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Kings Mountain's Boiioble Newspoper
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VOL. 80 No. I
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, January 4, 1968
PRICE TEN CENTS
KINGS MOUflTAIN'S BABY DERBY WINNER—Tsvie Elaine Bennett, seven pounds, one ounce
boby girls is held in the arms of her mother* Mrs. Leroy Bennett* at Kings Mountain hospital. The
city's first New Year's baby arrived ot 6:05 ojn. Mondoy morning. The ottending physician was Dr.
Foul Hendricks. The blue-eyed brunette is third doughter of the Bennetts. (Photo by Steve Martin)
|k Baby Derby Winner Is Third
Daughter For Leroy Bennetts
SPEAKER—U. S. Army Recruit
er Sgt. James House will be
guest speaker at Thursday
night's meeting of the Ameri-
con Legion Auxiliary at 7:30
pjn. at the liome of Mrs. Paul
Mouney. Sgt. House, who just
returned from duty in Vietnam,
will speok on Vietnam.
Promoted To E/2
Bom New Year's
Kings Mountain’s First Baby
of 1968, who arrived six hours
and five minutes after the New
Year, is Tavie Elaine Bennett.
The third daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Leroy Bennett of 105
Coopertown weighed in at Kings
Mountain hospital at seven
pounds, one ounce. A brunette,
she has blue eyes. Dr. Paul Hen
dricks was the attending physi
As (Winner of the Kings Moun
tain Herald’s 13th annual First
Baby Derby, Tavie Elaine and
her parents will receive numer
ous prizes from Kings Mountain
merchants. The prizes are detail
ed on a two-page advertisement
in this edition.
Mrs. Bennett, 20, is the former
Judy Smith. Grandparents of the
new arrival are Mrs. Ivey Smith
and L. B. Bennett, both of Kings
Other members of the Bennett
family are 'four-year-old Teresa
Lynn Bennett and two->’ear-old
Audrey Kay Bennett.
First citizen of the New Year
in Cleveland County was Don
Christopher Putnam, who made
his entry into the world just four
minutes past the stroke of mid-
Textile Firm Will Build Here
KM Ktiit Fabrics Expanding
Firm To Double
Plant Size, Up
By MARTIN HARMON
Kings Mountain Knit Fabrics,
Inc., is doubling the size of its
luilding and adding machinery
to increase plant capacity to some
70,000 pounds per week.
Robert Suber, an official of the
firm, said the 13,000 square foot
addition will provide needed
space for present machinery, ad
ditional machinery, and storage
The brick building is two-story.
The top floor will be utilized for
knitting operations, while the
first floor will bo utilized for
'-•loth inspection, mending, stor
age and shipping.
The addition is designed for
easy expansion wo.stward.
Mr. Suber described the opera
tion as “quite diversified”. Cur
rently the firm is producing dress
and sportswear fabrics, men’s
shirt fabrics, and terry cloth, from
bjfth synthetic and cotton fibers.
Top Teeners Are
Jane Yates, high school sophp-lyoung people, however, repudiate
more, and Tim Webster, high the ill-advised actions of the
school junior, were named Kings I more vocal minority”, he said.
Mayor To Plea
f or Renewal
To Start; Rauch
Head of Finn
Mottntain’s Outstanding Teens
for 1967 at the annuaj Optimist
club ladles’ night Saturday.
The nation’s young people
were warmly praised by Congress-
The two recipients of the out
standing teenager award are ac
tive in church, school and com
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh ^ *
: .1 Basil L. Whitener who made Yates, Jane Yates Is a member |'arm*v""DiDr I ^ 5,000-square
he keynote address and present- of the Future Homemakers and \^,^,,*-^ ^ will be constructc
ed awards to the youths,
Referring to the nation’s youth
as the bright hope of the f uture,
Whitener said that the vast ma
jority of them are responding to, of tue scjence cJuh. She is ^'agency would endorse the plea of
the challenges of the time in aj member of the Senior Girl Scout,
manner which reflects credit t Troop and is working toward the' Final decision is in the hands of
upon themselves, their families| God and Community award. She regional army engineers
By MARTIN HARMON
A narrow fabrics dyeing and
finishing firm, headed by State
Senator Marshall Rauch, will
construct and build a plant here.
