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    5 Population
City Limits . .. . . ... . . . . . . ... .'. . 7.206
Trading Area .. 15.000
(IMS Ration Board Figures)
VOL.62 NO. 32
Sixty-Second Year
Kings Mountain. N C? Friday. August 10, 1951
Established 1889
*j 2 Pases
I Local News
The annual Hullender Reun
ion will be. held Sunday, Aug
ust \2 at the John L. Foster
homested. A picnic lunch will
be served at 1:00 p. m.
A total of $160.98 was collec
ted from the city's parking me
ters Wednesday afternon ac
cording to $ report by city trea
sury officials. The "take" was
for the week which ended on
George F. Lattimore, secre
tary - treasurer of Park Yarn
Mills Company, underwent a
minor operation at Memorial
hospital, Charlotte, on August
2. His condition was reported
good on Wednesday, though he
is expected to be a patient at
the hospital for another week
to ten days.
The Cleveland County T-B
Association X-Ray machine
will be in Kings Mountain
Thursday, August 16, and next
Friday, August 17, to provide
free chest X-Rays to citizens
here. The unit will be located
in front of Belks Department
Regular August meeting of
Otis D. Green Post 155, the
American Legion, will be held
at the Legion building on East
Gold street, Friday night at
8 o'clock according to announ
cement by Jacl^ Barker, adju
tants A full turnout of mem
bers is urged.
Floyd Queen has purchased
King Street Gulf Service from
its former owners, Bruce (Mc
% Daniel and Ertle Powers, ac
cording to announcement by
Mr. Queen Thursday, shortly
after the transaction was con
su mated. Mr. Queen said he
would continue to operate the
business under the same trade
. Mrs. J. N. Gamble, Mrs. P.
G. Ratter ree and Mrs. Jack
Gamble attended a coordinat
ing committee meeting of the
Charlotte Regional Blood Cen
ter in Charlotte August 7.
Plans for National Publicity to
promote Blood Program were
Members of the Kings Moun
tain Kiwanls club were to hear
addresses by Mr. and Mrs. Jan
Hartman at their regular meet
ing Thursday evening at 6:45
at (Masonic Dining Hall. Mr.
Hartman, a native of Czecho
slovakia, was Imprisoned at
the Ill-famed Buchenwald pris
on camp. Mrs. Hartman Is a
native of France.
Dr. W. P. Gerberdlng will be
guest speaker at the regular
meeting of the Kings Moun
tain Lions Club Tuesday night
at 7 o'clock at the Masonic Din
ing hall. After the address by
Dr. Gerberdlng, Kurt Webster,
of Radio Station WBT, will
make recordings for re-broad
casts of interviews with club
members. Announcement was
made by OlUe Harris, pro
grain chairman. -
Merchants Fish Fry
To Bo Monday Night
All Slags Mountain ami
business, professional and in
dustrial men. as wall or mem
bers Of the Merchants auodfl
Hon, bar* been invited to at*
tend a fish fry at Bridges Air
lf?i lira nlftVl
port Mcnacry nigai, ptyiniiiiiy
at ItS p. m.
W. FaWon Barnes, M*Tehcmt*'
secretary. mode the announce
ment and urged ereryono to
"The purpose of the meet
STm win Be able to provide
; in fee future." I ?
Drama's Opening Performance
Is Scheduled For September 21
Group Sends
$200 Donation
Opening performance of "Then
Conquer We Must," the histori
cal drama concerning and com
memorating the Battle of Kings
Mountain, has been scheduled
for September 21, according to
announcement yesterday by the
Kings Mountain Little Theatre,
sponsor of the production.
It was also announced by Sam
Stallings, business manager of
the production, that the North
Carolina Society for the Preser
vation of Antiquities has tender
ed enthusiastic support of the
production, both moral and fi
nancial. Mr. Stallings reported
receipt of the society's check for
$200 from Mrs. Charles A. Can
non, president
Mrs. Cannon has informed the
Little Theatre, Mr. Stallings said,
that the society is most interest
ed in the forthcoming produc
"We are naturally most pleas
ed to receive the support of one
of North Carol ina's most influ
ential groups interested In his
torical matters," Mr.. Stallings
said, "and its support will mean
a great deal in the success of the
'?While many other contribu
tions will be needed and requir
ed," he continued, "the gift of
the North Carolina Society for
the Preservation of Antiquities
gives the project a tremendous
tojit''' - ?
