Old Clothes For Needy Children To Be Collected Next Wednesday Afterndon
City Limits 7,206
Trading Area 15.000
(IMS Ration Board Figure*)
VOL.62 NO. 46
Kings Mountain. N. C.. Friday. November 16. 1951
PRICE FIVE CENTS
SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT AND VETERAN TRUSTEE HONORED ? Superintendent ol Schools B. N.
Borne* and Dr. L. P. Baker, Kings Mountain dentist who retired In May following 20 years of service
as a school trustee, were honored by Kings Mountain teachers Monday night at a banquet at the
high school cafeteria. Both were given handsome silver gifts. For Mr. Barnes, the gift noted his silver
anniversary as principal, then superintendent in the Kings Mountain school system. Pictured, left to
right are Mrs. W. T. Weir, who made the presentation to Mr. Barnes, Supt Barnes, Mrs. J. E. Gamble,
president ef the Kings Mountain anlt nea. Dr. Baker, and Miss Marie Llneberger, who made the
presentation to Dr. Baker. (Herald photo by Carlisle Studio.)
Barnes And Baker
Honored By Faculty
Rev. R. M. Wilson, member
of the Ersklne College Bible de
partment, will deliver the ser
mon at Boyce Memorial ARP
Church on Sunday morning at
11 o'clock in the absence of the ,
pastor, Rev. W. L. Pressly,
who has been preaching a se
ries of services this week at
Stockholders of Kings Moun
tain Country Club will hold
their annual meeting at ft , j
Dutch Supper at the clufb Tues
day night at 7 o'clock. Dinner
will be $1 .50 per person and
stockholders are requested to
make dinner reservations by
calling David Neill, secretary -
LOCAL MEN NAMED
W. K. Mauney and Aubrey
Mauney, .of Kings Mountain's
St. Matthew's Lutheran church,
were elected members of the
executive .committee of the
North Carolina Lutheran Bro
therhood at its meeting In Sal
MISS BEAM INJURED
Miss Ruth Beam, first grade
teacher at Central school, suf
fered a broken leg in a play
ground aocldent at the school
Wednesday. She is a patient at
Kings Mountain hospital. Mrs.
R. R. Yarboro is substituting
tot Mis Beftta/ :
Mm boob -
Mrs. J. B. Simpson will serve
as story-teller at the ? Friday
afternoon story hour for child
ren at Jacob S. M-nurey Mefllfe'.
rial Library. Hie story hour be
gins at 4 o'clock and 1* de
signed for children from the
first -through the fourth grades.
Rhea Barter Thursday as
sumed the duties of night desk
sergeaift ?f the Kings Moun
tain police department. He
replaces Policeman J. O. (Red)
Thompson, who will take over
the parking meter beat. Mr.
Thompson is also thft depart
ment's fingerprint expert.
Chief S. R. Davidson made the
Preaching services will be
held ?t El Bethel church to
night (Thursday) - T pftfodk
by tho District .Sv:rx*rl),t<nK|pnf
C. W. Klitoy. Preaching also
will toe held at Penley's Cha
pel Sunday morning toy the
pastor. Rev. IL L. For bis.
OH HOMOX MOLL
Shipley Arthur, second -year
student at ,fe?ce Junior col
',-Kr a* MgliiK&ttm*
N to m* itftvwigfd jMfip .wo, .
according to announoement hy
?fWj&jM|?ly. pw?sld? nt jj/fa
?aid the honor goes only to
thoM students making positive
contributions to 0ie academic,
social ?hmB nUrtmm ItfuH tiM
school. Miss Arthur te the dau
ghter of Sir. and Mr* J. H.
Kings Mountain school teach
ers honored Superintendent B. N.
Barnes and Dr. L. P. Baker, for*
mer member and veteran chair
man ol the city board of school
trustees at a Monday evening's
progressive education banquet ol
the Kings Mountain unit, North
Carolina Education association.
The honors to -the two veteran
ftMMolmen we designed as the
"surprise" feature of the even
ing, and reaction of the two hon
orees Indicated that such a re
sult had been obtained. ?
Supt. Barnes, was honored on
the occasion of his 25th adver
sary as a member of the Kings
Mountain school faculty. Mrs. W.
