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VOL 64 ? NO. 34
Kings Mountain's RELIABLE Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, August 26, 1954
PRICE FIVE CENTS
r The city issued a building
permit to Geneva Carroll on
Monday calling for construct
ion ot a one-story dweling at
an estimated cost of $500.
PLONK IMPROVING \
C..S. Plonk, who returned to
his home August 18 after an
operation at Rex hospital, Ral
eigh, was reported recovering
satisfactorily Wednesday roorn
MRS. PHI PER ILL
Mrs. Campbell Phifer has
been confined to bed since be
coming ill last Friday. Mem
bers of her family said her
condition was much improved
iRegular monthly meeting of
the Optimist Club will be held
Thursday night at the Corner
Cafe and 7:O0, according to an
announcement of Neal .Gris
som, president. -All members
are urged to attend, he said
MISS STEWART ILL
Miss Elizabeth Stewart, Her
ald society editor, has been
confined to her home due to
illness for the past week. The
society department this week
has been conducted by Mrs.
ICE CREAM SALE
An ice cream sale will be
held at Central Methodist
church Friday and Saturday
afternoons, beginning at, four
o'clock. The Senior Methodist
Youth Fellowship group is to
conduct the sale.
Members of the Kings Moun- .
tain Kiwanis club and their
families will hold a picnic out
ing St^Lfcke Montonla "Thurs
day evening at 7 o'clock. Din
ner will ibe served by Red Brid
ges, of Shelby.
A picnic for a)l school patrol
fooys will ibe held Thursday af
ternoon at 3 o'clock at |ie City
picnic park, according to an
announcement made by Chief
Hugh A. Logan ,Jr. All school
patrol boys are urged to at
tend Mr. Logan said.
Jack and Jill Kindergarten
will resume classes^Axrgust 31,
according to an announce
ment made this week by Mrs.
Coleman Palls. Mrs. Palls said
the faculty will be composed
of three teachers, M tq. J. C.
Bridges, music, Mrs. C. D.
Ware, play period supervisor,
and Mrs. Falls, dancing and
WEATHERS ? DEDMON CLAN
Ross Grove Church in the
north edge of Shelby will again
be the place for the annual
Weathers and Dedmon rteunlon
to be held Sunday, August 29th,
beginning at U o'clock. There
will be old-time singing. All
descendants, as well as rela
tives who have married into
the families, are Invited to at
tend and bring picnic baskets.
Henry Lee Weathers, publicity
Directors of the Kings Moun* ,
tain Lions club will hold 'their ' |
regular monthly supper meet
ing at Kings Mountain Coun
try Club Thursday evening at
7 o'clock^ 'V'vv.'-vV--"/.' ,
Scare Off Thieves
Community Implement A Sup
* ply Company on Grover Road
was burglarized around 4 o'clock
Tuesday morning, according to
. Chief Deputy George Allen, of
the Cleveland County Sheriffs
Entry into the building, Mr. Al->
. len said, was made on the south
side and was gaJnted by breaking
a window pane and raining the
Since only 24 or 25 cents tn
pennies was found to be missing,
,X>epnty Allen theorized that die
intruders, who were frightened
away by two shots fired into the
cfelHng by a Negro night watch*
man, failed to accomplish their
mission. It was thought, he stated,
that the theives sought impie
^ Mr. Alton Jitsted^that the^tful
Kings Mountain Suspension
From Blood Program Looms
Kings Mountain Red Cross of
ficials were taking steps this
week to prevent suspension qf
the Kings Mountain chapter ?
anil therefore Kings Mountain?
from participation in the Red
Cross regional blood program.
If the threatened suspension
becomes final, Kings Mountain
area doctors would have to de
pend on the once-familiar prac
tice of emergency calls for vol
unteer blood donors or abandon
I. G. Patterson, Kings Moun
tain chapter chairman, was noti
fied August 16 that suspension is
considered toy the Red Cross re
gional committee "because of
failure of your Chapter .during
the year ended June 20, 1954, to
maintain substantial compliance
with your established and accep
ted quota requirements for blood
Mr. Patterson and Dr. P. G.
