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r.reater Kings Mountain 21.914
.ty Limits 8465
Qfvottr Kings MotiotolD tlgur* Is derived irom tti*
•pectrl United States Bureou ot the Census report O
loDvorr 1966. and includes tbe 14.990 population o
KomlMr 4 Township, and tbe remaining 6,124 froa
It ml,er 5 Township, in Cleveland County and Cxowdor'
Township in Qaston County.
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL. 86 No. 29,
Kings Mountain, N. C., .Thursday, July 22, 1971
PRICE TEN CENTS
?r City K
w T 168 New Homes
TWO-YEAR-OLD KNOWS HOW TO "COOL IT" — When the summer temperatures boil in Kings
Mountain little Jane Hilliard, age two, finds a way to keep her cool. Photos show her in the Deal
Street Swimming Pool. Jane is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hilliard of 903 Boyce street
(Photos by Isaac Alexander)
Lady’s Kidney Transplant
Will Be Hospital’s “First’
PAUL H. McGinnis
Mrs. Francxr.s Greene 41, entered
Charlctte Memorial hospital Wed
nesday afternoon for treatment
aitd tests preparatory to reeeiving
a new kidney as a gift from her
'Mrs. Greene told the Herald
Sunday her sister, Mrs. Virginia
Uuidette, of Fayetteville, was to
enter the hospital Monday where
site is 'being p.eparerl for the
A fund drive is underway to
help defray the costs of the sur
gery, estimated a t between
$20,000 and $30,000. Lceal eitizen.s
who want to contribute may do
so by depositing their gifts in the
Frames Greene Kidney ‘Fund at
First Union National Bank.
Tire fund drive wa.s stiivtcd with
$110 by nei.ghaor.s and friends and
members O't tire Dixon Commun
ity -1-11 club ol .vhich Mrs. Greene
Dr. Chirrles Edwards, president
of the Ministerial Association, is
drive treasurer and John L. Mc
Gill is asslsttinl treasurer. i
Mrs. Greene is roeeiving moral
support, net only from her neigh
bors, friends and 4-irers, but
fr.,m her husband and family of
si.x children, all of whom with
the e.xception of baby Amy, un
derwent tests to determine if any
member might be an eligible
Mr.s. Greene said her kidney
operation will be the first of its
kind at Charlotte Memorial hos- j
pital. Normally, kidney tran-s
plants are ipertorimed using “toi'h-
nkally dead” donors. -Mrs. Greene
e.vplainotl that she was scheduled
to have a kidney transplunt last
.Marth. The donor was an 18-
yetw-old girl atxtidenf viotim who
had been reported ‘‘technically
dead” to Mrs. Greene’s doctor,
Dr. Charles Farmer, cf Charlotte.
The girl’s paients had agreed to
give the kidnt'y to Mr.s. Greene
when their daughter died.
‘‘1 prayed 'for that girl”, said
.Mrs. Greene. She was so young. I
just felt that the Lord sliould
spare her life. She should not be
dead and me alive with her kid
ney. That night after the doctor
tailed me and told me about Imr
and that her kidney was a per
fect match, she mo\ed her legs.
The doctors wore astonished. I
continued to pray and 1 knew
others were praying. In about
eiglil weeks tbe girl walked out
of the hospital and went home.
They had said she would be a
living vegetable tind would nev
er leave the liospital.”
Mrs. Greene’s new donor, her
sister, said she alwiiys lidt site
wctuld hr- tire one to supply ttie
kidney and .Mrs. Grec-ne said ol
Mrs. Burdette: ‘•Virginia is a hap
py, willing donor and lias great
faith tliat things will work out
Both Mrs. Grt-ene and Mr.s.
Burdette have tindergoiu' exten
sive tests at both Cliarlotte Mem
orial hospital anl Duke lin.^pilal
at Durham. Mrs. Greene said Mrs.
Burdette has (-n.jnyed good lioaith. Griffin nnd Thomas Tate to three
The city commission Thursday
night appntved--subject to the
avaiialbiliiy d: fun'.'.s—a request
from the Kings Mountain Res
cue Squad for $2,'725.
