Greoter Kings Mountoin 21.914
City Limits (1966 Census) 8,256
City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9,300
Qrcattr K.109B Mounimo ligar* la darlvad from tiM
•ptciol Unitad Stotaa luraau el the Canaus rapert o
January 19g6. and Include! tba 14,990 populotloo •
Number 4 Townahlp. and tba remaining 9.124 frott
Number S Townablp, la ClaTalond County and CrowdoT
_Ii*^*‘’*****" Townyhlo In Qaaton Ceuaty.
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspoper
VOL 81 No. 42
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, Oct. 16, 1969
PRICE TEN CEMT5
Fluoridation Group Will Report In 30 Days
Graveside servicts for Mrs
Jean Lynch Herndon, 36, wife o
William Herndon, wo. c held Tues
day moxning at Mountain K(*s
Her pastor, Rev. Charles Eas
Icy, 01 St. Matlm w’s Luiherai
church, coicluctcd the rites.
Mrs. He.ndon \va.s fou id hing
ed in the basement of her K ge
iiOiit Drive homo about 10 o’clock
(Sunday night by her husband, who]
I iird btcn to a drivo-i:i restaurant,
*o '^^tiin some sandwiche.^. Arti
ficial resusitation efforts by Dr
T. G. ^Durham proved unsuccess
I Coroner J. Ollie Harris ruled
the death a suicide with no in
She was a 1951 graduate of;
Kings Mountain high school. ]
j She was a dail h‘er of Haywood
, E. Lynch, former owner of the!
Hera’and Mrs. Lynch, who
Also surviving arc four chil-j
d en. William Herndon, Jr., a'
student at Asheville School forj
Boys, Virginia Mauney Herndon,!
ji student at Fairfax Hall.
[ Waynesboro, Va., -and David and
R,obert Hemdon, at home.
■ Two sisters. Mrs. George Tol-;
le.son, of Augusta. Ga., and Mrs.,
Sam Harrell, of Atlanta, Ga., sur ;
Set For Tuesday
Preliminary hearings before
Superior Court Clerk Paul Wil-
! son Ivave been set for Tuesday j
moining at 0 o’clock in condemn-1
! ation actions of the'city against;
i Ambrose Cline and John D. Cline.*
The actions were filed by the
city in an effort to obtain proper.
I ty required for the Buffalo Creek
! The home of John D. Cline will
■ bo inund-atod by the lake.
wMmaij m BMHAKM Preliminary hearing before the
registration blanks at City Clerk of Court in the Buford Cline
between 2 and 10 p.m. during the Chaises E. bdiiard, lor 10years. site” condemnation action
month of October. He .said an personnel supervisor at i-ithium; Clerk’s appointing:
outing or “feed” is planned for; Cojporation of America’s Besse-; t-ommissioners to appraise,
all the youthful policemen Octo-'mer City plant, has joined the property the city was seek-i
Ix'r 2dth and Junior police are; sales staff of 'Timms Furniture,; I
asked to meet at 6:30 p.m. at j according to announcement by'
City H-all. j Gene Timms, dA’ner and manag-
„ er of the Grover road firm.
Mr. King is a former Pailinei
Mill employee. He is father of Mr. Ballard is a Kings Moun
eight children. A,son. Jimmy, is ^ain native, son of the late Mi.
stationed with the Marine Corps and Mrs. Thomas Franklin B-al-
in Vietnam. Mr. and Mrs. King lard. A former profe.ssional base-1
live at 111 F'ulton street. ball player, he graduated from!
. _ Kings Mountain high school and
Ask PH. Tommy King what his ^
pet peeve is and hell qmckl> service duty, he owmed
you t’s the notes appended to o;'erat(’d a self-service laun-
meU'r eavelopes by citi/.cns who seven years before join-
overpark. Most of the notes are production department at
w.itten by irate motorists who lithium January 10. 1055. He be-
Lise the Mountain street Parking, Lithium’s personnel super
lot and who place pennies in the . j iqcq
meter. “The meter won’t work m uo,.
with pennies”, says King, and “it A member of First Presbyter-
clearly states that.” ian church. Mr. Ballard is mar-
^ Tied to the former Petty Rolx»rts
A 19b2 graduate of Kings Moun- Mountain. They are par
FATHER SON TEAM Patrolman CUis King, left# and his son#
Patrolman Tommy King# are members of the Kings Mountain
Police force. The younger King became a city policeman a year
093. His father is a veteran of 12 years in law enforcement.
Of Police Force
Kings Mountain's jolice de
partment has a father-son team
in the pe..sons of Pat.olman Ellis
King and his .son, Metermaid Pa
trolman Tommy King.
