Greater Kings Mountain i^l,914
City Limits (1966 Census) 8,256
City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9,300
.^4 Qiiatar kiagi Mouatols llguia u derived Itoa
•p«Ckrl (•ait(-d Stataii Bureau ol th« Ctuftu» lepovl e
Jonvary lilttG, aad Includps t)i« 14.990 populatloD O
Numb»t 4 Towrasblp. aud lh« ramcuiilof 6.124 froo
Mumber 5 Towaship. la Clevalmd County and Crowdnr
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspapei
VOL 85. No. 41
Kings Mountain, N. C„ Thursday, October 8, 1970
PRICE TEN CENTS
Buffalo: December 1 Completion Date
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TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH GROUNDBREAKING HELD — Members oi Temple Baptist church broke
ground recently for construction to begin soon on a new 500*seat sanctuary, a new two-story
educational addition and the remodeling of the present educationol building. Participating in the
ceremonies were officers of the church: front rov/. from left to right. Bill Childers, chairman
of the board of deacons; L. V. Gaffney, oldest member; Janet Childers, youngest member; Bill
McMurry, choirman of the building committee; J. C. Clcry, trustee; Dewey Styers, deacon; C. H,
Owens, trustee; and Rev. Frank Shirley, pastor. Back row, from left to right. Henry Carroll, Paul
Ivey, James Webster, all deacons; Corbet Nichol>on, trustee; W. W. Morehead, Roeford White,
Everette Fleming, all deacons. (Photo by Isaac Alexander)
Registration Books To Open
Saturday ForNovemberV ote
^le On Ballot
Ke;:istra1i(>n books for the gon-
oral olcetion Novembr'r 3 vv’ill
oi>on Saturday from 9 a.m. unMl
(J:30 p.m. at the 26 precincts in j
the county. ;
Polling places in Kings Moun-;
tain and No. 4 Township are l
Bethware precinct at BethwarOj
SKdiool; Grover prtK’incl at the ;
Grover Rescue Squad. Kast Kings!
Mountain at City Ffall and West;
Kings Moumtain at the National |
The books will also be open |
October 17 and 2-1 with 0< tober j
31 being Challenge Day. Books |
are (yx*n for in.spcclion and chal- j
lenge from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. |
Voters will be electing a Unit- i
ed States Congres'^man from the 1
lOtii District in a race btdween ;
Incumbent James T. Broyhill. Re-j
publican, and former Congress j
mon Basil L. Whitener, IN'moerat. I
Absentee voters should write |
the Cleveland County Board of
Elections, Shelby, N. C., 2S150, I
for'ballots, Ralph Gilbert, chair
man, .said yesterday. I
Classes Begin <
I Take-off-pounds classes, dinco
i lessons, guitar classes and flower
r jarranging school are several ac
tivities now undeiA\ay or being
Otlier 'races will be between '
State S<*nator Marshall Rauch, of
flastonia. Democrat, and Jt)hn H. i
MeiBrayt'-r. of Shelby, Rc'puhlican, ;
for State Senate Soat No. I and j
J. Ollio Harris, of Kings Mf>un- |
Jtain, Dommirat, and Jim Atkins.'
'of Ga.stonia. RepubUcan. for State
Senate No. 2.
For tih(* State House of Repre-
sentatiives Robert Z. Falls and
Bob Jones are unoppos^'d while
W. K. Mauney, Jr., DemtKTat, in-
eirmbent. of King.s Mountain,
faces A. Hobert Greene of Moores-
The only oth(*r contested race
is for county commissioner with
two .seats open. B. E. (Pop) Sim
mons and Phil Ri^eker, Dt'moorats,
will hav(‘ opposition from Repub
lican Bob Moner of Kings Moun
Unopposed candidates are Wil
Jiam Friday for SuiK'rior Court
(ConthiHCd On Page Eight)
EVANGELIST — Rev. Charles
Easley, pastor of St. Matthew's
Lutheran church, is conducting
a preaching mission in Albu
querque. New Mexico.
Easley To Lead
Rev. Cliarios Ea.sley, pastor of
St. Matthew’s Lutheran chureh.
i.s conducting a Preaching Mis-
>'ion at St. Luke’s Lutheran
church in AlhiKjuerque, New
Mexico, OctolK'r TU.
