PRICE FIVE CENTS
Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday, March 30. 1951
AMONG politic ft I. CMHDATE8 ?" AboT0( toft to dfht on thnt of SjB 20 eoodldatM seeking the
ei?ht offtofe tof t* flltod br TOton of the city on May 8. At toft Is O. T. Bay**. Sr~ candidate for
mayor. Center 1* ?cotter T. Wright candidate for Ward 5 commissioner, and at right Is James W.
(Bed) Laytocu candidate for Wand 1 commissioner.
Hayes A nd Lay ton
Put Hats In Ring
The bridge tournament sche
duled to have begun Thursday
evening at Kings ' Mountain
Country Club ha a been tempo
xarily postponed, Mrs. George
Houser said Thursday morning.
Further (announcement con
cerning the tournament will be
made in the near future.
Mr. and Mrs.
re in White Si
meeting of the American Cot
ton Textile Manufacturers. The
meeting began Thursday and
continues through "Saturday. ? H
Ladd W. Hamrick, Sr... of
Boiling Springs, former Kings
Mountain citizen, is a patient
at Duke Hospital, Durham,
where .lie is .receiving treat
ment for diabetes. He, expects
to return home over the week
W. S. Fulton. Sr., is up and
at work agalo, following sever
al weeks confinement to bed.
Mr. Pulton suffered a heart at
tack about four weeks ago.
.Mil '??.'> (I| 1 1
in jo mtm- ' ->
J. O, Plonk, Kings Mountain
businessman, is a patient in
Memorial ' Hospital. Charlotte,
for a complete physical check-.
iWf a complete physical check.
& PARKING MONEY
A total ?f *U& 04 In revenue
was collected from the city's
parking meters Wednesday ac
cording to a report by Cltv
Ctakl A. Crouse. '$?
r<M|? L. Biddlx, seaman re
eruit, U9N, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Lester Biddlx of rot'.Ie X re
cently completed recruit train
ing at the Naval Training Cen
ter, San Diego, Calif., and is
now available for assignment
to a Fleet unit or to one of the
Naivy's schools, for specialized
PAPEt drive paorrr
A net profit of $124.95 from
the last paper drive by the Ju
nior Chamber of Commerce was
reported yesterday by FaiJOn
Barnes, president. Ail profits
from ti>* club's paper drives
are put into a Kings Mountain
Recrpatlon Park Fund, which
now totals H, 124.95. C;
Two additional citizens filed
notice of candidacy during the
week for oity offices.
Oliver T. Hayes, Sr., has offer
ed for mayor, and James W.
(Red) Layton has filed for Ward
Mr. Hayes is seeking the office
how held by Mayor J. E. Hern
don, and also sought by Carl F.
Mauney, George W. Allen and
Garland E. Still.
Mr. Layton is opposing Hunter
R. Neteler, tooth of whom are
I he Will
not seek re-election.
A total of 20 candidates "are
now in the race for six city and
two school board offices. Only
Dr. P. G. Padgett, candidate for
tm Wipd *; school trusteeship,
lacks opposition. .. ; ?
Mr. Hayes, a partner in Hayes
Grocery on Waco Road, is a for
mer field auditor for the State
Department of Revenue. He is a
member of Central Methodist
church and a Mason. Born ifl
Lincoln county, he has been a
resident of Kings Mountain since
the aige of seven. He is the father
of aeven children.'
In e statement to the Herald,
Mr. Hayes said he was Tunning
to be a "fMll-tlme mayor," stating
that he 'Would, if elected, devote
a minimum of 40 hours weekly
to the mayor's tasks.
He continued: "I shall see that
the other employees do the same.
I do not advocate a clean sweep,,
because there are some city em
ployees who aire giving their bast
to the pity. I do think there are
some who are. dragging their
feet .... I am sure there is some
Waste In manpower and monies
that could be eliminated without
impairing the efficiency of op
eration and would save several
hundred dollars monthly for the
Mr. Hayes said he would be
glad to discuss his beliefs with
any voter ait any time.
