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(1945 Ration Board Flgum)
Kings Mountain's RELIABLE Newspaper
VOL (A NO. 16
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, April 22, 1954
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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COMPUTE SAFETY COURSE ? Pictured is the group of Craftspun
Yarns, lOCw employees who recently completed a ten-hour safety
course conducted by the North Carolina Industrial commission.
Standing, left to right floe Felix A. Scroggs, who conducted the
course, Harold Phillips, assistant superintendent, George Wright.
Andy Huifstetler, Wenzell S purling, Wesley Thomasson, Russell
Owenshy, Norman Roper. Fred Kiser, Johnny Chaney. Yates Ross,
Harold Falls, Bill Dixon, Jim Huffstickler. Willis Bagwell and Au
drey Ernest. Seated are Will Coins. Kenneth Hallender. Beulah
Hudson. Jattie Martin. Helen Falls, Ruth Owsnsby. Edward Antho
ny and Wesley Kiser. (See news story, page three, first section.)
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Mr. and Mrs. W. Bruce Thor
buxn. and family moved last
Thursday to their new home in
?Burlington. Their new address
ia "711 S. Lexington street.
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City firemen .answered one
call during the past week, ac
cording to C. D. Ware, fireman.
April 14, at 7:45 p. m., firemen
dence of Dean Ramsey of York
road. No damages were report- -
Woman's club members who
have been preparing costumes
for the ?'Sword of Gideon" are
asked to note that the meeting
date for sewing has been
changed from Wednesday aft
ernoop to Tuesday afternoons
at 3:30 at the high school. All
women are urged to meet to
sew for the project, a spokes
man for the group said.
City Schools Superintendent
B. N. Barnes flew to Raleigh on
Wednesday morning to confer
with state school board officl
ala. He was expected back In
Kings Mountain Wednesday
Dr. N. H. Seed, Kings Moun
tain' optometrist, announced
yesterday that his office will
be closed Monday and Tues
day. lie will attend the 30th
annual Southeastern Educa
tional Congress of Optometry
at Charlotte A)prll 25-27.
Regular meeting of the Kings
Mountain Optimist Club will
?be held at Comer Cafe Thurs
day night at 7 o'clock, accord
ing to announcement by Neal
Grissom, president, who urged
all members to attend. New of
ficers are to be elected he said.
?Hie condition of Dr. Paul E.
Hendricks was reported much
Improved Wednesday. . Be *?
turned home from Gaston Me
morial hospital last Friday.
A. V. Goldiere, of Davidson,
lieutenant governor of Lions
district 31-B, Will address
metribers of the Kings Moun
tain Lions club Tuesday night
at 7 o'clook at their regular
meeting at Masonic Dining
To Help. Decide
Six County Races
Kings Mountain area Demo
crats will help to determine six
local Itevel contests at the May 28
primary, In addition to the sever,
al state-wide races.
Two Kings Mountain candi
dates can look forward to auto
matic nomination. J. Ollie Harris,
the veteran incumbent coronor,
has no opposition for re-nomlna
tion and reelection. No opposi
tion developed for the county
board of school trustees, meaning
that Edwin Moore will be among
the incumbents renominated.
Last - day filings on Saturday
included opposition for J. Hay
wood Allen, who seeks re-nomina
tion for a second term as sheriff.
He is being opposed by Walter H.
Peel'er, a native of the Belwood
community and a member of the
Shelby police force since late
Other county-wide, all Incum
bents, without opposition are
State Senator Robert F. Morgan,
State Representative B. T. Falls,
Jr., County Treasurer Lillian L.
Newton, and County Surveyor
Marion M, Packard, and School
Trustees Charles D. Forney, Jr?
Walter Davis, "B. Austell, and W.
Other county-wide contests
Kings Mountain area citizens will
help determine are:
For, clerk of Superior Cdutt:
E. A. Houser, Jr., the incumbent,
who is opposed by Roy D. Price.
For Judge of Recorder's Court:
Rueben L. Elam, the incumbent,
who is opposed by C. B. Cach, Jr.
