Kings Mountain’s One-Day United Fund Campaign Is Tuesday
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Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 81 No. 43
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, October 23, 1969
PRICE TEN CENT.'^
Wilson Rules Again In City’s Favor In Cline Action
Today Is A Red Letter Day
For KM Housing Authorityl^cIlIiVi
; ^ Street banners are heral<
A thief or thieves was select-^
ive early Monday when they
crashed the door of Roberts’ Cash
Grcceiy and left with 2 boxes of
Tampa Nugget cigars, 15 d*) 20
cartons of assorted brands of
cigarettes, 1 box of size C flash
light batteiies anJ 12-15 cartons
\ of razor blades.
\ City Detective William Roper
. said access to the store was made
*'•1 the front door. He said the
iiiprits used a tool or instiu-
ttent of some kind to force the
/ No arrests had' been made
Lt. Roper also reporte dthat the
owner of the Kentucky Fried:
I Chicken establishment under con-i
f struction on East King streer had
ieDo*‘ted 30 sheets of paneling
missing from his firm drring the
weekend. Mr. Brown told Lt.! ——^ ^ ■
Roper the paneling was locked |IK'
inside the new building during! V* iP|IVCin^A
the weekend and was rr*>sin'r! sy bob MYERS
when he reported to work Mon-,
dav No broken glass was re- This year’s UnilcU Fund Cam-
• paign Collection day is October
Investigation of the two break-The citizens of Kings Moun-
ins is continuing. ■ asked to participate
in this most worthy cause for the
MU Cmft needy of our community and
F' fvOP* Sxff sex county. The Agencies Listed and
Mission Study Coufse previous mentioned are the
* j ones which will receive help from
A Foreign Mission Study of the United Fund this year,
‘‘Sons of Ishmael”, will
T wo Checks
Roofs Goiug Up
Thu rsday is a "red letter" day
for officials of the Kings Moun
tain Hci/sing Authority.
Today the executive secretary
o£ the Authority. Thomas W. Har-
prr, will mail two checks to the
federal government in full pay
ment for a- vancGs to the author
ity for p’lining and develop
ment costs of 150 family units
of lo wrent housing.
One check js for $277,837. plus
The .second check to the U. S.
Depoi-fment of Housing & Urban
Development is for $5,568.00 in
payment for technical services.
This payment wdll clear all debts-
cf the housing authority, a non
profit corporation, to the federal
"All federal advances have
been repaid plus interest and al
federal services will be repaid as
of today’’, said a jubilant hous
ing authority member.
This means that present hous
ing construction going on in the
cit hasn’t cost the taxpayer a
nickel, said another member of
the housing board.
All of the nine sites in town
are 'n some phase of construc
tion. At the Lackey Street site
roofs are going up and all fram
ing is complete.
The general contractor for the
the book, ‘‘Sons of Ishmael", will There is only four more days construction work reported yes-
be held at Kings Mountain Bap-, till the big day, so remember| ‘‘everything? is ahead
tist church Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ! these agencies when you "give", schedule’’ and all sites will be
Mrf|. W. W. McKenzie cf Wil-ior "pledge” your support to the j before July 1st.
mington, associational Mission United Fund Campaign this year.
Study chairman and sister of Mrs. BOY SCOUTS
Earl Oxford of Kings Mountain,
will lead the study which is open
to the interested community.
UF SPEAKER—Carl Stewort of
Gastonia will address the kick
off breakfast Tuesday of the
Kings Mountoin United Fund.
'The one-day drive will be held
The United Fund lends a help-
. ing hand to the Piedmont Boy
j .Scout Council to, the ti. ne of
$7,000. The counties which is tak-
■ cn in by the Piedmont Council
■are McDowell, Rutherford, Polk,
! Caldwell, ^urke, Cleveland. Al
exander, Catawba, Lincoln, Gas-
i ton and Iredell.
