CltY Limits 7,206
Trading Area 15,000
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COURT OF HONOR
Boy Scout Court of Honor,
Kings Mountain district, will
toe held Thursday (tonight) at
8 o'clock in the City Hall. A
Scout Leaders' Roundtatale
will be held also.
' Sgt. Bill McMackln, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay McMac
kin, is being transferred from
Orlando, Fla., to Philadelphia
for training in recruiting duty.
ON HONOR ROLL
Donald Patterson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Lloyd Patterson, was
listed on the Honor roll for the
winter quarter at Western Car
olina Teachers College, accord
ing to an announcement of
Miss Addie Beam/ registrar of
Miss Marion Arthur left To-,
kyo, Japan, on April 5th via
CAT airlines for a two weeks
tour of Bangkok, Thialand,
(Siarti), Hong Kong, China and
A building permit was issu
ed at City Hall Wednesday
April 2, to Dan Huffstetler ifor
construction of a one story
building to toe used as a motor
court on E.. King street an
estimated cost of $5,000.
Ralph G. Ware assumed du
ties as city policeman this
week;' Mr ware replaces J. O.
Thompson, who resigned sev
eral ac to take a posi
tion with Maryland State po
B. N. Barnes, superintendent
of schools, left Saturday for
Boston, MaSs., wh&re he is at
tending the divisional meeting
of the American Association, of
Fred Wright, Jr., Kings
Mountain businessman, is
recovering from a major ear
operation he underwent at
Charlotte Eye, Ear,- NOse and
Throat hospital last week. He
returned from the hospital Sat
C. L. Shuping, Greensboro
lawyer and candidate for com
mander of the North Carolina
department, American Legion,
was in Kings Mountain last
Friday in behalf of his candi
KIWAN1S WONT MEET
The Kings Mountain Kiwanis
club will not hold Its regular
Thursday night meeting. A
large number. of Kings Moun
tain Kiwanlans attended the
intef-club meeting at Lincoln
ton Tuesday tdght, which re
placed the regular -meeting
Regular April meeting of
Otis D. Green Post 155, the A
merican Legion, will be held
at the Legion Building on East
Gold street Friday at 7:30 p.
m. All members are urged to
attend. Nominating committee
report will toe made.
Rev. W. L. Pressiy, pastor, M.
L Harmon, elder, and Menzell
Phifer, deacon, represented
Boyce Memorial ARP church at
the meeting of presbytery at
Have New Emblems
Attention is being called this
week to the new emblem deno
ting membership in the Kings
Mountain Merchants association,
which have just been distribut
ed to members.
Most member merchants are
displaying the red, gold and
black decalamaniaa on their
doors <fr shop windows, and a
number of merrtber merchants
are displaying the enjlblerns In
their advertisements which ap
pear in today's edition of the
King* Mountain Herald.
The "decal" reads: "Buy at
Home ? Kings Mountain Mer
chants Association v Member
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THREE GENERATIONS OF CHURCH TREASURERS ? When W. S.
Fulton. Sr.. lower left retired Sunday as treasurer of Boyce Memorial
ARP church and turned the duties of the office over to his son, W. S.
Fulton. Jr., lower right, the new treasurer became a third generation
treasurer of the church. The late W. A. Ware, upper left, grandfather
of W. S. Fulton, Jr., turned the treasurership over to the late W. P.
Fulton, upper right, great-uncle of the new treasurer early In this
century. W. S. Fulton, Sr., succeeded W. P. Fulton in 1922.
F ulton Ends 30-Year
Tenure As Treasurer
In Chuzch Post
"This is the best year we ever
had." W. S. Fulton, Sr., reported
to the congregation of Boyce Me
morial Associate Reformed Pres
byterian church on Sunday, as he
read the 1951-52 church financial
report and thereby completed 30
years of service as treasurer of
On March 30, his son, William
S. Fulton, Jr., had been installed
to succeed his father.
