/. M. L.
Greater Kings Mountain 10,320
City Limits 8,008
This figure for Creairr Kings Mountain 's derived from
the 195!) Kings Mountain city directory cenaus. The city
limlis figure is from the United States census of 1960.
/OL 76 No. 29
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, July 22, 1965
PRICE TEN CENT’
First-Citizens Application Approved Wednesday
First Union National Ups Savings Interest Rates
SCHOOL. CLASS AT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ^ Pictured above ctre DiGinbers of the Bible
School class which recently completed a week's program of activities at First Presbyterian
church. Freni row, from left, Sarah Maner, Barbara Rheo, Kelly Adams, Darrell Austin. Jeff
Moss, Hayne Neisler, Richard Goforth and Pat Durham. Second row, from left, Mrs. Darrell Austin,
I Mrs. Coman Foils. David Neislcr, John Plonk, Douglog Sincox, Roy Clemmer, Sandy Southwell,
Steve Southwell, Julie Durham. Miss Jane Houser and A. Chalmers Hope, Jr., director; third row,
from left, Mrs. Frank Sincox, Donna Blanton, Laura Clemmer, Becky Blanton, Terry Harmon’
Mary Adams, Bo Moner and Scott Moss. Fourth row, from left, Mrs. Sam Robinson, Lee Ann
Campbell, Becky Plonk. Cynthia Robinson, Scott Neisler. Parks Neisler, Miss Coral Ramseur. Mrs.
Robert H. Goforth and Dr. Paul Ausley, minister. (Photo by Bill Jackson).
130 Teachers Re-Elected;
West Plant Organization Set
Now 4V2 Percent
Savings interest rates will be
increased from 41 4 per cent to
4'a per cent on saving bonds is
sued by First Union National
Bank effective today.
R. S. Lennon. Vice President
■of the Kings Mountain office,
said the rate will be the highest
guaranteed interest paid by any
.ank in this area and is the high
cst interest rate which insured
bank.c; are allowed to pay.
Interest will be paid to deposi
tors bv check every six months.
'Bonds can be cashed on any in
terest date with 90 days notice
and will also earn the full 4^
per cent guaranUHjd interes
Bonds will he i.ssued for a
three-year term and will be a
vailable in minimum denomina
tions of $500 with additions in
multiples of $1(X).
Letler.s are being mailed to
bank customers presently hold
ing 4-1/4 per cent savings bonds,
announcing an automatic in
crease to 4^2 per cent beginning
Bonds up to $10,0(X) are insur
ed by the Federal Deposit Insur
ance Corporation, an agency of
(he Federal Government, and
are guaranteed payable in cash.
First Union will build a new
main office building here, it was
announced last week by Paul M.
Neisler, Sr., chairman of the
Kings Mountain board of direc
tors, and Carl G. McGraw, presi
dent, follo^ving approval of the
bank's Kings Mountain board of
Plans call for construction of
a modern banking two-stoiy
building to provide full banking
services, most modern banking
equipment and fixtures, drive-in
service facilities and ample cus
tomer free parking.
Education Board |
Hires Teachers |
For 65‘66 Term i
'riie King.s Mountain (h.strict ;
board o ' tMlu.''ation Friday re-j
elected I'lO leaeliers for school- !
Also re elected were all sehooi [
principal.; of the nine plants of j
the city system and Miss Alice j
C'. Averitl. seliools teaching con- '
• 'i'he hoa’"(i unanim jusly olTer-
I a re-employment to ail teat-\- '
eis having an “A” certificate or
Iiigher and tlu)s<> with “B” certi-
licates who have ofirned credit i
toward the "A” cerlificate.
Kecommi’tulatioiis to the su-
pi'i’intendent were made by the
principals of tin* seliools in which
the teaclKM-s lauthl last year.
Helen B. Ansley. Billy H.
Hates. Odessa Black. Willard G.
Hovd. Carolyn N. Finger, Coy B.
FronelKM’gcr, Sara S. Griffin.
Mardecia E. Ilarrill, Joe C. lied-
den, Mary Sue M. Howard, Kab-
by W. Hussey, Fenton I,. Larson,
H(‘len L. Logan. Juanita M. Lo
gan. Mattie B. Lowery, Carolyn
M(.Whirter. Carl MeWhirtcr.
H. Moss. Glenda O'.Shields. Don
ald L. Parker, l'’oster Pewell,
P. a 1 p h Scheues.sler, Charlotte
Sluiford. Warren H. nrgess,
James M. SI nil. Fddys L. A'are,
Kimhrougli Cadiion. ImogeiK' L.
Jiihnron. Myers T. Hambright.
Paul H. Hairbright. Mai'^aret H.
HairfI, Betty R. (him' Ie. Syhile
ii. VV'ih* m, James F. Withers.
