City UmitS . . 7.206
Trading Area .... 15.000
(1945 Batton Board rtgwna)
Kings Mountain's RELIABLE Newspaper
VOL 62 NO. 42
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, October 16, 1952
PRICE FIVE CENTS
? Prize List Given
./ ? ?J" ? - I
Fred Myers, Red Cross fi'st
aid and safety water represen
tative was in Kings Mountain
Wednesday. He is from the re
gional Red Cross office in At
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Bush and
family have recently moved to
Gastonia where Mr. Bush has
accepted a position as book
keeper for Lewis Motor Com
pany there. ?'
A total of $155.01 was collec
ted from the city's parking
meters Wednesday according
to a report by the treasurer's'
office..; : . ? ' -v
WHITE CANE SALE
Saturday's White Cane Sale
for the benefit Of the blind to
taled $34.03, according to re
port of C. D. Ware, chairman of
the Lions club project.
City firemen answered an
alarm at Quality Sandwich
Shop Sunday night at 7:45 and
extinguished a flame resulting
from ignited grease in a large
frying pan. Smoke damage to
the walls was estimated at $25.
. Harry Gosey. son o#Mr..and
Mrs. Ernest Gosey, has arriv
ed in Kings Mountain from an
army hospital. He expects to
receive his discharge from the
scrvice in tho near future.
Prior to his hospitalization, he
was On duty in Germany.
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Kincaid
left last Friday for Milwaukee,
Wis., where they are attending
the 10-day meeting of the
General Grand Chapter, Order
of the Eastern Star. Mr. Kin
cald will carry the North Car
olina flag in the Processional
of Flags eercmony.
Three Kings Mountain stu
dents at Davidson college have
pledged Beta Theta Pi social
fraternity, according to an
nouncement from the college.
They are Charles F. Mauney,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl F.
Mauney, Richard H. Welxb; Jr.,
son of Mr and Mrs. Halbert
Webb, and John L. Still, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Garland Still.
Rev. W. L. Pressly, W. E.
Blakely, and Menzell Phifer
represented Boyce Memorial
ARP church at the fall meet
ing of the First Presbytery
held Tuesday at Westminster
ARP church, Winston-Salem.
Also accompanying the group
was Rfev. Robert Marshburri,
of Statesville, who has been
conducting a series ,of services
at the Boyce Memorial church
Funeral services for John T.
McDowell, 65, resident of 26 S.
Piedmont Street will be conducted
Thursday afternoon at 4' o'clock
from Second Baptist church.
Rev. B. F, Austin, pastor of the
church will officiate assisted by
Rev. R. L. Chaney. The body will
lie In state for one-half hour prior
to the service*. Interment will be
in Mountain Rest cemetery.
Mr. McDowell died Tuesday
morning at 10 o'clock at his home
after a two year illness.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Pearl Beatty McDowell; one step
son. Don Beatty McDowell and
one step-daughter, Elizabeth Beat
ty McDowell, both of the home;
and a daughter, Mrs. Oliver Ow
ens of Williamson, S. C. Also sur
viving are two grandchildren.
At Floral Fair
List of prizes and awards /or
the annual floral fair presented
by the Woman's Club, was an
nounced today toy Mrs. Jay Pat
terson, publicity chairman, and
Mrs. George Housec, general
(Excerpt from rules ? Only
ribbons will be given in the
Flower Division, except for the
Sweepstake Award lor which a
prize will be given. Blue ribbons
will be given for all first awards;
Red ribbons for all second a
wards; Yellow ribbons for all
third awards. Tricolor ribbons
will be given in both horticultu
rial and arrangement classes to
the most outstanding entry. Rib
bons may be withheld by the
judges If in their opinion, the
entries in any class are not wor
thy. Sweepstake prize will be
given the person receiving the
most blue ribbons in the hortl
curaural and arrangement class
es. In case of tie red ribbons will
be counted. Blue Ribbon winners
in Division 11 Section Be will
not be counted in Sweepstake a
Scale of Judging:
1? Designing, 35 points.
