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Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 77 No. 29
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, July 21, 1966
PRICE TEN CENTS.
00 F^r Sewage Syste
I Kings Mountain
lls 18th Of 18
To Be Meiged
By MARTIN HARMON
Only one high school will be
operated in the Kings Mountain
school district next term, the
■board of edtucation having voted
Monday night to consolidate
Compact and Kings Mountain
One impetus was notification
by Harold Howe II, U. S. Com-
piissioner of Education, that
1965-66 faculty desegregation
would be insufficient to qualify
under the April 9 guidelines
promulgated by John W. Gard
ner, Secretary of Health, Educa
tion and Welfare.
A corrolary reeison was an in
dicated further drop in enroll
ment at Compact high school.
Superintendent B. N. Barnes
said the aggregate feeling of the
board of education was, “In view
of the indicated considerable en
rollment drop at Compact high
school with more than 100 for
mer Compact students already
enrolled at Kings Mountain
high school for the upcoming
term, it was felt that Compact
would prove sub-marginal, both
educationally and operationally.’’
Comm. Howe wrote,.. .This re
port indicates that for the 1966-
67 school year your school sys-
tami will make some progress be
yond what was accomplished for
the 1965-66 scJmoI year iiMkbe de
segregation of professional staiff.
It does appear, however, at least
on the basis of the renort you
have submitted, that the steps
you propose in the staff dcsegre
gation are not adequate in your
situation to accomplish the pur
poses of Title VI.”
He centinued, “While we have I
not had a chance as yet to re
view the operation of your de-
. sciTregation plan to deter,'' "'c it.s
adequacy in light of all cncum-
stances, including student deseg
regation, we urge you to take
additional steps in staff desegre
gation at this time. Assignm.ent
and rciassignment of .staff would
probably be more convenient if
Compact elementary school.
Grades 1-8, will onerate as usual.
The board’s decision reverses
that contained in the pupil as
signiTcnt plan for the coming
Compact, until the 1964-65
term, was an all-Negro school.
Desegr^ration began in Kings
Mountain district schools during
the recent term. I.argest migra
tion to formerly all-white schools
was from Compact to Kings
Mountain high school.
Three teachers elected for the
coming year by Kings Mountain
district i.',oard of education have
declined the positfons. Superin
tendent B. N. Barnes reported
Declining prof|ered contracts
were Mrs Virginia B. Collins and
Miss Selma Hazemy, both of
Mrs. Elizabeth H- Summey, of
Spartanburg, S. C., who had exe
cuted contract, resigned, stating
her husband, who was to have
been assigned hcr^ by bis com
pany had been re-assigned else
Residential Electrical Rate Schedules
500 Over 500
iClng.s Mountain ..
Duke Power Co. ...
Over 700 kilowatt hours.
Cings Mountain, Fayetteville, Concord
Sell Residences Power Cheapest Of Cities
A. P. war
By MARTIN HARMON
The City of Kings Mountain
and. City of Fayolioville Vjc for
the position of selling eJectric
power to lesidential cusiomers
for less thaii any other 'of the
state's 73 power-distributihg mu
Tne City of Concord rups third.
In several schedules, the threfe
cities sell more cheaply than
Duke Power Company — Kings
Mountain’s wholesale supplier—
does at retail.
Kings Mountain edges Duke by
Fayetteville takes over the
lead ad keeps it at 700 kilowatt
hours, where customers buy at
only nine-tenths of one cent per
kwh thereafter. Kings Mountain
and Concord, which 18011 at 1.2
cents for 'all over ,500 kwh. easi
ly lead Duke, which doesn’t
reach its base rate of 1.4 cents
until the 700 kwh mark.
A user of 700 kwh per m.mth
in Kinus Mountain pay.s 811.SO
Sources are: 1) residential j Duke customer’s bill is $12..33,
CHURCH TO BE RAZED — Central Methodist church will be
razed starting Monday, ond the congregation will soon begin
grediifLg at the site for a proposed SUO4)00 sanctuary. -PiswB, the
aUezr-'stain-glass windows and all fixtures were rmoved from
the building this week. Final services were held a the present
61-year-old building Sunday. (Photo by Lem Lynch)
Last At Landmark
The city’s 3.92 miles of un-
paved streets w^re treated
with calcium chloride, a dust
deterrent, this week.
