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DONALD D. WIRICK (R)
U. S. Representotiye
TERRY P. WALLACE (R)
U. S. Representative
CARL F. WILSON (D)
RICHARD E. WARE (D)
C. A. GREENE (D)
YATES SMITH. JR. (D)
KELLY DIXON (R)
GEORGE B. HORO (D)
Greater Kings Mountain 10,320
City Limits 8,256
Tbis Keure fat Qraater King* Meuatoui U derived liore
the less Kiagi Mouatoiii etiy dtrectorr cenius. Tbe city
liMltt ngura u team iba United Stotaa cenius oi 1960.
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 77 No. 16
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thurscjay, April 21, 1966
PRICE TEW CENTS
61 Candidates To Appear: On
G. L Wright.
Funeral rites for George Law-
son Wright, 58, were held Mon
day at 4 p.'m. from Central Meth
odist church of which he was a
Mr. Wright, third shift desk
sergeant for the Kings Mountain
Police Department, succumbed
Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m.
at his home at 603 W. King
street. He had walked home from
work, entered the kitchen of his
home and there suffered a heart
attack. He'had not been ill.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Theima Wise Wright; one son,
Steven Wright, student at South
ern Technical college in Marietta,
Ga.; one daughter, Mrs. Clyde
Seism of Fallston; a brother,'
Baxter fright of Kings Moun
tain; and three sisters, Mrs. W.
F- Osborne, Miss Pashia Wright,
both of Kings Mountain, and
Mr*. Roi-ert B. Osborne of Gas
Rev. Howard Jordan officiated
at the fina;i rites .and inter.reni
was made in Mountain Rest cem
Members of the city police de
partment staff were pallbearers.
Dies At 85
Mrs. Mary Susan Weir McGill,
85, of route 1, widow of Gerome
(Boyce McGill, died Wednesday at
12 noon following illness of 11
A native of Cleveland County,
she was the daughter of the late
„ Alexander Franklin Weir and
Martha Regina Falls Weir.
She was a member of Boyce
Memorial ARP church.
Surviving are five daughters.
Miss Willie McGill, Mrs. J. L.
Hallman and Miss Mary Boyce
McGill, all of Kings Mountain;
Mrs. R. E. Overcash of Charlotte,
and Mrs. C. W. Jones of Roanoke,
Va. Also surviving are a .grand
child and a great-grandchild.
Funeral rites will be held Fri
day morning at 11 o’clock from
Boyce Memorial ARP church.
Rev. L. Thomas Richie, assisted
by Dr. W. L. Pressly, will offici
ate at the final rites, and inter
ment will be in Bethel cemetery
off Cherryville road.
In lieu of flowers, the family
has requessted that memorials be
made to the building fund of
Boyce Memorial ARP church.
The family will be at Harris
Funeral Home to receive friends
Thursday night from 7:30 until
Active pallbearers will be Wen
dell Phifer, Paul Ham, Franklin
Ware, W. S. Fulton, Jr., Lewis
Hovls, and John B. Plonk.
Final KMHS General
Kings Mountain district
board of education approved
final payment to R. H. Phinnix,
Inc., general contractor of the
new Kings Mountairt high
I school plant at a special meet-
j ing Tuesday morning.
I Total cost of the general con
tract was $959,668.^, compared
to bid of $955,107. Five changes
made in initial specifications
resulted in the difference.
Final payments have not yet
been authorized for electrical,
mechanical, nor plumbing and
heating contractors. These
have not completed correction
of what Superintendent B. N.
Barnes termed minor devia
tions from specilk'sUons.
City Board Will Consider
“Clean-Up” Laws Thursday
Set For Saturday
American Legion Post 155
will sponsor a free dance for
members and guests Saturday
fro(.r, 9 until 12 p.m. at tt^e Le
Music for dancing will be
provided by ‘‘The Starlighters.”
The dining room will be open
for serving of supper beginning
at 6 p.m. Mrs. Margaret Ward
will serve the meal.
