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Kings Monntain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 76 No. 45
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, November 11, 1965
In Poor Condition
In Flash lire
RESIGNS — Kev. H. L. RcaneS,
pastor of First Baptist church,
has resigned to accept the pas-
tctoie of Jomes Island Boptist
church in Charleston, S. C.
Rev. 13. L. Raines, pastor of
First Baptist church since Jum
lu59, will become pastor Oi
James Island Baptist church ol
Charleston, S. C. on Decembe*
Mr. Raines announced his re
'i^nation to members of tho 515
rnc.rbor church hei'C at Sunday '
Tho Raines’ came to King-:
Mountain June 1, 1959 anc
-round was broken the following
Sunday for the building of the
m*w church on West King street
^he building wa^ occupied ii'
1960 with educational space
660 and a church chapel ar
commodating 450. The church
has grown from 444 members in
T.)r)9 to 515, employed a full-time
music education director in 19G3
has completely graded choirs foi
all a'j:es; and a kindergarten
with a staff of three and an en-
roli.Tcnt of 41, operated simul
tancously with the school year
Dining the past year First Baj
list church operated under
l»udgct of $58,252 and met all it.
A graduate of Long Creek
Baptist Academy of Westmins
t('r. S. C., Mr. Raines holds an
A.B. from Furman Universit
a id was a mom er of the first
graduating class in 19.54 at South
eastorn Baptist Seminary. He
did graduate work at Alabama
prdylcohnic Institute, Duke Uni
\rrsity and attended New Or
Ilefore called to the ministry
George Starr, Central school
januor, re.xalns in very poor
condition after suffering seveie
oums in a fiash fh'e at the of-
cc of schools Superintendent B.
N. Barnes early last Thursday
Starr, in the office for routine
cleaning duties, noticed that a
^rate nre started earlier by
.daintcnanceman Merle Seism
appeared to be going out. He
.ound .some duplicator flu*d,
vnich he thought to be kerosene
a the neighboring office. When
.le doused the embers with the
fluid, fire flashed out Igniting
Starr, seeking to put out the
flames, ran out the back of th*
-ui-aiiig, where he was met by
Joe Leo Woodw*ard, schools at
lendance officer, who tore off
Starr’s burning clothes. Wood
ward put his own coat arounc
.>tarr and rushed him to the
When Miss Alice Averitt,
caching consultant, arrived .
few minutes later, she found the
-loor and of Barnes’ office bum-
ng and teat out the fire with c
Starr suffered severe burns a
>out the eyes, mouth, legs, arm
Dr. Frank Sinoox„ one o.'
Uarr’s attending physicianr
Wednesday said Starr is in pool
'ondition, adding “as is typica
for a patient so severely bum
Fire damage to tho superinter
tent'# office was minor in con
*>8^800, With scaled palht. an^
imoke damage in addition to th
burned floor and desk.
Woodward was given first air’
-eatment at the hospital fo*
Stadium Architects Given Go-Ahead
PROMOTED » Bichond K. Me-
Macklxt, Kings Mountain na-
Uve, has been promoted to os-
sistant secretary of Wochovia
Bank & Trust Company of
Richard K. -McMackin, Kings
Mountain native, has been elect
ed assistant secretary of VVa-
:hDvia Bank and Trust Company
Son of Mr. anu Mrs. W. L. Mc
Mackin, Mr. McMackin is super-
/isor of accounting and servicing
n the mortgage loan department.
Associated with Wachovia since
960, he was a senior accountant
n the general accounting depart-
nent and a supervising examin-
r in the audit department before
oining the mortgage loan de^
lartment earlier this year.
He is a graduate of Lenoir
Ihyne college and a memicer of
the Winston-S<alem Chamber of
.’ommerce and the official board
f Ardmore Methodist church.
He and his wife, the former
\.nne DllUng of Kings Mountain,
iside with their family in Wins-
Promotions and advitneements
>ere anilotmced by JOhn i*, WaV
ngton, Jr., president, following
\e quarterly meeting of the
ank’s board of directors.
Revival services are in pro
■ress at Patterson Grove Ba»-
ist church. Rev. Richard Plyle'
oastor, has announced.
