Skip to Content
North Carolina Newspapers

The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, July 20, 1972, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

■ Population Greater Kings M^’*'*ain 91*914 City Limits 8.4i65 QrMR«r Kiags Mvuattfa rifim li d«rtv*d tMmm tkt ■PIimS UatlAtf stotM Bursou of tbo Coaout roport • jaavon IBM. aad lachidoo tho l4,fB0 popuktttua • Saaibov 4 Towaohlp, oad tao wiacdaiag 1.184 froa PuaiMr 6 Towathlp. la Ctoroload Couaty v ‘ *<o«unaio Towaihio ta Qaatoa Coaty> rages Today Kings Mountoin's Reliable Newspapei VOL 83 No. 29 Established 1889 Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, July 20, 1972 Eighty-Third Year PRICL Park Top Priority But Money Isn’t Govemoi Host At Luncheon On Park Bid 4 « By MARTIN HARMON The Governor had a luncheon in Cliark'lJte Tuesday concerning possibility of developing a state park utilizing the Crowder’s and Kings Mountain peaks and label ed the project Numuer 1 »>rior- sajd Governor Bob However, ScoM: 1) The state has no money for the project and 2) Is not likely to have any in the immediate future. He pointed to the dact that both gubernatorial candidates, Democrat Skipper Bowles and Re publican Jim HoJshouser are run ning on platforms pledging “no new taxes’*. The Kings Mountain p<’ak was only inferenlially included In the conversations. Mayor John Henry Moss said he wasn’it invited to the session, in spite of the fact he had con versations months ago with the state recreation board concern ing possibility of development of that area into a state park that would tie into the South Carolina State parks adjacent to the 'North Carolina - South Carolina state line. Neither were owners of the ■Kings Mountain property. The Kings Mountain pinnacle emlxxlying approximately 155 acres Is iointly owned by the J. O.'Plonk, M. L. Plonk and W. L. Plonk Estates. Surrounding pro perty of aibout 2000 acres, much of it south of the pinnacle, is owned by the J. O. Plonk Estate. The governor told his lunchea)n P roup that some federal funds re available for park develop ment and encouraged appoint ment of a committee to attempt to raise funds to match possible federal grants. Result was appointment of a committee including Gastonians Ed Eason and Dick Cone, Char- lottean Milton Short, and the Governor as honorary chairman. Immediacy is attached to pro tecting Crowder’s Mountain, which is under option to a min ing company. Ecology enthusiasts have pointed to the denuding of ■Henry’s Knob as a sample of what could happen to Crowder’s. John O. Plonk, Jr., of the J. O. Plonk Estate, was quoted by the Shelby Daily Star as saying there need be no worry about the denuding of Kings Mountain by strip mining. Petitioners Over Minimun Needed For School BondCall Education Body To Get Petitions On August 7 Schools Superintendent Don ald Jones said today that more than enough names have been secured on petitions to call for a $2.5 million bond Is&ue. “lAll oif the petitions have not been sent in,” said Jones, “but we’re over our goal A total of 487, or onedenth of the eligible voters in the school district, was needed. Jones said the school board will present the petitions to the Cleveland County Board of Ed ucation at its August 7 meeting. The county board ot education will then submit the petitions to the county commissioners. The bond election will be held on Decemiber 9. Purpose of the vote Is to 'build a new junior high school and an auditorium at the present high plant. Yates^llmans Rites Conducted Funeral st^rvdees for Yates Webb HaHman, 6-1, of route one, were conducted Wednesday morn ing at 11 o'clock from the Chapel of Hari'is Funeral Home, inter ment following in Amily Baptist church cemetery in Lincoln Coun- Mr. Hallman died suddenly Monday at 6:30 p.m. of a heart attack. The son of the late Mr. an<i Mrs. Jim S. Hallman, he was associated with his brother Junius L. Hallman in cattle ra'is- ing. He was a native of Lincoln County. He is survive<l by two sons, Yates Hallman, Jr. of Kings (Mountain and Mike Hallman of ‘Mount