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VOL (A NO. 2A
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, June 17, 1954
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Township Heartily Favors
County Bond Issue Proposals
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' ? MEETING SCHEDULED
A meeting of the Loyal Or
der of Moose was scheduled
last night (Wednesday) at 7
o'clock at City Hall. Rocky Mc
Givern, Western North Caroli
na membership director was
to conduct the meeting.
Closing exercises tor the Bi
ble school at First Presbyteri
an church will be held Sunday
morning at 9:45. Announce
ment was made by Franklin
Pethel, minister of music, who
Invited all parents and the
public to attend the exercises.
D. ?. Mauney, of Cherryville,
former district governor, will
install 1954-95 officers of the
Kings Mountain Lions club at
the meeting of the club Tues
day night at 7 o'clock at Ma
sonic 'Dining Hall, It was an
nounced by Wi. L. Plonk, pro
gram chairman. < ? .
Bill Trotman, director of the
forthcoming 'Sword of Gide
on" production, will speak to
members of the Kings Moun
tain Klwanls -club at their
Thursday night meeting, Ma
sonic Dining Halfc at 6:46.
ItnLDmO PERMIT -
A peji..".ii v?as issued June 10,
by BuiWftffc inspector J.* W. !
Webster to Star Houseeraft,
Ina, of Greensboro, to apply
siding on a residence located
on Sipes street, at km estimat
ed cost of fTOO.
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Parking meter receipts for
the week ending Wednesday
at noon totaled $153,32, ac
cording to report by Joe Hen
drick^ City clerk.
The Phebean class of First
Baptist church will hold a class
picnic at Lake Montonla Thur
sday, June 24, at 7 o'clock. An
nouncement was. made by Mrs.
Howard Ware; a member of
the class, ' ?>"
W. R. Hudspeth, chairman
of the Junior Woman's club com
mittee Handling Kings Mountain's
annual fund campaign for the
American Cancer society, report
ed on Wednesday collections of
A minimum of $800 fs desired
for the cancer.research-treatment
fiuid, Mrs. Hudspeth said, adding
that the work of soliciting is con
She asked that persons Who
have not yet donated- to thte fund
Voters Say "Yes"
On All Issues.
Kings Mountain area voters
joined the majority dt their
Cleveland County neighbors Sat
urday, as Number 4 township
gave hearty support to three
couhty-wide bond issue proposals
and also favored a proposal to
increase the allowable tax for
maintenance and operation of the
two hospital plants.
Most favored among the $2,
750,000 total of construction bond
isques was the school construction
proposal, the township approving
the borrowing of $2,500,000 by
780 to 146. The township favored
the $220,000 hospita'. bond issue
proposal by 711 to 188 and the
$30,000 health center proposal by
643 to 229.
The township answered "yea"
to the question of increasing the
allowable hospital maintenance
tax from five to eight cents per
$100 valuation only slightly less
strongly, by 627 to 280.
The official county-wide totals
(see box page 5, section I) werte:
School bonds, 3169 to 1748.
Hospital bonds, 2918 to 1873.
Health center bonds, 2799 to
Hospital maintenance tax, 2664
Voting in the Kings Mountain
area was considered brisk for
bond elections, though nothing to
compare with the recent May 29
primary, and therefore no great
strain to the respective election
officials, who managed the voting
with speed and efficiency.
Kings Mountain area schools
will receive $693,000 from the
$2,500,000 school bond issue as
follows: Kin?s Mountatedlatrlct,
$301,000, Bethware $70,000, Park
Grade $34,000, G rover $84,000 and
The city board qf school trus
tees will meet in regular monthly
session Monday night and will
discuss plahs for using the new
construction money, according to
information from the superinten
dent's office. ?
Immediate utllitization of the
bond issue money for hospitals is
(expected, in view of former ap
proval of the State 'Medical Care
commission of county proposals
to add 14 beds and other facilities
to Kings Mountain hospital and
50 beds to Shelby hospital. The
same situation exisits on the
county health center. Both pro
jects are joint- federal-statte-coun
ty projects, with federal >nd
state agencies having agreed to
supply , more than two- thirds the
County Commissioner Hazel B.
Bumgardner said this wetek that
the board of hospital trustees has
requested that the county levy
a tax of five cents per $100 valu
ation for hospital maintenance
as compared to the 3.75 cents levi
ed In 1953. Mr. Bumgardner said
he anticipated approval- of the
Ed Barry Wins
Edward Barry won the Jaycees
"warm-up" race here Wednesday
afternoon. Frank Granam finish
fed second and Ronald Ivey third
fn the downhill run which got
underway shortly after 4 p. m.
