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VOL 76 No. 46
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, November 18, 1965
PRICE ten cent
First Union Acquires Herndon Lot
Phillips Resigns ^ . tt i*r.
Industrial Gionp DowntowD Uplitt broup
Chaiimanship • i * ,*
lo tonsider incorporation
f V Committee
Harold Phillios rosipned Wrd-
: ncsday as chairman of the may
' or’s industrial development com
1 Mi\ Phillips, who n^ently ac*
I cep;cd the chaii .ranship of vhe
Cleveland Coinmu.iity Aclio
j c;:minitlcc, a cauniywide un.
epensored by the Cleveland As
i sociaiion of Governmental Of
liciaJs, said, *‘I f^el 1 cannot il
justice to Iwth.”
Mayor John Henry Moss, i
; annouiiv'in i Mr. Phillij)’s res:g
I nation, said, ' I thank Mr. Ph:l
I lips for hi.s servire as an effet
I tive rnd energnic chairman o
I the industrial development com
i mittec and I rg'*et very mud
PRESENTED NEW CAR — Charles E. Dixon, left, and W. G. Grantham, officials of Victory Chev
rolet in Kings Mountoin, present Thomas J. McGrow, vice-president of Gardner-Webb College
with the keys to a new Impala Chevrolet. The fir m goye the college the car for use of the vice-
preeldont. Xa the background are, left to right. Dr. Eugene Poston, president of Gardner-Webb Col
leger Charles Mouney, chairman of the success ful campaign by the college in the Kings Moun
toin aroa cmd Alaconder Elmore, assistant vice- president of the First Union National Bank of
his dL.':si.:n to lesign.
"I realize, of course,” th'
Mayor continued, “that the work
of the com.T.unity action commit
tee holds great potential for the
vvelfare of Cleveland county and
I know Mr. Phillips will make a
hard • working and successful
• American Legion Post 155
'ill sponsor a dance for mcm-
ers and guests Saturrfhy night
from 9 until 12 p^m. at the Post
Hall. Buddy Estes will provide
music for dancing. The kitchen
will be open from 5 p.m.
i On Extra Duty
Kings Mountain Woman’s
club will meet Monday night
at 7:45 p.m. in the club lounge.
A meeting of the board of di
rectors will convene at 7 p.m.,
Mr.s. John A. Cheshire, presi
Baxter Payseur, who under
went surgery Friday at King.s
.Mountain hospital, is rocupor-
ating .satisfactorily at 1) i s
home. Mr. Payseur was dis
charged from the hospital Fri
An emergent communication
of Fairview Lodge 339, AF &
AM, will be held at the Lodge
Building at 6 o'clock Saturday.
Supper will be served at 7 p.m.
Grover Rescue Squad will
conduct an auction sale and
sell hotdogs and hamburgers
Saturday * eginning at 7 p.m.
the squad building at Gro-
j Twenty-eight Kings Mountain
i lea citizens — 25 women and
I three men — have completed a
110 liour course in floral arrang-
I ing (M/nducted by the Kings
I Xl )untain Training Center
Mrs. J, R. Thompson, of
O.angeburg. S. C., conducted the
' final examinations on Monday
; night, closing session of the
‘ school, and students exhibited
: r.irangements they had made
! A coffee hour was also held
i in the courtroom of City Hall
i where classes have t^ecn held on
: Monday and Thursday evenings.
Practical work with flowers
has been emphasized in the
I course, including the six princi-
' pies in the art of designing; co^
jlo:; and aiTangements for the
! church and home.
i Completing the course were:
Mrs. Edna Childers, Mrs. Ethellcerns a petition by Craft.spun
The city's new leaf-gathering
"vacuum cleaner” is being put
to near daily use "by popular
demand”, Mayor John Henry
Moss said Wednesday.
The leaf-gathering macirine
makes comparatively shoii
work of the former chore of
dumping large leaf-filled ham
pers or pitchforking great piles
Mayor Moss said the leaf-
gathering crew will be at work
daily except Mondays until all
the leaf debris is collected.
I Held Wednesday
Funeral rites for Mrs. Mamie
1 Kytle Hambright, 74, widow of
Harvey L. Hambright. were held
Wednesday at 4 p.m. from Mace
donia Baptist church, interment
following in Mountain Rest
Mrs. Ha-tj: right succumbec
Sunday night at 10:50 in the
in tlic Kings Mountain hospital
foil/wing illness of several
She was a native of Georgia
d^iughtcr of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Warren Kytle. She was a
member of Macedonia Baptist
Surviving are her son, Fred
Herndon, of Kings Mountain;
her brother, Calvin Kytle of
Gaineswille, Ga., and two sisters.
