Greater Kings Mountain 2I,9M
City Limits 8,256
The Gicotor Klngi Meuntortn figure li derived from the
•pociol United States Bureau of the Census report e
January 1966, ond includes the 14,990 population o
Number 4 Township, and the remaining 6,124 (roa
Number 5 Township, In Cleveland County and Crowder*
Mountain Township in Gaston County.
VOL 80 No. 47
Kings Mountain's Boiioble Newspoper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, October 10, 1968
PRICE TEN CENlf
Hospital Donations $242,843; Project Underway
AT PREVIOUS FESTIVAL — With Community Festivol time slated for next Wednesday. October
16, Kings Mountain Woman's Club members hove a busy week ahead preparing for their 6Sth on-
nual event. Scene from a previous festival above pictures, left to right. Mrs. George Thomasson,
Mrs. George Houser, Mrs. Tom Trott. Mrs. Harry Page, Mrs. Aubrey Mauney and Mrs. W. T. Weir.
Little Ann Thomosson is in the foreground.
On Parade Is New Feature
Week’s Community Festival
“Industry On Parade” is a now i
feature of the annual Commun- \
iiy Festival this year, invitations j
having gone out to all lOL-al tox- i
tile mills, mining companies and j
other industries to display their :
products at the October 16 event.;
A children’s section is another |
special for this year’s festiv'i], ac-1
cording to Co-Chairmen Mrs. Ray
mond Holmes and Mrs. VV. D.
Womcre. In this grouping will be
all phases of work accomplished
by younger folks. (
Invitations are being issued to
all area citizens to enter as manyi
exhibits as they like in the festi
val which will get underway at'
11:30 a.m. next ■ Wednesday at'
the Woman’s clubhouse. No prizes!
will be auvarded but exhibitors
may enter horticulture, arrange
ments, arts and crafts, needle
work, ceramics, hobbies, home
crafts, drawings and paintings,
plants, vegetables and fruits and
No prizes or awards will be
given for the entries or for any
exhibit, Mrs. Holmes and Mrs.
Werner remind. "This is an o.x-
hibition and not a yompelitivc
event,’’ they say.
Many new items arc expected
to lx* on sale at the bazaar, work
shops having been underway to
make various items expt'ctod to
appeal to the public.
Another popular ft>ature of the
festival will he continued this
year, serving hmch and dinner.
Dining room and kitchen commit
tees have been busy preparing
tempting menus for regular eus-
tenners who patronize the festi
val as well as for newcomers who
will make their first visit to the
Originally called the “Floral
Fair”, next week will mark the
Goth year women in this area
liave eonlributed their efforts and
talents to raise money for a wor-j
Plans On Board
I Activity on the grounds at
Kings Mountain Hospital this
week pointed to the first visible
signs of an enlargement, and
mcdornizatlon project that will
get underway there .soon in the
amount of close to $1 million.
At the same time, George Hou.s-
er, chairman of a special commit-
tee to raise $225,000 in public sub;
scriptions, announced tliat results
of his committees' efforts have
reached $2-12,S43 “with some
Foundations yet to be heard
This capital campaign money
will be added to the $500,000 In
Cleveland County bonds authoriz
ed in February, 1964, and antici
pated Foundation, grants of $200,*
000 to bring the total to $942343
Topographical surveys are now
underway on the grounds, it was
affirmed by Admini.strator Grady
Howard yesterday, and some soil
.samplings will be made right
away to determine the soil
Detail planning on the ne%v
wing is al.so undeiw’ay by archi
tects Freeman & White of Char
lotte, tlie new two-story wing to
involve 35 patient beds on the
second floor and the first floor
to house a new lobby and en
trance, operating room suite and:
recovor>’ room, new central sup* |
! ply service, laboratory and phar-
' macy. |
1 Renovations in the old building
: will include enlargertient of the
I x-ray department, enlargement of
I emergency and outpatient depart-
’ ments. Additional upgrading of
i the old building, such as ceritral
I air conditioning, is also scheduled'
In the successful Campaign for
domitiomr <^a4rmatt: Hou.s
PROPOSED KINGS MOUNTAIN NURSING ANE CONVALESCENT CENTER
50 - Bed
Tom Stringfellow’s Big Opportunity
Begins With New Gaston Oral School
To Be Sought
By GRACE HAMRICK
• • ■ 1
Tom Stringfellow is only three |
years old and he’s deaf. But he’s;
got a lot going for him-
. Most of Ml he has parents who |
care -and secondly, he has the!
