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Kings Mountain's Reiicdtle Newspoper
VOL. 76 No. 24
Kirigs Mountain, N. C., Thursday, June 17, 1965
PRICE TEN CENT'
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S35,000 Foirview Lodge Masonic Temple Will Be Dedicated Saturday Evening
To Be Dedicated
Rov. Max Brandon, Jr., pastor
of Fallston’s Friendship Metho
dist church, will come to Kings
Mountain as pastor of Grace
Methodist church and Rev. Nor
man H. Pusoy, pastor here the
past four years, will move to
Candler under new appoint
ments made Saturday at the an
nual Western North Carolina
The changes will become ef
fective next Wednesday, moving
day for ministers in the confer
Rev. Mr. Pusey’s new appoint
ment is the Montmorenci Metho-
E dist church, a 300-member con
gregation, in tile A.sheville dis
trict which recently occupied a
Dedicatory rites for the new
Masonic Temple of Fairvlew
Lodge 339 AF&AM will be held
Sam A. Hennis, Jr. of Mount
Airy, Grand Master of Masons
in North Carolina, will lead the
dedication service at 8 p.m.,
Fairview Lodge Master Houston
Wolfe has annjiunced.
Masons, their fwives and
friends will gather from 6 p.m.
until 7:30 p.m. for a bai’'becue at
the lodge for which tickets are
on sale at $1.30. Bobby Bridges
Is handling supper arrange:
At 7;S) p.m. the Grand Lottge
will convene for a 30-minute
reeting prior to the dedicatory
rites to which the public is invit
ed at 8 p.m. Refreshments will
be served after the program.
Other Grand Lodge officers
Two other Kings Mountain
area Methodist ministers were
returned to their pulpits here.
Rev. Roy H. Lockridge was r(?-
turned to El Bethel and lloey i dignitaries will attend, Mas-
Memonal charges for his second '
year and Rev Howard Jordan j'‘^^he ideation service will
eh.frfh' ' "P*-'" "'ith a prelude of music by
tor of Central Methodist church, j., McCurdy after which
The Puscys came to Kings | the Grand Master will call the
Mountain from Yadklnville. In i meeting to order. S. Houston
Kings Mountain Mrs. Pusey has | Wolfe will give the welcome and
becn a member of the Kings
Mountain high school faculty.
Rev. and Mrs. Pusey are parents
of three children: Phyllis, a ris
ing sophomore at tho University
of North Carolina at Greensboro;
Marilyn, a sev^enth grader; and
David Pusey, a second grader.
Rev. Mr. Brandon will preach
his first sermon licrc on Sunday,
Son of a Methodist minister,
Rev. Mr. Brandon came to P'alls-
ton’s Friendship church from j
Shiloh Methodist at Lexington.
A graduate of Duke University
and Duke Divinity School, he is
married to the former P'lossie
The Brandons are parents of
five daughters; .Mrs.
Hoyle of Cherryville, Miss Mau
rine Brandon, Miss Myra Jane
^Brandon, Maxine and Marcclle
^ftirandon. Maurine Brandon is to
be maiTied Sunday in Fallston,
Myra Jane Brandon is a college
• student and the younger daugh
ters are in junior high school
and elementary school.
Two other former ministers
were appointed to mew posts.
Dr. Philip L. Shore. Jr., a for
mer pastor of Central Methodist
church, was appointed District
Superintendent of the High Point
district and he and his f-aimily
will be moving from Charlotte
to High Point. Mr. Shore was
formerly pastor of Charlotte’s
First Methodist church.
Rev. W. C. Sides. Jr., a former
pastor of Grace Methodist
church, will go to Greensboro as
pastor of Carraway Memorial
Methodist church. Mr.
jfcrved as pastor of
Methodist church the
years. Mr. Sides was
Rev. B. L. Raines, pastor of
First Baptist church, will road
the scripture. Dr. and Mrs. Blake
MeWhirter of Shelby, formerly
of Kings Mountain, will sing two
duets: ‘'Bless This House” fol
lowing the scripture reading and
“The Lord’s Prayer” following
the dedicatory service at which
the Grand Master will preside.