Doha Id Parker took fourth
place and Gary Blanten and Reg
gie Painter' tied for fifth.
Eight racers contested, for the
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W ^abauM'f Hp foe At Large
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Bobby Joe Duncan, 1?, of Third
street, wai still at large Wednes
day morning after escaping from
a road gang on Highway 74, sev
en miles ... est fjMfcitherfordton
Monday, 'Tj.V ?'
Duncan was sent to Spindale
prison camp after falling to meet
conditions of a
tence received Mi
der*a court Mere or
and-rUn driving. JPP^
Ray Hilton Jps8\ip, of Greemk
boro, who escaped with Duncan
E apprehended Monday night
e Nebo section by Um %
County Sheriffs department.
According to Chief Hugh A.
Logan On first tip that Duncan
Mountain was turned in by a
taxi driver who had been called
by the escapees. Logan, said that
after receiving this information,
he notified the Sheriffs depart
Oa information received that
the two escapees were n6ar Kings
Mountain, Sheriff Haywood Ai
rt said, Troy Pattersorf, M, of
frd County's Greenhli.
Was apprehended at a
block. Alien said the youth
tied that, on promise of pay
Jt from Duncan and Jcssup,
helped the convicts to escape,
fitter son, charged with aiding
and abetting the escape of priso
ners by Rutherford County, made
bond ol $1000. |
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to TAYLORS VILLE ? John Char.
1Mb Kings Mountain high school
assistant coach, has tosignod his
position hot* to booomo hMd
coach of Taylorsrille high school.
John Charles, assistant coach
and "B" team coach for Kings
Mountain high school the past
two years, has tendered his re
signation to become head coach
at Taylorsville high school, ac
cording to announcement this
Mr. Charles, currently the city's
assistant recreation director, will
assume his new duties in mid
August to conduct early season
He came to Kings Mountain
aa eighth grade teacher and as
sistant In athletics after serving
as assistant coach at Valdese high
Mr. Charles was a backfield
8 tar at Le'noir-Rhyne college, af
ter serving In the army during
World War IL He Is a native of
At Taylorsville Mr. Charles will
succeed Hanley Painter, going to
Lenolr-Rhyne. college as assistant
.coach, a position recently vacated
by Pride Ratterre, Kings Moun
tain native, who is a new member
of the Wake Forest coaching
Kings Mountain citizens began
pre-paying their forthcoming 1954
city tax bills during the past week
Tax Supervisor Clarence E. Car
penter reporting total gross 1954
collections through Wednesday
noon at $4,232.62.
The board of commissioners re
cently tentatively set the 1954 tax
rate at $L70 per $100 valuation
and the poll tax at $2. While the
rate la subject to change, indica
tions are that the tentative rate
will become the rate finally set.
Persons and firms pre-paying
their 1954 tax bills during June
obtains two percent discount.
First 1954 payee was Mrs. Mis
souri Jackson Morgan, E. King
Mr. Carpenter also reported coL
lection during the current year of
$10,632,57 in previously delin
quent taxes for the years 1945-52,
the total not Including penalties
and also exclusive of payments
6n 1944 delinquencies.
Payments for the year 1953 edg
ed up through June 12 to $112,
758.80, 89.4 percent of the $126,
072,56 levy, Mr. Carpenter report
ed. 1 A;. '. / ? '
A* 'Top" Concert
Kings Mountain's Mauney
Twins, the duo-piano ^rtists, re
ceived the praise of the Cleveland
Plain Dealer's music critic follow
ing a concert in Cleveland, Ohio,
last Thursday evening, when the
Kings . Mountain duo appeared
with the Andre Kostelanetz or- ]
The review, from the June 11 j
Plain Dealer, follows:
"Primarily zoological, th? "pop"
concert of the Cleveland Sum
mer Orchestra, under Andre Kos
telanetz, In Public Hall last night
devoted a large part of the pro
gram to beasts of various tdne*
painted idiosyncrasies, the piece
de resistance being Saint-Saens'
'Grand Zoological Fantasy, Car
nival of Animals.'