To Host Dance
American Legion Post 155 Auxi
liary will sponsor a Halloweer
dance, open to the public, Sat
urday, November 1st, from 9 un
til midnight at the Legion Hall
Proceerls will benefit the auxil
An ordination service will be There are 9,498 boys which are! i^^y’s veterans' projects,
held at Temple Baptist church, registered in the troops of these | The Rhythm Ramblers will
612 N. Cansler street, Sunday aft-. counties. [provide music for dancing,
einoon, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. Faulj < Guests are invited, if they pre-
Ivey and Bill McMurry will be There are 500 registered boysj to dress in Halloween attire.
ord;Aied as Deacons. l^e Kings Mountain area ^ concession stand will be op-
Rev. Jack Weaver, pastor of Scouting program. | erated by Auxiliary members.
Sugar Creek Baptist church inj ^ . excellent:
Charlotte will bring the CHWER ORGANIZATION
to the church. bilitv in doins thin^c for them- 'Charlotte memoors of Sigma
Rev. C. O. Greene. Superintend- others I Chi, professional journalism
ent of Missions for the Kings!
Mountain Baptist Assoc’ation,
will bring the charge to
The public is mvite.1
, selves and others. , . . ...
Scoutor trains the boys in' ^'-aternity, are inviting members
. -.Scoutcrafts. patriotism, courage, *£ organize a Charlotte chap^r,
leadership skills and self-reliance. meeting will be held on Oc-
These are some of the traits of
isi I Jofier.son Suite, 1 Julian
(Contbnicd On Pane Sir;
Street banners are heralding the
19/0 United Fund and a kick-off
breakiast Tuesday at 7 a.ra. at
First Presbyterian church will
launch the one-day appeal for
$3^100. for 20 causes.
Carl J. Stewart, Gastonia at
torney and member of the North
Carolina House of Representa
tives, will make the keynote ad
dress to volunteer canvassers and
Mrs. Stewart is a past presi
dent anJ past campaign manager
of the Gastonia United Fund. He
presently is a member of the
board of directors of the United
Find Campaign in Gastonia.
Radio Station WKMT will give
hourly reports as the campaign
progresses during the day, Mana
ger Jonas Bridges s*aid yesterday.
The 1970 UF goal represents, an
increase of $5,500 over the 1969
campaign which was met success
fully in a one :.ay campaign last!
Campaign Chairman Kyle Smith
reminded that UF campaigns are
important to this community in
that a larger percentage of con
tributions 50 to their Intended
causes. This year, for instance,
93.8 cents out of every dollar con
tributed will go to member agen
cies whereas a separate drive for
each of these agencies would net
only 91 cents Oi every dollar. The
UF effort this year would save
approximately $2,000 in campaign
"Industry on Parade” will a-
gain be a feature of the Woman’s
Club Community Festival sched
uled November 5th at the Wom
All local textile mills, mining
companies and other industries
are being invited to display their
products at the one-day event.
Invitations are also .^oing out
to citizens lo enter as many
e.xhToits as they like in the fes
tival wliich will get underway at
11:30 d.m. November 5th. No
prizes will be awat ded but exhi
bitors may enter horticulture, ar
rangements, arts and craHs, nee
dlework, ceramics, hobbies, home
crafts, drawings and paintings,
plar/i, vegetables and fruits and
Many new items are expected to
be on sale at the bazaar.
Another popular feature of the
festival will be the serving, as
customary, of the noonday and
Theme o fthe show is "Moving
Forward, Looking Up."
Originally called the "Floral
Fair”, the shov/ will be the 66th
year women in the area have
staged the event.
Study Commission Head
rii i n
Seeks Answers From Public
Grace United Methodist church
will have dedication service at
the 11 o’clock service for the new
organ purchased this church year.
The organ is the fi lest in elec
Ironies, equivalent to the 20 rank
pipe .organ featuring chimes
celeste, Horts, Chiff, 16 foot vour
don in the pedal, stopped flutes
and diapasons of the Great anc
Seven manuals. Also included arc
the Svell Ciesenda and Forzan
da Pedal. The organ was a pro
ject of the Chancel Choir.
Robert Cashion, Minister of
Music will be at the console with
special music including Lyric In
terlude by Schreiner, and Inter
Mezzo by ' Rheinberger. Sp^Qial,
mtpsic by the choir will be No
Man Can Measure Gods Love by
Mr. Cashion served as Minister
of Music at the University Bap
tist church, University of Mary
land for the past 10 years. Prior
to th;.t he was at First MelhoVist
ch-Tch in Charlotte and also was
accompanist for the Charlotte
Ushers for the service will be
D. C. Payseur, Bill Stone, Mearl
Falentinc, Russell Smith.