Gaston. Oral School for Hearing!
Impaired Childi-en, Inc. 1
The school that means so much I,
praised his division heads and mates Is In do small part due to,
their workers for their efforts.! the. efforts of his parents. Bob;
These included the initial gifts; Sylvia Stringfcllow, and Tom ;
campaign under Charles NeisJer!was one of the original students!
and Jim Hariy; primary gifts] at age two. j
chairman John A. Cheshire, Jj.; | Just this week the youngster|
area gifts co-chairmen Carl p. ; probably gave his parents their,
Finger and Ollie Harris. j biggest thrill on his progress. He |
Elstimated cost of the new wing - vvrole his name,
and renovations was first set at] Even Tom’s teacher was quite
$s.50,000 with monies to come thrilled. She called Mrs. String-'
REAPPOINTED -- Carl F. Mau
ney# Kings Mountain industrial
ist# wos reappointed to the
Kings Mountain Redevelopment
Commission for a five - year
term by the city commission
Tuesday. Mr. Mauney# who is
completing a one-year term on
the commission# is currently
chairman of the redevelopment
I White Elephant
Sale Oct. 24
I Members of the Kings Moun-
I tain Rotary Club will sponsor a
; white elephant sale on Thursday,
, October 24, with proceeds to go
! to three of their favorite projects,
Prpcfdont yeslei-day by county bonds, founda-bellow to tell her that “out of tlfe
President Charles Mauney. : grants and public subscrip-’ blue” he had written his name...
The public is invited to partid-: amount of $150,000.[with nothing to go by...no pat-
pate by bringing items for sale, j of continued escalation tern to follow,
trade or swap. For those whoj^^ construction costs, offldalsj No other child has done this,
have items to contribute, Rotaj*-i $150,000 to be insuf-jshe said, and it was such a big
ians will pick them up and ready and raised the figure to! step forward it was big news for
' j $225,000 after the public respond-! all.
fxMnthe amount of $180,000.1 Mr. and Mrs. Stringfellow
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them for the sale.
Bcncfitting from the sale wiIF When all monies are in, close to
; be the North Carolina School for!$l million will have been realiz-
j the Deaf in Gaston county, the ed.
Kings Mountain High School; The project has been pushed
I chorus and the Kings Mountain' because of a 98 percent occupan-
! Hospital. ! cj- rate at the present 75-bed in-
Auctioneers for the project will stitution, which means constant
b4' Senator .Tack White, Dr. John overcrowding and
McGill, Mayor John Henry Mo.ss,, housing of patients.
knew before Tom was born that
he would probably be handicap
ped in some way because Mrs.
Stringfellow had suffered Ger
man measles in early pregnancy.
After his birth, they noticed he
slept a lot and that his two .^is-
temporary I fers didn’t scorn to bother him
! nor did any other noise.
the Rev. Charles Easley and Ed; The proposed new wing wilF Although Tom has no usable!
j contain 23,000 square feet of (hearing, he has no pixiblem com-1
body. ’ I 3re ask^l to delve in-1 floor space and will adjoin the, munitating. He has a limited vo-l
— I to their attics for items that will least side of the present building.! cabulary and it is evident he has'
be appropriate for the white ole-ill will increase Bed capacity by! very definite thought patterns.
At 1 O'clock
Fiit-'men from four area fire
fighting units will form a parade
Saturday afternoon on downtown
si roots to culminate a week-long
obsci-vanco of National P’ire Pre
P^redighting units from Kings
Mountain, Bethlehem Volunlctn-j
Fire Department, Oak Grove Vol-i
unteer P’ire Department and!
Chapel Grove Volunteer P'iro Do-1 Voter registration books open
partment will make up the pa- Kings Mountain and through-
rade units. ; <^ut the county on Saturday.
Th<‘ parade will get underway books will be open for
It 1 p.m. using the following *hree consecutive Saturdays,
phant sale, the Rotary president! 10 percent.
'Gt'orge W. Mauney is president
Planned as a fun evening, fhc|of the hospital board of trustees
event will b<' held at the Nation-! and serving on the board are Al
ai Guard Armory at 8 p.m. ' Contintted On Page Eight
Line-up from the librarv ; Ihi’ough October 26th
• • '• ’ - will ‘
Doors ^vilI open to the one dav department November 2,
* I on Piedmont Avenue; heading jOay.
At Polling Places
Chairman Gilbert reminded that
unregistered citizens who expect
to vote in the Nov. 5th election
must visit their precincts in per
son to accomplish registrations.
