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Kings Mountain's Relioble Newspaper
VOL 81 No. 38
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, September 18, 1969
PRICE TEN CEMTf
Commissioners Award Cline $31,500 For Dam Site
For W. F, Houser
Funeral rites for William F.
Houser, 56, were held Monciaj
merning at 11 o’clock from thfc
Chapel of Harris Funeral Home.
Rev. James Wilder, pastor o£
Kings Mountain Baptist church,
cfliciated at the final rites, and
inter.menl was in Mountain Rest
cemetery. Active pallbearers wore
C. D. Waie, H. O. Williams,- Jack
Arnettc, I. C. Davis, J. H. Patter
son and W. T. Weir.
M;. Houser died Saturday at
1:40 p. m. in the Kings Mountain
hospital where he had been hos-
pitalized for five years with mul
A native of Cleveland County,
he w^as a son ol the late Horace
and Sarah Falls Houser. He wa^
a retired salesman, a member o!
Kings Mountain Baptist church
and prior to his illness w'as active
in .the Kings Mountain Lions
j Kings Mountain high school' ..
^dncipaj J. C. Atkinson has an- ,, wife, Mrs.
nounced that John Anderson Bal- ^ daughter,
]glv. son ol Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Johnson. Jr. ol
Bhllew ol 202 Edgemont Drive.l
hp.s been named a Semi-linalist in „ ’ . ■'"P H. Houser ol
t he 1939-1970 National Me.i.
, _ T^^'i^.OTO ^mUhialiat niJBrt
0» htel,' SLS """‘
est scorers in their states on the
National Merit Scholarship Qua-'
HELO<^Funerol rites for
F. Houser. 56. were
By Aimy Colonel
The letter reads:
Norman King, city commi.s.sion-
er from Ward IV and veteran of
more than 21 years service with
Southern Bell Telephone Com
pany. has been transferred from
the Gastonia office of Southern
Bell to the Lincolnton exchange.
Mr. King becomes Test Dcsk-
not know what transpired, but | man for the company at the Lin-
tho n anager assisted him on the i colnton office. He w'as formerly I
iword^of my son that he would
.send a check or that we would
pay it. My wife an 1 I did re
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lifying Test, which was given last |*||Sma|| Pv;|f rAfl
February to some 75,000 students; A AuASvll
in 17,250 schools nationwide. They
constitute less than one per cent
of the graduatiify secondary , .
school seniors in the United Mayor Jonn Henry' Moss has re
states. ceived a letter ot praise for a
Ballew’s many accrued honors J^^al citizen from Colonel William
include: the Bili> Shuford Science Malkemos, Department of the
Award, the Plonk Scholarship "^^ny, U.S. Army Air Defcn.se
Medal Junior Marshal, Govern- Lcmmandent, Air Force Base,
or’s School. Co-editor of “Mile- Cok>rado.
stones”, and membership in the
National Honor Society. , . ru * . , ■
His activities include the Band, J would like to take tins op-
basketball, Student Council, Sci- to-inform you of one of
ence Club. French Club. Bjman y^ur citizens .hat so greatly im-
Relations Committee, and Pep P^^-::sed my wife and me.
Oand August as my son w'as
driving North ho realized that he
had left'hLs wallet (money, iden
tification, credit cards, etc.) at his
last overnight lodging. In despe
rate? need of gas to continue’ on
his journey (eventually to the
D T MvrcMn ^^^ted State? Military Acftdemv)
Tbe Rev Kenneth R. Lawson, ,,p American Oil
^ pastor of Florence Baptist chuic^ ^j^p^py Service Station, Battle-
Forest City, will be the evangelist abound America, 1-85 and NC 216
during the Fall Revival at Fust ^ings Mountain, N. C. 11380. I do
Baptist church this wwk.
Rev. Larson is a native of Lau
rens, South Carolina, and has
served churches in Marietta. S.
C., Asheville, N. C., and New Or
leans, Lojisiana, before coming
to Forest City.
The community is invited to at
tend these special servit^'s each
ivening at 7 p.m., says Rev. Rob-
' C. Mann, pastor of First Bap-
i tist church.
