Greater Kings Mountain 21,914
City Limits 8,256
rh« OiaJi«r Klagt flfiir* to d«HT«d (roM th*
•ptcial United ttatM Sur*«u of th« Ctasiu nport o
ranu^ 1M0. and too)ud«a tiM U.ttO population •
NumMi 4 TownalUp, oad tbo ramolnlag •«lt4 iron
dumntr S Township, In Ctorolond County and Crowdnr*
Mouniala rownnblp In a«tos County.
VOL. ftO No. 17
Kings Mountain's Beiiable Newspaper
Kings Mountain. N. C., Thursday, April 25, 1968
PRICE TEN CENlf
Engineers Say Return Water Pipe May 20
Saturday at 6
Auction Dollar Days, a city*
wide trade promotion, will cul*,
minate on Saturday with an auc*!
tion sale at the r^rking lot at
tJie corner of Cherokee and
itizena are being given dollar-
•dollar, up to $100 purchased,
hy the local merchants and this
"play money" may be used in
purchasing valuable gi.'ts of
merchandise at the public auc
tion at 6 p.m. Saturday.
The auction gifts are on dis
play in the office of Industrial
Association of Kings Mountain.
"The Amazing Mr. Bradbury",
binert as one of the .world’s
greatest magicians and his troupe
of entertainers will present free
enteriiinment at the auction.
Jim Yarbro, chairman of the
trade promotion committee of the
Kings Mountain Me-ch.'ints As-
.sociation, said shoppers are ask
ed to look for the identifying
red stickers on the doors of
doN\’7itown merchants and take
advantage of this big sales event.
Board To Auction
Kings Mountain district board
of education is advertising for
sale at public auction on May 18
the two-acre tract at Parker and
Watterson streets known as the
Old Davidson School property.
Tiio 0!d Davidson building was
ra/cd several months ago.
Under terms of the sale, the
■^Mrd of education may require
highest bidder td hial^ ?■
denosit of 25 percent of the
The bids remain open for ten
ri;*ys and may be raised.
The board reserves the right to
reteel or confirm any bid.
A newly formed Kings Moun-:
lain corporation. Cable T-V, Inc.,
•eeks a city franchise to provide
•able television service in Kings
Mountain and environs.
Jonas Bridges, general manager
)i Radio Station WK.MT and pres-
'denl ol the new corporation, pre-
ented a proposal to the city com-,
nission Tuesday night. |
In return for use of city power
ooles. the cable T-V firm proposes
to pay the city five percent of
gross re\'enues or $2400 per year.
whichever is greater, on 20-year, ^ . . , ,
—-i. . D’*ojcct IS next January or Eeb
On Cansler Street
The State Highw'ay commisslo
publishes in this edition of th(
Herald a no ice to families ex
pected to find their dwellings de
molishcd duo to widening of the
street that the commission "is
prepan d . j .c-. . .
viso,*y a"^.si..nee to families
D.visioi Engineer W. V\. Wyke
S3 id tlie term, in fact, means fi
nancial assistance in moving the
families to other hous<*«.
Widening is anUcipated on the
"•ast side of Can.sler from King
Progress on the Cansler street
oiect to date, Mr. Wyke said.
cl 1 'n^"'’C*ion
• o w 11 go to the Raleigh
Mnnlng department which will;
'50t ri'ht-of-wa limits - - expoct-i
ed to roqjire from a month to'
•i'x weeks. Right-of-way acfjuisi-
tion will follow.
Schedule for bid taking on the
Tor March '69
contract, subject to ten-year exten
sion on agreement of both par- _ . ^ ,
ties. Mr. Bridges said the proposal,. estimate on the Cansler
compares to a national average improvement project
3f other companies and is the ^ street 'o Gold) is nearly S^.-
same accepted recently by the 22^' ST *
City of Sh^by , S314,0rh) share of the $1.,)0 million
He said the firm would supply 2" assigned to cities
service providing a much clearer
LEGION BUILDING ADDITION IN SERVICE — P ctured is the SSC.OOO oddxtion to the
Green Post 155« American Legion building whic i was recently put into service. Offices
vided for commander and other officers, and the addition boasts a handsome lobby and
(Photo by Isaac Alexander.)
r meral rites for Forrest Grady
McDaniel, 63, wore held Wednes-
d-v at t n.m. from Second Bap
tist church, interment following
in Mountain Rest cemetery. !
