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VOL 80 No. 46
Kings Mountain's Boliabio Newspapei
Kings Mountain, N.'C., Thursday, November 14, 1968
PRICE TEN QENl!
CHRISTMAS PACKAGES TC VIETNAM — Girl Scouts of Troop 200 recently packed Christmas boxes
lor 15 local servicemen. From left to right. Verleen Ross, Connie Phifer, Belinda Stroupe- project
chairman, Jane Yates, Anne Hunter Plonk, Sixsan Goforth, Lindo Falls, Kay Patterson and Susan
Fite. (Photo by Isaac Alexander).
360 Days Given
Bidding specifications on the!
Buffalo Creek water project spe
cify a 3H0-day completion date
from awaid of contract. |
penalties per diem for “over-|
time” are $500 for the general i
contractor, $50 for the electrical |
contractor, and $25 for the:
Once bids are posted contract
ors may not withdraw them and
the city has 43 days in which to
accept them. |
On Wednesday, final approval
of plans from the Department of
Housusj and Urban Development
I siki'i was awaited.
I Mayor John Henry Moss said
I addenda to the specwiications re*
quesicd by HUD had been filed
with the Atlanta regional office.
North Carolina stale board of
health approval of plans was re
ceived last week.
The project envisions a large
I water impoundment lake, treat-
! mem plant of four million gal-
I ivuta ua lly capacity, and more
I than seven miles of 24-inch water
City Will Develope Easter
Mountain Rest Cemetery Area
Senior Girl Scouts of Troop 200
have helped take Christmas 1968
to U. S. servicemen in V’^iclnam;
by packing Christmas boxes fori
15 local servicemen. 1
With Belinda Stroup as pro-; _ Military Park
ject chairman, the Scouts met' -''•oomaw aniiounrcd to-
Thursday at the home of their effective November lo,
advisor. Mrs. Charles Blanton, Mountain Visitor Cen-
and assembled and wrapped thel t'"'' ^e operated on a reduced
gifthoxes for mailing. i schedule of five days ^r week,
Local me, chants also had a: hours per day, Wednesday
hand in making Christmas bright ' Sunday .
Hits K M Park
Superintendent telling the story of tlie Kingsj
Mountain Victory, and an orien
During the time that the Visit
or Center is closed services mayl The Cleveland County Welfare
be obtained in an emergency by board is moving the.irvtervid^ving
er for area men in Vietnam. They
^onated a number of items en j
■losed in the boxes, including;
*Tash cloths, socks, Kool-aid,
hard candy, ballpoint pens, shoe
polish, and wash-n-dry towelettc^s.
Tho Girl Scouts purchased oth
er items: for example, plastic
bags of various sizes to help off
set the mildew problem service-
men are experiencing in that
Said Chairman Belinda Stroup:
"The Senior Scouts arc grateful
to the merchants who help^'d
with this project as well as the
relatives of servicemen who pro-
,wided addresses. We regret only
that we were unable to obtain
the names of all our local men
.j serving in Vietnam.”
[ Besides Miss Stroup other
members of Senior Troop 2001
*Tn view of Kings Mountain’s
growing demand for water and
the recent dry season, the city
regards the 360-day completion
date as imperative,” Mayor Moss
The project is estimated to cost
Land acqui.sition for the lake
site is underway.
In the pkst, the Visitor Center
has been operated sev€*n days a
'These actions have been
brought'about as a result of Um-'
italions on tilling of permanent,
positions in the Federal Govern-1
ment. Superintendent Moomaw'
said. 'The Revenue and Expendi
ture Control Act of June 28, 1968,;
(P.L. 90-3641, requires that only
three out of each four permanent
vacancies in the Federal agencies
by the Congress have lesulted in
the Bureau of the Budget even
further limiting the filling of
permanent vacancies to seven
out of ten.
The days on which the Visitor
Center will i)c closed were select
ed after careful jonsideration of
the visitor patterns within the
park, Moomaw sai:i. There are
less regional and interstate (and
calling Area Code 803 936-6471,
the residence of the Chief Rang
er, or Area Code 803 936-5392, the
office here from Cfly Hall base-
ment to the Community Action
Agency facility, it announc*
residence of Superintendent Moo-jed by Hal Smith, county wel-
maw. . . - . XariB , director.
The offK*e locate in the
Fulton building, with entrance
from Cherokee street.
An interviewer will be in the
office on Mondays from 8:15 a
m. ^lo 4:45 p.m.