Rehearsals for the drama, to
be produced on weekends at the
amphitheatre of Kings Mountain
Military Park, began last Friday
and are progressing nicely, ac
cording to the report of officials.
Jimmy Spivey, Mrs. Fred Mc
Daniel and Bob Osborne, the au
thor are directing the produc
tion. A1 Rolston is general man
ager, Mrs. M. A. Ware, program
director, Delbert Dixon, stage
manager, Bert Chandler, techni
cal director. Bill Melchir, light
ing and sound director, Mrs. Au
brey Mauney and Miss Emelyn
Gillespie, music directors, Mrs.
Bert Chandler, choreigraphy di
rector, Mrs. P. G. Padgett, cos
tume chairman, B. S. Peelqr, Jr.,
properties director, Mrs. Tennle
McDaniel, make-up director, and
Ed Smith, Jr., and W. Faison
Barnes, publicity directors.
MARS HILL. ? Wade Ryan
McSwain, son of Rev. and Mrs.
W. L. McSwain, Kings Moun
tain, will be among the eleven
students graduating at Mars
Hill College at the close of . the
summer term, Friday, August
10. At the informal graduation
exercises, Dean R. M. Lee will
present the students for gradu
ation and President Hoyt
Blackwell will speak briefly
and award the diplomas. Those
graduating this summer bring
the total number of graduates
of the College to 242 for the
Red Cross Needs
Stove For FamUy
The Kings Mountain chapter.
American Bed Cross, is In need
of household furnishings . in
order to make a family of five
? a mother and four children
? self-sufficient.
Particularly needed is an oil
cooking stove, Mrs. J. N. Gam
ble, secretary, said yesterday.
'?If we can obtain the stove
and other needed furnishings,'
we can set up this needy fami
ly and thereby enable the mo
ther to accept offered employ
ment," Mrs. Gamble said.
Persons having un-needed
household furnishings are ask
ed to call the Bed Cross office
at City Hall.
laycees Back
The Junior Chamber of Com
merce voted to co-endorse a note
for as much as $2,500 with the
Little Theatre and another civic
group at regular meeting of the
organization held at the Mason
ic dining hall Tuesday night.
Bob Osborne, author of the
Little Theatre's current produc
tion, Then Conquer We Must, a
historical drama about the Bat
tle of Kings Mountain, spoke to
the group and enlisted the co
operation of the Jaycees in the
The Jaycees voted to cooper
ate with the Theatre group in
the presentation, of Mr. Osborne's
Dick Cannady, new employee
of First National Bank, was wel
comed as a new member of the
organization. President W. K.
Mauney, Jr., presided.
At a directors meeting after
the regular meeting, plans were
discussed to move the club's pa
per storage shack. The shack
has been located in rear of No
veUte Venetian Blind Co. since
last year's county fair where the
organization operated a conces
sion stand. The group , voted to
attempt to sell the stand and if
that effort failed, to move it.
Firemen's Relief
Fund Now $5*247-1 1
Kings Mountain's Firemen's
Relief fund totaled $5,247.11 at
June 30, according to report of
Hunter Allen, treasurer.
During the year, the only with
drawal against the fund was $10,
an expenditure for a bond premi
um for the' treasurer.
Receipts for the year totaled
$879.24, Including $136.53 on
earnings from previous invest
ments, and $742.71 from the re
lief fund's share in the fire In
surance premium rebate of one
half Of one percent.
The fund Is adnvinistered by a
five-man board which Includes,
in addition to Mr. Allen, 3. H.
Thomson, chairman, John B.
Mauney, G. A. Bridges, and J. A.
Neisler. . v.
Tommy Bakei Set New Woild Mark
fw let Speed In Western Contest j
Pfc. Thomas P. Baker, Kings
Mountain model plane champi
on, will participate In the In
ternational contests at Detroit,
according to telegram from the
War Department received here
Thursday morning.
Actually, Pfc. Baker, who re
cently set a new world's, record
for Jet speed, had left Kings
Mountain Wednesday for West
over Air Base, Mass., en route
North Africa, but the army tele
gram came Thursday morning
and was expected to catch him
in Massachusetts.
