Greater Kings Mountain 21,914
City Limits 8,256
Tb« Gr«ater KlSTt Mountcdr fiyur* !• dvrlvtd IfM
•p«ctal United State* lureau of the Centus report e
Januory 1966, and includes the 14,990 popuJollen e
Number 4 Township, and the remolalng 6,124 Iron
Number S Township, In Clevelond Couatr and Crowder*
MountolD Township In Gaston County.
Kings Mountain's Beliable Newspaper
VOL. 80 No. 39
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, September 26, 1968
Carl Wicsenor and Dennis
Hoatty have purchased two lots
at the corner of West Mountain
and Watterson streets and ave
procccdiiiT with plans to erect a
new buildirig which will house a
general drug store, it was learn-
(xl yesterday from Wiesener.
'Die lots, wliich (werc purcliased
Tuesday from Mrs. U. O. Weaver
and Mrs- J- M- Rhea, were re/on-j
ed by the city commission last I
week fi*om I’esidential to neigh-j
borhood business in a second pub-|
i lie hearing. j
" The purchasers, both register-
(\1 pharmacists, stated they will
build their own building which
will contain around 4.000 square
f<H*t of floor space. It will be a
general drug store, without soda
fountain, specializing in pharma
ceuticals, cosmetics, sundries,
health aids and various otherj
drug store items.
Wiesener has been associated
with Webb Drug in Shelby for
three years and was previously a
pharmacist at both Eckerd stores
in Gastonia and in Charlotte. He
is a graduate of the University of
Tennessee and is married to the
former Nancy Suher, daughter of
Sam Suber and the late Mrs.
Suber of this city. He has resid
ed in Kings Mountain for the
past 20 years.
Beatty is a graduate of Kings
Mountain high school and a l96tS
graduate of the School of Phar
macy at the University of North
Carolina, Son of Mr. and Mrs.
Thurman Beatty, he is married to
the former ,Janice Bridges, a
reTisterod nurse and daughter of
^ Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bridges, alsf
I of Kings Mountain.
Water Bills To Show Increase
Oxford Begins Construction p
® , Rate Increase
On 2.5 Million Building
! Groundbreaking and construe-'
! tion got underway this week on'
the building .which will hoasej
i Oxford Industries, Kings Moun-'
'tain’s newest industry, withj^ _ _ ^
March set as target date for bc ifi^|«|^|||I C4|M
CEREMONIES HONOR SERVICEMAN — CpL Gregory Woyne Thomas was honored posthumotisly in
ceremonies at City Hall Friday. Major Richard A. Widdows, right above, presents to Mrs. Margorct
Ware Thomas, mother of Cpl. Thomas, the Purple Heart medal, the Purple Heart certificate, the
Ncdionol Defense Service. Vietnam service and Vietnamese campaign medals as Mrs. Boyce Ware,
grandmother of Cpl. Thomas, holds the lote serviceman's picture. Cpl. Thomas, wounded twice in
action in Vietnom. died in action Moy 21. (Poul Lemmons Photo)
EshSr Ceremonks Honor
New Car Lines
Showings of new 1969 automo
biles will get underway today by
“ 4.-11 car dealers in this area when the
Wicsenei- public is invited to look over new;
new hysinoss ^ ! features included in latest models. Pun Lotivn Sessiofl
Charles Dixon of Victory Chev-
For junior Scouts
around the first of the year.
Books Will Open
On October 12
Registration b(joks in Kings
Mountain and at 28 voting pre
cincts in Cleveland County will
open Saturday, October 12th, at
9 a.m. and will remain open un
til 6:30 p.m. each Saturday until
20 days prior to the general elec
tion Nov. .n.
New rt^sUlents of llu* county
from oul-of-slate must have resi
dence liere 30 days prior to the
('lection and register b(‘fore bt?-
hig eligible to vote. New resi
dents from in-stato must oily
register 20 days prior to the elec
tion. In-statc residents do not
have to establish residency.
The books closed April 20th
and at that time 24,473 persons
wore registered voters in Cleve
land County. Of that number,
21,586 were registered Democrats,
2,621 registered Republicans and
266 rcgi.stered as Independent.
No person in Cleveland County is
registered with the American In
depen lent Party which is the
third party formed by former
Alabama Governor George Wal.
Charh's R. Wallace of States-
vilc, Iredell county coordinator
Tolet Co. on Railroad Avenue has
announced-his formal showing be
gins today and will continue!
through Saturday in a three-day!
