Greater Kings Mountain 21,914
City Limits (1966 Census) 8.256
City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9,300
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Kings Mountain's Relioble Newspopoi
yOL. 82 No. 13
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, March 26,1970
PRICE TEN CENTS
ore Candidates File;
Election Officials Announced
HOW BAKER STREET PUBLIC HOUSING WILL LOOK — I^n room, dining room*kitchen are downstoirs and the bedrooms
.xircbitects drawing of the i^ine buildings being constructed on
[Baker Street The nine buildings will contain 21 living units as
follows: three one bedr<^ .m apartments, 10 two bedroom oport-
Iments, six three bedroom apartments, and two four bedroom
apartments. The two story buildings are garden type—-living
and both are upstairs. Each apartment will be furnished with:
a gas furnace, gas stove, gas hot water heater ond electric re
frigerator. Construction is now underway by the Kings Moun*
tain Public Housing Authority.
ublic Hearing On April 14
On CBD Re-development Plan
« , . r,!! \ City Annexes
nearing 1 hursday Jeven acks
Books To Open
On April 4th
Eleclion machinery for lh(‘ May
2 Democratic Primary was sel uj)
thi« \ve(‘k with the appoinlmenl
of jud^ies and registrars by the
(.’levoland County Board of Elec
Registration books will open
.April 4th in each of the county’s
The books will be open April 4.
April 11. and April ISfh from 9
a.m. until 6:30 p.m. April 25lh
will be Challenge Day from 9
a.m. until 3 p.m.
In the Kings Mountain area,
precinct officials will include;
East Kings Mountain: Mrs.
Nelle C. Cranford, registrar; Cla-
von Kelly and Mrs. Harold Gla.«s.
I judges. I
I West Kings Mountain; Mrs. J
I H. .Arthur, registrar; Mrs. Paul
Patterson and D. G. Littlejohn,
Bothware: Mrs. Alice E. Connor,
registrar; Mrs. Carolyn Hicks and
Mrs. Aileene Herndon, judges.
Grover: Mrs. J. B. Eili.s, regis
trar; Mrs. James C. Scruggs and
Mrs. Lola Beam, judges.
ROBERT Z. (BOB) FALLS (D)
House of Representatives
COMMENDED — First Lt. James
S. Dye of Kings Moimtain has
received the Army Commenda
tion Medal (First Oak Leaf
Cluster) while serving with the
Infantry In Thailand.
& tOn Clme
Only Award Issue
; Buford Cline did not appeal the
Superior Court ruling against him
! by Judge Sam J. Ervin III on the
I points-of-law litigation.
I His appeal on the Ihrce-mem-
ber commission award of $31,500
for the 93.3 acres the city con-
, demned for the Buffalo Creek dam
I site is scheduled to begin in
: Cleveland Superior Court, also
before Judge Ervin. Thursday,
Clerk of Court Paul Wilson said
4' PQBlIc’'hetfrlhg on the proposed
plan to revitalize the central
business district will be held on
April 14th at 8 p.m. at City Hall.
The city board of commission
ers Tuesday night called for the
hearing which follows a previous
hearing held recently by the Re
Funeral rites for Mrs. Florinc;
McDaniel Hill, 57. North school
dietician, were held Monday'
Mountain Baptist church of which
she wa.s a member.
Rev^ James M. WiLier officiated;
at the final rites, and interment:
was in Mountain Rest cc^metery.
.Mrs. Hill died Saturday morn
ing at 7 a.m. in the Charlotte
Memorial hospital after suffering
a cerebral hemorrhage Friday
night. She became ill Friday
night after attending a perform-
ROBERT JONES (D)
House of Representatives
In another major matter of busi*
ness, the board annexed seven
more acres into the city
Two property owners — J. Fn’d
Withers, owner of a portion of the
former Charlo.< A. Goforth, Jr.
property on Phifer road, and, , ., , _ .v , . t»-,i
JaX-s K. Amos, who livos on!""'' widow of Dr. Abol L. ifill.,
Edgomont Drivo Exton.sion, hod Mountain modual doctor;
petitioned the city tor annexa
tion of their properties, which
limits ! Roger Williams in Char
lotte Coliseum, along with her
son and daughter.
She was daughter of G:^itiier
Hoyle and Ada Brown McDaniel
First Lt. J'amos S. Dye, son of
sevT a Dye of Kings Mountain,
areerman in the U. S. Army
Last Friday was the deadline
for Mr. Cline to appeal the points-
of-law ruling, in wliich Judge
Ervin ruled the city needed prop
erty to the 744-foot contour and
nfantr)', has been awarded the j p,.y^ceded correctly in filing its
Vijny Commendation M e d a 11 (^.Qndemnation action unctor state
I rather than under city
First Oak, Leaf Cluster)
orvice in VhaLand.
