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Kings Mountain's RELIABLE Newspaper
VOL 63 NO. 18
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, April 30, 1953 Sixty-Third Year PRICE FIVE CENTS
Rev. Gordon Weekley, pas
tor o f First Baptist church,
and Mrs. Weekley, wil attend
the Southern Baptist conven
tion In Houston, Texas, May
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Whisnant
will present a co*py .of "Stew
art's Head of Christ'1 and pla
que to the First Baptist church
library at services Sunday
morning in memory of their
son, Kenneth Dean, who lost
his life In an accident last
Ray Black, son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. L. Black, has recently
been promoted to the rank of
chief warrant officer, accord
ing to information . received
here from Augsberg, Germany,
where CWO Black is on duty.
A pre- school clinic for child
ren who will enter West Ele
mentary school next year will
toe held in the West School au
ditorium Tuesday, May 5, at
1:30 o'clock, according to a re
W. K. Mauney, Jr., *nd Sam
Stalllngs are representing
Mauney Hosiery (Mills, Inc., at
the National Hosiery Conven
tion in session in Atlantic City
Charles E. Boyce,- of Mem
phis, Tenn., official of the Na
tional Cotton Council of Amer.
lea, will address members of
the Kings Mountain Kiwanls
club Thursday evening at 6:45>.
The club meets at Masonic
Delvin Huffstetler, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Huffstetler,
is at home on leave this week
prior to reporting for duty on
Sunday at Norfolk; Va. He has
been assigned to the USS Don
ner, a floating drydock.
A total of $159.83 was collec
ted from the city's parking
meters Wednesday morning,
according to a report from the
city treasurer's office.
Rites Aze Held
Morris Blaine Boyles, 50, resi
dent of Second street, died sud
denly in the yard of his home
Monday morning. Death was at
tributed to a heart attack.
Funeral services were conduct
ed Wednesday at 3 o'clock from
Slsk Funeral Home here. Rev.
Floyd Hollar, pastor of Moun
tain View Baptist church officiat
ed with burial following in the
Buffalo Baptist church cemetery.
Mr. Boyles was the son of the
late John Boyles and Mrs. Dochla
Wood Boyles of Crynerton, who
Surviv|t|f |||'idditlon to his mo
ther ag^JHplrtfrters, Mrs. Clyde
Lanier of Lincoln ton, Mrs. Syd
ney Coffee of Cramerton, and
Mrs. M. L. Denfon of Blacksburg,
S. C.; and two brothers, Hill of
Ktrrjg Mountain and Roddney
Local Mules To Don
Straws On Friday
Kings Mountain churchwomen
will gather at Resurrection Lu
theran church Friday evening in
observance of May Fellowship
Theme of the observance is "Ci
tizenship, Our Christian Con
A covered dish supper will be'
served at 6 o'clock with the ser
vice to follow.
Mrs. J. ?. Bridges will discuss
the theme topic, and Mrs. Paul
Hendricks will lead the devo
tions. Mrs. O. W. Myers, presi
dent of the Kings Mountain 1
Council of Churchwomen, will
make a brief talk on the Nation
al Council of Churches.
Mrs. Vancfr Daniel, In charge
of music for the service, will ac
company Mrs. E. R. Goter, who
will sing Bitgood's "The Greatest |
of These Is Love."
May Fellowship Day is one of
the three nation ? wide observ
ances of churchwomen of all de
nominations. World Community
Day and World Day of Prayer
emphasize world needs. May
Fellowship Day emphasizes lo
"All women of the community
are urged to attend this service,"
Mrs. Myers said.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lula
Jane Kimbrell, 69, who died sud
denly at her home here Wednes
day afternoon, April 22, at 5:05
o'clock, were held Friday at 4 p.
m. at Kings Mountain Church of
Rev. G. G. Easom, the pastor,
Rev. J. W. Phillips, pastor of First
Wesleyan Methodist church, and
Rev. Frank Petrosino, former pas
tor here, officiated and burial
was in Mountain Rest cemetery.
Mrs. Kimbrell, widow of the
late George Kimbrell, had been In
ill health for the past five months
but her death was unexpected.
She was a native of Oconee
County, S, C,, the daughter of the
late Mr. and Mrs. King Collins.
She had lived in Kings Mountain
for the past 12 years.
Mis. Kimbrell was a member
oi the Kings Mountain Church of
God and was employed at Mau
ney Hosiery Company. ?
