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Final Approval GivenCanslerRedfcvelopmentProject
A T4TTD an- final annroval of this Droiect tain, a program the city
By MARTIN HARMON
Final aiiproval was given
Wednesday at noon to Kings
Mountain’s 110-acre Cansler
Street area urban renewal
projtHit, lOlh district United
States Representative James
T. Broyhill informed Mayor
John Henry Moss.
Final approval means a
$2,735,593 federal grant via
the Department of Housing
and Urban Development for
the estimated $3,859,000 pro
ject. Of the $3.8 million to
tal, $887,404 is to be supplied
by other agencies of govern
ment, state, county and city,
most of it “in kind” rather
than cash, and much of it
already spent and “in place”.
The area is generally
bounded by City street,
Cansler street, Waco road,
Watterson street and West
In the area, some 80 per
cent of the 225 residences
are to be razed and replac
ed — principal purpose ol
the urban renewal project.
However, according to the
plans, numerous additional
benefits will accrue — wid
ened streets, expanded street
lighting, utilities services
improvements and a “green
acres” or park area.
Home owners Who re-build
will be eligible for subsidy
Gene White, director ol
the Kings Mountain Rede
velopment Commission, said,
“We should begin acquiring
properties, particularly of
dwellings already condemn
ed and now vacant, within
Application for HUD ap
proval of the Cansler area
project was made on July
Mayor Moss said, “The
city is greatly appreciative
of the continuing coopera
tion of Representative Br9y-
hill and his staff in gaining
final approval of this project
which will produce a dra
matic change in revitalizing
the project area, perhaps
the most blighted area in
the whole city. It is a major
step toward fulfilling the
goal of a suitable home for
every citizen of Kings Moun
tain, a program the city
hopes to continue througn-
out the seventies, via tne
proposed federal Community
lievelopment Act which has
bi-partisan support and is
expected to become law in
time to be effective next
Hreater Kings ^1.914
City Limits 8.465
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spAvinl Uultf*!! MtatM Bursau ol tbo Conaua laport a
lanvarr 1966. und lucludM *ho 14,990 popiilotlua 0
MtuuMr 4 Township, and tu* rowolnlng 6,124 wy
N.'saMi S Township, tn Clovelond County and Cfoardar*
iw <VTo*oa Cownty.
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Kings Mountain, N. C.. Thi^d^. November 2. 1972
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PHOTECTED OFFICE FOB BRICK FTOM — Stewart-Ccoper Architects of Gastonia prepared the archi
tect's drawing, above, of a proposed new office for Kings Mountain Brick on Grover road.
DAB CITIZEN — Janet Bridges,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
BiidgeSv is DAR Good Citizen
topped for the coveted honor by
Colonel Frederick Hambright
Chapter DAR. Miss Bridges is
alsc the city's 1972 Carrousel
Princess representing th© com
munity in the Thanksgiving
Day CaroUnas Carrousel in
Janet Bridges, a senior and
daughter of M •. and Mrs. J. C.
Bridges, has been named D.A.R.
C-uo.l Citizen of the Year at Kings
Mountain hi.^Jh school.
Miss Brlciges was chosen by
the ‘^aculty of KMMS over two
other senior girls nominated by
men ' ors of the senior class.
Miss Bridges and other win
ners from District Two wore en-
t(*rl;iined on Saturday, Oct. 14, on
;i trip to Kings Mountain Na
tional Park. They were shown
slides, ani given a gun demon
stration at the museum and also
\valk(*<l the battle trail and had
lunch at the picnic area. Mrs.
Conlinuid On Page E^ght
thumbnail Facts ^
()fii Tuesday Election
H( re aire thumbnail facts cm
Tuesday’s general election:
rdls open: 6:30 a.m.
Poll 1 close: 7:30 p.m.
iNo. 4 Township 'Polling Places:
Kast Kings Mountain, City
Hall: West Kings Mountain,
Armory; Bethwarc at Bethware
.sMiog'I; and Grover at Grover
K('-;(Ue Squad building.
Ao. of Ballots: Six. done for
state offices, one for county and
(Mstrirt offices, one for 'Judge of
SuiM'rior Court 21.st district, one
for U. S. Senator and meimhcr
i'n Congress; president.iial ballot
\ and aimendments ballot.
* Na. Tcgistercd to vote Bn coun
No. registered to vote In No.
: Township: 6.326. ,
Work has begun op a new of
fice building for Kings Mountain
■ Brick, Inc.
I Donald H. McGinnis, president
of 'Kings Mountain Br ck, said the
' floor area will contain 2,000
square feet of si)ace. Construction
is by Stewart-Cooper Architects
The brick used on the building
is white vvirccut face brick as is
manufactured by Kings Mountain
Brick. The glass is bronze color- ■
All offices will be fully carpet
ed and the lobby, conference room
and office areas will feature ex
posed wood beams and ceilings.
