City Limits 7.206
Trading Area 15.000
(1945 Batlon Board PlgurM)
VOL.63 NO. 8
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Sixty-Second Year * Kings Mountain. N. C.. Thursday. February 21, 1952
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
James S. Ware, route 3, was
elected to the board of direct
ors of Cleveland County Coop
erative Breeding Association at
the meeting In the agriculture
building In Shelby this week.
TO ATTEND LECTURES
Rev, P. D. Patrick leaves
Monday for Richmond, Va., to
?attend the spring lectures at
the Union Theological Semi
Regular meeting of the Kings
Mountain Lions club will, be
held Tuesday night at seven
o'clock at Masonic Dining
Hall. Cacl Mauney is arrang
ing a special type of bingo
jgame for the program.
A total of $138.62 was collec
ted from the city's parking me
ters lor the week ending Wed
nesday according to a report
of Joe Hendrick, city clerk.
CITY TAG SALES
A total of 1,087 city auto
xags for 1952 had been sold
Wednesday afternoon, accord
ing to report of Joe Hendrick,
Directors of the Kings Moun
tain Merchants association
will meet in the association of
fice Monday evening at seven
o'clock, according to announce
ment yesterday by Mrs. John
Bites Held Fox
Funeral serviecs for Rev. H. V.
Tanner, Th. D, Ph. D. of Spartan
burg, S. C., and former pastor of
Second Baptist church, were con
ducted Friday afternoon at Oak
Grove Baptist church, Spartan
burg county of which he was a
member and former pastor.
Rev. Boyce Coalts officiated
and burial was in Popular
Springs church cemetery, Spar
tanburg, S. C.
He died at Spartanburg Gener
al hospital last Wednesday fol
lowing several years of declining
health and a serious illness of a
Dr. Tanner was also former
pastor of Bethlehem and Antioch
Baptist churches and Southside
Baptist church of Spartanburg.
He was a native of Ohio and
was an army chaplain and YMCA
during World War I. He is sur
vived by one son, Vernon H. Tan
ner of New York City.
To City Library
Mrs. W. K. Mauney, Sr., pre
-sented two books to the Jacob S.,
Mauney Memorial Library last
Monday as memorials to the late
Mrs. Billie Black Mauney and
Mrs. Grace Redfern Mauney.
The books have been placed in
thie newiy instituted Memorial
section of the library.
If anyone wishes to donate
books for the Memorial section,
contact Mrs. Charles Dillirrg, li
The books presented were:
"MR. JONES. MEET THE MAS
TER," by Marshall,, in memory
of Mrs. Billie Black Mauney, and
"A MAN CALLED PETBR.'V by
Marshall, in memory of Mrs.
Grace Redfern Mauney.
To Be Observed
Special services will feature
Sunday's observance of Lay
man's Day at Grace Methodist
church, according to announce
ment thU week. >
At the morning services at 11
o'clock, John Sharpe Hartsell, of
Concord, will deliver the lay
man's day address on the sub-.
Ject, "The Mission of My Chur
In the afternoon, at 2:30, W.
. J. All ran, o t Cherryville, will
give a general discussion on the
Sunday school lessons for March,
with church school teachers and
assistant teachers particularly
requested to b? present. -
On Sunday evening, at 6:30,
the film '^Christ the King" will
be presented. The film depicts
events in the life, death and res
unwtion of Oirlsfc
Officers For Year
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PRESIDENT ? Dan Huffatetler.
Kings Mountain furniture deal
er, was elected president of the
Kings Mountain Merchants as
sociation at the annual meeting
Monday night He succeeds T. W.
Dr. J. P. Mauney, Kings Moun
tain veterinarian will conduct a
series of rabies vaccination clin
ics in Number 4 Township, be
ginning Thursday afternoon.