Holly; four daughters, Mrs. Joan Davis of Winston-Sa lem, Miss Betty Carolyn Huskins and Miss Marian Hallman .iboth of Stanley, and Mrs. Judy Jones of Cheraw, S. C.; tiwo brothers, J. L. Hallman of Kings Moun tain and Klutfz W, Hallman of •Iron Station; eight sisters, Miss (perry Hallman, Miss Helen Hall man and Mrs. Boyt Neal, all of Charlotte; Mrs. James Caldwell and Mrs. Earney Barbee, both otf High Point; Mrs. Abe Leahr- baum of New York, New York and Mrs. Harry Harwood of Washington. D. C. and Mrs. Frank All'igood of Silver Spiing, Md. and 11 grandchildren. Dr. Charles FXiwards. pastor, of Boyce Memorial ARIP church, officiated at the final rites. Scouts Retum From Philmont Local scouter Steve Murphy and Gene Tignor, leader of Scout Trc'op 294 otf Resurrection Luther an Church, have returned from a three-week trip to the Nation al lioy Scouts outing at Philmont Scout Camp in Clntmarron, N* M. While Iheie. Murphy and Tig nor, along with 32 other boys and tiwo other leaders from Pied mont Council, hiked and camp ed for I'l days in the mountains of Now , Mexico. The scouts left from Camp Schiele in Tryon, N. C., and on the way to Philmont visited Craig Air Force Base in Ala- ibamia, NASA in New Orleans, Ellington Air Force Base in Hou ston, l^x., Randolph Air Base in San Antonio, Tex., and Pecos Charrbber of Commerce in Peoos, N. M. Coming back, the scouts vls- Guard, Oklahoma City Air Force lited the Sante Fe National -Base, and the Memphis Naval Yard. “Every Boy Scout should go to Philmonrt at least once,” said Tignor. “It’s a great experience. Most of the boys come back walking a whole lot taller than they did before going.” Dranks In Public Subject To Arrest The Institute of Government at Chapel Hill has called at tention of the new law elfect- ive throughout the state to a misinterpretation of the new law effective July 1 relating to alcoholics. Some law enforcement offic ials had 'Interpreted the new statute to mean that persons were no longer subject to ar rest for public drunkenness. The notice from the Institute reads: “Erroneous information has been circulated through some law enforcement circles to the effect that after July 1 or in the near future peace officers could not arrest persons for public intoxication, or perhaps no one could be put in jail for publ^ intoxication. While re cent legislative action has af fected the judicial hospitaliza- ■tion of a'lcoholics, there have been no changes in the law-s governing arrest for public drunkenness. Hence officers should continue to enforce as usual the law with respect to public intoxication; information to the contrary is not correct.” Two Teochers Home From Hawaii 'Miss Piocola Blalock and (Miss Annie Roberts returned Satur day from a two weeks tour by jet to the Hawaiian Islands. The two retired Kings Moun tain school teachers • joined the Madison Tours for' A tour of four Islands, including Hawaii, Maui, Oahu and Kawaii. They returned via Los Angeles for a day’s visit in Disneyland. Mis. Goiorth Sufiers Bums Mrs. Hilda B. Goforth, West school fifth grade teacher, was painfully burned a week ago last Saturday night when her pres sure cooker exploded. The Kings Mountain woman, able to leave Kings Mountain hospital yesterday, continues to recuix?rate at her home. Mrs. Goforth and her hu.sband, Herman Goforth, liad spent t\\’o days in Atlanta, Ga. with their son and daughter-in-law, Mir. and Mrs. Ride Goforth, and returncMl home on Saturday morning after attending two baseball double headers. *1 had .picked some green tH'ans from Ihe garden and pre pared to can them that evening”, said Mrs. Goforth of the awident. She said she was getting ready to put the beans in jars at 10:^ p.m. when the valve on the cook er apparently efogged and the explosion occurred. ■Luckily, she said she wasn’t burned about the face but suf fered second degree burns over a large portion of her body, on both arms, and thighs. Her two granddaughters, Terri and Deana Lovelalce, of Charlotte were busy helping their grand mother yesterday. Terri. 