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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, January 06, 1972, Image 1

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Populati Creater Kings Mountain City Limits +e Giroater Kings Mountain speuicd United States Burecu of Jonvary 1966. and jnsiude 1 the Kambes 4 Mountain Township VOL. 83 No. | | City Building’ Totals $3, figure is derived trem the 1" oo Sa report 2 on 21.914 8,465 Established 1889 Kis gs Mountain's Reliable Newspaper Kings — — i ountain, N. C,, Thursday, January 6, 1972 Eighty-Third Year PRICE TEN CENTS | John McGill NursingHomeAide WINS MASTER'S — Thomas Dean, son of Mrs. Amos F. Dean of Kings Mountain and the late Mr. Dean, has received his master’s degrec from Louisi- ana State University in Baton Rouge, La. Fired Policeman Attacks Board G. W. (Stretch) Bollinger charg- ed the mayor and city commis- sion lhursday night with ‘giving the runaround” on his appeal fo reinstatement and/or compen- jon for what he says was dis- ; sal with one day's notice from “tha city police force. - «Bollinger appeared bef~ the beard at close of the regular ses- sion to ask the reason fr his dis- missal October 9, 1971 atier two years and seven days on ule job and the reason for no action on his appeal to the commission which he says was made to fhe police review beard of six officers. He said he was fired by Chief of Policé" Tom McDevitt Octooer 8th beeause he did not live within the city limits which is a mini- mum requirement of members of the police force. He said he was fired with one day's notice. Boilinger asserted that other officers were in violation of city statutes in that of 15 officers on the force nine are relatives and “if you're in the clique you're in and if you aren’t you're out.” He said he lived in the same house .2 mile outside the city on Grover road that he lived in when he was hired. He charged that he had unsuc ces.nully attempted to receive a hearing before the commission on five different occasions since he was fired. He said: I'm a plain- spcken man, I hold you liable for m job.” .. Chief McDevitt told the Herald yesterday that the police review board met on August 23, 1971, h all members present, to re: jew complaint from the Chief against Officer G. W. Bollingel for failing to comply with the rules and regulations of the City of Kings Mountain. Those rules and regulations being: failing to establish a residence within the city limits of Kings Mountain and failing to better his education through the Department of Com- munity Celleges. He said the Board's recommendation was that Officer Bollinger be given until September 3, 1971 to either reside within the city limitg of the City of Kings Mountain or resign from his position as a patrclman with the department. The Chief said that Bollinger was informed of the action and that he and other oficers had offered to assist him in obtaining housing within the city limits, if only on a tempor- ary basis. The Review Board is made up cf Chie McDevitt, Lt. J, DL. Barrett, Lt. David Corn, Sgt. J hn Belk, Pu. Jim Belt and PtlL Tommy King. McdDevitt said Bellinger been given “every opportunity to ‘remain with the department. We began immediately giving him extra police training to begin meeting ithe educational require- ments and the review board even waived minimum age require: ment when Bollinger joined the force. Bvery ccnsideration has ibheen given him. He refused to ‘mest the ccnditions that every yan does meet. T can’t tinued On Page Sia had i. ~ Smith Says 1972 To See Nursing Home John L. McGill, retired former partner of Kings Mountain Drug Company, was appointed Thurs day ag liason representative be- tween the Kings Mountain Con- valeseent & Nursing Center, Inc and Homes of Care, “Inc, or “any- one else who builds” the nursing home, President Joe R. Smith said. Smith said the 0Tk has taken a “long time bte¢Awe are getting close. we'll go with something this year.” The Kings Mountain Convales cent and Nursing Center, Inc, and Kings Moutain Homes of Care, Inc., are awaiting the ap- proval ‘of a loan to build an 85 bed nursing center here. President Smith, president of the groups, said they are working on a Small Business Adminisira: tion loan which would allow them to begin construction