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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, February 06, 1969, Image 1

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Pop ulation Greater ow Mountain City Limits } City Limits (1966 Census) (Estimate 1968) 21914 8,256 9300 The Greater Kings Mountain figure is derived from the United States Bureau of the Census report o 1966, and includes the 14,990 population © 4 Township, and the remaining 6,124 from § Township, in Cleveland County and Crowder’ Township in Gaston County. VOL. 81" No.6 Established | 889 Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper Kings Mountain, N. C.. Thursday, February 6 1969 Seventy- -Ninth Year “PRICE TEN CENTS KM United Fund Drive Rated Most Perfect In State BOY SCOUTS AIL HEART FUND EFFORT — Boy Scouts in First Baptist Troop 92 are distributing | Tax Payments Swelled City Coffers Nicely Ad valorem tax cash poured in- | to city hall last weekend as many taxpayers made iast . minute pay- | ments of 1968 levies before Mon- | day's: | posit was $78,000. penalty date. On one day the tax cash de- during January totaled a round- figure: $106,000. The heavy payments posed this tax picture Wednesday: 1968 levy payments to date $201,069.65, or 84 percent of the | tctal levy of $238,437. 1968 levy payments represent %| | | | | | The total 1968 tax orl | | Descent of the $205,000 estimated | i ee ! for | as follows: posters in the downtown area inviting participation in the February Heart Fund campaign. An- nual Boy Scout Week gets underway February 7th with special events for the various troops plan- ned through Feb. 13th. Sunday is Boy Scout Sunday and Boy Scouts are encouraged to dress in uniform and attend church of their choice. Frent row, from left, Robbie Bridges, Larry Hamrick, Jr., John Knox McGill, Billy Talbert, John McDevitt, Glenn Roberts and Ed Anthony: Second row. from left, Ricky Morrison, Monte Wilson, Don McDevitt, M. D. Phifer. Chris Laughter, Bo Maner and Steve Moore. Third row, from left, David Hullender, Frank Humphreys. Danny Bridges, Kenny Bridges, Ken Culbertson, Jr., and Billy Patterson. Scoutmasters Ken Pruitt and Jim Yarbro are not pictured. (Photo bv Isaac Alexander). a i Mrs. Gamble Chairman 0f Heart Drive Mrs. John H. Gamble, home FET Etnomics tEg&cher at Kings Moun® | | i Kings | Gamble, tain high school, will head the] 1969 Heart Fund Campaign in| Mountain. | The former Betty Roberts, Mrs. | Gamble is widow of John { for many years a mem-! | ber of the high schcol coaching CHAIRMAN — Mrs. John H. Gamble will head the 1369 Heort Fund Campaign in Kings Mountain. BSA Week Starts Friday Five troops of Kings Moun:ain Boy Scouts will participate in Boy Scout Week activities beginning Friday and continuing through February 13th. Highlight of the week will be City Government Day on Wed- nesday when five Bey Scouts will serve in official capacities. They are Adrian Beam and Robbie Bridges, beth of Troop 92, and Curt Falls, Frank Barber and Jimmy Amos, all of Troop 91. Parents Night will be held by 32 Scouts in Troop 92 at the First Baptist church Scout hut on West Mountain street Friday night. Oyster stew will be served at 6:30 and movies featuring the troop in action will be viewed, accord- ing to Scoutmasters Ken Pruitt and Jim Yarbro. Mr: Pruitt said Scouts in Troops 92 and 91 will go to Charlotte Saturday night for Golden Gloves boxing at Park Cen- tel. Court of Honor and Parent's Night for Troop 91 Boy Scouts wiil be held at St. Matthew's Lutheran church Tuesday night with the program by Junior Scout leaders. Seouting displays will be placed in downtown windows by this group of Scouts. Matt Pouchak and Otis Falls, Jr., are ,Scoutmas- ters. Gilbert Brazzell, Troop 404 Scoutmaster at Grace Methodist church, said his troop members will worship together on Boy Scout Sunday this Sunday. special plans were announced by Emmett Mcss, Troop 92 Scoutmas- ter at Bethware, and Henry Mc- Kelvie, Troop 90 Scoutmaster at First Presbyterian Shrurch. ON DEAN'S LIST Bill R. Wease, tain student at of North Carolina School of Pharmacy, Chapel Hill, was listed