Greater Kings Mountain 21.914
City Limits (1966 Census) 8.256
City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9.300
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,au 4uiy ibeS. uud tnciudes (fee i4.y9U population o
Number 4 To«nsutp. and the remoiiung 6«ii4 iron
Number 5 Township, m Cleveland County and Crowder
• • Gogton County
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 81 No. 44
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, October 30, 1969
PRICE TEN CEMT5
Sales Tax Election Will Be Tuesday
BOY SCOUT TBOOP RECEIVES FLAG—America i Legion Post 155 presented an American flag
recently to Boy Scout Troop 92 of Kings Mountain. Boy Scouts of Troop 92 raise the flag at American
Legion-sponsored baseball games during the summer months. Accepting the flag for the trooo is
Senior Patrol Leader Frank Humphreys, son of M . and Mrs. Edward Humphreys. Making the pres
entation is Legion Commander Corl Wilson. (Ph'itc by Isaac Alexander)
United Fund Has $20,000
Seven Firms Yet To Report
PROMOTED — Clayton (Pete)
Wright Kings Mountain native
and son of Kossie Wright of
route two and the late Mrs.
Wright bos been promoted to
the position of Advertising
Monager of the Gaffney, S. C.
Ledger. He ^joined the Ledger
staff in 1962.
Smith Confident I
To Be Attained
Pi chniinai*y figui-es incicate that ■
Kings Mountain’s Unile<t Fund:
..geaj I'Oi'-1909 ■will tie ai-;
taincci j for ilie thir.t, year in a
ont'-day campaign. ‘ * •
Sixty percent of the goal of I
! $.32,100 or $20,000 in pledges had
been reported by late 'ruos<iay
with seven industrial firms in ..
wiili leporljj still out from seveii
indusinal films in the city. I
Kyle Smith, campaign chan-man,|
was elated at preliminary tabu
lations from the one-day drive!
ior funds for 21 causes, 1
“1 am optimistic that we will;
reach our goal -and more- when;
final figuies are counted thisj
j werk.”, said Smith.
I “The one-day effort was veiy
; vapaiAly done by all division
! chairmen”, added Smith in ix'port-
ing the drive successful.
V’olunleers began the day early
Tuesday with a kick-off breakfast
at First Presbyterian church,
where they were challenged by
Ri-pt. Carl Stewart of Casionia.
loc ; active in United Fund rais-,
ing in Gaston County.
Pamela lean Lee
Starts at 3:30
Pamela Jean Lee, senior stu-
uLiii, will be crowned Queen of
che 1909 Homecoming at Kings
Mountain high school Friday
night at haU-irme of the football
game between the Mountaineers
of Kings Mountain high school
and the ;3ulldogs of Burns.
Miss Lee and members of her
Homecomin^ Court will ride in
a parade on downtown streets
beginning at 3:30 p.m. The pa
rade w’iil climax open house from
) a.m. ur.'il 3 p.m. at the high
school and a pep rally from 2:15
until 3 p.m. at the high school.
PARADE ROUTE I
The parade will form on Gold'
street and proceed to Railroad'
avenue, froni Railroad to High
way 74, from Highway 74 to Pied
mont Avenue, from Piedmont
Avenue to Mountain street, from
Extra 1 Percent
By MARTIN HARMON
North Carolina citizens will go
j lO tne polls Tuesday to determine
1 who.her their parti^.vJar county or
.ountifs will add :i one percent
sales tax, its collections rcbatable
j to county an.. city govern.nc its.
i The decision in each county will
j be the majority vole in that par-
• licular (‘ounty.
i Polls will be open from 6:30 a.
m. to 6:30 p.m. at all precjnet
polling places, the 2S i:i Cleveland
and me mo.e than 20'J0 others
I ihroughout the state.
I HciO is the basis of lebate to
: the counties and cities, according
I lO lUuUon Sianbiiry, of Raleigh,
By MARTIN HARMON
Coroner J. Ohio Harris make
seek to Ixvome State Senator Har
ris in elections next year.
