Greater Kings Mountain 21,914
..'Limits (1966 Census) 8,256
City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9300
Grtattr Ktagt Mountcaa U^ura la derlvad Irom tba
•pacial Unitad States Bureau of the Census report O
loQuary 1966. and Includes tbe 14.990 population o
NumlMr 4 Township, and the remalntng 6.124 Iron
Numbai $ Township, to Clereland County and Crowdor*
«- To^.Qiihle In Gaston County. _
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 81 No. 29
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, July 17, 1969
PRICE TEN CENTS
CBD Renewal Problem: Match Grant, Cost Estimate
County Tax Rate
Up Eight Cents
Tax Is Same
Sa&IRites On Tuesday
For H W. Gamble
Tlio county commission Mondaj ;
adopIeU tentatively a S5.4 miHioi
budget and raised the county-wide
aJvalorem tax rate to $1.28 per,
SlOO valuation, up eight cents
( over the year ending June 30. '
Kings Mountain school district
residents tax will be $1.60 per SUX)
I valuaiion, due to 32 cents in spe-.
(ial taxes, including 20 cents op-
ciational supplement, and 12
vents for debt service. The school
district tax is the same rate pre
vailing last year. |
Debt service covers the year’s]
amorti;£ation of the $1,300,(X>0 in;
bonds voted to build the Kings ^
Mountain high school. |
Prior payments have cut the
original total to ST.iO.OOO. ^
Of the $1.2S county-wide levy,
schools will claim 61.5 cents, di
vided among tire three school dis
tricts on a per pupil basis at 32
cents for current expense (.p
tiiiee cents) anl 20 cents for cap-,
jfaj outlay The remaining 9.5,
(cnts will be for bond amortiza-
Increased appropriations are for
the sheriff’s department, welfare
department administration, spe*
W , jal appropriations
$15,000 for Kings Mountain Hos
American Legion Post 155 Aux-1
iliary has received a department
citation of special commendation,
and Mrs. Orangrcl Jolly, member-]
ship chairman, has received a de
partment membership certificate
anJ a national citation for meri
torious service as membership ^
‘hairman for 1969.
Mrs. Jolly, who,servod as mem- j
borship chairman last year, is
he newly-installed president of,
he auxiliary succeeding Mrs.
John H. Moss.
The national citation recogniz
ed Mrs. Jolly “for service in car
rying forward the national pro.
gram by January 31, 1969 of the
American Lcr^ion Auxiliary, by
enrolling a 1969 membership
ecjual 01- exceeding the member
ship goal set by the department
of North Carolina. The certificate
wa-s signed by .Mrs. Estella Han-
ell, national president, and
Doris Anderson, national secre-1
The state meml)ership certifi-i
cate slates that the Auxiliary, be ]
cause it has oxceedej its mem
bership quota, will b<.‘ enrolled on'
*he Honor Roll of the American i
Legion Auxiliary, Department of^
North Carolina. i
The department citation for
meritorious service reads: ‘This
i is to certify that Otis D. Green,
1 Unit No. 1.55 D<*partmcnt of North
Carolina merits spcvial commend-i
To Fazmei. 93
I Funeral rites for Henry Wilson
I Gamble, 93, retired farmer of the
El Bethel community, were hel<l
Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. from
El Bethel United Methodist
PRESIDENT — Ray Holmes has
been installed as president of
the Kings Mountain Lions club
for the coming yeoi.
Lions Club i uMiuiina iiiiTjna iwwiiiitm.-1 ]*uRcrai sei’vices lor i-iv,
;-ition r..r havi-iK mol 111., rpquire- Keith Carpenter, 21, were held; " “•"Y
Ray Holmes was mslalled as .n,,nts for Department C itationi ;ay afternoon at .3 p.m. from! ffairs He serv-
president of the Kinijs Mountainj fo,-the year littiil.” The certificate Gary's Qrove United Methodist! ,,,,'the Beth-
Lions club at a rectrnt meeting of s signed by Mrs. Tim Craig of py,urch in CherryvlUe, interment Lard ami was in
the civic cli b. ! Charlotte, department president., m ,ho church cemetery. „any of the coun
^ He succeeds William Lawrence, Mrs. Gwen Conkling, of Ra- j The Kings Mountain servnee-! programs
Rev. E. L. Murphy oificiaicj at
the final rit<?s and intr'rmcnt was
in the church cemetery.
