Greater Kings Mountain 10,320
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Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, February 3, 1966
PRICE TEN CENTS.
Snow Moved, Melted But King Winter Boss
is DSA Winner
To Academies '
Congressman Basil L. White-
ne-r announced from his office in
Washington, D. C. this week the
appointment of Michael G. Go
forth to the U. S. Naval Academy
and announced that Philip Stan
ley Bunch has ceen given an al
ternate appointment to the Unit
ed States Military Academy.
Both young men are seniof^s at
Kings Mountain high sehoal. Go
forth is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
I. Ben Goforth of 104 Goforth
street and Bunch is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Bunch of
1000 Margrace Road.
Announcing Goforth’s appoint
ment to Annapolis Con^i^sman
Whitener said that he was happy"
to give the young i.r an an oppor
tunity to become a regular offi
cer in the Navy. “Mike Gofortli
was highly recommended by
many people throughout Cleve
land County for the N.aval Aca
demy. He is a very fine young
man, and he has my very best
wishes for every” possible suc
Tlie alternate appointment giv
en Bunch is for the West Point
academic year beginning in June.
Both young men are active in
school and church affairs. Go
forth is president of the KMHS
National Honor Society, a mem
ber of the B.and Council and
French and Science clubs. He has
also played football, basketball
and track. He is president of the
Continued On Page 6
Of laycee Award
By ELIZABETH STEWART |
Charles F. Mauney, general
nanager of Mauney Hosiery
.Iills and Carolina "Throwing
flcmpany, is Kings Mountain’s
loung Man of the Year for 1965
■nd 12th recipient of the Junior
Chamber of Commerce distin-,
;uished service award.
Mr. Mauney was presented an
'ngraved plaque emWematic of
the honor Tuesday night as his
vife and parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Carl F. Mauney, looked on. Tlie
awarded cited the 31-year-old
Xings Mountain native for "out
standing community service
"hrough loyal, faithful and unsel
fish effort.. .a great contribution
to his community, state and na
Jaycee Vice-President Herman
Greene, in making the presenta
tion at the civic clui’c’s Bosses!.
Nijht binquet at the Woman’s
Club said Mauney fits the de
scription perfectly the leters
DSA, noting that a definition for
distinguished is “to separate
from othei-s by some work or a-
chievement” and service means
“the performance of duty.”
“Mr. Mauney”, said Greene, “is
most deserving of the high hon
or accorded him.
Announcement of the DSA
winner was a closely-guarded
secret. Nominations were sub
mitted frooo the public ,and a
panel of judges over 35 selected
The winners’ wife and parents
were not notified until Tuesday
evening and came from a Cham
ber of Commerce banquet at the
Country Club to be present for
the awards pi-esentation. Mr.
Mauney was invited by Jaycee
president Jacob Dixon and ac"
companied Skellie Hunt to the
“Why me?”, Mauney said, ac
cepting the award. “I don’t really
have much to «ay. I thank you
very much for the wonderful and
hL?h honor you have given me.”
The DSA winner continued, “I
don’t feel I’ve qualified for this
honor. The qualifications are
quite stringent. “I find success of
these projects you have talked
about due to the help and en
thusiasm' and support of a lot of
other Kings Mountain people
whose names are not on this
plaque. On behalf of these folk
I am proud to accept this a-
Continued On Page 6
Funeral Rites Held On Tuesday
For Conrad Hughes,* Ex-Tax Lister
. Funeral rites for Conrad
Hughes, 68, prominent, Dixon
community farmer and No. 4
Township tax lister from 1950-
1965, were held Tuesday at 3 p;
m. frjtps Antioch Baptist church
of which" he was a member. .
Rev. Wayne Tuttle, his pastor,
assisted by Rev. Arqhie Hughes,
a former pastor, officiated at the
final rites, ahd interment was
plade in Mountain Rest cemetery.
of a heart at
tack at 6:15 p.
m. Saturday at
his homc.^ Re
suffered the at-1
tack .while sit
ting in front of
television s e t.
His wife was
per in the kitchen, ca.T.e to call.
him and found him dead. He had
not been ill-
Active in Antioch Baptist
church, near Gbover, he was a
former, deacon and a fori.Tier
Sunday School teacher. A native
of Cherokee County, S. C., he
was a son of Mrs. Florence Wells
Hughes of- the Dixon Commun
ity and the late William Gordon
Hughes. He was married to the*
former Eva Dunlap and the cou
ple celebrated last year their
50th wedding anniversary.
