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Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, May 13, 1971
PRICE TEN CENTS
Moss, Commissioners, Bridges Winners In Balloting
ELECTED ^ Palmer E. Huffstet-
P.i, Kings Mountain native, hcBS
been elected to the board of
Carolina Freight Carriers Cor*
WARD 1 COMMISSIONER
Clark’s Tire & Recapping Serv
ice will hold grand opening in
its ne wfacilil'ies on S. Battle
ground Avenue Thursday morn-
Mayer John Henry Moss will
conduct the ribbon cutting cere-
j monies at 10 a.im., assisted by
j Manager Charles (Chuck) Tern
! Tile new Kings Mountain busi-
j ness citizen, which feature's Good
year tires, appliames and auio*
mdbile service opened here some
WARD II COMMISSIONER
W. S. BIDDIX
WARD III commissioner
T. J. ELU^ON
WARD IV commissioner
WARD VI COMMISSIONER
tommy P. 3R1DGES
ICM Bowling Team
Scott Will Attend
Oat li-T aking Rites
Ma>"or John iTenry Moss and
incumbent city Commissioners
Ray \V. Cline, W. Seitmore Bid-
dix, T. J. Ellison, Norman King,
and James J. Dickey weror e-
elected easily on Tuesday.
Tommy Bridges defeated Joe A.
Neisler, Jr., 1257 to 859, for the
board of edu(?ation and P. A.
Francis, who was unonposed, wx>n
reeleetion to the education board
receiving 1412 votes.
Jonas Bridges led Kelly Dixon
by 105 votes for Ward 5 Commis
sioner, 69,3 to 5«8. Former Mayor
Dixon has a run-off call as three
>ther candidates garnered 637
votes. Mr. Dixon said Wednesday
night he will call a run-off. How-
ird Shipp had 410 votes, Charles
A’. Parker 160, and J£Lke Sipe 67.
The stockholders of Carolina
Freight Carriers Corpora! i o n
have elected a Kings Mountain
native to membership on the
cem't any's Board of Directors,
was namcti to fill I'he vacancy
rreal(\| by the resignation of W.
T. Robinson. The action was tak
en at the Annual Stockholders’
meeting held May 5 at Club Car
olina in Cherrj'vHle.
Carolina Freight Carriers Cor
poration has its general offke in
Clierryville. The huge trucking
company operate -13 terminal
facilities over a 19-siatP area of
the northeavSt, southeach and
•midAvest. Total revenues for
1970 exceeded $60,(XM),0()0, mak
ing it pface among the top 20
motor carriers in the nation of
illuffstetler practicril law in
Kings Mountain during 1901-62
and in 'Raleigh from 1962-64. He
joiiK’d Caroliiva in 1964 as Legal
Counsel and w^as named Secre
tary of the ’company in liM>9. He
is active in civic affairs having
served for 'the past three years
as chairman of the Zoning Board
of Adjustment in Cherryville.
PTA president 1969-70, president
jf cherryville ftotary 'Club.
Mrs. Huffstctler is the former
Mary Ann Beam wlntse parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Ben F. Beam, re
side in Kings iMounfain. The
aiuffstetlers have -two sons, Pal
mer, Jr., 9 and Ben Beam, 7.
■Huffsletler is a 1955 graduate
of Kings Mtmntain high school.
He rec(!iv(Mi his IB. A. from
Wake Forest University in 1959
and an I'L.B. degivo froim Wake
Ftiresd Law Scliool in 19(:il. 'His
parents are Mr. and Mrs. Dan
S. 'Huffsteller, former residents
Jive in Cliarlotite.
To Newberry Post
‘Mll*e Ware, assistant in the
Newberry/high school footk/.H
program the past four years, has
oecn named to succeed his broth
er-in-law, Jim Kimmell, as head
coach and athletic directoir.
Ware is son of Mr. and Mrs, S.
Hward A’are-of Kings Mountain.
Mr. Kimmell, husband of the
former Cornelia Ware of Kings
Mountain, resigned last month.
Ware, native of Kings Moun
tain, earned nine letters in three
sports at Kings Mountain high
sdhool, then played football at
CatavNba college before transfer
ring to Appalachian State Uni-
vt rsity. He earned his bachelor’s
degree from ASU, therf taught for
a year at Fort Mill before going
to Newberry as world history
teacher and line coach under
Funeral rites for Mrs. Lillie Et
ta McEntire, 78, of 822 North
Piedmont avenue, were held Sat
urday afternoon from the Chai>el
of Harris Funeral Home, inter-
mont following in Bessemer City
'Mrs. McEntire, wife of Stanley
Falls .McEntire, died Thursday
morning at 5 a.m. in Broughton
Memorial hospital at Morganton.
