Greater Kings Mountain Q1.914
City Limits 8.465
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Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL. 82 No.39
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, September 30, 1971
PRICE TEN CENTS
Goforth To Start Today
WINN DIXIE AWARD — Bill I^tham, left, district supervisor for Winn Dixie, presents 25 year serv
ice award to Mr. and Mrs. Yates Harbison. Mr. Har bison, who joined Winn Dixie in 1946, has bi'en
manager of the Kings Mountain store since 1948. (Photho by Jim Belt)
Yalt‘s Harbison, man*aj?er of
llu* Kin.i^s Mountain W'inn Dixie
store, rciently ri'coived a silver
plague fur 25 years service with
'File award was pn*sente(l by
Hill Latham, distrkd sui)ervisor
hor tin* '^rcK’eiy store chain.
■Harld.^on, a World War II
aimy veteran, joiiu^ the com*
jwny in ItUii after returning
« ii the war to his hometown
'i\loi*ganton. Harbison w’ork*
ed in Charlotte and Gastonia
before coming here in February
“It’s been a very enjoyable 25
years,•• said Harbison, who is
marrii'd to the former Margaret
Peeler, also a native of Morgan-
ton. Tile Ilarbisoius live in Kings
CMoiintain at S02 Woodside Drive
witli tlieir two children, David,
il2, and Ann, nine.
A memdKM’ of the First Baptist
church here, Harbison is a past
•memi)(‘r of the Jaycees, is a sev
en gallon blood donor and last
year was voted “Boss of the
Yivur” in the Kings Mountain
High Srhool DE program.
Latham, in presenting the
award to the Harbisons, com
mented ‘-rm very happy, on
iH'half of WMnn Dixie, to present
this award to a man. who has
rendered sucli a great service to
First KM DeRose
Unit Due Friday
DeUo.se Industries. Kings Moun
tain’s new mobile home manu
facturer, will put its first unit on
1:he road Frklay morning.
Jt'rry Taylor, manager of De-
Uose, said that Mayor John H.
Muss and DeKose offi'cials will
'«,iuiu( t a brief ceremony at 10
^^‘VVeV<* been filling our line for
abeut a week and a half now,"
said Taylor, “and we’re pulling
our first unit out now.”
DeRose sells solely to mobile
hPnic dealers but Taylor said ho
did net know immediately whai
fiiim is purchasing the first unit.
Parking meter receipts for
1'he week ending Tue.-day total-
eil $113.G0, including 3101.75
from on-street meters and
311.85 from Oif-stix'et meters.
TRUSTEE — Carl F. Mauney,
Kings Mountain industrialist,
ha... been oppointed by Govern-
cr Scott to a four year term on
the Board of Trustees of Cleve
land County Technical Institute.
Funeral rites for Mrs. Kath
leen Moore, G3. of 111 Clonin :or
street, wife of Clove Moore, were
held Saturday aftrnoon at 3 p.m.
from Kings Mountain Church <if
iGod with th Rev. S. W. Avery
Interment was in M...«ntain
Mrs. Moijre died suddenly at
1:15 a.m. Inursday in the Kings
Mountain hospital emergency
room, after suffering a h<*art
attack a few minutes eariler at
She was the da-uighter of the
late Mr .and Mrs. Ilenery iDailey
and a member of Kings Mount
ain Church of God.
Besides her hus'band she is sur
vived by seven daughters, Mrs.
Raymond Mul]inax,Mrs. Ralph
Bumgardner, Mrs. Boibby Rhea,
Mrs. Henry Wells, and Mrs. Bill
Sellers, all of Kings Mountain,
(Continued on Page Eight)
By MARTIN HARMON
A fifty percxMit increase in out
going mail .ser\'icc to all |X)lnt-
from Kings .Mountain lias been
announced by Postmaster Oharlt*s
■T\vo outgoing mails dally an-
being dispatched, at 2:15 p.m.
and 5:30 p.m.
Formerly there was only oiw*
at C p.m.
Pcstma<tOf .Alexander s:ud he
felt th<’ a(l<iitional out-going mail
at early aft(*rnoon would liel/
the service materially.
He noted the rceent announce
ment of William .A. Blount, cine,
of the Postal Service, on o\i*r-
niight mail delivery and the des
ignation of 33 points (Atlanta ir
tlii.s area) of collection. Tlie 30
minute earlier dis:»atLh time
frem 6 p.m. to 5:30 U ilesignec'
to facilitate over-night delivery
the Postmastcir add<‘d, as will Hu-
newly added 2:30 dispatili.
