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Kings Moimlain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 76 No. 52
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, December 30, 1965
PRICE TEN CENT
Annual Tax Listing Starts Monday
For Craig D. Falls
Grocer Dies ]
KINGS MOUNTAIN WOMEN WIN SERVICE AWARDS — S. D. Crogon, District Traffic Memoger
of Southern Bell Telephone Company, congratulates Mrs. Virginia Arnette, Service Adviser, for
20 years of service to the compony as Mrs. Jackie Holiifield, Chief Service Adviser, who has 25
years of service with the company, looks on. Both Kings Mountoin women were recently honor
ed for their service.
SF/4 Charles Burns, Kin^s
Mountain serviceman station-
^ed at Ft. Wainwright, Ala.ska,
■icently rc^ceived hi;^ promo
tion. He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs, J. B. Burns.
KM Baptist Calls
Rev. James Wilder
Parking meter rc:*eipts for
the week ending Wednesday
totaled $28B.70. including $189.-
60 from on-strc‘ot meters, SoB.-
25 in fines, and $40.85 from
High School Basketball Coach
Don Parker will speak on
“Athletics and Basketball'’ at
Thursdays Rotary club meet
ing at 12:15 at the Country
Club. Kenton Larsen is pro
Waller J. Kcetcr, gcnoral
manager of Pheni.x Plant of
Burlington Industries and a
newcomer to Kings Mountain,
joined the Kings Mountain Ro
tary club at a recent meeting.
The Kings Mountain high
school Mixed Chorus, under
direction of Mrs. J. N. Mc
Clure. will present a program
of music at Thursday night's
Kiwanis dub meeting at 6:45
at the Woman’s club.
• Next week’s session of city
cordcr’s court will be held on
AViHinosclay. Januar>' 5tli, at 9
a m, instead of Monday as
some firms will obser\’e the
New Year’s Day holiday on
To Be Full-Time
After February 1
Kov\ James M. Wilder. Interim
pastor of Kings Mountain Bap
tist church since mid-August, has
accepted the church’s call to be
;ts full-time pastor, effective Feb
Rev. Mr. Wilder notified the
rrrm ership of his acceptance on
Mr. Wilder has held pastorates
in North Carolina. South Caro
lina. and Florida. He is currently
a part-time teacher of Bible at
ClardnorAVebb College and will
continue in that capacity for the
immediate future. For the past
five years, Mr. Wilder has b('en
a supply and interim pastor in
this area and served Bethlehem
Baptist church in that capacity.
A North Carolina native, he
holds degrees from Wake Forest
college and the Southern Baptist
Seminary at Louisville, Ky.
Mrs. Wilder is a Florida na
tive, also holds a degree from
the Louisville institution, and is
a onetime director of the Baptist
Student Union at Florida State
The Wilders have three chil
dren, Collins Wilder, soon to bo
discharged from the army, Da
vid Wilder, a senior at the Uni
versity of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, and Carolyn Gray
Wilder, a freshman at North
Greenville college, Greenville, S.
Final riles fir Craig Douglas .
Falls, 57, York road grocer, were
held Friday at 3 p.m. from St.
Matthew’s Lutheran church of i
which he was a member. 1
Mr. Falls died Wednesday
■morning at 10 a.m. in Charlotte
Memorial hospital. In apparent
good health, he complained of a
backache Sunday, went into
shock Tuesday. He underwent an
emergency operation Tuesday for
a ruptured blond vessel in the
Son of the late Mr. and Mi’s.
George Patrick Falls, he had op
erated Falls Superette for many
He is survived by his wi^e,
Mrs. Frances Hord Falls; two
daughters, Mrs. Bill Cadi’cn -af
Kings Mountain and Mrs. Lam
bert Voet of Wilmington; three,
brothers, Jonah B. Falls of Kings; 1|1^ RffnSlAjI
Mountain, Floyd Falls of Shelby | A Q DC ItIuIIvII
and Curtis Falls of Gas'mia; j
and five sisters, Mrs. Carl Ram-1 Questionnaires will be mailed
sey, Mrs. Roy Howard, Mi's. | Thursday to all property owners,
Herschol Elgin and Mrs. A. S. j owner tenants, and tenants of
Kiser, all of Kings Mountain; and i the downtown business section in
Mrs. Charlotte Bumgardner of , an effort to determine how much
Elberton, Ga. | or how litile caii be done in im-
Rev. Charles Easley officiated iplementing improvements,
at the funeral rites and mter-
ment was made in Mountain ! The Downtown Development
Rest' cemetery. j Corporation of Kings Mountain,
Active pallbearers were Carl | recently formed, is conducting
P. Finger, Mayor John Henry i the survey.
Moss, S. R. Suter, Jr., W. K. j states, "The pur-
Maun^, Jr., William of the survey is to intro-
Don Blanton and Char.es Mau- ^ Questionnaire to the pro
Funeral rites for Sinclair S.
