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Kings Mountain's Relioble News^pei
VOL 86, No. 16
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, April 22, 1971'
PRICE TEN CENTS
Three Enter City Races; Filing Deadline Monday
S. B. Davidson
Funeral rites for Samuel Ralph |
(Pop) Davidson, 74, who served as j
i l^vief of Police tw'o years during
e Garland Still Admini.stra(ion, |
will be held Thursday afternoon'
at 4 p.m. frem Temple Bai>tist
church of wliich lie wps a mem
■Rev. f rank Sliirloy will offici
al e at the final rites, and inter
ment will be in .Mountain Rest
Mr. Davidson died Tuesday
morning at 11 o’clock in ithe Kings
Mountain ha-ipilul of a licart and
kidney ailment He had been hos
pitalized five days.
He was son of the late James
Meek and Eudocia Turner David
son, lie served as Police Chiol
in 1951-52 aftcir having served on
the force two years. He went
from Kings Mountain to Dallas
as Chief of Police and later join
ed Wix Corporation_as a guard.
He was a veteran oT iboth World
War I and World War 11. j
Surviving are his wife, one son, |
Tony Ray Davidson; two half-1
brothers, EM F. Turner of York, I
S. C. and James G. Turner of I
Rock 'Hill, S. C.; and one sister, \
Mrs. F. C. Thomas of Chestc'T, S.
I* rt nesday, June 2 at John Gamble
The board of education set the
date lor school finals Monday
night and approved a refcom-
mendatiion of the Ministerial As-
scKiiation that the local list olf
participating churches at the
baccalaureate service be expand
ed to include a larger number of
churches from the entire school
diitrict. Plans call for a Negro
minister, an additional Methodist
and Baptist and an outstanding
outsidc'r. The expansion will in
crease the Hve-year rotation plan
(from 'Methodist, Baptist, Presby
terian, Lutheran, etc.) to 10years.
Last schoolday for students will
, be June 2 and June 4 for teach
HONORED — David Carl Smith,
son of Mr, and Mrs. Carl E.
Smith, is recipient of o Certifi
cate of Merit in Firestone's 1971
David Carl Smith is among the
184 high school seniors across the
nation to receive a Certificate of
Merit and a $100 U. S. Savings
Bbiiil In the 1871 Scholarsliip A ;
wards Program of The Firestone'
Tire & Rubber Company. !
Smith, 18, is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Carl E. Smith of KPD 1,
Kings Mountain. Tie is a senior at
The board cf education has "by
necessity’’ adopted a new policy
requiring out of 'districit .-tudents
pay tuition 10 days prior to the
first day of school.
The action is necessary because
some students who live in the
outside district area are delin
quent in paying tuition fees. Tui
tion for this year js due May
15th. Credits are withheld until
payimcnt is made.
In other action, the board:
1) heard a report from Supt.
Donald Jones that grading is
completed at the new high school
tennis icourts and that asphalt
should be poured within the next
2) approved the sending of a
thank you letter to the Kings
Mountain KiwanLs club thanking
them for that organization’s re
cently e.stabli.shed shoe fund for
nwdy children. The local civic
ciu'b, said Mr. Jones, liad been,
real contributors to the school'
3) approved Jones’ recommend
ation that the tuition for sum
mer sclicol be increased firom $30
to $40 due to operation inc-reases.
4) approved the sending of a
letter to the- firm of Hamrick
and Redding of Shelby -that If
the system’s Title I audit fop the
1939-70 -sriiGcd year is not com-
Scoggins Challenges Cline;
Bob Smith, Jake Sipe Filed
HERE FOR PAGEANT — MUs Kings Mountain. Linda Fcdls.
dapghtei of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Falls. Jr., will present special En
tertainment and crown Miss Kings Moimtain 1971 at the Joy-
cees-sponsored beauty pageant Saturday night. Ty Boyd, WBT-
WBTV personolity, will serve cm master of ceremonies for the
8 p.m. pageant in Central school oudltorium.
Eight Are Vying
For Beauty Title
Ty Boyd Emcee
Chris Holmes, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Raymond Holmes, and Doug
Sincox, son of Dr.' and Mrs. Frank
Sincox, have been invited to at
tend the .program for gifttM chil
dren at Western Carolina Univers
ity at Cullowhee this summer.
Holmes Ls a sixth grader at
North school and Sincox is a sixth
jadtu- at East school.
