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Greater Kings Mountain 10,320
City Limits 8,008
ThU Ugon fai Creotat King* Mountain t* derived itom
the 18SS King* Mountain dty directory eensu*. The city
Umlti ftguie Is froB the Uoltod States census of 1960.
Kinqs Mountnin'e Relicrbli^ Newspaper
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VOL 77 No. 14
tstabiisSed 1889
Kings Mountain, N. C., Ihursday, April 7, 1966
Seventy-Seventh Year
Treasurer Post
Proves Popular
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CAR IN WHICH MORROW DIED — Firemen, res ue workers ond patrolmen are pictured above as
they tried to extinguish the flames and rescue a 50-year-old man, Carl Morrow, trapped in his
late-model Ccrvair Sunday ni^ht when his car wrwkcd end burst into flames. The men stand
ing over the wreckage bock of the car is city policeman Earl Stroupe. The investigating patrol
man, Ray Woods^ at the far left beside firemen. (Photo for the Herald by Lem R. Lynch).
Two Kings Mountain Citizens
Killed In Weekend Accidents
In lace; liifnf
BsaSItne'Hears .|
With the filing deadline for
county political offices only
' eight days distant, the most dc-
j sired county position, if num-
I her of candidates count, is that
jof county trea.mrei, .sought by
! [cur Democratic candidalcc.
i '>-t in lino is the s’lerilt's of-
ifice, sought by three Democrats.
1 Least popular, again from the
numerical standpoint, arc the
offices of judge of recorder’s
court, .sclicitor of that court, eoro-
j nec, and 43rd district repre-ienta-
I live ter the state House of Kepre-
j sentatives. Lone candidates seek
the judge, solicitor and coroner
3t3, while three candidates
the three-seat
Easter Sunrise
iService Sunday
The Kings Mountain Mm.-tcr-
ial Association w.ll conduct the
traditional Easter Senrise Serv
ice Sunday ^rrorning at 6 a.m. in
Memorial Park of Mountain Rest
Rev. L. Thomas Richie, pastor
of Boyce Memorial Associate Re
formed-Presbyterian church, will
Mrs. Metcalf,
C. E. Monow
Fatally bjoed ^
Two Kings Mourttain citizens
died in Palm Sunday auto wrecks
and a third remains hospitalized
for injuries in a Gaffney, S. C.
Carl Edward Morrow, 50, o|_
route 1, employee of Massachu--
setts Mohair Plush Company,
was burned to death Sunday at
7:15 p.m. when his car left N.C.
161, tumbled down a 20-fo'Ot em
bankment near Paul’s Fish Camp
and burst into flames.
Mrs. Bessie Lee Metcalf, 37,
wife of Johnny Miller Metcalf,
406 S. Cherokee street, died Sun
day at 11:15 p.m. of injuries sus
tained early Sunday morning in
an auto wreck on U. S. 29, the
Blacksburg-Grover road one mile
south of Grover.
Mr. Metcalf’s condition is re
ported satisfactory at Cherokee
County hospital.
Investigating patrolman Ray
Woods and Frank Holman said
that Morrow was traveling alone.
His late model Corvair was head
ed east on N. C. 161 and left the
road on a straight stretch of
road about two miles south of
the city limits.
Metcalf’s auto reportedly went
out of control at 12:30 p.m. Sat-
ixrday on the Grover-Blacksburg
road in South Carolina and over
turned. Mrs. Metcalf died Sun
day at 11 a.m. in Spartanlmrg
General hospital.
Highway patrolmen. Kings
Mountain policemen and firemen
worked some 15 minutes in an
attempt to extinguish the fire in
Morrow’s auto and free the body
from the weekage.
Investigating Highway Patrol
man Ray Woods and Frank Hol
man quoted a witness, Charles
Bridges, as saying that the Mor
row auto suddenly swerved off
the highway and plunged down
the embankment. Bridges said
that when he stopped his car
and ran to the scene the entire
area was aflame.
Constable C. A. (Gus) Huff-
stetler arrived on the scene sec
onds later and both ‘he and
Bridges made a vain attempt to
pull Morrow from the overturn
ed car. By the time firemen were
called and arrived on the scene,
the entire car had been ravaged
by fire and the metal body was
red hot, investigators reported.
An unidentiried Negro man
walking along the road near the
accident scene was rushed to
Kings Mountain hospital after
being hit by the pipe pole of the
Grover fire truck. 'The man had
three stitiches sewed in one leg
but was released.
