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./Umits (1966 Census) 8,256
City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9300
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Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 81 No. 30
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, July 24, 1969
PRICE TEN CENTS
Tentative School District Budget Set At $1,045,538
Mrs. Ramsey^s >
Funoral rites for Mrs. Kather-'
ine Hill Ramsey, 42, were heldi
\i'cdncsday afle.noon at 3 p.m.
liom St. Matthew’s Lutheran 1
church of which she was a mem !
Rev. Charles Easley officiated
at the final rites, and interment i
was in Mountain Rest cemetery.|
Mrs. Ramsey, wife of Charles
E. Ramsey, Mauney Mills em
ployee, had been in ill health for
several months and had recently
i)C(*n hospitalized, but had ret jrn-
cfi.to wotk as a secretary at Lith
ium Cc^poration of America.
Caston County Coroner W. J.
McLean, Jr. said the body of Mrs.'
liamsey was found floating in a'
pi ivato swimming pool behind the
home of her sister-in-law. Mis.'
Don W. Blanton, on Canterbury'
Road, Sunday about noon by her
husban i vvho awoke at 8:30 a.m.
to find his wife gone. Mr. Ram-
s<‘y told investigating officers he:
.searched lor his wife for several ]
hours before discovering her carj
at his sister’s house. Mr. and Mrs.!
Blanton were away on a camping
Mrs. Ramsey, dressed in shorts
and halter, drowned in a seven
foot pool. Her death was ruled i
an apparent suicide, said the cor-'
(uur. who said he found no evi-
de^e of foul play. Efforts by,
Gittnn Life Saving Crew mem-';
l)/' s Lt. Red Kirf; and Mike Jor-i
dm were futile as they attempt-
/cl to revive her. t
' ■ ■ !
Coroner McLean said no autop-j
was heM. nor win kn inquest;
A native of Flounce, S. C.. Mrs.
Ramsey was daughter of Mr. and
.Mrs. T. B. Hill of B(?ssemer City
who ai.so siTvive. <5hewas a gi ad-
uate of Kings Mountain high
s,‘!r)ol and Mars Hill college. j
Besides her husband and par-'
ents. she is surviv€*d by a son,
riJarU'S E. (Speedy) Ramsey, Jr.
\\/io arrived Tuesday from Viet-
:f :x\ where he is stationed in the
i\ m\ : and a daughter. Miss Mary
1 Bi th Ramsey of the home.
.Active pallbearers were James
}: Herndon, Joe Smith, James
Bdinctt, George H. Mauney. Glee
; i:. B. idge.s. and James Lybrand.
To Meet Tuesday
Henry Lee Weathers, publisher
of the Shelby Daily Star, will re
view the early days of Cleveland
Cour/ y, using one incident in each
township, to highlight Tuesday
ni.4iit’s meeting of the Cleveland
Co. nty Historical Society at 7:30
p.m. at the County Office Build
BURRIS TRIPLETS — The Burris Triplets, Darlene, Marlene, and DttrrtiL now 20 days old* hovn gained
weight and will soon be oble to leove Kings Mounloin hospital, ^am July 4th to Mrs. BtSgaret
Reed Burris* 23, they now weigh four pounds* four pounds and theie pounds* IS ounces. Mr4b Ihirris
s6id she will be able to take them home when they tip the scedes ot five pounds. Ihe Burris trip
lets are No. fi, 7* and 8 for Mr. and Mrs. James Sharwood Burris* Jr. of the HUlt^ community. They
are the second set of triplets bom at Kings Moun'.oin hospital and .the first to Kings Medntoin
parents. First set of triplets* boro at the local hospital to a Bessemer City couple* ore now 10 years
eld. (Photo by Isaac Alexander)
Two Doctors Staff
halso bo elected.
Smith of Kings Mountain of his
findin.gs for a Cleveland County
Historical Map. Mr. Smith is
chairman of this project.
Displays of old relics and mo-
mcnios of the past will be open
to tho public in the lobby of the
County Office Building and area
(ili/.ens are invited to inspect the
old documents prior to the meet-
in ; or afteru*ards.
president Robert S. Gidneywill
Children of United Daughters
of tho Confederacy will serve re
freshments after tho meeting.
Now Total $3794
City privilege license purchas
es totaled $3794.75 through
Tuesday; City Clerk Joe Mc
Daniel, Jr., reports.
Tho total represents approx
imately 65 percent of the $5750
estimated to be returned to
city coffers by this revenue
Duo and payable July 1, the
law provl.'^es that licenses are
purchasable net through Au-
tiust 1, with penalty of five per-
c('nt per month applying there
IN LUTHERAN PULPIT — Rev.
BUI Mitcham wiU fill the pul
pit ot Sundoy morniag services
at Resurrection Lutheron
Mitcham To FlU
The Rev, Bill Mitcham will
for 1969-70 will serve as guest minister at Resur
rection Lutheran church Sunday,
. ,1- Julv 27.
