VOL.62 MO. 16 '
Friday. April 20, 1 951
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
Mq, H. Myers Ward 1 Candidate
For Cjty Board ; 21 Seek Posts
candidate ? m. h, (taafiay)
Myers boa filed hie candidacy
for Ward 1 commissioner.' op
posing Hunter NeUler and James
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KEETER nORSE WlNS ^
Keeter's Fashion 'Lady, own
ed by J. Byron Keeter of Kings
Mountain, wa a first place win
ner in the mare class at the an
nual August* Hore? Show,
sponsored by the Augusta -Rid
ing and Driving association,
$$ CONTEST JUDGE
Joe Hedden, director of the"
Kings Mountain high school,
was one ?f three judges of
last Friday at Wisthrop Col
lege, Ro<* Hill.
? CONTEST WINNER ?'
Mhfe Kathleen Dettmar, dau
ghter o< Mr. and Mrs. h. C. Dett
mar of Kings Mountain, Was
first -place winner In advanced
costume design at the recent
twentieth annual exhibition otK
student work at fUngling
School of Art, Sarasota, Fls.
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ON HONOR ROLL
Miss Betty J. Klser, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. A, S. Klser, of
route 3, is the only student ?t
Appalachian State Teachers^
College from Cleveland County*5
to make the honor roll for both ,
the fiurt and the second quar
ters. * % >'
Building permits were Issued
at CHy Hall during the past
week to B. S. Peeler, Jr., and to
D. M. Peeler for construction of
two new four-room dwellings
on Ptriur street *t estimated
cost of $1,500 each and to James
B. Simpson . for construction of
a new four-room dwelling off
I South Gaston street; cast $5,000.
Four icings Mountain area
men were among the 39 Cleve
land 'county selective service
group Inducted into the army
in Charlotte last Friday.
we:*;: William Arthur Bennett,
Billy Mtatln Bagwall and John
Oates Plpnk, Jr., all of Kings
Mountain, and Charles Lemar
Houser, o t Grover.
I AT POST BRAGG
John O. Plonk, Jr., sen of Mr.
and Mrs. J. O. Plonk, Inducted
into the army last Friday, has
been assigned to the signal
corps at Fort Bragg, according
to information received by his
May 8 Election
Kings Mountain had one new
candidate for city .office this
week and one additional possi
bility of a run -off election.
M. H. (Smiley) Myors, textile
employee and former cab opera*
tor, filed notice of candidacy
with City Ciertt S. A. Crouse Tor
the Ward 1 commissioner, a posi
tion already sought by Hunter
Nelsler and Jam^s (Red) Layton.
As of Thursday rioon, 21 candi
dates had filed> for the six tfty
and two school board elective po
sitions. Only candidate yet with
out opposition was Dr. P. 'G.I
Padgett, candidate for the Ward
4 school trusteeship.
? Though the filing deadline
does not arrive until five days
prior to /the election (close of
business at 5:30 p. m. on May
2V most political observers felt
tjiat tiiei'e would uot be many
With the election only 18 days
away, almost all candidates were
Increasing their efforts to seek
out the voters for support, and
the registrars at the flve pre
cincts reported increased busi
ness over the past weekend.
Heavlets 'registration was in
Ward 2, where more'thasi w) new
voters placed their names on the
book, and second most active sec
tor was Ward 5, where more than
60 new names-have been added
to the voting" scrolls, i
The tempo of registration ac
tivity and politicking was ex
pected to increase as the May 8
voting day nears.
In announcing his candidacy,
. . 'It seems every candidate has
a platform to stand on. Platforms
are no good unless the candidate
has the courage to make them
work. In ti}e past tuWe bay been
several representatives of indus
try (dthtr than textiles), Inter
ested in locating in Kings Moun
tain but for some reason Slave
not been encouraged to do to by
our city representatives.
''If elected commissioner from
Ward One I will jiot sir back and
holler Who fired #iat shot, every
time something comes up before
the council, or holler "yes" to
everything some other represen
tative says, as some have in the
"Ou^watersupply is ample to
take care of <at least 3.000 more
people without any ^xtra ex
penditures. New industries mean
mote people, more people means
more money, toore money insures
our merchants .and business men
more profits. So why not en
courage Industry to locate In
Kings Mountain. We haVe main
line railroad and through -high
way truck facilities to all the eas-|
"Looking after the Affairs of
Klnga Mountain is an Important
Job. and Should be put In capable
hands. If elected I will weigh
carefully each problem operate
iy before acting on any."
