Greater Kings Mountain 21.914
City Limits (1966 Census) 8.256
City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9.300
*.*4 Guater Kiogs MountcdD figur* u d«rtTed Ironi tM
ip«cici L'Alted Slates Bureau et the Ceneue report e
January iSeS, and ineludee the H.890 populaUoD 9
Number 4 Towntblp. and the remaining S»i24 Iron
Mumbor S Township, in Cleeeiand County and Ctowder'
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Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 85. No. 39
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, September 24, 1970
PRICE TEN CENTS
Fox: Buffalo Creek Water Project N?ws Is AH Good
^ 1 • Treatment Plant
tomplamt Bepn Operating
CROWNING CEREMONIES — Ken Compton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Compton. 38 Smythe Ave..
Greenville, and Frances McGill, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John C. McGill 703 HiUside Drive. Kings
Mountain, were crowned "Rat King and Queen" at Erskine College Friday. September 18. during
the annual Rat Hop which brought Rot Week to a close at Erskine. Crowning them arc sophomore
class president Robert Alexander. Gastonia. N. C., left, and the 1969 Rat Queen. Frances Dougherty of
Charleston, far right. The Rat Hop culminated a week of freshman-sophomore class competition
and activity at Erskine. (Photo by D. K. Lee, Jr.)
Aim Of Waste Use Policy
Js Aired At Meeting Here
S. R. Pearson's Intent To Rape
Rites Conducted | Charge Lodged
Funeral rites for Stanley Rob
ert Pear-son Sr., 84, of 403 Chest
nut street, were held Saturday aft
ernoon at 3 p.m. from S^‘ond
and Bapti.st church, interment follow-
A proposed waste use ordinance
was discussed by Kin;^s Mountain
industrialists, city officials, a
state officials Monday night.
It* was the first in a series of
meetings designed to pnxluce a
workable and fair ordinance that
also will meet the test of federal
and slate regulations.
Commissioner Jim Dickey, chair
man of the city commission sew
age disposal committcH?, presided.
Wilbur Long, of Raleigh, chief
of the municipal waste section of
the state's Water and Air Resourc
es admission, outlined the grow-j (»nt!iusiast, had adedmpanied the
ing in Mountain Rest cemetery.
Mr. Pearson died Thursday
morning at 6:35 in the
Mountain hospital hospital after
three year’s illnes.s.
He was son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Isaac Pearson.
Rev. Eugene Land, assisted by
Rev. W. T. Luckadoo, officiated at
the final riles. Grandsons of Mr.
Pearson were pallbearers.
Ho was a member of Second
Mr. Pearson, a longtime sports
j Forty-five citizens who live in
I the area of tlie garbage dispo.sal
I area have addressed a letter to
Mayor John Henry Moss and the
city comimlssion charging that
city garbage trucks are littering
their yards and dropping smelly
I refuse along the roads leading to
I the site.
I Mayor Mo.ss, on vacation in
i Wau.sau, Wisconsin, this week,
I told the Herald by phone Wednes-
I day afternoon, “I was not aware
I of any problem, but an immediate
I investigation will be made and
i all means of eliminating any lit- ,
; tering by the city wall be taken." i
"We the ip<‘ople in the area ol
the new City Dump are very up
set. We have asked you why you
permit the City Garbage and
Trash trucks to use the County
Roads, rather than the City Roads
built for this purpose, OUR
YARDS AND ADJACENT ARE.AF
ARE POLLUTED AND SMELLING
JUST LIKE THE DUMP ITSELF.
"Tliese trucks spill garbage,
trees, debris, nails, etc., all ovei
the area. W’hy spend taxpayers
money for a paved road to the
City Dump and allow City Trucks
I to use another route. We feel the
County Health Dtrpartment would
condemn this practice, however,
I since you have Publicly stated
that Kings Mountain can admin
ister its own affairs, we appeal
to you. How can you expect Kings
Mountain to maintain its present
prestige if you allow this condi
tion to exist. TO BRING THE MAT
TER CLOSER, WOULD YOU PER
MIT THIS IF YOUR HOME W.A3
TO MARYLAND — Robert (Bob)
Coshion has resumed his for
mer duties as secretary to the
president of the University of
Maryland and as organist for
the University Baptist church.
