Population City Limits .; .., r4 .. . ... 7.206 Trading Area ...... . 154)00 (IMS Batten Board FlguiM) Kings Mountain's BE LI ABLE Newspaper Kings Mountain N. C., Thursday, December 18, 1952 r ? - ?. * . .. .v ? 20 Pages Today Sixty-Second Year PRICE FIVE CENTS David D. Saunders Buying Laundry Local News BUBEAU CLOSED Driver's license bureau will be closed on Thursday, Decem ber 25 and Thursday, January ? 1, according to W. W. Wright, 11- ? cense examines. The office will again reopen January 8, he eald. v CLOSE TUESDAY Jacob Mauney Memorial li brary will be closed on Tues day, December 23 through Fri day, December 26, according to announcement by Mrs. Charles Dilling, librarian. The library will again reopen on Saturday, December 27, she said. TAG SALES Sale of 1-953 "city tags total ed 210 Wednesday morning ac cording to a report from the city clerk's office. Tags must ' ?be purchased iby February 1, 1953 and price of the tag is Qne dollar. CHRISTMAS PROGRAM^ Bethlehem Baptist church will present a special Christ mas program in song. Scrip ture and verse on Tuesday ev ening at 7:30. Mrs. Juanita Warren Is pianist and Max Blacloburn is chorister. ' Jaycees Launch Bnmperlite Sale The Kings Mountain Junior Chamber of Commerce has laun ched a campaign to cut down on the number of traffic accident* In the city. To do this, the Jaycees have gope into business, selling "Red line bumperlltee", a luminous tape which is attached to rear bumpers of automobiles. The bumperllte is a strip of red tape, five feet long and one and one. half inches wide. It has little use In daylight hours but glows brightly at night as a warning to vehicles which may be approach Ing from the rear. Jaycees say it will last for approximately two years. Tile bumperllte is attached to vehicles by means of a highly sen sitized coating on the reverse side of the tape. Jaycees recommend that it be placed a little higher than half way up the rear bump er. This will prevent Its belpg I scratched by cars or trucks dur ing parking maneuvers. The Jaycees have installed the bumperlltes on police cars. Chief S. R. Davidson said he considered the bumperllte to be an outstand- J ing measure to reduce accidents. Red-line bumperlltes are sold only by Jaycees and may be ob tained from any member of the Kings Mountain club, Chairman K. E, Morrison has rnnottnced. Jaycees employed at Plonk Motor Company and Victory Chevrolet Company have a .supply of the tape and Mr. Morrison may be contacted at his taxi stand near the bus station. Price of the tape for one vehi cle Is one dollar. Christmas Herald To Appear Tuesday The next edition of the Kings . Mountain Herald, Its Christ mas edition* will appear next Tuesday rather than Thurs day, as the Herald follows its customary annual custom of advancing the Christmas week inn#. The edition will include special Christmas - season fea ture material, in addition com . plete coverage of news and so cial events. Merchants also wlU use the edition to convey i's greetings to their pa Advertising deadline for tbe advanced edition will be S p. n. Saturday. With the news aeadHns at 2 p. m. M?ndar. AH society news should Le te net later than 10 a- m< Correspondents are In to copy accordingly, win Mi ? *? i . xt evening, and Sale Effective End Of Week; Plant To Move Kings Mountain Laundry, laun derers and cleaners, has been sold to David D. Saunders, ac cording to joint announcement this week toy Mr. Saunders and ?by E. A; Harrill, owner of the es tablishment. The transaction includes the laundry and cleaning business along with equipment and fix tures, but does not include the large brick 'building where the Kings Mountain Laundry haa operated for the past several years. Mr. Saunders said the firm name would be changed to Sim shine Laundry, and that the bus iness would be moved to the Cle veland Avenue building owned by D. C. Mauney and which for merly housed Kings Mountain Laundry. The Maunev building has been most recently used as a warehouse by Sterchi's, local furniture firm. Mr. Saunders is the son of D. L. Saunders, owner of Saunders Dry Cleaning. He has been asso ciated with hte father for the past several years. He form erly managed Saunders Men's Shop, a men's store subsequent ly sold to Clyde Hughes, of Un ion, S. C. t Mr. Harrill has been either owner, or part-pwner, of the Kings Mountain Laundry for the past nine years, having purchas ed it in 1943. Paul Mauney 'pur chased a share of the business and it was operated as a partner ship until August 1948, when <Mn. Harrill purchased Mr. Mau ney's interest: Mr. Harrill said his law office would still be maintained in its present location in the bulldlnc on Childers street now occupied toy the laundry. The laundry will be closed af ter Saturday and throughout the week of December 22 for mov ing and renovating, Mr. Saun ders