Greater Kings Mountain 91.914
City Limits 8.465
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iip*H.inl UultPd StatM But«ou of tb* C»o*ut tcDort o
fosuarr 1966. wad iMludM *lM .14.990 populatloo o
RumlMt 4 Towotblp. ond Ito* r«mcilnlog 6*124 froa
bonildtff 5 Townihlp. la CUTtload Couatr and Cvowdar*
Motiptide Towmhlp la Ctaitoa Cowaty.
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspopei
VOL 82 No. 43
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, October 28, 1971
PRICE TEN CENTS
Preliminary Hearing Tuesday On Cansler Project
I riday Parade
l-.m. paru.ii' Friday
;i Kini;i Moiniiain
S.-ii*;..'l's annual lic.iuiL^ining ac'
• :>. tlrady 11 waid, homiv)m
ciKuniian, ' said llu.- parade
will iK’gin on Mie (.'oriifr oi We.-t
(add and . an-ilei .sUeets and end
at llu' lurner ei I'-a^i L»old and
I’oui.t^en n.-al.s, spcnsarcd iby
KMilS ilulia, will be <‘r4ereJ i;i
.t!u' paradi' and M
• seiiiar luoloall jilayers, in add!-
ti..n lo llu' in>nieLX>.ining (jueen
and !u‘r ieurt> will ride on the
back, (.i eonverlibles.
Mis. iloAurd said tlu' queen
will be named Friday during a
2:3b }>ep .rally.
Five .<enior.s are vying for tlic
title ot ciuet'ii. Tlioy are Uiane
Spearman, Judy \vu;e, Jynthia
Ale.\an<l(‘r, Su^an Davk and Kalh-
llio parade route will be as
T.ie parade will begin at the
iviner ol West CFdd and Cansler
and proivod lo Kaiiroad Avenue.
From Uailroad, it will go lo tlie
overiu'ad bridge on East King
and go right lo Pit'drnont Avenue.
At Piedmont, it will turn right
and proceed to Alouivlain Street.
From Mountain, the lino will go
right lo battleground A»enue,
then protveU on •E'atiegi jund to
East Gold, wheiv it will i-.me to
an end at Kings Mountain l-arin
'kriday night aetivkies will be
gin at 7:3U vvneii the hemeeom-
ii^sponsors will parade on ears
Jolin Gumble Stadium. The
will be met by the latliers
ol the senior players and the
girls will pin a flower on the
'File girls vsill view the Kings
Mountain-Burns game Irom side
line seals and tlie quwn will be
crowned during haltlime by
KMHS student body president
Mrs. All'll Dixon will sing the
Star Spangled Banner prior to
file 8 p.m. ktckofl.
A lionieeoming dance will fol
low the lootbail game.
Brown, Lowder Low Biciders
For Bessemer Water Line
Eight television sets were tak
en from two Kings MoUJilain
firms early this week.
Monday 'at 12:05 a.m., thieves
broke into Bridges Ra<lio and TV
on IMedmont Avenue and stole
four portable itelevisions valued
Wednesday at 3 a.m., thieves
broke info Clark’s Goodyear Store
on Battleground Avenue and stole
lour portable TV sets, also valu
ed at $1,000. It was the third
lime in a month that Clark’s has
been bmkeii into.
City Del. William Roper said
that officer Rob^Tt Dodge invest!-
• >d the Bridges break-in and
u‘ted that a city garbage can
wJii('h was half full of water was
•thrown tJvrougli the plate glass
window of the store.
Officer L. D. Beattie invosligat-
(\l llie Clark’s break-in. Beattie
said he disemered glass broken
out of a door only 13 minutes
after lie made a routine check
at the store. Beat lie said the
thieves used bricks to break tlie
window, dark’s lias lost (’ighl
televisions in the past month.
Investigations into both break-
ins are continuing.
Water From KM
Brc wn Con.st ru c I i on Com pa ny
and Lowde:- Con-tru('tion Com
paiiy were appirent low bidders
Wi dnosday as Bes.-iTiier City re
a'ived bids fer A 12-!tirh wa-ter
line \Nhkh will enable B<*ssemer
C.'ty lo purchase wacer ifom Kings
For cast iron pipe, Tiie Brown
firm wa.s low bidd<?r to Lewder
t>y e.vutly $50—$92,500 to $93,000.
