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Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, December 2, 1954 Sixty-Fourth Year
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Begular monthly meeting of
Post 155, the American Legion
*rfil be held at the (Legion Hall
Friday at 8 p. m. Plans for
Christmas will toe an; v need,
Commander James .Bennett ?
Mrs. Juanlta Falls has re
cently accepted a position as
tile clerk with the Kings Moun
tain Police department, Mrs.
Falls is the wife of Carl Falls
taxi operator for Burton Cob
Co. They reside at 204 E. King
Broken toys, which will be
mended and distributed Christ
mas to children of needy fam
ilies, are stilt toeing collected
toy Kings Mountain Police de
partment. Chief Hugh A. (Lo
gan, Jr., sa'd persons wishing
to contribute may' do so toy cab
Net receipts from city's park
ing meters for week ending
Wednesday at noon were
(128.92 according to Miss
Grace Carpenter, of city clerk's
MBS. MAUNEY BETTER
Mrs. S.' A. Mauney, twho has
been confined to her home sin
ce November 24, due to illness,
-Ml nmRM Wednesday by
hap daughter Mis, B. n. Barn
?Sr*o toe Improving satlsfacto*
T3i. D. f? Hord, Jr., attended
the ' North Carolina Alumni
Chapter PSI Omega Dental Fra
ternity, in session at the Uni
versity of North Carolina, Sha
pel Hill during the weekend.
He was elected Junior Grand
Master of the fraternity for the
Fred W. Plonk was named
' vice president of the Cleveland
County chapter of North Caro
Una State College alumni at a
meeting of the group in Shel
by last week. Howard Clapp,
county agent, was elected
president of the organization
and W. H. Brown of Shelby,
was named secretary-treasur
er. f. ;,u' ?(?&?:
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FOOTBALL BANQUET .
Annual Lions Club banquet
honoring the Kings Mountain
bigh school football team will
be held at Masonic Hall Tues
datftOQQetntaar 14 confcrarary to
announcement last week 11st
, ing the date as Dec. 1& Coach
& C. Duggina, ct ASftC, vfatar
' In the Bur ley Bo\yl game
Thanksgiving day, will be the
principal speakers : 1
A chicken pie supper and bar
eaar will toe held at CI Bthel
clubhouse Saturday, December
4, from 5:30 until 8 o'clock p. 1
m. The supper la sponsored by
the Woman's Society of Chris
tian Service of the El Bethel
Methodist ebtaOi. '
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Hullrlinj; In-'iH-. U>T J. W. Web
star Issued a building permit
. jfc y. M'iJann-lH to
erect a residence on liargaret
street. The permit was issued
.at an estimated cost of $3,500.
KIWANIS MEETBlB;: - ,
Mrs. Mary fiurns Parker, Cle
veland county welfare super
urtaBdent, will address mem
bers of the Kings Mountain
BManls club at their Thurs
day night meetifcg, Masonic
Dining Hall, at 6:45. .
I. C. Lackey
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The condition of J. C. Lackey,
who became seriously ill last Fri
day, Wa? termed crltfetfT'by Dr.
J. fc. Anthony Wednesday.
Mr. Lackey, vice-president and
former secretary ? treasurer of
Kings Mountain Building and
Loan association, was taken
home by ambulance from the
building and loan office last Frt
day. He ?M hospitalized Mon
POLIO FUND DRIVE LEADERS ? Ben H. Bridges. J r~ left and W.
J. Fuikerson. right, hare been named co-chairmen of the 195S March
of Dimes fund campaign for the National Fountation for Infantile
Pferalysis. it was announced this week. Mr. Bridges will direct the
general appeal, while Mr. Fuikerson will be in charge of the indus
trial division of the campaign.
Put At $933,968
On Local Funds
Audit of Kings Mountain dis
trict school funds for 190344 by
Robert H. Coolie, Shelby
#ubjic accountant, showed the dis
trtcfs surplus at June 30 at $933,
868.05, including its several school
plants which arte listed in value
Summary of the detailed audit
report is published in today's is
sue of the Herald, and copy of
the audit is on file at the office
of Superintendent B. N. Barnes
and at the Herald.
