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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, June 30, 1966, Image 1

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ba or a AA A i RN. AAR, ~ Population Greater Kings Mountain 10,320 City Limits 8,256 This figure for Greater Kings Mountain is derived from the 1955 Kings Mountain city directory census. The city limits figure is from the United States census of 1965. VOL. 77 No. 26 Established 1889 Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper . Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, June 30, 1966 Seventy-Se Raises For All City Employees To Be Rec Independence Day Events Are Listed ~ Enrollment Up Many Events Scheduled For Holiday The Fourth of July will be a time of picnics in the park, fam- ily get-to-gethers and patriotic | celebrations in which Kings Mountain area citizens will take part. American Legion Post 155, Kings Mountain Country: Club, ‘|'_ake Montonia Club, Inc. and Davidson Park are arranging special activities. Kings Mountain area citizens will salute the birth of independ- ence in -various celebrations planned throughout the cormun- ity on Monday. Ringing of church bells at 2 p.m. will kick-off a community- wide old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration being sponsor- ed by American Legion Post 155. Hole-in-one and greased pole contests, sock races and egg rolls and horseshoe pitching will be held from 2 until 7 p.m. with cash prizes to the winners. Bingo games for all will be held from 2 until 4 p.m. with socks and bedspreads to the winners. A live band will play for a rockn- roll dance for teenagers from 4 until 7 pan. “Dixie Hillbillies will play for a square dance from 8 until 12 p.m, Admission is $1 per couple or stag. The kitch- en will be open for serving of supper from 7 until 9 p.m. All events will be held on the grounds of the American Legion building on East Gold street. Mayor John H. Moss will make the patriotic address at 8 p.m. HONORED — Sam Weir, Jr., veteran member and past president of the Kings Moun- tain Lions club, has won Dis- trict Lion of the Year honors for the second consecutive year, the honor accorded by Lions organizations in District 31.C. Mr, Weir is a Kings Moun- tain insuranceman. Summer Schools Enrollment in the two federal- ly supported summer school pro- grams has increased by 45. Principal Howard Bryant, of the pre-school “Head Start” pro- gram at West school reported enrollment Tuesday at 140, up 20 from the third day's opera- tion. He said his nine-teacher | followed by a fireworks display school and enrollment are in |at 8:30. proper balance. Concession stands on the erounds of the American Legion building will offer hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn and cold drinks during the 10-hour cele- bration. The arrangements committee includes Commander Clinton Jol- ly, Mayor John H. Moss, Dick D. B. Blalock, director of the Title I reading program, report- ed enrollment had increased to 526, bringing his 34-teacher al lottment in balance with enroll- ment. The Title I which also has a speech therapist and art instruc- tor on its staff, added a nurse this week, who will work under the direction wf the county health department. Pupils will be tested for sight and dental deficiencies, as well as for gn- Shaney and David Delevie, As- sisting will be Rev. C. R. Good- son, Clyde Whetstine, H D. Mec- Daniel, Gene Wright, W. D. Mor- rison, Jack Bridges, J. W. Glad- den, Glee E. Bridges, Clyde San- Lions President ders, Robert Wright, Bob Smith, Frank Blanton, Guy Henderson and Jim Clinton, ral physical well-being. The pre-school children are al- so receiving physical examina- tions. Principal Bryant said he had been surprised to learn that tests showed 'a majority of the 140 have low hemoglozin counts, indicative of improper diet. “Too much soda pop and chocolate, too little lettuce, green vegeta. bles and other dietary basics,” Mr. Bryant commented. Both Mr. Bryant and Mr. Bla- lock reported their schools “in “The committee asks all resi- dents, every man, woman and child—to pause as the bells be- gin to ring”, Commander Jolly said, and reflect upon the signi- ficance of Independence Day.” Mayor John Moss has issued a