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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, July 07, 1966, Image 1

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METER RECEIPTS Parking meter receipts dur- Kings Mountain Infantryman, 18 Died July Jrd Brooks, 13, Company B, 35th In- fantry Regiment, 25th Division, is Kings Mountain's first casualty in the war in Viet Nam. of Route 1, York road, has been notified by the army son died of gunshot wounds on Sunday. By MARTIN HARMON Pvt. Christopher Eugene fatal His mother, Mis Gerald Lee that her Pvt. Brooks was a 1965 zrad- ing the past two weeks total. [uate of Kings Mountain high ed $448.95, including $298.30 school and entered the army from on-street meters; $101.25 |shortly thereafter. in fines; and $49.40 from off- Other details had not been street meters, the city clerk’s |learned and funeral arrange- ments awaiit further information from the army. Harris Funeral Hom ill be i h f . Candidates To Be iments ‘and siajor critten. office reported. Guests 0f CAGO Candidates ror 43rd district tatives and for 29th State Sena- tor will be invited tg attend next Wednesday night's meeting at Kings Mountain Country Club of the Cleveland Organization of den, of Davidson, has been nam- ed survivor's assistance officer. Brooks is survived by his father, Walter Lee Brooks, of Dallas; a sister, Miss Betty Sue Brooks, at grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Phillips, of Kihgs Mountain. . In addition to his mother, Pvt. home; and his maternal or City Budget Up $300,0 Brooks First Area Viet Nam Fatality [oT a MAUNEY RECEIVES PLAQUE — George W. Mauney, at right above, is shown receiving an en. graved plaque from the Kings Mountain hospital board of directors which he served as a member for ten years and president for nine. The retiring member is accepting the award from vice- president R. E. Hambright as other members look on. Seated from left, directors Mrs. George: Houser and Charles A. Neisler. At right, Grady K. Howard, hospital administrator;. end R S Lennon, secretary-treasurer. Not pictured are Hill Lowery, William Lawrence Plonk and George H. Mauney, all trustees. (Photo by Lem Lynch). Governmental officials. Invitation was issued yester- day via the CAGO executive com- mittee, The candidates for the House are W. K. Mauney, Jr., Rep. Rob- ert Falls, and William D6 Har- rill, Democrats, and Col. Harry P. Bedell, (ret.), James E. Dool- ey and A Hobart Green, Repub- licans. Senate candidates are Senator Jack H. White | and Marshall Rauch, ts, and Kelly Dixon, Republican. After considerable discussion, the executive group tabled for further study suggestion by Dr. Hubrt Plaster, Shelby mayor so surviving are three - ers, Carroll Lee, United States Navy, Max Lee and Emmett Lee, both of Kings Mountain, Foote Sets Wage Increases E. R. Goter, Manager of Foote Mineral Company, Kings Moun- tain Operations, announced a seven cent § per hour across-the- board pay increase and improve: ments in fringe benefits. All Additions in fringe benefits in- clude an increase in shift differ- ’ changs are effective July 1, 1966. that the CAGO organization. be invited to join the cities of Shel- by in supporting legislative ef- forts to abrogate the 1965 terri torial rights bill for power com- panies, Malcolm Brown, Shelby schools superintendent, said he questioned whether the school agncies should le a part of the fight, agreed “in principle” to Chairman John Henry Moss’ contention that “CAGO is no bet- ter than its ability to form a solid fron on whatever aims it has or may have’. At the suggestion of Supt. ential for the third shift and im- proved surgical and hospitaliza- tion insurance . In making this announcement, Mr. Goter commended all em- ployees for a job well done dur- ing the past year, making these benefits possi:le. He also re-em- phasized the importance of safe- ty, both as an individual and as a part of the Foote team. SUFFERS STROKE Ben R. Willeford, who suffer- ed a stroke Friday, remains Brown, the group voted appoint- Continued On Page 8 in serious condition at Kings Mountain hospital. Delegation Demands City To Curb Alleged Dixie Park Disturbances A delegation of Juniper and West Gold street citizens