Creator Kings Mountain 21.914
City Limits ' (1966 Census) 8.256
City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9.300
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Kings Mountain's Relioble Newspopei
VOL 82 No. 11
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, March 12, 1970
PRICE TEN CENTS
Buffalo Creek Dam Construction Began Wednesday
uisitions Listed By Laney
I All Properties
To Be Acquired
I By MARTIN HARMON
JOINS STAFF—Jock F. Woody
has joinod the stoff of the
Cleveland County Air Pollution
Control progrom and is residing
here on West King street.
Tentative first stage property ac
quisitions in the central business <
district redevelopment project
were listed this week by Joe,
Laney, executive director of the
Kings Mountain Redevelopment
1) Severance property! (vacant)
of the M. L. Harmon Estate and
Dr. P. G, Padgett adjacent to |
Cherokee street property of W.
2) Fred W. Plonk garage build
ing property on South Battle-
j 3) Mrs. Virginia M. Herndon
property, S. Battleground, occu-
1 pied by Mountain Lane Bowling
’ Center and Dixie Cab.
4) Mrs. Virginia M. Herndon
I property OLOupied b^ Sterchi’s
5) Hoke Building and Crook
> bulliiing (rented by Hoke for
‘ wMrohouae'. Clierokee street.
Jack F. Woody joined the staff' yl^onk Estate —
of the Cleveland County Air Pol-; ^ P^ttf^son property,
lution Control Program effective i on Railroad and City,
February 1. 1970 as a Sanitarian! Chevrolet
II. He was formerly employed by j *-^^Faoy body sh^ j
the Buncombe. Haywood. «nd ^ of James R Ya. -'
Henderson County Regional Mrs. BUnc’he W Yai^
Pollution Control Program, ini fronting on Railroad and,
charge of the Haywood County:
Program for the past three years;
before coming to Cleveland Coun-' Coopers Inc., lot,
WINS SCHOLARSHIP — Warren
Hemdon« Jr. is recipient of a
four-vear college echolarship.
Re-zoning of 6.23 acres in Cres
cent Hill and the end of Oakland
street has been asked by Fred W.
and Hal S. Plonk owners to permit
the building of a possible 40-unit
j apartment complex.
I Hal Plonk, who presented the
re-zoning petition to the city com-
mifiiicn Tue.-day night, said op-,?
tions of 90 days and 120 days!
; have been given C. B. Ca.sh andjg
Fields Young. Shelby developers,' >
and that they expect to proceed |
immedfately wrth tho building of;
th> iWtfai %*urtft
will include three bedroom units,
renting at $140 per month, and
two-bedroom units renting at $125
per month. The complex will also
have a swimming pool and put
ting green and will be well-land
scaped, Mr. Plonk told the board.
The site plan calls for 24 parking
spaces for the 2() unit complex.
COMPLETE TRAINING—These women hove just completed Practical Nursing Training ot Cleveland
County Technical Institute and will graduate in Commencement Exercises May 22nd. In April,
the women will take the State Licensure Examination in Roleigh. Upon sotisfactory completion
of this examination, they will be licensed practicol nurses. Front row (left to right): Jean Morri
son. Lawndale; Mrs. Lovella Sanford. Shelby; Mrs Virginia Hutchinson. Dallos; Mrs. Mary Hoey«
Shelby; and Helen Meeks. Shelby. Second row (left to right); Mrs. Mildred Greene. Gastonia; Mrs.
Bertha Merritt. Shelby; Mrs. Nancy Burrell. Shelby; Frances Ledbetter. Shelby; Mrs. Pauline Ware.