.Mr. Gamble died at 2: irj a.m.
Sunday in the -Kfngs Mountain
hospital after several month’s ill
A native of Cleveland County.
I he was the son of the late An
drew Jackson Gamble and Sarah
I Elizabeth Harmon. Ho was mar-
i Tied in 1900 to the late Elizabeth
1 Ware and they were parents of
i four sons and four daughters,
seven of whom survive.
He »was a IKc-lon.g member of
the El Bethel United MethfxUst
' church an.I has served as church
school superintendent, stew'ard,
and on the hoard of trustees.
Funeral services for Pfc. Wray/^ ^ retired farmer, lie had been
Sli Million Cost
By MARTIN HARMON
How If) marry an $863,(KM) bud
get with an estimated cost figurv
of $1.2 million.
This was the basic theme of an
ill-day Mid-Planning conference
.K'lweon officials of the DepaM
me.it of Housing and Urban Do
selopment and officials of the
Kings Mouitain r<’d<'vcloi)iiu‘nt
Also parlicii'-ating in me con-
c.e:it(.' was a RiJeigh official of
the State Higliway and Ihmln-
Works Commis.sion, and repIc^J(M
tatives of Rust Knginecrin» Com
pany, the redevelopment commus-
• sion’s engineering - architectuial
i firm. »
SUCCUMBS — Hehry Wilson
Gamble, retired farmer, died
Sunday at the age of 93. Funer
al rites were held Tuesdoy.
pital construction) and debt serv-^
ice tone cent). ! jj^g p.
In Harmon Will
He succeeds William Lawrence, and Mrs. Gwen Conkling, of Ra- j The Kings Mountain service-! ^.onj-oiif^alion programs,
lonk. Jeigh, department oeoretary. Imjn was dead on arrival Tuesdayj " ^ Ted.
Mr. Plonk, quahty control en-h‘ faf t fi-in. at Imih Arhtj- Hdspi-; of Kings Moimtain.,
lneer,at Fiber Industn^, IS a 'u HfSl****! - H W Howar-I Gemble of Mobile.'
itive of England, son of Mr. andH0y, WllSOII | killed in his barracks when a fel- , Warren Gamble of
To Be Installed
ion. native^. , ---- -
(including Herbert Holmes. He serve.
as vice-president and program
MKi airui i Pioward Gamble of Mobile
killed m his barracks when a fel- .. j warren Gamble of
low soldier accidently fired four daughters, Mrs. Ed-
’/ u T • 1 K riiiv I I O OB* ■ ■ I'istol. The charge stfuck Carpen-| \iatthews of Miami, Florida,
oi the Lions club dui -, 1|| OC llWltillClI jj., the chest. I Miss Alma Gamble of Morgan-
ing the past ye:ir and has served; Robert A. Wilson will be He entered the Army on March • Ravmond P. (Ruth)'
on numerous committees. He nas, 29, 1988, and completed basic • * Hickorv and Mrs.
al.so been active in “^thware g^ggg j''’harlcs M (Louise) Fisher, Jr.;
school P-TA. ^f'and Shiloh Presbyterian church,; A native of Clevelan.1 County,; '-. KinVs* Mountain. Also surviv-
Mrs. Holmes, also a ; Grover, Sunday night at 7:30 atjhe was the son of Mr. and -Mrs., 7 grandchildren and 26’
England, is the ] the Shiloh church. John F. Carpeater of route three.I oldest
Dick. They are parents of tw ) conducting the installation will He graduated from Bums Herbert Gamble, died
children, Linds^iy and Chris. . ' be a commission of minister school at Fallston in 1966. where * ’ . grandfather
M. L. Harmon. Sr., who died The Holmes family is active in, Mountain Presby-.he served as vice president of his * Gamble. Jr..
