Greater Kingi Mountain 21,914
City Umits 8,256
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Kings Mountain s Beliable Newspaper
VOL 80 No. 22
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday May 30, 1968
PRICE TEN CENir
Light Vote Predicted In Run-Off Primaries Saturday
WINS SCHOLARSHIP BIUt
Myles Williomt# ton of Mr. cmd
Mrs. WIUU WiUiams, U reci
pient of o $13S0 college scholar
ship to the University of North
Carolina at Chapel HilL A mem-
bor of the Notional Honor So
ciety, Williams, a sonior stu-
dont, will pursue o science eo-
In Viet Nam
Marine Cpl. Gregory Wayne
Thomas, 20, was killed May 21st
in an explosion in Vietnam, a
few days before he was to return
to the United States.
Funeral arrangements, which
are incomplete, will be announ
ced by Harris Funeral Home.
Son of Mrs. Margaret Ware,
Thomas of Kings Mountain, he
joined the U.S. Marine First Divi
sion shortly after graduation
from Kings Mountain high school
in 1966. He had served in Viet
nam 13 months and was re
portedly expected to arrive back
in the states on June 1.
He was a ■tymber of First Bap
tist church ffhere military rites
will be held.
Other survivors include his
father, Wade H. Thomas of Nor
folk. Va.; two brothers, Tony Lee
Stone and Barry tliomas, both of
Kings Mountain; and his grand
mother, Mrs. Boyce Ware of
Ware New County
Voters To Choose
A light vote is bring predicted
in Saturday’s run-off primaric.'^,
both by political observ'ors and
the candidates tliemselves.
Cleveland County Di*mrxrats
will return to the polls Saturday
Ui determine thre<* nominees for
seats on the amiUy commission
and two nominees for seats on
the county board of education.
Republicans, in a state-wide
run-off. will choasc between Rob
ert V. Sommers, the leader, and
Larry Zimmermann, the challen
For Sam D. Collind
CADET LARRY S. FULTON
95 More Youths
Ninety-five more young people
filed applications Saturday for
summer jobs in the second of
three interviewing sessions by
the Mayor’s Youth Service Em
The third session will be held
Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at
Kings Mountain high school.
Franklin L. Ware, Ji., said of
1) Two want full-time work.
2) Five are college students.
3) Majority of the other 90 are
in the 16-18 age group.
He said job interest covered a
wide spectrum, including textiles,
retail sales, service station and
related businesses, camp work,
recreational work and yard work.
He also noted that one firm
still has two vacancies for sum
mer work for college students en
rolled in engineering or science
A total of 135 youths have ap
plied for work, 123 for summer
jobs, 12 for full-time employment.
“Those young folk are very en
thusiastic. They want to work,
they don’t talk about summer
vacations, and they're ready to
start the moment they’re free
from school schedules,” Chair-
P man Ware reported.
Wofford J. Carroll has pur
chased a building permit to en
large a room at his home at 412
York Road. He will do the work
himself at an estimate cost of
In Anson County ,
Fatal To Veteian
Funeral rites lor Samuel David
of Harris Fu-
C’ollins, 45, was a city commis- *
sit nt‘r ircm 1953-1955. ,
Boy Banm F1m_
" Oxford Ihdustrlei' Inc., based
in Atlanta, Ga., purchased on
January 15 and is operating Bar-
win Knitting Mills here as a
wholy owned subsldlaty.
Julian Lerner, of Charlotte, Ox
ford’s division manager in charge
of knitwear, said Wednesday the
firm is continuing Barwin's op
eration, the manufacture of fine-
guage shirts. He added. “How
ever. we expect to expand the
The firm is currently on a one-
shift, five-day per week schedule
with some overtime.
Plant manager is Jack LaMon-
tia, of Maiden.
Oxford Industries, manufactur
ers of men’s and women’s ap
parel, had a gross of 140 million
last year and its stock is listed
on the New York Stock Exchange.
It closed Tuesday at $26.38 per
share, pays a current annual div
idend of 60 cents per share.
Other Oxford plants in North
Carolina are at Gastonia, Creed-
mor, and Asheville.
