Greater Kings Mountain 21,914
City Limits (1966 Census) 8,256
City Limits (Estimate 1968) 9,300
0»'*aur luagt Mouotat* Ovuit to d«rlv«d lt«B
•ptcini Ualifd StaiM Bur*cni of tho Cooiua rtport ©
lanvdry 1M6, and loeiudos tho 14,IM populatlo© o
num^r 4 TowMtilp. and tl|« romoinlDg 4.i24 tma
nuiii)Mr % Towaahip. in Clovolond County and Crowd©?
tn Cotton County.
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newsuapei
VOL. 85. No. 44
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thuriday, October 29, 1970
PRICE TEN CENTS
Citizens Vote In Biennial General Election Tuesday
KM United Fund
Reporting Is Slow
; Asphalt Paving,
I City Bids Show i
i Sir.o Miy, tho ioily foiuid.
I Tuesday niK:lit, inflation }ia« hit
i tho asphalt pavin?^ business hy
$1.50 ])rr ton and tho commission j
'.tahlc*! action on jiavin^; tho I)il-1
jiin^? str<(.*it entrance and now j
,street in Mountain Kest ct^mo
• tory. j
: Neal Hawkins was low bidder'
jOn the estimated 231 tons f.f
! phalt at SO per ton, while As '
I phalt Pavin;: bid $9.5') per ton.
I iRi(is on p-avinij projects last |
I May were $7.50 and $7.75 per ;
I ton. 1
I In other actions, tlie commis-1
I 1) Au'h'irized pii”:haso of
I 1000 1 eel of (iKliI-in.-h sewer pipe '
.and 2030 feel „f 12 in.h
i 91* f reiKirts iiave been lu*ard
■ P /' from llio ^'ornmerd d division and
0.^ IV., 1 f • vinploycs. Imwovor, when-
IroeJs .. , r, 'h' V'r i ‘'>0 contrihulions an.-
Reported To Date
E^iid of tho first week'.s effort.s
to raisf* a reeoid SS-bJOtJ United;
Kuri'l 'f)ud;(et rtwealed only!
$7,103..50 turnerl in to drive Pliair-
man Don J jne.-- llir.ni;;!! yesterday.
The lO-day drive is sclu'duled to
NEW ADDITION TO HOSPITAL J— Picture at top shows the im
posing two-story addition to Kings Mountain Hospital# Picture
below shows the gleaming new surgical suite. Hospital trustees
will be hosts at open house Sunday dternoon from 2 to 4 o'clock.
Hospital To Show
New Wing Sunday
At Open House;
By MARTIN HARMON
Kinf^.s Mountain Hospital trus-
toi's will hold open house Sunday
afternoon from 2 to 4 o'clock to
give citizens a tour of the ne«w
two-story wing now near complo-
The new wing contains 35 ad
ditional.'bc<ls, bringing capacity
Cost of tho addition — fourth
since the original 24-bed unit was
opened in 1951 — is $1,034,000,
exclusive of equipment.
The wing also includes an am
ple basement which house.s most
modern mechanical equipment.
In addition, the project includes a
large neW boiler room.
The ground floor features an
expansive lobby, new ■ surgical
suite, rec^wery room, new phar
macy. new laboratory and new
central suiYply area. The former
^^>erating room has b(*en convert-
Wm to a new emergency out-pa
rent treatment room, while Ihe^
former clinical laboratory area is |
now the Nium'ber 2 X-Ray room. |
The sivond floor is all patient'
area with 31 rooms, 27 of lh<'-m
single, the other four' double.'
There is a large centrally located ;
nun^^e’s station with ample lobby
and tliere is a small comfortable
The additional .square footage
api)roximales 2<),n0(), bringing the
plant total to 52,000.
Tho plant now rtpre.senls an
inve.stimenl of approximately
'The new parking area can ac-
Cfunmodate .30 more cars.
'riiere are two large ehwnlors.
Kirst addition to the original
Jl)lant was in 1953 with 12 beds.
rKourleen more were added in
J955, another 25 in 1900.
CPO Poteat, 44,
Chief Petty Officer John Alfred
Poteat, 44, of 604 Temple Street,
Kings Mountain, died Tuesday at
5 p.m. in Betho.sda Naval Hospi
tal, Bethesda, Md., following open
heart surgery it was learned here
Native of Kings .Mountain, he
had been in service for 10 years
and had just eomi)leted an 18-
months tour of duty in Vietnam.
