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Kings Mountain Parade Friday, Grover’s Monday
Grec^^^r Kings Mountain 21.914
Til* Greater Kla^e Mountain figure is derived from the
Special United States Bureau of the Census report of
January, 1966, and includes the 14,990 population of
Numher 4 Township, and the remaining 6.124 from
Number S Township, In Cleveland County ond Crowders
Mountain Township in Gaston County.
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspapei
VOL. 84 No. 48
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, November 29, 1973
PRICE TEN CENTS
City Commission Creates Moss Lake Auihority
VICE-CHAIRMAN — Postmaster
Charles Alexander has been
elected vicc-shairmon tl the
board of advisors bf Gardner
Webb ccUege at Boiling Springs.
Joseph B. CoEoniss of Shelby
was named choirman.
Iflday At 3
Funeral rites for Dreadus G.
Er^;^land, 78, of 904 Church street,
will be conducted Friday after-
n Ajn at 3 pjm. from the Ohaipel
of Harris Funeral Home.
Rev. Eugene Land will affi-
oiate at the final rites and in*
tenmemt will be in Mountain Rest
The faimily will receive friends
at the funeral chapel Thursday
night from 7 until 9 pm.
Mr. England, retired Mauney
'Mill employee, died Wednesday
morning at 12:30 in the Kings
Moun>tain hospital after illness
oL several years.
He was a native of Spartanburg
County, son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Henry England. His wife,
the late Jessie Head England,
died in February of this year.
He is survived by a son, Wood-
row England, of Kings Mlountain.
The city commission appointed
Mrs. Victoria Bess as an area
ohairnwn of the city's clean-up
fix*up committee Monday night
on recommendation of the per
manent chairmain Norman King.
Mr. King said that Mrs. Bess
will succeed the late Otis
Mr. King said Mr. Thombs had
contribiited greatly to the pro
I Phiier Hardware
Buys and Sells
I F'hifer Hardware Company
i Tuesday -acquired from Kings
I MounicHn Redevelopment com-
miission the former Yarbro prop-
I erty bounded by Railroad avenue
I and City street and will build a
50 X 125 metal building to house
the hardware firm.
At the same time, the hard
ware firm, a partnership between
Wendell and Menzell Phifer, sold
their Battleground avenue and
Cherokee street properties to the
The Phifer brothers, on bid,
acquired the 22,338 squaire foot
Railroad - City street property for
$11,169, lilts sale having been con-
f.Vmed by officials^bf the Depart
ment of Housing and Urban De
velopment. Sale was priorly ap
proved by the redevelopment
commission and the city -commis-
The rodeveliopmemt c''mtmii.ssion
:::'aid $38,150 for the Phifer prop
The front of the Cherokee
.afreet building^ is occupied by
Foster’s Shoe Shop, while the
back of it has been used for a
Gene White, director of the
redevelopment comlmlssion, said
the fexmer Phifer buildings will
be razed. The ‘Battleground ave
nue Jol, 30 X 110,’will clear the
way for a projedted mini-mail,
expected to house four businesses
scheduled for relooaition, includ-
ing Merle Noimian Oosmettes, Tri
angle Finance Com|)any, -Bridges
Beauty Shop and Kings Mountain
The Cherokee street k>t, L-
shaped and abutting the alley
behind the Battleground avenue
stores, is scheduled to be used
for downtown paricing.
Construction on the new Phi
fer Building will begin immedi
ately, Wendell Phifer said.
Contractor is Frank H. Conner,
, mj . Seven-Member
banta Uaus rre-Yule Visit Body To Manage
Friday , At Grover Monday
W. M. Gregory s
Funeral services for William
McKinleiy CJregory, 76, of route
1, Grover, were conducted Mon
day afternoon at 2 p.m. from
Sisk Funeral Home East Chapel,
interment following in Bessemer
City Memorial cemetery.
Rev. Johnny Perry officiated at
the final rites.
Mr. Gxegiotry died at 5 p.m. Sat
urday in the Kings 'Mountain
hospital after extended illness.
He was a riative of Marshall,
son of the late Willis and Mary
Ann Freeman Gregory, He was a
former first baseman with the
Charlotte Hornets in the South
Atlantic League and a veteran
of Woirld Wax I.
