City Limits 7.193
(Pinal Unofficial Census 1950)
Immediate Trading Ana 15,000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL.62 HO. 10
Kings Mountain. N. C. Friday. March 9. 1951
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Local News I
Earl E. Carpenter, who suffer
ed a severe heart attack sever
al weeks ago, was reported
considerably Improved by
members of his family On Wed
' W. S. Fulton, Sr., who was se
riously ill over the weekend,
was reported improved Thurs
day morning. Though still con
fined to bed, It was expected
that Mr. Fulton would be up
I and about again by the end of
the week. Mr. Fulton became
ill last Saturday evening.
TO ATTEND MEETING
W. E. Blakely will attend a
meeting of the finance commit
tee of the Board of Trustees of
Eraklhe college on Monday.
The meeting will be held at
Spartanburg, S. C.
Regular monthly meeting of
Otis D- Green Post 155, Ameri
can Legion, will be held Friday
night at 7:90 at the Legion
building, according to announ
cement by James Bennett, ad
Miss Betty Falls, daughter
?of Mr. an**. Mrs. Otis Falls, has
finished her 6-month course in
pre -clinical training at York
County hospital, Rock HOI, S.
C. She reoeived her cap in spe
cial candlelight ceremonies at
Oakland Baptist church, Rock
Hill, on Thursday evening,
The motion picture "Like A
Mighty Army" will toe shown
at evening services Sunday at
First Presbyterian church. The
film portrays the transforma
tion of a selinsattafied congre
gation which is awakensd to ,
constructive work. - ?
Regular Friday afternoon
story 'hour for Xflrfldren at Ja
cob S. Mauney Memorial Li
brary will begin at 4 o'clock.
Mrs. P. D. Patrick will serve as
story .teller, with Mrs. Frank
Ussery as hostess.
A stated communication of
Fairview Lodge No. 339 A. F.
& A. M. will be held Monday
night, March 12, at 7:30. All
master Masons are Invited to
ELKINS TO DUTY
Capt, Estel E. Biking, army
reservist, left this week for
Fort Knox, Ky., where he re
ports Friday for active duty
with the 3rd Armored division.
Capt Elklrvs served In Europe
with the 2nd Infantry division
during World War II. His wife
Is the former Miss Polly Crouch.
B, 'tiding permit was issued
at (X. - Hall during the past
week t*. Haywood E. Lynch, for
construction of # business
building 'OB West Mountain
stret, $3,500, and to Ava Ware,
for repatas to pouch, 9250.
First Lt. and Mrs. FVed sJ
Finger arrives here Sunday
[from Camp Chaffee, Ark.,
where Lt. Finger has been on
active duty. He reports on Mon
day for duty at Indlantown
V OTTO IfAVT .
Fred WMte, son of Mr. and
Mrs. D. L. White, , and Curtis
Wright, son of Mr. end Mrs.
Kosafc Wright, left March 8 for
duty In the navy. They were
sent to San Diego, Calif., for ba
stc training! . ' '
NEW FO CLERK
lames O. Tate, of 711 Pied
mont avenue, has been ap
pointed substitute clerk at
Kings Mountain postoffice, ac
cording to announcement by
?t*master W. E. Blakely. Mr.
.ho served in the army
.. October 1946 to October
y*9, had been employed at
"Milne Mill. H? replaces Ken
neth PruKt Who enlisted last
Thursday in the Army Air
Expects To Clear
WINS AWARD ? Cpl. William H.
Davis, of Kings Mountain, has
been awarded a Certificate of
Achievement for his services with
an Air Force bomber group In
Davis AF Group
Cpl. William H. Davis, of Kings
Mountain, serving In the air
force in Japan with a bomber
group, was recently named "Man
of the Month" by the group com
mander, according to information
Cpl. Davis Is the son of Mrs. Er
nest L. Davis, 109 Waco road, and
the grandson of Mrs. Betty Em
In the Air Force for 18 months,
CpL Davis Is 19 years of age and
has been in Japan since Septem
The Certificate of Achievement
signed by Lt-Col. El kins Read,
Jr., commanding, reads: "Cpl.