Another feature of Ihe program: Rev. Miieham is a native of
wil he presontation by Ed Henry Mountain and a son of the
congregation. He attended Lenohv
Rhyne college, Hickory and thei
Lutheran Theological Seminary in
Columbia. He has served two
churches in South Carolina and at’
present is the Secretary of Chris-1
tian Education of the South Caro-1
lina Lutheran Synod. i
The public js invited to hear
Pastor Mitcham at this service.
ARP s Regin
Revival services will begin
Monday at Btdhany ARP church,
route 3. Clover, S. C.
Seivices will be held through
the following Sunday at 8 p.m.
Visiting evangelist is the Rev.
George Lauderdale, of Atlanta.
Thief Likes Music;
Takes 100 Records
A thief or thieves who likes
music broke Into the “juke box”
at the Deal Street Pool area
Tuc.sdav night and wont home
iwith 100 records. .
Fie left the money.
Entry to the box was made by
breaking the glass in front.
Dr. Joseph Harold Talley and
Dr. Gary Mangum have arrived
in Grover and have Ixrgun Ihej
general practice of medicine atl
Grover Clinic. j
Dr. and Mrs. Mangum and their!
I three children have occupied the
I former residence of Dr. and Mrs.
i Charles Moore and Dr. and Mrs.
; Talley and their two children are
i renting a residence but expect to
1 build across the street from the
Mangums on Lakeside Acres. j
Dr. Talley comes to Grover, Michael T. McKee, Kings
from Greenville, S. C, and Dr.) fountain native, has entered Or-
Mangum comes to Giwcr Graduate School at the
residency in family practi(?e at; North Carolina in
i Charlotte Memorial hospital, i Chapel Hill.
I He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
j Dr. Mangum is a graduate of T. C. (Red) McKee of Kings
I (Bowman Gray School of Medi-j Mountain and is married to the
! cine, Class of 1967. Dr. Talley is'former Gale Kircus of Kings
!a graduate of the University of,Mountain.
Virginia Medical School, Class of
IN GRADUATE SCHOOL — Dr.
Michael T. McKee has entered
the Orthodontic Groduote School
at the University of North Coro-
Una in Chapel Hill.
In Grad School
The Kings Mountain board of
education Monday tentatively ap-,
proved a 1969 • 70 budget of i
“C; course this is all subject)
lo change. We must await infer-•
mation fiom the state before it
can be finalized", Mrs. I. C. Dav
is, secretary to Supt. Donald
Jone.«, said We."!nesday.
The total figure for the year
includes $6.88,027.15 in current ex
penses, up nearly $11,000 from'
last year, and $357,511.75 In capi
tal outlay fund.s, which consists of
$118,000 in new capital outlay
money and a capital reserve of,
Tho current expense total in-
Cj.des .an estimated $114,000 the
s>etem expects to derive from tho
special 20-cent supplemental lev
ied in the Kings Mountain school
Last year’s budget was $1,330,-
183.91. This included 19^ state
bond mtMtify in tho amount of
$374,557.97 which was applied to
the cost of the new addition to |
The budget reflects pay increas
es. The superintendent’s pay in
crease will come from a greater
contribution from the state with
the local share remaining the!
same. The budget also reflects
pay increases for locally paid
teachers and about a 10 percent
increase for maintenance and sec
As ye.t the vocational allotment
HmV* keen flftatiroiiv'SiiptV'iRmeST-:"
reported at Monday’s regular
meeting of the board of educa
tion. The system has requested
tw^o additional vocational teach
Funeral rites for Coley L. Guy
ton, .55, were held Monday after
noon at 4 p.m. from Faith Bap
tist church of which he was a
Mr. Guyton died suddenly Sat-,
urday at 6:30 p.m. in the Kings |
Mountain hospital after suffering!
a heart attack a few hours ea-rli-
COMPACT PLAQUE PRESENTED — Superintendent Donald D. Jones, left* ond L. L. Adams* who is
retiring as principal after 34 years at Compart school are pictured at the unveiling of an histori-
col plaque commemorating the 97-year history oi the school. The ploque was sponsored jointly by
the Compact Parent-Teacher Association and the Kings Mountain City Board of Education.
(Photo by Alexander)
Dedmon Is Named
Named By Scott
He was a native of Cherokee
Count>, son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. John J. Guyton. A former
semi-professional baseball play-i IRFJm*
er, he was associatei in textiles | WlIIS
for a number of years at the
Neisler Division Margrace Plant
and more recently in (Gastonia.
WINS GRANT—James W. Groy-
son has won a 'four-year Vet
erans Administration scholar
ship to attend the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Roy L. Dedmon. well-known
Cl(’v<'Iand County cattle rancher
and auctioneer, ha.s been named a
stale highway commissioner by
Governor Robert W. Svotl.
