VOL.62 NO. 51
LIBRARY TO BE CLOSED
The Jacob S. Mauney Memo
ria Library will be closed Mon
day, Tuesday, and Wednesday
and will open again Thursday,
December 27. Announcement
wai made by Mrs. Charles Dil
* ling, librarian.
? SNOWS HOME
Capt: , and Mrs. Maynard
Snow and children, Ann and
Linda, arrived tn Kings Moun
tain Monday from Midwest
City, Okla. Capt. Snow, on ac
tive duty with the airforce, is
to report for duty at Baston,
Mass., shortly after January
NO COURT MONDAY
Regular weekly city record
er's court session will not be
held Monday, December 24, it
was announced this week.
Next session will be. held on
Monday, December 31.
KIWAN1S MEETING .
Joe Dixon, business manager
of Kings Mountain hospital,
will address the Kings Moun
tain Kiwanis club at its mM&.
ing Thursday night at 6:45 at
Masonic Dining Hall. The pro
gram was arranged toy the
committee on underprivileged
children*" '* - ,
v Sat .*?
ulty member and assistant
i mi ii w i iiflBt jMBMifnT'
Davidson county man schedule '
ed to receive physical exami
nation Friday to determine his
fitness tot duty in the armed
10t TAGS SOLD .
A total of 106 Kings M0&B&
tain auto owners had purchas
ed city license tags through
Wednesday- noon, according to,
report of Joe Hendrlck,. city
clerk. The tags went on sale
Monday. - ? ?
A candlelight worship ser
vice will be held at the Resur
rection Lutheran church an
Christmas Eve at 11:00 p. B.
The young people of the Ohur
ch plan a Christmas caroling
at the church after the service.
Dr. and Mr*. John C. McGlll
have moved to the residence in
Crescent Hill formerly occupi
ed ly Mr. and Mrs. Art Welner.
The McGills purchased the resi
dence several weeks ago. The
Wetaers have moved Into a
new house recently constructed
In Crescent Hill. Vvy ?
The Sunday school ol Resurrec
tion Lutheran church will preaert
Its Christmas program Sunday
night at 7:30 p. m.
Recitations will be made by the
younger children of the church
at the bejfctnnlng of the program
after which a pageant, "The Star
Lighted Path", directed by Mrs.
Mary Mitch am will toe pre
sent *4. The cast of char
acter* Include: narrator, Mrs.
Clarence Plonk, Jr.;, angels, Mrs.
Robert Whitesides, Mrs'. Bob Ltd
better, Mrs. Gene Mrs.
Betty Ramsey, Essie Marie Pos
ter, Mary Ann Poster, Mrs. Dorvu
Bennett; Naomi, Mrs. Wray
Plonk; Rachel, Miss Anita Mc
Oinnto; fi&ary, Mrs. E. R. Coter;
Joseph, Guither Ledbetter; Shep
hprds, Paul McGinnls, Jr., Gene
Gladden, Sam Mltcham, David
Plonk, Ronald Tlcnor; wise men,
Ifal Plonk, Doms Bennett, Rufus
Mltcham; Intermediate girl. Miss
Jean -PJonk. ?? '
Following the pageant gifts
will tw exchanged. -'0, i'-i
SANTA AT BURLINGTON CHRISTMAS PARTT --Santa Clous Is shown above as he visited the annu
al Pbraix Plant Burlington Mills. Inc., Christmas party for employees and their families held at Joy
Theatre Sunday afternoon. Some 900 persons attended the party and old St. Nick gave out goodies to
this' children. (Photo hy Carlisle Studio.) .
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Phenix Plant .
A full house was on hand at
Joy Theatre Sunday afternoon
for the annual phenix^. Plants
BurtiBKUnl milt, Inc., Christmas
party (for employees and their
The party was highlighted toy
a visit from Old Saint NiCk him
self. Door prizes were awarded
adults and Christmas baskets
were distributed to children 10
years of age and under.*
Door prizes consisted of fiye
large hams and four fruit cakes.
Baskets contained oranges, tan
gerines, apples, nuts, candy, puZ
les, color books, -toy autos, toy
cash register banks, horns,
spelling and counting boards,
"Fodini'" games and crayons.
