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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, January 16, 1969, Image 1

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1969 «) :Y inical on of ey of has L Air (land in 11 e Air sti^m, lunity icilUi’ ctj» of ios to Shol- irthat I Mrs. TOViiV, :iL ^rand L was I New ? pre- n EXi- norica Ie^r<H» nteht.s . The ouncil 'loblips le eX' ent of le fra* n the [lopted II Ses- )f the fed to Shrine ited at p. Chi- xl id odlt ron^ iieoi rour lAid buy lint rtdS uitU r oji ^ork Ell th *) lo Population Greater Kings Mountain 21,914 City Limits (1966 Census) 8,256 City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9300 TiM Gr«citer King* Mountdo figur* U dertvtd from tho •ptciol Uolted Stm«s Bureau of the Census report o January 1966. aire includes the H,990 population o Humber 4 Township, and the remolning 1.124 Iron NumtMr 5 Township. In Cleveland County and Crowdoi* Uountda Township In Gaston County* Jf ^ i VOL 81 No. 3 Established 1889 Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, January 16, 1969 Pages Today Seventy-Ninth Year PRICE TEN CENTS Fund Drive Will Be Conducted To Equip Civic Center PRESIDENT — John McGinnis has been elected president of the Kings Mountain Merchonts Association for the coming year. Retailers Tap John McGinnis Jolin McGinnis, parlncr in Ginnis Dcparlmcnt Slorc, ha.-* boon olcctod president of tho Kind's Mountain Moichants As sociation for the comin^» year. Mr. McGinnis will succeed John Cheshire, Patterson Oil Com pany executive. A Kin<s Mountain native. Mr. McGinnis is a son of Mr. and Beautification Grant oi S10.896 Sought By City The city commission Tcos.lay nigiil formally filed applfcation with I'he U. S. Department of Housing and Url>an Development fora $10,896 urban boautificalion giant with malchini^ inkind con tributions from the city to take care of rhe city’s cost in the project. Elaborating on the project,! Mayor John IT. .Moss said beauti- I fication would involve the new I community center, residential j I areas, and also the Davidson and; I D<-*al street Park aieas, Mountain' I Rest cemetery, street signs, en-j I Imnccs to the city, the water! ! reservoir area, tlie library ami ■ City Hail. , | The uiban renewal program, Ik* said, would involve some beau tification, including hedges and planters to partially hide the railroad tracks thiough the cen tral business distri(‘t. In conjunction with this pha.se of the boaulifreation project the; mayor announced another meet ing of the K 'W ^ , > MANAGER — Clinton P. Rankin. Jr. of Wilson has joined First Union National Bank as man ager of the Installment Loan De partment. Clinton Rankin Jl loins First Union Harold Rites Businessman Dies Instantly In Accident I Funeral services for Harold^ I Dentist Crawford, .^9. were con- dUctcKl Saturday afternoon from 1 Kings .Mountain Bai)tisl chuich. i Mr. Crawford <lif‘d as a result ! of chest injuries receiverl in a wreck on L'S 71 west m'ar Royal Motel, wlicn .Mr. (’lawford’s pick-, up truck struck a dump truck ofj Kings Mountain .Silica, Inc. Driv-i er of th<» Silica fii'm’.s truck was; David IpTndon. ;, Mr*. Ci’awtoid was en route to'j work at Norris Packing Com pany, Shelby, wher-e li(» had been I shipping clerk for the past year. A former King.s Mountain gro-, cel*, ho had Ix'cn a parTnt'r withi 7, . , I $79,008 Needed: trawtord|c»"j™«f Will Be Named Conducted Clinton P. Rankin. Jr., Gas- f safety com- tonia native, has joined First his’i)rolhcr in CraiAford’s' .Mai*-I mittee for Monday morning at Union National Bank here as in- hot until that firm was liquiiai 10.30 in City Hall courtroom to stallmcnt loan manager. ed. He had subserii entl, r>pcrat-i study traff.c flow and safety and * . L^roccr v his own I a proposed parking plan to add Meantime, L. E. Hinnant, vice- m,-V.-awford was a cirirter' 69 parking places in the down- president, announced promotion rnember of Kings Mountain Ban- town area and Ijoactification a- cf .Mrs. Etha H. Humgardner m ther h had setxel as char Ml'S. Paul H. McGinnis. He is I"”!? railway. Maps of this installment loan interviewer. of'the hoard cf deacons and phase of the i)roject were on di.s- Rankin will also aid Mr. Hinnant «.