City Limits 7.199
(Pinal Unofficial Census 1958)
Immediate Trading Ana 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL. 62 NO. 20 Sixty-Second Year
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Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday. May 18. 1951 Established 1889
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
RETURNS TO KEETER*S
Miss Margaret Cornwell, vet
eran saleslady at Keeter's De
partment Store, resumed her
former duties Tuesday morn
ing. Miss Cornwell left the
firm December 31.
SCHOOL TERM GIVEN
The summer term of the
Plonk School of Creative Arts,
of Asheville, will open on June
27 and will close on August 8,
acordlng to a recent announ
cement. ?,'?> w
An omegent communication
of Fairview Lodge No. 339
AF & AM will be held Friday
night May 18, at 7:30. Work
wil be In the 3rd degree- All
Master Masons are invited to
A school of Instruction will be
held by Fairview Lodge No.
339 AF & AM during the week
of May 28th. Mr D. C. Wright
certified lecturer of the Grand
Lodge of N. C. will, be the in
structor. Any member of Fair-'
view Lodge will be able to get
Tthe day or night lecture
during the week of May 28th.
? Xn All-Night Sing.ng, fea
turing the Stamps Quartet, of
Dallas, Texas, and the LeVan
quartet, of Nashville, Tenn.,.
has been scheduled for the
high school auditorium for
Saturday night; with doors to
open at 7 o'clock, "i0an Huff
stetler made the annuonce
ment, /. i
BUILDING PERMITS ?
Building permits were issued
at City Hall this week to W.
15, Mauney, for construction of
a dwelling on Old Waco road,
$950, and to Mauney Mills, Inc.,
for constru<?tion of a dwelling
on Cansler street, $2,000.
LACKLAND AIR F O R p E
BASE, TEXAS ? Pvt. Boyce
Wells, 19, son of Mr and Mrs.
W. M. Wells, Route No. 1, Kings
Mountain, 1s completing his
AF basic airmen 'indoctrina
tion course at Lackland Air ,
. Force Base, the "Gateway to
the Air Force.
Lackland, situated near San
Antonio, is the world's largest
air force base, site of Air Force
- 'basic training, for men and
women, headquarters of the
Human Resource Research
Center, and home of AF*s Offi
cer Candidate SchM&v; :
His basic training is prepfiK
ing htm for entrance Into Air
Force tech n^^'JiMMMng and
for assignment In specialized
work. The ?v*phtirlaei|i4ei jt: '
tftU&'itnd -aiBll (Hon for fljpfe?'
lowing eypplti uiar vocation
June 12 Induction
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The Cleveland County Selec
tive Service houPfiKffeMlved
an order to furnish ttve WmMj
induction on June 12. '/ v
As yet no pre-inductlon calls
have been received, elt^erMg
the remainder of the current
month or for June.
able Interest amonc itiMMlCjMHE
iStrants in the deferment apti
tude tests scheduled throughout
the hatlon on May 26, June IS
and June 30.
Registrants desiring to take the
test should obtain application
cards from the local board office.
Assignments arm'Hm m. ) Wrv^jBi
Kducational Testing Service, Pri
nceton, N. 3, ?
Facts Are Listed
Facts ccnemmimg Tamdaj't
Municipal run-on etortteei
vllittH ptawi Warts 1 ?nd
WEST SCHOOL SAFETIPTaTROL ? Shown above are members of the West elementary school safety
patrol, organized and directed by the West School Parent-Teacher association. All are students of the
sixth apd seventh grades. Mrs. Ben Balland is the P-TA safety chairman^ The patrol members guide
younger students in crossing streets and slow traffic in the area of the Mhool- Pictured above, first
f xom left to right, are Billy Crawford. Mike Houser, Robert David Falls. George Harris, Allen Murray,
Jimmle fleavner and Joe CampbelL Second row, left to right, are Patricia Edwards, Billie Gail Wel
ch. Judy Byans. Ellen Baker. Jane Osborne. Joe Anne Smyre, Dorothy Ware, Myrtle Plumley. Frieda
Blalock. Jackie Araette. Third ?ow, left to right, are Billy Gene Spearman, Harold Jackson, Gary All
ran, Merle Valentine. Billy Joe Sikes. Kenneth Burns. Not present when the picture was made were
Ablee Arby, John McGinn Is, Larry Carpenters Louis Crawford, Ronald Ledford, Mildred McDaniei. Hil
da Hamrick. (Photo by Carlisle Studio.)