EDUCATION WEEK OBSERVANCE UNDERWAY -- The 10 plants of the Kings Mountain district
school system ore calling attention to American Education Weelt with open house, special programs
and exhibits this week. Kings Mountain Mayor John H. Moss signs a proclamation designoting the
week November 10*16 as American Education Week as Title 1 Director Don Parker, left and Schools
Supt. Don Jones, right look on. (Photo by Isaoc Alexander)
S'”, ."S'fl Blonlon, GriiOn
are Frances McGill, Susan Fit*'. I f„Veign i visitors to Kings Moun
Ava Spearman Kay Patterson,^
Brenda Goforth 'fl’j and Tuesday than on other days She was a member
Linda Falls, Anne Hunter PI (im in (he week, he pointed out.; Methodist eliurch
Connie Phifer. Suzanne Amos-,! ^ ^
Barber, wife of Harold Barber,!
w-ere held Tuesday moning at 11
o’clock from the Chapel otf Har
ris Funeral Home.
The Rev. J. C. Lane, pastor of
Grace Methodist church, officiat
ed at the.final rites and inter
ment was in Mountain Rest cem-
Mrs. Barber died Sunday at 5
p.m. at her home at 2^X)0 Cleve
land avenue after several month’s
illness. A native of Gaston Coun
ty, she was daughter of the late
Mr. and Mrs. William N. Turner.
Ann Baird, Verleen
tute of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill.
The North Carolina Academy
of Practical Instructors In Phar
macy is sponsoring the workshop.
Both Kings Mountain pharma
cists are members of the Acad-
j emy which is an organization of
Superintendent Moomaw said' Besides her husband she is sur-1 practicing pharmacists who are
that during the pc'riod that Ihe'vived by two sisters. Mrs. Henry| Interested in promoting the train-
Charles Blanton, repi-esenting
Kings Mountain Drug Company,
and Wilson Gri'lfin, representing
Griffin Drug Company, will at
tend a three-hour workshop on
“The 1969 Preceptor in North
Carolina” on Sunday at the Insti
School personnel were rolling
out the carpet this week Jor
visitors at -the 10 plants during t .
American Education Week,which;
i began Monday. • ^ k «• j
Parents received letters from CvECHfOS AY6 FOUnCl
their child’s teacher with an in-| ^
vitation to visit the classroom On Cline Property
and school during tho week and ^
special programs were underway
at the 10 plants of the district
Mayor John Henry Moss on‘
Monday signed a proclamation!
statiiTg the week November 10-16|
is American Education Week in;
Kings Mountain, urging all eiti-!
zens “to examine more closely
the existing and projected pro-1
grains of our schools, as well as
their own efforts to ensure tho
highest quality education for all."|
Ten window exhibit:* in down-'
For 161 Project
Letting Is Due
City Attorney Jack White in
formed the city commission
Tuesday night a small grave
yard with an apparent 12
gmves has been located on the
Buford Cline land needed for
the Buffalo Creek lake site.
Thus far identity of the plot
has not been established. Gra
dy Yelton, superintendent of
public works, thinks it is likely
an. Indian plot.
By MARTIN HARMON
The N. C. Highway 161 im
provement project to the South .... . ^ ^ »
Carolina state lino is scheduled sub-station to serve Oxiord In-
I for contract letting this month,
I W. W. Wyke, district engineer,
i said Wednesday.
I He added tho Canslcr -street
Tho commission passed a reso-i project within ibe from thi? utilities account
Top Blood Donors
Bob F. Manor, Kings Mountain
insuranceman, betame a member i
of the exclusive "six gallon” club!
of blood donors and Steve Rath-j
bone, veteran Griffin Drug em-'
Dloyee, joined the "five gallon"
Mpub at Monday’s visit of the Rqd;
Bross bloodmobile. 1
Joining the "two gallon” club
was Mrs. Bob Cox. |
New members of the “one gal-i
Ion” club are W. C. Ballew, Clyde!
R. Martin Calvin E. Payne and:
Mrs. D. M. Pouchak.
Settled By Boar^
Don Crawford w-ithdrew his re-;
zdning petition on his York Roadi
property 'Tuesday night and the
city board of commissioners hon-j
ored his claim for approval of
non-conformirtg use. ;
Mr. Crawford said a warehouse;
had been used as such prior toj
the city’s adoption of the present!
zoning law in June 1966.
The city zoning hoard hadj
twice recommended disappnjval
of the re-zoning nKiucst.
Previously. Mr. Crawford had
contended the zoning board, at
its second meeting to consider
his request, had not had a r[uor-
um and further that some ap
pointees have expired terms. |
^ Evani?clistic services are con-|
*tinuing through this evening at'
Boyce Memorial ARP church.
