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Merchants Opening Auction Dollar Days Wednesday
Greater Kings Mountain 21,914
City Limits 8,256
Th« Groator Ungi Mountain llguro U dcKvod Irom tbo
tpociol United Statoi Bureau ol the Cenaut report o
Fonuory 1966. omd Includes the 14.990 population o
Nuroter 4 Township, ood the remaining 6.124 Iron
Number 5 Township. In Cleeelond County and Crowder*
Mountain Township In Gaston County.
VOL 80 No. 15
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Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, April I I, 1968
PRICE TEN CENi;
Fir st W Oman City Commissioner Elected
Foote To Up Wages Effective May 6th
VIETNAM SCENE—SF C Abraham Ruff« Special Forces man in
Vietnam* is pictured above with o. group of the needy in Viet>
nom who benefitted from packages of clothing sent recently by
Kings Mountoin citizens. The Kings Mountain serviceman had
written a letter to the editor of the Herald asking for help and
he said he had received numerous packages and letters from
Kings Mountain and Gastonia area citizens. Persons who had
written return addresses on the packages were thonked vio a
letter from Ruff. '"Everything is being well used and is much op-
preciated"* said Ruff. In the photograph Ruff is distributing gift
packages from women of Carson Memorial church.
Land For Site
Of Nuning Home
H. M. Whitehead, Jr., Atlanta,
a. architect, has been employed
by the Kings Mountain Convales
cent and Nursing Center, Inc.
The officers and directors of the
corporation also on Monday pur
chased for tlu' facility the eight-
acre tract of land owned by Mr.
and Mrs. Clyde Kerns on Sipes
street near Kings Mountain hos
pital. The purchase price was G16,-
The corporation will petition
the city to rezone the property
to R-20 for building of the 100-
hed nursing and convalescent cen
ter and will deed to the city the
.‘Street around the eastern side of
the proixTty, said Joe R. Smith,
In another action of the corpor
ation the board of directors elect
ed Dr. John C. McGill to succeed
the late Ward 5 City Commis
sioner O. O. Walker on the board.
Coble To Preach
Begin At 6
Kov. Darrell Coble, pastor of
iiast Side Baptist chuich, will de-
.iver the sermon Sunday morn-
ng at the annual community-
vide Uastcr Sunrise service at
Memorial Park of Mountain Rc^i
'Die tr?.<lliion'il rite will begin
It 6 a.m. In event of rain the
Citizens attending the Sunday
morning Ka.'^ter Sunrise Service
are asked to use the Suber Gate
on Go]d street. All gates will be
open to walking traffic but only I
the Geld street entrance will be !
open for vehicle^• to enter. Cem
etery Supt. Ken Jenkins said . . • * ^ ^
Boy Scouts will distal^ chairman
grams and city police will direct recreatior commis-
Focte Mineral Company has
1 announced a wage increase for
' hourly' employees, ranging from
nine to 13 cents per houi, effec
tive May 6th.
K. R. Goier, manager of the
King.s Mountain Operation, an - ,
nounced the wage increase at
; Friday's general safety meeting,
a barbecue dinner in recognition
of completing three years without
a lost-time accident.
; Also effective May 6th is an
I improvement in the hospitaliza
tion insurance and an increase
in the shift differential prem
iums, two of Foote’s company-
, paid fringe benefits.
In making these announce-
mtuil-. Mr. Goter expressed hi.®
’ appreciation to all employees “for
I yt ui loyalty, good workmanship
: and safety record.”
Safety award buttons and gift
certificates W'ere presented to six
employees for working 15 years
without a lost-time accident. Oth
er employees received 10-year
For Mrs. Hay, 91
APPOINTEE ^ Carl F. Wilson
service will bo cancelled.
It is sponsored by the Greater
(Continifpd On Pnqe Six)
Sion succeeding Richard (Dick)
Maxey who resigned to move to
Asheville. The city board of
commissioners announced the
NAMED — Dx. John C. McGill*
Kings Mountain medical doctor*
has been named to the board
of directors of Kings Mountain
Convolescent and Nursing Cen
ter* Inc. succeeding the late City
Commissioner O. O. Walker.