«hool suo-rintendent play for study by the commission.; in — work and public Joe Lane,, director of the Ue-, relations duties. • jj veteran, deve opment Commission com-| attendee! the Uni- He was a son of tho late Will- men c on ho progiam. versity of North Carolina )CH) iam Joseph and Vennio Litliejohn' married and father o-f a dau.gh- ler. Oth<‘r n(w oflic'<-r of tlie retail ers group for the coming y(*«ar will be Larry Hamrick, insurance- man, associate of C. E. Warlick Insurance Age ncy. INDUCTED — Peter J. Hauser. Senior student at North Caiolina State University, has been in ducted into membership by Phi Kc|^ Phi. notional honor so ciety. Phi Kappa Phi Taps Hauser The city commission T'oc.-'day night auiliori/.od Mayor John ' Ilcniy .Moss to aji-iKiini a coinmit- . tee to head up a pu’oli.- subscrip- • tion drive for $79,00') to etjuip ' liie new c{)nimuni'y (-ivic center i on Cleveland Av(*nue. Completion dale for liii' center ; is laj’ elcd for the* first week in , .•^cptembt'r. said Bc/o Williams of ' J. L. Williams and .Associate.^, aichltfcts for the project, wIkj reportefi woi k on the facilit\ *‘on sihedule.'’ I’ un<ls raised will provide much- ■ n<*eded (.qulpmeni for the ncigh- horhoo.I facility. iiuTuding kitcli- ('ll eriuipmeni, roll-away hleacli- ('rs for 2.(K)h ^‘pcctators, liasket- hall backstops atid fold away par titions. The.se items wore deleted’ ■ when tile (ontracis wert* awarded because of lack of fun<ls at lliat lime. Total cost (jf th(* facility is $H2,()(K) without the* etjuipmtmt. in. hiding a .So')2,(i,M) fedei al grant, a ShKt.Ono city appropriation and $-10,090 plus from the Kings Mountain Housing .Authority. . Adding the .$78,000 for oiiuipment, ' th(‘ total cost would api)ro.\imate $.■320.6^. William.^ gave the cost figures in pointing also to advantages of th<‘ ni-w ceiit<‘r whicii could pro vide day-c:iie for 1.70 children during one shill <'ach day and seat more than 2.000 pt'ople in the gym area. Thi.s, and othei .servk(*s sucli as in recreation, health, meeting and hanqiad i- □ 20^ liL “As the New Year unfolds we find there is a beginning of an-1 . Peter J. Hauser, senior student spi ciator sports acti- and Atlantic Christian college. Crawford. at North Cai-olina State Clivers- , nil Ue spent two years with Pruden- Surviving are his wife. Virginia by at Raleigh, has been inducted ainact .a.\v mdustr.w Am The new directors for 1969 arc other nature on the local 8cene - insurance Company and 3ird Crawford, twit sons. William into membership by Phi Kappa David Plonk of Plonk Oil Com- office in the First Union Union at the Wil- Bird Crawford and Harold D. Plti National Honor Societj pany; Bill Grissom of Ben T. Go- ^.^tional bank the stall ot the branch for the past two CrawTord. Jr., a <UugiUer, Mar- vecognizing outstanding scholar- forth Plumbing; J. T. McGinnis, ^Redevelopment _ Jano. a-^jH-other,.,^!^ *nd exetUent ghaiaeter. r. of Victory Chevrolet Com- a* ifiny; James Lybrand of Kings steps in our ne^ve.st urban *’^tiew- , joined Kings pie space on ihi' hmiom floor of the contei- could a(commodat<* l.Th children during one shift ca^.h day. said \Williains. The mayor and all roiTimissfnri-^' .Mountain Country Club. He is marricvl. They have tiwo children. Study Course At KM Hospital A study couivse on eaiclio-pul monary re.suscitation has been at Kings Barrett Rites Are Conducted ^fountain pffico Supply & Equip- project revitalization of the ment Company; and ’Tilly Luns- central Business district to at- ford of StercTu Bmlhers Furni- increased retail trade. “Urban Renewal is a local pro- Hold-over directors are Larrv locally conceived, locally Morrow of Bclk’s Department planned and locally executed Store. Howard Lutz of Kings a unitpie partnership be- Mountain Dr.'