Greater Kings Mountain 21,914
City Limits 8465
Giwatvr kiaga Mouaido ligara U derived itoui uie
epecxri United State* Bureau ol the Ceiuu* tepori o
lanutiry 19b6, und Includes the 14,99b populoiion o
Mumher 4 Township, and tl>e remaining 6*124 Iron
Humber 5 Township. In Clevelond County and Crowder’
Mn>n«ti Township In Gcnton Cowty.
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newstpaoei
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, January 28, 1971
PRICE TEN CENTS
oard Votes To Enter Governor’s Award Program
insi^iikcott Joe A. Neisler, Jr. Files
Mrs. Gail r:innart Haley, of
York City, dau;;hter of a ;
Kin^js Mountain citizen,
l^io^eccivecl the ColdCv.'ott Award |
liven by the American Library i
Issoc'iation’s Children Service foi i
me best pieture t)ook for ciiildren
luhlishod in 1970.
The presentation was made in
|an Francisco, Cali^rnia recent-
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
lecrgo Einhart of Charlotte, Mis.;
aley’s prize winning book is her
‘ A Story A Story’’, an African I
ale was also illustrat'd by Mrs
laley and wag published by Ath-
ncum of New York. Mrs. Haley’s
hasband, also a writer, is a mt'm-
bor of the staff of the magazine,
“Jewish Times Outl.x)k.’’
Mrs. Haley, 31, is the great-
niece of (Fred Thornburg of Kings
Mountain and grandiiaughtcr of
Monroe and Ethel Thornburg Bell
formerly of Kings Mountain. Mrs.
Haley’s mother is the former Miss
Louise ’Bell of Kings Mountain,
niece of Mr. and Mrs, Fred Thorn
For School Board Position
Sewage line installation work
In the Fulton Road-Margra.e
Mill area is expected to be com
plete in three to four weeks.
City Commissioner Jim Dick-
t made the statement in ab-
lio via Mayor John Henry
« at Tuesday night’s com
mission mei»ting. Mr. Dickey
added he, as Ward 6 commis-
ionor, personally appreciated
the c'on.'nderable “patience" of
resfdents of the area during
the retent sequence of bad
Election of officers and three
new directors will highlight the
meeting of stockholders of Lake
Montonia Club Thursday (to-!
night! at 7:30 p.m? at the Gai^-
tonia Ciamher of Commerce, GO- :
We&t Franklin street, Gastonia.
Stoc'kholdcrs will <‘le( t two new
directors, on(* repres<'nUng Gas j
ton county and one roi)res<‘nling:
Cleveland county, and fill anotli-:
er vacancy creattM by the death
of Evorette Pruden. Dirtvtors, with
terms expiring, are Pat Tignor of
Kings Mountain and Jim Wilson
of Gastonia. Other dm’(l(?rs are
B^>b Crockett of Gastonia and
George Thomasson of Kings
Mountain. OfficH'rs are Neill Car-
son, Jt. of Gastonia, presirU'nt;
iBob Beason of Boiling .Springs ,
vice^prcsirkml; and Don Crawford
« tings Mountain, s(»( r<»tary *
surcflp. Past Pre.sident Bob Su-
of Kings Mountain serves ex
officio as a memlH*r of the lx)ard.
The sto(*kholders will fill the
directorships 'follow<»d by the
election of officers.
Joe A. Neljalor, Jr. becam.' the
first candalate for the b-xird of
education as he filed with the
city clerk Monday.
Mr. Neisler se<?ks the s at in
the insid -city t.Mstrlct lx?ing va-
c.dcd by Mrs. Lena \V. McGill,
who ann.)uncod last week sh.
will noit seek le-. lection.
The teim of oflke is six
Al.so to he filled on tlie board
education is a seat in -the out
side city district. Term of P. A.
(Tippy) Fiancis of Grover, el
ected to fiU the unexpir (i ferm
of the late Holm s Harry of
Grover, is expiring.
