Greater Kings Mountoin 2i«914
City Limits (1966 Census) 8,256
City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9,300
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•IMtiri Ualled StatM Bureau of Ibo Coiuuo report o
remuary im, and tacludee the U.HO populottoa •
Number 4 Tewaihlp* and the reaunalag 8«1S4 irOB
Number $ Towathlp, lo deTotaad Couaty oad CiowOor
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Xingff Mountoin's Relioble Newspopei
VOL 82 No. 18
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, April 30, 1970
PRICE TEN CENTS
Democrats Choose Nominees At Saturday Primary
May 7‘9 Clean-up Weekend Tiaining Craise
Committee To Meet Monday
J. V. Schvvcppo, PPG Inoustrio
Fcunclation Agent and loca
plant manaj^er for PPG Indus
trios, announced today that P
Faye Pressley daughter of M:
and Mrs. James V. Pressley o
sn S. Eattleground. Kings Moun
Win, is the winner of the Foun
^P^ition's anni. al plant comrpunit^^
Faye attends Kings Mountair
II gh School and plans to enrol
in Noiih Carolina Stale Univers
ity to pursue courses in chemis
try wlii.h will lead to a carec:
as a chemist. The exceptionally
talented student ranks first a
morg 244 seniors in her graduat
i’* fl<ass and has part cipateX i:
numornus oxira-curricular activ
The Kin^s Mountain senior i:
presid<?nt of the Science Club
se; ret'iry-treasu:cr of the Na
f'onal Honor Sneiety. and troas
U;Cr of the Future Homcmaken
of America. As a jun or Fay<
was an alternate to the Nr
tional Foundation sem
ner progr.am. Rrcently she par
tic’pated in establishing a sci
enc(‘ newspaper for hor school
and has a leading role in the
senior olass play. She is acth^o ir
com'munitv projects as a v'olun
teer worker in Red Cross and
Ifeart Fund programs.
Faye was chosen by a three
member scholar.«hi-p panel of
prominent university educators
from among eight finalists whf
were interviewed for the PPG
Industries Foundat on in Febru
ary, She will receive a four-year
schoharsihip valued from $2.50 to
$1,500 yearly, depending on her
jtnancial need as determined
Bte National Merit Scholarship
Honorable mention awards of
$25 U. S. Savings Bond.s have
hren presentecl to the follo.v'ng
finalists: Deborah J. Baker.
David E. Jolly, and Thomas H.
Aiken of Shelby High School;
David H. Smith, DeVere R.
(Continued <m Page S'w)
Plans for an extensive and ir.- :
iensive May 7 9 weelcencl city-
wid? ckan-up, paint ' . , fix-up i
•ampalgn w..l bo lalvl Monday ,
night at a meeting at city hall ■
>1 the c!ean-up campaign c*om- )
n tu e. I
Donald D. Jt)ncs, suporinten-
lent of sciiooU a'ul president of :
he Kiwanis c'v'i, is serving os!
hdiiman of the crirmiuce. |
Other m.mbers include City j
ilommissionrrs, Ray Cline, W. S. j
Jidd X and Tctr my Ellison,!
oresidcnls of civic clubs and |
eadms of Kings Mountain Boy j
md Girl Scout tiot^ps.
Hay Ilnlmc.s, Lions; Larry |
lamrick Rotary; Frank Hin- ,
on, Jaycees; .Mrs. E. \V. Griffin
Voman’s Ciub; Mrs. Cal Fisher’
unior Woman’s club and Lewis
lovis, optimbsts. j
Girl .Scout loaders are Mrs. Joe
'4cisler, J;., Troop 32, Mrs. John I
McGill, Troop 52, Mi.s. Wal-
er Strnupo, Troop 201; Mrs. ;
'tary Adam.son, Troop 9fi. Mrs. |
)tis Falls, Jr., Troop 157, Mrs. j
^ames Rusliing, Trix>p 216, Mrs. '
1. D. Barrett, Troop 4 Mrs. Carl
3. DeV^'ne Troop 40, Mrs. Mar-
faret Hunter, Troop 100, and
Mrs. Charles L. Baird, Troop
Scoutmasters are Otis Falls,
r.. Troop 91. Jim Yarboro. Troop
2. John Mitchell, Troo - 05, and
lobert Ledfoid, Troop 294.