By ELIZABETH STEWART i
The congregation of Central]
Methodist church worshipped
Sunday in its present sanctuary
for the last tire.
Wreckers and demolition crews
have stripped the 61year-old
building of pews, organ, the al
tar and windows and on Monday
moi’ning begin razing the fam,!-
iar landmark across from the U.
3. Postofficc on East .Mountain
Grading will begin 'at the site
next week. The new plant is ex
pected to cost $230,000,
The special scr.viccs on Sun
day morning attracted an over
Jflrw crowd. Following a com
munion service at 11 o clock, the
congregation gathered outside
the church wlrere the cornerstone
Damagd by water, some of the
dociiTcnls inside the sealed box
could not bo deeiphei'cd but a
history of the church prepared
by Mrs. A. II. Patterson remain
ed lepibie and poidion of the
history apircai'cd in Sunday^s
church bqllc’in sent lO the 535-
This week the church altar
and pulpit were moved to the
social hall of the edrrcahonal
plant temporary chapel until the
new sanctuary is constructed.
Central Methodist chttrch was
organized in IS”! by the Rev. J,
W. North who was then pastor
of Shelby Circuit, 1873-76. A year
later the first wedding in the
church was the wedding of Miss
Long and A. Hunter Pat-
rate report 'of the 73 North Car
olina municipal electric distribu
tion systems, dated October 1965,
and 2) latest published coTpara-
ble residential rate schedule of
Duke- P-ower Company in the
City of Kings Mountain files.
Judging the winner up to 500
kilowatt hours per month is dif
ficult, (see accompanying sched
ule); Up to 250 kilowatt hours
per month Kings Mountain is the
winner, • rjt at 500. kilowatt
-boura is edgad-by /P^et*Pville by
five cents. Meantime, at 500,
Funeral rites for Mrs. Adeline
MoClurd Spargo, 69, of Dallas,
mother of Mrs. Fred Withers of
Kings Mountain,' will be held
Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from First
Methodist church of Dallas.
The body will retT'aln at Dallas
Funeral Home until 1:30 p.m.
when it will lie in state at the
church. Rev. Glenn R. McCulley
will officiate at the final rites
and interment will be in Pleas
ant Grove Methodist church
Mrs Spargo. wife of Grafton
S. Spari^o, died Tueselay ai out
12 p.m. in Dallas hcsp’.tnl af*er
two week's serious illness. She
difference of 53 cents.
For 1,000 kwh per month
the Kings Mountain customer
pays $15.40, the Duke custcir.er
$16.53—a difference of $1.13.
Neighboring Shelby and Gas
Ionia, both m'jnicipal distribu
tors, scale to 1.5 cents per kwh
at .500, which is their lowest rate.
Kings Mount'ain charges a 20
percent differential to out-of
city customers. Concord, Shelby,
and Fayetteville charge no dif-
ferntial. Gastonia rtTr^arted no
• Kings Mountain high school
will have an addition to its cur
riculum in the cominj term- in
Mrs. Lillian Whitworth, of
Bessemer City, has been tendered
contract for the coming year as
teacher of beauticianship.
She was among five teachers
proffered contracts by the board
of education M'onday night. Oth
ers are Mrs Marguerite Plonk
and Mrs. Ethel M. Crook, both
of Kings Mountain, elementary
teachers, and Mrs. Lola C. Bras
well and Mrs. Margaret Crocker
junior high school.
The board also discucsed with
out action its three principalshir
The board assigned children of
several Inoaming citizens te
SUCCUMBS — Lee Cassell died
Monday at the age of 102. Fu
neral rites will be Thursday
from Mount Olive Baptist
Foi Cassell, 102
Oontiniied On Pons 8
Heixs Of Ware And Fulton Oiler
Business Property At Auction
WINS SCHOLARSHIP — Ray
mond Edwards has been
awarded a college scholarship
from the Johnson Foundation.
Is LBJ Scholar
Raymond Edwards, son of Mr.
and Mrs. George Edwards of 405
Belvedere Circle, has been
warded a Presidential scholar
ship from the Johnson Founda
A 1966 graduate of Kings
Slountain high school, Eclward-s
will enter the freshman class of
A & T college in Greensboro in
Septerber. He plans to major in
The Kings .Mountain student
was notified of the honor on
A native of Dallas, .she wa®
daughter of the late M'agotie
Moore and J. W. McClurd .'^he
was a member of Dallas First
'Methodist church. She and her
hu"b^d rps’ded at 210 W. Trade
street in Dallas.
