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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, August 26, 1971, Image 1

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RUA about Iaptoglath, Population C.reater Kings Mountain 21.914 8.465 snc King! ain figure spowicd United States Burecu of the Census report © includes the 14,990 MN.mer 5 Township, in (no wtein Township in d trem the population © 6,124 and tne vomalting 4 fron = THE KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD. KINGS:MOUNTAIN N.C ” Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper Established 1889 "Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, August 26, 1971 RODNEY DOBSON Little Theatre Sets Auditions Kings Mountain's Little Thea: tre announces that trap’ suspense mystery by Agatha Christie. two weekends in be held on Mon- day and Tuesday, August 30 and Park ‘Grace school auditorium, There are parts in tl five men and three women. All interested persons should anyone interested work. Directing “The Mousetrap” will be Mrs, JoAnn (Boots) Mec- Building P Activily Brief It requires a building permit to tear down a building. Howard Robinson, Jr, of Besse- mer City, bought one ($10) this weelz to demolish the building at » N. Carpenter street, wb yherwise, permit activity was limited to purchase of two trailer permits by Donald Connor to in: stall two off Waco road, and by Tommy Yarboro to install trailer on the Gastonia highway. | ° IN Beth will be located within the | imum. city’s mile zoning jurisdiction. one WINS MASTER'S — Mrs. Mich- ael Clark. the former Beverly Willic of Kings Mountain, earn- ed her master of arts degree in a:ly childhood education Fri- y from Western Carolina Uni- + versity at Cullowkee. She was among 341 students receiving Kings Mountain. degrees in summer commeiice- ment exercises. LynchAndDodson To Launch Paper KM Mirror To Publish September 1 Lom Lynch, 25, and Rodney Dodscn, 24, both of Shelby, an- nounced Wedne Zay their plans to publish a new weekly news: paper in Kings Mountain. First edition of “The Kings Mountain Mirror”, is scheduled to appear cn newsstands Wednesday morning, September 1, said the co-owners. Mr. Ddldson will serve as editor and Mr. Lynch will be photogra- pher and advertising manager. For the past two weeks Mr. Dodson has been employed as managing editor of tiTé Cleveland limes at Shelby. He attended Gardner Webb college and prev- icusty worked as a news photo- grapher with the Spartanburg Herald Journal and on the news staff of the Elacksburg, S. C, Times. He is married to the for- mer Sue Hall of Gafiney, S. C. Mr. Lynch, who owns and op- erates his own commercial photo- graphy business in Shelby, was a pho'rgrapher while stationed with the Anmy in Vietnam. He has done photography work for the Kings Mountain Herald, the Shelby Daily Star, the Ciéveland Times and the Charlotte Observ- er. He is a gmduate of Shelby high school and is single. The Mirror will be published each Wednesday morning by Mir- ror Publishing Company which will open offices in Kings Moun- tain within a weck, said the co- owners. Mrs; Dodson will be re: ceptionist. The newspaper will utilize off- set printing and will be printed in Lincolnton at the Lincoln Times-News plant. The Mirror will be the second newspaper in Kings Mountain and the fourth in the county. 4169 Students Are Enrolled listrict got off to a good start high school. tations. Mountain are enrolled. Wade Bennett's Rites Conducted Rest cemetery. final rites. ‘hew's Lutheran CRGreh. pallbearers. Schools of the Kings Mountain this week and all activities were running smoothly with 4,169 stu- dents registering for the first full \ day yesterday, according to Sup he play for | erintendent Donald Jones. The number is expected to increase some with late regiStrations, he also | said. in backstage The number includes 1241 en- rolled at Kings Mountain/ high school, which last year enrolled 1,283 and marked the largest student body ever. Breaking down the number at each school, re- ports yesterday