Padgett, chapter blood program
chairman, have asked for a stay
of decision and have requested
an emergency visit of the Red
Cross Bloodmobile, in the hope
that the Kings Mountain com
i munlty will secure sufficient do
nations of blood to return the
Kings Mountain chapter to good
Grady Howard, Kings Moun
tain hospital admiistrator ? and
also blood recruitment chairman
for. the year Just beginning, said
suspension of Kings Mountain
would be "very bad" for Kings
Mountain hospital and Its pa
tients who Tequire blood plasma I
and whole blood transfusions. |
"During the past year, pa
tients, at Kings Mountain hospi
tal have used an average of
slightly more than one pint of
blood per day," Mr. Howard said,
"and with Increased use of blood
in treating numerous Illnesses, a
return to the once-used call me
thod of obtaining blood donors
would not satisfy the deman at
Mr. Howard added further,
"The supply of blood at the re
gional bank in Charlotte is
quite low, for In re^nt months
we have not been allowed to
store any blood ? in advance of
demand ? here, as is customary
when the regional bank's blood
stocks are sufficient."
Mr. Patterson and other Red
Cross chapter officials were con
fident this week that the region-,
al blood procurement committee
will schedule an emergencsy vis
it of the Red Cross Blatodmoblle
for Kings Mftuntain In the imme
"However," Mr. Patterson no
ted. "the emergency visit will be
our last chance to .prevent sus
pension. Unless blood donations
are heavy, Kings Mountain will
be off the list."
Kings Mountain has plenty of
company In the list of commeun
ltles facing suspension. Only last
week, Gastonla responded to an
emergency call for blood to pre
vent suspension from the blood
\ METER RECEIPTS
Parking meter receipts for
the week ending Wednesday
noon totaled $145.78, according
to report of City Clerk Joe Hen
" - - -?
Kings Mountain officials of
the Cleveland County chapter,
National Foundation for Infan
tile Paralysis, reminded area
citizens of the current emer
gency fund appeal and invited
Though no formal campaign
for emergency funds is being
made, the county chapter hopes
to obtain a minimum of $500
for the emergency fund.
Charles Neisler, Kings Moun
tain co-chairman, suggested
that contributions be forward
ed to him, to Co-Chairman
oeorge Thomasson, or to Ollie
Heavy incidence of polio this
year has depleted the funds of
the National Foundation, which
provides treatment and carte of
Bethware Progressive club was
expecting a large crowd of exhibl
tors program advSHfters, and
othefr supporters of the Bethware
Cwnmunity Fair at the annual
pre-fair barbecue Wednesday
night at Bethware school cafe
The official catalog, with pre
mium list, rules and regulations,
is ready for distribution and in
cludes full information on the
forthcoming seventh annual
event. Copies may be obtained
tary1 St?kes Wri8ht, fair secre
t0.l the fair' 10 ^ co"
ducted on the grounds and In the
buildings of Bethware .school are
^ptember lSie-rMS. (Statement
Zr ??%* edito1flal that the
fair is September 8-11 is incor
o.??ep?rtme!n dlrectors and as
f,./3"1.8' as ln the premium
list catalog follow:
Agriculture ? J. S. Ware dl
Gotarih WTI1,i? Harmon. Cha rites
Goforth, Joe Craver and Lamar
H,2r,CUl^ ~ Cam<?ron Ware,
Frttnlr W yn? L- Ware
rank Ware, and Edwin Moore.
Farm and machinery ? Lewis
ilnn u^'u6010^ Lyman Cham
Dixon r Garrard- Holland
. the women's department
hfeaded by Mrs. Eugene Patter
anrt M MrS- Hal MorriS
and Mrs. Frank Ware, are the
_M?ne2of,rU? and stables
w ^lorrl8- Mrs. Clem
Mr.8 wm 1 ""
JeI,,es and Jams -
Da,e Volebracht. Mrs. Carl
F^n'i, SJT M"
relishes, and mteats ?
