Greater Kings Mountain
Givatti iiiBgt Mouatal* Ogur* U d9rlv«4 fiMi
•pAorJ Uolird StotM lur«oa ot tba CtMot rapott •
Tonudry, ISKt. and locludM tb* I4.M0 populoUoa •
NumlMr 4 Tewntip. and 11^ lamoinlBg d,lS4 Iron
Nuiii:««r $ Townthlp. ta Ctaralcmd County and Cfdwdor*
to Oaoton Caonty.
Kings Mountain's Reliable News^ooei
VOL 86, No. 17
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, April 29, 1971
PRICE TEN CENTS
Registration Quickens; Thr
PHA To Open
Bands To Play
Conceits May 20
Kings Mounl^ain four school
bands — the Seventh Grade,
Eiigihth Gfade, NirPth Grade and
High School Bands will play a
spring eortcort May'SOth at Cen
tral Junior high school auditor
Director Donald Deal said nil
citizens are invited to attend the
The Senior Band sewed “extcel
lent” in recent state band eom-
peliticn ix'i Marion.
WBT F’M Radio will feature a
recerding of the 1970 Kings Moun
tain High School Band's entry in
the 1970 band state contests for
itheir musical program Sunday
night at 10. Tlie station is featur
ing various musical groups and
will feature Kings Mountain on
this Sunday evening's program.
Open house will be held at I he
new Publii'C Housing mils on
Margrace road Sunday, and vis
itors are invited to inspect the
new facilities between 2 and 4
Announcement was male by
Henry Whitesides, of Gastonia,
project devc'U per.
Thomas W. Harper, executive
director of Kings Mountain Pub
lic Housing Authority, said 20 of
the 50 units of public housing
will be ready for ocL'u:ancy
May 10.h and the remaining
homes will be available for oc
cupancy June 1.
Mr. Whitesides said the new
units were inspected Wednesday.
Bundy To Lead
Revival services will begin at
Second Baptist church Sunday
i^Aening, 'May 2, and continue
^^Prough Saturday evening, May
Rev, Ouplis Bmdy, pastor of
Ross Grove Baptist church of
Shcliby, will be the evangelisrt.
Mr. Burt.ly was pastor of Oak
View Baptist church in Kings
'Mountain for several years.
The Evangelistic Teen Crusa
ders of Taylorsville, N. C. vill
provide a special evangelistic
program on Frf:!tay and Satur
day May 7 and 8, during the ser
vices. There will be special mu
sic each service.
(M Legion Post
Flies In Ward 4
Coleman StnJU} '*. IM('dm:;nt ave
nue barber, iiis filing f<‘e
Thursday alterncon as a ('anii*
dale for Ward IV^ rri'aling a
Ihree-nv.in race for that position
Stroupc', \slio .*-:erved t!ie
board tv\o lerniN darin.g Mu‘ •'^lill
a n fl Bridges Administrations,
.hallengc.s Incumbent N<jrmar*
King and K(*n Uolx'iis, political
Mr. istroupa < wns and operah'a i
Stroupe Barber SIi' p. •
Mr. StrmL;'e did net make a ^
filing statement. |
W. C. BaUew's
Funorajl rides for M. A. Ballew,
75, of Easley, 5; C., father of W.
C. (Chuck) Ballew of Kings
Mountain, were held Saturday at
2 p.m. from Glcnwood Baptist
chuix'h, interment following in
Woodlawn cemetery, Greenville,
Mr. Ballew died April 23rd in
Easley. S. C.
Other sunv.ivors include thre<’
brothers, Robert BallCw of Monti-
eello, Ga., C. G. Ballew of Easley.
S. C. and F. S. Ballew of Green
ville, S. C.; two slstefs, Mrs. G.
W. Parker of Easley, S. C., and
Mrs. Frank Bailey of Athens, Ga.
and two grandchildren.
AmciT^n Legion Past 155 wHl
elect *\Ters Monday from 9 a.m.
until .the Awierkatn '
AH posts are contested but
one — the position of Adlutant
Finance officer held by Joe Mc
A three-man race has develop
ed for Commander. Bruce McDan
iel and Bob Davies challenge
Commander Robert Ruff.
