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Kings Mountain, North Carolina, Thursday,”October 27, 1966
Seventy-Se venthr Y ear
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EVlLN&CUST — Rev. Kenneth
li. ^olRfleld. of Charlotte, fonn>
erly ol Cfrover, will be eTongel-
tstvlor MtiVcd serrlces begin
ning of Bethlehem Bap-
• '' ' r ’
Revival services will begin Sun
day morning at Bethlehem Bap
tist church, located on the Bethle
hem^ road just Outside of Kings
Mountain. Rev. kenneth L. Holli-
field, ol Charlotte, will be preach
ing Sunday morning and each
evening at.7:30 through Friday.
Itev...Mr. Hollifield is a native
oFCteveland County, he grew up
In Sihedby.and attended the pub
lic schools'there, Upon gradua
tion, from high school he bwame
associated with the automotive in-
dusfry until the beginning of'
World ^r II and later with
Glen I* MarUn Air Cmit Corpora
tion and the U. S. Ail Force.
During and after the war he
felt a definite call to the Christ
ian. Ministry and entered this
field in September, 1950. He was
otdained as a Baptist Minister by
the Zoar Baptist church of Shel
by. While a student at Gardner-
Webb Junior college he was call
ed as pastor by the Bethan >• Eip-
tist church in Grover, and con
tinued his t>astorate there while
attending (Limestone college,
" Gaffney, S. C. receiving his B. A.
Degree in 1955. He entered South
eastern Seminary, Wake Forest,
N. C., in September of that year
and became pastor of Woodland
Baptist church in Raleigh while
he was a student in the Seminal^.
He received his B.D. Degree in
Mr; Hollifield became pastor of
Durham Memorial Baptist church
in Charlotte September of 1963.
James F. Graham, the pastor
of iBethlehem church extends to
the people of this ^tion a most
cordial welcome to hear “Ken”
as he comes back home to preach.
His wife is the former Miss
Elizabeth Blackburn, of Kings
Mountain and Bethlehem church.
Cleveland County .^Democrats
vVill rally in Shelby Friday night
for a barbecue .«upper, the rally
culminating a day-long motor
cade of the county by party nom
inees and officials.
ThTe rally starts a busy week
end for the Deipocrats.
Saturday night in Asheville is
the Vance-Aycock Democratic
dinner, a state-wide affair, at the
City auditorium, and on Monday
night, the biennial 10th Congres
sional district rally will be held
The caravan, in which all
county Democratic nominees arc
invited to participate, will or
ganize at the Shelby Community
Center at 8 a.m. It will criss-cross
the county for stops in each of
the county’s 28 precincts.
The caravan ^11 disembark at
the Grover postoffice at 3 o’clock,
at the Kings Mountain National
Guard Armory at 3:30 and at
Ware’s Mountain View Orchard
at 4 o’clock.
The barbecue supper at the
Shelby Community Center will
begin at 5:30 and U. S. Repre
sentative Basil L. Whitener will
address the Democrats at 6 p.m.
The district rally in Hickory is
also posts a 5-30 p.m. supper
hour at Catawba County Fair
grounds, with the oratory to be
gin at 7:30.
Women Democrats will be en
tertained at tea in the afternoon
at the home of Mrs. E. M. Fen
At both cventsc political lead
ers will be present.
United Fund Goal Set At $16,500
P-TA's Bow Out
, '' Grover Rescub Squad will spon
' ' '' sor a Halloween carnival Friday
I night from 6 until 9 p.m. at Gro-
’ " V . i ver Rescue Squad building.
A house of horror, fishing, ap
ple bobbing and traditional .spook-
n-goblin fun will be festurod. For
the best-costumed, prizes will go
to the best costumed boy and
best-costumed girl under 12 years
Hot dogs, drinks, and french
fries will be available. Cake
walks will be featured in thp. en
tertainment along with a hat
No Halloween carnivals are
planned by school P-TA groups
in the area.
