Greater Kings Mountain 21.914
City Limits (1966 Census) 8.256
City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9,300
sAibuivt nmg* Meuu.aio lig^ra u derived tr»tii (li»
Umtcrd Stat«h Btiiauu of tl:« ConiuA report e
luuuaiy .sue, and incluott toe 14.930 populatioa e
f<unti;«er 4 Town^nip. and tb* remaining 6.124 fios
Number $ Towttotiip. tn Cleveland County and Crowtfor
r .> w«hir In Co«*oe County
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspapei
VpL 81 No. 40
Kings Mountain, N. P., Thursday, October 2, 1969
PRICE TEN CENT^
ake Fluoridation Recommendation
ne Decision Is Appealed;
On Stream TargetDateSame
Huford T. Cline has appealed
to peiior Court rulings of the
clerk and of the clerk-appointed
commisisoners in the city s con
demnation action to acquire pio-
perty for the Buffalo Creek dam
Meantime, however, work con-
-inues on the dam sife and City
Attorney Jack While sai j he has
>ern informed orally that Jlr.
^line will not seek to interteie
i with the construction.
1 he appeal notice specifics ex-
.options to the cammisslone.s’ ac-
.v'ptanje of the city's decision to
u jui.e the enti.e 93 acre tract
and to the $31,590 damage award.;
*5 xt takes exceptions to Clerk Paul
Wilson's rulings as to right of
ondemnation, the city’s need for
:he full tract, and for need of
property to parallel 74-1. The ap
peal notice contends the city
PLANT MANAGER — Robert A.
Ringery has been appointed
plant manager for the Kings
Meuntoin Mobile Home Service
Akan Aluminum Corporation
today announced the appoint
ment ol Robeit A. Kingery as
plant manage- for the King:
Mountain Mobile He me Servlet
Mr. Kingery ha? held a number
of administrative, marketing and
sales positions at the firm’s
Clevelapd cc'“p:;rate headquarters.
He. succeed? George P'oggan.
A native Ox Illinois, \ii. Kinge \’
served in the U.S. Army from 1943
t953. During these tours oi duty,
he served in the Pacific and Ko-
'r(?a. He lecentiy retired from the
U.S. Army Reserves as a Lt.
SUCCUMdS-Cal Fisher. 33. died
suddenly Sunday of o heart at
tack. Funeral rites were held
Tuesday from Grace Methodist
To Cal Fisher
.‘oukl Ic able lo c.a.m prope.'iy
o I'^rallcI 73G. other than that
oqui.ed to .cn^e the property.
Ciiy Atiorncy White explained
'iVifi VriJr fl<7ain from* 19^0 to Stale law’ requires a Iwofoot Funeral rites for Caleb Aloxan-
1946 and again from 19o0 to 33
Yoirs. Tuesdav afternoon at 3 p.m. from
The appeal, filed September 25, Grare United Methodist church of
had net been calendared official-,^ membei.
V iy on W'edne&day but was expect-1 J* G. Lane, minUter of the
Ho was graduated from the I ed to be calendared for the next - fiiurch. and the Rev. Herbert Gar-
University of Illinob in 1950 w'ith: civil terrn of Cleveland
a B.S. Degree in industrial ad- Court beginning November 24-
ministration. Among his hobbbies Judge Sam J. Ervin, III, - .AmotAnt ^ *
are swimming and diving, golt, g^nton, is scheduled to preside - Fisher died sud?enlv Sun-
The three commissioners who Eisner uiea snaaeniy sun
Anmirsof^obertand a^^ught;'; 93-aae'"t;act were Ernest" Harrill. “Pf
Pamela will be relocating in the William flerndon, and George Ijcaltn, he and hi^ wife and chil
i-aiii^-ia vMii ui vvero Spending the weekend
with Mrs. Fisher’s parents in
kingery and his wife, J^an awarded Mr. Ciine $31,500 for the / P.'"
ot a ma.ssive
On Dam Site.