on the dean's list for the past semester. Kings Moun- the University | University No, | tain industry praised staff before he was fatally struck! by the crippling disease, multiple sclerosis | Mrs. Gamble and son, Johhny, live on Hawthorne Lane. She is a graduate of Appalachian State with bachelor and master’s degrees. Mrs. Gamble’s appointment was made this week. Spokesman for the county or- ganization said the new crusade chairman is ideally equipped to iead the 1965 Crusade. She will bring energy, organizational skill and enthusiasm to the Society's cfferts to save lives now from heart diseases and to raise funds for heart research, education and service. Mrs. Gamble has appointed chairmen in the various phases of the Kings Mountain campaign. Mrs. Henry F. Neisler will serve as Heart Sunday chairman and“ Heart Sunday on February 23rd will culminate the month. - long efiort. Chairman of Business Days ie L. E. (Josh) Hinnant, executive officer at First Union National Bank. Chairman of the committee on corporations and industries is Thomas L. Trott, insuranceman. H.i | | | | | Board ©: | ing $11,255, » be collected during the 1968-69 | year ending June 30. | Assessed valuation of the city] 1968 was $28,051,152 divided | | includ- | in city residential lots and $3,555,050 in city com- mereial lots. Personal property $12,272,215, in- cluding: merchandise in stock] $3,381,760, fixtures of merchants Real estate $14,810,322, | $274,785; machinery not affixed to! | reality $1,76%,530; othet personal! property $895,19C. Excess valuation frem the state Assessment $968,613, in- raiiroads $255,163, tele-| companies $443,830, and cluding phene | electric power companies $269,620. | | urday morning whe Kings Mountain’s levy was de-! | rived from a tax of 85 cents per $100 valuation. 3 Applicants There were 3€ applicants Sat- asked tc rent | | public housing units, of which the | | Harper | tions to rent the Kings Mountain Public | Authority will build 15C. It was the first time applica- unis were re- | Housing ceived. Executive said elderly Thomas W. | 30 percent either in- Director about ught units, | dividuals or couples, and that ap- | ‘| proximately half MANAGEFR. — Ralph Duane | Robinson of Shelby has been appointed general manager of Craftspun Yarns Company. Duane Robinson Joins Craftspun Daniel L. Brier, Textile Divi- sion Director for the B.V.D. Com- pany, Inc., has announced the ap- pocintment of Ralph Duane Robin- son as General Manager of the Craftspun Yarns Company plant at Kings Mountain. He will succeed Gerry Ten Brink, whe will assume the posi- tion as Director of Technical Serv- ices for the company. Mr. Robinson is a native of | North Carolina, received deuiees Chairman of special gifts is Mrs. {from Appalachian State Universi- C ‘ontinued ion Page Bia + Continued On Page Sia Kings Mountain Improvement Group Asks Negro Jobs In Downtown KM Kings Mountain Negroes, at a| ‘unday afternoon meeting of the| Association and relate Improvement Kings Mountain Association, said they want jobs in downtown Kings business firms. Present for the meeting on in-| vitation were Mayor John Henry| | ing “Kings Moss and Commissioners W. S. Biddix and Norman King. A half-dozen visiting ministers were present. “Questions dealth with down- town business and City Hall,” ac- cording to William Orr, first president of the Improvement As- sociation. Both Mr. reported tenor of the quite friendly, with Kings Moun- for their opening the door of job oppor- tunity to the Negro. Mayor Moss said he told the group his attitude on equal op-| portunity was well - known and that the doors of City Hall are! open, for employment and other- wise. He noted that Negroes are represented on virtually alli city commissions and committees. He would confer with presi Negro , dents and directors of the Cham- Mountain Orr and Mayor Moss, meeting | ber of Commerce and Merchants the re- quest, he promised. The meeting opened with a re- view of the three-year history of ithe Improvement Association | formed for the purpose of mak- Mountain a better | place for everyone to live.” Ministers present and speaking in support of the association aims were Rev. R. L. Garvin, Mt. Zion Baptist church, Kings Mountain; Rev. W. S. Campbell, Salisbury, pastor of Bynum Chapel AME Zion church where the meeting wag held; Rev. R. O. Davidson, Gastonia, pastor of Vestibule AME Zion church; Rev. F. R. Giles, president of the Cleveland, County NAACP and of the Cleve-| land County human relations council; Rev. Phillip Williford,| Cleveland, Ohio, and Charlotte, pastor of the Church of God, al so president of Williford’s Pur-| chasinly service; and Rev. P. L.