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Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL. 83 No. 22
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, June I, 1972
PRICE TEN CENTS
Citizens Go To Polls For Second Primaries Saturday
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AT CHURCH CEREMONY -- Chestnut Ridge BoEpUst church broke
ground for a new sanctuary lost Sunday and held a note-burn
ing service and"This Is Your Liie" tribute to the pastor. From
left to right Jack Rayfield, Bill Babb, Horcoce Wright oU deacons.
Rev. Mitchell Pni tt, thepastor, Millard Putnam, Joe Dellinger and
George Nolen, all deacons. (Photo by Margaret Rayfield)
Note Is Burned,
iCihestnut Ridge Baptist church
at a note-hurning ceretmony last
Sunday broke ground for a new
sanctuary and ihonored Rev.
ATitchell Pruitt at a ‘This Is Yooir
The last payiment on the
churchibuilding <was made Recent
ly £nd meant the congregation
had paid off a 15*ycair note in six
College friends and miriisterial
i associates at the worship scr.’ ce
honored the Kings Mounta'in pas
tor who came to Kings Mountain
from Shelby. Rev. Parker Snyder
of Gastonia delivered the sormion
on “Faith” and sang Mr. Pruitt’s
favorite hyrmn, “Until TThen.” The
program was a' surprise tribute
to Mr. Pruitt.
The congregation had lunch at
a picnic leaving the service.
Rev; Mr. Pruitt is a native of
Cleveland County and is married
t ^ the former Etta Hawkins of
Kings.Mountain. They are (parents
of three sons, Mike, DcriMd and
D.:ug Pruitt and a daughter, Pat
Ateo participating ,iin the “This
Your Life” program were Rev.
Talmaile Muynor of Blaick Moun
tain, Melvin Wood of Kings
Mountain, and Frank Thomas, W.
L. Conner, F. F. Lemmons. Rev.
Clyde Hamrick and Lorwen Tesse-
neer, all of Shelby.
GRADUATE — C. Steve Crosby,
son of Mrs. Vevnon P. Crosby
and the lote ' Mr. Crosby, has
graduated from East Carol'na
University with BJl. In history
and political science. He was
voted the Outstonding Brother
of Sigmon Epsilon Fraternity
ond the Scholarship Key given
from the notional frotemal or
ganization to the Bibther with
the highest grade point overoge
in the cbopter.
Ciaftspnn To Launch Twelve-Week
Employee Awards Pcogiam Monday
Craftspun Yarns, Inc.,
launch Monday a 12-weok em
ployee award program, with four
valuable prizes awaiting em
ployee's with top attendance rec
ords during the period.
Company officials list purposes
of the program astwofold: 1) mo
tivation of employees to on-job
regularity and 2) honoring em
ployees for "gcKxI and faithful”
Employees wiith jx^eot attend
ance during the 12-week period
will be eligible for an atward
. drawing of a 1972 automobile.
Those with only one day\s ab
sence for valid reason will be eli-
gible for an award drawing of a
cdlor television set. The two-day
absence group will qualify to
draw for a portable stereo.
Ran'dall HemiphiW, assistant
director of manufa’otUiring, said.
“We’re genuinely interested in
■our employees and have decided
this is a mK?ans of rewardiing
them for gcx>d and faithful serv
ice by a dedicated group of men
Craftspun greatly expanded
since its acsulsition by B.V.D..
adding finishing and knitting op
erations to its initially purchas^
The fiirm now employs approixii-
mately noo por.sons.
Gc'.ry tin Brink is manufactur
ing director and Kyle Smith is
CJounty Commission candi
date Josh Htinnant hopes the
party who tot^ his poditital
cards from his automolbile Wed
nesday afternoon is distributing
The banker and J. Lee Rob
erts had parked Mr. HLnnarvt’s
car and traveled together to
spend the afternoon visiting in
Upper Cleveland, returned to
find Hinnant’s 2,500 politdoal
cards missing from hig auto.
The printer was printing
more cards today.
Aie Open Later
Kings Mountain Super Markets
have extended their hours of op
eration, but, as of Wednesday,
the three had varying schedules.
All have suspended Wednesday
A & P WEO — Mondays-Wed-
nesdays open to 7 p.m., Thursdays
and Fridays 'til 9 p.m., SatundayB
open Itil 8 p.m.
Harris-Teeter — Mondays-Wed-
nesdays open ’tH 7 p.m., TJiuirs-
days ’til 7:30 p-m., Fridays ’till
8:^ pjm., Saturdays til .7 p.m
•Winn-Dixie — Open Mondays
thircugh Saturdays 'tH 9 p.m.
