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Kings Mountoin's BoUoble Newspaper
VOL. 80 No. 20
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, May 16, 1968
PRICE TEN CENT?
Garrison Wants By-Pass Project
Cansler Widening Is Re-Affirmed
For County Posts
Wm SCHOLARSHIPS —• Heide
Kopruch, ot top, and John C.
Pcorkor. Jr. hove been awarded
scholorships by Foote Mineral
Heidi Kopruch and John C
Parker, Jr. have been awarded
Foote Mineral Company Scholar
ships, as announced by E. R. Go-
ter, Manager of the Kings Moun
Miss Kopruch is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Erich Kopruch.
She plans to attend Western Car
olina University at Cullowhee,
where her aspirations are for a
degree-' in Liberal Arts (speci
fically. Languages) with the
thought of teaching German after
graduation. Heidi was born in
Germany and came to the United
A second Democratic primary
ballot on June 1st -will include
four candidates for two county
board of education seats and six
candidates for three seats on the
Cleveland County Board of Com
01 Three Blocks
8y MARTIN HARMON
The city commission, by unani
mous vote Tuesday night, reaf
firmed its decision on recom-j
mending widening and improving!
Cansler street over objections of I
several property owners.
Particular objections can|e
from residents of the northern
most block, from Waco road to
Walker street, and from the two
southern most blocks, from King
The seven-block improvement
project, as planned, 'will require
an additional 20 feet of right-of-
way, for a total 60-fool right-of-
way. Approximately 49 properties
City Attorney Jack White re
ported for a study committee. He
! said the committee had conferred
Polling places and officials several propt^rty owners
will bo the same for the run-off wanted the three blocks om-
election as in the first primary, jtted from the project.
Voters will return to the polls - District Hi'.hway Engineer W.
from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p-m. Wyke, asked his opinion by
Saturday, June 1- Mayor John Henry Moss, replied,
County board of education can- would have no objection to
didates Buford Cline and Bobby j^vaving off the north block, but
Stone, who ran sixth and seven- ^ would tend to defeat the pur-
h in the 12-man first primary pose of the project to eliminate
for five board seats, will be run- blocks from King to
ning against fourth and fifth ^oid. of course." he added, "if
' unners Mrs. Mary Lou Barrier our cost estimates arc wrong,
and J. D. Ellis the second time might be required to leave
iround. Cline and Stone filed g]] three.”
within 1q minutes of each other wyke .‘^aid ho antiftHnatei
a irnfflf* signal willbe i^tal
morning, setting the ^ traffic’ signal willbe fSldallet
stage for a run-off in the race King and Canslci.
for school board nomination project cost will be paid'
Three board of education candi , from the city’s $314,000 slure of
dates were nominated by majori | the $300 mililon state bond issue,
ty votes in the first primTry —' ^ auestion by Commissioner
Mrs. Cline Borders. Hoyt Bailey vv. S. Biddix, Mr. Wyke said
ind incumbent Robert Cabaniss. there Is no plan for Cansler
Mrs. Barrier and Ellis did not street to become a link of NC
'^ceive a majority in the first Highway 216, which now utilizes
voting on May 4. Cline, who was piedmont avenue and Battle-
ane of three incumbents vying j^round avenue through Kings
^.or renomination, was 20 votes, ^fountain.
’oehind Ellis in the first primary.} Mayor Moss said Cansler will
While the board of education continue to be a "city street",
i-unoff didn’t become apparent; to a question by Miss Marion
jntil Monday, a second primary; patterson, Mr. Wyke said a 60-
for three county commission | foot right-of-way permits a 44-
>eats was assured Friday. i foot roadway curb-to-curb, plus
Fourth-runner Fritz Morehcad j sidewalks where they exist a;id
filed late Thursday afternoon and; a utility line median strip. He
T. D. (Doc‘ Turner and Robert
Hubbard, who had run fifth and
sixth in the first primary, fol
lowed on Friday.
The three will vie with incum
bents Hugh Dover, Coleman Go
forth and Spurgeon Hewitt in
the June 1 runoff. No county
commission candidate received
the majority necessary for nomi
nation via the first primary.
