Greater Kings Mountain 10,320
City Limits 8,008
ThU llaurc lor Groater Kings Mountain U derived Irom
the 1955 Kings Mountoin city directory census. ,The city
Umits Ugure is Irom tbs United States census of 1960.
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL. 76 No. 23
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, June 10, 1965
PRICE TEN CENTS
Be Posted Before Second Hearing
DR. WAYNE MAYHUE
Kings Mountain area citizens
have surpassed by $2,608.39 a
$80,090 canvpaign Jor funds to
build John Gamble Stadijm.
Actual cash in-hand totals $42,-
477.27 while pledges total $40,-
132.12, Fund Treasurer Charles
F. Harry III said Wednesday.
The total was cooste^l during
the past two weeks by a $500
contribution from the Blacks
burg, S. C. Division of Chem
strand Corporation; check for
$127 from North school Parent-
Teacher Association; gift of $50
Ifrom Davidson school Parent-
I Teacher Ass.^cialion; $200 from
! Ideal Industries of Bessemer
'city; and $100 from Ro.ses' Five
I and Ten Stores.
1 Other contributions reported
! during the past two weeks were
; James H. Page. Mrs. C. T. Dix-
I on, Jr., Mrs. Sam Bell, Dempson
1 Drum, Frank Ledford, W. A.
Wright. Horace Bell, Ware’s
Dairy, Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Car
penter, Jr. and family, Rev.
Charles Easley, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles R. Duval of Shelby and
Mr. and Mrs. Lionel R. Barnes.
The new stadium will be erect
ed south of the new high school
plant on Phifer road.
Amended Budgets of City
Revenues To Top Estimates
To Be $308,496
The City of Kings Mountain
Natural Gas system anticipates ^
gross income for the year end
ing June 30 of $308,496—a new I
record~or $38,006 more than
was antici-pated last July.
The board^ of commissioners
Tuesday night adopted an amend- I
ed gas system budget embodying ,
those estimates, with only a 1
month of the current fiscal year j
APPOINTED—Gordon A. Beov.
er, formerly of Kings Mountain
and son-in*low of Mr. and
Mrs. Aubrey Mauney, has been
oppointed. professor of church
music o4 Lutheran Seminary in
Columbia, S. C. He will assume
his new duties September 1.
To Seminary Post
Gordon A. Beaver, former
Kings Mountain resident, will
become a mem.'ber of the faculty
of the Lutheran Theological
Seminary in Columbia, S. C. in
It was announced during the j ..u
recent Comm.encement Week;^^*^^ $20,000, with
that he has been appointed Prt>- nues up $2,000.
'lessor of Church Music, and will ^
be the first ever to hold this po* be about $28,000 for pur-
sition at the Southern Seminary. 1 chase of gas. Equipment niamt
He will also be organist for the
No OED Word
On School Plan
There was little news on the
school desegregation front Wed
nesday, Superintendent B. N.
Barne.5 said, as no further word
has been received from the Fed
eral office of Education on the
amended plan whereby the Kings
Mountain school district attempts
to comply with the 1964 federal
civil rights act.
Supt. Barnes said five paix*nts
have written the board of educa
tion stating they wish to change
first choice school assignments
for their children.
One White parent now prefers
Bethware to West school, and —
^ur Negro ^parents now pi'ofer i ^ew York City. He was director
^ ‘ of music at St. Matthews Luthe
ran church in Kings Mountain
from 19o4 to 1956, and has held
similar positions in Landis, N. C.
and New York City.
Mr. Beaver is married t*o the
former Peggy Mauney of Kings
Mountain, and they are the par
ents of three sons, Mark, 'Hm-
othy, and Michael.
Gross income through May
was almost $20,000 more than
initially expected for the full
Only in public building sales r
was the July ’64 estimate too |
much- by $3,000. 1
Residential sales are expected I
to be up $13,000, .commercial |
other reve- j
nance was underestimatqfd by
$809, and miscellaneous expenses
will be up $1200.
Rev. Robert F. Hadon, Deacon-
Seminary Chapel which is now
under construction and is ex-
Bea^r^Ts^^been Dir^^r of additional'revenue will be j church since last Jujy wa^ s>X:»,
M.. Beaver has to the $75,000 initially ear- jdained as i^i^sTfnCtiarge at]
marked to the general city treas- i Saturday morning services at
of Music at Ebenezer Lutheran
church in Columbia since 1958,
and will continue to hold this
position. For the past five years
he has been a member of the
Music Faculty at the Up\'ersity
of South Carolina, leaching or
gan and the'ory.
