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Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 76 No. 10
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, March 11, 1965
PRICb TEN CENT*
Decision Due Soon On Improvements To Phifer Road
QFflCIALS OF FOOD FIRM — Of.idols of The Burger Cotpera-
tion. from left Lester Roark and Roland Hamrick. Jr., of Sbell>T.
and Jock White, of Kings Mountoin, look over blueprints for the
drive-in restaurant they plan to ere.-t on a portion of the Sinter
property ou York Rood. (Herald photo by Bill Jackson.)
B<'thware school P-TA’s of
$3(K) lo the John Gamble Stadi
um fund brought actual cash-in-
hand lo $17,024.62, Treasurer
Charles F. Harry III reported
Wedr»esday, up $S86 for the week.
By crossing t.he $50,000 mark
last week, the $80,000 campaign
became three-fourths complete.
Other cash gifts reported by
Mr. Harry during the past week
included these contributors; Roj.
ert L. Haden, Jr., Mr. and Mrs.
Gerald A. Munson, Mr. and Mrs.
Lawience L. lohr, Carlton B.
i Harris, Ki n Cashion. Carl Mc-
1 Whirtcr, Mis. Riuh P. Beam.
I Mrs. Krma W. Thomson, Sue
Borders, Don Parker, Kings
Mountain Garden club, Medical
Pharmacy, Dorothy P. Etheridge
and Dewey Caldw’ell.
Architects are planning \v. ik
ing drawings for construction of
the stadium south of the new |
high school plant on Phifer road, j
The stadium will have a si uting !
capacity of 4 'KX>, will ai.so W
equipped tor t ack and will hiv\
i an ample pie.sshox.
I A m of the ^und-i .n^ing or.i*
: .mitteo is to have th.^ .s .nd.un
heady i n use when the foo
i season opens in liep.emhcr.
Rites Conducted ,
Harry Is Seeking Re-election
On US 74 By-Pass
By Mayor Bridges
To Candidate List
B. Holmes Harry, of Grover, I
is seeking re-election to the
Kings Mountain school district
board of education.
Mr. Harr>*, an exwutive of Min-
elte Mills, Inc., and Har-Gray
Mills, was elected to a four-year
term in 19G1.
He was one of two members of
the board of eilucation el<*cted in |
1961 follow'ing effectuation of the
area school consolidation.
By MARTIN HARMON ] ^ ,
1 Under terms of a si>ecial act of
Public hearing is due soon on : the General Asscm-^ly, it was
the proposed U. S. 74 tliruway, or provided that two members of
oy-pass. Highway Commis-sioner | the five-member board would re-
GllADVA/VZ — James C. Hon-
ton has received his B. S. in ...
hj ini'MZVUOii from East j particularly
Cav'Oii;ia college and is attend
ing iTavcl Officer's Candidate
School in Rhode Island.
Clint Xewion said Wednesday.
M(‘antim(', Commission Direc
tor \V. B. Babcock told Mayor,
Glee A. Bridges he would inform
him oi progio's on the thruNvayj
project w'ithin a few days.
Mayor Bridges told Mr. Bab
cock the city and residents along!
the corridor route needs to know j
omething definl.ive on the pro- :
ject soon, in order to schedule j
spring sirocl-paving. He mention- '■
Funeral rites for Mrs. Esde I
Smith Ware, 73. widow' of Rob- 1
I ert E. Ware, w'cre he d Sunday at i
j3 p.m. from the Chapel of Harris ,
! Funeral Home, i.ite men fnl- '
!o»v.ng in Bethlehem cemetery.
M s. Ware died S.'.turday at .>
A native of King.< Mountain,
she was the dr.ugirer of the late i ■
\ "The residents don’t want to.
■ pay a street paving assessment,.
j nor does the city want to should- ;
I or its -share of the expense, if the!
i street is to be in the path of thej
> thruway, ’
the Mayor told Mr.!
WuvS GRANT ^ Dr. C. DeWitt
Blanton, Kings Mountain na
tive* has won a Notional Insti
tute of Health grant for $34,498
at Auburn University where he
is a chemistry professor.
