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VOL 77 No. 45
SstablishwJ 1889
Kings Mountain, North Carolina, Thursday, November 10, 1966
Seventy-Seventh Year
Jordan, Whitener, County Democrats Are Winners
oim'Event Set
Choral Festival
Ci llevei^i 25:
SiWta To Cone
iQnge ^Mountain and Number
4 1*^1 have a xmique
Chriaitnhs-openlng this year.
' It will be the Kings Mountain
18166 Christmas .Carol Festival,
fti eVbht of the ’evening of Fri
day, l^ovember 25, jind expected
id feature a^ 1000-voi^ group of
singers',MnolOding church choirs,
eiismbles'and soloists.
The carol 'festival, is under
sponisor^p of the' Kings Moun
tain Merchants Association, with
Presidenti'Charles E. Dixon, Al
len JoUey, and Mayor John Hen
ry. ■ Mass' as oo-phairmen. Sub
committees wll indtide a half-
hdlldM Kings Mountain area
7J»e singers will perform —
and- lead conununity-itype sing-
ihg from a platform in the
paSd^., area of South Battle-
gccund .avcPde, and other lUgh-
fights '.wtil include:
1) Awarding of a trophy to
thip detail' store adjudged to have
besf'decoratcd atore windows.
Jl lj^tihg for the first time
df Clu^tmas street lights in the
buShiCBs sedion .
■3^ Jk- pr&Chilstmas visit by
■Salfbt IClMis, wdlo will arrive by
Hdfcdp^.. . ^
, fiiBtdaat Dbcon
iype Of - Chi^atBSia operll
bo;th uniqx|e '•attrac
tive,,, emdhasisdhg the religious
' ''^^^ihg off, Christmas as well as
dhfe' aec^ar ”
iHe.added,‘“We want and an-
thHpate area-wide participation.”
Family Of Five
lajiiied In Wtedc
Eddie Pinson, oge 10, of
^to i. Grover, died eaily
WodnasdoT night in o Char-
lotia hospital after receiving
' InhniOB Wednesday afternoon
m a thrM'Vehido collision at
the intairsectioa of East King
. and CfopontMT streets.
For Ben Bribes
S & L Executive
Fonni» Mmiiher
Of Cfry
Fimeral Htea for Ben Hudswi
Bridges, 43,<' secretary-treasurer
of Kings^ 'Mountain Savings A
Loan Associaiioh thp past 13
years, •were held FWday at 4 p.m.
from St. ‘ Matthew’s Lutheran
churdi, intermeiit following in
Mountain Rest c^etery.
Mr Bridges ^ed last Wednes
day night at 10:45 p.m. in the
Kings Mountain hoapitiil follow
ing several moiiths! illness.
He was a native -of Kings
Mountsdn, son o!f the’ late Bra
Hudson Bridges,,.* Sr. and Lillie
White Bridges,
A graduate of Catawba college
with a degree in business admin
istration, he was a veteran of
World War II Infantry sorvice
in Europe, Wad: .a Prisoner of
War. HO wts * fonder director
of di«..'Ki]lgs hldunt^ Kiwanis
IfTMiphewSi church
vdieiie he served on the clwrch
He was ...Sflso a director of
Kings Mountain Savings & Loan
Association, i.
In lieu of floWers family
has designated memoHal gifts
to St. Matthew’s Lutheran
He is survived by-his wife, the
former Kathleen"Mdrgan; three
sons, Ben Hudson B^ges, III,
freshman at Cata’wba' college in
Salisbury; and William Douglas
and Jacob Morgan Bridges, both
of the home.
Elected to three terms on the
board of city commissioners from
1957-63, he did iiot seek re-elec
tion to a fourth term when he
and his family occupied a new
residence on ',Che(»tnut Ridge
road outside the dty limits. He
served as mayor pro tempore
during the lodges Administra
tion. i'
His pastor, Rev. .Charles Eas
ley, officiated At the final rites.
Directors of Kjngs Mountain
Savings A iLdaii i^sociAtion were
honorary pallbearers. They in
eluded J. Roah DaVis, Dr, L. P
Baker, Dr. Jdin C. McGill, C.