Mr. Lfcyton, an employee of
Nefoler MHts Pauline plant. Is a
former star athlete at Kinr^
Mountain high school. He Is a
native of Kings Mountain $nd is
a member of the Lutheran chur
ch. Mr. Laytort told the Herald
he had always supported pro
gressive Issues, tout added, 1
think it is fine to have new1 roads;
sewn :,<-i isposei . and
oth er improvements, but I think
the old facilities should be put in
first-class shape first"
Mr. Layton came out strongly
(Cont'd on page eight)
5 To 7 Years
L. D. Cash, Kings Mountain
plumber, and William H. Stai
nes. both charged with anon
In connection with the burning
of the Cash home here, were
found guilty as changed in
Cleveland Superior Court
years, ,;'v: -V- " > ?: -
Defense Attorneys entered ,
notice of appeal to the state
Snprsme Const j&Wv >, -5 ?>;
Lions Members Hear
Gillette On Safety
C. N. Glilette, retired represen
tative of Frdehauf Trailer Com
pany, urged driver caution as the
only means of cutting the acci
dent rate on highway, in an ad
dress to member of the Lions
clfcb Tuesday night.
Mr. Gillette, pointing Out that
more than 28,000 accidents Uj
North Carolina resulted In prop-,
erty loss of $63,000,000 last year,
in addition to deaths, recommen-J
ded "defensive" driving, slower
speeds, and use of abrasive ma
terials In road -building.
"Though I favor motor vehicle'
inspection," he said, "I recognize
that 85 percent of the auto acci
dent* result from driver errors."
He said one -fourth of the na
tions drivers, between the aces
of 16 and 26, account for 56 per
cent of the accidents. J! v
"Safe-driving Is a famtly af
fair," he said, "and parents
should exert every influence to
make careful drivers out of their
He said driving Instruction
should be Installed as ? regular
course In all schools.
TO TAKE Omc4
Hazel B. Bumgardner will
take office as dOUhty commis
sioner this weekend, and Way
ne L. Ware will become a mem
ber at the county board of
school trustees Monday. Mr.
Bumgardner was appointed
District 2 commissioner by
Clerk Of Court' E. A. Houser
Tuesday. Mr. Ware won Demo
cratic nomination as school
trustee last spring. Also to take
office Monday will be Hey
wood Allen, who succeeds
Sheriff Hugh A Lagan.
In a special session Wednes
day afternoon, the city board of
1) Voted to install a two-inch
water line from the residence of
W. S. Fulton, Jr., on Cleveland
avenue to the six-inch main on
Broad street, provided pipe is ob
2) Authorized paving of Rose
wood avenue with a 24-foot strip;
3) Discussed with J. Byron Kee
ter, then deferred for legal opin
ion, the March 13th damages to
the Keeter home which occurred
when a sewer line backed up and
J. W. Webster, who is building ]
a home on Cleveland avenue, re
quested the extension of the Cli
veland avenue water line, and
Drace M. Peeler asked the board
for action on the Rosewood' av
enue road -paving. Mr. Peeler
pointed out that all abutting
property owners had signed the
necessary petition requesting im
provement of the street, and had
agreed to pay the pro-rata cost.
Mr. Keeter said in inspection
by him, .by members of the the
city public works department and
by A.-L. Ware, plumber, indicat
ed that his lateral lines were
clear and that the city was liable
for the considerable damage
done to his home during the
night of Mareh 12-13. He was
out-of-town and Mrs. Keeter, he
said, had spent the night wkh
her daughter. She returned home
next morning to find the Keeter
basement filled with sewage and
much of the first floor of the
home covered with . sediment
* btecusoion centered On the rel
ative heights of the Keeter sew
age system with the Ridge -sheet
manhole, plus a review, both by
Mr. Keetei and City Administra
tor, M, K. Fuller, of the examina
tions Of the system conducted on
the morning of March 13.
Scoots To Gather
4, i i .
Kings Mountain Boy Scouts
will collect clothing on Monday
from 5 to 7 p. m. for shipment to
less fortunate citizens overseas,
and Scout officials have directed
an appeal to all persons who
have clothing to spare to ' have
bundles ready for the pickup.