He is survived by his widow,
.Mrs. Hazel Ivey l\)teal; his par
ents, Mr. and .Mrs. Clarence F. Po
teat .of Kings Mountain; son, Ric
ky David Poteat; two brotliers,
Sgt. Donald Poteat of Harrisburg,
Pa., and Robert Poteat Of Winstan-
The body is hedng shi[)iK'd to
Harris Funeral Home in Kings
Mountain where tuneral arrange
ments will be announced later.
quest of \V. K. Mauney, Ji., far
rezonin-g a punrl of land on
East Ciold sireet frc:Ti liglit in-
'>ustry to heavy industry desig-
najlion; bt request of James and
Biamda Cogdill for ivzoning ol a
lot at th(* intersection of Cleve
land avenue and Church street
from residential to neighbyrhood
business designation; c) reciucst
of Arthur Hell for re/oning d"
three lots of the Harry Falls
ptlat from residential to neigh-
borhocTj business designation.
Funeral services far Hasting
Jaekson of 112 N. Watterson
Street wore conducted Tuesday at
2 p.m. from the.St. Paul Holine.ss
Church in Lawndale with the
Rev. Samuel Martin officiating.
Burial was in the church come-
Jackson difnl Saturday at the i ^ ‘*v inuu^nn icn u,
home of his daughter, Mrs. MableI \oItioh Marvin Teer is chairman.
J. Davis. I has accepted 55 per cent of the
Surviving are four daughters, i quota. UF Prc'sident J. C. Brid'^es
fiee said ye.sterday receipts tliu.s
far have been receiu'd a.s foliows: ;
industrial division, $1,120; cor-;
n spondence, $300; .sidiools (three i
reported) $.521.50; proie.<.sional,
$335; and ad/ance gills, $1,807.
Sharing in tho 1971 fund are
eight lo<al ageneio.s: .Ministerial
Helping Hand, $,3,600; Bay Scouts
Piedmont Council, $7,972; Amer
ican Red Cros.'s, v'le\ eland County,
$a,5()(); Ciirl Scouts Pioju*er v'oun-
cil, $3,7750; Kings Mountain High
Sc-hool Band, $2,550; King.s Moun
tain Rescue Squad. $4,584; Kings
Mountain High School chorus,
$1,4<X); and Salvation Army,
$1,600. North Carolina Commun
ity Services, budgeted at $3,074
of the total, include such varied
agencies as the Children's IltMne
Society of North Carolina, Trave
ler’s Aid Association of America
and the N. C. Mental Health As-
TO CONFERENCE—Cindy Alex
ander, daughter ol Postmaster
and Mrs. Charles Alexander,
represented t)ie county at the
Governor's Conference on Chil
dren Youth September 29th in
To %eah Sunday
On Russian Trip
Ciudy jMexander. 11th ^
Kings Mountain High School who
was one of the 250 GiK>d News
Singers wlio made tho trip to
Russia during tho summer, will
tell of her trip and show slides
made during the h\’o-weoks stay
behind the Iron Curtain at West-
over Baptist Church Sunday, Nov
Cindy’s talk will include her
own and otliei e.xperiences of the
.... . urtii aim uiiit'i icrices oi uie
*t ^ bud-1 group during their singing tour
geted at $500 with $569.72 in a
The industrial division, of
Mrs. Davis of tho homo, Mrs,
Fran'eis Gille.spic of Toledo, Ohio.
Mrs. Onelioas Glenn and Mrs. Liz
zie McGill of Shelby: son, the ord figure
Rev. Hoover Jackson of Shelby; \
two .sisters, Mrs. Louise Wilson)
and Mrs. Flossie .McKinney of!
Shelby; brother, Willie Jaekson ofi
Newi>ort NtAvs, Va.; 20 grand-:
cliildrcn ami six greai-grandchil-
has appealed to area rosidimts to
be generous in their txnilributioas
as workers seek to reach tho rec-
which vN'as conducted by Van
Ramsty of S.hclby, minister of
music at First Baptist Church
Special music will also be on
the program, which is scheduled
for 7 p.m.
Get Top Interest
Kings Mountain and ('le\eland
l\.unly ciiizctis go to the i]m>Us
TiU'Sfiay a!)ng witii their mugh-
bars tlu ajghoiit .NorHi Carolina to
cho;’.-;c 0 riciab’ from courthouse
t • Congress.
Po!!-, cj!<'n at 6:36 a.m. and
cl- /e at 6:.30 p.m.
Prime intcre.-t in Cleveland
centers on tAc- contests: 1 i the
196^ re-) lay oi the tcntii district
(OMlc-^t 1., L. S. rc(-,t*sentativc
J;im< s 3'. Brayiiill. the Rt publican
incumaenl and Ba.sil L. Wliilonci.
six-t(‘. m ex - Congressman and
Democratic chailengei, and
2) the conte.-it between J. Ollie
' Harris, Kings .Mountain Democrat
■ and Jim Atkins, Gastonia Ite.-pub-
' Lean to succeed ndiring Senator,
! JiU’k H. Wl)itc as .<t.ue senator. \
\ Other rac('s Kings Mountain
I and Clev( land voteis will help de
I t('rmine are for state Hou.se of,
' Jh'i)r4'sf ntatives, where Ki'presen-,
laiive W. K. Mauney, of Kings!
