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Greater Kings Mountain 2I|9I4
City Limits 8,256
Tht Greater Klngi Mountola figure Is deefved from the
ipecieU United Stales Bureau of the Census report o
lanuary 1966. and includes the 14,990 poputotion o
Number 4 Townsliip. and the remolnlng 6,194 Iren
Number S Township. In Ciovolond County and Crowdar*
Mountedn Township In Gaston County.
Kings Mountain's Beliable Newspaper
VOL 80 No. 12
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, March 21, 1968
PRICE TEN CENlf
East KM Sewer Project Near Complete
$1 Million Bonds Sale Said Favorable
Rites Set For Two
LIBRARY FACILITIES AT EAST — Mrs. Carolyn PaschoL stonding at left and Mrs. Wanda Adams,
right, teachers' aides at Eost Elementory school, are photographed in the East School Library,
along with pupils in Mrs. Boker^s fifth grade doss. This is the first year the Title 1 program has
been conducted yeor>round. funds from which supplied seporate focilities for a library at East
school for the first time. Materials were previously housed in the school cafeteria.
East school students arc enjoy
ing separate facilities for a li
brary for the first time this
Bt'fore the expanded services
provided by the Title 1 program,
underway this year for the first
year-round program, the libraiy
was housed in (he school cafe-
^tle 1 Diiector Don Parker,
explaining that a program has
hren conducted under Title I of
t!u* Elementary and Secondary
Education Act for the past two
years in (he Kings Mountain
schools system, said this is the
first year an extensive program
has iK'en carried on for the total
.Mr. Parker s-aid the pro '"'it
program employs 20 people, funds
for which ($123,r\35 for the 19HS
program! are allotted each year
and based on the number of eco
nomically deprived families liv
ing in the school district as de
termined by the 1960 census.
.Some other results of the pro
Offices for the administration
have been sot up in the house
formoi’ly occupied as a residence
for the superintendent. The two
librarians, school nurse, director
of the program, and bookkeeper-
secretary have offices in this
building. Also included is the ma
terials center for film, filmstrip,
recordings, books, reading ma
terials. tapes, teach-a-lapes, slid
es, transparencies, and supplies
provided through Title I funds.
These are distributed upon re-
(luest to the teachers of the var
ious .schools in the system to cn-
fCpfifitufcd On Page Six)
legion To Flost
American Legion Post 155 will
lv»st Division 5 Legionnaires at
the annual Go-Geters banquet
Silurday at the American Le
(’ommander Carl Wiesener said
some -tfK) Legionnai»'es from
Mu'I'liv to Belmont and north to
Mr' Tanton are expected to at
IVit’Mcr of rotsf hoof and chick
en 'vill be served at 7 p.m. in the
l egion ballrrtom and new addi
tion. which will open to pub
lic inspection for the first time.
E. R. Goter, Manager of Foote
Mineral Company’s Kings Moun-
1 lin oncrations, announces the
ircmotion O'f three employees, all
effective Mareh 1.
Ditliia L. .'^•anders has been
jiiomoi(Hl to the position of Gen-,
il Mine Foreman. Replacing
liPn as Assistant General Mine;
Foreman is Frank G. Hollifield.
Mr. Hollifield advances to his
new position from that of Mine
t ift Foreman, a post now filled
Clyde E. .Seism.
Seism and Hollifield have;
been wdlh Foote since 1954. San
ders joined the Kings Mountain!
lithium mining operation in 1952..
In Saigon Battle
Infantry- First Lt. Roy B. Co
chran, 27, of Grover, was killed
by an exploding Viet Cong land;
mine in the Saigon area of Viet!
Nam about 8:45 p.m. Saturday. ;
His wife, Mrs. Sandra Burner |
Cochran, was notified early Mon-j
day at her home in Honolulu, j
Hawaii. She is enroute to Cleve-j
land County with her six-weeks-;
old daughter, Donnis Danette,'
whom Lt. Cochran had never
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Cochran of
Grover were notified of their
son’s death about noon Monday.