Glenn White, 'Boyce Gault,
George Ldvis ahd Clyde Kerns,
Active pallbearers were Mayor
John Henry MlOSs Glee Edwin
Bridges, Carl P. Mauney, George
H. Mauney, Charles Maimey,
Carl Finger and Gus Kiser.
IUTE^ held — Funetol rites
for ^n Hudson Bridges, Jr., 43,
W0tf held Friday. Mr. Bridges,
aeowtary treasurer of Kings
MjMjntgin Savings & Loon As-
sooffrtion. . died' Wedsesday
ni^t. V-
north P.TA
Regular meeting of North
school parent - Teacher Asso
ciation will be heid’'Tuesday
night at 7:30 in the yiehool au
Be Kamed
Nominations for the Optlmlst-
sponsored awvds to-, “Teenagers
of 1966” will Sib received throujh
Wednesday, President Lewis
Hovis said this week.
'The nominated letter should be
addressed to Box 121, Kings
A young man and young wom
en of the community will be
honored during Youth Apprecia
tion Week October 14-20 with a
trophy recognizing them for their
The awards are presented here
Annually by the civic club.
Deputy Sheriff
Paul Byeis, 56,
Dies Suddenly
Funeral rites for Deputy
Sheriff Paul A. Byers' 56, of
Grover, were held Wednesday
at 3:30 from Grover’s First Bap
tist church of which he was a
Byers, 15-year veteran with the
Cleveland ^imty Sheriff's De-
partment, died suddenly Mond^
about 12:30 p.m. in the front yard
of his residence. A doetpr sum
moned to the scene Attributed
death to a heart attack.
Son of Mrs. Mattie Moore
Byers of Grover and the late Wil
liam Rufus Byers, the deputy had
a heart ailment that hospitaliz^
him at Oteen Veteran’s hospital
on Sept. 30. There a Pacemaker
was permanently affixed to his
heart to regulate heart action.
He had been back at his role as
a deputy since Oct. 10 and was
apparently in active health until
the sudden attack Monday.
A native of Cherokee County,
S. C. he had lived most of his life
in Grover. He was active in the
Grover Lions club, the Grover
Rescue Squad, and was a veteran
of World War II. Prior to his ap
pointment as a deputy in I'OSl
he had been ccmstable of Number
Four Township.
He died on the birthday anni
versary of his mother.
^UlY-iviqg fn addition to Ms
mother are his wife, Mrs. Frances
Price Byers; two sons, Roger
Byers of Shelby and Richard
Byers of the home; one daugh
ter, Karen Byers of the home;
four brothers, W. D. Byera and
Marvin Byers, both of Kings
Mountain: Evans Byers of Las
Vegas, Nev.; and Delbert Byers
of Ellenboro; and two sisters,
Mrs. Vance Falla of Gastonia and
Mrs. Clarence £ &nith of Kings
Rev. Fred Crisp officiated at
the final rites, and interment was
in Grover cesnetery.
Pallbearers were members of
the Cleveland County Sheriffs
David Paul Patnam, 34, Sufieis
Fatal Heart Attack: Rites Held
; MtA. Wynemo Pinson of Route
j, Grover, and her four children
received injuries late Wednesday
afternoM in a three-vehicle ac
cident'at the intersection of East
K-lrig and Carpenter Streets.
One. child, Eddie Pinson, was
transferred to a Charlotte hos-
pital.‘> He suffered a broken Jaw
and lacerations of the head and
neck, investigating officers re
ported. He was also given artl
fldAl respiration at the scene.
- Mrs. Pinson also was given ar
tificial respiration. She was still
tmoonscious late Wednesday at
Kthga Mountain Hospital.
■'ftmothy Pinson and Angele
PinMn Were admitted to Kings
Mountain Hospital. ’Dmothy sUf-
,fC^ t broken leg and laceration
■ of the- mouth and Angele suffer
ed laceration of the leg. Another
ttlW,* Christine Pinson, was re
leased after being treated for
ihlnor injuries.