2 ? Workmanship, 35 points.
3 ? Quality and suitability of
materials for designated use, 30
Sweepstake ? $5.00 Kerns Bros.
Class 1 ?
1st ? 500 lbs. coal, Weir Coal
2nd ? Dish Garden, Kings
3rd ? Cook-Kill, Western Auto.
Class 2 ?
Fancy Utility Apron
1st ? Milk Glass Bowl, Dellin
2nd ? <$2.50, Superior Stone
3rd ? 1 qt. Sour Wood Honey,
Class 3 ?
Best Utility Apron
1st ? Pair Sheets, Belk's Dept.
2nd ? 4 yds. Dress Material,
McGinnis Dept. Store.
3rd ? 10 lbs. Flour, Barkiey's
Man's liarbccue Apron
1st ? 1 Gal. paint, Elmer Lum
2nd ? 1 pr. pillowcases, Belk's
Maids Uniform Apron
1st ? 3 lb. Fruit Cako, A. & P.
2nd 1 pr. hose, C. J. Gault & son.
Class 6 ?
Child's Fancy Apron
1st ? Percolator, Bridges Hard
2nd ? 5 lbs. Sugar, West Ertd
Class 7 ?
Child's Plain Apron
1st ? Luzier's POwuer Deodorant,
Mrs. Martha Ware.
Class 8 ?
1st ? Prestone, Dean's Buick.
CAKES, COOKIES. PIES , ,
Scale of Judging:
1 ? Appearance, 30 points.
2 ? Texture, 40 points.
3? Taste, 30 points.
-' Class 1 ?
Pound Cake ( not iced )
1st ? Card Table, St?-,chi's
2nd ? Picture, Rose's 5 and 10.
3rd ? 2 garments cleaned,
Continued on page three
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Stadium Administration Conveyed
By City To Recreation Commission
The city board of commission
ers, in joint meeting with three
members of the city's parks and
recreation commission and three
members of the Junior Chamber
of Commerce at City Hall last
Friday at 5 p. m? voted to turn
administration of city stadium
over to the recreation group.
Commissioner James Layton
made the motion and the vote
was 5-0 In favor.
The turn of events came after
a joint city board-city school
board meeting several weeks ago
and after considerable frangling
"I'm In favor of getting seme
thing started. I second the mo
tion", was the commertt of Com
missioner OHartd Pearson.
The vote was taken some 15
minutes later, with Commission
ers Baxter Wright and Lloyd Da
vis agreeing with Mayor Garland
Continued b* back page 0
Snyder To Speak
To Civic Clubs
The public Is invited to hear an
address at the high school audi
torium Thursday evening at 8
o'clock by Dr. R. S. Snyder, Char
lotte minister, and authority on
The Synder address, entitled
"Communism, Threat of the Fu
ture", Is being presented by the
Kings Mountain Klwanls club and
Kings Mountain Junior Chamber
of Commerce, who will meet Joint
ly for dinner at 7 o'clock at the
school cafeteria. They will ad
journ to the auditorium for the
address by Dr. Snyder.
Dr. Snyder has traveled exten
sively in Russia, as well as in
other nations of Europe during
the past three decades and only
Recently returned from his latest
tour of Russia.
Harry Page, in charge of ar
rangements for the Joint meeting,
extended an invitation to the pub
lic to hear the address. "Several
members of the club have heard
Dr. Snydei: and he Is highly in
formed on Russia. His informa
tion is authentic and well worth
hearing," Mr. Page said.
Dr. Snyder is pastor of Char
lotte's Seigle Avenue Presbyteri
For Mrs. Putnam
Funeral services for Mrs. Lulu
Chaney Putnam, 67, were con
ducted Wednesday afternoon at
4 o'clock from Second Baptist
church. Rev. B. F. Austin, pas
tor of the church, officiated and
interment was in Mountain Rest
Mrs. Putnam died Monday at
10:30 p. m. at her home here.
She is the wife of Thomas Put
nam, who survives.
