WateF Grant Bid k M
Dies Of Wounds
Johnny Chapman, 26, one oif
two Park Irii Grill employees
gunned down by robbers late
Wednesday night, remains in
serious oonidition at Kings Moun
Chapman underwent an'^dper-
•t on this week for removal o
'n intf^tino juid is showing son.
improvement, his attending phy
sician, Dr. George Plonk, said
Wednesday. ^ ^
Meantime, York County, S.* C.
officials were still investigating i
the Wednesday night shooting
anld robbery which resulted in
the death of Charlie W. Wells.
62, longtime employee of the
Park Inn, and a second break-in
of the Soutlt Carolina grill early
The Park Inn, owned by Dar-
vin D. McCarter and his son,
Charles A. McCarter, formerly
, kn)bwn as “The Bj^r Den”, is
located on S. C 161 200 yards
from the Cleveland • County line
near Kings Mounltain Natidndl
According to the York County
Shd^iff’s Department Wells and
Chapman were shot and robbed
about midnight last Wednesday
as they were closing for the
night. Wells suffered a pistol
Due January 9
By MARTIN HARMON
The city has been advised by
officials of the Atlanta regional
office, Department of Housing
and Urban Development, to ap
ply for a federal grant for water
system development in three
Mayor John Henry Moss said
the Atlanta officials frankly
stated they have limited funds
for water grants for remainder
of the fiscal year ending next
The advice means that the city
will seek a grant for up to 50
percent of the $1,035,000 cost of
the first phase, which would in
clude building of a dam ($320,-
000), pumpage ($75,000) and
40,0()0 feet pf 24-inj:h transmis
sion line ($650,000)7
Top News Heie
Meter Take $570
City parking meter receipts for
the two weeks ending Wednes
day indicated a fast pace of
business activity during the
peak of the Christmas shopping ji Without attempt to place them
season. i in order of importance, the
i Kings Mountain Herald news
The two week total was $570.-rates the following events
95, exclusive of the total for the outstanding news stories
off-street lot at Cherokee and qj 1966:
MASTER — Bobby C. Bridges
has been installed as Master
of Fairview Lodge 339 AF&AM
for the coming year.
Bobby C. Bridges has been in
stalled as Worshipfiul Master qf
Falrvi>“w 'lodge AF & AM for
the cfening year. He succeeds R.
The new officers were install
ed in ceremonies open to the
Approval of the 7.3 mile U. S.
Corisoliclation of previously all
Negro Compact higli school with
Kings Mountain high school.
Kings Mountain’s VFW base
ball 'Teeners placed third in the
nation. ■ ^
The 186th anniversary celiibra-
tion of the Battle of'Kings .Moun
tain, highlighted by the address
I of Secretary of the Navy Paul
i H. Nitze. the mammoth parade.
Mayor MosS said W. K. Dick-1 ^o^^rt Colvard, 53, an employ-j Ferforma:,ces of the Golden
son the city’s consulting engi-'^ firm is charged with Knights and Green Beiets.
nee’r, has promised cfmpllte P'^blic drunkenness and carrying Tiie death
a concealed weapon. He is free Brooks, first Kings Mountain
on $260 bond. i serviceman to lose his life in
_ I Viet 'Nam
Sheriff’s t'( iii-rt. s (,.V’iI .Mur- Two Kings Mountain men -
WINS BRONZE STAR — Staif Sergeant Bobbie K. Sellers, right,
of Kings Mountain, was recently presented the Bronze Star
Medal for “distinguishing himself by outstanding meritorious
service in connection with ground operations egainst a hostile
force ill the Republic of Viet Nam during the period October
1965 to September 1966’’. Colonel Henry F. Fancy is presenting
the award. Sgt. Sellers, o medical corpsman, and his family live
at 70S Jackson street. He is now on duty at the army hospital.
Fort Jackson, S. C. (Photo by SP-5 Curly Mcrys, Fort Jackson.)
It was also suggested that ap
plication be appended for Phase
II, a treatment or filtration' ^ ,
plant capable of purifying for i Trial is scheduled in demand
human consumption three mil- Recorders Court Thurs-
lion gallons daily and estimated I ®. Kings Mountain man
to cost $400,000. (Phase III is for a^^gedly involved in a shooting
dam 2, estimated to cost $1,135,- Christmas night at
Kings Mountain Brick, Inc.
Listing of Taxes
wound in the head and died public on Monday night at Ma-
Christmas Day. His funeral rites sonic Hall
were held Tuesday afternoon'
from Bethany ARP churcli.