Investigating Officer David
Com said that reports given him
indicated Mrs. Pinson, driving «
1961 Ford station wagon, drov«
rjorth on Carpenter St. into thaJ ^ j .. p .
J»ath of a 1966 Dodge truck dri» Funcrai rues lor Liaviu raui
bn by James Powell, of Rt. 1,
Itawndale, which knocked the
oar ipto a 1958 Mack truck driv
en by Wilson Henry Sutton, of
Sharon, S. C. Both truck drivers
wcapM injuries,
t Com estimated damages- as
S K) to the Ford, $1000 to the
•k truck and $1800 to the
Rq charges have been filed
pending further investigation.
$ A Is C^ommittee
to iMk Sttccesf or
A special cpmmittee of direc
tors of Rings Mountain Savings
6 'Loan aasociation has been
hamed to Interview possible suc-
veasors to the late Ben H
Bridges, the aasodation’s secre
The committee Includes Presi
dent J. R-Davis, ex officio, and
Dlreetgni George Lewis, of Besse-
Aier City. Royce Gault and C.
CNOm W3ilO<
lions Name
CoBtgst Judges
Hal Plonk, president of the
Kings Mountain Lions club has
announced the judges for local
entries in .the Lions Internation
al’s Peace Essay Contest.
Mr. Plonk named R. O. South-
well, an automobile dealer of
Southwell Motor Co.; Mrs. L. E,
(Virginia) Hinnant, a piano
teacher and DAR leader of Kings
Mountain, and Martin Harmon,
editor of the Klnes Mountain
Herald, and Lion past president.
They will determine the club’s
entry in the International Con
The contest is open to all
young people in Kings Mountain
who are 14 years of age and un
der 22 as of January 15, 1967.
._ ^(Continued On Page Eight)
Maino Resigns
Massmo Position
Futnam, 34, were held Monday
aftwmoon from First Baptist
church, interment following in
Motintain Rest cemetery.
Mr. Putnam, route supervisor
for Holsum Baking Company of
Gastonia the past 12 years, suc
cumbed suddenly Saturday about
4 p.m. of coronary thrombosis.
Mr. Putnam suffered the heart
attack while golfing with a
brother and friends at a Cherry-
ville golf course.
He was a native of Cleveland
County, son et'-Mf., and Mrs.
Wayne Putnam of Kings Moun
tain. A member of Patterson
Grove Baptist church, he was a
member of the board of deacons
and active in th« Brotherhood or
ganization. Because 6f building
underway at the Patterson Grove
plant, the fqnersi was held in
First Baptist churdi with his
pastor. Rev. Ridiaiq. Plyler, and
Rev. J. J. Thornburg! a former
pastor, and Janies Holder,
(Oontim4 ^
David Hul Put-
Ratudor «4 «
A1 Maino, general manager
since September 1957 of the
Neisler division of Massachusetts
Mohair Plush .Company (now
Massmo, Inc.) resigned effective
October 24.
James E- Amos, comptroller,
said Mr. Maino did not announce
his future plans before leaving
Kings Mountain and retiring
to his home in New Bedford
Mr. Amos said no replace
ment had been named and that
Ernest Horvath, president, is
spending a portion of each week
attending to operations here.
The corporate name of the
firm was shortened to Massmo,
Inc., October 17
Sherifi Allen I
Top Vote^ietter j
Among Vktois
Democrats retained all Cleve-_
land County offices Tuesbay by margins.
Winning totals ranged from 2
to 1 to better than 2.5 to 1.
Incumbent Sheriff Haywood
Allen was elected to his filth
consecutive four - year term. In
cumbent Cleveland County Com
mission member B. E. (Pop)
Simmons was elected to a full
four-year term on the board as
was newcomer C. A. (Charlie)
Greene. Incumbent Cleveland
County Board of Education mem
bers also won re-election easily.