Surviving* in addition to hei
husband are two daughters, Mrs,
Dewey Clary of Charlotte and
Mrs. ?'Elmer Allen of Kings
Mountain; two sons, Van Put
nam of York, S- C.. and Grover
of MOrganton; five sisters, Mrs.
Laura Medlin of Charlotte, Mrs.
Grover Hanes and Mrs. Herpian
fate of Gastonia; Mrs. Lo'tic
Hanes of Kings Mountain, and
Mrs. David Bridges of Cherry
ville; and three brothers, M. L.
Chaney of Stanley, Rev. John
Chaney of Flat Rock, Tenn., and
Rev< R. L. Chaney of Kings
Thorburn Tells Lions
About Grid Rulings
The Kings Mountain Lions
club heard a discussion Tuesday
night of I'Krtb'ul rules 4>y Bruce
Thorburh, vice:president of the
North State Referee's associa
Mr. Thorburn conducted a
"t. '?'-false" quiz on ten football
pr. ? ems, then discussed the
several teasers in his discussion.
Hd also reported numerous in
stances of difficulty in officiat
ing on close decisions, some of
which brought out . the familiar
cries of "kill the referee."
Mr. Thorburn was presented
by Sam Stalling?.
Shrubs Are Asked
For School Project
Shrubs and flowers wanted!
" The science department of Cen
tral high school has issued an ap
peal for donations of shrubs or
<lowers to help in developing a
un't of work on the beautification
of h at Central school.
Pei j wishing to make a do
nation to the project should tele
phone the principal's office.
VETERAN DEMOCRATS GET STEVENSON BUTTONS ? Two well
known Cleveland County citizens are shown above getting 19S2
model campaign buttons. Both are Damocrats and former county
office-holders, and both say they have never strayed from the
straight Democratic ticket in 58 years of going to the polls. State
Senator Clyde Nolan, left, is pinning a Stevenson button on Frank
Hoyle, age 80, a former Cleveland County clerk of court. C. C. (Cob
by) Horn, right, chairman of the Democratic executive committee,
is pinning the Stevenson insignia on Frank Roberts, age 84. former
Cleveland County register of deeds, and chairman of the county
board of commissioners when the present courthouse was built. Mr.
Hoyle is the father of Frank Hoyle, Jr., of Kings Mountain.
218 Names Added
To Election Books
Number 4 Township election
registrars had their busiest first
day in recent general election
seasons last Saturday, as they
added 218 names to the registra
The two Kings Mountain pre
cincts showed additions Of 195
persons, including 115 at the
West Kings Mountain precinct
at Victory Chevrolet Company,
and ^0 at the East Kings Moun
tain box at City Hall. Grover
registrar, J. B. Ellis, reported 15
additions and called it "heavy,"
while Mrs, H. A. Goforth. M the
Beth ware precinct, reported
eight additions to the scrolls.
Books are open at all precincts
again Saturday, where the regis
trars wi 11 be on duty from 9 a. m.
to 6 p. m. It will be' the second of
three registration Saturdays. All
persons who .expect to vote on
November 4th are required to be
Persons who have registered,
or who have voted, since 1950.
are already registered. Where
a voter is in douibt, he should
visit the registrar to make a
check, as many citizens did last
The registration book's will be
open through Saturday, October
25, with Saturday, November 1,
set aside as Challenge Day.
While breakdowns of party
affiliations of new voters were
not supplied by the registrars,
all were able to report "mixed"
registrations, some Democratic,
some Republican, with the lat
ter party more represented than
customary, an indication of the
considerable local interest in the
candidacy of the Republican na
tional ticket. It was pointed out,
that, since the order for a new
registration in 1950, Republicans
had not had any particular rea
son to register, with no national
or local -level irtter- party con
t&sts.of exceptional interest. New
registrations at the West Kings
Mountain precinct were reported
by Mrs. J. H. Arthur as "prepond
erantly Republican." Registra
tions at East Kings Mountain
precincf were reported by Mrs.