T. Weir reviewed the history of
Kings Mountain city school#, par
ticularly noting the past quarter
century, and presented to Mr.
Barnes sterling silver pitcher as
a token of apredation lor his 25
years of service.
Miss Marie Llneberger present
ed to Dr. Baker, for 20 years a
member of the school, board, a
sterling silver bowl "In apprecia
tion for his loyalty and untiring
service as a member and chair
man of the Bchool board."
The presentations highlighted
the banquet and followed a hum
orous address toy Rev. L?ee F. Tut
tle, pastor of Charlotte's First
Methodist church. Mr. Tuttle em
phasized the necessity of cooper
ation between schools and chur
ches to maintain "a true demo
carcy". , * .. .*
Speda! g&tfe; was featured on
the program and included Rom
berg's "Deep in My Heart", a
duet by Howard Coble and Mrs.
Juiuilta Warren, a Kern medley
"Melodies from Show Boat", by
a mixed quartet including Mr.
Coble, (Mrs. Warren, Miss Hazel
Armstrong and L B. Goforth, Jr.,
and De Koven's "O Promise Me",
ft duet by Mr. Coble and Mrs.
Mrs. J. E. Gamble, president of
the NEA unit, spiilP address
of welcome, and Rowell Lane,
high school principal, presented
Continued On Page Bight "
Members of First Baptist
church heavily ovsr -subscrib
ed a on* -day cash building
fund campaign joai Sunday.
L. E. Abbott chairman of the
' building fhnd committee, said
total cash contributions Sun- .
day were SC4M, with some
contributions still being re
ceived. This compares with a
goal of SUO.
The contributions represent
ed gifts from more than 350 in
May Open Here
The Herald learned authorita
tively during the past weekend
that a corporation is being form
ed to publish a second newspaper
in Kings Mountain.
Details on the new venture
were sparse, but several pieces
of used printing machinery were
unloaded in the J. E. Herhdon
warehouse on Cherokee street
during the weekend. Mr. Hern
don was out-of-town yesterday
and information concerning own
ership of the machinery was not
available at his office.
W. Falson Barnes, Kings Moun
tain attorney, confirmed that he
had been retained as attorney for
the proposed publishing firm and
was in the process of drawing
necessary papers for incorpora
tion of the new company. How
ever, he said he was not at lib
erty to reveal the identity of the
stockholders except to say that
there are several.
Rumors In business circles in
dicated that W. K. Maiiney had
been active in promoting sale of
stock in the new venture, but a
call to his office early Thursday
afternoon brought the informa
tion that he was in Charlotte.
Capital fitter's Platoon Receives
Two Presidential Unit Citations
Corporal Martin A. (Andy) Et
ten, ton of Mr. and Mrs. John W.
Etters, of Kings Mountain, wu
engaged In two separate r-: Jons
with the enemy in Korea (re
cently which earned his platoon,
and other units, Presidential unit
<pl Etters, who has been fight
ing in Korea for nearly 10 mon
ths, Is a member of the forward
observer team of the 1st Platoon.
Heavy Morter Company. 7th In
f gantry Regiment, 3rd Inf. Divis
ion. His team directs shell fire on
the enemy from close range.
His other awards include the
Purple Heart medal given for
wounds received In action afbout
six weeks ago. ffc> was slightly
injured In the laft hand and
right arm by mortor shell frag
ments but remained with his
The young Kings Mountain
fighting man has ahnost Enough
service In Korea to be rotated
attack, staged a ?brilliantly exe
The first citation, dated July
19th, was for the period April
23-25 when Cpl. Enter's platoon
was serving with the 1st Battal
ion of his regiment and other
supporting troops. This action
took place near Ohokaong, Ko
rea, when the task force was gi
ven the mission of cleaning out
enemy pockets In the tear and
on the flanks of the 29th British
After a fierce all-day flight on
April 23, the battalion was order
ed to attack an enemy force es
timated at two regiments, to re
lieve the Belgian United Nations
Battalion trapped when friendly
force* Were forced to withdraw.
The attack was successful and
the Belgian unit withdrew with
all equipment and vehicles. -;.y
'":H M ?lr?t trattalon, trapped on
three Moo after the nrraaaful
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P-TA To Collect
For City Children
The Central Elementary Par-'
ent ? Teacher association will!
collect used children's clothing
for distribution to needy Kings j
Mountain children beginning at j
noon next Wednesday afternoon,
according to action of the group i
at a meeting piis week.
