City Limits 7.206
Trading Area .. 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Figunt)
VOL. 62 NO. 37
Kings Mountain. N. C? Friday, September 14. 1951
PRICE FIVE CENTS
New Still Circular
Causes Fists To Fly
A total of $149.75 was collec
ted from the city's parking
meters Wednesday afternoon,
according to a report of acting
City Clerk, Joe McDanlel.
W. K. Mauney, Jr., general
manager of Mauney Hosiery
Company, left Thursday after
noon for Roanoke, Va., where
he is attending the meeting of
the Southern Hosiery associa
The regular meeting of the
Junior Chamber of Commerce
will be held at the Masonic
dining hall Tuesday night at 7
B. N. Barnes, superintendent
of schools, and city school
janitors attended a janitor's
school conducted by the State
Department of Education Wed
nesday at Myers Park school,
in Charlotte. Attending, In ad
dition to Mr. Barnes, were Ro
bert Byers, William Gould
lock, John Jackson, John Gist
and William Briggs.
Regular meeting of Otis D.
Green Post 195, American Le
gion, will be held Friday night
at 8 o'clock at the Legion
Building. Commander Warren
Reynolds is urging members
, to aid in the membership cam
paign iby bringing new or re
newal members to the meet
Pvt. Bobby E. Etters, son of
Mr. and Mrs. /ohn W. Etters,
of Kings Mountain, left Wed
nesday enroute Germany aft
er spending a 15-day furlough
here. Etters took his basic
trainir\g at Indiantown Gap
Military Reservation, Pa.
Sgt William (Bill) Blackwell,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Bright
Blackwell, was recently pro
moted to that rank at Lowry
Air Force Base, Denver, Colo
City school enrollment totaled
1,824 at the end of the first five
days, a gain of 32 over the com
parable date last year, Supt. B.
N. Barnes reported Thursday
Park Grace school had a total
enrollment at the end of the
fifth school day of 183, a gain of
seven over the same date last
year. In addition, Mrs. J. C. Nick
les, principal, reported, Parte
. Grace school had perfect attend
ance 4or each at the first five"
City school figures show in
creases for each school division
with the exception of the high
school. High school enrollment
of 363 at the end of the first
week was 22 below the compara
ble date last year. Howevet, en*
sollment had picked up three
from the first day of school Sep
tember 4, and Mr. Barnes said It
is possible additional enrolleee
will be added.
Other enrollment figures for
the fifth day of school follow:
White elementary, 1,210, a
gain of 27. if
Negro elementary, 18b, a gain
Negro high school, 71, a gain
City school officials were busy,
Thursday completing a survey of
their physical plants.
Supt. B. N, Barnes said a com
plete survey is being made to de
termine adequacy of building*,
playground spare. rqiiipmpnt,
: and all other physical assets. y
ThO survey is part of a state*
wide survey being conducted by
the stete^departmcnt^of educa
Mountain schools are more 4sJ*
In New Blast
Mayor Garland E. Still renew
ed his circular campaign Tues
Among the results was a sore
jaw for the Mayor, administered
by City Commissioner Lloyd E.
Both participants bore out re
ports of the fracas, which occur
red shortly after 8 o'clock in
front of Myers' Department
Neither participant looked the
worse for wear, though Mr. Still
complained that his new falL hat
had been bashed in.
In a signed circular distributed
Tuesday, Mr. Still charged Mr.
Davis with doing business with
the city, and had further alleged
nepotism oh the part of Commis
sioner B. T.' Wright, Sr.
Mr. Davis said he had previ
ously warned the Mayor against
such occurrences telling him he
"would do his best to thrash
him," if such occurred.
In the circular, the mayor
made an inferential plea for res
toration of his salary, cut from
$300 to $50 per month by the
board of commissioners on Au
gust 13. The circular read, "It is
a said state of affairs when the
Mayor's salary Is cut lor per
forming his duty."
He^ inferred that Commissioner
Wright was particularly anxious
to have the city do business with
Wright ft Son, manufacturers of
cement products, citing the in
stallation of a section of concrete
bleachers at City Stadium and
the commissioner's favoring of a
cement block fence for the sta
dium in remarks advanced at
Monday evening's board meet
Commissioner Wright made no
formal statement but told the
Herald that the contracting of
Wright A Son to install the blea
cher section was done without
his knowledge while he was out
of-town. He said it was ordered
by other members of the board
and the mayor.