At tile Sunday morning wor-
sliip hour this Sunday at the lo
cal church Dr. L. Bojd Hamm'
will fill the pulpit Dr. Hamm
serve!.; as pastor of the local con
gregation from 1935-4(J and has
served congregations in Burling
ton, N. C., Columbia, S. C. and
Hagerstown, Md. Since 19(^ he
lias served as assistant to the
pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran
ehureli in Gastonia.
Mr. an<i Mrs. Herman Mauney
and family, fr.rintM'ly of Kings
Mountain, are memliers of the
Nknv Mexico eiiunb at which
Rev. Mr. Easley is guest minis-
t<T. Mr. Mauneiy is a son of Mr.
ami .Mrs. Carl F, Mauney of
, planed at the Kings Mountain
I Community Center.
I Miss Kay Bridges is ser\ing as
j instructor for a ladies’ e.\ercise
’ ela^ on Thursday nights and in-
I terested women can enroll by
! visiting the cla.ss tonight or call
ing at the office of Roy Pearson
at the Center on Cleveland .4ve-
Al.so underway on Tliursda>T5
arc Western Squart' Dance le.ssons
1 with M^oody Christopher in i ^nd wa.
charge. "This is different from '
the old time .squan* dancing and
you will have to see a demonstra
tion to appreciate it”, says Mr.
Pearson. Mr. Christopher will
.show a demonstration U'^ing stu
dents from other classes in Shel
by at tonight’s first session for
Don McIntosh will teach a
course in ballroom dancing if cit
izens are interc'sted. Mr. ivarson
is also accepting enrollment ap
Guitar lossons for both children
and adults will be made availa
ble if as many as 20 persons are
interest('d. Dan Rams<'y’s Orches
tra School will provide an instruc
tor. Mr. Pearson’s offic<» is accept-
ing enrollments for this cla.s.s
Flower armngoment classi's
will be held on Friday nights
with Mr. Stroupe of Kings Moun
tain Florist a.s the instructor. This
class requires a minimum of 15
'Coutmued On Page Eight/
The weatherman wa.s .smiling
yesterday for the 67ih annual
Woman’s Club CommunHy P’e.sli- ,
val held on the PJDth anniversar.v '
of the Revolutionary War Battli*
I of Kings Mountain.
Throngs of fairgorrs were eo
joying turkey and ham with alt
' the trimnaings in the Woman’.-'
club dining room at noon and in
, I he evening.
I Exhibit halls, which ranged
from flow(‘r.s to inilusirial exld
bit.-?, ehildrcn’.s handcrafts and
paintings by young and old alike*,
reflected the hard work by the
sponsoring organi/atiin in pro
I .senting a show wiiich was open
' to everyone and refU*clod the tal
ents of many ix'ople whether in
, growing flowt'rs or in producing
; u work of art or sewing abilitie.?
which teens demonstrated along
I with tlieir parents.
The Autumn show attracted a
i recerd number of exlHbits as se\-
; oral families exhibited a special-
' ty of Mom, Dad or the yourlger
The women in the kitchen pre
paring the meals also receive<l
acwlades for their ability witli
Uio skillet. •
The Kings Mountain Battle -An- ;
, niversary theme was featured mi
ualriotic decorations. Con versa- ■
tion pieces were the table centoi- r
I pieces and piano decoration which ;
I featured styrofoam n'plicas of the ;
! monument at Kings Mountain ■
j National Military Park, and the!
I mountain men and Britishers, all ,
i the work of local women who]
! m.ade the decorations and dre-ss i
t*d dolls as British soldiers and j
Fairgoers had high praise for |
the four garden clubs — Kings i
Mountain. Open Gate, Town and j
Country and Magnolia Garden
clubs — for their floral arrange
ments depicting "Tlie Four Ages
of Man." The “childhood" a.--
rangement was a spring arrange
ment for a child's Easter party
with rabbits. The summer of
"youth” arrangement was one
appropriate for a June bridal
lunclu'on. For "matuirity", a fall
arrangement carried out the pii-
triotie theme of the Battle of
Kings Mountain October 7. 1780.
The "winter” reflected retirement
an arrangement fealur-
■m mmmm mmm. mm»
PRESENTED ARMY AWARD — Lt.-Col. Robert G. Cox (UoA-Ret.) left is congratulated by Lt.-CoL
George D. Cramm as he presents the meritorious service medal to Col. Cox for his service as an
advisor to the Charlotte-based reserve unit. The medal is third highest award for non-combatant
duty. Col. Cox is manager ol Kings Mountain Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Isaac Alexonder).