City Asks For Bids On Street
Improvements; Spangler Again Low
St. Luke s
Now u]Km the first (hty of the
week, ver)f early in the 7nornin(/,
tluy rinne unto the seyiikhre,
hrinf/ing the spires nhUh th(ij
prrparru, and certain others \
^ And they fonnd the stone roll \
cd away from, the scpuhhre.
And they entered in, and found.
not the body of the Lord Jesns.
And it eatne to pros, as they
MT/r much perplexed thereabout,',
behold, two men stood by them \
in shining gatmienfs:
And. as they uvie afraid, and
txnrcd dotni their fates to the
dirfh, they said tnxfo them. Why
seek yc the lioing among the
lie iv not here, but is risen:
r( member how he spake unto you i
when he was yet in Galilee,
Saying, The Son of Man must
be delivered info the hands of sin-
fn! men, and be erurified, and
the third day rise again.
And they I'exnembex'ed his
w<n'ds, and told all these things
unto the eleven, and to all the
rest. (St. Luke 24:1-9)
Annual Cleveland County Safe-
tv Awards dinner will be hold
Friday, April 19th, at 7 p.m. at
(’harlo!^ Dining Room, Shelby.
Frank Crane, North Carolina
Commisslcner of Labor, will pre
sent safety awards to qualifying
f leveland County industries and
usines.ses in recognition of out
standing work in preventing dis-
iibling injuries on the job during
ON HONOR ROLL
The name of Jimmy Sotelo
was inadvertently omitted from
the list of honor roll students
recently released by Kings
Mountain high school and pub
lished in the Herald. Sotelo was
listed on the ’*8” honor roll. He
is son of Mr. and Mrs. James
By MARTIN HARMON
The city accepted bids — but
tabled action — Tuc'-day on a
street improvement project on
Fir.sl Street. j
Spangler & Sons of Shelby was
low bidder, of three. !
Skidmore Construction Com
pany of Belmont was .second.
Neil Hawkins Construction Com
pany cf Gastonia was third.
Non bidding proved better, the
Spangler & Sons have been do
ing eity work at $1.80 per lineal
foot on curb-and-gutler, but bid,
this job at $2.35. j
Spangler & Sons on non bid!
averaged. Mayor John Henry,
Moss said. $22.50 per driveway. |
rather than the $32.50 bid price.
The Mayor obviously defended
the policy of the city, during hlv
and several prior administrations
of non bidding. He read the bids
. (Continued On Page Six)
To Get Holiday
District school pupils will be
gin a long weekend Easter hol
iday Thursday (to<iay) at 1:30
p.m. School bolls will ring on
Tuesday morning for resump
tion of classes.
Easter Monday will be a holi
day for majority of retailers as
most firms will he closed, the
Merchants Association reports.
Funeral services for William
North Harmon, 87. were held
Monday at 4 p.m. from Bethle
hem Baptist church, interment
followii^g in the church ewne-
Mr. Harmon died at 2 p.m
Saturday from injuries ho receiv
ed in a wreck Saturday three
miles south of Kings Mountain
on Highway 161. He was dead
' on arrival at Kings Mountain
hospital, according to State High
w ay Patrolman T. F. Holman.
Trooper Holman said Mrs.
I Nell Camp Harmon, 44, was
iriver of the late-model car in
which Mr. Harmon was a pas
, '?enger. Holman said the auto,
, traveling south, veered off the
ihighvvay to the right and back
j onto the road and across the cen
ter line. He said the Harmon car
i struck a Carolina Freight Car
''ier tj’uck driven by John E.
Holloway. 45. of Mount Holly,
which w-as traveling north at the
time of the collision. After strik
ing the truck, the auto apparent
ly bounced to the left side of the
road w here it came to rest, police
Mrs. Harmon was treated at
Kings Mountain hospital and re
leased. She w-as charged with
driving on the wronj; side of the
road. Her auto was "damaged an
estimated $1,500 and the truck
$300, investigating officers said.
A retired farmer, Mr. Harmon
w’as son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Robert S. Harmon. His wife was
the late Milley Medlin Harmon,
He was a mem be of El 3ethel
Survivors include one son,
Willie Harmon of Kings Moun
tain; one daughtoi. Mrs. lluntei
Jackson of Shelby; one brother,
J. C. Harmon of Durh.im;. four
grandchildren and four great
Rev. E. R. Lynn, assisted hy
Rev. James Graham and Rev,
Clarence McMahan, officiated at
the final rites.