Mr. McDaniel died at 7 p.m.i
Sunday -'t h*s home following an
The of the lat<' Je'>,:e and
S^rah Moore McDan’el. h''
worked as a tan driver for 16
years before his illness.
Survivors ineliide his wif^,
ipnrner P. M’Duiiel: two son.s,
Lloyd Mid)'*n'el of Gastonia and
Thir*m.'*n McD.iniel of Newark,
Cdif-: d'»ughters, Mrs. Ber
tha Rogers, Mrs. .TuUa Loekridge
and M-s. Inez ITiifto, all of Kings
Mountain, and Mrs. Lois White
0? Wius»on*S'^Iem: a brother.
Lester McDaniel of Shclbv; and
t"’o Flst''rs. M»*s. B’.Tek of
K'li'TS Moiinl.iin *»nd Mrs. Kulona
• er of Westfield, New Jersey:
rilf lnolhev. Frne«f Moore, of
(irovor: an<l IS •’’•andelvldren.
Itev. Gete-rp Julien. Rev. MU-
pIirM r-ipM nnd Rev. Oorge
loi'jh ofo'lited at the Unal rites.
Dad at VFW
H'lrl Stroupe, Jr., citv police
(to-k sergeant and clerk of re
corder’s court, was elected Mon-
doy night commander of Frank
Gla.ss Post 9811. Veterans of For
eign Wars, for the eoniing year.
He will .su<x*eed his father,
lin’’* Stroupe. Sr.
Other officers elected were:
n. U. (Doe) Burton, senior vice-
roniinaiuler; Harold Glas.s. junior
vice-eommander; Lafayette Pear-
sm. quartermaster; Ben F. ('avo.
chaplain; and William Plonk,
Retiring (’ommander Stroupe,
*81.. Marion Dixon and Paul Ham
were elected .trustees.
DELEGATES-Cathy Jo Hardin,
ot top, and Dtborah Ann Plonk
hove boon named delegates to
Tar Heel Girl's State by the
American Legion AuxiUory.
Cathy Jo Hardin and Deborah
Ann Plonk will attend Tar Heel
Gin’s State Juno 21-29 on
cAmpui? of the University ol\
No-th Carolina at Grcen.shoro.
The two rising high school sen
iors wr c selcdcd delegates by
American Legion Post 155, Am
erican Legion Auxiliary, on the
basis of scholarship and charac
ter. Annount'cment of their se
lection was made by Mrs. J. M.
Rhn, chairman of the Girl's
Miss Hardin Is dau'dUer of
M . and Mrs. Kenneth Hardin of
801 Moadowbrook road. She is 17
and active in numerous extra-
-jo-sr •rtivities at Kings
television picture, particularly on
color sets, and at least 12 chan
nels. The particular channels had
net been decided, he added.
Service would be offered on this
basis: monthly rent $4.95, plus $l
for each additional set: installa
tion charge $10, plus $5 for each
Othor officers of the corporation
irc Richard (Dick) McGinnis,
vice-president; Gene Timms, sec-
•etary; and L. E. (Josh) Hinnant,
, erretar •.
The board took the proposal
I under advisement and authorized
‘he Mayor to appoint a commit-
‘eo to study the proposal.
In other actions, the board:
1) approved installation of 695 rta, v.e n .c.p
'eet ef 12-inch water line from -^ole
j Gantt street to serve Kings Mills acquisition."
m N. Piedmont. The prolect is estimated to cost
! 21 Awarded contract for curb- about $559,000, derived from a
I ing-and-guttcring on First street state road bond issue.
I on low bid to Spangler & Soas of
Shelby at $12,492.
NC 16i Project
Is On Schedule
“Hopefully, the York road
(Highway 161 South i improve
ment a. id widening project will
be let to contract in the fourth
quarter of this ve^ *’’ •
Division Engineer W. W. Wyke
Ho Slid a location survey has
He ccmiinucd, “Since the exist
ing ri'lU-of-way will be utilized
, :n widening the roadbed with the
' exception of the mountain gai
ic :io consicie
11th Annual Kiwanis Talent
Event Will Be Held Thursday
3) Voted to advertise a public
the I ^ petition of James A.
