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City Limit* 7.206
Trading Area 15.000
(1M5 Bation Board Flgam)
64 NO. 12
Kings Mountain's RELIABLE Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, March 25, 1954
PRICE FIVE CENTS
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTION? Four
Kings Mountain high school Juniors were induc
ted Into the National Honor Society In a ceremony
held during chapel program at the school at 1 p.
m. on March - 17. The new members are pictured
above In street dress along with members of the
society. In white uniforms,' and Principal Rowell
Lane, who presented membership cards. Included
in the group, left to tight, are Norma Sipes, De
witt Blanton, Sherrill Spears, Christine Still, Mr.
Lane, Anne Dilllng, Anita McGinn Is, Ranny Ar
nette, Martha Baker and Susan Moss. (Photo by
Members of the Rings Moun
tain Kiwftnis club will j>o 46
Shelby Thursday night for a
Joint meeting with the Shelby
club Afid'ikr kator an address
toy Charles V, Caroll, state su
perintendent of schools. The
meeting - vi 1 1 be held at -Hotel
Cha?l?s at 7 o'clock.
> BUILDING PERMIT
A building permit was issu
ed March 19, toy J. W. Webster,
building Inspector, to Zebb
Cirigg for erection of a home on
first street at an estimated cost
of <3,500. < ,
Wins "Two" ttatinq
warded a rating of two or-' "a*-,
cellent" in the district piano solo
contests held it Cata\ttta Col
lege, Salisbury, on Saturday.
She played Bach's "Gig ?"
from Partita No. 1 in Bb, the flrtt
movy .-nent of Mozart's "Sonata
No. 3 hi C", and Ibert's "Giddy
Girl ". ??
She is a pupil of Mrs. Martin
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Regular meeting of the Kings
Mountain Optimist Club will
be held at Corner Cafe Thurs
day night at 6:90 o'clock, ac
cording to announcement by
Neal Grlssom, president, who
urged all members to attend.
Nominating committee will be
? " Ljbe said. ,New officers
a?r td bfeirtewttea prior w
Miss Stella Patterson, of
Rock Hill, S. C., former mem
ber of the city schools faculty,
was painfully Injured in an
auto accident Saturday after
noon near WinYisboro- She re
ceived face lacerations and
-bruises, when her car was in
volved in an accident with an
other while Miss Patterson was
returning from Columbia, S.
Kenneth Boyer, student at
Columbia Seminary, Decatur,
<3a., will speak at worship ser
vices at Dixon Presbyterian
church Sunday afternoon at
3:45 and at First Presbyterian
?church at the evening service
at 7:90. He is the son of Rev.
and Mrs. E. T. Boyer, for ma
ny yean missionaries in Ko
lions To Launch
Broom & Mat Sale
Project To Begin
The Kitlgs Mountain Lions
club will conduct Its annual com
munity-wide broqm saJe for the
1 benefit of the blind this weekend
With all club members doub
ling In the role of salesmen* the
Lions will make an effort. Chair
man J. W. Webster said, to con
tact every Kings Mountain house
holder in an effort to sell a broom
In addition, the club will also
have for sale thte familiar rubber
door mats at $2.50.
The sale will begin Thursday,
the brooms having already been
received. C. E. Warllck Insurance
Agency is being used as a ware
house for the Lions Club "stock",
which is manufactured at thte
Lions ? sponsored Industrie* for
the Blind at Greensboro.
Through the Lions Clubs of
North Carolina, Greensboro In
dustries for the Blind provide
gainful employment to people
who would otherwise be helpfess
and perhaps destitute.
Profits from the sale which ac
eure directly to the local club are
used for aid to the blind and for
sight conservation In the Kings
Following is the Lions Club
sales- organization, which is schte
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Car; Tryout Still
Underway Day Later
Police are looking for a 1948
four-door Chevrolet reported
stolen from the Victory Chev
rolet. Company Tuesday. ?
According to Officer Tom
Gladden, James Thomasson,
Negro, on pretense of purchase
interest, and with permission
of W. G. Grantham, took the ,
car for a tryOut drive.
According to reports Wednes
day morning, Thomasson is still
testing the car.
Two Kings fountain Baptist
Churches have called supply pas
tors from Gardner Webb College
to fill the pulpit until full time
pastors can be called.