The new treasurer, William
Fulton, is a double third genera
tion treasurer of Boyce Memorial
W. S. Fulton, Sr., became treas
urer of the church in 1922, suc
ceeding his uncle, the late W. P.
Fulton, former Kings Mountain
merchant, and W. P. Fulton had
succeeded as treasurer, W. A.
Ware, grandfather of the new
treasurer and father-in-law of W.
But this account concerns prin
cipally W. S. Fulton, Sr., who
came to Kings Mountain in 1902
and was accorded the job of jani
tor of the church. Though he later
became treasurer, Mr. Fulton nev
er completely relinquished his
janitorial duties, for, during
many long years, he has been, In
effect, the hon-salaried building
superintendent of Bdyee Memor
ial church in somewhat of a ''min
ister without portfolio" capacity.
Mr. Fulton admits that keeping
the financial records of a church
Is a somewhat tedious task, with
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To Run Two Nights
'The Campbell's Are Coming"
next production of the Kings
Mountain Little Theatre, will
be presented on two nights ?
Monday and Tuesday, April 21
and 22 ? at Central auditor!-,
um, it was announced this
I. Ben Coforth. Jr., is direc
tor of the play, a three-act
comedy of life in the Smoky
From Korea Tour
SFC Ben Holcomb, son of Mr.
and Mrs. M. L. Holcomb who live
at Park Yarn Mill, arrived at
Seattle. Wash., last Friday night,
returning from a two-year tour of
duty in Korea.
Sgt. Holcomb served in Korea
as inspection officer with the
388th Ordnance battalion.
An army careerman, he has
been in the army since 1940, and
he served 46 months in combat
during World War II.
LIONS LADIES NIGHT
Annual Ladies Night ban
quet of the Kings' Mouhtain
Lions club will be held at Ma
sonic Dining Hall the evening
of April 22, with a special en
tertainment program to be pre
sented by Bob Heckard and
Dave Carroll, of Winston-Sal
em. The duo will present a
pantomime act and are high
ly - recommended entertainers,
Ejlle Powers, chairman of the
committee on arrangements,,
said In making the announce
Giover Soldier, Elinei G. Allen,
Is Now Reported Killed In Action
Pfc. Elmer G. Allen, son of Mr.
and Mrs. D. Hoyle Allen, of
Route 1, Grover, previously re
ported missing in action in Ko
rea since February 13. 1951, has
been listed as Killed in action.
Message from the War 'Depart
ment was received by his par
ent* on March 30, and he waa
listed on the army's casualty list
- Mc. Allen, after serving for a
year In the army, re-entered the
army by selective service In Sep.
temiber 1950. He went to Korea
in December 1950 and served
with the Second division as an
Pfc. Allen is survived toy his
parents, his grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Ben Allen, of route. 1,
Graver, three brothers, David
Allen, Aiken, S. C,, Larry Allen
and Dale Allen, at home, and
two alateTS, Miss Joyce Allen,
at home, and Mrs. Doris Smith,
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To Talk Diama
With Mis. Henri
Mrs. Florette Henri, New York
writer, commissioned by the
Kings (Mountain Little Theatre
to write a new drama of the Bat
tle of Kings Mountain for 1952
production, will arrive in Kings
Mountain Friday morning for a
busy two-day schedule.
Mrs. Henri (pronounced Hen
ry) will survey the Kings Moun
tain Battleground amphitheatre
site and confer with park offi- j
cials and Little Theatre officials
concerning the proposed new;
B. S. Peeler, Jr., president Of
the Little Theatre, said Mrs.!
Henri would arrive here at 8:49 1
Friday morning aboard the Sou
thern Railway "Peach Queen".
She will be met by a delegation
of Little Theatre "officials and
will spend the major part of the
day at the battleground. At 6
o'clock in the evening, Mr. Peel
er will be host at dinner at his
homo to Mrs. Henri and directors;
of the Little Theatre, with Mrs.'t
Henri scheduled to speak to ]
members of the organization at
the E. King street office, at 9:15.