Nell Cranford as "preponderant
Legion To Sponsor
Education Week Film
Otis D. Green Post 155, the A
merican Legion, in regular mon
thly meeting at the Legion Hall
last Thursday night, voted to
sponsor a film on National Ed
neat ion Week,
Commander* Sam Collins said
that he had been* asked by Mrs.
G. E. Still to sponsor the film
In connection with the city's ob
servance of the week and that it
? was a national Legion project.
The film will be shown at Joy
Theatre during the week.
Tbe group also took measures
to Increase membership. Some
dozen membe.g y??j.v .
CARROUSEL QUEEN ? Connie
Bennett, above, has been elected
to represent students at Kings
Mountain high school at the an
nual Carolinas Carousel in Char
lotte on Thanksgiving Day.
"We must first understand
what are problems In child be
havlor," was the advice given
by Dr. J. H. Ostwalt, Davidson
college professor, last Thursday
evening, in an address t/> teach
ers and school patrons attending
the second in a series of studies
on "Learning to Understand Our
Declaring that most problems
arise from a physical or environ
mental situation. Dr. Ostwalt de
clared that the repressed child,
who is withdrawn from class
mates, family and friends is a
greater potential problem than
a child who is boisterous, unruly
"A child's problem does not
grow suddenly*" he added, "and
can be prevented if parents and
teachers are alert to t-he causes
underlying behavior problems id
"Patience, love and under
standing are essential in pro
moting good mental health in
children," he concluded, point
ing out that children are going
to act like children, not adults.
Following the lecture, the pro
gram was concluded with the
showing of a motion picture.
"Palmour Street," which por
frayed home life influences on
the mental health of children.'
Commenting on the guidance
series, Dr. P. G. Padgett, physici
an and member of the school
board of trustees, urged all par
ents to attend future programs
In the series, He said, "All' par
ents should have attended ' this
meeting. It was excellent, help
to me in guiding my children. I
wish ail parents would take ad
vantage of this series of meet
Carl Moss, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Broadus Moss, has enlist
ed in the army and left last
\ eek for For neiiy; Kansas.
To Smash Still's
Face At Meeting
A city police officer threatened
to "smash" the facC of the may
or Monday night, as the city
?board of commissioners opened
Its regular October session, but
the "smashing" did not occur.
Officer Ben F. Sessoms, In an
angry outburst, pointed his fin
ger in the face of Mayor Gar
land Still and said he had heard
rumors that the Mayor had been
accusing him of selling liquor.
Tiie mayor replied, "You had
better get your rumors straight."
After the incident, the board
settled down -to more routine
business and took numerous ac
tions. The board:
1) Authorized transfer of a
taxi franchise from Garfield
Royster to Bill VVhetstlne.
2) Authorized a survey of Mor
ris and Gantt streets to properly
lpcate boundaries of these
3) Authorized publication of
notice to change a .portion of
York Road from residential to
4) Authorized purchase of a
$35 advertisement on the Jaycee
"birthday calendar" and author
ized a $100 appropriation to aid
the Kings Mountain Merchants
assoeiatipn in its annual Christ
mas opening promotion.
5)Voted a pay raise of $25 per
mortth to Jack Stone, city line
man, also authorizing him to
serve as a substitute /policeman
qn weekends at one dollar per
6 ) Asked the finance commit
tee to recommend an. appointee
for the vacant position of build
7) Authorized paving of the
parking area in front of Bark
ley's Grocery, with the Barkley
firm to pay all costs.
8) Authorized use of a city
truck by two city garden clubs
for use in planting roses at the
city cemetery and schools.
.9) Granted permission to
break curb at the home of Sara
Boyd to provide entrance drive,"
10) Authorized drainage !m
provemen's on Canslor street,
near the entrance of VV right Con
crete Products company.
11) Tabled for study a new
water rate schedule proposed by
Commissioner James Layton.
12) Authorized purchase of
four toilets for installation in the
13) Exempted from paying
parking meter fees disabled A
merjea n war Veterans, provided
the car of the veteran shows the
The board re employed Ernest
Martin, city street department
employee, at $00 per week. Mar
tin appeared before the board,
after resigning last weekend. He
said he had heard he was to get
a pay cut, arid had quit until he
"could find out something." The
vote was 4 to 1, Cdmrnissione1
Lloyd Davis opposing. Mr. Davis
had remarked, "Since you've
quit. Just to take another job."
