PRICE FIVE CENTS
I Local News
STATE INCOME TAX
Durham Davis, state income
tax representative, will toe at
City Hall on Tuesday and Wed
nesday to assist citizens in fil
ing 1950 state income tax it
has been announced.
W. K. Rowan, of Shelby, fed
eral income tax representative,
announced that he will be at
City hall all day Friday to as
sist citizens with filing of fed
eral income tax forms. '
Regular Friday afternoon
. story hour for children at Jacob
S. Mauney Memorial Library
will begin at 4 o'clock. Miss
Mary Mallard will serve as
story-teller, with Mrs. Frank
Ussery as hostess. . ?
BACK TO DOTY
Clyde P.- Meicalf, 18, lelt
Wednesday to report back to
?duty aboard the U. S. Maddox.
He came home February 1st
after being overseas in the Ko
lean theatre for nine month's
Regular monthly Club Night
party will be h$ld at the Kings
Mountain Country Club Satur
day night at 8 o'clock. The
evening's entertainment will
feature dinner, danding and
bridge, according to announce
ment by the entertainment
committee. Members are being
asked to make reservations as
early as possible.
INJURED IN FALL
Alvin Wray Causby, Oak
<Irove community resident, was
injured about 3:30 Tuesday af
ternoon when a scaffolding
?broke while -he was painting a
?bridge for the state highway
department. He was admitted
to Shelby hospital, where X
rays failed to reveal any bro
ken -tyones. He is expected to be
discharged from the hospital
Rev. C. E. McKenzie, new pas
tor of First Church of the Naz
arene and Mrs. McKenzie, have
moved to Kings Mountain and
are occupying the church par.
son age on Cherokee street Mr.
McKenzie was former pastor of
the First Church of the Naza
reive, of Concord.
Hunter War lick, son of Mr.
and Mrs. C. E. Warlick, 1s en
route San Diego, Calif.,- for ba
sic training in the navy. He
left Monday from the Raleigh
recruiting station. Prior to en
tering the navy, he had -been
? student at Davidson college.
Regular meeting of the Ju
nior Chamber 6f Commerce will
toe held Tuesday at the Maso
nic dining hall at 7 o'clock. Of
ficii* bpM to have represen
tatives from Jaycette organlza
tions ?t tbe meeting to assist
(Wives of club members in form
ing an auxiliary organization,
It was announced. ,
Aim For Hospital
are aiming for a mid-March O
ptilng of the Kings Mountain
hospital, Robert Moesr. admin
istrate^ : said Thursday.
The shipment e! hospital bods
left the factory Wednesday
night and b expected to arrivo
orar the *?e?kend. However,
still to bo received is certain
CHURCH OFFICERS AT LUTHERAN MISSION GROUND-BREAKING ? Pictured above are members of
the church council of the Lutheran Mission in Kings Mountain at ground-breaking services held in
Kings Mountain Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Left to right front. Rev. Vance DanleL pastor. Hal S.
Plonk, Phillip Baker E. K. Whitener Dorus Bennett. Rufus Mitcham, Dr. F. L. Conrad, of Salisbury,
president ol the North Carolina synod, and Laney C. Dettmar. Back, Fred W. Plonk, Paul McGinn Is,
Stowe Divenny and Herbert Mitcham. (Photo by Carlisle Studio.)
Many Attend Ground- Breaking
Service Of Lutheran Mission
GROUND-BREAKING SERVICE ? Dr. F. L. Conrad, of Salisbury. toft
abort, U shown turning the first spadeful of earth at ground-break
lng services for th* new church of the Lutheran Mission In Kings
Mountain. The seqrice. held here last Sunday afternoon at the site
of the new church on Crescent Circle, was attended by some 250 per
sons. Ber. Vance Daniel, pastor of the Mission church, is pictured
center, and Ber. Boyle Whitesldes, of Hickory a Kings Mountain na
tive, is shown at right. Formal organisation of the church congrega
tion will be conducted on March 18th. The group has been holding
services at West Elementary school auditorium since February 4th.
