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Greater Kings Mountain 10,320
City Limits ft,008
TUs a9ura for Grootor Zlngi MountolD derived Irom
the 1855 Kings Mountodn city directory census. The city
Units figure is frOas the United States census of 1960.
VOL 77 No. 9
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, March 3, 1966
PRICE TEN CENTS
V % it^J^ <
Saturday Is Last Registration
Approved for City
Only Five New
For Bond Vote
NEW STUDENT OFFICERS — Officers of the Kings Mountain high school Student Participation
Organization were elected recently. From left above, Kenny Plonk, president; Dennis Smith, vice-
president; and Hilda Lowery, secretory-treasurer. ‘Both Plonk and Miss Lowery are'rising
seniors. Smith is a rising junior. (Photos, courtesy, "The Mountaineer").
Vocational Teachers To Aid
Medicare Sign^^up Campaign
At City Hall
At Many Schools
Special clinics on medicare are
slated at schools in the Kings
Mountain area for citizens over
65 to hear an explanation of the
voluntary medical care program
and make application.
Cleveland County agricultural
workers and home econo'.nics
teachers are sponsoring the clin
ics throughout the county begin
ning here at Compact school at
9 a.m. Tuesday and ending at
1:30 p.m. at JVaog.^school Friday,
Sessions at the various schools
-■*^111 be an hour long and citizens j
who attend may receive informa- j
tion from the various hpme eco- ^
nomics and agriculture teachers j
there in addition to hearing a i
representative of the G-astonia'
District Office of the Social Se
curity Administration who will
explain the program and bene
First clinic here will be at i
Compact high school Tu^day
from 9 a.m. • until 10 a.m. At
10:30 the Social Security repre-
■ sentative will go to Grover school
and from Grover to No. 3 high
school at 1:30 and to Camp high
school at 3 p.m. ^
To Be Mapped
j The city’s appliratioin for fed-
i cral urban planning assistamce
[ has been approved. I
Mayor John Henry Moss said i
] notification of approval was re- j
I ceived Tuesday from Dan E. Ste-1
I wart, director of community i
i planning for the state Depart-1
I ment of Conservation and Devel-1
I Under the application, assist- '
j ance will be provided the city
I It revision of the zoning ordi-
i 2) planning of a public
i provements program,
j 3> preparing a capital
4) preparation of a prelimi
nary plan for central business
Another clinic on voluntary' Director Stewart said he had
medical care portion of the fed- i advised George J. Monaghan, ad-
eral medicare plan for the elder- ministrator of the community
j PROMOTED — Ranee Hender-
im-: son ^has been promoted to
I supervising teacher of the
high school and vocational
principal at Oregon State
School for the Deaf in Salem.
He is a Kings Mountain native.
ROTARY SPEAKER —MorshoU
A. Rauch, Gastonio citizen and
Bessemer City manufacturer,
will speak at Thursday's Ro
tary club meeting at 12:15 at
the Country Club. Mr. Rauch
is a candidate for the North
ly will oe held at City Hall Tues
day afternoon froifi 2 to 5 p.m.
Meantime, Sam Gupton, of the
Gastonia social office, said on
the recent Tuesday he processed
planning division, to assign staff
members to the project immedi
Of the $12,100 anticipated
cost, the federal government will
five applicatiions and provided 1 supply $7333, the city $4767
' 'The projects mean a continu
ance of community planning ef
forts begun during the prior ad
ministration of Mayor Glee A.
I Ranee Hendcrsjn, Kings Moun-
1 tain native and son of Mr. ami
I .Mrs. C. L. llcndcrson, has rcc<*nt-
I ly been promoliHi to tJie position
I of Supervising Teaclier of the
•| High School Deparl'.rent and Vo
national Pi jaVeL'a!^ of t.’ie srti.tyi
infon.-nation on the proigram for
six more eligible citizens.
The cH-nics will be continued on
Tuesday afternoons through
March 29—two days prior to the
ftfeadline for filing applicatiofls. i a, Oregon State School lor
Mr. Gupton said he was quite ff HJ|ff 0 I Deaf
pleased at the interest in the !\|"W1 vCIlUlaASIlip | ^r. HcMiderson, formerly a
clinic by eligible citizens and j _|| 0 l_ J 1 1! teacher and coach on the stalf,
praised city officials and Kings | KVAltljC offilfttilllfiQ ' has completed requirements for
Mountain doctors for promoting . MAWAiW ^ master’s degree which he wil'
the series of clinics. , , ^ „
Cost of the e.xtended or extra | BOILING SPRINGS —Gardner-
coverage is $^ per month. i Webb College’s $10,000 competi-
Here is what the voluntaiy in-
Registration for the upcorrting
city bond issue”election $1.3 mill-
ion for sewage system impiove-
j mentSj^ends at sunset Saturday.