The younger King joined the
city police force a yea ra/»o. His
father is a veteran of 12 years in
cily^ law enfoi'cement.
■Ask PH. Ellis King what .luir
^likes host about hisr woik and
he’ll quickly tel] you iTs the Jun
ior Police club, a club ho has
been instrumental in organizing.
The club now numbers over 100
>oung toys and Mr. King savs he
hopes to have a new registration
this month and invites all young
people new members and others ■ p y
who want to join to see him JOjfIS llllllllS
JOINS TIMMS — Charles Bal
lard# has joined Timms' Furni
ture Sales Staff.
1 Funeral rite? for Ned Hord, 55. j
were held Monday afternoon at 3
p.m. from the Chapel of Harris j
Funerat Home. 1
Re\. James Wilder, pastor of
Kings Mountain Baptist church |
officiated at the final rites, and
interment was in Elizabeth Bap
tist church cemetery.
Active pallbearers were: James
K. Willis. George Herd. Jr., Harold
Plonk, Joe Ma'une.v. Robert Hord
and Jimmy Mauney.
tain high school, he formeily Mike B'lliard,
worked at Pl-ate Limestone college. The
Company in . helby and at Mar. fjjjyjjjy i-t.sidos on Me.adowbrook
-race Mill. He has h<’en a Lieu
tenant in the Cleveland County
Rescue Squad since 1961. He and
his 'wife, the former Patricia
Lewis, live at 307 Fulton street.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Regular October meeting of
the Kings Mountain board of
education will be held Monday
night at 7:3(1 p.m. in the Bjard
Room of the Administrative
(former Old Davidson) building
on Parker street.
Ms. .Sam I ovelaoe, of route
two, is the Herald’s new corre-
snondenl loi the Oak Grove-
Eethuare community and will
b(' reporting news events from
eommunltief? in a regular
“Belhware News” column. Mrs.
Lov<‘la<-e will succeed .Mi.s.s
Marguerite Wright, W’ho has re-
lA native of Kings Mountain
Mr. Hord \Vas son of the late
Joseph.and Frances Stubbs Hord
He died Sunday morning at 1:30
in the Kings Mountain hospital
after illness ol one w'oek. He waj
a member of Kings Mountain
Baptist church, the American Le
gion, and w-as a veteran of World
Surviving are his sister. Mrs. J
K. Willis of Kings Mountain: and
four brothers, George Hord, Fred
Hord, both of Kings Mountain, Joe
B. Hord of Maxton and Roy Hord
MRS. PAUL AUSLEV
Sid# Now Seek
By MARTIN HARMON
The Kings Moun.-ain Jaycet. 1
v\i4*..ifcu gvuis lUv.j.iy' h.gii. I
•sivej tjie ,.*0 cJriij.u.s.i.oa i(» ca, j
.Viiain bJ days Jit iulo.m-iio.ia
exiie.,,.!. in on ino quesi.on o
luoridaiing the c. \'’b water -.up ,
yiy, a luiio d.ssolw its fluo.l.a
.Oil siucl^ commission winch
i...d isi;ed TO days in which to
i-i.aden its study.
Tnc commission declined and
:rantcd the study' commission’s
e<^vjest as placed by Chairman J.
Jilie Harris. Mr. Harris said the
'uil commission had not hem a. -
pointed until 0."tobor S -and time
.lad been insufficient for a tho-'
Tenor 01 the Tucsvdny night
leeting was evon-tempe:cd and
n considerable contrast to the
■nnetimes su''e'-charged rneeding
)f Septembpr 30.
Commissioner Norman King
hide'] Ge/al J Themasson. chai:-
lan of tiie Joy-cre fluoridation
romotion committee, fnr the;
W'itch in position and M.'. Thom-,
sson replied, “We we e never a-
.’raid of a referendum."
Dr. Frank Sincox declared tha
ne vast majority of p; ofessiona
aen, doctors and di-nt..st.<, f.iiC
he evL’ence ove:l\ ing for fluori
-ation. Mo then equand flimrida ’
ion with the blood bank program.
rhOvgh one religious sect ep
oses, he said, no referendum is
leld on the blood bank program.