Surviving aire his wife, Mrs.
Minnie Hulcey Gregory; two sons,
James Gregory of Kings Moun
tain and Howard Gregory of
Grover; and one grandchild.
Lt. Col. Murray
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Reg
inald A. Murray, son of Mr. and
’Mrs Boyer A. Murray, 1817
Sherwood Lane, Kings Mountain,
N. C., has been promoted to
lieutenant colonel in the U. S.
Coloney Murray is comptroller
with the 320 Bomb Wing at
Mather A'FB, Calif. The 320th is
a unit of the Strategic Air Com
A 1952 graduate of Central
high school, he earned his A. B.
degree in business administra
tion in 1956 at Duke university
and was commissioned there
through the aviation cadet pro
Colonel Murray, aeronautically
rated a command pilot, served in
Vietnam. He has flown 140 com-
‘at missions and holds the Dis
tinguished Flying Cross and sev
en awards of the air medal.
Colonel Murray’s wife, Patri
cia, is the daughter of Mrs. Na-
retta Ii'vin, 601 S. Market, Hart
Grover’s second annual Christ
mas parade will begin at 4:30
pjn. \^cnday and will combine
a re'ligicus theme with bands,
oeauty queeins, floats.
-Mrs. James C. Scruggs and
Mrf. William Hammett, ca chair
men for the sponsoring Woman’s
club, said church choirs and oth
ers interested in forming choirs
to sing Christmas carols are in
vited to contact them so that
the religious emphasis can be
A nativity scene will also be
The Blacksburg, S. C. high
school band and the Kings Moun
tain high school band will pro
vide music for the^otlier units of
the poradcj^ including Kings
Mountain high school cheerlead
ers, floats by MineCte Mills and
Shiloh Day school, a LiiUIe Moo
npat, and numerous Boy Scouts,
Gifl Scouts and CUbs from the
Miss Black Cleveland County,
Mairy Shear, of Grover, Black.sburg
Junior Miss Gail Blake of Kings
'Mountain, and Little Miss and
Little Mr. Blacksburg will also
grace the parade line-up. Howard
Darnell and his Pedal Battleship
and Lynn Valentine on his tri
cycle w'i'll also feature entertain-
memt along the parade route.
Santa Olaus will be star of the?
Grover Pa^itmaster Fain Ham-
bright will again be parade mar
Mrs. Scruggs estimated that 35-
40 units would make up the pa
rade and said citizens interested
in providing entries are invited
to call her at 937-7153 or Mrs.
Hammett at 936-770.5.
The area community is invited
■'W> ‘ > KW.i.' ■
IN NEW POST — Larry W. !
Wood has assumed new duties i
as personnel director of Csro- i
lino Throwing Company. |
Wood Assumes !
Larry W. Wool, Kings Moun
tain native, has recently assum
ed duties as personnel director
of Carolina Throwing company, j
Mr. Wood is a graduate of i
Gaixlner-Wd b college with a B. |
S. degree in psychology. He is |
married to the Former Oynthia,
Kaye Alexander of Kings Moun-|
Wood was previously employed
by Wallace Business Forms, Inc. j
in Gastonia. '
Santa Claus is coming to town
Friday in the Merchants Associa
tion’s annual Christmas parade
which officially launches the
holiday shopping season.
The big 48-unlt parade begins
at 4 ip.m. on West Gold street
and will wind through the busi-
ne-s district, disbanding in the
G-cedyea; parking area on S.
Pretty girls, floats, bands,
elewns, Scout troeps, and other
units will parade to ChrisHmas
mu.sic by youthful musicians
from Kings Mountain high school.
Slitloy high school, Burns high
fchocl and the 60-plus mem'ber
Charlotite Junior Police Drum &
Floats from Belk Depatrtment
Store, First Assembly of God,
First Baptist Church, the Kings
Mountain Ministerial Association,
Chamber of Commerce, Furniture
Dealers of Kings iMountam, Civic
clubs, City of Kings Mountain
and Kings Mountain financial
in4Ututions will all be chiild-ori-
ented in the Christmas theme,
said parade chairman Mickey
Bell, -president of the sponsoring
United Fund Goal
United Fund gifts in the in
dustrial division of Kings Moun
tain’s canpa-jgin for $^,100 is
over the top, according to Mrs.
