for r or-
Greater Kings Mountam 10,320
City Limits 8,008
This figure for Greater Klngt Mountain '% derived from
the Kings Mountain city dlzeetorv ceniut The city
Umt:s figure is from the United Stales census of IMO.
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 76 No. 27
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, July 8, 1965
PRICE TEN CENT
City Board Will Adopt Record $997,338 Budget
Hospital Sets New Policy Charge Repsited Ritchies Occupy
CHAIRMAN — George W. Mau-
ne/ has been re-elected choir*
men of the Kings Mountain
Hospital Board of Trustees. Of
ficers were elected at the an
nual meeting held recently.
Cicorge* \V. Mauney wavS re-
(Iccted chairman of the Kings
M(juntain Hospital Board of
Kings Mountain hospital has
established new visiting hours
and regulations to become effec
tive Monday, hospital adminis
trator Grady Howard has an
The new visiting schedule:
Mornings 10:30 to 11:30.
.\ftcrnoons, daily 3:00 to 4:00
Nights, 7 to 9 p.m.
The new .schedule increases | Fjneral rites for D. B. Blalock,
visiting periods on Sunday and Sr., chairman of the Cleveland
each evening one hour over the j County Committee of the A rn
old published hours. t culture Stabilization and Conser-
All visitors are requested to ! vation office for 10 years, were
I use the West King entrance. The ' held Friday at 4 p.m. from Beth
I Edgemont entrance will be clos- | lehem Baptist church of which
• ed to all visitors, effective Mon-
Sunday, 2:30 to
At Age 64
day, Mr. Howard noted.
Mr. Howard also announced
that a guard has been employed
by the hospital to enforce visit
ing regulations. The card system
will be used and no visitors will
be allowed in the hospital with
out a visiting card. Spec-ial cards
will be issued to patients who
'I rustct^ at the annual meeting | need a member of their family
June 3')th. \ attend them, children serious-
Other officers will include Rob-i Jy
ort K. Ilambright, vice-chairman, ' Volunteers from the Kings
and R. S. Lennon, secretary-trea- i Meuntain Rescue Squad will man
! the emergency entrance to screen
Ik Jam(.>s Gibson was re-clocted ' visitors and a.«!sist with einergen-
a five year term as truUee. ''‘y patients during the evening
James A. Harry of Grover was
j he was a member.
Mr. Blalock succumbed of a
heart ailment Thursday morn
ing at 6:05 in the Kings Moun
tain h ispita'I where he had been
a patient for several days.
He was 64.
Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. S.
Leroy Blalock, Mr. Blalock was
a Dixon community farmer. He
was a member of Fairview Lodge
339 AF & AM.
He is survived by his wife, th(‘
former Lauris Moss; a son. D.
fB. Blalock. Jr. of Kings Moun
tain; a daughter, Mrs. William
i T. Talley of Gastonia; his son-in-
Here This Week
1 Bobby Wright, 23 • year - old
j Kings Mountain man. was arrest-
jed by Cleveland Co'jnty sheriff j
'deputies Tuesday night andj
|:ss S"" ' ARP Minister,
i Wright was jailed without
I bond in county jail for a prelim- ,
! inary hearing on the charge. 1
j He is charged with rapin'^ the
i girl in the Oak Grove area of ,
! the county near Kings Mountain.
Deputies reportedly arrested him
shortly after the alleged crime
It was the second rape charge
n three days in the Kings Moun-
James Sellers, 2^ o'! Walker
treet, charged by Mrs. Betty Jo
Tuss Simpson. 29, with assault-
ng her off the Waco road Sat-
SUCCUMBS ^ D. B. Blalock, Sr^
died Thursday at the age of 64.
Funeral rites were held Friday
from Bethlehem Baptist church.
No children under 12 will be < law and four granddaughters. Al
to visit patients, and
elected to a five year period i , , , . . . .l.
iru-tee ^ucct'eding Holmes Har-Ito visit patients, and , so surviving are his brother,
I V Of (;rover who hss jervi-d two Iparpn's ffP requested to leave j Clyde Blalock of Kings Mountain
terms as trustee and was not cli- 1 a'l ehildren under this age at , and three sistbrs, Mrs. Whitney
■d ie'for re.elcetion home, the new regulations point | Wells and Mrs. J. Beam, both of
' Other members of the hospital Mu'jn'ain. a™' Mrs- Pearl
board or .Mrs. Ceorge Hou.ser. A. 1 , Hospital officials noted that , Royster of Grover.
tlic not'd for revised visiting 1 Rev. James Wilder officiated
hours and strict enforcement i.s | at the final rites and interment
I vi rt'suU of “excessive a n d i was made in Mountain Rest
^ thoughtless visiting which has | cemetery,
i become a detriment to the pa-
I “The hospital trustees and of
ficials appeal to the public to
.cooperate with these new poli-
Icics," Mr. Howard continued.