Mr. Cushion, son of Mrs. Minnie
Coshiom has served as Minister
of Music at Grace Methodist
Dy MARTIN HARMON
"AD the n(*\vs is g-)(>d on the
Buflalo Or(H*k water projt* t." Den-
ni.s Fox. resirU'nt engineer for W.
K. Dickson Compajiy, .'-ai l Wed-
1) The treatment plant went in
to (.piTalian ai no )n Wi'int'.-kiy.
2) All fini.-^ht-.'l walei pumps art'
set in place.
3) Tlie million-gallon capacity
receiving tank at tlu' trealnicnt
plant will .)(' fillcfl by 'riiur.s.lay.
41 Flushing of tlie Jl-uieh
imainline from the plant to the
•city will begin .MonJay or lue.s-
51 The concrett' sub-contractor
will begin work on the 'koO-fout
spillway and T5-ioot runway next
week with completion of llie
dam aoout one month di-tant.
Mr. Fox .said it has hec'n indi
cated that .'^(M.tlerm nl is near on
acquisition of the* jn/iperty . Mr.
and Mrs. John D. L'line. Discus
sion was lield this vv(*ck with Mr.
Cline and with Buford Cline ol
the adjacent Double B raiKh on
; arrangements for an ingrc.NS-cg-
ress road for Double B.
He added that agreement ap
peals near with Mr. and Mrs.
Ambrose Cline on a grubbing
To Break Ground
Auction Oct. 20
Real estate of the late Martin
Phifer will be sold at public auc
tion October 20.
The five tracts lying west of
I Kings Mountain high- e'.dHxjI are
Temple Baptist church on Cans- ‘ being sold by court a;)pointed
lor Street will have a ground- j Ccmmi.ssioners Crawley B. Cas.h,
breaking ceremony this coming i Jtr., and George B. Thomasson un-
Sunday at 12:30 p.m. j dor a special proceedings to settle
Construction will soon begin on: the Phifer estate,
a new 500 seat sanctuary; a new’1 Under lerm.s of the sale the
two-story educational addition; \ pro])erries will be offered by each
and the remodeling of the present tract than on the whole, the
educational building. f highest bids bi'ing acccpti'd.
> fturratt, 20-j’ear-old No*' THIS
,ice veteran, of ChiWersi * ,.„her. while we live out-
street, has been charged with as , y
in Kings Mountain. I ,
Kings' nn.nn unidentified white school | rdaUves live in Kings Moun-' ‘in' ‘'“S'' '"'n'dc <re‘'s for the last
girl. I toit, ' time. The tree.s cu-c standing
Ralph Lee Construction Cbm-!
pany of Greenville S. C. will bo
the builder. •
After the historv-making cere-:
monv. dinner will be served under
Cash dejKi.-iit of ten pereeiit will
he required with balance on con
firmation of the sale.
The five tract.s contain approx
imately 131 acres.
ing problems botli in state and
nation of handling waste aaginst
a growing residential and indus
Chairman Dickey and Col. W.
K. Di'ckson, city consulting engi
neer, related the city situation,
particularly as regards the McGill
trealment plant, which h-ad op-
P 'rational breakdown in Pohru-
iry and hasn’t regained full op
erational efficiency since. Tlic
breakdown has been attributed to
oxce.ss efluent of toxic industrial
Joe Kakassey, of K Mills, charg
ed that 'the city in inviting him
to locate here, promised lull city
sorviecs and now appt'arod to be
abrogating its committments.