some: time this year. A corporation was formed sev: eral years ago. Some stock was sold and land directly behind Kings Mountain Hospital was vmhasrd, However, there was a Veited amount of stockholders an? meney and efforts to sell ‘mere stock bogzed down. Two years ago, the local organ ization along with Homes of Care, Inc., of Greenville, 8S. C., be: came part owners of Kings Moun tain Homes" of Care, Inc. The Greenville group, however, was approached by individuals in other states, who, according to Smith, had the money and want: ed nursing homes built. Thus, the’ Greenville group has been tied up with other projects. Smith says that ‘something will definitely be done this year” even if it means getting another group to build the home. ‘“‘Sev- eral other organizations have been in to talk with us and are wanting to build the home,” he said. Mayor John Moss last week listed the construction of a nurs- ing home as the city’s number one geal in 1972. Moss four years ago appointed a committee to in./ possibilities of a vestigate the home here Tax Collections Total $233,598 City taxpayers paid $66,065 in 1971 tax bills in the fihal eight days before penalty da®, City Clerk Joe H. McDaniel, Jr., re ported. The payments brought total. in- take on 1971 tax accounts to $233,598.50 repregenting 71.17 per cent of the total levy of $328,305, and 73 percent of the $318,500 the city anticirateq it would receive in revenue from this. source dur ing the current fiscal year Balance unpaid against the budget estimate as pehaky date arrived January 1 was $24,901.50. Blance unpaid against the total 1971 levy was $94, 706,56 Penalty of two pero nt applied January 1. It will ‘increase by three-quarters of one percent in Subsequent mn months until paid. FIRST BABY — Victoria Annette Adams, the city and county's first baby of the new year, rests in the arms of her mother, Mrs. Fred Adams. The new arrival weighed in at Kings Mountain hospital at 1:23 p.m. New Year's Day. (Herald Photo by Jim Belt) Victoria Is Derby Winner Kings Mountain Girl Is First {Born In County i Victoria Annette Adams, eight {pound nine ounce baby girl, is Iwinner of both the Kings Moun: tain and Cleveland County First {Baby Derbies for 1971. The first child of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Adams of 103 North Carpen- ter street weighed in at. Kings Mountain hospital at 1:23 p.m. New Year's Day. Mrs. Adams, the former Dore- tha Brown, 22, said she entered the hospital at 6:30 p.m. on De- cember 31st. Attending physician was Dr, Joe Lee. Mrs. Adams said she had made an earlier trip to the hospital on Christmas Day and thought the new arrival might be a ‘Christ mas present.” She said she was pleased the new baby is winner oi iirst baby contests sponsored by the Kings Mountain Herald, the Shelby Daily Star and the Cleveland Times. Her husband, 26, is a second shift employee of Kings Mill. Mrs. Adams is one of 12 chil dren of Mr. and Mrs. Rcbert Brown of the Long Creek community. She has a young brother, nine, who says “won’t be the baby of the family anymore” and. her older sister ig 30. There are seven boys and five girls in the family. Paternal grandmother is Mrs. Eula Mae Adams of 113 Childers street, Mayor Asks Committees To Study And { Evaluate City Traffic Flow The Mayor has asked the city traffic safety commiftee and the highway advisory committee to study and evaluate city traffic conditions and to make recom- mendations to the city commis- sion for alleviating problems. Letters were addressed by May- or John Henry Moss to Commis. joner W. S. Biddix, chairman of the traffic safety committee, and ‘to Will Herndon, chairman of the highway advisory committee, Other members ¢f the traffic safety committee are Commis. gioners T. J. Ellison and James Dickey, Police Ohié “Tom McDev- itt, Fire Chief Floyd Thornburg, and Delbert Dixon, captain of the Kings Mountain Life-Saving and Rescue squad. Other members of the high way advisory committee are J. Lee Roberts, L. E. Hinnant, Car) F, Mauney, Leroy Blanton and Bill Grissom. The Mayor wrote the chairmen: “In the past year the traffic flow on a number of City streets has increased considerably. This increased traffic flow, especially in our downtown area, lauses traffic tie-ups almost daily dur ing peak hours. “I