Dye is now assigned to Fort
kson. S. C. He jo:n>d the
liny 10 >'eaiS'ago.
rhe citation of merit, by di-
lion of the Secretary of the
\ my, reads:
Several other condemnation ac
tions have been filed with hear
ings pending before Clerk of Court
Mr. Cline is involved in one of
B. Thombs has been named
project manager of the Consler
Street Urban Renewal Area.
The Kings Mountain Redevelop
were formally approved after pub
The board designated the month
of .April a.s Textile Futures Month
in Kings Mountain and Mayor
John H. Moss appointed Comm.
Jim Dickey to chair a commitU'e.
including Comm. Ray Cline and
Comm. W. S. Biddix, to work with
industry leaders in promoting tex
tile opportunities in the city.
who died in 1947.
Surviving are two .sons, Karl
Abel Hill of Gastonia and Nor-
on IvcCompte Hill, student at N.
C. State University in Raleigh; ind
two daughter.-^. Mi.ss B(*( ky Hill,
of the home, and Mrs. Leo Bryan
of Atlanta. Ga.; three brothers.
F. A. McDaniel. Sr. of Kings
•Mountain, Dean McDaniel of
Kings Mountain and Robert Mc
Daniel of Oxenhill, Md.; three sis
ters, Mrs. E. E. Marlowe and Mrs.
Jac'k Arnettc, both of Kings Moun-
Neisco. Inc., commented, after the
action, that 65 percent of the
city’s work force is employed by
industry and that annual wag(»s
in the various industries in town
Dickey, supei'intondont of ,ain, and Mrs. C. L. Hope of Gas
tonia; and three grandchildren.
, West Kings Mountain Demo-
amount to SIO million. He said,,.,.3,5 will elect a new chairman,
ho would propose that the various Apiil 4th at 10 a.m. at a precinct I
industries display the products at City Hall
made hero during the month and' MajoT- business of the meeting I
For exceptionally meritorious | as a partner with W. K.' permission was grantee! for mdus- will be the election of a chair
service whMe serving as Execu- Mauney, Jr., in Double B Ranch. appointment of Lynwood B. ^ rnan to succeed J. Oll e Harris,
:ve Officer, Headquarters and ^ Other acjion.s have fieen filed Thombs as Project Manager Facilities Building \\ ho is running for Scat No. 2 in
the Cansler Street Urban Renewal late April. : the North Carolina Senate. He
Area. As manager he will coordi- board voted to rezone a lot will face Democrat Grady Tlioni
nate relocation, rehabilitation,
against Ambrose Cline, John D.
Ileadquarlers Department, Spo- i
cial Troops, Korat Detachment i Cline and Coleman Goforth.
during the per'od 11 March 1969 ;
10 4 July 969; and as Self Serv
ice Supply Officer during the
period 15 July 1969 to 20 Febnu-
‘During the.so periods, First
Lt. Dye’s outstanding perform
ance, personal integri'ty, and loy
al suppo.t lo
OK's CBD Plan
on S. Gaston strct't owned by as of Shclbv* in the Mav 2 Dem-
property management and site im-; Davis for neighborhood ociatic Primary. Winner of the
provements in the area.
Mr. Thombs is a Kings Moun
tain native, son of Rev. and Mrs.
Leo L. Thombs of 316 West Ridge
The city planning board last! street. A graduate of Compact
his” commanders vveek certified the city’s plan for; high school, he will receive a
business to R-6. Mis.s Davis ex- Primary will face Republican
pcets lo build a re.sidorrce on the Jim Atkins of Gastonia in Nov-
f Coutinned on Page Suo ember.
MRS. HARRIETT R. EVANS (D)
K(*surreclion Lutheran church
congregation will hold a East('r
Sunrise service at 6 a.ni. Sunday!
morning al tlie church. The Chan- i
eel Choir will sing “Christu.s Re-
surrexit.” .A congregational break
fast will bo starved after the ser- j
^ Are Home Free
Last F'riday’s county 'ind town
ship o.iiwC filing deadl ne pro
duced (igiil more cand.d.jtes ;;nd
assure! ie:urn to Raieigh cf ivvi*
in., .r.heni mcir.hers cf Lie X.