Morrow is a native of Duck-
town, Tennessee, eon of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Fate Morrow. He
was a veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Minnie Wells Morrow; a son,
Carl Morrow, Jr. of Kings Moun
tain; three sisters, Mrs. S. W.
Continued On Page 8
Ex-State Gridder
George Allen's
SUPERVISOR — Leoxi Adams,
Jr.. Kings Mountain n^ive and
son of Compact School Princi
pal L. L. Adams and Mrs.
Adams, has been named music
supervisor , in the Arkansas
Public Schools.
Adams Named
To School Post
Leon Lovejoy Adai.r.s, Jr., 30,
Kings MSuntain native and Little
Rock, Arkansas Negro, was nam
ed Tuesday as supervisor of mu
sic in the pjjblic schools, a new
position in the state Education
Department. •'
Curtis Swaim, as.sistant
commissioner for instructional
services, said Adams had an ex
ceptional background and c.xper-
ience in tcacliing music.
Adams was teaching music at
Horace iMann higgh school in the
Little Rock school system when
he was selected from a )iu.T.i.:er
of applicants for the Education
Department opening. The school
has won top honors in music fes
tivals at both Philander Smith
College at Little Rock and Ar
kansas AM and N College in re
cent years.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. 1. Ad
ams, Sr., Adams was graduated
from C.)mpact high school whore
his father is the principal, and
from Tennessee State University
with a degree in music. He went
on to the University of Illinois
where he earned his master’s de
gree in music. He also has at
tended Indiana State University
to further his teaching career
and has al.rost 60 hours toward
a doctorate in music, Swaim said.
Adams has e.xpcrience in both
voice and instrument teaching.
While at Tennessee and Illinois
he was a member of the concert
and marching bands and also
sang in the choir at . Tennessee
State. He has extensive training
in teaching 'elementary music
Swaim said he expected Adams
for the, remainder of the school
year to coordinatqjthe programs
of music teachers in The schools.
Adams, by invitiatton, also will go
into schools to help with the de-
I CbtihHM^ On Page S
Funeral rites for George Wil
liam Allen, Jr., 43. of Long Is
land, N. Y., will be held ’Thur.s-
day morning at 11 o’clock at
First Presbyterian church.
Mr. Allen was a salesman for
Fox & Wells, of New York, tex
tile sales agents wlio represent
ed Dover Mills, of Slielby.
A native of Cleveland county,
he was the son of George W. Al
len, Sr., former Kings Mountain
police officer and merchant, and
the late Ocic Moore Allen. He
was a first cousin of Cleveland
County Sheriff Haywood Allen.
Mr. Allen died at 2 p.m. Mon
day afternoon in a New York
hospital. He had been ill for sev
eral months, sioca. undergoing
an operation for removal of a
brain tumor.
He was a graduate of Kings
Mountain high school, and of
North Carolina State college,
where he starred in football. He
played first under Coach Doc
Newton, then served with tlie
army in Worl(H(War II, and re
turned to State, this time play
ing under Coach Beattie Feath
Surviving, along with h i s
father, riow a Pahn Harbor, Fla.,
merchant, arc his wife, Mrs. Bet
sy Stowe Allen, also a former
see3 to represent
43r!-l district.
To date, there has been no Re
oubiieaii activity at the county
Two more eandirleler, both
women, entered the treasurer.*'
race during the past week. 'Iliej'
arc Mr-.. Doris Dent Osbogie.
veteran Shelby Star proofrjcader,
and wife of James L. (Jim) Os
borne, bailiff of recorder',? and
superior ccart, and Mrs. Druseil-
la Morgan, wife of Fred A. Mor-
,gan, engineering manager o^
Magnolia Finishing plant at
Blacksburg, S. C.
. Broadus A. Hamrick paid hir
filing fee for sheriff. Challenger
A t. 3. Cline and Sheriff
Haywood Allen had already paid
making the three-man prlmai-y
ijace official. ^
Previously annoikiced „ randr-
4d3tcs fpr tvea6ur^.,JM»>-WilMaiin
' C. Willis and Mrs. Har’let Rob
erts Evans.
Mrs. Osborne is a South Caro
lina native who has lived in
Cleveland County since 1931. Em
ployed for 20 years by Cleveland
Mountain Rest Cemetery
Supt. Ken Jenkins said that
mo.oi'ists are asked to en er
the cemetery Sunday by way of
the Suber Gate on East Gold
street. All other gates will be
oi>en only to walking traf'ic.