The Postmaster urged patrons
to po.st their mail an hour be
fore departsre time.
“We’ll dlsiratch to tlie la.st i)os
sible minute,*' Po.stma.'ter Alex
under centinued. “hut liour prior
posting will ab.si'lutely assure dis
patch at the pailicular hour.”
ill iaten Rouge
Funeral servi.’os will be held
'Inur. da> at 4 p.m. at liesurrec-
i.:n Lu a .an ciiurch for E<lwin
.1 jr;‘ (1 -U:., atj, oiK'ralioas man-
agii oi .Mim ral Company
and su;|KWi.S';r ol Fooilc’s Aybury
p! ml opeiations in Knoxville,
.’\lr. Gt Ut died Sunday m.-rn-
iiig at 10 o'clock in a BiLun Rouge.
.Mr. Gitivi and his wife were in
B'.ilon R'.ugt' on a vi.sit to their
dau;.:li.tei'. a giaduuU- student at
L<,ui-iana Stale Lniversily, to
rne( l .Miss Goter’s lienee.
Ml. Goief bcvame ill ThLWsday.
Deatd was attributed to a heait
.Mr. Goter joined FcTOte Mineral
/uinjany here in February 1951
• i.-: mill ^upe^inlel^’ue^t shortly
.iiiei I'oole actiuiiH d the litiuum
.(• j rovluciT iiem S'oVvay I’r.
.ng . Ho hji.l been ciK-'ra-
ions manager •inv;: and be-
;an lii.-: a;s.\*iat on will tlio
.m:;.Kvillt' linic opeialion in ItKiO.
A nati\e of WoodA'i/rth. N. D.,
he wa-s a .- ui ol Lie late Mr. aiKl
Mi.s. Edward Golcr.
Ml. Goier was graduaUxl from
hiiversHy of Norlli Dako*:a (1938)
.vilh a H. 3. degiet? in minipg and
joining Foote, he held posi
ions with Don cor Kqe'pm<‘nl
cm’ in> , Dt nvci . (’..h .; Gil
idge .Mining Ccmi)an>, Dea Iwotxi.
1a: M. .a. Guwde Conir:utcr.;
/it'dlina. Va.; Aineiiian Uutih
(inaany, Beave:- DaTn. Va.;
\meriean Mang.ine.'a' Company,
Eyni i S:aiion. \a.; and NaLor.al
.ead Cempany Lea i Company,
ialv-iwus, N. A.
Hi was an oivasi mal contribu-
. >r cl .s; itmtiHj arl!*les to the
:it:ori ol the Ami'rican In-
liluie of .Mining Enginc’cr.s cl
wbiv'i he wa.s a member, and
.vas a nKimbev of tlie advi.sary
-ommilice cl the N. C. State Min-
ral* Ih'soarcli Laooratory. He
\va.'- a mc.’mber of tlie Rotary Club
and chairman of the cauncdl
lioir membe-r and Sunday Scdiool
eacher of Resurrc\/ion Lutheran
Rebel Flags Result in "Incident'
And Four KMHS Pupil Suspensions
By GARY STEWART
At least four King.s Mountain
High Srho ;1 stuiienls were expell-
(*d for di'ffert'iiit tiiin* periods Wed
nesday alter fighting brake out
in one classroam and in tlio
teachers’ parking lot.
Principal Jake Atkin.son referr
ed to the fighting as “little in'ei-
dents”. Atkinson said rumor that
one student was cut willi a knife
The li^iating appa'r(*n‘Uy slartcYi
■W''hi»n two rebel flags were .seen
on the school grounds. The flags
—one cn the scho' 1 smokestack
and another on utiHity wires—ap-
j^ ntly were put up Tui*sday
.Atkinson said. Ho said two of the
four students expelled were black
and the other two white.
“We know who put up the
flag,” Atkinson said,J‘an(T he wiu?
one of the students exixdlcHl. But
tliat was not the only (reason he
was c.M)clled. He had been in a
few other incidents lately.”
Atkinson refused to name the
Supt. Don Jones also refused to
release the names of the students
involved, noting “I would have
to have authorization from our
lawyer and the schagLbcKird.”