Mr. Neisler’s i.'ilirg is the lone
fcimal poliTcal activity of the
^'’ason. No other candidates
hav.' filed and the rumor mill
produced little grist.
All other members of fhe John
H nry Moss Administration are
pxixxcted to seek re-election, in*
clU 'ing the mayor, and Commis
sioner Ray Cline, Ward 1; W'. S.
Bjddix, Ward, 2; T. J. -Eliison.
Ward 3; Norman King. Ward 4;
Mrs. Maude Walker, W«ard 5;
and Jim Dickey, Ward 6. Mr.
Francis is also exp cted to seek
re-election to the outside city dis
trict s at on fho :board of edu
cation where three members arc
. lected, school district-wise from
the bounds of the city of Kings
M Hint a in an'li two members aix*
ol cted frr m school districts art-
side it he city boundaries. Only
two seats are to br fillecl.
Mr. Neisler, son of Joe A.
Neisl r, Sr., of Lake Waccamaw
and Mi's> John Caveny of Kings
Mountain, is a King.s Mountain
native. He is socretary-tr arurer
of Choslerfi Id Yarn Mills, Inc..
of Pageland. .S. C.. and as.soda-
tc’ with Kent Mills of Taylors
ville and Lucky Strik.^ Mills n*
Double .‘=^hoals. Ho is past presi
dent of King.'9 Mountain Kiwan-
is club and active in Fir.st Pr s-
b>lcrian church. His wife is -the
former Marlene Hedrick of Len
oir and they are parents of four
children: .St I..<'e Neisler, age
1G: Jo A. Noisier, HI. age 14:
Meliss-a Nei.sl r, -age 10; and
Tlioresa Neisler, -ago four. TTie
family reddes on Pliif. r road.
W. H. Shinn, of Mogul Cor-
jxration of Charlotte, will be
gne<t s;KMker at Thursday’.s
nu eting of the Kings Mountain
Kiwanis elub at 6:45 p.m. at
the Woman’s elub. The pro
gram will feature a film on
PRESIDENT — J. Wilson Crew-
ford has b^n re-elected presi
dent of the Kings Mountain
Business Development Corpora
Offici'Ts and directors of Kings
Mountain ^Business rv?veloj5jr.eiit,
Inc., v^'ro re-elected Tuesday at
the annual meeting of stockhold
They are: J. Wil.con Crawford,
president; Fred W. Plonk, vice-
president; and Thomas A. Tate,
Directors include the officers
and Glee E. Bridges, Jolin War-
lick and Bob Manor.
Tne treasurer’s report sliowed
assets of the firm, capitalized at
S22,180 in 10.58. have increased to
$43,889.90. Surplus over the initial
stock investment folaLs $13.079.99.,
-Assets include $5,021.60 in in- '
vestments at Kings Mountain anvi
Home Saving-; & Loan Associa
tions and a note receivable of'
The corporation was formcxl to
assist new industry in locating in
the Kings Mountain area. i
Mrs. Orangrel B. Jolly entenHi
Kings Mountain hospital Mon
day for treatment ond obser
vation. She is improving and is |
a patient in Hoorn 22.5.
1S!0 Big Year
Assets Up 11%
Home Savings & Loan Associa
tion pasted another oxcellont op
(’rations record during 1970,
Thoma.s A, Tatc‘, executive vice-
president and sc''crotary. told
.‘shareholders at Tuesday’s annual
mc'eting, with year-end assets at
a r(M‘ord high of $13,323,260, up
The sharcdiolders ro-electc'd all
direetors, who, in turn, re-elected
Officers ore J. H. Thomson,
president; A. H. Patter.son and B.
D. Ratt(*rree, vice-presidents; Mr.
TaU‘, ex(‘culiv<’ vice-president and j
.st'creta'ry: Emily A. Henivion !
treasurer; Nancy S. Seism, a.'vsi.st-'
ant secTCtary and In'asurer; and -
Ja(‘c>b A. Dixjn, Bessc^mcr City
branch manager. ;
Directors arc* A. H. Patter.son. ’
I. G. Paller.son, Jack H. White, J. ^
H. Thomson, Dr. Paul E. H('n-
dricks, Thomas A. Tate, B. D.