However, on tlie dc.Taci alter
nate for asbestos pijH*. Lowder
was low by $4950—078,000 to
Tlie L.>wder .'bid for using as
bestos pipe are cdose to engineer
ing e.'itimafes ol $75,800 which
proved $21-10 low,
iGaston County is pifiying foi
■the portion of the line from Kings
Mountain system Iiook-on ait
Kings Mountain Industrial Park
to Bessemer city limits, wliicli
eiiginct'rs estiimated wuuld, cost
$012^0, while 'Bessemer City is
paying for the portio.i of the
line within Bt'ssemer’s city lim
its, wliich engineers estimated
would cost $13,000.
OUicT bklder.-i did net make as-
bc»stos - pipe deduct aUeriKites.
'i'lheir bi^ for cast iron pipe
weu[‘; Sandci^ Bixitliers, Charlotte
$99,750; Gilbert Engineering Com
pany, Statesville, $102,178; and
Hickory Sand and Gravel Com-
iiany, Hickory, $105,0(K).
iBcsscnni'r City e.\i)eots to pur-
chase initially a quarter-million
gallons of water daily, with de
mand to increase as requirements
J. M. Pease & Associates and
W. K. Dickson & Company, both
of Charlotte, joinlly engineered
tile projec’t. f red C. Hobson, of
•Ihe Pease firm, is resident engi
"The Blue Velvets” will play
for a Hall(nve<Mi dance Saturday
niglit from 9 until 12 p.m. at the
American U'gitni building.
Legionnaires of Otis D. Green
PiWst 155 have scheduled the
dance for members and guests.
VrW Poppy Day
Annual Poppy Day by Frank B.
Glass Past 9811 Auxiliary mem
bers will be conducted Saturday,
Mrs. Frank B. 'Glass, president,
Ih.Koeds from the street sale of
pttppies made by disabitxi velt*-
raiis will bv» used lo aid local
veterans families and provide
haspital itreafnienl for veterans.
Mrs. Alma Sellers and Mrs.
Ruby Stiroupc are co-chairmen of
the sale which will be conducted
on downtown streets beginning at
"Wear a Poppy on Poppy Day”,
.said the co-cliairmen.
LEAD ROLES — Kay Wiesener,
top. and husband. Reb Wiesener
are cast in the lead roles in
the Kings Mountain Little Thea
tre's upcoming production of
the mystery play. 'The Mouse
In Play Leads
Lead role.s in "The Mousetrap”,
murder my.stery by Agathie Chris
tie to be stagtHl by file Kings
Mountain Little Theatre Nov. 5-G
and Nov. 12-13, will he portrayed
by Kay and Reb Wic.^ener.
The husband and wife portray
the husband and wile in Hie
famil>-rated play to be presented
at Park Grace auditorium in the
Little Theatre’s first production
for the current season.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Holmes,
transplanted British subjects, are.
helping the eight cast members
acquire authentic FhiglLsli dia
lects for the play. "Tlie Mouse-
tiMp” has enjoyed a lung run in
London, opening there Nov. 25,
1952. Mrs. Jo Ann McDaniel is
directing the local drama and
Ray Holmes is in charge of set
design and construction. Setting
is Ihc Great IlaM of MaH-.swell
Continuvd On Page Eight
Ssnme Towery s
Funeral rites f«)r Itninie Red-
ferd lo.'.erv, 25, were lieid Sat
urday a UTiUJ m ai 3 irm. from
tile Kings M(;unlain Caapcl of
fune.al inlcrmeni fol-
in Mountain Rest come-
jA-v. L.:ais Lendimore offi'ciatcHl
a. Ihe iijial rites.
Mr, io\ver,\ died about 3:09
a.m. Tliur. day enruute to Char-
h.Uv' Me.madal In aiital of what
}. .lit - .say was a .^ell inflielod
gunslit; wuuiiil in Hk* liead.
Ptiliee Chioi Thcaiiis MeDevitt
said tlie man repc.t«'dly wa.s play
ing "Ru-^.-iari Roultdle” about 1
a.m. Thur.'«lay when )u‘ fired a
shot inio his riglit l( mph' at liis
h.mie at -lOf VVe.st Gold strevt.
