tr€atf^r( Kings Movintain 151.314
TCity Limits (1966
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Kings Mountoin's Reliable Newspapei
VOL. 86. No. I
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, January 7, 1971
PRICE TEN CENTS
Two Utii ity Increases Deemed
FIRST BABY ^ Randy Christophor Bowen, the Kings Mountain area's Hw* arrival of the New
Teor, rests in the arms of his mother, Mrs, Robert Lee Bowen. The baby was born Monday
morning at 4:21 ajn. at the local hospital and is winner of the 1971 First Roby Derby, (Photo
by Isaac Alexander)
aby Derby Winner Is Third
m For Robert Lee Bowens
Oi New Year
Recommendation For W.
Dies At 81
•Bill Edwards of Groonwood, S.
C., consuUfng engineer for the
city natural ga.s department, will
recommend Tuesday to city com
missioners that the city’s retail
gas rate to firm gas users be in
creased six percent (or eight
cents per I'M cubic measure) Feb
Because of a 1 cent per cubic-
measure increase in wholesale
rates by Transcontinental Gas
Company last year, the city had
absorbed the cost and had not
inx-reased the easterner cast, Mr.
Edwards explained. Now, how
ever, under procedures estajlish-
ed by the Fi'deral Power Commis
sion on request of Transw, to in
crease sales rates by 2.3 c-enta
per thousand cubic fc-et to custo
mers to compensate for incrcase-.i
gas purchase rates to be charged
by the producers, the liike is die
Mr. Edwards .said the city will
be unable to absaro tlie addition
SPEAKER Dr. John FronlxUn
Anderson, Jr„ executive secre
tary of the Board of National
Ministries of the Presbyterian
Church, U, S., will fill the pul
pit ot First Presbyterian church
Sundoy morning at 11 o'clock.
To Speak Here
Dr. John Franklin Anderson, Jr.,
executive secrolafy of the board
at National MinTstries of the
Presbyterian Cluircii in the Unit
ed States, will spenk at 11 o'cl.jck
morning wor.-^hip services Sunddj-
at First Presbyterian church.
Before assuming his presonr du
ties in Atlanta,"*Ga. in .September
1965, Dr. Anderson sorscfl as i)as-
tor of First Presbyterian t-hiirv^hcs
Jr; TVIcit, Texas, Dallas, Texas
Akti Orlando, Fla.
earned his bachelor’s de
gree from Austin college at Sher
man, Texas, his B.D. degree from
•Union Theological Seminary, his
Master of Theology degree from
Austin Presbyterian Seminary and
ihis Doctor of Di\ inity from Aus
•He entered the Chaplain Corps
of the USNR in July 1944 and
served with the Second Marine
Division at Saipan, Okinawa and
Kyushe, Japan from November
1944 to April 1946.
■Dr. Anderson is man led to the
former Nancy Lee Love of Sher-
anan, Texas and they are parents
of two sons and one daughter.
Kandy Christopher Bowen, eight
p;:und mac* ounj(^ son of Mr. and
M:.s, H..,)- ;r Lee Bowen of Grover,
i mauc hi. <irriv-il later taan New 1
; vpoy K *I — < p ■'-'"pdry af 4:?1
; « rn. — i.- bci .1^0 the winner ot«
i the Kings iiouniain Herald’s First'
; 2ki\j'y Deijy Contest for 1971.
‘ Vcd.ng B>wcn is the third son
1 of the Bowens. Other members
i of the B:,wen famiiy are Riehard
Eugene Bowen, age 14, and Jerry i
I Lee Bowen, age two. |
1 Mis. Lowen is tiie former Linda ■
I Ann Sipc Uowen. Grandparents'
I are Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bowen of ^
Grover and Mrs. Margie Bum- '
gardner oi Grover.
Dr. Joseph Lee was the aitend-
• Two other infants were born at!