Mr. Beaver received his A.B.
in Organ from Catawba college,
Salisbury. N. C.. and his Master
of Sacred Music degree from
Union Theological Seminary in
Compact high school to Kings
Mountain high school. The
changes will be considered by the
■'oard at its next meeting, he
Supt. Barnes said no analyza-
tion of second choice of assign-
mints has been made.
ury ai^d that an approximate
$4,000 will be added to the sys
tem’s reserve fund for renewal
and extension, marking the total
Charles Sellers, of the 'opart-
The city will gross $41,531
more than was anticipated at
budget-making lime last year,
the board of commissioners an
ticipate, on basis of the amended
budget adopted Tuesday night.
With results for 11 months in
hand, the city thinks it will have
j revenue of $931,531 from all
I funds (exclusive of natural gas
I department) compared to the
! $890.(X)0 anticipated last year,
I which included a surplus of $38,-
Meantime, the amended bud
get anticipates the additional in
come will have been spent when
the fi.scal year ends June 30,
principally for capital improve
ments expected to be up $26,000
over initial estimates. Due to
heavier power sales, the city’s
expenses will be $21,000 more
than thought, and police and
court costs will be about $5000
more. Recreation tax reteipts are
up $1300 more than anticipated
and this income is transferred in
to the recreation account. Sales
tax expenses will be less than
anticipated. Other departmental
budget guesses are expected to
be the same, or virtually the
Bulk of the unexpected income
accrues from sales of power and
. water, now expected to be $539,-
The Ordination service was led OOO and up $29,000 over estimate,
by Bishop Matthew George Hen-
from advalorem taxes, ex-
ly of Asheville. A luncheon fol- pelted to be up about $7,000 over
lowed the rites in .Masonic Tern- ^he $165,000 expected.
, I Other up items:
Rev. Tom Droppers of Black ; court costs $2500, auto licenses
ORDAINED — Rev. Robert F.
Haden, Jr., was ordained as
Priest - In - Charge of Trinity
Episcopal church at Saturday
services. Rt. Rev. M. George
Henry, D.D., was ordaining
Bishop and Episcopal clergy
and local ministers participat
ed in the service.
It is now anticipated that $3561 in-Charge of Trinity Episcopal
60 Days Away,
The hearing map on the U. S,
74 Kings Mountain by-pass will
be posted at least ten days prior
to the second hearing, Director
W. F. Babi'ock has written Mayor
John Henry Moss.
Director Babcock further con
firmed it will probably be about
60 days before the hearing is
He noted that the recorder-
taped transcript of the first hear
ing held May 5 needed full study,
that highway officials and engi
neers expected to also review the
design to determine if changes
or modifications in design are
indicated on basis of the May 5
He wrote Mayor Moss:
“Thank you for the resolution
of the City Council relative to a
second hearing being held on the
matter of the Kings Mountain
'We shall be pleased to hold
a second hearing and will be
glad to post the hearing map
with you at least ten days prior
to the hearing.
‘1 expect it will be about 60
days before such a hearing can
be held. We would desire to re
view the trans(Tipt of the hear
ing and to go over the design
once more ourselves to determine
if there are any changes or mod
ifications that might be indicat
ed based upon the first hearing.
“It will also take a little time
to schedule this hearing because
Mr. McGowan who holds our
hearings has hearings scheduled
throughout the State pretty much
all the way through July.”
Mountain, former minister of the
church, was master of ceremon
ies. Rev. John Barr of Columbia,
S. C. served as presenter; Rev.
Jack Bennett of Hendersonville
read the Epistle; Rev. Bill Ed-
ment of Conservation and Dovel- ■ wards of Riuherfoixiton read the
opment Planning division, made j Gospel; and Rev. Mark Jenkins j gas system income $3561
a progress report on work to ; of Fletcher read the Litany. Lo- i off items include- street as-
date with the Kings Mountain 'cal clergymen participated in the j .sessments $2400, tax penalties
(under franchise agreement with
the Lions cluB) $300, water and
sower taps $1355, candidate filing
fees (unbudgeted) $380, sale of
scrap $694, Powell Aid street
funds $9.50, sale of cemetery lots
;ind grave-digging fees $500, and
Numerous Kings Mountain
area students were graduated in
school and college commence
ment exerci.ses last weekend.
