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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, November 22, 1973, Image 1

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‘Population Gredier Kings Mountain City Limits | 21,914 8.465 The Greater Kings Mountain figure is derived from thé Special United States Bureau of the C ensus report of anwary, “1986, ‘and includes - the- 14,990 ipulation of umber 4 Township, and the remaining 6,124 from Number 5 Township, in Cleveland County and Crowders Township in Gas Mountain ton County. pyre I Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper a ————————— ———— 12 Pages Today VOL. 84 No. 47 Established 1889 Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, November 22, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS Eighty-Fourth Year ity Granted Authority To Plug Lake October 25 '1 Family get-togethers, dhyrch services, 4 hunting, television viewing of-parades and early | and | football games will be the order ! of Thanksgiving Day for most Kings Mountain citizens. { At least five industries will be | closed, including K Mills, Mar- glace Mills, Minette Mills - of | Groyer, Duplex, and Kinder, which | will clo.e Tiaursday and Friday. School pupils will get a long weekend, not returning to books until Monday, and most of the city will’ be closed down tight. Louise Young. high school sen- ior and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Young, will represent the city in the Carolinas Carrou- sel, annual Thanksgiving Day parade, in Charlcite. Miss Young, also KMHS Homecoming Queen, will ride in the afternoon parade which will be televised. Men of Kings Mountain Bap- tist; @entral United Methodist, Fisst . Presbyterian and Boyce Memorial ARP churches will serve early morning breakfasts short services of worship will conducted by these congrega. A Thursday evening din- | er will be held by Dixon Pres: terian church at 6:30. For some, the day will be just another work day, especially at area plants where work schedules : will continue as normal. Majority of Foote Mineral em- ployees will work today and take a ‘long weekend, beginning Fri- day. : . Burlington Industries will oper- | ate on regular schedule. Spectrum will operate on reg- ular schedules but office person- nel will take the holiday. ve Industries PRESIDENT — Dr. Frank Sin- cox was elected president of the Kings Mountain Chamber of Commerce Tuesday to fill the unexpired term of Richard (Dick) Shaney, who has re- signed to accept employment with Daniels International Co. Mr. Sincox is firs: vice-presiden of the C of C. Lh Sincox Succeeds Dick Shaney Dr. Francis J. Sincox, Kings Mountain medical doctor, was elevated to the presidency of the | Kings Mountain Chamber of Com- merce Monday following resigna- tion of Richard (Dick) Shaney, president. Mr. Shaney, formerly personnel director for Carolina Throwing Co., has accepted employment with Daniels International and told the board of directors and told the C of C directors he | “would be working a great deal | Mauney Textile operations will | operate as usual with office per- sonnel only having the day off today. Fiver and PPG Industries will continue operations as usual on Thanksgiving Day but employees who work will be paid double time and a half overtime wages. Pre-Thanksgiving church serv- ices were held Wednesday night at Central United Methodist dhurch under sponsorship of the Kings Mountain Ministerial Asso- ciation. Rev. David Kime, pastor of Oak View Baptist church, de- livered the sermon and all area churches partidipated in the joint service. WOMAN'S CLUB . James Peily, president of QOleveland Technical Institute at Shelby, will be guest speak- er at Monday night's meeting of the Woman's club at 7:45 p.m. at the Woman's club. Mrs. Jack Arnette is program dhairman. Electrical Re-Bids ' To Be In Monday _ The City of Kings Mountain will. receive bids unftiil 2 o'clock ‘Monday afternoon on the elec- trical section of its proposed 'sewage system expansion. The re-bid was necessitated by Jack of bids on the original bid- taking on October 31. Only two firms posted bids. Three were required. Only a lone bid is r§- quired on a rebidding. out-of-town.” The C of C went on record stat- ing appreciation to Mr. Shaney for his good service to the or- ganization. Dr. Sincox, associate of McGill Clinic, is currently first vice- president of the C of C and Presi- dent-Elect for 1974. The annual election of officers is slated for January. Mis. Hartsoe's Mother Passes Mrs. Margaret Cahillance Grif- fin, mother of Mrs. Raymond Hartsoe of Kings Mountain died Wednesday, November 14 in Manchester, New Hampshire. She had been in declining health for many months. A Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Raphael's church of which she was a member. Burial