13, and Deana, 8, ajre children of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Lovelace. Mrs. Goforth said canning du ties at her ■house would have to be delegated to some other mem ber of the family this summer. Meeks Charged In Shooting Of Willie Smith A 43-year old Kings Mountain man has ibeen charged with as sault with a deadly weaiwn fol lowing a shooting Tuesday night on Childers Street. Thomas N. Meeks, 43, Negro, of 411 Childers Street, is in city jail under a $o()0 b<jnd. He is charged with shooting Willie Smith, 50, Negro, at Smith’s home at 404 Childers Sti-eet a- round 10:30 p. m. Tuesday. Detective William Roper of the city police department said the shooting reportedly was the result of an argument between the two. Roper said four persons witnessed the shooting. Smith is in Charlotte Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in satisfactory condition. He w'as shot once in the chest with a small .22 calibre pistol. Officer Richard Reynolds in vestigated the shooting. Rosie Chambers Bound Over A Kings Mountain Negro wom an w'as bound over to Superior Court Thursday after probable was found on a charge of murder. Rosie Lee Chambers, 23, was bound over under a $5,000 bond, charged with 'murder in the death of Nezel Weathers, Jr., Negro, of the Com(pact Community. Weath ers was stabbed to death July 81 h fc/llowing -what investigating offi cers termed a/‘domesti*c quarrel ’ at the Weathers home. Bessemei City Commissioner Carpenter Dies Full Masorvic funeral rites for Donald Kubsell Carpenter. 16, of Bessemer City, w'ere lield Mon day afternoon at 2 o’clock fiom Bessemer City Fii'^i-t Methodist church, of which he was a mem ber. Rev. W. H. Pheagin, Jr. offi ciated at the final rites and in terment was in Bessemer City Memorial cemetery Mr. Carpenter died Saturday (j; cancer in the Kinirs Mouniain ■ hospital follow ing a shoi t illness. | A Bessemer City Councilman; for the [*:ist eight years, he was , secretary-treasurer and sales; manager for Plastic Products,! j Inc. j Lc*ng active in Bes.^emer City | civic affairs, he was a menilH*r of Whetstone Masonic Lodge 515 the Oasis Shriner Temple, vice president of the Red Fez shrine clu»b, and a member of the Bes semer City Optimist club He had formerly served on the piedmont Boy Scout Council and was a, past member of the both the| Bessemer City Lions club and | Bessemer City Jaycees. i I He was married to the former Miss Betty Hord of Kings Moun tain. veteran employee of C. E. Warlick Insuiance Agency. Hei and his wife and son, Don Car penter, Jr., rosided at 210 East Wa.shington Avenue. , Besides his wife and son, Car J STATE MEMBERSHIP HONORS TO AUXILIARY—Otis D. Green Post 15S Auxiliary of Kings Moun tain copped the state membership award at the recent state convention in Durham and received a plaque for being first unit among 232 in the state to reach its quota in membership for 1972. The Unit was also first in District 23 and first in Division 5 and received certificates emblematic of the honor, in addition to two state certificates of merit and two national citations. From left to light. Unit President Elizabeth Stewart, Outgoing Vice-President and membership chairman Mrs. Hubert Aderholdt, Mrs. Ruth Ruff, newly-elected Vice President ond 1973 membership chairman, and Mrs. Orangtcl Jolly, Treasurer and Co captain with Mrs. Lillian Mitchem of lost year's success ful membership campaign. Mrs. Jolly holds the winning plaque. (Photo by I. G. Alexander) Lee Charge Nol Pressed; He's Transferred Charges of assualt with intent to commit rape against Steve Lee, 30, an official of the N. C. Department of Correction, were penter is survived by his mother,; nol pressed in district court Mrs. Bessie Black Carjjenter of “ Bessemer City; and his parents- in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Hord of Ifings Mountain. Monday. Lee was charged with assualt- ing a 21-year old Kings Moun tain woman, Mrs. Bertha Kay : Wiesener. last month. Jaycees Finding Pretty Girls Coy Hashish Holder Awaits Judgment Reunion Slated By