City Limits 7.206
Trading Area . 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Flgurfs)
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VOL. 62 NO* 30 Sixty-Second Year
Kings Mountain. N. C.. Thursday, July 24. 1952
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Grand Jury Rules
City Jail Is Unfit
Rev. Earl Armstrong will be
guest speaker at the Burling
ton Baptist Mission located at
Phenix Mill Thursday night at
7:30. The public is invited to
attend this service.
Pfc. Ray Earl Brazeale, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ducker ol
Cleveland Avenue , Kings
Mountain, will arrive home
August 15. Pfc. Brazeale has
spent three years in Germany.
Parking meter receipts lor
the week ending Wednesday
noon were $153.30, according
to report from the city hall of
Sunday night's union serv
ice for five city congregations
will be held at St. Matthew's
Lutheran church with Rev. J.
H. Brendall, pastor of Central
Methodist Church, to deliver
Fifty - two Intermediate and
Senior girls attended Camp
Rotary Scout Camp at Gaston
ia for its two-week session,
which was to close Sunday.
Two girls attending from
Kings Mountain were Misses
Peggy Wren Craig and Anita
Rev. Clifford E. Kayes, Field
Representative of Trevecca Na
zarene College, will appear at
the First Church of the Naza
rene, Kings Mountain, on Sun
day, July 27, at 7:30 p. m.
Friends of the college are es
pecially Invited to attend this
service.. The Evangelarirs
Quartettee will also be present.
Miss Bessie Slmonton, well*
known retired teacher, suffer
ed a slight stroke of paralysis
at her home Sunday morning.
Her condition was reported un
changed Wednesday, and
members of her family said
she was not allowed to see
Members of the Kings Moun
tain Kiwanis club will see a
30-minute film at their regu
lar meeting Thursday night at
6:45 entitled "Highlights of
State College Basketball, " ac
cording to announcement by
Lewis Hovis, who arranged the
program for the meeting. The
club meets at (Masonic Dining
Kings Mountain citizens who
pay their 1952 tax bills by the
close of -business July 31 will
qualify for a discount of one
and one-half percent. City
Clerk Joe Hendrick also re
minded that penalties apply
to business firms which do not
purchase privilege licenses by
the close of business July 31.
Members of the Parks and
Recreation commission met at
City Hall Monday at 1 p. m.
and, among other items, ap
proved plans for the proposed
central recreation area to be
constructed on property to be
donated by Burlington Mills,
Inc. Committee was appointed
to study plans for a teen-age
club, with another meeting set
for August 4.
Direct irtT* of the Rings (Moun
tain Merchants association
will hoid their regular monthly
meeting Monday afternoon at
4 o'clock. They will consider
amending the association by
laws concerning holidays and
hear reports on the forthcom
ing Fall Fashion show. Presi
dent Dan Htfffstetler said yes
r ? ii 1 1?
Of City Jail
The city board of commissio
ners wbs meeting at 4 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon to review
the budget tentatively adopted
for the fiscal year 1952-53.
Principal change was expected
to be a re-allocation of funds
whereby a greater amount would
be earmarked for Improvements
to city jail, following recommen
dation by the Cleveland County
grand Jury on Tuesday that the
jail be condemned.
The tentative budget provides
$3,000 for this purpose, regarded
as insufficient to meet the neces
sary sanitary requirements
which include provision of sepa
rate. quarters for women priso-j
ners and improved sanitation fa
The board is scheduled to meet
Monday for final adoption of the
budget, as required by North
Second Paper Plans
The Kings Mountain News did
not publish an issue this week
and future plans of the publish
ing company are Indefinite, J. C.
Bridges, secretary of the Kings
Mountain Publishing Company,
"No paper will be published for
this week and plans are indefi
nite," Mr. Bridges said. He add
ed that Leonard Edge, editor and
publisher of the paper had been
relieved of his duties following
meetings of the stockholders last
weekend. Mr. Edge is to complete
his duties with collection of ac
counts owed the firm.
The Kings Mountain News was
first published on May 28. It fail
ed to publish an edition for the
regularly scheduled date of July
9, but distributed a 10-page edii
tion on July 16.
Mr. Bridges said the firm is
conversing with a possible suc
cessor to Mr. Edge.