Appointments were announced
.Mr. Dedmon, wlio was acTi\e in
the gulxmiatorial campaign of
tho Governor, both in the primary
and general election, had bc‘en
rumored as a pos.-Jible commii^sion-
er since Scott’s election.
The recent General Assembly
' increased tho membership of the
highway commission from 11 to
23 members. It will enable mem-
b(*is to sor\e a fewer numlK'r of
Mr. Devimon said he did not
know what counties
sei've, but he guessed
GRADUATE ^ William Low-
rence Logon has re reived his
bachelor cf arts degree from the
University of North Carolina ot
Charlotte and will join an ad
vertising firm in New York City
in the fall.
William Lawrence Logan, son
of Mrs. W. Lawrence Logan and
he would the late Mr. Logan, was gradual-
that the cd ;.om the University of North
counties would ho assigned at the Carolina at Charlotte last week,
new commission’s first meeting. Mr. Logan received his BA on
Oath-taking is scheduled for July 17 with majors in history,
James VV. Grayson, son of Mr. next Wednesday morninz. and political science and sociology. He
Surviving are his wife.
Lois Baity Guyton; one
Both families are attending Shi
loh Pi-esbyterian church.
Dr. and Mrs. Moore and family
have moved to Houston, Texas,
where Dr. Moore is taking a resi
dency in opthalmology.
Dr. McKgc' entered the Naval Charles B. Guyton of Rock Hill.
Dental Corps in July 1967 after s. r.; i brother, Otto Guyton of
graduation from the University of^ Columbia, S. C.; and four sisters,
North Carolina School of Den- Mrs. j. p. Todd, Mrs. Leon Ham-
... ' Mrs Ruth Williams and Miss
Discharged from the U. S. Navy L,ottie Guyton, all of Kings .Moun-
in July. Dr. McKee served ^ain.
and Mrs. T. W. Grayson of 901 Mr. I><'rimon felt it likely that an naj also attended East Carolina
Groves Stieet, has been the reci- organizational meeting would be University and the Univeisily of
of a V.A. scholarship this he)
Continued On Page Eight
The Rev. Robert Hicklin offi
Repiesentative Says Home Buie
Actions Major Accomplishment
spring as an honor student. While Long activt' in pA.V.*i:*s, Mr.
at Kings Mountain higli school he D-dmon was cfiunty co-chair man
was a Governor’s School nominee, of the D-in M(K>ro gubernatorial
a Junior Marshal ami one of the campaign in 1964.
four finalists from KMUS for the His wife is ih<* former Ruth
Pittsburgh Plato Glass .Scholar- Spangler and is assistant clerk
ship award. of Cleveland
Grayson received a $1,900grant Court,
to attend Duke University, hut For the past four years, C'leve
plans to u.se his Veterans’ sehol- land Countv’s representative on
North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
' dated at the final rites and in- arsliip to attend the t'niversiiv of the higlnvav commission has been mitioe, dial
torment was in Mountain Rest North Carolina at Chai>el Ilill W. B. Garrison. Gastonia bottler, i'y Fine Ar
cemetery*. where he will major in chemistry, who succc'eded Clint Newton.
By MARTIN HARMON
Repiesentative W. K. Mauney,
Jr., in an address to his fellow
Kings Mountain Lions Tuesday
night, termed the work of the
1969 General As.sembly well-done
and praised particularly new laws
returning home matters to the
state (‘Olleges and universities,
empowering the General Assem-j
bly to fix income tax exemptions,,
repeal the literacy test as prere
quisite for voting, and giving
three-fifths of tho General As
sembly members power to call a
sp<‘ciai session of the Assembly,
(now solo prerogative of the gov-
Active pallbe-arei’s were James
Leigh, Clinton Jolly, James Ham-]
rick, Dewitt Guyton, Jim Guyton'
and Ronnie Hamrick.
One Teacher Vacancy With School
Opening August 25 Month Distant
‘Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Do-
*1,^ « , " ' ' partment will serve a country-
Among theso arc ™y.ng ernorl -'stMe dinner wi(h all Ihc trim-
power to counta^s and cit es to He outlined the several lax m- Saturday with serving to
It nx salaries of its o.ncials, 21 creases pomtirtg taxes are eon-^^ g
determine its own foi*m of gov-'troversial and a “give-and-take . . h/i>Hn,iQWnr«
ernment from three plans, 3) affair". Most of the taxes went ^ ‘ ^
enact ordinances (counties, cities on gasoline, liquor, cigarettes and Plates are $2 for adults and $1 bringing to iso
had the rl;ht). Otherwise, the soda pop, he said, plus a sales tax for children and all proceeds will faculty membc.s
With the exception of one teach- the principal will have one
or vacancy — a sccon.i ^radc |)er day.
leaching position at North School A total of 1.130 pupils a!t» ox
Kings Mountain District preted tor Fupil Oiientalion Day
S<hooIs are ready foi- /lu* fall August 22. Teachers report to
term beginning August 25th. work on August 21.