(Photo by Carlisle Studio.)
Pic. Canoll, 17,
Pfc. Evans Hugh Carroll, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Finley O. Carroll, "W.
King street, was slightly wounded
In action In Korea on January
30, the army has notified his par
Pfc. Carroll Is recuperating In
a hospital In Japan. His parents
received a letter from his -last
week In which he told them he
was not severely hurt.
? Uniquely, Pfc. Carroll may re
turn to civilian life wearing the
"Purple Heart" decoration, while
still under age for army service.
He upped his age by more than
a year to enlist In th army last
May. At that time, he was two
weeks short of age 17. He recelv
( Cont'd on page eight)
? *\C. Cooper secured a build
ing permit iMtfl City Hall Tues
day to repair a building at 214
Cherokee street. Cost was es
timated at $200.
Mrs. Hulda Goforth'*
Rites Held Tuesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Hul
da Jane Goforth, widow of tfee
late J. W. Goforth, of Kings
Mountain, were held Tuesday af
ternoon at 3:30 o'clock at Central
Hev. J. H. Brendall, Jr., officia
ted and burial was in Mountain
Mrs. Goforth died Monday
morning at the home of a daugh.
ter, Mrs. W. H. Jenkins, in Win
ston-Salem. She had lived there
for the past seven years.
Surviving, In* addition to Mrs.
Jenkins, are a son, Charles Bob
bitt, of Shelby, 13 grandchildren
tand seven great-grandchildren.
IN AIR FORCE
Kenneth O. Pruitt substitute
clerk at the Kings Mountain
postoffice, and son of Mr. and
Mrs. I. O. Pruitt, has enlisted
In the army Air Force. He left
for Charlotte Thursday morn.
?Ag for physical examination
and assignment to an air force
Little Th?mi^HW,.To Give
The Kings. Mountain Little
Ifjiriff; y#. , , JMgtt'
performance of the current sea
?or. Tuesday evening at the high
The vehicle will be Daphne du
Maurler't "Rebecca,". ?/i?ptne
tingling play in three acta from
tig# book of th.*> ? >ejpHte'|H|
y it trod^jfcf jphfWlotfA;<g
The play was first performed
In 1M0 at the Opera House in
Manchester, England, and was
ftast produced in the United Sta
tic* in 1941 <at the Cox Theatre,
Action of the play take* place
lit tile hall of Manderley, anoe*
teal home of Maxim de Winter,
In Cornwall, England. The elaho
?Ci?? home Victorian design, on
A h\gh ciiL toy the fmrtle? ?ea,
gave comfort and pleasure to
many and mystery to others.
The story revolves around the
Khosfc like influence of Maxlrti de
Winter's first wife, as.lt effects
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the new Mrs. de Winter and the
other residents of Manderiey.
Lead roles aw taken by Jimmy
Spivey, as Mr. de Winter, and toy
Mr* I. Ben Goforth, Jr., as Mars,
de Winter. Mrs. A1 Roteton plays
the *ern Mrs. Denver*. Miss
Emelyn Giltespie, as the proud
and haughty Beatrice Lacy, and
Dr. Phillip Padgett, a. Major Gil
ea Lacy, will provide comedy re
lief from the high tension mood
of the play.
Others in the cast are B. 8.
Beeler, Jr., Sonny McDaniel, Mrs.
Sam Stalling*, A1 Rohrton, Faison
Barnes, M. C. Poston, Au
brey Mauney, and Sam Stalling*.
Admission will be one dollar
for adults, fifty cents for stu
As a local -Interest feature, the
Little Theatre will present prices
at the end of the preformance to
ail persona ih the audience who
have first or middle names Of
ftebecca. it was announced.
