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Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 76 No. 51
Kings Mountain, N. C., Wednesday, December 22, 1965
PRICE TEN CENT
Oldest TextOe Plant
Far Exceed Gifts
Bv MARTIN HARMON
Next Week's Herald
On Regular Schedule
N(»xt week’s Herald will be
published on regular sehedulo,
appearing on newsstands Wed
nesday evening, Dec-ombt^r 29.
Today’s Herald is the annual
prc-Ohiistmas edition eontain-
ing Christmas feature materi
als and greetings from mer
chants as well as customary
content of news coverage.
The news was not good p.t the
Kings Mountain district board
of education office Tuesday af
Low bids for two of three con
tracts for John Ga.Mblc Stadium
clearing, grading and storm
drainage (li and for seating •
totaled $m,00S.5ri. ,
No bids were received on the
general contract, though seven
contractors had plana, including
three who entered bids on other
phases of the three-phase offer
ing, Charles Grier Morrison &
Associates, the architects, think i
I (he general contract^should cost I ^^^ry Moss has
*. , t appointed an advisory committee
With architects fees of six per-!
cent this would mean a total of
Offices of the Herald will
close at 1 p m. Wednesday, re-
V opening on Monday, December
I Advisory Group
I Named By Mayor
of ai*ca industrial purchasing a-
gents to assist a city committi'e
about $176,000 exclusive of ad
ditions should the grading con
tractors encounter rock, as anti
cipated by all firms which bid.
11 The board of education re
jrctcxl the two bids for seating,
where Myers & ChapTnii. of
Cliarlotte, was low at $73,-570. to
('rowdor Construction Company's
$76jfX)0. Crowder is another
2> The beard instructed the ar
chitects to confer with the low-
bidder, Shelby Construction Com
pany at $67,25S.55. on the grad-
Ing-clearing-storm drainage con
tract to determine what .savings
might be effected by a change in
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t iv n II o. CO sT. 1 achusetts Mohair Plush Com-
Mrs Lillie Bell Byers, 6b, wife j
of Samuel Byers, died Monday ' ^ '
morning in the Kings Mountain
in setting up a system of pur
chase and inventory control.
He said the joint committee
will meet Monday morning at 10
o'clock at City Hall, adding he
anticipates a report at the Jan
uary coirmission meeting on
Tuesday, the eleventh.
“I anticipate the recommenda
tions will be in manual form,”
Named to the advisory group
are Fred A. Dixon. Lithium Cor
poration; Kelly Bunch, Fiber In
dustries; Robert Lowe. Craft-
spun Yarns; Ro'nert W Hurlburt,
Foote Mineral Company; VV. J.
Kecter, Phenix Plant of Burling
ton Industries; Clinton Jolly and
J. D. Hammett, Carolina Throw'-
ing Company; Jay Powell, Su-
I perior Stone Company; Tom
; Burke. Lambeth Rope Corpora
tion; and James E. Amos, Mass-
hospital following several weeks
Funeral rites will be held Wed
nesday at 3:30 from First Wes
leyan Methodist church of which
^^he was a member. Rev. John
^■larris and Rev. J. W. Phillips
officiate and interment will
be in Moimlain Rest cemetery.
Mrs. Byers was a native of
Rutherford County, daughter of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Hull Hill.
In addition to her husband, she
is survived by two sons. James
Alvin West of Gaffnej’, S. C. and
Carl Junior West of Blacksburg,
S. C.; three daughters, Mrs.
James Staley of Huntersville.
Mrs. Cora Lee Jones and Mrs.
Randolph Yarbro of Kings Moun
The commission committee in
cludes the Mayor as chairman.
Comimissioners O. O. Walker and
T. J. Ellison, and City Clerk J.
H. McDaniel, Jr.
The study commission
authorized in December.
Dr. Frank Sincox will head the
Kings Mountain appeal for cere
bral palsy and J. Ollie Harris
will serve as vice-chainman.
Announcement was made by
Dr. Edward King, Cleveland
County chairman of the 1966 an-
tain; a step-son, Eddie Byers of ; nual campaign, who also said
Kings Mountain; a stepdaughter.! that Mrs. James Lybrand will
Mrs. Bill Kiser of Gastonia: and | serve as fund treasurer,
five sistei-s, Mrs. Frank Adams County treasurer for the drive
of Kings Mountain, Mrs. Bertha is Fred Morchead of Shelby.
