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VOL 77 No. 13
Kings Mountain's Reliable' Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, March 31, 1966
PRICE TEN CENTS
1966-67 Is Adopted
PRESIDENT — Wilson Griffin
has been elected president of
the Kings Mountain Rotary
club for the coming year.
Wilson Griffin, Kings Mountain
pharmacist and partner in Grif
fin Drug Company, has been
elected president of the Kings
Mountain Rotary club for 1966-
Mr. Griffin will succeed R. De-
Other officers, named at the
civic club’s luncheon meeting
Thursday, are: Charles Mau-
ney, vice-president; Fred Dixon,
secretary-treasurer; Elmore Alex
ander, Tom Tate, Charles Wilson *
and Devere Smith, directors; and
Dies; Fnneial ^
Will Be Friday
Theodore Edward Moss, 64,
died Wednesday morning at
10:30 at his home following ill
ness of several years.
Funeral riles will be Friday
at 4 p.m. from Macedonia Bap
tist church of which he was a
cliarter member and trustee. His
pastor. Rev. Wayne Ashe, will
I officiate at the final rites, and
I interment will be in Mountain
I Rest cemetery.
I ' ^ I
I The body will lie in state at
i the church 30 minutes before the!
A Cleveland County native,
' Mr. Moss was a son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Mo.ss.
He was a former employee of
Noisier Mills and a member of
Fairview Lodge 339 AF&AM.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Pearl Huffstetler Moss; his
daughter, Mrs. Charles L. Alex
ander of Kings Mountain: two
sons, T. H. (Sonny) Moss of Ai
ken, S. C., and Jack Moss of
Greenville, S. C.; four brothers,
Manuel Moss and Sid Moss, both
of Kings Mountain, Hoyle Moss
of Grover and Dewey Mo.ss of
Bessemer City; and three sisters,
'Mrs. W. D. Weaver and Mrs. Z.
W. Sullivan, both of Kings
Mountain, and Mrs. Paul Horn of
Charlotte. Also surviving a
vxr TV . I body will remain at Har-
W. Skelhe Hunt, sergeant-at- j puneral Home until the ^our
of service. The family will' re-
~ ceive friends from 7 until 9 p.m.
Revival To Bbgki
The pastor, George W. Julian,
will be the speaker in revival
services at Second Baptist chUrch
April 3rd through April 10th.
The music will be directed by
Norman King, church music
director. There will also be spe
cial music during the week.
Services will be held each week
night at 7:15 o’clock.
5% Bond Offered
By First Union
First Union National Bank to
day announced a new 5Vc “high-
yield bond’’ to be available to the
public effective immediately. In
releasing details of tlie program,
President Carl G. McCraw, Jr.,
stated, "These bonds offer spec
ial features and flexability un
matched in North Carolina.’’
The new bonds will have a two
year maturity and will ' e avail
able in minimum denominations
of $1,000 each with additions in
multiples of $100. The growth
series will earn 5% compounded
semi-annually, while the incoiTc
series will have 5% interest paid
by check semi-apnually from
date of deposit. ^
Mr. McCraw said that “higlF
yield bonds’’ can be cashed on
six months notice. Growth bonds
cashed prior to maturity will
earn interest through the last full
month on deposit and income
bonds redeemed earl will earn
interest from day of deposit un
til day of withdrawal.
The new savings instruments
—^are the latest addition to First
Union National Bank’s savings
program which previously in
cluded regular 4':'r passbook .sav
ings, 4% certificates, 4% note^,
4’^% bonds and i.75% savings
certificates of deposit.
Kings Mountain high school
Mixed Chorus will present a
musical program at Friday’s
luncheon meeting of the Senior
Citizens clUo at 12 noon at the
Has Bike Trouble
Kings Mourrlain police issued
a warning to parents today a-
bout children leaving bicycles
lying on the street, in yards
and on the sidewalks.
A departreiit spokesman
said that several bicycles have
been stolen or ridden off %jt}d .
The department is asking
parents to see that thei^ chil
dren’s bikes are put ^ up at
Savings and Loan Associations
Pay $115,280 Quarteily Dividends
Kings Mountain Savings & I tlon dividends will, total $72,00-1,
including $‘18,601 on optional sav
ings shares, and $23,402 on full-
paid shares, Secretary-Treasurer
Thomas A. Tate announced.