Ice cream was served to the
more than 900 who attended. Joy
Theatre distributed popcorn and
two Christmas cartoons, a Christ
mas short and a community sing
were filmed. i ? <??.' ? J
The local mill employees a
round 325 persons. A supervis
ors party was held last Saturday
Bruce Thorburn served as. mas
ter of ceremonies at the Sunday
party- Rev. B, W. Lafler offered
prayer and Superintendent John
T. La them welcomed the group.
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To Hold Yolo Forty
Members at Otis D. Green Post
105, American Legion, and the
Legion Auxiliary wljl hold a
Christmas party at the Legion
building off .York Road begin
ning Saturday evening at seven
Announcement was made by
Jack Barber, post adjutant.
The program will include spe
cial entertainment and dancing.
Refreshments wMl be served.
All members of the. Legion and
Legion Auxiliary are being urg
ed to attend.
Of Smiley Myers
M. H. (Smiley) Myers is still
"scared to death" and officers
are still trying to locate two Ne
groes, and their accomplices, who
scared him. ... ,
The Kings Mountain cab ope
rator reported himself shot at
and robbed of $116 Saturday
night, after a hold-up in the" An
tioch Baptist church section. -
The chain of events began here
whm Myers was flagged by two
Negroes standing near Fisher's
Tourist Home about 8:30 p. m.
They told him,' Myers said, that
they had a fl? tlte "down the
road below Park Yarn Mill".
Myers said he was answering a
Park Yarn call at the time. When
he neared the Margrace rail cros
sing, one Negiro stuck a pistol in
his ribs, Myers said, cursed him,
told him to drive at 30 miles per
hour, and to turn off his cab
N^ar Archdale Farms, Myers
relates, another cab was ap
proaching, and he . blinked his
car lights. The Negro .with the
gun fired the pistol. The shot was
a near-miss. The bullet tore a
hole in Myers' locket and in a
pack of cigarettes. Myers slump
ed over the steering wheel, and
was hauled Into the back seat
where one of the pair turned him
over and extracted the money
from his wallet.
"He's mighty limp", Myers said
the searcher remarked, and the
other replied, "If he nioves, shoot
Myers rode on in the back seat,
not knowing where he was going.
Later the car stopped, the assal
? Continued On Page Bight
Possibility of fliAiwi resignation
of volunteer members of the city I
fire department remained Wed.
nesday, though there teas hop*
among firemen and elty com
missioners alike that the dlffi
culties would be resolved.
A meeting between the dty
board and representatives of the
fire department had been tenta
tively scheduled for Wednesday
night, but it was cancelled when
information waa received JJW4*
nesday morning that represen
tatlves of the Southeastern Board
of Insurance Underwriter* wish
Commissioner B. T. Wright, Sr.,
who iaat week offered ? resolu
tion at the commissioners' meet
ing to clarify the situation, said
other board member* had indi
cated they might reier.t In their
Attitude and support hi* sugges
tion. Mr. Wright's motion, which
failed of a second, to let the
fire chief operate the department
to the best of hi* ability.
Asked if the resignation date
would remain effective in event
the underwriter representatives
do not. come here prior to Janu
ary 1, > Chief King replied, 1
don't fcai w.* ;J*npP i> V ifKB
gSiftouKh the city boar<| met In
special session Monday evening
to heafltfc outline ef an -Mgl
neerinjj survey, the fl] re depart
ment prc*>lrm was not mention
ed. Board member* and a ?jem
;hH> of the <b? dej artment *aid it
Kings Mountain merchants
will remain open later for the
benefit of Christmas shoppe.j
beginning Thursday night
Majority of department and
variety stores will observe so
called Saturday hours which
means they -will be open until
7 p. m., through Christmas five.
Schedules of jewelers will coin
cide with those of the majority
of the department stores, wich
the exception that the jewelers
will be open until 9 p. m. Christ,
Furniture stores will not len
gthen their schedules until Sat
urday, remaining open until 7
p. m. both Saturday and Christ
mas Eve. 1
Almost all Kings Mountain re
tail firms will observe a two-day
Christmas holiday, closing De
cember 25 and. 26.