Chapman was felled by a shot
gun blast in the back.
York (Dounty heriff Grover
Noe said Wednesday evening
that the Park Inn Grill was
robbed again last week, the
break-in occurring early Fri
day morning. He said the
owners reported six cans of
beer mififsirig and several jars
of pickled wieruors. He said
his department is still check
ing out leads in both cases.
A spokesman for the York
County Sheriff’s Department said
Wednesday there vvere nio new
leads in the murder case.
One of the robbers was identi
fied as a Negro'believed driving
a late model (Thevrole?;
A cash box'containing $85 in
bills and $75 in nickels was stolen
from the two grill employees.
Wells is survived by his wife,
Ida Jones Wells; two sorts, Char
lie Wells, Jr. of Gastonia and
Johnny Cicero Wells of Clover,
S. C; two daughters, Mrs Gene
Whitworth of Grover and Mrs.
Paul Whitworth of Clover, S. C.;
onte brother, Campbell Wells, of
Clover, S. C.; and six sisters,
Mrs. D. L. Stewart of Gastonia,
Mrs. Otto Ware ofcKlngs Moun
tain, Mrs. William Pendleton of
Clover, S C, Mrs. Pressley Bar
ry of kinigs Mountain, Mrs. Har
old Stewart of Saluda. S. C. and
Mrs. Erskine. Long of Florence,
S. C.; 14 grandchildren and one
. Some PBA
Q. Are Public Housing projects
A. No. However, the project
does pay 10 per cent of the
rental income to the city in lieu
of taxes, for the normal services
that the tax dollar provides.
Q. Does the Federal Govern
ment own and operate the pro
A. NOi The local housing au:
thoflty, tpp^nted by the Mayor,
owns and o^rates the project
Q. Are the projects sliuns or
No.,The projects are archi
tect dgsigned as subdivisions of
; type Apartments, town house or
high rise buildings as the need
may require. The units are de
signed for a 40 year life and re-
(OonUmued On Page Eight)
Other Lodge officers for 1967
include: H. Don Falls. Senior
Warden; William E. Sellers, Jun
ior Warden; Thomas D Tin
dall, secretary; R. Black Lean-
ard, secretary; Alex D. Owens,
Tyler; William C. Kelly, Senior
Deacon; Jessie Morehead, Jun
ior Deacon; Billy Hawkins, Sen
ior Steward; Marvin R. Caveny.
Junior Steward; and R. Howard
Bridges, three - year trustee. Con
tinuing trustees will be B. Man-
ley Hayes, Jr. and Ralph Harri
The new Master has also ap
pointed committee^ for the year
including: H. Don Falls and
William E. Sellers to the com
mittee on charity; Norman Bum-
gardner, S. Houston Wolfe and
I. C. Davis to the committee on
reference; R. Hovvard Bridges,
W. Parks Sarvlice and David S.
Dellinger to the committee on
Oxford Orphanage; T. Frank Bal
lard, J. Ralph Harrison and Paul
Owens to the committee on ma
sonic education; Alex D. Owens,
Carl M. Logan and James B
Simpson to the; committee on fi
nance; A. W. Kincaid, D. E
Tate and R. Black Leonard to
the committee on Eastern Star;
J. Hobart Dye, B. Manley Hayes
Jr., and Fred Wright Jr., to the
building comnnlkce; and Bobby
C. Bridges, H. -Donald Falls and
William E. Sellers to the ladies’
Named to the DeMolay Ad
visory committee were Sellers,
Emmett Ross. Floyd O. Caveny,
Marvin Caveny and John Hardin.
(Continued On Page Eight)
plans for Phases 1 and 2 by Jan
uary 9 and it is anticipated the
formal application will be filed
in Atlanta the following day.
Meantime, the Mayor said he
was taking steps to see what aid
might be obtained froha other
agencies, particularly the Soil
Conservation department, and
announced Wednesday afternoon
the city commission, Senator
Jack White and Representative-
elect W. K. Mauney, Jr., will con
fer on the problem of the city’s
water supply Friday at noon with
United States Representative Ba-
sail L. Whitener.
Conference with Soil Conserva
tion officials has been scheduled
for next Wednesday.
With consumption here near
ing the capacity of the city’s
treatment plant (rated capacity
ray and Bobb^- Putnam investi
gated and made the arrest.
