MARGARET LENORA MERCER
JO BRIDGES McRE£
BARBARA ANNE PLONK
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspapei
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, June 10, 1971
PRICE TEN CEHTS:
Water And Sewer
GROUND BREAKING AT SPECTRUM — Formal ground-breaking ceremonies ior the new plant of
Spectrum Textured Fibres, Inc., were conducted at the site Wednesday mominu- Turning the first
shovelful of dirt is Jerry Korcher, executive vice-president Looking on, from left, ore City Com
missioner W. Seimore iBiddix, County Commission Chairman B. E. (Pop) Simmons, Josh Hiimant,
co-chairman of the mayor's iixlustry committee. Bishop Smith, Spectrum president. Mayor John
Henry Moss. City Commiigiener Jynas Bri()gei|, aqd^^Jim. Petty, director of Cleveland Tecbniccd
Institute. Eight million dollar first-pb^ne coiMtruetim will provide a building of 1654K)0 %quat«
feet «mH other facilities. Jin estimated 225 persons will be initially employed. Second phase con
struction will begin in 1972 dnd will bring plant employment to 375. (Herald photo by Lem Lynch)
Eight area students were grad-
from college and 'universities in
They in luilc:
Tenoir Rhyne college confer
red Jegrees in com'nien cement
'Kings Mountain area students
receiving degrees were:
Joyce Dean Dixon, 'bachelor's
degree will! major in sociolo y-
George Iloflman Mauney, Jr.,
bachelor’s degree with ma.jor in
Jo Bridges McKee, who grad
uated magna cum laude with
0V ens Ls Charged
In Wife’s Death
Kings -Mountain Redevelopment
I C,.im'mission bits acquired a sev-
j cni'.h parcel for its Central Busi
ness District renewal project.
Tile commis.sion purchased
frerm the W. L. Plonk Estate the
113 X 150 foot lot now rented by
Dixon Chevrolet Company. Pur-
1 base price was $12,700. j
Joe Liiney, commi-sion dlrcx-tor, |
noted that tlie deed of coiiyoy- '
ance contarned .30 signatures. |
The CBD renewal plan calls for
utiliziition of fhet lot for construc
tion of apartments for the elder-
DR. WILLIAM L. RAMSEUR
'Funeral rites for Mrs. Thelma
Diane Owens, 26, were held Wed
nesday at 4 p. m. from Bethle
hem Baptist church, inlermeni
following in the church ceme
iRev. Russell Fitts anj Rev.
Ar.hie Cliapman officiated at tlie
Mrs. Owens’ husband, Larry
Wayne Owens, 29, of route 1, i
Shelby, is being hold in Clove- |
land County jail without bond on
bachelor’s degree in history and charge of murder in connection
social studies. 1 with her shooting death Monday
'Margaret Lenora Mercer, for- night,
merly of Kings Mountain, bache- employee of Oxford Indus-
and Mrs. Clarence Samuel claughter of Jonas and Nellie R.
James Kenneth Plonk, son of
Plonk, Phi Beta Kappa graduate
with A. B. in psychology from the
University of North Carolina at
Chiapel Hill. A member of the
Arm Reserves, he expects to re
turn to UNC for work on his mast
ter’s degree. Mrs. Plonk is the
former Sandi Ledbetter of Kings
'Barbara Anne Plonk, daughter
of Dr. and Mrs. George W. Plonk,
recelvc'J her B. lA. degree in Eng
lish froim the University of North
Carolina at Charlotte in com
mencement exercises May 30th.
'Ann Owens, (daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Alex D. Owens, receiv
ed her B. S. in home economics
from Appalachian State Univer
sity at Boone.
'At ASU, Miss Owens was a
member of the home economics
club, the North Carolina Stu-
(Contimed On Piigfj Tivo)
Dell of Kings Mountain. Surviv
ors other than her hlsihand and
parents are two daughters, Slo-
phanie and Tina, of the home;
two brol Iters, Randy and Chris
Bell of Kings .Mountain; and
two sisters. Miss Connie Bell and
'.Mrs. John Seism of Shelby.
