Thlt ligur* for Greater Kings Mountain *■ derived from
the 195S lUngs Mouatoln city directory census. The city
limits figure Is from the United Stotes census of IMO.
VOL 76 No. 32
Kings Mountain's Relioble Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, August 12, 1965
PRICE TEN CENT
Outside - City Industries Ge>
^ ^ New Students
R afsi ■ lit Xeglsle*
e\CtlC V/Ul Friday Monnng
Of City Water
. City water cills which go out
iMc iday to cutside-city industries ;
will reflect a 25 percent cut or* !
I dered Tup.oday by the city board
I of commissioners.
I Biggest user affected is Mass-
* acliurctts Mohair Plush Com-
' pany’s NeiiJier Mills Division. At
last mc:(:r reading date (June 1.5-
July 1.5» the plant was billed for
l.S71,(MK) gall, of water at the
wrer laie charged all city cus-
t.');ncrs plus 25 percent.
The firm’s bill was $1.293.f)0.
Should the billing be the same.
'Effective August 16, the bill
»ould he $25S.72 less. Over a 12-
mmtli period, using the same
:;nge figures, the plant would
vipend $3,104.64 less for water.
Other o.t-sidc city industrial
v.iier '’usiomcrs include:
Spangler’s Ready - Mix Con-
I.arhetli Rape Corporation.
ro:)te Mineral Company.
Supo. ior St ne Company.
' Un;ic:t Brick & Tile Company.
In previous years, outside city
ulusiiy water has been billed
BiUlge'i Administration IV rais
'd in-eity water rates slightly
and increased the outside-city
difterentia! from 10 percent to 50
lM?rcent of monthly bills.
Bridges Administration V rec-
its first meeting Monday night in i ommended downward revision in
CBaiKMAN — Dr. Paul K.
AuMcy has been named choir-
m.m c* the newB/*formed city
human relations committee.
Dr. Paul K. Audey, pastor of
P.i M Preioy.: i'iun c.iu.oh, ha.
i i: n irncd chairman of the ne\
K-n.tm'.rr ei.y human relat.or.
t -rirnit.co by Mayir J^hn 11
Of the ll-xem er group, seven
members are members of the
newly formed county-wide h j-
man I’elations council which held
B The council is sponsored by
^he Cleveland Association of Gov
ernmental Officials and consists
of 31 members appointed by the
county eommisshin and city coun
cils of Shell)y and Kmgs Moun
tain. The eounly app.ointr'd 1.5
members. Shelby nine, and Kings
Dr. Ausley. a pa.st president of
tlie Kings Mountain .Ministerial
A p»K-iation, is chairman of ito
Hiblc In-SehooU committee.
Kin :s M mntain’s seven repre
sentatives on the county council
are Dr. Ausley, George P. De
Brule. Charles F. Mauney. Paul
A. Howard, Sandro Blalock. Wil
liam Orr and George R. Ed
wards. The other fci-T members
of the e tmmittec are Mrs. F. A.
McDanUd. Jr.. Bill Brown, Leon
ard S.T.ith and Rev. S. T. Cooke.
Jessie Reynolds, 22. of Grover
road, was hound over to Superior
Court Monday on a rape charge,
after probable cau.se was found
against him in Cleveland County
Reynolds is charged with rap-
a 14 vear old girl in Kings
tountain May 15. The girl, how-
ver, testified that she had sex-’
ual relations witli Reynolds be
fore and after May 15 before
signing the warrant.
The girl testified that he
tlireatened to kill her and she
During a sliort visit to the hos
pital during July, her doctor had
discovered that she had had in
tercourse? and advised her to tell
After her release from the hos
pital, the warrant was signed.
Reynolds had been in Clove- '
land County Jail since his arre.st ,
July 29. Be told the court through
his attorney that ho loved the
the differential of 50 percent
charged outside of city indus
trial water customers to 25 per
Maine noted (hat imposition of
higher differentials had not en-
I hanced the community’s chances
i of attracting new industry.
! Mohair gets city water service
] through a county - owned line
which joins a city main at the
I southern city limits in the Cres-
i cTnt Hill section.
I . ...
j out ai cost plus from 10 percent
! to 50 percent. Four years ago
1 the rate droppt‘d from 50 to 25
! Al Maino, general manager of
; tile Neislrr firm, appai'ed before
! the board t i request the cut.. Mr.
j Maino said. “Our payroll is
I spent in Kings Mountain. We’ve
i eon asking for help four years
I and this has been a sore spot
I and will eoiitinue to be until we
1 get a Induction to the same wa
! ter rate paid by in-town finns.”
