Greater Kings Mountain 21,914
City Limits (1966 Census) 8,256
City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9,300
Greoter Kiagi Mountcdo figura u dtrla»<l fron ttM
•paciol United Stole* lureou ot the Census report o
lonuary i9S6. and includes the 14,990 population e
Ifumher 4 Township, and the remaining 6,124 Iron
Ifumher 5 Township, in ClsTeland County and Crowder'
Tfternehip jg Qoston County.
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Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 81 No. 39
Kinqs Mountain, N. C., Thursday, September 25, 1969
PRICE TEN CENTS
46th Annual Cleveland Fair
Opens! uesday ;F”"eDay Run
Youths Raid Phifer Hardware
Of $2000In Guns And Shells
It's lair time again, and the
'IC.li annual Cleveiand County
Kail* will begin a five-day stand
ruesday. Cates op<?n each morn
ing at 8 o'clock, exhibit buildings
l^pion at 10 a.m. and Doggeller
^Riows begin operation at 10 a.m.
.Miss North Carolina, Patricia
Elaine Johnson, will take part in
opening ceremonies on Tuesday,
Shi will spend the day at the
fair and will appear on the stage
at the evening grand.stand show.
The North Caiolina Rhododen
dron Queen, Mary Selene Duncan,
will visit the fairgrounds on Fri
day and will appear on the stage
at the evening grandstand show.
Injluded -among othci special
g.csts who will lie making a
gran^tand appearance sometime :
duri^ F?ir Week will be Miss
Shelfr', Maigaret Stallings; Miss
Chetfy vnic, Rhonda Ledford; Miss
Mountain, Linda Suianne
1 YaV>: and Miss Upper Cleveland
forty, Debbie Boggs.
rhodl children in the county
w be admittr.i fice to the fair-
fjunds Tuesday and Friday on
cial tickets to be issued
:ough respective principals.
[All I’Lrsons 75 years of ag<‘ and
or will be admitted free to the
irgrounds every day.
I lie Deggeller Amusement Com-
ny, known the country over as'
ae of America’s cleanest midway
ows, will bring to the county
|air the best in fun and games,
hows of merit and the best in
TAR HEEL BEAUTY QUEEN AT FAIR ^ Patricia Johnson of
Winstcn.Saiexn, the reigning Miss North Carolina, will open the
1969 Cleveland County Foir Tuesday. A Meredith college voice
major. Miss Johnson competed in the Miss North Carolina pageant
as Miss Roleigh. The 46th annual Fair runs Tuesday through
Fair Manager E. L. Weathers
has announced that many.
standing evening grandstand acts]
Vave been lined up for the Pair,!
Tuesday, September 30 thru Sat !
urday, October 4. ;
' On Tuesday, Wednesday and'
Thursday evening, appearing willl
he the world famous Jack Koch-1
man Hell Drivers; The Two Frau-
inslcins, a novelty balanijing act;
and the Pamela Torry Sisters, an
acrobatic and tumbling act.
The popular A1 Youngman
Band will be seen each night.
One of the nation's most pop
ular m(xlern country recording
ailists, LoRoy Van Dyke, will be'
a headline attraction at the Cleve-|
l and County Grandstand Show on
Friday and Sal urday evening. Be-^
cau.se of his ultra-modern ap
proach to country
No Appeal Yet
nied By Cline
In City Matter
By MARTIN HARMON
The Buford Cline notice of ap
peal of Clerk of Superior Court's
decision on points of law inter
jected by deiendani in the city’s
condemnation action against Mr.
Cline remains a notice. No appeal
action has been filed.
Meantime, City attorney Jack
White said^ Mr. Cline’s attorney,
Elrncsl S. DeLaney, of Charlotte,
called him Friday to s-ay Mr.
Cline would not seek to prevent
:he c<mtractor, Gillespie Construc
tion Company, from proceeding
with work on the big earthen •
concrete dam which will impound
the w'ater of Buffalo Creek to
provide the city a water supply.