Rev. J. C. Lane, minister of the
church will lead the dedication
Everyone is invited to stay for
the luncheon following the seiw-
ice.. It will be held in the church
Foimei Teacher s
Funeral rites for Mrs. Winnie'
Redford Baldwin, 92, of Charlotte,
were held Sunday afternoon from
Harry & Bryant Chapel in the
Mrs. Baldwin, widow of Rev. 1
Jessie A. Baldwin, was aunt of |
Dr. W. L. Mauney and Mrs. Gar-'
land E. Still, both of Kings Moun-1
tain. Daughter of the late Will-1
iam Dorsey and Winfred Watkins
Redvnd, sjte was sister of the^
late Mrs. R. L. Mauney of Kiius
Mountain. She was a former!
Kings Mountain schoolteacher.
Other survivors include tw’o
daughters. Miss Dorothy Baldwin
of Charlotte and Mrs. Mary Grace
Dula of Charlotte: a grandson
and a great-granddaughter.
Mrs. Baldwin died Friday tat
her home in Charlotte. She was
wl’ow of the late Rev. Jessie A.
CHAIRMAN — J.. Ollie Harris,
Kingr Mountain mortician and
Cleveland County coroner, is
chairman of the mayoral 13'
member study committee on
Two WCL Pitchers
On Mels Team
J. Ollie Harris, chairman of the!
major’s st.:dy commission onj
fluoridation, said Wednesday the!
13-member committee, following a.
meeting Tuesday night, voted:
1) to co.iduct within the next
two v.-ecks a survey of the com
munity on "what the people think
2) to invite citizens to contact
any member of the committee and
give them their viewpoints on the
luestioi ol fluoridating the city
Mr. Harris said following the
survey the committee will report
back to the board cf commission
ers a ndask them to set the date
for an informational referendum
on the question and/or vote im-
plr-incntation of fluoridation.
Other members of the fluorida
tion study commission are City
Commissioners Ray W. Cline, W.
S. Biddix, Norman Kirlr and Jim
Dickey, Paul Mauney, Dr. John C.
M.Gill, John McGinnis, Mrs.
Mayor John Henry Moss. who 'l>ewey Rathbone, Rev. R. L. Gar-
is president of the Western Cdro-j vin. Jaycee President Bill Cdiii-
linas Baseball League, was injgan, Jaycee Bill Grissom and
New York for the last two^ Richard Barnette,
games of the recent World Series. 1
He saw two former graduates
of the Western Carolina League
perform: pitchers Jerry Koosman
aiid Nolen Rhvne, both members
of the team of “Amazing Mets.”
"They were amazing", said the
mayor of the winning .Mets,
Lions To Conduct
Project For Blind
Site A Busy Place
"All pipes will be in the ground
Chiisimas says Ray D. Low-
der, construction superintendent.
"We are proceeding as quickly
as possible and plan to do limited
work on the dam and spillway
this fall and winter"—said Dennis
These were progress reports
this week on questions of proceed-
The Kings Mountain Lions club! at the Buffalo Creek Water
will conduct the annual White where a tremendous a-
Cane sale for benefit of the blinil' niount of activity is ooing on.
Sunday from 3 p.m. until 7. Thirty laborers, including brick-
Members of the Lions club will niasons, were on duty at the site
mann roadblocks at the overhead yesterday as workmen were con-
bridge on U.S. 74, at the inter- liriuing work on the finished
section of U.S. 74 and Grover road water pump station and water
and the 74 intersection with York treatment plant proper.
, ^lost of the work on the dam
Giving to the blind is a major! site will be done next spring, a
project of Lions clubs throughout spokesman said,
the nation. - j. 11
Kings .Mountain Jayccitcs will
sponsor a Halloween parly for
youngsters age 1-12 Thursday
Deck To Lead
Rev. David Deck of Pinevilie.