RattciTCC', rharies Blanton and
R. S. Plonk of Be.^eitic'r City. i
Other highligV.^ t>f Mr. Tate’s I
1) Savings up $1,348,610 to;
$11067,931, up 11.27 percemt. j
2> Loans up $1,281,013 to'
$11,662,410, up 11.02 percent.
31 .V traasfer to res(‘r*es ol
4) Dividends iwid to sharclvold
ers of $563,203.
5) A total of 274 loans made
PLAQUE TO GIRL SCOUT L£ADER — Mrs. Raymond Holmes left* of Kings Mountain* received a
service plaque at Seturdey's annual meeting of the Pioneer Girl Scout Council at Gardner-Webb
ccllcge. Mrs. Holmes has served as a Girl Scout leader in this area seven years and she was cited
for outstanding contributions to the Girl Scout program, ^hei is presidentelect of the Council.
Mrs. John Gamble of Lincolnton, center, is incoming president and will serve from 1971 73. Mrs.
Perry Ccrriel, right* of Gastonia, is executive director of the Council. (Photo by Jerry Barkley)
Mrs. Carl F. Mauncy wh<»
'Undoi'Wv'nt surgei'y ai Ch.ir-
I<Mto Memorial ho.spilal la.';i
wen'k is iTcupi ratirvg at home.
A program on “Minting of
('olns" will feature Thur.sday’s
nux'ling of th(' King.s Mountain
Rotary club at 12:15 at the
Mrs. Emily A. Herndon To Retire
After 22 Years at Home S & L
.Mrs. Emily Ash(! Herndon is
retiring as Iroasuror of Home
Savings & Loan As.soeia1ion on
March 31, it w'tis announced to
»harehold(‘r.s at the annual m<H't
Ing Tuesday by Thomas A. Tale,
I Mrs. Herndon will have com
pleted .slightly more than 22
ycarii of .service with the King.'-*
Mountain association, whicli she
Joined in February 1049 as a
part-time employee. Mrs. H<'rn-
don’s addition made H a threv-
person staff to A. H. Patterson
secretary, and his wife, Mr. Pal
Mrs. Herndon recalls that as
sets of the .'ussiH'iation at the
time approximated $800,(XK). At
^comber 31. 1970, a.s.s<ds totaled
There were other changes dur-
j jfJR years in physical plant.
. I^rst the association remodeled
*‘Hhe building at MountaJn and
Lean C(>mpany. In Octohc'r 1962,
II(ii:ne Savings * .x'cupied
its pre.'ii’nt quarters on EastI
Minmtain .slreiT. TiHiay the paid
St iff numbe-rs Mr. Tate and Mr.s.
Herndon, Mrs. Nancy S. Seism,
; a.'sislant >e(‘r(Mary and tiea.surer,
^ and four tellers, Hilda Blaek-burn,
Rt'beeca P.nK'me, B-mnie Bridge's
and Joy.-i' Bahh.
. Mrs. l((‘rndon ronfossiHl, ‘Til
seem miglity strange. I've work
ed as long a-; I c-in ri'nK'mner.”
, .■^lie atlend('d (’arolina Busine.ss
, Colle^gt' in riiarloltt'. work(*d foi
' I.arkwoiid IIosi< ry Mills, then was
in ebargt* of eommis'^ary r(*eor(ls
i nr Morris Field in t’harlolte dur-
: ing World W;ir IL
She is llie wih' of Broailus H(*rn-
1 don. Tlielr daugliier Bt'verly us
I married and live's in Gree'on.sboro.
i The\v. too. have a daugliter.
