I % Population Greater Kings Mountain 21.914 City Limits (1966 Census) 8,256 City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9.300 Gr«at«r ktagt Mouitola llgute to derlT«d tfom tka •pactri United States Bureau of tbs Ceneue report o |aiii*ary ts«6, ond tocludee the 14.990 population o Muiubsr 4 Township, and the remaining 6.124 iron ftuuber 5 Township, la Clevelond Couaty and Ctowdar* Tf>.«>nshlp la Gaston Coi>ntT» Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper VOL 81 No. 49 Established 1889 Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, December 4, 1969 Seventy-Ninth Year PRICE TEN CENTS Sentenced Te Die r* 117*11 H 1 Horn Gets Life LrVlIl Will KulC In Cline Matter A Grover man, Kenneth Ra>v Horn, 22, convicted of miuaderl • without the recommendation of, mc.cy last Septeml>er, escaped! the death penalty in a new trialj Monday in the Cherokee County,: S.C. General Sessions Court. He 11 Decide Paints of Law On Transcript Horn was convicted of mur der in the December. 1964 shot gun death of Jack Smith of Gaff ney and was scheduled to die }''riday in the South Carolina ^•Icctiic chair. The shooting oc curred at the Road King Truck’ Points of law raised by defend-: i^laza on I-S5, where Smith was; ant Buford Cline, in the city’s^ employed. i condemnation against him, will 1 k App oximately two weeki^ agojbe determined by Judge Sam J. i f\ nc-/ tr'al was granted by| Ervin III of basis of the hearing Judge Frank Eppes after several transcript, alleged judicial eirors in the first oise were cito.l by defense^ <-“> Attorney Jark White sa d atio’nev H R S’vink ' attorneys tor both parties had a-, Several witnesses testified at greed to Uiis means of detcrmin-; ation and that Judge Lrvin had agived to make a ruling after | the Monday hearing that on (i-iy of the shootin;. Horn came into the restaurant and quarrel ed wiih his fiancee, a waitress. He was then removed from the _hii’!ding_ but teturned-at-out 30 minutes later armed with a shot gun and pistol and shot Smith ind Doc AUison, the two num j.\ho had lerr.ovei h'm. At Monday’s trial, Swink ask thorough study of the transcript i of proceedings before Clerk of: Court Paul Wilson. ! "Derehd^l OiF cTTy’s need for the 93 acres for the Buf falo Creek reservoir dam site, the proceedings whereby the city brought condemnation action un- | der the General .Statutes of North i ed that the defense be allowed carclina, right of the city to con-' to change its plea to g. ilty with jornn, and whether the city bar-' rccommbndation of mercy. Judge gained in good faithi I Eppes luled that the recomn*- The Clerk ruled with the city: dation must come from the jury on all points and Mr. Cline ap- | and inslru'ied the members that pealed. : KM laycees Sponsof Yule Lighting Contest Kings Mountain Jaycees will .sponsor a Christmas lighting con test, announces Frank Hinson, chairman. Judging will be baseJ on origi nality and beauty and there will be two divisions of competition: seasonal scenes and religious scenec. Non-Jaywp.s will judge the en tries on December 20th. Plaques will go to the winners. Citizens may enter by corttri- buting a $1 minimum donation to the Toys for Tots Christmas Pro ject of the Jaycees which will benefit from the contest. Persons who are interested in entering; Christmas Cantata. "Bethlehem”, should address their entry to by J. H. Maunder Sunday after- Kings Mountain Jaycees, Box 303. j noon at 5 o’clock at the church. : Kings Mountain, N. C.. enclosing | Soloists will be Mrs. Bill Allen, New Draft Lottery b Effect January 1; Birth Dates Methodist Choii To Sing Cantata "Bethlehem" The Senior Choir of Central Methodist church will sing the oil September 14 Katterree opeakeri^*B«s«>«y » « ...» I Drawn Monday For Football Fete the plea o' guilty had been ac cepted. Swink callcj several witness es in an