On Saturday evening, Mrs.
Henri will be entertained at din
ner at the Kings Mountain Coun
try Club at 6 o'clock, with a
press conference scheduled at 7
o'clock and open house at 8
o'clock. Mr. Peeler said all per
sons interested in the produc
tion are' cordially invited to at
tend the open house.
Mrs. Henii, author of the novel
"Kings Mountain,1' is to return
to New York late Saturday ev
Here lis Minor
Kings Mountain is thus far
little effected by two strikes in
nation-wide communications or
Telephone service !.as contin
ued "normal" here since Sunday
night when many telephone
workers went out in some major
cities of the nation.
First restriction came Wednes
day afternoon, caused by the 1
o'clock walkout at Charlotte. The
local office was restricting long
distance calls to and through
Charlotte to those of an "emerg
ency" nature. The walkout was
for a union meeting and there
was no speculation here as to
whether the walkout would be
Western Union here was able
to supply restricted service,
sending telegrams to other cities
similarly unhampered by the
strike and not takirVg messages
to offices where the strike was
El Bethel To Hold
Easter sunrise services will be
held at El Bethel Methodist
chiureh Sunday morning at 6
Rev. R. L. Forbis, pastor, made
the announcement and also said
that regular Sunday School will
be held at 10 o'clock, with the
Eftster service to begin at 11 a, m.
A ehildrens service will be held at
7:30, he said.
The pastor also announced that
revival services will continue at
the church this week, with ser
vices each day at 7:30 p. m.
Meter Theft Shows
Dick Tracy Angle
Shades of Dick Tracyl .
Someone, probably a youngster,
has stolen the "line" from one of
the famous comic hero's vtllians.
Yep, Kings Mountain police
found a parking meter missing
from in front of First National
Bank several week ago.
And, 'sho 'nuff, the missing
item was uncovered last week? In
the Bonnie Mill resevolr.
Bob Ware, shop foreman at the
mill, made the discovery while
cleaning out the pond.
Mr. Ware notified the police de
partment and so far no further
developments have been reported.
The exact amount of money in the
parking meter was unknown.
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BOARD TO MEET
Regular monthly meeting of
the city board of commission
ers will be held Monday night
at 7:30. A variety oi routine , 1
business Is on the agenda, M.i
K. Fuller, city administrator
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Retailers To Close
On Caster Monday
Majority of Kings Mountain
retail stores will be closed on
Monday for tbe annual Easter
Monday holiday, giving retail
pet tonne! a long weekend hol
? Also expecting to close ore
' the First National Bank. Home
Building & Loan and Kings
Mountain Building & Loan. '
The merchants will also oh- .
serve the customary Wednes
day afternoon half-holiday,
according to by-laws o f the
Kings Mountain Merchants
association, President Dan
Trio Of Wrecks
On Highway 29
At least two persons were ser
iously injured in a trio of acch
dents on U. S. 29. two near Grover
on Saturday, and another near
Macedonia Baptist church on
Harold D. Barrett, 26. airman
from Gaffney, S. C., on his way
hack to his station at Lang ley
Field, Va., suffered serious lacera
tions about the head in the Tues
day accident. He was reported as
in an improved condition at Kings
Mountain hospital yesterday af
. Barrett had hitch hiked a ride
With Elmer Sheldon, of Charlotte.
General Electric Sales representa
tive, in a 1950 Buick. Sheldon was
slightly injured, suffering lacera
tions about the head, and was ad
mitted to the hospital.
State Highway Patrolman VV.
D. Sawyer said the Buick, travel
ing north on GrovOr road, ran un
der the rear of a McLean Truck
ing Co. tractor-trailer which was
turning oft the highway at the
little-used Margrace crossing near
.Macedonia phurch. The accident
occu red about 3:30 p. hi.
Front end of the Buick was de
molished, Officer Sawyer report
J. D. Martin, of Grover, suffer
*k1 serious facial cuts in an acci
dent near Battleground Service
Station on Grover road Saturday
night around 7:30 p. m.