Mrs. Frank Anglin of Gaines
ville and Mrs. Lam Davis of
New Holland, Ga. A grandchild
Rev. Wayne Ashe officiated at
the final rites.
Hoard To Meet
The city board of commission
ers will meet in special .session
Tuesday night at 6:30 at city
hall courtroom to conduct a
hearing on a re-zoning petition
and to receive bids for two pieces
of equipment the city expects to
The re-zoning hearing con-
Childors, Mrs. Mae N. Houser,
Miss Naomi Edens, Mrs. J P.
I layhue, Mrs. Clyde Fite, Sirs.
Opal Camp, Mrs. Doris Roper,
Ml'S. Agnes Sandei's, Ronnie
P'ranks, Mrs. Elmer Hardin, Mrs.
Ruby Co.x, Mrs. Goldie McDaniel,
Yarns, Ine., for re-zoning to in
dustrial use designation of two
lots on Linwood road, fronting 75
feet and averaging 201 feet in
depth, and lying adiaceiit to
present Craftspun property.
Robert Lowe, of Craft.spun, said
SUNDAY — The Right
Rev. M. George Henry, of Ashe
ville, Episcopal Bishop, will fill
the pulpit at Sunday services
at Trinity Episcopol church on
The Right Rev. M
Henry, Bishop of the .
.'<orth Carolina Conference of
.lie Episcopal Church, will make
.us annual visit and confirma-
«on address at Trinity Episcopal
.nurch, Phifer road, Sunday.
The citj-’s downtown develop-
.Tient committee will convene at
•ity hall courtroom at 7:30
Two principal items are on the
agenda, Chairman John O. Plonk,
j Jr., has announced.
I Officials of Southern Railway
1 Jompany, including division su
perintendent J. D. Brosnan and
.^ther.s, are scheduled to confer I
with the committee on po.ssibill- \
j ties of beautification of the rail- |
j way company’s right . of • way
I which bisects the community.
j The committee will also con-
;sider forming a non profit cor-
! poration for furthering the com-
j mittee’s efforts in general reno-
I vation of the downtown business
j Under terms of the proposed
! articles of incorporation, the non
profit corporation would bo
1) empowered to promote and
Gcor'^e 1 ® ^ ® ^ ^ ^ ^ rehabilitation of
WesteTm' hlighled areas in the business
2) to collaborate with all pub
lie and civic agencies mutually
interested in the same project,
3) to develope a program de
signed to aid the flow of traffic,
4) to acquire and dispose of
real and personal property,
5) to borrow and raise monies
necessary for the corporate pur
I 6) to accept contributions, and
Rev. Robert R. Haden, Priest- ! . at such time as the corpora-
*n-Charge, said that Bishop Hen- i might be dissolved, to con-
.y will come from Asheville and
Bishop Henry will fill the pul
pit at the 11 o’clock worship
service and will be honored by
the congregation at a luncheon |
.oilowing the service. Luncheon j
.vUI be served in the church fel-1
.vill conduct Confirmation dur-
.ng his annual visitation.
Schedule of services at Trini-
y have -een earlier during the
-ummer months, but the regular
all schedule has been I'esumed.
.»unday School for adults and
jiiidren begins at 10 a.m. with
.he worship hour following at
.i, Mr. Haden said
vey any remaining assets to a
tax exempt charitable, religious,
educational or scientific organi
The committee i.s expected to
determine at Thursday night’s
meeting size of the directorate,
terms of offices, and other perti
Dies At 87
The annual Cleveland District
Scout-O-Rama for Boy Scouts will
be held Saturday and Sunday
with the public invited on both
days from 2 until 5 p.m.
Dr. H. S. Plaster, president of
the Piedmont Council. Boy Scouts
of America, will officially open
the program at 2 p.m. Saturday
at Shelby Park.
All Scouts in uniform will be Funeral for George
admitted free and units will sell i Jentral school janitor,
tickets at 25 cents. There will be 1 .Sunday at 3 p.m. from Wesley
exhibits on display by the vari- Jhapel church, interment follow-
ous Scout units in the county. ,ng in the church cemetery.