Cox Is Honored
By Army Award
SPEAKER — Dr. H. C. Evans. Jr.,
president of Lees McRae college
at Benner Elk, will address
Kings Mountain Rotarians at
their noon meeting Thursday
today) at the Country club.
To Hear Evans
faycess To Hold
Kin'.r-^ Mountain Ja\\‘eeR will
conduct a hou.<o-to-h jusc ean\ a.<s
' Thursday nighr beginning at 7
' m. for benefit cf community p.-xj-
According to announcomont by
Jayceo Kimny McAbce, chairman,
Jaycees will offer for .sale Civi.s
Pride Cleaner to tiio interesied
By KM Retiree
Board of Health
By MARTIN HARMON
ru* Buffal) Creek water projfH.*!
! :’nay be ea.npleted earlier than
fhe .nit.ally cantem’.datcd New
j A'^'er con.-suJ'afkin wirh •’he cn-
; gineer-i. the city has forwarded
I letter.s to all coniractor.s .sugge.st-
; ing D“cember 1 a.-; ihe d.ue for
, final wTap-up of the project on
, wliieh werk began in Alarch 1969.
] Mayor J.»hn Henry Moss report-
j ed Wedne.sday;
j 11 Rejire.-ent »ri-.e.s of the Stat%*
Raard of Health v.iJi .'Ui)orvi.se
sterilization of tiu' Teatment
plant facilities Friday and .sterili
zation of the 21irich main line
frt>m the plant to the we.stern city
limits beginning Monday,
2) T!ie main line i< now being
tested for leaks under pri*<sures
j up ro 17.7 jxjunds by the contraet-
I or, Ray D. Lawder Construction
3> Dam construction i.s 10 fi-ct
41 Con<Tele is y(*t to b(* poured
on only one lateral drain.
5) Temporaiy water pumps,
now supplying the water going
into the treatment plant, have
been placed on pontoon.s In erclei
to n|)ora1o from existing water
6) Spillway concrete is being
7» Rip-wTapping Ton the lake
side of the dam to pn'vent ero
sion from ripples and waves) will
bi'gin in two weeks.
8) Work on the dike at Dm'er
Mills will begin Monday.
Citizens are btung invited to
make a "progress” visitation to
the plant on Sunday afternoon.
ing a white candle and birds ]
There were no prizes given.
Overh(*ard from an out-of-town- *
er: ‘Td have to give a prize to I Dr. H. C. Evans, Jr., president
everybody if I were a judge ” I of Li'os McRae college at Banm'r
General chairman of the festi- ! Elk, will be gv.esl spt'aker at
val, formerly called the floral i Thur^lay’s meeting of the Kings
fair, wore Mrs. George Thomas-j Mountain Rotary dub at 12:15 at
son, Mrs. .lay Powell and Mrs. W. | the CQuntry club.
D. Werner. ] Dr. Evans will ho inlraduced
Theino of tlie show wms "Pro-i by Thomas L. Troll, local insur-
grc'ss Behind Us — Pmgress Bo- ] anceman, whose daughter, Libby.
LI. C<d. Robert G. Cox (USA R»
lias b(‘en avvarded the army’s
mcriC.rious servi(»e medal for his
service as an advisor to the Char
lotte based reserve qnil for the H
m .ntivs prior to his retirement
The award was prestmted by
Lt.-Col. George D. Cramm, com- i
I manding officer of the unit, at !
, i lunclieon at the country club
Col. Cramm said the award, au-
lliori:a*d by Act of Congre.s.s in
Kiwani.s Lt. Governor Marvin
Folg(*r o' Morg inton will install -
I imv offic’cr.-i of tho Kind's Moun-’hn-d Ingle’s'
Tain Kiwanis club at the club’s
annual Ladies Night banquet
Thursday i tonight) at 6:-1j p,m.
at the Woman’s club.
Presidonl Donald Jones will pre
Cindy Alexander. \;ings Moun
tain high school ji nior and dau-
ghior of Pos'lmaster and Mrs.
diaries L. Alexan''er, represen-
N’d Cleveland County at the Gov
ernor’s Conference on Children
and Youth at Memorial Auditor
ium in Raleigh Feptemlior 29th.
The eonferenve is a prelimin
ary to the While House Conf(»r-
eaee on Children Dfcomher 13h1S
in Washington, D. C.