Martin's vehicle collided with
another auto driven by Arthur
White, of Grover. Mr. White suf
fered a broken knee cap and Roy
Turner, 10. a passenger in the
Martin vehicle, was only slightly
In an accident near the state
line on U. S. 29 at Grover on Sat
urday afternoon around 12:15,
Mr; and Mrs. Tom C. Henderson,
of High Point, suffered painful
injuries when their, auto and a
vehicle driven by A. D. Cochran,
at Grover, collided. Mr. Cochran
was also injured.
Chorus To Give
Kings Mountain high school
mixed chorus will hold its annual
Spring Concert on April 17, 1952
Thursday night 8:00 o'clrick in the
high school auditorium.
The mixed chorus received a
superior rating at the contest this
year for the first time. The pro
gram will include: Scared, patrio
tic, choral readings, Negro spirit
uals, folk songs and show tunes.
Mrs. Katherine Mauney's "Then
Conquer We Must" will be heard
for the first time in concert form.
Another number of partlculiar in
terest will be a choral reading of
"The Gettysburg Address".
The chorus is accompanied by
Miss Barbara Gault and directed
by Mr. W. Howard Coble.
Group 1 Sacred: Lamb of Go<L-~
16th century choral. The Holy
City r? Adams. Hail, Our Redee fix
er ? RhP/i ,
Group IT Dramatic: Then Con
quer We Must ? K. Mauney. The
Gettysburg Address ? Peace.
Group III Negro Spirituals: I
Want To Be Ready ? Cain. Reli
gion Is A Fortune . . Cain (sung
by Girls Tior. Certainly Ix>rd --
Group IV Folk Songs: Morning
Now Breekons ? Czecho-Slovagian
Sourwood Mountain ? Kentucky.
Kentucky Babe ? Gelbel. Erie Ca
nal ? Early American. Country
Style ? Square Dance.
Gfoup V Show Tunes: Make Be
leive ? Kerns. Blue Skies ? Ber
lin. Syncopated Clock ? Ander
wm. Oklahoma ? Rogers & Ham
PARKING METERS '
f A total of $158.58 was collec
ted from the city's parking me
ters for the week endlr>g Wed'
nesday, according to a report
of Joe Hendrlck, city clerk.
Plans were reported complete
yesterday for Kings Mountain's
annual community-wide Easter
gUnrise Service, to tbe held at
Memorial Park of Mountain Rest
The service'ls to begin at 6:15.
Rev. P. D. Patrick, pastor of
First Presbyterian church, who
is in charge of arrangements for
the service, annually sponsored
by the Kings Mountain Minister
Citizens driving their auto
mobiles to the community- j
wide Easter Sunrise service at
Mountain Rest cemetery are
being requested to use the Dll
ling street entrance.
ial association, said that the silo j
would be changed n> (he high
school auditorium in event of j
He also announced that church !
bells would be tolled and chimes!
played by churches throughout)
the community beginning at 5:45
a. m.. a half-hour prior to the
service. ? I
Rev. J. W. Phillips, pastor of
First Wesley an Methodist ih ar
ch will deliver the Faster mes
sage on the topic, "When the
The community chorus, under
the direction of B. S. Peeled. Jr..
will sing the call to worship,
and Rev. J. 1J. -Brendall. pastor
of Central Methodist church, will
pray the invocation. Rev. T. L.
Cashwell, Jr.. pastor of First
Baptist church, will read the
Scripture, and Rev. W. L. Press
ly, pastor of Boyce Memorial
ARP church. wil pray the Easter
prayer. Rev W. P. Gerberding,
pastor of Sr. Matthew's Lutheran
church, will jxronounce the bene
diction. The .community chorus
will sing "Cod So Loved the
World," "Awake. Awake." and
"Christ the Lend Is Risen To
The Easter Sunrise serviee an
nually attracts a large crowd.
"We expect attendance- records
tc> fall Easter morning," Mr.