MeUevitt said oflie<Ms l.iund a .38
pist d with only oik' .spent shell
in tlie iliani.ber. 'r-.iwt'ry was tak
en to Kit.gs Mountain hospital
and transit ned to Cliurlcde Mem
He wa.s a naliv<* of South Caro
lina, .<011 ol Mrs. Eddh Stanley
Towery and tlie late Roy D. Tow-
V ry. He was employed as a lex-
Sui-vivk'.g are his mether; his
wlie. .Mrs. .Maiy Di’.m r:)wery;
two ihildia-n, Ronnit* Towery, Jr.
and lieote.a Ann Tt.wry oi t.ic
hi .ne; tlirci* sisiors. .Mrs. Jones
\V!i;teman of Lcwell. Mr.s. Linda
Jones Ol Kings Mouniain. Mrs.
Bri nda Hull.field of Shelby; and
three br •Hier.s. Bobln 'I\:wery of
Rock Hill. S. C., Freddie Tiwveiy
of Kings Mountain and Mieliaid
Towery of Siielby.
I'leliminarv h(*aring on ].Ians
I'lr the llo-a.Tc ('aiislcr ..ir-*'
R''ti('\val .\r(‘a will b(' condin'ted
tiv ijic* city r:*dcnel:j]).ii(‘nt cam-
H£ND£R:>ON HALL DEDICATED — Ranee Henderson, far right* superintendent of North Carolina
School for the Deaf at Morgonton. Kings Mountain native* receives a replica of the Henderson Hall
Hall building plaque from Cecil Porter of Wilkes boro* while Mrs. Henderson looks on. At left is
Mrs. Julia Armstrong ox tne nCSD lacuity who served as interpreter at the dedication program.
The new dormitory was named in honor of Henderson.
Honors KM Native
Funeral rites for .Mrs. Grady
Me.'art('r. AG. of 503 E. King
street, were held Tuesday after-
neon at \ oMock from Fir.-t Pres-
byte' i.m chureh of which she was
Mrs. McCarter died of can;cer at
11:15 a.m. Sunday in Hie Gaston
M<-iTiorial Jiospital. She had been
in ill lieaUli for several years.
A native ol Lincoln Coumv, she
was Hit' f.irnier H.irrie Let» Wo
mack. daugiiU'r of the late 'Mr.
an.l Mrs. George' Womack.
Surviving are licr husband; one
daughter. Mr.s. Gene Patteison oi
KIng.s Mountain; one son, Sammy
McCarti'r of St. .\ugu.stine, Fla.;
e>ne brother, Gt'orge' Womack. Jr.
of Jaca.sonv ille', Fli.; three .sis
ters, Mr.'-. David Ki-^tler of Linc-
ednlon, Mrs. I* *:>e'rt Hoyle ol
Clie'ste'r, S. C. and Mrs. Hillard
Black ek Kings Mountain; void
Dr. Paul vVusle'v coiuluc’tod the
final rites, assisle*,! by Dr. Cluirles
Edwards. paste>r of Boyve* Alemor-
ial .\Rr church.
PROJECT MANAGER — Pichard
Coleman, 22. 1971 graduate of
the University of North Caro
lina at Chapel Hill and son of
Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Coleman of
Gastonia has joined the Kings
Mountain Redevelopment Com
mission staff <ts Project Mon-
og:r of the downtown renewal
Give 103 Pennies
F. urtli grade classiiiatevs ek
Denni.s \eung, Jr. saved llu’ir
pennh'.s an 1 eulU'oled $!.l-3 lor
■bem'i't of Plu' Kings Mountain
Yi.ung turned in his penny
bank to his fvitlier. Dennis
Young, a crew member.
Bi*nn :tt .Masters, a member of
Tie R<'3cu(* S.'iuad board of di
rt vt* rs. said the Jaycee.s’ fund
drive for $8 000 is OiOr Hie lop
and he c.-tijiKi-ted mare than
$10,000 will be cullecU’ci for
Yi.niig, Jr. is a student
Myrlle schcol in Gaiitoiiia.
Rankin, administrator for
iSPve'innd County Mental Clinre,
will addi-ess members of the Ki-
wanis club at their Thursday
Funeral rites for Yates A.
8mitli. 8r., 73, of 5210 Midpines,
we.-<' In'id Wt'vine.sday aftenuMni
at 3:30 from East Gold Street
We>ieyan -MciHimlist elunvh.
Rev. Edwin R. Chriscix?, a.ssisl-
e(t by Rev. C. R. ('laod.son, offieiat-
ed at Mil' final riles, and int<ir-
inc'iit was in .Mountain Real ceinie-
Mr. Smith died at 8:45 ajm.