Rev. Harold S. Mace, director-
of the ARP Conference Grounds
at Flat Rock, is speaker i<9r serv-
tecs which began Sundlay. To-j
Oigiht’s service is at 7:30 pm.
I Visitor Center is open a full com-i Kennedy,
' plement of services will he pro-' Chapman,
I vided. These involve the museum! tain.
Sr. and Mrs. Aileen' ing of pharmacy interns in their
both of Kings Moun*. community or hospital pharma
town store windows point to thej,,^ , projected removal of thel i" Kobruary.
modern equipmertt teachers are
using to teach youth and the|
programs and work of children
from elementary' to senior high
level. Department store person 1
n*l ni-e assisting in tho program
by wearing lapel buttons reading,
“have you visited your school!
this week during American Edu
Dr. T. Furman Hewitt, Card
•‘cet overall, but dropped back to
60 feet.” Mr. Wyke said, adding,
“right-of-way acquisition seemed
to become more difficult the clos-
^ ‘- * ”*“*“*• er the properties were to Inter
cation Week. . , ner-Webb college faculty mem- state 85.”
minute spw-hes by her, will' deliver tho Thanksgiv-j Some right - of . way is still
^trtion d^iflv*^-Uh fn irT ^ message at Kings Mountain’s reciuired on Canslor street
Station WKMT daily with an m- nnnnal r.ommnnitv ..^11
vitation fi*om tho superintendent
to citizens to attend o»'cn house
at the various school i lants.
The theme of American Edu
cation Week this year is "Ameri
ca Has a Good Thing Going Its
sponsoring .ho| pu.pi, at Sunday morning wor-
. , _ , .1 , SerViCX*. cnu\ c#*rvir»oc al l1 at
tion, The American Legion, thci
National Congress of Parents and;
VETERAN'S DAY OBSERVANCE — MondoY morning at 11 o'clock was the 50th anniversory of Vet
eran's Day. Kings Mountain Mayor John H. Moss (obove) places a memorial wreath to Kings Moun
tain's war dead in Veteran's Park of Mountain Rest cemetery, as other citir ns look on. The mayor
led the brief ceremony. Rev. Charles Easley, pastor of St. Motthew's Lutheron church and prosldent
of the Kings Mountain Ministerial Association, delivered memorlol prayers of invocoHon and bene
diction. Participating in the ceremony were representatives of American Legion Post 155, American
liegioa Poet 155 AuxUioiy, Frank B. Glass Post 8811 VFW, Ministelal association and city olflelsds.
first annual community . widcipians call for widening, curbing
Thanksgiving service November' and guttering Canslcr from Waco
27th at 7:30 p.m. in Central Road south to Gold street,
school auditorium. | - .
Plans for the program are well ■ SHILOH SERVICE
underway by members of the a member of the faculty of
Kings Mountain Ministerial As- Davidson college will fill the
A member of the faculty of
Davidson college will fill the
pulpit at Sunday momirfiar wor
ship services at 9:30 a.m. at
Dixon Presbyterian church.
ship services at 11
IVVe invite all citizens of the^ Shiloh Presbyterian
^ . ... lb this service”, saidj Grover.
Tochers, U. S. Office of; Charles Easley, pastor of' —
Education, AEW will emphasize minwWc ermnn
each day of the week specific
for special music. Thanksgiving j
anthems will be sung by choirs
of First Presbyderian, First Bap
tist and Resurrection Lutheran >
churches with Donald Deal dir-, David Harold Evans and Randy
octing and Mrs ’
Parking meter receipts for the
week ending 'Tuesday were
$78.80, including $62.50 from on
street meters and $16.30 from
contributions the school makes
to society: Sunday, Nov. 10:
"Stimulate Moral and Spiritual
Values”: . Monday, Nov. 11:
"Strengthen the Nation": Tues
day, Nov. 12: "Aspire to Quality
Teaching”; Wednesday. Nov. i3:
‘^Pi-ovide Equal Opportunity-”:
Thursday, Nov. 14: "Foster Life
long Learning”: Friday, Nov. 15:
"Promote Economic Prosperlti'”;
and 'Saturday, Nov. 16: "Strive
for Healthy Personality Develop
(Photo by Pool
of route 1, Grover, were killed at
S a.m. Friday on their way to
school when their car was struck. <
by a southbound freight train
near Harold Evans’ home.
Randy had diiven to Harold’s
to pick hi map for school. They
The city commission employe<l were both Juniors at Blacksburg
two men as patrolmen Tuesday htfib school,
night, on recommendation of The wreckage p'inned one of
Chief of Police T. M. McDovill. the youths and the other was
They were sworn Wednesday thrown into nearby bushes,
afternoon and will be on duty Funeral services for Harold
Thursday. Evans were held at 3 p.m. Sat-
Members of the Kings Mountain: They are: Thomas F. King, 25, urday from Fir.st Baptist church ial Gardens in Blacksburg.
