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City Limits 8,256
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Numbsr 8 Towathip. la Clessload County and Ctowdat*
Mouateda Township In Gaston County.
VOL. 80 No. 38
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Kings Mountain's Beliabie Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, September 12, 1968
PRICE TEN CENi;
Throwing firm Announces $1.7
21st Bethware Fair Underway
Bill Kiat'/, ti: Sholiij, active
in rtCiiUt.n;, i.. man., yraix in
Clcvclaiui C'cunt\. will m rik st
spca';t’f at lluir..(la> ni;;h» s Ki-
wani.t tlu.j incctini' al G; I." p.ni.
a the Wcmairi* club. Frank
J'lnco.v ami tin Kv} club com-
niilU't arraii'^ol t!u. ijro^rarn.
IX'nna (..lawmid, \vl>< Ikls
sitrvcd ar< pianist lor the Kir.;;s
McuiiUiin i^i''.anis club, ha:, re
signed tr enter the freshman
class at the University ol North
Carolina at Greensboro. She is
daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. Don
Parking meter receipts for the
week ending Wednosdaj noon
totaled 3213.15, including $142.90
from on-slrocl meters, $79.75
liom ryverparking fines and
S2i;.3< from ofi-streot meters,
Assistant City Clerk Grace C.
• i 11 Crowds Flock
City Merit Award |Tora«grounds
To Franklin Ware
AH Kings Mountain boys ago
7-10 interested in playing flag
foctball are invited to meet at
Deal Street Park Saturday after
noon. Men interested in coach
ing the teams are also inviicd
tc atend the organizatiohal
An organizational meeting for
students who want to learn
speed re'ading is sloted Thurs
day (tonight! ri*om 7 until 9:30
p.m. at Cleveland County Tech
nical Institute. Registration fee
for the ,35 hour course is Dc-
vid DIack will be the inslnu lor.
Jaycccs representing eight area,
clubs attended an area B wcstciTi
region meeting Monday at the A-.
merican Legion building. |
1 h(* 127 Jaycecs hoard N. C.|
Jay.er President Jim Church
speak on the future of Jaycoeism;
in the state of North Carolina, j
Church challenged the Jnycees
The ferris wheel was turning
and music Irom the merry
.go-round thrilled young.stcr.s as
he twenty-first annual Bethware
Community Fair got undervsay
ye.^terday afternoon at Rethvvaro
Judging in all dcparlmonts and
ol all exiiibits will gel underway
today and should br completed
by^ G p.m., it is announced by
resident Mycr.> Hambright.
Poflay i.s also children's day
vhen midwa> rld( prices will be
'educed to 15 cents to allow
vanng.sler. t.> strep h their allow-
. ances and fun furthei. However,
I special prices go off at 6 p.m. unci
regular prices of 25 and 30 cents
will go back into eflect and re
main until closing time.
The lour-day exposition will
continue through Saturday, Sop-1
lembcr 14, with closing time set i
for midnight. Fireworks are dis-)
IP- -ohiiion of cornmeiKlation to
m.'yo .s youtli sunii iei eju-
iOjUU'.-ii lommiltee w.is voted
' je.ml iy by (iic hoard (H city
ihe ‘irst merit award went to
■;aril;I.n L. Ware, Jr., committee
Iiaiiincn. The aveard was voted
.y the cit> council and signed by
Mvayoi* John M. .Mo.'^s.
Ml. Ware, in accepting the ccr-
ificate on behaif of his commit-
CCS, said, Tt was most inspir- played nightly to enliven midway
ng in working with young people fare,
in placing them in summer jobs
hU summer.” He noted that it
was only through the cooperation
)f city' officials, employers and
he press media that this pro*
Miss Judy Mayes, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Mayes ol Route
2, Kings Mountain, is reigning as
(iJucHm of Bethware Fair.
Admission to the fairgrounds is
free, Hambright reminds as he |
TRROWIN^- FIRM ANHOUWwES £Xi-AHS10N — - a ; c o...j i.i 12 moa.hi.
wa- announced Wednesday by Carolina Throwing Company Pi-.lurod. f::m IrH tc right, at an an
nouncement meeting callcKi by the mayor's industricT com nittae arc Meyo/ Joh;' Moss, sected, W.