William H. Davis has displayed
exception*! diligence *n Uiu MM
formence of his duties. He has
shown outstanding traits of Char
acter- and Ms loyalty and devo
tion to duty have been most
Some 250 persons attended the
Tuesday evening performance of
"Rebecca," second presentation
of the current season by the
Kings Mountain Little Theatre.
13ie play,, an adaptation of the
Daphne du Maurler mystery, was
directed by Mrs. Joe S. Evans, Jr.
Stars of the show were Mrs. I.
Ben Goforth, Jr., as Rebecca, and
Jimmy Spivey as her husband,
Mr. de Winter. Leading support1
lng roles Included Dr. P. G. Pad
gett, and Miss Emelyn Gilles
pie, as Major and Mrs. Giles Lacy,
who provided comedy relief, and
Mrs. A1 Ralston, who made an
effective performer as the morbid
maid, Mm. Danvers.
A particularly outstanding fea
ture of the performance were the
?Mge settings, which might well
have been at home in a profes
sional perferipar?c?. ? . * ;
HOWARD TO REPORT
First Lt Grady Howard, U. S.
Marine Corps Reserve, Is to
leave Monday for Camp Le
Jeune, where he will report for
active duty with the Marine
Bus Station Site
Queen City Coach Company
hopes to proceed with the build
ing of a bus station jn Kings
Mountain as quickly a? possible,
J. H. Quattlebaum, district pas.
senger agent for the company,
told the Herald Thursday.
Deeds to W. King street proper
ty purchased >by the company
have now been delivered, and,
Mr. Quattlebaum said, the com
pany hopes to clear the properti
es, including the old house which
is to be demolished, in the near
He said that an a a hltect would
then be assigned to the project to
perfect plans for the building,
adding that these plans would
have to be submitted to the Nor
th Carolina Utilities Commission
and to Greyhound Corporation
officials, for approval.
He said Greyhound would have
the option of participating in the
new building, either on an own
ership basis or an a carrier-ten
ant basis. .
Mr. Quattlebaum Baid the
Queen City Company did not an
ticipate any difficulty in obtain
ing federal government approval
for construction of the bus sta- j
fion.here, in view of the fact that
none exists. Under present regu
lations special permission must
be obtained to construct commer
cial buildings costing more than
Seven Azea Men
? ? ? -
Seven Kings Mountain area
men left from Shelby Thursday
morning, with a group of 45, for
induction into the army.
The group from the Kings
Mountain area included Gene
Richard Green, of Grover, Robert
Lee Hogue, of Waco, FVank Wes
ley Burris, Harold Clifton Shook,
Arthur Pinkney Baity, Jr., Her
bert Hord Camp and William
On Monday, the county selec
tive service board will send a
large group to Charlotte for pre
induction physical examinations.
A total of 150 registrants- have
been ordered up for the exami
Mts. Clara Newman, clerk to
the selective service board, said
Thursday that Aprid quotas for
both pre-induction and induction
have not yet been received from
selective service headquarters In
Lions Will Conduct
Bond Fund Drive
Th? King* Mountain Lions
Club will conduct the annual
financial campaign far tins
King, Mountain school band,
anrwdlug to action this writ
by the dub's board of directors.
The dab oxpocts to conduct
the campaign in April and will
formulate plans for the project
at Its meeting Tuesday night
The Red Cross BloodmObdle re
turns to Kings Mountain next
Wednesday, with the community
assigned a quota of 200 pints of
The Bloodmobile Will set up at
the Woman's Club Wednesday
morning and will be In operation
from 11:30 to 4:30 p.
i?The 200-pine quota is a record
one for the community, and of
ficials estimate that 350-400 po
tential blood donors will be re
quired to provide the desired 200
pints. Many donors are turned
down for a variety Of reasons,
from low blood pressure to other
ailments*/. f?v? *
Blood quotas have bee-n incre
ased due to' the pressure of de
mand from the armed force s, now.
using great quantities of blood
and blood friasma to serve lives
of men wounded In Korea.
Mrs. Joe S. Evans, Jr., recruit
ment chairman, quoted the .fol
lowing telegram Teceivs#. from
officials of the area bank In
Charlotte: "Blood center cannot
meet requirements for Korea un
less your unit meets quota.