Ky. will be evangelist for revival
October 30th at Kings Mountain services beginning Sunday and
Baptist church fellowship hall at continuing through November 1st
614 West Moiuntain street. at Allen Memorial Baptist church
Games and treats will bo pro-; in Grover,
vided and admission is 25 cents. | Services will be held at 7 p.m.
Youngsters should be accom- each evening. Rev. George Thorn-
panied by an adult to the piirty, burg, pastor, invited the interest-
Superior Court Nerk Paul Wil
son ruled Tuesday that the City
of Kings Mountain had proceeded
properly and in good faith in at
tempting to acquire land from
John Cline for the Buffalo Creek
Wilson announced his decision
after preliminary hearings in
condemnation actions of the city
against Ambrose Cline and John
It is the second hearing in
which Wilson has ruled favorably
for the city in recent weeks. Pre
liminary hearing before the Clerk
of Court in the Buford Cline “dam
site" condemnation action result-'
cd in ihe clerk’s appointing thr6e
commissioners to appraise ^he
proper:.) the city was seeking.
The home of John D. Cline will
be inundated b.v the lake.
Wilson is expected to appoint
three commissioners to determine
the compensation Cline is due for
John Cline's attorney Joe Mau
ney o! Shelby took exception to
Wilson’s findings on the points of
law and gave notice of appeal to
the XoV. 24 civil term of Cleve
land County Superior Court. A
similar case against Buford Cline
has already been heard and ap
pealed to Superior Court.
In his ruling Wilson found:
1) the city of Kings Mountain
has condemnation authority un
der power .granted by the Mate
2) Cline’s land is necessary for
this particular water project
31 a bonafidc offer for the
land had been made by the city
and refused by Cline
4) that the city had proceeded
in good faith in negotiating for
Commenting after Tuesday’s
hearing. Mayor John H. Moss
said," This is one of the steps in
our continuing program for de
veloping the Kings Mountain
water project for a successful
conclusion. The city will continue
its efforts to acquire through
negotiations or condemnations re-
, maining properties needed for
1 completion of the project as
I quickly as circumstances govern-
I in gthe procedures permit.
! Kings Mountain City Attorney
i Jack White announced at the be
ginning of Tuesday’s hearing that
, :^he city was taking a voluntary
: non-suit in the condemnation ac
tion to acQ.i. ire 105.44 acres from
Ambrose Cline. WJiite explained
later an error in the amount of
acreage was found in the petition
and that a new one will be pre
pared and filed this week. The
new petition will increase the
acre2 ;e by about an acre and a
half. White said.
Attorney Mauney made sepa
rate motions for dismissal of the
action against John Cline on
grounds the city did not proceed
under its charter in bringing the
suit and also on grounds that a
a spokesman said.
I od community to attend.
Continued On Page Rix
60 Are Enrollel
In New Program
SrUMVtS A1 PLAi^—TheM stu4a1a^ In the klndergaritan pogram Iq t|ie «c>^U j
With the btginni ig o* the 1939-
70 school year, a new phase of
edu(/4ion began in the Kings
Mountain City Schools.
A kindergarten program has
been initiated at the Kings Moun
tain Special Education plant (for
merly Compact School). These
classes accommodate sixty st;.-
denis and are staffed by three
teachers and throe teacher aides.
The teachers, Mrs. Rebecca Alex
ander, Mrs. Willie Marable, and
Miss Peggy Fulbright attended
summer classes at the University
of North Carolina at Charlotte to
become certified in this area of
early childhood education. The
aides, Mrs. Margaret ^pivey, Mrs.
Norma Herndon, and Mrs. far-
I bara Hamlck have been employefl
aa aidertp tba fdt eeveral
financed with funds appropriated
to the unit under the Elcmentarj
and Secondary Education Act. Ti
E-ucational research has indi
cated that expeiience and train
ing in early childhood play a sig
niiicant part in the educational
development of the child. Many
of the children who enter the tiiat
grade and have not had an oppor
tunity or funds to attend the lo
cal private kindergartens, are less
prepared to meet the demands of
school and often experience early
failure, disappointment, and frus
tration. This gap tends to in
crease as the child progi*c«sps
throi? h school, with a large num
ber of these students dropping out
at age 16. School officials feel it
Wo)^ b| adyiMMe to better pre-
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