at POLICEMEN'S DINNER FRIDA f — Pictured above ore five city ond court of-
HcioU who participated at Friday nlghFs "graduation" of city police officers from a 120-hour in
troduction to poUce science. From left, Kings Mountain Police Chief Tom McDevltt. Kings Moun
tain Mayor John H. Moss, Joe Zimmerman of Charlotte, RBI training director in North Carolino who
made the address. Judge Joe Mull of Shelby and PoUce Chief Ernest Arrington of Gaffney, S. C.
(Photo by Isaac Alexander)
Fifteen city policemen received
diplomas from Cleveland Techni
cal Institute Friday for comple
tion of a 120-hour introduction to
police science course.
Policemen, their wives and
gucst.s were honored by the City
of Kings Mountain and the
Police Department at a dinner at
Kings Mountain Country club.
Principal speaker for the ban
quet was Joe Zimmerman, FBI
training director in North Caro
lina, who stressed training needs
of law enforcement officers and
the role of training in upgrading
Kings Mountain Police Chief
Thomas McDevitt and Cleveland
Tech President Jim Petty present
ed the certificates to officers.
Members of the police depart
ment attended classes four nights
a week, three hours per night.
Irom March 25 through May 30th.
Mayor John Henry Moss, serv
ing as master of ceremonies, ex
pressed the gratitude of city of
ficials and citizens for the mem
bers of the force attending the
course on their own time and
taking the training that will
make the force more effective.
Mayor Moss also Introduced the
10 instructors for the course.
Receiving diplomas were Ellis
King. David Corn, Jackie Dean
Barrett, Bob Hayes, Matthew Per
ry, Don Henderson, Bynum Cook,
Crayton Bollinger, Lemuel Beat-
tie, Johnny Belk, William Roper,
Jackie Dean Boone, Earl Stroupe,
Jr., Lewis Cole and Chief TTiomas
cm POLICEMEN RECEIVE DIPLOMAS — Fifteen members of the city police force reoMved dtptO'
mar Friday after completion of a 120-hour introduction to police science course speasp^ by
Cleveland Technical Institute. Front row, from left, Ellis King, David Com, Jackie Deoa. Boeoe, Bob
Hayes, Chief Thomas McDevitt. Matthew Petty, Donald Henderson, Bynum Cook and Lewis 'Ce!*,
Bock row, from left, Crayton Bollinger, Lemuel Beottie, Johnny Belk, William Roper, JaeUe Dean
Barrett and Earl Stroupe, Jr, (Photo by Isaac Alemnder)
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VOL. 80 No. 24
Kings Mountain's Rolioble Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, June 13, 1968
PRICE TEN CENTf
Tax Rate Will Remain Same For New Fiscal Year
In College Finals
VIRGINIA GOFORTH WHISNANT
Woodmen Of The World, Lodge
NC-15 will be held Thursday,
June 13, it 7:30 p.m., in the
I Community Conference Room of
Kings Mountain Savings A Loan
Three more Kings Mountain
students, two of whom are sis
ters, have received diplomas in
recent college graduation exer
Both daughters of Mr. and!
Mrs. J. N. McClure, Nancy Mc-|
Glure and Joan McClure, receiv
ed degrees. Nanej? McClure won
her master’s degree from South
ern Methodist University in Dal
las, Texas and Joan McClure re
ceived her bachelor of music,
cum laude, from the University
of North Carolina at Greensboro
where she was a member of Mu
Phi Epsilon and Pi Kappa l,am-
bda honorary societies. Joan Mc
Clure will teach instrumental
music in the Los Angeles, Cali
fornia County Schools in Septem
ber. Nancy McClure, also a mem
ber of Kappa Mu Epsilon hon
orary sorority, will teach at Hock-
aday Private School in Dallas,
Mr?. Virginia Goforth Whis-
nant, wile of Robert Whisnant,
Jr. and daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Goforth, received her B.A.
in mathematics from the Univer
sity of North CaroJinaCat Greens
boro. Both Mr. andyMrs. Whis
nant will teach Greensboro
school system in the fay, 1
Funeral rites 'for Mrs. Clara
Thompson Canan, 82, will be
held Thursday at 4 p.m. from
Resurrection Lutheran church of
which she was a member.
Rev. David L. Castor will of
ficiate at the final rites and in
terment will be in Mountain Rest
cemetery. Active pallbearers will
be Dr. George Plonk, Hal S.