I MearHjme, registrars for the 1
! special -1.3 million Marches elec- j
iTvnired toTeatTZooks, day- j
dream, twiddle their thumbs cr |
otherwise whileaway dull hours
Only Mrs. Ruth Bowers, Ward |
3 registrar at East school liad I
any registration customers, a to-1
tal of two. I
_„Npne pXhe other four had any I
citizen register. ' [
Mrs. Paul Patterson, (her re
port unobtainable last issue)
Ward 5 registrar at the Armory,:
remains the champion f.)r the !
first two weeks of the registra- j
tion periiod Her activity for the [
opening registration day was j
three new registrants, one voter
transferee from Ward 1.
While registrars feel that, as a 1
result of the all-new city regis-i
tration ordered in 1963, tliat ma- I
lordy of citizens are qu:-ilifiefl to ]
vote, they also feel eligible new ;
citizens art' not. , j
Eligibility resuirements i n-1
D Having att»iined the age of
21 or attaining 21 by March 15, !
1966 dale of the election. ,
2) Residence in North Carolina !
for H \«Mr and in the eity for i
three months. '•
3i .N'atixe of the Unllisl States
or naturali/eit citl/i.i of the!
Mrs. l*aMeimtn lUg eded many
votiM's t-oiilinua* to tH" eonlus«*d by
the fact etl legistratiun only
qualifies Un> Kings
PRESIDENT — William (Bill)
White has'^been elected presi
dent of the Cleveland County
Young Democrats club lor a
two year term.
William (Bill) White, Kings
Mountain lawyer and solicitor of
city recorder's court, was elected
president of Cleveland County’s
-VI iuntain,i Young Democrats club Thursday
Rauch To Speak
A third Kings Mountain area | Mills in Bessemer City, will be
school-clinic is to be held at i guest speaker at Thursday’s Ro-
Kings Mountain high school Fri-1 j^j-y ^jujj meeting at 112:15 at the
day, March 11th, at 9 a.m. From i ([Country club.
surance purchase covers
1) 80 per cent of reasonable
charges for covered services over
an dabove the 'first $50 in any
2) physician and surgeon’s
services performed anywhere,
I whether at hospital, clinic, or
Marshall A. Rauch, Gastonia ! home,
citizen and president of Pyramid; 3) up to 100 home health visits
under any approved plan.
tive Academic Scholarship Pro
gram examinations are set for
March 5 and March 12, an
nounces Robert Abrams, director
of Admissions. |
Scholarships to be given are; ■
10 for $500 each, 10 for $2.501
each and 25 for $100 each. High [
school seniors and graduates ofj
good character and high moral
standards who have taken
receive at the Juno commeiuo
mont. His wife, the former -Betty
Ledford of Kings Mountain, is
also a member of the Oregon
A graduate of King.s Mountain
high school, Mr. Henderson at
tended Williamette college and
was graduated from Sale.n Col
lege in Oregon.
He a-nd his wife arc parents icrf
two children, Julie and David.
the'^*'^Y have made their home in
KMHS, he will go to Washington
school and from Washington to
Clinics are held each Tuesday
from 2 until 5 p.m. in the court
room of City Hall anri will con
tinue on sifbsequent Tuesdays
through March 29th. The Kings
Mountain hospital medical staff I ___
is conducting the clinics, advis-' mayor pro tempore and city,
4) Diagnostic ex-ray and lajb
oratory services, radium treat-1 recommended by either
ment, surgical dressings, splints, | superintendent, principal,
Mr. Rauch will use the subject, | c^sfs, certain ambulance services,
“Human Relations’’, on a pro- j braces, artificial legs, arms and
gram arranged by Thomas, L. eyes.
-j-rott. I -5) Rental of medical equipment
Chairaan of the Human Rela-
tions Council of Gaston County
and a member of the Governor’s
Good Neighbor Committee, he
ing citizens 65 years of age and
older to seriously consider join
ing the voluntary federal govern
ment plan for extended medical
Cost of additional medical in
surance is $3 per month.
Deadline for making applica
tions is March 31 and the pro
gram becomes operative July 1.
Eligible persons who fail to ap
ply for the voluntary insurance
will nol^ be able to obtain this in
surance before July 1, 1968.