Southwell Motors, dealer iiil
Fords, will display the new Ford
lines on Friday, according to Bob
Southwell, while Lackey-Falls
Pontiac Company in Bessemer City
will open doors to display new
Kings Mountain area Junior
Girl Scouts and their loaders
are invited to attend a patrol
Worjtsiipp^^. Saturday ruor,
from 10 until 12 noon at First
Presbyterian church recreation
“Fun and learn” is how one
Girl Scout leader described the
forthcoming workshop for area
Scouts and leaders.
gining operations, it was learn
ed yesterday from Julian Lorner,
I division manager of the Knitwear'
I Located on a 15.acre block on, Garland Everett Still, 6G. Kings
I York road between Floyd street, f^oin i;».-)l-52,
l and Iredcnckson street, the lo-ifjjpj Wednesday morning at 10
: cal plant is the fourth to be lo-ig ^, 33 ,^5, Hospital in Wins-
cated in North Carolina by O.v "Salem
i ford Industries and its 37th in the puWal riles will be held Fri-
I .Southeast. Home office is AUan-:^^^ morning at 11 o'clock from
I la, Ga. . , St. Matthew's Lutheran church
I Some hiring of employees is aj , of w’hich ho was a member. His
I ready underway, I^rncr pastor, Rev. Charles Ea.sh'y. wil.
: and arc being trained at the and interment will b(
win plant in Kings Mountain asjjj^ Mountain Rest cemetery. Ii.
I well as at its Reliable Mills in: flowers the family has
, Gastonia. Applications are being, memorials to the
taken at Banvin now for traineesi ^.^oir fund of St. Matthew’s
at Barwin and at Reliable who, j
i will automatically go into the I familv will receive friends
new plant when it is completcd.| gt Harris Funeral Home Th-u.
Initial employment will num- nonighti from 7 until 9 p.m.
bor 490, he said, with ultimate beniy will remain at Harri.s
F'uneral Homo until the hour of
A native of Winston Salem.
Mr. Still w’as son of .Mrs. J. N.
Still of Winston Salem and the
lat^ Mr. Still. He w'os a Kings
SUCCUMBS — Garland E. Still,
tormer mayor, died Wednesday
morning. Funeral rites will be
Kings .Mountain water custo-
! mei^, numbering approximately
3,000, will .sing their first rate in
crease blues next week when
' statements for .Septomb^'r will go
Into the mails from City hall.
City Clerk Joe McDaniel said
yesterday he expects no criticism
from the citizens when they re-
, ceive their statements next week
; sinre the increase should come as
I no surprise to anyone.
I’he new rates, representing the
! 90 percent across-the-board sur-
. charge imposed by city commis
sioners the last week in August,
w<*rc implemented to provide rev
enue for amortizing $4 million in
When the 34X10 city water
customers receive their Septem
ber bills Tuesdoy they vzill also
receive a letter from Moee Ad*
ministration 11 reminding of
the "'critical water shortage end
drought” and noting that "When
water consumption increases
and the debt service reduces for
the city, the water rates will be
Public Works Supt. Grady Yell-
ton gives this additional water
report: Davidson Lake. 8 feet
low; York Road Loke. six feet,
seven inches low. "We ore using
the Gold Mine and starting at
the Old Wells to augment our
water supply", said Yelton.
I cpl. Gregory
: 20, killed in action
payroll of at least 700 persons.
.Ninety cent of its employes
will be women.
The Oxford Company is build
ing its own plant, which iwill
liSiWaift 20(W10(V «iuare f««L Mr, Sm Hc^^vis a* Kings Funeral rites for
production space, offices and n| merchant who former- 62, were hold Sunday after- §2.38 Sistead of $125 in the
Wayne rhomas, dye plant. It will be fully air, jy operated Garland’s Jewelry 3 p.m. from Resurrection ^
bonds for the city's water and
At the same time, the board
also voted to levy a 10 percent
differential on b^sic rates for in
dustrial consumers outside the
city limits. All residential users
of water outside the corporate
limits will have 50 percent added
to their bill above city rates.
The minimum monthly bill for
John Mrtch- 3000 gallons of water will be
in Vietnam I conditioned and will be construct- :
of which ho
Dramatic new interiors and'DIgn^ SKonina
colors along with lull door glass! _
styling and other new styling
mark changes in the 1969 auto
The widest choice of.engines j
and transmissions in automotive!
history head a parade of oxclu.sive ]
Chevrolet features for 1969, Dixon
comments. Thirty-five new Chev
rolet models in seven distinctive'
car lines for 1969 go on sale na-1
Southwell Motors will show thej
Mustang in five models this year;
in.stoart of three, the new models!
being Grande and Mach-1, acconl-1
ing to Bob Southwell. The newi
models have an all metal change J
but still look like Mustangs, he'
said, and there are 6 V-8s and
two 6 cylinders to choo.se from..
