City Limits 7.206
Trading Area . . . . ; 1 5.000
(1945 Ration Board Figures)
VOL 63 NO. 7
Kings Mountain's RELIABLE Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, February |2, 1953
PRICE FIVE CENTS
COMMUNICATION > .
An Emergent Communication
of Fairview Lodge 339 A. F. &
A. M., will be held Monday
February 16, at 7:30, fo? work
in the first degree.
COURT OF HONOR
Regular monthly session of
the Court of Honor for Kings
Mountain district Boy Scouts
is scheduled for Thursday
night at 7:30 at City Hall, ac
cording to announcement from
Piedmont Council" head
TO CHAPEL HILL
. Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Blanton
left Wednesday for Chapel Hill
to attend a meeting of the ex
ecutive commission of the Nor
th Carolina Pharmacists Asso
ciation in session there.
Kelly Weaver, son" of Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Weaver has
successfully taken competitive
examinations for a scholarship
in the Naval Reserve Officers
A total of $146.22 was collec
ted Wednesday morning, from
the city's parking meters, ac
cording to a report toy the city
Carl F. Maun?y. who under
went an operation at Charlotte
Memorial hospital on Monday,
was reported resting well
T AO SALES
A total of 943 Kings Moun
tain motorists have purchased
1953 city arj^ license plates,
aoconiing K. a report toy the
city clerk's office. Deadline for
purchasing tags without pen
alty was February 1.
The Executive board of the
Parent ? Teacher association
of West School will meet Tues
day afternoon at 2:30 p. m. In
the school auditorium. Parent
Teacher association will meet
in the school auditorium Wed
nesday Feb. 18, at 3 o'clock, ac
cording to recent announce
The young adult class of
Grace Methodist church will
sponsor an oyster supper Sat
urday, February 14, beginning ?
at 5 o'clock p. m. at the Ma
sonic HaJi Proceeds wm go to
ward the church building fund
and the public is invited.
Completion of casting for
parts in "The Robe," to be pre
sented In March, will take
place at the Little Theatre of
fice Monday night at 7:30 p.
m., it was announced by Presi
dent Bruce Thorbum this
week. Anyone interested in a
part in the religious drama is
invited to attend- Mrs. Au
drey Mauney is director of the
Kin Die In Wreck
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel David
Melton of Caroleen, brother and
sister-in-law of Mrs, Fred Lock
ridge, of Kings Mountain, died as
a result of injuries received in an
auto-truck collision near Forest
City last Friday.
Mrs. Melton was Instantly kill
ed in the crash, and Mr. Melton,
brother of the Kings Mountain
woman, was dead on arrival it
Funeral services for the acci
dent victims were held at Caro
leen Baptist church Sunday after
noon, Interment was in Henrlet
According to investigating offi
cers, the 19(50 four-door auto dri
ven by Mrs. Melton pulled out of
the Forest City highway into the
path of a tanker truck loaded
with 5,900 gallons of gasoline, go
ing north on the Che*nee-Ruth?r
fordtnn highway N. 221.
Edward Broughton Putnam, 32,
of Forest City, Rt.'l, driver of the
truck, was treated at the hospital
The Helton car was completely
demolished in the wreck. About
$360 damage was done to the
truck which belonged to the Lutz
Yelton Oil Company of Caroleen
rfjffctrolman Pfc Joe Wilson who
Investigated the leeMMnt, assisted
In Long Session
World Prayer Day
To Be Observed
Kings Mountain's annual
World Day of Prayer service
will be held on Friday, Febru
ary 20, at Grace Methodist
church at 10 a. m. according to
announcement this week by
the Kings Mountain Council of
Churchwomen which sponsors
The program, on the them*
"Walk as Children of Light,"
will be given by Mrs. C. S.
It is the one time during i
the year tho world unites in
prayer and the Council of
Churchwomen urges all to
meet for this special service."
Mrs. Jacob Cooper, publicity
chairman, said in announcing
A. B. Chandler
A. R. Chandler, for the past 29
months manager of Foote Min
eral Company's plant here, has
been transferred to the compa
ny's Exton Plant at Paoli, Penn
The announcement was made
toy Mr. Chandler.
James E. Castle, formerly as
sistant mill superintendent of St.
