Greoter Kings Mountoin 21.914
City Limits (1966 Census) 8.256
City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9.300
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Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 81 No. 37
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, September I I, 1969
PRICE TEN CEMT5
Treatment Plant Should Be Ready By March 1
PH A Building
Permit Is $21,177
Advance of HHA
Kinjzs Mountain Public Housing
Authority paid for one of the
largest building permit fees in
city history Wednesday, $21,177.69
based on contracts totaling $2,-
177.690, for the 150 low-rent hous
ing units now-under construction.
Thomas W. Harper, hou.sing
authority director, also reported
tho authority rcj)aid tho regional
office of the department of Hous-
: ing and Urban Development’s
i Housing Assistance administra
tion advances on the project to
date of $248,0(X), including $6,586
in interest charges.
jTho Rev. Kenneth R. Lawson. The payments were made on
ia.stor of Florence Baptist chur 'U, i receipt of proceeds of the $1,739,-;
EVANGEUST—Rev. Kenneth H.
Lowson of Forest City will be
evangelist for Foil revivol ser*
vices beginning Wednesday at
First Boptist church.
iwson To Lead
Mrs. Ed Hord, 92
Of Family of 16
Funeral rites for Mrs. Lillie j
Hord, 92, last surviving membt'r |
of a family of 16, who died Mon- i
day night, were held Wednesday j
afternoon at 4 p. m. from the
Chapel of Harris Funeral Home. |
The widow of Edmond W. Hord,;
Mrs. Hord died at 11:30 p.m, Mon - i
day night at the home of her |
daughter, Mrs. C. D. Ware. She i
! had been in ill health for several
She was a native of Cleveland
I County, daughter of the late Mr.
I and Mrs. Jesse Hord.
! Surviving are two daughters,
, Mrs. C. D. Ware of Kings Moun-
' tain and Mrs. John P. Wilson of
j Cherryville; tour grandchildren
land 11 great-grandchildren.
, Re\. Charles B. Summey offici-
’ ated at the final rites and inter*
I ment was in Elizabeth Baptist
I church cemetery.
22nd Annual Bethware Fair
Forest City, will be the evangelist
/during the Fall Revival at Fir.'^t
/Baptist church next week.
Teams of visitor.s will go out
Monday and Tuesday evenings to
invite the community to attend ,
the services which begin Wedne--
and go through Sunday, at 7
On Friday evening, the
uth will go Irom the revival to
football game. /\ftor ♦he!
hme, a fellowship period is
fanned with young people from
(a.'<t Rutherford high school.
Rev. Lawson is a native of
Laurens, South Carolina, and h.is
(Tved churches in Marietta, S. C.,
\sheville, N. C., and New Orlcan.s.
Loul.siana, before coming to Forest
MANAGER ^ Bobby F. Webster
has ossumed new duties os
manager of Kings Mountoin
Office Supply and Equipment
000 in project notes sold August;
19 f)n low bid to North Carolina :
National Bank at an interest rate
ol 5.5C per cent.
Approximately $1,500,000 re-^
miUns available fer monthly pay
ments to contractors based on
percentage of project completed.
Tlic authority expects to earn
.cr.me money on the $1,500,000 be
fore it is gradually paid out by
inv'esting in short-term, United' Two Kings Mountain girls are Jst-*Rson saidf We are de-
States Government treasury se- featured in a picttjre in the na- to have a of Ernest s
curities. Yields on the Treasury’s tionally ^ distributed “American 1capability back With
latest issue of short-term bills i Girl” magazine.
rc.se to 7.184 percent for 13-we<?k| Susan Goforth and Kay Patter
Exhibits, Rides, |
Tlie weatherman was smiling
on preparations lor the annual
Bethware Community Fair Wed
nesday afternoon. The F'air was
slated to go in full swing alxmt
sundow’n. Bright sun made for
perfect F'air weather.
Johnny Patterson, F'air manag
er. said the 22nd edition of the
• Beihw'are Progressive club’s com-
1 mjnity fair opened about 4 p.m.'
• but mainly for preparations for,
! Wednesday night.
' The Bethware schoolgrounds,
' site of the Fair, was buzzing with
activity as students ani Progres
sive club members erected booths
and R. C. Lee Riding Devices set
up nine rides and concession
Bethivvare V’olunteer Fire De
partment will operate a conces
sion stand featuring hotdogs,
hambui- ers and homemade good
ies for l>enefit of fije-fighting
equipment for the department.
