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Thursday, August 12, 1954
SPEAKERS IN YOUTH. REVIVAL ? Three college
students will lead a youth mtval at First Baptist
church beginning Sunday. Tommy Funderburke,
left, of Ashboro, a graduate of Mars Bill college
and a Wake Purest ministerial student will con
duct the week's series. Charles Story, center, of
Graham, a student at Fuman University, and Pal
* wmmmm if
mer Mills, right, of Jacksonville, Flcu a student
at Wake Forest, will present the music.
Prayer service will start each evening at 7:30.
song service at 7:45, and preaching at 8 o'clock.
Sunday will also be Homecoming Sunday ?t the
Contributions to the annual
fund campaign tor tne Ameri
can Canocr Society in the
Kings Mountain area totaled
$659.79 this week.. The Junior
Woman's club sponsored the
annual drive. Goal of the cam
paign was |800.
CAKE SALE ,
Members of the Junior Wo
man's club will conduct a cake
sale at C. E. War lick Insurance
Agency Saturday, Aug. 14, be
ginning at 9:30, according, to
announcement by Mrs. .Fur
man Wilson, publicity chair
man.' I y.i ?. i V-. '
COURT OF HONOR
.? . .. Regular -Court of Honor, for
the Kings Mountain Boy Scout
district will convene at City
Hall courtroom at 7:-?5 Thurs
day evening. A Scouter Round
table will follow the Court of
Hazel B. Bumgardner was re
ported Improving this week
following a heart attack suf
fered on August 2. Under ord
ers of his physician he is to re
main in bed nix weeks and is
to have no visitors.
? WABE REUNION
The Ware Reunion wilj be
held this year at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Joe G. Hicks at
Old Fort, N. C. The date for the
aocaslon is Sunday, August
29. All the relatives and friends
are cordially invited to. attend.
Dr. L. T. Anderson, Kings
- Mountain chiropractor, has an
nounced that his office will be
-closed August 16-21 while he is
?on vacation. He Is to resume
.his practice on August 23.
Felix E. Hamrlck, of Boiling
^Springs, will give a program of
-humorous readings at the reg
ular meeting of the Kings
/^fountain Kiwanis club Thurs
day night at 6:45 at Masonic
Mall. ?/ - .'^4.
Net receipts from the city's
, parking mtoers ?. tor the vniak
ending Wednesday at noon
were $218.38, Miss Grace Car
penter of the city clerk's office
Sunday night's union
?vice for five city church con
: gregatlons will be held at First
Presbyterian church with Rev.
Douglas Fritz, pastor of Resur
tecuonsLutheran church, to de
liver til* message at 8 o'clock.
Rev. E. W. Fox, pastor of Cen
tral Methodist church from
lm-afc VUf nil the pulpit at
the Central' church Sunday
morning for 11 o'clock services,
according to announcement by
Rev- Pbll atoifc
1ft A .si? ? ??
Drama Will End
For Final Series
Kings Mountain Little Theatre
rings down the curtain on the
1964 season of "The Sword ol
Gideon" with three performances
this weekend beginning Thursday
Record seasonal crowds are an
ticipated by Littfe Theatre offi
cials for the final series of per
formances, they report, since last
Saturday night's performance, a
sellout attracted the. . season's
top crowd, and in view of a hea
vier advance sale of tickets for
the Thursday, Friday, and Satur
Decision has been reached not
to holdover past the scheduled
August 12 closing.
Two large groups ? one from
Casar high school and a States
vllle Sunday School class ? are
planning to attend this weekend,
the Little Theatre businesu office
Mrs. P. G. Padgett, publicist,
suggested that Kings Mountain
citizens make reservations for the
final trio/Of showings, in view of
ticket demand, or plan to arrive
at Kings Mountain National Mili
tary park amphitheatre well in
advance of th^8:15 opening hour.
Mrs. Padgett also reported that
Miriam Stevenson, the South Car.
ollna beauty chosen "Miss Uni
verse" was not able to accept an
invitation to attend, being requir
ed to return to Hollywood, Calif.,
for film work.