Class of *62 Members of the C1^3s.s of 3962 of Kings Mountain high school Tiu‘ chann' wa.s rei>ortedly nol-(will hold 'their 10th year reunion I prossed following a conference | August 12th at 6:30 p.m. at Jloyal between Solicitor George Hill ajid i Villa. Sui>erior Court Judge Harry C. Martin is scheduled to pass judgement today on a 21-year- uld Kings Mour>tain man charged with possession of hashish. Mrs. Wicsener’s lawyer, Steve Doliey Orff Gastonia. Lee, wlio had been suspended Dinner will be served. “The Caravelles ” will play at 9 pjn. das.s mem.bers not contacted Forest Wayne W’right of the i Youth Program Is Underway The city recreation department is siKHisoring a Youth Program at the Community Center each week until the beginning o-f school frjr children 13 ye:nrs of age ami younger. Six>rts contest, nature trips and hikes, and other activities are available to youngsters during the hours of 10 and 12 noon and 1 and 4 p.m. intendent of the N. C. Depart ment of Corrections, has since bc*en transferred to the Washing ton County prison unit, where he will serve as suixjrintendpnt. ^ _ , That action came Wednesday Bethlehem Community joWowing a meeting in Raleigh guilty to the charges in Clove- j^'tween Lee and Corrections land County Supenor Court Wed- ■ <7ommLssi<'nGr Lee Bounds, nesday moinmg. j fjounds said Lee agreed to the Judge Marlin i>ost{X)ned Jndg-; ti-ai^sfer and vv’ill maintain his ment after testimony of cliarac- ■ j-ank as Sujx'rintendent 1. which members of jg equivalent to nrajor. Bounds ' .. Loo’s transfcr is effective Wnght s 19(0 Pontiac GTO was fn>m his job as Region C super-[are invited to write PO Box 84, ;jivuig their name^j and address. Grayson's Firm To Move Soon also on trail, charged with trans porting hashish. New Jersey Anti-Vivisectionist Is 42, Seeks Potential Spouse DIXON SERVICE A congregational meeting will he held after the morning worship service Sunday* at 'Dix- I on Preehyterian church. Rev. Robert Wilson will deliver (the message at 9:3Q* Classify “Personal Notices”. Badhelor, 42, anti-vivisectionist, Now erseydte, interested in poten tial v\’ife. Under 35 and short of stature preferr<'d. Must no^ hav^e undergone operation. WILLIAM STROLE, 845 Tthird Street, Ocean CHy, New Jersey 06226. The letter to the Herald editor is self-explanatory: “I wonder if you whxiM firlnt this letter of mine in your news section as a personal interest topic Of in the letters to the editor column along with my name and address. “I am a bachelor age 42, witth light brown hair, am 5 ft. 5 in. tall. I am an active anti-vlvisec- tionist - that is someone who is opposed <to d^tors who use dogs in those awful, fiendish medical experiments they do. I love dogs and have reverence tor all life as a gilt firom God. "Because of my vi|?ws I nevei go to any doct^. I relly on nat ural heribs and t^t in God foi all healing, also I can’t fully love a girl who has been operated on and I can’t seem to meet one that hasn’t. I get to wondering if there are any gkls like mj’self, completely natural who have never been operated on. “I own a nice duplex home right near the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. My elderly mother 'lives in one apartment. She is a retired artist. I sure would like to hear from a sincere girl who ig all a- lone who has never been operat ed on. If there is such a person who would like to be my girl friend I wish she would write to me. I prefer a girl under 35 and short because I am short. There are little things She could do itor my mother around the house. II we find we arc agreeable later on we could get married. “I am ah honest and sincere fellow. I would greatly appreciate it if you’d print my most sincere letter. It could lead to a happier and more complete life for some lonely girl end myself. If you want a iphioto to go along with rpy letter let me know. Yours hopefully. Two Hurt In Car Crash Two persons receiveci minor in juries as a result of traffic ac cidents in the city within the past seven days. Lula Maye Griffin age 20. was