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VOL 64 NO. 36
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Kings Mountain's RELIABLE Newspaper
IGngs Mountain. N. C., Thursday, September 9, 1954
PRICE FIVE CENTS
BIG BLANCHE. WORLD'S LARGEST ELEPHANT end leader of the
famous Kelly Morris Circus* herd of 35 tons of famed pachyderms,
is shown here in all her regal splendor. Blanche and her elephant
playmates, plus championship circus star.s, are coming to Kings
Mountain on Saturday with the famous Kelly Morris Three Ring
Circus Qulntennlal edition. The circus is being sponsored by the
Kings Mountain Lions Club to help raise money for its ?<?"< fund.
The performances will- be at 2:30 and 8 P.M. under the big top at
Circus To Show
Here On Saturday
Wet receipts from the citaftf
parking meters for the week
ending Wednesday at noon
were $141.81, as reported by
(Miss Grace Carpenter, of the
city clerk's office. '
Jack White, Kings Mountain
lawyer and chairman of total
ship Young Democrats, has
been appointed a member of
the resolutions committee for
the YDC convention which con
venes in Charlotte September
<; XlWAIflS MEETING
Members of the Kings Moun
tain Klwanis club will hold
their regular weekly meeting
at Masonic Dining Hall Thurs
day evening at 6:45. (Rev. A. J.
Argo will be guest speaker,^'
Regular Lions meeting will
be held Tuesday night at 7:00
o'clock at (Masonic hall. Coach
Everette Carlton will be guest
speaker of the evening.
Kings Mountain Optimist
club N will hold Its regular
meeting Thursday evening at
7 o'clock at Corner Cafe.
An extension preaching ser
vice will toe conducted at Mis
sionary Methodist church, on
Second street, Saturday night
at 7:30, with the sermon to toe
given toy Rev. Theodore Peter
son. Pastor of the church to
Rev. Clyde Maloney.
HIT BT CAE
Alfred (Leon Dover, eight
year-old son of (Louise Dove*r
of 515 Baker street, Who was
8 truck toy a car Monday on U.
S. Highway 74 near the over
head bridge Is expected to toe
discharged from the hospital
Thursday, according to Dr. P.
G. Padgett. The child, police
reported, ran into the path of
a car driven toy Jack Wlllard
Swiggett, -of 'All Gaston ave.,
GREENVILLE, S. C. ? Hilda
King, of Kings Mountain, and
Jean Saunders, of Bessemer
: City, are among 64 student
leaders who assisted with the
orientation program for fresh
*nrt ??"?naf^r ?tudant* lit
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Saturday 1* Circus Day!
The call of the calliope will
herald the big red, white and
green motor fleet of the ' Kelly
Morris Three Ring Circus when
it rolls into town shortly after
dawn Saturday and, like the pop
ular Pied Pipter, lures early rising
youngsters ? from five to 95
to the Plonk Showgrounds to see
the long gaily-colored caravan un
load champion performers from
all over the world, 35 tons of ele
phants, clowns, aerialists, wild
animals, performing horses and
van after van of equipment.
The K.,.gs Mountain Lions club
presents the Quintennlal edition
of the circus under the Big Top
Saturday only, at 2:30 and 8 p.
m., to raise money for its blind
The showgrounds will hum with
activity throughout the morning
as, through the magic of poles,
canvas and rigging, yesterday's
vacant lot is transformed magi
cally into a tented spangled
The aroma of piping-hot coffee
will lure early onlookers to the
circus dining tent early in the
morning, where they will see per
formers and workman enjoy a
hlearty breakfast of fresh fruit,
cereal, hotcakes and eggs, all pre
pared in Jumbo-sized quantities
by a white coated chef.
Huge elephants led by the
world's largest elephant, Miss
Blanche, will hoist thte towering
big top center poles and heavy
canvas Into place, while work
men drive stakes. Later, electri
cians will swarm into the canvas
auditorium to string miles of ca
ble from the big generators; oth
er mten will install seats, grand
stands, the big circus rings, and
tons of rigging, props and para
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For Fifth Day
Kings Mountain area schools
were settling down to more nor
mal schedules this week, as city
district school registrations for
the fifth day were listed at 2,096
and Park Grace registrations j
reached 209. I
The total of thte seven units
was 2,305, up 52 students over
first-day enrollment last week.