attempt to show that Judge Ervin, initially scheduled j as presiding in this week s court i session ir holding court in Gas ton. after Judge Fred T. Hasty di.s- CITED —^ SP/4 Larry N. Morgan of Grover was recently cited for meritorious services in Viet> nam where he is o member of the Green Beret Special Forces. Green Beret Morgan Cited the minimum $1 entry fee. Jaycees are not eligible to par ticipate in the contest, said Mr. Hinson. Mr. Hinson said further infor mation about the contest may be obtained from him. by calHng his residence, 739-3093. SP/4 Larry N. Morgan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Morgan of Grover, a member of the Green Horn was mentally incompetent qualified hlniself from trying an ! Special Forces in Vietnam, at the time of the shooting. obscenity case. j recently received a commenda- Afier 20 minutes of delibera- in turn. Judge Hasty declined ■ ^-9^ meritorious services in tion, the Ju y recommended me/- to hear the point of law matter Vietnam. , , . , cy and Horn was ^iven a lifeiand continued it to the nex? . ^ clerk in Headejuarters ocntence topped with a 10 year term. i Company of the 173rd Airborne sentence to run consecutive with j Agreement of the attorneys. '^^rigadG in Vietnam, the life sentence after pleading j means that the point of law mat- guilty to assault and battery, ter w’ill be determined by Judge with intent to kill in the shoot-■ Ervin. C AGO Meeting Monday At 7 Regular meeting of the Cleve land Association of Governmental Officials will be held Monday night at 7 at Hotel Charles Din ing Room, Shelby. Officers for 1970 will be elected. ing of Doc Allison. w Damages High In Accidents Ronnie Webb Ledford, 33, of 503 North Cansler street, was charged with following too close ly after a three-car crash Satur day at 9:45 ajm. at the intersec tion of E. Gold and York road. Patrolman Bollinger reported that car.s operated by James Floyd Baity, 53, of route 3, and Linda Kay Love, 23. of 23 Dixie Trailer Park, were stopped for the light. The Ledford 1962 Chevrolet hit the rear of the Love vehicle knocking the 1969 Chevrolet into the 1963 Baity Chevrolet. Damagti were estimated at $75 to the Baity car. $750 to the Love car and $600 to the Le:If6ri car. Damages totaled $2.50 in a two- car crash Monday morning at 10:45 on Piedmont Avenue 200 feet from Mountain t.>ward King. Ralph Gidney Ware. 64. of 212 E. King street, pulled from a .park ing space into the side of a 1962 Ford Wagon owned by Manus Amos Duncan. The 1961 Chevro let is owned by Kings Mountain Drug.Company, Patrolman Boll inger reported. Jerry Glenn Gantt, 23, of 810 Cleveland Avenue was turning to park and hit the left back side of an auto operated by Jessie Lee Dawkins, 21, of Grover. Damages were estimated at .$250 to the Dawkins car and $50 to the Gantt vehicle, reported Patrolman Rich ard Reynolds. City .\ttorney White said the hearing transcript is "about 2tK) pages^ and declined to mtess when the Ervin ruling will be made. Mr. Cline also appealed the commissioners’ award of $31,500 for the dam site. It will be cal endared for the subsequent term of Cleveland Superior Court. City Board Meets Tuesday The city board of commission ers will hold regular meeting Tuesday night at 6 p.m., half- hour earlier than the regularly scheduled meeting. Mayor John Henry Moss said the earlier meeting is scheduled so members of the board can at tend the annual Lions club foot ball banquet to be held at 7 o’clock that evening at the Wom an’s club. Brothers-In-Law Eagled Same Hole "It wouldn’t haptjen again in a hundred years,” says Bill Mc Ginnis, self - admittedly brag ging. Playing the Kings Mountain Country Club golf course Sun day with Louis Sabetti, John ny McGinnis and Jay Powell, Jr., both Bill .McGinnis and his brother-in-law Mr. Sabetti re corded eagle two’s on the