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City Limit* 7.206
Trading Area 15.000
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Kings Mountain's RELIABLE Newspaper
VOL 62 NO. 39
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Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, September 25, 195/
PRICE FIVE CENTS
ARCHITECT'S DRAWING OF NURSE'S HOME ? Above is an architect's sketch of the proposed nurse's home for Kings Mountain hos
pital, for which bids will be invited ***on by the county hospital board of trnstee.s, following approval of the project by the North
Carolina Medical Care commission. Plans for the nurse's home were drawn by V. W. Breeze and Associates. Inc., Shelby architectural
Regular meeting of OES will
be held Friday night at eight
o'clock in Masonic Hall, ac
cording to announcement by
Mrs. Louise Martin. All mem
bers are urged to attend the
meeting, she said.
RETURNS TO DOTY
Corporal James W. (Jim)
Cobb left for his base at Indi
an Springs, Nevada, on Mon
day after spending a two
week furlough with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Cobb,
212 S. Pied-morU avenue.
WOW SQUARE DANCE
The Woodmen of the World
will sponsor a fish fry (or
chicken) and square dance at
Buffalo Fish Club on Shelby
road Saturday night at 7:30 p.
m. The public is invited to at
tend, Ray Smifh. who made
the announcement,' said.
Bruce Thorburn. Kings Moun
tain football official, was re
cently elected vice-president of
the North State Football Offi
cials Association. 300-member
group that works most high
school games in the western
half of the state.
X-RAY UNIT KERE
The Cleveland County Mobile
X-Ray unit will be located in
Kings Mountain on Thursday
at the usuaj up town location,
in front of Belk's Dept. Store
The unit will be open from 10
a. m. to 12 noon, and from 1
until 4 p. '.fti. and ail citizens
are urged to visit the machine
for free cfiest X-Rays.
A quilt sale, sponsored by
the Young Married Women's
class of Patterson G*ove chur
ch will toe held at Patterson
Grove school Saturday, Sep
tember 27, beginning at 5:00
o'clock p. m. Other handmade
articles, hot dogs, icecream,
cake, pies, cold drinks, will be
sold. Proceeds win go to the
building fund of the church.
St. Matthew's Church
To Install Ofiicers
Officers and teachers will 'be
installed at the morning service
tn St. Matthew's Lutheran chur
ch Sunday, The following have
been elected to serve the coming
year: Supt. Joe Hedden; Junior
Supt.. Mrs. Helen Blanton; Be
ginners. Mrs. Jacob Cooper; Nur
sery, Mrs. Mary Mauney; Secre
tary, James Simpson; Assistant,
Secretary, Johnny Kerns, Otis
Falls, Jr.; Piftnlsts,' Mrs. Aubrey
Mauney, ?h!rley Houser, and
Teachers: Mrs. Clauston Bum
gardner, Dan Finger, Dr. Robert
Baker,' Mrs. W K. Mauney, Mrs.
J. E. Herndon, Mrs. Jacob Maun
ey. Mrs. R- L. Plonk, Mrs. Robert
Allen, Mrs. Carl Mauney, Mrs.
Arnold K'.ser, Ruth Randall, El
len Medlln, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Summers, ,|and Jacob Oooper.
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To Add Modem
Plans for a 13-bed, eight-room
nurse's home for the Kings
Mountain hospital plant have
been approved by the North, Car
olina Medical Care Commission,
and bids on the home will be In
vited in the near future, accord
ing to announcement this week by
the hospital board of trustees.
The nurse's home is to be con
structed on Juniper street on the
northwest corner of the hospital
nroperty and will be of modern
design and brick, fire-proof con
struction, conforming to the ar
chitecture of the hospital itself,
i Plans for the nurse's home were
drawn by V. W. Breeze & Associ
ates, Inc., Shelby architectural
firm. The architect's estimate of
cost is $40,000, with the funds to
be supplied jointly by the federal
state and county governments.
Construction of the nurse's
hoine will round out the major
construction on the Kings Moun
tain hospital platit, which has
been in operation for about IS
months. Recent opening of the
Lottie Goforth Memorial wing
ghve the hospital a 3frbed patient
A number of Kings Mountain
Methodists went to Charlotte
Wednesday for the opening of the
annual Western North Carolina
As is customary, particular in
terest is being evidenced in the
conference's ministerial assign
ments, with Rev. J. H. Brendall,
pastor of Central Methodist
church, not expected to return,
since he is completing his fourth
year hs pastor of the local church.
