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VOL. 83 No. II
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, March 16, 1972
PRICE TEN CENTS
New Law Delays Project Approval
PHA “Red Ink”
o Cut Revenues
An amendment to the public
housing law, passed last year,
will cut current fiscal year reve-
nues of Kings Mountain Public
Housing Authority, Inc., about
$10,000 per year but will not put
the authority in the red, Thomas
W. Harper, executive director,
This is in contrast to the situa-
tion in Shelby, where Harley Cl-
sen, exeoutive. director, was quot.
ed as saying the Shelby Author
ity revenues will be pared an es-
Mr. Olsen was quoted, “The
housing department is now oper-
ating with a deficit. We're receiv-
ing about $20 per month per
unit below what ig required to
show financial feasibility.”
Kings Mountain has 200 units,
150 under the conventional PHA
program and 50 leased units.
Shelby has slightly more than
The. amendment to the act
- provided that recipients of social
service (welfare) payments can-
not pay more than one fourth
of their income in rent to\PHA,
as previously applied to all ten-
ants. Under the new amendment,
a welfare recipient cannot have
his welfare check cut due to a
cut in rent.
“In one instance,” Mr. Harper
@ ciated, ‘a widow with sole in-
come of her $78 per month wel-
fare check has had her r
duced from $35 per m=:
Funeral services for Mrs. Ger-
tie Goins Haynes, 73, will be held
Thursday afternoon at 4 p. m
from Unity Baptist Holiness
church in Anderson, South Caro-
Mrs. Haynes, sister of Will
Goins and half-sister of Mrs.
Josephine McAbee, both of Kings
Mountain, died Tuesday in an
She was a native of Shelby,
daughter of the late Martin and
Janie Washburn Goins. She was
widow of Rex Haynes.
. Final rites for James Earl
Mitchem, 63, will be conducted
Thursday at 3 p.m. at Harris
Funeral Home chapel,
Mr. Mitchem, retired employee
of Maigrace Mill, died “at his
home Tuesday morning at 9
He was a son of the late Mr.
o'dlock. He had been in ill health.
and Mrs. Alonzo Mitchem and a
member. of Macedonia Baptist
Surviving are his wife Nina
Eskew Mitcheim, a son, James H.
Mitchem,, and .a daughter Mrs.
Gus Hartsoe, Jr. Also surviving
are two brothers, Charles and
Howard Mitchem, and a sister,
Mrs. B. P. Jackson, all of Kings
Mountain. Eight grandchildren
Rev. L. D. Scruggs will conduct
the service and burial will be in
Mountain Rest cemetery.
MAN OF MONTH — Michael
W. Falls has been selected as
Man of the Month for Febru-
ary by Western and Southern
Life Insurance Company.
Michael W. Falls, representa-
tive of the Western and South-
ern Life Insurance Company for
the Shelby district, has been se-
lacted us Man of the Month for
the month of February, 1972, by
Mr. Falls is recognized for his
outstanding service to his policy
tholders and the insuring public.
Mr. Falls, a native of Cleve-
land county, attended Lattimore
elementary school‘and is a gradu-
ate . of Hargrave Military Aca-
demy, Chatham, Virginia. |
He joined Western and South-
ern after serving two years in
Mr. Falls resides on Route 3,
Shelby, with his wife, Jo Falls.
> New Sub-Station
The city commission Tuesday
moved to proceed with construc-
tion of a new electrical substa-
tion on Ford street.
The new delivery station will
have a 3,000 kilowatt capacity
initially ‘and will be increased to
7,200 kilowaitts during the next
few years. Funds for the station
are already budgeted.
Electrical Supt. Earl Turbyfill,
in a report to the commission on
the system’s growth during the
past three years, called attention
to growing electrical require-
ments, pointing to capacity deliv-
ery of 7200 KW at the Gaston
street sub-station, He pointed to
line extensions to new businesses,
industry, apartments including
Southwoods Sub - Division, 90
homes; Chesterfield Arms, 50
homes; Northwoods, 30 homes;
nine public housing projects; Roy-
al Villa; L & L Hosiery, Wilco
Truck, LynnTex Mills, Frederick-
son Motor Express, Oxford Indus-
tries, K Mills, North school, Com-
munity Center, new ball park,
Duplex Mill, Mr. Sweet, Ashley
Park, Georgetown Apartments,
Gold Street Apartments, and oth-
ers for rebuilding 50 transformers
and other electrical work in the
Education Board To Meet Monday;
Atkinson Supporters Will Appear
Supporters of Kings Mountain
High School principal Jake At-
kinson will have spokesmen at
Monday night's monthly meeting
of the city board of education.