Sisk and Mrs. Mattie Pruitt.] It was erroneously reported in
both of Forest City, Mi's. Effiejlast week’s Herald that Harris
Bailey and Mrs. Odessa Fowler, j would serve as chairman,
both of Inman. S. C.; a half-; A house-to-house canvass will
brother, Rev. Hill Kiser of Wins- be conducted in Kings Mountain
ton Salem; 29 grandchildren and'Tuesday, January 11th, from 7
five great-grandchildren. i until 10 p.m.
Empty Stocking Fund Tops SIOOO;
Civic Groups Also Aiding Needy
Christmas 1965 will be a boun
tiful one in the history of the
country and the indigent families
of the Kings Mountain area will
enjoy its plenty.
Many of the town’s civic or-
K ranizatlons, churches end other
;roups are working toward mak
ing Christmas a merry one for
The Empty Stocking Fund
swelled to $1041.57 Tuesday and
Kingfl Mountain ^Ministerial As
sociation, sponsor of the
appeal, will aid Santa on Christ
mas Eve with slaple food items,
fuel, clothing and toys for many
area needy "families.
Last year more than 200 Kings
Mountain area families were
made happier at Christmas via
gifts from the Empty Stocking
Fund. The appeal will continue
through Christmas Eve, with
various merchants ringing the
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Hord Is Retiring
I At KM PostotHce
CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD ^ The child bom in Bethlehem nearly twenty centuries ago
is bora anew in modern times in the hearts of peoples in many lands. Cultures oround the globe,
os the paintings shown here reveoL have gone be /ond thinking of Christ as someone proclaimed
by western missionaries and their churches. Artists of Asia, Africa, the Meddle East and Lotin
America visualize Christ as a mon born in their environment. At top left, "Wise Men From The
East" by Agha Behzad, outstanding Christian artist of Iran, ond ot top right, "McKlonna of the
Stars", by Heung Chong Kim, of Seoul, Korea. At bottom left artist David Chituku's "Madonna
and Child", At bottom right. Miss Doelia Castro of Argentina's "Boy And Star." A collection
of this specialized art hos been fostered by the Committee on World Literacy omi Christian Lit
erature, a 22-yeor-old interdenominational agency. "Lit-Lit", as it is known internationolly, bos
helped teoch millions in many countries to read and write.
Six Christmas Eve Services
Here; Two Christmas Day
42 Years Ago
Gvorge B Hold, assistant post
master, will retire December 30,
just 42 years after he joined
Kings Mountain postoffice as a
clerk on New Year’s Day 1923.
His review of the 42 years: "I
know there were many times of
j hard work and times I wnslied I
1 were someone else, but all and
\ ail it’s been good.’’
1 During the period Mr. Hord
! worked in (and out of as a city
carrier for five yeare) three
buildings and for five postmas
ters. He became assistant post
master October 16, 19^.
When Mr. Hol'd became clerk,
the late Sylvester S. Weir was j
postmaster. He was succeeded by
the late James A. Ware and he |
was succeeded by the late W. E. ^
Blakely. After Mr. Blakely’s re- i
tirement, W. T Weir, son of S. |
S. Weir, was acting postmaster.
u-ntil the appointment of Post
master Charles L. Alexander.
In 1923, the postoffice rented I
the Hord building between pre-!
sent Morrison Loan Company
and Central Barber Shop. On
January 1, 1930. it rented the
Battleground avenue building
then owned by the W. A. Mau-
ney Estate and now occupied by
RETIRING — George B. Hord,
ossistont postmaster, will com
plete 42 years of service with
Kings Mountain postoffice
when he retires December 30.
The new postofficc-owned post-
office was occupied on July 7,
I Mr. Hord is a Kings Mountain
I native, son of the late Joseph S.
and Frances Stubbs Hord. His
wife is the former Mary Alice
Knox of Chester, S. C. There are
two children, Mrs Mary Helen
Pike and George B. Hord. Jr.,
both of Greensboro, and three
Mr. Hord is a member of Kings
Mountain Baptist church.
Religious services will high
light the community’s observance
of a traditional Christmas.
Six Kings Mountain churches
plan Christmas Eve services and
two churches plan Christinas
Eleven o’clock Christmas Eve
candlelight services will be held
Friday night by congregations of
First Presbyterian church. Res
urrection Lutheran church and
SI. Matthew’s Lutheran church.
