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VOL. 80 No. 14
Kings Mountain's Beliable Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, April 4, 1968
PRICE TFN CENlt
k or Addition
i € North School
Bids totjjins 3^134,03^ were
^'Aa.dccl the low b.dde.s Friday
oy tin Kings Mountain board of
rducaiioii for constjuction of a
12 classroom addition to North
Final Plans For Water Project
Will Be Reviewed On May 14th
Say City B3ard
Ic Study Project
Jiu* contract p.iccb are about
10 more iiun ant.c.puieJ
ji.ia a.e oc.ng iiego.iaied lo re-
-luce the grand loial by about
320,000, Schools Supt. Donald
JoiKv. &aid ycaterday.
i; approved, as anticipated by
the A. v.. riojrd of Eduralion in
Haleigh, conslniction could begin Finil plans and s ec;f:cf‘’io'i '
n 00 days. for the proposed “Buffalo Creek ’
I Supt. Jones sjud the addition Water Project are to bo present*'
[Should be ri idy for occupancy oonitnission revicvv a.
by the first ll'oO. Xon.» of the mecong of the |
bidders indicated the,- would be
commis.sio?!, Mayor John Moss
STUDENl IN SPECIAL, EDUCATION CLASS ~ Mrs. Oscar Padgett instructs Sheila Ann Suttle in
seventh grade history at the Suttle home on Center street. The 14*Yeor*old youngster has been en
rolled in special education classes since August. Eoster Seal funds from the current campaign help
buy instructional supplies for victims of crippling diseases in the county. (Photo by Paul Lem
Eastei Seal D L l
Drive Underway; KODCrt
Sheila Ann Suttle, age 14. likes
the out-of doors and enjoys tend
ing lu-r uncle’s sheep in a sheep
pen near her home on Center
Tlic former Bethware school
seventh grader has been out-of-
tho classi-oom since last August
when she underwent an opera-
for curvature of the spine.
. pH’ause of a east from her hip-
Une to her neck, the youngstei
is unable to sit in the classroom
and a special education teaelicr
visits here in her homo.
Sheila also enjoys records and
her teacher, Mrs. Oscar Padgett
of Shelby, used recordings and
visual aids in giving her instruc
tion three days a week. Sheda
has a brother an<i sister, twins,
who are in the second gra<lc. '’’he
family which also includes her
mother and father, Mr. and Mrs.
James Suttle. moved liere two
years ago from Waynesville. Mi.
Suttle is employed by Pyramid
Mills, Bessemer City.
Funds from the Faster Seal
campaign, now underway help
purchase instructional su1>phes
fo»- youngsters like Sheila. An
other agency which nn'cnes
funds from the Cleveland (.ount>
Easter Seal Society is tht* (laston
Oral School for the Dt'af and
several Kings Mountain children fg ConduClinq
Sheila hoiios to he abh* to re
enter school next term.
A house-to-house Ladies’ Fas
ter Parade for benefit of th(’
196S Easter Seal campaign will,
be held Palm Sundav. thi.s Sen-
day, from 1 until 3 p m. Tlie
A volunteer mother’s march is
jk^aded by Mrs. Bob Stringfellow
^Aid area captains of the fund-
^Kising effort are Mrs. Otis F'alls,
Jr.. Mrs. Raymond Goforth. Mrs.
Sandra Hinson, Mrs. A. E. May-
hew, Mrs. Tracy Stewart, Mrs.
J. B. Johnson and Mrs. Ken
■a'ole lo meet a September 1 dead- said yesterday following a con-:
line for openi ig by the beginning loien.-e w'iih Col. W. K. Dickson,^
of the nc -v term of school in the ,>f Charlotte, consulting engiii-;
fall. oer. |
I Tile cost of the addition is
I about 10 I rrcent higher than the Mayor .Moss said lollowing rc-^
$415,0(X) citimated Cvariier, said view uy Uie commission the com-
: Mr. Jones. Of the total cost, p-e.cd plans 'v*ii be reviewed by|
i $374 (K)0 will come from the stale oie Di-varoncni oi iiousing anu .
