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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, January 30, 1969, Image 1

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0 0) For aig 9 Population Greater Kings Mountain 21.914 City Limits ~~ (1966 Census) 8,256 City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9300 The Greater Kings Mountain figure is dernived from the special United States Bureau of the Census report © January 1966, and includes the 14,990 population © Number 4 Township, and the remaining 6,124 from Number 5 Township, in Cleveland County and Crowder’ Mountain Township in Gaston County, - VOL. Bl No. 5 | erty required is in hand oi | legal opinion that property cither | is in hand or cbtainable. OPERATION PROJECT PEACEFUL — Members of Senior Girl Scout Troop 200 are participating in Operation Project Peaceful te aid war orphans in Saigon. The local troop learned of the project from o newsletter from the Chaplain of the 34th General Support Group in Vietnam which the Scouts aided at Christmas with Christmas packages. The newsletter was included with thank you cards and letters from the men of HQ and HQ Company 34. From left to right in the photo, Senior Scouts Susan Goforth, Susan Fite, Ann Baird and Suzanne Amos gather boxes to be placed in local grocery stores for needed food items. (Photo by Isaac Alex- ander). Project Peaceful Girl Scouts |e Ni Have Project For Orphans Operation Projéct Peaceful to help war orphans in Sai on is un- derway by Senior- Girl Scout be 9 Troop 200. 4 Kings Mountain area citize ink are invited to help the Girl Scouts assemble the needed food items § and they are encouraging food- shoppers to buy a can and leave a; can in properly marked boxes in local grocery stores. Susan Goforth, project chair. man, said project deadline is § February 10th. She suggested these needed jtems: soap, dried or dehydrated foods such as rice, instant potatoes, dried prunes, raisins, apricots, macaroni, spa-| ghetti, powdered milk and other WINS Blackwell, Kings Mountain na- PROMOTION — Dean’ tive, has been promoted to | | | | | | | i | street | 605 Alexander street. dried foods. Miss Goforth said the learned of the need via a news: letter from the 34th General Sup- port Group of American service- men stationed there. The Girl Scouts sent Christmas gifts to rvicemen in Vietnam. and learn- of the orphanage project hich the 34th Unit ‘s sponsoring. A chaplain from Kings Mountain, Lt. Col. Bob Cox, helped distri: bute the Girl Scout packages to the servicemen and the 34th Gen- eral Support Group Chaplain R. H. Hawn wrote the local girls a thank you letter and sent a newsletter from the 34th Unit whieh also thanked the Kings Mountain Baptist church for their gifts at Christmas. troop Chaplain Cox said the 34th Unit has been helpiny the Hoa Bink Orphanage in Saigon by drilling a well, rebuilding a cha- pel and cleaning and clearing after bombs destroyed part of it last May. They have, with the help of U. S. groups, provided clothing, food and toys for these orphans. Miss Goforth said several local men are stationed with men of headquarters Company 34th Group. She said the men of Headquar- ters Co. 31 restored the orphan- age chapel at cost of $1336, funds sopplied by the soldiers and U. S. citizens. She sail the new chapel was dedicated on Christmas Eve. {} M Goforth said that one ol ‘the U. S. servicemen from Milton, West Virginia, collected 1800 pounds of clothing, toys and food while on leave. The charlain's of- ce served as a clearing point » over four tons of items for phans and for wounded men (Continued on Page Eight) " manager of the Clover branch bank of Southern Bank and Trust Company. Bank Promotes Dean Blackwell Dean Blackwell, Kings Moun-| tain native, has been promoted to manager of the Clover branch of Southern Bank and Trust Com- pany. Mr Rlackwell, assistant president, had been serving as ass sistant bank manager in Clover. tie joined Southern Bank and Trust Company in November 1965 and one month later was trans-| ferred