Col. Dickson averred, "We have
a letter in which you stated a
need for 20.00Q gallons of water
per day, and yoi^e now using
100,000. We’re t»#glad you’re so
Chairman D*^key explained spo
cial invitations went to industries
using largest quantities of water,
which implied waste use profb-
Indu.<firies represented w' e r c
Craftspun, Inc., (the city’s larg
est water u.ser,), Duplex-Interna
tional, K .Mills Oxford Industries,
Neisco, Inc., Mauney Hosiery Com
pany and Lambeth Rope Corpora
To Be Ordained
Kings Mountain Teeners to Her-
shey, Penn.sylvania several years
ago when they played in the
World Series T(*oner League base
ball tournament. Until his ill
ness, ho had missed only two
Little League games in 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Emma Jane Hawkins .Pearson;
.seven sans, Olland Peanson, Till
man Pearsr)n, Flay Pe.irson, Ev-
eretto Pearson, Arthur Pearson,
and Roy Pearson, all of Kings
.Mountain and S. R. Pearson, Jr.
of Bes.semer City; two daughters,
Mrs. Lona Mae Gaddy of Kings
Mountain and Mrs. Roberta Cobb
cf Detroit, Michigan; a brother,
Julius Pearson of Marion; two
sbters, Mrs. Callle McDaniel of
W’ilkosboro and Mr.s. Florence
Navy of Charlotte; 14 grandchil
dren and 18 great-grandchildren.
The alleged offense took place
at 7:50 Tuesday near the corner
of South Gaston and East King
1 tain, we work in Kings Mountain,,
i our interests are in Kings Moun- i
' tain, i.e. we live on this side of
BUFF/\LO CREEK. Our Allegiance
1 is with Kings Mountain. Your in-
The accosted girl says she was terest in our problem is VOID,
walking to Central school to | “Your City Police diligently
catch a bus to the high schO(>I | police your sipeed limit.s. Come to
when she wa.s attacked from be-j our area and sec your own City
hind, a hand over her mouth and Trucks endanger our children by
another around her waist and
that slio was dragged behind
Haix>ld’s Gulf station.
Police Chief Tom McDcvrtt says
David Strickland, also school-
bound, heard the girl .sercamin*
speeding on this road. . . Partial
inforcement, complete disregard,
“May we suggest you consult
with your commi.ssioners, and
your Public Works people to find
Darrell Austin will show' a
film of a recent football game
at Thursday’s meeting of the
Kings Mountain Rotary club at
the Country club.
saw her adcostor run across Ihej a remedy. Nothing in our section
Harris-Teeter parking lot. , guarantees your reclcction,'
The Chief says that, from the
de.srription given by young Strick
land and of Jethro Parker, East
Gold street, Surratt’s cousin who
met Surratt walking oa.st on Gold
street shortly after the alleged
a.ssault, Lt. Bob Hayes arre.sted
Surratt at his job a-t K Mill.s.
Surratt was ex^jeetod to imake
bond of $500 Wednesday. I highwav building at Shelby
Preliminary hearing will bo lo o’d.K-k Tuesday morning.
A pre-construction conference
on the Cansler street widening
project has been set for the state
set in Cleveland County District
To Date $77,289.
'Among those pre.sent will be
whore the now sanctuary will be
Rev. Frank Shirley is pastor of
To Be Speaker
laycees To Sponsor
Kings Mountain Jaycoes, in co-
j oiH'raiion with Wade Ford. Inc.,
* will .sponsor the 10th anniui]
j Punt Pa.ss and Kick c<mipetit.ion
The King.-< Mountain noard of
wiucation Monday night accepted
three students from Charlotti'-
Movklenburg .<i-h(x>l system.
Jean Caune, 10-year-old daugh-
of Cliariotte and granddaughtc)^
of Mr.s. Orangrcl J-:)'lJy o^' 4h0 Ful
ton Drive, has as,signcd to
tlie filth grade at East scliool;
Clark Wa.c, son o! Mr. and Mrs.
Moflatl Wari-, Jr. of L'iiarl'die
and granison of Mr. an! .Mrs.
Carl M'.iyes and M.s. Moffatt
Ware, .r.r., has oe<*n assigned lo
the filth grade at East sjhool;
and Sneryl Ann Camp, daughter
. of Mr. and Mrs. Norris Camp of
' Charlotte, has been assigned to
the sixth grade at Grover .school
; and is residing in Grovc'r with his
! Tie desire on the part of the
, parents to enroll their children
here stems directly from the bus
ing situation in Charlotte, Mrs.