July 1. bequeathed $2(KK) to tne Central United i terv. I senior class and attended ^uto Kings Mountain high
t3.>yce Memorial Associate Re-1 Mr. H^**"*;^ catne J" ^ Rev. Mr. Wilson, native of Gas- diesel school m Nashville. Ten- .r^^tball coach,
loi-mcd Church building fund and Mountain in 1%2 ' ers and have occupied the manse! nessec. He was a member of ^ ,
mother $2000 to Erskine college, land to ioin the tonia, comes to the local churches !Mary’s Grove United Methodist
■ Till- bequests were revealed er Industries. He is the Soth pres- ^ . ,
when his will was probated in - ^ of the Kings Mtamdub,,
a,.velar, i Superior co,rt July H. which ..
hw htMiueathed half of the resi- Lion Glenn C. P^st dis-
<he of his estate to his wife. Mrs. trict governor, installed the new
Uunite Plonk Harmon, and half of leers. . , , t'.,,,,
to his son Martin Harmo i, with O'her officers include Rev. D
S sonTamei as executor of the id L. Castor, first vice-president;
his son namt a Donald McGinnis, second vice
2” s;Tiss"ii.;s^= !:=;
lege'in T''’rCm^hr»rd’^»n'po.ae Eight)
Constniction On Water Treatment
Plant Underway On Bnifalo Site
ConstMClion work has begun
i on the four million gallon daily
f water treatment plant ai the Buf
falo Creek site by Gillespie Con-.
St ruction Company.
Meantime, the line-layer, Ray .
D. Lowder Construction Company,
h-.s completed about 3.5 miles ot
'M-inch niam from the treatment
plant site, and is completing work
on ui>h^vvn area laterals. Over the,
weekend, a 12-inch lateral was
laid to Hawthorne street at the
Kin‘^s Mountain Cotton Oil Com-
piny. Mayor John Henry Moss
said'’ it completed an important
loop, providing botli impioved
sc.vico and fire protection to in-
iuistrios and residences within the
Ollier laterals scheduled:
1> York Hold, water 12-inrh.
from Floy.f street to 161 bridge.
2) Hillside Drive, H-inch sewer,
from Hawthorne to Jo>co streets.
,'t) Frederickson street, S-inch,
.^evver, York road to Laura.
An S-inch sewer outfall is to bGi
constructed in the Southwood sub-!
division. ^ .
Meantime, the Mavor renorte(1.
elect riv-al consumption has hit
new peaks wiMi the hot weather
and the electrical department is
procoodiiig to corrort several
(•oints of over-load trouble.
N. C. He and his
wife are parents of tw’o daught
Bad Garbage Can
The city sanitation depart
ment is red-tagging non-stand
ard garbage cans and will dis
continue garbage pick-ups until
I standard cans are in use.
. These are specified by city
ordinance as gaWanized steel or
! other rat-proof containers, with
covers, not to exceed 30 gallons
I capacity to less than 10 gallons j
1 capacity. 1
' “Garbage pick-up will be re- |
sumed. Grady Veiton, superin- I
tendent of public works said, !
“as quickly as the resident noti- j
fies the sanitation department |
that the proper .receptacle is in
Miss Sara Elizabeth Simpson,
! daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. K.
fe* Simpson of Kings Mountain, a
qudont at Ga.ston Day School, Is
enrolled in the Western Carolina
University college-level summer
Besides his parents, surviving
are his brother, J. P. Carpenter
o' Kings Mountain and sister,
Mrs. Fave Crad? of Charlotte.
The Rev. H. G. Clayton officiat
ed at the final rites.
In lieu of flower?* the family
ireciuests that memorials be made
to the El Bethel United Methodist
church building fund or the Kings;
Mountain hospital building fund.