Rev. Charles Carter, pastor o'
"he 1350 member First Baptie
-‘hurch of Cherryville, is visitin'
'pcaker. Mr. Carter is a nativ
''f Toccoa. Georgia and was edi
'ated at the Stephens Count*
’ligh school, Mercer Universit*
md Southern Baptist Theolog'
’al Seminary. He held pastorate*
'n Georgia and Kentucky befor
hc'‘’fervrd''for"fivc years on'thf i'oming to North Carolina,
high yotioM faculty of : on.fi 1 In 1963 he was commisslont''
Cjeck Baptist Acacler.y a n ri | •> Kentucky Colonel by Govemo
Hcrvccl as dean of boys during ! Combs and in 19^
lhat period, lie has served pa j i Whitesburg s, Kentucky, ‘'Ma-
^ . . Qf the Year”. He is married an<
The condition of George W. Al
an, Jr., formerly of Kings
fountain, was reported “much
mproved” Wednesday by his fa
ler-in-law, L. P. Stowe.
Mr. Allen underwent an oper-
tion for removal of a brain tu-
lor and remains hospitalized at
*re.si':ytorian hospital in New
'ork. Mr. Stowe says he is able
0 be out of bed some and can
se the telephone He is under-
oing treatment and will be hos
ilalized for somtime.
Mrs. Stowe. In Huntsville, Long
'sland, since her son-in-law's
operation, is expected to return
\ome Monday. Mrs. Allen is the
‘ormer Betsy Stowe.
iftra'cs in Laurens, Saluda and
Wac amsw A.‘'soclation in South
Carolina and from 1953 59 was
pastiT of Rocky Hook Baptist
< hin\-4i in Chowan Association in
Kdenton, at one time the larges
rural B.aptiKt church in the state.
Ellc ha.s served as president of
Wxo i)astor’.; conferences, on sev
eral Papl'st State Convention
lomniitlfv'.s and has bet'U active
in tile Kings Mountain Minister
Raines is a native of An-
deiMjn, S. C. and holds an A.B.
degree from Winthrop college.
The Haines are parents of four
chihii'cn, Margaret, Karen, Hen
ry and Broadus.
Addresses Of Those
For several weeks the Ro
tary Club has been seeking the
names and addresses of men
from the Kings Mountain area
who arc serving overseas as
signments in the armed forces
or in the peace corps.
•To dale, they have 24 names
of those serving in thi.s capac
ity. In the wake of adverse
criticisms and demonstrations,
ihe mem '.ors of tho Club want
these people who are serving in
the cause of world freedom to
know lhat thy are supporting
them in their efforts,” club
Those whl) know of others
who are serving in this capaei-
tv, should give their names and
addresses within the next w'eok
to D. R Smith. 701 Marion
» Sircet. 739-2212; Robert H. Go
forth, 305 West Gold Street,
7.39-29G7; The Rev. Charles W.
Easley, 200 Nm’th Piedmont
Avenue, 739-5113; The Rev.
Howard R. Jordan, P. O Box
the father of two children.
The services are nightly at "■
o’clock. Mr. Carter will bring th'
messages nightly through Satur
Sunday is Harvest Day at Pat
terson Grove and the goal har
been set at $2,100.
The congregation hopes to "o
^ over the $25,000 mark for their
building fund and the public is
i invite<l to the services, the pas-
i tor continued
I High School Principal Harry
Jaynes and Central Principal R.
i G. Franklin were in Asheville
j November 3 and 4 to attend the
I annual meeting of state school
Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Dc
partment will sponsor a barbecue
chicken supper for benefit of the
club building fund, Saturday from
5 until 7:30 p.m. att the depart
ment headquarters in the Bethle
Tickets arc now on sale at
Members of the Auxiliary to
the Department will also sell
homemade cakes, pies, and other
baked goods and those furnish
ing the goodies are asked to
bring them to the department
building prior to 5 p.m.
Valued At S450
TWO Central Elementary slu
dents are without their band in
struments and are in hook $450
if the brand new cornet and E-
:\ai alto saxophone are not
found, City Schools Band Instruc
tor Joe Redden said yesterday.
The instruments, rented by
Steve Laney and Buddy Horn,
were stolen from a closet in Miss
Odessa Black’s classroom some
time Tuesday evening. The cul
prits apparently opened a win
dow on the ground floor to gain
entrance to the second floor
Ransacking the closet, they
threw coatB^ and other items
from it. apparently smoked two
filler-tip cigarettes by lighting
one matcli before leaving, Mr,
They did not fake one brand
!ie\v sa;HH>^one which was also
In the room.