to Clover. Prior to joining! Southern, he had six years exper- ience with Peoples National Bank in Greenville. He attended Furman Univers. ity and the University of Ala bama and has completed the South Carolina Bankerg Schoo] at the University of South Carolina! and banking courses American Institute of and Dun & Bradstreet, A veteran of the USAF, he is a member of the Clover Lions club and the church. A Packmaster for Clover Cub Scouts, he is a former Jay- ree, was active in the Clover with the Banking) United Fund and the York Coun-| ty Heart Association. He is son of the late Blackwell of Kings Mountain and Mrs. Novella Blackwell Daven: port of Piedmont, S. C. He is grandson of Mr. and Mrs, George Shipman and nephew = of Mrs. Evans Greene and Mrs. Virgie Blackwell, all of Kings Mountain. His wife is the former Ann Mc- Clellan of Greenville. They are parents of a daughter, Elizabeth, vice- | Clover Preshyterian| Bri~ht Established 1859 Low Bids Are Approved By Commission . The city board of commission- ers Tuesday night, as anticipated, accepted low bids on the Buffalo Creek water project totaling $2,- 18., 757.70. Contracts were ordered subject tc concurrence of the Department of Housing and Urban pevelop- ment which made a $450,000 grant 101 the water project. Mayor John Henry Moss said {+ Low bidders were: Section I (dam. four-mitlior i gallon treatment plant, pump sta- | ions, flood control to protect | Dover Mill, etc.) Gillespie Con- | struetion Company, Anderson, S. lc, $1,546,012. | Section II (water lines) Ray D. | | Lowder Construction ey} | Albemarle, $661,298.20. | Section lil (million gallon =tee | storage tank at treatment plant) | Richmond Engineering Company, | Richmond, Va., $51, AST, | Section IV (improvements to {SR 2044) Neal Hawkins Construc- Jon Company, Kings Mountain and Gastonia, $153,832.50) «- | Section V (plumbing) Ben Tq Goforth, Kings Mountain, $2,748. | Bryant Gastonia, | Section VI (electrical) i Electric Company, | 441.20 and Grace street. 2) of Charles and Mary Canipe from residential to neighborhood busi- ness designation of their lot at 3) Referred to the zoning board | request of Ralph and Roger Con- nor of lot at intersection of Bat- Heground avenue and Wells | street from residential to general Rig designation. 4) Referred to the zoning board | equ of Lester D. Roark, op- | tionee, of lot on south side of Slater street from residential to { general business designation. Local Firm Reelects Officers | Officers and directors were re- | the tederal agency when all prop- | on | S79,- | Approved re-zoning request | | Mrs. AS TRC rie win iu Water Project Bids Accepted Richard Franks, Kings Mountain senior student ai the University of Chattanoo- ga. has received the Bill Barker Memoricl Scholarship at the university. Franks Wins Scholarship The award goeg to a man stu- dent who is a member of Pi Kap brothers established the scholar- ship in 19538 in his memory. 2) | WINNER | | | Home S & L Assets Tep ‘Ten Million Home Savings & Loan tion assets topped the $10 miilion dollar associa 11.37 percent or $1,084,137. Other highlights of the report of Thomas A. Tate, xceutive vice-president at Tuesda,’'s an nual shareholder meeting were: Savings increased $2 1°18, ol 11.5 percent to $9, 342 3. Loans increased ! 031,251, or 11.1 percent to $9,284,891 Earnings for the year totaled $461,078 distributed a. follows: federal insurance reserve $35,214, dividends $403,901, adied to un- divided profits $21,870. The association made 307 Joans durizxr the year, 51 for new con- struction, 83 for purchases and 113 for refinancing. The shareholders re-elected di rectors, including R. S. Plonk, of Bessemer City, A. H. Patterson, I. G. Patterson, Jack H. White, J Thomson, Thomas A. Tate, B. 3 Ratterree, Charles D. Blan { ton and Dr. Paul E. Hendricks. Officers anid employees are J H. Thomson, president; A. H. Patterson and B. D. Ratterree vice-presidents; Thomas A. Tate executive vice-president and sec retary; Mrs. Emily A. Herndon, secretary; Jacob A. Dixon, Besse- mer