r Greater Kings Mountain 2I,9M
City Limits (1966 Census) 8,256
City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9300
Th* Grnatnr Kings Mountain tiguro Is derivsd Irom tilt
special United Stotts Bureau of the Census r«port •
Jonuary 1966. and includes the 14,990 popuiotlon O
Number 4 Township, and the remoinlng 6.194 Iren
Number S Township. In Cleeeland County and Crowder’
Mountain Townsblp In Gaston County.
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspoper
VOL 81 No. 8
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, February 20, 1969
PRICE TEN CENTS
AH Five City Commissioners File For Re-Election
Kings Mountain Got IS-Inch Snow
KM Top Teens
Kirify Winter dumped ono d'
his biggest surprises on the Pied
mont Carolinas during the week
end and Kings Mountain area
citizens were still digging out on !
Cleveland County residents ex-j
perienced their deepest snowlall I
since 1902, as an offidal 15 inches |
of the white stuff was recorded. ;
It played havoc with the rc:;ds,'
the schedules of all citizens, clos-i
cd county offices and all schools
thrdigh yesterday, and some ,
firms and industrial plants di 1 I't,
. » I
Cit e police reported all streets i
were passable and a spokesman ;
for the state hishw'ay patrol said ;
all secondary roads were passa- i
ble. No major wrecks have been i
reported but some motorists were I
Kings'Mountain had no powers
j failures as did both Richmond
! and Scotland Counties when a|
I massive ice storm left trees an'l |
! pM.ver lines sprawling across-
j streets and highways. Wide-
• spread blackout conditions there
I 'eft more than 1.000 families
i Without heat and food.
More rain or snow, however, is
possible over the weekend, fore
The storm started Saturday,
lashed TV South- iCardllna ro-Zst v W. D. nxmisrs bcen -'riamcd
with rains and winds up to 50 ; Sale* Mauager for the Ma.kcting
miles per hour. The rain turned Department of Soutlicrn IJeil
to snow in the Piedmont and Teiephone C.impany in Gastonia,
mountains. Charlotte cot 12.3 Announcement was ninde today
mches in the 24-hour period end- by J. K. Ivcr.scn, D.strict Sales
ing at 6 p.m. Sunday. Manager for .Southern Bcll'.s Gas-
A team cf city enialovc<‘s have tonia District.
V^'orkori around tlip dork to clean Fio»ve;s Ix-gan his work with
he streets. Gaibage colle.-tion ,he telephone compan\ a.s a Vd-
pick up started yesterday at 1 p. low Page Sslcsma.n in'1957. Prior
; m. and City Public Works Supt. to i,is promotion to isalcs .Man-
! ..rady Yelton asks citizens to de- agp.-. n,-..\crs served as a Com-'
' oosit their garbage on the curb in
I front of their residences. He saj<l
\ all garbage would be picked up
through Saturday noon.
Mayor John Henry Moss ex
pressed appreciation to city em-
'loyees for their tii'oless efforts
in the snow clean-up operation
and to citizens for their coopera
COMMISSIONEP RAY CLINE
COMMISSIONER T. J. ELLISON
SNOW SPORTS OF SNOWBALUNG AND SCULPTURE — Young
foil ir tewr enjoyed Iasi weekend's winter wonderland. In l!ie
* top photc a group ot King Street-Gofortb street neighbors ploy
around an eight-foot tall snowman in the yard of the Fred Thorn
burg residence The snowman was sculpted by Monty Thornburg
and his sister. Debbie, a member of the Herald staff, and their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Thornburg. From left to right, Hillary
_ Pouchqk, Kevin Alexander. Monty Thornburg and Jason Pouchak.
B In the bottom photograph Kevin Alexander, left, son of Photo-
gropher Isaac Alexander and Mrs. Alexander, sits beside Monty
Thornburg in the door of Monty’s igloo. The igloo is the work of
Monty and his father. (Herald Photo by Isaac Alexander)
KMHS Students To Hear Astronaut,
Scott Carpenter, On Friday
Forly-six sludonts from Kings
Mountain high school wjU bo
giK'st.s to hear Commander M.