Annual ladies night banquet of
:he Kings Mountain Kiwanis club,
to be held at 7 o’clock Thursday
night at the Woman’s Club, will
feature "The Sound of Music” by
the Lenoir-Rhyne College vocal
ensemble, Thomas M. Holt, direc
Rev. Thomas Richie will say
the invocaj-ion, and Joe Neisler,
Jr., will present special guests.
Dr. D. F. Hord will welcome the
ladies. President Glee E. Bridges
will preside and dinner music will
be played by Miss Libby Alexan
der. B. S. Peeler, Jr., will lead a
group singing of “America”.
Members of the ladies night
committee are Dan Finger, chair
man, Dr. Frank Sincox, Lewis
Dellinger, Grady Howard, and I.
Miss Susan Plonk, Kings Moun
tain student at Lenoir-Rhyne, is
a (member of the ensem>ble.
On Trailei Parks
Also On AgendA^
Principal business of Thursday
night’s special meeting of
city board^>#‘^?om;rmssioncrs will
be review of city ordinances con
cerning keeping the city clean
and otherwise mapping plans for
a May clean-up campaign, ^ayor
■^ohn Henry Moss said ‘Wednes*^ j
Tlic Mayor said he also expects
the commission to approve a res-
clution of the land use study and
major thoroughfare plan develop
ed by the community planning di
vision, department of Conserva
tion and Development, and a res
olution approving appointment
by the -^tlayor of a redevelopment
commission with duties designed
to qualify for federal urban re
newal funds in the downtown de
He said he will also name a
co.r.mittec bo present and to pre
pare for public hearing and adop
tion li the state building cofle, 2)
the state plumLing cade, and 3)
the national electrical code.
Anotlier item scheduled at tlic
April 12 meeting for the Thurs
day night session is further con
To Receive MD
James A. Pressly, son of Dr.
and Mrs. W. Lv-Pressly of Moores-
ville, former Kings Mountain
residents, will serve a one-year
internship in surgery at Saint
Luke’s hospital in New York
City beginning July 1.
A fourth year medical student,
Pressly will receive his,*degree
from the University of North
Carolina School of Medicine in
Pressly is one of 65 UNC medi
cal graduates this year who will
gain advanced medical training
in hospitals in 18 states. About
one-fourth lof the class will re
main in Chapel Hill for intern
ships at N. C. Memorial Hospi
tal, the 420-bed teaching hospital
for the UNC Medical School.
Pressly is an honor graduate of
Kings Mountain high school and
Davidson college. His father is a
former nastor of Kings Moun
tain’s Boyce Memorial Associate
Reformed Presbyterian church.
Members of the Kings Moun
tain Merchants Association have
voted to retain current operat
ing schedules, which includes
retention of the Wednesday
half - holiday, excepting the
month before Christmas.
Mrs. Ida Joy, secretary, said
the voting approximated 60
percent of those received.
By a closer margin, the vot
ers disapproved Friday evening
open hours, Mrs. Joy said.
Tlie directors ratified the
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speaker — Rev. H. Gor
don Weekley of Charlotte will
be speaker for revival services
beginning Sunday and contin
uing' through May 1 at Kings
Mountain Baptist church of
which he is a former pastor.
To Lead Revival
City To Seek
The city will prepare applica
tion for federal funds for a com
munity building, Mayor John
Henry ^^QSS said yesterday, fol
lowing a conference in Atlanta
Tuesday with E. Bruce Wedge,
regional director, of the nbigh-
berhood facilities division, l^e-
partment of Housing and Urban
The federal agency is empow
ered undci a 19ij5 section of the
Housing and Urban Development
Act to grant up to two-thirds of
the funds required to construct
Mayor Mbss said he was told a
representative of the aggpicy, fol-,
lowing filing of the ^application,
would visi.t_,King® 'Msanwin' fo
fur^y-tle^s in^elatlon to pop
ulation and to help determine
what size establishment would be
feasible and what facilities it
Mayor Moss said Director
Wedge and other officials wUh
whom he talked were "helpful
and encou,raging” concerning the
rit ii I 1 Hord Seeking
blmore Alexander if ’
IGOP FUes Slate
IS Bank Manager
R. S. Lennon '
sideration of Warren Reynolds’
request for permission to deviate
from terms of the trailer park
Under present clean-up laws,
with violators subject to fines of
$1 to $25, are requirements of
1) to remove grass and weeds
from their liroperties;
2t to remove unsanitaqy depos-
Rev. 11. Gordon Weekley, pas-
!tor of Charlotte’s Providence
j Road Baptist church, will be
evangcli.st for revival .wrvices
: April 24 - May 1 at Kings .Moun
tain Biiptist church.
