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VOL 77 No. 21
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, May 26, 1966
PRICE TEN CENTS
Citizens To Vot«t h Biennial
Races For House.
Rev. Howard Jordan, president
of the Kings Mountain Minig^i^r-
ial Association and pastor of
Central Methodist church, will de
liver the baccalaui’eate sermon to
190 Kin^s Mountain high whool
graduating seniors Sunday^
, The 8 p.m. service will hfe held
in- Central school auditorium.
Finals exercises will be held
on Friday evening, June 3, in
Other ministers participating
on the program will be Rev.
Charles Easley, who will say the
invocation; Rev. William Sltytle
who will read,the scripture; Dr.
Paul Ausley who will present the
speaker; and Rev. Roy Lockridge
who will pronounce the benedic
The Kings Mountain high
school choir, under direction of
Mrs. J. N. McClure, will sinj Mo
zart’s “Sanctus and Hosanna’’
and “I Believe” by Ades. The
congregation will sing the liymn.
‘‘This Is My Father’s World.”
Junior marshals"' are Larry
Patrick Jane Morris, co
chiefs, arid Chuckicjlladdcn, Ken
ny Plonk. Jo Bridges, Nadine
Bell, David Wilson and Steve
Class of 1966 colors are red
and white, the class flower is a
red rose and the class i.Totto is
“.Life’s jouiaiey begins with a
Senior sponsors are Mrs_ Bill
Bates, D. B. Blalock. Mrs. Carl
Finger, James Stoll. Mrs. Robert
Haden, Mrs. Angel Lackey and
Miss Helen Logan.
Class officers arte Michael Go
forth, president, Steven James
Goforth, vice-president; Rita Bell,
secretary; and Glenda Dale By
ers, Rita Caveny, Patricia Hullen-
der, Teresa Jolley, Susan Lowery,
Larry Morgan and Pattie Steffy,
Paul Fite was issued a build
ing permit last week to erect a
six-room brick residence at
estimated cost of $16,000 at the
corner of Monroe avenue and
Groves street, according to re
port from the city clerk’s of
eLecte16—I. Ben Gofe^h, Jr..
West school principal the past
10 years, has accepted the
prindpalship of Fair Grove
Elementary school in Lexing-
’ton: . '*
To Davidson Post
I. Ben Gpforth, Jr., West
school principal the past 10
years, has been elected pi'jncipal i
of Fair Grove school at Lexing- '
ton for the coming school term. |
Fair Grove is the largest ele
mentary .scliool in the Lexington '
ODunty system. Goforth will sue
ceed E. T. Kearns, who is i-etir- .
ing after serving as a teacher
and principal for more than 40
A native of Kings Mountain,
Goforth is son of Mrs. I. B. Go
forth, Sr. and the late Mr. Go
forth. Before assuming the West
school prindpalship, he taught
eighth grade and high school
math for seven years.
He earned his master^s and un
dergraduate degrees from Appa
lachian Stale Teacher's college
at Boone where he was president
of his freshman and junior class
es anfl was listed in Who’s Who
In American Colleges and Uni
versities. He was a member of
the Kings Mountain high school
band and, choral society and was
active in the ASTC band. He
the South Pacific during World
served with the U. S. Navy in
War n and is a lieutenant in the
Continued On Page 8
At 3 o'clock
Commencement exercises for
51 Compact high school seniors
will begin on Sunday with the
baccalaureate sermon at 3 p.m.
in Compact school gymiorium.
Rev. Preston Pendergrass, pro
fessor of theology at Friendship
Junior college in Rock Hill, S. C.,
will deliver the sermon.
Diplomas will be presented to
51 seniors on Friday, June 3, at
j 8 p.m. Rev. George Leak, pastor
of Little Rock AME Zion church
of Charlotte, will be the com
Other eVte^ts arb f^anned tiifi*-
ginning Tlwisday, tohight, with
the annual spring musical at 7:30
at the Gymtorium. Members of
the Primary Band, Dance Group,
Glee club and the high school
-Glee club will perform.
Members of the Senior class
will present a three-act play,
‘‘Seniors Before the Bar”, Wed-
Cnntinmd On Pane 8
By MAR'HN HAlfMON
Cleveland Cpunty Awociation
of Governmental Officials has
received signed, contract frcir
the United States Department of
Labor for a $57,880 local neigh
borhood youth oerps summer
program, Mayor- John Henry
Moss, CAGO chairman, announc
The contract, signed by Jack
Howard, national director of the
youth program, callB for $31,625
in federal funds and with the
CAGO organization, through par
ticipating agencies, to supply the
balance via “in kind” contribu
It is estimated the .summer
prograth will supply part-time
employment for high School stu
dents during the 12 weeks end
ing August 26 for students, ages
16-21, now in high school expect-
fng to return in 1966-67. (Grad
uating seniors arc not eligible.)
