City Limits 7.206
Trading Area 15.000
(IMS Ration Board Figure*)
Kings Moontcdii's RELIABLE Newspaper
Established. 1 889
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, June 3, 1954
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Phyllis War* Doris Lackey Ramona Allen
METER RECEIPTS '
Net receipts from the city's
parking meters ending Wed
na?4?X J# . noon ^wew 1201.45.
as reported by Joe Hendrick,
Mrs. Lou Lovelace, represen
tative of Fletcher School of
Dancing, and nine .students at
the school, will present an en
tertainment program for mem- .
4>ers it the Kings Mountain Ki- >
wanls club at their Thursday
night meeting at 6:45, at iMa
Dr. W. L. Press ly, the pastor ?
and Lewis Hov is, elder, left
Tuesday for Bon Clarken,
where they are representing
Boyce Memorial ARP church at
the annual meeting of the
B. N. Barnes, city sdhools su-?
perlntehdent, will outline de
tails of the forthcoming school
construction bond issue elec
tion .at the Tuesday night
meeting 9 f the Kings Mountain
Lions club. The club meets at
7 o'clock ? Masonic Dining
Mall. r r . : '
Harry Page succeeds - IR. B.
Osborne as president of the
men's organization of First
Presbyterian churcfh. A newe
story In last week's Herald
listed J. W. Webster as the
president of the organization
last year. The Herald is glad
to make this correction.
Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Maun
ey and Gene Mauney attend
ed a: convention ol the Na
tional Council of Boy Scouts of
America which was held in
Washington, D. C., last .week
end, (May 28-29.
Miss Evelyn Cline; student
at Guilford College, Was a
warded tbe.Reece Music. Schol
arship at commencement exer
cises at the college Monday. A
junior, Miss Cline i* the dau
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. ft 8.
Daily Vacation Bible School
at First Presbyterian church
begins Monday morning at
8:46 with classes t.. i,<? held
each day for two? weeks until
11:15. Children agea 4-14 may
enroll in th*Si??ooU^tc*'f? -"r
mora!** at the school.
Erskine College, Due West, S.
C., conferred on Rev. William L.
Pressly, pastor of Royce Memo
rial ARP church of Kings Moun
tain, the honorary degree ? of
Doctet Dtvinttr' at ?nntnii~
commencement exercises Mob
The Kings Mountain minister
was among a number of area ci
tizens and. students receiving
degrees from colleges, universi
ties, and Junior colleges.
Miss Iris Patterson, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Patterson,
graduated from Erskine College
magna cum laude with the de
gree of Bachelor of Arts. At Ers
kine, Miss Patterson was a mem
ber of the college choral society
and was president of the Future
Teacher's of America, college
campus organization. ?
Miss Dorothy Smith, niece- of
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Grantham,
was graduated from Greensboro
College with the degree of Ba
chelor of Art*, .with a major in
Spanish* At Greensboro, Miss
Smith was president of the Inter
"colleglate Spanish council and
was a memfber of the Glee club.
She has enrolled as a Bi-Llngual
secretary at Interboro Institute
in New Yortc City.
j, . Miss Doris Lackey, daughter
of Mr Mm. J, M. Lackey, was :
graduated ; from Lenoir fthyne
college with an AB degree in
Elementary Education. While at
Lenoir-Rhyne, Miss Lackey was
active In the YWCA, Association
for Childhood Education, Student
Cabinet, Religious Council, Wo
men's Hall Commission, Wo
men's Missionary Society, Col
lege Sunday School, and served
as assistant in the Biology de
Joseph Andrew Nelsler, Jr., son
of Mr. and Mrs. X A. Nelsler, Was
graduated from Davidson Col
lege with the degree of Bachelor
of. Science. He served as secre
tary - treasurer of Sigma Phi Ep
sllon social fraternity, and re
ceived recognition this year for
"contributing the most service"
to the fraternity. He was also
chairman of the committee.
Louis Arnold Riser, Jr., son of
Mr. and Mrs. h. Arnold Klser,
was graduated from. Oak Ridge
Military Institute and received
Til* Scholarship award presented
annually to the student in . the
JuQjor college division who at
tained the highest grade his se
nior year. He was vice-president
of the senior class, captain of the
basketball team, and was on the
all-state1 Junior College basket
Miss Ramon a Allen, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. D. Hunter Allen,
was graduated with an AA de^
gree from Lees-McRae Junior
College at Banner Elk. MJss Al
len was a member of the social
board and was chosen Home
coming Queen last year.
Miss Phyllis Ware, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Ware, was
graduated from Mars Hill Junior
College with an AA degree. Miss
Ware was an officer of Clio (Lit
erary Society, was on the Dean's
list, and was a member of the
band and Music Honor club.
