I I he
! Gre<^ter Kings Mountain 10,320
i Thii f>gur« for Greotar Kings Mounictfn Is derived from
S the I9S& Kings Mountain city directory census. The city
i UmitB figure Is from the Uniled Stales census of ItSO.
Kings Mountain's Relioble Newspaper
VOL 75 No. 25
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, June 24, 1965
PRICE ten CENT'
any Textile Firms Set Week Holiday
No Teachers Hired Or Fired
Kings Mountain System
J. Delevxe has been elected
Grand Conducteur of the Grond
Voiture of North Carolina for
the coming year.
By Forty & Eight
DuvUl J. Delevie, Kings Moun
tain legionnaire and long active
in Forty & Eight, was named
tirand Conducteur of La Societe
IVs Quarante Hommes Et Hurt
Chevaux, Grand Voiture of
Ncrth Carolina, at the recent
i'onvention held i-n Asheville.
Mr. Delevie is currently serv
ing as historian for American
L( ’ion Post 155. He has also
served as an officer of Voiture
Kings Mountain ta.xi firms
1^:11 adjust some fare charges
Pipward on July 5.
According to spokes-men for
all Kings Mo.intain cab com*
jianics yesterday, three rates will
advance and a new category o'!
charges is included.
Acrofv tovvn rate (dividing lin(
King street and Piedmont avb
muM 75 cents, up 25 cents.
School children (groujis) 20
cents, up five cents.
Packa.ge pick-ups. 75 cents, up
New high school (groups a
new category) 25 rents.
.Snnkesmen for the taxi a.*; 'o
elation noted that Uie upcomin<^
ra»e adiustment is the first since
Cab fare td A P Tea Com-
panv's s'nj'o at Haltlegfound and
Falls V ill conlinue to be a half-
dollar, regardless of point of ori
Dr. George W. Plonk. Kings
Tvlountain surgeon, was installed
as prcsulent of the Kings Moun
tain Lions chib Tuesflay night.
He su'‘ceeds Harry Jaynes.
Kings Mountain high school
IIN Steve ('oon. of Fallston, dis-
Hrricl deputy governor, conducted
the installation ceremonies.
Hal S. Plonk, first vice-presi
dent; Howard Brvant, second
vice - pi’o.'^ident; Jack Hauser,
third vice - president; William
'Lawrence Plonk, secretary; Pet*
<M* Masan, treasurer: Sp«m Weir,'
Jr.. Lion tamer; Willie Williams,
tail twister; and Fred Withers,
as.dslant tail twistier. r
Installed as directors for two ;
year terms were Rev. Bob Had*
cn. John Lackey, and Bill Moss.
Directors with a vear term re
maining are Boh McDaniel, Da
vid L. Saiunders, and Glenn
Mr. Jaynes is an ex officio di
Rf^tailers To Query
The King.s Mountain Mer
chants Association board of di
rectors voted Tuesday to address
h'tter.s to the membership ask
ing opinions on store closing
hours on Friday and Saturday.
If approved by general mem
bership. the directors will recom
mend that stores remain open
until 6 p.m. on Friday and close
a half-hour earlier at 5:30 p.m.
The stores are normally open
wintil 5:30 p.m. on Friday and
ffiintil n p.m. on Saturday.
* The motion to alter the store
closing hours on the two days
was made by P. H. Wilson, sec
onded by Bill Moss.
0« With Pay
Majority df Kings Mountain
area textile employees will en
joy a week’s holiday, a partial
survey of the industry shows,
cither during the week prior to
Independence Day or the week
Many firms will make vacation
A fdw firms said Wednesday
heir hoPd-ay plans are not yet
mt, pending deter nination of
heir customers' needs.
Holidays will begin Saturday
or employees of Massachusett;
lohair Plush Company, Sad:3
-^etton Mills, and Mlnette Mills,
Planning a week’s holiday
starting July 3 are Mauney Mills,
Craftspun Yarns, Inc., and Phe-
a:x Plant of Burlington Indus
Lambeth Rope Corporation has
announced an "optional” holi-
iay from July 3 to 12. Manager
Pom Burke said the firm hopes
mough employees will reject the
option to allow at least a one-
■h;ft operation. Employees tak
ing the vacation will receive a
wwk’s pay. Employees electing
to work will receive two week's
James E. Amos, o»r Massachu-
iotts Mohair Pdush Company,
?aid the Pauline and Margrace
olants will suspend operations
it 7 a.m, June 26 and will re
sume at 7 a.m. July o. Employ
es will receive either a week’s
oay or two percent of earnings,
o-afcd on length of service.
George H. Mauney, of Mauney
Mills, said employees will receive
vacation payments of two and
our percent of earnings, based
on length of service.
