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DECORATED — Major Robert G. Cox, center, 509 West Mountain Street, receives the Army Com-
mendation Medal from Colenel Victor L. Cary, Commanding Officer,
Army Depot in the presence of Mrs. Cox, the former Hetty Howard of Augusta, Ga. The Major
received the award for meritorious service in Korea as the commander of the 19th Helicopter
Company where he served from January 1965 to February 1966. He is presently assigned to the
Ceniral Pennsylvania Army base near Karrisburg, the State Capital, as the executive officer
with the Directorate of Maintenance.
New Cumberlar;l (Pa)
$96,000 Job Training Grant
Approved By County Group
is Offical: ¥
The city board of commission-
ers Thursday night set May 14 —
June 14 as “Paint-Up, Clean-Up,
Fix-Up Month” in the city, call-
ing on citizens to join in a mam-
moth clean-up effort.
Upon recommendation of May- |
or John H. Moss, the city plans to |
make sanitation crews and equip- |
ment available to citizens for the
30 days, at no cost, to assist them
in cleaning up yards.
The commission also called for
a special meeting on May 2 in
which citizens will be invited to
map the clean-up campaign.
In other action, the commission
voted to- enforce clean-up ordi-
nances presently on the books
and drafted a new one which de- |
clares war on junk cars. The ordi-
nance states, “it shall be unlaw-
ful for anyone owning a vehicle,
not being used at least vonce a |
week, to allow it to stand for
more than 30 days in and inoper-
Under present clean-up laws,
with violators subject to fines of
$1 to $25, are requirements of
1) to remove grass and weeds |
from their properties; |
2) to remove unsanitary depos |
its of debris, unsanitary deposits |
being defined as vegetable and |
animal waste; and
3) requirements that junk ve- |
hicles be removed from residenc-
es on 30 day notice, 1
“There are many abandoned
cars spread throughout the city”,
the mayor pointed out, and “in
the of an ordinance on
the books to provide for moving
these cars itis recommended that
such an ordinance be drafted to
empower the city to act in such
Present ordinances also prohi-
bit storing of trash in yards, al-
lowing vicious dogs to run loose
and allowing dangerous buildings
Saturday, April 30, is the fin-
al day for filing notice with
Kings Mountain school district
officials of choice of school for
the 1966-67 term.
Superintendent B. N. Barnes
said no effort has been made to
tabulate choices already filed
by parents of pupils but com-
mented, ‘Designating choice of
who fail to make a choice will
find themselves waiting for as-
signment behind all those who
He noted that date of making
choice has no effect, whether
Will result in higher wages and
A Kings Mountain Industrial
Association, Inc. application for
a $56,000 manpower training pro-
gram grant has been approved by
the Cleveland County Manpower |
wea's- extended on
The application now has been
forwarded for review and approv-
al to the Bureau of Apprenfice-
ship and Traininy of the U. 8, De-
partment of Labor.
The proposal envisions on the
job training of 300 persons at an
average cost of $186.67 per per.
The Kings Mountain Industrial
Association was forired earlier
this year to promote better em-
relations, to aid
local industry in finding new em-
pleyees and to cement relations
fretween existing plants.
W. K. Mauney Jr. of Mauney
Hosiery Mills is president. J. J.
(Joe) Vale is executive director.
Vale prepared the proposal
which now awaits federal action.
Mauney said in January when
the now fledgling association
was on the threshold of formal
crganization that, “A recent sur-
vey showed that plants in Kings
Mountain need 300 employees.”
The application submitted this
week to the Bureau of Appren.
ticeship and Training states in its
narrative that, ‘The association
believes that with the proposed
training grant under MDTA
(Manpower Development Train-
ing Act) that it can train and-or
retrain approximately 300 per-
sons in this area: all of whom
would contribute to the general
welfare of the comrunity after
they have received training which
The narrative’s opening state-
ment declares that, “The Indus-
trial Association of Kinzs Moun-
tain Area, Inc. proposes to en-
list the efforts of business, civic
Advisory Commit: *
fy Sixth In" |
Kinzs Mountain's campaign for
$3.088 for benefit of the 1966
Cancer Appeal is lagging, Fund
Drive Chairman Mrs. Henry
Neisler said this week.