Dr. Pressly is a graduate of
Erskine College, Class of 1925.
He received the degree of Master
of Theology from Princeton Sem
inary, Princeton, N. JL, in. 1932,
and subsequently served as pas
tor of Greenwood ARP church
until 1946, when he assumed the
feoyce Memorial ARP pastorate
here. He is the son of Dr. J. H.
Pressly, a -retired ARP minister,
and the late Mrs. Pressly, of Sta
Auxiliary Poppy Day
The American Legion Auxili
ary reported a "sellout" on an
nual Poppy Day last Saturday,
with profits of $216.75.
Hallle Ward again -took honors
for the top saleslady, with $51.80
In sale*. Maude Boheler was se
cond, at $18 JH, and Libby Med
line third with $18J5.
"It went over in a big way",
a spokesman for the Auxiliary
Woik Now Underway On Majoi
To Woman's Club Building
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Ground wa? broken thl* week J
for a major addition to the Ktfigs
Mountain* Woman'* Club build*
ing on Eaat Mountain street, the
addition estimated to cost approx
Crescert Hill Development
Company is contractor la chargirf
of Uic work, which will include
building of an auditorium of 180
capacity, two office rooms, stor
age room and closet, on the top
floor, and expansion of the
ground floor dining room to a
capacity of 290 persons and build
ing of a ladies lounge.
Mrs George Houser, Woman'a
Club president, said the club has
also voted to modantes tltt -ktt
chen. She added that the ehib
hopea to provide parking apace,
both on the eAat and aouth aidea
of the building. Completion of the
project la acheduled tor- Septem
ber 1. ->v ? >-.>* .?
The addition outside measure
ments, according to plana of Van
Wttenbtgen and Cothran, Shelby
architectural firm, are 48 feet by
25 feet. . J -? .
The construction la under the
direction* of the club's house and
fWMWia committees. Mm. Jacob
Cooper is chairman of the houae
committee, and Mrs. Carl Mayes
If chairman of the finance com
UiH 'ibii >"?. __1. ?- I
L. A. Kisar, Jr.
For Natural Gas!
Kings Mountain was notified
by registered letter Saturday that
the Federal Power Commission
had approved its request for per
mission to sell natural gas and
that the commission had alloted
the <4 ty 1325,000 cubic feet ot
gas per day, the amount ' asked.
City Attorney J. ft. Davis, no
tified of the approval, said the
decision is final and that oppo
nents of the gr^nt have no re
Action of thte FPC completes
the long action, covering more
than two years, in which the city'
has sought permission to add the
natural gas utility.
Under the plan advanced in
support of its application, the city
will issue revenue bonds to cover
the outlay required to install lin
es from thte large pipeline which
crosses York road near the home
of Richard Owens..
The City board of commission
ers may discuss the project at the
Thursday night meeting. Revenue
bonds do nbt pledge the full faith
and credit of thte city, and may be
Issued without a vote of the citi
The distribution system install
ation cost has been estimated In
excess of $400,000. Receplts from
sale of the gas would be used to
pay financing costs.
The city's Engineers for the
project are Barnard & Burk, of
Baton Rouge, La.
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In a brief special session last
Thursday morning, the city
?board of commissioners unani
mously passed a resolution to
condemn 2JS6 acres of land be
longing to Paul Mauney.
The land is to toe utilized In the
city** rebuilding and expansion
of the McGlll sewage disposal
The board also voted to pay B.
1>. Ratterree, Clyde Kolan, and I
B. Goforth, Sn, $10 each for their
work fci appraising the value of
the Grantham - Lynch property
condemned toy the city for use In
the Davidson Creek reservoir.
J. R- Davis, city attorney, said
?he had filed the condemnation
action in Gaston Superior Court,
sin go the property lies in Gaa
ton county. Summons notice had
not toeen served, on Wednesday,
pending determination of whe
ther it I* mUmMr to summons
Ifii/lBfc.'Matinry ...'ho sailed
|Mft Saturday for Kuropfc' i i
? Mp 1NM# ' Mid Wr Mauney
had declined to sell the property
to the city, legal procedure for
the condemnation la the same,
Mil Davi* said, as was followed
in lh# Grantham < Lynch prop
erty condemnation, with Che city
and nr. Mauney to appoint an
appraiaer,1fcd the two** choose
a third appraiser. Should the de
ciskm of the appraiser* not tor
?ceeifled toy either party, appeal
action would toe in orler In Qua*
ton Superior Court.
avor 7n 's'
One New Face
For County Posts
Cleveland , County Democrats
favored the incumbent in last
Saturday's, primary on both state
and county level.
