Greater Kings Mountain 21,914
City Limits 8,256
Tha Greater King* Mountain liguro U derived from Um
special United States Bureau of the Census report o
January 19fi6, and includes the 14,990 population o
Number 4 Township, and the remaining 6.124 Iron
Number 5 Township, In Cleveland County and Crowder*
Mountain Township la Gaston County.
VOL. 80 No. 3
Kings Mountain's Boliabie Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, January 18, 1968
PRICE TEN CENTS
Banker Maxey Wins
Young Man Of Year
Of DSA Award
k Richard (Dick) Maxey, First-
fitizens bank executive, is KinRs
Jountain's Young Man of the
Year for 1967.
Emblematic of his selection,
Maxey was presented the 1967
Distinguished Service Award of'
the Kings Mountain Junior Cham
ber of Commerce at the annual 1
Bosses' Night gathering Tuesday. |
Mr. Maxey is the 14th recipient i
of the award. Previous winners |
are Richard Culyer, Charles Mau- I
ney, Donald Crawford, Otis Fails,'
Jr., Grady Howard, B. S. Peeler, ]
Jr., Charles Blanton, Bob South-!
well. Bob Maner, Charles Dixon.'
Everette L. (Shu) Carlton. Sam j
Stallings and Shuford (Scoop) j
The award was presented by|
Past Jayeee President Herman |
Greene. A committee of citizens
over 35 chose the winner from!
nominations submitted by citi
zens of the community. As in for-
nier years, Mr. Greene did not
identify the members of the se
lection committee nor other nom-
MAN OF YEAR—Richord (Dick)
Maxey is recipient of Young
Mon of the Year for 1967. The
First'Citizens banker received
the aword Tuesday night.
For Miss Long, 89
Funeral rites for Miss Sarah
Jane Long, 89, of Columbia, S.
inees. C., sister of Mrs. A. Hunter Pat
Mr. Maxey credited “any sue- terson of Kings Mountain, were
ccss to all the Kings Mountain gunday at 1 p.m. from Co
people who so graciously worked college Park Methodist
with me during the year. My cup church.
runneth over”, said the banker
who moved this week to Asheville
where he has been transferred to
the First-Citizens branch bank in
an executive position.
4 The handsome engraved pla-
was presented to Maxey as
wife and Jaycoe Presidonl
'Gerald Thomasson looked on.
Previously, Jaycees, their em
ployers and guests heard an ad-
dre.ss by a former DSA winner
and third recipient of the coveted
plaque—Everette (Shu) Carlton
of Gastonia. The former Moun
taineer head football coach was
presented by President Thomas
son. His address was interspersed
by humor on a subject, “Football
and Your World of Business” in
which he presented a character
“line-up” of seven qualities nec
essary for success on the gridiron
or business world.
In presenting the award to
Maxey, Mr. Greene said the 32-
ycar-old banker had compiled an
enviable record of achievement
in Kings Mountain since Novem
ber 1965 and in the other com
munities in which he has liv'od.
A former Outstanding Jayeee
of the Year in Hickory in 1964,
Maxey is a native of Polo, Ill. He
is an alumni of Lenoir Rhyne col
lege and Graduate School of
Banking of the South, is a Luth
eran and father of two children.
He is former president of the
Country club, chairman of the
city recreation commission, a di
rector of the Chamber of Com
merce and Merchants Association,
chairman of the downtown mall
development committee, and in
l^fcmmerous charity and ' service
^Broups in the community and Lu-
Graveside services were held
Tuesday at 1 p.m. from Kings
Mountain’s Mountain Rest ceme
Miss Long died Thursday morn
ing at .6'*.m. in Columbia. She
was daughter of the late Perry
and Melissa Lackey Long.
Other survivor is a sister, Mrs.
