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VOL. 76 No. 33
EstobiisSed 1889
Kings Mountoin's Reliable Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, August 19, 1965
Today |
Seventy-Sixth Year
Humphrey May Be Battle Anniversary Speaker
Industrial Park Plans Are Completed
400-Acre Tract
Is Under Option
^or Development
Arrangements were completed
Wt'dnesday for a •iOO-acre Kings
Moirniain industrial park in
northeast Kings Mountain.
Tiie tract spills over into Gas
ton county.
Cincurrently, it was announc
ed that J. E. Herndon Company,
largtdy destroyed by fire several
weeks ago, will re:uild in the
park and become its first resi
It was also announcetl that
four more firms are contemplat
ing locating in the park.
The approximately 400 acres
include 13 tracts, ten owned by
the R. L. Lewis Estate, and three
t)V J. K Herndon. Jr., and Wil
liam Herndon. Tne owners have
granted a five-year option on the
a ggregate tract to Kings Moun
tain Industrial Park, Inc., a non
profit, non stock corporation, of
which officers are George Lewis,
of Bessemer City. William Hern
don, Senator Jack White and
Mayor John Henry Moss stated of the corporation is to
promote industrial growth in
the Kings Mountain arca.
Provisions of the option agree
ment include;
li A maximum per-aere price
on sale of any tract.
2i Agreanent by the Herndons
to install a 14-jneh water line,
^vilh fees from future tenants to
^^imburse them for the original
3» Granting of the City of
Kings Mountain exclusive right
to sell natural gas in the park.
1) Agreement for the City of
Kings Mountain to limit amount
of water consumption.
Mayor Moss termed the water
consumption limit a hedge a-
gainst a general water shortage
due to industrial usage. He not
e<! that the tract area will be
served by facilities and utilities
necessary to many industries, in
cluding natural gas, electric
pf)wer, water with proptn* pres
sure, a imajor railway and high
Continued On Page a
Harold Phillips
To Chairman
Harold Phillips, member of a
.yarn brokerage firm Radcliffe &
Company and a former city com
missioner will serve as chairman
of a 2.5-member mayoral indus
try-seeking committee for the
Kings Mountain area.
GRADUATE — Mrs. Lossie
Lynch Kincaid was graduated
Saturday with B. S. degree
from Winthrop college and has
accepted a teaching position in
ANNOUNCE DETAILS ON NEW INDUSTRIAL PARK ~ Owners of Kings Mountain Industrial Pork,
Inc., new non-profit, non-stock corporation making a 400-acre tract avoilable for industrial de
velopment of the Kings Mountain area, are pictured with Mayor John Henry Moss as they an
nounce details concerning the park. Left to right are George Lewis, Mayor Moss. William Herndon
and J. E. Herndon, Jr. The Herndon Brothers annotmeed they will rebuild fire-gutted J. E. Hern
don Company in the new park. (Herald photo by Bill Jackson).
Mayor John Henry Moss nam- i
members Wednesday afternoon !
at a press c‘onfercnce at which |
organization of Kings Mountain j
Industrial Park, Inc., was also t mm^ , ■
announced. IlIrS. KUlCdlCl
F. Scan* Morrison, of Associated
Sales, Inc., and Charles F. Mau-
ncy, general manager of Mau-
ney Hosiery Company and Caro
lina Throwing Company were
named vice-chairmen.
Other members are Dorus L.
Bennett. Ben T. Goforth, Eugene
Timms, John Billing, George W.
Receives Degree
Mrs. Lossie Lynch Kincaid,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hay-
w Hxl E. Lynch of Kings Moun
tain, was gra<luatod Saturday
in elt*mentarv educa-
Mauney, Carl Finger, Grady
Howard Warren E. Reynolds,
Robert E. Hambright (for Grover, ■ ** *-*
Robert Lowe, J. Wilson Crawford,
Paul A. Lancaster. Leroy Blanton,
Rev. M. L. Campbell, Thomas L.
Trott, Robert O. Southwell, John
Blanton To Head
Pharmacy Group
Plonk Heads
Downtown Group
John O. Plonk. Jr.. Kings
Mo’jnlain merchant, has been
named chairman of the mayoral
committee on downtown im
Mayor John H. Moss iT.ado the
announcement yesterday after
completing formation of a 21-
member committee named at the
request of tho Kings Mountain
rionning Board.