Loan association directors have
voted to pay dividends quarterly,
joining Home Savings & Loan
' association which adopted the
' quarterly policy several weeks a-
Aggregate dividends to be paid
policyholders as of Thursday will
be $115,280.53, indicating that the
^ two savings and loan firms will
pay dividends during 1966 approx
imating a half-milMon dollars.
Home Savings & Loan tlssoci'af.
Kings Mountain Savings &
ILioan dividends will total $43,276,
Secretary • 'Treasurer Ben H.
Bridges announced, including
$17,722 on full-paid shares and
$25,553 on optional shares.
associatioins are paying
■tfrvidends on basis of 4.25 per
cent per year.
"EVERY HOUR, EVERY DAY" — City and civic club officials are pictured with the sound film
"Every Hour, Every Day" produced by the International Assoclction of Police Chiefs. Kings
Mountain civic clubs are paying cost of film rentals and making the film available to all organi
zations, civic arid service groups, P-TA's, schools, and others. The film may be scheduled by call--#
ing City Hall. Pictured, left to'right are Carl Wilson, Optimist club. Mayor John Henry Moss, Don
Finger, Kiwenis club. City Clerk Joe McDaniel, Jr., and Jake Dixon. Jaycees.
I William Hairill i
jOi Forest City .
J. Ollie Harris, veteran Cleve- j
land County coroner, said Wed-!
nosday he will seek his sixth .
Other principal announcement
of the week was by William D.
Harrill, of Forest City, who said
he will sToek Democratic nomina
tion to a 43rd district seat in the
state House of Representativea.
Also seeking election in the
three-member 43rd district are
Rep. Thurston Arledge, of Polk,
and Rep. Roboi’l Z. Falls, of
Cleveland. Riep. Flollis Owens, of
Rutherford, is- retiring.
The Kings Mountain mortician
is completing his twcnticith year
as the county’s coroner.
An Easter cantata, “The Cruci
fixion,’’ will be presented at Cen-
tral Metliodist church on Palm
Sunday^ morning, April 3rd, at
the .11 o’clock service.
“The Crucifixion,’’ words and
mu-ic by John Stainer, is a med
itation on the sacred pas'don of
the Holy Redeemer. Mrs. J. N
McClure is organist and choir
The mem::crs of the choir are:
Sopranos: Mrs. Bill Allen, Mrs.
Charles Blanton, -Miss Bessie
I Eumgardner. Mrs, Delbert Dixon*
Mrs. Bennett Masters, Miss Myra
Mauney, Miss Mary Alice McDan
iel, Mrs. W. A. Tinsley, Miss Cin
dy Ware, Mrs. John Warlick. »
Altos: Miss Libby Alexander,
i\Iiss Becky Dixon, Miss Teresa
Dixon, Miss Kay MeSwain, Mra.
Baxter Payscur, Miss Debbie
Timms, Miss Myra Ware.
Tenars: Mr. Jacob Dixon, Mr.
Bill Russell, Mr. Arthur Walker,
Mr. John Warlick.
Basses: Mr. Bill Allen, Mr. Del
bert Dixon, Mr. Richard Ethe
ridge, Mr. Carleton Harris, Mr.
B. S. Peeler, Jr.
Soloists are: Mrs. (Bill Allen,
Mrs. Delbert Dixon, Mr. Jacob
Dixon, Mr. B. S. Peeler, Jr., Mr.
John Wtiirlick,dVIi\ Carleton Har
The pastor’s Membership
Training Class will be received
into the church at this eleven
o’clock worship service. ’
CANDIDATE — Coroner J. Ollie
Harris said Wednesday he will
seek a sixth four-year term as
CHAIRMAN — Rev. Robert C.
Mann, pastor of First Boptist
church, is the new chairman
of the city's 11-member human
relations committee. He suc
ceeds Dr. Paul Ausley.
Mann New Head
Rev. Ro' erl C. Mann, past.ar of
First Baptist chui'ch, has been
appointed chairman of the city’s
human relations conD.nittee, May
or John Henry Moss lias an
Rev. Mr. Mann ■ succeetls Dr.
Paul Ausley, pastor of P’irst
Presbyterian church, who resign
ed due to the pressure of other
Mayor Moss commentefi, “I
feel Rev. Mr. Mann has the aca
demic and religious training to
By MARTIN HARMON
Documents, in trlplfcate, sup
porting applicatibn of llic City of
Kings Mountain for a $388,,500
federal grant for its sewage dis
posal project will be delivered cb
the state stream sanitation com
mittee in Raleigh Thursday.