Saturday, He said that deadline for appli-
be challenge; cation for civilians to cast ab
sentee ballots in the general elec
yoariK^^festival^i^ ^Gr^in^g proceed to Mountain street,; Gilbert, chairman of tliejtion is 6 p.m. October 30fh.
Knowledge and Culture.”
Exhibits may be entered Octo
ber lotli from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m.
and on October 16 from 8 a.m.
until 10 a.m.
The Federal Water Pollution
Control Administration Tuesday
approved a grant of $94,680 to as
sist the town of Boiling Springs
in the construction of a modern
sewage treatment system.
Announcement was made by!
Congressman Basil L. Whitener ini
a telegram to the Herald from
Washington, D. C. 1
He acts Out what he wants to tell
in most instances, says his moth
er. and he almost tiUks with his
Instead of trying to teach him
sign language, his teachers are
tr>'in^ to teach lip reading and
help him communicate this wa.v.
The latest effort is teaching cue
speech, where words are cued.
This is veiy different from sign
language whereby the throat is
used in order that he may learn
to pronounce words.
One of the biggest things in
Tom’s favor is that he has not
drawn into a shell as so often isj
the case of a deaf and mute chUd.
He is a very outgoing child, his!
mother affirms, and gets along I
with other childi'en. Even his lit-!
tie friends in Sunday School do
not realize he is unable to hear.
Attention was brought to the
Gaston Oral School this week
when the Kings Mountain Junior
Woman’s Club donated a $150
TOM STRINGFELLOW. . ."you're coining on"
Flint Grove Baptist Church, in j and Gastonia eonlributed to the:
the summer of *67. classes werejpur.so which barely met last!
hold three days each week and j year’s payroll hut this summer^
by the fall of ’67, parents hircxl;
their own teaehers who w're ele
mentary school teachers but had
had no training foi* the deaf.
They took course's sponsoied by
the state school for the deaf and
carried out a full five-day a week
program through last school
Civic clubs in Kings Mountain
Target date for beginning ol
cxmstruction of Kings Mountain
Nursing and Convalescent Center
IS “this spring”, said Joe Smith,
an officer of the corporation seek
ing to construct the facility, yes
Plans arc being drawn by Hen
ry Whitehead, Atlanta, Ga., arch
itect for the $275,000 (‘enter, and
.Ml. Smith confirmed Wednesday
that after plans arc received next
step is to seek FHA financing for
Tile Wail Street Journal report
ed recently that FHA has incor
porated a separate division for
financing of convalescent and
A .5.09 acre tract was purchased
last fall n<?ar Kings Mountain hos
pital from M. Elmer McGill by
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Kerns and in
tended by them as site of the cen-
tei. Stock was then purcha.sed in
the corporation via public sub-
The proposed home will offer
private and .semi-private rooms
only. The .50-bod facility will
have the facilities to increase to
100-bed capacity and will include
a rehabilitation room, a recreation
room, two dining rooms, two ad-
mini.slrative offices, a lobby area,
a barber shop, a beauty shop,
treatment room, shower room, a
large dayroom and a roofed porch
area with rocking chairs.
The modern facility will be
fully air conditioned and will be
built of concrete block faced with
white rock-faced brick. Cost of the
building is estimated to be $275,-
000 and it will bo erected behind
tile hospital on Sipe.s street.
mont'y has l>een secuied under
the Title 6 program and classes
moved to the n(‘W VV’oodhills
School. Tlie ftxlcral grant of
$26,(KK) for the program left $10,-] iriv#, u i.
to bo raised for the full bud. I appoints committee 7o
get and parents are again turn-: th^
ing to projects to meet that ^andidafe
Cotifiniiaf 0)1 Page Eight
Saddle Club Ready
sriiolarship to be ust^ at t),e 21 classes will be featured,
school, whiclt onl.v this schoolij,^,.,^
in new cla.ss-
Th9 Kings Mountain Sadflie Barnett, treasurer.
Club will sponsor a horse show Entry h'e for each class will b<>
Saturday afternoon, October 12, $2, Robbs announced.
Cia.sses include: model (■la.'is
English and Wc'stern; lead in
to the U. S. House of Representa
tives. it was announced here yes
They are J. Ollie Harris, W. L.
< Bill I Plonk, J. Leo Roljerts and
Dorus Bennett, all of Kings Moun
tain. and Bob Ilambright of Gro
This “Committee for Whitener”
was announced yesterday by .t.
Linton Suftlo of Shelhy, White-
, ner’s campaign manager in
; Cleveland County.