Surviving are five sons, Wood
rbw W. and Charles R. Kimbrell,
both of Kings Mountain, and Wil
liam E. Kimbrell of Raeford, Fla.,
Robert B. Kimbrell of Atlanta,
Ga., and Willis M. Kimbrell of
Greenville, S. C., and three daugh
ters, Mrs. Ella Rippy, Mrs. Es
telle Burton and Mrs. Ralph
Spake, all of Kings Mountain.
Sixteen grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren also survive.
For Two Years
B. N. Barnes wag re-elected
superintendent of city schools for
a two-year term at a meeting of
the Kings Mountain district board
of school trustees held at Cen
tral school last Friday afternoon.
Chairman A. W. Kincaid pre
sided and all members of the
board were present.
Mr. Barnes reported that Mrs.
C. Q. Rhyne, Mrs. J. FT. Thomson
and Miss Carlyle Ware bad indi
cated intentions of retiring at the
end of the present school year. All
are of retirement age.
Mrs. Rhyne is principal of West
Elementary school and Mrs.
Thomson' is principal of East
school. Miss Ware is second grade
teacher at West school.
Rowell Lane was re-elected
principal of Central school and
Miss Alice C. Averitt was re-elect
ed supervisor of white schools.
No action was txken concern
ing the Bible department, await
ing reports of the annual meeting
of the local churches' Bible com-*
mittee on May 11.
AH other white teachers were
re elected for one year.
J. A. Gibson was re-elected prin
cipal of Davidson Negro School
and all teachers there were re
elected with the exception of Mrs.
Kittye Winston, fourth and fifth
grade teacher, who had tendered
her resignation due to the fact
that she did not plan to teach
next year, Mr. Barnes reported.
Aiuiu al May Day
Set For Friday
Kings Mountain high school
May Day festivities, presented
annually toy the physical educa
tion depajrtmteB*. will be held'
Friday night, May 1 in the bigh
Miss Cornelia Ware, high
school senior, will be crowned
queen of May by her maids-of
honor, Connie Bennett and Shir
ley Falls. Other attendants are:
seniors ? Gail Sellers and Joan
Thomasson: juniors ? Janice
Allen and Susan Moss; sopho
mores ? Joyce Owens and Mar
cla Yarborough, and freshmen ?
Janet Byars and Katherine Ware.
Program dances are to be giv
en by the physical education
classes and time of the festiviti
es has been set for 8 o'clock.
May Day, sponsored annually
by the "K" club activities organ
ization of the high school, is di-.
reeted by Mrs. Hill Carpenter.
Mrs. Aubrey Mauney
Mrs. Aubrey Mauney, of Kings
Mountain, was one of the contri
butors to the recently published
"History of the Lutheran Church
in North Carolina", which has
Just come off the press.
Mrs. Mauney was author of
the section recounting the history
of the Woman's Missionary So-<
ciety of the church.
The work was published in ob
servance of the sesqulcentennial
anniversary of the Lutheran
church in the state. It wag edited
by Dr. Jacob L. Morgan, Dr. John
Hall and Dr. B. S. Brown, Jr.
Bed Cross Bloodmobfle To Return
Friday; Supply Badly Depleted
The Red Cross Bloodmoblle
will make another visit to Kings
Mountain Friday, one of several
extra calls to replenish the Char
lotte area blood bank.
The blood bank waa nearly ex
hausted due to demands of the
recent train wre<fc near Dillon,
S. C. I
The Bloodmoblle will set up at
the Woman's Club on Friday mor
ning and process . blood donors
from 11 a. m. to 5 p. m.
\y. J. Fulkerson, recruitment
chairman, addressed a letter to
heads of industry and business
this week, urging their coopera
tion in increasing the total of
On the last visit of the Blood- :
mobile to Kings Mountain, 150
pints of blood were collected.
Howard To Begin
Grady Howard, recently-ap
pointed business manager of
Kings Mountain hospital, will be
gin his duties with Cleveland
County hospitals Thursday. !
Mr. Howard, who will gucceed
Joe Dixon, will be in Shelby for
CANCER CRUSADE DONORS ? Mr. and Mrs. G. L. McDaniel, Jr.,
right above, are pictured making a donation to the Kings Mountain
Cancer Crusade at Joy Theatre on opening day of the successful
drive for funds to fight cancer. Mr. and Mrs. Alan Phillips, left,
headed collections at the theatre. (Photo by Carlisle Studio.)