; Active pallbearers, all nephews
of Mr. Gamble, were Lemuel,
i Gamble, PTank Harmon. Harold-
jWaro. Zeb Gamble. Clyde Gam-,
j h’e ?nd Lloyd Wolfe. ,
; Honorary pallbearers were !Mol-
ConfiHMcd Ov Pna^"
Hamm To Fill
Lutheran Pulpit Williams
I Rev. L. Bovd Hamm, D.D., p-as-
jtorofSt. Matthew's Lutheran
fhiirch here from 1935-40 and . „
;,ow associato pa.s.or of "’fnr thc^la
i Turch. wilt ni/ Vho'pulpt'atn! Mrt Williams.
i The pastor, Rev. David L. Cas- at Raleigh
\Ticc Williams ioined the stair,
tor. is on vacation. w micun j 'rvianffle'
Carolina. June 9lln
Tom O'Biien. IIUD’s area ur
ban renewal ehief, said following
the conference, “We discussed
paring of 'Eat', if anv. to narrow
the spread between federal grant
and estimated cost, meantime
maintaining the objiH^tives of the
Though HUD usually looks with
disfavor on grant increase on ur
ban renewal projeets, Mr. O’Brien'
said the compactness of the pro
ject ar(‘a (about 37 acres» might
be a point in favor.
Mayor John Henry Moss sakl-
the city would “live" with an ih-
crease‘in its share of the project
to $4<>i;m (The cit/s share can
be supplied by $1000 in cash and
the remainder as ‘in kind’ c'on-
tributions. sudi as sidewalk^.
‘streets. i)e.^.esirian w'alkways, util
In spite of the problems. Mr.
O'Briei termed the project "re-
markahly cK>se to »ch*duU»”. He
noted that Joe Laney, the execu
tive director, arrived here only in
The ai-oa in the rentrdive site
plan em'oodies that houmled hj
King street, Piedmont avenue.
Gold street and Cansler street.
One major item includes the re
location of the present Gold
street rail crossing to the south,
implying filling of Railroad ave
nue at its intersection with Gold
to the Southern Railroad roadbed.
Numerous building.^ are label
ed for razing.
Maps of the tentative site plan
are on display at Uie Redevelop
ment Commission office in the
basement of City Hall and aie a-
vailable for ins: ec: ion daily dur-
ino- regular office hours.
“The public is invited.” Mr.
Lanev commented, “and profK*n\
owners within the area urged to
peruse these tentative plans.
I Attending the Wednesday con
State commission, M.
T. Poole. Raleigh.
Atlanta office of HUD. Tom O -
Brion. Jim Liesendalil (plans).
George King (engineering). Wally
■'Valbeck (rehabilitation', and Ed
Rust Engineering. Ledford Aus
tin (plans), Jim Ford (architect),
and Gordon Flucker (engineer).
Kings Mountain representatives
were Chairman Maunry, Glee E.
Bridges, proiect committee
he Mayor. Mr. Leney and liis as
nstant Pete Connet.
Temple Baptist Church Celebrates
23rd Aniuversary In Sunday Rites
Temple Baptist church at the
corner of Cansler a id Fulton
streets will celebrate her 23rd
For lack Stone
lorosram for sup’erloV'and'gifUM hirlhday al special services on
I high school students
GRASS, WOODS FIRES
City firemen wore called Tues
day to extinguish a woods fire
tnn road and on Wertnesdav to
extinguish grass fires on N. Bal-
tlegrC'Und avenue and Baker
WINS MASTER'S — W. Barry
Smith has received his master's
degree in marketing from the
Graduate School of Business Ad
ministration of New York Uni
At recent comrnencemhnt exer-'
j cisE\s in New Yoik (Mty, W. 'I3ar-|
ry Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas W. Smith of Route 2.
Kings Mountain, received a Mas-j
tors deg e(' in M-arkeling from]
I the Graduate School of Business ■
,1 ContinucU On Pui/c Eiuht 1
The program provides university ;
] 'xiurses in biology, chemi.stry, Erig- ^ Rev, C. O. Grcimc of Shelby,
dsh. history, and mathemati.-s Mountain Baptist Associa-
i or academically talented students .up
I who have completed the 10th. nth misslonar\, will fill the
j or 12th grade. pulpit at the morning worship
! Students nominated from high j^our at 11 o'clock.
* schools throughout the South arc
■elected after rigorous screening.
Those accept(*d must be high in
academic aptitude and achieve
Miss Simpson is enrolled in the
program In U. S. history for five
w'eeks of concentrated study
which began July 14.