Lindbergh Dixon, Sewell Laugh-
ndge and Clifford Pearson seek-
the office of First Vice-Com
Ben Hord. Guy Melton and Carl
Wilson seek the office of Second
Other offices to be filled in
For Historian, David Dolevie
and Hubert Aderholdt.
For Chaplain, Fain Hambrighi
and Wallace Stawls.
For Service Officer, Gene Stef-
fy and J. W. Gladden.
For 3ergeanit-At-Arms, VardeU
Noail, Jaickio Dean Barrett and
For .Assistant Sergeant - At •
Arms, John Chancy and James
For Scholarship Committee, Wil
liam Plonk, Franklin Ware. Lar
ry Hampid< and Dr. N. H. Rood.
For Executive Committtv, Dion
Brown, Carl Wiesener, Clinton
Jolly, Jake Bridges, Charles T.
Carpenter. Robert \Vright, GUv E.
Bridges Johnny Dye. Jim Thomas-
son, Gene Wright, Floyd Dover,
James B<'nnelt, Mike Yarboro,
Lawroncx? Adams, Jay Powell,
Gene Gibson, Danny Thomosson,
Liifayevte Pearson, CharUxs Hamp
ton and Charles Greene.
KINGS MOUNTAIN CROWNED — Debbie Timms, left,
above, is shown being crowned the new Miss Kings Moimtoin
1971 by the retiring queen, Linda Falls. Miss Timms, doughtor
’«tf Mr.od Mrs. oI^^'Miss
stone.” Kings Mountain Jayoees eponsored the annual pageant
Saturday night. (Photo by Isaac Meander)
Debbie Timms, 19
Is In Full Swing
Kings M<Hinlaln’s clean-up
flx-up ].a!nt-up campaign is in
Mcnvix.-s of thf' may: r’.s
rh'an-up co.nmiite<‘, i:i meet
ing M(»n.lay ni'giit, asiavl far
aiivi g .1 penni-sian ef the city
( mmission to alia,, an ad li-
tioivU h :ur earli working day
cf Die city .<anit ition cn'vvs for
assisting in t'lie rlean-ai) pro
gram. Klca^ily I f disabled eil-
i>’ens nri' invited to lall Die
City Hall, Piioiu" TdP 25:\i. f >r
assistance* in removing dehris
fro.Ti the back of tlicir resi
dences to the fwntyarcLs for re
moval by City crew-;.
In addili(;n. city elean-up
crews will pick up litter and
provulo 30 gallon garoagt? bar-
■rc'U on Phifer road for dLnx>sit-
^ garbage' and IriU'r. Largo
oc-ntaineis, .similar to those ii.s-
cd by biusincsses, are to he
placed in m >ot a'\v-5-;ible areas
around town and tiieiH* con
tainers arc to be painted red,
white and blue, Jim Yaroro,
clean-up committee publicity
il'jv, a'.al ail ^a;
atrs wire ii-
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Is Beauty Winner
On "r Roil
.stiuP'nt at i
“Miss Kings '
Limestone college, is
Mountain 1971.’’ I
A bluc-eycd blonde, she is five-
six and weighs 115 pounds. A j
talented pianist, she is also “Miss 1
First runner-up in the Jaycoe-,
rponsored pageant Saturday |
was Laura Ann Hudson, 17, high
schoal senior. Miss Hudson, als(J I
a crowd favorite, presented a |
jazz dance i^outinc in the talent |
Sec-ond ri*nner-up. a '
school senior, was Deborah •
Burns, 17, who tied for the title j
(Continued on Page Eight) I
Piedmont Baptist ehureh will
«>lxservc Homecoming Day on Sun
day with special services, an
nounces Rev. Ansel Center, Jr.,
Rev. C. C. Parker, a former pas
tor. will fill the pulpit at the 11
o'ckrek morning worship service.
A “roll call” of all members will
also feature the service.
Twenty-four Kings Mountain
hi:;h schcx>l studejitjs are listed
on the “A” honor roll for the
grading period just ended.
