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Kings Mountain's Boiioblo Nowspoper
VOL 80 No. 44
King^ Mountain, N. C., Thursday, October 31, 1968
PRICE TEN CENi^
Joe M. Laney, Jr.
Joseph M. Laney, Jr., recently
retired Marine officer will serve
as director of urban renewal,
Carl F. Mauney, chainnan of the
Kings Mountain Redevelopment,
commission, announced Wednes-l
Mr. Laney expects to open tem
porary offices at City Hall Mon
He is in process of moving'
from Coronado, Calif., where he
was retired as a marine lieuten-
ant colonel September 1, and will
occupy a residence on Phifer
A native of Buffalo, N. Y., Mr.
Laney spent 21 years with the
marines, including serv'ice dur
ing World War II, in Korea and
He is a graduate of the Univer-!
sity of Buffalo, and studied ad
ditionally at University of Ha
waii, and Southwestern College,
San Diego, Calif.
He had four tours of duty at
Gamp L^jeune in this state, in
1W3. 1945, 1950, and 1952-54.
“We like this area,’’* he com
5000 Added To Registration Books|SfJ:£r
Of Mortar Fire
In Danang Action
TAPPED ^ Neil McCarter.
Kings Mountoin senior at Ers*
kine college, has been tapped
lor membership in Omlcron Del
ta Kcg>pa. national men's lead
ership and service honor society.
By ODK Society
Sgt. Robert Larry Dellinger, 22-
year-old Kinjs Mountain man,
was killed in action by mortar
fire Sunday afternoon in the rice
paddies near Da Nang, Vietnam.
His wife and other family
members were notified Tuesday
morning by U. S. Army officials
and by telegram from the War
Department later in the day.
Sgt. Dellinger had teen station
ed in Vietnam since June. He en
tered the service July 7, 1967.
A native of Kings Mountain, he
was a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. V.
(Dub> Dellinger of the Patterson
Grove community. He was a
graduate of Kings Mountain high
school and prior to entering the
service was employed by Superior
I Oscar Neil McCarter, son of Stone Company, Charlotte.
':Mr. and Mrs. Oscar McCarter, of. .^rs. Dellinger, whom he mar-
mented. ; icings Mountain, has been tapped' months ago, is the former
For the past ten years his du-if^^ Omicron Delta Kappa, na- Donna Kay Manning of Kings
ties have been in staff planning-men’s leadership and serv- Mountain.
in personnel and material, budget'honor society which rewards Other survivors include two
-fanning and training coordina-i scholarship, »>rothers, Wayne Dellinger of
^ V ■ slu<icnt govewmient,; F^lugs Mountain an<4> Gene D^-
Mrs. L^ney is the former social, religious, speech, mu-j^tri?er of Charlotte; and two sis-
ollle Walsh, also of Buffalo, She; and dramatics activities. ' tors, Miss Judy Dellinger of
attended Carlsbad College, Calif. | McCarter, a senior at Erskine Kings Mountain and Mrs. Carroll
Chairman Mauney said deci-jg majoring in English and; Champion of Earl,
sion of his commission was made, pjench. During ‘his sophomore' He was a member of Patterson
aifter interviewing sev'cral appli’i^|.|^ junior years he was secre-^Crove Baptist church where mill*
cants. “We are pleased to obtain Euphemian Literary! tary funeral rites will be held,
the services of Mr. Laney,” hejgQ^^jp^y jg now serving as the Funeral arrangements are in-
added. [society’s president. Also, he has' complete.
I been a member of the S. C. A.j
! Cabinet, Garnet Circle, and is|
I now editor of tlie Erskine Re-!
I view. !
Membersliip in Omicron Delta
Kappa is considered an obligation
; and i*esponsibility in citizenship
'Grover Rescue Squad will spoJ? as well as a mark of highest dis-
sor the annual Horse Shaw in tinction and honor. The Erskine
Grover on Saturday, November Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa
2, at 7 p.m. I was installed in 1964.
11S6 Aie Added
In Nnmbei 4
By MARTIN HARMON
Cleveland County voters are ex
pected to go to the polls in record
numbers Tuesday to cast ballots
for presidential electors, govern
or and other state officers, a
United States Senator, United
States Representative, state dis
trict and couny officials.
