Greoier Rings Mountoin 21.914
C\$Y Limits (1966 Census) 8.256
City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9.300
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apacirl United Statas Buraou ol tha Caaaua raport o
loavary IMS. and lacludaa tba 14.9M population o
Numbar 4 Towaahlp. and tamalnlnu S*lt4 tfon
Numbar $ Toamahip. In Daaaland 'Ceunty and Cfowdar'
Toomehlp In Qaaton Cowty.
Kings Mountoin's Reliable Newspapei
VOL 85. No. 34
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, August 20, 1970
PRICE TEN CENTS
City Acquires Buford Cline,Double B Resevoir Tracts
A twoday mid-pbannintgj con
ference on the Canslor street ur
ban i*ene\vai project bciwcen fed
eral, state -and city djficials, en-
gmeers, and Kings Mountiain
citizens iwas concluded Wednes
“It was a good con*fercnce,’'
Joe Laney, executive director of
Kings Mountain Redevelop
ment commission, leportcd. “We
wore able to clear numerous
technical points and lagrccd on
some changes in the initial plan
for renewal of the 147^aere pro
The basic plan calls for raz
ing of residences in the 'aix>a oc
cupied by 16S families.
It calls for leaving all church
es in tihe area as :hoy lare with
the exception cf Mt. Zicn Bap-
tifiit on 'West King street which
has purchased the property 'once
occupied by th^ oLi; Davidson
school for 'the purpose of build
ing a now church.
It calls for closing City street
from King, with entrance to a
residential area from West
Childers street is to be straigh
‘Park areas arc to be provided.
Considerable discussion was
devoted to financing of resident-
owner housing and problems of
relocatpon af families ocoup>nng
home to be repJa'ced.
Congressman James T. Broy'-
hill paid call at t'he Wednesday
• Others attendii^j on^ or -more
of t'he sessions were:
Mayer John Henry (Moss, Mrs.
Emm-a lElalock, Miss Geraldine
Jenkins, ^Irs. Margaret H.
Smith, Rev. S. T. Cooke^ Mrs,
Ilazelin^ Barnes, Mrs. Ardata
W. Sweat, M‘i*s. Marie 'Burris,
Paul Thombs, Kings Motintain
K. E. Maunoy — Division
Engineer, State Highway Com
mission, T. W. Harper, Kings
Mountain Housing Authority,
Eddie Neylan*^ — HUD — area
representative, George D. King—
HUD Civil Engineer, Homer
F. Anderson, Jr. — HUD RA —
Acquisition Section, Miss Ginger
Guyette — HUD Relocation.
Richard L. Jarrett — HUD -
FHA, Greensboro, Thomas W.
Anderson — RA — FHA Coor
dinator — HUD, Atlanta, Bill E.
Hollared — HUD — FHA-Land
Planner, Greensboro, Rick Ma
son — HUD - Planning — At
lanta, Winn Powers — HUD —
RA — Land Marketing Branch,
F. S. Key — LUMS — Atlanta,
Ledford L. Austin, W. G. Flukor,
and George H. Sporl, all of
Rust Enginetring, and Peter T.
Connet, assistant director, and
Lynw'ocd B. Thombs, project
manager, K. M. Redevelopment
OmCER OF MONTH — L. D.
Beattie is Policeman of the
Month of August. He joined tile
local department five yeors ogo
after serving as No. 5 Towdship
constable for 10 years.
L. D. Beattie
Ofiicei 01 Month
Lemuel Dixon Beattie, No. 5
Township Constable for 10 years
before he joined Che Kli^ Moun
tain pof^e force five years ago,
is featured as Policeman of the
Month for August.
The Kings Mountain Woman’s
club is sponsoring this salute to
local police and Mrs. Dorothy P.