VFW To Conduct
Poppy Sale Here
Sti-cct sale of poppies will be
conducted Saturday by members
of Frank B. Glass Post 9811, Vet
erans of Foreign (Wars.
The poppy sale opens Poppy
Week in the city.
Mrs. ‘R(i ert Ruff, president of
the Auxiliary, encourages cit zens
to honor the war, dead by help
ing the living and wearing a me-
miirial poppy. The poppies are
made by disabled veterans in four
veterans hospitals across the
state. Procee<ls are used by dis
abled veterans and their families.
Dr Paul Ausley will use the
sermon topic, ^'Positive Steward
ship” at Sunday morning worship
hour at 11 o'clock at Fir::t Pres
A 17-^earold Kings Mountain
youth,^Jimmy Hannon, is iu
Kings Mountain hosp tal in fair
condition after being accidentally
shot Saturday night at 8 p. m.
.Accoixiinjg to police, the acci
dent oceurnHl at Surber’s Mus
tang Station on East Kings street.
OHicers M. M. Hunter and
Phillip Witherspoon, who investi
gated the shooting, gave this re
A 13yenr-o[d hoiy stated that;
he romovixl a .32 calibre pistol |
from a desk drawer and removed i
the magazine. He pulled thOj
trigger and a bullet, which was in
the chamber, fired and struck
The youth, Hannon and an
other person inside the station
gave the same account. The offi
cers sa'd they found the pistol on
1 the floor, beside chairs where the
‘hoy and the victim were sitting,
RE - ELECTED — William L.
Plonlc, Kings Mountain dairy
man, was re-elected president
of the Cleveland County Farm
Bureau during the annual ban
quet meeting Thursday night at
It was a quiet Halloween in
Kings Mountain, according to Po
lice Chief Tom McDevitt.
. “I was real pleased,” McDevitt
said. “We had no damage or any
meanness to si>eak of . . . mostly
just a lot of firecracker shoot-
Homer A. Kilgore, 65, of Route
2, die<i Tuesday night at Char
lotte Memorial Hospital of in
juries sustained when he waf:
struck by a car about 6:40 p.m.
Tuesday at the intersection of
West King Street and Railroad
The driver of the car, J. D. Mar
tin, 45, of Route 1, Grover, and
witiH'ssi'S told investigating po
lice officers R. G. Hall and D. D.
Ivey that Kilgore steppevi frcim
the sidewalk into the path of
Martin's car after the car left the
stop light at the intersection.
Cleveland County coroner M. D.
Walker held a hearing Wedni's-
day aftornexm at City Hall and
iitled the accident unavoidable.
According to police chief
Thomas McDevitt. Kilgore was
rushed to Kings Mountain Hos
pital for treatment of injuries
and was being transferred to
Charlotte Memorial by the life
saving crew when he stoppi'd
brenthing. The life saving crew
txansiiortt'd him to Gaston Mem
orial, wiiere he was revived and
taken on to Charlotte. Ho died
shortly after arrival at Charlotte
Funeval arrangements, which
j are ineomiplete, will be announc-
1 ed by 'EiUoe Mortuaiy of Shelby
Kings Mountain’s George Wil
son will Tc one of five persons
induclcd into North Carolina’s '
American Legion Baseball Hall
Ol Fame al its annual banquet
here on January 20.
Sparky Anderson, manager of
the National l^eague champion
Cincinnati Reds, will ':e guest
speaker for the event which will
top baseball brass.
Wilson, now in charge of sales
for Klutts Machine of Gastonia,
played on two state champion
ship legion clubs in Gastonia ani
later spent 18 years in profes I
sional baseball. |
A first baseman. W'son .still
hokls the career minor league
home run record. He had major
league stints with the New York
Giants and New York Yankees
and appeared with the Yan
kees in the 1957 World Series
against the Milwaukee Braves.
Wi’son played several years in
Japan and si^nt two years as
manager of the Tokyo Giants.
After retiring as an act vo play
er, he served as General Mana
ger of Shelby’s Western Carolina
League entry before turning to a
career in sales.
Wilson’s brother. Carl, who
has been associatt'd with the
Kings Mountain American Legion
baseball program for many years,
is in charge of the January
banquet and says he will an
nounce plans in the near future
Free public planetarium pro
grams are being shown each Sat
urday at 3 p.m. and each Sunday
at 3 and 4 p.m. at Schiele Mu
seum of Natural History and
“The Star of lEcthlehem” will
will be shown as a Thanksgiving
Day soecial at 3 p.m. for one
SPEAKER — Boyce M. Strodley,
Gastenia pilot wilt be guest
speaker at Grace United Metho
dist church Sunday evening at
A Gastonia p lot ~ Boyce M.
Stradley - organized “Wings for
Christ” after his private plane,
a Cessna 172, was hijacked from
Gastonia intoCiP a April 22, 1970.