Kings Mountain hospital — both |
to Cn-arlottc coiuplos, on January i
2nd. Rule.s of the Baby Derby j
Contest specify the winner be j
horn the Kings Mountain area. ;
Young B.>w’en and his family
will receive numerous prizes fr.>m |
Kings Mountain retail merchants
who annually sliov\er tlie fir.st
new arrival with gifts. The.se
]lrm.s include Kings Mountain
Drug Company, Medical Pharma- [
cy% Belk’s Department Store, Me- j
Ginnis Department Store. Dellin- j
;,er’s Jewel Shop, Ster*.hi l-unii-i
lure and Kings Mountain Ilcraid. I
Funeral rites for William Komp
Mauney, Sr., 81, King.s Mountain
industrialist and a former may’or,
were held Sunday afternoon at
3 p.m. from Saint Matthew’s
Lutheran chureh of which he
was a member.
R<*v. Charles Eaf^loy, minister
.if tlie churrh, officiated, as.sisted
by Dr. Voight R. Cromc^r, Presi
dent Emeritu.s of Lenoir Khyne
college at Hickory.
Interment wa.s in the Mauney
Mau.scleum of Mountain Rest
I .Mr. Mauney died SaturxViy
Locks on doors of tw'o buildings
at the Kings Mountain Housing
Authority construction site on
I Margrace road were cut Tuesday
morning and parts valued at
$1167. were stolen, police report
Construction of 150 units o.'
low rent housing is well under
way at the new site.
City Police officer Ellis King
said culprits also entered the
workshed at the site. Missing
from the buildings and workshed
were copper fittings, cuplings, a
dapters in pasteboard boxes, 600
feet of 60 feet long softdrain rolls,
and loose parts.
James Edward Ogle, of route
two, a constTuction worker at the
site, called police when he re
ported to work Tuesday morning.
a! cost and that Kings .M:>utnain i ^ ocIo.k in the King'
i.s one of few gas systems still ]hospital after .'/vcra'l
able to add residential ,user.s. Hr ilmess. ,
»aid the supply is limited in his ^ native of Kings Mountain
hometown of Greenwood. of j le late Jacob 3.
The cost added to gas .systenv.
b dictated by th'* 19()S Pipeline
Safety .Vcl, ^
Ai*e dvv.c*gb laUj Use* .*1 D)U
here wcuUtn’i e.Kceed $9.60 per
year. e.stimat(*d the engineer.
Tile city Tuesday niglit increas
its electricity rates after a
and' Julia RudJ^ U .Mauney.
rresident ofL auney MilD and
Lvme»* relny . treasurer o'.
RITES HELD — Funeral rites
for W, K, Mauney, Sr. were
held Sunday afternoon from St,
Matthew's Lutheran church.
r ; Vj
.ne was ulsi
Back To School
RITES HELD — Funeral rites'
for GiOrge A. I**orrow, Kings
Mountain businessman, were
held December 29th from Boyce
Memorial ARP church. Mr. Mor
row died suddenly December
27th of a heart attack.
Rt^bcrt G. Cox. executive sec-
retviry of the Kings Mountain
Cliamber of Conumi’r.’O and re
tired Army officer, will .si)eak
on "Ileiiccypters" at Thursday’s
mi'oling of tiie Kings Mountain
Kiwanis club at 6:45 p.rn. at.
the Woman’s club.
Purchase Gi Eight Propeities
ike Virtually Assured: Laney
Senator J. Ollie Harris will be
guest speaker at Thursday’s meet
ing of the American Legion Au-x»
iliary at 7:30 p.m. at the Ameri
can I.,egion building.
irKf newly-elected Senator will
apeak on a legislative • program
arranged by Mrs. Orangro‘1 Jolly.
Mrs. Paul Mauney and Mrs.
Charlie Mo.ss will be co-hostesses
ar the meeting.
L,egionnaires of Otis D. Green
j'Fost 155 are also invilOvl to meet
idfh the Auxiliary for the pm
Kings .Mountain Rcrlevelop-
ment Ccmmi.ssion is looking for
ward to 1971 with optimi.-m and
a year of r(*al progress in the
downtown rentnval program, re
ports Commis.sion Director Joe
I.aney who says purchase of eight
properties is virtvally assurred.
