City Limits 7.208
Trading Area 15.000
<1945 Ration Board Pigum)
Kings Mountain. N. C., Friday. November 23. 1951
PRICE FIVE CENT3
Women of David's Baptist
church will conduct a Bake
sale at Bridges Hardware Com
pany Saturday night begin
ning at 9 a. m. Homemade pies,
cakes and other delicacies will
he offered fo f sale, it was an
Joe Costner, ' son of Mrs.
Daisy Cpstner of N. Cansler
street, who is stationed on an
(Radar) outpost in Alaska, was
recently promoted to sergeant.
His present address Is: AF
14-345-024, 625th Acft. Const &
Wg. Sqdn., APO 942, c-o PM,
The total of $138.74 was col
lected from the City's parking
meter* for the weekending
Wednesday according to a re
port; of City Clerk, Joe Hen
drick. . >
An emergent communication
of Falrview Lodge No. 339, A.
F. and A. M., will be held<Sat
urday night at the Masonic
Lodge hall at 7:30 p. m. for the
purpose of conferring the first
degree. All Masons ace invited
to attend. ?
E. E. Marlowe returned Wed
nesday from Conshohockken,
Pa., where he had made a bus
iness trip to Lee Tire Company
factory. Marlowe's Center Ser
vice is an area distributor for
The Kings Mountain Klwan
is club did not meet Thursday
night, cancelling the regular .
Thursday night meeting due to
the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Not Paper Organizer
W. K. Mauney, Kings Mountain |
textile executive, said Wednes
day fie was a stockholder, but not I
the organizer,, of a proposed
newspaper jo toe published in |
The Herald !had stated last |
week that it had learned author
itatively that Mr. Mauney had I
been active in propiyting sale of |
stock in the "^ntuare.
Mr. Maun y added he would
buy some stock 1n the Kings
Mountain Herald, if any were for
Other details on the manage
ment, ownership, and plans of|
the venture were not learned.
Early Morning Call
Proves False Alarm
City firemen answered
alarm that proved to toe false
early Tuesday morning.
The call was placed for the
Parker Street residence owned
by Aubrey Mauney when the oc
cupants smelled fumes about 1
a. m. No flee was found.
To add to the ft in, the fire a
larm stuck for several minutes,
to awakjen many citizens fdr a
look out the window.
ABP Church Bqns
Boyce Memorial ARP church
held Its - annual Thanksgiving
service and breakfast Thursday
morning, with some ISO present.
; ? -Msfe- o?|Ube church, as is their
custom, prepared andvj*r*i#d
breakfast to the large group at
tending. hwnli Included
fried eggs, pork sausage, grits,
hot biscuits, and coffee.
vice was held hi the church audi- [
torium, 1 1 Hgl lining at 7:30t ?' ?>.
More Bos* Plants
On Sale Saturday
LUTHERAN PARSONAGE TO BE DEDICATED ? The handsome new parsonage of St Matthew's Luth
eran church will be dedicated Sunday afternoon at ?:.V) at special services. The dedicatory exercises
will be one of the features of the church's observance of Its 75th anniversary. The brick-veneer two
story building Is located on Piedmont avenue at Ridge street and was erected on the site of the form
er parsonage. .
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
PASTOR ? Or. W. P. Gerberdlng
U the pastor ol St- Matthew's Lu
theran church. Ha il the 12th
minister to serve the 75-yeaT-old
Hunter R. Neisler, retiring
president of the Kings Mountain
Country Club, announced at
Tuesday's annual stockholders
meeting the appointment ol Mr.
and Mrs. B. B. Speidel, of Jack*
sonvllle, Fla., as managers of the
Mr. and Mrs. Speidel expect to
assume thttlr duties not later
than December 1, It was stated.
They Will succeed Mr. and Mrs.
Jr. H. Press ley. .
?v Mr. Neisler told the stockhold
ers that the house committee,
headed- by Dr. W. 1* Ramseur,
and several directors and other
club members had completed ar
rangements for the , employment
of Mr. and Mrs. Speidel over the
Mr. Speidel Is currently a sales
man for Eastman Kodak Com*
pany, formerly operated a cam
era shop In Richmond, Vs., and
Is a former sale* manager of a
Richmond optical company.