Tues- mr ay night asked-the-eity-board-of commissioners to “do something” about the Dixie Trailer park near their residences. . Specifically, G. L. McDaniel, "Jr. said there had been a dis- turbance in a trailer near his home the previous night which produced, he said, shooting, screaming and crying by a wom- an and child, and made him and his neighbors fear for their safe- t Vie charged that, in spite of several calls to police, they an- swered only one and then stayed only “two minutes and did noth: ing” 4 Officer Ernest Beam, one of the investigating officers, said a man he considered to be drunk was in the yard of the trailer, but that he never left the prem- ises. Meantime, Officer Beam added, the man’s wife told the officers to leave, that she did not want their services, Officer Jack White, acting city attorn- ey, explained to the delegation that the law,sas the officers had stated the previous night, did not permit invasion of a person’s residence without a warrant, un- less ‘they had scen the crime or had reason to believe a felony was heing committed. He said the complaints of the previous evening constituted a misdemean- or or misdemeanors and that the recourse of the delegation was to swear a warrant charging public nuisance, One lady in the delegation kept inquiring, “What is a police department for? What do they do?” She alluded to the recent pay increase of city policemen, and, as she left remarked, “I still didn't get the answer to my question.” To suiggestion that he and oth. er members of the delegation swear out warrant, G. L. McDan. iel, Jr, said he would fear for his personal safety should he take such action. He asked the mayor and com: mission to visit the site to see the trailer, which they did fol- lowing the meeting. Commissioner Norman King questioned friends who live in a trailer nearby and was told thére was no shooting, other than firecrackers. The man’s brother, Officer Beam said that Warren Reyn. olds, owner of the trailer court, ‘who had been Summoned by neighbors arrived, volunteered to see whether he could calm the man and proceeded to do it. Meantime, he said, officers regu- larly patrolled the area through- out the remainder of the night. Mayor John Henry Moss, who Hambright's Rites Conducted Funeral rites for Ervin Ware Hambright, 53, former resident and onetime textile designer at Neisler Mills’ Margrace Plant, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from Shiloh Presbyterian church in Grover. Rev Steve White, assisted by Rev. Steve Huntley, officiated at the final rites and interment was in the Grover cemetery. Mr. Hambright died Saturday at 5:30 pom in Fort Hamilton Veterans hospital after a lengthy illness. A native of Cherokee County, S. C., he was the son of Mrs, Ida Ware Hambright of Grover and the late Jacdb F. Hambright. He was a direct des- cendant of Colonel Frederick Hambright, Revolutionary War hero at the Battle of Kings Mountain, He was a veteran lof World War IL Besides his mother, he is sur- vived by his wife, Elizabeth Frederick Hambright; his sister, Mrs J. M. West of Annandale, Va.; four brothers, Jakie D. Hambright and Paul Hambright of Grover, Myers T° Hambright of Kings Mountain and Fred R. Hambright of Chester, S. C, City Employees Pay Hikes Voted The city board of commission. ers Thursday night voted an 11 percent across-the-board salary increase to all city employees. with all members present ex- cept Comm T. J. Ellison, the hoard upped the city payroll by $37,540, giving all city employees their first general pay hike since 1963. Effective last Friday, all hour- ly employees receive a minimum of $1.40 per hour, a 15-cent in. crease. «The pay increase brings Kings Mountain up to par with other municipalities in North carolina” Mayor John H. Moss commented following action by the board. Action was made following recommendation of a city em. ‘ployee salary schedule commit. tee including the mayor, City Clerk Joe H McDaniel, and Com- missioners Ellison, O, O. au. and Ray Cline, ei The mayor noted that the com- mittee reviewed and examined the proposed Sy budget and dis- ussed S of ea loyee | with the Various department had also been called, corroborat- Beam sald, said the alleged dis- heads. re will be