Sreater Kings Mountain 21.914
Cily Limits 8,256
Th« Gi«at«r Ringi Meuatoia flgur* U dartrtd from tho
•ptciol Unltod Statoi Buitau of tho C«o«us ri*nori e
ianuary 1966. and lacludoo th* 14,990 population O
Muroter 4 Towntbip. and lb* romoinlnB 6.124 from
Number 5 Township, la Clovolond Couaty and Crowdar*
Mountola Township la Oostoa Couaty.
VOL 80. No. 33
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, August 15, 1968
PRICE TEN CENU
$2,296,370 Loan Approved For KM Housing Pro ject
HEW Withdraws Its Demand
To Pair P-G-Compact Schools
is Latest Order
EVANGEUST—Dr. Clyde Chap
man of Spencer will be evange
list for revival services begin
ning Sundoy at Westover Bap
Dr. Clyde Chapman, pastor of
the First Baptist church, Spencer,
N. Cm will be evangelist for a re
vival to be held at Westover Bap
tist church August 18 • 23.
Dr. Chapman, a native of Clcve-
l?mri County, attended Lattimore
high school. Wake Forest college,
and received hU Th.D. degree
from Southern Seminary, Louis
ville, Ky. He has pastored
churohos in Lexington, Ky., and
in North Carolina, and has been
at liis presi'nt church in Spencer
for 12 years.
**Tho pastor and people at We.st-
over cordially invite you to at
tend these special revival «:crvi^-es
each night at 7:30 p.m.,” taid a
Wins Top Honor
Charles L. Alexander, K-ings
Mountain postmaster since Au
gust 1956, was named “Post-
ma.ster of the Year,” at the an
nual state convention of the
nual state convention of the North
Cai'olina Branch of the National
League of Postmasters in Win
ston Salem last weekend.
Mr. Alexander completed this
year a two-year term as president
of the state organization. He is
also immediate past president of
the President’s club of the Nation
al League of Postmasters.
The Kings Mountain native, son
of the late Mr. and Mrs. L. L.'
Alexander, was accorded the co-i
voted ‘‘Order of the Vest,” at fhej
national convention of the League!
of PostmasUTs In Atlantk* City,.
New Jersey last year.
The certiricate to Mr. Alexander'
read, "in recognition and appreci-1
ation of outstanding .services in
his postoffice, his community and
this organization thereby reflect-'
ing credit upon himself and to the;
entire postal service.” The certi-i
ficatc vvas signed by Henry M.
Heyl. presideni of lh(‘ National
League of Postmasters.
A veteran of Naval service dur
Four Kings Mountain area, underway by the Jaycces, chair-
beauties will Vic for the title of. man Bill Grissom announced this
Miss Kings Mountain 1968 in thejwcek.
Jayc<‘e-sponso.ed beauty pageant! The cont(*stants. one of whom
August 2Uh in Central school | will succeed Teresa Jolley as Miss
Kings Mountain, are:
Cathy Elizabeth Lane, IS-year-
auditorium. j i
Plans for the pageant are well!
POSTOAS’TER OF YEAR—Kings
Mountain Postmaster Charles
Alexander was tapped as Post-
moster of the Year at the state
convention ol the National
League of Postmasten
Winston-Salem lost weekend.
Rev. S. I. Clement, pre.siding el
der of Lincolnton Distiict of tho
AME Zion chunh, will fill tho
pulpit at Homecoming Day sorv-
Sunday at Bynum Chapol
Compact aiifl Park Grace
schools will not he pain'd this
school year, a Idler from Dr.
Eloise Sevorinson, regional civil
ights director, said this w<'ek. |
The Deparlment of Health,,
.iducalion and Welfare has with- j
Irawn its demand that Kings;
viountain’s all - Negro Compact \
ichool be desegregated this fall,!
)ut has ordered the school board;
o submit 1 desegregalion plan |
for tills school by Dec. 1 to be-1
,ome etfeelive in 1969-70 and to!
-Icsegregale tho faculties of botli
schools by tho assignment of at
least three full-time t( .iclici s of
the opposite race in each school.
Referring to HEW’s new' recom-;
mendalions, Supt. Donald Jones
ommentod, “This wasn’t exactly;
what we had hoped for, but 1 let 11
that our trip last week to Char ;
lottesville, Va.. was success ul in'
that w(‘ can honor the parental;
choices in school assignments for
next year. This decision will give,
our hoard a chance to review our
organization and come up with
a plan that wil do the total iob
t iort foj' t hv :
I school year. We will look over^
I ho entire system and plans for'
I de.segcegating (;'()mi>aet to meet Fair Barbecue which kicks off the
i IIEW’s dema^nds w'ill involve not oiKniing in September of the com-
I }ust' the two schools but the en- muniiy [air will be held Wednes-
I tire school system. , Ha> on the grounds of Bethware
j Supt. Jones said tho new 12-;
1 classroom addition under con-| Serving of barbecue to fair
Jaycee Beauty Contest Set
August 24; Four Contestants
*68 Fair Barbecue
Set For Wednesday
Twenty-first annual Bethware hibils, was off the presses this
ing World War II, Mr. Alexander| . .