Surviving besides his wife and
mother are nine children: D C.
Hughes, Gene Hughes, Harry
Ray Hughes, John Lewis Hughes,
Mrs. John R. Barber, all of
Kings Mountain, Bill Hughes of
Smyrna, S. C., Jack Hughes of
Pageland, S. C., Erwin ^ Hughes
of Columbia, S. C. and Mrs. Hen
ry Oliver of Shelby. ~_
Four brothers and five sisters
They are G. C. Boone of Rad
ford, V.q., Mrs. Bill Atchley of
Raleigh, Mrs. E. C. Martin, Mrs.
Phillip Baker, Nevette Hughes,
Gordon Hughes, all of Kings
Mountain, Will Hughes of Paris,
Arkansas and Robert Hughes of
Dunnellon, Fla. . Also surviving
are 15 grandchildren and four
Deacons of Antioch church
served as pallbearers.
The family requested that in
lieu of flowers memborials may
be sent to Antioch Baptist churdi
DSA WINNER — Charles F.
Mauney is Kings Mountain's
Young Man of '65 and recipient
of the Junior Chamber of Com
merce award for service.
Mrs. Virginia Greene Grigg,
vWdow of Zeb Grigg, has filed
suit in Cleveland Superior Court
alleging that Frank Sisk and
Sisk Funeral Ho.Tie failed to give
her husband a proper burial.
The Kings Mountain woman
seeks damages in the amount of
$175,000 in a complaint filed Jan
Mrs. Grigg aljeges that her
husband’s grave in Mountain
ResLcemetery was improperly
opened and that after the funeral
she and other members of her
family visited the grave and dis
covered that a portion of the top
of the burial vault was expo'sed
and was visible She said a clos
er inspection showed the top of
the vault was only partially cov
ered with dirt and the top of the
vault, otherwise, was only two
to three inches under the surface
of the ground.
Mrs. Grigg contends she im
mediately called Sisk and re
quested the grave be properly
dug and the Tault be properly
placed thereinr According to the
complaint, Mr. Sisk said “he
would take what action neces
sary.” She further contends that
the defendant violated the agree-
iment and repeated requests by
She alleges the vault "lay ex
posed to the elements and visible
for six months to her humilia
tion, embarrassment and to men
Mrs. Grigg said she paid Sisk
Funeral Home of Kings Moun
tain $1,400.75 for burial services
February 1, 1963. Mr. Grigg died
January 4, 1963.
Defendants in the action are
Frank Sisk, individually; Frank
Sisk, doing business for Sisk
Funeral Home; Ellen ■ rr. Sisk;
Ted M. Barnett and wife, Francis
'The defendants have until Feb.
25 to file an answer to the wi
Attorneys for Mrs. Grigg are
Fall*; Hamrick and Hobbs of
Because of bad weather the
tax listing deadline has; been
extended until Saturday noon.
Property owners are invited to
“list ndw and avoid penalty”.
No. 4 Ibwnship Lister L. L. Ben
son arid" City Tax Lister Mrs.
Steve Harmon said.
J-isting will be underway
'nluridiiy, and Friday from 8 a.
m. untIH4:30 p.m. in the court-
.10*09 ot> City Hall. Tax listers
remain on duty during the lunch
hour both days. Listing on Sat
urday will be concluded at 12
Mr. Benson is assisted by Mrs!
Charles Carttuiter and Mrs.
Plnng^ To One
Believers in the groundhog-
•seeing-his shadow theory were
sure Wednesday the area is In
store for six more weeks of win-
terT ‘ ^
Non-believers were fearsome,
on basis of Saturday’s heavy
snow, the early Sunday snow
which assumed blizzard propor
tions, and subsequent low tem
peratures and icy wind blasts.
The optij^iislic were encour
aged bj' Wednesday afternoon’s
bRglU sunshine, if not by pre
dictions of re-approaching dirty
weather by Thursday.
Saturday - Sunday snows, join
ing snow remaining from Janu
ary 2.5-26, piled liigh tliroughout
the area to a depth of six
Report of one degree tempera
ture was made early Sunday
Most churches cancelled Sun
Auto dealers put the sold-out
tag on the chains bins. ,
Footwear dealers did the same
on the boots shelves.
