Greater Kings Mountain 10,320
City Limits 8,256
Thli iigute lor Greater Kingi Mountcdn is derived from
the 1955 Kings Mountain city directory census. The city
limit* figure is from the United States census of 1965.
VOL 77 No. 24
Kings Mountain's Reliable Kewspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, June»16, 1966
PRICE TEN CENTS
Community Clean-Up Drive Extended To Jply 21
KMHS CLASS OF '41 HELD REUNION — Forty membors of tho Kings Mountain high school
graduating Class of '41 who returned here for a Saturday reunion are pictured above. Front row>
from left Eugene White, Clyde J. Bridges, Wilson Griffin, Betty NeUler Timberlake, Mrs. W. T.
Weir, Shirley Houser Hudson, Sarah H. Ivey, Louise Hampton Gupton, Virginia Parker Spears,
Betty Patrick Merritt, Rachel Smith Farley, Jo Keeter Rondolph. Second row, from left, Charles
Alexander, Jomes Alexander, W. H. Putnam, Jim Dickey, Menzell Phifer, Fanny Littl^ohn Clay,
Tomadge Frederick, Frances Crouse Hedden, R. G. Plonk. Jr.. Nancy Nichels. Meek Carpwiter.
Wanda Maloney McCoy. Gene Tignor,HeIen Ramsey Blanton, WiUiom H. Page, Dorothy Green
Jonas, James Gibson, RachM McClain Goforth, Alex Owens, Herbert Mitcbem, Madge Boyd King,
Charles Ballard, Juanita MeSwain Logan, and Eugene Wright
Class Of 1941
Forty memicers of the Kings
Mountain high school graduat
ing class of 1941 returned here
Saturday for a reunion.
Buffet supper was served at
the American Legion Hall. Ta
bles were deroratefk^tn the
colors, lavender and green, and
centered with nfrangments of
violets, the class flower.
Mrs. W. T. Weir, sponsor for
the class, was present as a spec
ial guest as was class mascot
Shirley Houser Hiudson.
Class president Betty Neisler
Timberlake of Staunton, Va.,
presented Mrs. Weir a miniature
sun dial, noting in her remarks
of welcome that “life is a high
way and the milestones are the
years.” She reminded graduates
of the class motto, “Deeds, Not
Words”, adding, “we live in
deeds, not years.”
I’ Dancing following dinner was
to the music of The Starlightcrs
band of Shelby.
Invocation was offered by Tal-
madge Frederick of Grieensboro.
Mrs. Helen Ramsey Blanton
headed the committee on ar-
ran.gements for the get-to-gether.
(Photo ^y Lem Lynch)
CONTESTANT — Linda Sher-
ler. Kings Mountain beauty
queen and Miss Shelby 1966,
will be a contestant in the an
nual Miss Southern Textile
pageant Saturday night in
Linda Shferrer, Kings Moun
tain beauty queen, will be one of
10 contestants vieing for the
title of “Miss Southern Textile”
iin the annual Mount Holly Miss
Textile pageant Saturday night
in Mount Holly high school audi
Miss Sherrer, 18 ■ year • old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
Sherrer, was recently named
“Miss Shelby”. The pageant is
only open to contestants who
have won titles in previous beau
ty contests and are currently
sponsored by Jaycee organiza
Kings Mountain Jaycces will
also sponsor Miss Shen’or in the
Mount Holly competition and
Mrs Gerald Thomasson will be
Crowned “Miss Kings Moun
tain” in the Battle Anniversary
Celebration last yfear, Miss Sher
rer was second runner-up and
winner of Miss Congeniality in
the 1965 MiM Shelby pageant,
came back this yiear to cop the
crown. She is a student at Lenoir
Rhyne cbllege in Hickory.
In the talent division she will
dance a modfcrn jazz number
which she herself choreographed.
Beauties from Charlotte, Con
cord, Gastonia, Hickory, Lincoln-
ton, Mnnroe, Stanley and Mount
Holly will also participate.
