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m* Greatar Kings Mountain Ugufe Is derived Irom the
Special United States Bureau ol the Census report of
lonuary. 1966, and Includes the 14,990 population of
Number 4 Township, and the remolnlng 6,124 from
Number 5 Township, In Cleveland County and Crowders
Mountain Township In Gaston County.
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 84 No. 12
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, March 22, 1973
PRICE TEN CENTS
Ambrose Cline Drops Appeal In Buffalo Litigation
C ol C Speaker
In Tuesday Fire
At North School
EVANGELIST — Dr. Ben F. Or
mond will lead evangelistic
services beginning April 1 at
Bessemer City's First Presby-
Dr. Ben F. Ormand, executive
secretary of the Pee Dee Presby
tery of the Synod of South Caro
lina with offices in Florence,
South Carolina, will conduct a
st»ries of evangelistic services at
•First Presbyterian church in
iBessemor City April 1-3 begin
ning at 7:30 p. m.
Dr. Ormand is a Iranian Army and retired assis-
Gastonia, nho son of the lalej
Naisar jehanbani, native of ;
Iran and grandson of a former
Shah ovcrlhnwn from power in i
l'J22, says he is an "American! i:
y choice.” j
Thc Gaston college ecology i ‘
professor, a citizen of this coun- ‘
try for 15 years, was Ihe keynote i
speaker at the annual dinner ^
meeting Monday night of the i
Chamber of Commerce at the
He delighted his audience with
his humorus account of his ar
rival in America in 1916, detail
ing various difficulties with the
English language (he speaks siX)
noting that every foreigner who
comes to America is a "Christo
Jehanbani said he give his on
ly child a dhoice of nationality.
"He hiis your citizenship^', he de
A foimer major general in the
tant chairman of the board o'f the
Iranian Oil Company, a $20 mil-
I lion per day operation employ-
He was graduated from Ihe!ing 100.000 persons all over the
Kings Mountain high school, i world, he attempted to put his
Davidson college, and Union i native country, formerly called
The Rev. Allen E. Morrison is
pastor of the church.
Don McGinnis has been elected
president of Kings Mountain
Country clmb for the com'inig year.
(Mr. McGinnis was elected by
the board of directors following a i
stockholder’s meeting last Tues
H. D. (Snooks) McDaniel was
n aimed vice president, Carl De-
Vane was elected secretary and
Thomas Tate will serve a^ treas
New members of the board of
directors are Will Herndon and
S. R. Suber, Jr.
Show To Benefit
■ Tickets ate availai le from amv
memlier of the Kings Mcmntain
Rescue Squad for a big country
music show benefit to be held
April 7th at 7 p. m. and 9:30 p.
m. at Crossroads Music Park in
the O^ik Grove community.
, All proceeds from the two
shows will benefit the rescue
Tickets may also ‘be purchased
at the music park.
Persia, into perspective in the
Middle East and to dispel the
"■KXxn knights” image western
ers had of the area.
On the Suez Canal:
The Suez Canal has outlined
its usefulness and will never be
reopened and the price of oil
will not be affected should it
ever reopen. He said the canal
can’t handle super oil tankers
CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
PRESIDENT — Richard (Dick)
Shaney has been installed as
the new president ol the Kings
Mountain Chamber of Com
merce. He succeeds J. C, Bridg
C of C Godls
Richard (Dick) Shaney, Caro
lina Throwing Company execu
tive and newly-elected ipresident
of the Kings Mountain Chiamber
of Commerce, said he would rec
ommend in 1973 that -the C of C
and local industry "get in behind
a day care center project to take
care of the needs of industry.”
Mr. Shaney said a day care
center would help provide much-
needed additional personnel for
He said the project has not had
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1 A Kings Mountain youth has
been charged in a juvrnale |
tion with setMng tire to North!
Elementary Scliool Tuesday att- !
Kings Mountain police reported
that the youngster broke a glas.s j
and entered a cla.-snic-m ar mnd ;
3:34 p.m. and used a hand torch
to set fire to a pile o-i papers.
Damage was estimated at SoDO
by Schools Supt. Don Jonc.s. i
Tlireo persons gav'o police a !
description of the boy and latei 1
identiTed him after liK'-king at \
seven pictures. The boy reported* |
ly later admitted breaking the
glass and setting the fire.
According to police reports, the
bey told the three others vho
identified him that if they tame
close to him, he would burn them
with the torch Police rcoorted
the youngster then ran and drop
ped the torch as he fled.
No (Other cases of vandalisim
was reported by police but offic
ers did investigate two minor
traffic accidents during the week.
On Wednesday at 10:50 p.m.,
Ptl. L. D. Beattie charged JacK
Andrew Price of Shelby with fail
ure to yield right of way follow
ing a two-car mishap on King
Street. According to Beattie,
Price’s 1965 Chevrolet struck a
1963 Pontiac driven by John Ross
Martin of 18 Bennett Drive. Dam
age to Price’s car was listed at
$25 and damage to Martin’s car
was set at $350.