It appears at the moment that
majority of Kings Mountain
firms will forego a flew Year'*'
holiday, though two firms have
announced they will ' be closed
twe days for New Year's as well,
closing on January 1 and &
These are A * P Food Store and
Balrd Furniture. Dixie-Home
Store, which had previously an
nounced it would close for two
day's New Year's, reported there
had been a change in company
orders and the New Year's holi
day policy Is still tentative. '
To Begin Hoi
Majority of Kings -Mountain in
dustry will pull the switch this
weekend for Christmas holidays
of varying lengths. Most plants
will be closed for one week, re
suming operations on Monday,
A number of firms are paying
Christmas bonuses, of varying
Shortest holiday period among
textile plants will be taken by
Craftspun Yarns, Inc., and Phe
nix plant of Burlington Mill.
Both companies will suspend ope
rations at the) end of Saturday's
second shift and will resume ope
rations at the beginning of the
third shift Wednesday, December
26. Craftspun is paying a Christ
mas bonuB approximating a day's
pay, while Phenix announced last
week it was paying bonuses total
Frieda Manufacturing Compa
ny at Crowder's Mountain closes
Saturday and resumes operations
Thursday morning at 7 a. m.
Frieda i s paying a Christmas
bonus of two percent on gross
Closing for a week and resum
ing operations Monday, Decem
ber 31, will be Neisler Mills, Inc.,
Sadie Cotton Mills, Loom-Tex
Corporation, Slater Manufactur
ing Company, Lambeth Rope
Corporation, , Mauney Hosiery
Company, Inc., and Park Yarn
Mauney Mills and Kings Moun
tain Manufacturing Company,
which have been operating on al
ternate weeks, have been idle, this
week and also plan to resume
operations December 31,
Bonnie Cotton Mills, which has
also been operated on short sche
dules for the past several weeks,
hopes to be in a position to re
sume operations December 31.
Firms paying Christmas bon
uses on a percentage of earnings .
basis, approximating two percent
include Sadie Cotton Mills, Mau
ney Mills, Bonnie Cotton Mills,
Mauney Hosiery Company and
Kings Mountain Manufacturing
Park Yarn Mills is giving em
ployee* a $23 defense bond each,
and 1* ?om-Tex Corporation id giv
ing $10 to each employee.
Outside the textile field, Elmer
Lumber Company will close Sat
urday and resume operations
Wednesday. Foote Mineral Com
pany was not sure whether it
would halt operations as much as
Superior Stone Company will
halt plant operations Saturday
and resume them on Thursday,
though it expects to do some ship
ping both Saturday and Monday.
The Company pays a Christmas
bonus to all employees, with
le^gth-of-service among the tec
tors determining amount
White Is Secretary
O! Bar Association
Jade White, Kings Mountain
lawyer, was elected secretary of
the Cleveland County Bar associ
ation at the annual banquet meet
ing of the organization in Shelby
Other offlcen named were:
Henry Edwards, of Shelby, presi
dent, succeeding Ralph Gardner;
A. A. Powell, vice-president; and
Joe Mull, treasurer.
The association passed a reso
lution asking the county to re
live congestion In the County
courthouse courtroom, and de
feated a resolution calling for a
tax on criminal cases to provide
funds io r establishment of a law
All Kings Mountain members
of the association attended the
meeting. They included Mr.
White. J. R. Davis, E. A. Harrtll
?nd W. Faison Ha roes. %
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; J ' . JL'mm M ftf&fO wn MtllCr,
IM from the cltys' paiklng !
meters for the week ?*&*
Lt. Ruddock Crash
Injuries Are Minor
TO BELMONT ? Hugh Ballard,
former superintendent -of Park
Tarn Mil!* here, has accepted a
position with National Tarn
Mills of Belmont He began his
new duties on December 10. The
Bollards expect to move to Bel
mont early lq January.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary
Wells Barber, 88, who died at her
home on Grover road Tuesday
morning at 10:30 o'clock after a
serious illness of two fnonths,
will be held at Bethlehem Baptist
church Thursday morning at 11
Rev. T. L. Cashwell, Jr., and
Rev. Robert Hardin will officiate
and burial will be in the church,
cemetery. The body Will lie in
state for one-half hour prior to
the church service.