said. It will re-open Sun shine Laundry at the Cleveland Avenue location on Monday, De cember 29, Mr. Saunders said. Consideration in the transac tion was not announced. Stores Open Later Beginning Monday Later-than-usual closing hours will be observed by majority of Kings Mountain merchants be ginning Monday, according to ac tion of the Kings Mountain Mer chants association. The association has recom mended that its members ob serve Saturday hours beginning Monday, December 22, which means that department and va riety stores will be open until 7 o'clock from Monday through Christmas Eve. Furniture stores will close at 6 p. m.? while gro cers will be open slightly later than department stores. Majority of merchants will take a two-day Christmas holiday, closing on both Christmas Day and on December 26, and re-open ing for business on Saturday, De cember 27. The following week, merchants will take a one-and one-half day holiday, resuming the Wednesday afternoon closing on December 31, and taking as a holiday New Year's Day. 'Bay A Can, Leave A Can" laycee Motto For Spreading Yale Cheer Members of the Kings Moun tain Junior. Chamber of Com merce will meet at Plonk Motor Company Tuesday night to pre pare baskets of food gathered In th? club's annual "Buy a Can,, Leave a Can !" collection cam paign for the city's needy fami lies. "We've gotten a late start on the "Buy a Can" campaign this Christmas and I wish to urge all citizens *o remember to make a contribution. When you're buying your groceries, purchase some staple item or Items and place them In the baskets located In the stores. You'll be helping some needy family' to a merrier Christ mas." J. T. McGlnnis, Jaycee vi re president sakl yesterday. Virtually ail Kings Mountain grocer* arr participating. Mr. McGlnnis urged members to contribute to the campaign at the regular meeting of the or ganization held at Masonic din ing hall Tuesday night D. D. Saunders, Jaycee mins trel show chairman, announced at the meeting that the annual show will be held on Thursday and Friday nights, January 29 and 30 at Central school auditori um. Bill Fulton welcomed Harold Clonlnger as a new member of the organization and Joe Hen drick and F. R. McCurdy, a for mer member, were guest) of the club. President Joe Hedden pre sided. Lewis Falls, program jchair man, presented Kiss Louise Glad den and Miss Melba Tindall who sang several Christmas numbers, accompanied by Mrs. F. R, Mc Curdy. The ladles also led the group in the singing of numerous carols and other songs. ' ja&v . 'Id CHOIR TO PRESENT CANTATA ? The 24-voice choir of Central Methodist church will present "The Story of Christmas", a Christmas cantata written In a very modern musical style by H. Alex ander Matthews on Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock. The choir is under the direction of Miss Bonnie Mcintosh. B. S. Peeler, Jr., is assistant director. Blakely Says Thirteen Areas Ash Service A large number of Kings Mountain citizens, residing with in the city limits, but now re ceiving city carrier postal servi ce, have petitioned for this ser vice, according to announcement by Postmaster W. E. Blakely., The petitions were Hied before last Saturday's deadline, after invitation for them by the post master. . , Citizens asked for city carrier delivery on portions of Davidson avenue, Deal street, Waco Road, South - Cherokee street, City street, Wells street, Wilson street, Falls street, Monte Vista drive, Parker street and W. King street, in addition to many resi dents of the Burlington Mill community who now received their mail addresses to rural routes. Postmaster Blakely said he felt confident that some of the areas, at least, would be approv ed by the postoffice department for adding to city carrier routes. Postmaster Blakely invited the petitions on instruction from the assistant postmaster general, af ter Mr. Blakely had requested that an inspector be sent here to Investigate the need for route 'additions. "I feel that the large number of petitions received will result in an inspector being sent here noon, "Mr. Blakely said, "and I feel that the more populous sec tions will be approved for city carrier delivery." PAGEANT SUNDAY The Sunday school of Res urrection Lutheran Church will present a Christmas pageant, "The Kingdom of the Christ Child," Sunday night at 7:30 o'clock. Mrs. Eugene Mltcham and Mrs. Sam Mltcham are directors of the pageant and the public is Invited to attend. CANDLELIGHT SERVICE A candlelight service for the Nativity will be conducted at Resurrection Lutheran church at 11 p. m. Wednesday, Decem ber 24. The service will be con cluded at 12 midnight and a service of caroling will follow. School Holidays Begin On Friday Kings Mountain area schools will close alter classes Friday for the annual Christmas holi days. City students will have a