City Limits 7.206
Trading Area 15,000
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Kings Mountain's RELIABLE Newspaper
VOL.62 NO. 26
Kings Mountain, N. C.. Thursday. June 26. 1952
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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. A total of $148.64 was col
lected from the city's parking
meters Wednesday according
to a report by the treasurer's
Miss Betty Ledford assumed
duties this week as office mana
ger of Kings Mountain Little
Theatre, 5lQ East King street.
Sunday night's union servi
ce for several uptown Kings
(Mountain churches will ibe
held at 8 o'clock at First Pres
byterian church, with Rev. W.
L. Pressly, pastor of Boyce Me
morial ARP church, delivering
the sermon. .
Kings Mountain business es
tablishments liable .to the
City's privilege license tax
schedule had purchased a to
tal of $1,696.77 in licenses
through Tuesday, according to
report of City Clerk Joe Hen
drick. Penalty applies on licen
ses not purchased by July 31.
B. N. Barnes, superintendent
of city schools, returned .to his
home Tuesday after undergo
ing an appendectomy at Kings
Mountain hospital recently.
Regular June meeting of the
board of school trustees, sche
duled on June 16, was postpon
ed because of his absence.
Mrs. M. A. Ware will direct
casting for the 25 speaking
parts of Sword of Gideon, Mrs.
Florette Henri's new Kings
Mountain battle drama.
Casting is to begin at the Little
Theatre office Thursday night.
The drama opens on August 21
at Kings Mountain National
Cleveland County's mobile
X-ray unit, purchased by citi
zens of the county through a
Jayc.ee ? sponsored drive, will
be located in Kings Mountain
Thursday. The unit will be in
front of Belk's Dept. Store and,
.will be open from 10 a. m. to
12 and from 1 p. m. to 4 p, rrv
for free X-raying of any per
son who wishes the service. .
M. L. Campbell, agriculture
teacher at Compact school, has
been re-elected chaplain of the
North Carolina Vocational Ag
riculture Teachers association.
The members ofthe associa
tion returned Sunday from a
week's tour of the Mid-West,
visiting on the trip the chief
agricultural areas of the area,
the University of Illinois, Chi
cago and Detroit.
C. E. (Bud) Warlick, Jr., left
by plane Saturday for Houston,
Texas, where he has joined the
iifm of Walter P. Moore, con
sultii^; engineer, as a design
er. He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. C- E. Warlick and recent
ly received a professional de
gree in civil engineering at N.
C. State college.
AT SCOOT CAMP
Members of Boy Scout Troop
2, St. Matthew's Lutheran
church, left Monday for a
week's stay at Piedmont Scout
Camp, Lake Lanier, Tryon.
Scoutmaster Don R. Blanton
and Assistant David Mauney,
accompanied the group.
Dr. George W. Plonk, now
completing a residency in sur
gery at Lakenau General hos
pital, Philadelphia, Pa., will
practice surgery in Raleigh!
members of his family learned
this week. Dr. Plonk, son of
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Plonk, will
go to Raleigh about August 1.
His wife is the former Margar
TO CHAPEL HILL
Mrs. Mary B. Goforth, mana
ger of the Kings Mountain
branch of the state Employ
ment Service, will go to Cha
pel HH1 Thursday for A three
day institute bring conducted
4>y the North Carolina Chapter
International Association at.
Public . Employment Service*
and the Institute of Govern
HOSPITAL BOARD OFFICIALS ? - C. C. Horn, left, Shelby lawyer, was re-elected chairman, and Hun
ter R. Nelsler, center. Kings Mountain textile executive, was elected ?Ice-chairman of the Cleveland
County board ol hospital trustees for 1952-53 at the meeting of the trustees at Brackett's Park June 18.
C. D. Blanton, right, was re-elected treasurer of the Kings Mountain unit. Mr. Noisier succeeds
L. Arnold. Kiser, who is completing a three-year term. At the meeting, the trustees discussed plans
for the ballding of a nurses' home for the Kings Mountain unit and empowered the Number 4
Township trustees to plan for its construction, if possible, during the coming fiscal year.