Buddy-llorn's King Cornet is A
Cleveland model with Serial No.
170245. Stevfe Laney’s E-Flat Alto
Sax is also a Cleveland model
with Serial No. 171079. They are
both gold-}acquered and new.
Th6 horn Is valued at ^150 and
the saxophone is valued at $300.
Bands Instruments are not In
sured by the schools.
Mr. Hedden said persons with
any information about the
whereabouts of the Instruments
are asked to contact him or Cea-
tral Principal R, G. Franklin.
lltesday night to conduct, a pub
Uc hearing on November 23 on a
request by CraftKpmi Yarns, Inc.,
to rezone from resldehtlal to In
dustrial use ^signatlon two lots
The lots, Nos. TOC A and 106 B,
front 7^^et on Linwood road,
averag#' 201 feet in depth, and
are adjacent to Craftspun prop
The zoning board has recom
mended that the Craftspun re
quest be approved.
In other actions at the regular
November meeting, the board:
1) Voted to lease for a year
the City street vacant property
of George W. Mauney for equip
ment storage at $25 per month
(The Mauney property is across
the street from the city garage.)
2) Voted to invite bids on No
vember 23 for a motor grader and
c^ for the police department
Bids on the motor grader are in
vited with consideration for
trade-in, while the police car
purchase is to be outright
3) Voted to accept a deed from
W. K. Mauney, Jr., for Ruppe
Street, a 50-foot street from East
Gold to Owens street.
StTtlDSkrB LEARN RRICS-LAYING — No less than 28 students are learning brick masonry at
Kings BiOhatain hSgb Khool. Brick-Urying is a new course in vocotionol education being offered
Ibis ^ 4>6th Kings Mountain ond Compoct high schools. The picture shows class members
gettii^. instnictton in the course tought by James Poston. Other vocational education courses in-
dude ofiiculture tmd hdme econ<»nie8. Combination school and on-the-Job training is provided
in the distributive education and industrial cooperative training programs.
ICT Aids Student, Employer;
Adult Education Promoted
' Architect - engineers for the
: projected John Gamble Stadium
att Kings Mountain high school
i were authorized Tuesday to com
plete revision of plans designed
to pare construction costs and to
invite bids as quickly as possible.
Carl F. Mauney and Charles
Neisler, co-chairmen of the stadi
um fund - raising committee, met
with members of the board of
! education, school officials and
I representatives of the archltec-
! tural firm, F. Grier Morrison &
I Associates, of Charlotte, at lunch
The Morrison representative
outlined a plan whereby the ac-
I qucduct designed to contain the
; stream flowing through the pro-
I posed stadium site would be re-
j designed—with what he thought
would result in a 50 per cent .sav
ing on this particular installa
Meantime, the board of educa
tion also authorized invitation tc
bid in several categories, includ
ing grading and drainage, stadi
um seating, and electrical and
When bids were invited last
spring, only one or "turnkey” bid
was asked. Result was that the
total cost would have approxi
mated $145,OCX), some $65,000 over
the $80,OCX) contributions sought
for constructing a 4,000'Seat sta*
Meantime, contributions and
pledges have topped $83,000,
Treasurer Charles Harry III has
Highway Department To Be-Suivey
US 74 Tiaffic; Aim Bettei Flow
Mayor John Henry Moss told
the board of commissioners
Tuesday night he had asked the
Traffic Engineering department
of the State Highway commission
to re-survey traffic on U. S. 74
through Kings Mountain with
aim to speed traffic flow.
Mayor Moss said the traffic
engineering department had rec
ommended changing length of
traffic signal lights from 40 sec
onds to 60 seconds, which had
brought complaints from some
citizens who feel the change
proved detrimental to traffic
The Mayor said he had also
asked the state officials to con
sider marking of left turn lanes
on King street.
The state officials have agreed
to conduct the survey, he added.
Meantime, he reported that the
division engineer, W. W. Wyke
has forwarded to the traffic en
gineering department the city’s
recent request for installation of
a traffic signal light at the in
tersection of Country Club road
and W. King street (Country
Club road now connects directly
with Phifer road.)