The Detroit contests are stag
ed <by Federation AerOnautlque
Pfc. Baker, after six months
duty with the Air Force In Trip
oli, Libya, was returned to the
United States to participate In
several Military Air Transport
Commend contests
At Westover, Mass., he set A
new world's record of 155.12 mil
es per hour In Jet spwt, to beat
his old record of 148 09 miles per
hour. He also won first places in
etunt flying and Class A spe*vi
I flying.
After a stopover here to marry
the former Miss Mary Beth Hord,
Pfc. Baker participated in the Air
Force national contests at Shep
herd AAB, Wichita Falls, Tex.,
and at Dallas, Tex., Naval Air
Station national model champ
At Wichita Palls, he won firsts
In Class B. speed, Jet speed, and
Class C-D stunt, second in Class
A and Class A-B speed, and third
in Class A-B stunt. At Dallas, he
won a first in Jet speed, second
in stunt flying, fourth In Class
B. speed and Class D. speed, and
fifth in Class A. speed.
pre Baker, son of Mr. snd Mrs.
L. P. Baker, has been following
the family tradition of dentistry1
at the Tripoli Air Base, not nec
essarily by choice. Asked how
he happened to be assigned Oils
duty, he said, "They needed den
tal assistants and my records
showed that I had been a pre
dental student at UltC."
On expiration of hi* model
plane "duty" In thia, country, he
expect* to return to Tripoli tor
completion of an Ift-nonth tour
of duty.
Mayor Again
Asia firing
Of Davidson
Effort to hold a special' meet
ing of the city board of commis
sioners /ailed Wednesday.
Again the question of legality
of a meeting attended only by
the mayor and two commission
ers was aired, but the meeting
failed to develope when Commis
sioner James (Red) Layton de
clined to second ia motion to dis
miss Acting Chief of Police S. R.
Mr. Layton said he didn't
doubt the authority of the board
to act, even though short three
members, but felt that a matter
of considerable importance
should not be considered when
three of the commissioners were
not present. v . .
Mayor Garland Still had asked
that Chief Davidson be fired im
mediately. He said Davidson tri
ed to hire an additional police
man when the police department
was already over-manned, and
had illegally signed a bond for a
prisoner, namely, Henry Hamp
ton. He further charged that
Chief Davidson had cursed him
and threatened him the privious
Chief Davidson was called be
fore the commissioners present
and admitted that he had used
strong language in telling the
Mayor he was not going to take
any further spreading of false
rumors concerning him and his
"II yoir^eU Ilea on. me. just like
I told you last night, I'm not go
ing to take it," Chief Davidson
said, addressing the Mayor.
Chief Davidson denied com
pletely that he had signed bonds
for anyone. He said he needed
another policeman for proper op
eration of the police force.
Prior to the appearance of
Chief Davidson, City Attorney J.
R. Davis had reiterated his pre
vious contention that the courts
would hold illegal the holding
of a meeting without the presen
ce of at least three commission
ers. Mayor Still contends that' a
1943 charter amendment, provi
ding that two commissioners
and the mayor shall constitute
a quorum, has never been re
Mr. Davis also doubted the le
gality of the meeting on grounds
that effort to notify Commission
er C. P. Rarry had failed. He, a
long with Commissioners Davis
and Wright, were absent. The
attorney also suggested the a
doption of certain rules requir
ing advances notice for special
Final Bites Held
For lesse Eaker
Funeral service* for Jesse Ir
vin Eaker, 53, of route 2 were
held Monday at 4 o'clock at Ma
cedonia Baptist church with the
Rev. R. L. Hardin officiating, as
sisted by th? Rev, C J. Childress
and the Rev. Oscar Costner.
Mi. Eaker died In Kings Moun
tain hospital Saturday at 4:10 p.
m. after an Illness of five weeks.
He was employed by Park
Yarn Mills and was a member of
Macedonia Baptist church.
He Is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Hulda Mae Sellers Eaker;
his mother Mrs. John Eaker of
Cherryville; a son, Lester S. Ea
ker of Kings Mountain; and
three sisters, Mrs. William Har
mon of Gastonla, Miss Louise
Eaker, also of Gastonla, and
Mrs. Tom Miller of Shelby.
