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Kings Mountain's RELIABLE Newspaper
VOL 63 NO. 2
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, January 8, 1953
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PRICE f=IVE CENTS
Mr. and Mrs. J. Ollle Harris
will go to Raleigh Monday for
a meeting of the. North Caroli
na Embalming Board, which
meets there for a two-day ses
City firemen answered an a
larm Monday afternoon and
quickly extinguished a grass
fire on Monte Vista drive. No
damage was reported.
A total of $147*50 was collec
ted in revenue from the city's
parking meters Wednesday
morning, according to a report
toy the city clerk's office.
COURT OF HONOR
Court of Honor for Kings
Mountain District Boy Scouts
will be held Thursday night at
7:45 at City Hall, according to
announcement from Piedmont
Rev. P. D. Patrick and S. S.
Weir, Jr., will serve as dele
gates from First Presbyterian
church and J. V. Stewart from
Dixon church to the January
13 meeting of Kings Mountain
Presbytery, to be at First Pres
byterian church, Gastonia.
Annual meeting of stock
holders of Lake Montonia
Club, Inc., will be held at City
Hall courtroom Tuesday night
at 7:30 p. m. All members have
been urged to attend.
CapL Paul E. Hendricks, ar
my medical corps, has recently
been transferred for duty to
the Charlotte examination
center from Fort Jackson, S. C.
A total* of 438 Kings Moun
tain motorists have purchased
1953 City auto license tags, ac.
cording to a report Wednesday
by the city clerk's office. Tags
must .be purchased by Febru
ary 1 and price of the tag is
Rev. H. Gordon Weekley,
pastor of First Baptist church,
will address members of the
Kings Mountain Lions club -at
their regular meeting Tuesday
night at 7 o'clock at Masonic
Dies Of Injuries
Funeral services for Frank L.
Hoyle, of Shelby, father of Frank
'L. Hoyle, Jrl, of Kings Mountain,
who died Tuesday of Injuries sus
tained when struck by an auto
mobile on December 22, will be
held Thursday at 3 o'clock from
Central Methodist church in Shel
The body will remain at the
residence of John A Hoyle, 317
South Thompson street, In Shelby
until taken to the church for the
Mr. Hoyle was 80 years of age
and was in good "health before
the accident He was born May
5, 1872, the son of the late Crfpt.
L. J. Hoyle and Emma Higgins
Koyle of Belwood.
He was clerk of court for
Clewlanrt County from 1906 to
1SJ18 and served as postmaster at
Shelby from 1935 to 1940. He was
active tn political, church and
tfvk affairs and was for many
years A member of the board of
stewards at Shelby. Central Meth
At the time of his death, he
was a partner with his brbthet,
George A. Hoyle, in a Shelby in
He was married on October 3,
r,* 1894 to the fonner Miss Marietta
, ( , Walker of Rutherford County.
Mrs. Hoyle died in April, 1946.
Mr. Hoyle U survived by eight
children, Mrs. M. ti Barr of At
lanta, Ga., Mrs. M. C. Ramsey of
Greenwood, Miaa., Mrs. R. 8.
Matthews of Columbia, S. C.,
Mrs. Robert L. Wilson, Mrs. Jo.n
A. Anthony and John A. Hoyle.
all of Shelby. Mi* Harry D. Elck
holtz of Pompona B^ach,, Fla.,
. and Mr. Hoyle of Kings Moun
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To Be Heard
On Paving Fees
Monday's regular January ses
sion of the city board of com
missioners is expected to be a
busy one, with the commission
ers scheduled to hold a hearing
on street-paving assessments.
On December 18, the city pub
lished its notice of public hear
ing and listed street-paving as
sessments for 20 city street. In
the notice, the city set the hear
ing date for January 12, and in
vited owners of property assess
ed to appear before the board in
event objection to the particular
The assessments cover street
paving work done by the city
during the past three years.
Another public hearing is also
scheduled for Monday evening
and involves a zoning law
change. The board is considering
a request to rezone a small por
tion of York Road, changing it
from residential area to neigh
borhood trading area, at request
of barren Reynolds.
Other business will include
receiving of regular monthly re
The board will convene at 7:30.
To Be Installed
Officers for the" coming yfeai t
will be Installed at a regular com
munication of Fairview Lodge
No. 339, A. F. & A. M.. Monday
evening at 7:30 at Masonic Lodge
Arnold W. Kincatd, grand lec
turer of North Carolina, will
serve as installing officer, and
John H. Floyd, 37th district depu
ty grand master, will serve as
marshal for the installation rites.