longer holiday than county units, with the exception of Park Grace school which will open for classes again on Jan uary 5 as will all Kings Moun tain city Grover school students will go back to the classrooms on December 29. Bethwax? school will resume classes on Decern ber 31. ? Band And Choras To Give Concert ? The annual Christmas concert of the Kings Mountain high [school band and mixed chorus will be presented Thursday night, [at the high school auditorium. Time of the concert is set for 8 o'clock. The public is invited and no admission will be charged. Among the varieties of selec tions, including sacred, popular classical, and religious numbers are, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "Here Comes Santa Claus", "Jingle Bells," "O Holy Night", "Winter Wonderland", "Half as Much", "Syncopated Clock" and many others. The girl's trio composed of Misses Dolores Davidson, Shirley Falls, and Nora Jane Deese will sing several selections. They will be accompanied at the piano by Shirley Housev. Shirley Falls ac companies the npixed chorus. Among the numbers the chorus will sing with band accompani ment are "Noel" and "White Christmas". "This concert promises to be one of the best," Joe Hedden, band director, said In making the announcement. "Everyone is urg ed to attend". Miss Margaret Cole directs the chorus. First Baptist Plans Yule Programs The First Baptist church sche dule of Christmas program plans was announced this week by the pastor, Rev. Gordon Weekley. On Friday evening at the Ma sonic Dining Hall, the annual all church party will be held, with Mrs. F. R. McCurdy in charge of a soc(al program. The program will include games, a Christmas reading by Miss Marie Camp, and group singing of Christmas songs followed by distribution of gifts and appearance of Santa Claus with gifts for the children. The pastor will deliver a Christ mas sermon on Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, and, on Sunday af ternoon, at 5 o'clock, a pageant, entitled "A King Is Born", will be presented. It will be directed by Mrs. F. A. McDanlel, Jr., with music under the direction of Mrs. J. C. Bridget, organist and choir director. On Sunday evening, young people of the church will carol shut-ins of the church and com munity, and on Wednesday even ing (Chri?tma? Eve) the Carol Choir, wider the direction of MIm Melba Tindall, will sing ca rols throughout the community. Methodist Choir To Sing Cantata Sunday At 5 p. m. The choir of Central Methodist church will present H; Alexander Matthews' cantata "The Story of Christmas" Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock. The 24-volce choir is under the ' direction of Miss Bonnie Mcin tosh, organist, with B. S. Peeler, Jr., assistant director. The Matthews cantata is writ- I ten in a modern musical style and U used for Chrlstmastido and Epiphany. Featured as soloists will be Mrs. Delbert Dixon, soprano, Miss Margaret Cole, alto, William Briggs, baritone, Earl Marlowe, baritone, B. S. Peeler, Jr., bari tone, Miss Joann Dixon, alto, and Miss Shirley Falls, soprano. Members of the choir are: Sopranos ? Mrs. M. H. Blser, , Sue Dixon, Shirley Falls, Wlnfred ] Fulton, Mary Alice McDanlel, Mil dred McDanlel and Gall Pulllam. Altos ? Margaret Cole, Joann Dixon, Barbara Grantham, Caro lyn Payseur, Rule Throneburg and Joann Wright. Tenors ? Jacob Dixon, Eddie Goforth, Earl Marlowe, Bud Mayes, Reginald Murray, Arthur Walker, Johnny Warllck, and Jim Westbrook. Basses ? William Briggs, Del bert Dixon, I. B. Goforth, Jr., B. S. Peeler, Jr., and Rev. Phil Shore. Mailing Rush Now Undeiway The Christmas season rush is definitely on at Kings Mountain I postoffice. with Tuesday mark - 1 1 ? a heavy influx of mailings' detinue. y x,.. postoffice, with Tuesday ing a heavy influx of mailings by Kings Mountain citizens. Machine cancellations alone (which does not Include parcel post cancellations, nor pre-can celled mail) totaled 17.844 pieces on Tuesday, a gain of more than 6.000 pieces of mall over Mon day's 11,027.. Normally cancella *i/\nq average about 3,000 pieces IV OPEN TIL 6 The Kings Mountain postof flee will be open all day on Saturday to accommodate Christmas season mailer*. The postoffice customarily closes at noon on Satur<* xy. Six "extra" employees are on hand to aid both city carriers and rural carriers. In addition, there are two extra window clerks, and two more "ex tras" will be added for the fi nal pre-Chrlstmas rush, accord ing to Assistant Postmaster George Hord. Mr. Hord thinks that many people are mailing greeting, cards, gifts, and other Christmas season mall earlier than usual and that the effect has been to make handling of the mall eas ier, In spite of the growth in vol' ume during the past few years. GIFT SALE Th?? Young Married Ladles class of Patterson Grove Bap tint church Sunday School will