The Mustang also has two nt wj
engines — a new 4.1 litre and
the new V-8 which is a cobra
ram-jet C.l.D. A new sports roof
with a spoiler Is available, in
for the W'allacc campaign, on the I teriors are completely re-designed
roster of the Kings Mountalnl with cockpit styling and the 1969
Lions club Tuesday night, noted models have new profile tires,
that it isn’t nofpssary for a ppr-|
son to change registration to vote.
up, the latest engineering innova-;
tions and added safety are all a
for Wallace. The name of Wal
lace will apix'ar on the haGot Pontiac story, sav
just Ike the names of candidates Lackey-Falls in Bessemer
for the t^o oB’cr major political where sixteen models, offered
I in three s<*ries go on sale today.
parties, he said.
Now In Week Two
Kings Mountain’s propo.sed
community facilities building is
in its second w'oek of construc
The new facility is being cfJn-
structcci in the Deal Street
Park Ar<‘a facing Cleveland
Av enue at total cost of $452,453.
A prtigress report of the pro
ject was given by Mayor John
Moss at Tuesday’s meeting of
the citj commission.
The building, when completed
a >ear trom this month, “will be
the finest In this and adjoining
ar<*as”. said Moss. It will contain
32,066 .‘^qitare feet of floor space
and will be a complete recrea
tional and community center
Chairman of the city recrea
tion committee is Carl Wilson.
For Water Project
Land acquisition for the Buf
falo Creek Water Project is
proceeding, reported Mayor
John Moss to the city commis
sion Tuesday, adding that “in
the not too distant future we
hope to get final approval of
the plans and specifications and
then go out for bids on the pro
The mayor said that plans
and specifications must be ap
proved by the State Board of
Health, the Dams Committee,
Department of Housing and
Urban Development, and the
Corps of Engineers. He said the
Corps of Engineers must ap
prove the plans because of the
dam size and also to determine
the flood safety requirements.
From the date of beginning,
target date for the project com
pletion is 14 to 18 months, said
the mayor. Mayor Moss said
this date would moan that a
functional water supply is as
sured but not all recreational
aspects of the prejcct would iw
“Col. (\V. K. Dickson, the
city’s consulting en^ineerl
Dickson tells us we should have
approval from these agencies
and enginet'ring details in 30
days.”, said the mayor.
I _ 44..^. 44V .^..4, viiMv proprietor Lutheran cluirch
May 21, was honored posthum-ied at an estimated cost of S2.5jQ£ 3 ivstaurant here. Until his was a member.
I ously in ceremonies Friday morn* million. Total payroll will aP 'illness four months ago, he was Mitcham died Friday night
I ing at City H^Il. ' proximate $3 million plus annual-! employed ivey’s Men’s Store 61 the Kings Mountain hospital
. Major Richard A. Widdows of,ly. i Cotswald Shopping Center in several months illness.
I the inspector-mstructor stalf wit/F Oxford Industries is a Public- charlotte. I H<‘v. David L. Caster, his pas-
; the Manne Corps Reserve, Green- owned corporation listed on the gfin oIocKkI mayor of iur, officiated at the final rites
user of one million gal
lons of w'ater, the case of at least
five industrial customers, will
find that his monthly bill has
leaped from $28-1.17 per month
Mayor John Henry .Moss said
A. M. Pullen and Company of
ice medal and the Vietnamese'knit shirts and sweaters, men’s! Wake F'orost Law Luther and Rachel Herndonl
campaign medal to Mrs. Margar* sport shirts and dress shirts, al-| School where he sang in theMitcham. A veteran of Worldi
I et Ware Thomas, the servicc-|So men’s slacks and suits, worn- ehoir. Before eomin" to Kings D. lie was a former employee at ’ citys accountants,
'man smother. I on’s dresses and blouses, women’s Mountain he was a^Vinston Sa- Mauney Mills. His wife was the und \V. K. Dickson & Company of
skirts and a nationally brandedmerchant He sang in the Kmner Lillian Lynn. Charlotte, the citys engineers,
lino of women’s appa.x-1 as well'at St ^iatthew^s Lutho.an “’e above rate inc-eas-
as banlon shirts and sweaters, al-. chui-rh, at one time was active in |hph’”'-on^ Mil h'am ^ri*f
paca sweaters and orlon sweat- o.'eensC; u"oU- daughler Mr" to the S3 million bond vote
He was married to Winnie Raul Abernethy of North Angus- December, projoctel rate in-
Vera Still of Kings Mountain ta, S. C.; four grandchildren; ereases vvere made public and is-
October 11. 1927. They are par- tkree brothers, Rufus Mitcham suanco of the bonds for the water
ents of throe children: Garland of Kings Mountain, Lloyd MitcL* Project were approved by an