Elective and appointive officers
to be installed are:
D. E. Tate, master; Boyce
Gault, senior warucn; Emmett
Ross, Junior warden;, J. C. Keller,
treasurer; Joe H. McDaniel, Jr.,
secretary'; F, A. McDaniel, Jr.,
senior Stewart; L. A. Harmon,
junior Stewart; James B. Simp
son and A. B. Chandler, stewarts,
and J. A. Walker, tyler.
For Mr. Gardner
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Funeral services for John Jack
Gardner, 70, were conducted Mon
day afternoon at 4 o'clock from
the Mountain View Baptist
Rev. Floyd Hollar, pastor of
the' church, officiated and burial
was In Mountain Rest cemetery.
Mr. Gardner, a resident of the
Crowder's Mountain section, died
at 8 a. m. Sunday. In a Concord
nursing home after an extended
illness. \ -
The only survivor in his imme
diate family Is a brother, the
Rev. Lee Gardner of Greenville,
ELECTED ? J. C. Bridges has
been elected president of the
Kings Mountain Merchants as
sociation for the coming year. He
will take office on January 26,
s i-Tc'eeding Dan Huffstetler.
Bridges To Head
J. C. Bridges, hardware mer
chant, will head the Kings
Mountain Merchants association
for the coming year, according
to results of association ballot
ing announced yesterday.
Sir. Bridges has . been elected
president of the association for
the year 1952-53 and will suc
ceed retiring president Dan
Huffstetler on January 26.
W. G. Grantham, was elected
vice-president of the association.
Elected directors for two year
terms were Fred W. Plonk, B. S.
; Peeler, Jr., John O Plonk, and
Holdover directors for the for
thcoming . year are Hal Ward,
Haywood E. Lyncn, Hilton Ruth,
O. W. Myers and John Lewis.
Dan Huffstetler will serve as an
ex officio director for the coming
Mr. Bridges is a partner in
To Be Installed
Dr. Rembert Burgess, president j
of Spartanburg Junior college
and governor of the Carolines Ki
wanis distrlrt, will he thd prlnrl
pal speaker at the installation
night meeting of the Kings Moun
tain Kiwanis club Thursday even
The meeting, a ladies night af
fair, will be- held at Masonic Din
ing Hall at 6:45, .
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Officers to be installed are
Dr. D. F. Hord, president; Paul
Mauney, first vice-president; Dr.
W. P. Gerberding, second vice
president; Harold Coggins, secre
tary; and John L. McGill, trea
Directors to be Installed are L.
A. Hoke, L. Arnold Riser, Dr. O.
P. Lewis, David Neill, Charles
Nelsler, B. S. Peeler, Sr., and J.
Retiring president of the or
ganization is Harold Hunnlcutt.
Funeial Bites Fox Miss Simonton,
Retired Teacher, Conducted Monday
Funeral services for Miss Bes
sie Stmonton, 76, widely - known
retired teacher, were held (Mon
day afternoon at Boyoe Memori
al Associate Reformed Presbyter
Ian church, with interment fol
lowing at the New Hope ARP
church cemetery In Fairfield
Counvy, S. C
Miss Slmortton died at her
home here at 12:50 Sunday
moniIi.e? following a stroke of
paralysis suffered four days pre
viously. She had been In ill
health for the past five months.
The funeral rites were conduc
ted toy Rev. W. L. Pres*ly, pastor
of Boyce Memorial church, of
which she was a loyal memtoer,
with Rev. P. D. Patrick, pastor of
First Presbyterian church, assis
Rev. Mr. Pressly . characterised
Miss Simon ton as a woman of
denial, diligence and devotion.
He said she denied herself that
she might give to others, proved
continually diligent In all her
tasks, and waa always devoted
to her friends, her work, ?tkd her
? "Her name will live," he said,
"because of her devotloiv"
Miss Slmonton had been a cit
izen of Kings Mountain for 47
years. A native of White Oak,
Fairfield County, S. C., she was a
daughter of the late Samuel Ro
bert and Sarah Harris Slmonton.
For 45 years she was a teacher
In the Kings Mountain schools
and for a similar period she was
a teacher In the children's de
partment of Boyce Memorial
ARP Sabbath school.
In 1949, Miss Slmonton became
the first recipient of the Kings
Mountain Klwanls club's tin
selfish Service" award, a tribute
for her long years of service to
the schools of the community.
Surviving aie a brother, R. T.
Slmonton, of Atlanta, Ga, and
four sisters, Mrs. E. A* Harrill.
(Mrs. W. 3. Dllllng and Mrs. J. M
Patterson, all ctf Kings Moun
tain, and Mrs. S. C Cslder, of
Greenville, S. C. ?