par four 395-yard Number 2 hole. Before going to Vietnam, .Mor gan attended the clerical school in Arizona, parachute training in Georgia and then joined the! Gi-een Beret and trained with the I Special Forces in Fort Bragg. | He is a 1966 graduate of Kings i Mountain high school. sr/4 Morgan’s address: E-237- 76-1199 HHC, 173rd Abn. Bde. Sig. Office, APO San Francisco, 96250. Be Yourself Says Bauch Santa Needs Help In Finding Calico Santa Claus needs some help in finding Calico, a three-year- old golden palamino meant for a present lor a Charlotte youngster. The pony was locked in a pen at the resideiico of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Woodward, 8000 Margrac^e; until Tuesday when he kicked down the door. Nona Woodward, daughter of the Woodwards, said her family was keeping the pony until Christmas for a young nephew'. She said the pony U called Calico, has a scratch on his head and bangs. .Mrs. Delbert Dixon, B. S. Peeler, Jacob Dixon, and Delbert Di.xon. i Other choir members arc: So-; oranos — Mr.s. Bill Tinsley, Miss Mary Alice McDaniel, Mi.s-; Bessie, Bumgardner^ Miss Winilred_^l-1 ton, Mrs. Guy Trout and Ben-1 nett Masters: Altos — Mrs. Har- | vey Williams, Miss Marilyn Dix- ( , on, Mrs. W. A. Russell, Mrs. Gem ' i Werner. Mrs. Jeff Patterson, and i Misses Debbie Timms,- Mary Bry- t ant, Lynn Harmon and Susan An- ! derson; Tenors — Bill Russell, Ar thur Walker, Eugene Patterson, and Richard Etheridge; Bass — Carlton Harris. Bill Alien. "The publfc is invited to attend this servfce of Christmas music”, said Rev. D. B. Alderman, pastor.; The Cantata will be under the | direction oi Mrs. J. N. McClure, or- j ganist and choir director. Grid Banquet Lions Club s 30tb. Annual Pride G. Ratterrce will be the ! featured speaker at the 30th an- ' nual football banquet of the Kings Mountain Lions club Tues day night. The banquet will be ' The selective service .system I resumes the lottery draft of World I War n January 1. i Machiney was put in motion Sunday night as the priorities via ] date were drawn. I Number 1 was September 14. If physically fit a 19-year-old is j shortly for the service. Most distant are those born on Juno 8, Number 366. February 26 birthdays are 365. The draft- actually applies to men between the ages of 19 and 26 as of December 31 coming. But only men classified 1-A — “available for service” — will be subject to draft call in 1970. Men granted deferment or ex- h^j^ emption by their local draft PRIDE G. RATTERREE Senicemeh's Toys For Tots Address Wanted laycee Project Senior Girl Scout Troop 200 is! Operation Toys for Tots will a- secking the addres.s of any Kings be a Christmas-sea.son pro- ' Mountain boys presently in Viet-1 jeet of the Kings Mountain Jay- naim to send Christmas packages | cee.s to provide toys for thq needy, to them. These addresses may be Citizens with good used toys to left at 739-4462 any time after 4; donate may deposit them at the p yn I Jaycee Tree Lot on East Moun- Those packaj-es will consist of.'fi". Woman’s various obiects such as socks Cloninper. various oojecis J>UC1I as W-»rrnn nnfnrih WQ. at the Woman’s Club with members of the high school 1 football team, honor guests and i will begin at 7 o’clock. I Another annual feature of the 1 banquet is award of trophies to ; outstanding players — the Fred ‘ Plonk Blocking award, Dr. George 1 Plonk mo.st valuable award, and I roaches awards for the most im- ’ proved player of the year, the ’ player with the best average, and plaques to senior members.of the squad. Mr. Ratterree is head freshman coach at the University of South Carolina and is also academic liason man between faculty and stude.nt athlete.s. He played foot ball, basketball and baseball in boards will not be called while their deferments or exemptions continue. But the 'place-in-line number they