acation Ends For School
Charles Weir, 81,
Summer ends and school be-
^ jins next Wednesday for some
i] 1400 Kings Mountain district
Vacation season ends two days
earlier for faculty members, who
report Monday morning at 8:30
)t Central school auditorium lor
9. general faculty meeting. On
'i Jdjournment they will hold di-
S /isional meetings, then report to
:heir assigned schools.
First day for students Wednes
day is actually a half-day and
Ls labeled orientation day —
Parents of students who have
recently moved residence into
the Kings Mountain school dis-.
trict or who otherwise have
not indicated choice of schools
for their children are urged by
school officials to make their
choices not later than Tuesday,
uperintendent B. N. Barnes
aid federal Office of Educa
tion guidelines require that
dhe choice forms be executed.
^hen students receive books, olh-
.gr instructional materials and
■ litial assignments.
Thursday will be a full school-
lay, with all school cafeterias to
in operation. Grover expects'
have its cafeteria in opera-
ion the previous day, Principal
pames Scruggs reports.
Principal change from last
erm’s operational fornrat is the
iiisolidation of Compact high
phool into Kings Mountain high
bhool, which m.eans the 10-plant
ystem will ha\c a lone central-
located high school. Concur-
Bntly, the consolidation will
lark the major desegregation on
ctsis of race of the school facul-
WINS EAGLE — Eddie White,
member of Boy Scout Troop 91.
sponsored by St. Matthew^
Lutheran church, has received
the Eagle award, highest rank
in scouting. He is third mem
ber of his family to eora the
rank of Eogle.
Eddie White, 15-year-old son
of iMr. and Mrs. Lawrence White
of Kings Mountain, received the
highest rank in scouting at the
July Court of Honor. Eddie is a
member of Trop 91 sponsored by
St. Matthews Lutheran church.
Henry McKelvie,. Troop 90
“Scoutmaster, conducted the court.
The Eagle award was made by
Kings Mountain’s newest scout
master. Ken Pruitt of Troop 92
sponsored by jrst Baptist church.
Eddie is presently registered
as Jr Assistant Scoutmaster and
is active in tncry phase of scout-
41 Students were integrated, v.-.'.lr
'’^it regard to race, last term, but
New boys core into Eddie’s
troop so fast that this young
Friday at 4
Charles Page Weir, 81, retired
farmer of route 1 and onetime
No. 4 Township tax lister, died
Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock
in Kings Mountain hospital.
Funeral rites will be Friday at
4 p.m. from Bethlehem Baptist
Church. The body will remain at
Harris Funeral Home until an
hour before the rites when it will
lie in state at the church. Rev.
James Graham and Rev. Ray
Barrett will officiate, and inter
ment will be in El Bethel church
Mr. Weir, native of Cleveland
County, died after several
month’s illness. He was the son
of the late James Walker and
Roxanne Goforth Weir. He was
twice married; his first wife,
Martha Lou Carroll Weir, died in
1941. Mrs. Annie Russ Wier died
Surviving are. five sons, C. D,
Ware, Robert Ware, Howard
Ware, James yVare, all of Kings
Mountain, and Car?- Ware of Bes
semer Cit.vrtliree daughters, Mr*
G. T. Thornburg, Mrs. Charles
Spearman and Mrs. Harold Ran-
die, all of Kings Mountain; a
stepson, Eugene Martin of Shel-
by; two step-daughters, Mrs.
Howard Goforth of Kings Moun
tain and Mrs. Hilly Edwards of
Clayton; a sister, Mrs. E. L.