Mrs. Holland Dixon ;s chair- j
man of the project and announc
ed that the used clothing collec
ted will be distributed to needy
children in all schools of the city.
Citizens of .the Community are
being asked to place bundles of
used clothing on their porches by
noon next Wednesday, when
P-TA members will pick them
"The clothes should be usa
ble,'" Mrs. Dixon pointed out,
'und cleaned." She also asked
that sizes be pinned on shoes and
garments If possible.
The P-TA feels that many
usable clothes are available in
Kings Mountain homes which!
children have outgrown or other
wise can no longer use them
selves," Mrs. Dixon said. "On the
other hand, teachers report that
njany children in the city schools
are ill-clothed. We want to put
these usable, but unused, old
clothes to work."
She said the clothes collected
will be distributed to needy chil
dren by the teachers in all the
city schools, including Davidson
If bundles placed on individual
porches are accidentally missed
next Wednesday, Mrs. Dixon asks
that the cltlzzens call her at
459- J-2. ' ...
Funeral service? tor Mrs, Eva
McCurry McDaniel, 49, wife of
Lee McDaniel, prominent farmer
of the Bethlehem community
were conducted Wednesday at
3:30 p. m. at Bethlehem Baptist
church, of which she was a mem
ber. Rev. T. W. Fogleman, Rev.
W. G. Camp and Rev. John Sut
tie officiated and burial was in
the church cemetery.
Mrs. McDaniel died Tuesday
morning around 8 o'clock at
K/ngj Mountain hospital follow
ing a heart attack suffered six
She was a native oi Cleveland
County, daughter of Robert W.
McCurry, of Shelby, and the late
Maultie Jarrett McCurry.
Surviving, In addiUon to Mr.
McDaniel, are two sons, Corpor
al J. Douglas McDaniel, of iX
Bragg, and Dennis A. McDaniel;
one daughter Mrs. James Rey
nolds, of Ellenboro; two brothers,
Dan L. McCurry and J. Hoyt Mc
Curry, of Shelby; six sisters, Mrs.
Reuben Elam, Mrs. Jasper Green,
Mrs. Allen Jones, and Mrs. Ralph
Callahan, all of Shelby, Mrs. Her
bert Langston, of Mineral Wells,
Texas, and Mrs. Glenn Towery,
of Lattlmore, and four grandchil
Active pallbearers were David
Putnam, Robert Jones, Clyde Mc
Daniel, G. L. McDalniel, Jr., Gene
Ware and Glenn McDaniel.
Sooth Bomid Train
Hits Stalled Auto
Southbound Southern Railroad
Train No. 11 struck a stalled c >r
at the Cora Mill croslrg last
Friday night with no injuiy to
the driver but with serious dam
age to the vehicle.
King* Mountain police, report
ing the mishap, said Mrs; Robert
Chaney drove a 1940 Chevrolet
on the track after waiting lor a
northbound train to pass. The
vehicle stalled and Mrs. Chaney
and occupants, (Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Gladden, abandoned it and
Police reported Mrs. Chaney
the crossing were not working at
the time of the accident.
Reports of class trips to Kings
Mountain business and industrial
firms and an address by Miss
Cora Paul Bomar, library con
sultant of the state department
of Instruction, featured the third
in ? aeries of Kings Mountain
City Schools faculty meetings oh
the general subject of Resource
The meeting was held Wednes
day afternoon, with Rowell Lane,
local chairman, of the Reaouir
Use Education Plan
City Commissioners Approve Request
To Suspend Bus Service December 1
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Gets Top Rating
The Kings Mountain National
Guard unit received its higest at
tainable rating, folowing an in
spection by the inspector general
tin November 7, acording to re
port anounced by Capt. Humes
Houston, commanding oficer o?
the Kings Mountain company.
Highest rating attainable by a
non-full-strength unit is "excel
Capt. Houston said the inspec
tion was "stiff" and Including in
dividual questioning of each mem
ber of the National Guard com
In spite .of the fact that the
company's motor pool facilities
are not as ideal for individual in
struction as an armory, Capt.
Houston said not one individual
failed to answer the questions put
by Col. Salmon, the inspector gen
eral of the Third Army area.