.g Companv and Lt'c tween l(n*al government, pri\ato Mvinlivre of First-Citizens Bank <*ntcrprisc, the citizens and the & Trust Company ' Federal Government. Consequenf- Mrs. Luther JoV, secretary to V* the project is a community un- the association, .said first meet- <lertaking ami of direct ronerrn Ing of the group is slated for every citizen of Kings .Moun- this week at whidi time the 196S taih. report will be pres<*ntod and The Ked<‘\elopinenl Commis- underway this w’oek plan.s for th<‘ new* year will be ii<'ade(l hy .its cliaiiman, Mountain hospital, made. Carl F. Mauney. is the .guiding Dr. Sam Robinson has been force behind our Uiban Renewal serving as Iccfjrer, training films o'forts. This Commission was es- have been used, along with a tablished hy Mavor Moss and the, IFfe-size mannikin named "Resus- City Board of Commissioners iiV ci-Anne^’. order to study Urban Rene^val, Taking tho course have been problems and consists of Com-! staff nurses, other . ^ , missioners William Herndon,' members of the Kings Mountain Funera] rites for Forrest S. Tliomas A. Tate, John O. Plonk. !bia)i school health careers club, Bairelt, 38, Kings Mountain na- jj-^ y^d Charles Alexander. ! firemen policemen and members live, were held Wednesday after- -private enterprise in the Ur- noon at 2 o'clock from the Chapel Renewal team is represented tain rescue squads, of Harris F'uneral Home. py Barbour-Cooiier Associates’-of! The course continues through The Rev. D. B. .Aklerman, pas- Asheville, the planning consult- f'rida.v night, tor of Central Methodist church, g^ts in development of the plan! External cardiac massage and ol'ficialed at the final rites, and. pj^}^ iq pre.senbHl to the mouth • to - mouth resusdtation Interment was in .Mountain Rest R<'<iowlopment (Commission and have been stressed, cemetery. Citizens of Kings Mountain, ■.Mr. Barrett died suddenly in for final approval. ! Mon.‘;omery. Alabama after suf- “Tlie Department of Housing fering a cerebral hemorrhage, y^d Urban Development has a- I He was employed as a salesman. to advanet' $1()9.470.(X) to j He was a son of tlie late M. finame survey and phinning acti- tiid .Mrs. Francis C. Barrett ol reserved $892,060 Kings Mountain. > for proieci e.xecution. The over- Surviving are Iris son, Frankiall projnd expenditure will b<*: S. Barrett, cf Mesquite, Texas; ultimately shared, with the citv Iris twin brother, Horace Barrett j contributing 25'; of the cost, of Kings .Mountain; -and his sis- Coutinuvd On Page Sir ter, Mrs. Clarence L. Jolly, Sr. of Kings Mo.’ntain. ' Baptists Begin Bible Study A Bible Study on Isaiah will feature vesper services beginning Sunday and mid-week prayer .services lieginning Wednesday ati Kings Mountain Baptist church. The vesper study will be for all departments of the cliiurch from 5:30 until 6:15 p.m. on Sundays. The mid-week study for all de partments of the chuirh will bo held from 7:30 until 8:15 p.m. on! Wednesdays. Rt‘v. James M. Wilder, pastor.' will load bhe study of Isaiah for adults, youth and inteiTnediatcs. Miss Linda Roberts will lead the Juniors tn the study of “Rcrore^ Jesus Came”. Mrs. bd<Tl Renton will IcaJ the Primaries in “The Story cf Joseph”: Mrs. M .L.I| Williams will lead the Beginners in “Helping Others Lesarn About ^fe.sus” and Mrs. Kyle Smith will V'ad the nursery students in the Rudy, ‘'My Family/* i express, d confidence that Wilson Mr. Rankin has J- Wilson CrawTovd, and a sister. This is the highest academic a- an activ'e Javcce He has Airs. Harold C^g-^ins. All are of waid any student can receive at ,*. » i j- j an ariivo ja>xco. llo ha.s grandohil- North Carolina State University. would support the fund dren survive. Hauser’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. i\o be, aiise nl the vcihaiiliij ol The final rites were cojuiucted Jack Hauser, went to Raleigh for hy the pastor. Rev. James Wild- induction ceremony, or and interment was in Moun- '^’he .standards for Phi Kappa lain Rest cemetery. Plh are comparable to thosi^ of Pallbearers were Alvin Bridges. Fhi Beta Kappa except that they of ShcTby, Eugene RolxTts, W. T- In the field of sciences whero- Woir, Odell Benton, Thomas A. Phi Beta Kappa are in the field of liberal arts. The Kings Mountain student rlans to attend graduate school following graduation. •Tate, and Dr. D. F. Hord. Sandra Wilson. 