. City Limits 7.193
(Pinal Unofficial Census 1950)
Immediate Trading Ana 154)00
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL. 62 MO. 24
1 I Pases
I 4 Today
PRICE FIVE CEM YS
at crrr ball
Tommy Owens, recent grad
uate of Kings Mountain -high
school, has been employed as a
clerical assistant In the city
office, according to announce
ment this week by M. K. Full
er, city administrator. Mr. 1
Owens is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Earl Owens, House 24,
TO HOTC CAMP
1 Frank A. Summers, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank R. Summers, is
to leave today for Ft. Bel voir,
Va./. where he will take a six
weeks course of training for
? (future officers. He Is a student
at Georgia Tech and la a Cadet
Major In that school's R. O. T.
C. engineers corps.
A total of $148.90 was collec
ted from the city's parking me
ters on Wednesday according
to a report by City Clerk Joe
X-RAY UNIT BCBS
The Cleveland County X
ray unit will he In Kings
Mountain on Tuesday and
Wednesday, according to an
nouncement by Mrs. B. M. Jfar
rett, executive secretary of the
county tutoerculosk associa
tion, The unit will be located
In front at Beik's Department
Members of the firm of Ernst
& Ernst, Winston - Salem ac
countants, returned to City
Hall Tuesday to" continue the
audit of the <rlty's books for
the pertod beginning July
[ Of Heart Attack
BL-BETHEL? Funeral aervines i
were held Mowtoy. affcmsBn at
4 o'clock from Bathea Mthodlst
church in Bessemer City tor
Clyde S. BreakfiehJ, who died
Suddenly Sunday mornling at 3
o'clock In . the , Kings Mountain 1
He had been in very good
health until he suffered a heart
attack Saturday night at his
home here after he had returned
home from work.
Mr. Breakfleld is survived by
his wife, the former Emma
Dynch, seven children, all of the
home and an adopted daughter,
also of the home. Burial was in
the Bessemer City cemetery.
Three Kings Mountain boys
are leaving Sunday to represent
the city at< annual Boya State,
the week-long program at Che
pel Hill, sponsored by the Amer
ican Legion. ?
Amending tfrofn Kings Moun
tain will be Johnny KiserJjfcl
of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Kfcser,
sponsored by the Khwanfa ClUb;
Charles Mauney, son of MCr. and
Mrs. Carl Mauney, sponsored toy
the Lions Club; and Jack Still,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Garland
Still, sponsored by the Ameri
can Legion. TPiaul McGinnis was
chosen to attend but wHl be un
able to make the trip.
. The representatives were cho
i sen from ther ising snlor class
of Kings Mountain high school,
on the touts o* scholarship and
V, leadership. .
The ennual Boys State is a con
centrated seven-day program, at
which represent a tie
Yvnttui services for Marshall
V/. Wright, 42, of rout# one.
Kings Mountain, who died .Wet*
nesdsy at Kings Mocntaln
hospital, were held Thursday at
3:30 o'clock . at Seoond Baptist
(Rev. B. F. Austin, pastor, and
Rev. W. H (Redmond officiated
and burial was In Bethlehem
Baptist church cemetery.
. Mr. Wright was the wn of W.
A. Wright artd the lste Mn. An
na Hanson Wright, or .Wwcfci
burg, S. C. He was a menrfber rtf
Seem*! Biiiftjt chueA asd mm
about government by
Court Sentences .
Recorder Judge W, Falson
Barnes found a busy docket fac
ing him on his return Monday
from his wedding trip,. ^
A carry-over case from the
previous week, plus a weekend
raid on white liquor dealers,
clogged the docket and also
dogged the courtroom. There was
standing room only, and some
had to peek dn from the win
Most interest, perhaps, was in
the case In which Warren E. Rey
nolds, American Legion Post
commander, was charged with
use of profane language by May
or Garland E. Still. When Judge
Barnes called the case, Solicitor
JaCk White -informed' Mm he was
taking a nol prosse. The action
'by the splicitor had the effect of
completely exonerating Mr. Rey
nolds, -who was Legion comman
der-elect at the time the mayor
charged him with using profane
language. The incident occurred
following ? raid by poltce on the
Legion Building, the raid having
resulted on seizure of *our slot
machine*,^ <*? ) . ? ? ?