Sheriff Allen won, 6,010 to 2,-
305, over Refiublican Everette
Goins, carrying 26 of the county’s
28 precincts. The only two pre
cincts which gave Goins a ma
jority were Mulls (124-118) and
Casar (152-70). Allen’s best pre
clnct was Shelby No. 2 where
he received 728' votes to Goins’
Sitqmons, a candidate for the
first tlmp after being appointed
in 1964'to.fUl an unexpired term,
led the tjeket by a slight majori
ty in the county commission
race. He polled 5,468 votes to
Green’s 5,420. Pierce Cassedy,
former ooqnty Republican chair
man, ran-third in the contest for
two seats on the board. Cassedy
received 2,896 votes and his run
ning mate, Sam Proctor polled
2,493. .
Incumbent Robert (Bob) Cab-
aniss led the school board ticket
with 6i051 votes. His total waa,
the best showing of any opposed
county candidate. Cabanlss. Jg.
the newest membra of the board,
now aerving'^i fR«t two - year'
term on the board. The other
five Democrata who were re-elect
ed have served more than one
In addition to Cabaniss, school
board membeni who were re
elected (with their total vote in
parentheses) are Charles D. For
ney (5,922); Bobby Austell (5,-
919); Chairman J. D. Ellis (5,-
895); Buford Cline (5,842). Setzer
received 2,774 votes and McCurry,
Unopposed Democratic candi
dates who went through the for
mality of election Tuesday were:
Mrs. Harriett Evans, county
treasurer; B. T. Falls, Jr., Su
perior Court Judge, 27th Judicial
District; J. Ollie Harris, county
coroner; Paul Wilson, Clerk of
Superior Court; Joe Mull, judge
of Cleveland County Recorder’s
Court; Charles Wray, Jr., solici
tor. •
RALEIGH-BOUND — State Senator Jack H. White, left, was re
elected Tuesdoy to a second term, and W. K. Mauney. Jr., was
elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives. It is the
first'time in many years — if ever — two Kings Mountain citi-
- sens' have served at the some time in the General Assembly.
Kings Mountain
Duo To Legislature
Kings Mountain, perhaps for
the first time in: history, will
have two members in the 170-
members North Carolina General
Assembly in the persons of Sen
ator Jack H. White, re-elected,
aend Representative Nominate W-
K. ^Mauney, Jr., elected.
Both are Democrats.
Lt. CoL Snow
In New Post
Lt. Colonel R. Maynard Snow,
who retired September 30 after
24 years service duty, has ac
cepted a position with Automatic
Sprinkler Corporation of Ameri
ca and will begin his new duties
in Cleveland, Ohio, November 15.
He is married to the former
Alice Betty Mauney, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mauney of
Kings Mountain. Mrs. Snow is
he.-e for a week’s visit with her
The Snows have been living In
Omaha, Nebraska and expect to
move to Cleveland as soon as
housing facilities arc available.
Other members of the Snow
family are Anne, Linda, Dick and
Jerre Snow.
CiRira Democridic caodidates
for the State H^se iiT the dis
tricts comprised of Cleveland and
other counties also swept to vic
tory, winning in all the counties.
The vote totals:
For 29th district (Cleveland-
Gaston) senate — Senator White
17,609; Marshal Rauch 18,427;
Kelly Dixon (R) 11, 325.
For 43rd district (Polk, Ruther
ford, Cleveland) representative—
Mauney 13,220; Rep. Robert Z.
Joidan Maxgin
96,0(10: Whitener
Tops Yoiing
.,U. S. Senator B. Everett Jor-
t-dan and 10th district U. S. Rep-
' resentative Basil L. Whitener
won re-election Tuesday.
I Senator Jordan, appointed to
I succeed the late ^nator W. Kerr
' Scott, won election to his first
full term in 1960. During the re
cent 89th session, Senatw Jordan
ranked 32nd among the 100 sen
ators in seniority, served as
Democratic chairman of the com
mittee on rules and administra
tion, and was a member of com
mittees on agriculture and fores- f
try, public works, and the joint
committees on the library and on
In 1965, he was chairman of
the committee for the inaugura
tion of President Lyndon B.
With 2057 of the state’s 2181
precincts reported, the Senator
led John Shallcross, GOP stand
ard-bearer from Smithfield, by
about 96,000 votes.
