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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, October 22, 1970, Image 1

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p : j . opulati Greater Kings Mountain City Limits City Limits on 21.914 (1966 Census) 8.256 (Estimate 1968) 9,300 sué¢ Greater Kings Mountain figure is derived from the specinl United States Bureau of the Census report © January 1966, and includes the 14,990 population © umber 4 Township, “ . d the remmning Number $5 Townmship, in ‘Cleveland County and “nimin Township in Gaston County. 6.124 trom rowder’ VOL. 85, No. 43 Kings Mountain's Reliable Nowspeper Pages Today SENIOR CITIZENS ENJOY NEW HOUSING — Mrs. Lucinda Sur- ratt, top photograph, holds her granddaughter on her lap. Mrs. Frank Smith, bottom photograph, enjoys her rocker and especial- ly when her next door neighbor, Mrs. Irene Melton can have a friendly chat. Both pictures were made in the McGill Court and Ridge Street government housing complex just completed. (Photos by Doris Fite) PHA Elderly Like Their New Homes ‘Independence And Security Appreciated By DORIS FITE One of the most delightful, in- teresting and rewarling after- noons available today may be found by visiting and talking to some of our local Senior Citi prens, The Senior Citizens of thom I speak ‘are all new resi dents of the éficiency and one ‘bedroom apartments in the Kings Mountain Housing Development program, started about two years ago. In times past, it was customary for the elderly or (isabled peo- ple ito depend on some members of their families for care and shelter, this tended to stifle any initiative for a life of their own. What a difference between these people of McGill Court and Ridge St. Complex ani their counterparts of yesteryear or their contemporaries that exist in homes for the elderly. Sitting down for a visit with Mrs. ‘Ethel Mills of Court was sheer delight and as you enter the room you are im- mediately interested in the decor of her apartment. The pictures that adorn the walls, the ‘center- pieces an ornaments that grace the coffee table and end tables reflect her personality. Warm, artistic, talented and very, very busy most of the time, As yci: start to chat, you learn that she sews, crochets, tries almost any kind of craft and all in all is happiest when she is busy Her apartment shows much of her + handywork. Born and raiseq in Newport, Tennessee, Mrs. Mills came to ive in Kings Mountain in 1938, esilZing here for about 20 years. She worked awhile in the card room of the Craftspun and Bur- lin~ton mills. The Burlington was at that time called “The Old Dil- (Continued On Page Five) 213 McGill | | Fire Department! | Supper Saturday | Proceeds from a barbecue | chicken supper Saturday night at | Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Depant- | ment will be used to purchase a new fire truck. (Barbecue chicken will be avail- | able from 5 until 8 p.m. and citizens may prefer to eat at the department dining room or take- out orders. Plates are $1.50 and include large helpings of chicken and accessories and ‘homemade cake with tea. Jim Petty Rotary Speaker Jim Petty, president of Cleve- land Technical Institute at Shel by, will be guest speaker at Thursday's meeting of the Kings Mountain Rotary club, The civic club meets at 12:15 for luncheon at Kings Mountain Country club. Pete Connet will introduce Mr. Petty who will speak on the sub- ject, “What Clevelanq Tech Is Doing For Cleveland County.” | speakers. Established 1889 Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, October 22, 1970 Eighty-Fifth Year PRICE TEN CENTS November 3 Election Books Close Satu day Campai $5882 Reported At Wednesday Kick-Off Lunch By MARTIN HARMON | On the first of a ten-day 1971 Kings Mountain United Fund Fund drive, campaign reported at a noon Kick-off lunch- | von $5882 in cash and pledges a-| yainst a total budget of $35,100. The budget is a record one. Fight local agencies share in the fund. while North Carolina Community Services including | such varied agencies as the Chil- dren's Home Society of North | Carolina, the Traveler's Aid As-' sociation of America, and the | North Carolina Mental Health association, are budgeted at $3,074 of the total Home Savings & Loan Associa- | tion and Kings Mountain Savings | & Loan Association were hosts at | the kick-off luncheon Don Jones, schools superintend- ent and drive chairman, welcomed | the group, recognized division | chairmen and gave a break-down | on quota assignments, The indus- | workers | i RETIRES — Lt. Cmdr. Lee Wells, native pf Kings Mountain, has retired after 30 years service with the U. S. Navy. The retired officer enlisted at the age of 14. Kearney Veteran 30-Year Retiree Lt. Cmdr Aaron Lee Wells, ial Zroup acepted 55 percent of | who enlisted in the Navy in 1949 d le- Smith,. of at the age of 14 and by the time national presented the industrial chairman, Marvin | Teer, with cash and pledges for, $2750, which he said is $400 more than the