proclamation calling upon citi- zens to join in the bell-ringing ON BOARD — William Law. rence Plonk has been appoint- ed to a five-year term as a di- rector of Kings Mountain hos- pital. He will succeed George W. Mauney. retiring after two terms and also veteran retiring president. Hill Lowery was re- appointed to a second five- year term. The board was to organize for the coming year at a meeting Wednesday night. Mrs. Morris’ Rites Conducted Funeral rites for Mrs. Iva Lineberger Morris, 68, of Norfolk, Va. wife of C#yde M. Morris, were held Sunday at 4 p. m. from’ ‘Oakdale Presbyterian church, Clover, C., interment € egehurch cemetery. ~~ Mrs. Friday in Nor- folk GeAgral hospital, y=. op A form#r Kings Mountain citi- zen, Mrs. Morris, before marri- age, did private duty nursing and was also employed by the late Dr. W. L. Ramseur at one time. She moved to Norfolk about 20 years ago. In addition to ner husband, she is survived by her step- daughter, Mrs. Peggy York of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. N. D. Whitesides of York, S. C. and Mrs. Fred Spurrier of Gastonia. Also surviving are two grandchildren. Jordan Reports To Fort Rucker Chaplain (Lt. Col) Howard R. Jordan has been ordered by the Department of the Army to 15 days of active duty training at Fort Rucker, Alabama. He will leave Kings Mountain on June 30th and return on July 16th. While there he will be attached to the office of the post chaplain and will be on duty with the chaplain’s section in support of reserve activities. In his absence, W. A. Russell, Church Lay Leader, will be in charge of the church activities. In event the minister is needed, contact the church office, Mr. Russell will speak Sunday morning, July 3rd, on “What Are | You Standing For?” : ceremonies and participate. in high gear” and operating|ihe day's program, He emphasiz- smoothly. ed the committee's request of all Continued On Page 6 10th, will-be Rev. Kelly Dixon. The speaker for Sunday, July Hal S. Plonk Hal S. Plonk was installed as the 32nd president of the Kings Mountain Lions club Tuesday night. Other officers installed by Hu- bert Dixon, former Lions district governor, were Howard Bryant, first-vice-president, William Law- rence Plonk, second-vice presi- Quarterly dividends on sav- ings accounts paid by Kings Mountain's two financial institu- tions total $118,590.07 The aggregate payment for Home Savings & Loan Associa- tion was $75,751.28 (optional sav- ings totaling $49,828.70 and full- dent; Willie Williams, third|paid shares totaling $25,922.58) vice-president; Bill Moss, secer-| reflecting quarterly payments on , tary; Ray Holmes, treasurer;|June 30 at the rate of 4.25 per- cent per year, secretary-treasur- er Thomas A Tate reported, Kings Mountain Savings & Loan Association paid dividends totaling $42,838.79 (optional sav- ings totaling $26,288.75 and full paid shares totaling $16,550.04. reflecting quarterly payments from March 31 to June 30 at the rate of 4.25 percent, secretary- treasurer Ben H Bridges report. ed. Fred Withers tail twister; Larry Allen, Lion tamer. Directors installed were. for terms ending 1967, Rev. Robert Haden, Odus Smith and John Reavis; for terms ending 1968, W. G. Jonas, Richard Barnette, and Jonas Bridges. Mr. Dixon briefly outlined du- ties of the several officers, noting that guidelines for all are con- tained in the constitution, by- laws and objects of the Interna- tional, Association of Lions Clubs. and two finms at June 30 totaled He commended the Kings| $235,782.96. Mountain club on its perform- ance during 1965-66. IMPROVING ‘Mrs. W. J. Crawford, who suffered a broken leg last week, is reported improving at Retiring President Plonk pre- sented the district “Lion of the Year” trophy to Sam Weir and the “100 percent Secretary”| Gaston Memorial hospital She award to William ps is able to be in @ wheel chair, pres, Plonk. gts gn lbh fa Savings & Loan June 30 Dividend Payments Will Aggregate $118,590 Semi-annual payments by the PL © Of 1948 Law Public hearing on a massive revision of the city's zoning ordi- nance will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall court- room. The ordinance envisions per-| imeter zoning to one mile out- side the city limits, map were being made Wednes-| day