She was a native of Gaston
county, daughter of fhe lajte John
Faitmer and Annie BoWn M-cEn-
Surviving, in addition to her
husbatvd, is a sister, Mrs. Fallie
Metcalf of Gastonia.
Rev. N. C. Bush, pastor of
Grace United MeLiu?Jist church,
officiated at the final rites.
APPOINTED — Uinda Johnson,
Gardner Webb college student
from Kings Mountain, will
serve as a sunimeflnissionarY.
In Church Post
Linda Johnson, 611 Gantt !
Street, will woik as a summer;
'missionary in a Baptist church j
in Eatontow'n, New Jersey. 1
Linda is a junior this year at 1
Gardner-Weiiib College where her ]
major is social work. She plans
to attend a Baptist seminary
upon her graduation fn>m Gard
ner AVobb in 1972.
Limia will work in the South
Monmoth B'apuitist Church during
the summer as part of a pro
gram at <;ard!ierAVobb wJnoh is
diixx'ted by Rev. Charles Free
man, the oolle;e's mimsfer.
She will work in all phases of
the chiclui’s summer program in
cluding Vocation Bible Sidiool anJ
' I It’s official.
I Kings Mountain bowlers set
I national rec*oTds at the National
: Duc4<pin Tournament in Hagers-
I town, Md.
■ Mrs. R. S. (Jenny) Oates said
the mixed quintet, of which she
is a mem-ber, was notified last
week that the team took high
est sc'oring honors—1936—in the
mixed championship division
and were the champions. The
score is a record high for the
tournament, says Mrs. Oates, since
highest ever rolled in the tourna
ment w'is 1.912.
Ronnie Cui»>ertson led the scor-
■ingg with a 433 set followed by
Mrs. Bill (Lib) GauH with 402;
Jobn Dining with 389; Mrs. Oates
with 365 and Albert Brackett
Sixteen locai oowlers attended
the tournament which ended Sun
tOhampion's prize is $300 in
cash and a solid gold medal.
Funeral rites for Mrs. Margaret
Jane Meighan, 62. of 802 Third
street, were conducted F’riday
al'ternoon from Second Baptist
church, interment fallo^ving in
Mountain Rest cemetery.
iRev. Eugene Land, pastor ofilhe
ch u rch, off ici at etl.
Mrs. Meighan, wift* of Josepii
Paul Meighan, died at her home
at 802 Third street Thursday
morning at 1 a.m. after several
A native of Gaston county, she
was daughter of William VVeslc>
and Henrietta White Kiser.
She is also survived by five
brothers, Rufus. Melton. Fr^ and
Wesley Kiser, all of Kings Mtuin
tain, and James Kiser of Rofek
DELEGATE — Becky Coshion,
high school junior and daugh
ter of Mr. ond Mrs. Bill Cashion,
will be a delegate to Girls State
from the American Legion
To Girls' State I
Becky Cashion. rising .senior
student and daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Biii Cash:an, nas been se- ’
lerted to attend Girls’ State June
29-26 on the oam-pus of the Uni- ,
versity of North Carolina at
Mrs. Ken Cloninger, chairman
of the selection committee from
Otis D. Green Post 1.55 Auxiliaiy,
has already announced selection
of Miss Karla Smith, <laughter of
Mrs. Billie Smith and Kyle
The Auxiliarj’ annually .spon
sors t'W'o delegates and sele<'ts
them on the basis of scholarship.
lcaders.hip, character, honesty,
physical cooinerativeness. and in
terest in govorn'menf. Recipients
of tile honor must be in iiie up
per third of their class.
ine Mill employee, suffered a
heart attack Sunday morning
while visiting at liebron Colony
in Boone and is a patient in the
Intensi've Care Unit of the Boone
Mr. Blaekwell’s condition was
critical yesterday, relatives re
Mrs. Blackiwcll, the former -M'a-
ven Jolly, is remalTung at the
ihospital with her husband.
'Mr. Bla<‘kwel'l, in apparent good
I health, and his wife had gone
^ to the mountains Saturday*
a chuivh tx'Jisj.ts. Linda is a grad-! S. C.; and one .sister. Mrs,
u ite of Kings Mountain higli f'loyd Sipe of Greenwood, S. C.
school and her guardians are
Rev. and Mrs .Frank Sliirley.
MisN jerhnson m'clved the Col
lege Woman’s Club Scholarship
(kiring rc'coni Awards Day cere
monies at ardnerWCbb College.
She has been involved in many
exiracurrirular aK’tivities while at
Oa rd nor AVobli. She part ici pat es
in'I he Baptist Student Union and
in the Fellow.ship of Chriertians
United in Service.
Tlic scholarship is given an
nually by the College’s Wtmian’s
'Club to a worthy girl.