Set For S
Local Democrats |
Will Help Fill
Seat On Bench
Kings Mountain area Demo
crats return to the *polls Satur
day for second primary ballot
ing and the job will be an easy
Saturday's ballot for Cleveland
County voters will be one of the
shortest On record, with only two
two-man contests to determine,
that between two Supreme Court
judges, William H. Bobbitt, of
Charlotte, and R. Hunt Parker, of
Reidsville, for a seat on the state
Supreme Court. Both are candi
dates for hoth the short term and
the full eight-year term
Parker led the state- wide vot
ing in the May 31 primary, but
Bobbitt was the top-heavy local
Jack White, Kings Mountain
attorney and local manager of
the Bobbitt campaign, said his
only worry was in getting Dem
ocrats to vote. "I know Kings
Mountain people are for Judge
Bobbitt, as indicated by the first
primary voting, and I want ^o
urge them to be sure and stop by
the polling places Saturday," Mr.
Judge Bobbit has been seek
ing to advance his candidacy
via television this week and
speaks Thursday night over
WB-TV at, 9:30.
Polls will open at 6:30 a. m.,
and close at 6:30 p. m- Number
4 township polling places are: at
City Hall, EbSl Kings Mountain
precinct; at Victory Chevrolet
Company, West Kings Mountain
precinct; at Bethware school,
Bethware precinct; at Tate's
Drug Store in Grover, Grover pre
Fourth Polio Case
Hits Harry Family
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C. F. Harry, III, of Crover, son
61 Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Jfar
ry, is a patient in the Ashe
villo Orthopedic hospital re
ceiving treatment lor infantile
The boy, taken to the Ashe
?ille hospital Tuesday, is the
fourth member of the Harry
family to be felled by polio.
The case is the fifth reported j
in Number 4 Township during |
recent weeks. Other case occur- j
red in the Oak Grove commun
Ruth New Head
Oi Trade Gioup
Hilton Ruth, manager oi Belk's J
Department Store, has succeed- j
eel H. E. Lynch as' chairman of
the trade promotion committee ;
of the Kin^s Mountain Merchants
association. ? I
TIk appointment of Mr. Ruth !
was announced at the associa- j
tion's board of directors meeting: j
Monday. Mr. Lynch, who resign
ed from the committee, was re
placed by O. W. Myers. Other
member is Harold Coggins.
Other principal item of busi
ness at the meeting was discus- 1
sion between representatives of
civic and service organizations of
the city on erection of large road
signs, pointing out the advant
ages of the community* on the
principal highway approaches to
the city. All the groups Indicated
Interest in the proposal, which
was advanced by the Merchants
Baseball Veteran Charlie Ballard |
To Be Honored At Game Thursday
and Junior baseball
be honored a\ "Bal
?t Wilttl Tkandar
nun MMt the Lin
A large number of Kings
Mountain baseball fans are ex
pected to go to Shelby Thursday
night to join others in paying
honor to /"harlie Ballard, Kings
Mountain citizen and and veter
an Shelby first baseman.
Thursday night's Llncolnton
Shelby Western Carolina League
game has ' ibeen designated
"Charlie Ballard Night," a joint
promotion of the Shelby Farmers;
and the Kings Mountain Lions,
The Shelby clu.b mariagement
has volunteered to give the
Kings Mountain Lions club 30
percent of the receipts, after ad
mission tax deductions. Mem
bers of the Lions club are vend
ing tickets to the gam?, which
sell at 75 cents, the regular ad
Advance sale Is reported good
Ballard, In addition to his
summer duties as the adept
Shelby flrtt- baseman. Is owner
of Piedmont Wcalierette here.
His baseball duties began when
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Board Votes 3-0
To Accept $675 i
Ernst Audit Bid
The city board of commission
ers, by 3-0 vote, including that of
Mayor Garrand Still, accepted the
$675 bid of Ernst & Ernst, Wins
ton-Salem certified public accoun
tants, to a\idii the city's books
for the fiscal year 1951-52.
The action was1 taken at a call
ed meeting of the board Wednes
Other bid was from George H.
Emery & Company, of States
vvlle, who had bid $-150.
Irt seconding the motion of
Commissioner James Layton,
Commissioner OUand Pearson at
tacked the other members of the
board who were absent. He
charged that "they agree that
when one can't attend, none of the
others will attend". Mr. Layton
said Commissioner Lloyd Davis
has told him he had to be absent
due to Illness of his mother, but
that he favored retaining Ernst
& Ernst, which conducted last
year's audit, provided the differ
ential in cost were not too great.
The board discussed, without
action, the question of taxi trartr
chise fees. The city's franchise
fee is $50, but the attomc:- gen
eral in a recent opinion, ruled
that $16 was the maximum o'
lectible by a city.
To Give Blood
The blood collection committee
of the Kings Mountain Chapter,
American Red Cross, is borrow
ing a slogan from the highway
safety associations in promoting
the forthcoming July 3 visit of
the Red Cross Bloodmobile.
