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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, July 09, 1970, Image 1

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1970 Lend) | Population MEDI Greater Kings Mountain 21,914 dically- City Limits (1966 Census) 8,256 ‘mation City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9.300 sionals padi Hina Hiv 1» trom the h Men aor "li; ana aciudes, he 14550" popicicn o 5, New Sumber 4 Township, and s remaining § 6.124 tron umber 5 Township, In nee County and ‘Sarntain Township in ton County. R- Kings Mountain's Reliable Newsnaper VOL. 85 No. 28 - Armco Magazine 1 Features KM | - . Line-Laying | Kings Mountain's water line construction was among ihe ca ture articles of the summer issue of Hizhway-Urban Construction house publication of Armee Steel Corporation, i The article, entitled “Kings Mountain Fights with Water fo: Its Industrial Life”, is accom panied by a large photograp}t showing actual installation of th, big 24-inch water main, and ¢ picture of Mayor John Henn: 5 Moss detailing from the projec & map path of the line to Jake Wilson, of Asheville, Arma salesman. The artcile follows: “The Battl, of Kirgs Mountair was an American victory of Oct ober 7, 1780, when an 1100-mu detachment of Cornwallis’ a: mn) was surrounded by bands cf ri flemen urder Col. Isaac elby Col, James Williams, and Col William Campbell. After a des perate fight on the woo ed an rocky slopes of the mountain, th’ commanding British ¢ ficer wa Killed and his men surrendered. “Today, 190 years later, thr S000 residents of Kir Moun tain, North Carolina, are figh irg another tyne of hatrle_to ir duce industry into their city, Th key sweapon in this fight is watc water of sufficient quantity permit the city to insure potentia industrial residents there will b ee gs Established 1889 Kings Mountain, N. N. C. Thursday, July 9, 1970 PROMOTED — J. W. Powell, superintendent of Kings ——— Quarry of Superior Stone, has been promoted to general superin- tendent effective June 22, L. G. Collins, operations manager of the company’s western district, said today. Powell will assist Collins, in addition to his Kings Mountain duties. He is a veteran of 22 years with Superior Stone, starting as a cashier in North Wilkesboro in 1948. Powell has also worked at the Midland, ompetes IN TALENT EVENT — Miss Kings Mountain, Linda Falls, will participate in tylent com- petition of the Miss North Caro- | lina Beauty Pageant Friday | night in Rcleigh. She left for the state pageant Monday. an ample supply. “The Mayor of Kings Moun tain, John Henry ‘Moss, states the problem, ‘Due to our close | Burke County and Bakers quarries of the company. | proxim’ty to Charlotte, which i Nr growir~ by leaps and bonds an! a newly completed inter state highway through our city | ® Wo recogrized that we haq the | potential for tremendous indus | ISS trial growth. But at the same | time we knew that to attract any | : industry, an abundant water sup i 2 ply was an absolute necessity | d 8 & Buffalo Creek, 8-miles away ¥ was our closest reliable sourée of 4 water. And to get this water inte | Kings. Mountain, iwe had to build | a dam and install a pipeline tc | bring in the water.’ | She Competes “Although the population of | Kings Mountain has quadrupled | since 1900, it is still a small ii { In Talent Event Transportation facilities greatly - - enhance its industrial potential. | Friday Night It is a railheal of the Southern | Railroad, and is immediately ad . 2 J “ jacent to the newly completed | Linda Falls, Miss Kings Moun I'85 to ‘Atlanla. And the Inter | 2, Who is vying in Raleigh state will soon be completed tc | his week for the Miss N. C. title | Richmond. Charlotte, 22 miles te | “¢POrls talking with former | the east, is the second largest | Sings Mountain re ident Bill trucking center in the country. Ruth, genera) chairman of the Currently, textile and the mining pageant and his wife, the former of limestone and mica are the “¥YVonne Lindsay. panel industries of King: Monday was registration day Mountain, mid Tuesday participants were “Consulting engineer working ay eas SE ck e- on the design of the waterline | ,onts began Wednesday. The top nas WR Dithuns Go Ind, of [10 finalists compete ~ Saturday arlotte, North Carolina. They | jin determine that the waterline | Aight, would run alon; Sate Route 