The county, casting 9,588 votes
in the "big Senate" race, favored
U. S. Senator Alton A. Lennon,
In the much-advertised, htated
contest over W. Kerr Scott.
The county gave Senator Len
non a 952-vote lead over Former
Governor Scott, who was the un
official winner in the state with
a clear majority of more than
5,000 votes. Scott's unofficial vote
total had reached 310,000 Wed
nesday for a new record total,
Certification awaits convening of
the North Carolina elections
board on Monday to make the of
ficial canvas. Senator Lennon
conceded Wednesday after the
Associated Press reported that
the official canvases by the coun
ty boards Tubsday totaled a
Scott triumph over Senator Len
non and five other candidates.
Only at the county's district le
vel was a challenger favored.
Democrats of District 5 choosing
J ohn D. White their new nominee
for county commissioner over In
cumbent Ben P. Jenkins. District
1, which includes only Number
6 Township, had a hot and close
race for that county commission
ership, Incumbent Z. V. Clin? edg
ing Challenger E. F, McKinney
by a margin of 14 votes.
Otherwise, the Democrats In
dicated various but comfbrfable
majorities that they preferred the
, Thfcy re nominated Sheriff Hay
wood Allen, who topped the tic
ket, Judge Rueben L. Elam, Solici
tor Bynum Weathers, and Clerk
of Court E. A; Houser, Jr. The
HouserPrice contest was the
closest among county-wide races,
but Mr. Houser had plenty of
room to spare with a majority 'in
excess of 2,000 votes.
The county voters Joined with
the state-wide majority in sup
porting Edwin Gill, who gained
easy re-nomination as state trea
surer over Joshua James, and
Charlie Gold, who also won hardi
ly in his rle-nomination bid for
state insurance commissioner ov- i
er John Fletcher.
W. M. Gantt, a Kings Moun
tain grocer since 1925, has sold
his business, located on Linwood
Road near Craftspun Yarns, Inc.,
to Hugh Williams.
The transaction was effective
at the close of business on Satur
Mr. Williams has been employ
ed by Mr. Gantt for a number of
years. , >: "
Sale of the business involved
inventory and fixtures, Mr. Gantt
j rtetainlng the building.
Rev. Mi. Austin Resigning Soon
After 12 Yean At Second Baptist
? In. E F. Austin ]
after a 12-tmt
at the #md W
to Toliw Into !
After 12 years as pastor of Se
cond Baptist church, RJev. B. F.
Austin announced this week his
resignation, to become effective
June 27. ,
Rev. Mr. Austin came to Kings
Mountain, August 1, 1942, from
the Flint Groves Baptist church,
At the time Rev. Mr. Austin as
sumed his duties as pastor of the
church, the membership was 400.
The present membership of the
church is approximately 600.
Among some of the accomplish
ments during his pastorate were
the organization of the young
people's work and a graded Sun
day school. The congregation has
also recently moved into * new
fl 00,000 building, erected under
Mr. Austin's leadership.
New Baptist churches were al
so organized and sponsored which
drew on the membership of the
Second Baptist church. Second
Baptist church is now operating
full tin* the Burlington Mission.
"Personally." Rev. Mr. Aiistin.
?aid, "I have been happy with
. Continued On Poq* Bight
CONSTABLE RACE LEADERS ? Pictured la Errin Ellison, left run
ner-up, to C. A. (Cub) Huffstetler, right. In the four-man race for1
Number 4 Township constable nomination last Saturday. Mr. EUl- j
son said this week he would call for a run-off. Mr. Huffstetler led
Mr. Ellison, 72S to 559. Others in the contest were Robert G. Cox and
Robert E. Herndon.
Ellison Will Ask
? - m
Ervin jElltson, second high In
the four-man race last Saturday
for the Numbter 4 Township con
stable nomination, said Monday
he was calling for a second race.
Mr. Ellison ran second, with 559
votes, to C. A. (Gus) Huffstetler,
former city policeman, who poll
ed 725 votes to lead his three com
petitors. Mr. Huffstetler failed to
gain a majority by 159 vottes. He
led Mr. Ellison by 146 votes.
Robert G. (Bob) Cox was in
third place with 277 votes and Ro
bert E. (Bobby) Herndon was
fourth with 205 votes.
The voting for each of the
township precincts followed that
order with the exception of Beth-,
ware, which gave Mr. Ellison 90
votfes to Mr. Huffstetler's 31. Mr.
Huffstetler led at both Kings
Mountain precincts and at Grov
J. W. Osborne, of Shelby, chair
man of the county elections
board, said Wednesday morning
that Mr. Ellison had not yet made
formal request of the board to
call the run-off election. Dead
line for calling run-off elections
in county or township offices is
Summer school will begin
Monday at the Kings Moun- .
tain high school with registra
tion on that day, according to
an announcement by Rowell
TEMPLE PASTOR ? Rev. H. G.
