^Greater Kings Mountain 10,320
City Limits 8,008
This Ugurs for Grtottr King* Mountain U derlvod from
Iho list Kingt Mountoin etfy dlroetery census. The city
Umlto tlguio it Irohs the United Slotes census of 1M0>
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL. 76 No. 44
EstabiisSed 188 V
Kings Mountain, N, C. Thursday, November 4, 1965
PRICE ten CENT'
New Branch Bank Will Open Here Within 60 Days
Voters OK Road Bonds, Amendment
• Less than 500 No. 4 Township
tiers at the polls Tuesday fol
ded a county and state wide
trend in overwhelmingly approv
ing a $300 million road bond is
sue and a constitutional amend
ment to create an appeals court
Total vote cast at the area's
four voting mecintes was 416.
The light trickle of votes cast
In the referendum was seen all
over the state, although the is
SUPS were approved by 3-1 mar
It required oniv about 10-15
minutes to tally the results at
the four Kings Mountain boxes
where bic^gest turnout of vote’*.)
was at the West Kings Mountain
box where 144 voters approved
the road bonds, 36 voted against.
At the West box. Ler Ware was
an early bird voter and Mrs. W
G. Grantham voted last. J. D.
Jones, hustband of the Bethware
registrar, w'as first to vote at the
Bethware precinct and W. F.
Stone was last.
Via a new registration here in
1964, majority of Kings Moun
tain area voters were registered
However, only three new voters
were registered during the weeks
the books were opened prior U
In Tuesday’s voting. Tar Heel
1) that the *tate shall issue
$300 million in road construction
^^)nds and retain a one-cent per
Mdlofi gasoline tax to amortlrf
2> the state constitution shall
be amended to provide for estab
lishment of an appeals court sys
Under the division formula
Kings Mountain will be allocated
$314,000 for expenditure on in
city streets in the state highwav
.«;\stem. Meantime, Cleveland
County will be allocated $1,092,-
7(X) for improving and pavin'’
rural roads. Additionally, Kings
Mountain and the countv will be
beneficiaries or indirectly from
the more than $S million allocat
ed the 12th division for primary
Neighboring Grover will be al
located $21,000. Waco $10,000 and
Bessemer City, $157,500.
Mrs. Harmon Back
From Music Clinic
.Mrs. Martin Harmon attended
the Seventh State Convention of
the North Carolina Music Teach
ers Association held at the school
of Music of the University of
North Carolina at Greensboro
The features of Monday’s ses
sion were the general business
meeting and a clinic for piano
teachers conducted by Robert
Pumm, dean of the Boston Con-
^^n-atory, Boston, Mass.
West school P-TA will serve
barbecue on November 13lh
from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and
5 until 8 p.m. in the sc-hool
(afeteria. Tickets are $1.25 for
adults, 75 cents for children.
Homemade desserts will also
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AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK OBSERVANCE SET — Special activities are planned in Kings
Mountain schools next week during the national observance of American Education Week begin
ning Sunday. Events are slated each day. In the photograph above. Schools Supt. B, N. Bomes,
left. Mayor John H. Moss and Richard Culyer. ch airman of the schools public relations committee,
look over a proclomation which the mayor has signed designating the week November 7-13 os
American Educotion Week which will rollow the theme. "Investment In Leoming/'
Education Week Observance
To Begin In Area Schools
Open House Set
George W. Allen, Jr., for
merly of Kings Mountain and
son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. L.
P. Stowe, remains critically ill
in Presbyterian hospital, Now
York, following removal of a
brain tumor. Mrs. Stowe has
gone to New York to bo with
the Allen family.
Legionnaires, their wives and
guests will dine and dance Sat
urday from 9 until 12 p.m. at
^thc American Legion Building,
Work road. The kitchen will be
"open from 3 p.m. Musir* will be
provided by Tiny Jackson &
SPEAKER ^ Rev. Boyce Huff-
stetler will be speaker for
evangelistic services beginning
Sunday at Grace Methodist
To Lead Series
Revival services will be hek!
at Grace Methodist church begin
ning Sunday morning, Nove.Tibcr
The guest preacher for the
week will be Rev. Boyce Huff-
steller, pastor of East Marion
Methodist church. He is the «on
af Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Huff-
stotlcr of Kings Mountain.
