Greater Kings Mountain 21,914
City Limits 8,256
Mountoln llgur* it d«ftv«d from th»
**«*•• Bur*ou of tlw Ctoiufl report o
1966, and Includes tb« 14.990 popiAatlon o
2“®^* ^^Tewnehip. and tbe remolnlng $.124 lion
numbor S Township. In CloTolaod County and Crewdor*
Mountoln Township in Gaston County.
VOL 80 No. 9
Kings Mountain's Boliable Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, February 29, 1968
PRICE TEN CENTS
Southwestern Loop Cage Tourney Starts Friday
Thomas T cDeviU, AshevilleJ^f®
City To Develope
PARKER ON CENTRAL COMMITTEE — Pictured obove ore members of the Central Committee
of the Fine Arts Study currently in progress in Cleveland. Polk and Rutherford counties. Staff
members present ore Max Padgett assistant superintendent of the Rutherford County Schools.
Mrs. Hugh Henson, secretary-bookkeeper for the project and Mrs. Bobbie Pritchard Matthews,
study director. Seated left to right ore Mr. Padgett and the committee members appointed by
the school superintendents in the six administro' ive units including Miss Amelia Wilkie. Ruther
ford County schools; Mrs. Eleanor K. Settle* Tryon city schools; Eugene F. Allen. Shelby city
schools; Donold L. Parker* Kings Mountain dis i;rict schools; Kemble F. Johnson. Cleveland Coun
ty schools; Mrs. Gertrude Esdoie* Polk County schools; and Mrs. Henson and Mrs. Matthews.
Fijial appirnnl has boon re-
coivocl for a j)lanning t in
the Fine Art.s to be fumU’d by
the federal goveinm»'nt through
Tith^ 111 of the Flcmentary and
Secondary Aei, announees Donald
Parker, Title 1 Diior*tor in the
Kings Mountain sclmols.
Kulhorffjrd County has n'eeu
e:l a $2.5.00') grant for a uin:’
survey in u thii'e-rounty au<i, in- I
eluding Ruthet Old, Cleveland; i
and Polk Counties, the first in ;
North Cii'olina and amon^ tnc
first areas ii the nation l<» le-
ceivo the grant, said Paiker.
Emi’oye i as study director is
Mrs. J(din Lindsay Mattho'.vs, Jr.
of Rock*; Mount, formerly Bobbie
Lorraine' Pri‘ehnrd. music con*
PuUrnt with Ih" North Carolina
Dcpartm'’nt of T’ublir InstTUetion.
Mrs. ?.’a<*‘h^’.vs h's sung and
done p'orro'’nml v\’ork with the
Nation*'! C.rass Roots On(‘-3
Company, t^»!");t anrl rUre'^tod a
chorus at K^'st C.'^rolina Cniver*
siiy and conductc.l a variety of
Offices of the project are lo
cated in the Bi-iifi of Lducation
Building in Rocky Mount, said
Pir poses of I he project arc
£;V('-fold, aiTorriiug to Ilie Kings,
lountain school official who is,
■member of the Cential com-
^^ittee for the project: to assess,
current school and c‘om:nuhily
efforts in the arts; to investigate
exemplary fin(' arts programs
currently in o» era'ion; tf» deter
mine local nerds in tin* ‘‘ine arts;
to plan progi tms to meet the
Continanl On Put/c S
Become K. Chief Friday
Faur More Candidates Seek
diedion f 0 County Positions
List To Seven
7Tic city will s€*ok a govern
mental grant to aid devtdopmcnl
i)f the recreational potential of
the Buffalo deck water reservoir
Action followed presentation at
Tuesday night’s special meeting
ol a recreational facilities map
prepared by Gardner GicIIoy, of;
I Winston-Salem, recreational plan
MeDevitt Is 36,
Of Police Work
Thomas Edward McDevitt, 36.
vas tlectt'd unanimously Kings
Mountain police chief by the city
jommission Tuesday night.
All members were present and
He will assume office Friday,
le will he paid $150 per week.