. M .untaim is an odds-an favorite'
to d(‘feat Repubjii'an A. Hobart,
(Jri'ene, and wliere Senator Mar-
j shall Itau.'h, of Gastonia, is sim-'
: ilarly faviTed to repulse the chal-j
h'nge of John MoBrayer. |
j Another race with Kings Moun- :
! tain interest attends the candi- i
; da:y of liepubliean Bob Man«»r,
I Kings Mountain insuruncernan,
who is a candidate for one of two'
seats on the county commission.
I Tlie Democrats are B. E. (P(;p)
aimmon.s, commission chairman,
and Phil Rucker, along with Sim
mons victor in the May Demo
cratic primary. Incumbent Demo
crat Charlie Greene is retiring.
In tho “sioep-easy” unoppu.scMj
list are the.se Democrats: veteran
Slu'riff Hav-wood .Allen. Mrs. Ruth
Dedmon, candidate for cleris of
Superior Court. M. D. (Bub) Walk
er. candidate to succeed Ollie
Harris as coroner, John R. Friday,
candidate to succeed retiring Su-
p<'rior Court Judge P. C. Frone-
borger, and W. Hamp Child.s, can
ditiale for solicitor of Superior
TOP OF THE TICKET — Former Representative Basil L. Whitener#
Gostenia Democrat, seeks to regain at Tuesday's election, the
tenth district congressional seat he lost in 1968 to Republican
James T. BroyhilL of Lenoir.
Opens On Friday
Oi Simon Comedy
,,v is the son of Mr. and Mr.s. | Tickets are now on sale for the
T. H. Canii>o. 208 Virginia avenue. Kings Mountain Little T'i(vjtr<''s
Bessemer City, and ‘husband of I pr<'sentation of "Barefoot In Tito
the former Diane Anderson,; Park”, which will be given at
S/Sgt. Forney Canipe
Returns To Vietnam
8, Sg"t. Fcrney K. Canipe left
OciulH?r 19 for his seco’id tour of
duty in Vietnam.
daughter of Mr. and Mrs; G. L.
Anderson, of Kings Mountain.
The Canipes have four children.
Parking meter receipts for tho
week ending Tuesday totakHi
$165.26, including $11.15 from
off-street meters and $154.11
Horn on-street meters and fines.
Dr. Craig Jones will tell of
his journ(‘ys in Spain and North
Africa via "air chair o.xpross’' at
the Thursday noon meeting of
the Rotary club at King.s Moun
tain Country Club.
^ ..laiiv/uai 11,UULU11UII W CCA WHI
IIm regular monthly meeting of special invitation issued by Sup-
the Kings Mountain Improvement, erintendent Donald Jones for par-
.4s.sociaiion will be held Sunday,' ents to visit classrooms and
November 1. at the Community school facilities.
Building on Cleveland Avenue. ■
Meeting time is 5 p.m. Martha Bridges, chairman
Tho.se interested in bewming! local observance which is
affiliated with the organization ; J^pon.sored by the public re
arc asked to attend.
the Woman’s Club in lour pei-
■November 6 and 7 are the first
sliow dates with the set'ond dates
scheduled November 13-14. Each
curtain opening will be at 8 p.m.
Ray Holmes is stage manager
.^or the Neil Simon play while
Nancy Wiesener is pnjmpter;
Kathy Cox, sound and lighting;
Kings Mountain schools are : Aubrev
joining schools throughout the na-' man.' ^ * house chajT-
tion this week in observance of i * ,
National Education Week with |
187 New Voteis
In Number 4
Nimubor 4 Township's four re
gistrars added 187 new voters to
the poll'b(K)ks during Hie registra
tion iM'riod whkdi ended Saturday.
Tho nc^w voters brought Hie to
tal luimlxT of registrations in the
lown.siiijp to .5864.
West Kings Mountain, with a
total of 2512 registrants, added 95
East Kings .Mountain, scHond
largest at 17(i:i, addtvl 53.
iBethware, with 36 now voters,
nearc'd the lliou.*^and mark at 9.54.
Grover n'pojted lhr(*o new vot
ers and a total of 6.35.