Candidates William Orr and Roy
Dedmon were eliminated from a
possible run-off. Orr received 2.-
013 votes and Dedmon garnered
3.306. Official totals placed in
cumbents Hugh Dover, with 4,-
said virtually all right-of-way
from King street to Waco road
will bo acquired on the east side,
that right-of-way will bt«r east
from Waco to Walker street, and
that it will be ten feet from
center each side from King to
Miss Leone Patterson said the
citizens' group wanted the pro
ject stopped at King and her sis
ter Miss Marion Patterson de-
clai'cd, “We would go along with
44 feet but not 60."
It was suggested that the
highway commission wanted a
final decision not later than
June 1. Mr. Wyke commented
APPOINTED ^ Carolyn Grty
Wilder, at top, ond Undo Lou
ise Roberts hove been oppoint-
ed home missionaries for sum
mer work by the Home Mission
Board of the Baptist Church.
Woik For Two
Can Play H
The cit> commission amended!
.ts ord.nance governing opera !
(ions of public billiard parlors |
j Tuesday night, the amendments !
I 1» permitting youths 16-18 toi
ficqucnl the establishments up
to 10 p.m. On written parental'
p(Tmission, and I
21 established a midnight cur
few and 7 a.m. op<nung hour for
On recommendation of the
land fill committee, the board set
rii.irgo for <iuts.(ie city residen
tial citizens and small businesses
using the city land-fill site at
S15 per year and for outside city
industries at $75. Proviso in the
ordinance amendment requires
he ouis.de city users to deposit
heir trash during the hours of
/;30 a.mt lo 4:30 p.m. Monda^-
c'l'nUy, and 7; 30 lo 11:30 a.m.
in oilier actions, the eommis
j.» Renewed contract for lh<
Eimual city audit wiih A. M. Pul
len Ac Company at the same rate
I per pcison per hour plu.s out
1 of-pocket expenses.
II 2) Uefon ed to the zoning boarc
iTfiuesi by Kings Mountain Con
valcscent and Nursing Center
lilt., for amendment to the zon
ing ordinance which would per
mit building of the center at the
'ipe.s street site off Edgemont
3) Approved transfer of a tax
franchise? from Mrs. Joe Fishe
0 Ray Kirby.
-1) Aceepied resignation of
Earl Stroupe, Jr., as recorder’s
5) AuihorizcHl agreement with
Harry A nd Neisler
Need Is Acnte |
Bt martin HARMON ^
Twelfth Division High
Commissioner W. B. Garrison, i
Gastonia, has asked reactivati
of the US 74 Kings Mounta
In a letter May 13 to BUli
Ross, commission assistant a^
ministrator, Commissioner Gaf^
rison wrote: *
"You will possibly recall tl^
attempt to by pass Kings Moun
tain, which was the first project
that we had a public hearing oft
after I was appointed to the Coiqf
mission. There were two very
different factions there in Kln||i
Mountain and 1 took the poaC
ion that we had too many placei
lO spend the money where everj^
one was in accord, rather than to
lume and fuss over which roai
"However, I would like to
activate this project and at least
get it on schedule before my
term in office expires. Of course.
I know and fully realize the
money situation that we are in,
but I will appreciate a note fi'om
! you advising me what the possi-
! bility is of reactivating the pn>-
t ject and scheduling it before 1
i go out of office. 1 am of the
1 opinion that we could easily
Geor;e H. Houser, general! work the problem out now, and
hail man of the Kings Mountain' if ever there w^as a town or dtj
iospital clevelopmcn,! fund, has that needed by-passing. King#
umed t-vo men co-chairmen of Mountain is the one.”
he initial gifts division. Comm. Garrison was appointed
They arc James A. Harry and the commissiw by Governor
Dan K. Moore for a four-year,
term ending June 30, 1969.