Election officials and party
managers, with a 5000 increase in
registrations since the spring pri
maries, agree that the record vote ||t|
cast for president In 1960 cf 18,-
842 will ^ topped. (Second high
est total cast for president was
in 1964 (18,710). I!
Chief interest accrues in the
voting for president, with three
tickets. Vice - President Hubert
Humphrey. Democrat; former
Vice . President Richard Nixon,
Republican; and ex-Alabama Gov.
! ernor George Wallace, American ^
j Independent. i
High on the interest list is the
campaign a; Representatives Ba
sil Wldtener (D) and James
Broyhill (-R) for 10th district U.
S. representative. Both have
campaigned ardently for the!
voles which wiH keep one ofi
the two incumbents in Congress.]
Major interest also attends the
governor’s race between Lieuten
ant-Governor Robert W.; Scott
(D) and U. S. Representative
James C. Gardner <R).
U. Ser\ator Sam Ervin (D)
_ regarded .iaicorite. WB «fl. '
to carry Cleveland county and KA. IWnQ s VlfllO
for Khig*-^ Moun-Ttho state in withstanding the;
Requested By City
KILZXE IN ACTION » Sgt
Robert Larry Dellinger, 22, was
IdUed in oction Sunday after
noon near Do Nang, Vietnam.
Funeral orrangements are in
IN WHO'S WHO — Philip Carl
Warlick, senior student ot Ap
palachian State University ot
Boone, has been listed in “Who's
Who In American Colleges and
By MARTIN HARMON
An estimated 29,000 Cleveland
I County citizens are registered to
! vote in Tuesday’s general elec-
! tion, an increase of about 5,000
j during the recent registration
j Ralph Gilbert, county elections
, board chairman, said 26 of 28
I piecinct registrars had reported
I registrations aggregating 27,375.
i Missing from the totals are De-
I light precinct (estimated at 200)
and Shelby Number 3 precinct
■ (estimated at 1400).
VSIajI WAjlua^cijI AVI' breakdown for the 27,375
f lIcCI WW ClUlcSCIa J ff.^urc by arty affiliation is: Dem-
^ " ocrat 23,314; Republican 3,353;
Foi Third Year
The city filed Wednesday with Negro voters in the 26 pre-
the regional office of the Depart-, cincts total 3,713.
ment of Housing and Urban Do- Chairman Gilbert also report-
vclopmcnt application for i-enew- cd his office is quite busy pro-
al of Kings Mountain’s workable (*e8sing absentee ballot applica-
program lor community impi'ove- tions which, as of Wednesday
ment. ' morning, included some 300 re-
It is Kings Mountain’s second quests from servicemen and 159
renewal application, and, if ap- from civilians,
proved as anticipated, will mark; Absentee ballots must be re-
the third year Kings Mountain's ceived by Saturday to be counted,
improvement plan has been ap- In No. 4 Township 1,156 new
proved by HUD. , voters will be eligible to take
The renewal application was part in the general election,
prepared by city officials, with Registration activity was brisk
Lediford L. Austin, of Barber-, again Saturday, last day of three
Cooper & Associates, Asheville, registration days, as a total of
as consultant. 580 new names were logged to
The application details im- the pollbooks at four precincts in
provement projects underway, the area. West Kings Mountain
pending, and planned. It gives led the field again for the third
factual data on city and indivi-.wepk with 232, followed by 184
■ dual action during the past year! at East Kings Mountain, 106 at
' toward priorly slated goals. Bethware and 58 at Grover,
Approval of the workable pro-; The breakdown by precincts;
; gram plan is pre requisite to ob- West Kings Mountain: 447.
I taining federal grants adininis- r>emocrats, 144; Republicans 54;
i tered by HVD for various com-j American Party, 3; Independent,
Grover To Hold
Rain cancelled the show first -
scheduled for October 19th, says' AddlOSSOS NG6d0d
Harold Watkins. Squad Captain. „ . ...
Mr. Watkins said the show willi MGII. Ill Vl0tnOin
Philip Carl Warlick, senior stu-
tain’s Top Teen-ager of 1968 are'challenge of Robert V. Somers
toing invited by members of the; (R). , ^ . dent at Appalachian State Uni-.