Held On Sunday
Ground-breaking service for the
new church of the Lutheran Mis
sion in Kings Mountain was held
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock on
the site of the new building on
Dr. F. L. Conrad, of Salisbury,
president of the United Evangel
ical Lutheran Synod of North
Carolina, m? de the address and
turned the first spadeful of
Dr. Conrad spoke on the sub
ject, "The Church Is a Light
house," and offered the closing
Rev. Vance Daniel, pastor of
the Lutheran Mission, conducted
the Liturgical service.
Rev. Herman G. Fisher, of Spin
dale, former pastor of St Mat
thew's Lutheran church here, and
Rev. Hoyle Whltesides, of Hick
ory, <a native of Kings Mountain,
read the scripture.
' After Dr. Conrad had turned
the first spadeful of earth, the
action was repeated by Rev. Da
niel, Rev. Fisher, Rev. Whltesides,
Rev. W. G. Cobb, at Cherryville,
Rev. Leth<& Bumgarner, of Gas
tonla, Rev. J. D. Sheppard, of
Shelby, Rev. Carl Fisher, of
Mount Holly, and Rev. Leo Smith
The officers of the church and
teachers of the Sunday school
followed the visiting ministers In
-the ground --breaking service. W.
K. Mauney, Sr., of Kings Moun
tain, member of the synod mis
sion committee, represented that
group in the service and the chil
dren of the church were represen
ted by Ellen Baker, daughter of
Mr. ana Mrs. Phillip Baker, and
David Plonk, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred W. Plonk.
Some 250 people attended the
Announcement was made that
the Mission congregation would
be formally organized on March
Mi*. EM Mooni
Mf 'W Succumbs
Funeral services for Mr* Liz
zie Nora Beam, 75, of route two,
Shelby, mother of Mrs. Edwin
Mcore, of Kings Mountain, were
held Wednesday afternoon at 3
o'clock at Elizabeth Baptist chur
Rev. Boyd Cannon an<k Rev.
Lawrence Roberts officiated and
Interment was in the church cem
Mrs. Beam, widow of the late
David C. Beam who died three
years ago. died at her home Mon
day ?t 12:01 pm . She had, ttten
?ertovsly ill for about 10 days
and had been in falling health
for several years.
She was the daughter of the
late Joseph A. and Mosellne Ro
berts Camp. She had been a
member of Elizabeth 1 church
Survivors, .in addition to Mrs.
Moore, are three sons, Elzie, Joe
L. and Ernest Beam; three dau
ghters, Mrs. Eura Blanton and
Mrs. Dewey Jones, of Shelby, and
Mrs. Grady Hogue. *)f Blacks
burg, s. C.; a sl*er, Mrs. C. M.
McCarter, of Grover; 42 grand
children; and five great-grand
County Bill Soon
B. T. Falls, Jr., Cleveland Coun
ty representative in the General
Assembly, said this week he ex
pected to introduce the bill in
creasing the number of county
commissioners in the next few
The bill Mr. Fqlls expects to in
troduce for action by ?>he General
Assembly has berii approved by
the board of county commission
It fol low-s:
"The General Ai?sembly of North
Carolina do enact:
"Section 1. That from and after
the ratification of this act the
Board of County Commissioners
of Cleveland County shall be
composed of five instead of three
"Section 2. That there are here*,
by created five districts in Cle
veland County for the nomination
of County Commissioners, one
commissioner to be nominated
from each district, the districts to
be numbered and designated as
''District Number One to be
composed of Number Six Town
"District Number Two to be
composed, of Number Four and
Number Five Townships;
"District Number Three to be
composed of Number Nine and
Number Ten Townships;
"District Number Four to be
composed of Number Eight and
Number Eleven Townships;
"District Number Five to be
composed of Number One, Num
ber Two, Number Three and
Number Seven Townships.