E. Still, Jr. of Mocksville, John am of Lincolnton and Li'o Mhch-j margin of 20-1.
L. Still of Dunedin, Fla. and Miss am of Ellenboro; and one .sister.! * ”
Grace Christine Still of Danville,'Mrs. Robert Morrison of Kings llp«||l
•Members of the Thomas family
' and friends gathered to pay tri-
I bute to Cpl. Thomas. Tis pastor,
■ Rev. Robert Mann, offered pray-
! ers and the audience stood in si-
; lent memory to the Kings Moun
tain Marino. A large photograph
of Cpl. Thomas and the Ameri
can flag fonned the background
for the ceremonies conducted by
Major W’iddows and Kings Moun
tain Mayor John Henry Moss.
Mrs. Thomas was also present
ed the Gold Star award.
Other memb<'rs of the Thomas
, family present wore Cpl. Thomas’
brothers, Tony Lee Stone and
Barry Thomas; and their grand
mother. Mrs. Boyce W’are.
Cpl. Thomas was gillcd in Vict-
' nam a few days before hi' was
j scheduled to return to the U. S.
I He joined the Marine Corps
i shortly after graduation from
I Kings Mountain high school in
i 1966 and had served in Vietnam
Oxford’s volume of business in
1967 totaled $140 million.
I 13 months prior to his death. He
1 was scheduled to return
I states June 1.
Miss North Carolina
PASTOR — Rev. Russell Lee
I Hinton of High Point will become
pastor of Oak Grove Baptist
church October 1.
There are five .grandchildren.
To Coiintv Fnir Named I Oak Giove Calls
^^wlUUtJlf AV * QIB ! An organizational meeting was M .
S' . hold Mond.'iv liv .uiinnnrti'cs of ICAVF PViMwAM
, held .Monday by supporters of
<, Miss Elisa Annette Johnson of George C'. Wallace for president
'New Bern, .Miss North Carolina in the Kings Mountvun area with
of 196S, will bo pre.sent for the Torn Dellinger elected to serve as
I opening ('cremony of the -l^th an-,ehairman of the group,
nual Cleveland County Fair on: In addition to Dellinger. John
i Tuesday morning, October 1, it Ross was elected treasurer and
is announced by Fair Manager Gerald 'riiomasson was elected
(E. L. Weathers. i secretary.
In addition to his wife, his
mother, the three children and
grandchildren, surviving ar<‘ two
brothers, Rom Still of Winston
Salem and Nelson Still of .Mount
Mr. Still, hospitalized
Juno, was movant from
Mountain hospital to Baptist hus
pital last FTiday.
J. C. (Jake) Atkinson, prin
cipal of Kings Mountain high
school, was inducted by ih(‘
Kings Mountain Kiwanis elub
last week as a new memln'r.
The Atkinsons came to Kings
Mountain two years ago from
.Madison-Mayodan. They reside
at 612 West Mountain street.
Active palUH':irors were Lutherl
Mitcham, Rolieit Mitcham, Gone
Mitcham, Howard .Mitcham, Ron
nie Mitcham and Roger Mitcham. Barry Rikard, senior, will head
_ tlie Kings Mountain High School
Honorary pallliearers wore Toy chapter of DECA (Distributive
Black, Boyd Howell, Cicero Falls, Krtucation Clubs of America) this
since .Sam Cavoiyv, Nelson Ledlx'ttcr, ..^.gr. Mike Bennett won
Kings j Iloward^ Sanders.^ Dr. George vice-presidential post for the
Plonk. Dr. .Sam Robinson. Charles jg dike’s third
Hamst'y, Dr. John 1. McGill, Roy 'ye^r in the D.E. program.
Other new DECA officei^s are
Biddy, Jim Bennett and Bud'
I Kings .Mountain Hiji .Sidtool
Kooll)al! Coacii Bill B.itcs 'will
, review the recent gam(*s of the
high school Mountaineers as
' tii(‘ program for Thursday
night’s Kiwanis club mreting at
6:45 p.m. at the Woman’s club.
n. soc^taryi Roy
, Wanda Blanton, sect
Hollificld, parliamcntarisri; Tom
my Grayson, reporter: and Pete
Ware, S.P.O. representative.