1001 Mr. and Mrs. Bud Falls had a and U. S. 71 to Kings Mountain | red, white, and blue motorcade The tctal length of this proposed | send-off party for Miss Falls and (Continued on Page Eight) | her chaperor:e, Mrs. John Gam- { ble Sunday July 5 at 2 p.m, Mr. | {and Mrs. Falls and daughter, Foote Mineral { Subetha, greeted guests who! | were served cokes and snacks by ] Mrs. Hubert Pearson, Mrs. Gary | ] Posts Wage Hike | Ledbetter, and Mrs. David Falls. a Diners] Ca: intreased The refreshment table featur- 9) i ages. o- ciective’ June 1,| oq 4 miniature doll replica of | b according to Foote operations | Miss Kins Mountain, Mrs. | i manager, E. R. Goter, | Falls. a gold charm bracelet bear- i The increase amounts 10 anli,o a date to remember charm, | Average of about 18 cents an gift of the Jaycettes. | our. The across the board { The motorcade, blowing horns, i came 14 months after the hn ious raise, which was 5% on| March 31, 1969, an averag, in-| { crease of 13 cents an hour. Before that, wages were raised an average of 11 cents an hour on April 5, 1968. accompanied Miss Falls and Mrs. Gambl, from the Falls’ Ellen- woo: Drive home to I-85. Mrs Otis Falls, mother of the entrant left Wednesday for Raleigh and City and Dover Mills Conclude Agreement on Property, Dyke Ancther step on property ac quisition for the Buffalo Creek reservoir was taken last week | with conclusion of an agreement | between the city and Dover Mills. future. Do- landscape | inz equipment in thé ver retains right to the area. Dover retains right to put mill drainage and treated sewage ef- Under terms of the agreement, fluent into the reservoir within he ok wil uid a dvkeand) lao ‘eat provide Hoo Sy A ao re On the provision, Mayor John basement at high water level | Henry Moss commented, “Its not and acquired ten acres of Dover |Our province to start vith, hut) propenty which will be inundated, that of the State Board of Hea Work on ithe dyke was under- | way Wednesday. The city has paid Dover Mills | $55,500, a total of $6500 for the property being acquired and for damages to Dover which will have to provide a new water source on a small tract east of NC 150, and $149,000 to Dovey for! ! maintenance of dyke and pump-/and 650 fect at its widest point. Progress on the construction of the big dam at the treatment plant is good, Dennis Fox, con- suling engineer, Fox said the dam now has a “so lid rock foundation” and that Mr. Falls will join them there | permitiey by the State! reported, Mr. | the contractor is now using six | pans to bring in fill dirt, The dam | is an average of 600 feet wide | Noxious Odor Chase Continues | The pursuit of the cause of the noxious odors emanating from ‘the McGill Creek sewage treat- ment plant continue and the pur- | suers léan to the theory that the |odors result aler industrial {waste in ‘“‘non-digestible form" fare Jumped into the system. Lo Trailer, Auto, | - Barns Damaged In July 4 Blow July 4th celebrants enjoying outings Saturday afternoon were sent scurrying inside by a clouc of wind and dust identified as a twister that covered a wide area of the county and left several wcuzands ci dollars in property damages behind. In this section of the county, the spot heaviest damaged was the approximately one mile area from the Dixon Road I-85 Truck ; Plaza past the Dixon Presbyter ian church and the home of Mr and Mrs. Bobby Bridges. A house trailer belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Randy Childers, and lo cated across from the Truck Plaza. was reportedly moved about eight feet by the wind’s force and dam- aged approximately $110C. Mr. and Mrs. Childers were away rom home during the storm. Barns belonging to Mr. and Mis. Bobby Bridges (the former | | Ed Stewart homeplace) were com- i | pletely demolished. I i longing to the Bridges | some damages to the { damazes on Highway 18 | | No animals | were in’ the barns but tools be- family | ripped were home of: Mrs. D. B. Blalock and the top of | the garage at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Jackson ripped off. | A small foreign car owned by | Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shepherd was hit by an uprooted tree and dam- were destroyed. Tin was | from the barn and there was aged approximately $1200. The Shepherds were visiting Mr. and Mrs, George Bowen. The twister uprocted numercus large trees in that