Auditor Cooke notfed that the
county treasurer owed the Kings
Mountain school district a total
of $11,231.46, part from the cur
rent expense per capita account
($5,106.18) and part from the cap.
ital outlay per capita account
($6,125.28), but said the city dis
trict had been overpaid $12.97 by
the treasurer from the district
tax supplement and $5.49 by the
county superintendent on the debt
service per capita account. He
noted that these figures do not
appear in thte assets - liabilities
Mr. Cooke also praised the
school superintendent for his re
cord - keeping as follows: "The
records in the office of the super
intendent arts well kept and in
commendable condition. It isevi*
dent that iauch. diligence is given
to th* proper distribution and
Tttr report shows . that the
?Aools maintain lit hiifcikHiu
deemed adequate, and reported
the total bonded indebtedness of
the district at $12,000.
At the end of the year Junto 30,
the district schools showed the
following cash balances: current
expense fund, $23,906.95; capital
outlay fund $42,706.27; debt ser
vice futid, $2?73.42; current
funds, $69,4Su64; special bond
During i<>r>3.r>4 Bhs Moun
tain city administrative unit re
ceived in local funds $233,00959,
Including the $137,957.47 balance
carried over from fHMoot
fiscal year. Major portion of the
actual receipts of $85,112.12 cams
from tax sources, $33,70234 from
county tax for school purposes,
another $19,319.31 from the spe
cial district tax, and %tmm
from bond monies. Churchi .- sup- !
plied $4,241.53 for the school Bible
tanrhWup ttregnm while
school lunch program supplement
'"<? spent a of
$102,40154, Major expenditures
included $37,117.06 for instrue- 1
tlonal salaries and more than I
$37,000 for purchase of sites and l
improvements to existing build'
ings. Maintenance ?t planis
$14,744.51, and debt service coat
|J|Mfal tMpife jMMpl activities
accounts Mowed actual receipts
of $41306.49 against Income of
$41,831.78, and with a yearand
balance due to a prior year
simWM^Jjtat ^football ^receipts
ELECTED ? Dr. D. T. Hord, Jr.,
Kings Mountain dentist was e
lected junior grand master of
the North Carolina chapter of
Pst Omega dental fraternity at
the annual convention at Chapel
Hill last Saturday. Dr. Hord at
tended the meeting.
Gas Line Walk
Said On Schedule
Construction ot the city's na
tural gas distribution system is
going well and virtually on sche
dule, Public Works Superinten
dent SL-C. Nicholson said Wed
nesday.'- _ .-f;;
Currently, the gas system con
traction firm is completing work
on the transmission line from
York Road cut-in point and is also
preparing for testing installations
already completed in the "first
section", which includes lints
from Battleground avenue east,
in the southeast sector of the dty.
Mr. Nicholson said the city ex
pects to be ready to accept gas
from the Transcontlnal Pipeline
by January 15, as required in the
Federal Power Commission order
granting the city a natural gas
Held On Friday
Funeral rites for Albert Ham
rick, 83, promlnergt retired farm
er, were held last Friday after
noon at 2:30 at Patterson Grove
Baptist church, with interment
following in the church cemetery.
Mr. Hamrick. a native of Cleve
land county, died at his home at
6 o'clock Thanksgiving morning.
He had been in declining health
for six * years. He was a son of
the late Elphus and Mary Car
Mr. Hamrick was known to stev
eral generations of Kings Moun
tain citizens as the genial host
of Hamrick Springs, as his home
was known, a popular picnicking
ground for many years for
church aftd other groups.
Mr. Hamrick is survived by his
wife, the former Amanda Hen
drick, two sons, Tom Hamri9k
and Sam Hamrick, both of Kings
Mountain; four daughters, Mrs.
Paul Cuberson, of Tryon, Mrs. B.
G, Wood, Kannapolis, Mrs. Lamar
Cline, Waco, and Mrs. Bob Byrd.