Her Ilians c.'ill for "doing some
things I’ve long wante'd to do”,
including griwing flower.s. Her
lady confrere' teases about some
Tax Payments lump;
Penalty Day Monday
The late January (rush to jiay
1970 tax bills and avoid late-
jiayment peiMltics put $21,230 |
into city coffers during the past :
The payments brought to ;
$151 232 amount collocte'd a- i
gainst the total levy of $313,907. 1
A.s of Wodnc.sday, th<? 1970 levy '
was 48.1 iK'rcent paid. >
Of the total levy, the cur- |
rent year cily budget antiei- i
pates 90 percent payment dur- |
ing the -fiscal ye;tr. !
Penalty of one percent aiitilies ;
Tue.sday. February 2. I
City Sets Higher Prices
For Water, Sewer Taps
The cily board of commissioners Tuesday incrcas- j
ed water and sewer tap fees and made slight changes j
in electrical fees and city policies.
The city Iiad not adjusted fees in ten years. Mayor :
John Henry Moss confirmed with Grady Yolton, public
works superintendent, and Earl Turhyfill, electrical
superintendent. Meantime, the superintendents said
costs, for meters, materials, and labor have increased
The new schedule:
Inside city transfer fee (no former fee).
Temporary service, formerly $2, now
Wiring permit, formei* maximum $5, now .SIO.
Tile city will determine whore a meter is set on
a new service. The contractor will install the ri.scr,
meter sockets and all masts. (The city will continue
to furnish the meter sockets.)
All risers will be two-inch wire, or larger.
Mrs. Ida Joy Is
Resigning March 1
For 13 Years
NEW PASTOR — Rev. A. Glenn ,
Boland* pastor of Moncks Cor- ‘
ner Lutheran church the past
five years* was installed Sun
day CCS pastor of Resurrection |
Lutheran church on Crescent :
Circle. The local church is Rev, '
Mr. Boland's second pastorate. '■
1 */!' inch
Water meter tap fees from throe to eight-inch will
be charged on a time and material basis, rather than
a set schedule of foes.
■1 inch ' $ 50 $ 35 $ 75 $ 00
Oinch $75 $00 $100 $ SO
Hindi $100 $ SO $125 $100
Machine Rental Charges (No Change?)
Bush Hog for Mowing $ 7.00 per hour
All Trucks $ 0.00 per hour
Allis Chalmer Tractor $ 6.00 per hour
Motor Grader $18.00 per hour
Load Dirt $ 3.00 per load
Huff Payloader $15.00 per hour
175 Payloader $18.00 per hour
Ford Backhoe $15.00 per hour
Mrs. Iivnc Millroy, Diroctor of
CONTACT' -- a toi i>hont» exHin-i
soling ministry slaffcd by lay
V’olunloors, will \yo at liu Kings
Mountain Community Contor on
Frklay, February 5, at 7 p.m. t.)
xplain the need for and opera-
lion of a similar service in our
Such a program is de'signod.
she said, to provide people with
an opiK)rtunity for help with
their iiroblom^^ through the an
onymity of the tolopiione. It is
noi inlondoi to compete with or
substitute for any other s. rviee
hut to supplement and ceKijiera'ie i
with oth r ageiuios and servic
e's, she' adde'd.
All adtilts inteix'ste'd in w«»rk- ■
ing with or l.arnitJ; -more al.out ;
this service are invitoel to atlen'. .
In Friday Raid
Cleveland County sheriffs dej>-
utic.s and ABC offijers e*onfi.-?it-
ed 600 cans of beer and 150 half
pints of whiskey in a Friday niglit
raid at a mobile home owneHl
by Roger Conner. GroNor r.nid.
Conner was reportedly cltargevl
witli illt'gal salt' and W. T. Cl-iiy
was reporte'.lly charge'd witli v io
latie'Ti of the j)rohibiiion law for
the purpose of sale. Tlu' east's are
(Ux'kcled for trial in District
Court in Shedby Fe'hruary 17l}i,
Wilbur Benteni and W. H. Bra
riy, dciputy .sheriffs, and elg.ht
ABC oTicors raided five eluh.s
and residences in Shelby anei L'p-!
I>er Cleveland County the same !
