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Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 76 No. 36
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, September 9, 1965
PRICE TEN CENT‘
KM Industrial Training Program Being Organized
CAMPAIGN BEGINS — Gordner-Webb College's compoign for $1*125,000 resumes in the Kings
Mountcdn area this month. The compoign has been successfully conducted in oil sections of Cleve
land County during the months of March-July. Lenders in the Kings Mountoin-Grover-Earl area
met with college offidals Tuesday night at the BdJ Restaurant in Boiling Springs. Shown at the
meeting are* left to right Fain Hambright* division chairman; Thomas McGrow* vice-president
of the college; R. Patrick Spangler* national general chairmon of the compoign which is nearing
the $1 milUon mark; Charles Mauney who will direct the drive in the Kings Mountain areo* Bob
Maner* canvass chairmon; J. C. Bridges* division leader; John O. Plonk* special gifts chairmon.
To Be Constructed
To Begin Woik
By January 1
Cleveland Hosiery Mills, Inc.,
a new corporation, will build a
men’s hosiery knitting mill which
it expects to have in operalim
by January 1.
The new plant will be con
structed south of Ideal Hosiery
Mills on a new street being cut
from E. Gold to Owens street.
W, K. Mauney, Jr., president
of the new firm, said 24 Scott &
WilliEirs knitting machines of
the latest type have been order
cd, with shipment due in Decem-
tv. Th firm will make Komet rib
socks and will employ initially
some 15 persons.
The building to be constructed
will be of brick construction with
vermiciilite concrete roof. It will
aggregate 3300 square feet of
floor space and will be e.xpand-
President Mauney said the
firm anticipates a three-shift,
Other officers of the corpora
n are Gcargo Ruppe, vice
esident and general manager;
iharlos Mauney, secretary; am
Randy Carpenter, treasurer.
Dies At Oteen
Arthur D. Gosnell, about 43.
died at 3 p.m. Wednesday aftcr-
nom at the Veterans AdminiJ
tration hospital at Otccn.
Funeral arrangements had not
been made late Wednesday.
Friends said he suffered fror
He served with the army in
Europe during World War II, is
a former employee of ;-<oc'kridg€
Transfer and City Cab Company.
Country Club Post
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grupe as
sured management of Kings
Mountain Country Club Tuesday,
It was announced by Ollie Har
ris, chairman of the house com
Mr. Grupe is a former manag
er of the Colony Hotel. Palm
each, Fla., and the Lake Placid
f^lub, Lake Placid, N. Y.
Mrs. Grupe is a native of
Blacksburg, S. C.
Mrs. Ross Alexander has been
acting manager for the past sev
INTERIM PASTOR ^ Rev.
James Wilder is now serving as
interim pastor of Kings Moun
tain Baptist church. The Shelby
minister succeeds Rev. Marion
DuBose who hos become pastor
of Gloucester* Va.« Baptist
Rev. James Wilder, of Shelby,
s solving as interim pastor of
I Powell Bill
The City of Kings Mountain
will receive $39,096 in Powell Bill
funds for street upkeep and im
It is a record payment, slightly
more than $21(X) over last year’s
payment and that amount more
than the city anticipated in its
budget estimate for the current
Grover’s Powell Bill share is
)3529, while Waco’s share is
The record payment reflects
i 10001x1 aggregate allocation in
the 15-year history of the Powell
3in, whereby eligible cities
ihare in state gas tax collections
o the extent of the regular six-
"ont tax. The total was $8,776,008,
shared ::y 422 towns and cities
on dual basis of population and
?ity-main!ained street ixilcage.
Kings Mountain 8008 popula
tion provided $18,353 or $2.2918
)er person, and its 42.27 miles of
■ity-maintainod streets provided
320,743 on basis of $490.7355 per
Grover, population 538, has
1.68 mUes oi lown-maiii tamed
Vvaco, population 256, has 2.65
miles Ol lown-maiiUaiiied sueets.
A total of 422 towns and cities
shared in the gas-lax meion coni-
pared to 420 uie previous year.