The series of clinics is under
sponsorship of the Cleveland
County Health department in its
newest effort to combat rabies
disease in dogs in Cleveland
Schedule for the clinics are:
Thursday afternoon, 2:3C to
4.30, City Hall in Kings 'Moun
Friday afternoon, 1 to 1:30, at
Sam Goforth's place, G rover -
Shelby Road 1:30 to 2:30, Broad,
us Ellis Store, Grover; 3 to 3:30,
White's Service Station, Grover
Road; 3:30 to 4. Moss Service
Station, Grover Road; and 4:30
to 5, at Compact school.
Carver Blanton, county dog
warden, pointed out that annual
vaccination of dogs against ra
bies is required by law.
"I hope all dog owners will
take advantage of the opportuni
ty to have their dogs vaccinated
at this series of clinics," Mr.
Blanton said, "If all dog owners
had their dogs vaccinated there
would be no necessity for the
frequent quarantines that have
occurred frequently in the past."
QUARTET AT GROVER
. The "Hi, Neighbor:" quartet,
of Anderson, S. C., will sing at
the Grover school Saturday
night, February 23. at 8 o'
clock. The Grover Lions Club
is sponsoring the program
under the leadership of Harold
A capacity crowd attended the
annual employee-employer ban
quet of the Kings Mountain Mer
chant association, held Monday
night at Masonic Dining Hall,
and a new group of officers were
named with Dan Huffstetler as
W. T. Grayson, retiring presi
dent,- read the nominating com
mittee's report. No further nomi
nations were made and the new
officers were voted in. Other offi
cers named, in addition to Presi
dent Huffstetler, were: vice-presi
dent, Sam Collins and six direc
tors, J, C. Bridges, O. W. Myers,
John Lewis, Haywood Lynch, Hil
ton Ruth and Hal Ward.
Retiring officers were G. A.
Bridges, vice-president, and direc
tors Charlie Warlick, Dan Huff
stetler, Amos Dean, Don Blanton,
Drace Peeler and Wilson Craw
W. Faison Barnes, former sec
retary, served as master of core
monies and gave a brief report
on the past year's operations. He
stated that the association now
had 42 members Including two
new ones, Wee Folk Shop and
Bessemer City Ice and Coal Co.
and three who had rejoined, B &
B Food Store, City Auto & Home
Supply and B & B Soda Shop.
Mrs. John Lewis, new secretary,
was introduced to the group by
G. A. Bridges conducted the an
nual prize drawing in which mer
chants offered gifts to lucky
ladles present He then introduc
ed Bob Parks of Spindale and two
boys, Gene Abercrombie and Jess
Jones, students at Lenoir-Rhyne
college, who gave a program of
hill-billy music. Mr. Abercrombie,
comedian of the group entertain
ed the group with his witty say
ings and jokes.
Miss Barbara Gault furnished
dinner music for the occasion and
Rev. P. D. Patrick gave the invo
cation. The fried chicken dinner
with all the trimmings was pre
pared by Mrs. I. B. Goforth.
Elects Four Deacons
Four new deacons, to serve
for three-year terms, were selec
ted by ballot Sunday at the
They are: Paul Mauney, E. A.
Harrlll, J. W. Webster, and H. R.
The balloting continued throu
gh two Sundays.
Davidson School Building Project
Deferred Pending Visit Of Official
Kings Mountain school district ]
board of trustees continued dis
cussion of what type of building i
to construct at Davidson Negro j
school at the regular February j
noting held at the office of the
superintendent on Monday night.
The group Voted to request the
?tate director of Negro education
to 'omc here and make a recom
The board has been studying
the Negro school building pro
gram for some time and has re
ceived a recommendation from a
state school building committee
urging construction of a five
room elementary building. The
board has also been contacting
citizens in the Davidson area con
cerning purchase of additional
The board agreed to invite G.
H. Ferguson, director of Negro
education ki the state, , to assist in
planning the new consltruction.
B. N. Barnes, city school super
intendent, read a letter to the
board from S. E. Duncan, state
supervisor of Negro high schools
calling attention to improvements
needed at Davidson school. He
had visited the school in January.
Mr. Barnes also told the board
that additional state funds for .