odin ed the plainants tur! of the ce owned “The be no ein 1 sturbance. § of am He. pea Jwued no the tax Fate”, the m added. Mauney Completes en-Year T entre G. H. Mauney Is Successor On Hospital Body Geanze H. Mauncy was elected president of the Kings Mountain hospital hoard of trustees at the annual meeting Wednesday night. Re-elected vice-president was Robert E. Hambright, of Grover, and re-elected secretary-treasurer was R. S Lennon. The hoard elected William Lawrence Plonk to a five-year term as a director, succeeding George W. Mauney, retiring after two terms and also veteran re- tiring president. Hill Lowery was reappointed to a second five-year term. Two other members are to be named te the executive committee, of which the officers are ex officio members. The retiring chainman was presented a handsome bronze plaque emblematic of his nine years service. The plaque was ap- propriately engraved in recogni tion by his fellow trustees for service to Kings Mountain Hospital and to -the community.” Vice . president Hambright made the presenta. tion. The retiring previously served chainman had as a county 1 hospital trustee —before Kings Mountain hospital was built, During the business part of the meeting the directors author- ized a $2.50 increase in hospital room nates dictated, they said, by rising operating costs and costs of materials, supplies and labor The new daily rates, now in effect, are: private rooms, $18; Semi-private, $15;~ and wards, $12. Seventy-Seventh Year 00 To Record $1,320,486 Year-End Surplus $257,950; GasSystem Budget $396,857 Gas Revenues were $376,500 ‘n Past Year The city’s natural gas sysiem is expected to gross $396,975 in the current fiscal year or $20,375 | more than the fiscal year ended last Thursday. The amended budget for the nrevious year placed gross re- at $376,500 which enabled ccntribution to the city’s general budget of $127,910, or $27,910 more than had been anticipated. residentidl, $131,250 $104,500; ‘follows: commercial $4000. '| able monies for other city pur-| poses. The city expects to Memorial Presbyterian church | ing $400,584 for specific purchas- 3 Pipeline | i; Montgomery, Alabama and ales and projects, plus $25,000 as™ Corporaticn $240,000 for the gas it distributes, salaries and wages Transcontinental Gas - | i | t | i | i CHAIRMAN — George H. Mau- ney has been elected chairman of the Kings Mountain hospi- . tal board of trustees. Rice's Grandson Dies In Vietnam A grandson of a Kings Moun: tain citizen has lost his life in Vietnam. _oyd F. Rice, 604 Phenix street, has learned that his grandson Private first class Har- old Ayers, 18, died of a gunshot wound, received duriny a 40-day major operation, on June 26. Pfc. Ayers attended Lamar school, Joneshoro, Tennessee, He was a of Company A, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division. Department Store License Fee Cut The city commission Tuesday night adopted the existing privilege license ordinance for 1966-67 with a lone change. License for non-chain de- from $50 to $25. Mayor John Henry Moss said‘ the change was made to make the fee comparable to that of non-chain furniture stores. The license for chain stores of all types is $50. Licenses were due and pay- able, July 1 and penalty of five percent per month applies af- ter August 1. Capital Outlay Appropriations Represent 32 Percent of Budget By MARTIN HARMON More than 32 percent of the 1 tentative record budget— exclusive of the $1,300,000 sew- age system bond project—is ear- marked for capital outlay (long term) improvements. The figure of slightly over $400,000 anticipates these major projects: ee “1 puilding of a million-gallor water tank adjacent to the Cher ryville Road water tank and re- of the clear well (for stor- age) at the Deal street filter plant, both for $100,000, 2) construction of a public Vi! i willy and ‘garage build- ing $60,000. re 5 renovation of city Hat, $10, 510. 4) 'curb-and-gutter installations $108,028. (see list of streets lie low). 5) street paving $31,219 list below), 6) two garbage trucks with packers one additional, one re- placement) $22,000, 7) sidewalks $5000. 8) bookkeeping machine $16,- 032. 9) pumper for fire department $10,000. 