City ' 'mita 7*206
Trading Area 1 5.000
(IMS Hatlon Board Figures)
Kings Mountain's RELIABLE Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, October 2, 1952
PRICE FIVE CENTS
"PEIDEL IN HOSPITAL
o. B. Speidel entered the
Presbyterian Hospital In Char
lotte Sunday for observation
1 1 1 i
Dr. D. F. Hord attended a dis
trict dental meeting In Ashe
PARKING METER RECEIPTS
Parking meter receipts to
taled $136.50 Wednesday morn
ing, according to a report by
the treasurers office.
Ramona Allen, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Allen,
reigned as queen at homecom
ing festivities at Lees-McRae
College last Saturday. She is
a freshman at the Banner Elk
Services at Dixon Presbyter
ian church will be conducted
beginning Sunday, October 5,
at 3 o'clock in the afternoon,
announcement was made <by
the pastor, Rev. P. D. Patrick.
Dr. P. G. Padgett, Kings
Mountain physician, addressed
members of the Second Bap
tist church on the subject of
"Stewardship" on Wednesday
evening, September 24.
The Boyce Memorial ARP
Men of the Church organlza
fllon will hold a supper meet
ng Monday night at 7 o'clock
at the church educational
Regular monthly meeting of
the executive committee of
Otis D. Green Pbst 155, the A
merlcan Legion, will bf \eld at
the Legion Hall night,
at 7:30 p. m. Commander Sam
Collins has urged every mem
ber to be present.
Miss Barbara Gault, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Gault,
Jr., and a fresh mlan at Western
Carolina's Teacher's College,
has been selected as one of the
queen's" attendants on the
homecoming court, a campus
festivity to be held Saturday.
AJ1 descendants of Hugh K.
Roberts are urged to attend the
annual Roberts reunion Sun
day at Antioch Baptist church,
Mrs. Paul Randall, of Shelby,
said yesterday. Dinner will be
served picnic style and all
friends of the family are also
invited, she added,'
PINNIX TO SHELBY
Rev. L. C. Pinnix, former pas
tor of Kings Mountain's First
Baptist church, has accepted a
call of Second Baptist church
of Shelby to serve as assistant
pastor and minister of music.
Mrs. Pinnix is to serve as
church organist. Since leaving
Kings Mountain, Mr. Pinnix
has served as pastor of the
Baptist church at Drew, Miss.
Two, Kings Mountain farm
ers were among the winners
in the early reports of Judging
at the Southern States Fair,
now underway at Charlotte.
Wayne L. Ware, Jr., took four
iblue ribbons in horticultural
competitions, and L. W. Sellers
won fourth prize in the compe
tition for best 50 ears of hy
Rev, Robert Marshburn, of
Statesville, will deliver the
annual fall series of special
services at Boyce Memorial
Church, according to announc
ement this week by the pas
tor, Rev. W. L Pressly. The
services begin Sunday, Octo
bef 12, and will continue
nightly through Friday even
ing. October 17.
Haywood E. Lynch began con
struction last weekend on a new
business building on West Moun
I The construction will complete
development of the Lynch proper
ty at the comer of Piedmont ave
nue and Mountain street, which
is currently occupied by Western
Auto Store, Balrd Furniture, and
Mr. Lynch said the building
would be of concrete block con
struction, with brick front, and
with dtmensiofis 37 feet by 80 feef .
Shore and Grant
,11 KiTgs Mountain Methd
dist churches will have new pas
tors, as the result of pastoral as
slgnments announced at the close
the Western North Carolina
Methodist Conference Sunday
vin ' ? ? oi Ll Shore' Jr- of Gimson
vllle. will succeed Rev. J. H. Bren
al pastor of Central
Methodist church. Mr. Brendall
completing four years here, goes
to Ashevme as pastor ofwS
^urch Trinity Methodist
Rev. C. L. Grant will succeed
Rev. B. W. Lefler as pastor of
Grace Methodist church, Mr Lef
ler becoming pastor of the Lo
well-South Point church.
Rev. R. L. Forbis will continue
to serve El Bethel Methodist
church and Penley's Chapel Met
Ministers will complete their
present assignments with ser
mons on Sunday, beginning their
new duties on October 12.