'Bennett Masters, a me.-nber
of i.ie Rescue Squad boarg of
dirCwtors, presenied the com-
mun.catfons reiiuest and noted
that tile request of $2,72.5.00 wtts
a local share of a toiial ot $10,-
; 900, 50 per ceul pgiil .by the teil-
eral gocornmeit and 25 I'ci
. cent each from the city and
! Additional eiitdi-rnenl to he
Favors Proposal i
Kings Mouittain’s water fxili'-y
study groinp will recommend to
the city commission the city sell
water to the city of Bessemei
Mayor John Henry Moss said
yesrterday that m<'mb<>r.s of tlie
group, of whit h he is cliainman,
met -Monday night with Bessemer
City Mayor George Newton and
his full committee.
Bessemer City is water .short
and several industrial expansions
in that community hinge on the
ability of Bessemer City to pro
Mayor Newton is asking the
city to furnish Bessemt'r City
2.50,000 gallons of water per day.
Mayor M;)ss said his group will
work out contractural details, in
cluding implementation of Ihe
■cial.s appropriating funds for its
line which Gaston County ofli-
The city board of commission
ers will meet Tuesday night at
6:30 p.m. but Mayor M:js.s said
it’s doubtful all planning can .be
completed and that the water
policy recommendation may be
on the agenda for a special imeel-
ing later in the month.
Bes-semer City otficials first ap
proached local officials about
need for water a year ago. Mayor
Cl.vde Sarvis at that tinu' did not
indicate the amount of water
Bessemer City would require but
did say lha,t city is. furnisiiiivg
Lilliitim Corpjralion of America
with approximately a million gal
lons montlily of trealod water
and 14 million gallons monlhly
y ji 4 J
n f j!
purchased wi:h local share l.n-lof raw water. Lithium Corjxtra-
lion had .said it needed addition
al piumpage of treated water.
The .Mayor then named him.self
as cliairman of a special c.nn-
mittec with other members be-
I ing Commis-sioners T. J. Ellison,
a's in pareitlhesis, inclu e one
! base station $3,000 i$7,)0i, on.t
I remote control unit, $f00
'five mobile units, $6,000 ($1.-
|.50i, two walkie talkies $1,500
j I $375).
' LM'asters staid this was the first
time the local res ue i Diekc-y. The ccmmitlee was au
w‘!i:ch rc;’enill,v chaq;;ed names | res ilution of tlio full
frctTi Cleveland Caunty Hes.ue (q c'mploy the .serv-
Squad, had roqucsiod funds i „f ,,,pgp ejnsultants: \V. K.
from the c:ty boi-rd of eanimis-i pj,pp^jp,,.
sioners since 1357 wlwn $500 , yj pullen & Company, ac-
I :)!• two radios was granled. : counting; and the Institute ol
I iMasters added that a lun.i- | Government for general ixtli'ey.
raising ctfmpaign was lieing i Members of 4l'e Bessemer City
planned iby the lecal unit to I water policy c-wnmittee are .May-
raise $6,000 .-iccjed lor a new p,- yiewton, chairman, and Neil
ambulance and to complete pay-
' mont on a presenit ambulance.
'In makin ■ motion lo grant the |
reci est, Commissioner Jonas'
Bi'id'es said it was “reasonable i
.-onsidering rhe services the res- >
cue s(|ifad provides.”
Mayor Moss recognized local
squarl members for ‘‘most valua- i
ble service to our citizen.s” and i
no’ed that a merit citation had
been previously prr‘.senlc<i to I lie
Kings .Mauntain He-seue Squad
for its service to citizens of flic
j Barnes, Don Carpenter, and Jack-
! son O. Parker.