Midnight Mass will be celebrated
at Christ the King Catholic
Trinity Episcopal church and
St. Andrew’s church of Ik'ssr-
mer City will hold a joint service
at 11 p.m. Christmas Eve at the
Bessemer City church. Their
Christmas Day servU'c at 10 a.
m.. featuring Holy Communion,
will be held at the cliurch here.
Eleven o’clock Mass Christmas
morning will be adebrated at
Christ the King Catholic churcli.
A 9 ajm. Mass will be celebrated
at Immaculate Heart of Mary
church in Cherryvllle with the
local minister, Rev. C. F. Hill, in
Music by the church choir and
the Sacrament of Holy Commun-
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Stores Open Later
Majority of merchants arc
open later than normal this
week for the benefit of last-
minute Christmas shoppers.
Mo.st Kings Mountain stores
will be open ’til 9 p.m. Wed
nesday and Thursday nights,
observing “Saturday hours” on
Friday, Christmas Eve.
Retail merchants will be
closed Christmas Day, Satur
day, December 25th, reopening
Kings Mountain retail busi
nesses will be open on New
Year’s Day, Saturday, January
1. members of the Merchants
Association board of directors
voted recently. Stores will close
on Monday, January 3.
City Hall will bo closed
Christmas Eve and Christmas
Financial institutions will be
closed Christmas Day and De
The poslofficc will be closed
Christmas Day only.
Annual Christmas party for
children of the Sunday ^hool
of Macedonia Baptist church
will be held Friday night a4 7
p.m. The Primary Department
will lead a brief program after
which Santa Claus will distrib
ute gifts and treats.
Kings Mountain’s industrial
workers will begin holiday vaca
tions lasting from three days to
seven day’s this week.
Several local industrial plants
are paying Christmas bonuses
this week as has been their cus
tom in past yt>ars.
Lambeth Rope Corporation
will be closed Thur.sday, Friday
and Saturday, rooponing on Mon
day mortiing. Kings Mountain
Mica Company offices will be
closed on both Thursday and
Friday and Foote Mineral Com
pany will be closed Friday
through Sunday, resuming oper
ations Monday morning. Superi-
or Stone Company will be closed
I Friday and Saturday.
At the Bessemer City plant of
Lithium Corporation of America
workers will also got a thrcc-day
holiday from December 24th
through 26th. reopening on Mon
Kings Mountain Manufactur
ing Company will close on Christ
mas Eve, reopening on Wednes
day, December 29th, an official
of the plant said yesterday.
Workers at Phenix Plant No.
1 of Burlington Industries will
observe holidays from the end of
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Craig Falls. York Road grocer,
is seriously ill at Charlotte Me
morial hospital, where he under
went an emergency operation
In apparent good health. Mr.
Falls complained of a backache
Sunday, went into shock Tues
day morning. His family was
told he had suffered a niplured
blood vessel in the abdomen.
He remained a patient in the
hospital’s intensive care ward
Gar>’ Stewart, sport.s (‘ditor of
the Herald, and Mrs. Maudie
Parker Garris, Kings Mountain
beautician, sustained injuries Fi1
day afternoon after a two-car
collision at the comer of West
Gold and Canslcr slmets.
Mrs. Garris suffered an ear
laceration, which required sev-
I eral stitches, several minor
\ bruises, and said at her home,
j 805 Maner Road. Wednesday she
still had considerable soreness
in the arm and hip. She regain-
I ed consciousness, she said, when
entering Kings Mountain hospi
Stewart suffered lacerations on
the head, both legs, and a right
anm sprain. He also had emer
gency treatment at Kings Moun
tain hospital Neither were ad-
j mitted. Stewart has not been
! able to return to his Herald du-
I Both cars were heavily damag-
; cd. Estimates of damage to the
I Garris-driven car, a ’61 Cadillac
! owned by John Arnold Queen,
. Route 2, Bessemer City. W’ore
1 $2.(XK>, and to the Stewart car, a
j'64 Corvair, S1.500. Additional
property damage was $225, cjost
of the hydrant cut off when the
Cadillac struck it.
Mrs. Garris was proceeding
I south on Canslcr, Stewart w’ost
Mrs. Garris w*as ('barged with
failing to observe the stop sign.
Officers William Roper and Ellis
In a more minor accident the
previous day. Gene Franklin Aus
tin suffered $1(X) damage to his
Continued On Page H
Kings Mill Inc.
