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Yes" -- Give Liberally ? To The Red Cross Roll Call Beginning Monday
City Limit# .7.206
Trading Area 15.000
(1945 Bation Board Figure* )
VOL. 63 NO. 9
Sixty- Second Year
Kings Mountain. N. C.. Thursday. February 28. 1952
PRICE FIVE CENTS
$6,500 Red Cross
Campaign To Start
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PENLEYS CHAPEL SERVICES
Services will be held at Pen
leys Chapel Sunday night at
7 o'clock. Rev. R. L. Forbis, pas
tor. . , i
A total of $134.88 wds collec
ted from parking meters for
the week which ended Wed
nesday according to a report
of Joe Hendrlck, city clerk.
Bill Allen, son of Mr. and
Hunter Allen, left Monday for
Fort Jackson where he will
leave for Fort Knox, Ky., to
join the Army Security Agency.
OUT OF HOSPITAL
Miss Ollie Hartsell return
ed Thursday from Memorial
hospital In Charlotte where
she underwent a minor opera
tion. She is recuperating at her
home on Piedmont avenue.
Claude Webb, manager of
the Imperial Theatre, Wednes
day morning was reported im
proving steadily by Shelby
Hospital officials. Mr. Webb
entered the hospital on Wed
nesday, February 20, after suf
fering a heart attack.
ON DEAN'S LIST
Iris Patterson, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. I. . G. Patterson,
and Norman McGill, son of Mr.
and Mrs. N. F. McGill, were
listed on the dean's list at
Erskine College for the first
semester, according to an an
nouncement received by E. A.
ON WAY HOME
Sgt. Martin (Andy) Etters,
son of Mr. and Mrs. John W.
Etters of route 9, is on his way
home from Korea where he
has beeri serving since April
1st, 1951. Sgt. Etters Is expect
ed to arrive in the States Mar
ch 25, according to information
received by his father.
Annual meeting of stock
holders of the Lake Montonia
Club, Inc., will bo held Tues
day night at 7:30 at City Kail
courtroom, Busir.es* will in
clude election of officers for
the coming year and discus
sion of activities of the preced
Martin Harmon, editor of the
Kings Mountain Hcald, has
been appointed a member of
the North Carolina Literary
and Historical association's
committee to publicize North
Carolina history by Clarence
Griffin, chairman of the com
mittee and editor of the Forest
Ctty Courier. Other members
include Holt McPherson, Shel
by Daily Star, and Stewart At
kins, Gastonia Gazette.
For Tumlfo Infant
Funeral rites foj- Tommy Stev
enson Tttmlin, two-month-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Tumlin,
route 1, Kings Mountain, were
held Tuesday afternoon at four
o'clock at Wallace Grove ohuroh
between Shelby . and Fallston,
interment following in the chur
The child died at 1 o'clock
Tuesday morning. Death was at
tributed to pneumonia.
Surviving in addition to the
parents are four brothers. Rev.
Jake Thorrtburg conducted the
Penalties On Taxes
. . .
Penalties on unpaid 1951 city
cad county tam odranot to
two petoent March 1.
City CUik Jo* Hendrick re
?IMM delinquent topaywn
that the penalty advances and
?Mill 1 on- pon ont f,n Sat
urday, and be urged payment
After March, further pud
ttee fin hit on ? m
\ :fi ? ft:';
Plonk Reports v
Final plans for the Number 4
Township Red Cross fund cam
paign were (being completed yes
The campaign, which has as
its goal a minimum of $6,500,
will begin Monday morning.
Committee heads were com
pleting divisional solicitation or
ganizations and chairmen Of sev
eral committees were hoping to
conduct a successful campaign
In record time.
Of the total budgeted quota,
64 percent will remain in the lo
cal treasury for use by the Kings
Mountain chapter in regular
charitable activities in Number
4 Township. The remainder will
represent the local contribution
to the national Bed Cross organ
Fred W. Plonk, who Is serving
as chairman of the .1952 fund
drive, issued a statement this
week urging all citizens to give
as liberally as possible.