Officers said the raids were!
made because of complaints by
Mrs. Ida Fortner Joy. manager
of the Mercdiant.s A.'<.‘-;ocialion and
i’redit Bureau the pa.st 13 years
Ivas resigned, e'ffeetive Mare*h 1.
and Mrs. Joyce Childers Roark
was ein;doyed Tue.sday as man
President Bennett Masti’rs al'?^)
anndunctxl that Mrs. Lucille Camp
Williams, employed by both the
('redii Bureau and Chambe'r of
Commerce since May 1063, has
resigned, effective February 1,
and will assume full time st'cro-
farial duties with the t'hamber
of Commerce in its downtown of
Mrs, Joy, wife of Luther Joy.
lias not announced her future
plans. A native of Statesville, she
grew up in Mount Holly and was
graduated fro:Ti Mount Holly high
school. She joined tlu' Mi-rchanh:
A.ssociation in March 1058 and
has si'en the a.ssociation double
Pie amount of cri'dit reporting.
.She also serve.s as manager oi
Western Union and the Hus Sta
lion, also operated by the retail
ers. Mrs. Joy Ls empK>yed by Kings
iSTountain Knit Fabric.^. Tliey are
active m First Wesleyan cliurch.
riiey are parents of two sons.
G.'iry Joy ol Kings Mountain and
U'slit' Joy, wlto graduates t.xiay
'Cuntiniicd Ou Patje Eight/
Polux' we'iv exilled to Central
Junior higii school Monday whe'n
school p rsonnel elis.oveu'd tliat
a fiit' bomb had lu'en thrown
thr.rugh a wiiisiow into a book
' According to Capt. AVilliam Ro
I -cr of Hie D tec'iive Division,
there was a burned spot in the
middl.' of the flexor <>f the 20 by
20 loot room hut failed to cxttcii
the building on fiix'.
small pl.aslic omtainer fil-
l(‘d with gasoline was tlirown
through a grou!i<t i.'hKir windenv,”
saM Hop r. 'Tan of tlie wall
was burned whe'te gasoline' elixi-
ined onto tlie wall as th, homl)
I'amc' through tlie window.’*
Hoj)er said the burn.d s])ol on
tlie fhwir was about IS inches in
diameter and alKiut half an inch
The fire burned al>out half an
inch into the wtXKlen floor to
the i>oint whore the floor planks
n Page Eight
; OFFICER OF MONTH — Sgt.
John Belk has been tapped as
I Police Officer of the Month.
Officer Of Month
Sgt. Johnny Grayson Belk, 30.
is the Kings Mountain Woman's
I club choiL'C for ‘'Policgman of
I the Month.”
! The Kings Mountain man join
ed the local forex* as a palnil-
man in February ltK>7 and dur
ing the* past t.our .ve'ars has ai-
te'neie'd 10 siK'cial schexds on law
e'nforc. me'’U, ineUxiing course's in
st'arch and arre'st, inirexiuction
to law e'nforex'meni, basic law in-
forcememt, the ban'.Ming of fire
arms. radio ofx'rating. riot anel
erow<i I'onirol, chtmiical te\st for
alc'ohol, narexiiic drugs, traffic
invi stigation. and advanex'el cour
se' in chemical tost for alcohol.
lie is a me'mhe'i' of the N. C.
Law Enforcement Offievrs As
B. fore l)ee*omin‘g a polie'oman,
Sgt. Belk \\x>rked at Piedmont
Moteu's. Inc., in 'Gastonia for two
ye.ars iK'fore I’m.'le' Sam e'allct.4
and he served a tour of Army
eluly. Hv worke'd at Bay Se'rvice
iSfatiein 'or thixv* \rvirs and Park
lYarn .Mills fe>r f»>ur years.
He aiit'ndvd Kings Mountain
I hi di se'hool and fx>mplet<'d re-
I (luire'nv. for his ,dipU>ma at
; Cleveland IVchnie'al Institute. He
is ac'tivo in the WesUyvan Moth-
i Mrs. Fiolk is the former Glen-
! (ki Butler. They are paronts of
! two daughters: Kathy, age nine,
ja third grader at -North school;
and Pamela, age six, a first gra
der at North school.