Currently sales manager for
n Asheville automobile dealer,
L*. MuDevitt Is a veteran of more
han 12 years in law enforce-
icnt, most recently for eight
•ears with the Asheville police
'orce and previously for four
ears with the ITSAF military
olice as policeman and investi-
He attended grade school in
Cashiers, graduating from Glen
tale high scliool, and was a spe
cial student at Asheville-Bilt-
He is luarricd and has four
Only untoward notes concern-
ng the commission action were
I .aised by Clavon Kelly and Luke
i Hoyle. Both critici/x'd the mo-
I ion to employ MeDevitt^ on
grotfnds a member of-the Kings
Mountain force should be elc-i
' Commissioner Norman King,
i.itincr he spoke only for him-
elf, said, “H is my thinkinT to,
)btain a man who can train our
?Tr. K“Uy asked, “Do local men
not qualify or not want it?’ He
‘Iso suggested that for “what
vou can pay. this man already
ITS grease on his fool where he
Mr. Hoyle commented, “You re
■unning gof»d businessmen nvit-of-
*o,vn because you don t coop
Mayor John Henry Moss sa'd,
ho commission had interviewed
four other applicants including,
one member of the present force.
He added that Chief J. C. Hall,
of the Asheville force, and other.
Asheville citizens had rccommrn-'
ted McDcvitt highly
For bounty Board
SPEAKER — Leonel Brunnemer
of Gastonia will make the ad
dress at Monday night's first
annual Kings Mountain United
Fund Recognition Banquet to be
held at the Woman's club.
KM United Fund
Kings Mountain’s first annual
United Fund Recognition Banquet
will be hold Mon^y night.
The 7 p.m. dinner at the Wom
an’s club will honor participat
ing agencies and drive leaders in
the city’s successful 1968 cam-' 4- „
• u- i. ^ for the three year pcnoc ending
paign which toppod a goal of r- u . .i .-
. . I Fehniarv L'l at the sui/iiestinn.
ners. Previously the commission had
Mr. Gidley's preliminary plans! established general terms of a
will retiuire about -450 acres on 'police department policy, which
tile east side of the rt'sorvoir. arc:
He declare:! the Kings Moun-, POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICY
tain reservoir has “unique recrea-. T) A system of Promotion and
tion potential" and reported “out-1 Rank based on Merit of perform
door recreation growth has ex- ance of duty and length of serv-
ploded’’. i ice.
"tn rnnlr-x!* to the many lakes. Increases in salary to cor
in the Carolinas designed to pro-'respond with rank and service,
vide hydroelectric power, the 3i A systematic on-job (rain
Pa ye .
FRED M. SIMMONS
For School Board
Open House Set
which has opened in
William Orr, 41, who liic.l V’v’ed-
ncsday *oi couiUy coiiini.a.aoiier,
IS inc firsi Ntgio in inuat n poli
tical hi.'toiy to .M'ck a c‘«iujnis-
.vii. urr, a citizen of Kings
Mountain the pasi 3.5 yeais. is
seventh candidaie to tile tor thice
! commission seals up tor grabs
in the May Democratic primary
Terms ol Commissioners liu^h
Dover, Coleman Goforth and
I Spurgeon Hewitt are expiring.
jBoth Goforth and ilewiit have
' filed for re-election and Chair
man Dover has tormaily announ
ced. Other challengers are Fritz;
Morehead ar^d Pock who |
lil^ prev-^ousty, and Robert rfub-*
bard, who filed Friday. ! ^
j In other county pfditical devel-
;opments during the past week' .
. Ralph Tucker, Democrat, filed v
I for reelection to a sec<»nd term r
as register of deeds and two Shcl- ;
bians, B. Devon Bingham and :
Fred M. Simmons, made* a joint ^
statement announcing their can- j
i dldacies for seats on the county [
board of education. Mr. Simmons,
Shelby architect, filed W'ednes- ^
iday. Mr. Bingham posted a $5
filing fee but his filing declara
tion was not c.xec'jted.
In his announcement slalerpcnt.
Mr. Orr siitl: “If elected. I will
seek to represent all tlic people
of Cleveland County." A mem
ber of the Kings Mountain Hous
ing Attorney and the e.xecutive;
committee of Cleveland Commu-|
nity Action. Orr is a former!