Maximum work .week will be 241
hours per week 4nd the rate Will j
be $1.25 pet hour.
■t Oari noigtjJtnorhood
youth corps director, said 75 to
80 percent will be working fori
non-profit community agencies j
such as city recreation systems. !
Applicants to bo acceptable | ^ J-
must be in need of employment, flvSCllw WVmqQS
' detcnmioable on a formula bas- ■
bd on iMnily income.
POSTAL EMPLOYEES HONOR PHIFER — Rufus Phifer, center, retiring after 16 years as mail
messenger at Kings Mountain Postofficij, was honored by pcstal employees at a surprise picnic
luncheon Sundoy ot his home. At left of Mr. Phifer is his wife. Postmaster ChatlesL. Alexander,
<rt right present^ Mr. Phifer a gift from the postofficc staff. (Photo by Lem Lynch)
lent can be made
Continued On pne» $.
Whitener Will Speak Here Sunday
At Annual Memorial Day Rites
SPEAKER—U. S. Congressman
BasU L. Whitener wUl make
the address at Msmoriid Day
asrrlces here Sunday afternoon
la Memericd Park of Mountain
Tenth District U.S. Congress
man Basil L. Wliitcncr. will makte
the address at Kings Mountain’s
second annual Memorial Day
services Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The community is invited to
participate in the ceremonies to
be held in Memorial Park of
Mountain Rest cerpetcry.
Kings Mountain Minl.stcrial
Association, American Legion
Post 155, and Post 155 Auxiliary,
and Kings Mountain VFW ,Post
9811 are among sponsoring qt-
Mayor John hJ^Ioss,, other city
officials, and ^firdsentatives of
the various service organizations
will take part in in-the cere
monies. Rev. Tom Richie, pastor
of Boyce Mem^-^ial ARP church,
will say the invocatibn,.—-
U. S. flags will be placed on
veterans’ graves in Memorial
Park as a feature of the observ
Boy Scouts will distribute^ pro
lAitei 16 Yeais
I Rufus Phifer, 68, mail mbssen-
I g(>r and special deliveryman at
I Kings Mountain Postoffice the
past 16 years, retired Friday.
Get Top Inleiest
I Cleveland County Democrats
' go to tne poLs Sa-urclay to de-
. c.de township and county office
I nominations and to help decide
I General A.tsembly district and
I United Stales Senate .inminecj.
Cleveland Co.nty Republicans
will join their neighbors of the
lOth United States Congression
al district to deter rin.3 a nomi
nee to oppose Representative
Basil L. Whitener in Novem.cr.
Principal interest atttnd.s the
General Assembly district .'•aces,
the three-man sheriff’s race, -and
the eight-man contest for two
seats on the county commission.
Meantime, four citizen.s seek to
succeed Mrs. Lilli.an Newton,
veteran retiring county treasur
At the state level. U. S. Sena
tor B. Everett Jordan is chal
lenged by Hubert S. Seymour,
Jr., 41-ycai old Greensboro law
Probably holding top interest
in the county, as is usual, are
bids of Ambrose B. Cline, nep
hew of exSheriff Raymond
Cline, and Shelby Policeman
Broadus Hamrick to unseat
Sheriff Haywood Allen, son of
former Sheriff Irvin M. Allen
and a 15-ycar veteran in the of
For the county commission,
Carl Wilson and Richard E.
Ware, both of Kings Mountain,
Yates Smith, of Grover, Fritz
Morchoad, of Mooresboro, C. O.
! Greone and Robert N. CJothrie,
both of Shelby, seek to unseat
Ciiairraan David Beam and B.
E. iPopi Simmons.
For treasurer, George B. Hord,
retired assistant postmaster
here, MrS. Doris Oscome, Mrs.
On Saturday Postmaster Char-1 Druscilla Morgan, and Mrs. Har-
les Alexander received a call, riet Evans, the latter a sister of
! from the veteran postman, in-' Kings Mountain’s J. Lee Roberts,
I quiring, "Did you meet the
I Meeting the train at the South-
arc the candidates.
Candidates for the three 43rd
district House of Representa-
Kings Mountain agencies ren-
derinig ambulance service, jnclud-
1 ing funeral homes, will cintinue
! service as is, in spile of a rash
I of announcements through the
area that funeral homes an' sus
pending ambulance service.
