Board Calls For Vote On Fluoridation Question
Greater Kings Mountain 21.914
City Limits 0966 Census) 8.256
City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9,300
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^uary 19M. aad laetudea the 14,990 pepulatloa e
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VOL 81 No. 46
Kings jyiountcrin's Reliable Newspoper
gs Mountain, N. C,, Thursday, November 13, 1969
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Long-Awaited f4 By-Pass Is In PI aiming Stage
HELD ^ Funeral rites
H. T. Fulton, 93, were held
^nday afternoon from Central
3eam and Brooks, Inc. of
Cherryville has discontinued
private bus service to schools as
of Friday. The service be-
San at the start of the school
ttT'm under a permit issued by
the city government. Finances
was cited as the reason for dis
Mr.^. Sarah Salona (Sally) Ful
ton, 93. had taught a Sunday
.Schcol class for more than 50
years at Central Methodist
She was also the church’s eld
est member. 1
Mrs. Fulton, widow of the late !
North Carolina State Senator I
Horatio Thomas Fulton, Sr., died
last Friday in Gaston Memorial
hospital after illness of several
Her U'te husband had owned :
and operated Fulton’s Mortuary
here for a number of years.
She was daughter of the late ;
Philip Baker and Ellen Patterson I
Baker. Until her illness she was i
active in the Kings Mountain |
Woman’s club, the Thursday aft- .
ernoon Book club and Colonel j
Frederick Ha'mbright Cltapter
Daughters of American Rcvolu-I
Her pastor. Rev. D. B. Alderman, 1
cfficlated.-M Ihe final rite.s, as-^
sisted by ^ev. Charles fedwards,
pastor of Boyce Memorial ARP
Surviving are her daughter,
Mrs. N. F. McGill, Sr. of Kings
Mountain; her son, H. T. Fulton.
Jr. of Chapel Hill, Tennessee: one
grandson, Norman F. McGill, Jr.
of Kings Mountain: and two
great - grandchildren. Chip and
Trip McGill, sons of Mr. and Mrs.
N rman F. McGill, Jr. of Kings
Also surviving are a brother,
CAST OF "CURIOUS SAVAGE" — Pictured 4ve are members of the cast of 'The Curious Savage."
I2y* Mrs, Jo Ann Wedker McDaniel, Mrs. Otis Foils, Jr.,
b flo;r; Standing, from left, Hugh Smith, Mike Forney,
Jin Gront, and Gene Austin.
Seated, from left to right, Mrs. Aubrey M(
Sam Eanes and Mrs. Bob Cox, sitting on
Mrs. Ken Pruitt, Dr. Robert Baker, Mrs. Kai
(Photo by Isaac Alexander)
„ , . . , . ^ , The curtain will go up on the
Fred Baker, of Atlanta, Ga.. and Mountain Little Theatre's;
I Ward Six City Commissioner
: Jim Diikev ha * been discharg-
■ ed frem Kings Mountain hospi
tal atrer undergoing surgery.
He continues to recuperate at
a sister, Mrs. Ira Turner of Char
i Sunday morning worship scr-
I vice wil be hold at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday at Di.xon Presbyterian
church with Rev. Robert Wilson
delivering the sermon.
American Legion Commander
Carl Wilson. John W. Gladden
and Robert Ruff attended the
Post Officers’ conference of the
American Legion, Department
of North Carolina, the weekend
of October 31st at Sir Walter
^Raleigh Hotel, Raleigh.
oroduction of "The Curious Sav
age," a comedy, in three-acts, Fri
day night at 8 p.m. in Central
;chor I auditorium.
The play will be presented on
both Friday and Saturday eve
It is ihe first performance of
the newly - reorganized Kings
Mountain Little Theatre which is
under sponsorship of the Womans
club. Steve Baity is director and
stage manager is Cheryl McDan
Several c»f the performers and
.stag*' helpers can be n’membere I
for ihe'r work in the outdoor
prfxiucti .n o? the Little Theatre
some year< agv) in ‘ The Sword oi
Gido-'n." which enjoyed many
w'^11 and Mrs. James £ ?ruggs. su:L‘essful seasons at the ampiu-
Coajhes for- the games will he theatre of the Kings Mountain
T 'ke Atkinson tor men; Mrs. Jim , National Military Park.