?^'Considerable interest was also
evidence^ the several liquor
cases, hut Emma Latters Spen
elderly Negro woman, stole
the show, as Judge Barnes hand
ed her a four-month Jail sen
tence, suspended on the follow
ing conditions: 1) payment of
a fine of 3250-and costs; 2) good
behavior for two years. On Tues
day, she Xiled notice of appeal to
Superior Court and was freed un
5500, posted In her
behalf by Coley Freeman, pro
Sentenced 4o tour months on
0&roa4atoas.wni Brown, Negro
driver of a City garbage truck. In
Battles noted that he was not In
voking the suspended sentence
ma*r which Brown had been
mm in February. Brown also
apealed to Superior Court and
was freed under $500 bond,
signed by himself and his wife.
Both Brown and Emma Spencer
had been charged with illegal
posession of non-tax paid whis
flfy >.iot: purposes Of sale. Both
had plead guilty, to possession
fl: White whiskey, but had de
nied they sold it.
& other cases arising from the
day night raids by city police
and county oficers, Fred Roberts,
his wife, Iva Jane Roberts,
George McDonald and Mabel
Watson sought, and were grant
ed, continuance of their trials
Until June 25th. .
Stfbeits and his wife, jalled*ofr
charges of illegal possession irf
non-tax paid liquor for purposes
of sale after an early evening
police raid, made bond and were
then" jailed ftgain later in
MfljUv Stoifee jg|?reheflde<d the
couple, along with McDonald
and Mabel Watson, in Roberts'
automobile, with a half-gallon of
white whiskey. McDonald, who
fPf driving Roberts' car, was
booked on a charge of driving a
motor vehicle without i' license.
Roberts was charged both with
possession and transportation of
non-tax paid liquor, and both
the women with possession of the
white whiskey. In the early rven
tog raid, police had found nine
and one-half gallons of white
whiskey on the Roberts premises.
The case was continued on re
quest of Roberts' attorney, C, C.
Horn,, who .told the court he had
(Cont'd on page eight)
WITH HERALD ? Miss Dorothy
McCarter. recent graduate of
Kings Mountain high school, has
Joined the staff of the Kings
Mountain Herald. Miss McCar
ter is being assigned to the news
and advertising departments.
She la the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Oscar McCarter and was
editor during the past year of
"The Mountaineer," high school
In New Clinic
Dr. Phillip G. Padgett,' King*
Mountain physician, is announc
ing .this week the removal of
his offices from the Davis Build
ing, on S. Battleground avenue,
to Ms recently ? completed clinic
at 101 W. King street.
The new Padgett clinic, of mo-,
dern architecture and Roman
brick construction, is a 10-roorr*.
one-story building. It is furnish
ed in the modern manner, and
contains spadiou* and comforta
ble waiting rooms, in addition to
an X-!Ray room, and other rooms
io accommodate the several fa
cilities required by a" general
practitioner of medicine.
C. T. Bennett was general con
tractor for the clinic.
~ Rev. P. D. Patrick, president of
the Ministerial Association, an
nounces the schedule of the Un
ion Services of the five participa
ting churches for the summer.
j June 24. Rev. R. R. Council
man ojf Burlington, at First Bap
July 1, Rev. W. P. Geiberding,
at ARP; July 8, Rev. T. L. Cash
well, Jr., at Presbyterian; July
15, Rev. W. L. Pressly at Cen
tral Methodist; July Z2, Pev. W.
L. Pressly, at St. Matthew's, Lu
theran; July 29, Rev. P. D. Pat
rick, at ARP.
August 5, Rev. J. H. Brendall,
at First Baptist; August 12, Rev.
W. P. Gerberding, at First .Pres
byterian; August 19, Rev. J. H.
Brendall, at St. Matthew's Lu
theran and August 26, Rev. P. D.
Patrick, at Central Methodist.
The schedule was arranged by
Rev. W. L. Pressly, chairman of
the union service committee.