! A former minister of the Kings
1 .Mountain church, Mr. Weekley
I went to his present pastorate
I from the local congregation in
I .S<>rvice8 . will lx* held each
'evening f* 7:30. Special music
its of debris, unsanitary deposits j will be under direction of Rob-
being defined as vegetable and! ert L. iK'cker, minister of music
animal waste; and ' ;,t .Shelby’s Elizabeth Baptist
3) requirement that junk ve- church,
hides he removed from residences j a native of Atlanta, Ga., Rev.
on 30-<iay notice. | Weekley is a graduate of Fur-
Mayor Moss says he will ask'man University, and Southern
the commission to consider these Baptist Theological Seminar.y.
questions: I During his present pastorate
1) Should unsanitary debris in-! Providence church has grown
elude waste paper? I from 88 charter members to
2) Shall time of notice bo in- 11023.
eluded in other provisions, as in Mr. Decker is a native of Ojus,
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300 Attend Opeaing Youth Dance,
First Event (M KMRAC Program
A crowd of young people esti- | gett, Jolin Clemmer, David Wil-
mated at 300 attended the first son, Chris Rosebopo, Linda
dance sponsored by the Kings j Greene, Sharon Gold, Steve Cros-
Mountain Recreation Activities i by and Morgan Hollifield, all
Commission Saturday night at I representing Kings Mountain
the Armory. j high school, and Barbara Burris,
This week’s activities will bo 1 Jackie McCrce, Polly Ross and
held on Friday from 8 until 11 p. IJ a n e 11 e Hunter, representing
m.—again at the Armory- and a
fencing exhibition by a Shelby |
group, ping pong, bridge, and :
dancing will be featured. Young !
people may bring their own^gui- j
tars, if they prefer, and 'may j
brin g dance records.
Compact high school
Young people (ninth graders
through age 20) who did not re
ceive their (membership cards
Saturday may still apply for
them and obtain them for a
nominal fee of 25 cents at Fri-
Mrs. Aubrey Mauney, chainnwin ' day’s event, said .Mrs. Mauney
of the KMRAC, said that young
people should bring their mem
bership cards with them and if
they invite guests their visitors
should be within the age limit
(from ninth grade through age
20). Girls are asked not to \year
shorts and slacks, she said. 4
A 12-m^mber student councHI
has been named to lead the youth
program in Kings Mountain arid
the council includes Chaiies PaU-
Cliapcroncs for .Saturday’s acti
vities were Rev. and Mrs. Thomas
Richie, Rev. and Mrs. Bob Haden,
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Franklin and
Mrs. Vernon P. Crosby. In addi
tion, members of.the KMRAC
oorfimittee and Mayor and Mrs.
John H. Moss were present. May
or Moss welcomed the group.
"The Dracos” band furnished
■music for dancing.
Kings Mountain- area citj/.ens
serving on the steering commit
tee of the newly organized
Friends of the Library in Clevc^
land county will meet' with the
.group in a session scheduled for
Thursday, April 21, in Union
Tru.st Company’s Cleveland room
at 7:30 p.m. This meeting will
serve as a report ^ssion and will
prcH,-edo a county-wide mooting of
interested citizens on Friday, Ap
Mrs. George H. Houser and
Mrs. W. L. Mauney of^ Kings
Mountain and Mrs. James
Scruggs of Grover aYe mcr.bers
from this area. Other momhers of
the 1.0-member committee include
Miss Ezra Bridges, Mrs. O. Max
Gardner, Mrs. Coleman Goforth,
C. Rush HamFick, Jr., Duane
Robinson and Jack Schweppe of
Shelby; J, J. Cox of Earl; Mrs.
