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Kings Mountain's RELIABLE Newspaper
YOL 64 NO. 28
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Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, July 15, 1954
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Brick Firm Plans
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TO HIGH POINT \
J. K. Blanton, manager of
Sterchl's, joined Carolinas Ster
chl managers in High Point
Wednesday for a look-see at
the offerings of furniture man
ufacturers at the annual mid
summer High Point furniture
market . .
TO HEAR BEARD
J. W. Beard, book salesman
and former professional base
ball player of Anderson, S. C.,
will address members of the
Kings Mountain Kiwanis club
at the Thursday night meet
ing, Masonic Dining Hall, at
?:45. Mr. Beard will present a
humorous address on a pro
gram arranged by Rev. W. L.
PONY* LEAGUE ALL-STARS
Directors of the Kyigs Moun
tain Lions club voted Tuesday
night to underwrite up to $30
of possible expenses of Keith."
-Layton and Johnhy McGinnis
in 'their participation in Pony
League All-Star competition.
State eliminations are now be
ginning. Layton and McGin
nis were chosen af tor playing
with the Kings Mountain Rec
reation entry in the Area lea
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A faip ily reunion and (birth
day dinner for Mrs.*MaudiIMan
Camp MeCarter will be held
Sunday at the old J. -A. Camp
homeslte near Cleveland Coun
ty Fairgrounds, It was an
nounced Monday. A - picnic '
lunch will be served at 1 o'
clock, and all relatives are in
vited to attend.
W. Earle Myers, son of Mr*
and Mrs. O. W. Myers, was in
ducted Into the .armed services
from Silver Springs, Md., Selec
tive Service board Tuesday.
Mrs. Earle Myers, who holds a
position in Washington, D. C.
will continue to reside in Sil
ver Springs, Md. Mr.. Myers has
held a position as physicist
with Reed Research Labora
tories, Washington. V
30 TAKE EXAM
Thirty Kings Mountain area
citizens underwent the civil
service examination for rural
?carrier at the Kings Mountain
ppstoffice held at Wray Junior
high school, Gastonia, last
Saturday morning. The exam
nation was conducted to es
tablish a list of ellgibles for
appointment as Route l ru
ral currier at Kings Mountain
post office. Harold Glass, fill
ing the position on temporary
appointment, was among the ?
30 taking the exam. Results
have not yet been announced.
Dellinger's Jewel Shop has
motfed. into temporary quarters
in the Davis building next door
to their regular quartet*,'. > ; \
Mrs. Kenneth Pellinger said the
temporary change will enable the
ownter of their present building
to Install a new concrete flooi,
overlaid with asphalt tile, and
other improvements to the build
The temporary location of the
jewelry firm Is the building most
recently occupied by Caveny Ap
pliance Company, fy.
"We invite our patrons to visit
us in our temporary location un
til we can get back Home," Mrs.
Reported By Police
An attempted break-in cf
Amos * Son Dry Good Store dur
ing the night of Juty 8-9 was i*>
ported by police last Friday.
?; jW?UitfT% to the report,
would-be burg left, in sn i
to fain entry to the I
several holes In the
W*U and also feoka a
In the back of the stow
Bennett To Make
Bennett Brick & Tile Company
is beginning construction ol a
new plant to manufacture shale
brick with a maximum capacity
of 30,000 brlck-per-day, twice the
capacity of the present plant ior
making clay brick. '
Announcement of the new con
struction, a $120,000 expansion of
the enterprise, was made this
week by C. T? Bennett, owner, al
so a Kings Mountain construction
J. J. Brown, engineer for Swin
dell-Dressier Corporation, of Day.
ton, Ohio, was here this week
planning the new plant
Tentative plans, Mr. Bennett
said, call for construction of a
"turned-kilfi" type plant, to be
housed completely under one roof
in a building 40 feet by 287 feet.
