Rendering by Peterson-Clary, Architects, of new Kings Mountain Governmental Services Building
Application To EDA For $999^250
Total Funding Grant Asked For City Hall
By TOM McIntyre
Application has been made to the U. S. Department of Commerce,
Economic Development Admlnlatratlon for full funding for construction
of a govemmentsd services building In Kings Mountain.
■nie federal grant requested In the 180-page application submitted to
EDA In Atlanta today totals $890,350 for the proposed 36,000 square foot
Plans for the new “city hall” and for the application were revealed
Monday night during the board of commissioners meeting. Moodye
Clary, representative of Peterson-Clary, Architects of Charlotte, said the
application Is being made "the Local Public Works Capital Development
and Investment Program,” which was spawned under the Public Works
Employment Act of 1678.
The firm of Peterson-Clary was hired Monday night to design the
building and assist In making application for a 100 percent grant. Mayor
John H. Moss said, “The application asks for the total amount needed for
construction of the facility. The guidelines state an eligible municipality
will either receive full funding or nothing under the program.”
VOL. 87 NO. 48
KINOS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA 88086 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 88. 1976
31,073 Voters Are Registered
Turnout Expected At
Next Tuesday when lOngs Moun-
tlaiu go to the polls they will receive
a handful of ballots to mark.
Seven different ballots have been
printed ‘'cmtalnlng the names of
candidates for President to Soil and
Watei -. onservatlon ' Astrlct Super
But It Isn’t as Lad as It sounds
because In some cases voters wl'J
have very little choice In who they
For Instance, the State Officers of
the Qeneial Court of Justice ballot
ccntsdns the names of 10 Democrat
candidates for Judge and only one
Republican. The lone OOP candi
date Is Samuel A. Howard and he
opposes J. Frank Husklns for
Associate Justice of the State
On the county and district office
ballot the only OOP opposition to a
full Democrat slute Is In the
Cleveland Oounty Commissioners
and Register of Deeds races.
Fred T. Leigh and Vernon L.
Pattersm Sr., the OOP candidates,
race Democrats Hugh Dover,
Coleman Ooforth and Jack Palmer
Jr. for commissioner seats. Three
seats are open this election.
Democrat Margie Hoyle Rogers
faces Republican J. Hunt Hannah
for Register of Deeds.
The lone candidate for the single
district supervisor of the Cleveland
County Soil and Water Conservation
District office Is Samuel A; Jenkins.
This Is a non-partlssm race.
In a special election ballot Cleve
land CounUans will consider a pro
posed local tax of 10 cents per $100
valuation to be used as a supplement
to educators In the county school
The fifth ballot Is for the lOth
Congressional District race between
Incumbent Rep. James T. BroyhlU
and challenger John J. (Jack) Hunt.
BroyhlU Is completing his seventh
term as this district's Congressman.
Dr. Hunt seeks the office for the first
time. Hunt has served In the N. C.
Senate prior to his candidacy for
Congress. A Democrat, Dr. Hunt Is
from Cleveland County. Rep. Broy-
hlll Is from Lenoir.
The sixth ballot Is for State Of
ficers and the candidates are from
four political parties. The Liber
tarian Party offers only one can-
Tum The Qock
Back One Hour
Eastern Standard Time begins at 1
a. m. Sun., Oct. 81.
DayUght Saving Time wUl go Into
Umbo untU 1977.
Remember to set your clocks back
one hour before retiring this Satur
day night or Sunday
dldate — Arlan K. Andrews Sr. — for
The American Party offers six
candidates. For Governor and
Lieutenant Governor — H. F.
I hub) SeaweU Jr. and Arils F.
Pettyjohn; for Secretary of State —
T. M. Long; for Commissioner of
Agriculture — Edwin B. Drury;
Commission of Labor — Robert W.
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PhUlp BoUlnger was the most
surprised man In Kings Mountain
Back In July he droi^ed In to Odus
Smith's Western Auto Store on S.
Cherokee St. and at the Inslstance of
a friend, registered In a WA contest.
