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Kinqs Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL. 76 No. 47
Kings Mountain, N. C,, Thursday, November 25, 1965
PRICE TEN CENT
United Fund Gifts At One-Thii
PRESENTATION — David M. Neill, left obove, is pictured presenting a portrait of his late father
to Pctul M. Neisler, Sr„ chairman of the board of First Union National Bank. The portrait of the
fourth president of First Notional Bank, B. S, Neill, Sr^ will be hung in the directors' conference
room at the bank. Mr. Neill subsequently became senior vice-president and choirman of the board
of directors when First National merged with First Union Nctionol of North Carolina. (Photo by
Hugh Smith, Duke Power
Sub Station employee who suf
fered burns in an accident re
cently. Is improving, members
of his family said yesterday.
Mr. Smith is a patient in Kings
^ Ytai LIGHTS
MNcw “Seasons Greetings” at
East and West entrances
to the city on U. S. 74 were be
ing installed by the city elec
trical crew this week as part
of the community's Christmas
GIFTS TcTviET NAM
Mrs. Annie Ruth Hunter, [
whoso serviceman husband is ;
hi'ading up an appeal for
clothing and toys for Viet Nam
orphans, said yesterday that
rospwnse to the appeal has
Wins Safety Honor
Parking rheter receipts for
the week ending Wednesday at
noon totaled $2:i0.60, including
$140.10 from on stret't meters, j
559..50 from fines and $21 from
off-street meters. City Clerk
Jw McDaniel reported.
PERMIT ISSUED |
Lander Short was issued a I
building permit Friday to al- |
tar a one-story building on !
Walker street at estimat(‘d
cost of $1200^ Citv Clerk Joe j
H. McDaniel reported. i
Rev. Charles Easley’s sermon
topic Sunday at St. Matthew’s
Lutheran church will be. “Day
of Preparation". The Sacra
ment of Holy Communion will
INVITATION TO BID i
The City of Kings Mountain |
will roevive bids until 6:30 p.m.;
Tuesday, December 14. 1965 for;
the following equipment: I
t Mechanical Ditch Digger
Specifications may bo obtain- |
ed at the office of the City Clerk, i
The Mayor and Board of Com- |
mi.'J«ioners retains the right to:
accept or reject any and all bids.
Mis. Peeler's |
Mother Passes !
Final rit(\s for Mrs. Mabel
Flowe, 74, of Greensboro, mother
of Mrs. Draco Peeler of Kings
Mountain, will be held Friday at
2 p.m. from Forbls-Dick Memor
ial Chapel in Greensboro, inter
ment following in Chestnut Hill
cemetery jn Salisi.^ury.
Dr. Joseph Garrison and Rev.
Samuel Sox will officiate at the
Mrs. Flowe. widow of John F.
'Flowc, died Tuesday night in
Wesley Long hospital following
two months illness.
A native of Rowan County, she
was a imember of the Presbyter
ian Church of the Covenant and
[je Order of Eastern Star.
'lesudes her (laughter here,
Ls Flowe is survived by a
daughter, Mrs. F. H. Tunstall of
Gieensboro; four grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
One Oi Three I
To Win Bar j
Seventoeh Superior Stone Com
pany (|uafries ave received spe
cial recognition from the Nation
al Crushed Stone Association for
operating in 1964 without a dis
abling work injury.
In addition, three Superior
Slone quarries received the NCS-
A “Gold Bar" awards for operat
ing at least five consecutive
yeai's without a disabling injury.
They were among only seven
(juarries and m i n e -s from
throughout the country to re
ceive the “Gold Bar.”
“Gold Bar” awards were pre
sented to Superior Stone Com
pany’s Belgrade Quarry at Mays-
villc. Kings Mountain Quari'y at
Kings Mountain and Reidsvilli
Quany at Reidsville.
A(‘CMrding to NCSA, some 23*
(luarries and mines competed jr
the safety competition. Of the
tolal. 128 were cited for perfect
safety records in 196-1. The an
:iu.^I contest is based on safety
infi'rmation furnished by the U.
