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

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Popnlation Ore(^^ Kings Mountain 21a9l4 CitT Limits 8,465 pM Omrt«r Kings Mountain Sgurs It deriTSd from tli4 Ipockd Unitod Stotoi Burnou of tbs Consus roport of yanMry, *i6M. 'and Includes the- t4.9M population of Number 4 Township, and the remaining 8.124 from Number 5 Township, In CloTelond County and Crowders Mountain Township In Gaston County. 'Cfer Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper VOL 84 No. 47 Established 1889 Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, November 22, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS Eighty-Fourth Year City Granted Authority To Plug Lake October 25 Five Industries ;%niise Young, I Hepiesents City :: At Charlotte Family get4o-gethers, early 1 dhi^rch services, hunting, and | ^-f * televi&i'dn viewing of parades and 1: fooflball games will be the oi’der i gi .{ ol Thanksgiving Day for most j;.;: Kirigs Moun-tain citizens. j # At least five dndudtries will be ! 'f closed, including K Mills, .Mar- giidce Mills, Minette M-iIls ■ of i Giqifef, Duplex, and Kinder, which 1 will clo.e If.iursday and P'riday. iSchool pupils will get a long •weekerKl, not returning to books lUntil Monday, and most of t?he city will be closed down tight. l^uise Young, high school sen- ioi* and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cowielius Young, will represent the city in the Carolinas Carrou sel, amnual Thanksgiving Day parade, in Charlotte. Miss Young, also KMHS Homecoming Queen, will ride in the afternoon parade which will be televised. Men of Kings Mountain Bap tist; Sentrail United Methodist, FiKBt - Presbyterian and Boyce jVlemoria'l AiRP churches will sePVe early morning breakfasts j ■ airt short services of worship will r conducted by these congrega-, ^ A Thursday evening din- ^Aer 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 wiH work today and take a -long weekend, beginning Fri day. Burlingtoi Industries will oper ate on regular schedule. Spectrum will operate on reg ular schedules but office person nel will take the holiday. iMauney Textile operations will operate as usual with office per sonnel only having the day off today. Fioer and PPG Industries will continue operations as usual on Thanksgiving Day but employees who woirk will be paid double time and a half overtime wages. Pre-Thanksgiying church serv ices were held Wednesday night lat 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 participated in the joint service. PRESIDENT — Dr. Fronk Sin- cox was elected president ol the Kings Mountoin Chamber ol 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 president ol the C ol C. Sincox Succeeds DickShaney 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 direotor 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 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. Operation BD Starts. Markers Are Available “Openaition Identification" was offioiaWy kicked o»fif Thursday night and 30 engravors for mark ing valuables are availaible at police hea^uarters at no coat tio citizen^. Chief Tom McDevitt, heading VP the drive, told the ha«n!dful cf citizens present for the third orgamzatiional meeting that “the success of the campaign de pends upon the ciitizens." “I hope every household will take advan^ge of this program to mark their, belongings as a fp.ecautioin against theft", said Cihiief McDevitt. The miarkers are on loan for a • 48-hpur basis and senior citi zens cun get assistance from the police depactmeni: m ntarkin? liieir valuables simiply by calling the police department, Ch'.ef McDevitt poirvted out- Rev. Paschal Waugh, pastor of Central United Mobhcdist church, and Charlie Ballard, Lithium Corporatton official, 'both demon- sjtrated the mairking device and are distributing the markers to plant employees and church members. Other church, civic and pliant oCf^icials may ootain markers for their neighbors by contacting tliie police department. Citizens are advised to mark their valuables wiitih their driv er’s license munber. Should a person not have a driver's license, he can obtain, free off