Deputy Murray saiJlie under
stood Colvard was on duty to
superintend the brick plant’s
Don McGinnis, general mana
ger of the brick manufacturer,
. ,, J 1, , J declined comment, except to .say
two million gallons daily) and,that Colvard had been Liployed
with resevoirs’ level diminished firm about three months
Senator Jack While and Rejire-
sentative^ - ele^t W. K. Mauney,.
TV * „ , , , Jr. — elected to the North Caro-
« J " General Assembly,
a call that a man had been .shot • 51300,(X)0 city sewage bonds
at and when we neared the plan | by 42 to 1 margin,
the caller met us m the road. L ^ heavy incidence of deaths of
don t know his name. citizens and f ormer citizens, and
Deputy Murray said Colvard niany of them prominent in busi-
was In the building and came ness and other endeavors,
out immediately when called. He There was, as usual, more good
added. “He gave us no trouble.)n‘‘ws than unpleasant. ^
He was carrying a .32-cafe'DT ^ ^
pistol ” • ' ' Mountain had gained 246 to 82d6.
There were several city lim-
Stores Will Close
On Monday, ]an 2^
Monday, January 2 will be a
lioliday for most Kings 3l6un-j
tain retailers and their crrfpl lyces, MulHw AS
financial institutions, and the . '
city postoffice. - '.Annual county and city tax
City of Kings Mountain offices listing will bggin Tuesday and
will also be closed on Saturday will continue through February
School bells will ring again lor. j Etiwin Moore is tax lister for
Kinigs Mountain district pupils on ' Number 4 Township and assis-
tant.s arc Mrs. Charles Ballard,
Mrs. Charles T. Carpenter, Jr.,
The city board of commission-
ers passed resolutions Tuesday
j night to proceed on a public
housing project and to authorize
the Mayor to appoint a five-
member Kings Mountain PqWk
Action came following the ra-
quired public hearing, at which
no voice was raised in objection.
Mayor John Henry Moss said
he anticipated naming the five-
meitiber board within'’a week.
While it will be in the province
of the Public Housing Authority
to make the decision, it is likely
it will apply for approximately
200 dwelling units, based on a
recent survey by the Community
Planning Division, North Caro
lina Department of Conservation
and Development, 81*7 Kings
Mountain residential dwellings
to be sub-marginal, some of th«n
in the category of “derellrt".
When the PHA body Is ap
pointed, it will incorporate then
make application to the Housing
Assistance Administral^n, De-
nartment of Housing aifft Urban
Development, for approval of a
specified number of dwelling
units, and for a loan for plan
Actual financing is by Public
Housing Authority bonds, issued
for a 46-year period, and guaran
teed for payment by the federal
At an average cost of $10^500
to $13,()00 per unit, a 200-unit de»
velopment would reftresent an
Only .audience spokesman at
’Tuesday night’s^ hearing was
Martin Harmon, chairman erf this
Mayor’s advisory committee on
minority housing, recapped at
the Mayor’s request prior recom
mendations of the IS-member
committee 1) to. call the public
hearing and 2) to proceed on th^*'
pubHp- housing program.
due to the less-than-normal
rainfall of the past six months,
city officials foresee a touch-and-
go supply situation next year
should the summer of 1967 prove
as dry as the recent one.
Marine Corps Sgt. E-5 John H.
Stoterau of Kings Mountain ar
rived home from Vietnam De
cember 22 for a leave with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harlin
Sgt. Stoterau will leave Jan.
15 for Hawaii, where he will
serve as sergeant-of-guard at a
naval ammunition depot on the
island of Oahu.
Stoterau was on duty in Viet
nam for 10 months, during which
time he served as a squad lead
er. He has been in the Marines
for three and one-half years.
and had proved a
the firm of H. B. Springs Real
On Tharsdoy Docket
its extensions, at owners’ retiiuest,
including further spill-overs into
The summer clean. - up cam
paign resulted in improved ap
pearance of the city, which, bu-
tressced by a $257,000 surplus,
had adopted a record $1,326,000
The United Fund topped its
goal for the first time and citi-
^cens contributed liberally to the
Empty Stocking Fund.
Personal honors accrued to:
Charles H. Mauney, Jaycee Man | Kings Mountain
of the Year; Don Crawford,
awarded the Boy Scout Silver This week .'Mr
Beaver; Charles D. Blanton, in-1 nounced the sail
Tuesday, January 3.