Brevard; a brother, Clteophus
Hamrick, Kings Mountain; a sis
ter, Mrs. W. B. MvSwain, Lan
drum, S. C.; and a half-sister,
Mrs. J. C. Cabiness, of Lattimore.
Eight grandchildren also survive.
The body lay in state at the
church for an hour prior to the
final rites, which were conducted
by Rev. J. J. Thomburg, the pas
tor, and Rev. John Suttle. Mr.
Hamrick was a member of the
Patterson Grove church.
Active pallbearers were David
Hamrick, Ben Hamrick, H. C.
Cabiness, Defay Costner, Hal
Hendrick, and C. S. Hendrick.
.Honorary pallbearers wtere
S. War?,'fTa?* Ware, W. A. Wtt
liama, L M. Allen. Sr.. and J. Bun
Funeral rites for Mrs. Martha
Bell Lovelace, 74, were conducted
Wednesday at 3 p. m., from Oak
Grove Baptist church, interment
following in the church cemetery.
Rev. Hoyle B. Alexander and
Rev. C. C. Crowe officiated.
Mrs. Lovelace died Tuesday
morning ,at 1:45 a. m. at her
home on route one after an ill
ness of three weeks. A native of
Cleveland county, she was the
widow of Monroe Lovelace and a
daughter of the late Jonas and
Nita Camp Bell. She was a mem
ber of Oak Grove Baptist church.
Surviving are two daughters,
Mrs. Will Watterson and Mrs.
Frank C. Ware, both of Kings
Mountain, a foster son, Culp
Ford, Shelby, five brothers, t>. A.
Bell, L?e Bell, Dick Bell, and Sam
Bell, ail of Kings Mountain, and
T. R. ^ell, of Shelby, and two
sisters. Mrs. ESam McSwain and
Mrs, William Wright, both of
Thirteen grandchildren and
ten great - -grandchildren also
Johnnie Littlejohn, son of Mr.
and Mrs. C. H. Littlejohn, was
graduated from King's Busi
ness College, Charlotte, on No
vember 17, after completing a
course in Junior accounting.
He is continuing his study at
the business school in senior
KINGS MOUNTAIN PARADE ENTRANT ? L. A.
Love, of Charlotte, will rid? his white horse. Sir
Charles Allen. Jr.. In next Wednesday's Christmas
opening parade here. Merchants association offi
clals report a record entry, list in the parade, j
which formally opens the Christmas shopping
season here. Mr. Love is vice-president and gen- I
eral manager of Queen City Coach Company.
Yule Glub Checks
To 53S Members
First. National Bank mailed
1954 Christmas Club checks tor
tallng $40,400 to 543 members
Tuesday, and concurrently an
nounced opening of Its 1955
Christmas Savings Club with pre
dictions that total membership,
as well as volume of savings,
would increase considerably in
the coming year.
? The checks for 1954 were dated
Tne payments this week mark
ed completion of the fourth con
secutive Christmas club 'and
marked thfe fourth consecutive
year that total payments had in
President Frank R. Summers
gave these figures for the prior
three years: 1951 payments, $6,
215; 1952 payments, $21,495; 1953
Thte 1955 club officially opens
Monday, but applications for
membership and first payments
piMKalready being aeoepted.
As indications of increased par
ticipation in the 1955 club. Presi
dent Summers noted that 60 em
ployees of Mauney Hosiery Com
pany completed 1954 member
ships in full. Already, he said, 109
hive joined the new club, "Includ
ing virtually all the 1954 mem
Mr. Summers said he had talk
ed with a numbter of members of
the 1954 club recently and the
frequent remark is, "If I hadn't
belonged to the club I would not
have had this money ready for
He said a great amount of the
total of $40,400 will go Into the
stream of commerce for Christ
mas gifts, but that some members
are using the. club savings for
other purposes. One member said
his Christmas club check would
complete his home mortgage pay
ments, while another said his
check would clear a number of
open accounts at various firms,
Mr. Summers reported.
"We invite ill citizens to Join
H|f ior>r> Christmas Club now
opening," Mr. Summers Said.