Plonk. Devere Smith, Howard
Broadwater. Glee E. iBridges and
Mrs. Canan died Monday night
at 9:30 p.m. of a heart condition.
She entered the local hospital a
day before, her death.
She was a native of South Da
kota but had made her home
here with her daughter, Mrs. E.
R. Qeter end Mr. Goter, the past
10 years. She was a former resi
dent of Minneapolis and Crook-
ston, Minnesota and had taught
voice at Wesleyan college In
Grand Fork, North Dakota. Wid
ow of R- B. Canan who died in
1953, .she was former choir di
rector at FTrst Presbyterian
church of Crookston, Minnesota.
She was a 50-year member of
the Order of Eastern Star. She
was a member of the Senior
(Contmtuii 0» Pagg Sieef.
Lane To Assume
Duties June 23
Rev. J. C. Lane, pastor of Pigeon
Valley Methodist church in the
Waynesville district, will become
pastor of Grace Methodist churcli
Rev. and Mrs. T. Dixon Adarjvs
and family will move to Atjanla,
Ga. Tuesdey where Mr. A^iuT(B7
who will take a sabbatical leave,
will study next year at Emory
Rev. and Mrs. Lane arc parents j
of six children, four girls and two
Other area Methodist ministers '
will serve another year in Kings
Mountain churches, it was an
nounced at the annual Western
North Carolina Conlercnce at
Rev. D. B. Alderman will pro-'
side at Central Methodist churcii'
tor a second year while Rtw. E. R.
Lynn starts his second year at El
Bethel Methodist church.
KM Beauty Queen
In Pageant Events
ON HONOR ROLL
Sarah Beth Simpson, tresh-
man student at Gaston Day
School in Belmont, was listed
on the first honor roll during
the schol term Just ended. She
is daughter of Mr. and .Mrs.
James B. Simpson of Kings
IN GROUP D — Teresa Jolley.
Miss Kings Mountain, is ap
pearing inlGroup D of the Miss
North Carolina beauty pageant
in Charlotte this week, among
87 beauties seeking the crown.
To Sng Medley
: Teresa Jane Jolley, Miss Kings
i Mountain, is appearing in Group
! D of the state beauty pageant in
Charlotte this week at Ovens Au
Thursday (tonight) the 20-year-
I old brunette beauty will appear
, in evening gown and tomorrow
31 night she will perform in talent
^ The finals on Saturday will
begin at 8:30 p.m. and will be
televised. A group of 10 finalists
will be selected from a field of
87 beauties who are vieing tor
the state crown and a chance at
the Miss America competition in
Miss Jolley is a rising Junior at
the University of North Carolina
at Greensboro. She will sing, “I
Left My Heart In San Francisco*'.
(Continued on Page Six)
Hospital Fund Reaches $53,205
Pledges of $.53,205 wore report
ed by 38 workers attending a
kick-off meeting of the Primary
and Area Divisions of the Kings
Mountain Hospital Building Fund
Campaign for $150,000 at the
Woman’s club at noon on Tues
The Initial Gifts Division -kick
ed off on May 28th.
The Ncislcr Foundation has
reserved the Entry Lobby and a
number of patient rooms and the
patient elevator have also been
George H. Houser, Genet al
Chairman, presided, and John A.
Cheshire, Jr., Primary Gifts Chair
man, Carl P. Finger, Area Gifts
President of the Hospital’s Board
of Trustees and Grady K. How
ard, Hospital Administrator, ap
peared with him on the program.
George Houser said, “1 am well
pleased with our progress to date
and urge all workers to make
their calls and to report a.s quick
ly as possible. The drive ends on
July 12th and there is not a
great deal of time left.”
SO O G) O
rjdKusMUIKflMl OIMOPMEUT fUMD
Are Predicting j
Despite major bond issues ap
proved by the voters the city will
be able to keep its promise of ”no
tax increase*’ for fiscal year 1967-
This was the statement of May
or John Henry at Tuesday
TTie board of city comml.ssion
ers is currently at work on the
budget for the upcoming year and
will convene on June 2.5th to
adopt a new budget tentatively.
Thus far budgetary figures have
been fixed on the premises all
current city rates and charges
will remain as in the previous
Kings Mountain's tax rate, un
changed the past five years re
mains 85 cents per S1()0 valua
tion, Mayor Moss said.
The City of Kings Mountain is
expected, said the mayor, to sliow
a 1967-68 fiscal year surplus —
much larger he guessed than l;isl
year’s figure of $182,000.