Rev. J. L. Maloney, president
of Bon darken, ARP summer
assembly colony, will be the'
guest minister for morning
services at Boyce Memorial
ARP church Sunday .at 11 :00
o'clock, according to announ
cement by Rev. W. L. Pressly,
the pa<Aor.
Edward Daniel Walter
Strong. Jr., Negro, who Is reg
istered with the OfMbp!
county draft board is wanted
for induction Into the armed
forces. He Wl# scheduled for
Induction Tuesday, did not ap
pear, and the board is ?siring
Information OWerning his
Finns Accept
County Often
The Cleveland County boaitl of
commissioners in regular session
Monday were informed that Cole
Layer -Trumble company .scienti
fic appraisal firm, will accept the
board's offer of $56,000 to con
duct a county-wide revaluation of
property for taxes.
Previously, the commissioners
had offered a package price of
$84,000 to Joyce Mapping service
and the appraisal firm for the
Joint project. Tax mapping of the
county's municipalities must be
accomplished as a preliminary to
the task of revaluing and equal
izing the tax structure.
Original cost proposals by the
two firms, plus payment of local
persons 'o conduct revaluation of
rural districts under supervision,
totaled an estimated $90,000. As
agreed upon, the county will pay
the Joyce Mapping service $28,
000 and the Cole-Layer-Trumble
company $56,000, with the latter
firm to engage and pay local as
sistants in the rural appraisal
Actual signing of contracts
now remains the last step ? to
clear the way for the long-de
layed tax equalization project
and it is anticipated that con
tracts will be concluded with in
the month.
Limits Expansion
Petitions Around
Another charge to politically
charged Kings Mountain, has
been added recently. ?
Dewey Falls and Bill' Short,
well-known In local political cir
cles, have been d?cyl?tlng peti
tions In several outlying areas
ih which the signers ask expan
sion of the city limits.
Mr. Falls told the Herald he
had covered the Park Yarn Mills
Company village and .that all
but three persons Had signed the
petition. He said Mr. Short was
"working^' the Margrace village,
and Mr. Falls added that he is
to circulate the petitions "in Coo
pertown and other places."
He said that he and Mr. Short
were paid $25 each for the work
by Mayor Garland Still, a state
ment Mr. Still confirmed.
Mr. Falls said he had not cov
ered the area between the City
limits and the Park Yarn vil
Two-Week Campj
Duty Foi Guard
The 57-man Kings Mountain
National Guard unit, officially
known as Headquarters and
Headquarters Company, 3rd bat
talion, 120th Infantry regiment,
30th division, will leave Kings
Mountain by train on August 18
for Fort McClellan, Ala., for two
week summer encampment.
Capt. Humes Houston, com
manding, said the unit will leave
at 11:30 p. m. on August 18 and
return on September 2.
The Kings Mountain unit
holds top ratings for efficierv
and in past summer encamp
ments have brought back high
Letters have been addressed
Kings Mountain employee ask
ing that they cooperate with the
National Guard in granting lea
ves to members of the unit, Capt.
Houston said.
Homecoming At
Giace Sunday
Grace Methodist church will
observe Homecoming Day on
Sunday, with a large crowd ex
pected to attend the all-day fes
Dr. W. A. Parsons, a former
pastor, will deliver the sermon at
11 o'clock, and picnic dinner will
be served at 12:30.
Following dinner, the after
noon program will feature a mu
sical program, featuring the
Westford Methodist church quar
tet, of Concord, the Mello-Tone
quartet and Twilight quartet, of
Kings Mountain, and Richard
Morrow and Becky McLaln, solo
ists, of Mooresville.
"All church members and oth
er* are urged to bring well-filled
baskets," the pastor, Rev. T. W.
Hager, sakl. "We are mpacUnjg a
rapacity crowd and a moat en
joyable Homecoming Day event."
,-j* v
Art Weiner IS anted
KMHS Head Coach
Ex-UNC Star
Accepted Post
Here Thursday
Art Weiner. receiving end of
the All-American passing team of
Charlie (Choo Choo) Justice, to
Weiner, has been officially nam
ed head football coach at Kings
Mountain high school.