"The principal purpose U to en
courage regular savings fo give
the members ample Christmas
shopping ruf.fi,; ?
tfMplan, a member a
grees to pay from 50 cents to five
dollars weekly Into the club for
a 50- week period. ^
Firemen were called Saturday
night around 6:05 to the home
9t A. P. Martin to ?ctincuish
an oil stove blaze, Ted "Gamble,
fireman, reported. On Monday
around 10:30 a. m. on Y?ffc
road, Mr. Gamble reported, fire
men extinguished a blaze oc
curring in a Ford tractor. ^ :i
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Merchants Are Open
All Day Wednesdays
Kings Mountain merchants '
are now open on a full six-day
week schedule, which they will
continue through the Christ
mas shopping season.
The city's retailers suspend
annually their Wednesday af
ternoon half . holidays from
Thanksgiving to Christmas to
accommodate Christmas shop
The retailers will resume
their half - holidays on Decem
Chief Hugh A. Logan, Jr.,
reminded motorists that the
city parking meters will be.
checked for over - parking by
the meter officer on Wednesday
afternoons, until merchants re
sume Wednesday afternoon
First Baptist Group
Dr. M. A. Huggins, Executive
secretary of the North Carolina
Baptist Convention, was the
speaker at the regular Wednes
day worship service at First Bap
?The speaker spoke on the "Nine
Year Program of the North Caro
lina Baptist convention".
Wednesday night was the first
time the state executive had visit
ed the Kings Mountain church.
Board To Meet
Thle city boaid of commission
ers will convene at 8 o'clock
Thursday night at .City Hall for
the regular monthly meeting.
City Clerk Joe Hendrick said
Wednesday the agenda was brief,
with only a few items listed for
consideration. Among them are
discussion on conversion of the
city's coal-fired boiler for use of
Last weekend's steady and
sometimes heavy i*ains material,
ly alleviated Kings Mountain's
water shortage. .
However, the city is still cau
tious and is pumping the Gold
Mine shaft to the extent of its
now-low supply, E. C. Nicholson,
superintendent of public works,
said Wednesday. The Gold Mine
shaft was pumped dry several
weeks ago and since that time has
furnished water for the city only
on alternate days. Mr. Nicholson
said that this pumpage would be
continued until more rain arrive.
The city has stopped pumping
from the new auxiliary reservoir
on Davidson Creek, ; and water
level of the reservoir is going
up by approximately four inches
per day. Mr. Nicholson continued.
Meantime, with the rains and
auxiliary pumpage plus lower
consumption of water, the York
Koad reservoir level Is up by 18
inches. Streams serving this
source which dried completely
during the long drought are now
Duties At Bank
Richard S. Lennon assumed his
new duties as vice-president and
cashier of First National Bank
Tha Mullins, S. C? banker has
moved Into the residence at 108
East Ridge street, formerly oc
cupied by his predecessor, L. E.
Abbott, and his family will join
him here within a few weeks.
Mr. Lennon comes to Kings
Mountain after more than two
decades of banking" service, the
past ten years at the Bank of
Mullins and the prior 11 years at
the Bank of Rowland, North Car
olina. He was cashier of the Mul
lins institution when he resigned
to sucdeed Mr. Abbott here.
He has been active in civic af
fairs and In the activities of the
South Carolina Bankert astfocia
tl6n. He is a Presbyterian.
Mr. Abbott left Kings Moun
tain October 15 to become an of
ficer of the Bank of Gaffney, S,
Kings Mountain City Directory Now
In Sight, Optimist President Says
Prospects are good that the Op
tlml?t Club effort to obtain pub
lication of a Greater Kings Moun
tain city directory win be success
ful, President Neal Grlssom re
ported this week.
Mr. Grlssom said Kings Moun
tain Industrial and business firms
have contracted for advertising
tn the directory to a sum ef $1,700
against a minimum requirement
of . $2,500. He said he hoped to
complete the advertising sales
work this weektend.