The meeting is set for 7 pm.
at the school administration
Supt. Donald Jones said he ex-
pects “not more than three”
spokesmen to appear before the
board to urge the school heads to
retain principal Atkinson.
Atkinson has been under fire
from several citizens following a
racial fight at the high ‘school
three weekg ago. Citizens seek-
ing Atkinson's ouster have been
circulating at least three peti-
tions asking the board to dis-
charge Atkinson from his duties.
A spckesman for the group op
posing Atkinson said Wednesday
they have no plans to attend
Monday night's school board
Supt. Jones said the full agen-
da for the meeting has not yet
been determined. He did say,
though, that the board will dis-
cuss the present conditions at the
high school and will also talk
about the school calendar.
By MARTIN HARMON
Second phase approval of the
Cansler street urban renewal pro-
ject is being held up due to a
new law increasing cost of re
locations in the 1i0-acre area.
This was the information Joe
Laney, directcr of the Redevelop:
ment commission, was given at
a conference with area officials
Open At Precincts
of the Department of Housing and
¢ . Urban Development in Greensboro |
The effect of the new law is
twosold: 1) relocation cost for-
merly a separate item outside
the project base budget,
paid in full by the federal gov-
ernment; 2) the re-location cost,
expected’ to jump from an est
mated $426,000 to more than
$700,000, becomes a part of the ;
budget and will add a fourth of j
whatever the total proves to be
to the city’s 25 percent shace of §
The city can pay its share of
the $34plus million project by “in
kind” contributions and wag al-
ready overpaid by that method,
Mr. Laney said, adding, “We're
penciling to see what the differ-
ence will be and how much the
city will be credited for razing
The new law, passed by Con-
gress last year, will prove a bo-
nanza for the displaced.
The maximum payment for re-
locating home-owners who re
build was a maximum of $5000
and has been increased on a vari-
able schedule related to property
values and building costs in a
particular community to a maxi
mum of $15,000. v
For renters, some assistance in
purchase of new homes.
Both home-owners and renters
must qualify credit-wise and in-
ccme-wise, Mr. Laney concluded.
Cops Top Prize
Mrs. J. H. Arthur's afghan
took “Best Entry” award in the
crafts division of the District IV
Fine Arts Festival here Saturday
at the Woman's club.
The Kings Mountain = woman
also copped a first place award
for her needlepoint by pattern
and a first place award in the
category for afizhans.
Other Kings Mauntain women
who received prizes were: Mrs.
(Bill Fulton, red ribbon, rugmak-
ing; Mrs. Paul McGinnis, blue
ribbon, quilting; and Mrs. Grady
foward, blue ribbon, crocheting.
First place winners are enter-
ed in state competition later this
Mrs. ITaywoed E. Liynch of
Kings Mountais is = District IV
president. District Fine Arts
chairman is Mrs. James Caliendo
An early-morning fire Wed-
nesday destroyed an old barn
used for storage near the Mar-
‘A spokesman for the Kings
Mountain fire department said
the blaze was spotted about 4:25
a: m, by two men driving along
highway 74 between Kings Moun-
tain and Shelby.
Cause of the fire is not known,
nor is the damazes.
The barn, owned by Paul, Joe
and Hunter Neisler, was nearly
destroyed when firemen from
Kings Mountain and Bethlehem
arr‘ved on the scene.
Nick Galifianakis, candidate for
the U. S. Senate, will bring his
campaign to Kings Mountain and
Cleveland County today.
He will tour the businesg dis-
trict here between 3:15 and 4:15
pm., beginning his visit at the
office of Attorney Geonge B. Tho-
masson, a former law _school
At 4:30 pm. Galifianakis will
open his Cleveland County head-
quarterg at Hotel Charles on War:
ren street in Shelly.