The cily commission has ap
pointed ihriH' Kings Mountain
business men to positions on the
re ■ development and planning
Jqc Laney, director ot the Kings
Mauntain Redevelopment Com-
mis.sion to the city txtmmission
and membt'rs tipproved, appoint
ment of Paul If. MoGinnis to a
three-year ferm cn the redevelop
ment commission and Wilson
“Mountaineer Days” will be
held Octoix'r 4-3, am>rding to
joint announeemeni by Bill Gris
som, p.-esident of Ihe .Merclninls
Association, and Lee .McIntyre,
president of the Chamber of Com
The wax’k-long event will fea
ture a parade, contests, and a
Comimittees Irom both orgtm-
izalions will ire named to plan
the activities to be held during
Ihe Battle .\nniver.sary cx'Iebra-
tion of the 191.st birthday of the
Revolutionary War Battle of Kings
Last celebration here was in
October 1966 and attracted thous
ands of people to Kings .Mountain.
Her husband, Allen, and their
tliree children sufsp Ti her deci
sion to give her sister a kidney.
Mrs. Greene, born willi two
small kidneys, realizeii .she had
a chronic kidney cmidition 11
years ago. Since lasT IXvembea
ContinuLiiUn Payu Six
year term.s on the city planning |
bon rd. I
i.Mir. McGinnis is a partner in ■
M 't’linnis Department Store, Mr. I
Griffin is partner in Griffin Drug i
nnd Mr. Tate is vice-president of,
Hame Savings & Loan Assocla-1
King.s .Mountain Jayix-es will
siponsor Jiiyeee Kiddie Ridt>s
nt'Xt week at the vacant lot ad
jacent to the .\merican Legion
building on York road.
David Parker ha^ been ap
pointed seeretary-lreasuror of
the Kings Mountain Rotary
club to suceetxl Pete Connet
who is moving to Asheville.
Kin.gs Mountain police officers
Iiave .supplied the Herald with
the definition of ‘‘What Is .\
It is reprinted here:
WHAT IS A POUCEMAN?
! a\ policeman is a composite of
' wliat all men are—a mingling of
.saint and sinner. He, of all men,
at once needed and unwanted,
i Less lhan one-lialf of one peiveni
of tile police officers in tliis coun
try mislit tliat uniform. That’s a
h< Iter average than you will find
He is a nameless creature wlic
is ‘‘Sir” to his face and "I'uzz”
and "Pig” fo Ills hack.
He must ‘be a dijtloir. il. In set
tling .lifferemes i« bween persons,
lie must leave each with tlie
fel ling Mial he and or .die liavi
b til won.
But. if a police officer i.s neat,
lu- is conql'iled; if lie is (■.uoloss,
he's a bum: if he i.s pleasant, he
is a flirt; if he is not he’s a
grouth. Hi.s decisions 'must be
ntado right nwv, biiT a lawyer
' can take months to make his. Ho
mu.st be first to an accident and
have a true diagnosis so that the
victim will start breathing, .stop
I bltH'ding ;ind go home without a
I limp...or expect to he sued. Hi
must bo able t.5 subdue anyone
twiv'c his sitte without being ‘‘hru
tal.” He must know wliere all
I the sin is and not partake.
I The policeman must be a eom-
I binalicn of minister, sx'ial work-
I or, diplomat, tough guy and a
, gentleman. .4nd don’t forget he
! miisi be a genius heeatise he will
! have to lay hi.s life on the line
j and feed his family on a police
' officer’s pay.
James Arlhur Miller, 16, and
David .\l.Jler, ,15, grandsons i,i
-.Mrs. J. il. Aiiliur oi Kings Moun
tain and the late -Mr. .Mlhur and
.-.ons cl .Mr. .and .ms. Winston
.Miller of 'Buriingion, will be leav
ing in lale July lo attend the
VV orid Boy Scout Jamuoroe in
‘Ihe -Millers visited rc'cenlly
iviiii the Artliur family -here and
.Mrs. Arthur joined ihe lumiiy for
a \ acalion ti.p to Gaiiinb^rg,
Several weekends ago tiie hoys
went to a training ptogia.-n wiu-ie
l.iey Icarnih, ilio lull details cf
liieir projected trip.
“liicy told us what we'd d-a and
how we'd do h," Art told his
gi andmolher. “Tliey also tried to
leach us some of the tusloms
t'liey liave over tliere. We were
fiven a small di.vti.nary wi'.h
Japanese \\or:Is .so wc d i.c-
.onie lair.iliar wi ll them. We
jaigitt.iuvq a.- liait.i i..iac. .uUk-
ing to other,' .'ic added.
