City Limits 7.206
Trading Area 15.000
(1945 Ration Board Flguxoe)
Kings Mountain's RELIABLE Newspaper
VOL 63 ^ NO. I i
Kings Mountain, N. C.( Thursday, March 12, 1953
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Today 150 Pints
An emergent communication
of Fairview Lodge No. 339 will
toe held at Masonic Hall on
Monday, March 16, for work
In the third degree. J. H. Mc
Daniel, Jr., secretary.
Lt. Bofoby G. Cox, son of Mr.
and Mrs. B. F. Cox, of Kings
Mountain, has been promoted
to the rank of first lieutenant
effective February 28. Lt. Cox
is now stationed in Tokyo, at
tached to the Far East Com
COURT OF HONOR
Regular monthly Court of
Honor for Kings Mountain dis
trict Boy Scouts will convene at
7:45 Thursday evening at City
Hall courtroom. A Scduter's
Roundtable will be held dur
ing the court.
vRevu Grady Chaney said this
week he was transferring his
Sunday radio broadcast to
Station WKMT Kings Moun
tain, Ifrotin 7:30 to 8:15 a. m. He
has ibeen heard over Station
The Kings Mountain KiwanU
club will observe annual Char
ter Night at the Thursday
night meeting at Masonic
Dining Hall at 6:45. The meet
ing will be a ladies night af
fair, With " a mixed quartet
from Gardner-Weibb college
v furnishing the program.
The Board of U. S. Civil Ser
vice Examiners at the Nationl
Institutes of Health, Bethseda,
Md., announces an examina
tion for trained practical nurse
with a salarly of $2950 per an
num for employment at the
National Institutes of Health,
the Clinical Center, Bethesrta,
Md., it was announced today
toyM. C. Falls, secretary of. the
Board of U. S. Civil Service Ex
aminers at the local Postoffice
where complete information
and application forms may toe.
obtained. All competitors will
toe required to take a written
Succumbs At 97
Funeral rites for Mrs. Mary
Ann Dixon Hambright, 97, resi
dent of route 2, were conducted
Sunday at 2 p. m. from El Bethel
Methodist church. ?
Rev. Boyoe Huf fstetler, the pas
tor, officiated assisted by Rev.
D Patrifk, pastor of Ktrst
Presbyterian church, and Rev.
Park Moore * of Grover Shlloh
Interment was in the El Bethel
Mrs. Hambright died laat Fri
day afternoon at 1:3P after a
seven -week illness, at the home
of a son Quay Hambright on
route 2. She had apparently been
in good health prior to the time.
A native of Cleveland County,
she was the daughter of the jftfcf
John and Prlacilla Goforth Dixon
and the widow of David Robin
son Hambright, who died in 1906.
She Climber of
Shlloh church" M
Grover. A life-long resident of the
Dixon community on route 2, she
her eon, Quay on the Kings Moun
tain - Grover road since her 111
Surviving are eight daughters,
Mrs. Carroll Barber and Mrs.
Octavia King, both of Charlotte;
Mrs. Myrtle Matthews and Mr*.
C. A. Royster, both of Greensboro,
lfri. M Ortniwwl, <%,
Mrs. Wade Milan and Mrs. J. A.
Page, both of Sptortantwrg, S.
ttd Mrs B L Price of Abbeville;
and three sons, Varn Hambright.
Hunters vllle, Quay And Dewitt
Hambright, both of Kipgs Moun
; Also surviving are 54 grand
children, five great^- great grand
children and many great-grand
Grandsons of Mrs. Hambright
swvad aa active pallbearers.
Unit Sets Up
At Woman's Club
From 11 to 5
The Red Cross Bloodmoblle
makes a return visit to Kings
Mountain Thursday, with the
local committee hoping for a
busy day and minimum collection
ol 150 pints of blood on the one
day visit of the Bloodmoblle.
The Bloodmoblle unit will set
up at the Woman's Club and will
be in operation from 11 a. m. to
5 p. m.
Rev. Vance Daniel, chairman of
tlie blood Collection committee of
the Kings Mountain chapter, said
much advance work has been
done on recruitment for the visit
through W. J. Fulkerson, recruit
ment chairman, and Dr. N. H.
Rct.a, publicity chairman, and a
successful collection is anticipat
"It takes a steady stream of
donors throughout the sik-hour
period to provide 150 pints of
blood," he said, urging all citizens
to visit the Woman's Club tomor
For Thursday's visit, Mrs. Ja
cob Cooper will serve as canteen
chairman. This function of the
chapter is under the volunteer
services division headed by Mrs.
