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VOL 86. No. 13
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, April 8, 1971
PRICE TEN CENTS
Officials Will Announce Large New KM Industry
LAURA ANN HUDSON
By Two Groups
Members of the city safety end
highway committees will imeet
in joint session at City Hall Mon
day evening at 6:30 to consider
an engineering survey on a traf
fic control plan for the cHy.
W. S. (Seimoce) Biddix, chair
man of the safety committee,
said it is hoped the joint com
mittee can make a recommenda
tion to the ei(y commission all
Tuesday’s meeting in order that
a public hearing may be called
on the engineering report on Ap
Salient details of the engineer
ing survey, as reported In last
week’s Herald, ealL for Installa
tion of safety gates M the Gold
• ind Mountain street imbrossings,
Replacement dif traffic s^al sys
tems at several intersoetlons on
King Street (US 74) and others,
and improved pedestrian walk
ways a majority of these inter
Other members of the safety
committee are Commissioners T.
J, Ellison and Jim Dickey, Chief
o< Police Tom McDevitt, Fire
Chief Floyd Thornburg, Delbert
Dixon, Rescue Squad captain, and
Mayor John H. Moss, ex officio.
Members of the highway com
mittee are Will Herndon, c'hair
man, J. Lee Roberts, L. E. Hin-
nant, Carl F. Mauney, Leroy iBlan-
ton and Bill Grissom.
First - Citizens
Plans To Build
Get Long Holiday
Kings Mountain district pupils
will get a long Easter and spring
hol'iday, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Schools will be closed until
Monday morning, April l&th.
Will Be Placed;
By MARTIN HARMON
Bids will be advertised Friday
for a new First-Citizens Bank &
Irust Company building here, it
was announced by Lee A. McIn.
tyre, Jr., assistant viice-president.
’ 'McGinnis Brothers have again' contain approximately 5600 sq.
raised the hid on the Martin Phi-1 feet of floor space, will be of con
fer prcHX*r<y, necessitating -anoth-! temiwrary stylo employing tra-
er re-saie which has been set for [ ditional materials to blend with
April 15. I present buildings in the Kmgs
'Hubert, Richard, William, and Mountain area.
Jaimes McGinnis raised the previ-1 Exterior will be brick with
ous $66,200 high bid of Claude C | bronze glass and aluminum. The
and David C. Beam and Wray A.; build-ing will feature several ad-
Ty Boyd Emcee
Vy Boyd, W'BT-WBTV personali
ty, will serve as master of cere
monies and State Senator Mar
shall Rauch, Mrs. Basil Whitener
and Mrs. Jo Allred lead a panel
of judges for the April 24th Miss
Kings Mountain beauty pagean-t.
An additional contestant this
week brings the total to seven.
Lyn Cheshire, pageant co-chair
man, said the new contestant is
Miss Renee Goias, 18, senior stu
dent at Kings Mountain high
school and daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William E. Goins of 602 Phe-
nix street. Miss Goins is em
ployed part-time at Royal Villa
Restaurant and Judy Gibbs, Inc.
Hamrick Challenges Ellison
May Enter Race
Plonk the legally required a-
mount of $3360.
The bid for the 131.6 acre tract
now stands at $69,560.
Six ward chaiiimon have been
appoin'ted loaders in the city’s
Paint-Up, Fix-Up, Clean-Up April
They include Jim Downey,
Ward I; Mrs. Humes Houston,
Ward 11; OtU Palls, Jr., Ward III*
Mrs. Jackie Barrett, Ward TV;
John Mitchell, Ward V; and Mrs.
(?haries Noisier, Ward VI.
Chairman Donald Jones and
PiBbllicity Chairman Jim Yarbro
said citizens are invited to con
tact the various chairmen in the
ward in which they live about
.clean-up problems. Mr. Yarbro
■'said citizens are invited to call
"the city garage to pick up largo
deposits of trash and litter and
Boy Scout Troop 92 will move
junk cars at no expense to prop
•Mr. Yarbro said leaders have
designated April 19-30 as Clean-
Up Fix-Up Focus with the drive
to be culminated during ithat per
Funeral rites for Roy Phillips,
73, r%.tired textile overseer, were
held Sunday al.ternoon at 3
p.m. from Kings Mountain Chur
ch of God, interment following
in Mountain Rest cemetery.