I member of the Clevelaml County.
I and Kings Mountain Human Re
lations committees. A former em
ployee of Korns Brothers, he is
employed by Duplex-Slianncn. He
lls married to the former Mao Sue
Boyce and they are parents of a
®on L?io v Lewis Ot. senio'' at
Center, A T ITniver.sitv. A World Wir
Kings II Navy veteran, Orr ivS a member
By JOE CORNWELL
Herald Sports Editor
I The Kings Mountain High
I pf-hool Gym will come alive when
I the East Rutherfordton girls meet
I R. S. Central in the first game
jnf the Southwestern Conerence
; Basketball Tournament, this com
ing Friday at 3:1)0 p.m.
Final conference standings
; wore placed into the record books
1 this past Wednesday, with Kings
j Me untain winning the Boys’ di-
' vision and Chase clinching the
i In the past, the top four teams
I in the conference standings rep
resented the Southwestern in the
! 3i-Conierence Tourney. This sea-
I son. for the first time, any of the
I top eight teams in the conference
I have a chance of going to the Bi-
1 conlerence Tournament.
I The second game Friday, pits
; the Belmont Red Raiders against
j the Lincolnton Wolve.s, at 4:30.
! Later in the evening, at 7:00, the
i Chase High girls will play Lin-
i colnton. Then at 9:00 the first-
WILLIAM (BILL) MASON
For Dutrict Judge
place Kings Mountain Mountain
eers will meet the eighth-place-.
R. S. Central Hilltoppers.
Saturday, the time schedule
will be the same as Friday’s. In
the first game the Kings Moun
tain Mountainettes will take on
the Burn’s Bulldogs. At 4:30
Cherryville will meet Crest in the
I first boys’ game cf the day. At
! 7:00 the Shelby girls will tangle
I with Crest; and at 9:00 the Shel
by boys will meet Burns.
Monday at 7:00 the winner of
the Girls game between East and
Jl, S. will. meet ,the winner of
the Chase and Lincolnton game.
Then at 8:30 the winner of the
game between Kings Mountain
and R. S. Central will play the
winner of the Belmont and Lin
Tue.«day at 7:00 the winner of
the game between the Shelby
Lady Lions and the girls from
Crest will meet. The winner of
(Continued On Page Three)
RALPH J. TUCKER
For Register of Deeds
“Equal Time" Poses
Problem For Dover
Hugh Dover, chairman of the
county commission, has annoum
ced he will seek re-election, but
has not yet paid his filing fee.
At (he moment, his plans are to
file on March 22, last day for
It involves Mr. Dover’s early
morning radio progra mover WO
HS Shelby and Federal Commun
ications Commission regulations
requiring “equal time” to all can
didates where provided onel
Mr. Dover’s is a special case,
since he leases time from WOHS
Prcspccls for quicker imple- arid sells it to sponsors much as
mentation of downtown mall Grady Cole did for vears with
plans developed this week when charlotte’s WBT. When Mr. Do-
D. L. S,sunders, owner of Saun- ver officially becomes a candi-
Kings Mountain lake will have a ing, along with a special courses 3 until 5 p.m
(Citfttinned on Page 8) (CtmOv.ued Page N) ! Center ha*? (
Phillips And Observerman Peruse
City Street Improvements Invoices
By MARTIN HARMON gardlcss of residence. The rec-
A Charlotte Observer rcpoiler, ords Phillips had copied wciC
Jack Horan, peru.sod city in- made available to Horan about
voices for street improvements 11:80 a.m. and he completed hi
perusal about 2 p.m.
‘$2r00o7oripve7causeLn7dav-'suKgcstinn. Mayor John Henry Moss re-
■ Ion campaign ^ ' ^*°*^^*^ said, of a ‘group’ of Kings ported after a conference with
i Mountain citizens. Iloran:
' He declined to identify individ-1 “Mr. Horan said the last bids
uals of the “group".
Suggestion had been made
Mountain under sponsorship of of Bynum Chanel AME on Jeis C'eaners, issued a statement date, does the “equal time” pro-
the Cleveland Community Action church. He was M*"! of the Year l iving lie wished to coopet .ite in vision apply?