QUEEN — Pamela Jean Lee,
daughter of Mrs. Jean Wiggins,
will reign as Queen of the 1969
Homecoming festivities Friday
night ot Kings Mountain high
anTfrom” RMtW^nnnri ^ ■ 1 ‘ Ve/y litUe'outward intorcst has f"r leiiKth of session, he told
^ 4 Battleground been evidenced in Cleveland Coun friends he’d “had enough”. The
o oold Sheet. The parade wUl 11116$ VOnOUCteCl ,y con.emHg he ?ax proS «ame friends thmk it was the ^ ^
end on Gold strm at Gaston. H has torn endX> i bv ^ of tiredness ani that and t.M the present
Members of the Homeconiing Funeral services lor Williarr ly board of commissioners but intervening months of rest will, Corporation
Court wjll be intiodcced at 7:30 Dewitt (BilU Bennett, 44. were there has appeared no organized result in the Senator’s again seek- America in Bessemer City, has
p.m. and the football game '■viil held Satui-lay at 3 p.m fiom East olfort in support of the DroDosal. ”'8 re election. named a vice presidont of
?ct underway at 8. The Home-. Gold Afreet Wesleyan Methodist Xhe Ciiv of Kin s Mountain During the recent session the company. The announcement
‘oming Quwn will be crowned at church, interment following in Ijoard of commissioners has Assembly put the 29th . by Elwin E. Smith,
The Kings Mountain mortician
jf Hie North Carolina Department acknowledged this week he is con-
jf Revenue's tax research depart- si lering otforing for one of the
ment: j two 29ih senatorial district senate
It Half of the receipts from seats,
the additional one percent will , . >
00 fully rcbatable to the particu- ^Mhch one?
iar county in which it is collected. Rurris doesn’t yet know,
it will b(* divided between city ^-'f^ept that, if he offers, it wih
and county on basis of properlyv oh whether three-term
tax levies of county, taxing dis- veteran Senator Jack White seeks
tiicts (such as schools) and all t'e-elcciion. !
incorporated municipalities. made it clear he, ^ .
2» Half of the receipts will go oppose his Kings Mountain Nielsen has been named a vice-
into a pool wdlh other participat- *^oighbor Senator White. i
ing co'.nties. Here the division In turn, Senator White has been
factor will be derived from pop- *ion-committal about his plans:
uialions of the participating coun-'year’s elections.
At the end of the 1969 General ■ »a f
AssiJinbly session, a record one N|AlCAt|
VICE-PRESIDENT — Richard L.
president of Lithium Corpora
tion of America.
; no position on the proposal.
I half-time of the game. After the Mountain Rest cemetery,
i alumni in- Rev, Edwin R. Chriscoe officiat
, vifed. will be held at the sthool ed at the final rites,
.Wmmbns area sponsbrr^d- hj- the -Mr. Beniiett died at 1 o’clock satu davs at the City Hall court
f student ParlicipijtiOT Organiza- Thursday morning ’ me enj Hall touti
district under the so-called num-
president, at the company’s cxc
cutivp headquarters in Now York
Mrs. Nell Cranfoi d, registrar at system. The district, includ-
; East Kings Mounlaiti, spent three Cleveland and Gaston cH>un- / Minv. ' » xt- i
ties, elects two senators. Under, ^ native of Minm'sota, Niel.sen
in the Veto-! room polling place. She did not
The IQ fonthaii hospital at Salisbury after 'logister a single voter. “I didn’t
"‘^veral year’s illness. even have anyone to come bv to
j have chosen sponsors for the
I event. They include; Susan Hal
j lew for Gene Harris, Cindy Car
, roil for Butch Kerns, Dottie Gar-
^ I roil for Gary Henderson, Diane
Cornwell for Marty Frederick.
He A as a retired insuranceman
inquiie if he were registere:!,”
• and foimer salesman at Western m--s. Cranford remarked.
Auto Associate Store. He was a
veteran of World War II.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs.
Rena Dellinger; his wife, Mrs.
RESIGNS*—Rev. David L. Castor,
pastor of Resurrection Lutheran
church the past four yeors, has
resigned to become pastor of
the 800-member St Stephen's
Lutheran church ot Hickory.
Rev. David L. Castor, pastor of
, Bainara Davies for Mike Brown, Ora Mae Williams Bennett; and
' Jerry Lovelace, his daughter. Mrs. Linda Bennett
I Deobie Francis for Bobby Eth- Adams of Salisbury.
I ri.ige, Jeannie Goforth for Gerald _
I Herndon, Kay Griffin for Mike
j Kiser, Paulette ^Manning for Jewel
! Watson, Alice McClain for Phil-
' bert Smith, Karen Moore for f Snnie TT«^ Ym
K^nny Bridges, Sylvia Morris for llinK"Up IS nCai
There was no action on the
lake legal front
, two senators. Under,
the numbered system, a candidate his home with his family
woulf file for Senate Seat No. 1 Gastonia. He joined Lithium as
or Senate .Seal No. 2. Previously, ^ pi’ecess development engineer
the seats were filled on a sweep- " graduation from the Uni
stakes basis. ' versify of Minnesota in 194S with
(The numliored system appliMh ^ dogj-oo in chemical enginc'cring.