Mrs. Speidel formerly lived in
Charlotte. When in Richmond,
she was an employee of a large
catering firm, and, since that
time, has managed Jacksonville's
r ranell Kitchen. She Recently
completed a summer course in
dietics at Florida State universi
The Speidels have a son, age
By Dr. Derrick
St. Matthew's Lutheran church
began its 75th anniversary series
of services Thanksgiving morn
ing, as Dr. C. K. Derrick, a former
pastor, delivered the sermon at
special Thanksgiving rites.
. The church was well-filled for
the service and heard Dr. Der
rick, now a Lutheran minister in
Atlanta, Ga., speak on the sub
ject "The Soil of a Thankful
"When we are not in harmony
with God," Dr. Derrick s>uid,
''then the world is. in discord, as
we find it today."
He urged his hearers to "grow
a thankful soul, without over
emphasis on material things.''
"Happiness is the fruit of holi
ness," he said, "and happiness is
the soil of God's redemption."
He declared that the members
of St. Matthew's church, in the
course of its 75 years of growth
and spiritual work, had furnish
ed a rich soil for the growth of
"The soil has been made fer
tile," he concluded, "by all those
who have helped to make, throu
gh the years, a place for God."
Dr. Derrick was pastor of St.
Matthew's Lutheran church from
January 1? 1920, to May 15, 1935.
Continuance of the special an
niversary series of services will
continue through Sunday.
On Friday evening at 6:30, a
Jubilee Covered Dish will be
held at t??e church.
On Sunday morning, Dr. J. Lu
ther Mauney, president of the
Lutheran Synod of Virginia, will
deliver the sermon at 11 o'clock.
On Sunday afternoon, at 3:30
Dr. F. L. Conrad, president of the
Lutheran Synod of North Caroli
na, wilt speak at rites dedicating
the new church parsonage.
On Sunday evening, at 7:30,
Rev. Edgar M. Cooper, of Potts
town, Pa., will conduct the even
ing vesper service.
Pastor of the church is Dr. W.
Dr. Mauney and Rev. Mr. Coop
er are grandsons or the late J. S.
Mauney, one of the founders of
the St. Matthew's church.
Bobby O. Whl taker, 18, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Whit
aket of 144 Oriental avenue,
enlisted in the Navy at the
Gastonla recruiting office last
week. Me will report to San
Diego, California, for basic
training. fty ?
Underway; 11,000 letters Mailed
.- Cleveland County's annual sale
of Christmas seals, to aid the
war against tuberculosis, began
More than It, 000 Individuals
and business firms were mailed
Christmas seals, and they are
requested to vMtf payment far
them to the Cleveland County
Tuberculosis and Health associa
tion at Box 1295) >helby. *H
WUllam H. Dover, chairman of
the annual sale, made the fol
lowing report an work done by
tip} association during the past
X) The association made *
chest 'jWrtjt Wiltoit charge, for
Treatment wai provided
indigent persons awaiting
3) Anti-tubercufosis education !
lal programs were conducted Hk
all schools and in Civic groups.
4) Expensive drugs were sup
plied tat five tubercular patients.
It wis pointed out by Mr. Do
ver that tuberculosis claimed 40.
000 victims during the past year.
In combatting the disease, he
added, early discovery of tuber -
mil ar symptoms is imperative in
successfully combatting the dia
essa, He alao added that it la the
to stamp out tubemilo
- fisPI 1
SYNOD HEJU> ? . Dr. P. L. Conrad,
of Salisbury, president of the Lu
theran Synod of North Carolina,
will conduct special exercises
dedicating the St. Matthew's Lu
theran church parsonage Sunday,
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Kings Mountain observe
Thanksgiving in the customary'
It was a quiet day In the busi
ness section, and churches had
large crowds for Wednesday eve^
ning and Thanksgiving morning
It was also a good day for the
hunters, who found the weather
clear and crisp and ideal for
trudging through fields In search
,of quail and other small garnet
Majority of retail firms were
closed for the day, though ser
vice stations, drug stores, and
some other service trades were
open for business. The postoffice
closed as did city and state offi
A number of citizens took ad
vantage of the holiday to see the
football game at Hickory.
