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Kings Mountain's Reliabie Newspapox
VOL 83 No. 11
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, March 16, 1972
PRICE TEN CENTS
New Law Delays Project Apptoval
Open At Precincts
PHA ‘^Red Ink"
An cimendment 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 Ol
sen, exeloutive. director, was quot
ed as saying the Shelby Author
ity revenues will be pai^ an es-
Mr. Olsen was quoted, “The
housing department is now oper
ating with a deficit. We’re receiv
ing at)out $20 per month per
unit below what is required to
show financial feasibility.”
Kings Mountain has‘200 units,
150 under the conventional PHA
program and 50 le.ascd units.
Shelby has slightly more than
The. amendment to the act
provided that recipients of sOtial
service (welfare) payments cat>'
not pay more than one fourth
of their income in rent to PHA,
as previously applied to aU ten
ants. Under the new amendment,
a welfare recipient cannot have
his welfare check cut due to a
cut In rent.
k “In one instance,” Mr. Harper
Ptclated, ‘a widow with sole in
come of her $78 per montti wel
fare check has had her rent re
duced from $35 per mer.th to
By MABTIN HABMON
Second phase approval of the
Cansler street urban renewal pro
ject is being held up due to a
new law increasing cost of re- f
local ions In tiie llO-atte area.
This was the Information Joe
Laney, directer of the Redevelop
ment commission, was given at
a conference with area officials
of the Department of Housing and
, Urban Development in Greensboro :
The effect of the new law is
twofold; 1) re-location cost for- ■
merly a sejwate item outside
the project base budget, was
paid in full by the federal gov-
ernmeml; 2) the re-location cost,
expected to jump from an esti
mated $426,000 to more than
$700,000. becomes a part of the
budget and will add a fourth of
whatever the total proves to be
to the city’s 25 percent shave of
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
lina. I '
Mrs. Haynes, sister of Will
Goins and half-sister of Mrs.
Josephine McAbee, both of Kings
Mountain, died ’Tuesday in an
Anderson hospital. ’
She was a native of Shelby,
daughter of the late Martin and
Janie Washburn Goins. She was
widow of Rex Haynes.
MAM OF MONTH — Michael
W. Falls has been selected as
Man of the Month for Febiu-
oiy by Western and Southern
Life Insiuonce Company.
Michael .W. iFalls, representa
tive of the Western and South
ern Life Insurance Company for
flie Shelhy district, has been se
lected as Man olf the Month for
the month of February, 1972, by
Mr. .Falls is recognized -for his
ooitstandrtng service to his policy
iholders and the insuring public.
Mr. Falls, a native of .Cleve
land county, attehded Lattimore
elementary school and is a gradu
ate of Hargrave Military Aca
demy, Chatham, Virginia. |
(He joined fWestem and South
ern after serving two years in
Mr. Falls resides on (Route 3,
Shelby, with his wife, Jo Falls.
The city can pay its share of
the $3-'plus million project by "in
kind” contributions and was 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 maximulm of $5000
and has been increased on a vari
able schedule related to property
values and building costs in a
paiTtlcular community to a maxi
mum of $15,000.
For renters, some assistance in
purchase of new homes.
Both home-owners and renters
must qualify credit-wise and in-
cclme-wise, Mr. Laney concluded.
Final rites for James Earl
Mitchem. 63, will be conducted
Thursday at 3 pjin. at Harris
•Funeral Home chapel.
Mr. Mitehem, retired employee
kof Majgrace Mill, died "at his
F holme Tuesday morning at 9
He was a son of the l-afe Mr.
o’clock. He had been in iTThealth.
and Mrs. Alonzo Mitchem and a
memIbcT of Malcedonia Baptist
Surviving are his wife Nina
Eskew Mitchelm, a son, James H.
Mdtohem,, and a daughter Mrs.
Ous Hartsoe, Jr. Also surviving
are two brothers, Charles and
Howard Mitchem, and a sister,
Mrs. B. P. Jackson, all of Kings
Mountain. Eight granddhildiren
'Rev. L. D. Scruggs will conduct
the service and burial will be In
Mountain Rest cemetery.
The city commission Tuesday
moved to proceed with construc
tion of a new electrical substa
tion on Ford street.
Tlie new delivery station will
have a 3,000 kilowatt capacity
initially and will be increa^ to
7,200 kilowatts during the next
few years. Funds for the station
are already budgeted.
Electrical Supt. Earl Turtryfill,
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
Southiwoods Sub - Division, 90
homes; Chesterfield Arms, 50
homes; Northwoods, 30 homes;
nine public housing projects; Roy
al Villa; L & L Hosiery, Wilcb
Truck, LynnTex Mills, FrederUck-
son Motor Express, Oxford Indus
tries, K Mills, North school. Com
munity Center, new ball park.
Duplex Mill, Mr. Sweet, A^ley
Park, Georgetown Apartments,
Gold Street Apartments, artd oth
ers for reibutiding 50 transfommeis
and other electrical work in the
Cops Top Prize
'Mrs. J. (H. Arthur’s afghan
took '■'Eest Entry” award in the
crafts division of the District IV
■Fine Arts Festival here Saturday
at the Woman’s club.
