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VOL 62 NO. 48
Kings Bfoontolirs RELIABLE Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, November 27, 1952
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Opinion Is Sought
Driver's licenses will not be
Issued Thursday at City Hall
according to W. W. Wright, li
cense examiner. The bureau
will be closed for Thanksgiv
ing he said. '
Donald Patterson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Lloyd Patterson and
a sophomore at Western Caro
lina Teachers college was a
mong 13 students initiated in
to the college chapter of Alpha
Phi Sigma, national teachers
scholastic fraternity, at recent
} TO CONVENTION
Dr. Nathan EL Reed, Kings
Mountain optometrist, will at
tend the annual convention of
the North Carolina Optometric
Society, which convenes In Ra
leigh at Sir Walter Hotel from
Sunday through Tuesday.
Regular Thursday night
meeting of the Kings Mountain
Klwanis club will not be held
due to the Thanksgiving holi
day, it has been announced by
Wesley T. Herron, husband ,
J of Mrs. Margaret Clark Herron
and son of Mr. and Mrs. M. C.
Herron of Bryson City left
Tuesday for service in the Ma
rines. He is to report to the
Marine base at Parrls Island,
TO HEAR TREXLER
Rev. Leroy Trexler, pastor of
St. John's Lutheran Church in
Cherryville, will present a re
port on the recent convention
of the United Lutheran Church
in 'America at Resurrection Lu
theran Church at 7:30 Sunday
evening. He will use a film
strip in presenting this report:
Very small but complimentary
audiences, witnessed performan
ces of "Chicken Every Sunday"
>by members of the Kings Moun
tain Little Theatre at Central
school auditorium last Friday
and Saturday evenings.
The 21 -member cast gave an
excellent portrayal of the famous
Broadway play, written by Philip
G. and Julius J. Epstein from the
novel toy Rosemary Taylor.
The play, first of the Little
Theatre season, was very well
cast, with Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Stallings playing the lead roles
as "Jim and Emily Blachman".
| The hilarious script revolves a
round the "Blachman" boarding
} house in Tuson, Arizona, in 1916
, and features, among other inci
dehts, the nightly mystery of the
"creaking back stairs."
The boarding house collection
of characters included an old
maid school teacher, "Miss Gil
ley", played by Mrs. Bruce Thor
burn, who finally announced her
marriage to her frequent visitor,
played by Ed Smith. "Mrs. Law
son", played toy Mrs. M. K. Ful
ler, made her son "Jeffrey", play
ed toy Sherrill Spears, write poe
try until he lost his front teeth
attempting to capture a suspect
ed German spy from Boston, W.
P. Fulton, before finally assert
ing himself and winning the
"Blachman's" attractive daugh
ter "Rosemary", played by Billie
Jimmy Splvey p ortrayed
"Jake", an eccentric old mining
prospector.; Dr.- R. N. Baker, a
Niysterious can-opener sales
man; Mrs. Betty Mettauer, the
colored maid; Bill Briggs, the
trolley conductor; Mrs. .Rudi Wu
ennenberg, the widow who
"hogs" the bathroom; Miss Ber
nice Harrison, the gay divorcee;
MeA Carpenter, her ex-husband;
Rudi Wuennenberg, tlie minister
and Mra- Dudley Rainey, the yeo
Connie Padgett and Sandy
Stallings played excellent roles
as the "Blachman" chiMren,
?^Oliver" and "Rtithle". Danny
Thorn burg was seen as "Eagle",
i Continued on page eight
A possible movement for the
adoption of the city manager
form of government in the city
was begun Tuesday by the city
In a letter addressed to heads
of 'public affairs committees in
all of the city's civic and service
organizations, the city planning
board asks for an expression of
opinion from the clubs regarding
the advisability of adopting the
city manager-council form of
government for Kings Mountain.
The letter merely states that
the Planning board, which In
cludes Byron Keeter, chairman,
? ,E- Abbott, secretary, c. E.
Neisler, Carl F. Mauney and Hal
Plonk, Is considering recom
mending steps toward the adop
tlon of the city manager type of
government and wishes an ex
pression of opinion on the mat
The matter was referred to the
membership of the Lions club
Tuesday night and the proposi
proved43 overwf,elmingly ap
Secretary Abbott said the plan
ning .board met on Tuesday with
all members present He pointed
out that the planning board
merely has authority to recom
mend and that such final recom
mendations as are agreed upon
will (be presented to the board of
commissioners. He assumed, he
said, that some action on the
f?a*'er might be required both
by the General Assembly and bv
a vote of the citizens.