For Solicitor of Recorder's
Court: Bynum E. Weathfers, the
incumbent, who is opposed by Joe
Citizens of Number 4 and 5
Townships will determine whe
ther Hazel B. Bumgardner, the In
cumbent, will be re-nominated as
District 2 county eomipUsldner.
or whether the nomination will
go to L. Arnold Klser. '? '
Other county comjnissloner
contests, to be determined by
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CANDIDATE ? Walter Peeler.
Shelby policeman, filed Saturday
for the Democratic nomination
for sheriff of Cleveland County.
He opposes Haywood Allen, who
seeks a second four.year term.
To Give Reading
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Mr*. T. E. Summerrow, Jr., of
Gastonia, will give a humorous
reading of a one-act play at the
Husband's Night banquet of the
Kings Mountain Woman's club
The banquet, an annual event,
will begin at 7 o'clock. Members
of the Fine Arts Department are
in charge of arrangement*.
Mars. Summerrow, chairman of
literature in the North Carolina
Federation of Woman's clubs, is
a poet and has won both state
knd national awards for her writ
ings. She is a past vice-president
of the North Carolina Poetry So
ciety and will give a reading of
the play, "Top Billing", which
has been published by Curtis Pub
? Mrs. W. O. Grantham, chair
man of the Fine Arts Department
will give a toast to the husbands,
and music will be furnished by
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Ptothel and
B. S. Peeler, Jr.
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Graves Lavom For Negio Park]
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I "?/? dty parka arid recreation Mr. Hord had sought to fcuy
commission has approved the oil- adjacent property front In* 110
! ginal layout of Charles M. Graves feet on Cleveland avenue. The
I for a Negro ifecreatlon park. ( commission motion on the Hord
The commission, meeting last request stated that In view of
?Ivriday morning at City Hall, a- possible purchase requests from
-?>? the Graves plant other adjacent property owners.
? that An Insufficiency of land, and
oUttr aft* 9?
are? _ . Jefenwd advia
, ? . to reject the request, the
(notion wag unanimous on ftmtion
?f Jack White, seconded by W^lC
1 fMim <??? fa* IJuhIam - ?? ^
Mauney, ^r., tinnier wew?er wu
4b06nt. v! *'"*. - ?'* **?'*
E'John Lafhem, superintendent of
BurMirs Kings Mountain plant,
t, to had said Burlington officials re
act being bought oy g*rded the property as the pro
m Burlington Mills perty of the dty, but would not
for the recreaUoni<rtj?et to the transferral to Mr.
tflo dttMna.^^ T-?
Regular April meeting of the
Ktngs Mountain district board of
school trustees was held at Cen
tral school Monday night.
Chairman A. W. Kincaid pre
sided and all members were pro- 1
The group discussed a proposal
from the fatate board of education
division of Insurance regarding
insuring the city's school build
ings. Trustee Fred W. Plonk told
the board that he hsd conferred
with local insurance companies,
C. E. Warlick and Arthur Hay,
and found that by using a mutual
policy on a five-year basis, the
board could gtet coverage at as
cheap a rate a a the state fund
For State Office!
Joshua James, thte Raleigh law
yer who is seeking the Democra- 1
tic nomination for state treasurer,
was seeking votes in Kings
Mountain last week.
Mr. James was in Kings Moun
tain first on Thursday, then .re
turned Friday for another quick
hand ? shaking tour which, he
hoped, would help him unseat
' Edwin Gill, the incumbent and an
appointee of Governor W. B. Um
stead, who fired James from the j
North Carolina Utilities commis
Mr. James said that he and
^Governor Umstead's differences
were political only, and that he
&nd thte Governor are otherwise
[cordial. He said Governor Um
stead called him to his office, told
him the spoils law of politics was
at work, and that he could not
re-appoint him to the Utilities job. j
Since that time, Mr. James has j
been practicing law in Raleigh.
He served on the Utilities com
mission as an appointee of Gov
ernor W. Kerr Scott and was a
frequent dissenter ~tm majority
rulings raising rates for utilities.