''As for the concrete block
fence," Mr. Wright continued,
"many a new stadium is using
a concrete block fence. I person
ally feel It would last longer
and be cheaper in the long run.
Should the project go forward, I
assume It would be contracted
to the lowest bidder."
He said he was not particular
ly surprised at the Mayor's cir
cular, stating that Mr. Still had
approached him recently asking
his support to discharge City
Administrator M. K. Fuller, Act
ing Chief of Police S. R. David
son and In restoring the mayoral
Trains No. 29, 39
Will Ucv Earlier
Changes in schedule of the Sou*
thern Railway System's "Peach
Queen," Train No. 29, between
New York and Atlanta, provid
ing for earlier departure from
New York and Washington and
earlier, more convenient arrival
in Southern cities waa announced
today. The changes will be effec
tive' with departure of the train
southward from New York on
Now scheduled to leave New
York at 6:50 p. m., this popular
train will depart at 6:25 p. m.,
and will leaye from Washing
ton's Union Terminal at 10:45 p.
m. instead of at 11:35 p. m., as at
present. It *111 arrive in Atlanta
at 2:30 p. m. instead of 3:30 p.
The schedule change will af
fect Kings Mountain aa follows:
Leave Kings Mountain at 8:49
a. m. Instead of 10:00 a. m. for
TWO OF DRAMAS LEADING CHARACTERS? Pictured above in full
costume as they will appear in "Then Conquer We Must|", Bob Os
borne's historical drama commemorating the Battle of Kings Moun
tain, are Robert St. Lawrence, of Gastonia, and Mrs. Ellen Atkins, of
Gastonia, who play the leading roles of CoL Patrick Ferguson, the
British commander, and Virginia Salter, his mistress. (Photo by Car
lisle Studio.) ;
Battle Drama Holds
By EDWABD H. SMITH
i When audiences see The n Con
quer We Mutt, beginning Septem
ber 21, they will be seeing more
than just an historical pageant
about the Battle of Kings Moun
tain, presented in the usual man
ner of outdoor spectacles. The
idea that author Robert Osborne
and director C. J. Spivey have in
mind is something new in the
realm of open-air presentations.
They emphasize that Then Con
quer We Must!" is not a pageant
but, straight exciting drama; and
as authentic as months of re
search could make it. There is a
wealth of dramatic material a
bout the Battle of Kings Moun
tain, and the people who took
Stat? Magazine, published aF
Raleigh, will feature '"Then
Conquer We Mastl/' the dra
ma commemorating the Battle
of Kings Mountain, In Its is
sue of September 22, the mag
axzine informed the Herald
| this week.
part in It. Although Mr. Os
borne's script reads like the most
exciting kind of blood-and- thun
der fiction, historians will have
to look hard to find any discrep
ancies in the story.
This does not mean that this
newest of the outdoor dramas
will be lacking in color. There is
a full score for organ and chorus,
with colonial minuets and moun
tain dancing. The women will
be dressed in the colorful gowns
and powered wigs of the period,
and the men wear the authentic
uniforms of the Revolutionary
War, red coats or fringed buck
skins. Drama, color, and history
go hand in hand in the drama,
all played against a backdrop of
natural scenery in the lovely Bat
tleground Amphitheatre. Director
Spivey asserts that the re-enact
ment of the Battle as spectacular
as anything ever done in any
But Then Conquer We Mutt/
is not just a story of blood, battle
and history. There is also the love
story of Virginia Sal, the flame
haired beauty from Charleston,
and Pat Ferguson, the British
colonel who lost his caution? and
Continued On Page Bight
I The board of directors of the
Kings Mountain Junior Cham
ber of Commerce unanimously
adopted Wednesday night a reso
lution condemning the Ku Klux
Klan and other groups appealing
to "prejudices and fears".
I The Kings Mountain Jaycees
therefore joined the state organ
ization leadership and other local
Jaycee organization* in condemn
ing the Ku Klux Klan. -
In other actions the Jaycee
board discussed for possible pre
sentation a city-wide Hallowe'en
celebration and named B. S. Peel
er, Jr? chairman of a project to
* motion pictures of club ac
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. The film is to be used by
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the state organization in making
a composite motion picture of
Jaycee activities throughout the
[state. . .
