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VOL 80 No. 28
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, July II, 1968
PRICE TEN CEN1!
Boaid To Hear
The city commission has sched
uled a special meeting for Tues
day night at 7 o’clock, with par
ticular business a progress report
'n the Buffalo Creek water pro
K. Dickson will
BOWLING TEAM WINS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP — Xinga Mountain's Mixed bowling team
has won the notioned championship for the third time in five yeors. Members of the team, pic
tured above, took the S150 first prise money with a tecan score of 1829 in the toumoment held
from the first week of April until last week in Boltimore, Md. Kings Mountain bowlers pocketed
over S500 in winnings in the tourney. From left to right John DUltng, Betty Hullonder, RoUnie
Culbertson, Lib Gault end Albert Brockett
Friday D-Day For Hospital’s
FundDrive;Reports Are Asked
Kings’ Mnuntaii^^. Mixed bowl
ing tekih cajfUJrcd the na
tional chajmpicwsmp for the third
time in live years.
SjKJUsored by Oates Shell Ser
vice as the Oates Shell Number
Two team, the club took the $150
first prize ropney with a teami
score of 1829'Irt
held from the first week of April j
until last weekend at Baltimore,
Players making up the nation-
al championship team arc John
Diliing. Albert Brackett, Ronnie j
Culbertson. Lib Gault and Betty'
The KM mixed team won the
national title in 1964 and '65, |
then took a back scat for V'to next i
two years before regaining the'
crown this year. !
Diliing rolled the best score, a
404 three-game set. Culbertson
came in with a 392, Brackett ad- ]
ded a 380, Hullender a 355 and,
Gault a 298.
The Kings Mountain bowlers
participated the second week of
Kings Mountain bowlers also
placed well in other divisions.
The champion'ihip team
Mm ll Pmo»nt
Nortfl Cdfolins Natio-nal Bank
was low IHdiier of five Tuesday
for $750,009 City , Of Kings
Mountain water boiid sntlcipa-
North Carolina National of
fered to lend the citj’’ the three-
quarter million for 90 days at
an interest fate of 3.8 percent
Spread betwed*. the low and
high bids was omy .25 percent.
Mr. Dickson said W’ednesdny
final plans and specifientions for
the estimated $3.3 million pro
ject are virtually complete.
Another principal item of bu.'^i*
ne.s.s on the agenda is decision
concerning the neighb<)rhf»oU fn-
cIliMes building, where l)w bids
exceeded architect J. L. Williams
Associates estimates by $181.000..
j Mayor John Henry .Moss said
I the commission has the alterna-
1 tive.s of ai'cepting or rejertin;*
j bid.s, or of asking low bidders for
la time extension for the city
! commission to make a decision,
j The Department of Housing
land Urban Development has
! awarded the city a grant of S302.-
I 680 for the neighborhood facili-
I ties building, this award repre
senting two-thirds the estimated
, cost of slightly more than $424,-
OOr. Low bids* totaled SOOS.OtK).
Regional cifficials of HUD have
' indicated to the Mayor that funds
for a .supplemental.grant are not
July f8 and Will mature Octo
Other bids: First Citizens
Bank & Trust Company 3.92.
First Union National Bank 3.96,
Branch Banking & Trust Com
pany 3.98. and Wachovia Bank
& Trust Company 4.05.
The bids were received Tues
day morning at tlie office of
the Local Government Commis
sion in Raleigh.