Contracts for the construction
of the Kings Mountain Hospital
Nurses' Home were awarded last
I-rlday afternoon and work on
the new structure is expected to
begin next week.
The contracts totaled S40.S69.00,
with three of the four bids ap.
proved from Kings Mountain
Logan Supply Company secur
ed the plumbing contract at a
price of $3,651.50, Kings Mour,
tajn Tin Shop the heating con
tract at $2,123 and L. A. Hoke the
electrical contract at $1,762,
General contract was awarded
to Clarence M. Morrison, Shelby
contractor, at $33,333.
C. C. Horn, of Shelby, chair
man of the Cleveland County
hospital board of trustees, an
nounced the awarding of the con
tract at a meeting of the hospi
tal trustees on Friday.
V. W. Breeze Associates, Shel
by architectural firm, drew plans
for the new building, which will
conform with the architecture of
the rest of the Kings Mountain
The eight-room home will ac
commodate 13 beds and will be
equipped with kitchen, living
room and other accessories It
will be located on the east side
of Juniper street, in the north
west corner of the hospital lot.
The Southern District of the
Lutheran Brotherhood will
meet at Resurrection Lutheran
Church on Sunday afternoon at
3 o clock. Rev. Vance |>anlel
will speak on the subject,
Saved To Save Others".
To Give Piogram
Students and faculty membefs
of the Plonk School of Creative
Arts, of Asheville, will present a
Christmas program of Bible
readings and music at Resurrec
tion Lutheran church Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock.
Announcement was made by
the pastor, Rev. Vance Daniel,
who extended an invitation to
the public to attend the special
The program will Include:
1. Devotions, The Reverend i
2. Adagio ? Sonata Opus 13
Beethoven, Therese Collet.
3. Hymn 1, "O Come, O Come
4.. Bible Verses and Afamalc
Version of The Lord's Prayer,
5 Lord's Prayer, Malotte, Cho
6. Introduction ? Program. La
7. Prophecy of the Coming, of
The Messiah, Florence Andrews..
8. The Divinity and Incarna
tion of Jesus Christ, Laura Plonk.
9. Prophecy of the Coming of
John the Baptist, Charles Hart.
1<X The Annunciation and The
Magnificat, Lucy Griffith.
11. The Birth of John the Bap
tist and Zacharias' Prophecy,
John Reeder. '
12. Anthem ? O Lovely Nitrht,
13. The Birth of Jesus as Re
corded by St. Matthew, Barbara
14. The Birth of Jesus Christ as
Recorded by St. Luke, Jim Hamil
15. Anthem ? Mary's Lullaby,
1-ltJi Century Carol, arr. by Win
16. The Presentation of the
Child Jesus In the Temple, Don
17. The Wise Men, Nancy Plonk
18. Beside Thy Cradle, Bach,
19. Closing Remarks, Laura
20. Hymn, 21, Adeste FIdeles.
21. Benediction, The Reverend
22. Ameft, Chorus.
The public is invited to attend
A total of $152.65 was collect
ed from the City's parking me
ters Wednesday morning ac
cording to a report by the city
VIEW OF RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH ? Shown above is the newly completed
nave of Resurrection Lutheran chureh. The dossal cloth and organ chamber openings are covered
in red velvet, which blends handsomely with the light blue of the walls and the off-white of the wood
work. The pews are brown and off-white. All ligh ting is indirect. Not shown is the cry room at the
back of the auditorium. It was announced that the church will be open at all times, for use of in
dividuals for private worship. (Photo by Carlisle Studio.)
Red Cross Bloodmobile To Visit
Kings Mountain Again December 8
Kings Mountain automobile
dealers will furnish transporta
tion for persona wishing to do
nate "blood at the December 8
1 J. T. McGlnnis, of Plonk Mo
tor Company, made- the an-,
nouncement and urged citizen."!
?to make arrangements for trans
portation with Kings Mountain
Red Cross officials.
Other dealers cooperating in
the project are Reynolds Motors,
Dean Buick Company and Vic
tory Chevrolet Company, Mr. Mc
Ginnis said. : .
Rev. Vance Daniel, blood drive
chairman, said this week that
average blood consumption at
Kings Mountain hospital Is cur
rently about a pint a day, which
means that the local collection
only about matches local use,'
leaving" no blood for use of the
armed services and for storage
for emergency uses.
"Our collection quota is set to
Insure that we get enough 'blood
to replace that which is needed
locally, for' the armed services
and for storage for emergency
use and it is most important
that we meet that figure. In fact,
we should go far above the quota
to offset inroads made toy local
use so that more blood will toe
available for our fighting men in
Korea," Rev. Daniel said.