Citizens who have clothing
they may spare are asked to
place bundles on the front steps
of their homes on ,Monday from
5 to 7 p. m. "
Clothing Is urgently needed In
Austria, France, Germany, Italy,
Greece, Israel, Jordan; Lebanon,
Morrocco, the Fhlllippines and
the D. P. Camps in Europe, H. C.
Wilson, district Scput chairman,
Mated.' " ? jSfx. >'>'.? ?' ?
Clothing collected will be
cleaited by Kings Mountain dry
cleaners, free of charge, he said.
The drive Is nation -wttle and
cothing collected will be distri
buted by American Council of
Dr. ?. G. Padgett will be the
speaker at a special dinner meet
ing at the Woman's dub Monday
at 7 p. m. launching the annual
fund drive here for the American
The. meettng, which is open to
the public, will alio feature a
rilm, "Breast Self-Examirtatlon,"
? Mrs. -J. H. Arthur, af
OS chalfman of the
urged all citizens wl
attend tMe dinner to
vJHKliJSRfl . .
PRINCIPALS IN HOSPITAL DEDICATION? Shown above are three of the men who will have principal
roles in Saturday morning's exercises dedicating Kings Mountain hospital. At left Is V. S. Senator
Clyde R. Hoey, of Shelby, who will make the principal address. W. K. Mauney, center, hospital trus
tee and treasurer of the Kings Mountain unit will present Mr. Hoey- L. Arnold Kiser. now serving his
second term as hospital trustee, will serve as toastmaster.
The city board announced this
week election officials for the
May 8 voting.
Listed below are the voting
officials toy wards, with voting
places in . parentheses. First-list
ed election official In each ward
ia the registrar, with the remain
der judges. They are:
Ward 1 (City Hall), C. L. Black,
W. H. Jenkins antfC. E. Warlick.
Ward 2 (City Hall), Mm. Hum
es Houston, Arthur Cornwell and j
Mrs. Ruth Thomasson.
Ward 3 (Phenix Mill Store),!
Mra Ruth Bowers, William Fet
Ward 4 (Kings Mountain Man
ufacturing Company clubroom),
C. P. Goforth, J. R. Roberts and H.
?|t Smith. ? .f ? ? Hp
Ward 5 (Victory Chevrolet
Company), Mra J. T. McGinn is,
Jf., B. M. Ormand and J. C. Keller. 1
Registrars will be at: the poll- J
ing paces for four consecutive
Saturday beginning April 7. Un
registered citizens who wish to
vote must accomplish registra
tion on one of these Saturdays.;
Challenge Day will be Saturday,
May 5. s
Candidates have until five
days preceding ?die election to
file notice of candidacy. Throw
ing out Sunday, this makes the|
final filing day May 2.
For Mrs. Ware
Funeral servic??^ for Mrs.
Wayne L. Ware, Sr., fc^who died!
?nonths, were held Tuesday
MM at ? o'clock from- the
at her home in Bethel
section on Shelby road Sunday
afternoon after *n illness '
. ? i ? ? jiji. ? io
Boyce Memorial A. A. P, church,
officiated, assisted fcy Rev. Ray
Swink, pastor of El Bethel
Methodist church. Burial was in
El Bethel cemetery
She was a member at Boyee
Memorial A- RP. church and
was the former Mike Jessie Black,
daughter of the late T. C. arid
Carrie Kerr Black.
.Surviving are her husband,
wayne L. Ware, prominent or*
chardist; three step-children,
Wayrfe L. Ware, Jr., Cameron
Ware,' Miss Jeanne Ware, of
Kings Mountain; three sisters,
Miss flMtlove Black, Mr* J. T.
Goforth *nd Mrs. I. 0. Patterson,
aH of^'ph^gs Mountaliw \ ?:> 'i
- Myers Hambrlght, Sal Morri*.