Kings Mountain shut down
Ught-fpr Independence Day Thurs
With the majority of textile mX—
wtxk ceased for the week, some’lflASB |S|0lVar| S
families were already on trek.s; _ _ Ji i
to the mountains or seashore and
still othere were enjoying a one-1 Iliiw VUIIUUVICU j
day surcease from regular duties. I
! Funeral rites for Mrs. Corrie]
Most retail stores closed to' McDaniel Stewart, 83. wife of Ed '
give their employees a one-day ward J. Stewart. Dixon communi i
holiday. Drug stores were open a.s ty farmer, were held Tuesdav
were service stations and some afternoon al 4 p.m. from Bethle-
grbeery.stores in the township. , hem Baptist church of which she:
Rain, which fell on Thursday, ^as a member I
dampened the h^iday crowd clarence McMahan and'
flocking to the parte and recroa- p Qraham officiated i
at the final rites, and interment
WHS kfi the church cipn>eiery. •
CHECK FOR WARRANTY DEED — Wray A. Wil ?nis. left receives a check for S5000 from Brooks
R. Tate, vice-president of Kings Mountain Public Housing Authoiity, Inc., in return for the deed to
o 2.8 acre tract on Lackey street. It was the first purchase of property by the housing cruthority
By MARTIN HARMON
“King*; Mountain area citizens'
contributions during the next
two days will determine the out
come of the ha‘jpital fund drive,”
Chairman Georgo H. Houser, of
the hospital development lund
drive , declared Wedn^sdaj.
Friday i.^ the ofli.’ial closing
(lay of the $ir>(UK>C campaign.
Figures to date were not tabu
lated but were not appreciably
greater than tlie $124,135 reported
“Tlie week of July 4th. with
many having holidays, is general
ly a poor one for fund raising,
and Kings Mountain proved no
exception. There wa.s little acti-
.*ity last week,” Chairman Houser
Other principal development in
the pa.st week concerning build
ing of the estimated $8.50.000 ad
dition to Kings Mountain hos
pital was resolution by the coun
ty commission to Issue the au-
hnrizod $300,000 in bonds for the
King.s Mountain addition not
later than Febmary 1969.
for an 150-unit low rent housing project.
(Poul Lemmons photo)
Kings Mountain police rci>yig?d
RALEIGH — More than half of
all North Carolina postmasters—
Some 465—will meet here next
week for a two-day discussion of
improved mail .service.
Occasion is the fourth annual
Postmasters Training Seminar
bowling in the Mixed Booster Di-; scheduled Monday and Tuesday
vi.sion, and in the Championship North Carolina State Univer-
Mixed. Diliing Heating took third
place, good for $125. ! xpe seminar is being held at
Members of that team Included specific request of postmas-
Jenny Oates, Lib Gault. John Dil-1 who will attend on a volun-
ling, Thomas Blanton and Rich-, basis at their own expense,
ard Culbertson. They had a team; Among those attending will be
total of 1837. : Postmaster Charles L. Alexander.
In the Mixed Double.s. Ranny president of the North Carolina
Blanton and Jenny Oat<^ finish- branch of the National League of
ed seventh with a 833 total.
Blanton rolled a 463 set, the be.sl
iCoafmwcd ou Paffc Three)
said Mrs. Ruby S.
haven’t been very
It was Wednesday, one of two
days weekly the county welfare
department sends a staff member
here to interview applicants for
four categories qf welfare program
Welfare staff members, begin
ning July 1, are at Ci^ Hall
(basement office) on Mondays
and Wednesda3's from 8:30 to
Applications are acet^pted for:
1) Old ago assistance.
2) Aid to the permanent and
31 Aid to dependent children.
41 Food stamps.
The applications arc processed
at the county office, where all
records are maintained, and,
where required, a case worker Is
Mrs. Bridges is one of three
staff members who will rotate j theridge. assembly grounds of
duty at the Kings Mountain of-; the Lutheran church, at Arden
health for some time, died of a
while intoxicatod and one each suddenly a» her'
for no operator's license. sP‘fd• sundav at 2:.30 p.m. Shei
Ing 60 in a 35 zone, fxccedms daURhtcr of the late Mr.-
safe speed runnins a stop liRht ^^^ .j. „,Danicl and a
and prohibition violation. native of Cleveland County. !