Tne Slate ILgiuvay canimis-
Municipalities establish their
cligthiJily by submitting data
coiicernmg tneir -.Tunicipai elec-
tinns, ad valorem tax, other
sources of income, and budgei
120 dty moratorium on ad
dition o! any more reaidentia:
railers in Kings Mountain vva'
r ommended to he city eommis
: on Tuesday night by tha waning
Spcc'f.cally, the zoning br-.-iid j
econv.'nended tl: it tlie (umm’.s-
''n adopt an o^dln ince p.oh.-
“htir-T adJ'tion of residcnMal
trailers for 120 d.ivt; less If a I
uit ihlp regulatory ordir.anji' or *
endment to thr zoning o;d' j
nance ca i bo drawn and adopted, j
Mayor John Hca.-y Mess sa’a !
he rcccmmendatOn w H he on
he i.gt nda at Tuesday night’:
Members of ti»e zoning boaid
ndicjted they mean.imo w uld
tudy ordinances of other cities
regulating use of residential
The action followwl a long ses
sion with Charles Sellers, of the
Conservation &. Development de
partment’s community plannini
division, in which the zoning
board members discussed with
Sellei's a lengthy and detailed
ordinance which would regulate
development of residential sub
divisions and would provide for
perimeter zoning of areas within
one mile of the city limits.
This ordinance is to be pie-
sented to the city commission for
study at Tuesday’s 6:30 p.m.
regular September meeting. Mr.
Sellers will attend Tuesday’s ses
sion, outline the ordinance and
the Kings Mountain “Population
and Economy and Land Use
Survey’’ recently coimpleted.
Revival service.s will be held
September 26 through October
3 at Oak Grove Baptist church
with services at 7:30 p.m. each
evening. Rev. Ernest Moore will
be tne evangelist and Bobby
Webster will direct the song
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KIWANIANS NOTE SILVER ANNIVERSARY — Niueceen memoers of the Kangs Mountain iviwanis
club celebrated their 25th year-membership as the civic organization olso marked year No. 25*
its silver anniversary Thursday night. Twenty- five membership certificates went to the Kiwoni-
ons pictured above. Front row* from left* I. G. Patterson* B. Meek Ormond* Joe H. Thomson* J. R.
Dovls* Dr. J. E. Anthony* and Glee A. Bridges. Back row* from left* Aubrey Mauney* B. N. Barnes*
J. L. McGill* Hugh Ormond* Harold Coggins* Paul Mauney* H. R Hunnicutt* Dr. P. G. Padgett and
Henry E. Page. Not present for the picture-toking were W. K. Mauney* C. E. Neisler* Jr.* P. M.
Neisler* and A. Hunter Potterson. (Herold Photo by Bill Jackson).
Rev. Charles Easley’s ser-
i.Ton topic Sunday morning at
thew’s Lutheran church will
oe, "It Is so Easy To Hate".
The Sunday School hour begins
Certificates to Kiwanians for
long-tl'.T.e seiA’ice were presenttKl
as highlight of the local club’s
2 5th anniversary celebration
Carolinas District Governor T.
Oregon Lawton of Greenville, S.
C. presented 19 awards to char
ter members and 10 other a-
wards for p<‘rfect attendance.
Three Kiwanians Joo Thomson.
Continued On Page 8
Firm demand for an addi-
I tional 100 dozen sandwiches five
; days weekly has put the rush
tag on A. K. Walker’s Quality
Sandwich Company, serving
the new high school until the
cafeteria is in operation.
Mr. Walker said he varied
the offering the first few days
to avoid sating tlie students on
the same ite.-n, knew pretty
well by week's end what kind
of .sandwiche.s the pupils liked
and which ones they didn’t
Continued On Page S
Plans for a mammoth celebra
tion of Mountaineer Days Octo
ber 7-9 were jelling this week,
Bill H. Brown and Mayor John
H. Moss, co-chairmen, announc
I Adult Education
To Be Offered
! In Needed Skills
By MARTIN HARMON
Kin^s Mountain is formula!-
' ing an industrial training pro-
I Joint announcement of the
continuing project was made
Wednesday by Mayor John Hen
ry Moss, James B. Petty, direc
tor of the recently organized
Cleveland Industrial Center, and
George Newman, county com
munity services consultant.
I The Kings Mountain training
program will be operated as an
extension department of the
Cleveland center, itself a unit of
A portion of the Kings Moun
tain National Guard armory will
:e utilized as the center site,
Mayor Moss said.
Ml. Petty ^-ommented, “We
can train engineers or offer the
three Vs’, reading writing and
Minimal registration for a
course is 11. Registration fee is
$2. Cost of books, materials, or
other costs will vary with indi
Mayor Moss said he plans to
name a representative group of
citizens as a board of directors
for the center with several prin
cipal functions, including deter
mination of instructional needs
and recruitment of students.
Any North Carolina citizen
imay be enrolled if admission re
quirements, variable on basis of
course, can be met and the ap
plicant is 18 years or older. Rea
sonable good health is required
Programs are available under
both federal and state legisla
tion and will be offeied at the
Kings Mountain center where
demand is sufficient.