Roses "Sold Out"
The Living Beautiflcation com
mittee this week (reported a com
plete sell-out of the first order of
1,000 roseS, In the first step of a
long-term city beautiflcation
The full shipment of plants,
Paul's Scarlet Climbers, h?ve
been received and delivered to
purchasers, with much of the
planting having been supervised
by the Living Beautiflcation
Byron Keeter served as chair
man of the sales committee.
It was announced that proceeds
from the first sale will, be ce-ln
vested In the further purchase of
rose plants. Part of the addition
al plants will be used In the
beautiflcation of the banks along
the Southern Railway, the hos
pital, armory, and Mountain Rest
In commenting on the sale, of
ficials of the committee stated
that they wished to thank all
who had cooperated in the pro
ject by purchasing rose plants,
and to the women who worked
tirelessly to make the project a
The committee also Issued
special thanks to a number of
individuals and business firms
who aided the work Including
the Bonnie Cotton Mills, Lam
beth Rope Corporation, Mauney
Mills, Pauline Mills, Kings
Mountain Manufacturing Com
pany and Sadie Mill, which fi
nanced the initial purchase of
plants, and these individuals and
firms which furnished trucks
and personnel for delivering and
planting the roses: M. K. Fuller,
Sam R. Sufber, City of Kings
Mountain, Bycon Keeter, Carl
Mayes, Victory Chevrolet Compa
ny, Dean Bulck Company, Plonk
Motor Company, Elmer Lumber
Company, Patterson Oil Compa
ny, George H. Mauney, George
Houser, Pete Barkley, Ward's
Seed and Feed Store, Sam Davis,
G. A. Bridges and J. E. Herndon.
The committee also acknowl
edged gifts of handbills from the
Kings "Mountain Herald, photo
graphic work by Carlisle Studio
and fertilizer by Bridges Hard
Continued On Page Bight
LUTHERAN SPEAKER ? Dr. J.
Luther Mauney, son of a Kings
Mountain native. will bo on* of
Mmal visiting ministers 10 con*
duct spoclal services at 8t Mat
thaw's Luthoran church, begin
ning Thanksgiving Day. In ob
servance of the 75th anniversary
of the founding of the church.
Dr. Mauney Is president of the
Lutheran Synod of Virginia.
Special services marking the
75th aniversary of St. Matthew's
Lutheran church will begin
Thanksgiving morning at 10 o'
clock. Rev. G. K. Derrick, of At
lanta, Ga., will deliver the iermon
at the special Thanksgiving mor
ning "service. He is a former pas
tor of St. Matthew's church.
Aniversary services will con
tinue throughout the weekend.
"A church supper and social will
be held on Friday evening, No
vember 23, and visiting minister^
wil conduct three services on Sun
day, November 25,
At morning services, Dr. J. Lu
ther Mauney, president of the
Lutheran Synod of Virginia, will
preach the sermon. Dr. F. L. Con
rad, president of the North Caro
lina synod, wilt dedicate the new
church parsonage In the after
non, and Rev. Edgar M. Cooper,
formerly of Kings Mountain, will
conduct the evening vesper ser
Invitations to attend the aniver
sary services have been mailed
to Lutheran officials and former |
members and pastors of the j
Kings Mountain church.
Dr. Mauney is the son of the
late Rev. John Mauney, Kings
Methodists To Hear
Mr. M. A. Parrish, General
Superintendent of the Main
Street Methodist Church, of Gas
tonia will apeak at Central Meth
odist church next Wednesday at
7:00 p. m. He is speaking in the
"Know Your Church' 'Series and
his subject is: Rightful Expec
tancies of Parents and Teachers".
Mr. Parrish is recognized as an
authority on Sunday School work.
He Is an attractive speaker and a
large congregation is expected.
The public is invited.
All members of the Sunday
School Staff as well as members
of the Board of Education and
all parents are to be honor guests.
"Man Who Came To Dinner Chosen
For little Theatre's Next Show
The Kings Mountain Little |
Theatre announced this week I
that It would present The Man
Who Came To Dinner" as its first
play of the 1951-32 season.