Funeral rites for Mis. Mary
Gardner Hay, 91, w’idovv ol Ar
thur Hay. were held Tuesday at
4 p.m. from First Presbj* tcrian
church, of which she a mem
Mrs. Hay died M*)nday morn
ing at 10:30 a.m. in the Kings
Mountain hospital where slic had
undergone an operation two
weeks ago for removal of her
gall bladder. She was reported
recuperating satisfactorily hut
her condition worsened on Thurs
She was a native of York, S.
Carolina, daughter of the late
John Ross and Louisa Avery
; Lowery Gardner. Her husband,
the late Arthur Hay, who found
ed the Arthur Hay Insurance
Agency, died December 6, 1944.
Mrs. Hay was vice-president of
the company, active in the Col
onel Fi-ederick Hambi ight DAR
and Thursday Aftern(K)n Book
club and in the Presbyterian
She is survived by one daugh
ter, Miss Helen Hay. and one
sister. Miss Maude Gardner, both
of Kings Mountain.
Dr. Paul K. Ausley. her pastor,
officiated at the final rites.
Active pallhearei’s were Ed
Henry Smith. Harry Page, Luth
er Cansler. John Warlick, Bo'o
Maner and George .Moss.
Elders of First Presbyleiian
church were honorary pallbear
The city board of emmmission-
ors Tuesday night set the date for
the fourth annual community
clean up campaign to begin April
The campaign for cominunii\
betterment will continue for six
months and will follmv torniat
of previous campaign.s.
Mayor John II. Mo.ss said Wed
nesday an organizational me«'t-
ing of campaign volunteers will
be called next week.
Co-chairmen of the city’s 1967
drive were Clayvon Kelly and
Mrs. E. W. Griffin. The city won
a certificate of honorable men
tion in the 1967 nationwide beau
To Be Sworn
Ey MARTIN HARMON
Mrs. Maude Rhea Walker will
be .sworn a.s a city commissions
from Ward 5. succeeding her late
husband, at 5:30 Thursday after
The board of city commissioners
unanimously appointed Mrs. Wal
ker Tuesday, on motion of Mayor
Pro Tempore W. S. Biddix, sec
onded by Commissioner Norman
Mrs. Walker said. “I am hon
ored. I did not expect this honor.”
Mrs. Walker will bo the first
woman to serve as a city com
Would Mrs. Walker seek elec
tion in May 1969?
"I don't know what to say
about that. That would depend
on how I get along. . . '
Mrs. Walker is a Kings Moun
tain native, daughter of the late
James and Lenora Dover Rhea.
She refu.ses to talk about hei
ago but admits to being a mem
ber of the Senior Citizens club,
and the American Legion Auxi
liary from World War I.
.Mrs. Walker Is a Democrat.
She has a daughter. Mrs. F. A.
McDaniel. Jr., and a grand-dau
ghter. Miss Cheryl McDaniel.
WINS SCHOLARSHIP ^ Danny
Dyke of Kings Mountain has
won a William A. Whitaker
scholarship to the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
A Kings Mountain native has
been named one of 2.5 winners of
the distinguished William A.
Whitaker Scholarship for study
at the University of North Caro
lina at Chapel Hill, Director ol
Student Aid William M. Geer an
First in his class at Kin^s
Mountain high school. Joseph
Daniel Dyke is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Elbert J. Dyke Jr. of
Kings Mountain. He plans to ma
jor in chemistry at UNC to pur
sue a career as a chemist or
lie is active in high school in
the National Honor Society, the
Scieiwt*. Latin and Radio clubs,
and on the yearbook staff. In
1965 he won the Highest Schol
astic Av(»rage in high school and
also tli(' highest science average
Fi addition ho has attended the
Goveinor’s School, the National
.•science Foundation Institute, and
has won the N.E.D.T. Achieve
The awards, renewable each
.vear subject to high academic
st.iirling. wore established by a
hc'tursi of tile late William A. ,
Wliitaker of Winston-Salem and
A IMH l'.\C graduate. Whita
ker left his alma m.itcr Sl.7.50.000
in 1960 with the stipulation that
part of the money's income be
us<*d for scholarships bearing his
name. Parts of th(* bequest are
also used for acquisition of art
(Ciaifiaiad on Page Sixf
Auction Dollar Days, a tra^,
promotion of the Kings Mountaii.