Hamrick, Mrs. H. A.
Gofonh, Mrs Lamar Herndon,
Mrs. Perry McSwain.
w2UISL.1,nd da,ry supplies
m1" Mrs- Dewitt
Mw Wr M?;v,.Claude Harmon,
Mrs. Wray Whisnan t.
HousehoW arts department ?
S-Ware, Mrs. Ted Led
SwS^T"1 Dov*r' Un wu
rfJ?ueF department Mrs.
S"'1? Blajock, Mrs. Floyd
Que?n. Mrg. Floyd Herndon.
Continued On Page Five
Hospital Tisutces Approve Plans
Fox Kings Mountain Addition
'A * -:V - ' 7\
?PlaiM for the major addition
to Klngc Mountain hospital, ap
proved August 18 by mfembers o f
the county hospital board of trus
tees, were dispatched to the State
Medical Care commission at Ra
leigh Tuesday. ' ;
The plans are subject to appro
val of the state agency, but hos
pital officials and state 'agtency
rpprpsentad/ea have been confor
ring on the plans during their toY,
mulatlon and approval Sa expect
ed, Grady Howard, hospital busi
ness manager, **ld.
The ATnitecfs drawings call
for construction, of a new wing
running east-west and fronting
[on Weat King street, the wing to
include eight private rooms, one
(ward of fotar beds, an obstetrical
suite, nursery, necessary service
units, a lobby and business office.
The ntew lobby and business of
fice will replace the present lobby
and business office, With Oil*
rooms. New construction Will al
so Include a large storage room,
which will be the hospital's north
west wing. Thfe kitchen and din
ing room area, under the new'
plans, will be almost doubled in
Other changes In present ar
rangement which will be ejected
under the plans Include > 1) the
present nursery will becopie a
pediatric Ward; 2) the present
delivery room will become ^Ope
rating Room No. 2; and 3) the
present labor room Will be
come a locker room to, doctors.
With the four private rooms
now available, the hospital wfil
have 14 private rooms In the
tal of 90 beds. Cost of the pro
ject has been estimated in excfeM
of $200,000, with the major por
tion to be supplied by state and
I Ormand and Vaughan, of Shel
by, are architects for the addition.
India Won't Team
"None of us bejieve Nehru will I
work too closely with the Com
munists," Dr. B. L,. Hamilton,
ARP missionary to Pakistan for
the past 32 years, said Sunday
in a sermon at 'Boyee Memorial
Presently home on leave Dr.
Hamilton, father of Mrs. John C.
McGill- of Kings Mountain, out
lined the work of the ARP
church in the Pakistan mission I
field, and also outlined the pollti- j
cal ? economic ? religious back
ground of the enmity between In
dia and Pakistan.
Major problem is religion, he
said, which resulted in the sepa
ratlc .4 of Pakistan from India,
with strong hatred between Mo
hammedan and. Hindu. Part of
the trouble is economic, he added,
with India threatening to cut off
the Pakistan water supply.
Against this background of un
rest, he said, the ARP church
maintains its Pakistan mission,
whicirln addition to teaching the
Christian religion, also maintains
a school and hospital. He added,
however, that Pakistan is friend
ly to missionaries, in contrast to
the attitude of India. Nehru, how
ever, Dr. Hamilton added, th6ugh
Moslem socially and politically,
does not paramount the religious
issue. He 'Said the land reform
propaganda of the Communists
naturally appeals to the masses
of India's citizens.
The ARP mission field in Pakis
tan now numbers 29 preachers
and elders, as compared to three
when the field was opened, and*
the school population Is now 2,175
as compared to 67 when the
school opened more than 30
years ago, the missionary report
ed. He also noted that the Chris- J
tlan community is 20 percent lite
rate, as compared to Pakistan's
12 percent literacy.
