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Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 77 No. 32
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, August 11, 1966
PRICE TEN CENTS
Kings Mountain Public Housing Project
In Heishey, Pa.
By ELIZABETH STEWART
Kings Mountain’s VFW-spon-
sored Teener - League All-Stars
will leave Saturday morning at
7 a.m. for Hershey, Pa., and the
annual finals series of the na
tional Teener League competi
Kings Mountain goes to Her
shey via defeating Greenville,
Tenn., Gastonia (twice former
national champs and competi
tors at Hershey eight times),
Greenville, N. C., and Cherry-
A drive for $15(X) was launch
ed last ¥Feek by interested citi
zens to'iaond the baseball team
to Pennsylvania, and Mayor John
Moss, heading the effort, said
response is goodl,^
Citizens who wish to make a
contribution should contact May
or Moss, Marion Dixon, Jonas
Bridges or Harold Glass, In ad
dition, coin collections containers
have been placed in downtown
business firms and industrial
The mayor said he has ap-
V pointed Jonas Bridges, manager
of Radio Station WKMT and
president of the Kings Mountain
Chamber of Commerce, Kings
Mountain’s Ambassador of Good
Will. In this capacity. Bridges
will visit the mayor of Hershey,
bring greetings from the city of
Kings Mountain and invite him
to visit here. Mr. Bridges wifi
also present the Hershey mayor
^ brochure of the city.
' “I feel that every citizen joins
me in offering congratulations
Kings Mountain's Teener All-
Stars, first athletic organisa
tion in the city’s history to ad
vance toward national honors,
will be given a rousing send-
off by city officials and inter
ested citizens in front of City
Hall Saturday morning before
their bus leaves at 7 a.m. for
the finals of the National
Teener Baseball tournament in
Hershey, Pa. Numerous citizens
will go via car to Hershey and
some parents will ride the bus
with the 15 players and coach
’66 Good Year
For Local Library
tc this fine team of young men
and their fine coaches. They are
representing our community in
a splendid manner and our sup
port goes with them as they play
in the national Teener League
competition,” the mayor added.
The 15 team members, their
three coaches — Roy Pearson,
manager and area commission
er; Bob Moore, head coach; and
Bo Goforth, pitching coach, will
board a chartered Trailways bus
from City Hall Saturday morn-
Buck circulation at Jacob S.
Mauney Memorial Library in
creased to 29,864 for the year
ending June 30.
On average, the 9,634 books on
hand circulated approximately
A total of 1,232 new books
were added during the year.
Young folk out-read their ai
ders, as juvenile circulation to
taled 19,758 and adult circula
tion totaled 10,106.
The library, reports of the
treasurer show, ended the year
in its best financial condition to
date, with $2530 in the operating
account, and $1522 in the book
account. The treasurer, Mrs.
George Houser, noted however,
that committ.nents from the
book account for orders now be
ing filled would cut Diat -bal
During the year, the library
invested $1950 in-t^ev^^•bool^g
spent $164 for ' magazines and
During the year just begun,
tire liiHtary budget anticipates in
come and outgo of $7700.
Farrin'iScott Wright, son of
Mr. and Mrs. T. Stough Wright
of Grover, received the doctor of
philosophy degree at North Caro
lina State University in Raleigh
Wright, a native of Grover, re
ceived his elementary and high
school education at Grover high
school. He was awarded the B.S.
degree in agricultural engineer
ing at Clemson University, Clem-
son, S. C., September 1959, sub
sequently received a National
Cotton Council Fellowship and
entered graduate school of Clem-
.son University where he earned
the M.S. degree in 1961. While
student at Clemson University,
he was elected to Phi Kappa,
Gamma Sigma Delta and Tau
Beta Pi fraternities. He was
appointed research instructor in
the department of biological and
agriculture engineering at N. C.
State in Raleigh September 1961
where he received the doctor of
CHAIRMAN—Rev. Charles Eas
ley has been elected cdiaiiman
of the board of Jacob S. Mau
ney Memorial Ubrary.
Rev. Charles Eanlcy, pastor of
St. Matthew’s Lutheran church,
is the new chairman of the board
of Jacob S. Mauney Memorial Li
brary. He succeeds Grady How
He is a recent appointee to a
six-year term on the board.