The surplus will accrue from a
surplus of collections already
much over the estimated income
for the year. La.st year's budget
was $1.1 while the city’s natural
gas budget was $541,531.25.
The Mayor said the budget for
the new year will be larger, botli
in income anti expenditures, but
the increase will come from in
creases in tile amount of property
to be taxed—new construction. He
pointed out, "with a considerable
amount of pride”, that the cily
made more money on invest
ments of surplus funds last year
than it expended in interest. The
amount earned on the invested
funds was $9,406.90, compared
with $8,275 the city paid in in
terest on its debts.
The new budget, said the may
or, will include a capital outlay
reserve- -a fund for saving money
to pay for future projects or to
match federal fund.s.
On Big Projects
HOSPITAL DEVELOPMENT FUND REACHES $53.205—George W. Mouner point* to a progreu
chart ot the King* Mountoin Hospital Davelopment Fund'* goal tor SISOJIW oi R«v. S. T. Cook#
and Mr*. Gooigo Hoiuor. hospital trust**, look on. tMunoiu Photo),
Beginning .Monday, June 17th,
■a summer program for elemen
tary school students (grades 2-8)
will be conducted under Title I of
the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act. ,
All classes will be conducted
at the Central school plant, be-;
ginning at 8 a.m. each day and
concluding at 11:30. Lunch will
not be served but a mid-morning
break with milk and cookies will
he provided. Bus transportation
will be furnished for all students
presently riding the bus to school
with students picked up at North,
East, West. Compact, and Park
Grace schools.- No students with
in the city limits will be furnish
ed transportation to their homes.
Classes will be conducted in
eading skills, writing for ex
pression, and listening and com
prehending, as well as physical
education, health, music, and art.i
The services of a school nurse'
and a speech therapist will also|
(CotUinmd tm Pago tHa)
WINS SCHOLARSHIP — Patsy
Dale Smith has won a Carl A.
Rudisill Foundation Scholar
ship valuated at $5,000 for four
years of college. She is daugh
ter oi Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Smith
of Kings Mountain.
To Patsy Smith
Patsy Dale Smith, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Smith of
Kings Mountain, has won a four-
year college scholarship valued
at $5,000 from the Carl A. Rudi
The Foundation awards four
scholarships annually to employ
ees and children of employees of
the company and each scholarship
award is valued by a maximum
of $3,000 for four years of col
Scholarship, recipients are chos
en by a committee of educators'
(Contmneil On Page Six) • *
For Lake Site
I The city commission Tuesdjry-'-
; authorized Mayor John H. Mow
to begin negotiations for 2,200
acres needed as a basin for the
projected Buffalo lake and water
plant and heard report from the
city’s consulting engineer that ^ •
pension of the McGill treatment
plant will be completed by the
end of August.
Both pioject progress reports
followed announcement by the
mayor that a larger operating
budget by the city next year
won’t increase taxes.
Final plans for the dam and
water treatment plant are essen
tially complete, said the mayor,
and will be finalized by July 15.
Col. W. K. Dickson of Char
lotte said the city’s sewer im
provement project is about 10
percent complete. "The sewer
project is moving along about as
well as expected,” said Dickson.
’The concrete work at the Mc
Gill Plant is completed, the earth-
work at the new plant on Pil5it
Creek is done and some form*
for the concrete built. We are
getting; the right-of-way for nec
essary sewer lines.” He added
that the percentage of work com
pleted will Jump considerably;
next month because equipment-
for the two plants will be arriv-'
The Mayor said yesterday h«f
expects to call a meeting of thet
67 property owners within a weeK
to begin negotiations for the par<
cels of land needed for the lake;. ;
The Buffalo project, comparablcc
in size to Lake Lure, and the waC
ter treatment plant will cost ai*
(Continued On Page Six) '
God And Cornmnnitj Scont Award
Is Presented To Miss Jane Yates
Jane Yates, high schoo] junior
I and daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Hugh Yates, was presented the
God and Community award, high,
est scouting award the church
presents, at St. Matthew’s Luth-
eran church Sunday night. j
Rev. Charles Easley presented
the award to Miss Yates before
the congregation attending the
union night service. Mrs. Yates
and Mrs. Charles Blanton, Troop
200 Scout leader, pinned the
award on the First Class Scout.
Miss Yates earned the awarfl,
sponsored by Church women
United, after a year’s work with
her pastor, learning Lutheran
church history, the work of her
own church and helping to plan
services to learn more about her
own religion. She is active in St.