Luther Cansler.- City firemen and
policemen have volunteered to
help the Bloodmoblle set up for
the day's work.
Rev. Mr. Daniel also reminded
citizens needing transportation to
the Bloodmoblle station to call
any auto dealer. Free transporta
tion will be provided, he said.
Merchants are being asked' to
display flags in front of their
business establishments, as a re
minder of the Bloodmoblle collec
Since, the last visit of the Red
Cross Bloodmoblle to Kings Moun
tain, 103 pints of blood for plasma
has been used at Kings Mountain
Annual meeting of stockholders
of Kings Mountain Country Club
will be held next Tuesday even
ing at 7 o'clock In the dining
room of the club, according to
notice mailed members this week.
The meeting will be a Dutch
Supper at $1.50 per person.
Principal items of business on
the agenda include reports of of
ficers and committee chairmen
on the past year's activities and
election of directors for the forth
Reports Will be heard from
George W. Mauney, president,
Harry E. Page, secretary - trea
surer, Joe A. NeLsler, greens com
mittee chairman, Charles Neisler,
house committee chairman, Geor
ge Hauser, social committee chair
man, and David Neill, member
Following the annual meeting
Tuesday night, newly elected di
rectors will nieet Wednesday to
organize for 1953-54.
Club officials are uring a full
attendance at the stockholders'
meeting. Members unable to at
tend are asked to designate some
other uiembr to serve as their
A total of $159-30 was collec
ted from the city's parking
meters Wednesday morning
according to a report toy the
city clerk's office.
Election Two Months Away Finds
Political Activity In Doldrums
City political activity lang
uished in the doldrums again
the past week, with no new can
didates in the race and few new
names added via the rumor mill,
in spite of W\ fact that election
day Is now exactly two months
There wete still no candidates
in Ward 1, either for city com
mlaaloner, or for the school trus
teeship, Ward 5 Hsted a lone city
Ward 1 Commissioner James
Layton was reportedly saying to
wjniA folk he would not offer tof
re election, hut was telling oth
ers he prdbahly would and
some alright 3. Pat TJgnor
would definitely offer for the
ktm office. Former Mayor J. E.
Herndon was also listed as a
? ? '
George W. Allen, recuperating
from an eye operation, was able
to get out a bit and 'some were
pointing to next week as possi
ble announcement time for his
rumored mayoral candidacy.
Tommy Ellison, former com
missioner, was still expected to
enter tfce Ward 3 commissioner
race, nov including Incurrtbent
Olland Pearson and Clarence
Elgin, and W. G. Grantham was
stm being mentioned as a pos
sible candidate for Ward 5 com
miastoner. Sam Stalling! has
filed for this position and Bax
ter Wright, Incurrtbent, has not
yuhllcly announced his inten
ts* regarding the forthcoming
TO LECTURE HERE? Mrs. Ma
rie Johnson Fort, author and lec
turer on floral arrangements,
will lecture in Kings Mountain
on March 19 at First Presbyteri
an church recreational building
under sponsorship of the House
and Garden club.
Mrs. Marie Johnson Fort, na
tionally - known lecturer on
flower arrangement and author
of the book "Flower Arrange
ment For All Occasions" will be
presented by the House and
Garden club of Kings Mountain
here at the First Presbyterian
church recreational building,
Thursday, March 19.
Mrs. Fort, Who has lectured in
many of the states and who has
this year been invited to lecture
in 22 states, has judged and ex
hibits in the large floral shows
In the South and Northwest
She is a member of the 'Feder
ated Garden club of New York
and of the New York Horticul
ture Society. Her membership In
literary club Includes the Pen
Woman's League of America and
the Georgia Writer's Club.
First of the two session meet
ing is scheduled for 10 o'clock
Friday morning March 19 with
the second session at 2 o'clock
Tickets may be purchased at
the door or from any member of
the House and Garden club. Out
of-town persons may secure tic
kets from Mrs. Jacob Cooper on
North Piedmont avenue.
Price of the tickets are for one
session $200 and for both ses
BROWNIES LAUNCH COOKIE SALE ? Shown above are four members of Brownie Scout Troop 32
starting to work on the annual Girl Scout cookie sale, which gets underway today. Pictured, left to
right, rare Jane Houser, Betty Lee Jackson, Rev. P. D. Patrick, the customer. Nancy Hovis and Paula
Shutt. Mrs. Harry Page is Troop Leader.