S. A Mauney, receiving treat
rnent at Kings Mountain hos
pital for pneumonia, was re
ported improved early Wednes
day afternoon. ?
Fuller Given New Title, General
Superintendent Of Public Works
M. K. P'uller got <i new title
Monday night, as tho ihtr?iboard
argument over the legality of his
employment* not completed by a
Superior Court ruling, continued.
Mr. Fuller, formerly designated
city administrator, is now general
superintendent of public works.
The vote was three to one, on
motion of Commissioner C. P.
"Barry, seconded by Commissioner
Lloyd Davis and supported by
j Commissioner B. T. Wright, Sr.
! Commissioner Olland Pearson op
i posed and Commissioner James
S Layton abstained.
The ae?!.in occurred during the
reading of the minutes from a j
previous meeting, when the
board retained all city employees
at the same capacity and rates
of pay. The action resulted from
the court decision limiting hiring
and firing authority to the com
Commissioners Pearson and
Barry again passed hot words on
the subject of Mr. Fuller's em-'
ployment, Mr. Peargon asking,
"What is Fuller doinfj for $550
per month?" Mr. Barry replied.
The citizens are satisfied."
In the discussion, Mayor Gar
land Still said he wouldn't sign
the minutes with Mi . fuller listed
in the same rapacity, and 1 'car, son
charged both: the majority group
of the hoard and City Attorney
J. R. Davis with "being tinder
pressure" to retain Mr. Fuller. At
torney Davis replied he was "un
der no pressure".
Mr. Pearson and Mr. Wright
argued over fho legal duties of
Mr. Fuller, Mr, Wright contend*;
i ing that Someone had to be em
ployed to carry out board author!- ?
zations. The new title suggestion
Was made' by Attorney Davis as
legal and in order.
Mr. Pearson had also, during
I the discussion on the minutes,
questioned the continued employ
ment of Kenneth Davis, son of
Commissioner Davis, at the city
water plant Mr. Barry and Mr.
Wright said the services of Ken
neth Davis were needed "if the
other operators are not to live at
the plant". Commissioner Davis
did not take part in the discus
sion, which brought out the fact,
however, that, in addition to reg
ular third-shift duties at the wa
ter plant, Davis also works two
shifts on weekends to give the
other operators one day olf per
EVANGELIST ? Rev. Doyle C.
Smith, above, of Asheville. will
begin a series of services at First
Church ot the Nazarene on Wed
nesday, October 22 at 7 o'clock.
Rev. Doyle Smith
To Preach Here
Rev. Doyle C Smith. evangelist,
will conduct a series of services
at . First ("hurch of the Nazarene,
?107 S. Cherokep street, beginning
Wednesday night. October 22.
Rew E. McKenzip.- pastor of
the church here; made the an
Rev. Mr. Smith is pastry of
First Church of the Nazarene <?>'
Jake E. Blai*k, of ("Jast-onla, will
he in charge of singing and spe
cial music will be presented, the
Services will be conducted each
evening at 7 o'clock.
To Be Opened
Bids will be opened by the State |
Highway commission Tuesday on
61.2 miles of roads including the
new Kings M ot i n t a i n ? G as to n i a
highway and three portions of
Kings Mountain area rural roads. !
Tlte Commission is to meet on I
Ortohet- 23 to canvas the bils.
The bills were invited last Tues- j
day, calling for 1) 6,-lS miles or j
H. S. 20 and 71 of grading and j
paving fi'onv east city limits of i
Kings Mountain east 0. 17"> miles
on U? 29 and 71, and '2t 4\S
miles of paving, from Route 71
to Oak drove Road, 3'.1 miles;
from route 71 south of El Bethel
church, four-tenths mile; and
from Route 29 to Midway road,
I.3 miles. ? ? .