Etheridge interviewed Mr. Beat-
Born and reared in Waco, Of
ficer Beattie is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. P. C. Beattie of Waco. He
is married to the former Betty
Hancock and they have four chil
dren; Mrs. Gerald Fletcher, of
Kings Mountain; and Steve Beat-
tie, 20, Christy, age 14, and Julie,
From 1944 to 1946 Beattie serv
ed in Che U. S. Army with the
77th Division in the South Paci
For the past two ye**'** Officer
Beattie has completed numerous
law enforcement courses at Cleve
land County Technical Institute
and at other schools in basic law
enforcement, narcotics, criminal
investigation, police firearms
training, traffic accident investi
gation and po/ice radio proce
Mr. and Mrs. Beattie and their
family reside at 107 Wells street.
They are Baptists.
Fishing and hunting are listed
as Officer Beattie’s hobbies.
W. F. Styers' Gilt To Roosevelt
On Display At Wann Springs, Ga.
An 18-in’ch tall goblet carved
by the late W. F. Styers from
dogwood trees on the battlefield
o*f Kings Mounrtain in 1933 is on
display in a g/ass case in the
museum of the Little White
House, home of the late President
Franklin D. Roosevelt, at Warm
!Mrs. Margaret Styers Tate and I
her husband, Dickie Tate, visited i
-the museum the past weekend i
after Mrs. Tate’s sister, Mrs. Carl
Lewis of Gastonia, reported that
Mr. Lewis had just “accidentally
seen Daddy’s goblet” while on a
vacation trip to Callaway Gardens
and subsequently to the Roosevelt
the goblet a gift of W. F. Styers
of Kings Mountain, North Caro
lina, handcanv'ed from wood on
the battlefield of Kings Mountain.
President Roosevelt wrote Mr.
Styers a thank you letter May 23,
1933, Mrs. Tate recalled.
Mrs. Tate said she recalled see
ing no other souvenirs from North
Carolina in the large museum.
“There was one whole line of
walking canes.”, she said.
Mrs. Tate said a guard at the
maseum told them that l#eys to
all the Presidential museums are
kept in the Archives of History in
Washington, D. C.
The Tates also visited Calla-
Mr. Styers, who died 10 years! way Gardens while vacationing
ago. didn’t know that the many j in Georgia last week,
wooden goblets he hardcarved as!
a hobby and mailed to many
presidents had been on display in
museums across the country.
■Mrs. Tate remembers well the
many thank you letters from
President Wilson, Harding, Cool-
idge, Roosevelt, Truman, and Eis-
erthower her father received.
‘^Daddy had those letters fram
ed and gave a letter to each of
his grandchildren”, said Mrs.
President R<^osevelt’s name and
the date May, 1933, is burnc<l on
the bottom of the wooden goblet.
An identification plate reports
I Expected; 185
I Faculty Members
I School bells will ring for 4,250
j Kings Mountain district school
] children Tuesday morning at 8:30
for the opening of the 1970-71
The 185 teachers in the five
elementary schoals, the Junior
high school, the Senior high
schocl and special education cen
ter report to work Monday. Prin
cipals at the various plants are
already on duty.
First day schedule, when chil
dren report to classes, register, got
books, assignments and pay fees,
will be short, and Supt. Donald
Jones said the schedule will be
as follows: Kings Mountain high
school, 8:30 until 11 a.m.; Cen
tral Junior high school, 8:30 until
10:45 a.m.; and all elementary
schools, 8:30 until 10 a.m.
First graders will be excused as
soon as they are registered and
their parents may accompany
them for orientation and take
Supt. Jones also said first
graders will be excused each day
thereafter at 12 noon through
The schedule for all other stu;.,,
dents the first full school day
(beginning Wednesday) will be
ooserved as follows: elementary
students grades two and three.
8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.; grades
four through eighth will’be dis
missed at 3 pan. High school
classes will be dismissed at 3:15
I'afeteriias will be open the first
full day of school on Wednesday.
Faculties are cYimplete.
Seven new teachers were em
ployed by the board of education
Monday night They include
Douglas Cox, business education
Instructor at the high .school; Mrs.
Fronneau Little, West elemen
tary; Miss Annette Parker, Kings
Mountain high school; Mrs. Jane
Birmingham Morlan, art instruct-
er at the high school; Thomas
Pruitt, Central Junior high; and
Linda McManus, Grov’er elemen
Bus routing will remain the
same as last year and students
will report to the same schools
they attended last year.