Other new members of the
S mi.riltee at*e Mrs. C. E. War
Ik. Miss Helen Hay, T. W.
layson and Wendell Phifer.
First meeting of the full
group will be held August 26 at
s p.rn. at City Hall, a second ori
entation session with community
planning consultants Jerry Turn
er and Charles Sellers from the
p{*parlment of Conservation and
Development. Sixteen members
of the grouu met for an initial
orientation session August 5.
Other (members of tho commit
tee are Clyde Whetstine, Charles
E. Dixon. Bill Brown, W. S. Ful
ton. Jr., William Herndon, Paul
McGinnis, Lewis Dellinger. Hay-
wo id E. Lynch, George B. Thom-
asson, B. S. Peeler. Jr„ Carl F.
Mamiey. Charles Blanton, El
more Alexander, Dan Finger.
Ben H. Bridges, and Glee K.
“The work of this committee
should ' e very important to tho
future welfare of Kings Moun
tain”. Mayor Moss said.
“There are particularly im
portant areas in which the com
mittee will bo interested, among
them appearance and facilities
of business buildings, parking
acc::nimodations, and traffic
“All the appointees have as-
Mired me both of their willing
ness to serve and of much in
terest in the work of the commit-
Mayor Moss concluded^
Kings Mountain, Mr. Plonk
^ the son of Mrs. John O. Plonk.
Sr. and the late Mr. Plonk. Edu
cated in the Kings Mountain
schools and at the University of
iNorth Carolina, he is general
PRESIDENT — Charles D.
Blanton* Jr.* hos been elected
president of the North Carolina
Pharmoceutical Associotion for
School Opens
Week Hence
School bells will ring for an
estimated 4,591 Kings Mountain
area pupils at nine plants of the
district the morning of August
Meantime, school principals
and office staffs at the various
schools reported to work last
Friday. Teachers are to report
Tuesday, Orientation Day for
students is August 26 and first
lull day of school is Friday, Au
gust 27.
With school opening only a
week away, school board mem-
b<?rs were faced Monday night
with several problems, among
1) Faculty positions still to bo
filled include the Park Grace
.school principalship as former
Principal Evans J. Evans has
been assigned principal at Beth-
ware school. Former Bethware
Principal R. J. Franklin has mov
ed to the Junior high .school now
located in the Central school
2) Fourteen new teachers were
elected this week, but there are
several more vacancies in the
elementary schools.
3) Pupil-shy Park Grace school,
where 144 pupils are assigned,
will be a six-teacher school this
Continued On Page 6
Kings Mountain
Man President
For 1966-67
Charles D. Blanton, Jr., Kings
’ Mountain pharmacist, has been
elected president of the North
Carolina Pharmaceutical Associ
ation for 1966-67 and will be in
stalled at the association's an
nual convention in Asheville
June 12-, -1, 1966
Other officei's-clect, who were
chosen in mail balloting which
has teen undenvay for the past
30 days, are S. D. Griffin Jr. of
Burlington, first vice-president;
James L. Creech of Smithfiold,
second vice-president; Earl H.
Tate of Lenoir, third vice-presi
dent; and W. T. Boone, current
ly serving as president of the
Pharmaceutical Association, mem
her of the executive committee
for a 3-year term.
W, J. Smith of Chapel Hill
continues as executive secretary
and managing editor of The
Carolina Journal of Pharmac>".
Harold V. Day of Spruce Pine
will be i*ecommcnded by the As
sociation for appointment to suc
ceed himself as a member of the
Stale Boaixl of Pharmacy.
Wade A. Gilliam of Winston-
Sala.m, Jesse M. Pike of Concord,
W. Dorsey Welch of Washington,
and W. Latham West of Rose-
boro were elected directors of
the N. C. Pharmaceutical Re
search Foiuidation.
Blanton is a graduate of the
School of Pharmacy, University
of North Carolina, and is a part
ner in tho operation of the Kings
Mountain Drug Co.