Rev. B. W, Lefler is completing
his first year as pastor of Grace
i . B. S. Neill is delegate from Cen
tral church, while Mrs. J. E. Mau
ney is the delegate from Grace
Band Fund Total
Reported At $550
Contributions to the city
schools band fund now total
S550, Chairman L. E. Abbott
The amount includes S400 in
hand and an additional S150
reported, Mr. Abbott said. Re
ports from most soliciting
groups are incomplete, he add
The street concert conducted
last Thursday by the Rhythm
Kings resulted in donations of '
S36.12 to the fund. Minimum
goal of the fund is SI, 500, and
indivirt'.mlo are asked to for
ward contributions to Mr. Ab
Barry Won't Run
For Bocrd Again
C. P. Harry, Ward 4 commis
sioner, Will not seek re-election
next May, according to a state
ment he made at the meeting of
the cLtv board of commissioners
Monctay night, and which he con
firmed following the meeting.
During a discussion between
Mr." Harry and Commissioner Ol
land Pearson. Mr. Barry said,
The statement came during a
board discussion on results of
last, week's Court action to re
strain the activities of the city
administrator , and following a
statement by Mr. Pearson calling
for the resignation of City Ad
Mr. Harry heatedly remarked,
"This has been hashed over and
hashed over again."
Mr. Pearson replied that he
(Pearson) haul run for office on
an anti-city manager ticket and
invited Mr. Barry to offer himself
Mr. Barry replied, "...I'm
Mr?. Eugene Matthews re
turned home Sunday, from
Edgewood Sanatarium, Orange
burg, S. C., where she has been
a patient for the past several
Bennett Awarded Contract To Build
New St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
C. T. Bennett Construction
Company was awarded the con
tract for the building of the new
St. Matthew's Lutheran church,
by unanimous decision of the
church building committee Tues
The Bennett Company was a
warded the general contract,
which is exclusive of organ erec
tion, installation of pews and ot
her specific items, at $178,000. The
contract also includes recapping
of the church parish house with
limestohe, to conform in appear
ance to the new church, and the
removal of the present church
Work on dismantling the pre
sent structure is expected to be
gin toon, and the construction
work is expected to require about
Architect for the new St. Mat
thew's Lutheran church Is J. Fre
derick Lawson, now of Winston
Salem, and an InternationaJly
known architect. Mr. Lawson Is
architect for the building of the
new Wake Forest college plant
Members t>f the St. Matthew's
Lutheran church building commit
tee are W. K. Mauney, D. C. Mau
ney, Dr. J. P. Mauney, Dr. W. L.
Mauney, Mrs. F. K. Summers,
Mrs. J. E. Herndon, Mra. L. P.
Baker, Mrs. Helen R. " Blanton,
George W. Mauney, Dan M. Fin
ger, Glee E. Bridges. Clyde Kerns,
RAy Cline, Carl F. Mauney, R. L.
Plonk and L. Arnold Klser.
Total cost of the new church
will exceed $200,000.
First of a series of ten pro
grams, designed to promote un
derstanding of children and eli
mination of problems interfering
with their educational progress,
will be held Tuesday evening at
7:30 at Central School auditori
Announcement of the series,
which the public Is - being urged
to attend, was made by Miss Alice
Averitt, teaching consultant in
the city schools.
Tuesday evening's program will
include the socio-drama "Do W?
Have Problems?", a motion pic
ture film depicting the guidance
problem of a second grader, to be
followed by an open forum dis
cussion. The socio-drama commit
tee includes I: B. Goforth, Jr..
Miss Helen Logan, and Mrs. Au
drey M. Pajje.
Planning committee for' the
nine-program series, continuing
through November 25. includes
I. B. Goforth, Jr., Mrs- Josephine
Weir, Miss Helen Logan, Mrs.
Audrey M. Page, Mrs. Winnie M.
?Still. Mrs. It'?alie Suber. D L.
Parker, Mrs. Made L. Covington,
Mrfc. J. II. Thomson, Mrs. C. Q.
Rhyne and Howell Lane.
"The purpose of . the study,".,
Miss Averitt said, "is to identify
and eliminate insofar as possible,
any probjem that might inter
fere with the child's progress and I
adjustments in school. Parents
arc urged to take advantage of
this study. Such a coufte will off i
er a bridge by which the home
and the school may work togeth
er more effectively lor the good
of the child. The public is urged
to attend all those meetings."
Three consultants will aid in
the institute. Dr. J. II. Oswalt,
associate professor of education
of Davidson college; Dr. Robert
Dyer, of Gardner- Webb college ;
and Miss Ella Stephens . Barrett,
of the state department of public
The program for the nine
meeting series will include lect
ures. films demonstrations, dis
cussions and dramatic skits,
i Second in the series of programs
jis scheduled for October 9, and
will feature a lecture by Dr.