Mrs. Barber was the widow of
the late Beatty Barber, who died
i?l 1939. She had been an invalid
for the past five yean.
She was a native of Clew land
County and was a men.ber of
the First Baptist church.
Suvlvors include four sons, D.
A. Barber, of Westminister, S. C,
Carroll Barber, of Charlotte, and
Cllne and Broadus Bai ber, of
Kings Mountain; four daughters,
Mrs. L. M. Logan, Miss Abba Bar
blr and Mrs. Ethel Yarborough,
of Kings " Mountain, and Mrs.
Annie Hartley, of Lenoir; a
granddaughter she reared, Mrs.
Hunter Spearman, of Kings
Mountain; four sisters, Mrs. S. S.
Weir, Mrs. W. G. Hughes and
Mrs. Ben Logan, of Kings Moun
tain, and Mrs. A. C. McCarter, of
Clover, S. C.; 27 grandchildren;
and 24 great-grandchildren.
Due Here Today
First Lieutenant William O.
Ruddock, of Kings Mountain,
was among the injured in ' the
crash of an Air Force B-29
'bomber at Shreveport, La., late
Lt. Ruddock, en route home
from a nine-month tour of flying
duty in Korea, called his wife,
Mrs. Jackie Falls Ruddock, Tues
day morning from the hospital
at Barksdale Air Force base and
told her he was least injured of
the 11 survivors. He said he had
sustained a cut ?ver the eye, a
cut on the head, and severe
bruises. He did not know, he add
ed, the extent of the head wound.
Lt. Ruddock was a passenger
on the plane, though his family
was und^r the impression it was
the same plane in which the Air
Force navigator had been flying
missions over Korea.
Mrs. iRuddock and Paul Maun
ey, the lieutenant's uncle, flew to
Shreveport Tuesday afternoon
and telephoned Mrs. Mauney
Wednesday that Lt. Ruddock
was not badly injured and was
being released from the hospital.
Mr. Mauney said that Lt. Rud
dock would return with himself
and Mrs. Ruddock by plane
Lt." Ruddock told his wife he
had no Idea how the crash oc
curred or Its cause.
Associated Press reports indi
i cated the or ash -might have re
sulted from the planers hitting a
communications line. The AP
reported: "The big <?raft dug a
15-foot-deep hole where It fell,
bounced once, then skidded 200
yards knocking a house oCf its
foundation and shearing power
and communication lines."
Lt. Ruddock told his wife he
was 50 feet away from the wreck
when it exploded and burst into
A veteran of World War II,
Including overseas duty in Italy,
Lt Ruddock was called to active
duty by the Air Force in Septem
ber 1950. He went to the Korean
Theatre in March 1951 and had
flown a large number of combat
missions over Korea.
A. B. Chandler, general man
ager of Foote (Mineral Compa
ny, who has been a patient at
Kings Mountain hospital was
reported improved Wednesday.
He has been suffering with se
vere attack of flu.
Response To Jaycee Appeal Good;
More Food Is Needed To Ull List
The next three days will deter
mine If the Jaycees collect
enough food to supply King*
Mountain's needy families this
The "Buy a Can, Leave a Can!"
drive to collect food for the needy
was reported very successful to
date but the club has received
names of some additional dozen
families from the city's welfare
agencies. Citizens are' urged to be
most liberal in contributing to
the "Merry Christmas Baskets",
located in most of the city's
grocery firms, during the final
three days of the collection so
that the organization may be
able to take care of the larger
number of destitute families, Wfe.
The collection effort Is to close
around 6 ,p. m. Saturday, with
HmIM ptfmnSmm H p:uk i.-.*.
kets and deliver them on. Sunday
Ih time for preparation of Christ
mas meals Pinil plan* of the col
lection were mapped at the regu
lar acmHtoonthly meeting of die
club, bald at the Mamie dining
hall. on ItoMday night,-' '.'; ?
Mfnbers of the Junior
ply each of the families with
several week* supply of- staple
Citizens are being a iked to
purchase staple grocery items
while doing their own food shop
ping and to leave their gifts in
baskets located in the store*.
