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Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
V 0 d a 7
VOL 83 No. 26
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, June 29, 1972
PRICE TEN CENTS
4th Celebration Starts
Sunday; Firms Set Holidays
A cily-witie church service on
Suiulay evening and a patriotic
ceremony <*n Mon.lay al'lernoon
will launch the community’s ce
lebration ul Independence Day.
The pre-July llh celebration
is under sponsorship- of the city
ivcroaliuii department and will
1)0 held at liie Community Center
on Cleveland Avenue.
Itev. Pasciial Waugh, pastor O: |
Central UmteJ Methodist church,^
will deliver llie Sunday evening,
sermon at 7:30 p.m. and Senator^
J. Ollie Harris of Kings Moun
tain will make the patriotic ad-j
drc.ii on Monday allernoon at
4:15 p.m. !
Other ministers and congrega-;
lions pai'tuipaling in the wor-^
ship will include Uov. Frank 1
Cluiiv'y of I'emple Uaptist chuich,
wuo will give the invocation; Dr.
t haru i i:.awaras of Doyce Me-1
nioiial AKP church who will say;
the welcome; Kev. tlugene Land
of Second Daplist church who
will give the response; Rev. Da
vid Kime of Oak View Baptist
(iun\)i who will read he sevip-
ture; Rev. Russell Fitts of Uelh-
leliem diurch who wiH
bevelling prayer; and Rev. Robert
Fllicklin of Faith Baptist church
who will p.onounce the bcuielic-
tion. Rev. Harry Vance of Fast-
side Baiitist church will iniro-;
(luce the ministers on tin* pro
gram and Rev. Kdw*n C.iriScoe
of Fast Cold Wesleyan church
will introduce the speaker.
B. S. Feeler, baiiloiu*, wi.i . ing
"I Walked Today Whoic Jc.-^us
Walked” and a w'omen's trio
compostMl of Miss Pam MoCall,
.Miss Debbie Burns and Mrs.
Evelyn Chambers will sing
“Why." Siiecial musie will \yo
presented by the Junior Choir
of Mount Zion Baptist church
and Combined Choirs from Grace
.Metho<Ust and Macedonia Bap
tist churches will sing the an
them, “God Bless Our Land.”
Bob Cushion will be accompan
ist for the special music and
will also play a prelude of piano
music before the service.
David Lucas, trumpeter and
Bob Cashion, jiianist, will open
the Monday afternoon program
with “Battle Hymn of the Re
public” after wliich Kov. M. L.
Campbell, pastor of Adams Cha-
|)ei Metliodist church, will say
CevUinued On Page ‘Eight
Ru'hanI Groeno, principal of
Ncrtli .sThooI, was in.S'lalleti as
p.'csident of Ihe King.s Mounlain
Li.ms club Tue.sday niglit.
.Mr. Greene suWeeds Dave Saun
Ollier new officers include
Charlie Blanton, first vice-jresi-
dent; S’ill Bare>. second \ii'c-irrca-
ide:it; Jim Downey, third vice-
presidmit; George Tlmmasson,
treasurer; C. Y\ Barry, Tail TwDl-
er; Tim Gladden, Lion Tamer;
and Edwin M.wn', Kay Holmi‘s,
and C. A. Allison, dliriKdors.
IMi'mbors of the civic club met
for a dinner meeting at the Coun
'SPEAKER — Senator J. OlUe
Harris w 11 moke the oddress
at a community-wide patriotic'
program Mondcry afternoon at
tho Community Center.
Fetes Are Listed
Kings Momilain area citizens
will celebrate Indcjxmdence Day
af r^iv outings planned in the
utvitlay. > -
r ri‘y recreation department
h ’; planned a full day of activi-
Ik i at the Community Center
aiKl Parlio an-d Oak Grove Fire
Department will be the sjene of
all-day acliv'ities for families and
At h’ast tw'o private clubs have
sdieduled July -Ith events for
numbers and guests.
