et to a
: as it
. 6 deg.
:e S. 14
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5 will I:
Greater Kings Mountain 10,320
City Limits 8,008
Tbit figure (or Greater Kings Mountain is derived from
the 19SS Kings Mountain city directory census. The city
limits Ugure Is from the United States census ol 1960.
Kings Mountain's Reliabie Newspaper
VOL 76 No. 15
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, April 15, 1965
PRICE TEN CENT^
Sewage Plans Deadline Will
By May 1
Citizens Are Readying For Easter
Picks Up Steam
Harris To Preach
To Be Held
6 A.M. Sunday
Kev. John ilarr.s, pas.or of
First Wtsioyan Methodist church,
will deliver the sermon at the
traditional community-wide East.
<‘r Sunrise Service Siiixlay morn
ing at 6 a.m. in Memorial Park
of Mountain Re^^t cemetery.
Tile service is under sponsor-
Citizen.s attending Sund^^
morning Easter Sunrise serv
ices in cars will eiFci^Moun-
tain Rest cemetery by the Su.
her Gete on Gold street, Supt
Ken Jenkins, has announced.
Other gates will be closed ex
cept for walking traffic, Mr.
Jenkins said. Boy Scouts will
aid in directing traffic.
ship of the Kings Mountain Min
In event of rain, the service
will not CO held.
Rev. Mr. Karris will use the
ser.Tion theme, “Lire.” Othei
ministers of the community wUl
participate on the pro.gram.
^ Rev. C. R. Good^on will lead
the call to wor.ship following a
prelude of mu.sic by an instru
mental ensemb'e, u.ider direction
of Joe C. Ilcddon.
The congregation will sing
•'Christ the Lord is Risen To
day.”, Rev. Robert Hadcn will
read the scripture and Rev. Cur
tis Hunday will pray the rorn
The Kings Mountain high
school Mix<‘d Chorus, under th
clirection of Mrs. J. N. Mcf'lure
will sing the anthem. “Early in
the Morning”. Miss Libby Alex-
andcn will be piano accomnan st
Rev. C. R. Gooilson wUl pre
Spokesmen for the Ministerial
As.sociation issued an invitation
to the community to attend.
The Sunrise Service customari
ly attracts a large crowd.
St. Maik's I
Easter Story |
And when the sabbdth v.'o.s
past, Mary Maydah'iic, and Mary
the mother <if Jojiicx. and Salo-
( me, hod bouyht sireet splrcfi.
that they mhjht come and am>ini
And xvry early in the ^jontfHp
^^fhe first day ip the trcck, they
' came unto the sepulchre at the
risiny of 'the him.
And they said amony them-
selves, Who shall roll iis (ticay
the stone from j[/?e door of the
Andkohe^i they looked, they
saw that the stone was rolled a-
way: Jor it \nxis very yreat.
And \cntcriny Into the sepuh
ehre, they saw a j^ouny \man sil
ting on the rio^t side,'elothed in
a lony white garment; and they
-i And he saith unto them. Be
not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of
Nazareth, v'hieh ivas rrurified:
hr is risen; fieps not here: behold
the place where they laul him.
But ifo ffour 'way, tell his dis-
riplcs and Peter that he gocih
before yim jnto Galilee; there
shall ye sec 9iim, as he said unto
And they \cenf out quickly,
and fled from the sepulchre; for
they trembled and 'were amv^ced:
neither said they any filing to
any man; for they were afraid.
Over IDO.DDO North Carolina
^^volunteers kick off the annual
^fight against cancer this month
W'ith the slogan “Help N. C. Lick
Continued On Page 8
oFEAKRR — Rev. John Harris^
pGstor of First Wesleyan Meth-
eJist church, will deliver the
sermon at Sunday's communi
ty-wide Foster Sunrise service
in Mountain Rest cemetery.
A Kings Mountain man was
killed, liis wife and child werel
iitically injured and another
hild was hurt Friday when their
ar rammed a gravel truck.