'The good works of the Red
Cross are well-known, both at
home and all over the world.
Wherf there is trouble, or disas
ter, there you find the Red
Cross," Mr. Plonk said.
"It is also most Important lo
cally,"- Mr. Plonk continued.
"The Red Cross blood program
supplies 'blood for the hospitals,
the (Red Cross professional staff
serves as a direct connection be
tween families and their sons In
service, and the Red Cross issues
many other daily services which
the community can ill afford to
j be without, Or to curtail."
Mr. Plonk said the campaign
committee's schedule calls for an
early completion of the drive.
"All the members of the com
mittee are highly enthusiastic,"
Mr. Plonk concluded, "and I
have no doubt that this enthus
iasm will be translated into a
successful Red Cross fund cam
All Kings Mountain depart
ment stores are devoting window
space to support of the cam
George Houser, chairman of
t He city's heart fund <Mve, report
ed receipts of $150 through Wed
The Heart Fund committee
seeks $625 as the local contribu
tion in a $2,500 county-wide ap
Mr. Houser said additional pled
ges of gifts had been made, but he
urged all persons who have not
yet contributed to post a check
to him or to Humes Houston, co
chairman of the appeal.
"UnlesB more gifts are received,
the quota will not be met", Mr.
BEN'S CHAPEL RE-NAMED
The church officials and,
members of Ben's Chapel Bap
tist ohuich voted Sunday to
change the name to Midview
Baptist church. The church
was organized March, 1950,
and Jim Painter was called to
be the first pastor. The church
is located about a mile west of
Mai-grace Mill near Morrison
WINTHROP GIRLS TO SING HERE SUNDAY? Member* p! the Winthrqp College Choir, directed by
Miss Katherine Pfohl, will give a program o! sacred music at First Presbyterian church Sunday even
ing at 7:30. Miss Ruth Williams, executive secretary of the Winthrop Alumnae Association, will ac
company the group. The public U Invited to attend the program. (Winthrop News Service Photo.)
Heze On Sunday
The 32-voice Winthrop College
choir, under, the direction of
Miss Katherine Pfohl, will sing a
program of sacred music at First
Presbyterian church Sunday ev
ening at 7:30.
Announcement of the special
appearance here of the choir
was made by Mrs. E. M. Leopard,
Presbyterian choir director.
The choir is well-known throu
ghout the Carolinas, and for the
past several years has made nu
merous appearances in schools
The director, Miss Pfohl, is a
native of Winston-SaJem, and a
cousin of James Christian Pfohl,
veteran Davidson College direc
tor and also director of the
Transylvania Music Camp at
The public is invited to attend
the Sunday evening program.
Scout Campaign !
Bruce Thorburn, co-chairman I
of the Kings Mountain district
Boy Scout Fund drive, reported
the campaign lagging this week
and asked solicitors to complete
their work within the weekend,
Cash receipts, reported by J. C.
McKinney, treasurer, totaled
only $325, against the quota of
Mr. Thorburn said he under
stood other funds had been giv
en but not yet reported to the
treasurer. However, ' he urged
completion of the .solicitation
work at once.
"I'm confident tho quota will
?be reached," he said, "but we are
anxious to complete it."
Final Bites Held
For Mrs. Carter
Funeral services for Mrs. S. L.
Carter, who died Friday of a
heart attack, were held in the
Mars Hill Baptist church Sunday
afternoon at 2:30.
Prior to her marriage, Mrs.
Carter was Miss Bessie Logan,
the last of the immediate family
of the late Leonidas Marion Lo
gan and Elizabeth Herndon Lo
gan of Kings Mountain.
Among those attending the fun
eral services were Mr. and Mis.
