Greater Kings Mountain 21.914
City Limits (1966 Census) 8.256
City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9,300
...4 Grvoter iitogi Mountcdp ftgure 1b derived from tb#
•pecirl United States Bureau oi the Census report o
lani’diy 1968. ond Includes the 14.990 populotloo o
Number 4 Township, and tbe remaining 6.124 Iron
Number 5 Township, in Clevelond County and Crowder’
‘ - T*>«wnwhlo in Cflston County-
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 81 No. 49
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday. December 11, 1969
PRICE TF.M CENT!
Opening Of Improved NC161 Is Few Days Distant
„3 . I . ir Bad Weather
F iiiori d ation V ote Jew*
For Saturclav, February 7th
PRINCIPALS. 30TH ANNUAL LIONS FOOTBALL BANQUET — A-
warc* winners. USC Freshman Coach Pride Ratterree. and KMHS
Coach Bill Bates are pictured at Tuesday's Lions club lootball
banquet Left tc right are Jerry Lovelace, Coach Ratterree. Phil-
bart Smith. Charles Barnes. Bobby Ethridge. Chuck Hoyle and
Kirsl of ci'cclilors of
.\cisco, IriL., liL.s i)C*on si't fo.'
OLten-ii.-or 30, acroidinK to no-
tiiC toccivt'd fiom Koy Babilt,'
rt’fc tv in bankruptcy.
N(.is:‘o own M.irgia^.c aitl
Paul.n;* plants hero and two m
: Iviby whicli it had loaded to
itihor op4'ratois with purchase
^ Nt'i.ico .ilt'd voluntary petUitn*
Wr\ bankiuptoy in Unitovi States
nisir/.-l Cuutl, Southern District
•f New York, on November 21.
In the statement accompany
ing the hankriiptry petition,
iLlorgo Horvath, trcasuie.-, list-
e! asset sot Sl.bld,ilie ma
jor item being propeity, plant
and ecjuipment valued at
Liaihlities i current) totaled
$3,(137,-ITS, ::ulucling notes, loans
Smith Most Valuable of 69,
g Best Blocker
Is December 30 jgj-j-y LqVcla
MASTER — Clayvon Kelly has
been elected Moster of Fairview
Lodge 33S AF & AM for the com
To Sing Cantata
'I'he 2ti-voi. e Ch.int el choir of
('.race United MvlhtiJsi church,,
will .sing till' ('liristmas C’antata,
•Horn A King’’, nuisic and text-
by John \V. 'Ueier.son, Su nday at
5 p.ni. in tlie chuuh sanctuary.
The L.int.ila is under the di- •
01'. a logui'^r communication of Ma
l.son.s .Monday night.
will succeed William
: Sellers, in January.
\'ov’ Other new offieOiS will inelu
William Clayvon Kelly was
elected Wo.shipfcl Master of
Kaiiview Lodge 339 AF & AM at
Five seniors won aerar sTues;-
doy at tiic 3()lh annual Lions club
football haiuiuet at the Wdrrtan's
i Senior tailba:;k Philbcri Smith,
who loci the Mountaineers in both
rushing -and .'■ci-.-ng, was namca
1 winner of the Geoigc Pl.i:;k Mosi
I sTaiuablo Player A\va;J, tackle
1 Jerry Lovelace received the Kied
I Plonk Blocking Trophy, end Bob-
I by Ethridge and hnltoack Ciiarles
iiame.s wei<' winneis of Most
improved Player trophies and
haitback Chu^k lioyle was nam
ed winitcr oi thi* John (gamble
SchoUiitic Awai L
It .vas the first lima m the
.scvin-year Icsioin of llie most
impiovcd player awaid that
liophy was won by more
of llohert Casluon,
g.ini.sl and choir dircBor.