The House and Gardijfe? Club
will present a preview of spring
and summer fashions next .Wed
nesday aftefnoon at the home of
Mr. and WDwu-Faul M. KlWtf,'
corner .af ? .Mjfrgfr . ? 'arid Gaston
Kings Mountain women will
model the latest in fashions from
the exclusive Mary Rtc* shops of
Camden. S. C, and Hamlet, N.C
Those aerving as models are
Mrs. Charles A. Neiaier, Mrs. Ro
bert Neill, Mr& WHHam Ito*tock,
Mm Hayne Blackmer,
Peeler, Mrs Henry Neisier, Mm.
Gaorge w. Msuney, Mrs. 3, A
Netslar. Mrs. Arnold Ktoer, Mrs.
H. ,-C. Mayes,. MUs Ann Maye.s,
" "" t. Bridge*, Mrs X. A.
S. O. Davis. and Mrs.
lis at 3:3*^1
Of the Char
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WONT MUM ? Dr. L. P. Baker,
veteran school trustee and chair
man of the city school board, an
nounced Thursday he would not
seek re-election as Ward 4 tmi
Dr. L. P. Baker, veteran chalr
man of the city school board of
trustees, announced Thursday he
would not toe a candidate to r re
election, thus bringing to com
pletion at the end of his present
term a period of 20 years of ser
vice on the city school board.
Dr. Baker, representing. Ward
4, was appointed to the school
.board in 1931 at the death of C
E. Netsler. He was subsequently
elected to several successive
The popular Kings Mountain
dentist said he had decided not
to run for reelection.
ny friends In Watd 4 *nd in oth
er part* of tile city have urged
me to seek re-election, I feel It is
time for another to take ovtr my
school board position.
*1 have enjoyed vrtjr much my
work on tin school board and
ray retirement from membership
does not mean that my Interest
in the schools ofthe 'community
is in any way diminished.'*
(M To Give
The Woman's ?ub Art Exhi
bit, featuring student work from
all sdhoofe of the cRy and also
paintings of adults, will be open
ed to the public on Friday at the
club building from 3 to 5:30 in
the afternoon and from 8 to 10
o'clock in the evening. , '
In addition to painting* and
water -colors, other type* of art
will ateo be exhibited, including
floral arrangements, handcraft,
The art exhibition will Include
work of students at Central, East
and West schools, and by Mrs. H.
L. Campbell's art class.
Adults who.vrferti to enter chelr
collection should call Mrs. Mof
fat* Ware or Mrs. Luther Caneter.
At 8 o'clock a program will be
given to demonstrate the art of
music, drama and dancing.
Pass $8M-Mark I
Contribution** to the ?Kin^s
Mountain high school band fund,
on Che balls of scattered reports
Thursday morning, had .reached
a total of more than $800, Chair
man Tolly Shuford reported. 1
Goal of the campaign Is $2,400
Funds derived from the cam pal
gn will be used to purchase fcand
uniforms ?y?d other equipment
during the forthcoming 1 2 mon:
ths tot the pet? j -winning school
Mr.' Shufotd Ms soliciting
committee Will meet at Ms home
on W. KUig strsft Friday evening
?t 7 o'clock to mrap' f>iana for
successfully eompletir?g the
campaign. Which is being con
ducted by the Lions club.
W. K. Maaney. Jr.
To Head laycees
In Coming Year
W. K. Mauney, Jr., was elected
to head the Junior Chamber of
Commerce for 1951 -5C at the an
nua] election of the club officers
held at the meeting of the or
ganization -Tuesday night at the
Masonic dining hail.
Other officers elected includ
Ben Ballard, first vice-presi
Fred Wright, Jr., seond vice
Dr. ~L. T. Anderson, secretary.
Dr. H. H/ Reed, treasurer.
, Lewis (Luco) Falls, sergeant
at-arms (Jay Bird).
Directors elected, all for two
year terms, were I. Ben Goforth,
Jr., J. C. Bridges, A1 Rolston and
Holdover directors are Fred
Weaver, J. T. McGinnis and
Fleete MeCurdy. Retiring; direct
ors are James (Stumpy) Houser,
Wilson Griffin and Charles Alex
ander. Only six^directors were
elected during 1950-51. ?
Only contests for the offices
were for the presidency and di
J. C. McKinney was nominat
ed for president. President Fal
son Bar ias, who presided, call
ed for a stand-up vote and Mr.
Mauney emerged the /Victor.
The four elected directors were
successful over May hard Snow,
Bill Jonas and D. D. (Salty)
President Barney announced
that the club was sponsoring a
visit here of the Pawnee Broth
ers circus on April 20 (today), He
said that the club would get 30
percent of all advance ticket
sales to the two, performances of
the circus and lb percerft of the
?gross at the ticket windows.
