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City Limits 7.206
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Trading Area 15,000
(1945 Ration Board Figure#)
VOL.62 NO. 44
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Sixty-Second Yedr
Kings Mountain, N. C., Friday, November 2. 1951
Established 1889
y Local News I
Postmaster W. E. Blakely at
tended a meeting Tuesday of
the board of Trustees of Ers- .
kine College In Due West, S. C.
? Attending the meeting of
Presbyterian men at Greens
boro from First Presbyterian
churh were B. W. Gilespie, Hal
bert Webb, David Ray, Arnold
Jackson, Paul Mauney, L. W.
Painter, J. W. Webster and C.
P. Goforth.
A total of $150.10 was collec
ted from the city's parking me
ters Wednesday, according to
a report of City Clerk, Joe
Family night will be held at
Dixon Presbyterian church Sat
urday night at 7 o'clock. The
community Is Invited to come
and to bring well filled baskets.
"Again Pioneers", a moving
film on spiritual and human
Insight, will be shown at First
Presbyterian church Sunday
night at 7:30^ p. m. in the Fel
lowship Hall.
Otis Falls, owner of City
Service Ration, was back at
work Thursday morning fol
lowing a two-week illness. He
had b??n a patient in Kings
Mountain hospital for ten days.
Annual president's Night
will be observed by the Kings
Mountain Kiwanls club next
Thursday evening at 6:45.
Wives ol members will be spe
cial guests and Mrs. Robert
Gldney, Shelby soprano, will
present a musical program.
R. B. Grigg, president and
'general manager of Kings
Mountain Beverage Company,
Irie., was elected a director of
the North Carolina Bottler's
association at the annual con
vention of the organization
held- in Greensfboro last week.
Bites Aie Held
For War Victim
Final rites for Pfc. Stacy A.
Mullinax, Jr., 18, killed in action
In Korea on April 21, 1951 were
held Thursday afternoon at 3:30
at Mountain View Baptist church,
/with Rev. Floyd Holler and Rev.
Johnny Moss officiating. Burial
will follow in the family cemetery
near the home.
The body arrived here Wednes
day, following trans-shipment
from Korea.
Pfc. Mulinax was serving with
Co. C, 23rd Infantry at the time
of his death. He had entered the
army on May 19, 1930.
He was the son of Stacy A. Mul
linax, Sr., and the late Mamie
Caldwell Mullinax. Surviving, in
addition to his father, are his
wife, Mrs. Alice Stephenson Mul
linax, Louisville, Ky., six sisters,
Mrs. Jess Mayberry, York, S. C.,
Mrs. James Nichols, China Grcvj.,
S. C-. Mrs. Kelly Goforth, Mrs.
Bill Bridges and Mrs. Bud Price,
all of Kings Mountain, and Mrs.
Ralph Barnes, jf Chattanooga,
Tenn., two half-sisters, Nancy
Mullinax and Pat Mullinax, both
of Kings Mountain, a brother, Ed
Mullinax, Kings Mountain, and
three half-brothers, Alex, Dan,
and Dave Mullinax, all of Kings
Mountain. -
Uses Broom Sole
Is Now Underway
Memb?ri of the Kings Movn
; tain Lions dub are currently
conducting their w*"*!
The -sale begins thii
and will continue
end, with members of the club
I to
rehabilitate blind Worth Caro
lina citisens to aid
persons with defective vision.
John H. Lewis, chairman of
the broom sale, tald three dif
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NEW RED CROSS OFFICIALS? Fred W. Plonk, left, was , elected
chairman o{ the 1952 Fund Drive, and Rev. W. L. Pressly. right, was
elected chairman of the Kings Mountain Red Cross chapter at the
annual meeting oi the organization on October 25.
Pressly Is Elected
Red Cross Chairman
Plonk To Head
Chapter's 1952
Fund Campaign
At the annual meeting of the
Kings Mountain Chapter of the
American Red Cross held Thurs
day, October 25 at City Hall, VV.
L. Pressly was elected chapter
chairman and Fred Plonk was
elected 1952 Fund Drive chair
man. Mr. Pressly succeeds L. L.
Benson, chapter chairman.
The new directors named, re
placing W. K. Mauney, W. L.
Plonk, and C. F. Harry, Jr., were
Mrs. Sam Davis, Mrs. Leonard
Gamble, and Henry Nelsler.
Other directors, now serving,
are Edwin Moore, J. B. Keeter,
Hal Ward, Mrs. Mary B. Goforth,
Rev. P. D. Patrick, B. S. Neill,
and J. H. Thomson.