Surviving besides her hus
band and daughter are a brother,
Robert McClU’-d of Cherryville; 'a
.sister, Mrs. Julia .Sullivan of
Fort tl aiiclerdale, Fla.; her son-
in law and two grandchildren of
Properties of the M. A. Ware
and W. S, Fulton Estates will be
sold at ^blic auction Wednes
day, August 3, at 10 a.ni.
Formerly known as the old
Kings Mountain Roller Mill ^nd
operated by Ware & Sons for
many years, the property is lo
cated in the heart of the business
district on the corner of Gold
street and Railroad ^venue.
Sub-divided into four business
lota, the comer lot containing
two (buildings includes a three-
story brick building 90x30 and
one thrcr-.slory mt’tal grain
Maps of the pt )i)ortics may bo
obtained from VV. S. t J’"-
at Fulton'.s Department Store
here or from -T B. Nolan Com
pany in Shelby, selling a^nts
for Carolina Land Auction Com
pany of Hickory’-
The 8a.le will conducted,
rain or shine, and Gene A. Saine
will be auctioneer.
Free hams will be avvay
as prizes during the land auction.
Sales At $2,278
Cltiy privilege license sale® to
taled $2,278.50, City Clerk Joe H.
McDaniel reported Wednesday.
State law requires the license
be purchased by fin.TS and indi
viduals during the month of July
and penalty "bf five percent per
month applies after August 2,
Mr. McDaniOl reminded.
The city mpects to receive
$5,000 in pwvilege license pay
ments for year 1965-66, ac
cording to bfdget
had been in declining health for schools of their first preference
with exception of those askinr
that their children attend Wci't
schoiil, already at indicated ca
The board noted that reconsid
eration for three- -and some 30
to 60 others who have bet'ii dc
dined .admittance to West -nil'
he given sh.iuld the silualior
change and vacancies occur prioi
to school opening.
Funeral rites for Mrs. Lesici
Anne McDaniel, 82. widow of ■)
P. McDaniel, were held Tuesda.v
at 4 p.m. (rom Bethlehem Bap
Rev Robert Graham, asi'ixtec’
by Rev. James S. Mann, officiat
ed at the firfal rites, and inter
ment was in the church come
Mr.s. McDaniel died Mondaj
morning at 2:45 a.m. in Haven
n-Hills Rest Home in Rutherford
County following illness of seve
She was a native of Cleveland
Count'v. daughter of the late Mr
and Mrs. Monroe Grteg. Her
husband died in 19.56. She was a
member of Bethlehem Baptist
SurvivdnjJ are three jmns, Da
thia McDariiel and Floyd McDan
iel of Fort Campbell. Ky.; and
four daughters, Mrs. Homer Har
mon. Mrs. Wayne Wells, Mrs
James (Ledford, all -of King-
Mountain, and Mrs. Roy Coth
pane of Shelby; and'^one sister.
City To Adopt
The city board of commission
ers will formally adopt the 1966-
67 budget lof $1,.320,000 at Tues
day night’s regular meeting at
6:30 at City Hall courtrooi.n.
Mayor John Henry Moss said i
a full agenda will also include:
1) announcement of aporoval
of grant from the State Stream
Sanitation Board of $388,.500 for
a sewer system by D. tL. Cobum,
chief engineer, and W. E. Long,
Jr., chief of the municipal waste
2) presentaHon for approval
site for pul lie works and utili
ties building and authorization
for plans and specifications.
3) consideration of a new elec
trical esMttract as proposed by
Duke Power Company calling
fkir a .50 percent increase in pow
er delivery, from 5,000 to 7,200
4) formal approval of a six-
man housing study committee
which will rmake its first report,
to the board.
5) presentation for approval
^te. plans and specifications for
a 1,000,000 gallon water tank for
Funeral rites for 'Lim Cassell,
102, will be held Tliursday at 3
p.m. from .Mount Olivo Baptist
Rev. J. .M. Alexander .will offi
ciate, and inteii.Tcnt will be in
Long Branch cemetery. Grave
side rites will be conducted by
Mosaic Masonic Lodge .No. 4.