Other parcels previously ac
quired includ*': severance iinmd.s
from the Padgelt Roahy Cctrpora-
lion and .VI. L. Harmon Esitate, ;
the Yarbro pro|X’rty on Railroad
uconue occupied by City Icc &!
L'oal Company, the Virgin liar-1
mon projtcrty on City slreet, l/ie!
Cn'oegc Lublitneski projM'rty (for-■
mer office of Dr. J, E. Ant'hony)
on West Mountain, and frtmi Fir.-it
Bapti.st church the former Herald
building property oij S. Piedmonrt
Nt'goliations are continuing for
other "first phase’’ parcels, Mr
The commis-sion announced
seva-ral months ago a threo-itihase
pr.tgram of property acquisitions,
c.sfimated to rtquire three years.
After acquisition and after Old
buildings are razed, properties
marked for rcHlcvelopment with
new con.striiction will be auction
ed. with bid'.lers contracting lo re-
dcv«4ope the projM'rfies according
to the CBD redt-velopment plan.
Ranseni M. D.,
SPEAKER — Dr. Ben F. Ormimd
oi Florence, S. C., Kings Moun
tain native, will fill the pulpit
at Sunday morning worship
services at 11 o'clock at First
•Sheriff’s Deputy Glenn Jenkins
said he fouml the body of Mrs. |
Owens lying on the floor of her j
mobile hcime on Ihe Oak Grove
road about three miles west of ;
Shelby. He said she was lying ,
about two feet 'rom the front ‘
door with two small caliber bul- i
let wounds in the left side. j
Jenkins and the Shelby Rescue | OrmanU.
Sqiur,) was called to the trailer Mountain “
about 7:10 p. m. Monday after f
a neighbor reporterl hearing ,
shots fired in the mobile home 'he pulpU at Sunday .mo>n‘nK
Cleveland County Coroner M. worship services at 11 o clock at
For r E. Moss
Funeral riles for Forrest E.
Moss, 67, were held Fri<lay after
noon at 4 o'clock from Temple
li.'ililisl church Of whicli lie was a
(Cimtinm d On Ptiyi: Two)
$161,350 Pint Citizens Building
Undeiway; Othei Pennits Issued
Construction of th? new Firsit
Citizens Bank & Trust Comipany
building on South Battleground
avenue is underway^
Building perm.it Pureliia.spd by
Laxton Construction Comipany, of
Clharlofcte, general contractor, was
A 52‘/4 foot square, two-story
building is to be centered on the
lot whicih fronts 100 feet on both
Ba'tt'leground and Cherokee streets.
Sub - contractors
as Hoke Electric
iFtirst Presbyterian ehurcli.
iDr. Ormand will speak in the
absence of the .pastor, Dr. Paul
Ausley, on vacation.
Dr. Ormand will use Uie ser
mon topic, ‘‘Feed My Sheep.’’
A graduate of Kings Moun-
olectTical, Ben T. Goforih Plumb- tain high school. Davidson col-
ing, Inc., plumbing, and Taylor lege and Union Seminary, Dr.
John.son, heating an1j cooling. I Ormand has held pastorates in
Building In-spector W, W. Laugh- Lost City and VVarden.sville, West
ter also is.-!Ued permits for con- Va., Crozet, Va., Chadbourn, N.
stiruotion of three residences to: ! C., Marlon, S. C. and Brevart.i.
Bridges Construction Company Beifore moving to Florence, S. C.
for building of six-room rest- in January 1969 he served as
dence at .302 Scotland Drive, both pastor of First Presbyterian
e.st'imaled to cast $18,000; and to church of Laurens for five years.