Mr. Bennett said the present
kilns, which turn out about 15,
000 clay brick daily, would be
leveled with a bull-dozer, with
the new plant to replace all pre
The new brick-making plant
will be designed to use oil as a
fuel, but will be convertible for
use of natural gas, he added.
Mr. Bennett said the new plant
will put his firm in position to
manufacture "the best brick a
vailable". Shale brick are manu
factured from pulverized rock,
he added, and are better quality
than clay brick. He said the new
plant will enable his frim to offer
either face or common brick of
almost any desired color, gun me
t&l, red, purple, Wyandotte blue,
and others. v
The new plant should be In ope-;
ration in about 90 days, Mr. Ben
Radio Station WKMT, Kings
Mountain, expects to double its
power to 1,000. watts this week
end, following approval last week
ol the request by the Federal
John Greene, manager of the
station, said thfe Increase of pow
er would mean the Kings Moun
tain station will have the most
powerful station in live counties,
Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln
counties of 'North Carolina, an<r
York and Cherokee counties in
Principal advantage of' the
change, Mr. Greenfe continued, Is
in widening the radius of cover
age of the Kings Mountain sta
tion. He added that the station
was built with 1,000-watt equip
ment and that mechanical ar
rangements for the changeover
can be accomplished in a 34-hour
Station WKMT, which opened
on March IT, 1953, Is operated by
a partnership including Mr.
Greene and R. H. Whiteside, Rock
Hill auto dealer, under the trade
name Southern Radiocasting
Company. The firm is building a
1,000-watt station in Durham,
WSRC, currently scheduled to
take the air on October 15.
Southern Radiocasting Com
pany also owns and operates the
station at Newton, but is discuss
ing sale of this*stadon to a newly
organized concern in Newton, Just
Incorporated by Earl Holder and
Muriel Delllnger, two Newton
men. TWe transaction has not
been" completed, Mr. Greene said,
and, if completed, would require
Reward Is Offered
For Shaft Jammer
The city is offering a $50 re
ward for information leading to
the arrest and conviction of a
vandal or vandals who jammed
tMft Old Gold Mine shaft with de
, The city decided to pump water
from the shaft to up its city lake
supply last week, only to find the
shaft filled with a long poplar
pole, rocks, and other debris,
dumped In the shaft only after a
heavy wood beam, carrying 40
penny nalla, was removed. This
fed the board to belletre the act
was. Intentional and not a child's
prank. Mayor Glee A. Bridges
He also reported the city paid
a well-digger 1160 to remove the
debris and had other expense*
bringing the total to *300 before
the shaft puWjt ? i* il.
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Bv School Board
* City school trustees, In special
session Tuesday at 4 p. m., elected
seven new faculty member*, leav
ing four vacancies to be filled
prior to opening of school on Au
The board elected:
Douglas W. Swlnk, of Wilson,
as high school English teacher
M-ss Katherine Louise Kiser,
of route three, as fifth grade tea
cher at West Elementary school.
Miss Elizabeth Ann Goode, of
Cliffside, as piano teacher.
Mrs. Tommy Owens, of Kings
Mountain, as piano teacher.
Mrs. Betty Roberts Gambia, ot
Shelby and Boone, as high school
vocational home economics tea
John. Gamble, of Miami, Fla.,
and Boone, as eighth grade teach
er and assistant coach.
The board, at the regular June
meeting, elected Miss Mary Bess
"Plyler, of Great Falls, S. C.,.as a
second grade teacher at Central
Miss Kiser is the daughter of
;A. S. (Gus) Kiser and the late
Mrs. Kiser. She taught in the
Huntersville schools ior the past
Mrs. Gamble, wife of the newj
coach, taught at Bethware last
On Wednesday, Supt. Barnes
said he needed two first grade
teachers, one second grade teach
er, and one fourth grade teacher
to complete the faculty.
The meeting was held at the I
office of Dr. P. G. Padgett and
all metnbers were present except
Mrs. H. E. Lynch.