The organization is sponsoring
the city-wide collection in order
to give all citizens an opportunity
to help the needy during this
Christmas season. Names of des
titute families and individuals is
being supplied by the Kings
Mountain Red Cross and other
welfare agencies and citizens on
their lists constitute the most
needy In the, city. 1
Members of "the Junior Cham
ber agreed at Tuesday's meeting
to supply additional food stuffs
not collected In the "Merry
Chrltsmas Baskets". The group
is to purchase some $100 worth of
Members were alao requested
to bring any toys not now In use
to their homes to the "basketing"
on 9uad?y at the hall.
attomSd who^ul4 at* t? con
On Recent Snrvey
Of City Facilities
William C. Olsen and Associ
ates, Raleigh consulting engin
eers, have recommended city
sewerage system improvements
totaling $600,000 and water dis
tribution improvements totaling
The engineers estimate that the
recommended impro v e m e n t s
would adequately serve the com
munity until the population
reaches the figure of 16,200,
which the engineering firm pre- -
diets will have occurred by 1971,
twenty years hence.
C. W. Mengel, civil and sanita
ry engineer, met with the city
board of commissioners Monday
night, outlined the survey report,
and answered questions put by
board members and Byron Keet
er, recently appointed chairman
of the city planning board.
Breakdown on the sewerage
8 y s t e m recommendations in
clude: . , ?
1) For collecting lateral lines,
to cover areas not now serviced
by the sewerage system, $180,000.
2) McGlll treatment plant,
3) McGlll outfall extension,
4) Ware treatment plant, *188,
5) Ware outfall extension, $15,
$13>000IaUney pUmplng 8tatlM?.
7) Pumping station discharge
line, $27,000. *
Breakdown on the water sys
tem Improvements Include:
1) Construction on dam (to
raise it by 23 feet and to provide
additional reservoir water of 450 -
000,000 gallons) $116,000.
2) Filter plant addition, $162,
000. Cto double maximum daily
capacity of 1,000.000 galons).
The Olsen Company recom
mends construction of sewage
treatment plants to replace the
current defective and over-load
ed McGill and Ware tanks. Type
recommended would utilize the
separate sludge digestion, trip
ling filter treatment process,
which, Mr. Mengel said, proves
much mdre economical to operate
and is the most satisfactory type
of plant for treating sewage with
a high component of Industrial
type sewage. He said this type
costs from ten to twenty percent
more in original outlay, but that
the additional amount Is quickly
repaid In 'ower operating cost
and degree of treatment.
The engineers rec ommend
pumping the sewage now flowing
into the Mauney tank Into the
proposed Ware tank. Also recom
mended is relocation downstream
of both the McGill (4,000 feet)
and Ware (2,000 feet) tank*.
TO questions put by Mr. Keeter,
Mayor Garland Still and board
members concerning sufficiency
of the city water supply to serve
a proposed chemical plant of
Foote Mineral Company, Mr.
Mengel said he doubted the pre
sent water supply would be suf
ficient to furnish water In the
Indicated desired amount*, even
with the proposed Improvements.
City Administrator M. K. Fuller,
pointing out that Foote had not
indicated, a need for filtered wa
ter, asked the advisability of
pumping raw water for that pur
pose from Buffalo Creek. ' Mr.
Mengel replied that he would
be glad to Investigate and to
make a report on that possibility.
Mr. . Mengel emphasized the
necessity for operation of a few
age disposal system by trained
personnel. He said disposal plant
Continued Oh Page Eight
To Be Issued Monday
The next issue of th* >i?a?
Mountain Herald will appear
Monday, rattier than the cus
tomary date of Thursday, D#
The. policy of
Christmas - week issue of the
Herald has been customary for .
?evofal years and has proved
popular with .readers and pa
trons. in addition, it
the Herald staff
cat department to we a
?d holiday; ;v
the pife&rlstatna* edition is
enitiamlly Mjff>>y bwtjgiy:
w ronvoy. .OMatew
edition will be
at 2 p. m. Hewn dead
he Sunday at 2 p. ?.