Members of the Methodist
... , . ,Youth Fellowships will trick-or-
Sarah Edith Hambright.daugh-1 treat for UNICEF on Sunday
Day k Saturday
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GOOD cmZEN — Edith Ham-
bright daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Myers Hombright. has
been named DAR Good Citizen
by the Colonel Frederick Ham-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Myers Ham
bright, of Kings Mountain, has
been selected DAR Good Citizen
by Colonel Frederick Hambright
Chapter, Daughters of the Ameri
The local chapter annually taps
a high school senior who displays
good citizenship characteristics
and presents her the Good Citizen
Miss Hambright is active in the
high school choral group and a
bus, driver. She reigned as Miss
Bethware Fair during the Sep
tember fair sponsored by the
Bethw'are Progressive club. She is
active in a number of extra-curri
cular activities and is an honor
Announcement of the award
was made by Mrs. L. E, Hinnant,
a merhber of the Good Citizen
committee from the local DAR
chapter. Mrs. C. Eugene Nelsler
is chapter regent.
from 3 until 7 p.m. with funds to
benefit the United Nations Chil
dren’s Fund. The annu.il pre-
Halloween project will provide
milk for needy children of the
world, according to arfnounce-
ment by Carol Dilling, of Central
Methodist church’s youth group.
Chestnut Ridge Baptist church
will hold traditional Halloween
festivities on Saturday with hot- i
dogs and homemade cakes to be
available to the public from 11
a.m., with the event to continue
all day. For delivery service, call
There were a couple of
bloopers at the Lions club
Tuesday night, as attendance
awards were being distributed.
When President Hal Plonk
intoned, “Lion Sam Weir, 22
years,” there was no response.
Mr. Weir apparently was ab
sent and the Lions laughed
Later Secretary Bill Moss ex
plained he did not have the
five-year pin due William tLaw-
rence Plonk, second vice-presi
dent. due to the efficiency of
“They wrote from Chicago,”
Secretary Moss reported, “that
I had made an error, that Wil
liam L. Plonk had received a
five-year award in 1955.”
Lions International was re
ferring to William Luther
Plonk, uncle of WUllam Law
Mr, Weir reported in before
the meeting was, oyer and was
promptly fined for being late
Dixon Firm Asks
Dixon Investment Company
Inc., has petitioned the, city board
of commlssldners to rc-zone a 16-
aere tr*ct oh York road from
light industrial designation to
general business designation.
Hearing on the petition has
been set for the regular Novem
ber 8 meeting of the commission.
Charles E. Dixon said his firm
a'cquirod the tract, on the east
aide of York Road, from Arch-
dBlc Mines, Inc.
Funeral will be held Thursday
in Bluefield, W. Va.,. for Dr
Robert Bruce Nye, $1, a former
Kings Mountain citi%n.
Dr. Nye graduated in the Kings
Mountain high school Class of
’21, when his father, the late F.
C. Nye was school superintendent.
Dr. Nye, associate dean of Jef
ferson Medical college, Philadel
phia, Pa, died in San Francisco,
Calif., Sunday while attending
the annual convention of the
American Association of Medical
He had received his medical de-
gree from Jefferson in 1927 and
except for brief periods had been
associated with the school since,
largely in administrative duties.
For the past 15 years, he had the
key role in passing on the qualifi
cations of 2000 medical students
Among survivors arc two sis
ters, Mrs. Harry LcGrand, of
Raleigh, and Mrs. R. W. Morris,
RdOit To Met!
Thursday Night ^
Burke To Head
Thomas F. Burke, manager of
the Kings Mountain division of
Lambeth" Rope Corporation, has
been '•'■named chairman of the
Mountain RediCross blood
PROMOTED — Richard K. Mc-
Mackin has been promoted to
the position of assistant secre
tary of Wachovia Bank and
Trust Company in Winston
TO CONVENTIOH «
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Blan
ton will return home Friday
from St. Louis, Mo., where
they represented the North
Carolina Pharmaceutical As
sociation at the national con
vention. Mr. Blanton, partner
in Kings Mountain Drug Com
pany, is president of the state
Representatives of Traffic and
Planning Associates, of Hickory,
will review Kings Mountain’s
downtown redevelopment plan
with the city commission at a
special meeting Thursday night
Also on the agenda is a bid
opening for a hydraulic-type
garbage packer and closed con
tainers which the particular type
packer can service by hydraulic
Uft. Also to be received are bids
for a tnuck to accommodate the
Mayor John Henry Moss said
five bids have been received
from packer dealers. .