"In this entertaining portrayal
of what was neither vegetable nor
mineral, the orchestra had the ex
pert assistance of the twin du?;
pianists, Ernest and Miles Mau
ney, plus the narrating help of
Bill Randle, who, in spite of the
fact that his voice dropped to in
audibility at every punch linte,
added to the merriment by recit
ing Ogden Nash's amusing, ver
ses, composed to add fun to what
Saint-Saens had made funny.
"The Mauney twins are pro
ducts of the Oberlin Conservatory
of Music. They studied there with
the pianist, Arthur Dann, and
graduated in 1947. The director
of the Oberlin Conservatory, Da
vid R. Robertson, and his wife,
with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stegg,
were present to join in the voci
ferous applause whicH greeted the
duo-pianists. They responded with
encores, including Weber's "Per
petual Motion" and the "Brazili
eras" from Milhaud's "Scara
"Kostelanetz stole a little wind
from the sails of the perennial
Viennese evenings by opening
with the Overture to "Die Fled
ermaus" by Johann Strauss II
and following with "Pizzicata
Polka" of Josef and Johann
Strauss, II, Schubert's "Marche
Militaire," the "Tritsch-Tratch"
PolKa and ' By the Beautiful Blue
Danube" of J. Strauss, 1L . .
"All this was poured forth with
inspiriting effect, recalling the
good old days which everybody
is happy to be reminded of, even
though they arte too far away to
* "Somewhat closer to the pre
sent scene was the last group,
which included Chabrier's Rhap
sody, "Sspana," the Rogers-Ben
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Spotty Textile Market Slows
Decision On July 4 Holiday
Four Fiims Set
July 4 Holiday
A preliminary and incomplete
survey on Wednesday of Kings
Mountain area industrial estab
lishments indicated no firm group
policy as yet for traditional Inde
pendence Day holidays, the inde
cision of some firms underlining
& spotty textile market which has
existed for the past three months.
Four of the textile manufactur
ers surveyed had set holiday
Burlington Mills Corporation's
Phenix plant will be closed during
the wefek of July 5-12, as will
Loomtex Corporation. Craftspun
Yarns, Inc., will close the previous
week, from June 2b, resuming op
erations on July 5, C. G. Kelly,
vice-president and general mana
ger, also announced that Craft
spun would pay bonuses, basfed
on earnings, of two percent and
four percent, the larger amount
to be paid to employees with five
or more years of service with
Lambeth Rope Corporation will
closte a portion of its plant for
the week July 5-12, but will also
operate part of the production
machinery.'- ? ?
George H. Mauney, of Mauney
Mills, Inc., said this firm is ope
rating this week a full five days,
but without orders. If yarn orders
are received there will be no holi
day, with the alternative a furth
er curtailment of operations. A
similar situation exists, he said,
for Bonnie Cotton Mills.
*' J. H. Patterson, superintendent
of Kings Mountain Manufactur
ing Company, said his firm is
operating on a threeday wetek
and also indicated receipt of or
ders would determine policy.
Park Yarn Mills, operating sin
ce April on an every-other-week
schedule, reported shipments of
yarn somewhat improved, but J.
C. Smathers, secretary-treasurer,
said holiday plans are still inde
PANTOMIMVXS OH FRIDAY SHOW ? Mcturod an throe of the
who mimic to i???U of
Boy*, or radio. Mnkko. and ooncort stago. Tho Pan
bk? beginning at 8:15.
will fcO ?.
G?U Old also
?? ChJldori etaroot la a
on at T o'clock and ad
Bat proooot lor th* photo
Ororpo Barrio, who dMdod time at
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OLD WATER WORKS PICNIC AREA ? Pictured
above U a scene of part of the city picnic area
located at the former city water works site. The
area was officially opened to the public on June
6 and work was practically completed Wednes
day. The wooded area features three barbecue
pits, 12?picnic tables with seats attached. 20 log
benches, four sets of double swings, a wading
pool, and plenty of sand. The area, which U light
ted, Is to be open until 10:30 p. m. A concession
stand will be located there and toilets are avail
able. The area is located at the north city limits
near the intersection of McGinnis and Ramseur
streets ana may be reached from Cherryrille road
(North Piedmont avenue) or from North Cansler
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Kings Mountain !