Rep. Whitener, with two coun
ties (Iredell and Alexander) in
his district, held a lead of 11,683
votes over W. Hall Young, Avery
county Republican. The win was
a handy one for Whitener, as he
won majorities in six counties,
losing only to Young in Avery.
All precincts had been reported
but one in Avery. Whitener had
round-figure margins of 800 votes
in Iredell and Catabwa, 500 in
small Alexander. However, his
victory was only by about the
22,000 votes he fdfeated Young
of his majority are atributed to
Townsh^ All-the-Way Democratic:
Total Of 1553 Citizens Cast Votes
Methodist Men of Penley’s
Chapel Methodist church wUl
serve fried chicken dinners
with green 'beans, potato salad,
slaw, rolls and gake Saturday
beginning at 11 a.m. Plates are
$1 and for delivery, coll 739-
4794. The churdi is located on
UMR^vitte xoftd.
Legion Votes
Major Addition
Members of Otis D. Green Post
155, American Legion, voted
unanimously at the recent No
vember meeting to build a major
addition to the post building on
East Gold street.
Floor plan for the new south
wing is posted at the Legion and
Lockwood Green, Spartanburg, S.
C., architectural • engineering
firm, is completing plans and
The addition is to Include en
trance hallway, offices,'quarters
for the Legion Auxiliary, lounges,
a conference room and other fa
Commander Clinton Jolly said
a building fund campaign will
be launched at the Veterans Day
meeting Friday night.
Hq said it is anticipated bids
will be taken and construction
begun early in 1967.
A total of 1553 citizens of Num
ber 4 Township cast ballots in
Tuesday’s general election ma
jority in each and all precincts
supporting all Democratic can
Sheriff Haywood Allen, easy
winner for a fifth four-year term,
topped the township voting with
1119, while his opponent Everett
Goins garnered only 290.
The township totals in contest
ed races:
Rep. Basil Whitener over Hall
Young 1059 to 466.
US Senator Everette Jordan
over John Shallcross 978 to 613.
Supreme Court Justice Joe
Branch over Hugh Monteith 972
to 459. '
Senator Jack White 1101 and
Marshall Rauch 949 over Kelly
Falls 13,187; William D. ■HarrUl.j home county, .af. Gaston and
13,056; Col. Harry Bedell (Rl
7^: James E. Dooley fR) 7569;
A. Hobart Greene 7657.
Dixon 539.
W. K. Mauney, Jr., 1071, Rep.
Robert Falls 971 and William D.
Harrill 929 over Col. Harry Be
dell 436, James Dooley 462 and
Hobart Greene 440.
County Commissioner B. E. j
Simmons 982 and C. A, Greene
927 over Pierce Cassedy 502 and
Sam Proctor 491.
Board of Education Incumbents
J. D. Ellis 1068, Bobby Austell
1026, Buford Cline 1041, Bobby
Cabiness 1036 and C. D. Forney,
Jr., 1030 over Marvin McCurry
485 and John Setzer 486.
Re-elected without opposition
were J. Lee Roberts, veteran
Democratic justice of the peace,
and Charles W. (Rockey) Ford,
veteran Democratic constable.
Rep. Whitener is completing
his fifth term in' Washington,
and serves on the House judici
ary and District of Columbia
In the other lone state-wide
race. Associate Justice of the Su
preme Court easily defeated the
GOP’s Hugh Monteith,
mRAc To Sponsor |Hannon Passes
Saturday Dance j
In Newport News
Bill Brown, Belk’s manager,
was the final voter at the Arm
ory. It was nearly 6:30 and un
known to Brown, was wortti a
winning wager to a. citizen who
said, “I’m sure glad to see you,
pardner, get in that door.’’ The
wager: more than 700 would vote
at West Kings Mountain. Mr.
Brown was Number 701.
Kings Mountain Recreation
Activities Association will spon
sor a Saturday night dance for
young people at the National
Guard Armory.
A band will provide music for
dancing from 8 until 11 p.m. A
small admission charge and a
KMRAC membership card will
admit young people.