\ J Sunday School Leadership
I Freparalion will be^in at First
i Baptisti fhurch, Sunday evening,
; Scplernber 21, 6:30-8.30, and con- j annual C eveland
I tinuing Monday. Tuesday, and ,5”"“ I T ^ ^ .
i Wednesday evenings, 7:00-9;-00.
! Charles Summey, former Area;
• Sunday School Secretary for the school.
. Coltinmd On Pajc Einht \ Th** n|vitat.omonly banquet --
T ' limited m attendance because of
iTAmAlArv Proaress faciiitics-
i^emeiery rrvgreas sponsorel by the Shelby Cham-
, On Board Agenda ber of Commerce througii its odu-
A progress report on develop- cation tommittce headed by Jack
ment of addition to Mountain Schweppe.
Rest cemetery is on the agen.ia The teachers will be singled
for Tuesday night’s city commis- out for Star teacher awards,
sion meeting at 6:30 p.m. in City Fight will h3ve been selected by
Hall courtroom. Ihe student finalists in last year’s
Cemetery Supt. Ken Jenkins PPG Foundation scholarship corn-
will make the report to the may- petition, and two will have been
or and board of commissioners. selected by the faculties ot Crest
The board will also hold public and Burns high schools,
hearing on petitions for rezoning The eight finalists who have
by Edward Don Short, Dean Ay- named Star teachers are James
ers and Mrs. B. S. Peeler who de- \V. Grayson, Timothy N. Web-i
sire their properties rezoned from ster, Maik E. Hughes and Rich-i
residential to neighborhood busi- arJ Etheridge, all of Kings,
ness. Mountain high school, and Fred.
At Tuesday’s meeting the board, Blanton Vogel, Kathryn Durland,
■ will also receive bids for approx- Alice Hegeand Kathy Ann Propst.i
^ imately 537 feet paving on Dixie all of Shelby high school. All
street and approximately 227 feel, eight students am currently en-;
paving on Bridges Drive. I rolled in universities. 1
I Made UcS. Great.
By BOB MANER
This week has been officially
dedicated by the Congress of the
United States as “Constitution
Week!” The work of the Consti-
utional Convention was complet-
\I September 17, 1787, and with
s signing an experiment in gov-
.‘rnmeiiL mankind’s most perfect
.0 date, W’as begun. It is a privi
lege for me to take these few
moments to write .about it.
Few moments in history have
enjoyed the marked collective tal-
.'nts of those assembled. One com
mon bond the abject terror of
.yranny in the hands of any per-,
ion or group-bound them tbgothor,!
and has allowed us to enjoy a'
naximum of freedom in all areas!
af living, and, at the same tunc,
Niallenged us to self-ccnt.ml and;
‘cstraint in dealing with our fel-!
ow man. This inspired document
lias insured maximum (levelop-
ment and distribution of wealth!
rade possible by America’s ’ooun-
tiful natural resources.
j The brevity of the document in-j
eluding the first ten amendments
the Bill of Rights—is lemark-.
able. Their self-confidence in the:
work is evidenced by the difficul- ,
ty in the amendment process pro-’
vided, and is supported by the
’'datively few times amendments'
havp passed. j
These men intended to have;
meaningful “chetks and balances”
in the executive, legislative and,
judicial branches of govenament.:
It is evident that the legislative
branch was to be the most people-
oriented with the House of Rep-'
the Senate. In spellin-^ out,,the.
duties of each branch, they dcsir-;
ed to vest the most power in the
legislative group and lessee a-
mounts in the judicia] and p^^uver
in the legislative group and les
sor,amounts in the i/dicial and
executive. Most harmful excess!
have (ome from these latter two I
branches and our forefather’s |
fear of concentration of power
has been juslifie<l.
Our government is not perfect.'
Nontheless it is the most ; V]M IMf^VlltOC
ever devised. It is my sincere he ' MaITI ITaClXlllviB
lief thal America can remain a | _
great naHon so long as we serve IwlApf ||| l#lpfnj||||
responsibility as citizens. These' 111 ¥ ICIliaill
w'ise.men who have served us sol
well have made our lob remark- Mountain mannet
ably easy. Join me in counting two miles apart ,n Viet
my American Citizenship as my
greatest earthly blessing.