Pakistan' 0 mission presbytery
is now predominantly self-sup
porting, he reported.
Rites Are Set
Institution ceremonies for the
new Kings Mountain lodge, Loy
al Order of 'Moose, will be held
on Sunday, September 12th, at
2:30, according to announcement
made today (by Warren Rey
nolds, who has been serving as
chairman of the charter campai
The exercises will be under the
direction of Pilgrim Harold Isen
hour of Hickory, while the ad
dress of the occasion will be
made by Past Supreme Inner
Guard of the order, Samuel Pe
trea of Qoncord.
Hundreds of Moose and Moose
dignitaries from all over the Car
olinas are expected to be pres
ent for the occasion, which will
mark the institution of ttte 77th
Moose lodge in the Carolina*,
now numbering more than 28,
Ritual exercises for the new
lodge will be conducted by the
all-star ritual staff from the 1,
500 member Moose lodge at Hic
ory, While the Hickory quartette
will also render the does of the
Following the Institution exer
cises ^nd the initiation, officers
of the new lodges will be instal
led Into office by Governor Stew
art Llngerfelt from the 1000 *
member Moose lodge at Morgan -
ton, , /
The local campaign has been
under ttie assistance of Member
ship Director P. J. MeGlvern, of
the Moose, while applications
will still be received by Warren
Reynolds, local chairman for the
next few weeks. Already over 125
have been enrolled as chartter
members. Mr. Reynolds raid.
Howard Smith Gets
Postal Appointment j
Howard S. Smith has replaced
W. Demouth Blenton as inde In
nate substitute city carrier at
Kings Mountain postoffice effec
tive August 18, it was announced
by Postmaster W. ?.. Blakely.
?Mr. Smith, a Republican, Is a
World War II veteran. Postmas
ter Blakely raid the new oarr*er
was ftwhrtid front the dvti eer
vict eligible list.
Dr. Moll Flays
U. N. Partition
Dr. Kdwin Moll, Lutheran
church official in Jerusalem, de
clared the partition of Palestine
had made poverty-stricken refu
gees of 872,000 Arabs and estab
lished a fertile field lot- K'om
Dr. Moll spoke at a union ser
vice sermon at Central Methodist
church Sunday evening.
Strongly criticizing the Lake
Success. H. action .of the Uni
ted Rations in 19-19, Dr. Moll said
the situation in Jerusalem is not
favorable to America ana he
urged financial support of Pro
testant efforts there to relieve
Arah refugee suffering he term
Supporting his charge that the
United Nations had acted un-J
fairly, Dr. Moll declared the A
rabs had a prior claim on Pales- 1
tine of 1400 years' possession.
Dr. Moil said end-point relief
efforts amount to approximately
eight dollars per year for each
Arab family, taking the form of
a daily milk ration for under
nourished children, the ill, and
pregnant mothers. He further no
ted that a dinner for three in a
Nev York restaurant had cost
him ten dollars.
He said the late Arab king,
Abdullah, three weeks prior to
his assassination, expressed a
mazement at the Protestant
Christian willingness and effort'
to help the refugees.
Dr. Moll, one time British army
officer, fought at Gallipoli and
later accomplished General Al
lenby into Jerusalem. He studied
for the ministry in America, sub
sequently served large churches
in this country, then became a
specialist in foreign mission
work for the Lutheran church.
A guest here of Dr. W. P. Ger
berding. he also preached the
sermon at St. Matthew's Luther
an, church, Sunday morning.
In Wreck Monday
Two persons were injured
painfully in an accident on Waco
road outside the city limits Mon
Hospitalized as a result of the
accident are Mrs. Sarah Stepp,
who suffered a fractured right
hip and multiple bruises and la
cerations, and Mrs. Bessie Mae
Davis, with multiple bruises and j
Patrolman O. R. McKinney, of ;
Shelby, investigated the acci
dent, which took place at 8:10
a. m. Monday,. He reported that
Robert Franklin Davis, 19, of 410
N. Hill street was driving a 1951 ;
Chevrolet north on WacO road at !