One accident occurred in the husband she i.s sur '
early morning hours of the holi-; ^j^uphters, Mrs.
u T> 1 17 James I'hompson of Palatka.
rni ^ ’ rt Florida. M.-s. Arthur Biltcliffo of
of 313 Elhs strcc.. was charRcd. Mountain, Mrs. J. Haywood
vvith running a red light an I O.X. „f ghelby and Mrs. J. W.
cecding safe speed as a ro^s^t York, S. C.; and five:
a three car accident at 4 ami at ^ MoSwain and
the intersection of U. S. 74 and gessic McDaniel, both of;
'•^op„r.s „f,hoWiiUams ^nia,^ Mrs.'lv" “ol:
m N.%aLlcTstreet ind ‘’^a'ffnpv s'^^c'TlL^sur '
which ^curred according to^''"^
police, when the Williams carl pallbearers were Gene
reportedly ran the light and Hughes. John Randall. Broadus
Struck a car driven by Lawrence
First Properties Acquired
By KM Housing Authority
William Tucker, 2.5. of Stanfield,
traveling East on U.S. 74.
Tucker’s car was knocked into
the oar driven by N^ncy Leo Mc
Daniel. 24, Af Silver Spring, Md..
which was traveling in the oppo
site direction on U.S. 74, police
Both injured youth were treat
ed for injuries at Kings Mountain
hospital and released.
City Police Officer B. P. Cook
investigated. Damage was esti
mated at $800 to the Tucker car.
Herndon, William Herndon, Bruce
McDaniel and Tom Humphries.
Tract and Lot
Kings Mountain Public Housing
Authority, Inc., has acquired its
first properties for the building
of lli) low-rent housing units.
Chairman John L. McGill an
nounced tliis week.
The housing authority executed,
option from A. Williams Mon
day on a 2.8 acre tract on Lackey
street. Later in the day it exec- ■
uted option from Charles L. Bag-1
well for a lot adjoining the Wil- j
Hams properly fronting 80 feetij
Purchase price for the Williams
tract was $5000. The value set by
the authority’s retained register-•
ivill be neia later xnis, McDaniel oar and $600; Mountain. He joined the Gazei
Georgia, Florida and| williams ear. in 1964 as a member of the c;
Seminars will be held later this
South Carolina, which comprise |
the Atlanta Postal Region along! gm
with North Carolina. , i riifin Convcnps
More than 1,500 postmasters in VimW
the four stales are expected to,
attend the seminars, an increase]
of some 250 from last year. This i
is more than half the approxi-| School problems and partieipa-
David J. Baity, former Herald
staffer and Kings Mountain na
live, has been promoted from city
editor of the Gastonia Gazette to, ed appraiser was $5050.
assistant managing editor.
Mr. Baity is son of Mr. and
Mrs. A. P. Baity. Sr. of Kings
mately 2350 postmasters in the
four-state region. There arc about
800 postmasters in North Caro
Regional Director Banks Glad*
den will be the kenote speaker
at the opening session here Mon
Postmasters will spend the re
maining two days attending
classes on a variety of subjects
dealing with postal problems.
Two general topics will get ma-
tion in regional development
group.s will be among the princi
pal items on the agenda Thurs
day night, as the Cleveland .Asso
ciation of Governmental Officials
convene hero at a dinner meet
ing at the Country Club.
Lamar Young, CAGO chairman,
made the announcement.
Chairman Young said he hoped
all members would make special
efforts to attend.
These are serious problems
staff and was promoted to coiin-i
ty editor in 1966. Ho was named
Gazette city editor in 1967. He
joined the Kings Mountain Herald
as a high school junior, remained
on the staff for six years before
I going to Mount Holly where he
' was editor of the Mount Holly
Nows and Stanley News, subse
quently joining the Gazette staff.
Mrs. Baity is. the former Bar
bara Ferguson of Gastonia. They
are parents of a year-old son. Jon
athan David, and live al 412
Woodlawn Avenue in Gastonia.
jor emphasis in this years sem- they are generic to the whole
inar»—the handling of second and
Conflnt4ed On Page S
Resurrcirtlon Lutheran church
congregation will worship at Lu
fiee each week. The others are
Miss Martha Brlelenhardt and
Miss Barbara Mode.
Rev. David L. Castor, pastor,
said members of the congrega-
country," he commented.
M. L. Harmon, a patient at
Kings Mountain hospital, was
reported improved Tuesday.