Mi.ss Cashion is a<*tive in the
Math club. LMin club. Future
Teacher’s, National Honor Socie
ty and Order of Rainbtw. She
ser\’es as pianist for the high
school choir, has played organ
and piano eight year.'# Slie is ac
tive in St. Matthew’s Lutheran
Poppy Day Sole
"Penny" Postcard, Now Five Gents,
Goes To Six, First Class To Eight
This is the last wc^ a penny
postcard w'ill wst a nickel.
Postage rates are going up
It will take eight cents to mail
a letter, 11 cents if you send it
by air. Second 'and third class
•mailing rates, plus some fourth
class rates, will jump from 10
i)c.rrenit. Sp<'oial delivery and reg-
isetered mall costs also will go
And the price of a penny post
card will be .six cents.
The May 16 boost comci' under
what the U. S. Postal Service
claims is its authority to make
by a group of mall users, led by
magazine and newspaper pu^-
li.shers, who seek to halt the in
creases until the rate commis
sion has time to M.
The edmmission is to begin
hearings Monday on a permanent
$1.45 billion a year revenue pnt*
U. S. District Court Judge Wil-
Ham B. Bryant is tentatively
scheduled to rule this we<'k on
the legality of the rate hike. But
postal authorities ffi7' confident
he will not bkxrk the increase.
Congress Xormerly set pastage
rates but that power was trans-
Robert Layton, Jr., 20 of Ham
let, was hospitalized yesterday
after receiving ixart of 44,(XX) volts . disabled veterans on May 22nd
G iv( rnor K itHTt W. )tt aviH
riltcnl oath-taking (•<*.''cni')Mu*s
for fic.'ted city and hoar-.i of tvlu-
caM.'ii ( rficiaL at 1 o’/lu-k Thurs
day a .ernoon at '".[y Hall. May
or Ji.hn Henry Mass announced
The Mayor said Cleveland
CV.unty officials and officials of
surrounding cities liave been in-
. vihj and arc expected to at-
The pr.bllc is likewise invited
I Governor Scott will have a bus>'
j day in Cleveland County. After
at tending the ceremonies here he
! j>lan.N tyy -Fpend the afternoon
j greeting friends at the Shelby
Recrea't'ion Center. ITT Mie ove-
I ring, he is si>eaking at Gardner-
Worth college at a dinner cele
brating the success of a fund
raising drive which was lieaded
by R. Patrick Spangler.
Mayor Moss commented, "The
city (fmimissioner.s and I are
very happy that Governor Scott
will attend the oath-taking cere 1
monie.s. believe this will be his ■
first visit to Kings Mountiiin
since ho was elortevi. He visited
Kings Mountain as lieutenant
governor, speaking at tiie Lions
club’s farmer’s night banquet and
also a gubernatorial candidates.
.All citizens are inviTTci to attend
the ceremonies and meet G<n’-
FoIl.:)Wing posting of the elec
tion results Tuesday night. May
or Moss told the crowd gathered
; at City Hall,
! "I am grateful for the support
given me in today.s voting by tlio
citizens <>f Kings Mountain and
also api>reciate the endor.som(*n<
' of the Moss Administration and
The Program of Progress.
‘I want to thank the many citi
zens who voted and worked for
j "I renew my pledge to continue
I working for a Program of Pro-
^ gre.-s for Kings Moumain so that
I C-verv citizen mav enjoy a bettor
HERE THURSDAY — Governor
Bob Scott will attend fweoring-
in ceremonies of elected city
officials Thursday at 1 p.m. at
City Hall and make a brief ad
David L. Saunders, owner and
manager of Saunders Cleaners,
has been elected president of the
Kings Mountain Lions club for
the coming year.
Mr. Saunders will succeed John
Other new officers will include
Richard Greene, first viice-pr«?i
dent; Charles Blanton, setx)nd
vice-president; Bill Bates, third
vii'c • president; Edwin Moore,
treasurer; Jim Downey, secretary;
Connie Allison, Lion tamer; Sam
Weir, tail twister; and Grady
Childers, assistianl tail twister.
Directors for 1972 are Bill Bates,
Fred Pritchard, and Richard Bar
Directors for 1973 are Grady
Childers, Howard Bryant and Carl
Mayor Moss’ victory over Rob
ert G. (^x was a landslide, 1661
to 282. The Mayor carried all six
wards by large margins with the
uggest a 576 vote majority in
A’ard 5. It will be the Mayor's
iBobby W. Scoggins ran be.st of
the challengers, receiving 604
votes in his race agaln.st Wa|d
1 Comm'issioner Kay W. Cline,
who received 1180. The Cline ma
jority was 576 V'otes.
Ward 6 Commi»ioner Dickey,
unopposed, w'as the leading vx>le-
getter for the commission with
1330. Ward 2 Commissioner Bid-
dix, also unopposed, received
1218. Ward 3 Commissioner Elli-
»on ea.«fily defeated two challerkg-
ers with 1114 votes to R. J. (Bob)
Smith’s 453 and Wilburn Haim*
% . .