Janitorial help had been received
and the group agreed to accept
the janitorial committees report
on hiring of additional personnel
for the department. ;
Mr. Barnes told the bo?rd that
arrangements had been made to
have the table tops in Central
Superintendent Barnes lnform
TO RECEIVE DEGREE ? Nor
man F. McGlU, Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. N. P. McGill, Sr., was among
the list ol students completing
his academic work at ErSklne
College, Due West, S. C, at the
close of the fall semester. Be
will receive an A. B. decree So
cial Science at graduation exer
cises In the spring.
ed the board that additional class
room dictionaries were needed to
keep the schools standard and
the group voted funds for pur
chase of some 130 new books.
The group voted tb pay Mr.
Barnes' expense to attend the
American Association of School
Superintendents annual meeting
SEEKS RE-ELECTION ? Con
gressman Woodrow W. Jones, of
Rutherfordton* announced this
week that he would seek re-elec
tion as Uth district Congress
Jones To File
Woodrow W. Jones, 11th dis
trict Congressman, announced
Tuesday in a letter to newspa
pers of the district that he would
file notice of candidacy for re
election on Wednesday with the
state board of elections in Ral
In a statement accompanying
the announcement, Mr. Jones
said: "I have tried to the very
best of my ability to properly re
present the people of the 11th
Congressional district ai)d if re
elected, I shall continue to give
the very best that I have to these
duties. Throughout my first term
in Congress, I have been a strong
advocate of economy in govern
ment. If re-elected, I pledge to
the people of my district that I
shall continue my effort in be
half of the elimination of non
essential government spending.
"It is a genuine pleasure and
honor to represent our fine peo
ple in the United States Con
Congressman Jones, a Demo
crat, succeeded the late A- L.
BulwinKle, of Gastonia.
Church To Observe
St. Matthew's Lutheran church j
will begin the observance of the;
Holy. Season of Lent on Ash
Wednesday, February 27, accord
ing to announcement this week ;
by the pastor, :Rev. W. P. Ger
In addition to regular Sunday
services during the Lenten sea- 1
son, devotional services will be
held each Wednesday evening
at 7:30, with Holy Communion to
be administered on Ash Wed
nesday and Holy Thursday.
Dr. Gerberding said his ser
mons will center around the
Passion r>f the Lord. Sunday ev- 1
enings will be on Old Testament I
Types. Wednesdays on the Pas- i
"This is a traditional time for;
all Christians to deepen their
spiritual life and for un church
ed to inquire into their soul-life.:
"All are welcome," Dr. Gerber- 1
? Fred Grigg. recreation director,
and Rudy Carson, both of Gas
toni a, are scheduled to attend an
open meeting at City Hail Thurs
day night at, 8 o'clock to discuss
the formation of a Little Baseball
League in Kings Mountain.
The meeting has been set by
Several interested sportsmen of
the city and everyone who is in
terested in hearing of the nation
al boys program is l>eing urged to
Sponsors,, coaches, league offi
cials and umpires are needed to
operate the program and actual
organization of the league or lea
gues will depend on the amount
of interest shown by these
groups, it is understood.
Little League baseball is set
up on a national basis and is ope
rated under national rules and
regulations. Teams are uniformed
and no admission charge is allow
ed for the games.
Much Interest has already been
shown and the organizers are ex
pecting a large crowd to attend
the meeting Thursday ni^ht.
A large number of deacons
of Boyce Memorial ARP ctiurch
will attend the dinner meeting
of deacons of First Presbytery,
to be held Thursday night at 7
o'clock at First ARP church, '
Ga?tonia. Reginal Price, of
Charlotte, will nnfake the prin
B. & L Holds
Shareholders of Kings Moun
tain Building & Loan association
re-elected all directors at the an
nual meeting <held in the asso
ciation offices last Thursday
Following the shareholders'
meeting, directors re-elected all
officers and office personnel.
Officers re-elected were W. K.
Mauney, president, J. C. Keller,
vice-president, J. C. Lackey, sec
retary - treasurer, J. P. Lackey,
assistant secretary - treasurer.
*The directors renamed as attor
neys J. R. Davis and Jack White,
and re-appointed as office as
sistants Xfrs. Louise Martin and
Miss Bernice Harrison.