Dwight B. Hord of Lawndale;
John Z. McBrayer of Moores-
boro; Mrs. Thomas V, Palmer of
Polkville; Mrs. Ralph Spangler of
Double Shoals; and Mns. W. Wy-
an Washburn of Boiling Spi’ings.
Co.Tmittees and their mem
bers named 'by the Friends of the
Library group include:
Constitution: Mrs. Paul Lusch-
er, chairman; Mrs. W. L. Mau
ney, Mrs. Tom Austell, Duane
Robinson, Jack Palmer, Jr.
Nominating: Mrs. Ccrcil Gilli-
att, chairman; Jack Schweppe,
Mrs. O. Max Gardner, Mrs. Ralph’
Spangler, Mrs. George Houser
and Dan W. Moore, Jr.
Arrangements: .Mrs. William
Honshaw, chairman; Mrs. Dwight
Hord, Mrs. James Scruggs.
■_ Invitation: Mrs. Lcs Roark,
chairman; Mrs. Coleman Goforth,
Miss Sadie Lutz, Mrs. Louise Du-
besco, Mrs. R^y Barry, Mrs.
Pierce Cassedy, Mrs. Carlos
Young, Mrs. Ralph Gilbert.
Mfjmbership: Mrs. Wyan Wash
burn, chairman; Mrs. Bob Maner,
Miss Ezra Briclges, Mrs. Tom
Palmer, Preston Durland, John
Z. McBrayer, Tom Forney, Mrs.
James A. Harry, Mrs. Robert
Publicity: Rush Hamrick, Jr.,
chairman; Mrs. Jimmy Jenkins,
Mrs. Harvey Hamrick, J. J. Cox.
The public meeting is to be
held in the Cleveland County
cout'Uiouiie oh April 29
i A rash of last minute filing
; zoomed Cleveland County’s can
. didate list to 61 for township
I county and General Assemtols
; district offices.
i - It resulted in a record total of
j filing fees ($1219) which Ralph
I Gilbert, elections board chairman
turned over to the county treasur
er. Democratic candidates for the
RlfllffVat cemmission, four as of
miUyvl wlIIvCA I last Wednesday, suddenly became
— eight and the Republican party
El.r.ore R. Alexander, vice- : filed more cai^idates for local
president, has been elected to the level offices tHan in manv years,
hoaici of directcp^f First Union I Several-more Kings Mountain
National Bank^ Kings Mountain ' area candidates entered the field,
branch and named its chief ex^ iiwlui^g:
cutiva, officer. T Ejf-Wtiyor Kelly Dixon (R) for
He succeeds Richard S. Lennon,* thcBtate Senate,
who has been transferred to the. •flichard E. Ware (D) for tha
Ghgriotte general office as bud-1 county commission,
get^btficer, a new position in the j George B. Hord (EY), retired as-
IN BANK CHANGES — R. S.
Lennon, above, has assumed
the newly created position of
budget officer of First Union
National bank, while Elmore
Alexander, below, has succeed
ed Mr. Lennon as operations
officer of the Kings Mountain
'Mearttjme, John M. Ross has
be< n transferred to Kings Moun
tain to assist in administration
from the Clihrlotte general of
fice, which Mr. Ross joined as a
trainee last September.
The chan.ges were effective as
Announcement was made by
Paul M. Neisler, Kings Mountain
Mr. Alexander, 39, is former
sistant postmaster, for county
Yates Smith, Jr., of Grover, for
the county commission.
Other principal aevelopment
jwas addition of another Gaston
I candidate, Gaston’s fourth, Wil-
i liam L. Martin, Jr., for the state
i senate. Senator Jack White of
j Kings Mountain is the fifth for
j the two nominations.