Advance tickets, which Mr.
Barnes said were not good for
reserved seats, are on sale by the
club member* and at Griffin
the performances to puictan im
vane? tickets. Proceeds derived
by the club from this project, he
said, go Into the organization's
Kings Mountain Recreation Parte
fund*m: ?? \ .TrvjaH?
aj citizens wl.o ptan to attend
Plans were made for the politi
cal Campaign of President Barn
es, Who has been nominated for
the office of third district vice
president by the club. A large
delegation of club members i*.
expected to attend the third dis
trict meeting at 'Albemarle on
Wednesday and the state con
vention, set for May 18-19 4t
Asheville. V ? ?" ?
George W. Allen, candidate tot
mayor, M currently wearing the
label, at least In some quartern,
of the "Kissing Candidate."
According to sources customar
ily considered completely relia
ble, Mr. Allen has not confined
his kissing activities to babies,
which is customary among seek
ers of political offices.
Mr. Allen, the t'Atrce Said, de
monstrated his abilities only to
older "babies," none less than
18 years of age, all female, and
some a bit older than 18?
The kissing Incident alleged
ly happened at Belk's Depart
ment Store, where, it was re
ported , only one potential reci
pient escaped without a bussing.
The Herald made no effort to
determine whether the vote-get
ting effort was successful, but did
check other department stores,
failing to find any fuhher re
ports of kissing activity on the
part of Mr. Allen, or other can
The Senior Class Mil give a
three-act play "But Pair To- 1
Morrow" on Friday night, April
27, at the high school auditori
um. Th;; play is under tha-ip?
rection of Mlas Sara Alexand
er. Advance sale of tickets \
gan this week at -00 cents for
adults, 30 cents for students.
HOSPITAL GIVEN NEW TYPE PANEL TRUCK ?In the picture above, OUie Harris, on behall oi Harris
Puneral Home. Is conveying the title to the 1936 Packard ambulance to Joe Dixon, bualnou manager
of Kings Mountain hospital. Looking on are Bob Bridges, extreme left and W. C. Grantham, ex
treme right. The former ambulance has been converted into a panel truck. (Photo by C<?rlisU Studio.)
Prqject Is Launched
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A long-term cKy beautif teat Ion
program is. being -launched this
week under sponsorship of the
Kings Mountain Garden Club and
the House and Garden club.
Specifically, the long-term aim
Is to make Kings Mountain the
"rose city" of North Carolina. .
Already supporting the pro
ject,- la addklon to Hie sponsor
ing organizations, . are Kings
Mountain Lions club, Kings
Mountain Klwanls . club, Kings
Junior VS^ man's Club. The city
has alio promised its ftiil coop
eration in the project.
The "Living Seeutification
Progrartt** is the outgrowth of the
recent visit here of Mrs. Edith
Braze) 1 Evans, editor of Living
magazine: Suggestions for the
project w ere made by her and by
the magazine, which, in turn,
will give iOO Paul Scarlet climb
it rose plants to the sponsoring
groups for planting here.
Co-chairmen of the protect are
Mrs, Hunter Nelsler'' and Mrs.
Sam Davis. ,
tin broad outline the propect
includes: an effort to get orie
climber rose at every home li)
the community, beautlficatlon
with climber roses of public
buildings and Industrial plants,
and an educational program on
the . planting, fertilizing and
growth of the plants.
Committee heads named to for
ward the project were announced
by the chairmen as follows:
Public relations ? Mrs W. L,
Preasly, Mrs. George H. Mauney,
and Mrs. Joe E>*SO
Publicity ? Martin Harmon
and Glee A. Bridges.
Finance W. Prank R. Summers.
Solicitations ? Sam Stalling.
Site* t- W. K. Mauney, Sr.
Ground preparation ? Glee E,
Bridges and Mis. Carl F. Maun
Planting ? Mrs. Jim Herndon
and Mrs. Clyde Kerns.
* Upkeep ? Sam Suber.
Selling? Byron K^eter.
Other committee members are
to be Announced In the near fu
ture, together with full details
concerning the project, it was
stated'. ..^??1'., ?'/. " ? ?" ' -
AT NCEA MEETING
King* Mountain area teach
ers attending the annual meet- -I
tng of the North Carolina Ed
ucation association at Ashe
ville faat weekend Included
Mrs. John Gamble, Mrs. Juaplta
Warren, Misses Margaret Bat
terree, Kittle Lou Sutton and
Mary Mallard, of the cky*yn
tem, and Principal John fiudl
sill and Mns. Elizabeth Keel; at
Beth- Ware. ; ' '/'? 4 ?