He is past president of the
Kings Mountain Merchants As
sociation and Chamber of Com
merce, In 1960 the Kings Moun
tain Jayivcs awarded him the
Distinguished Service Award and
two years later he was fealure<l
in the Saturday Evening Post as
one of the nation’s loading young
His father served as president
of tho NCPhA in 1957-58. He es
tablished the pharmacy of which
his son is now co-owner. Mrs.
Charles Blanton is president of
the Woman’s Auxiliary of the
NCPhA. She will conclude her
term of office they day her hus
band is installed as head of the
Results of the mail ballot elec*
Continued On Page 6
Cheshire, Jr., Hubert McGinnis,
Tommy Yarbrough, C. E. Noisier •
HI. William White and Charles :
A. Neksler. j
Attending the Wednesday afl-1
ernoon press gathering were Mr. ‘
Phillips and officers of the new-'
ly-formed Kings Mountain In- '
du.strial Park, Inc. :
Chairman Phillips said the I
purpose of his committee is to |
obtain industrial prospects for j
the Kings Mountain area. He al- I
so announced his committ<*e i
Mrs. Kincaid will teach fifth
grade at Park Road Elementary
school in Charlotte the (.*aming
school term.
Mrs. Kincaid an<l her daugh
ter, Jane Eli/.ac(4h Kincaid, will
live in Charlotte.
Mrs. Alexander
At Country Club
Support Bid
I To Humphrey
I Vice President Hubert Humph-
I ivy may make the principal ad-
I dress at this October's 1,'^lh an-
nivei'sary of the Battle of Kings
Mayor John Henry Moss, in
announcing the invitation Wed
nesday, said Senator Sam Er\in
(D-NC) of North Carolina, is
sei*ving as chairman of a two-
state, bi-partisan area congres
sional committee joining in sup
port of the invitation to Kings
He added that the effort to
bring the Vice-Pivsident to Kings
Mountain for the annual cele
bration has the enthusiastic sup-
i port of the North and South
Carolina Democratic chairman.
, J. Melville Broughton. Jr., of
Raleigh, and Yancy McL(M>d, of
Mayor Moss said the nine-
member Congiessional group,
with whom he has discussed the
invitation by telephone and by
letter, have Ixvn uniformly en
thusiastic and coopoj-ative con
cerning the proposal.
According to tentative plans, a
parade in Vice-President Ilumph-
rey's honor would be held in
! Kings Mountain, with the ad-
I dress to be made at Kings Moun
tain National Military Park.
I Should he accept the invita
tion, the Vice-President would be
! the first pei'son of nation-wide
1 prominence to sp(»ak at the bat
tleground since President Herb
ert Hoover spoke at the sesqui-
centennial in 1930.
Text of the Mayor’s letter to
the Vice-President follows:
Other North and South Caro-
i lina Congres.^men on the invita-
i tion committee are Senators Ev-
dent of the United Stotes Hu
bert Humphrey may moke the
principal address at October's
185th anniversary of the Battle
of Kings Mountain.
GRADUATE — Franklin Deon
received his degree in com
mencement exercises Tuesday
night from Appalachian State
Teacher's college.
Franklin Dean
ASTC Graduate
Franklin Dean, son of Mrs.
Amos F. Dean of Kings Moun
tain and the late Mr Dean, re
ceived his B.S. in business ad
ministration TTiesday night from
Appalachian State Teacher’s col
lege at Boone.
Dean has accepted a position
as distributive education instruc
tor in Pinehurst for the coming
school tcm.
iLieutonant Governor Robert
Scott addressed the graduating
class of 396 students at com
mencement e.xcrcises in the au-
ditoriu.-n of the Health and Phy
sical Education Building.
At ASTC. Dean was a member
of the golf team.
erett Jordan. iD-NC) , Strom
Mrs. Ross Alexander will be- Thui*mond (R-SC). and Donald
come acting caterer at Kings Russell ID-SC). and Representa-
would convene at City Hall Tucs- ! Mountain Country Club Friday, j rives Basil L. Whitener (D-NCt,
Department of Conservation and
Development. He added the state
department’s Vice-Chairman Pat
Spangler, of Shelby, is expected
to attend. | Mrs. Alexander and her late
In answer to questions from | husband managed the club sev-
news media representatives, ; eral years ago.