:as Kings Mounlnin’s diare of a tJroaii Development and aate wih ,
$100 million statt -wldc bond is- i^r aavcinsemem oi bids.'
sue approved in 1931. The eon- '!*»* ma>or said acquisition of
^ traces let FrM.av are subject to necessary land for the project
aoproval by the State Board of completion oi pro*;
! Kducation ‘ specifications.
Awarded contracts were; , “mis date will he governed by
Beam Construction Company engineering speciftca-
of Chcrryville. general contrac* t‘*^ns and approval , said the
tf>rQ ^s>Ki 5-19* ma^or.
Gastonia Plumbing Company. "We have beon discussing land
plumbing contract, $2.o.751. acquisition but have not actually
McKinney .Sheet Metal, Inc., hegun contacting property own-
j mechanical contract, $69,492
ers”, the mayor added, noting
Dallas Electric Company, elec- acquisition dale
PATRICK WINS EAGLE AWARD -p Gilbert Patrick. U-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence
Patrick of Kings Mountain, received his Eagle award in a presentotion ceremony at West Point
Military Acodemy last week when the family ot tended freshman weekend. From left to right, Mr.
Patrick. Cadet Larry Patrick. Mrs. Patrick. Gilbert Patrick, and four West Point Cadets who served
os a Board of Review. (U. S. Military Academy Photo)
! trioal contract. $41,500.
i Food p:quiFmont Company.
. kitchen equipment, $15,800.
has been advanced pending com-
plCLion of linal plans and specifi
cations which will designate the
exact amount of land required.
Originally, officials had hoped
to start construction as early as
May 1 on the new water system,
a project estimated to cost $3,-
338,000, and $450,000 has been
approved from federal funds.
Voters here last to’
. 1 margin authorize the city gov-
^ i?rnmcnt to borrow its share of
For 0.0. Walker
PRESIDENT — Robert L. (Rob)
Goforth has been installed as
president of the Legion of Lead
ers as top sale.'^man in Chevro
let dealerships in the two
By ANNE JAMES HARMON
"The problem of alcoholisnr the project.
Robert L. iKob» Golorlh. Vic- not in bottles, but in people.’ It would provide a dam on
toiy CiiA'Violct Company sales- statement was made b> Buffalo Creek, a treatment plant
man, • . .. . ... - - * .
of the Chf'violct sales organiza- duiTng a recent study of Lake Lure, and a recreation
tion Tuesday night in Charlotte. ' (.g^j-se on "The Church’s Respon- area around the lake.
Mr. Gofortb will serve a one.^ij,i,i,y Alcoholism". i
! year term. |,pip ,he person suf-
‘ The lionor is accorded the top descriM as
salesman of the l.'KK) salesmen the nation's fourth major health
in (’’hevrolel dealerships in the problem was the subject o
two Carolin.is. Mr. Goforth's Hales’ discussions.
, ‘ t„":!a;rC"he a» : Funeral ruo^^^
I « V before he can be helped, were held luesaay aiur
Mrs. Goforth and Mr. and Mrs. Hales said. "Change must begin Bethel
J. T. McGinnis. Jr. accompanied with the non-alcoholic.” Methodist church, interment fol-
Mr. Goforth to tlic White House* He continued that it is imper-1 lowing m the church cemetery.
Inn for iho banquet and instal- ative for those who live and w'ork I p^ifer died Sunday morn-
lation service. with the person suffering with 3.^5 ^^e Kings
' A member of the local com-‘^ prefers hospital following two
lnam* s iU*s staff the oast tliTe “alcoholic”.'to learn the nature. ^ native of Clevc
vears Goforth and his illness and to know County, he was son of the
,dy liVe'at S03 Me.udowbrook road Amanda Dixon
land attend Boyce Memorial ARP
uiy L m'vioiei L.ompany sales- statement was made by ounaio urecK, a ireaimexu piam
lan, was installerl as president wuiiam Hales of the Charlotte and five miles of w^ater lines to
■f the l.OdO-inemlK'r Legion of (Council of Alcoholism. Inc.,speak the city system, a lake approxi ,
.eaders at iht* annual convention Bovco Memorial ARP mately 2,250 acres, near the size
‘ of Lake Lure, and a recro-'^-"-
area around the lake.
