Greater Kings Mountain 2I,9M
City Limits (1966 Census) 8|256
City Limits (Estimate 1968)
The Craatcr HiDgs MoudioId (Igiiro U derired liom tlM
•pecial UnitPd .States Bureau ol the Census report o
lemuary 1966. and includes the 14.990 population o
Number 4 Township, and the remaining 6.134 Iroa
Number 5 Town.'hip. in Cl*‘veland County and Crowder*
T«>wTiship In Coston County.
VOL. 81 No, 22
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, May 29, 1969
PRICE TEN CENTS
HUD Approves 50 Leased Housing Units For PHA
Mrs. Walker Run-Off Winner, 703 To 432
KM Lake Work
Site Near Ready
AWARDED BRONZE STAR —
Speciolist Four Hobart M. Met-
cali has been awarded the
Brenze Stai for heroism in Viet-
Work was proircdiriK at fast
pace this work at the King Moun
tain Lake site on Buffitlo Creek.
Oraciing of site for the four-
million gallon treatment plant
was virtually complete and work
Tliore is no question of the i
I city’s power of eminent do-
main in acciuiring property for
the Kings Mountain Lake. Sen
ator Jack White, also cit^ at-
; torney said Wednesday. The
eminent domain or condemna-
lion authority is clearly con
veyed in (lenoral Statute 160-
205, he declared, and under Ar
ticle 2 Chapter 40 on eminent
domain. Several actions have
been filed to acquire lake site
A Kings Mountain s^M•vll‘^»man,^
Si ecialist Four II. M. .Metcalf, is
r<‘cipient of the Bronze Star for
heroism in Vietnam.
lie is the .son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ilooait M. Metcalf.
His citation read: “For iKM'oism,
ill connection with military oper
ations against a hostile force, ' x- /■ .u '
Specialist Four Metcalf distin- was underway on a portion of the,
guislu’d himself by heroic actions mammoth dam which will im-
on March It), lf)r>9, while serving P^>und Buffalos water,
with A Troop. 3rJ Sciuadron, 4th Dennis Fox. rcsklent engineer.
Cavalry, in the Republic of Viet said a portion of the dam is bt?-
nam. VVhile in their night laager ing started on property the city
position. A Troop came under in- has aciiuirtKl.
t(*nse fire from an <‘Stimated bat- He further estimated that from
Uilion si'/cxl enemy force. With 75 to SO percent of the project,
(ConCinucd On Pof/e Sixi fContinncd On Pntje Su’^
Cansler Uiban Renewal Project
Under Review, Broyhill Reports
The Mayor said IT. S. Senators
Everett Jordan and Sam Bivin
arc urging approval.
Mr. Broyhill also told the
.Mayor that the posloffice depart-j
mont is investigating Kings Moun
tain’s needs for additional post-
Mr.. Broyhill’s letter follows:
' “I appreciate your i*ecGnt cor
respondence and your information
about the plans for Kings Moun
tain. Certainly. I share your en
thusiasm over the growth and
progress of the city and I com-
i mend you and the other city of-
I (ConUnuvd on Paift G)
U. S. Representative James T
Hi'oyhill has informed Mayoi
John Henrv .Moss that the appli
c-iution for the Cansler Street Ur
ban lionewal project is being “ac
tively reviewed” by the Housing
and Urban Development depart
ment in Washin gton.
'The application is for a plan
ning gran! of S143,2G3 and a pro
ject grant of $1,470,20S.
R\n. Broyhill, meantime, com-
mentled the city for responding
to grow'th “with forward policies
Mayor Moss said he is inviting
the Congre-ssman to visit Kings
*Mountaiii to inspect the Cansler
DELEGATES — Tim Oates, top«
and Charles Easley. )r>. will
represent Otis D. Green Post 155,
American Legion at Tar Heel
Boys' State June 15-21 in Wins
Tim Oates and Charles (Chuck)'
,W. Easley, Jr., rising seniors at.
Kinijs Mountain high school, are
delegates to Tar Heel Boys’ State
from Otis D. Green Post 155
Boys’ Stale will convene June
15-21 on the campus of Wake
Forest University in Winston Sa
Oates, who expects to study law
(Cvntinuvd On PUfje HixJ
Kings Mountain citizens Tues-,
I day re elected Ward 5 Commis-
1 sioner Mrs. O. O. Walker, return
; ing to City Hall all incumbents
I for tlie next two years,
i Other members of the Moss
i Administration and the only new
.face on the board Jim Dickey;
I from new-Ward 6, were elected'
j in the biennial election May I3lh.
j Mrs. Walker will be sworn b>
• Magistrate Lee Roberts in oath
taking ceremonies Thursday i to
day i at 10 a.m. ii^ the courtroom
of City Hall.