Pleese put every effort behind
(Cont'd oA page eight)
TO SPEAK HERE ? John Harden,
?Ice-president in charge of pub
lic relations (or 'Burlington Mills
Corporation, will address mem
bers oi the Kings Mountain Lions
club on Tuesday night.
Harden To Speak
To lions Club
John Harden, of Greensboro,
vice-president in charge of pub
lic relations for Burlington Mills
Corporation, will address mem
bers of the Kings Mounta in Lions
club at the regular meeting of
the organization Tuesday.
The club meets at the Masonic
Dining Hall at 7 o'clock.
Mr. Harden, prior to becoming
associated with the Burlington
concern; was a veteran North
Carolina newsman. He was for
many years a member of the staff
of the Salisbury Evening Post,
took a leave of absence to handle
publicity for Gregg Cherry in the
1944 gubernatorial campaign,
then 'became Governor Cherry's
private secretary. He served brief
ly on the staff of the Greensboro
Daily News before Joining Bur
lington Mills as the chief of pub
Guard Unit Seeks
18- Year-Old Recruits
Capt. Humes Houston, com
manding the Kings Mountain Na
tional Guard unit, reminded
Kings Mountain 18-year-olds this
week that they have a standing
invitation to Join the local guard
Under present policy, Capt.
Houston pointed out, members of
the National Guard are noi eli
gible for service via selective ser
"With Congress ready to enact
legislation drafting 18-year-olds,
It vould appear advantageous to
these men to enlist in fchett local
guard company," Capt. Houston
said. . ' _
Full Information concerning
service In the National Guard can
be obtained from Sgt. Ned Gantt
at the National Guard Armory
daily from 8:30 to S p. m.
"* -? - . . t
Newton Man loins
High School Faculty
B. D. Cordell, of Newton, and
a recent graduate of Lenoir
Rhyne college, is a new addition
to the faculty of Kings Mountain
high school. .
Mr. Cordell, according to an*
nouncement by Supt. B. N. Barn
es, was employed for the re
?ma'nder of the present school
term, as Instructor in' physical
education. He Will also serve as
assistant baseball coach.
A vacancy In the teaching staff
was created when Everette Carl
ton reported for active' duty with
the Marine Corps.
Meets With Jaycees
A group from the Charlotte Ju
nior Chamber of Commerce and
Jaycette clubs ihet with Kings
MounUin Jaycees and. their wiv
es at the Masonic dining hall
Dave Harris, Charlotte club
president, Dr. and Mrs. Carlton
Watfclns and Mr. and Mrs. Burt
Kennedy lead ft discussion at the
meeting on formation of an aux
iliary or Jaycette group in Kings
Dr. N. H. Reed made a report
on the Jaycee phase of the itod
Faison Barnes presided and
announced membership of the
nominating committee, which
Includes rail Fulton, Grady Ho
ward, Jake Cooper, Bunk Houser
and Fleete McCurdy.
For County Iota
E. A. Houser, Jr., clerk of Cle
veland County Superior court, has
asked Democratic precinct com
mitteemen of Number 4 and
Number 5 Townships to consider
a recommendation for an interim
appointment of a district 2 covin
ty commissioners. - v
Committee members received
the letters Thursday morning.
Mr. Houser said he was antic
ipating passage of the special bill
in the North Carolina General
Assembly which will provide for
addition of two county commis
sioners. Under the terms of the
bill as introduced by Rep. B. T.
Falls, Jr., last week, Mr. Houser
is empowered to appoint mem
bers of the board of commission
ers to complete the interim term
from the two vacant districts,
Districts 2 and 3. (District 3 in
cludes Number 9 and Number 10
The five precincts in District 2
include East Kings Mountain,
West Kings Mountain, Grover,
The five precincts in' District
2 and their Democratic commit
tee membership includes:
East Kings Mountain ? Ollie
Harris, Chairman, Mrs. Humes
Houston, Otto Guyton, J. E. Mau
ney, Faison Barnes.
West Kings Mountain ? J. K.
Willis, Chairman, Mrs. Ruth
Gamble, Hi D. Ormand, Howard
Jackson, Martin L. Harmon.