I Mr. Maino noted in asking for
I a cut in rates that his firm is
I now in the process af installing
new irachinery and that one of
the fabrics now out of style has
Commissioner Norman King.
MOVING DAV IS hfc.H£ Ai uiOAxixti — Ivirs. Margaret nOiid. at
for left, and Mrs. John H. Gamble unpack kitchen equipment in the home eco
nomics department at the new SI million high school Tuesday as workmen
carry other equipment from the agriculture department into the shop. In the
photograph at right, trom lett. are Clyde Hammett of cherryvxiie, t loyd Mcs^lam
of Kings Mountain and K. H. Brown of Wilmington. Moving chores are expected
to be completed this weekend from the old Central plant to the new building.
(Photos by Bill Jackson).
New Zoning Boar
Mayor To Name
To Zoning Group
The city board of commission
ers reactivated its zoning com
mission Tuesday night and im-
.nediately gave it woik t..» do.
Mayor John Henry Moss, who
recommended the establishment
of a new zoning group, was in
structed to appoint a five-meni
bor body to: H consider zoninj.
problems and 2t rec‘omrncnd an\
changes in the law. The cit>
rommissim acts as a zoning ap
The ^layor said the committee
who suggested that water ratS ! appointments would be complet-
bo cut, asked other members, jed within three of four days,
“why should Margrace be penal- i “The formation of a zoning
ized because they’i'e out of I commission,” the mayor pointed
town?” Comm. W. S. Biddixlout. “will ensure detailed .study
said. 'Tf there’s no upkeep on the j.of all areas in the city nnd al-
city’s part, why was it raised in | low a trained group to devote
the fir.st place?” lime and effort to this study bt'-
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Parking meter re<-cip:s for
tlu' week ending \Ve(ine.sday at
noun totaled SJIT.T.". including
fini'.-. and on-street and ofl-
sircet parking, tiie city dork’s
Kings Mountain Kiwani.ins
will \irw X'lo tilm ''Appoint-
nuMit In Arusha” at Thurscta.'. ’s
meeting at (>: 15 p.m. at the
Woinaii':- club. Dan Fingi-r is
Keep Dollars At Home: Turner;
Downtown Improvements Cited
ENSIGN ^ James C. Blanton
of Kings Mountain hos been
commissioned as on Ensign in
the U, S. Navy following grad
uation from Officer Candidate
Kings Mountain Kiwanis
club board ol diior'ors will
moei Monday night at 7 p.m.
at the homo of Sirs. I. B. Go
forth, Sr. on West Mountain
sirceV. Presidt'iU W. S. Fulton
Chammie Hope, summer as-
sist.int at First Presbyterian
chureh, will u.se lite sermon
topii', “The Providence of God”,
at Sunday morning worsliip
services at 11 a.m. at First
MOOSE PLAN PICNIC
Members of Kings Mountain
Moose Lodge will be guc.sts of
District No. 4, North Carolina
.Moose Assn., at an old fashion
picnic Sunday at Shelby Moo.se
Lodge Recreation Park located
in the Bethwaro community.
Guests are urged to bring well-
filled ba.skcts which will bo
siuead at 1 o’clock. Numerous
contests for the children are
planned including sack races,
needle in haystack, pole climb
ing, slippery pig. etc. Prizes
will he awarded the winners.
The swimming pool will also
be open at 1 o’clock. Other
k lodges invited include Shelby,
^Rutherford County, Lineointon,
Cherryvllle, and Gastonia. The
announcement was made by
Roy Kale, president of District
James Couiell Blanton, son of i
Jerry Turner, community plan-j Mr. and Mrs. Charles DeWitt
ning consultant with the De- ' Blanton of Kings .Mttuidain. Iras
partment of Conservation and t compl(*icd .Naval Officer Cnndi- !
Development, Thursday nigiil dale Training at Newport. Rhode j
outlined what he termed “Jots of j island and ri'ceivcd his c.onimis- ;
work” for a newly naxod en-jsion a« Ensign. CSNR. at grad
Dr. and Mrs. Paul K. Ausley
are attending tlie summer
Bible c(»nferem*c* at llie Pres
byterian Assembly thoiuids,
Montreat. Dr. .Ausley is pastor
of First Presbyterian church.
NEW TEACHER — Willlom A.
Alexander, native of Columbia,
S. Cm ond former minister of
education at Parkwoy Boptist
church in Greensboro, has been
employed as Bible teacher in
the Kings Mountoin schools.