Rev. S. W. Avv ry, assisted by
Rev. Flay Payne, officiated at
the final rites.
‘Mir. Phillips died Friday at
11:30 p.m. in the Kings Moun
tain hospital. For 26 years he
was superintendent of spinning
at Algodon Mills and later ser
ved in the same capacity for
S^irviving arc his wife, Mrs..
Neva Willis Phillips; five daugh
ters, Mrs. Ruby 'Helms, Mrs.
Mairgaret Lee and Mrs. Metty
LcRvers, all of Kings Mountain,
and Mrs. ‘Beulah Mitchell and
Mrs. Muriel Norwood, both of
Bessemer City; six sons, Clyde
Phillips of the homo, lIowaTd
Phillips of Gastonia, Jerry Phil
lips of Bessemer City, and
Frank, Thomas and Lewis Phil
lips, all oiP Kings Mountain; 37
grandchildren and 23 gircat-
-Fourth race of the 1971 politi
cal campaign dvvelo^^ad this
week as Wilburn Hamrick, local
cab company and service sta
tion owner, filed notice of can
didacy for Waird HI commission
Th.. ifniVi, -Hrirk hiiildw ir. Modeling oi New York City. Hatari'ck challenges incumbent
Kh^^ins is active in fhe Fu- t^nt^ssioner J. J (Tomnay)
ture Teacher's, the Milestones j Ellison^ completing his 18th year ^
staff, ‘the girls basketball and ! of servi'ce, j-
rennis teams and the band, serv- Other races include: Lt. Col.
ing as drum major in 1970. She I Robert (Bob) Cox challenges!
plans to major in political sci-[Mayor John Henry Moss, seeking
en’co at Appalachian State Uni-1 his fourth term,
versity. She will give a patriotic Tommy P. Bridges and Joe A.
monologue for her talent presen- Neisler, Jr. se^k the in-city seat
oation. on the city board of education
Other contestants are Debbie' from which Mrs. Lena W. Mc-
Timms, 18, daughter of Mr. and! Gill is retiring in May.
Mrs. Gene Tinrms; Cathy Alane Former Mayor Kelly Dixon
Wilson, 18, daughter of Mr. and and Howard Shipp, minister and
Mrs. Robert G. Wilson; Deborah Craftspun Yams employee, seek
Warren, 18, daughter of Mr. and the Ward 5 seat on the city com-
Mrs. Clarence Warren; Katherine mission from which Mrs. O. O.
Ervin, 17, daughter of Mrs. Annie Walker is rotiring in May.
Lee Mitchem; Laura Ann Hud-; incumbent candidates are Ray-
son, daughter of Mrs. Shirley H.:ciine, Ward 1; W. S. BiGdix, I William L. Ramscur of
Hudson; and Deborah Dianne i Ward 11; Norman King. Wa'rd I Momtain is one of 58
ditional teller stations from the
tpresent building and a drive-in
J. N. Pease Ass(x*iatcs from
Charlotite are the architects and
bids will be advertised April 9.
Completion of the building is
exi)ected on or before November,
The building will be construct
ed on the South Ealllcground ave
nue lot between A & P auvl Clark
Tire & Appliance which First-Citi
zens acquired se\eral years ago.
The lot fronts 700 feet on both
Battleground and Cherokee
Since opening here in January
1966, the bank has occupied the
building of the late D. M. Morri
son on West Mountain street.
APPOINTED—Williom L. Rom-
seur of Kings Mountain has
been awoided internship ap
pointment at Bowman Gray
School of Medicine.
I Oifidals Named
For May 11th
. Registration books will open
I Saturday at eight precincts for
I the May 111b city and board of
Polls will open on four conse
cutive Saturdays from 9 a.m. un-
.m 5 p.m.
