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City Limits 7.199
(Final Unofficial Census 1950)
Immediate Trading Area 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Figure*)
VOL. 62 NO. 17
Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday. April 27, 1951
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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TO ATTEND CONVENTION
Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Harris
will attend the annual conven
tion ol the North Carolina Fu
neral Directors association at
Greensboro next week. The
three-day convention 'begins
on Tuesday. Mr. Harris is a di
rector of the association, repre
senting the ninth district.
Dr. L. P. Baker and Dr. Rob
ert N. Baker, accompanied by
Mrs. L. P. Baker and Mists Peg
gy Baker wil attend the annu
al three-day convention of ihe
North Carolina Dental society
which begins on Monday In
Dr. Nathan H. Reed, Kings
Mountain optometrist, will at
tend the state optometrists con
vention in Winston-Salfem
Monday and Tuesday, during
which time his office will he
closed. * .
PADGETT TO SPEAK
Dr. Phillip G. Padgett will
address the members of the
Luther League at their regular
meeting Sunday afternoon at
Building permits were Issued
last week to C. L. Arrington,
for alterations to residence on
Gantt street, $750; to Ernest W.
and to E. T. Plott, for new five
roam dwelling on Oriental av
enue, $3,400. , '? ;v ;
Miss Pinkie Lee Randall,
seamstress at Keeter's Depart
ment Store, underwent a ma
jor operation at Shelby Hospi
tal last- Friday morning. She
was transferred to Kings Moun
tain hospital Wednesday
morning for further; post-op
BROWN BID LOW
Brown Paving Company, of
Lexington, was low bidder' on
8.4 miles of paving in Cleve
land county, according to bids
received In Raleigh Tuesday
'by the State Highway commis
sion. The bids will be accepted
or rejected by the commission
at its May meeting. The 8.4*
mile grouping Includes the
Lake Montonia road paving
Miss Mary Medlln, member
of the Lenoir Rhyne College
choirs is currently on an out*
of-state tour with that group.
She is the daughter of Mrs.
Rose Med lin.
SPEAKERS AT GRACE CHURCH
The Rev.Parker Hager of East
Rend, N. C., will preach at Grace
Methodist- church at 11 oclock 1
Sunday mornrlng. Dr. W. A.
Standbury, District Superinten
dent, Gastonla, will preach
7 o'clock Sunday night.
A capacity crowd fa expected
to attend the Sixth annual La
dies Night banquav Cf the Kings
Mountain Junior Chamber of
Commerce, to he held at the
Kings Mountain Country Club
Tuesday evening at 7:30.
The program will feature ape
cial entertainment entitled "G*y
Nineties Revue," an) wfU in
clude installation of officers for
the cominf -ear, : . > j
Ai Brawn, of Kami spoils, third
district vfce-pfeeMktiV will con
duet the installation ceremonies.
Louis fkfls, chairfttan of the
Ladies Wight committee, will
serve as toasrtmastec. Dr. L. T.
Anderson will welcome the isdi
and Mrs. Pste MeDairfel will
ppomi. Fadson Barnes, retiring
president, *?HJ1 present special
quests, and W. S. Fulton, Jr., wlH
present awards. ' ; *"*r
Dancing will folk** the form
Other members of the Ladies
Night committee are Ben Bal
lard, I. Ben Goforth, Jr., and Da
vid D. Saunders. '
buuui?> ntutivt aw AMD ? The protograph above was taken at!
erenlng services Sunday at First Baptist church and shows the pas
tor, Rot. T. L. CashwelL Jr., congratulating Scout Carl Cole on hU re
ceipt of the Cod and Country award. Scout Ralph Hullender is hold,
lng the medal, he has also lust received from Mr. Cashwell. At right
Is Charlie Blalock. chairman of the Troop 7 committee, and between
the two Boy Scouts is Jack Hullender/ Troop 5 Scoutmaster and fa*
ther of Ralph Hullender. Both Scouts are members of Troop 5. The
God and Country award is made by the church to member Scouts
who meet a special standard of requirements concerning knowledge
of the chuich and service to it. (Photo by Carlisle Studio.)
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God And Countiy
Boy Scouts Carl Cole and Ralph
Hullender were presented the
God ahd Country award at Sun
day evening services at First
The award is an award of the
church, made by the church on
fulfillment of standards estab
lished toy the church, and made
available to Boy Scouts as a re
sult of the wirk of the Protestant
Committee on Scouting.