S<.ott Carpenter, oie of tlic ori
ginal .seven United States astro
nauts, speak in Charkdie on Sat
urday, February 22 at 11 a.m. in
the last of three Jefler.son ('on
vocations for 196S-69.
Scott Carpenter belongs to that
unujue t)reed of men wno have
ext^H’icneeJ an orbiting mission
around mother earth. Carpenter
was the so.ond American to have
acromplishrd this feat. The veto-
ranastronaut also monitored tlic
tiesign and development of the lu
nar module in the current *Apollo
program. Later, as a SKALAB
leader. C-arpenter s|K*nt
thii’ty record-breaking days living
aiul working index water. He i.s
currently applying space flight
tc. hnologies to the Navy's Deep
Siibmo.^^enre Systems Project as
Assistant for Aquanaut Opera-
» ons. Commander Carpenter's
ilk will be entitled "Undersea
iving Man's Lxtost Quest."
The Jefferson Standar t Broad-
CoHtinuvU On Pwjv Eiyht
munu.itinns Advisor in the Mar
Son cf the late .Mr. and ^Irs.
Thomas H. Flowcis. he is a na
tive of Kings Mountain and at
tended public sciiool there, grad
uating from Kings Mountain high
school. He served in the U. S.
Army, with a lour of duly in
Married to the former :Martha
Jane Putnam, the Flowers reside
at Route 2. C'herryville. They
have three children, Willia.m Don-
aJi, Jr., ten; Lsir’a Caliierine,
six: and Thomas Putnam, four.
Flcwors is a member ol the
Lenten Sfcrvlcc's ai’c undet'way First Baptist church, Cherr>villc.
; on Sundays and Wednesdays at He is past president ct" the Cher-
7451. Matthew’s Lutheran church. O'villo Jaycees. He .served tIi"oo
Rev. Charles W. Easley, p.astor, years on the Cherryville Country
.will begin a series of sermons on Club Il.naul of Dirociors. He is
the topic, "The Life anj Ministry presently a menibiT of the Chcr-
of Jesus", at Sunday morning ryville Lodg<‘ No. .505 A.F. &
woi’ship services at 11. His ser- A.M.; member of the Charlotte
' mon for Sunday morning will be, Lodge of perfection Mth Degree
r’Jesus Forgave Sins.” Other ser- Scottish Rite; member American
mon topics for Sunday are: Lcgio:i Post 100, Cliorryville:
March 2 "Jesus Associated With momlx*r of the Cherryville Coun-
I Undesirblea People"; Mauh 9, ,, ,
I "Jesus Broke the Law"; .March on Payc Liijhl)
16 “Jesus Often Frayed"; March
23—"Jesus Suffered Death"; and
March 30th. "Jesus IVcnt to the
p'or Wednesday servicx’s the
minister is preaching on the
theme, "Ancient Prophets With
Renewed Voices.” At Wednos<Uiy
night’s service he used the theme,
"The -Outreaching Fellowship."
Other subjects ai’c: February 26.
"An 01(1 Trouble Maker”; Max'ch,
jth, "The SoutlK'rn Agitator Who
Went North": March 12th. "The
Nameless Prophet of Good
News"; March 19th, "The SuP er-
er VV'ho Passed Through the
Shales" and March 26, ‘‘The Re-'
luctant Resvrrected Prophet."
Linda Pearson, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Pearson, and Doug
las Sessoms, son of Mrs. Betty
Sessom.s. are Kings Mountain’s
Vop Teenagers of 19JS.
Tiie Kings Mouniain Optimist
club made the trophy p:e.^en!'l•
tions Friday at Kings Mountain
high school where Miss Pearson
and Mr. Sessoms are senior stu
dents. Each cf the winners also
leceived a savings l.'ond.
Pwunneis-up for the awaids
were Nancy ReyuokN, daugiiier
of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Reyn
olds, ir.J .Mikr Mt Daniel, .>^0,1 o-
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde M.Diinicl.