2C Cents Hour
'Foote Mineral company em
ployees have received a 20 cent*,
per hour wage increase, .1. C.
Walker, operations mp.nager, to’d
employees at the annual General
Safety meeting and barbecue at
the Kings Mountain plant Friday.
'He congratulated the em
ployees on their safe working
record and attitude and made the
iouowing announceiiieni coJiceiiv
ing lncjva.aes m wage* ajia
beneiits, ej-.ecilve iviay zy,
1.) a’direct average wage in
crease of approximately 20 cents
2). IncreEise in life and acciden
tal death insurances.
3.J Increase In weekly benefits
for accident and sickness insur
4). Increase in shift differen
tials for the second and third
5). One extra holiday (exact
date to be chosen by employees).
Safety award pins and gift
j certificates were presented by the
department heads to the em
ployees in their respective de
partments as follows: Harry L.
Miller, mine superintendent (two
years) presented awards to Earl
Hollified (15 years), William Mc
Dowell (20 years) and Edward
Brown (20 years); Dean Van
p y k, mill superintendent, to
James Hamilton five years),
Louis Knocks (five years) and
Oliver Armstrong (20 years);
Howard Broadwater, plant engi
neer, to Joe Hurdt (two years),
Robert Seism (two years) and
: Roy Smith ('10 years); S. K.
Peeler, plant chemist, to Roy
Mauney (dO years) and Johnnie
Moore (10 years) and W. R. Dun
can, plant accountant, to Virginia
Hardin (10 years) and J. C.
Walker (15 years).
Dies In Wreck
(Funeral services for Jeffrey'
Scott Sullens, age six months,
.son of Mr. and Mrs. Talmadge
Sullens, Jr. of Shelby Road, were
conducted Monday at 4:30 ip.m.
at Chestnut Ridge Baptist church.
Rev. Mi'l'ch^ll PruiTl and Rev.
Floyd Willis officiated and burial
was in Mountain Rest Cemetery.
The child was fatally injured in
a two-car collisdon Friday after
noon on Second Street extencvion.
Yeung Sullens was a passenger in
a car driven by his mother, Mrs.
Doris Black Sullens, who is hos
pitalized at Gaston Memorial.
In addition to his parents, the
child is survived by his maternal
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Black; and his paternal grand
parents, Talmadge Sullens Sr.
and Mrs. Ora Lee Parham, all of
According to a report by inves
tigating patrc'lman J. C. Benton,
the car which Mrs. Sullens was
diriving was struck head on by
a car driven by TorneLkis Young,
Jr., Negro, of Route 1.
According to Benton, the Young
oar was traveling at a high rate
of speed. Benton said charges of
((driving while intoxicated and
•manslaughter against Young are
pending his recovery. He is listed
in critical condition at Charlotte
Five passengers in the Young
car were also injurted. They in
cluded Douglas Ward, Route 1,
Bessemer City; Bevery ATexarrder,
Chesterfield Apartments, Kings
M'ountain; Kdm Alexander, Chest-
enfield Apartments; Wanita Alex
ander, Chesterfield Apartments;
and Stacy Alexander, Chesterfield
Benton said that both vehrdes
were a total loss. He estimated
the worth of Young’s car at $1,200
and the worth o(f the Sullens cair
FOR COUNTY (Democrats)
Fritz Moreheod, Jr.
L. E. (Josh) Hinnant
Rally To Hinnant
TO BE ORDAINED Rev. Neil
McCarter will be ordained as a
minister of the ARP denomina
tion by Boyce Memorial ARP
church Sunday evening.
To Be Oidained
Boyco Memorial ARP church
will ordain the Rev. Neil McCar
ter of Kings Mountain as a min
ister of the A^ociate Reformed
Presbytenian Church in sendees
Sunday evening at 7 p.m.
The ordination sCrmon will be
delivered by Dr. Charles Edwards.
Re\-. Mr. McCarter, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar McCarter of Kings
Mountain, received his Tna.ster of
divini'Iy degree May 21 from Er-
skine Theological Seminary at
Due West, S. C. He received the
A.B. in 1969 from Er-skine.
Rev. Mr. McCarter will assume
duties June lOlh as assistant (pas
tor of Doraville, Ga. ARP church.
Thumbnail facts on Saturday
Polls open 6:30 ajm.
PoUg close 7:30 pjm.
0>ntesits to be settled: six.
Numlber_ of ballots: (three.