Jones said “our soholl businoas
is to educate and rri*'ke sure all
5’tudcmts have equal opportunities
'A cauiple of kids got into a i Rumors have gone out that are
fight and we had a little ten* entirely untrue. The incident was
Sion, lhat’s all that hapi>encd,’’ Continued On Page Eight
Mrs. G&iorth's Club
Skillet On Wall
Mrs. I. Ben Guforlh, Sr. will
hang up her skillet Tliursiiiu
night aft(*r 32 years as caterei
for Kings Mountain edvio clubs.
Mrs. Goioi'lli, wlio is retiring,
will servo her last meal to tlu
Kinge Mountain Kiwani.s club at
o:45 p.m. at the Woman’s club,
3he bi’gan co. king fur the Kiwan-
ians 32 years ag<i. lias also ccKik-
ed for meetings and banquets oi
rhe Kings Mountain Lions club.
Kings Mountain Jaycees, Senioi
VVo.Tian's club and Junior Wom
Widow cf I. Ben Gc iorlh, Sr.
.Mrs.’ Goforlh i.s a mcnib<'r of the
cafeteria staff at We.si .school.
Mrs. W. T. Weir, president oi
the Weman’s clu-b. said “the
Wi.man’s club is most grateful for
the .services of Mr.-?. Goforth and
obtaining a replacement i.s goinp
to be nio.^t dUfieuIt.” Airs. Weii
said va.ioiN memaers of the
Weman’s club liave agreed u
serve meals to the c-ivic clubs foi
the next three weeks until a cat
erer is em|>loyi*d.
SUCCrUMBS ^ Edwin R. Goter,
operations monag^ of Foote
Mineral Compony of Kings
Mountain, died Sunday of <a
heart attack. Funeral rites will
be held Thursday at 4 ,p.m. from
Resurrection Lutheran church.
By MARTIN HARMON
! City of Kings Mountain vs. Colc-
I man Geforth, the city’s ai;p<'al of
' c. imniissioner award in the Buf
falo Creek r(*.s<*r\oir condt^m na
tion action, is expecled la come
to trial Thur.s<Ia>.
Tlie ca.se wa.s re-calendared on
this week's civil te:m ol (’leve-
land Superior Court, Ju Igt* Lacy
Tlu ;nburg of Sylv presiding
from las! ca.se to thira.
The second ca-ie, a d imago ar-
tion, went to the jury iTU'sJay
A l!irre-man ccTMmis.sioner team
awarded .Mr. G * rlli $105 750 for
the 150 d.re.s the c''‘y requires,
and the city immediately aa
pealed the award “exres.sive”.
In a counu r apTril, Mi. Go
forth que.stioned ruling of the
Clerk cf Superior Court on imints
of law, including whether the city
I actually needed th^' proixTty.
i Judge Thornburg dciTTed the (hi-
forth appeal Tuesday, c4ty attor-
Mr. (^orth is represented by
Charles Horn, ^^holby attorney
while city attorneys are Jack
White, Kings MounTain, and
Verne Shivo, Gastonia.
The city's key witness will bt
Frank Hoyle cf Cherryviile, regL
Surviving arc his wife. Eleanor
Continuid On Page Eight
RALELII. - Governor Bob
8c<)tt today annO need the ap
pointments to the B<«rd of Trus-
cos of the Cleveland County
Tt'chnk’iG Institute. "
Appointed to sor\e a Uvo-yoar
lerrrt expiring June 30, was ’Mrs.
Ilolx-Tt O. Burns of Shelby. Mrs.
Burns is director of Special
Services in the Shelby City
Apponted (o serv’e a four-year
term expiring June 30. 1975, was
Carl F, Mauney of Kings Moun
tain. Mr. ]Mauney is director and
officer in several local textile
plants and is semi-retired.
Appointed to serve a six-year
term e.xpiring Juno 30, 1977, was
Ralph \V. Dixon of Fallston. Mr.
Di.xon is a business associate of
the W. J. Di.xon and Son Gener
Appointed to serve an eight-
year term expiring June 30, 1979,
was H. Eugene LeGrand of Shel
by. Mr. LeGrand is president of
the Planters and Merchants
Warehouse Company, Inc., and
plant manager of Fiber Indus
tries, Inc., or Shelby.
Postmaster Charles L. Alex
ander doubts many Kings
Mountain (or ether) citizens
can read the time of day frem
the new cloivk, handiwork and
.i^ft of C. O. Greene, secretary
cf the Kings Mountain Baptist,
The Pfistmaster is quite
proud of the Bt'njamin Frank-
I'in clock w'iiich adorns the Post
Postmaster Alexander furnish
ed the walnut which encases
The face has Roman numeral
markings and tliere are four
bands from wihich to read the
time of day or night.