Elected vice-chairman is Hay
wood E. Lynch, just re-appoint
ed to a six-year term. Martin
Harmon hM been elected secre
tary, succeeding Ollie Harris,
and Mrs. George Houser has
been re-elected treasurer.
At the meeting, the treasurer
was authorized to purchase por
table shelving for library books.
A neighborhood analysis with
a view toward applying for public |
housing project funds was voted'
Tuesday night by the city com-'
misson upon reQgmmendation byj
the recently-forif^ joint housing
The housing commission re
quested that a representative of I
the U.S. i^partment of Housing
and Urban Development visit
Kings Mountan and make a
Mayor John H. Moss said Wed
nesday that he would request
the visit immediately. 1
Prior to filing application for
public housing funds, the board
3f commissioners w^ould appoint a
public housing authority and de
termine what type public hous
ing project is desirable and suit
able for the city. j
A study of housing needs was
the major item of business 1
on the agenda for Monday |
night’s organizational meeting of .
the new housing committee. John j
L. McGill is chairman oi .h ■
study group and Sandro Blalock.
T. J. Ellison, O. O. Walker and
Ray Cline are members.
Martin Harmon is chairman of
the committee on minority hous
ing and other mwnbers are San
dro Blalock, William Orr, Brooks
' (Tate, George White, George Ed
wards and Carl F. Wilson.
‘‘What do we feel are Kings
Urban Renewal Project Moves
One Step Closer To Fruition
The mayor answered his own
question by citing a recent sur
vey taken by the Community
Planning Division of the State
Board of Conservation and De
velopment which pointed out
that of 2,134 houses in Kings
About 75 are dilapidated and
About 615 are in need of ma
jor repairs. |
About 590 are in need of minor i
TO PAGEANT — Linda Sher-
rer, "Miss Shelby 1966" and
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
Sherrer of Kings Mountain will
porticipato ia the 15th onnual
waternsolon festiyol to be Jield
Friday ond Sdrturdc^ in Page,
land, S. C. Tho new. queen will
be crowned on Satuday.
Kings Mountain area citizens
donated 168 pints ot blood to the
Red Cro.ss Bloodbank at Mon
day’s visit at Kings Mountain
Aim Of Giant
Kings Mountain's inhnn ic-
newal pi'aject, initiated by M:iy-
1 Oi’ John H Mc?.i list .epicni-
1 ber, is well on its way to fiu.lion.
i The city commission Tnc.^ciny
I ni'iht made? formal appl,cation '
j fo.’ .‘5136,999 in federal funds [or ’
I drawing of plans and cngmc"r- ,
I ing fees for a proposed urban re-1
ncwal project. |
Mayor M':ss forwarded the ap
plication Wednesday morning to :
the Department of Housing and i
Urban Renewal in Washington, I
D. C. i
In all. Kings Mountain hopes 1
to aaiuire $983,809 in federal |
funds for a plan initiated in
September 1965 by the irayor’s
committee on downtown develop
.. Approval by the city Commis
sion follows recommendation of
tlfe Kings Mountain Planning
The application was first pre
pared b.v Traffic & Planning As
sociates of Hickory, then for
warded to the regional office of
the Department 'of Housing and
Urban Development. Tlie region
al office last week approved the
plan .and it was brou ght back to
the city comimission for presen-
for final approval to
L .The coiT.mittee to update up
town has grown, t'ao, during the
HEAD BATTLE ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEES — Charles F.
Mauney, left above, is chairman of the finance committee and
Mayor John H. Moss is overall chairman of Kings Mountain's
annuol October celebration of the Battle of Kings Mounhoin.
A 25 .member steeriim committee was named Tuesday to
up plans for the celebration.
n/r i i’caf ancl has sincc incorporated
, Mrs. Charles F. Mauney, volun- ^ „nn-nrofit organization.
Of the 615 houses in the city, itpej. chairman, expressed appre-
only 854 are in sound conditon. | Nation to the many volunVeers'
During Kings Mountain’s workable program for commun-
bloodmoble. Mrs. Mauney said, improvement for small com
ing. The other 15 passengers on | Philosophy degree in July of this
the bus will Include parents of |
the boys and representatives of
Kings Mountain’s Frank B.
Glass Post 9811 Teeners will play
either Monday morning or Mon
day afternoon. The national
tourney is a double elimination
tournament and eight teams
He is married to the former
Joyce Ross of Grover. They havW
two daughters, Susan, age 6, andj
Rachel, age three.