Carnpbell of Kings Mountain; 19
grandchildren and 13 great-
For KMHS Students
According to an announce-
';r.ent from the office of rligh
School Principal Glenn Brook
shire, Kings Mountain High
School students are asked to
report at 8:20 a.m. Aug. 24Lh
at the followinig rooms:
Juniors: Commons Area and
Seniors: Audioi - Visual
Rooms, Roo.t.s 5 and 6
iiod limited to administrative |
The board of education has not
ytt been approved for federal
^ds under guidelines of the
al Olficc of Education, De
partment of Health, Education
|However, Superintendent B. N.
irnes said he had been in tele-
ionic conversation vvith- a rep-
sentaiive of the office recently
Id that the representative indi-
Ited his personal approval of
Eddie White is the third White
brother to earn the rank of
Eugene and Ray White will at
tend Gaston College next year.
All three Eagle Scouts are em
ployed at City Srvicc Station by
their Scoutmaster, Otis F'alls, Jr
Cline On Duty
e Kings Mountain format. In Viet Nam
ICompact will operate grades
ides 7 and 8.
9/Sgt. Larry E. Cline, son of
City Commis-sioner and Mrs. Ray
1|^\W. Cline, arrived in South Viet
nam Friday for combat duty.
A member of the 352nd Tacti
cal Fighter Squadron based at
Phan Rang Air Base 130 miles
nortlioast of Saigon, Sgt. Cline
arrived with a squadron of F-lOO
emaining contracts for con-
uc^ion of John Gamble Memo- supersabres, formerly stationed
kl Stadium were let Monday
Jilt by the Kings Mountain dis-
ct board of education.
5oth went to previous low
|l<iers after negotiated deduc-
Ins Howard Construction Comr
|iy was awarded the genera]
nslruction contract at $17,228,
Gaston Electric Company
electrical contract at $15,183.
)nly remaining contract is for
Issing the stadium turf. Two
biAs have been received but a
tn»d is required before bids can
other actions the boanl:
1) Approved agreement with
G|ady Seism to grass the play-
areas west of the stadium on
D Approved school assign-
Ints as requc'sted with excep-
In of all applications for en-
Jment at West school and
fee applications for ' enroll-
it in North school second
Jde. The exceptions were due
f) Adopted the same school fee
|iedule as -last year, with ex-
?tion that maximum cafeteria
may be 25 cents for elemen-
pupils, and up to 30 cents
junior and senior high
Pre-season band drills began
londay at Kings Mountain
ligh school and are being held
tn Mondays at 6 p.m. Joe Hed-
ien is band director.
at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base.
The 18-plane unit has 210 of
ficers and enlisted men. It is the
third squadron from the 354th
Tactical Fighter Wing to leave
Myrtle Beach since last fall. One
went to Japan and another to
Lt. Col. Richard G. Newell,
commander of the 352nd/ said
that he expected “our bdys to
make a real mark for them
selves in South Vietnam.”
Mrs. Odell Benton has been
elected president of the Beth
lehem Volunteer Fire Depart
ment Auxiliary for 1966-67.
Other new officers are Mrs.
f-'allage“ Hord, vice-president;
Mrs. Gene Carpenter, secretary;
and Mrs Jack Lail, treasurer.
“The Auxiliary meets every
third Monday night of each
Officers were elected at the
regular meeting Monday night
at the department building on
To Be Held Ang. 27
The annual post-season ath
letic banquet sponsored by the
Kings Mountain Recreation De
partment will be hold Satur
day, August 27th, at 7 p.m. at
the American Legion Building.
Because of a conflict, the
banqiuet has been rescheduled
from August 20th to August
27th. Parents may obtain tic
kets at the Deal Street Pool.
Lions International is sponsor
ing a Peace Essay contest with
$50,000 in awards for composii-
tions on the thei-xe ‘‘Peace is At
The contest is open to any
male or female who will be 14
but less than 22 years of age as
oi Jan. 15, 1967, and entries must
be pompleted and<reteiv!ed-by the
sponsoring Lions club before
midnight, Dec. 10, 19664
Grand prize winner will re
ceive a ^5,000 personal educa
tional and/or career • assistance
grant to be administered by the
International Assoc, of Liens
Clubs, and eight World Geo
graphical Division winners will
receive a $1,000 cash prize, travel
expense-paid trip to Lions Inter
national 50th Anniversary Con
vention in 1967, in Chicago, a
gold medal and a personalized
Division Award plaque.