charge, an identificaition numibeir from the local driver's license bureau in Shelby or Oasrtonia. The Oleveland County Opera- tdon Identifiation project is one of four such projects in planning R^ion C — Polk, Rutherford, Mc Dowell and Cleveland Counties— and engravors have been pur- ohased with federal funds so that ciitizens may maik valuables w'ith their permanent North Carolina driver’s license num'ber. Christmas Parade Plans Are Jelling Kell Announces More Details On Opening Event WOMAN'S CLUB James Petty, president of Oleveland Technical Institute at Shelby, will guest speak er at Monday mgjit’s meeting f of the Woman’s clUb at 7:45 p.m. at the Womian^ club. Mrs. Jack Arnette is program Chairman. Electrical Re-Bids ' To Be In Monday ' The City of Kings Mountain will receive bids unitiil 2 o*clock Mlonday afternoon on the elec trical sectik>n of its proposed ^sewage system expansion. The re-bid was necesSiftate‘3 by lack of bids on the origiinal bid- taking on October 31. Only two films posted bids. Three were required. Only a lone bid is re quired on a re bidding. Mrs. Harlsoe's Mother Passes Mrs. Mairgaret Oahillanoe 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. UCENSED (BROKER Gary Stewairt, Dormer Herald sports editor an<fson of Mr. and Mrs. George Stewart of the Dixon communiity, has passed state examanatiions as a real estate broker, graded on rules and regulations, math, termi nology and insrtiruiment prepar ation. Brock: New Administration Won't Be Sworn Until December 10th ^ Members of Moss. Adminis tration V won’t take oaths of pCfice until December 10, rath er than December 3, as has been previously reported in Ubis and other newspapers. The city has been informed thusly by Alex Brock execu tive secretary of the State BoaTd of Elections and director of elections. Mr. Brock wrote Tuesday, in re ponse to an inquiry: V./* fit. o ♦ Chapter 607. Session Lravs at as to require all newly elected mayors and council members to take the oath of office in Dccemiber after the results of the election have been certi fied pursuant to Sub-’Chopter IX 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 i by Charter to hold its first I meeting'." ' First meeting of the city com- r'^'sion will be on December 10. Roof Repain Top Peimits Permits to repair led the list of building permits obtained via the city building inspector’s of fice this week, and ‘included: George W. Mauney, of 814 W. Mountain street, for a carport ex pected to cost $500. Perimeter zoning permit to Riichard Owens. Trailer placement permit to Sterling Rikard, 110 McGill -Farm road. Mrs. W. W. Mdorhead, 513 Crescent Hall rqAd, roof repairs, Shelby Roofing Company, con tralto**. East Side Baptist church, 411 York read, repairs to roof expect ed to cicst $620. J. H. Patterson, Parker street, basement and remodeling, Self & Strickland contraotor, estimat ed cost $2000. ■Horace Herndon, 312 N. Cans- ler street, ga!rage door and utili ty building addition. Six Nominees For ASC Posts Six Kings Mountain area farm ers are candidates for Agricul tural Stabilization and Conserva tion Communnity committee posts in Cleveland county. iBallots were mailed to eligi ble voters Monday. Ballots must be returned in person or post marked no later than December 3rd. •Nominees from this are are •Roy Bell, Ben Hamrick, J. Nev- ette Hughes. J. Edwin Moore. H. O. (Toby) Williams and Stough Wright. Limits Expansion 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 Chopping center is now being erected by a South Carc'lina developer. As of V^^nesday, it js the principal item off" the agenda for the Monday meeting. Beauty queens, floats, high school bands, clowns, and tne Charlolite Junior Police Drum & Bugle Corps are among the 45-50 units who will launch the Christ- m&y. shopping season here next Friday, Nov. 30, in a big parade at 4 p.m. Mickey Bell, president cf the sponsoring Merchants Aveocia- tion, said Miss Shelby, Debbie ^urns of Kings Mountaiin, and Louise Yeung, KMHS Carrousel Princess and Homecoming Queen are among the area beputy queens who have confirmed they will aip'pear in the parade. Mr. Bell said at eight downtown merchants will