The Mayor said Thursday’s re
view of the downtown redevel
opment plan should enable the
city’s application for project ap
proval to be filed during the
weekend with the regional of
fice of the Department of Hous
ing and Urban Development.
Meantime, the Downtown De
velopment committee will apply
for a corporate charter from
the State of North Carolina,
Rev. M. P. Hampton, pastor
of East Side Baptist church
of Blacksburg, S- C., is visiting
evangelist for services, which
continue through Sunday, at
Trinity 'Baptist church, Besse
mer City. Services are nightly
at 7 o’clock with special music
ncement of Mr. Burke’s
appointment was made 6y Rich
ard (Dick) Buse of Shelby, chair
man of the county chapter.
Mr. Burke succeeds L. C. Brew,
er, who resigned to assume bank
ing duties out-pf-the-county.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Burke of Kings Mountain, the
chairman is a graduate of Kings
Mountain high school and holds
a B.S. in social studies and ed
ucation and a B.S. in business
from Western (Carolina College at
CullOwhee. He also studied one
year at Belmont Abbey and has
done work on his master’s degree
at the University of North Caro
lina at Chapel Hill. He’s a vet
eran of Marine Corps service.
In Kings Mountain the Burke
family are members of Christ the
King Catholic Church. Mr. Burke
is a Rotarian.
Mrs. Burke is the former Vivian
Hill of Hendersonville. She is a
first grade teacher at Trinity Day
school. Other members of the
Burke family niclude three sons
and a daughter: Tommy, Jr.,
Christopher, Jimmy and Jennifer.
They reside at 508 Monroe Ave:
Next visit of the Kings Moun
tain Red Cross bloodmobile will
be on Monday, November 7th, at
the National Guard Armory.
Donors will bo processed from 11
a.m. until 5 p.m
Richard K Mc.Mackin, former
resident of Kintfs Mountain, has
been elected assistant secretary
of Wachovia Bank and Trust
Mr. McMJbckin, a native of
Clover, South Carolina, first
joined the Wachovia staff in
1960b following graduation from
tflpolr Rhyne college. After
peffrnce in the .‘Accounting
auditing departments, he wts
named manager of mortgage
loan accounting and servicing in
1965 and subsequently elected a
member of the official staff. Aft
er brief employment with Blue
Bell Inc., in Greensboro, he re-
'cently returned to Wachovia as
a supervisor in the general audit
He is married to the former
Ann Dilling, a native of Kings
Mountain. They have a son and
live at 2119 Ludlow Lane in
Mr McMackin is son of Mr,
and Mrs. W. L. McMackin of
Saturdayis tlio final day to
register for the November 8 gen- ,
oral election. j
On basis of registration activi- i
ty to date in Number 4 Town- j
ship and throughout the county, ]
few new voters will be eligible to
take part in the general election. ;
Alternative is a last-minute :
registering ru.sh, not anticipated
in spite of mor(‘-than-.sometimcs
contests at state, district and
Full report on regi.stration at
township precincts was not ob
tainable Wednesday, as Mrs. J.
H. Arthur, West Kings Mountain
registrar could not be reached.
However, the other three regis
trars, Mrs. Nell Canford, at East
Kings Mountain. Mrs. J. B. Ellis
at Grover and Mrs. J. D. Jones at
Bethware added only seven vot
Mrs Jones and Mrs. Ellis again
added a Democrat each. Mrs.
Cranford logged in three Demo
crats, two Republicans.
The registrars will be at the
precinct ‘polling places from 9 a.
m. until sunset.
Registration requirements are i
citizenship and residence within
ihe state for a year and within
the precinct one month.
CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN — W.
Donald Crawford will serve as
campaign chairman of the
Kings Mountain United Fund
for 1967. The fund drive will be
held November 7-21.
Funeral rites for Robert B.
