City Umit? 7.206
(IMS Batton Board rigutw)
VOL 64 NO. 25
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Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, June 24, 1954
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Sunday night's Union Service
for ' five city church congrega
tions will toe held at Boyce
Memorial ARP church with
Rev. K. Douglas Fritz, pastor of
Resurrection Lutheran church,
to deliver the message at 8/
o'clock. Special music will toe
furnished by the church choir
under the direction of Mrs. N.
Colonel Frederick Hambri
ght chapter, Daughters of the
American Revolution, is re
questing that all pastors of
city and county congregations,
offer a special prayer for
peace at church services on
Regular meeting of the Kings
Mountain Optimist Club will
toe held at the Kings Moun
tain Woman's Club Thursday
night at 7 o'clock, according to
announcement toy Neal . Gris
som, president, who urged all
members to attend.
Hilda King, daughter of Mr.
?end Mrs. T M. King, is acting
as pastor's assistant to Rev.
Gordon Weekley, Jr., of the
First Baptist church, in the ab
sence of a promotional direc
tor. Miss King is a senior at
Furman University, Greenville,
s. c. ? V
of persons Interested in the
Loyal Order of Moose will toe
held at City Thursday at
7 p. nv. Rocky McGivern,
membership official, announce
ed this we*k.
KTWAWIS ME ETING |
C. X Horn, superintendent of
preparation and dyeing at ,
Spindale Mills, will address
members of the Kings Moun
tain Kiwanls club at their
Thursday night irjeetlng. He
will apeak on the subject
"Keystone of Freedom." The
club convenes at 6:45 at Maso
nic Dining Hall.
' MORRIS PROMOTED
Major L. J. Morris. USA, has
recently been promoted to that
rank by the army. Major Mor
ris, now attached .for duty In
the quartermaster corps at iRed
River Arsenal, New Boston, 1
Texas, is the husband of the
former iMiss' Virginia Plonk, of
Jack Sink, former high school
and Legion junior coach here,
i>.*a been named to the athletic j
sl&ff of Myers Parte school,
where he will coach the Mus
tang linfe and the junior high
baseball team. He recently
completed two years service in
the army. *?
Dr. L. T. Anderson, chiro
practor, announced thjf week
closing of his office Fnday for
one week. He will reopen on
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Dr. iP. G. Padgett is to return
Friday from Duke University t
where he has been attending
lectures and clinics in cardi
ology and studies In electro
cardiography on a post-crad
? uate seholanWiw'^i:-:;^ . '?
ONE C ALL ANSWERED
Cfty firemen answered one
call this past week, according
to C. IX Ware, fireman. Satur
day morning firemen answer
ed a call to extinguish an oil
stove blase at the residence of
Mrs. Florence Hope on Clin
ton drive. No damages wapp ':
City Board lob*
Democrats T o Pick
ELEVATED ? C. D. Blanton,
Kings Mountain pharmacist, has
been elected second ?ice-presi
dent of the North Carolina Phar
maceutical association for 1955
56, according to results, of mall
balloting announced last week
end. Mr. Blanton is currently
serving as third vice-president
of the association.;
Home t & L
Home Builds* * toan associ
ation will pay dividend* to
shareholders on June 30. totaling
$21,121.37, it was announced
Wednesday by A. H. Patterson,
secretary- treasurer. -
Mr. Patterson1 noted that the
payments will not he made this
year In advance of June 30 on
suggestion from the auditors,
adding that check* covering di
vidends On full-paid shares will
be posted on. that date. Optional
and Installment shares pay
ments will toe credited to ac
counts as of June 30.
The dividends will include:
$11,511.65 on full-paid shares;
$8,297.66 on optional savings
shares; and $1,312.06 on Install
The payments represent a
semi-annual division of profits
at the rate of three percent per
annum. . .
Steve Grlgg, two-year-old son,
of Mr. and Mrs. IJob Grtgg, Jr.,
was bitten by a non-ppisonous
snake in the yard of hU home
Tuesday morning. The child
was taken to the Kings Moun
tain hospital for treatment and
-was discharged Wednesday,
Dr. John McGill was the at
A large segment of * Kings
Mountain's industrial employees
will have Independence Day holi
days, with approximately half of
the holidaying group to be fifee
from normal duties next week,
and the remainder to be free the
week of July 5-12.
Closing next week, June 28
July 5, Will be Crfcftspun Yarn*,
Inc., Ntoisler Mills, Inc., Mauney
Hosiery Company, Inc., and Sadie
Cotton Mills. Sadie Cotton Mills
will not ahutdown completely,
operating at about one- third of
capacity. Cmftapun, as was pre
viously announced, will make va
cation* payments to employees of
two percent of earnings for em
ployees of Ins than five yean
service, and 'four percent of earn
ings to employees of more than
five years service. % ?