Mayor Moss said: j
1) P'our current prospt*cts for! Announcement was made by J
the industrial park include
^Ollie Harris, chairman of the
chemical firm, two knitting ' committee, which is seek-
firms, and a garment industry t ^^5 employ a new manage-
with prospective employment for | ment team,
more than 400 persons.
2) Counties should likely begin
I consideration to water supply,
j 3) The industrial park group
■ will be st'Iective in industry
seeking in order not to over
burden unduly its present water
4) Industrial training is en
visioned, alone or with “any co
operative group'* where coopera
tive action would prove bene
ficial to this area.
5) (On question of whether
Kings Mountain has public fa
cilities to major industrial and
population expansion) “We have
the facilities, recreational, edu
cational, residential and religi
ous, to serve a growing popula
6) Plats of park property and
provisions of the agr(*enient w’ill
be made available to the state
C&D department and with area
7) He envisions other indus
trial parks surrounding the area.
Mrs. Bill Mauldin early in thOjXorth Carolina, South Carolina.
'Virginia, Georgia and Tennessee
' will be invited to attend if the
I Vic(* Pr(*sident accepts.
\ “I take considerable pleasure
in extending to you an invitation
to-rrake the principal addi-ess at
the onc-hundred-eighty-fifth an
niversary celebration of the Bat
tle of Kinss Mountain on Octo
ber 7, 1965. One of the most im
portant Revolutionary War hat-
j ties. Thomas Jefferson regarded
• it fiu'ning the tide of victoo* for
I the Colonies.
I “1 write you on behalf of the
iCity of Kings Mountain, Kings
I Mountain Chamber of Com-
I merce, Kings Mountain Mer-
Miss Watterson
On Herald Staff
Miss Lynda Watterson, high
school senior and daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Erskine Watterson,
has joined the staff of the Her
ald as part-time clerk-reporter,
according to announcement by
Martin Harmon, publisher.
Miss Watterson. who assum
ed her new^ duties Monday, suc
ceeds Miss Helen Owens, part-
time employee the past year. A
1965 graduate of Kings Mountain
high school, Miss Ow'ons expects
to enter Greenville, S. C. beauty
school next month.
Miss Owens completed her du
ties with the Herald Wednesday.
Rev. Charles W. Easley has
returned from his vacation and
will fill the pulpit at Sunday
services at 10 a.m. at St Mat
thew's Lutheran church. The
Sunday School hour is al 8:45.
Baptist Cancel
Open House Plans
Kings Mountain Baptist
church has cancelled open
house set for Sunday in honor
of Rev. and Mrs. .Marion Du-
Rev. Mr. DuBose was admitt
ed to Kings Mountain hospital
a week ago Sunday for treat
ment of a heart condition.
Church members reported his
wndition improving. He was a
patient for two da.vs at a Char
lotte hospital w^here a PaiT-
maker machine was used and
he was brought back to the
hospital here.
Members said Mr. DuBose did
not suffer a heart attack but
had become ill following a ser
mon that evening.
Mr. DuBose has resigned his
pastorate here to accept the
pastorate of a Gloucester, Va.,
Baptist church.
chants Association, the city’s
civic clubs, fraternal and vete
rans’ organizations, eleven area
chapters of the Daughters of the
Americ'an Revolution, as well as
similar groups in adjacent North
Carolina and South ciarolina
"Should your schedule preclude
acceptance for Detober 7th. wo
would be most happy to have
you on subsequent da>'S. either
'October Sih, 9th. or 10th.
i “The late President Herbert
' IToovor was the most recent
: Battle Anniv’ei'sary speaker of
nationwide priminence, he ha\-
i ing spoken to 50,000 persons at
the sesqmi-centennial in 1930.
“Our plans for the upcoming
celebration are regional in na
ture, particularly North Carolina
Continued On Page S
42 Reassigned
From West School
Superintendent B. N. Barnes
reported employment of an ad
ditional new^ faculty member
Wednesday, continuixi existence
of several vacancies particular
ly at seventh and eighth grade
level, but added confidence v’ast
j majority, if not all, of tho ya-
I cancies will be filled by opening
“Majority of the principals
needing teachers tell me they are
virtually ready to make recom-
I mendations for filling the va
cancies.” he commented.