Dr. Stephen MorrUette, profes
sor of Greek, music, and Bible
at Gardner Webb, will supply as
pastor at the Temple Baptist
church, while Dr. S, L. Lamb, al
so professor of Bible at Gardner
Webb, will supply as pastor at
Macedonia Baptist church.
" Rev. David Morris resigned as
pastor of Temple Baptist church
March 1. Rev. R. L. Hardin re
signed at Macedonia Baptist
church in February.
Jeter Challenges Farmers To Make
More Intensive Use Oi Farm Lands
Frank Jeter, veteran chief **
thte State Cbllege agricultural de
partment Infojmktion service,
listed tkf "doV for aroa farm
era, in an address highlighting
rueeday nighfa annua] Farmer's
Be s*|d the five needs for jjtpj
proving local area agriculture
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1> Selling the farmers on plan
ning farming opera tiona
crease production. Mr. Jeter said
the goal should be two bales of
cotton per acre and said, "We can
2 Selling thte Idea of ram stor
age. He said the state Is in great
need of storage facilities for
grains, cotton, and almost all
corn .to harvest season, then buy
it back In the spring for feed at
hlghfer prices," he pointed out.
3) Selling "water farming".
Water is a prime commodity
lehitch should be conserved, and
should have a pond, Mr. Jeter de
4fInfoffnttng the farmer that
he gets only a smaO portJoa out
of && dollar of farm end pro
duct* and let him know that he
Is getting full credit, unJugHp
ably, for the high price of theee
kets, to lncrea?e distribution of
track farm and orchard products
at higher prices.
| Mr. Jeter interspersed his seri
ous remarks with a full quota of
witty tales and anecdotes to the
delight of the crowd of l50 farm
ers, Lions, and special guests.
He cited the amazing develop
ment of the state in agriculture,
but noted that all the research
| successcs are worth nothing if
they are not encompassed by the
farmer. He stated that a farmer
who knows new methods can out
produce a farmer who doesn't
Inlne time* in ten, and challenged
I the group with the statement that
North Carolina must look to its
laurels if it is to keep pace with
the rapid agricultural advances
of other states. ,
I Edwin Moore welcomed the
farmers to the annual banquet
aod recognized special gCtesta. W.
L. Plonk presented Mr. Jeter.
| prior to the address, Ha//*>
?rr. Hal Warn! an* Dave
acted as club tail twist
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directed a series of
Ae county board of
Mayor Glee A.
and representatives of
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To School Post
Edwin Moorte has filed for
Democratic . re-nomlnatlon to the
county school board, and Jack
White, the Kings Mountain attor
ney and judge of recorder's court,
has decided he won't make the
race for the House of Representa
These were the major political
developments in an otherwise dull
week on the local, level.
On the state level, the filing
deadline was passed at noon last
Saturday and. a flurry of Repub
lican filing furnished the princi*,
pal" last-minute activity.
Woodrow W. Jones, of Ruther
fordton, is unopposed in the May
29 primary for re-nomination as
11th district Congressman, though
he faces GOP opposition in No
Locally, three men ? Ervin El
lison, Robert G. (Bob) Cox and
C. A. (Gus) Huffstetler ? arte
seeking the Democratic nomina
tion for township constable.
Hazel B. Bumgardner seeks re
nomination as county commis
sioner from District 2.
Mr. Moore, Paterson Grove far
mer, was nominated to the county
board of education two ytears a
No less than eight persons seek
to go to Washington as United
States Senator and seven of therii
are running as Democrats. They
are the featured pair, Incumbent
Alton Utennon and W. Kerr Scott,
plus Alvin Wingfield, Jr., Char
lotte, W. M. Bostick, Cary, Heniy
L. Sprinkle, Greensboro, A. E.
Turner, Palmyra, Gila Ray Boyd,
Pinetown. Paul C. West, of Ra
leigh, Is the GOP aspirant
jRed Cross Fund
With the Kings Mountain Red
Cross fund drive nearing com
pletion* total of gifts reported to
date indicate* the drive U far be
hind 'schedule. Sfct to end next
Wednesday, less than $1,000 has
been turned In to Treasurer B.
S. Neill, Sr., against a quota of
"We need to know where we
stand in order that proper clean
up work ran bte planned," Hoyle
D. (Snooks) McDaniel, chapter
publicity chairman, said yester
"Chairman W. K. Mauney, Jr.,
urges all. committee chairman
and Workers in all divisions to
make every effort to complete so
licitations this weekend and to
report their totals to thte drive
treasurer," he added.