?IDS WOT RAISES
Original bids on the proper
ties at the late J. B. Thomas
son Estate, sold at auction on
Saturday, June 2, were not
raised by the deadline Tues
day, A. H. Patterson, commis
sioner. said yesterday. The
properties, sold under court
. order, bfought a total price of
6,23?.: C : ? *'?
Funeral services wer? held
Wednesday for two men Wiled
near Rings Mountain early
Tuesday morning when struck
by an automobile. < . m
Alfred E. Wilson, 40. and I. D.
Martin, 38> tooth of routs one,
died after toeing struck by the
car, driven bfjpwu-leg W. Sum
mervllle, 29, at Belmont, who
was In county1 Jail at Shelby
Wednesday In default <rf $6,000
bond on a charge of manslaugh
The accident took place !??
than one mtle south of Kings
yfcr, mW that according to ?k*d
mark* on the road the Summer
vtlle auto wa? on the wrong aide
erf the read at .the point where
the men were atrttduiBoth men
wer? employed la Gastonia and
?had returned to Kings Moun
tain by bus and aMghted at the
Intersection of the Gastonia
highway and N. C. 161 had
walked, around a mile and one
half to the point on the r?US
where the fatal mishap took
Sunvmervilip was alone at the
time of the awxident and wa*
driving a 1M7 OwMni?t w?
Win Show Honors
'v VV'V'.'Uv;' - i Y ^v' "' ? ??
? Rain cloufca played hide-and
seek over City Stadium Wednes
day, but they didn't open during
the proceedings and the Kiwanis
Olub reeled off i^? horse show on
T/h e between - performance
rains and threatening clouds
hurt attendance, tout horse show
officials said they were well
pleased with the results, in view
of the conditions.
Kings Mountain area compe
titors took their share of the rib
bons and prize money,
H. Tom Fulton, former Kings
Mountain mayor who now oper
ates his horse business out of
Flat Creek, Tenn., won first mon
ey in both the amateur walking
borse ctake and the walking
horse stake, as he rode his mare,
Nell Fulton, to victory over all
Another big winner was Bar
bara Ford, pretty Clover, S. G.
horsewoman and a veteran of
Kings Mountain shows. Relega
ted to show ribbons in the after
noon events, MLss Ford concen
trated on blues in the evening
events, capturing first places in
the ladies' fivegaited class, the
amateur three-gatted stake and
the amateur five-gaited stake.
She also placed third in the har
Another Kings Mountain shew
veteran, Mary Jo Clonlnger,
again took home a large share of
the ribbons, winning the five
gaited stake over three veteran
horsemen with Magnolia's Hon
ey Boy, and also taking the
three-gaited stake with Bright
Lights. ? *
Marriott Phifer rode Goforth
Stables' Miss Tarheel to first
place victory 1n the pleasure
One of the features of the
show was the exhibition of the
George King harness team. Mr.
King, a Greensboro automobile
dealer, made a donation of $100
to the Kiwanis cluto's fund for
I 7*$ And ..their
wivis entertaiiKM cvrnhit'.i.<#,st a
picnic at the h<rme of Byron flee
ter following the afternoon per
Following^ are the winners of
the 23 classes, <*rith horse named
first, and rider second:
Open Children's Horseman
ship: first, Lou J. Genius, Frances
Gettys; second, Wilfler's Dream,
David Justice; third, Special Oc
casion, Mary Gilmer; fourth,
Echo, Sally G. Griffith; fifth, Lit
tle Champ, Tommy Shockley;
sixth, Lady Jane, Nancy Wal
drop.. , ' ,-: .v
Three-Gaited Clfcss (Open):
first, Fancy Finest, Ross McCon
nell; second, Naughty But Nice,
Frances Gettys; third, Diamond
Jim, Carolyn Brookshire; fourth
Reverie's Summer Breeze, Virgin
ia Earl Dellinger.
Walking Horse Class (Open) :
first, Midnight M3e, Rex Watts;
second, The Walking Man, Bill
(Cont'd on page eight)
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Warren E. Reynold? was In
stalled as commander of Otis D.
Green- Post 15, the American Le
gion, at regular monthly
meeting at the organization last
Durham Davis, of Shelby, In.
stalled Mr. Reynolds and the oth
er 1951-52 officers.