The icings Mountain woman
also copped a first place award
-for her needlepoint by pattern
and a first place award in the
category for atghans.
Other Kings 'Mountain women
v/hb received prizes were: Mrs.
(Bill Fulton, red ribbon, rugmak
ing; Mrs. Paul McGinnis, blue
ribbon, quilting; and Mrs. Grady
I’oward, blue ribbon, crocheting.
!FTrst place winners -are enter
ed In state competition later this
Mrs. Haywood E. Lynch of
Kings -Mountaii’ Is District IV
president. District Fine Arts
chairman is Mrs. James Caliendo
PRESIDENT ELECT — Joseph R.
Smith has been elected preei-
dent of the Kings Mountain
Rotozy club for the coming year.
He will succeed Joe Laney.
Joseph R. Smith, executive vice
president of Kings 'Mountain Sav
ings & Loan association, has
(been elected president of the
Kings M'ountiain Rotary olub for
the coming' year. He will suc
ceed Joe Laney.
Other new otfioers will Include
(Ben (joforth, second viefe-^resi-
dent; Bob Webster, settethry-
treasurer; Alfred Grlgg, assist
ant secretary-treasurer; Rev. Ed
win Chriscoe, chaplain; Ed High
tower, sergeant-at-arms; and
Dick Shaney, John Bedford, Bob
iLeftwleh and Kyle Smith, direc
The new officers will begin
their duties in July.
Education Board To Meet Monday;
Atkinson Supporters Will Appear
'An early-morninig 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 damages.
The barn, owned by Paul, Joe
and Hunter Neisler, was nearly
destroyed when firemen from
Kings Mountain and Bethlehem
■arrived on the scene.
;Dcan Westmjoreland, Grover
native and teacher at Kings
'Moimtain high school, has been
named chaiiman of the state
steering committee of the Politi
cal Action Committee for Educa
PAiCIE is the political arm of
the N. C. Association of Educa
tors of which Westmoreland
serves as District H director.
PAOE, which 'has more than
54,000 members throughout the
state, was authorized by unani
mous vote of NCA'E members at
its convention last ye^r in Char
Aim of the organization is to
seek act and support candidates
■favorable to pUblic education on
the state and local levels.
A graduate of Appalachian
Slate 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 merrtbers of Trinity Epis
To New Voters
Voter registration bo' -ks for the
May 6tli Democratic primary will
open at polling places through
out the county Saturday.
Registrars will be at the poll
ing places on Saturday, MarcJi
18tih, Saturday, March 23th and
Saturday, April 1.
No. 4 Township polling places
are East Kings Mountain at City
Hall, West Kings Mountain at
the National Guard Atmory, Gro
ver at Grover Rescue Squad and
Bethware at Beithware school.
(Mrs. Nelle Cranford, E. Kings
M'cuntain registrar, said new vot
ers may register from 9 a.m. un
til 5 p.hi. each Saturday. Regis
trar at West Kings Mountain pre
cinct 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
resident® should notay Mrs. Bren
da Hamilton, secretary to the
Cleveland County Board of Elec
tions, Shelby. Registrars -at the
polling plB'ces here will be tak
ing only the names of new voters,
as the pollbooiks will remain at
.flw ye?i-round offices of tha
Boara cj’BhNlrtdA’lirafe^ un
til Challenge Day .^ii 8th when
books will be in the hands ot
It costs ngrthing to register and
n'o literacy tests stre 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. iMrs. Cranford point
ed out that 18-21 year-olds are
eligible to vote in the first pri
■mary, but orily if they are regls
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, who
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.ra.
Christy Ann Bowen, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. iRoibert Bowen
of Barrett Road, Kings Mountain,
is the 1672 spelling champion at
Miss Bowen, who missed only
one word out of 1(X), will repre
sent her school at the district
She is in Mrs. Willie Patter
son’s sixth 'grade.
’’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 chu/ch.
Here March 28
The Erskine Choraleers of Er-
skine college df Due West, S. C.,
will present a concert at Boyce
Memorial ARiP church here on
MarcSi 27th -at 8 pm.
'Mr. and Mrs. Norman McGill,
co-presidents of the Kings Moun
tain Alumni chapter invite the
Kings Mountain arrea citizens to
hear the young people. Excerpts
from the Mozart ’^Requiem” and
selections by William Byrd, An
ton Bruckner, Franz Schubert
and Ralplh Vaughn-Wllliams will
ibe played, among others.
'Prior to the concert, a covered
dish supper will be served at
6:’30 p. m. in the church fellow
In Phi Theta Kappa
MURPHEElSiBORO. — 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 Mo'untain high school.
Memibership In the national hon
orary scholastic organization is
open to students with at least a
B average'Who are recommend
ed byr a faculty committee. Fifty-
one students were named. The
spring enrollment at the Baptist
two-year, eo-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 orcliids will be ava'ilable
at W. Myers Rrinting Company
wiU be pick-up station for the
Sufiporters 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 sot for 7 pjm.