Woodrow w. Jones, eleventh
district North Carolina congress
man, will be the principal speak
er at a Democratic rally tenta
tively scheduled for Kings Moun
tain on Monday, October 27
Announcement of plans for the
rally was made by Jack White,
Kings Mountain attorney, who is
collaborating with county Demo
cratic leaders in advancing the
national and state Democratic tic
Mr. White said that arrange
ments are yet tentative, but that
the rally will probably be held
at City Hall courtroom. He said
confirmation on the date awaited
word from Representative Jones.
The rally here will follow a
county-wide gathering now sche
duled for Brackett's Cedar Park
on October 23.
Rep. Jones, of Rutherfordton,
is completing his first full term
as district representative, though
he fulfilled the unexpired portion
of the term of A. L. Bulwinkle
and thereby qualifies as a sopho
more congressman. He seeks re
election in the Novemeber 4 gen
Elzie Bridges announced this
week opening of Bridges and
Phillips Texaco Service station,
comer of East King street and
Cleveland avenue, and that Sam
McAbee, well know former insur
ance man, will assume manage
ment of Bridges Shell Service,
near the rail station.
Mr. McAbee took over his new
duties Wednesday and the new
station began serving customers
Mr. Bridges said he had closed
his station in Cherryvllle.
Final construction details at
the new Texaco station have not
been completed and formal open
ing will be held in the near future
Mr. Bridges said.
Aubrey Mauney will show
pictures made on his recent
trip to Europe at the Thursday
night meeting of the Kings
Mountain Kiwanis clu& at Ma
sonic Dining Hall Thursday at
6:45. The club will also elect
officers for 1953 at the Thurs
day night meeting.
Jaycees Planning Observance
Of Annual Fire Prevention Week
Plans were announced this
week for Kings Mountain obser
vance of Fire Prevt Mon Week
October 5-11 under joint sponsor
ship of the Junior Chamber of
Commerce and the Fire Depart
J. T. McGinnis, vice president
of the Kings Mountain JayceeS
rand third district fire prevention
I chairman, made the announce
A parade will be held Wednes-'
day afternoon at 3:30 p. m. fea
turing a fire truck and local fire
men and posters will be displayed
and Informative materials distri
buted to urge citizens to take
measures to prevent fires, to tell
persons what to do to prevent
fires from spreading and how to
put out small fires.
According to statistics, 60 per
cent of fires break out at nlgh^
with five out of 10 building fires
In dwellings. Misuse of electricity
(bad wiring, electric Irons, etc.)
causes the highest property loss
in fires, with smoking and mat
ches causing the greater humbcr
Other leading causes of fires
Include defective heating equip
ment, careless handling and use
of flammable liquids, defective or
overheated chimneys and flues,
children playing with matches
and sparks on roofs.
The National Fire Protection
Association says that 5,500 citi
zens annually lose their lives in
home fires, with 41 percent of
the victims being children. The
group says that every day in the
United States there are K49 home
fires, 34 deaths by fire, 79 store
fires, 8" factory fires, 9 church
fires, 8 school fir*** and four hos
Purpose of the observance of
Fire Prevention Week annually la
to inform the public of the great
danger and loss from fire and to
make citizens fire conscious, in
forming how to prevent fires.
Many To Assist
In Annual Event
Of Woman's Club
Committees for "Autumn Har
vests," the Woman's Club's for
ty-ninth annual Floral Fair, were
announced this week by Mrs.
George Houser, general chair
The annual Floral Fair is sche
duled for Wednesday October
The several committees in
clude (first-named is chairman):
Publicity ? Mrs. Jay Patter
son, Mrs; P. D. Herndon, Mrs. E.
W. Neal," Mrs. J. H. Arthur, Mrs:
Hospitality ? Mrs. E. W. Grif
fin, Mrs. Luther Cansler, Mrs. P.
D. Patrick, Mrs. Sam Hamrick,
Miss Ava Ware, and Mrs. O. C.
^Schedule ? Mrs. J. L. McGlIl.
Staging and Properties ? Mrs.
H. C. Mayes, Mrs. M. A. Ware
Mrs. H. L. Campbell, Mrs, Charlie
Cash, Mrs. Vernon Crosby, Mrs.