| Ross, Charlotte, pastor of Good Hope Presbyterian church, Mrs. V. Bess is current presi dent of the association. Immedi-| ate past president is Luico wil: | son. | Grimes, the applicants | were White, the other half Ne-| gre | Initial examination of plications indicated that plications indicated that plicants are qualified, on family income and age ci family. Thirty of the units are being | designed specifically for the elder- ly Mrs. Kenneth Roberts will be at City Hall to accept applications | again Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon. ‘Mrs. Grimes’ Rites Conducted Funeral rites for Mrs. Kitty 41, wife of Ben Grimes, were held Saturday in Gaines- ville, Ga. Mrs. Grimes died sud- | denly at her home in Oxford, N. C., of a heart attack. The Grimes family formerly lived in Kings Mountain, going to Oxford where Mr. Grimes is associated with Burlington Indus- tries. He is a former superinten- dent of the Phenix Plant here. Going tc Gainesville for the funeral rites were Mrs. Henry Neisler, Mrs. Joe Neisler, Jr., Mrs. | L. E. Hinnant, Mrs. John PI: mk, Jr, and Mrs. James Herndon. In Kings Mcuntain the Grimes family, which included four sons, was active in First Presbyterian church. the all ap- | all ap- basis of | or size! ap- ‘Hospital Visiting Schedule Announced Visiting schedules are “back to normal” at the local hospital, Ad- ministrator Grady Howard re- port. Mr. Howard said visiting had been curtailed since the incidence | of flu in the area and now is al-| lowed on thie schedule: Daily from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m., 3 un- | til 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m.; Sun: days from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m. Robert Cashion, a Kings Mountain native, has joined the | city to work in the codes en- | forcement section of the work- | able program for community | development. He has been re- cently employed in the budget department of the University of Maryland, i | writers CASHION WITH CITY {" ! ion, UNITED FUND WINS DOUBLE HONCR — Kings Mountoin United Fund won two trophies, one citing the chapter for the best drive conducted among 7. UF organizations in North Carolina last year, in Greensborc Tuesday night. Flanking the larger trophy are W. Roger Soles, president of Jeffer- son Standard Life Insuronce Company, whe made the award presentation and John A. Cheshire, local UF president. Shuford Peeler, right, 1968-69 campoign chairman, holds the permanent tro- phy wor by the organization and presented to the best UF drive in the category. under $500,000 con- tributions. Sump Is Speaker | SPEAKER — Dwyer C. Sump of Charlotte will make the princi- pal address at the annual dinner meetirg Monday night of Kings Mountain United Fund. KM Cablevision Stalled By FCC KM Cablevision, Inc., has heen stalled, at least momentarily, by a ruling of the Federal Commu- nications Commission, President Jonas Bridges said Wednesday. Under the FCC ruling a station located within 35 miles of a inet- ropolitan area can transmit pro- grams from only five channels— including those from the metro- pelitan area. Charlotte, 30 miles distant, has fou stations — two, regular frequency and two uitra-| high frequency. “lI den't believe we could ob: tain many cablevision subscribers when offering them only one new channel,” Mr. Bridges commented. KM Cablevision had intended to provide a minimum of ten, per- haps 12. Mr. Bridges said he and his firm are checking further into the sit- uation, hoping to find some relief from the FCC ruling, perhaps by appeal. Mr. Bridges