Andrea Iluffstetle., daughter of j
Mi. and Mr>. Andy F. HuflstetlerJ
ol Kings .VI.>untaln, is one of six’
v^'inners of abort (1. Myers sohol-j
arships, each worth $5,ntK). has
been announced by the .Myer8*t
lexlilo.s Foundation, Inc. of Gas-1
The $30,000 in srhoIar.shiirrTurn'-|r
ey being given this year brings
the total amount to $360,000 a-
warded to son.s anti daughters of
employes of Textihvs Inc. and its
affiliated companic.'; since the
prograni began in 1053.
Mi.s.« Huffstetlor’s father is em
ployed at Rex No. L ..
Nlnety-two scholarships have
been awarded since the program
.started. Last y'oar the foundation
increased the number from five
to six scholarships and over the
3rd district seat No. 1 in lhe| years the amountof each .scholar-1
’^orth Carolina House of Repreship has increased from $3,000 to,
entative.-j in Saturday’.s Dtmiocra- S-b.iXlC'. In addition, .several nurs-1
nrimary. noted yesterday, that, ing scholarships vv »rlli $500 each !
he had kept his challenging cam- > have been awarded over the past.
minus ’ few yeans. \
Twenty-one firemen and volun
teer firemen from Kings Mountain
were presented certificates Tues
day night in a ceremony at the
local fire department bn c*ompie-
tion of a .siH'clal course at Cleve
land Technical Institute.
The 21 c'ompleted the course,
“Introduction to Fire Fighting” on
April 14 after attending classes
since January 13. The. 42-hour
course was taught by Tom Gard
ner of Charlotte in three-hour
classes each Tuesday night be
tween 7 and 10 p.m.
Mayor Jolvn H(*nry Moss and
Jack Gold, administrative assist
ant at Cleveland Tech, were on
hand for the certificate award
session Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Those who received certificates
included James E. Adams, Jacki<
D. Barrett, Gilbert W. Brazzcll,
Benjamin F. Brown, Norwood
Farr, Raymond M. Galloway,
Hazel L. Gill, Plato J. Heavnor,
Robert 11. Hope, Vernon L. McDan
iel, Thomas E. McDevitt, Thomas
C. McKee, William Roper, Jr.,
Floyd E. Thornburg, Fred Thorn
burg. Eugene T. Tignoi, Charles
D. Ware, diaries E. Ware, Jerry
u. W’hitc, Jolin L. White and
James W^ Rushing.
Galilee United Methodist Church To Be Dedicated Sunday
licih Says Plonk
TRUSTfEES — Trustees at Galilee United Metheiist Qhurch are pictured above: bottom row, left
^'rigttC^Styde Adonis,'Tennes $. Burris, John Per tins, Luther Jormerson. Top row: Billy Whiteside,
Learenoe Adams, WillU McDoweU, W, B. Smith and Andrew Brown. The Rev, James Perree!
associate program director and special minister ol the Western North Carolina Conference, wUl
speak at the church's dedication Sunday at 3 p.m. and the Rev. Marshall McCollum, pastor of Dur-
ham Chapel United Methodist Church of Shelby, will speak at the 7 o'clock service. Rev. Allen T.
Fowell is pastor of the new church and, on the part of the congregation, issued thanks for all con-
tiibutions and aid in making the new structure a reality.
Hal S. Plonk, candidate for the,
aign on a high plane,
loaling in pers^malities.
“I have been fair and honest and
kn nv tlio p(‘oplc* realize it,” Mr.
Ho L: challenging Incumbent
W. K. Mauney, Jr., also of Kings
vlf-unlain, who is seeking a third
He said that since his announce-
GRADY W. QUEEN
Grady Queen J3.
Grady W. Queen, 43, of 107 i
The Albert G. Myor.« scholar-1
ship.'-* are good for four years in |
the college nr univcrsily of the, .. ^ --
winner’s choice witli the approv-1 Stowe Acre.-? died of a heart at-1
al of the directors of the Founda-| fat’k at 6:15 p.m. Saturday. I
Andrea is a junior mansh.-iai.