S. Bureau of Mines.
In addition lo Superior Stone’s
“GokI Bar" winners, the follow
ing (luarries were recognized fnr
their injury-free safety records:
Now Bern Quarry, New Bern'
Jamestown Quarry. Jamestown;
Neverson Quarry. Bailey; Hick
ory Quarry. Hickory; D.an Quar
ry. Martinez, Ga.; Knightviilc
Quairy, Knightdale; Garner
Quarry. Garner; Statesville Quar-
rv, Statesville; Pineville Quarry,
Pineville; Kinjs Mountain Quar
ry No. 2. Kings Mountain; Dan
ville Quarry, Danville, Va.; Gor-
; donsville Quarry. Gordonsvillo,
IVa.; '* oxington Quarry, Lexing-
' t(m, and Fountain Quarry, Foun-
i Superior St^nc Company is a
I constructive materials division
I of Martin Marietta Corp., and
! supplies crushed stone through-
I ojt the southeast from quarries
I m North Carolina. South Caro-
j lina. Virginia and Georgia. The
company’s main offic*es are lo
cated at Raleigh in the Superior
I Superior Stone’s safety direct-
! Or is Garland Midyette of Ra
leigh. who is assisted ‘cy W. H.
Hinshaw and Jim Cheshire, both
The Christmas shopping sea
son is officially underway in
Kings Mountain, with the ma
jority of merchants having sus
pended the Wednesday afternoon
half-holidays until after Christ
The business district Christmas
lights will be lighted on Tlianks-
giving night for the first time
and retailers reported increased
weekend sales as early gift-list
buyers began their work.
Continued On Page S
^ "'W '
so ¥oice Choir '
f b Present
Maiidei s Messiah
The 50-voice Cleveland County
-’hc«!aJ Society and t)io Chorus of
the University of North Carolina
at Ciiaiiolte will sing Handel’s
.Mcssiali”, 'luesday night at 8
p.m. at Kings Mountain Baptist
Harvey L. Woodruff will direct
the prcsenialion which wiil be
till' initial program of Chrjslmii.s
.tiusK’ in this area.
The c'ombined cJioir.s .^ang at
Failsion Bapti.‘-t churcli Sunday;
afternoon uhich was tlieir fir.st
of three performances in Cleve
land County. They will complete
heir program at Shelby Presby-
eriaii church Decernbei 5th at 3
Featured as soloists wdll bo
Delores Poov(‘y, soprano; Robert
'barter, tenor; Polly Willis, me/2o-
oprano; and Robert Decker, bari
The Christmas portion of "The
Me.s,viah ’. aho inc ludi s "Lift Up
Vour Head O Ye Gates” and "The
Mr. Woodruff, who has directed
he Cleveland County Choral So-
-‘.ety since iis founding in Oeto-
w 1962 under sponsorship of
-helby’s Cecelia Music club, is
lireeior of music at UNC-C. He
has directed choir clinics and
workshops throughout the South
east and maintains a private
studio in Charlotte. He is a ehar-
ter member and national officer
of the National Association of
Teachers of Singing" and holds
ictivr membership in the Ameri
can Choral Directors Association,
the Music Educators National
Conference, tlie Musii.* Tea*.’hers
National Association and Rotary
Accompanist is Mr.s. Robert
Carter, wife of the minister of
mu.sic and education at Shelby’s
Central Methodist ciiurch, an ac
complished organist and pianist.
She is a music graduate of Mor
ris Harvey college*, Chaileston.
In each of tiie throe programs
in the county the organist will
ot* Jo Ellen Carler. oi\ran st of
Central Methodist church where
the Cleveland County Choral So
ciety holds its weekl.v rehearsals.
(Shelby) Accompanist fnr the
last presentation, in Charlotte,
will 1)0 June Kelly, regular ac
companist for the CNC-G Chor
'rhr(»e of the soloists are mem-
bei's of the Cic\ eland County
Choral Society. All of tliem are
acinely associated with pro
grams of church music in their
communities. The mozzo-sDprano,
Polly Willis, is a member of the
choir of First Baptist church in
Co)itiuit''(l Oit Page H
DIRECTOR ~ Harvey L. Wood-
ruft will direct the Cleveland
County Choral Society and the
Chorus of UNC-C in Handel's
"Messiah", here Tuesday night
at Kings Mountain Baptist
Church services, hunting, and
plain old relaxation wdll be the
• irder of the day for 'nianksgiv-
ing in Kings Mountain.
