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Greater Kings Mountafn 10,320
City Limits 8,008
This figure for Greater K1d9s MoudIoIb is derived from
the 19Si Kings Mountain city directory census. The city
Umlis figure Is from the United States census of I960.
VOL 7b No. 28
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, July 15, 1965
PRICE TEN CENT'
First Union National Will Build New Banking House
Hearing July 21
VI First Citizens
The State Banking commission
will conduct a public hearing in
RaU'igh next Wednesday morn
ing on application of First Citi
zens Bank and Trust company j
tor permission to establish a |
oranch here. '
The commission convenes at 10 |
a.m. with the First Citizens ap
plication to be considered in its |
order of appearance on the agen- '
da, Shelby Cullom, state banking '
cemmissioner, told the Herald. j
Comm. Cullom said it is cus-'
tomary for the commission to i
REALTY BROKER — Bob Man- i reach a decision on the applica-
ei is expanding the services of I following completion of the
the B. F. Manor Agency to in- i hearing. In occasional instances,
'he said, the commission seeks
additional information and de
i. ^ 'C
Of Teachers 166
Teacher elections; if ^
Due Not Later > ^
elude realty brokerage. He re
cently obtained the required
Bob Maner, owner of B. F. Man
or Agency, has announced ex
pansion of his firm’s services to
include real estate brokerage.
The firm since its opening ten
PROMOTED — L. Arnold Kiser.
Jr„ Iv^rmerly of Kings Moun-
toin, hos been promoted to su
pervisor in new market plan
ning and home furnishings lor
Chemstrand Co.. Division of
L. A. Kiser, Ir.
L. Arnold Kiser, Jr., Kings
Mountain native, has been ap-
jiointed supervisor i-n new mark
et planning and home furnish
ings for Chemstrand Company
Division of Monsanto Company,
E. T. Powers of New York an
Mr. powers, director of market j
Planning, said a realignment in 1
Allotment of teachers to Kirv?s
Mountain district schools for the
upcoming term is 16& -up sevei.
from the allotment for 1064-65.
Superintendent B. N. Barnes
said Wednesday the board of
education, w'ill elect teachers not
later than Monday - regular
monthly meeting of the board
adding that it is possible the
roard may meet for election oi
teachers prior to Monday.
In past years, the hoard hai
customarily elected teachers pri
or to the end of the term.
Action was deferred this year
pending 1) approval of the pupil
assignment plan by the federal
Office of Education approval not
yet received) and 2) allotment
of teachers by the State Depart
ment of Public Instruction.
The allotment division follows:
High school teachers 41, a gain
He said the hearing is open to . „ . .
any and all North Carolinians ! the Technological Market Plan- of one.
who might wish to appear to ! ning seertion of Chemstrand Com-1 Elementary teachers 99, a loss
support or oppose the applica- | pany Division of Monsanto Com- 1 of one.
tion. I pany, resulted in the establish- I New teachers for grades 1
! ment of tliree new positions. .through 3 (under 1965 General
Kiser, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. i Asse.xbly legislation for i^duc-
“The commission will be dc- i
lighted to have any interested ^niold Kiser, and formerly an j tion of teaching loads in the
I Neill Harris
I Member Named
I First Union National Bank has
elet'ted David M. Neill and J. 01
lie Harris to the Kings Mountain
, board of directors and has an
' nounc(‘fi that Elmore R. Aloxan
der, assistant vice-pn'sident. is
being transferred here to assist
in administration of the King.'
Mr. Neill succix'ds his late fa
thcr. H. Neill, as a member ol
Mr. Alexander, in tiie commei
cial department of the Gastoni
jflice sine(‘ December 1. 1964
will assume his duties here oi
F'ormt'i ly president of The Car
olina Hank. Graniievilie. S. C.
Mr. Alexander is u South Caro
lina native who ,io;n('d Firs
Union’s loan and investment di
I vision in March 1964. Ue is e
j graduate of the University ot
South Carolina, Class of oO. and
a Methodist. He and his wife
3ctty Anne, liave two children
Elmore Alexander III. age 13
. and Richard Alexander, age B
[They expect to move to Kings
j Mountain in the near future.
A native of Anderson, South
Carolina and a graduate of She!