Kings Mountain Jaycees have
advance tickets for the Saturday
night pageant, Mr. Thomasson
Mrs. Moss loins
Mrs. Gail Huffstetler Moss,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. T.
Huffstetler of Kings Mountain
and wife of J. D. Moss, Jr. of
Charlotte, was graduated Thurs
day night from Charlotte Memo
rial Hospital School of Nursing.
The Kings Mountain native
will join the nursing staff of
Charlotte Memorial hospital,
Mr. Moss is. also a native of
Kings Mountain, son of Mr. and
Miw. J. D. Moss, Sfi
Mayor John Henry Moss testi
fied before the House Agricul
turo committee in Washington
last Friday in support of legis
lation to broadcri specifications
for community development dis-
The Mayor spoke on behalf of
the National League of Cftites,
vvliicli he told the committee is
an oisganization of more than
13..500 cities and towns, 10.000 of
then under 5,000 population.
Ho was accompanied at the
hearing by Joe Hendrick, Cleve
land County manager, and J. K.
O'Rourke, general counsel of the
Mational League of Cities.
The mayor described the de
velopment of Cleveland County
Organization of Governmental
officials and dbclared a specific
effort to broaden the base of
He pointed out the associa
tion's current study for obtain
ing county-wide water and sew-
tc service and told the commit-
f(>e 'the obvious problems are
those of financing detailed study,
planning and imDiementation
Ho suggested the CAGO group
would have no objection to be
ing included with neighboring
counticst, both in North and
South Carolina, on such a project
should prove such arrangements
Memorial service for Dr Lau
ra E. Plonk will be held at the
Plonk School of Creative Arts,
One Sunset Parkway, Asheville,
at 4 'clock Sunday afternoon.
Dr. plonk, a Kings Mountain
naUve and tfeacher here, was co-
founder of the Asheviiia achool
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GRADUATE — Richoitd E.
(Dick) Moxey, vice . president
of First-Citizens Bank & Trust
Company, was graduated Fri
day at the 17th annual session
of Graduate School of Bonking
of the South ot Louisiana Stote
Richard E. Maxey, vice presi
dent of First-Citizens Bank &
Trust Company, Kings Mountain,
was one of 182 bankers receiving
certificates at graduation cere
monies on Friday, June 10, con
cluding the 17th annual session
of the Graduate School of Bank
ing of the South at *-Louisiana
The school mbets for two
weeks each spring at LSU in
Baton Rouge under the auspices
of 14 sjuthern bankers associa
tions and LSU.
Dr Cecil G. Taylor, Chancel
lor of the main ca.mpus at LSU,
spoke at the graduation. Orrin
H. Swayze, Director of the school
since its inception in 1950, pre
sided at the graduation.
Tlie complete course at the
school requires spring attendance
for two weeks at LSU for thrfee
years. During this period, stu
dent bankers receive 180 hours
of classroom instruction, 30
hours of review, organizted eve-
ning study, and written final ex
aminations. In addition, a series
of home study problems must be
completed between sessions
which require an average of 200
liours eac h year. Tlie school of
banking was organized to pro
vide advanced study in all as
pects of banking, economieg, and
law The faculty consists of
some 90 professors, economists,
lawyei-s, bankers, and busineae-
men. Foil bnrollment this year
Included 673 bankers from 20
states and Mexico. Besides lec
tures i n 18 subjects, nmch of
the work involved group work
on hanking and economics with
additional business case studies.
Mr. Maxey was also elected
vice president of the graduating
class of 1966.
