Greater tSngs Mountain 10,320
City Limits 8,008
This figure for Greater Kings Mountoln *s derived from
the 1965 Kings Mountain city directory census. The city
limits figure is from the United States census of 1960.
VOL. 76 No. 35
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, September 2, 1965
PRICE TEN CENT'
Governor s Wife
Is Rally Speaker
SFi:AKi:R — Mrs. Dan K.
Moore, wife ol the North Coro*
lina Governor, will speak at
the 10th Congressional District
women's club meeting Wednes*
day in Shelby.
Bon Carponlcr, for the past 12
year.^ Cleveland County Welfare
Di'partment direetor. has resign
ed his position to boc'omc a dis
trict supervisor with the Slate
Board of Public Welfare.
Carpenter won the ire of nu
merous Kings Mountain ciDzens
during 19(14 when the welfare
branch office here was closed.
Carpenter will a.ssume his new
duties Oct. 18. He will supervise
welfare department activities in
a nine-county area west of Ashe
ville, but will maintain his Shel-
Carpenter’s resignation in
Cleveland County i.s effective
ftui Smith, presently .supervisor
of the Cleveland County Welfare
Department, will become interim
director at that time, p.'nding the
appointment of a new director by
Die Cleveland County Board of
Public Welfare. Smifii joinf'd the
department in 19.o9 as a case
worlcer, subsL'quenlly became
part-time supervisor and in 19(J2
was named full-time supervisor
of the department.
Welfare Board Chairman L. T.
WSrliek of Polkville announced
Diat the hoard accoiited Carpen
ters resignation "wiih regret”.
H(‘ commended Carpenter "for
outstanding woik accimplislied
in Cleveland Cou.Uy during Die
last 12 years" and wi.'^hed him
success in his new position.
Noitli Carolina’s First Lady,
di-s. Dnn K. Moore, will be a
pecial guest and featured speak
er at the 10th Congressional Dis
rict Democratic women’s clu
neeting Wednesday, Sept. 8 in
Democratic men and womer^
ire expected to attend fror
Cleveland, Avery, Burke, Ca-
awba, Gaston, Mitchell and Ru-
herford counties The meeting
vill feature a 6:30 D..m. recep
ion and dinner at Shelby Elks
"Vistas In An Expanding
World" will be the theme of the
gathering, w'hich will mark the
local observance of National
Democratic Women's Day.
Mrs. Moore will visit as part
of her plan to make a personal
appearance in each of the stateV
congrei^ional districts. She is
the first governor’s wife to make
such a statewide tour.
The Cleveland County Wom
en's Democratic Club will be
host for the meeting. Miss Sadie
Lutz and Mi's. Robert Morgan,
b.-)!}! of Shelby, are co-chain.T)en
in charge of arrangements
Tickets are $3 each and may
be secured by writing Mrs. Paris
Yelton, 312 Belvedere, Shelby, N.
C. Reservation deadline is Sept.
Mrs. W’arren Gamble. Shel’cy.
is president of the Cleveland
County Women’s Democratic
Mrs. Jack White and Mrs. Bob
Cox of Kings Mountain are on
the decoratio-ns committee for the
meeting. Mrs, F. A. McDaniel.
, Jr., alsiy of Kings Moxmtain,
heads the menu committee.
City And County
Tax Take Heavy
As anticipated, county and
city tax collectors did a lotshing
j bu- iness during the long weekend
ending'Puesday, as citizens made
Schools Of KM District Enroll 4260
TO NEW JERSEY — Thomas L.
Kesler, consulting geologist
Wednesday assumed duties of
chief geologist for Minerals S
Chemicals Philipp Corporation*
of New Jersey.
Thrimas Kesler, of Kings
Mountain, has joined Mineral &
Chemicals Phillip Corporation
of ?.Ien]o Park, \. J., as chief
geologist, it has been anncancec
y A, C. Tidd, Jr., vice-president
Mr. Kesler. a Kings Mountain
eitizen for the past 12 years
came to Kings Mountain as chief
geologist for Foote Mineral Com
pany in 19.^3, since 1962 has beer
a consulting geologist, serving
Foote, and other firms, as well
as Mineral & Chemicals Phillip
for w'hich he assumed full duties
A Salisbuiy native, Mr. Kesler
was graduated from the Univers
ity of North Carolina in 1929 He
was with the United State Geo
logical Survey (Interior Depart
ment! for ten years, then be-
eairre chief geologist for United
States Steel Corporation before
joining Foote Mineral.