Co-chairmen of the Scout-O-1
R:ima are W. Donald Crawford 1 Starr died at 7:23 p.m.} s^-nday in the Kings
of Kings Mountain and Roland Thursday of burns received in a hospital fallowing a
Whitmire of Shelby. (flash fire November 4th in the
Mr. Crawford noted that of Schools Supt. B. N.
CARNEY WILL SPEAK
Dr. Kent Carney will upeak
on "Impi'essions of Socialized
Medicine In Britain” at Thiurs-
day’s Rotary club meeting at
12:15 at the Country Club. Dr.
Craig Jones is program chair
.Mrs. Etta Bennett. Mrs. Mdiy \ Wednesday, his firm has no im-
j Margaret Bry'ant. Mrs. Mary Al-1 mediate plans for improving the
1 Ion, Ml'S. Georgia Gore, Mrs. ] property but has purchased it for
i Shirley P. McMurr-ay, Mi's. Ellen j po.*^sible future development,
j Fester, Mrs. Ethel Clayton, C. | Tlie re-zoning request lia.s the
E. Stroupe, CIcmmie Lankford, i endorsement of the zoning board.
Mrs. Inez Hawkins, and Mrs. C. i The city will receive bid.s on a
j M. Lankford. Two Shelbians et- j car for the police department and
First Citizens Bank & Trust
Company expects the building it
has leased on West Mountain
for a Kings Mountain branch ta
be ready for occupancy within
five tp six weeks, Harold Sum
ner, vice-president in charge of
the Gastonia branch said this
pTrst Citizens purchased a city
building permit for alterations
of the building, leased from Dr.
D. M. Morrison, and estimated
Kelly Dixon is In charge of the
When final approval to esta
blish the branch here was re
ceived from the Federal Deposit
^tesurance Corporation, George
^B-oadrick, of Charlotte, another
^ice-president, said his bank re
garded the opening location as
temporary and expects to ac
quire proprty and construct a
building ”as quickly as posable”.
tending two sessions were Mrs.
E. A, Dunlap and Mrs. Saul Jor
Harry Jaynes, principal of
Kings Mountain high school,
will speak on "Progress And
Problems Of A Now Consoli
dated High School” at Thurs
day's Klwanis club meeting at
6:45 at the Woman’s club.
lor a motor grader.
Mayor John Henry Moss said
Wednesday no further business
is currently listed on Tue.sday's
?eout-0-Rama is a new and dif
ferent Boy Scout event. It is a
show composed of different
Scouting skills demonstrated by
many Cub Scout Packs, Boy
Scout Troops and Explorer Posts.
Purpose of the Scout-O-Rama,
Mr. Crawford said, is lo provide
Boy Scouts with an exciting ad
venturesome experience, to stim
ulate unit activity and to inter
pret correctly the program of
Scouting to all who attend.
Wesley Ki.'^cr is a patient in
Veterans hospital at Columbia.
S. C.. where ho is undergoing
treatment for dermatitis. Ho is
Improving, his wife reports.
Patterson Grove Raptist Church
Within $153 Oi Sanctuary Goal
A Harvest Day offering of $2,-
217.48 Sunday brought the Pat-
torsoii Grove Baptist church
building fund only $153 shy its
goal of $25,000 for a new sanc
. Special services were held at
the 11 o’clock service. Goal fof
the day’s special fund-raising
service was $2,100.
Rev. Richard Plyler, minister
of the church, announc'cd to mem
bers of the congregation that 12
new members had been received
since October 1 and noted an in
crease in Sunday School attend
The Patterson Grove Sundav
School, the minister added, is
now engaged in a program of
advance to enlist 52 new Sunday
Kings Mountain Merchants As
sociation board of directors,
meeting Friday morning in the
Association office, voted to pur
chase more Cliristmas lights to
I The addition will mean pole
I coverings for five jmsts on down-
j town streets, inchuling an eight-
! foot-tall star which lights up
i with a 15 foot garland of 10
; bails which twinkle from each
Barnes. Attempting to start a
fire in a grate, Starr inadvertent
ly used duplicating fluid he mis
took for kerosene. Fire fla.shcd
out. igniting his clotlies.
Joe Lee Woodward, schools at
tendance officer, tore off the Ne
gro man’s burning clothes, put
his own coat around him and
rushed him to the hospital. Starr :
had suffered severe burns about
the eyes, mouth, legs, arms and
stomach. Woodwarci was treated ;
for hand burns.