Only tw(4ve parcels are consid
ered necessary to b(?gin tht* fir.-;l
stage—therefore two Ihird.s of tho
owiier.^ have indit itod agreement
and cun(.‘nt n(*gotiation.-» tiro ex-
pirtc-d to re.sult in additional op
tions ip the near future. The real
reasonTor oi-iimism. Laney said,,
I.S tlu* attitude of those property I
is in jeopardy if we do not act
now and tlu*Hedevelopmont Com-
mi.ssion fully supports this posi-
liuti,” said Laney.
•‘Most important is the fact
that dlmoliti ni of throe to four
.striiclurc.s will be possible in the
very near ti^im and tlie Redevel-
epment Conumission is l.>oking
forward to this action as tho first
concrete evidenc-e of progress. Ac
tual purchase of property, except
for the Fir.st Bapti.st Church,
whi'ch .sold the first property (the
old Herald builvling property on
S. Fic'dmont Avenue) to the com
mission, was held off until 1971
to take advantage* of a more fa
vorable tax sHnation. At least
three additional [)urcha.s(*.s are
planned this month as soon as
title work is completed.
One factor which slows up the
negotiation proce.^s is a lack of
I understanding of the commissi:)n
I policy e.xplained Laney. Mo-st
I land negotiation is ba.sed on one
appraisal and bargaining within
i a limited range from that value,
I This usually r(*.sult.s in the pro-
I perty owner facing a profe.ss'ional
I negotiator hired to purchase the
i land at the lowest po.^J^i'ble price.
I To eliminate this tho Departirnem
I of Housing and Urban Develop
ment has e.stablishod a ixilicy in
organ ren(*W'al programs of ini-
r auuuu.- f>,nfering full com:)ensation-
TS- behp-e sincerely ^ . based upon
the futuie -^f the downtown indci)en'dent appraisals .so
that the owner is indeed paid
fair market value. Furthermore,
the Redevelopment Commission
has set a local policy of using
the liighost appraisal to deter
mine f-iir market value in every
Kings Mountain Redevelopment
rommis.*^ion really fwls 1971 can
be the year to reverse the decline
of our downtown and create a
competitive business center with
a pleasant .shopping environment
for our citizens. It’s encouraging
to hear so many of the citizens
say "When are you going to get
moving?” With the cooperation
and as.sTktaiTce of the comimun-
ity we can nrovide a central busi*
ne.ss dlstriTT HeiTHing the fine
historical heritage of ouo- city.
MtUintain, recipient o‘
whtdesale rate hike by Duke Pow j B(.‘aver award in Scouting
cr Company, as did other cities ^ charter member of the
la Uie area. Neighboring Sheloy
on Tuesday voted an increase in
Us natural gas rates and r(‘i‘enlly
increased its electricity rates aft-
e.r a wholesale rate hike by Duke
Mr. Edwards says he will roc
t)mmcnd a 7 percent increa.so to
"interruptible” u.sers and there
are 10 meters serving industry in
Jim Dickey, commissioner from
Ward 6 and .superintendent ot
Neisco Sales, commented at Tues
day's special meeting of the
c*ommission: “It’s cheaper to
u.«;e gas for heat — even with the
inierea.se by Imnsco”.
Transco’.s added cost to the
city is effoetivo January 10th.
Mr. Edwards, e.xplaining Trans
co’s request for hike in rates, said
the federal government imple
mented on Augu.st 12, 1968 a
Pipeline Safety Act via tho De
partment of Transportation to
make the gas industry safer from
field to customer meter. He said
certain standards, such as record
lioeping and annual inspivtion.s,
have to be met which will re
quire more manpower and equip
ment to adminiler the program.