10) other automotive equipment $7500, Additionally, several streets are scheduled to be resurfaced (see list below), i 1 Continued On Puge 8 (sce partment stores was--reduced. J «| of $16,240. Equipment mainten- ance is budgeted at 2,000, sup: 3 Griffin Heads Rotary Club Wilson ‘Griffin, Kinzs Moun- tain pharmacist and partner -in 1 Griffin Dug Company, will be installed as president - of the Kings Mountain Rotary club Thursday. The civie club meets for lunch at 12:15 at the Country Club. R. Devere Smith, outgoing president, - will install the new slate of officers Other new officers are Charles F. Mauney, vice-president; red Dixon, secretary-treasurer; El more Alexander, Tom Tate, Charles Wilson and Devere Smith, directors; and W. Skellie Hunt, sergeant-at-arms. Don't Put Pennies In These Meters All donations to the city recreation commission are ap- preciated if freely given, But Policeman Ralph (Babe) Ware, who superintends’ the city’s parking meters, thinks the nearly $6 in pennies glean- ed from the 25 meters on the new parking Iot at the corner of Mountain at Cherokee pro- bably were not freely given. The hitch: these two-hour meters will give value received only for nickels and dimes. While accepting pennies, the meters register no . parking time in return. | | ers go to the recreation pro- gram. t New Stadium Bids Invited The Kings Mountain board of education js rcadvertising for bids for general construction and electrical work for John Gamble Memorial Football Stadium. Ben T. Goforth Plumbing Thursday submitted the low bid for plum/:ing. School officials and architects expressed the hope that the new bids, to be opened July 21 at 2 p.m. in Schott Suprintendent B. N. Barnes’ office, will be “more in line” and hat work can be of the September, It. 1s the ‘third time bids have i scason in early been “too | ” sn general con- “electrical work. The total of the three low bids ursday, , eneral construc- [ g J ica) and plumbing, more than twice the oh i : Amount architect esti- Jats Orig called for te da uilt at a cost oO $85 ts alrcady have On Puge 8 hi In the budget for the coming x year, tentatively adopted by the’ planned expenditures penritted. of commissioners Tuesday | night, sales are anticipated asicounts and has periods of heavy PRICE TEN CENTS All Streets : To Get Water And Sewer Lines | City’s Banks Offer City High Inlerest | Kings Mountain's two benking | institutions, First Union Nation- {al Bank of North Carolina and | Firet Citizens Bank & Trust : City of Kings Mouniain top rates = . : Company have proffered the | The City of Kings Mountain on short-term certificates of de. |eXpects to spend $1,320,486, some | posit £300,060 more via its regular during the fiscal year whieh® began last Friday, than in the year just ended. Chief reason the budget esti- | Both have offered to pay five per cent interest on 30-day cer- [ tificates and 5.15 per cent on G0- 89-day certificates, | The ccmmission Tucsday night | mate, as tentatively adopted authorized the Mayor and City | Tuesday night, makes this in. crease possible is a June 30 years end surplus of $257,950. Other factors are increased es- timates of utility sales and in- creased taxaxfle valuation. : Meantime, the commission voted to retain the present a Clerk to invest city monies in these certificates as funds and Th city has several escrow ac- ; income which swell the treasury public for short-term periods. building sales $7500; and ti in-| dustrial customers $149,625. Oth- | E d A d er revenues are expected to i qa e n erson Profit figure of the past year | is retained as estimate of avail- Revival Speaker | great portion of the increase is valoren tax rate of 95c per $100 valuation. While pay. increases for all employees add a sizeable amount to planned expenditures, the Rev. J. Eade Anderson, pastor capital improvements total- former Kings Mountain summer|a contingency fund. i : supply pastor, will be evangelist] 3 for Fevival In presenting the proposed services beginning| : Monday ai Dixon presbyterian ou ® dene ro night, Mayer ut] nlies at $4000, enginedfing fees | .hurch. John - ry. Moss. told the coms 3 at $18%, ‘and adveffising at| Mr. Anderson will speak at[ fission, ;This is a sound bud- «| $1000. cervices Monday through Friday | %€t- It is designed to provide at 7:30 p.m. Rev. James S. Mann, pastor. will open the services on | Sunday evening at 7:30. Rev. Mr. Anderson, a native of Horse Shoe Bend,: N. CC. was on and First Preshyterian ‘hurches here in 1948-49 when he was a seminary student. He and his wife and six children will be house-guests of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Humphries in the Dixon community. The Anderson family will also visit in Horse Shoe Bend with Mr. Anderson’s mother. A graduate ol’ Columbia Theo- iogical Seminary, Decatur, Ga., . hai + a <cummer assistant pastor at Dix.