Kings Mountain Optimist club. ; Senator Erym's son, Superior g^ity at Boone, has been listed'
The club honors each year a, Court Judge Sam Ervm III is al-|i„ ..who’s Who In American Col- lSegillS dUnClay
1 East Kings Mountain: 373.
1 Democrats, 247; Republicans, 88;
'American Party, 29; Independent,
Bethware: 214. Democrats. 133;
j Republicans, 42; Independents, 37;
Revival services will begin at, Party, 2.
Grover: 122. Democrats,
be held one and one-half miles,
southeast of Grover. Joe Spang-1
ler of Shelby will serve as ring-'
master, Guy Hoyle of Shelby will;
serve as judge and Gone Lotman'
of Lincolnton will serve as an
Showgoers can find direction i
signs when they reach Grover to'
The 16 classes of competition]
will include: lead line rider, six
years and under; pole bending;
open three gaited; western pleas-
re ponies; amateur walking
horse; English pleasure; Roads
ter pony open; five gaited non
set tail; ladies western pleasure;
buddy pickup; western pleasure;
open five gaited; barrell race;
racking class; open walking
horses; and fastest round track.
All proceeds from the show Hams, 313 Ellis street, for a two
will benefit the Grover Rescue room addition to his residence
Squad. ' estimated to cost $4,000.
Funeial Rites Conducted Monday
Fee H. M. Brooks, Accident Victim
Senior Girl Scouts in the city
hope to make Christmas bright- I
er with gifts for area service- j
men in Vietnam. j
Citizens who have names and
addresses of local men station
ed in Vietnam are asked to mail,
the names and addresses to *
Blinda Stroupe, Route 2 Box
482-C, Kings Mountain, N. C.,
Miss Stroupe says citizens
may also call her at her home
(739-4923) after 4 p.m. Miss
Stroupe is a high school stu
Mrs. Charles Blanton is troop
Building permit was issued by
the city this week to Harvey Wii-
Fowr persons were treated for
injuries at Kings Mountain hos
pital and McGill Clinic last Wed
nesday afternoon following a
two-car wreck at the intersection
of West Mountain and Watter-
Treated and released were Mrs.
i Kay Howard Perry, 24, of 616
I Temple street, driver of one of
1 the two cars Involved; Leslie
i Hoyle. 14, of 608 Temple street;
I William Orr, 42, driver of the
other car involved, and Mrs.
Charles A. Goforth. Sr. oif 211
Roxford Road, a pedestrian who
Heyward M. Brooks. 43, assist
ant superintendent of Carolina;
Throvsdng Company, died at 2:40
Satui*day two hours after he was
injured at the Mauney Mill rail-!
way crossing when a freight
train struck a car in^ which he
was a passenger.
Funeral rites were held Mon
day at 11 a.m. from Kings Moun-’
tain Baptist church of which he
was a member. Rev. James M.
Wilder officiated at the final
rites and interment was in Mt.
Zion cemetery in Central, S. C.
Driver of the auto in which
Brooks was riding was identified
by city police as Walter Mackey,
26, of CherryvHle. Police said the
Mackey ear approached the .Toss
ing at a slow rate of speed and
when it got on the tracks, stopp
Police said Mackey leaped from
he car seconds before the colli-
.^on. Brooks was thratwn some 41
feet from the point of impact as
the train ripped the auto apart.
Engineer of the Southern Rail
way freight train, M. E. Sam
mons, of Spartanburg, S. C., told
police he blew the train horn and
was traveling at speed of about
35 to 45 miles per hour prior to
A native of Central, S. C.,
Brooks had lived here the past
five years. He is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Edith M. Brooks; his
mother, Mrs. Lola Collins of Cen
tral, S. C: his father, J. Henry
Brooks of Gastonia; two broth
ers, Melvin Brooks of Central, S
C.. and Charles Brooks of Miami
Fla.; and four sisters, Mrs. Wal
ter Tate of Gastonia. Mrs. Milton
Kelly and Mrs. Irby Pelfry, both
of Central, S. C, and Mrs. Julian
• Biandham of Morganton. An au-
. tomobile accident claimed the
life of the Brooks’ only son.