by Gary D. Hicks, of the De-| partment of Conservation and, Development’s community plan-| dictated by the city's recent an- nexation of several tracts. Mayor John Henry Moss said the hearing will be conducted revised zoning ordinance. Public hearing will also be held on proposed adoption of building, plumbing and’ heating, and electrical codes, which con- form to state codes. The committee on city em- ployee salary and wage scales will report and the commission is expected to adopt an interim appeepriation to provide for city operations. from July 1 until adoption ofthe 1966-67 budget. Mayor Moss said he would in- form the board of a special meet- ing on July 5 for consideration and tentative adoption of the 1966-67 budget. Law requires fi- nal adoption by July 28 and ten- tative adoption not later than 20 days previously. Larry Patrick Got In Politics Larry Patrick, high school senior, tossed his hat into the political ring during last week's Boys’ State on the campus of Wiake Forest college and-lost by 10 votes the lieutenant governor- Hearing Thursday On Zoning Plan Big Revision | Is Indicated Finishing touches to the proposed zoning): ning division. The additions were : | GRADUATE with view toward adoption of the | $ - America in Atlanta, Ga. boat ~ Mrs. Arthur Al- has been graduated len, Jr. rom Fashion Institute of Mrs. Allen Wins Diploma | Mrs. Arthur Allen, Jr., daugh- | ter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Weir, Jr. of Kings: Mountain, was | graduated -Sattirday’ with Asso- ciate in Arts degree Irom Fash- ion Institute of America in At- [1anta, Ga. | The former Marlene Weir re- ‘ceived an honor seal on her di- ploma, A member of Gamma | Gamma Toy sorority, Mrs. Allen |also served on the Advisory Board for her dormitory, Before transferring to the Atlanta school, ‘Mrs. Allen -attended St. Andrews college at Laurinburg. Going to the commencement exercises were Mr. and Mrs. Al len, Jr., now of Charlotte; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Weir. of Kings Mountain and Mrs. Fred Falls, Jr. of Fayetteville, sister of Mrs. Allen. at Thursday night's) {based on a 54-hour week for ‘| Present top base pay for police- : all employees. 3 ’ Io Mrs. Logan's The Ki M in delegate a Th d o poy a, ante, | Rites Thursday hew of U. S. Senator Fulbright, The final count was 107-52, A third candidate received 20 votes. In his race with Nationalist candidate Phil Batten, the Tho- masville youth edged Patrick by 10 votes to serve with Larry Pas- sar as governor of Tar Heel Boys’ State, Boys’ State was attended by 480 boys, all representing Amer- ican Legion Posts in the state. Other delegate from: Otis D. Green Post 155 was David Wil- son. Tr Patrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. ‘Lawrence Patrick, was elected a city commissioner, a county com: missioner in local government candidate in state-wide primaries in which a governor and lieutenant gov- ernor were named Thursday. Party conventions were held, there was the usual speechmak- ing, and Joe Craver of Greens boro was Patrick's campaign manager. The Federalist Party was the conservative party. In his cam- paign speech, Patrick said “Ev- ery fiber of my being is dedicat- ed to our cause. While no party can really guarantee, if a party deserves victory it will surely find it. Democracy is the world’s great hope, and North = Caro- lina's greatness is the greatness of her people.” He added, “Let this generation light a lamp of liberty that will illuminate the world Let us set a standard of responsibility that | will inspire the world. This: gen: eration will keep its rendezvous with destiny and will not fail,” - PERMIT ISSUED Kelly: Dixon, building con- tractof, was issued a building permit this week to construct an addition to Trinity Episco- pal ‘church at cost of $7,000. Two classrooms will be built to’ School for use by Trinity Da W "ee tion from the Federalist Party in a hotly-contested 2 to 1 pri- Funeral rites for Mrs. Alma mary with Terry Fulbright, nep- | Westbrook Logan, 80, - of Kan- A DR SA hy A napolis, former Kings Mountain citizen, will be held Thursday at 2 pom. from Lady's Funeral Home Chapel, graveside services following in Kings Mountain at 3:45 p.m, at Rethlehem Baptist church cemetery: Mrs. Logan died at 12:30 Tues- day in Presbyterian hospital at Charlotte. In declining health for several years, she died sud- denly. Dr. Charles C, Coffey will of- ficate at the final rites. Born in Blacksburg, SC. June 9, 1886, Mrs. Logan ,was the daughter of the late Robert Alexander Emlie Elizabeth Jones Westbrook. ; She had made her home in with a daughter, Schinhan. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Glenn F_ Nixon and Mrs. Betty L. Wilcox, both of Charlotte; two sons, Robert M. Logan. of Raleigh and Har- old G, Logan of Charlotte; four sisters, Mrs. G, G. Scruggs of Gaffney, S. C., Mrs. D. F. Whis- nant of Belmont, Miss Jen E. Westbrook of Derita and Mrs. John M. Little, Jr, of Kelton, S. C Mrs, Jan P. ‘Also surviving are 14 grand- Hourly-Rated Minimum $1.40, From $1.25 By MARTIN HARMON The city city committee on sal- ary and wage scales will recom-| mend pay increases for all city meeting at City Hall. { Among the major recommen-| dations: 1) Establishment of a mini-| mum of $1.40 per hour (now $1.25) for all hourly-rated em- ployees. 2) A beginning salary of $80 per week for rookie policemen, with increments of $5 each three months to a maximum of $100, nine months which includes school traffic patrol duty, and a 48-hour week for three months. men is $83.88, after 18 months experience. 3) Six paid holidays for all employees. (Where duty on holi- days is required, employees on duty will receive double pay.) 4) two weeks paid vacation for 5) Full-time firemen $90 (from 373). Mayor John Henry Moss noted | contribution of six percent Retirement fund. ance policy. Department head weekly rec- ommendations will include: Grady Yelton, superintendent of ‘public werks, $150 (from $13266). : (from $133.41). Mrs. Grace C. Wolfe, asistant city clerk and treasurer $100, (from $90). Hunter Allen, electrical super- intendent, $130 (from $115.50). George Moss, water plant sup- erintendent, $100 (from $86.95) based on 48 hour week. Frank Blanton, gas superin- tendent, $100 (from $91.51). Chief of Police Paul Sanders, $125.50 (from $105). Police Sergeant Earl Stroupe, also clerk of recorder’s court, $115 (from $99.93). Lancaster Won Radio WBT Contest Lancaster, S. C., was winner of the 1965 Community pride contest conducted by Radio Station WBT Charlotte. Losing competitors, along with Kings Mountain, were Le- noir in North Carolina, Clover an Chester in South Carolina. Results were received by J. Ollie Harris, past president of the Chamber of Commerce, this week ; that oplicement would continue; to receive uniforms free and full § of # gross pay into the State Officer's § to receive free hospitalization in- § surance and a $5,000 life insur- Joe H. McDaniel, Jr., city clerk, treasurer and tax collector, $150 Y Pages Today venth Year PRICE TEN CENTS x = Beam Is Upended For Commission Harriet Evans, Pop Simmons, Greene Winners David Beam, county commis- sion chairman, trailed three oth- er candiates Saturday fim the run- off primary for two Democratic commission nominations. Challenger C. A. Greene led the balloting, while Incumbent B. E. (Pop) Simmons placed second, edging the second chal- lenger, Fritz Morehead, Jr. Mrs. Harriet Roberts Evans easily won the nomination for county treasurer over Mrs. Doris D. Osborne, 3172 to 2004. The county commission totals were: Greene 2899, Simmons 2441, Morehead 2283, and Beam 2213. Only slightly more than half the vote total was recorded on Saturday as compared to the May 28 first primary. Number 4 Township voted with two of the three Democratic nominees, again supporting Mrs. Evans, who is a sister of Jus- tice of the Peace J. Lee Roberts, and awarding Simmons second | spot to Beam, ; The township totals were: Mrs. i| Evans 299. Mrs. Qsborne 106. Beam, 243, Simmoris 224, More- head 146, Greene 145. : Mrs. Evans has no Republican opposition in November, Greeneand Simmons will face t Republicans Sam Proctor and | Pierce Cassidy In district Congressional bal- | loting, W. Hall Young, nominee | two years ago, again won the right to challenge U.S. Congress- man Basil L. Whitener. Young defeated Donald Wirick of Gas- tonia, C. A. GREENE Commission ‘Nominee vd B. E. (POP) SIMMONS Commission Nominee Independence Day Holiday For Most Independence