From Ward 5
Funeral rites for Obacliah Oli
ver Walker. Ward .5 City Com
missioner, wore held Sunday aft
ernoon at 4 o’clock from King.s
Mountain Baptist church of which
he was a mcmb<*r.
morning at 11
o’clock in the
hospital after a
The Colonel Frederick Ham-
bright Chapter of the Daugh
ters o! the American Revolution
asks that donations of clotiiing
for the Crossnore School be sent
to the residence of Mrs. Joe
Thomson. 308 West Mountain
Street. Kings Mountain, be
tween the hours from 9 lo 1
The Chapter appreciatt‘s the
fine response to this worthy
cau.se in form(‘r years.
i .. . tu 5 f.„. To illustrate this point he re-
moT'junf Clo“ Bo^ arc a throe act ^ay caUod "A
j natives or Kings .Mountain. They Carouse is the
I arc parcnl.s of three children and character. He is dc
have one grandson. picted as an e.xtremely dependent
j Eight hundi(*d salesmen person who denies this fact by
I tended the Tuesday night banquet, (jinking, and although intelli-
of the El Bethel community.
His wife, Sarah, died in 1952.
Survivors include a daughter,
Mrs. Wanza Goforth of Kings
Mountain: Rufus Phifer, Jake
Phifer, all of Kings Mountain, and
Dempsey Phifer of Tahoma City.
California; and two sisters, Miss
gent, capable and sensitive, Minnie Phifer and Miss Maggie
denies the presence of the prob-j Kings Mountain:
' lem which causes a Jekyll and .^j^^ grandchildren.
'Hyde change in his personality,;
i causing a crisis in his life. Rev. E. R. Lynn, assisted by
In Act 11 three persons are the Rev. Frank Blalot’k, officiated at
RITES HELD — Funeral rites for
O. O. Walker, Ward V city com
missioner. were held Sunday.
The Iasi week in the life of
Josus Christ will be relived 'in
Holy Week services bt*ginning
Monday evening at St. Matthew’s
Funeral rites for John Dixon
the final rites.
Active pallbearers were Camer-
Women of Central Methodi.si
church are conducting the sale
of Easter lilies as a church jiro-
ject of the M'omen’s Society.
Alfred late obtained a build
ing permit Tuesday to build a
one-stiiry brick veneer hou.se on
Hawthorne Lane at eslimat<?d
cost ot $2'l.(x«).
object of the action: First, the
^ . Enabler, the guilt laden Mr. ^
McDaniel, 7^. promment retired whose mission it is to save on Ware. James Roberts, Menzell
farmer of the Bethlehem alcoholic. While this may be Phifer. Wendell Phifer. Bill Phifer
1 nity, were ludd March ..3 frorn ^ member of his family, it is and John Phifer, all of Kings
laycees Play Politics, Elect
Smith President In Hot Election
Bethlehem Baptist church of
which ho was a member and
cemetery sexton for many years.
Mr. McDaniel died Marcii 22nd
in the Kings Mountain hospital
after illness of several months.
He was a native of Cleveland
County, .son of the late Hoyle and
! Sallio Morrow McDaniel. He was
: also a retired textile employee.
(Continued on Pngc Sixf
Final Rites Conducted Monday
For A. Dewitte Cornwell, 61
His pastor. Rev. James M- VVil-
der, officiated at the final lites
and interment was in Mounlai’i
Rest cemetery. Honorary pall
bearers were members of the rhy
council and city employees. Ac
tive pallbearers were Otis Falls,
Jr., Lewis Dellinger. Gene Timms,
Jack White. Tom Tate and W. 'I'.
A retired general contractor,
Mr. Walker was serving his sec
ond two-year term as a city com
missioner repre.senting Ward V.
A native of Halifax County, Mr.
I Walker had been a Kings Moun
tain citizen for 44 vears.