Bridges, G7, of route 1. wore held
interment following in Patterson
WINS PROMOTION — Jerry
Marlowe has been promoted to
assistant foreman ih the fin
ishing department of Magno
lia Finishing Plant.
Jerry Marlowe, Kings Moun
tain native and son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Marlowe, has been
promoted to assistant foreman
in the finishing department of
Magnolia Finishing Plant at
Blacksburg, S. C.
Mr. Marlowe joined Magnolia
as one of the first crews to be
employed at the plant in August
1963. He was promoted to section
man in July 1964 and was a
merher of the Management
i Training Class.
i A lf»63 graduate of Kings
I Mountain high school, he work*
' ed briefly for Neisler Mills fol*
; lowing graduation.
He and his wife, the foimier
First Union National Bank to-
daj' announced an increase to
t"4'f interest to bo paid on sav-
Wodnrsday at.3:30 p.m. from the ings certificates of deposit hegin-j reside^t"902
Chapel of Harris Funeral Home, ning January 1, 1960. In t j " Xet TheraUend Wt^t
mg details of the new progra^^
R. S Lennon, vice president in i ^ •
,, r» 11 ji J ■ r> la. icharge in the Kings Mountain]^ ^
Mr. Bridges died in Broughton that “This will be ' SORie FimtS ReSUme
Memorial hospital at 2:15 a.m
Tuesday after several years’ ill
A native of Cleveland County,
' he was the son of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Haas Bridges.
Survivors include his wife,
Mrs. Myrtle Carroll Bridges; two
6(>ns. Carl and Paul Bridges, both
of Kings Mountain; three daugh
ters, Miss Virginia Bridges and
Mrs Sam Fitch, both of Kings
Mountain, and Mrs. Spurgeon
McMillan of Laurinburg; two
brothers, Charles Bridges of
-Kings Mountain and Fred Bridg-
# of Grover; two sisters. Mrs.
■)crt Oates, of York, S. C. and
s. Addle Hord of Gastonia:
and seven grandchildren.
Rev. George Leigh and Rev.
W. T. Luckadoo officiated at the
tho highost interest rate paid by [HJid-Wcek ClOSingS
any hank m this area. i ^
Prizes Awa«l First
Arrival Of 1S66
Who will be Kings Mountain’s
first 1966 new arrival? j
Whoever he or she may be,;
Mme w’ill only tell, but several
Kings Mountain firms are ready
to salute the no\v arrival with
A complete list of the firms
and gifts awaiting the first stork
passenger are listed in today’s
Rules for participation in tiie
Kings Mountain Herald’s IHh
annual baby derby csontest are:
1) Winning baby must ’oe bom
in this area.
2) Parents must be residents
of this area.
3) Exact time of birth must be
specified in written statement by
4) All apoilications must be re
ceived at the Herald by Januai'y
5) In the event of a tie, award
will be distributed at the discre
tion of the committee in charge.
The 1965 First Baby was James
Edward Mayberry, Jr. who ar
rived last New^ Year’s Day at
12:44 in Kings Mountain hospi
tal, the third child of Mr. and
Mrs. James Mayberry ctf the
Crowder’s Mountain community.
The youngster will celebrate his
first birthday on Saturday.
Dr. Thomas Durham was the
Annual ciiy and county tax
listing will slai-t Monday and 1
continue through February 1. ,
This year Cleveland County is j
instituting for the Xu'^t time an
option on the listing of household!
goods. A person may itemize his
.lou.sehold goods, as previously, ,
or he may list tiiem “lump sum” ;
at ton percent of the taxable,
»alue cf his dwelling. |
For a citizen who rents the j
home in which he dw'olls, he may ‘
ai:;0 list at ton percent of the
taxable value of the hou.se, or at
•5.x times the monthly rent.