Comm. Garrison sent an i’ifor-
mation copy of-4he-
to Mayor John Henry Monh : nd,
in a subsequent telephone ^^onr
fersation, told the Mayc: he
would hope the communit \
cooperate with the best thii : '
Pair To Work
IN WHO S WHO ^ Mory Helen
Goforth, Kings Mountain stu
dent at Appalachian State Uni
versity in ^one, has been elect
ed to membership in "Who's
Who’ . Miss Goforth, a rising
senior, has been also elected
secretary of the Student Gov
In Who's Who
Miss Mary Helen Goforth, dau-
Barbour • Cooper and Associates
Inc., of Asheville, for preparation ghtcr of Mr. and .Mrs. Charles
of an application for an Urban E. Goforth of route 1 and a ris-
Hcautifioation grant from Ihcjing senior at Appalachian Stale
Department of Housing & Urban • University, has been elected to
Two Kings Mountain students: Development. The fee is $1500. membersiup in “Who’s Who
have received appointments by Mayor John Henry Moss re- Among Students In American
the Home Mission Board of the ported that work is underway on Colleges and Universities.” •. . • \Annc« t Artiye Rro- fice
Baptist Church to do some mis-, the 1968-69 budget. “We are on The Kings Mountain student .nH the
sion work this summer. ! schedule per the state’s General was also recently elected hy a
The appointees are Carolyn Statutes," he eommenlod. campus-wide vote lo .serve as see-
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Jhailes A. Neisler who will help
alvsc a minimum of $150,GOO Jto-
war.l tlH> construction of a new
wing for Kings Mountain Hos
pital. Harry is pUnt manager of
Minette M ils, Giover, and Neis
ler is vivo president of Dicey
"I am exiromnly pleased that;of professional engineers.
James Harry and Charles Neisler! Two public hearings have ‘:een
j iTivE'actrjpied the respon.sibilities! held on the projected !*”7 -nil-
jfjf this important division," said lion 7.3 mile by-pass which ! . 3‘R
Houser. “Theh’ time and energy take-off point from presen iJfS
Adi tie an as.sid to ilie develop- 74 near the present east under-
ment fund and the results will pass, proceeds northwest to Nor®
bene.it everyone in the Kings Piedmont avenue then l)em
.Mountain area." southw'est to cross present US f4
! The new wing, costing a total east of Bethware school, travedt>
, of $850,OOn, will increase the hos-
i pital's bid capacity hy 40 per-
1 cent. Also included w'ill be a new
! surgical suite, lobby area, and
(pharmacy. Space in the present
1 bu.hiing wil be remwleled for an-
I other .\-i*ay room, a laboratory,
! and expanded emergency treat-
I ment facilities.
I Harry is active in a number of
! activities. He is on the board of
! trustees for Kings Mountain Hos
pital, president-elect of the Gro-
; ver Lion’s club, and holds mem-
i berships in the Shelby Elks
cs west south of Bethware sdiobl
to Intersect with present US J4
near Buffalo Creek.
Complete interchanges ore
mapped at Cleveland aveniie
near East school, and at Pi49*
mont avenue and Linwood ro^,
and a near-complete interchen|;e
is planned at Waco road east tkf
Nebo creek. y'
The first was held near
end of the admlnlstratio tiif
Comm. J. Clint Newton, o' "h®.
by. The second was held shrrQy
after Comm. Garrison took of*
672 votes, Coleman Goforth with
1,230 votes, and Spurgeon Hewitt | that June 1 is “no magic date'
with 4JD31 in the top three places but that final decision "is need-
for commis.sion seats. Morehead ed as quickly as possible in order
fell behind Hewitt by five votes to be/in acquiring right-of-way.”
States with her parents when she; with a total of 4,026, J. D. Turn-| Charles B. Campbell asked the
was five years old. | er with 3^90 and Robert Hub-j Mayor if decision would bo made
Parker Is the son of Mr. and bard with 3,.586. ; “tonight” or whether the board
Mrs. John C. Parker. He plans to; (Continued on Page 8> ‘ Continued On Page 8
attend the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring
In Chemistry, with the aim of
doing graduate work in Research _ . n, ^ ...
i To West King Mountain Comnuttee
Five Negroes Elected Saturday
vor Masonic Lodge, and the
Cleveland Springs Country club,
j lie is a graduate of Clemson Uni
versity and a deacon in the,
I ShMoh Presbyterian church.