showed 373 stu- dents at Bethware; 350 at East; 415 at Grover; 625 at North; 341 at West; 53 in the first and sec- ond grade Barly Childhood Edu: cation program at Compait; 62 in the kindergarten program at Compact; 709 at Céntral Junior “It is the quietest opening since I've been superintendent,” Mr. Jones commented. “We had the | best class distribution which will hold transfers, if any, to a min- It is possible a fourth kinder- garten class may be added in November, he continued, depend: ing on demand and budget limi- Thirty-five out-of-district stu- | dents who live in the Gaston County portion of Bast Kings Funeral rites for Wade Douglas Bennett, 80, were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the onapel of Harris Funeral Home, interment following in Mountain Rev. C. A. Bost officiated at the | Mr. Bennett died Sunday night. «i+ | He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Bennett and hus: sand of the late Nancy Bennett. He was a member of St. Mat- Gus Bennett, of Kings Mountain, and one sister, Mrs. John Ford of Nephews of Mr, Bennett were PASTOR — Rev. Alfred Wright, formerly of Kings Mountain, has assumed new pastorate du- ties at Unity Baptist church in Gastonia. Wright Assumes Pastorate Duties Rev. Alfred Wright, Kings Moun- tain native and son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wright, has assumed new pastcrate duties at Unity Baptist church in Gastonia and he and hig family are residing theré on Donnybrook road. Mr. Wright served for over four years as pastor of Greensboro’s 1500-member 16th St. Baptist church. During his pastorate there membership increased more than 300. Ordained at age 17 by Second Baptist church here by the late Rev. B. F. Austin, Rev. Mr. Wrigh is a 1955 graduate of Kings Moun- tain high school, attended Gard ner Webb and Wingate colleges and graduated from Luther Rice Seminary in Miami, Fla. He is married to the former Doris Fish- er of Concord and they have fou sons, Jcel, Joni, Jonathan and Jared Wright. Tax Prepayment: Total $21,336 ' City of Kings Mountain 1971 property tax pre-paymenis totaled $21,336 Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Judy. Hammon, assistant collector, described the payments as largely from small accounts. Tuesday will be the final day percent discount. On September 1, the discount drops to one percent, and to one Taxes are payable at par during November and December, and a uary 1. The General Assembly changed the law in the past ses ing February 2.) in the final two days of August 1971 tax revenues. Mis. Ramsey's Brother Dies ing funcral rites in Greenville. nesday. Ramsey, of Kings Mountain. Mrs. Ann Bridwell, Decatur, Ga Irene Bynum, of Atlanta, Ga. FROM HOSPITAL cuperating at his home. half cne percent on October 5 two percent penalty applies Jan Cherryville, and a hall-sister, Mrs Kings Mountain Jeweler Passed Monday Morning Funenal rites for Thomas Woodrow (Wood) Grayson, 58, «ings Mountain jeweler, were acld Wednesday afternoon at 4 yelock from Central United Vethodist church of which he was a member. lev. Paschal Waugh d ficiat- od at the final rites, assisted by a former minister, Rev. D. B. Alderman. Interment was in Mountain Rest cemetery with full Masonic rites conducted by members of Fairview Lodge 33¢ AF&AM. Active pallbearers wert iodge members and honors p ul pearers were David Saunders Joe Costner, Charlie Ballard, | Charles Wilson, ®Bill McGinnis, | ar. George W. Plonk, Willie Wil- | liams, Howard Bryant, Jack | White and W. D. Morrison. Mr. Grayson, admitted to the Kings Mountain hospital last [uesday for a sudden g 111 blad- der attack, died Monday at 11:50 .. m. He had been in declining heart condition but had been im- a number of years. Ie served with the Army in was a member of American Le- oion Post 135, a Mason and Shriner. He was the son of the late Pear] Van Dyke and John Henry Grayson and a native of York County, South Carolina, mentary school teacher; (wo sons, Thomas Woodrow Grayson, pre-payers can earn the full two | Jr. and James