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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, July 28, 1966, Image 1

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Greater Kings Mountain City Limits This figure for Greater Kings Mountain * banking career in 1924. 4 Population the 1955 Kings Mountain city directory census. The city limits figure is from the United States census of 1965. 10,320 8,256 is derived from Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper Pages Today a VOL. 77 No. 30 Established 1889 Kings Mountain, BL Thursday, July 28, 1966 Seventy-Seventh Year PRICE TEN CENTS Mullinax’s Home Run Gives Teeners State Title ORDAINED — Harold Ellis has been ordained as minister of music and education of First Baptist church of Chesnee, S. C. Harold Ellis Is Ordained Harold Ellis, Kings Mountain native and son of Mr. and Mrs: Darvin C. Ellis, was ordained as minister of of music and educa- tion at First Baptist church of Chesnee, S. C. Sunday, July 17th. A graduate of Kings Mountain high school and Gardnér-Webb Junior college, Ellis will be a senior at Limestone college in Gaffney, S. C. in the fall where he will continue his studies. Mrs Ellis is the former San- dra Spangler of Grover. The Ellises have occupied their new home on route 1, Chesnee, and the Women’s Missionary Union of the church sponsored an open. house and welcome party for them July 17th a“ which time the church members ~nowered the couple with household gifts. At the ordination services Rev. + Charles - Prospt; -astoclate pastor of Spartanburg’s First Baptist ‘church, delivered the sermon. The charge to the candidate was also made by Rev. Prospt, assist- ed by Rev Ernest A. Mefaffey, pastor of the Chesnee church. Carl McCraw Is Retiring Carl G. McCraw, Cleveland County native, ended 42 years with First Union Natiorfal Bank in Charlotte Tuesday “by 4an- nouncing his retirement as chair- man of the board and chief exe- cutive officer. ~The bank's board of directors elected C. C. Cameron to suc ceed McCraw, who began his Cameron said a four-man man- agement team will be formed to manage the bank's affairs. Serv- ing with Cameron and Carl Mc- Craw, Jr. as part of the team will be the bank's two first exe- cutive vice presidents, CC. Hope, Jr. and W. J. Smith, Jr. Carl G. McCraw, Jr. will con- tinue as president of the 92-offi- cer bank, the state’s third larg- est Cameron, a former Raleigh resident, was vice-chairman of the board and president of Cam- eron-Brown Co. before his elec- tion as board chairman and chief “executive officer. Safe Haul Nets Thieves $700 Kings Mountain police are con- tinuing their investigation of Sunday night's robbery at East King Esso. : Police reported that -around $700 in cash was taken from a small safe in a back room of the station sometime early Monday morning. The thieves broke in through a back window, into a grease pit, tore off some planks to get into the back room and tore the safe epen. Sgt. Earl Stroupe was the in- vestigating officer and the re: ports that he has some small clues and that the investigation is still underway, MEMORIAL GIFTS Kings Mountain Rotary club has purchased books for the new ‘public librany in Venezue- la in memory of the late Ger- ald Munson, a former club president. Bob Munson, son of Mrs. Munson and the late Mr. Munson, is a Peace Corps vol- unteer there and was instru- mental in the library’s organi- sumed duties Ashehoro Man On Wednesday G. Glenn Brookshire, 34, as- Wednesday principal of Kings high school. Mr. Brookshire comes to Kings Mountain from Asheboro where he served for six years as prin- cipal of Guy B. Teachey City Schools. Mountain gating "housing facilities yester- day and expect to move as quick- ly as passible. .“Mrs_ Brookshire and I arriv- ed in Kings Mountain early Wed- ward with great anticipation to- ward our new work and we are happy to become a part of Kings Mountain,” said the new princi- pal. A native of Taylorsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Brook- shire, Mr. Brookshire holds an AB degree from Lenoir Rhyne college and a MA degree from Abpilaghian s state Teacher's col lege, . ; Fa ‘He taught for two years in his home town, returned to ASTC for graduate work in ° 1957-58, subsequently was principal. of Pageland high school in Page- land, S. C,, was a of the faculty of Warren Wilson col- lege in Swannanoa, and went from Swannanoa to Asheboro as assistant principal of the city schools. Mrs. Biookshire is the former Judy Freeman of Asheboro. A graduate of Wake Forest college, she has been a member of the faculty of Asheboro Junior High school the past six years. She has ‘done graduate work at UNC, Chapel Hill, In Asheboro the Brookshires were members of Graystone Bap- tist church and Mr. Brookshire was Sunday School superintend- ent of the young people’s depart- ment, Trinity ty School Opens Sept. Classes at Trinity Day School will lzegin Tuesday, September 6th, according to announcement by Rev. Robert Haden, headmas- ter. A