Ih the city, Superintendent B.
N, Barnes listed a 128-pupll gain
over last year's fifth-day atten
dance, and also reported that a
tteacher shift at Central school,
whereby a first grade is abandon
ed and a n??v sixth grade estab
lished, will virtually eliminate the
several out-of-balance classes,
some of which numbered 39 pu
pils. Mr. Barnes said thfe change,
aided also by some student trans
fers to other schools, wculd mean
that no class will have more than
35 pupils, with this number the
exception. In the Central change,
Mrs. Thesis Warlick, who opened
thte year as one of four first ffrade
teachers, will assume Miss R?th
Blggers' third grade, with Miss
Biggers teaching the newly creat
ed sixth grade. It will be Central's
fourth sixth grade.
It is possible, Mr. Barnes add
ed. that the board of school trus
ttees will seek additional teacher
allotments from the state depart
ment of education, on the basis
of the heavily Increased enroll
ment over last year.
Meantime, Mrs. J. C. Nickels,
Park Grace school principal, said
pupil distribution pter teacher Is
"good". Fifth day Park Grace en
rollment was up eight over open
ing day's 201.
Mr. Barnes said It Is anticipat
ed the new construction at East
school will be ready for occu
pancy by the end of September
and that the new Ntegro elemen
tary school will be ready for oc
cupancy "very soon".
Supt. Barnes expressed appre
ciation to parents who have co
operated In sending their children
to less-crowded schools. "We re
cognize the difficulties these
changes sometimes entail for pa
rents, and we are deeply appre
ciative of the marked degree ol
cooperation accorded," he stated.
Foi Mrs. Allen
Funeral services for Mrs. Jake
Allen, 67, of Earl, mother of Mrs.
Miles Myers, Mrs. James Ware,
and Dewey Allen of Kings Moun
tain were held Tuesday after
noon at 3 o'clock from the Dover
Baptist church. Rites were con
ducted by fh* Rev. E. M. Smith
and the Rev. W. T. Furr. with in
terment In Pleasant Hill church
cemetery near Earl.
Mrs. Allen, the daughter of the
late George W. and Elizabeth
Camp Wright, died Sunday night
at Shelby hospital after an
Illness of four weeks.
She 1* survived by her hus
band, Jake Allen. 4 son, Dewey
Allen, of Kings Mountain, three
daughters, Mrs. Paul Clark, of
Earl. Mrs. Miles Myers and Mrs.
James Ware, both of Kings
Mountain; a brother, Charlie
Wright, of Earl; nine grandchil
dren and two great grandchild
Procedure In MetaFotPoisib
NIRB Election On Union At Poote
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The United Steelworkers of I
America, CIO, has filed a formal
petition with the National Labor
Relations Board for recognition
aa bargaining agent at Foote Mi
neral Company here, and J. BL
Castle, Foote manager, said Wed
nesday he is preparing a list of
employee* eligible (or collective
b jrKnininsc to furnish the NLRB.
If the union has signed as mem
bers 30 percent of the eligible
list the result will be an NLRB
condacted election to determine
whether ettgf*-*e employees want
to unionize or whether they dont
If the Steelworkers are Short
of tfato 30 percent the petition will
have been In vain and no etedHon
twill be called. Mr. Castle said
federal laws stipulate.
Ale* Bowie, the Steelwftrfcqrs*
organizer, brought a press re
lease to the Herald last Thurs
day stating that recognition foj
the union hart been requested of
Foote, the press notice stating
Foote had been informed by Bow
ie "a majority ef employees ellgl
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bite for collective bargaining In
the plant at Kings Mountain, N.
C.t have designated the United
Steelworkers of America as col
lective bargaining representative
on all matters concerning wages,
hours and working conditions...1*
Mr. Castle called the claim "a
bluff and. In a letter to all com
pany employees, referred to the
Steelworker claim and said, "I
have not answered this letter
the CIO, nor do I intend ta
iaMltor this letter. I do not con
sider that the CIO represents any
body or anything connected with
the Foote Mineral Company."
Mr. Bowie, working out of the
Charlotte OO office at 121 B.