Funeral arrangements are in
complete pending arrival of the
soldier’s body from Vietnam and
his family’s arrival from Hawaii.
Lt. Cochran *was a seven-year
Army veteran serving with Com
pany B. 4th Battalion, 3rd In-
fContinued On Page Six)
Students To Ptay
I In District Contest
Six piano students of Mrs. Mar
tin Harmon will participate in
the District Piano Contest spon
sored by the North Carolina
Music Teacher’s Association at
Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory
Jane Anthony. Martha Weiss,
.Meredith McGill, Cynthia Alexan
der and Irelou Easley will play
in the Junior division, and Fran
cos McGill will perform in the
The contest will bo held in the
RITES THURSDAY — Full mili
tary burial rites for Pfc. Reese
Dale Bowens. 20. will be held
Thursday at 3 p.m. from Allen
Memorial Baptist church in
For Pic. Bowen
Twenty-ninth of eight man
holes and la>ing of a sewer line
of 5,S69 feet of pipe from Craft-
spun Yarns in East Kings Moun
tain to the McGill treatment
plant will ho computed by Fri
Grad.v C. Yelton. suiK*rinte:id-
ent (•. public works, and S. A.
'Red! Blanton, city crewman,
said V\'cdn€*sd3y tlie work may
be completed Thur.^day if the
weather continues good.
■‘.Smoothing up of the rough
^L.rl.Tce will take a couple days”.
: said Mr. Yelton.
The city is replacing the pres
ent over-loaded lino .vith 2,975
'eet (>*■ 18 inch jup”, 1.176 feet of
’5 ini'h F‘pf‘ and 6S foot of IS
'’le’i e i.st iron pine. From the
I outf.all line from Craftspun Mill
; o Phenix street there is approxi-
i mah'ly 12.50 feet of 10 inch line
and eight manholes.
“This is amajor accomplish-
Ti'nt of city crews”, said Supt.
Yelton. Ho expressed apprecia
tion to citizens of the area for
' their patience. Inclement weather
in the form of snow and ice de-
lav e<l completion of the project.
; said Mr. Yelton.
I “We’ve had to work on the line
’ with each break of the weather”,
said Mr. Yelton.
The city crew.s were working
in SO degr<‘e temperatures in
East Kings .Mountain yesterday.
Sikes Brothers of Monroe is in
stalling the line.
The new main outfall line re
places the oldest industrial sewer
line in the city. It .servese East
Kings .Mountain residences. Craft-
spun Yarns, .Sadie Cotton Mills,
Burlington Mills PJienix Plant
and King Mill.
A 120-hour course. “Introduc
tion to Polic'e Science” for city
policemen and area law enforce
ment officers will begin next
week, Police Chief Tom McDev!)!
Mr. McDeviti said (ho course
is being conducted here by Cleve
land County Technical Institute.
Tom Dudley, institute director,
and Bob Netherton, area consul-
Joe J. Vale File;
|.j I I 170 Interest
W ednesday Accepted
For Board Of Education Post
CANDIDATE — Joe J. Vale,
executive director of the Kings
Mcuntcin Industrial Associa
tion. filed Wednesday as o can
didate for member-at*large of
the Gaston Board of Education.
To Aid Program
Auxiliary members of Otis D.
Green Post 155 will solicit adver
tising for the Post 155 American
Legion Junior Baseball program
this year, Carl Wilson, athletic
director of Post 1.55, said yester
The auxiliary will receive none
of the profits. All proceeds from
advertising will benefit the Jun
ior baseball program in the city,
said .Mr. Wilson.
Local merchants will be con
tacted by Auxiliary membei*s
within the next few days, said
10 Be Filled
On Gaston Board
Joe J. V'ale, (‘xe;-utive dire.-tor
of Kings Mountain Industrial As
sociation, Wednesday filed as a
candidate for membei-.it-large ol
th-* ('raston Boai'vi of Educaii«»n.
Mr. Vale has been a resid-'iit
ot (i3»tonia since 19.56.
