City Limits 7.206
Trading Area . 1 5.000
(1945 Ration Board Pigum)
VOL 63 NO. 23
Kings Mountain's RELIABLE Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, June 4, 1953
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Sarah 'Falls, daughter of Mr.
and (Mrs. Cyrus Falls, of Dune
din, Fla., was among the 223
graduated 'from the Clearwa
ter Senior' high school last
Charles Richard Bberhart,
professor of Bible at Davidson
college, will address members
of the Kings Mountain Kiwa
nls club at their regular meet
ing Thursday night at 6:45 at
Masonic Lodge halL
Kings Mountain (Recorder's
court will be held Thursday
(today) at ? o'clock. Court was
not in session on Monday aft
ernoon and docketed cases are
to ibe heard in today's session.
David M. -Neill, well-known
Kings Mountain nv\n, has ac
cepted a position in the trust
department of American Trust
Company, of Charlotte. Mr.
Neill, lor the past several
months associated with Equit
able Life Assurance Company,
began his new 'duties Monday.
TO JOIN BANK
H. L. (lack) Ruth, Jr., son of
Mr, and Mrs. Hilton Ruth, has
accepted a position with A*
merktan Trust Conwany, of
Charlotte, and will bfgh\ his
duties MOOTS?: iMT .'Ruth, grad
uated in the Class of 1963 at
Davidson college, was presi
dent of the student body dur
ing his senior year/
The service of Holy Commun
ion will Ibe cfo served at St;
Matthew's Lutheran church
Sunday morning at 9 o'clock,
according to announcement
by the pastor. Regular 11 o'
clock Sunday morning service
will also he held.
Major O. T. Hayes, Jr., son of
Mr. and Mrs. Q. T. Hayes, has
received orders from the Air
Force for duty in Germany. He
is to leave for Germany July
1. He is now on duty at Shaw
Field, Sumter, S. C. Major and
Mrs. Hayes, and family spent
the weekend with Major Hay
TO HEAR MISSIONARY
Miss Dorothy Dagenhart, ARP
medical missionary to Pakis
tan, now on furlough, will
speak at Boyce Memorial ARP
church at 11 o'clock services
Jack Palmer, Shelby morti- ?
clan, will speak to members
of the Kings Mountain Lions
club Tuesday night at their
meeting at Masonic Lodge hall
at 7 o'clock, aocording to an
nouncement toy W. L. Plonk,
W. R Peterson, who suffered
a heart attack while at work
at Ware -Peterson Grocery last
Thursday, was reported impro
ving Wednesday. He is still
confined tc bed.
James D. Newsome. student
at Columbia Theological semi
nary, arrives this, week to ser
ve as assistant' for the summer
to Rev. P. D. Patrick, pairtor of
First Presbyterian anrt Dixon
churches. He will deliver the
sermons at the churrles on
A total of c
ted fro~> th? "idn
according te a report from the
city clerk's office. ;
STATE BEAD ? C. L Shupiag,
Jr* above, state commander of
the American Legion, will Install
new officers of Otis D. Green Post
155 at the Legion Hall Friday
To Be Installed
' C. L. Shuping Jr., of Greens
boro, state American Legion
commander, will install new of
ficers of Otis D. Green Post 155
at the regular meeting of the
organization at the Legion Hall
on Friday night at 8 o'clock,.
Ci E. Warllck is to toe installed
as commander and John Glad
den and Sam Collins as vice com
manders of the local post.
Other officers to be installed
are C. T._ Carpenter, Jr., adjutant ;
Pied Halthcox, finance officer;
James Bennett, chaplain; Hubert
Aderholdt, histon&h; ? Clyde
and Sill Jonas, (Millard Prince
and Ross Alexander, members of
the executive committee.
Mr. Warliok will succeed Mr.
Collins as commander of the or
ganization. He is a veteran of !
World War I and was an org^nl- !
zer of the post, in. which he serv- j
ed as the first adjutant. He has 1
also served Post 155 as athletic j
officer and is a past -commander |
of the VFW post.
Mr. Gladden, Glee A. Bridges
and Warren E. Reynolds are j
members of the Installation j
night committee. ?