Mr. McDaniel expressed con
cern over the fund drive short*
ages here, Indicating possibility
that the Kings Mountain chapter
might lose its national charter.
The 1953 fund drive fell very
short of the qipta," he remind
ed, "and another short year will
put us in a bad position ? both
from the charter standpoint and
from a local service angle. We
need tevery cent of the $3,410, bas
ed on "the full quota, we will get
to keep for use in Kings Moun
tain and I urge all workers and
interested citizens to assist ui in
making sure we reach our quota
Ptersons who have not been
contacted or who wish to make an
additional donation to the fund
drive are requested to contact
Mr. McDaniel at Phone 398 or
call the Red CrOss office. Checks
may be mailed to "Red Cross
Chapter, Kings Mountain," he
adcfed. ? .
Of the $954.41 turned In to date,
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Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Spfeidel, who
have managed the Kings Moun
tain Country Club' for the past 30
months, have tendered their re-'
signation to accept the managed ,
meijt of the Ben venue Country '
Club of Rocky Mount
The resignation of thte Speidels
will be effective April 15.
Mr. Speldel Is to serve as gen- .
er a 1 manager of the Ro<*;y Mount !
club, and Mrs. Spfldel will serve ]
as hostett. "
The Rocky Mount club is a 425
The Speidels came here from
Jacksonville, Fla., and their man- .
?ment of the Kings Mountain j
would be hsndled by the board
of dfipggfi on recommendations I
of til* house committse. George
K. Maturity is th
Bids Asked On Davidson Dam
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At Busy Meeting
. The city board of commis
sioners will receive bids on the
construction of a dam on David
son branch, pump station, and
installation of 4,000 feet of eight-,
inch pipe on April 5.
Advertisement asking the bids
is published today in the Herald
and follows action taken Mon
day night by the city. board in
The full specifications of W. K.
Dickson, Charlotte engineer, are
available at City Hall. Mr. Dick
son originally estimated that
the Davidson branch could be
utilized as an additional source
of water at a cost of $91,000. Mr.
Dickson said the city would in
crease its available source by a
half-million gallons per day
from the Davidson branch. Mon
day night, he flatly said "no" to
the question of whether the wa
ter from Davidson branch could j
be siphoned to the present city
In other actions Monday night,
1) Awarded contract for two
voltage regulators, for street
lights to Bryant Electric Compa
ny, of Gastonia, at $2,261.76, low
bid under that of Westinghouse
Supply Company, of Charlotte.
2) Approved a rental -purchase
contract with North Carolina
Equipment Company, of Char
lotte, for an Elgin street sweep
er, equipped with double cab, at
$9,425 net. ( North Carolina
Equipment ma'de a trade-In al
lowance on the city's worn Gut
tersnipe, but told the city It
could keep the old one anyway.
Under terms of- the arrange
ment, the city will "rent" the
new sweeper at $100 per month,
then pay the balance out of next
year's operation*. There were no
8 ) Approved recommendation
of Hunter Allen, power depart
ment superintendent, to divide
an electrical circuit serving the
western portion of the city,
which Mr. Allen said would re
lieve several overloads and
would cost $1,800 in materials.
He said the electrical depart
ment could make the changeov
er piecemeal in slack periods.
4) Tabled for a policy check
request of Fred W. Plonk, In toe
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Members of the Kings Moun
tain high school senior class will
present their annual play Friday
night at Central auditorium at 8
The vehicle is the mystery
comedy by Parkter Fennelly, [
"Cuckoos On The Hearth". ?
The cast includes Pat Davis as
"Abby"; Norma Lee Sipes as "Lu
lu"; Lee Jackson as "Charlotte";'
Jim Caveny as the sheriff; Don |
McCarter as "Don"; Sherrill
Spears as "Zadoc"; Charles Yawn |
as "Doc"; Ranny Arntet^e as the
professor; James Abernathy as
"Rev. Underhill"; Jane Ormand
as "Beulah"; Nora Jane Deese as
"Dr. Gordon"; and Caroll Bridges
as the state trooper.
Members of the committees |
Stage manager ? Jack Ovens.