Hubert Carlisle, Kings Moun
tain photographer for the past
four years, announced this week
the purchase of Hord Studio, of
Shelby, and said he would occupy
the Hard Studio quarters in Shel
by on Monday. -
Mr. Carlisle noted he would
stilt be in position to serve Kings
Mountain area patrons, either at
the r.aw studio location at 314 S.
Lafayette street, Shelby, or on
scene assignment work for wed
dings, anniversaries and other oc
Tim Hord, Kings Mountain
citizen and long-time Shelby
photographer, expects to open a
new studio in Charlotte.
Mr. Carlisle said he would con
tinue to operate under his present
trade name, Carlisle Studio.
The transaction, concluded last
weekend, involves the major por
tion of the physical equipment
and supplies of Hord Studio, Mr.
Carlisle Studio has occupied
space In the Morrison Building,
over B & B Restaurant.
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Diane 29 Drive-In
The completion of new cine
mascope screen at Diane 2D
Drive-In Theatre was announced
this week *>y F. B. Grigg, owner
and manager of the theatre.
.'According to Mr. Grigg, the
new Screen, 87 feet wide and 62
feet high, is the biggest of this
type in the two Carollnas.
"Hell and High Water," the
first cinemascope film to be
shown on the screen opened at
the Diane 29 Wednesday night.
Rep. Falls Ma; Introduce Bill
To Change Commissionei Voting
j^|jPTeveland Representativte B. T,
Falls, Jr., now plans to Introduce
a vi.M In the 1955 General Assem
i bly to change the method o f vot
ing for Cleveland county commis
sioners in the Democratic pri
riiraiitotrict to courtty-v
Quoted by thte Shelby Dally
Star Tuesday as definitely plan
ning to Introduce legislation to
change the voting set-up, Rep.
Falls told the Herald Wednesday
^m-jhb toould be subtest
to change if sentiment switched
Heavily In favor of the arrange
ment of nomination in vogue
Under the present arrange
ment, Democrats vote for com
missioners by dlsti icta each vot
er 'casting a vote for only one
commissioner. The act also speci
fies that commissioners must live
In the district they represent,
which Rep. Falls does not pro
post- to change.
Asked to coipment on a talked
about change, whereby Demo
crate would nominate a chairman
and vice chairman of the county
?oard oh county wl4e bub and
leave the nominating arrange
ment on (he ffVe district commis
sioners unchanged. Rep. Falla
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said he had not heard the propo- 1
sal discussed but would consider j
The county board of commis
sioners has not taken any formal
action concerning the nomination
method, though County Commis
sioner Hazel B. Bumgardner said
it had been mentioned Informal
ly among Individual members of
the board. Mr. Bumgardner Indi
cated be prefers the present dis
trict basis of nomination.
State Sfenator Robert Morgan
told the Herald several weeks a
go, when the proposal for the
change was advanced editorially
by the Cleveland Times, that he
had heard considerable comment
in favor of the change, but had
come to no definite conclusions
concerning It }
Rep. Falls was quoted as say
"I have no objection to candi
dates running by districts," said
ttr. Palls, "but I do feel that all
of the people of the county ought
to bnv* a right to pass on them."
"t haw received numerous com
plaints about our present method
of choosing county commissioners
and I think it ought to be chang
City Plans Paving
Of Business Alley
City Hqll Changing
Thfe Board of Commissioners
has authorized a change, effec
tive Monday, in the daily sche
dule of the City Hall business
On plea by the city clerk that
some customers are tearly-birds,
the board voted to open the of
fice daily from 8 a. m. to'4:30
p. m., rather, than from 8:30 a.
m. to 5 p. m. Saturday hours
will be 8:30 a. m. to noon.