Oak Grove Volunteer F'ire Do-
pai tmeni will operate a dunking
machine and popcorn stands to
■Oxford after an abscence of too Kings Mountain native, has been fire-fighting equipment for
..many jears. ’ elected first vice-president of the the department.
The appointment of Ernest W.
j Agan. Jr. as General Manager of:
! Oxford Knitting Mills in Kings
, Mountain was announced today,
i by Grady M. Jackson, Vice Presi-
,dent of the parent Oxford Indus-
: tries, Inc.
ELECTED—Dick Webb has been
elected first vice-president of
the North Carolina • Virginio
Chapter of the American Soci
ety of Training and Develop
Commenting on the appoint- ASTD Officei
SPEAKER — John A. Lang. Jr.,
administrative assistant to the
Secretary of the Air Force, will
address Shelby area Kiwanians
at a nine-club meeting next
Thursday, Sept. I8th, at Hotel !
Chorles in Shelby.
Is Ou Schedule
By MARTIN HARMON
Construction of Kings Moun
tain’s water treatment plant oa
the east bank of Buffalo Creek
is on schedule and the plant
j should be ready to supply potable
1 water by March 1.
Dennis F’ox, project engineer
i for W. K. Dickson & Company,
! said Wednesday, ‘T see no reason
why the plant shouldn’t be ready
; for service by March 1.”
He also reported that Ray D.
LowJer Company, which holds
contract for pipeline installation,
js pi'ogressing well on laying the
• big 2'1-inch main from the treat
ment plant to the west city lim-
I its. He said the Lowder firm is
I “about two weeks away from U.
J Ho also said in-city work on
! laying lateral lines is proceeding
I A change has been issued to up
1 the size of the lateral on Phifer
i Road, from Mountain street, to
12-inch pipe. Initial specification
I was for 8-inch pipe.
1 Gillespie Construction Company,
^general contractor, had 55 men
on the job Wednesday, highest to
tal to date. “There’s work going
'on all over the place,” Engineer
A huge crane with half-cUbic
Richard H. (Dick) Webb, Jr..
Chap;er A special feature on the ' elub September'
Qt.Xrain.;j.^*^y yci/ is a Chicken ShoW; ^ I __
of 400 show-tvpe chickens spon-
tend these special serv'iee.s
evening at 7 p.m., says Rev. Rob
ert C. Mann, pastor of First B.ip-
Mayor end Senator
To Raleigh Monday
bills and to 7.166 i)er cent on 26-'son, members of Senior Girl Scout j Agan, who has assumed his.yiorth Carolina-Virginia
week bills. . T.oop 20^^ compose one illustra-. duties, epmes t9 0,3^oyd^|P9rn i AmericaajiSsj&^ly
Conatrtrotion work on the proj"-; ’Intr 'and Dev^ooment.
ect was proceeding well. At the' September edition entitled, “A ’ ^^flh Carolina, whore he was
Lackey street site concrete floors. Gift of You.” : P.''oduc!ion Manager. He original-
were being poured and brushed- The local girls are shown push, ly started his business career with | training for Reynolds Metals Co., numerous comme*'cial exhibits
and foundations had been poured ing a debris-loaded wheeiOaiTow Rome, Georgia,* in Richmond, Va. the past five pi^g entries of school p.:pils
on the site on the east side of'as they cleared the [and whicl^P^^^^^ employed; years, is son of Mr. and Mrs. R. the area of 4-H, Boy Scout
Baker street. now contains the handsome “Wei ! years, prior to starting; H. Webb of Kings Mountain -- - -
- come to Kings Mountain” monu own business in the textile in-
ment at the western entrance t( ; ^^stry.
■ the city. The monument and the! Agan is married to the former p * nsvchnlnffv from V r
! surrounding area was the civic! Juanita Rayburn. They have three sf^te ^ fddV
Droiect last vear oX rhe Kines' planning tO :^.^®'^. , o u" i
; Stain tnior'siu.L onrff'niovc to Kin;s Mountain in the
18 troops in the United States future.
' Oxford Industries js a diversi-;
iyard bucket was taking concrete
■ from Spangler & Sons ready-mix
truck, the concrete being poured
; into the walls of one of the tw^o
1 large settling basins. Work was
underway on the pump station
which will take water from a
T u A ir ori«,i«5cfro milUon gallott finished water res-
ci m of ‘^voir. •rae treatment plant will
assistant to the Secretary ot r^e
Air Force, will speak to the,h®;'® a Rapacity of four million
Kiwanis To Heai
Shelby Kiwanians have invited; City Is Thanked
For Shelby Aid
, Girl Scout and youth activities.