To Take Over
By MAR-HN HARMON
Kings Mill, Inc., a newly-fonn-
ed corporation, is purchasing the
plant and equipment of Kings
Mountain Manufacturing Com
pany, the city’s oldest textile
plant and will take over opera
tions effective next Tuesday.
A Kings Mill spokesman, who
declined identification, issued
this statement Tuesday:
“Kings Mountain Manufactur
ing Company will be sold in its
entirety effective December 28.
Thereafter to be owned and op
erated by Kings Mill, Inc.
“The new management plans
to completely modernize this mill
with the lau^t and most up-to-
date equipment available.
“It will b(' engineered to manu
facture carded knitting yarn on
a six-day per week operating
"It is the sincere hope of the
new management to make this
mill into one of the finest tex
tile plants in the area and to be
an asset to the City of Kings
He added that Paul Ow'ens,
KM Manufacturing superintend
ent, will remain with the new
firm as director of operations.
I He added that equipment mod-
jernization will begin immediate-
The sale does not include the
mill-owned houses adjacent,
j The transaction was confirmed
I by Aubrey Maun(?y, general man
ager and secretary-treasurer of
I KM Manufacturing who said,
“Kings Mountain Manufacturing
Company as contributed much, in
its 73 years, to the welfare of the
Mr. Mauney continued. “The
future operation of the mill is
well - assured. The product
throughout its history has bwn
carded W’oaving yarn, but will be
changed to 28 1 carded knitting
yarn for a financially interested
customer in Martinsville, Va.,
Sale Knitting Company, Inc.”
Mr. Mauney became secretary-
treasurer of KM Manufacturing
in 1941. Current president is Mrs.
S. A. Mauney, who suc'ceeded her
husband at his death in 1952.
"Old Mill" Community Venture,
First Meeting at Railway Depot
(Ed. Note: Aubrey Mauney
has gleaned the follow’ing facts
on the 73 year history of Kings
Mountain Manufacturing Com
pany from the firm’s minute
Kings Mountain Manufactur
ing Company, the city’s first tex
tile firm, familiarly known as
the “old mill” was organized in
February 18SS and went into
production the follow-ing year.
It was a community venture,
the first organizational meeting
being held at the railway depot,
and with initial subscribers to
taling an even 100. The first
stockholders included merchants,
doctors, ministers, school teach
ers, masons, carpenters, dress
makers and day laborers—both
white and black.
Principal leaders wore Captain
Fi'ono Dilling, I. W. Garrett, J.
A. Torrence, W. O. Ware, W. A.
I Ware, J W. Ware, J. H. Craig,
L. L. Jenkins, W. A. Mauney
and J. S. Mauney, virtually all
forebears of many Kings Moun
tain citizens of today.
First supc'rintendcnt was J. M.
Williams, and several successors
included C. E. Noisier, Sr., P. A.
Carpenter, J P. Long and C. Q.
W. A. Mauney was first presi
dent, seiving for 40 years. Dur
ing much of this period J. S.
Mauney and his son S. A. Mau
ney wore actively in charge of
the mill's management
I Now ‘when Jetnts was born iu
■ Bethlehem of Judea in the days
I of Herod the king, behold, there
j ujwc men from the east to
Saying, where is he that is
\born King of the Jewsf for ive
j Iwrc seen his star in the east,
land are eome to worship hinu
When Herod the A;mpr had
\ heard these things, he loas frow-
I bled, and all Jerusalem with him,
1 And when he had gathered all
the chief priests and scribes of
the people together, he demanded
ct them where Christ should be
And they said unto him. In
Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus
it is toritten by the prophets.
And thou BefhJch^n, in the
land of Juda, art not the least
among the phnees of Juda; for
out of thee shall come a (lot.*ern-
or, that shall rule my people Is*
Then Herod, when he had priv*
ily f'-alled the loisc enquired
of the diligently what time the
Aud he sent them to Bethlc*
hem, aud said, Go and search
diligently for the young chUdf
and when yc have fotmd hiuh
bring me word again, that I may
worship him also.
When they had heard the king^
they dcixirtcd; and, lo, the star^
which they saw iw the vast, went
before them, till it (‘crme and
stood over where the yrntng child
M'hen they soTw the star, they
rejoiced w'ith exceeding great
And when (hey were eomc ivfo
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