Third street, said he was a native
of Scotland, who had boen in the
United States 33 years and
worked for the Steelworker* for
15 year*. In appearance, he re
sembled the late Pniiilp Murray,
also a i stive Scot and long-time
head of both the Steelworker* aid
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Is Changing Again
Management ol Kings Moun
tain Bus Terminal was chang
ing again Wednesday, with
Mrs. Edith Carrlgan, of Gas
tonia, taking over from Mrs. E.
K. McSwain, who has served in
the dual capacity of Western
Union manager and bus ticket
vendor for the past several
Clayton Love, Queen City
Coach Company representative,
described the new arrangement
as temporary, but said it might
possibly become permanent
Schedule for the terminal
had not been determined,
though it was possible the term- ?
inal would be open from 8 a. m.
to 8 p. m. Whether the terminal
would be open on Sundays was
not decided. Since Mrs. Mc
Swain has been In Kings Moun
tain, the station has been open
from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. dally,
and from 8 a. m. to noon Sun
Mrs. McSwain is resuming
her former duties as Western
Union operator In Belmont
A ride on a freight train in
1952 resulted Ih a six months
road sentence for a Belmont man
in city recorder's court Tuesday.
Elliott C. Helms, who was ar
rested in 1952 by Kings Moun
tain police and charged with
public drunkenness and illegal
possession of intoxicating bever
ages, made bond at the time of
his atrest but failed to appear for
his trial. Helms was arrested
September 3 In Belmont on a ca
pias issued in 1952. Helms ' sen
tences are to run consecutively,
five months on the illegal pos
session of Intoxicating beverage
charge and 30 days on the drun
"I Was afraid saw a freight'
train, and took off," was the de
fendant's answer to Judge Jack
White's question on his failure to
appear In court In 1952. Helms
also stated, "I'm glad It's all
On a charge of assault on a
female, Lewis Mace, of 106 Mor
ris street received 90 days on
the roads, suspended on condi
tion that, he be of good behavior
for 90 days and pay costs of
Margaret Hill, prosecuting wit
ness, and Lewis testified that |
both had been drinking- when
the "Incident occurred. Lewis
stated that he resided at the Hill
Furman Hillard Boyles, plead
ing guilty to driving without op
erator's license drew a three
months road sentence, suspend
ed on payment of a $25 fine and
-Kwts of court. Boyles was ar
| rested August 3 by Officer Jack
A four months road sentence,
suspended on payment of $10
fine and costs of court, was doled
out to fiotbert White. White plead
guilty to a charge of reckless
driving. Arresting Officer was iL.
Baxter Short, pleading not
guilty to a charge of non-compli
ance of a 1952 court conviction
of non-support, was again or
dered toy Judge White to support
his wife and child. The defend
ant is to pay his wife each week
through the clerk of court an a
mount that Is to toe set each
week toy Judge White, the pay
ments to he based on the defen
Two defendants were found
guilty of public drunkenness.
Three cases, those of David A.
(Joins, charged with, abandon
ment and non -support,. Stephen
e. JRatbbone, charged with issu
ing a worthless check, Joseph C
JBolick, Charged With driving
drunk, were continued.
Thieves Gal $88
From Java MocUvmni
Two coffee machines in the
spinning room of feuriinffon
Mills Corporation were looted o*
ar the weekend.
Police stated the macfhlnes
probably had been broken open
with a Mcrew driver. Approxi
mately |80 In nickles, dimes,
quarters and fifty-cent pieces
were missing, police reported.
How entry was gained into the
plant was undetermined, but po
lice theorize that the thieves
were poftsibly hiding in the plant
at closing time. Sgt Martin
Ware, Jr.. and Officer W. G. El
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The board ol city commission
ers in a routine monthly meeting
last Thursday voted to advertise
for bids on installing sidewalk on
the west side of North Piedmont ?
avenue and for purchase of a
pick up truck for Sam Suber, cem
The action on the N. Piedmont
avenue sidewalk followed amend
ment of an action at a previous
meeting when the board had vot
ed to effectuate a sidewalk pav
ing petition approved August 25,
1953. As first passed, the resolu
tion to do the work called for
paving 1,021 feet of sidewalk. On
examination of the petition, after
complaint by property owners, it
was determined that the petition
sought sidewalk totaling 1,780
feet, from end of sidewalk on
Piedmont near Lackey, to the in
tersection of Fairview street.