In making his an i‘.)unce.r»eni
Ml. Vale said. “In my vvfti’k with
industrial association. I set' a%
large number of high school di’tJp-
outs and feel there is a need lor
greater emphasis in our schools
on vo'*ational education. I am
seeking a seal on the new schr>ol
■ board in an effort tt) see this
area and the guidance' program,
given proper attention in th(» now
consolidated system. Ade«iuatc
vocational programs would eli
minate a numlx'r of high school
dropo'jts who feel they cannot
make the grade on academic
courses”, said Vale.
Kings Mountain Industrial As
sociation serves 30 industries in
Gaston and Cleveland County and
has been recognized nationally,
for its training program. The as
sociation. working through the
federal Manpower Training Act.
has trained or retrained some 3.50
persons and placed them in local
Mr. Vale is a native of Potts-
ville. Penn. He alten<ied Penii.sy-
Ivaiiia public schools. Alfred
University of New 5’ork and the
University of V’ir;'iiua. lie is a
meml>or of Flint Groves Baptist
; church, the N. C. Broadcasters
Association and the American
Metallurgical l^ociely. Before
t iContbiHcd on Pagt' S\j'>
Rites Conducted Tuesday At 2
For Former Citizen W. R. Logan
Funeral rites for William R.
(Bill! Logan, 5-1, w'ere held Tuos
Full military burial rites for
Pfc. Reece Dale Bowt'lis, 20, will
be held Thursday at 3 p.m. from!
Allen Memorial Baptist church,,
interment following in Faith Bap
tist church cemetery. \
The Grover man was killed
March Sth in Thailand in an ac-'
cident while operating a military |
vehicle. He was a member of
Mauney Music Building on the Company C of the S()9th Engin-i
campus of Lenoir Rhyne college. (Continued On Page Six)
tant. were working with Chief day at 2 p.m. from First Baptist
McEk'vitt to complete faculty for church of Myrtle Beach, S. C..
* the school yesterday. interment following in Ocean
Specialists in the field of law Woods Memorial Park,
enforcement will conduct the Mr. Logan, a former Kings
classes. Mountain citizen, died Saturday
Topics to be discussed are: night at 10:30 in Veterans Hos-
laws of arrest, note-taking, search pital at Charleston,
and seizure, elements of criminal several year's illness,
offense, general criminal investi-' The Logans moved to Myrtle
gation, testimony in court, liquor Boach three years ago. In Kings
laws, motor vehicle laws, juve-1 Mountain they owned -and op-
niles. public relations and police orated Logan Supply Company
management. a number of years. Mr. Lo-
Mr.^Netherton said specialized, gan was a rural mail carrier for
Beach Bajitist church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Billie Gallman Logan; one s»)n,
Gerry Logan of Columbia. S. C.;
two brothers. Thomas G. Lt»gan
of Midland. Texas and Albeit P.
Logan of Kings Mountain: four
sisters, Mrs. Robt'rt J. Love of
Kings Creek, S. C., .Mrs. W. T.
S. C. after Randall of Jacksonville. Kl.i..
Mrs. Paul Ginther of New Hoi-
CANDIDATE — Mrs. Cline Bor
ders announced this week she
is a candidate for a seat on the
county board of education sub
ject tc the Democratic Primary
Mrs. Cline Borders
For School Board
Mis. Cline Wilson Borders of
Lawndale p«ai(l her filing fee to
day and became a Democratic
(iindidate for th(‘Cleveland Coun
ty B(»aid of Education.
.Mrs. Borders is a native of
Cle\( land Count\- and a graduate’
of Waco high school. She com
pleted two years at Limestone
College in (iaffney, S. C.. and
attended .Southea.^tei n Theologi
cal Seminary in Wake Forest.
Slie is a member the New
Bethel K.iplisi t'hurcli at Lawn
dale, a Sunday .School teacher.
Girl s .Auxiliary Director and a
member o‘ ihe church choir. She
is a member of IMedmont PT.A
and tlie Piedmont Homo Demon-
stration Club. She is the former
Doris Browne, daughter of .Mrs.