A house-to-house canvass of the
comunity will be conducted Sat-
airday and Sunday by campaign
workers, Mrs. Neisler said.
Mrs. Neisler said that workers
had begun solicitation of the bus-
iness community and she invited
them to make their reports as
soon as possible.
The drive will continue through
April 30th. :
With reports from chairmen of
various causes incomplete, Mrs.
Neisler said only about $500 had
been reported. However, there
had been some inquiries about
memorial contributions and she
said that Mrs. Joe Neisler, Jr.
Phifer Road, is serving as perma-
nent treasurer for memorial
gifts. Gifts made in memoriam to
loved ones should te mailed di-
rectly to Mrs. Joe Neisler, Jr.
during the year 1966.
Other chairmen in the various
areas of the campaign are: Jacob
M. Cooper, industrial; Wilson
Griffin, downtown business; Mrs.
Bob Suber, education; Mrs, Joe
Neisler, Jr., special gifts; and
Mrs. Frank J. Sincox, residential.
Girl Scouts of the community
will assist in a Thursday after:
noon solicitation of residential
“The Starlighters” will re.
turn to play for an American
Legion-sponsored dance Satur-
day, May 28th, from 9 until 12
and other public-spirited groups
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p.m. at the American. Legion
Registration books will open at|
the county’s 28 voting precincts
Principal change from recent
elections is that literacy will not
be a registration test, a result of
a United States Department of|
Justice ruling that less than 50
percent of Cleveland's eligible
citizens voted in the 1964 general
Elections Board Chairman
Ralph Gilbert said all registrars
have been. instructed to forget
the literacy test which is requir-
ed by North Carolina law and
will be operative in 60 of the
state’s 100 counties.
Kings Mountain area precincts,
their location, and officials are:
Bethware, at Bethware school,
Mrs. John D. Jones, registrar,
Mrs. Henry Fite, Democrat judge,
Clyde Short, alternate judge, Mrs.
choice was made on March 31
or on the final day. \
“5% hy 3
County Registration Boo
Saturday; Literacy Test Is Out
Grover, at Grover fire station,
Mrs. Broadus Ellis, registrar, Mrs,
James C. Scruggs, Democrat
judge, Miss Ethel Martin, alter.
nate judge, Mrs. Lee Beam, Re-
East Kings Mountain, at City
Hall courtroom, Mrs. Nell C.
Cranford, registrar, Mrs. Ruth C.
Thomasson, ' Democrat judge,
Mrs. Humes Houston, alternate
judge, Mrs. Harold Glass, Re-
West Kings Mountain, at Na.
tional Guard' Armory, Mrs. J. H.
Arthur, registrar, Mrs. Charles
Ballard, Democrat judge, Mrs.
Paul Patterson, alternate, D. G.
Littlejohn, Republican judge.
Waco — G. M. Mauney, regis.
trar, W. L. Brown, Democrat
judge, P. C. Dellinger, alternate,
Funeral for Mrs. Patsy Anne
Wilson Mauney, 32, who died
Tuesday of six pistol wounds
will be held at Elizabeth B-pt’
‘hurch near: Shelby ai 4.2
In Cleveland County jail charg-
ed with murder is her husband,
Joseph Warlick Mauney, a form-
er patient in the alcoholic ward o:!
According to Deputy Sheriff |
Alva Jones, Mauney was releas-
ed from the hospital several
weeks ago ang had been workin
for Southern Moving Company in |
Florida. He had returned hore
Saturday. Coroner J. Ollie Har |
ris placed the time of death at]
12:29. The shooting occu red at!
the Mauney residence ner Waco. |
The weapon was a
Mrs. Mavney was a daw her |
of Charles W. Wilson and the
late, Eugenia Freeman Wilson.
Also surviving are four chil-
dren, ranging in age from three
to nine. They are a son Joey
Mauney, and three daaghters,
Cindy, Susan, and Sherry Mau-
ney. Four sisters survive. They
are Mrs. Ralph Roberts, Mrs.