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 weeks aso. Citizens seek
ing Atkinson’s ouster have been
circulating at least three peti
tions tisking the board to dis
charge Atkinson from his duties.
A spokesman for tSie group op
posing Atkinson said Wednesday
they have no plans to atten'd
Monday night's Sdhool board
Supt. Jones said the full agen
da for the meeting has not yet
been determined. He did say,
though, that the board wij'l dis
cuss the present conditions at the
high sohool and will also talk
albout the sohool calendar.
Nick Galifianakis, candidate foi
the U. S. Senate, will bring his
campaign to Kings Mountain and
Cleveland County today.
He will tour the business dis
trict here between 3:15 and 4:15
prni., begi-nning his visit at the
office of Attorney George B. Tho-
masson, a former law ^school
At 4:30 pjm. Galifianakis_will
open his Cleveland (^ou-nTy head
quarters at Hotel Charles on War-
ren street in Shelly.
Bill Lamb of Shelby is county
Helen Eakei Wanen "Guinea Pig'
Foi Arthritis Research Project
JOINS SHELBY FIRM-Franklin
E. Hinson has Joined the Shel
by iirm of C. Crawford ^urphy
orchitect as senior production
C. Crawford Murphy, architect
anneunaes the expansion and re
location of his offices in the
Linebenner ht;lldiivg 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 at
Kings Mountain high school and
Gaston Technical Institute after
which he olned 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, De(b-
bie, live on Joe’s Lake Road in
A former Kings Mountain citi
zen, Helen Baker Warren of Hick
ory, is a ’’guinea pig” for a state
research project seating the
cause of arthritis.
The daughter of Mir. and Mrs.
Lafayette Baker of Kings Moun
tain, a reg-lstered 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 has been Informed tests
show she is a carrier of diptheria
aird is now on a liquid diet with
Mcs. Warren has lequred 45
vl.als of blood samples from rela
tives here, including her parents
and brothers and sisters and
their children, in tests to prolbe
into 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 Mrs.
Mrs. Warren is one of two vbJ-
un'teoTs for the Tar Heel pro-
grainy—'her roomlmate Is a woman
from Virginia)—who are being
studied for clues to arthritis and
ways to improve treatment of the
For Mrs. Styers. 92
Mrs. W. F. Styers received
birthday 'g.-cetings 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 been alble to return to
Gastonia after being hospitalized
three months in the Kings Moun
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 joelL McDaniel Jr. of Kirtgs
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 unalble to attend.
'Mrs. Styers, a native 'of
■Kings Mountain, is the former
iPearl Long. She is widow of W.
HOSPITAL GIFT — Miss Mary Alice McDomiel, left odbove, presi
dent of tbe Kings Mountain Junior Woman's club presents check
for SSOO to Kings Mountain Hospital Administrator Grady How
ard os club secretory Mrs. Jim Downey looks on. The club is the
initial donor to the hospital's projected two-bed Intensive Coro
nary Core UniL (Herald Photo by Jim Belt)
Gets $500 Gift
Kirtgs Mountain Junior Wom
an’s club, with a $500 contribu
tion, is initial donor to the Kings
Mountain Hospital’s peojected
addition to its IntonsKe Coronary
Care Unit estimated to cost
■Administrator Grady Howard
acknowledged the clubwomen’s
gift this week and outlineid the
plans for the addition which
would up the unit to two beds.
It now has one.
Mr. Howard said the Kings
Mountain Klwanis club has ear-
markfHl 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 ot
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 this unit to four (4) beidis
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 Sectronilcally
and note any change in the pa
tient’s condition as it occurs. This
unit will be mianned by nurses
who have had special training in
this type of care. The room will
■be so arranged that she will ha^■e
visual control of the patients at
all times, and at the same time
Continued On Page Six
GRADUATE — Steve L. Wright
has received his B.S. in Indus
trial Management from West
Georgia college near 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 12rh
from West Georgia college near
A graduate of 'Kings Mountain
hl.h school, he attended the
attended the Georgia Institute of
Technology’s Ehrgiheering exten
sion division where he graduated
with a degree in Industrial 'En
gineering in 1968. He is currerit-
ly emp-loyed with the State Voca
tional School system as an In
structor of mechani'cal and arch
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 Aimerilean Legion
Saturday night from 9 until 12
Funeral Seivices Friday at 2
For Mis. Zella Dennis Gantt
Funeral services tor Mrs. Zella
Dennis Gantt, widow of WlHIain
M'oKlrtley Gantt, will be conduct
ed Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock
at Central United Methodist
cSiurch, of which she was a mem
Mrs. Gantt succumbed at 5
o’clock Wedne.sday morning at
Kings Mountain hoT>ital, where
she was admitted Monday follow
ing a suspected heart attack.
(Mis. 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.
auid Mrs. A. B. Dennis.
Surviving arc 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 Denn-is,
Miami, Fla.: and three sisters,
Mrs. Herman Stevens .Leicester,
Mrs. Harold Mills a^ Mrs. Fill
more Freoman, bolK-oT Asheville;
and two grandsons.
The family will receive friends
at Harris Funeral Home Thtws-
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