T. A. McGill of Columbia, S. C.
A graduate of MacFeat Busi
KM Enters Clean*Up Contest;
In National Judging Jan. 26
CANDIDATE — Fritz Morehead
of Swainsville is the first an
nounced candidate for o seat
on the county board of com
missioners subject to this year
Fritz Morehead, 33-year-old Fi-
In Filing Taxes?
Assistance in filing 1967 Fed
eral income tax returns will be
provided in Shelby, on Fridays
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at
Room 207, Shelby Savings and
Loan Building, 274 E. Warren
Street, beginning on January 5.
William K. Rowan, of IRS,
stated that taxpayers seeking as
sistance from IRS should be pre
pared, if possible, to fill in their
own returns, but that IRS per
sonnel would be on hand to an
swer their questions and to help
them through the difficult parts,
of filling in their forms. i
The city board of education
Monday afternoon approved pur-1 Moreliead is making his second
chase of several pieces of equip- j comrnis.sion race. He ran unsuc-
ment: cessfuily two years ago for a scat
Approved installation of a board,
sy.stem to light the outside area ' Tiip four-year terms of incum-
of the new high school on Phifer ^ bents Coleman Goforth, Spurgeon
road. , Hewitt, and Chairman Hugh Do-
Heard a report that installation , ver expire thi.s year. Although of-
of acoustical tile in the high fieially unannounced, each of the
school gymnasium will be com- three has indicated intentions to
pleted by Feb. 1. The work is be- seek new terms,
ing done at a cost of S2.892 to; resident of Swainsville in
cut down on the noise in the; Cleveland County, Morehead is a
gymnasium. , graduate of Mooresboro high
Approved the purchase of school and Howard Business col-
equipment for the newly author- . lege. A native of Mooresboro, he
ized junior high school athletic; js a former Mooresboro postoffice
three Cleveland County Br>ard ol
C<mimission scats up for grabs in
this election year.
Three representatives of the N.
C. Department of Conservation
and Development and an official ^
of Duke Power Company will dis- ^
cuss industrial prospects with Mauney Mills, has been elected
members of the Mayor’s industry president of Lake Montonia Club.,
committee Friday at a luncheon, year,
meeting at the Country Club. New officers and directors were |
Announcement was made by L. the annual business
E. (Josh) Hinnant and J. Ollie, ^neeting Tuesday night at Cit> i
Hams, co-chairmen. '
Members of the committee are succeeds Jim VVil- ;
son of Gastonia.
, ^ „ . . Elected vice-president succeed-
J, E Herndon, Jr.. George Lewis, j, Mauney is Bob Crock. tl
Bob Manor, Fred W . Plonk, Gene ‘ t- ^
Timms. C. E. Noisier, 111 and
Hoyle D. McDaniel.
her Industries Indus rial engineer., Bennett, Jonas Bridges, Rev.
Eaturda>- beiame the ^n- m. L. Campbell, Cliarles E. Dixon,,'
nounced candidate for one of the ; ii.-mdon. Jr Georue I.ewis ,
By Visiting Mayor
Re-elected secretary - trca.'^urcr
is Donald Crawford of King.*^
Elected assistant j^eciciarx • ,
treasurer is George Hord of Kings
Two new directors will serve
for (he coming year. They are Pat
Tignor and Jim Wilson.
Reports from the outgoing pres
, . , , “While visiting our daughter,
employee and a veteran of serv- y, « Robert Perrv Tr 61f
Approved the purchase of a new ; iee in the Marine Corps from 1951- TeTinlo Street who teaches art
intercommunication system for 54. He is married to the former Ju^^r’ Hieh ^school w(
the junior high school. Cost of Barbara Delozier and he and his ® ‘ ’
the improved system will be $1,- .wife and three daughters are ac*
Mayor Bruce R. Howard 0/
Fuquay - Varina wrote Mayor
John H. Moss this week praising
citizens for the courtesies shown; ident, other officers and a finan-
him on a visit recently. ; cial report from the tr(*asurer wa.s,
Mayor Howard said: business of the meeting.