City branch manager, 3 secre- Frances Rebecca Naney S. Scism, assistant tary-reasufer; and Mrs. O. Herndon, Mrs. | : 2% 3p . eon pprs i Richard Franks, <ings Moun: Broome, Mrs. Doris Howze and | tain senior student at the Unt Mrs. Bonnie Bridges, tellers. tain senior student a he Uni “0” association legal staff in- | versity of Chattanooga, has re- cludes George B. Thomasson, | eived. the current Bill Barker Davis & White, Garland, Alala, | Merorinl Scholarship af Thelaenradiey & Gray, Mls ta | versity. Continued on “Page Eight Mother's March In other actions, the commis. | Pa Alpha fraternity. and who T u sion: j ranks high in grades, service and § hursday Night 1) Adopted assessment roll on| leadership. The larship is improvements to Fairview street, | £iven in memory of Bill Barker, Kings Mountain Junior Wom- Phillips drive, James street, Ben-| @ student who died during a an's cl.b members will conduct nett drive, Clay street, Cherokee | heart operation. His fraternity|the annual Mother's March on 2irth Defects Thursday (tonight) from 7 until] 9 p.m. Members of the women’s or- Franks, a native of Kings es 2 I Mocntain, is also a member of Sanization, and all others who Phi Eta ma national honorary Would like to assist in the house- scholastic fr aternity., the Circle to-house canvass, will gather at K service organization and the, the Woman's club at 7 for street campus Engineer's \ club. Two assignments. | Li i years ago he received the Paul Citizens who wish {to contri- Curtis. Jr. Engineering award as bute to the drive are asked to the freshman en:ineering major olastic in vice president, He his Mrs. 3618 32nd achieving the highest average. He ‘has also his fraternity as pledge trainer and secretary. lives in Chattanooga with aunt and uncle, Mr. and Reese B. Thomas, at Street. served His grandparents are Mr. tain. Hig parents are tis Lingerfelt of elected at the annual meeting of Tennessee. City. School Elections May 13; Incumbents Expected To Re-run | Kings Mountain Business Devel- | opment, Inc, last Friday. They are Ty Wilson Crawford, | president ; Fred W. Plonk; vice- | president; Thomas A. Tate, sec-| retary - treasurer. The officers, [Gee E. Brides, John Warlick and Bob Maner constitute the! board of directors. Report for the year ending De- § cember 31 showed the firm's net assets at $33,678. Stock outstand- ing has a par value of $22,819, Principal activity during the | year was a collateral pledge of : $16,000 on a loan to Carpet In- dustries, Inc. | Bloodbank Asks Donors For Vickie The Red Cross bloodmobile will return to Kingg Mountain for a one-day visit on Febru: ary 10th. The bloodbank is an emer- gency visit for at least one heart patient in the area. Young Vickie Williams, six, undergoes open heart surgery on February 11th. Twenty pints of whole blood is required for needed to give blood for Vickie at the bloodmobile. A “blue baby” at birth, Vie- kie weighs only 30 pounds. She is lgeight, cheerful, likes to at- tend Sunday School at Bethle- hem Baptist church. Suffering from three heart defects, she tires easily. She is the daugh- ter of Mrs, Minnie Williams of the Bethlehem community and the late M. W. Williams. the operation and donors are | TOP AIRMAN — A/IC James L. Medlin was recently present- ed the wing airman of the quar- ter award by Col. Paul A. Jones. commender of the 3800th Air Base Wing. Airman Medlin is son of Mrs. James H. Medlin ond the late Mr. Medlin. He is married to the former Mary Wright of Kings Mountain. The wing award carries with it a cash bonus, three day passes and reserved parking privileges at the enlisted clubs. and J. B. Franks of Kings Moun- William Franks of Belmont and Mrs. Cur- Chattanooga, ' leave their porch lights burnine. Miss Mary Alice McDaniel is Junior club chairman of the Mother's Maych. In other March of Dimes cam- paign activities of the Junior club this week over $700 was col- lected via a campaign for funds in the elementary schools. Mrs. Richard Greene was proient chairman for the club, with Mrs. Bob