would like to recommend, therefore, that the City Traffic Safety Committee and the High- way Advisory Committee make a study and an evaluation of the existing traffic conditions and prepare a report of their findings Continued On Page Six Adams SPEAKER — John C. Houser, Gastonia banker and native of Grover, will address Kings Mountain Rotarians at their Thursday meeting. Houser To Speak To Rotary Club John C. Houser, president of the new (Carolina State Bank in Gastonia, will speak to Kings Mountain Rotarians at their Thursday meeting at 12:15 at the Country club. Rotarian Thomas L. Trott has arranged the program. banker is a na- son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Houser. He is a graduate of Grover high school and the University of South Carolina. A banker the past 11 years, he joined Wachovia Bank & Trust in June 1959, subsequently became assistant branch manager and then manager of the Friendly Center office and becalme associa: ted with Nonth State Bank in Burlington in February 1966 and Supervised branch operations for its six offices. He became presi- dent of the new Carolina State Dank when it opened in Gastonia several months ago. He ig married and the father of two children. The Gastonia tive of Grover, TO GATOR BOWL Mr. and Mrs. J. E. (Zip) Rhea, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Fulton, Jr. and Mr. and Mrg Grady How- ard were among lczal people going to Jacksonville, Fla. for the Gator Bowl last weekend. FirstCitizensGrand Opening Tentatively Set January 24 First-Citizens Taps 10-Member Advisory Board Ten Kings Mountain business and professional leaders have been elected to the newly estalb- lished FirstiCitizens Bank & Trust Company Board of Advis- ors in Kings Mountain, R. P. Holding, Jr., chairman of the bank, annsunced. Named to the board are Char- les F. Mauney, William Kemp Mauney, Jr., Eugene J. Timms, John D. Warlick, Jack H. White and Lee A. MdIntyre, Jr. As members of the FirstiCiti- zen Bank Board in Kings Moun- tain, these men will assist bank management in policy matters, business development, and serve as an additional liaison between the commumity and the bank. iC. F. Mauney is general man- ager of Mauney Hosiery Mills. A Kings Mountain native, he has served as president of the Ro- tary, has been president of the Catawba Valley Hosiery club and -as served on the board of GardnerWebb college, the Red Cross and the Salvation Army. [He is a gradute of North Caro- lina State University and is a member of St. Matthews Luther- an church. W. K. Mauney, Jr. is pvesi- dent of Mauney Hosiery Mills. For the past three sessions, he has served in the ’‘egislature from Cleveland county. He is a former president of the Jaycees, serves on the board of trustees of Lenoir Rhyne college and the Cleveland Mental Health Asso- ciation. The textile executive is a graduate of Lenoir Rhyne col- lege and is a member of St Matthews Lutheran church, where he has served on the church council. McGinnis is president of Me- (Ginnis Department store and has farming interests. The Kings Mountain native is an alumnus of the University of North Car- olina and is a member of the board of directors of the Kings Mountain Urban Renewal pro- gram. (Morrison is president of Asso- ciated Laundry Sales, a commer- ial laundry equipment distribut- ing firm. He is a gr aduate of Wake Forest University and also attended Western Reserve Uni- versity. The Statesville native is a member of the American Le- gion and the Highland Saddle ictuib. ' Dr. Plonk is a general surgeon Continued On Page Six M. L. Wilson's Rites Conducted Funeral rites for Martin Luth- er Wilson, Sr., 63, of 514 Phenix street, were conducted Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock from Faith Baptist church. Rev. Robert Hicklin officiated at the final rites and 'nterment was in Mountain Rest cemetery. Deacons of Faith Baptist church were active pcllbearers. Mr. Wilson succumbed Sunday morning in the Kin:s Mountain hospital where he had been a pa- tient since December 10th. He had been in ill health for several years. Death was attributed to heart failure. [He was associated with Mie- Curdy Cleaners. Born in Cherokee County, S. IC., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wilson, he had lived near- ly all his life in