conduct a gift sale Saturday at the Home f^ervice and Frig Idalre Store on W. Mountain street. Items to be offered for sale Include a pons, pillow slip* , cakes articles suitable for gifts. Saturday Last Day To Enter Yule Contest - Saturday is the deadline lor entries in the city-wide Christ mas decorated door contest, be ing sponsored jointly by the city's Garden Club council and the First National Bank. Mrs. M. A. Ware, chairman of the Garden Club council, urged all citizens to enter the contest, pointing out again that only H oor decorations will be judged in the contest. Prizes of five dollars each arc being offered in thirteen different residential divisions, with a grand prize of a $25 savings bond to go to the owner of the entry judged best throughout the city. The judging vCill be conducted by out-of-town judges on the evening of December 22. ? PHzes for doorway decorations will go to winners in these divi sions: Non-garden club residen ces, Burlington Mill residences, Craftspun Mill residences, Loom-. Tex Mill residences, Pauline Mill residences, Kings Mountain Man ufacturing company residences," Margrace Mill residences, Sadie Mill residences, Mauncy Mill resi dences, Park Yarn Mill residen ces, Bonnie Mill residences, Gar den club member residences and Negro residences. Only requirement of persons entering the contest is that they fill out entry blank, noting name, address and division of the con test they are entering, and for ward the blank to the contest committee, either by mail to Post office Box 764, Kings Mountain, or by dropping It In entry boxes at Grlffli. Drug Company, Kings Mountain Drug Company, or the First National Bank. Entry deadline is December 20, and out-of-town judges will de termine the winners on the even ing of December 22. Judging of the contest will be based on three major points as follows: originality, 40 percent, suitability of material, 30 per cent, and general appearance, 30 percent. Garden Club Sale Is Friday The Kings Mountain Garden Club council will conduct a Christmas sale of decorations, gift items, arrangements, and hol iday-season cakes, cookies and other delicacies Friday afternoon, beginning at lo'clock at the Wo man's Club. The sale will be similar to one conducted last year, and Garden Club council members are anti cipating a repeat of last year's "sell-out", The Garden Club council In cludes three Kings Mountain gar den clubs. St. Matthew'sYule Program Is Listed Special Christmas services will be held at St. Matthew's Lutheran church beginning Sunday, accord ing to announcement by the pas tor, Dr. W. P. Gerberding. Christmas worship will be ob served at Sunday School and at the morning worship on Sunday, with a special "White Christmas" program scheduled for 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon by the youth and children's department. Gifts will be brought for the Lowman home, Children's home and local charity. The annual Christmas paity wil! follow, with light re freshments to bo served, and with treats for the children. The church's traditional mid night musical will be held Wed nesday evening at 11 o'clock, fea turing anthems by two choirs, vo cal solos, a violin offertory by Mrs. Miles Mauney, carol-singing and a short meditation by the pastor. Pie-Christmas Baying Rush To Peak This Weekend For "Five Saturdays" Though many people have done considerable Christmas shopping, many have much yet to be done, and Kings Mountain merchants are girding themselves for what they anticipate will be "five suc cessive Saturdays!'. They look for busy, pre-Chrlst mas selling dayc on Friday, Sat urday. Monday, ? Tuesday and Wednesday, before* pulling their shades at closing time on Christ mas Eve. Though pot as heavy as they were two Kveeks ago, stocks of Kings Mountain merchants are itlll in good shape, and, wit't many stores reporting receipt of ?pedal Christmas shipments this week, it appears that almost any one can obtain almost, any article at Kings Mountain stores. All stores of all kinds were of fering some kind of wares for Christmas, with big play being given by apparel, furniture, Jewel ry, drug and appliance stores. Food stores were ready for their busiest season of the year, as they helped families stock larders for bountiful Christmas ? season din ners. Toy merchant* were reporting brisk sales, and It appeared that youngsters would have plenty to excite them on Christmas morn ing. Assessments Listed For Street-Paving HEADS MINISTERS? Rev. Vance Daniel, pastor of Resurrection Lutheran church, has be?n nam ed president oi the Kings Moun tain Ministerial association for the coming year. Ministers Name Daniel President [" Rev. Vance M. Daniel was named president of the Kings Mountain Ministerial Associa tion at the regular December meeting of the organization held at Central Methodist church last Monday