By MARTIN HARMON
By resolution of the ehty com-
I mi.ssion, the City of King.s .Moun-
I tain is entering the Ck)vernor’s
I municipal award program and
' expanding slightly and reorgan-
, izing the Mayejr's Indu-strial
Mayor John Henr>’ .Moss .<aid
the award program is under the
direction of the commerce and
industry' division of the Depart
ment of Comme.'rce and Develop
Guideline.-^ call for dividing the
.Mayer's Indu.strial committee? in-
I to .six .suh-commitlees: It indus-
j trial sill's, constni.’non, and unli.
■ tics: 2) industrial plant financ-
j ing; 3) government and ta.xe.-; 4)
1 human resource's; 5) marketing
j services and traasportation; and
! 6) livability.
■ He told the city commission
I eleven industrial .site'.s in Kings
Mountain or adjae'ont, have been
listed as available.
! Wodnc.sday he said the rom-
I miUoe co-chairmen. L. E. (Josh)
Hinnant and Senator J. Ollie Har-
. ris and himself, an ex officio
I membe'r, will constitute fTie com-
' mitlee on industrial site.s, con
struction, and utilities.
He added he expected to add
two to three memben5 to the over
all I'om'mittee, which now num-
15 persons besides himself,
invited the listing of other in
du.strial sites by intere?sted citi-
He said the city’s “community
audit” — a forts and figures re
port including a full range of
items from ho.spital beds and
en'emight accommodations to av
erage rainfall and temperature
ha.s been filed with the C & D de
The c'ommi«sion passed a raso-
I lution commending the co-chair-
. men of the industrial ('ommittee
j for their "good work”,
j In other actions Tuesday night.
I the commission:
1 1) Approved petitions of Mr.
and Mrs. Dougla.s Eubanks. Ful
ton Road, and Mr. and Mrs. Wes-
1(\V Kiser. Wood.side Drive*, for in
clusion in the city limits.
2) Authorized refund of S0.a5
m 1970 tax payment to MLss Eva
Plonk. City Clerk Joe McDaniel.
Jr., said Miss Plonk’s car had
3) Received bids on a backhoe
machine on a le'ase-purvhaso ba-
si.s with Qiiex*!! City Equipment
Company, apparent low bidder at
a gross price of S0305. We\stern
('arolina Tractor Comjiany. Char
lotte*. bid $97(X). and Hardin-
Dixon Tractor Company. Shelby,
hid Sin,570. The bid of Allison
Equipment Company. Charlotte,
was rejet'tod. This firm bid a
rental price, no purchase price.
: Funeral rite.'-' for 'Harlan Co
lumbus Ledford. 57, of Shelby,
, fatht*r (»f Mrs. Jamt*s Harrison (>f
^ Kings Mountain, will he held Fri-
' day fram Lutz-Au.<tell Funeral
, Htimo ChajM'!, interment follow
ing in Sunset <‘emetery.
Mr. U*dford die*d «t S a.m. Wed-
ne*s<iay in Cleveland Memorial
A native of Cleveland County,
I he was an employe'e of the city
, of Sliolby. He w^a.s .son of the
^ late Z. L. and Hattie Cotstner Led-
! Surviving are his wife, Mrs,
1 H(*Ien Sailors Lt'dford; two si.>ns,
I Ronnie H. and Michael David
I Lexiford of Shelby: another
■ daughter, Mrs. Danny Hunt of
Shelby; one brother. Guy Ledford
of Shelby; one sister. Mrs. Hoyt
Hayes of Charlotte and one
The IxHiy will lie-in state at
the home at 505 X. Washington
stree't. Shedhy. until the hour oj
ser\’ico Friday afternoon.
ON DEAN'S UST
Don Forn*st Bridge's of 302
Edge'.mont Dr.. Kings Mountain,
was named to the Doan’s List
fall quarter at the Gexirgi^ In
stitute of Technology. To be
named to the D**an’'s List at
Oorgia Tech a student must
maintain a grade point averaga