Grover ? ? J. B. Ellis, chairman, j
Mrs. Alfred Collins, S. A. Crisp,
T. R. Hambright, Vance Kiser.
Waco - ? M C. Whitworth,
Chairman, Mrs. J. F. Wacaster,
Maude Whitworth, M. P. Harrel
son, Stough Miller, J. H. Hord, Z.
Bethware ? * J. W. Watterson,
Chairman, Mrs. Lamar Herndon,
2. C. Randall, H. A. Goforth, La
Annual meeUng of stockhold
ers of Lake Montonia Club. Inc.,
wag held at City Hall courtroom
D. C. McSwain, of Gastonia,
was elected president to succeed
Frank Young and Carl F. Mauney
was named vice-president, re
placing E. W. Griffin, Sr.
Other officers elected included
B. S. Netll, Jr., secretary . treasur
er, replacing H. R. Hunnicutt;
Harry Page, assistant secretary
treasurer.; Hilton Ruth, 3-year di
rector; Dr. O, P. Lewis, 2-year di
rector replacing Mr. Mauney; and
W. R. Husk ins, of Gastonia.
J. W. Grimes, o'f Kings Moun-I
tain, and Claude L. Wyrick and
W. T. Spencer, of Gastonia, are
hold -over directors.
The club voted the board of di
rector* the authority to Increase
i all dues by not more than SO per
cent retroactive to January 1,
1951. Stockholders dues per share
would be increased to $18 and
associate members dues to *15
should the board vote the top
The (roup also voted to have
the treasurer send out statements
lor annus! dues -alter the annual
meeting each year, instead of at
the flrat of the year as has been
the practice. ? .
Mr. Mauney gave a report fiom
the grounds committee and Joe
Lee Woodward made a report" lor
the fish committee. The presi
dent's report and the treasurer's
financial statement were read
and the group voted an amend
ment to the by-laws providing,
that the Immediate past presi
dent and secretary - treasurer be
come ex -officio members of the
board Of directors.
? - ? i. . i
On Water Changes
Ctty officials reported this week
that residents of the Burlington
Mill community are rapidly ac
complishing changeover to new
water line* recently installed by
It was estimated that some 40
percent of the 82 homes have
completed the changeover with
more making arrangements for
the change dally.
Under the cut-over to metered
lines, the elty has allowed the
residents until March 21 to com
plete the work of' installing new
Hne*. After that time, service on
the old un- metered lines Mil be
TO SB EXAMINED
Rowell Lane, high school
principal, leaves Friday for
Maxwell Field, Montgomery,
Ala., where he will receive
physical examination prepara
tory to returning to active duty
with the Air Fowe. Mr. Lane
hold's a major's commission in
the Air Force reserve.
George Allen Files For Mayor;
McCurdy Is Running For Board
OUT FOR MAYOR ? Ueorge W.
Allen, Kings Mountain business -
man, filed notice of candidacy
this week for mayor of Kings
Mountain. Mr. Allen was the first
candidate to file for the office
of mayor, to he decided in the
biennial city election on faTt 8.
All dogs In Cleveland County
I are under quarantine effective
today according to an order is
sued yesterday by Dr. Z. P. Mit- !
chell, county health officer.
The quarantine was ordered
following receipt of a positive re
port on a rabies test made on the
head of a dog killed in South
Shelby and numerous reports of
mad dogs in the county in the
last few days. |
j." According to the law, all dogs
running at large anywhere in
the county during the quarantine
are to be killed by law lnforce
The ban is for six weeks, to be
iifted April 20 if conditions per
mit, according to Dr. Mitchell. He
said the move is for the protec
tion of lives and property in the
county and urged full coopera
Dr. Mitchell also urged all
owners of dogs to have them vac
cinated if this precaution has not
already been taken.
Stage Star. Missing
"Rudolph," canine star of the
Little Theatre's opening produc
tion this season, has been miss
; lng from his home for two weeks
and his owners are requesting
help In finding him.
The small white rat terrier
came into the home of Mr. and
Mrs, Cad Mayes -during Christ
mas 1949 and was tagged "Ru
dolph,", (because of his red nose.