The time on the Ben Frank
lin mat'clied the time reported
on the conventional wall clock
in the Postmaster’s office.
City building permits is-sued
during the past week include:
to Fred J. Wright & Sons foi
ccnst'ruction of office buildini:
on S. Cansler, estimated cost
$1325; and to C. A. Ellisan,
Lake Monlonia Road, two-room
addition. Hcbart Dye contractor
perimeter zoning penmit.
V ii I-,-! iiii-'-*—Ulrttlii’''
MISS NORTH CAROUNA ^ Patsy Gail Wood of Benson, the
state beauty queen, will be guest of the Cleveland County Fair
on opening day Tuesday and will be guest of the Kings Moun
tain Jaycees and ride in the 4 pun. Kings Mountain Mountain
eer's Day parade here Wednesday.
To Begin Monday
From Heart Attack
W. Li. MdMackin, Jr., who suf
fered a heart attack September
17th, was removed from th<? in
tensive care unit Monday of
Oteen Veterans hospital and is
improvin -, his mother, Mrs. \V.
L. MdMackin, Sr., said yester
^Ih Mr. MdMackin’s wife
and mother, who had been stay
ing with him at the hospital, re
turned to Kings Mountain Tues
Mr, MkiMackin, who was trans
ferred to Oteen from Cleveland
Memorial hospital, is a patient
in Room 413, 4 West, Oteen.
Plonks’ Request To October 18th,
By MARTIN HARMON
Disposition cf llu* re-zoning re
|ucsl.-i of Hal 3. and Fred W.
, Link, who want to build a max
muni O'! 40 apartments on a six
urc tract on Oakland .sLcot, i.^
hc.lulcvl to be made by tlu
•ily commission on Gvlobi?r 18.
The re-zoning ptHilion was ini
ially moled la>t April 14 and
uiu.'A wa-; dcferix’d on motion by
A. Seimore Biddix, after Dr. John
. .VKGill questioned a possible
oiiilicl of interest due to the fact
red W. Monk is cliaimiaii oi
,lu lily zoning board. whiGi ap
jruved the re-zoning reijuc.st.
City .Attorney Jack White dc-
lined to offer an opinion but
Id Hie board Cliairnvan Plonk
• lad told him ho presided at the
necMing but did not I'liter into
he diseu.ssioii and abstained from
.♦/ling. AHuniey W.ule .mid iie
ould obtain an opinion frum the
atloiiu'y general in a week.
Dr. .McGill said he initially
supported Hie re-zoning but liad
Jiangt'd his miinil after roaltors
lull* and in Shelby said an apart
.luiiL complex eventually would
levaiue adjaceiil property. Dr
.VLGHl said he ownc*d four acres
ni the area and represented own
ers of 00 more aere.s.
“I want my friends to make a
p-rcliL," Dr. McGill said, “but
turning a cotton pat.-li in'to $3t)G0
per acre is pretty gihid.”
Dr. McGill, wlio purchased his
hcniesite from Hie Plonks, said
he v\a.s as.sured by tFu* BroHu‘rs
Plonk in 196G that niljac'cnt prop-
(Tty would be develoixxl with
Continued On Page Eight
PROGRAM SUNDAY—Rev. For-
rest Whitener of Shelby will
present special solos and read
ings from 10 to 10:30 Sunday
morning at First Wesleyan
church, 105 Waco Road. Rev.
Whitener is c dramatic soloist
end sings often for special re
ligious congregations and club
groups. At this Sunday School
Rally 1‘ach person ■'•esent will
receive a souvenir, .^ev. Carl V.
Sparks is the pastor, ond Mar
ion Flowers is Sunday School
Superintendent. The community
is invited to participate.
PRESIDENT — Lou Sobetti has
been installed Os president of
the Kings Mountain Kiwanis
club for the coming year.
Lou SahcHl was installed
Thusday night as president of
the Kings Mountain Kiwanis
club for the coming year. He
succ'oeds Carl Finger.