Directors re-elected by share
holders are W. K. Mauney, J. C.
Keller, J. C. Lackey, J. R. Dayis,
R. L. Mauney, W. M. Gantt, Dr.
L. JP. Baker, C. W. Hullender, B.
H. Bridges and Clyde Jolly.
Reports presented at the meet
ing by J. C. Lackey, secretary
treasurer, showed that the asso
ciation enjoyed a prosperous
year during 1951.
Assets at the end of 1951 total
ed $736,895.61 and the associa
tion's mortgage loans totaled
During 1951, the association
made a total of 1G5 loans, paid
dividends to shareholders total
ing $17,016.65 at the rate of three
percent, and added approxi.
mately $9,000 to its reserve for
contingencies, the reserve now
totaling $60,000. In addition, the
association showed undivided
profits of $11,629.01, over and a
bove the amount required to ma
ture Installment shares now in
Savings accounts held by
shareholders included $368,300
in fUll-paid shares, $188, 355.64
in optional savings shares, and
$56,343.25 im installment shares.
Shareholders in the association
at December 31, 1951, numbered
I,069, including 854 white citi
zens and 215 colored citizens.
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Former Herald j
Funeral rites lor John L. Fer
guson, Kings Mountain native
and former Herald printer, were
held Wednesday morning from
McEwen Funeral Home in Char:
Mr. Ferguson, also a former
Kings Mountain policeman, died
at his home in Charlotte during
his sleep early Monday morn
ing. Death was attributed to a
heart attack. He was 76 years of
Son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Tom Ferguson, he had been a
linotype operator tor many
years, and bad been retired by
the Charlotte Observer in 1946.
He had joined the Observer in
1924, after working lor about 15 j
years for the Gastoma Gazette-. |
Mr. Ferguson was associated
with the Kings Mountain Herald
under the editorship of Claude
Eury about 1900. His wife was
the late Carrie Cansler Ferguson.
Surviving arc lour sons, John
L. Ferguson, Jr., Charlotte, Char
les M. Ferguson. GaStonia, Rich
ard T. Ferguson, Oakland, CAl i f
and Rhea W. Ferguson, Mem
At Court Session
Much excitement was causcd
by a four-person affray in front
of Ci'y Hall Monday afternoon
while the regular weekly term of..
City Recorder's court was in ses
sion. An overflow crowd was on
hand ior the stormy session.
The commotion added four
cases to the docket as police im
mediately arrested the persons
involved and Judge E. A. Harrill,
who presided, completed the
term, hearing a total of 12 cases.
The four persons arrestee! as a
result of the affray were Mrs.
Marie Haney, of York, S. C.'Mrs.
Dorothy Nimms, of Grover, Lloyd
Peterson, of York, S. C., and Mrs.
Leola Peterson, of Lowell.
Each received ten-day suspend
ed sentences on charges of affray
and each was ordered to be of
good behavior, to break no laws
of the city or state and to refrain
from interfering in the affairs of
"Hereafter, don't select the
front of city hall to do your fight
ing," Judge Harrill told the four
as he passed the sentences.
The affray took place after
Judge Harrill had sentenced Mrs.
Bessie ^oterson, mother of Mrs.
Haney, Mrs. Nlmms and Mr. Pet
erson, after conviction on a
charge of carrying a concealed
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Red Cross Quota $6,500;
Organization Is Announced
DEBATER ? Miss Myrtle Hoyle.
senior at Appalachian State
Teachers college, has been elec
ted to membership in the college
chapter of Pi Kappa Delta, na
tional honorary forensic fratern
Miss Myrtle ' Hoyle, Kings
Mountain senior at Appalachian
State Teachers college/ has been
elected to membership in Pi
Kappa Delta, national honorary
forensic fraternity, according to
announcement by Thomas E.
Styers, secretary of the ASTC
chapter. . ? .
To be eligible for membership,
a person must be a regular stu^
dent, in good standing, and rep
resent the college in intercolle
giate performances. Miss Hoyle
ranked third in the women's di
vision of debating in the Appa
lachian Mountain Forensic tour
nament held last November.