The pup disappeared from the
Mayes residence on East Ridge
street on February 23rd.
?Hie 'family Is requesting infor
mation as to the dog's wherea
-botrts, -fearing 4ie became lost and.
was picked up by someone wtio
didn't recognize him or was fltol
Citizens who attended the. play,
"You Can't Take It Wtth You," at
the .hjgh. fchool auditorium la*t
fall are being urged fo be oh the
[lookout for the animal.
Foi City Posts
George W. Allen has announ
ced his candidacy fOr mayor and
Fleete ft- McCurdy has announ
ced his candidacy for Ward 5
Both men posted their filing
fees with City Treasurer S. A.
Crouse on Tuesday.
Mr. Allen's candidacy came as
no surprise as he had indicated
for several weeks that he would
make the race.
Only other candidate thus far
for the several city offices and
two school board positions to be
filled at the election of May 8 is
B. Hudson Bridges, a candidate
to succeed himself as Ward 4
The rumor mill, however, was
considerably more active, with
the latest hot-ofthe-griddle ru
mor listing Glee A. Bridges, for
mer county commissioner, as a
potential candidate for mayor.
Othe possibilities included
Carl F. Mauney, Ward 2 commis
sioner, and Hal D. Ward, Ward
5 commissioner, with the outside
chance that Mayor J. E. Herndon
might seek re-election:
It was generally conceded that
Mr. JMauney and Mr. Ward, cur-,
rently members of the city board,
would not oppose each other.
While Mr. Mauney said he was
not yet ready to make a state
ment concerning the race, Mr.
Ward said he would either be a
candidate for mayor, or would
bp a candidate to succeed him
Otherwise, the political gossip
listed several possible candidates
for the Ward 5 school trusteeship,
which B. S. Neill announced last
week he would vacate. They in
cluded E. E. Marlowe, Fred W.
Plonk and Tolly Shu ford, all
known to be considering offering
for this position.
Only other formal development
was an announcement by H. C.
Wilson, prominently mentioned
as a possible contender for the
Ward 4 city board post, that he
would not seek this office.
Both Mr. Allen and Mr. Mc
Curdy are Kings Mountain busi
Mr. Allen, who owns Aliens
Antiques, has been a citizen of
this community for 21 years. He
was 'born in Number 4 Township,
fand- served as Kings Mountain's
chief of police fTom 1930-33. From
1921-23, he was mayor of Easley,
S. C, For some 20 years, Mr. Al
len was engaged in municipal
construction work, including the
building of water and sewer In
stallations. He Is the lather of
five children. '
In announcing his candidacy,
Mr. Allen Issued the following
statement: "I am aware of the
responsibilities of mayor, and, if
elected, will assume them. I
have no desire to punish would
be enemies or to reward friends,
other than endeavoring to serve
the entire population.
"I shall do my best to be fair
to everyone, striving at all times
to be right I plant myself on that
one word "tight," and I will re
fuse to ?be moved from it, once I
?have found it.
? "I "believe in progress, without
(Cont'd on page eight)
Bed Cross Fond Campaign Began
Tuesday; Solicitors Are Active
j ,t 1 1 , i
Kings Mountain's 1951 Red
CM e fund campaign got under
way Tuesday morning, following
a -kick-off breakfast at the Coun
try Club, with 40 committeemen
Feature of the breakfast was
an address by Mrs. Ruth Searle,
of .the Southeastern area office
Mrs. Searle emphasized the
heavy calls now being made on
the Red Cross from the armed for
ces, along with the many civilian
services which Red Orosw strives
to keep itself in readiness to
Mrs. Searle herself customarily
works with the disaster relief
branch of the Red Gross and re
cited many personal experiences
of speedy Red Orosis action fol
lowing disaster from storm, flood,
and explosion. ? ??.?$ "
Campaign Chairman Aubrey
Mauney presided at the meeting
and urged the committee mem
bers to complete their solicits-,
tton work as quickly as possible.
Goal of the campaign is 6,139.
Completion of two major so
licitation organizations were an
nounced this week.