In a related action, the board
approved payment to W. K. Dick
son, engineer, of the customary
six percent fee for engineering
the sidewalk installation.
Mayor Glee A. Bridges also
noted that the petition for side
walk on the west side of Pied
mont a venae was received and ac
cepted prior to the petition for
sidewalk on thte east side. The
latter petition was approved on
At a special meeting Tuesday
morning, the city board of com
missioners voted to delay ask
ing bids on installing sidewalk
on the west sld? of N. Piedmont
avenue. Mayor Glee Bridges
told the board the Statu? High
way & Public- Works commis
sion had informed the city it
expects to widen portions of N.
I Piedmont and sidewalk built
now would have to be torn up.
The widening is scheduled
within the year^Mayor Bridges
said he was informed.
Thte board also accepted
street deeds from Sadie Cotton
Mills for the so-called Sadie
i Mill Loop'. City Clerk Joe Hen
j drick said the deeds are in "reg
I ular form", following refusal
of the board at their meeting
last Thursday night to accept
the deeds which, in original
form, would have required the
city to keep the streets "in good
September 29, 1953, Mayor Brid- 1
ges said. He also noted that rock
formations would probably in
crease the cost of sidewalk on
the east side of Piedmont.
In other actions the board:
.1) Authorised refund of $670.91
to Sadie Cotton Mills, covering
1958 and 1954 property tax pay
ments on 27 tenant houses, valued
at $22,820, reported as doubly
listed by Tax Supervisor C. E.
2)Tabled proffer of street deeds
for the Sadie Mill loop. Mayor
Bridges said the mill company
wanted to include a clause in the
deeds requiring the city to. main
tain the streets "in good shape"
ar'i that D. C. Mauney concur
rently had renewed his rtequest
tot the city to open Mauney ave
nue to Falls street. The Mayor
said the minutes of the board
showed that the street-opening
was to be done "when money is
available". He suggested that the
board adopt a resolution to accept
the deeds for the Sadie Loop
street* "In regular form", but the
commissioners offered no motion.
3) Authorized frtee gas Up in
stallations to all city churches,
but specified the free "grant did
not apply to parsonages or other
4) Voted to .request that the
General Assembly standardize its
scale of privilege license fees re
lating to taxing of carriers by
cities. Mayor Bridges sai<^ that
Ll L. Benson had complained that
only Railway Express Agency is
charged a privilege license,
whereas other competitive car
riers arte not taxed. City Attorney
j. ft. Davis said the state statute
is an old one and suggested that
the plea for either elimination or
standardization ol the license fee
should be made to the North Car
olina General Aasemby.
6) Voted to write Southern
Railway company a letter warn
ing the railway company to com
ply with ordinance covering block
ing of -street* by trains.
6) Charged the action at a pre*
vious meeting relating to parking
ticket cancellations to make tWe
chief of police solely responsible
for such action with no limita
7) Told Ben Sessions, who re
quested paving of the Intersection
iat Phenlx and Chestnut streets,
Continued On Po^e Right
Record Is Set
Four_ Movie Passes
Awaif Furra Guessers
Four persons who corrertlv
Farm No. 2 appearing on pace
1 of 11,18 w?*'? ES
IS ^,iV0iPaS8C8 good ,or one
free admission to the Joy Thea
r,'Fj}e J?y management doubl
?! 2ZT** ot pa8ses offer
ed and also removed the ten
efent service charge this wS
after learning that 60 Herald
last week s Mystery Farm N?,
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. Stewart <fe Evorotf inn *
StS"? Car?1,nas ^eatre'ope
mln ?Ve Purchased the five
motion picture theatres of Char
He and Davt.j Cash, according to
announcement this week.
ThTn? propertles includes the Joy
S?eatre? and Dix,e Theatre in
r^?S fountain, the Holly and
Gaston Theatres in Mt. Holly and
ton JS*"" Thcatre' CrJmer
ton, all operated under lease bv
^cwart & Evere,, .tai ??? jg
Th^r exception of the Dl>_?
hfre the transaction in
Siulomem p ' 3,1 fixtures and
equipment. Purchase of the Ltlxio
house Involved seats, fixtures and
equipment, the building beinp
owned by the W. L. Plonk EsUhf
Announcement of th^ transac
FansWoSf fp8ttma,de by Charlie B.
fh J o . ?ast?nia. attorney for
flrm^HTN Br?thers. and was con
firmed ruesday by Ed Tutor. Joy.