I Harry and his wife, Sylvia.'
j live on Spruce streo* in Grover. I
I (Continued on Page S) I
Parking meter receipts for the*
week ending Wednesday total*'*
^ $256.20, with ma from on-£
street meters. 99R from Hnes^
and $25.20 from off-street me^
Fianklin Waie Is Named Chainar"<f
Oi May o/s Youth EmpIoymeHt Teai
“We are very proud to have two
scholarships awarded to appli
cants from our Kings Mountain
Operations,” said Mr. Goter, ' and
wish for them every success in
pursuing their chosen fields in
advanced education.” '
Since 1954, scholarship awards
have been given to qualified chil
dren of Foote Mineral Company
employees, first under the Cham-'
bers’ Scholarship Program and
more recently under the Foote.
Mineral Company Scholarship
Program. To qualify for an award,!
the candidate must be enrolled in
a degree-granting college or uni
versity, must have a good schol
astic record and satisfactory rec
ommendations from school offi
cials and be able to mtaintain a
“B” average. One parent must
also be an active employee of'
Foote Mineral Company.
Dr. Paul Ausley will use the
sermon topic, “The Ascension”
at Sunday morhing worship
services at 11 a.m, at First
PRESIDENT Jea Smith was
Instollod as pmldsnt of ths
Kings Mountain JoTosos at ths
annual lodtss* night banquet
Principal change in Democratic
precinct organizations in Number
4 township, beside.*! expansion of
the memberships from five to ten,
was at West Kings Mountain
where five Negroes wore elected
to the precinct committee.
Wilson Crawford and Martin
Harmon were replaced.
J. Ollle Harris wa.s re-electci
chairman, Mrs. Kathleen WiK'^n
vice • chairman replacing Mrs.
Charles T. Carpenter, Jr., and Mrs.
F. A. McDaniel, Jr., secretary.
Mrs. Carpenter remains on the
Other members are Harold
Phillips, Luleo Wilson, Dave Bell,
Mrs. Willie Marable, J. Lee Rob
erts and Mrs, Verlee Mask.
Principal action of the We.st
Kings Mountain committee was
unanimous endorsement of Cam
eron Ware, Kings Mountain fruit
farmer In the Bethware precinct,
for county Democratic chairman.
Other area precinct committees
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HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTS EIGHTEEN STUDENTS — Tha Kings Mountain high school chapter
of the National Honor Society recently inducted IS students. The new members of the society, from
left to right, are Tim Webster, Corky Fulton, Judy Blackburn. Paul Thombs, Debbie Plonk, Tommy
Bridges. Cathy Carroll, Doug Sessoms, Don Bridges, Alan Hambright Ross Springer, Robert White,
Noncy Reynolds. Jimmy Sotelo, Cathy Hardin, Vickie Lynn Turner, Debbie Sprouse and Richard
Etheridge. The honor society recognises students with high scholastic ratings. (Photo by Isaac Alex-
Franklin L. Ware, Jr., of Kings
M')untaln. manager of the Cleve
land County'branch of the Em-
ployinont Security commission,
was named chairman Tuesday
night of a nine-member mayor’s
committee for youth employment.
Other members are Donald D.
Jcne.s, King.s Mountain school
.superintendent, Connie A. Allison,
David.son school teachdr, W. S.
Fulton. Ji .. merchant. R. L. Payne,
Phenix plant of Burington Indus*
trie«. J. E. Rhea, Jr.. Craftspun
Yarns. Charles F. Mauney, Caro
lina Throwing Company. Rev. M.
L. Campbell, high school teacher,
and Mrs. John Blalock, teacher. |
In outlining the committee’s
work to the city commission. May-1
or John Henry Moss said it’s duty
would be to serve as liason agen
cy between industry and com-|
merce who need employees and
high school and college students
who need .summer jobs.
He pointed out that 1632 Cleve
land County high school students
have indicated they want sum
mer' jobs and that In addition
'there arc 1215 Cleveland County
students in college — mast of!
whom will be available for em
ployment during the summer. A
total of 533 establishments now
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IN HONOR SOCIETY — Falmo^
Ruth Lynn, daughter of Mn.
Ruth Lynn of Kings Noontala
and a senior in tho Unlvonity*
of North Carolina School of
Phormocy, is among soona''
phormacy studonts initkitod In- -
to Rho Chi, national pharmacy
honor sodoty. A roqulromont for
momborship Is tbert studonte^
must hove a 3.0 or hotter cu< *
mulotlTc quolity point ovorogito