McElroy has accepted the pas
torate of Temple Baptist church.
He succeeds Hot. David Morris,
who resigned two months ago.
H. G. McElroy
Rev. H. G. McElroy, of Shelby,
accepted the pastorate of Temple
Baptist churgh and assumed his
Rev. Mr. McElroy comes to
Kings Mountain from Mulls Cha
pel Baptist church, near Shelby.
He also served Community Bap
tist church, near Polkville.
He attended Gardner-Webb col
liege, and Limestone college, of
Gaffney, S. C.
Rev. and Mrs. McElroy have
three children, Michael, 10, Bob
by, 8, and Brenda Gale \ They
were to move Into the parsonage
Directors and members of the
Kings Mountain Merchants as.
sociatlon discussed further plans
for tightening the city's laws and
tax structure to prevent peddling
at a supper meeting Monday. '
President John II. Lewis waa
to confer with City Attorney J. R.
Davis prior to action of the city
beard of commissioners on the
coming year's privilege license
In other actions, the group
voted to hold the annual em
ployee - employer toaitoecue at
Lake Montonia on July 21. Hilton
Kuth and Yates Hatblson were
named as a committee to super
The (board received-reports on
the recent Dollar Day* promotion
and discussed future events of
Kings Mountain area Demo
crats voted briskly all day Satur.
day and the majority had a good
day at the polls as Number 4
Township totals showed the ma
jority had supported all the win
ners with one major exception.
Thlp exception was the township
failure to support W. Kerr Scott;
the winning nominee for the
United States Senate. The town
ship total showed Scott in arrears
by 225 votes. The tally was: Al
ton A. Lennon, 950; W. Kerr Scott
725. Bethware was the only town
ship prtcinct voting "right". Oth
er totals in the township for the
five other Senate candidates
were Alvin Wingfield. 21; Sprin
kle, 5; Bostick, 4; Turner, 6; and
The township joined with Waco
in No. 5 Township to give Hazel
B. Bumgardner a clean sweep in
all the five precincts in his race
Published on page 3, this sec
tion, of today's issue is the of
ficial elections returns for Sat
urday's primary, as certified by
the county board of elections
Tuesday. The box score omits
the Senate short term, county
commissioner races other than
in District 2, and constable rac
es in townships other than
Number 4. All other returns
from the 28 precincts are In
against L. Arnold Kiser for the
District 2 county commissioner
ship. Mr. Bumgardner polled 1.
313 votes to Mr. Klser's 750. The
closest was at Grover, where the
total favored Bumgardner by
four votes 78-74.
The township was with the
county on helping decide all oth
er state and county offices. Sher
iff Haywood Allen was by far the
ticket leader, polling 1,436 votes
in the township to steam roller
W. H. Peeler, who received 307
Though the township gave
Clerk of Court E. A. Houser an
approximate 3-2 margin in his
re-nomlnatlori bout with Roy
Prlcfe, East Kings Mountain was '
close, Mr. Houser taking the box
I by only seven votes. The town
ship total was: Houser, 992;
Other township totals were:
For North Carolina treasurer
Edwin Gill, 943; Joshua James,
For North Carolina Insurance
commissioner ? Charles F. Gold,
953; John Fletcher, 454. .
For Judge of county recorder's
court ? Judge Rueben L. Elam,
1,020; C. B. Cash, Jr., 615.
For county solicitor ? Solici
tor Bynum Weathers, 1,086; Joe
F. Mull, 568. ? >?
Notice of a forthcoming civil
service examination for a rural
carrier position at Kings Moun
tain postoffice has been posted on
the postoffice bulletin board.
Closing date for applications la
The opening is now being filled
by Harold Glass, temporary ap
pointee. Salary for an appointee
I without prior civil service experi
ence is $3,618 per year, plug nine
cents per mile expense allowance.
Required forms are Standard
' Form 124, Admission Card X46-80,
and Standard Form 15, obtain
able, along with Form AN 1977
(Which details salary and other
information), either at the Kings
Mountain postoffice or from the
United States Civil Service Com
mission, Washington 25, D. C.
The examination will be glvten
at Gastonia on a date subsequent
to June 22.
cmr TAX REPORT
City tax collections on the
1953 levy of $126,075.93 Increa
sed to $112,295.77 through
June 1, or 89 percent of the le
vy, Clarence Carpenter, tax
supervisor said Wednesday.
Mr. Carpenter reminded that
the penalty rata on unpaid
1953 tax bills Increased to 3.5
percent on June 2.