11. Wayne Mayhue, son of Mr.
and Mrs! Joseph P. Mayhue, was
graduated Monday with Doctor of
Medicine degree from the Univer
sity of North Carolina School of
Medicine at Chapel Hill.
A 1958 graduate of Kings
Mountain high school, Dr. May-
hue received his B. S. in medi
cine from UNC in 1962. He will
begin his internship at the Uni
versity Hospital and Hillman
Clinic at Birmingham, Alabama,
June 23. He plans to do a residen
cy in a surgical sub-spc?cialty.
br. Mayhue is married to the
former Judith Hornbcck of Rich
Jaquitha Rountree, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Rountree of
Grover, was graduated May 30th
from St. Andrews Presbyterian
college at Laurinburg. Miss
Rountree received a B. S. in busi
ness education. At St. Andrews,
she served as secretary of Phi
Beta Lambda .sorority.
Frank Welsh of Charlotte, hav
ing received his A.B. degree “with
highest honors” Monday from the
University of North Carolina at
Chape! Hill, will report Tuesday
to Princeton University for train
ing prior to assuming his duties
as a teacher in Turkey as a mem
ber of the U. S. Peace Corps.
Recipient of a Braswell Schol
arship in 1961-63 and a Blan-
1 chard Scholarship in 1963-65,
Welsh expressed himself as “ap
preciative to the Kings Mountain
Chapter DAR which compiled the
historical background for the
Blanchard Scholarship. He was
inducted into Phi Beta Kappa,
honorary scholastic fraternity, in
May. On the executive commit
tees of the 1964 Carolina Sym
posium and 1965 Fine Arts Festi
val, he was also office manager
of the University of N. C. News
Bureau and a guide at the More-
Charles Dean Preston is a can
didate for his M.S. degree from
Bob Morgan, 27, of Bessemer
City, has been charged with mur
der in the Tuesday shotgun slay
ing of his mother-in-laiw, Mrs.
'Bertha Bayne Broom Brown, 48,
Gastonia police reported that
a few minutes following the
shooting Tuesday morning at
9:40 Morgan turned himself into
'Mrs. Brown was the daughter
of the late Mr. and Mrs. Francis
Payne of Kings Mountain. Her
stepmother, Mrs. Lucy West,
lives here, Prank Sisk of Sisk
Funeral (Home said.
According to Gastonia Police
Chief Ernest Rankin. Morgan al
legedly shot Mrs. Brown at close
range with a .16 gua'ge shotgun
as she sat in a chair in the liv
ing room of her home on Robin-
Morgan had reportedly gone to
I the home of his mother-in-law in
search of his wife, Mrs. Barbara
Using a largcscale map show
ing existing development, Mr.
Seilers said the complete plan
ning report will consider popii-
Rev. Mr. Haden is a graduate
of the University of South Sewa-
nee. Tennessee and Virginia
Seminary in Alexandria, Va. Be-
$600, miscellaneous receipts $20(X)
I and fishing permits $100.
Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.
The graduating exercises will be
Morgan. He told investigating
officers he and his wife quarrel
ed and separatetd Monday.
Morgan was accompanied to
This summer Preston is em-• thepolice station. Gaston officers
ployed by the Florida Geological
Survey in Tallahassee, Fla. In
September he will begin work on
his Ph.D degree in geology at
Florida State University. He is
married to the former Patricia
Owens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Owens of Kings Mountain.
They make their home at 530t^
West College Avenue, Apartment
iV-l, Tallahassee, Fla.
Dora Kircus, daughter of Mrs.
Cliffoi'd Kircus, Sr. and the late
Mr. Kircus, will receive a diplo
ma June 30th from Charlotte
Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. M.; Memorial Hospital School of Hls-
Wclsh, he is well-known in Kings | tology. Miss Kirous completed a j hospital.
Mountain and is a frequent visi- ^ne-year course. i
tor of his aunt and uncle, Mr. and '
John (Alec) Neisler, son of
Mr. anid Mrs. Paul Neisler, Jr.,
was graduated from MoCalUe
School for Boys.
said, by his small child.
Funeral arrangements are in
complete and will be announced
toy Sisk 'Funeral Home.
Survivors besides her stepmo
ther and (daughter include: her
husband. Charles R. Brown of
Gastonia; a daughter, Mrs. Di
ane Haynes of Gastonia: and
four sons, Jerry Broom of Dallas,
James Broom lof Gastonia, Har
old Broom of the U.S. Army in
Columbia, S. C., and Loavry
(Broom of Gastonia.