"i.icre’s really nil liial min':
,)re;;ai'.,liaJi in gellihg vea'I..-.'
david. "I -.uess I'M jus; ;;cl my
• tu I l,■;4l'thel• and go." liis motli-
■r, the. lot-Tier I’c.g.ry Arthur,
."nitTiil r.ai agree wi ll ti’.at.
Tile campsite ilsei-f is in.ated
m -lito i.-irii-.-wo; 1 slope of .Ml.
Fuji some 75 mil.-s from T.'kyo,
Japan, il iies on .sfij urcs .-I roi,
ing 1-astureiand v.'hi.h ean.sisl.s jf
a su'osoil made up of vcicani-
Art M'ier. m rtigle‘^c-i.'t an:t
-e.'ipieiii f t'le G-id and (.'.ni:i:r\
\wir;l, wi'l .serve as -a jattrol
Icai'.cr wliilo on the trip lo Japan.
DiviJ .tfiller. a leciyient of
'he ci)Vi*!i'd G.xl and -C.x ntiy
litir, it award, will serve .-..s an as-
ni'lanl pairid leader. Bolii me
■ictive in s'otii.'ng and in Firs:
Mctliodi.st liiur.h in lliiriinglen.
Tile Boy .‘^.I'tils ilepari at 2 a.
Ti. tile morning . f Julv llh
T i'tn C'hariolto's Diiuglas .tirperl.
Hurlingt.on .Mills' ITienix plant
wi.l Ii.m-ir 26 em-i.-loyces for 25
■x.Mi's sci'vi.e with tlie ujmpany
at a lianquet Finlay ni.giil at
ik.'iil at Royal Villa Restaurant.
Jimmy Jenkins, the plant's
pe,-siinncl ni-.inag<'r, .said service
.i\\ai‘ s will be piesenled to em-
pioyecs in appreciation for lung
Up Two Cents
Cleveland County Board of
Coinmi.s.sioners loturnixi tlie eoun-
ty-wiilc ta.x rate of S1.31) per $100
valuation and closed the door on
furtlicr pay raises for county em-
ployee.s Monday night.
.Moti:Fiy, ci)mmis,sioner.s raised
tile tax rate to last year’s level
after having teniativcly adopted
a rate of $1.28 county-wide just
over a week ago.
C hairman B. -E. (Pop) Simmons
pointed out that tlie additional
tvvo cents is necessary to get the
building iJrogiam - jail and crim
inal justice complex - underway,
pravido additional ambulances
and communication.s equipmcnl
for the county rescue units and
fund .Medicaid and oilier public
a.-.sistance projects -required by
Alter rejecting requests for pay
increases lor public liealtli nurses,
.Mrs. Eliza:x'lh .Miller, .Mrs, Ruby
iVarlick and Mrs. Frances Webb,
Hie uoarii approved unanimously
a motian by t'emmissioner Koberl
Hubhard to ‘‘clo.se Hie door on all
fuitiler pay rai.se.s at this time."
in Ills motion Hubbard explained
that "looks like we’ll get into
trcublc all around if pay rai.scs
arc continued. EvcFytime we
raise one tiicre arc more.”
TO JAMECREE — Art Miller,
ton, end David Miller, grand
sons of Mrs. J. K. Arthur of
Kings Mountain and the fate
Ml. A.rthur, will attend the
World Scout Jamburec in Tokyo,
Rev. N. C. Du-'i wiil u.se l!ic
MM'iiion laptc ‘'Ideniil'ying a
LTu'sH.iii'' at Siniii.iy morning
si'i'vill's at 11 o'clci'k at Grace
LTiiied M.'lhodisi liuircli.
Fo^ r?Io!!?ky M 2 RB-l
.4n ‘‘.iflcrnoon of History In -
Icvclatid rounty" linir. sitoti'-'or- I
.'.i by the Clc'. eland County Hi.s- '
i ri: ;1 ia'ion, i.s planned for
Monday beginning at 2 p.m.