Award plaques will also be
presented to Multiple District
and District winners. Club level
Certificates of Achievement from
th president of the Internationa!
Association of Lions Clubs will
be presented by the local club.
The Kings Mountain club is
offerlniT a $50 savings bond lor
first place and a $25 bond for
second place local entries.
Application forms may be ac
quired at Willie’s Jewelry frem
LJon Willie Williams, and infor
mation concerning the essay, not
to exceed 5,000 words, may be
received from (Lion Howard Bi-y-
ant, local chairman or from
Lion Sam Weir.
Purpose of the contest is to
focus attention on the desirabil
ity of searching for ideas and
developing a plan to make peace
a reality, and the goals of the
competition are discovery of a
workable plan far world peace,
coneentration of attention on the
subject of world peace, and the
accentuation of the meaning of
freedom and liberty.
KM-Gaston Folk Talk Annexation,
East ^ Citizens Seek Election
' C. E. Neisler remains a patient
in St. Elizabeth's hospital, Lin
coln, Nebraska, and relatives re
port he is still quite ill.
Mr. Neisler underwent a sec
ond operation Monday, his sis
ter, Mrs H. R. Hunnicutt, said.
He remains in the Intensive
Cai'e section of the hospital.
Mrs. Neisler, Billy. Gene Neis
ler, and Mrs. Tom Mitchell, the
latter sister of Mrs. C. E. Neis
ler, are in Lincoln, Nebraska
with Mr. Neisler.
Mr. and Mrs Harry Page, sis
ter and brother-in-law of C. E.
Neisler, returned home Wednes
day. The Pages and Nelslers
were on vacation when Mr. Nd*-
lec beoaioaie ill.
Representatives of East Kings
Mountain residents, most of them
citizens of the City of Kings
Mountain but not of the Kings
Mountain School District, map
ped plans Tuesday night to seek
an annexation election to the
Mrs. Arthur Flowers, a mem
ber of the committee, said that
Roy I^nn, chairman of the
group, was to confer Wednesday
momtaig with an attorney on
possibUties of annexation.
Mr. Aynn was unavailable for
oarnnamt at pressUmc Wednes
Mrs^.Flowei's said that last
week parents of Gaston District
pupils who last year attended
Kings Mountain district schools
were notified by the Gaston
Board ipf Education they would
be allowed five days to complete
school: choice lorms. Sunday was
Moantime, Schools Supt. B. N.
Barnes said Wednesday that at
least two parents had informed
him they had received Gaston
Board of Education notification
but actually reside in the Kings
Mountain School District. Chil
dren of these parents will, of
course; attend Kings Mountain
The approximately 25 families
who seek annexation reside in
the Llnwood section of the dty.
The area is In the Gaston school
district and the Gallon Board of
Education has declined requests
for releases of out-of-district pu
Gaston school Mithoritieg point
to new federal guide lines on
out-of-district pu^ls os basis for
their decision. The students have
been attending Kings Mountain
schools under a relaxed policy
used by both the Kings Mountain
and Gaston County systems prior
to issuance of the f^eral Ade
Kings Mountain district I
.schools, as of Wedne.sday, still j
required 18 faculty members to|
ccmplcte teacher requirements
for the school year which starts
.Meant..T.e, the city board of
educaliion Monday night e.rploy
ed 14 new teachers.
Still needed arc four English
teachers, a teacher of mathe
matics and a teacher of science
for the high school. The other 12
vacancies are for Junior-high
and elementary positions.
■‘We need IS teachers for a
full complement”, Supt. B. N.
The new faculty members em
ployed by the board of education
this week include a new princi
pal far Park Grace Elementary
school in the person of James C.
Ayers of Forest City.
William W. RaiT.sey of Char
lotte, who had signed contract as
an English teacher in the high
school, asked that ho be released
from his contract and the board
moved to grant his release.