treated for minor injuries at .Mc Gill Clinic Sunday following a 1:50 p.m. accident at the inter section of East Kings and Gas ton streets. Ac(X>rding tu police reports fi led by investigating officer L. D. Beattie, a 1971 Chevnifet driven by Marcus Edward P'loyd, 16, of 507 North Watterson Stiwt, wtis traveling east on King and Grif fin’s 1967 Chevrolet was going south on Gaston. Witnesses told officer Beattie that Floyd ran the stop light and struck the Grillfin car. Damage was estimated at $1,200 to the Floyd car and $125 to the Grif fin vehicle. Jeanette Revels of 204 South Cansler 5>treet was treated at McGill Clinic Weiinesday morn ing following a 10:50 a<‘cident at the intersection of Cansler and Walker streets. Investigating officer Mr.« Dorothy Howell said a 1965 Dodge driven by Forest Clegg Weaver. 60, of 410 Tate Terrace, pulled from Walker Street onto Cansler and hit a 1971 Ford dri ven by Kenneth Wayne Carroll, 19, of North Piedmont Avenue. Mrs. Revels was a passenger In the CarroM car. Damages wore estimated at $250 to the Dodge and $450 to the Ford, Grover Day School Registration Set' Shiloh Presbyterian church at Grover will sponsor a Day School during the fall. Parents interested in enrolling their four and five-year-old chil dren are invited to attend a meeting with church and school officials Monday night at 7:30 at Shiloh church. imm(»dialely. iBounds said the Major Ray mond Jarvis, who has been act ing as Region C superintendent since Lc'c’s suspension, is under c^msideration for permanent, appointment as superintendent. GUEST MINISTER Dr. Eu.gone D. Witlierspoon, retired Pix'sbyterian minister of Charlotte and former pastor of Belmont’s Fir.-;t Presbyterian Grayson’s Jeu'elry is renova ting the former P'irstCitizens building on West Mountain street whicii it expects to occupy as I soon as work on the interior i is completed. | Ml'S. T. Wood Grayson, own- j or, said workmen weie putting, the finishing touches on the building this week. A large pic-j ture winduiw ovcrh>ok.s the city’s ‘ new mini park. The handsome, new (juartei's will be aircondit- ioned. TTie building is owned by the ' D. M. Morrison Estates. I The building now occupied by (Grayson’s on S. Battleground Avenue is scheduled for purchase Reauty Event Is Postponed. Pending Entries Where are all the pretty girls? That’.s the question Kings Mountain Ja>Tees are asking. The civic club, making plans to sponsor the annual Miss Kings Mountain beauty pageant this summer, hasn’t been able to ob tain a single conle-stant. “For one reason or another all the young ladies we've contacted haven’t wantixl to enter a beauty pageant and were at a loss to understand why”, .said Pageant Chairman Richard 5lcKee. Members v’oted this week to jwstpone tlie search for “Miss Kings MiXintain” until a later time and hold the pageant later in the year. Meantime, Debbie Timms, blonde and preTTy Miss Kings Mountain 1972, will eontinue to wear the crown and title. churcJi, will fill the pulpit at |‘‘”<1 ra/ing by the Kings Moun- ' tain Redevelopment Commission. the Sunday morning worship hour at First Presbyterian church. District Schools Budget Is Up, Teachers Voted Supplement Hike The Kings Mountain Board of Education Monday night approv ed a 1972-73 budget of $1,415,- 180.29, an increase of $211,380 over last year, and also voted to de<’reast' btK)k and rental fees. Sii{)erintendent Dv>n Jones not ed that rlie new budget includes science. $1; physical education, $2; hand. $9; band uniform rcnl- al, $1.5f): art. $6; student insur ance, $2.50. In other actions, the boorrl: 1) Approved Ihe resignations kM I Mrs. Jaquitha Reid. Mrs. KrtxH’ca 1 Champion and Alford Cf«H'k''er, funds for tseveral innv pn^rams. ■ all of KMIIS, and .Miss Gail Tur- increased maintenance money, ner of Grovt'r. five ix>rcent salary increas<?s, in creases In janitorial supplies, money for three loc*ally i>ai<i teachers and additkxnal instru’e- tional supi)Ii(*s. The new fee schedule. Joni's said, reflects at least a $3 sav- ing:; for each student. In tlie