Beatrice Whitworth Browne and
the lat(‘ Wayne L. Brownc' of
Mrs. Borders is married to the
Re\. Clint' Borders, an ordained;
Bajitist minister. He is an As--
sociate Director of tlu* Seminary
i:xtension Department »d (he
.Soutiu'rn Baptist Convention. He
serxes tht' Eastern Seat'hoard
stales, p r n m o t i n g training
On Sewer Bonds
TiH'sday's sale of .$1 million in
bonds for se wage s>stem improve-
mt'nis brought a low bid of 4.70
percent, somewhat higher than
the esiimah'. but a good sale on
today's bond market, W. F:. Eas
terling co.mmented to Mayor John
.Moss at the completion of bid-
Mr. Easterling is executive see-
rt'taiy of the Ltxal Governmt'nt
i’ommission whicli handles the
sale of bonds for municipalities.
The -1.70 j)ercent is the amount
of interest the city will have to
p.iv in amortizing the bonds, in
addition to retiring the princi-
.Mayor John Moss, in Raleigh
for the bid opt'ning Tuesday
morning, said the bonds were
purchased by Wachovia Bank
and Trust Company at the 4.700
interest rate. Three other bids
wc're received. The bidders were
North Carolina National Bank,
1.7666; First Union National
Bank of North Carolina, 4.7496;
and Dominick and Dtiminick.
The mayor said that when
Kings .Mountain was making
plans last summer to sell the SI
million in bonds for .sewer system
• improvements the anticipate! in
terest rat<‘ on the bonds was es
timated at 4.5 percent.
! Mayor Moss quoted Mr. Eas
terling as saying that if the
brmds were offered for sale six
months from now, they might
bring a Ix'tter price. “But who
knows, I haven’t yet found any
one who can out guess the bond
.Mr. Moss said Mr. Easterling
said the low bid w’as “very fa
Under terms of the bid invita
tion, the bonds will cany a 2,5-
year amortization, with $-10,000
in principal, plus accrued inter
est, to be paid each year. First
payment is due during the 196S-
69 fiscal year in semi-annual in
As of June 3, 196S, prior bond
ed debt of the ( ity will have been
rc'duced to S,370.')6o.
land, Illinois and .Mrs. Elmer through .^minary Extension. Mr.
NINETY-NINE YEARS YOUNG — Coptain Meek Ormand, flanked
by his two doughters, Mrs. C. T. Carpenter* left* and Mrs. O. P.
Lewis* was honored on his 99th birthday Thursday by his fellow
Kiwanions at the regular Thursdoy night meeting of the civic
club. Captain Ormand's son* Hugh Ormond, also present for the
affair* U also o Kiwonian. Joe Lee Woodword served as moster
of ceremonies for the surprise birthdoy banquet* reminiscing of
Mr. Ormand's life in Kings Mountain and his 24-year8 as a Ki-
wanian. The Kiwanls club presented Mr. Ormond a radio* a dec
orated birthday coke and a birthday hat.
training will bo available in fin
ger printing and other areas of
Classes will begin on
at City Hall.
Kings Mountain garden clubs
ani civic organizations will be
nvited to help beautify the land
scape of the no.v Kings Moun
tain high si'hool by providing
frees, flowers and shrubs.
This was the stati'inent of
Schools Supt. Donald Jones 'ol
lowin'’’ Mon'b'^’s meeting of the
')0''rrl edu ’ation which formal
ly apnnned th'* landscaning pro
ject winch includes addition of
srbw’ilks, paving -and curlNng
end It urf.''cing of i semicircular
' M'oway i'l front of the build
Tentative plans, Mr. Jones
said, are to extend the sidewalk
from the school on Phifer road
to the National Guard Armory,
with the Kiw'anis club helping
pay the cost with proc<*( from
a n cent talent show.
.Supt. Jones 'will obtain bids en
the paving, and the W'lrk will
he done while the students arc
on Easter vacation.
In other bu'^iness. tlie board
received a reptirl from Jones that
the State Board of Education had
j approved the system’s long-rangej
‘ (Continued On Pu<j(. Six) '
Son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
John Jackson Logan. Mr. Logan
Monday w as a veteran of World War II.