Becky Seism, fund trf^.surer.
Industrial firms have donated
$23,519.00 cif the goal, Chairman
Carl DeVane said industries and
j employees had pledged $20,500.
“I am highly elated to report
the industrial drive is over the
top”, said DeVane.
Mrs. Seism said when all con
tributions are reported in other
areas of the 1974 appeal she Is
confident the overall drive goal
will bo surpassed.
Gifts to the Umited Fund for
nine agencies now total $31,172.-
Cam-paign leaders urged work
ers who have not repeated their
solicitation totals to Mrs. Seism
to do so as quickly as possible.
JAYCEE TREE PROJECT
Kings Meuntain Jaycees will
again conduct the sale of
Christmas trees and trees, on
order, are expected to be deliv
ered Saturday, Jaycee Bob
Annual Kings Mountain Lions Grid
Event To Be Tuesday, Decembei 11
The annual banquet of the
Kings Mountain Lions olUb hon
oring members of the high sjdhool
f<x>tball team will be held Tues
day, December 11, lit was an
nounced by Charles D. Blanton,
chairman of the ■committee on
Speaker for the event will
crime from Lenoir-Rhyne college,
either Athletic Director Hanley
Fainter, former head football
coach, or Danny Wiiliaims, pres
The banquet -wHl be held at
the high school cafeteria.
Mr. Blanton said he anticipat
ed a crowd of apptroxfrnaitely 200
tor the annual event.
Another feature of the banquet
will be presentation of awards to
Other memibers of the arrange*
menits comrmititee are Richard
Green and Jim Downey,
Wood 'Free: Mauney
“Get the wood at your own
risk”, is the answer Carl F. .Mau
ney gives to area ipersons inter
ested in obtairwng the lumber
from the vacant ^nnie Mill vil
lage houses to be demolished.
Mir. Maun^v, president of the
Kings Mountain Redevelopment
Ccmmiission, says Tie has receiv
ed numerous calls from citizens
interested in “getting wood from
the.se properties for fuel”.
The wood is free, says Mauney,
but owners won’t be responsible
for any injuries sustained by
persons hi securing it.
Bennett Masters remains a
patient in Oharlctte Memorial
hospital, where he was under
going tests for a possible mal
function of the liver.
Funeral rites for William A. ;
Lindsay, Sr.. 84, of Bo.ssemcr City, |
father of Mrs. VV. B. Ware of
Kings Mountain, were conduct
ed Tuesday aftemoon from Bes
semer City’s Fir.<»t Baptist church,
interment following in Bessemer
City Momcirial cemetery. j
Mr. Lindsay died at 4:15 a.m. .
Sunday in Charlotte Memorial
He was a mem'ber of Bessemer
City’s First Bajitist church where
he was a trustee and former
deacon and Sunday Sc'hcx>l supei-
intendcivt. He retired frem Osa'ge
Plant in 1957.
A fo.Jmer baseball player and
coach, he was the fir.«t coach in
the Be^'omcr City American Le
Other survivors arc his wife,
Mrs. Elta White Lindsay; one
.son, W. A. Lind.say. Jr. of Besse
mer City; two daughters, Mrs.
Jeriy Savage of Be.ssemer City
and MI'S. James Shumate of Al
bemarle; four si.sters, Mrs. G. F.
Sides of Shelby, Mrs. Frank Moore
of Concord. Mrs. George Lewder
and Mrs. Ray Reece, both of Kan
napolis; seven grandchildren and
The parade will iorm on West
Gold street, proceed to Railroad
avenue, north to King, east to
Piedmont, south to Mountain,
West to Battleground and south
to the Goodyear porking area
Miss Shelby, Detrbie Burns,
Gardner-Webb college student
frem Kings Meuntain; Miss Black
Cleveland CDunly* Mary Shear of
Grover: and K^HS Carrousel
Princess Louise Young will grace
the parade lineuip.