NAZARENE ?n- Dr. Lloyd B. By
ron, superintendent of the North
Carolina district. Church of the
Ncnarene, will conduct revival
services at First Church of the
Nazarene hero from May 3 to 10.
Byron Ta Conduct
Dr. Lloyd B. Byron, of Char
lotte, North Carolina district su
perintendent of the Church of the
Nazarene, will conduct revival
services at First Church of the
Nazarene beginning Sunday.
The revival, with service at
7 o'clock each evening, will con
tinue through May 10.
Music directors for the revival
according to announcement by
Rev. C. E. McKenzle, pastor, will
be Mr. and Mrs. Leo Mitchem, of
Ellenboro, formerly of Kings
Mountain. They will conduct a
children's program each evening
at 6:30 p. m., prior to the revival
Dr. Byron, formerly of Kan
kankee, 111., is a graduate of
Eastern Nazarene college, and,
after, doing graduate, work at
Boston University, obtained his
doctor of divinity degree at Pasa
dena College. He is a writer and
author, and was formerly pastor
of the College Church, at Olivet
"Dr. Byron is one of the out
standing pastors of our denomina
tion," Mr. McKehzie said.
Services at Dixon Presbyterian
church will begin Su-"*ay
morning. May 2, ?t 9 o'clock In
the morning Instead of
tie regular services at 3 o'
clock each Sunday. Services
Will continue throughout the
" ~ r. P. D. Pa
Kings Mountain has oversub
scribed it's Cancer Crusade fund
drive quota, with a few reports
still to be made, Mrs. Hubert
Davidson, chairman, said yester
Mrs. Davidson reported $927.82
Collected to date, against a
quota of $750
A total of $812.82 was collect
ed in kings Mountain by mem
I bers of the drive organization
here and $115'was collected from
Kings Mountain citizens through
the county chapter mail cam
Mrs. S. S. Weir, Jr., is co-chair
man of the drive, conducted an
nually by the Cleveland County
Chapter, American Cancer So
ciety. The national organization
uses money collected In the
drive to fight cancer both throu
gh research and education. Six
ty percent of funds collected in
the state remain for treatment
of cancer patients.
Volunteer workers in the local
drive are Mrs. E. R. Goter, Mrs.
W. F. Houser, Mrs. B. N. Barnes,.
Mrs. Frank Cox, Mrs. C. A. But
terworth, Mrs. Dean McDaniel,
Mrs. J. C. McKinney, Mrs? Lloyd
Houser, Mrs. P. G. Padgett, Mrs.
Paul Mauney, Mrs. J. p. Mauney,
and Mrs. W. L. McMackin.
"Persons who still have not
contributed to Jhis worthy cause
may still do to if they wish,"
Mrs. Davidson said yesterday.
"On (behalf of our fund drive or'
ganization, I want to express our
sincere appreciation to those
persons who have given to fight
this dread disease ? one that
may strike any of us at any
time," she continued.
Miss Nancy Dickey, of Kings
Mountain, has been awarded a
one-yaar scholarship from the
George Warren School of Social
Work at Washington University,
St. Louis, Missouri.
Miss Didkey, a graduate of
Woman's College, University of
North Carolina. 1* working to
ward the degree of Master In
She plans to qpend the ram
mer as a social worker In the
Children's Treatment Center In
8L Louis, Mo. She Is a daughter
of Mm Paul J. Beam, of Kings
Registration Books Close
Saturday For City Voting
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The pace of political artivltV
quickened. perceptibly during
the past week, as all candidates
began their final drives for votes
But the spotlight, unquestion
ably, was on the three-man
mayor's race which gave all
prospects of becoming a torrid
affair, indeed; ???.???
?, Mayor Garland Still stepped
up his circuiar production to
near once-a-day basis, and Can
didates. Glee A. Bridges and
George W. Allen were knocking
on doors in all parts of the city!
There wasn't much unanimity a
mong political crystal-gazers.
Each of the three was being
Ticked to finish first, last and
second hif h.
No additional candidates en
tered tho field, which remained
at 18 candidates for seven offi
ces. Candidates, supporters, and
observers alike thought the can
didate list "all done.' This
meant that J. R. Davis would be
unopposed for re-election as
Ward 1 school trustee.
