Greater Kings Mountain 21,914
City Limits (1966 Census) 8,256
City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9300
Th« Gteut«r Klog* Mountaio llguT*> ig tferivtd from tb«
ipccial United Slates Bureau ol the Ceneug report o
lonuary 1866. ond Includeg the 14.990 population o
Number 4 Townghtp. ond the remaining 6.124 froa
Number S Townghip. in Cleveland County and Crowder*
Mountcdn Townghip In Gogton County.
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VOL 81 No. 10
Kings Mountoin's Reliable Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, March 6, 1969
PRICE TEN CENTS
Condemnations Ordered; Contract Signings Tuesday
CA.L!L€fr UMITED MtTiiODtST CtiURCH
Kt>lC% M C , H*C‘
PROPOSED GALILEE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Galilee Church One Re-Zoning
Ground Is Broken
HONORED*^ C. P. Barry wos
honored on his 2Sth anniversary
with Durham Life Insurance
Company at a dinner Thursday
'i'he Gastonia Staff of The Dur
ham Life Insuianco Company
honored C. P. Barry at a dinner
at Helen’s Restaurant in Besso-
Galiloe United Melhociist church
broke j^round for a $S0,000 church
, plant Sunday morning. |
I It will be erected on a three '
! acre tract on paved state road
! 22S9, Kings Mountain Lake road,
just off York Road thrt*e miles
southeast of the city.
The now building will contain
approximately 7,(KX) square feet ]
of space, 4.600 feet on the upper i
Itwel (onsisting of narthex. sanc
tuary, chancel, choir room, pas
tor’s study and three classrooms. |
The lower floor of the propos- :
ed structure will consist of 2,5001
feet of floor space and will in-'
elude a nursery and four class
rooms, a kitchen, equipment room
and bathrooms. Two of the class*i
rooms on the i pper level will,
□pen to expand the sanctuaryi
and three of the classrooms ad |
joining the kitchen open up to
form a 1200 s(|uare feet fellow '
ship hall or recreation room.
The building, or>;ina!ly de
signed* of masonry and prestress-
By MARTIN HARMON
The city commission is cxpec*
ed to sign contracts Tuesday with
suctessful bidfiers on the Buffa
lo Crc<*k water project.
Alayor John Henry Moss said
the a ;en:la item will read “con-
‘sideidlion of execu‘ing contracts
with successful bidders on the
Kings Mountain water jiroject.”
Inclusion of the i;em means
that the Depar ment of Housing
and Uiban Development, partici
pating ia the piojcct witli a
$4.Vi,000 grant, has concurred in
'the ciy commission’s tcmtalive
’ A pre-construction conference
was held here Tuesday afternoon,
with the successful bidders, Col.
W. K. Dickson, city engjne<>r and
members of iiis stalf. Mayor
Moss, City Clerk Joe McDaniel,
Jr., and Public Works Superin
tendent Grady Yel.on participat
Once contracts are signed and
“proceed" instructions given, the
several contractors will lx? work
ing against a 360-<iay ronstruc-
‘ion schedule. Penalty for over
time on the general contractor is
S.aOO per day. and lesser amounts
lor other contractors.
The city has available for the
Low bids on cons'ruction total
S2.4s5,T57. with the remainder a
vailablc for land acquisition, en
gineering fees, legal and adminis
Buf alo Creek will become
Killed In Vietnam
A Blast Fatal
^ To KM Sailor
By MARTIN HARMON
P'ivo condemnation actions —
one of them friendly — will be
bnmgh* by the city to obtain
land required in the 1618-acre
Buffalo Creek lake water pro-
actions may be
KILLED IN ACTION — C3/2
Charlie Melvin Ellison, 25, was
killed in action in the War in
Vietnam February 27th.