Staging ? Gene Patterson and
Anne Dillfng, co-chairmen; Clyde
Hln.son, Janice Allen, Ronald Lay
ton, Robert Davis and Jim Pi'-*
Lighting ? Ollie Harris, chair
man; Earl Stroupe, Jim Freeman, |
Fred Bridges and Keith Burton.
Sound Effects and prompters
Susan Moss and Bud Rhea, co
chairmen ; Anne Dilllng and Ja
Properties ? Billy Bumgard
ner, chairman; Kenneth RcberU,
Edward Ledford, Don Falls, Ro
bert Champion, Don Falls, Billy
Childers, Patty Pattotf and Lois
Tickets and program ? Mary
Owens and Louise Patterson, co
chairmen; Gaynfell Scruggs, Yvon
ne Carter, Patty Patton, Lois |
Ann Spake, Jane Jenkins and '
Shirley Pearson. ; ?
Publicity ? Bud Ware and Pat |
Ushers will he Richard George,
Bud Ware. Maty Owen* and Pat
L B. Goforth, Jr., a member of
Advance sale tickets are now on
sale. Tickets are priced at SO
cents for students and 15 cents
for adults. ? . ?; .
LENOIR -RHYNE CHOIR HERE SUNDAY? The GO- / the Eastern portion of the United States, singing
voice Lenoir-Rhyne College A Cappella choir will in many Lutheran churches. The manager is H.
sing at St. Matthew's Lutheran church on Sunday G. Fisher, Jr., son of a former St. Matthew's Lu
afternoon at 4 o'clock. The choir has been touring j theran pastor. . ' ??
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Choir To Sing
Here On Sunday
The 60-voioe Lenoir Rhyne Col
lege A Capella Choir will appear
in concert at St. Matthew's Lu
theran church at 4 o'clock Sunday
The group, under the direction
of Prof. Kenneth B. Lee, Lenoir
Rhyne director of music, will of
fer a concert of fourteen selec
tions. The program will include
"Hodie Christus Natus Est"
(Palestrina), "Agnus Dei" (Kalin
nikof), "Lost in the Night" fF.
M. Christiansen), "All Breathing
"Sing We Merrily Unto God
Our Strength" (Shaw), "Bread of
'Tears" ( Paul. Christiansen ) , "A
'Tune On- A Reed" ? CMcKay),
"Soon- Ah Will Be Done" (Daw
son), "This Is The Day" (Paul
"Alleluia, Christ Is Born" (Lu
vaas), "The Christmas Symbol"
(F. M. Christiansen), "A Flemish
Carol" (Folk Tune), "Lullaby on
Christmas Eve" (F. M. Christian
sen), "O Day Full of Grace" (Ar
rangement by F. M. Christian
Optional numbers Include "O
Gladsome Light" (Gretchanlnoff)
"Cansontet" (Work),. "Hosanna"
(Lockwood), and "Sing Noel"
Twenty-eight men and 32 wo
men make up the vocal organi
zation of 17 sopranos, 15 altcs, 12
tenors, and 16 basses. The sing
ers, all students at Lenoir Rhyne
College, represent eight eastern
states and the District of Colum
Student officers are H. G. Fish
er, Jr., of Spartanburg, S. C., man
ager; Sam Sox of Greensboro,
president; Carl Ritchie, of Char
lotte, vice-president; and Phyllis
Karriker of Mooresville, treasur
er. Fisher Is the son ol a former
St Matthew's pastor, Rev. H. G.
Professor Lee has served as
director of the choir since 1* re
organization In 1935. He received
his bachelor's degree in music in
his hometown of Northfleld,
Minn., at St. Olaf College, where
he was a member of the famed
St. Olafs Choir, directed by Dr.
F. Melius Christiansen.
Kiwanis International President
Forsythe Addresses Large Crowd
A near capacity crowd taxed
the facilities of Masonic dining
room last Friday night, as area
Klwanlans from North and South
Carolina gathered to hear an ad
dress by Donald T. Forsythfe, their
Kiwanis International president.
Mr. Forsythe, hesd of a quarter.
railUoh members of the large in
ternational civic and service club,
made jm educational and inspira
tional address In which he prais
ed'. the accomplishments of Ki
wanis clubs at all levels and the
clubs of Carollnas Division I in
"Kiwanis isn't measured by its
numbers, but by Its service," he
dnclared. "The challenge if ever
before us and Kiwanis will not
fail to mtoet that challenge."