B. N. Barnes, superintendent
of Kings Mountain city schools,
and Lee Phoenix, superintendent
of Cleveland County schools,
have - encouraged school person
nel to. support the special Agri
culture ■'Workers Council-spon
sored clinics. The,Council voted
in favor of the plan to reach and
inform rural people of the pro
gram following a program on
“Medicare” by a Social Security
Representative, Myers Ham-
bright, local teacher and chair
“Meetings will be most infor
mal”, Mr. Hambright said. After
the program is explained, per
sons interested in signing up
may do so. The purpose is not
to pressure anyone in signing for
medicare but to make sure per
sons eligible for this program
know the facts about it”. Ham-
TATE AT HOME
D. E. (Dickie) Tate has re
turned home from Veterans
Administration Hospital, Dur
ham, where he underwent an
operation for removal of calci
um deposits from the verte
brae. He will be confined to
bed for a two-week period.
councilman in Gastonia from
1952-54. He served on the council
through 1965 He is a former
Young Man of the Year in Gas-
• tonia and won the Gastonia Wo-
' man’s club community service a-
ward in 1964.
He has beco.Tie a candidate in
the race for the two 29th district
Democratic nominations for the
North Carolina Senate.
Train Clips Rear
Of Truck Monday
BoCjby Louis Smith, 26-year-old
Greenville trucker , for a furni
ture firrn, narrowly escaped JLcci-
dent or death Monday morning
when a Southbound train struck
the rear of his tractor-trailer at
the Gold street crossing.
The truck was owned by Byrd
The train engineer was Melvin
Smith told B. P. Cooke, investi-
igating officer, he was slowed in
crossing the track by a passen
ger car in front of him. The
driver was Mrs. Floyd Queen,
who was attempting to turn
north on Battleground.
Officer Cooke said, on basis of
his investigation, no charges will
In a oiie-car accident on Feb
ruary 23, the ’65 Mercury of
Gene D. Bowling, 325 Graham
street, Shelby, suffered about
$3CK) damage when Bowling lost
control on the wet, icy street.
The accident occurred at the cor
ner of CanGler and Qiildera
Scholastic Achievement Test
the College Board and who arc
ance counselor, or home room
teacher, may compete for the
Tests will be given at 9:30 a.
m. on March 5 and 12 in Room
101 of the A. T. Withrow Science
Building. The student must noti
fy the college which date he
plans to take the test. Address
all inquiries to the Scholarship
Committee, XJardner-Webb Col-
lege,»^ Boiling Springs, N. C.
George Lublaneski has
chased B&B Restaurant
R. J. Forrest.
Sale was effective February 18. i
Mr. Lublaneski is former own-'
er of Cottonwood Restaurant and
a former manager of the Shelby
Mr. Forrest had operated the
restaurant for almost 15 years.
He came to Kings Mountain
Mr. Lublaneski said the rest
aurant will continue its former
.Schedule of ho rs, from 6 a.m. to
8 p.m. weekdays. It will not be
open on Sundays.
Tlie building Is owned by Dr. i
D. M. TMorrlson, ■ *
Now Tuesday 10 a.ni.
Because of a schedule change
in bus sernce from Kings
Mountain to Spartanburg, S.
C., The Herald’s deadline for
pictures is now 10 a.m. Tues
days instead of 4 p.m.
Photographs are sent via bus
from Kings Mountain to the
Spartanburg Herald Journal
for engraving and the engrav
ings are returned via bus on
Wednesday for the Wednesday
night edition. i
A black and white glossy
pript 4a pi^erable.
Salem the past eight years
Mr. Henderson participated on
the program for the Governor’s
Prayer Breakfasf'Tit Salem Feb
ruary 19th honoring Governor
Mark O. Hatfield. Principal ad
dress was made by General Har
old K. Johnson, Chief of Staff,
United States Army.
Merchants Book Humorist Lewis
For Annual Banquet March 21st
Humorist Bob Lewis, national
ly-known entertainer who ap
pears frequently on the Ed Sulli
van Television Show, will pre
sent an entertainment program
to highlight the annual employee-
employer banquet March 21st of
the Kings MountaiW Merchants
Tickets, also on sale to the
general puMlc, may be ptnrhas-
ed at $3 each at the offices of
the association or may be pur
chased at the door.
Dinner will be served at 7 p.
m. at the American Legion Hall.
The Legion Hall will accommo
date 300 persons and banquet
tickets will be available on a
“first come, first Serve” basis,
^Awociatlon president- 3ill H.
Both Mr. Lewis and his wife,
Ginny, will attend. Billed as a
humorist, Lewis also picks a ban-
jo.v He and his wife, billed as !