|3r€as and to provide the several | water and sewer lines to every city street, to hard-surface all | city streets remaining unpaved, | to provide much-needed curb-and gutter and sidewalks in many departments with the tools ang equipment they need to do their work more quickly and more ef - ficiently.” a The budget provides for thrée additional employees. a utility meter reader, a building inspeg- tor, and an inventory clerk. The gas system budget provides fdr employment of a meter reader and it is anticipated the two will relieve electric and gas depart- Profits of the parking met completed in tine for the start. Rev. Mr. Anderson has served numerous pastorates including Olney Presbyterian church, Gas- tonia, and First Presbyterian church of Greenwood, Mississip- pi. He was called to the Alabama pastorate from Mississippi a few months ago. The Anderson children Jane, Scottie, Bruce, Mark George and Becky. ment linemen of this monthly duty and make them available for regular duties at all times.) Inome Biggest item of anthicipated income is from sale of power and | water, at $592,500; the better are than quarter-million surplus is second largest item; current year | taxes are expected to increase hy $7,000 to $174,000; and fourth lis $127,910 profit from the gas | system. These are the only six. figure items. : Park Visitors Set New Record Visitors to Kings Mountain | Outgo National Military Park have top- | The city’s debt service requires ped all previous records, Supt. ment for the year is $30,000 prin- B. F. Moomaw has reported. | cipal, $9,625 interest and $100 A ial of Bats visitors from 27|fical agent fee. ? states, the District of Columbia,| The recreation Greece and England logged their to expend the the pans names in the Park Museum the pated to be returned by the weekend of July 4th. A total of special recreation tax (five cents 2.438 people walked the Battle-| of the gross 85 cent rate) ground trails, 2,273 visited the Anticipated general fund ex 3 ‘museum _and_there_ were a total peditures by departments ares of 1,1901 vehicles on the grounds, Cemetery $12,9979, ns Saturday, Sunday and Monday.| Administrative $38,035 July 4th ‘was favorite day for| Sanitary $43,262. . : visitors as the area attracted| - Street $139,207, many tourists. Police-Court $85,626. Since January 1, a total of] Fire $31,320, 4 169,171 visitors to the monument| General $120,897, have set a record to date, Moo-| = Water & Sewer $87,032 maw said. Electric $285,905. Fa Highway Commissioner Garrison Asks Aid On New Access Road W. B. Garrison, division high tem. Such agreement has bee way commissioner, has asked the invited previously but net board of education to aid in tained. . = od right-of-way information as a| In other action, the board: prelude -to possible construction| 1) Acceptedthe offer of Hams of additional access roads te rick & Redding to ) Kings Mountain high school. |annual audit of local The road, requested previously funds at $5.50 per hour, by the board of education, would, 2) Accepted the m be built from U, S. 74 south to Harry Jaynes as K Ithe Gaston aty hool sys: the west. side of the school. The board voted to seek the aid of Davis & White, attorneys, to supply the information. In another action, the board authorized Superintendent B. N./a candidate Barnes to ‘write parents of Gas-|ship). ton County pupils attending] 4) Continue Kings Muntain schools that these year with Pil pups mas not k ble ., Company for, tend here ng th 3) nce at term, pending: agre 00l | sura b1 liigh school prinel 3) Appointed ing principal ment for Mr. and on scene.

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