said his firm was on the verge of purchasing neces: sary equipment. Another item which would have effect on the future of the entire cablevision industry is a suit | pending before the United States Supreme Court in which television seek royalties on pro- grams CITY TAGS City automobile license plates remain on sale by Kings Moun- tain Lions club members at Harris Funeral Home, announc- ed Tag Sale Chairman C. P. Barry. ‘tive director of the ( | heart transmitted via cablevis- | | Blood For UF Banquet Monday {i At Country Club Dwyer C. Sump Charlotte, since 1967 executive director of | Carolina United Community Serv- ices, will make the principal ad- dress at the annual meeting Mon- day night cof the Kings Mourrain | of United Fund. Dinner will be served at 7 c'clock at the Country club. The recognition banquet will hcnor leaders in the 1968-65 "am- | paign adjudged the best conduct- ed over the state. President John A. Cheshire will preside and Mr. Sump will also conduct installa- tion of new officers. Peeler will be as president of the UF 1969-70 and Kyle Smith will be installed as campaign chairman succeeding Mr. Peeler who chairmanned this year’s suc- | cessful drive. Mrs. Vernon F. Cros- by will be installed as secretary- treasurer of the organization. She succeeds Harold Coggins, the out- going treasurer. Awards to businesses and man- ufacturing firms in the area for high accemplishment in the cam- paign will be made by President Cheshire. Mr. Sump is a graduate of Wayne State University, Michigan, with | bachelor's and master’s degrees. In Michigan he served as execu- tive director of Highland Park Community Center for three years, as United Fund area representa- tive for two years and as execu- ireater Michi- | gan Community Chest. Shuford (Scoop) installed here for | Friday night at 9 RITES HELD Funeral rites for Mrs. Herman Campbell were held Sunday afternoon from First Presbyterian church. ‘Mrs. Campbell's Rites Conducted Funeral rites for Mrs. "Elva Hutchinson Campbell, 57, wife of Herman L. Campbell, Superior Stone Company executive, were held Sunday afternoon at. 3 p.m. | from First Presbyterian church cof which she was a member. Mrs. Campbell died suddenly p.m. at her home at 408 E. King street. Death | was attributed to a heart. attack. The Campbells had lived here! since 1942. Mrs. Campbell was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs, Joseph Travis Hutchinson. She was ac-| tive in First Presbyterian church | and in the Kings Mountain Wom: | an's club. A native of Florence, she graduated from Sd Cis of Art, Washington, D. C. Besides her husband whom she married in 1937, she is survived by two sons, Joseph M. Campbell of Shelby and Herman L. (San-| dy) Campbell, Jr. of Crestview, Continued On Page Sia Bloodmobile Here Monday: Vicky's Heart Operation Scheduled Tuesday Vickie Williams, six, has enter- ed Charlotte Memorial hospital for a series of tests to determine whether she can withstand open’ surgery to correct an ab-| normality since birth. If so, Dr. Francis Robechek, Charlotte heart specialist, will perform the operation on Tues: ! day. Kings Mountain donors are asked to “give a pint of blood for Vickie! at Monday's visit of the Red Cross bloodmobile from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the| National Guard Armory. Vickie requires 20 pints of whole blood for the operation and | Program Chairman Larry | area blood | Hamrick says he anticipates the | | | i need will be met, to relatives Vickie has of the 50-50 According youngster, a "chance of surviving the operation! and if she does, her chances of’ living a 'normal life thereafter are good. A “blue baby”, who weighs only 30 pcunds, Vickie tires easily now. | She attends Sunday School when | health permits at Bethlehem Bap- tist church. She is Mrs. Minnie Williams of the Beth- lehem community. The operation, if carried out] successfully, could enable the] pretty blue-eyed blonde to begin | first grade in the fall. Funds tor the operation, expect- ed to cost $5,000, are being sup- plied by the Heart Fund and the Crippled Children’s cause of Vickie's Williams