Dies of Wounds
Rudolph Lemmons, Jr., 20-ycar-
old Grover youth charged with
! murder in the sliootii.)» death of;.
On Dam Began
By MARTIN HARMON
The court appointed commis
sioners in the city’s condemnation
action against Buford Cline set
the figure for Mr. Cline’s 93-acre
1 tract for the Buffalo Creek dam
I site at $31,500, the city has put
i the money in escrow wdth the
j clerk of court, and Gillespie Con-
I struction Company was be .-inning
i work on the dam Wednesday aft-
The city iiad
The c'lmmis.sioners. William
, 18-5ear-old Glenn Patterson oli^Mon Ern«t ilarriil and
. Qaston Dover conducted a hoar-
. ing Tuesday morning.
Shelby, was lodged
Count> Jail Monday.
Lemmons, arresteJ Saturday;
I morning by Cleveland County beha f saMiis he had paid $2o,TO
Deputies, was held in the Shelbr f""
jail until Monday when he was
ir.ansferred to Gastonia.
i:ig u<**'e Coleman Goforth. At
torney Charles Horn, and Steve
Hawoi;, a Charlotte real estate
Patterson was allegedly shot broke;.
attorneys Jack White and
jwo youths at the home of Den presented no wit-
Conner m the HiUtop section of cross-examined the
Gaston Count> between
Mountain and Crowder’s Moun-j
tain on September 9th. Patterson' tc.f^Hied that boUom land is
died from complications of the
[wound Friday night in the Kings
Lemmons is son oi
worth $1,000 per acre, hut, under
cros.s-examinaticn, could report'
no sales at that figure. The realty
Rev. Ru- broker s.aid the Cline property
should be worth $.55,000 but ac-
knowledg<*d he was making com-
pirison uiih road frontage pro-j
perty on Highway fS. Mr. Horn,
quoted another property sale, butt
this property also contained a!
’■cs: fence, as the Cline tract does;
Mayor John Henry M')ss said’
he vva.-v pleased at the decision,'
whi :'h 'compared favorably with i
the th-pe appraisals the city had
I •* t. • 'rom Frank IJovle. Coates Com-;
Citizens in the city are beins
asked to fiy the Amenjan f'as ; Ralpli Seiqler, construction su-,
and schoois and churches are be- o^j-intendent for the Gillespie
ing asked to note the observance
dolph Lemmon», Baptist minister,
DAR Is Promoting
Colonel Frederick Hambright
Chapter DAR is calling attention
this week to ttre observe.rro of
Constitution Week September 15-
REUNITED—Two Kings Moun
tain Marines, Pfc. Richard La-
ney, top, and Pfc. Jimmy King
were recently reunited in Viet
in programs or during the regu
lar Sunday service.
Citizens are also invited to [
read again the U.S. Constitution, |
said a spokesman for the DAR. |
Mrs. C. D. Blanton is regent of
the Colonel Frederick Hambright
nam, wore recently reunitei
Pfc. Charles Richard Laney andi Mrs. Joyce Bell Garner, daugh-
Pfc. Jimmy King joined the Ma-j ter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bell, Sr. of
lines together but were separated; Kings Mountain, graduated with
during training. honors Sunday frem the Lincoln
Both men are now viet- School of Nursing in Dur-
nam and through Pfc. Jimmy ^ f
Kinc^’s address were able to lo-' Garner was recipient of
Kin^s aaaress weie . tJ the J. W. V. Cordice prize to the
cate each other. They were sta- . , * ,
tioned two miles apart at (ho;
r^xTr, ,1, J 4u i- . practice in operating room tech-
DM7 /one and they have l^en ;;
able to spend some time together, ,^0 s t u d e n t maintaining the
they have written their parents. ; scholastic averag? for
Pfc. Laney is the son Of Richard three years, and the Graduate
Laney of Detroit, Michigan and! Nurse staff prize to the student
Mrs. Mary Laney of High Shoals,' who has been the “most techni-
formerly of Kings Mountain. [ cally competent” nurse for three
Pfc. Kir/'T is the son of Mr. and years.