(ilenn Payne, 36. of route 2, i
lied of injuries sustained when •
iis car rammed a gravel truck;
n U. S. 29A as the truck slowed i
.y turn into a limestone plant, in-
estigating stale highway patrol-
ilis wife and one of the two
liiidren remain patients in
heroUee Memorial Iiospilal in
Funeral rites for Payne were
lekl Sunday at 3 p.m. from Beth-
iny Baptist church of Grover.
.c\. Earl V. Smith officiated, and
iterment was in Grover ceme-
Sen of the late Bailey and
.laude Smith Payne, Mr. Payne
.s survived by throe sons, Roger,
'im and Scottie Payne, all of
he homo; three daughters, Mrs.
;arl)ara Sailors of Shelby and
■ynthia and Libby Payne, both
)l the home; four brothers, Floyd
V. Payne of Kings Mountain,
Fred Payne of Murphy, William
.. P«ayno of Grover, and Robert
\ayne of Louisville, Tenne.ssee;
ind four .sisters, Mrs. Maxie Cof-
00 of Canton, Ohio, Mrs. Sybil
Vdkinson of Cocoa, Fla., Mrs.
Vertie Smith and Miss Bernice
'ayne, both of Murphy, N. C.
Traditionally Holy Week serv
let's will culminate here with tra
ditional Easier Sunday services.
.Maundy Thursday evening
I CO r.munjon services will .:e held
at Resurrection and St. Mal-
; thfw‘s Lutheran churches, at
I Christ the King Catholic church,
i Fir.st Presbytejian end Boyce
I Memorial ARP churches, and
Central Methodist church, amon^
I o:he.s. The services will featuu
rpeoial anthems by the choir
and Sacrament of tlie Lord’s sui
Good Friday service.? are plan
ned by at least three congrega
Easter Sunrise services will be
held at Resurrection Lutheran
church and at Christ the King
Catholic church. The traditional
community-wide service w.ll be
held in Mountain Rest cemetery.
.4 service at Bynum Chapel cem
etery will begin at 5:30. i
Men of Resurrection church
will serve a congregational
breakfast following the Sunrise
rites at 6 a.m.. Minister Moore
said. Christ the King Catholic
church will begin a Dawn Watch
at 6 a.m. with the service in three
main parts: The Light Service,
the Baptismal Service and the
Both churches issued an invi
tation to the communily. to at
tend. Rev. Edward J. Beatty, pas.
ter of Christ the King church,
said, “Plaster morning is the
most solemn me.morial of the
eternal mystery of our redemp
tion. Christ’s saving death and
Trinity Episcopal church will
hold its Easter celebration of the
Holy Communion at 9 a.m. East
er morning. The sermon topic
will be. “Easter Power Is Ours
At the Easter Sunrise service
the Resurrection church in Cres
cent Hill, Rev. Mr. Moore will
preach on "Horn Anew". The
Junior. Youth, and Senior choirs
will sing Plaster anthems. At the
11 a.m. church service, Rev. Mr,
Maore will use the sermon sub
ject, “The First Day". The Sac
rament of Holy Communion will
be observed and there will be
Continued On Page 8
Colcnel P'rccierick Hambright
Chapter, DAR, is conducting its
annual drive for used clothing
for Crossnoro School. Contribu
tions are welcome and should
be boxed and delivered to the
home of Mrs. Joe Thomson, 308
W. Mountain street.
An emergent communication
of Fairview Lodge 339 AP'&AM
will bo held Monday night at
7:30 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Sec
retary T. D. Tindall has an
To Sing Cantata
The Choir of Penley’s Chapel
Methodist church will sing the
Cantata “Glory of Easter” at a
candlelight service to be held at
the citurch Sunday night at 7
Rt'v. W. L. Huffstetlor, pastor,
is directing the cantata. Mi's.