Kings Mountain and Mrs. Shirley Tuttle. Grover^
, The request was referred to'
Plonk Estate lot, Wes? Moun-' i W. Trent Ragland, J.., president j roeommenda-1
jtain, oceupied by Dixon Chevr^ | of Superior Stone C^l^ny, an^,
; Mr. Woody has bceu employed let Company truck and wreck j nounced today tha> under the. . Formally idontp'l a rp*5nhi
in the field of environmental lot. !for ehildren ‘
health for the past 26 years.: 9) Bonnie Mills office and store of Superior Stone employees, War-1 grant (already r(‘served
Twenty-one years of this was as: bu..ding and Bonnie Mrlls resi- , ren R. Herndon, Jr. of Winnsboro.; p^^rjing formal aonlieation) fori
Chief Petty Officer in the U. S. ‘ den.e, Cheiokee sheet. j S. C had been awarded a Martin Davic^^^^^^^
Navy, attached to the medical i 10). Mrs. Mary K. Lipford and Marietta Corporation FMi^ation |
corps, and was involved in action' Miss Margaret Kent-lrkk proper- | Scholarship valued at $6,000 for McGinnis street,
during both World II and the! toccupied by GrLg Garage, j four years' study. i Reappointed J E. Herndon '
Calby -s Beauty Shop, and MyCTS Herndon’s father Ls the Superin- jj.^ a three-year term on thej
P.iniing Company. tendent of Superior Stone Com- city planning board. '
I nt Fiist Baptist church bu Id-| pany’s Quarry at Rion, S. C. Prior j 3^ Approved petition for curb-I
; to that assignment, the family 1 grid-gulter on Bennett drive, from ,
i lived in Kings Mountain. He has j chestnut to Branch street. |
been with Superior Stone Com-j 4) Approved petition for paving
I pany for 15 years. and curb-and-gutter of Pineview
President Ragland said thej street, from Crescent Hill road to
May Be Opponent
Of Ollie Haxfis
A.sidc from his experiences in
environmental health, he is ac
tive in the North Carolina Civil
Air Patrol as a mission pilot. He
holds his commercial licen.se as a
Mr. Woody will reside at .508
West King stre^et, Kings Mountain.
& Local Students
David Hugh Smith and How-
aiTl W’ayne Swofford, bofh of
Kings Mountain, are among 100
caiviidates for the University of
North OsroMna’s 1970 distin-
^ guished scholarship awanJs.
* The Ic^al stifdents will parf-
^ipate in a weekend of interviews
and student activities on the
c.’mpus at Chapel H-ll this week
The finalists have been select-
ed by a faculty sub-committee of
the Faculty Committee on Schol
arship Awards and Financial
!ng, S. Piedmont i former Her
Mr. Laney emphasized:
1) The project will be “stag-
pd”, done piecemeal.
2) Some o-f the properties are
for pi.'blic use. olhei's to.be
made available for conime.cial
3) Resident al property sched
uled for acquisition will be the
last to be acquireJ.
4) The commission envisions
an apartment com-plex for the
elderly to property to be
acquired from West Gold to
5) P.operty a'cquiicd fer com-
meuial or rcsdential redevelcp-
mcnl will be e’eared then offered
for sale at auction with the stip
ulation tinat the suecess' ul bid
der retievelope in accordance
with the master plan.
O'her propel ties sctiedifled for
1) D. W. and H. R. Royster,
come"’ of Battleground and
(Coutintted on Page Sir-)
Foundation provides ton scholar
ships annually for children
(Coutirnred on Page Si£)
end of Pineview.
5) Adopted re.solution declaring
(Coutimted on Page Swv
celebration of The American Le-
gicn> 51st Birthday with special
festivities during March, Post
Commander Carl F. Wilson an-
HBre in Kings Mountain, the
Legion’s 51st anniversary will bo
observed with a dance at the
American Legion Building, Satur
day, March 28, 1970 from 9-12,
Commander Wilson said.
The gigantic birthday celebra
tion—of which Past No. 155’s fes-
rtivities will be a part—will in
clude participation by the more
than 16,000 American Legion
Posts throughout the nation and
The American Legion was
founded March 15-17, 1919, during
Birthday SI For American Legion;
Post 155 Completing Member Drive
Legionnaires of Otis D. Greene a caucus In Paris, France, attend-
•Post No. 155 in Kings Mountain,! ed by representatives of the vari-
-N. C. will join in a globe-spanning' ous outfits of the American Ehc-
peditionary Force of World War
I. The organization has since
opened its ranks to veterans of
World War II, the Korean War.
and the Vietnam War.
As part of its preparation for
the gala birthday observance.
Post No. 155 is putting the finish
ing touches on its 1970 member
ship drive, Commander Wilson
explained. Nationally, The Am<»r-
Ican Legion has recorded five
consecutive years of membership
gain, he pointed out. and his
membership workers are striving;
to give further emphasis to the
Legion’s 1970 theme — “U.S.A.—
Unity and Service For America”
—through an increase in the num-!
ber of Legionnaires taking part'
in the programs of Post No. 155.
SPEAKER—Dorothy L. William-
son« Southern Bell Telephone
Company supervisor in Gas-
tonic, will be guest speaker at
Thursday's Kiwanis club meet
Mrs. Dorothy L. Williamson,
school repres4*ntative of Soulhern
Bell Telephone Company in Ga.s-
tonia since 1966, will he guest
speaker at Thursday nighCs Ki
wanis club meeting at 6:45 p.in.
at the Woman's club.