35-40 miles per hour and was
rounding a curve when a bug
blew into his eye, causing him
to lose control of the vehicle. The I
auto ran off the road and struck j
an embankment, he said.
The driver was uninjured and !
,his mother, Mrs. Davis, and his I
grandmother, Mrs. Stepp, who j
were passengers in the car, were ,
taken to Kings Mountain ho9pi- I
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For Miss Howell
Funeral services for Miss Mary
Elizabeth Howell, 72, were con
ducted Monday afternoon at 4
o'clock at Bethlehem Baptist
church, with the pastor Rev. R. j
E. Robbins, officiating, assisted
by Rev. W. G. Camp.
Interment was made in the [
church cemetery. i
Miss Howell, who lived with
her nephew, i*ete Howell, in the I
Bethlehem community, died at 4
a. m. Sunday morning in Kings :
Mountain hospital after an ex
Surviving are 17 nieces and nep- 1
She Was the daughter of the j
late John and Roxana Howell.
Three Piano Teachers
Ready Fer New Term
A full staff of piano teachers ? ?
one for each white school build- 1
ing ? has been made available
by school officials this year.
Mrs. Martin Harmon will a
galn be the teacher at West Ele
mentary and Mrs. Tommy 0<
wens will be back at East school.
Miss Elizabeth Ann Goode, of
CUffside, was authorized in July
to teach plaiio at Central school.
Patents desiring their children
to study piano should contact
the teachers at the schools Tues
day morning, Supt, B. N. Barnes
said. Tuition will be the same as
last year, $10 per month for two
one- hall hour lessons each week.
City And Park Grace Schools
To Begin New Term Tuesday
* ? .? A," r. 1: A
Grover school will open Thurs
day morning for the 1954-55 term
with a complete 17-member facul
ty, Principal W, F. Powell said
Mr. Powell said the school
would operate from 8 a. m. to 1
p. m. daily for several weeks, and
added that he anticipated an en
rollment of from 450 to 500 pu
pils. He said the school cafeteria
would open on the first day of
Faculty of the primary and
elementary departments in
First grades ? Mrs. Edith R.
Jones, Hickory Grove, S. C., and
Mrs. Marguerite Powell, Grover.
Second grades ? Mrs. Patsy
Whitesides, Gaffney, S. C., and
MrsrNbll Biser, Kings Mountain.
Third grades ? Miss Dorothy
Mechling, Shelby, and Mrs. Des
si^ Cox, Shelby.
Fjurth grade ? Mrs. Elizabeth
Allen, Gaffney, S. C.
Fifth grade ? Miss Piccola
Blalock, Kings Mountain.
Fifth and sixth grades ? Miss
Aileen Mulllnax, Grover.
Sixth grade ? Miss Dorothy
McCraw, Gaffney, S. C.
Seventh grade ? Miss Lowfell
Ellis, Gaffney, S. C.
Eighth grade ? Mrs. Margaret
High school faculty members
W.. F. Powell, , principal and
teacher of math.
Miss Beth Putnam, Waco, Eng
Mrs. Mary Ann Hauss, Shelby,
Don Cheek, Shblby, social sci
ence and physical education.
Paul Hambright, Grover, voca
tional agriculture. .
Now On Sale
Members of the Kings Moun
tain Lions club put tickets on
sale this week for the kelly-Mor
ris Circus, which shows here un
der Lions club sponsorship on
Saturday, September 11.
The three-ring circus will pre
sent two performances, both ma
tinee and evening.
All members of the club have ,
tickets for the circus, at $1.10 for
adults and 50 cents for children.
The circus will set up at Plonk
Showgrounds on Grover road.