Lake 'M lUonia 'Jlub, Inc. has
scheduled a bauibecue at 5:30 p.m.
at tho picnic area at the lake
and tickets may be obtained lo
cally from Charlie Blanton at
Kings Miountain Drug Company,
Wilson Griffin at Griffin Drug
Compaiiy and Gearge B. Thomas-
.son at $2 for adults and $l for
tiiildren. Tuesday sporting events
lx:gin lat 2 p.m. with shuffleboard,
tennis, horseshoe pitching and
swiimmin^ on tap, announces
Club I'lresident Ciiarlie Blanton, j
Kings Mountain Country eluh
members and gut.sts* will lei»-ofi
on the gclf course at 10 a/m. with
gvlfing ‘arranged for adults and
thi'Klren. Picnic lunch will ibe
.'•pread “bem'alh the ‘big'tree” at
noon and swimming comix'tition
w'ill get underway at 4 p.m. Sup-
I>t»r will be .served at the poolside
at 6 p.m. Mrs. Sam Rchinson,
Lliuirman cf the atrrangements
committee, remfinds that re.serva-
tions for Die evening pi’cnic
should be made by noon Saturn
The July Ith celebration at the
Community .Center opens at 10
a.m. wllli a Field Day of activi-
ti(*s planned for young and old
alike. Events are schedule<l at
P ividson Park and Deal Street
Kecreation Diiroctor Rw Pear-
sr>n said a dance for tecMis will
be held from 7 until 11 p.'m. Tues
day evening at tJie Community
The Oak Grove Volunteer Fire
IX'oaTt.rnent i; siMnsoring an all
day July Fourth celebration Tues
day at the fire department.
Activities will begin at 10 ajm.
and the day’s evenU will be cli-
m.;ixed by an au'.li.m at 6 p.m.
Coniinued On t-age Sight
At 23 Plants;
Kings Mountain readied for the
annual Independence Day holi
day—for many a week.
To bt'gin a week’s holiday this
weekend are majority of Kings
Mountain area textile employees.
For many, the week’s holiday
starts on Saturday, with treks to
vacation spas planned. 'Many
firms have announced they are
making vacation payments.
Two exceptions are Dujplex-In-
ternational and Kinder Manufac
turing Company, w^hi^li have an
nounced they will be closed two
days only—ot\ Monday and Tues
To begin week’s holidays this
weekend are Kings’ Milla, K
Mills Ideal Hosiery , Gay Hosiery',
L & L ll-osiery, Lin-Tcx, Park Yarn
Mills, Mauney Mills, .Mauney ilos-
icry 'Mills, Carolina Throaving
Company, Park Varn iMills, Sadie
C-c-tten Mills, Oxfc'. d Industries,
'Jurlington Industries, Carlton
Knits, Neis(X), Carolina Throwing
CTcmpany, Minette Mulls, Bar-Ray,
Grover Irvduotrics, Cleveland Pro
ducts, BVD Corporation (Craft-
spun Yarns) and Si^ectrum.
Em:pl-oyees of the WindiQg De-
l>artment of Spoctru-m will return
to work Ju'ly 7th while other em
ployees will vacation uivril July!
i;)th. Crailspun Yarns w ill be;
open Saturday for inventory tak ‘
ing, sard Personnel Manager Kyle
Smith, and will resume oiX'ra-
tions on July 10th after plant
vaications. Dick Slianey, personnel
mar>.iger of Carolina Throwing
Conupany, said tliere may be
some limited operation at the
Firms announcing they are
making vacation p^iymenls are
Spectrum Ito erai4oyeco who
have been with the firm since
Nc/V. 1); CrafLspun; Kinder Man
ufacturing; K Mills; Kings Mills;
Mauney Interests; Neiseo; Siidic
Mills; Oxford Indusirics; Burling
ton Indus-lries; and Carlton Knits.
GRADUATE — Thomas Preston
McAbee« son of Mrs. Russell Mc-
Abcc cl Kings Mountain and
the late Russell McAbee. has
received his Bachelor of Fine
Arts degree from Eait Carcllna
University. Over 2100 graduates
recc vod iheii degrees Tick-
len Stodium in Gtconvilley N. C.
McAbcc is married to the for
mer Rcba Baucom of Gastonia.
Die h Wreck
Final Rites Conducted Saturday
For Mrs. John Martin Patterson
Funeral rit(?s for Mrs. John:
Miitin I’atter.':on, S8, wore con-1
ducted Saturday aflornoon at Sj
p m. from her home at 301 West
Her I ast r, Kev. Charles Ed-
wartls, pastor of Boyce 'Memor
ial ARP churdch, ofiddated at
the final rites, and interment was
in Mountain Rest cemetery.
iMrs. Patterson, widow of John
Martin Pa'tterson, died at 9:30
a.m. Friday in the Kings Moun
tain hospital following dcclinnig
health for several years.