area and alse in the Bethle- fim and Archdale sections where extensive wind damage was re- ported to trees and shrubs, | Insulation in a chicken house pelongzing to Mr. and Mrs. Dick | Rollins was damaged extensively. There were re portedly extensive suth of S Shelby. Picknickers at Lake Montonia’s annual outing reported some tree damages There were reportedly no power lines down in this area due to! the storm, according to a Spokes- man for the city public works de Qariment, who reported no wind damages in the city. INJURED Bill Bridges, local barber, was injured in an automobile acci- dent in Plaxton, Ga. during the weekend and has been trans- ferred to Kings Mountain hos- pital from Evans Memorial hos- pital. He and his wife were on vacation and Mrs. Bridges was reportedly not injured. Mr. Bridges is suffering from back | injuries and facial cut By LINDA BISER BEHRENS Dr. Harvey Bumgardner recent- ly returned from Lima, Peru aft- er seven years there as director of an Agency for International Development (AID) agricultural project. For the next two or three vears he will direct the Peru pro- ject from Raleigh where he will train agricultural leaders. Before returning home, he de- | | toured via Copacabana Beach in | Meantime, tests continue. | | Al Whitehurst, chemist with the urban waste division, State | Water and Air Resources com: mission, was here Tuesday to ga- {ther samples of industrial waste for qualitative analysis and de- termination of what heavy and toxic metals are going into the | system. LODGE MEETING ¢ Regular communication of Fairview Lodge No. 339 AF. & AM. of Kings Mountain, N. .C. will be held Monday July 13 at 7:30 p.m., says Lodge secretary, ' Thomas D. Tindall. | Rio de Janeiro for a month’s va- | cation, which accounts for his sunlightened hair and deep tan. | It was his seventh trip to Brazil | and his eighth may be for a long- er stay engaged in similar work after his Raleigh stint. He great- ly admires Rio's scenery and the development potential of Brazil. In Lima, Dr. Bumgardner taught courses at the National Agricul- ture University and worked with the Ministry of Agriculture. The first 3'2 years he was a poultry specialist and partly responsible | for lowering the price of turkey. This was accomplished by insti- tuting simple management prac- n use in the U. S. such as artificial light to induce pho-. 1 Oz Tf o ing | of Mr. and Mrs. rl ¢ esi | of Grover. She is a student at the | Key Producers club of P Dixon Area Lists Twister Damages 3 2% x SUSAN McCARTER Susan McCarter Dorothy in "02" Mary Susan McCarter of Grover has joined the young people of Oz for the summicr. he Land of Oz is a themed ad- 42 Will Eave Their Keys | By Weekend 13 oe carly anticipated units will weekend by low rent occupied next ino or teen had been Wednesday. other 15 will keys on ny and an additional 15 on occupied get the of Wednesday, the six-unit East Ridge street complex, all units designed for the elderly, had een occupied. Five units had had been occupied on Harmon ourt, and one each on McGill Jur! Th direct ing tena units and units and Lackey street, mas W. Harpe f Kings Mount rity, said being edicst hoice of executive ain Hous- on have in for ior a. a8 « available locations the six of ninc occupancy. nder c« the 44-unit ccmplex in the Carnettc Drive area, the complex on Cansler street and the small com plex on street. Mr. Harper rospective tenants initial applic “Many yible ha heir applications commented. Mfices intained | 4 gc Street. i ental ales range from 0 $60 per month. However, | director pointed out, ; ‘ental for an eligible family is one-fourth of seaaqy Still u mstruction are Sout} Grace nded again remi to ions. who are ve not to make formal,’ he thority ill Court arc on ofl Med St $28 the maximum person oi income. For example, a person with solc | se me of § per month social | se ‘urity check {could dbtain a | w-rent housirg unit for $15 per ! month. venture park atop Beech Moun- | tain. It takes visitors on a walk through the entire story of “The ard of Oz”, with original music and live costumed characters pro viding the action within the sets. Miss McCarter says she not really knowing what would find, “but when I came up here and found that fantastic park and the set—and well, the part is so good—it's just great.” she The part she is referring to is the role of Dorothy, which she