Soloists for the pfogVani
lA? Miss .Maicella Lutz, and
Franx Kinson, sopraim; Tdr.s.
pea, son, alto; ami- Ucne Yatt*s,
lenor. ' ’ " ’ •. . ' ‘ '
Aar.alor for the canlal.i will
be ilic lies. J. C. Bane, pasior oi
the ihuicii. Ushers \vill include
Kock> Uarroll, Jelf Crawio d,
Boooy Lane, S.oit Price, Uuri.s
Sainio.is and Jeep Wilson, A*o-'
l. ,e will be Carl Hobos.
yicn.ee.s oi the Cliam<l Chair
aie; Sopijno • .Nl.s. C.ia.ica
ijigueli, .\lis. CJi‘ul> lhavta.i,
yw... Margie Doii.ngcr, Mrs.,
l-’ionl; Unison, Mi.ss .ie.->.s.e Joaas,'
M.s. Biiiy King, M..sa Kaniy
L. nw, y.iss Maiceila Luiz, Mis.
i;.ii .vKaiiinns, airs, ilany Uoo-
insoa, iUiS. an*
M. stfi Peggy K-'Ss; A.*o ■ Mis.
iiUil Ba..a^d, Mrs. Lawieiue Ben-
lu'ti, aliss 1 ai L'.i.ie, Aiii'S Kw-,
Kuni Junas and Aus. Koy i*ear-
son; leno. - .Scoli lieio.tM, A--
iimr iMiikN, Ihtiy Kmg amt vienc
JC.»c.•^; i>a.-a - L-avSiCiKe ucnac.i,
liiil Mi.*.-nmis. Ito^, pta.soii, La.l
i Mce and i.arry Robinson. j
• lioin A ivin.d' po.uays iliel
m. i.n.u.ous tiu.n oi the iiu.ir-
nation. Passages .non Maltlicw
and Luke weave tins slmy into,
an uii.oigedabte nigiu • a nigiiti
w.wn leii.lines o.d propluty;
tame true, a night when ship-
be.jts \\c.e awe .‘Jiritken by a
lua\cnl> Ic'st ihai told ol the
hjitii *11 tno Piince of IVace, a
mghi \.-lien God sent Ivs only n*'-
gotten Fun to be liorn ol a vir
gin for tiie leilcmptioii of a
,'\oild of sinners. Here, too, was
a story of love, U. t not lovn UvS
nalu.al man knows it. Phis love
Kmlws no houn..s. It is limitless
and absolute And it was fiist
mandcsted on that night so long
ago. the Prince of Peace, Born
Billy H. Hawkins,
den; James W. Rushing,
Warden; Ma-ioii T. Williams,
Uoasure.; Thomas D. Tindall, re-
eleciL’d secrc.a.y; and Kennel.i
L. Mor.ison, three yt ar trustee.
Ol>en installation of officers
wiil be held the first Monday'
night in January 1970. Robert
B. Leonard. P:tst Master, will
serve as installing c» f.cer and J.
Ralpli Harrison, Past Master and
cariiiitd lecturer will serve as
“'liie public is invited to attend
the insiall-ition se.v.ce", suiJ
loe Lee Woodward
City Police DffL'or Ewart Ball
succeeds .Ice Lee Wootlward
school truant officer.
Mi*. Wuodward retired two weeks,
one player, altliougn there
iieen co-recipients of the
and blocking al^’.ards.
in addition to being named ihc
most valuable player, Sr.iitli re
ceived u c\i(ificale for iH'ing se
levied to the All-Conference learn
and v.as als > ic\*ogn.z.cd as the
.Southwest Coii*erence back fd
the y-ar, an honor given him at
ilie Gastonia Gazette football
banquot Monday night.
Senior War- ^uhtli gained SOS yar..s and
taincens to a .a-1-1 rcvoid. Uitu ;
best in five yea s. For the seas nv
he averaged 7.7 yards pi'i* carry.
He wont over tlie 100 yard
mark three diUeiom t.me^.
against South Point, Civst and
till.ns, and ho v\as close to the
■ry figure on several occa
Against Bessemer City in the
season openoi, he cairied only
live times but pit loKl up 99 yaids.
an aveiage of 19.S yai -s per ca. -
Lovelace is another m a Ion i
list of outstanding lad;ies who
have captured the Blocking 'Iro--
pay. which iias been awaided
longe.- than any oilier inize.
II wis I.avolave’s blovki’ig that
endbiCd barks A?urh as Smith to
.un as well as they did. Against
Souiii Point, it was liis lilovk that
CHAIRMAN — William Herndon
hof been named chairman of
the newlv appointed city high
way coordinating committee.
Will Get Yule
city emnlf'.N'ees witli a v'cat’.s
wrvici' will net a week’s t»vv as
a Christmas .bonus, the vity com-
mi.s.sion vntod 'lue.^'day night.
Employees witli tlian a
year of service will receive one-
twelfth on one week’s pay for
eneh month of ser\nce.