School Body Names
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Mrs. Lynch New
Of School Board
The city schools board of edu
ibienniutr. following a luncheon
meeting Thursday and iraediate
ly discussed a number of prob
tems affecting the schools.
The board unanimously chose
Arnold W. Kincaid, Ward 3 trus
tee, as its chairman, succeeding
Dr. "L, P. Baker, retiring chair'
?man, and a 1 s o : unanimously
named Mrs. Haywood E. Lynch,
Ward 2 trustee, as vice-chairman,
succeeding B S. Neill.
In nrinolpal actions, the board
discussed 1) building improve
ments at Davidson Negro school
and authorized Superintendent
B. N. Barnes to Invite a state rep
repsentatlve here to discuss the
improvements, and 2) discussed
employment of a head coach for
the' coming year.
Mr. Barnes explained necessity
of discussing the building pro
gram with the Mate representa
tive,' since state funds will be
After a statement from Mr.
Barnes that he particularly de
sired school board aid on em
ploying a coach to succeed Ever
ette Carlton, now on active duty
with the marines, Fred W. Plonk,
new Ward S trustee, asked to be
brought up-to-date on the coach*
The superintendent explained
that the city now supplements its
two principal high school coach
es $1,075 per annum, and stated
that several persons had already
filed application for the position.
Mr. Plonk suggested that ef
fort be made to employ a coach
who is offensive -minded, and Dr.
Phillip G. Padgett, new Ward 4
trustee, sugested that the board
go far afletd, if necessary, to ob
tain a suitable successor to Mr
Letters of resignation wefe re
ceived from three teachers, Miss
Margaret Goforth, Central ele
mentary school, MI ss Margaret
Ratterree, West elementary
school, and Mts. Grady Howard,
high school commercial teacher.
Miss Goforth said she was ??
(ContM oh page eight)
TO HKAD LEGION ? Warren E.
Reynolds, well ? known automo
bile dealer, was elected com
mander of Otis D. Green Post 155.
American Legion, lor the coming
year Mr. Reynolds will take of
fice following the North Carolina
Department convention. He will
succeed Paul Mauney.
To Head Legion
Warren E Reynolds, local au
tomobile dealer, was elected
conutyander of Otis D. Green Poet
159, the American Legion, tor the
coming year at a meeting of the
organization last Friday night at
the Legion Hall.
Mr. Reynold* who will suoceed
Paul MaUney, won over Sam Col
lins and James Houoer In a vote
that saw Reynolds and Collins
gain an equal number of ballots
three times. Reynolds defeated
Collins on the fourth ballot by a
margin of two votes.
All other officers nominated by
the committee were elected. The
new officers will tak^ over some
time in July.
Commander Mauney announc
ed that the executive committee
had purchased the house and lot
adjoining the Legion Hall prop
erty for is, 500.
Next meeting. of the group Is
Other officers elected were:
Mr. Collins and W. D. (Doc) By
(Conf<| on page eight)
Amy Day Will Be ObseidH||
With National Goad Open Boose
King* Mountain Will join la the)
natfti'-wlde observance of Army
Day on Saturday. jfi.
The Kings Mountain National
Guard unit will hold open house
at the National Guard motor
shed on Phifer Road Saturday af
J temoon from I to S o'clock.
Art citizens of tha community
l and surrounding area .have bee*
1 extended an iirvltttloh by Capt
Humes Houston, commanding of
ficer of the looai company, to
attend the open house. Feature
of tile op?? hooae will be ? eom
>e on duty (o explain uaea and
t mee)anl<m? of eachtyy.
"We have a good
Capt Haiijfcon said,* .^.u
hope that Kings Mountain citi
zen* will vlait u a on Saturday.,
We believe that tftey will en)oy|
Inspecting our unit and its fa
Aa an advance Army Day pro
gram, the King* Mountain Ki
wanis club was hoat Thursday
evening to merobda of the Ltana
dub and Junior Chamber of
1 Commerce for an addrtaa by Col.
I Phillip F. Hoover, of Fort Bragg.