Target date for putting into
service the Buffalo Creek wate.
iOxVice remains March 1, Dennis
Fox, resident engineer, said Wed
He cited these items:
1) Grubbing and clearing of the
lam site continues with Gillespie
Construction Company to be in
position to pt.\ r concrete struc-
2) Bric^kwork on the water treat-
ne.nt plant will bJ in nex.i week.
3) Work is to begin soon on an
18 X 52 brick booster pump sta
tion to be locaied on prcp3x-ty ol
the late Tilden Ledford.
4» Excellent progress is being
made in line-laying by Lewder
Jjnsti uction company, proceed-
ng eastward along U S. 74 at
the rate of 100;) to 1200 feet pei
l.iy. Tnis late will slow as the
’pproaclics to the city are reach
ed but Mr. F'ox pi'odicts hook up
wJn tlio 24-i K h m-ain on West
Meuntain sHeet within four'
5) Construction of the second
ih.ee valve vaults on West
Mountain street is half complete
fhc third is' to be ccnstructed at*
he corner of Jupiier street.'Three
more are to be constructed from
the city limits to the dam site.
"liic work goc.s well and the
icw system snould be supplying
water not later than March 1,”,
the engineer concluded.
oint a study committee to make!
recommendation for commission]
lion on Oclober 14. - 1
Kings Mountain area shortly. Dover.
To Be Delivered
The city said it wOL;ld not ap
Rockkingham. Mr.* Fisher became
P'f while attending Sunday morn-
<.-l1 nOO in psrrijw with the rlerk' . i_ i. •
mg church services.
He was the son of Mrs. Pearl
The new telephone directory for
Tiller Fisher of Kings Mountain
$31,.500 in escrow with the clerk
Condemnation actions have been
Kikgs M7umalnd”s‘yi‘nrdeliver-' ponding to acquirej and the late Joseph David Fisher,
ed this week property of Ambrose Cline, John, He was employed at Wi.\ Corpo-
Delivery of the new telephone:^' a"d Coleman Goforth. ration in Gastonia and was in
directory will begin on Friday,' Attorney White said condemna-!
According to R. B. .Moore, local tion actions wiil be filed this week marrtcfm
Southern Beil manager, and will; to acquire the other remaining. f
probably take several days toi (wo tracts required for the Buf-']!;
complete. .Moore asks anyone who^jlo Creek lake, including a por- :i°J^^, teacher in the
0-o^lrTo''!.alf thr'Se's Su^tlving besides.his wife and
office and ask for the service Randi Inc loia^ly owned by Bu ! ^
T™ bmtLrs’. Davki RshefARe"!; fT
^ ^ I her, Donald Fisher, all ot Kings
acccant. , ji*.
“We plan to get the new diroc-|
tones to oui’ customers as soon' f^np Cv%AncAvin#«
as possible. So that we may ac-; « aponSQFing
compJish this, we would like for^ Clothing Drive
any cutomer who docsn t receive; Colonel Frederick Hambright
a directory by O tober 8 to please] dAR, is sponsoring a
let us gnow,” Moore said. ; ^ji-ive for good, warm used cloth- *
A quick cher'k of the new tele-'for students at Crossnore, a
phone directory indicates this ^ohool for mountain children near
area’s progress. This year, 10,700^P*'ooe Pine.
d’rectonrs will be distributed, persons who wish to donate
compared to 10,261 last year.
Now Total $74,158
Tax pre payments by King.s ,
Mountain citizens reached $74,lo8 ^
the cno per cent discount pe-
r od ended Tuesday, Mrs. Steve
nAmon. assistant tax collector,
clothing should deposit them at
!)ie residence oi Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Thomson, 308 West Mountain
trcct. during morning hours, said
Mrs. C. E. Neisle., chairman of
the committee heading up the
Meuntain, and Guy Fisher of
Winston-Salem; and six sisters,
Mrs. C. T. Dixon, Mrs. Roy Long,
Mrs. Billy Brown, Mrs. Lula Mae
Fisher, all of King.s Mountain,
Mrs. J. E. Seism of Decatur, Ga.,
and Mrs. William Fipps of Bruns
Active pallbearers were Johnny
Thomasson, Johnny Walker, Bill
Antcn, all of Gastonia, Don Mc-
Abee, Gilbert Brazzell and Derek
Smith, all of Kings Mountain.