A lady fell at a super market
and suffered a double fracture
of the leg.
But motorists escaped with
only minor bump-ups.
City and highway department
■road erffws worked ’round-the-
clock to clear streets of the fluf
fy white snowfall, with its un
dercoat of ice.
Schools were closed for the
sixtfi consecutive day Wednes
'There were home troubles dur
ing the recent snow, as exposed
water pipes burst and some fur
naces refused to function.
Among balky boilers were the
two at Kings Mountain hospital
but the repairmen had the plant
in operation again by 2 a.m.
Sunday after a four-hour
C of C Endorses Bond.Issue
Jonas Bridges New Pr^ident
Aid IjT Asked
Mayor John Henry Moss said
Wednesday he will a.sk the Kings
Mountain Medical society foT aid
in encouraging senior citizens
to join the federal medicare ex
tra benefits plan.
He said recent experience <li’r-
ing bad weather brought num
erous pleas from older efti/ens
for coal and other basic necessi
ties, many of the requests in the
wake of illness.
The extra benefits cost the
purchaser $3 per month.
Purchase of the extra benefits
plan must be effected by March
31—for benefits beginning July
—or the senior citizen will not'
be eligible to join for a two-year i
The Mayor said he hoped to
organize volunteer teams for-
afternoon aid in preparing the
forms beginning February 21. "‘lion gallons daily.
By MARTIN HARMON
Members of the Kings Mqun-
tain Chamber of Commerce at
Tuesday night’s annual member
ship meeting urani r.ously en
dorsed the upcoming March l.o
$1.30<1,0(X) boncl issue to expand
the city’s sewage,treatment and
disposal system. j
Following the action. Mayor
John Ileni’y Moss thanked the
memlrers for the support tender
ed and reiteraied prior state
ments by himself and W. E. East-
ei’ling, veteran secretary of the
Local Government commission,
that the city is in position to fin
ance the project without an in
crease in ad valorem taxes.
Mayor Moss pointed out that
the city will be eligible for fed
eral grant on the project of up to
$360,000 on the project, estl.T.ated
by the city’s engineering consult
ar ts to cost $l,2's3,000. >
The resolution adopt, j by
Chamber of Commerce members
“WHEREAS, the North Caro
lina Department of Water Re-
saurces has issued a mandatory
requirement to construct a Sew
age Treatment Plant to treat
sewage and clear stream pollu
tion and a temporary permit to
the City of Kings Mountain al
lowing the discharge of treated
sewage into the Catawba River
Basin and the Broad River Bas
“WHEREAS, the terporary
permit calls for the following
time schedule In the pollution
“(1) .Submit final plans and
specifications for the project a-
long with an application for a
Fcxlcral Grant to their office on
or before April 1, 1966.
“(2) Begin construction of the
project on or before October 1,
>‘(’3) Complete the project and
place into operation on or before
December 31, 1967 and
“WHEREAS, the Mayor and
City Commissioners have indicat
ed a desire to conform with the
above schedule, now
' THEREFORE, the Ghamher of
Commerce of Kings Mourjlaio, N.
C. does go on record as whole,
heartly' endorsing the $1,300,000
bond issue that is oecessai v in
order to accomplish the above
Plans call for doubling of the
MfGill plant capacity to one mil
lion gallons per day and for
building, a new plant /pn Pilot
creek with a capacity of tw o mil-
Ex-Commissioner I. K. Iinilis
Succumbs After Long Illness
Funeral rites for James Kirby
Willis, 72, were held Saturday at
3 p.m. from Kings Mountain Bap
tist church. Interment following
in Mountain Rest cemetery.
^r. Willis, city alderman for
three years in the late ’30’s and
a former automobile salesman at
Victory Chevrolet Company, died
Thursday at 12:40 in the Kings
Mountain hospital following sev
eral months Illness.
He was a native of Cleveland
County, son of the late David
and Nancy Bivens Willis.
An active Democrat, he was a
member of Pleasant Hill Meth-
Surviving are his wife, the
former Kate Hord, one son, J. K.
Willis, Jr. of Kings Mountain;
four granddaughters; and a sis
ter, Mrs. Jason 'Turner of Casar.
Rev. James Wilder, assisted by
Rev. Gordon Weekley and Rev.