Meantime, Tuesday night, on
receipt of a petition by 53 citi-
zen.s for In.stallation of a traffic
signal light at the corner of Or!
cntal avenue and East King, the
commission voted to refer this
request to the state traffic engi
Meantime, the Mayor reported
a study, with commission ap
proval, is underway to determine
means of Improving traffic safe
ty at all the five in-city school
To Sing Opeiette
The Kings Mountain h i g 1
school Mixed Chorus will pre
sent the operetta, "Cherrie o
Cherokee Road”, next Thursda:
evening, November ISth, in Cen
Curtain time is 7:30 p.m.
A cast of 10 will portray ir
song and dance the story of t
young girl trying to find he
way home. Teresa Jolly has thi
title role of Cherrie and Jerr:
Ledford has the lead male roh
of Alan O'Day, young owner oj
Feudal Rock Ranch. Supporting
roles are played by Gaither Bum
gardner, Freda Conner, Libby
Alexander, Reg Alexander, Bec
ky Dixon, Ronnie Burton. Paul
Farris and Harry Fortenberry.
Tickets are on sale at $1 for
adults and 50 cents for students.
Leuiied Trades, -
Aim of ‘ vocational education,
.n Kings Mountain high scho3i
and elsewhere, is to providt
training in skills to above aver
age bo>’S and girls who do not
plan to go to college.
This is the statement of Fred
Withers, in an address a». the
Kings Mountain Lions club Tues
Mr. Withers is coordinator of
Kings Mountain high scliool’s in
iustrial cooperative training
>rogram, now in its second year.
Under the ICT program, a co
operative venture b e t v' e e n
ichool, student and business
firm, the school provides "book
nstruction”, via general and
specific textbooks, while the slu-
lent gels onthe-jo'b training
and pay) from a part-time em-
*T consider myself an cm-
loyee of my students’ employ-
'rs’ as well as of the schools,”
Mr. Withers noted.
He noted that, nationally, on-
'y &40 first grade enrollees are
■‘xpeoted to finish college.
Mr, Withers reported first-
•ear results as quite good, with
Imoct all of last year's class
lot out-of-sehool as gainfully
'mployed in the course for wliich
hey trained. He also added that
he 25 enrollees earned $20.CXX)
He said thcie are 2S enrollees
this year,, noting, "We need more
Mr. Withers declared ICT can
nclude virtually any skill.
He said ICT, along with distri
butive etlucation f25 students
Turrcntly) brick masonry, agri-
nalture and home economics rep
resent the present offering of
vocational education iu the Kings
To Be Distributed
The three co'unty scliool dis
tricts are distributing via school
children to their parents 25,000
luestionnaire.-; designed to sur
vey demand for adult education
.n Cleveland County.
Shelby’s chapter of American
Association of Univei-sity Worn-
on are promoting the survey in
onior to aid the Cleveland In
dustrial Education Center, Mrs.
Lester Roark said Wednesday.
h ' i -
The "Operation Buddy" Vet
erans of World War I Auto Car
avan, en route Manteo to Mur
phy, called at the Kings Moun
tain Herald office Tuesday morn
Leading the carav’an were
Cindsey Swindell, of Elizabeth
City, state commander, and Ray
mond W. Jeffix^ys, of Raleigh,
chief-of-staff and past state com
They w'ere greeted b>* Mayor
John Henry Moss, Boa^ of Edu
cation Chairman George H.
Mauney and Editor Martin Har
Accompanying the leaders were
a group of members from Gas
tonia Barracks 621.
Commander Swindell said
Machine In Use
The city put. its new Icaf-
galhcriiig machine into opera
tion this week.
Mayor John Hwiry Moss
said the city sanitation depart
ment will use the suction-type
machine to gather leaves on
Tuesdays, Fridays and Satur
He asked that citizens pile
their leaves In the curb area.
Superintendent o f Public
Works Grady Yelton said Wed
nesday's rain proved no bar to
PRESIDENT » Sandra Wright
high school senior, has been
elected president of the KMHS
chapter of Vocationol Industrial
Club of America. The program
is in its second yeor here.
In Second Year
With tho election of new offi
cers, the Vocational Industrial
(Hub of Amoric'a (VICA) is now
in its second year at Kings
Mountain high school.