“madam swaboda’’ appear toge-1
ther in a show which combines 80 j
percent buffoonery and 20 per
cent banjo and satirical magic, i
Lewis has madp 22 appearances
on the Sullivan, six appearances j
on 6r*rry Moore CE^B-TV and
twice on Japk Paar’s NBC-TV
show. He completed seven suc
cessful engagements at the 'Blue
Angel in New York and has ap
peared at hotels and night clubs
in Chicago, Detroit, New York,
'Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San
i Francisco, Radio (2ity Music Hall
in New York, and Men Roc at
I Miami Beach. Fte,. among oth-
No Further Cases
School officials have had no
furtlicr reports of cases of
Of the two children previous
ly ill and their families r|uar^
ahtined therefore, Wendell
Dawkins, West school fifth
grader, has returned to scliool.
Dr. Z. P. Mitchell, county
health officer, and attending
physicians had termed the
cases of a “mild strain”.
Mrs. Mattie Taylor
Is 101 Years Young
Mrs. Mattie Taylor, Kings
Mountain Negro ’citizen, cele
brated her 101st birthday Tues
day, March L. „
The centenarian spent a
quiet day- at home with mem
bers of her family in the Com
Samuel A. Gupton, fiej^ rep
resentative from the Gastonia
office of the Social Security Se
curity Administratior^ paid
“Miss Mattie” a visit during
the day and brought her a
■’cirthday greeting from Com
missioner Robert M. Ball of the
Social Security Administration.
The greeting read: “Another
year has passed and it is again
my pleasure to send you my
'warmest greetings on your
101st birthday. May peace and
contentment be with you in the
year ahead and may you find
continued joy in your rich store
LEGION TO MEET
Regular meeting of American
Legioin Post 155 will be held
Thursday, tonight, at 7:30 p.
m. at the Post tulldlng. A nom-
Inating committee will report
noininatluns of ollicers.
cili/j*n fur partic.patiain in any i
cliy H(N*tton. !
makitainn iieparati* registration i
books, which qualify the citizen
to vole for county, elate, and !
The registrars will at the sev-
oral polling ’ plaii's Saturday |
from 9 cT.m. until sunset. Mean- j
time, all have indicated they will |
he glad to accept registrations ,
prior to Saturday at their homes.'
Other registrars and the poll- !
ing places are: ;
Clarence L. Black, Ward 1 at !
City Hall courtroo'.T!. - |
—It. D. Goforth; Vt'^arit 2 at”
American Legion building j
Mrs. Vera Cole Cash, Ward 4 !
at Kings Mountain Manufactur
■ng Company clubroom.
•Mr. White succeeds Willard
Boyles of Kings Mountain.
Other officers will include Mrs.
Beth iattimore,' first, vice-piesi-
dent; I'red Flowers, second vice-
piesident; Mrs. Elizabeth Le-
Ncave, secretary; and Mary Alice
State .Senato"? Jack White of
Kings .Mountain, brother of the
new YDC president, spoke brief
ly following the dinner meeting
at Governor’s Inn in Shelby. He
told tlic group that Clevelanders
had their work cut out in view of
the “serious condition” that has
been biought about by reappor-
tioument of th.c General Assem
March of Dimes
Drive Tops Coal
Kings Mountain’s March of
Dimes campaiign is over the top.
Fund Chairman Bennett Mai-
TCi’s said yesterday.
Kings .Mountain area citizens
have surpassed their q'ujta and
given a total of $1273.23 to
fight birth defects, Mr. Masters
saidT Actual cash-in-hand totals”, , , ,
S,7,T« wUh plod.™ or i«.0.05. A I
Junior Womans club-sponsored- -
Puinls of Poor
Kings Mountain schooF district
expects to use an $124,256 allot-
Tcnt under the .1965 federal EF^
mentary and Secondary Educa
tion act to improve reading abili
ties of economically deprived
Thfese funds became available
under the act’s Title I.
Meantime, Superintendent ' B.
N. Barnes reported, allotment of
$4308 to Kings Mountain district
schools under the act’s Title II
has been approved. The fund will
provide library books and sup-
Both allotments are under the
so-called anti-poverty act
School officials are busy now
completing details for the read
ing program and hope the pro
gram wTill be approved in time
to launch it before the present
school term ends.
As of now, Supt. Barnes said,
he anticipates Kings Mountain
high school, Davidson, Compact,
North and Central schools will
qualify for thq, program on basis
of one of two applicable forrnu-
las: 1) number of school pupils
in the system, divided by number
of schools, or an average of 99.1
pupils peg: school in the Kings
Mountain'^stlrict whose families
have less than $2000 per year an
nual income, or 2) a corollary
formula, again employing the
$2000 or less annual income fig
ure,- compared to district popula
tion as of the 1960 census.