“It was mine and my wife’s r
pleasure tn experience very oour ‘ SCnOOlS nOOpGlI
tcous treatment by some of youi
fine h.siness people in Kings: Xhursdoy Moming
PRESIDENT — Carl F. Mauney
has been elected president of
Lake Montonia Club. Inc. for
the coming year.
high school to begin work on a 1 rnunity.
1 live in Pleasant Ridge Baptist
: church in the Swainsville com-
In a formal statement. More
“We have many problems be-
re-evaluation, with the school
system underwriting the expens-
ness College of Columbia, S. C.. Estimated cost will be $700, _ _
Miss Lbng worked up until her including cost of travel, lodging | fore the county that must be vot-
retirement. She was a life mom- food for the visiting commit- ed on. Some of them must be ap-
her of the Woman’s Society of [tee. proved. By the same token some
Christian Service and a member | In other action, the board: j of them must be turned down. I
of the Mattie Owen circle and’ Received for study a proposed feel that I can serve the county
Bello Winn Bible Class Qf Col- change in the high school’s ath-|in a way that each problem can
lege Place Methodist church.
Active pallbearers were Charles
Coggins, Dick Kibler, A. C. Mims,
Paul Kerr, Frank Linebcrger,
and Dr. Hubert Noland.
The family suggests that me
morials be sent to the College
Place Methodist Church Alter
letic conference arrangement. i be put in its proper category and
Received the school system’s j then stand up for what I believe
annual audit for the 1966-67
Approved travel expenses for
Mrs. J. N. McClure, chorus direc
tor, at $25 monthly.
and vote my convictions. I will
vote on any matter keeping in
mind that I am a representative
of every person in the county liv
ing in Cleveland County boun
daries and must go by a majority
of their wishes. I will not be pres
sured by any group or any in
dividual on any matter. I intend
had minor car trouble. I took the
car to an auto dealer who re
paired it without charge in a ver)
short time. Then I went to a scr
vice station nearby for J:as. Herr
again the courtesy was mos‘
“Such kindness and considora
tion shown to a visitor certainl}
gives an excellent impression ot
a town and its people.
“Should you ever travel this
way, visit Fuquay-Varina, and I
hope we can repay your courte
Week 01 Prayer
Bovee Memorial ARP church
The 10 plants of the Kings
Mountain district system, closed
since last Thursday ot 1:30 be
cause of the snow and ice. will
reopen Thursday (today).
Announcement was made by
Supt. Donald Jones who said
that rural roads had been
scraped and busses would be
will observe Week
tile Women of the Church.
of the week’s obscrv
Warren G. Goforth, Jr., son
of Mr. and Mrs. Warren G. Go
forth of Kings Mountain, is do-
i^ student teaching during
the winter quarter at Shelby
high sx'hool. Goforth, a senior
student at Appalachian State
University, is a physical educa
The Cleveland County Health j to serve as honestly and faith
Department is continuing a free fully for the benefit of the people
measles vaccine clinic for chil- | m Cleveland County as possible,
dren one through age eight. , 1 will not try to buy the job of
Today (Thursday) health offi- County Commissioner nor will 1
cers will bo at North school at 9 ! be bought, after 1 get in. If this
a.m. and at Davidson school at i is anybodys opinion, forget it now
10:30 a.m. to administer the vac- | and save both of us some time.
11 will talk to anybody or any
schedule: Compact ; group at anytime by phone or _ ...
school, 9 a.m.; Park Grace school, in person and try to explain my'women said the immunity is in-
Dinner will be served at 6:45ii0;30 ’a.m.; Grover school, 10:30 , views on any matter. 1 would like viled to worship with the ARP
p.m. at the Woman’s club. Wives a.m.; Bethware school. 1:30 p.m.! Cuntinued On Puye 8 congregation in the sei\ices. ^
of Kiwanians will be guests. "
Highlight of the meeting will
be in.stallation of new officers
for 1968-69. Joe A. Noisier, Jr. will
be installed as the club's new
president succeeding President
Dan M. Finger.