He acknowledged that his pre
vious record of support and
friendship for Governor Scott in
dicated that is fortunes in the
state treasurer's race might go
with the Scott tide, be it ebb or
Incoming, but added that his was
a separate, private, and unrelated
He also commented on his pre
viously announced statement that
he favors a state-wide referem
dum on the sale of alcoholic bev
erages, saying that he felt the
people of the state ought to get
the chance to determine the ques
tion. He also acknowledged that ]
the liquor question would effect
the state treasurer's office In min
"But my cne vote would be In
favor of a referendum," he add
Mr. James calls Pender county
home, but he wss later a Wilming
ton lawyer before moving to Ra
leigh on his appointment to the
In Busy Meeting
' City Proceeds With Davidson
I Water Project; Contract Let
In an unadvertised spccial
A^n & ?n VVedn??sday night
The board action following re
??tOf a letter from the StaTe
l Board of Health's district oniri.
| neer, F. H. Blaisdell, in which the
I C,?.Was to,d Jt should make im
???* plans '? to to Buffalo
reek to assure a long-term ade
quate water supply.
ine at?!1Pe?^!dn^day "feht m<*t
A RrHM ^,on by May?r Glee
F^ilfnn r8, ?ornmlss'oners \V. S.
Gran ft a Patt^son, W.G.
r"n^am. and Harold Phillips,
Ph?l? * tlt0rnk?y J- R Davls. Mr
fhh te ?bJ<*tcd to ^e action. He
abstained when the motion was
Grantham* d Commissloner
^rantham, on previous advice
Mr"1 Ora mh ?rr>ey general du* to
Mr Grantham s partial owner
au Ln p?rtlo,n of the tract re
w devel?P 'he Davidson
Mr ^P?ii^iy0r ur,dges voted with
Mr. Fulton, who made the mo
rnrwith Mr- patters?n
shaft and to Install a pump in it
Clerk Joe Hendrick.
Hpm" JiX A?ril 13 Jetter- Mr R'als
S!i'AMh pol?tine out that the
wn.?K i. C,teek lmPoundment
would alleviate the city water
shortagte for "more than a few
years said the state board would
approve [t "if the city is flnan
cially unable to develop Buffalo
Creek at this time."
tnTw! !eKt00t,Jhe B'a'alell letter
to Mayor Bridges follows:
Rcfewuce is made to my re
t?hA i t0 KinSs Mountain and
n^lT8peCLlon of the ProPose<)
Pavidson Branch watershed for
the purpose of forming an
opinion as to whether or not the
could be approved by
the N. C. State Board of Health
thLTji? 18 ?f the ?P!nlon
that there is not enough acreage
In Waterghed to assure
an ample supply for the city for
l<XSPRTBf,tb,e t,me- Ano,her so.
that h??" advanced is
that the dam on the present im
rai8ed to Prov,de
addition?1 storage. While this
might Improve the situation for
a S?n year8' does not provide
th^SS"? raw water ^PP'y 'or
m0re than a 'ew
years, if the present water sup
Ply U used and augmented with
^,J^P<?"nd??ent on Davidson
conditions, but again within a
wiTh^t*? th? clty w,n ** fa?Kl
Prospect of seeking an
?he *Up?,y- 11 U ,e,t that
the proper action to take at this
iht?k? t0 devtelop a raw water
intake on some stream that wiil
supply the city /or years to come.
"' a ?. Cwek will apparently
meet this requirement.
"It would be particularly ad
vantageous tor the city to devfe
Snce thU0 CLWk at this time
since the river basins of the ctate
belng classified by the
tee and the development and use
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ttnal Rdbie* Clinic
tlon clinics in the Kings Moun
SS!S.i5ayar Wll! ** C?nducted on
?Ul4p* conducted an
U?5i?the ??S?Hh d<?P4r*ment
?? two dollars after ?3
a. ?n ? at Park Grac*
m? at Weat school
I 1? 1? ? ?* aty
I 11-11.30 a. ro.? at East school.
COMMISSIONER ? Rev. P. D.
Patrick will r?proi?nt Kings
Mountain presbytery at the Gen
eral Assembly ol tbe Presbyteri
an Church, U. S'.. to be h?l4 at
Montreal next mouth.