A caravan ol cars will cover
most of the ccunly in otic aflcr-
ntxin, visiting -major "fir.sls” such
IS the site of Hie first meeting
o form tile cininty fvom L:n:,dn
ind Ru-!hci-ford countii'S; site ot
lie first court licuse; the first tex
tile plant; lUc first clitircli; Hie
irst rural a,.-idcmy; where tlic
irs: iliild w;i,s ii.irn after the
uniy was formed in fStl: am
:Hn r placi's cf in'ere.t tliat an
■l.lcr Hian I lie i nunty il.scli.
HERE AT 0 P.M.
E.i Smith, a memacr I'f the
Hi.s'.trical ,\v.so. ia:ion. satd lo
cal citizens can ,inin Hie Ictir
grciip at First Eaiitist chtiri It on
Wc.st King street -it 3 |).m. He
'•aid a map of Hie tmtr area
will he printi’d in F'riday’s c li-
ticn of the Sliolby Star. He
.said Scout tro.ip-i. club group.s,
ami all intcrcstci citizens are
invited to ptirti'eipate.
Tlte lotir will w'giti at Hie City
'hail in .siti'lhy and will be c,>n-
luded willt a dinner at Cedar
Park around 6:30 p.m.
Six prominent citizens will 're
view till' places of inicrest when
:ricf steps .are madi'.
R.abert Gidney .said Ihttt the
tour is cxi)ocli'd lo "stimulate in
terest in ol.'al history, loeate
plaecs whore historical markers
should be placed and promote Uie
PRESIDENT — Joe Laney, exe
cutive director of the Kings
Mountain Redevelopment Com
mie.ion, has been installed as
president of the Kings Moun
tain Rotary club,
piesorvat; n of i>!,l lan.kiiarlcs
and pla.es of .general historical
T.'ie tour iy Oiien to tlie publie.
.V poli;e '■ ort will he pravided.
Commiiice metnbe-s for the
program a;e Dr. W. Wyan Wasli-
burn, -iia'::r..m. Gi'crge Blaiitoti
Jr., .Mrs. Lalliinore, .Mrs.
Bess Lavemiar and Fid .Smith.
Pa’servali ).is f, r 'ilie dinner at
Cellar Paik can lie made by eall-
ili'g Robert fli-.tm'V at the tax
li.'ting office i.r dV. Wa.shhurn at
ills ollico in Boiling Springs.
F'airvicw Lod ;o 333 AF&.A.M
will 1)0 host for ihe regional
meeting of Hie .56tli Masonic
DisiriG .-VFi'cA'.M Thui.sday night
at S [I. m. at .Masonic Hall.
I’rimi; al speakers will be
Kev. Troy Rol.iiins, supi'rintend-
ein of tlK' .Masonic a:id Fiastern
Star Home of Greensboro, and
Kev. A. D. Leon Giay, snperin-
loiiiloivl i f tlie O.x-ford Orplian-
ace at O.'.ford,
S,..ies of Ihe oi'lihanage w”!
be siiown during Hie program of
.■\11 o ficers and memhers of
the le.al lodge are encotiraged
10 alieii, said Tiiomas D. Tin-
Tile rommuni. alii'ii-s Works of
.\meii.a ami tiu' Bell System
re iciu'.l P'treemenI Tuesday tliat
ended Hie six-day nationwide
In Kin IS Mountain, where
S ulinrii Bell Teli'iilmne & Tele-
g,-:i;ih Company, is Hie princiiial
utility, ini.sie Iclephnne serviee
was lieing mainlaiued duriiig Hie
strike due to dial oix ratien. Exe-
itilive iiirdoyees and some em-
11 lyee.s who didn’t elix’t to strike
were mamiing tile serviee liere.
F\V.\ President Josepli A. Bi'irne
.said the 400 000 Bell employees
■would vote at a later dale on a
t.lirei-year liaet boosting wages
ami henilits by 33 and onc-ithird
Riciiarl Jolly son of .Mr. and
Mrs. Cly ie Jolly of .Shelby and
.gran.Ison of .Mrs, C. J. Gault, Sr.
of Kings .Mountain, has received
iiis B.S. degree in education from
Western Carolina University at
J-.lly will teach in the P.uther-
for i County school .system in the
fall. He was a dean’s list student.