; Committee members are fur
thering plans for an active cam
paign between now and election
daj' on November 5.
’ Lyman Robbs, presi(i<*nt.
da.ss, 6 years and undi'r; ple,is-
ure ponies IS to .56: English 3-
gajicd. no set tail; j ara<ie class:
men’s We-:lern jileasure; potato
raev: ojwn English pieasiii'f
turn right to Battleground, turn; Cleveland County hoard of elec-^ ception to the rule for civilians
left to Gold, turn left to York! Hons, said the same precinct of- are those who fall ill after the
road, turn loft to E. King street, j ficml.s who served in the May'date. Registered voters who ai-eiyear is meeting
turn left to Country Club road, primaries will be on duty at ail ill may apply, or have membersj rooms in the Woodliills school in!
turn left to West Mountain, turn precincts. of the families apply, for tlie ab* Gastonia. i .Saturday’s evinit will h(‘ Hie
left to Canslor, turn right to Gold The Kings Mountain area prO' sentee ballots up to Oct. 26. | The sctiool had its beginning in; first to be hol<l on the SaddJi
•ind turn left at Railroad avenue cincts, their locations and the Thei’c is no deadline, other than. February, 1967 when the String- Club’s property on Putnam Lake
*^0 West K:.n,g to brc:ik-up. registrars, are: physical fact of having ballot.sJ fellowg worked with Mr. and'Road, route 1, Kings Mounl-rin.
P rpose of the parade is to ac- Bethware. at Bethware school, in the, hands of the chairman of‘Mrs. Gerald Suddreth to find aid The piwMty puichas4‘d j-i Jan-
fiuainl the community with the Mrs A. K. (Jim) Connor. the elections board by Oct. 26, for their deaf sons. Time meant uarv of this year. <‘mhraces .32
work of the departments and the. East Kings Mountain, at City for military personnel, said Mr.'much to the two couples shue, acix's and is lo 'at<M near Patter-
crpiipment used by each group,Mlall Courtroom. Mrs. Nelle Cran-j Gilbert. ; Mrs. Suddix?th was suffering with'son Grove Church,
said a spokesman for the Btdh-^lord. , Now residents of the county; leukemia and had hoped to see a; The show will ^el underway at
lehem unit. ! West Kings Mountain, at Na- from out-of-state must have resl- school*established for pre-school l p.m. with a trophy and four
- — ■ Guard Aimory, Mrs. J. H. dence heix» 30 days prior to the children before her dc^th. i ribbons to be a'wardcd in each
LODGE MEETING Arthur. I election and register before be-! Mrs. Suddreth has since died, class. Hubi'rt Panther will serve
Regular communication of 1 Grover, at Grover Rescue squad pig eligible to v'ote. Now residents'but her dream has been I’ealizetl. as ringmaster.
F.iirvinwl.i>dsc.339 AF&AM will Bmlding. Mrs. J. B. Ellis. from in-stato must only roRtstcrl Classes were first held on Sat-' In addition (o Rohlis, other aid any class, the club reminds. 'Summers, she is daughterof Mrs.
be held Monday night at 7:30 | The registrars will be at the 20 days prior to the eletibn. In-!urdays only when teachers from Saddle Club officers include Javkv Only one show is scheduled injF. R. .Summers and the late .Mr.
p.m. at Masonic Hall, announces i voting places Saturday from 9 state residents do not have" to es-j Monganton bamb to the children Rhea, vice president: Merrill Saturday's event, Robbs said. < Summers. She is a past regent of
becretaiy T. D. Tindall. ■ * a.m. to j p.m. ■ tablish it-sidcncy. ' at an vised classroom inTlandall, secretary; and Richaid ' j (C‘jntinui.d un Pago
Mrs. Hinnant Is
.Mrs. L. K. Hinnant of Kin:s
pole hending; roadster ponies .50 ^l^untain was elected district HI
inches and undi'r; bareback dol-’Nciih Canilina
lar; open equilalion; barrel of tli(‘ Anieriean Rev-
ciawl; ojien five-gaite<l; open ‘^^otion at the district meeting
Western Pleasure; barrel race; vtlncsday at Gardner-\\ ebb col-
opon walking horse; and b'lddv;^®^^*
pick up. Hinnant, \Nife of L. E.
iJoshi Hinnant, First Union .\a-
Tho comrniUec has the right to^tional hanker, is a Kings ^loun-
eomhino, substiUite. cancel, orjtain native. The former Virginia