The new Masonic Temple is
located on Landing street off
Man Of Week
Frank L. Hoyle, Jr., onetime
, Kings Mountain citizen and now
Wayne 1 of Hendersonville, was honored
as Man of the Week by the West
ern Carolina Tiibune, weekly
newspaper prublished In Hender
sonville, on June 3.
iMr. Hoyle, native of Cleveland
County, is married to the former
Mildred Ross of Kings Mountain.
They are parents of two chil
dren: Miss Kathryn Hoyle of
Washington, D. C., and Frank
Hoyle, III of Hendersonville.
The feature story was com
plete with photograph. The arti
‘‘Frank L, Hoyle, Jr., past
president of the United Fund,
was given high honor and praise
Tuesday by officials and com
mitteemen for his services to
this organization and his other
business and civic activities.
“Mr. Hoyle although ill for
S'yjne weeks was unable to be
present at the meeting and re
ceive his bronze plaque given
him as president of the United
Fund during the past year. They
of Grace church wore glad to learn that he was
able to attend this and other bus
iness and civic groups and to
spend some time almost daily at
his office as Executive Vice-
President of the First Federal
Savings and Loan association.
"Mr. Hoyle at Tuesday’s meet
ing received recognition f:>r his
membership and services to
various groups of this commun
ity. including the Kiwanis club,
the Elks club, the First Presby
terian church, and president of
the United Fund the past year.
“Participating in the ceremon-
Fairview Lodge officers, in ad
dition to Master Wolfe, include:
Howard Bridges, senior warden;
'Bobby C. Bridges, junior war
den; R. B. Leonard, treasurer;
Thomas D. Tindall, secretary;
Herman D. Falls, senior deacon;
William E. Sellers, junior deac
on; William C. Kelly, steward;
Norman E. Bumgardner, ste
ward; B. Manley Hayes, chap
lain; and Robert Smith, tylcr.
Trustees are J. Ralph Harrison,
Alex D. Owens and J. Lee Rob-
Other Grand Lodge oiiicers
Invited to attend include: Arnold
J. Koonce of High Point, deputy
grand master; Alfred A. Ka)fer.
Jr. of New Bern, senior grand
warden; Robert N. Bass, Jr. of
Raleigh, junior grand warden;
James W. Brewer of Greenville,
grand treasurer; Charles A.
Harris of Raleigh, grand secre
tary; William A. Hooks of
Smithfield, senior grand deacon;
Maurice E. Walsh of North
Wilkesboro, junior grand deac
on: William M. Mims, Jr. of
Charlotte, grand marshal; Berl
M. Kahn of Goldsboro and Na
thaniel C. Vean of Noi*\vood
grand stewards; Fred R. Hard
ing of Raleigh, grand tyler; Sin
clair Tebo of Winston Salem,
grand chaplain; E. B. Denny of
Raleigh, grand historian; Floyd
Dunn of Aberdeen, grand lectur
er; Governor Dan K. Moore of
Raleigh, grand orator; and J.
Giles Hudson oif Sali^buiy, judge
Stadium Fund Gilts
Now Reoch $82,658
A & P Tea Company's gift of
$50 was the major donation dur
ing the week to the John Gamble
Stadium Fund which now totals
Fund Treasurer Charlie F.
Harry said he would make a
complete report of donations
The new stadium is to be erect
ed south of the new high school
plant on Phifer road.
Ooon House Sunday
To Honor Pruitts
Chestnut Ridge Baptist church
will hold open’house at its'new i
parsonage Sunday from 2 until
Friends of the church are in
vited to meet the new pastor,
jRev. Mitchell Pruitt, and his
"family. Members Of the congre
gation and former members are
also invited to attend to formal
ly welcome the new minister.
Continued On Page 6
Is In Effect
Effective Tuesday, all dogs in
No. 4 Township aio quarantined
and must be locked up or se
curely tied until June 30.
The Cleveland County Board
of Commissioners, on recommen
dation of the county rabies con
trol officers, passed the quaran
tine on June 7.
The quarantine stipulates that
all dog owners will keep their
dogs in check. And all dogs per
mitted to run at large may be
desti’oyed by any peace officer
of Cleveland County.
The purpose of the quarantine
according to the rabies control
officers, is to eliminate as many
as passible stray and unwanted
dogs in 'No. 4 Township. The of
ficers said they wanted to make
it clear that they do not want to
destroy anyone’s pet and urgetl
citizens to comply with the quar
AT ST. MATTHEW'S
Mrs. Wade Hartsoe has join
ed the office staff of St.