The committee developed the
award to reward Scouts who ful
ly meet the obligations of the
Boy Scouts of America concern
ing its religious tenets and tn con
Junction with a particular stand
ard of requirements of duty to
Some of +he requirements are:
1) Regular church attendance.
" 2) Systematic giving to the
3) Knowledge of the history
and activity of the Scout's par
4) Individual evidence of
Ghrfctlai character and conduct.
5) Understanding of baptism
and the Lord's Supper.
6) Individual evidence of
knowledge of the principal be
liefs of the Scout's particular
church or denomination.
Scout Hullender is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. lack Hullender.
Scout Cole is the son of Mrs. Ag
Beth-Ware school children
and members of the Beth- Ware
school Parent-Teacher associa
tion are currently serving as
temporary circulation repre
sentatires of the Kings Moun
Profits derived from sale of
new and renewal, subscriptions
to the Herald are being devot
ed by the P-TA to the heating
The circulation campaign
began last week and will con
tinue to the end of the school
term. It is alseady meeting
with success. In one week 6f :
sales, the Beth-Ware P-TA has
been able to claim $46 in com
The subscriptions are being
sold at regular Herald rates.
$2-50 for one yea* SI. 40 for six
Section 2 of today's issue of the
Herald is devoted to Keeter's
Stores Inc.. observing this week
end its 25th anniversary at busi
ness in Ki r.*a Mountain . .
Hie section contains feature
material* on the history at the
firm, pictures of several Keeter's
departments and majority of
Keeter's employee* plus adver
tising of many firms which reg
ularly supply the Kings Moun
tain firm with merchandise.
in i-Sui jLi m, the section carries
a double- *.iek advert lament of
Keeter's Silver Anniversary sale,
which begins Friday morning
and continues through Monday.
Kings Mountain Man Electrocuted
Paul Junior Martin, 30, son of
P?dl Martin and Mis. Ora How
Ml Martin of Kiftg* Mountain,
waa electrocuted Thursday morn
ing at 9 o'clock at GreenviHe, 3.
C., wfccn he accidentally touched
a hot wife.
the tragedy occurred in full
view Of Martini half-brother,
who waa working on another po
Both wwe employees of Duke
Martin iiv?r In the Phenix
*?tt community. S
HawfcFunewrt Home attaches
?id Martin wps homed on the
uppe* tMrton of the right arm.
Funeral rite* wfll be held Sat
urday afternoon at 4 o'clock at
the Church of God, with Rev. Mr.
Easoo, the pastor, and Rev. Mr.
lu^uiCont'd on page sight)
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[Attention Is Callod
To Advrtlslng Rnlos
Quota Is 1 75 Pints
The Red Cross Blood mobile
will be In Kings Mountain Mon
day and Red Cross blood pro
gram officials are reporting a
critical need for blood, particu
larly the more common "O" type.
Kings Mountain's quota for the
Monday bloodmobile visit is 175
pints, and all citizens between
ages of 21 and SO are being
urged to visit the Bloodmobile,
which will be set up at the Wo
man's Club, and. donate a blood
The Bloodmobile will be in
operation from 11 a. m. to 4:30
Two telegrams received this
week from Mrs. Marion Ritzert,
director of the Charlotte regional
area (which includes Kings
Mountain) outlined the critical
need for blood in both this, area
and for overseas use by the arm
The first Tead: "Blood needs
for Korea urgent. Poor mobile
unit response makes Type-O
blood supply critical. Alerting
you to stand by for telephone
calls from Mr. Straub to pro
cure "O" donors for local hos
pitals if needed."
The second read: "Korean
Wood call dtte-to critical situa
tion increased 75 percent. Make
every effort to reach your quotas
of 175 bloods."
The Red Cross, through Its
blood program, has undertaken
to obtain blood from donors
throughout the nation and, in
turn, to supply it free of charge
for use at hospitals and to indi
viduals requiring life-saving
blood transfusions. The increas
ed needs for blood by the arm
ed forces since the opening of
fighting in Korea has diminish
ed the bank's backlog to a cri
tical point, a Red Cross spokes
Annual contests for the Neis
ler Declaration medal and for
the Baker Reading medal 'will be
held next Wednesday afternoon
at 2 o'clock at the East school
Champions of each of the three
city grammar schools will com
pete for the awards.