has been unable to work. The family requests donors to give blood in Vickie's name at the bloodmobile visit Monday. . daughter of] Fund. Be-| health, Mrs. | KM Group Scored 9.7 '0f Ten Points Kings Mountain Unjted Fund | was cited for conducting the most perfect drive in North Carolina { during the year and won a sec- | ond trophy for the best drive con- | ducted . in the category “under | $10¢,00C” in the state from Jeffer- | son Standard Broadcasting Com- pany. The top awards were presented { at Jefferson Standard’s fifth an- | nual campaign achievement cele- | bration dinner Tuesday nigh! at | Jeflerson Standard Country club | in Greensboro. | Accepting the awards from the Iczal organization were:John Che- { shire, president, and Shuford Fee- | ler, Ji, campaign chairman. Oth- | er lccal people attending were | Mrs. Cheshire, Mrs. Peeler, W. | Donald Crawford, campaign lead- | er in 1966-67, Mrs. Crawtord, Kyle | Smith, incoming campaign chair- | man for 1969-70, and Herald re- | porter Elizabeth Stewart. | W. Roger Soles, president of Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company, presenting the awards, | noted that from a possible score of 10 points on the years drive ! Kings Mountain scored 9.7, show- ing a gain in per capita giving | and in total participation. It is the first time Kings Moun- tain has been so honored and the | first UF group tc receive double ! honors. The trophy for the best drive is a traveling trophy. It becomer a permanent possession | when a UF organization wins it | three years in a row. The other { award is a permanent trophy and | is one cf three presented. Other two trophies went tc the commu- nity raising $50C,000 or more: the Greater Gréensborc chapter which | raised $1,362,730; tc the communi- | ty raising less than $500,000, the | Greater Hickory chapter which | raised $186,248. In the “less than $100,000 cate- | gery”, Kings Mountain conducted | its drive for the second year in one day and raised a total of $30,- 029, a 43 percent increase from the previcus year and 13 percent over subscription of goal. The Kings Mountain chapter, among | 70 reporting, had the highest | score on the rating sheet and was | adjudged the top winner. The 1969 honor roll of volunteer campaign leaders in the North Carolina United Community Serv- ices were from Alamance County to Yancey and more than 200 rep- resentatives attended the banquet. “The outstanding achievements are based on a well defined cri- teria,” said Carolinas United President Victor Bryant, Jr. He said the winners reflected organi- zation and development of a team. Mr. Bryant presented the | President’s Cup for most improved | United Fund to Moore County | Which until this year had no ex- perience in fund raising. Kings Mountain UF President John Cheshire said he was elated | with news of the double honor to | Kings Mountain United Fund and expressed appreciation to all the | volunteers who helped make the fund drive Suceesiul;: ‘Haas Memorial | Rites Sunday Memorial services for Nellie Haas, formerly of Kings Mountain, who died Decembey | 21st in Maine of a hear. u . .K. will be conducted Sunday at 5 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal church lof which she was a member. Mrs. Haas and her husband, Arno Haas, had retired to Maine | about six menths ago. They had resided here on West Gold street for a number of years. Mrs. Haas was active in the fk of Trinity Episcopal church {and Trinity Day School, in the | Kings Mountain Woman's club | and in numerous civic and serv- | ice organizations, including vol- unteer “Pink Lady” service at the | hospital. Officiating at Sunday's service | will be two former Trinity pas- | tors: Rev. Thomas Droppers and Rev. Robert Haden, assisted by Robin Johnson of Gastonia. | In lieu of flowers memorials | should be designated to Trinity Episcopal church. Mrs SHILOH SERVICE Dr. Samuel Maloney, member of the Department of Religion at Davidson college, will fill the pulpit at Sunday morning worship services at 11 o'clock at Shiloh Presbyterian chucch in Grover.

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