and several others will be alter- nating in this season. “I'm going to like it she said. Dorothy is so innocent and be- guiling. “And I think that thing I like most is that usually there much competition but here every- one wants to help everyone else. Management is the same way as the Kids. . “All this helps capture the spir- it of Oz. It's an experience, not a park for both the actors and the people. “I'll get the experience of work- as an actress plus all the emotion and feelings and experi- ences of myself and other people throughout the summer.” Miss McCarter is the daughter W. W. McCarter is so N. C. School of the Arts in Wins- ton-Salem. Dr. Harvey Bumgardner Returns From Five-Year Project in Peru increase do as toperiodic chickens to their laying, which they | light increases. Turkey was previously very pensive in Peru due to low of egg production and low of hatchability and fertility eggs. Other measures that very successful in upping factors were restricting the key’s food until the time egg duction was desired, then iving highly fortified food and employ eX- rates rates of the were these tur- pro- ing artificial insemination, he re- ports. Dr. Bumgardner wrote sev. eral papers on the physiology and reproduction of turkeys which were published there. An International search Institute with ters in Peru may potato studies conducted in Peru by Dr. Bumgardner's group. Peru is the perfect place for the Insti tute since potatoes can be grown vear round and since so many cultivated varieties and numerous types of wild potatoes exist there, he says. The potato originated in that vicinity. Ways in increase Potato Re headquar- emerge from yields, in | crease resistance to cold and in- (Continued on Page Eight) came to PRESIDENT—City Commission- | er W. S. Biddix was re-elected president of the Key Producers club for the third year at the annual meeting recently of Sturdivant Life Insurance Com- pany. Insurancemen Tap Biddix City Commissioner W. S. Bid- dix was elected president of the the Mon- thly Ordinary Division of the Sturdivant Life Insurance Com- pany for the third consecutive year at the annual meeting re- cently at Ocean Forest Hotel in Myrtle Beach, S. C. The Kings Mountain insurance- man iwas honored for ‘“out- standing overall performance and service to his policy hold ers. Mr. nual SO Biddix presided at the an meeting, Dover To Speak Tc Rotarians John R. Dover, III, Shelby at torney and businessman, will be guest speaker at Thursday's meeting of the Kings Mountain Rotary club at 12:15 at the Counry club. Mr. Dover will use the subject, “Sweden Old and New”, re- viewing for the group his trip to Sweden. formalize | Eighty: Fifth Year Si “ MANAGING DIRECTOR — Lt. Col. Robert G. Cox has been | named managing director of Kings Mountain Chamber of Commerce. Tayor Names Committee yor John nted an 11 Henry Moss pi PRICE TEN CENTS ——————————————————————————————————— w-Rent Housing Is Being Occupied Rob-rt G. Cx C of C Manager Lt.-Col. Cox Army Retiree After 22 Years . Robert G, Cox has been “managing director of Mountain ‘Chamber of commerce, it was announced ¢his week by L. E. (Josh) Hi ari, president. Mi. Cox will yorary offices loor of ‘he First tl Bank building, Arrangemenis for ssume the managin csition were made a /€eKs ago and became official uly 1 when he was retired from che United States Army after 22 years of service. “The board of directors of the Chamber of Comme: ce most nappy to obtain the services of Col. Cox for this important pos- ition. Proper management of ‘he organization, if it is to periorm indicated and needed func- tions, demands a fullitima man- age,” President Hinnant said. “The board of directors feels Mr. Cox has the experience and e- 1am a os maintain the tem- second ion Nation- on Ur Mr. Cox to director's severa is its has) quipment.” as | -member All-Am- | Son of Assistant Postmaster rican city committee to develop | and Mre. ip. P.x 0%; ¢ ol, Coy arp recommendations for an all-Am- | Sieg In Ro 2 my w Jom Jaci Critan CHD: DIOL. nd Ae make | So S. C., in March 1948 He at- cation for the sald, tended officer candidate school ual contest is sponsor- in 1951, was commissioned a see: ed jointly Ly the National League ond Yewenant on graduation, of Cities and Book Maguzine in pesigned Won Mary puis . tia unit. oro an rots Sites soon |* He attended. fight school in Rock Hill. S. ” 1954, first getting instruction in Named to the committee are fixed wing planes, then in flying Gecrge B. Thomasson, Donald D. | N¢Hcopters. He has been 2B heli- Jones, Mrs. W. T. Weir, Frank gapier Operations Since, the past Odus Sm David Plonk. 