Mrs. Grady King, chairman of
the schools division, announced
the following sub-chairmen: Gen.
tral school, Mrs, Harold Coggins, I
East school, Mrs. Grover Lackey,
West school, MJss.Carlyle Ware,
Grover and Dixon schools, Mrs.
W. F. Powell, Beth Ware, Mrs.
Hal Morris, Patterson Grove, Mrs.
W. K. Crdok, and Park Grace, Mrs.
J. C. Nickels.
J. Edwin Moore also announc
ed the rural solicitation organi
zation, as follows: Oak Grove,
Will Watterson, Frank C. Ware,
and Rev. C. C. Crowe; Patterson
Grove, Lawrence Seism, Hugh
Falls and Eugene Patterson: Be
thlehem, Mrs. Lamar Herndon;
Lamar Herndon and Rev. T. W.
Fogleman; Dixon Presbyterian,
J. G. Darracott, Rev. P. D. Patrick;
El Bethel, Wayne L. Ware; Dav
id's Chapel, Rev. Lawrence W.,
McSwain, Mr*. Lawrence Me-;
Swain, Ira Falls; Oakview, John
Bumgardner, Rev. Earl Oxford,
J. E. Connor and Hoyt Patton; Al
len Memorial, Rev. Lawrence Mc.
"We have an enthuiaatic or
ganization and I have no fea^
that the Kings Mountain Red
Cross quota will be reach
Chairman Mauney said. "We
I would, of course, very much like
V) over -subscribe It"
WOUNDED IN ACTION ? Pic.
Evan* Hugh Carroll, son of Mr.
and Mrs. F. O. Carroll, received
wounds in action in Korea Jan
uary 30. Pic. Carroll is only I7
years of age. having raised his
age to enlist in the army last
Kiwanis To Honor
Fanners oi Area
Some 10C Kings Mountain area
farmers "have been invited as
guests for the annual Farmer's
Night Banquet of the Kings
Mountain Kiwanis club, to be
held next Thursday evening,
March 15,- at the Masonic Dining
Hall at 7 o'clock.
! Principal speaker of the even
ing will be L. L. Ray, of Raleigh,
member of the department of
I Foundations of N. C. State Col
lege. Mr. Ray, a graduate of the
State college agricultural school,
has been active in agricultural
affairs for many years. He was
formerly associated with -a num
ber of dairy manufacturing con
cerns and later held the position
of secretary of the Dairy Manu
facturers Association of North
Lewis Ho vis, a college class
mate, said, "Mr. Ray is a good
speaker and one who weaves con
siderable humor into his .re
Arrangements for the annual
meeting are being handled by
the club's agricultural committee
which includes, J. E. Anthony, Jr.,
chairman, Harry Page, director,
Glee A. Bridges, Arnold Riser, B.
M. Ormand and Myers Hambri
Invitations from the club and
from individual Kiwanians were
mailed to farmers of the area
ARP Youth Choir
To Give Program
The Youth Choir of Boyce Me
morial ARP church will present
its second annual musical pro
gram on Sunday afternoon at 5
Music from the Psalms will
feature the program, which will
abao Include the reading of Bibli
cal passages and prayer.
The choir, which includes 15
voices, is under the direction of
Mrs. John E. Gamble, assisted by
Mrs. Garrison Goforth. Mrs. W. L.
McMackin is choir mother.
Charles L. Alexander has been
namer coordinator of Boy Scout
service in the Civil defense pro
A former Scoutmaster of Troop
7, Kings Mountain, Mr. Alexand
er has a long background in
1 Scout work.
The announcement was made
by H. C. Wilson, chairman of the
Kings Mountain Boy Scout dis
Scouts are to play an important
role in the local civil defense pro
gram. Ollie Harris is director of
the civil defense committee.
Hospital Beds Here;
Tables Are Needed
Principal Items of equipment
lacking now delaying the open,
lug of the Kings Mountain hos
pital are tables for the emerg
ency room and delivery room*
hospital officials sold Thurs
Other equipment not yet re
ceived Include six bassinets
(some have arrived), rollers for
beds, certain kitchen equip
ment and office equipment
Beds and bedside tables ar
rived during the past weekend.
No further equipment Invoi
ces had been received Thurs
day morning, thus the opening
date for the hospital could not