Miss Hoyle has also been elec
ted as one of th? representatives
in the South Atlantic Forensic,
scheduled for LenoJr-Rhyne col
lege February 29-March 1.'
Mrs. Carl Mayes
On Radio Program
"Then Conquer We Must," thej
historical drama commemorate
ing the Battle of Kings Moun
tain, received nation . wide pub !
licity this week when Mrs. Carl
Mayes appeared on a net work I
radio program originating inj
Mrs. Mayer, was a guest on!
Don McNeal's Breakfast Club
program and was on the air at
,9:45 Tuesday morning.
Prior to the program, cards
were passed asking what could
be more fun than being on the
Breakfast Olnb. She had answer
ed dancing in > he country dances
and minuet in he drama.
She \v."" ;?sked by Mr. McNeal
if the play had any. shooting in
it. Mrs. Mayes answered, "-yes,
I. "Then Sam would like that,"
stated' Mr. McNeal.
"Well, he'll just have to come
I see it next season," said Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Mayes and Mr
and Mrs. Trent Ragtand, Jr., of
|Chariu!te, were in .Chicago at -
tending the Sand and Gravel
Mr. Mayes and ' Mr. KagJand
are officials of Superior Stone
Building permits, approved
by City Building Inspector Kel
ly Dixon, was issivd last week
at City Hall io Hal Plonk for
construction of a six room a
partment house on Cleveland
avenue at an estimated cttst of
$2,100; to Ray Cline to remod
el residence on Falls street at
an estimated cost of $300.
To Begin Here
On Maich 3rd
I Fred W. Plonk, chairman of
the $6,500 Number 4 " Township
Red Cross. fund campaign, an
nounced yesterday completion of
plans for the annual fund-rais
ing drive.- '
He announced chairmen of the
several solicitation committees
and said the general soliciting
would begin March 3.
Committee chairmen are:
Advance gifts, Joe A. Neisler.
Industrial employees, Sam
Residential, Mrs. L. E. Abbott,
chairman, Mrs. Aubrey Mauney,
- Rural, John Rudisill.
Public employees, Mrs. S. R.
Negro division, L. L. Adams,
rover, Rev. Park Moore.
Public information, Mrs. Ar
The committee chairmen met
Tuesday night at the Red Cross
office to lay final plans for the
Chairman Plonk said the mem
bers of the several divisions are,
I highly enthusiastic and he ex- j
pressed optimism that the goal]
of the campaign would be reach- 1
ed. ' '' ?' v
J'The goal of $6,500 is no small
sum," Mr, Plonk said, "but it can
be obtained. Of the total, 6-1 per
cent wll' be retained for use by
the local "h >pter in its work in
Number 4 Township, with 36 per
cent going to National Red Cross
i headquarters for general Red
Initial plans for the campaign
were made hero recently when
Miss Hope Buck, general field
representative from the Atlanta
i office, met with chapter officials
to prepare a 1952 budget and to!
! woi k out a quota for the newj
"Initial indications arc that
the fund drive committee will be
able to conduct \ concentrated
campaign," Mr. Plonk continued.
"Abie committee chairmen have
been obtained in all divisions,
including rural communities and
Grover, and 1 believe we shall
be able to complete the cam
paign in less time than the full
month of March, which is -an - J
nually designated Red Cross,
month throughout the United'
"Ful cooperation has been the]
attitude by all thus far contact- j
cd to aid in the campaign," Mr
' Plonk said.
J It was announced that all dc
; partment stores of the communi
ty have agreed to devote show
? window spare to the /orthcom
i ing campaign.
Mission To End
The. week's preaching mission
.by. Rev. Peter J. 'I>e\is at Re^ur- .
reetion Lutheran eh.ur< h will con
elude with final sermons on,
Thur.<day and Friday.
Twice daily services l.ttve been:
held at ihe'e-hureh. beginning hist 1
Sunday morning, at 11 a; m. and
Mr. Dexnis' Thuj. day sermon
subject rs "Let c Jr>i | Worry". I lis
Friday subject is "A Heap o' Liv
|in"\ ' ; j
In conjunction With the sermon
series have been discussion panels .
