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THE THURSDAY EDITION
VOL. 88 NO. 18
THURSDAY, MARCH 8,1*77
For Deal, Davidson
By TOM MCINTYRE
aty CommlsBlcners accepted and
approved plana tor a ahort-range
development of recreation faclUtlea
tor Davldaon and Deal Parka
Monday night created by Oardner
Oldley and Aaaoclatea, recrea
tional plannera of Wlnaton - Salem.
Ualng large llne-drawlnga of the
propoaed maater plan for Davldaon
Park and “Deal St. Recreational
Oomplex,” Gldley explained that the
city la already at work creating a
regulation ball field and' other im
provements to the Davldaon Park
“He aald the city already haa
plana continuing the road from the
pool around the perimeter of the
park to tie back Into Carpet Lane,”
Oldley aald. "There sue alao plana
for tennla courta and picnic aheltera.
Further plana would be to conatruct
permanent bleachera about the
hlUalde behind the homeplate of the
baU field and to InataU fencing sdong
the top of the hlU with a formsU
Gldley alao recommended ex-
tenalve landacaplng with “native
materlala,” upgrading the Ughtlng
ayatem and a major upgrading at the
awlmming pool. He aald the "pool la
In need at major repair.”
Relocatlngthe preaent playground
equipment la alao necessary, Oldley
aidd, bectuiae In Its present location
the equipment la not being used as It
should be. Gldley suggested more
attention be paid to the
beautification of the park so more
cf^^ens would uae the tacUlt.
Oldley tJao prapoeed a widening of
the entrance to the pool to ac
commodate more parking.
The program comutssloners
agree wUl take about two years to
complete la the expansion suid
upgrading of the Deal St. Recreation
“I csUl thta a complex because It
Involves a great deal more property
and a larger variety of activities,”
Oldley siUd. “The community center
la located there and the city la
already planning, under the Com
munity Development block grants,
to renovate and add to the com
Spirit Week la this week at Klnga
Mountain High School.
Finale of a Pretty Legs Contest
Md tiUent events wUl be held Friday
morning at the 10:80 a. m. assembly
All funds from various projects
will be used to provide a scholarship
for a deserving high school senior to
be chosen by the sponsoring Beta
Finalists among the males in the
Pretty Legs Contest are Dean
Westmoreland, faculty member,
and students Kevin Tinsley, Kelly
Land, Butch Pearson and David
Day Of Prayer
Is On Friday
World Day of Prayer will be ob
served Frl., Mar. 4 In Kings Moun
tain as Christians Join those In IM
different countries In the annual
The community Is Invited to
psullclpate In prayer vigils In the
area churches, with most churches
open tor meditation all during the
First Presbyterian Church haa an
nounced the sanctuary will be open
from noon until 8 p. m. for wor
shippers to mter the sanctuary and
The 1877 World Day of Prayer
follows the theme "Love In Action."
Proclaiming Friday as World Day
of Prayer In Kings Mountain, Mayor
John H. Moss called on cltlsens to
Join In a chain of prayer for love and
hope for our leaders throughout the
Gldley said his recommendations
Include paving the parking area on
the south side of the community
center, an area currently hilly and
covered with crushed rock. He also
suggests the city consider cutting an
entirely new parking facility beyond
the present ball fields and behind the
fire museum site. Done according to
Gldley’s specifications, the new lot
would hold about 400 cars.
The master plan calls for adding
two to four more tennis courta, with
the idea the present courts could be
used for outdoor basketball and
v(dleyball (If the citizen demand
Indicates this). Gldley also suggests
two T-League fields be added, along
with a regulation size softball field
for men and one for women and two
new Little League fields.
The master plan calls for
relocating present playground
equipment for the youngsters nearer
the community center and for a
different type of outdoor lighting for
the play area and ball fields.
“The pool at Deal St. needs ex-
tensive woik,” Gldley said. “It
needs a new filter system and
piping. The pool Is 26 years old and
It’s worn out.”
After accepting the master pUins,
commissioners voted to purchase a
tract of land offered for sale for
13,600 by Mrs. Ruth Spears. The
property Is adjacent to city-owned
property In the Deal St. complex.
Gkdley sfild although the plan Is
falriy ambitious It can be done a step
at a time, but with the master plan
the commissioners would never lose
sight of exactly where they are going
'■♦iih the' iroject. *
And In this plan Gldley also urged
the board to always consider “the
esthetics, the beauty of the park.
People will naturally go more
willingly to an outdoor facility If It Is
Inviting and eautlful. In the past I
don't feel t,.e. city has gotten Its
money’s worth in asthetlcs when
planning outdoor recreational
Gldley worked closely with the ,
city recreation department and Its
director, Roy Pearson, the
recreation committee, chaired by
Commissioner BUI Grissom, with
city planner A1 Moretz and the
pubUc works department and with
the mayor and board In developing
his master plan for the city’s
Photo By Tom Mctaitjre
RECREATIONAL COMPLEX — Oardner Oldley, a recreational
planner from Winston-Salem, explains his master plan for the develop
ment of the Deal St. Recreational Oomplex to Mayor John H. Moss.