Rotdstrar Mrs T H Arthur the three-member -13rd House Lithium facil-
Ke.^isnar mis. j. m. Arinur elections. '*>' '^as located in St. Louis Park,
Senator Marshall Rauch, of
Gastonia, an avowed candidate . H^e new plant was built
for re-election. Meantime, two Bessemer City in 1955, Nielsen
prominent Gaston citizens have served as the first plant manager.
At West Kings Mountain (Arm
reporiej registering only five vot
Big Water Main
j Mike Blanton, Becky Plonk for:
Reliearsals arc undeiway by the,
Kings Mountain Little Theatre for ^
the forthcoming production of
indicated interest in a 29th dis
trict Senate seat. They are Coun
In 1933 he was assigned to direct
special projects for the presiJent.
“The Curious Savage.”
ty Commissioner Polio Cloningor later he Aas named gen-
' of Dallas and Representative Jack manager of Beryllium Metals
~ the former mayor of Bel- ^ Chemicals Corp.. a Lithium
mont. Representative W. K. Mau- subsidiary in Bessemer City. In
ney. Jr., of Kin^s Mountain, has became a vice president
The comejy will he presented not offer,
on two evenings, November 14th Mr. Harris is serving
indicated interest, should White director of that company.
.Chuck Easley. Martha Stone for'r> r, , .-..ppi,
! Gerald Putnam. Libby Trott for ?. 5^ ^
: Cliuck Hoyle. Debra Warren for sti'ucHon^^ro Tes
Charles B-arncs, Cathy Wilson for ® PL^wder^^^Cons^ruction^"^ ^ Central term as Cleveland County" eoro- this year, he was reassigned
’ ‘ school auditorium.
When Beryllium discontinued pro-
a sixth and leased its properties
Laurin Whisnant and Beth Wrieht ^ ’ . u • i-
ror Larrv Rayfield. 'T ’
" Wednesday afternoon was within;
smith reminded that Unhed church ,he
h-und ratnpaisns are important to p^^t four .^ar^. ha^s reslg^ el
December 2Sth. to become
Clayton (Petet Wright, wno
been with The Gaffney. S. C. P<'‘.<^^«tage of contribution.s go'fo'7“^ -gV'-g"
Lodger since 1962, has been nam- their intended causes. :.i i. tt:
ed AdvertLsinir Manager, accord-1
ing to Publisher Louis C. Soss-a-
church in Hickory.
Bundy To Lead
a half-mile of link up of the 24- has the lead role in the produc-
ner. has been a business citizen of Lithium to manage special pro-
Jo Ann t Boots t McDaniel Kings Mountain since 19T7 Ho
a past (“ommander of Otis D ^nd expansion of the corn-
inch line from the water treat-; (ion. She will'portray “Mrs. Sav- American Legion, pany’s spojumeno mining proper
The Hickory church has a mem-
boiship of 800.
ment plant site to the Mountain'age.” Lead male role is being por-
street main pi'eviously insalled. ' trayed by Sam Eans of Shelbv.
The legal front to date: : Other additions to the staff in-
^ Clerk of Court Paul Wilson elude Mrs. Nan Jean Grant in the
Rev Curtis Bundy, pastor of has not yet appointed the three; role of Mrs. Patty and Dr. Bob
HJfa «>■ I f ; The Hickory church has a mem- view^Baptist church, will be commissioners to appraise the Baker in the role of Dr. Emmett.'
' IVllSS UlCKSOll Si boiship of 800. evangelist for revival services be- property of John D. Cline in the'
19 ! ginning Sunday morning and con- city’s condemnation action to ac- Tickets go on sale this week
Mr. Wright has been on the ad J Castor’s resignation wasi tinuing through Friday night at quire the John Cline property. ' range from $2 for orchestra
vertising staff for IS months aft I|l|05 v01IClllC16Q accepted by the local congregation I Bethlehem Baptist church. 21 *Nti.v condemnation action by seats to $1 for seats in the A &:
er having served two and one i Sunday morning. He and his fam-1 The evening services will he the city against Ambrose Cline ^ section. C section tickets are
half years as oflset cameraman. Funeral rites for Miss Caroline^*^ move to Hickory Decern held at 7 p.m. and the nursery, (non-suited by the city due to an $L.50 for adults and $1.25 for
and three years as circulation (Carrie) Dickson. S9 of Grover be open for all services. error in description of the prop-: Children’s tickets for'
manager of The Lc<lger. ' were held Tuesda’v morning at 111 rpv m,. a native r.f -McDaniel will direct the; erty > had not been taken. seat sin the A & B section arc 75,
He is a graduate of Kings'o’clock f,-om Antioch Baptist Kannaoo is ^me to KinerMonn i services.; 3) Persuance of the city’s c^on-’cents. i
Mountain high school, attended church of Grover, interment foI-,tain from Phiiadelnhia futheran organist; demnation action to acquire pro- VESPER HOUR ;
Kings iBiusiness College in Char- lowing in the church cemetery. Lhiirch (Vf Pranit^^ Pali® wf i Carpenter will be porty of Coleman (Goforth awaited Die Sunday evening worsiiip I
lotlo. N. C.. majoring in account- Miss Dickson died Sunday morn- deviously served St PauVs lX i Charles:
ing, and spent three years in the ing in a Rock Hill, S. C. mursing oran church of Rurline^ton ' community is invited to; Horn, Mr. Goforth s attoney.