K. Mauney. Ji., the firm's secretary-treasurer, J. OIU? !’art:s, co-chc;i.:j-r o; t.ic r'avox s iadustrial
Mn Ware is chairman of the! extended an invitation to all toj
-Shelby branch of the Employ- sUend. R. C. Lee riding devices
ment Security Commis-sion. j are on the midway with a variety j
In other action, the board: j ef rides.
1) approved annexation of pro-1 In addition to Hambright, John* I
perly of Fred Bowers on Wood- i ny W. Patterson is manager of lho|
side Drive into the city limits, ifair; Grady Scispri is vice-presi-[
2) referred to the zoning board Stokes Wright, secretary;;
request of A. E. Yarbro for re-j Jim Tarbro. treasurer; Hal .Mor ;
zoning of liis properly from neigh- ris, a.ssistant treasurer; John O. i
^orhood business to residential,, P^tU^r-sen, past president; and
1^.(5, ! Paul Bell, ground superintendent.
3' Voted after recommendation' Vv'ayne Silvers and Charles
of the mayor and the city’s nat- Knight are directing the agricul
committee, and Clinton Jolly, superinteiident cf th: thrcwrng
(/!:. - ior the Lorcld by Paul
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AT CRAFTSPUN — Donald A.
Threatt of Ranlo has joined
Craftspun Yarns as third shift
overseer of spinning • winding
and Mrs. Margaret Wright has
jc'nrd the office stoff os billing
tural department; Grady Sci-sm
and Cameron Ware, directors of
the farm and machinerj^ depart-
m.ent; Mrs. Hal MorrU and Mrs.
M. C. Poston, school exhibits.
to take an active stand on politic-j Ct'aftspun has am, final ntes. > lor.
aJ issues of the state and localj Surviving are two sons, Georgc| Miss Logan explained that the
communities and also urge<l act-[ ^ Horne -and Emmett Horne, both Ust is probably incomplete since
ivc support of local law enforce-i] of Kingt; .Mountain; a daughter, it has not been amended since
mcni agencies. | Oonald A. Threatt, of R.anIo,'Mrs. Eihcdine Dorlty of Kings June 1. The graduating class
Church stated the greatest \vith 19 years textile experience,* Mountain; three grandchildren, numbered 194.
thing that ever happened to him has joined the firm as third shift Hay. Kay and Gregory Horne, aiij All 53 chose North Carolina
was when he was given the op- overseer in spinning-winding, and of Kings Mountain; and throe, schools Western Carolina
porlunity to become a Jayece. He >ips Margaret Wright, wife of great-grandchildren, Bobby, Ken- University at Cullowheo leading
suggested that this was a favor Harold Wright of Shelby, has noth and Dana Lynn Home, all choice among the graduates:
Funeral rites for Mrs. Sarah
Horne, 94, widow of Julius B.|
Horne, will ho heki Thursday
morning at 11 from the Chapel of At least 53 mcmbei*s, or more
Palmer Mortuary, Shelby, inter- than one-fourth of the 1968 grad-
ment following in Bh Spring uating class at Kings Mountain
church cemetery near Hollis. I High School are among the thou-
Mrs. Horne died at her home sands of North Carolina students
j on S. Piedmont avenue Tuesday entering or preparing to enter
might at 6:15. She had been criti- ; colleges and universities to pur-
I cally ill for .several weeks. i sue higher educations, it was
Rev. Mitchell Pruitt, assisted leai-ned this week from Miss
i by Rev. Charles Easley, will of-, Helen Logan, guidance counse-
; •3'S. t^*%=S
In 12 Months
! C.u’olina Tiirowing Company
Aill begin construction immedi-
ritelv r»f an afkiiuuu lo n., v..*...-
Mej street plant, a .Sl,7ri0,'-U') t -
I .):>,• ^ 0.1 vvjhih will lu'arly double
piod, Ltia:i cvpucity up to l.oOO.iO
pounds ol stMUch te.\ U!Trl syn-
lielit varn per week and will
'’I’i;. addition will bt built . t
CJ(';»te :k‘\v jobs lor 6.’)-7() people.