Randy Cash will serve as pianist
and Mrs. Shirley Hughes will be
Members of the choir are:
Dorus Burton, Kenneth Ward,
James Kiser, Bill Taylor, Boyd
Hayes, tenor soloist, Randy Cash,
bass soloist, Wilma Kirby, alto
soloist, Comelia Huffstetler. Car
olyn Kiser, Gail Belt, Jean Bolin,
Eva Gantt, Martha Gantt, so
prano soloist. Gladys Burton, so
prano soloist, Kelly Goforth,
Raymond Grfegory and Annie
Rev. Mr. Huffstetler said the
community is invited to join in
— U. O. Walker,
retired building contractor, is
challenging Incumbent Word S
Commissioner J. £. (Zip) Rhea.
There is a three-way race in
Ward 5 between Rhea, Walker
and Benjamin Brown.
f o Enter Race
The candidate list remained
.he same this week as r'nday s
filing deadline neared ami pol.
Licking pii’ked up steam in in-
home stretch of ihe -May 11 clt>
All candidates for city and
board of education offices liavc
opposition and 19 candidates
ieek City Hall and two board of
AH candidates were pumping
.lands this wei?k in e\Torts to
Conversational interest chiefly
concerns the mayor’s post, a
three-iexij/ race btdween Miiyor
Funeral Services Held On Sunday
For Dr. E. J. Hoiiman, 86, Chemist
Funeral rites for Dr. Ernest
Jenkins Hoffman, 86, were held
Sunday at 3 p.m. from St. Mat
thew’s Lutheran church, of which
he was a member.
Rev. Charles W. Evasley offici
ated at the final rites, and inter
ment was in the cemetery of
Holy Communion Lutheran
church at Dallas.
Dr. Hoffman died Thursday at
5:45 p.m. at his homo following
several week’s illness.
Son of the late Laban Miles
and Martha Jane Jenkins Hoff
man, he was bom in Arkansas
but spent his boyhootl in Dallas.
He was graduated from David
son college and earnbd his doc
torate from Johns Hopkins .Uni
versity. He retired in 1949 after
many years as a chemist for the
U.S. Civil Service.
Dr. and Mrs. Hoffman came
to Kings Mountain in 1953.
Dr. Hoffman was also a mem
ber of the Chemical Society.
I Besides his wife, the former
1 Margaret Annie Ploover, Dr.
' Hoffman is survived by two
I daughters, Mrs. W. A. Lewis of
I Kansas City, Mo., and Miss Mar
garet Hoffman of West Hart
ford, Conn.; two grandchildren
I and one sister, Mrs. W. K.
i Mauniey, Sr.
Southern BelJ Telephone Com
pany’s pledge of $250 was the
major gift this week to the John
Gamble Stadium Fund which
’ontinucs to creep upward.
F'und treasurer Charles F.
Harry, III reported total cash-in.
hand at $33,901.93 and total
pledges of ^H,X27.4G for a grand
total of $75,729.39.
Mr. Harry said Wednesday he
had received chocks from Kings
Mountain VFW Post 9S11, Ralph
icheusslcr, Gillie Falls, Jr., Har
old Dean Spears. City Service
Station, Paul R. Hambright, C. S.
Plonk, Jr., Fred Drewes, Sarah
Cooksey. George Blalock, David
Falls, Ranson A. Carpenter. Mr.
ind Mrs. Jacob M. Cooper and an
Aim of the fund raising com
mittee is to have the stadiun-
ready for use when the football
season opens in September.
Goal in the campaign to build
a 4,000 seat football stadium is
$80,000. The new stadium will be
erected south of the now high
school plant on Phifer road.
Treasurer Harry invited citi-
■'ens who have not made a con
tribution to the ('tumble Stadium
Fund to mail their donations to
day to him at Grover.
15 New Names
On Poll Books
Voter registration was negligi
ble at tlie eight precincts in the
city and school district Saturday,
as registrars reported a “boring”
Only 15 new names were add
ed to the pollbooks, 13 in Ward
5 and five at Bethwarc. and
three transfers wore reported, all
in Ward 5.