Other new teachers are: Miss
Ellen Tripp of Charlotte, high
.school distributive education;
Mrs. Carol R. Miller, Charlotte,
seventh grade. Central; Gary
Dean Upton, Cherryville, Cen
tral; Miss Bevel ly Lee Herndon,
Kings Mountain, Grover; Miss
Jacqultha Rountree, Grover, Cen
tral; James R. Partlow, Gas
tonia, Compact' Mrs. Froriiu-afTl*,
Little, -Gaffney, S. C., Central;
Miss Cynthia Wright, Grover.
Bethware; Richai'd E. Hamrick,
Shelby, Central; Miss Sarah \V.
Jones, Shelby. Central; Mrs. Si-
rah Keeler, Graver, at Grover;
Miss Willie McGill, North; and
Mrs. Lee Phoenix, Shelby, Cen
45 Melons Sliced.
For Kids To Eat
TIic 138 children enrolled in
Kings Mountain’s first Opera
tion Hoad Start program can
Principal Howard Bryant and
faculty members accompanied
the group of pre-schoolers to
Kings Mountain National Mili
tary Park Friday for a water
Forty-five watermelons were
sliced for the group of young
folk and adults to eat.
The eight-week Head Start
program ended here this week.
Goforth To Hnrl
Foui From Flag
By MARTIN HARMON
Rocky Goforth wdll go to the
mound at 9 ajr. (EST) Thurs
day morning, as the Teeners
face River Rouge, Mich., in the
semi - finals of the national
championship tourn2Lment a t
Coach Ken Booker, of River
Rouge, is expected to counter
with Gary Baker, a right-hander
who lived in Asheville until 1958,
or Tony Rinna, a southpaw and
nephew of his team’s Assistant
Coach John Rinna_
Mount.aineer Co9ch Ray Pear
son said he would hold Daimell
Whefstinc in reserve. If Whet-
stinc should be called on for re
lief. Pearson said Wayne Mulli-
nax would be his Friday mom-
c-tt Jordan will serve as chair-iinij choice,
i man and 10th District United I Elgin. Ill., three times victor-
I States Representative Basil L.jio.s without defeat is in the fa-
Will Also Seive
By MARTIN HARMON
United States Senator B. Ever-
vared spot, already sure of a'
j date in the finals series of the
Whitener co-chairman of congres
I sional committee to obtain a per
Ison of national prominence as|double
speaker at the upcoming 186th starting Friday morning,
the Battle of
Class Of 1936
Funeral rites for Mi's. Lola
Gladden Gunnells, 62, widow of
Robert I. Gunnells, were held
Tuesday at 4 p.m. from Second
Baptist church, interment follow
ing in Shady Grove cemetery
Mrs. Gunnells died Sunday
night at 10:30 in Gaston Memo
rial hispital following several
She was a daughter of the late
William Walter Gladden and
was a member of Second Baptist
Surviving are her mother, Mrs.
Mary Ellen Stroupc Gladden;
three sons. Clarence Gunnells of
Charlotte, Jack Giunnells of Shel
by and Jai.r.cs Gunnells of Fori
Myers, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs.
F_ L. Blanton of Kings Moun
tain; five brothers, Furman
Gladden, Clyde Gladden, Earl
Gladden, all of Kings Mountain,
Howard Gladden and Frank
Gladden, b dh of Washington, D.
C.; and eight grandchildren.
Rev. Wa.vne Ashe, pastor of
Macedonia Baptist church, offi
ciated at the final rites
'The Kings Mountain high
school Class of ’36 will hold a
30th anniversary reunion dinner-
dance at the American Legion! _
ballrocin Saturday evening be- Davison Joins
ginning at 6 o’clock.
Class President Earl E. McGill
of Blacksburg, S. C., will serve |
as master of ceremonies. Others i
on the program will include Dr.
George Plonk, Dr. Martha
Plonk, of Corvallis, Ore., and
.Mrs. Ottie White Crosby and
Mrs. Eva Mae Suber Houston
arc on the decoration committea
and Martin Harmon has served
as general chairman.