: Ostwalt on "Children's Behavior
Problems." in addition to. a film
jon the development of mental
health in the home.
Other programs are Scheduled
as follows: October 14, tat 3:30
p. m.? " Learning to Understand
Children '. two filpis on diag
nosing and remedying children's
problems; On October 23, a lect
ure by Dr. Dyer on "Emotions
and How They Grow"* October
1 28. - a lecture by Miss Barrett on
"Guidance in Personality Devel
opement Through Currieular Ac
tivities"; on November 6, class
room demonstrations on person
ality development through cre
ative activities and through hu
man relations classes; on Nov
ember 11, a play is to be given
by the West school seventh grade
on November 20, a play to be
presented by the high school
home economics department; and
on November 25, a panel discuss
ion, directed by Mrs. Weir, on the
subject "Do We Solve Problems?"
GOING TO GEBMAIfT
Sgt. W. L. McMaekin, 'Jr.,
son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Me
Mackln. has been assigned to
duty with the army in Germa
ny and is now in New York a
waiting transportation to his
Out Of Surplus
The Board of commissioners
transferred 525,000 from its sur
plus balance at June 30 to the
current budget Monday night, to
replace anticipated revenue lost
through a previously approved
slash in city power, rates.
Specifically, on 3-0 vote, the
board transferred $3,782.10 to the
street department budget to pay
the excess over the original $25,;
000 contracted for street re-sur
facing with Taylor Construction
Company, and $526.52 to pay for
additional expanse over original
estimate on construction of new
bleachers at City Stadium. The
remainder was placed in the. con
tingency fund for future assign
ment to particular budgetary
Commissioner Olland Pearson
abstained, remarking, "One way
to re balance the budget is to put
back the cuts in power rates."
Commissioner James Lay ton, pre
sent early in the meeting, had
left the session.
In other actions, the board:
1) Received from S. Leigh VVil
son, attorney with the North Car
olina League of 'Municipalities; a
code book of city ordinances since
1911. , ?
2) Authorized paymeht of a $51
statement from lite state Utilities
commission for transcript of tes
timony in the natural gas hear
3) Authorized installation of a
street light near. the M. E. Hope
4) Authorized payment to Mrs.
Sallie Fulton of $200, as damages
to her property on the opening of
North' Cansler street. (The city
action was by previous agree
ment and supplemented $300 paid
by the state highway commis
5) Authorized re-surfacing by
the city street department of por
tions of Piedmont avenue and E.
Parker, Ridge, City, and Watter
6) Authorized a pay increase to
$G0 per week for Ernest Martin,
7) Designated Arnold Falls,
formerly, in the street depart
ment; as' city receiving clerk at
a salary of $55 per Week.
S) Accepted the resignation of '
Kelly Dixon as city building in
9) Authorized payment of $33
in witness fees, assessed the city |
in civil action against the city
decided last Thursday."
10> Set up a finance, committee,
including Commissioners DaVis,
Pearson and Barry, to approve
for payment city accounts over
$100, and to serve as a city pur
lit Authorized the mayor to J
countersign city checks. .
12) Authorized retaining of a
surveyor for a survey of severil
streets to determine whether suf
ficient rights-of-way are obtain
able for improvements to the
Members of the Kings Moun
tain Kiwanis club nominated l>r. j
D. F. Hord. Jr., to 'serve as presi- J
dent for the year 1953 at their
meeting last Thursday night.
Nominees 'or other offices in
First v ire- president, Paul
Mauney and Giee K. Bridges.
Second vice - president, J. C.
Bridges' and Dr. W. P. Gerber
For seven directorships. John
C. Smathers. David Neill, Charles
Nelsler, M. A. Ware. I.. A. Hoke.
B. N. Barnes. L Arnold Kiser, B
S. Peeler, Sr.. Dr. O. P. Lewis, J
E. Herndon, R. L. Mauney and
Arnold W. Kincaid.
T|>e election will be conduct
ed at the meeting of the club on
Howard To Resume
Grady Howard. Kings Moun
tain businessman recently re
leased from active duty with the
Marine Corps, will resume his
position as Metropolitan Life In
surance Company agent 'n Kings
Mountain next Wednesday.
Mr. Howard replaces Charles
Connor, who has served as Kings
Mountain agent for the past 18
months. Mr. Connor Is being
transferred to Llncolnton.
Mr. Howard joined Metropoli
tan as Kings Mountain agent in
1946. A World War II veteran, he
was recalled to active duty with
the marines early In 1951.