Family Improvement iVogram, of Phi Omega fraterniiy in 19G4. furtliering Hie mall project. | The FCC is bein:; queried for
will hold open house Sunday Ralph Tucker is a native of the Mr. Saunders said, "I have dis-ja ruling, frieneds of Mr. Dover
Elizabc'th community, where he cusscil the mall project with report.
The Center has occupied the is adult .Sund.av Schot)! Sur-rin- members of the mall executive
former Southern Bell quarters on tendent of Eliz«»b('th Pnptist committee and I want 10 coop-
Cherokee Street, over Storchi’s. church. He is a TJon and rnember er itc' in Hu mall development.
Visitors are invited to inspect the of Gideons of Ctevelan ! Co'-ntv. From pn.s.sihle arrangements in-
i new facility Sunday and to view Mrs. Tucker i-? the fru’mt'r Elizi- dicated. I feel I can cooperate."
a film, “North Carolina”, fcatur-' (''ovtinurd Ov Pmu' ji | ^Continued on Page 8)
: ing Evangelist Billy Graham and
Peace Corps Director Sargent
personnel and public relations for
T’exHles, Inc. and Threads, Inc.
j of Gastonia, will be principal ad-
• dress, UF President
, ford announced. Long active in
church, civic and Gastonia area
Supervisor George Newman
said James P. Poole is director of
the Center which has employed a
full time staff of 14, six of whom
will be employed in the Kings
The Center will be open daily,
Sewage Syster Gets Federal OK;
Rids Invited On Bonds March 19
taken fnr .strrot improvements ‘trough Friday from S
to were taken in 1957. I replied my untiljj).m., said Mr. Poole.
Don Craw-^^***"'^^ might bo in administration had followed
violation of the state law requir- many of the same procedures as| ILlOnS TO HOIG
ing bids for purcha.ses of budget- prior administration.s. I suggest
ford and Mrs. Hovvacf! Jackson,
owners of the land.
Lot, Purser and Associates are
A central facitiliis buiilding on
Ihc campground will provide gro-
cerU's, gifts and laundry facilities
and a swimming pool.
Kamfgroun.ls of Ameriei, Inc.
\\'es forme:! in 1963, according to
Mr. Neill, and was h.ased on the
Kinj Kamper.s, ,lnc. is clearing
land for a ItiiJ-sile family (.imp-
ground on 22 acres east of Phil
lips 6G Scrsice Station, King
Robert H. Ntill, pre.sident, said communiTy*affairsitems of 1) more than $3,500 up ed if he were advising me of a
a lease-purcha.so option had been v'inner of the Gastonia loJt*ne22, 1967, and 2) more than technical erroi, I apprt'ciatcd itJ
obtained from Mrs. Wilson ^'w ' ’ Citizenship awaW and $'^500 since. "I told him I felt our price on
' " the Gastonia Junior Woman’s told City Clerk Joe Me- paving at $6.95 and $7 per ton
club community service award. | Daniel, Jr., Tue.sday night, ho and at $1.80 per lineal foot for
President Crawford will pre-|'wanted to see the invoices wlilch curbing - and - guttering arc very
.sent Mr. Brunneme^’. had been copied by a secretary comnetitivc"
Robert (Boh) Southwell was Harold J. Phillips, yarn sales Pat Fpangler, of Spangh'r &
chairman of the 1968 fund drive ^lan and 1753-55 city commis- .Sons which docs much of (ho
and other chairmen were Larry sionor, on February 21. Phillips city’s street improvements work
”nmrirk, r>nmmere'al; George ^ad requested the information on said he had contracted f'n low bid
Houser, industry: Donald Jones, February 15 and was told it would the work of the City cf Shelby for
s(-hooLs: Mrs. Sarn Robinson, pro- bo available as quh'kly as it the current fiscal year at $2.35 Vhairman.
Kin^s Mountain Lions club will
honor farmers of the area and
leaders of the community at an
Appreciation Night banquet Tues-!
day, March 12th.