Board To Meet j
Thursday Night |
The city board of commissien- |
ers will hold its regular June j
meeting Thursday night at 7:45. |
Agenda for the meeting had
not yet' been completed yester
day, but Included among the
items of business were consider
ation of monthly reports, and re
ceiving ai .bids for about 1100
feet of cuib-and-gutter work for
W. Gold street, between Sims
and Juniper street.
A six-week term of summer
school will begin at Kings
Mountain's Central school on
Monday. Miss Odessa Slack
and Miss Helen Logan will
conduct the school.
To 62 Graduates
At Finals Event
Sixty 'two Kiivgs Mountain high
school seniors received diplomas
at annual commencement exer
cises at Central auditorium on
Monday night and heard an in
spiring message by Dr. Phil El
liott, president of Gardner-Web!,
Dr. F. J. Hay, of Dillon, S. C.,
former pastor here over 30
years ago, delivered the? com
mencement sermon at the audi
torium on Sunday night.
Rev. Vance Daniel gave the in
vocation Monday night and A.
W.. Kincaid, chairman of the
school board, introduced Dr. El- |
llott. The high school mixed !
chorus, directed by Miss Manga- i
rent Cole, rendered "Borh to be
Free," by Williams, after the ad- j
Rowell Lane, high school prin- j
clpal, presented the diplomas
and announced that 23 students
had received honor seals: Freida
Allen, Linda Baity, Bobbie Bar
rett, Connie Bennett, Joyce Biser,
Grace Carpenter, Joan Caverw,
Dolores Davidson, Shirley 'Falls,
Louise Gladden, Shirley Houser,
Sandra Hovis, Maxine Jackson,
David Kincaid, Anne McKelvie,
Janell Medlin, Inez Odell, Bob
bie Oxford, Betty Pearson, Mar
gie Tesseneer, Joan Thomasson,
Cornelia Ware and Kelly Wea
Sonny McDaniel, senior class
president, announced that the
class was presenting the school
with several cement benches
which were on order and would
be paid for from class funds
when the shipment arrives.
Dr. P. G. Padgett, member of
the school board, presented med
als to the following:
Donald Gladden, East Elemen
taiy school, Neisler Declamation
medal and East Elementary
P-TA Declamation medal.
Evelyn Wright, East, Baker
Reading medal and East P-TA
Frank Hoyle, in, West Elemen
tary sohool, Gofofth Declamation
Jean Hicks, West, Ware Read
Jeanne Plonk Centra! r?r ait
Teacher Reading medal for 1952
Elizabeth Brown, Central Par
ent - Teacher (Reading medal for
1953 school year.
Kenneth Roberts, Central Par
ent - Teacher association Decla
mation medal for 1952.
Daniel Riser, Central Parent
Teacher association Declamation
medal for 1953.
Alfred Wright, Central, Davis
Lyvonne Lindsay, Central, Ful
Continued On Page Bight
Many Kings Mountain Churches
Ready To Start Bible School
Vacation Bible school at a
large number of Kings Mountain
area churches Is about to begjn.
Some churches will hold regis
tration Friday morning, and will
get down to work on Monday.
Others will not begin until Mon
day. Length of terms will vary,
some operating a week, others
for ten days or longer.
Following is a summary 6f Va
cation Bible school announce
ments received by the Herald
First Presbyterian. Bible school
will begin Monday aad continue
through June 19, with classes
convening from 8:30 to 11:30 a.
Grace Methodist church will
register its Bible School students
on Friday morning from 9 to
10 o'clock and will hold clashes
all next week, Monday through
Friday, from 8:30 to 10:30 a. m.
Classes will be held for all ages
through Intermediates, accord
ing to announcement by Mrs.