Volunteer firemen will receive
All employees except tlie office
.staff will get holidays on Decern- 1
her 24 and 2.t and January 1.
while the office staff will holiday;
on December 25 and 2(1 and Jan
In other actions the commis
sion: ' I
1) Accepted low hid of .south-
well Motor Company at $2(101 for
a three-quarter ton truck chasis
for the watcr-sowc’r department.'
Tuxon Chevrolid Company bid |
, $27n:i I
2' .Adopted a resolution apiirov !
inL condition.^ under wdiich relo-
' c;itia:i payments will he paid if*
' poisons displaced from their rrsi- '
I d-ome^ due to federal pr.>1ects and
named the Kings Mountain Re-
• devolcpment Commission a.s agent
I for supf'rintcnding the relocations.
* (Joe L-iney director of the com*-
mission, said the re<'jlution is
: imm^'diately concerned with the
^ water project, w'here propc‘rtie.«
; rccu'ued by some Liinilie.'; will
! bo inundat*»d.» The federal gov
ernment provirie.s .subsidies, ba.sed
on formulai*. tr ease ndocation
! financial differentials.
3» Ailopied rules and r<*gula-
; tions h)r the Kings Mountain Fire
i Department. <Tlie rules and regu-
j lafions formalize present policies
I of this and other departments un
der state law and/or regulations, t
?d! Is Third
By MARTIN HARMON
Tin* city commission Tuesday
set the date for the city’s third
'r.l^rmc-tionrtl *'le'*t!on *'n nuor*-
■'dine t!io city’.® water .supply for
'Saturday. February 7.
The city commission did not
mell out tin* ground rules, .such
as hours of voting.
It is anticipated that regular
hours (G:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) will
be .sot an<l that other require
North C.i;*'lina Highway 131
South ^ ill bo ope.Kti to ti.ifJc
within a few days, pend ng a
weather break to pi'.mit an csti-
m:i*ed Iao Jays of pavvig work.
Initially scheduled for opening
l'uc£day, the opening v.j.-? delay-
* d he ause had weathc. h »d p e-
\entcd vu b acd g. tier in Lie
area immidiatciy south cf the I-
F3 - NC 161 hridje, IC hwa^v en
’I no road is being opened well
alK i cf i;s designated* July 1970,
c R'.ple, on dale. Ti’.e con*, vet to
Tti—'i. L'r'iate Cansir lion Co.
of Con; o. .1 was let in November
a : lh<‘ overall -c.st ot; the
project W.IS about $1 million.
DAP cmZEN — Jane Yates has
been named DAR Good Citizen
for 196S by Colonel Frederick
Hambiight Chapter, Daughters
of the American Revolution.
Yule Lighting ,
Entries Invited :
iinric;- are still invited from
a citizens in The Kin.gs .Moun-
aki Jayvecs' Hist annual out-
d:>or Yule lighting contest.
Judging will h«> based on orig-
.naiiiy and Ircauiv and thcie are
wo *d.us nils of competition:
nonts ol an “offiviaT’
will b( employed, with the rx-
'ppTion that the registration books
wiH not be opened.
Spearheading the revived fluor
idation movement are the Kings
Mountain Jaycecs. with Gerald
Tliomasson serving as chairman.
After a commission-appointed
study committee split 6 to 6 on
K. E. Mauney. 12th DNision
Engine* r with the State Highway
Commission, sad that the traf-
fi_ department has completed
election centerline marking and signing.
The new s< viion is two-lanes,
2-1 feet wide plus shoulders.
A c.')rr*p!e;e new section <if the
road has been constructed to re
place the section fam.iiarly
known as "iho gap in the moun
tain”, v’hich was plagued with
circuitous approaches, pa.ticular-
recommendation that the com-1 ly hazardous in rain and snow,
mi-^skm implement fluoridation —^ _
witlriut a voter referendum, the;
commission last month said it*
w nild call the informational ref-j
erendum. An official or binding'
refen*ndum would require an act
of the General As.sembly which
will not rei*orrvene for another 14
Mayor John Henr\* Moss told
the commission there was no
.^lene.s an! religious..
ihaniK’s will zf) to t)ie winners
w D-' ■ ’i?b‘ r 2'iih.
'I'o (Viter citizens are aski’d to
voiiirihLio a minimum SI dona-
lion to liie 'I'ovs lor Tots Cli.-.st *
mas pi’(;j( - t of ihe Jaycees which
will hen* fit from the contest,
.krsons inieiestv’d sliould < *mtact
Frank Hinson, chairman, or ad-
d.e.ss incir entry to hin at Box
3:::k ilir-g^ M'*u: tail’.
