3ie-»ter Kings Mountain 10,320
City Limits 8,256
Thli tlguis lor Grootei KIngi Mouctotn Vi denved lioai
the 1865 Klngi Mountain aty dlisotory cenius. Thn city
UntU tiguTO u from tho Uidtod Staten census of I9f>0.
Kings Mounlcein'c Reliable Newspaper
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VOL 77 No. 17
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Kings Mount(sin, N. C., Thursday, April 28, 1966
PRICE TEN CENTS
Funeral for Mr&, Patsy Anne
Wilson Mauney, 32, who died
I Tuesday of six pistol wounds
will be held at Elizabeth B pf
:hurch near Shelby a;. -1 r*
In Cleveland County jail charg
ed with murder is her liusband,
Joseph Warlick Mauney, a form
er patient in the alcoholic ward ci
According to Deputy Sheriff
Alva Jones, Mauney was releas
ed from the hospital several
weeks ago an^ had been workini?
for Southern Moving Company in
Florida. He had returned here
Saturday. Coroner J. Oil'e Har- I
ris placed the time pf death at | of the so-called anti-poverty act
12:30. The shooting occu'Tcd at j jg virtually co r.plcte, .Superinten-
DECORATED — Major Robert G. Cox, center, 509 West Mountain Street, receives the Army Com
mendation Medol from Colonel Victor L. Cary, Commanding Officer, New Cumberlaril (To.)
Army Depot in the presence of Mrs. Cox, the former Hetty Howard of Augusto, Ga. The Major
received the award for meritorious service in Korea as the commander of the 19th Helicopter
Company where he served from January 1965 to February 1366. He is presently assigned to the
Central Pennsylvonia Army base near Ka>risburg, the State CopitoL as the executive officer
with the Directorate of Maintenance.
$56,000 Job Training Grant
Approved By County Group
Nearly Complete^ Barnes Say
D. B. Blalock
By MARTIN HARMON
Staff for the $121.;)00 special
education piogram under rule I
the Mauney residence ne-r W ^o
The weapon was a g?-'”’"’''
Mrs. Mauney w.as a dau h‘er
nf Charles W. Wilson and the
late Eugenia Freeman Wilson
dent ii. N. Barnes said VVednes
The program, already under
way at five of the senool sys
tem’s ten plants, will be continu
ed at three schools for six weeks
Also suiAdving are four chil-1 during the summer
dren, ranging In age from three
to nine. They are a son Joey
Mauney, and three daughters,
Cindy, Susan, and Sherry Mau
ney. Four sisters mirvive. They
are Mrs. Ralph Roberts, Mfs.
Bayne Randall, Mrs. Morris Gard
ner, and Mrs. Gerald Queen, all
The body will lie in state at
the church from 3 p.m. Burial
will be In Elizabeth church ceme
tery and the final rites will be
conducted by Rev. Jack Cooke,
chaplain for Carolina Freight
Starts May 14
The city board of commission
ers Thursday night set May 14—
Jurte 14 as ‘Tfiint-Up, Clean-Up,
Fix-Up Month” in the city, call
ing on citizens to join in a iram-
moth clean-up effort.
Upon recommendation ot May
or John H. M'oss, the city plans to
make sanitation crews and equip
ment available to citizens for the
30 days, at no cost, to assist them
in cleaning up yards.
The commission also called for
a special meeting on May 2 in
which citizens will be invited to
map the clean-up campaign.
In other action, the commission
voted to- enforce clean-up ordi
nances presently on the books
and drafted a new one which de
clares war on junk cars. The ordi
nance states, “it shall be unlaw
ful for anyone owning a vehicle,
not being used at least once a
week, to allow it to stand for
more than 30 days in and inoper
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 properties;
2) to remove unsanitary depos
its of debris, unsanitary deposits
being defined as vegetable and
animal waste; and
3) requirements that junk ve
hicles be removed from residenc
es on 30 day notice.
“There are many abandoned
cars spread throughout the city”,
the mayor pointed out, and “in
the al'csence of an ordinance on
the books to provide for moving
these cars itis recommended that
such an ordinance be drafted to
empower the city to act in such
Present ordinances also prohi
bit storing of trash in yards, al
lowing vicious dogs to run loose
and allowing dangerous buildings
Saturday, April 30, is the fin
al day for filing notice with
Kings Mountain school district
officials of choice of school for
the 1966-67 term.