ATLANTA, GA. ? The Rev. P.
D. Patrick of Kings Mountain, N.
C., pastor of the First and the
Dixon Presbyterian churches,
has been certified as an official
commissioner to the General As
sembly of the Presbyterian Chur
ch, U. S.
Announcement that Rev. Mr.
Patrick will take part in the May
27-June 1 meeting of the highest
fcourt of his denomination was
made here by Dr. E. C. Scott,
stated clerk of the General As
sembly. The meeting will be In
Montreat, N. C.
As a commissioner, the Kings
Mountain minister ? will repre
sent Kings Mountain Presbytery,
and will consider, among other
things, the proposed union of the
United, U.. S. (Southern, and U.
S. A. (Northern) Presbyterian
Plans for the annual com
menctement exercises at Bethware
school were announced this week.
Principal John Rudisill said
that the baccalaureate sermon
will be delivered by Rfev. J. J,
Thornburg, pastor of Patterson
Grove Baptist church, on May 16
at 8 p. m.
On May 17, -State Senator Ro
bert Morgan of Shtelby is to de
liver the graduating address to
21 seniors at 8 p. m.
An' open meeting of Alcohol
ics Anonymous is scheduled
for Sunday at 3 p. >n. at City
Hall. The public is invited to
For Owens Tract
Set By Board
The city formally awn rded (he
Davidson clam contract to O. O
.Walker, the low bidder, in a
special session Tuesday night.
Convening with Commission
ers Harold Phillips and T. J. El
lison absi-nt, the board also a
greed to pay John Owens $5,000
.or approximately 35 acres of
land which will he inundated .by
the proposed artificial lake. The
mot ion. provides that the city
will be deeded the land inunda
ed, plus a 20- foot strip around
the lake from the water's edge,
a 50-foot strip from the base ol
the proposed dam, plus rights
of-way for power line, water line,
ind ingress, and that the city
will defray costs of moving a
tenant house, should this action
be ordered by the State Board of
In another motion, the board
voted to pay Ed Evans $100 per
acre for an estimated two acres
required for the project.
The board took no action on
condemnation proceedings on
the Grantham - Lynch ? Cox pro
perty, due to absence of the oth
The board acted after Mayo*
Glee A. Bridges read a letter
from W. K. Dickson, th city's en
gineer, informing the city to pro
ceed on the contract award.
In other actions the board vo
ted to convey to Bryan Hord, a
110-foot strip off the Burlington
Mills recreation site for $1,000,
provided the action is approved
by the Recreation commission.
The Recreation group had voted
against the conveyance last Fri
day, (but Mayor Bridges said he
understood the action is to toe
In other actions the board:
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City Bond Sale
Set For Tuesday
The board of commissioners
passed formal resolution Tues
day night authorizing W. E. Eas
terling of the Local Government
Commission to sell $600,000 in
bondB, $450,000 in water and stew
er bonds and the remaining $150,
000 in recreation bonds.
Sealed bids are to be received
until 11 a. m. Tuesday on the bond
issues at the office of the com
mission in Raleigh.
Copy of thb bid notice, on file
at City Hall, shows the city's
bonded indebtnes* at March 31,
The board also voted to accept
a quotation of $392 for the print
ing of the bonds from Security
Bond Note Company.
Kings Mountain Garden Club Show
Set Foi Woman's Clph Wednesday
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. hlplileg yyttefl
? nnnn?nr<y1 hy th?
The Kings Mountain Garden
club will present "Flowers Light
the World", a spring flower show,
at the Woman's club Wednesday, ;
with exhibitions to be on display
to the public from thfe hours of
2 and 6 o'clock and from 8 until
10 p. m.
Admission is 50 cents for adults
and JO cents for children and com
petitions are open to the public,
Committees have been at work
this week on the show, which will
be thte club's first flower show,
Mrs. W. L. Ramseur, a member
of the flower show committee .