Clover, S. C. high school. His pletcd by Sept. 1, 197'1, that the
father is employed at the Gas
tonia plant of Firestone Textiles
The Merit Award.s are in recog-
.nition of the applicants’ outstand
ing high school rpcords.
In this year's Firestone Sdipl-
arship Awards Program, 41 high
school seniors from 21 states and
Brazil won full .sclioIarshi[)s for
study toward a degree in approv
ed colleges and universities of
The 1971 Scholarship winners
in the Carolinas: Donna M;irie
Aitwood of Kannapolis and Kalihy
bcaird "by nc<vssity’’ will •hav'e
to change auditing firms.
5) delayed aipproval of a
srho:)! calendar in view of exist
ing legislation and State Board
cf Education recommendations
for 10 monl.bs work yx-ar for
H) approve 1 Jones’ recormmend-
ation of a propos (' $31,350 driver i
edueati'in budget. The budget re f
fl( ets -an addilion-al teacher over
last yrarl Bob Ca.diinn is the on
ly full-time imstructor. i
7) authorized Jones to ffpre-! HJf aL
.sent the board at a |)Uhlic J^Q|||||
OFFICER OF MONTH — Police
Officer of the Month is Patrol
man Madison Marcellus Hunter.
PtL M. M. Hunter
Lou Brannon of Spartanburg. Miss i (ion .May 17th at New B*-!.! high
Atwood’s father, Rex Atwood, j school iri Craven County and
works for a Firestone tiroiretrca'd | (ConUnm ti On Paijc Sia:!
Continued On Page Six
William Clyde Short, resident
of Short road, wlio .sufferc-d a
broken neck in an automobile
wreck Sunday night, was report
ed resting and improving at
Kings Mountain hospital Wednes
Mr. Short is father of Mrs. Dav
The accident occurred near
Monroe as Mr. and Mrs. Sliont
were returning home. Mrs. Short,
thrwvn from the auto, was bad
ly buised but wa.s not hospitaliz
ed. .Mr. Short was driving the ve
City Policemain of the Monith,
voted by the Woma)i’s club, is
Patrolman Madison Marcellus
A native of Kings Mounitain,
Hunter. 2,5, is -a 19()4 graduate of
Compact higli scliool and join«“d
tlie police force in October, 1968.
Funeral rites for Dewey Martin, He is combining a job with
66, cf D.iyloiia Bcarh, Fla., for- bocJr.s, as he is enrolled at Gaston
mcr resident of Grover, were! college where he is a sophomore.
Dewey Martin s
lield Sunday afternoon at 3 Ip.m.
from the Clrapcl of Harris Fune
Rev. Robert Mann officiatr'd at
file final rite.-:, and interment
was 'in Gnrver cemetery.
Mr. Alartin died Wednesday in
Daytona Beach, Fla.
He was .son of the late Mr.
and .Mrs. James Madison .Martin
of Cle.eland CbJnty.
Surviving arc his brother, Bra
dy M. Marlin, of Grover; and two
.sisters, Mrs. W. C. Brown of Spar
tanburg, S. C. and Miss Ethel
Martin (»f Grover.
He has icompleted police school
in traffic r-on-lrol, criminal inves
tigation, narcotics, cxtilosives dis-
[Xfsal and ihemical tests for alco
vel<'ran of four years Army
duty with the Army Security
Ageiuy, Hunter was stationcvl 12
months in Vietnam' with iMie
Eighth Radio Research Unit.
Commission Aim: Day Care Center
In Operation Here By late Tune
TOP SPELLER — Doug Sincox,
lifth grader at East school, is
the district school's top speller.
(Douglas Sincox, son of Dr. and
Mrs. Frank Sincox, Is top !?)eller
in the Kings Mountain district
Young Sincox, a sixth grader a1
A St school, outspelled other win
^rs from the varfous elementary
schools and earned the ■rl^'ht ito
represent the city in the Char
lotte Observer Regional sponsored
Spelling Bee Friday In Charlotte.
By martin HARMON
j Tho city day care .commission
1 hopes to ope.n the Kings Moun-
[ tain Day Care center in lulo
; June, Chairman Charles .Mauney
He was conferring Wt'dnesday
with .Mrs. Jacqueline Vogel, of
CharioMc, community services
consultant with the state D<»|)art-
menl of Social Services who is
advising the Kings Mountain
commission concerning details to
provide day care for 100 children
—and perhaps more.
Mrs. Vogel was highly com
mendatory of the facilities for
day care at the conamunity cen
ter, said that teachers without
experience would be trained at
neighboring community colleges.