PROMOTED--Clifton K. Unn,
tep vice-president and general
manager of Kinder Manufactur
ing Company here« will head
up the New Products Division
in the Corporate office at Elk
hart. Indiana. New gctr^rcl
Tnc^ager here is Gary E. Adam
Clifton K. Kinder, president of
Kinder Manufacturing company,
Inc., has announce^! the appoint-
: ment of Clinton K. Linn, vice-
president and general manager
ot the Kings Mountain manufac-
D. turing facility, as head of the
Ashe, 91, of Belmont, father of New Products Division in the Cor-
the Rev. Wayae Ashe, pastor of porate office at Elkhart, Indiana.
Kinder manufactures furniture,
1 uiicral rites for Wheeler
By MARTIN HARMON
In spite of heated demands'
from Jaycees and others support-1
mg fluoridation of the city’s water
supply for “an answer now”, the ....... . .
city board of commissioners dc-' Three members of the city com-, brought healed comments from
dined Tuesday night | mission said at Tuesday night’s some in this vein:
Instead on moikm of Pommiis 'Public hearing on fluoridation of ! Ken Roberts (t:- Commissioner
iioner Norman King. Commiss.on ! city’s water supply that they Norman King): "11 you can’t say
. Ka> Cline seconding, the board 1«uoridation in a (where you are . you dor^t telong
o;ed unanimously to authorize: o up here.” Mr. King replied ’ I per-
layor John Henrv Moss to ap-! "'cre toy Umc. Mrs. : scnally will not vote or it"
./av.! ^ ♦ ! O. O. Walkcr and Jim Dickey. Gerald Thoma.sson: “You’vehad
They declined, however, to take this material two months. We de
action without a vote. serve an answer tonight.”
.."rSiion 'ho : MI Crigo., oltlog th. long
o 1 list of endersements by medical
I • tbo .rimmifiu^n' The statements Were made dur-| civic, and health groups: “We
dll dlcPnc fluoridation i ^ “polling of the delcgatiDn" don’t want a referendum.”
vixTr^ Ai .-c c.vi ?»r i!; ^ .. ! superintended by Mrs. Haywood, Bill Allen: “YouTe just think-
fSo^uo ’nt ““ « •' .l~..'ihg.>««..l.= h.x..loe.r.n.-
il€nd§ to he a 12-member study
mmitlce, including Commission-’
s Cline, King, W. S. Biddix and
m Dickry, D*. John C. McGill,
tul Mcuncy, M s. Dewey Rath-
one, Rev. R. L. G’orvin and John
TcGinnis. He s d j he would
>oint three additional members
nd name a chairman within the
ext f: w days.
Gerald Thomasson, chairman of
he Jaycees pi emotion committee,
and -a battery of Jaycees present-1
J a pro,;r.im in support of ft.or-<
dalion, while Clayton Bolton was
i one-man battery in rebuttal.
Proponents contended fluoiida ioo!
i.wen.s looih decay, particularly!
11 children. |
Chai.man Thomasson declared:'
T.ae Department Ci. lieallh, Edu-
ation and Welfare, the Ameri-i
an Medical association, and the!
Vmerican Dental a.ssociation have
declared they find no scientific
eason for failure to fluoridate.”
•Jotin gthat Shelby has had fluor-
Jalion since 1954, Thomasson cit
'd a 1980 su vey showing Kings
Mountain school children had
wico the C’lvities Shelby youngs-
ers haJ. He said three-fourths
he 1.8 million people served by
central or municipal water sys
tems drink fluoridated water and
Noting that Shelby has had floor
ed laws requiring central sys
tems to be fluoridated.