The other new officers Include
Sam Collins and W D. (Doc)
ers, Vlee-cop*manders; Jade Bar*
ber, adjutant; Clyde Whetstine,
assistant adjutant; Fred Haith
cox, re-elected as finance officer;
Satn Stalllngs, chaplain; Hubert
Aderholdt, historian; Lowrance
Ramsey, sargeantat-arms,' and
J. W. Gladden service officer. -V
Mr. Reynolds auofeeds Paul
Mauney as commaitder.
Church Group Plans
. Die Young people 0t Resurrec
tion Lutheran church are plan
ning a program of family fel
lowship for Sunday. The congre
Sitlon will gather at Davidson
emorial Scout Camp at 3 p. m.
for an afternoon of feHewship,
games and visiting.
Supper will be served by the
Lather Leaguers at 6 p. m. The
program of Worship following
the supper wfH be on Cm sub
ject. Xhurch Going FamMea A r?
Happier." The Young People will
also conduct the service of wor
City Contracts With Engineering Firm
For Survey Of Sewage, Water System
Line Extension j
Policies Are Set j
On Water, Power
nrJhiG City b,oard ?t commission
n^h t" rt^ r r"eetin8 Monday
night, get two policies governing
new Installations of city servic
,.3e ,board voted to install 50
inn f two-inch water line, or
100 feet of one lnch line, per
SrJ? ?ervlcin^ residences
with water. Commissioner Lloyd
7 made the motion, Com
rnf rev T" Wr,ght seconded,
and the vote was unanimous.
.lK>?rd voted to furnish one
SmI n?8 /lght 11016 ?nd ?ne
? in servicing resi-'
dences with electric power, Corrv
"^,0"5r James (Rod) Layt?
ttle motion. Mr. Davis sec
moinf ' and the V?te Was unani'
City Administrator M. K. Ful
aSked the board to ***
poUcies on service Connections
,der board meetings
StLn,ot ** Quired for every
request for new service.
dudedf a?ti0nS by the *?ard ln"
njw?^cceptance 01 street-paving
a chock of
deeds indicates all requirements
for Portions of
m?^' j^r- WrtK^t made the
motion, and Mr.- Layton second
ed. The vote was unanimous.
ShPih^M*1 ?f.a r(Siuest from a
chise a cab fran*
?3> ???*?* ot "no Parking" at
nn? n "Metwwk
a avenue from 8
a. m. to 6 p. m. daily.
Rsraaiudsr ot the four-hoar
session was limited to discussion
of various and sundry Items.
f?2t3I?A# tK?r^ey E" A- "arrlll
read to the board decisions of
the Supreme Court on use off
non -voted tax money for recre
ational purposes. He said the
rulings showed that citizens will
c,!^L * sP??ial tax to
support recreational projects to
?m S "!egal *osis " M?S?rrm
said he thought it possible that
^ , y couid use revenue from
ptfking me ,er$ for recreation
l*S?ierle8telatlon P3*5^ by the
lysl General Assembly.
To a question from Mr. Layton
^??J^ g,pr0greSs of city's
ol Piace a traffic signal
at Mountain street and Battle
5ff*?UL_aVe,1^e- Mr. Fuller re
f hands of the Southern
Railway legal department ? for
* brtet discussion took place
concerning necessity for revalu
County, but Commissioner Oll
>^i?SarSOn'8 motion ^ adopt a
Resolution supporting the pro
Posed county - wide revaluation
tailed of a aeoond.
To a question from Mr. Lay
ton-concerning lights of Indus
trial Plant* to sell electric power
replied mat a chock of existing
contracts with Duke Power Com
pany would be necessary.
concerning needs of the City sta
rtonm'?^ ftefd? for 'ts aban
improvement, Miyor Garland
named Commissioner Wri
^ Bary a* a wo man
Jf**6 dtocu? the prob
lem with the dty school board.
Install Officeis |
Member* of tt\? Lions club,
their it 1 es, famUle* and guests
? 130 strong ? enjoyed a hearty
picnic dinner at Beth- Ware
school cafeteria Tuesday night.