Boy Scouts will distribute pro-
g-ams. In event of rain the
service will be held at Central
I deliver the Easter Sermon, :in<l
I'members n' the Kings Mountain
I! high school choral •'society will
sing. “Wlien 'Die World Began To
iWake.” Mrs. J. N. McClure williM.s. William Aioxander Ware,
j direct tlie chorus and Mis.s Libby I He v ir a grar! ale of E .kinr*
i Alexander will bo at the piano, j ccllege and for many vear.s wa.s
Other ministers of the com-' a TTirUier in Ware and S.ons.
munity will participate on the ;'vliolesale disfri'.n’.lorR in tie* city
program. He w.os an elder of Boyce Me-
Rev. C. R. Goo<ison, president moi'ia) ARP chun-li a member of
of the Ministerial Associali.m, , Fairview Lodge 339 AF & AM
* - at 14
Funeral foy Mo-ffatt Ale.xander
Ware, Sr.. 74, prominent Kings
riountain bu’.;ine3sman, wr.s held
Saturday at 11 ajT. f.’'om Boyc
Memorial Associate Rc.formcd
Pre,-,hy,eiian chiirch cf winch he
was a member.
Mr. Ware succumbed Thursid.ay i
■Tt 4:.''i2 p.m. m the King.*; Moug- |
tain hc.spital after a longdiy ,11
A native of d'oeiand
he WHS son of the late
r’our. y
M'". and
Mills at Lawndale she joined the
Sheli jy Star in 1952.
The Osbornes have two chil
drejl., James i.. Osborne, Los An
gelcs, 'Calif., an engineer with
Hughes Aircraft, and Mrs. Rol>
ert Ft. Lee, of Columbia, S. C. As
Patty Osl'.orne, Mrs. Lee was
Miss North Carolina and repre
sented the state at the Atlantic
City, N. J., national beauty pag
—Mrsr-Morgan is a Rowan eooft*
ty native, is a onotime employee
of the Employment Security com-
irrission. She is now employed in
the Gardner-Webb college alumni
School Sets Service
For Benefactress
•vvill lead the c.all to vorshin, and
Rev. R. L. Garvin, pastor of ^
Mount Zion Baptist church, will
read tlio scripture. The morning
prayers will Ik* offered by Re..;
John Harris, uaslor of first Wes- j
'cyan church, and Rev.
Roy Lockiidgp, pastor of El
Bethel Methodist church.
In event of rain the service will.
e held in the auditorium of Cen- i
tral Junior high school. |
We invite the entire commun- i
ty to worship with us in this
most meaningful service”, said
Mr. Goodson.
Finley Funeral
Alumni and friends of iho
Episcopalian Patterson School in
j Caldwell county have been in-
I vited to attend open house on
i May 8, which will be featured
I by a memorial service for Mrs.
j Katherine F’alls Frazier, former
! Kings Mountain citizen.
I Mrs. Frazier was a patron of
Kings Mountain citizen, a son, | the school, who betiueatlicd it
Steven Allen, and a daughter, l $4000 and a quantity of scouri-
Continued On PctfJib S ' ties.
Agriculture Coiumissioner Graham
To Speak At Lions Farmer Fete
JaimCs Allen Graham, North
Cardlina Commissioner of Agri
culture, will make the principal
address at Tuesday night's Farm
er’s Night banquet of the King.j
Mountain Lions club.
Dinner will be ser\cd at 7
o’clock at the Woman’s club.
A cattleman, farmer and
nessman, Mr. Graham was ap
pointed Commissioner of Agrioul-
ture July 29, 1964 by Governor
Terry Sanford to complete the
tenm. of the late L. Y. Ballentine.
He was elected to a four-year
term November 3, 1964. By le'gis-
lation he is chairman of the State
iBo-ard of Agriculture, the State
Board of Gasoline and Oil in
spection and the board of direct
ors of the' North Carolina Hall
of F-amc; member of the North
Carolina Milk Commissian, the
Crop Seed Improvement Board
and the Atomic Energy Adrisory
He holds a degree in agriful-
tural education from N. C. Srate
college and taught vocational
agriculture at one time in Iredell
Farmers of the community will
be guests of' the Oons club.
William Plonk is cUcdrmau'of
SPEAKER—James A. OredMBm,
,pf Bdelgh, Noxtli CcBoliBa
Commissioner of Agrtcoltvie,
will speak to Kings Mountain
Lions at their annuol FoormOr's
Night bonquet Tuesday.
the Lions Farmer’s Night com
mittee which also Inchides Carl
F. Mauncy.
Spelifeg Champ
William Herndon, Jr., san o:
.Mr. and Mrs. William Herndon,
Sr., retained his title Wedncsilay
as the champion elcwontary stu
dent speller in the Kings Moun
tain district system.