morning. ? The new association head is pastor of Resurrection Lutheran church and served during the past year as secretary and treas urer of the group. Rev.. B F. Austin, pastor of Second Baptist church was nam ed vice president and Rev. Phil Shore, Jr., Central Methodist pastor, was elected secretary and treasurer. Rev. Gordon Weekley, First Baptist pastor, Rev. W. IV Ger berding, St. Matthew's Lutheran pastor, and Rev. W. L. Pressly, Boyce Memorial A. R. P. pastor, were named to the program com-, mittee. Guest speakers at the meeting were VV . G. Ahernathy, represen tative of Southern Bell Tele phone and Telegraph Co., and Ollie Harris, Kings Mountain funeral director. Minor Zoning Change Proposed Hearing on a proposed minor change In the city's zoning ordi nance has been set for the board of commissioners reguler meet ing on Monday, January 12, ac cording to legal notice first-pub lished in today's issue o t the Herald. The proposal, on request of Warren Reynolds, Is to change a small area of York Road from residential area to neighborhood trading area. Mr. Reynolds, who has sought the change at a recent board meeting, indicated the lot would be used to erect a self-service gro cery. The proposal would change a lot 105 feet by 150 feet from resi dential zone to neighborhood trading zone. All persons interested In the proposed change are Invited to attend the hearing, according to the published notice. Hearing Called For January 12 For Objections The city- is publishing In to day's issue of the Herald notice of public hearing on adoption of assessments for street improve ments made during the past two years. The assessment roll to tals about $16,000. According to the notice, which lists proposed assessments for street paying on portions of 20 city streets, the city board of commissioners will hold a hear ing on the proposed assessments at its next regular meeting, sche duled for Monday, January 12, 1953 Property ? owners objecting to the proposed assessments should appear at the hearing to list their objections, according to the notice. The notice appears on Page 6. ' Section II, of today's issue. The .assessment roll includes charges for paving all or por tions of the following streets City street, Cherokee street, First street. Third street, McGinnis street, Wilson street. Deal street, Sims street, M e a d oo w brook .road, Rosewood iane. Gofotlh. street, Cold street, Grace street, Myers street, WeHs street, Dilling street, and Monte Vista drive. Phenix Bonuses Total $1335 Christmas bonuses totaling $4,335 ar-e being paid this year to employees ot Phenlx Plant, a unit of Burlington Mills, it was an nounced today by Superintendent ? J. T. Lathem, who also released plans for the plant's annual Christmas party to be held De cember 21. "Despite the. poor year experi enced by the textile industry gen erally, the company is happy to be able to pay Christmas bonuses again this year," Mr. Lathem said. On a company-wide basis, Bur lington Mills will pay out approxl mately $504,000 to its production employees it has been announced. The annual Christmas party for children of employees at Phe njx Plant will be held at 2 p. mi. Sunday, December 21 at. the Joy Theater. Gifts will be given to children 10 years of age and younger, following a brief Christ mas program of movie cartoons. The program will include prayer by Rev. C. F. Grant, pastor of Grace Methodist church, address of welcome by Superintendent Lathem and introduction of guests by Paul Howard. Hams and fruit cakes will be given as door prizes. Annual supervisors banquet and pftrty will be held Saturday night at 6:30 p. m. at the Masonic dining hall. The Phenlx square dance team will give a demonstra. tion at the party. % Plant holidays Will be 'observed beginning at the end of the third shift at 6 a. m. on Wednesday, December 24 and ending with operations being resumed at the beginning of the third shift on December 29. Crosby's Antiques 'Opened Monday Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Crosby opened on Monday at their home at 409 South Battleground avenue a new business enterprize, Cros by's Antiques. Mrs." Crosby wil\ manage the establishment and said the firm will specialize In early American antiques, including furniture, cop per and brass works of the per iod, lamps, chests, chafin dishes, and many other items. The firm will also be agents for wall paper and decorator fa brics, Mrs. Crosby said. Among special Christmas items now hi stock are candellers. KIWANIS MEETING Regular meeting of the Kings Mountain Kiwanls clu& will be held Thursday evening at 6:45 , at Masonic Dining Hall. Pro gram Is being arranged by the committee on Boys and Girls work, of which Burt Chandler i#? chairman. It will be the final meeting of the year, since no meetings are scheduled for Christmas nor New Year's Days.