Crowds At Drama
Author To Attend
Mrs. Florette Henri, of New
York City, author of "Sword of
Gideon", is expected to attend per
formances this weekend at the
amphitheatre at Kings Mountain
National Military park as the pro
duction begins its third week
B. S. Peeler, Jr., president of
the Kings Mountain Little Thea
tre, sponsors of the battle drama,
made the announcement. Mrs.
Henri is scheduled to arrive at
Charlotte airport at 3 p. rh. Fri
day, along with her husband, Ray
mond Henri, New York advertis
ing executive, and "their son. .
Arrangements are being made
to greet the Henri's at the air
port, lie said. They will bo guests
of Mr, and Mrs. J, W. Atkins, of
Gastbnia, during their stay. ? J
In attending "Sword of Gideon"
Mrs. Henri will be breaking a cus
tom of long standing. She was Un
able. to attend the performance
of her first play "The Earl of Sur
rey" when it was presented in
California in 1936, and the play
Was awarded the coveted Max
well Anderson award. Since that
time she has not attended any of
her plays, and ali of them have
been successes. Another of her
plays received a runr.er up award
in the same Maxwell Anderson
award contest sponsored by the
Dramatists Alliance. She said,
"I'm not superstitious about it
though." People Who have seen
the drama about the Battle of
Kings Mountain feel that there
is no reason for the author, to.
fear breaking her tradition at
this date. The drama had already
proven itself a success.
Mr. Peeler, general manager of
the production, said "We are hap
py and proud that Mrs. Henri is
coming down to See t!." nlay. We
feel that she in turn Will be pleas
ed at the way "Sword of Gideon"
has been brought to the stage.1'
Three performances of the dra- j
ma were presented last week, ;
with the largest crowd of the sea- 1
son on hand for the Saturday
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(Guernsey breeders throughout
the area bid more than $27,000
for the 96 registered animals of
(tie Archdale farms herd, sold
at auction last Thursday.
P. M. Neisler, treasurer of
Neisler Mills, owner of Archdale
Farms, said he had- not received
final sale totals from Sal ley Sales
Service, which conducted the sale,*
but that the figure of $27,000 was
The reigstetvd herd was sold,
following announcement that the
dairy was ' discontinuing whole
sale add retail sale- of milk.
DRAMA TROOPER ? Little Miss
Charlotte Harrill. above, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Har
rill, can be seen in "Sword of
Gideon," drama of the Battle of
Kings Mountain, as one of the
Sato of McMackin's Esso Ser
vice to Marshall Gore will be con
summated .Saturday, according tq
joint announcement this week by
Mr. Gore and VV. L. McMackln.
Mr. McMackiri will terminate
bis duties at the firm, located on
Battleground Avenue, at the close
of business Saturday.
Mr. Gore, for the past nine
months a salesman with Mar
lowe's, auto accessory and appli
ance firm, said be would operate,
the business under the trade
name of Gore's Esso.
Mr. MeMackin has operated the:
business for the past two years.
Call Is Issued
For Plane Spotters
A minimum of four additional
airplane spotters is needed for
the Kings Mountain cnjl defense
organization, ? Ollie Harris, civil
defense cllail n an, said yesterday.
He asked that persons willing
to serve . as volunteer aircraft
spotters contact Tod Gamble or
Jim Lybrand at the City Hall
fire station. Both Mr. Gamble anil
Mr. Lybrand are no& serving as
Dr. J. G. SpFjift, Duike univer
sily professor, will- address ,
members, ?>f the Ki.ng.s "Moun
tain KiWanis club Thursday
night on the subject "Two De
cades of Discovery its Para
psychology." Dr. Spratt will.,
speak on a pro, run arranged
t>y the clubs attendance com
mittee of which L Arhojd Ki
ser is chairman The chtb cop*
venes at Masoivie Dining Hall
at 6:13 Thursday evening.
Both Sides Claim Victoiy Alter
Court Judgment In Civil Action
Both sides claimed victor i-.
the civil Action against the city
lodged by Ollene Ross and oth
er citizens, following judgment
handed down J>y Judge A. R.
Crisp in Cleveland Superior Court
The judgment was issued after
agreement by both parties to
forego a hearing by Jury.
Technicajly, the petitioners,
represented by Peyton McSwain,
appeared to win the suit, the,
judge issuing a restraining or
der to prevent City Administra
tor M. K. Fuller from acting as a
City Manager or performing any
ministerial functions not specif-,
ically delegated by th'e board of
commissioners or by the mayor,
and the city was ordered to pay
certain court costs.