Tlie buikiing season is in full
swing in Kings Mountain.
Wo-tlnw Laughter, building
in pectiir and administrator, said
a total of lot) new homes have
been built in the cily during the
past six months.
Laughter said building 'permits
had l)cen inircliascd with esti
mated ivists of residence's and ad-
dition.s at $1,053 587.00.
i He gave this break-down: Jan
uary- jx'rmit.s, $46,100; F'ebruary
permits, $68,224,00; March, $130,-
233.00; April, $342,783.00; May,
$151 233.(X); and June, $314,948.00.
In his report to the city com
mission Thursday night. Laughter
said his office mailed a total of
255 notices during the period end
ing June 30th. lie noted first in-
.ipecticns totaled 140 and re-in-
.opections were 137. He said there
were 34 satisfactory compliances,
six building demolished with five
cases appealed by property own
ers to the city commission.
In addition to the 100 new
residences which liave gone up
during the pa.st si.x months, 50
units of public hou.sing have been
occupied at OhesK'rfield Apart
ments on Margracc Road.
In re.spin.se to Mr. Laughter’s
report to the city commission,
Mayor .Moss pointed to the phe
nomenal growth of Hie city dur
ing the 'pa.st six months. He said,
’’Mr. Laughter’s report records the
I'conomic grovvHi of the city of
Kings Mountain and points up the
op;xirtunity for a better life in
' Kings Mountain.”
I Of a total of 90 permits issued
I via the building insixx-tor 34
i were for new homes, eight were
! for trailers, eight were for afiart-
I ments (now going up on Gold
street), 13 were for additions to
ho,Ties and 10 were for repairs to
re.'idenres. Housing re-presented
a total of $603.467.IK) wiiile im-
provc'ments to residences amount
ed to S13,938.1K) and additions to
residences arpounted to $41,515.00.
Mr. Laughter said he was de
lighted to report ’’better housing”
but noted that Kings -Mountain ia
"liou.sing-.short” as he called at-
liTition to fa.'l that although 200
units of low-rent housing have
bixn ccmpleted and occupied, a
t.dal of 208 house.s in the city
liave been ilemolislied in the six
miMiTlis iieriod covered by his re
"Be.st” building months were
.-\pril and June.
At High School
The Guinance Deptirlmenf af
King.s Mountain high schtxal is
open this summer from 8 a.m. un
til 4 p.m. daily. Students who
were not enrolled in Kings
Mountain schools last year and
who will bo attending Kings
Mcunlain high sehcKil this yeai
are encouraged to rc'gister for
next years classes at the high
s.-ltool as soon as possible. Some
ccurses are rapidly filling up
and new students w'ill have a
bi'lter seleelion of courses if theey
plan to attend college and will
need financial aid or scholarships
are encouraged to make appli
cation now. .Application forms are
available in the high school guid
Funei'al rites f.nr FT-oyd F.
Ilernilon. ,83. of Ra-ute lAvo, were
lield Tuesday aftermxxn at 4
oclo.'k ti'im Belhlcliem Baptist
chuivl). interment following in
the chui'ch ci'motery.
'Mr. Herndon died Sunday
night i-i the Kings Mountain
He was Hie son of the late
.Mr, anti .Mrs. Walter Herndon.
Survivin,; are his wife, Mrs.
.Novella Randall Herndon; one
son, Lamar Her-idon of Kings
Mn main; oe d'.Tughter, Mrs.
Hu.gh Dover of Kings .Mounl-ain;
two linilhers, George Herndon
of Rc.-k 11:11. S. C. and FTank
Herndon of Kings Mountain;
throe sisters, Mrs. John Yarboro
of Ki-igs Mountain. Mrs. Horace
Dover of Grover, and Mrs. lOm-
mett Yar’.ioro of Kings Moun
tain; two grandchildren and one
Rev. Russell F'itts officialeu at
the final rites.