Childers tc annexaticn to the city.
4) I’l technical a'^ti'^ns, passed
••esohitienF permitting the Mayor
«nd City Treasurer to expend
fund*: from the resnective ac*
counts for acouisition of right-of-
way and plant sites for the water
an<^ sewer projects.
Kings Mill*' anticipates an ex*
Mountain liigh school. pansion. W. Dnk'' Kimhrell offi-
Miss Plonk, 17, is daughter of ppi- stockholder wrote Mayor
Viet Nam Veteran
Home Just In Time
Sp5 H. C. Graham, Jr., ar
rived Imme from 13 months <lu-
(y in VU’t Nam Friday.
He was just in lime to help
his Father, U. C. Graham, Sr.,
C 2 Waco Road, celebrate his
Army man Graham is a vet
eran of over 12 years, hfiving
entered the service in February
Mr. and Mi^. John Butler Plonk
o** route 1, She is also active in
school clubs and organizations.
Saturday’s final registration'
day before the May 4 primaries
proved quite busy at the Kings
Mountain precincts. ‘
Mrs. Nell Cranford, registrar at
East Kings Mountain said she,
"never .stopped a minum". as she!
inscribed 123 new na)nes on the
As West Kings Mountain, Mrs.'
J. H. Artliur, registrar, was only,
two new voters less busy at 121. '
Mrs. A. K. Connor, at Brthware.
had a light day. right new voters
and Mrs. J. B. Klli.s, at Grover,
I’ould not he reached Wednesday
; aftoriUMin for her re|>ort, i
West Kings Mountain, one of
llie county's largest pretdiiets.
now lists 2002 voters, 1704 Demo
crats, 215 Republican.s, and 17 In-
East Kings Mountain lists 1127
' V(Mers, 1232 IkMiUHTat.s, 171 Re-;
publicans, and 2^ Independent.s.
Bethw'nre has 764 voters but a
partisan break-d<»wn was not Im
There wa.*-- a heavy ineidenee
in Kings Mountain of Negro reg-!
istrants during the registration
period, refelctlng the candidacy
of William Orr for the county
commission and Dr. Reginald
Hawkins for governor.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dixon
will bo amon.g the nearly TOO
rersons representing the Iran-
.ly a^id .ci-ijJ xi^ids ai i.a 33iJ
A::nual Convention o Ih? North
1 Carolina Automobile Dealers As-
' sociation at The Carolina in
: Pinehurst on Sunday. April 28.
ar.-ordin; to NCADA Prr.sklent
Henry II. Sandlin of Dunn.
' Speakers for the threeday
* meeting include M. S. McL: ugh-
lin, a Ko d Motor Compan.. vice
p esiden*^ an: gener'*! r‘-'''^gcr
of L:n?.-Merrurv Division; T. A.
John Henry Moss as he requested Willi.ams, NADA President.
installath'n of a 12-inch water
Iin<'C to supply increased prc.ssure
at the North Piedmont avenue.
M . Kinibrcll. nor Dick IlniiMi-
cutl, King.^ manag(*r. could be
reached Wedn4*sday aftcrncKm for
detail- concerning the projected
Greensboro. N. C.; Ralph How
land, Commis.sio'K'i' of the No-ih
r.-'i-oUna Denarinnuil of Mo'<»r
Vehicli'*--, UHloigh, N. Frank
F'. Mi'Cirthv. executive vice pres
idcnl of tli«» National Autorrol>ih
Dealers A.ssociation, Washinclon
fCoiitinui'd oh EUjht) ;
16-Yeai-Old Can Chauffeni Auto
But Pool Hall Two Yeais Distant
Bv MARTIN HARMON
HV illegal in Kings Mountain
for anyone under 18 yearp of age ,
to play billi.irdr in a publicly-
operated parlor but any and all
(Idor can play all night it the
ownei J*-: willing.
The matter of the city ordi
nance covering t>ool hall opera
tlcas came t(' the attention of
the city board of commissioners
Tuesday night at the in.stanee of
two operators, Woodrow England,
blind greeor who has one tabic in
his c.slablishment and Miles Put
nam who lea.s(»s and P S Parlor
on F^ast King sirc'ot to his .son.
