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VOL 80. No. 31
Kings Mountoin's Beliable Newspoper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, August I, 1968
School Board To Charlottesville For
PRICE TEN CfcNi'
Crattspun Raises Wages;
PROMOTED — Donald E. Glad
den has been promoted by Bow
man Transportation Company
to the position of manager of
the Bowman Terminol at Titus*
Donald K. Gladden, Kings
Mountain native, has been pro
moted to tho position of terminal
manager of Bowman Transporta-
I ^tion Company in Titusville, Fla.
f«nd assumed rM*w t
Mrs. Gladden, the former Maude
Owens, and their children, Av-a,
age five, and Donna, age five
montlis, will bo moving; to Titus-
nually was announced by Walter
W. Hladky, General Manager of
Craftspun Yarns Company.
The increase was effective as
of July 29, and was granted to
all production and serv ice per
This is the sixth increase an
nounced by Craftspun since Aug
ust of 1963 and is in keeping with
the precident established by the
Textile Industry cf granting a
wage increase annually.
The latest wage increase re
flects the confidence that the
owners and management of
Craftspun have in their employ
ees and in the community of
Kings Mountain, said Mr. Hladky.
Craftspun Yarns Company is a
division of the B. V. D. Company
whose main offices are located in
the Empire State Building, New
dations are available. Mrs. Glad
den is daughter of Mi‘. and Mrs.
Fred .M. Owens. Mr. Gladden is
son of Mrs. Ruby Gladden, all of
Mr. Gladden joined Bowman
Transportation in Charlotie nine
years ago, was subsequently pro-i
moted to assistant manager of.
Bowman Terminal in Greenville.’
S. C. He is a 1959 graduate of
Kings Mountain high school. ,
C. B. Falls, Jr., Kings Mountain
native and Gastonia real estate
attorney, was named one of the
newly formed Independent Par
ty’s presidential electors during
its first slate convention in Ral
The party, represented by 300
delegates, did exactly what was 1
PASTOR — Rev. Russell Fitts
of Lawndale will deliver his
first sermon as pastor of Beth
lehem Baptist church on Sun
day morning at the 11 o'clock
As New Pastor
expected Saturday. It endorsed ■ Bethlehem Baptist church has
George Wallace as its candidate ’ Russell Fitts to ho-
ttr president. Wallace was Uw rinwh
only name before the independ-, August 4. .
ent Party delegates. The former' served the Double
Alabama gov'ernor sent to Ral- Shoals Baptist church, of Lawn-
eigh a recorded acceptance speech past eight
, . in which he nredicted virtorv in vears. Before that he was pastor
ville as soon as housing accomo- CarolinLnd in the naUon ^aplina and in Vir-
in the November election. ginia.
Falls is a graduate of the Duke ^ native of Siler City, N. (...
University Law School and has received his education at
practiced law in Gastonia and
Kings Mountain since 1931.
NSF Study Grant
Mars Hill college, Furman Uni
versity and Southern Baptist
Seminary. He is a veteran of
World War II having served with
the 82 Airborne Division in Eu
During the time of his service
at Double Shoals, the churih
T u , . . I constructed an educational-rec-
, John Lewis Blalock Of 403 Bel4 ^3,buildins and built a
vedere Circle IS among 29 teach-i pastorium. A recreational
CIS from six states enrolled in a: program was, started with a new
I .six-weel« National Science Koun- figbted softball field. He lias
School Bells Ring
Again Auoust 27
School bells will ring tor Kings dation Geology Institute at East ^'J.^‘pjj“as'’"presi'dpnrof the King-
Mountain di-strict pupils on Aug-. Carolina University. i fountain Association Banti.st
ust 27th. i" its eighth year, the. pa^tor-s’ Conference.
First day of school for teachers -n.SP institute w-gan July lo and Fitts is the former Mary
will be on August 26th. : will continue through August 23|camp of Rutherfordton, N. C.
Most school pupils have been j under -a NSF grant of $42,560 There are two sons in the family
enjoying a respite from books for operating expenses.
.since Juno 1. Some .students are The institute includes four
enrolled in summer school at the weeks of intensive training in
high school. ! geologial principles in lectures
The systemV Title 1 program and laboratory'sessions. The fifth
for tho summer ended Friday. week will ho spent on a field ti’ip|
— thr ough North Carolina’s Pled-1
mont and Mountain areas and
;the fifth week will include a' Funeral rites for John Wvftt
fieldtrip through tho Coastal Blalock, 67, wore held Monday
Weighs Two Pounds
ages six and twelve.