He will represent Kings Moun
tain schools again in the Char
lotte Observer’s annual spelling
Runner-up and winner of the
Frank Summers spelling medal
for 1965 is Meredith McGill,
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John C.
McGill. She is a“05tx1ii-grade"sttm
dent at West school and spelled
correctly 6-1 of 100 words.
Herndon, eighth grader at Cen
tral school, spelled correctly 80
of 100 words. As last year, he
.vas not eligible for the Su.rmer.<
medal because he was a previous
winner. It is given to the same
person only once. ' (
Wednesday’s test was written,
with Robert M. Kennedy, princi
pal of East school, pronouncing
tlic 100 words. Faculty peinbers
from each school participating
made up the panel of judges.
Representatives of other elc
mentary schools in the contest
vverc Karla Smith, sixlli gradei
at Park Grace; Paula Moss, sixth
grader at North; Irelon Easley
fifth grader at; Jame.s
White., eighth, gfqtiei:,,.d.t,., ,P*>yi<>
son; Liii’da Ross, eighth giadci
at Com.pact; Norma .Moiri.son.
sixth grader at Grover; and Ed
Robbs, sixth grader at Beth ware.
Kings Mountain s-chools have
had two Charlotte disti'ict win
ners in past years wlio went to
the national contest at Washing
ten, D. C. 'rhey were Bohhy Eat
ly and Jan W’illiams.
Good levels
To Be Tapped
Kings Mountain club
in cooperation with tlie Kings
Mountain Police Department will
soon start a program to recog
nize the local teen-age drivers for
their good driving habits.
Certificates w'ill be awarder! by
patrolmen to the drivers display
ing good safe driving hal .its and
The Driver of the Week, Driv
or of the Month, and Driver of
the Year shall be selected by our
patrolmen and a .secret commit
tee and shall receive spciial cer
tificates and a trophy shall be a
tvarded to the Driver of the Year.
Thomas B. Yarbrough, initiator
of the program stated that “The
Careful Teen-age Drivers should
be acknowledj;^ with a token bf
the community’s appreciation not
only for their safe driving habits
but alio for their respect for
TT'uheral rites for Carson Den
nis Finley, 72, Kings Mountaiji
sign painter, will be held at Har
ris Chapel FTiday morning at 11
Mr. F^inley, who lived on Lake
Montonia Road, died at 10 o’clock
Wednesday morning at Kings
Mountain ospital. Ho had suffer
ed from a heart condition.
Owner of Frinley Sign Com
pany, he was a veteran of World
Wai' I. He was a natjve of Knox
ville,. Tenn.
A niece and nephew', of St.
Louis, Mo., and a niece, '.of Allan-
•, Iowa, survive.
Rev. Howard Jordan, pastor of
Central Methodist church, will
conduct thefinal rites. Burial
Mountain Rest come-'
and a Sliriner.
He wa.'i a foimer city eommis-
His pa'^'or. R<'v. l*hotnns
R'eliie, officiated at the f'lial
riles.'a.*-si.ted / y a foi-rer pa.-sfor,
Di'. W. L. Prossly of M loresv ilh*.
Interment was in .Mountain
Rest eomeleiy.
In lieu of flowers the family
requested that memorials be de
signated to Boyce Memorial ARP
church building fund.
Survivimg Mr. Ware are his
wife, Mrs. Johnsie Pettus Ware;
a daughter, Mrs. R. T. LeGrand,
Jr. of Shelby; a son, Moffatt A.
Ware, Jr. of Charlotte; five sis
ters, Mrs.'W. S. Fulton, Sr., Mrs.
Campbell Phfler, Mrs. John L.
McQill arrd^ Miss Ava Ware, all
or Kings Mountain, and Mrs.
' aw'reace Stroupe of Charlotte;
one brother, Freno Ware, of
Goldsboro; and eight grandchil
dren. -
RITES HELD — Punmrol rites
for Molfatt Alexander - Ware,
Sr« 74, were held Saturday
morning. Mr. Wore died Thurs
will be
Easter Monday
Holiday For Some
Easter Monday will I e a
li'ilidiy for school students.
Kings Mountain merchant.*!, and
employees of the city’s finan
cial institutions.
Tlie two banking houses, the
two savings and loan associa
tions, City Hall and most busi
ness firms will be closed.
