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Kings Mountain's Reliobie NewsT^aoei
VOL 86. No. 10
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, March II, 1971
PRICE TEN CENTS
Five Incumbents Seek Re-election; Kelly Dixon
Ward 5 Seat.
JOINS OXFORD MILLS MANAGEMENT TEAM ^ Tomes Rish.
left, and Willionn Mason, right hove joined Oxford Mills in
Kings Mountedn. Mr. Rish os IcontroUer .Ond Mr. Mason as jos-
sistant plant mcmager. Mr. Mason, d native of Canada, hos
moved tc Shelby. Mr. Rish, who comes from Atlanto. Go., hos
located in Kings Mountoin.
Joe Machnik, Plant M- iagc
(i‘ Oxf()j‘(l Knitting M i/i
I'i'ngs Mountain, has anr.'».,nce(‘
ilio ad 'ition of two now -nom
lit'i’s to the comp^any's ma lagoi
ial tt am: James Rish and Wii
l am Mason.
k Mr. Risn joins Oxfori Knit
Ft n_r Mills as Controller. Hh wa«
i. '’cvntly transi''rit‘<t fror. CV
fords homo office in Atlanta
wlioro lie served as a mem er o.
t) 0 rn.porato o.C'ounting s‘^ff. ^
j, » aduato of Georgia State Uni'•
I' sity, Mr. Rush holds a Msster^
I‘I'gi'v e in Business A’.minlstra-
t on. At Oxford, he assum ;s the
r»'^ponsihilities of the account-
i. g -and payroll departments.
.Mr. Hisli an<i his wifv', Judy,
have purchased a home on North
Cansler street here. Both aix*
nv mlK'rs of Fir^^t Baptist
Oxf.ird also welcomes Mr. fMa-
son as Assihtant Blast Mana
ger. A native of Canada, Mr.
Mason stu'-ied industrial engin-
cerir:g at the UniVvTSity of To
ronto, and later worked in the
knitw<?'ar an<l apparel industry in
a variety of staff and manag<T-
i .1 functions for over •twenty
years. Initially as an Industrial
Kngint'cr, his responsibilities
rover -d work measurement in a
mi iti plant knitwear company
folto-wrd by an a'!ded responsi
bility, d' Production Control
Management in the same compa
In tli^ lO.oO's, Mr. Mason mov-
e.i his family to the United
.Stales’ where ho continued work
itig in tlu» knilw -ar industry in a
consultin.g capacity, and eventu
ally as a .Senioi* Engineer with
> i:iM ti and Frank Associates.
Mr. Mason, his wife and fam
ily I'.av.* n'cently relocated tc
this ai-ea and are residents of
O’vlord Knitting Mills is a
Division of Oxfoid Industries.
Inc., which is a diversified man-
ufaCurer an ! distributor of ap-
1 ar 1 and dictating and copying
eiiuipmcnt. T!ie Atlanta based
firm has annual sales of approx
imately 13S million dollars pr
nu rily in appaiel.
Foi Mrs. Price
Funeral rites for Mrs. Eva
Hawkins Price, 09, were held
i?aturday,“February 27tli, at First
IVipti.st ehufch, with the Rev. Roto-
erf Mann and Rev. Olin Heffner
Interment was in Bethlehem
chureli eemetery near Marion.
Mrs. Price died February 25t:h in
the Kings Mountain hospital aft
er several month's illness.
Slie was daughter of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Augusta
Hawkins. She made her home
with her daughter, Mrs. Charles
Summers, 915 Sharon Drive.
Surviving, be.sido.s her daugh
ter, are her brother, Walter C.
Hawkins of Asheville; and two
sisters, Mrs. A. M. Reel and Mrs.
K H. E. Randolph, both of Forest
By MARTIN HARMON
No ciity office will go begging
for the next two years due to
lack of candidates in the May 11
Five incumbent city commis
sioners have filed for re-election.
The five were joined by fr..-
mer Mayor Kelly Dixon, who fil
ed Wednesday aSternoon for the
Ward 5 commissdon scat being
vacated by Mrs. Maude R. Walk
er. Mr. Dixon’s candTclacy creates^
a contest for the position, which
is also being sought by Howard
Incumben-t candidates are Ray I
W, Cline, Ward 1; W. Soimore
Biddix, Ward 2; T. J. (Tommy)
Ellison, WaTd 3; Norman King, I
Ward 4; and James J. Dickey,
Oomm. Cline, convpleting his
fifth term, is a veteran employee
of Mauney Hosiery Company. He
is a navy veteran of V^orld War
II, member of St. Matthew’s Lu
theran church, Veterans of For
eign Wars, and a Moose life
member. He is a memtoer and
past commander of the Ameri
can Legion and also a past dis
trict commiander o? !he Legion.