Mrs. Harmon, who has been ill
at home, was also reported im-
Purchase price of the Bagwell
lot, occupied by a residence, was
$2000 versus the registered ap
praiser’s figure of $1950. ,
Thomas W. Harper, iho auth
ority’s executive director, said
Wednesday that optioned proper-!
ty together with Monday’s pur
chases total 16.07 acres, very lit
tle .short of the realty require
ments for the 150 unit projcif. :
Major lack is approximately;
one acre for building units espc-,
eially designed for the elderly.
Under terms of the project ap- >
proval by the Housing Assistance ’
administration. Department ot
Housing and Urban Development,
30 of the 150 units mu.st bo de
signed for the elderly.
The a<Teage under option is in^
several different lots and tracts!
in several areas of the city.
rence Plonk is the new presi
dent of the Kings Mountain
Lions club and presided over
his first meeting as presiding
officer Tuesday. Mr. Plonk rep
resented the club as its dele
gate to the recent Lions Inter
national convention in Dallas,
Parking meter receipt.® for the
week ending Wednesday total
ed $169.40. inclutiing $11.5,9.5
frem on-stre('t meters, $$4.2.5 in
fines, and $19.20 from off slrctd
Wai Ob Rats
War on ral.s and iioverly is one
aim of the family improvement
program of Cleveland Community
1 Kings Mountain citizens to.;k a
I look at actual poverty scenes in
this area and in Cleveland Coun-
I ty via slide.-i shown during a pro-
I giam led by Community Action
i leaders Tue.sclay night at Boyce
Memorial ARP church.
Mrs. Fay<‘ Webber, staff mem
! ber of the Community Adion
; v"*rntor here on Cherokee stn'ct,
' was narrator, assisted by James
(Contiuiu^l on Page Eight)
The city commission Tuesday
tabled until July 16th action on
hid.-- tor a protected neighborhood
, ia'rilitiey building.
In nia’King the recommendation.
Mayor John Moss noted that ad
ditional w.irking time Is neinled
by (ity officials, architects, offi-
cial« of J. L. Williams and As
sociates, and of the Department
of Housing and Urban Develop
iCi/nfianrd tni Page Fight)
An anonymous friend has re-
serx’ed a room in the Kings
Mountain hospital addition as
a memorial to the late Marvin
Goforth, described by the donor
as “a friend of the hospital
and a friend of the patient*’.
The $150,000 sought by public
eubsertpHon. plus memorial mon
ies on hand and indicated con-
tributic'ns from charitable foun
dations, is estimated by the ar-
chitect.s. Freeman & White, of
Charlotte, to be suffkdent.
Hospital officials are less sure,
parti<*ularly in view of rising con-
•itruction costs, as exprcs.sed by
Hospital President George W.
The hospital board of trustees
will get its final report on the
fund raising campaign at a spe-
-ial meeting Monday afternoon
at 5:30. Bill King, of Keteham &
Companv. promotional manager,
will make his report.
Meantime, Chairman Houser
added, there are still more than
200 un-reporled solicitations in
the hands of campaign solicitors.
He urged that these reports be
Three-Year-Old High School Now
Needs 12 More Rooms. Says Jones
By MARTIN HARMON jcined the liigh .school “team
The new Kings Mountain high and quite literally-.
This building has been
Mr. Harper said the aulhoritv >
I architects. Tomberlin & Associat school, in use for three scliool
; es, of Atlanta, are already at years, already is classroom-short.
1 work completing engineering of Superinlcndenl Donald D. Jones
I the several sites and drawing places the classroom needs for
t preliminary plans for the hous- the $1.6 million school plant on
, ing units. Phifer Road at an even dozen.