Intention is to be in operation in
. _ _ Announcement was made this
w° h" ‘orncills^ K"Josh?Hinnant''a;^'’™Sar:
on renewal of Ihe pipni
which has enabled the city to aug- u u- m
;♦ Senator Rauch said his firm will
William Hodges and civil defense ^V"
-pen-v engineers is set for r Thornburg Estate, of approxl-
o'clock * ' ^ matcly seven acres on McGinnis
Tine agency informed the city' f ‘ ate-
in early December the loan of |^nt to the city Urnite.
. I A ®i^xX)-square foot building
wou-d not be rem ,vrd. constructed and the firm
IfThe late Seaman (E-3) Dudley
arroll Hughes, Jr., earned his
tomotion while serving with thej nii^ht New Year’s Day at Cleve-
avy in Vietnam.
land Memorial hospital. The son
lililary funeral rites for the 21- of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joe Putnam
fear-old Kings Mountain native] of Shelby weighed seven pounds
ere held Sunday afternoon from] and three ounces. He is their
Chapel of Harris Funeral | fourth child. Two other New
iome and Mountain Rest ceme- Year’s babies iwere bom at Cleve-
The rites were conducted by
fev. Wayne Tuttle, pastor of An-
fioch Baptist church, assisted by
a navy chaplain and members of
the Shelby Naval Reserve Unit
of which Hughes was a member.
Commander of the unit is Glee E-
Bridges of Kings Mountain.
(Seaman Hughes joined the Nav
al Reserves 18 months ago. He
saw overseas duty nine months,
three months in Okinawa and six
months in Vietnam. He died De
camber 23 in Vietnam of apparent
natural causes, his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. D. C. Hughes were no
Hughes was a member of a con
struction battalion in Quanig Tri,
A graduate of Kings Mountain
high school, he was formerly em
ployed by Mass Mo, Inc.
•Besides his parents, he is sur
vived by his paternal grandmoth
er, Mrs. Conrad Hughes; his ma
ternal grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Lester Biddix; and his
land Memorial hospital Monday.
There were no other births re
ported from Kings Mountain hos
pital and Royster Memorial hos
pital at Boiling Springs.
GRADUATE — Joan King has
received an Assodorte of Arts
degree from Gaston college.
Wins Degree ,
Joan King, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Willis King, was grad
uated December 13th from Gas
Miss King received an Asso
ciate of Arts degree in business
At Gaston college, Miss King
was a member of the college
Funeral rites for Charles M.
May, 83, stepfather of Mrs. P. G.
Padgett of Kings Mountain, were
held Saturday at 11 a.m. from
Stewart Ann Mowan Funeral
Home of Baltimore, Maryland,
interment following in Green-
Mr. May, retired executive of
the Maryland National Bank of
Baltimore, died at 5 p.m. Fast
Wednesday in Charlotte Memorial
hospital. In ill health for sev
eral months, Mr. May had made
his home with his stepdaughter
here for some time.
He was a member of Old St.
Chartered in F'ebruary 1965, the i commented
firm began operations the follow-1
ing May. 1
Mr. Suber expects employment
to increase to 56 with the now
Other officers of the firm are
George H. Mauney and Marvin
Future Teachers or ganizations at' -vVe need the cipe for at least operations with ap-
Kings Mountain high school. She rnonUis tnd will beg exten- Pruximately 25 employees. Roy
was homeroom representative in ■. the^Mayor s-aid I Barnes Construction Company, of
the -SPO last year and secretary j" g^ded the hope the stale i is ■contractor.
.u. o .....u cai._ . e finish and dye
tape, braid and yarn, of fibers,
both natural and synthetic, in
all colors. Dyeing will include di
rect, developed, vat. naptho^jand
Start of construction is schedul
ed for February 1.
For nearly a year, Senator
Rauch said, a pilot plant has been
operated in Bessemer City. Needs
for this service by present custo
mers is growing, he added, as is
the market in the South.
“We have looked all over the
and their country. i a member of St. Matthew’s,
Pointing out that approximate-1 Lutheran church. The statp Eas-j current 120-dav extension
ly 50 percent of the nation’s pop-1 ter Seal Child in 1961, she hopes pjpp expires March
ulation is under 25 years of age, to pursue a career in speech the- 22
that a great re-1 rapy or psychology,
sponsibility has been placed upon; Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jame.s
young people during this critical' Webster, Tim Webster, 17. is
period In history. Referring to i president of the KMHS Band and
the demands of military service, a member of the SPO, Future
the legi.slator declared: “Ameri-• Teachers, Kev club and on the
can military commanders in Viet j editorial staff of “The Moun-
Nam have had the highest praise', tainoer”. He is on the Junior
For DSA Nominee
Deadline for nominations for area to find a site with the utili
Among the busier places in
town Monday and daily since is
City Hall courtroom where city
and county tax listing began
Edwin Moore, Number 4 town
ship tax lister, and Mrs. Steve
Harmon, city tax lister, report^
listing going at a brisk pace.