Red Cioss Total
"We think we'll make it," Fred
Plonk, chairman of the Number
4 Township Red Cross fund drive
said Wednesday morning.
Mr. Pionk reported receipts
climbing slowly toward the town
ship quota, with a number of divl:
sions still to make final reports.
He reported the residential divi
sion had exceeded its quota which
was "the highest ever". "The
workers in this division have done
exceptionally well," Mr. Plonk
said, "and much credit is due Mrs.
L. E. Abbott, chairman, and Mrs.
Aubrey Maunoy, co-chairman, of
At Boyce Memorial
A special pre- Easter commun '
ion service will be held at Boyce
Memorial ARP church Thursday
evening at 8 o'clock, according to
announcement by the pastor, Rev.
W. L. Pressly.
The candlelight service will bo
featured. In addition, by a musical
reading by Miss EHzabeth An
thony and special music by the
choir, under the direction of Mrs.
N. F. McGiU.
Mrs. M. 'A. Ware will decorate
the church for the special service.
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Has Bargain Day
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Lait Sunday was bargain
day at Central Methodist chur
With a i Uled church. Rev. J.
H. Brendall, the pastor, passed
over the customary ritual of
calling the stewards to pass
the collection plates... One
member of the church finance
committee said. "It pobably
cost us $300."
One member of the church
guessed Mr. Brendall was ov
ercome by the extra good bap
tismal "business." He had
baptized 12 youngsters, . re
marking, "Some say they come
cheaper by the dozen, but I j
believe they come sweeter by
Members of the church say j
they don't remember a similar
bargain day in history.
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Series of Clinics
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A so r ips of pfo'sehool clirtics
for children expecting to - enter
school for the first time next fail
vvaji announced this week by I?.
N, ' Barnes, superintendent .? of
The schedule follows:
Kast school. April 23, begin
ning at 0:30 a nv
Central school. May 1. be^iiv,
fiing at Di.V) a. m; .
West school. Ma j 2,. beginning
at 9:30 a. m.
Davidson school, April 17. be
ginning at 1:30 p. m.
Mr. Barnes is urging all par
ents of children who will start
school next year to make arran
gements to bring their childreni
to the schools their children will'
"The preschool clinics are
very important," he said, "for.
our potential enrollment determ
ines teacher allocations by the
stale. In- addition, it makes
school much ensier for' the be
ginning children when required
innocuiations are already be
To enter the first grade, a child
must- be six years of age on or
before October 2. The law reads
October 1, Mr, Barries said, but
the attorney general has ruled
that a child born on October 2.
has attained his sixth birthday
on October ), and thus can enter
the public schools.
To Help Fund
Mrs. Helen R Jilanton, Kings
Mountain chairman of the annual
taster Seal drive, announced to
day that the Lily Street parade
will he hold in Kings Mountain on
Saturday, April ]2th from 9 a. m.
until 5 p. m. This is the finai soli
citation for contributions to help
ing the crippled children and
adults of Cleveland c'ountyl
Mrs. filanton, president of the
local Junior Woman's club, under
whose auspices the St roc ? sales is
being conducted, said that club
members wfi 11 be at a table in
downtown Kings Mountain on
Saturday, and that all those who
wish "to contribute or contribute
more will have an opportunity to
The national Easter Seal drive
which has been underway since
March 13tht will be concluded
Easter Sunady. Over 90 per cent
of funds contributed In Cleveland
county will remain in the county
for the benefit of local handi
County Political Front Is Quiet;
Kisei Undetermined; Roberts Files
Political activity In preparation
for the May 31 Democratic pri
mary was still limited this week.
There were these developments:
1) Two LaNvndale men, R. A.
Warlick and Charles D. Forney,
Jr., the latter a son of an Incum
bent school commissioner, filed
notice of candidacy for the county
school board. The two new candi
dates brings to six the number
seeking the five Democratic nomi
nations, among them Wayne L.
Ware, of Kings Mountain.