past, students have been charged $3 for "library fet' and i nst rui*t ional su |)pli^. fTowev'i'r. Jones said there was money left over from ^ar’s budget aiul the board voteu to dist\;iitii3ue the $3 library and supply fee and use Ihe leftoser money for that purpose. The new fee schedule whhh was appiwed as Elementary sehooLs; Ijo.'ker fee Rev. Paul Cash To Fill Pulpit Rev. Paul Casli, Mecklenburg County policeman and a lay min ister, will fill the pulpit Sunday night at 7:30 at Bethlehem Bap- chU'hch. Mr. Cash is a Kings .Mountain native, son of Melvin G&sli of the Bethlehem community and the late Mrs. Caah. lit' is uncle ol Jerome, who led Youth Night services Sunday at Beth- loliem church. Youth Night service Sunday at- trvicted a full congi^ation, with bara Lail. Mr's. Carol A. Peeler | po »i)le from the city and and Mrs. f'.ail D. Powers. | outlying areas atteru'iing. 31 .\ccepl<‘d a l'>w biil of i ‘''Vo invite everyone to liear $11,377.7.3 from .\sphall Diving of, Cnsli”, said a spo1^\smGn. Shelby for paving worli at tlu'l high tscho>)l. Other bi<Is were as follows: Neal HawITins of Gas tonia. $15,927 and Bradley Jenkins of G^isto^ia. $1Paving of Ihe track at tlie hxghal! field was inchi<l(n! in the project. 4- •Ap{>roved Mi<» 2.5lh of each month'as a fixed pay day. 51 Heanl a reix>rt from Supt. Jones on tlie CUweland A:«ocia- tit»n of Governmental Officials (<’.\Gi^) iner'fing .set for Wednoo- 2> Aj^’roved the folI»nving ttMclier elections: Mrs. KatTiy Go forth, Mfo. Betty Bates. .Nfrs. Bar- for Grover. 56 eents: student in- day night ami the consideration surance, $2.56 (optional). CiMitral Junior High: Vocation al, $2; towel fee, $2; l(x*k<*r rent al. 50 cents; band, $9 or $i jx^r month; insuran'ce, $2.50 (option an. High School: locker rental. 50 cents; vocational, $4; typing, $6; to he givi'ti on imph'meiiting a drug abuse jirogram through that organization. Budgeti^l for j^IkwI memb<*r.sliip in CACRl was $930.20 and an ad{litional $'157 would be required for Ihe drug program, Jones notiHl. Continuf^d On 'Pag9 Eight Slide Program At ARP Sunday A slide program featuring scenes fr.mi the Holy Land will feature the evening worship ser\' kv Sunday night at 7 p.m. at Boyce Memorial ARP church. Thomas Waites of Columbia. S. Elder in the Centennial .ARP church, will .show the pictures he made while a tourist through the Holy City. Dr. Charles Edwards, pastor, I invites the eon>miinity to view | the picture^ with the'.ARP congre- ^ gation. Mrs. Rlack's Rites Conducted Funeral rites for Mrs. Annie Louise Black, 59, of 830 North Piidmonl .Avenue, were held Sat urday afternoon at 4 o’cloc'k from Tf"n,»K' Lai>tLst church of which she wa.s a member. Rev. Frank Shirley, a.ssisted by Kev. Eugene Land, officiateii at the final rites, and interment was in Mountain K(.*st c‘emeter>'. .Mrs. Black, wife of John Jasper Black, died at 7:20 p.m. Thursday in the Kings Mouniain hospital. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Modfatt Neely. Besides iier hasband sl\e is sur- \ ived by one daughter, Nlrs. Ken- netli Towlry of Kings '.Mountain; two brothers. Campbell tXeoly of R«'k Hill, S. C, and KiV'X Neely of Grovt'r; five sisters. Mrs. Car- roll Falls, .Mrs. J. I. Lawson and Mrs. Raymond Cobh, all of Ck>- ver, S. C., Mrs. Rorx*rt M^iseley of Crtiffney, S. C. and Mrs. lituKl .Mitchell of Symrna, S. C., two grandst)n.s; and her stipmothcr, Mrs. Addie Neely of Clovtr, S. C, Rilly Williams Wins Degree Billy Williams, son of *dr. and Mrs. Willis F. Williams ot Kings Mountain, received his Bachelor of Science degree in v’hemistiy at the nvent Ci^mmemvmtnt^e^xer- cises at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Mill. Williams has joiiu^l the Or ganic Chemical Division the Res<\arch Tk'partmenl with Soutli- ern Dytvduff Comi)any of Chijir* lottp as a n'search chemist. Prt'sently he makes liis home in Charlotte with his wife, a re cent graduate of Ikmuett I'ollege, and their daughter, Candace Col- lette.

North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.

Digital North Carolina