Value of the real estate is not
Purpose of the option, County
Tax Supervisor ^Iax Ila.T.rick
.explained, is t.o provide a fair
yardstick for listing of house
He noted that more than half
of North Carolina’s counties use
this method and that Cleveland
County’s commissioners consid-
j erecl adopting this option five j
years agj. Employment of this,
1 method was deferred, pending-
the 196-1 revaluation of eounly |
j properties. ;
! Mr. Hamrick provided several;
I examples on how the percentage'
1 option will work: !
I A person living in a dwelling |
with appraised value of $40,000 1
would list his household goods'
1 at $2400. Since Cleveland taxes |
on basis of 6.5 percent of ap- 1
praised value, ton percent of the'
taxable value of $26,000 would 1
be $2600, also subject to the sta-1
tutory exemption of $200, for a I
net of $2400. I
Similarly, a person living in a j
house of appraised value of
$10,000 would have a net house
hold property llsiting of $450.
Mr. Hamrick noted that his
office and that of Robert S. Gid-
ney, county tax collector, sampl
ed more than 300 tax listing re
ports which showed that the
itemization method sliowed no
perty owners and tenants of tJie' consi-^itent pattern of listing of
downtown area. The results of j ^^^^sehold properties,
this questionnaire will be invalu-* The city will employ the same
able to the various committees! method, as is mandatory under
of the Corporation as they ‘North Carolina law.
begin work. The answers to these ’ L. L. Benson has succeeded
questions will dictate how much, i Conrad Hughes as tax lister in
or how little, w’e can and should j Number 4 Township and will be
! a.ssisted by -Mrs. Charles Ballard
i and Mrs. C. T. Carpenter, o
No individual answers will be . They will beat City Hall court
matle public. ! room in Kings Mountain from
Tho questions concern length! a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4:3
of occupancy, need for more p.m. daily except Saturdays, whei
Former Grid Coach
John Gamble Dies
SUCCUMBS — Craig Falls.
57* York road grocer, succumb
ed Wednesday. Funeral rites
were held Friday afternoon.
RITES HELD — Funeral rites
for John H. Gamble. Jr., were
held Wednesday morning from
First Baptist church. *1116 form
er KMHS football coach suc
cumbed Mondoy to a
I To Grid Mentor
At Age of 37
i Funeral rites for John Herbert
Gamble. Jr., 37, former Kings
; .Mountain high school football
; coach, were held Wednesday
i I morning at 11 o'clock from First
I Baptist church of which he was
i Rev. B. L. Raines officiated at
■ the final rites, and inlennent
! was made in Elizabeth Baptist
1; j church cemetery near Shelby.
^ Mr. fJaxble died Momlay at
6:45 p.m. in the Kings Mountain
: hospital. He had fought a spinal
i disease, amythrophic lateral
I sclerosis, since October, 1960.
To Greet 1966
I The former Appalachian and
I Gardner-Webb college athlete re-
: ceived alumni citation from
spinal j Qardner Webb college in March
I during the college’s convocation.
; He was cited for teaching and
i youth leadership through ath-
At his funeral yesterday were
■ more than 75 football players
... . and Southwest Conference foot-
kings Moun am is preparing,
to greet the New Year at mid-1 pallbearers, in addition to
night Friday, and some retail students he h.td
businesses aie looking fonvard ^^^^^j^p^
to a New 'iears Day holiday. high school from 1958
George G. Kinney, student at
Southern Seminary, will fill
the pulpit at Sunday serNdcois
at St. Matthew's Lutheran
'Die new 4*4 G savings certi
ficates of deposit will be issued
for a throe year maturity and
will bo available in minimum de
nominations of $500 each with
additions in multiples of $100.
Interest will be computed from
day of deposit to day of with
drawal and will be paid b.y check
mailed to the customer every six
Mr. Lennon said that the now
savings certificates of deposit
can be cashed on 90 days written
notice. Savings certificates of de
posit cashed prior to maturity
still earn the full interest.
This new instrument is the lat
est addition to First Union’s sav
ings program, which previously
Continued On Page 8
The W.M.U. General meorir g
will be held Wednesday at 7:30
p.m. at the Kings Mountain
floor space, needed improve
merits, amount of rents, dale of
recent improvements, and relat
ed other items.
Another question invites opin-
Ihcy will bo at R. E. Hambriehf.