Seniors; Mike Bolin, Jvdy
Childers, Lynn Finger, Debra
Hinson, Becky Plonk, Wanda
jCail Smith, Cathy Wilson, Mar-
1 ly Wriglit and Jack While.
Junioi-s: Lynne Bridges, Mar-
I Icne Cash, Rutli Davison, Vivian
i Oates, Betsy tjucen, and Kay
Sopliomoros: Ken Culberson,
Irene Louise Easley, Terry Ow
ens, and Andy Strickland.
Freshmen: Tony Beam. Ken
neth Farais, Jimmy Fitts, John
Plonk land Joseph Robinson.
All former pastors and mem-
heis are invited to attend. Visit-
«/r.s ari* also invited to join in the
service which will feature “din
ner on tlK* grounds” and a s^ng
service in the afternoon.
.'-.hool iTir -is 1 If DC sc C.y
in Die Ni;ird of edacitim cVY'
M n. O:c'le c-f two seat.-' i.s
Die ins'le ci^v seat
\vh:;-]i Nci'lm*. Jr. an^i T ’m-
;.iv B id res s('ek. Incumbent P.
A.' F a;- :s cf Grever is unnp-
p: si*.i lor re-cloDion to h's eut-
sido d-nrul seat on tlic lioard of
Ward V <at ih« Armr'iy :
where George B. Hoii.l is a reg
istrar led registration activity
Sat.vvdpy. Mr. Hord rerorted IS
new names added to Die books.
M'ard IV. wlierc Bri>>ks Ta!<' is
iveisirar. followed closely wiDi
•ST additions fotk wed by Word
I, Clarenee I'.ki.k, regi-'li’nr witli
six. OS'.cr rci'iris were from
.Ml'S. Guy Trout, Ward VI, two;
'Al*s. Rvitli B *wers, Ward IH.
two; .Mrs. A. E. Conner, Be..i-
ware. two; Mis. James Scruggs,
Grovel’, six. Mrs. L. L. A om>.
Comp-: 1 registrar, reported no
. regie.'.*::lion a.divily for either
of the three Saturdays.
PDing oloee!; an* Ward I at
City Ilal'l; Ward II at the Amer
ican Le itii liuikUng: Ward iH
at K^st s. hool; V. ard 1\ at
First Wcsley.in church felbm-
(CovJhna) on Po*/r Fig/iG
W. Seimore Siddi.x, Jim Dickey
and P. (Tippy t Francis are as-
'.ureti of ro-clctdion.
Mr. Biddlx, insunuiceman. seo.ks
a fourtli term as Word II Com-
missivnier. lia.-; no oppc.sition in
the .May llth city and school
Another incumbent commi.s-
.‘^icncr. Jim Dickey, of Ward 6. is
without <Ji)p>.siticn for his 5(X"ond
term at City Hall. Mr. Dickey is
superintendent of Neisco .Mills.
Also assured of re-ele tion Ls P.
A. (Tippy) Francis of Grover,
wi’hout oppc'ition for hi.s outside
dl--'tri('t seat on the b'lani of edu
cation. Mr. Francis. Minnette
Mills executive, was first appoint
ed to fill the une.xpired term of
the I I'te B. Hclmeg Harry.
Seek Nine City
R. COLEMAN STROUPE
Bob C.ix, candidate for may
or, will give a jxiUtical address
at Tliursday night’s meeting of
the Kings Mountain Kiwanis
club at 6:45 p.m. at the Wom
By BILL McKEITHAN
A passing motorist found a
homemade dynamite bomb today
at the heavily traveled intersec
tion of the Dallas-Cherryville
Highway and St. Marks Ohuroh
Police said although someone
had iiittomptcd to light the fuse
of the bomb, it failed to explode.
Throe sper>t matches were found
ne.arby, police saiid.
The bomb was discovered about
8:30 a.m. by O. k. Horn of Kings
Mountain, R-3. He is helping to
build a house near Dallas.