Gene Timms is general chair
man of the Lions club promotion, !
and other committee members |
Georgle Thoniasson, ticket sales.
Charlie Warlick and John H.
Lewis, ticket collections.
J. W. Webster, ticket-taking."
Ollie Harris, permit committee.
Joe Hendrick and Fred Wright, j
Jr., grounds. . ? < :
Tickets are also on sale at Ster
chl's, Kings Mountain Drug Com
pany, Griffin's Drug Store, and
Plonk Brothers & Company.
Chalmus Miller, county vet
erans service officer, announc
ed yesterday he will <be in
Kings Mountain at City Hall
weekly on Thursday mornings.
Mr. Miller said the press of
work has lessened here and a
half-day schedule appears it
will he sufficient.. If not, he
said, he will resume a full-day
Here December 1
Directors of the Kings Moun
tain Merchants association set
December l as the official
opening of the 1954 Christmas
shopping season in Kings
Mountain and laid plans for -a
mammoth Christmas opening
parade at a meeting Tuesday
Committee in charge of the
opening event includes Sam
Collins, chairman, Fred W.
Plonk, Ross Alexander and
The committee members re
ported considerable interest
among merchants for a parade.
The directors discussed with
out action a plan to increase
the flow of credit information
to all members.
A Kings Mountain man re
marked, on the street recently to
a retired citizen, "Well, I signed
up today and I feel free as a
The reference -was to retire
ment under the federal social
security program, broadly ex
: panded by Congress, in which
majority of Kings Mountain area
citizens, as well as those throu
ghout the nation, have a stake.
Numerous citizens of the area,
already retired and approaching
the permissiable retirement age
of 65, have followed with inter
est the work of Congress on so
cial security, which resulted in
increase of benefit payments av
eraging $6 per month for retired
persons, and. brought other
groups under the retirement pro
Another important change for
retired persons was a new pro- !
vision permitting retired people
age 72 to earn any amount they
can or wish, without any penal
ty. The former "free earnings"
age was 75.
Increased benefit checks are
expected to be paid in October
for the first time. President El
senhower, on Tuesday, was ex
pected to sign the bill. into law
The retired worker now getting
the minimum $25 a month will
get $30, and the man getting the
maximum of $85 a month will
find his check increased to
$98.50. The average increase is
$6 a month.
Those retiring in future years
will get even more The maxi
mum will go up to $108.50, but
to qualify for that rate, ah em
ployee must continue working
for at least six quarter-years af
ter next Jan. 1 at a salary of at
least $4,200 a year.
For workers making that much
or more, the new bill will add $12
to the annual social security tax
effective Jan. 1. The 2 per cent
tax on workers and employers,
now collected only on the first
I $3,600 of salary, ' . tended
to the first $4,200.
The increases will go also to
beneficiaries. A widow and one
child now getting $37.60 a month
will get $45, and those getting
$127.60 will get $147.80.
The minimum for a single
survivor ? a widow, for instan
ce ? will go up to $30 a month
from the present $18.80, but
where the monthly payment now
is $30 it will go up only to $33.80.
The law extends the program
also to cover farm operators,
farm employees making more
than $100 a year from one em
ployer, sell -employed profes
Continued On Page Eight
City Receives 1953 Saiety Award;
Fatality-Free Days Now Total 989
Kings Mountain received its
National Safety award for 1953
Tuesday night, in a presentation
made at the meeting of the Kings
Mountain Lions club.
Chief of Police Hugh A. Logan,
Jr., in behalf of the city, received'
the plaque from Harry Matthews,
county safety representative tor
the Department of Motor Vehi
cles. The award is In recognition
of Kings Mountain's 1953 safety
record, th which no fatalities were
fecorcUd as the result of traffic
Mr. Matthews commended the
community on Its record, and urg
ed continued vigilance, noting the
hetcvy accident toll In Cleveland
County during the past weekend.