It was the same story with
Ward 4 Commissioner Norman
King who polled 1113 to Kennetih
Roberts 369 and R. C^oleman
To Debra Rhea
Dbra Victoria Rhea, high school
.senior student and daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dixon Rhea, is
recipient of a Carl A. Rudisill
Foundation Scholarship Award,
announces Thomas W. Borland,
president of Carlton Yarn Mills,
Inc. of Salisbury.
Miss Rhea, who r^ks 11 in a
class of 2.56 at Kings Mountain
high .school, is also recipienit of
a $560 scholarship to Gardner
Webb college. She will pursue a
nursing career, for two years at
Gardner Webb and transferring
to the University of North Caro
lina at Charlotte.
Mkcj Rhea’s mother is an em-
p'.Dyee o.' Carlton Yarn Mills of
Miss Rhea is a member of First
Presbyterian church, served as a
Junior marshal, is a member of
Future Homemakers. Health Ca
reers club, Science club and Matih
club at the high school.
Legion Au.xiliary 1
I conduct the sale of:
red flower made bv
temporary increases in postal \ ferred to the postal Board of Gov-
rates (Kjnding a recoimmendation ] erhors when the Post Office De-
by the Postal Rate Commission. | partment was transformed into
The action is being challenged [ the U. S. Postal Serv ice.
of electricity in an accident,
The accident, according to po
lice rei)orts, occurred about 8 a.im.
jiLst inside Cleveland County near
the Gaston Ccninty line.
Layton reportedly, working
with an electrical construction
<Tcw. was apparently holding a
guy wire when a live wire came
in conlaci with it. The live wire
was reporteiily carrying 44,000
volts of elwtricity.
A Gaston Rural Police ambu
lance carried Layton to Kings
Mountain hospital where his con
dition was reported fair.
iLajmian’s Day will be ob.^erv-
ed Sunday at Grace .MethodivSt
church. Paul Howard will fill
'the pulpit and will ust* the
sermon topic, “A Ltiyitjan L(K)ks
At His Church" at the Sunday
morning wv)rship hour at 11
on downtown str<H'ts
Mrs. Lillian Mitcham, pnqect
chairman, said proceeds from
the peppy sale will support vet-,
eran’s service projects sponsqrt'd
by the women’s organization. '
Emergent oMiiniunication of
Fairview Lodge 339 AF & AM
will be held .Monday night at
7:30 p.ni. at .Masonic Hall h^r
vv'ork In the third rl(*gr<*e. Re
freshments will bt? servcHl after
the in(‘<Ming by Gearge B.)wen
and Kenneth E. Morrison.
K ing.<» Mou n t a i n K ivva n l a ns
and their wives will wlebrate
Ladies Nigiit ait the Pineville
Dinner Theatre. A charterc'd
bus will leave from the Wom
an’s club at 6:30 p.m. today.
The Giiston Choral Sdeiety will
present a concert the evenings o;
May 21 and May 22 at 8:15 p.m.
in Gas^lonia’s First Presbyterian
cliur li Fellowship Hall.
Mrs. Sue Phifer of Kings Moun
tain is a member the Choral
ncluded in flie program of mu
sic will be folk TTiiies, show
tunes and current pojHJlar tunes.
The interested community V
invited to attend.
Grover citizens re-elected May
or C. F. Harry, Jr. amf Fneumberrt
aldermen at the polls Tuesday.
Running unoposed were Ma>x)r
Harry and Aldermen W. TV. Mc-
L’arter, Bob Hambright, and Biy
Mrs. Maude Walker
Continues To Serve
LEADERS IN WARD V RACE — Jonas Bridges, leit. Was front
runner ond Kelly Dixon was second runner of five candidates
in the Ward V commissioner lace. Mr. Dixon called for a nm-
oli Wednesday. The run-ofl election will be held May 25.
Re.salo of the Martin Phifer
pn jX’riy is .si*lu\luled for Monday
morning at tlie counl^'
The bid of tlie McGinnis bro
thers combine is higli a1 $76,017.
The imq>erly is adjatvnl to
Kings Mountain high arid '
contains 131.6 acres. It is adja-'
cunt ig the uity limits#
Mrs. Maude R. Walker. Ward
5 commissioner who is retir
ing, will continue to serve un
til a successor, either Jonas
Bridges who led the rate or
Keliy Dixon who was runner-
up, is elected and qualified.
Mr. Dixon called *7or a run-off
Wednesday. Tlie run-t^ff elivtion
wilt be held May 2Vh and the
candidate elecftxl will bt» sworn
in after the official canv'as^} of
the vole on May 27.
Mrs. Walker w;is a|>|>ointed
to the board following the
death of her lui.sband Commis
sioner O. O. Walker. She was
eleett'd in her own right two