Chairman Mauney said three
persons will be employed Initiail-
ly, a director, a head teacher, and
' a food services technician.
! iTearihers will superv ise from
i eight to eighteen children, de-
I pending on age. For example, tlie
teaiTier of the age 2 to 3 group
would not euro for more than
eight ihilcf.-cn. four grf>ui|)s are
cnvii-;ag(‘d initially, ages 2 to 3,
3-4, 4-,5, and 5-8.
‘We need comimunlty involve
ment from indivitluals and from
civic groups,” Chairman Mauney
said. "When the organization is
funictioning in full we hope to be
able to make tt self-supjjorting
and think wo can.”
Committee chairmen announc
ed hy Chaiirman Mauney are Rev.
M. L. Caimpbell, equipment; Mrs.
Helen C. Logan, food; and Dick
Shaney and Jim Jenkins (co-
Persons interested in helping
with the day care center should
contact Chairman XT^iuney, M'sy-
or John Henry Molss or members
of the ccimimiission, who are Mr.
Caimpbell, Mrs. Logan. Mr. Shan
ey, Mr. Jenkins, Clint Rankin,
Carl DeVon. Mrs. Frank J. Sin
cox, C. A. Allison and Mrs. John
He is -a member JBynum Clia-
L'l ..\ME Zion church and the
Mrs. Hunter is the former Ann
PfM'kins. Tliey..xire parents of two
cTiildrcn, Ma,' te, age six, and
Antonius, ag^ tyo.
Poses Mys.'ery '
A [Mdilical caril %|)i)eared at
C ity Hall on the bullotin board
Wcdneyd.iy and created a bit
One 'S. R. Pear.son .sought
'.VJpixirt for Ward 4 Commis-
siitier in the election of May
He 'liad not filed his candi
dacy and it oex-a-sloned a re
mark from City Clerk Joe 'Mc
Daniel that either the candi-
(tate or tho jM-inter h.id erred.
Tile Kings Mountain election is
on May 11.
Tlicrc was no S. R. Pear.son
listed in the telephone dircic-
A teh-phonc check with Til-
man Pearson, however, cleared
the mystery. HLs brother’s card
had traveled a bit far afield—
-at least, out of the area to do
him any practical good at the
'ballot box in 8o.s.-»emer City.
S. R. Pear.son is completing
■his firsit term on tho 'Bessemer
City commission and is seeking
■Who will be ‘tlU&s KHg*.
tMountttin 1971 ?”.
The new beauty green will be
crowned in the Jayc<'e-®pon«ore,l
pageant Saturday nighit at 8
I p.m in- Central Junior high
I school auditorium.
I -Ty Boyd, W1BT-.W1BTV person-
lality. will be master of ■eremo-
nies for the pageant, which will
j feature special entertaimnent by
I Linda Flails, the rcigniiig Miss
Kings Mountain, and "Miss
After competition in evening
dress, swimsuit and talent ev
ents from the eight contestants
jU’ges w:i!'l select a second run
ner-up, first runner up, and
IMiss Kings Mountain. The con
testants themselves will select
The first place winner re
ceives a $200 sCholaivsJiip, and a
tropliy. Handsome trophies also
go to the runners-up and to the
■winner of the coveted ".Miss
Sliaite Senator Marshall Rauch,
Mrs. Basil L. Wliitener and Mrs.
Jo Allred — jedges for the pag
eant — will meet the contest-
ar'ts for the first time Satut.Xay
morning at Roya'l Villa Motor
Inn. Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Dix
on, Jr. and Mr. and M’rs. J. A.
Cheshire, HI will honor the con-
t<istants at a cookout Friday
evenirtr at Lake Monlionia. Mr.
Dixon and Mr. Cheshire arc pa
A Variety of talent will lie dis
played hy tile youllVful beauties,
tnclu.:ing songs and dance.s, pa
triotic monologues,, recitations
a comedy routine and piano so
AH the conte.stanls are high
school juniors or seniors except
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Wards 4 & 5
Tlie Ward IV polling place at
the First Wesleyan church fel
lowship hall (fomi'riy Kin^s
Mountain Manufacturing com
pany cluttiocm) w.'S the busiest
rcigistration place Saturday as
names of 43 new vc'ters w re
logged hy registrar Brooks Tale.