Services will begin each eve
ning at 7 o'clock. Special music
will be featured.
The pastor of Grace church is
the Rev. J. Max Brandon, Jr.
Diane Roberts, Kings Mountain
senior at Appalachian State
Teacher’s college, has been tap
ped for membership in the Vor-
nieian Society for 1965-66.
The major projects of tlie So
ciety are sponsoring a program
quarterly at Grandfather Home
in Banner Elk, a Homecoming
I float or project, and giving a
j May Day tea for the court and
Miss Roberts is daughter of
Mr. And Mrs- Eugene R. Roberts.
The week November 7-13 will
:e obser\’ed ihroughcui the na
tion as American Educalioi.
Kin^s Mountain schools have
scheduled numerous events and
are holding open house in observ
ance of the national .salute to th(
Arorican education system.
Richard Culyer, chairman of
the local public relations com
mitlec of the NCEA, said the
wec'k-long program will be fea
tured around the national theme
"Invest In Learning". He said
the schools will be open to the
public and special programs are
To implement the theme, Mr.
Culyer said a series of radio
talks has been scheduled over
Radio Station WKMT. Tliese
talks, from five to 10 minutes
long, deal with methods being
u.sod in local schools to assure
ea<*h child an opportunity to de
velop according to his own needs,
abilities and aptitudes. Many of
the programs being used in the
Kings Mountain city schools will
The various schools have »ilso
prepared window displays to in
dicate some area of emphasis in
tlie local .schools.
The special programs will in
clude the following:
West school P-TA barb(*cuo on
.Saturday, Nov, 13th.
East scliool open house.
Assem' Iv programs at North
school bv Grades 1-3 on Tuesday
and 4-6 on Nov. 11th.
Central Elementary school as- A political science major,
sombly program and visitation j Campbell held numerous high
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Kings Mountain Silica, Inc., an
isoociate of Kings Mountain
Ilea Company, has begun oper
ation of a 4.'X)ton-per-day flota-
ion plant adjacent to the M:S'
dant of Kings Mountain Mk
2o., Inc. o.M Groxer rood.
The plant was built to recovc
high potash feldspar, silica sani'
?rid mica from the waste pro-
’ucts of the Moss plant, rc.sulr
of four years of intensive marke
md process studies by the erm
North Carolina Minerals P.f
'oarch Laboratory at A^hc-vilk
■‘onducted re-carch on rran;
cf the 'oneficiation oroblrm.s ■-
icvrlopmrnt n: the flotation pro
'‘CSS. The laborrto’*y aI~o assiste:'
.n the dcs).gn of the plant.
The feldspar will be used ir
':clor television lubes, glass and
other ceramic products.
The silica sand product will hr
of several grades and qualities
suitable for the foundry, \
dass, container glass and build
ing construction industries.
Ki-ngs Mountain Silica, Inc. al
so operates a plant to recover
nroducti used by the brick and
To Who’s Who
I William Anthony Goins, Kings
I Mountain senior at Appalachian
State Teacher’s college in Boone,
1 has been named to Who’s Who
I Among Students In America’'
I Universities and Colleges, ac-
I cording to announcement b.v tlie
j publication which has headquar-
I tors in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
(ioins is the .son of Mr. and
Mr.s. W. E. Goins of 602 Phonix
street. At Appalachian lie has
'served as president of the Fel
lowship of Christian Athlete^, a
member of tlm Mcn'.s “A* club
and on the football and track
Thirty-one campus loaders at
ASTC were .chosen for listin.g in
the current edition of Wlio’.s
APPOINTED —• Ronald Camp
bell, A & T student, has been
oppointed a member of the
Greensboro interracial counciL
He is son of Mr. and Mrs. M.
L. Compbell of Kings Moun
By IR Council
Marsh Ronald Campbell. Kings
Mountain sophomore at A&T col
lege in Greensboro and son of
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Campbell,
has bwn appointed a member of
the Greons^'or.') interracial coun
cil for the coming year.
Purpose of the group is to pro
mote good w’ill throughout the
greater Greensboro area which
includes the five colleges, the
several churches, schools and
No. 4 Township
Tuesday Voting Results
Road Bonds Appeals Court'
For Against For Against
To Go To Viet Nam
Sending Christmas groeiings
to tho.so serving their country
in Vietnam and other overseas
installations was endorsed by
the Rotary Club of Kings
Mountain at their last meeting.