The city board of 'cducatior
Monday afternoon adopted a fecf
schedule loi rental of school sys
tem tacilities by outside organi
The fees range from $2 for r
'’lassroom to a high of $50 foi
use of the Kings Mountain higl
Buildings will bo open only for
civic, religiou.s and communit)
purposes but not to organi/ationF
! or individuals for commercial use
, ! or private gain.
Minette Mills will sponsor the] coi^p^juling i.s to be mad.
January 25th visit of the Red supeuintendent's of
Cross bloodmobile to Grover. ^ fit-e with the approval of the prin-
Donors will be processed from > ,,,.|^ool involved. Cus-
11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Gro\er ; and firemen will be pro-
Rescue Squad building. | vided under the direction of the
Jim Harry, general chairman of pi-in^.jpai
the visit, said Minelto employees ^ xhe fees adoi)tGd policy sched
will be working to continue its , fullows*
present industrial coverage. > ^he board noted that buildings
The need for blood is critical, : made available for other
Sets Visit Ian. 25
Annual Charter Night banquet
of the Kings Mountain Kiwanis^ij^^
club will be held on Thursday i Monday’s
of Prayer, Mr. Harry said, pointing to the ^vlien sucl
fact that (Tleveland County is us- intorfor with regular or
ing 1.50 pints more than is being extra-curricular activi
collected at regional visits. Be- ,
Services will be held each even
ing at 7^30 under sponsorship of cause of bad weather, some visits
' have been postponed and collec-
tions have not been as good dur-
Theme of the weeks obsen- ^ , sea,son just enci-
ance is Prayer and God s Prom- ^
I Next visit of the regional bl'HJc!
A spokesman for the church-! collecting unit to Kings Mountain
will be February ,5th from 11 a.m.
until 5 p.m. at the National
K. M, High Gymnasium, no ad
mi.ssion foe charged—$15.60; ad
Continued On Poye 8
Date Ian. 27
TO CHAPEL HILL
Herald Editor Martin Harmon
and Mrs. Harmon will go to
Chapel Hill Thursday to attend
the mid-winter meeting of the
North Carolina Press Associa
Dr. Paul Au.sley will use the
sermon topic, "Unkept Promis
es” at Sunday morning worship
terviees at First Presbyterian
ISENIOR CITIZENS TO MEET
The Senior Citizens will hold
J ieir regular meeting Friday,
anuary 19, at 3:60 p.m. as re-
iwrted by Mrs. Paul Mauney.
North Addition Delay; Xhoice’ Formula Set
at the banquet.
Charlotte Architect Eugene; posed $425,000 addition ran be A "freedom of cJioice" fornnila for complying wi h the ( i\ il
President’’Finger will preside Warren told the city board of completed before school begins for the 10 plants of the Kings Rights Act f ^ ';
^ education Monday that personnel next fall.” "Everything would, Mountain district .system was ap- the s-ame as the plan being fob
difficulties at his firm have eaus- have to fall right on schedule in proved Monday by the board of lowed in tlie current yeiu.
ed a delay in preparing final order for the addition to be ready education. The dosegration plan The board set the dati foi .U-
plans for tire 12 classroom addi. i by then”, said Warren. i - lo«'>nK students to choo.sc the
tion to North school. ' j t
“It is doubtful”, Mr. Warren told The board expressed di.sap-
the full board present.” the pro- P'>"'}ment m the delay and m-
^ ' vestigated, without success, var-
wow To Install
Avery (Mack) Murray will be
installed as president of Wood
men of the World Camp 15 at in
stallation services Thursday, Jan
The installation services set
for last Thursday were postponed
because of bad weather.