Store in Grover from 9 a.m. to I
.Mrs. Steve Harmon, city la:
lister has announced her schod
ions of the property owners andJule will coincide with the coun-
tenants on causes local citizens i ty’s team.
trade in surrounding co.mmun-1 Marcus Beam is tax lister for
ities and shopping centers.
*66 Tog Soles
Stort On Mondoy
New car tags for 1966 go on
sale in Cleveland County at 9
a.m. Monday. January 3, ac
cording to Carlos Hopper, li
cense plate contracting agent
in Shelly. The law veciuiie.s
that the now tags be diaplayisl
by midnight on Feb. 15.
Lictmse plates may be pu.'-
chased ini Hopper's office in
the Gardner Building in Shel
Tags also may be obtained
byimailing the coinpleted apph
cation form which has been
sent out by the Department of
Motor Vehicles to the Deiwirt-
ment of Motor Vehicles in Ra
leigh with tile license fee. The
separate card.s should not bo
detached and the insuranie
declaration on tho ba,k of cne
of the cards must b(' .>.griefl by
the car owner. These Coi ms
must bo brought to (lie license
office when pui'chasing a GO
Furniture stores and hardware
firms resumcKl their customary
Wednesday afternoon closings
Management of Phifer Hard-
ware Company, Bridges lla^’d-
ware Company, Western Auto
and Kings Mountain I'arm Cen
ter announced they would be
closed each Wednesday afte.'noon
Department stores continue to
be open six days a week.
STOCKHOLDERS TO MEET
Stockholders of Kings Moun-
t a i n Business Development
Corporation will meet 'Hiurs-
day (today) at 10:30 a.m. in
the courtroom of City Hall for
the annual business meeting.
Savings & Irfian Dividends For '65
Total ^,133.64 Foi New Recoid
Number 5 Township. He will list
' from 8 a.m. to .5 p.-.r. at Water’s
[Store Monday, Four-Point Store
! Tuesday, Ware’s Store Wednes-
iday and at Eakov's Store Janu
ary 6. All other listing days he
will be at his own store in Waco.
All citizens arc requirofl to list
their properties for taxes. Men
helween the ages of 21 and 50
arc required to list for poll taxes,
and farmers are require<i to
make production reports.
The law provitlcs penalti<»s for
those who fail to list properties
far taxes and for late listing.
Dodo Phillips, considered by
many as South Carolina’s ali-
time greatest atlilcte. died Wed-
ne.sday of a heart attack.
He starred in football and
baseball at Erskinc College and
was a member of he college's ad
Mr Phillips was well-known in
Kings Mountain, not only by
Erskine ahumni, but by many
others who had enjoyed his ac-
.•asional visits as an after-din
ner speaker at civic clubs and
for church groups.
Traditional New Year’s Eve
parties .fro planned by American
^eginn Post 1.55. Kings Mountain
Moose Lfxlge and Kines Moiin
tain Country club. Breakfast will
be served at the Country Club at
1 a.m. fallowing the last strains
of “Auld Lang Sync." j
Closing Saturday and resum-j
ng ofxjrations Monday will be
these downtown firms: J’hiferl
Hardware, Bridges Hardware,
Western Auto Store, City Paint'
Uore. all fo :d stores, including;
A & P, Harris-Teeter, and Winn-
5ixie Super Markets; Wjll.es
cwelry; Grayson’s Jewelry: Del-
Ingcr’s; the four furniture
tores. Cooper’s. .Sierchi'^ .^Tc-
Gamble w^as given a special
honor last year w’hen the propos
'd 4,000seat Kings Mountain
football stadium was named in
his honor. Gaxble Stadium is
still in the planning stages.
Educated at Gardner Webb and
ASTC colleges, he was reorea-
tional director for the City of
Kings Mountain during the sum
mer of 1956. was business man
ager for the Kings Momitain
American Legion Baseball uam
in 1957, and for three years was
a seasonal park ranger at the
Kings Mountain National Mili
tary Park. He became KMHS as
sistant football coach :n 1055,
.nnis , and Timms . In addition, named head coach a year
he city s financial jnstiiuiions, ],ater. His illness forced him to
ncluding Home Savings & Loan, ro^inn iti 1961
Kings Mountain Savings & Loan. “
and First Union National Bank, I He was a deacon, Sunday
.vill be closed. Tlie Kings Moun- | School teacher and Sunday
ain Postoffice will be closed and School superintendent at First
offices of Kings Momitain City Baptist church,
lall w'ill he closed. I ,, . ^ .