Lions club are conducting their; 1209 West Gold street, .son of of Grover with the Rev. U. A. Me-1 Randy Evans was the son of
annual Thanksglvin" - Christmas. OffU-er Ellis King. Patrolman Manus, Jr. and Rev. Leonard, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Glenn Evans
'season fruit cake sale. ! King has been a lieutenant with, Thomas officiating. Interment] of route 1, Grover. Other surviv
! Tho Lions again offer llie Cleveland County Rescue Squad, [was in the Grover cemetery. | ors include a slstere. Miss Judy
! Claxton fruit cakes, both light and His wife ia the former Patricia I Harold Evans was the son of i Dale Evans of the home; the ma-
I dark at $3 each. ! Lewis: and Madison Maivellus, Mr. and Mrs. James Enoch FJvans tornal grandmother, Mrs. John
PwKjeeds are used for sight con-; Hunter, 22. 505 West Parkerlof Grover. He was a member o»ri White of Blacksburg; and the
,ser\'atlon work and other Llops j street, recently discharged from] the Grover First Baptist church I paternal grandparents. Mr. and
club projects. I four years army service includ-iand a guard on the Blacksburg'Mr$. J- R- Evans of Grovei-.
Cash In Hand
The city commission voted
‘ Tuesday night to spend an esti
mated $36,000 on development of
: tho eastern portion of Mountain
! Ralph W. Johnson, engineer on
the staff of W. K. Dickson and
i Company, outlined plans for the
I .eveiopment which calls for
I opening of two streets, paving
: and widening some existing
streets, drainage, water arrange
ments, and widening of the Dill-
i ing street gate passage.
Ken Jenkins, cemetery- super
intendent, told the board the in-
' ventory of ^rave sites in the
cemetery’s developed areas total
'252 two-grave plots, 12 four-grave
plots and 17 six-grave plots,
! As of October 31 the city’s
! cemetery fund totaled $50,065.
! Under terms of state law, half
' of the receipts from plot sales
: must be used for permanent up-
I keep of the cemetery. Opinions
• of the attorney • general have
been that this fund can be used
only for capital outlay expense,
^such as the commission plans.
It is anticipate.! that regular
city cre%vs will do much of the
work at what Engineer Johnson
, termed “a considerable saving to
i the city”.
I In other actions, the board:
11 Accepted bid from Grinnell
Company. Charlotte, of $3.16 per
lineal foot for 2350 feet of 12-inch
water pipe. Johns Manville bid
$3.09, but for only 1650 feet of
pipe. Hajoca Corporation bid
I 21 Accepted bid from Neal
I Hawkins, at S6.90 per ton of as-
! phalt, foi’ repaving Lynn street,
■ West Mountain street, and Church
The board voted to invite bids
1 ( A police car, subject to
trade-in of 1964 Chevrolet;
21 A 1.5 ton truck.
3) Paving of Cherokee street
from Dickson street to Dead
4» PavThg of North Goforth
street, from King to De^d End.
5i Transformers for a power
The board approved a petition
for installing cui-b-and-gutter on
Tracy street, from King to Mor
ris, transferred $30,000 (as bud-
lution to advertise, as required | contract neighborhood facilities
; fund, and granted a taxi-driving
I In both instances, he reported,^ permit to Paul H. Roberts, on a
i some right-of-way is still to be 90-day pi'obationary basis.
' acquired. i The board voted to purchase a
"On Ibi we weie going for 84 police car for immediate deliv
ery from the state. Chief Tom
McDevitt said a car would not
be immediately available unless
the Town of Spruce Pine did not
accept the lone car on hand.
xr'S/.r4.« .o,.,s,T,ain.Car Acddent Pioves Fatal
To Evans Consins, Giovei Youths
, David Harold Evans and Randy Other survivors include three
C. Bridges Glenn Evans, 16-yoar old cousins brothers, J. L., Roger and Ken
neth Evans, all of the home; two
sisters, Mrs. Jerry Hamby of
Grover and Miss Catherine
Evans of the home; his maternal
grandmother, Mrs, J. C. Robin
son of Grover; and his paternal
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Evans of Grover.
Funeral riteg for Randy Evans
were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from
Blacksburg Church of God with
the Rev. John Gilbert and the
Rev. W. J. Hodges officiating- In
terment was in Clingman Memor-
•li. I McGinnis is sale chairman, ing a tour of duty in Vietnam. Wildcat^ football team.