Leonard >JMtthle, Boyd H*fr*l
son, Jaspir W^re and Chan**
as eitive pall
Kiwanians To Fete
Ladies On Thursday
Annual ladies night program
o I the Kings Mountain Kiwanis
club will be held on Thursday
night, April 5, ac 7 p. m., at the
Masonic dining hall with Dr,
Walter T. Nau, of Hickory, to de
liver the address.
Announcement of the program
was made by Dr. J. P. Mauney,
who is chairman of the arrange
ments committee and who will
serve as master of ceremonies.
< Dr. 2?aUf head or the language
department At Lenoir- Rhyne col
ISge, will speak on the subject,
?*Off base English." *
Music will be furnished by
Miss Frances Summers, soloists,
and Miss Virginia Summers, pi
Mr. Mauney also announced
that the members of the Kings
Mountain high school Key club
will be invited to attend the an
imal occasion at which the Ki
wanians honor their wives.
The Key club was organized by
the Kiwanis club and Is affiliated
with the ration high school boys
club promoted by the. national
Other members of the arrange
ments committee were E. W.
Griffin, E. G. McClain, Faison
Barnes and Oscar Myers.
City Police Report
Two Firms Entered
Police reported yesterday that
Beik'? Department Store and Vic
tory Chevrolet' Company were en
tered toy thieves sometime Wed
The culprits evidently were af
ter department store loot, poXce
theorized. The motor company
was entered by breaking a win
dow and * screw driver and ?
crow bar were found missing.
The front door to the depart
ment store had been prized open.
AT CBOWDE1T8 CHEEK
Rev. W. L. Pressly, pastor of
Boyce Memorial ARP church, is
conducting a series of services
this week at CroyderSs Creek
ARP church. Jin his absence
from his pulpit Sunday morn
ing, Dr. R. C. Grler, president
of Ersklne College, will speak
to members of the church. Dr.
Grler will diftcuss the history
of the college and seminary at
the 11 o'clock service.
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KIWANIS SPEAKER? Dr. Waiter
T. Nau, of Hickory, will address
members of the Kiwanls c?>tb
and their wives at the annaal la
dles night program of the organ
isation to be held at the Masonic
dining hall Thursday. April S.
at 7 p. m.
For A. C. Hoyle
* : 7T " ; ?
FuneraJ services were held at
First Baptist church Saturday
afternoon at 4 o'clock lor Arthur
C. Hoyle, 61, who died Friday
morning at Shelby hospital after
an illness of five week*. ? .!
Rev. T. L. Cash well, Jr., of-!
flclated, assisted by Rev. R E.
Shelton, of narleyvllle, S. C.
Burial was In Mountain Rest
Mr. Hoyle had been employed
a* Mauney Mill for IT years. He
was a member of First Baptist
church. ? A .
Survivors include his wife,
Mrs Willie Florence Wright
Hoyle, a son Gaither Hoyle, of
Kings Mountain, three dauglters,
Mrs. Lois Eargle, of Harleyvllle,
S. C., and Misses Betty Sue and
Myrtle Hoyle, Of the home; a
brother, William Hoyle of Besse
mer CKy; rind a sister, Mrs. Kos
ste Wright, of Kings Mountain.
M. E. Henson, G W. Legens,
J. W. Walker, Rufus Mitehem,
Paul Brigga and Carl Mauney
served as active pall bearers.
School Boards To Continue Talfa
On Davidson-Compact Consolidation
The county and city school
boards will meet in joint sesrfon
at Shelby Monday morning at 10
o'clock to consider Luther a pro
poaal for seml-eonsolidatlon ofi
Compact and DavkUon schools.