In Tuesday’s run ■ off - where
I 1.13S citizens went to the polls—
! .Mrs. Walker took G1 percent of
i the vote, leading in all wards e.v
1 cept Ward 6 where she trailed
Charles E. Ballard nine voles.
In the May 13lh election, a
I three-way contest between the
1 incumbent and Challengers Bal-
: lard and Dick Shaney, Mrs. Walk-
[ er took 47 percent of the vote,
' failing by 3S votes to obtain a
I majority. She again led the field
j in Wards 1-5.
i The final totals Tuesday were:
! Walker, 703; Ballard, 432.
Maude Rhea Walker is the first
woman to serve on the city com
mission in the city’s 95 year his-
! tory. She was serving on appoint-
j menl, completing her iatc hus
band's term. j
Mr, Ballard, Lithium Corpora-!
tion personnel manager, entered|
the political arena for the first
time this spring. In the May 13th
election he .garnered 547 votes
while Walker swept the field with
I 790 and Shaney received 316.
Mother; Two Sons
Of Ten Gets
MRS. HOWARD WARE
John A. Noisier of Kings Moun-,
lain, a senior at Davidson college,!,
has beem recognized as a Dis-|
tinguished Military Student iDM-,
S) for 196vS69 by thf? college’s.
Reserve Officers Training Corps
! The designation reeugnizos “out-!
standing (luaiiFes of leadership!
and high moral conduct, a difin-!
ite aptitude and interest for mili
tary service," plus high academic
standings and leadership in cam
pus and civic activities, according
to Col. Frederick B. Outlaw, head
of the ROTC department at Dav-|
Neisler is a son of Mr. and^
P. M. Neisler, Jr., of Kings Moua-i
'Fliis coniincnctMiu'nt season is
a bu.'^y time and particularly lot
the lioward Ware housclioUl in
'I'lierc will be three .graduations
in the Ware family tliis week, all
from different institutions, topped
off by -Motlier Martha who joins
j her two sons, Pete, who finishes
Friday at Kings .M(nnitaiii higli
I sehool. and Tonnic. who grad
nates June 6 from Apiialachian
State Uni\ei'sity. by rct-oiving hci-
sheepskin fiom Gaston college.
I Not .so unusual? But consid<‘i
Mrs. Martha IPniidon Wan* is
mother of sev(*n a grand
m6ther 10 limes.
Sandwiched bel AC(*n her house
hold duties and final exams of
lu'r t>wn this wt'ok, Mrs. Ware
has found lime to iron a gi'ad-
uatioii rolM“ for her youngest s«ni
and one for lier.selt. In tlie aiidi
ence Sunday when she receives
her <iiploma will he pioiicl bus
band, Howai.l. a Southern Rail
way fireman for 2s years, their
seven children and 10 grandehil-
dren, and a number of Tamils
memliers ineluding lier mother,
Mrs. P. I). Herndon.
Mrs. Ware admits to m.tking
and accepting her aw-n elialieng*
before entering Gaston. "I wanted
to know if a (^'I'son g(*ts t()o old
to learn anJ can y<Hi leai-li an
. ohi dog new trii-ks."
i lU*!' answer is a resoundin.
!“yes". With a beaming smile she
'confidently says. “I cJimbed <mi
Citntiniud On Si.r
laycees To Sell
Light Bulbs Friday
Kings Mountain Ja.scec.s will
eonduel tlicir annual sale of light
bulbs Friday night from 6 un*il
! Bob Myers, projoi-l chairman,
said that proceeds from the sale
will help Kpon.sor tlu Jaycei* Lit
tle League basohall team and
tuher upeornin J Jaycee cummun
PRESIDENT — Clint Rankin.
Kings Mountain banker, has
been elected president of the
newly • organized Kings Moun
tain Little Theatre for the com
Kings Mountain Little Theatre,
re-organized liy Knigs Mountain
w<nnen's clubs red'iilly. lias elivl-,
ed a Kings Mountain banker,<
Clint Rankin, as presivienl.
Mr. Rankin is associated with
First Unioti Naii<»nal Hank.