Barrett. Charles Nc*.iler.
George 11. Mauney .and Hill Lmv-
cry. The Chief of the Medical
.Staff and the chairman of Cleve- :
land t'nunty cjmmLsioners are ,
ex-officio members of this gov
On Three Counts>t“'*,c„^i|^‘s
■Tamr.s Sellers. 23 • year - old
Kings Mountain man, sought in
ccnn<'(’tion with assault, rape
and auto theft charges filed a-
gainst him by a Kings Mountain
woman, is reportedly in custody
of the Barnwell County, S. C..
Cleveland County Sheriff Hay
wood Allen said Wednesday that
Sc'Uors was arrested in Barnwell
Sunday, following a high-speed
auto cha.st' by South Carolina
Sellers was charged with
speeding and reckless driving
* nd .sentenced Monday in a
outh Carolina court to (JO days
Here he is named in a Wiirrant
signeil by Mrs. Betty Jo Hu.ss
Simpson of 307 Blanton St. The
warrant cliarges him with as
sault, rape and larceny of an
Mrs. Simp.son alleges that Sel
lers left a Kings Mountain fish
camp with her Saturday after
noon and attacked her in a
wooded area off Waco road soon
after. She alleges he stole her
19.57 model car.
Courl officers reported Sellers
was slopped in a 1957 model car.
identification of which is similar
to the one reportedly owned by
Sheriff Allen said he would be
gin extradition proceedings im-
Mrs. Simpson is recovering in
a hospital from bruises she al
legedly suffered during the inci-
Love Valley Sets
Annual Ilomoeoming Day at
Love Valley Baptist church will
be held Sunday, according to
announcement by Rev. Earl M.
Services will bo hSeld at 9:45
'a.m. and 11 a.m. Picnic lunch
will be spread at 12:30 after
which a song service will follow.
Members, former members and
visitors art’ invited to attend, Mr.
Police car lights naw have
flashing blue lights instead of
flashing red ligl.*s.
The State Legislature recbntly
passed a bill approving use of
blue lights on all law enforce
ment vehicles. City Police Chief
Paul Sanders reminded Wednes
The new lights went into ef
fect this wbok.
Here's Where City
Tax Money Will Go
Here’s where your city ad
valorem tax money will go
A total of 19.9 accrues to the
general fund for general ex
penses incident to operating
the city government; 17 cents
accrues to the debt service ac
count to discount outstanding
bonds and pay interest; 43.1
cents is levied for permanent
improvements; and five cents
for maintaining a recreation
The total; 85 cents per $100
valuation, same tax rate as ap
plied last year.
No New News
On School Front
Street Improvements May Total
$46,698 In Paving. Resurfacing
During the months ending
next June 30, the city anticipates
approximately $46,698.(H) for
Scheduled for paving are:
Meadowbrook road from pres
ent paving to Hillside Drive.
Gold street from Juniper street
to Phifer road.
Bridges Drive Extension and
Silver street from Gold street
to Dead End.
Woodside Drive from Rhodes
Avenue to Fallingwood.
Brookwood from Dead End to
Fallingwood from Woodside
Drive to Brookwood.
East Ridge street from present
paving to Dead End.
Battleground from Gold street
to .sidetrack on right.
Battleground from sidetrack to
Falls street on right side.
Roxford Road — Sherwood
Lane to city limits.
Boyce street — Linwood road
to Groves street.
Owens .street — York Road to
Bend in Street.
Alexander street • Fulton street
to Lackey street.
Sipes street ■ Goforth to Edge
Laura street • K Fabric.s.
Scheduled for resurfacing are:
Blanton street from Stowe
Acres to Second street.
Hawthorne Road from Marion
street to Hillside Drive and 1o
Landing street from Goforth to
Sims street from Mountain
street to Landing street.