Mid, and the public Is Invited to |
Wednesday morning at 10:30 j
Judges for the show will bespe
'ctsl guest* ac brunch to ba giv
tsn by members o I the garden club
at Kings Mountain Country club,
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CAK* 8ALK . f~<
Hie Open Gate Cardan dub
will sell cakes, pies, and cook
ies in the building formerly
occupied by Rainwater Furni
ture Company Saturday be
ginning at 8:80, a spokesman
(or the club said Wednesday.
To Be Conducted
April 26 to 30
A concentrated $8,000 campaign
for books for Jacob S. Mauney
Memorial library will begin Mon
Civic leaders, in an enthusiastic
kick-off meeting at the library
Tuesday night, expressed confi
dence that the goal will be, met
and perhaps oversubscribed.
Plans of the campaign, being
conducted by the Woman's Club
land headed by a committee in
chiding Mrs. David Hamrick,
chairman, Mrs. John L. McGill,
Mrs, I. O. Patterson, and Mrs.
Phil Shore, call for completing'
tjie appeal during one week.
Letters have been mailed to
former donors to' the book fund
and to friends of the library and
teams of Woman's Club mem
bers will conduct a house-to-house
Mrs. Hamrick presided at the
Tuesday night meeting and re
cognized heads of civic organiza
tions and other groups.
W, K. Mauney presented a his
tory of the library, given by
members of his family in memo
ry of their parents. lie said that
his father has many times walked
past the property. Mr. Mauney
noted that he had at one time en
visoned the property as a hotel,
prior to the decision of the J. S.
Mauney family to give it to the
community for a public library.
He reviewed the initial cost of
the project and other salient
points in the library's history..
Mrs. E. C. Cooper, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob S. Mauney,
read from a November 19, 1936,
copy of the Kings Mountain
Herald the account of the com
munity's success In Its Initial li
brary fund campaign Which ap
peared under the headline "Li
brary Drive Goes Over Top". She
was confident, she said, that the
1936 news account was prophetic.
The same newspaper also report
ed the death of her father, one of
the community's founders.
J. R. Davis, school board mem
ber of the library board, told the
group that the use of a portion of
the building for a teacher's resi
dence had greatly based the prob
lem of filling the faculties of the
County Commissioner Hazel B.
Bumgardner said the county com
missioners are sympathetic to an
appeal for additional operating
funds for the library and H. E.
Lynch, chairman of the library
board reported on work of that
group. Mrs. Charles Dilllng gave
a report on library use and cir
Others speaking in support of
the campaign and promising sup
port from their organizations or
groups include: Mrs. George Hou
tser, representing Kings Mountain
Garden clubs, Paul Walker, Ju
nior Chamber of Commerce, Mrs.
R. D. Arrowood, American Homte
department of the Woman's club,
Mrs. W. G. Grantham, Fine Arts
department of the Woman's Club,
Mrs. Grady Patterson for the
Study club and Home Arts club,
Mrs. C. D. Blanton, DAR, Mrs.
Denver King, Junior Woman's
Club, Dr. W. P. Gerberding, Ki*
wants club, Ollie Harris, Lions
club, Neal Grlssom, Optimist club,
M. C. Post on, Bethware Progres
sive club, John Greene, WKMT,
and Martin Harmon, Kings Moun
School officials outlining plans
for aiding the drive through the
schools included Rowell Lane,
Central principal, and William
George,. West school principal.
?Mrs. John L, Gamble, West facul
ty member, reported on poster
work for the drive by school pu
pils, and, in behalf of an ARP
church Sunday School class, said
that the class had voted a dona
tion to the book fund drive.
The letter to citizens from the
fund committee said:
"Kings Mountain is very fortu
nate In having one of the best
equipped buildings in the state,
but the backbone of any library
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Queen City Now
Queen City Coach Company
to operating the Bus Station
urtttl new management can be
Mrs. Otto Guyton and Leon
Hamrick relinquished man
agement *Mt Thursday.
Clayton Love, Queen City re
presentative, said the station
will be open dally from 7 a. m.
to 1 p. nv., with Western Union
telegraph service to be provi
ded from" 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. dai
ly. ? ' . ' '?