Lions To Honoi
Dr. W. L. Halberstadt, of Char
lotte, will present the featured
address at the annual Ladles
night banquet of the Kings
Mountain Lions club, to be held
Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock at
the Masonic Dining Hall.
Anouncement of the annual
event was made yesterday by W.
L. Plonk, program chairman.
In addition to the address by
Dr. Halberstadt, who addressed
the Lions Club Farmer's night
banquet several years ago, the
club and gueata will hear a mu
sical program given by Mrs. 'R.
M. Gidney, popular Shelby sopra
President Otto 'Toby) Willi
ams will preside and Rev. J. H.
Brendall will welcome the la
Special guests who are being
invited to attend are the mayor
and members of the city board
of commissioners, the command
er of the American Legion, heads
of civic clubs, and others.
Members of the Ladies Night
committee, in addition to Mr.
Plonk, are: Ollie Harris, Sam
Stallings, C. C Edens, George
Houser, E. E. M?.Tlowe, C. E, War
lick and Ertle Powers.
Approximately 200 Woodmen
and their wives, members of
Woodmen Circles, attended the
Western District log-rolling held
here Saturday. / .
Eighty-five members of the
Woodmen Circles attended the
women's business session in the
afternoon, conducting regular
business and hearing ah inter.
earth ig program of songs and!
poetry by Chart es Loveland,
Shelby poet. ' " ' i
The Woodmen meeting in the
afternoon featured an addrass
by Fate J. Beal of Lenoir.
Following the business ses
sions, a banquet was held at the
Masonic Lodge Dining Hall, and1
a crowd estimated at 290 persons
were present for the dance at
the Legion Hall on Saturday ev
To Exhibit Woik
!. Pupils of Mrs. H. L. Campbell's
art cjassei will exhibit their
work of tl?e past year at the Wo
man's Club on Tuesday, from
3 to 9 p. m.
No admission will be charged
and the public is being invited
to attend the exhibit
The following pupil; will ex
hibit their work: Brenda Gall
Hamrick. Phil . Mauney, Paul
Hendricks, Connie Padgett, Rose
Marie Malcolm, Pene!oPe Cans
ler, WiUlam Rolston, Sandy
Campbell, Norma Kay Hamficfc,
Judy Coper, Anne Falls, Polly
Page, Ellen Bakor, Ruth Ellen
McCurdy, Chip Nelsler,
Cornwell, Phillip Padgett Joyce
Blser and Cynthia Plott. .
A total, of $195.77 was collec
ted from: the city's parking
meters Wednesday according
to leport by City Clerk S. L
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Woodward & Son
Meeting June 15
Final meeting of creditors in
the ma'tter of Joe Lee Woodward
bankrupt, will be held iu the
Mecklenburg County courthouse
in Charlotte on June 15, accord
ing. to notice by R. Marion Ross,
referee in bankruptcy.
In the notice, dated May 10,
Mr. Ross advised that Henry B.
Edwards, attorney for petition -
fr5' had Petitioned for a sum of
$650 in compensation; that E. A
Harrill, attorney for the bank
rupt. has asked for an allowance
of $250; and that L. T. Hamrick,
Jr., trustee, had reported $53 in
expenses and $100 in commis
sions due him.
Mr. Ross further stated that the
trustee would offer lor sale at
auction at the June 15th hearing
uncollected accounts and notes
owned the bankrupt in the a
moupt of $797.34.
Mr. Ross reported that the
trustee had collected a total of
$1,944.60, that costs and fees
sought would total, if approved,
$1,381.05, that the balance of the
personal property exemption of
the bankrupt totaled $450, Jeav
ing a total of $113.55 to be appli
ed to tax claims and preferred
claims totaling $80-4 37.
"It therefore appears,' Mr. Ross
wrote the creditors, "that only a
small percentage can be paid on
tax claims and preferred claims,
if allowed, and that there can
be no dividend to unsecured cre
High School Names
The Kings Mountain High
school marshals for 1951-52 are:
.Chief Marshal: Jack Still.