The club wants to send each
person from the Kings Moun
tain area a Christmas greeting.
These greeilnga will i.e an "ex
pression of gratitude and deep
appreciation for their sacrifiee
and struggle for a free world.”
In order to do this, they need
the na-T.es and addresses of
those who are sorvhig in an
If someone in your family,
or a neighbor, is serving over
seas. please contact one of the
following: Devere R. Smith,
701 Matior Road. 739-2212; Rob
ert H. Goforth, 30.5 West Gold
Street. 739-2967: The Rev.
Charles W. Easlev, 2C)0 North
Piedmont Avenue. 739-5113;
The Rev. Howard R. Jordan, P.
O. Box 47, 739-2471.
Hen Hatches Eggs
Of Light Blue
Bile Easter eggs in November,
Tom Jackson, route L Grover,
far-T.er has some.
They’re of small variety, re-
.sombling a guinea egg, and of
pale blue color.
Mr. Jackson found them in his
1 hen nests w'hen he gathered eggs
1 this week.
"Regular hen eggs", he says.
First - Citizens Bank & Ti'ust
Company, headquartered in
Smilhfield, will become a bank
ing citizen of Kings Mountain
within 60 days, George H. Broad-
rick, vice-president of the Char-
I lotto branch bank, said Wednes-
I Mr. Broadrick said approval of
1 the operation here, the slate’s
■ISth branch bank of First-Citi-
1 zens, was confirmed Saturday by
I the Federal Deposit Insurance
I Corporation hoard of directors,
i Washingt:)n. D. C.
1 The bank will be located tern-
oorarily in the D. M. Morrison
Building, 131 W. Mountain St.,
Mr Broadrick said.
"\Ve are looking at several
building sites now’’, he added,
"a-nd anticipate our opening here
within 60 da>*s depending on
work require-Tents on the build
ing." Mr. Broadrick added that
an announcement is forthcoming
on the now branch bank’s per
Lewis R. Holding, president of
j First-Citizens, has stated that a
' Kings Mountain branch would be
I a completely sepamte unit x^ith
i its own officers and a full-serv-
! ice bank with 78 banking serv-
. First-Citizens Bank and Trust
I Company is North Carolina’s
! fourth largest banking institu-
I tion. The bank now serves 47
; communities, including three mil-
i itan* reservations, through a to-
! tal of 96 separate offices. First-
i Citizens serves h ath major North
: Carolina seaports. Slorehead
City and Wilmington, There are
: approximately 1350 employees
'throughout the banking system,
235 of them officers.
First-Citizens has assets of
$417 million. Largest of the ft
branches are at Raleigh and
Charlotte. Its statement of con-
I dilion as of October 13 showed
deposits of S405.037,315.S3; loans
and discounts of $238,965,496.68;
and total resourcesl of $455,779,-
Funeral rites for Winfred
Hope, 43. were held Monday at 4
p.m. from Piedmont Baptist
church, interment following in
Mountain Rest c'emetor>*.
! Mr. Hope died at 2:30 a.m.
The three sons of the late, Sunday at Kings Mountain hospi-
founder of First-Citizens Bank tal following a heart attack,
and Trust Company of North ■ He was a native of Cleveland
Carolina. Robert P. Holding, Sr., : County, son of Mr. and Mrs.
direct a banking institution ! George Hope He w-as a member
which began in April, 1929 with of Piedmont Baptist church, the
paid-in capital of $10,000. ! Cleveland County Rescue Squad,
One of the business sutecss and was a veteran of World War
stories of North Carolina is the 11. He was a graduate of North
NEV/ BANK OFFICERS — Pictured above are officers of First-
Citizens Bank & Trust Company which is establishing its 48th
branch bonk here within 60 days, opening in the Morrison Build
ing. From left to right, Frank B. Holding, vice-president; Robert
P. Holding, Jr., chairman of the board; and Lewis P. Holding,
president. The bank was founded by their late father, Robert P.