V. S. Navy having reached the home after illness of several woi^hip with the Bethlehem con-1
rank of Petty Officer First Class, years. ' A graduate of Lenoir Rhyne; ^^egation in this special series of
lie is a member of the East she was daughter of the late'college and Lutheran Southern services', said Rev. Russell Fitts,
Gaffney Baptist church, wliere he Robert and Amelia Hambrighl Seminary at Columbia. S. C.,
served as teachei, deacon, and Dickson and a member of Anti- Castor has been active in Scout-‘
past piesidcnl of the Lions club,; Bessemer City,
and has been the active in other Nielsen is married to the for-
and state organizations and -Miss Audrey Johnson of Min-
Parking meter receipts for the
week ending Tuesday totaled
.$130.20, including $117.20 from
on-street meters and $13 from
cluircli clerk for 12 years. och Baptist church. . ing and he and his family attend-
.Mr. Wright is married to the Surviving is her brother, K. A. ^ conference on scouting at|
former Jactiueline Patrick and Dickson, of (Jrover. , Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron.j
they have one daughter. Penny Rev. Wayne Tuttle officiated at Mexico, during the summer.;
Lynn, a third grade student at the final riles.
Central elementary school. They
make their home at 300 Austin
Drive in Gaffney.
Mr. Sossamon s^id he wa.s
pleased to be in a position to con
tinue to promote from within The
L('lgcr organization. “We feel our
advertisers deserve someone with
’ He has also been active in the
Kings Mountain Lions club.
; Mrs. Castor, the former Faye
Critcher, is a registered nurse. She
has worketl in a part-time capacity
at Kings Mountain hospital. The
Castors are parents of three chil-,
dren. Chris. Mark and Cindy'Cas-i
tor. They reside at the Lutheran
American Legion Post 155
will sponsor a Halloween dance
Saturday night from 9 until 12
p.m. “The Rhythm Ramblers”
will provide mu.sic at the Amer
ican Legion building and the
interested public is invited to
attend. Proceeds will benefit
the auxiliary’s veterans projects.
Di.strict Lt. Governor John L.
Brown of Hender.sonville will
pay his official visit to the
King.s Mountain Kiwanis club
Thursday. The civic club meets
for dinner at 6:45 p.m. at the
Dr. Paul Ausley will use the
sermon topic, “Room Enough?",
at Sunday morning worship
services at 11 o'clock Sunday at
First Presbyterian church.
'Flic Sunday evening worsiiip
hour at Kings Mountain Bap
tist church has been changed
to 5:30 p.m. At Sunday’s ser
vice Rev. James Wilder will use
the sermon topic, “Is Grief
Kings Mountain Police De
partment and Cleveland Coun
ty Rescue Squad will co-.sponsor
a turkey shoot Saturday, No-
V(‘mbei 8lh, at the Police club
off York road.
neapolis. They have three chil
dren: Karen, a senior at Greens
boro College: Mark, a freshman
at Duke University, and David, a
student at Grier Junior High
Active in Boy Scout work, Niel
sen is a past president of the
Toastmasters Club of Gastonia.
Technical affiliations include the
Marine Technical Society and
RESA, the Scientific Research
Society of America. During World
War II he served with the 24th
Infantry Division. U. S. Army, in
New Guinea, the Philippines, and
“Tlie .Multitude, the Throne,
tlic Song,’’ will be the sermon
topic of Rev. Charles Easley at
the 11 o'clock m.irnihg worship
hour Sunday on All Saint.s’ Day
at St. Matthew’s Lutheran
Fluoridation Committee To Meet
Monday to Discuss Recommendation
Kings Mountain Rotarians will
the ability to give them proper sponsor their annual White E’e- .
consideration, understanding and phant Auction for benefit of the Crescent Hill,
service and we feel we have this club's scholarship fund Saturday,
typo of advertising staff at The November Slh, at 7 p.m. at tb?