J. L. McGill, Mrs, George Houser.
Entries and Classification ?
Mrs. J. E, Herndon, Mrs. P. G.
Padgett, Mrs. Paul Mauney, Mrs.
George W. Allen, Mrs. A. B.
Chandler, Mrs. George W. Maun
Judges ? Mrs. W L. Pressly,
Mrs. A. W. Kincaid, Mrs. O. W.
Awards and Prizes ? Mrs. C.
D. Blanton, Mrs. J. A. Cheshire,
Mrs. B. N. Barnes, Mrs. Aubrey
Mauney, Mrs. E. H. Crouch, Mrs.
Marshall Heavner, Mrs. Helen R.
Aprons and Bazaar ? Mrs. W.
W. Tolleson, Mrs. C. E. Neisler,
Mrs. Edith Goforth, Mrs. H. T.
Fulton, Mrs. M. L. Plonk, Mrs. E.
R. Ellerbe, Mrs. A. J. Gallant,
Mrs. B. M- Ormand.
Canned Goods ? Mrs. M. K.
Fuller, Mrs. L. L. Benson, Mrs. H.
N. Moss, Mrs. E. L. Campbell,
Mrs. P. G- Ratterree, Mrs. R. D.
Arrowood, Mrs. W. E. Biakely.
Cakes and Pies ? Mrs. Clyde
Kerns, Mrs. Y. F. Throneburg,
Mrs. .W. F. Houser, Mrs. R. D. Go
forth. Mrs. Hubert Davidson.
Candy ? Mrs. J. B. Falls, Mrs.
George Blalock, Mrs. Rudi Wucn
Soliciting ? Mrs. Ben Beam,
Mrs, J.. N. .Gamble, Mrs. W. M.
Moorhead, Mrs. Fred Wright,
Mrs. Mary B. Gofofth, Mrs. Eu
Culinary ? Mrs. Hal Ward,
Mrs. Jacob Mauney, Mrs. Paul
McGinnis, , Mrs. Earl Ledford,
Mrs'. R. G. Plonk, Mrs. J. R. Da
vis, Mrs. H. K. par ton, Mrs. J. K.
Willis, Mrs. D. G. Littlejo'tn, Mrs.
C. A. Butterworth, Mrs. Paul
Ice Cream ? Mrs. N. F. McGill,
Mrs. Dickie Tate, Mrs. J. L. Set
tlemyre, Mrs. Lindsay McMack
Dining Room ? Mrs. Jacob
Cooper, Mrs. Paul Hendricks,
Mrs. E. T. Plott, Mrs. J. B. Kee
ter, Mrs. Sam Weir, Mrs. J. G.
Darracott, Mrs. W- G. Grantham,
Mrs. Robert Miller, Mrs. Jack
Mull, and members of Junior
Aubrey Mauney was re-elect
ed secretary of the Lutheran
Brotherhood of America at the
recent biennial convention of
the organization held in Wash
ington, D. C.
TO SPEAK HERE ? Dr. J. H. Ost
walt, Davidson college professor,
will be the principal speaker at
the second oi a series oi nine pro
grams on child guidance to be
held at Central auditorium on
Dr. J. H. Ostwalt, professor of
education at Davidson college,
will speak on the subject "Child
ren's Behavior Problems" at the
second of a series of programs on
child guidance, to be held Octo
ber 9 at 8 o'clock at Central
First In the nine-program se
ries was held at the school Tues
day evening and considered the
subject "Do We Have Problems?"
The program featured a socio
drama and a motion picture
which depicted a guidance pro
blem of a second grader. The
drama, written and directed by I
B. Goforth, Jr., Miss Helen Lo
gan and Mrs. Audrey Page, in
cluded in its cast J. H. Patierson,
Mrs. J, H. .Patterson, I, B. Gofor
th, Jr., Clarence McDaniel, Jr.,
Mrs. Charlie Ballard, Cornelia
Ware, Buddy Murray arid Miss
A discussion period concluded,!
the program attended by more
than 150 persons.
Theme, of the series of pro
grams is "Learning to Under
stand Our Children."