Duplex - International | employer - employee contribution of last year. Woodrow Ross, a Carolina Unit- ed Fund director of which the| Kings Mountain United Fund is | a member, presented a concise | film detailing the various serv- | ices United Fund contributions | provide. These are the budget figures for | local agencies: Ministerial Help- ing Hand $3600, Boy Scouts Pied- | mont Council, $7972, American | Red Cross Cleveland County $5500, |s Girl Scouts Pioneer Council $3750, | Kings Mountain High School band | $2550, Cleveland County (Kings | Mountain) Rescue Squad $4584, Kings Mountain High School chorus $1400, and the Salvation Army $160C. Administrative costs are bud- geted at $500 and there is also budgeted a $569.72 contingency | fund. President J. C. Bridges declared at the luncheon, “We need all the help we can get. This is a record budget but every dime of it is needed.” Club Endorses Bond Vote [Bethware Progressive club Mon- day night unanimously endorsed the November 3 bond election for $850,000 for Cleveland County Technical Institute. Action followed Tech President Jim Petty and Cecil Gilliatt, a member of the board of directors, in which they pointed to the many ways Cleve- | land Tech serves the community | and gave some history of the school. i Myers Hambright, program | chairman, presented the two | addresses by The progress showing of the Buffalo Creek water treatment plant will be held Sunday after- noon from 2 to 4 o'clock. Mayor John Henry Moss said representatives of the contractors, engineers, and city officials will conduct a tour of the facilities which ‘are expected to put into service in the near future. Check-out of the water mains, seven miles of 24-inch steel line, continues. When this work is completed, the line will be sani- into service. “We hope all citizens will visit the treatment plant Sunday aft. ernoon, “Mayor Moss comment: ed. Progress Tour of Treatment Plant Sunday Afternoon, 2 to 4 o'clock i for any requiring it will be pro- tized and the plant will be put He said a special invitation goes to the city’s senior citizens and reminded that transportation vided by himself and the mem- bers of the city commission. Anyone desiring transportation should telephone the Mayor's office, Phone 739-2636. The Buffalo Creek plant is cap. able of furnishing Kings Moun- tain four million gallons of treat- ed water daily and is designed for expansion. Estimated cost of the plant, the 84-foot high dam, and water mains is 3,500,000, of which $450,000 is being provided, by a federal government grant. | there, he was 18 was a Navy Chief, has retired after 30 years of service. A native of Kings Mountain, Lt. Cmdr. Wells is a Special Ser- vice Officer in Concord, Califor- nia. He first reported to the Con- cord station in 1969 as a Family | Service Oll.icer. Lt. Cmdr. Wells, 44, served with the Destroyer Kearney, {which was torpedoed just prior to the entry of the United States in World War 11. ‘He plans to start another car- eer with the State of California | and recently received his final alute as a Naval Officer in ceremonies in Concord. Captain Leon Grabowski, Commander of the Naval Weapons Station conducted the ceremonies. Lit. Cmdr, Wells and his family now live in California He is a native of the Dixon community, son of the late Quinn Wells and brother of Harolq Wells of the Dixon community. Joyls Showing Billy Graham Film Joy Theatre is showing Billy Graham film, “For Pete's Sake” this weekend, Sunday through Tuesday. The Kings Mountain showing is sponsored by Kings Mountain Jaycees. the ‘| date trand’ers. 11 New Voters Registered In Township Saturday is the final day to register for the November 3 e- lection, On basis of registration activ- ity to date in No. 4 Township, 71 new voters will be able to take part in the general election. The registrars will be at the polling places again Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. to reg- ister new voters and accommo- A total of 36 lorged their names to the pollbogks Saturday with West Precinct, where Mrs. JH. Arthur is registrar, lead- ing with 20, followed by East Precinct, where Mrs. Nelle Cranford is registrar, with 10, followed by Bethware Precinct, where Mrs. J, A. E. Conner is registrar, with six. Registration places are West Kings Mountain Precinct at the Armory; East Precinct at City Hall; Grover Precinct at Grover Rescue Squad Building; and Bethware Precinct at Bethware school. The books will 24 ang October Day. Registration citizenship and residence within the state for one year and with- in the precinct one month. A 20-year-old who will observe his 21st birthday by November 3rd is eligible to register and | vote. | Persons desiring to vote ab- centee should make applications immediately with Ralph Gilbert chairman of the Cleveland Coun- ty Elections Board, Shelby. close Mus. Hambright's Rites Conducted Funeral rites for Mrs. Lena Turner Hambright, 88, of Grover, widow of Belle Peters Hambright whe died May 31, 