"Section 3. That the following
are hereby appointed and will
compose three of the County
Commissioners of Cleveland
County namely, Z. V. Cline, Num.
ber Six Township; A. C. Brackett,
Number Eleven Township; and
R. G. Burrus, Number Seven
Township; and the other two
commissioners shall be appoint
ed by the Clerk of Superior Court
of Cleveland County, to be ap
pointed from District Number
Two and District Number T^iree,
and ? ?aid? five Commissioner*
shall serve until their successors
are duly elected, as hereinafter
"Section 4. The compensation
of the Commissioners of Cleve
land County shall be three hund
( Cont'd on page eight)
For Pink Hemdon
Funeral services for WJlHam
Pinkney Hemdon, 79, resident of
200 South Watterson street, were
held Thursday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock- from Central Methodist
Rev. J. H. Bre'ndall, Jr., and
Rev. T. L. Cashwell, Jr., officiat
ed and burial was in Mountain
Mr. Herndon, a retired building
contractor, died at a Gastonia
hospital Tuesday night around
6:10 p. m. after a serious illness
of two weeks. He underwent a
Mr. Herndoh was a veteran of
major operation a week ago.
the Spanish -American war He
was a member of Central Metho
dist church and was at his death
a member of the board stewards.
He was the son of the late Las
son and Margaret Patterson
Survivors~incluae Ms wife, Mrs.
Lee Blalock Hemdon, a daugh
ter, Mrs. Howard Pursley and a
sister, Mrs. L. L. Bensoi a 15 of
Kings Mountain, and a brother,
Gordon Herndon, of Cuero, Texas,
and one grandchild.
Comity To fill
Thirty-five Cleveland rsntnty
men leave next Thursday fo.- in
duction into the army, and ???
March 12 125 men v.i)l go to
Charlotte for pre-lnduction phy.
?leal examinations to determine
their fitness for army duty,
A number of Kings Mountain
area men wHl be ? Included in
A total of IB Kings Mountain
area men were among the 55 men
Inducted Into the army, via se
lective service, on February 19.
They were: James Luther Cobb,
Donald Dawes Glass, Donald
James Green, Roger Hornsby Mit.
chrtl, Joe I>e Harmon, Donald
Patrick Wilson, Burljn . Denver
King, Oscar Dewey Ware, Herbert
Dale Dixon, David Con lies Allen,
Hubert Charles Goode, Joljn
Greely Corry, W. G. Bover, For
rest Jackson, Roy Lee Beheler,
Roscoe Crocker, and Murray Coun
cil Pruette, Jr., of G rover, , Wil
liam Arthur Bennett, who wa* al
so scheduled for induction, was
returned due to a physical all*
Red Cross Organization Given
For Campaign Starting T uesday
TO GIVE RECITAL ? Miss Nancy
Plonk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
R. L. P Ionic will her gradu
ating recital at the Plonk School
of Creative Arts, in Asherille,
Miss Plonk Gives
Miss Nancy Plonk, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Plonk, of Kings
Mountain, will present her grad
uating recital at the Plonk
School of Creative Arts in Ashe
vUle Friday evening at 8 o'clock.
Miss Plonk will give a three
act performance, reading the no
vel "Family Portrait," by Lenore
Cofee and William Joyce Cowen.
She will be assisted in recital
?by Miss Lucy Griffith, pianist.
Hostesses 4or the reclt3l will
be Mias Laura Plonk, Miss Lillian
Plonk, and Mrs. Josephine Holm
es, of the Plonk School faculty,
Mrs. C. A. Plonk and Mrs. R. L.
Plonk, of Kings Mountain.
To Hear Chiott
Joe T. Chiott, governor of the
Carolinas district of Kiwanis In
ternational, will make the fea
ture address at the Charter Night
meeting of the Kings Mountain
Kiwanis club on Thursday night,
The program will be a ladies'
night affair, and it will be held at
6:45 at the Masonic Dining hall.
* Mr. Chiott Is a prominent Ashe
ville realtor. He succeeded Dr.
Oren Crowe, of Columbia, S. C,
as Carolinas Kiwanis governor
on January 1.