A 12:(K p.m. accident Saturday
on King Street resulted in a traf
fic violation charge against Wel
don Morris of 1004 Second Street,
Ptl. Richard Reynolds reported
that a 1968 Ford, driven by Mor
ris, struck a 1965 Chevrolet driv
en by Helen Odell Smith of 1019
Brookwood Drive. Damage to the
Smith car was $400 and damage
to the Morris car was listed at
RECEIVES AWARD — Mrs. Fate Arrowood, right, receives a 15 year service pin from P. H. Wilson,
manager of Rose's Stores, Inc., of Kings Mountain, It's the fourth service pin Mrs. Arrowood has
rece.'ved since joining the local firm. (Photo by Gary Setwart).
Funeral rites for Mrs. Bertha
Love Austell Shuford, 88, of
route 1, Gix)ver, were conducted
Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.
irom New Hope Baptist church
'Memorial hospital after several
Funeral rites will be conducted
Thursday (today) at 3 p.m. from
First Baptist church of Cirover of
which he was a member. Rev.
Paul Millwood will officiate at
the rites and inrterment will be
in the Grover cemetery.
The body will remain at Harris
Funeral Home until 30 minutes
before the rites wihen it will lie
in s-tate at the church.
Mr. Mo4itgomeiry was a native
of Cleveland County, son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. William Thom
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Janie Norman Montgomery; two
sons, J. B. Montgomery of Grover
and Billy Montgomery of St. Pet
ersburg, Fla.; TWO daughters, Mrs.
Clyde Rhea of Grover and Mrs.
Winfred Moss of Blacksburg, S.
C.; two brothers, R. C. (Montgom
ery of Decatur, Ga. and Rev. Per
ry Montgomery of C>>lumbia, S.
C.; two sisters, Mrs. Seth Putnam
of Stori'hi’s Kings iMountainj and Mrs. Lillie Sheppard, both of
store and Shelby manager since I Grover; 12 grandbhildren and
19.3/1. has retired after 38 years j four great-grandchildren,
service with the company. . | Active pallibeare^rs will bt* Paul
Mr. Blanton was succeeded at; Allen, Bob Hambright, Bill Camp,
the Shetby store by Jim Craw-| James Byers, Jesse Welch and
ford of Belmont. Glenn Rountree.
'Dewey John Montgomery, 72,
retired carpenter of Grover, died I T^hncnn
Tuesday afternoon in Cleveland '''"j'I'l®
Ken Blanton former manager
and the Rev. Donald Farrow of
Interment was in the church
(Mrs. Shuford, wife of William
Shuford, died at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday at Brookview Nursing
Home in Gaffney, S. C. after
illness of several years.
She was a native of Cleveland
County, daughter of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Quitman Austell. She
was a member of Antioch Bap
tist church of Grover.
'Besides her husband, she is
survived by one son. Tolly M.
Shuford of Kings Mountain:
three daughters, Mrs. Bertie Lee
Wood of Sanford, Fla., Mrs. C.
E. Watts of Marietta, Ga., and
Funeral services tor Roy A.
Haynes, 53, of Atlanta, Ga., for
merly of Kings Mountain, were
coniducled Monday afternoon at
2 p.m. from Harris Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev.
Glenn Boland officiating.
Burial was in Mountain Rest
TOP SPELLER^Lu Anne Riggs,
daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Paul
Riggs, is West Elementary
school's spelling champion. She
is a sixth grade student of Mrs.
Marriott Phifer. She won the
recent West school spelling bee.
Permits To Raze
Demolition ix'rmits outnum’ror-
Oil those for new c'onstruction is
sued recently by W. W. Laugh
ter, city building inspector.
Five were purchased by Kings
.Mountain Redevelopment Com
mission for demolitions in the
Mr. Haynes died Satuixlay: central 'easiness district redeve-
morning in Atlanta of a heart ’ lopment project — the former
attack. ^ I McGinnis Department Store An
ile was a Lincoln county na- nox, Grayson Jewelry, Gulf Ser-
vice Station and Roller Mill
buildings -- and two others, to
tive, son of the late Mr
Mrs. William C. Haynes.
Surviving ate one son. Randall' Paul Falls to raze a building at
Haynes of Bellevue, Neb.; one S03 Cleveland Avenue and St.
daughter, Mrs. Linda Hamm of; Matthew’s Lutheran Church to
Kings Mountain; two brothers, raze a building at IDS West Ridge
How^ard Haynes of Darlington, street.