A joint meeting held this morn
ing in the office of Mayor John
Henry Moss to discuss continu
I ance of ambulance service' for
the Kings Mountain and Graver
Area was attended by Ollie Har
ris, Harris Funeral Home, Frank
Sisk, Sisk Funeral Home. Hazel
Gill, Gill and Brown Funeral
Home, Corbet Nicho).son, Kings
Mountain Life .Saving Crew and
Fain HaiTbright, Grover Rescue
' "''i* , ''' s
* ir ^
fe?*' }K .
LINDA SHIRRER SHELBY CROWN Ukda LouIm
Sbenrar, th« ratgBiagliH[(|ll»yi MauiMn. wot ci'fwntd **Mtw
Shelby" la the Shalby .■pooneA boouty it FrMay
night in Shelby. The lt.TMV*«Ul donUhter •< Mr. obR Mrs. Looii
Sherrer of Kings MonnMa was a WtWd fcnroiMe in the totont
competition with a Joss number 4b cbeieegrapbal. A rising
Junior ot Lenoir Rbyno colloge in Hkbery, sbo will attend the
July stat^ Mffsnni wid oheereer, will lep^-esSOt Siwlby In
the 1B67 s|g$e hompetitiea la CbarloJ^^lIHe placed Hint among
11 contestoato to coga SSM aclielanijbiB|^ (Herald fjpoto, ebur
tesy. ’The CbTehmd Ttam)
After discussion of ambulance
service rendered ty these organ
izations which estimated aggre
gate numbr of calls at approxi
mately 9(X) annually, it wa.s a-
grwd to continue the ambulance
service to the citizen.s of this
are.a in the same “fast, courteous
and efficient manner which ..has
been renderd through tlic years.”
SPEAKER — Lt. Governor Rob-
ert W. (Bob) Scott will od'iress
Wednesday's June Dairy Month
kick-off breakfast at Hotel
Charles in Shelby.
Scott To Launch
Lt. Governor Kooert S'Olt will
be the principal hin'aUcr at the
1966 Clevi'laiui I'ounty Juno
Dairy Month “KicU-ofi’ Break
fast, according lo Kail Propsl,
The Mayor commented, “I am ‘'lairman of ihe Imaklast com-
,, , , ... I mitloe. The Dairy-Month Kick-
sure that I convey to these or- | Breakfast will be held on
ganizations the citizi'ns’ appreei- I Wednesday, Juno 1. at 7;3() a.m.
ation for these out.standing sci’v-1 at the Hotel Charles in Shelby,
ices and our grateful thanks for j The June Dairy Monili “Kick-
their human consideration of all ' • Bi’^'ikfast is st-agt d annual-
... I ly and gives dairymen, dairy in-
the citizens of ..our area by agree- justry personnel, and communi-
Ing to continue this most v^orth-1 ty leaders a chance n gcl togetlv
while service.” Continued On Page 8
Boyd Hanelson, 73, Succumbs
Of Wreck Infnries; Rites Today
Runcral rites far Boyd Har-
rclson, 73, retired rural mail car
rier, will be held Thursday at 11
aj-n. from El Bethel Methodist
The body will remain at Har
ris Funeral Home until 10 a.m.
today when It will lie In stale at
Rev, Roy LL Lockridge will
officiate at the final rites and
Interment will be In the cliurch
Mr. Harrbison died Tuesday at
5:30 p.m. in Kings Mountain
hospital. Injured the afternoon
of May 12th in an automobile
aocldent, he had not regained
The accident occurred on U.S..
74 five miles east of Shelby and
inv^ved oars operated by Har-
relson and Lonnie Cook of Lin-
colnton. Ihviestigattng patrolmen
•aid that’’; "
struck in the rear by the Cook
A native of Cli'vcland County,
Mr. Harrelsan was son of the
late Mr. an<l Mrs. .Miles P. Har-
relson. Active in El Bethel
church, he was a mcmbi'r oI the
Board of Stewards and served as
sexton lor El Bethel eorctcry.
He was a veteran of World War
I and a member of 40 & S.
* He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Ella Mae Pa-sour Harrel-
son; one son. Richard Harrelson
of Kings Mountain: three daugh
ters, Mrs_ Edward D. Martin of
Hampton, Va., Mrs. Charles E.
Curtis .of McBefe, S. C. and .Mrs.