Following the dose Saturday
night, Director Bill Trotman
leaves for Cherokee, where he
will play a role in "Unto These
Hills" for the remainder of the
Saturday's performance , will
mark completion of the fourth
consecutive season for an out
door battle drama, presented by
the Kings Mountain Little Thea
tre commemorating the Battle of
. ' TO MOfE'
Mr. and Mrs. John Charles
and family are to move Mon
day to Taylorsville where
Coach Charles has accepted a
position as high school head
coach. An all-conference tall
back. at Lenoir Rhyne College,
Mr. Charles has been In King*
Mountain high school for the
past two yean.
OPTOMETRIST ? Dr. Blcdw M.
McWhirter. of Shslby, announces
the opening of offices here on
Monday for the practice ol op
To Open Practice
. Dr. Blake Mills McWhirter, op
tometrist, of Shelby, has assum
ed the practice in Kings Moun
tain of Dr. D. M. Morrison, ac
cording to Joint announcement.
The new optometrist will be lo
cated ?n thb Morrison Building
in the office used by Dr. Morri
son and will begin his full time
IjjjraCtice on Monday.
A March graduate of the Sou
thern School ol Optometry, Mem
phis, l%nn., he is beginning his
first practice. v
Dr. McWhirter, 29 and single,
is a native of Shelby, son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. L. McWhirtter. He
[was graduated from Shelby high
school and is a veteran of five
and one-half years service In the
U. S. Navy during World War II
and the Korean fighting.
Center Is Closed ?
The summer recreation center
operated at Central gymnasium
by the city parks and recreation
commission was closed Wednes
John Charles, supervisor of the
center, reported yesterday that
participation at the gymnasium
was "better than last summer".
The center was opened for the
summer shortly after the closing
of city school*.
BIO Steelworkers Seek To Fono
Local II Fo file Mineral Company
The United Steelworkers of A
merlea, a CIO *1 filiate, la seeking
to organize 4 local at Poote Min
Names of persona or Employees
promoting the union on?ani7-a
tlon have not yet been obtaina
ble by the Herald, and J An Cas
tle, Foote manager, said no per
son had indicated to him who
the chirr organizer might fa*
"We usually are last to hear
about those things," Mr. Castle
Mr. Cast la did nnder
I stood the ofvanhtatloifi effort Is
being mada by the 8teelwoiketa.
ed they undmtpod a meeting by
the organisers and thnaa inter
?gtad Is joining the union had
been held In Gastonia last week
end ~ either TOday or Saturday
?but none couid ?lve any Infor
nntlon on the exact date or what
To a question on Pinion dif
ficulty, M Ma. Castle termed the
development "no difficulty. T .
"We are accustomed to doing
busings with unions at other
plants," he aald, "and ate much
more interested la our new eon
I struct Ion now underway tfcftit
any matter of union organizing
r: foote Mineral Compaq has
offlcea ^ Philadelphia,
which the metal lithium Is
^0t __ ?
City To Seek I
:0n Tax Discounts
?rThe city commisslon
Passed, a resolution last
Thursday night to seek passage
/^legislation by the General As
se^bly to make Kings Mountain's
:S y,Tnt discount schedule
coincide w!th the schedule follow
Sty Of Sby"11 C?UMy *"d <*?
fKard passf'd the resolu
vlsorCP ?f Tax SuP"r'
visor. C. E. Carpenter, who said
fmoIfK|M ,s causing confusion
Ki.np Mountain taxpay
ers and adds to the bookkeeping
chores of the tax office.
K-tnndeiV?thc change- ,f enacted,
Mv8?hefOUntain citizens could
pay their upcoming tax bills in
August and still qSallij lor ,?
full two percent discount Under
current statute, the two peK
discount period ends July 1
all ml l0J!5 Se8sion. attended by
all members of the board the
cwnmissioriprs aiso hoard a'p]ea
rn? c,f ir ubcr> cart; taker of
?.? ? to Jiniit Its use by
the high 8chool football team to
actual contests and single Dre
so?? Pract'ce sessions to pre
with J f grass' and confirmed,
? ?"e exception, the pre
viously advertised street improve
^[aoSStS8J}?ent8 for West King
street and Floyd street.