Starts Sept 22
ity, Rutherfordton, Gaffney, Mor-
Ne%\’ton, Gastonia and |
to join them for the'
meeting in the Charles Dining! Shelby .Mayor Hubert Plaster
Room at 7 p.m. , has thanked Kings Mountain for
! He is a graduate of Davidson Clyde Nolan of Shelby is the city’s aid in Shelby’s recent
college and received his Ma.ster’s ^”^. a display o ®J- chairman of the wmmittee on' transmission line failure.
furniture and there are «hibits. piaster wrote Mayor
by F^ure farmers of America; ^ carthase. N. C.,, John Henry Moss;
and F\Jture Homemakers of A- '
Mayor John Henry Moss and
Senator Jack White will go to ^ , . . _ _ .
Raleigh .Monday for a c^tnference' Bobby Creighton and his father-j receive a Reader’s Digest Foim
with officials of the state high- in-law, W. E. Tesseneer, will op- • dation Grant, the Senior Girl, 35 plants ^
way commission. crate a bus service, for studenis Scouts enlisted the aid of the city. * states. The Atlanta based
Specifically to be discussed is! inside the city limits be- l local business and citizens to ^ii'ni has annual sales of approx-
the Cansler street widening pro- ginning September 22. complete the entrance area. The|**^^^®iy $133 million, primarily in
iject which has been held up due Tesseneer said full infor city of Kings Mountain now;®PP^^^-
to inability of six Cansler street nxation about the service may be. maintains the plot,
families, their residences to be obtained by calling him at 739- i The article relates some of the
razed, to find other quarters. 277J, history of the Reader's Digest
All of the tenants are renters, Foundation Grants, showin,? how
the property having been acquir- Scouts are “changing the
cd from the owners. Meantime, •■W2 VAAILCAv face of America.” In 142 locali-
the hJ^hway commission has be-: a. ^ ■ . ties now high school age Girl
come a temporary landlord and At Nf*hAAl Scouts can say, “Because of us.
collating rents of from $12 to WWIWW* j the world is a better place to live
ation Medicine at Gunter AFB.
, Lang told Mr. Nolan in a lettcri “We are most grateful for the
merica from the district bigh; effective assistance
school. , national security posture you rendered on the recent oc
casion of the transmission line
For the 121 h^year cash prizes, present public imaKc.’
Mr. Webb is married to the are being awar.-iert exhihitori and graduated from failure at the Water Treatment
former Betsy Moore of Charlotte.; Mana.^er Patterson predicted tliat University of North Carolina Plant.
They are parents of two daugh-imore and better exhibits than bachelor’s and master's: ‘'With your contact we were
ters, Debbie and Sharon. Mr. Webb ever would grace the exhibit,
is an elder in the Presbyterian j buildings by Wednesday evening
church in Richmond.
$16 per month.
Joe David Houser. 40, Akers
Motor Lines driver for 19 years,
vas involved in his first accident
uring 24 years driving experi-
|ce. Friday afternoon.
Mr. Houser had applied brakes
on Piedmont livenue to deliver
freight. The brakes wouldn’t hold
and he bumped a fireplug to stop
the vehicle. The City of Kings
Moun^in fire hydrant was dam
aged approximately $669.10. The
Akers truck was damaged ap-
I proximately $20.
Mr. Houser has iwon safe driv-
\ ing pins from Akers the past 19
Three Kings Mountain police- in”, according to the -author, Miss
men, Sgt. David Corn, and Patrol-; Mabel Hammersmith.
! men James Belt and Robert Dodge; Senior Troop 2(X) began meet-
arc attending a police officers’ ing again last Monday night with
! bi'eatliylyzer school at Asheville, their new advisor, Mrs. Charles
I Admission to the school was on
I basis of scores on an aptitude I
Mayor John Henry Moss said;
the three scored highest among;
Western North CaTolina district
"‘Th'rbrLthly/.er device is de-gas allotment
.signed to determine alcohol blood met eased by the federal
Up 630.000 md
content and, in turn, w'hether a
person who has been drinking is
power commission by 620,000
thousand cubic feet for the year
beginning November 1.
The new allotment of the city
natural gas system, in service
since January 19.54, is 3,890 thou
sand cubic feel. Initial allotment
was 1,S00.0(X) cubic feet.
Notification of the increase was
from Transcontinental Gas Pipe
line Company, the city’s supplier.
Mayor John Henry Moss com
degrees. He is married to the for- able.to secure adequate equip-
, ‘Imer Catherine Gibson and they! ment and restore service without
i Judging will be completed too much delay.