Was Family Affair
By Late Father
SPEAKER — Rev. W. Emory
Trainham, Jr., of Lenoir, will
make the address at Friday's
World Community Day service
at First Presbyterian church.
Rev. Emory Trainh.am. Ji.,
senior minister of Lenoir’s First
Baptist church since 19til, will
make the addrt'Ss at Friday’s
co-rmunity-wide World Commun
ity Day services at 3:15 p.m. at
First Presbyterian church.
Mr. Trainham will use the top-
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steady rise of First-Citizens Bank
& Trust Company, initially char-
lered as the Bank of Smilhfield.
Robert P. Holding, Jr., is chair
man of the lO-member board.
Lewis R. Holding is president
I and Frank B. Holding is vice-
Carolina Vocational Textile
In addition to his parents, he
is surt’ived by his wife, Mrs. Mar
tha F'oster Hoik?; a son, Dennis
Hope, of Kings Mountain e
daughter. Miss Dottie Hope, of
Kings Mountain; four sisters,
In the first eight years under'Mrs. Ray Kimbrell, Mrs. Joe
the new administration the re- | Herndon, Mrs. Everett Grigg, all
sources of the bank increased byjof Kings Mountain, and Miss
more than $20U,000,0()0. T h e j Zelda Ann Hope, all of Charlotte;
bank’s expansion program con- isix brothers, Bo’nby Hope, Don
tinned, and added to the list of' Hope, Jerry Hope, Jack Hope,
communities served were a num-' Steve Hope, Buster Hope, all of
her in the Piedmont and western Kings Mountain, and one grand-
sections of the state, offering in-1 child
dustrial balance to the agricul- i Rev, C. C. Parker and Rev.
tural base upon which First- ; James Williams officiated at the
Citizens has built and had pros- i final rites,
The growth and development
of the bank under the direction
of the elder Mr. Holding. Sr., who
died in 1957. was phenomenal. In
area served the bank made its
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KM Soldier In Viet Nam Heads
Christmas Cheer Fund For Needy
Glee E. Bridges, hardwareman,
has been elected president of the
Kings Mountain Kiwanis club for
the coming year.
He will succeed W. S. Fulton,
A run-off election to name a
.second victvpresident will bo
held at Thursday night’s regular
Kiwanis club meeting at 6:45 at
West Kings Mountain
' Grover ^
[East Kings Mountain
Lincoln high school chorus
of Bessemer City will render a
concert at Good Hope Presby
terian church on Cansler
street Sunday afternoon at 4
p.m. The program Is spon.soreu
by the youth organization of
the church. Mrs. M. W. Wilson
VvUl direct the concert.
1 Pfc. Madison M. Hunter. Kings ( any way with the economy in
1 Mountain serviceman stationed ! Southeast Asia, you will consider
•in Viet Nam four months, has i with open hearts. I ask for your |the Woman’s club. Tliere is a
Avritten a letter to the Herald ' contribution to help these chil-Ahreo-way race for this post bo-
' asking for help in making ' dren in their early teens and ' tween Bill H. Brown. R. G. Frank-
' Clu'istmas merrier for homeless | younger in hope that they may i lin and Joe A. Noisier. Jr.
cliildron in Viet Nam. ;enjoy and oxi>erience the plea-I Other new officers include Dan
i Further information may be!sureslhai people of other parts Finger, first vkv-president; and
lobtaimui by contacting the sol-s of the world enjoy. 'Donald VV. Blanton. Harold Cog-
* dier’s wife, Anne Hunter, at 739-1 Used clothing, toys or anything gins, W. G. Grantham,
I 3053 I you may think a child will like
will be highly appreciated by
the soldiers in Viet Nam. We
will pay for shipping charges.
This effort is for the various or
phanages in Hue. Viet Nam,
Masson M. Hunter
Pfc. nunt(*r’s letter reads:
To Whom It :May Concern:
I have been asked to give as
sistance to a committee whose
goal Is to help a group of home
less children have a briglit Merry
Christmas, if you arc familiar in
W. G. Grantham, Paul
Ham. Hoyle D. McDaniel. Harry
E. Page and Dr. Frank Sincox.
Rev, Howard R. Jordan’s ser
mon topic Sunday morning at
Central Methodist church will
be "When Faith Wavers." us*
inj the text from Mai*k 9:21.