Bill Lamb of Shelby is' county
To New Voters
Voter registration bocks for the
May 6th Democratic primary will
open at polling places through-
out the county Saturday.
Registrars will be at the poll-
ing places on Saturday, March
18th, Saturday, March 25th and
Saturday, April 1.
No. 4 Township polling places
are East Kings Mountain at City
Hall, West Kings Mountain at
the National Guard Ammory, Gro-
ver at Grover Rescue Squad and
Bethware at Bethware school.
Mrs. Nelle Cranford, E. Kings
~ Mountain registrar, said new vot-
PRESIDENT-ELECT — Joseph R.
Smith has been elected presi-
dent of the Kings Mountain
Rotary club for the coming year.
He will succeed Joe Laney.
Joseph R. Smith, exeautive vice
president of Kings Mountain Sav-
ings & Loan association, has
been elected president. of the
Kings Mountain Rotary club for
the coming year. He will suc
ceed Joe Laney.
Other new officers will include
“Robert Kingery, 4 1
Ben Goforth, second vigep
dent; Bob Webster; secretiry-
treasurer; Alfred Grigg, 'assist-
ant secretary-treasurer; Rev. Ed-
win Chriscoe, chaplain; Ed High-
tower, sergeant-at-arms; a nd
Dick Shaney, John Bedford, Bob
Leftwich and Kyle Smith, direc-
The new officers
their duties in July.
Dean Westmoreland, Grover
native and teacher at Kings
Mountain high school, has been
named chaiiman of the state
steering committee of the Politi-
cal Action Committee for Educa-
PACE is the political arm of
the N. C. Association of Educa-
tors of which Westmoreland
serves as District IT director.
PACE, which has more than
54,000 members throughout the
state, was authorized by unani-
mous vote of NICAE members at
its convention last year in Char-
Aim of the organization is to
seek out and support candidates
favorarle to public education on
the state and local levels.
A graduate of Appalachian
State University, Westmoreland
is a U. S. army veteran. Before
joining the KMHS faculty, he
taught at West Mecklenburg
high schol in Charlotte.
He is married to the former
Carolyn Lee of Cnoway, S. C. and
they are members of Trinity Epis-
“For Or Against Me” will be
the sermon topic of Dr. Paul
Ausley at Sunday morning wor-
ship service at 11 o'clock at
First Presbyterian chudtch,
ers may register from 9 am. un-
til 5 p.m. each Saturday. Regis:
trar at West Kingg Mountain pre-
cinet will be Mrs, J. H. Arthur.
Mrs. J. B. Ellis will register new
Grover voters and Mrs. J. A. E.
Conner will register new Beth.
ware area voters. These are same
registration officials who served
during the last election.
Citizens who have moved their
residence should notify Mrs. Bren
da Hamilton, secretary to the
Cleveland County Board of Elec
tions, Shelby, Registrars at the
polling places here will be tak
ing only the names of new voters,
= the Polibookcs will remain at
tl. Bo Day April 8th when
books will’ be in the hands of
It costs nething to register and
no literacy tests are required.
New voters or new residents in
the county must get their names
on the books to vote. However,
anyone who already is registered
to vote in a general election need
not register. Mrs. Cranford point-
ed out that 18-21 year-olds are
eligible to vote in the first pri
mary, but only if they are regis
tered. Some 17-year-olds also can
vote in the primary—if their 18th
birthday comes before the Nov. 7
general election. Anyone can reg-
ister who is a U, S. citizen, wha
is at least 18 by the date of the
Nov. 7 general election, and who
has been a resident of this state
for at least one year and of his
precinct for at least 30 days.
Year-round registration is open
at the Cleveland County Board
of Elections office in the court
house Monday through = Friday
from 8 am. to noon and from 1
to 5 p.m.
Here March 28
The Erskine Choraleers of Er-
skine college of Due West, S. C.,
will present a concert at Boyce
Memorial ARP church here on
March 27th at 8 p. m.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman McGill,
co-presidents of the Kings Moun-
tain Alumni chapter invite the
Kings Mountain area citizens to
hear the young people. Excerpts
from the Mozart “Requiem” and
selections by William Byrd, An-
ton Bruckner, Franz Schubert
and Ralph VaughnWilliams will
be played, among others.