MART ANNE McCURDY BAILEY
Cameron Ware, Kings Mountain
fruit farmer, was unanimously
elected Saturday to succeed J
Clint Newton, Shelby industlrial
ist, as chairman of Cleveland
County Democrats. |
Other officers are Mrs. Warren!
Gamble, ol Shelby, first vice-1
president; Tom Palmer, of Polk-1
villc, second vice-president; Jim i
Beason. of Boiling Springs, third
I vice-president; and Miss Sadie
Lutz, of Shelby, secretary-treas- i
urer. Mrs. Jim Taylor, president
of Cleveland County Women |
Democrats, and Mrs. Dan Lattl- j
more, president of Cleveland j
County Young Democrats, are
ex-officio officers. |
Tenor of the convention was
one of harmony between the for-'
merly waring factions for gover
nor candidates Bob Scott and Mel
Broughton, and also among can- i
didates opposing each other in
Saturday’s upcoming Democratic j
primary, as was evidenced in I
”„d sriStSS/mors*-.'!" “
them balanced between Scott and,
Mrs. Hamrfck died at 7;15 a.m. election day but two days ' required deposit of 25 percent
Sunday at her home after several gvvay, the candidates were busy
year’s illness. pumping hands this week in an
Sh. w.. . n.„vd ", Cl«jl.nd KT.d''’'a,da,s wl„
widow of Albert Hamrick. She P*ace^th^. .
Baptist church. j p^nj^g places in No. 4 Town-
Surviving are two sons, Tom , ship: Bethwarc at Bothware
Hamrick and Sam Hamrick, both school. Ea.st Kings Mountain at
of Kings Mountain: four daugh-] City Hall courtroom; Grover at
ters, Mrs, Paul Culberson of Co-1 Grover Rescue Squad building
lumbus, Mrs. B. G. Wood of Kan-1 and West Kings Mountain at the
napolis, Mrs. Lamar Cline of | National Guard Armory.
Waco and Mrs. Bob Bvrd of Bre-1
vard; eight grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren. ^
Rev. Richard Plyler, assisted by
CHAIRMAN — Cameron Ware
hos been named choirman of
the Cleveland County Democra
Final rites for Mrs.
for the GOP nomination for Collins, lormor city commission-
Unitod States Senatoi. The win- or, were held al 11 a.m. Monday
ner will oppose U.S. Senator Sam from the Chapel
lEi^in, Democrat, in November. neral Home.
In the county commission race,
fourth-runner Fritz Morehead and
[Rtberl Hubbard and J. D. (D(k I
; Turner, who liad run fifth and ^ p^st commander of
I sixth in the first primary, will American Legion Post 155, a
vie with incumbents Hugh Do\er. mason, and was a Boilermaker
Coleman Goforth and Spurgeon pirm cia.'^s in the Naval Ri*servp
Hewitt. No county commission Lhjjt Shelby. Members of the
' candidate received the majority shelby Koserv'c Unit served as ac-.
necessary for nomination via the pallbearers. 1
; first primary. Two candidates, , •
IW’illiam Orr and Roy Dedmon.: County Coroner J. OIhe Harnsj
j were eliminated from a possible said Mr. (ollins was found dead'
1 run-off. The GOP nominee Ls Paul in his car three miles east of
I Vogel. Wadesboro on Highway 74 Satur-'
1 In the county board of educa- day morning about 7 a.m. by a
tion race. Buford Cline and Bobby truck driver who had seen the
i Stone, who ran sixth and seventh. Collins vehicle pull to the side of
in the 12 man first primarv for the highway the day before, Fri- i
' five board seats, will be running day between 3 and 4 in the after-!
i against fourth and fifth runners noon and had notu'i'd the car!
'Mrs. Mary Lou Barrier and J. D. I was still parked Friday evening.
Amanda Ellis the second time around. The driver said he slopped to in
By Gaston Board
Former West School principal
I. Ben Goforth, Jr., was elected
principal of Cherryville high
school Monday night by the Gas
ton County board of education.