Installation of officers is sche
duled in "conjunction with Par
ents’ Night. Wednesday, October
16. at the high school.
Rev. Ilu.s.sell Hinton of High
Point will assume now duties Oc
tober 1 as pastor of Oak Grove'
Ml. Hinton, since August U>66,
the minister of education at North '
Main Street Baptist church in High !
Morehead Nominees Named
Are Merit Semi-Finalists
A ministerial student from
Gardner-Webb college will fill
the pulpit at morning worship
services Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at
Dixon Presbyterian church, L.
H. (Bud) Stewart, chairman of
the pulpit committee, announc
MISS NORTH CAROUNA
Two Kings Mountain High
.School students Iiavc been named
Miss Johnson will prov de the' Plans wore dlscu.sscd for the Point, is a former pastor of Provi-! .semi-finaiists in the 196s 69 Na-
beauty for the program and John campaign from now until elec-'donee Baptist church, Stoncville. | tional .Merit .Scholarship pre
Rcilzd assistant commi.ssionor of lion day and the group asked Bear Marsh church. Mount Olive,! gram, it is leanuHi from Pnnci
a-rlcuRure will provide the ad- citizens in this area who are in-! Calvary Baptist church, Hamlet, pal J. C. Atkinson. 'I'hey are Tim
dress, Weathers (luips. | leresled in helping support Wal- ‘'oid Conrad Memorial Baptist iothy Norris Webster, son of Mr.
Fair President J Horace Grigg lacc R)r Pic*sident to respond to: church in High Point. j and Mrs. James Websti'r, and
will preside at the 11 a.m. exer- Wallace. P. O. Box 212, Kings Mrs. Minton, the former Lillij Douglas Alan Salzmann, vvlio re
cises which will officially open >Tountain. All coniribulions w(*re B*'lk Mc.Vlhancy of Fort Mill. S.
the 1968 exposition and fairgw'rs asked to he sent to the post of-jG., joined the Inculty of the high ^ Sessoms.
for the day will be admitted free; fico address also. | school .Monday a.s
up until the hour of the opening* j teacher. , 1 . , . . , .
^ j native of Roeky Mount, N.v..'mong l.),006 students selected as
I Mr. Hinton is 43. He was licensed the nation's best mast intellect-
' to the ministry in 1946 after s»‘rv- ually able high school seniors
hospital for tre.atment of a heait ! in the U. S. Navy and working and will compete for some 3.tHK)
ailment. .Mr. Sellers is a vetenn | as a sheet metal w'orker, a textile Merit Scholarsl^ps to be awarded
Margrace Mill employee in the employee and with the Atlantic in 1969. Other cocniy students
Coast Line Railroad. ' Continued On Lijht
side*; with. Ml. and Mv<. Ben F
mathematiesI They are two »tf sevi'n t'leve
I land County students w ho art*
Miss Johnson was one of seven'
young ladies who were awarded
$1,600 seholar.ships as winners of
the Miss America Pageant’s spe-,
dal talent awards al The 42nd 1
Continued On Puye lHykt I
George W. .Sellers was admit
ted Monday to Kings Mountain
Atend Game Early
Tc Get A Seat
Kin ’.s .Maunluin High font
l'>nll (oach Kill Hates s<;id
W<‘d;usday ih.d piol)ably no
more than l..")(iu seats will .he
available' at I'a'hnonl Frid:iy
The Mountaineers and Raid-
ejs meet in H<'lmont’s new sta-
<huin at Mu? higli school, and
work is not yet coinpleled.
.No bk'aclieis have been in
stalk'd yet but Belmont Coach
Ray Slu'lton said he hopes to
luiV(* the 1,566 available.
Fans aie urged to go early
in 'jidcr to avoid standing.
Five senior boys at Kings
Mountain High School have bren
^ nominated for Morehead avv'ards
and will be interviewc.l by the
Cleveland County .Morolnad Se
lection Committe in the next
few weeks. Attorney L. Lyndon
Hobbs of Shelby is commiMtH?
Local aotninoc.s include Don
Forrest Hridgt’s, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. ('. Bridges of 307 Edge-
niojit Driv(*: Richard Etheridge,
son of Mrs. Dorothy I*. Etheridge
of 913 .Sharon Diiva'; Ross Alan
.Springer, son of Mr, and Mrs. C.
M. Springer of Grover; Timothy
Norris Webster, son of Mr. and
.Mrs. James F. Webster of Route
t Cuniinuul On Pauc L’iy/ti