.'scliool organization was ap .Now tc.Kdiers (dected Monday
proved Monday night by the inelude: Mrs. Emma B. Blalock
boaid of education as nine addi- of Kings Mountain. East Klcmcn-
Wliilc at the University Mr. Lo
gan was a member of the Student
(Jovernment; Le Cerclc Kran-
caisc; the History club; and on
the staffs of the literary magi-
County Superior ^ine, “The Barnstormer" and the
student newspaper, ‘’The Carolina
Journal.’' He was also chairman
of the Univeisiiy Fine Arts Corn-
chairman of the Univers-
Is Kcsiival, chairman
and a member of the University
•Union Program Board. He was
one of three students chosen from
tho student body by the Chancel
lor and I'Kvn nf .students to rep
resent the University community
on tho Uni\ersity Forum Council
which brought nationally know i
speakers to the campus for an
annual presentation and debate.
He was also a member cf the of
ficial committee planning and
directing the 4th an I .5lh Uarolina
Writers Forum, sponsored by tin*
University and the Charlotte Ob-
M Mr. Logan was named to “The
Assembly set a state-wide sohed-: increase from 1-5 to two percent be used to purchase fire-fighting the upcoming term
tional teachers were elected tary; Dorman Ned Costner of^ _
the number of Chcrryville. high school; Mis. Qapery*', a group of appro.ximare-
employed for Verie Ran fall Cline of Shelby. |y piTcent of the University
ule 6f register of deeds fees and. on purcliases of autos, boats, and (equipment
set up a state department of lo-1 other vehicles, 1.5 C(*nts per can
cal affairs. ' of and a tax of 7.5 from six OSfw Tail Gate
The two-term legislator ouilin- percent on savings and loan as-i^**T J4iii \NV15
ed the state-wide voting in Nov- sociation.s. ; m * | SftSn#*
ember 1970, including the one per-' He defendi!d the gas lax in- « * CIC©*I«HHng
I cent sales tax option, whereby crease, saying North Carolina
1 counties and cities (as Mooklen- maintains and owns more paved
' burg does nowi would get these roads than any state in the na-
funds as a full rebate. tion. “I appreciate North Caro-
Ho-also noU'd that other voting lina’.s highways," he declared,
in November will determine con- He w is pleased, he said, with
stltutional changes, among .the.se the adoption of tlic intew'sl in-
editin^T of the Constitution revi- ciease bill when he took the more
sion of state and local fimneing, conservative form supported by
reassignment of escheats 0 all the House.
North eiementaiy; Mrs. Anne student body who are recaignized
1 he city jail Is getting a face
The ct:iling was being painted
white this week and tiie floors
were being redone. Fluorescent
lighting was aUso being In
At 5:10 p.m. Wednesday it
had no “customers".
Sup. Donald Jones noted tltat Leflwich. North ehnnentary; Mi.ss .ann ally “in order that oxeel-
173 teaclicrs were employed dur- Rebecca Padgett of Shelby, Beth- emtstandint^ aclivitv and
ing tii<‘ past year. Ho sai.l the ware elementary; Mr.s. Dorcas II. productive p irticipatio-i might he
total inch lies the stale allolm<‘nt Sinelair. High Shoals, high school i-cco^nizcd in all stages camnus
jOf 150 regular teachejs. plus sev- English; Mrs. Jane Cabp Shields pfej'^and in or .or that wo might
,en under special education, an of Franklin, North elomentar’y; cil<* students of spi.ited interest
! increase of two from last year. Sherrill d'oney of Ellenhoro, Con- growth of the univm-sity
The total also includes thioe kin- tial elementary; and Mrs. Martin djspiayin a smvial quality
decgarlen teaclT*.'rs, and 13 voca Ilainion of Kings Mountain, ele- espfrit de corps"!
tional teachers, one for textiles montary.
and one for l)ricklayir ;. Resignations accepted included Mr. Logan will niovi' to New-
Teachey organi?:ation for the those of Danny Neal, John Durai, ark. New Jersey in .Septemt'or
; coming year will also p(?rmit Ihc Miss Cynthia Wrielit. M^s. Imo- where he will lx* associated with
elimination of teacher p:incipal- gene Jidinson. Mrs. Jacquith i the adwriising firm of Bonn and
ships at all ejomentnry .schools. Rountree. Mrs. Rebecca Phmk and MiicDonnu.g!!. Inc . 230 Park Ave..
, with Hie exc'cption of West, where George Luhlaneski. Now' Yoik City.