first grade will be operated as well as a kindergarten for four-year-olds and a pre-school for five-year-olds Headmaster Haden also an- nounced the following holiday schedule for students: Thanksgiving holidays, Thurs- day and Friday, November 24 and 25. Christmag helidays, 21 through January 2. Easter vacation, March 23-27. December May 26. Here's Where City Tax Money Will Go Here's where your city ad valorem tax money will go this oo total of 15.4 cents accrues to the general fund, for general expenses incident to operating the city government. A total of 16.6 cents accrues to the debt service account to discount outstanding bonds d interest. Total of 480 is levied for nts. "Five cents is levied for maintaining a recreation pro- gram and for upkeep of equip- ment. The total: 85 cents per $100 Assumes Post i as |. He and his wife were investi- |: nesday and we're looking for-|. The last day of school will be! making permanent improve. Glenn Brookshire KMHS Principal SELECTED of Kings Cimarron, New and Mrs. and expect to weeks. Crawford and their daughter, Donna, leave Sunday Don Crawford Mountain has been selected to serve. on the Na- tional Wood Badge staff for an eight-day course for Scouters at Philmont Scout Ranch in Mexico. Mr. Re away, .ibree » - Kiwanis medical doctor, club meeting at Woman's club. Dr. Moore was University of 1962. He served service. in Viet School bells August 24th. on August. 25th. report for work and orientation | will be on August: 24th. nephew who speaker. Dr. Moore Speaker Dr.. Charles R, Moore, Grover speaker at Thursday’s A native of Houston, graduatd from Medical School in from 1963-65 wij School Beels Ring Again On Aug. 24 Kings Mountain district pupils First full schedule day will be ROTARY CLUB - A program, “Missionary EX- periences In the Orient”, feature Thursday's Rotary «club meeting at 12:15 at Kings Mountain Country club. Fen- ton Larson will will be guest Kiwanis 6:45. p.m. at. the Pexas, educated at the Tennessee and in the Army '10 months He holds both the Air Medal and Com-~ mendation Medal. ring” again for Teachers will on August 22 day for pupils will present his will be guest ‘| city employees has already been :{ tion of a one-million-gallon wat- :| er storage tank and the construc- | tion of a public works and utili ~ | tem. the city’s present capacity of fin- No Change In Tax ol For Fiscal Year The city board of commission- ers Tuesday adopted a $1,320,486 budget for the 1966-67 fiscal year, largest in the city’s his- tory: Kings Mountain's ad valorem tax rate will be 85 cents per $100 valuation for the current year, same rate as last year. " The budget, which has been in the planning stages for sev- eral months, includes paving of all unpaved streets in the city and providing sewer service to every area in the city, Mayor John H. Moss told. his. full board at the regular commission meet- ng. An 11 percent pay hike for granted and went into - effect July 1. Other capital improvements in the budget call for the construc- ty building. The city commission authoriz- ed the mayor to proceed with sites, .plans and specifications for the projected building to be erected on six acres the -city owns on North Piedmont, and McGinnis street. *y The “new utility building will provide space under one roof for all utility units of the city and will facilitate the ‘establishment of the alredy authorized purchas- ing and inventory control sys: - The new water tank Will a ished Avater to 2,300,000 gallons. Water Plant Supt. George Moss said the average daily usage for the first 181 days of 1966 is 1.5 million gallons. In addition, the budget pro- vides the purchase of an addi- tional patrol car, the purchase of a car for the fire chief and a pew pumper car. “This budget. will provide services in a program of plan- ned growth which will establish Kings Mountain as progressive and competitive in industry and business and will make the city a better place to live; work and play”, the mayor said. “The budget calls for improv- ed streets, parking, garbage and debris collection, and excellent water supply, an expanding rec- reation program, additional fire and police protection, sewer service to every home, among other services,” the mayor add- ed : REVENUES Major item of anticipated in- come, as is customary, will come from power and water sales, es- timated $392,500 The city’ has City Board Adopts $1.3 Million Budget | IN MEXICO — Robert Phifer of Kings Mountain is among 21 Carolinas young people and ARP’s helping build a camp- ground for Mexican Prey: terians. : Robert Phifer {On Teen Project alsa Robert Phifef; son of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Phifer of Kings Mountain and .a June graduate of Kings Mountain high school, is among 21 young people from ,| the Carolinas helping build a campground for Mexican Pres- byterians “high in the Eastern Sierra Madre Mountains. Phifer is expected to return home August 4th. He is- sponsor- ed by Bbyce Memorial Associate Reformed Presbyterian