Mrs. Cline is the former £hiza-
betih Huffstickler. They have
three sons, three daughters, and
Comm. Biddix, completin-g his
third term on the commission, is
I a representative of Sturdivant
I Life Insurance Company. His
■Accompanying Mr. Ware was j company has tvvice honored him
Hal S. Plonk of Kings Mounitain. i as “man of the year” and for the
t past three years he has been
president of the key producer’s
club. He is Sunday school super
intendent and trustt^ of East
GolkJ Street Wesleyan Methodist
church, a Mason, Legionnaire and ^
air force veteran <rf World ‘WST"
II. Mrs. BuMix is the former Ma
rie Howe. They have five daugh
tors and five grandchildren.
Comm. Ellison is the comimis-
sion veteran and is completinig
his 18th year of service. He served
from 1947-51, 1953-57, and from
1961-71. He is owner of Ellisonls
Grocery. He is a Mason and a
member of Grace Methodist
Church, and past chairman of its
board of trustees. Mrs. Ellison is
the former Roberta Ballard. They
(Co^itinxved on Page Six)
RAY W. CLTNE
W. S. BIDDIX
T. J. ELLISON
JAMES J. DICKEY
To Raleigh Dinner
Cameron Ware, chairman of
the Cleveland County Democratic
Party, led a delegation of a doz
en Democrats to the Je^erson-
Jackson dinner in Raleigh last
Will Not Offer
The polifiical rumor mill con
tinues to grind out slowly for the
upcoming municipal and board of
education political wars.
One rumor was killed: John L.
McGill, retired former parFner in
Kings Mountain Drug (Company,
will not be a candidate to sukx^eed
Mrs. Maude R. Walker is Ward 5
commissioner. Mr. McGill told the
Herald, “I considered the possi
bility of becoming a candidate
and weighed it carefully. I have
decided I will not offer.”
One rumor going the rounds
this week w’as that Hugh A. Lo
gan. Jr., former Cleveland County
sheriff and Kings Mountain po
lice chief, who retired January 1
from the prisons department,
may challenge Ray W. Cline for
Ward 1 commissaoner.
Another was that George B.
Hord, retired assistant postmas
ter, may be a Ward 5 commission-
Ward 5 commissioner candidate.
Macedonia Baptist church of
Route 2, Grover road, Kings Moun
tain, will conduct a youth pally
Saturday night, March 13, begin
ning at 7:30 p.m.
Kkicst speaker will bo a Clhris- j
tian iphormacist Speaking on
drugs and drug abuse.
Youth will "Bing Along With
Joy” and fallowing the service
there will be a time of fellowship
All youth are invited to attend,
said Rev. L. D. Scruggs, .pastor.
(Mrs. James B. Simpson, East
school reading teacher, was elect
ed president of the North Caro
lina Council of the International
Reading Association at the Coun
cil’s three-day meeting last week-
EVANGELIST — Rev. Guy E.
Johnson of Spindale will be
speaker for revival services
March 21-26 at Macedonia Bap
or candidate. end at White HouseTnn, Char
Another was that Dan Finger,
of Hoke Electric, Inc., may be a
Pi Dimont Baptist church will
sponsor a Gospel Sing begin
ning at 2 p,m. Sunday with
tlio Bridges Family of Shelby
and the Psalmsmen Quartet of
Gastonia to be fv'atured. The
interested community is invit
ed to pai'tcipate, said Rev An
sel Center, pastor.
Mrs. Sfmipson, president-elect,
will plan next year’s spring con
ference, to be held in Raleigh,
and will! preside over the con
ference in 1973. She will succeed
former Kings Mountain teacher,
Richard CUilyer, as president. Mr.
Culyor is now a member of the
Reading Department staff of Ap
palachian State University at
Mrs. Simpson and another Ea.st
school teacher. Miss Jackie Blan-
led reading discussion ses
sions at the Council mw'ting
Mrs. Simpson led a discussion at
‘•Motivation Techniques That
Work” and Miss Blanton led a
discussion of “How To Teach
Over 1,000 educators attended the
10 group discussions on ‘‘PracticaJ
Aspects Of Teaching Reading.”
iMrs. Simpson, wife of James B.