Week To Begin
Youth Activities Week begins at
Central Methodist Church on Sun
day, July 27. The program will
start, each evening, Sunday
through Friday, at 6 o'clock with
a supper prepared by the Wo
man's Society of Christian Ser
Leaders for the week will be:
Teacher of Evangelism Work
shop for Seniors ? Jean Davis.
Teacher of Community Service
Workshop for Seniors ? Blenda
Honeycutt, Director of Christian
Education, First Baptist Church.
Teacher of Worship Workshop
of Intermediates ? Lou Harbi
son, student at Greensboro Col
lege, from Shelby.
Teacher of Community Service
Workshop for Intermediates ? D.
L. Parker, teacher, Kings Moun
B. S. Peeler, Jr., of Kings Moun
tain will lead group singing dur
ing the week. Speakers for the
senior group will be Bill Webb of
Shelby, Carl Edwards, of Ashe
vllle, Mrs. R. M. hauss, of Shelby,
Rev. Bill Klein of Kings Moun
tain, and Miss Joy Little of Den
ver, N. C.
On Wednesday evening at 7:30
the movie "DUST OR DESTINY"
will be shown to the group. The
public^ is Invited to fettend thi#
Funeral Rites Held
For Mrs. Marlowe
Funeral rites for Mrs. Mattie
Sasser Marlowe, 49, of Whitevllle,
sister-in-law of E. E. Marlowe of
Kings Mountain, were held July
13 at Old Dock Methodist church,
- Interment was in Shiloh Metho
dist church cemetery. ,)
Mrs. Marlowe died July 12, fol
lowing a three-year Illness. She
had suffered from a heart condt
i She Was the widow of Vivian
Marlowe, who died seven years
T?ro children survive.
To Beauty Event
Miss Barbara Matthews, dau
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene
Matthews and "Miss Kings
Mountain", will go to Winston
Salem Thursday where she will
vie for the state honor which
will carry a winner to Atlantic
City, N. J., for the annual "Miss
America" pageant in September.
Registration tor the state pa
geant will get underway, at the
Hotel 'Robert E. Lee in Winston
Salem Thursday morning and
beauties from all over the state
will be royally entertained dur
ing the three-day pageant. Re
hearsals and performances will
be held Thursday and Friday
afternoons and evenings when
the top 15 will be named, these
to participate in the finals Sat
urday afternoon and evening.
Following the> crowning Satur
day night oi "Miss North Caroli
na" and two runners-up, a dance
will Tje held, lor all contestants
and persons attending the pa
geant in the R. J. Reynolds high
school building* .
Miss Matthews was outfitted
by Kings Mountain Jaycees for
the contest with a new bathing
suit and evening gqwn. She will
stay in the Woman's dormintory
on the Salem College campus.
Mrs. C. J. Gault, Jr., will chap
erone Miss Matthews, due to the
recent ilness of Mrs. Matthews.
Central Methodist, First Bap
tist and Firfct Presbyterian young
people of Kings Mountain are
getting together this summer to
beat the heat with a series or
recreational outings In the even
The first of these will be a
street carnival on Piedmont St.,
the half block just south of Moun
tain St., on Thursday, July 24,
Penny booths will open at 7:30
p. m? and from then until 10 o'
clock contests, musical games,
and lemonade will be the order of
A committee of young people
from the First Baptist, Central
Methodist and First Presbyterian
churches is in charge of plans for
this event, and of other activities
that will be carried out during
the summer months.
Members of this committee are
Fern Barrett, Butchy Houser, Bud
Ware, Ann McKelvle, Ramona
Allen, Bill Briggs, Cornelia Dick,
Blenda Honeycutt, and Celia Ed
wards. All young people of Kings
Mountain are invited to attend
and participate in these events.
T.vo city policemen, Lt. W. P.
Shytle and Night Desk Sergeant
Rhea Barber, were dismissed
from the ? force last week by
Chief S. R. Davidson.
Chief Davidson said the two
men were discharged for "mis
conduct on duty." He did not
He said D. H. Street has repla
ced Shytle and that C. A. (Gus)
Huffstetler had replaced Barber*
Shytle was the Number 2 man
on the force, and, for a brief pe
riod, ' was designated "night
William Herndon, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Hemdon of Kings
Mountain has recently been dis
charged from the army, an
nouncement was made by his
Herndon, who hs^d been In RO
TC training at Fort Benning, Ge
orgia, was discharged because of
a dextra-cordla heart condition.