Each of the runners-up received
A spokesman for the local club
explaining the delay in anncuni’-
iirg the winners said that since
no deadline was named for tin-
juJgin.; and another committee
was named because of a tie, it
.(ud< several werks to avvarrt'diio
opporiuniiy for the assembly pro
gram at the high school.
All of these top teeners were'
named for their s.holastic stand
ing, for participation in sciiool.
communi an.l church activ iti(‘.^.
Ail have been outstanding among
all the y:}uth, of our community,
wh.om they represent.
Last years Top Teeners Jane
5"ates and Timmy Wibster also
received special recognition.
O.her nominees from K^IHS
vvero Gail Bennett, Mike Dyke,
Lynda Falls, Jeff Iledden. M<*re-
dith McGill, Norma Morrison, Gil
bert Patrick, Vickie Jean Turner,
and Gi iflon Withers.
Nominees from Central Junior
High School were Stove Allen.
Lynn Blanton, Ken Culberson,
Ann Hambright, Bob M.^ner.
Laura Plonk, Tommy Shirley,
and Frank Stokes.
All nominees I'cceived an at
Iraetive (’ortificato for upholding
the dignity of youth, for a sinceno
devotion to wt'lfare and for
generous and i psclflsh contribu
tions to society.
R. W. Hurlbut. Lt. Governor of
Optimist International, made the
l*rcsentation on behalf of tlie lo-!
cal Optimist Club, .-^d in the ab
sence o. the local chairman. R(*v.
T. Frank Shirley.
DAY OF PRAYER
World Day cf Prayt'r is Fri
day. Febiuary 21st. Aea
churches will participate in i!ie
cbservance by having churches
opc'Ti lor prayer and med.lati in.
COMMISSIONER NORMAN KING
COMMISSIONER W. S. BIDDIX
Minister To Head
Job Seekers Effort
Heart Sunday Is This Sunday;
Jaycees To Man Roadblock Hexe
Kii*-;s -Mountain district schools
will reopen Thursday.
It’ll bo ba^k to book for srhoul
students who’vc? enjoved a three-
day vacation because of the snow.
School buildings will open at
the usual time today but classes
will be resumed an hour later,
said Supt. Donald Jones.
L. Barkley s
Funer.il rit(*s lor Lireii Lec'
Barkley, 61. cf nuili' 1, were h(dd
^aturdav at ,3 p.m. from ChiM’okec'
Sdt'ct Ilaptisi church, inlerrneni
l.)ll(.wing in Mouniain Rost ceme
Hew Kelly Dixon, Ihn-. Gc >rge
Lc'igh and H(*v. Flo.vd Hollar oP
liciated at the final rit('s, and
interment was in Mountain He.st
Mr. B.'irkley died TluuNda.v
morning in the Kings Mountain
hospital afl('r several weeks ill-
He was a retired t<'xlile im-
ployee. sen of tin* late Mi. and
'Mr--. Joseph BarkU*y.
He is <urviv(*d In' his daughter.
Mrs. James Camp ol Kings Moun
tain; two si.s'ters, Mrs. Ola Hieks
of Gastonia and Mrs. Pauline Zat-
Rov. r. Wille/ord, ])astor of the
Righteous Church of God, has
been named coordinator of the
Kings Mountain Improvement As-
scciation for its efforts in .seek
ing job opportunities for Negroes.
Ml. Willeford has five congre
gations in Cleveland Countv.
His appointment was maiU* a I
an executive committee meeting
ot the Kings Mountain Improve?-
ment As.soeiation Saturday night
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lueio
Wilson ai 511 N. Wattorson street.
.‘^aid Mrs. Victoria Bess, presi
dent of the as.s(M‘iation. "We
know we should have job.« in
downl. wn Kings M aintain." She
eoiitinued. "Area ministers. l>olh
black and wliite, can do much
lor tin* whole community in help
ing citizens do what i.s best for all
William On, first president of
ihe assoeiaiion. said. "Now is the
lime for all peojxlo to do their
part in improving our city with ^
SPEAKER — Joe Loncy. director
of urban redevelopment for the
City of Kings Mountain, will be
guest speaker at Thursday's
meeting of the Kiwonis club at
6:45 p.m. at the Woman's club.