Matthew's Lutheran church.
She began her new duties this
Sixteen Kings Mountain area
men have completed a 45-hour
course in advanced welding spon
sored by the vocational agricul
ture department at Kings Moun
tain high school.
The “graduates” and their
wives will go to Gastonia for
dinner Thursday night.
The course, with Kenneth Bun-
koFWski as instructor, offered
training in vertical, flat and
overhead welding plus cast iron
welding and brazing, in addition
to completion of usable farm
projects such as cultivators,
scapers, and carry-all lifts (for
tractors. Each student paid a $5
f^ for weldjng rods and gaso
line 3*113 the' Instructional fees
were provided by Catawba Val
ley Technical Institute of New
The adult welding class was
offered this year for the fifth
year ly the agriculture depart
ment headed by Myers Ham-
bright and Paul Hambright. My
ers Hambright headed up the
adult program this year.
Members of the welding class
of “graduates” included: Paul
Bell, James Blanton. Lawrence
Brown, Bill Horn, Olland Horn,
Glenn Jenkins, Hubert Ledford,
Bob Morris, Johnny Sarvis, Wil
liam Saiwis, Mearl Seism, Charles
Wright, Stokes Wright, Hal
Morris, H. K. Dixon and Alec
Hearing is Set For July 21st
On First-Citizens Application
For Second Baptist
G-W President i
Poston To Speak
At Sunday Rites
Dr. E. Eugene Poston, presi- I
dent of Gardner-Wehb college, |
will make the principal address
at special services Sunday on
the 50th anniversary of ^cond
Baptist church. j
Former pastors of the church I'
will also participate in the morn-1
ing worship service beginning at ’
10:30 a.m. Sunday School will
•get underway, as customary, at
Picnic lunch will be served on
the church grounds beginning at
Rev. George W. Julian, pastor,
said that members of the church,
former members and friends are
invited to join with the local con
gregation in the day’s special
A letter going out this week to
members and friends of the
church notes that “a very inter
esting and inspiring program is
planned”, adding, “you are cor
dially invited to attend and to
participate in the activities of
this special anniversary cele
Of Blame In Wreck
Cleveland County Coroner J.
Ollie Harris ruled yesterday that
a June 8 traffic fatality here
was “unavoidable” on the part of
Marion Washington Williams,
73-year-old house-painting con
tractor, was injured, police said,
when he apparently attempted a
left turn and moved into the
path of a tractnr-tr .Her rig own
ed by Star Paper Tube Co. of
Rock Hill, S. C. and operated by
Billy Houston Craig of Rock
Hill. The Williams car was
struck broadside by the truck on
West King street.
Mr. Williams died at 4:22 a.m.
Monday—six days after he suf
fered head injuries in the acci
Funeral rites for Mrs. Henri
etta White Kiser, 80, widow of
W’illiam Wesley Kiser, were
held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from
Second Baptist church, interment
following in Mountain Rest cem-
Mrs. Kiser died Monday morn
ing at 10:30 in Kings Mountain
hospital after several we<»ks ill
She v'as the daughter of the
late David and Mandie Hunt
White and a member of Second
Baptist church. Her husband died
Surviving are five sons, Fred
Kiser, Wesley Kiser, Melton Kis
er, Rufus Kiser, all of Kings
Mountain, and James Kiser of
Rock Hill, S. C.; two daughters.
Mrs. Floyd Sipe of Greenwood.
S. C. and Mrs. Joe Meighen of
Kin'gs Moointain; sister, Mrs.
Minerva Stowe of Rock Hill, S.
C.; and two half ■‘brothers, R. D.
Cook of Kings Mountain and
Fulton Cook of Rock Hill, S. C.;
17 grandchildren; 27 great-grand
children and one great • great
Rev. George Julian, assisted by
Rev. Don Webster, officiated at
the final rites.
Hearing On Zoning law Amendment
To Re Held Thursday At 6:30. p.m
The city board of commission
ers will hold a public hearing at
city hall courtroom Thursday
afternoon at 6:30 on a proposed
amendment to the zoning ordi
The amendment, if adopted,
would make possible issuance to
Anchor Development and Con
struction Company, based in
Forest City, of a buildinig permit
to construct two 12unit apart
ment buildings on the West Gold
street lot between the residences
of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Dixon and
Mrs. Pauline Weaver.