Joey the Clown, Charlotte tele
vision personality and Ronald
McDonald of 'McDonald Hamburg
ers will add their clowning an
tics to the fun and will enter
tain along the parade route
where hundreds are expected to
ether mem'bers of the Mer-
cliari'ts Association parade com-
mslttec are Mrs. Mickey Bell, Bob
Myors, Lyn Cheshire. Bill Gris
som, Ragan Harper, Rennie Plum
mer, Donna Myers, and Terri Rob-
Police Chief Tom McDevitt’s
car will lead off the parade fol
lowed by Fire Chief Gene Tig-
nor’s car, Mayor John Henry
Moss’ car and city commissioner,
county commissioners, the Gro
ver Rescue Unit, KMHS Carrousel
Princess Louise Young, Belk float.
Shiloh Presbyterian church Cub
Scout Troop, KMHS Cheerleaders,
KMHS Band, Central Junior High
Cheerleaders, Cade-ttc Troop 4,
Brownie Tra;p 24. First Assenubly
of God float, Ministerial Associa
tion float. East Gold Wesleyan
Continued On Page Six
The city commission meved
' Monday night to insure rogulat-
I ed dcveloi)mcnt fer recToational
i and crmmercial u.so of the John
H. Moss reservoir cn Buffalo
Creek by formally creating a .sev-
en-member lake authority and
.vuwequer.tly adcr.ing rules and
regulations after making one
change to include piers for pri
The board also adopted a reso
lution and ordinance establisn-
I ing a progr.iim of soil erosion and
j sedimentation centre! and asked
I the county beard tf com nission-
t ers to affirm that action and to
I adept portions cf the Sedimenta
tion Contiol Act of 1973 for ero
sion conti.ul in the remaining
The beard also authorized
Mayor Jehn H. Mess to make
recommendations for appc.m-
men's to the Authority. Three
mcmibeis will be appointed for
terms cf five years, two mem-
bCiS for three year terms an!
two members for one year terms.
After the initial terms expire,
.‘■ubsequent aippoinilments will oe
for five years.
Mayor Moss told the board, all
memoers present except Comm,
i'. J. Ellison, that “it’s my feel
ing membership should include
present commissioners who’re
worked no long and lirelessly '
on tlie project along with new
board memtbers taking office
The reservoir authority ordi
nance was drawn up by City At
torney Jack White, former sena
tor, W'ho said he authored a simi
lar one when he was in the Sen
ate, and pointed out “that nuu
it doesn’t require a legislative
act because the city owns all the
Ihe John H. Moss Reservoir
Area Authority, following an or-
ganiz'Silionial meeting at which a
chairman, vice-chairman and
secretary w’ill be elected, among
other things, will be emj'.;-wored;
a) To secure with prior ap
proval of the city board “such
lands and waters wiihiii the re
servoir area as may be most de
sirable and piuclicable for puu-
bi To ret'ornmend to the city
bvKird and the county commis
sioners zoiiiing laws "as may in
the opinion of the authority be
most conducive to the orderly de-
Continued On Page Six
City Vehicle Gas
Mrs. W. T. Weir, Charles Mauney
Co-Chair Centennial Celebration
Is On Target
Mrs. W. T. Weir and Charles
F. Mauney will sor\'e as co chair
men of Kings Mountain’s Cen
Mayor John Henry Moss said
Wednesday he i.^ elated that Mrs.
Weir and Mr. Mauney h-ave a-
greed to head a commission of
20 citizens in staging a c*elobra-
t=cn of the city's lOCth birthday
February 11, 1974.
Honorary chairman is Mrs.
Bennie Mauney Summers, daugh
ter of the city’s first ma>"or.
Mrs. Weir, who recalls she re
tired three times before she of
ficially became a retired schOxOl-
teacher, Ls a native of Darling
ton, S, C. who caime to Kings
Mountain as a young English
I teacher and met and married W.
Ted Weir, Kings Mountain grocer,
j who retired in Ocitober. The for-
j mcr Josephine Ellerbe, she holds
i an A.B. from Wintihlrop college
I and a Master’s from Columbia
University. She taught celiege
English and library science for
six years, spending three years
at Winthrop and three years at
Flora McDonald and retired as
librarien at Kings Mountain
higli schcol in 1964 after many
years of service as an English
teacher and librarian.
She is active in First Pre5by-
terian church, is immediiaite past
president of the Woman’s club,
is serx’iing as Regent of Colonel
Conlinutd On Pagti Six
“Eleven months in-to the Cans-
ler street uroan renewal prjocvt.