Sit ?/ for Stewart &
'.on Jn'ormation from of
ficers of the Charlotte firm
J2S* P.arty divulged the con
srjssssr prl~ "
Officers of Stewart & Everett
Inc are Ernest Stelllngs, presi
Hen ' a" j C* B- Sexier, vlci-presl.
dent and secretarytreasurer.
The Joy Theatre here is the
newest and largest of thfe /Hi
^OPe^l8' Wlth a mating capa
city of about 800. The Dixie Thea
tre, built In 1935, has a seating
capacity of approximately 500.
E ? ot forehead
o VK?n^Pted the Pastorate
rvJ J P Mountain Church of
God and begain his duties Sun
Hnd h'8 famUy moved in
to the parsonage on Thursday.
Mr Salter, who served as das
C^l0InH viI<>Pe MlM Church of
W gan hl> dUUe" Sun
uUn ,n* Rev.
Uoc Wilbanks, who is pastor of a
church In Lexington.
With 345 Pints
Kings Mountain citizens an
swered the emergency call lor
blood Monday in record numbers,
more than doubling the previous
high record for a one-day collec
tion as they gave 345 pints of
blood for the regional blood bank.
Kings Mountain thus not only
eliminated Itself from the threat
ened suspension from the Red
Cross area blood program, but
heavily insured Itself against the
same emergency for the future.
It was the greatest-ever Kings
Mountain outpouring of blood do
nors here, more than 500 persons
offering their blood and the vast
majority patiently waiting their
turn to give. A total of 77 pros
pective donors were rejected for
one cause or another ? including
those who had given blood too
recently ? ? and perhaps a half
hundred were turned away when
the Red Cross bloodmobile staff
closed the doors, at 5 p. m. Pre
vious high total for a one-day
collection was 164 pints of blood.
First Bap'tist church was the
Labor Day collection station and
numerous volunteer citizens help
ed process the long jlnes of blood
donors. . . ... . y
As an added Incentive to give
blood, the Corner Cafe offered
ffee a $1.50 T-bone steak to each
donor, and personnel of the cafe,
operated by John (the Greek)
Demetriades, were hard-pressed
all day to keep the steaks on the
Red Cross officials expressed
themselves as highly pleased, and
amazed, at the excellent response
to the emergency appeal.
Grady Howard, recruitment
chairman, Dr. P. G. Padgett,
blood program chairman, and I.
G. Patterson, chapter chairman,
Issued a Joint statement of ap
preciation to all who offered their
Mrs. E. W. Griffin, publicity
chairman, remarked, "It shows
again that when the need exists,
Kings Mountain always re
Particular emphasis on the col
lection had been given from al
most all church pulpits on Sun
day, and the Kings Mountain Kl
wanis club had accepted recruit
ment responsibility for the emer
The Red Cross regional blood
committee had informed Kings
Mountain chapter that suspension
from the program impended due
to failuie of the community to
obtain Its minimum quota during
the year ending last June 30 and
due to very low supplies at the
area bank in Charlotte.
Following is the list of those
who donated blood Monday:
Continued on Page 6, Section t
COURT OF HONOB
Regular Court of Honor for
the Kings Mountain Boy Scout
district will convene at City
Hall courtroom at 7:45 Thurs
day evening. A Scouter Round
table will follow the Court of
Bethware Community Fail Opens
Wednesday For Four-Day Bnn
Next week will be fair time In
the Bethwsre community for the
seventh consecutive year, as the
Bethware Community Fair opens
for a four-<Jay run on Wednesday.
Fair officials report much in
terest in the event from both ex
hlbitors and farms, who will com
pete for a long list of prizes in
Formal opening of the fair will
Hfcjm Wednesday at 1 o'clock,
with opening day designated as
Children's Day. Special children's
contests will be featured In the
afternoon, with the first of four ?
nightly fireworks displays to fol- 1
low the 9:30 p. m. prize drawing.