He told police he spotted the
dynamite as he was passing
through the intersection. The
Funeral rites for C, B. dlart,
76, of Milan, Tennessee, wore
held Saturday. April I7th, from
Bodkin F'uneral Home Chapel,
irrterment following in Milan
Mr. Hart, father of Mrs.
iH'Umes Houston of Kings Moun
tain, died April 15th after sever
al years i.'oclining hcal’th.
Other -survivor includes a da.’*-
gh'ter, Mrs. Nevil Workman of
l^mb was censtruiotod of five i Mr. and Mrs
slicks of dynamite, a fuse and e last 'week in Milan where they
(Continued on Page Eight) I attended-the funeral services.
Former Herald Shop Foreman Dies
In Chattanooga; Rites Friday
Eugene Matthews, 75, of Chat
tanooga, Tennessee, formerly oif
'Kings Mountain, died Tuesday
night in Cbiattamooga.
2 Funeral rites will be held Fri*
Hay at 1 pjm. from Chattanooga
funeral Home, irtterment follow
ing in Forest Hills cemetery.
Mr. Matthews was shop super
intendent otf the King* Moantain
Herald far 40 ye<ars prtofr to his
retirement 12 years ago. Since his
retirement he had made his home
in Chattanooga wltlf his daugh
Surviving are two daughters.
Mrs. Barbara Willie of Chatta
nooga and Mrs. Martha Howard of
Greenville, S. C. Also surviving
are five grandcfliildren and a br>
tthcr, Roosevelt Matthews of Sted-1
, man. I
■•*1 the IhJ-
'’"le of 'rerri Vc:-cy
WHEN WAS THIS PICTURE MADE? — Tim McGill, of Albemarle, brother of Fuller McGill, of Kings
Mountain, supplied the picture. It v/as the Kings Mountain battle celebration of October 7. Mr.
McGill places the year as about 19’0 but he isn't sure and would like to know. Mr. McGill is the
passenger In the copperhead Ford of Dr. J. G. Hord and his son Otto Hord is the chauffeur. Mr.
McGill's spear is being used to speor rings strung along West Moimtain, The house is the present
residence of Harold Plonk.
Kighty-onc .st: dent Good Giti-
zens have Inx'n recognized by
Iho Citi/enship i-ominittco of Die
, As.-^cc iat ion of Chii^sr 'OTn Toaidi-
■ ors of Du* Kings Mountain Fnil,
North Carolina Ass'.K’ialion of
Students are 'tliosin niontalv
o!i Die ti:i';is of eU'Nj grade*-;.
go;*d conduei and ivsi'cct f >v
tlicir s-!io;>ls. follow students
' GniMled fr-
. ing w ’ • fhi' r
; of North s'-lund. I
A ri‘i/<'n of Dh* Voar wdl be
hnn -r"*' "in Du* Tro-ins chose-i
hrc:i'"!''"U the yoar : nd (.he a-
v'-u'd wdl be ]:'V.’.ont(d at s:'ha >!
Kir *; ''liuntain Hi h Sr’in ):
Gone Ah'.xander and Lyn*! Fin- .
Ci'ntral TD-.h S-'v- -1:
^’''i’*e Gib'^-'U and Desiiux*
Chaninian. K.iren I'*b. "i. P.-iir'V
Prort-'r, Toirmy Fit'*;. Re-rhia
Ford. r'‘vl!is Aller.. Tbn PaDer-
son. Pirlene S’’'ivb Victnri i p,.'i-
k<‘r. PiCth C''.ri"i -'lier, Il.dne
Hu’lo'uier nPd AP * 1 A'.’i'^<’n.
F o t Fd('’oe!Ua' V! tbinnic
A'nh’"e S'lieffio'd. C:D!iv Meniv*.
Kevin Whe'''-'*r, ’'T^r.-ns ’'My.'*.
Jeff (■"oni:* ’on, E'''e ’’kirnett,
, Fri ’ Tynn T>'\nn. S‘an ’ns,
Buti-h Pe'^rson, I isa Hridgf's.
IJnibby C'hi!de‘-s. CliarloDe Me-
D.iniel and S'herie Moon*.