Kings Mountain high school
Future Farmers aio participating
in PFA Week. :» nation-wide oh-
.servance, Febnuai.N’ 1.5-22.
Sp('eial programs at the high
school call attention to the local
observance, said M. L. Campbell,
, local agriculture t(»*acher.
Citizens arc invited to \ isit the
agriculture department at the
high school to see first-hand
jwhat "futui'e farmers are doing",
Heart Sunday tiiis Sunday will
culminate the month-long Heart
Fund Month i:i Kings iMoimtain
and No. 4 Township.
Mrs. Henry Xeisle’*, .Sun
day chairman, said a roadblock
for henetit of tlie 1969 Heart
Fun i w'oukl he c-)ndu.ded Sunday'
On U. S. 7-4 west at th(‘ overlnvtd
bridge by Kings Mountain Jay-
0(»es under the leadershii) of Hill
Grissom. The drive will he lield
from 2 i ntil 5 p.m. and Ja.ycccs
will provide hot coffee free of
charge to m.otorists.
A house-to-house c.aiivass for'
Inmefil of the Jpart Fund will
also b(* i‘on(luct('d throughout the
city w ith Mrs. John II. (gamble an
overall clfairmaii. Mrs. Gamble
said all \(>hmte('rs are encourag
ed to complete? Ihe drive soliciln-i
tion Sunday and to report the
Sunday c(jllections to Mrs. Nois
ier. Because of ha 1 weather con
ditions this week Mrs. Ncislcrt
said she had \yoon unable to dis-'
tribute workpackets for volun-;
leers but encouraged workers to;
conduct th(» solicitation effort on
Sunday and make their re|x)rts
Continued On Puye Eiyhi
COUNTY MANAGER — George
Newman, former executive di
rector of Clevelond County
Community Action, has assum
ed duties as Cleveland County
Mrs. McClain s
Funeral ri't('s for Mrs. M:iggic
Stew'c McClain. 7.5, of route 1. will
be held Friday at I p.m. f.om
Galilee M(‘thodi-l ehun-h.
Rev. T. A. Powell will offi'iair
at the final rit(‘s and internaMil
will h( in Ebenezei Baptist jlum h
Mr<. McClain died F('biuarv
.Surviving are one son, Luther
McClain ol tin' henu'; tw’o daugh-
t(‘r.s, Mrs. Mildred Adam-; of Kings
Mountain and Mrs. Anna* B(»il M;--
Dowell of till' hoiTK'; two brotlicrs.
Her! .’Stowe ol Gastonia and Na-
thankd .^tovve of Charlotte; six
sisters. Mrs, Myrtle Lindsa.v. Mrs.
Emma Benson, Mrs. Sallic Ciaw-
lard and MiS'- Ikdla Stowe, all of
Gastoni.i. Mrs. Oscar I-tHC o^ Bal
timore, Md., and Mrs. Rosetta
Barnett of Cramerton: and 11
Th(' body will b(‘ taken to tlie
home at 5 p.m. Thursday wlicre
it will lie in state until the hour
of sex vice.
R('v. Willeford said. "The time
is short. We need to make gocKl,
all our talking, entu’gies and ac-!
tion.” He then pledged his ef-j
loits in coordinating a program!
l.ir both while-' and bhu’ks, in;
working with the mayor, nier-
-•bants and busines.ses of the (dt.v
ti Ixring about positive* action fori
j >h oppcrtuniti(*s for Negroes. He
ask(*d the cooperation of the cem-'
munitv in this (*ffort.
First To File
I First candidates in the 1969
municqial ele.dion in this spring s
political season arc candidates to
' Filing ot candidacies for city
I of'lice Wednesday produced a
full slate of iniuinbe.xt eny com-
I mj.ssionox's scckin.'^; I'e election,
i J ney arc:
1 Kay Ciinc, Ward 1 Commission-
I \\. S. BidUix, Ward 2 Commis-
X. J. Eiiison, Ward 3 Commis-
I Aorman King, Wai .1 4 Com-
/ -Mrs. O. Q. Walker. Ward 5
The five candidates paid filing
'fees ol S.) at City Hail Wtxl’ies-
! day morning.