Volunteer Firemen
Sponsoring Supper
Bethlehem Volunteer Fire De
partment will sponsor a barbe
cue chicken supper Saturday and
tickets are available at $1.50
from any fireman.
Serving will be from 5 until
8 p.m. in the Fire Department
building in the Bethlehem Com
Fireman Plato Heavener prov
ed best guesser of the vote total
at East Kings Mountain precinoL
He predicted 475 voters would
vote Closing hour came after
Mrs. Lucille Elliott voted. She
was Number 472. Election official
Mrs. Ruth Thomasson had guess
ed 480, Herald Editor Martin
Hubert Pinkney Harmon, 47, of I^^rmon 497.
Newport News, Va., Cleveland k n . • •
rnnntv native was found dead' Placing ballots in their respeo.
a, h.
mtnt m Newport Newa. Mountain,,
Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Heleft R. Earl, at Bethware. Cam-
Thomas A. Harmon of Kings j eron Ware, member of the coun*
Mountain, he was a veteran of j ty elections board, was the last
World War II. voter recorded at Bethware.
He is survived by a son, Larry j There were several write - in
Harmon of Shelby; a brother, I ballots At West Kings Mountain,
Claude Harmon of Kings Moun- I one voter scratched Senator B.
and two s.stots, .Mrs. T. E. j^
Wilson and Mrs. R. M. Dover, ^ ^j-ote in E- D. Wilson as su GOP
both of Kings Mountain. Also i vote agaiiist Supreme Court Jus-
surviving arc two grandchildren, tice I. Beverly Lake, and yet an-
.1 other listed Shelby Lawyer John
Funeral arrangements, which j Mahoney (a Democrat) as ' a
arc incomplete, will be announc
ed by Harris Funeral Home.
Vote 4-1 To Buy Packer, Containers
GOP vote against Superior Court
Judge B. T. Falls, Jr. At Beth
ware, a voter wrote-ln GOF
leader Bill Babb against Con
stable Charles W. (Rocky) Ford
The city commission Tuesday
night, over loud objections of
Ward 5 Qomm. O- O. Walker,
awarded contract on a garbage
packer and 30 cl^ed containers
at cost of $14,2^X)S.
Low bidder
a Hell Mark II
eight cubic yar
6 cubic yard
two cubic yu
the packer,
model, and 11
containers, six
itMuhicrs and 13
containers was
Quality Eqidpixtent Company of
Actioni by the commission was
by VOID of 4-4 Walker casting
the dlSMitring liote. 'Walker’s mo-
Utm to cflotsact to tbc
low bidder for a
Among nonogenarians voting
were CapL B. Meek Ormand, 97,
pdeker only there will be complaints from | and M. L. Harmon, Sr., 92.
and to require merchants to buy
the containers died for lack of
a second.
The new motion wa» made by
Ward 2 Comm. W. S. Biddix and
seconded by Ward 4 Comm. Nor
man King, both of whom said
they believed the city should
provide the equipment and com
mented “this will be a step in
the right direction in our ef
forts to clean-up the downtown
Comm. Walker was adamant.
His reason for objectkai to the
city’s purchase of tlur contain-1 motion passed unanimously,
era, ba wud, “is beosHN) 1 ifeell (Continued On Pau^Eidht)
residents who will want the I —
same type garbage container.” i Election officials, who top off d
The commissioners then ap-|12-hour day with the ballot
proved a recommendation by counting chore, are quite ap-
Mayor John H. Moss that the; preciative of those voters who
city, for the first time, provide | use the straight-ticket “x” st the
garbage collection service twice ' top of the columns. The split tic-
weekly to industrial firms. | ket ballots require much time to
“Is lyour motion to buy gar-1 count, parUcularly wlun the bsl-
bage containers for them (the | lots J®***’ •• both
indiustrial plants”? , asked Comm | those of state an4 coMty. At Wi
Walker of Ward 1. Comm. Ray | ^ voters
Cline who made the motion to. Democrat, 151 Republkona^^
provide the new service. Cline's i^ straight on ale state
reply was in the negative. The | \
' Republican Ictyder B|iA

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