Because of unbalanced enroll
inent in the sixth grades, 23 stu
dents were reassigned from North
school to West school, those as
signed living closest to West
school in the area of Watterson,
Ellis and Cansler streets. This
will mean the employment of one
less teacher in the system, Supt.'
Jones related to the board Mon
day nigh-t as the action was ap
CMeteria managers,,' also re
elected Monday night, are Mrs.
Joyce Hord at Kings Mountain
high school Mrs. Virginia Craw
ford at East school; and Mrs. .41-
liwee Marlowe at North school
Supt. Jones said piano lessons
will be available to students at
the elementary schools and at
the Junior high school. Piano fee
is $2.50 per one-half hour lesson
A list of fees is published in
today’s Herald for students wh'
will attend all plants in the sys
Zora Rebecca Dunn and James
Rufus Owens, both of Kin|^
Mountain, received their bachelor
of arts degrees in Appalachian
State University’s summer com
mencement ceremonies Saturday.
A total of 614 students received
diplomas in Appalachian’s Var
Appalachian, at Boone, graduat
ed 949 students in June.
Notes Low Bid
Trust Company of Georgia, At
lanta, was low bidder Tuesday on
$2,523,000 one-year notes for
Kings Mountain Public Housing
The low bid of seven was at
4.27 percent interest plus a $10
The disparity between the lo^v
and high bids was only .17 per
Trust Company of Georgia was
low bidder at 4.74 percent inter
est on six month notes issued by
the housing authority last March
and due September 10.
Second low bidder w’as Morgan
uaranty Company and Salomon
Brothers, New York, 4.29 percent
interest minus premium of $83.
First Union National Bank, i
Charlotte, 4.35 percent. |
First National City Sank, New
York, 4.35 percent plus premium
of $145. 1
Wachovia Bank & Trust Com-1
pany, Winston-Salem, 4.38 per-1
United California Bank and
Weeden & Com/pany, 4.41 percent.
Bankers Trust Company, New
York, 4.44 minus premium of $174.
Housing authority officials ex
pressed themselves as well-pleas
ed with results of the bidding.
The borrowing iimiplics the com
plete cost of the 150-unit low-
rent housing project now being
completed. A total of $2,033,000
will be used to repay the Mairdh
Dam Repairs Underway;
Fox: Could Have Been Worse
Funeral rites for Mrs. A6a Pearl
Goforth, 79, widow of William
Marvin Goforth who died in 1968,
were held Siiturday afternoon at
3 o’clock frdm Boyce Memorial
ARP church, of which she was a
Dr. Charles Edwards officiated
at the final rites, and interment
was in Mountain Rest cemetery.
Mrs. Goforth died Thursday aft
ernoon at 5:20 p.m. in the Kings
Mountain hospital after declin
ing health for several years.
She was a native of Cleveland
County, daughter of the late Mr.
and Mrs. David Sellers of Kings
She is suiTviived by three sons.
Garrison Goforth and Robert L.
Ckiforth, both of Kings Mountain,
and Thomas Goforth of Milling
ton, Michigan; one daughter, Miss
Mae Sue Goforth of Kings Moun
tain; one brother, Charles Sellers
of Charlotte; and one sister, Miss
Emma Sellers of Kings Mountain.
Aso surviving acre nine grandchil
dren and one great-grandchild.
Active pallbearers were Kelly
Bunch. James Crawford, M. D.
Phifer, Franklin Ware, Menzell
Phifer and Paul Ham.
Honorary pallbearers were C.
L. Black, I. G. Patterson, John L.
McGill, Raymond Talbert, Hubert
Davidson, Malcolm Patterson and
J. E Anthony, Jr.
George W. Mauney, Kings
Mountain cotton broker who
suffeired a heart attack August
9th, was reported by his wife to
be “resting comfortably and im
proving” at Kings Mountain
'hospital Wednesday night.