Closing the following week of
July 5-12 will be Consolidated Tex
tiles, Inc., Phenix plant ^of Bur
lington Mills, Inc., Mauney Mills,
Inc., and Bonnie Mill* Company.
Both Mauney and Bonnie, operat
ing short tlm?jttr**pveral weeks,
will susgjnd the prftfeetad doe
ings if yarn orders are ifccetved.
a full-week, two-plus shift opera
tion, will allow time off for em
ployees desiring a vacation, but
win operate as nearly at capacity
as possible, General Manager
Frank Burke said. He added that
all employees with continuous
service of six months and longer
will receive vacation-bonus pay
ment* approximating a week's
Park Yarn Mills Company, J.
C. Smathers said, will suspend
operation* from July 1 for ten
days, resuming on July 12.
Foote Mineral Company, now
listing 175 employees, will ope
rate a* usual, on a iwvenday
week for its mill, and flvte and
one-half days for itt mining ope
rations, according to E. R. Goter.
Mr. Goter Said the company fol
lows a policy of staggering vaca
Herald Publishing House will
operate on regular schedule, and
also expects to stagger vacations.
Majority M? retail merchants
VlBtala Monday. July 5, for their
fnutttlonal one-day holiday, and
the city's laundry cleaning indu*
try has announce ,i)l thHr firms
will close for the full WMk of
wfcfrmt im m#** .
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Number 4 Township Democrats
will nominate a constable Satur
day in a sfecond primary, choos
ing between C. A. (Gus) Huff
stetler and Ervin Ellison.
Huffstetler le<f Ellison by 725
to 559 in the May 29 primary but
tailed to obtain a clear majority,
as Robert G. (Bob) Cox and Ro
bert E. (Bobby) Herndon polled
an aggregate of 486 votes.
Democratic nomination is tan
tamount to election In November
and the board of county commis
sioners has indicated it would
appoint the successful nominee to
the now-vacant office. Paul By
ers, former constable, resigned
several weeks ago to accept ap
pointment as a deputy sheriff.
Both candidates have urged
their supporters to drop by the
polls Saturday to register their
choice, and both acknowledge
that the major Job will be getting
out the vote with no other races
to help increase the total.
Polls will open at 6:30 a. m.
and will close at 6:30 p. m. with
the same election officials who
handled the May 29 voting and
June 12 bond voting in charge of
the voting. The jegistration book*
for the May 29 voting will be used
which mom that Democrats who
registered subsequent to May 15
arte ineligible to Vote.
Township polling places are:
East Kings Mountain, at City Hall
Courtroom; West Kings Moun
tain, at Victory Chevrolet Com
pany; Qrover, at Keeter's Dry
Goods Store; Belhware, at Beth
Only other sfecond primary is
also a constable's race in Num
ber 5 Township. Waco is the lone
Number 5 Township precinct.
Rate Is Slow
Pre- payments on 1954 city tax
bills totaled only $1,316-33 dur
ing the Weekend ending Wed
nesday at. noon, bringing the to
tal to $5,508.95, Tax Supervisor
C. E. Carpenter reported.
Citizens have through the close
of business July 1 to obtain a
discount of two percent on their
1954 tax accounts. On July 2, the
discount rate will drop to US
percent. ' .
The tax rate has been finally
set at (1.70 per $10G valuation.
LEGION AUXILIARY OFFICERS INSTALLED ? Pictured above are
officers of the American Legion Auxiliary shortly after they were
installed by Mrs. B. M. Jarrett of Shelby at a meeting at the home
of Mrs. James S. Ware Thursday night. Left to right front row. are
Mrs. Sam Collins, president and Mrs. John Kezziah, vice-president,
and second row. left to right Mrs. M. C. Amos, chatflaln, Mrs. John
W. Gladden, historian, and Mrs. Jarrett Mrs. Sam Hamrick, secre
tary and treasurer, and Mrs. Charles Moss, Sr.. sergeant-at-arms
were not present when the picture was made. (Photo by Carlisle
Studio.) . '>
Dad Loving Mom
Ginger Payne, seven-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Er
nest Payne, won a special
prize of $5 in a rectent contest
of the Charlotte Merchants as
sociation men's apparel divi
sion for her reason for liking
Adding four words to the
phrase, "I like my Daddy be
cause. .... the Kings Mou n
tain child wrote. "I like my Dad
dy because he loves my moth- '
Charles Dudley, Charlotte
Merchants association secre
tary, said the judging commit
tee liked the on try sufficiently
to add a prize for Ginger
Payne. The contest was con
ducted as a phase with a Fath
er's Day promotion.' .