In the discussion on the
change, Commissioner Harold
Phillips suggested 4liat the of
fice force stagger their person
al schedules in order to main
tain loriger office hours, but
. City Clerk Joe Ilendrtek ob
jected, saying shortage of help
at any hour caused jam-ups and
slow service to patrons,
Program of events for the
Third annual Summer Festival of
the rJorth Carolina Federation of
Woman's Clubs, scheduled for
Brevard College AugUst 1-7, was
announced yesterday by Mrs. Au
brey Mauney, of Kings Mountain,
secretary of the organization, and
registrar for the festival.
The festival will open on Sun
day evtening, August 1, with a ves
pers program led by Rev. Robert
H. Stamey, president, of Brevard
Mornings will be dovoted to
skill shop work, featuring crea*
tive writing, directed by Mrs. T.
E. Stimmerow, Jr., Gastonia; mu
sic, directed by Bruce Ljvettgood,
lieail of the Brevard college mu
sic department: play production,
directed by Miss Suzanne Kra
mer, of- Hickory, in charge of cos
tumes for "Unto These Hills";
and arts and crafts, to be directed
by Mrs. Callie O. Braswtll,.
Greensboro, and Mrs. Arthur
Smith and Mrs. Kathleen Smith,
both of Winston-Salem.
"Afternoon and evening events
will include an address on the
new Raleigh Art Gallery by Dr.
Robert L. Humber, of Grefen
ville, a tentative visit to Transyl
vania Music Camp, an art exhibi- ;
tion of water coiors t>y Douglas
Grant, of Asheville, a tour of
Ecusta Paper Company plant, a
picnic at Huckleberry Mountain
workshop, and a sidewalk exhibit
of festival arts and crafts.
The festival attendants will be
guests on August 3 of the Flat
Rock Players j?t "Travellers Joy",
to be followed by an informal re
ception by the Hendersonville Wo
Federation members planning
to attend the festival should in
form Mrs. Mauney. Registration
fee is $35.
Sunday night's union service
for five city church congrega
tions will be . held at First
Presbv^erian church with Rev.
P. L. \>hore, Jr., pastor of Cen
tarl Methodist church, to deli
ver the message at 8 o'clock.
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On Two Tracks
The city board of commission
ers conducted a mass of routine
business at a special meeting
Monday night, which included ap
proval of pavlnp petitions for
Kdgemnnt Drive and for tho al
ley, from Mountain street to the
MOrrison property line, in the
Under the action on the "back
alley" paving, an lS fopt strip will
be paved from Mountain to Gold
street, if Dr. D. M. Morrison fur
The board authorized purchase
of two trucks on low bids as fol
lows: Half-ton truck from Smith
Chevrolet Company, Gastoqia, at
?$1,178.28 for the public works de
partment, and a three-quarter ton
truck from Marlowe's, Inc., for
the electrical department at $1,
391.41 The Smith and Marlowt
bids ran one-two on each item.
Other bidders included Crawley
Chevrolet Co mpany, Shelby,
i'lonk Motor Company, Cherry
Motors, Cherryville. and Henry
The board let contract, on low
bid, to Gilbert Construction Com
pany, Statesville, for re-routing
the city's raw water line on York
Road at $9,275. Engineering fees
will up the total, to be reimbursed
the city by the State Highway
& Public Works commission, to
On statement by Mayor Glee A
Bridges that W. A. Williams
would furnish rjght-of way free,
the board approved construction
of a power line and two-inch wa?
ter -line from Edgemont Drive to
tnFWgjiyfo' stofmminj; poof pfoper
It approved installation of a
fire hydrant at Parker and Wat
terson streets, on requbst of the
bo$rd of school trustees, but de
ferred action on a school board
request to improve the Parker
street approach to the new ele
In other actions the board:
1) Approved transfer of $1,000
from the water and sewer depart*
ment fund to the sanitary depart
ment/fund. City Clerk Joe Hen
drick explained the mosquito
spraying program was over-run
2) Voted to incorporate into
the cit>r limits the portion of the
Negro swimming pool tract not
now in the city limits.