esJim iled mst of S2”'>,0f:i) at the
coj iiiM* oj (' I'lsler an 1 Fi 1 m
•i.jt'e'-.. Tli<‘ -uldiiion •.vill innease
, av i oJl ot the M:iun.‘y tt'Xiile
larnil.v ol cigli! plants by $8,PhO
... wM'u an<l will incre.v.se pro-
luiiion TO.OlHi pounds moic per
'• l;e screiv.J major expansion of
the ilirowin; firm was announced
vVed.tesday .U loon by L, E. Hin-
la'H and J. Odie il u i i^ co-chair-
J iM o' Die inavoi-’s industiial
'ommitle( and by \\. K. M uincy,
.. si'c.etajy - tre-asurer of the
hMWv'- .'' fiwri.
M,'. .Muncy sahl cos^ o'
.••d ’i i ni vv d i-'p: oximat'’
7. O’, ring ].u:T!ir..«e
•: nev. r,'o. .553 i i UMilK*', t\-. )
.'rench .-W 16 mn.ldnes and
h»<-e r-21 machines for texturiz
'd yarn. Th(' machinery will be
nstalk'd at the rate of four per
montl) witli the first of the new j
models to arrive by Docembt^r 1, *
I .-'rget datj* for opening of the
j lew addition.
I Tlic addition to Carolina's pres-
! ?nt plant and first addition,
i which is not yr» completed, will
: approximate 30,620 s<iuaio feet of
i floor sfare. Tile tliiowing firm
; :invv ('imploys ls2 people*.
; Till' building will bo of brick
and steel construction, backed
with concrete block. It will be
j -'re.'-led witli an eye* to future
• p'ovvth an I expansion in that |
I deol columns: will allow a second
: loor addition to be "built on ‘ /'
op *, said Mr. Mcauney.
Tile second floor buildhig would
, .a|)pro\imaf(* 20 000 s<iuaro feet of
I floor space, s.iid .Maum'y.
Clinton Jolly, the throwing
I fiimi’s superinte-ident and gen-
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I'Hch Ja.vcee had received and
^suggested that each Jaycee take
it upon himself to pay the debt
ho owed and return the favor by
introducing another man to Jay-
Slate Jaycee Vice President Bill -
Hobbs of Forest City presented
Bob Johnson, president of the
Uppei Cleveland Jayceeu, receiv
ed the first Blue Chip award for,
area B. The Upper Cleveland i
chapter has shown the largest,
increase in aetlvp members than!
anv other ^Jiuh in the area. !
Dinner was served xit 7 o’rlock
in the American Legion dining i|
Forest City Jaycees led the|
deloyation of Jayc'oes present i I
with 21 members. Ticing for sec*j
ond place honors were the clubs
from Boone and Lincolnton with
20 members each. Kings Moun
tain was third with 17 members
Open For Fall
Registration lor classes at
Cleveland County Technical In
stitute opened Wednesday.
Class enrollment this year iS|
cxt>ect<vl to rise to 135 day stu
dents and from 45 to 50 night'
students. All the students will be
tommulei's as the InstlUite has
yet to acquire enough land for
building adequate classrooms and
EXPANDS — Cynamid Textile
News, edited by Ed Henry Smith
of Kings Mountoin, has been
exponded to Greensboro and to
Greenville, S. C., Smith has an
with 11 enrolling there. Gardner
Webb College at Boiling Springs
followed with nine and Appala
chian State University at Boone* Cynamid Textile news, edited
with eight. Six are students at and broadcast by Ed Smitli of
the University of North Carolina * Kings Mountain, has been ex-
at Chapel Hill. | panded to Greensboro and to
Schools and universities enroll-, Greenville, .S. C., to becx»me llv*
ing the 1968 giads include: I big est voice in textile industrie.s.