Assistants: Johnny Riser, Char
les Mauney, Paul McGinnis, Jr ,
Rachel Plonk, Jonsie White, Ka
thy Jones, and Helen Sue Led
The honor is awarded the four
boys and the four girls in the
Junior class ranking highest
scholastically for their three
years in high school and Waving
an average of A on conduct, with
no grade lower than a B. The
Junior having the highest schol
astic average serves as chief
Summers To loin
Frank A. Summers, son of Mr.
and Mrs F. R. Summers of Kings
Mountain, will be initiated into
membership Into the Georgia
Tech chapter of Alpha PI Mu, In
dustrial engineering honorary
i fraternity on Tuesday.
Mr/Summers is completing his
Junior year at the Atlanta school.
He has also been designated
by the commanding officer of the
school ROTC company as a "dis
tinguished military student" and
therefore eligible for appoint
ment^ on his graduation, as a
second lieutenant in the regular
PRINCIPALS IN TUESDAY VOTING? Shown above or* the (out men
who soek to win city offices yet unfilled In Tuesday'* municipal
run-off election, first such election in the city's history _ At top. left,
is Geocge W. Allen, who ran second by two votes in the May 8 elec
tion, and at top, right, is Garland E. Still, surprise of the city cam
paign who led the race for mayor. Below, left, is Lloyd E. Doris, who
trailed C. C, (Shorty) Edens, below right in the Ward 2 commission
er race on May 8. Mr. Edens led by 283 votes, failing of a majority
by 20 votes.
Kiwanis Horse Show
Prizes Top $1,500
Supt. 0.*V. Wooeley and Mrs
Woosley will bring the twelve
children f rom the Children
from the Children's Home in
Winston-Salem, to the morning
worartiip service at Central Me
thodist church on May 27, as
gueots of the members who are
sponsoring them. They . will
have a part In the morning
have a part in the morning
program, after which the en
tire congregation will eat P'e
nlc lunch at Lake Montonia.
Andy Etters HasRough First Week
Of Action Against Reds In China
A Kings Mountain soldier ?
Martin Andy Etters, 23 ? got In
to the thick of the Korean fight
ing in late April. He was cut off
twice and assisted in the slaugh
ter of more than 707 enemy
troops during his first week of
A former employee of the Mar
grace Mill dye plant and a grad
uate of Beth-Ware high school,
Etters left Kings Mountain In
the first draft group, on Sept. 27,
'?ftm is now serving with a hea
vy mortar company of the 7th in
fantry regiment. He 1s' a radio
operator and la a Pfc.
An account In the reglAient'a
publication, "The Cotton Baler",
told of the slaughter on April 25.
Etters was with a croup that was
cut off and his radio was the on
ly contact with friendly troops.
His account of another engage
ment, included in a letter to his
we were up on this ,(if
you think the mountains around
ASheville are Mg you should see
these ?v*r here) mountain and
saw two long strings of troops
coming over the hill. We let
all of them get <r/*c the hill then
we called up the mortaj* and
they started firing . . . wc killed
400 of them and didn't even fire
KOREA FIGHTER ? frt Mcnrtir
A. Ettors. 2). MB Of Mr. and Mr*
John W. Etlm. of mute tkiw,
?aw a biff wook of action afalnst
tho Ctilfliii Rods. Ms tint, not
marry wwki ago. His story .Is
a rifle. They were all North" Ko
reans " ij.
fitters' Address la; Pvt. Martin
A. Etters, 53018618, Heavy Mor
tar Co., 7th Inf., >rd Dlv., APO
468. % P M, San FYanctofco, CalH
Hc U the *?n 01 Mr- and Mrs.
John W. Etters, of roule thltfc >
For lone Event
Plans for the Kings Mountain
Kiwanis club's June IS horse
show were announced this week
by J. Byron Keeter, chairman of
Program of event* lists 23
classes for the two-show event,
11 \n the afternoon performance,
12 for the evening performance.
Pri/es awaiting winners total
more than $1,500 in addition to
the large number at ribbons.
Entry blanks were being mail
ed to horsemen all oOer the Pied
mont area and Including sever
al states this week.
Officials of the rfhow will be:
judges, J. H. Crenshaw, Kinston,
gaited division, and W. L Bag
well, Raleigh, walking horse di
vision; SteWart Dellinger, Dall
as. ringmaster, and Dr. Jacob S.
