1948 - Kuester Dies
May 18, 1948 - While planning this year's "Meck Dec" Day celebration, Charlotte loses its most enthusiastic promoter. Clarence Kuester dies of a heart attack. LeGette Blythe's play, "Shout Freedom," will be performed in Kuester's memory as citizens remember Mecklenburg's 1775 Declaration of Independence. But nothing can ever replace the man lovingly nick-named "Booster Kuester."