Mrs. J. N. Gamble made a re
port on the blood program. Other
reports were made by Mrs. J. E.
Herndon, Mrs. Grady King, B. S.
Neill and Mrs. Pride Ratteree.
Mrs. Grady King read the min
utes of the last meeting and Mrs.
Pride Ratterree gave the 'trea
surer's report.
Forty swimming certificates,
*22 life saving certificates, and
107 first aid certificates were is
sued during the past year, the
reports showed.
Postal Rates Go Up
Effective In '52
Postal rates are going up, but
"not until 1952.
President Truman signed the
postal rate increase bill this week
which provides:
1) Increase In the cost of postal
cards from one cent to two cents,
effective February 1.
2) Increase in the cost of spe
cial delivery service from 15 cents
to 20 cents.
3) Increase tn charges for mail
ing newspapers and magazines,
10 percent April 1, and additional
10 percent increases on April 1,
1953, and on April 1, 1954.
4) Increased charges for third
class triail, efect'ive July 1, 1952,
from one cent .minimum to one
and one-half cents,
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Tickets On Sale
For State Show
Tickets will be on sale in
Kings Mountain, beginning
Monday for the North Carolina
State basketball exhibition
scheduled at the Shelby Com
munity Center for November 14.
Announcement was made by
Charles Moss, Jr., president of
the Cleveland County Wolf
pack club . which Is sponsor
sing the appearance of the
long-term basketball champ
ions of the Southern Conferen
MrT Mom said tickets would
be on sale Monday afterAoon
at both Griffin Drug Store and
Kings Mountain Drug Compa
Admission for the exposition
is $1.00. Proceeds go to the
State College student-aid fund,
Mr. Mom added.
Hamrick Cafe
Opens Friday
Hamrick's Corner Cafe, a new
Kings Mountain restaurant, will
open for business Friday, accord
ing to announcement yesterday
by Mr. and Mrs. James S. Ham
[ rick, owners.
The new cafe is located at the
corner of Piedmont avenue and
Mountain street in the new build
ing constructed by Haywood E.
Mr. Hamrick is a former Kings
Mountain restaurateur, having
operated the Waffle Shop for a
period of five years.
Hamriqk's Corner Cafe will of
fer regular dinners, in Addition
to a la carte service, and will fea
| ture regularly such special ti^i,
including cream pies, steuks,
chicken dinners, and sandwiches.
Mr. Hamrick said the estab
lishment will open at 6 a. m. and
close from 8:30 to 9 p. m. even
ings Sunday hours will be 11:30
a. m. to 3 p. m.
L. Arnold Riser, well-known
Kings Mountain citizen, is a
patient in Charlotte Memorial
hospital, where he is receiving
treatment for a stomach ail
ment. . Mr. Kiser entered the
hospital on October 24.
Mb* r0kottA Ktng*
n's Living Beautlflcation
program will begin Monday.
Members of the Beautiflcation
committee wlU make a houseto
houae canvas, beginning Mon
day, to take orders, for Paul's
Scarlet Climber rose plants at
75 cents each, and a follow-up
group will begin making deliver
ies Wednesday, barring incle
ment weather.
Announcement was made by
Mrs. George Houser, publicity
chairman, who said that 1,000
Of the plants ha vf< already been
shipped and are en route Kings
_ The delivery group will Include
teams who wBl not only deliver
the plants, but who Will MiV* r
vise their planting, If ttiat aer
vlce is needed and desited.
, Mrs. Houser said that better
results are 'ipaally obtained
when the roses are planted on
the south side of the house. She
said that the ?m
m It tee is urg of
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the plants to
er- all object Is to beautify the
Proceeds from the sale of the
initial order will be re-inveibNl
to purchase additional plants for
beauttftcation of public grounds.
'The plants are being pur
chased from a very reliable
house, and they are two years
old," Mrs. Houaer aded, further
stating that the Paul's Scarlet
Climber rose customarily thrives
In the climate of this area.
One example of the success of
the plant in the a^e* Is the
Mauney Mills tfence, which, In
the blooming season, is covered
with ft miss of Paul's 8carlet
Climbers, g?
Co-chairman of the Living
Beautification project Are Mrs.
Hunter Neisler and Mrs. Sftm Da
vis. The project has the endorse
njent of and Is receiving the co
operation of all Kings Mountain
civic and service organizations
and various business and Indus
trial firms. '.