Rev. Charles Easley, pastor of
>t. Matthew’s Luthe.an church,
vantod to know if it were possi-
)le to dissolve the Harris com.
nittee “at* this point”.
Mayor John Henry Moss repii-
.i, ‘"rhe Harris committee has
vcoess to the thinking.of ,a.bro?.d.
egment of the community. ' He
LdJed that the city already has
alked with its engineers about
'npicmentin.r fluoridation -and
dded “there are some quesiion.s" :
)ne, he said would be decision to
istall fluoridation equipment in
'it r^eal street tieatmeni plan^
r to wait until the Buffalo Creek
lant is brought into service.
Rev. Mr. Easley decl-arcd. “I
pnse a refercn .um. 1 was dis-
ppoii\ted." He then asked thej
neaning of an “informaiional"
The Mayor told him the rosult
vould not be binding on the citv
ommission. But he addeil tha
four members of the rresent com
mission had committed them-
'elves in May to abide by the
wishes of the majority.
Concluding statement in the
Cofitinurd On -Page Eight
The city boa*dof commissioners
I x'uesday night adopted a new
j schedule oi lees for gravt-digging
I it Mountain Kesl Ccmcieiy and
raised the price of a s, igio-giave
iOt from $.i5 to $50.
The ntw charges are effective
The new cost of a g#ave site
will be the cost of any lot. le
gardless of location, rather than
the former variable sche .ulo.
A new time payment plan was
likcivise adopted. A person may
purchase a lot of multiple-site
tract by paying ten percent down.
He has a year in which to pay the
Meantime, the commission, als(
1 on recommendation of the cemc
Four Kings Mountain teachers!’fy o^'mmittee, took a step U
were recently cited as -Star I“P octslanding bal
reachers" by Shelhv Chamber of I cemetery lots datin- o
bommeree and Pittsburg pia,p 1920. W. S. &ddij£, chairman told
^jlass Industries at the annual •
r V' r
EUFFALC CREEK WATER PROJECT TO DATE— The aerial photograph was snapped by Walter
Ve&s# Jr. It IS onented southeast The water treot sent plont going up can be clearly seen and the
b.g dam w;il be constructed on the near side of the clump of trees.
MRS. CARL McWHlRTER
Edict On ‘ Dixie”
EVANGELIST—Rev. A. Douglas
Aldrich, pastor cf First Baptist :
church of Gastonia# is leading !
special services# beginning Sun
day# at Kings Mountain Baptist
Alddch To Lead
R- V. A. Douglas Aldrich, pas
tor of Gastonia's First Baptist
(hurch, will be evangelist for
'‘'^vfhiuf’d On Page Eight
By MARTIN HARIdON
Tlic iiiaying of "Dixie” by the
Kings Mountain high school band
has boon banned and it has cre
ated a storm of protest by a group
ol students who say they ha\<*
already ootained thi' signature.*;
ol (Hr I;) a petition of protest.
Student.s were given a letter
from Principal J. (’. Atkinson
Wednesday inioiming ol the ae-
tion and with a Sepiembei 3> let
ter from Superintendent Don
.Jone.< to him explaining tlie ac
(E^^itor’^. Note: Supl. Jone.-? men
tioned the action to the Herald
Wedne>(lay afternoon, stated
frankly that the aetion was ad
ministrative on the part ot him-
.-^elf. Principal Atkinson, and Band
Dirc.-toi Doj-i Deal.)
Inlo.-mation provided the Her
ald cann Irom three seniors: John
Ballew, chairman ol the Student
Participation Organf'ation’s rules
('•nitinufd On Page Eight
Rar teacher banquet in Shelby,
Mrs. Helen B. Ausley, wife of
Dr. Paul Au.sley, i nstor ef First
’’resbyterian church, teacher of
'hemisti'V and physics.
Mrs. Carl McW’hirter. English
‘eacher. ard his wife, Mrs. Caro
the board, “There are several in
stances in which S5 down have
Ireen made on lots, with no pay
n>ents since. Whereabouts o
some of the buyers is unknown.’