The big Nev; Jersey football
star of the 1946-49 era at Caro
lina inked . a contract with the
Kings Mountain board of school
trustees here Thursday afternoon
at 3:30 p. m.
Coach Weiner withdrew from
the New York Yankee profession
al team to enter into the coach
ing business after having once
decided to continue in piay-for
pay game.
Fred W. Plonk, member of the
board's athletic committee ,had
announced here Monday . that
Weiner had telephoned that he
"was going to New York with
his contract In his hand". This
apparently ended negotiations
Candidates for the 1951 foot
ball team are urged to meet at
Central gymnasium Tuesday
afternoon at 4 o'clock for e
quipment issue, it was announ
ced yesterday by Head Coach
Art Weiner. Pre-school drills
will get underway on Wednes
day, he said.
but the new development came
when Weiner apparently could
n't come to terms with the Yan
kee management and informed
the committee that he "was still
interested" in coming to Kings
News of the efforts to secure
Weiner as coach here was well
received. Presidents of the Ki
wanls Club, Lions Club, Jaycees
and Merchants association for
warded a telegram to Weiner
welcoming him to the city pro
vided he accept the position and
offering to "back you whole
heartedly to give Kings Moun
tain the very best athletic pro
gram possible."
The Mountaineer Club, Inc.,
upon learning that the big pro's
salary requirements were over
the school's budget, went to work
to solicit money and quickly
guaranteed that the necessary
funds would be provided/
CoAch Weiner, a native of New
ark, N. J., is a veteran of the
Marine Corps and Is married to
the former Miss Boots ie McKim
mon, of Chapel Hill. They have
one son, Gregg, age 17 and one
half months. He plans to move
his faml'y here as soon as pos
McGills Of Gaston
To Hold Reunion
The McGills of Gaston will
hold their annual family reunion
at Bethel Church Arbor, off the
Cherryville Road, next Wednes
A brief devotional program
will begin at 11 o'clock, follow
ed by a business session and pic
nic dinner.
Miss Wilmot Whitesides, of
Gastonia, Is president of the
clan, and is urging all members
of the clan to attend the annual
gathering. (
Paul E. Hendricks, army medical
corps reserve, has been ordered
to active duty. The Kings Moun
tain physician is to report at
Camp Gordon, Ga., Monday.
Dr. Hendricks
Ordered To Duty
Dr. Paul E. Hendricks, promi
nent Kings Mountain physician,
and captain In the army medical
corps reserve, has been ordered
to active duty.
He received orders Wednesday
morning to report at Camp Gor
don, Ga., on Monday, August 13.
The ordering to duty of Capt.
Hendricks will leave the Kings
Mountain medical contingent in
short supply with only three ac
tive genera! practitioners to
serve the Kings Mountain area"
population estimated at more
than 11,000 persons.
Dr. Hendricks volunteered for
active duty about a year ago,
but was turned down due to an
ear ailment. On August 1, he
was notified that he would be or
dered to duty in 30 days, pend
ing result of a new physical ex
amination. He underwent the
examination at Fort Bragg and
was again found physically un
fit by the examining physician,
but this finding was over-ruled
by the army's surgeon-general.
Dr. Hendricks has enjoyed a
wide practice since coming to
Kings Mountain to practice med
icine In January 1948. He was
formerly a teacher in Kings
Mountain high school and direc
tor of the school band.
He said that Mrs. Hendricks
and their two children will con
tinue to live in Kings Mountain.
Under present regulations, Dr.
Hendricks will be on active duty
with the army for 21 months.
School Employs
Miss Alice C. Averitt, of Fay
ettevile, has been elected to the
city school system as a teaching
consultant for the white schools
according to anouncement by B.
N. Barnes, superintendent.
The new teacher comes to
Kings Mountain from Oxford Or
phanage where she was a mem
ber of the faculty there for nine
Miss Averltt's Job Is a new one
for Kings Mountain schools and
was provided for by the 1949
General Assembly. Major por
tion of the salary for the new
Continued On Page Eight
Kings Mountain's contribu
tions to the Red Cross disaster
relief fund, earmarked tot flood
relief In the Kansas City arear,
was slightly over the half-way
mark Thursday morning, with
total gifts of $140 compared to a
quota of $275.