'The Life You Save May Be
Your Own", Rev. Vance Daniel,
chairman of the committee, said
in urging all citizens to visit the
bloodmobile station at the Wo
man's Club and thereby aid the
collection of a minimum of 200
pints of blood.
The bloodmobile unit will set
up at the Woman's Club from 11
a. m. to 5 p. m.
Highest previous collection Is
166 pints, which means more vol
unteers are required if the quota
is to be reached.
tetail personnel will get a half
holiday, a* usual, on Wednes
day, July 2, and a full holiday
on Jaly 4. according to the by
laws of tlx Kings Mountain
The directors of the associa
tion voted to cancel the regu-v
lar Wednesday half-holiday
Monday afternoon, subject to
a telephone poll of members
affected, but the majority of
the membership chose to close
Wednesday afternoon as usual,
Mrs. John H. Ltfwis, secretary,
Dan Huffstetler, association
president said the organisa
tion would conduct a pall with
in the near future to 'determine
possible revision of the asso
ciation holiday set-up, in re
spect to Wednesday half-holi
days during the .
Majority of Kings Mountain
Ware & Sons ?
With 'K Wheat
The big 30,000 bushel capacity
grain elevator at Ware & Sons
was virtually filled with 1952
crop wheat Monday, after open
ing for ihe season two weeks
M- A. Ware, who handles the
company's wheat 1 operations,
said farmer's reported a i- good
yield for the 1952 crop at froth
20 16 30 bushels per acre. The
national average for wheat pro
duction is slightly in excess of
16 bushels per acre.
Wheat has not tested out as
well as last year's crop, Mr- Ware
said, testing between 53 to 58
pounds per bushel,, after the first
day's intake, most of which test
ed 5S to 60 and qualifies for mil
ling wheat. Lower-test wheat is
used in feeds and sells for ap
proximately 10 to 12 cents lower
Mr.. Ware said that wheat is
accepted for storage now only
by appointment. Available space
is used up until quantities of
the current crop are sold or used.
The storage operation made a
busy .scene at the ? elevator last
weekend. A system of conveyors
take in the grain, move it to the
testing bin, then take it out to
the bin in which the particular
bach of wheat is to be stored.
Trucks were lined up to the road
waiting their turn to deposit
All elevators in the area are
full, according to recent press
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Kings Mountain's new bus ter
minal opened last Friday.
Paul Byers, manager of the ter
minal, said the first ticket, a
round-trip fare to Shelby, was
sold at mid-morning. It was the
first ticket sold at a terminal
here since February 16, 1950,
more than two years ago.
Mr. Byers said weekend ticket
sales, after the opening, were
Interior fixtures in the bus sta
tion are still not complete but are
rapidly being shaped up, Mr. By
ers said. Rubber tile Is being in
stallec. on the concrete floor, and
a lunch counter is to be installed
in the near future.
Heavy wooden .seats have been
installed to accommodate passen
gers waiting for busses, and on
Friday the busses, of Queen City
Coach Company and Atlantic
Greyhound Corporation, the two
operators through Kings Moun
tain, will be able to use the paved
drive ways and thereby begin of?
street loading and un-loading.
Bus station personnel includes
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Byers and
Mrs. L. L. Harnrick. The terminal
is presently operating on a sche
dule from 6 a. m. to 10 p. m. The
terminal telephone number is 27.
Mrs. Byers reported Wednes
day morning that many inquiries
are being received on bus sche
dules and fares to vacation areas.
The new terminal, located on
W. King street, was built by
Queen City Coach Company at a
total cost for lot and building of
Hears Walter Brown
Rev. Walter Broun, of Shelby,
addressed members of the Men's
Biible class of First Presbyterian
church at a supper meeting held
in the Fellowship Hall of the
<?hurch last Friday night.
J, W- Webster, class president,
preside-* nvo- .neettng atten
ded by 38 members and guests.
EN ROUTE HOME
-First Lt. E. M. Leopard, hus- \
band of Mrs. Virginia James
Leopard, for the pasf year pi
ano teacher at Central school, I
is en route ho<me from Korea, j
according to information re- ;
celved toy Mrs. Leopard. Lt.
Leopard went to Korea last
August, where he served with
an infantry counter-fire com- '
KlWAIflS TO MEET
Kings Mountain Kiwanla
clmb is to meet at 6:45 Thurs
day at Masonic dining hall.
Program has not been an
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Fund Totals $80
HOSPITAL BENEFACTRESS ?
Shown above Is a picture of the
1 late Miss Lottie Golorth taken
early in her life. The picture was
furnished the Herald by Mrs.