The Keslers will make their
home in Plainfield, N. J. and ex
pect to move there about Sep
The Keslers are members ;of
First Presbyterian church.
They have a son and daugh
ter, Steven Kesler, Palo Alto.
Calif., now obtaining a doctorate
It Stanford University, and Mrs.
Susan Porter, of Raleigh
SCHOOL SCENE Kathy Plonk pours tea for Donna Crawfoxd,
left above, and Vanilla Parker, right, as students began classes
in home economics ot Rings Mountain high school Friday. The
brand new quarters give ample room for sewing, cooking and
hememaking activities for high school young women. In the
photograph ct right Boyce Teseniar points out a new public ad
dress system installed in the S1.5 million high school plant as
Bill Whiteside locks on. (Herald Photos by Bill Jackson).
last minute trips to tax offices to
I obtain maxii.r'um discounts
; 1965 accounts.
To Be Thursday
Funeral rites for Joseph Lcan-
fior Knox. 31. of Clover, S. C.,
hrothor of Mrs. Hubert Ader-
holdt of Kings Mountai-n, will i .o
lu'Id Thursday at 4 pj.m. from
Ihc Chapel of .M. L. Ford &
Sons Funeral Home of Clover, S.
C.. interment fallowing in Wood-
*^Kev. A. N, Littlejohn, assist
ed hy Row Joe Sowell, will of-
n. iatc at the final rites.
Mr. Knox was found dead in
Ids car parked on South ('aro-
lina Highway 5 Wednesday about
noon. York Coimtv Sheriff’s De
partment and York County Coro
ner A. Y. Lcsslic ruled the death
a i^uicide. They said their invc.s-
tiigation revealed a hose had been
run from the exhaust pipe of
Knox’s automobile into a window
of the car.
ODier survivors include his
parents. John J. and Viola Mc-
Cobl) Knox; three sons. Joseph
Knox. Jr.. Johnny Knox and
William A. Knox, all of the
home; one daughter, Evel,vn
Anne Knox of the home; thixie
brothers, John J. Knox, Jr. of
Charlotte, George W. and Jacob
R. Knox, both of Clover; and
two additional sisters, Mrs. J. C.
Brakcfield of Clover, S. C., and
Mrs. W B. Love. Jr. of McCon
nells, S. C.
Stores To Close
Labor Day Monday
Kings Mountain retail mer
chants will observe the Labor
Day holiday Monday, Septem
ber 6th. directors of the asso
ciation voted Frida.v.
^ Store.s will U' closed all day,
Virtually all downtown mer
chants will close, with excep
tion of drug stores and service
In R. S. Gidney’s county office,
where $1,237,0(10 had already
, been counted Wednesday morn
I ing. officials were still opening
j mail payments which Mr. Gid-
; ney guessed would up the pre
payment total to $1,300,000 or
more. The total levy is estimat
ed at $3,000,000.
Mr. Gidney said September
pie-payment logged during sev
eral consecutive years.
It was the same way at City
Hall, where $lS,(XX)-plus in col
lections through last Wednesday
escalated to $47,270. or approxi-
j mately 30 percent of the budget-
esiirrated collection for the year
I Neither office yet has total
' levy figures, as several valua
tions are, by law, supplied ihy the
State Board of Assessment.
Those to pre-pay tax bills dur
ing September qualify for a one
Some pupils wishing transfers
to other schools were granted
transfers early this week.
Superintendent B. N. Barnes
said factors in the transfers
were grade loads and the federal
civil rights law.
“Transfer requests weie hon
ored where the reqiM?st did not
involve race, creed, color or na
tional origin of the pupil, and
where the transfers did not cre
ate overloads,” Supt. Barnes
Approvals included some pu
pils who changed their minds
and asked re assignment after
assignments were made by the
board of education last spring
and others included those w’ho
had changed residences to differ
ent areas of the district since
school ended last May.
Some were transferred for
health reas-ons (whore transpor
tation was particularly neede<l),
some to put all of one family in
the same school, and a few who
asked school assignment on im
pression Park Grace would not
Hnman Relations Committee Sets
Hist Meeting; Commitiees Named
Initial meeting of the Kings
Mountain Human Relations wm*
mitleo will be held Monday night
at 7:30 p.m. in the courtroom' of
City Hall, Chairman Paul Aus-
ley announced this week.