Attorney White said Attorney
DeLaney did not say appeal, eith-
er on Clerk of Court Paul Wil
son’s decision or the $31,500 com
missioners’ award for the 93- acre
Cline dam site, would not be fil
Both Mr. Cline and the city
have 20 days from Seotember 16 fluoridation meeting
t(^ appeal the (^mmissioners de- commis.sion will b(^
held at City Hall courtroom Tues-
The city has said would not, BOUNDED IN ACTION — Pic. P-^i-
appeal the decision of the corn- (Bobby) Ernst was commission called the ses-
missioners. noting that the award in action September 1 sion at the reciuest of Gerald
compared favorably with t he serving with the Army in Thomasson, ( hairman of the Jay-
findings of three independent reg- Vietnam. vater fluoridation promotion
isfered appraisers the city had re- pio’ram.
'^Tl^ city placed .ho $..1,500 in ElRSt WOUllded d"' ■Thrme;’.’’",'-H
oscro.v with the Clerk of Couy. he open as all city commission! feJ
on Seotember 17 and Gillespie T|| meetings are."
Construction began moving eauip Sll * 1^1110111 11QI , chairman Thoma.sson said Miss '
ment to the ;’am site that after-, Becky Bowden, coordinator for
noon. The city owned half the, Pfc. Robert f. (Bobbyi Krnst, f’.oriialion of the dental health
dam s:'e, Mr. Cline the other half, son of Mr. and Mrs. Odroy if. division of the State Board „f
Meantime Dennis Fox Health will ho present and will
.Mcanume, uennrs lox, res. wounded jn action September 1 in sneak to thp hr-qrH ••ten cau?
lent engineer, said work, both on ^ t'PtdK ro me orarci. M( aiao said
Mie dam site and the water treat
ment plant is proceeding we^. He
On Jaycee Bid
New Wilkes Drama
Have Not Made
Six Gaston County youths whe
told police they 'ame to town Fri
day night to “ri-e around’’ were
apprehended Saturday morning a
itw hours after the 7:20 a.m.
robbery of $2,000 worth of guns
and ammunition from Phifer
Jailed in Gaston County Jail
in lieu ui bond each are:
Willie Andy Rainey, 16, and
George Edward Moore, IS, both
of 326 N. Pryor street, Gastonia,
and Davi.i Lewis Eaves, 16. of 30
South 19th street, Long Island,
New York. Three of the sextet
are juveniles. All are Negroes.
Accordin'; to the Kings Moun-
lain and Gastonia Police Depart
ment Detective Divisions’ Gaston
officers answered a call in Gas
tonia early Saturday morning and
apprehended the six youths who
were reportedly using stolen guns
to “shoot gla.ss out cf windows.’’
A call to the local police depart
ment verified that guns ha I been
stolen from the loca] hardware.
Sgt. Bob Hayes, Patrolman Rob-
: ert Dodge, D( t. Lt. William Roper
; ami Police Chief Tom McDevitt
made the investigation here. They
said that entry to Phifer Mard-
wa.e Company was gained by
climbing on a garbage can to the
rear top level of the building in
downtown Kings Mountain. The
culprits pulled off steel bars from
the upstairs window.
Missing from the store were 14
rifles and shotguns. 16« boxes of
ammunition for shotguns and
lifles, and seven Westclox watch
es. Local and Gaston officers then
obtained search warrants and
searched the residences of the
ydock Friday night. uate of Kings ^fountain high Javcees proposal. first Chief and medical advisor
rv - 1- ! ^ *u was employed as an The ciuestion of fluoridating the is Dr. Frank Sincox, partner in ‘ th/:»
On a rain-slick i-oad, the Craftspun Yarns. city's water sunply has been a M.Gill Clinic. ny of (*ars. All the merchandise
^hevroiet of George Henry Case,, moot one here for a do^en vears. Other patiolmen in the newly. three uatches were re
route 3, Greenville. S. C.. skidded Pfc. Ernst's address: 32S-78-7090 Pi 19.^7 citizens in ;.n informa- formed Lnit are Bennett Masters,' returned to the local
CHIEF—Rev. Robert Mann, pas
tor ol First Baptist church, is
chief of the recently-formed
volunteer Reserve Unit of the
Kings Mountain Police Deport
ment. The six reserve policemen
were sworn Wednesday night.