Listing is underway daily, Tues
day through Friday. 8:30 a.m. tc
5 p.m., at City Hall courtroom.
Mondays, when recorder’s court
is held in the courtroom, tax list
ers will observe the same sched
ule at the National Guard Arm
Tax listers will be at Grover
Rescue Squad Building on Janu
ary 8, 13, 22 and 27 from 8:30 un
til 5 p.m.
Assisting Mr. Moore are Mrs.
Charles E. Ballard, Mrs. Charles
T. Carpenter, Jr., and Mrs. Jack
H. Donald Falls, manager of
Liberty Loan Corporation, was
installed as Worshipful Master
of Fairview Lodge 339 AF&A.M
at annual installation rites Mon
day night at Masonic Temple.
InstalliniT officer was Master
Bobby C. Bridges.
Other new officers installed arc
William E. Sellers, senior war
den; Clavon Kelly, junior war
den; Thomas D. Tindall, secre
tary; Marion L. Williams, treas
urer; William P. Sarvice, tyler;
Jesse .Morehcad, senior deacon;
Billy H. Hawkins, junior deacon;
Marvin Caveny, senior steward;
Wayne Russell, junior steward;
and James Rushing, chaplain.
Bobby C. Bridge.s will serve as
three-year trustee. Continuing
trustees are R. Ho-ward Bridges
and B. M. Hayes, Jr.
The new master appointed
committees for the new year, in
cluding; H. Donald Falls, Wil
liam E. Sellers and W. Clavon
Kelly, charity: Robert C. Mann,
Bobby C. Bridges and Thomas
D. Tindall, reference; Billy H.
Hawkins, Jesse Morehead, Wil
liam P. Sarvice, David S. Dellin
ger and R. Howard Bridges. Ox
ford Orphanage: Evans H. Car-|
roll, James Rushing. Jackie D.;
Barrett and David S. Dellinger,
Masonic education; Alex D.
Owens, Carl M. Logan and J.
Lee Roberts, finance; Dexter
Tate, Paul Walker and I. C. Da
vis, Eastern Star and Masonic
Home; J. Hobort Dye, B. M.
Hayes, Jr. and D. L. Bennett,
building committee; H. Donald
Falls. William E. Sellers and
Clavon Kelly, ladies night ban
quet; and jiddie H. Herndon.
Moffett Seism, Preston Todd,
Emmett Ross and Marvin Cave
ny, Demolay advsiory committee.
Members of en Eastern Star
committee headed by Mrs. Den
ver King served refreshments.
for our young fighting men.! class honor roll and was nom- ^'*^gs Mountain’s Youu^ Man of , ties we need and the people we
Military leaders agree that ourjinated last year to attend the 1967 is Friday. need. Kings Mountain offered
voting men in Viet Nam arc the Governor’s School. He drives a Citizens who wish to nominate ajj *' jig commented,
finest group O'! fighting men that school bus and is a member of a young man (age 21-35) to re- 'rh0 expects to require
the nation has ever assembled. ■ Temole Baptist church where he the distinguished service about 50,000 galloas of water per
is a junior ushe*- and teachos an should submit the nom- (j^y and will use all city utili-
Intermediate Training Union ination in writing to PO Box 303,
Class. . Kings Mountain. J -q appreciate very much the
Congre.ssman Whitener com- Kings Mountam Jayocos services rendered by Mayor Mos.n
mended Optimist clubs and other recognize the 1967 winner at Hinnant and Mr. Harris, as
civic organizations for the eon- annual Bosses' Night ban- other Kings Mountain
tribut'on the g**oups are making on January 16th at 7 p.m. citizens for their aid in obtaining
in behalf of the nation’s young club. ^ ^ ^ plant site and for assuring the
Whilener made the point that
only a small minority of young
people have adopted unorthodox
views and ways of living. “They
h.ave received publicity in the
news media all out of proportion
to their numbers and the effect
their behaviour and views are
having upon the future of our
The vast silent majority of our
people. “You are effectively con
tributing to a greater tomorrow”
Is Reported "Up"
School enrollment was re
ported “up” by two schools on
A spokesman for ^ Central
Junior high school rejaarted at
tendance good. “Beford Christ
mas we had a large number
absent because of flu. Our at
tendance was up Tuesday and
The same report was given
by a spokesman from North
school who reported that most
students, absent before the
holidays with the flu bug, were
back in the classroom.