North Carolina statutes pro
vide that agc’ni'ies <.t governmen*
and legulatc.i pu'olic utiiiti(*s may
'ac(iune prop-eiiy lor necessary
The city zoning commission, in
mee in.g Tliursday. recommend
ed ro-zoning from residential
area a lot on Slater .street, buf
declined to recommend a similar
rtHjucst for the lot a* the north
; corner o; Battlegrouml avenue
: and Wells street.
Kred W. Plonk, chairman, a pe-
; tition signed by a largo number ^
of Wells stree citizens objected foe
to the n*-zoning rea..ested by ^ ^ * •. /UxfnnH mt
and Roger Conner. A treatment p ant of four mi - Vf
' The Conners (nniemplatol Cloik. of.,Couit I au
buikliil, of a lire recapping f’** constructed, along with mil-
plant. 'The petition con'ended 11°" ^^1 on storage capacily.
thal noise and air polution would The plan is designed for easy
result and constituted a nuisance.,
L(’sTr Roark, of Shelby, had
lake, from a point about 50;) funciif)ns liy c-i>ndeninatioM umler
yaids noiib of SR 2033. with anjnhercnt ri.ght oi imminent do-
84-foot high dam, approximately main
wide and 200-foot spill-
I'lxler 'hese staiut<‘.<. the city
will enter con iemnation action
Sgt. Paul A.
Seism has received the Bronze
Star while serving in Vietnam.
Sgt. Paul Seism |
Wins Bronze Stai
mcr City on Thur.sday night, at ed concrete, has been revised to
7 p.m. The occasion was to celo frame construction and brick ve-
bra'.e his 25th year with llio com noer. Total bids cxc-oeded $SO,000.
pany. including sanctuary furnishings.
Mr. and Mrs. Barry were pro- Air conditioning is being omit-
sinted a silver bread'tray by his, ted but can he added later a
16cal associates. spokesman said. The church plans
Soventwn people were present, to erect tho complete structure
including Mr. and Mrs. W. G. but only finish and furnish the
Smith and Mr. and Mrs. William sanctuary and chancel at pres-
P. Anthony of Kings Mountain. cnt. Other areas will be complet-
The Durham Life Insurance od as funds become available, a
Company of Raleigh, will honor church spokesman said. An in
Mr. and Mrs. Barry with a trip to tensive fiimi-raising is underway a night patrol nez.
Virginia Beach the we<'k of June for $15,060 to complete the build- of Tom Ky when his position
26th. While there they will at- ing. '■vas attacked by an enemy force
tend the annual Presidents’ Club Rev. T. A. Powell of Shelby isi®^ undetermined size.
Comention of tlie company at pastor of the church, and Clyde citation read that “Al-
tlio Cavalier Hotel, Virginia Adams is chairman of the build- thou'^h severely wounded by ene-
Beach, Viiginia. Mr. Barry will ing committee. Fred Simmons is grenade fragments and
he awarded a watch at that time, architect for the pro.ject, E. Har- ^ gi,„shot iwound, Sgt. Seism sentative W
Mr. Barry joinc.1 the company vey Rogers is general contractor,, defensive
requested the Slater street re-
zoning. Chairman Plonk said no
objections were raistnl.
The recommendations go to
the city !)oard of commissioners
Ward 6 Member
A 24-inch wa'er main will Ix'
installed from the treatment
plant and laid along U. S. High-
will appoint a tlirep-man^ apprais
al team. (The Cieik, usually, will
ask the (•it.\‘ and defendan* to
name one eacli, with Ihe two to
a^rce on a third appoiniet*.'
Tile appraisal commit toe musi
repor‘ witliin ten days. After re-
way 74 to connect with the pres- of the finding, the cii>
ent ci'y system. The contract places in escrow with the Cleik
specifies more than seven miles'amount^ »>! the app-iai.sal
By MARTIN HARMON
It’s at least serrri-officiai.
of 24-inch pipe, as w ell as smaller
sizes for lateral lines.
Tickets On Sale
Kings Mountain Rotary club
members are selling tickets for
a pancake supper to bo held
March 14th from 5 until S:30 p.