draw in Monday night’s lot tery will stay with them; and if they lose their deferments or ex emptions and become 1-A, they will tall back into line with oth er draftable men in exactly the samp place they would have oc cupied if they had not been de academic i ferred or exempt. ~~ I East year, while the lottery system continues, a new drawing will be held, assigning place-in- line numbers to a brand new group of men — those who reach the age of 19 during that year. That group will be the draft’s prime target for the following high school and lettered twire in year, while the men who have P>TA Barbecue Friday At North North school Parent-Teacher .As sociation will sponsor a barbecue “Just be yourself. Your truej Friday night with serving from 5 qualities will show through." t until 7:30 p.m. in the school cafe- Gaston Senator Marshall A i teria. Rauch was speaking to Boyj Plates are $1.25 for adults and Scouts of Troop 92 of First Bap-j75 cents for students. Take-out list church Tuesday night on the orders will also bo available I ?. spokesman. Retail Merchants Are Open Later Bob Hayes. ex-Army Signal Corps, Eight-Year Police Force Veteran topic, “Being a Good Citizen Senator Rauch’s visit was the kick-off for a new idea in Troop 32. Tiie troop has liad a great deal of re-organization and has now established a Boy Planning! Kings Mountain retail merch- Commiltee consisting of the Sen-, ants are remaining open later on =or S.'outs of the troop. This; Friday night to accommodate "ommittee will plan all Scout! Christmas season shoppers, neetings and outini;s with adult! Most stores are open each Fri- idvice and suggestions coming day evening until 8:30 p.m. from the scoutmasters. Members: Jolm McGinni.s, pre.sident of the of the Boy Committee are Frank, Kings Mountain Merchants Asso- Humphreys, chairman, assisted! ciation. said retailers have a good ’oy John Knox McGill, Larryi selection of gifts for every mem- Hamrick, Jr., Billy Talhert and , ber of tlie family. .Adrian Beam. New patrol lead-| .^rs and assistants were necessary! when this four»some was elevated to new job. The patrol leaiJers and tlieir assistants , are Ken Culberson, Jr. and Mark Stock-1 ton. Cat Patrol; Steve Moore! and John McDevitt, Moose Pa trol; Kenny Bridges and Glenn Roberts, Rattlesnake Patrol. Troop 92 has an outing plan ned this Saturday. They will de part from the Scout Hut at 9 a.m. hike up Crowders Mountain and have lunch theix?. I washcloths, shoe polish, handker- [chiefs, and other useful things. ! Any contributions from merchants i and factories will be appreciated, j a spokesman said. 1 Girl Scouts arc also sending ar- ] tides to Broughton and Western ' Carolina Center. These articles are as lollows: Popcorn Poppers, Fishing Ek|uip- ment. Lamps, Shirts, Sweaters, Housecoats, Handkerchiefs, Purs es, Billfolds, Raincoats, Hand Lo tion, Shaving Cream and Lotion, Magazine Racks, Clothes - Chil dren’s sizes over six. Any Adult’s Size.s, Combs and Brushes, Shoo Polish, Shower Caps, Framed Pic tures, Instant Coffee, Sleeping Bags, Kleenex, Belts, tamps, Sta tionery, Lipstick, Hair Spray,* Bath Powder, Hair Rollers, Under Clothes, Musical Instruments. De odorant, Shampoo and Creme Rinse, Toothpaste, T.V. Slippers, Children’s Toys For All Ages. "These people are in desperate need of these articles. If you can afford any of these articles we will be very appreciative,” a spokesman for the Girl Scouts added. 