The Alexander family hos oc
cupied a home on Sherwood
I Still to be appointed are fmr
members of the planning gituip
and a chairman. Mayor John
Henry Moss said ho would an
nounce his appointments within
a few days.
i The committee convened for
I an orientation sOvSsion at City
Hall and an enlightening picture
of what updating down! ^wn
could be in future years.
“These pretty little plans can
collect dust". Turner said, “or
you can do something with
Four specific studios of down
town Kings Mountain have been
completed, including a popula- i
tion study; a economy study: a I
land use analysis of Kings Moun- 1
tain; and a plan of lu>w the :
whole area will grow in 2d years. I
He used maps, charts, and slides |
to draw a picture of how the I
city looks now. how it could look I
Continued On Pago 8 1
nation ceremonies recently.
* Blanton repnrtcfl ro Officer
I Candidate School March Gtli iiv
\ IG weeks of military and aca
idoxic training in -Naval subjects.
' He will report for d’.ity to Phila-
j delpliia, Pa. for a ID week dam
age control ass-s:an!’s course.
! then Ue sialionc.i aboard the
i UvSS ridewater in .Norfolk. Va.
I During his iraining. Blanton
; hi'ld a stuitcnt n.fici as i-ompany
; Ue is a gradual’ uJ Easi Caro
lina college, lijving eaiaicd his
degree ki bu.-iinoss education.
King.s Mountain young ik'o-
ple of junior higli through col
lege age will gather for Youth
Night Friday at 7:30 p.ni. at
St. Matthew’s Lutheran C'hureh.
3’lit* program is sponsored by
St. Matthew’s youth with all
area young folk invited to par-
Dave .\ndorson. summer as-
sistan; at Lincolnton’s First
Presbyterian churcii. will fill
ttie pulpit at Sunday worship
seiN ices at 9:30 a.m. Di.xon
KMHS Pupils Get
Opening Day Guides
High scliool 'itudents are ask
ed to noi(‘ inslrucHons on en
tering tlu' new schoid building
August 26ih, oiMMiing day of
the 1965 ltd term. Principal
Harry JayiU's said lln.s week.
Mr. Jaynes said Htat seniors
are asked to enter the school
by the front door: juniors are
asked to <*Mter by the north on-
tiami' at tl)e bus lot; and sop-
homore.s and freshmen are
asked to enter at the south en
Mr. Jaynes notf‘(i that the
hell for th(' opening term will
ryig at 8;30 a.m. and that stu-
dentvS will receive printed in
structions as they enter for the
MINISTER —• Rev. James F.
' Graham will preach his first
sermon Sunday as the new
minister of Beihlcham Baptist
church. Mr. Graham comes to
Kings Mountain from Vale.
I New Pastorate
’ Rev. James F. Graham, pastoi i
i of Corintli Baptis: church at
! Vale lor nune that\ five years,'
' will as-^unu' new duties here
’ Sunday as pastor of Bethlehem
j Mr. Gialiam will pivacli at the
, morning worship .service at 11
1 A graduate of Da\ idson col-
' lege and Columbia Tln*oIogicaI
Seminary. Rev. Graliam was or
j dained to tlie ministry in 19.51
.'•'ince that time he has been ac-
Mivo in the Baptis: State Conven
lion and in the Theron Rankin
I Association at Vale whii h he has
j .served. 1
I Mrs. Graham is the former Ku- j
I nice Dellinger. The Graliams are
parents of two children. Mrs.
j (irady Faulk whose husband is
I pas'or of Stough Memorial Bap- '
I tist church in Pinoville, and a i
■son. Dr. James F. (haham, Jr., 1
! now serving his internship at '
Wilfoid Hail I'SAF Hospital at |
Lackland AKB in San Antonio.'
Texas. Dr. Graham is a graduate i
j of Wake Forest college and Bow- j
, man (Jray School of Medicine,
j His wife is the former Marion
BruckwcU of Winston Soienn
A record of 246 pints of blood
was c)llect(*<i Monday as 295
Kings Mountain area citizens
visited lh(‘ Red Cross bl(X)cL'ank [
at its initial visit, one of four i
scheduled this year.
Craftspun Yarns, a new mom- ‘
her of the 15 member industrial j
group of donors, led donors with I
54 employees donating blood, fol- j
lowed by Kings Mountain Mica i
Company, also a new member, !
with 29. Tiiird place lionorswent j
to Mauney Hosiery with 25 and
fourth place was held by Caro
lina Throwing. Massachusetts
Mohair Plush Company, and Sa
die Mills with IS doiiors each.
A total of 177 employees of in
dustrial firms visited the blood-
bank which processed donors
from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at
Kings Mountain Baptist ehurch.
