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 Today PRICE FIVE CENTS I Local News [Bulletins! KULENDER REUNION 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. PARKING MONET 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 Wednesday. HAS OPERATION 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. Z-RAT HERE 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 store. LEGION MEETS FRIDAY 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. BUSINESS SOLO 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 name. ATTEND COMMITTEE MEET . 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 discussed. XIWANIS MEETING 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. LIONS nOGIAM 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 i>ii>ud. "The purpose of the meet STm win Be able to provide ; in fee future." I ? Drama's Opening Performance Is Scheduled For September 21 Antiquities 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 tion. "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 production. '?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. TO GRADUATE 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 year. 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 Production 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 undertaking. The Jaycees voted to cooper ate with the Theatre group in the presentation, of Mr. Osborne's drama. 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 Internationale. 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 ionships. 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. gaasg Skm 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. Davidson. 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 evening. 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 character. "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 pealed. 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 meetings. 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. GUIIT MINISTER 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. INFORMATION WANTED 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 whereabouts. Revaluation 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 work. 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. I 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 lage. 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 ratings. 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 tivities. 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 TO MEET TUESDAY 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 Mountain. 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 sible. 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 day. 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. ( ORDERED TO DUTY ? Copt. 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 Consultant 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 years. 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 pose. "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 terminal. 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 week. 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. . ?? . ':?> m 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 superintendent. The cut-off period will en able the department to make miner repairs to the distribu tion system.