In Use In Area
Kings Mountain’s new fog
ging machine to control mos
quitoes was used for the first
time Wednesday night. '
Mayor John H. Moss said
the machine will be in opera
tion on the city’s 54 streets
again Thursday (tonight) and
will be in usfe as often as nec
The thermal fog machine
sprays malathion insecticide.
It produces a very fine spray
which hangs low over the
ground penetrating the area
occupied by adult mosquitoes.
The fogging will be done
during the cool hours of the
Wyatt Assnmes New Doties Today
As Principal Of West Sdiool Here
clean-up campaign, now under- j
way. Mayor Moss said that own- I
ers and rentors agree that prop- j
erties are sub-marginal, but the I
renter has no place to move. !
Public housing may bridge this
gap, the members agreed.
Homes have been razed in sev
eral ; eas of the city due to in
dustrial expansion (Mauney,
King Mills and others), it was
pointed out in di.scussion.
“We must be concerned with
many questions,” observed San
dro Blalock. Among them: How
to encourage upgrading: how
about assignment to areas not
wanted; what about those who
dan’t wish to upgrade. (Blalock, a
Negro minister, has lived in pub
lic housir * projects. Ward 5
Coirm. O. U. Walker held the
building contract for a similar
Slum areas in Kings Mountain
may be replaced in about 18
months by a public housing proj
ect, the committees anticipate.
37 donors were rejected because
of health reasons.
County Red Cross Chapter col
lected a total of 287 pints per
month and citizens used an av-
L. C. Brewer, installment loan
manager at First Citizens Bank
& Trust Ck)mpany since the
branch bank opened here in
January, assumed similar duties |
Wednesday at Branch Banking &’
Trust Company of Goldsboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Brewer and their
son, Brent, have moved from
Cleveland Avenue to Goldsboro.
G. E. Helms has been transfer
red from First Citizens of Char
lotte to the Kings Mountain
bank and began his new duties
on Tuesday. A graduate of High
Point college, he joined First
Citizens over a year ago. He is
In Kings Mountain the Brew
ers were members of First Pres
byterian church and Mr. Brew-
er was active in the Red Cross
DIRECTOR — W. P. Fulton,
Kings MountolB native, bos
been named director of busi
ness administration for tbo
United ConunnnltT Funds ond
Councils of AaMriob
David Wyatt, 24-year-!ald na
tive of Marshall, assumes duties
Thursday (today) ag principal of
West elcnientary school.
Mr. Wyutt comes to Kings
Mountain frmn Marshall higli
school near Mars Hill where he
was a member of the faculty
three years. He did his under
graduate work^ and earned his
master’s degree from Western
Carolina college at Cullowhee.
He also Campletcd work for
his principalship certificate at
Western Canplina college.
Mr. WyaU;,~iB single.
The Petec and Polly Lail re
union will 'be held August 28
at Bethlehem Fellowship Cen
ter, west ot Kings Mountain.
Friends are invited and all
descendants are urged to at
tend. A picnic lunch will be
served promptly at 1 p.m.
Thomas C..KBrr. Jr« is reunion
Tile Rhythmairos of East Gold
Street Wesleyan Methodist church
will be featured singers at annua]
Homecoming Day Sunday at Se
cond Baptist church in Besse.ner
Other gospel singing groups
will include Jack N. Wylie and
the Bright Family.
Picnic lunch will be spread at
the noon hour after which the
song service will begin about 2
Go On Sale Monday
Football ■season tickets go on
sale Monday morning at Kings
Mountain high school, accord
ing to announce.Tent bjr Prin-—
cipal Glenn Brookehlre.