Ti<"kets are on sale for the Cen
tral School Paront-Student-Teach-
er basketball game to be held
Friday right, Nov. 21, at 7:3f' p.
m. at the Kings Mountain high
All pracseds will go to the Cen
tral sch.tol Athletic Department.
rhainnnn of the benefit h Mrs.
Cbpries Carnonter. Jr. and co-
chairmen are Mrs. Robert Soulh-
Tlie Kings Mountain district’s I not
totally desegregated .school sys- ; ers
tern has been inspected and prais- j fluoridation.
Will Be Held
In Early 70
Kings Mountain 'citizen i wil^
s^ale preirrencc.s for an 1 again t
flu iridation in January or Febru
: The re I’lt, again at the polls
'lor' the Ihii'u time in the prist-t'
] ycar.s. will b(- inform. ’ i'nial, but
i the si\ -me nbc-s c t 'e i^y nm-
I mi.s<ion and .Mayn- John Henry
.Moss said they would abide by
( the vote of the majority.
! Decision of tlie board of com
missioners, which met Tuesday
j nignt. wa.s unanimous. All the
I members of the board, (including
! a written .statement by ailing
I Ward C Comn. Jim Dickey) and
the mayor, said they felt a vole i.s
m ordi'i in vic*w of the varied and
strong opinions on the question.
The board action followed a re
port of a citizens study committee I
I sound out public opinion and.
a 6(;-minute debate on the mat-1
lor from both proponents and op-
po:icnt.s. Th(' 13-member study
cemmittee was appointed on Sept.
30th af.c. the Kings Mountain
, Jayceo.v pushed for flu >ri:iation.
Commissioners declined to set
nn exact date for the referendum
hut Ward 6 Comm. Dickey, via his day at ~i;IstsVde”Baptist'’church,
wrilli ji statement to the mayor, 303 Yo..k Rd. and will continue
suetested the January or Febru- throughoul the week,
ary date since the city’s water
treatment plant is expected to be Services will begin at 7:(X) p.m.
c-impleted by that time and it each evening during the week,
was his opinion it be
f flitorid^oh then.
EXECUTIVE - Floyd E. Morris,
formerly of Kings Mountain, has
been named regional manager
f"‘r the three Pnf^r.lo, New York
ing area stores of the Atlantic
Building Supplies Company of
Vance To Lead
Revival services will begin Sun-
l op Priority
Kings Mountains iong-awai-f|
much-dLscu.ssed Highway 74 by-
ias.s i-; now a delinuc and a.u.j
project of the State Highway
Inis was the word of State
.^ig;b.^ay (rbmmisLionc: Hoy
non o. Shcl.ty vyc.l.nesday as ho
v'pnrtou the com.v.isdon, in i.s
N'ovemner U,h moctipp- at Nrgs
-lead, allocated $10C,000 for sur
Also ah active project is a traf
fic-easing thorougiuai'c through
Sholoy and $.328,(XKj in secrindary
road projects in Cleveland Coun-
Mr. Dedmon t:>ld the Herald the
SC millicn Kings Mountain by-
pas.s project, one cf the links
needed to complete Highway 74
.lom tne mouniains to the sea, is
being surveyed and planning is
leiking place under a $]()0,0(X) al
location. When a route is decid
ed upon, Dedmon said a hearing
will be held.
Dedmon pointed out that many
t jurists who use Highway 74
would be benefitted by the by
pass. Such a by-pass was project
ed and a public hearing held
four years ago. A route could not
be agreed upon, Dedmon said.
Ck3mm. Dedmon said the High
way (Jorr. mission Ls now pledged
to build the by'pass "during the
Sr*.It Administration’’. He .said
t> o ,7 . r ^ taking bids should be
known vvithin 60 days.
1^'*^ "Greenway Baptist church, Shelby thoroughfare w'ill
He ailts of a "straw vote" woula ; L»oone, X. C will bo the visit.ng‘f^nnel traffic from Highway 18
A legallv bin.i the commission-North ot Shelby through DeKalb
s to act one way or another on r^‘ di.eci.on of Clarence L. street to Highway 18 south of
vay or another on
But all commission-
Lee. music director of the
- --.-,hway 18 south of
nuren. < Shelby at the intersection of
cd by the Department of Health, | or-, and tlu' mayor, when polled ! Har ry D Vance is nastoi lo Boiling Spring.s.