Ja- ces a.e not (•!.' bh* to en-
(juestlor* about obtaining suffi-
(ienl contributions to finance the
Commissioner Jim Dickey,tlie contest and non-Jaycees
the entries, said Mr.
informational poll as he alluded
t * the advice of City Attorney
Jack White who .said the attorney
gemnal had ruiiHl informational
polls ( nild not be conducted at
In 1957. citiz.ens voted by about
2 to 1 in favor of fluoridating the
water siqiply. The administration
di.'i not implement and ordered
another poll in 1959, when the
voters did an about-face and vot
ed by greater margin against
chairman of a iximmitthee tostu-
d\ and make recommendations
on a citizens’ petition for improv- ,
ed taxi serviev told the commis
sion his committee wasn’t ready
ic report, adding, “We will report
at a subsequent meeting.)
M’illiam Herndon ha< hivn nam
ed chairman ol the .city’s high-
vvav cuoidinating eomniitlec.
Stores Open Later
Kings Mountain retail mc.ch-
(filler mcnibi IS are L. F. (Josh) ani.^ will b(» open eve:*' night
Hinnanl, chairman of the city’s unt.I 9 until Christinas : I'ginning
iiidusliy cummiltoe. Carl F. Mau- \]omj ,y accommodate Christ-
ney. cliaiman of King.s Mountain season shoppers.
Ucd(‘velcpment commission, Mag- stores will be open until
((^ontinncil >n Fu.'/f A’ijy'd.) lS;3C a.g-tin this lM'ida> night.
An ernc'rgcnt a-ommunication
of Faiivit'.v Lodge 339 AF & AM
f(,r work in the third degree will
be held Monday night at 7 p.m.
at Masonic Hall, according to
announcement by T. D. Tindall.
.M t retary. Retreshments will be
HAS BROKEN HIP
J. C. Plonk, of Hickory,
suffered a broken hip in a fall
at Iicr liome last Friday. .She is
a patient at Memorial Ho.spital,
Room 313. Hickory.
Continui'd Ou Pour Eio/H
Few low Numbers Among Cleveland'
Draft Eligibles At 1 Wednesday
ot I p.m. Wednesday, the Some 18.000 Clevelanders are
Cleveland County draft board was now in the s.-called ,
finding "few men witli low num- those who registered in 19^8
bers” Mrs Clara Newman, clerk since. However. maj<.rity fd tlie.se.
to the board told the Herald. under piesent laws are “over-ripe
The Cleveland board, along with
all others in the nation, was
closed for public business Wednes
day, as a new filing sy.stem was
being sot up to implement the
new selective service law. The
system reverts to the lottery sys
tem employed in World Wars I
end II effective Januarj' 1.
“Should this trend of few low
numbers to fill quotas or not.”
Rudolph Lemmons, Ji. of
Giovor was sentenced Monday to
lb months in prison upon pUacl-
ing guilty to charges of assault
with a deadly weapon.
1'hc cha.ge has been pending
against Lemmons since last sum
Lemmons* attorney C. C- Horn
asked Supc^rior Court Judge Sam
Ervin III to consider letting
pay a fine in the case. Horn told
the judge that Lemmons is fac
ing much more seiious charges
in Gaston County.
Solicitor Hamp Childs told
Ju.gc Eivin he objected to the
defen.se propose! only because
Leini'ions has been charged with
' another cr.me while fn‘e on
l>ond. Lemmons was' charged
I vsith breaking and enienng and
' larceny in connection with an al-
I lege ri atiempi to ta!;e a Kings
j Mountain cab driver's billfold.
I As soon as the judge pronounc-
Junior and Senior Clioirs of^’d sentence. Lemmons instructed
Kings Mountain Baptist church Horn to Hie not.ee of 'appeal,
will' lead a choral and candle-' Jot’go Ervin i*aisej bond in the
lUhliiyg seiv.ee “Even Unto, case from S,5l.;0 to $2,590. Lem
mons was jailed in lieu of bond.