s active in First Baptist churcivchurch,
where he ’s a deacon. He is a'
struction at North school "will
give the system some flexibility
in assigning studeils next year.”
of ria^dner Webb college anti a
Kiwanian. Mrs. Alexander is the
former Ruby Moss. They an* par
ents of a son, Reg, a rising sopho
more at Gardner Webb college,
and a daughter, Cindy.
Announcement of the ‘‘Post-
Open house at Kings Mountain
Radio club will be held Saturday ma^uor of the Year” winner was
from 12 noon until 6 p.m. and.j^^pi secret until the night of the
Sunday from 1 until 6 p.m. ' pn'sentation.
The club’s headquarters, a/
monitoring station, is located ini FIRST BAPTIST
the basement of City Hall. qj- James Satterwhile, South-
Organiz.ed in August 1967 with Baptist Medical Mis.sionary in
16 members, the club’s function ^>,,.0 Japan, will be guest
is to assist with radio communica-* speaker at the First Baptist
tions to the local police depart- church, Sunday evening :\t 7:30.
ment. tho county law enforcement d * Satterwhilo will .show slides,
agencies, civil defense and rescue public is invited to attend. .
optnations. Each member owns —
radio ef|uipment in his car and
a shortwave set in his home.
Recently efforts of the club
helped locate two small hoys who
ha(l wandered away from their
homes and answere.l calls to twoi
wreck .scenes. i
Officers of the organization are
Larry Adams, president; Rob
Shaffell, vice-president; Jim Bol
ton, secretary-treasurer; and Red
Morrison and James Lewis, di
“We invito interestofl citizens
to eomo to see us on Saturday
and Sunday and observe our
group at work,’’ said Mr. Adams.
Monday. August 26
The Red Cross bloodmobile
will return lo Kings Mountain
fnr the first visit of fiscal year
1968 Monday, August 26th.
Donors will be processed from •
11 a.m, until 4:.30 pm. at Cen
tral Methodist church. !
Goal of the collection is 200
pints of blood. Goal for the year
is 1,000 pints of blood. '
Rev. M. L. Campbel
member of the hoard of advisors, y^id a picnic lunch will be sp end
' at l;30 p.m. Rev. Mr. Campbell
will deliviT lh<» sermon at 3 p.m.
and Rev. Grady Odoms will de
liver the-message at. the 7 p.m.
Rev. C. L. Mann will be ovacige-
list tor revival services August 19-
Funeral rites for
Putnam, 62, widow
of Eula W.
1 New ofEcers of the Cj»*vrland
County Historical .Society will he
1 elected Tuesday night at 7:30 al
' Cleveland County Office Building,
Ed Ii(?nry Smith, member of the
, program planning committee an-
I’rogram for the meeting will
: feature the WBT <locument:iry
written by Mr. .Smith on “The
lUaelloof Kings Mountain.” 1'he
;invo( ation will be read by Paul
Ilambrighl of Grover from a
; Bible wliich belonged to the
Reigning as Queen of the an-
nu.d fair will be Judy Mayes,
high scliool senior, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Frealo Mayes of the
patrons and adv(‘rtisers will beijin The fair will op<*n at 4 p.m.
al ."> p.m. • WcdiK'sday, Si'ptember 11th, and
The official fair catalog, which will clost» al midnight on .Satur
includes a tiriunuim list and rules day, ScpternhcM Mtb. Children s
and regulations lor entering ex-^ (ConttniK'd on PuffO iHu)
Here Next Week
Preliminary drawings for 150
low-rent housing units will be
completed next week, Thomas W.
Harper, executive director of the
Kings Mountain Public Housing
Authority, told the city board of
Mr. Harper made tho statement
after announcing that the U. S.
Department of Housing and U**-
ban Development has approved a
; loan of $2,296,370 for the Author*
j ity lo construct 150 units of low-
I rent housin-^.
j Nolificaiion of the aprova! was
! contained in a telegram Tuesday
from Congressman Basil L.
“We are delighted with this
news,” said Mr. Harper. “Target
date for construction is sometime
in November and the houses
should be ready for occupants to
move in six months from the
dale of beginning.” To the ques
tion by Employment Security
Commission Manager Franklin L.