Simpson, is the former Sarah
Herndon, daughter of Mrs. P. D
Herndon and the late Mr. Hem-
dOD. She is a graduate of the
University of Nopth_^ Carolina at
Chapel Hill and is"^ working to
wards her master’s in reading at
Appalachian State University.
Macedonia Baptist church will
hold revival services each eve
ning March 21-26 at 7:30 p.m.
with Rev. Guy E. Johnson, evan
Mr. Johnson is a graduate of
Gardner-Webb college of iBoiling
Springs, N. C., Furman University,
Greenville, S. C., and Southwest
ern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He has conducted revivals in
thirteen different states, and he
has organized and built several
churches. At present he is pastor
of Main Street Baptist church,
.Spindale, N. C.
The pastor. Rev. L. D. Scruggs,
invites the public to hear Mr.
Johnson along with gospel music,
solos, duets, quartets, and choir
numbers in a special musical un
der the direction of David Low
The city commission Tuesday
night called a public hi^aring foi
March 23 on a proposed sewage-
Commissioner James J. Dickey,
chairman of the city sewage com
mittee, told the board his com
mittee, the city engineer and in
dustry representatives, along with
officials of the state Department
of Water and Air Resources Com
mission, had been working for
six months to obtain a sewage-
use ordinance “with which every
one can live.” "
"To all I say ‘thanks’ for what
I consider a very good ordinance
proposal,” C^omm. Dickey com
Col. W. K. Dickson, city engi
neer, reported that the Depart
ment of Water and Air Resources
had approved the ordinance. The
Colonel commended the work and
spirit of cooperation of the city
committee and Industry' represen
Schoolmen. Legislators To Talk
About Pending Educational Bills
Area legislators will meet with
members of the county’s three
school boards — Kings Mounitoiin,
Shelby and Cleveland County
boards of education Monday
morning for a 7:30 ajm. break
members will be given opportun
ity to discuss educaHonal needs
with tlhem, said Supt, Donald
Expected to attend are Senator
J. Ollie Harris. Senator Marshall
fast ait Royal Motor Inn Reatau-1 Rauch, Rep. Boib FaMs and Rep.
pant. IW. K. Mauney Jr. alorf? with
The group is expected to dis-1 members of the three lairds and
cass educational blllK in the superintendents of the three sys-
legislature and school board terns
Funeral rites for Mrs. Margaret
.Amanda Dunn, 64. of Clifton
Forge, Va., formerly of Kings
.Mountain, wore hold Monday aft
ernoon at 3 p.'m. from First Pres-
bjTerian chuR*h, interment fol
lowing in Mountain Rest ceme
Dr. Paul Ausley officiated at the
Mrs. Dunn died Saturday at 10
a.m. in a Staunton, Va. hospital
She was daughter of the late
Mr. and Mrs John E. Osment and
a member of Kings Mountain’s
First Presbyterian church.
Surviving are her son, James
Dunn, of Clifton Foige, Va.; her
sister, Mrs. Robert E. Farley of
Co\’ington, Va.; three grandchild
ren and six great-grandchildren.
In other actions the city passed
a resolution formally calling the
biennial city and board of educa
tion elections for May 11 and re
ferred to the city attorney for re
view a pow’er contract proposal
from Duke Power Company.
The commission also:
1) Received bids from Ronnie
Turner Construction Cbmi>any of
Cfesar, $7976.70, and A. P. White
& Sons, Charlotte, $17,906, foi
water and sewer lines to serve
DcRose Industries in Kings Moun
tain Indu.strial Park in Gaston
County. The low bid was liighoi
by $699 than the amount approv
ed by the Gaston County board
of commissioners for the projovt
and the Mayor was instructed to
confer with Gaston officials wn-
cerning letting the bid.
2) Passed a resolulion transfer
ring to the debt senice fund
$27,500 from the water bond ac
count, the amount representing
interest earned on bond account
certificates of deposit.
3) Referred to a study commit
tee a proposed agret'menl be
tween the city and the Division
of Inland Fisheries, Wildlife Re
4) Passed a re.solution extend
ing the date of beneficial oei'u
IJancy of the Buffalo Creek water
treatment plant from March 11,
1970, to March 1. 1971.
5) Passed a resolution com
mending the City of Shelby on
its being named an All-American
6) Called public hearings for
April 13 on re-zoning petitions ol
Aubrey Mauney ancl of Hal S.
and Fred W. Plonk, both of whicli
have been approved by the zon
Preliminary hearing for Bruce
Douglas Holland, 18. charged
with jxisscssion of marijuana,
has been continued in 27th Judi
cial Court until Thursday, March
Judge Robert Kirby of Cheirry-
ville halted the trial Thursday
after the defendant told the court
three persons had offered to pay
his fine and get tlie charges re-
duted to a U*sser offense If he
would accept the blame for the
incident that resulted in (*harg<’is
against himself and three other
Judge Kirby ordered an investi
gation into the allegations made
by Holland. Lt. David Corn of the
Kings .Mountain police depart
Lt. (2orn, investigation officer,
said the judge made no ruling on
a motion by defense attorney, C.