The package weighs approxi-
matel.v 33 pounds and Mayor
John Henry Mj.«:^ and City Clerk
Joe McDaniel, Jr., will serve a?.,
is indicated for acciui.sition of a
site for the new treatment plant
on Pilot Branch and against own
ers of ten properties who have i
declined to accept the city’s pr )f ,
fer of $1 per rod, plus damages
to crops or otherwise.
William White, a'^sistant city
attorney handling the easement
work, said Weelnesday afternoon,
signatures remain to he obtained
covering another five properties
but that agreament has been
'The eondemnatian actions will
‘ He had indicated earlier he
may not seek re-election.
Coroner Harris has 'heen a
Kings Mountain citizen since
1947 and has been active in num
erous Kings Mountain civic and
service activities, is a p'^st coi.m-
mander of Otis D. Grften Post
155, American Legion, the Kings
Mountain Lions club and Kings
Mountain Couiitry Club. He is a
member of Kistgs Mouiitain Bajp-
tist .i^rch. He is a past chair
man of^he North Carolina Fun
eral Director and Embalmer’s
board and of the North Carolina
I Mrs. Harris is the former Ab-
! bie Jane Wall, daughter of Dr.
; Zeno V/all, of Shelby,
j Harrill, 43, is executive vice-
i president of the G. B. Harrill In-
! surance Agency and G. B. Har
rill Paper and Chemical Com
pany, both of Forest City. He is
a former Forest City alderman, a
Mas in and fon.Tcr school teach
er. He is a graduate of Appala
chian State Teacher’s college and
hold’s a Awuer’s degree from
Peabody, wife is the former
Betty Hoppeb of Rutherford
SPEAKER — Carolinas Kiwan-
is Governor James A. Brady,
of Stotesville will speak at the
Charter Night banquet Thurs-
I day of the Kings Mountain Ki-
James A. Brady, Jr., governor
of Carolinas District of Kiwanis
be filed not later than F'rida.v, he | International, will make the prin-
‘'''ald. I cipal address at Thursday night's
Acft'jisition of land for ;dle and
rights-of-w'a.v, or condemnation
therefore, is a key factor in point
competition with other-commun
ities for federal grants.
The city has been negotiating
for several weeks with the C. C.
VV'hisnant Heirs and with George
P'eeler for some 92 acres of land
equip him wtsll for the chaip-! on Pilot Branch, the city de.s'irin
manship of this important com
mittee. Ho is a young man who
its in the age group of about 50
p(»rcent of Ihe city’s population.^’
Dr. Ausley wrote that he had
enjoyed his work with the edm-
■Tilltee and regretted necessity for
Into Hot Water
A Kings Mountain man, Ernest
Trull, 22, is free under $50(J bond
-on ^charge of lifting Williim L.
and throwing him in a steaming
tank of hot water at Grover’s
Minette Mills, where the^ two
Mullinax, in his complaint, al
leges he suffered third degree
bums of the legs and pos.sihle
permanent impairment in the in
to obtain suificient land for fu
ture expansion of Ihe two-million-
gallon - per ■ day eapicity plant.
Gendemhation act! m, h»)wevei\
will be for only 26.4 acres, 12.1
owncxl by the Whisnants, which
Engineer W. K. Dickson deems
minimal acreage for the proposed
Condemnation action for case
ments, representing an estimtit-
ed three-quarter mile of the eight
miles of right-of-way required,
are indicated against the Heirs
of Luther MeSwain, Sr., H. Dale
Vplli racht, Stanley Pyron. Sorn
Beard, Mrs. Minnie Lovelace,
Frealo Maye.s, Matthew Camp,
Charl^ .Smitii, “''Miss Freelove
Blacki' Cameron Ware and oth
ers; and Arthur Phifer and Alon
Concerning the site condemna
tion, Mayor Moss said appraisals
cldent he said occurred March 10. of value of the properties have
Trull is scheduled to receive
hearing on charge of assault with
a deadly weapon in county re
corder’s court April 7.
been obtained from two separate
and Independent licensed apprais
ers. He added, “The prices aaked
Cuntiniuid On Page G ^
Cliarter Night banquet of the
Kings Mountain Kiwanis club.
The civic club will be observ
ing its 26th anniversary.