Le<lger. We are certain Mr. National Guard Armory.
Wright will continue to offer this ' Among itemvS to be offered at
to our advertispi«.” auction is a 1953 Plymouth which
Mr. Wright is son of Kossie is being shined up for sale to the
Wright of route two and the late highfst bidder.
Kings Mountain Teaches, Husband T”®,'
n»*w.’(»v "stvi'i’s ('linrlntln
Robbed at Gun Point on Thursday
('ity building permit has be(*n
issued to Herbert Adams for
building of a garan^e, estimated
to cost $1000, to his residence
at 503 8. Cherokee street. Dean
Spears i.s the builder.
Dr. John C. McGill is general
chairman of the promotion which
is free and open to the pu.blic.
Leo Bi*llk(*, of Wau.sau, Wis
consin, father of Mrs. John
Honr>' Ma-w, is visiting Mayor
' and Mrs. Moss.
BYNUM CHAPEL EVENT
Bynum Chaptd AME Zion
church will sponsor a Hallow
een carnival Friday night be
ginning at 6:30 p.m. at the
church fellowship hall. Fun,
games and contests are
“Talk About Giving” will be
the sermon topic of the Rev.
Jame.s Wilder at Sunday morn
ing worship services at 11 o’
clock Sunday at Kings Moun
tain Baptist ehurcli.
The study committee on fluor-’November 14.
idation of the city’s water supply Kings Mountain Jaycres are
uill meet at 7:30 Monday night promoting the fluoridation pro-
at City Hall and is expected to posal, with Gerald Thomasson
make a decisioi> on a course of project chairman,
action for recommendation to the Mr. Thomasson this week re
city commission. ceived the following letter from
The 13-membor committee, of Mrs. Becky Sc.ism, secretary of
which J. OlUe Harris is chairman, the North school Parent Teacher
was asked by the city commission association:
lo make a study and to make one **We the members of North
Dewey .Styers, Charlotte Ob- of three recommendations: School Parent - Teacher Associa-
server carrier for the past 22 ii q'hat the city fluoridate the lion commend you on the stand
years, is changing tags. water supply by boaid action. which you have taken toward the
Effective Novemtx* 1, Mr. Sty- 2( That the city conduct a ref- fluoridation issue here in Kind’s
A Kings Mountain school sixth grade at West school. She ers b(‘gins work un.ler a new con. crendum to determine whether .Mountain. At our October '>lst
teacher and her dentist husband was a member of the Central tract and will be the carrier for the water supply is to be fluoi - mending we voted unanimouslv to
were robbed at pistol point last school faculty last year and of the .Shelb> Daily Star. idaled. endorse this project and give Vtni
Thursday night as they were the West faculty the previous Actually, the Star circulation 3) That the city not fluoridate our full support,
leaving her husband’s office after, year. department will make deliveries the water supply at this time. “We apreciate so much your
the dentist had given emergency Police arr(*ste<t Stephen L. until about December 1. as Mr. Chairman Harris askej his taking lime to come and discuss
treatment to a patient. . Moore, 19, 4 Newman street, Shel- Styers is working a 30-day notice committee members to determine this with us.”
Dr. and Mrs. Phillip Turner hy, and charged him with armed for the Observer. thinking of citizens “at the grass. In 1957. in an informational
were leaving by the rear entrance robbery. Shelby Chief of Poliqe Mr. Styers views as a consider- roots" and said Tuesday night he referendum, citizens voted 2 to 1
about 9:22 p.m. when a negro Berry Lee said Wt'tinesday morn- able Nmefit of his new associa- had spent the most of the day in favor of fluoridation, but the
male wearing a ski mask ordered ing Moore remains in jail await- lion the fact that his paper de. iiuiuiring of citizens their think- commission did not.
them to lie down on the steps and ing preliminary hearing in lieu of livery work will bo only six days ing pn the fluoridation question. In 1959. in a second informa-
to hand him their billfolds. $5000 bond. per week, rather than seven. The committee recommendation tiAnal referendum, citizens voted
Mrs. Turner is the former Su Approximately $33 and several “I'ye been off 20 days in the is to bo presented to the city com more than 2 to 1 .igainst Huori-
zanne Ramsey, now a teacher of ciedil cards were reported stolon, past 22 years,” he remarked. mission at the w^ular meeting oX Uution.