Dr. Ausley noted the new may-
oral committee will meet the
first Monday night in each
month. Mayor John Henry Moss
will address the first meeting.
Chairmen and members of five
sub-co*:t5mittees will include:
Education: Joe Hodden, chair
man; William Orr and Mrs. W.
Living facilities and environ
ment: Sandro Blalock, chairman;
Donald Parker, and Jonas
Public facilities: Bill Brown,
chairman; George R. EXiwards
and George P. DcBruIe.
J olb opportunities: Charles
Mauney, chairman; Mrs. F. A.
McDaniel, Jr. and Rev. S. T.
Human relations and religion:
Paul Howard, chairman; Leon
ard Smith and Junious Haywood.
Dr Ausley noted that do mem
ber shall serve longer than three
years and cannot succeed him
self without Ix?ing off the com
mittee at least one year. There
shall be three classes of mem-
brs, the chairman noted, with a
new clavss appointed each year by
the mayor. Fiscal year will begin
JiUly 1 and end on June BOlh to
coincide with the policies of city
Dr. Ausley continued, "This
committee is vital to our com
munity life and in order to func
tion properly, all (members are
asked to attend regularly. In the
event a member does not attend
regularly, the mayor will replace
such a member at his discretion."
The Presbyterian minister add
ed, "Members of this committee
are giving of their time, interest
•and ability to promote tht wel
fare of our community and de
velop it to the extent that it will
bo a place where people live to
gether in harmony, understand-
inig and cooperation. The re
sponsibility allocated to this com
mittee is tremendous, and we S'O-
licit your help, cooperation and
prayers that we might do what
is best for all without regard to
race, class or creed".
SPEAKER —• Carolinas District
Kiwanis Governor T. Oregon
Lawton of Greenville, S. C., will
address Kings Mountain Ki-
wanians Thursday night as the
civic club honors 19 members
for longtime service.
Lawton To Speak
At Awaids Night
T. Oicgon Lawton of Green
ville, S. C, governor of the Car
olinas District of Kiwanis Inter
national, will make the address
at Thursday night’s Kiwanis club
meeting at 6:45 p.m. at the Wom
The civic club will honor 19
members for long-ticro service
as it holds a Legion of Honor a-
Awards will Ix' made by Gov
Mr. Lawton, a wholesale lum
berman, joined the Greenville
Kiwanis club in 1952 and has
held every office except secre
tary. A native of Greenville, he
attended the Greenville city
schools and North Greenville
Junior college. He has attended
five district Kiwanis conventions
and two international conven
Married to the former Alice
Hall of Greenville, the Lawtons
are parents of a daughter, Gin
ger, ago 19. They are memi'ers
of Greenville’s Augusta Road
Funeral rites for L. H.
Fraley, 73, of Big Stone Gap,
Va., father of Mi’s. Kelly Bunch
■of Kings Mountain, were held
Monday at 2 p.m. from Mountain
View Baptist church of Pattons-
ville, Va., masonic riles and bur
ial following in the family ceme
Mr Fraley, retired building
contractor, died Saturday morn
ing at 8 o’clock following illness
of thi'ee months.
Rev. Clinton Greene, pastor of
St. Charles. Va. First Baptist
church, officiated at the final
Other survivors include his
wife; two sons, James M. Fraley
of Phoenix, Ariz. and Arnold
Continued 0?i Page 8
As Air Moves,
Any person involved in moving
from one residence to anothei
will ce quick to say, "It am I
But changing -residences i?
I child's play compared to moving
into a new high school, s.ay
Harry Jaynes, high school prin
cipal. who. now, has done both.
Item: The movinig chore par
od 14 pounds from Principal
Jaynes’ ample frame. ".So-re
times." he said, “I was too tiret
Meantime, the high schoo’
plant is still equipment-shy, a-
waiting shipments from manu
facturers and suppliers.
And the electrical contractor
failed to connect the wiies to the
hot water supply for the gym
The 1007 pupils, however, are
managing to survive quite well
on a lunch of sandwich()s and
imilk, and the band members arc
concentrating on marching and
other drills while they await
chairs for the band room. (The
manufacturer claims shipment
has bc^n made and the carrier
has fouled up.)
There are now cliaii’s for all,
though pupil population is great
er than was expectiMi.
School opened to humid, high-
register August heat. It proved
the air-movement cooling s.vstom
hadn’t beim connected either. It
has been now.
And the intor-comimunication
system is now’ in action.
‘Tt’ll soon work out," Mr.