Ware as to the criteria for the
type person eligible fop rental
Mr. Harper explained that a sur
vey on income will be conducted
in the near future. “This income
father scale will be publicized and
hodist will receive applications,” he
uate'of'p'isgah'higirschooL She! The board latop approved the
will enter the freshman class of courtroom for taking
: the Fniversity of Florida in Sep.; applications for prospective
I tcmbei. She has had nine years,
training in piano, stands five feet I Mayor John Henry Moss com-
oix inches tall with vital statistics rented, "'The mayor and city
' of 36-24-36. She is a brown-eved board arc extremely happy and
brunette. Last summer Miss Lane pleased with approval of the loan
sang and accompanied a group application bocau.se housing is one
id S.*) young people who -were greatest needs in Kings
known as the “Summer Singers,” Mountain. We are very apprccia-
a part of the “Sing Out America” tive of the work by the Authority
! program. She performed with an ^tiH its director. Also, we are
; msemhle of folk singers--trt the, grateful to Congressman White-
intoiiiational Platform Associa-, ler his assistance and interest
tion l onvention in Washin ;fnn.! in those projeets.”
The $2.2 million aproved is in
the form of “advance funds.” ex
plained Harpt'r. “The government
; Judith Itvno Dclinu.u-, 21, Ls tluv advances the money to us as we
■ daughter of .M,-. and Mrs. William 't- don t give it all to
V. Dellinger. A imr, graduate of e** in one lump sum. U here is
Kings Mountain high school, she'^ contractor to he paid, hen we
IS employed as perso-tel ..jerk 1 "'ake a requisition to the gov
at Crafiri un Yarns and this firm; (Co„Ur„<e<i on Page SucJ
Will sponsor her in the pageant.
Miss Dellinger, who stands five;|l||<|M|l P|amm
feel five inclics Inll, h:-is vital ®^VC1AV A ACI1I9
slalistii's of 35-25.37. She has
i bl.ick hiii. g'’een eyes. She has
j studied d'>ncing and music. .She
’'s a membt'r of Patt(M*snn Grox'o
Bapti.st cluireh. Her hohhv is .golf,
j Ca'hv Lc’clla Carroll, 17. is
! the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
: (ieorge N. Carroll, Sr.. A rising
’ senior al King.s .Mountain high
old daughter of th(> Rev. and
Mrs. J. C. Lane, is a neweom<*r to
Kings -Mountain whore her
is pastoi of Grace Methodist
(Iiuieh. .Miss Lane is a 1968 grad-
week and distributed to patrons., p. o. she was one of five finalists
in the Miss Haywood pageant
j Center bans
- Mayor John Henry Moss said
Wednesday he will call a special
meeting qf board of commission-
she plans to stiidv ei.sme- ‘‘I's early next week to wrap up
at .Southeastern' Oilloge'plans for the proposed neighbor-
Putnam, were held Monday after-;
i Rovolutionarv War hero Colonel
Hambriglit in 1780.
iKxm at 3 p.m. from Chestnut j ,,, -
Ridge Baptist church, interment ^"san Twitl.v So-
foliowing in .Mountain Rest cei.ie-! ■ Chiklnm ol Ihe Revolution,
Rev. Mitchell Pruitt and Rev.
Dale Thornburg officiated at tho
Mrs*. Putnam died Friday night
at 7 p.m. at her home of a heart
attack. A native of Cleveland
will dress in revolutionary periiKl
costumes to serve refresh men t.‘'
after the program.
Other members of the progrt’m
planning efimmittee are Mrs. B. A.
Harry of Grover and Mrs. J. War
ren Gamble of Shelby.
Members of tho nominating
(C<infinii( d nn Pnqe Six)
County, she was daughter of the; committee are Lansford Jolley of
late Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jackson. She, Bollin r Springs, Mrs. C. Rush
operated Putnam’s Grocery. Hamrick, Jr., and H. C. Wilson,
She was a member of Chestnut both of Shelby,
Ridge Baptist church. David Beam of Shelhy and Mrs.
Surviving are her son, E. W. tR. A. Harry, of Grover, vice-
Putnam. Jr., of Washington, D. C.; dents of tho society, will
and seven daughtor.s, Mr.s. Olive: preside. |
Bridges, Mrs. Je.s.se Bridges, Mrs.
Burlie Strickland and Miss Jeun-
inc Putnam, all of Kings Moun
tain: Mrs. Helen Huff of Shelby,
Mrs. Bill Keeter of Atlanta. Ga..
and Mrs. Bob Gamble of Be.s.s( mor
City; two brothers, Fred and
Woodrow Jackson, botli of New
Orleans, La.; one sister, Mrs. Mil
dred Bagwell of Gastonia;. 13
grandchildren and eight great
Summer lob Pool
KM Area Pupils
I The Mayor’s committee on
youth employment had a 1.53 i)er-
■I’n work pool who filed aplica-
lions foi' summ<‘r employment.