Mauney, of Kings Mountain, vet
L. E. Abbott is serving as en
The event will be held at City
It will be the first time the Ki
wanis club has sponsored a horse
show here, though it was a Joint
sponsor with the Lions dub of
the last Kings Mountain show,
held in October 1949.
Mr. Keeter said horsemen of
the area have Indicated consid
erable interest in therevlved
Kings Mountain show and that
he anticipates a record number ol
Further plans concerning the
fthow will be made at an early
date, Mr. Keeter said ' *
A special feature at the even
ing worship service at Central
Methodist church Sunday will
be a brief program of Instal
lation of the otftcei* of the
WSCS. Every woman member
of the church is being urged
to attend. The public I# cor
j Voters Will Fill Two City Posts
\In First Municipal Run-Off Vote
Kings Mountain voters wijl set
a record next Tuesday by going
to the polLs for the first time in
history to cast their baMou* in a
municipal run-off election.
They will determine whether
Garland E. Still or George W.
Allen will be mayor for the en
suing two years, and whether C.
C. (Shorty) Edens or Lloyd E.
Davis will serve a similar term as
Ward 2 commissioner.
The Tuesday run off is expec
ted to complete an allnew city
administration, odds being* con
siderable that neither pair will
finish the race in a tie.
Mr. Still and Mr. Edens led
their particular races in the first
day's balloting on May 8, but
failed to obtain clear majorities.
Mr. Still's lead over Mr. Allen
was only two votes. Mr Still pol
led 606 votes to Mr. Allen's ?04.
Carl P. Mauney, who received
538 votes, and Oliver T. Hayes,
Sr., who received 127 votes, were
In the Ward 2 race, Mr. Ed
ens lacked only 20 votes of pol
ling a clear majority. Ile received
ooo votes, Mr. Davis was. accord
ed 605 votes, and the third candi
date, Warren E. Reynolds, rej
ceived 302 votes. Mr Davis filed
request for the run off by mail
on Saturday. Mr. Allen had pre
viously filed his request on May
Interest has been keen in the
run -off election, with the may
oral scrap claiming top billing.
Mr; Still, who led the mayor's
race, had been picked? ?even by
o' supporters to run
third. Ills showing was among
the leading upsets of the first
Running as an independent,
Mr. Still had conducted a strong
advertising campaign, and he
has continued ij since, bringing
out new messages to more voters
at near-daily regularity. Mr. Al
len, up to Wednesday night,' had
been content to conduct a more
routine campaign. He had for
mally stated his intention to con
duct a campaign free of "slan
der or dirt."
Both had spent long days see
ing potential voters.
Mr. Still, in one of his cam
paign pieces last weekend, had
inferred endorsement of the city
administrator system, and in to
day's edition of the Herald in a
paid advertisement he states that
". . . wffh the capable aid of Mr.
Fuller and the new City Board,
this program can be accomplish
Mr. Allen, too, in a paid adver
tisement in today's Herald, ends
hig silence on the question of
employment of a city administra
tor, stating, "If elected I pro
pose to recommend that we keep
the administrator form of gov
ernment to carry out the policies
of the mayor and city council." ?
There is considerable Interest,
too, in the Ward 2 race, even
morr than in the mayoral con
test In some quarters, though this,
is a definite minority. Some poli
tical observers have speculated
that Commissioners Layton and
Pearson will pair and that Com
missioners Wright and Barry
will pair, with the election on
Tuesday to determine a theoreti
cal balance of power at City
Hall. Other observers familiar
with the machinations of city
government doubt that there
will be any such cleavage along
(Cont'd on page eight)
laycees To Attend
A delegation of Kings Moun
tain Jaycees, headed by Presi
dent W K. Mauney, Jr., will at
tend the annual convention of
the North Carolina Junior Cham
ber of Commerce which begins in
Asheviile Friday afternoon.
Complete list of Kings Moun
tain members expecting to at
tend was not available Thursday
morning. Among those who had
indicated their Intention of at
tending were W. Faison Barnes,
past president, Ned McGill, and
The convention will continue
through Saturday evening. Tit*
George Vanderbilt hotel Is con