Other ne^vly-installed officers
are I.^ewis Dellinger, first vu'e-
pre.sident; Don Parker, second
^1^*0 president; Don Blanton, sec
retary; John L. MtiGill, treasur
er; Marvin Twr, a.ssistant treas-
Continued On page Eight
T:ic city cc'immiss'ion Monday
night approvixi re-zoning reque.-Jt
cf Noisier Brolhors, Inc., to per
mit construction of a 24-uniit a-
pa.lmcnt complex on Landing
The rixiuest for ro-zoning had
been approved by the zoning
beard and Hie site plan by the
In other actions the board:
1) Appro\'cd rt'-zoning reque.srt
of Hal S. Plonk, Wray A. Plonk,
Dr. George W. Plonk and N. F.
McGill to permit ocnstruction of
tiwa-Iamily dw’ellings in North-
2) Referrixi to the street iK)licy
com m i H iH* for rccom m (* lul a t ion
pctiiion for paving and curb-and
[gutter on Scotland Drive, from I
Leo Avenue to Southwood Street.
3) Votevi to hold public hear
ing on reque.-vt of Mr. and .Mrs. i
James Roy Ri.sh for annexation of!
the property at 1010 N. Cansler j
Extension to the city.
4) On motion of Commissioner i Gate.s will swing open Tues- nesday and participate in the 4
T. J. Ellison, seconded by Com-; day to the 4S1h annual Cleveland ; p. m. Alounlaineer Days pa-
The servia* of Holy Commun
ion will be observed at Sunday
morning worship at 11 o’cU»i*k
at Grace United Methodist
Kings M)untain area citizens
w lW et'U brail the 191st anniver-
.-ary of the Eauh* of King.s Moun
tain in Mountainc'er Days festivi
ties bi'ginning Monday.
Dan.’ing in tlu streets Monday
evening, a i^o.-tume and bi*ard
on Tuesday t'vening a »p’a-
rade Wednesday afternoon and a
hymn sing VNe.lnesday evening
will h<Mdiine the thrw-day trade
proiiK’lion spon.soicd by the .Mer-
( hanks .-As.scciation and Chamber
It is the first local obsen'ance
since 19(t5 when oV(*r 4l).t)00 Pied-
'nior.i Caroliiias citizens visited
M;.'-, N. rth Carolina, Patsy Gail
W(h>d of Benson, will be a guesd
of tin* King.s Mountain Jaycees
and w ill ride in 'Hie parade W'ed-
ne.sday allerni.on at 4 p.m. The
Monday night street dance begin
ning at 7:30 ]).ni. will be spoil-
s iri*d by Hie city n'greation de*
p:irtni('nt and the Tuesday evc-
;iing costume and board contests
get underAay at 7 p.m. at the
Woriian’s clubs with the Senior
and Junior Woman’.-? clubs in
cliaTge cf Hi(' aelivilies.
The Wednesday par.ide will
form at 4 jum. cn West Gold
.street, proeooil up Railroad Av€^
mie to King, fr :n King to Pied-
m<»nr, from Piednmnt to Moun
tain, from Mountain to Battle-
Contbuad On Page Eight
Cleveland County Fair Will Open;
Five-Day Event Has Many Features
missioner Ray Cline, voted to County Fair and workmen were
transfer cab franchise of the RayjBvsy readying the fairgrounds
Kirby Estate to Wilburn Ham and e.xhibit buildings tliis week.
of Liberty and
5) Adopted resolution amend
ing agrei'iment of the city with
the State Highway Commi.'-sion
Artxi lx*auty queens, including
Kings Mountain'.-; Debbie Timms,
will ho guests for grandstand
sliows \V('dm*.sday evening. On
next Thursday and Friday nights,
sptxial guests will lie the North
Carolina Rhododendron C^ueen
The fair will run through next
Exhibits will again fill all
available spacH* aiKl fair catalog
prc'mium Iksls show lietvveen
coiiceming Cansler street park SlS.OtK) and $20,000 in prizes for ^ hm’yl sue Johnson of SOiitliport
ing. Priwiously "no parking”, the 'departments, 'and Miss Carol Gudger of Aslu*-
atfriH'^ment permits botir side' 'Miss North Carolina, Patsy ville who has played the role of
parking The question of parkin” Wood of B<mson, will be guest of Dorotliy in “The Land of Oz”
-in w-h,ic'h areas and vvliat di'- I “’p oP«'ninK day .ind \yl/l ; this suntm.-r
mensioni5—was referrei to the' the grandstand that. .Si-hool children in tills area
safety committee, Commissioner Ii''-"
(School teacher will c'ome from jfairgrounds on Tuesday and FrF
Continued On Page Eight j Shelby to Kings Mountain Wed- Continued On Page Eight