I Comimy, said earlh - moving'
I equipment was being moved to
! the dam site immediately.
D'nnis F'ox, resident engineer,
of W. K. Dickson Company, was
also ploascrl at the result, as were
the city attorneys.
“We are now in position to
move ahead,” Mr. Fox comment
The 84 foot high dam will be
1000 feet aci'iss, including a 250-
Prior to T esday’s hearing Mr.
^liiie iiad filed an advance ap
peal against the condemnation
■*ct»on whi'’b Clerk of Court Paul
Wilson had calendared for the
lerm of Superior Court beginning
September 22. Juti' e Fre^i Hasty
af Charlotte will he presi lyiff-
Both parlies have 20 days from
Tuesday’s liearing to appeal the
■‘Abraham: A Man of Faith,"
will be the .sermon topic of Rev.
Bob Wilson at Dixon Presbyterian
chuidi Sundr-y morning at 9:30.
Off - To - School
15 At UNC (CH),
The Kings Mountain area will
send a total of 102 area students
■off to schools for post-high school
* training, colleges, universities and
specialized schools, a suivey re
The University of North Caro
lina at Chapel Hill is attracting
he laigest number of area stu-
Jents this season, with 15 enroll-
?d. Second favorite of area stu-
ienls is Western Carolina Univer
ity, Cullowhee, where 14 are en
rolled, and third favorite is Lime-
»tone college at Gaffney, S. C.,
The Herald attempted to obtain
a complete list of students off-
to - school. Realizing there are
omissions, the Heiald invites
relatives of students whose names
are omitted to contact the news
paper office, 739-5441.
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS —
IIPffVDD LIMESTONE COLLEGE-Mike
3* Ballard, Scarlett Morrison, Rob
ert Moss, Elaine Dixon. Linda
Roberts, Camille Leonard, Vickie
Fumer, Terry Dean Anderson,
Debbie Plonk, Lynda Plonk.
APPALACHIAN STATE UNI
VERSITY ~ Jimmy Falls, Ann
Owens, Kathy Atkinteon, Pete
Ware, Steven Goforth, Tommy
Goforth, Jimmy White.
UNC - GREENSBORO — Te
resa Jolly, Libby Alexander.
WESTERN CAROLINA UNI
VERSITY — Rita Blanton, Kathy
Willis, Hugh Logan, Del Goforth,
Wendell Bunch, Lynda Watterson,
Sandy Atkinson, Heidi Kopruch,
Debbie Smith, Connie Dixon, Mr.
and Mrs. Lewis Stewart, Mr. and
Mrs. John Taylor.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH
CAROLINA, Chapel Hill - Scott
Kelly, Edith Hambright, Mary
Homecoming Day will be ob- Ann Houses Jane Morris Scott
served Sunday at First Wesleyan ^ Corky
Methodist church at 107 waco'Fulton. Tommy Bridges Neal
} Cooper, Tommy Fmger. Jeff Mau-
ney, Jimmy Sotelo, Ken Plonk,
Former members and friends Rick Finger, Win Goter.
of the church are invited to join' GASTON COLLEGE — Ava
the congregation in the special Spearman, Jean Phifer, Margaret
GRADUATE-^rs. Billie Gibbons
Ormand has received her Asso
ciate in Nursing degree from
Central Piedmont Community
Mrs. Billie Gibbons Ormand:
wife of Lewis Boyd Ormand and
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P.
Gibbons of Kings Mountain, re-
c’eivod her Associate in Nursing
degree from Central Piedmont
Cc'mn-»unit> college Sunday.
Mrs. Ormand was pinned on
Saturday in exercises at Charlotte
The Kings Mountain woman
was one of the top five students
in a graduating class of 29 and
recognized for scholastic average
and nursing ability.
service, said Rev. Carl G. Sparks,
commercial representative in the ! Mrs. Ellis King of Kings Moun-
Gastonia office. | tain.
The King family will continue j
to reside here.
Mrs. Garner graduated from
Compact high school in 1966.
Mrs. Quay Hamlnight remains
a patient in Kings Mountain hos
pital for treatment and observa
Dilling, Stanley Laughter.