Upcoming for the Thanksgiv
ing weekend were two more foot
ball engagements sure to attract
a number of Kings Mountain
fans. At Durham .en Saturday,
lack-lustre North Carolina plays
Duke In their 1951 extension of a
long-term rivalry, and, at Co
lumbia, S. C? Wake Forest and
Sou tii Carolina get together fat
what many predict will be anoth
er wide-open, exciting football
Many enjoyed bounteous
Thanksp'ving dinners, with tur
key still tn demand as the prin
cipal main dish. Others compro
mised with chicken, but almost
all had something "special". '
Hie city police department re
ported a quiet Thanksgiving
morning an<} anticipated a con
tinuance throughout the day.
Retailors To Be Open
All Day Wednesdays
> King* Mewntaln retail firms
On Land Cost
The Kings Mountain district
board of school trustees authori
zed the land- committee to get
estimates on cost of around six.
acres of property surveyed for ]
use in The Davidson school de- 1
velopment progrdm at the regu
lar November meeting of the
group held Tuesday night at
Trustee Fred Plok, committee
chairman, made a report on the
property surveyed, a plot adjoin
ing the present building which
contains some five or six acres,
and several houses. He had pre
viously indicated that the prop- ^
erty owners were willing to see ,
''for the good of the school."
The board has already retain
ed the services of John' L.- Beam,
Cherry ville architect, for the Da- j
vidson plant addition. Current,
plans provide for an addition of
some five rooms, including a
new heating plant, to the pres
ent building. t 4
Miss Alice C. Averltt, teaching
consultant for the city schools
faculty, was presented to the
-board by Chairman Arnold Kin
caid, who presided at the meet
Miss Averltt discussed her
phase of school work with the
board. This year marks the first
that Kings Mountain has had a
Superintendent B. N. Barnes
reported that all teaching va
cancies had been filled and the
board approved his s"gge^lo.n
that schools be dismissed Wed
nesday, December 19 for Christ
mas and New Year's holidays,
with classes to resume on Thurs
day, January 3, 1952.
J. R. Davis was named to repre
sent the board on the teacher s
home committee, replacing B. S.
Neill, Who did not otfer lor re
election to the board last
(The board voted the Kln?s
Mountain Woodmen of the World
permission to sponsor a dance at
the high school gymnasium and
authorized Central principal Ho
well Lane leave to attend a
meeting of the Southern Asso
ciation of High Schoo^ and Col
I leges at Miami, Fla., Dec. 2-6.
For Mrs. Pearson
Funeral services for Mrs. Mul
I He Gertrude Pearson, 67, who
died Monday at 9:15 at her home
on Fairview street, after a three
month illness, were held at Cen
tral Methodist church Wednes
I day afternoon at 3:30 o clock.
Rev. J. H. Brendall, Jr., pastor
of the church of which she was
BTK r riJUiKU'
J. w. Phillips. Interment was in
the Mountain Rest cemetery.
She. was the widow of the late
William P. Pearson who died in
Survivors Include three sons,
William E. Pearson, Robert Pear
son, and James Pearson .all of
Kings Mountain; two daughters,
Mrs. Annie Delllnger and Mrs.
Alice Connor, also of Kings
Mountain; two brothers, W. D.
Wallace, of Belmont and w. A.
Wallace, of King! Mountain; one
sister, Mrs. Cora Goode, 24
Officials of the First National
Bank announce this week that
members of the bank's Christ
mas Savings Club would receive
checks next weekend.
The checks will be mailed on
Wednesday, and will coincide
with ti:?? official opening of the
Christmas shopping season In
It was also announced that the
1932 Christmas Savings Club
will open on December 3, with
the bank expecting a large in
crease in number of members.
P. R. Summers, president, said
many inquiries have already
been received regarding next
year's club and that a number
of business firms are planning a
payrool deduction plan for em
ployees who wish to join the 1!>52
Christmas Savings Club.