Remaining open for business ! served in the L. S. Army m
Cew Year’s Day will be the city’s J^pan.
department and variety stores,
ncluding: Hoses’ Five & Ton;
Eagles’ Five & Ten; Belk’s; Ful
ton’s; McGinnis Department
Store and Plonk Brothers. Plonk
Brothers will also be open for
business on Monday but the five
other department stores will
take a holiday.
Drugstores will bo open New
Year’s Day. Kings Mountain
Drug Company management has
announced the firm will open an
hour later and close earlier. The
firm will l>o open for business at
: 9 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Satur-
! day night.
He is sur\ivod by his wife, the
former Betty Kobt»rts. a home
economics tea :hcr at Kings
Mountain high school; their son,
Johnny Gamble; his mother,
Mrs. John II. Gamble, Sr. of Mi
ami, Fla.; a brother, Howard
Gamble of Miami, and his pa-
ler-nal grandfather, Wilkes Gam
ble of Kings Mountain.
Southwest football coaches who
served as acti\e pallbearers were
Gerald Allen, Everette Carlton,
Bob Bush. Don Parker, Bill Cash-
ion and Bill Bates.
Dividends on savings accounts
paid by Kings Mountain’s two
savings and loan associations es
tablished another new record
during 1965, as aggregate pay
ments totaled $440,133.64,
The 1965 payment topped the
previous year’s of $401,046.00 by
$39,087.64. The 1963 total was
Semi • annual payments are
made at the rate of 4.25 percent.
Tome Savings &.Loan Associ-
tional and full-paid shares at
June 30, 1965 of $131,982.07 and
at December 30, 1965 $139,776.38.
Ben H. ‘Bridges, secretary of
Kings Mountain Savings & Loan
Association, reported total pay
ments of $83,455.76 at the end of
June, including $46,773.27 on op
tional savings shaix*s and $36,-
682.49 for full-paid shares. Pay
ments on optional savings shares
at December 30, 1965 totaled
$49,302.04 while payments on
n Seci^tary Tl^jVnas A. Tate full-paid shares totaled $35,617.39.
brted paid div^
City Auto Tags
To Go On Sale
City Auto tags will go on
sale at city hall courtroom on
Again this year, the city has
designated the King.s Mountain
Lions club as franchis(?d dealer
for the tags, which sell for $1-
The city and the Lions club
split the net profits.
Sam Weir is chairman of the
lag sale committee and other
members are George Thomas-
son and Willie Williams.
Busy '65 Featured by Celebration.
City Politics. Industrial Growth
Old Year 1965 is fast running,
out of day.s, and the babe 1966
Is just around Die corner. |
Kings Mountain will close out j
the book.s Friday at midnight on'
a news-filU'd year, a year which
will he remembered by local
folk as one of the most prosper
ous in tlio city’s liistory.
Peace, prosperity and health
will bo the wishes of the day
and festivities celebrating the
new arrival aie being planned
here and throughout the nation.
•As llie strains of “Auld Lang
Syne’’, traditional harbinger of a
bright new year are played Fri
day night. Kings Mountain area
citizens can look back on 1965!
and see most had their share of'
fun, happiness and sadness. ,
Some of t!io major events of
the year were one-time happen-;
ings while others wore eontinu- j
ing situations, as newspaper j
headlines reveal a busy Kings'
Mountain history in waning i
year ’65. |
The city’s economic prospects I
for 1965 appeared good, a spot!
survey of area industrialists re
vealed in early January. Their
opinions proved correct as tho
past 12 months proved a good
year for mercantile' *^''*’ufac-
turing and home construction,
K Mills, a new weav.ng in
dustry, located on Floyd street
Kings Mill. Inc., announced just
last week its purchase of King«
Mountain Manufacturing Com
pany, the city’s oldest textile
Kings Mountain Knit Fabrics
constructed a 5,61)0 square foot
building at the site of the old
S & T Gro<’ory.
School de.sogregation became
fact ns 71 Negroes were assign
ed to previously all-white Kings
Mountain high school.
First Union National Bank ac
quired land for the building of
a now banking house and First-
Citizens Bank & Trust Company
will establish a branch bank
hero in early 1966.
President Johnson called for
doubling of the draft In the War
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