Arthur G. Dameron, 23-year-old
Negro, waived preliminary .hear
ing before Judge Jack H. White
Saturday morning in Kings
Mountain Recorder's court, on
charges of attempted armed rob
bery and assault with intent to
The charges were warranted
by W. Banks Barber, proprietor
of Barber's Cash Grocery oil
March 6 when Dameron attempt
ed to rob Mr. Barber In his gro
cery establishment on West King
street and further in the attempt
to cut the grocer with a knife.
Police Chief Hugh A. Logan,
Jr., in reporting the robbery at
tempt, said Dameron had entered
the store early Friday morning
about 7 o'clock and purchased
some bologna and a .writing
tablet. In an attempt to get the
grocer into the back room of the
store, Logan said that Dameron,
in a written confession, had stat
ed that he told Mr. Barber he
wanted "a half a dozen eggs ?
that he only wanted $50 from
the grocer to pay up some debts",
Mr. Logan stated.
The grocer received cuts on the
face and on the ear when he at
tempted to free himself from the
robber. When Mr. Barber called
for help, Dameron fled, Chief
With the help of bloodhounds,
the police traced Damferon to a
house on Watterson street where
Dameron was in hiding behind
the chimney in the attic. Later,
in the chief's office, he made a
written confession of the robbery
attempt, police report,
Bond was set in each case at
$1500 and defendant was trans
ferred to Cleveland County Jail at
Investigating officers were
Chief Logan, City Officers P. A.
Hawkins, P. R. Sanders, and
Ralph War?, and Deputy L. L.
final Bites Held
Foi Mrs. Moore
Funeral services for Mrs. J. A.
Moore, 79, who died at the home
of a daughter, Mrs. Marlon
Shook on route 2 Thursday at
4 -a. m. were conducted Saturday
at 3 p. m. from the Christ Luther
an church In Stanley.
Rev. Rufus Cuthberston, the
pastor officiated, assisted by Rev.
T, B. Huneyciitt and Rev. G. F.
Houck of Stanley. Burial followed
In the church cemetery.
Mrs. Moore, a resident of Stan
ley, had been In declining health
for sometime. She was a native of
Gaston county and a member of
Christ Lutheran church of Stan
Surviving are her husband, J.
A. Moore; four sons, Oscar of
Stanley, John and Miles, both of
Dallas, and Robert Moore, of
Largo, Fla.; and two daughters,
Mrs. George Rhyne of Stanley
and Mrs. Marlon Shook of Kings
Also surviving are^ttta slaters,
Mrs. G. L. West of Stanley and
Mrs. Albert Bolick of Newton and
three brothers, Luther Withers of
Bowling G*-een, S. C., John
Withers of Stanley, and Banks
Withers of Dallas, Texas; fifteen
grandchildren and two great
Aid Loaded Lad
City police officers D. H.
Street and Ralph Ware, on
night duty . Monday night
picked up a young boy they
had- noticM loitering about
the business section. Upon in*
vestigation, they discovered
that he had run away from his
home in Norfolk, Va.
The young boy told the of
ficers he was hungry and, feel
ing sorry for the youth, the of
ricers bought him a nice sup
per at a nearby cafe.
Noticing that the boy had
something bidden trader his
shirt/ the policemen took him
to the police station and sear
ched him, whereupon they
found a knife which was 14
inches long. In his pockets,
they also found $28, more the
officers say than the pair of
officers could produce.
Police then notified the boy's
parents in Norfolk, Va., and
were told by his frantic mo- ?
ther to buy the boy a ticket
and put him on a bus for Nor
Tuesday night at 6:15 o'clock
the run-away lad boarded a
bus for Norfolk. Chief Logan
reported that the boy still had
$13 left after buying his own
Funeral services for Monroe
Lovelace, 72-year old farmer of
route one, who died suddenly at
Kings Mountain hospital Tuesday
at 10 a. m., will be conducted
Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock
from Oak Grove Baptist church.
Rev. C, C. Crowe and Rev. Lut
her Hawkins will officiate and
the body will lie-in-state at the
church for one-half hour prior to
the* service. Burial will be in the
Mr. Lovelace had undergone
an operation last week and was
apparently recovering satisfac
torily. He had been In ill health
for the past four months.
A native of Rutherford County,
he was the son of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Elijah Lovelace. He hnd
been a resident of the Oak Grove
section for most of his life and
was a member of Oak Grove Bap
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Marth^ Bell Lovelace; two daugh
ter*, # Mrs. Will Watterson and
Mrs. Frank C. Ware of Kings
Mountain; a foster son, Culp
Ford of Shelby; 13 grandchildren
and eight great-grandchildren.
A brother, D. L. Lovelace of
Kings Mountain, and a sister,
Mrs. Mary Anderson of Easley,
S, C., also survive.