A. Horn, to reopen charges a-
gainst Devere Rogers Smith, Jr.,
18, and James Edward Mauney,
20, both otf Kings Mountain.
Corn said Holland, along with
Cindy Gail Alexander, 16, ol
Kings MountaiiT, and Smith were
arrested December 6. 1970 on
charges of aiding and abetting in
the possession of marijuana. Corn
said he charged .Mauney with
possession of marijuana. Corn
said the original chargc.s against
all four were nol pressed with
leave in district court Feb. 11 and
a new warrant was drawn against
Holland charging him with pos
A<xording to Corn, Holland
testified that George H. Mauney
of Kings Mountain, father of
James Edward Mauney, and .Mr.
and Mrs. DeVere Rogers Smith,
parents of Smith, had on several
occasions offered to pay his fine
and get the charge ag^iiinst liim
reduced. Holland alleges that
Mauney and the Smiths talked to
him and his parents about the
Corn said purpose of the inves
tigation is to determine if the
eases against Mauney and Smith
should be reopened and if any
new charges shoula So filed.
^launey. Smith, and a new wit-
nc.-vs, Ronald King, Testified as
slate wilno.sst's and sajd they hrid
seen Holland at a cxrbin on Lake
Montonia owntHi by George Mau
ney of Kings Mountain with a
bag of green material. Mauney
and Smith said Holland and Cin
dy Gail .Alexander were in Mau-
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, N. Gamble
A 45-ycar old Gaffney, S. C.
man, Clyde W. McDaniel of 405
Oakley St., was killed about 12:15
p.m. Saturday when the roof of
a house he and two other per
sons were tearing down on Waco
road collapsed on him.
Cleveland County Coroner M.
D. Walker said McDaniel was ap
parently standing outside the
house w'hen the roof fell and pin
ned him under it. He said Mc-
DanieL his son, Don, and broth
er-in-law Earl Sanders, all of
Gaffney, w'cre tearing down a
house on the Waco Road by hand.
Walker said the man had appar
ently removed the bracing from
the w’alls, causing the roof to fall.
Walker reported the man died
from suffocation from the weight
of the roof on his chest.
Kings Mountain police, rescue
squad and a wrecker worked 40
remove McDaniel from the debris
but he was dead on arrival at
Kings Mountain hospital at 12:35
Funeral rites were held Mon
day in Gaffney, S. C.
"Do All Things Work To
gether For Good?" will be the
s:Tmon topic of Rev. Charles
Easley at Sunday rno.^ning
worhhip services at 11 clock
at St. Matthew’s Liui'heran
church. Rev. Easley is ctnlin-
uirtg a Lenten theme, “Serious
Questions For Serious People.”
Named by Moss
Mayor John Henrj' Moss an
nounced apix)intment Tuesday
night of the Kings Mountain Wild
life committee, as previously au
thorized by the city commission.
Members include City Commis
sioner Norman King and W. S.
Biddix. George Ruppe, Eugene
Goforth. J. Pait Tignor, K. E. Mor
rison, HoNvard Bridges, C. T. Dix
on, Eugene McSwaln, Joe Lee
Woodward. Jackie D. Barrett, Rev
Robert McDowell, Bon Brown, and
Funeral rites for James Nor
wood (Pete) Gamble, 72, were
held Wednesday afternocn at 2
p.m. from the Chapel of Harris
Funeral Home, interment follow
ing in Mountain Rest cemetery.
Dr. Paul K. Ausley offilciated at
the final rites.
Active pallbearers wore BetJ
Maner, Hall Goforth, Joe Thom
son, Henry Neisler, Bill Grissom
and Herman Campbell.
Mr. (Gamble, retired textile
w'orker, died .Monday morning art
10 a.m. in Sylacauga, .Ala., where
he was visiting his son and fam
ily. Mr. Gamble had been in ill
health for several months.
He was son of the^ate Mr. end
Mrs. John Jackson Gamble of
Cleveland County. His wife. Mns.