C. House oi Kcpi .scntalives and
re-clc^iion ct the incumhent
tr<asnre., r.;)nc cl v\ horn had
either Domc^.iatic or Ri, ablicai.
A^ cxpc.-ied, th.e conU'sl foi
the two s.at.s on tlie c:»uni.'
ocard ot ( ommissioneiattract
ed the most attention, as fa,” as
iho number of candidates are i
^ Eight ca.ndidates .‘j e v e n
Demccrais and one Republican
I aie seeking th.- two seats on the i
Tiiose who have filed include
Incumbents R. E. (Po. ) Simmons
an 1 C. A. Greene, both Demo- ;
crais. Yates Smith, Jr of Giover,
Myers Hambright of K.ngs
I fCf ntiuucd on Page Si.) )
Sparks To Preach
Rev. Ca;l V. Sparks, pastor of
First Wesleyan Methodist ( hurch.
.\il! deliver the sermon .Sunday
morning at the compiunity-wide
Easter Sunrise service at M :n-
ora! Park ot Mountain Rest,
The traditional rite will begin:
at 6 am. In event of rain the !
scr\;.e will be cancelled. j
It is .‘sponsored by tlic Greater ,
King.< .Mountain .Aiinisterlal As- |
Prior to the .service the Kings j
•Mountain high .s.hool JhassI
Chcir will present a prelude ol ’
Easter music. Musi- fn.- tlu
serv o is under the diiec'inn of
Band Director Dnn:ild Deal. Mrs.
Toe M ,.'luri.' and .Mrs. Hen T.
Var (MIS minisUns of tlie com- |
mumiy will participate on tlie i
(hitzens altendin.g the Sun- ;
day morning Kast(*r Sunri.sc* .ser- ,
vic(* ar(‘ asked lo us(‘ the Suber
flate on E. Gold street. All j
gates will be open to walking i
traftic but only tin* fluid street ‘
entranc(» will b(‘ open for \e- '
hicU'S lo enter, according lo
announc(*mcnt by (’emclc'ry
Sui)t. K(‘n Jenkins. Boy Scouts
, will distribute pmgrains and
; city jtolice will direct traffic.
Dr. Paul AusJe.v. pastor ol
First Presbytciian cluueh, wiF
give tli(‘ invoc itiiui an I Dr.
.Fiiailes Edwards, pastor <F
Memorial ARP clnarji.
will read tlu* scripture and pray
Mie morning pra.Ncr. Tlu* Kings
Mounta n high s; lioo] Chorus
will sing f!)o anthems, “Wiien
Pin World Became To Wake'
Old “Eaily In the Morning." The
congn'gation will Join in the
'dinging of ‘Chnst the Lord Is
PHIL RUCKER (D)
For County Commission
BOBBY STONE (D)
For Boord ol Education
FRED M. SIMMONS (D)
For Board of Education
Begin For Pupils
Spring vacat ons - from-books
for Kin.^s Mountain district stu
dents begin on Friday.
The students report back to
school on Monday, April 6th a
10 day respite.
Zoning Board Declines Request
01 Chairman To Build Apartments
Dixon Built First Golf Course
to^significant contr butions. i f^^^ntral business district redevel-1 B. A. degreojn Business In 1931; Now Back In Business
While serving in his capacity as
Executive Officer, LI. Dye was
responsible for the initiallon ctf
a now, improved maintenance
program Which resulted in im
proved weapons and chemical
equipment maintenance. When
caljed upon to assume the duties
as Self Service Supphi Officer,
h:* Ix’came responsible for the
effective operation of the Self
Service Siipcly Center and the
opment and approved it. j tration from Saint Augustino’.s
The parking committee, headed Raleigh, N. C. in May.
by Bill Brown, met Friday and I school he was a member of the
Chairman Brown reported Council, Bu.sincss chib,
committee feels it has a feasible,
By MARTIN HARMON grass on concrete pads.
Kelly Dixon, city codes a.l- Construction ol* the course is
^ , . , « . ministralor, is back in business expected to rts-iuire about five
Phi feta Lambda Bu.sinos,s Fra- ^ hasn’t known since- works,
workable and economical plan to; r^wnt club of Phi Beta, ^93^ built the nine-hola Plans for tin* Deal street in
on stallation were drawn by Fiank
Mr. Dixon could not rcca'I tin'
owner of the 1931 covrse. but
did I’ocall th.it John Wray was
m-"’ T'V' t M.v •
acquire free auto parking areas! ^*'^ternity and the Veteran club, miniature golf cou.se located
He sensed as tutor of business Mountain street on tlu
subjects in the colleges tutorial then-vacant portion of the park-
program. iqi owned by Kings Me. nta.n
A U. S. Navy veteran his two Savings & Loan association,
year tour of duty included as-
in the uptown district.