Members of the city district
board of school trustees, in regu
lar monthly meeting at Central
school Monday night, discussed
results of the June 12 bond elec
tion and conducted a mass of rou
- No action was taken on the
classroom building program.
Superintendent B. N. Barnes
reported seven faculty resigna
tions and the board employed
Miss Mary Bess Plyler, of Great
Falls, S. C., as a second grade
teachter at Central school.
Resignations accepted were
from Miss Margaret Hoffman,
high school English; John Porter,
Central eighth grade; Mrs. Bill
Page, home economics; John
Charles, East eighth; Mrs. Thesis
Warlick, Central first; Mrs. Tom
my Owens, East piano; and Mrs.
Ezella M. Robinson, Davidson
In other actions, the board:
- 1) Employed Janitor L. A.
Greet for summer work.
2) . Authorized a debt service
payment of $3,247.50 to the city.
3) Passed a motion requesting
the city to install a fire hydrant
near the new Negro elementary
4) Authorized continuance of
school child and football player's
insurance with Pilot Life Insur
ance Company, with the nine
months school child insurance
rate remaining at $1-25 for the
5) Authorized acceptance of a
bid alternate on the East school
building project whereby Hoke
Electric Co., the low bidder, fur
nishes fixtures at hi* bid of &
6) Authorized the board chair
man and secretary to meet with
the county board of commission
ers on July 5 to discuss the an
nual school budget inquests. The
Mtlon was taken after a prelimi
nary study of the budget The
board will request an 11 cent rat*
for capital outlay, 11 c?ttts for
* service, and XL cen$ for
For Coming Year
New officers of the American
Legion Auxiliary for the year
1954-55 were installed Thursday
night at a meeting at the home of
Mrs. James S. Ware.
Mrs. Sam Collins was installed
auxiliary president and Mrs. John
Kezzlah was elected to the office
of vice-president. Mrs. Sam Ham
rick Is secretary ? treasurer, Mrs.
John W. Gladden, historian, Mrs.
M C. Amos, chaplain, and Mrs.
Charles Moss, Sr., sergeant-at
Officers were Installed by Mrs.
B. M. Jarrett of Shelby, who also
jjtve an entertainment program
of selections on the accordian, be
fore the Installation service.
Mrs. C. L. Jolly, ifellring presi
dent, conducted the business ses
sion, and members heard a report
of the national auxiliary conven
tion In session in Asheville last
month. Mrs. Collins was a dele
gate to the convention and gave
Committee chairmen appointed
for the year by the president are:
Americanism, Mrs. James Hou
ser; Child Welfare, Mrs. J. E.
Mauney; Girl's State, Mrs. J. M.
Rhea; Membership, Mrs. C. L. Jol
ly and Mrs. J. N. Gamble; Music,
Mrs. F. R. McCurdy; National Se
curity and Legislature, Mrs. P.
G. Ratterree; Pan-American Stu
dy, Mrs. Rowell Lane; and Poppy
chairmen, Mrs. Gene Steffy, Mrs.
Hal D. Ward, and Mrs. J. M.
Mrs. D, E. Tate is Rehabilita
tion chairman, Mrs. James Hou
ser is flower chairman, and Mrs.
Paul Mauney is Community Ser
vice chairman. Members of the
telephone committee are Mrs.
Charles Moss, Sr., Mrs. P. D. Ful
ton, Mrs. Lloyd Phifer, and Mrs.
C. L. Black. Mrs. Fred Haithcox
Is chairman In charge of publici
Mrs. Lloyd Phifer was co- hos
tess for the Thursday meeting,
and during thte social hour follow
ing the meeting, a dessert course
For Mrs. Parker
Funeral rites for (Mrs. Faye
Delores Parker, wife of Noble S
Parker, of Shelby road, were con
ducted Wednesday afternoon at
4:30 from El Bethel Methodist
Rev. Boyce Huffstetler, the
pastor, officiated, and was as
sisted by Rev. R. L. Fort) Is and
Capt. Fred Boyette.
Mrs. Parker died Monday in a
Gastonia hospital. She Was the
daughter of John G. and Mrs.
SsllVe Elliott Martin of Kings
She la survived, la addition to
her husband, toy two sons, John
Steven Paiker and a two- day- old
Dr. James M. Lane
To Join Hendricks
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To Begin Work
Here July 1st.