six>n- sor floats. The Kings Mountain high school band, the Shelby high school band, the Crest high school band and the GOmember Char lotte Junior Police Drum & Bugle Corps are among the bandsmen who will march in the event. Santa Claus, of course, will be star of the show. Local Boy Scouts, local Girl Scouts, and Joey the Clown, Oharlotite television personallt)’, will also be featured. Ohadrman Beil said merchants interested in ^Kmsormg parade entries should contact him or association secretaries Donna Myers and Terry Martin at their offices at the Bus Station. Allison Case Is Nol-Piossed Solicitor Berlin Carpenter took a nol pros with leave in the case of C. A. Allison, principal of Bast Elementary sch(x>l, charged with assault on a child under 12, in 27th Judicial District Court Judge Robert Kirby pre^^iding. Allison was charged with spank ing with a "wooden plank" a nine-year old student on Oot. 30. The warrant signed by t'lie plaintiff Dolores Dobbins of 811 First St., and Sandra Lynn Bell, alleged that AIL^son "did assiiult 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 Goskey and Allison had been Dree on $500 bond. Hearing Dec. 6 Fo( Miss Ramsey Mary Beth Ramsey, 24, of 809 E. Ridge street, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of embezzle ment of $547.10, accordiing to the Kings Mountain Police Depai't- ment. Miss Ramsey posted cash bond of $2,(XX) and preliminary hear ing is set for Dec. 6th in Meck lenburg County Disitriot Court, Charlotte. Ptl. Robert Dod^e^who served the warrant, said tjTie warrant was signed by R. B. Crenshaw, detective with the Chairlotte Po lice Department:. The warrant al leges the defendant embezzled $547.10 while emplioy«l by Her bert Spaugh Insurance Comipany of Charlotte. Miss Ramsey declared her in nocence to the Herald Wednes day night. IN PARADE — Joey the Clown will be featured in the city's big Chr’stmosjporade on Nov ember 30th at 4 pan. Thieves Hit Furniture Stores Thieves hit two area furniture stores Thursday night and took nine television sets. For the fourth time within the past 30 days, Keeter Furniture Co. in Grover was broken into anj television sets stolen, the , Cleveland county sheriff's depart ment reported. \ A neighbor who lives near the furniture store reported hearing glass break al>out 3 a. m. and wont onto Ills front porch in time 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 I sheriff’s department. Deputy John Allen, who inves- , tigald, reported entrance had j been gained by throwing an au- Itomobilo wheel rim through a side window of the building. Taken were two 18-inch 'black and white television sets, two 19- inch color GE television sols and one black and white 19-inch Zen ith television set, Allen reported- The suspect car was deseri; cd as a black or '.ark blue Pontiac, cither a 1961 or 1963 model. Palmer Cannon, detective with the sheriff's department, said Timms FurnltUTC, SouHi of Rings •Mountain, w'as entereci 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. Reportei taken were two RCA 19-inch color television sets, one 19-inch GE color television set and one ISInch RCA color tele vision set. Total value was esti mated at $1,419.80. Schools Cut Back ■ On Fuel Usage I Beause of the emergy crisis the board of education has fornnally adopted a 36poin1: plan for fuel conservation in the sohodls. The plan generally asks for regular maii^cnance on build ings and requires that all prin cipals fullv understand their own school*s heating controls. The plan requires thermostats be kept at maximum 70 degrees, ■that niiight medtings be held to a m,Tnimum and that the boiler be cut off when outside tempera tures reach 60 degrees. The boaird also encourages scholo-l personnel to observe the 50 mjp.h. speed limit. Giover Will Stage Second Annual Christinas Parade On December 3 Grover’s second annual Christ-1 mas parade will be held Monday,! Dec. 3. at 4:30 p. m. . Grover Woman's club is again sponsoring the eveht kicking off| the holiday season in Grover and participation Is invited from the public. Mrs, James C. Scruggs (937- 7153) and Mrs. William Hammett (936-7705) are accepting parade entries and persons