'‘die county health officer will be
^ rhe Kings Mountain man, bos- present along with Kin^^s Moun-
also leoorted that Lewder Con- wounds uhen tain dentists and doctors.
s rucUon Company whkh is hne- discharge of m,-. Thomasson first appeared
buucuon L.ompan>, wnicn is imc ^ chieca grenade, was able to before the pommis^inn in Anaiwt
"ch pipe at thSof abo^ onej , fluoridation of public water sup- Mailll KeSeiVe
housand Seer each working day.! He wiU be recipient of the Pur- plies as a means la dental health, -
Ernst, drafted Decemberseek a meeting to ■ W»1W VBlBvA
wCXr« \rOIXlO0 gtjj^ took his basic training Dec-! question. Kiir^s Mountain’.s first polic
But None Aro Hurt ember 9th and advanced training At the same meeting. Clayton rescr\a; unit was officially swoir
ar Fort MctClellan Ala. He has Bolton, a North Piedmont avenue Wednesday night at City Hall.
Another pipe-car accident oc- been stationed with the Infantry citizen and Fiber Industries em- Hev. Robert Mann, pastor of
urred on U. S. 74 west about 10 in Vietnam since June 2. A grad- ployce, spoke at length against First Baptist church, is the Unit's
df the road and into the big 24- Co. “B’’ 23rd S and T BN. APO rirnal referendum, voted 1146 to
I inch, steel pip(‘ which will bring San Francisco, 96374.
; water to the city from the Buffa.
lo Creek reservoir.
mortician with Han is Funeral
store Saturday afternoon.
Dewey (Bud) Mayes, Kings
music, Van Mountain native and son of Mr.
Dyke has been awarded theCoun- and Mrs. Carl Mayes, has written
try Alusic Association PMunding and is directing a fiew historical
President’s Award for his “out- drama which opens Saturday in
standing coniributon to country Wilkesboro.
music for 1967.” In addition to his subject of a
records and night club * feature story recently in the VVins-
aiu'cs, \ an Dyke has recently Salem Journal and Twin-
, , , Th(» storv w.\s by Arlene Ed- !
( urrrntly m release Van Dyke'staff writer. i
^hs a farm coy in A^issouri, 8 4-, “To Dew’ey Mayes, the un-
H er for 10 years, a college grad- painted plateaus of plywood cov
uate with a degree in agricultun
.593, almost two-to-one, in favor of Home; Donald Jones, dislricti Xhe three youths jailed were in-
’voridating the water suroly, hut scliool superintendent; Jerryi dieted with breaking and enter-
tlie Bridges Administration dii White, a member of the local Res-, ing and larceny. Tliey have also
not choose to .mplement the re- cue Scjjad and an employee of been charged with larceny' of au-
sult of the referendum. i Harris Funeral Home; and James, tomobiles from Craig Motors and
With the Admini.stt3tlm: umier ^ « "’‘‘["her of the chy po-'Smith Chevrolet, both Gastonia
pressure to implement the result, Hearing have l-ven set for
it c hose to re-offer the proposal-<-=»ol'na ^ ^ight ,the three juveniles involved in
Funeral rites for Mrs. Ellen again in an informational refer- 'Corporation-as a truck Gaston County,
t .u V . . Ledford Lovelace, 86, widow' of endun. This time the result -
; Ollier lady passenger nor the Drewery Joseph Lovelace, were versed by 143S to 5S9 •' G'hief Thomas McDevitt said
! In contrast lo the initial acci-
^ I dent, the auto suffered the nriost
< I damage, both right wheels being
!: I sheared off and the right side
\ I being peeled off.