To Myrtle Beach
Mrs. W. B. Logan has. joined been changed slightly
Estate & Insurance Company of; § Qidnoy noted, and will
Myrtle Beach, S. C., and slie and pi-^vidc a slightly longer listing
her husband are moving within at Grover
the ne.xt few day,s. * : usting personnel will'be
Sin6c 1939, Mrs. Logan lias op- -Mountain City Hall^
erated her own lax accounting -Mondays, Tia-^sday.s^-ThurseJ^ys,
tirm in their residence lime and on 1 Iridays from 8:30 a.m.
has handled tax foiftis ami hook
keeping for !‘a large miinhcr of
“Particular ground.^ for the
recommendation are the Commu
nity Planning survey and the
and Mrs. Steve Harmon. Mrs. | personal knowledge of the com-
ilarmon is al^ the tax lister forimittee members of derelict hous-
tlic City of Kings Mountain. j ing,” Mr. Harmon said.
Marcus Beam is Number 5;
Tdwnship tax lister. j A petition urging the conunisr
The listing schedule at City sion to propeed on the prbj^f^
had been filed and bore the sig
natures of 25 citizens.
iliis year, County Tax Supervisor
Prizes Await First
Arrival Of 1967
Who will be Kings Mountain’s
first ^967 new arrival?
^Whoever he or she may be,
. 5 p.m. They will be at City Hall j time will only tell, but 10 Kings
t cacli W('dnesday morning until ] Mountain firms are ready.to sa-
noon and also all day on Satur-j lute the new arrival with gifts.
days, January-^l and 28. ; A complete lisf^ijof the .firms
The three Kings Mountain ^warded the Boy Scout Silver This week .’Mr.-:. I.o ran an- LUling personnel will be at and gifts awaitih^he first stork
men indicted on! ch.trge.s of shot- gnaver; Charles D. Blanton, in- nounced the sa’n of” !i'>r ofiice Grover Rescue Squad Building; pa'ssonger are listed in a two-
gunning the Mid-Pines communi; stalled’as president of the North! equipment to M. A, VVahiv ii of e u li Wednesday afternoon from | page dtlvertisement in today's
ty home oif Otis Greenie will faec ■ pharmaceutical asscxda-' Shelby, tax accouniaih. .uu! said 1 lo o o chgk.and also at Grover i Herald,
a preliminary hearing Thursday Itjon; Charles Alexander, elected she had turned o\cr all her tax all day on Saturdays, January
(today) in Cleveland Recorder’s | qj the National Post-! records and clic.it's information,? and 14.
'master’s clubf Miss Linda Sher-j to liim. In Number 5, Mr. Beam will
All three ^ William Anderson ; Miss Shelby; and Miss; Walden will open an office at he at Waters Store all day Tues-
to Kings Mountain liospilal, Jan
uary 4th, Mrs. Logan said.
Mrs. Logan said Mr.
West Point Cadet Phillip Bunch
None Worse For ”Beast Banacks"
> By MAR’nN HARMON
United States Military Acade
my Cadet Bunch, P. S., Class of
’70, survived “Beast Barracks”,
has made passing grades, failed
to be chosen for the plebe foot
ball squad by one man and looks
none the worse for wear after
nearly six months at West Point.
Cadet Bunch is not sure, nor
has the record been checked, but
he may. be the first Kings Moun
tain cadet at the venerable serv
He is not, however, .the first
cadet from Number 4 'Township.
He met recently Second Class-
man (junior) Larry Fulton, of
Bethlehem Road, Grover.
Cadet Bunch was appointed to
the Academy by U. S. Represen-
McGinrtis. 21, Roger Connor. 21. i Vollbracht
and Arthur Sprouse, 20, are fret' Mounjtain
on bond, according to invc.sti j ^ p warlick, Kings Moun-
gating offiicer Deputy C. A., contractor, and Mrs. Warlick
An^ Huiistetler. .Idled within hours of each other, will of4ci’ a mere' hidad^M’ scrv
All ^ three are chsr^ed with | other well - known citizens • ice, including botikki- ping, st't-
cortjpirii^ to damage real P*'0P‘j Maimed by death were Mrs. Lona ting up "df' new hn iks or ac-
erty. McGinnis is also charged I j ^ ^on-
with real Pro^rty Connor and ; „ ex-Mayor Glee A.
with aiding; ^
and abettim m damage to real, T. J. Timms, Ben R.
property , , ^ • I Willeford, C. E. Neisler, Jr., L.
Arnold Kiser. Clarence S. Plonk,
the case, the trio will be bound Putnam. >aul Byers, Ben
a„'d Lawrence- U
claimed by death were Dr. P. D
shotgun pellets ripped through niapi, nr
701 West King sticcl. ne.xt door dn.v. at Four-Point Store *11 day,
Rules for participation in the
Kings Mi^untain Herald’s 12th
annual baby derby', contest are:
1) Winning baby must be born
in this area.