plannli^ to enter floats and units shoula 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 master, will be parade marshal. . Injnied Couple Were Married At Ream Home Newlyweds Irene and Paul Terry, who will spend their first Thanksgiving together, count their blessings that they are re united after mere than 30 years. Theirs was a wheelchair ro mance at Beam’s Nursing Home and their marriage fdllcwcd a couri'ship of two months and a Aiendship cf mere than 30 years. The former Irene Earne:te of Kings Mjuriitain, 43, first met her husband, Paul Terry, now 48, when she was 16, the oldest girl cf eight chiUdren, living with her mother and father, OLfford and Emma Barnette, cn a mill vill age here. Her father died and Irene helped siar-port the rest of the family by working as a wait ress at the old Silver Dollar Grill on Grover road and as a fixer at Crajtspun Mill. Paul Terry moved to P.'lkville, became a miniistev, and there met and mar ried a Polkv'ille girl. The Teny'S had a family of seven children, four cf whem are now married, but Terry’s wife deserted him after an automobile a-criderrt six years ago which left him totally disabled”, he reloites, for mere than tc'ur yeans. 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 Gain," 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." Ihe bride and bridegroom rec ognized each other immediately at Beam’s Nursing Home where both were in wheelchairs two months ago. Paul Terry related to Irene that doctors had given “me no hope to ever w*alk again." An automobile accident had left him with severe brain damage which had crippled his legs and hands and affected badly his eyesight. Irene Barnette related to Paul Terry hew she had felt helpless and unimportant to anyone. Left- handed, she was trying to use Continued On ^^agc Six Mrs. lames, 100, Dies In Greer Mrs. Mamie Kendrick^ James, i grandmother of Mrs. Martin Har mon, of Kings Mountain, died Wednesday morning in Roger Hun-tington Nursing Home, Greer, S. C. She had attained her hundredth birthday June 25, j373. She was the vwdow of Dr. Frederick Gibson James. A member of Greejfs First Bap tist Church, She was for 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 sohoolihouse. Surviving are four children, Mirs. John Ratterree, Mrs. Ral.h Vaughn and Laiurens James, all of Greer, and FredTerick G. James. Jr., of Taylors, C. Six grand children and ten great-grandchil dren survive. _ Funeral services will be held Friday aifternoon at the Greer First Baptist church. Pumpoge 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. Dowmstceaim-from-dam w-ater enters Buffalo from four sourc es, Muddy Fork Creek, Potts Creek, and two small tributary creeks. 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." iBlacksburg, S. C., depends on Buffalo Creek fc'r 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 wofer over the daim. When the lake fills upstream Buffalo water will continue downstream over the dam spillway. Water-Air Official Gave Approval REELECTED ^ George W. Mauney, choirman of the Kings Mouuta n district board of ledu- cation, was reelected Monday night. P. E. (Tippy) Francis was re-elected vice-choirman. Superintendent Don Jones is ex officio secretary. Mavney, Francis Are Reelected Alex Owens, route 1 farmer, w’as sworn for a new six-year term on the board of education at the opening of Monday night’s regular monthly meeting in the school aclmini^ration building. Administering The oath was Magistrate J. Lee Roberts. Foillowing the oath-taking ceremic'nics, Supt. Donald Jones took the ovx*asicn to present Mr. Kf oerts with a certification of ap- preiation "fer unselfi.sli and d<*ili- caited serv'ke to the Kings Moun tain school system." Organizing fer the new term, board mcmber.s unanimously c- lecled George H. Mauney ascimir- man to a third tenm and P. A. (Tiiipy) Francis of Grover as vke-oliairman. Westmoreland Is Appointed Dean iB. Wcstm<>relan<l, social studios teacher for the past five years at Kings Mountain liigh school and a native of Grover, has been appointed Governor' Jim Ilolsliou^er to tlie N. C. | Textbook c‘omniission. i VVestmorelan 1, a graduate of' Grover high school