, Caune, who appeared with her
I mother et Monday night’s board
meeting, told the board, "I’m not
against integration." she said. "If
someone lives in the neighbor
hood I don’t mind them attend
ing the neighborhood school hut
I don’t feel my child should be
bused 15 miles across town."
The child’s grand-mother. v\h(»
lives in the We.«t school attend
ance zone, had asked the board
lo assign the child to West. Supl.
I>>nald Jones said all sch<x>ls
were full with e.xeeption of East.
Bethware and Grover. He said the
third and fifth grad€^ at West are
crowded and that .some transfer
roqui’.sls to West had to be denied
because of thi.s.
Twenty-eight students were re-
a.ssigned by the board on the,^^.
requests of parents Monday nighf^Bl'-"
In making tlie three motions
RITES HELD — Funeral rites
tor Mrs. Ralph C. Early, 83, were
held Tuesday afternoon from
Central United Methodist
Funeral rites for Mrs. Sally Neal
Early, 83. wore held Tuesday aft
ernoon at 4 p.m. from Contrail
United Methodist church of which ,
she Wits a mOmber.
Rev. D. B. Alderman, minister
of the church, officiated at the
final rite.s, assisted by a former
mini.':tor. Rev. Herbert Garmon.
Interment was in .Mountain Rest
.Mrs. -Early died Saturday night
at 11:30 in the Kings Mountain
ho.spital alter .several month s ill
Daughti'r of the late Mr. and,
Mr.->. Marion Neal, .she was the:
widow of Ralph Early who died!
in 1959. !
Surviving are two '^ons. William:
H. Karly of Kings Mountain and
Hugh Pinkney Early of Washing
ton. D. C.; one d-iughtor. Mr.s. accept Die three out-of-dlstrict
Turti.s Bullington of Statesville;
and a granddaughter, Nancy Ear
ly of King.s Mountain.
I Tropliie.s will be pre.scnted to
first, second and third place win
ners and boys age.s 8-13 are eli-
Police Chief Tom McDevitt will gible to participate,
speak on ‘‘Narcotics’’ at Central Youngsters interested in parti-
Junior high school auditorium cipating in the fiotball contest
Monday night. are invited to accompany their
All interested parents in the parents to the Ford dealershij) on
Kings Mountain area are invited Shelby road and register in order
to attend and hear Chief McDov’itt to bo eligible,
at 7 p.m. Tiiere is no entry fee.
Yoga Or Weight-Lifting, Anyone?
Fun Day At Community Center Set
Yoga or weight-lifting anyone? i derway this week i.s a men’s soft-
students, Philip Francis oJ Grov-
er said: "It is our responsibility
to take care of students who re
side in our own distriei first.
Since the.se children are willing to
pay tuition and obtain relea.se
from the .Mecklenburg system I
move we honor these requests."
The Kings Mountain Commun
ity Center is “where the action
is" and is expected to be a busy
place within the ne.xt few days
as activities of all kinds got un-
PHA Project On Maigiace Road
Will Get Underway On October 1
.Mayor John Henry Moss said
Pre-payments of city taxes for: the Spangler firm has indicated
the current yea*r totaled $77,289.01 j already it will begin work on
Wednesday. I Getobor 5 and e.xpects to have
The estimated revenue from ad - eurb-and-gutter installed and un-
wtlo-rem taxes is $272,585.00. i pavenl sections of the widened
The one percent di.'^ount per-' stnn^t gradtxi and stom^d by
Cansler streid i.s to be widened
and curb and gutter installed
from Walker street to West Gold
rcprosontalivos of the h'Shway | ac
department, the city, and .^pans- jj
lor & ^ons, suevessful bidders on
Mr. Pearson said Miss Kay
Bridges, physical (‘ducation in-
stru(‘tor at Central Junior high
school, will teach ladio.s’ exer
cise night elassi's with inti'rested
women invited to register August
Other events on tap and in the
planning stages are: weight lift
ing for men; yoga cla.sses; ten-
ni.s and bridge classts; rock and
miiK'ral clubs; a kennel club; di>g
obedience cla.ss; adult basketball
leagues; children’s basket aall
leagues, boys and girls from ages
!>'U and 12-13: t(H'n dance*;:
wrc'stling: college basketball
gamt's and tournaments: gospel
sings; mck and roll bands; conn- '
tr>’ and we.st('rn style* miisl
31st (Thursday week) at 7 p.m. | evemls; 'POPS (take off ;:ounds>
iod ends Oetobi'r LsI.