church of which he is a. member and active in the Young People’s Christian Union, Site’ of the new campgrounds is a small town called Ciudad lel Maiz (City of Corn) about 170 miles from the Mexican city- of Tampice and 4000 feet above sea level. ; There, members of ARP churches in the Carolinas " and four other Southern states are working hand-in-hand with Mex- ican townspeople "in the area where ARP missionaries began working in Mexico in 1899. The young people were sub- ject of a feature story, ‘“Caro- linas Teens Builds (Latins A Church” by Earl Lawrimore in Sunday’s Charlotte Observer. an unappropriated surplus from the previous year of $257,950.64 from Powell Bill gas funds for streetwork. It anticipates a pro- fit of $127,910.00 from the Natur- zation, valuation. erations - by Foote Promotes R. Devere Smith To Operations’ Accounting Head PROMOTED — Devere R. Smith has been promoted to account. ing momager of minerals op- Foote - Minpral Continued On Page 6 E. R. Goter, ‘Manager of Foote Mineral Company, Kings Moun. tain Operations, announces the promoton of DeVere R. Smith to the position ef Accounting Man- ager — Minerals Operations, ef- fective August 1, Mr. Smith will have staff re sponsibilities for the Accounting, functions at the Kings Mountain N.. C.,, Asbury, Tennessee, Kim: ballton and Sunbright, ' Virginia Operations. Mr. Smith has been with Footc Mineral Company since 1953 anc most recently served as Plant Accountant and Administrative Assistant at the Kings Mountain Operations. He is a member of the Church Council at Resurrection Lutheran church, and active in civic or- ganizations and projects. He is past president of the Kings Mountain Heart Fund. Mr. Smith, his wife- and two children will xpects to receive $39,006.40] and expects to rec $s | “These youngsters are experi- Exeerpts from the story fol- encing ‘a once-in-a-lifetime = ex- perience living in ‘old Mexico’ and not in a tourist Mexico,” writes Mrs. Milton 'Blakely of Laurens, S. C., an adult adviser. “The natives of the town, though mainly Catholics, are friendly and have invited them to play basketball each evening, to a school festival at night and to visit their school while in ses- sion.” In return the Americans had | an “at home” party for theiir| Mexican friends, serving refresh- | ments and entertaining about 150 local teen-agers. Mrs. Blakely reports that the “Yanqui" teen-agers are fasci Continued on Page 6 Hambright Member Of Panelist Group Myers Hambright, Kings Moun: tain high school agriculture teachér, is among panclists for the 1966. Conference, Southern Regional Research Committee in Agriculture Education, continu- ing through Friday at North Carolina State University in Ra leigh. Mr. Hambright went fo Ra: leigh Wednesday. That evening he led the elists in a discus: continue to make their home in Kings Mountain. = N sion of ““ nsibility for Re: search in Agriouture- te Roles to be: Played « - Kings Mountain Native Wins TopArmyResearchContract: Dewitt Blanton | In Research Post In Alabama. Dr C. Dewitt Blanton, Jr, Kings Moun'tain native, and a re- search professor. at Auburn Uni- versity, Alabama, 872 Army government for sistant malariia strain, The contract, awarded through | § the commanding general of the U. S. Medical Research and De- velopment Command, is part of the most intensive anti-malarial research since the close of World War II. So high is the incidence of ma- laria in Southeast Asia al months ago by Walter Reed hospital in Washington to ‘see if he was working on anything which might be relevant.” The Kings Mountain man has gained some prominence for re- search on a new drug to treat certain mental disorders. A son of Mr: and Mrs, Dewitt Blanton, he has been an associate. cal and medicinal chemistry with Auburn since 1964, He received his B.S. degree” from . Western Carolina colleze and the Ph.D. from the University of Mississip- pi. . Although Blanton was not do- ing anything specific in the anti- malarial field, Prof George Har- greaves, named assistant investi- gator for the project, had done some investigation of quinoline- quinones. Their work, which began June 1,. is expected to continue for a twoiyear period, The new drug-resistant ma- laria strain could pose as real and deadly a threat as the Viet Cong to U.S. military ground personnel in the jungle and brush area of Vietnam, the pro- fessors say. It has been shown that some of the currently ‘used quinine substitutes are converted to this | type of compound before they become effective. Since the new malaria parasites have resisted | all known synthetic anti- mala | rias, the quinine alkaloids returned to their position of for- mer importance as therapeutic | agents. Together, and in conjunction with other researchers area, it is hoped that an effec- tive ne wanti-malarial drug may . Continued On Page 6 | Kings Mountain Serviceman Cox Gets Promotion To Lt. Colonel WINS PROMOTION — Lt. Col. Robert (Bob) Cox of Kings Mountain has been promoted. He is executive officer