'Mr. Stradley will relate some
of his experiences at Grace Unit
ed Methodist church Sunday even
ing at 7. appearing on a program
I sponsored by Method'st Youth.
The chain oL events which fol
lowed until Stradley’s safe arri
val back in Gastonia some 2.5
hours later croate<l havoc for the
IU31 and Federal Aviation Agen
cy. the Helms Construction Com
pany pi’ot said yesterday.
I Strailey said ho readily admits
! he "was scared to death while
: taxiing Ira Meeks and D'ane Mc
Kinney in a hop scotch pattern
across the southern slates. “It
was the first time 1 found my
self looking down the barrel of a
! revolver.” .'aid the 55-year old
veteran charter pilot. "Even if we
did make it to Cuba. I had visions
I Oo7itinncd On Page
Cleveland ccunty cHizens join
I their fellcw.-’ throughout the na-
lion Tuc»sday in the quadrennial
nati''nal election to choose a
president for the coming four
Xert’a Ce."lirians will als^
elect a governor and United
I States 3r latoi, and a council of
stntf. a*i 1 .c.-fianders w-dl joiin
then neighbors in the lenlb von-
gicNicnai didrict to elc'jt a Unit
ed Slates representative. j
There are no local level races. |
1 L. L. (Josh) Hinnant. Coleman,
GcCortHi, and Jack Palmer, all
'Democrats, are unnppo:-cd for
I c'ieriion. as is Ralph Tucker,
I Democratic incumbent register of j
I deeds. Senator iMar?h’flll Rauch.
I and Reprcsentatiives W. K. Mau-
I ney, Ji., and Jack Rhyne, Demo-
I -crats. for the state senate, are un-
* cfpesed as are Representatives
Robert Janc.^ and Ro-bf rt Palis and
D/. Jack Hunt, Democrats, for the
stale Hou.se o* 'Representatives.
President Richard (M. Nixon, Re-
putlig&n. is challenged for re-
clcetion hy Senator George Mc
Govern, Democrat, and Represen
tative Jack Schmitz, American
Chief slate office intcre:d al-!
tends the raice for governor and
j U.S. Si nator.
I HargTo\^e (Skipper) Bowles, of
I Greensboro, is the Democratic
I standard-bearer and Representa-
i live James Holshouser, of Boone,
I is the Republican candidate.
j U. S. Representative Nick Gali-
fianakLs. Democrat, and ex-radio
I cemmentator Jesse Helms, of Ra-
! leigh, seek to succeed U.S. Sena-
j to; B. Eve rett Jordan, defeated by
Galifianakis in the -run-off Dom-
Perhaps greatest 'interest in
council of state ra-ces attends the
challenge by Mrs. Grace Rohrer,
Winston-Salem Republican, of vet
eran SccTctary of State Thad
Fure, Democratic incumbent since
For attorney - general, Nick
Smith, Ropu'blkan amd Kings
Mountain native, is challenging
incumbent Democrat Robert Mor
Hargrove (Skipper) Bowles)
FOR U. S. SENATOR
31Ji3 Clevelanders Registered
To Vote: Township Total 6.326
enBEHNATOBIAL CANDIDATE HERE - Horgror* (Skipper) Bowles. Democrotfc condW-rte for
ers shook hands with BdWles at City Hall wher© he presented a. new flag to the city.
(Photo by 1. G. AUxander) ^
The Cleveland County Board of
Electii.ns is basy piwessing ab-
.-^entee ball it nKpiests for next
luesdriy’.s general eleetion.
I The hTard has reeeived 396 ab-
' senl(*e reipiests, 252 military re-
qiusts and 48 Prc'sidential (pr)
j voter.? ctHpiests.
' Mrs. Brenda Hamilton, secre
tary to the bjard, said Wednes-
, day that the majority of the ipor-
I sens appbing for absentt'e bal-i
- lolj are college students. '
'Mrs. Hamilton said 31.753
‘Tns are registered to vole in!
Cleveland C<nnity and 1.215 oft
those are between the age; of 18^
and 21 yeaiN. A total of 6.32tfare!
registerc<l to vote in No. 1 Town
The polls Tuesday will open atj
6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.,
those hour.s being the same as,
in the primary elecUons. 1
Saturday At 5
Bethlehem Volunteer Fire De-
p:»rlmont will serve barbecued
chicken Satuitlay from 5 until 8
p.m. at the (k'partment headquar
ters in the Bethlehem commlnlty.
I’roceeds will be used to help
pay for e(]uipment already on
order, and plates will be $2.00.
l^Tsons may pivfer to have
supper in the BV’^FD dining room
or to take oixlcrs home, said a
Tliore will be a gospel sing
ing Siiturday, November 4 at
7:00 at 'Midview Baptist church.
The Fred Williams Full Gospel
Singt'Ts and the RK'orside Quar
tet will be featured in the