739-5485, or Warren Goforth, 739- 5089, before 10 a.m. each day for pick-up service. The toys will be repaired by the Jaycees and turned over to the Kings Mountain Ministerial Association to distribute via its Empty Stocking to the area needy this Christmas. Ministers of the community con duct the Empty Stocking appeal annually and will set up bell ringing stations in downtown Kings Mountain. Names of needy familie.s should be given to any mini.ster in the area. The Empty Stocking Fund provides fuel, food, (lothing for the needy year- round, Jim Cloninger is chairman of the Jaycees Toys for Tots com mittee and co-chairman is War ren Goforth. "We need the help of all citiz ens to make this Christmas a merry one for the less fortunate”, said Mr. Cloninger. Jaycees will be at the Tree Lot headquarters (*ach evening to receive the toys, said Cloninger. Oak Grove Firemen basketball, three times in foot ball at Wake Forest. He was a member of the 1946 team which helped to christen the Gator Bowl at Jacksonville, Fla. He graduated with a BS degree from Wake Forest, won a mas ter’s degree at Appalachian State in 1956. He has coached at Staunton Military academy, Lonoir-Rhyne, Wake Forest, Davidson and The Citadel before joining the USC Gamecocks in February 1966. Mrs. Ratterree is the former Edna Rowe, of Glen Alpine, a sis ter of Mrs. H. O. Williams of Kings Mountain. They have three daughters. Members of the Lions club ar- j rangements committee are j Charles Blanton, Bill Bates and | Oliie Harris. i Sgt. Bob Hayes, who first join ed the city police department August 12, 1961, had a short tenure. Uncle Sam called after lie had been at work three weeks and ;i was back in the Army Sig nal COips for the Kings Moun tain man. Sgt. Ilayis, then in the Re serves. spent a jear overseas luring the Berlin Crisis stationed in Japan -and Korea. A native of Shelby, Sgt. Hayes attended fho Shelby schoolJ and previously worked for Chailotte ! (’onsolidated Bnass Company. I He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Padgett of 509 Grovei .street, Shelby. Mrs. Hayes is thei I former Sue Dover of Kings ; Mountain. SERGEAKT — Bob Hayes is a sergeant on tfae Kings Mountain police force. He joined the de partment August 1961. was re called in the lerrlce for anoth er year's duty ond then rejoin- thc ioice. Mis. Peteison's Rites Condneted F'uncral rittes for Mrs. Sybil Taylor Peterson, 45, of ,508 Rhodes Avenue, widow of Will iam Amos Peterson, wore held Mon lay at 3 p.m. from Grace Methodist church of which she was a member. Rev. J. C. Lane officiated at the finc.l rites and interment was in Mountain Rest cemetery. Mrs. Peterson died suddenly November 29th at 9:45 a.m. in the Kings Mountain hospital of an apparent heart attack. She [was an employee of Lambeth Rope Corporation. Her hu<»band 'diej in August of this year. Sgt. and Mrs. Hayes are par-; She iv as daughter of Mrs. onts of a nine-year-old dauglitcr, Pearl Norton Taylor of Lan- , Deborah. The family attends caster, S.C. and the late Ch-arles Cherokee Street Baptist church. . Coleman Taylor. Besides her An avi.'l sports fan, Srt. Hayes'mother she is survived by a likes baskelball and football. An brother, Charles C. Taylor, Jr. i(»ff duty d.iys he enjoys hunt- and a sister, Mrs. Beecham Will ing. : iam5>, both of Lancaster. Jaycees To Sell Christmas Trees Kings Mountain Jaycees will sell Christmas trees again this year to benefit charity projects. The trees go on .sale Friday at the Jaycee Tree Lot on East Mountain street across from the Woman’s club. Prives vary from $2 to $5. Set Turkey Shoot I Jaycees will mann the Tree Lot Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Do-! Headquarters from 3 until 9 p.m. partment will .sponsor a turkey 1 through Friday and all shoot Saturday beginning at 1 p. i Saturday, m. at the site of the new fire sta- Gerald Carrigan is chairman of tion in the Oak Grove commun-! project and co-chairmen are jty. ! Jerry Dover and John Mitchell. -Proceeds from the turkey shoot; "Corne early for a good choice will be used to purcha.se fire-fight- i of Christma.s Jrees,” said Mr. Car ing equipment ment. for the depart-! rigan. BROADCAST Sunday morning w’orship .serv ice during the month of Decem