Giant To Blanton
A National Institute, of Health
Grant, totaling $3l.49S over e
period of three years, has b<*en
awarded to Dr. C. DeWiU Blan
ton, Kings Mountain native and
associate research professor of
pharmaceutical and medicinal
chemistiy at Auburn University,
Work on “Heterocyclic Analogs
of Biologically Active Indoles"
began March 1. The researeV
project will study s>'ntheti/.cd
Serotonin, a chemical com-
()Ound found in the body, has
bebh linked in theory lo certair
common mental illnesses, includ
ing schizophrenia. Dr. Blanton
hopes to be able to increase ♦he
activity of serotonin or to coinf
up with an antagonist without
increasing the toxic effect to the
A son of Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt
Blanton of Kings Mountain. Dr
Jilanton joined the faculty of the
School of Pharmacy in Septem
her. He graduated from Westein
Carolina college and received the
Ph.D. from the University of
Mississippi. Post-doctoral work
was done at Indiana University.
Dr. Blanton is a member of
American Chemical Society,
the American Association for the
Coni'muiil On Page 8
To Be Located
On York Road
'Phe quick service, 15-cent ham
burger is co.Tiing to Kings Moun
Construction of a building for
:he new’ business is expected to
)egin next week and will rt'pie-
*.ent a tital investment of some
j6.>,0t)0. it was announct^d by o'-
f.cials of the company.
A one-acre tract of the Slater
Mill property o:i York Road has
)ccn chosen for the IcK Jtion. Tlie
ite is 19.0 by 200 feel and will
.rovide spacious grounds and
'•>arkin; spaces for 60 cars.
Jack White, local attorney and
'.late senator, is president of the
lewly formed firm which will be
mown as The Burger Coi'pora-
ion. Roland M. Hamrick. Jr..
Oielby building contractor, will
orve as vice president, and los
er Roark, Shelby insurance
nan. is secretary-treasurer.
The Burger Corporation was
ormed t.> operate the local firm
ind also to handle franchise op-
Com rill «rrf On Page H
JiTCS C. Bla.ilon, son of Mr.
.'.nd Mrs. C. Dc\V:t: Jilanton. of
; A-.ngs rrirumtuin. has received n
bachelor ot Science degree in
Mr. and Mrs. North Srith. .She I bu.sinc.ss education from East |
was a TnemboY of Central Meth- ■ Caiolina college following the |
winter quarter. i
Mr. Blanton was a member of \
Kappa Alpha Order, a social !
fraternity, and held the office of
vice-president. He also held the
position as supervisor of the j
East Carolina College Cafeteria |
where he worked dui ing his four j
years in college.
■ odist church.
j Surviving are her son, R. E.
I Ware, Jr. of Kings Mountain;
I tw'o daughters, .Mrs. Liddie Bak
er of Washington. D. C. ami Mrs.
■ John F. Heavner, Jr. of Cheny-
iville; two brothers, Robert Smith
of Pompano Beach, Fla. and
Walter Smith of Kings Mountain;
and two sisters, Mrs. Guy Rob
erts of Shelby and Mrs. Clyde
Gamble of Waxhaw.
Rev. Howard Jordan officiated
at the final rites.
In New Post
Commissioner Newton said
some "prcs.sures*' had been noted
.r ciiange tile corridor projection
c. several months ago. A delega
tion trom the Kings Mountain
.oun:ry ..lub went to Raleigh in
an efiort to obtain change of the , gjj? years
projection to the west of the club'
side w'ithin the . school district
area without the city limits of
The Red Face
For several weeks the Herald
has infe.'red, if not sueciiv .ly
stated, that the term of only
one board of education mem
ber expired in May.
B. Holmes Harry, elerr(*d to a
lour-yeai term in 1961. iK>.sted
his tiiing fee Saturday.
City Clerk Joe McDaniel, Jr., :
.says his face is red like the
“I thought he had two more '
years to sene and I started to
decline his $5," Mr. McDaniel
Kings Mountain, while three
would reside within the bounds
of Kings Mountain.
Oi School Road
By MARTIN HARMON
t T)ecision a.s to what improve-
I ments will be made to Phifer
! Road to serve the new area high
.school should be made within
two weeks, Highway Commis
sioner Clint Newton said Wed
Engineers are at work on the
There is no question on wheth.
er the road will be improved, Mr.