Mr* HouMr imMirkMl
Floral Fail
Will Be Held
At Club Friday
The annual Kings Mountain
Woman's Club Floral Fair will
toe held Friday,
Fioral Fair committees have
been hard at work this week
completing details for the annu
al event, and officials ate antic
ipating record crowds.
Dinner will be served at the
el"b begining at 11:30 a. m. and
5:30 p. m. A turkey dinner is be
ing offered at $1.25 and a chick
en salad dinner at 75 cents. Chil
dren's turkey plate will be 75
cents and a salad plate for 50
cents. Choice home-made cakes
and pies will be offered at 10
cents per slice.
Mrs. E. W Griffin, chairman,
said the evening dinner was be
ing served beginning at 5:30 in
order to acommodate persons ex
pecting to attend the ftewton
-Conover - Kings Mountain foot
ball game at 7:30.
In addition to the large floral
display, in which Kings Moun
tain flower growers compete for
prizes, handiwork will be on
"We are looking forward, to an
other highly successful Floral
Fair," Mrs. Griffin said, "and we
cordially invite all members of
the community' to attend."
Fulton To Head
ARP Men's Group
W. S. Fulton; Jr., was elected
president of the Boyce Memorial
ARP Men of the Church at a
meeting of the group Monday
Other officers named were:
Lewis Hovis, vice-president; Mar
riott D. Phifer, program chair
man; C. L. Black, secretary-trea
surer; Lindsay McMackin and R.
H. Burton, food committee.
John Cheshire is retiring pres
Foliowing dinner, John L. Mc
Gill, elder of the church, made a
brief address in which he re
viewed the financial history of
the church in adding facilities.,
He further pointed out immediate
and future needs for expanded
physical facilities to accommo
date a growing membership and
suggested that the church es
tablish a building fund, with a
goal of $50,000 during the en
suing ten years.
He stated that the church owes
no debt.
A delicious dinner was served
by members of the Francis Ham
ilton circle.
S. 0. Kirby
Rites Conducted
Funeral services for Shuford
Odell Kirby, 59, for the past 22
years a citizen of Kings Moun
tain, were held Wednesday after
noon at Second Baptist church,
with Masonic burial rites follow
ing at Mountain Rest cemetery.
The rites were conducted by
the pastor, Rev. B. F. Austin, as
sisted by Rev. C. ?. Parker and
Rev. T. L. Carth well, Jr.
Mr. Kiruy died suddenly Mon
day evening at 8 o'clock when
striken by a heart attack. He
was standing in the front yard
of his North ? Piedmont avenue
home at the time. *
A former resident of Gastonia,
Mr. Kirby was a native of Cald
well courtty, son of the late El
bert and Sara Elmore Kii<by. He
had been a loom fixer at Mar
grace Mill for many years. He
was an active member of the
Second Baptist church, and ser
ving as chairman of the board of
deacuns at the time of Ills death.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Bernice Billing* Kirby, a son, Say
Kirby, or Kings Mountain, a bro
ther, Clyde Kirby, of Llncolntbn,
and three slaters, Mrs. Talley
Cloeur, Mrs. Callie Brooks and
Miss Eva Kirby, all of Hudson.
One grandchild also survives.
A son, Paul Kliby, died In 1942.
Engineer Gives
Recreation Plan
The parks and recreation com
mission's preliminary plans for
construction of a recreation cen
ter In Kings Mountain endorsed
by most organizations represent
ed at a meeting, held at the Ma
sonic dining hall on Thursday.
October 25, of civic and service
club officers, school and city of
A. B. Chandler .commission
chairman, presided and Charle*
M. Graves, parks and recreation
engineer of Atlantic Ga., present
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Free Phone Service To Bessemer City
To Be Available Beginning Saturday
shipping, buying and personnel superintendent at Kings Mountain division, Foote Mineral Company,
inspects *>ome of the finely-ground spodumene ore in a drying bin at the plant, located just south of
Kings Mountain. The spodumene ore, which contains six percent lithium, is mined here and sent
to Foote's Exton. Pa., plant for processing. Foote executed an option ou the former Solvay plant and
land on October 25th for 5350,000 after operating here on the lease for a year. The company this week
noted it's 75th anniversary. (Engraving courtsy The Cleveland Times.)
Foote Is Observing
75th Anniversary
Kings Mountain
Division Has
First Birthday
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Foote Mineral Company, of
Philadelphia, Pa? yesterday
marked It's 75th anniversary and
the Kings Mountain division it's
first in Kings Mountain.