Dr. Paul E. Hendricks, Kings
Mountain medical doctor, an
nounced yesterday that Dr. James j
M. Lane, a native of Gaffney, S.
C., will become associated with
him in the general practice of
medicine on July 1.
Dc. Lane is now completing his
interneship at Greenville Genpral
hospital, Greenville, S. C., follow- 1
ing graduation in 1953 with the
M. D. degree from the Medical
College of South Carolina at
The son of Mr. and Mrs. B. M.
Lane, of Gaffney, Dr. Lane was
graduated from Gaffney high
school as class valedictorian in
1946. He attended Davidson col
lege and received the Bachelor
of Science degree in 1950. At
Davidson, Dr. Lane was a mem
ber of Alpha Epsilon Delta pre
medical society and Gamma Sig
ma Epsilon chemistry society. He
was a member of Alpha Kappa
Kappa medical fraternity at med
Mrs. Lane is the former Miss
Anne Smith, of Greenville, S. C.
Dr. Hendricks has been a
Kings Mountain physician since
January 1947. On his return last
year from act ive duty In the
army, Dr. Hendricks opened a
clinic at the corner of Cansler
and Gold streets and resumed his
active practice. ??
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Dr. J. P. Mauney of Kings
Mountain was one of the featured
speakers at the 53rd annual meet
ing of the North Carolina State
Veterinary Medical Association
held In Winston-Salem this week.
Dr. Mauney spoke to the group
on "Mastitis In Dairy Cattle" and
served as the moderator for the
discussion on this problem.
The meeting Was held at the
Hotel Robert E. Lee in Winston
Salem, June 22-23, and was attend
ed by veterinarians from all sec
tions of North Carolina.
City Bays Hydrants, Defers Action
On Privilege License Schedule
The City board of commission
ers awarded contract for a num
ber of hydrants arid related
equipment to Grinnell Company
at $2,485, less two percent dis
count for ten-day payment, on
low bid Monday night.
Only other bidder was Tidewa
ter Supply Company.
The board also deferred for '
further study, with probable ac- 1
tlon at a special meeting Friday,
adoption of the 1954-55 privilege
license ordinance. City Attorney
J. K. Davis, absent to attend
another meeting, Commissioner
J. H. Patterson, and City Clerk
Joe Hendrlck were named as a
committee to make recommenda
tions on tightening provisions
governing peddling, after J. H.
Lewis, Merchants Association
president, had made suggestions
concerning several sections of the
ordinance. Question of legality of
phrasing and taxing arose, and
the city clerk noted an ordinance
now on the city books prevents
order-takers from accepting de
posits- prior to delivery of mer
fti another action, the board
voted to suspend pay of Mrs.'Sbi
clalr Bridges as keeper of the
City lake, effective June 30.
Commissioner J. H. Patterson and
M?yor Glee A. Bridges uld bud
from sale of fishing permits. The
board action provided that Mrs.
Bridge* be offered continued fnfe
rcTit.il if ?he.vtfhhed to continue
Y". -jsJtt j v>," "ff"' . i
to handle details of city lake fish
The board further:
1) Adopted a technical ordi
nance permitting spending again
st the 1954-55 budget during the
final week of the current year.
2) Authorized seeking of bids
for a half-ton and threequirter
ton truck, both to be equipped
with defrosters and heaters, one
for the public works department,
and the larger truck for equip
plAg with a hole-digging appara
tus for the electrical department.
3) Received as information an
acknowledgement of the city's re
quest for widening Nprth Rail
road avtoiiue from L. E. King,
Southern Railway superintendent
at Greenville, S. C.
4) Voted to sell a parcel of
?crap materials to a Gastonla
dealer for $100, which Mayor
Glee Bridges said was the high
5) Ruled churches are not re
quired to pay building permit
fees for building of parsonages.
6) Voted to send.E. C. Nichol
son to a city planning institute at
Chapel Hill. July 12-16, with Joe
Kendrlck as alternate.
t) Voted to install a traffic
signal at the corner of Cherokee
and Gold streets.
8) Voted tatalUtlon of a
street light on Katharine street,
near the W. B. Simpson residence,
but deferred for coet estimate
suggestion of Commissioner Phil
lips to Install a street light In the
area near the residence of Jake
All member* of the board were
fNWMSt and all decisions were
TO PRACTICE HERE? Dr. James
| M. Lane, native of CSaffmy, S. C..
will become associated with Dr.
Paul E. Hendricks, Kings Moun
tain physician, in the general
practice of medicine on July 1.
Officers of Kings Mountain
Lions club tor 1954-55 were for
mally installed Tuesday night
by D. R. Mauney, of Cherryville,
past district governor.