.J?t P' ^?tterree. owner of 105
oTwi?t vigC ?" 1118 801,111 8,de
rtL g stroet- objected to
the assessment on grounds this
a <WW/aS *a!i fronU8e- wlth only
said sal * Mr_ Ratterree
said sale of the property wouldn't
command the $52 Jo aSent
fhP riV^ .t*d, he would convey
S1Z2ZF& the prlce of ^e
assessment The board passed a
from th>n ^ing Mr Ratterreo
te^f tL S3?,enL m'nu.
tes of the meeting provide that
Atvitw ??!rre? ** to convey the
22???t dty' '* "m <* "? ???
Suber's P^a, Who sug
?h? SL 1 ^ h,gh **00! use
the city recreation area for prac
ed 'r^y?ir 9lee Badges nam
W. G. Gran
Phimn. . at.terson' ancTLaroia
SSSf to confer with ach?ol of
ficials on the matter.
In other actions, the board: !
OriLV<^! a?refund of $34.17 to
Glenn Carroll, representing 20
percent differential charged out
of-city power customers. The Car
roll f Property had been found to
be Inside the city limits, effec
cllriu? I**? I' 1953< In turn- Mr.
city taxes8 assessed with
2) Entered an agreement with
ft. l,. Bianton to run a sewer line
SfrVw a Port'on of Market
d!T izn?' ,Blanton ?"pred the
city poo (cost of two afeptic
Htv ln? ins^a11 the ,,n? Under
^y,,i5r lCy' board has keen
requiring a minimum of four
homes a street before installing
SSL,-""*1* M?yor Bridge*
n * lne city 18 to have
Continued On Page Eight
B. & B. Food
In New Home ]
B. A B. Food Stores, Inc., Kings
Mountain, grocery firm, opened
Wednesday .morning in its new,
modern building on S. Battle
The opening event , will con
tinue throughout the weekend
with the firm offering prizes, via
drawings, every hour on the hour
during the three-day weekend. No
purchr.se* are mandatory, with
merely registration required, and
all registrations will participate
in a drawing for a grand prize
Saturday night, it was announc
B. A B. Food now occupies the
completely renovated building
which formerly housed Craw
ford's Market. The building was
reconstructed by its new owner,
|W. K. Mauney, and B. A B, Food
| has' outfitted thte store with all
new fixtures of most modern
type, air-conditioning, and floor
The firm is designed for near
complete self-service with three
checkout counters, two In front
and one at back, the latter to
serve customer* using a ten. car
parking area off. the Mountaln
Oold street ai**y.
The flrm, which for seven years
has operated in the Raymond
Cllne building on W. Mountain
street, has about 3,100 aqua* Jeet
of floor space in the main floor
area, plus 3,400 square feet of
storage space. Including two
large refrigeration. Installations,
one lor produce, another tor
Owners of the Ann- are H. Tom
Fulttw. pHteVSent, Mrs. H. Tom
IThHam i ri 41 a w
fwoWy me (MVSKtffii, noracv C+.
Hord. secretary - treasurer and
general manager, and Mrs.
t* ? * .
GAS SYSTEM BID OPENING? Shown above are
cit? officials as they prepared to open bids last
Friday morning for the city natural gas distribu
tion system. Seated, left to right are Comm. W.
G. Grantham. Mayor Glee A. Bridges. Comm. W.
S. Fulton. Sr- opening the first bid. Comm. J. H.
Patterson. Comm. Harold Phillips, and Jack
White, city Judge. Standing, left to right, core BUI ,
Edwards and Mr. St. Germain, of Barnard & Burk, |
City Attorney J. H. Davis, A. S. Hall, of Barnard &
Burlc and E. C, Nicholson, public works superin
tendent Low bid was $242,000. Contract probably ]
will be let Monday night (Herald photo by Car
Abbott Will Head
TO GAFFNEY ? L. E. Abbott,
vlce.presldent and cashier of
First National Bank, bas resign
ed effective October 15 to become
president and cashier of tho
Bank of Gaffney, S. C.
Tkiee Polio Cases
Three new cases of polio were
reported in Kings Mountain this
week, bringing the total for the
year to four.