'The question is whether the
road will be widened to 24 feet
or made a four-lane 44 foot road.
Mr. New’ton said he favored
the four-lane road, adding, 'T
want the highest type facility
The narrow bridge across Bee
son’s Creek will be eliminated,
according to current engineering
plans and will be replaced by a
Commissioner Newton said the
heavy traffic on the road today,
which serves commuters to Mass
achusetts Mohair Plush Com
pany’s Margrace plant and Park
yarn Mills, will be augmented by
leavy school traffic and football
Cc^nmissioner \ew‘on said de.
‘ision to main'ain Phifer Road
IS a two-lane .‘^irip would prob-
\bly necessitate an access road
rom the west, off U. S. 74.
The act provided that the two
cu'sidc-(*iiy electees would sriwc
six and four-year term.s, respec
tively. the electee receiving the
highest numoer of votes to serve
There have also been individ
Tiie corridor proj('ction indi
cates the Ihruway would leave
present U. S. 74 west of Maple
U^f Steel Company northw'est-
erly, overpassing N. C. 161, un-
* , .1. T- •* I o. 4^0 i cierpassing the Southern Railway [ y*
A member of the United States . --i,_ Phpniv Plant of I week.
Subsequently, the act specified,
-'ll Mectees would serv’e six-year
Also sleeking re-election is Mrs.
Lena W. Mctrill, elected to the
board in 1959 anc‘ seeking her
second six-year term. She is op
posed by Robert Smith.
Mr. Harry' was the lone addi-
’ tion to the candidate list during
Naval Reserve for six years,
Blanton left March 6 for New
port, Rhode Island, v^•hcre he
w'ill at lend Offic er's Candidate
School to seek a co.Timission as
Jimmy Williams of Greenville.
S. C.. has assum(*d dulio.s as
manager of Union Bus Terminal.
Ho suceeeds Mr. and Mrs. Bill ^
I Mr. W’illiams comes to Kings |
j Mountain from Trailway Bus
' Company’ of Charleston. S. C. Death has ended the life
The new manager has an- five yoar-old Br(*nd:a Joyce Car-
nouncod that the local terminal pc nter and the fund-raising cam-
will bo open seven days a w'oek paign to keep her mother, Mrs.
Monday through Sunday’, from, \V. M. Carpenter, by her side at
i 6:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Western ; University of Nortli Carolina Me-
Union services will be available morial hospital at Chapel Hill.
Monday’ through Saturday from
I 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The candidates to date:
For Mayor — Mayor Glee A.
Bridges. Kelly Dixon, adn John
For Ward ] Commissioner -
Garland E. Still.
For Ward 2 Commissioner
W. S. Biddix and Tliomas B. Eu-
For Wa'd 3 Com^p^s-ion^r
Commissioner Newton said the Comm. T. J. Ellis.m and James L.
'thruway is a joint federal-state: G lyton.
project and that a public hear- For Ward t Co r.missioner
1 ing is required by federal law. ; Comm. Norman King and Dt'wey
' It will be held at City Hall, he A. Styers.
ofi Budgeted for this fiscal year
(ending June 30) was estimated
costs of detailed planning and
I Burlington Industries and the old |
Phenix Mill (now owned by;
Craflspun Yarns. Inc.). Northwest
ji Piedmont avenue, the road
! would begin to curve southwest-
1 erly, skirting the Edgemont Drive j
■ extension residences and conver- ,
ging vvi:h U. S. 74 west near the ^
Marvin Goforth residence.
CANDIDATES—B. Hohnes Hax-
r,, fieelcs re-election as q
Kings Mountcrin district srhool
trustee, and Thoma.s B. Eu
banks is o candidate lor Wald
2 city commissioner.
Bsard To Call
The city board of c’ommission-
ers will for rally call the bien
nial city and school'oard elec
tions Thursday night, principal
item of business on the agenda.
Mayor Glet* A. Bridges said Wed
Tlie commission will ratify the
State Highway commission sug
gested speed limits on state
: highways trar.sversing Kings
Mountain a condition n^quired
I for slate signing and signaling.