Paul Howard, director Of the
1 St. Matthew's Luthwn church
flfMk day at 9 o'clock.
teptist I'hurrh Mi'olc
school will begin with a Sunday
afternoon registration at 2:30,
with classes arranged for chil
dren age three to 17, according
to announcement by Frank
Wright, principal, and Rev. B. F
Boyce Memorial ARP cnurch
Bible school begins Monday mor
ning, with classes convening dally
at 9 o'clock. Mrs. Claude Ham
Aright is directing the Bible
iFirst Baptist church also will
hold a Friday morning registra
tion, with a record attendance
anticipated, and refreshments to
be served. Following the regis
tration the entire asamblage 1?
to form for a parade which will
follow a police escort through
the business and residential dis
tricts of the community. Regular
classes will be conducted for two
?MB' beginning on Monday,
from 9 to 11:30 a. m. Mondays
through Fridays. Classes will be
held for children age three throw,
gh 17, and handwork, musical ac
ttvtlee and character study peri
ods will be used, according to an
nouncement by RoweU Lane; who
is serving as principal of the
RESIGNS ? Rev. J. W. Phillips,
veteran Kings Mountain minis
ter. announced Sunday he was
resigning the pastorate oi First
Wesleyan Methodist church.
Rev. J. W. Phillip, for the past
seven years pastor at First Wes
leyan Methodist church, here,
announced his resignation at
morning services Sunday.
Rev. (Mr. Phillips came here
seven years ago from the pasto
rate of Clement Memorial Wes
leyan. Methodist church, at Alta
Vista, Va., and during his tenure
here has enjoyed a successful i
pastorate. In addition, he has
been active In civic as well as
religious affairs, having served
as chairman of the Kings Moun
tain Boy Scout district, Piedmont
Council BSA vice-chairman for ,
Cleveland county, and having i
served as president of the Kings j
Mountain Ministerial assocla- !
Rev. Mr. Phillips is a native of ?
To Camplrae 14 I
Some 50 members of Kings t
Mountain's I "ational Guard unit
are scheduled to attend annual
summer encampment at Fort!
McClellan, Ala., June 14-28.
Captain Humes Houston, com- '
mander of Hq. & Hq. Co., 3rd
battalion, 120th infantry, 30th
division, made the anouncement.
As a part of the unit's recruit
ing drive, the company has set
up a display at Joy Theatre in
connection with the showing of
the movie, "Thunderblrds", a
World War II story of the 45th
division, a National Guard outfit.
It will be on display Thursday for
the last day.
Capt. Houston also expressed
appreciation to Kings Mountain
employers who are and have been
letting employees have time off
from their Jobs to attend the en
On Chuck Staff
Miss Mozelle Masters, at A/von -
dale, will come to Central Meth
odist church Monday to assume
the position of Director of Chris- !
Han Education. |
Miss Masters, daughter of Rev. j
and Mrs. V. R. Masters, of Avon- 1
dale, has just completed her
vork at Greensboro College and
received her degree in the field
of Religious Education.
Miss Masters has had. experi
ence in a wide variety of church
activities, with special emphasis*,
on children's and youth work, i
She has also had camping ex
The pastor, Rev. Phil Shore,
said, "We count ourselves fortu
nate in obtaining the services of
this well-qualified and compe
A total of $33j00 has been
collected through the city
clerk's office in fishing per
mits, according to a rpport
from that office Wednesday
morning.-., >/> .,;r
Union Service .
Five King Mountain churches
will launch their seventeenth
summer season of union services
on Sunday evening.
Rev. Vance Daniel, pastor of
Resurrection Lutheran church,
will deliver the sermon at First
Presbyterian church at 8 o'clock,
in the first of a three-month se
ries continuing through August
Participating churches are
Boyce Memorial ARP, St. Mat
thew's and Resurrection Luther
an, Central Methodist and First
On the following Sunday, June
14. the union service will be at
St. Matthew's Lutheran church
and will be featured by the cor
nerstone laying service for the
new church edifice now under
Other 'services this month will
be: JllnP 21. at ARP, Rev. P. L.
Shore < June 28, at Resurrection
Lutheran, Rev. VV. L. Pressly.
July services are scheduled as
follows: 5, Central Methodist,
Rev P. D. Patrick; 12, First
Presbyterian, Rev. YV. L. Press
ly; 19, ARP, Rev. Mr. Daniel; 26
Resurrection, Rev. Mr. Patrick.
August services: 2. ARP Dr.
W- Gerberding; 9, St. Mat
thews Lutheran, Rev. Mr. Shore
16. Central Methodist, Rev. Mr.
Daniel; 23, Resurrection Luther
an, Rev. Mr. Shore; 30, First
Presbyterian, Dr. Gerberding.