I by High School Mr Harris grad
juatod from Gupton-Jones College
of Embalming in 193.5, when he
b(*came associated with Lutz
Austell Funeral Home in Shol
by. In August 1947. Mr. Harris
opened the Harris Funeral Homo
here after purcliasing Fulton
Mortuary. He has bcM'n coroner
of Cleveland County since 1946.
peoplo in your area appear at the , engineer with
hearing for information or com- center, Inc. at Durham,
ment. Comm. Cullom added. ! with Chemstrand since
First Citizen.s, based in Smith- i 19®^- He is a graduate of North
yi'ars ago lias been a general m- application to ofam Carolina State college with a B.
.surance agency. i a branch here on May 17. This i S- fiegree in textiles and a B.S.
f'fl'I.!' ' bank. North Carolina’s fourth ! ‘'egree in mechanical engineer-
largest, operates 97 branches in I 'I'S- Later he earned an M.S. de-
46 North Carolina cities and j S't'e te.xtilcs. He is a memter
towns. I of American Society of Me-
j chanical Engineers.
First Citizen.s Pre.sident Unvi.s | —
R. Holding said after filing the
rd by the state as a realty broker,
lollowing .siUH'ossfuI completion
of a course ol instruction offered
by the Lee Institute, Boston.
Mr. Manor observed that tho
general insurance service and
rc'alty brokeiage service comple-
iiK'iU each other.
“I shall apply tho same stand-
ard.s of .service in the of>eration
<if tlu’ realt.v division of tlie
agency as 1 have applied to in
surance clients during tho past
decarh’, ’ Mr. Manor said.
II(‘ said arrangements for pro-
(■(‘ssing loans have been made
with savings and loan ussocia-
lions, tiu* Veterans Administra
tion and tho FVderal Housing ad
application that his firm would
operate in Kings Mountain as “a
completely full-.service bank”.
He said his firm offers 78 bank
First Citizens has a,;sets of a-
bout $417 million.
It anticipates opening here at
the D. M. Morrison building, 131
VV'est Mountain street.
Wednesday’s hearing will be
conducted at Room 316 in the
Motor Vehicles building.
Several citizens said this week
they had been invited by First
Citizens officials to attend the
Raleigh hearing. A special bus is
being provided for the trip.
Membership of the commis
sion has changed vastly since
the First Citizens application was
filed. Siwen new members have
been named roeer.dy by Governor
Dan K. Moore, The commission
numbers ten members plus State
Treasurer Edwin M. Gill as ex
Concurrently with its applica
tion to the banking commission,
First Citizens applied to the Fed
eral Deposit Insurance Corpora
tion for permission to oi)en here.
Ml'S. Don Blanton, injuml in
a freak (olliskm on Interstate
8.5 near Charlotte July 2, is re
ported in s.atisfactory condition
following surgery Saturday.
Mrs. Blanton, a patient at
(.'harlotte Memorial hospital, suf
fered fractures of the pelvis, hip
and knco and the surgery was
performed to repair damage to
En route Charlott(*, Mr.s. Blan
ton’s car was struck by a tar-
heater trailer of Gate City
ing Company of Greensboro.
'Pile cable by which the trailer
was being towed by a truck
broke, a-nd the trailer crossed the
median strip to crash into the | Kings Mountain
front left side of the Blanton pi-ovide sewage disposal
car. It required almost hour school
to extricate Mrs. Blanton
j An attorney-general’s ruling
I will determine whether the city
I or school district pays the esti-
i mated $2500 line and pump sta-
1 tion cost.
1 City Attorney J. R. Davis said
, it was his opinion that the city
I is not permitted to spend money
for non-revenue services outside
I the city limits. He added he had
I vvritten the aUorney-general for
I a ruling.
Motion to provide the service
New Closing Hours
A poll ot Kings Mountain
merchants has reveal’d that
majority favor closing at 5:30
p.m. Saturdays and 6 p.m. Fri
days, Merchants Association
Secretary Ida F. Joy said this
The new closing schedule
will b<^ effective Friday.
Stores have closed daily at
5:30 p.m. and at 6 p.m. on Sat
Fulton’s Department Store
will remain open until 7:30 p.
m. Friday, ^lanagcr W. S. Ful
A & P Stores. Winn Dixie
Super Market, and Harris
Teeter Super Market remain
open until 6:v30 p.m. Thursdays,
7:30 p.m. Fridays and until
6:30 p.m. Saturday.
SESSION TO MEET
Members of the Session of
First Presbyterian church will
gather at 10:30 Sunday morn
ing in the Session Room of the
church to receive new members,
Dr. Paul Ausley, pastor said.