] The commission will also con-
j.sider several street - paving peti-
' Hal S. Plonk is exptvted to ap
pear before the hoard to request
,e boN.. N..N.. N-. .-N
.annexation t> the city of about
130 acres northwest of
road which the owners
Mrs. Carpenter s
Fur.oral rites for Mrs. Mattio
I Carpe nter, 77, widow of Charles
3. Carpenter, were held Friday at
I 3:30 p.m. from Pentecostal Holi-
i ness church on Second street in-
: terrrent following i;i Mountain
i Rest cemetery.
MT'. Carpenter died last V*'pd-
iiesday in (he King.s Mountain
Surviving are four daughters,
Mrs. Charles Sims of Chicago,
HI., Mrs. Thelma Dottmarr of
Gastonia, Mrs. Etta Bennett of
Great Falls, S. C., and Mrs. Ber
tie Stewart of Kings Mountain;
three sons Gary’ Carpenter of
Kings Mountain, Everett Carpen
ter of Virginia Beach, Va., and
Charles P. Carpenter, Jr., of Chi
cago, III., and a sister, Mrs. Bes
sie Wells of Kings Mountain.
Rev. Jerry Grigg, Rev. Floyd
Hollar and Rev. Darrell Coble of
ficiated at the final rites and in
terment was in Mountain Rest
Sural Citizens Evidence Interest
In More Toll-Free Phone Service
j CotKcmcd citizens contributed
$197.86 ill tins cause, of which
; $90 was used by Mrs. Carpenter
i for living cxpen.ses at Chapel
The balance of $107.86 was
i for tunoral expense.^.
Deal Band Feature
Of Legion Dance
Mayor To Attend
.Mayor Glee A. Bridges, along
.with other representatives of the
I slate's power-distributing cities,
Roxioid i ''‘ill go to Raleigh Friday for a
plan to ' meeting to further these cities’
F )r Board of Education Mrs. develop as a residential sub-divi- ’efforts to prevent legislation ini-
Lena W. McGill, incumbent, and : sion. mical to their interests.
Rnbort «Bo' • .'-'mith. i ! nieeling will be convened
For Board of Education tout- Majority of the maximum Raleighs Memorial auditori-
side citv district* R. Holmes l si>oe(l limits will he 35 miles per 1 uni at 1:30 p.m.
Harry. * i hour. ' Phil Horion. Shelby city man-
I ager, is chairman of the execu-
There are these exceptions:
To Benin Heie
Ladies Kxere se classes will he- i , h.-.,,-,
gin at the National Guard Arm- |
live committee of North Caro-
The contributors were:
PAGE — Lorry Burton# high
school sophottoro and son of
Mrs. La¥rtonco Burton and the
lotto Mr. Burton# hos boon se
lected by State Senator Joeck H.
White to serre as a page dur
ing the second half of the N.
C. Generol Assembly in Ra
Toll • fre<? telephone service
^rom Kings Mountain to Gas
tonia and Dallas, and vice versa,
vill not be inaugurated until
May 19, but already interest is
x»ing evidenced in rural areas
for toll-free service throughout i
the county and to Cherryv’ille in !
Jaston county’. j
William Lawrence Plonk, Kt.
1 dairyman, said he had discuss
ed possibility of the toll - free
service with citizens in other
parts of the countv. as well as ;
with Bryan Houck, Southern Bell
manager in this area, and Floyd
Harris, Southern Bell’s Shelby |
Cherryville is connected with i
the Waco exchange, Mr. Plonk j
It is anticipated that the pro
posal w’ould follow a format
somewhat similar to the Kings
Mountain - Gastonia toll . free
Sufficient indication of intcr-
bst w'ould result in Bell’s making
a rate study to determine addl-
Continued On Page 8
ory Friday. March 19. and the
one-hour class will continue for
Mrs. Marshall Chambers, tele
phone 487-4407 after 3:30 p.m.,
will accept rescr\’ations. A regis
tration fee of $2 will be charg
Foi Bienda loyce Caxpentei
James Kenneth Carpenter, seven,
threw water on his sister and
ran to a neighbor’s house for
Besides her parents, she is sur
vived by four brothers, William
David Carpenter, Billy Gene Car-
1 James Kenneth Carpen
North Carolina Me-;
Donald Deal and his orchestra
will play ior Saturday night’s
dance at Otis D. Green Post 155,
The dance is for members and
The Legion dining room will
be open from 5 p.m.