The Anchor company made ap
plication for a permit in the a-
mount of $200,000 .several weeks
ago. It was not issued when the
city found the application In con
flict with the zoning ordinance
operrtive since 1948.
Specifically, the amendment,
if adopted, would change the
distance requited from side lot
line. Now tlip ordinance specifies
that a single unit dwelling or
duplex must be elght-^t distant
from each side lot line. It further
specifies that five feet must be
added for each multi-imit dwell
ing over two.
Under the proposed amend
ment, the zoning ordinance for
multi-unit dwelling over two
iwould require ten feet from
side lot lines.
Anchor Development has con
structed similar apartment build
ings in other cities.
B^ach 12-unit wing would in
clude both three-room and four-
room apartments. Construction
would be brick and a utility
room between the two units, one
on the west side and one on the
north side of the lot, would in
eluding washing machines, dry
ers, and other service facilities.
The apartments would employ
central heating and cooling, com
pany officials say. The interior
area would be a landscaped park
Anchor Development has con
tracted to purchase the lot from
'Dr. John C. McGiU.
TO GIRLS STATE — Libby
Alexander, top, and Rita Bell
leave Sunday for a week at
annual Tar Heel Girls' State to
be held at UNC-G. They are
sponsored by the Americon
To Girls' State
Libby Alexander, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James Alexander,
and Rita Bell, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. G. L. McDaniel, Jr.,
leave Sunday for a week at Tar
Heel Girls’ State on the campus
of the University of North Caro
lina at Greensboro.
The Kings Mountain girls, both
rising seniors at Kings Moun
tain high school, arc sponsored
by the Auxiliary of American Le
gion Post 155.
They will return to Kings
Mountain June 26.
At KMITS, both Miss Alexan
der and Miss Bell are members
of the National Honor Society
and the ycaroook staff. Miss Al
exander is active in the Future
Homemakers of America and
Miss B<41 is active in Future
Teacher’s. Both young people
sing in their church choirs and
•are active in youth organiza
tions, Miss Bell at Boyce Memor
ial ARP church and Miss Alexan
der at Central Methodist church.
They arc also members of Or
der of the Rainbow.
Miss Alexander plays the pi
ano at Sunday morning worship
services at Dixon Presbyterian
Issued By City
Building permits recently issu
ed by the city include:
Two to J. Wilson Crawford,
$11,000, for building a five-room
brick house at 602 Timple Drive,
and $12,000 for building a five-
room brick residence at 604
One to Lloyd Styers, $12,000.
for building a one-story brick
residence on Fulton street.
One to David Mauney, $2,000,
for a one-room addition to his
residence at 203 E. Gold street
Hearing on the application of
FirstCitizens Bank & Trust
Company for authority to open
a branch here has been schedul
ed by the Commissioner of
Banks, F. Shelby Cullom, for
July 21. j
According to a legal notice ap- '
i)oanng in today’s Herald, the
State Banking commission will 1
conduct the hearing in Room
316, Motor Vehicles building, Ra
leigh, beginning at 10 a.m. Wed
nesday, July 21.
According to the notice, the
branch would be known as i
‘Kings Mountain office” and
would occupy the building of Dr. 1
D. M. Morrison at 131 West
Mountain sf The building
was formerly occupied by Page
The legal notice notes, “Any
opposition to this application
may be filed with the undersign
ed or will be heard at the meet
ing referrd to....”
First-Citizns, based in Smith-
field, filed application to open
a branch here on May 17. |
The bank has 97 branches in
46 North Carolina towns and
Concurrent with the applica
tion to the State Banking com
mission, of which State Treas
urer Edwiir Gill is ex "'trfffrio
treasurer, was filed an applica
tion for permission to open a
branch here to the Federal De
posit Insurance Corporation,
Two days after filing the ap
plication, Lewis R. Holding, pres
ident, said First-Citizens would
operate here as “a completely
separate unit, with its own offi
cers and as a fuil-seiwice bank.”
He said his firm provides 78
During the past several days,
First ■ Citizens officials have
been visiting Kings Mountain
ousinessmen to outline plans for
the Kings Mountain office. They
include George H. Broadrick,
vice-president, of Charlotte, Har
old T. Sumner, vice-president, of
Gastonia, and Ernest L. Hicks,
B'irsl-Citizens had assets of
$136,865,000 at the close of busi
ness April 26, Its largest offices
are at Charlotte and Raleigh.