The Kings Mountain club, char
tered In March 1940, will be ob
serving its eleventh anniversary.
Another feature of the program
will -be presentation of attend
ance awards to club members.
Workers To Begin
On $6,139 Drive
Complete organization for the
1951 Red Cross fund campaign,
which opens next Tuesday morn
ing at 7:30 with a kick-off break
fast at tho Kings Mountain Coun.
try Club, was announced this
week by Aubrey Mauney, chair
man of the campaign.
Goal of the drive is a mini
mum of $6,139, and Mr. Mauney
said he hoped the campaign
could be completed in a" short
period of time.
The organization as announced
by Mr. Mauney, follows:
Charles Neisler, chairman,
Margrace Mill, Buren Neill, Jr., F.
I A. McDaniel, H. A. Goforth, R. W.
Moss, Charlie Moss, Mrs. Jacque
line Queen and Mrs. Robert Mill
er. Pauline Mill, Harry Page.
Kings Mountain Manufacturing
company, J. H. Patterson. James
Page, and Brooks Tate. Burling
ton Mills, Bruce Thorburn. Craft
spun Yarns, G. C. Kelly. Sadie
Cotton Mill, Leonard Smith.
Mauney Mills, James Bennett
Bonnie Mill, D. P. Randall. Loom
jTex Mill, P. A. Hudson and Jim
Smith, Slater Brothers, C. W.
Cradle, Mauney Hosiery, David
Mauney and Hoyle McDaniel. Su
perior Stone, H. C Mayes. Elmer
Lumber, J. T. Malcolm, Foote
Mineral, Fred Dixon.
Mrs. Sam Davis, chairman. Mrs.
L. E. Abbott, Mrs. P. E. Hendricks,
Mrs. O. P. Lewis, Mrs. J. H. Ar
thur, Mrs. Sam Weir, Mrs. Clar
ence Black, Mrs. B. N Barnes, Mrs.
Ruth Thomasson, Mrs. George
Houser, Mrs. Aubrey Mauney,
Mrs. P. G. Padgett, Mrs. Jonah
Falls, Mrs. Arnold Kincaid and
Mrs. Bun Goforth.
Dr. N. H. Ree^, chairman, and
majority of members of the Kings
Mountain Junior Chamber of
Commerce, including Dr. D. F.
Hord, Dr. L. T. Anderson, D. D.
Saunders, F. R. McCurdy, Wilson
jGrlffln, Joe Hedden, Yates Harb
jison, Dean Payne, J. T. McGinnis,
Jr., Luco Falls, Maynard Snow,
Bill Beam, Charlie Moss, Jr., Gene
Timms Marriott Phifer, J. C. Mc
(Cont'd on page eight)
ORDERED TO DUTY
Ensign James H. Pressley, Jr.
navy reserve pilot, *-as been or
dered to report for active duty.
Ensign Pressley underwent
physical examination at Atlan
ta, Ga? on Wednesday, and is
to report for duty to the r^aval
air station, Patuxent River, Md.,
within 30 days. He Is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Pressley.
He had re-enrolled as a student
at Clemson college in Febru
Neill Not To Seek Re-election;
Other Announcements Are Lacking
B. S. Neill, executive vice-pres
ident of the First National Bank
and veteran school trustee, said
this week he would not be a can
didate lor re-election In May.
Mr. Nelll has served in the city
school board since 1940, includ
ing the major portion of an unex
pired term which he filled by ap
pointment, and a full ' slx-year
term to which he was elected In
"I have enjoyed very much my
period of service on the school
board," Mr. Nfelli said, ''but I def
initely will not be a candidate for
re-election in May."
Mr. NeiU's announcement was
the only formal one concerning;
the forthcoming elections on May
8; when the voters will choose
Ward 4 and 5 school trustees, a
mayor and board of city com
Only candidate thus far in the i
field Is B. Hudson Bridges, who
seexs to succeed himself as Ward
Rumors continued to link varlJ
ous citizens ?s possible candida
tes for the several offices.