'No new registration is requir-
N(^ citizens, age 21 and over
who have lived in the state 12
months and in the city 30 days
prior to May lltth, are eligible to
register and vote. Persons who
have moved residences from one
ward to another should be reg
istered in the ward in which they
At the six in-city precincts vot
ers will help elect a mayor, six
ward commissioners and a mem
ber of the city board of educa
tion representing inside-city dis
Bethware and Grov-er
voters will help
Offic.rs of an as .vet uniden-
ified company will hold a press
onXeici.c-e at City Hall next
W. inesday morning to announce
he comt>any will build a large
Th plant site will be on SR
Meantime, Cleveland County
ommission rs unamimou.sly ap
proved Monday morning a $70,-
►00 ap; ^ opriation, pks engin
eering fees, for installation o(f
vater and sew r lines to serve
he now industr>’ which projects
i two-phase building program.
The company expects to br.ak
ground immoliately for a $6 mil
lion plant, to employ about 175
persons. It projects launching
the second $5 to $7 million
phase on August 1, 1972.
Making the presentation to the
county’ commission were Mayor
John Henry Moss, L. E. Hinnant
and Ollie, Harris, co-chairmen of
the mayor’s industrial commit
tee, and Dennis Fox, resident
Kings Mountain engineer with
W. K. Dickson & Company.
Of the $70,5(X) county appro
priation $30J)00 is the esitimatei
cost bf the sewer line, $40,500
the estimated cost of the water
ConChairman Hinnant com
mented, “This romi)any will be
a large user of water, indicative
of What having ample wa*cr will
do in the direction of industrial
And wheH the sabbath u'as
imst^ Mary' Magdnlei^e and Afo-
ry the mother of James and <Sn-
lame, had bought surrt sjnecs,
that they might com>3 and anoint
And rery early in the morn
ing the first day of the Wf’ek,
they came unto the scpulehte at
the of the sun.
And tfn^y said among them-
selves. Who shall roll us away
prftc'iTXCi 'the stone from the door of thje
determine only !
the election of a member of the i And when they looked^ they
board of education reprt'serrting!that the stone -was rolled
the ouUide city school patrons, tiivuy: for if ivas very grexit.
Burns, 17, daughter of Mrs. Edith jy and James J. Dickey, Ward I medical Mudents at the Bowman
I VI. p. A. (Tippy) Francis has fi-
'The pageant will feature con igd for rcn.lection to his inside-
festants in evening gown, swim- seat on the Kings Mountain
suit and talent categories and will 1 board of education.
be staged by Kings Mountain Jay-
a?es at Central school auditorium
April 24th at 8 p.m.
For Legion lobs
Boy Scout Troop 92, with Scout i ... _
John Knox McGill as chairm^anl^Activo pallhoarcrs were Uroy
of the project, have reported a;
total Of 105 junk cars apparently Mitchell Ray-
mond Keith Gore and Harold
(Continued On Page Six) 1 Farris.
HI Buffalo Water Plant To Be Ready
For City-Federal Inspection 30th
By MARTIN HARMON , completed on SR 2047, SiR 2070,
The Buffalo Creek water treat- and SR 2044 -is completed, the
ment plant, the two pumping work including paving, now un-
stations and the dam will be derway, installation oif guard
ready for final inspection by city j rails and gra.ss planted,
and federal officials on April 30. | Landsctaiplng of the plant area
iDennis Fox, resident engineer, | is underway.
made the statement in giving a
progress report on the project
All the concrete floor in the
spillway has been poured and
work is continuing on the spill
way wails, he dontinued, estiimat-
ing 4p41ll'way work 75 percent
. Two bridiges, one over Buffalo
I on the Stony Point Road and an
other over Whiteoak Creek are
to be removed when work is
FolhAving floor nominations
Monday night, Otis D. 'Green Post
1.55, Amerkan I.A'gion, has what
may be a record number of can
didatos for past officers.
Candidat(*s for comimander are
For Rescue Squad
Filing deadline is April 27th.
Challenger rumors have been
scarce. Among them:
Gray School of Medicine who
have been awarded internship
appointments for 1971-72.
He will take internship train
ing in internal medicine at Bal-
tmore cMd.) City Hospitals. The
Polling places a-rc Ward I at
City Hall; Ward 11 at the Amer
ican Legion building; Ward III
at East school; Ward IV at First
Wesleyan Methodist Fellowship
Hall; Ward V at the National
Guard Armory; Ward VI at
Kings Mountain high school;
Grover at the Grover Rescue
1) Jonas Bridges, manager of appointment will become effec- j Squad Building; Bethware at
Radio Station WKMT, is expect- ^ive July 1
ed to offvr ifeir 'Ward V commis-1 Ramseur is the son of Mrs. W.