Mr. Goforth is the son of Mrs.
I. 'Ben Goforth. Sr., and the late
Mr. Goforth, of Kings Mountain.
For the past two years the new
ly elected Cherryville principal
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ffiiey, Mayberry Get Prison terms;
Mrs. Thurman Gantt Free On Bond
UNDA PRUITT FLOYD
Numerous Kings Mountain area
students are receiving degrees
from colleges and universities.
Mrs. Linda Pruitt Floyd, wife
of Lt. Curtis Floyd and daughter
of Mrs. Alma Pruitt, was graduat
ed cum laude with B. S. in Eng
lish from Western Carolina Uni
versity in Cullowhee. Mrs. Floyd
did her practice teaching at Ash
ley high school in Gastonia. The
Floyds and their one-year-old
daughter, Jennifer, will be moving
June lOlh to New Orleans. La.,
where Lt. Floyd will report for
One contest was for nominee
for national convention delegate,
with retiring chairman Newton
elected over J. Pat Spangler as a
delegate to the Chicago national
convention. Chairman Ware said
it is hoped that Cleveland will
be accorded two delegates. If so,
Mr. Spangler will be the second.
Nominees for district and state
10th Congressional district—Pat
Spangler and D. W. Royster,
j 27th Judicial district — Fred
Flowers, Jack Palmer and Bob
Solicitorial district—Bill Plonk,
I George Hamrick and Ralph Dix-
(Continued on Page 8)
RITES HELD—Funorol ritts M
Samuel David CoUins* 45, wer#-;
held Monday morning from tbo:;
Chapel of Harris Funeral HomnT
Ml Zion Chnich
Rid Not Upset
Mt. Zion Baptist church’s bid ^
$8300 for the old Davidson school
were'heTd Monday j Three board of education caridi pLke^r
Patterson Grove dates wore nominated by major
interment follow-j ity votes in the first primary— deadline Tuesday,
NIrs. Cline Bordens, Hoj't Bailej' ^ . caloetnan for Parrel Coroora-
and inmrmbent ^ Cabinerrs of Xrlotte he^'suffSrthe !
With election day but two days servicing customers '‘equi^red deposit of 25 percent ^
..... .u K..... Wadesboro area. He for- price and the ^ard ^
merly owned and operated B. F.:‘education had «mfirm^
Oocdrich Company in Kings subject to their being no upset
Ho was a graduate of Elkin; Mt. Zion expects to build a new-
high school. church plant at the former school
A native of Elkin, he was the
sen of Mi. and Mrs. Lee Roy Col- j
lins of Elkin and a member of; Superintendent of Schools Don
First Baptist church. He was a Jones said the board expects to
veteran cf World War II and a; convey title within a few days.
For Release Bids
Deadline for East Kings Moun
tain parents to apply for release
of their children to the Kings
Mountain school district is Tues
day, June 4. Gaston Superintend
ent-elect William Brown said
He reported that parents of 23
pupils in the West Gaston-City
of Kings Mountain area have al
ready filed release requests.
No action will be taken prior
to the deadline, he said.
The Gaston board of education
indicated on May 20 it would hon
or release reciuosts from these
citizens, whose children have at
tended Kings Mountain schools
the Rev. J. J. Thornburg and the
Rev. Charles Carter, officiated at
the final rites.
The family has designed the
Patterson Grove Baptist church
building fund recipient of memo
Gas Sales Topping
member of the Shelby Naval Re
Bc.sides his parents, he is .«5ur-
vived by his wife. Jos.sie Hord Col
lins; one son. Samuel David Col
lins, Jr.; one daughter, Denise
Collins, both of the home; one
blether. Richard Collins of Elkin;
,and four si.stors. Mrs. Ruth
i Shores of Hiloah, Fla., Mrs. Oliver
Lawrence of Booneville. Mrs. Rob-
Kings Mountain Public Housing
Authority had bid $8250.
Hearing lune 19
Kings Mountain area citizens |
have contributed $3,782.97 to the'
1968 Cancer Fund Campaign, ac-1
cording to report of Mrs. Charles i
Adams, chairman. 1
Mrs. Adams expressed appreci- |
ation to all volunteer workers in 1
the effort to raise funds to com-1
bat the dread cancer disease.