WINS SERVICE AWARD—Stan
ly County Agricultural Exten
sion Agent Ray Kiser« son of
A. S. Kiser ol Kings Moimtain,
has won the National Associo-
tion of County Agriucltural A-
gents" Distinguished Service A-
ward for 1970.
To Ray Kiser
The National Association of
County Agricultural Agents has
given one of its Distinguished
Service Awards for 1970 to Stanly
County Agaricultural Extension
Agent Ray Kiser, son of A. S.
Kiser of Kings Mountain.
Kiser eited specifically by
the national association for his
“most marvelous record” on be
half of the 4-H program. During
his ^4-year extension career in
.Mecklenburg and Stanly counties
he has trained 52 district, 27 slate
and 3 national 4 H winners.
Kiser is a graduate of N. C.
State University, and has served
as president of the Agricultural
Extension Agents Association for
Southwestern North Carolina. Ho
joined the Stanly extension staff
in 1953 after working in Meck
lenburg for seven years.
He is one of six North Carolin
ians getting an award this year
from the national association.
The other recipients are Maurice
Coleman, Bertie C^unity Agricul
tural agent; Walter Johnson,
Orecne Courtly extension chair
man; Grady Miller, Wake County
extension chairman; O. G. Gar
land, Wilkes County extension
Announcement of the awards
was made Thursday (August 20)
in Corvallis, Oregon, wore the na
tional association is holding its
Motors On Dock
In New York
By MARTIN HARMON i .
Dam repairs were proceeding
nicely, the water level was drop
ping 18 inches per day, and the
final touches were being applied
to the water treatment plant on
Buffalo Creek. |
This was the situation report
of Dennis Fox, resident engineer,
Wednesday afternoon, nine days
after the washout on the big
dam which will create the rese-
voir for the Kings Mountain wat
The damage could have been
worse. Engineer Fox suggested.
There was only minor damage
to the foundation and big pipe at
the base of the dam, he reix)ried.
1) The four big motors which
will pump treated water into the
Kings Mountain system (due to
be shipped last spring) have ar-
ri’'ed from England and are on
the docks in Now York. They are
to be shipped to the pump man
ufacturer in Indianapolis for
mounting and should axavebeie
by mid-^»piem'ber or earlier.
2) Neal Hawkins Company is
continuing its wor\ on SR 2070,
where the road-bed is being rais
ed at 25 feet in one pK)int to
3) The inundated raw water
pumps should be retrieved early
next week, if the water level con-
tinuc'6 to drfyp at the current rate.
Re-working will require four days.
4) Damage at the Dov'or Mills
dyke involved removing mud and
sand from the pump station and
wrk is proceeding.
5> Semi-final grading of roads
around the treatment plant is
being completing. Stoning will
FAMILY NIGHT >
Congregations of Shiloh Pres
byterian and Dixon Presbyter
ian churches will have a joint
faimily night supper Sunday
night at 6:30 p.m. at tihe Shiloh
church in Grover. Rev. Robert
Wilson, pastor, will show a
filmstrip on Camp Grier where
the local groups plan a retreat.
Broyhill Pays Call Here. Voted
Sustain Both 01 Nixon Vetoes
Share Tops '68
Trte City of Kings Mountain has
received check from the State of
North Carolina for $12,835.07 rep
resenting the city’s share of the
1969 intangibles tax.
The city’s 1969 share—in con
trast to those of many incorporat
ed cities and counties over the
state—increased by $527.24 over
its 1968 share wht;h was $12,307.-
The budget estimated revenue
for the current fiscal year at
$12;015.88, or $819.19 under the
actual amount received.
State revenue department offi
cials credited the drop in over-all
receipts principally to the dive in
By MARTIN HARMON t
“What are you going to do.
You overspend, you must borrow
the money. That makes taxes go
Representative Jim Broyhill
thus explained his two votes to
sustain President Nixon’s veto of
the $4.4 billion education appro
priations bill and the $18 billion
catch - all appropriations bill
which provided more moiioy than
the President had a.sked by a bil
Like the President, Rep. Broy
hill won one and lost one, the
House dtcllning to over-rldie the
oatch-all bill (itousing, veterans
affairs, and others), but both
branches over-riding the educa
tion appropriations bill.