Dwight Alexander. 1160 West- Plains. Di\ C. Q. Brown, chair-j 4 p
^er Drive, picked a two pound man of the ECU Gcolcugy Depart-: (.hurch
homo garden menl, .said the purpose of tho
A five-member delegation of
school officials headed by Supt. j
Donald Jones will confer vvithj
HF^W officials in Charlottesville,'
Va.'Thursday to request a delay
until the 1968-69 school year in
desegregating all-Negro Compact I
The appointment was confirm
ed jesterday by Dr Eloise Sev-
erinson, regional civil rights cli-
Supt. Jones said he and Board
of Education Chairman George
H. Mauney and three other mem
bers, Mrs. Lena W. McGill, Alex
Owens and James Herndon will
fly to Charlotle.sville Thursday.
They are expc\ned to arrive there
at 10:40 a.m.
The beard of eduealion, caught
In the middle between HKW’s di
rective to desegregate Compact
schfol this fall and adverse pub
lic reaction if it does, decided to
seek the appointmonl with HEW
officials Friday night following a
two-hour special session. A dele
gation of white Park Gra('e par
ents attended tire meeting and
Gillie Falls, Jr., their spokesman,
said, "We don’t want to see our
ehildren reassigned until this
thing is settled. If Park Grace is
paii‘(?d willi Compact, w(* want
to see all the Park Grace students
treated the same way. If some in
certain grades are asj^igned to
Compact from Park Grace, when
we want all students in the.se
grades at Park Grace a.ssigned
to Compact. We don’t want them
Since Friday, the superintend-
’ ent has had a visit with Ed Cu-
i eper, representative of HEW anrl
ney general Andrew Vanoe fol
lowing a discussion of the matter
with the .school's attorney Jack
H. White. "He (Vanoe) wa.s. not
enccuraging ”, said White, in his
report to the board. ‘Tn view of
the recent Supreme Court ruLng
on free-choice plans, he feels it
is inevitable that Compact even
tually will have to be integrated."
The education board agm*d
Friday night it could not follow
(ho HEW recommendation in
pairing Park Grace and Compacl
1 schools. "There is a matter of
I principle involved", .said Jones.
I "The ^ parents who chose Park
! Grace* for their children did so
I (Continued On Pa^o Eiglit)
Stort August 12
I Pre-school b^nd rehearsals
will get undel vay August 12th,
announc’os High School Band
Director Donald Deal.
Mr. Deal said the rehearsals
will begin two weeks prior to
the opening of the fall term of
school and will lx* hold Mon
day through Friday from 6 un
til S p.m. at the high school
The new band director urged
all band students to attend the
notify their fel
Dcliilehem Baptist church wilj
celcbiatc on Sunday its, 126th
Homecoming Day will be held
at the church near Kings Moun
tain, and Rev. Russell Fitts will
delivci his first sermon as pastor
of tho church at the 11 o’clock
morning worship hour. j
Rev. Mr. Fitts c'ome to the lo-[
cal coiigie.gati.on from Lawndale.-
Picnic lunch will be spread at
the noon hour. ,
"We invite all members, former;
members and friends to Home-
corning services," said Bill Mc
Daniel, a church spokesman.
Aug. 10 Benefit
Oak Grove Volunteer Fire De- 1
partment will spon.sor a Woman-
less Wedding Saturday, August
lOth. at 8 p.m. at Bethware school, |
and tickets are now on sale. 1
Fire Chief W. E. (Kirk) Kuy-!
used to equip the departmer.t. I
W. H, Lovelace and his Oak i
Grove Ramblers will furnish mu-'
sic for th(* program.
Members of the wedding party
will include: Newell Thornburg,'
the bride; Dub Dellinger, the*
groom; John O. Patterson, the
minister; Curtis Bell, tho best;
man; David Chapman, the neigh
bor; Johnny McKinney, the bride’s;
mother; Clarence Earl, the bride’s!
grandmother; Robert Wright, the
groom’s mother; Howard Ham- j
;ick, the groom’s grandmother;!
Erskino Ware, the bride’s aunt;
Carl Davis, the groom’s aunt;;
Ken Mayes, the baby; Charles
Gofortii, the nurse; Paul Bell, the
rejected lover; Sam Dudley and j
C. B. Clary, the old maids; Dwan |
Thornburg, soloist; Stokes Wiipht,.