' He was a Mason, a Sliriner, a
[member of Kings Mountain Chap-
' ter 123, Order of the Kastorn
Star, a memb<*r of Otis D. Green
Post 155 American Legion and a
trustee of Kings Mountain Rap-
' tist church. He S(M-V(*d in the U.S. Communion: and Fi'iday, "Seven
Navy during M'orld War 1. Final Words." A servici* of pub-
I lie confession will feature the
1 He was son of tlie late James Wednesday night .service.
Sei\ici*s of Holy Communion
will be hold on 'riuirsday at 4 p.
m. and at 7:30 p.m.
Kev. Charles Kasley will (ie-
!i\er the sermon each evening.
SiTvices will be held nightly at
Gets Eagle Award
At West Point
Gilbert Patrick, 14-year-oId .son
I of Mr. and Mrs. H. Lawrence Pat-
'fflck, Was presented his Eagle,
highest award in Scouting, in the
West Point room of the U. S. Mili
tary Ai-ademy in New York during
"Plebe" w'eekend last weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick, Gilbert
and Barbara Patrick, of Kings
Mountain. Mrs. M. A. Rhyne of
Graham, Miss Janet Rhyne of Le
noir Rhyne college, MLss Christine
Quaii-slrom of Birmingham. Ala.,
and Mrs. Anthony Aurora of Long
Island. New York, were among
gu<sts of Cadet Larry Patrick, a
The Kings Mountain Cadet was
.selected to read the scripture les
son at morning worship services
Sunday at Cade! Chapel.
Over 3800 gue.sts visited the 928
Plebes during Parent Weekend.
Special guest of the Academy
Sunday was Alfredo Stroessner,
president of Paraquay. officers of
his country and dignitaries from
Washington. D. C.. the superinten
dent of W’ost Point and the com
mandant of Cadets.
President Stroessner issued an
order March 25th that because
of the impres.sive Protestant wor
ship services he was "granting
amnesty to the Corps of Cadets.”
the last time this occurred was
during the Eisenhower Adminis
Mrs. Patrick pinned the Eagle
badge on her younger son as
members of the family and four
Cadets forming a Board of Review
'Copies for the week include:
Monday "The Good Must Die":
Tue.sday "The 'ri iith Is What
Kills"; Wednesday "The Death
Tli.u .Saves Us": Thur.s<lay Holy
Funeral rites for Arthur De-
wilte Cornwell, 61, were heldi
D C ^ t n.. KonH from King's' He was twice married, to the Monday at 2:30 p.m. from Cen-
Joe R. Smith, executive vice-i A in ass band from ^ . (Joforth McDaniel and tral Methodist church, interment
president Of the Kings Mountain ^M()untiiin high scho(d suin)() _ M^ McDaniel following in Mountain Rest
Savtnp & Loan Association, do- candulatc he who survives in addition to eight, eemetery.
pitw T'r ih'^^Jfliee of president,' sons and five daughters. They are Mr. Cornwell died of a heart
'?^is presidency of the] floor ’ ee.presi-^ dlenn MeDaniel, Clyde McDaniel, attack Thursday at 3 p.m. in
Kings Mountain Jayeees in a; renominated hm hi st 'McDaniel, W. B. MeDan-. Carlton Hotel in Newark, New
Roger McDaniel, Naaman jersey. He and Mrs. Cornwell
I McDaniel. Durwood McDaniel and i wore visiting relatives in New*'
hotly-contested election Tuesday! dent and won. Each candidate
night. presented his "platform in a if'>-
It was^the first time the eiyic! five-minute ‘'t''''' '’- "y' Gerald McDaniel, all of Kings jtnsey.