Kings Mountain. {He and his wife, the former Es- sie Allmond, were married 46 years, ’ In addition to his wife he is survived by three sons, Charles Wilson, Martin L. Wilson, Jr. and Robert Wilson, all ~f Kings Mountain; two brothers, Broad- us Wilson of Gafifney, S. C. and Jesse Wilson of Arlington, Va.; six, grandchildren and one great. grandchild. The family has designated memorials to Faith Baptist church, 4 PROMOTED — Boyce H. Gault, Jr. hos been promoted to assist- ant vice president of North Car- olina Naticnal Bank at Char- lotte. Boyce Gault Wins Promotion Boyce H. Gault, Jr, a Cleve- land county native, has been pro- mo’ed to assistant vice president of North (Carolina National Bank. { He is manager of Standard Service Sales in the automated customer services department in Charlotte. Gault is a graduate of Kings [Mountain high school and at- tended Kings Business college. He was with First Union Na- tional Bank in Kings Mountain and Charlotte about seven years before joining NCNIB in 1969. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Boyce H. Gault of 112 N. Deal St, Kings Mountain. His wife, the former Phyllis Welch, is the daughter of Clyde Welch of Kings Mountain. They have two children, Boyce H. III, 10, and Gina, 6. i Harper Requests Sewer Service Raegan Harper, Kings Moun- tain pharmacist, reiterated this request for city sewer services at his residence on North Roxford road to the city board of ‘coin- missioners Thursday night. . It was not Mr. Harper's first visit, he reminded council mem- bers, since his property off Shel- by road was annexed four years ago. Mayor John Henry Moss told Hurper he was most sympathetic with his problem and the board authorized the mayor to ask Col. W. K. Dickson to make a third survey of the Harper pro- perty and recommend feasibility of construction of a sewage line on North Roxford road and ne- cessary right-of-way require- ments. “I've been operating on a sep- tic tank (which I didn’t realize when I bought the house) said [farper. The rainy season only worsens our problem. We can’t operate bathroom facilities and washing machines at the same time. We like being in the city limits and we want the same services our neighbors have.” Bank To Occupy New Building On Battleground First Citizens Bank & , Trust Company, building a new bank- ing house here on South Battle- grcund avenue, has tentatively set grand opening for Monday, January 24th. : Vice - President and Manager Lee A. Mcintyre, Jr. said this week that workmen are putting final tcuches to the building. The two-story brick building frents 100 feet on Battleground and Jherokee streets on a lot be- tween the A&P and Clark Tire. It is of contemporary styling, con- tains approximateliy 5600 square feet of iloor space. The exterior is of brick and bronze glass and aluminum. Several additional teller windows, a drive-in window and ample parking are among the new features. Since opening here in January 1955, the bank has occupied the building of the late Dr. D. M. Morrison on West Mountain street. Bible Class Here May Be Cancelled Unless citizens respond to the Bible class now being conducted on second Monday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Conference Room of Kings Mountain' Savings & Loan Association the classes will be cancelled. Mrs. Carl Devenish of Asheville, noted Bible teacher and lecturer, has been traveling via bus from Asheville to lead a Bible class, cpen to the public, here. The class will be conducted a- gain on Monday and ig non-de- i ational. A spokesman for the group said Chri ians of all ages and denom- inations can benefit from the in- spirational study of the Bible led by Mrs. Devenish. Blantons Hurt In Jamaica Crash Newlyweds Charles \and Hallie Blanton were injured Sunday morning when their rented car was hit head-on by another wve- hicle at 10 a.m. in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Mrs. Blanton was with lacerations of the face, throat and mouth. Mr. Blanton suffered two broken ribs and bruises. Two other tourists, passengers in the second car, were alsc in- jured. A woman passenger sus- tained a concussion. The other driver, a man, was treated for in- juries at the hospital and dis- missed. Mr. Blanton, who called rela- tives here, said he was traveling at a speed