Bayne Randall, Mrs. Morris Gard:
ner, and Mrs. Gerald Queen, all
of Shelby, oe
The body will lie in state at
the church from 3 p.m. Burial
will be in Elizabeth church ceme-
tery and the final rites will be
conducted by Rev. Jack Cooke,
chaplain for Carolina Freight
Mrs. Minnie Harmon Crawford.
183, died shortly races © o'clock
"Wednesday. aftern ‘at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Wen-
dell Phifer, with whom she had
"Tn declining nealth for
i In \ or several
(8s, Mts, Crawford was 4
fer of Peter Beam ant
Lowrance Harmon. Shé
was in the Beulah Meth.
odist chutch community of Clevi¢
land County. She was 83 on April
1. i a
Her husband was the late Mot)
Crawford of Gaston county.
Surviving, in addition to Mrs.
Phifer, are another daughts~
Mrs. Fred Owens of Kings
Mountain, and three sons, Ray-
mond Crawford, of Kings Moun-
tain, Lawrence Crawford, of
Augusta, Ga., and Paul Grier
Crawford, of Orlando, Fla.
Also ‘surviving are a sister,
Mrs. T. P. McGill, and a half.
brother, M. L. Harmon, Sr., both
| of Kings Mountain.
Twenty-one grandchildren and
Funeral arrangements were
not completed but the final rites
will be at Boyce Memorial As-
sociate Reformed Presbyterian
church, of which she was a
member. ; :
The family requests that me-
morials be made to the building
fund of Boyce Memorial church.
To Meet Friday
A “Friends of the Library” or-
ganizational meeting will be
held in Shelby Friday night at
the County Courthouse.
Objectives of the organization,
according to, Mrs. Harvey Harg-
rick, member of the steering
comittee, call for promotion of
understanding of the library, its
problems, resources and needs.
Mrs, Paul Luscher is tempo-
rary chairman of the library
movement which is sponsored by
the Shelby chapter, American
Asociation of University Wom-
en; Shelby Junior Charity
League and Shelby Junior Wom-
The Steering committee in-
cludes Mrs. George Houser, Mrs.
W. L. Mauney, both of Kings
Mountain, and Mrs. James
Scruggs of Grover.
_ The first public meeting of the
group is expected to attract a
Accomplishments of Friends
in other cities and counties have
included increased public under-
standing of needs and services
of a library; securing books and
funds for a library; winning a
building campaign; developing a
notable book collection; obtain:
ing needed equipment; sponsor-
ing cultural activities such as art
exhibits, fine films and music.
Bethlehem Volunteer Fire
Department will serve barbe-
cue | chi plates Saturday
from 5 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Aileen Herndon, Republican,
hs Oh a 0 a
Mrs. Charles Bingham, Republi:
Kings Mountain, N.C. Thursday, April 28, 1966
PRICE TEN CENTS
Anti-Poverty Education Stall
D. B. Blalock
By MARTIN HARMON
Stafr for the $124,000
education program under Title I
of the so-called anti-poverty act
is virtually co.r.plete, Superinten-
dent N. Barnes said Wednes-
T'ne program, already under-
way at five of the stnool sys-
tem’s ten plants, will be continu-
ed at three schools for six weeks
during the summer.
Particular emphasis under the
Kings Mountain school district
program is improving the read-
inz skills of students.
‘Supt. Barnes said the program
staff still needs a teacher aide
for North school and a librarian
at Davidson for the remainder of
the present schoo! term, Mean.
time, Mrs. Doris }. Parker has
been tendered the teacher aide
position for Central school. Mrs.
W. L. Mauney is serving as l-
brarian at Central. Other schools
now in the program are Kings
Mountain high school and Com-
pact school, fe
During the six-week summer
term, the special program will be
offered only at Kings Mountain
high school, Compact and North.
D. B. Blalock, hizh school guid.
ance' counselor; will. serve as
director of the summer program
and will also serve @8 principal at
North School. Principal Harry
Jaynes will be principals, at the
high s€hool and Principal L. L
Adam$ atCompact, =
"Other staff members and (heir
and roles: - 4
Miss- Alice Averitt, supervisor;
Richard Culyer, reading consult
ant; Miss Christine Still, “art;
Miss Ann Murphy, Speech thera:
pist; Mrs, John Warlick, teacher
aide at Kings Mountain high
school; Miss Brenda Williams,
teacher aide. at Compact; and
Miss Betty Ann Floyd, teacher
aide at Davidson.