Dr. Ostwalt, featured speaker
on the forthcoming program, is
graduate of Davidson college. He
holds' graduate degrees from
Duke university in ctkioational
psychology. He returns to Da
vidson as an associat# professoT
in 1948. For -five years he served
in the army air force, being dis
charged as a lieutenant-colonel
in 1946, following 19 months duty
in the Southwest Pacific area.
Bites Held Friday
Foi J. F. Moss
Funeral services for John
Franklin Moss, 71, who died at
his home on route two last Thurs
day morning at 3:45 o'clock,
were held Friday at 4 p, m. at
First Wesieyan Methodist church.
Rev. J. W. Phillips, Rev. P. D.
Patrick and Rev. Robert Hardin
officiated and burial vyas In
Mountain Rest cemetery.
Mr. Moss had been seriously
ill for three weeks prior to his
death. He was a native of Cleve
land County and was a member
of First Wesieyan Methodist
His wife, Mrs. Amanda Sneed
Moss, died in 1945.
Survivors include four sons,
Charles and Broadus Moss, of
Kings Mountain, Carl Moss of the
U. S. Navy, and B. C. Moss of
Ocala, Fla.; four daughters, Mrs.
Mabel Foster of Altamahaw, Mrs.
T. L. Hudson of Charlotte, Mrs.
Leonard Goldhammer of Wash
ington, D. C., and Mrs. Fred J.
Wright, Jr., of Kings Mountain;
two brothers, B. H. Moss of Gas
tonia and H. R. Moss at Peters
burg, Va.; four sisters. Mrs. Cora
Hayes of Kings Mountain, Mrs.
D. A. Featherstone of Boger City,
Mrs. M. C. Delllnger of Cherry
vlll arid Mrs. Audle Weaver of
Llncolnton; 20 grandchildren;
and 15 great-grandchildren.
Members of the young married
couples Sunday School class of
First Wesieyan church served as
pallbearers and flower bearers.
A large crowd of friends attendee
the last rites.
The city board of commission
ers, in special meeting Tuesday
night, handle? a mass or rou
tine matters, including a long
work authorization on minor
drainage and stree .?natters.
Principally, the t>c :d:
1)' Authorized over-time pay
ments to salaried employees kept
on duty longer than regular
2) Referred to the finance com
mitee a request by Tom Henry
to raise hourly-rated employees
to a minimum of 85 cents per
3) Ordered immediate paving
of S. Sims street and Rosewood
Lane, both already approved for
paving. J. T. McGinn is, a south
Sims street resident, has asked
improvement of his drive en
4> Referred to its insurance a
gent a request by James Huff
stetler for payment of bills in
curred as the result of his car's
hitting an open drain near Bur
lington Mill. Mr. Huffstetler said
the accident resulted in a broken
shoulder for his wife and occur
ed on September 9.
5) Referred to an investigating
I committee Including Commis
sioners B. T- Wright and L. E.
Davis a suggestion by * Mayor
Garland Still that ten per cent
of gate receipts be charged as a
maintenance cost on use of City
6) Amended the previous ac
tion on light rate billing policy
to eliminate second notices prior
to cut-offs for non-payment of
7) Authorized purchase of 1,
000 pounds of grass seed for' use
at the cemetery and at City Sta
8) Authorized purchase of iron
pipe for installation of a hand
rail at City Stadium.
9) Voted to ask bids on all
scrap sales tby the city.
10) Voted to ask bids on pur
chases of tires, batteries, and tire
All members of the board were
present except Commissioner
The meeting was completely
harmonious with two exceptions.
Mayor Still informed the board
he was taking over the office
currently occupied by City Ad
ministrator M. K. Fuller. He
said. This is the mayor's office
and I want to take it over tomor
row. I want the keys to the desk
turned over and :!ie papers pro
perly filed.',' The- board agreed
to the announcement, as did Mr.