Mayor J. E. Herndon was ctUl
indicating that he would not seek
re-election, and Carl F. Mauney,
Ward 2 Commissioner, was
known to be considering making
i the race. In the event Mr. Maun
er runs for mayor, It wa? possible
that C. C. (Shorty) Ed ens would
offer for the Ward 2 post. L. E.
Davis Is also reported considering
offering for this position.
There was some speculation
that Hunter Neisler. former Ward
1 commissioner, would again o*-.
fer for that post. Ward 1 Incum
bent A. H. Patterson Is expected
to seek re-election.
Several citizens were being
WONT RUN ? B. S. NoiU, Ward
5 school trustee lo? the past 11
yoaqs. announced this week b*
would not soo re-oloction to tho
city school board.
named as possible opponents for
Commissioner Bridges, Including
& C. Wilson, Clyde Jolley, **d
Pa il Led ford.
An added possibility for the
Ward 5 school trusteeship, being
vacated by Mr. Nelll, is Sam Stal
lings, several observers reported ,
' Other possible races included:
Ward 3 commissioner ? Incum
bent T. J. Ellison and W. B. Lo
Ward 5 commissioner ? Incum
bent Hal D. Ward (if he does not
offer for mayoi'), and T. W. Gray
Coach Everette (Shu) Carlton
left his school duties Wednesday
to get ready to report for active
duty with the Marines. He holds
a first lieutenant's commission in
the Marine Reserves.
A graduate of Lenoir Rhyne
College in 1918, Carlton caine to
Kings Mountain as head football
coach that fall. Starting with
only a handful of letterrnen in
1948, his building program here
is expected to pay big dividend?
this fall, with 29 players from
the 1950 team reporting back for
Carlton's gridders have won
>10, lost 15 and tied five since
his stay here. The "green gang"
of 1948 won only one game, while
losing six and tying three but
the team showed vast improve
' ment and bowed to the strong,
(Cont'd on page eight)
Band To Give
TO ACTIVE DUTY ? Coach Et
erette (Shu) Carlton, o! Kings
Mountain hig'.i school, completed
his school duties Wednesday. He
reports March 7 to active duty
with the Marine Corps.
Carlton To Report
For Marine Duty
The Kings Mountain high
school bandsWill present Its an
nual mid-winter concert next
next Thursday night at 8:15 at
the high school auditorium.
The program will include mar.
ches, overtures, solo and novel
ty numbers, and the compositions
which the band will play at the
district music contest, scheduled
for Salisbury on March 14.
Many new Instruments have
been added to the band during
the past year and Director Joe
Hedden reports considerable pro-,
greas by the band.
"The musicianship of the band
members has matured noticeably
during the past few months," Mr.
Hedden said. "They now play
with a degree of proficiency wor
thy of the splendid support giv.
en them by the citizens of Kings
No admission will be charged
for the concert and all citizens
j are invited to attend.
Residents of the Burlington
Mill community have been advis
jed by the city to change over to
newly installed water lines by
March 21, .
Change over to connect with
the new six-inch mains by, the
82 residents of the community
Will mark completion of water
Improvement work which has
been In the news for the past two
Citizens of the area will find
improved water service after the
change-over, as the new line.*
have replaced defective two- i neb.
lines. The improvements have al
so enabled the city to install wa
ter hydrants throughout the vil
lage to provide fire protection.
A meter has been placed at
each property lhje, and all that
now remains Is for each resident
to tap in.
According to letters to each res
ident from City Administrator
Puller, houses not connected to
the new line by March 21 will be
without water. Under the switch
over plan, the ehy will read all
the meters on March 21. The me
ters will be read again on April
21 and these residents will get
their first bills, under the meter
system, on May 1.
Residents of the Burlington
community have been paying the
city the $1.00 monthly minimum.