Wilii.nni Cashion, lelha B. Mor
ris. Alohma Culler, Ruth P. Or-
mand, Je.ssie R. (hccni. Harriet
H. \*;ui Dyke. Martha B. Chris-
Hmlniry, Sarah B. Tiarndson, Sel
ma Hazemey. Richard (''ulver,
^lartha Yarbro, Edna Hendricks,
Vieloria L. Logan, Nell W. Biaer.
and Rebecca L. Kendrick.
» A!so Jacqiieiine Blanton. RovSa-
Carlisle, Winnie M Still, Hel
en B. Baker, Maxine B. Grayson.
Dapline L. Stoll, Virginia D.
Black, Anne F. Bryant, John
William Goins. Edith R. Jones,
Continued On iPetyo 8
: OPENS FIRM — Charles E.
' Dixon has announced this
week ho will open Charles E.
Dixon Mortgage Company.
Of Nine Units
The city board of odcation
Monday night voted to retain 11
classes at West school for the
coming school term.
The board anticipates the plant
will house one first grade, two
second grades, two third grades,
two fourth grades, two fifth
grades, and two sixth grades for
a total of 36.0 pupils.
West school is the most over
crowded plant of the nine plant
district, S^iipt. B. N, Barnes told
the board. Me.mbers discussed in
formally the assignment of 15
first gradeis, six third gra<lers,
five fifth graders and five sev
enth graders to the Park Grac*e
Continued On Page 8
Brisk Building Period Foi City,
Peimits For Yeai Total SMSJOO
ON NEWS STAFF — Sandy
Compbell, rising senior at the
University of Tennessee and
son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L.
Campbell of Kings Mountain,
hos joined the staff of the
Knoxville News-Sentinel as a
reporter. He is a Journalism
The period July 1964 to Juno
30, 1965 was an active construc
tion year within Kings Mountain,
a summation of city building
permits issued during the pt'riod
Value? of permits purchased by
ouilders totaled $606,700.
Ma,jonty of the construction is
residential There were 4S per
mits issued for building of ono-
I family dwellings, the value of
' the permits purchased by build
ers totaling $54S,7no.
J'wo permits were issued for
, building of two family apart-
I ment buildings, the value of the
j permits purchased by builders
j totaling ^8,000.
The city clerk’s office also ro-
: ported nu.mcrous permits issued
I for building of garages and al-
I terations to homes.
Board To Adopt
The city board of commission
ers will formally adopt the 1965-
66 city budget and formally set
the tax rate Wednesday night at
6:30 p.m.; Mayor John Henry
Moss has announced.
The city anticipates record in
come and expenditures of $997,-
338.78 for fiscal year 1965-66,
with no change in the ad valor
em lax rate of 85 cents per $1(K)
The tentative budget repre
sents an increase of $66,338.78
At the sp(»cial called meeting
the c*ommission will also hear a
report from the mayor follow
ing his c«>nference with newly-
appointt'd Highway Commission
er W. Garrison of (»astoniaon
proposed routes for the U.S. 74
By-Pass. The mayor is to talk
with Mr. Garrison early next
The commission will also hold
public hearing on proposal to a-
mend Section 4D of the zoning
ordinance on request for zoning
variance by Anchor Development
I Corporation. Anchor wants to
j build one 12 • unit apartment
I building on West Gold slrect.
j Dixon Presbyterian church has
[scheduled Bible School for all
age groups beginning Monday
and continuing through Friday
from 6:30 until S p.m.
Rev. James S. Mann will serve
as principal of the school. Miss
Libby Alexander will be in
charge of music, and loaders will
include: Mi's. Thomas Humph
ries and Mrs. Billy Hughes, 'Be-
ginnci's; Mrs. Calvin Humphries
and Mrs, George Sellers, Primar-
jies; and Miss Gerry Humphries,
Mrs. P. Q. Hambright. and Miss
Anmittie Farris, Juniors.
Rev. Mann will lead a Bible
Study for young people and a-
School Plans To Be Refiled
Barnes Confers With HEW
RESIGNS — Rev. Morion Dd-
Bose, for six yeors pastor of
Kings Mountain Baptist church,
has resigned to accept a call
as pastor of Newington Baptist
church in Gloucester, Vo.