Bus transportation will pro-
vided during the summer term,
just as during the regular term.
Registration for the summer
term is now underway. Supt.
Barnes declined to guess the en-
rollment but commented,
want it to be big. Many need and
will be befitted by this program
and we want to use wisely every
cent of this grant wisely.”
Funeral rites for Dr. Paul Dick-
son Patrick, 73, were held Sat-
urday morning at 19:30 from
First Presbyterian church, inter-
ment following in Mountain Rest
The former Kings Mountain
minister died Thursday at 2:30
p.m. in Wayne Memorial hospital,
| Jessup, Ga., following a two-day
jillness. He had become ill sud-
|denly while attending a meeting
lof Georgia Presbytery and died
of a cerebral hemorrhage.
' . 0 e | Dr. Patrick retired January
afte vi i September,
Rites Conducted iin mcs |
land expansion at Colum :ia
Funeral rites for Goodloe G. lczical Seminary in Decatur, Ga. |
Sommers, 70, were held Saturday | Since March he had been serving |
at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of Har- | as interim pastor of Jessup’s |
ris Funeral Home, interment fol- | First Presbyterian church. He
lowing in Sharon Memorial Park |and Mrs. Patrick had occupied a!
in Charlotte. hone in Black Mountain in mid- |
Mr. Sommers, retired Charlotte | December and he was supplying
attorney, succumbed of cancer | various Presbyterian churches in
Friday at 2:30 a.m. in Kings | this state and Georgia.
Mountain hospital. He died fol-| Both Mr. and Mrs. Patrick en-
lowing a short illness. | deared themselves to this com- |
A native of Orange County, munity, as both were active in
Va., Mr. Sommers was son of the the conmunity life and were not- |
late Edzar F. and Mary Virginia |ed for service outside the chureh.
Henshaw Sommers. He retired | Dr. Patrick was pastor here at |
here in 1960 after serving from [First Presbyterian church from |
1923-1960 as claims attorney for | 1935-38, coming to Kings Moun- |
SUCCUMBS — Dr. Paul Dick-
son Patrick succumbed Thurs-
day in Jessup, Ga. Funeral
rites were held here Saturday
at First Presbyterian church
where he was pastor from
Board Says "No"
To Reynolds 3-0
3y vote of 3-0, the city board
of commissioners Thursday night
| said “no” to Realtor Warren E.
Reynolds’ plea for permission to
deviate from terms of the newly-
enacted trailer park ordinance.
It was the second long session
Continental Insurance Company |tain from South Carolina where | by the board and the park own-
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City-Wide Fire Inspection Begins;
Business, Industry To Be Checked
A city-wide fire inspection be.
gan Wednesday and will be cow:
pleted over a 10-day period, Fire
Chief Floyd Thornburg said this
Mr. Thornburg, who announced
plans for the inspection at
Thursday's city board meeting,
said the fire inspection will in
clude the downtown district,
Kings Mountain, area industrial
plants and commercial firms.
In other actions, the’ board:
1) Discussed a request from
the Downtown Development Com-
mission. for a $6,000 “loan” fn
city funds to finance engineering
studies being made by Charles
Davis of Hickory, . traffic and
planning consultants. Committee
Chairman John Plonk made the
request, saying the funds would
be repaid when a federal grant
is approved for public projects in
The board may-
or to appoin 4
“look into t a
report back to the board at the
May 2 special meeting,
2) Authorized the mayor to ap-
point a citizens advisory council
to make a feasibility study con-
cerning minority housing and
commission with duties designed
newal funds in the downtown de-
3) Authorized Mayor Moss to
name a committee to present and
to prepare for public hearing and
adoption 1) the state building
code; 2) the state plumbing code;
and 3) the state electrical code.
These would update similar codes
adopted as early as 1939.