Lions Seek Clothes
For Rummage Sale
Members of the Kings Moun
tain Lions club are inviting citi
zens other than club members to
donate used clothing for the
; club's benefit rummage sate.
E. E. MarloWe, chairman of
the promotion, and a corps of
Lions are expecting to gather
the clothing: this weekend. Citi
zens are invited to clear their at
tics and other storage places. A
telephone call to Mr. Marlowe at :
phone <>2 w;)l assure the bundles
of clothing being picked up.
City Bond Vote
The city board of commission
ers Monday night passed formal
resolutions calling a $600,000 se
wer improvements bond election
for December 6; i.
The resolutions, passed unani
mously, set up the election pro
cedure and appointed officials
for the special election.
i Voters will vote "yes" or "ho"
on the following question: "Shall
an ordinance passed on October
8, 1952, authorizing $600,000 in
sanitary sewer bonds of the City
of Kings Mountain for the pur
pose, of enlarging and extending
the sanitary sewer, system of said
"city, including the construction of
sewage treatment plants and a
pumping station, the installation
of sewer mains and lines, and the
acquisition of necessary lands
and rights-of-way, and a U\x for
! said bonds, be approved?"
Regular registration books of
the city will be uspd in the elec
tion, and the registration period
for new, voters to get their names
tin the hooks will begin Saturday,
November 8, and continue
through Saturday, November 22. ?
The registrars will be at the five
precinct polling places on each
of the three Saturdays, with No
vember 29 set aside as Challenge
The voting will be conducted on
Saturday, December 6, from 6:30
a. m. to 6:30 p. m.
Following are the precinct vot
ing places and election officials
named by the board:
Ward ^ at City Hall, C. L.
Black, registrar, M. L. Harmort
and Mrs. J. G. Layton, judges.
Warn 2 at City Hall, Mrs. Wlb
son Ledford, registrar, Mrs. Paul
Ham and Mrs. Rhea Barber,
judges. . .
Ward 3 at Phenlx Store. Mrs.
Ruth Bowers, registrar, Mack
Murray and Rachel Connor,
Ward 1 at Kings Mountain
Manufacturing Company ctub
room, C. P. (In forth, registrar,
Paul Ledford and Floyd Williams,
Ward -r> at Victory Chevrolet
Company. Mrs. J. T. McGinnis
Jr., registrar, C. C. Wilson and
Arthur Barrett, judges/
Issuance of thp bo-nds, if autho
rized, would implement recom
mendations for sewer system im
provements made by Olsen En
gineering Company, of Kaleigh,
which estimate*! the cost at $<>00,
The State Board of Health has
condemned the present disposal
The Kings Mountain district
hoard of- school trustees met on
^Vedr.esday, October S and com
pleted work on a budget totaling
$207,696.71 for the 'fiscal yoar.
The breakdown on the budget
$73.056?- for current. expense.
SJ29.530.47- for capital outlay. ,
$~>,1Q9.S9 for debt service.
? - The bourtt also formally elected
M rs. Wan/a- Davis as city schools
secrwi ry and treasurer.
Other action of the board was
to approve purchase of equip
ment for. the schools visual. edu
cation program, with most of the
session devoted to. work on the
All members were present with ?
the exception of Mrs. II. -E. Lynch,
Players To Give
Comedy tfext Month
Tryouts f</r the cast of Chicken
Even/ Sunday, a comedy to bo
presented by Kings Mountain Lit
tle Theatre in late November, will
continue at the organization's of
; fice on East King Street Thurs
day night, according to .announce
: raent by Meek A. Carpenter, who
has bepn named to Hired the pro
Season tickets for Little Thea
tre plays go on sale this week,
it was also announced, and ih:
terested citizens are urged to pur
chase the ducats early..
The groxip plans four produc
tioni, one to be given at no ad
mission charge at city stadfium.
Price of the season tickets- is
$2.50 for adults and. $1.50 for
children 12 years-of age and un
The coming production is a
three-act comedy written by jJuli
us J. and Phillip G. Epstein from
the novef by Rosemary Taylor
and saw a long run on broadway.