Tom HamHck, member of the
publicity committee, noted that
the Bethware school cafeteria
fUl bt <#l from 1 p. m. daily.
Hot dogs, hamburgers and soft
drinks will be available in the
afternoon, and full-dress dinners,
l featuring homemade plea and
cakes, will be served beginning
at 5 p. m. dally.
Williams riding devices will be
the mid-way feature.
Judging of exhibits in all de
partments will be conducted
Thursday, September 16. Numer
ous special event* are scheduled
for Friday, September 17, and
also on Saturday, September 18,
final day of the fair.
Prize drawings will be conduct
ed nightly at 9:30, with the fire
works displays following.
In ? statement this week, My
,ers Hambright, fair manager,
said, "We're Just about ready for
the Seventh Annual Bethware
Community Fair and feel this
year's fair will be our most sue
cessful ever. It's a Number 4
Township event and we hope all
citizens of the township will be
able to visit us next weekend."
No admission is (Charged to en
ter the fairgrounds.
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Are Almost Dry
Kings Mountain citizens ag&ln
are being asked to conserve wa
Mayor Glete A. Bridges issued
the appeal Wednesday, reporting
the city reservoir on York Road
again reaching dangerously low
levels, which, if not alleviated by
rains, could mean a severe short
age within thte next 30 days and
forced restrictions on water con
The Mayor reported these de
I 1) Big customer Foote Mineral
J Company suspended "voluntarily
Its major- water consumption,
from the city Tuesday.
2) Thte Gold Mine Shaft, which
has been supplying 40Q gallons of
water per minute to the city re
servoir most of the summer, went
out of action at a depth of 195
feet Monday and cannot be restor
ed until pipe is received to furth
er lower the pump into the shaft.
3) The two streams serving the
city reservoir are drying, with
one furnishing bn?y about 75 gal
lons of water per minute and the
other virtually "dried up".
4) The supply from the David*
sort Creek dam, now under con
struction as an auxiliary rester
voir, won't be available for anoth
er three weeks at the minimum,
pending building of a power line
for which the city has advertised
5) The city is obtaining about
100,000 gallons of water dally
from the Cherryvllle Road artte*
sian wells, another source in use
for the major part of the sum
Mayor Bridges said he didn't
want to appear "alarmist", but ,
added that Continued dry weather
could make the water situation ?
Kings Mountain citWbns were
asked to conserve water last year
in the autumn, due to the 1953
drought. At that time, the Gold
Mine shaft and the artesian wells
were put into service, and water
was pumped from the small lake
at the Davidson Scout Camp.
Number 4 Township Young
Democrats will-meet Friday night
at City Hall at 7 o'clock, In a
preparatory meeting for the stats
convention in Charlotte begin
ning September 16.
Jack White, township YDC
chairman, said a large delegation
of Young Democrats from Shelby *
and other parts of the county
Have been invited to attend, and '
he also invited all Democrats to
attend the session.
Democrats of the area are get
ting ready for the general elec
tion campaign and are training
their guns on the ninth and tenth
Congressional districts. Their aim
is to unseat Rep. Charles Raper
Jonas, of Llncolnton, and to re
tain In Congress Rep. Hugh Alex
ander, of Kannapolis. The 11th
[district Democratic rally is sche
duled for Gastonia on October 6.
Rep. Woodi'ow W. Jones, (D) is
opposed by R. R. Ramsey (R) of
Walnut Cove. Ramsey temporari
ly withdrew from the race but
tossed his hat in again last week
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Kings Mountain's C'rihtmas
opening parade will be held on
December 8, rather than Decem
ber 1, as originally scheduled.
The Merchants association
board of directors postponed the
date at a special meeting Wed
nesday afternoon, on information
that a float entry would not be
available on the date originally
The chief of police has been
furnished a list of known busi
ness firms delinquent in pur
chasing 1954 55 city privilege
! licenses, City Clerk Joe Hen
drlck said Wednesday.
The delinquents and all busi
ness firms are to be checked to
determine whether they are dis
playing the proper licenses, he
added, with non ? complying
firms to be padlocked.
Penalty of five percent per
month has already reached a
total of ten percent on basic
fees. The penalty will aggre
gate 15 percent on Orobcr 1.