Other Jaycees, speaking briefly,
Bill Grissom: “Fluoride is a poi-
Macedenia Baptist church, will be
held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from
Belmont’s Thirst Wesleyan Metho
Mr. Ashe died TuesiJay morn
ing at his home.
He was a native of Swain coun
ty, son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
son, so is chlorine which we put
in treated water all the* time. ’
Frank Hinson: “Stained teeth
bedding and dinette furniture for ; are common in areas with natu-
the mobile home industry.
Mr. Linn, in addition to seiving
as general manager of the Kings
Mountain plant has also served
as general manager of the New-
tan, Kansas and Rialto, California
rally fluoridate:! water, but the
content is more than the recom
mended one part per million gal
Bob Myers: “A ten-year test on
two ta.vns in Texas where water
was naturally fluoridated showed
no significant differences in
He served four years in U.S. Air I j^ealth pi-hblems, though the wat
Other suivivors include one] plants,
daughter, Mrs. R. A. Jones of
during World War II and jei- supply of one'eontaTned 8 PPM
he, Lemuel, Eail and J. L. Ashe, J^^c been active in the mobile and thr^ other ..f
all o: Belmont; two sisters, Miss, borne industiy for the past I4jfjne percent”
3 past president of' Roberts: (On mass medi-
A^'h Associ- jt.aHoni "Fluoridating compares
two biothers, S. Buign Ashe of ation, a member of the V.F.W., •
RAKE Disease fatal to VOUNGSTER^andra Juan Wilson,
IL is pictured in her bed at Duke hospital/ Durham^ where she
has been a patient for eight months. The child died Tuesday
night of dermatomyositis* rare muscle and skin disease. Her
mother, Mrs. Jo Walker Wilson, is pictured by her bedside.
Funeral Friday for Sandra Wilson
Who Died oi Rare Muscle Disease
Eloven-year-old Sandra Juan
Wilson lost her three-year battle
against the rare musde-skin dis
ease, dermatomyositis, Tuesday
The Kings Mountain girl died
at 12:30 p^. in Duke hospitaj at
Duiham where she had been a
patient for eight months. Weak
ened from several bouts of pneu
monia and lung collapses, she
had been conscious but in critical
condition on the past several
weeks. Bedridden since last
Christmas, the youngster weighed
57 pounds. She was able to at
tend four weeks of school last
A family spokesman said doc-
the mobile j anti the"other only onc-tenth of told them the c/ippling^ dis-
•Pho discount rate for October is
on%haU of one per cent.
Two services of Holy Com
munion will be held Sunday,
one at 9 a.m. and one at 11 a.m.,
a* SI. Matthew’s Lutheran
Bryson City, and W. Claude Ashe
of Candler: .33 grandchildren, 66
great-grandchildren and 13 great-
i great grandchildi*en.
Work on the addition to Kings
j M.mpntain hospital is running , organisation in 1963 at the New
riour weeks behind .schedule, trus- ton, Kan.sas plant and most re-
tecs of th(? hospital were told in j cently has .served as sales mana-
a progre.s.s report la.st week. i gcr at Kings Mountain. Ho re-
Thp delay was caused by rainy -sidi^s with his wife, Connie, in
weather. (King.s Mountain.
KiwanK Elks club and American
Legion. He and his wife, Dorothy,
will be moving to the Elkhart
area in the near future.
Replacing Mr. Linn a.s general
inanagpi of tlie Kings Mountain
plant will be Gary E. Adam.son.
Mu Adamson joined the Kinder
Funeral rites will bo held Fri
day at 4 p.m. from Faith Baptist
church of which the child was
a member. The body wiil remain
at Harris Funeral Home where
the family will receive friends
from 7 untq 9 p.m. Thursday. The
body will lie in state at the church
30 minutes before the rites. Rev.
Robert Hicklin, Rev. W. T. Luck-
adoo and Rev. Paul Darr will of
ficiate. and interment will be in
Mountain Rost cemetery.