Joseph Lead Co., Balmat divis
ion, will succeed Mr. Chandler
as plant manager here. He will
assume his new duties on jvlon
(Mr. Chandler will remain in
Kings Mountain for a month as
the company's management re
presentative before assuming his
new duties ?s chemist at the Ex
Mrs. Chandler was also active
have been active in the civic life
of Kings Mountain since moving
here about two years ago. Both
were associated with the Little
Theatre and were active in es
tablishing. the annual Battle of
Kings Mountain historical dra
Mrs] Chandler was also active
in Junior Woman's club activiti
es. Mr. Chandler is past chair
man of the city's parks and rec
reation commission and is cur
rently a member of that toody.
The Chandlers, and son Allan,
plan to move to their new home
Mr. Chandler also announced
that Rudi Wuennenberg, plant
accountant, will assume his new
duties at the company's new
Sunbright, Virginia, plant on
Mr. Wuennenberg has been in
Kings Mountain for about two
years and he and his -wife have
also been active in Little Thea
tre activities. He is currently
treasurer of the Junior Chamber
The Wuennenbergs, and son,
Eric, will move to Kingsport,
Teniv, In the near future.
Michael Lyons has been at the
local plant for several weeks as
accountant. He ahd his family
live on York road.
The service of Holy Commun
ion will be observed at St.
Matthew's Lutheran church
next Wednesday evening, Ash
Wednesday, at 7:30, according
to announcement by the pas
tor, Dr. W. P. Gerberdlng. It
will be the first of annual
mid-week Lenten services at
s> - .
In a long session Monday night
the city board of commissioners
1) Voted $600 to the Kings Moun
tain Red Cross chapter, provided
such a payment is legal, after a
plea for the gift had been made
by Rev. p. D. Patrick.
21 Voted to refund -to E. T.
Piott cost of pipe for a water line
orig.nally installed by Mr Plott
at a time when the city had no
P pe available. Mr. Plott had com
plained that he was being charg
ed water tap fees "for tapping
my own line". '
3) On request of Lawrence Pat.
nek authorized a slight change of
roadbed on the southbound (un
named) street passing Kines
Mountain Cotton Oil Company
4) Heard a report from J. w.
Webster, building inspector, who
stated only one person in nine
had responded to letters condem
ning certain derelict properties.
5) Authorized extension of a
water line on East Ridge street
to serve the Fulton propertv at
request of W. S. Fulton, Jr.
6) Authorized erection of street
markers on certain unmarked
o,1 ,re?uest of Postmaster
W- E- Blakely. Mr. Blakely had
said markers are mandatory for
city carrier delivery and lack of
them would prevent route exten
7) Declared the city a bird sane
wnul2er!d aJrafflc signal light
installed at the corner of York
road and E. Gold street.
9) Agreed to estimate cost of
regrading a portion of the en
trance to McGlll's Esso Station.
in. *. McGill requested the esti
mate and said Standard Oil Com
pany would defray the costs.
10) On question of Mr. McGill
instructed Street Superintendent
Tom Henry to Install curbing on
portion of Mountain street, to
Juniper street, as previously au
? The board also heard a Mr. Mc
Kee of Morristown, Tenn., offer
to clean two of the city's septic
tanks for $1,000. Mr. McKee also
made the statement that the two
tanks could serve the city ade
quately if properly cleaned and
Asked If the sewage disposal
plants recommended by an engi
neering firm were unnecessary
Mr McKee replied that the state
sanitation department has en
couraged erection of such, plants
as a means of cobatlng stream
pollution. He indicated the plants
were desirable, but not manda
All members of the board were
Found Near Brevard
The Nash automobile owned by
Mayor Garland Still, stolen early
-Sunday morning from the front
ot the Still residence on North
Piedmont avenue, was found a
bandoned near Brevard on Tues
day, city police reported.
The car was found on a dirt
foad about 12 miles from Brevard
and wag only slightly damaged.
The thief or thieves had con
nected the Ignition wires and dri
ven it off without benefit of key.
The thief or thieves have not been
Warren Ellison, Hugh A. Lftgan, Ir.
Advanced For Police Chiefs Position
Two names were advanced for
B|p. city's police chief vacancy
Monday night, but no motions to
employ were forthcoming.
Clarence E. Carpenter, the per
with responsibility of the depart
ment, recommended appointment
as dfeief Officer Wtftnt Elli
son, who told the board he wasn't
asking for the position bdtwould
accept it if tendered.
Commissioner Lloyd E. Davis
advanced the name of Former
ffixrttf Hugh A. Logan, Jr.,
Hr. Carpenter offered the
opinion, "I don't
too good." He also suggested the
sheriff was interested in
Commissioner Olland R. Pear
son said he wouldn't object to
elevating Officer Ellison but did
object to the appointment of Mr. !