Impetus for the visit was from
Chief of police TfHn ^IcDevitt,
who had vi.sited iill ixml halls
and informed them of the ctrdi-
nance prev^uiting youths under 18
from presence in their establish
The Chief said eight youths,
age 10 to 13, had been apprehend
ed at P & S and, in addition, were
truant from school.
The Chief commented, "At
some eslahlishments you'll find
people age 14 to 60 gambling at
one table and younger ones
playing at the next.” He said he
had inlo’-rned all owners be would
enforce the law “as long as it is,
th- 1'" ", I
Fn?)and plorad for lowering the
age limit to 16, saying tlic law
r^' mb- 16 year olds to gel on;
the highway.*-- and break their,
neck; driving autoniohilo- and'
that i' would he better to have
them playing pool Fie added he
cl «es his business at 8:30 p.m.
Putnam, seconding England’s
motion, told the beard. P ^ S de
I'cndon youthful ciislomer.s arui
“cannot mal«' it" witlmot tlicm.
C'mmisGoner Uay Cl •• said
lie had received mnuetoit » mi-■
p! Mill.*- about the I * ’• ol ,*i cii- •
few for billiard hall!vu none
on too youthful playcTs.
On motion of Mr. C!in(\ the
board authorized the Mayor to
appoint a study committee to
make a recommendation on pos
sible revisions of the current or- j
ELECTED - Kenneth D Bun*
kewiki, Ji., Kings Mountain
junior at North Carolina State
University at Raleigh/ kos been
^p^ve-^h*n in Fhi
larx: Phi, notionol honor so
i^iii Kappa Phi
Kenneth D. Bunkowski, Jr.,
junior at North Carolina State
University and son of Mr. and
Mrs. Kenneth D. Bunkowski of
King • Mountain, h-is been clectc<l
.o membcrsliip in I*bi Kappa Phi,
national honor society.
Elc.ti(m to ih.» Iion<»r soidcly,
vhich rci'ognizes oiPstandiig
Rcholar.ship, is the hip,host acade
mic a.vnnl made by North Car
olina State University.
Tlio Standards for Plii Kappa
Phi are comparable to those of
Phi Beta Kappa. Standards elect
ed to Phi Kappa Phi must rank
in the top five percent of the
Junior class or the top 12.5 p<'r*
cent of the S<'cnior class.
At N*. ('• St-4tc Itnivorsity the
Kings Mountain s)ud('ut is aho
secretary of the ('hemical Engin
eering y(»ri<'ty on campus and is
cnncsj»on«lin;: si'cretary of the
local Chapter "f Tail Hein Pi.
national honor so4‘i«*ly hir en
General c'onlract<»r for the 1*1-
rooin N» rth sclund addition pur-
chaff’d a $27i!.l)(>0 <dty building
Beam O nstriiction Company is
Otlu'r permit i.s.sued during the
past W'eek was to Mr. and Mi-s.
Charles F. Rhodes for eonstruc-
tion of a five-room residence, es
timated cost $12,300, at 309 Ellis
street. Hamrick Construction com
pany is contractor.
To High School
Thursday night s K i \v a n i s
Schools Talent Show will he
Numbe: 11 for local Kiwanians.
Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. at
’''Ptrat .sch'^^t auditories
oungsters will be competing for
trophic.*? in elementarv. Junio*
ugh and high school categories.
It is the nth year the local
.^ivic club ha.-i obtained fundr
Irom a talent hunt to benefit
communit.v preiects S*n'x ifip
Talent Hunt was instituted, a
total f>f $18,135 has been spent
’'or community betterment, in
cluding $1,000 to provide a stu
dent loan fund. $1,000 to firar-o
the Little League baseball, p'-n-
gram. S3,I30C for a new
‘‘''Ovdtie® bu^:. $1.50;' for a field-
house at City Stadium. $1,200 for
hair", for the Armrrv. $1,200 for
“CTeatjonat eqiiipmon* for the
\rrT»*-v, $6,500 to .lohn Gamble
‘'.♦ndjum. SOOf' fn! an oxygen air-
pr''ssurc lock re*iu«^‘‘itator f t the
-i' bo'-l s'-stem. 310 to prnviric
muniripal tenni.*- f-ouri*^ and $500
; *’cr an audioipctf'i for the v’.'ioi.l -.