12 years in maintenance includ- warles H. Mauney, Carl De. | 2% duty at two major depots, vane, Mrs. John Blalock, Tom | =CrPus Crist, Texas and New Trott and Charles Ballard, | Comieriand, Pa., at the latter as | acting direcwor. — ei | Heo spent 7% years of his 22 in service on duty overseas in 13 A ct Hawaii, Japan, Korea, Europe res S wind Vietnam, . - He holds the President of Kor- Durin Holida ea medal, the bronze star, the 4 Yy army commendation medal, air Kings Mountain police reported | medal, good conduct medal, Am- 13 arrests over the July 4th week- erican Defense medal, Vietnam- end. ese servic, medal, Uniteq Na- They included five defendants tions service medal, Korean ser- charged with public drunkenness, | vice medal, and armed forces re- two driving while under intoxica- serve medal. tion, two no operator's license, Mrs. Cox is the former Hetty one viclation of prohibition law Howard, daughter of General for beve purposes, one im- proper registration, one stop sign violation, and one failure to stop ‘or light and siren. y Se Francis E. Howard (USA-Ret.) The Coxes have four children, Hetty Co Kathy Cox, Bobby and en Cox. L First Low-Rent Housing Tenants Pleased With Their New Quarters By LINDA BISER BEHRENS The rabbit inhabited field Thurman Jordan, 15, and friends used [or football and softball has been converted to a government building project and three Negro families and an elderly Negress have just moved into two and three bedrcom houses there on Harmon Cours. Act town at Dilling and E. Ridge Street, one complex of six adjoining efficiencies is complete- filied with clderly persons. A single upant, Ethel Mills, has moved into one bedroom quarters n a cluster of three the stand rd six unit structures on McGill Court. ISS 1 1y OX The elde rly “seem a little wist ful about previous more spacious houses, yards, gardens, and quiet. Mrs. Lillie Froneberzer, 80, of Harmon Court, likes her two bed- | | room house very well but better if she could get around in it. Her infirmity requires cocmpanion, Mrs. who brings her children along. Mrs. Mary Wright, band Robert has been years that she doesn't the taste of city water “too good.” Previously she lived in the William Wright homeplace about two miles from Oak church, which the Wright a constant Marzaret Wilson, five or six grand whose hus dead tour confides like Grove son { plans to tear down. But she hopes Yotarian Thomas ‘Trott will in troluce Mr. Dover who for nine years was associated with Dover Textiles Group, He is a member: of the board of directors of Do ver Mills Company, Ora Mills Company, First National Bank! of Shélby, Shelby Savings & Loan Association, Doma» Hotel Investments of Stockholm, Swed jen and Vtol Flights, Inc. of Charlotte, he doesn’t. ‘Although the porch roof is caved in and she lived in | the rear of the place with a leak on the table, she recalls how the elder Wright's took her in as a baby when she was “barely able sit up”. Mrs. Wright did farm work—hoed and picked cotton there. A visiting granddaughter, Helen + Dixon is there. Her parents are interested in a family unit. Instead of buying wood for heat, Mrs. Wright is now supplied with g heat. Mrs. Lucinda Surratt, former resident of a farm, then of Cansler St. previously burned coal in winter. Both recall how difficult it was to keep warm. Mrs. Surratt assisted in moving by daughter, Mrs. Mary Mich- aer, from N.Y. she hoed, picked cotton, pulled fodder and did most everything a man does on the farm and she and her late husband rented until he began work at the Cora Mill. Even while she {to S ad moved in on Tuesday her front porch was filled with pots of flowering plants. Irs. Rosa Wright, 67, says flo- wers are permitted at the back of the back yard along the walk and against the house. She moved from her 14 year rented 4 room quarters at the corner of E. Ridee and Battleground Kept a remarkable yard full of flowers. She mowed so much grass then that when the public housing people offered to bring a lawnmower at intervals or cut (Continued On Puge Eight) Ave. where she

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