A native of Gaston County.
Starr was a longtime resident of
Kings Mountain, son of the late
Funeral rites for Miss Georgia
White, 87. were held Tuesday at
3 p.m. from Pattei'son Grove
Eaptiii church of whicli she was
Rev. Richard Plyler officiated
at the final riles and interment
was in the cluirch cemetery.
Miss White dux! at 4:30 a.m.
She was a native of Cleveland
County, daughter of the late Mr.
and NIrs. Crawfoi'd White.
She is survived by a number
of nieces and nephews.
IN NEW POST — W. D. (Red)
Morrison has purchased Lin
wood Crown Service Station
from Gene Early. He was form
erly ossodoted with Victory
Chevrolet Company for 17
New Duties Here
W. D. (Red) Morrison, service
manager of Victory Chevrolet
Company the past 17 years, has
purchas^ Linwood Crown Serv-
ice Station from Gene Eiarly and
is operating the business at the
corner of Linwood Road and
Mr. Morrison assumed his new
duties this week.
A native of Kings Mountain,
Mr. Morrison joined Victory
Chevrolet parts department fol
lowing a tour of duty with the
Army in World War II. He is a
Legionnaire, a past commander
of American Legion Post 1.55.
Mrs. Morrison is the former
Christine Gallant. The Morrisons
and their four children reside in
the Oak Grove community^
Firms To Close
Kings Mountain merchants
will close Thursday, November
25th, Thanksgiving Day.
Local retailers suspended half
day closing on Weflnosday some-
Property To Be
New Bank Site
By MARTIN HARMON
R. S. Lennon, vice-president in
charge of Kings Mountain’s First
Union National Bank, announc
ed Wednesda.v acquisition of a
portion of the J. E. Herndon
property on South Battleground
avenue for construction of the
new 'canking house the bank an
nounced several weeks ago it
Th property purchased by the
bank now is occupied by Ted
Gamble’s Shell Service and will
abut the building occupied by
Blackmer & Company, B. F. Ma
nor Insurance Agency, and
Bridges Radio & T-V Service.
The property fronts 100 feet
on South Battleground and is
120 fetl deep.
Architects are now developing
plans for the new bank building
which officials initially said
will be two stories.
Mr. Lennon said he anticipat
ed the architects will be ready
to present preliminary plans to
the Kings Mountain ‘hoard of
directors in the near future.
The service station property
will be razed.
Cost estimates of the project
await the architects’ report.
Mr. iLennon did not commemt
on First Union National's plan
for future utilization of their
banking house at the comer of
South Battleground and West
Mountain which the bank will
Three Kings Mountain church
es plan Thanksgiving Day break
fasts and six area churches have
scheduled Thanksgiving Day
Traditional breakfasts will be
served at Kings Mountain Bap
tist church, Central Methodist
church and Boyce Memorial ARP
Morning services will include
Thanksgiving Day Mass at 11 a.
m. at Christ the King Catholic
church; a combined service of
worship by Trinity Episcopal
church and St. Andrew’s Episco
pal church at 10 a.m. at the Bes
semer City church; a 10 a.m. wor
ship service at St. Matthew’s Lu
theran church; a 9 a.m. worship
service at Kings Mountain Bap
tist church; a 7:30 a.m. worship
service at Boyce Memorial ARP
church and an 8:30 a.m. worship
service at Central Methodist
Virtually all other churches
plan special services at mid-
time ago. In addition to depart- | prayer services next week
ment stares food stores \v^l re-, services this Sun-
mam open all day next Wednes-
dav to accommodate housewives 1 ' BREAKFASTS
busy fillmg their larders for the I Methodist Men of Central Moth-
holiday. ' odist church will serve the an-
Drug fores will operate on Thanksgiving breakfast at
abbreviated scliedule to give cus- -
tomers prescription service.
Kings Mountain Drug Company
will be open for prescription
service from 2 until 5 p.m., and
for emergency prescriptions pa
trons of Griffin Drug Company
and Me<iical Pharmacy may tele
phone the owners at their resi-
7 a.m. next Thursday. An early
breakfast will be served to those
people who must be at work by
7 a.m., President Gail McDaniel
A special Thanksgiving offer
ing will be received at the 8:30
a.m, worship service for the Chil
dren’s Home, Winston Salem.