;♦) use in testing the hearjnT of
I''ehoet ehild-en. In additim the
''lub provjj'tes two citi-en^ liip
•award-' of .$125 I i liigli svheo] .‘sen
Fun K fnne loiii'dii’-:-.how will
hi' iced for a sidew;’ll< preifMl
from the new higii sdio >1 hnihl:i:g
»n Phife* ro oi.
.M;i t*'r of e«'n*ino:ile< frir to-
nljrUfv 5;|inw' will he B. S. P-eler,
J •- Tlckids will b(' available at
I lie door or m iy be* pun;luist*d
fnnn any Kivvardan.
Dther chairmen <.f vai iou.*-- '‘orn-
mitlec'- include: Door and liikei
sal*s: Dick Lennon, ehainnan:
Dr. (>. P. Lewis. Harold Coggins,
, J*' bn L. McGill, Ted Weir and Dr.
Frank Sinrox; Back-Stage: I‘aoi
IJ on, i hai’inan: Gradv Howard,
Bill Brown, \V. C. Hallew, Van
Birmingham, .-md Dan Finger;
Pr'gram and Puhlieity: G. E.
Bridge*, <-ha'rman; Harold Hun-
nicult ami Don Jones; Solicita
tions. .h»c Neislcr, Ji.; Genera)
j GVoRonof/ OH
By MARTIN HARMON
Kings Mountain may have in
store a long, hot and parched
The Army Corps of Engineers
has or(it*rPd return of its water
pipe by May 20, thus declining to
henor the request of the city and
recommendation of the North Car
olina Civil Defen.se agency.
Director William M. Hedges, of
the Civil Defen.se Agency, wrote
Mayor John Henry Moss;
C( nfirming telephone conrersa-
lien between you and the Assist
ant Dirertor. tliis agency, on April
IBoS. this is to advise that a
thirty day extensirm for return of
the water equipment has been
approved. The equipment should
not be returned to the depot not
late’ than May 20. 1968.
“It i.« requested that this Agen
cy hr advised when the equip
ment is returned to the depot."
Mayor Moss said he had been
advised in the telephone conv*er-
I satinn that the Corps of Engineers
' does not take into consideration
I eommeroial and industrial re-
1 quiiements, merely residential, in
I the criterion used to make emer
gency luan.s of equipment.
He added. “The city will en
deavor to maintain present water
service to (he limit of its ability.
I was al.se informed that a recur
ring crisis would mean considera
tion of a re-loan of equipment.’’
The city ha:-j been u.sing five
miles of eight inch pipe for the
past year to augment from Can
terbury crook and Dairy branch m.
the city s raw water supply.
The situation could be wor^' '*
The lork road resovoir is 18 inerf
os from spillover and the auxiliary
David.son lake i«- nearly full.
Meantime, final plans for the
buiiaio Creek water project have
been promised not later than
mid May and the site of the 84-
fool high dam will be core drilled
Thursday, weather permitting.
Mayor Mitss said. "The City of
Kings Mountain not only is very
grateful hut in debt tc the Corps
of Engineers and the state Civil
Defense Agency for u.se of this in
PROMOTED — Judy Dellinger
has been oromrted ta the posi-
tic” cl personnel c^erk at
Crc'tspun Yarns, Inc. where she
har been employed since April
Ml.r .la ly Dellinger lias been
pr -.1 JcC-d t' Tiic positi m ol per-
'•’Miel clerk at Craft.-pun Yarns,
I'nployed .Apri’ 13, I9:i as
shi •;.* I’.. (Vfliw il('rk. hci new
will inrliuh' kt-i'ping per-
Si;nju ) le.* >rd . l iking anpliv'a-
ti'in- !«' i mploynu'ut and t'“.-)lng
!ic-..- .ippli'*aiu .