Luke W. Hoyle for conjkrurt in»' Rev. Mr. Ormand holds a con-
of a six-room residence, estimated tinuouis record in scouting. An
are listed j to cast $15,590, at 313 Pulton, Eagle Scout and former Cub
Oompariy, i street. 1 fConlinued on Page Six)
iMr. Mexss died Wednesday
ili^l in Mie Kings .dounta'in lios-
piTli of a heart attack. He had
been in ill health for several
A retired textile employw, he
was Hie son of Mrs. Callie While
Moss of Black.sib.rg, S. C. and
the late Cliarlic Franklin Moss.
. Rev. Frank SJiirley, Rev. E. O.
Gore and Rev. Fninklin Moore
off'iciated at Ihe final riles, and
interment was in Mountain Rest
Iffcsides his mother, Mr. 'Moss
is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Laura Jolley Moss; four sons, Earl
Moss of Alltemarle, .Solon.K en-
nelh and Larry .Moss, all of
of Kings Mountain; four daugh
ters, Mrs. Clyde Whelstine, Mrs.
•lames Gilrson, and .Mrs. John
Hughes, all of Kings Mountain,
and Mrs. Jeri'y Ledford of Ra
leigh; one brother, Eugene Moss
of Blacjtsburg, S. C.; and seven
Active pallbearers were ne
phews of Mr. Moss: Mickey Moss,
Bill Boheler, Roy Boheler, Bobby
Bolioler, Joe Bahcler, and Charles
Willbin L. Ramseur of King.s
j Mount lin, a nicmher of (he gi .kI
la.ss of the Bowman
Gray School of .Md i dne, Frid.ay
received special recognition for
He was '[)resented Hie C. B.
Dcitn*' Memoriiil Award at Hie
medical scliool's anm.al student
Ramseur, son of Mrs. W. L.
Ramsi'urof Kings Mountain, and
the late Dr Rtnn.seur, is one of
,5,S memhers of Hie Bowman Gray
senior class who rcccivi'd the
Dmdor of .Medicine di'gree Mon
day in comimeiicemeiit exercises
on the Wake Foresl campu-s.
The C. B. 'Di'ans Memorial
Award, which includes a $.50
prize, was presented for the first
time this year. It will tie awaiiiied
annually lo a graduating Bow-
■mian Gray student who bas dem
onstrated the most outstanding
pei foi'mani e and sows the great
est potential in elinical oncolog,
elink’al cami'r care.
'Ihe r(Vi|iienl of Hie award is
seleeled by Ihi' On'cologv (Divi
sion of Hie medical sehool’s De-
parlmenl of Miuliciiie.
iRamscur, iwlio hokis Hie -B. S.
de. ree from Norlli iCarolina
.Stale Uiiiversil.v, is married lo
the foraier Finda'ie WelsteJ of
'He has served for the 'past
year as vice president of the
Bowman Gray Student Medieal
Society, a chajiter of Ihe Situdent
Americun Medical Association.
Rrm.''eur will begin inlerns'liip
training July 1 at Baltimore
(Md.) City Hospitals.
Mayer Pro Tern
I By MARTIN HARMON
The city commi.“.sion Tuc.sd.iy
' night ado;rtc,l recommendations
' 1.1 iLs sewer and wtitcr i-onmnit-
t< ( s, cna: ted Hic l!>71-72 jiri. ilege
license or.linaii' C u ilinut cliangc,
and elc. cd Ward 6 t' :';iiinis.don-
er Jim Diikcy maycr pro Iciii-
'flic ccmmiislcn rc-ap;)'inte I .iH
dcparii.iiral heads c.s l(ii'i:i in
tile city cliaricr, itu liiling t'icrk
aii.l i rceu.rr Joe !!. .5,'-I’.i'iiei.
j;. Giacly Icitcn. supi'cin .■■iidcnl
(V. public work-;. Earl Tu.oj.ill,
dec Irical supcrintcndonl, and
lorn McDcvilt, cliiiif of (xilicc.