Cleveland County Lafe Saving i Kellv Bunch was be-! ^* ^*1 Kings Mountain.
® I"*!! mentioned^ as a candidate
during the momth of ward vi commissioner. i Internship appointments are
. , , * . I ma'.^e through the National In
in addition, the troop traveled! Wilburn Ham'nck says he is
a total of 2,264 miles, spent 960 s, eking the Ward HI commission
I man hours on trips, stand by du-
And enfetiny the sepulchre,
they saw a young man sitting
on the right side, clothed in a
long white garment; and th^y
And Wi saif/i unto them, Be
not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of
Nazareth, which tvas crucified:
he is risen; he .is not here: be-
Bethware school and Park Grace i totg ae, they laid
district at Park Grace school.
Registrars and judges will in- •
elude: Ward I, C. L. Black, regis-'
trar, and Mrs. NeUeC CranfordGalilee: there
and Mrs. I shall he s *e him, as he said unto
But go your V'ay, tell his dis-
h'iples and Peter that he goeth
,, . , , Ward II. R. D. Goforth, registrar,;
tern Matchin-r Program which Mr.s. T. L. Trott and Mrs./^“‘
operates under the auspices [ Uumes Houston, judges; Ward; they went out quickly,
the Association of Am rican m Ruth Bowers, —j-*—- ^
ty. moetinss and tmining. an- kin'. m?nM:dic“l'cZ ^hc mT.S MoftanTef aTd ‘
swered 14 wreck calls,-made three voice in city government.” He ^ utilizes oroference iist,'f ^nrthy trembled and were amazed,
blood relays stood-bv at ’two ^ has hopn associ^at-^/t with Ben-l '^-u -4* j u * j < • ' J R'^hel Conner, jude,eb, ard i they anything to any
traffic for 'neu MiHs (now Carlton Yarns) f;^..™h’osp'ita^s folfo^lnr inter-1
four funerals, and made eight near Crowders Mountain ■and ; seventy-nine per cent of I (Coyitinucd On Page Six)
Bruce McDaniel and Bob Davies.
There arc 19 candidates for the
five positions on the
I man; f(yr they
I Mark 16:1-8)
executive “‘‘PS- 1 Arlington Mills of Gastonia for ,he Bowman Grav senior modi
Members aLso participated m ; 30 years and for a number of
‘‘Command Post” and fir-st aid ■ years owned and operated Ham-
Fir<^ Vico rnn^m-uM\ov T with .squatU 1 ,nck Usod Cars here. He is own-
rirst Vice Commamler. Lindm from the surrounding areas in
Di.xon, Newell Laughndge. t lifford Concord. ' (Continywd on Page Six)
Pearson. Second Vice Command-
cal class received first-choice ap
er: Ben Hord, Guy Mellon, Carl
W'iIson; Adjuta nt • Fina nee Offic«
er: Joe McDaniel, Charles Hamp
ton; Historian: David Delevio, Hu
bert Aderholdt; Chaplain: Fain
Hambright. Wallace S-tawls; S<'rv-
ice OffiJeer: Clone Steffy. John
Gladden; Sgt. at Arms: Vardell
Rev. Carl Sparks To Give Sermon
At Annual Community Sunrise Rite
On property acquisition, he
said it is expected the Clerk of
Superior Court will appoint an
appraisal team in the Coleman
Goforth condemnation action
within the week, and that the
other 'properties required of Am
brose Cline and John D. Cline
will be obtained in the near fu
ture. Grubbing and clearing of
these areas should require two
Rov. Carl V. Sparks, pastor of of the association, will preside
First Wesleyan church, will dc-1 Rev. N. C. Bush will lead the re-
liver the sermon at the commun- sponsive call to worship. Rev. J.
Neal, Jackie Dean Barrett, George ity.wido Easter Sunrise service | N. Norris will pray the invoca-
Hull; Asst. Sgt. at Alims: Charles Sunday morning at 6 a.m. in. tion. Rev. A. Glenn Boland will
Greene, John Chaney, James Memorial Park of Mountain Rest read the scripture. Dr. Charles
Odum; Scholarship C^mimittco:; cemetery. , Edwards will pray the morning
(three positions) William Plonk, | in event of rain, the service prayer. Rev. L. D. Scruggs will
Franklin Ware, Larry Hamrick, will be cancelled. j pronounce the benediction.