ber will be broadcast via Radio Station WKMT from Kings Mountain Baptist church. BUILDING PERMIT Building permit for a two- room garage apartment has been issued to Mrs. J. K. Willis, 700 West Mountain street. Cost estimate is $2000 and A. C. Lail i.s contractor. Funeral Rites For Fred Cockrell Thursday; Heart Attack Fatal VISIT BELL LABORATORIES — Wayne Swofford. right KMHS Senior, discusses the work of an engineer with H. B. Holton of Bell Telephone Laborotories on a recent trip to Winston-Solem. Mrs. Helen Ausley. head of the Science department at the high school accompanied Woyne. Twenty-five science teachers and outstanding senior students from North and South Carolino high schools were entertoined by Western Electric, suplier to Bell System, and Bell Telephone l!.aboratorie8. Research and De velopment orm of AT & T. on a tour of the Winston-Salem fa cility. Mrs. Dorothy Willlomson. local School Representative for Southern Bell, mode arrangements and provided transportation for the interesting trip. William Fred Cockrell, Sr., 59, former superintendent of Grov er Industries in Grover, died Tue.sd'iy morning al 6 a.m. at his home on Cherry street in Grovcp of a heart attack. Mr. Cockrell had been in ill he.alth the past two years. He was a native of State.s- vill who moved to Grover 22 years ago and became associat- : od with the Dyeing and Finish- ! ing Department of Grover In- Idustrics, He was graduated from Statesville high school and Mars day (today) at 2 p.m. from Shi loh church with his pastor, Rev. i. Robert Wilson to officiate. As sisting will be Rev. U. A. Mc Manus, Jr., p-astor of Grover's First Baptist church. The body will remain at Har ris Funeral Home until 1 p.m. when it yill lie in state at the church. Interment will he in Oak- wood cemetery in Statesville. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Jones Cockrell; two sons, Major William F. Cock rell, Jr. of Fort Benning, Ga. already faced the draft, in l-A classification for one year with out actually receiving their draft notice will move into a safer cat egory. The priority situation under tlie birthday lottery may vary from locality to locality. Local draft boards will continue to be assign ed draft quotas to be filled. Therefore it is possible that a local board may use up all of the calls under a certain birthdate and another may use only part of those born on the same date. Here are the top 30 birthdates selected in the draft lottery Mon day night. The sele<*tion means that young men born on those days will be drafted first: Top 30 Draft Birthday List 1— Sept. 14 2— April 24 3— Dec. 30 4— Feb. 14 5— Oct. 18 6— Sept. 6 7— Oct. 26 8— Sept. 7 9— Nov. 22 10— Dec. 6 11— Aug. 31 12— Dec. 7. 13— July 8 14_April 11 15- ^uly 12 16— Dec. 29 17— Jan. 15 ' 18- 8ept. 26 19—Nov. 1 20— June 4 21— Aug. 10 22— June 26 23— July 24 24— Oct. 5 25— Feb. 19 26— Dec. 14 27— July 21 , 28— June 2 29— ^March 2 3C—March 31 Here is the '*tie-brcaking” or der of the call, in which the ini tial of each man’s last name and first name if necessary will be matched with the scrambled al phabet: 1. J 14.C 2. G 15. F 3. D 16. I 4.x 17. K 5. N 18. H 6. 0 19. S 7. Z 20. L 8. T 21, M 9. W 22. A 10. P 23. R 11. Q 24. E 12. y 25. B 13. U 26. V 'Hill college. He was son of the and Andy Cockrell of Pensacola, late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Fla.; and a daughter, Mrs. Char les Peeler of Charlotte. Also sur- BAKE SALE Young p(!ople of El Bethel Cockrell of Statesville. , les Peeler of Charlotte. Also sur- Methodist church will sell hot- He was a member and deacon vi ng are two sisters, Miss Lois dogs and homemade cakes Sat- : of Shiloh Presbyterian church.! Co krell and Miss Ina Cockrell,' tirday from 5:30 until 9 p.m. at. I Funeral rites will be held Tljui^- both uX Statesville. £1 Bethel Methodist church.