Logan. He added, "Logan said he
wouldn't come unless we all a
gfeed to it, and I won't. I can't
Early in the SUU administra
tion, Officer Ellison had been
temporarily dismissed on a mo
tion pressed by Commissioner
Pearson, who had defeated Elli
son's brother for Ward 3 com
missioner. , i
Several eal'r for a motion fall
senior offloers are In charge on
their particular shifts.
WORK UNDERWAY ON NURSES' HOME ? Work is now underway on construction of a modern
nurses home at the Kings Mountain Hospital plant. Ground was broken for the building, being erected
on the northwest corner of the hospital tract facing North Juniper street, last week. Pictured above,
left to right, are V. W. Breeze, architect for the home, Joe Dixon, hospital business manager, and
Clarence Morrison, Shelby contractor, who holds the contract to build the structure. In the back
ground, two unidentified workmen are mixing mortar for the footings. (Photo by Carlisle Studio.)
Will Hear LaFar
Members of. the Kings Moun
tain Lions club will continue
this weekend their annual
broom -and -mat sale for the
benefit of tne blind.
Hoping for better weather,
the club members expect to
finish their work as house-to.
house salesmen of two articles
manufactured by blind people
in Greensboro Industries for
Brooms sell for S1.50, while
the rubber doormats sell for
The Kings Mountain club's
share of the proceeds is used
locally for aid to the blind and
other sight conservation work.
Legion Endorses !
G. R. Leukhardt
Members of Otis D. Green Post j
155, the American Legion, in reg
ular monthly meeting at the Le
gion Hall last Friday night,
passed a resolution endorsing
the candidacy of George R. Leuk
hardt, of Shelby, for commander
of North Carolina's 4th division.
Mr. LeukfldVlt is currently
serving as commander of the di
vision's 28th district.
A disabled veteran of World
War i, he has long been active
In programs of the Legion and
especially In the membership
and disabled ^ terans fields.
A former vice commander of
the Shelby post, he has held po
sitions on the local, district, di
vision and national levela. Long
a leading "<3o-Getter", he holds
many state awards for securing
members for the organization.
Mr. Leukhardt was present at
the meeting and told tl* group
that his primary interests in the
American Legion are member
ship and service to disabled vet
erans, whether Legionnaires or
. Some 30 Legionnaires were
present at the meeting. Com
mander Sam Collins presided
and, among the Items of -busi
ness discussed, the group voted
March 7 as the tentative date for
a square dance.
B. & L Meeting
Set Fot Thursday
Shareholders of Kings Moun
tain Buildirg A Loan association
will hold their annual meeting
?KH o'clock Trw'iwiy"
in the offices of the association.
The shareholders will hear re
ports from officers on the past
year's work and will elect direc
tors for the coming year, In ad
dition to transacting other nec
Announcement of the meeting
was made by J, C. Lackey, secre
? i i*i k I "i li ' liT'
I. H. Patterson
D. R. Lafar, of Gastonia, ex
ecutive vice-president of the Pied
mont Council, will make the fea
tured address at the annual Kings
Mountain district Boy Scout ban
quet Friday night at 7 o'clock at
Masonic Dining Hall.
The annual event, one of the
features of the local observance
of National Boy Scout week,
which runs through Saturday, al
ways attracts a capacity crowd
of Scouts and Scouters.
Tickets for the banquet are
$1.25 and can be obtained from
Ollie Harris, ticket sales chair
Boy Scouts attended the annual
Boy Scout church service Sunday
night at Boyce Memorial ARP
church, and heard a sermon by
Dr. W. P. Gerberding.
On Thursday night, the Kiwa
nls club will have Boy Scouts as
Immediately following Boy
Scout Week, district officials will
conduct' the annual district fi
J. H. Patterson is serving as
chairman of the 1953 campaign,
according to announcement by J.
W. Webster, district chairman,
and other campaign committee
members are E. E. Marlowe,
George H. Mauney and Paul Mau
Minimum goal of the fund
campaign is $1,850. ?
Rites Are Conducted
For Mrs. Barkley
Funeral rites for Mrs. A. J. W.
Barkley, mother of Mrs. Edgar
Sellers, of Kings Mountain, were
conducted last Friday from First
ARP church in Statesvllle, with
interment following in the family
plot of New Sterling church ceme
Mrs. Barkley died in an Ashe
ville hospital on February 4, fol
lowing a heart attack suffered a
For almost all of her life she
had been a resident of Statesville,
but had been living recently with
another daughter at Black Moun
Several sons also survive.