The company recently comple
ted purchase from Solvay Corp.
of that company's former mine
and land here and controls min
eral rights to some 881 acres at
the site, located on Kings Creek
Just north of Park Grace School
Foote had worked and tested
the ore content at the mine af- j
ter getting an option on the!
property in October, 1950. Drill- i
ings made at the mine during
this period totaled 6,350 feet and
tests indicated an ample deposit
of pegnatite, the lithium-bearing
In February, work was speed
ed up on construction of new
mill and mine facilities at the!
plant and today some 58 persons
are employed there and some!
360 tons of pegnatite processed
daily on a 7-day, 24-hour sched
Pegnatite is taken from the
open-pit, quarry-type mine, and
transported to the mill whore it
Is crushed to the gauge of a 20
mesh screen. After the ore is
washed, It is run ihto vats where
the floatation process of separa
tion is started.
Foote is now recovering spod
umene, tin, columblte, mica and
feldspar in commercial qautities
at the plrfnt. The gray, sandy
like ore -which is shipped to the
Exton, Pa., plant for processing
contains alx percent lithium and
80 percent spodumene.
Lithium is used in four major
industries ? ceramics, grease
and petroleum, welding and
electronics ? as well a * many
others and has hundreds of ev
eryday uses, such as in manu
facture of television tubes, as a
glaze on pottery, for filaments
and <bases of electronic tubes,
varnishes, storage batteries, cos
metics and weiding rod coating.
Foote Mineral Co., was organ
izzed In 1876 by the late Dr. A. E.
Foote as a rare minerals collect
ing agency to supply samples for
schools, museums and Industry.
Dr. Foote had exhibited his col
lection of rare ore and minerals
at the Philadelphia Centennial
and had to form the company to
supply the large demand for
sampM. ^ :
As a result of a Foote exhfblt
at the Paris Exposition of 1900,
the company en tired Into f*?
first contract to supply ore in
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Padgett Recuperated
From Operation
? Dr. P. G. Padgett Kings
Mountain physician who un
derwent a major operation in
Charlotte two weeks ago. was
back on duty this week.
Dr. Padgett announced that
he had recovered sufficiently
to resume his practice at the
Padgett clinc on W. King
He said he was deeply appre
ciative o! the kindnesses
shown by many friends during
his illness.
Hallowe'en Joke
Results In Wreck
At least one serious Hallowe'en
prank was executed Wednesday
night, causing painful injury to
one and serious damage to his
car, accord ir^g to a report of city
policemen Thursday morning.
A hay rake, - thought to be
placed In the E. Gold street road
by some local teen agers, Caused
a car. driven by Raymond H.
Cox. to turn over, doing severe
damage to the car and injuring
Cox's left shoulder'.
W. K. Maunfey, Jr., heard the
party, parked nearby in a car,
say "Let's go" several times, then
Mr. Mauney took the license num
ber of the car and reported It to
the police. The police declined to
name the owner of the vehicle.
Mayor Obtains
Mayor Garland E, Still said
Tuesday he had obtained from
the Cleveland County grand jury
presentments against certain
members of the board of city
One, he said, was obtained
against Commissioner Lloyd E.
Davis on charges advanced by
himself that Mr. Davis had sold
goods to the city and was there
by trading with himself.
Another, he said, was obtained
against Commissioner Davis,
Commissioner B. T. Wright, Sr.,
and Commissioner C. P. Barry on
allegations that the three had il
legally voted to cancel a debt
owed to the City of Kings Moun
tain. The mater concerned can
cellation of the Mayor's total of
charges on sewage line Installa
tion In the Davidson Heights de
? velopment, Mr. Still said.
Under legal procedure, any in*
' dividual citizen may bring char
1 ges( without swuaring out a war
rant, before the grand jury. If
a presentment is granted, the pre
sentment is given to the clerk of
court for safekeeping untjl the
forthcoming term of Superior
Court. At that time, the district
solicitor decides whether to sign
the warrant and try the case.
Mayor Still said he and his
supporting witnesses appeared
before the grand jury Monday.
James O. Fulton, son of Mr.
and Mrs. P. D. Fulton, who is
serving in Korea, has recently
passed his exam qualifying
him as a Boatswain. His ad
dress Is: James O. Fulton, B.
M. 3. USN, 9960081, USS Hele
na, C. A. *75 2nd Dtv., c/o FPO
- San Francisco, Calif.
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World Community Day Observance
Will Be Held At 3 P.M. Friday
Kings Mountain churchwomen
will gather at Central Methodist
churcfo Friday afternoon at 3 o'
clock for their annual World
Community Day service.