Active pallbearers were Mal
colm Patterson, Jack Amette, W.
S. Pulton, Marriott PMfer, Booth
Gillespie, and Sam R. Suber,
Funeral services for Miss Ella
Harmon, 71, well-known. Kings
Mountain woman, were held
Tuesday afternoon at Boyce Me
morial ARP Church.
Rev. W. L. Pressly. pastor 6f
the church, conducted the rites
and was assisted by Rev. J. W.
Carson, pastor of Garrison Me
morial ARP church, of Ser^emer
Miss Harmon died at 12:01
Monday morning at her home on
East King street. In declining
health for the past several years,
she had been more seriously HI
since Christmas Day, her condi
tion worsening gradually until
Born in the Beaulah community
of Cleveland county on August
27, 1881, Miss Harmon was a
daughter of Peter Beam and Mar
tha Lowrance Haimon. Slie came
to Kings Mountain as a girl of
14 in 1895 and, with the excep
tion of three years in the twen
ties, when she was employed in
Charlotte as a milliner and sales
lady, lived here every since. In
1926, she opened Kings Moun
tain's first beauty shop. She Was
a loyal member of Boyce Memo
rial ARP church.
Rev. Mr. Pressly described Miss
Harmon as a woman who exhibit
ed friendliness, fortitude and
faith. He said she had shown
bravery in fighting her Illness, by
continuing to seek health, and
added, "She had many friends.
Proving she was friendly, for
friendliness makes friends."
Interment was made in Moun
tain Rest jcemetery. The body lay
in state at the church for a half
hour prior to the final rites.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs.
T. P. McGill and Mrs. Minnie H.
Crawford, and a brother, M. L.
Harmon, all oi Kings Mountain.
A large number of nieces and
nephews also survive.
Active pallbearers were James
Anthony, Menzell Phifer, Otto
Ware, Lewis Hovis, Garrison Go
forth and W. S. Fulton, Jr. Hono
rary pallbearers were elders of
Boyce Memorial ARP church.
.Annual banquet of the Kings
Mountain Merchants association
wiH bp held on Monday, January
26, with Charles E. Culltn, Char
lotte humorist scheduled to make
the principal address, according
to announcement this week by J.
C. Bridges, chairman of the pro
The annual banquet, which will
again be an employer-employee
paffair, will be frcld nt Mouonio
j Dining Hall.
In addition to the address of
Mr. Cullen, the program will In
clude reports on the past year's
work by officers of the associa
tion and installation of officers
and directors for 1953-54.*
Tickets for the banquet will go
on sale in the near future. Mer
chants should make tipket reser
vations with W. G. Grantham,
chairman of the ticket committee,
or by calling the Merchants as
- T. W. Grayson is chairman of
a committee arranging gifts for
Franklin bethel, formerly min
ister of muftlc at St. Matthew's
Lutheran church, will become or
ganist and choir director of First
Presbyterian church, according
to recent announcement by the
church's music committee.
Mr. Ftthel is to assume his du
ties on February 1.
Members of the music commit
tee are Mrs. P. M. Neisler, R. H.
Webb and Dr. W. L. Ramseur.
For the past several months a
chaplain's assistant at Fort
Bragg, Mr. Pethel will soon be
released from active duty in the
army. He U a graduate of Lenolr
His wife !* the former Miss
Emelyn Gillespie, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Gl)le*ple.
Rev. J. Bade Anderson, for
mer supply pastor here at
, First Presbyterian church, will
assume pastorate duties at Ol*
ney Presbyterian church In
Gastonia on February 1. He
and his family recently re
turned from Scotland whrr<> ho
has been studying tinder a
scholarship at the University
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Annual Polio Fund Campaign To Begin
Monday; Howard, Reed Co-Chairmen
FORMER POLIO PATIENT TO WORK IN M \RCH O
Cash of the Bethware community, contracted polio
whirlpool bath when he could move only bis head,
pital, where he stayed many months and had six
Morganton, where he spent several weoki. in an
pedic hospital before going to Camp Sutton.
F DIMES ? Boyce Cash, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. M.
four years ago and is pictured at left above in a
The picture was taken qt Camp Sutton Polio hos
operations. Boyce was first taken to Grace hospital,
iron lung and was transferred to Asheville Ortho
, AT FIRST BAPTIST ? Kiss Bet
ty Nelson, of Wilmington, has
been appointed promotional di
rector of First Baptist church, ac
cording to announcement this
Miss Melton Joins
Miss Betty Lou Melton of Wil
mington is joining the staff of
the First Baptist Church this
week as promotional director, ac
cording to an announcement Mon
day by Rev. Gordon Wecklcy, pas
Miss Melton fills one of the two
newly created staff positions
which the Church Conference
voted into being in November. Be
side the position of promotional
director, the church plans to call
a secretary - treasurer - music di
rector in the near future.