GARDNER WEBB COLLEGE —
. , Dwain Yarbro, Joann Crawford,
The Sunday School hour is Alexander, Stanley Brown.
9:30 with the morning worship] ^llen Dover, Joy Jolley, Linda
service at 11. A former pastor, I pjjjjg
Rev. W. C. Lovin, will deliver the! leNOIR RHYNE COLLEGE ^
morning message. Picnic lunch Mauney. Jr., Dan.iy Fin-
will be spread on the church, jq Bridges, Joyce Dixon.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH
Four Kings Mountain Nominees
For Annual Star Teachers Honor
North Carolina Governor Rob ;
erl W. Scott will address thev..
S.ar Teachers’ AA-ard banciuet i
Wednesday night at 7 at Shelby 'i<
; Mrs. S. A. Mauney has present-'
ed a two manual Wicks Pipe Or
gan to Our Father Lutheran
'^'churcli of Greensboro and mem-1
: bers of the family went to Greens-
boro recently for dedication of
the organ and a recital by Mrs.
'4^ Mauney’s grandson-in-law, Gor
don Geaver, professor of mi;sic
> ’ at Lutheran Seminary in Colum-i
" : bin. S. C. I
Another grandson of Mrs. Mau-i
V ney’s Gene Mauney and his fam-'
/ ily, are members of the Gjrecns-
Others attending the se^'viee
i were Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Mau
ney of Kings Mountain and they
and .Mrs. S. A. Mauney and the
Beavers from Columbia were
guests of the Gene Mauneys.
grounds at the noon hour.
Marion B. Flowers is Sunday
School superintendent and Larry
Milstead'is Minister of Music.
Sunday at 7 p.m. revival serv
ices are to begin at the Wesleyan
Church, 107 Waco Road, where
R^. Carl V. Sparks is the pastor,
“everend Harold L. Rick-
a, is the
Ic public to
CAROUNA AT CHARLOTTK
Bill Bridges, Mary Dixon, Bar
bara Plonk, Donna Crawford.
WINGATE COLLEGE-Jo Ann
GEORGIA COLLEGE — Vickie
EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
MARS HILL COLLEGE—Don
na Hardes, Chuck Sparks, Bar
N. C. STATE UNIVERSITY —
Dennic Brk' es, Diana Bunkowski.
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
—Mary Jo Hord.
(Continued on Page Eight)
ales Tax Provisionally
SPEAKER — Governor Robert W.
Scott will oddress the annual
Stor Teachers banquet in Shel
by Wednesday sponsored by the
Carolina Plant of PPG Indus
tries and Shelby Chamber of
Adorns Gives Moyor
New Walnut Gavel
Mayor John Henry Moss has
a nrw gavoi for use at city com
mission sessions, compliments of
Mr. Adams, a craftsman in
wooJ, used walnut, and the head
!of the gavel is smoothly grooved.!
WINS COMMENDATION MEDAL
Medlin, right son of Mrs. Jomes
and the late Mr. Medlin, has rec^
mendation Medal at Phan Rang
SmiUk. deputy commander, makes t^
AB, Vietnam. Airmon Medlin was i
vice os on odminiitrative spedallij
was cited for his outstanding job |
duty. He is now at Phon Rang in o \
The oirmon/ a. 1964 groduate of Kin
: tended Western Carolino University.!
Wright of Kings Mountodn.
^in board of
I ht endorsed
lit sales tax
ked for edu-
al .was fur-
1 a request
1 “that this
own to the
y the board
I King Moun-
its regular meeting Sept. 15, fin
alized its 1989-70 budget, and
realized that there is sufficient
need for additional funds to im
plement the quality educatio:\l
program needed in our school dis
“WHEREAS, the Kings Moun
tain City Board of Education
acknowledges with appreciation
the fact that the Cleveland Coun
ty commissioners did increase the
1969 levy for current expenses to
help us maintain our current pro
“WHEREAS, the Kings yjuin-
tain City Board of Educai^
briefly discussed the one cent
c'al sales tax referendum aftoT
realize that this is a fair ' tax
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