The congregation of (Resurrec
tion Lutheran cfturch will cele
brate the second anniversary of
the church at services Sunday.
Dr. F. L. Conrad, president of
the United Evangelical Lutheran
3ynod of North Carolina will de
liver the sermon at the 11 o'clock
service and H. E. isenhour, sec
retary of the synod's mission
committee, will bring greetings
to Che congregation.
Following the morning ser
vice, a fellowship dinner will be
served at ttie church.
[Boards Agree On Vote Bill;
Election Called For May 12
From Falls' Bill
Kings Mountain citizens are
expected to have an opportunity
to decide on May 12 whether
they want a city manager form
of government, following appro
val of the text of an election en
abling acf by the city board of
wmmlssioners and the city
planning board Monday night.
Though discussion on the act,
as introduced in the General
Assembly last Thursday by Rep.
B. T. Falls, required an hour,
only a minor change was recom
mended for insertion. In one
provision of the act, which mod
ifies slightly the Plan "D" form
as set forth in the state statutes,
the board of commissioners re
tains its authority to employ and
discharge city clerk, tax collec
tor, city attorney and city tax
collector. Both hoards agreed
that the city board should also
retain its power to employ the
judge of recorder's court and so
It is anticipated by local of
ficials that the bill will be pass
ed in the near future. Rep. Palls,
after introducing the act, had
requested the House committee
on cities, towns, and counties to
withhold action until the city
groups had agreed to its termi
Should the city manager sys
tem be adopted, the city board
of commissioners would em
ploy a city manager who would
be the city's principal executive
officer and who would be re
sponsible to the city 'board.
In discussion of the election
bill Monday night. Mayor Gar
land Still, and Commissioners
Qlland Pearson and James Lay
ton again expressed opposition
to the city manager system of
Mr. Layton pointed out, that,
under a Supreme Court ruling, a
commissioner could be named
to fill a city manager vacancy,
and Mr. Pearson said he is op
posed to the city manager sys
tem, though he is quite willing
for the citizens to vote on the
J. B. Keeter, planning board
chairman, replied, "This was not
?brought up to benefit a few peo
ple but because we think it a
better system of operation ....
If this plan carries ? and the
board doesn't cooperate, nor the
manager doesn't cooperate,
nothing will work."
City Attorney J. R. Davis read
the proposed enabling act and
outlined content of references to
other statutes. He said that the
hill, as introduced, would leave
the city election system as it is,
with the -people electing a may
or and five commissioners at
large, and electing school trus
tees for staggered terms by
wards. He said the provision of
the 1951 amendment requiring
successful candidates to obtain
a majority vote would not be
Text of the enabling act, as
introduced by Rep. Falls, fol
"A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN
ACT PROVIDING FOR A REF
ERENDUM ELECTION IN THE
CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN
UPON THE QUESTION OF A
DOPTING A CITY MANAGER
FORM OF GOVERNMENT, SAID
ELECTION TO BE HELD ON
THE DATE OF THE MAY 1953
Continued On Page Eight
Logan Organizing Junior Police
League Boys Up To Age 15
Chief of Police Hugh A. Logan,
Jr., "got a favorable nod from the
hoard of city commissioners
this week on his plans for Set
ting up a Junior Police League,
designed to coirfbat Juvenile de
linquency and acquainting chil
dren the business of law enfor
6f>ecial membership cards are
being prepared and will he ??
vallable this weekend at the
police office at City Hail. Mem
bership in the Junior police lea
gue will be open to boys up to
15 years of age, who are willing
to take the oath of membership
and to abide by Its terms.
Principal features of the mem
bership oath ?re:
'T promise that X will always
respect and obey my parents.
"I promise to be regular in my
attendance at my school and at
my church, and to strive to do
my best to obtain an education.
"I promise that I will always,
by example of right living and
right action, lead other boys to
"I promise always to be read?y
to assist those in trouble who
"I promlsie always to be faith
ful to the League In the execu
tion of my duties and to attend
all meetings if it is within my,
power to do, so.
'?J promise to obey the orders
of the Chief, the Boy Chiel, and
the officers of the Junior Police
League, and to respect the
A master register of me-mfbers
will be maintained, Chief Logan
jC & E ^ /
HERE SUNDAY ? Paul Vorona
eff, escapee from Russia, will
make a community -wide address
at the high school auditorium
Sunday night under the spon
sorship of several local congre
To Speak Here
Paul Voronaeff, lecturer and
evangelist, will .tell the story of
his personal experiences, perse
cution and suffering of 13 years
in Communist Russia at Kings
Mountain high school auditori
um Sunday night at 7:30. This
meeting is under the auspices
of several local congregations.. .