2) Hazel B. Bumgardner, A. C.
Brackett, and F. L. Rollins filed
Monday for their respective dis
trict county commissioner nomi
3) L. Arnold Kiser, rumored as
a possible candidate for the Dis
trlct 2 county commissioner noml
nation, opposing Mr. Pumgard
ner. said he had "no information"
at .2 o'clock Wednesday as to
whetherhe would make the race.
4? J. Ix>e Roberts, Number 4
Township justice of the peace, fil
ed Tuesday for re-nomination.
Deadline for filing notice of
candidacy Is April 19.
principal county contest to date
is between Robert Morgan , and
Senator Clyde Nolan, both of
Shelby, for the North Carolina
On the state; level, the guberna
toiral Joust for the Democratic
nomination between W. B. Um
stead, of Durham, and Hubert
Olive, of I^exington, was warming
up, with Mr. Olive ftrlng a salvo
of charges and with Mr. Umstead
answering In kind.
Many To Get
Kings Mountain was preparing
for Easter this week, with special
church services paramount ing the
activities of many of Kings Moun
tain area citizens.
Almost all churches had sche
duled' special services, and atten
dance at Easter Sunday services
was expected to reach record pro
Easter will also bring holidays'
to a large proportion of the com
City and Park Grace schools
will be closed on Good Friday
and Easter Monday,, resuming
regular schedules on Tuesday
Majority of retail stores wlU
close on Easter Monday, as has
been a custom hero for many
years, while other firms will ope
rate on abbreviated schedules.
Merchants were expecting a
final buying rush for the forth
comftig weekend and reported am
ple stocks to take care "of the last
minute Easter-season buying',; in
eluding both apparel- and gift
items Florists were already jam
packed with orders and expecting .
Easter egg hunts wore the or
der of the day during ihv week,
with more scheduled for the week
end by . church and social groups.
Among industry, I'homx Plant,
Burjlngton Mills, has1 announced
that the mill will be closed on ,
Monday, resuming schedule on
City Hall offices wjll be closed
Quota Is $750
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Kings Mountain's quota in the
annual Cancer Fund campaign
is $750. Mrs. George Allen, chair
man of the 1952 fund drive, an
nounced this week.
The fund campaign, a project
of the Senior Woman's club, will
begin next week.
Other members of the commit
tee an? Mrs. W, W. Toileson and
Mrs. J. H. Arthur.
Proceeds from the nation wide
campaign are used for research
in determining improved means
of discovering the disease and of
Mrs. Alien pointed .out that
cancer is the "Number 2 killer."
"Kings Mountain has always
met its quota and 1 feel it will
again." she said in making the
K. M. Florists
Sold On Monday
Mrs. Charlie Blalock and Mrs.
Donald Crawford announced sale
this week of Kings Mountain '
Florists to Mrs. Dean Spearman,
Mrs. Guthrie Hamrick and
George A. Hamrick.
The sale was effective Mohday.
The new owners will continue to
operate the business at its present
location on West Mountain street,
and Mrs. Blalock will assist the
new owners through the Easter'
season, it was announced. The
firm will continue' to operate un
der the same name.
Mrs. Blalock and Mrs. Craw
ford opened the florist three
St. Matthew's Plans
Four Easter Services
Special Easter services will be
held at St. Matthew's Lutheran
church, beginning Thursday ev
ening, according to announce
ment by the pastor. Rev. W. P.
Maundy < Holy > Thursday will
be observed at 7:30 p. m. with ;i
Holy Communion, with special
music by the high school girls'
Good Friday will be observed
with a special service, also be.
ginning aj 7:30, which will In- 1
elude the Passion Story, the pas
tor's meditation on "Calvary,"
and special music by the 50
voice high school mixed -horus.
Easter services will be held at
11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. The chur
ch will be decorated with, a me
morial garden of lilies and the
choir will sing three Easter an?
IN HOSPITAL '
I. Grady Patterson entered
Charlotte Memorial hospital
Monday for a general check up