Superintendent B. N. Barnes
said no effort has been made to
tabulate choices already filed
by parents of pupils but com-
' mented, ‘Designating choice of
school is very important. Those
who fall to make ^ choice will
find themselves waiting for as
signment behind all those who
^ have filed notices of choice.”
He noted that date of making
choice has no effect, whether
‘ choice was made on March 31
or on tlic final day.
A Kings Mountain Industrial
Association, Inc., application for
a $56,000 manpower traininApro-
gram grant has been approve by
the Cleveland County Manpowjer
©evelopgi^gA Advisory ComMt-“
Approval < \\'*ars- exte:
The applicstion now has been
f onvarded for review and ap^ov-
al to the Bureau of ApprenBce-
ship and Trainin 7 of the U. S. De
partment of labor.
The proposal envisions on the
Job training of 300 persons at an
average cost of $186.67 per per
The Kings Mountain Industrial j
Association was fonred earlier
this year to promote better em
ploye-employer relations, to aid
local industry in finding new em-
plcyees and to cement relations
iretween existing plants.
W. K. Mauney Jr. of Mauney
Hosiery Mills is president. J. j.
(Joe) Vale is executive director.
Vale prepared the proposal
which now awaits federal action.
Mauney said in January when
the now fledgling association
was on the threshold of formal
organization that, “A recent .sur
vey showed that plants in Kings
Mountain need 303 employees.”
The application submitted this
week to the Bureau of Appren
ticeship and Training states in its
narrative that. ‘The association
believes that with the proposed
training grant under MDTA
(Manpower Development Train
ing Act) that it can train and-or
retrain approximately 300 per
sons in this area: all of whom
would contribute to the general
welfare of the com'Tunity after
they have received training which
Will result in higher wages and
The narrative’s opening state
ment declares that, “'The Indus
trial Association of Kings Moun
tain Area, Inc., proposes to en
list the efforts ^oI business, civic
and other public-spirited groups
Continued On Page 8
Y Sixth In
Kings Mountain’s campaign for
$3,088 for benefit of the 1966
Cancer Appeal Is lagging, iFund
Drive Chairman Mrs. Henry
Ncisler said this week.
A house-to house canvass of the
comjT)unity will be conducted Sat
urday and Sunday by campaign
workers, Mrs. Noisier said.
Mrs. Neisler said that workers
had begun solicitation of the bus
iness community and she invited
them to make their reports as
soon as possible.
The drive will continue through
With reports from chairmen of
various causes incomplete, Mrs.
Neisler said only about $500 had
been reported. However, there
had been some inquiries about
memorial contributions and she
said that Mrs. Joe Neisler, Jr.,
Phifer Road, is serving as perma
nent treasurer for memorial
gifts. Gifts made in memoriam to
loved ones should he mailed di
rectly to Mrs. Joe Neisler, Jr.
during the year 1966.
Other chairmen in the various
areas of the campaign are: Jacob
M. Cooper, industrial: Wilson
Griffin, downtown business; Mrs.
Bob Suber. education; Mrs. Joe
Neisler, Jr., special gifts; and
Mrs. Frank J. Sincox, residential.
Girl Scouts of the community
will assist in a Thursday after
noon solicitation of residential
Mrs. Minnie Harmon Crawfortl.
S3, died shorUy bef<*e 6 o'cloA
Wednesday afternoorj at the
homk of her deughrer, Mrs. Weft-
dcll Fhlfer, with whom she had
resided many years.
-a lia <te(dinUl8 health for several
. yekw, MlBv. Crawford was i
rif Pote*' iNim and
Martlw Loioran6B Harmon. S»»e
was wm in the Beulah Meth
odist chuteh community of Clcvr*
land County. She was M on April
Her husband was the late Mot\
Crawford of Gaston county.
Surviving, In addition to Mrs.
Phifer, are another daught*-.
Mrs. Fred Owens of Kings
Mountain, and three sons, Ray
mond CraMTford, of Kings Moun
tain, Lawrence Crawford, of
Augusta, Ga., and Paul Grier
Crawford, of Orlando, Fla.
Also surviving are a sister.