Quota for the December 8 col
lection Is ISO pints. The mobile
collection unit will again be set
up at the Womans club.
"Make your date to give blood
now with Red Crow officials,"
TO PREACH MERE ? Rev. I
George Lingl*. of Gas ton ia, will
conduct a week's' preaching mil- j
sion, beginning Monday, at Re
surrection Lutheran church. Ser
vices will be held at 7:30 each
evening through Friday.
Nominations for* officers of the j
Kings Mountain Merchants as- 1
soclation were made Mondiy at'
the monthly board of directors
Balloting will be conducted by
mail, with members receiving the
ballots next week.
. Nominated for president were
Hilton L. Rufh and J. C. Bridges,
while nominees for vice-president
included W. G. Grantham and
The members will be asked to
choose four of eight nominees for
director vacancies. Those nomi
nated include: Fred W. Plonk, B.
S. Peeler, Jr., Johnny Plonk, El
mer Rhea, Yates Harbison, I/. L.
Alexander. Bobby Bridges and
D. E. Tate. ?
Kenny Whisnant, five-year
old son of Mr. and Mrs. R.
Gywn Whisnant of Meadow
brook Drive, was In a serious
condition at Kings Mountain
hospital late Wednesday after
noon following a shooting ac
Youn<; Whisnant was wound
ed in the chest with a 22 cali
Details were not immediate
ly available, but it was
thought the young boy was
playing with the loaded rifle
when it was accidentally dis
charged. The accident occurred
about 4; 15 Wednesday after
noon. Dr. J. L. McGill and Dr.
Craig Jones were giving emer
gency treatment at Kings
Lingle To Pieach
Rev. George L. Lingle, pastor
of Gastonia's Holy Trinity Lu
theran church, will conduct a
week's preaching mission at Re
surrection Lutheran church be
ginning on Mohday.
Rev. Mr. Lingle is the son of a
Lutheran minister and a gradu
ate of Lenolr-Rhvne College and
Lutheran Theoligical Southern
Services will be held each
evening at 7:30. (Monday through
His subjects for the week will
Monday: "Saved to Save Ot
Tuesday: "Beware of False
Wednesday; 'From Death to
Thursday: "The Folly of Sin-,
Friday: "As Ye Go Preach".
A. A. Schedules
The public is being invited to
attend an open meeting of Al
coholics Anonymous to be held
nt Resurrection Lutheran church
on Sunday, December 7, at 3 p.
m., according to announcement
this week by officials of the
Kings Mountain chapter,
"We ask the public to attend*
not out of curiosity but because
of interest ,ln some soul -sick al
coholic," a spokesman said.
"Alcoholics Anonymous in the
Carolinas has done \,onders. but
we need further undemanding of
the work on the part of the pub
lic to reach others needing help."
To End Sunday
Revival serv ices at Dixoi, Pres
byterian church will continue
through Sunday night. Rev. Cha
rles W Solomon, well-known
Montreal evangelist and former
aid to Billy Graham is conduct
ing the Week's series.
R. B. Osborne and Arnold Jack
son are ih charge of the singing
Time? of the services is 7:30 o'
clock each evening.
The public is invited to attend
these services. Rev. p.. D Patrick
said in making the announce
OFFICIAL ENTRY BLANK
Christmas Decorated Door Contest
Street and Number ...v..... ...................... .... ...
Place a check mark in square to designate the division in which
you will enter: ?
( ) Garden Club residents
Entry blanks must be In not later than noon. Saturday. December
20, 1952. and judging will be between 6 p..m and 9 p. m., December
Pill In, clip and mall to P. O. Box 764, Kings Mountain, N. C.
Sponsored by the Garden Club Council of Kings Mountain.
( ) Loom-Tex Mill
( > (raft spun Mill
< ) Burlington Mill
( ) Pauline Mill
\ ? "IMIIlIt ATIIII
( ) Kings Mtn. Mfg. Co.
( ) Sadie Mill
( ) Bonnie Mill
( ) Mauney Mill
( > Park Yarn Mill
t ) Margrace Mill
( ) Colored residents
< ) Non-Garden Club residents
Red Cross Names
Rev. W. L. Piessly, pastor of
Boyce Memorial ARP church,
was re-elected chairman of Kings
Mountain chapter, American Red
Cross, at the annual meeting of
the organization last Thursday
In addition to re naming Mr.