“We are very pleased with the
drive results,” said the campaign
Hearing will be conducted by
By MARTIN HARMON i Lawrence of Booneville, Mrs. Rob- the North Carolina Utilities com-
City natural gas revenues for p-t Kackley of Rockville. Md.. and, mission in Raleigh June 19 at 2
the year ending June 30 far out- Winnie Williams of Poco-; p.m. on application of Kings'
stripped estimates made last July. ^ nioke City, Md. Mountain Public Housing Author-
according to amended current! Robert Mann officiated at ity, Inc., for a certificate of pub-
year budget adopted by the ^bo final rites and interment was lie convenience and necessity for
board of commissioners Tuesday Mountain Host cemetery. | construction, maintenance and
operation of low-rent housing
It is noted that, of the initial
Gas system rov’enucs are now
estimated for the year at S54L-
531 compared to the estimate of
General budget estimate was
also low, but by a comparatively
minor percentage. The budget
amendment figure is $1,386,424.
up $23,887 over the Sl.363,537 es
timate of last July.
In other actions Tuesday, the
Cheshire In Film
"Three In The Allic" I application for 400 units, thfi
Residents of Kings Mountain Housing Assistance Administrai
will probably spy a familiar face tion has approved Project N. C
next fall when the American In- ■ 64-1 for 150 units. ^
ternational picture. “Three In the, At the hearing the commission
.Attic” is released. 1 will hear testimony by any and
UNC .student, John A. Cheshire, all interested parties for Or
Jr., has a bit part in the movie against granting of the certify
beard approved annexation of the Christopher Jones
which stars Yvette .Mimieux and cate.
I Program To Be Conducted By Class
Walter Jackson Riley, 36, of
Kings Mountain, and Johnny Eu
gene Mayberry, 24, of Gastonia,
Tuesday drew sentences in fed
eral prison for robberies of the
Blacksburg State Bank at Grover,
Beth entered guilty pleas.
J. Robert Martin, Jr., chief
judge of the district of South Car
olina, sentenced Riley to 20 years
for his part in the February rob
bery of the bank and to 25 years
for his part in robbing the bank
Saturday, the sentences to run
Meantime, Federal Bureau of
Investigation officers Saturday
arrested Mrs. Thurman (Gismo)
Gantt, of Kings Mountain, on a
charge of receiving stolen money
from the February robbery. She
was taken to Columbia, S. C., and
has made bond.
Her husband, Thurman (Gis
mo) Gantt, co-defendant on the
February robbery, plead not guil
ty on March 4 at federal court in
Greenville, S. C., and is free on
$20,000 bond. He awaits trial.
(Continued on Pdper 81
EDITOR — Res Alexander,
Gordner • Webb cellege eophe-
more from Kings Mountain, bos
been elected editor of tho stu
dent newspaper for tho coining
year. He U alae ledplMit of a
new assignment. He is spending historically but only bv court or-
a leave from Vietnam with hisi^^^, years
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Floyd. . . .
Mr^and Mrs^efabdefa’FClton!|I|ig|| SchOOl Will GZddlldtC 194;
Route 1, Grover, will graduate: ^ . _ _ _
from the U. S. Military Academy 1
at West Point Wednesday, Junel
i Diplomas will be awarded to :