Registration books will be open
again Saturday from 7 a.m, until
7 p.m. at Ward 1, City Hall, C. L.
Black, registrar; Ward 11, Ameri
can Legion building. R. D. Go
forth, registrar; Ward II, at East
school, Mrs. Ruth Bowers, regis
trar; Ward IV at Kings Moun
tain Manufacturing clubroom.
Mrs. Vera Cole Cash, registrar;
Ward V at the National Guard
Armory, Mrs. Paul Patterson,
registrar; Grover Sc'hool District
! at Grover Rescue Squad Building,
i Mrs. James C. Scruggs, registrar;
Belhware School DL'^lrict at Beth-
'ware school, Mrs. Frank Ware,
registrar; and Park Grace School
District, Park Grace school, Mrs.
James Cloninger, registrar.
At the three outside city pre-
jcinets, voters will help determine
only the election of two members
iof the board of education.
1 Same qualification test will ap-
i ply as applied in the county elec-
Ition and was retiuircd in the
I CofUinued On Page 8
The Herald has a red face
for the second time in this poli
Reporting last week’s news
story on the new candidacy of
O. O. Walker, retired contract
or who opposes his in-law nep
hew Ward 5 Comm. J. E. (Zip>
Rhea, the Herald reporter in
advertently typed the name
“Madge” instead of “Maude”
in giving the name of Mr '.
Mrs. O. O. Walker is the for
mer Claude Rhea. C’omm.
Rhea’s wife's name is Madge.
Glee A. Bridges, Ex-Mayor Kelly
Dixon and John Henry Moss.
There are three-way contests
both in Ward 2 and Ward 5.
Ward II Commissioner Eugene
joforth is being challenged by
W. S. Biddix and Thomas B. Eu-
’^anks. Ward 5 Commissioner J.
E. (Zip) Rhea is being challeng
ed by O. O. Walker and Benja
min F. -Brown.
In other contests, Ward 1 Com
missioner Ray Cline is being
challenged by Ex-Mayor Garland
E. Still; Ward 3 Com.r.issioner T.
J. Ellison is being challenged by
James L. Guyton, Ward 4 Com
missioner Norma-n King is being
challenged by Dewey Styers;
Mrs. La?na W. McGill is being
challenged for a seat on the
board of education by Robei t
(Bob) Smith and Incumbent
Holmes Harry of Grover, repre
senting the outside city district
on the school board, is ix'ing
challenged by Mrs. V^erlee Rob
Confir.T.ation rites for nine
young people of Resurrection Lu
theran church were held Palm
Sunday during the morning wor
The receiving of the young
people as adult mem'bci’s of the
church followed two years of
special training. A reception,
honoring the class, was held
Sunday evening and givten by the
Lutheran Church Women. Mrs.
W. P. Gibbons headed the com
mittee on arrangements.
Those confirmed were Leonard
Anderson, Philip Baker. Ill, Deb
bie Brown, Joe Bill Cornwell. Jr.,
Ann Crawford Steve Gladden,
David Smith, Roger Smith, and
Funeral rites for Fred Cham
pion, were held Thursday after
noon from First Nazarene
church, interment following in
Mountain Rest cemetery.
Mr. Champion died April 6.
! Hb was the son of the late
: William and Mary'Lowery Cham-
I pion of Cleveland County.
I Survivoi-s include his wife,
; Mrs. Lola Bradley Champion;
j two daughters, Evlyn Champion
I of Gastonia and Mrs. John Cain
I . Continued On Pago 3
— iirycn Hu>ick, local Southern Bell Manager*
jehn Plant Crntract Supervisor, are inspecting o
trench that is b*. :ng cut between Kings Mountain and Gastonia.
Into the trench vdll go unucrgiound 430 pair cable that will pro
vide to'.l'Xtf.e i oetwccu Kings Mountofn and Gastonia-
The toll f.ce telephone service is to be inaugurated at 12:01 cLm.