Born in Chester County, S C.
March 25, 1,864, The Kings Moun
tain Negra died Monday at 12:30
a.m. in the Kin-s Mountain hos-
aital after declining health for
ivo years. He had been critically
!1 18 days.
lie W'as a trustee of Mount
Olive Baptist church and a mem
ber of Masonic Lodge No. 4. His
oarents were the late Lim Cas-
'lell, Sr. and Lizzie Carter Ca?-
^ell. His wife was the late Nan-
Surviving are throe sons, Wal-
'or Cassell of Detroit, Michigan;
Mafeit Cassell of .Sulfolk. Va.
■nd Mason Cassell of Great Neck,
\’ew York; 'I'w.a daughter-, IMrs.
ola O.alcs and Mrs. Ruth
Mitchom of the home; 19 iTr-nd-
■hil.'lren; 26 gn'.it-grandcliildren
—d three grcat-grcat-grandchil-
LEACH JOINING SHERIFF
I’oliceman John Loach has
i-esigned to .loin the depart
ment of Cleveland County
S'.ieriff Ha.vwood, Allen, Chief
of Police Paul Sanders an
nounced. lie completes his du
Friday At 11;
ioih Were 82
Douide furTeral rites for Mr.
and Mrs. Abrom Plato Warlick
will I c held Fiiday at 11 a.m.
frc.Ti tlie Chapel ol Harris Fun
llieir pa.dor. Rev. Heward
IJciri'an, minister of Central
I .Ml thod .st cliruch, will officiate.
I Interment will bo in Mountain
' Rest cemete-y.
i .Mr. Warlick, 82, retired build
ing eoniraclor, died Tuesday
night at 7:30 at Kin.gs Mountain
hospital following illness of sev
Mrs. Warlick, the fonrer
Texie Smith," 82, died at 10:30 a.
m. Wednesday morning in the
Kings Mountain hospital follow
ing several montli’s illness. .She
had been critically ill for several
A native of Cleveland Coun-
1 ty. -Mr. Warlick vvos the son of
I tile late Gaither and Sarah Kath-
j erbie Hill Warlick. Mrs. War
lick, a native of Cleveland Coun
ty, wo s dau.ghter of the late Mr.
and Mrs Jimes .Sm.ilh.
Mr. and Mrs. Warlick are sur
' vivc'l by thrir spn. Heyward P.
j Warlick of Angeles, Califor-
] ni.a; and fivi* daughters, Mrs.
i Junic R'jtledge of Grecnsbor.a
Mis. Lalla.ge Falls of Kin.gs
I Mountain. M’s. Richaid Day of
Booneville, Mrs. .lames Grice of
I Shelby 'and Mrs Dan K. Gill of
Miami, Fla., 13 grandchildren
and 13 great-gi andchildren. Mrs
Warlick is also survived by
brother. Wesley Smith of Ports
Kin.gs Mountain .six-man hous
ing study com’nittee. was com
pletecl tliis wecle.
May )!• Jolin Henry Mos.s an
nounced yesterday that Rev
Sandro Blalock, Negro minister
■Tnhn L. .McGill, druggist; anc
Mai tin Harmon, newspaper edit
or had agreed to serve with Com
missionevs T. J. Ellison, Ra
Cline and O. O. Walker on
com.mitlLV to inolte Kings Moun
tain's housing needs.
Duty of the c :i.r inittee is tc
determine tlie number of sub
stand'nil liomis in town and a
va lable hou.'iing.
3'hc study group will make it
first repoit to the city board of
comm.i .sinners at its Tuesday
nb'iit meeting at 6:30 at City
To Receive Grant
I By MARTIN HARMON
! The State Stream Sanitation
; committee has approved a grant
; of $388,500 for improvements and
j expansion of the city’s sewage
j disposal system. Mayor John
Henry Moss and Martin Harmon,
Herald editor, have been noti-
j D, L. Coburn, chief of the en-
i gineering section, and Wilbur E.
I Long, Jr., chief of the municipal
1 waste section, supplied details
I concerning the grant and will
discuss the action with the city
commission Tuesday night to de
termine whether the comrnission
will proceed with the project.