Mrs. Kesler s
Funeral rito.s for Jesse Calvin
Menges. 85, of Hanover, Pa.,
father of Mrs. Thomas Kesler, of
Kings Mountain, w’ore held Sat
urday in New Hanover at Trinity
United Church of Christ.
Mr. Menges, a retired farmer,
died August 26 at Hanover Gen
eral hospital. He had been a pa
tient for a week. Death was at
tributed to a heart ailment.
He had served the Trinity
United Church of Christ on the
consistory for 25 years.
Other survivors are his w’ife,
Mrs. Alice Margaret Easley
Menges; another daughter. Mrs.
Albert Stetter, Burbank, Calif.; a
son, CJJyde J. Menges, Hanover.
Pa.: a sister, Mrs. Lucy Reigle,
MeSherrystown, Pa.; and five
Burial was in Ml. Olivet ceme
GRADUATE — Dottie Gibbons,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P.
Gibbons of Kings Mountain,
was graduated Sunday from
Gaston Mcmoriol Hospital
School ot Nursing and will join
the nursing staff of Gaston
Memorial hospital Sept. 22.
Miss Gibbons has completed
three years of training.
TO INSTALL OFFICERS
Now officers of the Future
Homemakers of America chap
ter of Kings Mountain high
school will be in.slalled Thurs
day night at 7 p.m. in the home
economics department of the
high school. Martha Herndon
To Come Here
By MARTIN HARMON
Vice-President Hubert Humph
rey’s admi.ii.^fralive assistant.
\ViJJie--r Conrul], wrote Ma\or
J )hn ilt'nry Mos^ Iasi wei'k say
ing the ViccPiesidi*ni ha:! [irio!-
.i>inmittm< whicii, ri _icifu]-
.y, would pnwenr Mr. Ilumpli-
cy’s Visiting Kings .Mmniain
iiul the ?,'alional Military Paik
in October 7.
Tlie letter wa.s re'.-cived Friday.
As late a< \V(dn<'sdny after-
'loon, hc'wover. Mayor .M .'till
\mained lu»i'etul the Vi Presi-
tient would bo able to revise his
x'hedule and rome hero f')i' the
ls5th anniversary lelobration of
the Hat h* of Kmgs Mouniain.
‘ On the advice of a number of
those suppoinng the invitation to
he Vice-i^re.-iidenc and on my
fei'ling oe:sun<d]y. 1 Iiave asked
the Go\crno]-s of Xoith Carolina
and South Carolina t)
Mr. Humphrey again, pei-sonal-
ly. to encourage him to vary his
schedule D' at all possible and to
make the principal address at the
forthco.Ting cclo ration.
' "If he remains unable to come
[here, an invitation will be o.x-
■tended within ihe next few days
I to another personage of nation-
I wide prominence."
I Meantime, the Mayor added,
iplan-' for the cidebration are go-
j ing forward. The celebration will
j cover the weekend Octolx'r 7-10.
i McDANIEL REUNION
I Tlie annual Jolin Hoyle M<‘-
; Daniel j’eiinion vvill be held
' Sunday. September 19. at 1 p.
* m. at Bethlehem Fedlowship
j Center. Picnic dinner will be
! spread ami all relatives and
! friends are invitixl t i attend.
Commission - Judge Impasse Ends;
Charles Wray Is New Solicitor
Charles W. Wray, Jr., of Shelby,
who recently suci*esslully under
went state bar examinations, wa.s
sworn as solicitor of Cleveland
County Recorder’s Court Wednes
Wray’s appointment ended an
impasse of sevi'ral weeks be
tween the board of county com
missioners and Recorder Judge
Joe Mull, the impasse following
resignation of Solicitor George
The impasse between Judge
Mull and the county commission
had heavy political overtones.
The commi.ssion initially voted 4
to 1 to appoint Fred Flowers,
while Mull recommended Former
Judge Ruebon Elam. Mull con
tended the commission was re
quired to honor his recommen
dation. The commission said
"nay”. The statute read that (he
Judge had the power to recom
mend and approve the appointee
of the commission.
The commi.s.sion majority act
ed on the recommendation of the
Democrat Executive committee,
headed by J. Clint Newton, coun*
Iv partv chairman, and a menn-
jber of'the Sanh-rd-Preyer wing
j of the party. Judge Mull was a
supporter of I. Boxerly Lake lor
I governor, as a district co-man-
lager in 1960. and without port-
I folio in 19()4.