VICAR — Robert E. LondL mid-
dler at Lutheran Seminory, bos
afsumed new duties os Vicor ot
St Matthew's Lutheran church.
Robert E. Land, rising middler
(second year student), at Luthe
ran Theological Southern Semi
nary in Columbia, S. C., has as-
sumbfl ' duties as Vicar at St,
Matthew’s Lutheran church. -
The summer assistant pastor
and bis wife, the former Bar-
bfitra Deal of Charlotte, have oc
cupied an apartment at 100 N.
Son of Lt. Colonel aind Mrs.
Walter C. Land of New Phila
delphia,. Ohio, Mr. Land holds an
AB degree in applied music
(voice) from Lenoir Rhyne col
lege at Hickory. He is a veteran
of three years Naval service.
The (Lands moved
234 Traffic Signs
Ordered Ry City
In an effort to improve traffic
safety, the city has ordered 234
traffic signs for erection on re
ceipt, Mayor John Henry Moss
He also noted some instances
of vandalism in bending and oth
erwise marring city traffic signs,
and he urged citizens to aid po
lice in preventing vandalism.
“After all,” he remarked,
“these baked enamel signs cost
four dollars each. Besides, the
signs are erected to protect both
motorists and pedestrians.”
He also said a traffic signal
has been ordered for erection at
the coimer of E. Gold and S.
Gaston streets, and he called at
tention to the signs erected in
the vicinity of West school. Ap
proaching the school from both
east and west are “Slow-School”
signs, followed by “Speed Limit
The city traffic sign order in
cluded 48 “STOP” signs. 36
“Speed 2d MPH”, 36 “Speed 35
MPH”, 24 “SLOW — Children
Playing”, 48 “No Parking This
Side", 36 “No Parking • Loading
Zone”, an dsix “SLOW - School”.
KM Countnr Club
Relieved Of $500
Robbers broke into the Kings
Mountain Country Club early
Thursday morning and took ap
proximately $500 from the club
safe. Country Club manager Bill
Mauldin said that the robbers
broke in via the pool doors.
City Police officer Bob Hayes
investigated the hreak-in but
could not be reached for infor-
iination at preaatime Wednesday.
To Wiliams, 73
Funeral rites for Marion Wash
ington Williams, 73, were held
Tuesday at 3 p.m. from- Bethle
hem Baptist church, interment
following in the church cemetery,
Mr. Williams, house-painting
contractor, died in the local hos
pital about 4:22 a.m. Monday—
six days after he suffered head
injuries in a traffic accident.
Kings Mountain police had re
ported that Williams of Route 2
was injured about 2:50 p.m.
June 8, when a car he was op
erating was struck broadside by
a large truck on West King
Police had noted that the car
apparently atte mpted a left
urn and moved into the path of
a tractor-trailer rig owned by
Star Paper Tifbe Co. of Rock
Hill, S. C. and operated by Billy
Houston Craig of Rock Hill.
It *s the 10th traffic fatality of
1965 ia the county, and the first
of the year inside the Kings
Mountain corporate limits.
Surviving Mr. Williams are
his wife, Minnie Emma Bentley
Williams; eight daughters, Mrs.
ILuciile Barber of Gastonia, Mrs.
Ruth Morris of Sylvania, Ga.,
Mrs. I^arl Whitmore of Kings
Mountain and Miss Martha El
len Williams. Miss Mary Ann
Williams, Miss. Carolyn Joyce
Williams,- Miss Patricia Lynn
Williams, all of the home; a
son, David Chester Williams of
the home; two stepchildren. Ju
lius Rogers of Kings Mountain
and Mrs. Bertha Pitts of Moores-
ville;, four grandchildren and
Williams was the son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. David Crockett
Williams of Newport, Tenn.
Rev. Norman ‘Brown, pastor,
Dr. Zeno Wall, father of
Mrs. J. Oilie Harris of Kings
Mountain and T-ongtime Bap
tist minister, was vei-y much
improved Wednesday, his son-
in-law reported. Dr. Wall, re
cuperating from a slight
stroke, is a patient in Cleve
land Memorial hospital.