Walter J. Keeter. Jr., said
Parlingfon Industries Phenix
Plant No. 1 will suspend opera
tions at 10 p.m. July 3, resum-
ini at 10 p m. July 11.
All eligible employees will re
vive vacation pav bastni on
ength of service, Keeter added.
Vacation payments will be
made by Sadie Cotton Mills and
To Hear Giigg
Robert B. Grigg, Jr., chaplain
of Akers Motor Lines, Charlotte,
will speak to the Rotary club at ; h « •
their regular June 24th mating. | A fludy
WINS ROTARY AWARD — Foote's Kings Mountain
plant won the Kings Mountain Rotary club's fourth onnual
blood donor aword for the second year at Thursday's recognition
program held by the dvic club. Foote maintoined a high of 136
percent porticipation by employees during the 1964-65 season
for the highest percentage of employee porticipotion in the Red
Cross blood donor rogram. Rotary President Devere Smith, at
right above, presents an engroved plaque to Edwin JL Goter,
. Operations Monagor, at the Kings Mowntain plunt, Mr. Goter oc-
cepted the award on behalf of employees.
Mr. Grigg i.s a World War li |
veteran and a former Kings
Mountain resident and was edu
cated at Wake Fore.st ColUfge and
^outiiern Theological Seminary,
Program was arranged by Wil- i . ^
■on firiffin who will also preside gainst Hickory on Friday.
in the absence of President D. R. Kings Mountain won by an 11-
-imitli. 7 score here on Monday night
The King.s Mountain American
Legion Juniors won two straight
I games over Bessemer City Mon-
I day and Tuesday to advance to
I the Area IV quarter-finals a-
Rotary meets at Kings Moun
tain Country club at 12:15.
KM Monogram Club
Makes Stadium Gilt
Pledges and contributions to
the John Gamble Stadium Fund
reached $82,852.55 this week,
Treasurer Charles Harry, III, re
Largest boost to the total was
made by a $150 gift from the
Kings Mountain high school
Monogram club. Also donation
was also reported, a check from
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Harmon, Sr.
Total pledges are $39,939.22,
Mr. Harry said, while actual
cash-in-hand is $42,913.33.
and by a 14-8 count at Bessemer
City Tuesday. Seerley Lower>
won his second game against one
loss in Monday’s contest and
Stove Wilson picked up his first
win of the season at Bessemei
Richard Gold paced the Post
155 boys in the two games by
collecting six hits in nine official
times at bat. Gold scored five
runs in the two contests, drove in
four, and had two doubles and
two stolen bases.
Gold had a four-for-five night
here Monday and was two-for-
four on Tuesday. His two extra
base hits were ground rule dou
Centerfielder Chris Faulkner
had a perfect four-for-four night
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By MAR'HN HARMON
No member of the Kings
Mountain city schools faculty
during 1964-65, other than ad
ministrative persinnel, has bi'cn
employed for the upcoming term,
j None has been discharged.
I This is the report of Supi'rin-
! tendent B. N. Barnes, both in
'comment on a charge by a Xa
tional Urban League official, K.
B. M. Crooks, of Atlanta, Ga.,
; and in a letter addressed to J.
Levonne Chambers, a Charlotte
Chambers, stating hehad been
retained by the North Carolina
Teachers association in behalf of
‘'Kings Mountain teachers whose
contracts you refused to renew”,
wrote: "I have been advised that
Negro teachers have not been re
hired because of the anticipated
changes in enrollment at former
ly all-Negro schools."
'Barnes replied to CHiamberF
that no teachers have been '^rr
ployed, White or Negro. He not
ed that the 1965 66 allotment o
teachers for Kings Mountain dis
trict schools has not been rr
ceived from the State Board c?'
Public Instruction and added
"Until the pupil assignment plar
is approved, we do not know
w’hlether we can re-employ any
one to be paid from federa'
Crooks, in a press release ove’
the W'eekend, charged that s:y
Negro teachers have been firec'
in Kings Mountain. Henderson
ville was charged with firing IT
Ne?ro teachers, Morganton nine
Washington five, and Method 11
In Asheboro, 12 Negro teacher
vill not be rehired for 19G5C5
according to Crooks’ listing of
"complaints being investigated”.
In a telephone conversation
’Vednesday, Crooks acknowledg
ed his information stemmed from
'eports from non-official .sources,
that he had not contacted either
Dr. Charles Carroll, state super-
mtendent of public instruction,
nor individual superintendents in
The recent letter of Attorney
Chambers to the Kings Mountain
■■*oard of education was the sec-
'>nd concerning school dc-segre-
In February, claiming reten-
ion by Kings Mountain citizens,
ncluding William On* and oth-
''rs, he wrote tourge school de-
legi-tegation. The reply was that
he board of education anticipat
'd devising a pupil assignment
olan to comply with Title VI of
the 1964 federal civil rights act.
tISili U£D1CATE FELLOWSHIP ^ second s^optlst church ohserveQ its buth
onnivcrcary Sunday by dedicating a npw fellowship halL Members of the program committee for
the anniversary celebration were, from left to right Richard Barnette, Sunday School superinten
dent; Dr. Eugene Poston, president of Gardner-Webb college, who made the principal address;
Rev, George Julian, pastor; Mrs. C. M. Lankford; Mr. Lankford and Norman King. (Photo for the
Herald by BUI Jackson).