Fred Waters, Gastonia super
intendent of schools, yrtll,
speak to members of the Kings
Mountain Kiwanis club at
their regular meeting Thurs
day night at 6:45 at Masonic
Dining Hall. The meeting will
be Boy Scout night at the club
and members are. to bring Boy
Scouts as guesu. Mr. Waters
is s former president of the
Daniel Boon*. Scout council.
O. W. Myers, proprietor of
Myers' Department Store, will
head the trade promotion com
mittee of the Kings Mountain
Merchants association for the
Mr. Myers was appointed to
head the committee at a meeting
of the Merchants association
board of directors Monday. Ot
hers named to serve on the com
mittee are John Lewis and B, S.
The association also named a
committee to investigate the fea
sibility of forming a Community
Chest in Kings Mountain, with
Fred \\. Plonk being named as
chairman, and with other mem
bers including Dan Huffstetler
and John O. Plonk.
President J. C. "Bridges led a
discussion on membership and
outlined plans for a membership
campaign, in wi. -h the directors
will make an effort to contact
all merchants not now members
of the association with an invita
tion to affiliate.
| Baird Furniture, Inc., has rent
ed from Haywood E. Lynch the
new concrete block building ad
joining the furniture firm.
Dan Huffstetler, manager of
the firm, said the expansion
would double the firm's floor
space and will enable the com
pany to better dlspla" Its stock
of furniture and to cairy a larger
inventory of all kinds of furni
Brown Is Associated
With Herndon Firm
Charles T. Brown, formerly of
Augusta, Ga., is now associated
with J. E. Herndon Co. as mana
ger of the firm's waste division.
Mr. Brown assumed his new du
ties last week.
He and his wife are temporari
ly residing at tb * home of Mrs.
Fred Finger whiU. awaiting a per
March Of Dimes
Drive Over Top
Total Is $5,300,
n;,l|IKH.cl I a Kll.Vl.SS Wednesday hv
as ' ,U>'V r?P?r'ed
$>.300 in hand to date fr,.m ,ho
?C* --halrmon Grady Howard
art' .Vathan II Heed said that
arm,. soliciting has boon com
pleted. and predicted that addi
a I monies they import to re-"
<eive will undoubtedly raise tho
total to at least $5,500.
a joint .statement, the co
chairmen thanked the campaign
solicitors and stated apnrwla
lion to each donor. J,'roua
. ,,3't ?ood ro''?r! we are able
to make was due entirely to the
Sr? f ??opora,ion accorded i
rtfth from members of the
soliciting committees and from
ted n?d,Vii,1izens who fontribu
they said W?r,hy can*Paigfi."
wM?.lal f?r. NumlH'r 4 Township,
which customarily assumes ap
proximately one-fourth the
county quota will therefore ex
ceed $11,000. or almost half the
county s $25,000 quota. The lar
?e township total included a 5 ?
Tqfo m ,hc
Funds col lected through the
March, of Dimes campaign are
used to treat victims 6f infantile
?paralysis, for research to find
iT?oVred ,rthods of ^atment
and for other related work.
The total reported by Chair
men Howard and Reed Included
$234 collected for the fund by
! pupils of West Elementary school.
Six '51 N. C. State
Grads Hold Reunion )
KUMHWA, KORF:a ? Six!
North Carolina officers, all ID^i
graduates of North Carolina j
State College, Raleigh, recently
had a re-union near Kumhwa
p Th? ?r?Up 'no'U(Ied Lt. George
R. Tolleson, executive officer
batmHatntaif' fi3' u En?inef>r Com'
bat Battalion, whose wife. Eliza
W W ? P,arcnts' Mr- and Mrs.
vv. W. Tolleson, live at Kines
Mountain; Lt. Richard M. Woo
'ten. commanding officer of the
9th Explosive Ordnance fcfead
2"ar,*rs Company, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. VVooten, Hender
sonv lie; Lt. John E. Hunter am
munitions officer. 725th Ordnance
Maintenance Company, son of
Iclcrh r . rrs" J' L- Hu"ter, Ra
leigh ; Lt. James T. McKeel Ji
radio officer, 25th Signal Com'!
pany. whose parents live in Wash
ington; Lt. Ross V. Lampe, ope
ra'ions officer, 696th Ordnance
HoT^nry' 80n 0f Dr- and Mrs. j.
Tnh^ t, ^mpe> Ralp|gh; and Lt.
^ Gref?ory motor Officer,
Si t Quartermaster Company,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Parker Gre
tho 1^t?hei?f/ICers "r" ,ssi?n?l to
the 25th Infantry Division.