He was a memlx'r of Myrtle
Hardin of Kings Mountain. Also
surviving are three grandchil
Dr. Carl E. Compton officiati'd
at the final rites.
Among acti\<' paliht'arors w("’e
J. Ollie Harris, Jim Wliite. 5’ates
Harbison and Fred Wt'ax’cr. all
of Kings Mountain.
Borders is currently serving on
the Board of Dirt'ctors of the;
North Carolina Adult Education
Association. IU» has been an ac
tive' Hajitist pastor for 15 yevars.
'Phe Hoi'ders family has been
living in the Lawndale area tor
five yt'ars. 'I'liey recently built a
home in this community. The
(Continued on Ptigc Sui'i
KM Baptist Revival To Open
EVANGELIST — Rev. C. O.
Greene* superintendent of mis
sions of the Kings Mountain
Baptist Association* will be
evangelist for revival services
beginning Sunday at Kings
Mountain Baptist church.
Rev. C. O. Grci'ne of Lriwnd iU'.
superinteiulent of mission.-^ id tlie
Kings Mountain Baptist Assocki-
tion since 1959, will lead a week
of evangelistic services br'ginning
Bund.iy at Kings Mo. niain Bap
Services wall bt'gin with tlie 11
a.m. morniii; wor.sliip service and
continue each evening at 7:3') p.
m. .Special singing .vill be under
the direction of Robert L. Di'ck-
er of Shelby, minisit'r of music
at Elizabeth Baptist church.
Ilev. Mr. Greene was educated
at Wakelo'i high school in '/ebu-
lon, Lattimore high school a‘id
Wake Korest eoliege where he
received the BA. degree, sumnia
cum laude. He was ordained to
the ministry of the Baptist cluin-h
in 1936 and his p.istorates have
included churclies in Pinevillo,
, Cary, and Cleveland County. He
is a member of the board of
trustees of Wake Forest I'olh'ge
and in 195.8 received the “Out
standing Rural Minister of North
Carolina” awanl presented by
1 the Progn'ssive Farmer ami
' (Contimud on Page Six)
REVIVALIST — Robert Decker,
minister of music at Shelby's
Elizabeth Baptist church, will
lead music for evangelistic
services beginning Sunday ot
Kings Mountoin Baptist church.
Hope McReed. humorist and
satirist of Chapel Hill, will pre
sent her “One Woman Drama
Show ’ at Monday night’s annual
Chamber of Commerce banquet
at the American Legion building.
Dinner will be served to mem
bers, their wives and guests at
Larry McReed, husband of Mrs.
McReed. will accompany her to
Kings Moi iitain. A native of the
Soviet Union. Mr. McReed is on
leave-of-absence from Old Dom
inion college, Norfolk, Va.. work
ing on his doctorate in Russian
. literature at UNC in Chapel Hill.
He is professor of Russian and
Orman history at the Virginia
schotil, McReed became an Am
erican citizen in 19.5S after serv
ing in the U. S. Special Forces in
Mrs. McReed. a Vassar grad
uate, has appc'ared in dramatic
and musical productions, at Poets
Theatre in Cambridze, Mass.,
and has been mueh in demand
for shows throughout the South-
'ast. She has also lecturo<i on
the metropolitan opera. In 1966
she was elected to membership
in ‘'Outstanding Young Women
.lonas Bridges, program chair
man. will present Mr. and Mrs.
M< Keod. W. S. Fulton, Jr., Cham-
b('r of Commoi\'0 president, will
Res<'rvations for dinner should
be m.'idowith Mrs. Paul Williams.
C of C secretary.
RAodvlnrt For Easter
Mountain Rest I'ometery offi
cials are requesting citizens to
remove all old Christmas w reaths
ai\d flowers from the cemetery
this week so the cemetery can
here idied for F.aster.
‘^\Ve are cleanin.g and reading
for the traditional Easter Sun
rise Serviit'”. said Supt. Ken