Prior to the concert, a covered
dish supper will be served at
6:30 p. m. in the church fellow-
Helen Eaker Warren "Guinea Pig"
For Arthritis Research Project
A former Kings Mountain citi-
zen, Helen Eaker Warren of Hick-
ory, is a “guinea pig” for a state
research project seeking the
cause of arthritis.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Lafayette Eaker of Kings Moun-
tain, a registered nurse on the
operating room staff at Hickory
Memorial hospital, entered North
Carolina Memorial hospital at
+ Chapel Hill four weeks ago.
With four more weeks remain-
ing, she hag been informed tests
show she is a carrier of diptheria
and is now on a liquid diet with
Mrs, Warren has requred 45
vials of blood samples from rela-
tives here, including her parents
and brothers and sisters and
their children, in tests to probe
intn the cause of arthritis and if
hereditary, said her sister, Mrs.
An arthritis patient for 10
years, Mrs, Warren does not
have the crippling kind, says Mis.
Mrs. Warren is one of two vol-
unteerg for the Tar Heel pro
gram—her roommate is a woman
from Virginial—who are being
studied for clues to arthritis and
ways to improve treatment of the
of the .
JOINS SHELBY FIRM-Franklin
E. Hinson has joined the Shel-
by firm of C. Crawford Murphy
architect as senior production
C. Crawford Murphy, architect
anncunces the expansion and re-
location of his offices in the
Linebenzer hcilding on the court
square in Shelby. In the expan-
sion Franklin E. Hinson has
joined the firm as senior produc-
tion draftsman. Assisting him
will be L. Edward Smith as
Mr. Hinson is a graduate of
Kings Mountain high schocl and
Gaston Technical Institute after
which he oined the firm of Wil-
ber, Kedrick, Workman and
Warren of Charlotte. He and his
wife, Jane, reside on Woodside
Drive in Kings Mountain with
their three children, Jeff, Chris,
Mr. Smith is a graduate of
Shelby high school and Catawba
Valley Technical Institute. He
was. employed by Harrell and
Clark of Hickory before oining
the firm. He and his wife, Deb-
bie, live on Joe’s Lake Road in
Christy pe Bowen, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bowen
of Barrett Road, Kings Mountain,
is the 1¢72 spelling champion at
Miss Powen, who missed cnly
one word out of 100, will repre-
sent her school at the district
She is in Mrs. Willie Patter-
son’s sixth grade.
In Phi Theta Kappa
MURFREESBORO. — Nathan
Sanders of Kings Mountain, has
been named to Phi Theta Kappa
at Chowan college.
Sanders is enrolled in the music
curriculum and is a graduate of
Kings Mountain high school.
Membership in the national hon-
orary scholastic organization is
open to students with at least a
B average:who are recommend:
ed by’ a faculty committee, Fifty-
one students were named. The
spring enrollment at the Baptist
two-year, co-educational college
was just under 1,300.
Kings. Mountain Jaycees are
now accepting orders for Easter
orchids and Chairman Jim Belt
said white, green, orange and
baby orchids will be available
at $4. Myers Printing Company
will be pick-up station for the
For Mrs. Styers, 92
Mrs. W. F. Styers received
birthday greetings from President
Nixon and from ‘Governor Bob
Scott on her 92nd birthday Wed-
The Kings Mountain woman
spent a quiet day with relatives
and former neighbors at Green
‘Briar Rest Home in Gastonia
where she is recuperating from a
broken hip and complications.
She has heen able to return to
Gastonia after being hospitalized
three months in the Kings Maun-
Her daughters and sons-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Dickie Tate of
Kings Mountain and Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Lewis of Gastonia,
and her foster children, Mrs.
[Billie Sue Edison of Gastonia
and yoe H. McDaniel Jr. of Kings
Mountain, helped her cut a deco-
rated birthday cake. Mrs. Styers’
two sons, Bruce of Hagerstown,
Md, and John Styers of Hamp-
ton, Va., were unable to attend.
Mrs. Styers, a native of
Kings Mountain, is the former
Pearl Long. She is widow of W.