Mr. Voronaeff, iborn in Russia,
was brought to American at an
early age. Some years later his
family returned to Eastern Eu
rope to take charge of mission
ary activtles in Greece, Turkey,
the Balkans and Soviet Russia.
His parents were arrested be
cause of their religious work.
Without trial they were sentenc
ed by the Soviet Secret Police to
life-long imprisonmerrt and ex
ile in Siberia. His father was the
president of the religious or
ganization 'Christians of Evan
gelical Faith' until his arrest
While in Russia, Mr. Voronaeff
was a student at the University
of Moscow. Arrested by the So
viet Secret Police, he served a
term as a 'slave laborer' in Si
Continued On Page Five
In regular- monthly session
Monday night, the city board of
1) Authorized curb-and-gutter
installation in the 800-block of
West Gold street, the abutting
property owners to pay half the
curbing co9t and one-third the
cost of widening the street.
2) Authorized requests of Su
perior Stone Company to change
the course of Kings Creek as it
effects the Kings Creek sewage
3) Cancelled, a charge of $800
it had billed Superior Stone Com
pany for alleged damages to a
manhole cover and cost of clean
Continued On Page Eight
Two Kings Mountain area
men, Who failed to report for
armed forces physical exami
nations Monday morning, are
being sought by selective ser
vice officials. They are Enoch
Andrew White and Roy Lee
For May Voting
The city board or commission
ers passed the formal resolution
calling the biennial city election
Monday night, which provides for
the holding of the election on May
On that date -the qualified
voters of the city will choose a
mayor and five city commission
ers,' while qualified Voters in
Ward 1 will choose a school trust
The resolution provides that
registration b>oks shall open at
each of the five ward polling
places for three successive Satur
days, beginning April 18, with
Saturday, May 9, designated as
The polls are to open at 7 a. m.
on May 12 and cluse 12 hours
later at 7 p. m.
Filing fee is $5 for each office.
Election officials for the five
Ward 1 at City Hall, C. L.
Black, registrar, M. L. Harm0"
Sr., and Mrs. Lloyd Houser,
Ward 2, at City Hall, Mrs. H.
R. Parton, reigstrar, Mrs. L. C.
Parsons and Mrs. George W. Al
Ward 3, at Phenlx Mill Store,
Mrs. Ruth Bowers, registrar, and
Rachel Connor and Mack Murray,
Ward 4, at Kings Mountain
Manufacturing Company club
room, C. P. Goforth, registrar,
George White and H. H. Smith,
Ward 5, at Victory Chevrolet
Company, Mrs. J, T. McGinnis,
Jr., registrar, Mrs. J. H. Arthur
and Grier Plonk, judges.
Funeral services for James Gar
field Royster, 51, resident of Mon
te Vista drive who was found
dead at his home Sunday at a
bout 11:30 a. m. of a gunshot
wound in the head, were held
Tuesday afternoon at 4 p. m.
from First Church of the Naza
Rev. C. E. McKenzie, the pastor,
and Rev. P. D. Patrick officiated
and burial was in Mountain Rest
The body .was discovered by
Mrs. Royster upon her return
from church services, lie had
been in ill health for the past six
months and had been a patient
at the Columbia, S. C. veterans
hospital for several weeks last
Cleveland County Coroner J.
Ollie Harris, who Investigated a
long with Kings Mountain Police
Chief Hugh A. Logan and Sheriff
J. Haywood Alleq, of Shelby, said
the fatal wound was self inflicted
and that an inquest was not nec
Mr. Royster was a native of
Cleveland County, son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Royster. He
was a veteran of World War II,
serving with Company D, l?5th
engineers, and was a member of
Otis D. Green Post 155, the Amer
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Ola Sanders Royster, two bro
thers, Ambrose Royster of Kings
Mountain and C. H. Royster of
Shelby and a sister, Mrs. Pearl
Snider of Gastonia.
Members of the American Le
gion post served as pallbearers.
WKMT To Take Air
Radio Station WKMT will
definitely go on the air at 6:30
a. m. Thursday morning, ac
cording to announcement from
the station early Wednesday
Alan Phillips, commercial
manager, said the opening,
originally schedulod for Tues
day, was delayed due to fall*
ure of the station to receive fi
nal author! ration to take the
air from the Federal Commun
Authorisation was received
by telegram shortly after 11 o'
clock Wednesday morning, Mr.
The station will broadcast
over 1220 kilicycles.