The Reverend Marion D. Du-
Bose resigned from his pulpit at
the Kings Mountain Baptist
church Sunday with an effective
date of August 22 to leave for
his new charge at the Newing
ton Baptist church, Gloucester,
Rev. DuBoso came to Kings
Mountain Baptist six years ago
as pastor, from Rowietts, Ken
tucky. He is a graduate of the
University of Georgia with an
A.B. and M.A. degree and holds
a Bachelor of Divinity Degree
from Southern Baptist Theologi
cal Seminary, Louisville. Ken
tucky. He U past president of the
Kings Mountain Ministerial As
Mr. DuBose will preach his
last sermon at the Kings Moun
tain church on August 22 and he
and his wife and two sons, Clyde
and Jaimes, will move to Glou
The Kings Mountain Planning
Com.:tjittee met Thursday morn
ing in regular monthly session
with Jerry Turner of the Divi
sion of Community Planning of
the State Departmimt of Conser
vation and Devcloj)ment, which
is assisting the city in its plan
Mayor John Henry jMoss, also
present for the meeting, indicat
ed he would appoint a seven
member downtown and busim*ss
development committee and sug
gested the Kings Mountain plan
ning group work together with
this committee in implementing
recommendations that will be
fortlu*oming from Air. Turner’s
Chairman B )b Manor said the
n’quost for appointment of the
committev came during the reg
ular mooting. Mr. Maner said
planning commission meml)ors
“feel such a group can l>o valu
able at a time when we are be
ginning to see signs that physi
cal progress can be made here.
The commission has been large
ly working with theor.v. The
time for arliort has arrived.”
Manor said the Downtown and
Business Development Commit-
j too, working closely with the
[planning Commission would pro-
[vide a broad base for the needt'd
[action. Membership of the new
I committee is expected to lean
heavily toward downtown land
lords and tenants.
A joint meeting of the two
groups has been sched.uled for
7:45 p.<m. August 5th at Cityliall
Qourtroom, Maner aaid.
To Discuss Plans
Supt. B. N. Barnc>. Teaching ■
Consultant Alice C. Averitt and
Central Principal R. G. Franklin
were in Raleigii Wednesday foi
.cnferenccs with the Division ol
Jehool Planning for organizatio
3f a Junior high school progran.
.n Kings Mountain.
The Junior high school would
be housed in the present Central
hi?h .scho-)! building when it is
vacated next .xonth and the new
high school plant is occupied on
.Schools Supt. B N. Barnef-
was also to confer with officials
of the Department of Health
Education and Welfare in Ra
leigh while in Raleigh. Kings
Mountain’s pupil assignment
plan for the upcoming term still
remains in Washington, D. C. at
the Office of Education but not
Full file of newspaper clip
pings. the initial and amended
school assignment plan has been
forwarded to the Office of Edu
Ml. Barnes was meeting at
4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon
with HEW' officials in the office
of Supt. of Public Instruction
Can'oll in his Raleigh office.
Supt. Barnes told the Herald
at presstime Wednesday that
“we went over the plan with the
HEW officials and they gave us
some su.ggcstions for sending in
our plan again.”
Revisions to the initial and a-
mended school assignment plan
were suggested to the superinten
dent and Mr. Barnes said the
plan would he filed asain with
some additions and clarifications.
To Give Program
The Men’s Chorus of First
Baptist church will pro.^cnl a
program of sacred music Sunrlay
evening. July 2.3, at 8 p.m.
Ftaturcs of the concert will in
clude hymns. sj)irituals. and cho
ral reading of tlie scriptures.
Dramatic lighting ami the use of
tape recordings will add to the
effectiveness of l!ie presentation.
The Men's Chorus lias an <’n-
rollmeni of 24. Organist for tiie
group is Mrs. F. H. McCurdy,
church organist. Allen Jolley,
mmister of music and education,
Iviii'tiSi'LR — Rev. C. C.
Parker of Mount Airy, Go., will
become pastor of Piedmont
Baptist church on August 1.
Rev. C. C. Parker, of Mt. Airj',
j Ga., will assume duties as pastor
U)f Kind's Mountain's Piedmont
Baptist church on August 1.
Mr. Parker and his wife will
occupy a new parsonage on
Rev. Parker has served as pas
tor for several years at Hazel
Creek Baptist church ot Mount
Airy, Ga. He will sucevod he
late Dr. B. A. Bf»wers as pastor
the Kings Mountain church.
Rev. James Collette of Gastonia
has been serving as supply pas
tor since the death of Dr. Bow
An evangelist, Rev. Mr. Park
er ha.s led revival st'rvices at
Piedmont church and at other
churches in the county. He and
his wife have sons and daughters
who live in Clevelaml County^
Police Chief Says:
Drivers Slow Down
“Slow down motorists” is
the advice of Police Chief Paul
Chief Sanders issued a warn
ing to drivers this week that
speeding and improper muffler
laws will be enforced in the
city and he reminded motorists
that law enforcement officei's
an' on duty 24 houre a day to
enforce the laws.
“Please slow down and heed
traffic laws for your own safe
ty and that of olhei's”, the
police chief added.
Miss Maigaiet Ratlenee Is Named
Western Carolina Dean Of Women
Miss Margaret Ratterroe. for
merly of Kin::s Mountain, has
been appointed Dean of Womci
at Westcin Carolina College,
Cullowhce. and will assume her
duties September 1.