The child is survived by her
mother, Mrs. Nancy Jo Walker
Wilson; hor father, Martin Luther
Wilson, Jr.; four brothers, Randy,
Scott and Johnny Wilson, all of
Kings Mountain, and Danny Wil-
fw Curriculum at KMHS Includes
10 History, Ping Pong, Golf
A planning progress repini on
the central biisine.ss development!* , , -- “ —“
irs'/,'!.X"*i;;';,''“o“'aost Tiansmusion Case Baffles
nail at 7 o’clock, Charles D. Blan-
! ion, cMairaM i oi too ce.ii.al coni-
mittee for downtMAii development
curriculum at Kings Moun
Igh school this year is a bit
al new classes are under-
pv education, housing and fur
nishings. tamily health, do,thing
i* social studios depart-
rs. Cozell Vance is teach-
TO history, the story of
announced this week.
lie further invited all business
men, Oilier properly owners in
the downtown area, and other
luicicstcd citizens to attend the
“Inc puipose of the meeting,”]
Chairman Blanton said, “will bo
to bring citii.ens, those directly
alfccied and otherwise, up to!
.-ate on planning progress. A
Detective Lieutenant Bill Ropei
!ir.d textiles, arid food and nutri
tion. Guest speakers will lecture
and field trips are planned.
S'even to on and 18year-old * :
youths a-e being offered a c*ourse summation will be made and a'
in occupational sewing. At the informal (|uostion answer period
it Negroes in America, Ne- present time the cla.'ss is hem- will follow.” j,
tvcr> and e?.:pIo;ation and <ming ar.’l doing waistline altera- Chairman Blanton said it is the
ery \va< legalized. tions. They expect to be ready pu’pose of Die central committee
: lU’sc in dram irics an:! soon t 'make simple garments for expand its membership and
is being taught by Cary customers. subseq^-ently to name committees
Drafting II is being taught by to study p-arlicular proMems in
tes is teaching girls’ ad- Larry Allen. The students are bringing the downtown redevel-i
physical edifcation and no;v drawing three-view drawings opment project to fruition, includ-
isey is teaching the same for a threaded bolt. ing those problems now foreseen
boys. Students will be William Alexander is teaching and any that might bp unforseen.'
d in ping pong, golf, and consumer imath. The subject has ' A federal grant of $892,000 has,
d tumbling. been offered for students who been approved for the redevelop-!
Family Life education is being wish to take two years of math ment project. Meantime, an ap-;
taught<)y Mrs. Charles Baird. The but do not wish to take Algebra plication for and additional grant
studenfi will .study tamily rela- 1. lof $508,000 has been made at the;
tions, child development, consu-' 1 Continued On Page Eight i
with adding vitamins
flour and-other items.
BUI Carrigan. Jaycoe president:
“Litigation to prevent fluoridation
has -been completely unsuccess
3'homasson declared the cost is
only 10 rents per person per year,
that onuipment cost i.s not more
than $500, and that the state will
sunnly matching funds up to| Logs for what
I Geoi ;e Stewart house in the Dix
Cxrriean .said the Jaycees will o" fommunity were being cut dar
pay un to $500 on the cost of, insBattle of Kings Mo.ntam
cniiiDment h"'*’ according to legend, build-
^ (ing was delayed while the armies
refried the argu- British and
son of Mooresville; a stepbrother,
ease is incurable, and that initial Tab Bridges of Kings Mountain;
tests at the onset of the illness a step-sister, Deborah Bridges of
indicated it may have developed'Kings Mountain; the paternal
from mosquito bite. A drug sent grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mar-
from Germany was also being ad- tin L. Wilson, Sr. of Kings Moun-
mnistereJ to try to arrest the ill-^ tain; and the maternal great
ness. I grandfather, O. R. Gladden.
Stewait Home Oldest Inhabited
In County; Smith Researched Map
mrnls of the proponents virtually
103 percent. He contended sodium
fluoride, used in the fluoridation
(Contintird otj Pncj( Eight)
Tc Install lones
DE’TECTIVE^U. William Roper,
Jr., o 14-yeor veteran of city
police duty, it head of the city's
firat detective division organised
15 months ogo.