A lIMT- graduate of Kings
M u'P.'i'ii Irlgh s ho.)l. Mis' Del-
ling( I liv(‘s with hei pare:Us on
Wa.o road and aileiids I’atler. on
Gr»\e Baptist chur.-h where she
.serves as .-ecretary ef Hu* young
RegtiKar mi’r'tlii; of W’oorlnien
t'f tlw \V ii'Ui ed'te NC 15 w'll
ha lu'i'i l lnusday night at 7:30
in Du* i onforen -e loimi of Kings
?»Iou’it nn Saving.s Loan a.s-
so IiM i. I'lisiness of the mt'Ct-
in,T will inclr.lc .-i bii!! ling fund
p-og -oj:-' rep'*’!. Refreshments
w'M )^e .-c’-vr.!.
Fish Foj Free Njjw In Citv l^kes:
Bsth Davidson, Yoih To Be Stocked
Ey MARTIN HARMON
The e tc luvird of cnnimissiou
ers eliminah I permit f(‘('s for
fisliing at Hu* city lakes 'I'ues
Fc'al fees i fishing fi'oni tin*
■'anks isn’t leiniilUMl) will hi*
I lun ged.
A slate fishing license, o[
course, remains r(*quired but that’s
the nimrod’s business with the
game warden, not (he city.
There will shortly be plenty
of fisli. j
Now get this; I
I' . I-’rcd Kssisinni chair
man of H’c Ip’eul Fislu'ries
'•oniw.ilrc’e v.c’h G'i?-o!*na \\'lld-
•' c n<'seu”c.'s ('ommiss'ion, has
tnl'l M lyo** .Ioh;i llenrv Mos-;
'vi h l'>'i\hl-on , -ike and the
Yo k r'>nd lake will Ih' stocked
Bvu *e May, of tlic Inl'ind
Kis!\**rles committep staff, was
in Ki ngs Mountain to conduct
w'ater analyse-; at the two lakes
and make other tests to deter
mine what species of inlihlo fish
will be must icpioduclive.
Funeral rito.s for John Frank
Harris, ,S3. of Troy. S. C.. father
of funeral diiecior and Cleveland
County Coroner J. Ollie Harris,
wore held Sunday at 2 p.m. Iror'
ilijnh Funeral Home in Green-
: wood, S. C.
I Graveside services, with Rev.
fames Wilder and Rev. Robert
riadcn offi’iatiicr ^^-pie held at
5 p.m. at Shelby’s Sunset c-cme-
Mr. Harris died Friday at 12:30
p.m. in a Greenvvooj, S. C h"
pital after serious illness of tw
weeks. A native of Winston-S^'
em. ho was son of the !a^e M
CIT'I M"S. John ^r?r]k Harris. A
graduate of Sh!*ib'- high school
•nd Go-'wh-^ '-.dir e, lio tIso at-
‘enik’d N. C- .'^I’lte colh'gc.
He ItT I o.j.p.,,,.
*lie ' s Tin Shop,
Shclhy. and Die nn r'.s-Harris Tin
Shop, Aruk t-son. .*^, ('. h,, ^vas a
member of Horeb Bantist church.
Mr. Harris was twice married;
♦o Jessie M.ip Hambright Harris
who died in 1912 and to Agnes
Ciiiles Hambright, who survives.
Surviving in addition to his
wife and son are a daughter,
Mrs. \V. F. Folsnn of Henderson
ville; two biothers, W. C. Harris
-n I IMpier F. narn^. both of
**Ur,iUy. ,>.■./> Mrs. Terrv'
Monro of Marion: five g'*andchif-
dren and five gn'-at-grandchil*
Pirniii To Cilv
The city h.a.*^ inveded with
Kings Mountain’s two hanks
$9(M',(KK) of the million dollar
•-cvvHgr bond sale.
Base;! cn the citv’s overage
intered rote over (lie .unorli/.i-
tion period of 1.71 percent tlie
citv will moke ;i profit.
The eertificates of (h'posit
bought by th<' city;
.\l First Citizctis Bonk ami
Trust Company. $l(H..()nq for 161
days omi StotHMlU for 191 days,
both al .5 87.'^ pcp'ent.
.M Kirs) Union National Bank.
$15(M>90 for 38 days and $206.-
000 for 68 days, both at 5.5 per
cent; and $200,0(X') for 99 days
and SlOO.lXKl for ICO days, both
at 5.8 percent.