Day will be a holiday for vast majority of Kings Mountain citizens. For a great number, Inde- pendence Day will spell a week’s vacation, as majority of the area's textile ‘plants close for the traditional Fourth of July holiday week. Dry cleaners also plan a week's close-down. Kings Mountain retail es- tablishments and financial in- stitutions be closed, as will Kings Mountain post office and City Hall offices. Elmer Lumber Company will close Monday, as will the Methodist Men Give To Needy The Methodist Men of Cen- tral Methodist Church have just concluded a most successful clothing drive for the Blue Ridge Methodist Service Program, Inc. This—Program--was-—officially accepted: by the Board of Lay Activities of the Western North Carolina Conference and was adopted as an official project by the Methodist Men’s Clubs of the Conference. The Program has distributed garments to over 1500 families free of charge since January 5, 1962. The Methodist Men’s Club col- lected and shipped 14 barrels of ilies of the church. The clothing is for distribution to families in Yadkin, Ashe, Surry, Wilkes, and children and two great-grandchil- Iredell counties Continued On Page 6 hold services for .the last “time Sunday in the present sanctuary which ‘was built ih 1905. The congregation voted -pre- ponderantly Sunday (106 to 7) to proceed to replace the sanctuary at a cost estimated at $250,000. B. S Peeler, Jr, chairman of ‘the | ing committee, said raz- tonia, to begin next d is expected or “the followin : week at Rta Central Methodists 1905 Sanctuary; Project 5250,000 Central Methodist church nay the latest”. ing by Bradley-Jenkins, of Gas- | A ROA NN Vote To Raze His estimate of, $250,000 in- cludes constructioin of the new sanctuary and furnishing it. Contracts he expects to be signed within ten days. In initial bidding, the committee regard ed the bids high and are negotiat- ing with the several low bidders. Other members of the building committee are John C, Smathers, Fred Wright, Jr., Marvin Byers, and Grady Howard. : | MRS. HARRIET EVANS clothing donated by various fam- | Kings Mountain Herald. The city’s barber shops plan a two-day close-down on Mon- day and Tuesday but will be open all day Wednesday, in contrast topolicy of closing i that day. + Treusurer Nominee It will be a holiday for the 666 pupils enrolled in the two | ‘Mis. Medlin, 25, federal summer school pro- { grams, but the 149 in the regu- a lar summer high school will Dies In Blaze : attend classes as usual. | semen srt ramet posi | | Funeral services: for Mrs. | Mary Percy Long Medlin, 25, | wife of a former Kings Moun- [tain ‘citizen and. daughter-in-law lof Mrs. Rosa Medlin, were he. From Viet Nam | Saturday in Raleigh at Owensb Funeral home. Cdptain William - F. (ei) 's. Medli + har life in an | Cockrell arrived Sunday in San Mrs. Medlin lost her life in an Francisco, California after: a early morning fire at the Med- | lin home in Orange, Va. The family was out of the burning home, but for some un- rell. explained reason Mrs. Medlin Mrs. Cockrell joined Captain dashed Dak. —- + iCockrell in San Francisco and Surviving are her husband, | they will come to Grover this Rev. William Medlin, ‘and two | Weekend for a visit. The Coek- children, Jerry Long, by a pre- rell children, William F, III, vious marriage, and Cathy Med- Kelley and Dawn, are 22 Grover lin. with their ami i ras | leigh. Mrs. Bill Cockre amily Burial wating igh have lived at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. while Captain Cockrell has been on overseas assignment, tour of duty in Viet Nam. The Grover serviceman 1S son of Mr, and Mrs. W. Fred Cock- Dog Quarantine Ends Thursday No. 4 Township Dog Quaran- PICNIC POSTPONED Woman's club tine ends Thursday (tonight) The Junior at midnight. ; 2 has postponed its July picnic, Approximately 100 stray | scheduled for Friday, until dogs have been Killed during the 30.day quarantine, county and city officials report. Pet owners are reminded to keep their pets confined dur- ing the 30-day period, sometime in August, club pres ident Jackie Blanton 8 Miss Blanton said many are vacationing and club will not hold meets. i RA aha aA a Ri Cockrell Back ommended aici a

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