'Mrs. Morgan was employed as
a dietician at Gaston Memorial
Funeral rites for Roy Gay Stin
nett, 58, owner of the Bessemer
City - Kings Mountain Drive-In
Theatre, will be held Thursday
at 4 p.m. from Grace Lutheran
church of Bessemer City.
The body will remain at Sisk
Funeral Home until the hour of
Rev. Edwin Riggs will officiate
at the final rites, and interment
will be in Bessemer City ceme-
Mr. Stinnett died unexpectedly
of a heart attack about 7 a.m.
Tuesday at his home. A native
of Sevierville. Tcnn., he was a
son of Mrs. Belle Knight Stinnett
of Bessemer City and the late
He is also survived by his wife,
Mrs. Mozelle Bradshaw Stinnett:
five sons, William, Ricky, Ron
nie and Gay Stinnett, Jr., all of
the home; and Clyde Stinnett of
Gastonia: five daughters. Misses
Gaynelle, Dorothy and Vickie
Stinnett, all of the home, Mrs.
Patricia Campbell of Bessemer
City, and Mrs. Betty Wright of
Gastonia: three brothers, Quay
and Eugene Stinnett, both of
Bessemer City, and Gordon Stin
nett of Gaffney, S. C.; a sister,
Mrs. Dave Dover of Bessemer
City; and seven grandchildren.
lation trends, the economy of the I fore entering the ministiy he
community, ai^d land use, with taught and coached basketball at
consideration to transportation
and community facilities.
A preliminary report on sub
divisions is now ready, he relat
ed, adding, “Zoning ordinances
should be upjdated at five to six-
He noted that a c^entral busi
ness district study is underway
at Raleigh, this study to consider
appearance of the district, need
ed face-lifting, circulation of
traffic and parking.
Blue Ridge Schwl in Henderson
ville. Mrs. Hadc-n is the former
Mary Anne Easterling of Colum
bia, S. C.
Grover Rescue Squad. Inc.
answered a total of 13 calls for
a total of 717 man hours and
693 miles traveled. Ralph Mil
ler. squad reporter says. The
report covers the month of
Traffic Control Interest Is High
At Tuesday Commission Session
Mrs. Wray A. Plonk, Sr., and his
grandmother, Mrs. Benton Put
nam. Kings Mountain relatives
honored him at a family dinner
Directors of the Kings Moun
tain Kiwanis cluh will gather
Tuesday for a meeting. Presi
dent BUI Fulton has announced.
Funeral rites for Mrs. Anna
Kelly Cox. 81, of Travelers Rest,
mother of B, Frank Cox of Kings
Mountain, were held Tuesday at
j 2 p.m. from New Liberty Baptist
church of Travelers Rest.
1 Rev. Albert Johnson officiated,
and interment was in Woodlawn
I Memorial Gardens.
I Mrs. Cox, widow of Benjamin
(F. Cox, Sr., died Sunday-
Request by Mrs. 'Bob Cox for
erection of speed limit signs and
enforcement of the limits on
West Mountain street brought a
rash of other city traffic com
ments at Tuesday’s city commis
Clarence E. Carpenter said the
city .should erect a traffic signal
at the corner of S. Gaston and E.
Gold ^before someb^y gets kill
Then Commissioner O. O.
Walker said the green signal on
E. King at Cleveland is too short,
creating traffic jams. He also
said the caution signal on Bat-
tlcgroiund at King is loo short.
Commissioner Norman King
thought directional laning of
King at Cleveland, such as at
King and Battlegrouqid, would
contribute to seepdier transit of
King (U. S. 74).
The all-inclusive action was
that Mayor John Henry Moss.
Superintendent of Public Works
Grady Yelton and Chief of Police
Paul Sanders would become a
committee to determine signal
and signing neqds, buy and erect
accordingly. Meantime, the May
or is to request highway com-
mission approval on laning
the King-Cleveland segment.
In other actions the board:
1) Approved advalorem tax re- for all city funds
funds of $680.56 and cov- i
oring two years to Craftspun
Yarns, Inc., on contention of
Craftspun tlial the firm had
majde cleri(‘al enors in over-pay
ment. It was explained that
Cleveland County had already
honored refund requests.
2) Re-acioptcri for the year
starting July 1 the privilege U
3) Callqd a public hearing on
a petition of P. B. llollifield for
re-zoning to neighb.)rhood trad
ing area his residence at 406
Chen-y St. Burlington Industries
wrote the board it waived a
clause in the deed limiting usage
of the proi>erty to resklences.