Lone two-man race in the
Ward 1 commissioner between
James (Red) Layton, incumbent,
and w. Sage Fulton, Sr.
Three candidates seek each of
the other positions.
"Hie other candidates are:
Ward 2 ? L. E. Davis, incum
bent, Warren E. Reynolds, and
J- H. Patterson.
Ward 3? -Olland R. Pearson,
incumbent, T. J. (Tommy) Elli
son and Clarence L. Elgin.
Ward 4 ? Harold Phillips, O. T
Hayes, Sr., and Floyd Williams!
Ward 3 ? W. G. Grantham, Sam
Stallings and Dt. L. White.
For Mrs. Moss
Funeral services for Mrs. Gene
va Allen Moss, 18, were conducted
Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock
from Second Baptist church.
Rev. R. L. Hardin, pastor of
Macedonia Baptist church, offici
ated, assisted by Rev. B. F. Aus
tin, Second Baptist pastor, inter
ment followed in Mountain Rest
Mrs. Moss, \frife of Jack Ed
ward Moss of Kings Mountain,
died in Bapth i hospital at Wins
ton . Salem Sunday morning at
10 o clock following a serious ill
ness of six weeks. She had been
in declining health for several
A native of Cleveland County,
she was born and reared in Kings
Mountain. She was a member of
Macedonia Baptist church, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard L.
She was a 1952 graduate of
Kings Mountain high school Her
husband is employed with the
clerical staff at Myers' Depart
Mrs. Moss is survived by her
huband, her parent., and two
brothers, Harold D. and Law
rence Allen, both of Kings Moun
Active pallbearers were Dwight
Alexander, Dewitt Guyton, Char
les Guy ton, Donald Welch, Guy
Fisher, and Bill Stone.
of the 1952 and 1953 senior classes
of Kings Mountain high school.
vicisr*C CrOWd at,ended the ser
PRESBYTERIAN ? Dr. F. Cross
ley Morgan, native of England
and noted Biblical student and
lecturer, will conduct a Bible
conference at First Presbyterian
church beginning Sunday morn
ing and continuing through May
To Start Sunday
Dr. F. Crossley Morgan,- Bible
lecturer, will conduct a Bible Con
ference at First Presbyterian
church beginning Sunday.
Dr. Morgan, who conducted a
conference at the Presbyterian
church some years ago, attracted
large audiences at that time. He
is noted as one of the nation's out
standing students of the Bible.
He will conduct services both
morning and evening beginning
On Sunday morning at 11 o'
clock Dr. Morgan will speak on
"Christ and the Derelicts of So
ciety". On Sunday evening, at 8
o'clock, he will discuss "Christ the
Friend of the Penitent."
Dr. Morgan will devote morn
ing services from Monday
through Friday at 10 o'clock to a
study of the book of Haggai.
Evening services subjects are:
Monday, "The Emprise of Jesus";
Tuesday, . "The Banishment of
Fear"; Wednesday, "The Chris
tian Home"; Thursday, May 7,
"The Mighty Work of the Spirit
of God"; Friday, May 8, "A Psalm
of Worshipping Universe".
A native of England, Dr. Mor
gan came to this country in 1919,
following World War I. in which
he served in France, Belgium and
Germany, and was gasyc !.
Paul Walker will be installed
as president of the Junior Cham
ber of Commerce at the club's
annual ladies night banquet to be
held Tuesday at 7 p. m. at Ma
sonic dining hall.
J. B. Brahme, state president
of the Jaycees, will install Mr.
Walker and other new officers of
Jack White is chairman of the
ladies night committee. Program
for the occasion has not been an
Mr. Walker will succeed Joe
Hedden as president of the group.
Presidents of the Kiwanis and
Lions clubs and the Cherryvllle,
Gatonia. Shelby, and Bessemer
City Jaycees have been invited to
City's Furniture Stores Setting
For flower Show Beginning Monday
Kings Mountain Garden Club,
in co-operation with Kings Moun
tain furniture dealers, will spon
sor a flower show beginning Mon
day, and continuing through Sat
urday, May 9.
| Furniture wlll.be displayed in
the ?tore$ and garden club mem
bers will arrange flowers suitable
to the furniture displayed.
Kings Mountain citizen^ are In
vited to visit all local furniture
stores and see the following ex
" 1) Balrds Furniture will dis
play lawn furniture and play
ground equipment Flower ar
rangements by Mrs. Philip Pad
gett, Mrs. George Houaer,, Mrs.