Thanksgiving services will be
held Thursday morning in many
Kings Mountain churches, while
others held their special sendees
in connection with the regular ’ cler added.
Wednesday night prayer meet- j
Traditional breakfasts will be
sened at Kings Mountain Bap
tist church at 7:30, at Central
Methodist church at 7 a.m., and
at S a.m. at Boyce Memorial
ARP church. Morning worship
services will include Thanksgiv
ing Day Mass at 11 a.m. at
Christ the King Catholic church:
combined service of woi'ship by
Triniiy Episcopal church and St.
Andrew's Episcopal church at
10 a.m. at the Bessemer City
church; a 10 a.m. service al St.
Matthew’s Lutheran church; a
9 a.*T!. service at Kings M'»untain
Baptist church; a 7:30 a.m sei v-
ice at Boyce Memorial ' ARP
church and an 8:30 service at
Central Methodist church.
$7,000 In Hand
, Cash received and pledges on
the current y<eiar’s Kings Moon-,
tain United Fund campaign to-
taled slightly more than one-
third the budget or quota of
$20,656, co-chairmen Grady How
ard and El.T-ore Alexander re
M r. Alexander emphasized i
that the approximately $7,000 to-1
tal represents cash and pl(.*dges i
"in hand ’ with a largo numlx*r *
of ix*pons of solicitors yet to be,
"We feel the campaign is off
to a good start, considering the*
reports received at Monday ]
night’s meeting of UF volunteers, ■
Mr. Alexander commented, add
ing that the United Fund drive, i
is in fact, eight drives in one.
He in\*ited individuals not con
tacted by volunteers to make
their contribution by forwarding
gifts in care of Mrs. Helen Blan
ton, fund tn*asurer. First Union
“Eight worthw'liilo organiza
tions benefit from the 1966 Unit
ed Fund,’’ Mr. Al(*xander pointed
out, adding, “if for some reason
the budget is not met, each of
the eight budgeted JXHjuests
would (mean curtaining in work
the organizations are a de to
perform in our commimity."
Funds derived from the United
Fund campaign benefit these
participating organizat ions:
Kings Mountain Rescue Squad.
American Red Cross. Boy Scouts,
Girl Scouts, Kings Mountain
high school band, Jacob S. Mau-
ney Memorial (Library, Compact
high school band, and Kings
Mountain high school
NEW MINISTER — Rev. David
L. Costor will assume duties
here Dec. 1 os pastor of Resur
rection Lutheran church.
To Begin Duties
The R(>v I)a\id L. Castor will
begin his dutU*s as pa^^n^ of
Resurrection i-utheran Ciiuich
on December 1. Ih* \\A] deliver
hi? first sermon al the 11 o’cl-'ck
wx>rs]iip .ser\ict* on .Sunda>', De
“One gift via the United Fund ]
suffices for many”, Mr. Alexan- i
Pastor Casior is a graduate of
Choral Hu-joir Khy-ne eoli-v’e aiu! the
1 Lulhei’an Tiieological Southern
Seminary in Cr>lumbia, S. C.
Ho has served as pa-'^lor of St.
To Be Friday
Funeral rites for Geoi'ge Jun
ior Hope. 6S, will be held Friday
at 4 p.m. from Piedmont Bap
tist church, interment foll.jwing
in Mountain Rest eemeiery.
Mr. Hope suceumbi'd suddenly
of a heart attack Tuesday at
1:35 p.m. He dU*d about 20, fserves as
I Paul’s Lutlieran clmrcii. BurLng-
ton. N. C. and is pivsenily at
Philadelp.nia Luthei-an Ciiui’ch i.i
i Granite Falls. N. C. W1 :it' in
•Granite Falls in* has .!»
tin many connnuniiy a .