City To Piovide Sewage Service
To School; Ruling Due On Payee
first three grades) four, a gain
Teacher.s of the educahle re
tarded, three, a gain of one.
Vocational teachers ten, a gain
of two. (Three agriculture teach
ers, three home et'onomics teach
ers, one distributive education
teacher, throe teachers of trade
and industrial education. Th(
gain is in the trade and Indus
trial group, with one teacher ol
hrick-layin.g allotwl to Compact
high school and one teacher of
brick-laying and carpentry al
lotted to Kings Mountain high
Special teachers (librarians,
school music teacher, etc.) nine,
same as last year.
Mrs. Lula Anne Wright Ben
nett, 67, widow of William Ons
low Bennett, died suddenly Wed
nesday at 2:30 p.m.
Funeral arrangements are in
Daughter of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Lester Wright, Mrs. Ben
nett was a member of St. Mat
thew's Lutheran church.
Surviving are two sons, James
L. Bennett and Dorus L. Bennett,
both of Kings Mountain; one
brother, Kossie Wright of Kings
Mountain; and one sister, Mrs.
W. lA. Bennett of Bessemer City.
Also surviving are five grand
children and one great-grand
WINS SCHOLARSHIP — Bever
ly Willis has won o four-year
cdl-expense-paid college schol
arship from the North Corolina
‘Beverly Anne Willis, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Willis, Jr.
of Kings Mountain, is one of 50
North Carolina students to re- _ . ^
celve four year college scholar- ; is a past President of the North
I ships from the North Carolina j Carolina Funeral Directors As-
[ Veterans Society. ! sociation. and past president of
Miss Willis will enroll as a ; the North Carolina State Boai’d
freshman at Western Carolina
college in Cullowhee. The schol
arship includes all expenses for
four years of post high school
Miss Willis is a 1965 graduate
of Kings Mountain high schCKjl.
Funeral rites for Lawson Hay
wood Self, 81. of Bessemer City,
were held Monday at 3 p.m. from
of Embalmers. He is currently
serving as president of the Kings
Mountain Chamber of Commerce,
member of the Kings ^fountain
IJons Club. Kings Mountain Vol
unltvr Fire Di'parl T;cnt, Amcr
ican Legion. V.F.W. and former
member of the Board of Trus
tees of Gardner-Webh tollege.
Mr. Harris is a member of the
: Cleveland County Democratic
I Executive Committee Association
and is precin< t chairman ol East
Kings Mountain. Ho served in
the army in Kurop<* during
World War H and was a mc:rbei
Sisk Memorial Chapel in Besse- ;_of the Sixty-fifth Field Hospital
mcr City, interment folUnving in i Third Army
Stadium Gifts Up,
Funds Now $83J)08
The John Gamble Stadium
fund now totals $83,008.32,
Fund Treasurer Charlie Harry
Ml. H a r r y acknowledged
other donations from Mrs. Nor-
nuin Pusey, Miss Rosalie Carl
isle. and the Kings Mountain
IJons dub which represented ' lo the school stipulated that the
partial payment of tho civic
Treasurer Harry also noted
that interest on savings had
upped the figure by $158.
Mr. and Mr.s. Butch Moss of
(’harlotte, W. H. Moss of Grov-
(‘r, A'/IC and Mrs. Carl Moss of
Panama City, Fla., and Mr. and
Mrs. M. W. Leigh, Lucy and
Tricia, of Kings Mountain,
were dinner gue.sts Sunday of
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Moss, Sr*
attorney general’s ruling would
determine which agency pays the
cost of the outside - city installa
Schools SUpt. B. N. Barnes and
Board of Education Vice Chair
man H. O. (Toby) Williams made
tho request. Grady Yelton. su-
|)erintendent of public works,
ivoted it would require three or
four weeks to install a pump but
I that the August 24 school dead-
j line would be mcL
I Schools Architect Tom Coth-
I Continued On Page 6
GRADUATE — Miss Sybil A.
Childers, daughter of Mr. ond
Mrs. L. W. Childers, was a re
cent graduate of Winston
Solem college. She received a
B. S. in nursing educotion and
is on the staff of Mullenberg
hospital in Plainfield. N. J.
Miss Childers Is a member of
Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority
€md o groduote of Compact
On Dean's List
Five Kings Mountain students
made top grades to attain the
Dean's LJsi during the spring
quarter at King's College, Char
lotte. Three other graduates of
Kings Mountain high school en
rolled at the beginning of the
The five who made the Dean’s
List arc: Becky Stowe, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Stowe. 831
Piedmont avenue; Paul Dean
Smith, son of Mi's. Manuel Smith,
109 Myers street; Mary Wright,
daughter of Mr and Mrs. F, J.