Mr. Mauney charged the offi
cers with their particular duties,
praised the club for its long rec
ord of service, and told the mem
bers of the Club It is their duty
to cooperate in forthcoming ac
tivities of the club.
Jacob Cooper, incoming (presi
dent, commended Retiring Pres
ident Ollle Harris and the other
officers and directors for their
work during 1953-54 and said, "I
want all of us to show the en
thusiasm and interest to make
our club go forward on the base
that has been built."
Other officers are: Dr. Nathan
H. Reed, George Thomasson, and
Martin Harmon, vice-presidents;
Hubert Davidson, secretary; John
H. Lewis, treasurer; J. W- Web
ster, Lion Tamer, David L.
Saunders, Tail Twister, and Sam
Staiiings, assistant Tail Twister;
Jim Rollins, Edwin Moore and
Gene Timras, director?; and
Charlie Moss, Clyde Whetstlne,
and Leonard Smith, holdover di
. Prior to the installation, Joe
Hendrick, retiring treasurer,
Continued On Page Eight
Up By $45,000
Over Last Year
The clfv board of commission
ers Monday night tentatively
adopted a $'172,431 budget for the
fiscal year beginning July 1, an
Increase of $45,128.50 over the
budget finally adopted for fiscal
The board also set permanent
ly the 1954-55 tax rate at $1.70 per
$100 valuation, which had previ
ously been adopted tentatively.
Estimates ot expenditures for
the coming year are increased in
almost all departments. The only
declines anticipated are in the
cemetery department, off $350,
and In estimated expenditures for
equipment known as capital out
lay, set at $20,562, qff about $13,
000 from last year.
While administrative costs, at
$16,229, are estimated to increase
ionly slightly, the commissioners
'? expect to spend $10,000 more on
streets than last year, or a total
oj $61,500. The board estimates
the sanitary department opera
tlon will require $20,500, up
$3,000, and anticipates spending
$51,764 for water and sewer ser
vice, up $5,000.
Police protection is expected to
cost the city $12,000 uiore than
was estimated for 1953 54, or $48,
414, and fire protection, at $17,
070 is estimated to cost $2,000
General department expendi
tures at $53,477 are up $8,000
from last year's estimate, while
light and power department ex
penditures are estimated to re
quire $113,390, up $11,000.
Debt service costs will be $58,
750, an Increase of $16,350.
Estimates of anticipated reve
nue show that a major portion of
the Increase Is expected to accrue
from Increased ad valorem taxes.
The commissioners expect to re
ceive $150,000 from this source,
compared to the $112,000 actually
collected thus far in 1953-54, and
1 also anticipate slightly more in
come from old taxes, at $5,000 up
$3,000 from last year's estimate.
The board anticipates an in
crease in utilities receipts of $10,
000, for a total of $240,000, and an
Increase of $1,000 to $27,000 from
the state's Powell Bill street aid.
The board cut its estimate of re.
ceipts from sale of auto tags to
$1,000, off $100, and cut Its esti
mate of receipts from privilege
license salefe by $500 to $5,000.
Among other major revenue
Items anticipated are: sale of
cemetery lots, $3,000; Intangible
tax refund from North Carolina,
$4,200; parking meter receipts,
$7,000; franchise taxes from
North Carolina, $3,200, and park'
ing space rentals, $75. Court costs
again are expected to return $6,
500 to the city treasury.
The board thinks it will rbceive
only $2,500 from street-paving as.
sessments, exactly half Its guess
for the past year.
The North Carolina Utilities
commission is hearing currently
a plea of Southern Bell Telephone
& Telegraph Company for a $1.
778,000 rate increase In North
The caste is a continuation of an
original Bell request for a $3,
426,000 increase in rates, of which
the commission allowed $1,648,000
effective April 1953.
The original commission deci
sion was appealed, both by the
North Carolina attorney general
on behalf of the citizens of North
Carolina, and by Southern Bell.
After a series of travels through
Superior Court, the North Caro
lina Supreme Court remanded
the Bell appeal to the Utilities
Floyd Farris, of Shelby, Bell
manager for thte Shelby and
Kings Mountain exchanges, said
he could not guess what effect, 11
any, a favorable decision would
have on Kings Mountain ex
change rates, Mr. Farris said the
rate schedule Is worked out by
the Utilities commission aftter
consultation with Southern Bell.
If the Increase is granted, the
monthly rental rates could be
raised, and tntra-state toll char
ges raised, or Increases could ap
ply to some exchanges and ex
Chief Hugh A. Logan, Jr., is
attending the annual conven
tion of the North and South
Carolina Law Enforcement As
sociation at Greenville, 9- G?.
!?;tfcls week. .