was in St. Joseph cemetery in New Hampshire. Mrs. Griffin is survived by three sons; four daughters; 7 grand- children and two great-grand- children. LICENSED BROKER Gary Stewart, former Herald sports editor and Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Stewart of the Dixon community, has passed state examinations as a real estate broker, graded on rules and regulations, math, termi- nology and instrument prepar- ation. Brock: New Administration Won't Be Swom Until December 10th: § Members of Moss Adminis- fration V won't take oaths of office until December 10, rath- er than December 3, as has been previously reported in this and other newspapers. The city has been informed thusly by Alex Brock execu- tive secretary of the State ‘Board of Elections and director of elections. Mr. Brock wrote Tuesday, in reponse to an inquiry: “A nJedi~pd Hh 607, Session Laws of Abas ud nd iq nt Chapter as to require all newly elected mayors and council members to take the oath of office in December after the results of the election have been certi- fied pursuant to Sub-chepter 1X of Chapter 163 of the Gen- eral Statutes”. The date in December is that date on which the City Council of Kings Mountain is scheduled by Charter to hold its first meeting". First meeting of the city com- m'-sicn will be on December 10. | the police department, Operation ID Starts, Markers Are Available “Operation Identification” was cfficially kicked off Thursday night and 30 engravers for mark- ihg valuables are available at police “headquarters at no cost tio citizens. Chief Tom. McDevitt, heading #i| up the drive, told .the "handful cf ‘citizens present for: the ‘third organizational meeting that “the success of the campaign de- pends: upon the citizens.” “I ‘hope every household wili take advantage of this program to mark their, jocecaution against theft”, Chief McDevitt. said “The markers are on loan for | ai 48-hour ‘basis and senior citi- | zens can get assistance from the police department in marking tneir valuables simply by calling Chief MaDevitt pointed out. Rev. Paschal Waugh, pastor of Central United Methcdist church, and Charlie Ballard, Lithium Corporation official, both’ demon- strated the marking device and are distributing the markers to plant employees and church members. Other church, civic and plant officials may ootain markers for their neighbors by contacting the polige department. Citizens are advised to mark their valuables with their driv- er's license number. Should a person not have a driver's license, ; he can obtain, free of charge, an identification number from the local driver's license bureau in Shelby or Gastonia. tion Identifiation project is one of four such projects in planning Region C — Polk, Rutherford, Mc- Dowell and Cleveland Counties— and engravers have been pur- chased with federal funds so that citizens may mark valuables with their permanent North Carolina driver's license number. Roof Repairs Top Permits Permits to repair led the list of building permits obtained via the city building inspector’s of- fice this week, and dncluded: George W. Mauney, of 814 W. Mountain street, for a carport ex- pected to cost $500. Perimeter zoning Richard Owens. Trailer placement permit to Sterling Rikard, 110 McGill Farm road. Mrs. W. W. Moorhead, 513 Crescent Hill rgdd, roof repairs, Shelby Roofing Company, con- tractos. East Side Baptist church, 411 York read, repairs to roof expect- ed to dost $620. J. H. Patterson, Parker street, basement and remodeling, Self & Strickland contractor, estimat- ed cost $2000. Horace Herndon, 312 N. Cans- ler street, garage door and utili- ty building addition. Six Nominees For ASC Posts Six Kings Mountain area farm- ers are candidates tural Stabilization and Conserva- tion Communnity committee posts in Cleveland county. Ballots were mailed to eligi- ble voters Monday. Ballots must be returned in person or post- marked no later than December 8rd. Nominees from this are are Roy Bell, Ben Hamrick, J. Nev- ette Hughes. J. Edwin Moore, H. O. (Toby) Williams and Stough Wright. permit to um - - Limits Expansion rd Hearing Monday The city commission will hold a public hearing at its Monday night meeting on a petition to annex to the city limits the area on U. S, 74 west where a shopping center is now being erected by a South Carclina developer. As of Wednesday, it_js the principal item On the agenda for the Monday meeting. belongings as a | The Cleveland County Opera- | for Agricul- Charlotte. Christmas Parade Plans Are Jelling ‘Bell Announces ‘More Details On Gpening Event i Beauty queens, floats, high school bands, clowns, and tne | Charlotte Junior Police Drum & Bugle Corps are among the 45-50 | units who will launch the Christ- mas shopping season here next | Friday, Nov. 30, in a big parade at 4 p.m. Mickey