Ticket for admission to four
home football gsunes is Mr.
fiscal year Cleveland piograiTS are
tion facilities which are eligi
ble (or federal grants of up to
two tliiids cost, residential area
improvements, eligible for grants
rri. . J UD to two-thirds cost, res'dential
These statistics do not allow for eHgi'ole for
emergencies Mrs. M a u n c y area ^^ three-feurths co^t,
pointed out. , sp.-,pcs playgr ounds el'i.dble
Tuesday’s visit of the regional for grants un In 90 per'’''nt c-i.ist.
blood collecting unit was the, and piililic bousing, which are
first to Kings Mountain this fis-1 eligible for 100 percent loans,
cal year. Should the aeveland; projected here are a
County Red Cross Chapter not sin'' uplifting of
cure tho amount of blood needed business district, and a city
at the regularly-scheauled visits u.d.des biru^ting.
during 1966 a special visit will projected is extension of
be made to make up the deficit. i Avenue and renovation
Next visit of the bloodmobile ; of City Hall.
to Kings Mountain is on Novein-' The federal funds will pMvide
jjgj. Clint tuned On Page 8
Methodists Set Ground-Breaking
Seivices To Be Held On Sunday
Ground - breaking ceremonies 1
for the projcctci $250,000 Central
Methodist church sanctuary 'will i
be hold Sunday.
Workmen completed the razing
of the 61-year-old church plant i
last Wednesday to clear the way i
for construction of the new sane- j
The Rev. Howard R. Jordan, 1 ^
Central Methodist pastor, will use. ^
the sermon topic, “Jesus and His j
Church” at the 11 o’clock hour, j
The service tlWll be concluded i
on the outside of tho church with
a giound-brea'King ceremony for
the new church buildinig. Rev. Mr.
Jordan said that various church
officers and members of the
church will take part in the ser-1
Annual reunion of the Cap
tain William McGill clan will
be, held Sunday, August 21, at
B«hany ARP church. Picnic
lunch will be spread at 1 p.m.
and the clan will hold a busi
ness raee^g at 2 p-m.
REUNION SPEAKER -- Tenth
District U. S. Congressman
Basil L. Whitener will make
the principal address at the
annual reunion of McGills of
Goston to be held Sunday aft
ernoon at Bethel ARP Church
A 25-member steering commit
tee to plan the 186th anniversary
celebration of the Battle of
Kings Mountain was appointed
Tuesday by Mayor John H. Mo«s.
Five sub-committees are beinig
named with appointment of
membei’s of tlie events, special
entertainment and parade com
mittees to be announced within
a few days. Charles Mauney will
serve as chairman of the finance
committee which includes Charles
Dixon, Jonas Bridges and Her
man Greene. Mayor Moss is
chairman of the honor guest
committee which includes J. Lee
Roberts, W. K. Mauney, Jr., J.
Ollie Harris and Martin Hahmon.
The committee adopted a
$5,000 budget at Tuesday’s lunch
eon meeting at Kings Mountain
A national governmental fig
ure is being invited to make an
address here during the October
3-8 celebration and Mayior Moss
said he liopcs to have an an-
noilneement in tho near future.
Over 4,000 Piedmont Carolinas
citizens viewed last year’s .mam
moth Mountaineer Da.vs parade
and this .year’s eolebration i.s ex
pected to bo “even larger”, said
The steering comirittee Tues
day voted to invite neighboring
York, South Carolina to partici
pate in the celebration.
“There are no plans at this
time for the main address to be
held at the National Military
Park, the ma.yor said Wednes
day. Last year Secretary of the
Army Stanley Resor spoke on
Saturday, final day of the cele-
bration, at the National Military
Mayor Moss said he anticipates
a parade here would honor the
The Battle Celebration com
mittee includes city officials and
representatives of the Chamber
of Commerce, Merchants Associ
ation, Industrial Association, vet
eran’s, fraternal woimen’s club
groups, DAR, American Legion
and American t’.egion Auxiliary,
Ministerial Association and rep.
resentatives from busineas and
SPEAKER — Dr. Bob Patter
son wfU fill the pulpit at Sun-
day evening services at First
Dr. Bob Patterson, Kiiuts
Mountain native and son of Mp.
and Mrs. Dewitt Patterson, will
fill the pulpit at Sunday evcniiUf
worship services at 7:30 at Fintt;
Rev. Robert Marin, First Bap.
tist pastor, said that during the
month of August Firet Baptist'
is featuring guest speakers eaeli-
Dr. Patterson is on the staff,
of the Department of Religion
of Baylor University in TexMt
“We invite the interested com
munity to worship with us”, aaM
Midview Baptist churrti in
Midpines Conimunity has »
uled a gospel sing for Sui
afternoon beginning at 2:30
Yates A. Smith, song If
for the service said that all
ing groups and the intc
puUie is invited to attc
program ip aoog.