Education and Welfare. , from the audience by Mrs. Hay-- "Our survey teams on the
was the report of Supt. 'the ‘vrsiting" “c^angeUsr^These Kings Mountain project will pt
Donald Jone.s to the members ^ tn th ‘ft>i~others were ordained to Gospel
the board of education Monday ministry at the same time and f?*ated to an-
. | . , tion, anc Comm. Norman King bave workei together in a num- ttuunce that tins hy-pass wall be
”*--*'^* I seconded, to hold the referendum of revivals ' ® priority pro-
Supt. Jones said a representa- —funds cannot be used to ‘ 1 jeet right now. I’ve talked to a
live fi-om HEW’s regional office ^ it — noting that "the The public is welcome in each large number of Kings Mountain
in Charlottesville. Va. paid a only place you can of the revival services. j people who are also plea'-od a-
r.in senior at Lenoir
)lle in Hickory, has
i Who's Who Among
Dickey for women: Porter Griggs
for teachers; and Mrs. Sally Hul
sey and Mr.s. Sara Jones, girls.
brief inspection visit to the sys- l
Said Mr. Jones, "He wa.** most '
ccmplimcntary of what we had
done. Jono-' sai:i the system must
file reports with HKW and then
should receive an "all clear on I
full ccmplianco" witli desegrega- \
tion direr l»ve^.
Kings Mountain fnr the first
time this year i.c operating under
an attendance zone plan whereby
each elementary studenti.- a.sslgn-
ed to the school whhin the par
ticular zone w'here he lives. Cen
tral Juniro high and the hi*»h
.school are fully integrated, also
laculty dc.^egrega i m has* greatly
iivjrea.sed this year under the
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Ben H. Goforth, personnel
manager at Pittsburgh Plate
Gla.ss Company, will address
Kings Mountain Kiwaniams at
their Thursday niglit meeting
at 6:45 p.m. at the Woman’s
club. Mr. Goforth is a Kings
Kings Mountain Kiwanis club
will spon.sor a Pioneer P'xplorer
post and advisor will be Mi* e
Fomev, Central Junior high
.scl|0')i teacher. An advisory
cdhti^ittee of volunteer? from
ocal club i*^ being farmed
t<^:1|pi'^t Mr. Forney.
FRUIT CAKE SALE
llng« .Mountain Idons club
Imhers are conducting the an-
Jial «alc of fruit cakes for bene-
pt of the blind.
jBethware school P-TA wil!
Et^onsor a Fall Festival Friday
night in the school gymnasium.
'•Serving of hotdogs will begin
A 6 p.m. and entertainment will
■ ‘aturo games, talent .shows, cake
^alks and an auction sale.
Proceeds will benefit P-TA pro
jects, said Miv. Bennett Masters,
Lead role in the cemedy is be
ing portrayed bv Mrs. JoAnn
(Boot.s )Walkcr McDaniel as Mrs. J
Other chairmen of committees | :^avage. Tl’.e load male role in i D-mn^F ar ot Kings ALoun
are Warren Stockton, referee; j the .show will be portrayed by! ;;ain, siwolt. and Mrs. Dan;
Mrs. Gerald Valentine, publicity; , Sam Fans as "Titu.s.” i i'‘in:;e»a^een named a.s onei -The young peonle will actually
James Scruggs, concessions; Mrs.n Other members ot the ca.st in-| of 21 s^jo at Lenoir Kh,^ne."take o\er’’ at Temple Baptist'
Glenn Rountree, tickets; Mrs. ' elude Mrs. Nan Jean Grant as | Co.'legc B'bncUidcd in the 1969-1 chu ch on Cansler sl.cet \h\r'
James Herndon, entertainment; "Mrs. Padrly"; M-s. Aubrey Man-j 70 editic^.o Who's Who Among| c-oming Krilay. Xov. llth and
Mrs. Fred Withers, announcer: ! ney as "Flnrenco’’; Mr.s. Bob Cox | iuidontttn lerican Universitie.s . aniimK- through Sunday night.