at New Cumberland, Pa., Army Depot near Harrisburg. has been nam- | ed chief investigator for a $32,- | contract | research on a new drug-re-| that Blanton of Auburn's School of Pharmacy was contacted sever- re- | search professor of pharmaceuti- | have | in this | professor at Auburn Universi. ty. will be chief investigator for a research. contract in the Army's anti-malaria ia fight. Four-Year Grant To Joy Greene Joy Carol Greene, daughter of Mrs. Sunnie S, Greene of Kings Mountain and the late William H. Greene, is one of nine North Carolina students awarded col | lege scholarships from the N. C. Veterans Commission. | Miss Greene will be a fresh- man at Western Carolina col- lege, Cullowhee, in the fall. The scholarships are awarded to certain children of disabled or deceased wartime veterans, Each scholarshiip is for four academic years. Scturday Last Day To Buy License Saturday is the last day you can purchase a city privilege] license without penalty. State requires the license be purchased during the month of July and penalty of five percent per month applies after August il. | The city expects to receive $5,000 in privilege license pay- ments for the year 1965-66. Sales | this week totaled nearly $3,000. | METHODIST TOPIC | The Rev. Howard R. Jordan's sermon topic Sunday at Cen- tral Methodist Church will be “The Prayer that Jesus Refus- ed to Pray”. 1 NEW CUMBERLAND, PA. — | Robert G. Cox, 509 West Moun- |tain St. Kings Mountain, was | States Army. He is presently | stationed at New Cumberland (Pa.) Army Depot, near Harris- burg,. Pennsylvania as the exe- | cutive officer for the Directorate | for Maintenance, Locals Defeat Gastonia 6-4 In 8 Innings homer in the eighth inning Wednesday after- noon to give Kings Mountain's Teener League all-stars a 6-4 win over championships in Greenville, N. winning pitcher. Whetstine came bases off Mullinax in the fourth. tine served up a home run pitch dp shortstop Mike Claussen which put the Gastons ahead 4-2 at the time. Gastonia 4-3 in a morning game Wednesday morning forcing the state championship into ‘an aft- ernoon game, lead in the first inning when second baseman Mike Smith hit a homer with Glenn Perkins a- board. The Mounties brought the game closer at 4-3 in the fifth and tied the game at 4-all in the bottom of | Claussn made two straight er- ‘| rors after two outs were made. Bates—who hurled three perfect innings against KM in Wednes- day morning's Mounties in check for two and two-thirds innings Wednesday ; afternoon. . INVESTIGATOR — Dr. C. De- | Bates came on after KM scor- witt Blanton, Kings Mountain |©d in the fifth and retired eight native and young research |Straight batters until Claussen | leftfield . fence | promoted July 14 to the rank of | i Lieutenant Colonel in the United | ‘Wayne ‘Mullinax hit'a two-run ~ bottom of the Gastonia in the state ‘Darrell Whetstine was the n after Gastonia loaded the Kings Mountain had lost to - The locals took- an early 2-0 the seventh when Gastonia ace pitcher Dale game—had the threw wild at first when Joe Cornwell hit a routine grounder which would have ended the game. Cornwell was awarded second base when Bates was charged with a balk and the fast-running outfielder scored the tying run when Claussen booted an infield grounder ‘off the bat of Perkins. Smith grounde dout to end the KM seventh. Bates, who has been bothered with arm trouble since Tuesday, was relieved by southpaw Don Davis in the eighth Gene Putnam led off the KM eighth with a sinzle to center- field "and. Mullinax cooly parked" the first pitch to him over the for his second homer of the day. Mullinax hit another h in Wednesday morning’s game. Kings Mountain Mayor John Henry Moss sent the Teeners a congratulation telegram immedi- ately following the decisive vic- tory. Moss's telegram read: “Congratulate coaches and play- ers on winning North Carolina State championship. All of Kings Mountain is proud of you. We ‘are with you all the way—let’s become National Champions. Re- gards, John Henry Moss, Mayor, City of Kings Mountain.” | Colonel Cox is a veteran of 18 | years enlisted and commissioned | {ing to New Cumberland jn Feb- 'ruary 1966 served a year in| Korea as the commanding offi- {cer of the 19th Helicopter Com- pany. As an enlisted man in 1949 and 1950 he served as a military {policeman in the Hawaiian Is- |lands, and following receipt of a commission in 1951 held posi- tions as provost marshal in the United States and Japan. Returning to Army Reserve status in 1953, Colonel Cox was accepted for tlight training, and before being recalled to active Continued On Page 6 ae | Army service, and. prior to com- |g _ ship. Whetstine won the last ACE HURLER-Pictured above is Darrell Whetstine, the ace of the Kings Mountain Teener League pitching staff, who posted three wins this week in Greenville, N. C., as the locals swept to the state game Wednesday in however, it was « eighth by Wayne which told the tales .

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