' opening of the fair Thursday (to-1 ^ teacher at Georgia Military' *‘Ploaso don’t hesitate in call-
day i. Children s Day is Thurs- later president 'of j ing us w'hen we may be of serv-
; day with special events »i
from 1 until 6 p.m. Federation, Lang became assist-
The Fair opens Frida> at 3 p. jq director of the CCCjl; OIICC Jl aQISwCI
m. and at 1 p.m. Saturday. Prize educational program and'
drawings will be held at 10 P-m.; 1938. state administrator!
„ , . , _ _ , . drawings will be held at 10 P-m. in 1938, state administrator ’ Dg* f)i>f|tfr Pivm
East school Parent-Teacher As , nightly with merchandise donated (he National Youth Adminis-1 DV l/IUQ f lllll
imously Tuesda.v ; by area business firms. Firew'orks fj-^tion in North Carolina. He en-
drops to one-half one percent in
Kings Mountain’s tax levy, ex
clusive of utilities is $266,286. On
basis of 1968 utility valuations of
$1,075,073, the levy would be
City residents continued to pay
1969 tax bills this week at dis
count—though of one rather than! sociation unan
two percent which applied in Au-j night endorsed fluoridation, a: displays are held nightly. The: ^^^my Air Force pri-j Kings Mountain Drug Company
-The one nereent rti«en„nt r;.tP *’>’ ' Fair closes Saturday at midnight.' May 1942, being separated j has praised the Kings Mountain
aoDliL throiwh Sentemher n There is no admission charge. 494^ the rank of maior. 1 Police Department for its piompt-
" P • Qyp, parenu and teachers _ .T Resert® ness in solving the recent nar-
attended. CftvAAt ® major and is now a Reserve cotics robbcr>' at the drug firm.
Motion in favor of tho nronos'il vallSlcI Allwwl major general with a mobiliza- Charles Blanton, a partner,
martn hir Rill !■ 1 Ucn assignment of assistant tojwrote Mayor John Henry Moss:
ondpd hv Tih Snn^tt ’ ^ ■ lUfAtIf FaTIIIaIiTPiI superintendent. USAF. I “On behalf of the oavners and
Aftpr^ I " ' OimflllZea | The North Carolinian was staff! staff of Kings Mountain Drug
oarents visited the cla*!srnom-s ’ The city commission Tuesday assistant to the Better Health | Company, I would like to for-
_.l! ; night formally approved the Cans-, As.sociation in Raleigh from 1946 i mally e.xpress our appreciation
ler street widening project No. to 1947, then held various staff j and admiration for the excellent,
W.O. 9.7121H01 and contracted.-positions for various congress-' professional efforts of Police
with the State Highway Depart-I men. including Rep. Charles B. Chief McDevitt and his officers.
Roberts Asks Rezoning To Ruild
12-Uiut Apartment On N. Cansler
— Revival services will
SATURDAY DANCE - September 21-26 at Macedonia rnented, “Tho continuing increase
‘ Square dances will be held Baptist church. ^ in demand for natural gas service
j each Saturday night, beginningl Rev. Clarence McMahan, pastor reflects the cotinuing growth of
! Saturday, at Grover Re.scue Squad of Gastonia's Mece<lonia Baptist the city. Immediate necessity for
bonding, a spokesman for the church, will be visiting evange-'the increase authorized reflects
^uAd has announced. list. ; the addition of two major indus-
■ 'trial customers and plan of the
! city district sch()ols to convert
i their heating systems from coal!
I to gas as quickly as current coaF
i supplies are extended. Anotherj
I need for the increase is the po-.
tential demand of Kings Mountain
j Two-county city Kings Mountain ' nett owns 59.5, his being formerly ! Public Ho-using Authority, w^hich
fs expected to expand 150-acres' tho property of the late John; will employ gas heat in all its
farther into Gaston county on Mauney. '1.50 housing units and for cook-
O^’loher 14. 1 Attorney Robert Powell, of Bos- I ing in all but the 30 units de-
Tho city commission Tuesday semer City, presented the pell- signed for the elderly.”
night honored a petition of Bill tions for annexation
Fwo-County City Kings Mountain
To Become Moreso; Petition Filed
Stinnett and the Heirs of Mrs. C. | Kings Mountain re-entered
M. Whitesides for annexation to Gaston county a few years ago'
the city by ordering a public hy annexing property adjacent to,
hearing for October 14. Linw'ond road.