Mrs. Williamson will speak on
the .subject, “.Southern Bell and
Your Schools” on program ar
ranged by Louis Sabetfi.
Wife of Baron P. Williamson
of York, S. C., Mrs. Willinm.son
joined Southern B(»ll as a service
representative in Cleveland. Ohio,
in 1940. She held similar positions
in Washington, D. C.. York, S, C.
and Charlotte before coming to
Gastonia as school representative
in August 1966. ,
Mrs. Williamson enlist<*rt in the
USAAF-WAC at Cleveland. Ohio
in January 1944 and served over
seas until May 1915. She was
commissioned as a first lieutenant
in July 1945 and assigned to
Washington. B. C. where she
(Coutmued on Page SijtfJ
, James H. Atkins, Gastonia at-
I term y and fo.incr pi.olicher of
' the Gastonia Gazct c made of-
‘ f.v..il S-ali.rd)3y what had been
i rumored for som^- thni’, i..at he
i w’.ould be a candidate for Senate
4oat Numhe, 2 In the Cievcland-
: Gaston Distiict.
Atkins, RrpubI can, will oppose
Dtmoiial Ollie Ilairis of Kings
Mountain for a scjt formerly
held hj- D( moci'-at Ja;k White
of Kings Mountain.
His announcement was the
lone p(?Iii;i.al activity of tlie
Atkins has ix'cm a^t ve in sta:e
and community affairs lor nvmy
years, in the fielil of mental
; health hr served as president of
the Gaston Count... Mental Health
Association foi two years, as
chairman of the Gaston Co unty
Mental Ile.iLh Advisor) Boaid
for on(' year,' aiid is h('ginning
[his .s(‘:ond yeai as a member of
the North Carolina Boaid of D •
rectors of the M.ntal Health
Long active in tlie field of
highe: education, he se.ves as a
memher of ilie Hoaul of Tius-
tecs ol Gnslon college and the
l-i’oaid of Advisors of B Imont
Ai)hty eollo e. He has been on
' the hoard of the former in vari
ous eupac iiies since the beg li
ning 0} lh(' college.
In otiicr aiTas Atkins has srrv-
e; on ilic bon.(Is of such oig.an-
On Big Dam
By MARTIN HARMON
> Work began on building the
’v4-foot high dam on Buffalo
Ped:n Construction Company,
f Greenville, S. C. moved equip-
nent and men to tihe site and
iher workmen were bolting to-
rether large segments of pipe
Cir the i.'itake system.
The conorete-dirt dam will ap-
rox ir.Mt;. 670 feet at the base
ind will be one thousand feet
v<je, with 200 foot spillway.
Vhen complete^ it will impound
uffieJent water to provide Kings
lountain a daily source of up to
0 million gallons of potable
Progress continues toward
ompletion of the treatment
lant and purr’)hg facihties, and
he miLion-gallon treated wa-tcr
-o.age tank is complete except
Work is well underway on an
ntake basin to provide raw
/ater for the tieatment plant
'rior to completion of the dam.
The treatment pl^nt being
ompleted will provide up to
our m llion gallons of water
'aily, with the use of two large
•umps each capable of pumping
?00 >9al'lons per minute into the
ity distribution system.
Basic water treatment em-
loys alum and cr.i stic so,'lia. a
rKW-gallon plastic globe will be
illed w th liquid alum, which in
um will be combined with caus-
ic soda, contained in a 10,000
'allon plastic globe. The mixture
vill flow into three large chlor-
lators for imputation mo jhe
'?w water. An a'.ijacent room
vill house a fluoridator.
W. K. Dickson & Company, the
ity’s consulting engineers, have
•aid the treatment plant will be
3ut into service in May.
CANDIDATE—Jomes H. Atkins,
termer Gastonia newspaper
publisher, has announced he
will be a candidate for Seat
No. 2 in the Cleveland-Gaston
Judge Sam J. Ervin III Mon
day afternoon signed .judgment
in the city’s condemnation action
agains.t Buford D. Cline to ob
tain a 93.3 acre tract needed for
the Buf.alo Ci'eek dam site,
i The signed* judgment maJe
! formal the oral luling of Judge
Ervin the previous week when
he denied defendant’s conten-
I tions that the city erred in
^ , brin.ging the litigation under
izations as the Salvation Aimy,! slate si'atutes rather than the
the Gaston County L’hrary, the 1 ^ ty charter and that the city
Ga.stonia Chamber of Cemmeree, ' ne:ded properly to the 744-foot
t ie GJsIonl ( Jr. Cli’amber of c jntour in its intention to pixi-
C nunoKc and The First United vide an adetjuale water supply
(C<.nthfH€d Page F.ivi \ (Continued on Page Fixf
Johnny Bay Cash
Killed By Train
Johnny Ray Cash. 12, sixth
grader 'at West school, was kill
ed Satui'day at 5:59 p.m. by a
Southern Railway freight train
’s he attempted to ride his bicy-
le PC'OSS the Mountain street
Funeral rites were held Mon
day aL'ternoon lat 3 p.m. from
rabernacle of Love with Rev.