I led by the pastor, Rev. Vance
! Daniel. The discussion subject for j
Thursday is "To Share the?Mana- 1
gement" and for Friday, "To Live .
j by the Law that Has Been Re- j
moved". . i
Housei, Houston Head Heart Fund
In Kings Mountain; Goal Is $625
Kings Mountain is Joining
with the American "Heart asso
ciation in an effort raise
funds to help cut the death rate
irom heart disease.
George Houser is chairman
and Humes Houston Is co-chair
man of a local fund drive to ob
tain $625 as a part of the $2,500
Cleveland County quota.
Latest figures on 'Vauses of
death" show that heart diseases
claimed 745,000 victims.
' Funds obtained are used to
promote research to determine
| methods of improved treatment
and Earlier discovery of heart ail j
ments, to foster public and pro
fessional education concerning
heart diseases, and to develope
community heart programs.
"Heart diseases constitute our
most serious national and local
health problem," Mr. Houser
pofhted out. "As Is well-known,
heart ailments strike down many
citizens each year while they are
in the prime of life and When
their experience and skills are
most kalua'ble. We all have a re
sponsibility In giving to fight
this menace to our national and
individual health and securky."
HERE SUNDAY ? Rev. E. L. Hen
derson. president of the North
Carolina Conference of the Wes
leyan Methodist church, will
preach the special sermon Sun
day morning, dedicating the ed
ucational building of First Wes
.leyan Methodist church.
To Be Dedicated
The educational building of
First YVeslcyan Methodist church
will be dedicated at morning ser
vices at the church Sunday, with
Rev. E. L. Henderson, of High
Point, president of the North Car
olina Conference, of the VVesleyan
Methodist church, preaching a
special dedicatory sermon.
The church educational build- ' .
ing was built about four years
ago at a cost of $11,000.
It was completely cleared of
debt on February 12.
Announcement of the special
service was made by the pastor,
Rev. J. VV. Phillips, who said Mr.
Henderson would also deliver the
sermon at regular evening ser
Boy Scout Fund
Solicitors cond ting the $1
730 Boy Scout fu>.vl:dfive hope to
complete their work during the
current -weekend, Bruce TMor
burn, co-chairman of the cam
paign, said Wednesday. ?
Mr. Thorburn is directing the
business district solicitation, Co
Chalrman Charlie Connor the in
dustrial division,- and Dr. J. C.
MeGill the professional division.
J. C. McKinney is treasurer of
Members of ths business ? dis
trict committee include D. D.
Saunders, J. C. Bridges Glee E.
Bridges, E, E. Marlowe, B. S.
Peeler, Jr.. VYVS. Fulton. Jr., Da
vid Nei.ll. J. n. Darracott, Marri- . :
ott Phifer, Dan Huffstetler and
'Paul Smyre. ' t
Persons who wish to forward
checks by mail should aodress
them to Mr. McKinney, in care
of the' first National Bahk, to
Mr. Connor or Sir. ThofbUrn.
McSwain Will Teach
Baptist Study Course
Rev. W. L. McSwain will con
duct a study course on "Jesus,
the Teacher," at Kifst Baptist
chtirch beginning Monday njght. -
The course will be conducted
each evening at 7 o'clock throu
gh Friday, February ^9, and is
lor all pupils 15 years of age and
over, teachers and assistant ??
Representatives from all chur
ches of the Kings Mountain Bap.
tist association are expected to
Boards To Discuss
A Joint meeting of the city
board of commissioners and
city planning board has been
scheduled for Tuesday night at
7:30 at City Hall to discuss
possible action on a city bond
Issue for water and sewer sys
tem improvements, according
to announcement by Joe Hen
driclr. city clerk.
? Mr. Hendrlck said the public
is being urged to attend the
Basis of the discussion will
be the surrey by Olsen Engi
neering Company, of Raleigh,
which estimated that improve
ments to the two systems
would cost in excess of $800,