Mayor Moss said he had no
doubt the city will proceed,
though only $307,500 of the grant
may be available during the cur
rent fiscal year.
North Carolina’s indicated fed
eral grant for the year Is $3,610,-
000 and the state has devised a
point system whereby it rates
Mr. Long said 18 districts and
ities share in the indicated
grant, with Kings Mountain
eighteenth to be included. He
noted that Leaksville-Draper-
Spray, first on the approved list,
was due a “hangover” pa5mient
from the previous year. He as
sumed. he added, should the
June 30, 1967, Kings Mountain
would top the list.
The United States Senate has
passed the $150 million appropri
ation for this year and it has
been introduced in the House. In
view of the fact this program has
been underway for ten years and
that it lia.s tbe ardent support irf
President Johnson, Mr. Coburn
and Mr. Long feel the appropria
tion will be approved with minor,
if any changes.
Mr. Long noted that Engineer
Coburn, who is also in charge of
federal grant applications, is
now revdewing plans and specifi
cations for Kin.gs Mountain,
which call for doubling capacity
of the McGill treatment plant,
construction of a two-million
daily capacity treatment plant to
serve the western portion of the
city, and the laying of mains and
lines to provide the city a maxi
mum capacity of eight million
gallons of effluent per day.
The citizens voted on March
15 by 42 to 1 approval of issuing
$1,300,000 in bonds for the pur
pose — expected to cover full
cost of the project.
Mayor Moss commented, “The
commissioners and I are very
highly pleased that Kings Moun
tain was included in the current-
year program. As Mr. Long in
formed the commission shortly
after the application had been
filed. Kings Mountain’s major
difficulty in the point count was
the city’s excellent fiscal posi
tion. At June .30, the city had a
surplus of $2.57,000.and it bond
ed indcbtedne.ss had been re
duced to $439,000. On basis of
need. Kings Mountain was down-
■traded on points awarded for
Mrs. J. B. Wattcrsot^l^f Grover.
Also surviving are IJfgrandchil
dren and 18 greait-grilCIchlldrcn.
First Preat)yterl|k' church
congregation vvlll Mtt Its an
nual Sunday SdAt picnic
Wednesday night iXt p.m. in
tbe church IbUowilH fhall.
loe Bill Cornwell, 37, Succumbs;
Funeral Rites Conducted Sunday
Funeral rites for Joe Piily
Cornwell, 37. were held Sunday
at 4 p.m. from Resurrection Lu
theran church of-which he was
Mr. Cornwell died suddenly
I'riciay night about 7:.30 p.m. at
his home of an apparent heart
attack. He had not been ill.
He had been painting a house
.'arlior in the day.
A native of Lincoln County, he
was a painting contractor for
Cornwell Brothers. Son of Mrs.
Lewis G. Cornwell of Lincoln-
ton and the late Mr. Cornwell,
lie was a graduate of Lincolnton
high school where he lettered
■I:.a"'keth3ll and base'kll. He was
active iti the Kings Mountain
He was a former Little League,
coach in Kings Mountain.
He is survived, in addition to
his mother, by his wife, Mrs.
Willa Kay McGinnis Cornwell; SUCCUMBS — Joa BUI Corn
two sons, Joe Bill Cornwell, Jr. well, painting contractor, diod
and Michael Craig Cornwell. Buddenly Friday night Funer-
both of the home; and one ol rites were held Sunday from
Cuniinued On Page 8 Roaunection Luthuem church.
In a news story last wti'I''
The Herald inadvertently omit
ted the names of two Kin.gs
Mountain servicemen, Pvt.
Billy Owens and P\'t. Ralph
Junior Whetstine, both of
whom died in the Korean War
and were reported missing in
action in 1930. According to
Herald files, eight area men
were listed oii -army casualty
lists in the Korean War.*
The Kings Mountain district
schools will open August 22,
with pupils to attend for ori
entation (a half day schedule)
on August 24.
Remainder of tlie 1966-67
school term schedule adopted
by the board of education
August 25 — First full-
September 5 - Labor Day
September 30 - Teacher
November 24-25 — Thanks
21 thru Jsnuar^ 2
— Christmas holidays.
March 23-29 — Easter holi
days (proviso: up to three
days to be used if necessary to
make up lost time.)
May 29 — Term ends.
May 31 — Teachers com