Census work ( on obtaining the
information for the directory,
which will list alphabetical^
every individual and business
firm In the Kings Mountain area,
a numerical telephone guide, an
alphabetical strctet guide, a buy
er's guide and a classified busi
ness directory, is scheduled to be
gin in January with delivery of
the directories to follow next
Directories will sell for $25.
"The Optimist Club has been
highly gratified at the response
to appeal for support of the Grea
ter Kings Mountain city direc
tory," Mr. Grlssom said. "Many
have commented on the need for
a directory which should prove
an advantage to many different
types of business. We feci that
our goal is in sight and expect
to complete this phase of the
work this weekend."
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Sar.ta Claus cornc* to town for
a public appearance next Wed
nesday afternoon, and record
crowds arc expected In Klnps
Mountain for a record-size Christ
mas opening parade sponsored by
the Kings Mountain Merchants as
soclation in cooperation with nu
merous other civic, industrial, and
Sam Collins and Fred Plonk, in '
charge of the parade details, an
nounced yesterday that more than
20 units are already entered |n
the parade, with many more ex
The parade will begin at '1:30.
Five high school bands and nu
merous floats have been entered.
The bands include Kings Moun
tain, ChCrryviile, Shelby, Gas- .
tonla and Dallas high schools,
Line Oi March
Following is the line of
march for next Wednesday's
Christmas. parade, beginning at
4:30 p. m., after forming on
West Gold street: Gold street
to Railroad avenue, north on
Railroad avenue to King street,
cross overhead bridge and east
to Piedmont avenue then south
on Piedmont to Mountain
street, west on Mountain to
Battleground avenue, and
south on Battleground to Gold
street dispersal point.
while floats listed on the parade
line-up include those of Queen
City Coach Company, winner of
the Carolinas Carrousel competi
tion, Lance, Inc., "Grrfckei? Ex
press", Sunrise Dairy, Coca-Cola,
Burlington Mills and Mauney
| Mills. , In addition to the Mer
chants association's Santa Claus
Other units of the parade will
feature high school queens from
Kings Mountain, Bessemer City.
Bethware, Grover and Waco,
units of the Kings Mountain Na
tional Guard company, units of
the Boy Scouts and Girl Scout
organizations, church musical
groups, and Davidson school.
Lon Love, general manager of
Queen City Coach Company, will
appear in cowboy attire on his
white stallion, and a double-deck
Queen City bus will also be in
City electricians are completing
this week the annual job of hang
ing Christmas lights in the busi
ness district, and the Merchants
association is also planning erec
tion of its newly - purchased na
tivity scene, scheduled for display
on the lawn of Jacob S. Mauney
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Lavonne Lindsay, Kings Moun>
tain high school junior, was de
clared winner of the Junior
Chamber of Commerce Voice of
Democracy contest held Tuesday
morning at Central school.
Miss Lindsay, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Clyde Lindsay, of W.
Gold street, will receive the Voice
of Democracy medal and a cash
award of ten dollars. A recording
of her winning speech will be
sent in to the state chairman of
the Jaycee contest for determin
ing the North Carolina winner,
who will compete In January for
national honors and prizes.
Other contestants Tuesday were
Mike Houser, Carolyn Brown,
Donald Hord and Nick Smith.
Contest judges were Mrs. M. A.
Ware, Rev, Phil Shore and John
L*wis. Faculty advisors were
Miss Helen Logan and Douglas
Miss Lindsay's winning speech
was a clever analogy of the ideo
logies of freedom versus commu
nism delivered in terms of a foot
ball game. It will be broadcast at
a later date over Radio Station
Contest judges agreed that It
was a very close contest and a
difficult decision to pick a win
ner. "All five students did an ex
cellent Job," they said.
G. A. Munson general man
ager of Lithium Corp. of Amer
ica's Bessemer City plant, is
scheduled io speak to the Ju
nior Chamber of Commerce at
Its regular meeting at Maso
nic Hall Tuesday night at 7
p. m. In continuance of the
club's "local industry" pro
gram series, President Wilson
Griffin has announced. Offici
als of Foote Mineral Co. pre
sented the program On Novem
ber 16. -