teenager who is voted outstand-> so on the ballot for state officers.' Ttnivpr«itie^ ’
ing by his and her fellow citizens.! He is challenged by Republican ' ■ , , • * u i ^ i (Tover- rzz uemocrar*;
This year’s recipient will re-i William R. Sigmon. In another' Recipients of the Who’s Baptist church „ oo. Ampripan Partv
ceive a trophy and a savings! judgship contest, Judge Robert A.: honor are selected on the continue ^ j *’j. L -lo ^
bond. Runners-up will receive^ Collier, Jr., (D), is challenged by: of excellence- and sincerity Nov. 10, services will be » 1
gift certificates and ail partici-t Arthur S. Beckham. Jr., (R). scholarship, leadership, and par-'^^^Kl each night at 7:30 p.m.
pants will receive certificates,• _ , ticipation in extracurricular and: The singing will be led by L. C. ¥ Ij m
says R. W. Hurlbut, chairman. ' ,, TOUNTY-DISTRICT i academic activities and of pro-j PfuiU- There will be special mu- §m AAh IfAvUAlll w
lor 431x1 distrKrl state House; usefulness to business|
of Representatives there are twoian^j society I 'rhe preaching will bo by Rev.
... Appalachian. Mr. Warlick: J^^^eph M. Sanders, Pastor Sec-i .
serves as business mapagor of t ond Baptist Church, Shelby, N. C.; Funeral rites for James H. Med
Nominations should be forward
ed to Mr. Hurlbut.
The Top Teenager will be reo
ognizod during Youth Apprecia
tion Week to be held locally and
throughout the nation November
Youth Appreciation Week, a
program which attempts to bridge;
contests. Democratic nominees In
this three-c*ounty district (Polk,
Cleveland, Rutherford) are Rep.
Robert Z. Falls, challenged by A.
Hobart Green, and Robert A.
(Bob) Jones, challenged by Theo
dore R. Hunt.
In the 27th district court judge
the “Generation Gap,” is spon-: contest, with five to be elected,
sored by Optimist International,! are six candidates: Democrats
a men’s service organization with John R. Friday, Joe F. Mull,
more than 2700 clubs throughout ^ Lewis Bulwinkie, William J. AH-
the United States and Canada.'ran, Ji., and Oscar F. Mason, Jr.
The 196S program November ll-]Tlie lone GOP conloslant is Dan-|
17, will be the 12th annual inter- iel J. Walton,
national observance of Youth Ap-] Paul W. Vogel is the lone Re-
was struck by the Perry 19571 preciatlon Week. The project was publican contestant for threei
Chevrolet when the Perry car, started jn North Carolina when-county commission scats, with J-l Federal Povver commission
under the stoplight, was hit by a group ,of Optimists conceived D. (Doc) I'urner, BVitz Morehead,] gmnted the City of Kings
the Orr vehicle in the right|the plan to put a greater meas-jJr., and Robert P. Hubbard the; increase of 120,000
the Appalachian, the student’ Rev. Sanders is a graduate of|lin, 58, were held Sunday after-
newspaper, and as president Forest College and South-, noon at 3 p.m. from the Chapel
the Photography Club western Seminary. I of Harris Funeral Home, inter-
Mr. Warlick is the son of Mr.! Pastor. Rev. George W. Ju- ment following in Mountain Rest
and Mrs. F’orest Warlick of Shel- Kan. and members of the chureh ■ cemetery.
by and the grandson of Mrs. c. !^**^*^*^K an invitation to the publicj Mr. Medlin died Friday at 6 p.
J. Gault, Sr. of Kings Mountain.] attend. i m. in the Kings Mountain hospi-
. - :‘tal after illness of several weeks.
First Union ^ native of Cleveland County,
K 1S9I «#aiavii former employee of
Sets Dividend i Margracc Mill of Mass Mohair
A dividend of $.29 per share, | Co.
an increase of $.02 per share I He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
over the September dividend, has! Irene Gaffney Medlin; two sons,
been declared by the Board of: James L. Medlin of the USAF in
Directors of First Union National: Montgomery. Alabama and Roy
Bancorp, Inc., L. E. Hinnant. exe-,E. Medlin of Kings Mountain;
I Upped For City
front side. The Perry vehicle! ure of positive thinking into a-
traveled across the schoolground,
hit the pedestrian and struck a
tree before haltin’
dults’’attitude toward teenagers.
They found that, although less
than five per cent of the young-
L .D. Beattie was investigating;sters in the 3-19 year-old group
officer. Continued On Page Eight
three Democratic nominees.