Dr. Nathi’in Reed: Executive Com- The Kings Mountain Minister-1 The Kings Mountain High
mittee: Dion Brown, Carl Wiesen. ial Association is sponsoring the. School Chorus will sing two an
er, Clinton Jolly. Charles Greene, service. ' thems: “An Easter AHeluia” by
Jake Bridges, Charles Oarpenter, | Rov. Rabert Wilson, chairman ol t Peterson and “Early In the Morn-
Rcfbert Wright, Glee E. Bridges,'the committee on arrangements' ing" by Mc'Copmick.
Johnny Dye, Ji-m Thoma.<son, i said other Kings Mountain minis- \ Si>eciGl music will be presen-t-
Gene Wright. Floyd Dover, James j ters will partfaeipate on the pro- ed by a high .school brass en-
Rams.ur, who holds (ho B.S.
degree from North Carolina
State University, has seivcd for
the past year as vice president
Mayoi Record Attacked By Cox
As He Solicits Support 01 laycees
of th. Bowman Gray S.udon. Untain Ja^-oos Tuos.^ay roun-
! “I sincerely ask your support on
-He is married to the former \ ,annp?nP ' W
® ^ decide whether we continue the
Bonnetit, Mike Yarboro, Lawrence
Adams, Jay Powell, Gene Gibson,
Danny Thomasson, Lafayette
Pearson and Charles Hampton.
The Sacrament of the Lord\s
Suipper will be observed at the
9:30 am. worship hour Sunday
at Dixon Presbyterian ohuroh.
AH cemetery gates will be
open to walking traffic. Motor
ists are asked to enter by way
of the Suber Gate on East (jold
street, Cemetery Superintendont
Ken Jenkins said. City police
will direct traffic.
Rev. Edwin Chriscoe, president
j Labeling the Mayor
promoter ’ and ^‘our
promoter". Candidate Cox, re-
tire^i army lieutenant colonel
and now Svcretary of Kings
Mountain Chamber of Com-1
merce, specrically charged:
1) Utility lino work which
ion service will be held Thursday contracted is left to
night at 8 o’clock at First Pre^y. i-onh r manned city oreus.
terian church. I 2) The city stalled on installa
tion of fluoridation equipment at
Six'clal music by the choir will the Deal Street plant. He labeled
feature the service whiich will be; it one of the “rromoter’s slight
Candace Welstod of Charlotte.
Maunday Thursday commit n-
Communion s<'rvice wdth Dr.
Paul Ausley to lead the cx>mmun
Ushers for the service will be
R. S. Lennon, Henry Noisier,
Thurman Seism, and Harlin Stot-
‘Kings Mountain 'Boy Scouts
will distribute programs and
Kings Mountain police will direct
traffic. City Cemetery Superin
tendent Ken Jenkins said traffUc
is being directed via -fhe East
Gold street eirtrance to the com-1 Dr. Ausley issued invitation to
etery. AH gatos will be open to! the community to participate in aren’t open to the public,
walking >trat£fiC| however. ' the service. ' 5) That federal monies are no
plunging progress or start plan
ning for progress.
“I promise to open the govern
ment of this city to the pe<Tple,
to tell It like it is. to v.'ork to
improve our loc'al tax base. City
and County. By bringing industry
Into this City or County. With
the good Lord’s guidance and the
help of the folks of Kings Moun-
taan. we’ll move forward In an
orderly manner, not plunge head
long into the unknown.
“Planned progress Is looking &-
oi liand sluws".
3) City costs, in the five years
1965-70, have increased astrono
mically. citing a KM percent in-1 head and taking actions to "fill
crease in administrative costs..
54 peix'cn’t increase in ptdiice de-l
partment costs, and 350 percent
increase in debt service costs.
4) That affairs at City Hall
the need* of our city in the fu
ture as well as today. To do this
we must have planned growth,
with utilities to support housing
and industrial needs present and
future, supportable with our tax