Jack Randall Elgin, 13, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Elgin, of
405 Chestnut street, was stricken
Saturday night, admitted to the
Kings Mountain hospital Sunday
and his illness was diagnosed as
Dr. P. E. Hendricks, the attend
ing physician, said the boy's case
apptears mild, and no paralysis
h?d devolped. He was discharged
from the hospital Tuesday morn
Michael Lail. son of Mr. and
Mrs. Forrest Lail, of Midplne
community, was taken to the
Ashevllle Orthopedic hospital po
lio center Saturday afternoon, af
ter his illness was diagnosed as
polio last Friday. This child be
came HI Ai -mat 2, according to
Dr. W. L, lamseur, attending
physician, a :d was admitted to
the Kings Mountain hospital Au
Dr. Ramseur stated that the
child had no paralysis Saturday
but was in need of special treat'
Stephen Whlsnant, 4, son of
Mrs. Frances Whianant, and a
next-door neighbo/- of the Lall
child, also becamte ill Monday, ac
cording to Dr. Ramseuy, and dia
gnosis of polio was made Friday.
The child Is at home and is able
to be up,
Members of the Auxiliary of
i ,v?. th.> a
marten n f^glon, have MRMd
an invitation to mtatbeni of
the post antf their families to
attend a picnic supper i&j^ke
Montonla on August 19 at &30
To Be Effective
On October 15
L. E. (Bunny) Abbott, vice
president and cashier of First
National Bank, has resigned ef
fective October. 15 to accept the
position of president - cashier of
Bank of Gaffney, S. C., a new
bank recently chartered and now.
Announcement was made by
President Frank R. Summers, of
First National, following a call
ed meeting of the First National
Board 6f directors Monday. Mr.
i Summers said Mr. Abbott's res
ignation was accepted "with re
gret.' The directors named Mr.
Summers and B. S. Neill, execu
tive vice-president, to make re
commendations for filling the
The new Gaffney financial in
stitution is bein? organized by a
group of Gaffney citizens head
ed <by W. C. Hamrick, Jr., chair
,man of the board, and by P. E.
Morgan, Jr., chairman of the
Mr. Abbott joined First Na
tional on October 1, 1947, as
cashier, -coming to Kings Moun
tain from Darlington, S. C., and
Citizens Bank of Darlington. He
was promoted to a vice-ppesiden
cy In 1951.
Since coming to Kings Moun
tain, Mr. Abbott has been active
in the civic, religious and social
life of the community. A director
of the Kings Mountain Klwanisl
club, he served as president in '
1951. He is currently chairman of
the iboard of deacons of First
Baptist church, and a veteran
teacher and superintendent of
the Young People's department.
Continued On Page Eight
Fifty three Kings Mountain
citizens will get official transfer
ral from Bessemer City to Kings
Mountain, as Kings Mountain
postoffice inaugurates extended
carrier service on Rural Route 1.
The change will fcffect 53 resi
dences previously addressed
Route 2, Bessemer City, and fol
lows postoffice department ap
proval of an inspector's recom
mendation made several weeks
ago. Approval of the department
was received here last Friday,
Postmaster W. E. Blakely an
The change adds 3.35 miles to
Rural Route 1, to servte:
Thirty-seven residences on Lin
wood Road, eight on Morrow
street, eight on Jackson street,
and another ten on Cleveland
avenue and Highway 161. The ten
on Cleveland avenue ? Highway
161 have been without any mail
delivery service since May 10,
when a previous route change left
thte ten homes out of bcth Bes.
semer City and Kings Mountain
In addition, reasonable service
is to be provided to residents of
Rhodes, Groves, and Catherine
Postmaster Blakely said he
was very happy the route change
recommendations had been ap
Assistant Postmaster George
Hord said postoffice records in
dicated the 53 Kings Mountain
residences had carried Bessemer
City addresses since the inaugra
tlon of rural free delivery service
In 1902. ?' '
The regular monthly meeting
of the Kings Mountain Opti
mist cltrb, will be held Thurs
day night at 7 o'clock at the
City Picnic area, according to
Neal Grlssom, president of the
cluh. Mr. Grlssom stated in
case of rain the meeting will
be held at Resurrection Luther,
In WKMT; Bridg
Southern Radiocasting Compa
ny, a partnership operating Ra
dio Station WKMT, was dissolv
ed effective August 1 and ft. H.
Whin - Ides, of Rock Hill, 6. ?.,
Is now soleowner, It was an
nounced Wednesday by Jonas
Bridges, new general manager
of the station.
Mr. Whitesides purchased the
Interest of Jcnn G Greene, Mr.
Bridges saty. The sale has not re
ceived final approval of the
Federal Communications Com
mission, he added, tout approval
is considered routine.