A total of 117 names w. re
added to the poJlbcoks Satur
day which brings to 163 the
numiber added on two registra
Saturday is the third of four,
Saturdays to register to volte in
the May lilth city and board of I
education elections. R-.gistrars
will be at the polling places a-
gain on Saturday, April 24, an'J
Saturday, May 1. Saturday, May
Sth, will be Chall-, nge Day. ;
Second busiesit place Satur
day was at the Armory where
George B. Hord, Ward 5 regis
trar, registered 35 new citizens
anJ made three transfrs.
Third busiest place was at
the high school where Mrs. Guy
Trout, Ward 6 registrar, added
names of V) new citizens and
made three tranfers.
In Grov. T, where s<4iool pat
rons will help elert a member
of the board of d’urta'Won, r p-
rsenting the outside district,
Mrs. James C. Scru gs rdgist. r-
ed 18. There was no registra
tion activity report d at Beth-
ware and Park Grace. Mrs. A.
E. Conner is registrar ait Beth-
ware school and Mrs. L. L. Ad
ams is regisrtrar ait Park Grace
.Mrs. Ruth Bowers, in War.'i
HI, reported adriition of nine
name.s to the poll'books and
four transfers and C. L. Black
r. gistered two in Ward II.
At the seven incity precincts
voters will cleat a mayor, six
ward commissionrrs an'd a mem
ber of tlie board of eduoation
represeniting inslde-olty district
B-ithware and Grover precinal
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Re-sale Bid High
Wray A. Plonk, Claude C-
Beam and David C. Bciam were
high biljid. rs for the Martin Phi
fer properly at last Thursday’s
'The trio raised the bid to $72,-
3.50, dr $2,790 ov, r the $69,560 to
whidi Iliiiberl, Richard, William
and James MiGinnis had prev
iously raised the bid.
'The resale bid sitands open for
The tract contaiins 131.6 acres
and is adjacent to Kinlgs Moun
tain High School p'ro|)erty.
In 3; Five Men
Seek 5 Position
Three more candidat.s entered
the political sweepstakes this
w.ek, creating a five-man race
^ I for 'Ward 5 commissioner, a icon-
I test in .WaiG 1, and a three-man
Spectrum Pledged To Clean Air.
Official Of New Industry Declares
By MARTIN HARMON
Pp ctrum Textured Fibres,
Inc., will not pollute the Pilot
Creek sewage disposal plant by
dum.p'.ng, nor the almosphire of
the area with noxious odors,
John Karchner, executive vice-
president has toll the Herald.
'iWe have conferred several
'limes with offlciails of the North
Carolina Watr and Air Resour-
c s Commission, as wltih City o-f
Kings Mountain Officials. We
will meet fully the requirements
of bolh agencies,’’ Mr. Kareher
He reminded that his company
pledlges itself to be community-
ori. nted arl.t pointed out thait
adequate handling of Its dye ef-
fluenit is a part of that pledize.
iFor the inWiial phase of con-
stnretiior, the comipany plans a
million gS'lIon capacity lagoon,
which will permit controlled
flow of the etf.luent into the
'Pllbt Branch treatment system.
He also pointed ouit, ‘'DyeinK
of manm.ado fibres is quite dit-
fertnt from dyeing coltorl. Tlie
d.vesluffs do not produce any-
wihere near the odor probl.im.
We aro going to handle the cf-
fluent prrublem riighl.”
The Sp.ctYum firm announ'ced
on April 14 they will buil'.i a
large texturing and dyeing firm
near here on AR 20.'M, off Waco
Road. First phase consllruction is
expeOted to post from $6 to $8
million, result in f.mploymont of
175 persons, with operations to
begin in September. S.'cond
phase construction ..nd opera
tions expansion is expected to
bring Spectrum’s invealmenit to
$10 to $13 million.
Owners of Spectrum are Mr.
Karoher, Bishop Smith, Jr., pres
ident, anU International Wretch
The 40-acre site bring pur.
chlased from H. O. (Toby* Wil
liams is currently being survey
ed and Spectrum hopes to break
ground in about two waeks.
CHARLES W. PARKER
Tlie men on the board of edu
cation honored their lone female
member—"Mrs. Lena Ware Mic-
Gil't—at a dl'n.ner meeting Mon
day oit 'Royal Villa Motor Inn.
'Mrs. 'McGill is 'retiring next
month after .serving 12 years as
a school 'board memixT rcipre-
si'rrttng 'the insidecity district.