Weather permitting, the instal
lation service will be held at 7:30
p.m. at Woodmen Court 1280 Hall,
245 E. Main street, Gastonia.
Other officers include Mrs. Iris
Howell, vice - president; Miss
Frances Edens, recording secre
tary; J. Ollie Harris, secretary;
Mrs. Clarence Peele, treasurer;
James S. Lowery, escort; Clarence
Peele, sentry: James Kiser, watch
man, Elbert Bridges, musician;
Mrs. Marie Queen, trustee chair
man; and Mrs. Hattie Layton and
Mrs. Clarence Black, trustees.
Camp 15 of Kings Mountain
WOW meets each second and
fourth Thursday night at 7:30 in
the Community Room of Kings
Mountain Savings & Loan Asso
(ious means to speed up the con-
“We want to move with all de
liberate speed’’, said Supe. Don
Mr. Warren said another three
or four Weelw will be needed be
fore the plan.-? are ready to sub
mit to state school officials for
! Supt. Jones said he would meet
llwith stat<‘ school authorities on
I January 26 to present Kings
Mountain's eompleted request for
state bopd funds. Kings Moun-|
tain’s pro rata share, $374,0(M) oi
the i^tatewido construction bond.s
approved in 1963. Mr. Warren |
promised to have available work
ing drawings to take lu Raleigh !
; at that time. j
Scliool officials hatl antieipater)
leaning for bids on the new con
struction Fob. 1.
I “Tho need for the new addition
: is not an emergency matter”
Supt. Jones said. Existing schools:
school they will attend next year
in the 30-day period beginning
Februarv 15 and ('nding Marcli 15.
the 30-day ehoiee period under
tho Civil Rights Ael is earliei
than last year to provide foi
more efficient administraiion.
Students who will be in gradev
1-6 will have a 30-day period to
state their preference of elemen
tary sch(K)ls, regardless of the
one they’re attending this year.
Clev(*l.in(l County's Republican
‘on\eiitir»n will be held at 2:3P
p.m. Friday, January 27th. in the
courtromi of the county court
Kd Smith, chairman of tiu
county's Republican executive
committee, said GOP Congress
man James Broyhill has been in
vited to speak.
Mr. Smith said invitations have
been made to GOP gubernatorial
candiilalc's Jack Stickk'y and
Kings Mountain has entered
I he 1967 National Clean Up Con-
' est. Its entry has been received
I it Contest headquarters in Wash-
I 1 ington, D. C.
j Clayvon Kelly and Mrs. E. W,
! Griffin are Kings Mountain con
The National Clean Up Contest,
which is the oldest and largest
ompptition of Us kind in the
United .States, is sponsored by the
-iaiional Clean Up-Paint Pp-Kix
*p Bureau. <11
“Tho progressive, civic-minded
eople of this community are to
5e congratulated for their accom
plishments," said Bureau Director
H. Hackendahl. “The results
hey achieved show that the.se
•itizens have accepted the chal
lenge to work in partnership with
organizations and departments of
city government to attack the
problem areas of their communi
The Contest entry, In scrap
book form, will be judged with
*ntries from other cities and
lown.^' of the same size through-
»ut the country. All entries are
'udgod in one of the three fol
lowing population categories: Un-
iei 25,000 people; Between 25,000
ind 2.50.000 people; and Over
:5(':,00C people. Judging will take
)lace in late January, and the re
mits will be announced then.
Those communities receiving
m engraved Trophy, a Distin-
cuished Achievement Award, or
i Certificate of Honorable Men-
ion will accept their awards a!
ho National Cleanest Town Coia
orence, February 18-20, in Wash-
ngton, D. C. The highest pos
able award, the Trigg Trophy,
.vili go to one city, regardless of
dze, which the judges decide best
exemplifies tlie principles of the
Bureau's nation-wide community
’ m p rove me n t p rogram.
The Mayor and a delegation of
■itizens have been invited to at
tend the Conference and to ac
cept the award earned by the
Judges for the 1967 National
Clean Up Contest are: Mrs. E. D.
Pearce, Chairman of the Judging
Panel and President of the Gen
eral Federation of Women’s
"'lubs; Richard L. Breault. U. S.