? The board also voted to discon
tinue. effective October 1, Its po
licy of granting inactive member
ship status to members who are
full-time residents of the dty.
i The resolution condemning the
iKu Klux Klan, it drawn by
Jack White, follows:
"WHEREAS: The Ku Klux
Klan Is attempting to organize In
the State of North Ouwm and
"WHEREAS: The Ku Klux
Klan la ? hooded legion appealing
to religious and racial prejudice
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City To Share Cost On Construction
Of Sidewalks, Curbs - And - Gutters
I. B. Franks
By Gun Blast
An elderly Kings Mountain
man, reportedly mentally unbal
anced, shot' and seriously injur
ed another man at Park Yarn
Mill shortly before 2:30 o'clock
Eye fitnesses said the man,
Charlie Hawkins, got out of a
Car in front of the home of J. B.
Franks, walked toward the
house and fired a shotgun blast
at Mr. Franks at short range
about 10 or 12 feet The full load
hit the man in the left arm, they
The account of witnesses was
reported toy Ted Weir, owner of
Weir's Grocery, whp said he had
Hawkins' shotgun after it had
been taken away from him. Mr.
Weir said relatives of Mr. Haw
kins had told him after the
shooting that the man had been
acting strangely all day.
Mr. Franks arrived at Kings
Mountain hospital at about 2:35
p. m. and was admitted to the
emergency room. Hospital offi
cials did not think Thursday that
the arm would have to be ampu
tated. Dr. Craig Jones was the
The shooting took place be
tween Weir's Grocery and Park
Yarn Mill. Chief Deupty George
Allen, of Shelby, arrived at the
scene at around 15 minutes after
the shooting took place.
? Hawkins was arrested at a
round 2:40 p. m. by Constable W.
L. Blackburn as he was report
edly walking toward town to
give himself up.
Lions To Operate
Booth At Fair
Members of the Kings Moun
tain Lions ClUb will sling hash
again next week.
Again this year, the Kings
Mountain civic club will operate
a concession stand at the Cle
veland County Fair, selling not
only the customary fare of ham
burgers, hot dogs, aspirin, and
other related items, but also
vending home-made pies, cakes
and other delicacies prepared by
wives of club members.
Dr. Nathan H, Reed is general
chairman of the Fair K->oth pro
Chairmen and co-chairmen for
each day, beginning Monday,
Monday, C. C. Edens and Dr.
D. M. Morrison.
Tuesday, Dr. Reed and Gene
Wednesday, T. W. Grayson
and Jofcn Lewis.
Thursday, Richard Barnett
and Ollle Harris.
Friday, E. E. Marlowe and C.
Saturday, F. E. Powers and
The booth has already been
constructed - under the supervis
ion of Hazel Bumgardner.
Five Cases Heard
In Monday Term
Cases tried In City Recorder's
Court Monday were mainly char
ges of traffic violations. Judge E.
A. Harril presided.
Jdhn R. Adams, 32, Negro, ar
lested by officer C. A. Bowers
and charged with speeding in a
school zone, was fined $10 and
Julius Bailey, 23, Negro, arres
ted by Officer Bowers and char
ged with running through a red
light, was taxed with the costs.
Marvin F. Hoover, 55, Negro,
charged with possession of %
pint non-tax-paid whiskey, was
fined $5 and costs.
Two defendants were tried and
found guilty of public drunken
ness and taxed with the costs.
Sentence against Farcal B lan
ton, charged with assault on a fe
male, is to be passed in the Sep
tember 17 term of court.
Cases continued Included.
Jasper Peterson, charged with
assault on a female and interfer
ing with officers.
Carl Slsk, charged with non
Burgeon Wilson, charged with
assault on a femala
Thurmond A. Gaddy, charged
with reckless driving.
William McClary, charged with
disposing of mortgaged
Annual County Fair
Opens Next Tuesday
WINS MASTER'S ? Joe Hedden.
