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Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 76 No. 39
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, September 30, 1965
PRICE TEN CENT»
KM Battle Anniversary Celebration Begins Sunday
HeariM Thursday On US 74 By-Pass
At 110 clock
Second p * lie hearing on he
».cpc*ttd iGiOcation ot U.S. 74
"hrough K.r .s Mountain will tie
held Thuisday (. dayi at 11 a.
m, at the ICings Mountain Na
tional Guard Arm ory.
Ine proposed joutc’s ‘.he same
on wh ch hearing w-is held here
on May 5th.
Piv;-:cn Highway Corr; , iss:on-
cv \\\ B. Garrison of Gastonia
and Assistant Chief Highway
Kngineer H. W. McGr.\in of
Rale gh will conduct the hearing.
Detailed aerial map oi the pro
p sed route wrs posted at City
Ilall courtroom last Wednesday
afterroon. The map shows the
pr. ;:o rd new i^ule in yell »v.
and the si: eni.cs in jcd.
Citi '.ens fa\orir» and'or op
posing the route will be heaid at
Thursday’s hearing. The pro
ccedings will be reco ded and a
transcript :f the hearing made.
The re-h<?ar;ng was ;chcdu'od
on reque:;t of the city hoard of
eommi.ssioncrs on greueds rr. my
ciiizrns rffr ded ty and a<l’a.'‘ent
to the j)roposrd route did not
have sufficient opportunity to
study tlie map at the May 5
heating. Mayor John H. Mo.s
and Senat m Jack White speci
fically renuested that a detailed
map of the proposed new route
be posted 10 days in advance of
The relocation will mean a
dual-lane highway which will
^stretch fron a point four miles
iwest of the city limits to I-S5 at
^the Kings Mountain cutoff. The
route is for a limited access high-
\va^ with four interchanges and
nine bridges Interchanges would
he at Highway 71 west. Wac^
road. Highway 21G and Cieve
land avenue; The route includes
an underpas*^ under the tracks
of Southern Railway.
Since th#' first hearing, some
citizens of the Piedmont avenue
area who appear to be directl.v in
the path of the proposed road
now favor it.
Engineer McGowan told the
Herald he hopes that both .ppon
ents and proponents of the re
routing will attend Thursday’s
meeting. He also pointed out that
the re-lotation project has been
on the commission agenda for
many years and that the Kings
Mountain project i.q a key one in
the over-all plan of making U.S.
74 a limited access four-lane
thoroughfare from Wii.rington
to 1-26 near Asheville.
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FIRST R£FORT — Kings Mountain orea worKer» lu wa^aue^-vVeoD College s campoign for SR125/<
I 000 reported S9,375 in their first report meeting Tuesday night at the Masonic Building, Bob Maner
. is shewn calling for reports. At his left are. Dr. E ugene Poston and John O. Plonk. At the right ore
I Thomos McGrow, vice-president of the college (standing) and Chorles Mauney.
WBTV To Featurt
Battle On Scene
At 6:30 p.ni.
< < A** ' ^
Sunday is World Wide Com
munion Sunday, and Dr. Paul
Au^lcy’s .‘sermon topic at First
P^<^sbyte^lan church will be,
•'Understanding the L^ord’s Sup-
pci.” The Sacrament of Com-
One of history’s most momor-
j able evenis - and one of which
every Cai'olinian should be proud
• is the Battle of Kings Aloun-
The stoiy of this famous Rev
olutionary War battle will be de
picted on “Land of the Free”
Sunday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. on
WBTV, Channel 3.
I This program was written by
i Ed Smith of Kings Mountain
i with the help of Kings Mountain
' historians, and is illustrated with
I photographs and detailed close-
! ups of the battle at Kings ^loun-
tain National Park
WBTV's Jim Cremins and Dick
with actors dressed in period eo«-
tumet dramatizing the dialogue.
Actors in the program include
Jim Rogers, Peter Hazelion. Nor
man Prevatte and Fred Vinroot.
Tommy Faile sings verses of
I “The Battle of Kings Mountain’
I illustrating the events of the
• conflict as they oicur.
‘ This battle, terTcd by Thomas
iJeffcnson a.s “the turning point
of the war in the South," was
fought on Oct. 7, 17S0, and is re
garded as one of the most sig
nificant battles during the War
The ground for which they
fought had no military value, hut
I Geonge Washington considered
I its capture an important advan-
i tage over the British.
I Ironically, there was not a sin
gle active member of the Conti
nental Army on the one side, and
less than a handful of native-
born Britains on the other The
PUMPKiN GROWER — David
Caldwell, age 10, has grown his
own jack-o-lantern from seeds
he planted lost spring.