Pinal eliminations will be
held at West school Friday.
Representing Central school In
the reading contest will be Peggy
Rfppy, and Kenneth Roberts will
represent Central in the Decla
David Baity will represent
East school in the Declamation
contest, and Joyce Mulllnax will
represent East school in the
West school final eliminations
will be held Friday, Mrs. C. Q.
Rhyne, principal, said Thursday.
At East school, the P-TA. gives
medals annually to the winner
of the East school contests, with
the provisions, however, that
a Student may be awarded the
medal only once. Joyce Mulllnax,
by virtue of her victory, won the
P-TA reading medal. Winner of
the East school Declamation me
dal; however, \a Leonard Wright.
David Baity, who will aepresent
the school in the city -wide Neis
ler contest, won the P-TA medal
The Nelsler medal is given an
nually by Mrs. C. E. Nelsler, and
the Baker medal is given by Dr.
L. P. Baker.
Both-Wavo. Try on
Seniors To Capitol
The senior classes from
Ware and Try on h%h school* are
to leave Saturday for a 6-day
visit to Washington, D. C.
.cSSSSir &?? i-W?*re das*,
Mrs. Pauline Putnam Is to ac
company the Try on group, which
numbers 22 pupil<? y;
The group is to return to Kings
j Mountain oaMsyl. *
TEMPLE REVIVALIST ? Rev. T.
L. Cashwell, Sr., of Gastonia, will
begin a series of services at Tem
ple Baptist church on Thursday
May 3, at 7:30 p. m.
Temple Revival ;
To Begin May 3
Rev. T. L. Cash-well, Sr., pastor
of East Baptist church in Gas
tonia, will begin a series of ser
vices at Temple Baptist church
on Thursday, May 3, at 7:30 o'
clock according to Rev. W. >.F.
Monroe, pastor. .
The services, last in the Kings
Mountain Baptist association
"Crusade for Christ" simultane
ous revival, are to continue throu
gh May 11, with services each
evening at 7:30 p. m.
The Gastonia pastor is the fa
ther of Rev. T. L. Cashwell, Jr.,
pastor of First Baptist Church. At
a revival he Just closed at his
church in Gastonia, 92 new mem
bers were added.
'.'Emphasis will be placed on
soul winning at t hese services
and we extend an invitation to
all our friends to attend and hear
this forceful speaker," Rev. Mon
To Head Legion
Nominating committee of Otis
D. Green Post 155, American Le
gion, announced this week Its
nominees for post oof ices for
Annual election of officers will
be conducted art the regular May
meeting of the post, to be held
at tiie Legion meeting on Friday
night, May 4.
. "Hie committee will recommend
the following nominees. James
A. Houser, commander; Sam D.
Collins, first vice-commander;
William D. Byera, second vice
commander; Jack Barber, adju
tant; Clyde Whetstine, assistant
adjutant; Fred Haithcox, finan
ce ctfficer; Sam Stallings, chap
lain; Hubert Aderholdt, histori
an; Lawrenoe Ramsey, sergeant
at-arms; Charles T. Carpenter,
Jr., Athletic officer; and J. W.
Gladden, service officer.
Members of the nominating
committee are William D. Byers,
Clyde Whetstine, and J. W. Glad,
Seniors To Give
Drama On Friday
"But Fair Tomorrow," a com
edy In three acta, will be given
by the Kings Mountain high,
*?hooi Senior claas on FrMay
evening in t lie high school audi
torium at 8 o'clock.
"Hie cast of characters include:
Jeanene Hallman, Dorothy Mc
Carter, Faylene FaHa, Rheta
Gamble, J<rt?n Warttck, Audry
Ryara, Swad fincaM, Ranee
Hendemm, Jake Hord, Waiter
Griff m, Jean MoCrae, Bob Mar.
tin and Maxine Jenkins.
The I>iay|| under tile diction
of Miss Sarah Alexander and 1ft
?being produced by apecial ar
rangement with the > Samuel
French Publishing company.
Admission will be 60 cents for
adults, 30 cants for students.
For Next Year
Faculty members in the Kings
Mountain city school system
were re-elected for the year 1951
52 at the regular April meeting
of the school board last Friday
night, it was announced by Dr.