J \ionday from Ilarri.s Funeral
Chapel at 4 p.m. with the Rev.
a junior marsh<^l,
member of the National Honor
.ent he li;;; i;a;r rank'mia' focio^ human relations commit-1 ^J^Je/and'^he Rev Rob-
people come to him to say theyrepresentative, captain j Mann ofhclating Burial fol-
vill work in his behalf without; basketball team,
drings attached or promises of | ^"d served as marshal at College j
favors. “I accepted their help and president of Fu-^ Ho was a member of St. Mat-
^ - *- • - ture Teacher’s Association. th(?w*s Lutheran Church, a vete-
Other winners in addition to ran of World War 11 and a mem-
Andrea arc Gary Michael Neely, ber of the police reserve. He was
of Mt. Holly High School; William: employed by WSOC-TVMn Char-
appreciate ii very much, lie said
He noted. “Any time in a earn
paign or in the General A-ssem
bly if a cliolce has to bo made be
tween the welfare of the people
and the welfare of sj>ocial inter
ests, you’ll always find me on the
side of the people.”
' This week Plonk made his fin
al swings through Rutherford,
Polk and Cleveland counties with
a pledge tliat tie is .strongly a-
fContinued on Page Six)
Boyd Moose, Jr. of South Point
High School, Belmont: William
Mack Hanna, Jr. and Karen Ruth
Oates of Hunter Huss High School,
Gastonia; and Susan' Jean
Broome of Holbrook High School,
Surviving are his wutow, Mrs.
Mary Van Dyke Queen of the
home; hi.s mother, Mrs. Marie
Queen of Kings Mountain! one
brother, Floyd Queen of Kings
Commission Resolves Elimination
Cabman Hamrick Threatens Town’Of Unguarded Crossings by 1973
Take-over": Fund Drive Planned "
By MARTIN HARMON
Wilbuin Hamrick, owner of
Liberty Cabs told the city com
mission Tuesday night, he would
The city commission adopted a
I resolution Tuesday night where-
n'oht's a^'enda i attempt to obtain a'cle-
Previously the commission had ' '' '’a* ‘he
authorized a fund-raising cam
[re.solution terms seven unguard-
» « 4W « A/.v. V4 u & Ml IVi Cl 1011 IR cam I J •• . • . .
naign to equip the neighborhood'^ "'■'hin three
set up his cab operation “across because b ds on the building ex-
the county line and lake over the
Ml. Hamrick r(jse to h s feet
after Mayor John Henry Moss
had acknowledged the present of
several’cabmen and asked Com
missioner Jim Dickey, chairman
of the taxi c<)mmitt(‘e. when his
committee, among other items
its duty to recorrmend iwari of
facilities building, necessitated i y^^^*
. . I The resolution declares the
ceeded initial estimates. Mayor! city w 11 work with t*he Slate
Moss salt! cost quotations on 1 Highway Commission and South-
seats^ for lh(‘ multi-purpose are- | Railway to obtain guarded
na, basketball backboanls, kit- j
Chen equipment and some addi- !
tional effuipmont for the day i
care center are hein^ obtained. ;
In other aetions the commis- '
!► A'pprov«»d resolution of co-f
four additional franchises, w'ould operation with the Kings Moun-
report “next meeting”, Mr. Ham- i tain Redevelopment commission ■
li.k angrily thatged an answer jon the central buisnoss district’
Mayor John Henry Moss said
his definition of “guarded cross
ings” is both bell signals with
flashing lights and gates.
“The problem shoukl be con
fronted an! dealtli with,” the
Commissioner Ray Cline point
ed to the many fatal accidents at
the rail crossings and Commis-
had been promised before and project.
dc'Hared, “I’m tired of being: 2i Aclhorized advertising for: sioner Maude VValker concurred,
pushed around!” b'ds for transformers. ’ Comm ssioner Jim Dickey said
^Mr. Dickey rtpliol, “I haven’t 3t Approved curb-an.l-guttor the slowne.ss in operation of the
^Id yoi; anything.' petition from citizens on Falls bell signals at the. Mountain ' grade crossings within the city
The taxi item was the last and street, from Wilson to Monte street cros.sing pose a present lUmlls of Kings Mountain within
an unscheduled item on Tuesday Vista Drive. hazard. “I nearly got it but good ' three years of this date.
the other afternoon,” he added.