Mye and Mrs. Johnny Leagan assisting on the committee, Clevelani County's campaign effort is 87, 000. Junior By MARTIN HARMON The second Tuesday after the first Monday in May is city ciec- tion day. City voters will choose a mayor and a commission while school district voters will choose two membess of the board of educa- tion. It is anticipated current incum- bents will seek re-election. It is possible, even should city hall officials offer and be re-elect- ed, that there will be one new tace on the city commission. The business of enfranchising citizens of the southwest area re- cently annexed to the city is im- : | minent and there is some think- Ing expressed among commission members that a new ward should be created in the area. It is presumed such action would require an act of the Gen- eral Assembly. Currently Ward 5 is much larg [er than its nearest in size, Ward 4. Addition of the new avea pop- ulation to Ward 5 would add to | the imbalance. Gastonia is currently seeking nassage of legislation to revise | its voting district boundaries to reduce imbalances in ward pop- ulation and provide for annexed | areas. Formal statements of intent have not been issued by the six (Continued On Page Eight) Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper Kings Mountain, N. Cc. Thursday, January 30, 1969 mark at $10,616,857 during | 1868. Percentage of increase was | t Pages Today Seventy- -Ninth Year Schools To Ask Supplement Tax Election For April 1 ou I ———] I | 1 | 0 i? I —- =X ee ; i || 1 fl | 15 on - sl | i . + PEE ene | H it I { : 1 | ry Cet | 1 esa gee ned: 112 IL + I of ee 3 1h 2 Ir e==r==h pana il.. td fA + I I me) 1] > : pa ) \ | 11 3 i - ou : 1 | } fH Ir =| . r : polio rt 4 eu ( yr 3 pe I a | x 1 1 | wet jh Y I= — i2 yr — = end pk 2 | | i | Hl £« vor iy Li PHA THREE-BEDROOM UNIT — Pictured is drawing of Tomber- linc & Associates, Atlanta architects, of one of the three-bedroom units to be built by Kings Mountain Public Housing Authority. PHA Will Receive Rent Applications Mrs. Roberts At City Hall On Saturday Kit! § Mountain Public Hous- ing Authority will begin accept- ing rental applieations Saturday. Mys. Kenneth Roberts will be at City Hall het Satur- day morning from 9 to noon to take applications from families with low incomes, It is anticipated the 150-unit project will be underway in early spring and that some units will be ready for occupancy hy Sept- ember, according to Thomas W. Harper, executive director. The Public Housing Authority will build units in a variety of sizes from what ig labeled a “no- bedroom” unit to a five-bedroom unit on nine sites in various sec- tions of the city. Income limits have not been CASHIER manager of the Kings Mountain Lee Mcintyre, branch of First-Citizens Bank &Trust Company, has been pro- | plem | supplies and moted to cashier by the bank- ing system. ou m ne First-Citizens ~ Taps McIntyre Lee A. McIntyre, Jr. has been elected Cashier of FirstCitizens 3ank & Trust Company in Kings Mountain. Announcement of the promo tion was made by R. P. Holding, Jr.,, Chairman of the state-wide bank, following action of the Boari of Directors. McIntyre, who is resident man- ager of First-Citizens' Kings Mountain Office, joined the bank's Charlotte Office in 1966. That same year he was elected assistant cashier and named man- ager of the Wilkinson Boulevard Office in Charlotte, ; He wag later transferred to Kings Mountain as branch man- ager, and in December ‘of last year was named to head the Kings Mountain Office. Prior to joining First-Citizens,| McIntyre was with the State Banking Commission as an exam- iner. A native of Laure] Hill in Scot- land County, McIntyre is a grad- uate of St. Andrews Presbyterian Collé:e. He is active in numer- ous civic activities including the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, the Red Cross and the Merchants Association. He is a member of the First Preshyterian church. NC FIRES City firemen reported an- swering no fire alarmg in the city limits within the week per- iod ending