Notices will be given whc.e pos
sible and the buyers given a >e*ar
in which to clear tlie balances. '
Unchangcl is the current policy
HOSPITAL ADDITION GOING UP — Tom McIntyre# now editor of the Mount Holly News and former
• editor of the Cleveland Times at Shelby# snapped the photogroph above of the new addition to Kings
Mountain hospital nowing up on West King street. The cleared and stoked areo in the foreground
will represent new parking area with the entrance Irom Edgemont avenue.
lyn MrWhirtcr, toacliPr of social "f making no charge for graved
tujies. ' veterans in Memorial Gaidens
Joe C. Hidden, fo-mer King \ percent diffe.eniia] is
Mountain high school band diree-! being imposed for non-residents,
or and nri.v principal of West both on cost of Jot and cost of
Flementa^'v school. ^ gedve-digging. j
A former Kings Mo-i-ntain eit-I T I c new schedule on grave-dig-^
izen, Mrs. Iva Je.in Kincaid Rea-|l?i^S’ ^ '
son, daughter of Mrs. Arnold W. Bu.\ grave $25, forme ly .$1.5.
Kincaid of Kings Mount.nin. Shel-] Vault-size grave $30. fornie.Iy
by teacher, was also honored. ' 520.
Merit scholarship winners from; Baby-size grave $10. formerly
the high schools in the countV;$6.
nominated the re'*iDients. The; Other members of the e<^me(ery
four from Kin-s Mountain high; committee were Commissioners
school we’-e Richard Etheridge, Norman King. Ray Cline. Maude
Mark Hughes, Tim Webster and R. Walker, J. Ollie H-arris, eeme-
Jimmy Gray.son, AH are now at-Hory superintendent Ken Jenkins,
tending coliege. ! and Senator Jack While.
KIWANiS GIFT TO SCHOOLS—The Kings Mountain Kiwonis club
Thuisday night presented o check for SS.SOO to Kings Mour/lain
district scl'.ools for recreational purposes. John L. McGill# left
obovc, treasurer of the civic club# presents the check to Schools
Supt. Donald Jones, right# the newly-installed president of the
club. The Kiwanis club has for a number of years sponsored
school talent shows v/lth pro'rceds earmarked for recreation and
other school needs. (Photo by Isaoc Alexander)
SPEAKER—Dr. W. C. Lauderdale
will fill the pulpit during Spiri
tual Emphasis Week November
2-5 at Z^yce Memorial ARP
ARP'S To Head
Rev. W. Lauderdale, D.D., Di-
re.'toi ol Church Extension ol the
Ass .iau Reformed Presbyterian
■ Synod, will bc' guest minister dur-
' ing Spiritual E.mpha.sis Week bo-
.ginning November 2 and contin-
i uing thr:)Ugh W’(‘dnc*.sday, Novem
ber 5. at Boyce Memorial ARP
Dr. Lauderdale is the son ol Dr.
David T. Lauderdale ol Lexington,
I \Hrginia. v
, He married Mi.ss Barbara Anne
Hobson Ol' Doraville, Ga. and they
have two children, Rebecca and
I)j. Lauderdale is a graduate of
Erskine coHf'ge. Erskine Theologi
cal S<*minary. He did special work
at Duke Divinitj School and re
coiled lii honorar> Dicdorate
fiom Erskine cfdlegr in 1969. He
served a - a Radio Ope at i in the
military and a eombai gunner.
He had missions with the Sth Air
Force. He ua.^* a Reserve Aii Force
Chaplain in 195C and iiell the
rank of Major in the CHAPAR
He served as pastor in tlte ARP
ehurcli at Iroutmen, N. v'. irom
1952 until 10.12. He has heim a
member (d tlie Board ('i Home
MiS'ion.s, ol tl'c Bonclarken Board.
He has served a* Fecri’tarv ol the
Committee of C h a p I a i n s. He
serv(‘d on the Commiltec on the
Minist(*j and HI.-' W’o.'-k. He .--('rved
on the giant Committee of the U.
Presbyterian and th(' .\.ss iciate
Rotormed Pre.sbylerian T)wn and
; Country Pastor.-’ In-ditule and was
the Moderator ot our General
.^vnod in HXlS-tiS. He ha'' tra\eled
all ovei the Lnited States, parts
*d EurojK' and the Middle East.
Hc' was a delegate t*) the recent
C. S. Congro.ss on K\aniieljsm in
t Minneapolis September 6-1-1, 1909.