Annual McCarter-Parrish and
Barry reunion will be held
Sunday, July 20th, at Shelfer 3
at Lake Crawford. Picnic lunch
will be served al 12:45 and all
family members arc nvited to
Dinner will be servtHl under the
shade trees at the noon hour and
an “old fashioned” singing will
begin at 2:30 p.m. with many
singing groups from the sur-
roundiiS’ area participating. A
huge birthday cake wil! be cut at
4 p.m. at the close of the song
“AH friends and former mem
bers of the church are invited to
join us for this all-day service”,
said the pastor, Rev. Frank Shir-
ARP MINISTER — Dr. Charles
E. Edwards assumed the pas
torate of Boyce Memoriol Asso
ciate Reformed Presbyterian
Church July 2. He succeeds Rev.
Funeral riles for Jack Craw-
‘ord .8tone, 61, for 11 .n<vus <*lec-
rician al Lamiieih Rope Corpoi^
.lion. form<*r I'iiy policeman and
eputy sluniff. \v(*r(* hcl^^ Wednes-
lay afternoon at 2 p.m. from
Jrace Methodist cliuirli-
Rev. J. C. Lain', pastor of the
•hurcli, was assisttni iiy Rex
-'•rank .Sliirley. pastor of Temple
laptist churcli. Interment was in _
Mountain Itest i-enielery. j
Mr. Slone di<’<i su;Iiteni\ .Mon
lav night at 9 p.m. at lii.s Iioitk
it*911 Civ.rrch street of a hrni‘
qtacU. in apparent good healtii.
le had worked fin 'rii('s<lay.
vas pronouncevt <h’.Kl on ariiva.
It Kings Mountain hospital.
IP* was a meml)(T Graec
.Surviving are Ids wife. Mrs.
Yiola Pulmm Siontg o»ie (laugh
cr. Mrs. Mearl Vaientine; two
sons. Gene Stone and Bill Stone,
all .of Kings Mountain; tw’o sis
Iters, M"s. Paul Ledford of Kings
Mountain and Mrs. Beulah Barn-
otto of Washington, D. C.; one
brother. W. F. St on**, Sr. of Kings
.Mountain; and tliree grandcliil-
CTTED — Sgt. Williom Thomas
Berk(*ley has been awarded the
Navy Achievement Medal while
serving with the U. S. Marine
Corpi in Vietnam.
Medal In Action |
Sgt. William Thomas Berkeley |
who sei'ved four years in the U.i
S. Marine Corps, is recipient ol
the Navy Achievement Medal for
ex(mipla:y servitc in Vietnam.
Tne Kings Mountain man. dis-
;charg(.'d on January 25ih of this
year, was ret‘entl> notified by the
Secretary of the Navy of his a-
Son of Dr. and Mrs. W. T.
Berkeley, Jr, of Charlotte, he is
married to the former Katherine
Mauney of Kings Mountain and
they have a 17-mmlh-oki daugh
ter. Both. He will enter the I’ni-
versily of Tennessee in the fall.
.Sgt. Bei'kelcy’s citation i^'a.is:
“While serving with Marine
Wing Communication Squadron’
One, Marino Wing Ilcaduqartcrs.'
Group One. First Marine Aireraft
Wing in connection with oi>era-
: tions against the enemy in the
Repul)lic of Vietnam from 2
March 196S to 13 January 1969.
Sergeant Berkeley performed his
duties in an exemplary manner.
Initially assigned as As.^^istant
Operations Chief of the Radio
.*^e’tion. he displayed out.sianding
professionalism and initiative de
spite extremely adverse condi
tions an 1 tlte* difficultic's of a
.ombat environment. Dislingrish-
ing iiimself by his cfmsistently
high level of efficiency, he ma
terially enhanced the operational
effectiveness of his unit. Subse-
qu(*ntly reassigned as a Radio
Relav'Team Chief, he skillfully
s-aperv’sed and trained his men
Ml proper communications pi'oce-
dures and preventive maintenance
techniffues. thereby increasing
their individual proficiency -and
enhancin'* the efficiency of the
entire s<*c*tion. As a result of his
Mligence and seemingly unlimit
ed resourcefulness, he gained the
•('sppet and admiration of all
who obso*'ved him and coniribut-
I signifieainiv to the acC('m-
^ nlishment of h's unit's mission.