50-Year-Old Secon \ Baptist
Began In One-Room School
Second Baptist '
Commission Defers Zoning Change
Action, As Some Citizens Protest
The city board of commission
ers listened to citizens who op
pose an amendiment to the 1948
city zoning ordinance, then de-
feri’Sed action last Thursday
A proposed amendment w’ould
change to ton feet the sidolot line
requirement for multi-unit dwell
ings, now the minimal eight feel
plus five feet for each unit over
Anchor Development and Con
struction Company, of Fore.st
City, seeks to build two 12unit
apartments on West Gold street,
estimated to cost $2(X),000. but
the city declined to issue build
ing permit when it was deteiTn-
ined the proposed construction
conflicted with the multi - unit
dwelling roquirbment of the zon
Charles T. Carpenter, Jr., ob
jected on several grounds among
them insufficient space for the
proposed apartment complex and
potential exaggeration of a
Mrs. Pauline F. Weavbr, who
lives adjacent to the proposed
development, said she felt space
on the lot was insufficient.
Luke Hoyle, a builder, said he
iwas currently building apart
ments and was abiding by the
Warren Reynolds, another
builder, supported the zoning
change, observing that Kinigs
Mountain needs an apartment
Robiert Suber, an across-the-
street neighbor to the proposed
development, said he felt an a-
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PHARMACIST — R. Ragan Har
per. JrM has joined the staff of
Kings Mountain Drug Com-
pony. He is a recent graduote
of the School of Pharmacy, Uni
versity of North Carolina.
KM Drug Staff
Ralph Ragan Harper, Jr., who
graduated this month with B.S.
in pharmacy from the Univers
ity of North Carolina School of
Pharmacy, joined the staff of
Kings Mountain Drug Company
Harper, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph R. Harper of Gastonia, is
a member of the first class to
graduate under a five-year pro
gram at the University in Chapel
Hill. He graduated in 1960 from
Frank L. Ashley high school.
At UNC, Harper participated
in freshman tennis, was a mem
ber of the American and North
Carolina Pharmaceutical Associ
ations* student branch.
He is marrifxl to thb former
Diane F'ite of Belmont.
Tciycees To Sell
Licyhi Bulbs Here
Kings Mountain Jaycees will
conduct a light bulb sale, an an
nual project for benefit of its
civic projects, Thursday night
from 7 until 9 p.m.
Jaycees will sell the light bulbs
door-to-door, offering a package
of eight bulbs for $2»
Infra-red beams have ferreted
out 61 leaks in the city’s gas dis
tribution system, none of major
Grady Yelton, public works
superintendent, said Wednesday
the company inspecting thie sys
tem reported 61 leaks, none in
the "A” or "major leak” cate
A few leaks werfe rated “B”,
with the vast majority in the
"C” or "very minor category.
Supt. Yelton said the gas de
partment is at work on the seal
Noting a 14.65 percent discrep
ancy between gas pumpage and
billings, Williaim EMwards, the
city’s gas engineer, recommend
ed the survey.
— Mev, Ma.'.
Brandon. Jr., of Follston. new
poster of Grace Methodist
church, will fill the pulpit at
Sunday services. The Brandons
inovei into the church parson*
To Fill Piilpil
I Rev. Max B.and.'.n. Jr, of
I Fallston. new pa.-: or of Graci
Meihodlst chu.ch, will fill the
pulph at .'Sunday services.
1 The new minister and his fam
ily moved into the G)-;u-e pa.son-
age Wedne.sdav. moving (L..* toi
ministers in the Meihadist Con
fercncc assigned to new
The former pastoi*. Rev. N. IT.
Piisey and family, m 'Ved to (’an
dler whore ho will servo as pas
tor of Montmorenei church near
Son of a Methodist minister
Rev. Mr. Brandon cotcs to
Kings Mountain from Friend.-hip
Methodist chureh. He is a grad
uate of Duke University and
Duke DA inity Srhool.
Mrs. Brandon is the former
Flossie Deal. I'hcw are parents
of five daughters, two of whom
are married. T w o younger
daugiiters arc* in ianior hi.di and
elementary school while another
daughter is a college student.
Fifty years ago 27 charter
members of Second Baptist
church worshiped in a white one-
Sunday on their anniversary,
he congiiegation now number
ing 478. dedicated a handsome
new fellowship building which
adjoins an educational plant and
'hurch sanctuary* valued at
1250.000, Hicluding a pastorium.