“The Kings Mountain Indus
trial program will serve our
citizens by making available
training to improve their skills
Full calendar for the three-day
event, completion of parade
routes and other projects con
nected with the 185th annivers- ....
, . ^ *u .*1 * and earning power It wall help
ary celebration of the Battle of hv nrovid
ISthiBeAware Fair Open Wednesday
Bcthw'are F'airt officials were
readying this week for next
Wednesday’s opening of the 181h
innual commiunity fair to be held j
jn the grounds of Bethware ■
\in'gs Mountain Baptist cliurch. | Many legally incor-
jporated towns are inactive ano
He has served as pastor of the Icio not i^erform those municipal
ollowing churches: Assistant 1 functions necessary to qualify
^aslor at Tabernacle Baptist
.•hurch, Raleigh, N. C.; Little
tiver Baptist church in Miami,
•’lorida; Pageland Baptist church
in Pageland, S. C.; and the First
Japtist church in Newton, North i
Carolina. For the past twenty- j
:w'o months he has served as in- i
.crii.n pastor at Bethlehem Bap- |
.ist church. j
Rev. Wilder graduated from
Wake Forest college and South- I
nn Theological Seminary. '
Ho is now residing in Shelby
ind serves as a special agent
for New York Life Insurance
Company. He teaches Bible in
•‘vening classes at Gardner Webb
Junior college. He is marrieid lo
ho former Eveljm Collins of
Plant City, Florida. They have
tluee children, Collins, David,
and Carolyn Grey.
For W. H. Maples
Funeral rites for W. H. Maples
Sr., 71, of Rockingham, will be
held there Thursday.
Mr. Maples was a brother-in-
law of W. F. Stone, of Kings
Mountain, and visited here fre
He died Tuesday afternoon at
3 p.m. of a heart attack*
under the law.
The evcr-grjwing volume ol
gasoline being used by motor ve
hicles is reflected in the annual
increase in the allocatioins. From
1951 to 1965, the annual alloca
tion increased 93 per cent. The
number of participating cities
and towns has grown from 381
to 122, because of the incorpora
tion of new towns and the reacti
vation of dormant towns.
Kings Mountain police are
holding a warrant for the arrest
of William Tomlin of Second
Street who reportedly stole an
automobile parked near Cooper
Furniture Tuesday around 3:30
Tile car, a '62 Chevrolet, own
ed by W. W, 1 Chuck 1 Huffslick-
ler, an employee of Cooper’s was
wrecked near the Kings Moun
tain National Military Park a
round 6:00 Tuesday, damages es
'liirated to be ‘‘total’’.
Tomlin, who received lacera
tions of the head as a result of
the accident, was rushed to the
Kings Mountain Hospital where
today he is listed in “fair” condi
Fair exhibitors were getting I
entries ready, too. to vie for cash |
prizes being offeretl for the ninth .
year in all departments of the
Grady Scis-r, Fair president,
said the exhibits this year re
flect the changes and improve
ments in the ever - advancing
iigrioultural, commercial and in
Bethware Progre.ssive club is
'ponsoring the Fair which will >
open at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Thurs
day. Sept. 16 is children’s day
with judging from 1 until 6 p.m.
Midway rides will feature reduc-
?d prices for the young folk and
here will be fireworks displays
lightly through Saturday as well
IS drawing tor free prizes.
The Fair will open at 3 p.m.
’^riday and at 1 p.m. on Satur
day. Sept. 18, closing at mid
There will be the customary
ridway rides and concessions.
Fair President Seism said.
Miss Susan Lowery, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Hill Lowery,
will reign as Queen of the Fair.
Considerable interest has been
evidenced in exhibits being read
ied by the womenf< 4, President
Seism .s-aid. Department chair
man are headed ly Mi*s. Claude
Harmon, director, assisted by
Mrs. Alton Dover and Mi*s. Hill
Lowery. Other division chairmen
include: Mrs. Frank Herndon,
chairman, Mrs. Paul Bell and
Ml'S. Willis Harmon, canned
fruits and vegetables; Mrs. John
W. Patterson, chairman, Mrs.
Menzell Phifer and Mrs. John
Williams, preserves, jellies and
ja-rs; Mrs. Perry MeSwain,
chairman, Mrs. Earl Morris, Mrs.
Frank Ledford, pickles, relishes
and meats; Mrs. Melvin Nantz,
chairman, Mrs. Roy MeSwain
Continued On Page 9
Kings Mountain will be announc
ed at a meeting of Merchants
Association directors and Moun
taineer Day comi.nittees Thurs
day (tonight) at 7:30 in the
courtroom of City Hall, Mr.