Defendant and plain'iff have
right to appeal the finding to
Superior CoiTt. if eiiher or both
are not satisfied.
In a condemnation action in
19.54, ‘he city was dissatisfied
with the appraisal team’s find
ing an.! appealed it. Subsecjuent-
Iv. defendant c*ounier-sued.
Alter a detailed i*eport on land
a« quisif ion progress Monday
night, the ci’y commission vote<i
unanimously to proceed with the
(\S 2 Charlie Melvin Ellison, five condemnation actions.
25. was killed in action in Viet- Property to be acquired “ac-
nam Fcbniary 27lh, his parents, cording to the s alutos of the
Mr. and .Mrs. Ervin Ellison, have Slate of North Carolina’’, as the
been notified. formal motion by Commissioner
Funeral arrangem<*nts an* in- r. J. Kllison. seconded by Mrs.
complete, pending arrival of the O. O. Walker, reads, includes:
body from Vk'inam. Harris F-'u- li Buford D. Cline land,
neral Home is in charge of ar- 2t Coleman W. Goforth land,
rangemenis. 3l Ambrose B. Cline land.
'Phe Kings .Mountain man was 4i John D. Cline land, includ-
member of a .Navy crew on a ing his home, which when the
YKU-Ts barge in Danang, Viet- lake is complete will bo 14 feet
nam. The barge*, load<‘d with am- under wa*er.
munition, was ro(kctc*d by enemy The friendly action will be a-
attack and demolishcl The gainst Mrs. Lola B. Howell,
young man’s body was found in guardian of four minor children,
ilu* water next to the pier, his to clear title, monetary arrange-
brother, a Marine. Alvin Elli- menis being agreeable, site ne-
son, of Cherry Point, said the gotiators report,
family was informed. Both bro* Ac‘ions may be brou.:ht a-
thers solved tours of duty in gainst Gaymont Construction
Vietnam. Company, of Charlotte, purchas-
.A Kings Meiuntain native*, born er at auvtion in Decemlwr 1967
Novemben* 16, 1913. Ellison at- eif the J. B. Peirter preiperly, and
tende*d Kings Mountain high .Shelby Reai'y Company.
sc hfK)l and joined the Navy in Gaymemt wants reimbursement
' December 1960. He was assign- at the price per acre it paid,
ed to Vietnam duty last May. .o- while the city has offerwl the
ing overseas from the Naval Air “before taking’’ acreage priee.
Station in Memphis. Tennessee. Shelby Realty wan's to employ
H<‘ was a member of Ea.st Gold one of eleven islands near its
Stivet Wesleyan Methodist property to build an isthmus. The
chiu-ch, of Millington, Tenn. Elli- city has declined to agree,
son’s wife, the former Barbara Lake Frontoge
Williams, whom he married in Dennis Fox, of W. K. Dickson
Memphis in December 1967, sur- Company, who. Col. Dixon an-
vives, along iwith his parents, of nounccxl Wednesday, will be resi-
Kings Mountain; four brothers, dent engin<‘or on the Kings Moun-
James Thomas, and Doyle Elli- tain water projec*, told the corn-
son, all of Kings Mountain, and mission the tour property awn-
Alvin Ellison of the U. S. Marino ers against whom condemnation
Corps. Cherry Point; five sisters, action was authorized, will have
Mrs. Ed Thrift and Mrs. Gene large amounts of lake frontage
Cooke, both of Shelby; Mrs. after lands for *he lake are pro-
I'om Grant of Kings Mountain, vided. He listed these as:
Mrs. Wayne Goforth of Grover; ]i Buford D. Cline, 19,400 feet,
and Mrs. David Kilgore of Spar-j
tanburg, S. C.
HUD To Get
Final PHA Plans
The city board of commission- rn. at B & B Restaurant,
ers, at a special mec'ing Monday: Club members are advertising'
night, authorized engineering the promotion as al' you can eat
Sgt. Paul A. Seism, son of Mi*, surveys orf the newly annexed of buttermilk pancakes and Clar-
and Mrs. Raymond A. Seism, has soutliwest area of the city in an-: erne Plonk sausage* for $1.25.
been decorated with the Bronze ticipating of obtaining General Children plates aie 75 cents.