Text of the resolution follows:
WHEREAS, the existence of
unguarJed railway crossings
within the city lim'ts of Kings
Mountain presents an undue
safety hazard to our citizens;
WHEIREAS, the city has striv
ed to resolve this c*omplex prob-
lem through the combinotl ef
forts of the Railway Safely
Committee and the State High
way Coordination Committee;
WHBRFTAS^ the Kings Moun
tain planning Board and the
King.s Mcmntain Redevelopment
Commission are actively engag
ed in a solution to tlie problem,
iB'E IT RESOLVED by the
Board of Commissioners of the
City of Kintis Mounta n that we
hei-eby proctalm the intention to
eliminate all unguaide.l railway
Election Par tisaii
!n !S6S Acts
By MARTIN HARMON
Robert Stone. Mrs. Mary
maries Republicans and Inde
pendents will not be participating
in the Saturday voting.
Ralph Gilbert, chairman of the
county board of elections, wa.'^
working under tlie a.ssumption
that Cleveland County was gov
erned by the .so-called “omnibus
board of education bill” passed by
Lou the 1969 General Assembly.
Cleveland County Democrats
w»d go to the polls Saturday to
determine nominees I t Cleve
land County offices anj to help
determ ne a number of district
offices which embrace other
Polls will be open at all pre
cincts from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Most prerlictions are for a com-
pai\ativcly light votin r, consider
ing the fact of an “off-year” e-
Icclion come November.
‘However, the pace of polit ck-
' ing on the part of candidates has
[incieased du ing the past two
1 wei'ks and intei*est in the various
|rac<s has increased correspond
I Chief interest in Cleveland
I co.*nty attends the race for clerk
I of court, for 43;-.i distret House
! of Representatives, and for the
j county commission.
j The camlidates and the nomin-
j ations tliey seek:
For Senate Seal No. 2. 29th dis.
] trict (Cleveland aivl Gaston
ji*ouniiest J. Ollic Harris and
I Graiiy Tlif)mas.
I For IIou.so Seal No. 1, 43rd
^ dislr ct (Cleveland, Kuthe/forJ
I and Poik counties) Incumbent
; U . K. Mauney, Jr., and Hal S.
! For two nominations to the
I Cleveland County commission
; H. E. .Simmons, incumbent Myers
!Hambijght. Phil Rucker,’ Yates
Smith, Roy Lee EKdmon, and W.
For sheriff Incumbent Hay
wood E. Alien and Marion Jont^s.
For coroner M. D. (Bub>
Walker K. C. Withrow and Yates
; For clerk of court — Incum-
: hent Paul Wilson and Mrs. Ruth
F'or 2V:h district Supi riov
Court judge (Gaston, Cievclan
, md Lin-.)!n couniiost Dik
! Judges John I''r:d'.ay and Ijcwis
I BuUvinklc and Heniy L. Fowler.
Foi- sol;eit(n’ — Hampton
I Childs, Jr. and Frank Rankin.
Pop Tax Reoeal
N. C. Rep. W. K. Mauney, Jr.
oday announced he will support
repeal of the s(»ft drink tax dur
ing the 1971 s('ssion of Hie Gen
“The soft di'ink t.'ix i.s a lax on
fOvKl,” Mauney as.sorted. “I con
sider this a ta.\ on the working
man’s lunch,” he declared.
GRADY F. SCISM
Barrier, and Fred M. Simmons, Representative W. K. Mauney,
I who first thought they were can- Jr., informed Board of Education
didatc-^ loi the county board of Attorney Joe Whisnant that a bill
j education as non-partisans, are introduced by him and Represen
running a.-' Democrats in Satur-; tative Robert Z. Falls and passed
day’s primary. ^ by the 1967 General Assembly ex-
Rrincipal difference is that, jempted Cleveland County from
i since there are no Republican pri-' (Coutinued on Page Six)
For 13th Time Thursday Night
3c.w!orR:.uri'Kinl;:M^u^:K Present Talent Show
tain, were conducted .Sunday at
4 p.m. at Patterson Grove Bap-|
tist Church with the l!ev. Richard!