Mrs. J. S. Wilhelm oJ North Au-iS. C.. and Ernest Haynes of, New construction permits in-
gusta S. C.- seven grandchildren j Landis; and four sisters, Mrs. W. elude:
and four gr^at-grandchildren. i D. Whitesides of Kings Moun-: .Mrekoy Powers, six-room dwel-
Active pallbearers wore Max'tain, Mrs. Clyde Deal of iGas- ling Downing Drive, estimated
Graham, Austelle Graham. Reid hmia, Mrs. Mazelle Jenkins of cost S39,47S. Marion Dixon Con-
CraWfoi'd, John A. Crowder and, Clierryville and Mrs. Hazel Ply- tractor.
C. Q. Lavender. ' ler of Pineville. I 'Contiunrd On Page Six)
The annual Kiwanis Club bas
ketball and wrestling banquet,
honoring mcmbc^rs of the Kings
Mountain High School teams, will
be rold tonight at 7 p.m. at the
Horace (Bones) McKinney, for
mer coach of the Wake Forest
Demon Deacons and tlie Carolina
Cougars, will be guest speaker
for the event.
Highlighting the banquet will
be pre.^mtation of trophies l-a
outstanding basketball players
In basketball, most valuable
player and best free throw shoot
er awards will be prt'sented to
both boys and girls and a most
valuable wrestler tropliy will
also tK* awarded. Phujues will al
so be presented to all seniors on
RITES HELD — Funeral rites
for A1 Maine, former general
manager of Mossachusetts Mo
hair Plush Company's Neisler
Division, were held Tuesday.
AI Maine, 62,
Dies In Wreck
lohn D. Cline
By MARTIN HARMON
Respon lent.s in City of Kings
.Mouniain \s. J. ’:n D. Clino Buf
falo Lake C'n:!err:n.'H''in action
completed ny Wednesday.
The ci'.' . will present
testimony 'Ph.rr:' lay in Ciet/eland
Superior Court, Ju.’gc W. G. Mc
It is the last remadrn-' •ro'>er*
ty to wiiich the city cceLs title
for th<‘ Buffalo C'lvek Lake wa
ter rosevoir, Ambrose Cdne hav
ing with<ln»wn Tuesday morning
the a:)i)eal fn^m a commis.sioner
decision he had previously filtKl.
Amibrose Clino fiicrefore accept
ed the commissiom*r award of
$97,000. This is for an lOG-acre
tract, which inclurles a residence.
Jack While, who with Verne
Shive are attorneys for the city,
said Judge McLean, before trial
began on the John Clino mone
tary award appeal, ruled that the
city acted in good faith in saying
it reejuired the Cline property.
The trial testimony which be
gan Wednesday morning con
cerns the commissioner award of
$72,800 to John Cline, for an 104-
acre tract which also includes a
Among witnesses testifying for
John D. Cline were Ralph Gil
bert, a registered appraiser, far
mers and neighbors.
Attorney WTiite said he expect
ed plaintiff’s testimony will be
Only other pending matter in
the Buffalo Lake property ac
quisition is final settlement of a
Superior Court jury’s award of
$170,000 to W. K. Mauney, Jr.,
and Buford Cline, trading as
Double B. Ranch. The city enter
ed notice of appeal.
Both basketball teams are com
ing off winning seasons. Tlie j
boys, coaclu'd by Allen Dixon, | a1 Maino, 62, former general
finished 9-9 in the Southwestern | manager of Massachusetts Mo-
Western Auto Owner Odus Smith
Posts Lone Rid For KMRC Tract
Confirmation of the lone bid of if demand is indicated.
Odus Smith, owmer of Western The proportv is the first i^e-
Auto Store for Kings Mountain sale offering the Redevelormont
called Bonnie Mill Store property
is a "mere formality”, Gene
White director of the commission
The property is bounded ^y
•piedmont avenue, CJhcrokce and
(Mr. Smith said he expects to
construct a retail business build
ing fronting on Cherokee of ivp-
proximately 7,590 square feet,
likely of brick construction.
He added he hopes to he able
1o occupy building by September,
on second bid invitation..
He said other buildings will be ed demolition of the former
constructed on the property, i Ware & Sons Roller Mill proper-
Jronting Piedmont and/or Gold. 1 ty should be underway.
Commission has made.
Director White said We inos-
day the Commission hopes to of
fer for re-sale the former Roy
ster Oil Company property at the
corner of Battleground and
Mountain by Mid-April. Razing
of the old building is complete.
The lot fronts 41 feet of West
Mountain, 100 feet on South Bat-
Currently underway is razing
of the former Grayson’s Jewelry
building on S. Battleground.
By next week, Mr. White add-
4 1 <
Conference and 14-10 overall, ad
vaneing to the semi-finals of the
SWe tournament before losing to
Shelby on a last-sec*ond shot.
The girls, coached by Blaine
Froneberger, finished 10-S in the
conference and 12-9 overall, los
ing to Shelby in the oixming
round of the SWC tournament.