3) Authorized payment to W. K.
Dickson, engineer, $1,861.93, part
of the engineering fee on the Da
vidson Creek dam project.
4) Authorized payment of state
ment from Bowen & Hubbard of
$4,795 for grading of the BurMil
swimming pool site, the amount
to be chargeable , to recreation
bond issue expenditures.
5) Voted to raise thfe pay of
Laymon Cornwell, Negro police
man, to $204, starting pay on the
police department scale. The re
solution also provided that Corn
well redetve regular longevity in
6) Voted to increase the pay
of Harry (Drtch) Wilson to $140
semi-monthly. Wilson had been
passed over in the original action
giving slight pay increases to sa
laried personnel last wefek.
Mayor Bridges' advanced a pro
blem on taxing of income proper
ty of organizations not subject
to tax on property directly used.
He said it had been mentioned by
ohe organization, but he did not
Identify It. Attorney J. E, Davis
said such property is subject to
municipal property taxes.
Mr. Davis also told the board
he would have summons Issued
to Paul Mauney in connection,
with the city's condemnation pro
ceedings In which It seeks to ob
tain 2.56 acres of the Mauney
property on thfe Gastonla high
way. for use in expanding the Mc
0111 seWage disposal tank.
An members were present ex
cept Commissioner W. G. Gran
Miss Shirley Arthur, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. *H. Arth- j
ur, will leape Sunday for
Jacksonville, Fla., where she
has accepted a position with
the Jacksonville Welfare De
partment. Miss Arthur was .
graduated from Duke Univer
sity In June. Mrs. Arthur will
accompany her to Florida.
Bell In Jenkins
Reid Bell was absolved of the
death of Roy Fletcher Jenkins,
28, after a six-man coronor's jury
heard nearl" three hours of con
flicting tesbmony at an Inquest
I conducted Monday af ternoon be
fore an overflowing courtroom at
The jury, after ten minutes' de
liberation, was unanimous in its
decision that Jenkins came to his
death from a fractured skull sus
tained in an accident on July 4,
when his motorcycle went out of
control near Iluffstetler's Store
on Cherryville road. The jury
said: "We find insufficient evi
dence that the accident was eaus- i
I ed by another person, or persons."
Members of the jury were
George W, M&uney. foreman. L.
|E. Abbott, F. R. McCurdy, Yates
i Harbison, George VV. Allen, and
i Harold Coggins.
Jenkins was allcdged to have
lost control of his motorcycle as
?a result of a left (urp made by
I Bell in front of Jenkin's approach
ling motorcycle. Bell,, driving a
j 1933 Ford, had l>cen traveling
north on Cherryville Highway. j
Witnesses David WhetStine, Lo
us Arrowood, and Ruth Huff
jsletler testified that the accident
jwas the result of the Bell car
[making a left turn in front of the j
motorcycle. The three witnesses
[also stated that they did not see
[a signal given by the driver of
thfe Ford before making the turn.
Leonard Bcattie testified that
I the accident resulted when Jen- j
kins swerved his motorcycle to
avoid hitting a dog in the road.
Beattie also said that Bell had
come to If stop In the driveway
befote Jenkins swerved his mo
Barbara Yarborough, 12, Nldia
Smith, of Burlington, Eddie Yar
borough, 17, and H. N; Yar
borough, of Burlington, testified
that there was a black dog at the
scene of the accident. > '
William Carpenter, of thb Oak '
Grove community, testified that
he saw Beirs car turn into
Wright's driveway before the mo
torcycle wrecked, and also stated j
that a black dog was at the scene j
of the accident.
Gltenn Harrelson, owner of the
dog, and Mrs. Earl Fite, testified
that the dog was lying In front
of Barrett's Store when the acci
Reld Bell, driver of the Ford
involved, testified the motorcycle
was approximately 200 feet dis
tant when he made the turn into
the Wright driveway. Bell also
said that before turning he gave
a light signal, but not a hand sig
Mrs. Reld Bell stated that she j
was looking Into her pocketbook 1
and that she had her ffcet on the
ground In the driveway before j
she saw the motorcycle.