Mrs. Charles Blanton, prcai-
dent of Womfen of Kings Moun
tain presbytery, is in Montreat
attending a Synodical training
school for officers. Mrs. Blan-
ton will Mlurp iioipa Fiidai^
A total or 7W students hri^'
enrolled for two federal govern-1
ment-paid summer programs,'
both of which begin Monday^ j
A total of 611 have indicated '
I they will take the special read
ing program “Title 1 ’ for eco-
no.Tilcally - deprived children
Grades 3-12, while 153 have en
rolled for the pre-school "Head
Start” program to be taught at
In both programs, pupils will
enjoy a mommg milk-break and
lunch at the school cafeterias,
cj .lie pup.is, and free
D. U, aflaiock .o d,..ci.pr of _
the reading program, with Don.
Parker principal at Kings Moun-I
tain high school (for Grades 7-•
12), L. Adamsc principal c.t '
Compact eind Mr. Blalock at
Nor.h (for Grades 3-6). Howard
Bryant is director of the pre- |
school program at West school. I
The reading program is a six-
week course, the pre-school pro
gram and eight-week course.
In both, class size will approx
imate 15, and each classroo.m
teacher will be assisted by a
The reading program class day
will be 8:30 to 1, with w-ork in
art, music, physical education
and special thcraoy augmenting
the basic reading course.
The pre-school class day ■will
be 8:30 to 12:30.
Both Mr. Blalock and Mr. Bry
ant reported their faculties near-
The summer programs are be
ing provided through federal-
government gr*ntb approximat
• Five buses, will l>e employed
on the following #(MKtale:
BUS : To serveJjak G,rove—
Waco Road Sectiq(|r
Bus will Title I at
North School; *j^en to West
School for Hicad||$art; then to
bus’II. To serve Highway 74
leaxang Kings Mountain and
picking Up on right side and
turning around at Buffalo Creek
and back to Kings Mountain.
This bus will now “shut-
AT CONTRACT SIGNING — J. B. Archer, seated lett, regicnal director for manpowtq^training of
the U. S. Department of Labor, and W. K. Mouney, Jr., seated tight, president of the Industrial
Association of Kings Mountain, Inc., affix their signatures to a contract whereby the association
will be provided with $56J)00 in funds for training 300 unskilled and/or semi-skilled persons. Wit
nessing the signing are Congressman Basil L. Whitener, Lester Loiselle, area director, Tom V.
Poole, state director, and Joe Vale, association secretory.
Friendlier Ears For Textiles
In 'Capitd, Whitener Says
tic” bus from East
And Other Acts
“Textltee have had a friendlier
ear in difVashington during the
past fiw years in previous his-
tor.v,” U. S. Congressman Basil
L Whitener declared in ad-
to North for Title I and West for
Headstart, and then on to
BUS III: To serve York Road
and Hill Top; then to Compact
for Title I, then to West School
for Headstart, then^o KMHS.
BUS IV: To serve Mid Pines,
in and around Compact School
for Title I, then to West School
for Headstart,“then to KMHS.
BUS V: To serve Grover Area,
then to Compact School for Title
I, then to West School for Head
start, then to KMHS.
Central 1 dress here last Friday at a din-
New Timing Device
An electrical timing device to
help curb speeding was approv
ed Tuesday by the iboerd of city
"Speed watches” were suggest
ed by a total of nine citizens
who reported excessive speeding
by motorists on Cansler, Watter-
son, Gold, West Mountain
streets, North Piedmont avenue
and Linwood road.
The “whammy”’ will be used
this week on city streets.
ncr celebrating completion of a
local area job training program.
The Congressman pointed to
the one-price cotton program as
a prime example and a more rc-
ct'nt one inclusion in the House-
passed “food for peace” bill a
provision whereby cotton tex
tiles can be sold under this pro
gram. He predicted the Senate
would retain that provision.
“Food is important to hungry
people,” he commented, “but
clothes are important to naked
He also noted that a program
is being developed to make pos
sible the return to production of
marginal mines, which he said
would benefit several areas of
Till' Repix’.sentalive was pre
sento<l by State Senator Jack 11-
W. K. M'auncy, Jr., president,
presided at the dinner sessioin of
the Industrial Association of
Kings .Mountain, Inc-, with whom
the $56,000 job training contract
was,lef feet uated.