She is the daughter of Mr. and
Ml'S. I?. I>. Ratlenee of 111 West
Miss Ratlerret"* holds the bach
elor of arts and master of cdu
cation degrees fr.)m the Univers
ity of North Carolina at Grc'ens-
horo, and has done additional
graduate study at Auburn Uni
versity, UNC at Chapel Hill and
Gret'nshoio. and at WCC.
She Ikis taught at every level
from first grade through college
■ and has had experience as leach
^er. principal, supervisor, and
; guidance director.
I Aliss Rallerree was principal
' of an elementary school at Fort ,
(Benning. Georgia, and later was
; director of the entire guidance !
progi'am in the Federal schools j
at the bast' 1
I She helped Initiate the spivlal
program for gifted students in
j Winston-Salem and worked in
I (Continaed On Page 8J |
IN NEW POST Miss Morga-
ret Ratterree has been op-
pointed Dean of Women ot
Western Carolina college in
Cullowhee ond will assume her
new duties September 1. She
is daughter of Mr. ond Mrs. Bi>
By ELIZABETH STEWART
'Pho State Banking Commis
sion W’cdncsday morning approv.
od application of First Citizens
Bank and Trust Company for
permission to establish a branch
here, Conmissioner of Banks
Shelby Cullom told the Herald,
Norwood Pope, vice-president
.n charge of public relations for
First Citizens Bank & Trust -
.Vorth Carolina's fourth largest
confirmed the application ap
proval to Mayor John H. Moss
ind said he anticipates action by
he Federal Depf>sit Insurance
wOrr>oiation would be taken
viihin 30 to 60 davs.
Concurrently with its applioa-
ion to the banking commission,
^irst Citizens applied to the
^DIC for permission to open
Mr. Pope said that First Citi
zens officials were hopeful for
early approval by the FDIC as
ve are anxious to make plans
or a Kings Mountain operation
IS a member of the business
Gofprge ir. Broadrick. vice-
president of the Charlotte branch
of P'irst Citizens Bank & Trust,
presented the application before
the hearing conducic'd by the
oanking commissioner and at
tendee! by a group of Kings
The Kings Mountain group
was recognized. Comm. Cullom
said. There were no objections
rererded in opposition to the ap
plication. There were no com
ments from the group of busi
nessmen attending the hearing,
Comm. Cullom added.
First Citizens Bank & Trust
C o m p a n y. headquartered in
Smithrield, has 97 branches in
46 North Carolina towns and
cities, including two in Gastonia
and nine in Charlotte.
L^wis R. Holding, president of
First Citizens, has stated that
a Kings Mountain branch wrmld
bo a completely s<?parale unit
with its own officei's and a full-
sei-vice bank. He added, “We
provide no less than 78 banking
services in all.”
First Citizens has assets of
$417 million. Largest of the 9'?
branches are at Raleigh and
It anticipates opening here at
the D. M. Morrison building, 131
West Mountain sti'eet.
Kings Mountain has been serv
ed by a single banking house
since April 1929. when C'Ommer-
cial Bank & Trust Company
headquartered in Gastonia, dos
ed its doore here and in several
surrounding communities in
which it had branches^
At the turn of the century,
there were three banks.
First National Bank, founded
in 1900, marged with First Union
National Bank of North Caro
lina in I960.
All's. Katie Neal Anthony, 54,
wido^v of Arthur Pinkney An
thony, succumbed Wednesday at
12:45 in the Kings Mountain hos
pital following illness of several
Funeral arrangements are in
complete pending arrival of rela
tives from Ohio but will bo an
nounced by Harris Funeral
Mrs. Anthony was a native of
"i^ltweland County, daughter of
Ml'S. Dovio Bowens Neal and the
'ale M. C. Neal_ She was former-
y employed at Beth ware school
'afeteria and was a member of
Bethel Methodist church.
Surv'iving, besides her mother,
are three sons. Robert N. An
thony of Dayton. Ohio. William
P. Anthony and Tony Reid An
thony, both of Kings Alountain;
^wo daughters. Mrs. Kenneth
Gatos of Hyattsville, Aid. ami
Mrs. Jack Eaker of Kings Moun
tain: three bi\>thcrs. Paul Neal of
jAlarietta, Ga.. Fred Neal of
Kings Mountain and Dewitt Neal
of Spartanburg, S. C.; and two
sisters. Mrs David Hamrick and
Mrs. Edward Anthony, both of
Kings Mountain. Also surviving
arc five grandchildren.
The annual Manson Camp
reunion will be held at the
Byrd Hut at Patterson Sprin,;s
Sunday with picnic lunch to be
^ved 4t 1 o'clock. ,