.M outay in Kings .Mountain hos
A native of Cleveland County
and ■:» retired lextih' employee,
he was the son ol Hie lafe Mr.
and Mrs. Hill .Smith.
Suivking are hi.s wife, Mrs.
Lela Anderson Smith: three
d.uiglilers, .Mrs. Jame< J. Sisk and
Mrs. Lloyd Blanton, bolh cf Kings
.Mountain and .Mrs. Francos Gad
dy of Gastonia; ilhr('<^ .sons, Yates
Smith, Jr. of Grover, Charles H.
Smith of Kings .Mountain and
Ja^^k Eugene Smith of Bessemer
City; 20 grandchildren and 10
Gets Shoes Bock
Johnny Mt*Ginnis, manager of
Mv'Ginnis D<vk. Store on Battle
ground Avenue, vva.s know’ii as a
good running quarlerbaek dur
ing his hHdball playing days at
Kings Mouniain High,
McGinnis hasn’t slowed down
a lot and proved tliaf la.st Satur
day vvlien st?me men tri(vi to
s eal two eas(»s of shoes frem Hie
back of his store,
M Ginnis .spotted the men as
thev were leaving and saw them
put the shoes into their car.
Jolinny chased the car across
the parking lot in back of his
st'CTc and caught them near Winn
He gof his .shoes hack.
School of Deaf
Henderson Hiill, a new dome
tory for 120 deaf boys and girls
in the sixth, se\<*nih and eighth
grades, was dedicated in honor
of Ranee Henderson, Kin.;s
-Mountain native, fourth and pres
ent superiniendeiil of North
Carolina School for the E>oaf at
Tiie ceremonies included pre-
sentaticn cl a pla(|ue to Hender
son, son of Mr .and Mrs. Ray
'Henderson of Kings Mountain.
Jeter Hall, an innovation class
room facility, was also dedicat
ed in honor of the I. P. Jeter
family of Morganton.
The placpie to Henderson read:
"Dediealod October 17, 1971 in
lionor <k Chai’les L. Henderson,
friend of the deaf, educator, and
fourtli superintendent of the
Cecil Porter, chairman of Hie
N’CSD executive t'ommittoe, de
livered the lU'ivierS'an Hall dedica
tion ad<L’C.'>s. He said ol Ih’nder-
son: "His oducatituiai contribu
tions have left their marks not
only in his native state but al.so
in Oiegon and Illinois. Charles
L. Henderson has hrouglU dyna
mic leadeiship to the offieo of the
superintendent of th<‘ North Car
olina School for the Di'af Hirough
innovation, experience, courage
and energy and it is very fitting
Continued On Page Eight
'I'k' commission is inviiin
;/.'‘ns to aMond, ask iju.-
co;i;nicni, and lYu^mljej.' wi
reaoy i«) answam .'ny
on Iho propo^iHl $3.1,; ■ 3r2
jeci vvi’.i -h aheady
grant iom':--. m:.s
mount of $- I '.i.'iiio.
Commi.ssi«)ii i );i<Ti<ir jnt'
noy said a so. :■ 1 and final
blic hearing wii; i;.- ,,)n(lu
by the city boarrl V.. -
ers probably in la to . n;-
The abject of tliis . ■ u
development program i- ' ■
velope between 150-175
new priv'ato luim'.s and
ments in Hi 110 acre aiea.
result will lie to <'limiiiate
create a fine s. Jidivision
improved streets, sidewalks,
parks and modern utility distri-
liuiion systems, explanerl Laney.
.Mr. Laney said plans will ^
explaineil at Tuesday night's
Jiearing and thi* area pin;>oinled.
Major poition of the city
sdrue of Hie co.st has already
biH'ii [)rovUled by widening, im-
j rovemeni and resurfaiing of
Cairsler slixvt through out llie
rem'vval area. Planned additional
improvements programmed ov
er the P)ur to five year period
estimalcHl to complete the pro
gram will eliminate any cash
Eiglity three percent of the
280 struclure.s in llu? 245 an-a of
110.2 ae:-es have boon adjudgotl
The initial grant resei-v-atiun
for the Cansler area project was
$1,771,000 and was apparved on
Decembzer is, 19G9. The addit
ional i^ranl application was
made anti suiisetpiently apporvt'd
S<'pu*ml)er IG, 1971 to cover in-
t reused co-t.-s an ! to pruvide lor
heavily inert'ased ivlocalion
costs, prodded by Congress after
til original application was
JOINS STAFF — Hazel Brown
has joined the Kings Mountain
Redevelopment Commission as
project manager of the Cansler
Street Urban Renewal Project.