Kings Mountain city schools
band director, was awarded the
degree of Master of Arts in
schocl administration and mus
ic education from Peabody col
lege, Nashville, Tenn., on Au
Joe Hedden, veteran Kings
I Mountain city schools band dlrec
Itor, was awarded the degree of
Master of Arts In school admin
istration and music education at
the August convocation of George
Peabody College for Teachers.
Mr. Hedden won the degree nf- '
ter attending three summer ses
sions at the Nashville, Tenn.,
college and one summer session
at V/inthrop College, Rock Hill,
He was graduated from West
ern Carolina Teachers college in
1942, then spent about 42 months
In the navy, during which time
he served aboard navy destroyers
in both Atlantic and Pacific wa
ters. One of the ships on which
he served was sunk in the Eng
lish Channel on June 8, 1944,
while participating in the Nor
Mr. Hedden came to Kings
Mountain as band director im
mediately following his navy set
vice and is beginning his sixth
year In that position.
Last spring, the Kings Moun
tain band won top honors in the
annual state music contests.
Mrs. Hedden Is the former Miss
The annual square dance sea
son will begin Saturday night
with a dance at the Legion
Building off York Road. The pub
lic Is invited to attend the dance,
according to an announcement
by Warren Reynolds, commander
of Otis Green Post 155 and spon
sor of the dance.
The Kings Mountain Ridge
Runners will fufnish the music
for the event which will begin
at 8 o'clack.
Admission price will be one
dollar per person although all
servicemen In uniform will be
admitted fi?e, Commander Rey
nolds said. A large crowd is an
Added This Year
Cleveland County and much of
many adjoining counties go to
the Fair next week.
The annual Cleveland County
Fair, offering a record $15,000 in
prizes to exhibitors of choice
farm products and livestock, o
pens Tuesday and continues
through Saturday evening, Sep
tember 22. *
In addition to the added pre
mium money, which compares to
$12,000 last year, the Cleveland
County Fair billing calls for sev
eral new features, as well as for
mer favorites with fair-goers.
Added this year is a North
Carolina Wildlife exhibit which
approximates a North Carolina
zoo, showing all known North
Carolina wildliir:, This exhibit is
free, and fair officials are invit
ing Cleveland county citizens to
loan any wild animals they have
for exhibit. The exhibit is all
North Carolina with one excep
tion. This a seven-variety mon
?key exhibit, foreign of course to
Another new feature Is a
square dancing contest In which
12 square dancing teams will
compete for prizes plus the right
to represent the area at the
North Carolina State Fair. The
square dancing competition will
be conducted each evening In
front of the grandstand.
Again this year, the winner
of Cleveland County's Better
Acres contest will be awared
$1,000. The contest is conducted
among 12 county farm" families.
George Hamid's 60-member
troupe will again foe the enter
tainment feature at the grand
stand, with performances sched
uled both in the afternoons and
evenings. Harness ? racing fans
Continued On Page Eight
Lion View Film
'Tar Heel Family"
Members of the Kings Moun
tain Lions club saw an Interest
ing film, entitled "Tar Heel
Family", at the regular meeting
of the organization Tuesday
The film was presented by Dr.
Richard Weaver, executive direct
or of the North Carolina Re
source Youth Education commis
sion. In preliminary remarks, Dr.
Weaver explained that the color
motion picture was designed for
use in visual education. Its pur
pose, he said, is to impress North
Carolina youth with the resour
ces of the state and to encourage
them to channel their education
into those fields.
The picture outlined many
North Carolina developments in
agriculture and industry and
gave particular attention to the
development of truck farming in
the Clinton area. It also gave at
tention to bad practices of Indus
try and agriculture, including
stream pollution and lack of at
tention to soil erosion.
Dr. Weaver, commended Kings
Mountain Mica Company for its
"nice Job" of preventing stream
pollution, a usual by-product
from most mica mining opera
tions In the state.
Dr. Weaver was presented by
Record Crowds Expected To Throng
Fourth Bethware Fair This Weekend
Two full days remain at the
fourth annual Bethware Commu
nity Fair, which opened Thurs
The exhJbltt, which are using
twice the amount of space as
last year, according to an an
nouncement by John Rudislll,
secretary, will be on display
throdgh Saturday at midnight.
A new feature of the fair this
year la the fireworks display gi
ven each evening.