I In recognition of tlie event, the
j club will present perfect attend
ance awards to 11 Kiwanians. Of
this group, threx? will receive top
Harold R. Hunnicutt and Joe
11. Thomson, charter members of
the organization, will receive 26-
year pins for perfect attendance.
A third Kiwanian, the late
Glee A. Bridges, also had not
missed a .meeting of the local
club since its founding here until
his recent llint'ss.
B. Meek Ormand, at 97 the
senior mcmicer of the eJub, re
ceives his 24th year pin Thursday
night. "Captain" Meek celebrat
ed his 97th birthday recently.
Harold Coggins, chairman of
the committee on arrangements
for Charter Night, will nfteelvp
his ISth year pin; Df. D. F. Hord;
dentist, will receive hte 17th year
pin; Schools‘‘^upt. B. N. Barnes
will receive his 15th year- pin;
hnd other awards will go to Dan
Finger, six year pin; R. S. ILen-
non, three*year pin; W. S. Ful
ton, John L. McGill and J. H.
Page, one-year pins.
J. T. Rice of West Asheville,
Lieutenant Governor of Division
Cbie, and David W. (Bumgardner,
, Continued On Page 6
Special Easter Services will be
lield at the Boyce Memorial A. R.
Pi’csbyterian Church on Thurs
day and F’riday evenings, April 7
and April 8, at 7:30. The Rev. R
Kathy Goode, 7
Dies III Fire
Funeral rites will be held
Thui-sday at 2 p.m, from St. Pet
er’s Baptist church: In Grover fjOr
seven-year-old Cathy Goode wno
perished in flames which leveled
her home Monday night.
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Gpode fend
their five other children 'escaped
from the burning house.
Cleveland County Coroner J.
Ollie Harris said the Negro girl’s
body was found near the chim
ney of the house at 12:30 p.m.
The alarm was sounded at 11
p.m. anod firemen from Kings
Mountain, Grover and Bethlehem
coirmunity fire departments
fought the blaze. The five-room
frame house near Compact school
was completely destroyed within
Goode told the coroner he a-
woke at 11 p.m. to hear a “crackl
ing noise” and di^overed the
TO AID FAMILY
The Kings Mountain Minis
terial Association is heading a
drive to aid the E. F. Goode
family and citizens wha wisli to
contribute gifts of food, cloth
ing, furniture or other items
should contact Rev. C. R. Good-
son, pastor of East Gold Street
Wesleyan Methodist church and
president of the association.
Mr. Luebke is a graduate of
Ei'skiiie college and Erskine The
ological seminary. Duo West,
South Carolina. He has served as
as.sistant minister of the Fir.'^t A.
R. Presbyterian chiirch in .States
ville, and is now pastor of the
Covenant A. R. Presi yterian
churcli, also in Statesville.
The Covenant church, the new
est ('stahl)Sdicd A. R. Prcsb.vtor-
ian Church, was, organized Octo
ber 17, 1965 with a charier mem
bership of 45 adults.
house afaire. He immediately be
gan to get^the children and his
wife out o“f the burning build‘
ing, had arounsed the sleeping
3. Luebke, Jr. will conduct these i Cathy and sent her toward the
ser\ iccc. outside of the house with thejjth-
He told Coroner Harris he
went back into the house search
ing for Cathy, found another of
his children, and Jhou.dit Cathy
had escaped to the outside.
Frightened and apparently ov
ercome ('ey . smoke, the second
grader went into a closet trying
to escape the flames, the coronei
1 said his inevstigation leveals.
j The youngster would have been
j eight years old September 29.
1 Continued On Page a
Final Rites Conducted Friday
For Glee Actor Bridges, Ex-Mayor
Funeral rites for Former May
or Glee Actor Bridges, tl, were
held Friday at 4 p.m. from Kings
Mountain Baptist church, inter
ment following in Mountain Rest
The final rites were conducted
by his pastor. Rev. James L.
Mr. Bridges, for 23 years -a
public figure and for 10 years
ma.yor of Kings Mountain long
active in business, civic and con-
munity affairs, died Wednesday
at 6:30 p.m. of infectious hepati-
lus. He had been, Jiqspilalized
more than two weeks ago.