Wright. Hawthorne road; Mar
garet Elizabeth Swansson, daugh
ter of Rune Swansson, Route 2;
and Kay Maunej', daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mauncy, S09
The three who registered at
tho beginning of the summer
quarter ere: Annie Rae Wil
liams. daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. B. Williams, Route 2, Kings
Mountain; Teen la Hamrick,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. J.
Hamrick, Route 1, Grover; and
'Hazel Jill Smith, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs^ Thomas W. Smith,
' Route 2, Kings Mountain.
Bessemer City Memorial ceme
Rev. C. A. Phaupp, assisted by
Rev. Clyde Goodson, officiated
at the final rites.
Mr. Self died Saturday at 6 p.
m. A son of the late Aaron and
Sarah Waycaster Self, he was a
retired textile worker.
Surviving are four sisters.
Mi’S. C. D. Howard and Mrs. Oer-
mie Moore o»f Bessemer City,
Mrs. Hester White of Burlington
and Mrs. Mable Bridges of Kings
Mountain; and a brother, Rev. C.
R. Self of Stanley.
On School Plan
Kings Mountain’s pupil assign
ment plan for the upcoming
term still remains in Washington
at the Office of Education but
not yet approved.
Superintendent B N. Barnes
said he talked with a staff mem
ber via telephone Monday but
gleaned no pertinent informa
Full file of newspaper clip
pings, tho initial and amended
school assignment plan has hetm
forwarded to the Office of Edu
cation, Supt. Barnes said.
The city has i.ssued building
permits to Ix*wis Black, 910
Bennett Drive, for a two-room
addition to hi.s residence, esti
mated to cost $1800.
Mr Harris is a member of the
Kings Mountain Baptist Church,
and is a former chairman of the
hoard of deacons. He is married
to the former Abbic Wall. They
have two children. Ollie Harris,
Jr. of Houston. Texas, and Mrs.
Don Hamhright of Grover, and
A graduate of Kings .Mountain
High School, be attended David-
Continucii On Page o’
Clary Posts Reward
For Return Oi Goods
J. C. Clary, scrap iron ancj
metal dealer, has offered a $25
reward for information li'ad-
ing to the arrest ol the theif
or thic'ves who ransacked his
Catawba Rivor cabin at Hack
Water last Wednesday night.
Mr. Clary said tht» hurglers
broke into the cabin through a
window and then unlcK-kod the
door. Misshig are sevcn al rods
and reels, blankcds and two
motors, one seven and one-half
outboard motor and one six
and one-half outboard motor.
Mr. Clary has owned the
cabin for nine years.
Sunday night’s union service
for seven city church congrega
tions will be held at Boyce Me
morial ARP church with Rev.
Thomas L. Ritchie to deliver
the message at 8 o’cloi'k.
Special music will be rendered
by the choir.
LLMOHE R. ALEXANDER
J, OLLIE HARRIS
Burlington Makes Its Park Area
Available To City For Child Park
To Be Announced
In Near Future
i By MAR'HN HARMON
’ First Union National Bank
! will build a new main office
t buiiding here, it was announced
I by Paul M. Neisler, Sr., chair-
i man of the Kings Mountain
I board of directors, and Carl G.
M(*Graw, president, following ap
proval of the hank’s Kings Moun
tain hoard of directors Monday.
Plans call for construction of
a mcKlern. two-story building, to
orovide full banking services,
most modern hanking equipment
and fixtures, drive-in service fa-
jilities and ample customer fiee
Negotiations on acquiring a
site are cuiTenlly undciway and
bank officials said an announce
ment on the site will be forth
First Union National Bank
has been a Kings Mountain busi
ness citizen since June 1960, since
the mer.ger wth Firet National
Bank. First National Bank was
organized early in 1900 and
chartered in June of that year.
First Union National Bank op
erates 91 offices in 43 North
Carolina cities and towns and
ranks S9th in assets (currently
approximately $520 million) of
approximately 13,000 banks in
the United States.