11 Return^ To Duke Sandra Wilson, 11 - year - old Kings Mountain student, has re entered Duke Hospital at Dur ham for treatment expected to Mrs, Plonk s Father Passes th(‘ new center ami its capability of provlflifig sornt' .service to e\ciy citiz< n. Earlier the mayor had praised the city rcTication program and its leaders, *1 claim our pm.iram is th(* bt‘st» program for a city our size in the Southeast.” The mayor recognized Carl Wil son, chairman of the city recrea tion commi.ssion, wlio outlined an ambitious program for tlu* new year, listing buhbic-top swimming pools foi y(*ar-round swimming and miniature golf courses as luigets. Mr. Wilson said that •Frank Hinson of Charlotte, archi- ms^ ONE BEDROOM UNIT FOR ELDERLY — Pictured are lloor plan ond architect's drowing of exterior appearance of one-bedroom units for elderly persons which will be built by Kings Mountain Public Housing Authority. Rentol applications will be accepted beginning Februory 1. PH A Will Invite Rent Applieations Elderly Units Seminary Course Is Offered Here The Seminary Extension De- parlnicni of tho Southern Baptist Convention will offer a course in Old Testament to intcrcst(*d per sons in Cleveland County, for college or seminary credit. Are Designed For Safety King.s Mountain Public Hous ing Authority, Inc., will begin ac cepting rental applications begin ning February 1. will be the in- rc{|uiro two montiis hospitaliza- ^ tret, is preparing plans for the tion. I’uneial rites for H. 0.1 liomas- plans shouli lie Sandra is afflicted with a rare son. S2, of Greenville. .S. C., fa- completed by Mau-h 1 so con- rmiilovrc'; the muscles and has tbor of Mrs. William Lawrence str.jction can begin on the plas- Cost for the course will Ix' . hcen undergoing extensive treat-:5Monk_ of Kings Mountain, were top in order to have it $7.00, wirich will cover the text- The classes will meet in First Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, each Tue.sday evening for nine ^ clerk will lx‘ available at wcx.‘ks,^ beginning January 26tlb Qj*y j.jall each Saturday morning from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The R^''-jfrom 9 until noon. .Mann, minister of First' Baptist church, structor. ment and observation recently at held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. from Duke. She is a patient in fhtiom Greenville's Buncombe .Street f ^ ,, 1424, Howland, Duke Hospital.I Alotlmdist churji o: wirich lie Durham. N. C. ! was a nK mluT. She makes her home with her| Interment was in Greemille grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mar-, cemetery. tin L. Wilson, Sr. of Kings .Moun- .Mr. Thomasson died o'f an ap- tain. Sandra is dau :hter oj Mar- parent heart attack Sunday morn- tin L. Wilson, Jr. and Mrs. Nan-i ing wiiilc on a vacation trip wiJh SIDEWALK PROGRESSING J. Pat Spangler, executive of Spangler Concrete Company, reporting on progress of side walk work at the high schotl, a Kiwanis project, said "We’ll he pouring the Phifer Road sidewalk in a few days." Mr. Spangler’s report was made at a I'ocent meeting of the civic club. cy Jo WMlson. PRESBYTERIAN Dr. Paul Ausley will use the SCI mon topic, "Thirsty For God”, at Sunday morning wor ship services at First Presby terian church. his wife in Jacksoiivill(\ Fla. He suffered the attack while eating in a restaurant. Besides his wife and his dnugh- ter here, Mr. T^iomasson is sur vive! by a son, B. O. Thomasson, Jr. and a daughter, Mrs. Bill Dal ton. both of Greenville, S. ('. type top in order C<>nthuic<i On Page Six Friday Holiday In Area Schools Friday will be a stud(*nt lioli- day in the Kings Mountain school district. Teachers will p^irticijiatc in a faculty workshop. Superintendent Donald Jones said purpose of the workshop is vwo-fnld: 1) evaluation of the work of the first semester and 2» planning the work of the s<‘cond semester. • H. W. Gamble, 93, Appreciates Invitation To Nixon Inauguration NOTES BIRTHDAY H. W. Gamble celebrated his 93rd birthdoy Sunday. H. W'. Gamble, life long Repul) hcan who celebrated his 93rd birthday Sunda-i. said Iris best birthday gift was invitation to at-| tend the inau. uration