The board will be laced with
abdfc considerable objection from
yaotna of Davidaon school and
w*| eome objection from Com
paot patnww* though the latter is
lew stride, ' - -I
7 A. Oibson, principal of Dav
idawt school, said that patrons
oriels school met Wednesday
nldit A total of 98 signed a rea
olutkai stating that they oppos
eventually come to
Gold Mine and \
to Compact from
it* ry schools.
y?M far the two boards have
dlecoeaed without any action thie
proposal; consolidating Davidson
Mgh ecbooi with Ofnpact high
school, and com?lidat?* Gold
Mine and VwrtJible school# with
Davidson. 11m hoidi and school
officials agree that better in
stvuetkm could toe given at both
places If th1a aeml consolidation
were attMted ..>Vv J
Net thee board, at the Joint
meeting here laat week, indica
ted that It would take final ac
tion iWore fally attainting the
yrstroa. of each achooft with the
Hoey Te Speak
Progxam At Site
Dedicatory exercises marking
the completion of Kings Moun
tain hospital will be held at the
hospital Saturday morning, be
ginning at 10 o'clock and with.
Senator Cfc?de R. Hoey to deliver
the principal address.
Seats will be arranged in the
parking area and the county hos
pital board of trustees is urging
all citizens to attend.
Senator Hoey cancelled a pre
vious engagement to he able to
accept the invitation to Kings
Mountain, L. Arnold Kiser said,,
in making the announcement.
Mr. Kiser will serve as toast
master and W. K. Mauney, treas
urer of the Kings Mountain hos
pital, will present Mr. Hoey.
The program will open with a
half-hour concert by the Kings
Mountain high school band. Bur
lie Peeler, Jr., accompanied by
The hospital board of trus
tees and staff will hold open
house at Kings Mountain hos
pital Saturday afternoon from
2 to 4 o'clock and on Sunday
afternoon from 3 to 5 o'clock.
AU citixezns are being urged to
Inspect the new hospital.
Mrs. N. F. McGllI, will sing the
"Star Spangled Banner," and
Rev. P. D. Patrick will give the
Following Mr. Hoey's address,
W. Faison Barnes, will piesent
former state Senator Lee B. Wea
thers, who will turn over the new
hospital's license to J. D. Elliott,
chairman of the couptv hoard of
Mr. Elliott wlii present the
members of the hospital board,
Robert L. Moser, county hospi
tals administrator, will present
members of the hospital staff,
and Mr. Kiser will recognize spe
cial guests. Group singing of
"God ' Bless America" will close
The program will be broadcast
over Station WOHS Sheby from
10:30 to 11 o'clock.
In event of rain, the program
wil be held at the high school
The hospital will open to re
ceive patients Monday morning.
Revival To Begin At
Revival services, In conjunction
I with the Southern Baptist Corv
I ference simultaneous "Crusade)
' for Christ," will begin at Mace
donia Baptist church Sunday at
the 7:30 p. m. service according
to announcement by Rev, R, It,
Rev. D, W, Dlgh of Bethel chur
ch She], by will condu,ct the ser
vices which will be held each
night neXt week including Sat*
The services are to end on Sun
day, April 8, Fev. Hardin said.
Ail services will be at 7:30 p. m.
Johnny Johnson, of Spartan
burg, S. C., will direct singing
during the services.
"Everyone is welcome to come
worship with us," Rev. Hardin
, Mrs. Rachel Wilson Stewart, 31
Mtfdow of Robert Stewart, died
Wednesday night at 11 p. m. at
her tjome on route two after an
illness, of threfe months.
Funeral services will be held
Friday morning at 11 o'clock at
Antioch Baptist church near Gro
ver. Rev. P. D, Patrick will offici
ate and buHal will be in the
Her husband died four years
Surviving are four children,
Lawrence, Harvey, Joan and Pat
my Mae Stewart; four brothers,
Robert Wilson, at Clover, S. C.,
Frank Wilson, of Shelby, Monroe
Wilson, of G rover, and Ira Wilson
of Kings Creek, S. C.; five sisters,
Mrs. Jeanette Wylie, of Kings
Creek, S. C, Mrs. Mamie Moore,
of Gro ver, and Mrs. Maevie Huff
man, Mrs. Lucjt Chaney and Mrs.
Lillian Coffey, all of Kings Moun
Mrsi Helen Jenkins, owner of
BUlle Ge/ie Beauty shop, wtil
attend the International Beau
ty convention Jn New York next
week from Monday through
Saturday. Mrs. Jenkins an
nounced that she was attend
ing* to study la
feair styling and