Star while serving in V'^ictnam. Assembly enac'ment of a charier Proceeds from the supper ben-
....TYiTvnnfiiniT'^itiendment to create a sixth poli*; efit the various projects of the
• X village 'if*'' '''««* ''if’ ^ ward civic dub.
Sgt. Seism was
Feb. 21, 1944. After being dis- Fred M. Troutman is electrical:
The surv’cy report is scheduled
to be completed Thursday and
the (ommission will hold a spe
cial mee ing Friday night at 6
o’clock to formally retiuest Sen-
itor Jatk H. White and Repre-'
K. Mauncy, Jr., to
introduce the legislation.
Low Bond Bid
2» Coleman W. Goforth, 15,280
3t Ambrose H. Cline, 8,790 feet.
H John D. Cline, 5,076 feet.
Engineer Fox reported as of
.Monday night tha‘ of 62 tracts
(from one-tenth acre to 100
1 acres» deeds were in hand for 44
The Department of Housing tracts or 71 p(*rcent of the num-
and Urban Development will re- her. Of 50 owners, 37 ’■•ave been
coivo for review Thursday final dealt with, or 74 p<*rcen‘.
and lumpleh* plans and specifica- However, the deeds in hand
lions for Kings Mountain’s 150- represent only 64S acres of the
Hal Glass, fifth grader at Park unit low-rent liousing projec*-. required.
Grace school, is winner of Park Thomas W. Harper, direclor,
Grace school's annual spelling said he had been infoi*med by The Thirteen
Kings Mountain Public Housing A. A. .‘^aigent. of Atlanta, vice-
Son of Mr. and 5Irs. Harold Authority’s architects. Tomberlin president of Coates Field Service.
Glass, he will participate in tlio & Associates, of Atlan'a, that the ePy’s site negotiators, gave
city-wide sp<*lling bee on March the completed work will go to run-down on the 13 remaining
2l>th. Winner of the city-wide ]iUD tOvlay.
event will compete in the Char- Mr. Harper said the arcliitcets
lotte Observer-sponsored regional tiope it will he possible 'o issue
bp<' which awards a trip to Wash bid invitations late this month,
ington. D. C. for the national fin- —
A syndicate including North als.
. - ^ Carolina National Bank. Domi- The oral contest was held Fri-
' chatved from Ilia U. S. Army Sijj- contractor. Paul Auten is plumb-^ dJcSlLdotv ,,S«bscquonlly. as requirod by nick & Dominick. luc.. and Met - dtt.v. Ton students advan.'od to
nal Corp, he was assicnod to the ing contractor. Stone Heating & shin iiis men succeeded in roDcil d'e commission, at ■ * rill Lynch, Pierce, Fennel, and the finals
Kings Mountain area wiiere he Air Conditioning was low bidder Tnemv with a minimal''Tr'’'’ ""n '.7 ".'"Smith «as low bidder I'cesday Glass ,s a pupil ot Mrs.
Top emmy vviin a minimum (.yp formally the biennial city on $3,oo(),')00 Mountain Glee E. Brnlges and Richard
amount of^ loss of lives and board of education elections,, water bonds a' an average inter- Greene,
equipment.’’ , adojitiiig tlie ordiiunce setting! est rate of 5.2S02 percent. " ~
is presently employed. On the air conditioning contract
5Ii*. and 51rs. Barry live al 217 Pews ami furnishings will be in-
Fulton Street and are members stalled by Carrikor Church Fur-
of Bethany A.R.P. Church wliere niture Co.
Mr. Barry is an elder and Sun- The building is expected to be
day School Superintendent. He
has been a member of Kings
Mountain Lions club for 22 years.