Chief Logan, pointing out that
the city hud compiled a record
Of 989 consecutive safe-driving
days through Tuesday, said con
tinued cooperation by citizens
would insure continuation of the
record. He also noted that the re
sumption of school would increase
local traffic hazards.
( Present for the presentation
were Mayor Glee A. Bridges, City
Police Commissioner J. H. Pat
terson, and Sgt. Ed Kuykendall,
of the State Highway Patrol.
Following the presentation, the
club witnessed a dramatic folk
1 taie presented by member* of
the Shelby Little Theatre. Taking
part In the farce "Ham Omelet"
were Miss Ann Johnston, Horace
Carter, Jerry Hawkins, Gene Al
lan and Miss Reeves Rorney.
Grades 1 to 4
At East School
On Shift Basis
City ami Park Grace school
students, estimated at 2, .TOO, will'
return to classes Tuesday morn
ing at 8:30 o'clock for the 195-1
55 school year.
"No afternoon classes will he
held on opening day. On Wed
nesday, cafeterias Will begin
lunchroom programs and a full
day is scheduled for all students
excepting first graders and the
first four grades at East Elemen
A full staff of teachers is ex
pected to be on hand to greet the
returning summer vacationists
Tuesday but clasroom space will
The new four-room addition at
East school has not been com
pleted and temporary .measures
will ibe taken to acponimodate
Superintendent B. N. Barnes
reports that double sessions for
eight , classes at East school ?
Grades 1 through 4 ? are plan
ned, with four classes to attend
A child must have reached
his sixth birthday on or before
October 15 in order to enter
school Tuesday. Superintend
ent B. N. Barnes reminded pax- '
The state attorney general
has ruled that a child born on
October 16, 1948, Is qualified to
enter school this year.
City schools regulations also
require that no child will be
enrolled in the first grade
without a birth certificate and
that each child mast be tmmu
Btwd against whooping cough,
small pox and diphtheria be
Some 275 first yedftr students
are expected to enter the city
schools' ten first grade sections
morning sessions and four to re
port at 1 p. m. for afternoon
The temporary arrangement
will ibe continued until the ad
dition is completed and accepted
by the school board, he said.
Contractor Frank D, McCall has
assured school officials the
building will be ready soon, he
Mr. Barnes also said that in
order to safeguard students at
East school, and to not interfere
with construction, U will be nec
esary to keep students off the
grounds while they are not in
class or under the supervision of
their teachers. "This means that
i children coming to school will be
expected to come directly into
1 the school building at the desig
nated hour and those leaving for
! home will be expected to leave
the grounds immediately after
they are dismissed," Mr. Barnes
During the temporary operat
ing schedule, students in grades
one through four may use the
i cafeteria, if they desire, or they
! may eat at home, he added. Stu
dents in grades five through
'eight will be expected to eat at
school, either purchasing lunch at
jthe cafeterias for twenty cents or
bring their own Inches. When the
new building is occupied, all stu
dents will be expected to eat at
the school lunchrooms, he said.
The new Negro elementary
school building has not been ac
cepted by thle school's, Mr.' Bar
nes reported. State officials have
j failed to approve the building due
to installation of a boiler that
!did not meet contract specif ica?
tions and all Negro students,
grades one through 12, will begin
thte term in the old Davluson
building. Principal J. A. Gibson
said yesterday that the school
wiil again operate with no noon
recess, with students being re
quired to bring lunches or pur
chase them at the school cafe
Mr. Barnes reported that Wtest
and Central buildings will be in
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Mis* Medlin Named
To College Faculty ?
Miss Mary Medlin, of Kings
Mountain, - has accepted a posi
tion as teacher in the commercial
department of Brevard college
and will assume her duties Sep
Miss Medlin, daughter of Mrs,
Rosa Medlin, is a 1953 graduate
of Lenolr-Rhyne college. She was
teacher of commercial subjects
at Newland high school during