I Two GOP candidates filed for
the county commission. Pierce
Cassidy, former county chairman,
president of the Carolina bank.
(iraniteville, S. C. He joined First' and Sam Proctor.
Union’s loan and investment di- Two Cleveland candidates,
vision as a trainee in 1964. was ; James E. Dooley and A. Hobart
with First Union’s Gastonia of-! Green, joined Col. Harry P. Bed-
fice when transferred here last^pH^ ret., to fill ■out a Republican
July. He is a graduate of the slate for the three-seat 43rd dis-
University of South Carolina. i trict House of Representatives
Mr. Lennon came to Kings j district. Four Democratic candi-
Mountain in December 19.54 as
cashier of First National bank,
which merged with First Union
in July 1960. He has been in
banking since the March ’33 bank
holiday, having served nearly 12
years with the Davis National
bank, of Mullins, S. C., before
coming to Kings Mountain.
dates seek three nominations in-
cltidhi J Rep. Robert Z. Falls, of
Cleveland, Rep. Thurston Ar-
ledge, of Polk, W. K. Mauney, Jr.,
of Kings Mountain, and William
D. Harrill, of Rutherford.
There will be no local GOP
primaiy, but there will be one on
the state ballot, where three can-
He is a past president of the, didates Hall Young, Avery coun-
Kiwanis club and has been active jy -perry Wallace and Dan Wi-
in the work of the United Fund, ; j,oth of Gaston, seek nomi-
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other united States 10th dis
Aie Re-Elected ,
The board of education Tues
day re-elected all but one princi
pal for the 196G-G7 school term.
Mrs. Thelma Goforth, principal
at Park Grace, was not a/candi
date for re-election, having in
formed the administration she
expected to teach next year in
Re-elected were Harry Jaynes,
Kings Mountain high stHteil; L.
L. Adams, Compact; Evan J.
Evans, Bethware; James S.
Scruggs, Grover; Connie Allison,
Davidson; Robert M. Kenned.y,
civic enterprises. He has served
as a director of Kings Mountain
Mrs. Lennon is a member of
the Kings Mountain schools fac
The Lennons expect to cojitinue
to reside here.
Mr. Ross, 22, a igraduate of the
University of North Carolina in
1964, attended UNC Law School
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Other Democraic candidates
filing before the deadline:
For county commissioner — C.
A. Greene and Roibert N. Guthrie,
both of Shelby.
For board of education — C.
D. Forney, Jr.
Other GOP candidates:
For sheriff—Everett M. Goins.
For board of education—Mar
vin McCurry and J<rfin Setzer.
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Judy Gaultney Awarded Firestone
Scholarship, One ol 33 ffiven
Judith Elaine Gaultney, daugh-1
ter of Mr. and Mrs. James E.
Gaultney of route 1, is among 33
outstanding high school students
throughout the nation recipient
of college scholarships in The
Firestone Tire & Rubber Com-
^ ^ , ,,.,4 1 pany’s 1966 Scholarship Awards I
East; I. Ben Goforth, Jr., West; j program.
Howard Bryant, North: and R. Miss Gaultney is among three
G. Franklin, Central. [ Gastonia'area high school sen-j
. |iors to receive scholarships. Five
The. board elected Mrs. DonS|ot|jer Gastonia area students
H. Parker, of Kings Mountain,, won merit certificates and U. S.
Interim teacher, replacing Mrs. Savings Bonds. , j
Ann Myers, and authorized Supt.j^ f 'vards to the 33 scholarship
„ „ „ . ,, _ .Jholders, all sons and daughters
B. N. Barnes to tender Mrs. C. V. Firestone employees, ’’could,
Harrill the assistant librarian’s ^total as much as $198,000 for|
work dnoe by Mrs. Myers. Mrs. | these students in their four years
Harrill, o# Shelby, was a mem- of college.
.»r o, & ,acul..
present t«m until her resigna- ^ purpose of the Firestone program i
tlon due to her late husband’s I is to provide financial a.ssistunce
illness, ' Continued On Page 6
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