Clara Carpenter Phillips, of
Gaffney, S. C., a former Kings
Mountain citizen. Last week's
picture of Miss Goforth, benefac
tress of Kings Mountain hespi
tal, was supplied the Herald by
George Moss. The citizens of the
community are being invited to
make donations to a Lottie Go
lorth Portrait Fund, the portrait
to be placed at Kings Mountain
New officers of tlx* Kings
Mountain Lions 'club for the your.
1952-53 were installed Tuesday
night by Robert Cliciney. of Shel
by, Lions zone chairman.
Mr. Gidhey explained the <!u
ties of each office to each incom
ing official, congratulated them
on their election and urged them
to work to continue "the good re
cord" o I the Kings Mourtain
At the conclusion of the instal
lation rites, Sam Stallings, re
tiring president, turned over the
president's pin, the gavel and
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Asked To Honoi
Dr. O. P. Lewis, treasurer of
the Lottie Goforth Portrait Fund,
reported receipts on Wednesday
morning totaling $80.
Funds are being raised to
paint a portrait o I the late Miss
Lottie Goforth, for hanging at
Kings Mountain hospital. The
portrait will honor the person
credited with furnishing the im
petus for the building of the hos
pital, which has been opened
slightly more than <?ne year,
INliss Gofqrth willed her en
tire estate for the building of a
hospital. These funds, totaling
more than $33,000, were utilized
in the construction of the Lottie
Goforth Memorial wing, which
wafc officially opened last week
and added 12 beds to- the hospi
Su'mber I Township trustees
Of the hospital are JitvitVng con
tributions t.i the fund. 'lliough
.the full board <>f trustees vote?l
an appropriation to cover paint -
?Ji'g' iii a portrait of Miss Goforth,
it w as tfte opinion of Number J
Township trustees, , and others
who Knew her; that s*he would
nov lia\e approved use of lilspi
not have approved use of hospi
trait, ? * : ?
A fund of ,$600 Is sought for the
painting. Checks shouKl be
drawn to the Lottie Goforth Por
trait Fund and mailed or handed
to Dr. -Lewis.
by Dr. Lewis, who also served as
trustee of the Lottie Goforth Es
? Sad to Cotton- Mills $30
Mr and Mrs.
J. Ollis Harris $10
C. D. Blanton $10
L. Arnold Klser $10
George H. Houser $10
Martin Harmon $10
Former First Baptist
Dr. Walter Nathan Johnson,
77, former pastor of the First
Baptist church here, died in Ra
Dr. Johnson taught at Mars
Hill College for many years, and
made his homo at Mars Hill and
Raleigh after his retirement in
He also pastor of churches
at Warsaw, Weldon, , Rocky
Mount, Kaditi, Wake Forest and
Nachitoches, J^.a. He was secre
tary of missions for the Louisi
ana Baptist Convention and later
for North Carolina Raptist Con
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. j
Tlva Coppedge Johnson, and i
three daughters, Mrs. L. L. Mor- :
gan, Miss Gladys Johnson of Ra
leigh, Mrs. Paul Etheridge of At- j
lanta. Ga., and a son, Falk S. ;
Johnson of Evanston, 111.
Drawn Out Argument Causes Arrest
Of Jacob Burris On Forgery Count
Jacob Burrls, 30-year-old Ne
gro, is being held in City jail in
lieu of $1,000 bond on charges of
forgery, and Rainey Bess, ano
ther Negro citizen, is being helri
in lieu of $500 bond on charge of
aiding and abetting in forgery.
Police Chief S. R. Davidson
said that Burris had admitted
forging five checks on a number
of local people during the period
January 5 to May 3 He said that
Burris implicated Bess, but that
Bess denies any complicity in
the series of forgeries. :
Burris is charged with forging
checks on the folowing: Wray A.
VS'illlams. $30. Lee Roberts, '$23,
J. Bun Patterson, $"?2. and two
checks on George W. Mauney,
Four of' the checks were cashed
by local firms, Myers' Depart
ment Store, BaHber Grocery, A &
P Tea Company and Bridges
Hardware. Another check was
not cashed. Chief Davvjson said
it was presented for payment at
Eagle 5 & 10 Store, but when the
Saleslady went to ask the mana
ger's permission to cash it, the
forger, allegedly Burris, ran a
way, leaving the checfc on the
Burris' row with Daisy Shenek,
operator of a colored cafe, brou
ght his undoing. Burris, severAI
Weeks ago. had sought judgment
for $100 against the Shenek wo
man in magistrate's court, Chief
Davidson said, but the ruling
was agairtst him. Recently, in a
continuance of the dispute, Bur
ris wrote Mrs. Shenck a "nasty"
letter, which was turned over to
the police department. Chief .Da
vidson said the hand-writing on
the letter matched ?he hand
writing on the bogus checks.