Merchants Association, wall offi
cially open W’ednesday.
Plans for the city-wide promo
tion were announced this week
by Jim Yarbro, vice-president of
the retailer group and chairman
of the promotion.
Other members of the steering
committee are Wilson Griffin,
John McGinnis, Bill Fulton and
Customers will accumulate their
■‘auction dollars” through pur
chases made with the participat
ing firms, explained Mr. Yarbro,
and this “money” w’ill be used to
bid on many valuable articles of
merchandise at public auction
Saturday. April 27th. at 6 p.m. al
the parking lot at the corner of
Cherokee and Mountain streets.
Auction gifts will be on isplay
in the office of the Industrial
Association of Kings Mountain
Auction dollars will be given,
dollar - for - dollar, up to $100
purchased, by the local mer
chants and those “dollars" will
be used in buying the prizes to
be auctioned off, Y'arbro con
“The Amazing Mr. Bradbury”,
bilknl as one of the world’s
“greatest illusionists and compar
ed with magicians of note — Hou-
dini, Thurston and Blackstone”,
will be auctioneer and his troupe
of entertainers will be present
for the auction show, finale of
the lO-day sales promotion.
“Shoppers are asKed to look for
the identifying red stickers on
the doors of merchants and take
advantage of the big sales event,”
Mrs. Harper, Bob Scolt Here On Thursday
SCOUTS TAKE CAREER WEEKEND — Senior Gill Scouts from Troop 200 of Kings Mountain and
Troop 140 of Belmont investigated, health careeis for women at the University of North CaroLnr*
Chapel Hill. Saturday. The 18 Senlox Scouts left Kings Mountain Friday afternoon and returned to
their homes Sunday night The Girl Scouts toured the School of Pharmacy, the School of Mcd*c>ne
and North Caroline Memorial hospital. Deans* professors ond students from UNC talked with t/?
girls. The trip also Included o tour of the UNC cempus including a visit to the Delta Delto Delta
sorority house. From left to right in the photogroph* Brenda Goforth* Susan Goforth. Lynn Harmon*
and Linda Pearson. Others from Troop 200 who irade the trip were Jane Yates* Linda Falls* Suzanne
Amos* Frances McGill* Ann Baird and Libby Trott. Leader of the Senior Troop from Kirjs Moun
tain is Mrs. Charles Blanton. (Photo by Isaac Alexander)
Mrs. James B. Harper of South-
port, candidate for the Democra
tic nomination for Lieutenant
Governor of North Carolina, will
bring her campaign to Kings
Mrs. Harper will speak to two
Kings Mountain civic dubs on
Thursday (today) and to a Shel
by club on Friday. She will b<*
guest of the Kings Mountain Ro
tary club for their noon meeting
today at the Country Club and
will be guest of the Kiwanis club
at their 6:45 p.m. meeting at the
Woman's club tonight.
Friday at noon Mrs. Harper
will sp:*ak to the Noon Rotary
club at their meeting in Shelby.
While visiting in the county.
Mrs. Harper will be house-guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Mauney.
Both Mrs. Mauney and Mrs. Ha
per are past presidents of Ihej
fCoiUinitcti On Page Six)
MRS. MARGARET HARPER
ROBERT W. (BOB) SCOTT
Lieutenant Governor Bob Scott
and Mrs. Scott will make an of
ficial visit to Cleveland County
on Thursday, April 11. w’hen they
will spend the day in Shelby and
in the wunty prior to the Bob
Scott rally at Shelby City Park.
The rally will climax the gub
ernatorial candidate's day-long
SCOTT HERE THURSDAY
Robert W. (Bob) Scott will he
in Kings Mountain at City Hall
Thursday (today) trom 2:40 un
til 3 p.m. in his campaign for
the Democratic gubernatorial
visits in the city .md to most of
the county’s precincts. Scheduled
to arrive at city park at 6 p.m..
he will gn*et the public there
prior to making a major address
following a free barbecue sup-
(Conlinutd On Pagt Six)