Mr. Greene has purchased Mr.
Whitesides' Interest in Station
WDW, Durham, and will assume
management of that station, now
(under construction, on Septem
ber 1. He will remain with
. ' % . ? . . ? \ ? ?
es New Manager
WKMT for . the remainder of the
Mr. Greene, as general mana
ger, opened the station here on
March 12, 1953.
Mr. Bridges, a native of Boil
ing Springs, joined WKMT a few
days toefore it went on the air in
1953 and went to Newton to
mecage Station WNNC wh in the
company purchased that station.
The Newton station was recently
sold and Mr. Bridges came hack
to Kings Mountain as manager
of tfhe station here.
' Also accompanying Mf . Brid
ges from the Newton station la
Fr triK Knight, of Pageland, S. C,
who will serve as staff announ
cer hen. Mr. and Mr*. Knight are
residing on Meadowbrook road.
City To Consider
Oh Monday Night
Thfe city board ol commission
ers will meet Monday night at 7
o'clock in special session to let
contract for the city's natural ga^. ,
distribution system and to com- ..
plete details concerning the re
venue bond issue financing.
The contract will probably go
to Leo T. Barber, Moultrie, Ga.,
!\t $242,000'low bidder among ten
and exactly $50,000 under the se
cond bidder, McDonough Com,
pany, of Atlanta, Ga., who bid
The board met Friday after
noon pfter opening the bids from
ten contractors and indicated the
Leo T. Barber bid would be ac
cepted, provided his financial a
bility, list of equipment, and ex
perience references are sAtisfae-'
Representatives of Barnard &
Burk, thfe city's engineers, said
they were highly pleased at the
result of the bidding, noting that
the low bid was $75,000 under
their minimum estimate of costs.
The contract specifications re
quire that the work be completed
not later than March 1, 1955,
though it is' also specified that
gas will be used through the
mains as completed. Thus some
areas will receive gas service in
advance of othfers. The city's con
tract with the gas supplier, Trans
continental Pipeline Corporation,
requires that the city begin buy
ing gas not later than January
The other bidders and their
Blythe Brothers, Charlotte,
A. Pew-E. N.. Murray, Atlanta,
Modern Welding Company,
Owensboro, Ky* $296,587.35.
Sullivan-Long & Haggerty, Bes
semer, Ala., $309,015.72.
B & M Construction Company,
Oklahoma City, Okla., ?313,892.
Richards & Associates, Carrol
ton. Ga., $319,920.
tion Co., Charlotte, $383,415.39.
F. L. Sholwater, Lynchburg,
Gets New Home
McGinnis Department Store
has completed arrangements with
Dr. D. M. Morrison for a three
year lease on the building at the
corner of Mountain street and
the Mountain-Gold alley and (ex
pects to occupy the new location
The building being vacated by
McGinnis Department Store arid
owned by Mrs. J. E. Lipford is to
be occupied by McGinnis Furni
The changes mtean an expan
sion for both firms, and were an
nounced by Paul McGinnis, owner
of McGinnis Department Store,
and by Hubert McGinnis, of Mo
Ginnis Furniture Company.
The building*to be occupied by
McGinnis Department Store most
recently housed Rainwater Fur
$50G Left On Table
No Source Of Pain
Carlyle Daniel, representa
tive of Leo T. Barber, who left
$50,000 "on the table" in enter
ing the low bid for the city's
natural gas distribution system,
said he was not unhappy about
the big differential.
Being Interviewed by the
board of commissioners last
Friday afternoon, he said it
was no particular pain to him
that his firm's bid proved $50,
000 under the nearest bidder.
To the Joking remark of Attor
ney J. R. Davis that rumors
were he had lowered his bid
Just before the closing time, he
laughed, "Idle rumors will get
around". Then he added that
the rumor was in error, that
he had Sealed the bid before
leaving Hager Motel for the
"We bid it close as we usual
ly do, but we still left some pro
fit In It," he told the board.
Questioned about the finan
cial ability of the firm, Daniel
sakl, "You needn't worry about
that for Mr. Barber Is a mil
lionaire five times."
Mr. Dantel said the firm had
done gas system installations
at Millen, Oa., Newberry, S. C?
and had done a small Job under
direction of Barnard A Burk,
among others, having been In
the business for tlx years.