George Maunejr. A'
2) Cooper* a. Inc. will feature a
living room suite. Flower ar
rangements wilt be done by Mrs.
J. L. McGill, Mrs. Howard Jack
son. and Mrs. Dan Finger.
3) McfJinnis Furniture Store
will show a bed room suite. Flow
er arrangements will be done by
Mrs. J. K. Herndon, Mrs. Byron
Keeter, Mrs. John Cheshire, and
Kirs. Vernon Crosby.
4) Rainwater Furniture Store
will display kitchen and break
fact room furniture. Flower ar
rangements will be done by Mrs.
H. C. Mayes, Mrs. Carl Mauney,
Mr*. J. A. Neisler, and Mrs. Drace
5) Sterol's will show porch-and
?lawn furniture. Arrangements
will be by Mrs. W. L. Ramseur.
Mrs. Hunter Neisler, and Mrs.
M. A. Ware.
Mrs. W, L. Pressly is club chair
man for this project
. .M ? H .i ? W-. . -v.v J
Registration books forfhe May
12 city flection will close Satur
Saturday will be tho third and
final day that registrars will be
l at thi- respective polling places to
I handle registrations.
The subsequent Saturday. May
|9. will in- Challenge pay, v.hcr*
all candidates, or other citizens
may scan the list of iegistered
citizens for errors and protest
The pace of reglsteration was
somewhat faster last Saturday.
All registrars reported increas
ed number of names were added
to the books. Approximately 100,
about double the previous Satur
day's registration total, were add
ed. Mrs. J. T. McGlnnis, Jr., Ward
5 registrar, added 30 names to
her book, which was the largest
total for the day. C. L. Black, in
Ward 1. added 25. The count top
: ped 20 in Ward 3, and, at 4 o'
| clock, was 17 in Ward 4.
, All registrars will be at the
polling places all day Saturday.
The polling places are:
Ward 1 ? City Hall.
Ward 2 ? City Hall.
Ward 3 ? Phenix Store.
Ward 4 ? Kings Mountain
Ward 5 ? Victory Chevrolet
To Begin Sunday
El Bethel, Grace and Central
Methodist churches of the West
ern North Carolina Conference,
will hold a series of services be
Rev. William L; Asher, pastor
of Trinity Methodist church, Cape
Charles, Virginia, will be the
guest minister at Centrhl church.
He will preach at 11 o'clock and
7:30 p. m. on Sunday and at 7:30
each eveing of next week through
Friday, May 8.
"Mr. Asher was educated at
Randolph-Macon College and
Duke Universtiy. He has had
broad experience in the field of
youth work," Rev. Phil Shore,
Central pastor, said.
Rev. Grover C. Jenkins of
Union Level. Va? will be the
speaker at Grace church, Rev. C.
L. Grant, pastor, has announced,
"e -vice will n* j-j o'clock .
on Sunday and will be held at
7:30 p. m. each night through
"The public is cordially invited
to attend these services," Rev.'
Rev. William R. Jones, of Buck,
ingham, Va., will be the speaker
at El Bethel church, Rev. Boyce
Huffstetler has announced. Ser
vices there will also begin Sunday
morning and will be conducted
each evening at 7:30 p. m.
through May 8.
"Rev, Jones is a veteran minis
ter and a native of Wentworth,
N. C. We invite everyone to visit
us and hear him during this re
vival," Rev. Huffstetler said.
Rev. Huffstetler, Rev. Grant
and Rev. Shore returned last Fri
day from Virginia where they
conducted a series of services at
churches In the Virginia confer
ence during the first-half of the
One of the outstanding fea
tures of the week, which is called
the Methodist Evangelistic Mis
sion, is a visitation program con
ducted by laymen of the local
Each morning during the week,
ministers of the Gastonia Metho
dist district win .T^et ?u First
Methodist church, Cherryville, for
a period of instruction, discussion,
and reports, concluding with
Wednesday at 5 p. m.
Would-be city officeholders
hart until 5 o'clock next Wed
nesday afternoon. May 6. to
(tie notice ol their intentions
with the city clerk.
Deadline lor filing has been
designated at that time by
City Clerk Joe Hendrick, who
also serves as secretary of the
Persons expecting to get their
name* on the ballot for the
May 12 election mast HI* a
statement of Intention with
the clerk and pay a filing fee
of ftv* dollars.