"Miss Melton comes to us tQ do
an Important Job. She will be in
charge of the development of a
far-reaching program of enlist
ment and promotion, dealing with
the activities of every department
of the church," said Rev. Week
"I know of no one more dedi
cated to the Cause for which we
are striving nor one who is bet
ter acquainted with the function
ing of Baptist work than Miss
"She has grown up In the
church and has manifested an
ynusual ability to be creative and
Original in carrying out a pro
gressive program. Aside from
this she has a splendid, winsome
personality which enhances her
"We are highly pleased to have
her become a part of our staff,"
A suite of three offices is being
remodeled on ths southeast cor
ner of the second floor of the
church. These offices adjoin a
large room which was formerly
used as the Young Peoples' as
sembly. It will be used henceforth
aS a waiting room for the offices
and as a Conference room for
TO HEAR PATTERSON
Dr. 8. J. Patterson, Jr., acting
director of adult work and sec
retary of men's work In the
Presbyterian Church, V. S., -will
be guest speaker on Tuesday
night at a meeting of the men
of Kings Mountain TVesbytery
to be held at first Presbyteri
an church here. The supper
meeting will be held In the
Fellowship Hall of the church
and will beglh at 7 o'clock.
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Only 23 Men
In spite of a heavy draft call
for February by the Army, the
Cleveland County selective serv
ice board's quota is the smalle&t
it has been since November, ac
cording to Mrs. Clara Newman,
clerk to the board.
Mrs. Newman said the hoard
has been ordered to furnish 2&
men for induction into the arm
ed services on February 5.
. The board induction quotas
for both December and Janary
was 50 men.
Mrs. Newman said that virtu
ally all registered 20-year-old
men would have received pre
induction physical examinations
by the end of this month.
The board is to fill pre-induc
tion quotas of 60 men on Janu
ary 12 and again on January 28.
J. L Wilkie
Members of the Kings Moun
tain Junior Chamber of Com
merce heard a talk on current
projects of other clubs by J. L?.
Wilkie, of Shelby, at the regular
meeting. ? of ? Hrfi ? orgar.'^frtton
Tuesday night at Masonic din
ing hall. .
Mr. Wilkie is vice-president of
the North Carolina third dis
trict. He was accompanied by
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E. H. Crouch entered the
Presbyterian Hospital in Char
lotte last Wednesday for ob
servation and treatment.
HEADS MEDICS ? Dr. Phillip G.
Padgett', of Kings Mountain, was
recently elected president of the
Cleveland County Medical so
ciety for 1953. Other officers
named were Dr. John Hamrick,
Shelby, vice-president, and Dr.
II. C. Thompson, Shelby, secre
Foi New Drama
Casting is underway on the
forthcoming Kings Mountain
Little Theatre production of
"Ten l,mio Indians," a myster\
drama, and Dr. P. G. . Padgett,
who is directing thrv show, has
issued an invitation to all inter
ested persons to try out for
Dr. Padgett said that the show
has 11 roles, including eight
male and three female parts.
Any person interested in a
tryout should contact Dr. Pad
Tax Listing Pace Keeps Officials
Busy; Earl; Listing Being Urged
Tax listing, which got under
way last Friday, began at a fair
ly brisk pace and was keeping
the city and county listing offi
cers reasonably busy this week.
However, both Conrad Hughe*,, i
county lister, and Clairence E.
Carpenter, city lister, doubted
hoptrty values assigned by
Cola ? Layer-Trumble Compa
ny, proparty appraisal firm
now computing a revaluation
of Cleveland 'County proper
ties, will not be arbitrarily ac
cepted by the county board of
commissioners, H. B. Bumgard
ner. District 2 commissioner,
Following receipt of the fig
ures, all property owners will
be notified of the new valua
tions and will be invited to
list objections to the valua
tions at a subsequent hearing.
Mr. Bumgardner said a num
ber of citisens had Indicated
they held the mistaken Idea
that the values would be arbi
trarily assigned, with no re
sours*. "That is incorrect," he
that the pace was fast enough to
avoid a last minute Jam-up:
"It's been pretty brisk," Mr,
Hughes said, "but many people
are yet to list their properties
Few business firms have yet
listed, he added, and urged their
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owners or officers to attend to
the matter as early as possible.
All persons are required to list
their property for taxes during
the month of January, with the
I law providing penalities for those
who fall to list. All males be
tween the ages of 21 and 50 are
required to list for poll taxes,
and any owner of personal or
real property is required to list.