The club officers for Industrial
Cooperative Ti'ahiing (I.C.T.)
are: Sandra Wright, president;
ciUties. (Currently undoi*way | grads to veterans pensions and
here is a class in commercial j veterans* hospital sendees,
fl-oral arrangements.) | The Manteo-to-Murphy cara-
Mrs. Roark noted that adult • van w’as designed as a member-
education courses are offered in ;ship pi'oinotion and has the en-
both academics and trades. jdorsement of Governor Dan K.
General education courses be- ! Moore,
ing offered range from food dol- i Gastonians accompanying the
lar management, to conversa- ; caravan were Commander E. I.
tional Spanish, and elementary
reading, willing and arithmetic.
Other courses are immediately
available in specKl reading, pho
tography, art, landscaping and
in preparation of income tax re
Trade courses are divided into
long-term (one year), such as
architectural drafting, auto me
chanics, practical nursing, and
welding, and shoin term, such as
Coffey, Adjutant Hoke J. Han
na, Quartermaster Leland Alex
ander, Dr. A. A. Heh, member
ship chairman, and J, S. Hager-
State Adjutant Jeffries noted
the organization membership
card has on its reverse side, ”We
support U. S. policy in Viet
Nam”—also emblazoned on the
caravan car chauffeured by Mrs.
use of slide rule, brick laying.
PhilUp Russ. \irc - president; | small engines, power sewing and | ClOSe
Wayne Odell, second vice-prosi- w'aitress sor\’ia\
A so-called learning lab, for
high school dropouts who wish
to complete work for high school
diplomas, will oix>n this week.
Classes will be offered mornings.
dent; Larry Bumgardner, secre-
tar>’: Ann Putnam, treasurer;
and Ken Wilson, editor (report-
The club officers for the brick
laying department are: Mike j afternoons and evenings.
Winders, president; Phillip
I Wright, vice - president; Bill
I Weaver, second vice-president;
Johnny Parker and Harold Far-
Continued On Pago 8
Request is made that tho ques
tionnaires be completed and re
turned quickly. Mrs. Roark said
it is anticipated that registration
Continued On Page 8
Fruit Cake Sale
The Kings Mountain Lions
•tlub launched its annual fruit
'lake sale for benefit of the blind
The club is again offering the
oopular Claxton three • pound
cake for $3. Both light and dark
cakes are available.
Proceeds from the sale are
used by the Lions to aid the
blind and also those with sight
(^ene Timms and Howard Bry
ant are co-chairmen of the an
nual cake sale.
Other members of the commit
tee are Edwin Moore, George Di*
acou, an4 Warren BurgesA
Many Events At Schools Emphasize
Himnal American Education Week
Numerous events this week in
the schools of the Kings Moun
tain district are calling attention
to the nation-wide observance of
American Education Week.
The theme, "Invest In Learn
ing”, is being featured in store
window exhibits, in radio pro
grams via Station WKMT, and
in school assembly programs. In
addition, schools are holding
open house for parents and
Miss Lora.vne Dinguess, co-or-
dinator for Health Careers Hos
pital District II, will be featured
speaker at Thursday (tonight’s)
Bethware school P-TA meeting
at 7:30 in Bethware auditorium.
She will sh.>w an eight-minute
film to highlight her remarks.
Grady How*ard, Kings Mountain
hospital administrator, will pi'o-
sent Mi.>s Dinguess and E. J.
Evans’ sixlh grade will render
special music under direction of
Mrs, W. K. Crook. Rev. Richard
Plyler, P-TA president, invites
all members and parents of
Bethware students to attend.
West school P-TA is sponsor
ing a big barbecue from 11 a.m.
Continued On Page 8
On Two Holidoys
Kings Mountain retailers will
close Thursday, Nov. 25th,
Thanksgiving Day, and Satur
day, December 25th, Christmas
Day, the merchant board of di
rectors voted 'Tuesday at the
regular monthly meeting of the
Announcement will be forth
coming on store closing sched
ules prior to Christmas as well
as announcement of whether
stores w'ill take a New Year’s
Faille To Speak
At Oah View
Re\'. Bobby Faille, missionary
to British West Indies, will be
guest speaker at both the morn
ing and evening services Sunday
at Oak View Baptist church.
Mr. Faille will fill the pulpit
at the 11 a.m. worship hour and
at the 7 p.m. evening service,
Rev. Curtis Bundy, pastor, said.
"We invite the interested
community to hear this man of
God,” Mr. Bundy cointinuedi