Cadet Fulton, who will receive graduating seniors at Kings ,
a bachelor of science degree, was high school Friday
appointed to the Military Acade- night at 8 o’clock. Tho finals ex-
my by former Representative Rob- ej-ciges in Joim Gamble Memorial
ert W. Hemphill (D-S.C.). He is a stadium will culminate com-
1964 graduate of Blacksburg Cen- • fncncTmcnt activities which began
tralized high school. Blacksburg, Sunday with the baccalaure-
S. C. ate sermon.
While at West Point, the 22 Paul Dunn will give ihe wel-
year-old cadet was a member of come address, “Signals Ahead’,
the Scuba Diving Club, the Moun- after tho invocation by John
taincering Club and tho Rocket i’arkcr. The Kings Mountain high
Society, an academic group. rchool Choir will sing Randall
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Howard re- Thompson’s “The Road Not Tak-
ceived their degrees in May 19th on” and Principal Jambs C. At-
commencement exercises at West - ^ kin.son will present diplomas,
ern Carolina University al Cullo-1 Presentation of the Class of 1968
gift to the school will b(* made
Mr. Howard, who graduated by Paul Gaffney, senior class
cum laude with B. S. in chemistry* vicc-pi esidenl, and a.-'- ntance
Is recipient of a National Defense from the board of education will
Education Act Fellowship for bo George H. Mauney. chairman,
graduate study at Georgia Tech in Senior class president Dennis
the fall, and he and his wife, the Smith will preside and Carolyn
former Willie Anthony, are mov-' Falls 'Will pronounce the bonedic-
ing to Atlanta, Ga. tion
Canslcr street property of Mr. and
' Mrs. James A. Childers to the city
limits and voted to conduet a
I publie hearing on June 25 on a
' petition by J. Wilson Crawford.
; agent, for annexation to the city
I of a two-aere traet on Waco road,
j The board adopted the 1968-69
privilege Ik'ense ordinance, with
I the license .sehedules showing no
'change from the eurrenl year
The board voted t(3 purchase a
12-hor.scpow(‘r mower fnmi Brid
A legal notice appearing in
The film, shot in Chapel Hill, day’s Herald notes that prote^
di'Dicts a fictitious New England should bo filed with the com-mi^
’ sion or before 4 p.m. June 14. »
VFW Vice-Commandei Ralph Rossi
To Speak At Memorial Day Rites \
Kings Mountain’s fourth an
nual Memorial Day .service will
be held Thursday (tonight) at 7
p.m. in Veteran.s .Memorial Gard-
ges Hardware on low bid of en cf Mountain Re.st eemeterj.
$1073.26, Phifer Hardware hid Ralph S. Ross of Mint Hill, sen-
$1087.42 for a similar si^e mower, ior vice-commander who will be-
Kings Mountain Farm Center bid come slate commander in June
$652.46 on a 7-hor.sep()wer mower, of the North Carolina Depart-
which Cemetery Superintendent ment. Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Ken Jenkins said is not of suffi- will make the principal address,
cient size for the work requiiod.. The service is under sponsor
ship of Kings Mountain posts of
the American Legion and Vet
erans of Foreign Wars, tho Le
gion Auxiliary, the Kings Moun
tain Ministerial Association and
' tlic City of Kings Mountain.
Gold Star mothers will be spe-
Mrs. Howard received her B. S.
in psychology and social welfare.
Continued On Page 8
Two coveted awards will be
presented. Fred Paschal, high
(Continued on Page 8),
ELECTED — Beverly Willis,
rising senior at Western Caro
lina University at Cullowhee,
has been elected president of
Women's House Govenuneat
lor the coming year.
Fred H. Paschal, guidance
counselor at Kings Mountain high cia) guests.
school, will bo guest speaker al Participating in the program
Thursday night’s Kiwanis club will be a male quartet who will
meeting al 6:4,5 p.m. at t>re Worn- sing, “Battle Hymn of the Ro
lan’s club. pulbic” and “America the Beau-
Mr. Paschal -will terminate his tifuF'; a Shelby Naval Reserve,
employment with the district sys- Unit firing souad: snnnseringj
tom on June 30th to accept a po- groups who will conduct the flag-
sition as director of admissions low'ering ceremonies; invocation i
at Limestone college in C3«ffney, by Rev. Edwin Criscoe; a solo,,
^ I "Star SpanglcHi Banner by B. S. i
Conlinavd Oh Puya 8 ‘ ‘ Continued On Puge 8
SPEAKER — Ralph S. Rofs o4
Mint Hill, incoming stoto com
mander of the Department of
North Carolina, VFW, will mak«
the address at Memorial Day ,
services Thursday night at
MouDtaia Rest cemcterih ^