Investigating Officers, State
Highway Patrolmen D. L. Owens,
and C. D. Fortune testified on
the skid marks left by the motor
cycle and said that witnesses were
questioned by each at the scene
of the accident. Fortune added
to his testimony that Leonard
Beat tie stated on July 4 that he
did not see the accident occur.
Ray J. Cobb, of Gaffntey, S. C.,
was the attorney for the Jenkins
family. Jack White was the de
fense attorney for Reld Bell.
Reach $2,644 Total
City Clerk Joe Hendrick re
ported Wednesday that city busi
ness and industrial firms and out
of-eity firms doing business in
Kings Mountain have purchased
1954-55 privilege licenses totaling
In the budget estimate for the
year, the city anticipated It would
receive $5,800 from this source.
Deadline for purchase of the
licenses without penalty is July
31. Penalty of five percent per
month applies thereafter.
The King* Mountain Merchants
association will hold its annual
employer-employ ete barbecue at
Lake Montonla next Wednesday,
with swimming, horseshoe pitch
ing competition and a barbecue
supper on the program of enter
t Yates . Harbison and Hilton
Ruth are In ehargb of arrange
ments ot the annual outing.
Supper will be served by Red
Bridges at 7 o'clock, with tickets
now on pie at $1.50 per person.
In announcing arrangements
tor the event, Mr. Harbison said
the horseshote pitching contests
would be conducted before sup
per. He said the games would be
"double*" contests, and he Invited
teams to register In advance with
Tickets art1 obtainable from any
"We expect a large crowd," Mr.
Harbison said, "and we should
have one. The event is one of the
outstanding ones in the associa
tion each year. The company will
be fine, the entertainment fun,
and the food good."
Swimming privileges at Lake
Montonla will be available to all
merchants and employees throu
ghout the afternoon, he added.
Drama Cast Points
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T o Season Opening
Schools To Open
Doors On August 31
Kings Mountain city schools
will open for the fall term on
Tuesday. August 31.
The announcement was made
by Superintendent B. N. Barn
es at a special meeting of the
board of school trustees on
A general teachers meeting
j has been scheduled for Au
| gust 30.
Park-Grace school will also j
I open on August 31. That coun
I ty elementary unit has opera
ted on the same schedule as
; city schools lot many years.
Aiea Man Sought
For Draft Post
j A committee of county officials i
I is seeking a group of Kings Moun.
I tain area citizens qualified and
| willing to servo on the five man
icounty selective service board..
The search for a new member
| results in the resignation of Ja
|mes (Stumpy) Houser, who has J
served o? the board for the past j
I several months.
The committee charged with
obtaining a list to recommend for i
appointment by the North Caro- 1
lina Director of Selective Service
includes K. A. Houser, clerk of
court, J. W. Osborne, chairman
of the county elections board, and
J. H. Grigg, superintendent of |
j Mr. Houser said the committee
setks a Kings Mountain area
group of several men, any one of
whom would qualify for the posi
tion, and any one of whom would
| be willing to accept appointment
j to the non-paying position.
I In the past, Mr. Houser noted,
' the committee has sought persons
over 35 years of age, preferably :
veterans. He said the committee
has not met and, thus far, has ,
no listings on what it considers:
an eligible list.