I He ha.s .ser. tnl as nf'.dd * f
the Granite Fall.'? .Mini.sii ;i.:I /■<
jsociali :n. He is a member oi
I board of direeleis of tiie C’d<i-
well County Chapter of the IL d
•Cross and a n .'m ei’of the!x):.r(l
; of directors of ilie Fnili )! Fund
of which he served -is cfK-hr.ir-
man for the RhM can'paign. He
is active in Hoy Scouting r.i 1
vico clviirman of ti:e
Piei:;.; '!.• J:.u !ng f-’r >ijs.
Ml!.' i ic ij. ot.. . ll.r ',ed
Aiih rn .rder in ih'* rlo'.tii ■ licr
hu‘n.uui. v\ai t.v* .;d n. eiiy
. eoide. t ■' -J M I’or-
iioon 3^ 2 u.-n. Lf.-Xote Jiu’ /e
. it-r;igi* 'Tin.mas.'on.
virs. .>!< ('T:; 1 h-'! 1 1 --d
,'*1 (';»vel.i.id ('.Mjr.j, Ja:l -'.m e
tie* \ Tit!) si:n .iig oi J. H.
C. ne;* .7. tdlie s tid
th'tt tin* Xe* ro m.an died fi'-.m
'i'n.ck anti of blocjd. IT' .^aid
tiiai .McCi'tin h.id ijc*en stab t-d
' once in Iht* rigid U*g.
.Accord’-tg to c.iy polli-e and
lh(* eoi'i!iu.‘i'’s report, tin* i ’Uple
had ber-n argubr.:. 1.11’.“^. McClain
•-'poriedly said h(»r innsband tried
cut her. l^uT ^he hit him, lie
fcH and cm himself jn tin* log.
City I hce s.iv t;>'' kniu*which
npj; !ly (iid il'.t* duna^e wa.s
fiHifid cicsili- the h-.:ne in the
ii'd. T .’■■.* Dft. -e!' .incKie B-r-
ji'tt s.-hl Oil' stabh ‘d :r:ei did r:or
h rivj* tl'.e house aliei* the cutting
-.wi. M s. M- Clain allepe.s
- he retiM h rn Gc.s-
t'lnia r injr.d 3:'r> •;.*!. and the
:\i (‘’•''li .!. alie-'^'S
• • i..* rn;eN- in .- hi f.»r Ir lp v.dtiiin
ji\e miiuites afti v the 'I'i'.ing.
The citv I'-'fird ( f
ers <'»pp' I J re / n;ng :'tX|uest
hy ('••afis'ejr Y i*‘n. In.,*, ac*.
ceptrd h.ds for two pion'.s of
IN WHO'S WHO — Mrs. Jean
Harlowe DeHart, top obove.
retiior at Western Carolina col
lege. Mrs. Sandy Coznpbell and
Sandy CampbelL seniors at the
University of Tennessee, wore
recently named to Who's Who
In American Colleges ond Uni
versities. All are of Kings
The Rev. Howard R. Jordan
of Central Methodist Church
will speak Sunday on tlie sub
ject “The Voice of Advent"
■Kings Mountain Ministerial
Association will sponsor for the
third year its Empty Slocking
ippcal to provide Christ r.as
cheer for the indigent.
The announcement was made
.)y lU'V. C. R. Goodson, chaii man. I
The committee alsi includes |
Rev. R. H McDowell and Rev. i
George Julian. I
Collection boxes will again be ’
manned at a booth in front of j
Belk's in the busine.ss district, 1
Mr. Goodson said. V'arious min-1
isters of the community will op-!
erate the Empty Stocking bootJi j
all during the Clu'istmas season |
beginning tliis weekend. ;
Last year Operation Santa
Claus aided 214 ffnilics and a
total of $2179 was received via
the project to provide food, cloth
ing. toys, fuel and other items
for needy families.
Mr. Goodson said goal of this
year's Stocking Futui is $2.00f).
At a meeting of the associa
tion welfare Committee this week
variou.5 assignments w('re made,
including appointing of workers
for the Christmas-season pro
ject. Rev. Charles Easley. Rev.