Bell Is Burying
jLines Of Cable
May iF^ate j
Soii;]icrn B.dl is n.nv in the
process i)f conii)lct;n^ \he ■ ury-
ing of cable which .s ncrcssar>
lor extended area service^ he
Uveon Kin.,s Mountain and Gas
Tlie dale uf tiiis toll-
free telcphoni-' service will be in
augurated at 12;01 a m.. May 19
according to F. Bryan Houck.
Southe.n BeU’s loco] man.ager.
This new toll-frev service will
be ava.labk* two - way. from
Kings .Mountain to Gastonia and
from Gastonia to King.s Moun
tain. Tin re will i)e a sral. ;
m(»nth]y increase for rcsnlential i
and I'.isincs.-^ tc)ei)Ii-'nc.‘^ in the |
King.^ Monni.'un nrca. Telephone
rales f trGasionia (us will
not be incn-ssc] r^s n -tsuIt of
thi.s new [cojeci, Tlte hurjing of
this lui) I'air cahlo Ivea i at the
Diane Thnt.o in Ga r cl:; and is
limits o( K'
I'hl tM i!ie city
^t ••i.iic'n. .Ap-
pro.xip'.ale'y fc^t of ra’olt*
is l-uried inui'-’ ;rvl ap-
') foM uill be
aoikil oable. 'Th ' told (G over
29 0*50 ff*e: i.f rOJ.c ippresenls
subrtaniicl new ti‘lej)h."-ie com
pany in'»estm« nt between tin* luo
cities, Mr. Houck sa d.
This cable project wa« coordi-
naled between the teleijhone
company, the state hiuhwav de
partment. and the Division High
“The inauguration of tliis ni'w
and improved service reflect.s the
overall growth of these commu
nities,” said Houck. He added
that demand for this tyi>e of ser
vice has bc'cn growing for sever
al years in this area. A majority
of people voted for this service
when Southern Bell conducted a
survey among the subscril>ers in
Continued On Page S
i,i UtuVf POSITION—Dov:a M.
NeilL former Kings Mountain
citizen, recently joined First
Union National Bank of North
Carolina as senior trust officer
of the Charlotte unit.
Dave Neill loins
First Union Bank
David M. Neill has joined Uie
staff of First Union National
.Bank in FharloMe acc’ording to
an announcement by Mr. R. S.
Lennon, vice president in ehargo
in Kings Mountain. Mr. Neill will
be llie SiMiior Trust Gfficer in
charge of the bank's Trust De-
partinciU in Charlotte.
I A native of Kings Mountain.
I ho attended Davidson College
I and worked for several summers
I at First Union. Following his
; graduation in 1948, he became a
1 North Carolina Bank Examiner.
In 1950, he returned to Kings
;Mountain as a partner in the
Arthur Hay Insurance Agency, a
position he held until 1953 when
he joined the American Trust
[ Company. Since that time, he has
continued as a Trust Officer un-
Continued On Page 8
W. K. Dickson
Still On Job
By MARTIN HARMON
Infcrentially discharged, the
city's consulting civil engineer
was in Kings Mountain Monday
afternoon and has promised,
.Mayor Glee A. Bridges said, to
have preliminary plans for the
city's western sewage treatment
plant completed for city commis*
sion perusal prior to .May 1.
The .sequence of events:
' It On March 31. the engineer,
W. K. Dick.son ol c harlotte, told
.ni> reporter and City Clerk Joe
-VlcUaniel, Jr., by telephone, pre-
I Jiminary plans promi.sed to the
.^tau* Stream Sanitation commit
tee on April 1, were not ready,
de further indicated the city
.voiild file them approximately a
21 Mayor Bridges charged that
;he engineer had been remiss.
3) Ward 5 Commissioner J. E
«Zip) Rhea said he would move
(o discharge the engineer and did
at last Thursday’s commission
meeting. Other commissioners
wondered aloud about legality of
a discharge and City Attorney J.