Mayor John Henry Moss will
welcome the class on behalf of
the city. Superintendent B N.
Barnes and Mrs. W. T. Weir,
Class of ’36 homeroom teacher,
will bring .greetings.
Among out-iaf-town members
of the class wlio have made res
ervations are John E. Elam,
Bladenboro, Mrs. Sara Lee Har-
rill Dorton, Atlanta, Ga., Clyde
Greene, Latta, S. C., Jack and
Elizabeth Neill I'oriune, Hick
ory, Paul W. Hullcnder, Chester,
S. C., Miss Eunice Hord, Ashe
ville, Campbell Stewart, Gas-
tonja, and Dr. Martha Plonk.
Special guests will include
faculty members and school
hoard members of 1935-36, grade
mothers of 1934-35 and 1935-36,
Following dinner The Star-
lighters will furnish music for
dancing until midnight.
I Four - Gallon Club
Thomas H. Davison, manag
er of the A & P Food Store
Jiere. became a member of tlie
exclusive "four gallon” club of
blood donors at last week’s
v’isit of the regional blood col
Joining the "three gallon”
club were Fiank Ilollifield.
Mrs. Ray Cline and Leonard
Di'iinis L Gofoi lli became a
member of the "two gallon”
club and Harold Cloninger,
Th.omas McAbee, Ernest Mau-
ney and .Mickey Wagoner join
ed the “one gallon” club.
Itimous T. Valentine, of Nash
ville, state Democratic chairman,
also pledged his support
Mayor John Henry Moss made
tlie announcement following tel
ephone conversation with Senator
Jordan. Representative Whitener
and Chairman Valentine Wed
Participating in the conversa-
Like Kings Mountain, the oth
er rei.xaining teams other than
Elgin, including River Rouge
and Lebanon Valley, Pa., face
of the|tbe difficult chore of 'winning
four consecutive games to 'oome
home with the championship.
The winner of the Kings Moun
tain-River Rouge game will meet
Lebanon Valley in an afternoon
game. Tlie winner of that en
counter will be Elgin’s Friday
morning opponent. If Elgin wins.
tions were Clyde Nolan, of Shel-1 it’s all over. If Elgin loses, it
by, member of the state Demo- will be sudden death for both in
cratic executive committee, Mag-1 the Friday afternoon game,
istrato J. Lee Roberts and Herald River Rouge, like Kings Moun-
Editor Martin Harmon. |tain, lost its opening game, by
Mayor Moss said he envisioned 16-4 to Pierre. S. D., but stayed
the -upcoming celebration the'alive by copping two games
week of October’ 3-8 as a region- Wednesday, sending Del City,
al celebration, with participation Okla., bore by 10 to 8 in the
throughout the Piedmont area, morning 'game, 'and eliminating
particularly adjoining counties Bellefonte, Pa., victor over Kings
in both North and ^uth Caro
Ho said the full North Caro
lina Congressional delegation
will be asked to serve on the
committee, along with Governor
Dan Moore and governors of
neighboring states. South Caro
lina Senators and Congressmen
The finance committee, headed
by Charles Mouney, is already at
work, the Mayor reported.
“We want to make this year’s
celebration the best yet,” he
Both Senator Jordan and Rep
resentative Whitener cxpre.sscd
enthu.sia.sm about the 186th an-
Mountain 5-4 Monday,, in_ the
aftem'oon by 5-0.
Under Teener rule9 no pitcher
may hurl more than 27 outs per
Eail E. McGUl
Earl E. McGill, of Blacksburg,
S C., was elected president of
McGills of Gaston at the 70th
annual clan reun'on Sunday. He
succeeds William Lawrence
Other officers elected were Mrs.
niversary event and compliment- Earl E. Carpenter, ^ice-president
ed Kings Mountain on last ycar’.s
18.5th celebration which attract
ed more han 40,000.