Hei>ry Whitesides, Gastonia
.lawyer and realty developer, has
informed Kings Mountain Public
Housing Authority ho will begin
eonslru'ction of the 50-unit pro
ject on Margraco road by October
He said the contractor is R. H.
PInnix Consttruetion Company of
Tommy Wells will be ordained
as a deacon at a Service of Ordin-
alion Sunday <morning at the 11 Housing Authority gave
|£)’clo('k morning worship .service go-ah(^d to plans Tuesday
lit Wostover Baptist church. housing which it will
Mr. Wells is employed with ^^om the Whitesides firm.
Dover Mills. | Meant line, Tliomas W. Harper,
He has been a Westover mem- diroedor of the housing authority,
ber for three years. ‘ said tliat 118 of Ihc 150 units of
low-ront-hou.sing nearing comple
tion have been otlcupied and
that the 32 remaining iinoi'eupiod
units on (Barnett Drive, Parrish
and Thornburg streets are nearly
ready for occuiiancy. These are
The bousing authority, in ad
dition, has a waiting list of 85,
with need for 43 two-beviroom
units. 15 one-ibedroom and 15
thrre-l)edroom and ten four-bed
Ed Henry Smith of Kings Moun
tain has been namt'd co(*]iair-
man of the Local Development
Company Committee of the Small
Business Administration, North
Carolina District and Community
He will serve along with Robert
Mr. Pearson said that a night
class will be sclieduh'd once a
week, with the night .soUn'ted de
pending on the enrollment. He
said a teacher is alsi) lu'oded for
a morning class and that anyone
inten'sled in applying should
contact him or Elmer Ross at the
city n>croation offices in the new
community faciliti(\s building.
Beginning Thur.'^day <tonight)
at 8 p.m. enrollment will bt'gin
for W(‘slern-style .‘square dance
cLisse.s and an adult s(|uare dame
club is expecti'd to be formed.
W(x>dy Cb ristopher. wcl 1 -known
square dance caller, will be in
charge and interested adults are
Invited to attend tonight’s optm-
Plans for Fun Day for all age.s
E. Leak, chairman, and 23 mem-
The authority has appliiMl for ; bers from over the state.
100 additional units and awaits
action on the application by the' boro October 6-7
Dopairtment of Housing and Ur-1 meeting of the organization to underway Thursday and eonthi
ban Dovelopment. * sol up details of the year’s work. i ues through next week. Also un-
on October lOtb at the Cominun-
Mr.s. Smith wDI go to Greens-! Ky Center are in full swing. .\
for a two-day i women’s softball tournament got
elubs; ehildiHui and adult mrl
clas-ses, oil painting and charcoal;
guitar cla.s.ses for children and a-
dulls and roih'-r skating ela.sst's.
the Iatt(‘r to bi* held at the Na
tional Guard Armory.
Mr. Pt*arsi»n said .Mr. and Mrs.
Dcmaid .McIntosh of Stanh'y. who
operate McIntosh Scliool of bance.
said they will teach a cla.ss in
adult ballr.Kiim dancing if enough
adults are inlert'slivl and will
sign up for the cla.ss at the Com
8p('cial events are planri<‘d for
'-'^Miior citizens and .Mr. P(*arson
.*;aid that Fun Day on Octobcu
lOth should b(‘ just that.