In a discussion on painting the
City Hail interior, the board vo
continued on page twelve
Gastonia Man Hurt
In Wreck Tuesday
A Gastonia man js> in the Kings
Mountain hospital suffering from
severe head injuries, bruises and
abrasions as the result of a col
lision Tuesday afternoon at 4:45
A Ford panelled truck driven
by George G. Mingus of Gastonia
and a tractor-trailer driven by
Roger Dale V&nce of Lakeland,
Fla., and belonging to the Barnes
Suit Express Company of Char
lotte, collided in front of the
The city police department
did an emergency job Tuesday
night in what may have sored
a man's life. Summoned to
meet a blood shipment for
Kings Mountain's Hospital, the
police department rushed a car
to the Mecklenburg ? Gaston
boundary and brought the
blood shipment to the hospital,
to be administered to George
G. Mingus, in critical condition
from wreck injuries 8u?taln
ed. Mr. Mingus' condition was
regarded as still critical Wed
James C. Bell residence about
three miles south of Kings Moun
tain on Grover road, according to
report by W. D. Sawyer, state
highway patrolman, who investi
gated the accident.
Clyde Jeffers of route two. Gro
ver, and Paul Srhlth witnessed
the accident collision, officer Saw
Both vehicles were total losses,
the officer reported. The driver of
the trailer-tractor was not seri
ously injured in the accident.
Another accident occurred Fri
day afternoon at 6:5 0 o'clock, po
Clayton Grover Furr, of 4 Mc
Ginnls street, was traveling
north on Battleground avenue
and made a left turn. When he
applied the brakes, he reported,
the left front wheel locked,
throwing him Into the white-way
light post. The [lost was shattered
into bits, police said.
Cost of damage to the light post
was estimated at $142.26. Officer
Ed Martin Investigated the acci
Final "Sword Of Gideon"
Weekend Starts Thursday
WHITTACRE'S CABIN DRAMA SCENE ? Pictured above are three
actors of "Sword of Gideon" in one of the 16 scenes of the historical
drama, scheduled for final performances at Kings Mountain Na
tional Military Park amphitheatre Thursday, Friday and Saturday
nights. Meek Carpenter, left, is shown as "Tom Whittacre," Mrs.
William Atkins, center, of Gastonia, as "Sally," and George Gray,
right, also of Gastonia, as "Reece McDermott." (Photo by Hubert
City Will Observe
W or Id Communion
Total contributions to the
Kings Mountain city schools
band fund were S688.73 Wed
L. E. Abbott, chairman o t the
fund campaign being conduct
ed this year by the Kings
Mountain Kiwanis club, said
the drive is "lagging" and he
urged committee members to
complete their work as quick
ly as possible.
Minimum goal of the fund
drive, which provides funds for
the support of the city schools
band, is Si, 500, leaving $811.27
required to reach the desired a
Mr. Abbott Said that indivi
dual contributions have been
very sparse, and he urged citi
zens to forward contributions
to him. "The amount is not a
large one, but it is imperative,
ly needed if the band is to be
able to do its best work," Mr.
Has Office Here
.toe F. Mull. Shelby atorney, an
nounced this week opening of his
office in Kings Mountain on Mon
days and Thursdays.
Mr, Mull's office is located in
the Professional Building, the
former location of W. Faison
A graduate of Wake Forest Col
lege, Mr. Mull is chairman of the
county board of elections and is
Co chairman of the county March
He and his wife have resided in
Shelby since he opened for prac
tice there a year ago. The Mulls
have one child, a daughter. ,
In Annual Rite
? ? ~ ? ? . " i
Majority of Kings Mountain
churches will join with others
throughout the world on Sunday
in observance of- World Cofnmu'
World Corn mil n ion is observed
in every continent of the globe,
ministers' report, which means
that a virtually every hour of the
day Christians 'somewhere will be
observing Holy Communion,
A spokesman for the Kings
Mountain Ministerial association
said : ?
"On the first Sunday or Lord's
Day in October thousands of
congregations embracing millions
of Christians in every part of the
world will gather around the
Tablp of the Lord to partake of
broken bread and to drink of the
fruii of the vine. They may not
all agree on the theology of the
Communion, but they are all a
greed that they are engaging in
the holiest act of .Christian wor
ship. One of our books of com
mon prayer speaks of the Lord's
Supper as "the inmost sanctuary
of our whole Christian worship,"
One of the strongest assurances
Christians have'bf the reality and
of the power of Jesus Christ in
the world today is the 'fact that
Christians by the millions this
first Sunday in October will re
spond to the appeal of the living
Christ to- eat of this Rread and
drink of this Cup in holy remem
brance of Him: World Commu
nion has grown in significance in
recent years;* indeed, it Is now
lobserved on every continent of
Employers Are Urged To Consider
Hiring Of Physically Handicapped
The Kings Mountain committee
for the Employment of the Phy
sieally Handicapped today ealled
upon the businessmen to consider
the skills and experience of han
dicapped workers for any jobs
open during "NEPK Week" be
Bruce Thorburn, chairman of
the committee, said that employ
ment of the physically handicap
ped "is good business" for the
employer and the community. The
worker with a physical limitation,
when properly selected and plac
ed. is as good a worker and often
better than unimpaired employ
ees, he stated, adding that he had
been informed by Mrs. Mary B.