Westover Baptist church WMU Dancing will be from 9 p.m.
$10. t to midnight. Admission is to cou-
Will Alien $5. ^ ,
Sites Condoded On Monday
Phillips r>6 Service Station $7.96.
Bon T. Goforth $2.
Robert (Bob) Smilli $2. ; A VA AfAVBll*V j
Gene Goforth $5. !
Anony’mous gift from Chapel | Funeral riles for Brenda Joyce
Hill $5. I Carpenter, five-year-old daughter
Young Adult Cla.ss, Central:of Mr. and Mrs. William Melton
Methodist Church $23.80. i Carpenter, were held Monday at
Kings Mountain Herald $5. 3 p.m. from Oak Grove Baptist
Dewey Caldwell $5. I church, interment following in
J. Lee Roberts $5. ; Mountain Rest cemetery.
City Employees $26. | The youngster died Saturday
KM Ministerial association $10.; morning in North Carolina Me-;: ^ William Melton Caroen.
Post 9811. VFW Sio. ! morial hospital at Chapel Hill 19| J®’; J", all of Thf home; and a
KM Kiwanis Club $10. ; days after she suffered third^^j lister. Kathy Ann Carpenter of
iTom Oak to | jjna Municipally-owned Electric
. Battlegr.iund avenue »N. t . 216> j systems.
the maximum speed u.ll be Hm , Horton expressed confi-
deni’o Wednesday afternoon that
The maximum sihuhI will he 45 [the power-distributing cities will
miles per liour on BaitlegrouiKl. | win their battle.
1) From Hawthorne r o a d j ’'We are now bqual partners at
south to the city limits;
2) on York Road (N.C. 161)
from King south to the city lim
3) on U.S. 74 from Oriental
avenue east to the city limits.
A state law provides that the |
city may limit speeds, during i
school hours, to 2-5 miles per ;
hour, on a state road adjacent to
a public or private
Some Stores Open
the conference table," Mr. Hor
At the instance of Governor
Dan K. Moore, representatives of
North Carolina’s Rural Elfectric
Cooperatives and public utilities
met in Dct'embcr to harmonize
In process, the two groups
proposed legislation which would
abrogate the power of cities to
Frank Ware Class of Oak Grove i gree burns in a fire at he
Baptist Church $5. ! at 319 Gillespie street.
Oak Grove Baptist Church $10.
Otis D. Green Post 155, Ameri
can Legion $10.
Piedmont Bapti.st Church
East Gold Street
Methodist Church $18.
Severely burned from the waist j
up, the youngster was transfer
red from Kings Mountain hos
pital to Chapel Hill the same day
she was burned while putting
coal in a stove at her home. The
fire shot out of the stove and
caught her clothing on iire.
j the home.
Also surviving are her matern
al grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Otto Peii rf Kings Mountain and
her paternal grandmother, Mrs.
Artie Carpenter of Kings Moun
Rev. Floyd Hollar officiated at
Ulc fiaai rites.
acquire lines of other sellers in
areas annexed to the city limits.
Mr. Horton said he hoped, at
worse, that he law will remain
mm mm ^ «■* J " J I BS Is. At bost. hc added, the Gen-
All Doy W©Cln©SClOY® Assembly will enact a for-
Al least thivo Kings Mountain j mula for purchase and/or sale
stores have said they will remain j of power distributions facilities,
open all day on Wednesdays, ef-j South C..roIina has such a for-
fcctive Wednesday, March 17th, !mula.
the various managers announced I Meantime. Mr. Horton said the
this week. j power-selling cities have called
They are Bern’s Department! a moratorium on lobb>ing. pbnd-
Store. Rose's ajid Eagle’s Stores, | ing a meeting with representa-
plonk Brothers suspended its tives of the utilities and coops,
half-holiday on Wednesday sev
eral weeks ago.
Most Kings Moui tain mer
chants have suspended opera,
tions at noon on Wednesday, a
policy long in vogue by the rc-
Dr. Paul Ausley will deliver
the sermon topic, “Unbelief",
at the Sunday morning service
at 11 o’clock at First Presby*
uuian cbUrciL . ^