Here 32.73 Miles
The city has filed its annual Po
well Bill street report with the
State Highway & Public Works
commission, listing 32.73 miles of
City Clerk Joe Hendrick said
the report shows the City' owns
4.63 milps of unsurf aced
11.13 miles of gravel-type
16.97 mites of hard - surface
The city maintained street mile
age, plus the city's population,
determines its share of funds ap
propriated to the cities by the
General Assembly from the gas
Last year, the city received
frortl this source $28,652.04. Bud
get anticipation for the coming
year is only $27,000, but Mr. Hen
drick said it is hoped the added
mileage from the Stowe develop
ment, and other streets opened
by the city, will up the total over
last year. '
The Powell Bijl refund is. cus
tomarily paid to the municipali
ties in October. The funds are re
stricted In use to street work and
related functions, such as curb
ing, hard-surfacing, and mainten
City firemen extinguished a
grass fire at the chicken farm
of George Houser Sunday aft
ernoon at 2:30 p. m. No dama
ges were reported by firemen
Only Week Away
The 90-member cast of "Sword
of Gideon" has stepped up its
work pace for the opening Thurs
day, July 22, of the historical bat
tle drama for its. fourth season.
Dress rehearsals have been
scheduled for each night begin?
ning Monday by Director Bill
Trot man and a record attendance
for opening night is anticipated
by officers of the Kings Moun
tain Little Theatre, Inc.4 sponsor
of the drama.
Tickets are on sale at the Little
Theatre office on E. King street
at 00 cents for children, $1.20 for
general admission, and $2 lor re
served seats. ...
Officials reported arrival of tho
organ for the month long week
tend presentation, and have an
nounced that costumes will be
"Sword of Gideon" Is .the four
th of the Carolinas outdoor dra
mas a"nd the last one to open. It
?will be staged on. Thursday, Fri
day, and Saturday evenings at
Kings Mountain National Mili
tary Park amphitheatre. Florette
Henri, the New York author, has
edited the script for the pew sea
son. . : ?
Lead roles in the forthcoming
production, which commemorates
the victory of the mountain men,
October 7, 1780, in the struggle to
throw off tho yoke of British op
pression, are taken by Miss Susan
Moss, as Sally, Charles Hales, of
Warsaw, as Reece McDerrnott,
Charles Loveland, of Shelby, as
Col. Patrick Ferguson, the famed
British commander, and Patsy
Curley, of Dallas, as Alice, the
unfaithful fiancee of McDerrnott.
Dr. Phillip G. Padgett again will
play the role of Billy Rover, the
leading comedy role, and Mrs.
Padgett, formerly cast as Widow
Smith, will take the part of Vir
ginia, Ferguson's mistress.
"Sword of Gideon" is the only
outdoor drama being presented in
a national park.
Two Named To Jobs
In Blood Program
Grady K. Howard and Mrs. E.
W. Griffin have accepted posi
tions with . the Kings Mountain
Red Cross chapter blood service
program, Dr. P. G. Padgett, chair
man, announced yesterday.
Mr. Howard, manager oi Kings
Mountain hospital, has accepted
the position as recruitment chair
man and Mrs. Griffin the publici
Dr. Padgett also announced
that a visit of the Charlotte Re-'
gional Blood Center mobile blood
collecting unit has been scheduled
for Bethware school on Monday,
Can Forget Tabs
Citlxens who received park*
Ing tickets on Wednesday af
ternoon July 7. will have their
tickets voided, or, if they hare
paid the dollar fine, will have
, it refunded.
The board of commissioners
ordered the action Monday
nighc. Since July 7 was not a
halfholiday. Chief Hugh A. Lo
gan, Jr., had ordered the park
ing meters checked a3 usual.
The board members expressed
the opinion that many people
had not realized the one-day
schedule change. The ruling
affects IS tickets.
It was one of several matters
discussed by the board relat
ing to parking including pos
sible addition of parking me
ters In the area of Central -
Methodist and First Baptist
churches. Chief Logan was in
structed to discuss the matter
with officials of the two chur
chos and to report at the Au
Another matter discussed
without action was prohibition
of parking on the west side Of
W. Mountain street from Rail
road avenue to City street.
Chief Logan suggests J the a
tea Is the most dangerous traf
fic point in the business sec
' The board also authorized
installation of a center-of- ,
street island and stop sign on
; li. Piedmont avenue at Gold