Goforth, manager of the lu^al of
fice of the North Carolina State
Employment Service, that two
landieapped workers are regis
tered for employement.
"The Kings Mountain office of
the North Carolina State Employ
ment Service, affiliated with the
United States Employment Ser
vice. offers to employers the ex
perience and technique acquired
over the past twenty years in
matching the actual requirements
of the Jobs with the skills and
capacities of the worker", chair
man Thorburn stated.
"We should use the Employ
ment Service and the other co
operating community agencies in
demonstrating the widely accept
ed principal that It is good busl
ness to hire the handicapped",
Mr. Thorburn continued.
At Battle Drama
The curtain 'will go down on
"The Sword of Gideon," the dra
ma commemorating the Battle of
Kings Mountain, this weekend,
as the Kings Mountain Little
Th'eatre presents its final week
end series of performances on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Crowds- at the drama Increas
ed heavily last weekend to run
the attendance for nine perform- .
ances oyer the 3,000 mark. Larg
est crowd pf the season was' pre
sent on Friday night, Sam Stall
ings, business manager, said,
with several school groups from
the surrounding area augments
ing the. audience. A total of 624
persons were listed as paid ad
missions on Friday.
Mr. Stallings said t he gate re
ceipts to date put the produc
tion "in tiie black", and added
that he expected large crowds
for the closing performances this
weekend, with advance sale of
tickets good and with favorable
Among the audience at the
Friday .night performance was
Florette Henri, the New York
author and play write who wrote
"The Sword of Gideon," her hus
band Raymon Henri, and nine
year old son. An informal recep
tion was held for Mrs. Henri fol
lowing the Friday night perfor
mance at the Kings Mountain
Reserved seat tickets may be
obtained at the Little Theatre
office on East King street up to
5:30 p. m. dally. The ticket office
at the Kings Mountain Military
Park amphitheatre opens at 6:30
p. m. nightly.
The play commemorates the
Battle of Kings Mountain, his
torically credited with turning
the tide of the Revolutionary
War in favor of the American col
"Mile of Dollais"
Drive Is Started
Rev. B. F. Austin, pastor of Sec.
?>nd Baptist church, has. opened
a "Mile of Dollars" building
Richard Barnett, recently nam
ed chairman of t ho- church's
building fund, made the an
Mr Barnett Said the church
hopes to reach the "mile" goal,
which, figuring two dollars to
the foot, wi I net the organization
Ground was broken for con
struction of a new church edi
fice, located across Linwood road <
from the present building, on
Clyde Gladden resigned ,as
Chairman of the building fund
after Work on the new building
was begun, Mr. Barnett said, but
remains as treasurer of the pro
Mr Barnett said that any
friends- of the church wishing to
make contributions to the "Mile
of Dollars" drive should mail
their gift to Rev. Mr: Austin.
Ladies of the church have set
a chicken supper for October 11
at the Kings Mountain Manufac
turing Co. clubhouse, Mr. Barn
et also announced, with proceeds
to go i<, the building fynd.
Visitors To Park
Show Big Increase
Visitors to Kings Mountain
National Military Park increa
sed some 36 percent over the
previous year as a record 73/451
persons visited the area during
the year which ended on Tues
day, according to report yes
terday of Ben Moomaw, park
The increase compares with
a national park increase of a
bout 15 percent.
The record year Included 10,- .
112 visitors during the past
month. Soma 54,000 persons
visited the jark during the
year ended Sopt. 30. 1951, with
some 42,000 visitors recorded
Visitors from all but thre?
states, (Nevada, Wyoming and
Montana), all the Canadian
Provinces and most of the Eu
ropean countries have visited
the park, Mr. Moomaw report