To Hold Reunion
Descendants of the late
W. Watterson will hold the an
nual elan reunion Sunday at tlie
Grover Rescue Squad building, it
lias been announced by W L.
Watterson, of Kings Mountain,
member of the family.
Picnic dinner will lie served at
Title I Pio^am Report: Blalock
Teims Reading Pio^iam Successful
Kings .Mountain’s Title 1 .sum- gain”, he added,
mer program wa.s highly sueees- Pupils at the
ful. Director D. 'B. Blalock,
Cost Was $3750
Sidewalk engineers in con
siderable number expresaed a-
mazement at the quick razing
job done on tlie venerable Cen-
■tral Methodiat church.
The landmark, after prior
removal of at an-glass windows
and organ pipes, required only
Coat of the job to the church
was $3750, Building Committee
Chairman B. S. Peeler, Jr. said.
Member John DiUing re
marked, ‘‘Our net cost would
have been leas had we charged
admlesioa to watch the noiSig
said Tuesday following an eval
"The program was largely
s/ucccssful”, 'Blalock said, “be
cause of the teachers who mo
tivated each student and main
tained a pleasant learning en
vironment , in their classes. In
addition, the teachers were ass
isted by a very capable staff of
teacher aides”, said Blalock.
Blalock said the summer pro
gram in languaige arts will be
officially completed as the dental
and other imedical services are
realized. This'Will be completed
when appointments-for the stu
dents can be made, he continued.
An evaluation of the program,
Blalock said, reveals less than
nine percent drop-out rate for
the three schools and an average
daily attendance of 90 percent.
“This is excellent”, Blalock
said, “in view of this program
The expected gain in reading
ability was one and one-half
months and a gain of eight
‘months was realized, Blalock re
ported. “Much credit should be
given our reading consultant.
RidiiUtl Culyer. for this record
showed a weight gain, Blalock
reported, and he pointed to the
free lunch 'and milk break pio-
gram as principal reason. “This
was important because it gave
the students the energy neces
sary to learn”., said Blalock.
Outcorres of the program, ac
cording to the director, will
mean: reduction in speech hand
icaps; a greater appreciation for
art; more interest in good litera
ture; social development and a
better attitude towards school
Don Parker was principal at
Kings Mountain high school for
grades 7-12; L. L. Adams was
principal at Compact and Mr.
Blalock was principal at North
for grades 3-6.
The reading program was a
six-week course and one of two
federal government-paid summer
programs here. A total of 611
were enrolled for the special
reading program for econo.T.ical-
ly deprived children.
The reading program class day
was from 8:30 to 1, with work in
art, music, physical ^ucation
and special thepaphy augmenting
the basic reading day.
and Mrs. N. F. McGill, Jr., secre
Norman McGill, Mrs. Louise
Wright and Miss Annie Wolfe
were named to the nominating
committee to report at the 1967
Bonner McGill, of the William
McGill Clan, brought greetings
from his group and noted that
William McGill and Thomas Mc
Gill, forbear of McGills of Gas
ton, were brothers.
U. S. Congressman Basil L.
Whitener told the clan he had
learned, on his recent trip to
Viet Nam, that the military lead
ers declare the today’s young
fighting man “the finest of three
He suggested, “We worry about
the Beatles bangs are in worse
our young people, yet I doubt if
than dancing the Charleston.” He
added, “Let’s look at what the
good youngsters do, and they do
Bethware Community Fair’s
annual pre-fair barbecue was a
were guests of
the Bethware Progressive club,
sensors of the fair, far supper.
There 'were long lines at the
supper table at 7:30, over an
hour after serving began at
Bethware school cafeteria
The 19th annual Bethware
^nimunity Fair will be held
Septeniber 14-17 on the grounds
of Bethware schools.
The agricultural fair offers
cash prizes to exhibitors of farm
products and the premium list
to printed In a fair catalog just
off the press.
Bethware Fair is .approved hi’
N. C. Departi.rent of Agri
culture and is a member of the
North Carolina Associations of