L. P. Baker, chairman.
There were two exceptions.
Miss Cornelia Cobb, Central
school special teacher in piano,
had previously tendered her res
ignation, effective at the end of
the present school year, and the
board accepted it Friday evening.
Miss Mary Ballard, city schools
Bible teacher, is employed on
recommendation of the citizens'
committee on the teaching of Bi
ble .in the public schools. Action
of this committee had not been
reported to the school board on
last Friday evening, Dr. Baker
Superintendent B. N. Barnes
was re-elected for a two-year
According to North Carolina
law, superintendents may be e
lected for two-year terms, other
faculty members for only one
Other major item of business
included authorization of a conv
?mittee, headed by B. S. Neill and
including Supt. Barnes, to pro
ceed with the re-roofing of the
old part of West school.
Though all teachers were re
elected, it is possible the schools
will lose High School Principal
Rowel Lane and Jack Sink, eigh
th grade teacher at East school,
to the services before next Sep -
tember. Mr. Lane, a reserve air
rforce major, Was previously or
dered td duty and was later
granted a delay In reporting un
til June 13. Mr. Sink, ha* ob
tained a deferment from his se
lective service board until the
end of the present school year.
School May Day
Program May 1
The annual high school May
Day program, presented by the
Physical Education classes at
Central school, will be given in
the high school auditorium at 8
o'clock on Tuesday evening.
The theme of the festivities
this year Is "A Dreamer's Holi
day," and patTons will, in their
imagination, enjoy a trip south
as they see dances and activities
from North Carolina to Argenti
Faylene Falls will preside over
the activities as Queen of May.
The public is invited to attend.
Admission will be free except for
?buying a five-cent program.
Arnold W. Klncaid, well
known Kings Mountain citizen
and prominent Mason, has
been appointed Grand Les
turer of the Grand Lodge of
North Carolina, AF ? AM, ac
cording to information receiv-"
ed here last weekend.
Gene Roberts Files
For School Trustee
CANDIDATE ? Fred W. Plonk is 1
one of two candidates seeking to
succeed B. S. Nelll as Ward 5
school trustee. Mr. Plonk is op
posing W. J. Fulkerson. Mr. Nelll
announced several weeks ago La
would not be a candidate lor re
Funeral Is Held
Funeral rites for Melvin Don
Kelly, three -year-old son of Mr.
?nd Mrs. G, C. Kplly, 80S W?Gold
street were held Saturday after
noon at 3 o'clock at Central Me
thodist church, with Interment
following in Mountain Rest cem
etery. Rev. J. M. Brendall con
ducted the rites.
TJie Kelly child died Thursday
April 19, at Kings Mountain hos
pital at. 9 o'clock following se
vere burns sustained two hours
earlier. He had pulled a deep
fryer filled with hot grease off
the kitchen stove at the Kelly
home. The hot grease burned
him badly on. all exposed parts
of the body.
It was the opinion of Coroner
Ollle Harris that death resulted
from the boy's swallowing some
of the grease, rather than from
the burns. . . . " J
Mr. Kelly is superintendent of
Craftspun Yarns, Inc., Kings
Mountain yarn manufacturing
Surviving in addition to the
child's parents, are two sisters,
Brenda Joyce and Sherry Ann
Kelly, and two brothers, Aubrey
and Harold Kelly.
Pallbearers were Howard and
Harold Blanton, Bobby Morris
and Bill Briggs.
RETURNS TO HOSPITAL
George F. Lattimore, promi
nent Kings Mountain textile
executive, returned to Charlotte
Memorial hospital Monday
morning for further treatment.
Mayoral Candidates State Views
In Speeches On Lions Platfonn
Though a few good-humored
wise-cracks were passed. Kings
Mountain's four mayoral candi
dates met on the same platform
Tuesday night in an atmosphere
of friendly combat.
Each addressed members of
the Lions club, two receiving a
cal l -down for using more than
the prescribed four minutes.
The four drew for speaking po
sition and were presented by Ol
lie Harris, who also served as
O. T. BATES
Oliver T. Hayes, Sr., who spoke
first, reiterated Ms announce
ment statement, made when he
filed notice of hi? cndktacy. Mr,
Hayes said he was seeking the
position on a full-time basts and
that he was confident a full-time
mayor could save ttie city much
rSome of die city's employees
should be continued in their po
sitions; some should go," Mr.