Thursday At 3
valued at $1200 A'Cie stolen from
1 ^ t * ,T 1- * r-v ..'McGinnis P'urniture Company
Funeralntes for Hcrbert David iT. , 1
I Fams, 34, of Clinton, S. C.. will j b , j t' t'
ireatgrandmother, Mrs. Florence _ ui wiu 01.
Hughls, all of Kings Mountain. I Episcopal church of BalU-
Pfc. Allen Myers left Wednes-
^ day night by plane to return to
‘ duty in Germany. He had spent
fa i)-day leave with his wife
nd other relatives.
Also surviving are his wife,
Mrs. Cornelia McNeill Cooper
May and five grandchildren.
Rev. Halsey M. Cook officiat
ed at the final rites.
Masters To Head
March Of Dimes
Junior Woman’s Clubbers will
conduct the annual Mother's
March on Polio on Thursday,
January 25th, the club voted at
Monday night’s meeting.
will be held from 7 until 9 p.m.
and members will gather at the
Joe Cornwell, high school jun
ior, will become sports editor of
the Herald Thursday.
Cornwell will be assisted by
Gary Stewart, former Herald
sports editor and now a member
of the Gastonia Ga'zette sports
Steve Martin, sports editor since
September, is joining the Shelby
Daily Star Friday as a photogra
Cornwell has lettered for the
past two years for the Kings
Mountain bigh school football
Mountaineers, was a member of
the Teener baseball team of 1966
which finished third in the na
tion. He is sports editor of the
high school annual.
Cornwell Is the son of Mrs. Kay
Suman and the late Joe Bill Corn-
j be held Thursday at 3 p.m. from
j the Chapel of Harris Funeral
j Home. Interment will be in Wood-
side cemetery at Clover, S. C.
1 Farris, an invalid since child-
I hood, died Tuesday night at 10 p.
] m. in Clinton, S. C. He was a na-
I tive of Clover, S. C.
He is survived by his father,
Ira Mack Farris, of Kings Moun
tain, and his stepmother. Mrs.
Mabel Parker Farris.
A former DSA winner, Shuford availability of utilities. I am de-
Peeler, is chairman of lighted to become a part of Kings
DSA committee. ■ Mountain,” Mr. Rauch said.
In a joint statement, Co-Chair-
I men Harris and Hinnant said.
, "We are very pleased that Mar
shall Rauch has chosen Kings
Two 25-inch color television sets Mountain for the site of his new
plant. He is a responsible and
imaginative textile manufacturer
who will be an asset to the com-
Thieves Rob Firm
Of Color TV Sets
David Corn, a member of the
police department staff, said a
thief or thieves entered the build
ing via a window on the firm’s
"dark side” on South Battle
ground Avenue. The two sets
were carried nut via the back
door, said Corn.
Employees discovered the
breakin at 8 a.m.
No other break-ins were report
ed in the area Tuesday
Ml. Rauch has been associated
with Pyramid Mills for the past
To Attend Meetings Mrs. McAbee's
State Senator Marshall Rauch
will attend two governmental
meetings during the weekend, i
On Friday, he will be in Ral-i
eigh for a meeting of the sub-j
committee on lending and bor-j
On Satuivlay, he will be in
Chapel Hill for a meeting of the
.jail study commis.sion.
Lions Are Selling
‘68 City Auto Tags
i Mrs. Thomas Walker MeSwain.
i Surviving are two sons, Sam
o«i oneo McAhee of Grand Blanc, Michi-
Sale of 1968 city auto gan and Brooks McAhee of Kings:
plates went on sale this week a daughter, Mrs. Grace'
McAl)ee Huffstickler of Flint, Mi-j
D^:- and Mrs. Kenneth MoOiR'
night, and three children, Kenny, Lin-
,da and Jimmy, left Tuesday for
: Africa, where Dr. and Mrs. Me-
[ Gill will serve as medical mis-
: sionaries in the Southern Presby-
! tcrian Church.