Kings Mountain post—office
W'ill be open.
SL Mark's
Easter Story
when the sabbath was
jxtst, Mary Magdalene, Mary the
mother of James, and Salome,
had bought sweet spices, that
they might come and anoint him.
And very early in the morning
the first day of the week, they
came unto the sepulchre at the
rising of the sun.
And they said among them
selves, Who shall roll us away
the stone from the fifior of the
sepulchre? ,
And 'when they looked, they
saw that the stone was rolled a-
way; for it was very great.
And entering into the sepul
chre, they saw a "young mah sit
ting on the right side, clothed in
a long white garment; and they
were a frighted.
And he saiih unto them. Be
not afrighted: Ye seek Jesus of
Nasareth, tvhirh teas crucified:
he is risen: he is not here: behold
the place where they laid him.
But go your way, tell his disci
ples and Peter that he goeth be
fore you into Galilee: there shall
ye see him, as he said unto you.
And they 'went out quickly,
l^and-fled fromJKe sepulchre: for
Continued.On Page 8
Youth Activities Committee
To Launch Program April 16
ities I able students to enter the Arm
ory for all future social activities
which are planned for every Sat-
A 13-mo.Tber youtli activ
committee expects to launcli
‘''satu!darnt'w'socdM I urday night, except for the nights
s Mountain n oung people ; that the Armory is
April 16Ui. iN*'<tional Guard
for Kin.f
will be inaugurated
required for
activities. On
the Kings Mountain Recrctalion
Activities Oammission has an
BenefiUod by a $500 city appro
priation, the group will offer
membership in the organizatio.!;
for a modest foe and expects to
jffer "properly supervised youlli
activity for the total community”.
Members of Ihecommittoe are
Mrs. Aubrey Mauney, chain ran,
.Mayor John Henry Moss, ex offi
cio, Rev. Charles Easley, Rev.
Howard Jordan, and Rev. R. L.
McGaha, of the Ministerial asso
ciation, Mrs. Delbert Dixon, a-
long with Mrs. Mauney represent-^
ing the United Council of Chiirch-
womon, Mrs. John Cheshire and
Mrs. Ray Holmes, representing
the Woman’s CltHc, W. J. Kceter
and Richard Maxey, of the Recre
ation commission, and Miss Mar
lene Hartsoo, Charles Padgett,
and David Wil-son, student repre
"We have discussed forming a
12 member sliudent council w'hich
we intend to attend management
details for future activities,” Mrs.
Mauney commented, “to include
eight students of Kings Mountain
high school and four from Com
pact high school.”
All youth from freshmen
through senior high school age
will be admitted free who hold a
KMRAC mei.Tiibership card and a
copy of the rules of conduct. The
cards will be issued at 7:30 p m.
April 16th at the National Guard
Armory at cost of 25 cents.
'Dif momberalxip card will cn
tlieso w'cekends the events will
probably b^ hcld''"6ft'’~ Friday
Activities W'ill be open to all ! Saturday, April 30th, from 8 un
ninth, tenth, eleventh, and 12th i til 11 pjm.
graders living in the Kings Moun->l
Heart Attack Fatal To Biandon,
Central Methodist Pastor At ^
SUCCUM&S — Rev. J. Max
Brandon, Jr., pastor of Grace
Methodist church, died sudden
ly Friday of a heart attack.
Funeral rites were held Sun-
Funeral riles for Rev. J. Max
Brandon, Jr., pastor of Grace
Metliodist church, were held Sun
day at 3 p.iT.
Mr. Brandon, in apparent good
health, succumbed to a heart at
tack Friday morning at 9:30 at
the Gr^ce Methodist parsonage.'
He was 52.
Rev. Cecil Heckard, Gastonia
District Superintendent of the
Methodist Church, officiated at
I the final rites in Grace Methodist
! church. Interment was'in East-
view cemetery at Newton.
I A member of the Gaston^ DIs-
trict of the Western q. Meth-
' odist -Conference, Mr. ih’andon
I came to Kings MoiksastY'
I Friendship church et
I He had.also served
Hiddenite, Jonesvi
Greens'eoro and Lex
A native of Sail
the son of the Rev
Max Brandon, Sr. <
He was educated
high school, Ruthe
and Duke Universi
He was a member
^ •
tain school area and those who
may liave already graduated but
are 20 years old or younger.
The April 16th dance will be
from 8 until 11 p.m. The second
event will ce held on Friday,
April 22, featuring interest
groups, liobbics and dancing. The
third social activity will be on
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