He plans to enter Davidson Col
lege in, the fall where he will be
Martin Harmon, publisher of
the Kings ' Mountain Herald,
was elected a director of the
North Carolina Press associa
tion at the 80th Annual con
vention of the organization at
Blowing Rock Saturday. He
was elected to fill the unexpir
ed one-year term of Weimar
Jones, publisher of the Frank
lin Press, iwho was elevated to
the vWe- presidency. Mr. Jones
succeeded Holt McPliersom.
managing editor of the Shelby
? N ? ' ? " '
NEW COACH ? John Charles, a
bove, former Lenoir Rhyne Col
lege all-state and all-North
State Conference tailback, has
accepted a teaching contract
here and will be an assistant
football coach. He replaces Jack
Sink, who entered the armed ser
vice at Fort Jackson. S. C.. on
To Succeed Sink
John Charles, former Lenoir
Rhyne College football star, was
added to the city schools faculty
Monday and will also .serve as an
The actipn, one of many, was
taken at the regular July meeting
of the Kings Mountain district
board of school trustees in ses
sion Monday at 7 p. m. at the
office of Dr. P. G. Padgett, who
presided in absence of A. K. Kin
cald. board chairman; and Mrs.
H. E. Lynch, vice chairman.
Trustees F. W, Plonk and J. R.
Davis were also present.
Coach Charles, who was on the
Valdese high school coaching
staff last year, succeeds Jack
Sink and will teach at East
The board formally approved
a previous selection of teachers,
awarding contracts to Mrs. Sue
Hord Moss, Miss Eleanor Settle
myre, of Drexel, grammar; Mifcs
Margaret Maftey, of HprSe Shoe,
primary; and Miss Ezella Mc
Cloud, of Winston-Salem, primary
department, Davidson school.
Seven teachers are needed to
complete the faculty.
The board turned down request
of Mrs. Burleen J. Bullock, of
Durham, Davidson teacher, for
a year's leave of absence. Super
intendent B. N. Barnes told the
board that no leaves of absence
had been granted in- the past.
Contract for the annual audit
was awarded to Geo. H. Emery &
Co., of Statesville.
The board accepted the resigna
tion of Mrs. Mary Ann Kerns and
temporarily appointed Miss Cath
erine Bolick as secretary and
Mr. Plonk told the board that
West Elementary school's P, T.
A. had recuested a clock alarm
system for the school and the
board agreed to see if arrange
ments for such a system could
The group discussed student
Insurance and the three mem
bers present agreed to serve on
a committee to investigate terms
of the several policies available,
including coverage for football
Mr Barnes reported that he
had been unable to get to Raleigh
to meet with the s<ate school buil
ding committee In reference to
the proposed Davidson elemen
tary school building construction
which was approved last spring.
Mr. George B. Hord attended
the annual convention of the
Carolinas association of Postal \
Supervisors in Ashevllle over
66 Local Citizens
Sixty-six Kings Mountain citi
zens took a Swipe at three leaders
of the ultra-liberal wing of the
Democratic party Tuesday, when
it filed a telegram to the North
Carolina delegation condemning
flje Monday night action of the
convention in instituting the -con
troversial "loyalty pledge" by
L. E. Abbott, cashier of the
First National Bank and past
president of the Kiwanis club,
furnished a copy of the message
to the state's delegation-. He said
he had not retained a listing of
the additional 65 citizens who col
laborated in sending the message.
Specifically the telegram con
demned the action of the conven
tion and fhe fchief proponents of
it. Senators Moody, of Michigan.
Humphrey, of Minnesota, and
Rep. Roosevelt, of New York.
Text of the telegram follows:
"On October 7, 1780 a small
band oi untrained men, with only
a knowledge that fair treatment
was not being given them, deter
mined to fight and die for the
right of the Individual expression
of their beliefs. When the whole
cause of the Revolution seemed
futile for the Continental Army,
these brave men rose to the oc
casion and by their efforts
brought about the turning point
of our early struggle for freedom
in this great-land of ours.