Sam Dudley. Jr., W. E. KuykiYi'l
dall, Gene Edmondson and Elllt
Carrigan, the bridesmaids; Bill
Philbeck, Natlian Blanton, May- j
nard Philbeck and Jerry Edmond
son as the ushers; Herman
Wright, the maid of honor; Luther
MeSwain and Ray Causby. the
flower girls; and James Ware,
BAPTIST PASTOR AT CLINIC — Rev. James Wilder, seated at
desk. coun.sels a patient while ottending pastoral care clinics at
John Umstead Hospital at Butner.
At Pastoral Clinic
in These Grants
Formal signing of the city for
federal grants in the amount of
$1,118,380 will be executed Thurs
i Top officials in charge of ur
ban renewal of the Atlanta re
gion, Department of Housing and
I Urban Development, will be in
I Kings Mountain today.
I They are John D. Edmunds,
I Region III director of urban re-
I ncwal, and James R. Pattefson,
I area coordinator for urban re
newal in the two Carolinas.
Mayor John Henry Moss and
the city’s consulting engineer.
Col. W. K. Dickson of Charlotte,
will sign the contracts on behalf
of the city. Ledford Austin, city
planner, and officials of the De
partment of Conservation and
Development will also be on hand
lor the contract signing, as will
MalthoA^ Davis of the division of
Conti acts will be executed for
liree major programs:
li The $302,(>80 neighborhood
2) $150,000 for the Buffalo
■•^eek Water Project.
3) $365,700 for the sewer sys-
tomato from his
The tomato, German variety
frT)m Bethlehem BaptI
of which he was a mel
Wayne William Turner, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Turner of
route I, Grover, has enrolled
fer the drafting wurse at Mas-
Institute in Jack-
How the church can bettor be
come the touchstone of siabiliry
for our age wliich has *ocen called
a neurotic .society is a question
which con<*erns Rev. James M.
Wilder, pastor of Kings Mountain
Baptist Church in Kings Moun
This coni'crn led Rev. Wilder to
enroll in a six weeks coui^o in
clinical pastoral care at John
Umstead Hospital. Butner. N. C.,
which ended the past week. The
course was designed to provide
ministers with an opportunity to
come to grips firsthand with
many of tho problems which
besot the (mentally ill. In the
therapeutic hospital setting the
ministers were able to gain clin
ical experience in ministering to
troubled individuals while serv
ing in the capacity of chaplain.
"The course also includcxl val
uable training at the Alcoholic >
Center and Murdoch Center which ;
serves mentally retarded per-1
son.‘i," Wilder .said.
Through .seminars, Uxiures,
conferences and individual guid
ance provided by tin* hospital
staff members, the inini.^ieis
l(»arned to recognize the .s>i!ip
toips of emotional disliess and
how to relate constructively to
(Continu(*d On Page- Fight 1
Rev. D. B. Alderman will be
gin a series of sermon topics
Sunday on "Victory In Lite
Here", continuing through tlie
month of August. His topic Sun
day at 11 a.m. will be, "Life Is
Like The Changing Seasons,
Spring and Summer", At the
7:30 hour he will use the
topic-, "Why Doc'sn't God Do
instiluto is to improve the knowl-, Blal(x-k died at 11:1.5 a.i!
edge of junior high and high Saturday in Kings Mountain hoi
school earth science teacher.
Homecoming Sunday For Antioch.
Organized tn 1813 In Loghouse
Ajitioch Baptist church, organ-1
ized in 1813 in a loghouse fur
nished with a pulpit, table and
j5(,ats—will celebrate its 155th
Former members and friends of
the church returning to Home
coming at the church near Grover
will sec a modern, hand.some
plant with a renovated auditor
ium. remodeled in 1961. and a
modern educational unit which
wa.s built in 1948. |
The church library, began in
1854 with a gift of $25. is one of
the oldest in the Southern Baprist
Convention and this recognition
was noted at the rc»<*ent state
convention, said tho pa.slor, Rev.'
Wayne Tuttle. !
Rev. Mr. Tuttle, pastor of the;
church since August 1964. will de
liver the .sermon at 11 o’clock
morning worship hour. Picnic
lunch will bo spread on the
church grounds at 12:30 and a
. song service will be held bogin-
I ning at 2 p.m.
^ Antioch Baptist church was
born in a revival meeting at Buf
falo Baptist church, Shelby, in
1813. The Buffalo church, its’
(Continued On Page Eight/
SPEAKER—State Senator Mar
shall Rauch of Gastonia will
moke the address at next Thurs
day’s (Augtut 8th) meeting of
the Kings Mountain Rotory club
ot 12:15 at the Country club.
He will speak on tho subject,
"Problems Facing the Next Leg-
isloture.'* Rotorion Thomas L.