James Holder, officiated at the
Active pallbearers were W. D.
WIlHs, b. L. WilUs, Boyd Willis,
Joe irord, Hunter Allen and
SUCCUMBS — J. K. Willis died
Thursday following a long Ill
ness. Funeral rites were held
PHJbSIPENT — Jonas Bridges,
manager o f Radio Station
WKMT, has been elected presi
dent of the Chomber of Com
merce for the coming year.
Mooie Is Top
Trueft Moore, son of Rl'v. and
Mrs. George Moore, of Spencer,
outstanding recruit of his basic
training company at the naval
training center, San Diego, Calif.
Seaman Moore completed basic
training last Friday and now is
in special training’ for Polaris
Moore’s father was -pastor of
Resurrect!.on Lutheran chui^h.
Continued On Page^fl/
Named By Moss
Mayor John Henry Moss an-
nounct?d appointment of two
conjunctive study corrimittees
'One will ■ inve.stigate need for
a central utilities and public
works building. y
The other will smdy a reno
vation program for City Hall.
The Mayor said, “It appears
a central utilities and public
works building will result in
mucli more efficient city opera
tions and will aid implementa
tion of inventory purchase and
control, with consequent sav-'
He noted that the utilities and
public works divisions are split
location-wise between the city
garage and -city hall, with no
space available at either for
.On the committee for a public
works building are the Mayor,
Commissioners T. J. Ellison, O.
O. Walker and Ray W. Cline,
Hunter Allen, electrical superin
tendent, and Grady Yelton, pub
lic works superintepdent.
On the City Hall renovation
study committee are the Mayor,
Commissioners Norman King
and W. Seimore Biddix, and City
Clerk Joe McDaniel, Jr.
Jonas Bridges, general manag,-
er of Radio Station WKMT, is
the new president of the Kings
Mountain Chamber of Commerce,
succeeding J. Ollie Harris.
Mr. Bridges and other new of
ficers and directors were elected
at Tuesday night’s annual mem-
bei’ship meeting at the Country
The me.Tibership elevated Eu
gene Timms to first vice-presi-
Jent, and elected W. S. Fulton,
Jr., second vice-president.
Elected directors for three
years are Richard Maxoy, 'Thom
as A. Tate, and J. C. Bridges.
Directors with two-year terms
remaining are John A. Cheshire,
Hubert McGinnis and B. S.yf’eel-
1 or, Jr. Ehrectons wiA one-year
terms remaining are W. G. Jonas,
John- Warlick and Fred VVright,
Financial- report for the year
showed income of $5,110 and ex
penditures of $4518. Bank bal
ance at year-end was $4,659 com
pared to $4067 at December 31,
Following the business session,
a quartet of the Arthur Smith
Crackerjacks gave a program of
folk music, culminating in group
President Ollie Harris presided.
Drive Leader ^
W. Skellie Hunt, Hearts for
Business Days chairman, said
the solicitation of busi-ness men
by business men carripaign is un
derway in Kings Mountain.
The Kings Mountain man
•Bjiid that solicitors will canvass
stores, service stations, garages,
offices, theatres, motels, city of
fices and all other non-residential
places ifi town for funds for the
1966 Heart Fund.
The business canvass will be
conducted next week.
“In the pre-retirement years of
1965 diseases of the heart and
blood vessels take more lives
than the next five leading causes
of death combineti”, said Mr.
Hunt. Heart disease poses a con
stant threat to business and in
dustry afflicting skilled workers
and executives in their most pro
ductive years”, Mr. Hunt added.
Of Likely Cost
By MAR'HN HARMON
John Gamble Memorial Stadi
um will be constructed.
This was the statement Wed
nesday of George H. Mauney,^
chairman of the Kings Mountain
district board of education, as he
reported receipt of signed con
tracts for the two maj[or portions
of the three-pdrt project.
Key to the project was the
$45,000 contract for approximate
ly 4,000 seats negotiated with I. ^
K. Flack, Jr., of Rutherfordton—
$28,570 below the rejected low
bid of Myers & Chapman, of
Charlotte, received on December
Meantime, the board had voted
to accept low bid of Shelby Con
struction. Company of $67;258.55""
for grading and drainage — pro- „
vided the seating bid could be
lowered. Chairman Mauney said
the Shelby Construction Com
pany contract includes basic
drainage and grading, as the
title implies, and also provides
for building of a standard AAU
track, four practice fields, and a
service road to the practice field
Still hanging in the balance is
the general contract, including
plumbing, electrifying, and sev
eral small buildings including
concession stands and pressbox.