Slie was presonted a green cym-
bidluim orchid and an engraved
'Hamilton clock along with a
te.stimonial of service signed by
hoard members: George H. Mau-
ney, chairman; James Herndon;
Alec Owens; P. A. Francis and
Supt. Donald Jones. Wives of
board members, Mrs. Jones. John
L. McGill, Miss Elizabeth Stew
art, Hemld reporter, Joe 'DeiRniest,
Shelby Star reporter; Mirs. Wanaa
Y. Davis, schools secretairy and
her husband, I. C. Davis, attend
Steak with all the trimming
was served at 7 p.m. in the priv
ate dining room of the motor inn.
TTie tables wore .<^read with yel
low cloths and arranged with
■Mrs. .MicGlH thanked the hoard
memoers for their thoughtfulness
and noted It was a “privilege to
work with all of you who always
treated me i^s gentlemen treat
ladies. She ."said she rememibered
•as major re^onsdbilltles during
her tenure: consolidaitton, segre-
g.aiioin, locaitian of the hlgJi
school building and selection of
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unaue anu uutny ooxos, oi ail
■race in Ward 3.
I 'Botby ,Scoggins, owner and
' operatoj- of Scoggins Gulf SU-
ition at York Road 1-85, flkd
[Tuesday, opposing Ward il Com
missioner 'Ray; Cline, incumbent.
I Jake Sjpe, .'^ard at Maundy
Hosiery Dims, paid 'his 'filing fee
Wc'.’n^ay .morning, joinng Kel
ly Dixon, 'Howard Shipp, Jonas
Bridges and Charles W. Parker
in the race (for Ward 5 Commis
J. R. CBob) Smith, hardware
salesman, p^id his 'filing fee
Wednesday morning, opposing
Ward 3 Commissioner T. J.
(Tommy) EUlison and Wilibum
nUNC DEADLINE MONDAY
Filing deadline is Mor.dav for
candidates who wish to file for
City -Hall or board o4 education
■positions in the May 11 municl-
J.’l'pal election. 'To date there are
';^19 candidates ifor a.iven City
iHi^ll and two board of education
Still iurichallenged are W. Sie-
more Biddlx, War! 2 commis
sioner, and James J. Diedeey,
Ward 6 commissioner, and P.. A.
Francis, outside city candidate '
■for election to the board of e'du-
The 19 candidates to date for
seven City Hall positions and
'two seats on tho iboa'id of educa
H nry Moss and Robert G. ((Bob)
Ward 1 commissioner — Ray
W. Cline, incumbent, are! Beibby
Ward 2 commissioner — W.
Siemore Biddix, incumbent.
Ward 3 commissioner — In
cumbent T. J. 'Ellison, Wilburn
■Hamrick and J. (R. cBob) Smith.
Ward 4 commissioner In
cumbent Norman King and Ken
Ward 5 commissioner — Kelly
Dixon, Howard Shipp, Jonas
Bridges, Charles W. 'Parker, and
Ward 6 commissioner — James
J. Dickey, irtcumbent.
Inside City 'board of education
— Joe A. Neisler, Jr., and Tom
Outs .'e city board of education
— P. A. Francis, incumbent.
J. R. (tBob) Smith, native of
Hickory and a citizxn of Kings
Moi'cntain Ifor 28 years, is .sales
manager for Sumimey Building
Supply of Dallas. The family
resides at 806 'AVbo.lside drive.
'Mrs. Smith is the former Betty
Jo Mauney of Newton.
'The Smiths are aictive in First
Baptist church and are parents
of two ichlldren: John Smith, ll,
age 13, and' Lorri Smith, age .10.
Mr. Smith is a member of Am
erican Legion Posrt 155. Mrs.
Smith is employed by City Avifo
* Truck Parts. Mr. Smith is son
of IVIr. and Mrs. A. Ray Smith
of Kings Mountain.
iBobby N. Sooggdns Is a native
of Rutherford County who moved
'to Kings Mountain 10 years ago
when he joined Winn Dixie
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A New Baby Boy. ■
And WhoMo Beyl
it’s a Iboy for the George John
Henry Wylies. And .whatta boy!
Mrs. PatMe Jo Wylie, 31, de
livered the boy at Kings Moun
tain Hospital Tuesday 'morning
at 9 o’clock. Dr. Charles H.
Adams was attending physi
The lad’s weight: 14 pounds,
It Is the heaviest baby born
at Kings Mountain Hospital In
the hospital’s 20-year history.
It was a natural blr.th and
both mother amd son are re
ported doing well.
The Wylies live at Route 1,
Blacksburg, S. C.
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