Cleveland Avenue from King
street to Ridge street.
Church street from May street
to Lynn street.
Lynn street from Church street
to Cleveland Avenue.
Walker street from Piedmont
Avenue to Waco Road.
Phf*nix street from Battleground
Repairs to sidewalks will ac
count for $3,090 of the total, the
There was no new news on
the school front this week.
Supt. B. N. Barnes was yester
day awaiting a telephone call
from the Department of Health
Education and Delfare, Washing
ton, D. C., on Kings Mountain’s
Civil Rights Compliance Plan
which was not accepted by the
U.S. Office of Education.
The initial plan was I’bturned
for additions and; or alterations
which would certify that they
are in compliance with thei'ights
act in order to continue to re
ceive federal funds. The act for
bids segregation because of race,
creed or color.
Supt. Barnes has no word from
the HEW since the plan was
sumbitted again for approval or
Funeral rites for Mrs. S. H.
Philbeck, 78, of Mooresboro, mo
ther of Ml'S. James Mathcny of
Kings Mountain, were held Mon
day at 3 p.m. from Polkville
Methodist church, intennent fol
lowing in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Philbeck died at 7:30 a.m.
Saturday at Royster Memorial
hospital after several years’ ill
ness. The former Lora Swofford
of the Hollis community, she
was the daughter o'f the latJo Joe
and Dobie Bumgardner Swof
ford. Her husband died in 1960.
Also surviving are a son, two
daughters, throe brothers and
Graves Are Marked
By American Flags
The Auxiliary of American Le
gion Post 155 placed 48 Ameri
can flags on veterans graves in
Mo.nonal Park of Mountain Rest
cemetery Memorial Day and
since that time 144 have bebn
Flags will mark the graves of
all veterans and will be placed
on the graves on Veterans Day,
Memorial Day and national hol
idays, Mrs. C. L. Jolly, outgoing
president of the auxiliary an
nounced this week.
Rev. Th ;..Tas L. Ritchie o'
Raphinc, Va. assumed Ticw par
torate duties Sunday at Boye
Memorial A.^sociaie Reformer
The Ritchies on Monday occu
pied a handsome new parsonage
on Sherwood Lane. The brie!
mai-se is a four-bedroom hfime
, . . The new minister was ordain
irday and then stealing her ear. j
s bein? held in Barnwed, S. C. . PrDvideneo ARP, in Raphinf
n speeding charge;. He is serv- j ^ graduate of Erskin
ng a GO-day lail ter n m lieu of ^ c-, and r
aaying a S7o fine. C leveland ,
bounty Sheriff Haywood
ed the School of Pastoral Cai e in
I Columbia, S. C.
I Mr. Ritchie has filled the ARP
! pulpit frequently since the de
parture of Dr. W. L Prie;ssiy
last autuixn. The congregation
officially called him as pastor
upon his completion of seminary.
Mrs. Ritchie is a native of
South Carolina and a graduate
nf Erskine college. Before mov
ing to Kings Mountam, Mrs.
Ritchie held a position in the
business administration office at
He is serv-
m lieu of
a $7.5 fine. Cleveland
Sheriff Haywood Allen
aid that Sellers had indicated
he will waive extradition to
North Carolina to face the
Kings Mountain Hospital re
ceived notice recently from the
Joint Comtmission on Accredita
tion of Hospitals that it has been
approved for a full three years
This was a result of a survey
by Dr. Edith P. Brown on April
29. The local hospital was last
suiweyfed in May 1963, at which
time, it also received a thi*ee year
Four National MecUcal hospi
tal organizations comprise the
Joint Commission on hospital ac
creditation. li Thie American
Hospital Association. 2t The A-
merican Medical Association. 3>
Mii'tlbTER — Rev. Thomos L.
Ritchie has assumed new pas
torate duties at Boyce Memori
al ARP church.
Edward James Carroll. 34-year-
old citizen of the Pine Ridge
community of route 2, is being
treated at Kings Mountain hos
pital for gunshot wounds he al
legedly suffered Sunday night.
Carroll was reportedly shot six
The American pilcge of Physi- ^ ^ 25-calibre automatic
cians, and 4) the American Col- ^ r«cirionr>«i in Gnctnn
lege of Surgeons. To provi<le a
measuring stick, the Medical and
Hospital Prdfessions have devel
oped a nationwide hospital accre
ditation program. This pragrajm
•lets up cai’efully designe<l stand
ards for every area of activity
in an average hospital. The
Dhilosophy of this progi'am is to
look at the hospital from the
patients view point — to safe
guard the patients life and
health. This progra mis volun
tary on the part of the hospital.