1944, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. from Shiloh Presbyterian church of which she was a member. Mrs. Hambright died Tuesday morning at 3:45. a.m. in Cleveland Memorial hospital after a week's illness. She was daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mathias Turn- er. She is survived by one son, Bu- | ford Hambright of Grover; one daughter, Miss Mary Hambright of Grover; and one brother, Charles A. Turner of Charlotte. Rev. Robert A. Wilson, minister of the church, officiated at the final rites, assisted by Rev. James Neill. Interment was in Grover cemetery. PRESBYTERIAN “This Talk About Giving” will be the sermon topic of Dr. Paul Ausley at Sunday morn- ing worship services at 11 o'- clock at First Presbyterian church. LUTHERAN TOPIC ‘ The sermon subject Sunday at St, Matthew's Lutheran church will be “The Saddest October 31 is Challenge | | chairman, | vide the facilities Page In Reformation History.” Funeral Friday Veterans Office At New Building: The Kings Mountain oftice of C. Z. Falls, Cleveland County Veterans Service officer, has been moved from City Hall to the Neighborhood Facilities building on Cleveland avenue. Mr. Falls is in the Kings Mountain office each Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 pm: Democrats Say ‘Split Big Boxes The Democratic Executive com- mittee Monday asked that the county’s four largest precincts — West Kings Mountain, South Shel- by, Shelby 1 and Shelby 2 — be “judiciously divided in the best requirements are | interests of the people of Cleve- land County and of the spirit of | bi-partisan politics in the coun- ty”. Meantime, the committee asked that other precincts be retained | as they are. Cameron Ware, Democratic | commented, “It’s not | right to ask that citizens stand in line two hours or more to vote, as has happened, nor that elec- | tion officials work all night in| compiling returns. The four larg-1 est precincts shbuld He split.” Concerning retention of the oth- er 24 precincts “as are”, the reso- lution reads: “Whereas, the Democratic Par- ty of Cleveland County always has believed in the full partici- pation of every citizen in the priv- ilege of voting; and whereas, the Democratic Party believes that a full-time year-round registration system would insure that full participation by a greater major- ity of eligible citizens; “Let it be resolved that the Cleveland County Board of Com- missioners be requested to pro- and personnel to establish such a full-time reg- istration system, with the coop- eration and assistance of the Cleveland County Board of Elec- tions. “And whereas, the Democratic Party of Cleveland County always has recognized and respected the autonomy of each of the 28 pre- cinets, and whereas the Democra- tic Party realizes that the boun- daries of these precincts, with few ‘exceptions, were originally set up as sensible divisions of the coun- ty according to geography and population; and ‘whereas certain questions have been posed recent- ly as to the correctness of these divisions, both large and small; “Let it be resolved that the members of the Democratic Exe- cutive Committee of Cleveland County and the Democratic offic- (Continued On Page Eight) AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK SET — Next week is Aviericn Education Week and attention will be focused on the schools in special programs throughout the ‘week. In the photograph Mayor John H. Moss, center, signs an official proclamation as Superintendent Don Jones, left, ond Richard Greene, right, look on. Mr. Greene is principal of North school and president of the Kings Mountain Chapter of the NCAE which is sponsoring the week-long observance. Mr. Greene said parents are invited to visit the schools during the week. (Photo by Isaac Alexander) For W. K. Crook Stroke Fatal To Retired Garage Owner Funeral services for William Kenneth Crook, 72, retired auto mechanic, will be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock at Harris | Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Crook succumbed at 6 o'clock Wednesday - morning at Kings Mountain Hospital. He had suffered a stroke September 14 and was in the intensive . care unit of Charlotte Memorial hos- pital for four weeks until return- ed here. A native of York, S. C., son of William Pleasant and Mary Ford Crook, Mr. Crook was employed as a mechanic at the W. K. Mau- ney Ford company (where Dixon Chevrolet is now located) until he | owned his own business. When | the late Amos Dean opened Dean | Buseck company, the Buick firm |and Crook Garage shared quar- | ters. | In the early days of radio, Mr. Crook did sideline work as an | installation man. | He retired nine years ago, when { he underwent a successful opera- | tion for a brain tumor. He had { been in apparent good health and had been ablé’to play. golf. He wads a past. master of Fair- view Lodge AF & , a former Lion, and a Kiwanian, He was a member of Kings Mountain Bap- tist church and for many years sang tenor in the church choir. He was an “end man’ regular in community: minstrel shows. Surviving are his wife Ethel Mec- Gill Crook, a son Robert Cecil Crook, of College Park, Georgia, and a daughter Mrs. Norma Crook Powers, of Charlotte: Also surviv- ing are six grand-children and a great-grand-child. The funeral service willbe con- ducted by Rev. James Wilder and Dr. Charles Edwards. Active pallbearers will be Paul Mauney, C. Troy Carpenter, Bu- gene Roberts, Dr. O. P. Lewis, M. H. Biser and Wray Green. Suber Bid High On Phifer Acres Robert S. Suber, Jr, was high bidder Tuesday at $40.100 for the 131.65 acres of the late Martin Phifer property. First offered in 12 tracts the ag. gregate bid was $39,900. It was then offered in bloc. Commissioners George B. Thom- asson and C. B. Cash are selling the property under court order to settle the Phifer estate. Under terms of a commissioner sale, the bid remains open for ten days from confirmation. During that period, the bad may be in- creased by a minimum of $2055 (ten percent for the first $1000, five percent for each thousand thereafter). If the bid is raised, the property is readvertised and another sale conducted. POLICE TRAINEE . SAN ANTONIO — Airman Clarence M, Allison, nephew of Mrs. Florine Whittle of R.R. 2, Kings Mountain, has completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Tex. He is remaining at Lackland for training: as a sec- urity policeman. Airman Alli- son is a 1968 graduate of Kings ‘Mountain high school® and at- Jended Gaston College, Gaston- Blalock’s Park-Inn was hit by fire in the early hours of Wednes- day morning. It was discovered about 2:30 a.m. Charles E. Blalock, owner of the firm, said the fire marshal specu- lated that the fire originated from a television set in the southwest corner of .the building —where the fire appeared hottest. Firemen thought the fire might have originated from motors op- HOMECOMING QUEEN — Mrs. Gail Timms Smith ‘will be crowned Homecoming Queen at 1970 Homecoming festivities Friday night in John Gamble Memorial Football Stadium. , Homecoming Parade Friday Mrs. Gail Timms Smith, wife of Mike Smith and a senior at Kings Mountain high school, will reign as queen of the 1970 Home- coming in festivities at the high school Friday night. Crowning of Mrs. Smith and presentation of members of the Homecoming Court and Football Sponsors will be featured at 7:30 p/m. prior to the footbal game be- tween the Mountaineers of Kings Mountain high school and the Chargers of Crest high school. The game will get underway at 8 p.m. in John Gamble Memorial Foot- ball Stadium. Other members of the Home- coming Court are Donna Alexan- der, Priscila Burris, Brenda Byers and, Lyhn Finger. Senior §ponsors include: Mary Ann Bennett, who will spohsor Jack King, son of City* Commissioner and Mrs. Norman King: : Debfsie Burns, who will sponsor Ray .Hughes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ray Hughes. Lynn Cornwell, who will spon- sor Chuck Carpenter, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Carpenter, Jr. Kat Ervin, who will sponsor Johnny Hogue, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hogue, Sr. PARADE A Homecoming Parade will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. and will form on Gold street, going from Gold to Railroad, to U. S. 74 down Piedmont, Mountain street, Battleground avenue and returning up Gold. Mem- bers of the Homecoming Court and Sponsors will be featured. Sheila Greene, who will spon- sor Mike Swofford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard C. Swofford. Laura Ann Hudson, who will sponsor Carl Fulton, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Fulton, Jr. Stella Lee Neisler, who will sponsor Arthur Carroll, son of Mr. and Mrs. George N. Carroll, Sr. Anne Hunter Plonk, who will sponsor Geeper Howard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Howard. Becky Plonk, who will sponsor Bill Loftin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Major Loftin. Lynda Sellers, who will sponsor Terry Putnam, son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Putnam. “The Magnificents”, a dance band, will play for a student dance honoring the Homecoming Court from 10 until 12 p.m. in the student commons area of the high school. ERIDGES ABOARD SAMPLE USS SAMPLE Oct 8 —— Navy Petty Officer Second Class Ro- bert E. Bridges, son of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow H. Bridges of 5220 Midpines, Kings Moun- tain, is serving aboard the o- cean escort USS Sample in the Western Pacific. Blalock’ s Park-Inn Fire-Gutted, Was Leveled By Tornado in 1962 erating freezers. There was as yet no estimate of damage. Refrigerator glass was shatter. ed, rafters were burned, and in- ventory blackened. It was the second casualty loss the firm has sustained in eight and one-half years. In late May 1962, the Blalock’s Park-Inn build. ing was leveled by a tornado. Kings Mountain firemen fought the blaze for several hours before bringing it under control.

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