4) Recognized completion. of a
population and economy study
and land use analysis made by
the community planning division
of the North Carolina Board of
Conservation and Development.
Copies of these studies are a-
vailable in booklet: form in city
formation of a redevelopment |
to qualify for federal urban re: |
ler within a ‘week in which Reyn-
| olds strongly protested the ordi-
| nance the commission contends he
| is violating.
To comply with the ordinance
the commission says that Reyn-
olds must move, one trailer from
his Dixie Trailer Park off Gold
| street and rearrange two exist.
| ing spaces into one space. Th€
| trailer is too close to an existing
| property line. ,
| The city will install new sewer
and electrical lines, the board
told Reynolds, but Reynolds re-
fused the offer. He asks for a
| blanket variance exempting all
‘his trailer spaces at both parks
| from the ordinance,
| He envisions, he says, future
| ordinance violations when trail-
ers are pulled from existing
Assistant City Attorney Bill
‘White pointed out that the ordi-
nance is not retroactive, mean-
ing, he said, that trailers now in
violation of the ordinance are
allowed to remain. But, when the
existing trailers are moved, new
ones may not be placed on spaces
if the spaces do Mot conform to
lot sizes and other specifications
set forth in the ordinance, he
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Complete, Barnes Says
SENIOR PLAY CAST — Members of the cast of “The Last Straw” and “Old Skin Flint”, Kings
Mountain high school one-act plays to be presented Friday night, were photographed above
during rehearsal. Front row, from left to right, Glynda Lynn, Mary Dixon, Elaine Dixon, Mar-
lene Oliver, Jean Ledford, Rita Caveny, and Faithel Toney. Back row, from left, Charles Wright,
Roger Ross, Charles Padgett, Win Goter, John Clemmer, and Keith Kiser. (Photo by Speedy Ram-
‘To Be Given
| Curtain time is 8 o'clock Fri-
day night for two one-act plays
which the King§ Mountain high
| school senior clas$ will present in
| Central school auditorium.
“The Last Straw” is a comedy
| by Paula ‘Bauer. The action cen-
| ters around Mrs. Arnold Dray-
L.ton’s “hen-pecked” "husband who
| has lost his job. Mrs. Drayton ets
la job and leaves poor Arnold at
| home to do the cleaning and
ccoking, Hilarious complications
follow. ' When Arnold finally
forces himself to stand up to his
wife, she sos, “This is the last
The comedy-drama, “Old Skin
Flint’, was written "by C. H.
Keeney. Tobias Flint, known a-
mong the employees of his furni-
ture factory as “Old Skin Flint,”
has a soft spot for only three
things: his money; his orphaned
granddauzhter, Alice; and the
memory of his dead wife. His
granddaughter, Alice, defies his
authority and plans her wedding.
Events cause his shell of hard-
ness and stinginess to imelt away,
and a new and surprising facet
of “Old Skin Flint’s” true charac-
ter is revealed.
Under direction of Mrs. J. H.
Patterson, the plays will be pro-
duced by special arrangement
with Samuel French, Inc. and
Baker's Plays, Boston, Massa-
Mr. and Mrs. Carl McWhirter
are assistant directors.
Admission is 75 cents for adults
and 50 cents for students.
Chase For 3-0 Win
Senior Steve Goforth pitched
a one-hitter and struck out
11 batters to lead Kings Moun-
tain's Mountaineers to a 3-0
win over Chase Wednesday
The game was called because
of rain with KM batting in the
bottom of the sixth inning.
The lone hit off Goforth,
who now is 4-0 in the confer-
ence, was a single by Bobby
Bridges in the first inning of
Kings Mountain collected
three hits off loser Don Wease.
Tommy Goforth and Nelson
Connor each hit doubles and
Mike Smith obtained the other
. KM hit, ‘a single in the first
The Mountaineers are now 4-
4 in Southwest Conference
To Local Hospital
L. Arnold Kiser, Kings Moun-
tain industrialist, is a patient at
Kings Mountain hospital follow.
ing his transfer from Charlotte
Memorial hospital last week.
A member of the family quotes
his condition as “about the
same.” Lig i
He Is still not permitted Visit:
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