For some, listing for taxes is
more simple this year. Due to the
forthcoming property revaluation
tigurea, expected to be received
by the county board of commis
sioners in time for use on 1953
tax bills, business firms will nesd
figures for listing only Inven
tories and removable personal
property (such as Cash registers
and similar Items). Heavy equip
ment and fixtures are being ap
praised, as is realty, by a special
tax appraisal firm.
As has been customary for a
number of years, automobiles and
trucks are being listed according
to wholesale values appearing in
current trade association "blue
Farmers have an additional
listing Job, with Charlie Ware,
farm census taker.
Both city and coUnty listing of
ficiate are at City Hall courtroom
dally except Mondays, when the
county listing officials are at
Round tree's Hardware In G rover,
to accommodate persons In this
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For This Year
Set At $25,000
Annua] March of I>imc\s drive
for funds to combat polio wijl
begin in Cleveland ' County, on
Monday according to announce- ?
inent by Dr. N. II. Reed and Gra
dy Howard, co-chairmen of the
Kings Mountain drive. Quota for
the county is $25,000.
The co-chairmen also announc
ed the organization for the Kings
Jacob Cooper and G. C. Kelly
will head ti e industrial division,
A. F. Dean and G. A. Bridges will .
be in charge* of the merchants di
vision and the Ju jior Woman s
club will conduct tht; "Mother's
March" house-to-house collection.
Other community chairmen In
clude a former polio patient,
Boyoe Cash, active young Betfi- -
ware school student, his father,
H. M. Cash, and VVillard Boyles
in the Bethware, El Bethel and
Patterson Grove section and Mrs.
D. L. Harry and Mrs. W. B. liar
ry at Grover,
t Funds collected in the annual
I appeal are used for treatment of
infantile para-lysis patients and
for research in combatting the
According to a report by Car
Ids Young, of Shelby, treasurer of
the county polio unit, 16 new ca
ses of polio developed in the
county during 1952 requiring
653 days of hospitalization and
treatment amounting, to $9,930.
54 along with 28 carry over cas
es from 1951 requiring 151 days
and costing $8,609.32.
A total of $18,539.86 was thus
spent for care of polio victims of
the county during the past year,
Mr. Young reports. Of the 44 pa
tients treated last year, only two
remain hospitalized, he said. .
Mr. Young reported a cash bal
ance of $119.38 against out
standing unpaid, bills amount
ing to $2,217.11 for the year.
Foi Mis. Hubbaid
Funeral services for Mrs. Sam
B. Hubbard, 62, mother of Mrs.T.
M. Ilord of Kings Mountain were
conducted Monday afternoon at 3
o'clock from New Hope Baptist
church of Earl.
Rev. C. A. Klrby, Jr. officiated
assisted !>y Kev. IT. Gordon Week
ley of Kings Mountain. Burial
was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Hubbard died at Shelby
hospital Sunday morning. She
had lived in Ear! for 33 years, and
was the widow of the late Sam
B. Hubbard, who died in 1939.
She Is survived by two sons,
Kenneth B.. Hubbard of Fayette
ville, and Samuel B, Hubbard of
Charlotte; two. daughters, Mrs.
T. M. Hord ojf Kings Mountain
and Mrs. J. B. Champion of Earl;
a sister* Mrs. Estelle Cottingham
of Latta, S. C.; two brothers. J. O.
Brigman and Charlie Brigman of
Latta, S. C.; and four grand
daughters. 'V .c.
Funeral rites for Mrs. Martha
R. Chapman, 79, of route five
Shelby, grandmother of Mrs. Ed
Bridges of Kings Mountain, were
conducted Sunday at 2 o'clock p. *
m. from Pleasant Grove Baptist
church near Fallston.
Rev. C. C. Crowe and Rev. D.
G. Moose officiated and burial
was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Chapman died riday at
1:30 p. m. She was tht widow of
the late Kelly Chapman and was
the daughter o i the late Mr. and <
Mrs. Love Landlord.1"
She is survived by one son, W.
J. Chapman of East New Market,
Md., two daughters, Mrs. J. W.
Wright of Shelby and Mrs. James
C. Gillis of Charlotte; two sisters. ?
Mrs. Charles McSwain of Waco
and Mrs. Shenck Spangler of
Shelby, 14 grandchildren and 25
- LEGION METING
' Regular January meeting of
Otis D. Green Post 155, the A<
merican Legion, will be held
Monday night at 8 p. m. at the
Legion Hall. Commander Sam
Collins has asked that all
members be present for the ' . :