The local hospital has been on
the accredited list since 1954.
pistol at a residence in Gaston
County, According to a police
spokesman Wednesday morning,
Gaston Rural Police are investi
gating the shooting and no
charges have been filed.
•Awording to a police spokes
man. Carroll was shot at eight
times and was hit six times. Five
of the shots reportedly hit his
arms and legs and one bullet
entered his stomach.
The police spokesman declin
ed to name the person who is to
be charged in the shooting. He
said the name would be an
nounced when charges are filed.
Final rite® for Mi's. Annie Kel
ly Bunch, 80, grandmother of
Kelly A. 'Bunch of Kings Moun
tain, were held July 4th at 4 p.m.
from Pattos Funeral Home Cha-
plel in Augusta. Georgia.
Rev. A. J. Robinson, minister
of First Baptist church, officiat
ed and interment was made in
Hillorest ecmetci'y in Augusta.
Mrs. Bunch was a member of
Fii-st Baptist church in Char
lottesville. Va. for the past 50
years. She graduated from Ten
nessee State College in 190.5.
On the fourth of July in 1S65
Mrs^ Bunch’s granfimother was j
Other survivor was her daugh- i
ter, Mrs. Pat Cannon of Augus
CIRCLE TO MEET
Circle 5 of First Presbyter
ian church will gather Monday
aftern'jon at 3:30 at the home
of Mrs. H. R. Hunnicutt. Pied
Beginning Monday, First Union
National Bank's Kings Mountain
Office will observe new banking
hours designed to bettor accom
modate cListomers of the commu
Bank officials announced that
on Monday. Tuesday, Thursday
and Friday, First Union will be
open for co.'nplete hanking seiv-
ices from 9 a.m. until 1:(H) p.m.
and from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., ef
fective July 12. On Wednesday
and Saturdays, the bank will be
0[K'n from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00
Under the old schedule of
hours. First Union was opien
from 9 a.m._ until 1 p.m.and from
2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Monday.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday,
and between the hours of 9 a.m,
and 12 noon on Saturday.
In addition to the new bank
ing hours First Union announc
ed that ar. additional toller win
dow will be opened specifically
for the payment of Southern
Bell Teleph.' e and Telegraph
bills. Pri^r t ihe announcement
of the aduivi d teller window,
Southern P'-.i 11s have been
paid at any oi trie four existing
teller windows. This change will
result in faster and more effi
cient service at all teller win
Same Tax Rate
WUl Apply Here
Foi 6S-66 Year
The city anticipates record n-
coi.T.e and exp<*n(!itures of $997,-
33S.78 for fiscal year 1965-66,
with no change in the ad valor
em tax rate <>f ?<> cents per $100
City commissioners are expect
'd to meet within a week or 10
lays in special session to formal
ly adopt the budget and set the
The tentative budget repre-
.ents an Increase of $66,338.78
"rom 1963-6-4. Last year the $890.-
K)0 budget was later adjusted to
Kings Mountain’s anticipated
▼as system operating budget to-
als $337.*XM>, upped by ^,000
from last year. The 1964 initial
udget was $270,000. was later
idjusted to S30S.OOO.
Mayor John Hcniy Moss said
Wednesday, in commenting on
he budgets, “The comrission
ind I have endeavored to pre
pare what we feel is a conserva-
ive budget, yet building with as
much long-range planning for
progress as physically sound.”