JPInft Services Held
In New Building
Members of Resurrection Lu- 1
theran church held their first ser
vices in their new church build- !
tag on Crescent Hill Road Wed
nesday night at Thanksgiving
Large crowds attended the
rite* in the new ddiflce which is
A hasting plant has been in
stalled and Is operative, and the
Announced By Merchants
As Club Head
George W. Mauney, well
known Kings Mountain business
man, was elected president of
the Kings Mountain Country
Club Wednesday. He succeeds
Hunter R. Neisler.
Other officers elected were:
Charles A. Neisler, vice-presi
dent; Harry Page, secretary -irea
surer; and Drace M. Peeler, as
Officers were chosen by the
incoming board of directors, elec
ted Tuesday night by the stock
holders at their annual meeting.
In addition to the officers they
are: Dr. W. L. Ramseur, George
Houser, David Neill, W. K.
Crook, Joe A. Neisler, Jay Pat
terson, C. D. Blanton, and L. A.
The new board of directors will
serve for about 15 months rather
than a year.
At the suggestion of the retir
ing board of directors, the stock
holders voted that the terms of
office of the directors expire on
the third Wednesday In March, ,
rather than the third Wednesday
In November. It was explained
that the change would facilitate i
the club activities program and
the work of the secretary in fil
ing year-end tax reports.
Annual reports were given by
Dr. W. L. Ramseur, chairman of
the house committee, by Otto
Williams, social committee,
George W. Mauney greens com
mute, and by David Neill, retir
ing secretary-treasurer. The re
i ports showed that the club had
improved the clubhouse and golf
j course during the year and that
several members had Joined the
I club. George Houser reported
that a regular series of Master
Point Bridge tournaments had
been held successfully during the
past several months.
Will Hear Jones
Congressman Wood row W.
Jones, of Rutherfordton, will ad
dress a Joint meoMng of the
( Kings Mountain Kiwanls and
Lions clubs on Thursday even
tlng, November 29, It was an
nounced this week by Dr. O. P.
Lewis, of the Kiwanls club, and
iOllle Harris, of the Lions club,
I who arranged the Joint meeting.
The Lions club will therefore
not meet on their customary
fourth Tuesday date.
The Joint session will be held
at 7 o'clock at Masonic Dining
Hall. Though the Kiwanls Club
regularly meets at 6:45, the
meeting hour was J ' "
.. -6u.?uiy meets at 6:45, the
[meeting hour was Relayed slight-'
ly in order not to conflict with
the Kings Mountain Christmas
opening parade, scheduled for
Congressman Jones has repre
sented the 11th Congressional
.district In the House of Repre
sentatives since succeeding the
I late A. L. Bulwlnkle about a year
CLUB PRESIDENT ? George W.
Mauney is the new president of
the Kings Mountain Country
Club. He succeeds Hunter R. Nois
The Kings Mountain Woman's
club will sponsor 4 benefit
bridge, rook, and canasta party
Tuesday night, November 27, at
the Woman's clut> building witft
proceeds to go to "CARE-For-Ko
rea" campaign, being sponsored
here by the organization.
National goal of the campaign
has been set at 150,000 CARE
packages. Of that amount, a qua
ta of 100 has been set for this
city. The campaign started No
Mrs. J. K. Willis, chairman for
the campaign for the Kings
Mountain club, said that dona
tions may be sent to her through
The CARE- For- Korea" cam
paign is being sponsored Na
tionally by The General Federa
tion of Woman'* Clubs.
"The help CARE packages
bring to the people in many coun
tries of Europe and Asia is well
known. Nowhere is CARE more
needed than in Korea today. No
time could be more appropriate to
extend that aid than now, as
Americans prepare to give thanks
for the abundance we enjoy ? an
abundance beyond the wildest
dreams of the hungry and cold
men, women, and children in
South Korea," a spokesman said.
The CARE packages which
have been prepared for Korean
relief include woolen blankets,
cotton textiles, food, woolen suit
ing, underwear, knitting wool.
All contributions will be pooled
to provide a complete package.
Deliveries will be arranged by
CARE to orphanages, refugee
camps and other relief centers, on
the basis of greatest need.