Mrs. T. P. McGill, and a half-
brother, M. L. Harmon, Sr., both
of Kings Mountain.
Twenty-one grandchildren and
nine teen great-grandchildren
Funeral arrangements were
not completed but the final rites
will be at Boyce Memorial As
sociate Reformed Presbyterian
church, of which she was a
The family requests that me
morials be made to the building
fund of Boyce Memorial church.
‘"rhe Starlighters” will re
turn to play for an American
Legion-sponsored dance Satur
day, May 28th, frem 9 until 12
p.m. at the American Legion
County Registration Books Open
Saturday; Literacy Test Is Out
Registration books will open at
the county’s 28 voting precincts
Principal change from recent
elections is that literacy will not
be a registration test, a result of
a United States Department of
Ju.stice ruling that less than .50
percent of Cleveland's eligible
citizens voted in the 1964 general
Elections ^Board Chairman
Ralph Gilbert said all registrars
liave been instructed to forget
the literacy test which is requir
ed by North Carolina law and
will be operative In 60 of the
state’s 1(X) counties. *
Kings Mountain area precincts,
their location, and officials are:
Bethware, at Bethware school,
Mrs. John D. Jones, registrar,
Mrs. Henry Fite, Democrat judge,
Clyde Short, alternate judge, Mrs.
A11 e e n Herndon, Republican,
Grover, at Grover fire station,
Mrs. Broadus Ellis, registrar, Mrs.
James C. Scruggs, Democrat
judge, Miss Ethel Martin, alter
nate judge, Mrs. Lee Beam, Re
East Kings Mountain, at City
Hall courtroom, Mrs. Nell C.
Cranford, registrar, Mrs. Ruth C.
Thomasson, Democrat judge,
Mrs. Hun^cs Houston, alternate
judge, Mrs. Harold Glass, Re
West Kings Mountain, at Na
tional Guard' Armory, Mrs. J. H.
Arthur, registrar, Mrs. Charles
Ballard, Democrat judge, Mrs.
Paul Patterson, alternate, D. G.
Littlejohn, Republican judge.
Waco — G. M. Mauney, regis
trar, W. L. Brown, Democrat
judge, P, C. Dellinger, alternate,
Mrs. Charles Bingham, Republi
To Meet Friday
A “Friends of the Library” or
ganizational meeting will be
held in Shelby Friday night at
the County Courthouse.
Objectives of the organization,
according to.^ Mrs. Harvey Hait-
rick, member of the steering
comittee, call for promotion of
understanding of the library, its
problems, resources and needs.
Mrs. Paul Luscher is tempo
rary chairman of the library
movement which is sponsored by
the Shelby chapter, American
Asociatlon of University Wom
en; Shelby Junior Charity
League and Shelby Junior Wom
The Steering committee in
cludes Mrs. George Hou.ser, Mrs.
W. L Mauney, both of Kings
Mountain, and Mrs. James
Scruggs of Grover.
, The first public meeting of the
group is expected to attract a
Accomplishments of Friends
in other cities and counties have
included increased public under
standing of needs and services
of a library; securing books and
funds for a library; winning a
building campaign; developing a
notable book collection; obtain
ing needed equipment; sponsor
ing cultural actiritics such as art
exhibits, fine films and music.
Bethlehem Volunteer Fire
Department will serve barbe
cue chickn plates Saturday
frorp 5 until 8:30 p.m. at fhe
conununity fire department in
the Bethlehemi community.
Particular emphasis under the
Kings Mountain school district
program Is Improving the read
ing sidlls of students.
‘Supt. Barnes said the program
staff stiir needs a teacher aide
for North school, and a librarian
at Davidson for the remainder of
the present schooi term. Mean
time, Mrs. Doris II. Parker has
been tendered the teacher aide
position for Central school. Mro.
W. L. Maimey iis serving as li
brarian at Central. Other scliools
now in the program are Kings
Mountain high school and Com
pact school. «
During the six-week eummer
term, the special program will be
offered only at Kings Mountain
high school. Compact and North.
D. B. Blalock, high st^bol guid-
.ance counselor, wilL aer\’p as
director of the surfer ^ogram
and will also serve n principal at
North School. Principal Harry
Jaynes will be principal at the
high ffehool and Principal L. L.