I As (jf noun Wednesday there
ivveie no other formal tilings or
' announced candidacies.
There was every indication that
; remaining member of the Moss
I j Adniinisiration II, Mayor John
Henry Moss, would be a candi
date to succeed him.self.
AnJ the lumor mill was grind
ing out the name of Jim Dickey.
Margiate texiile exdutlvo as a
poss,olc candidate for Waid 6
; CommissioiK'r in the nevvly-an-
I nexed auM. City Alioincy Jack
j While, on request of the city
I board, is die. king in Raleigh
with regards to a possible sixth
! ward, n gistration and election
> procc^luies, (*ii.
The business of en'ranchising
cUiAcns of the southwest area re-
'lonily annc'xcd to the city is im
minent and there is some think-
ling cxjn'csscd amoxxgcommission
ers that a new ward should be
created in the area.
I It is presumed such action would
' rc(|Uii e an at t of the General As-
City voters will ehoo.^e a mayor
an J a commission while school
district voters will choose two
mcmiuns of the board of educa
Commissioner Elli.son was first
elected to ihe board in 19-17 and
is conTj^Ieling liis eighth term
since his first eloetion. He is tru.s-
toe board chaiiman of Grace
Methodist church, and a Mason.
A native of Union, S. C., he has
jived here IS years. Mi's. EUi?on
is the former Roberta Ballard.
Tiiey have two children and two
Commissioner Kip^ was first
cltcted to the board in 1963 and
is completing his thii'd term. He
is a Southern Bell Telephone
Company executive, active in
Highland Baptist church in Shel
by where ho is music directoi'. He
is also a member of the Older
of Eastern Star and a Kiwanian.
He is mai ric'd to the foi'mer Ruth
Ware and they are parents of
Commissioner Cline was fii'st
elocti'd to the board in 1961 and
is completing his fourth term. He
is a former district commander of
tlie American Legion, a Navy vet
eran of World War II. A Maunoy
Hosiery Mills overseer, he is ac
tive in St. .Matthew’s Lutheran
church. He is married to the for
mer p:iizabeth Hiiffsticklor and
Ihey are parents of six children.
They have 21 grandchildren.
To Be Dedicated
Construrtion of a unifpio "Wel-‘
come to Kings Mountain" sign -
.» replica of the monument at the
Kings Mountain National Mili-j
lary Piik j^, iK'aring eomple-'
tion on V. ,S. 71 at the vvesttun;
city limits. j
Black leltxM'ing will be placevli
(»n the sign, which is a joint jxix)-
j(\ t of S(*nior Girl Scout Troop
2<V) and the city.
A dedication i*eremony is plan
ned for 3 p.m. on March 9th. Girl
Mrs. Charles Blanton is loader
of Troup 200.
Mr. Hiddix was first elected to
the board in 1965 and is complet
ing his .second term. He is an in
surance salesman for Sturdivant
Life Insurance Company. He is
active in p:ast Gold Sticct Wes-
hwan .Methodist church. He is
married (o the former Marie
' Ht>we and they are paionls of
five (hildren. They have four
Mrs. Walker, the former M:xude
Rliea, was oleett'd to succeed lier
late husband, O .O. Walker, last
April, who would have complet
ed his second term had he livc'd
until May. Mrs. Walker is a na
tive of Kings Mountain. She is ac
tive in Kings Mouniain Baptist
Guirch. Older of Eastei*n Star,
Ihe Woman’s club, and the A-
merican Legion Auxiliary, She
lias one dau.ghter, .Mrs. JoAnn
MiDaniel, and a granddaughter,
Both Mr. Ellison and Mr. King,
in filing statements, said they
wanted to see the c(jmpIetioa of
nunuu’ous projects begun duvin.i?
their terms of offfice. Mr. Ellison
said he had been involved in the
water juojecl bus'ness since 1952
and wanted to Si‘e the fruition of