Pressly as chairman, the organ
ization elected four new direc
tors for the coming term, inclu
ding John L. McGiU, Eugene Pat
rson, Mrs. Perry McSwain, and
R. 13. Kecter, of Grover.
Reports on various phases of
Red Cross were presented, inclu
ding the blood collection pro
ram, home service, Junior Red
Cross, and other activities.
Mts. J. N. Gamble, executive
secretary, told the group that
costs of collecting blood have in;
creased considerably and that
provision will need to be made
for the Increase in the budget for
the forthcoming year. She also
reported initial work on the bud
get for the coming year, follow
ing a conference with the area
official from Atlanta.
B. S. Neill served as chairman
of the nominating committee.
Two Minor Accidents
Reported By Police
None was injured in the. two
minor accidents reported in the
city this week, according to a re
port by city police officers.
On Friday morning at 5:40 a.
m. two cars collided 'at the Inter
section of King st. and Rnilroa t
avenue. Drivers of the two ears
were listed as Bryte Henderson,
who ran under a red light and
collided with a car operated iby
Thomas C. Lingerfelt of Besse
mer City. ? j
A vehicle operated by Harold
Medlin of Concord ran into the
back of a stopped car at the in
tersection of North Piedmont and
Railroad avenue Tuesday even
ing at 1:25 p. m. The right rear
fender of the vehicle operated by
Brian Smith of Gaston i a was
smashed, police said. Investigat
ing officers were Be;i Sessoms
and W. (i. Ellison.
Santa Claus comes t . ? Kint?s|
Mountain. next Thursday, Decem -
Plans for the annual pre
Christmas visit of the children's
friend are going forward, and a
large throng of people are ex
pected to attend tho program
The program, scheduled for
Thursday afternoon, December
4, at City Stadium, will include
various features, with the ap
pearance of Santa Claus as the
highlight Treats will he distri
buted to all children -tor years
of age and younger.
The event will mark the an
nual opening of the Christmas
Shopping season .in Kings Moun -
tain and is being held in lieu
of an opening parade, the latter
customary for the past few years.
Full details on the event will i
be announced next week.
Saturday is Challenge Day
for the approaching December
bond election. Registration
books for the special election
open for three weeks, were*
closed at sunset last Saturday
The voting on the question,
whether the city shall issue
$606,000 in bonds for sewage
system improvements, will be
conducted the following Satur .
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For S. A. Mauney
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Fatal Sunday ll
Funeral sorviCOK Tot Samuel
August it s M aujicy, 78, prom inent
Kings Mountain .manufacturer,
were iiolcl Monday afternoon at
4 O'clock at St. Matthew's Luthe
ran oh u rcli, with Interment fol
lowing In Mriuntain " Rest ceme
. Mr. Mauney, who hail boon in
flet'Unity? health for the past
several years, died Sunday: after
noon at 5 o'clock at Kings Moun
tain hospital, where he had been
a patient for the past several
President of Kings Mountain
Manufacturing Company, with
which he had been closely iden
tified since he was 17 years of
age, Mr. Mauney was an active.
Lutheran lay leader and civic
leader of Klrlgs Mountain, where
he spent almost all of his life.
A native of Lincoln county,
where he was bom October 17,
1871. he was the son of. the late
Jacob S. and Margaret Juletta
Kudisill Mauney. He was educat
ed in the public .schools of Kings
Mountain, and, at the age of 17,
began ?vorking at the company
store of Kings Mountain Manu
facturing Company. Two years
later he went to work as a clerk
in the mill, a company founded,
by ids father and uncle in 1889,
for the manufacture of gray
sheeting Since 1906, the firm
has manufactured carded yarn
and has grown to the point that
it now employs aijout 135 persons
operating 7.320 spindles. The
company recently inaugurated
an employee's profit-sharing
Among other enterprises with
which Mr. Mauney was associat
ed was the Indian Creek Manu
facturing Company, of Lincoln
Continued on page eight
D- C. Paysour
Funeral services for TVrtrus
Clay Paysour, ">0. resident of
Church Street, will be. conducted
this afternoon at 3. o'clock from
(Jfaee Methodist church.