Building permits were is
sued at City Hall Friday to Ol
land Pearson, for remodeling
his residence on Clenton drive
at an estimated cost of $600
and to Junious H*ywocd, to
build a two-jtory garage bn
West King street at an estima
ted cost of $900. Each was ap
proved by building inspector,
War Department Reports Dan Lail
Killed In Action In Korean War
Private Dan B. Lall, 22, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Lall of
the Bethlehem section, was killed
In action In Korea on November
8 according to word received by
his parents here Tuesday from
the Department of the Army. ?
Pvt. Lail had Joined Co. C, 19th
Infantry Regiment, a front line
rifle unit, on November 2, six
days before he was killed, accord
ing to word received here. He
had landed overseas ori Qctober
12' * |
The young soldier graduated
from G rover high school in 1949
and before entering service on
January 19 had assisted his fa-|
ther In farming. He underwent]
basic training at Fort Bragg. I
He was a member of Bethle-|
hem Baptist church.
Survivors include his parents,
a brother. Pfc. Jack Lail, now
stationed at Fort Bragg, ? sis
ter, Miss Phyllis Lail of the
home, and his maternal grand
father, Rastus Dixon. t ^ k *
Parade To Open
! Santa Onus will come to Kings
Mountain for his annual pre
Chrlstmas visit next Thursday, as
tho big feature of the Kings
Mountain Merchants assocla*
j tioii's 1^51 Christmas parade.
The parade Is scheduled for
5:30 p. m. and will feature
Christmas season floats, visiting
bands, and o'her units.
W. Faison Barnes, merchants
association secretary, said four
floats and four bands will form
the crux of the parade. Floats
will include two with a religious
theme, one from Forest City and
one entered by the Kings Moun
tain Ministerial association. Bur
lington Mill will enter a float,
and the Kings Mountain Boy
Scouts are considering entering
High school toands from Shel
by, Gastonia and Lincolnton, In
addition to the Kings Mountain
band will be in the parade.
Other units will include the
Queen City Bus Company si
mule hitch, and a new, one-and
one-half-reck bus. L. A. Love,
Queen City's general manager,
will ride a white stallion in the
parade, and Natnonal Guard
units of Shelby and Kings Moun
tain will participate with theii;
In additior, a number of local
horsemen will ride in the parade,
Mr. Barnes said.
The Christmas opening will be
the occasion for the first turning
on of Christmas street lights "in
the -business section, already
hung by the city electrical de
Mr. Barnes said that addition
al permanent-type street decora-,
tions have iboen purchased this
year and further enhance the
"We anticipate a fine parade
and a large crowd to see it," he
Lions Broom Sale
The annual broom sale, for the
benefit of the blind, conducted
by the Kings Mountain Lions
club was termed a success this
week by John H. Lewis, chair
Mr. Lewis said club members
had sold, and citizens had pur
chased, a total of 701 brooms
and 163 rubber doormats.
Profits from the sale accruing
to the local club will be used for
aiding local area blind persons
and others with deficient sight.
"We are deeply appreciative
of the fine cooperation given us
by the citizens of the community
in supporting this worthy cause,"
Mr. Lewis said.
Herald To Publish
Tho Kings Mountain Herald
will revert to a Thursday pub
lication date, effective with the
issue of next week.
The change means that the
Herald staff and shop is requir
ed to advance its deadlines by
one day and Herald readers
and patrons are being asked to
note the new deadlines a*
scrupulously as possible.
Advertising, 2p. m. Tues
News, 2 p. m. Wednesdays.
Social news, 10 a. m. Wed.
Pictures should be in the
Herald office by Saturday to
insure publication in the forth*
The advertising department
will begin its outside selling
Monday morning, rather than
Tuesday mornings, and all ad
vertisers are requested to note
the change and to have their
The Herald will be on local
newsstands between S and 6
o'clock Wednesdays, rather
than Thursdays, with local
renders getting full distribu
tion on Thursdays.
Next week's issue will in
clude advertising copy mark*
tng the opening of the Kings
Mountain Christmas ? (hop
ing season and majority of re
tailers are planning to have
their specially purchased ,
Christmas fNM Ml dtapljf ??
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