4) Approved, if and when funds
are available, petitions a) for
paving and curb and gutter on
E. Ridge street from end of pav
ing to dead end, b) curb and gut
ter on Linwood street, from
Boyce east 200 feet.
51 Called a public hearing on
a petition by Mrs. Mollie Sal
mons for annexation to the city
of their lot on Boyce street ex
6) Approved request of Frank
Price for transfer of a taxi fran
chise to Horace E. Bowers.
7) Designated First Union Na
tional Bank as official depository
Williams Hurt In
Marion Washington Williams,
73, of Route 2, Kings 'Mountain
was listed in “poor” condition
‘ Wednesday afternoon at Kings
j Mountain hospital foIloKving a
Tuesday afternoon accident on
Highway 74, near Southwell Mo
Williams, driving a 1959 mo(del
Nash American, pulled onto
Highway 74 from the West King
I Street Washerette into the path
I of a trailer truck, owned by
j Springs Star Paper Company
i and driven by Billy Houston
Ci’aig, 31, of Rock Hill, South
The accident occured at 2:50
p.m. about 50 feet inside the city
limits on West King.
The truck was traveli«g east
on King Street. Police reports
showed that damage to the truck
was $400 and the Williams car
was estimated to be a total loss.
Reports show that the Williams
car traveled 120 feet after the
Officers Jackie (Barrett and
Wayme Russell investigated.
Officer Bob Hayes went to the
scene of another highway acci
dent Tuesday morning around
^11:00 at the intersection of East
^ King and Gaston.
Bess Reid Houston, 71, of Rt.
1, Monroe was chai'ged -with fol
lowing too closely following an
accident involving his 1963 model
Dodge and a 1962 G.MG. model
truck driven by Glenn Forrest
Maco, of Rt. 2. NObo, N. C.
Mace was traveling West on
King street w'hen he stopped for
a traffic light ai|jd was struck in
the rear 'by the 'Houston vehicle.
Damage to Houston’s car was es
timated at $800 and damage to
Mace’s vehicle was reported at
Funeral rites for Mrs. Rena
Bookout Herndon, 72, of Grover,
widow of Ernest B. Herndon, were
held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from
Grover’s First Baptist church, in
terment following in Grover
Mrs. Herndon died Tuesday
afternoon at 5:35 p.m. in the
Kings Mountain hospital follow
ing illness of several months.
A native of Cleveland County,
she was a daughter of the late
Mr. and Mrs. David J. Bookout.
She was a member of the Grover
First Baptist church. Her husband
died in 1957,
Sur\4ving are two daughters,
Mrs. J. E. Kirk of Birmingham,
Ala., and Mrs. Charles Dixon of
Kings Mountain: three sons,
Warren Herndon and Bobby
Herndon, both of Kings Moun
tain, and D. Herndon of Aiken, S,
C.; two brothers, Dave Bookout
of Charlotte and Arthur Bookout
of Shelby; three sisters, Mrs.
Lester Herndon and Mrs. W. I.
Beam, both of Grover, and Mrs.
Clyde Lawrence of Richmond,
Va., and 10 grandchildren.
Rev. Fred Crisp, assisted by
Rev. George Moore, officiated at
the final rites.
At Summer Term
A total of 211 students are en
rolled in the summer session of
Kings Mountain high school,
Principal Harry Jaynes reported
A total of 136 are enrolled for
aoqidemic studies, while 75 are re
ceiving driver training instruc
tion from Instructors Bill Cash-
ion and Blaine Froneberger.
Faculty members and their
subjects include Don Parker,
history; Willard Boyd, general
science; Edgar Rudisill, biology;
Bill Bales, biology; amd Mrs.
James h. Cummings, a member
of the Shelby high school faculty,
English and history.
The term is for six week.^.
Dr. Paul K. Ausley. pastor of
! First Presbyterian church, and
I Mrs. Ausley are vacationing
I this week at Ocean Isle, N, C
Dr. Wall Improving
Dr. Zeno Wall of Shelby,
father of Mrs. Ollie Harris of
Kings Mountain, is a patient
in Cleveland Memorial hospital
where his condition Is describ
ed as serious, but improving.
Dr. Wall is not permitted
visitors, a family spokesman
The former pastor of Shelby s
F^st Baptist church for 23
years suffered a slight stroke
Dr. Wall has also served as
supply pastor for Kings Moun-
.taln Baplbt church.