Bridges, 63, of Boiling Springs,
father of Jonas Bridges, genera)
manager of Radio Station WK
MT, were hold Wednesday at 3
p.m. from Boiling Springs Bap
Mr. Bridges, retired farmer,
die^ Monday morning at 5 o’clock
in Cleveland Memorial hospital
Son ol the late Mr and Mrs.
Durham S. Bridges, he was a
native of Rutherford County. He
was a member of Boiling Springs
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Laladge Greene Bridges; his
A 20-year-old who will observe ! Jo'ias Bridges of Kings
his •birthday by November 8 jg j and Edwin Bridges of
eligible to register and vote 'Boilingf Springs; one daughter,
Persons desiring to vote absen- 'Thomas C. Poston of Boil-
tee should make immediate ap- Springs; four brothers, Gail
plication to Ralpli Gilbert chair- bridges of Boiling Springs, Ray
man of the Cleveland County of Washington, D. C.,
elections board. | Bridges and Vaughan Bridg-
jes, both of Miami, Fla.; and
three sisters, .Mrs. Guinn Whis-
nant of Boiling Springs, Mrs. C.
R. Ledbetter of Boiling Springs
and MrMs. W. A. Gilley of Char
lotte. Also survivig are four
Rev. T. Max Linnens and Rev.
C. M. Parks officiated at the final
rites and interment was in Cleve
land Memorial Park.
Rains AugineDt pty Wales Supply;
Tank Contract Awaid Anticipated
The past week’s heavy rainfall
has brought smiles to the face of
Grady Yelton, superintendent of
public works, who has been keep
ing close watch on the water
levels of the city’s York Road and
Davidson Lake fesvoirs.
The level in the York Road
lesevolr had increased by a foot
Tuesday afternoon and was con*
tinuing to rise Wednesday.
The two streams which serve
the York Road lake were also
showing a good rate of flow.
“The raw water supply was di
minished, but we foresaw no
shortage unless the drought con
tinued for a considerable period "
Supt. Yelton commented.
At the same time, he and the
city’s consulting engineer, W. K.
Dickson, of Charlotte, kept a con
tinuous check on the resevolr
Kings Mountain’s most criti
cal water shortage of recent
years occurred during the con
secutive dry sununere of J9d3
and 19-54. No water .service was
suspended, as some dtic.s found
necessary, but the city augment
ed its raw water supply by
pumping water into the York
Road resevoir from the shaft of
the old gold mine near the lake.
The Davidson lake was con-
.structed in 1954 and was avail
able as a source of supply the
followingycar. It has been used
as an auxiliary supply during
the past sever^ weeks.
It is anticipated the city board
of commissioners will take a step
toward augmenting the city’s
filtered water supply Thursday
night, when the board is expect-
cd to award contracts for con
struction of a two-million gallon
storage tank on Cherryvllle road.
Low bids for structure and tank
total $88,175. Chicago Bridge and
Iron Company was low bidder on
the tank and C. W. Gallant
Company low bidder for the
West P-TA Plans
West school Parent-Teacher
Association will sponsor the
annual fall turkey supper
Wednesday ■with serving from
5:30 until 7:30 p.m. in the
Announcement was made
by Mrs. W D. Harmon, publi
city chairman for the P-TA.
Serving will begin prompt
ly at 5:30 to allow those who
come to complete the meal in
time for mid-week prayer
services at the various
churches, said Mrs. Harmon
Proc-eeds will benefit the
P-TA projects for the school-
Turkey with all the trim
mings will be served.
Annual Harvest Day
Gakdalc Presbyterian church
on route 3, Clover, S.C. will spon
sor the annuaTHarvest Sale Sat.
urday with a beef hash dinner
to be served from 11 a.m until
Canned goods, pies, farm crops
and fancy goods will be on ex.
hibit and for sale in the fellow
ship hall of the church.
Proooeds from tbe bazaar bane-
fit tbe diurch-
Speaks To Lions
Noting that Lions Internation
al is the largest civic organiza
tion in the world, Jim Long, of
Gastonia, governor of District
31-C, told KihgS*Mountain Lions
Tuesday night, “But bigness
isn’t enough, it’s what to do that
“Is a Lions club a business,
a religion, a knife and fork
club, a social organization? Per
haps all of these,” the speaker
continued, “but more than that
its a service organization. Serv
ice is the way we pay the rent
for being here.”