The 19-year old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Orayton BoUlnger of 8600
ParkdsUe Clr. had no Idea he would
win anything because the contest
was being run nationwide through
the 6,000 Western Auto dealerships.
Monday PhUlp was told he had
won the grand prise.
$1,860 In cash.
“I can't beUeve It,” he said. “Just
think. If Just one person had
registered at each of the Western
Auto stores It would be odds of 6,000
to one.” He has no Idea how nuuiy
people registered, but figures the
odds sigalnst him winning must have
A Spectrum Textured Fibers, Inc.
employe and unmarried, PhUlp said
he would take part of the money and
pay his bUls, “then start thinking
about a new car.”
The winner was presented the
check Monday afternoon at the local
Western Auto Store by Odus Smith,
owner-manager; Western Auto's
sales manager, J. E. Green, and
distribution center manager, R. J.
The odd-doUar amount (1,860),
according to Green, represents the
1,860 custom colors of paint sold by
Western Auto. Second prises In the
contest were Paint Your Home
packages (up to 10 gaUons of paint,
brush, roUer and trays and a 16 foot
Smith said a new contest —
Western Auto’s Home Entertain
ment Spectacular — la now under
way. The prises Include a dosen 36
Inch color TV consoles and 64 color
portables with a 18 Inch screen.
Did Philip Bollinger enter? Just as
fast as he could.
One of the program regulations is that a registered architect be em
ployed by the applying munlclpaUty.
Mayor Moss said today that EDA began accepting appUcatlons for the
program Tuesday and the deadline Is November 16.
“EDA wUl make Its selections and approve applications on December
10,” Mayor Moee said. "If Kings Mountain Is approved or denied, we wlU
know by December 37.”
The mayor said should the city's application be approved that regula
tions caU tor on site construcUon to begin on March 16, 1977. Should the
city be approved the new city haU construction will begin at the ssune
time the Canaler St. Urban Renewal Project and the KM Housing
Authority low rent housing construction program ends.
"The application figure of $999,260 Is for construction of the facility
only,” Mayor Moss said. "Acquisition of the land and furnishings for the
facility will have to be paid for by another method. ”
If the city’s application Is approved, the new facility should be com
pleted by March 16,1978. Under the construction guidelines, contractors
will have 366 days to complete the Job.
The new federally funded program was created, according to Architect
Clary, to pump money Into an unemployment area, to stimulate
construction programs. “Ills really a program to send dollars to cities In
need,” he said.
Guidelines for the Local Public Works Capital Development and In
vestment Program state that the act was established.
“To Insure that adequate consideration Is given to the relative needs of
the various sections of the country ... to fund projects that maximise
Immediate employment opportunities and, wherever possible, that
maximise employment opportunities for unemployed residents of the
project area ... to fund locally oriented projects that provide useful
public facilities In areas of Ugh unemployment and low Income ... to
fund projects that advance local plans and provide long-term benefits.. .
Under the Peterson-Clary plans submitted to the Board the new
facilities, which would be approximately two and a half times larger than
the present city hall, would ctxiUnue to house city administrative and
business offices, fire and police departments.
The building would cover the present site and run to the comer of S.
Piedmont and W. Mountain 3t. The buildings now on the site have been
purchased by the redevelopment commission and are slated for
Plans call for an entrsince behind the new building off W. Mountain St.
and for a drlve-ln window and throughway off 3. Piedmont. Utility bills
can be paid at the dilve-ln window. Fire and police department areas
would be much larger under the plan. A bay area for fire vehicles,
Bremen's quarters and offices have been sketched into the plans.
Firefighting vehicles would enter on W. Mountain 3t. Instead of 3.
If the tq)pllcatlon Is approved, the first phase of construction would
begin at the comer of 3. Piedmont and W. Mountain.
Including land acquisition and furnishing the new facility, the total
project could run $1.6 million.
At Bethware School
Photo By Tom McIntyre
GRAND PRIZE WINNER PhlUp BoUlnger of Kings Moantain accepts
a check for $1,860, grand prise In a nationwide Western Auto contest, from
Odus Smith, local WA owner-manager. Left Is J. E. Green, sales
manager, and right is R. J. Reynolds, distribution center manager.