25 percent cf the properly has
oeen acquired, putting us on tar
Gene White, Redevelopment
Commission director, was giving
progress report to the board of
city commissioners Monday
.Mr. VV’hite said 30 families have
been relocated in standard homes
and their sub-standard houses
demolished. “It’s a whole ne’A’
way of living for these folks”,
said -Mr. White, “and we’re quite
Reporting on downtown im-
prov(*ments, VV'hite prefaced his
remarks with: “there’s much vis
ible progress downtown.” Ho said
45 percent of the property need-
txl for the downtown project has
been acquired, nine businesses
have relocalod and a nunrbt'r of
old buildings demolished. He cull
ed attention to Western Auto
Stores 'handsc'imc new building
going up on Cherokee street and
the new sanctuary of Mount Zion
Baptist church -on King street,
Director White said competition
from the Shelby area shopjMng
c'enters had made “us all aware
cf the need for revitalizing the
Ho e.'^tlmated that a total of
$.500,(XX) in new c*onstruction is
underway in downtown Kings
Reporting on the project of
second phases of the pedestrian
-walkway in the business district
he said, “it’s 75 perc'enl com
Reduced Speed > ,
In Effect Friday
liigh wa3' manitcnamo
cegan pG-ilng 55 nule.-i pc:
hcu. .pee.I limit .gns al^ng 1-8.5
i cic.-kiiiy, with damp wcjlher
.slewing the change.
The reduced .s|;<*(*d limit will
be enlorccd beginning f’riday,
November 31Ith. accurdlng to
highway dcpau.ment and high
way patrol spekesmon. 185 fmm
the S.;uih I .ir dina Lne in Cleve
land County to the Ga tcn-Me.k-
Icnaurg l.ne will be the first area
highway with rediKcd six>ed
The 55 mile.s per hour limit is
the h.west. autiicrizcd by the
state logi.sla'.ure 1 >r high >'pced
rcad.s, said the s.:okc.-m'in, un
less.; a national emeigenjy ks de
clared Oy the U. S. Congress.
Funtral services lor Henry L.
I Kay) Ilendeisoi-, 67, of 907
Church street, were conducted
Sunday atternoon at 3 p. m. from
j First Baptist church of which he
was a member.
I His pastor. Rev. Paul Rigr-^.
officiated at the final rites and
interment was in Mountain Rest
cemetery. Mernlx*rs of his Sun
day school class and Tommi/
Plonk and John -McIVnr.itt were
honoiary palll oarers and active
I allhearers were 1'. J. Kllison.
Yates Harbison, Clarence Law-
ing, John George and Frank Al
Mr. Henderson died Thiir-dny
night at 7 p. m. in the Kings
Mountain hospital alter a !>rlcf
illness. He was a native of Lain-
ens. S. C., son of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Matthew Henderson,
and a retired employt'o of Mauney
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Lillian Camp Ilenlerson: two
sons. Ranee Ikmderscui of Mor-
ganton and .‘^te\<* Henderson of
High Point; and four daughters.
Mrs. James Tart of Durham.
Mrs. Bill Davis, Airs. Ken Koh
ort.« and Mrs. Jerry Rikard. all
of Kings Mour.lain. Also surviv
ing are two brothers, Joe Hen
derson of Spokane, Washiimton
and Charl<?s Henderson of IIou-
ton, Texas; two sisters, Mrsr.
J. Kiser of Oranceluirg, S. C. e ' ’
Mrs. Margaret You of Winston-
Salem; and 16 grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. H'wvard Blanton
and children, Tim and Lori,
have returned to Durham after
spending Thanksgiving hoH-
days with Mrs. Blanton’s moth
er, Mrs. Leonard Gamble.
1 BUILDING PERMIT
City building jx'rmit has
been issued to Rayford O. Ht It,
315 Scotland drive, for .i one-
n>cm addition, to his residence,
estimated cost $2500.
Gn Saturday '
The city iclt the oik rgy crisis
this week as it was n. hfied by
its veli'icie gas suppliers that
the gas alloiatr. n W(»uld be out
20 pLi.'cnt e-Reclive Saturday.