Chamber of Commerce; Mrs.
Dorothy Gazzolo, National Asso-
■iation of Housing and Redevel-
)pment Officials; Clifton W. Hen
ry. U. S. Conference of Mayors;
larold E. Horn. International City
Managers’ Association; Mrs. Di-
ina MacArthur, National Youth
'onfcrencc on National Beauty
ind Conservation; Robert E. Mc
Cabe, U. S. Department of Hous-
ng and Urban Development; Ar-
hibald C. Rogers, American In-
dituto of Architects; and Conrad
d. Wirth. National Recreation and
Thtr National Clean Up Contest
has been held each year since
1929. Us purpose is to give na-
ionai recognition to cities and
(owns for their effoits in clean
ap. civic improvement, and beau
Smith said those attending
may find off-.street parking in
tile ehv of Shelby lot beside the
First Baptist church.
Smith also announc'd that the
GDP district convention will be
held at 2:30 p.m. February lOtli
at the Caldwell County courthouse
Funeral rites for Dewart Wcll.s,
'>1, Oif Bonnettsville. S. C., former
Kings Mountain citizen and bro-
(her of Mrs. J. Fred Herndon of
Kings Mountain and Mrs. J. B.
Gibbons tif Grover, were held
Tuesday at 11 a.m. from Second
in Lenoir. Bu.‘5in<‘ss of the meet-
Every student who will be in, include the election of-baptist church of Bennett.sville.
tho seventh or eighth grade will d'-l^-Sates to the national conven-1 Graveside serviee was held at
be assigned to Central Junior
PROMOTED — Richard McMac-
kin, son of Mr. and Mrs. W, L.
McMackin and son-in-law of
Mr. and Mrs. Chorles Dilling,
all of Kings Mountain, has been
promoted by Wachovia Bank
OFFICER—Avery (Mock) Mur
ray will be installed as presi
dent of Kings Mountoin Wood- | can handle the student load dur- & Trust Company of Winston
men of the World Comp 15 ot j ing the next term should the ad- Salem to the position of asais
instailatloD rites Jonuary 25tht * Continued On Puye 8 tant vice-president.
high school and every student
who will be a high school grade.
9-12, will be assigned to Kings
Mountain higli school.
Student choice forms and an
explanation of the desegregation
plan will be mailed to patents
Feb, 15. It states that the pur
poses of the plan i.s to eliminate
j 3 p.m. at Kings Mountain’s
I Mountain Rest wmetery.
I Mr. Wells died of a Iieart at
r »ek ."Sunday morning at 11:30 ir
Bennettsvilie Second Baptisi
] c'hureli just as he completed sing
ing a solo <luring the mornin:
worship serv iiv. He was a Clove
land County native, son of t)ic
late Mr. and Mrs. James WcTs.
Other survivors include his
Mrs. E. L. Huvven. Sr., about 70.
mother of Mrs. Pan! K. .\ush‘\’.
died Monday in a Tupelo. Mis-
ihc dual structure of separate stssippi hospital,
schools for children of different Mrs. Bowen, eritii'ally ill since wife, Mrs. Bessie Henson Wells;
races and that tho plan requires suffering a stroke. dovelop<'d two sons. Bethel Wells of Bur
every student who will be in a pneumonia. Funeral rites were lington and Bobby Wells of Gas-
grade 1-6 or his parent to choose held Wednesday in Tupelo. tonia; two daughters. Mrs. David
the school the student will at- Dr. and Mrs. Ausley went to Allkiser of Gastonia and Mrs
tend in the coming y(*ar. It does Tupelo Monday afternoon. Woodrow .Moss of Gastonia; and
not matter which .school the stu- Mr. BvAvon, Mrs. Ausley’s fath- a sister, Mrs. D. L. Sharp ol
Continued On Paye 8 ; er, remains seriously ill in Tupelo. Rock Hill, S. C.