Wesley Grayson, bother of the home; one prother, Harry B. Grayson of Greens- boro; and three sisters, Mrs. Fred A. Dixon of Kings Moun- tain, Mrs. Ralph A. Brown ot Columbia, S, C. and Miss Eu- nice Grayson of Lincolnton. - sion, the former penalty date be- Police Launch City officials say they expect Safety Program a large number Of pre-payments . The city of Kings Mountain be- motorists to drive with extra ware in school areas and near school buses this week. ..and du ing the weeks to come. The city budgeted $318,400 from | gins its annual drive to alert ers are being displayed through out the community as pant of the national effort by the American Interment of Joseph Bynum | Automobile Association and the Hord, who died in Greenville, S.| Carolina Motor Club to reduce the | C., General Hospital Wednesday | death and injury of our children. morning at 7:30 will be at Moun- Citing national figures revealed tain Rest cemetery here follow-| in a recent AAA nationwide sur- vey. Chief of Police Tem McDevitt Hour of the services had not| pointdd out that each year some been set at mid-afternoon Wed- | 500 school children aged 5-14 are killed and nearly 11,000 are in A Cleveland County native, Mr. | jured ag they travel to and from Hord was a brother of Mrs. Marie | school. | Recause the AAA study showed Other survivors include his | that kindergarten and first grade wife, Mallie Smith Herd, of | youngsters suffer the greatest | Greenville, two sons, Lawrence | humber of school-route pedestrian Hord, of the home and Paul Hord, | injuries, Chief McDevitt urged Brunswick, Ga., another sister | | dren at least on the opening day a half-brother, J. C. Hord, erie school to make certain that the youngsters take the salest | route to school. | If at all feasible, the chie! said, parentg should avoid driv- S. Sehator J. Ollie Harris was | ing children to schocl because discharged Tuesday from Char- | this only adds to the traffic con lotte Presbyterian hospital after | fusion around school areas. thu undergoing surgery and is re- creating extra hazards for all | youngsters going to school. Jaycees To Lead Thursday. partment. not pay for all the costs, explai Rescue Squad and Life Saving Crew will kick-off a $8,465.19 fund drive for new equipment next|ly ment, and pay for a rented am- bulance now in use by the de-|iod which begins September 2. The Rescue Squad is a volun- | Gifts from the United Fund will | teer non-profit organization. Fund Campaign For Life-Saving Squad Equipment The 22-member Kings Mountain | ed a crew member, and a total of $8,465.19 will be needed to de- fray costs of the equipment “bad- | needed to provide service to | Kings Mountain which we are Kings Mountain Jaycees will | giving.” lead the two week promotion The Jaycees will serve on com aimed in obtaining donations to | mittees to ask funds from busi purchase a new ambulance at|nessmen and industry and also Survivorg include one brother, | cost of $11,848.32, radio equip | plan a Radio Day and other | events during the two-week per- | ne CBD Renewa T. W. Grayson’s | Rites Conducted SUCCUMBS — T. son, Kings Mecunticin Funeral rites were nesday afternoon. E. D. Sanders’ Rites Cond wealth for several years with a | sroving and had returned to | work at Grayson's Jewelry which | 1 had owned and operated for | held Wednesday Europe during World War , | Surviving are his wife, Mrs. | He was the son of th Maxine boges Grayson, ele- : a Falls of McAd¢ Greene and Mrs. Mary Kings Mountain; Board Amends | Resolution night passed a. res g the municipal a the State Highway 1 Colorful “School's Open” post- | ( \ yn. | full board at itg last meet] questing the highway sion to establish no parking along Cansler stre2t. May Henry Moss said he had conferred with a highway i i resentative who informed him an amendment to the municipal re resentative who informed him an amendment to the municipal : agreement should be pa sed. , signed by James E. Adams, reas urer and trustee of Bynum Chapel several churcheg and lowed in front of their : : 