Mr. Barnes said he is inter
viewing a Park Grace principal
prospect Thursday.
Meantime, the board of edu
cation Monday night i-e-assigned,
on basis of second choice of
school, 42 pupils who had listed
West school as first choice. Most
were re-assigned to Bethware
and Park Grace, the re-assign-
ments re - balancing over - load
problem at W'est. If pai'ents of
these children object to the re-
assignments, they have ten days
from receipt of letter to object
in writing to the board of educa
I Supt. Barnes pointed out the
board of education did not act
Monday night on
1) Transfers asked in the le
gal lO-day limit following the
original assignments last spring,
2) Assignment requests for pu
pils of new citizens of Kings
“Action will be taken w'e hope
before school opens, if not, very
shortly thereafter," Supt. Barnes
Supt. Baimcs will address all
district faculty members at a
general teacher's meeting Tues
day moming at 9 a.m. at Cen
tral school auditorium.
High School To Have "New" Pains;
It May Be Boxed Lunches Awhile
Compliance Plan
Amended Again
The board of education Friday
night amended its school compli
ance plan designed to meet the
i^quirements of the 196-1 civil
rights act and instructed Supt.
B. N_ Barnes to resubmit tho
plan to the Department of
Health, Education and Welfare
in Washington, D. C.
Deleting the last sentence in
Item IV of its freedom of choice
plan was the major change.
The now pupil assignment pol
icy is designed to comply with
'Fitle VI of the 1961 civil rights
act which requires that race be
no criteria on the assignment to
school of any pupil.
It forbids segregation because
of race, creed or color.
In Item IV the board declares,
'Tt is the intention of the board
to develop a policy w'hereby staff ing ordered and until installed i classrooms will be equipped with
and professional personnel will | will dictate a split assembly sit- desks considered fully depreciat-
be employed on the basis of I uation, in the cafeteria, with two j ed—^d to be replaced with
Continued On Page 6 I grades being accommodated at I Continued On Page i
Kings Mountain’s new $1.5
million district high school opens
a week hence willi a complete
46-mcmbcr faculty, but with
some monmontary equipment
shortages tliat will prove in
convenient, but hardly disas
Principal Harry Jaynes wnim-
erated them Wednesday after
1) Cafeteria equipment is tar
dy and, until it arrives, Principal
JajTics evisions the 999 students
expected, as well as faculty
members, to be treated to box
2) Bleacher scats for the g>'m-
nasium-auditorium are just be-
0110 time. Meantime, the inter-
oommunic*ations system will bo
employed, and pop rallies will be
3) Science laboratoiy equip
ment isn’t due until September
11. Here the Principal envisions
a “crash " course on the books,
then a pickiup on the lab work
\) The massive and handsome
libraiy (workmen were install
ing thick carpet in the library
Wednesday) will bo missing
some furniture and will proba
bly open a week late. However,
said Mr. Jajmes, this would have
been the situation any’^vay due
to the moving and relocation of
5) About one-third of the
Optimists Plan
Flag Promotion
Kings Mountain streets will
soon have a new look, result of
a ncw» project recently adopted
by the Kings Mountain Optimist
ciub, (?o-chairmen Bob Hurlbut
and Joe B. Cornwell report.
The project has a thiw-fold
purpose, according to tlie chair
men, to beautify tho city, pro
vide funds for boys w^ork activi
ties, and afford the dowmiown
merchants a opportunity “to
participate in making ours a
much better looking city.”
Club members will supply the
merchants and individuals with
a flag service to display the flag
of the United States of Atmorica
in front of the business establish
ments on 12 significant days of
the year.
Several merchants have al
ready agreed to use this service,
realizing the entire city shall
bnefit, the Rotarians say.
This project is w holcheartcxlly
endorsed by Mayor John H.
Moss. Rotary officials note.
Rotarians said that many flags
W’ill bo displayed on Labor Day
and that plans are for the city
streets lo be lined with flags
“all the Way" during Mountain
eer Days in October.
Kings Mountain Lions will
gather Tuesday night for reg
ular meeting at 7 p.m. at the
'Woman’s dub. Rev. Bob Ha-
ten is program ohairaxaiL

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