Scoreboard, Chuck Carpenter: par- as "Fairy"; Mike Forney as! ceieciltis ere based on fovr Nov. 16th
ents head cheerleader. Mrs. Clyde "teff"* Hugh Smith as "Hannihai"; ,
leaders — Debbie Bolin. Robin
Dickey, Becky Scruggs, Laura
Carpenter. Sandy Southwell, Wan
da Ford, Vicky Bell and Terri
Kerns; teftcher.'' and girls cheer- Mrs. Kenneth Pruitt as "Mrs. Wil- [ setzq
lie"; D.. Robert Baker as Dr. Em- edion.
melt"; Gene Austin as Judge j
Samuel: Mrs. ^tis Falls, Jr. us :
"Little Belie . jmsi e :lij
P. S. Pceloi. Jr. w ill bo in charge I
of lighting, Vaughan Meeks will activities
GOSPEI SING SET he in char-re of .sound effects, and college
A Big (dospel Singing will be errtuming i' under the direction I pos.^i^ilij
held at Central School Auditorium o ronnic Pruitt and Debbie Light- \
StiP’/q "’^rniture fo: the produc-
!i nglo Di. lAlwin 18-year-old girl preacher,
duuitor for the so- Shook from Gardner-
^rBnyinous commit,ee, ^^ebb coliege, wdl bring the Mes-
i sogc.^ Friday and Sa .uiday nights
.n’ d nl‘5o* Sunday morning and
F. nday night.
City Sets Community-Wide Rites
On Thanksgiving; White. Speaker
Crnnic Pruitt and Debbie Light- j
in King? Mountain December 7, sey.
t9(’9. sponsored by Rev. J. D.
Adams. Time: 3:30 p.m. Admission tio’f i? courtesy of Cooper'.s, Inc.
S1..50 Advan'ce, $2.0i) at door. oJ King--Mountain.
; or will
md a s;
Dr. Charles D. White, su^rin- Allen Jolly, minister of j major fr
teudnet ot. the Gastonia District t Flr.^st Baptist church, will direct 1 is no wse
of the Methodist Church, will he song service and Mrs. Aubrey .Awkward
make the addrt‘.ss at Kings Moun-Mauney will be organist. Special ed econd
tain’s community • wide Thanks-music will be rendered by com- A mep
giving service November 26th at lined choir.s of Kings Mountain ternlty,
7:30 p.m. at Central school audi-Biiptist church. Central Methodist the Year|
foriu-m. church and First Presbyterian dent of
The program is under .sponsor-church. years, h-a
ship of the Kings Mountain .Minis- Rev. Carl Sparks is chairman of of May
terial As-:oci.*ifion of which Ihethe committee on arrangements I as co-phi
Rev. James Wilder is president. Continued On Poge 8 coming cl
;Ol.-o faculty, two ad
s nd tn OP siudonts
lections with special
P Ipat'on in college
ibutions to Ihi*' Rc:inie Samms, also a Gardner-
lie success, ami We’.'h student will be leading the
'I ua*.surip'-s. singing as Temple’s young people
conferred annual- fill the choir. Testimon es from
ding .student lead- the youth will be heurl at each
ximately 1,000 col- sevvlce, aftc.'-church fellow-j
csitics in the Unit- ship will be lield Fri.iay night, j
: and Temple’s WMS will serve lhe|
led in the 1969-70 }ou\h a bufret supper Saturday,
■s Wlio," and in, evening at 5:30. |
H 'reive certificates
Services \v 11 br hold at 7 p.m.[
Veerh evening and at 11 a.m. on
gs .Mountain. He “VVo a. r expectlni- those serv
) 5 president of the ices to bo one of the greatest
, the newly form- events in the history of Temple^
Bub. , Bapist Church,*’ said the PasiorJ
Theta Chi fra-'Frank Shirley. ■
^ed the Pledge of I — '
‘ ind is now presi-| PRESBYTERIAN
icl UN for four Dr. Paul Ausley will use the i
as co-chairman .sermon topic, "Riding Out The
ekend, and also Storm’’, at Sunday morning ;
Jfor many Home! worship servlce.s at 11 o’clock al ;
First Presbyterian church. t
VETERANS DAY RITES HELD — Mayor John Henr/ Moss places a memorial wreath at the base of
the Memorial Park cross and salutes during Vet }rans* Day service Tuesday morning at Moimtoin
Rest cemetery. The service, sponsored by Otis D. Green Post 155 ond Auxiliary. Frank B. Glass
Post 981L VFW« and the City Kings Mountain, honorc^d the memory of veterans of all wars in
which the notion has been engaged. Mrs. Bennett Masters led the audience in the National Anthem
and Mrs. Orangrel B. Jolly led the salute to the flag. Brief remarks were made by the moyor and
American Legion Commander Carl Wilson. A bugler ployer 'Taps" and Rev. Charles Edvi^rds
offered prayers. (Photo by Lem Lynch).