Neither Air. Case, his wdfe, an-
. . ion i>a
made ins motion picture debut as pj^y g,
the star of "What Am I Bid?”,; tu„
and,animal husbandry, and a for-
mei! livestock reporter before he-
ginjling his singing career. His
milion selling records include
“iVetioneer” (a song he wrote in
i tit' U. S. Army in the Chor Won
1 viley jjst below Korea’s 3Sth
\, jttrallel) and "Walk on By.” The
ering the st:^ge o^ Wilkes Com'-
munity College's small theater
lo(jk like Wilkes County’s rolling
“An(i he is rrmiident that,
after sc mi finishing touchi's. they
arp going lo look that way to the
audience.s that come to see "Val-
l(*y ol Mop(*,” the hi.storical drama
LeRoy Van Dyke Show” is a that will be part of the Groat
lappy mixture of country and state of Wilkes Week celebra-
lop music, comedy and profes- tion. '
lonal showmansliip and is coun- “Alayos wrote and is diri'cting
ry music’s most exciting act. , and producing the show which
Also appearing on tlie Friday will open Saturday, Sept. 27, and
and Saturday evening grandstand'run nightly through Wednesday,
[shows will be Tommy Cash, one|'Oct, 1.
of the most promising and sue-! "Tlie shew, which he describes
cessful now artists in country mu- ‘‘s “1^ i s t o r i c a 1 narrative.” r.t- i
sic, an:l brother of an already : JemiMs in less than two hours to. trainin g,
famous entertainer, Johnny Cash, ^cll ‘Ihc whole liistory ol Wilkes I 'yIw" include-
Tommy was born in Mississippi ^ . o ! Western Carolina University at
Coutinued On Page Six < Condnued On \>age
DIRECTOR — Bud Mayes, Kiifgs
Mountain notive and son of
Mr. and Mrs. H. Corl Mayes, is
directing an historical drama
of Wilkes County which opens
Saturday in Wilkesboro.
List Now 158
Addition of .56 to the aiva’s off-
to-school list brings to 158 the
number who are leaving for post
: high school training at c-olleges
and universities and schools for
tmall child in the car were in- held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. f:-om margin than it had been simport- "" M'J • IS »• i
Id ,• ’“I""* Grove Baptist church, inter- ed two vears previousl" Key F>li™ in event of emer- MldVlOW BaPtlSt
Fhi^f nf'L! ’m damaged, ment following in the church ure in the reversal was the lam K<'neies. They will be undormed,
Chief of Police Tom McDevitt cemetery. or. J. E. Anthony who issued a “
Strong statement of opposition.
termed the car dvima^e “total”.
The accident occurred near Cash
Shelby DE Class
Hears City Officer
Patrolman Robert Dodge, mem
ber of the Kings Alountain police
department staff, was guest
speaker at Shelby high school
Mr. Dod^'e was invited to speak
on “Safety”, before members of
the driver’s education class.
The annual Tate family re
union will bo held Sunday at 1
p. m. at Antioch Community
Center near Grover. Picnic lunch
will be .spread at 1 p. m. and
all tamily members are invited
to attend. Brooks Tate of Kings
Mountain is president of the
Mrs. Lovelace died Sunday at
11:40 a.m. at the home of lier
daughter, Mrs. Prod Green. She
had been in declining health for
two years and had been seriously
ill for three weeks.
A native of Cleveland County, o. Johnson has been
she was the-daughter of the late named Market Research .Assoch-
Jac'Ob and Rachel Costner Led- ate for Foote Mineral and will
?. member join the company’s marketing
of Oak Grove Baptist church.
Surviving are tw’o sons, Melvin
and Glenn Lovelace of Kings
Alountain; three daughters, Mrs.
John L. Ro.ss, Mrs. Howard Weav
er, and Airs. Fi-od Green, all of
Kings Mountain; one sister. Mrs.