Friday has been designated as
Children's Day with lower prices
for children prevailing on the
five rides of the Pee Dee Amuse
ment Company up until 6 p. m.
Various contests for the children
will be held in the afternoon.
No entrance admission is char
The first Bethware fair pre
dates the Cleveland County fair
aocordlrig to early history of the
Bethware Community. The first
Bethware fair was held at Bethel
and for several years moved an
nually from Bethlehem, ?Patter
son Grove, and Bethware, the
The first Bethware Fair ' was
under direction of Wayne L.
Ware, chairman; Boyd Hariri -
?on, Oveta Morris (then school
principal), J."T. Ck> forth, Clyde
Rand le, and J. D. Harmon.
Joe R. Hendrick
Of Shelby Named
To Clerk's Post
The city board of commission - '
ers, in regular session Monday
night, named Joseph R. Hen
drick, of 'Shelby, city clerk,
Air. Hendrick, for the past sev
eral months an employee of the
State Highway commission, will
assume his new duties on Mon
day. Joe McDaniel, acting city
clerk, will resume his former du
ties of assistant city clerk and
treasurer. Mr. Hendrick will be
paid $.100 monthly.
In other actions the board'
1) Named Police Desk Ser
geant Clarence E. Carpenter
clerk of city court, at $25 per
2) Established a side-walk pa
ving policy whereby the city will
share costs on side-walk paving
with abutting property owners
on a 50-50 basis.
3) Established a curb-and-gut
ter installation policy, whereby
the city will share 50-50 with a
butting property owners where
the installation is on one side of
the street and will pay one-third
the cost where installations are
On both sides of a street.
4) Approved for paving Mea
dowbrook road, from the exist
ing paving to Joyce street; Brice
street, from Gantt to Cansler;
rails street, from Wilson to Mon
te Vistaj Landing street, from
Sims to end of street; Goforth
street, from Gold to Landing; '
and Landing street, from Sims
to Juniper extension.
5) Named John P. Latham
and A. B. Chandler to the city
6) Authorized the city admin
istrator to contract for grading
work on several street opening
requests and for a stadium park
ing area at the corner of Car
penter street and E. Gold street.
7) Authorized the city recrea
tion commission to employ an
engineer to make a survey of
facilities and to make recom- *
mendations lor a city-wide rec
8) Voted improvement of elec
trical service, by replacement of
certain equipment, to Bennett
Brick & Tile Company.
9) Voted to close Carpenter
street at. the north and south
stadium fence lines.
10) Voted to invite cost esti
mates on a concrete block fence
for City Stadium.
11) Formally approved con
struction of a section of Concrete
bleachers at ' City Stadium, on
which work had already been
ordered, and approved purchase
of a $100 advertisement for the
city in the 'Then Conquer Wq
12) Instructed the city ad
ministrator to move the bleach
ers behind home plate at the '
stadium to the visitors' side of
13) Voted to refund taxes to D.
C. Mauney on two houses, Hat
ed in error, which are outside the
14) Passed a resolution .put
ting city employees under the
federal social security act, re
troactive to July 1. .
15) Approved zoning law chan
ges requested by E. T. Plott and
Wallace Shock ley and denied a
zoning law change asked bv
All the above actions were
On motion by B. T. Wright, Sr.. ?
seconded by Lloyd E. Davis, the
board voted 4-0 to instruct Its
city attorney, J. R. Davis, to file
an answer to the suit in which
47 petitioners seek to restrain '
the pay of the city administra-i
tor. Supporting the motion werq
C. P. Barry and James (Red)!
Continued On Page Eight
I Red Cross Disaster
I Fund Still Short
L. E. Abbott, chairman of tbo
Kings Mountain Rod Cross
chapter's Disaster Belief cam
paign, issued Thursday what
ho termed a "final appeal."
"We're $168.45 short of our
SS50 quota." Mr. Abbott said,
"and we hope to close the fund
out. successfully, over the
Total contributions to date
wore S381.55. The funds will
akl destitute people In the
Mid-West flood relief area.
The original quota was V27S.
which was raised, but the Sod
Cross later doubled all quotas
. of all chapters. Mr. Abbott
t said contributions should bO
i forwarded to Mrs. f. *. Gam
ble, led Cross secretary.