Trott hos curroaged the program.
pital after several month’s is
ness. He was a retired saUNinif
for Quality Sandwich Companl
Son of the late Mr. and .Mil
Lawson G. Blalock, Mr. BlaloJ
was a former deacon and s:uf
in the choir at Bethlehem Baptil
church. He and his wile, Mrs. Zi*l
ma Logan Blalock, resided at 4l|
He is survived by his wife; fivl
brothers, Charles Blalock, Gcorgl
Blalock, Herman Blalock, unl
Frank Blalock, all of Kiii;;|
Mountain, and James Blahick
Gastonia; and four sisters, Md
Fred Wright and Mrs. R. E. Kah|
both of Kings Mountain, Mrs.
B. White of Gastonia and Mi>|
Guy Marshall of Bos.semer City.
Rev. Clarence MeMahan, Rcvl
W. G. Camp and Rev. James Fi
Graham officiated at the finuf
rites, and interment was ii|
Mountain Rest cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Earl
Morris, Hal Morris, Homer Hail
mon, Fred Herndon, W. H. Plu'iT
gin and H. L. Wells. Deacons anr)
former deacons and A. K. Walk
or, Billy Greene, Ken Davis, Hon
er Jones, Dr. J. C. McGill. Dr. F.
Sincox, John L. McGill and ilunJ
es Houston were honorary p.ilil
ELECTED — William L. Ham
rick has been elected assistant
principal of the new John W.
Neal Junior high school in Dur
To School Post
William L. Hamrick son of Mr.
and -Mrs. Ben Hamrick of R-.iute
3, has been cl(*cled by the Dur-
liam County Public Schools to
; serve as tlu* assistant principal of
' the new John W. Neal Junior
High Sciioul in Durham for the
; coming .school .year.
I This past year Mr. Harnriek
I sc*ivi*d as a matliematics teacher i
I at Southern high school in Dur
I He is a 19(’»3 graduate of thej
1 Kings Mountain high si-hool and;
' was graduated from North Caro
lina Slate University in 1967.
A Gospel Sing will be held
at EasLside Baptist church Sat
urday night beginning at 7:30
p.m. featuring Betty Pruitt and
family, the Dyer Family and
local talent. Clarence Lee of
Blacksburg. S.,C.. who is mu.'^ic
diroiTor at the church, will lead
the service. Rev. Darrell Coble,
pastor, said the interested com-
niunity is invited to attend.
ON DEAN'S LIST
Paulette Patterson, daughter
of Ml. and Mrs. Lloyd Patter
son, was listexi on the dean’s
list for the spring quarter and
first summer se-sion at the Uni
versity of North Carolina at
PERMIT TO BUILD
Mrs. M. C. Falls obtained a|
building permit July 16t1i to addi
one room to her residence all
estimated cost of $500.
1155 will sponsor TV's "Wonderful
entral school ouditorium next
I earmarked for Oteen Veteran's
arl V. Wiesener. The magician
, the show.
Kings Mountain United F'und
board of directors in a meeting'
i€C(’ntly named leadens of var-!
ions divisions of the campaign ‘
for 19(«. i
i Milion Singletary will st*rve as’
chairman of tho correspondence;
divi.Nion and Larry Hamrick will;
servo as t hairrran of the commor-
cial division. The industrial cate-'
gory will be headed by Kyle!
Smith and Joe Smith. Supt. Don
ald Jones will serve as chairman I
of the schools division and Mayor
John II. Moss will be chairman of
tho city’s phtiso of the drive. Hugh
Lancaster will head up tho ad
vance solicitation and pro
fessional men will be contacted
by Dr. Joe Lee. Chairman of pub
licity is Joe Smith.
Parking meter receipts for the
week ending Wednesday total
ed $207.60, including $130.80
from on-slrt'ot meters, $55.50
from overparking fines and
$21.30 from on-street meters.
City Clerk Joe McDaniel re
Dr. Paul K. Ausloy will Use
the: .sermon topic, "Unity Under
God" at Sunday morning woi-
ship services at 11 o’clock at
F'ii.st Presbyterian church.
John Ed Davis, Jr. of the SheL
by Lions club was installed as
District Governor of Lions’ Dis
trict 31-C in ceremonies F'riday
night at Gardner-Webb college.
Lol’hI Lions members attended
tho dinner meeting.
County commissioners, mem
bers of tho county board of
health and the staff of the
Cleveland County health de
partment honored Dr. Z. P. Mit
chell. retiring director of the
health department for 30 years,
at a supper meeting F^-ldny
night al Brackett's Cedar Parift