2) Parents must be residents of
tatlve Basil L. Whitener. His aca
demic courses include mathe
matics (he finds this his tough
est subject) with Instruction in
integral calculus, college trigo
nometry, and analytical geome
try, engineering fundamentals
(mechanical drawing, machine
parts design, and ^computer pro
gramming, environment ta com-'
bination of geography and so
ciology), French, and military 1
instruction (history of the army;
from its founding to Viet Nam, i
platoon tactics). i
Computer programming Is an
addition during the current year
and Chinese, with 27 atudenta,
is being' offered for the first
time by the foreign language de-
(CoHtintted On Page Eight)
the picture window of the home,
they told the investigating of
Two rains and a slight snow,
as well as diminished indus
trial consumption d"ring the
Christmas holidays, h;: 'e im-
ptoved the city’s water s'u :T)ly
At Davidson Lake, "’e city s
auxiliary supply, tlie '"Rter
level had raiaed to a poin' es
timated to provide four million
gallons over t^'e low p-iint —
when the Davidson Lake sup
ply was estimated at 12 mil
I Patrick of Black Mountain; Dr.
‘Laura Plonk of Asheville; Mrs.
Katherirte Falls Frazier of Staes-
(Continued On Page Four)
East KM Tract
Kings Mountain is spilling
over into Gaston (bounty.
By action of the city commis
sion Tuesday, a 13.41 acre tract,
the property of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles L. Alexander, has been
annexed into the city limits.
The annexation was approv
following a public hedring whi
brought no opposition from other
In East Kings Mountain, the
Alexander property is on H«ihr
counts, nudilin.q. profit. .ti'.d lo.ss
and financial .'datc+m'iit.s. and
incomn tax form,-;.
Empty Stocking Fund Of $3,428:
$2,119 Cash, $1309 Merchandise
t’v’cdnesday, at Wai*|i,’s Store on
.lanuarv 5 and at Eaker’s StoreGj^j^g area ^
Wal len on .lanuary 6. For the remainder 3, Exact time of birth must be
ot the listing period he will be specified in written statement by
at Reams Store. His hou*^ will, attending physician. ^
1- f All applications must be re-
;dr. (.Kiney sa.d the listing re- reived at the Herald by JanL*^
qu.n*’TV'rUs aro the same as pre* ^
iContimied On Page Eight) 5, ^
will be distributed at the discre
tion of the committee in chaxxe.
The 1966 First-Baby was Soger
Dale Oliver, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Junior CHiver of 831
Church street. The sixth chijd of
the Olivers, their third boy Ar
rived at Kings Mountain hospital
just three hours and 53 minutes
after the New Year.
Dr. Charles Adams was the at
Kings .Mountain'ivEmpt.v Stock-' Circle 2 .if Kings Mountain
ing Fund for 196(> swelled to 1
$3,428.34, according te ti-port of
Rev C. R. Goodsoii, projeetj
chairman for tlie Grciter Kings
Mountain Ministerial Associa
The total gifts represent cash
donations of $2,11.31 and- gifts;
of clothing and leys totaling
$1309.00 from <l-, Ani()\\n business
In addition, there were nume
rous gifts of used toys and cloth
ing and a ^rfeeial donation was j
taken by'^Kings .Mountain Ki-
wanians at their Christmas-wcek
Gifts not previously reported,
"Kings Mountain Drug '
Company, toys $20.00
Roses’ Stores, toys 9.00
Modern Cleaned, cleaning of
use<j clothing <
Jake Hurd Grocery
Maple i oaf Steel
Young Adult Class Central
Methodist Church . ..
City of Kings Mountain .
Lois Class of Kings Mountain ”
Community Grocery ....
Stroupe’s Barber Shop .
Mrs. L.P Baker, Jr. ...
. . .10.00
WMU, Oak View
Bennett Brick & Tile Co..
Mrs. Clarence Padget ..
Mr. and Mrs. ^ 2 l^e-
lace of 106 K Gold street sent
President and Mrs. JohiAon a
Wednesday the Kings Moun
tain couple received an
khowledgemwit. wMoh read:
“Thank you for your holiday
remembrance and best wishes
for hajvpiness in the New
Year. In the left hand comer
of the card was imprinted the
name Lady Bird Johnson. In
card was the name