When (*on.structi()n Is 90 per- During the coming term ar
('cnl ('omplete the housing author-; rangements are being made for rooms except to ,commtmt. “W’eVe
ity will sell bonds, of 40 y(*ar tour additional chussroom.s of the got to do something pretty soon.”
maturity, to defray cost of the temporary vaiiety. the Superin- Now under construction is a 14-
Mountain Jayeocs will, man. Chairman of (he cximmittee projwt. tendent rejKirls. roam addition to North school
laycee Beauty Pageant August 24;
KlI Grissom General Chairman
Mrs. Sue King
Mrs. Sue Shidal King assumed
duties July 1st as director of
; nursing service at Kings Moun
Mrs. King succeeds Miss Mary
Blackwcldcr. Since Miss Black-
I welder’s resignation Mrs. Edna
i Childers has been acting direc
A native of Vale, N. C., Mrs.
King is a graduate of St. Leo's
Hospital School of Nursing of
Greensboro and has done past,
graduate .study al UNC at Chapel
Hill for one year and took courses
in mental health and premature
nursing care at UNC-G and Duke
University. She has held several
positions in teaching and nursing
supervision. She served as assis-
. tant director of nursing service
; at Gaston Memorial hospital for
I several years.
' Mrs. King resides with her
husband and daughter at 3407
; Linwood road in Gastonia.
Near To Beality
Gamble Ah^morial stad- A sidewalk, to the three-year*
ium and will he utilized loi old high school is near reality,
equipment storage. J. I. Church, district engineer
Supt. Jones did not elaborate of the State Highway dopart-
■n his statement concerning need ment, told Schools Superintend-
for an additional dozen class-
ent Donald Jones and Dan Fin
ger Wednesday morning the high
way department has engineered
and will do the grading for a
sidewalk on the west side of Phif-
The interviewing arrangement; tion will Join with Its mission
was voted by the county welfare congregation from Greenville, N.' eant will be Bill Grissom.
stage the third annual Miss Kings I cn staging is Shuford Peeler and, Amerti/ution will be from ren-' Tjie two pre fabricated steel the Kings Mountain system’s er road from the city
Mountain beauty pageant on! Gerald Thomasson Is heading the taLs. with the federal government hou.st»s which iiavc been in u.se nt’wesl elementary. When put In-i the school entvaneo.
August 24th at 8 p.m. in Central committee on special entertain- guaranteeing payment of bond.s at the Central plant have been to service at the beginning of tjif! The Kings Mountain KiwaiUs
school auditorium. ment. Richard Burger is .‘ crving, and interest. | irt ved to the high 'school and arc 1969-70 term, the addition will club will provide the paving.
Date for the pageant and chair a.-; publicity chairman. 1 Kings Mountain Public Housing currently being under-pinned, ro- take pressure off the crowded The City of Kings Mountain
men of steering committees were: Miss Kings Mountain 1969 will Authority, Inc., was constituted furbished and renovated. Each of West and East plants. ‘stweral months ago approved
named this week. succeed Teresa Jolley, rising jun-t by the City of Kings Mountain [the 24 x 52 pre-fahs will pro\ide New spac'e gained nl Central construction of sidewalk on Phi-
General chairman for the pag- inr at the Univer.sity of N<u'di Car-! and the Housing Assistam'C ad- two classrooms. Heat will be pro- by departure of the temporary fer from Mountain to the city
olina at Grcen.sboro, who repri'-j ministration in January 1967.
board after pleas by Kings Moun- C. for worship services at 11 In Mr. Grissom said interested sented the city in the re(‘ent Miss | Members, in addition to the
tain citizens that distance from the Lutheridge chapel. Lunch will ’Kings Mountain beauty eontes- North Carolina pageant inChar-|chairman,areBrooksTate,vice-
the county office deterred needed be served at the noon hour in the I tanU age 18 and older should, lotte. [chairman; William Orr, Carl F.
service. Lutheridge dining hall. > contact Jake Dixon, entry chair-1 I Wilson and Martin Harmon.
vided from the high school cen- buildings will be used for faculty limits,
tral system. parking "in an effort to alleviate Supt. Jones said it is antlei*
Meantime, the other temporary the traffic congestion at the Cen- pated the sidewalk will be ready'
building at Central — a onetime tral plant area’*, Supt. Jones ad- tor use by the opening of the
service quonset hut—also has ded. 1968 69 teim in late August