The Representative paid call on
Kings Mountain and several oth
er Cleveland County towns and
• cities Wednesday.
Here Is List
01 School Fees
Here is the listing of school
fees for the st*hooltepm beginning
In the Elementary schools a li
brary' fee of $2 for instructional
supl'ifs is charged plus current
events fee at publishers* prices.
Insurance, which is optional, is
$2.25 per student per year.
In the Junior high school a li
brary fee of $2 for instructional
supplies is <‘harged plus a locker
fee of 50 cents per student, and
a $1.50 towel fee per student for
Physical Education. A student
nTay purchase insurance, if he
desires, at $2.25. If a student
wisht's to apply for band, this fee
is $9 per year and is payable by
In trtio high school insurance is
optional and is $2.Z5 per student
per year. Other fees include: li
brary, for instructional supplies,
$2; locker rental, 50 cents; voca
tional, $4; typing, $6; science 50
cents; towels for Physical Educa
tion, $2; band, if the student do-
He was getting good traffic by sires this training, $9; band uni
friends <and well-wishers who
visited him in the Broyhill cam
paign trailer a hometown friend
has lent him for the fall election
jousting — a re-match with for
mer Repre.sentatiVC Basil White-
ner, of Gastonia, whom Broyhill
defeated in 1968.
“How is politics?” he asked.
“That's the way it seems to me.
Maybe we expended all the fire
tvv’o years ago,” he continued.
The trailer has been a real boon
from the standpoint of seeing
more constituents, the Congress
“It’s better than using post
master’s offices,” he added.
It was Mr. Broyhill’s 43rd birth
day and his visitors were invited
to partake of % birthday cake
Shelby friends had presented him
earlier in the morning.
SEMI-FINAUST — Howard B.
Weiss, incoming freshman at
North Carolina State University
in Raleigh, has been selected
as o semi-finalist in the North
Carolina Fellows Program ot
NCSU. He is son of Mr. and Mrs.
Howard B. Weiss, 1970 graduate
of Kings Mountain high school
and an incoming freshman at
North (Carolina State University
in Raleigh, has been selected ^s
a semi-finalist in the North Car
olina Fellows Program at N.C.S.U.
Selections are made bn basis of
individuals thought to be capable
of exceptional accomplishment
and considerable potential.
Weiss is a eon of Mr. and Mrs.
Dan Weiss of Kings Mountain.
Final selections will be made at
an intensive throe-day retreat to
be held September 11, 12 and 13
at Betsy Jeff-Pen Conference
Center near Reidsville. The final
selection process will consist of
individual student interviews,
group discussions, testing, and
otlier related activities.
The North . Carolina Fellows
Program is sponsored by the
Rfehardson Foundation of Greens
boro for the purpose of conduct
ing a program in leadership de
velopment. The long-term aim of
the program is to develop young
txrople who are capable of cojping
with the personal, social, indus
trial. and goN’ernmcntal problems
encountered in the world today;
(Continued on Page Six)
The city has acquired two tracts
it requires for the Buffalo Creek
wateir resevoir, following hearing
before Clerk of Superior Court
Paul Wilson completed last Thurs
What the city will finally pay
for the tracts of Buford D. and
Wilda R. Cline and the tract of
Mr. Cline and W. K. Mauney, Jr.,
trading as Double B Ranch, will
be determined via jury trial in
Cleveland Superior Court.
Meantime, after the Clerk had
ruled in favor of Kings Mountain
and both parties had agreed to
waive their right to have a Clerk-
appointed three-person commit
tee determine fair compoasation
for the tracts, the city immediate
ly put in escrow with the Clerk:
1) $61,750 for the approximate
ly 140 acres the city acquires
from Buford D. and Wilda R.
2) $44,562 for the approximate
ly 245 acres it acquires from Dou
ble B Ranch.