1 ”e Met Vf 19d! parents to walk with their chil: | Was no property avaliao Paul Methodist « . Biddix, the board | pending discussion with them beyond 30 feet Tif possible. Privilege License | Penalty To Advance City Clerk Joe McDaniel, Jr, reminded delinquent purchasers of city privilege licenses Wed nesday that the late payment’ is five The five percent penalty was applied August 1 and another will apply September 1. EARS LOIN TE amon 50 RT Eighty-Second Ye Pages Today Plus 8-Page Tabloid Supplement ar "PRICE TEN CENTS upport Reiterated Downtown, Inc, nbs Frances Qo Suffers City commis: nday night's meeting Al ) I ink 1 tt OWS 11 ’ ) n wo z ) a years. Five 1 ( VOeITiure [o lock area was i t nd ral resista t 1 , thar 1 th crl 1 ‘ i cara ( ( 10] ) € tu a 1town 1 ved a t vith t! lish \ Moun ic n ) il ( ederal 1 € 2. We 1 t ena eth ( on which af § Kings Mountain th nity vate and pre- ve the market place of our his f the down: 1 are sound efit from the fundg are l and ndi i « ol vest en y yusinessmen and yroperly ownel t build new es and renovate older prop erty. n © members ol downt . plan to invest in ncdern paved parking areas. This n will reverse the decline ol 1 ¢ Ww b ness will d trade, ize ap- | 1 me, the through addition- 1 revenue enerated by privaie 1d the individual JOY the ony nce last the ( f progress js Vis ] ne Commission t nee the face of i t and rectors of Down- 1 to take 11 t mmend both the f Commissioners and Mountain Redevelop- v- the Continued On ‘Page Eight A-1C Gary died. a Mar RITES TODAY — Military fune- ral rites for Al/C Gary David Henderson, 20, will Thursday afternoon from Pat tersor Grove Baptist church. Gary Henderson Dies In Crash Full military funera] rites for David Henderson, 29, will be held Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock from Grove (Baptist he was a member. Rev. Richard Plyler ficiate at the final rites, and in. | lotte with Mrs. Green yesterday terment, with military honors, will be in Mountain Rest tery. The body was home on Route One Waco road Wednesday. The body will lie in Are Slated state at the church before the services. Airman Henderson a. m. August 22nd in Grank Fork North Dakota, <° injurie ceived in a motorcycle accident in which another According to report of As sistant Coroner Bennett Masters, spokesman for Fork AFB said the two airmen were enroute to when their motorcycle was struck Instructors for the classes will in the rear by an automobile. A-1C Henderson USAF in October 1970. graduated in June Kings Mountain high school. A native of Kings he was the son of et Pridmore Besides his parents he is surviv- ed by two brother, Danny Till- man Henderson and son Henderson, both of the home and two sisters, Jane Henderon and ment Commis=ion for the initia- {ce Lynn Henderon, both of I home. Patterson church of which of- ceme- to the 30 minutes Grand airbase Larry Ma- Nancy Miss Fran- the freen elapse Doctors Feel She May Reject New Kidney Mrs. Frances Green, recuperat- ing in Charlotte Memorial hesgi- tal from a kidney transplant Auz. 1, was to undergo surgevy yester- day afternoon tc remove what her husband termed a “block be- tween her new kidney and blad- der.” Oscar (Bud) Green sa: wife returned to a kidne chine for six hour); trea Tuesday first time she hac the machine since she received the life-sustaining kidney from her sister, Mrs. Jean Burdetie cof rayetteville, in a transplant cer ation. Mi. Green said doctors were afraid this week the patient was ‘going to reject the kidney” and put her back on the machine to try to remove the block and avoid in operation.” Mrs. Green underwent more x-rays on Wednesday morning and IOCLOTS advised aunvuler pcias tion necessary for the kidney to unction properly, Mr. Green said his wife told him in a telephone ‘onversation frum tile hospital. The 41-year-old mother of six was also receiving blood transfusions at mid-afternoon Wednesday. The Green family was in Char- afternoon. Sewing Classes Adult Beginners’ dressmaking ind tailoring classes will be of- “| ered this year