Howard Jordan and Rev. Thom
as Richie were named to a com
mittee to write letters to bust
ness firms asking their contri
bution to the Empty Stocking
Most of the city's busini'ss
firms will be closed tighrly for
the holiday but a few such as
service stations and restaurant?
will bo open. Kings Mountain
Drug Company will be op(*n for
prescription service from 2 until
Hunting season officially opens
in Cleveland a-nd other adjoining
counties and many hunters are
expected to take to the woods in
quest of game. !
T'he annual Carolinas Cai ’ou- ^
sel Thanksgiving Day parade j
will bo held in Charlotte begin-j
ning at 3 p.m. and among the 31 |
princesses in the mai.Tmolh fes-j
tivities will he Kings Mountain
Carrousel Princess Sandra
Wright who represents Kings
Mountain high school.
For foatball fans the Davidson i
Wildcats tangle the Bisons of .
Eucknell University in a Carrou
sel Bowl game Thui'sdav night!
al Memorial Stadium. Other fans:
will depend on radio or televi-!
Sion for their action. No local:
gridiron action is planned. i
All schools will observe thOi
usual long weekend, resuming ■
classes on Monday.
minutes after arrival
A native of Chen)ki'e County.
Mr. Hope was the son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. James Le-'
Hope. A foi'.rcr employee of
Bo:inie Mills, lie was a voic.an
of Wmld War 1.
Rev. C. C Parker and Rev.
Buddy W'illiams will officiate at
the final riles.
Survivin': are ITs w fe. Mr.«.
Maggie Humplirits IIop<'; six
sons, Robeit Hope, Jack Hope.
Don Hope, Jerry IIopv*. Sieve
Hoi'/O, all of Kings Mountain.
an(i George Hope. Jr. of Ciiar-
lotto; and four daughters, .Mrs.
Ray Kimbrell, Mrs. Jcx* Herndon.
Mrs. Everette flrigg, all of Kings
Mountain, and Miss Zelda Ann
Hope of Charlotte.
Also surviving are four sist(*rs.
Mi'ti. Carrie* Lockrid :(* of Stan
ley. Mrs. Callaway Hende'rson of
San Diego. California; Mrs. Gra
dy Bridges and Mrs. Eulala Do-
■ y. ail of Kings Mount.ain; and
two brothers, Calvin H >pe of
Polkville and Clayton Hope of
Kings Mountain: and a num
ber of grandchildren and great
The body was taken to the
home on E. Gold street. It will
lie in state at the church 30
minutes before the rites.
at Kings I Caldwell C)unty Distii. t.
He is t>i'<*<cnt]y scon*i;iry
; the Nortluvosl(*rn DXlri.l (d the
■Lutheran .Synod and is a nn*m
her and secretary of ihe ('■ i-r'p
i Committee of the N. C. Lutheran
' Rev. Castor is a naiive of IC i.’t*
napolis. He is m.irri(*d to the
former Kaye Critcher of Boor.c.
Tht'y have* thrtv child* en: Cinis-
topher, Cynthia, and Mark.
position to t!. *
"■pun for I'c ■■
use d'---- -r!c. M•
ind Ivii ': .
: . 'i D’m • • ■ *■..
Mr. K'''-.:- >1' ■'• . ' V ' ■ e-
-cUtHl D '.rald OTwr, owner of
TTc'c:! ’.e’'t*. of C’’'* ft.^pun,
'«']d i!'.‘ ’.'!•(] Ids tirni d: - no
vrmcdi.j'c I'lans f(‘r iiVj.c.’.ing
:h(* pro;'■'i t’.' hut h i pu''clu* :'cl
it far po->!!/.o liuure develop-
'f’he re-zoning leqiu'si liad the
cr.'Tcsen'.ef.t the /on.in , bo.ivd.