He was a Cleveland County na
tive, son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph C. Bridges. He was a
former merchant, owner and op
erator of Bridges Hardware Com
pany for many years; a member
nt the county board of commis
sioners from 1936-48 and mayor
of Kings Mountain from 1953-61
and-from 1963-65. He was a 'le
gionnaire, member of Veterans
Forciau Wafs, Moose, gik, a
Mason, a Shriner, a director of
First Union National Bank and
a vice-president and a (Urcctor of
Home Savings & Loan Associa
He had nol missed a meeting of
the Kings Mountain Kiwanis
clula since the civic club was or-'
ganized here 26 .years ago until
his recent hospitalization. He
would have received a 26-\ car pin
at the club’s Charter Night to
He was a member and trustee
of Kings Mourttain Baptist church
has been designated recipient of
Sujwiving are his* wife, Mrs.
Addle Nelson Haimrick Bridges;
three sons. Glee Edwin Bridges
and J. C. Bridges, both of Kings
Mountain, and T. Nelson Bridges
of Marietta, Ga.; one daughter,
Mrs. R. E. Schenck of Waterloo,
Iowa; three brothers, Ben Bridg
es of Charlotte, Milan Bridges of
Panama City, Fla. and Elmore
Continued On Page 0
First Six Grades
By MAR-nN HARMON
The board of education is ad
vertising today its pupil assign
ment plan for the school year
Copies of the notice' under the
1964 civil rights act, al.ong with
a letter of explandfion from Sup-'
erintendent B. N. Banios, .Ind a
“choice of school’’ fon.'n are be
ing posted to all parents Thurs
Thirty days are provided for
return of the foiTn and students
15 years of age or planning to
enter the ninth grade next year
may execute their own choices,
provided their parents do not.
The board retains its “freedom
of choice” plan in vogue this
year, makes ^only one change of
erganization in its jtcn-plan't sys
Davidson school, this year of
fering instructisn in grades onn
through eight, will not offer sev
enth and eighth grade instruction
next year. Students who would
have preferred to attend these
grades at Davidson will designate
their choices to attend either
Central or Compact schools.
Special education classes will
again be offered at the Central
and Davidson plants.
Courses available at Kings
-Mountain high school, but not at
Compact high school, are Latin,
distributive education, industrial
cooperative training, advanced
chemistry, trigonometry and ad
vanced algebra, geography, Bible,
bookkeeping and asro-space edu
All students will be ..assigned
the schbol of their choice, except
for overcrowding. Where over
crowding occurs, tRe student de
nied first assignment will be giv
en choice to attend all other
schools where spac«:i» available.-—
Beginning students and stu
dents who move into the school
district after April 30 will have
opportunty to designate choice of
school, with a seven-day period
to make decisionr
1) All school services, facilities,
athletics, activities and programs
will be operated on a de-segre-
2) Permission to attend school
m other districts' is prohibited,
where the result tends to lessen
desegregation “on account of race,
color or national origin.
3) Intimidation of or promise
of favors effecting a student’s
choice of school is prohibited.
Supt. Barnes said the Davidson
school change was dictated be-
■ause the population of the two
grades is insufficient to maintain
wo teachers for the two classes.
Split-grade teaching, with one
teacher, has been employed this
For Mrs. Herd
Funeral rites for Mrs. Mollie
Whitworth Hord, 93, oldest citi
zen -of Waco, will be held Thurs
day afternoon at 4 o’clock at
Waco Baptist church.
Familiarly, known as “Aunt
Mollie”, Mrs.' Hord died at 6:30
Tuesday evening at Cleveland
Memorial hospital. She had been
in declining health.
She was the widow of William
Gordon Hord and daughter of the
late John and Nancy Harmon
Whitworth and was a native and
lifelong resident of Waco.
Surviving are three sons, 'lor-
en Hord, Cherryville, Raymond
D. Hord, Shelby, and Alvin Hord,
Richmond, Vav; thfee daughters,
Mrs. Leslie MoBrayer, Shef-y,
Mrs. J. F. Niven, (formerly of
Kings Mountain) Albemarle, and
Mrs. John Wotring, Falls Church,
Va.; a brother, A. F. Whitworth,
Shelby; and two sisters, Mrs.
John Hol'd and Mrs. W. L.
Brown, both of Waco.
Also surviving are IS grand
children, 35 great-grandchildren,
and two great-great grandchil-
The body will He In state for
a half-hour prior to the firiai
rites. Burial will be In Caperna
um cemetery. Rev. J. W. Harmon
and Burley 'Turner will offici
Parking imeter receipts for
the week ending W^nesday
totaled $245.05, Including $148.-
30'from on-street meters, $77.-
50iin fines, and 1R25 from off-