“The supply of natural gas last
year was very limited,” lie point
Hal lem Stars
I I president of Nu-’.Vay
mipany of (Thorry* ille. | city policemen wall go back to
a former Mayo:* of t school Monday and their school
room will be at the Community
Center and The Police Club Pistol
Lt. Jackie D. Barrett of the lo
cal force will teach the 30hour
ccmr.se in use of fighting equip
ment. including shotguns and
New Tax Ollice
Kings Mrmntain KiwanU club. He
was .(Ctive in civic and religious
life of tile city and Cleveland
A mef.u'her ?f the board of trus-,
teC's for 40 years of Lenoir Khyne I k'l't’itiides
col.'cge he and his wife and
family wore donors of tht* Mau
ney Mu.<ie Hal! and Mauney Hall
at Lenoir Rhyne college, HD fam- , OpOnS MondaV
ily was also donor of Jacob S. | ”
Mauney Memorial Library here.' Craig Elrod of Gastonia, G-as
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.. ton-.'levoland county manager of
Sarah Hoffman Mauney: four H & R Block Company, a com-
som.^ N. C. Representative W. K. piele tax office, will open a tax
Maurt y. Jr.,^George H. .Mauney i office in Kings Mountain Mon-
and Davu’. ^^uney, all of Kings’ day.
Mountain, and Miles Mauney of The office will open at 315 E.
Contbiut’ii On I Kings .street.
V — —
Funeral rites for Carl Bailey
Jones, 68, of 415 Stroupe street
will be held 'Thursday afternoon
at 3 p.m. from Harris Funeral
Rev. C. A. Host will officiate at
the final rites and interment will
be in -Mountain Rest cemetery.
Mr. Jones diet! Tuesday night
at 9 p.m. at his home of a heart
attack. He was a native of Gaston
Tounty, son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. George Jones.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Annie Hamm Jones; two daugh
ters, Mrs. Pansy Jones Barnes ol
Gastonia and Mrs. Louise Jones
Chaney of Kings Mountain; two
sisters, Mrs, Claudia Withrow o(f
Blajck^urg, S. C. and Mrs. Elzie
Wortman of Shelby. Also surviv
ing are six grandchildren and
The North Carolina Genhi-o-t As-
soimbly opens its 1971 session in
Raleigh Wednesday and two leg
islators from Kings Mountain
will be among those taking the
oath of office at noon.
N. C. Representative W. K. Mau
ney, Jr. returns to Raleigh for a
third term and Senator J. Ollie
] H'lrris biggins his first
Tlie hilarious Harlem Stars, i the N, C. ^natc.
billed as the funniest baskeloall; ... «
team in the country today, will I Members of the . general A.s-
play one of the local men's teams will take the oath of of-
at the Kings .Mountain Commun
ity Center January 22, Recreation
Director Riy Pearson annoimccs.
Mr. Pearson said that on the
same evening tho San Francisco
Golden Gaters will be playing one
of tlie local men’s teams. Admis
sion for thi'se game.s will be $1.50
for high si hool students and a-
dull.'; and $1 for grade school
Commenting on the Harlem
Star.s, Mr. Pearson said:
"The hilarious Harlem stars
are coming to town. Adverti.-cd
as the griMtest and fun test bas
ketball team In the country to
day, the Stars arc* a combination
of Negro Stars who tour the World
making fans laugh.
“When the name Harlem Stars
lis mentioned, hoop fans get
ready for an evening of enter
tainment. Fans will see a [aniey
exhibition — Razzle Da'z/lo ball
CotUinuc'd On Pug^ Bight
fici* in a swearing in ceremony
prior to the convening of the leg
Rep. W. K. Mauney, Jr. will be
aeCfc mpiinied to Raleigh by his
wife ajtd their children.
Joining Stmator Harris will be
Mrs. Harris, their daughter and
.-^on-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Don
HambrighL, Kathy and David, of
Shelby; and their son and daugh
ter-in-law, .Mr. and Mrs. J. Ollie
Harris, Jr. and cliildrcn, Johnny
and Elizabeth, of Pasadena, Tex
as, and Mrs. J. H. -\rlhuf, mother
of .Mrs. Ollie Harris, Jr.
Members of the Merchants As
sociation-sponsored team in the
Industrial League bosketbaW team
have expressed appreciation to
Kings Mountain retailers for their
contributions of uniforms and en
try fees for the team.
Merchants making contribu
tions were Timms Furniture, Mc
Ginnis Furniture Company, Home
Savings & Loan Association, Grif
fin Drug Company, Mountaineer
Pharmacy, (Medical Pharmacy,
Cooper’s Furniture, First Union
National Bank, Dellinger’s, Mc
Ginnis Department Store, Kings
Mountriin Drug (Company, Belk’s
Department Store, Fulton’s De
partment Store and Kings Moun
tain Savings & Loan Association.