Wednesday, firmly set bu. Wadesboro's PHA limits range from $3000 annual income for a single-person occu- pant to $5000 annual income for a family of ten persons. Occu- pancy of the single individual could be maintained while his in- come grew to $3750 per year, by the ten-person family to $6250 per year. ental rates have not been es- tablished and will not be until cost of the project is obtained and contracts let. Thirty of the 150 units are be- ing designed especially for the elderly and will be constructed in the Dilling-Ridge street area. Other gites are located on Cans- ler street, Baker street, Grace street, and the former Davidson elementary school property. GOP Lincoln Dinner Slated February 13 Annual Lincoln Dinner of the Cleveland County Republican Party will be held February 13th. Kings Mountain area citizens who need tickets for the annual event should contact Bob Maner or Bill Babb. Class Of '4 Plans Reunion The Kings High School Class of 1944 will hold ¢ 253th anniversary reunion in the spring, Class President J. T. Mc- Ginnis, Jr., said this week. Other members of the orguniz- ing committee are Joe McDaniel, Ir.,, and Clavon Kelly. Particular need at the moment are addresses of class members who live elsewhere. Mountain PRICE TEN. CENTS. Districts Could ‘Vary Amount; 50-Cent Maximum The three school districts of Clevelan'; County will petition the cody commission Monday to ap- prove a countywide election on question of a supplemental tax ‘or school operations of 50-cents + $100 ad valorem valuation. Kings Mountain Superintendent Donald Jones said the petition will ask that the election be held on April 1. On basis of the petition, the tax would be levi on a district basis, with funds collected in the particular district. acliuing to that district. Supt. Jones said, for example the thinking <. the Kings Moun- tain board of education would be to levy 29 centg of the 50 permiss- ible. The other districts might want to levy more or less. Kings Mountain levy current- ly is 20 cents of 20 permitted. Shelby district's levy is 38 cents | of 40 permitted. The county district has no sup- mental tax. The funds woull be labeled “current expense”, ag are Shelby and Kings Mountdin's present levies, and available for teacher pay supplements, for employing extra teachers, for instructional equipment replace- The funds would not be a vailable for capital outlay; for example, new buildings or build- ing additions. The countywide approach was recommended by Assistant At- torney-General Ralph Moody who | pointed out the county district currently has no district voting set-up as do Shelby and Kings Mountain. Supt. Jones said a 30 cent levy world return about $156,000 on | basis of 1968 tax valuations. A | 50-cent levy would | 000. | 3 pe ment. return $260, | HONORED — W. S. Biddix has been honored as top salesman for 1968 by Sturdivant Life In- surance Company. Mr. Biddix is oa city commissianer. Biddix Wins Insurance Honor W. S. Biddix, Kings Mountain insuranceman and city commis- sioner, has been honored by Stur- divant Life Insurance Company as top salesman for the year 11968. Mr. Biddix led in all three sales categories, in total increase, in incredse over quota and in yearly collections, the district representative said. Mr. Biddix, currently president of the company's Key Producer's club, was featured “In The Spot- light” in a recent publication of the company. Davis, Bennett Take Course Lloyd Davis and Jack Bennett of Kings Mountain are among Water Works operators from eight communities attending a course in Water Works Operagion at Gaston college. Purpose of the course is to as- sist water works operators in ob- taining a North Carolina B certi- ficate. Upon completion of the course, the men will be eligible to take the North Carolina State Ex- amination in Water Works Oper- ation. Instructors for George Ball, the course chairman of ton's Biology department, and Dr. Charles Wimmer, chairman of the Chemistry department, are Gas-

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