President McCraw is a native
of Kings Mountain who joined
tho onetime Union National
Bank shortly after graduating
from high school in 1923,
Mr. Neisler recently succeed
ed the late B. S. Neill as chair-
nm\ of the Kings Mountain
Moss Will talk
I With Garrison
I The city board of commission-
lers Tuesday night instructed
; I Mayor John Henry Moss to seek
a conference with newly-ap
pointed Highway Commissioner
W. B. Garrison of Gastonia to
discuss proposed routes for the
U. S. 74 by-pass.
Action, by unanimous vote,
came after a group of N. Pied
mont Avenue citizens appeared
before the board at the regular
Property owners Dr. and Mrs.
I L. P. Baker, Dr. Robert Baker, Miss
Gussio Huffstetler, Gus Huffstet-
ler, and Mrs. P. G. Padgett voiced
complaints to the N. Piedmont
avenue area portion of the pro
jected 7.3 mile Kings Mountain
Other property owners present
were Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Hunni-
cult, Miss Ida Huffstetler, and W.
Mrs. Padgett said “our purpose
in coming to this meeting is to
find how you commissioners feel
about the proposed by-pass. She
j asked, “Is that the safe^st place
DAVID M. NEILL
In New Post
Mis. Athlene G. Smith has
joint'd tho Charlotte office of
Reynolds & Co., membtu's of the \ highway, a cloverleaf and
New York Stock Exchange, as a
regi stered repi'csent at ivc.
Mrs. Smith ha^ neon in the in
vestment field for more than five
years, and is also e.xpericnccd in
A native of Clover, S_ C., Mis.
Smith attended Winthfop Col
lege and Belmont Abbey. Her
husband. Devere R. Smith, is as
sociated with P'oote Mineral
Company's Kings Mountain
plant. Mr. and Mrs. Smith and
their children. Dana and Roi^er,
live at 701 Marion Slmn in Ci'cs-
cent Hill. They are members of
Resurrection Lutheran church.
In announcing the association
of Ml'S. Smith, the Manager of
a dangerous intersection? We
don’t need any more acx'idents.
The projected by-pass would cut
through not only a residential
distiict but cut the school dis
trict in half.”
Dr. R. N. Baker wondered a-
loud if the city council could find
what the majority of the citizens
favor and let the highway com
mission know their results.
Mayor Moss, who took no posi
tion in the routing discussion,
said that the board had request
ed a second hearing on the pro
posed route and maps for 10-day
viewing before the hearing, the
requests having been granted.
tho Charlotte office of Revnolds i He said Highway Director W. F.
& Co William H. Williamsoti. ! Babcock confirmed June 10 that
points out the strong North Car- j it would be 60-90 days before
olina background of tliis firm, such a hearing would be sch^-
Now one of the nation’s largest.
Burlington Mills Phenix Plant
has made its Phenix street rec
reation area available to the
City Rivieation department and
will assist in its development as
a ncighborhootl children’s park.
Joint announctmient was made
Wtdnesday by W. J. Keeter, Phe
nix plant superintendent, and
Mayor John Henry Moss.
Mayor Moss commented, “The
city is deeply grateful to Bur
lington Mills lor making this
recreation area available, mak
ing possible another step for
ward in our continuing effort to
expand Kings Mountain’s public
“Burlington’s additional will
ingness to assist the city in the
development of the area as a
children's park is a further mark
of Burlington’s long-time prac
tice of being a generous indus
trial citizen interested in the wel-
fai^ of the eominuiiity.'*
with about 50 offices coast-to-
coast, Reynolds & Co. was found
ed in 1931 by men with deep
roots in this state. A founder
and now Directing Partner in
New York City. T F. Staley
graduated from Davidson Col
lege, as did John D. Baker. Jr,,
the Senior Partner. Another
founder is Charles H- Babcock,
now Resident I’artner in Wins
ton-Salem. In addition to offices
in Charlotte and Winston-Salem,
liie firm is also located in Ra
leigh and Durha:n.
Sermon topic for the fiftli
Sunday after Trinity at St.
Malthew’.s Lutheran church is
“The Big Adventure ”. Services
are Sunday School at 8:45 a.m.
and woialup service at 10 ajn.
u1(kI. Babcock had noted that the
recorder-taped transcript of the
first hearing held here May 5
needed full study and that high
way officials and engint'ors ex
pected also to review the design
*.0 determine U changes or modi-
Continued On Page 6
Richard L. Franks, grandson
of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Franks of
5190 Midpincs, has been granted
a $1200 scholarship from the
University of Chattanooga.
Franks expects to eni'oll at
the University as a freshman for
the next semester.
Franks is a 1965 graduate of
Kings Alountain high schooL