Bell, president of the { sponsoring Merchants Associa: ! tion, said Miss Shelby, Debbie Burns of Kings Mountain, and Louise Ycung, KMHS Carrousel i Princess and Homecoming Queen { are among the area beauty queens who have confirmed they will appear in the parade. Mr. Bell said at least eight downtown merchants will spon- | sor floats, The Kings Mountain high school band, the Shelby high | { school band, the Crest high school band and the 60member Char- | lotte Junior Police Drum & Bugle | Corps are. amcng the bandsmen | who will march in the event. Santa Claus, of course, will be | siar of the show. Local Boy Scouts, local Girl | Scouts, and Joey the Clown, | Charlotte television personality, | will also be featured. " Chairman Bell said merchants interested in sponsoring parade | entries should contact him or association secretaries Donna | Myers and Terry Martin at their offices at the Bus Station. | — | Allison Case | Is Nol-Prossed | Solicitor Berlin Carpenter took a nol pros with leave in the case of C. A. Allison, principal of East Elementary school, charged with assault on a child under 12, in 27th Judicial District Court Judge Robert Kirby presiding. Allison was chargéd with spank- ing with a “wooden plank” a | nine-year old student cn Oct. 30. | The warrant signed by the | plaintiff Dolores Dobbins of 811 | First St., and Sandra Lynn Bell, alleged that Allison “did assault and strike Sandra Lynn Bell, a | child under 12, to wit nine years | of age by beating the said san- | dra Lynn Bell on the buttocks | and hips with a wooden plank | inflicting serious bruises. . .” The warrant was drawn by magistrate Agnes Gaskey and Allison had been free on $500 bond. Hearing Dec. 6 For Miss Ramsey Mary Beth Ramsey, 24, of 809 E. Ridge street, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of embezzle- ment of $547.10, according to the Kings Mountain Police Depact- ment. Miss Ramsey posted cash bond of $2,000 and preliminary hear- | ing is set for Dec. 6th in Meck- | lenburg County District Court, | Ptl. Robert Dodge, who served the warrant, said tne wanrant was signed by R. B. Crenshaw, detective with the Charlotte Po- lice Department. The warrant al- leges the defendant embezzled $547.10 while employed by Her- | bert Spaugh Insurance Company of Charlotte. Miss Ramsey declared her in- nocence to the Herald Wednes- day night. Grover Will Stage Christmas Parade iGrover’s second annual Christ- | mas parade will be held Monday, Dec. 3, at 4:30 p. m. | Grover Woman's club is again spor:soring the event kicking off | the holiday season in Grover and participation is invited from the public. Mrs. James C. Scruggs (937- | conservation in the schools. | regular maintenance | ings and requires that all prin- IN PARADE — Joey the Clown will pe featured in the city's big Christmas parade on Nov- ember 30th af 4 p.m. Thieves Hit Furniture Stores Thieves hit two area furniture stores Thursday right and took nine television sets. For the fourth time within the past 39 days, Keeter Furniture Co. in Grover was broken into and television sets stolen, the Cleveland county sheriff's depart- ment reported. A neighbor who lives rear the | furniture store reported hearing’ glass break about 3 a. m. and| to see a man fleeing the store| and get into a car. He later saw | three other men get into the] car, which sped away, he told | officers .The neighbor called the | sheriff's department. | Deputy John Allen, who inves- tigated, reported entrance had | been gained by throwing an au-| |tomobile wheel rim through a side | | window of the building. i | Taken were two 16-inch 'tlack | and white television sets, two 19- irch color GE television sets and | one black and white 19-inch Zen- ith television set, Allen reported- | The suspect car was descri ed | {as a black or ‘ark blue Pontiac, | either a 1961 or 1963 model. Palmer Cannon, detective with the sheriff's department, said Timms Furniture, South of Kings Mountain, was entered about midnight Thursday and four color television sets were stolen. En- trance was gained by throwing a cement block through a glass in the front door. Reported taken were two RCA 19-inch color television sets, one 19-inch GE color television set and one 18dinch RTA color tele- vision set. Total value was esti- mated at $1,419.80. On Fuel Usage | Beause of the energy crisis the beard of education has formially adopted a 36 point plan for fuel The plan generally asks for on build- cipals fully understand their own school’s heating controls. The plan requires thermostats be kept at maximum: 70 degrees, that night meetings be held to a minimum and that the boiler be out off when outside tempera- tures reach 60 degrees. The board also encourages schobl personnel to observe the 50 mup.h. speed limit. Second Annual On December 3 (936-7705) are accepting