The mayor noted that the bud
get includes funds for capital im
provements and adjustments of
salaries in several departments
with all employees now receiving
minimum wages of $1.25 per
Biggest item on the budget is
earmarked capital outlay and
the $206,823 alloted for capital
outlay may bo the largest in the
The mayor said he and mem
bers of the city council were
highly pleased that the tax rate
for next year would be unchang
ed and noted that members had
ready for formal adoption a
“realistic budget” for the new
Major item of anticipated in
come. as is customarj’, is from,
power and water sales, estimat
ed at $5.52,860. The city has an
unappropriated surplus from the
previous year of $40,000, and ex
pects to I'leceive $36,978.68 from
Powell Bill gas tax funds for
street work. It anticipates a pro
fit of $100,000 from the natural
,Co7itinu€d On Page 8
Woman s Club Is Making Plans
For Citizens Town Meeting Day
Kings Mountain Woman’s club
is sponsoring a Citizens Town
Meeting Day sot for September
21 at 7:45 p.m. in City Hall
courtroom, proiect co-chairmen
Mrs. • Haywood E. L.vnch and
Mrs. Aubrey Mauney announced
The project is in conjunction
with the Senior club’s Commun-
, ity Improvement Program it ex-
PRESIDENT ^ R. Devere Smith
is the newly-elected president
of the Kings Mountain Rotary
club for tho coining yeort
CLUB STAG NIGHT
The Country Club calendar
imai'led to tho membership this
week inadvertently lusted Stag
Night as Monday, July 2Sth.
The calendar should have stat
ed Wednesday, July 2Sth.
State Senator Jack H White
will review actions of the 1965
General Assembly at Thurs
day’s Rotary cluh meeting at
12:15 at the Country Club.
Fred Wright is program chair
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Norman
and three children drove from
York, S. C., Sunday afternoon
for an outing and stopped by
the Burger Barn, on York Road
Mr. Norman purchased the
50,000th hamburger and came
away with $20. the top prize
in grand opening events Thurs
day through Sunday. Hambur
ger No. 50,000 was purchased
at 5:15 p.m.
Tho Burger Barn, Kings
Mountain’s newest business
citizen, held grand opening
Thursday morning with Mayor
John Moss cutting the ribbon to
officially open the business and
Charlotte Observer columnist
Kays Gary as principal speak
the hour 7:45 p.m. 1 urge all in-
tere.sted citizens to be present to
discuss community lu'ods.
“I do declare this, the seventh
day of July, as the initial day
for the Community Improvement
Sunday night’s union service
for seven city church congrega
tions will be held at First
Presbyterian church with Dr.
Paul Ausley bringing the mes
sage at 8 p.m. Special music
will be rendered by the choir.
Larry Kennedy, layman, will
fill the pulpit at Sunday wor
ship services at 9:30 a.m. at
Dixon Presbyterian church in
the absence of the pastor, Rev.
J. S. Mann, on vacation.
enter in competition
iwith NCI'AVC and GP'WC pro-
] Mayor John Heniy Moss sign
ed a proclamation this week pro
claiming July 7th as the initial
'opening of the cnimmunily im
provement program and Septem-
. her 21 as Citizens Town Mec'ting ,
i Day. I
I The club spokesmen noted that
‘the interested public will be in-'
ivited to the mooting to discuss'
1 community needs and project .
I plans. '
I The proclamation reads:
I “Whereas, the Senior Woman’s
I club solicits the cooperation of ;
!all civic, church and industrial j
I groups - in a word, ihp coopbra- '
ition of the entire cUizemy of!
Kings Mountain—in a total ef-
1 fort for community improve
“I. John Henry ^loss, mayor of i
Kings Mountain, do hereby pro- ’
claim Septbmlior 21 as Citizens
Town Meeting Day- tho meeting
place, the City Hall auditorium,
Vicar Robert E. Land will
conduct services on the fourth
Sunday after Trinity at St
Matthew’s Lutheran church.
Seivice hours are Sunday
School at 8:45 a.m. and wor
ship service at 10 a.m.
Charlotte Postmaster George
iR. Carpe4iter will give tlie pro
gram at Thursday night’s Ki-
wanis club meeting at 6:45 p.
m. at the Woman’s club. Kings
Mountain Postmaster Charli's
L. Alexander will present the
speaker. The program will be
entitled, “Mr. Zip and You", de
tailing the Zip Code program.
GRADUATE — Borboro Cable,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James T. Cable, bos groduoted
from Charlotte Memorial Hos
pital School of X-Roy Technol
ogy following a two-year train
ing program and hos loined the
X-R^ Department staff of
Gaston Memorial hospitoL
Kings Mountain Kiwanians
have scheduled their first pic
nic of the season July 22 at
Lake Montonia. Supper will be
served by Austin Bridges.
A Sc'Otch Foursome for Golf
ers is planned Sunday with tee-
off time at 4 p.m. at the Coun-
tiy Club. Reson’alions should
l>e made with Mrs. Margaret
Wal'd, club manager, by Satur
day. Refreshmbnts will be