Mayoi J hn Henry Mess has
n..tificd department heads and
( i)k‘d a meeting tf them for
Friday morning to di.>c*uss wayj
h pare city con.-<umption.
he wrote the di'partment heads:
I w\,uk! ap;:e late it if each
cf ycM w'cLild, today, begin a stu-
(!> f<-r nuking i;lans to meet
l.iii.s cmcigin.y by' ,utling your
. a:n.'Umi)tion in a like amuun't.
I I arn a king yi-u to j« in me in
' a meeting at 9:00 AM., Fiiiclay%
N vein;. 10r 30 to e.-nablish a poli
cy to meet Dii.s txisis.
Piea.st* advise tlii.s offiic if, for
any reason, ycu tannot be pres-
'I'he city’s su;:plicrs are Patter
son Oil ti miiKiny and FredPienk
P^st ma -St er Ch a rlo.s A le.xa n dor
termed the energy crisis as his
reason for i.ssuing appeal la post
al patrons to move up mailing
of (. lirislmas packages and cards
by one week this season.
Said .Vlexander, “We need
yoUf packages in the past cifit'e
.’>• Ov,c.n.ji*r 3, instead of Deceni-
i)cr 10, as (mll.-mul in the p;'ii>te<l
iostal Service n >tico “Please mail
early,'* which you recently' re
ceived. We need your Christ/.Tias
canls in cur hands by Bewiniber
8 in.^'iead of Dt'ccmbcr 15, as
mentiuned in tlie X-Tinlcd eircu-
“Aft< r liiis mes-sjigo wont to
the printer Iasi AuguM, spelling
cut the mailing dates of Decem
ber 10 tor packages and Decem
ber 15 f( r card ^ rhe unexpected
energy crisis broke upon us.
“rutl shortages have now
c.)u.<od tlie removal of many air
line flights in which wo had ex-
pictoci to deliver your Christmas
i uei shortage.^ hav’e now reduc
ed to 50 miles per hour tlie
>•;!( cd at vviiich cur veliicles will
mave Chri-imas mail from one
city to ancidier or to make IocmI
di liv cry.
‘duel shcrtagcft may reduce
the number of air taxis which
vve are using to fraiLsport large
amount.*: of mail.
“For ilicso three critical reas
ons. among many others brought
tn by the fuel shortage, the U.
S. Pa-^tal Service appeals to you
to please mail y our packages by
December 3 and ycur Christmas
Continued On Page Six
Mrs, Frank Navy, 30 Wednesday,
Is Hard To Keep Out Oi Kitchen
Mrs. Florence Poanrn Navy, 9'l
years y’oung Wedne.<day. likes to
cook aiKl lier si>n, Roy Navy, says
it’s almost imi>ossiblo to “keep
Mama out of the kitchen.”
The family w'on’t worry abi>ut
desserts fetr .several days.
Fcr her birthday’, Mrs. Navy
received three delicicus home
made birthday caki^s and an ap
ple pie. The c.akcs were baked
and dei*crated by her son an.i
daiighler-in-law, Mr. and Mr.s.
James Navy cf Charlotte; her
niec'O and nephew, Mrs. Frink
Glass and Woxlrnv MvEntirc;
and lier daughter and son-in
law, Mr. and Mrs. John Oates. A
brother and sister-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. Reu’.x*n Navy, brought
the fresh apple pie.
.All the family' except one
daughter who lives in Spriiig-
field. Va. got together for a fa<m-
.Mrs. Navy , wldt \v of Frank
Navy who died in HKU is motiher
of nine children, five of whom
are living. Her children are Roy
Navy of the at 1282 West-
over Dr.. Afrs. LufTier Gardner of
Rockingham. Mrs. John Oates of
Kings Mountain. J'ames Navy of
CharL lto and Mrs. Donnie La<tti-
imie of Siirincficld. Va. There
are 10 grandchildren and se\eii
Mrs. Donnie McGhee of Char
lotte. si.ster-in-lavv of Mrs. Navy, •
remainovi for a longer visit on
Wednesday and neighbors and
friends called during the day.
B('caus<» of her health, Mrs.
Navy isn't able to attend church
servi('es. She is a member of
Giave Methodist church.