•GrovCr FliMuen t m y: Ta ra
Midlinax, Sandra Crsli. Aaron
Dixon, bnnna Lail, Debbie Tur
ner. Greg ITpnihrigbD RiPy Page,
('CtmfiniKd oh Page Eight)
Rev. and Mrs. Troy Bennett,
here on lurlough from East Pak-
ist‘,in. will bo guest speakers at
David Baptist ehurvli Sunday.
R<*v. Mr. Bennett will b(* guest
si>eak('r at the morning worship
<L'ivite and Mrs. Bi'nnett will
show slide.s at the evening serv-
ivo at 8.
Ke\. and Mrs. Bennett pl.an to
return to Fa.*;! Pakistan in June.
The inli'resieJ eommunity is
iviled to liear Die Hennetis.
Kings Mountain has 20 candi
dates seeking nine elective city
and school board district posi
Deadline for filing for public
office was passed Monday after
noon at 5 p.m. with ho addition
to the May llth election sweep-
The li.st of candidates.
Mayor John Henry Moss is
jxised for a f('U'rlh two year term
at City Hall by Robert (Bob)
Cox. political newcomer, manager
of the Chamber of Commerce and
retired .\rmy Liculefiant Colonel.
For Ward I Commissioner. Ray
Cline, opposed by Bobby VV. Scog
For Ward II Commissioner,
Incum'bent VV. Seimore Biddix,
unopposed for a fourth term at
For Ward III Commi.ssioner,
Ini’umbent T. J. Ellison o)i;x)sod by
Wilburn Hamrick and J. R. (Bob)
For Ward IV Commissioner, In
cumbent Norman King opp^wvi by
Ken Roberts and Coleman Stroupe.
For Word V Commissioner, Kel-
]y Dixon, Howard Shipp, Jonas
Bridges. Charles W. Parker and
Jake r.pe. nil newcomers to the
p:.:;:i.al arena except Mr. Dixon
I who is a former mayor.
I For Ward VI commissioner,
j James Dickey unopposed for q
I <eeond term at City Hall.
I For Inside City seat on tlie
; bo:ird of education — J(H' A. Nois
ier. Jr. and Tommy Bridges.
FVir Outside City seat on the
board of education — P. A. (Tip-
j py) Frarfcis of Grover, unojipos^xi
for his second term.
Annual Birthday Party of the
\Vi«m(*n (jf the Clrarch of Di.xon
Ih;’d)yierhm ehur(’li will be
lield .'"'■ilurilay. >*i'n ef the
v’hur. !i u ill serv<' a fish supper
at ih.JD p.m. v\itli Rev. Jam<*s
•V'e s and Ins fair ly to bo si)0-
cial gue.sg<. Rev. .Mr. Moss will
bo cvangt'list for revival st*rv-
i(vs t ) bo heUi next month.
The Kensmen’s Trio and the
Riverside Quartet will be featur
ed in a Gosrx’l Sing Saturday
night at 7:30 at Miilview Bapti I
ehureh in Die Mulpines commun
Rev. John Frazier, pastor, said
Iho interested eommunity is in-
\it('<l to attend.
Project Is Near Complete;
Plant inspection Friday
'i'lu* Kings Mountain water
pn-iCv’t tin Buffalo Crtx'k is “95
peru nt (‘omplelo”. rc’sidont engi
neer Dennis I'ox of W. S. Dickson '■
Compiny told Die city eonimis-,
.v'ion Tuesday night.
Mr. Fox issued an invitation to
Ho .said ixiuring of t!ie spillway
is prvigres.'ing well and some oloar
ing and grubbing of parts of the
reser\x>ir remains to be done. He
estimated that all ixxiring of
a final insjK'ction of the water
tn*ainiont plant and two puniip-
ing stations to ho held Friday
mi*rning at 9 o’(‘l<K*k.
Ho said the dam has been land*
seaiuxl. .sown in grass and is ‘‘('s-
sentially 100 percent complete.”
! a>iK?rete would l>o done in 30
days depending on “giHKi weath-
I er” and that the entire project
' would bo complete within 60
j 'Engineers, proji'ot wntraotors,
' officials of Housing Urban De
velopment and city officials will
be present for the final inspoc-
tion ceremonies Frid^’, said Fox*