Twelve pastors and f ur sup-
5ly pastors have ser\ .ci the
■hurch during its history, the
■hurch historian Mrs. C. M.
Lankford, noted. She told of the
'TTowth of tile church from its
beginning in the winter of 1914
vhen J. R. Roberts, then super-
ntendent of Cora Cotton Mills,
-nr., led a community Sunday
School in one of the village
louses. sponsor<*d by Dr. O. G.
'^alls, president of the mill. Mr.
Rohbris' Bible class was for -all-
•re groups, and afterwards the*'
•valked a mile up town to First
’’aptist church for prcachin*?
where Mr. Roberts was a mem
ber and deacon.
The history continued that in
♦be spring of 1915 David D.
ankford move<i from Upper
'Cleveland to a farm m>ar east of
Xings Mountain and inquired a-
)out a place of worship. He sub-
oquently suggested that a Bap-
‘1st church be erected on the
Fast side of town a-nd R. L
Chaney, Sr. liked the plan, talk
'd to others, and Chaney. Ben
Bruce. an<i J. H. Riddle hired a
buggy and on the farm of Mr.
Lankfoi’d formed a committee to
ask First Baptist church to help
them organize a missionar.y Hap
tisi church which the church did.
The church was organized FJast
Side Baptist church June 13,
1915. J. R. Miller was first mod
orator and D. F. Hord, Sr. was
The first meeting house was
donated by Dr. O. G. Falls. Mem-
Continued Ou Page S
Stores To Close
Monday, Inly 5th
Kings Mountain merchants
will close Monday. July .5th, in
observance of Independence
Da.v, the board of directors
voted Tuesday at a regular
July Fourth his year falls on
Motion was made by Marion
Williams, seconded by Bill
Moss, that retailors observe
the holiday July 5th.
Five-Cent County Tax Reduction
For Kings Mountain School Area
Kings Mountain school district
taxpayers will get a five-cent lax
rate reduction this year, on ba
sic of the tentative tax rate
adopted by the county commis
In contrast, Shelby school dis
trict citizi'ns will pay slightly
! more, and county school district
I citizens will pay a greater a-
: mount due to passage of the re
cent .school construction bond is
sue by county school district citi
Kings Mountain’s five-cent I'b-
duction accrues from a one-cent
cut in the general county rate to
Sl.lS, and a net reduction of four
[cents in school district taxes.
With a hCalthv cash balance in
the debt service fund, this levy
[was cut froim 26 cents per $1(X)
valuation to 20 cents, in tuin,
the commissioners honored the
board of education’s I'Cquest to
levy the maximum allowable 20
cents supplement for current
expenses. Last year only 18 cents
The indicated tax rate for
Kings Mountain school district
will be S1.-58 per $1(X) valuation,
compared to $1.63 last year.
County Manager Joe Hendrick
County Auditor Max Hamrick
said the total county budget will
approximate $5 million, of which
about $3.5 million will lx* local
fumis, including a $225,000 school
'bond issue. Additionally, the
I county will budget approximate
ly $1.5 million in state school
bond monies, voted last Novem
ber, and to become available in
1 the fiscal ybar starting July I.
CtKADUATE — Esther Camp
bell# daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
M. L. Campbell of Kings Moun
tain# received the B. A. degree
in elementary education in re
cent commencement exercises
at Johnson C. Smith University.
On August 24
It will bo "nip and tuck” but
the Kings Mountain $1.1 million
high school is expected to be
completed by August 1.
That’s the Word of school ar
chitects to the Kings Mountain
district board of education who
discusst'd progress of the new
plant on Phifer r-oad at Monday
night’s regular .monthly meeting.
Rain has delayed workmen on
the new’ building—expected to
open to district pupils August 24
—opening day of the 1965-66
School boarti members okaybd
purchase of all new high school
equipment such as cafeteria
equipment, tables and eliairs for
the library, table's and chaire for
the dining area, 200 or mare new
desks and any needed office
They formally authorized the
school superintendent to • furnish
On landscaping plans, the
board members agroexi that
grass should be sown befoi*e
school opening and asked that
architects sketch their ideas for
Board .meml)ers also authoriz
ed grading of the site of the pro-
posexi John Gamble Stadium near
thip new’ high school.
Mr. Bai*nes was also formally
authorized to employ “movers”
to assist in moving ociuipment
from Central to the new high
In other actions, the board:
1) Authorized Schools Archi
tect Tom Cothran to aedept the
loKv bid if reasonable for a walk-
in freezer for the new high
2) Fixed pajday for teachers
on the 25th of each month.
3) Asked for m ire in'formation
on request by North School cafe-
i teria officials for drain facilities
: for a new piece of cH^uipment, a
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