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Subject* have not been assign
ed, or announced, but it la gen
erally anticipated that rarh will
adopt as his subject aiMl^iieme
? Why i Should1!/ Be the ,'Mt
Mayor of Kings Mountain.'*
' iMSr. Plonk said each speaker
Will be limited to four mlnutea.
The candidates will draw tor,
a peaking position. .* J'.
The Lions dub convene# at 7
o'clock at the Masonic Hall,
St Matthew's Church!
To Build New Maine
St. Matthew's Luy>eran chur
ch will build a n?w parsonage
at the lite of the prmof man
se. according to action taken
by the church Sunday.
Work .on dwnolliMig the for
mer MlidMKi was already as*
derway this week. The church
will build . to eight
at the present sit*,
the church accepted a gilt of
IfcSOO Item 8. A. Mauney. In Ilea
of the lot at the comer *>1
Ridge and Gaston street which
. Mr. Manney had formerly ten'
dered for that parpose.
Mis. Bettis Dies
Funeral rites for Mrs. Austell
Bettis, 54, of Earl, mother of Mra.
James H. Page, of Kings Moun
tain, were conducted Thursday
afternoon from New Hope Bap
tist church, with Interment fol
lowing in the 'church cemetery.
Mra. Bettis succumbed" Wed
nesday mor/iing ait 9:45 at Shel
by hospital, the victim of severe
burns sustained at her home
Tuesday. Mrs. Bettis was punch
ing a fire in an open grate, when
the chenille robe she was wear
ing ignitfd. She vva a teverely
burned before the flames could
be extinguished. She had been in
111 health for several months but
had been improving dally.
.Mrs. Bettis was the former Miss.
Zella Hopper, of Earl. She had
been a member of New Hope
church for more than 40 years.
Surviving, in addition to Mrs,
Page and her husband, ar? the
following children: Howard Bet
tis, Selma, Austell Bettis, Jr.,
Shelby, Randolph, Billy and
Gene Bettis, of Earl. DOn Bettis,
Camp Pickett, Va., Allen Bettis,
at home, and Miss Leo la Bettis,
Gardner-Webb' college. A brother,
Earl Hopper, and ft JMftrjr Mrs.
Bynum Maunty, both of Shelby
also survive. \
Funeral rites were conducted
by Dr. John S, Farrar, assisted by
Rev, J. L. Jenkins, Rev. C. <
Crow, and Rev. John W. guttle.
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In Track Crash
Eulan B. RudMIl, 24. of Vale,
died enroute to the hospital Sun
day afternoon after an accident
about four milse aouth of King*
Mountain on the Tork highway.
H? was the fleet; ?<?hwajr Occi
dent victim of 1951 tn the King*
Sawyer, who inveatlgated. aald
a spring on ttte truck apparently
broke causing the ydung driver
to lose control of the vehicle, a
tractor-trailer Dteael owned by
Carolina Trucking Co., Cherry -
vtlte. Sawyer aald the trailer
came unhitched and the cab left
the road and rammed * largt
trie. ??? '? ' tf,;.: - .
K^'RudWll waa pinned in the dt
moliahed cab for minutes be
fore effort to '"r'c zti him suc
ceeded, he aald. '
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An ambulance now regarded as
obsolete for its original purpose
is now doing regular duty as a
panel truck in the employ of
Kings Mduntaln hospital.
The converted truck Is a gift "to
the hospital from Harris Funeral
Home, made available to the -hos
pital after the Harris firm re
cently replaced Its 1936 Packard
ambulance with a new 1951 cus
tom -bu? It Poivtiac ambulance.
Though It had been driven
only 57,000 mil eat, the Packard
was regarded as obsolete for the
fast emergency work frequently
required of ambulances. , '
Victory Chevrolet Company
and Bridges Au,t? Parts cottabo
rated to aid the conversion ot the
ambulance Into a truck. The mo
tor company's paint shop, using
paint furnished by the parts
company, did the renovating and
"The hospital is deeply appre.
ciativa of this gift," Mr. Dixon
said, "'for a vehicle was required
to handle supplies and other
hospital transportation problems.
Harris Funeral Home and the
other cooperating firms have
helped us tremendously. While
this vehicle may too old for am
bulance work, it fills the hospi
tal's needs to perfection."
Practices Saturday '
Coach J. R. Bradshaw of the
Kings Mountain American Le
gion Junior baseball team has
called another practice session
for Saturday afternoon at 1
o'clock at City Stadium.
A morning practice session for
boys born in 1936 and after has
also been called for 9:30 Satur
day morning. Coach Jack Sink,
of Kings Mountain high school,
is to conduct this drill.
Some 35 boys from Graver.