B & L Dividends j
To Total 515^45
Kings Mountain Building &
Loan association will pay $15,
245.77 in -dividends to Sharehold
ers on June 30, according to an
nouncement by Ben H. Bridges,,
Mr. Bridges said the semi-an
nual dividemTts based on the cur
rent rate of three percent per an
num and will include dividends on
full-paid shares of $6,340.85; di
vidends on-optional savings shar
es of $5,916.36, and dividends on
installment shares totaling $2,
Mr. Bridges noted that the in
i stallment stock dividends will be
i the last paid under that category,
jail these accounts being transfer,
red to the optional savings share
category to simplify bookkeeping
and in line with suggestions of
state auditing officials. The
change will effect in no way the
rate of return or method of pay
ment, Mr. Bridges added.
Dividend checks will be mailed
soon to holders of full-paid shar
es and holders of optional sav
ings shares who have their ac
counts credited at the office of the
association subsequent to June 30,
Mr, Bridges stated.
Dr. Paul Hendricks will re
turn Thursday from Winston
Salem where he was among
other doctors of the area en
rolling for a three-day post
graduate course in cardiology
at Bowman Gray hospital. He
was accompanied by Mrs. Hen
dricks and their children.
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Secrecy Art Rep
Martin Harmon, e^tor of the
Kings Mountain Herald, was
elected vice-president of the
North Carolina Press association
for the year 1954-55 at the 82nd
annual convention at Lake Juna
luska last Saturday.
The association elected as its
president, Holt McPherson, form
er managing editor of the Shelby
Daily Star and now editor of the
High Point Enterprise, and re
elected Miss Beatrice Cobb, pub
lisher of the Morg*giton News
Herald, secretary-treasurer, and
Clarence Griffin, of the Fortest
City Courier, historian.
Directors elected were Dante
Germino, business manager of
the Durham Herald, Leslie
Thompson, of the Whiteitolle
News-Reporter, Tom L. Robinson,
publisher of the Charlotte News,
Jay Husklns, of the Statecvllle
Daily Record Landmark, Eric
Rodgers, Scotland Neck Common
wealth. Weimar Jones, retiring
president, is an ex officio mem
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Kenneth H. McGill
To Practice Here
TO PRACTICE HERE ? Dr. Ken
neth R. McGill will more to
Kings Mountain within the next
few weeks to become associated
with his brother. Dr. John C. Mc
Gill. in the general practice of
By Keen Oliver
Final announcement of speak
ing parts for "The Sword of Gi
deon" was made early yesterday
by Director Bill Trotman. Due to
a smaller turn-out than had been
expected at try-outs, which were
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To NCPA Office
To loin Brother.
Dr. John McGill
Dr. Kenneth H. McGill, will
come to Kings Moyntaln within
the next few weeks to become
associated with his brother, Dr.
John C. McGill, in the genferal
practice of medicine.
Dr. Kenneth McGill is noto com
pletlng a residency in medicine
and surgery at Baroness Erlang
er hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn.
He is a graduate of Vanderbilt
University Modical school, Nash. ?
vllle, Tenn., and subsequently in
terned at Vanderbilt University
hospital, specializing in obstet
rics, gynecology and pediatrics.
He attended Erskine College
for two years, thfen served with
the army" In .Europe attached to
the Bearcat division before re
turning to Erskine to complete
his undergraduate work.
His wife is the former Miss
Nancy Thomson, of Senoia, Ga
ls also a graduate of Erskine Col
lege. Mrs. McGill subsequently re
ceived the degree of Master of
Music from Southern Baptist
seminary, Louisville, Ky. They
have a son, Kenneth McGill, Jr.,
Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth McGill
recently purchased thte residence
at 505 Crescent Hill Road former
ly occupied by Mr. and Mrs. W.
I W, Tolleson.
Dr. John C. McGill said that his
offices ->ver Kings Mountain Drug
| Company are being expanded to
provide his brother with a four
room suite. They will share la
boratory and X-ray facilities.
Dr. John McGill Expects his
brother to arrive here subsequent
to July 1.
The brothers are sons of Dr.
\V. K. McGill, Clover, S. C., medi
cal doctor, and Mrs. McGill. Dr.
John C. McGill began the prac
tice of medicine here in October
1351, following a Joint practice
of two yfears In Willlamston, S.
"Booze" To Go Down
The Drain Saturday
* Intoxicating beverages con
fiscated by the Kings Mountain
Police department will be dis
posed of at a public ceremony
at 10 o'clock Saturday morning.
The liquor, Police Chief Hugh
A. Logan, Jr., said, will be pour
ed down a storm drain at the
corner of S. Piedmont ave. and
Mountain street. In front of
Fisher's Corner Cafe.
Chief Logan invited the pob
> 11c to witness the "pouring".