"We, the undersigned, residents
of this great Historical City of
Kings Mountain, deplore the ac
tions of those that seem to have
the National Democratic Conven
tion neatly tied in a bag and seem
ingly intend to cram the bag and
a lot of ideas foreign to freedom
loving people of this great Re
public down the throats of the
delegates at this convention It
appears to us that it is now high
time for the mountain men of
the Carolinas, Virginia. Georgia,
and other great Southern States i
I to unite to crush a false and mis
leading ideology that seems to
be sweeping the .National Demo
cratic Party. We in the South love
our freedom, and we feel that
there are enough brave men also
In this year of 1952 to start a
turning point again in our great
"It appears to these mountain
men or 1952 that the National j
Democratic party, as it is now
controlled, is fdr from the prln-J
clples of democracy that our fore
bears fought and died for, and we
want to go on record as condemn
ing the action taken last night ir
the city of Chicago. We feel thf.t
the Roosevelt. Humphrey, and
Moody clique need to tell the A
merican people that they are
Democrats only' to the extent of
getting power and that the gov
ernment under their leadership
will never be by the people but
by the favored few.
"1952 will be an eventful year
in the life of our great country.
We love America. America is
worth fighting for, and we. there
fore, urge you to exert ev^ry ef
fort to stand tip for the rights of
the people. Our government
should be a government of the
people, by the people, and for
Memhets of the Kings Moun
tain 1.16ns cli>b heard a report
from Rev. J. H Brendall, on the
recent convention of Lions In
ternational at the regular
meeting of the club Tuesday
night. Mr. Brendall was a del
egate to the convention, re
presenting the local club.
Kings Mountain National Gnazd
Gets Highest Rating On Amy Test
Kings Mountain's National
Guard unit, officially known as
Headquarters & Headquarters
Company, 3rd Battalion, 120th
Infantry Regiment of the 30th
Division, returned Sunday from
Port McCleMan, Ala., and the
annual two-week summer en
Capt flumes Houston, com
mander of the local company,
said the unit obtained the high
est rating attainable in a field
test conducts by the IMrd Ar
my. The unit came home with a
rating of "high excellent*'
On the problem, the Kings
Mountain unit, a communica
tions company, laid 12 miles of
wire in the short time of two
hoUrs, 40 minutes. Capt. Hous
ton reported, adding, "twelve
mtfles of wire Is no small
Capt. Houston said National
Guard enlistment are open to
young men 17 1/2 years of age,
and fie Invited them to enlist in
the Guard. He pointed out that
membership in the National
Guard . automatically exempts
men from duty in the armed
force* selective service.
On "Split Term"
J. B. Ellis, chairman of the
Grover school committee, said
Tuesday that a minority of Gro
ver school patrons are objecting
strenuously to the decision ' of
the school committee In aban
doning the "split term" this
Grover school did not open
Monday for the usual split or
summer session, as did all other
county .schools with the except
tion of Park Grace and Dover.
Mr. Ellis said the opponents
of the change "are in the minor
ity, but are qiiite vocal."
"I have a stock answer," he
continued. "In the first place, the
polio quarantine was on and in
sufficient time remained to no-,
tify teachers to arrive for school
opening. Otherwise, I reply that
Grover school's situation is
somewhat different from some
other county schools, for about
75 percent of the school popula
tion lives in. Grover where there
is no wish at ali for the summer
term. .For many yearn, the ma
jority has heen penalized to ac
commodate the wishes . of the
He said the principal objection
was being voiced by1" farmer pa
Irons of the Grover school.
Held Last Sunday
The Hambright Reunion will
be held in October, Instead of
in July*, according to action at
the annual clan-gathering hold
at Antioeh Baptist church last
Next reunion is set for October,
Some 250 persons gathered for
the a ridal afair Sunday. J. Hor
ace Grigg, county schools super
intendent spoke on "Origin of
Names" and Mfs. F. R. Summers
traced the history of Col. Fred
erick Hambright from the time
of his arrival in the United Sta
tes at the age of 11 until his
death in 1817.
The event started at 11:30 and
a picnic dinner was served.