Who owns flic four-speed trans
mission be now hojds in his pos- j
session is a question that is plagu
ing Detective Lt. William (Bill)
The case of the stolcn-found-’
stolen again-found transmission
is just one of the matters that'
come before Lt. Roper in his job Donald Jones, superintendent
as the city’s first detective in the of Kings Mountain district schools,
yea.-old detective bureau of the! will he installed as president of
city police department. | the Kings Mountain Kiwanis club
The story gets more intriguing'Thursday night,
as it goes along. | l>''uf^i3:sF.enrhofGastonia,im-
Mr. Roper says the transmissiOy^ inediate past governor ol the
has been stolen, bought and paia, Carolina's District ol Kiwanis In
fer so many times he is unable, ternational. will install M.‘. Jones
, to figure out who it belongs to. I and otlier officers.
I The transmission was imtially' Other new officers to be in-
stolen from Lail’s Used AutO) stalled at the 6:45 p.m. meeting
Parts in Valdese several weeks at the Woman’s club bare Carl
ago and sold to a local youth ac-iFinger, first vice-president; Lou
cording to Roper, who knew at!Sabettie, second vice-president;
the time It was stolen. What hap | H. D. McDaniel, Jr., past president;
pened to it? It was stolen from|Don Blanton, secretary; John L.
the car of the youth who bought'McGill, treasurer; and J. C.
it for $75. The youth reported the Bridges. G. P. DoBrule, J. J. Dic-
transmission stolen to the local; key, W. S. Fulton, J. C. Hedden,
Continued Oh Page Eight ' \ Grady How-ard and B. S. Pguicr.
the I Harr>^’s Grist MUj near Grover
is another early landmark of the
ISOO’s. “Legal” liquor stills are
pinpointed as well as route of the
old Stalgecoach road run, old.
grain mills, and other info^ma-
Americans tion on various td.vnship-s, cities,
fought. legislators and sons who have
The former John Wells cabin of reached high public office.
Ociojor i, iiM) has been re.Tio-*el-! Schoo) children in the county
cd but the o.iginal log structure will bo admitted free to the fair-
still stands. The house is believed grounds Friday on special tickets
to be the county’s oldest inhabited issued by respective principals.
Iweiling and is shewn along with The world-famojs Jack Koch-
)ther$ of the county’s oldest man Hell Drivers appear before
uruclurcs in a colorful map the the grandstand aga^n Thurs day
rievoland County Historical So- night. LoRoy Van Dyke, rocord-
ciely is prcionting in a far- ex ing artist, is on the grandstand
at the Cleveland County both Prinday and Saturday ove-
Fair, which continues through nings along with counf'v music-
Satv:rda>. , ttt«an Tommy Cash, brother c-: the
History buf's will find Tnuch Johnny C'ash.
information on Cleveland Com-) The ^catu^e car race of the
ty’s past in the colorful and hum- fan is tap .Saturday afternoon
orous cartooning of the mip. The -3 '^nd is the annual C'eveland
history was written by Ed Smith County Late Model Sport-smo t
of Kings Mountain who served as Championship race featuring all
chairman of the research commit- locaj and Shelby aix'a drivers,
tee for the project, assisted by Patricia Elaine Johnson, Miss
Mrs. pansy B. F'etzer, Paul Lime- North Carolina, conducted the
rick, Tom C. I’omey. H. C. Wil- opening day c(i.“emonies Tuesday
son -and David E. Beam. James morning. She put a flaming torch
J. Scancarelli was the artist and to a hearth of rocks setting off
Robert S. Gldney is society rresi- cascades of water and marking
dent. i the start of the 46th annual event.
The large to-scale drawing of^ Light rain, which began falling
the county as it was a century Wednesday sundown, failed to
and more ago gives a wealth of . dampen the spirits of the crowds
information. ! of faii*goers.