SDuthwrfl Mr C'mpc'iy was
’gw l)M<li'r (,*i ,i c'-'.r for t’le no-
; d''p * tment ;!:Ki We-^. c-rn
i’aroli.ia IT ‘.i:n:rfnt C'. was low
tor .) i' . !'icc,l t.'.i-
•’'un (h v-' r"':.*r grc.ci.r. Tjte
}■ ■■■:•} dede;'" h;d as $2and
•’!vr hi was .r-m V.c-.arv
.:!iivr.>!ct Co. at SCi'io.O]. West-
. n Carolina's r-id was
and hid ]daced hy Carolina Teac-
Funeral rites for Stcv’ie R'^y
Lyons, lO-yc'ar-old .von of Mr.
and Mrs. Itoy Lyons af route 1.
were held Monday at
Cai'son Mcsvoriai ciuirt-ii ,n ihc
Crcvvdei's Mountain community.
The child died Soiurday night
at Western Cai'olina Center mar
Surviving. b(*sidcs his parents,
are his hridher. Rand,\ ; and li.
maternal grandmother. Mrs. Lil
lian Flum of Kings Mountain.
Rev. Randall Ray olticiatcii al
the final ritt's. ond inleuncnt
was in Mountain Res* cemetery.
tor Equipment Co.
The i-onimission also:
, f 1> iransferrod taxi finin h:^e
1. !i''^ I’’-' Eho csialc of Jrmes Sa:i-
(Ic.’-s to Clyde Setuiers; and 2* ad
vertised for a ditcher for the
Natural Gas Dcparlment.
Carlisle s Preliminary Hearing
On Auto Theft Charge Is Monday
Are Mailed Here
Over $2 million in Chiistmas
Club check.*? have been paid out
to customers of First Union Na
tional Bank according to an an
nouncement today. This is an in
crease of $325,000 over 1964.
R. S. Lennon. Vico President
in charge in Kings Mountain
stated that local (ustomers’
cheeks were mailcxi Novc‘m!’.H*r 12
in order to be. received on Mon
day. November 15.
First Union has 92 offices in
43 North Carolina communities.
Curtis Walter Carlisle, 22. re
mains in city jail in lieu of $650
band following chargers of auto
theft. I’cckless driving and no
The Bessemer City man will
be given a preliminary hearing
Monday at 2 p.m^ before Record
er’s Court Judge Geoi-go Tho:nas-
City police say Carlisle is ac-
cus(*d by Fay Peele, Bessemer
City, of taking her ear which
was parked by her sister in front
of a local drug store Tuesday at
1:25 p.m. The car keys had been
left in the ignitioin. city officer
Wayne Russell reported.
I Carlisle was arrested hv j)
on West Mountai:i street when
: the lO.Tl model rhevroiot he wes
I operating left tlie load and
i struck a fire hydrant. Carlisle
reportedly fold invc.sligaling of-
fie(‘rs the accelerator of the car
Officers subse()uently cliarged
Carlisle with auto theft, rcvklcss
driving and no operator’s license,
Tho fire hydrant, city proper
ty, was broken and the riu'ht
front bumper, fender and ho'd
of tho Chevrolet was damaged,
Carlisle is employed by Park!
Yarn Mills. '
The mayoral cengmitio' cn
downtown (U"celopmeni I’hi'.'s-
<iay night appro, .-d a. ir’a - of
ineorporatlnn us a 'i.*n-profit u*-
u.inization and planned !;> pr*)-
.‘•ocd im-rcdiately wiili iis I ^ :na-
The group will Te nu'er;--.-it^ d
as the Dowrui'wn Oe\I'letneeiil
Coiporation -;l’ KiO!,:" Mountain
and will woik ti W -.'d t.-riiie: ing
the* conrriltec’’.; eftoris 'ii n*n-
cral ri'nnvuTcm of Uu* dewniovMi
OJliez :u’i.on .»i rile ■ ' »i::> in*
eluded prepaiin: :i qui."!! niiairo
lo he g veil propi'rty osri ,and
merchants i--i the d iuaiown a:'oa
to determine persona! wishes
tion of th.- d V ntowr, ar. a and
discussion -d' ieco:nnie:idations
lor uiiicrn Iriiilwav on beauti-
ficaTk)ns of the* trick area
tiirougii till* c:ty.
Spokesmen for Somhern Rail-
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