Officers elected for the coming
year were J. D. Hambright, of
Clover, S. C-, president; Tracy
Ferguson, of York, S. C., first vice
president; Marriott Phifer, sec
ond vice president; Mrs. Gertrude
Grain, of Tigersville, S. C. histo
rian; and Mrs Summers, assistant
historian.. J. Oltie Harris was re
elected secretary and Mrs. Flora
Sims of Sharon. S. t'.,. was re
Three accidents have been re
ported by the city Police Depart
mei' occurring In the past -few
C'lifton McFarland, of Tennes
see and James Spake of route 1,
Grover, collided at West King
and Watterson street Monday.
McFarland. driving a tractor,
had stopped at the stop light, as
the Spake car collided into the
rear bumper of the tractor. Lit
tle damage was done to the Mc
Anne Brown Derr of Atlanta.
Ga.. was traveling south on
highway 161 and ran into slick
pavement, where it had just
rained, causing the car to slide
off the road and across the side
ditch. Damage was estimated at
$100 to the two steering rods, left,
rear fender, and bumper. Ed
Martin, investigating officer,
made the investigation at the
garage of the. Victory Chevrolet
James Bachariat) Hurdle of
Lexington and Linwood Hoke of
Dallas collided at West King
street on July 20. Hoke, who was
parked along side of the curb
headed west, was run into by the
car operated by Hurdle. After
the impact Hurdle skidded side
ways about 21 feet and the Hoke
car was knock about 118 feet.
Davis Trio To Sing
At Patterson Grove
' Revival services at Patterson
Grove Baptist church are contin
uing, with the blind Davis Trio,
of Gastonla, to present special
music at the service this evening
(Thursday) at 8 p. m.
Rev. C. C. Crowe, pastor of Mt.
Sinai and Oak Grove Baptist
churches, Is conducting the ser
vices each morning at 10:30 a.
m. and each evening at eight
Rev. John J. Thorrtburg, Patter
son Grove pastor has Issued an
Invitation to the public to attend
the revival services.
Riser Will Oiler
A former Kings Mountain
citizen will be seen on the tel
evision screens of the notion
Thursday night, when Rev.
William A. Kiser, pastor of
Gethsemane Lutheran church
of Cicero. 111., prays the invo
cation at the opening of the
Thursday evening session of
the Democratic National con
Mr. Kiser is a brother of
Miss Lticy Kiser, of . Kings
Mountain, and an uncle of L.
Arnold Kiser and A. S. Kiser.
Rev. Mr. Kiser's appearance
will add to . the convention in
terest of Kings Mountain citi
zens, many of whom report
they have tuned in on all of
the convention, either by ra
dio or via the television screen.
J. C. Brakefield, of Clover, S.
C.. has succeeded George Quick
as manager of Rainwater Furn
iture Company here.
The change was effective Mon
Mr. Quick .lias accepted a po
sition with Held Electric Com
pany, of Rock Hill, S, C.
Mr. Brakoficid has been asso:
elated, with the Rainwater firn\
for the . pi n Ti i i' 11 1 1 1 1 ? one-half
years, having previously been
associated \^ith Rainwater stor
es in Clover \and Gastonia. Be
fore the firm opened in Kings
Mountain, Mr. Brakefield was a
Kings Mountain area route sal-1
esman from the Gastonia store.
A veteran of navy duty in
vVorld War II, he served a?board
a communications flag . ship.
Married, he is the father of a
ten-year-old girl He expects to
commute between his home at
Clover and his work here.
Many Needed To Fill
Drama Acting Roles
Change of dates of The Sword
of Gideon, historical drama of
the Battle of Kings Mountain,
has necessitated virtual re-casting
of the Floret te Henri play, ac
cording to Mrs. M. A. Ware, di
Work in recasting is almost
complete, she said, but many per
sons are needed to fill non-speak
ing parts in the cast. -
Persons wishing to take part in
the production, to begin at Kings
Mountain National Military Park
amphitheatre oil September 11
are urged to contact Mrs. Ware
or the secretary at the Little
Bess Is Freed,
Jacob Burets, Kings Mountain
Negro, was sentenced to 18
months in jail in Cleveland Su
perior Court, after being found
guilty on charges of forgery.