Supt. Barnes says he antici
pates the program will be in full
operation during the summer,
voluntary on the part of the eco
nomically deprived pupil, but in
which their parents are already
evidencing much interest in en
rolling their children for the
special work in reading.
It is anticipated the funds will
be expended for librarians,
teachcr.s, teacher aides, teaching
fools such as special _supplies,
and for cost of transporting the
children to school during the
summer term. „
It is anticipated the special
work will be offered during the
summer at three plants, Kings
Mountain and Compact high
schools, and at North elementary
I “Cleveland County is in danger
I as far as her I’epresentation is
’concerned,” the freshman sena-
.! tor deelared, citing voter r/.d
' population figures of Cleveland’s
i partners in the new district. |
i President White is a member ,
of the law firm of Davis, White j school,
i and White. He is active in the! Supt. Barnes and Miss Alice
I Kings Mountain Jaycees. He and j Averitt, tetiching consultant, con-
his family reside at 908 Sharon ferred with state officials on the
Drive. | program last Thursday.
Osborne Retiring As Court Clerk;
Paul Wilson Announces For Post
Principal activity concerned
the position of Clerk of Superior
Court, as James W. Osborne,
clerk for the past ten years, an
nounced he would not seek re
Mother’s March netted $120.31,
Mr. Mastei-s continued^
Commenting on the campaign
here for dimes to fight birth de
fects, Mr. Masters said he would election, followed immediately by
like to publicly thank the vol’jim an announcement of candidacy
teers who helped make the 1966 by Paul Wilson, Shelby justice of
campaign a success. He praised | the peace.
the work of volunteers who work-1 were no other announce-
ed in snowy weather to -^oLcit i candidacy and the ru-
for fund^ for the March of j appeared to be grinding
Dimes,. j bat pr3spccts‘’slowly’.
“WililP few_pci'sqns are aware
if it one out of every 16 children
s born with a .major birth defect
•md that over 7,5()0 major birth
lefects will occur in North Caro-
|Of Shelby Number 2.
j He attended Lattimore ^high y
school and the University of<
' North Carolina, is a World War
III navy veteran, a Baptist Sun
day school teacher and deacon.
He is a lifelong resident of the
county, age 54. ~
Mr. Wilson issued this state
lina in the year alone. The^birth: pany 15'years. He was county co-
defects problem is the gre'atest I manager of Governor Dan K.
destroyer of life in the United | Moore’s^ campaign two years'ago,
States”, Masters added.
“The an(i9pncement of my can
didacy for the high office of
Clerk of Superior Court of Cleve
land County, subject to'the May
Democratic Primary, is made
I-„r the past six years a
Candidate Wilson ,
terms of service of former clerks
of .my recollection, namely, Mr.
Lon Hamrick, Mr. Everrette
Houser and our present clerk,
Mr. William Osborne, and of the
efficient and honorable manner
in which each of these disUn-
c)f the peace,
was previously clerk of record
er’s court for five years and with
Metropolitan Life Insurance Com
Paul M. Neisler, Chairman of
tlie local Board of Directors of
the First Union National Bank.
Kings Mountain, announced to
day that the contract for the con
struction of the bank’s new
building has been awarded to
Myers and Chapman Construc
tion Company of Charlotte.
Work oh the building will be-
jin immediately and will be com
pleted near September 1, 1966.
■ and is a precinct committeeman i gentlemen
have filled the office, 1 am pos
sessed of a deep feelii^ of hu
mility. Then too,' my wife’s
great-grandfather, Silas Will
iams, was one of the first clerks
of court of this county. However,
located one half block north of as I look to the future with the
the present location and will face enlarged function of insallation
Battleground Avenue. The struc-. and
First Union Has Awarded Contract
And Expects September Completion
ture will contain ‘ 6,688 square
feet and will be a two story biuld-
ing. The construction will, be of
brick and glass and will afford
the bank the opportunity of serv
ing the community with the mo3t
modern in facilities. With the
I completion of the new building,
I the hank will be able to offer
’At!, has been previously . an-1drlvc-Ln window service and park
nounced,! the new building will be I ing for customers.
fil'd court system as well as the
continued exercise of the present
duties of this office,’1 am led to
pledge myself to faithfulness, e^
ficiency and courtesy — to the
highest degree of my ability in
the performance of such duties.
This is my pledge to the good
people of Cleveland CouBty.”
In announcing his dedston to
Cmtinued On Papa 9