Bill Logan, Mr. and Mrs. Law
rence Logan, Mrs. J. J! Logan,
Mrs. L. M. Logan, Miss Mabel Lo
gan, and James Logan, all of
Kings Mountain and Mrs. George
Logan and family of Raleigh and
King Wintei Hits Late With City's
Heaviest Snowfall In Font Years
It snowed Tuesday.
White flakes began falling
shortly after 9 o'clock Tuesday
morning, continuing for the next
12 hours, and covering the Kings
Mountain area In its first heavy
snow In the past four years.
Depths were estimated at four
Traffic was tied up, and the
motorists nervy enough to move
without chains found themselves
?pinning Wheels . and slipping
and sliding on the slick streets.
Service station* did a brisk
business In tire chains, and long
distance telephone calls were
many as out-of-town travelers
called their homes to report
they'd arrive late. Merchants had
their best run of the winter on
Schools were closed here Wed
nesday, to the delight of the stu
dents who took advantage of the
holiday to play in the white
City street crews and the state
highway department workmen
were busy with scrapes, clearing
roads to make them passable.
Among the worst traffic Jams
was on Gamble hill on the Gas
tonla road, where heavy trucks
found the grade impossible to
navigate until highway crews
spread sand and gravel on the
road bed; The city closed the
portion of S. Piedmont avenue,
where another large hill appear
ed dangerous, Tuesday night.
A warm son was melting the
snow quickly Wednesday.
City To Ask Gas
Allotment Of FPC
Area Photos Will Be
Shown Aft Cifty Hall
Do you want to see your
land on an aetial photo?
Jnyr-n Mrrpptnij f^mpnny
"wfil show at the City Hall on
March 5th and 6th aerial pho
tos of Borne of the surround
Bob Neill, a representative
of the firm, will show the pic
tures and he is asking farmers
to come by and so* the aerial,
pictures and point out their
land to him if possible.
Mr. Neill will be at City Hall
each day from 8 a. m. 'til 5 p.
Dies In Wreck
Ilarry Falls, 60, former Kings
Mountain grocer ai d meat deal
er, was HiUcd early Monday morn
ing when 'he pick-up truck he
was driving crashed into a bridge
abutment east of Asheville.
Mr. Falls, who recently opened
the Harry Falls Livermush Com
pany, in Shelby, was instantly
killed. Investigating officers
thought he had fallen asleep at
M>"s. Harold Crawford, a niece,
said Wednesday it is expected
that final rites for Mr. Falls will
be held here, but that information
from Asheville indicated funeral
arrangements were incomplete,
pending arrival of his sons from
A Kings Mountain native, Mr.
Falls was for some years a part
ner with J. R. Cline-ln the M sys
tem Store here, a business sub
sequently sold to the Home Store
(now Dlxie-Homfc) in 1934. Mr. |
Falls their held a position with!
the Home Stores for 10 years and
made his home in Asheville.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Annie Bird Falls,, and four sons,
Miles E. Falls. Dallas, Tex., Rob
ert Hoyle Falls, with the Army in
California, Lt. Harry Falls, Jr.,
with the Air Force in Frankfurt,
Germany, and William Bird Falls,
of Asheville, who recently return- j
ed home from a tour of duty in
Piay Date Set
The Kings Mountain Little
Theatfe, Inc., will present
LAURA, a mystery -dram a, at
Central school auditorium on
Saturday night, March 15, at 8
The announcement was made
this week by Mrs. Alfred B.
Chandler, director of the produc
Included in the cast are Miss
Bern Ice Harrison, Bruce Thor
burn, Robert Osborne, Delbert
Dixon, Mrs. Bill Melcher, Bob
Goforth, Mrs. Sam Stallings and
Sonny McDaniel, she Mid.