Beseem?*. City, E-nhware and
Kings Mountain reported for the
initial practice sessltfn last Sat
Boys born in 1934 and after are
eligible to compete In the Junior
fee?ball program this seasoh.
y:ni Hold Retreat
Thirty-two members of Presby
terian Youth Fellowship and
adult leaders will leave for a
retreat at Kings Mountain Pres
bytery's carnp near Saluda Fri
The program will include rec
reation, planning for the year's
activities, and study. Mrs.' Carl
Davidson will lead the group in
worship Friday nigHt. There will
be a Bible Study Saturday morn
ing led by the oastor, Rev. P. D.
Patrick ? - .
Other adults attending will be
Mrs. P. v. Patrick, Mrs. Paul Mail -
ney, Miss Lillian Barber, and
JmM Ruth. The retreat will end
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Officer Warren G. Ellison of
the King* Mountain police de
partment was aMghtly Injured
when hif by an automobile on
Cleveland avenue near his home
on Saturday night around 10:19
p. m. " f. ? ii
He was rushed to Kings Moun
tain hospital where examination
showed no broken bones and on
ly alight injuries.
Ellison got out of a oar into the
path of the other vehicle it was
reported. No charges were made!
against the driver of Hie car.
Plans are being forwarded for
the Lottie Goforth Memorial ad
dition to the Kings Mountain
hospital and for the construction
of a nurses' home, according to \
statement Thursday from Robert
L. Moser, administrator of Cleve
land County hospitals.
Mr. Moser said Architect Wal
ler W. Hook Is completing work
ing sketches of the proposed ad
dition to the hospital and has al
so been instructed to draw pro
posals for the nurses' home.
Dr. O. P. Lewis, trustee of the
Lottie Goforth estate, now val
ued in excess of $30,000, .has In
dicated that this fund will be a- >
vailable for use on the construc
tion of the wing to bear Miss Go
forth's name. The wing is to in; '
elude an addition to the obstetri
cal quarters at the hospital and
quarters, with waiting room, for
The nurses' home would be in
residential style from outward
apperance, dormitory style in the
interior, Mr. Moser said.
Mr. Moser also announced pur
chase of a gas machine and
surgical suction machine for the
hospital operating room, design
ed to quiekly ready tho. operating
facilities for almost any type of
He is still making an effort to
obtain an anesthetist for Cleve- .
land County hospitals, he added,
stating that the anesthetist
would divide time between Shel
by and Kings Mountain units,
with operations Scheduled here ?
in great demand at the moment, : \
Mr. Moser said, and efforts to
obtalrt a replacement for the for
mer anesthetist at Shelby hospi
tal have not as yet been success
Hospital officials and Kings
Mountain doctors discussed pro.
cedures and other related prob
lems at a luncheon meeting at
the Country Club Saturday. Those
attending included all Kings
Mountain ' doctors, J. D. Elliott,
hospital board chaltTnan, L.' Ar
nold Kiser and W. K. Mauney, i
Kings Mountain trustees, Miss
Vela Covington, head nurse at *
the Kings Mountain unit, Mrs.
Julia Lloyd, of the nursing
school, Joe Dixon, Kings Moun- .
(aln unit business manager, and
Mt Moser. '
At First Baptist
The First Baptist church will
observe "Intermediate Day" on
Sunday, according to announce
ment by the pastor, Rev. T. L.
Program of events includes a
fellowship breakfast on Sunday
morning at 8 o'clock for officers
and teachers and members of the
intermediate department, with
Intermediates In charge of the
opening exercises at Sunday
school a* 9:45. At the regular IT
o'clock morning worship service,
the intermediate choir will ren
der special music.
. 6:45 p. m? Intermediates
v '1 be in charge ot the general
assembly program at the meeting '
of the training union, and they
>vill participate fully in the even
ing service beginning at 7:30. At
this service, intermediates will
occupy the choir and will serve -
?s ushers and the pastor will
bring a special message, "What
Jesus Offers to Young People."
A feature of the evening ser
vice will be presentation of Glol
la et Patria awards to Scouts Carl
Cole and Ralph Hullender.
Firemen Put Out
Train Flra Sunday
Kings Mountain firemen vere
called about 7:10 Sunday mo.n- .
tng to "catch" a blazing Diesel
1% on Southern Railway's
The famous New York-New Or*
leans run pulled up at the sta
tion here and the firemen had
tbe blaze out in lee*, than 90
Ho. 96 pulled out of Kings
Mountain about 10;30 after a re
placement engine had been sent
A total of $157.49 in revenue
was collected from the city's
parte ing meters Wednesday ac
cording to a report by City Ctogtt 3