The McGills are formerly of
i Kings Mountain where Dr. Me-
Funoral ritos for Mrs. Annie K.
McAJh-o. 76, Widow of ^Preston ^
McAhee, were held f riday at 4 K’pnnpth VoPiiu is.,
p.„r fro.n,Serond Baptis, church j Sndria.l^a! theVa'rt
three months. They spent the
Christmas holidays with their
Mountain hospital follow ing gL" anTvuL;? VH "‘‘r
MOSS of three days. She was and visited the John
.laughter of the late Mr. and here.
of which he was a member.
Mrs. McAliee died December]
City Hall courtroom.
Mr. Rlanton s
Funeral rites for W. Clarence
Members of the Kings Moun- chigan; 19 grandchildren
tain Lions club are again con-; five great grandchildren. I Riontnn 70 k«i:i o ~‘3 7
ducting the sale. Tags are $I and Rev. George Julian and Rev,|2 nm frorii Oak
may be purchased Monday] vv. h. Redmond officiated at the!Grove Baptist
■ ■ was
. ^ H. Redmond officiated at the:^hSrdi orwhi^rh'"™'®
well. He is a grandson of Mr. and] through Friday from 9 a.m. until; final rites, and interment was in' ^
Mrs J M. McGinnis. ' 5 p,m. 1 Mountain Rest cemetery. I
• - I 1 Mr. Blanton, a retired carpen-
Moss Enconiaged On Water Grant, I gop Piednct I pital follow'ing a w'cek’s illness,
■ I Meeting January 12 i pm- i" the Kings Mountain hos.
Coniers About Buffalo Recreation Bchvvare Pt-ecincf Republicans |°"r, WinilJ“Bianton“"he IZ
will hold a meeting on Friday ■ married to the'former Margaret
forin^ight. January 12th at 7 p.m. at Ellen Lovelace fTsS yearf
Bethware school. ] ^ ^
Prt'cinct Chairman Bill Babb I .Surviving are his wife; tw# ^
Mayor John Henry Moss was in | gress”
of the application
Atlanta las$ Fri-1 $450,000 for the Buffalo Creek]
" day, reviewing with reglOii^ of- project.
ficials J of the
clubhouse to canvass the j Haisln^ and Urban Deveiopnfl
George M. Murray. Number 5 mttnity. the cltr'
Bennett Masters, Kings Moun ; fadera.^ants.
tain mortician on the stsff of
Township tax lister, will be at
Bess Superette Thursday, and at
Four Point Grocery both Friday
and Saturday. On Thursday and
Friday he will be on duty from
8 a.m. until 5 p.m. On Saturday
he will be on duty from 8 to noon.
All other lisUrig days will be at
the citF’s several applications for I plans fc^yrfevehpment
He added that HUD officials in*
dicated approval of the city a
t * the
The Mayor also discussed with
,rmiod faciRl^ps building
ch a $302.0(X) federal grant
Harrlc Fi neral H^e Jll head 1 of the Bureau of Out- has been approved.
L Kinvs M^ntain’ campaign I.®®'' »«reatlon, Department of, Other project.s di^scus.«es im
the Kini'S Mountain
for the third year.
Kings Mountain led the county
campaign for funds to combat
polio in last year’s effort.
the interior, recreational aspects] eluded the urban renewal project,
of the Buffalo Creek water pro- gross estimate at $2,150,277, with
ject. the city’s share $190,0(H>, and the
Mayor Moss said he was “very i central business district improve-
mwh encouraged with the pro- ment application for $910,004.
said all precinct
askwi to attend.
Mary Beth Ramsey, in medi
cal assistant’s training in At
lanta, Ga., has been hospital
ized the past week at. Kings
Mountain hospital. Miss Ram
sey is recuperating from flu.
She Ls daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles E. Ramsey.
members are] sons, Wiley Blanton of King
Mountain and Edmond Blanton
of Columbia. S. C.; a daughter,
Mrs. Oren White of Charlotte; a
foster daughter, Mrs. Fred Wea
ver of Kin^s Mountain; two fos
ter sons, John and Leonard Pat
terson, both of Kings Mountain,
Rev. James Holder, assisted
Rev. C. C. Crow, officiated at the'
final rites. Interment was in the
Oak Grove cemetery.