Meantime, Joe Vale, fonner
manager of Fayetteville Radio
Station WFLB and presently a
broadcasting consultant, had
been hired to head up the pro
The co-chairmen said that
Vale had already had confirma-
:ion with a 11-man U. S. Army
ikydiving Team of Fort Bragg
that they will participate in the
celebration. He is also inviting
the 440th U. S. An.my Band from
Fort Bragg, plus numerous high
school bands of the area.
Invitations have also been sent
to General Earl Wheeler, U. S.
Army Chief of Staff; James
Webb, head of the National Aero
nautics and Space Administra
tion; and Ret. Adm. Hyman
Rickover. The Mayor has also
said he will invite a national
political figure to Kings Moun
tain that weekend. Vice Presi-
dent Huheit Humphrey will def-
inilely not attend, the mayor
said he had learned.
our present industry by provid
ing well-trained employees. It
will serve new industry by spe
cial training to fill required posi
Openirfcg of registration for
classes will be announced at an
eai’ly date, Mayor Moss added.
Steve Rathbone, veteran Grif
fin Drug employee, suffered leg
injuries and a broken tooth in a
traffic mishap Septemiber 1,
His bicycle, which he navigates
as a delivery vehicle for the drug
store, was not damaged, but the
right rear door of a 1964 Mer
cury owmed by Haskell Wilson
was—lo the tune of $50.
City police said they were
called to the parking area of
East King Service Station about
6:55 p.m. to investigate the mis
hap. Mr. Wilson, an attendant at
the station, was reportedly mov
ing his car from the parking lot
when the collision occurred.
Rathbone said he did not seethe
car in time to avoid the crash.
An avid bowler, Rathbone w^as
expecting to return to the bowl
ing lanes this week, injuries not-
witlistanding. He didn’t miss
work, although he used a cane
for several days.
Westem Caiolina Most Populai,
As 161 Students Aie Oii-To-School
QUEEN OF BETHWARE FAIR — Susan Lowery* daughter of Mr,
and Mrs. Hill Lowery* will reign as Queen of the 18th annual
Bethware Community Fair which opens September 15th for a
four-doy run on the grounds of Bethware schooL A high school
senior* Miss Lowery was chosen by the Bethware Progressive
club which sponsors the agricultural foir. Premium lists are out
lined in a fair catalog being mailed to fair exhibitors and
patrons by the Fair committee of which Grady Seism is presi
dent. Cash prizes will again be offered to winning exhibitors
for the ninth year. There will be the traditional midway ottroc-
tions and admission is free with children's day slated for open
ing day at 4 pan.
The Kings Mountain area will
send 161 student.s to 50 colleges,
universities, prep schools and
schools for specialized training
Western Carolina college at
Cullowhee again heads the list
with 23 area students enrolled for
the fall term. Gaston Community
college at Dallas is second favor
ite of area students with 16 en
rolled. Appalachian State Teach
er’s college at Boone is in third
place with 14 enrolled, and the
University of North Carolina at'
Raleigh is in fourth with 11 en
Kings Mountain area students
whose names may have been in
advertently omitted from the
survey are invited to contact the
Herald. A diligent effort has been
made to obtain names of all area
students going off to school.
The complete list follows:
WESTERN CAROUNA COL
LEGE — Jane Houser, Jerry
Adams, Eloise Beam, Fred Dix-
cfn, Donna Huxleei linda SUcepf
Susan Mercier, Beverly Willis.
Jean Harlow DeHart, Edwin
Ware, Joan Howard, Steve Mar
lowe, Teresa McDaniel. Jim Med-
lin, Lloyd Ormand, Janie Tram-
fmell. Gene Allen, Ricky Goforth,
Karen Fite, Ernie Payne, C:)nnie
Shaw, Dwight Swan and Buddy
GASTON COMMUNITY COL
LEGE — Bill Mullinax, Gene
White, Patricia Strickland, Mike
Arrowood, Danny Dilling, David
Dilling, Johnny Dye, Joe Patter
son, Mike Trammell, Corky
Smith, Ernie Davis, Eddie Spen
cer, Mike Ti'gnor, Diane Henson,
Becky Kennedy and Marlene
TEACHER’S COLLEGE — Toni
Ware, Pat Murphy, Diane Rob
erts, Warren Goforth, Jr., Gay
Jolley, Jimmy Falls, Tommy
Black, Jimmy Clonlnger, Sammy
Houston, Marlon Morrison. Steve
Powell, Pam Childers, Cynthia
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