Charles Blanton. Jr., Installed
Pharmacy Association President
pngUDSMT-^CbarlM D. man-
to(B, Jtm !• tiM aowly la»rpiHad
prasIdMtt of lb* Iforth Cozo-
Charles D. Blanton, Jr., Kings
Mountain pharmacist, was in
stalled Tuesday as president of
the North Carolina Pharmaceu
tical association at the annual
convention in Asheville.
Thb Kings Mountain man also
presented the first Charles Don
ald Blanton annual award for
service to pharmacy to Roacrl
B. Hall, Mocksvillc pharmacist
and an association vice-president.
The award vvas e-stablishod
this year by Mr Blanton, Jr.,
and his mother in honor of the
late Kings Mountain citizen.
Other association offiebrs in
stalled were S. D. Griffin, Jr.,
James L. Creech, Smithfield,
idecond vice-president; Earl H.
'Date, Lenoir, third vice-presi
dent; and W. J. Smith, Chapel
The new presidbnt of the state
association isi a graduate of the
University of North Carolina
Skhodl of Pharmacy, Class of
1953. He spent two years in the
Ovntimied Ott Puga 8
IN NEW POST—William (Bill)
White will join the Brevard
law firm of Hamlin & Ramsey
White To .loin
Wi'li.ini (Bill I White. Kings
MdiiiiUiiii liuvyer and solieitnr of
cily i('(order'.s court, will join
tlie Miewird law firm of H.imlin
& liaiiisey on .Monday.
KMi'. White iias been associated
witli the King.s Mountain law
firm 'f Davis, White & White
sinei' .graduation from Wake
Foi(-'t Law School in June 1961.
H(‘ was .ippoinjed to tlic soliei-
tor’.s jiest in eai^ February 1965.
A nalixe of Laurinburg, he re
ceived' his B.S. degree fre. r
Wake I'on'st college jn 1957. He
a 'itdiK'r of Senator Jack H.
White, a partner in the law firm
of Davis, White & White.
In Kings M )unlain White has
been active in the Kings Mean-
tain J.ayi'ees and ' ion.s clubs His
wife is tlie former Barbara Al
len of Shelby. They and their
fnm-mon'hold daughter, Lisa
Ann. Iia'o resided on Sharon
Dt'ivh. The Whites are members
of First Bajitist church. .
He is jiresident qf Cleveland
County Young Democrats.
I Archer lauds
In Job Training4^
! North Carolina, a pioneer, also
has the best record of the 50
United States in training of man
power in skills, and the job
j naming contract with the In
dustrial Association., of Kings
j Mountain, Inc., is a first ol its
J. B. Archer, of Chambersburg,
Pa., regional director of the man-
power development divi.sion.
United Stales Department of La
bor, made the statements here
Friday night at a dinner follow
ing signing of a $56,000 contract
with the industrial association.
He quoted the late President
Kennedy,” Manpower is out
“It has been rbalizod we must
dovelope some new approachc:
to the (manpower problem. You’re
doing that,” Mr. Archer contin
ifesaid the needs are two-fold:
1) t.) developc skills of workers:
2) to match workmen with jobs
Witli passage of the Manpower
Training Act of 1962, implement
ing prior acts of 1960, 1937 and
191S, he continued. “We have the
necessary tools to do the job.
But it is the local comnjunity
that make.s the tools w.ark.”
He said over 4000 trainees had
been funded for an average cost
“Wc must develope the thrust
to keep the present program go
ing and get to the unskilled at
the bottom of the barrel,” he
Psofie!: Of City
Still h Effect
Kings Mountain'.? conununity*
wide cl(an-i!p and beautification
campaign will contini^ through
July 21 and the city ^ill extend
r.ar 30 days its proffei^to remove
^ debris f.'ce-af-charge.
Elmoi'c Alexander, chaitiTon
)f the c. mmittce for the
iroiccr. yax-e a progress report
'to the beard of commissioners
Tuesday night in which he prais-
I 'd the work ot many people for
[ heir -efforts in the campaign,
.incicrw''.y the cast month.