Mr. Wray will be the court’s
! third solicitor during the present
i four-year term to which Dick
Lackey was elected.
Mr. Wray is the son of Mr. and
■Mrs. Cliarles Wray, Sr., of Shel-
' hy. A 1957 graduate of Shelby
I high school, he received his
I bachelor of arts degree in poliii-
jcai science from Wake Forest
college in 1962 and liis law de
gree from Wake Forest's Sehool
of Law this year. The new solici
tor. 2(>, was a member of the Phi
Delta Phi legal fraternity while
at Wake I'orest and servi'd as
one of the editors of the college's
Intramural Law Review during
hi.s senior year.
He is married to the former
Cynthia Grice of Shelby. They
are temporarily living with his
parents at 600 VVestover Terrace
By MARTIN HARMON
Tuesday’s enrollment total in
the Kin s Mountain school dis
trict’s nine-plant system totaled
•1269. nine ..elow the third-school-
day Lg .re of a year ago.
Gains were recoialed in elemen
tary pupils (21 gain, 3021 vs.
xUb). in sfw'cial education pu
pils (gain :f three, 41 vs. 381,
and a decline in high school pop
ulation of 23 (1198 v.>. 12211.
A f( w j*roblems developed
with the opening and actual cn-
.Super ntendent N.
Barnes reported, including:
1( Ovt'i loads at four elementary
•"IV'oLs in so.me prii.rarv grades
2) Longer time-from-home day
-r .'^ome pupils using bus trans-
lortation to schools;
.31 Need for at lea.st two addi
tional teachers, perhaps more
lue U) the overloads; and
•11 Equipment .shortage at the
tew Kings .Mountain high school
on Phifer Road. By Wednesday
he desk sh ndage had been
handled by pulling into service
some di^sks which will be scrap
ped as quickly as new ones on
Superintendent Barnes report
ed overloads at Park-Grace third
grade (36). at East first grade
72 pupils, two teachers), at Beth-
ware’s split grade 1-2 (three
teacheis, 110 pupils, and at Da-
vidson’ii split grade 1-2-3 (four
teachei>>. 127 pupils). Both Beth-
ware and Davidson Supt. Barnes
marked for an additional teach
er to alleviato these overloads.
In times past, wliere overloads
, occurred, the board of (xlucation
! has iavittHl volunteers for trans-
j ter to underloaded classes at
jollier schools. Whether this
: method can be uscxl again, Mr.
i Barnes said, awaist full analysis
I of Ollier iirixary population fig
ures. as well as transportation
Supt. Barnes conferred with
state and county sy.stem school
Transporrati(m officials Wednes
day in -an effort to solve the
"long-<jay” problem, created by
li extension of loute by some
bu-'es to s(-ive Kings Mountain
•ligh scho il, as well as Centi*al,
and 2) fact lliar Kings M ountain
high .sidiool stiidcnJ.s in East
Kings Mountain now live 1..5 or
i more miles from K.MHS and
• qualify for transportation. He
said he expects word from the
. state officials within a few days.
Two faculty members were
' employed Monday night.
I Mrs Elvira Fe Baulware, of
Cuntinurd On Page 8
A firm specializing in refuse
collection systems designed for
containerized servic‘e will dom-
ons’rate equipment here Tues
day afternoon and Mayor John
Henry Mo.ss said ho would invite
owners and managers of com-
mt?rcial firms to view the dem
Specifically, the firm will dem
onstrate an enclosed truck, pack
er-type, designed to lift stand
ard-size, castered enclosed con
tainers with an hydraulic lift.
I Mayor Moss said improving
I the appearance of the behind-
store areas in the business dis-
, tricts was among the initial pro
jects discussed with John Plonk,
'Jr., chairman of the downtown
; improvement committee.
Low To Be Checked
I Some business firms which
j dutil'ull.v listed property for
* taxes last January failed to
I file i-nvontories with the coun-
j ty tax supervisor.
Some other business firms,
I either through error or other-
j wise, listed inxentory figures
. which tax collectors regard is
Lists of both are n.iw being
prepared. County Tax Collec
tor H, Gidney said M’edncs-
These will Iv cheeked, pro
bably in October, with the
Nortli Carolina Revenue De-
, ixirtment against income tax
reports of the particular firms.
'Fhe law requires that inven-
I lories be listtni at 100 percent
I of actual value. In turn, for tax
■ purpost's, the county (and
i cilii's) re<luie the amount to 65
‘ percent o£ actual values