Kainey Bess, another Kings
Mountain Negro, also charged
with forgery after he was impli
cated by Burris, was freed when
the grand jury returned "no true
bill" on the charges lodged again
Betty Vance Sixth
In Essay Contest
Word has been received here
by Mrs. R. F. Elam that their
granddaughter, Betty Vance, dau
ghter of Prof. and. Mrs. Zeb B.
Vance of Mercer University, Ma
con, Georgia, has been awarded
sixth place in the nation in a
citizenship essay contest sponsor
ed by the Clvitan Club.
More than 30,000 essays from
all over the United States were
submitted to the judges. Miss
Vance had previously won first
place in the contest for th? city
of Macon and first place for the
state of Georgia. She is an honor
graduate of Miller High School
In Macon and plans- to enter Mer
edith College In Raleigh in the
fall. This summer she is serving
as junior counsellor and assistant
waterfront director at Camp
Highlands for Girls near Macon.
Miss Vance recently won a $50
prize for her essay entry In a
contest conducted by Veterans of
Farthing; Next ;
Term In October
Charges of misconduct In office
against three, city commissioner?
were continued to the October
terrn.of Cleveland Superior Court
by Judge J. H. Clement Tuesday,
The cases, one a joint indict
ment against 'Commissioners C.
1'. Harry, B. T. Wright, an<i L. E.
Davis, and another ease against
Commissioner Davis alone, had
been calendared for this term of
court, which was adjourned Wed
nesday morning about 11:1$.
The continuance brought an
immediate protest from Mayor
? Jarland .Still, who had pressed
the charges, and who blamed So
licitor Jim Farthing, of I.enoir.
With delaying the actions. Mr.
Farthing told the Herald by tele
phone early Wednesday after
noon that he had nothing to do
with .the continuance, and added
that Judge Clement, who will al
so preside over the October term,
had told him both cases would
be tried in October.
A. A. Powell, Shelby attorney
retained by Mayor Still to aid the
prosecution, said that the prose
cution was. ready to try the case
against Mr. Davis,, but was not
ready to try the ease involving
the three commissioners, due to
the absence of SHI Agent Jessup,
busy at. Whjteville giving' evi
dence in the trial of the Ku Klux
THan cases. Mr. Powell said that
Agent Jessup had investigated
both cases, but that his presence
was not regarded as absolutely
required in the case involving Mr
"Mr. Jessup investigated both
cases at the suggestion of the So
licitor. I was assured that the
cases will he tried in October."
Mr. Powell said. He added that
he attributed the failure to try
the cases to the fact that the doc
ket was completed much quicker
than had been expected.
John Maboney, attorney for
Commissioner Davis said he
knew of no reason for the con
tinuance, adding,* "We were
Mayor Still attacked Solicitor
Farthing in this written state
ment Is Solicitor James Farth
ing fit- to hold public office? Why
has he delayed the trial of Kings
Mountain court cases for almost
a year? Is it because he is- a very
close friend of Kings Mountain
?politicians? What is the differ
once between the Caudle case
and the K.mhin^ case In. fny
opinion there is none ..."
Specifically, the three commis
sioners are charged with can
celing a debt lawfully due the
city, while Mr. Da%'is is charged
vrith trading with, himself.
Square Dance Class
Set Saturday Night
Another square dance class
will be conducted at Phenix
Plant, Burlington Mills, inc., re
creation hall Saturday night at
8 p. m.
Announcement was made by
Bruce Thorburn, Phenix recrea
Members of the famous Cram
erton <;mtfham square dance
team will be present to assist in
the instruction of Phenix youth ?
in the art of square dancing.
Up To $271
Contributions to th? Lottie
Goforth Portrait Fund increas.
ed by $33 during the past
week, according to report of
Dr. O. P. Lewis, treasurer of tbe
fund. It now totals $271.
Contributions are being in
vited from citizens of Number
4 Township and others to hon
or -the late Miss Goforth, who
willed her entire estate for the
building of a hospital here.
These funds were utilised In
the recent addition to Kingi
Contributions should bo given
to Dr. Lewis.
Dr. Lewis' statement through
Wednesday noon follotrs;
acknowledged ' $234
J. W. Timberlake,
New York 10
Carl F. Mauney 15
Mrs.' J. O. Plonk S.
Allen's Flower Shop 10
Total to date $271