Continued On Page 8
Hearing For Margaret McClain Response Good
On Charge Of Murder November 29 jg yp Appeal
A Kings Mountain Negro wo-j curred. Tlie Kings Mountain United
man was charged al noon Satur- j Mrs. McClain said that she had Fund Drive is receiving good re-
day with the slaying of her hut?-1 returned home from Gastonia a- sponse from reports being made
band, who died
blood loss from a
earlier that day in
William and Mrs. Susan Hunter cy room of the Kings Mountain
Starr. He was a veteran of World : Hospital.
War H. I Charged with murder in a war-
Surviving are two brothor.s.
Wesley Starr of Crouse and Ladd
Starr of Cherryvillc: and a sis
ter. Mrs. Henrietta Akins of
Washington, D. C.
The congre;;.?tion anticipales | The lights will be installed by
breaking ground for the new j tlie city electrical crew and will
sanctuary in the spring, Mr. Ply- i be turned on tlie evening of
ler said. ; Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25th.
“We invite all who do not bave| Prsent as visitors were Mayor
a church home in the commun- | John H. Moss and Cit.v Electrical
ity to attend our services”, Mr. i Supt. Hunter Allen, along with
Plyler continued. i a representative of the company
George Allen Home
George W. .Mien, Jr., formerly
of Kings Mountain, who under
went an operation recently for
removal of a brain tumor, was;
able to leave the hospital Sat- !
urday. his mother-in-law, Mrs. L.
P. Stow.-e, said yesterday. i
Mrs. Stowe returned home •
Monday after being in New York |
for several days with the Aliens.'
rant signed by Police Officer
Jackie Barrett is Mrs. Margaret
McClain. 30. She is being held in
jail aw’aiting a November 29 pre
liminary hearing in Kings Moun
tain Recorder’s Court.
Dead is J. Hue MoIx*an, 32, of
411 Morris Street, Coroner J. Ol-
lie Harris said he died at 3:40
a.m. from shock and loss of
blood. Harris said that McClain
had been stabbed once in the
Ac'cording to the police and
coroner’s report the couple had
been arguing. Mrs. McClain said
that her husband tried to cut her,
but slic hit him, he fell and cut
himself in the leg.
Officer Barrett said that the
Harvest Day is an annual pro
gram held during the Thanks
offering the Christmas decora
tions for sale.
President Bill H. Brown pre-
I Mrs. Allen is the former
Stowe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. knife which apparently did the
I Stowe. ; damage was found outside the
I Mr. Allen’s address is: 30 Suy- ^ home in the yard. Barrett said
j dam Drive, Huntington Station,; the stabbed man did not leave
[Long Island, New York» . Ulic house after tlie cutting oc*
round 3:15 a.m. Saturday and she
and her husband got into an arg
ument. The stabbing followed
and Mrs. McClain said she called
the local life saving crew. She
alleges she made the call for
help within five minutes after
Mr. McClain was aliv'e when
he arrived at the hospital. There
was evidence that Mrs. McClain
had tried to stop the bleeding
with a rold towel.
Mrs. McClain was placed in
jail under orders of the coroner
at 5:15 a.m. be<'ausc of the lack
of details from the wife about
the alleged aaldent.
Funeral services were held at
4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at
St. Paul’s Methodist Church in
Kings Mountain. Survivors in
clude his wife; throe sisters. Miss
Pearline McC'Iain and Mrs. Inez
Burris of Kings Mountain, and
Mrs. Carrie Bell Dixon of Dillon,
South Carolina; two brothers,
James McClain of Kings Moun
tain and Joah McClain of Balti
more, Maryland; lliree neices and
by No. 4 Township Volunteer
workers in the 1966 campaign to
Co-Chairman Elmore Ale.xander
said that reports are to be turn
ed in at a meeting of workers
and drive leaders on Monday,
The eight participating organi
zations and their budgeted re
Kings Mountain Rescue Squad,
American Red Cross, $5,000.
Boy Scouts, $4,936.96.
Girl Scouts, $1,500.
Kings Mountain high school
Jacob S. Mauney Memorial Li
Compact high school band, $1,-
Kings Mountain high school
Choral Group, $500.
One gift via the United Fund
sufficies for many, Mr. Alexan
der pointed out, and ho invited
citizens not contacted by a UF
volunteiT to mail their donation
to Mrs. Helen R Blanton, UF
treasurer, d/o First Union Nation