Bethware School wlU formaUy
dedicate Its new addition at 3 p. m.
Sunday on the school grounds and
tours of the new faculty and a
reception will foUow.
Supt. Donald Jones, assisted by
members of the KM Board of
Education, wlU lead the dedicatory
rites. Rev. L. E. Hinton and Rev.
RusseU Fitts, both of the Bethware
Community, wUl lead the devotionsil
and prayers of dedication. Ac-
At Kings Moimtain Senhr High
Community Watch Program
On Rape Scheduled Tonight
“How To Say No To A Rapist And
TTiat is the theme of this month’s
Community Watch program to be
presented Thurs., Oct. 38 at 7 p. m.
at Kings Mountain Senior High.
Police Chief Earl Lloyd la In
chairge of the program.
Community Watch la sponsored by
the poUce department and CltlMns
On Patrol and Emergencies
(COPE), a large group of CB radio
operators who provide volunteer
The pubUc Is urged to attend this
Wlth the holiday season ap
proaching membera of COPE are
stressing the Importance of cltlsens
pcutlclpatlng In Operation Iden
COPE President Sam Tesenlar
said the organisation Is still
avaUable to any cidsen who wishes
to either borrow an engraving tool to
mark valuables or who wishes for
one of the COPE members to come
to their home and ID personal
"Here are some questions and
answers that wlU provide you with
general Information about the pro
gram,” Tesenlar said.
Q; What Is "Operation Iden
A. A program to discourage theft
and burglary by Identification of
valuables and notifying potential
thieves this action has been taken.
Q: How Is this accompUshed?
A. By etching one’s operator’s
Ucense number on portable Items
such as' bicycles, tools, radios,
appliances, TV sets, etc.
Q: Why does this discourage
A: A window sticker serves
notice that the Items have been
identified; thus. If stolen, would be
direct evidence against the thief
when found in his posseulon and
would also be moat difficult to trade
Q: Where do I get etching tool and
the window sticker?
A: CaII your local law en
forcement agency tor a list of
locations where this program Is
available. An etching tool will be
loaned to you and stickers provided
when you return the tool.
Q: Why not use the social security
number rather than the operator’s
A: Because the Social Security
Number cannot be used to trace
people (Federal restriction)
whereas the operator’s license
number can be traced readily by any
law enforcement agency, and wlU
revestl the Indlvldusd's most recent
Q: Has this program really
worked to prevent crime?
A: With nearly 6,000 participating
homeowners In Montery Park, since
1963 only twenty have been victims
of burglaries, and. In only one In
stance, were Identified Items taken.
Q: What other advantages would
such a program offer?
A: The North CaroUna Police In
formation Network (PIN) now has
the Identity and address of every
Ucensed driver In the State com
puterised. Hence, any North
Carolina law enforcement agency
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C'Ttance speeches will be made by
Gary Osburn, representing the
student body; Bobby Webster,
representing the P-TA, parents and
community; and Principal Ronsild
Nanney, representing the (acuity
Eugene Bumgardner, ac
companied by Mrs. Darrell Austin at
the piano, will sing a song of dedica
Kings Mountain Food Service
staff, assisted by Bethware Cafe
teria stSLff, WlU serve refreshments
In the new school csifeterla untU 4 p.
The handsome, new facilities
include a modern kitchen and cafe
teria, a library and media center,
office suite, health room, records
room, three spacious team rooms
tor groups of first, second grades,
conference rooms and office area,
librarian’s office, and InstructionsU
Bethware students wUl direct
guests on tours of the beautiful new
Principal Nanney said the com
munity is Invited to Join Bethware
area parents and students In
celebrating the occasion and In
specting the new addition.
The Kings Mountain Chamber of
Commerce and Merchants Associa
tion Is planning to publish 10,000
large detailed city maps for
Lyn Cheshire, chamber president,
said arrangements have been made
with Landmark PubUshlng Co. for
The maps will be paid for through
ads sold by lAndmark. Chamber
and merchsuit members wlU be
solicited tor ad spsu;e on the map.
Landmark will update the map for
the next three years.