Adam* al;J5ompart. .
'^Other staff members and their
Miss Alice Averitt, supervisor;
Richard Oilyer. reading cdiitult-
ant; Miss Christine Still, art;
Miss Ann Murphy, ipcech thera
pist; Mrs. John Warliek.^TMBhi^
aide at Kings Mountain high
school; Miss Brenda WilUants,
teacher aide at Compact; and
Miss Betty Ann Floyd, teaclier
aide at Davidson.
Bus transportation will te pro
vided during the summer term,
just as during the regular term.
Registration for the summer
term is now underway. Supt.
Barnes declined to guess the en
rollment but commented, “We
want it to be big. Many need and
will be befitted by this program
and wc want to use wisely every
cent of this grant wisely.”
SENIOR PLAT CAST -- Members of the cast of "The Last Straw" and "Old Skin Flint". Kings
Mountain high school one-act plays to be presented Friday night, were photographed above
during reheorsol. Front row, from left to right, Glynda Lynn, Mary Dixon, Elaine Dixon, Mar
lene Oliver, Jean Ledford. Rita Coveny, and Faithel Toney. Back row, from left, Charles Wright,
Roger Ross, Charles Padgett. Win Goter, John Clemmer, and Keith Kiser. (Photo by Speedy Ram-
G. G. Sommers'
Funeral rites for Goodloo G.
Sommers, 70, were held Saturday
at 3 pjm. from the Chapel of Har
ris Funeral Home, interment fol
lowing in Sharon Memorial Park
Mr. Sommers, retired Charlotte
attorney, succumbed of cancer
Friday at 2:30 a.m. in Kings
Mountain hospital. He died fol
lowing a short illness.
A native of Orange County,
Va., .Mr. Sommers was son of the
late Edgar F. and Mary Virginia
Henshaw Sommers. He retired
here in 1960 after serving from
1923-1960 as claiiTs attorney for
Continental In.surance Company
Continued On Page 8
Funeral rites for Dr. Paul Dick
son Patrick, 73, were held Sat
urday morning at 10:30 from
Fir.st Presbyterian church, inter
ment fallowing in Mountain Rest
j The former Kings Mountain
[minister died Thursday at 2:30
I p.m. in Wayne Memorial hospital,
! Jessup, Ga., following a two day
illness. Ho had become ill sud
denly while attending a meeting
of Georgia Presbytery and died
of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Dr. Patrick retired January 1
after serving since September,
11)58 as director of development
and expansion at Colum :ia Thea-
Icjical Seminary in Decatur, Ga.
Sina? March he had been serving
as interim pastor of Jt'ssup’s
First Presbyterian church. He
and Mrs. Patrick had occupied a
hone in Black ‘Maunfain in mid-
Di'ccmber and he was supplying
various Presbyterian churches in
this state and Georgia.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Patrick on-; ,3y vote of 3-0, the city board
(learod themselves to this com- of comixissioners Thursday nisht
munity, as both were active in , said “no” to Realtor Warren E
the community life and were not- Reynolds’ plea for pennission to
ed for service outside the church, deviate from terms of the newly-
Dr. Patrick was pastor hyie at enacted trailer park ordinance
SUCCUMBS Dr. Paul Dick
son Patrick succumbed Thurs
day in Jessup. Ga. Funeral
rites were held here Saturday
at First Presbyterian church
where he was pastor from
Board Says "No'
To Reynolds 3-0
To Be Given
; Curtain time is 8 o’clock Fri
day night for two one-act plays
I which the Kinf\ Mountain high
I school senior cla^ will present in
Central school auditorium.
, The Last Straw”,is a comedy
! by Paula 'Bauer. The action cen-
i ters around Mrs. Arnold Dray-
! ton s 'hen-pecked” husband who
I has lost his job. Mrs. Drayton gets
I a 10b and leaves poor Arnold at
! homo to do the cleaning .and
cooking. Hilarious complications
follow, 'when Arnold finally
forces himself to s^and up to his
wife, she so s, ‘"This is the last
The comedy-drama, “Old Skin
Flint”, was written by C. H.