o,:' Presi-j dcnI-Elect Richard M. Nixon. l Mr. Gamble says he won’t be able to attend. I He (*elrhraled his birlhday Sun day with a family dinner with; his children and grandchildren' the felhivvship hall of El Bet hell United Methodist church. ' A native of Cleveland County anrl one cf Kings Mountain’s sen I ior citizt'iis. .Mr. Gamble is son! I of the late Sarali Harmon Gam- bl(» and AnJrew Jackson Gamble. I He was born January 11, 1876. Relatives from Kings Moun tain, Alabama, Charlotte, Hick-, ory and Shelhc spent liie day with Mr. Gamble. Chllflren of Mr. Gamble are sons Howard of Mofl)ile, Ala..'Ped' of Kings Mountain and Warren i Cundnued On Page Six > K1N4^ MQVmmmi »£L0W The dwellings are expected to be ready for occ*upanc>' by Sept ember. Tliomas W. Harper, e.xe- cutive director said. Units for the elderly, most of them onc-bedroom fas pictured Admission is open to ihc public, ahovc) will be available to cou- Call the church office for regis- Pit's with annual income of less ! than S3.tXX), with the added stip ulation that one member must be at least 62 years of age. These units will be constructed in the Ridge stroet-Dilling street area. This area was chosen for two primai'x’ reasons: nearness to uptown shopping area and to the new neighborhood facilities .A frame house on Waters street building, which will house vari- A as gutted hy fire about 4:30 social service agencies, p.m. Monday, city firemen re-, units are designed to make ported. living convenient and safe for el- First Capt. C. D. Ware said the! derly people. Cabinets and stor- home was one of the oldest struc- age shelving ai*e lower than nor- tures in tho city and was occupied^ mal, generally at mid-wall level by two Negro families. He said'rather than going to tho ceiling, no one apparently was at home, All bathrooms are designed with when the fire started and added safety devices to decrease chanct» that the cause of the fire has not of falls. Cooking stoves will be been determined. The home was! electric and walks and steps will , damaged beyond rei)air, he ad<l- ho laid out with safety as the cfl. prime consideration. hooks and syllabus. Admis Call the tration. Frame House Gutted By Fire WIL5ER, KENDRICK , WORKMAN i WARREM, ARCHITECT6 - ENGINEERS, CHARLOTTE PROJECTED NEW HOME OF KINGS MOUNTAIN SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION This is the orchitect's projection of the new Kings Mountain Savings & Loan rsssociation building to hi- con structed at the northwest corner of S. Cansler ond W. Mountoin streets. The firm hopes to receive bids in February. Cost estimate is S200.000* Tony Anthony Will Be Speaker For laycee Awards Night Banquet William A. "Tony” Anthony. Award to tho outstanding young .\ inrinistialive National Director man of 196S will follow the din- of tlio .North Carolina Jayceos. ner and addros.s by Anthony. The Will l)c the principal speaker at awaid winner will bo entered in tlu* Jayccos’ 15th Annual Distiiv the North Carolina State Con- guisluxl .Service Award aiul Boss- test. All state winners will be on es' Night Banciuot Tuesday night, teied in the national competition .Mr. Anthony, president of the which annually choo.scs America’s Gastonia Jaycees in 1965-66, at- ten outstanding young men. K-ided Wake Forest and Erskine Jayeve Pi’osident Joe Snjith v'olle.gcs, graduating from Er- will preside at the Ixnuiuet and <kine with an A.B. Degree. H^ will introliuH* Mr. Anthony, past joined the Gastonia Jaycees in I).8.A. winm*r Charles Blanton lt)62 and served as a director, will pre.scnt tho D.S.A. to the vice-president and j)residont. He 1968 Young M in of the Year, .served tlu* state organization as Jaycees will have their employ- vi,e-president. National Director ers as sp<\‘ial guests, ind currently as Administrative For the first year the Jaycees .National Director. He hajs serv- will also honor the Boss of the ed Gastonia and Gaston County Y(*ar as named by Jayews a'Ki in numerous civic capacities . the' Outstanding Educator of the I ITcscututiun of the Juycvcs’ Year as voted b> Ja.wecs.

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