parade entries and persons planning to enter floats and units should con- tact them for information. The Kings Mountain high school band has already noti- fied parade chairmen the mem- bers will appear in the parade. Fain Hambright, Grover post- Injured Couple Were Married At Beam Home Newlyweds Irene and Paul Terry, who will spend their first Thanksgiving together, count their blessings that they are re- united after mcre than 30 years. Theirs was a wheelchair ro- mance at Beam’s Nursing Home and their marriage followed a courliship of two months and a Jiiendship cf mcre than 30 years. The former Irene Barne'te of Kings Mountain, 45, first met her husband, Paul Terry, now 48, when she was 16, the oldest girl of eight children, living with her mother and father, Clifford and Emma Barnette, cn a mill vill- age here. Her father died and Irene helped suport the rest of the family by working as a wait- ress at the old Silver Dollar Grill on Grover rcad and as a fixer at Craitspun Mill. Paul Terry moved to Plilkville, became a minister, and there met and mar- | ried a Polkville girl. The Terrys | had a family cf seven children, four of whom are now married, but Terry's wife deserted him after an automobile accident six years ago which left him totally disabled”, he relates, for mcre than fcur years. Irene Barnette had also married a Kings Moun- tain boy, and they had a daugh- ter and were divorced. “My sister has always been a fighter”, says Mrs. Roger Guin,” an her great faith in God helped ‘her survive brain surgery two years ago which left her totally paralyzed on her left side and confined to a wheelchair.” The bride and bridegroom rec- cgnized each other immediately at Beam's Nursing Home where | school administra two | both were in wheelchairs months ago. Paul Terry related that doctors had given hope to ever walk again.” with severe brain damage which had crippled his legs and hands | and affected badly his eyesight. Irene Barnette related to Paul Terry hcw she had felt helpless and unimportant to anyone. Left- handed, she was Continued On Page Six Mis. James, 100, Dies In Greer Mrs. Mamie Kendrick James, grandmother of Mrs. Martin Har- mon, of Kings Mountain, died Wednesday morning in Huntington Nursing Home, Greer, S, C. She had attained her hundredth birthday June 25, 1973. She was the widow Frederick Gibson James. A member of Greer’s First Bap- tist Church, she was fior 50 years a Sunday School teacher. She was a charter member of the Greer Music club and a native of the Sandy Flat community of Green- ville County. She_had lived in Greer since 1900. Until her mar- riage, she was a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse. Surviving are four children, Mrs. John Ratterree, Mrs, Ralph Vaughn and Laurens James, all of Greer, and Frederick G. James, Jr., of Taylors, S. C. Six grand- children and ten great-granddhil- dren survive. Ji Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Greer First Baptist church. of Dr. Pumpage Over Dam Not Yet Required Thus far, the city has pump- ed no water over the Buffalo Creek dam to assure down- stream supply. Pumpage hasn't been required. Downstream-from-dam water enters Buffalo from four sourc- es, Muddy Fork Creek, Potts Creek, and two small tributary oreeks. Mayor John Henry Moss said Wednesday, “I have called the manager of Fibre Industries, a large below-dam user, and he told me there have been no problems.” Blacksburg, S. C., depends on Buffalo Creek fic its water sup- ply. Should the rate of flow into below-dam Buffalo fall to 19 cubic feet per second, the city will be required to pump water over the dam. When the lake fills upstream Buffalo water will continue downstream over the 7153) and Mrs. William Hammett master, will be parade marshal. ! dam spillway. to Irene | “me no | An | : aid | automobile accident had left him | | went onto his front porch in time | trying to use | Is Appointed Roger | studies teacher for the past | Water-Air Official Gave A pproval E. P. Herndon Threatens Grant Trouble Later By MARTIN HARMON . . . it is considered satisfac- tory that the pipe under the dam be closed, provided you make provisien to pump waier over the dam at any time that the flow in Buffalo Creek at U. S. Hign- way 74 falls beiow 19 ofs in an amount adequate to sustain a flow of 12 cfs at that pcint. This lester is your approval under the at , Dam Saleiy Law of 1867 to take RE-ELECTED Moauney, chairman of the Kings | Mounta n district board of edu- | cation, was re clected Monday | | George W. night. P. E. (Tippy) Francis | was re-elected vice-chairman. | Superintendent Don Jones is ex officic secretary. | ‘Mavney, Francis Are Reelected i | Alex Owens, route 1 farmer, was sworn for a new six-year term on the board of education at the opening of Monday night's | regular monthly meeting