, "LAURA Is a three-act, highly
suspenseful, fast - moving play
full of Interesting characters",
Mrs. Chandler continued, "and
we urge everyone to make plans
now to attend on March 15th"
Admission will be 75 cents,
?h? said. 0
Still To Attend
City Attorney J. R. Davis, By
ron Keeter, planning board i
chairman, and Mayor Garland i
Still are to go to Washington
this weekend to appear Monday
before the Federal power com
mission to seek an allocation of
gas for the city from the Trans
Hearing on the Kings Moun
tain i"equest is now scheduled
foi Monday, following a previ
The city board commissioners
authorized the trip Tuesday |
night, following a discussion of
the gas distribution system pro-;
posal, in which A. S. Hall, repre
sentative of Barnard and Burk,
explained details of the engi
neering survey, and City Attor
ney Davis reported on his recent
conversations concerning finan
cing the project with W. L.j
Easterling, secretary of the Nor- i
th Carolina League of Munici- j
pal i ties.
Mr. Davis went to Raleigh last
week to confer with "Mr. Easter
ling. 1 ' j
He reported that the League,
official took a dim view of the;
R. S. Dickson Company proposal
to handle revenue bond sale ar
rangements for a fee of one-and
onehajf percent. The League
would handle bond sale arrange
ments under its regular set-up,
Mr. Easterling told Mr. Davis,
regardless of prior arrangements
with the Dickson Company.
The city, if it launches the gas
distribution system project, has
planned to issue revenue-type ,
bonds, whereby only income de- !
rived from sale of natural- gas
would be used to pay for the!
system. The city's property taxi
rate wquld be unaffected by the
Mr. Keeter told the commis-i
sioners that the' five-member
planning board favored the nat
ural gas project.
The city attorney also report
ed conversations with Mr. Eas
terling concerning the issuance
of general type bonds for public
improvements. The League offi
cial said outside limits of gen
eral bond issues which would be
approved by his office voulf1 ,,e
$600,000, Mr. Davis reported, and
that the League would not look
wifh favor on the issuance of
bonds for a recreational plant, in
lieu of water and sewer bonds.
The city has an engineering
survey which recommends ex
penditure of more than $800,000
to improve Its sewage disposal
and water distribution system.
To Be Presented
Central Grammar school will
present a spring festival of music
and dances at the high school au
ditorium tonight (Thursday) at
7:30 p. m.
Howard Coble, public school
music teacher, made the an
Children from the first through
eight grades will take part in the
activities, Mr. Coble said. The
public la cordially Invited.
T. N. Harmon
Funeral services for ? Thomas
Newton Harmon, 79, well-known !
Kings Mountain citizen, were
hold Tuesday morning at 10 ;30
from Boyce Memorial ARP chur
ch, with interment following, in
Mountain Rest cemetery.
Me. Harmon died Sunday even
ing at 7:40 at Kings Mountain
hospital. Death was attributed to
a heart attack. He had been hos
pitalized Thursday in a condi
tion bordering on pneumonia,
but had improved considerably.
Mr. Harmon had been in de
clining health for the past sever
al years, as the result of several
paralytic strokes and a heart
condition. .For the past two. years |
he had been Unable to speak co- i
herently, though his faculties of |
comprehension were complete
until his passing.
A retired hardware salesman;
he was long associated with i
Phifer Hardware Company and, J
prior to that time, with Us pre- j
decessor, D. M. Baker Company, j
From 1906 to 1918, he lived in j
Los Angeles, Calif. He was forj
many years a director of the
Home Building & Loan associa
He was an elder and former
deacon of Boyce Memorial ARP
church, and was a. devoted mem
ber for the greater portion Of his j
life. He was never married and.
for the past several years, had '
resided at the home of Mr. and !
Mrs. J. Pat Tignor.
Mr. Harmon was bom on Oct o- j
ber 21, 1872, the third son of >
Peter Beam and Rittie Falls Har- 1
mon in the Beulah community of
Cleveland county., He moved to
Kings Mountain in 1892.