and Appahi- chian State University, is .son of| Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wostmorc]an:i of Grover. He and his wife live in Grover. The il2-memb('r commission, made up of teachers from throughout the stale’s public, school systems, reviews various books offercxl by publishing com- i panics for classroom use and • then makes recommendations to' the State Board of Education which decides which books will actually be used in the schools. BIBLES TO PATIENTS Tlie Oleveland County Gideon Society have presented Holy Bibles to patients of Kings Mountain (ionvalGscon't Center, the new nursing home facility on Sipe street. LP. Thieatens Giant Trouble Later By MARTIN HARMON . . it is considered satisfac tory that the pipe under the dam be closed, provided you make pvovisicn to pump w Ler over the dam at any lime that tlic flow in Buffalo Creek at U. S. H'iga- way 74 falls beiew 19 ofs in aji amount adequate to su-slain a fl-w cf 12 efs at that point. This lericr is your appiovui under llie Dam Salciy Law of 1967 to lake tliat aci'ion, subject to the con dition stated.” ihe Butiaio Creek dam was plugged wjUi 36 cubic yards of concrete ,s:x days later on Octo ber 31. The letter was addressed to Col. W. K. Dickson, public engi neer and consulting engineer to the city and was WTltten by D. •K. McDonald, protessio]ial engi neer, assistant director of tlie North Carolina oillice cj water and air resources. E. D. Herndon, ofoostic, oct'ing regional engineer vviith the State Divisten of Health Resources, wrote tlie city November yt that the division would penalize iJie city on future grant appUca-tiens on "dean water" prognams for ffajiluxe to notify his department for a final inspection of the pro ject and not co-mpleUng and grubbing work befoie im poundment of water. Mr. Hern don cliOiiged "tihe numerous felled trees and the growiii vvliicli has not been cleared wdll inevitaoly crealo a ta.Mte atid odor pir'..'bilein in the finished water and -also ,possibly create problems at the iiiLike and the dam." Mr. Herndon s threat and com plaint to Mic city appear<?d as Continued On Pa<je ISix Mis. Early's Rites Conducted Funeral rites for Mrs. Willie Morris Early, 82, widow of Boyce Clayton Early, were con- du<.lei Monday ailernoon at 3 p. m. fiom the Cliaix?! of Harris Fu neral Home, imermenl lollowing in Mountain Rest cemetery. Her pastor, Uov. Paschal W.urdi. minister of Central Unit ed Methodist church, officiated at the final rites. Airs. 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. EarV of Moli)ourno, -Fla. and John C. 'Early of Kings Aloun- lain; three daughters, Mrs. A. P. Baity and Mrs. Dew’ey 'M. Mur ray, both of Kings Mountain, and Mrs. Ralph Ware of Gastonia; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Active pHilllToarers w'cre 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 ha.s made ap plication to the North Carolina D('pa-Ptmcnt of (3ommert'e to es- tk'iblish a branch office m Bes semer City. Lt'gal notice announcing the filing of the application appear ed in Tuesday’s Gastonia Gazette. The application was made to the depairiment’s savings and loan division, headed by William C. York. The notice States thaTany per son may file c'nmmunications fa voring or protesting th(* applica tion within 30 days after Novem ber 20. Ih'mr FnvHgs & Loan A^wia- tion opened a branch in Besse mer City in 1957. Thc.mis A Tate, executive vice-president, said Home Savings & Loan will nK?t oppose the application. Jake Dixon is manager of the Besse mer City. Rufus S. Plonk, St. of Bessemer City, is an assoclaition ■diroctor. Other finanoial firms In Bes semer City are First Citizens Bank & Trust (Tbmpany and First Union National Bank. First Fed eral! Savings & Loan association of Gastonia has a nearby brar.'ti. Joseph R. Smith, executive vlice- president of Kings Mountain Pav ings & Loan, said his as-soc^iat ion has a laigc number of ac'^unts in the Bessemer Oity area dictat ing establi.<»hTnent of a branch to pro\'ide micre con\'enionit serv he. CJeorgo Lewis, off Boss('imer City,' is a member of the associaton's boaid ol direclexs.

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