This weekend, October 31 - Nov
ember 1. YAAP (Young Adults Ac
tion Program) will sponsor a pro
gram on drug abuse with two in
formative sessions to be led by
a groupyoung people from Au
gusta. Ga. who are c.x-dope ad
The young [X'oplc refer to their
work us "Oix'ration Salvation”
and oacli time they hold a meet-
..... Ing they giv4» inspiring festimon-
, John Henry Moss, has as ils!i<?s of how Christ brought them
: ^hemo "Shape Schools For The | from the ver>* depths of drug ad-
; 70’s” and is designed to draw the i diction to the infinite heights of
■ public's attention to the public j love and faith.
I classrooms and give a belter in-
I sight to modern teaching and
I lutions committee of the North
! Carolina Association of Educa
tors, said yesterday this year's
observance has generated more
interest in the area than in for
mer years and that the sch.>o]s
have onjoycii greater visitation.
The week. October 2.5-31. pro-
claimi'd National Education Week
in Kings .Mountain hy Mayor
laycee Hallowe'en Carnival Set
Foi Satuiday Night; No Charge
Kings Mountain Jaycees will be
official hosts to all spooks and
gtyhlins Saturday night wiien they
will sponsor a IlalkAvc’en Carni
val at The Community Center.
Everyone is invited to attend
the event, which will feature a
cake dance, games, tricks and
^'ats for children. Judging will
' held with a prize to go to
wirmer of the best costume.
!No 'admission to tho carnival
will ilTe charged While a charge
of 10 cents will ‘bo imade lor par*
ticipLlion In the 'games. (Refresh-
I menls v/ill also bt* sold during
j Bill Grissom chairman of this
’ year’s carnival, rcweakul that pro-
j eecfls from the project will b(»
I used to purchase a flag ix>le to
I be erected at Kings Mountain
: High School and also to aid in
decorating a float to be entered
in tho Christmas parade.
The fun eiN’cning will get under
way at 7 p.m.
, - -—....
] classroom work among parents.
j Faculties and students have
I been actively involved in Hie oh-
I servanc«' and all of Kings .Moun-
. tain lia‘- Ikhmi made awar<' of the
I special week through school dis-
I Ml.-jy."- v\hich have been j>Iaced in
downtown store window.s. Many
: slr>ppers have stO(p;)ed t(' browse
■ and di.scuss the di.splays. Mrs.
^ Bricige.s said.
They will be at the Kings
Mountain Community Center Sat-
urday evening at 7;30 p.m. to
meet with all interested adults
and tell them how they may iii-
fluejice their children to stay a-
way troni drugs. Tliev will also
giv<' a W('alth of other informa
tion and anfwver any (juestions
that may arise.
On Sunday afternoon at 2:30
p.m., the group will hold a se.s-
ision at the Community Center
Students are hosting the visita- : ^ young pvoplo only to dis<‘uss
: tion and aiding by eonduelingl dangers of drugs^ There' will
' visitors thromzh sch.)ol facilities! plenty of time for a question
j e)r to cla.ssro(mis of tlu'ir ehoice. ; answer p(*riotl, a .s])okosman
3'he eight schools within the:®*^“l.
Kings .Mountain sy.stem are at- I
I tenided by 4,179 stink'nts while
j 185 teaclieis are employed.
I Richard Green is NC.AE presi-
TREATMENT PLANT SHOWN — Mayor John Henry Moss de
scribes functions of the instrument panel at the new Buffalo
Creek water treatment plant to a group of visitors at Sunday
oftemoon's “progress" tour. An estimated thousand persons visit
ed "the new plant which is expected to be furnishing water to
the city in about ten days. Woter mains are now being sanitized.
On completion, water samples will be sent to the State Board
of Health. Approval of the tests will enable to put the system
King.s .Mountain mcrchanis
■will stage a Christmas p-aradc on
Ocmiihor 1th for Hu* fii-sl time
in scv('ral years.
Since tlio la.s(t parade, members
of the Kings Mounlain .Mer
chants risso.'iatfon have btM'n in-
' vesting Christmas season promo
tion casli in n'furhisliing outdoor
I Christmas lights and ' k'coration.'s.
, Mrs Ida Joy, association so.'tc-.
I tary, said six fl-oats are definite
, entries, with more anticipated.
I Yes, iSanta Claus will be on
Kings Mounlain B<>aul\ Slioiis
have (‘ollaborated to provide 'i
k’lft to make miludv’s .sfav in
Kings Mountain hospital more
The lx'auty shop.s had installed
a special lavatory and side cani-
net for necc'ssary su|>lies to muke
Additionally, high scluxd cos
metology student.s do the sham-
wht*duJo, Administrator Gradv
REV. BUSH'S TOPIC
The Rev. N. C. Bush will use
os his sermon topic Suudav.
November 1. at .the 11 o’elov'k
, worship hour at Grace Aletho-'
' dist Church "The Gospel of the
1 Grace ol God ^