Ih* invited all Kings Mountain
area citizens who have not vi.sit-
od Die Neighborhood Facilitk's
Building to do so and to call on
him or Mr. Ro.ss for any si'rvict*.**
and give fhem any sugg(\sti<>ns
on how the facility can best serve
1 Kings Mountain area citizens.
Have you ('ver wonderi'd why
blood Ls available at exactly tlir
instant it is needed by a patitmt
in our community? According to,
Shuford P(*eler, Chairman of the
Kings Mountain Red Cross Blood
Program, it is a trc'mendous com
Tlie correct type of blood foi
immi'diale demand does not just
appear. A Red Cro.ss hloodmobilo
is sciu'duled weeks in «dvanc(\
Housewives must b(‘ contactc'd
and given a time to work—as
ri'gistrars. (\seorls, and canteen
worker.s. Doctors must agna* -to
donate their lime. Voliint(vr
nurses must be secured to admin
ister the blood donor prm’e.ss.
Newsnapers and radios assist with
publicity to notify ilu' community
of the bloii.imobile visit.
But the most import.tnf (’ontri-
buti n is tin* donor himself. "We
are evtremi'ly forlunatf* in our
sec'ion ol t]i<» country", said Mr.
P('(*ler "ix'caust' our p(*ople care.
When a bloodrnohilc etmies a-
round our folks doiuih*, J'lu'ri'foro.
when ciu' of their lov(*d ones
needs 1h(* blo.Ml, it is available.”
After tile blood is colhvtcd at
till* iiloodmobilc* it is taken to the
R(‘d Cio.ss Blooil Center in ('bar-
for pro((‘ssing. It is then
made avtiilahh* to all Iitispitals
of Hit* aiH'a because Di(\\' are par-
licipanl.s of Die Red Cr.iss Bhhid
Program. Most units are jiri'parcM;!
as wiioie blo.Hi. but also prejviri’d
art' compoiumls ynd plasma ‘pro-'
tcin derivatives for
Ircatnumt and llt'vl Cro.ss distri-
bull's these producf.s to hospitals
and pliysicians who nquire -them
lor their patients. Alter rt'at'hing
Die 2I-d;iy limit, unu.st'd whole
blotvl htHomes the .source of de
rivatives such as gamma globulin,
scrum albumin, or vaivinia im
mune globulin. Hospitals can an-
Phifer Line News
Was Not Good
If your water pressure was low
Tiu'sduy night and what you got
was dirty, here's the reason.
Grady Vtdton, sui-K'rintendtmt of
public works, .said the 12-inch
water line on Phifer Road "bU'w
up" or broke in one spot, creti-t-
ing a serious work problem for
the city water dt'parlmenl crew
men. .Mr. Yelton did not sfx'culate
on the oause.
By morning the line had been
repaired and water pressure was
back to normal.
S('V('ral persons .saiti they plan-
nt'd early morning calls *io the
Tlie Phifer Road line, in.stalled
by R.iy D. Lewder Construction
Company, of Albtmrarle. was an
addenda to the city waf(*r sys-
It'm e.xpansion after the southwest
area was anno.xed to Die city
Atkins To Open
Jim .-Mkins, Republiv’an oindi-
date for the state sx'nate from
Ga.ston-Cleveland Counties, is the
first IiK’al GOP candidate tO(>pen
his own headquarters.
The hcadquartt'r.s. which lias
si>ocializ('d already bivn funetiorjng for sev
eral weeks, will be (>fficially open
ed on Thursday (Io<iay) at ~:'M)
p.m. with a brief cerem.>n\ at 193
West Main street in Ga.sionia
Tliere will be fre<‘ cof.ee anc
doughnuts for Die public.
.Mr. Atkirus, a Gastonia Knvyt'r
and a former publisht'r of tlie
Gastonia Gazette. c.]>i)os('s J. Ollie
ticipale their demands to an ox- Harris, Dt'mo.rat. o: Kings Mtxin-
tenl and order their supply from tain for the .senate .'X'at bt'ing va-
Rcd Cross accordingly. Hawever, cattM by Senator Jack White of
in ea.se of an emergency more Kings ^ioun^aiIl who did not seek
(Continued On Fuyt EiyhtJ ■ re-elecUon.