Mi.ss Alexander was among
four students from Kings Moun
tain who took a tour of the isov-
iet Union during the summer
months along with a group of
fore Us" and brief history of
Kings Mountain was includt'd in
the gold covered fair booklets
with an emblem of the Battle of
Kings Mountain monument on
It pointed ouf that 19 decades
have passed since the men of
this arm shouldered their mus
kets, marched to the rallying
point on Kings Mountain and de
feated the foe in the battle de
clared by Theodore Roosevelt to bo
is a freshman stinlent at Lees
McRae this year. Mr. Trott is
Diq Evans came to Lees Mc
Rae from Carson-Newman col
lege in Jo ferson i.^ity, qvnnessee
where he was chairman of the
Department of Psychology and
Education and Director of Tea
cher-Education for seven y<‘ars.
E.i'ucatod in the public scliOvds of
Morristown, Tonnes.see. he grad
uated from Morristown high
award of its kind.
Col. Cox, now .'it'cretary of Kings
Mountain Chamber of Commerce,
served 22 years in the army,
working with tho transportation
corps in a heh'copteir unit. Hehad
: tours of duty in Korea, Germany, North Carolinians led by Mr.
Carl Finger will he installed o.s j\ ietnam. among others. ; an*' Mrs. William Young.
He is the son of Assistant Post- , Mi.ss Alexander sai^ the con-
mtoiter unci Mrs. B. F. Cox. j h'renvo featured forum discus-
'Du? citation follows: Lsion graups on individuality,
"The President of the United , learning, health, parents and
States i>f America, authorized by families, comnTi nities an^ env'ir-
E.xccutivo Order, IG. January UXi9, j onm<*nts. and laws, rights, and
ha^; awarded the .Meritorious Ser [ re.oponsibililies problems of chil-
vice M(‘dal to Lieutenant Coloiud j dren and youth.
_ I Rolierl G. Cox. 245-32-2293 TC for | Dr Ra.vmond A. Stone
"the turning .point of the Revo- school, attended Carson-Xi'wman
(Continued On Page Eight) \ (Continued on Page Eight)
Governor Scott's Speech Pleases
Municipal Leaders, Moss Reports
Guvernor Bob Scott’s addre.ss to rials were also pleased with
the North Carolina League of plans of the state for housing im-
^Municipalities at ils M'in.ston-Sa-‘ provoments through tho corpora-
lem convemtion elicited high i tion aulhoriz(*d by tho 1969 h'gis-
praise H'om the city officials,, lature and which has just been
Mayor John Henry Moss said on ! declared con.stitutional by tho
his return Wednesday. | North Carolina Supremo Court.
The city officials were particu- The Governor reminded city of
new pr(‘.«i lent and otlu'r ofrive:>
will include Lou Sabetii. vice-
president; Don Blanton. .«HTetary;
and John L. MiGrill. treasurer.
President Jones saivl largest
single projovt of tiie civic club
during the past year was the
8vho :Is Ta!(*ni Show which ind
trd S1.993..‘>S for 'tin; club’.s com
muniiy prf.qeets. Hi* credited the
.‘•'luaess of the p.-ogr.«n to “out-
sta:iiUng job done' oy I>. Peeler.
Jr., as geiKM’al cliairman; Eud
Noisier as iirogram chairman:
John L. McGill for the follow-up
w.uk and the \ ari urs commitU'cs
who funetiom'd most efndontiv.
dent of the North Carolina Con-
fenmce for ScHdal Service, presi-
(h'd and the invocation was of-
'oivd bv Dr. Thomas A. Bland
of Southeastern Baptist Semin
ary. Wake Forest. Special music
was by the Samarkand Chorus
of F.-a/.’ile Springs.
Governor Svolt addres.so'l tho
group after which they dividt^l
into forum groups for dii^^cussion.
Miss Alexander is active in
First Baptist church which she
serves as assistant organist and
nlay? for church choii-s.
larly pleased with the Governor s
d(>cla'ration of support for doubl
ing to one-cent of tho Powell Bill
gas tax rebate to cities for street
improvements and for legislative
I action to 'iK'rmit the slate to
share, as the federal government
now does, in costs of sanitary dis
ficials that North Carolina main
tains 87,000 miles of roadR-nmorc
than any other state in the union.
Ho also deedarod that North
Carolina is a low tax state, with !
all state and local taxes averag- |
Ing $255 per person. Only five i
statc.<, the Governor .«aid, equal
or are lower than North Carolina
Tlie Mayor said Uie city offi- ^ In per capita taxes.