Conducting the investigation
were Sheriff Haywood Allen.
Chief Davidson, and John Van
derford. SBI agent.
The chief said that Burris did
not mention Bess' name when he
allegedly admitted the forgery
Preliminary hearing for both
is scheduled for Monday's ses
sion of city court. <
Burris lives at 111 Tracy street
and has been employed by Bar
ger Construction Company of
Mooresville, r<?cently operating
at GaStonia. He was an employee
several years ago of two of the
men on whom he forged checks.
Mr. Williams and Mr. Mauney.
Plants To Close
Week Of 30th
Jfe'To\tiVfek; maJor,,y of the
Juk- i. , ' an,s sohO<lM>ing
JUI> ?n week vacations.
stoppages are not
called "vacations" j)ut
merely stoppages, but at least
i',,1l,S,uUI ?')(>rafo on reff.
?! n - e/'ulps, ; the variance in
Generally speaking there is
currently an optimistic tenor for
Improved business conditions in
toro for ,ho remainder .of.
but the improvement has
not yet been felt in all phases of
the textile . Industry.
K. Mauriey, reporting that
the Bonnie Mill would operate
next week, while Mauney Mills^
Inc., would not, said that de
mand for cotton yarn is much
heavier, but at prices still too
low to cover operating costs.
Frieda Manufacturing Com
pany. a Beaunit subsidiary, ori
ginally had planned a full
week's holiday but cancelled
plans early this week. Frieda ?*
will take a "long weekend" hoi
iday, closing at 7 o'clock the
morning of July -1th arid resum
? operations ' on Monday
morning, July 7. ?
Kings Mountain Manufactur
ini? Company,' reporting addi
tional receipt of orders. >wi!l op.
Orate oil its regular three-shift,
five (lay. schedule; ? , ? - ? ? ?
Ctaftspun Varus, Inc., will op
erate until the morning of the
lourth, the holidhy period fol
Major portion of Noisier Mills
Inc., will he closed for the week'
W'ith only scheduled operations
being in the finishing plant.
Others closing the week nf
Juno 30th are Park Yarn Mills
Sadie Cotton Mills, and Burling-'. 1
ton'., Phonix plant Mauney Hrs
iery Company will suspend op. .
orations at 11 o'clock Friday
night, resuming on July 7.
Slater Manufacturing Compa
ny had not set its policy Wednes
day hut expected to close for the
week, while Lamhet h Rope Cor
po rat Ion has scheduled a two
Several Kings Mountain ser
vice establishments, hove also .
announced plans for closing the
full week of June' 30. Ttiev aro
MeCurdy Cleaners . Dyers, Saun
ders Cleaners, Weaver's Clean
ers. Fife's Shoe Service and Cen
tral Beauty Shop Kin.rs Moun
! 1 in Lautujry expex'ts t <, > suspend
operations Wednesday, closing
for i he remainder of the week, as
does Herald Publishing House.
Elmer Lumber Company will
take a "long weekend," closim
July 4 and 5, as will the. First
National Bank, the latter accord-'
ing to proclamation of Governor
Many Kings Mountain Citizens
are planning trips to mountain,
L.M more ' distant points,
while others are anticipating a
week of rest at home
Power Rate Protests
L. M. Keever. electrical engl
neer with the North Carolina if
turtles commission, was In Kings
Mountain Wednesday to investi
gate protests of local textile con
cerns on the proposed Duke Pow
er Company rate Increase.
Protests had been filed to the
Utilities Commission, he said, by
Kings Mountain Manufacturing
Company. Mauney Mills, Irfc.,
Sadie Coton Mills, and Bonnie
Duke based its rate increase re
quest on a lowered earnings
claim. The increase was provi
sionally granted, but a re hearing
has been scheduled.
City taxpayers were rushing
this week to beat the dealine
of Monday, June 30, for pre
payment of 1952 tax bills in or
der to obtain the full two per
City Clerk Joe Hendrlck re
ported total collections throu
gh Tuesday of $8,156.40. By
Wednesday at noon, another
$1,176.48 hod been paid into
TTie discount rate on city
taxes drops, to one and ope
half percent after the close of
business Monday. Bills are fig
ured at the tentatively adopt
ed tax rate of Sl.fO per $100