L Davis suggested the motion
Jiould be to invite Mr. Dickson to
provide a sia:emcnl for services
to date”. Comm. Rhea, accept
ing the Davis suggestion, made
lie motion and worded it to read
services as of right now, 6:18
p.m., April 18, 1965.”
41 Mayor Bridge.s reported
Mtxiday afternoon that Mr. Dick-
ion had been here tha ilcrnoon
and that the engineer d prom
ised preliminary plar*^ in late
5) In turn, the Mayor reported
a letter, under date, of April 8,
from W. E. Long, chief of the
nunicipal w'aste section, state
tream sanitation committee con-
erning the April '63 agreement,
.n which Mr. Long wrote: “It is
equested that you advise us as
to the status of this project by
.Ia> 1, 1965 so that a report may
je made to the State Stream San
Comm. Rhea commented Wed
nesday, "I though; Dickson was
-ired. However, it is not a matter
}t personalities with me. I want
he job done and the city’s con
tracted agreement met. If Mr
Dickson proceeds with the plans
and completes them in time to
.neet the other agreed deadlines,
.hat’s all right with me.”
The other deadlines are: 1) the
•ity will begin construction of its
lew facilities not later than Jan
uary 1, 1966, and will have the
x)lain in operation not later than
January 1. 1967.
Mayor Bridges said he, Mr.
Dickson, and Public Works Sup
erintendent Grady Yelton worked
together three hours Monday aft
ernoon and That Mr. Dickson will
recommend lonslruction of a
modern sewage treatment plant
about two miles west of the city
limits on Beeson's Creek. A
pumping sTation will be recom
mended to handle th(‘ .sewage af
fluent now flowing into the so-
called Ware plant northwest of
the Country Club.
The Mayor branded as errone
ous a Shelby Daily Star news
story of Tuesday, in which the
Mayor was said to be rec*om-
mending retention of Charles
Harrison, a Gastonia engineer.
"I talked with Mr. Harrison
briefly,” Mayor Bridges said, “but
I told him Mr. Dickson had not
been discharged and I really had
nothing to talk with him (Mr.
Retired Merchant I. E. Aderholdt
Dies At Age 83; Rites Are Held
FurK'ial rites for Junius Ernest
Aderholdt. 83, retired Kings
.Mountain merchant, were held
Sunday at 5 p.m. from St. Mat-
llii'vv's Lutheran cliun-h, of which
he was a member.
Mr. Aderholdt succumbed Fri
day night at 8:45 p.m. in James
F. Byrnes Clinic in Columbia, S.
C.. after .several wevk’s illness.
Son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
John Allran Franklin Aderholt.
Mr. Aderholdt operated a grocery
busint'ss here for many years.
His wife, the former Mamie
Crouse, died iii X952*
Mr. Adcrlroldt is survived by
two sons, Hubert Aderholdt of
Kings Mountain and P>nest C.
Aderholdt of Vienna, Va.; one
daughter, Mrs. Pearl Adams of
Paw Creek: two half - brothers.
; Claude H. Aderholdt of Fayette-
Iville and Arthur E. Aderholdt of
Lincolnton; one half-sister, Mrs.
I Lewis Friday of Dallas; two
, grandehildron and four great-
' Rev. Charlo.s W. Easley offici-
, ated at the final rites and inter
ment was made in Mountain Rest
I* iHieral rites for Pamela Lynn
Herndon, monlh-old-daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Herndon, were
held Friday at 3 p.m. from Beth
lehem Baptist church.
Besides the parents, she is sur
vived by the grandparenUi, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Heindon and
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Mooi'e, all
of Kings Mountain. The child’s
mother is the former Jtxin Moore,
Rev. James Wilder, assisted by
Rev. Richard Plylcr officiated at
the final rites and interment was
made in the church ix'-mbtcry.
The child died Wednesday at
5 p.m. in Duke hospital at Dur
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE
Tlicre will be a one hour
Good Friday Scu’vice beginning
at 12:90 noon al Trinity Epis*
sopoi Churdb 393 Plufer Road*