For the county boaixl of educa-j
tion, Joe A. Hartsell and John L.
Setzer, Sr., are Republican nomi
nees, and Hoyt Q. Bailey, Marj'
Continued On Page Eight
cubic feet per day in its allot
ment of natural gas.
The increase—to an allotment
cutive officer in charge of First
Union National Bank’s Kings
Mountain office announced today.
* ...... i The dividend, payable Decern-
of 3,270,000 cubic feet per day—190^, u made to stock-
is effective November 1. , UQidors record November 15,
The city s new allotment
nearly twice the initial allotment!
of 1954. I METER RECEIPTS
Peak usage of the city occurred. Parking meter receipts for the;Temple Baptist church,‘ officiated
last December 4, when 3,028,0001 week ending Wednesday totaled'at the final rites,
cubic feet were consumed by cus- $221.40, including $133.10 from on- i
tomers of the city natural gas I street meters, $^.50 in fines and;
system. $21.80 from off-street meters.
and three daughters, Mrs. Don
Eng of Concord, Mrs. Robert
Champidh, Jr. of Kings Mountain
and Mrs. David Roberts of Gas
tonia. Also surviving are four
Rev. D. B. Alderman, pastor of
Central Methodist church, and
Rev. Frank Shirley, pastor of
HAZXOWEEN SCENE ~ Worae Walla, laft, Dixon conununitr formar, is all raetdr lot tha spooks
and goblins who cenrort about Thursday (tonight) on Hallowaen. The Kings Mountain man has a
HaUowoen, Foil scene in his bade yard featuring shocks of corn, Jack-o-lanterns, elder barrels and a
tall ghost or two. His grandchildren, at right anjoytj^ fun. From left they are Robbie Wells, age
six; Scott Wells, oge 'nine; and Sand! Wells, children of Mr. ond Mrs* Correth
Wells. (Isaac Alexander Photo) ■' '
KM Does It Again: United Fund]
Goal Attained In One-Day Drive
Preliminary figures indicate
Kings Mountain’s United Fund
Drive goal for 1969 is attained.
This is the report of Shuford
Peeler, UF’ chairman, following
a one-day drive for $26,600 for 21
causes on Tuesday".
“The one-day effort was very
capably done by all division chair
men,” added Mr. Peeler in report
ing the drive successful.
Final figures will be announc
ed next w’eek, said Mr. Peeler.
Mr. Peeler, elated over results
(Sf the one-day qampaign, c*on-|
ducted in one day for the second;
year In Kings Mountain, said'
volunteers began the day early;
with a kick-off breakfast at First]
Presbyterian church. '
The 1969 United Fund goal
represents a 25 percent Increase
over the 1968 campaign which
was .mot successfully in a one-
day campaign In November 1967. ^
Peeler reminded that UF cam
paigns arc iniportant to this com-’
munity in that a larger percent
age of contributions go to their]
intendeti causes. This year, fori
instance, 98.8 cents out of every
dollar contributed will go to]
memiber agencies whereas a sep
arate drive for each of these
agencies would net only 91 cents
this year would save approxi-
Of every dollar. The UF effort
mately $2,000 in campaign costs
Largest item in the 1968 bud
get is for Boy Scouts of America.
Piedmont Council, which ac
counts for $600. The Scouting
program serves nearly -500young!
men in the community. Second]
largest budgeted item is for the
American Red Cross, acc'ounting,
for $5,000, and third highest at
$3,600 for the Kings Mountain'
Ministerial Association which pro
vides^ immediate help to needy
families and an Empty Stocking
One of Congressional Candi
date Jim Broyhill’s nearby bill
board signs was blacked out
No pei'sonal offense intended,
says Hunter Allen, city electri
cal superintendent, but the ad-
vertisirt^ agency handling the
billboard business on the two
on East King Street at the city
limits hadn't paid the electrical
bill, in spite of an overlong
Dellinger’s Jewel Shop’s bill
board advertisement adjacent
is similarly blacked out.
Here are facts on Tuesday’s
Polls open at 6:30 a.m.
Polls close at 6:30 p.m.
Number of ballots: five
(piesidential, members of con
gress, state officers, county of
ficers, constitutional amend
Registered voters in Cleve
land County: 29,000 (estimat