Otlier new oflicers are Mrs.'
Robert Cox, via*-pi esident: Miss
Klizabetli Antlumy. .MN-retary; and
Dr. P. G. Padgi'ti, I I't'asurer. Di-
r(*('tors are Mik<‘ l-'oii](*y, Mrs.
Nan Jean Grant. Mrs. Lawrence
Patrick, Mrs. M. A. Ware. Mrs.
Roots M-Daniel, an<i -Mrs. Fred
Mrs llayw<»od K. Lym-h was
eliairman <d the nominating com
'I'he giinij) \oted to meet ciuar-
P'rly-ihird rhin sdaysin February.
May. August and Novemb(*r and
to present the play, “The Curious
Savage", by John Patrick, this
((Unitiniml On Six)
PHA To Lease;
Sroyhill Reports ^
By MARTIN HARMON
'fenlh <iistrict F. .*<. Ri'prescnta-
tive JaiiK's 'P. Broyhill W<*dnesday
aft<*rni»on notified Mayor Jolin
Henry Moss and Tliomas W. liar
per, dir<*cior of Kings Moiint-ain
Puidic IPuising. Inc., that the De
partment of Housing a:id Urban
De\»*lopment has ai)provecl appli-
(ation lor 5n l(*ased housing units
for low* income families.
3'he fift\ units will include ten
particularly (U'.-'igncd f<ir the
elderly, incliuling ten onc-bedroom
units, 21) iwoberlroom units, 16
tiiree-hodroom units, and four
'Phe li'Hscil hou.sing pvogi am is
in addition to the .5i)-unit project
for wiiich bids are to be n*ceiv<.»d
TIu* leased housing program
was includi'd in the public hous
ing bill adopted by the U. S. Con
gress during the summer of 196S.
Under tliis pK^rani the Hous
ing Assjstaiici* Allministration of
HUD subsidi/os nmtals between
tile amount families could (jualify
■to pay lor conventional public
liousing and the leas<*.l cost.
Maiiitenaiiie and repair are the
responsibility of the lessor, not
the Public Housing Authority.
Ml. Harper said the leased
dwelling units v|ill ho wnsiructed
in \arious ai'<*as of the city and
that se\i'ral builders have ex-
jircsscd inti'.est in tlie project,
estimated to cost SJOO.OOO.
Mayor .Moss said he W'as pi(*as-
' cd t«> learn of the grant approv
al. He.noted that at least 24
housing units, tdght on Cansler
street and 16 on Poplar Court are
.sche.luled for i .izing. “.Many more
sub .-standai<i and dcielicl resi
dences should he,” ho added.
'riu* Mayor said U. S. Senators
Sam Ervin and Everett Jordan
supportdi* tile application.
16 Receiving College Diplomas,
Bachelor oi Divinity ioi Bundy
A nunilK'r o[ Kings Mountain
area >lu*lt‘nts are ns-eiving dc-
gri'cs from colUgt*s and universi-
li(*s iliis nuuilli.
Ui\e Ki'igs MciunKiiii students
rc.-civcd tlieii’ ilcgrces May I9lh
f)t*ni la'noii- Khsne enilcge at
Th(\\ are Mc>. Matgaici l.ogan
House;-, wife of It.ni U.mst'r, who
iccei\cil her degi-ce n m-imary
c'lutaiion; I.vnda \nn Maurcy.
daeght(‘r of Mr. and Mis. ttcthge
11 M-iuncy. who recoi' od hei de
gree in grammar grade e<lura-
lion: Hubert Krautli .Methnnis,
sun of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert .Me-
Giiiiiis, wlio iLccivcd ins degree
in pliNsical (xlucatioii and heaUli;
Susan F(*rguson Plonk, daughter
of -Mr. ami Mrs. Fred W. Plonk,
who received lier dc gret* in mu
sic and .Samuel Robert SulH*r, III,
who rt*v-i'ived )iis B..S. tiegrcM? in
'I'Ik* I., - R ctnnnieiue:nent atl
ih'css was i»resen1e I by Congress
man James '1'. Broyhill of I.e-
iMiir, Tenth C»mgression.il Dis
trict representative to the North
Carolina Congress. The gradua
tion was the 7St)i for the Luther
an institutio-i founded in 1S91.
(Lirdnor-Wehl) College granted
he Associate in Arts L^egree tQ
CuntinuLd On Payv !Stx