Rev. W. L. PresSly, Boyce Me
morial pastor, conducted the fi- 1
nal rites and described Mr. Har- j
mon as "a man close to God."j
He quoted from the Bible,' Gene- ;
sis 5:24/ "And Enoch walked
with God: and he was not; fori
God took him."
Mr. Harmon is survived by a
brother, M. L. Harmon, anti -three
half-sisters, Mrs. Minnie H.
Crawford, Miss Ella Harmon, and
Mrs. T. P. McGill. A large number
of nieces and nephews also sur.
Pallbearers were Garrison Go- |
forth, James Anthony, W. S. Ful
ton, Jr.. I-indsay McMackin, R. ?
H. Burton and Marriott Phifer,,
ail deacons of Boyce Memorial
Baptist Men's Class |
To Hold Ladies Night
Dr. Hoyt Biackwell, president
o( Mars Hill college, will make
the featured address at a ladies
night banquet of the Borean
class of First Baptis; church Su:i
day school, ar-eording to an-,
nouncement by Wiley Blantqn.
chairman of the arrangements
The banquet will be held Mon.
day night at 7:30 at Masonic
Other members of the arrange
ments . committee are Allen
Herndon, W. B. Logan, Paul King
and Grier Sipes. W. ,T. Weir isj
president of the class, and Ar
nold Kincaid serves as teacher.
P-TA To Sponsor
Bethware Parent-Teachers As
sociation will sponsor a Woman
less Wedding Friday night at 8
o'clock in the high school auditor
Admission will be twenty-five
and fifty cents.
A cake walk and auction of
cakes will be held after the wed j
World Prayer Day
Will Be Observed
ATHLEIIC OFFICER ? ? Paul
Mauney, above, has been ap
pointed athletic officer of the
Kings Mountain American Le
. Paul Mauney, prominent mill
official and post commander of
the organization, was named
athletic officer of Otis 1). Green |
Post 155, the American Legion
at a special meeting last Friday
Commander Warren E. Rey
nolds made the appointment af
ter the group had discussed ways !
and means of sponsoring anoth
er junior baseball team here.
Three other members Were;
named to the baseball board,)
with several other appointments
to be made soon. Sam Collins !
was named to again head 'the,
concessions committee, Fred
Haithcox was ro- appointed treas- [
urer and C. T. Carpenter, Jr., was
appointed secretary. All mem
bers of the hoard will he assist
ant athletic officers.
The post has been studying;
ways and means of continuing'
the baseball team sponsorship j
since late last summer when it :
was disclosed that the 1951 team |
went in the red some $2,<XXY
Teams have been sponsored here
for the past seven years.
The special meeting Friday;
was called (o further plans .for
junior baseball this summer.
Members agreed, that with the
building project underway, the
post can tu>; afford to face aholh
er deficit in it's baseball opera
tions.^The group is planning to.1
sponsor a tca.n if - some $1,500;
can be raised toward the base
ball operating budget before the
team entry deadline, about the!
first. of April;
The group hopes to raise the
money', to sponsor the team :
through donations and. sale of
score card advertising. Advance
sale of single-game tickets is al
The 19.% and 1951 1e;<ms fin
ished in third place in first
tound standings, one-half game]
out of the second round of state:
Mrs. Fuller's Mother
Dies In Pennsylvania
Funeral rites were to be held
in Mehaffey, I'a.. Wednesday af- ;
ter noon for Mrs. -G. K. Conrath. !
mother of Mrs. M. K. Fuller,, of
Mrs. Cqnrath died Monday
morning following a long illness.
She has been seriously ill for the
past three weeks.
Other details concerning the
funeral arrangements were not
Lynch, Ruth, Coggins Are Appointed
To Merchants Trade Boosting Body
Haywood Lynch, Hilton Ruth
and Harold Coggins wore ap
pointed as members of the Kings
Mountain Merchant association
trade promotion committee for
the current year at the meeting of
the association board of directors
Monday night. Mr. Lynch Will
serve as chairman.