J. R. Sanders of Kings Mountain;
j 16 grandchildren; 43 great-grand-
I children and five great-great
department staff at its Exton, Pa.
headquarters on October 1. Mr.
Johnson, who has been with Foote
Mineral Company since 1956. is
presently sor\ing as General
Manage!, Mineral Production and,'
from 1956 to 1965. was General
Manager of Ffwte’s Kings Moun
tain N.C.) lithium mining opera
Mr. Johnson’s marketing expiT-
ience includes 12 vears as Tech-
Rev. Russell Hinton and Rev. • , o « t- i •
T ^ . .u r- I meal Representative. Lxplosiv(‘s
Love Dixon officiated at the final ip t tv.tJ,,* ..,.1
he s/fd, and will be accompanied
by a police officer on weekends
to assist him and to be trained
to assist in event of emergencies. Midview Baptist church will ob
it is a volunteer unit. serve Homecoming Day Sunday.
The new policemen are being Guest speaker at the morning
liained for their new duties in a iworship hour at 11 o’clock will
120-hour “Introduction to Police the Rev. Buddy Williams. Pic-
Science” courj^e which opened lunch will be spread at 1 p.m.
Monday night at City Hall. In- .and all members, former mem-
sti'uctor is Chief McDevitt. Oth- nors and pastors and friends of
er^ enrolled in the c-ourse aie the congregation are invited to
three Lincoln county deputy sher- attend,
iffs and three new officers on the
regular police force. ] A song service will be featured
br. Sincox will be the police in the afternoon beginning at 2
department’s first full time med-, P-m. with the Hampton Quartet
ical advisor. i ^^^d the Alelody Singers as guests.
Kings Mountain’s police forcci Rev. John Frazier is pastor of
numbers 16 full-time officers. (tlie church.
Blanton Cential Committee Head
Oi Business District Development
Cemetery Extension Will Provide
5618 Grave Sites, Jenkins Says
Williams Group Asks Annexation
And Rezoning of 10.2-Acre Tract
Department, E. I. DuPont, and
several years in a similar capac
ity with The Dorr Comiiany.
The development of the eastern
si'Ction of Mountain Rest ceme
tery will provide 5618 additional
grave sites, Ken Jenkins, ceme.
tory superintendent, told the city
commission Tuesday night in a
progress report on the approxi
mately $36,000 project now under
Already more than 1800 truck-
loads of dirt have been used in
smoothing the area for beautifi
At the request of Mr. Jenkins,
the city board authorized a come
Wai College in 1953
Norman King, and Ray Cline,
Mr. Johnson served
' Ordnance Department
Mike AlcDaniel. Air. and Airs.'
Paul Ledford, Darlene Champion,
, Sherry Bell, Nadine Bell. Jimmy
EJker, Leslie Joy, Daneil Whet-j
Stine and Darlene Champion. ' Children of Wray A. Williams ing board and called public hear-
- Appalachian State University at petitioned the city for an-; ing for October 14 on a volition
Boone — I’at Murphy in the grad- vexation of a 10.2 acre tract offjby Bob Maner, agent for K. (1.
u.-ite school: Dale Byars, and Su- ‘Mitchell street for which public| Gibbons, request for re-zoning of
. . san and Hll la Lowery and San- ^^caring has been set for October; a 14 acre tract of Neisler Broth-
City Attorney Jack White, J. Ollio [jra Hullendcr and Charlie Greene. p.m. > ers located on Margrace Road.
Harris an 1 Mr. Jenkins, Ihc May- and Kathy plonk. Meantime the petitioners, H. O.; The board voted to readvertiso War II and is retired from the U.