But the defendants, represen
ted by Davis and White, also
claimed victory, taking the posi
tion that the city administrator
had not assumed .any undue au
It was a loss for some among
the petitioners vVho had hoped to
restrain the employment of Mr,
Fuller, or other person, in the
Key word in |he judgment is
'?ministerial." the judgment li
mjitng Mr. -Fuller to i/crformancc
of "purely ' ministerial" duties.
Thai there is considerable ques
tion aii to !li,> legal definition
was indicated Monday n i t? h t at
the , commissioners' meeting.
Mayor Garland -Still and Com
misSioner ( Hlaiiii Pearson stafed
objections to many particular
duties other members of the
hoard felt' the city administra .
tor can- legally perform. The re
suit was (hat City Attorney J. H
Davis was instructed to make a
tvheok of the statutes and report
to the board at its special meet
ing next Tuesday night particu
lar functions the city admini
trator may exercise.
While all the commissioners
and the mayor technically were
defendants in the action, the
mayor and Commissioners Pear
son and Layton had not denied
, To hieet the requirements of
the judgment, the board, which
had last summer delegated the
hiring and firing authority to
department heads, Monday night |
rescinded the resolution and ;
formally "employed" all per
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Board of Health
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The city board of commission
ers adopted a resolution Monday
night calling for a $600,000 sew
er Improvements bond election
for December 6.
The bond election, if approved,
would enable the city to comply
with an order of the State Board
of Health to construct a sewage
disposal plant in accordance with
heeds outlined In a survey by -
Olsen Engineering Company of
The board first adopted a res*
olution calling for the bond elec
tion .on November 8, but rescind
eel the action and set the date for
December 6 when question con
cerning conflict with ? the No- '?
vember 4th general election was
The original bond issue vote
was unanimaus, with all mem
bers present and voting. The
date- change motion was 4-0,
Commissioner James Layton be
ing absent at the time.
Mitchell & Pershing1, New York
bond attorneys are preparing the
necessary legal resolutioons and
'other data required for the bond
election and the commissioners
have scheduled another special
meeting for Tuesday night to
-complete '-details for. the bond e
lection. ' .
.'Text of the .resolution of the
State Board *?f Health ordering
?the- city to make sewerage im
"Whereas, the North Carolina
[ Slate '-Board of Health finds:
"THAT, the Town of kings
Mountain, North Carolina, hav
ing a population of 7,200, aeeojd
ing to the 1950 Census, is not
provided with an adequate sew
age collection and disposal sys
"THAT, extreme, nuisance con
ditions have arisen because ot
Insanitary privies;, . unsatisfac
tory septic tank installations,
and inadequate municipal sew
age tr.-atmont plants, which dts
| chaise partially raw- sewage to
McCnll, Potts, atwi Beeson Creeks,
three small streams within the
'dose vicinity of. Kings Mountain,
and ' .
"TllAT, the use of these in
Sanitary privies and septic tanks,
and the discharge of this part i
; ally raw sewage into the three
'small streams named above, is
daivgf ipus to the public health
and I'KMti's a nuisance, and'
WHEREAS. the North Caroli
na State Board of Health deems
it 'expedient and, necessary for
the pr?'\ cttYion "if ituis'artces and
till- project ion of the public heal- .
tli that fite Town of Kings Moun
tain install, maintain and op
erate an adequate sewage col
lection system. -Mid the neces
sary ;vpi>ro\'e'd se.vage treat
! men-t plains to 'correct this. situ
ation , ,
NOW, THEREFORE, it 'is or
dered by the State Board of
THAT, the Town of Kings
Mount. un, North Carolina, pro
i-Cfii forthwith to construct and
put into operation an adequate
system of sanitary sewers an<J
n eeessa ry .sewa ye . t rea t ment fa*
"THAT, wte Town of Kings
Mountain, without unnecessary
delay, secure final pl.'ins and .
specifications an?t submit them
to this Board for approval and
have the sewage collection- sys
Vm improvements and treatment
plants placed in operation, un
der suitable supervision, as soon
as possible thereafter.''
Members of Kings Mountain
Kiwanis club,' participating in a
presidential preference poll at
their meeling last Thursday
night, gave a big margin to the
Republican candidate General
Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The vote was 33-5 for the Gen.
eral over Democrat Adlai Steven
Members were asked to indl
rale thejr preference on the bot
tom f?f a club ballot being used,
to nominate officers for the com?
Eight members failed to indi
cate their preference.
ARP Sabbath School
Rally Day Sunday
Boyce Memorial ARP Sabbath
school will observe Rally Day on
Sunday, with an attendance goal
of 200 for the special program,
which begins at 10 a. m.
Emphasis of the annual obser
vance will be on the Importance
of the Sabbath school and on
? allying for a fresh start in the
'new churcn school year.