In another action designed to
boost local retail trade, the direc
tors adopted a resolution asking
all merchant* to devote advertis
ing spacc to "Trade-At-Home"
The board voted to recommend
tha* merchant!! close their firms
during the hour of the World
I>?y of Prayer service Friday
morning (9:30 to 10:30).
The directors also accepted the
resignation of W. S. Fulton, Jr.,
as director, and voted to hold
regular monthly meetings on
fourth Monday evenings.
All directors were named to the
association membership commit
tee, and attention was directed
to curtailment of certain type so
licitations by instruction to the
president to appoint a secret soll
The board also agreed that
membership decals should be pur
chased for distribution to mem
bers, with the cost to be assessed
to thp members.
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Friday At 9:30
Kinks Mountain will join With
other communities of the globe
Friday. In its annual observance
of Work! Day of Prayer.
The annual community . wide
service will be held at St. Mat ?. ?
thew's Lutheran- church Friday
morning at 9:30, under sponsor
ship of the Kings Mountain
Council of Church Women, an in
Mrs. Paul Mauney will serve
as program leader for a drama
tic presentation of World Day of
Prayer projects on the theme
"Christ Our Hope."
Taking part in the program
will be Mrs. Frank Summers, as
Mother Liberty, Mrs. Marriott
Phifer, as an American Indian,
Majority ol Kings Mountain
merchants will close Friday
morning from 9:30 to 10:30 for
the Kings Mountain observ
ance of Worjd Day ol Prayer,
to bo held at St, Matthew's Lu
theran church. Directors of the
Merchants association recom
mended the closing at their
meeting Monday night.
Mrs. Charles Ballard, as a Japan,
esc American. Mrs. Clarence
Plonk, Jr., as a Migrant Woman,
and Miss Phyllis Ware, lis a For
Prayers will be offered by Mrs.
C. A. Butferworth, Mrs. T. L.
Cashwell. Jr., Mrs, J. E. Mauney,
Mrs. Lona McGill, and Mrs. J. II.
Special music will bo furnish
ed by Howard Coble and Mrs. J.
E. Herndon, and Dr. W. P. Oer- .
herding will say the benediction.
An offering will he taken., with
the proceeds tp be used for home .
mission work among migrants
and to .foreign mission work to
provide schools ahd literature
The public is urged to attend
the special service.
As Day CM Prayer
WHEREAS, There is a ct>n
flit ion *>f uncertainty in the
work! today, ?
WHEREAS, it is recognized
by Christians everywhere. that
I ho many problems confront
ing us today can be solved only
with the help of Almighty
NOW THEREFORE. I, Gar
land Still, Mayor of the City "<
? Kings Mountain, do hereby <le
clare Friday, February 29th, as
. a day of prayer, and that as
we pray in our homes, or as we
gather together in public, we
remember the needs of our
country, before God, the Ruler *
of the universe.
(Signed) Garland E. Still, Mayor
Rural people are cooperating
admirably with the series of dog
vaccination clinics being conduct
ed by the county fiealth depart
ment. Urban dwellers are not,
This was the report yesterday
ojf Dr. J. P. Mauney, veterinarian,
who has been conducting the clin
ics in the Kings Mountain area.
Dr. Mauney announced another
series of rural area clinics for
this weekend as follows:
Thursdny?Welr's Store, 1 to 2
p. m., and Margrace Store, 2 to 4
Friday morning? Waco postof
fice, 9:30 to 10:30, Goforth Store,
11 to 11:30, Champion Gin, 11:30
Friday afternoon ? Frank's
i>tore, 1:30 to 2 o'clock; A. L. Put
nam Store, 2 to 2:30; Seism's Gin,
2:30 to 3 o'clock.
Carver Blanton, county dog
warden has ?pointed out that
vaccination of dogs against rabies
is not only required by law, but
serves as a protection for both
people and livestock.
Dr. Mauney will visit City Hall ?
in Kings Mountain again in