Chairman Mauney says effort is
being made to negotiate this con
Several weeks ago, F. Grier
Morrison, of the architectural
firm handling the stadium plan
ning, said the general contract
should not exceed $25,000.
Accepted bids to date total
A $25,000 general contract
w'ould place the stadium cost at
Architect’s fees, at six percent
of bids, would total $8235._^
Total indicated cost of stadium
Continued On Page 6
After a six-day snow sur-
cease. Kings Mountain district
schools and Cleveland County
schools expect to resume regu
lar schedules Thursday morn
ing-^ bari'ing further inclement
Icy roads at early hours
Wednesday, delayed resump
tion of school another day.
Superintendent B. N. Barnes
said first - of - school holiday
plans provided a four-day East
er weekend holiday, with three
days tentative for bad-weather
insurance, but with Easter
Monday a definite holiday.
^“Now that we’ve missed six
days, I don’t know what the
board of education will want to
do,” he added. Alternatives
could include Saturday school
ing or extension of the term.
Future bad weather stoppage
could also change make-up
plans, he added.
E. R. Alexander
Elmore R. Alexander has been
elevated ffom assistant vice-
president to vice-president of
First Union ' National Bank’s
Kings Mountain operation, ac
cording to joint announcement
by Carl G. McCraw, president,
and R. S. Lennon, vice-president
and general manager.
Mr. Alexander joined the local
branch bank in July, coming
here from First Union’s commer
cial office in Gastonia. Former
ly president of the Carolina Bank
of Graniteville, S. C., he is a
South Carolina native who join
ed First Union’s loan and invest
ment division in March 1964. He
is a graduate of the University of
South Carolina, Class of 1950,
and a Methodist.
In Kings Mountain, Mr Alex
ander is co-chairman of the 1966
Kings Mountain /United Fund
Campaign, a Rotarian and mem-
bebr of the mayoral committee
on downtown development.
The Alexanders and their two
children, Elmore, III, age 13, and
Richard, age eight, have occu
pied a home on Sherwood Lane.
FaUs Seeks Re-election To House;
Aiiedge May Run; Owens To Retire
Representative Robert Z. Falls,
of Shelby, announced 'Tuesday he
will seek a seennd tei~m—his first
as a 43rd housfdlsTlict rep^-e-
Meantime, Re-presentative Hol
lis M. Owens, Jr., of Rutherford
ton, has announced he will not
be a candidate for re-election. He
has served three ter.ms as Ruth
Representative J. Thurston Ar-
ledge, four-term veteran of Polk
—third county in the new three-
county 43rd district—told the
Herald late Wednesday after
noon, “I am seriously considering
A Democrat, Rep. Falls defeat
ed Fields Young and FYed M.
Simmons for the party nomina
tion, then won over Bob Maner in
the November election.
A farmer and businessman.
Falls attended Gardner • Webb
Junior college and The Citadel.
His wife is the former Jennie
In announcing his candidacy
Representative Falls said:
"I am planning to seek reflec
tion to the Ndrth Carolina House
of Representatives as one of the
three members from the 43rd dis
trict. I would like to servo the
people of the 43rd district in the
manner in which I have served
Cleveland County in the past. I
have every in^-mtion of actively
campaigning in the entire district
and believe I can constructively
represent the people of Cleve
land, Rutherford and Polk coun
Rep. Arledge is a Tr>on hard-
wareman, is a Marine veteran of
World War II and the Korean
Three candidates are in the
field for two senatorships of the
Cleveland-Gaston 29th district.
They are incumbents. Jack H.
White of Cleveland, L. B. Hollo-
well of Gaston, along with ex-
Representative Max Childers of
There wa9' another develop
ment Wednesday which might
effect the U. S. Congressional
district carve-up via the recent
special session of the General As
sembly. Renn Drum, Jr., young
Winston-Salem La-wyer, filed suit
in federal court contending the
Assembly erred in its Congres
sional re-districting. He charges
“snake pit” gerrymandering. He
further asks the court to retain
Jurisdiction over CongreMional'