Hazel J. Brown, retirt'd Masloi
.‘^^ergoanl in Hit' USAF. johu'd the
Kings .Mountain Redevelojimenl
Cenimi.ssion M mday a.s projt'cl
manager of Hie ran.sK'r Strtvl
Urban Renewal ProJtHM, unnounc
es Carl F. .Mauney. chaiirman.
A Kingft Mountain native, Mr.
CoHfiH«(d On Page Eight
'Kings Mountain’s United Fund
drive- is still lagg.ng but cam
paign vvorkt'r.s are still optimistic
fhal they ll ('(nne close to their
gcal of S34,5fHl.
Den Jones, one' of tlie <*ommit-
tec Lhairnien, .said vVedne.sday aft-
< nKK>n that $17,000 has b('en rc-
'iiortfyl Hills far. That's an in
crease of $2tMKt ov('r Iasi week.
"It's going slow," said Jones,
*'bui most divisi,)!! cliairmen think
we’ll come elc'-^e to our goal. We
hao'n'i lie.int toii much Horn the
indu.-3ries. 'Dieir campaigns are
w: ’i;-' F’dr own businesses.”
.'..isi Oi iiie $2,000 ’ncreasoo\*er
last vvcM'k came fronV the corre.s-
Ihuidence division. Jianes j^aid
s^mie funds also came through
the a<i\:inLed gifts and industry
Spooks And Goblins Will Cavoit
At Jaycee Carnival, Hoiroi Show
FIRST PRIZE WINNERS ~ Members of the Kings Mountain high school Future Farmers of Amer
ica Judging Team copped a first place award in Ch^eland County Dairy Judging during the recent
county fair competition. M. L. Campbell* agriculture instructor ot the high school* congratulates
members of the team. From left to right. Randy Short, Darrell Black and Randy McDoniel. (Photo
by Isaac Alexonder)
The 5p<ioks -and gidilin.s will ca
vort and dance about Saturday
evening at a Halloween carnival
.-'jNin i .id by t ie Kings M nirv
tain Jayeves at Central scliool
f raiikc'ns'leiii’s Minster. the
living mummy and /.ombie.s will
apf oar on stage at 7 i). m. in
a tliree-avl honor and m.i.:^ic
Ken Hodge. 29-year old magi
cian from Be.'^semer C'ily, will
present his wellknown razor
hl'ide act whi h la.'-f yi'ar won
him a national award. Hodge
say.s the biggest thrill of his
life was playing “ThuH* Fains”
with George iJndsay oGooher
Pyle of Mayberry RFOt tele
vision fame. H<Hi e exp<'cts to
have his <iwn show on ('hannel
3G. Charlotte, in Jmne of 1972.
Hodge said favorite monsters
of young and old alike will fill
Ihe auditorium (»f Central scliool
'for the carnival. He saiii make
up and masks aw from Holly
wood. California and will depict
real-life spooks and goblins.
Continued On Pay Eight
Funeral rito.< will bo held Tlmr.s-
day in Berwyn. Pa., for Mrs.
Alta Sitler Styers, widow of Ro
bert L. Styers, Kings Mountain
‘Mrs. Styers diinl Tuesday
night a! Venict', Fla., where she
had resided after Iior retirement
•as a 41-year employee of Amer
ican Teleplione & Telegraph
She was a native of Berwyn.
A brotiier survives. Also sur
viving are her moHier-in-law,
Mrs. \V. F. Styers, of Kings
Mountain; a nephew. Joe H. M-'-
Daniel. Jr. of Kings Mountain;
thive nieces, .Mrs. D. K. Tale,
Kings Mouniain, and Mr.-^. Carl
Lewis and Mrs. Billie McDaniel
Edison, both of (Vastonia.
Mrs. Tate and hor hii'^band
left Wednesday to attend the fu
A. Logan* 111, Kings Mountain
junior at Western Carolina Uni
versity* has pledged Theta Xi
fraternity. He is the son of Mr.
and Mis. Hugh A. Logon. Ji.
Turn Clock Bcrck
You can g<‘t an I'xtra hour of
.slr(‘p Saturdav night.
Dayliglit 8.\vings Time will
go out at 2 a.m. ^uiulay. so
ilon't forget to turn your elook
baek one hour when you go to
bed Saturday'# ^