Plyler and the Rev. HusscI! Hin | A variety of talent will he on'
ton officiating. Interinenl ftjllow-! di.splay at the thirteenth annual
ed in the church cemetery. i Kiwanis .school talent .show which
A f r-i ^ J ry ^ ''ill Do held thi.s evening begin-
h >■’: mns at 7:30 o\'l,.c-k in Central,
he was the son of the late John S<'ho..l auditoriiim.'
w. and aara Louise Green Seism.
He was a prominent farmer, past
president of the Progressive Club’
and president of the Oak Grove;
Fire Department. Mr. Seism died
suddenly Friday at 3:30 p.m. ati Five divisions of talent will
the McGill Clinic in Kings Moun- iierforni, beginning with Division
fain. ;r which will include third and,
y, , , 1 • r fourtii graders. In this divisioni
Momhor anti tlnirman of Iho^^^,;,, r,,viow band
board of d.-acons ,al I-atlors..n|^„„„,„,„„ „f Pittman,!
Grove naptist f Inm li. Im 'va.s al-. Bridsts, Traev Cook, Steph-
so a trustee and teacher of the a-! liuKhler and Jimmy Chap-'
. J man; voeal .solo bv Sonya MeA-
quested that any memorials rriay i hee; piano solo hy Vickie Metcalf;
be^sent to the church biulding t,y Cynthia Lovelace and
. , ' Penny Uiddix; organ solo by Billy
Pro'a'od.-: from lli(» show will be
applied to funds for tennis courts
[ , to bo constructed at Kings Moun
tain Higli .‘School.
Survivor.'^ irnUuk' Id
Fern Hovi.s .Seism; two sons. Jolin
Seism of B(‘nnettsvill(', S. C. and Performing in Uivisinn II, which
Jack Scl.sm of Kings Mountain: includes .seventh and eighth
three daugliler.s, Mrs. Michael graders, will be: the Psychedelic
Ware and Mrs. Gilb(*rt Patterson Pre.ssures in .song and dance,
vof Kings Mountain and Mr.s.: composc'd of Margaret Ro.ss, Ra-
Wayne Paul of Dovc'r, Del.; four , die! Bell. Pam Hickman, Linda
brothers, Merl Seism of Kings | Crocker, Delores Watson, Riithie
Mountain. Max Sci.sm of Shelby,! Kilgo. Priscello Adams and Gracy
Earl Seism of Gr(*envllle, S. C.I Logan; .song by Roger Baker ac-
(Coutiniied on Page Six) (Cuutinucil on Page Six)
WINS HONOR — Miss Nancy
Lubloneski, doubter of Mr. and
Mrs. George Lublanezki, won
the American Pharmoceutical
Association certificate for out
standing effort? in promoting
interest in the student chapter
ot the University of Mississippi.
Mauney oi)I)os(h1 the concept of
a soft drink lax a.s a member of
the House Financi* Coniniittee. He
aI.so voted against the increased
levy on gasoline.
Mauney predicted (hat if the
General AsscMnl)ly repeals the
crown tax on soft drink.s, the pub
lic will demand the bottling in
dustry roll back its increase in
Now campaigning for the Dem
ocratic nomination to serve a
third term in the N. C. Hou.se of
Representatives, Mauniy has serx-^
ed on many of the inostTiiTport-
ant c'ommitteis in the structure of
Ho is a vice chairman of the
Committee on the Institutions tor
the Blind and Deaf and the Com
mittee on Alcoholic Beverage
As a member of the Coniniittee
on Conservation and Develop
ment. he has worked with pro
grams related lo the development
and preservation of industrial and
natural resources. Hi* also sorve.s
on the M/utor and Air Re.sources
Committee which has iK'come ac
tive in the protection of the
Mauney has carried his experi
ence as a husines.sman lo the
General Assembly Commillees on
Finance, Local Gov(*rnment and
Manufacturers and Lib<jr.
Mauney is President of Mauney
Hosiery Mills. Vu’e I’resirlenl and
Director of Mauney Mills, Ine.
and maintains other Interests in
the region’s textile industry.
He has worked with numerous
church and civic programs and
serves as a Trustee for Lenoir
Rhyne College. His family has
supported Gardner-Webb College
at Boiling Springs.