Ruth Davis Gamble who died in
1965, was e.\e<*utive secretary of
the Red Cross chapter for many
He was a member of First Pres
Surviving are his‘'?on, Charles
J. Gamble of Sylacauga, Ala.;
two brothers. Robert Gamble and
Tom Gamble, botli of Be.-^emer
City: one sister, .Mrs. B. D. Rat-
torree otf Kings .Mountain;
Sunday evening worshv ser
vices will be held Sund-^y at
7:15 p.m. at Di.xon ITesbytcr-
ian chuivh with Rev. RoNnH
Wilson to deliver -the message.
Troop 92 Clean-up Advance Guard;
City-Wide Committee Is Appointed
I help in any way we can. . .
! Arwrv„«,.i.Qti/-.»•» was expressed by ; square. She was charter member
Funeral rites for Mrs. Tilden R.
Padgett, 89, of Forest City, moth
er o' Dr. r. G. Padgett of Kingj*
Mountain, were held Wednesday
ofternoejn at 4 o’clock from For
est City’s First Baptist church
W'ith the Rev. Dillard Mynatt of
Iritermont was in Cool Springs
Mr.s. Padgett died Monday at
9:30 p.m. at her home. SJie had
been in declining health for sev
A native of Rulherfwd Oount;>',
she was the daughter of the late
Barney and DeliJali Harrill King.
Mrs. Padgett was the finsi presi
dent otf the Forest City Better
ment club in the early 1920’s and
the person chiefly responsible for
l)lanning and planting the public
Members of Frank B. Glass Post
9811 VFW and Auxiliary will
hold regular meetings Monday
night at 7 p.m. at the Post Homo
on Grover road.
Supper will be served follow’-
ing the meetings.
By MARTIN HARMON
Boy S.’out TrfH>|i 92 lias volim- ! Appreciation . - ^ r-
leered its services in the upcom- the .Mayor and all members of; of the Forest City Woman’s club
in<» city-wide clean up campaign , the city commission. i^ formerly Fifth District
and in fact, lias already gone to i Building inspector Woodrow . chairman of the Garden Clubs otf
work on the project. i Laughter, who is coordinator of: North Carolina.
. the upcH)ming campaign, told the I An alumnus of Meredith col-
Momb('rs of the troop appeared v^^rd that owners of 12 derclidt i loge, she formerly served on the
with their Scoutmaster Jim Yar- and two out-buildings hoard of the Forest City Librar>',
bro and Troop Committeeman Bob hove agreed for their houses to
Maner at the city board of c-om- ^e razed and addeif that several
missioners meeting Tuos<lay nigh! (^vnors of junk cars had also giv-
to volunteer their servuvs. ; permission for these to be re-
John Knox McGill, six'aking for moved.
the tr<x>p, told tho^ commission Donald D. Jones fs general _
his trooi) would lii<e to “police, chairman of the clean up, fix-up, Padgett of Shelby and James T.
the area in vicinity of the paint-up committee. [Padgett of Forest City; four
Other members, announced by daughters, Mrs. Nolle P. Norris of
the Mayor Tuesday night arc i Mrs. Gus Thomas otf
Commissioners Ray W. Cline'andj Hendersonville, Mrs. Le.x Hood otf
T. J. Ellison. Mrs. E. W. Griffin. Matthc'ws, and Mre. J. W. Grif-
' fin, Jr. of Forest City; one brotih-
er, G. C. King of Asheville; two
sisters. Mrs. Frank Masters otf St.
was a former Sunday School
teacher at First Baptist church
and was a member of the Senior
tBesidcs her son here, she is
survived by two sons. Dr. Charles
intersection of US 74 and West
Mountain street and volunteered
to maintain the area where the
Girl Scout monument replUti is
located on a permanent basis.
Subsequently, Scout McGill
handl'd Mayor John Henry Moss* Mrs. James Houston,
a list of abandoned
John McGinnis, Bob Wt>tositer, Mrs.
James Rushing, Jim Dowming,
cars the i Mrs. Joe Neisler, Jr., Mrs. Jackie Augustine, Fla. and Mrs. Morri-
Scouts had compiled in an a-1 D. Barrett. Jim Yarboro, Grier I Jones of Pittsburgh, Pa.; 14
round-town surv(>>'. 1 Sipes, John Henry Mitchell, John grandchildren and seven great-
Scoutmaster Ya-rbro then com-1 Reavis, Bill Baker, Mrs. Bob Dav-i grandchildren,
mented, "We’re here to sympa- i is, Mrs. John L. Bess, and Otis Dillard Mynatt officiated
thize, not criticize. W’e’re here to - Tomes. 1 at the final rites.