Chairman Franklin L- Ware,
P.-, in a r report to the
board of city rommi.ssioneis Tues
day. said that of this group a
‘ot.q o: li>8 weie employed in
summer positions in fields inelud-
ing textiles, consti’uction. retail
i sales, service stationsfi food serv-
! icc and office work.
From Muscle Strain
.Schools Sur;. Donald Jones is
recuperalinr/ii'om a muscle strain,
he suffeiv'd Sunday.
Mr. Jones underwent tests at
Kings Mountain hospital and wasi
dismissed yesterday. He will cfin-
tiniie to recuperate at his home
until Monday when he will return
to his office.
IN WEDDING CAST -> Olan
Horn* as the bride's father*
George Wheelbarrow (with cop)
and Dub Dellinger, os Henry
Peck* the bridegroom^ headed a
cast of 38 Oak Grove communi
ty volunteer flrcnnen In a fire
department benefit Soturdoy-
(Photo by Walter Vess* Jr.)
Kings Mountain Mayor John II.
Moss’ a(khos«ed the Shelby (’om-
mieiHy Lifui.s at their regular
nif'cting Monday on tiic Kings
>Tcuni<un Lake Project and .vhat
it’-’ Dtirpase and goaF shall he.
This nraie ’t is one of tho many
romnTnnity improvement projects
lieing initiat<‘d in Kings Mountain
under the leadership of Mayor
Mcj.s, Others inedude Housing Ur
ivm Pevelopment; Urban Renew
als; Sewage Trcatm * Project;
Graveside -funeral rites for Water Treatment Projo.*: Public
three-day-old Mark Brian Ju.stus H.msing & .Neighhorhmd r .vill-
wore conducted Thursday in Hen- He® Project. A Mod: ’ rity Pr o 't
dersonvllle. jp tiip planning sf v;'\
The child died August 4th in the The Kings Mountain Lai n Pio-
Kings Mountain hospital. will oxbrnd its benefits bo-
Surviving are the parents, Mr. yond llie ci?v limits of Kings
and Mrs. Robert Justus of Mountain and offer rof’reation fa-
Meadowbrook road, and a sister j cilitles among other benefits to
hood facilities building
Negotiations have been under
way betwen the city, architects
for the project, and the low bid
ders to get a better price for the
community huildin?. Low bids re
ceived in July totaled $608,000
or nearly $200,000 more than the
anticipated cost of $424,000 origin
ally estimated. The city board
voted on July 16 to reject all bids
because they were much higher
than anticipated and at the same
work with architects and federal
officials in redesigning the pro
ject on a less costly basis for re
submission of bids. No formal ac
tion has been taken ’oy the board
The mayor said the city would
renew its request to HUD for ad
ditional federal funds. At the city
commission meeting Tuesday the
! board voted to ask the Kings
I Summo’time employnient hy^jountain Housing Authority to
! voiuli in the Kings Mountain areal join hands with the city in help-
tntrlcd 103 in small, s<*rvice sta-'ing bring tho project to fruition,
tions and stores and 230 in manu- According to Housing Authority
facturing concern.^, said W^ire. Director Thomas Harper who was
i:muU) ers from 50 of 56 plants present at the meeting, funds are
, contacted hired students and included in the housing project
there were nHuicst.s from ,51 firms| for a community center. He said
j to placo youth in summer jobsjthis amounts to about $40.(XX)
1 after letters went out from thei which could possibly be contribut-
1 committer and following throe-ed to the city’s neighborhood fa-
; re ’ist» ation sessions by the com- cility project.
MISS BETHWARE FAIR Judy Mayes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Frealo Mayes of the Bethware community, will reign as Queen of
the 2l8t annuol Bethware Community Foir September Il-M. A
rising high school senior. Miss Mayes was chosen by members of
the Bethware Progressive club which sponsors the community
fair. A barbecue for fair patrons will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m.
on the grounds of Bethware school.
I Olh(*r members of tho commit-
! n'o wo'-p SehnoU Supt: Donald
1 Jones, Udl Fulton. M. L. Camp-
I bell. Mrs. John Blalock, J. E.
|phnr», H. T.. Vivne. Charles F.
I Mauncy and Connie Allison.
i Twe Teacher
I Two loachor vacancips romain.
! Needed to j’omrlete .school fa-
' cultios for 1968-69 are a third
! grade teacher and a high school
I m'>fhematics; teacher.
School will open for the fall
I lerm on Au-rust 2Sth. Teachers;
; will report for work on August
Grant by HUD for the proposed
facility totaled $301,635.
Funeral rites for Cash Cox. of
Franklinville, brother-in-law of
Dr. Paul Ausley of Kings Moun
tain, wore held Friday morning at
11 from Franklinville’s Viv^t
Methodist church of which he was
Mr. Cox die<l in Wesley L<>ng
hosjMtal at Greensboro after an
illness of 13 months.
' Dr. and Mrs. Ausley went to
i Franklinville for the services.