Tlie play, a stage and screen
comedy, will be given at the
high school auditorium in ' De
cember, though the dates are
The play concerns a famous
pi ay right, lecturer, and wit, who
grudgingly attends a dinner at
the home of fl)? 4tanleys, in a
smaU fW?He making
his departure, he slips on some
Ice on their front *t*P*> *nd In
jures Iris hip, thereby being made
weeks. Here the Man makes him
self thoroughly obnoxious, and
makes life miserable for every
one. His temper, his mannerisms,
and his Insulting language
quickly drive everyone else into
a nervous frenzy.
"The Man Who Came To Din
ner" was written by Moss Hart
and George S. Kaufman and was
first produced at the Music Box
Theatre, New York, Ootofoer 16,
1939. It became a smash hit. and
later was made into motion
picture starring Monty Wooley as
the man who came to dinner.
The role of the "man" will toe
played by Faison Barnes. The
interpretation of the character
takes in * wide range of situa
tions from the sut/llme to the ri
diculous. Full of laughs, tlte play
PfattK comedy designed to appeal
to young and old.
The play is now In production
and la directed by Miss Emelyn
Gillespie. Staging is by De*bert
Dixon and B. S. Peeler, Jr. ..
The Kings Mountain Bus Com
pany will suspend city bus ser
vice December l, according to
decision of the city board of com
The board granted the bus
company's request lor temporary
suspension of its city 'bus ser?
vice franchise requirements, ef
fective December 1.
Fred W. Plonk, appearing be
fore the board on behalf of the
company, said It had lost money
heavily during the past two
years, and stated -that city bus
service "does not now seem re
quired." He said the company
wanted to be lp a position, eith
er to sell the franchise, or to re
sume operations should the de
mand for such service Increase.
Motions granting the compa
ny's requeat were passed unani
mously, with all commissioners
In other actions at the regular
November meeting, the board:
1) Authorized transfer of two
taxi franchises to Frank Roper,
one now toeing held by Jake
England and another being held
by Coley Freeman.
2) Appointed a committee to
investigate the feasibility of set
ting up a city dog pound, alter
Dr. Z. P. Mitchell, county health
officer, and County Commission
er Hazel fiumgardner had out
lined plans of the county gov
ernment 'o* employing a dog
warden. Members of the commit
tee named were Commissioners
James Layton, City Administra
tor M. K. Fuller, and City Attor
ney J. R. Davis.
3) Ordered a two-way radio
Installed on Fire Chief Grady
King's car removed for installa
tion on one of the city's fire
4) Authorized the mayor to
seek a natural gas allocation, on
behalf of the city, from the Fed
eral Power commission, at the
suggestion of A. 3. Hall, engi
neer. Purpose of the request is
to prevent an allocation sought
by Public Service Company of
North Carolina, Mr. Hall said.
5) Amended a city ordinance
to permit sale in the city of cap
busters, caps and sparklers.
6) Ordered the payment of
parking meter fines at the city
office. (Some of the fines had
been paid at the police depart
7) Accepted street -paving re
quests for hard surfacing of Ben
nett street and Grace street.
8) Voted to advertise for bids
on a carload of six- Inch cast iron
9) Voted to suspend water tap
charges for several residents on
Bridges street. (The action solv
ed a problem created fby conten
tion of the residents that they
had paid a fee when meters were
Continued On Page Eight
Herald Will Advance
The Kings Mountain Harold
will advance lis publication
date to Thursday, effective
with tin last Issue In Ifovem.
The chang* in scheduled. a
reversion to the former publi
cation date followed until May
2, 1947. will mean that the edi
tion which would ordinarily
appear under date of Novem
ber 30. will be published under
date of November 29. which co
, Incides with the opening of the
Chrlstn.* shopping eeaeon
and the anuaal Merchant* As*
soclation Christmas parade.
The change Is made at the
request of several merchants
who feel that earlier publica
tion each week will enhance
the value of their advertising.
Benefits to readers will Include
Improved advance news treat
ment for organisations which
meet on Thursday night.
The change to a Friday pa
per was made due to limita
tions of physical equipment.
This situation was isinsillsd In
July of this year/ and the staff
expanded to better handle the
work of the nswspupss.
All denrtltnee wOl be ad
vanced one day. rnll details
m theee ilswitlinee will be pah
lished in neat week's edition,
which will be the loot edition
apptann^ oo CM pMMit Fri