David Caldwell, lO-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Cald
well, has hi.s Hallowe’en jack-o-
lan terns ready.
Young Caldwell has tended his
Architects for the proposed
"hn Gamble Football .^.adiurii
/ill have estimate.^ ready ne>;
ctk to give m: rhers of th
;n.;s Mountain s.adium fund
i.s.ng comn'iitic'? on:
H co.s: of coordinated g/r.ding
t the three practice fiel.i.^;
preformed concrete scats
3) dif'ereni type of founda.ion
-id construction te:'hn.quc wliich ,
vill “save money".
James E. Herndcn. Jr., mem-
?r of the hoard of eduration,
aid yesterday 'hat Bill P'ripp,
' •h;lc.''t w'‘h the Chariotte fi: m
f C’lar’cs M. G: ter and A*'?oci-
res. h"'d written h’m hr wi’l be
vacation until Monday ■ t
hat the es r'^tns ‘o hr made
'vn!)''htr to ? hool <'fficin’' and
members of the stadium commit-
•e during the week.
He said he anficipatrd a naert-
ng would be called.
Mr. Herndcn cited as errene-
'US an article appearing in Tucs-
lay’s Shrlty Daily .^'tar entitlfd.
'Kings Mountain Stadium No
Closer To Realization."
The frrmer schoolboard chair
man said he had conferred with
architects many times over the
oast SIX iTonths concerning the
"t-adium project, had been told
^hat better prices from grading
contractor.*; would be obtainable
u November. December and
“Wo '^elieve we can get a bet
ter price now, from these new
irawings and estimates", Hern-
ion said. By u.sing the excess
•hrt from the three fields, Hern-
ion said that grading would be
''hmmated on the west side of
branch from the practice field.
“If we can get a favorable
■)ric*e. \vc will he able to negoti-
Ve contracts", Mr. Herndon stat
Members of the stadium steer-
ng cormittee are Carl F Mau-
ey and Charles A. Neisler. vo-
■hairmen, and Charles F. Harry,
County Fair Sets
Cleveland County's 42nd an
nual fair, which closed Satur
day, set attendance records, ac
cording to Ek ridge Weathers,
The Saturday crowd estimat
ed at 85,000 was*- he largest for
any one day in the history of
the fair. Weathers said, and
the fair’s total attendance, es
timated at 275.000, was also a
Ben F. Beam wos honored for
long service ond presented o
Marshol of Legion award ot a
banquet given by Western &
Southern Life Insurance Com
For Lcng Service
Ben y Bc-im. Kings Mountain
in&.:ranccman, w a s re. ognized
f. r 35 yeai ^ uf service with the
Wc'tcrn and .‘^outhein Life In
surance Company Saturday eve
ning, al H.diday inn. Gast.-nia.
R. .edwell. pre;lviont of the
Legion Offl-er.s. welcomed lho
gu< .^ts to the 43rd Legion Anni-
ve;sary, after wliie’n E. C. Lewis
gave the invocation.
C. K_ Minnish Superintendent
Of Agencies presented Mr. BeatT.
with the Marshal of Legion a-
ward and made a gift to him of
a mahogany Seth-Thomas chim-
, ing clock.
A. V. Ware. D:st. Mgr. C. S.
I Blackwell. Robert Henderson, As
sociate Sales Managers, cl'>se as
sociates remembered the new
Marshal of Legion with a gold
wrist watch. Mr. Beam began
work for the Imperial Life In
surance Compan.v on Nov. 17,
1930 Imperial Life merged with
the Western & Soutlicrn Life In
surance Co. in October. 1957.
.Mr. Beam was accompanied to
the banquet in his honor by his
wife Mrs. Sara Mae Beam. After
the presentation of the Marshal
f Legion Award, the Gastonia
Wesleyan Youth Chorus render
ed several choral .selections un
der the direction of D. ChiJdrp?s.
Special guests were Mr. and Mrs.
C. E. Minnish and Dr. and Mrs.
Revival service.^ are in pro
gress at Second Baptist church
each evening at 7:30 p.m.
Scrvic'es will contimio through
Sunday. Oct 3.
Rev. C. O. Greene, Superintend
ent of Missions of the Kings
Mountain Baptist A.ssociation. is
Rev. George Julian, pastjr, in
vited the interested community
To Be Featured
In Full Week
Kings Mountain area citizens
will celebrate the 185th annii er-
^ary of the Battle of Kings Moun
tain in week-long activities be
Prepaialion for the a»inual
celebration commemorating the
.tevolutionary War Battle vivify
at Kings Mountain were well
underway this week.