Rev. C L. Grant, pastor of the
church, will officiate with inter
ment to follow in Mountain Rest
cemetery. The. body will- lie in
state one-half hour prior to the
Mr. Paysour died suddenly i
Monday evening at K: 30 p. hi. of
| a heart attack. lie had been in ap
parent good health An employee
i of Loom -Tex Mills he was a ste
ward and treasurer of Grace Met
hodist Church, of which he Was*a
Survivors in addition to his
wife, Mrs. Myrtle Smith Paysour
are two sons. Car! Paysour. Kan;
sas City, Missouri and D. C. Pay
sour of Kings Mountain; four
daughters, Mrs. Furman Wilson,
Mrs. Coleen Price and Mrs. Hel
en Vaughn of Kings Mountain
and Doris Jean Paysour of the
home; fiv? brothers, Lawrence,
Burton. Theodore, Edison, and
Russell, a I ! of Lincolrton; four
sisters, Miss Cietus Paysour of
Kings Mountain, Mrs. Oljs Rhy
ne, Bessemer City, Mis, Hubert
High, Dallas, and Mis, dy
Sjimmey of Castonia; a. ? o
Members of the board of. ste
wards of Grace Me" hod i. si church
will serve as- pallbearers.
Christmas Club Members Splitting
S24.000. First National Bank Reports
Approximatoly 400 members of
the First National Rank's 1952
Christmas Club will ?' receive
checks next week totaling more
The checks to members, al
ready drawn under date of I>e
cember 1. will be mailed Monday.
The total number of members
and aggregate amount of savings
is approximately four times
greater than the 1951 total, bank
Meantime the bank, which is
now opening accounts in the 1953
Christmas club, is expecting ano
ther big increase "in membership,
as the Christmas Club gains in
popularity. First payments on the
1953 club memberships are due
F. R. Summers, president of
the bank, pointed out that the
1952 club increased by four tim
es, in spite of tiie fac. 'hat- in
dustrial plants were operating at
club opening time on short sche
Inviting citizens to take ad van
age of the Christmas club plan,
Mr. Summers said. "The* club is
a benefit tb both the individual
members and to the merchants of
the community. Numerous per
sons, inquiring about date of the
current club payments, have re
marked that club membership
has resulted in savings they
would not otherwise; have made.
Many 1952 members have already
opened 1953 accounts," he added.
Of the persons who opened
1952 accounts, more than 90 per
cent have fulfilled the contract. It
FUNERAL HELD? S. A. Maunoy,
prominent Kings Mountain citi
zen, died Sunday afternoon at
Kings Mountain nospltal follow
ing a long illness. He was 73
years of age. Funeral rites were
conducted Monday afternoon.
Kings Mountain pauses today
to observe Thanksgiving, .'before
charging into the annual pre
Christmas season hustle and bat
Chief activities during the
Thanksgiving observance here
are special church services, fam
ily dinners, and other customary
Thanksgiving Day features, in
(-hiding hunting ventures and re
<"ity schools closed shop Wed
nesday afternoon for a . long
weekend holiday"; They will re
sume regular schedules Monday.
Hethware, however, in the coun
ty system, limited its Thanksgiv
ing holiday to a half-day, Thurs
With l he exception of service
stations and some outlying busi
nesses, majority of retail estab
lishments are planning a Thanks
giving holiday, DfUg stores are
planning a limited schedule of
operations, while other firms Will
be shut tight for the day. Service
stations wil operate on regular
schedule, as will majority of in
Three churches have scheduled
special Thanksgiving services.
Boy ce Memorial AUI1 church will
hold its annual Thanksgiving
morning program, with a half
hyur service at 7:30, followed by
a breakfast at a. m. Commit
tees in charge of arrangements
for the. breakfast. includes W. L.
McMackin, C. L. Black. Oscar Mc
Carter and W. G, Grantham. The
special offering at the Thanks
giving service goes to the chur
ch's Dunlap Orphanage.
First Baptist church will hold
an early morning service at 7:30,
The pastor, Rev. H. G. Weekley,
will preach on the subject, "The
Thin Thread of Thanks," and
Miss Frances Summers will sing,
"Thanks Be to God."
St. Matthew's Lutheran church
will hold its special Thanksgiving'
service at It) o'clock Thanksgiv
ing morning, with the pastor, Dr.
W. 1'. Oerberding. discussing
"National Blessings." Special
music will also be a feature of
Wednesday was the final
mid - week half ? holiday for
merchants prior to the Christ
All Kings Mountain retail
stores are expected to' be open
next Wednesday afternoon
and for subsequent Wednes
day afternoons through Christ
mas Eve, December 24.
The policy change is made
annually by the merchants of
the city to accommodate holi
Mrs. J.. N. Gamble, executive
secretary of the Kings Moun
tain Red Cross Chapter has
been recuperating from a vir
us infection at Kings Mountain
hospital. She was discharfed
from the hospital Wednesday.