Ol SCI ring ex officio. North Carolina State Univers- Williams, Mitchell W. Hunt,; for bids for paving of 537 feet of s. Army in the rank of Liouten-
Mr. Jenkins said the city has jty at Raleigh: Joe Champion. Nel- Claude W. .McGill and Helen W. Dixie street and 227 feet of Bridg- ant Colonel. In his active particU
only a few giavo sites available! son Conner, Phillip Fi.-sher. Chuck Bullock, asked that the tract be es drive after previous bid notice pation in the field of mineral re
m the presently developed section Gladden and Joe Champion. re-zoned from R 20 (suburban faile to attract any bids. sources, he
of tiw cemetery. However, ho University of North Carolina at district) to LI (light! Otherwise the board: with the American Institute of
added he felt something should be Boiling Springs: Roy Huffstetler, industry district). Hearing on the 1) Approved rc'quest for tax re- .Mining, Metallurgical and Pelro-
don(» to activate lots reserved by jr. re-zoning petition has been set: fund paid in error by First Fed- leum Engineers, tlie U.S. Bureau
citizens as early as 19-19 for as Gaston college at Dallas* lack- October 14. j Savings & "Loan association; of Mines, the American Onlnance
httle as $5. To a question of Kay causby, Carolyn F, Long Ken- i °'her action by the city com-
Clint, he said Kings Mountain neth Revnolds. Harold Black, Mic-'Tuesday night, the caim-
grave sues now sell for much i^y .p-iovd, Mike Floyd. Charles'approved re-zoning or: of safety; .
. . ,, comparable sites ^jlcn Dou^ Lawinc Tommv and'Ayers and Mrs.i 3) Voted to advertise for bids DIXON SERVICE
other private and municipal cem- Bumuardner Wavne Miil- atitJ properly of Ed-: for a utility department billing' Funda> evening wor^hi]) .sor-
John Henry Moss appointed Com- et^^ies. linax, Junior Lefevers Eddie ward Don Short, 917 Gi-ace street,! machine; and ; vice will ho held Sunday at 7:30
missioner W. b. Biddix chairman The area n'nv h<‘ing developed Rookv Goforth Mike Ren B’om residential to neighborhood 4) Voted 16 advertise for bids* at Dixon Presbyterian church
and six other members, including, will cimtain a pool with lighted; ’ ' -business district. , for a fire department pumper. , with Rev. Bob Wil.'^on. pastor, to
commissioners Maude R. Walker,, fountain and paved driveways. I (Continued On Payv Six) i The board referred lo the zon-i i deliver the luessuge.
Kings .Mountain busines.sman,
Charles Blanton, has been ap
pointed by Mayor John Henry
Moss to Ijead a ccntrarcommiltee
A mining engineer graduate of designed as a steering committee
Colorado School ol Minos (19.33), for development of the downtowm
he also holds a degroi* in Bu.si- cential business district,
ness Administration from La The central committee is an
Salle Extension^ University in oatgrowth of the project ar(>a
195(1. and a degree in F:eonomic committee and. as chairman. Air.
Mobilization from the Industrial Blanton will guide the group in
2) Formally adopted a rt'solu- Association and the North Caro
tion creating a city departrtient lina AIinoral.« Advisory Board.
foimation of a larger organiza
tion to ensure representation of
all downtown businessmen and
In addition to Mr. Blanton, com
mit let' memhc.s include Glee
Bridges. Bill Brown, Lewis Del-
has hueirassoriktod Charles E. Dixon. Bill Ful-
ton, Paul McGinnis, Lee McIntyre
and B. S. Peeler, Jr., as this nu
cleus is ('xpanded to include all
s(‘gments of the business com
munity, the full committee's as-|
sistance will bo asked to provide;
recommendations e o n c e r n i n g'
parking, traffic, redevelopmtmt,
rchnhilitation of buildings and
Joe Laney director of the Re-
dt'volopment commission com-
Continued On Page Six
GRADUATE — Mrs. Joyce Bell
Garner* daughter of Mr. ond
Mrs. Joe Bell* Sr. of Kings
Mountain* has graduated with
honors from Lincoln Hospital
School of Nursing in Durham.
She is a 1966 graduate of Com
pact high schooL