Gene Grigg and Rev. R. W. WJ-
X)n officiating. Inte. ment was
in Mountain Rest cemetery.
Cleveland County Coroner J.
Ollie Harris, who investigated,
said the youth and a friend were
enroute home after seeing a
movie. The coroner sa d (5ash
apparently did not see the south-
1 bound train.
Joe Pollaid of Greenville, S. C.
was the engineer.
Cash was a newspaper carrier
for the <iiastonia Gazette.
Surviving are his parents. Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Cash of Wilson
street; his biothers, Randy and
Paul Cash of tthe home; his sis
ters, Wanda Jean and Paula
Cash of the home; and h s
grandparents, Kelly (Goforth and
Claude and Edith Cash Morri
Shot Accidentally Ralph Earl Weaver Died Sunday,
Had Bequeathed His Body To Emory
Marcellus IIunt(‘r. patrclimn
on the c ty police force, suslaine’
nc^k wounds Wednesday at 1:30 t> 1 » r- 1 x.r w
a bulU ) f:om a .32 fleaver, 63 b.;
revolver lo.-lged in hi., neck, po. body to Emory Un).
ver.sity Sch(X)l of Medicine. For
this reason funeral riles were
PAYS FILING FKE—Myen Hambrlght of the Bethwore-Kings
Mountoin area it shown as he paid his filing fee Friday. Mr.
Hambrlght is a candidate for county commissioner* subject to
the Democratic primary on May 2. Other Democratic condidates
are Incumbent B. E. (Pop) Simmons of Shelby and Yates Smith
of Grover. Republicon candidote is Bob Maner of Kings Moun
toin. Terms of two county commissioners ore expiring. Piling
deadline is Friday* March 20th.
■lice Chief Tom M 'Devltt I'rportrd.
Mr.s. Hunter, who called pr'llce.
said she h^d her hiv'ihand’s pistol
in her hand, ami not kno\vU*dge-
able of firearms, fired it.
“DM that hit jou?" sli<* asked
her husband, McDrvIt (pintcd
Wiem after fhe accident. M s.
Hunter accompanied her hush ird
to Klr» 6 Mountain hospital
where he remains a patient for
Chief McDevitt said invosligi-
j tion of the incident is continuing.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Krance.s Falls W(‘aver; three .sons,
James W. Weaver of Wheelers-
burg. Ohio; Ivan Earl Weaver of
not held and the body was ship- Zardala. Ohio and Kelly Edward
ped by Harris Funeral Homo to. Weaver of Portsmouth. Va.; two
the Atlanta school. j brotIi<?rs, Lloyd Weaver of Lowell
and Forrest Weaver of Kings
Mountain; a sister, Mr.s. Daisy
Mr. W(*aver. r(‘lired bo()kke(»p(?r
and disabled veteran of World
War II, died Sunday night at 11
p.m. at his homo after declining
health for some time.
Ho \va.s a son of th(* lat<‘ Mr.
and Mrs. John Weaver of Kings
Co.stner of Jacksonville, Fla.; and
Memorial services were (‘on-
ducted Wednesday morning at
Harris Funeral Home chapel by
Rev. D. B. Alderman, pastor of Vin Wright will be the contract-
Central Methodist church. , or.
Season Is On
The Spring bu Iding season is
on in Kings Mountain.
Building permits issued this
week at City Hall totaled
Ro>. David Owen, 109 Flanton
street, was issued a permit to
idd iIao rooms and remc ’ci his
^es donee at estimated cost of
Clyde Whetstino obtained a
’^ei'mlt to add a room to his resi-
ience on Groves street. Estimat-
'?d cost of the addition is $5,900.
J. Wilson Crawford obtainol
permits to build three one-story
six room brek veneer re.«;dences
at 805, 807 and 800 Princeton
street at e.stimated cost of $12,500
Luke W. Hoyle w'ls issued a i
buMd'ing permit to build two six-
room brick veneer residences at
801 and 803 Prin(»!on streets at
estimated cost of $12,500 each.
F. M. Flyer, of 4()8 Downing
street, was issued a permit to
build a five room re5?idence at
estimat(M co.st of $25,(XX). Mol-