Heavy Feet In Park
Bring Troflic Fines
Kin.:,:- Mountain National
Military Faik .Supcriniendenl
',U'n F. M‘H)maw announces
that due to g.eally iiicieasi'tl
visiiit.on and the dohnir of
Uo‘’U' 161 ihiouidi the Park,
law enforcement activities have
had lo lie greatly incicascd in
or Y r to protOLi park visitors
As a le.sult, 23 violation no-
llec's for t.'jfiie *r.fenses alone
weie issued between Novem
ber Jl and DecemiH’r 2.
rw*'ni\ one ca.ses were dis
posed of by United .Slates Com-
mission*'!' \\’illiam Spencer,
H*)clv liiil. Soutli Carolina, on
Deei’inl er .5. A total of $5l0.i)0
i.vas levi<**i in lines. 'Two of
liios'e cib'd <lid not appear and
vvairanls lor their arrest have
been issued by Commissioner
Old Letter From Chicago Engineer
Recalls Struggle For Utilities
To Lead Service
Bcthkhem”. Sunday aflornoon at
,5:30 p.m. at the ehineii.
Nj..aior for Iho seiv.ee will
Ix' M:''. James M. Wilder. 'Fhc
.ongre:i:ati*>n will join in tlie .sing-,
.ng, of several lamiiiai* Christ-
.na.'^ eaiul>. ]
The Cantata is a five-pait one;
“Beilikhcin Lainl *il JudalT’;,
■'Tile .'''Iiepherds of Fetlileliem";,
‘Tne M ingcr (jf Heililchcm”;
•■'i iU' W.se Men Conn* T*) Belli-,
aiicin''; and, “iietbii’Jieni In Gur|
ileaits Todav.” I
T.u' J.ni«)r Char will sing
^Wind 'Mirougli Hu* Olive Trees'’
and “Away In A Ma:iger.’' Tm*
'Men’s ('tioius will sing “We'
iJi'ce Kings ’ an i Hi*> spir.inal,
|■'G■) Tell It 'To Tiic Mountaiii.s.”
-M,s. K. G. Fiankl.n, .sop.ano
^ohilst, wi:i .'.in, “I i The Watches
of tlu' .Night ’ and Jairu’s .<toll,
1 it'nor soloist, will la* le:ilui'*’(i in
' O ll<»ly Night."
Kev. Janu's .M. Wilfi<’r will lead
he ( a.'idlclighiing serv <*e which
will cenciiuk the program.
Tresidoni Nixon, meanliiru*. or
dered a study of loopholes, some
already apparent, others not ne<*-
essaiily s*i. in the new draft law
passed' by the recent Congress.
FLc Clevelanders were includ
ed in the December draft call and
have already reported for duty.
No January call has yet been
; received, Mrs. Newman said.
*>uiieiirtu wttUiWUivi—Meaiowrs *.#1
wiiu.cu ntiu uibir iui>i
mVny r'e^ently "and burned the notes due on the feUewshiy building. The church also
close" in completing the payment lor the sonctuar, and educational complex. ‘«e
whe participated in the service, from left to righ ., arc Mike Mlnnix, Cecil
W H Redmond, T. R. Dalton. Dewey Allen. M. C. Wood. C. M. Lankford. C E
Kiser. The fellowship building consUts of a large dining room, complete kitchnette, a stage and
By MARTIN HARMON
“I guarantet' the cost will not
('xcr(*d my estimate under a bond
t ol $5906. wrote George Cado-
i gan, 160 Jackson Blvd., Chicago,
. hydraulic, electrical and sanitary
! This pluase from a letter datetl
( hicago. April 14, Mayor
John Henry Moss lias been using
i r<‘cenily to lease the city’s vet
eran Consulting engineer Col. W
K. Dickson. “That was 1906." the
Mayor jests, "and you won’t guar-
ant<'e us anything.”
Needless to say. the Colonel re-
plie.'-' in kind and ean point with
pride to the fact that H cost of
, the now-eomolet*' sewage system
imprtwemonls were less tJian ini
tial estimates and 2) Ids estimates
on the Buffalo Creek water pro-
pect appt'ar elose to ta:*gel center,
pending completion ol land acqui
'' The iettc'r, I tuiid b\ Billv San
ders. 911 Churah street, among
the effet’ts ot his motlu'i Mrs.
Simon Saiuk'is, was framed and
])resented ity Mi. Sanders to the
MayiJr recently as an liLstorical
I Specifieallv, G. Cadogan Morgan
' wanted to engineei the Honorable
Mayor IG. M’. Kendrick) and
town council of Kings Mountain
CoaHaiu d On Pa-ji' Eifjht