Til is marks the eighth year
the Kiwanis Club has henore-J
the basketball players and wrest
ling was add(^ to the bonquet
list last year. The basketball
banquet originaU*d in 19(56 and
the Kiwanians have since honor
ed throe conference champion.s,
j in 1967, ’68 and ’70.
I The Kiwanians have called on
; seme of the top basketball name.*
I in the country for .six^akens, the
most notixi being Maryland Coiicii
, Lefty Driesell, University of
' North Carolina liead mentor Dean
’ Smitb, and. of course, this year's
hair Plush Company’s Neisler
Mills (now Neiscot Division here,
was killed in an automobile ac-
(xient in New Bedford, Massach
usetts Sunday, friends here have
Funeral rites for Mr. Maino
were coikIucIoJ Tuesday in Now
Mr. Maino came to Kings
Mountain in the fall of 1959. He
resigned in 1966 to enter the I'eal
estate business in N4‘W Bedfoixi.
Deadline for accepting ai)plica-
tions for clerk carrier positions
at Kings Mountain Post Office
is Monday, March 26th.
Postmaster Charles Alexander
said a new supply of application
blanks have been received and
these forms may be obtained by
contacting the postmaster.
Funeral rites for Mrs. Sadie
Hackney Markham, 86, of Dur
ham, mother of Mrs. Tolly M.
Shuford of Kings Mountain,
were conducted 'Tuesday after
noon from Durham's St. Phil
lip’s Episcopal church, interment
following in Maplewood ceme
Mrs. Markham died Sunday
morning at her home after de
clining health for several years.
■>lie w the widou' of Charles
M,.rkham, former executive of
Duke Univer.^ity. and daug'hter
of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward
In addition to her daughter
and son-in-law here, Mrs. Mark
ham is siu'\ivcd by one son,
Charles Markham of Durham;
and two daughters. Miss Elea
nor Markham of Charlotte and
Miss Sarah Markham of New
While in Kings Mountain the; York City; one sister, Mrs. L. M.
familv o;‘eupi<xl an apartment at Johnston of Gurnersville, Ga.;
tile homo of Mr. ani Mrs. D. L. one grandson and two great
Saimdei's. i gramichikiixn.
Surviving are his wife , Mrs.; Rev. Eugene Bollinger officiat-
CONTINUED ON PAGE 0 lo<i at the final rites.
Canslei Area Urban Renewal Work
Underway As First House Is Razed
I Pi'o-.school n'gistration is now
i under way in the five elementary
: schools of Kings Mountain dis-
I tried schools.
WEDNESDAY MISHAP COSTLY — A two-car wreck last Wednesday on highway 216 south of Kings
Mountain was costly in that both cars were listed as total losses. According to reports, W. G. Fritts
of Lexington, N. C. was driver of a car which v/os traveling south and turned left into the path
of a Price's Taxi cab driven by Tommy Metcalf of Kings Mountain. Three passengers in the cab,
James Grant, Evonne Grant and Jimmy Grant, all of 1600 Parkdale Circle, were treated for minor
injuries at Kings Mountoin HospitoL (Photo by Gary Stewart.)
Mayor John Moss and Gene over $2.8 million for the program
Whitt*, director of the Kings which will "place a large seg-
Mountain Rtxlevelopment Com- mont of the population in decent
mission, personally p.resided over housing for the Hi's! time.”
the demolition of the first house Moss pointed out the eventual
to .e razei in the ('ansler Stret't following results of the Cansler
urban renewal project Tuesday: projecd:
afternoon. 1* A pleasant, livable residen-
Deinolition crews ra/ed tbt* tial envimnmont;
, house at 112 North City StrtH>ti 2) Safer and improved streets;
formerly owned and oecupied by | 31 Larger and better designcnl
j Parents who have cliil<lren who Buix*n Blanton. It’s the first I'csidential lots;
I win begin first grade in August house of some 2(K1 schcdule<l for 4) Additional oix'n space and
jaro asked to obtain forms from demolition or rehabilitation in rcx'Peational land;
the principal's offices at Beth- the S3.S million urban renewal; 5> Land us<’s appropriate to a
walx^ Grover. East, N'oth or program. ; lesidential environment;
West sehotds in Older to complete "This neighborhood will be one| 6» Additional standard hous-
their shot records before school of rhe finest of its type in the'ing.
opens. Piedmont Camlinas.” noted Ma- "The 110 acre area is the see-
Howaid Bryant, school offi- yor Moss as he watched workmen ond urban ix'mwal project to en-
cial. said immunization should demolish the structure despite a tor the execution stage and
begin immediately so the children hivivy downpour of rain. .should raise the quality of living,
will have all of their shots before Moss pointed out that the fed- for all residents oi Kings Moun-
the opening of school. cial government has allocated tain,” Moss said.