Funeral services for Margaret
Sue Hetcher, six -week old dau
pLW Mr arul Mrft James
Hetcher. were held Wednesday
afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from
Second Baptist church.
wuu? Flay Payne, Rev. Buddy
nffii r1'^ and Rev Floyd Hollar
officiated and burial was In
Mountain Rest cemetery
'"fant died at her home
She is survived by her parents
a br?ther. George Fletcher,
of the home.
Clerk Analyzes Revenue. Advises
Board To Slow Rate Of Spending
City Clerk Joe Hendrick, mak
ing a report Monday night to the
board of commissioners on city
spending during the current f Is- |
cal year, advised the board to ;
"go slow" during the remainder ;
of the current year in order to
avoid a deficit.
Mr. Hendrick gave a detailed
report on departmental expendi
tures through January 31, the
first seven months of the fiscal
year, and, while percentage of
budgeted expenditures were ap
parently satisfactory In most in
stances, Mr. Hendrlck said, "We
have to receive the money before
we can spend It."
He said two major eatimata er
rors jn preparing the budget
could throw the city finances out
of kilter. One, he said, was an
estimate of $28,000 in receipts an
ticipated from street assessments.
The other resulted from power
rate cuts, which cost considerable
in revenue, he added.
"A conservative spending po
licy for the remaining five
months will get us by," Mr. Hen
Mr. Hendrick reported the city's
cash balances from all funds on
January 31 at $60,578.91.
Among scheduled outgo items
during the next five months it
$27,918.75 in bond payments.
*' ilflffiinf Mi'
CANDIDATE ? Harold Phillips,
assistant superintendent of
Craftspun Yarns, Inc.. is a candi
date for city commissioner in
Ward 4. Mr. Phillips paid his
filing fee last week. O. T. Hayes
is also seeking the position.
Bill Logan Won't
Make Ward Race
City political activity slowed
this week, at least outwardly.
For the first week in three, no
new candidates filed for office
and the principal development
was announcement by W. B.
(Bill) Logan, prominently men
tioned as a candidate for Ward
3 commissioner, that he would
not seek the office.
Mr. Logan said that a large
| number of people had encouraged
his candidacy but that he was
"unable to offer at this time".
"I have given the matter my
thorough consideration." Mr. Lo
gan said, "and I will not be a
candidate in the M^y election. I
I do appreciate very much the in
terest evidenced in my running
by a large number of people."
The candidates to date:
For Mayor ? " Garland E. Still,
incumbent, and Glee A. Bridges.
For Ward 2 commissioner - -
Warren E. Reynolds.
For Ward 3 commissioner ?
OUand R. Pearson, Incumbent.
For Ward 4 commissioner ?
Harold Phillips and O. T. Hayes,
For Ward 5 commissioner ?
No candidates have filed for *
Ward 1' commissioner, nor for
the Ward 1 school trusteeship, al
so to be filled at the May election.
School trustees are elected only
bv the. voters living In the part
icular -ward. However, voters may
choose a candidate in each ward
for city offices, the ward arrange
ment merely controlling residence
of the candidates.
Newest name in the speculation
list of possible candidates was
that of Ben A. Smith, mentioned
as a candidate for Ward 3 com
Incumbents not yet announcing
their intentions but expected to
seek re-election are James G.
Layton, Ward 1 commissioner,
and Lloyd E. Davis, Ward 2 com
missioner. Baxter Wright, Ward. "
5 commissioner, may not seek re
election, but has not made any ?
announcement. C. P. Barry, Ward
4 commissioner, has said he will
not offer for re-election,
Funeral Rites Held
Funeral rites for Leonard Gray
Fulford> Sr., 63, father-in-law of
the former Miss Peggy Baker of
Kings Mountain, were conducted
the latter part of last week at
Mr, Fulford, a resident of Knox
ville, Tenn., died in Baltimore Me
morial hospital after being in de
clining health for several years.
He had been receiving treatment
at the hospital for a heart ail
Surviving in addition to his
wife are one sin, Leonard Gray
Fulford, Jr., of Jackson, Tennes
see; his mother and two sisters,
all of Norfolk, Va., and a nephew.
Connie W. Blaekwell, station
ed with the army in New
foundland, has recently been
promoted to the rank of Staff
Sergeant, according to Inform
ation received by his parents,
Mr- and Mrs. W. E. ^lackwell.
S/Sgt. Blaekwell's wif? Joined
him in Newfoundland several
months ago* ?;/.