Tax Vote Group
Continued On Page Six
Mrs. Nolle \V. Riser. East
Sv'hool teacher and wife of M.
H. Riser, was discharged from
the local ho.spitnl Wednesday
and continues to re<*uperate at
Sgt. Seism’s address: Company
D, Isl Battalion, .52nd Infantry,
19Sth Infantry Brigade.
Heindon "Thinking"; Mrs. Lynch,
Mullinax Consider Race In Ward 2
Grady K. Howartl, administra
tor of Kings Mountain hospital.
By MARTIN HARMON several administrations on her
Tlu* city political candidalo lis‘ desire to see Kings Mountain
rcnKiincd constant at five during: fluoridate the ci'y water supply
the past \ve('k, though political; as a dental cxinservation mcas-
was appointed chairman of the conversa'ion increased somew'hal ure.
Kings Mountain school district volume. 1 Secondly, ^Irs. Lynch said, she 'V ^^!'**‘*
*ax ro'erondum liason committee, incumhH'iit city coinmis-: wo-i Id seek scrapping of the vvaixl ^ *
by the Kings Mountain board of sioners have paid their filing'system with a return to “sweep
education on Monday night. fees. I stakes" elec'ions. “I like Mr.
Mr. Howard will head a steer-: q'bere was no groat increase in|Buldix,’’ Mrs. Lynch said, “but,
in.g committee to work with sim-,tbii number or rumored candi-'you sec, if I offer I must run a-
ilar committees from the Bholby, though Jerry Mullinax was gainst him.”
knd county districts ‘o proniolo reported to ha\e told friends he! James E. Herndon, .Ir.. was;
passage of the May 24 school would “definKely” offer in Ward'asked if he will seek a second
supplement referendum. Ilis com- 2. six-year tenn on the hoard of;
niiltcH* will b<‘ composi'd of 'W0| Also in Ward 2, Mrs. Haywood education. “I’m thinking about;
fcpre.sentatives from each of the r. Lynch, second woman to serve it," was Mr. Hc'rndon’s rojily.
10 schools of the dislrict. An- and fir.st to be elect('d to the School board Chairman Georgy
Xiounccmont of commit ees will Kings Mountain hoard of eduia- H. Mauney's ‘erm is also expir-
b** made when all arc contacted tion, sai l she had been consider- ing.
and a:re<» to s<*rve. irt^ offeri’ig for the city tommi.s- Mayor John Henry Moss, oh-;
. Moa* mm'h of a 50-cent st hools sion pos' to which W, S. Biddix viously running, said lu* would
^ fiuprlcment will be I wicd in the! seeks rc-el<*ction. consider filing aflei* the final de-
f Kings Mountain distrii* if the .Mrs. Lynch said she had two tails on Ilu* water project are
' levy authorization is apiH’ovc<l in principal reasons for considering complete,
y (Continued On Page SixJ Mhc race*, one being inaction by
the election da e 1 May 15) nam
ing election officials, designating Wachovia Bank and Associates
voting places, and setting forth ^)ld 5.3307 and First Union Na-
the other formalities required. tional Bank and Associates
On advice of Ern(*s' Bell, coun- 5.4651.
sel for the North Carolina
Lc?agiu* of Municiiialitic's, deci
sion was made to create a new
vvat-rt within the vonfim..s of tho G,.p,.,„horo v a r i o u s • purpose
bonds at 5.10074 percent.