. ? I
The four-room dwelling of Mrs
Florence Jordan, Cansler street
Negro resident, was destroyed
Saturday night by fire, according
to Kings Mountain firemen who
answered the fire alarm call at
around 9 o'clock that night.
Building and furnishings of
the home were completely de
stroyed with the exception of a
television set, firemen said, and
the ?laze was fought for well ov
Funds and clothing were being
raised for Mrs. Jordan Wednes
day, city police officers and fire
men reported. She was llvine a
lone. 6 ;
Sunday night at 11.45 a call
was answered to the Marshall
Heavner residence on Shelby 1
road. The blaze, which started in
the sub-flooring of the basement
garage of the home resulted in
damages to the basement and
automobile In the garage esti
mated (by C. E. Warlick Insuran
ce Agenqy at from $1600 to *1700.
Other parts of the home were
damaged by smoke.
Firemen fought the blaze un
A. caii was answered at Con
solidated Textiles Friday morn
ing. The blaze reportedly started
in the cloth room of the plant
and was extinguished by the
fire department Slight damages
Origin of the fires had not
Three Are Named
For Boy's State
Ranny Amette, Richard George
and Sherrill Spears, members of
the rising senior class of Kings
Mountain high school, will repre
sent the school at annual Boy's
State to be held in Chapel Hill
Representatives are sponsored
by the Klwanis and Lions clubs
and Otis D. Green Post 155 and
are chosen by school authorities
an basis of scholastic ability and
Annual Tar Heel Girl's State
convenes at Woman's College,
Jnlverstiy of./ North Carolina,
June 28-July 3.
Miss Susan Moss and Miss Ann
vfobley Dilling, rising seniors,
>vill represent the school. Appli
ants are chosen by the local
American Legion Auxiliary on
basis of enthusiasm; co-operation,
nonesty, dependability, capability,
?nd qualities of leadership.
Girl's and Boy's State was ori
ginated by the American Legion
*nd established as Americanism
projects to provide ample oppor
tunity for high school students
jf the state to study and practice
RECEIVE COLLEGE DEGREES ? Pictured above ate four Kings
Mountain students awarded degrees from colleges and universities
during the past week. Top row. left to right is Miss Peggy Anne
Mauney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Mauney. and Miss Pau
line Mauney. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paid Mauney. both of whom
were graduated Monday from Woman's College, University of Nor
th Carolina. Below, left to right ax? William Mauney Heradon, son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Heradon, graduated Monday from Davidson
college, and William Demauth Blanton. son of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley
Blanton, graduated from Wake Forest college. Miss Pauline Mauney
was graduated magna cum laude, with the degree of Bachelor of
Arts In music. Miss Peggy Mauney received the degree of Bachelor
of Science In home economics. Mr. Heradon received the degree of
Bachelor of Science and Mr. Blanton the degree of Bataelor of Arts.
Ware Is Promoted
To ESC Position
Kings Mountain ,
j Franklin L. Ware, Jr., well
' known Kings Mountain citizen,
has been appointed manager of
the Kings Mountain (branch of
fice of the North Carolina Em
| ployment Security commission.
He assumed his new duties Mon
Mr. Ware, son of Mr. and Mrs.
| F.. L. Ware, Sr., succeeds the late
Mrs. Mary B. Goforth.
A life-long resident of Kings
Mountain. Mr. Ware has been a
member of the staff of the Gas
tonla branch office of the Em
ployment Security commission
for the past rflx and one-half
years, where he was assigned to |
duties in tooth the claims and job
placement divisions. He has also
done temporary work during the !
?period in the Kings Mountain 1
A graduate of Erskine College, .
Mr. Ware is a former school
teacher and a veteran of 30- 1
months duty In the army during
World War n.
Mr. Ware is an active member
of Boyce Memorial ARP church,
currently serving as a member
of its board of deacons.
Mr. and Mrs. Ware and three
BRANCH MANAGES ? Franklin
L. War*. Jr., hat been appointed
manager of the King* Mountain
branch of the North Carolina
Employment Security commis
sion. Mr. War* has boon promo
ted from his position as a staff
member of the Gastonia branch.
children. Melvin, Edwin and
Marcia, live at 311 North Cansler
Grady W. King, well known
auto mechanic and fire chief,
was reported Improving stead
ily this week. Mr, King has
been ill for the past month.