L. E. Abbott, chiirman of the
emergency appeal, said that Sat
urday would be Disaster D.Day
in King* Mountain, and that a
booth will be erected on the
street In the business area to re
ceive contributions for that pur
"We hope to reach our quota
through voluntary contributions
and without direct solicitation,"
Mr. Atobott. Mid, adding, "Some
persons have evidently been an
der the impression that a direct
campaign would be conducted
and are waiting for members of
the committee "> visit them. We
hope, however, that Kings Moun
tain citizens will forward their
gifts either to me or to Mrs. JT. N.
Gamble, Bed Cross secretary, and
that the goal will be reached by
Saturday night."
A total of $59 in additional
contributions were acknowledg
ed this week by Mr. Abbott.
They include: 'Mrs. C. E. Neis
ler, $25; Mrs. Mary B, Goforth,
$10; L. L. Benson, Martin Har
mon, Kings Mountain Drug Com
pany, and A Friend, $5 each; and
Mrs. H. T. Pulton, Sr., and Mrs.
I. N. Gamble, $2 each.
Work On Station
To Start Soon,
Official Says
Queen City Coach Company
expects to begin construction of
a bus terminal on its West King
Street lot during the last- week
of August, J. H. Quattlebaum, the
company's traffic manager, told
members of the city board of
commissioners. Saturday.
The statement followed unan
imous approval by the board of
the architect's drawings for the
The plans call for construction
of a cinder block and brick ve
neer building, measuring 30.3
feet wide and 67.5 feet deep. The
front of the building will be 10
feet from the street, and the
building will be constructed on
the East side of the lot. An exit
drive will separate the terminal
from the ARP church . property
occupied by the residence of Mrs.
Jf. M. Garrison.
Mr. Quattlebaum said all load
ing will be done on the West side
of the building. Outside plat
form areas are to be of tile and
concrete and driveways will be
either concrete or asphalt.
A long lunch counter will oc
cupy the East side of the interi
or and will be en suite with the
32 by 22 foot white waiting room
at the front of the building and
with the 15 by 22 colored wait
ing room at the back of the
building. Plans call >.o r four
large rest rooms, a baggage
room, and kitchen.
Mr. Quattlebaum told the
board he was presenting the fifth
set of plans drawn for stations
at Kings Mountain, Wadesboro,
Red Springs and a number of
other cities.
"We have' tried to obtain a
general plan that will keep the
agent's operating costs low and J
will be. suitable not only for
Kings Mountain but for other ci
ties of comparable size and traf
fic," he stated.
He said that first priority has
been assigned to construction of
the Kings Mountain station and
added that he hoped to have
work begun on clearing of the
West King Street lot by next
After survey of the plans.
Mayor Garland Still asked for a.
resolution approving the plans
as presented, with the provision
that the structure comply with
city building requirements. Com
missioner C. P. Barry made the
motion, Commissioner Olland
Pearson seconded and the vote
was unanimous, with all mem
bers present and voting.
After call to order, Mr. Barry,
had opened the meeting with'
prayer. . ?? . ':?>
Sewer Survey
To Begin Monday
Work on an Engineering sur
vey of the city's sewage dispo
sal system and o f the city's wa
ter distribution system, to be
made by William C. Olsen Com-*
pany of Raleigh, is scheduled to
begin 'Monday.
The Olsen Company notified
Mayor Garland Still by letter
early this week that it's engi
neering party would be here t<*
begin work on Monday.
After the survey, the Olserv
Company will make recommen*
dations for rebuilding the sys
tem or for building one consoli
dated sewage disposal plant, if
the latter proves feasible. The
report is also to include recom
mendations for future expansion
of the city's water filtering fa
cilities and extension of water
and sewer lines. Estimate of
costs wil also be furnished.
Representative of the Olsenf
Company, when discussing the
survey proposal with the city
board of commissioners, estima
ted that the work would require
three months. Cost of thQ survey
to the city will be $2,500, accord
ing to the contract agreement.
Power To Be Oil ,
Briefly Sunday *
City power will be off for a
half-hour Sunday morning,
from S:30 to 7 o'clock.
Announcement was made by
Hunter Allen, c^ty electrical
The cut-off period will en
able the department to make
miner repairs to the distribu
tion system.

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