Mr. Alexander ''aid that ward
-and area clinirmen in the cam-
' oaign will gather next week to
[ make ' :rthcr plans for the clean
A t. ia! of 112 citizens have
kvy Dositions in the c2iTp.aign.
In other actions, the board;
1) authorized contract to A. M.
^Pullen Company for audit of city
books at cost of $6 per hour.
2) ’ accepted petition from Sa
die Cotton Mills for relocation of
Kiser street, Gold street and Sa
die Loop around the mill which
3> transferred taxi francliise
from F. G. McDaniel to Henry
4) accepted petitions for pav
ing, curb and gutter and approv
ed oq an “if and when” basis:
Secoiift street, Linwood to city
limits; Goforth and Landing
streets; Marion Haxvthome to
Meadoxvbrook; Stowe acres to
Police Pay Scale
Pet ledger Sheets
City police regular weekly pay
scales, per city office payroll
k'dger sheets are:
Chief of Police Paul Sanders
Desk Sergeant and Rtecorder’s
rt Clerk Earl Stroupe $99.93.
Officers, also justices of the
Officers Rhea Barber, third
;hift desk sergeant, and David
N. Corn, $64.37.
All other officers, $83.88.
Since January 1, all officers ex
cept Chief Sanders, Sergeant
xtroupe, and Officer Rhea Bar
er have received extra duty pay.
Thie city pays in the full six
oercent of gross pay in behalf of
'he officers to the state police
officers retiremfent fund.
As it does for all othter em
ployees, the city:
1) Provides the officters $5000
life insurance coverage.
2) Two-week paid vacation for
those with one year’s sService.
3) A week’s pay Christmas
bonus for those with one-year’s
4) A half-wetek’s pay. Christ
mas bonus for those with less
than one-year’s service.
Police Pay Hike
Rex'. C. R. Goodson, pastor of
East Gold Street Wesleyan Meth
odist church, and former high
way patrolman Richard (Dick)
Shiincy appeared before the city
board of commissioners Tuesday
night t ) request pay hikes for
They pointed to pay scales in
surrounding towns and cities.
Mayor John Moss thanked the
two men for their interest and
said that a salary review com
mittee xvill mieet soon to review
salaries of all city employees.
Otlicr Department of La':or of
ficials spt'aking briefly were
Tc(m V. Poole, state director.
Lester Loiselle, area director, a-
long witli Buell Bailey, managci
of the Cleveland County office
of tlie Employment Securitj
The Kings Mountain district
board of^cducation is advertising
for bids, to bo received on June
30, on tliree contracts for Gam
ble Memorial Stadium.
Bids are sought for genera)
construction, plumbing, and
Meeting Monday night, the
board authorized additional ex
tra payment per contract on
grading and drainage for rock
removal on the stadium site. Ex
tra payments due to rock have
Grading work is nearing" com
pletion and construction of seat-
Ida ie underwayi
Petie Lynn, daughter of Mrs.
Ruth Lynn of Kings Mountain,
lias joined the pharmaceutical
staff of Griffin Drug Company
for the summer months
Miss Lynn, a fourth year stu
dent at the University of North
Carolina School of Pharmacy, is
working under a summer intern
ship program. She began work
For the past threle summers
.Miss Lynn has been employed by
Kendall Medicine Company in
The 27th district, North Caro
lina Department of the Ameri
can legion, and its commander.
Joe H. McDaniel, Jr., of Kings
.Mauntain, have won axvards for
suipaaaing 1965 membership to-
7'*®’ to notification by
L. Eldon James, national com-
Tl^ 13 posts in the Clevieland-
Rutherford district had total
membership at May 1 of 1784.
district is among 12 of 31
in North Carolina qualifying for
the awards. *
*’°?.** in the district will be
supplied honor riy-bona lor their-
Da^ has received the nation^