Oldley iH-esented his plan to the board of commissioners Monday night
and It was accepted. The commissioners and mayor feel the fnU plan can
be implemented within the next two years to offer Kings Moantalna a
much broader-based recreation program at the Deal St. site.
Board May Add New Proposal
Application Ready To
Fourteen out of 16 proposed
projects have been Included In the
1977-78 Community Development
Block Grant appUcaUon totalling
The 16th proposal, submitted by
The Rev. Gary Bryant on behalf of
the Kings Mountain Ministerial
Association, Is for a Community
Mayor John H. Moss said Monday
night "the project Is now being
checked by the area director of the
Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) as to
Oiinmlsslaners voted to approve
and submit the 1977-78 CD applica
tion, with the stipulation that should
the Community Service Officer
proposal be ruled eligible that It be
added to the ai^llcatlon before It Is
sent to HUD.
If the project Is eligible, that will
mean cuts In other programs would
have to be affected to accommodate
the proposed budget requests for the
As outlined by Rev. Bryant the
budget of about $18,000 would
require 60 percent from the city, 26
percent from the ministerial
association and the remainder. In
five percent InstaUments from each
Tlie Community Ser'vlce Officer
would work under the guidelines of a
board of governors and that board
would be responsible to the city
ccmmlasloners. The project would
deal with finding Immediate relief
for the area needy and a longer
range program to get at the
problems that created these
emergency needs of local citizens.
The program would further
program all existing community aid
agencies at work in the area,
determine what else Is needed and
attempt to pull the entire program
together, utilizing all volunteer help.
The majority of the budget would
go to the salary and benefits at the
citizen hired as Community Service
Mayor Moss said the current
projects In the CD application are
listed as first to last In Importance to
(1) Water Improvements, a
continuing program to complete
doubling the size of the water
treatmentplant, construct a 2 million
gallon storage tank, a pump station
and water main. The total budget
request Is $360,000.
(2) Waste treatment. Upgrading
existing water distribution system In
PICXINO THE WINNER - Kings Moontaln High
band director, Donald Deal, left, draws the winning
stub Monday tor a color TV which was given away hy
the hand membera, who sold one dollar ttcketa to help
flnance an npcomingfrip to Disney Worid. Taking part
In the drawing were, left to right, David Mauney, Mr.
Deal, OIna Pattenon, Terri Patterson and Linda
Interviewing Is underway by the
Kings Mountain Board of Education
ter the position of Kings Mountain
District Superintendent of Schools.
Supt. Don Jones, who la resigning
In June to move to Asheville as
superintendent of the Asheville
system, saild that the board had
Interviewed 40 applicants for the Job
and "will be zeroing In to make the
final selection In the new few
“We have Interviewed some ex
cellent candidates,” said Supt.
low and moderate Income areas,
(3) Sewerage improvements.
Upgrading wastewater tran
sportation system to Increase em
ployment opportunities for low and
moderate Income fsunllies. $206,000.
(4) Neighborhood facility Im
provements. Construction of an
addition, including offices and
operating facilities, tor the com
munity development programs, an
entrance, restrooms, expand up
stairs portion Into community
recreation area for low and
moderate Income families. $230,000.
(6) Summer program of arts and
crafts for low and moderate Income
(8) Program administration and
(7) Kings Mountain Program For
TTie Aging continuation. $86,000.
(8) Home Based Child Care
Program tor low Income children.
(9) Planning and Management
(10) Kings Mountain Development
(11) Urban Beautification
Piogram,Kte Improvements at Deal
St., Davidson Park, urban renewal
project R-84 (BD) $13,600.
(13) Sidewalk repair, construction
In low and moderate Income areas.
(18) Housing rehabilitation In low
and moderate Income areas. $60,000.
(14) Plantmetrlc and
Topographical Mapping of dty and
fringe area. $26,000.
Mayor Moss said In addition to the
$1,040,000 In CD grants, the dty will
also have another $188,000 In state,
Inklnd and Fanners Home Ad
ministration grants to work with In
the coming year.
The commissioners have 80 days
to amend the CD appltcatlon budget
to include the Community Servlca
Officer project. If It Is ruled eligible.
Howard Jackson Will
Design Flag For City
THE WINNER - CHsta Cole, right, admires the new
color TV she won Monday. She bought the ticket from
Addle Orler, left. The TV was given by the KMH8 band.
Photos By Gary Stewart
which sold one dollar tickets to raise funds to finance a
trip to Disney World In April.
aty Commissioners Moiday night
approved authorizing Howard B.
Jackson to design a city flag during
Monday night’s action.
Mayor John H. Moss said, “Mr.
Jackson haa expressed an Interest In
Klnga Mountain having Its own flag
tor some time.
“And as you may or may not
know, Mr. Jackson Is a wellknown
fabric designer and a lifelong
resident of Kings Mountain,” the
mayor said. “He designed the city’s
Bicentennial coin, which has been
recognized as outstanding for
originality and design.”
Cbmmlsslcner James Childers
asked If this design for the flag "Is
Mr. Jackson’s contribution to the
city or does he expect payment?”
“He didn’t say and I didn’t ask,”
the mayor quickly answered. “All in
favor of the motion to authorize Mr.
Jackson to contribute a city flag
design, say aye!”
The vote was unanimous.