club had conducted an electioni porting speakeis «(te all )W d ^ q Sellers, „is pastor Rev D. B. Alder-
which was complete with cam-; each candidate Sir„i,p, y,rs. Howard m in off4h ed at the final rites,
paigning, speeches and voting by; The new officers \yiM b( in ^ otLciaua at ine iinai ijit
lidics night banquet Roberts, Mrs James Sanders, all Active pallbearers wen* lo
politicking got underway about [ a. ^fie Wo^.n’s eh^^ ^
6:15 pm. by the candidates at' Kenneth Roberts was chan- »
the Womans club and ended man of the club nommatii r Daniel, of Kings Mountain, and carnenter Jr
about 10:30 with Smith elected mittee and two uvo sisters. J. S. Putnam and
president, Frank Hinson elected; presented for each . , \tj-s. T. B. Ware of Kings Moun- Mr. Cornwell retired c’ nuaiy
first vice-president. Ken Roberts'candidates for **11^!^* tain; 31 grandchildren and 15 1 as owner-operator of CornwelVs
elected second vice • president,'were Richard ‘ ^ .rreat^ Atlantic Service Station on East
■red Foster elected secretary, som, and Jimmy Rob»>. • n'" Clarence McMahan and King street. He was a native of
■ob Myers elected treasurer, Peeler w'as nominaled foi h ' w'ayne Ashe offieiat(*d at Kings Mountain, son of .\rthur
Gene Patterson elected Jay Bird dent and foi’ the final riles and interment was H. Cornwell of Kings .Mountain
and Gerald Thomasson elected'Powell was nominated Un (loa.s 3e*thlehem church cemetery,
state direcitor. 1 urer.
(Continued on Fuji Sun)
RITES HELD — Funeral rites
were held Monday for A. De
witte Cornwell, retired service
' and Annie Faulkner W.ilker.
1 Surviving are his wife, the
former Maude Rhea; a daughter,
■ Mrs. Jo Ann McDaniel of Kings
Mountain a granddaughtc'r. Slieryl
'McDaniel of Charlotte: three
brothers, Mack and Carlton Wal
ker of South Hill. Va. and Ja(k
Walker of Lynchburg, Va.: and
four sisters, Mrs. Alvin Crutch
field of Laeross<', Va.. MLss .^adie
Walker and Mrs. William Strange,
both of South Hill, Va. and Mrs.
J. C. Price of Martinsville, Va.
Forty members of the Bethle
hem, No. Three and Oak Grove
community volunte(*r fire <!eparl-
ments were awardel certificates
this week after comph*ting a 12-
hour course in forcible entry,
.ventilation and ladder training.
The Bethlehem departrn<*nl
sponsored the course which was
taught by Earl Denny of the N.
.C. Department of Insurance. Fred
A. Tate is cliief of the Bethlehem
' unit. i
The oily board of commission
ers will review progress of the
nuKlel cities application and es
tablish <iato of the annual Clean
I'p Fix-l’p-Paint Up Campaign at
Tue.sday night’s regular meeting.
These will be major items on
the agenda. Mayor John H. Moss
County Registration Books Open
Saturday In County's 28 Precints
Registration bociks will op<*n
at the county's 28 voting pre
Hooks will remain oiwn lor
tliri'e Saturdavs. Satiir<lay. April
27tii will he Challenge Day. May
4 is tile Deniocratie Primary.
Elections Board Chairman
K.ilph Gillx’rt said election offi
cials will remain the same.
Kings .Mountain area precincts.
th(*ir locations and officials are;
Bethware. at Bethware school,
Mrs. John D. Jones. rcHstrar,
Mrs. H(*nrv Kite, Democrat judgi*.
Clyde Short, alternate judge, Mrs.
Aileen Her ii d o n, Republican
Grpvt'r, at Grover Rescut* S(i«ad
Building. Mrs. J. B. Ellis, rt‘gis-
liar, Mrs. James C. Scruggs,*
Democrat judge. Miss Ethel Mar
tin. alternate judge. Mrs. Lee
Beam, Republican judge.
Fast Kings Mountain, at City
Hall courtroom. Mrs. Noll C.
Cranford, registrar, Mrs. Ruth
C. Thomasson. Democrat judge,
Mrs. Harold Glass, Republican
West Kings Mountain, at Na
tional Guard .-\rmory. .Mrs. J. H.
Arthur, registrar. Mrs. Charles
Ballard, Democrat judge, Mrs.
Paul Patterson, alternate, D. G.
Littlejohn, Republican judge.
Waco (]. M. Mauney. registrar,
W. L. Brown, Democrat judge, P
C. Dellinger, alternate, Mrs.
Charles Bingham, Republieau ‘