HOSPITAL GIFT — Miss Mary Alice McDaniel, left above, presi-
dent of the Kings Mountain Junior Woman'’s club presents check
for $500 to Kings Mountain Hospital Administrator Grady How-
ard as club secretary Mrs. Jim Downey looks on. The club is the
initial donor to the hospital's projected two-bed Intensive Coro-
nary Care Unit.
Gets $500 Gift
Kings Mountain Junior Wom-
an’s club, with a $500 contribu-
tion, is initial’ donor to the Kings
Mountain = Hospital's
addition to its Intensive Coronary
Qare Unit estimated to cost
Administrator Grady Howard
acknowledged ‘the clubwomen’s
gift this week and outlined the
plans for the addition which
would up the unit to two beds.
It now has one.
Mr. Howard said the Kings
Mountain Kiwanis club has ear:
marked all proceeds from its up-
coming talent show to the pro-
Additionally, Miss Mary Alice
McDaniel, president of the Junior
Woman's club, said proceeds from
the 1972 community birthday cal-
endar project of the club will al-
so be applied to the hospital pro-
Mr. Howard said renovation of
one room, enlarging the area
and electrical work is included
in the plans.
Said Mr. Howard: - “These funds
will be used to establish and
equip a two (2) bed Intensive
Coronary Care Unit. The hospital
feels that this unit will satisfy
a growing community need for
this type service and will provide
a more effective means for man-
agement and treatment of various
heart diseases. It is visualized,
and plans have been made to en-
large thig unit to four (4) beds
as the need is indicated. The unit
will contain a heart monitor at
each bed, whereby, the nurse in
charge can remotely follow the
patient's heart beat electronically
and note any change in the pa-
tient's condition as it occurs. This
unit. will be manned by nurses
who have had special training in
this type of care. The room will
be so arranged that she will have
visual control of the patients at
all times, and at the same time
Continued On Page Six
(Herald Photo by Jim Belt)
GRADUATE — Steve L. Wright
has received his B.S. in Indus-
trial Management from West
Georgia college nedr Atlanta.
Wins BS Degree
Steve L. Wright, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Craig Arrowood of
Kings ‘Mountain, received his
Bachelor of Science degree in In-
dustr'al Management March 12th
from West ‘Georgia college near
A graduate of Kings Mountain
hi:h school, he attended the
attended the Georgia Institute of
Technology's Engineering exten-
sion division where he graduated
with a degree in Industrial En-
gineering in 1968. He is current-
ly employed with the State Voca-
tional School system as an in-
structor of mechanical and anch-
itectural drafting and design and
is also associated with Executive
Management Consultants, Inc. of
LEGION DANCE ~
“The Laradoes” will play for
an American Legion dance
pm. at the American Legion
Saturday night from 9 until 12
Funeral Services Friday at 2
For Mrs. Zella Dennis Gantt
Funeral services for Mrs. Zella
Dennis Gantt, widow of William
McKinley Gantt, will be conduct:
ed Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock
at Central United Methodist
church, of which she was a mem:
Mrs. Gantt succumbed at 5
o'clock Wednesday morning at
Kings Mountain hcespital, where
she was admittea Monday follow-
ing a suspected heart attack.
Mrs. Gantt's late husband was
a Kings Mountain grocer, who
died July 28, 1959.
She was active for many years
in garden club work and was a
certified judge of floral contests.
She was a daughter of the Rev.
and Mrs. A, B. Dennis.
Surviving are a daughter Mrs.
Nan Jean Gantt Grant, of Grover;
four brothers, Wesley Dennis, Sav-
annah, Ga., Howard Dennis, Ath-
ens, Tennessee, Cherry Grove
Beach, S. C., and Clyde Dennis,
Miami, Fla.: and three sisters,
Mrs. Herman Stevens Leicester,
Mrs. Harold Mills and Mrs. Fill:
more Freeman, both Gf Asheville;
and two grandsons.
The family will receive friends
at Harris Funeral Home Thurs-
day night from 7 to 9 o'clock.
The rites will be conducted by
the pastor, Rev, Paschal Waugh,
and two former pastors, Rev.
Howard Jordan and Rev. J. B. Mc-
Interment will be in the family
mausoleum in Mountain Rest