in the ticn building. Administering The oath was Magistrate J. Lee Roberts. Following the oath-taking ceremicnies, Supt. Donald Jones tock the occasicn to present Mr. Roberts with a certification of ap- preiation “for unselfish and dedi- | cated service to the Kings Moun- tain school system.” Organizing for the new term, | beard members unanimously e- | lected George H. Mauney as chair- man to a third term and P. A. | (Tippy) Francis of Grover | vice-chairman. as | Westmoreland social five years at Kings Mountain = high school and a native of Grover, has been appointed !; \Governor Jim Helshouser to the N. C. Textbook commission. Westmoreland, a graduate of Grover high school and Appala- chian State University, is son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Westmoreland of Grover. He and his wife live in Grover. The 12-member commission, made up of teachers from throughout the state's public school systems, reviews various books offered by publishing com- panies for classroom use and] then makes recommendations to the State Board of Education which decides which books will actually be used in the schools. Dean B. Westmoreland, BIBLES TO PATIENTS The Cleveland County Gidecn Society have presented Holy Bibles to patients of Kings | Mountain Convalescent Center, | the new nursing home facility | on Sipe street. l | that { dition stated.” { plugged with 36 cubic yards | 9 concrete six days later on Oclo- | re | on aciien, subject to the con- was of lhe Bufiaiv Creek dam ber 31. The letter was addressed to | Col. W. K. Dickson, public engi- | neer and consulting engineer to | the city and was written by D. Ek. McDonald, professional engi- neer, assistant director of the Ncrth Carolina olfice of water | and air rescurces. E. D. Herndon, of Tostic, acting ional engineer with the State Division of Health Resources, wrote the city November 14 that the division would penalize the city on future grant applications “clean water” programs for failure to notify his department for a final inspection of the pro- ject and not completing cleazing and grubbing work before im- poundment of water. Mr. Hern- don charged “the numerous felled trees and the growth which has not been cleared will inevitably create a taste and odor pircisiem in the finished water and also possibly create problems at the intake and the dam.” Mr. Herndon's threat and com- plaint to the city appeared Continued On Page Six Mis. Early's Rites Conducted Funeral rites for Mrs. Willie Morris Early, 82, widow of Boyce Crayton Early, were con- ducted Monday aiternoen at 3 p. m. from the Chapel of Harris Fu- neral Home, interment following in Mountain Rest cemetery. ler pastor, Rev. Paschal W.ugeh, minister of Central Unit- ed Methodist church, officiated at the final rites. Mrs. Early died at 5:10 p. m. Saturday in the Kings Mountain hospital after illness of several years. She was a native of York, S. C., daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Morris. She was a member of Central United M e thodist church. Surviving are two sons, Jake 'W. Early of Mekyourne, Fla. and John C. Early of Kings Moun- tain; three daughters, Mrs. A. P. as | Baity and Mrs. Dewey M. Mur- | ray, both of Kings Mountain, and Mrs. Ralph Ware of Gastonia; 10 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren. Active pallbearers were George Blalock, John Warlick, Grady Howard, Clarence Peele and Bun ‘Goforth. Kings Mountain Savings & Loan Applies For Bessemer City Branch Kings Mountain Savings & Loan Association has made ap- plication to the North Carolina Department of Commerce to es- tablish a branch office in Bes- semer City. Legal notice announcing the filing of the application appear- ed in Tuesday’s Gastonia Gazette, The application was made to the department's savings and loan division, headed by William C. York. The notice states that any per: son may file communications fa- voring or protesting the applica- tion within 30 days after Novem- ber 20. Heme Savines & Loan Ascocia- tion opened a branch in Besse- mer City in 1957. Themas A Tate, executive vice-president, said Home Savings & Loan will not oppose the application. Jake Dixon is manager of the Besse- mer City. Rufus S. Plonk, Sr. of Bessemer City, is an association director, Other financial firms din Bes- semer City are First Citizens Bank & Trust Company and First Union National Bank. First Fed- eral Savings & Loan association of Gastonia has a nearby branch. Joseph R. Smith, executive viice- president of Kings Mountain Sav- ings & Loan, said his association has a large number of acconnts in the Bessemer Qity area dictat- - ing establishment of a branch to provide micre convenient service. George Lewis, of Bessemer City,’ is a member of the association's ooard of directors.

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