Adoption of tlic sewer commit
tee’s recommendations brought a
commendation from Joe Kakassy,
of K Mills, president of Area In
dUsLtiea .wlio, Vdd the commis
sion. "I thank the board for .vour
dei-isioiis. We arc glad of your
The adopted r(>eon>meiidations,
preseniled by Commissioner Dick
ey, cliaipman, were: 1) elimina
tion of the sewage i)Uni|) station
at the Coiiiilry Club with elllu
eii’t to enter Hie sewage sy.slem
by natural flow, pr.wided right-
';f-wa.s- can be obtaiiusl; 2) in-
stollatioii of a pum') .station ail
Hie end of Klo.vd .street lo allevi
ate over-floW; .3) in.s'tru.-tion of
the city altorney to inform indu.s
tries of .sewage ordina.ue compli
ance r(quiremenls: 41 that utility
and huiltliiig permits be i.ssiierl by
Hie building in.«iK'ctor: 5i that
Hie city altorney and engineer be
in.otrui ted to study [w.-ssible need
ed aniendaicnts to the sew.age
■Mayor Jolin Henr.v Moss, eliafr-
(Cuniinind On Page Six) j
MISS ANNIE & ROBERTS
For City Board
(.Moss Admiiil-dration IV has
voiled to eliaiige meeting nights.
EffcH-t'ivo July, the charter-
required ri>gul'ar meeting of the
city coimmis.s-ion will bo held on
sixxind Mondays. The non-
required but rtgularly .schedul
ed .siieeial moi-ting will be held
on fmtrih .Mondays. The com
mission lias been convoning on
second and foiirlli Ttio.sdays.
Meeting hour will also bo
.'liang.'d to 7:30 p.m., rallior
than 6:30 p.m.
There will bo a two-hour wa
ter se'rvice cut-off for line re
pair Saturday morning between
8 iind 10 a.m. in Ihe southwest
sector of Hie ei-ty.
Superintendent of Public
Works Grady Yclton said tlio
.’ut-off will effect js'sidents of
Mailer Road, Fulton Road. Scot
land Driva', PriiicHoii Drive,
the .Margracc Village and Ches-
Youth Groups Program Underway;
Interviews Will Be Conducted
Cleveland County’s Neighbor-
hoofl Youth Corps pro;ram is
now under iwny for Hie sum
The federally funded program
will lie open lo young people in
Kings .Moiinlaln who meet three
Those eligible must lie 11-21
years of age. They must he at
tending school in junior or sen
ior high. There must also he a
financial need in the family
which Is determined by
public, non-profit agencies.
Inteiviews will be held Thurs
day (today) from 3 until 5 p. m.
at Central Junior 'high school
g.vmnasiuni for flioso -vvlto do not
have (ransporlation to the Neigh
borhood Y'oulh Corps office in
'For those with transportation,
inteiviews will 'lie 'held from S
a. m. until 5 p. m. Thursday, Fri
day and 'Monday at Ihe Neigh-
bobliood Youth Corps office, 402 grocer, Mr.
ftxleraliS. Lafayette street, in Shelby. years has
1 N'YC County Co-ordinator is i t'lie men’s d|
city I I
Dr. Loo si
fniTvily said 1
heart and kiil
Service plaques were- present
ed to two retired teachers by.'the
Kings Mountain Unit' of the
Nortii Carolina Association -oif
Educators last week. . '
Honored were Mrs. Elizabeth
^ToGill Gamble, retiring from
West school after 42 years in the
leaching profession, and to M)ss
\nnie B. Roberts, retiring ’at
North School after 43 years in
the teachirjj profession.
Mrs. Gamble, widow of John E.
‘Gamble, has taught 38 years 'In
elementary schools in' Kings
.Mountain. Miss Roberts has
tiaught here 26 years In the ele
Don Parker presented Mfe
memroershlps in the NCAE to
both teachers arfd praised them
for their goo<j service to the
youth of the cormminity.
•Faculties at both North And
West schools honored them at
luncheons during the week and
idsome gifts and
ted them with
1 Mrs. Mc-
Students eligible will receive I Barr Gibson of Kings Mountain. hews-Belk,