Will Be More
Kings Mountain clUzen.s can
expect up to $1.50 hike in their
electric bills from the city this
The city board of commission
ers at a spp'cial meeting Tuesday
night adopted an “across the
board” rate hike for power custo
mers which calls for a 12 percent
The action, which is effective
for the January billing, was tak
en to make up a $76,376 per year
hike imposed on the city by Duke
Power Company to municipali-
ies. Duke, on December 14t.h,
started charging the city 22.5 per
cent more on its wholesale rate.
Whether the Duke hike will be
permanent will be decidd by the
Federal Power Cammission later
this year. If the commission
grants Duke less than the full in
crease, the power company must
rebate with interest overage back
to its customers.
According to the resolution
unanimously jdopted by the com
mission, if the city is rebated,
the city power customers will get
their money back, too.
Kings Mountain has one of
two low’est electric rates in the
state Fayetteville being the oth
City Clerk Joe McDaniel said
the average customer’s bill would
increased from $1.30 to $1.50
(Oonumenting on the Duke hike,
Comm. Jim Dickey said, “This
juset has to be done” and other
commissioners echoed his re
'fext cf the resolution follow.s;
'Be it hereby resolv'ed that the
Board of Commissioners for the
City of Kings Mountain does lake
note of the increase of 227f by
Duke Power Municipal Power
Rate and that after consultation
with Mr. Robert E. Bathen. Con
sulting Engineer of R. W. Beck
and Associate.s, Engineers for the
Electricities of North Carolina it
is deteamined that in order to
absorb this increase it b neces
sary to increase electric rates of
the city by 12*^.
iBe it further resolved that when
the Federal Power Commission
hands down a final determina
tion of the percentage increase al
lowed Duke Power Company then
the City, upon receiving a rebate
from Duke Power Company, will
rebate to customers of record at
the time of receipt of said rebate,
their proportion^ share.
*'Be it further resolved that this
rebate will bo paid over a period
of time to bo determined by the
board of commissioners and that
this rebaite will be in form of
credit on electric bills.”
Tlie city board of commis
sioners Tuesday night advertis-
♦*d for bids for a backhoe for
the sower department. The
equipment is to be purchased
via a ]oa.se-pun'hase agreement.
“The Wanderers” will play for
a dance Saturday night from 9
until 12 p.m. at the American Le
gion building for Legionnaires,
their wives and guests.
Club Manager W. D. Morrison
also announced that “bingo”
games will be resumed on Fri
day evenings. ,
Mr. Morrison issued an invita
tion to Legionnaires to meet with
members of the American Legion
Auxiliary for a legislative pro
gram Thursday (tonight) at 7:30
p.m. at the American Legion Hall.
Newly-elected State Senator J
Ollie Harris of Kings Mountain
will be guest speaker.
Who Will Be Young Man Oi Year?
Nominations Are Still Invited
Who will be Kings Mountain’s
Young Man of 1970?
Kings Mountain Jaycees are
seeking nominations from the
public and nominations should
be in the form of a letter to Jay-
cee Chairman Gerald Thomasson.
The civic club will announce
the name of the winner and pre
sent him' a plaque emblematic at
the award at the annual Distin
guished Service Award banquet
January 19th at 7 p.m. at the
A committee of citizens over 36
RtP. W. K, MAUNEY. JR.
SENATOR J. OLLIE HARRIS
years of age will make the selec
tion from the nominations suto-1 college FMofessor and
milted from the public. I Marine Corps officer*
Other awards to be presontw
at the DSA banquet will include
an award to the Boss of the Year
an award voted by the Jayccei
themselves, and an award to th(»
Educator of the Year, the winner
chosen by a Jaycee committee.
Bo Goforth is chairman of the
'Boss of the Year committee and
Jerry Simmons is chairman of
the Educator of the Year commit
Employers of Jaycees will be
special guests at the dinner
meeting which will feature an
address by Tom Dean, Gaston