Lions clubs as “a practical ap
plication of a man’s religion,
be he Protestant, Catliolic, Jew
ish, or otherwise.”
A current district project, ho
reported, is supplying of hos
pital equipment to a new hos
pital in Brazil. Purchasing the
equipment of a deceased doctor,
the district expects to provide
equipment valued at $10,000 to
the Brazil hospital.
He reported that over 8(X),000
Lions are members of 20,400
clubs in 135 nations
President Hal Plonk presented
perfect attendance awards for
1965-66. ' ,
Edwin Moore proved the dean
with 24 years of perfect attend
ance. followed by Sam Weirj 22
years, Richard Barnette 21 years,
and C. P. Barry 20.
Other awards: Odus Smith 10
years, George Thomasson 9,
Howard Bryant, President Plonk
and Marion L. (Willie) Williams
6 each, Bill Plonk 5, Dr. George
Plonk 4, Harry Jaynes 3, and
Ray Holmes, Bill Moss and Fred
Withers, one each.
Mrs. Arthur Hay
Has 13 Entrants
Thirteen Kings Mountain high
school senior girls representing
school clubs and organizations
are vicing for the title of Home
coming Queen in homecoming
festivities which culminate on
The new Queen and her eburt
will be presented at half-time of
the .Mountaincers-RS Central Mrs. Arthur Hay, retired
football game at 8 p.m. Friday in Kings Mountain insurance exec-
City Stadium. uutive, observed her 90th birth-
HiRhlighting P’riday events will day Tuesday
^ a homecoming parade on j There was no particular ccle-
dowiitown streets at 4:30 P-m. | bration but numerous friends
Each liomecoming Queen spon-1 called to greet her at her North
sor wi 1 provide a float designed j Gaston s.trect home, where she
by each club group participating, i resides with her daughter and
I'ootball players, as customary, i sister,
have selected their sponsors, all ^^rs. Hay is a native of York,
of whom will appear in the par- s. C. a daughter of John R.
ad(' and he presimted at the Fri- | and Louisa Lowery Gardner,
day night game. |g|^g married in 1905 to the
Larrj But ton is chairman of: j^te Arthur Hay, who died on
this year s Homocoming fostivi- | December 7, 1944, and has been
ties to be climaxed by a danTOj^ Kings Mountain citizen since
^onsoml l),v the Kings Mountain | 191.4 she was active in the work
Recreation Activities Association I qi Arthur Hay Agency for
after the game at the National . gome 30 years, actively man
Guard Armory 1 aging the insurance firm for a
S<'nior nominees who vie for (jggade following Mr. Hay’s
Kings Mountain’s United Fund
campaign for1967 Will seek a "
goal of $16,500 for six causes.
A kick-off breakfast will launch
the two-week financial drive on
4ovember 7th, Chairman W. J.
eoter has announced.
A re-organization meeting was
leld Monday night by United
Fund leaders and the $16,500 bud-
get and requests approved.
W Donald Crawford, cam
paign chairman, said eight divi-
iion chairmen will be appointed
this week and goalsjlflilJJthese di-
isions Set. He Ksfed mil bi%al^-
downs: industry, comnierdal, oro-
.essional, individual, advance sub
scription, correspondence, public
employees and schools.
Mr. Crawford said the fund
raising would be concentrated
during the two-week period No-
• ember 7-21 with the breakfast
'o launch the campaign.
Budgeted requests from six or
American Red Cross, $4,000.
Boy Scouts of America, $4,400.
Cleveland County Rescue
Kings Mountain High School
Girl Scouts of America, $1,700
Kings Mountain High School
Seventh budgeted item is $200
for United Fund administrative
Mauney Memorial 'Library did
not submit a request this year to
be included in the UF solicitation.
Officers for the current year,
in addition to Chairman Keeter,
superintendent of Phenix Plant
of Burlington Industries, are:
Don Ch’awford, campaign rtiair-
man and veteran Kings Mountain
postoffice e m p'^10 y e e ; Jonas
Bridges, publicity chairman; Mrs.