$774100 Educational Building Voted I
By Central Methodist Chuich Sunday
Members of Central Methodist
church approved plans tor an Ad
dition to the church school build
ing at services Sunday morning.
The planned addition, which
would face on South Piedmont
avenue, Is estimated to cost $77,
000 and would be two stories high,
containing class rooms, recrea
tion room, a nursery, a ladles
lounge, ? small chapel and a new
The proposal was submitted to
the church by the board of ste
wards program and planning
committee bn May 24. It was ap
proved by a large majority of
voters on Sunday.
B. S. Neil] has been named to
head the fund drive committee.
Work on the project Is expected
to begin as soon as funds are ob
(For architect's drawing of
proposed addition, see page 6, sec
Tax Map Adopted
The city board of commission
ers has set the tentative 1953 tax
rate at $1..' per $100 valuation.
The action was taken by una
nimous vote a( a brief special
session Monday evening. Final
action on the tax rate is schedul
ed for July.
Based on an estimated gross
valuation of $9,500,000, the $1.30
tax will produce a levy of $123,
500, which compares with a levy
of $109,724.58 produced by the
1952 tax rate of $1.70.
Estimating a ten percent de
linquency based on experience of
prior years, the board members
elected the $1.30 rate as opposed
to a rate of $1.25. The board mem
bers noted in their discussion the
fact that the county board of
City taxes for 19S3 are now
payable and are subject to a
discount of two percent throu
gh the month of June. The tax
bills will be payable at the
. rate of $1.30 per $100 valua
tion. Should valuation be
changed by the county board
of equalization and review, or
should the city's tentative tax
rate be changed, proper ad
justment will be made, city
tax officials pointed out.
equalization and review has not
yet completed action on a num
ber of valuation complaints re
sulting from the countywide re
valuation of property.
Through May, or 11 months of
the current fiscal year, the city
had collected 89-plua percent of
the total 1952 levy for real, per-'
sonal and poll taxes. Taxpayers
had paid into city coffers, Assis
tant Clerk Joe McDaniel said,
$101,313.05, against the total bill
ing of $113,040.08, the latter total
including $3,315 in poll taxes.
The board also, in a technical
action, passed a resolution in
which it adopted as the official
city tax map, the tax map pre
pared by Joyce Mapping Com
In another action, the board ap
pointed Charles B. Campbell as
city surveyor. Mr. Campbell will
receive no salary but will be paid
on a $15 per diem basis.
All members were present ex
cept Commissioner W. G. Gran
To Begin Woik
Miss Blenda Huneycutt, of
Kannapolis, assumes 'the duties
of Director of Promotion and Mu
sic at First Baptist church on
Of her the church's pastor.
Rev. Gordon Weekley, made the
following statement: "Miss Hun
eycutt served as Educational Di
rector of the church last summer
and did a particularly effective
Job In this capacity. Actually,
she was leader of our church
during this period for we were
without a pastor at that time.
Her talents and abilities were
revealed so prominently that
when it became apparent that
we needed this position filled
and that Miss Huneycutt was
now available for permanent
work, there was a spirit of imme
diate unanimity among the peo
pie to offer this .position to her.
It goes without saying that we
are delighted she has felt led to
accept our call.
"Miss Huneycutt has marked
abilities as a religious leader,
especially of the young people.
She comes from a family of Bap*
ttst preachers and Is imminently
qualified also by virtue of her
training and experience, having
graduated from Mars Hllh Col
lege, Baylor University, and the
Carver School of Missions la
As Director of Music and Pro
motion, Miss Huneycutt will su
perintend all phases of detailed
promotional wprk in the church
and supervision of the four
-choirs. She will play the organ
for the services of worship.
Miss Huneycutt has Just corm
pleted study in the Louisville
seminary for a degree (a religi
; RECEIVE DIPLOMAS
Betty Faye Ledford and Jean
Elizabeth McRae, of Kings
Mountain, were among 70 so
phonows of Gardner-Webb
college who received diplomas
at the school's 46th commen
cement this week.