Of the 150 acres, which are Until 1915 Kings Mountain w^as
orth of Linwood road and east a Cleveland Gaston citizen, moved
n Boyce street, the Whitesides wholly to Cleveland in a bitter
Hrs own 90.5 acres and Mr. Stin- county line election. <
“The Btarlighters” wdi] plav
for a d.incc Saturday sponsored
by American Legion Post 155
for Legionnaires, their wives
and guests. Dancing will he
from 9 until 12 p.m. at the
A.mcrican Legion Hall.
WINS BRONZE STAR*—Sgt. Os
car Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs.
R. L» Jones of the Dixon com
munity, is recipient of the
Bronze Star for brovery in ac
tion in Vietnam. He orrived
home Wednesday and will re
ceive his discharge from the
service. Sgt. Jones is a member
of the 2Sth Infantry Division.
The city commission Tuesday
night foi’U'arded a rezoning re
quest of Kenneth Roberts, acting
as agent for his father. Eugene
Roberts to the zoning beard for
consideration and a recommend-
Kenneth Roberts appeared be-
ment for the work. ; Deane of North Carolina, for the
Formal resolutions were unani-. next 14 years. He joined the of-
mously approved. flee of secretary of the Air Force
Under the agreement, the city,; in 1961, became administrative
at its own exptmse, will relocate assistant to the secretary in 1964.
all electrical lines and poles and’
make any necessary adjustments,
in water and sewer lines to clear;
the way for extending the rigid-!
of-way to 60 feet and widening
the paved portion of the street.
Tho city, under the agreement,
Our recent narcotics robbery wa.s
the first incident of breaking and
entering that we had ever had,
and thus our firs^ contact with
Continued On Page Six
Mr. Summers' Hambriqht History
Published; Forebears Prussians
fore the board to clarify the in- also agrees to pay 25 percent of There is a tradition that theinie Mauney, a direct descendant
tended use of property on North: the costs of right-of-way and re- Hamhrights were natives of of Colonel Hambright. Her at-
Cansler street on which a re-!moval of any obstructions, the Prussia in Germany where mili-' tractive bound booklet on the
quest for rezoning from R-S to R-1 payment to be made in five an- tary trainin'T and experience was; Hambright Clan is easy to read
6 is ponding. 'nuai Installments, The city’s share so much a part of the life of the: and reflects many hours of work
Roberts said a 12-unit apart- will be adjusted as the final, people and this influences re-! Some intoretsing biography o
ment complex is anticipated, rep- right-of-way cost is determined, fleeted in the members of the Col. Hambright can be gleaned
resenting a $100,(XK) investment.!The project has been estimated to family for several generations. from the pages of her history,
and would eventually be expand-'cost $278,000 and will ix' covered Thus writes Mrs. F. R. Sum-1 plus family lineage and family
ed to 24 units. Rental charge’with the city's proi'oriionate mors in her published history of! trees of a long lino of his do-
would range from $90 to $110 share of state road bond funds “Tlic Frederick Hambright Fam-j scendants.
monthly, he told the board in'voted several years ago. ' ily.” I Family historians record that
answer 'to question by Mayorl No estimate was given by the Col. Frederiek Hambright’s Frederick Hambright lived m
John H. Moss. commission on the city’s antii-i most conspicuous service to his Penns>\vania until about 1755
In other action, the board: ! pated expense in paying its share country was in the Battle of when he moved to Virginia, met
Awarded contract to Graybar , of the project. Kings Mountain October 7, 1780. and married Sarah Hardin, and
Electric Co. of Charlotte for pur- By a resolution of the North Car- shortly after move 1 to Tiwnn.
chase of oil circuit breaker, dis- CHICKEN SUPPER 'olina Assembly in 1786, an ele- North Carolina. Until after the
connect switches and voltage reg. The Chancel Choir of Grace igant mounted sword was present- Battle of Kings Mountain he liv-
ulators. The firm submitted a United Methodist church will ed him “for his voluntary and dis-j ed on a trad in the fork of Long
low bid of $14,538. Other bidders, sponsor a chicken supper he- !tinguished services in the defeat. Creek and Still House Branch
were: Mill Power Supply Co..' ginning at 4:.3() p.m. in the of Maior Patrick Ferguson at near present Dallas. N. C. In
$15,089; Westinghouse Electrical’ church fellowship h^all. Plates Kings Mountain.” This sword is 1782 he sold parts of this tract
Supply, $16,661; Bryant Supply! are $2 for adults and $1 for now in the Museum of Kings, and moved to a new home on
Co., $16,736; and Electrical Dis- children and takeout orders will Mountain National Military Hark. Kings Creek in South Carolina.
(Continikd On Page iSix) be available. • Mrs. Summois, the former Don- Continual On Page Six