Ray Holmes, secretary; and Rob
ert Southwell, treasurer.
The board of directors includes
Mrs. PhilipgPadgett, Mrs. Holmes,
Ed Goter, Charles Mauney, Bill
Brown. Mr. Coggins, John Che
shire, Jr, Mr. Southwell, Charles
Blanton, Jacob Dixon, Elmore
Alexander and Fain Hambright
KMIIS Homecoming Queen are
customaril.v chosi-n from the sen
ior liomerooms. This year, clubs
are allowed to name a representa
Nominees arc Jo Bridges, Carol
Dilling, Becky Dixon, Sandra Hul-
lender, Diane Johnson, Hilda
Lowery, Jane .Morris, Judy Morri
son, Sandy Mullinax, Barbara
Plonk, Mary Both Ramsey, Ann
Sanders and Gloria Wheeler.
The winner will be selected in
student voting Friday.
Pvt. Jackie S. Hughes, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hughes
of Route 2, recently completed
Army basic training at Fort
Bragg, N. C.. and is now sta
tioned at Fort Leonard Wood,
Missouri. Ills address is: Pvt.
Jackie S. Hughes. NG 24993610,
C-3-1, 1st Platoon, Fort Leonard
Revival sendees are continu
ing this week at Grace Metho
dist Church with Rev. G H.
Allred, of Concord, ae visiting
evangelist. Final service in the
warii'f series ia toslgbt;.:
JUiti-Tetanus Cline Is Extended;
258 Here Have Received Vaccine
Two days remain for Kings I had received the dose during the
Mountain area citizens to avail | two-week drive aimed at per-
themsclvcs of the tetanus shot 1 sons 28 or older who have never
offered during a county-wide im- been immunized against tetanus
munization clinic sponsored by]or lockjaw
the County Medical Society.
The vaccine is free but a 50
cents donation is asked from
those "ho can afford to pay it,
said Dr. Frank Sincox, a local
physician and a spokesman for
Citizens may visit their phy
sician’s offices or the county
Dr. Z. P Mitchell, the coun
ty health officer, said yesterday
that he had been receiying good
the society who noted the drive reports from the four clinics be-
had been continued through Fri- ing held in the county.
Shelby Junior Woman’s Club
A spot check of local clinics is co-sponsoring the immuniza-
•nil rinctor's offices here show- tion clinics.
S that a total of 258 persona
At High School
Two new teachers have joined
the Kings Mountain high school
faculty, Superintendent B. N.
Barnes, has announced.
Mrs. Glenn Brookshire, serv
ing as a temporary teacher of
high school English, completed
her duties Friday and has been
succeeded by Mrs Robert Mann.
James O. Poston, bricklaying
instructor, resigned last week.
Gerald Rosser, of Sanford, for
the past four years bricklaying
instructor at Fayetteville Tedi-
nical Institute, will assume Mr.
Poston’s duties Thursday mor
GOP candidates in the Novem
ber 8th general election will con
centrate on shaking hands in the
parking lots of super markets
and in the business district here
Thursday, County GOP Chairman
Ed Smith said yesterday.
A pre-election day lally is be
ing planned, according to Smith,
and a hand shaking tour through
out the county within the next
James E. Dooley of Shelby, the
Republican candidate for a seat
in the House of Representatives
43rd District, will fill the roster '
at Thursday night’s Kkwanis club
meeting at 6:45.
Smith said that other candi
dates to visit here Thursday for a
day of “meeting the voters” are:
Kings Mountain native Kelly >
Dixon, Senate candidate; John L. j
Setzer of Shelby, candidate for I
the county board of education; J
Marvin McCurry of Fall8ton.J
candidate for the county IxMrdl
of education; A. Hobart Greene,!
Of Mooresboro, candidate for thel
N. C. Hoiuse; Everette Ckdns of^
Shelby, candidate for rtieriff;
Pierce A Cassedy and Sam Piw-
tor, both of Shelby, candidates for
county comntistioner posts; W
Hall Young, candidate for U. S
House of R^resentatives; and
John S. Shallcross, caidifet* fnr
the U. S. SeStete. ^
The GOP candidatea
Casar Saturday evantitg' *