beginning the veek of September 13th at the ‘'ommunity Center under spon- crship of Cleveland Technical nstitute and Kings Mountain 1igh school. Seven classes will be taught ind interested stucents may pre- register by calling 739-3794. be Mrs. Betty R. Gamble, Mrs. the Margaret : Baird, and Mrs. Ade- He had | ¥aide Allison, all of the high from | 3chool home economics depart ment, and Mrs. Mae Tignor. Mountain, Mayor Moss Named and Henderson. | TO Committee Mayor John Henry Moss has been appointed to the resolutions committee of the North Carolina League of Municipalities which will make its recommendations at the annual League convention in Cotober. Mayor Moss was appointed by the league president, Mayor Ferd Merritt Family Second Runner-up |= jimi, of Scotand Nea in Nation For All-American Honor | from the original involvement in Five T achers the competition, | asked herself, “Why us? We're InN P t just a typical family.” ew 0S S The Merritts were for the state search Bill and Betty Patrick Merritt and their three sons, Russ, 21, | Pat, 19, 1 Dave, 15, of Roa- noke, Va. were voted America’s most popular vote of the 276 Tamil) in the national competition and were second runner-up in the All-American Family Pageant in Lehigh Acres, Fla. y members Mrs. Merritt is davghter of | Mrs. P. D. Patrick of Black Mountain, formerly of Kings Mountain, and of the late Dr. Pat of Kings Mountain's Dixon and [first Presbyterian churches. for many years pastor {But Mrs. Merritt claims the | e¢ when | areatest experience « her family was sing the most popular of the 51 state and District of Colun repres- cntatives. The award was decided by in dividual ballot vote of the 276 family members in the competi tion and based on person-to-per- tact ind involvement \y pageant. «d out as pe ple er) ms,» Mrs. Merrit , adi that she was ry-eyed durir much of the all-expenses paid whirlwind holi day “We've always been a close family,” she says, “but throu h out the competition there were little things that made me real iz it more.” And Mrs. Merritt admits that RO by ballot | and even then “knew nothing of what it all about.” (Among organization sponsor- ing the pageant eral Federation Clubs, the Nationaj f Christian and Jews and | All-American often nominated the Addition of five new teachers Brambleton Junior Women's club | brings to 194 the number of fac- Merritt | ulty members who begin the was | schoolterm yesterday in the dis Family The League will convene in Durham October 10-12. trict system. They are Patricia M. Satiter- Gen- | White, North; Mary 8. Hardin, women's | West; Clara C. Jackson, Grover; Conference | Kenneth Blanton, Central; and the | Harrill Blanton, Central. Institute.) Mrs. Merritt's association with Twins Second Time the Brambleton came | through her job for eight years | For John Conners now as a special education teach | John Conner has fis chest iren. Her class Park school is sponsored by lub, and members serve as volunteers gram. After being selected semifinalists, the iterviewed in their 1wgeant official, who came by a after | The recently arrived twins er for emotionally disturbed chil- | stuck out. Highland | On Friday, August 13, his the | wife, the former Donnie Vee regularly | Cooke, delivered the Conners’ in the pro-| second set of twins and their fifth and sixth children. I vee a state | The first set of twins, San- were | dra and Cheryl, arrived 16% | wears ago. linner “when things were a bit | are boys. Dr. John C. MdGill, «wushed and there time | attending physician, logged o be nervous. Just an All-Ameri- | Donnie’s arrival six minutes in an scence,” she Then notification advance of Johnny's. that The Conner family number hey were to represent Virginia, | two other girls, Sheila Lynn ind Mrs. Merritt telephoned last | 17':, and Gina Lee. 14. ear's family, the Rev. and Mrs. Mr. Conner is 38, his wife Marvin Goodpasture of Ferrum, 39 to learn more about Continued On ‘Page Hight was They reside at 300 Lackey | streets

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