Churchwomen of the commun
ity are being asked to bring
blankets for subsequent ship
ment to needy peoples of the
woild, and an offering will be
taken to provide international
Theme of the world-wide ob
servance by churchwomen ' is
"Live Thy Faith." . '
Mrs. B. N. Barnes, vice-chair
man of the Kings Mountain
Council of Churchwomen, Is pro
gram chairman. -<
? Mrs. O. W. Myers, council
president, will preside, and talks
#111 be given by Mrs. P. D. Pat
rick and Mr*. W. L. Pressly. Rev.
Yiace Daniel, pastor of Resur
rection Lutheran church, will
conduct the worship, period, and
Miss Lula Mae Teague will dis
cuss "Where Our Offering Goes."
J lev. J. it. Brendall, pastor of
Ceneral Methodist church, will
pray the closing prayer.
Mrs. Aubrey MaUney will serve
as organist for the service,
The observance has a? Its pur
pose "the encouragement o/ wo
men to work together for a more
Christian world order, and the
development In every commun
ity of public opinion favorable
to the growth of understanding
and good will toward all people
of the world."
"We hope the Ceneral Metho
dist church will be filled to over
flowing for our World Communi
ty Day service,'' Mrs. Myers said,
'*and I Want to urge all church -
women of the Kings Mountain
area to attend."
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Huffman Says
New Facilities
Now Completed
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Baring unforseen technical
difficulties, Kings Mountain tel
ephone subscribers will be able
J to call Bessemer City numbers
! without paying long distance
tolls, elective Saturday.
Announcement of the propos
ed '"cut-in" of the new free ser
vice was made this week by Ned
A. Huffman, of Gastonia, dis
trict manager of Southern Bell
Telephone and Telegraph Com
pany. .
Mr, Hufman said that a test of
new equipment is now in pro
gress and that the auded free
service is expected to be availa
ble Saturday.
He said a large amount of
switching equipment had been
added to both the Kings Moun
tain and Besemer City offices in
order to handle anticipated in
creased traffic.
Inter-city service from Besse
mer City to Kings Mountain has
been free for. some years, but
toll charges have been assessed
to Kings Mountain subscribers
on these inter city caills.
Free service to Besemer City
for Kings Mountain subscribers
was one of the conditions ot .a
rate increase granted Southern
Bell late last year. The authori
zation for improving equipment
was made by Southern Bell on
February 16. Mr. Huffman said,
and the installations have now
been completed.
Bus Terminal
Work Started
Construction work on Queen
City Coach company's Kings
Mountain bus terminal began last
J. 3. Thomas, contractor, said
that building the terminal
would be "a three-month job".
He said that he already had in
hand all materials for the con
struction work and therefore an
ticipated no delays for that rea
Mr. Thomas said he had con
structed Queen City terminals in
a number of other cities, includ
ing Florence, S. C., Orangeburg,
S. C., and others.
Concrete footings were poured
last Friday, and laying of the
walls for the new terminal be
gan Monday, Rain slowed the
Work later in the week.
Principal change in plans was -
a decision to center the station
on the Queen Qity Company's W.
Kings street site, rather than to
build it on the East side of the
lot. Mr. Thomas said the decision
was made by L. A. Love, Queen
City's general manager.
Otherwise, the station construc
tion will follow the original plans
approved by the , board of
commissioners several months
ago. The building will be of brick
and concrete block construction,
with a lunch counter, waiting
rooms and four rest rooms. Bus
es will take on and discharge pas
sengers on the west side of the
Kings Mountain has been with-*
out a bus station since February
16, 1 930.
Air Lock Aids
Two More Babies
Two more babies were treated,
in the Kings Mountain hospital
air pressure lock during the past:
week, according to report of hos
pital officials.
The two babies using the appa
ratus for respiratory aid were
Deborah Ann Page, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Page, of
Cherryvllle, and Laurin Charles
Whisnant, son of Mr. and Mrs.
R. G. Whisnant, 607 Meadow
brook Road.
Dr. P. G. Padgett Was attend
ing physician for the Page child,
and Dr. Charles Lampley, of Shel
by, for the Whisnant child. The
air pressure lock was a gift to
Kings Mountain hospital fiom
the Mountain Kiwanis club.
Both babies are reported "do
ing ni<*ly".
Prank Andrews Summers,
sori of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Sum
mers. a student at Georgia
Tech, was named on the Dean's
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