Kings MounUun Mii’a Com
pany led the visit percentage-
wi.^e with 41.2 participation fol
lowed by Lamlvih Rope Corpor
ation with 23.1 and Carolina
Throwing with 20.6.
Other industrial donors were:
Foote Mineral. 14: Lamlxnh
Rope. 15; Mauney Mills. 3; Su
perior St me. 3; and Burlington,
There are als<» two scheduled
visits of the Charlotte regional
blood collecting unit to Grover
this fiscal year.
■Workmen were moving truck-
loads of furniture and classroom
equipment yesterday into the
new $1.1 million high school on
Phifer r jad and school officials
were anticipating the chore
vxould 1)0 corpleted this week
Friday, -new hi.gh school stu-
dcjiis who have ju.= r movetl into
the community, w^ll begin regis
tration at the new plant which
opens August 2Htn to LOCK) stu
Clas>. ooir.s are being moved
cn- at a I'me and '--even classes
were movwl Tue.-;day. The home
i\ nninic-' deparlrrcnt, agricui-
BOARD TC MEET
The Kings Mountain board of
education will meet Monday
night at 7:30 pm. in the super
intendent's office to make
plans for operation of Park
Grace school, to discuss four
teacher vacancies, all in the
elementary schools, and a
principalship still to be filled
at Bethware school and to for
mally approve o revise-J school
plan tc be forwarded to the De
partment of Health, Educotion
and Welfare in Washington, D.
C- The superintendent was
studying guide lines Wednes-
doy and sa'.d he would present
c new plan tc the board at
Monday night's meeting.
! turc department, science depart
ment and typing departments
! were being set up in the new
, building Monday, Tui^sday and
“We’ll definitely he through
by Monday”, Supt, B. N. Barnes
He noted that several loads of
new furniture have not y'et ar
rived and that several major
items, including installation of
natural ga.«? facilities and sewage
disposal lines, remain to be com
The City of Kings Mountain is
installing both gas and sewer
lines and Supt. Grady Yelton
promised that both the ,gas line
and sewa.ge disposal lino would
be ready' before the opening of
school two weeks away.
Architects Fred Van Wagenin-
gen and Tom Cothran have not
yet given final approval to the
building, but final acceptance is
expect^ by mid-August, Supt.
At the school area paving of
streets and parking area and
widening of Phifer road is under
way by the Slate Highway De
I W. Skollie Hunt. III. I loot! pro-
I gram chairman for the Kings
Mountain chapter of the Amort-
.can Red Cross, exprc.ssed himself
i as highly pleast^d with the rec
ord tum ult. He stated apprecia
tion to the largo number of vol-
' uniecr workers and to all donoi'S.
Purchase Ol Boats
i For Kings Mountain area
fishing enthusiasts, six new
boats have bec*n purchased by
the city and are now available
for fishermen at city lake.
.Mayor John H. Moss an
nounced the purchase of the
boat.s this week.
“Take advantage of our fish
ing facilities and enjoy them”,
the mayor said.
Kings Mountain police report-
txl two highway accidents during
the past week, the first occuring
Sunday. August 8, at 1:03 p.m. at
the intersection of East King
and Watlei'son Streets.
P()lic*e reported that a 1963
Old.sxohile. driven by Robert
Gold Hamrick, 3S, of Hampton,
Virginia, stopped at the red light
on East King and was struck in
the rear by a 1960 model Chev-
rol(*t driven by Gwendolyn Baker
I Hollingsworth. 57. of Knoxwille,
1 Tennessee Damage to the Olds-
; mobile was estimated at $100.
j and da.^age to the Chevrolet
I was estimated at $150.
Mrs. Hillingsworth was charg-
!ed with following too closely by
i investigating officers Wayne
i Russell and Lemuel Beattie.
The second accident occurred
.Tuesday. August 19. around 2:3S
I p.m. on ^ttleground Road.
, Charles Junior Oliver, 37. of S31
'Church Street was charged with
following too closely following
’the accident involving his 1961
' Pontiac and a 1960 Ford driven
•by George Eugene Warren of
[Gaffney, S. C.
•Warren had stopped in a traf
fic lane when struck in the rear
by Oliver’s vehicle. Damage to
the Pontiac was estimated at
$140 to the front and damage to
the rear of the Ford was import
ed at $70,
Officers Bob Hayes and B. P.
Mrs. Conrad Hughes remains
a patient in Divine Savior hos
pital in York. S. C.. where she
was admitted nine weeks ago
for severe leg injuries sustain
ed in a wreck.