Sergeant Be:kelev’s outstanding
professional ability, untiring de
termination and steadfast devo-
.lion to duty reflect gient credit
■ upon himself, the Marine Corps
- and the Naval Se-viee."
.‘sergeant B<'rkeley is a' thoriz-
0(1 to wear the Combat “V"."
Marine Priv’ate First Class
A'llliam Dil( (Peiet .Small, for-
.ler ii'.-^hleai of 20.5 S. Piedmont
iveniu- and a Kings Mountain na
ive, died Tuesday at the Danang
SlatKtn Hospital in Vietnam of
mrai ntl wo.nds receive! in ac-
P.c. Small. 23, was a son of the
ale W. A. Small. His mother,
>ena Morgan Stogner Small Go-
orih, xhed in February.
A v<*H*ran of the army an-l four
rears in the air force before he
Milisted in the marine corps, Pfc.
Small went to Vietnam in early
April and had been previously
.vounded and refciTied to duty.
A drummer, Pfc. Small had
)layed with a musical group in
xa.diville. Tenn.. home of his
viTe, the form(*r Joyce Edmond-
on, anJ was well-known in
Nashville aiea entertainment dr-
The t)ody is being sh'ppcd to
Nashville and funeral services, as
vet incomplete, will be held there.
His wife was notified Tuesday
hat he had been .seriously wound-
■r| and w-as undergoing surgery
\t the Danang hrspital. She was
notifiovl Wedne.s.',:iy morning that
he ivid not survived.
Survivin.g, in acklition to his
wife, aix? a five*year-('ld daugh-
oi‘, Kim Small, his brother, Aun-
iria Small, of King.s Mountain,
hree half-sisters, 5Irs. Jan‘t*e
Marino and Mrs. Lallilene McLe-
more, both of Columbia. S. C..
Mrs. Lib Black, of Kansas, a half-
brother. Haveline Stogner. of
■vanford, Fla., and his step-father,
Joe Goforth, of Kings Mountain.
M|l " .P'"..
^latf From Capitol
Congressman James 'T. Broyhill
las j)iesented t(» American Legion
"’ost 15.5 Auxiliary a United
hates Flag which has flown over
ihe U. S. Capitol.
The flag was ohtaiiuMl from J.
leoige St(*wart, an'hitoct of the
’a.' iiol in VVasiiington. D. C., and
nmsi-nted to M's. O ' lngrel Jolly,
auxiliar* president. Tresday.
PRESIDENT — W. S. Biddix has
been elected president of the
Key Producers club of Sturdivant
Life Insurance company.
W. S. Biddix, city commission
er from Ward II and represen
tative f(U' Sturdivant Life Insur
ance Company, was elected pres
ident of the ki‘> Piodiua:;s club
of Sturdivant Life Insurance
company at the retent annual
convention held at Ocean Korre.st
Hotel at Myrtle Beach, S. C.
This is the first time a Sturdi
vant Life representative has been
.so iionorcd for two consecutive
'This honor is awarded a repre
sentative for his overall ix*rform-
ance during the past year immel-
iatelv prior to the annual co!i-
vention. Mr. Biddix has set scales
records ever since joini’ig Stur
divant Life in 1967. lie has also
led tin* company in percentage of
rt'newals during this period.
Mr. and Mrs. Biddix are par
ents of five da'.'ghlers. They re
side at 104 Owens street.
Otis D. Gieen Post Scholarship
Foi $2,000 Awarded To Marcia Wars
Marsha Ware, recent graduate stu ’onf at Limestone
of Kings Mountain high school GaffiK'V. C. in the (all. The
and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. stipend covers a four-year per-
Franklin L. Ware. Jr., is recipient ion. ‘
of the American Legion Post 155 The scholarship .grant
$2.()00 scholarship award. st*nied Monday bv the America i
Miss Ware will be a ireslimaii Lc^iLon at the regular mocling.