Western Carolina: Wendell| i,jow being heard from VTr-
Bunch, Keith Carroll, Darlene ginia, through the Piiximont and
To Be DhcHssed
Centra! h. siness .sc*, iifm n ec ■
velopmeni w.ll hr d by
cay planners, ajri Uil'an
Development officiai.s, "v nlit r?
of tlic redevclopmeni ^-.en
and (’il.V officials at a meft.".-:
Thur.sJay at 11 a.m. at City Hall.
Tom O'Bi'k'n, of lUyi'in III fd
the Department of lEai^iii.r
Urban De\('lopm<*.*it, will b>‘ pu.-
ent witli city plinnei l.cde’-rd
Austin of Asheville to k . cl Ilie
Cenforciuws will b.- coniiiuu'd
at a luriclier'*! at nooo.
The Depiitrrcn* o.' T'
Urban DeveUpmen: h.is
an avl'.’.'inc'i' rf ' m. \\\>'
, vcying i :’
ccntr.il hu.s M‘ss
I opinont. Dvc. i’l , • ‘'i
j project of ;i
>ei vf'd. 'riu' fu'v' - ■ ' )
for furnishin : -d < ■ i-
30.1 acre 1
st’.eet an.I Railioad av,'*
lim To Vend
Pi'eVO:. — R'JV. T. O. Dennis
he a- .lined nev/ pasto.*^alo du-
!.;• ct ti-c yi'.urcii Ol God on
.Mountain Lions dub will
tile annual White Cane
benefit of the blind Sun-
(.). Dennis Ins assumed
!oi lb duii("- at tile
; C.il (in Parker str<H’l
; p.-'.. F. M. Morgan
d i ' pastor ih(’
(Jo J in .M.utln \vs.
Champion, Randy Childers, Jeanj
Davis, Teresa Huffstickler, Keith |
Hullcnder, Paul Ledford, Heidi'
Kopruch, Keith Stewart, Darrell
North Carolina Slate; Joe
Champion and Dale Ran.lie. i
University of North Carolina: j
Pat Cheshire. Danny Dyke, Rick
Finger (a Moreh^xid Scholar),*
Jeff Mauncy, John Parker, Billy
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Continued On Page Eight
Meinl''ers of tin* n
..’ommission ar(' Ca:!
cliairman; J. Ui"
P m’ ITerndoii and
Newton Says N. C. Leaders \d
To Support Sanioid In Clika'j:
:ol. Il(. for-
:'s in No.tli
I ; i'-t i>\ ■-
; V. el! -as se\ •
.r.iti >: ^.. h<’
i; tin’ I ni ed
’• .MT par
a, lioih ot
A dau .diier
S. ('. ami a
Tc Be Heard Again
“The Democratic Party ciiAse
the best man in Chicago”, says
Clint Newton of Shelby, former
chairman of Cleveland County
Democrats and one of 26 3'ar
Heel delegates to the convention.
Ml. Newton gave those obser
vations in a Tuesday night ad
dress before tho Kings Mountain
11 The Sanford boomlel in Chi
cago was due to failure of t-er
NEW PRESIDENT — Nancy ReynoldB* left, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James E. Reynolds, accepts the gavel as newly-iustaUed
president of the Future Homemakers ol America at Kings Moun
toin high school. Outgoing president, Kothy Plonk, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs, Hal S. Plonk, presents the gavel of her office. Miss
Plonk is a rising freshman at Appalachian University at Boone.
(Photo by Zeoac Alexander).
Second public hearing by the
city commission for a re-zoning
re«iuesl by Mrs. B. O. Weaver and lain leadership of the state of N
Mrs. J. M. Rhea, is scheduled R i lC. to promote him. Politically, it
Tu'^sday night at 6:^3) in the was fortunate for him that lUIH
ceie-ironm of City IT.all | didn’t choose him as his running
The two property rnvners h've mat<-.