Hayes declared, adding, " 1 am
sure there Is much waste In man
power and money which could
be tfliminated" V
He said he had no obligations
to any person and pledged U on
Ma election he found a recalci
trant board of cotnmlsaionefs, he
would take his case "to the peo
CAHL F. MAUNEY
Carl F. Mauney devoted his
speaking time to endorsement of
the system whereby a trained,
experienced man is employed to
serve as executive officer of the
"'Your city's government Is big
business, resulting in a gross of
at least $300,000 for the past sev.
era! years," Mr. Mauney safd,
"and the man at the head of it
should be trained In running the
"I don'? believe we have a man
in Kings Mountain who can give
the time, and who has the exper
ience, to give the <Aty its bast op
eration, not that the potential
doesn't exist, tout because they
lack the training and ewperlen
Mr. Mauney pointed out that
most nearby cltl?, as well as
many others, employ the system
he recommended and he cited
Shelby aa one of the few neigh
boring dues who had been for
tunate enough to find a mayor
who had filled satisfactorily
mayor - executive duties.
"The executive officer of s city
(Cont'd on page eight)
Padgett For Post;
22 Now In Field
Eugene R. Roberts, well-know^
Kings Mountain grocer, filed no
tice of candidacy at City Hall
Wednesday afternoon for the po
sition of Ward 4 school trustee.
Hi# filing raised the total of
candidates now seeking the eight
offices to be filled ? at the city
and school board elections on
May 8 to 22 and meant that all
the 22 candidates have opposi
In seeking the Ward 4 school
trusteeship, Mr. Roberts oppose?
Dr,. Phillip G. Padgett, who filed
his candidacy several weeks. ago.
Both seek to succeed Dr. L. P.
Baker, 201year-veteran of the
school board and Its present
chairman. Dr. Baker has an- .
nounced he will not seeg re-elec
tion to another six -year term.
Mr. Roberts' entry Into the
school board race further heigh
tened public interest in the
school board election, already
high due to the Ward 5 contest '
between W. J. Fulkerson and
Fred W. Plonk.
Much activity is oelng report
ed by, and on behalf of, both
candidates, and many political
observers d<*cllne to predict the
outcome which most concede will
be very close.
School board ejections are a
strict ward affair. Only Ward 4
residents are permitted to vote
for the Ward 4 trustee, and only
Ward 5 residents for the Ward S
trustee. .?*. ; ??
Mr. Roberts, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. Roberts, has been a
Kings Mountain grocer since
1932. He is a member of the First
Baptist church, and the father of
four children, two in school and
two under school age. Mrs. Rob
erts is th former Miss Louise
All city offices are filled by
election on an at-large basis. The
ward arrangement for city com
missioners merely controls the
residence of the candidates.
Terms of city offices are two
With 22 candidates already in
the field, and with opposition for
every office, citizens were spec
ulating on whether all Candida
tes who expect to run are al
ready in the race.
Final day for filing for office
is next Wednesday. The hour Is
5:30 p. m.
Registrars are also expected to
be busy on Saturday, the final
day for registering to vote In the v
(Cont'd on page eight)
Cancer Fond Drive
Nearing Its Goal
Kings Mountain's fund cam
paign for the American Cancer
society neared its goal this week,
according to report of the cam
paign chairman, Mrs. J, H. Ar
thur. , . ?
Mrs. Arthur reported receipts
in excess of $600 against a quota
for the community of $750.
She asked campaign solicitors
to complete their work as quickly
as possible in order itha the cam
paign could be closed.
Deadlines Are Near
Two deadline! of Interest to
citizens and prospective can
diooies for political office oc
cur witnin the forthcoming fire
1) Saturday Is the final day
for un-regUtered ciUsena to get
thela names on the city regis*
tratloa boeks te vote In the city
and school board elections on
May t, and for the run-off t>
lectlons. 11 required, on May
221. The registrar* will be at the
respective polling places all
2) Wednesday. May 2, Is the
final day for filing for the eight
offices to he filled. The hoo* is
S>30 p, m. at the close of the
regular day's business at City
Hall. Notice of candidacy, ac
companied by the fire -dollar
filing fee. must be in the
hand* of City Clerk S. A. Crouse
by that hour Wednesday.