Federal funds are not usable to
provide parking areas.
Chairman Brown said the com
mittee anticipates creation of a'y^^r tour of duty inciuded as^ Foimcr-Ma or Dixon w::i sii-
Clothing Sales Store lor-^te’ at non-profit corporation to &f^uire; Naval Air Station building of an IS- a small building adjaceni (o tfie
Camp Friendsh p. Lt. D.VG as- property and develop the prop- Island San Diego Calif carpet putt-putt golf couive sdo.N.nlk whene golfers paid the
sumed this as.signment willingly ' erty for parking. ’ aboard the U.SS Hancock at the Dcval street recreation cen- t.n-cent fe<\ picked up their
(CVA-19) off the roast of Viet-!^‘ ' inamediately west of the score cards, and bought soft
nani swimming pool. drinks and snacks. Mr. Dixon
Estimated e.vj-'enditure voted by said, “Mr. Wray sold a worl.1 of
He is past president of the the city commis.sion Tuesday parch(xi peanuts."
Youth Council and a previous del- night is S4783. Ma or John Henry Moss said
egate to the National Christian Carpet golf is a bit fancier, the caipet course ties in with the
: Education and Youth Council Con-1 than th.' sand “greens" Mr, D x-| city’s aim to provide recreation
, vention of the Bynum Chapel amp; on built 39 years ago. Carpet 1 facilit es from very youn^^ to
1 Zion church. golf greens are green, artificial ' senior citizens.
Dr. J. Frank Davis, n'tiic.l Lu j
theran minister of Arden, N. C\. is j
speaker far Holy W('ek seiviet's
and P'asl(*r .-^c'rvices. Dr. I)a\ ir [
will b(^ .sp(»ak('r for .Maundy t
Thursday communion .services at '
7:30 p.m., at the Sunday morn
ing .sunrise service and at the|
11 a.m. seivic(‘ which will f(*alurei
the Sacrament ol the Li»rd’s Sup-j
Thi* Chancel Clv.iir will sing ^
■■.Mhduia. Christ Has Triumi)he(r*;
at tile 11 a.m. .service. The Youth
Choir will sing W(*sley's “C'hrisl ;
The Lord Ha.-i Risen Today" al 1
the* 11 a.m. s(*rvice. I
Thi* int(*rested community is in-j
vited to join tin* local chinvh '
grouj) in tln‘ six*rial .services.
and spent many aiduous hours
of hi.s own time to insure that
he became knowVdgeable in all
jjjLspwts of his d. ties. During the
■ nure of thi.s assignment, Lt.
*ye was instrumental in the
lurn-in of approximalelv $125.'K)0
worth of clothing and supplies
(Continued on Page Sie)
An Easter piogram in three
parts will bo presented Sunday
night at 6:30 p.m. at the
Church of God on East Pa-iker
street. Rev. T. O. Dennis, pas
tor, invited the community to
Dr. Paul Ausley will use the
.sc'rmon topic. "H(' Has Risen"
at Sunday morning worshij)
services at First Presbyterian
chur.:h at 11 o’clock. Special
music will be pre.sent(*d by the
Junior and Senior clioiis.
The eity zoning board Monday]
night dccliiK'd request of its
chairman, P'red W. Plonk and Hal
S. Plonk, owners, of a 6.3 acre tract
al the (*nd of Oakland street to
[K'rmit building of an apartment
Memb(*rs of the board were in
vited to make a motion to rc'zone
lh(* properly. Wlu'n no motion was
made, members were invited to
mak(* a motion not to rozone the
liroiH'rty. No motion was made.
Chairman Plonk .said members
[iresent reported “considerable op
position" had been e>|piessed by
neighboring property owners who
complained they had purchased
proix'i’ty in Crescent Hill with the
impn'ssion it is limited to single
Fit'lds Young and C. B. Cash.
Slielby developers, had sought op
tions. provided re-zoning could be
obtained, for 90 and 120 days and
planned to build a 2t>unit complex
initially of twob('dr(M)m and
ROTARY SPEAKER — Senator
Marshall A. Rauch of Gastonia
will be guest speaker at Thurs
day's meeting of the Kings
Mountain Rotary club ot 12:15
at the Country club. Senator
Rauch seeks his third term in
the North Caroline Senate.