Nuimber . of a'bsentee votes
cast In Cleveland County (dead
line for receipt at county board
of elections was noon Wednes
day) 72, 37 civilian and 35 mil
Cycle Hits Dog;
Jimmy .\mos, son of Mr. and
.Mrs. James E. Amo-s, sustained
leg injuries when he lost (x>nttroI
of his motorcycle after a big dog
ran in front of him at 9H5 p.m.
Tiic'^day nine miles west of Kings
Mountain on rural road 2245.
He wa.s treated for injuries at
Kings Mountain haspital and re-
Damage to the motorcycle was
An estimated 100 Kings Meun-
tain citizens clogged the City
Hall c:;mmission room Monday
night to pledge enthusiastic sup
port to L. E. (Josh) Kmnant in
^urday’s run-off primary for
the county commission.
John L. MjGill, chairman ot
the “Citizen^ Comimittee for Hin
nant”, presided and said his
ccmmi'ftee had set a goal of 2500
vclcs total at East Kings Moun
tain and West Kings Mountain
In short speeches, Mayor John
Henry Moss and State Semator J.
Ollie Harris stated their “full
support” for Candidate Hinnant.
Senator Harris declared, “We
have a chance to elect a county
<. offnmissioner for the first time
in many years.” He also said the
district system, where geography
controls residence of the candi
dates but where all voters may
cast ballots for candidates finym
each diotrk't, should ntver have
been abclishcd and should be re
Mayor Moss declared, “Josh
Hinnant is a goed citizen who
w 11 net embarrass his supporters.
The area needs a geographic rep-
re sen at: vc on the county board.”
J. G. Bridges said, “He has put
hi^ heart into Kings Mountain
and every job he has undertaken
lia-'. been discharged well.”
William Orr suggei?ted, “Lot's
make the goal 3,000 v'otes.’
Re\. M. L. Campbell and Rev.
Howard Shipp voicAl their sup
port. and C. T. Canpenter, Jr..
s.fld, “ri'l be happy to work all
day Saturday. Just let me know
Numerous others reiterated Mr.
Candidate Hinnant said his
candidacy resulted ‘1bec*ause
many of you asked me to offer.”
He also listed ton major prob
lems facing the county cctninis-
1) Employment of a county
2) Garbage disposal.
3) Se;\:igo and water serv'ice.
4) School consolidalian (*‘rm
cp-posofi without tax supple
.5) S'.iiD<3l building nee<ls.
()> Need for 'more police pro-
Contitiuvd On Page Six
Will Be Chosen
By MARTIN HARMON
Number 4 Township and Cleve
land County voters return to the
polls Saturday to .seUle a county
run-off election for two county
commissioners and to help de
termine otate-w’ide run-offs for
two gubernato-rial nominations, a
United States Senate nomination
and nominations for comm>ission-
ers of insurance and for cemmis-
sioner of labor.
All of the second primary races
are Democratic with exception of
the Republican governor run-off
betw'een James C. Gardner, nar
row-margin first ballot leader,
and James E. Holshousor, Jr.
Taking top billing in the run
off politJeking has been the race
for (X)unty commissioner between
Coleman W. Goforth and Fritz
Morehead who 'led L. E. (Josh)
Hinnant and Dwight Tessneer (in
that order) in the May 6 ballot
ing. Only Jack Palmer, Jr., o(t
eleven candidates won nomina
tion cm May 6.
Nomination is tantamount to
election, since no Republicans
filed for the three offices.
Mr. Gc'fiorth, a former commis
sioner, Incumbent Morehead, and
Challenger Hinnant were very
closely bunched. Mr. Goforth, who
place(l second, led Mr. Morehead
by nine voles, while 'Mr. Hinnant
trailed Mr. Morehead by 47. Mr.'
Tessneer trailed Mr. Hinnant by
Demctoratic governor — Har
grove (SkJpper) Bowles, who led
state-wide, led his run-off chal
lenger H. Pat Taylor in Clevelamd
by 730 votes.
Republican governor—James C.
Gardner tof^jed James C. Hoils-
houser in Cleveland by 115 votes.
Democratic senator — Senator «
B. Everett Jordan, who trailed U.
S. Representative Nick Galifiana-
kis state-wide, topped Galifianakis
in Cleveland by 866 votes.
Democratic insutrance commis-
sicner — Russell Secrest led John
Ingram in first race voting.
Democratic labor commissioner
—William Creel led John C.
Brooks in first race voting.
FO GOVERNOR (Democrats)
Hargrove (Skipper^ Bowles
L. rat Taylor
FOR GOVERNOR (Republicans)
FOR U. S, SENATOR (Democrats)
Ruth Davison Is
Ruth Ann Davison, 17-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. iH.