Charles L. Baird of Kings Moun
tain; one sister, Mrs. C. C. Wal
lace of Gastonia; four brothers,
Reid and Alger Harrelson. both
of Gastonia, Yates Harrelsan of
Charlotteand Asbuiy Harrelson
’8 car was I of WacoLawl iuncgrandelulUren.
ern Railway Depot and trans-1 tivc scats are Kings Mountain’s
porting the mail to the postofficc I wr k. Mauney, Jr., and Represen-
was Mr. Phifer’s job. ; tativc Robert Z. Falls, both of
Ho missed pne train last Jan-; Cleveland, Representative Thurs-
uary when he slipped 011 the ice ^on Arlcd’C, of Polk, and Wil-
and suffered a broken arm. And,,iiam Harrill, of Rutherford,
he was sid.; four day.s this spring, j in the 29th senatorial district,
he recalled. ' Kings Mountain s Senator Jack
Sunday at 1 p.m. the 20 postal u. white, of Cleveland, and
employees and their f.imilic's i SoiKitor L. B. Hollowell, of Gas-
surpri.scd Mr. Pliifcr with a pic-j ton, seek rc-eledion over three
nie lunch at the Phifer home on' Qaston challengers, Marshall
Phifer road. The crowd of about' Rauch. G.astonia resident and
75 gathered on the lawn, caught | Rossemer City industrialist, Max
Mr. Phifer napping. 1 childoi's, for.Tor Gaston repre-
Stoke.s Wright, president of city
carriers’ Bill McDaniel rural
carrier, Kon Pruitt of the office
staff, and Postmaster .Mexander
contributed to a fun session after
lunch, in which they honored the
Kings Mountain native, farmer
and former * hardw-areman, cli
maxed by pr^li'cntation to him of
a navy blue jacket from the
Monday, tlie phone at the
postofficc rang and Mr. Phifer
itu|uin'd, "did you moot the
Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. ^
W. r>. Pliifer of Kings Mountain, | On 28th Voting
sentative and solicitor, and 'vVil-
liam L. Martin. Gastonia tele
Tile lone GOP contest pits W.
Hall Young, nominee two years
ago from Avery county, against
two Gastonians. Terry Parker
Wallace, electrical enginteer, and
Donald U'irick. a chemical en
gineer with Lithium Corporation.
There are several races for
constable, but not in Number 4
or -5 Townships.
Hufus i’Iii.''i'r oxpeCs to ‘‘do plen
ty of gardoning’’ on his farm
now ll?iU he has retin'd. Before
Joining ilie postofficc staff, he
worked at Phifer Hardware Com
Mrs. Pliifcr is tlie former Viv’-
ian Wolfc' of Kings .Mountain.
They were married in 1925 and
are parents of three children. A
daughter, Mrs. James Black, lives
in Peabody, Massachusetts. Their
two sons here are Bill Phifer and
John Phifer. There arc seven
The Phifers iutoiui El Bethel
Cholus To Give
The Kind's Mountain high
school Mixed Chorus will present
the annual spring concert 'I'hurs-
day (tonightI at S o’clock at the
lUc progra.n will be under the
dirccuon of Mrs. J. is. AicCiuro
and Mrs. Juaniia Logan.
There is no admission charge.
Eigiuy students are memoeis
of tne choral society.
American Legion Post 155
will serve Sunday lunch at 12
noon at the A.r.erican Legion
building, Commander Dick Mc
Ginnis has announced. The
meal will be served by Mrs.
Following arc facts concern
ing Saturday’s biennial pri
Polls open 6:30 a.m.
Polls close -6:30 p.m.
Polling placbs^ in Number 4
Township; Bethware, at Beth-
ware school: East Kings Moun
tain. at City Hatl; Grover, at
Grover fire station; West
Kings Mountain, at Anmory.
Number of ballots for Demo
crats, two (state and county).
Number oi ballots for Re
publicans. one (state).
Rcgi.stcrcd voters in town-
Fivemen To SfcoU
Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Dc-
partiTcnt will serve barbecue
chicken beginning at 5 p.m. Sat
urday as a money-making project
for fire-fighting equipment.
The plates are $1.50 each |t*’^d
will be available at the Flrtp
tion in the Bethlehem CommunT
ity until 8 p.m. ’
Tickets arc on sale from aqy
member of the voluntepr firt:men.
TO SYNOD MEET
Dr. Paul K. Ausley, pastor of
First Presbyterian church and
moderator of Kings Mountain
Presbytery, will return home
Thursday from Raleigh where
he attended N. C. Synod’s
Stewardship meeting which
began Tuesday. Dr. Ausley is
chairman of - Pieebytery’s