A 200-unit parade on Saturday,
Ictober 9th, an addre.ss at 1:30
p.m. that day by Secretary of the
Army Stanley R. Rt'sor in the Na-
licnal Military Park Amphithea
tre. and a grand hall that even
ing at the National Guard Arm
ory will culminate tlie festivi
Numerous visiting dignitaries
and beauty queens will begin ar
riving next Thursday. .Miss North
Carolina. Penny Clark, will ar
rive for a press conference at
10:30 a.m. at C’it.v Hall. She will
appear at a Jaycee . siionsorod
beauty pageant at the .National
Guard Armory that evening and
will crown “Mi.s.s Kings Moun
tain." On Frida.v she will vi'iit
downtown merchants and will
apipear at the K.MHS - Br.ssemer
City homecoming football game
here that evening.
Ten Kings .Mountain girls will
vie for the title of “Miss Kings
Mountain V Jaj-ret' President Jak<*
Dixon said that c*ontestants are
PARADE LINE UP
The October 9th parade will
form on East Gold street and
York Road, usin.g this route:
York Road at East Gold to
I King, West on King to Gaston,
I South on Gaston to Gold, We.st
i on Gold to Battleground, north
I to Mountain, East on Mountain
to Piedmont, north on Piedmont
to King, west on King to Kail-
! road Avenue, south on Rail-
' road to Gold, west on Gold to
! Watterson and break up.
I Througli traffic detour from
> East: north on Oriental to
I Ridge; west on Ridge to Pied
mont to Waco Road to Canslcr
I and back to King. TIkmc will
be no on street parking on the
line of march and no i>;nking
on Gold from Watterson to
SPEAKER — Secretary of the
Army Stanley H, Resor will
make the principed address for
the 185th anniversary of the
Battle of Kings Mountoin cele
Susan Lowery, Elaine Dixon.
Linda Sherer. Juanita Dellinger.
I Teresa Dixon, Jerri Ware, Linda
Roberts, Rita B<41, Pat Strickland
: and Martha Beal.
Miss South Carolina will ar
rive for a pr(‘ss conference at
City Hall Friday at 10:30 a.m.
She will ride in Saturday's mam
moth parade, appear on the
speaker’s platform at the Park
program and at the Grand Ball
at the Armory that evening.
Army Secretary Resor will fly
by .jet plane from Washington,
D. C„ on Saturday, will review
the parade starting at 2:30 p.m.
and will speak at 4:30 p.m. at
the Park Amphitheatre.
The famed Golden Knights
sky-diving team from Fort Bragg
will perform their feats on both
Kings Mountain Woman’s club
Monday night endorsetl fluorida-
:ion of the city water supply.
Thiit.v-eight members endorsed
I the project, two mcri ers ab-
I stained. Mrs. Haj-wood E. Lynch,
cliairman of the club’s commun
ity affairs (“:mmittee. re|X)i1ed,
In presenting the fluoridation
matter before the Woman’s club,
i Mrs. Lynch said Kings Mountain
dentists favored fluoridation of
I the water supply and 99 percent
I of all doctors and dentists in the
country according to the Amer
ican Metlical Association—favor
She said, “We do not want
fluoridation to again become a
■ political issue in Kings Mountain.
' “This is for the health and good
jof the rom.r unity. We plan to
■ hold a community-wide meeting
;on the mattoi* shortly."
The fluoridation subject came
; up again here last Tuesday night
I in a Town Meeting sponsored by
the Woman’s club. Dr. Z. P.
I Mitchell, county health officer,
cited the need for fluoridation.
To Feature Decor
The city will be decorated in
red. white and blue Minting from
Friday through October 10 for
next week s mammoth celebra
tion of the Hattie of Kings
Signs were going up tltis week,
patriotic buttons were on sale,
and women were read>ing cos
tumes for the celebration, term
ed by officials as “Kings Moun
tain’s biggest, over.”
) A familiar decoration on the
downtown streets was the recent-
.ly-painted “jail" which several
; years ago housed those men u'ho
failed to sport a beard during
the Mountaineer Days colebra-
Joe Vale, p omotional director
, of the upcc.ring anniversary cel-
i ebration, has not announced
! what part the “jail" wdll have in.
I this year’s event which officially
SCENE FROM REVOLUTIONARY WAR BATTLE OF KINGS MOUNTAIN OCTOBER 7.1780