Lad tea at David's Baptist
church were hosts to the club
and prepared a sumptuous pic
nic-style dinner, featuring coun
try ham, fried chicken, other pic
nic fare and an unusual quanti
ty of delicious pies, and calces.
Dave Mauney, Jr., of C*":.y
vllle, past district governor, in
stalled new club officers for
1951 -52.. They are: Sam Stallings,
president; I^e Roberts. Fred
Daughtery and Paul Howard,
vice-presidents; C. P. Barry,
treasurer; E. E. Marlowe, tall*
twister; J. C. MdCinney, assist
ant tall twister; C< D, Ware, Lion
timer; and T. W. Grayson, Jotin
H. Lewis and Jacob Cooper, di
Mr. Stall inga welcomed Jack
White as a new member of the
LOCAL STUDENTS GRADUATED? Shown above ?re four Kings
Mountain students who have recently received college degrees. At
Top. left. Is CharU Ervin War lick, Jr.. ton of Mr. and Mrs, C. E. War
lick. Sr.. graduated from N. C. State college with the degree of B. S.
.in civil engineering, and at top right to George Tolleton, son of Mr.
an&JKra. W. W. Tolleson. al?o. graduated Iron N. C. State with the
degttee of B. S. in civil engineering^ At lower Jell is another N C.
State graduate, Harvey Bamgardner. ton ef Mr. and Mr*. Hazel
B. Bamgardner. Who received a B. S. Degree in poultry science. At
lower right is Lemuel Dwigtat Ware, graduated from Western Caroli
na Teachers College with a A. S. degree. He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Lemuel Ware.
Bus Fares To Go Up
The city board of commission -
I ers. In special meeting Thursday
j afternoon, granted Kings Moun
tain Bus Company permission to
raise one-way fares from 10 cents
to 15 cents, and also agreed to
purchase gasoline during the
next two years at regular whole
sale rates from Fred W. Plonk,
Commissioner Lloyd Davis mo
ved amending the bus company
franchise to raise the fares, Com
missioner B. T, Wright seconded,
and the vote .was tfanirtious. The
company is owned by Fred and
Hal Plonk. Fred Plonk, who ap
peared before the board, h-ad ex
plained that the company had
been losing money at the rate of
$6,000 per year and also said
that one, perhaps two, new bus
es are needed in the nar future.
He said the company would ra
ther cease operating than to face
continued losses. . .
Commissioner Davis also made
To High Position
Arnold W. Kincaid, of Kings
Mountain, was elected Worthy
Grand Patron, of the Grand
Chapter of North Carolina, Or
der Of the Eastern Star at the
annual convention of the or
ganization in Ashevllle this
Mr. Kincaid, Bessemer City
industrialist and the Kings
Mountain city school trustee
was installed, along with oth*
?r newly elected officers, in
spaded ceremonies Wednesday
the motion by which the board
changed its gasoline supplier
from I. G. Patterson, Esso distri
butor, to Mr. Plonk, Mr. Pearson
seconded and the vote was u
nanimou.s. Mr. Plonk had stated
that he felt the city should split
its purchases for a two-year pe
riod in view of the fact that Mr.
Patterson had served the city
for many years.
Principal business of the meet
lng was a long discussion with
M. I. Miller,' Greensboro electri
cal engineer, concerning map
ping of the city's electrical dis
(Cont'd on page eight)
Funeral Rites Conducted Monday
For Mrs. R. Lawrence Mauney, 1%
Funeral services for" Mr*- Jen
nie Grae? Mauney, 75, prominent
Kings Mountain citizen for more
than a half-century, were held
Monday morning at St Mat
thew's. Lutheran church.
Dr. William P. Gerberdlng. the
pastor, and Rev. W. H. Stender. a
pastor, officiated. Inter
ment was made in Mountain
Mr*. Mauney, wife of R. Law
rence Mauney, died at 9:10 Satur
day morning en r0ute to a Char
lotte hospital. She had sttffered
a heart attack a few hours ear
lier. though not In the beat of
health for the paaft several
months, Mrs Mauney had con
tinued to be active, and her
death was a shock to her fam
ily and to the community. .