FORTY SIX YEAR OLD PHOTOGRAPH — Pictured above are
members of the Men's Bible Class of First Presbyterian church of
1924. Harold Plonk brought his copy to the Herald. Paul Mauney
recalled that Dr. McElroy was the minister and that the late
Arthur Hay, father of Miss Helen Hay, was the teacher. The
children seated were not identified. Back row, standing, left to
right, Walter Ormand, Hugh Neisler, Charles Stowe. John David
son, Robert Jenkins, Ship Falls, John Mason, Dr. McElroy, C. E.
Neisler, Sr., W. T, Jackson, Arthur Hay, B. F. Ormand, Lee Ram-
seur, Robert Barber, George Cansler, J. C Mason, Charles Thomos-
son, Joe Thomson, John Ramseur, Plato Goforth, Charles Mason
and Harley McIntosh; Middle kneeling, from left. Bill Hord, Hugh
Ware, Beverly Patterson, Otis Falls, Con Oates, Henry Summitt,
Capt. B. Meek Ormand, Capt. Fields, Jim Allison, L. C. Parsons,
Clarence Jolly, George Barber, Wade Short, Austin Lybrond, A.
B, Nelson, Dan Rhyne, R. A. Scott, Joe Neisler, E. L. Campbell,
Watt Gladden and James OTarrell. Front row, seated, left to
right, Hoyne Blackmer, Paul Mauney, Grady King, Stewart Mc
Elroy, C. E. Neisler, Jr., Carl Davidson. Curtis Houser, Tom Rob
erts, Wash Layton, Con McGinnis, Hugh Stowe, Paul M. Neisler,
Sr., Bob Goforth and Clorcnce Goforth.
muriionoLis .s(‘n jro >
I 'Alii’c a.ssigneci a.s Unit -\(lvUor
! and Principal A.<sistant to ilic
\r('a AJi'isor. V. S. Armi’ Advisor
Group. Charlott(‘. .North ('arolina.
from .'^1 July 1969 to 30 Juno 1970
During this tHudod. C’olonol Co\
displnycd an umupiulcd under
standing of tho V. S. Army Uo-
I -‘or»o and d(*mon'!iatcd groal pro-
i ;o';siMnal compottmeo. broad ox-
I'H'-ionco. a?'d a va.-'t knov\ lodge
= i ina.iy as locts ur.l i.dricat<'
prf'blt ms ptTtimmt ta Ib'so.r-vi*.
' i'anfinncd <m P(i(fc Eiffhtf
Kis^gs Mountain Native 25 Miles
Ficm Raging California Blazes
Mr. and Mrs. K. L. Marston, tho C]ov(dan<| National Forest, is
Ji*. nn.i kxmWy are e\p<'rieneing gone. Tho fire got as ch^'oe to
|)u' resuks of tln^ forest fiirs in ^^an Diego as El Cajon and Na-
Calif, -nia, Mrs. Mavsion w'.'ote tional Citv. That was onlv about
her parents. Mr. and Mrs (h'oige g.-, miles from mv phuv.‘I have
W. \v(N k. Mrs. Marston boon very hanpy 'to be living hy
the sea. All the highways going
east were closed for several days
Inl('rstale s which we drove in
on was dosed.
"A fw small communities' were
totally wiped out. like Januil,
whieh is .southeast of me. Bt*-
cause of the gusting winds and
fo'iner Gec'vge Anre Moss.
Tilt' 7*:ustons live at .MTl Long
Branch .\i):.rtir.tnii 4, S-an Diego.
>*rs. Marston wrote;
"I'h(' biggest news out hf'i’o is
of (H'urse the terrible fires. 1
have liv('<i through all kinds of
urban crise,'® while in New York, | the fact that the fire spread so
:i t 1 Itave never seen anything, fast, they are calling it a fire
lik4' this. I storm. There have been about
"Dvi'i- ISO.dOO aert^s have burn-' 2500 men fighting the fire. .Many
, ed w ith over 250 homes xiestroy- are voIuiUihts. Sunday night
<h1 and .70 other structures. The\ th(\v onnouncivl over the televis-
i are now t'allin r it the worst fire ion that there was no m'cxi for
in inod(‘rn history. All that lovadyimore \-oh’.ntetn's. Fire fighter u-
'forest we dro\e through, called' fCoiiHiiiaR on Page Eight)