.'»sked for rezoning liw two In s 2) Excesses by the Democrats
fronting 160 feet on M uuta' i and the Chicago polii*e caused the
from residential to neighbo. hood bloody mess. The youth were
trading designillon. .thert* bt'cause that’s whert* the
In July their rer|uest drew op- action was.
stood each other. Newt.'ui
o’oserved no l)ruta!i y ii
young troopers, many i'
from National GU'ord V i
of the 2.(HM) stroi'.g in Gr.'i
w'l re ele:jn-<'uf Ann'rii ^
and girls tmin rami*.:'
(lie nation, .sonm of tin
hippies who hung from In.
of tn'es and pl.-.v^'d •‘snot ’
on guitars. F<ur.e youth \\i
iiathefl and agil 't.’? ihe ■
Otliev-; were* liie ”1 hel'cvo'
•1) Tile U. 8. i.s buliy ■p!i: : -i\
this was 'll evidence on I'n- (« u
\entien floor which k .-ri''.o)cd a
footh."]I field with the ‘‘niarkc:'';”
drawn tcio light.
.5) .\s rambunet'ous a-; t|ie i on-
vrntie»i was. this was domo.'';H'y
in action. The V.VOdO.MOn >fmlh in
the nation eligible if> volt* w u't a
w ■ ;
'W . .5-
W - K. I)
t( d 'C!
n. i ('i*>
nr*., .h- ;!
.1, tin* city’s con-
. 1. W’c iiicsday
, c-s is VC) y faV-
ai ijui'-iiion lor
. i. \\ llCI I’l’O-
■ wcd -plans a id
or liie p.ojc.’t.
M «\m* .fohn
I 'l-'ld Sorv ice of
. Dkla’-o-ria. ('it V
II. V.''.i'e and
the W. K. Dick-
position from 20 nearby property 3) Troops of youth who lirvod (hange m the (tomf'sUc poho, a
owners who drew iw a petition, Michigan avenue and the 2,000 or change -n .oreign policy to ' kmi-i
against the rezoning. more who deinonstrutcd under Continued On Pugc tight
('t* ' l.dtc ti'm. wi'rc in
cc ifj'T' :’.!•(» W'c.dnc.sday alter-
netm at city Hall.
.A'I oIn|)lishment^ of the sur
vey cK'w were reported by Mr.
C'arl fJoforih, project chairman,
Slid Lions will conduct the drive
from 2 until G p.m. and solicita
tion will be concentrated at busy
intersections of the city. Tlie
White (\an(' diivc is a stale-wide
nrojev't of Lions for benefit of
Other members of the commit
tee heading up the 'effort is Kyle
Presukuit of the local civic club
:s William (Bill) Plonk.
Members of llie Daughters of
the American Revolution are
sponsoring the observance of Con
stitution Wick beginning Septem
ber 17. botli as a <‘ivic observance
a- well as a special event for local
In cooperation with the DAR,
Mayor John Henry Moss has is
sued a proclamation calling for
the .'Neptomber 17-23 observance
locally. Als'. iiistory teachers in
arj'ii schools are preparing lo
highlight tlie study of the Con-
ditution during regular hi-story
, clas.se.s next week.
.Ma\ (u Mas: ’ iiroelamalinn reads
“WIicR'as, September 17. 1968,
ir uk.« the OIK hundred eighiv-
tirsi anniversary of the adoption
f th<* UonsUtution of the United
States ol America by the Consli-
hitional t’onvention: and
“Wht'ieas, To accord official
recognition !»> this menioraiile
anni\('rsar>. and to the patriotic
’•Ncrcise lint will form a noti*-
worthy leaturr of tlie oc<’asion,
eem- lilting and pr«:pi'r; and
‘'Wli(’r4*as. Public Law No. 915
guarant('es the issuing of a proe-
tarnation each vi' ir by the Presi-
lent of the United Stall’s of
\m("iea rl *-.ic.iialing September 17
rhroMgii 2-' as Uonstiiution Wei’k.
‘*Nc)v\. thi’refore. 1. .lolin Henry
Moss 1)\ virtue «>f tlu* authority
vested in me as mayor of the city
Cunfiu'u.ii On Pogi, Eight