of 15 miles per hour when the crash occurred. The Kings Mountain couple returned to Charlotte via plane late Wednesday afternoon and Mrs. Blanton was transferred by ambulance to Kings Mountain hospital where she remains a pa- tient. Mr. Blanton was also be- ing treated for injuries at the Io- cal hospital Wednesday night and was expected to remain over- night for observation. hospitalized Plastic Products Firm Announces Expansion On Bessemer City Road Plastic Products, Inc. is con: structing a new 8,000 square foot plant on Bessemer City road a- cross the street from Kings Moun- tain Industrial Park. The prefabricated steel build: ing, officials estimated, will be completed by end of January and production ig expected to begin early in February. Don Carpenter and Bill Stin nett, owners of the property, said the new building is expansion of Gaston County Plastic Products which has been operated in Dal- las for two years and cost of the expansion is expected to be $50,600. The firm manufacturers diversi- fied plastic products including parts for machinery in the tex tile, bottling and paper industries. Bill Cross, president of the com: pany, said concrete for the build ing’s floor has been poured and the prefab building should be up by mid-week. The city commission, on request of Stinnett and Carpenter, honor ed the city zoning board's request for rezoning of the property from residential to light industry last week, 05,518 During Calendar ‘1 ‘Laughter Gives Figures; 12th Month Biggest By MARTIN HARMON New construction within the city set an apparent record in 1971 as building permit purchases totaled $3,305,518. In reporting the figures, Wood: row Laughter, codes cificer, said the had not completed his tabula: tions on types of construction, but he said the vast majority of the building was residential. December building permit sales provided the biggest boost, with the total $1,023,010. September was the next big month and June third. August was the caboose of the year. Mayor John Henry Moss said he was ‘highly pleased with the 1971 constructicn result, also noting that the vast majority of the building was for residential eon: “There was only a small a- mount of industrial construction within the city during 1971, “the Mayor said,” and Mr. Laughfer’s final tabulationg may well show. commercial building ahead of in- dustrial. There was a good ingci--7 dence cf industrial building neat’ | the city limits but outside the? g city. “We are still hardly caught up,” the Mayor added, “with Tesidens. tial needs. Many citizens con-| tinue to reside in sub-standard® housing and the market remai tight in this area. I hope ) will find the residential building trend continuing.” Building permit breakdown by months are: January February March April May June July August September October November December TOTAL McDaniel Fun Gifts $55 Gifts to the MdDanig ing Jdand Fund totaled ing the week, adcording of Mrs. Libby Antho Methodist church secre] Additional gifts fro Mrs. Paul Ham and/{ Study group of First church. Police Repc Two Break- Kings Mountain pol veatirating two break occurred last Wednesd! Officers reported th entered Wade Ford © Road and took some | along with a pistol 4 writing machine. A washerette neal wag also entered and "3 mately $140 was taken fromWars ious coin operated machines there. Damage to the machines and the building’ was estimated at $400. Mrs. Lois Camp For Nursing Home A Kings Mountain citizen is highly pleased at Mayor John Henry Moss’ labeling a nursing home ag first on the city's 1972. priority Mist of community fa- cilities needs and so wrote the Mayor Tuesday. Mrs. Lois Camp, of Route 2, wrote: “I just thank you so much for stating that one of the first things Kings Mountain was go- | ing to do was build a Rest Home} for our elderly people. The ne is great. IT know. I spend most” of my spar» time visiting in. homes, 0 olil women are living iland where hus. band and ‘Wile are not able to care for ea other. Mr. Moss, I am sure will bless in this uadertaking ‘and as we’ unite our rts in prayer, I am sure He mwill be with us, You know thing is impossible with God, 80 if we let Him ] iy ‘sure we will g y that is needed ch. God Ales and keep you i PrayeR g 3 5

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