Dinner will be served at 71
o’clock at the Woman’s club. I
Edwin Moore is chairman of
♦he Lions club Farmers and Area
\Dproclation Night committee.
W. L: (Rill) Plonk is program
By MARTIN HARMON
Ex(*v‘Ution of contract with the
success. ul bidder on the city’s
st'wage system improvements pro-
](H t has l)('en authorized by the
Mid-Atlantic regional office of
th(* water pollution ccmtrol ad
ministration, Department of the
, Inferior, Engineer W. K. Dick
son, of Charlotte, said W(‘dnes-
Jerry Hope, of Mid-Pines, was
slashed in the face and on the
chest by three youths about 9:45
Saturday night as he was leaving
the home of his brother, Steve
Hope. 102 Morris street.
City Officers Bob Hayes and
Raymond Galloway, who investi
gated, said the victim did not
know the attackers, whom he de
scribed as young boys, and who
left the scene in a white 1964
He was slashed whh a b^eresn
opener on the cheeks, and th«
letter "S” was carved on his
camping parks under a nationally j oondence; and Mayor John Moss,
franchis'd name, which would be i public employees,
ficated in high-traffic areas per-j
Choral to cities. Designed and'
hgineered for the camper of to-;
"day, and for Hie future. KOAsi
fessional; Charles Mauney, ad- could bo gathered. City Clerk Me- per lineal foot for curhing-and-' Speaker for the banquet will
‘ guttering. He said he did not re- be* announced next week, said
..icmbei the exa ? figu’'e for Mr. Plonk,
pavine but rc^memberrd it as a.
concent of providing high qualityj vance gifts; D'rk Maxev. corres-, Daniel said.
a»*e geared to comfort for the
and cp»-vk’e to the com
munity, said Neill
Pc''. .Tflmes M. •WIH^'r will
use the sermon topic. “Sons of
God”, at Sunday morning wor
ship services at Kings Mountain
On the Horan request, the (Tcrk
questioned the right of a ntui-
citizem of Kings Mountain to see le.ist per ton.
city records. After a call to the Mr. Sntinglei noted tha^ Kings
North Carolina attorney-general Mountain renuire.« State Highway
Wednesday morning, City Attor-! Commission spc.’lflclation.** wliicii
ney Jack ’ White reported thatjspecify “30-inch enrbing-and-gut-
the records are open to all, re-itering, double "S” r. dil.
gardless of residence. The repords 1
Members of the Session of
First Presbyterian church will
meet Sunday morning at 10:40
a.m. to receive new members,
Dr. Paul Ausley, pastor, an
CHAPLAIN — Rev. Fronk Shir
ley* pastor of Temple Baptist
church* hos been elected chap
lain of the Cleveland County
Rescue Squad. Mr. Shirley was
elected at Mondoy night's
meeting of the volunteer organ
Hope was given first aid treat-
Col. Dickson .said v('ib:il ap- ment and an inti-tet*nus iniec-
' nroval was gAen via tclep%one| tion at Kings Mountain hospital
t by regional officials and that'and released.
Lonstiucii»m work will begin Police interrogated and releas-
soon. I ed two youth Monday,
j The federal ogency will pay
I $3SS.5')0 of the cost of the pro-
ijoct. estimated to cost $1,300,000.
M('antimo, the Local Gove n-
’ ment Commission is adver'isini?
! for bids for Sl.OOO.fK)',) in City
I Kings Mountain sewage bon is,' n. B. B’-'toek. prineipal of East
, the bids to be received at the school, will give the program,
tfommissioM office in Raleigh un- ‘qiiicb-hikin" Th*'ough Eurone
til 11 o’clock the morning of On A Fhoe-St»'ing", at Thursday
Ma^ch 19. ni'’')H's '"w'^ni*! eUih meeting.
The bo'ids a’'e to be dateft The club mee*s at 6:43 p.m. at
A' ril 1, IP.'N. an.l wi*) mature an- the Woman’s elub.
nually. April 1 ($40,000) to 1993,' Mr. Blalock, who toured Fu-
inclrsive, without option of priorjrone during the past summ'»r,
I t'CoHfhjMcd On Page Eight) will give highlights of his trijk