Davison and recent graduate ol
Kings Mountain high school, has
been named recipient of the an
nually-given $2,()()0 college schol
arship by Otis D. Green Post 155,
The scholarship is payable $500
per year fer four years.
Misw Davison plans to study
ph^'sical therapy at University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Salatutorian of the 1972 grad
uating class. Miss Davison is a
member of the National Honor
Society, was a memiber of the
Health Careers club, science club,
Future Teachers of America, the
French, Latin, math and pep
Former winners are Mrs. Joan
Davis Taylor, Mike Blanton, Miss
Marcia Ware, and C. T. (Chuck)
Members of the 1972 ^scholarship
committee are L. E. (Josh) Hin
nant. C. T. Carpenter, Jr., and
B. Everett Jordan
Central Junior High School held
its annual Awards Day jwogram
on the last day of school Wednes
Ronald Nanncy, who was in
charge of the program, presented
a\\'Qrds to the fallowing:
All library and media center
assistants and teen correspond
ent Karen Robbs;
Also, Bennie Hinnant, Char
lotte Ob-^ervor spelling award
and the F. R. Sumimers spelling
award; Sandra 'Adams and Robin
Spears, DAH Essay awards; Randy
earthen, Kim Harmon and Dvvan-
da Chapman, Kiwanlg Club talent
show awards; Glenn Roberfs,
Preston Short, Reggie Perkins,
Ricky Marrison, Larry Ayers and
Jeff Jones, Optimist Club arotori-
ALSO, Kenny Green, Kathy Bur-
Cuntiniicd Oti Page Six
■Funeral services for Dr. W. K.
McGill, father of Dr. John C. Mc
Gill of Kiigs Mountain, were
conducted at 4 p. m. Wednesday
in the Clover A. R. P. church by
the Rev. David Bonner.
Burial was in Woodside ceme
tery in Clover.
Dr. McGill, sO, of 401 Bethel
street, Clover, died Monday night
in Kings Mountain hospital.
The son of the late John A. and
Amanda Whitesides McGill, Dr.
McGill was born on March 4.
1S92 in York county. He was a
graduate of Erskine college and
the University of Maryland Medi
He was a member and past
president of the Y'ork County
Medical Society and was an ac
tive member of the H. R- Sur-
gc^ons. He was an elder in the
Clover A. R. P. church for many
years and had served as a trus
tee for Erskine college. He was
on the Clover city council and the
York County Board of Selective.
He was a member of the Ameri
can Academy oi General Practice
Survivors include his wife,
Mrs. Elsie Sullivan McGill; one
JaagiUer, Mrs. Phillips Tinkler of
Greenwood, S. C.; two sons, Dr.
John C. McGill of Kings Moun
tain and Dr. Kenneth McGill of
Chattanooga, Tenn., and the Con
go in Africa; 14 grandchildren;
one sister, Airs. Harold Flanagan
of Hendersonville, X. C.; one
brother, Jamcg Blakely McGill
of Smyrna, .S. C.
A son, Dr. W. K. McGill Jr.,
preceded him in death.
Active pallbearers were LCiRoy
Barnett. Frank McEKvee Jr.,
James Dickson, Dr. Floyd Par
rish, Carylyle McGill and James
Wesctmoreland. Honorary pall
bearers includixi Dr. E. A. Per
ry. Dr. l^ruce Elliott, members
of the York County Medical So
ciety and elders in the Clover A.
R. P. cliurch.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to Dunlap Orphan
age. Brighton, Tenn.; Erskine col
lege, Due West, S. C.; or the
Clover A. R. P. church.
First Baptist Church Will Burn
Note 12 Years Alter Construction
The congregation of First
Baptist church, Kings Alountain,
■m )ve(i in‘o a nc'wl>-vomplc'-:t'd
building the first Sunday in June,
This Sunday, June 4, 11:00 a.
rh., a service of dedication will be
held, and a copy of the paid-in-
lull note will be burned, marking
the retirement of th' debt for
the chur.'h building and 'grounds.
Taking pari d\ir:ng the morn
ing will bo memberij of the ori
ginal building commitlco, Rev.
B. L. Raines, former pastor of
First Baptist church, who will
deliver the aermon d dedioatian
and Rev. Rolwi t Alann of Boone,
a former pastor.
Scones of activity in the church
will be shown on slides, and an
exhibit of articles and notes of
interest 'oncoming the life ■ af
the church durim: the past 12
years Is being assembled.
Former members and other
friends of the chuivh are invite'd