Mrs. Mauney came to Kings
Mountain to teach music and art
In the public schools. She was the
? ? i
former Mist Jennie Grace Red
fern, daughter of Professor and
Mrs. W. D. Redfern, of Anson
ville. Professor Red fern headed
the Ansonville Female college,
the flfst of its kind In North Ca
rolina, and second chartered fe
male sChool in the United States.
She was a graduate of Ward
Belmot college, Nashville. Tenn.,
and had been active all her life
In the religious, civic and social
1H of the community. She was
a loyal member of St. Matthew's
Lutheran church, a charter mem
ber of the Kings Mountain Wo
DAR, and held membership in
man's Club, a member of the
? number of social organizations,.
Mr. and Mrs. Mauney wefe to
have celebrated their 50th wed
ding anniversary next March.
Surviving, in addition to her
husband, are two children, Dr.
(Cont'd on page eight)
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Will Do Work
For 52,500 Fee
The city board of commission
ers met in brief special session
Monday afternoon and authoriz
ed signing of a contract with Ol
sen Engineering Company, of
Raleigh, to make a survey of the
city's sewage disposal and water
Cost of the survey, expected to
require about three months, will
F. H. Mengel, representative
of the Raleigh firm, was present
at the meeting and explained
that his company would send an
engineering party to Kings
Mountain to obtain complete da
ta on both systems. In turn, his
company will compile the <}ata
and make recommendations for
longterm improvements for both
systems, together with estima
ted costs of the construclon in
volved. He said the company
would make the survey with full
consideration of the possibility
and feasibility of consolidating
the sewage disposal system.
The city has been discussing
Che survey contract with the Ol
sen Company for the past several
months, it being first considered
by the Herndon administration.
After discussion of the propo
sal, Commissioner C. P. Bajrry
moved inclusion of the *2,500 fee
in the forthcoming budget and
Commissioner B. T. Wright sec
onded. Conynissioner James
(Red) Layton' then moved em
ployment of the Olsen firm, and
Commissioner Olland Pearson
seconded. Both motions carried
E. A. Harrill, city attorney, re
ported to the board that the city
had on its books an ordinance re
quiring ciizens to clean their
lots periodically. The board had
discussed at previous meetings
the drafting of an ordinance re
quiring cleaning of vacant lots
to eliminate fire and health haz
ards. ? " , ?
The meeting -was opened with
prayer by Commissioner Wright.
To Sponsor Show
The American Legion Auxili
ary is sponsoring a local talent
show called "Going Places," to
be pre?ented at City Stadium on
next Thursday and Friday, June
21 and 22.
A professional director. Miss
Judy Cassini. arrived here this
week to direct the show and oth
er promotional work in connec
tion with it.
She said that proceeds would
go to the benefit of the Legion
Auxiliary's pqrk and playground
In connection with the show,
the Auxiliary Is planning to run
a baby contest, schedu!*'1 to be
,gin Friday and continue through
4 p. m. the following Friday,
Miss Oassini said.
Miss Cassini said that the Le
gion Auxiliary committee 1n
charge of the promotion Includ
ed Mrs. C. L. Jolly, Mrs. Sam
Hamrick, Mrs. W. W. Souther,
Mrs. J- N. Gamble and 'Mrs.
Dad's Day Program
Special program honoring fa
thers wfll be given at Central
Methodist church Sunday, it was
announced by the pastor, Rev.
J. H. fcrendall.
All fathers present wtll be re
cognized, Mr. Breqdall said, and
the sermon subject will be "The
Head of the I*amily?'4
Groups of children will also
participate in the aped a 1 pro
Pn-pcnrmwti of th? 1951 -54
city tax levy totaled S5.067.39
through Wednesday afternoon.
Jo* McDanlel city clerk, said ?
Th? total wpwwattd pay
ments by only six taxpayers
who war* paying la advance to
obtain tha two percent dis
count allowed by law for pay
meat prior to July 1.
Largest tax bill paid was by
Barlington Mills' Phenix Float,
' The city is collecting 1951
Mm an Che basis of a SI -90
tax rata, prevailing rate during
the current year.