Keeney. Tobias Flint, known a-
mong the employees of his furni
ture factory as “Old Skin Flint,”
has a soft spot for only three
things: his money; his orphaned
granddaughter, Alice; and the
memory of his dead wife. His
granddaughter, Alice, defies his
authority and plans her wedding.
Events cause his shell of hard
ness and stinginess toimelt away,
and a new and surprising facet
of "Old Skin Flint’s” true charac
ter is revealed.
Under direction of Mrs. J. H.
Patterson, the plays will be pro
duced by special arrangement
with Samuel French, Inc. and
Baker’s Plays, Boston, Massa
Mr. and Mrs. Carl MeWhirter
are assistant directors.
Admission is 75 cents for adults
and 50 cents for students.
Fii'sf Presbyterian church from
1935 .58, coming to Kings Moun
tain from South Carolina where
Continued On Page 8
City-Wide Fire Inspection Begins;
Bn^ess, Indnstiy To Be Checked
A city-wide fire Inspection be
gan Wednesday and will be com
pleted over a 10 day period, Fire
Chief Floyd Thornburg said this
Mr. Thornburg, who announced
plans for the inspection at
Thursday’s city board meeting,
said the fire inspection will in
clude t It c downtown district.
Kings Mountain area industrial
plants and commercial firms.
In other actions, the'board;
1) Discussed a request from
the Downtown Development Com
mission for a B6XXX> “loan” In
city funds to finance engineering
studies being made Charles
Davis of Hidcory, traffic and
planning consultants. Committee
Chairman John Plonk made the
request, saying the funds would
be repaid when a federal grant
is approved for public projects in
the downtown area.
The board authorized the may
or to appoiny a committee to
“look into iKc availability” and
migt witH Utc city iUhtney Iai}
It was t’ne second long session
by the board and the park own
er within a week in which Reyn
olds strongly protested the ordi
nance the commission contends he
To comply with the ordinance
the commission says that Reyn
olds must move, one trailer from
his Dixie Trailer Park off Gold
street and rearrange two exist
ing spacefe into one space. Th^
trailer is too close to ah existing
[ The city will install new sewer
and electrical lines, the board
report back to the board at the
.May 2 special meeting.
21 Authorized the mayor to ap
point a citizens advisory council
to make a feasibility study con- j property line.
cernLng minority housing and
formation of a redevelopment
commission with duties designed Re^nords*, burReynolds re-
to qualify lor federal urban re- fu.pd the offer. He asks for a
blanket variance e.xo-hpting all
vclopmcnt program. trails, spaces at both parks
3» Authorized Mayor Moss to 1 f^om the ordinance,
name a committee to present and . . ,.
to prepare for public hearing and j envisions, he says, future
adoption 1) the state building i ordinance violarions when trail-
code; 2) the state plumbing code;
and 3) the state electrical code.
These would update similar codes
adopted as early as 1939.
•1) Recognized completion of a
population and econamy study
and land use analysis made by
the community planning division
of the North Carolina Board of
Conservation and Development.
Copies of these studies are a-
vailable in booklet form In city
ers are pulled from existing
Assistant City Attorney Bill
Wliitc pointed out that the ordi
nance is not retroactive, mean
ing, he said, that trailers now in
violation of the ordinance arc
allowed to remain. But, when the
existing trailers are moved, new
ones may not be placed on spaces
if the spaces do not conform to
lot sizes and other specifications
set forth in the ordinance, he
CuHtinmii On Rag« 8
Chase For 3-0 Win
Senior Steve Goforth pitched
a one-hitler and struck out
11 batters to lead Kings Moun
tain’s Mountaineers to a 3-0
win -over Chase Wednesday
The game was called because
of rain with KM batting in the
bottom of the sixth inning.
The lone hit off Goforth,
who now is 4-0 in the confer
ence, was a single by Bobby
Bridges in the first inning of
Kings Mountain collected
three hits off loser Don Wease.
Tommy Goforth and Nelson
Connor each hit doubles and
Mike Smith obtained the other
, KM hit, a single In the first
The Mountaineers are now 4-
4 in Southwest Conference
To Local Hospital
L. Arnold Kiser, Kings Moun
tain industrialist, is a patient at
Kings Mountain hospital follow
ing his transfer from Charlotte
Memorial hospital last week.
A member of the family quotes
his condition as “about the
lie is still not perxitted vlsit-