Another North Carolina Na
tional Bank syndica'e was also
low bidder of . .6,2.50,000 City of
Miss Odessa Black, 68, Succumbs,
Was Teacher Here Quarter Century
newly anne.xed ai'oa oiily. |
Thi's the only “new” registra '
tion of vo ers will be in Ward 6. In another bidding receiv«*d by
Detision lias not been indicated Local Government Commis-
on Ward 6 voting place, though; sion $196,000 Wayne Couni>
it is considered likely Kings (county seat Goldsboro* wcni ‘o
Mountain high school will be' Branch Banking & Trust Corn-
owners with whom the city must
With three it is a matter of
legal pap<'r work for ‘he threo
ai-e donating their properties *o
the city. These are U. L. Patter-
.son, donating tracts of 56.65 and
23.18 acres; Jean Schenck. do-
na‘ing a tract of 16.4 acres; and
Virgil McIntyre, donating a tract
of 6.9 acres. (Deed is in hand
from Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins Mor
rison for their proi)ort.v, of which
14 aces was a peicentage gift to
The o 'her ten include the five
on which condemnation was or
dered, the Shelby Realty and
Gaymont Construction property
D Dover Mills property on
which a use agreement is in pro-
Kings Mountain high l>cing draiwn:
more than 25 years,' Luther Hoyle property on
Funeral rites for .Miss CXlessa
Black, 6S. retired KiTY^s Moun
tain schoolteacher who taught
Tickets On Sale
Foi C Oi C Banquet
'Pickets are on sale at the of
fice of the Kings Mountain
Chamber of Commerce at the
•Bus Terminal for the annual
C of C banquet to be iield on
Monday, March 17th, at 7 p.m.
at the Amoriean Legion Hall.
-Mrs. Paul Williams, secre
tary, reminded that deadline
reservations is Wednesday.
Plans for the affair are well
underway and are being head
ed up i)y Gene Timms, presi
; pany at 5.2123 percent.
Mayor John Henry Moss was
in Raleigh for the bid opening
' and signed acieptance of the low
In a statemen' to the press fol
lowing th<» bid opening, North
; Carolina National Bank said
yields on tlu* City of Greensboro
issue, ranging from four to 5.10
' percent in 1998. reprc.s<*nt lh<‘
highes' tax ext'mpi ben(*fit for
#iveslors in AA bonds in North
I Carolina since the Civil War.
Yields on the A-ralod City of
Kings MiHintain bonds range
, from 1.1 p(‘rccnt in 1970 to 5.J
p<*r(enl in 1996.
The Wayiu* County Ixmds ma-
, lure in 1982.
woro hold Saturday at 2 p.m. ‘ agroomorf ha* boo:i rcacli-
from l'ir.st Bapti.st church of ‘“'I- 'T'l’a problem tioiv i.< a pro-
B('s.s<*mer City. P^'i’ty line <Iispute betwi*en Mr.
Rev. A. A. Bailev, assisted hv Hoyle and his neighbor.
Dr. Paul Auslev of Kings Moun- Carpentor-Austell property,
tain, officiated ^at the final rites.'\vith only minor disagreements
Interment was in Kings Moun- harrnonizod. iNOTI.: Since
.tain’s Bethlehem Baptist church Monday night, deed for the Car*
cemoi(*rv. pen’er-Austell property, the bulk
Miss Black died early Friday in uf <*am site, has Ijoea obtain-
Kings Mountain hospital after
declining liealth for some time.
She retired in 1967 after 46 years
in the teaching profession.
She iwas a native of Stanls
Mayor John Henry .Moss noted,
after the commission’s condem
nation action, that the ci*y has
SUCCUMBS—Mis.s Odessa Black
died Friday. Funeral rites for
the former Kings Mountoin
school teacher were held Sotur-
day afternoon from Bessemex
City's First Baptist church.
county and the daughter of tlu* tlim* registered appraisals on
late br. Charles J. and Anne the proiH'itios of Buford Cline,
Black. [Coleman Goforth. Ambrose CUnc
A graduate of Oxford <(>leg<‘, aiul John D. Cline.
Miss Black also studied at Wakej Frank Hoyle, of Cherryville.
Forest University, tlie University| North Carolina regis'ered ap-
of Viivinla. tlie Universiiy of praiser who set “before taking’’
North Carolina and Api»alachian and “after tahing” values on all
.Slate Universiiy. She had taught the pi\>pt‘rties, outlined the sev.
( Coatiantd On Poge Six . c'onfhiHcd On Pogt: Six