President Forsythe had earlier
rroarted on ? recent 15-mlnute
interview with President Elsen
hower and also on a visit to the
West Coast, where, hfe said, news
paper reporters seemed most in
terested in what Kiwanis Inter
national is doing to combat Juve
He Is proud, Mr. Forsythe said,
of the Kiwanis record In com
batting the problem through ifa
Key Clubs, it* Ch-cle K clubs afid
activities In Junior athletic pro
grams. Whltey Ford, the New
York Yankee pitcher, it a product
of a Kiwanis Little League team,
In addition, he said, hte was
proud of the Kiwanis program
urging all schools to root out
Communists from faculties, the
Kiwanis support to a stringent
highway safety prog; ,.m, and its
good record of support of church
"We have a great organiza
tion," he declared, adding, "When
Kiwanis speaks the world lis
Dr. W. P. Gerberdlng, Kings
Mountain Kiwanis president,
served as master of ceremonies
and gave the address of wel
come, while Dr. D P. Hord, in
charge of arrangements for the
meeting, presented members of
visttlng clubs and special guest*
Kiwanis dignitaries were pre
sented by I. Byron Koeter, pa A
lieutenant governor of Carolines
Those recognized were Stan
ley Moore, present lieutenant
Curbs On Peddlers
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To Be Conducted
The Kings Mountain Merchants
association board of directors Is
taking steps to make llle harder
for house-to-house salesmen ped
dling their wares in Kings Moun
The association directors are ob
taining information from other
cities on how to put teeth into
license ordinances and other le
gal weapons to combat the prob
lem. In the discussion, directors
noted that the itinerant peddlers
pay no city nor county taxes and
that customers have no assurance
that the goods they buy will bfe
delivered. The plan of the mer
chants board is to have recom
mendations ready prior to City a
doption of the 1954-55 privilege
In other actions at thfe Tuesday
monthly meeting,# the directors
j voted to conduct an opinion poll
on holiday and Wednesday after
noon closing policy, to purchase
membership decals, and to invoke
the by-laws and close on Easter
President John H. Lewis also
named Dan Weiss, W. L. Plonk, i
J. B. Keeter, and Hilton Ruth as
additional members of the trade
promotion committee, whlcti also
Includes Paul Walker, chairman,
Martin Harmon, Hubert McGin
( nis and Bob Bridges.
Kings Mountain Klwanls club
will hold ita annual Farmer's
Night banquet on April 1, it
was announced this week.
Committee in charge of arran
gements includes Arnold Kis
er, chairman, Glee A. Bridges,
James E. Anthony, Jr., M. A.
En loo and Lawrence Patrick.
SPEAKER ? William E. Do to.
Davidson college head football
coach, will address members ol
the Kings Mountain Dcnrldsen
Alumni chapter at a dinner
meting at the country club Fri
To Hear Dole
Davidson College alumni in the
greater Kings Mountain artea will
hold their annual chapter meeting
at the Kings Mountain Country
club Friday night at 6:45.
The dinner meeting will fea
ture a talk by Football Coach
William E. Dole. He will report i
on the Davidson football pros
pects for 1954 and will show foot
ball movies from the 1953 season.
The Rev. P. D. Patrick of Klngii
Mountain will serve as toastmas
ter for the meeting.
Charles A. Neisler, chairman of
the committee, announced that
alumni in the Kings Mountain
area should make immediate re
servation* with him for the stag
Belk's Department Store is ra
pidly completing a re modeling
and renovation program which
Includes Installation of complete
2ew fixtures in its men's store
nd redecoration of its whole
The made-to-order Hmod oak
fixtures are designed, Manager
Hilton Ruth said, to Introduce*
insofar as possible in depart
ment stores, the self-service ,
Wall and floor fixtures are de
signed to show almost all the
merchandise, and the new trend
toward pegboard for wall dis
play la' being fully utilized.
Fixtures were manufactured
and Installed toy Young Manu
facturing Company, Norwood,
? H?o r?d,ecoration plan calls for
using several contrasting, but
Me. Ruth Mid the moderniza
tion follows the Belk plan ot
Constantly Improving !ta physi
cal facilities. Belk's pur-haaed
the l(*n's Store building in June
It haa owned its so-called
I Building since December