Under agreement of the liti
gants, respondents may claim the
amounts in escrow at any time.
The city’s offering price for the
properties, it was testified, was
15 percent higher than an aver
age of values by registered ap
Properties remain to be acquir
ed from Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose
Cline, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Cline
and Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Go
Condemnati<Hi action hearing
on the Goforth properties has been
scheduled before the Clerk for
Legion Said Nets
Second daid on successi\’e Tues
days decimated the Kings Moun-
'tain area of another five slot
Detective Paul Barbee, Jr., on
a warrant signed before a Shel
by magistrate by Mrs. Bertha
Moss, of the Midpincs commun-
it>% visited the American Legion
club at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, con
fiscated fiw slot machines and
charged Commander Robert Ruff
with their possession. Ruff was
released under $500 bond and
trial is schdiuled in district
court on August 27.
A week earlier four officers
raided th^ Kings Mountain Snip
per Club, confiscated five slot
machines and two punch .boards,
charged M anager JG r a y s o n
Brown wih possession of them.
Brown was released under $1(K)0
bond. Trial is scheduled for dis
trict court on September 3.
The charge in iboth cases is
possession of gamibling devices.
Gene White loins New Division
Of Department ol Administration
form rental. $1.50; and art, $6.
The student may or may not elect
to enroll in typing and art classes
nor in, band.
Piano lessons will be available
in the elementary and Junior
high scJiooIs at a cost of* $2.50
per one-half hour lesson.
CBD Project Notes
Bids To Be Asked
Tile Kings iMountain Redev
elopment Commission wall seek
bids on October 14 on $S20,000
in 12-month project (notes for 'the
Kings Mountain central business
Joe Laney, executive dirccor,
says the funds are expect cd to
be used principally for lart.t ac
quisition and are exfxvtcd to co
ver project operations for 12
RALFIGH — A new section has
been established in the Property
Control and Construction Division
of the North Carolina Department
of Administration, which will fill
a major need relating to property
ecntrol matters. This section, to
be known as the Real Property
Section, will have the responsi
bility of handling the adminis
trative and managerial a.spects
relating to acquisitions and dis
positions of real properties, and
all intere.sts therein, for the State
and all of its institutions and a-
geneie.s. Legal assistance in con-
noi'tion with real property mat
ters will continue to be afforded
by the staff of tlie Attorney Gen
The Real Property Section will
work under the supervision of and
report directly to Carroll L. Mann,
Jr., the Stale Property Control and
Construction Officer. The section
is now organized and function
ing with a complement of four
professional real property agents.
These professionals are Messrs.
Jerry L. Higgins, Ben F. Ricketts,
Edward P. Richardson and Marion
Jerry Higgins, who reported for
duty on December 29, 1969, has
had prior real estate experience
with the N. C. Higliway Commis
sion and the Redevelo-pment
Commission of Durham, North
Carolina. Btm Ricketts, who start
ed with the Section on June 15,
has owned and operated his own
real estate firm in Raleigh for
the past ten years. Ed Richardson,
who came to work on July 1,
1970, has had over twenty years
of self-employed experience in
Gene White, who joined the
Section on August 1, 1970, is as
signed the position as Chief of
the Real Property Section. White
has had extensive experience in
real property matters, and comes
to this Section from the position
of State Right of Way Appraiser
for the Highway Commission,
with twenty years prior experi
ence in that work. He has been
quite active in professional or
ganizations, including member
ships in the Raleigh Board of
Realtors, the North Carolina As
sociation of Realtors, the North
Carolina Chapter of the Ameri
can Institute of Real Estate Ap
praisers, the Carolinas Chapter of
the American Right of Way Asso
ciation and the North Carolina
Society of Farm Managers and
“We are very fortunate to have
secured the services of these four
nlghly qualified real estate pro
fessionals,” said Carroll L. Mann,
Jir., “and we know that the estab
lishment and operation of this
Real Property Action will fill a
very real need in meeting in a
more effective and efficient man
ner the increasingly complex
State affairs in acquisitions and
disposition of real properties for
all State agencies.”