The former .Miss Rolierta Si-
monton, she wa« the daughter
of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
R. Simonton. Her husband died
Christmas Day 1950. She was a
native of Fairfax County, South
She was a member of Boyce
Memorial ARP church.
Surviving are her son, Mal(x)m
Patterson of Kings Mountain;
two daughters, Miss Marian Pat
terson and Miss Leone Pa'tter-
4>on, both of Kings Mountain;
and one sister, Mrs. E. A. Har-
rili (Kf pt'catur, Ga.
Active pallbearers were liar-
Club To BnUd
'Lake Montonia Club, Inc. has
aw'arded contract to build a new
caretakers’ house to Audley Tig-
nor, and construction is expected
to begin soon.
Cost of the new house is esti-
matcMJ to be $13,500..
In a rt'j>()rt lost(X'khoIdersithis
week, President Charlie Blanton
noted that renovation and repairs
have btvn made to the public
bathrooms at the lake, to the
dressing moms and sliding board
and all piers damaged during
winter have lK»en repaired. A new
clock is to be installed and the
grounds committee is working on
some neiKied now equipment
President Blanton reminded
,thai tickets for the July -Ith 'bar
becue may be purchased by mem
bers for their ;iamilies and friends
at $2 per adult and $1 iK*r child
from Warren Harmon, Don
Crawford, George Thomasson,
Pat Tignor, Wilson Griffin.
Whitey Whitesides, Ken Kiser.
Bob How’ard, Neill Carson or
from Kings Mountain Drug Com
Mrs. Grace Teseniar and Mrs.
Martha Ware have returned
from a week’s trip- to Stanley
Home Pnxlucts home office con
vention in Westfield, .Massachu
They also toured the Pennsyl
vania Dutch Country which was
hit by Hurricane Agnes. They
were held up in Pennsylvania
for two days because of the
The two Kings Mountain wo
men were among a group of 33
Stanley Home PnKluets ropre-
Tw'o Camp Lojeunc M.iiincs en-
route to Anderson, T on oj
W'ekend pa.;s wo:e kilh d shortl> i
afiei’ midnight I'ndaN night I
when tlu'v apparentv 1 sr «’nntr »’]
of tlieir car on I-S5 South and
hit tho re.st area sign near the
Dixoii road exit. j
Assistant Coroner Bennett Mas-i
tens s.iid tlio b^xlies of Pvt.!
Charles Ran.lolph B.adley, 22, oI j
Arhtetr4)TT, S. C./ and Pfc. Bar H
F. Baliiday, 19, of NxshvHIe, |
I'enn., were found by a pas-ing;
nu torist at 6 a.m. Saturday |
morning. Medical Examiner oai.nl
ivcbin.son e.<timaied ilie b dh.. |
had been on tho s.ene fur a'jou
si.', hours. !
Highway Patrolman J. R.
! Reid said he w'us unable to deier-
mine who the driver of the car
was. Be said Bradley s bjd\‘ was
abaut 25 feet from l!ie rear of
the car and Balliday^s ilx> Iy was'
)Mlf-lrap|X‘d under the car. Reid
.said Hie wreck wa.s apparently
caused by the driver losin.r con
trol cf Hie car, running off the
right of the road, sfrikuT!: a i>Ool
on a road .■sign and overturning
dtrwm a slight embankment sev-
Harris Funeral llonie .shipped
Bradley’s body to AikUt.awi, S. C.
for burial Tuesday aftern(K>n and
Balliday's body to Na.'hville.
Tenn. lor burial on Wednesday.
Bradley is the sen of ►nd
Mrs. Hal])}! Bradley of .Vnderson,
.S. C. and is al.^o .survived by a
sister, Donna Elaine.
Baliiday is the sun of Mr. and
Mrs. Floyd M. Baliiday of Nosh-
viile. Be is also survived by two
bralha^s and two sisters. .
Fez July 13
A liearing has been .set for July
13 'in (L.s;rict court fur .Michacd
•"(\o Lee. who is charged with
a-.‘^.luJting a King; .Mountain
wi.rnan with iniOjit to commit
l.ce, region su:;c: in’endent o'.
'hC' C. pDivm -ystsin. h:e' iTeen
AV cJT'ed Iro-^i li s j >b pen ling
t,ie out me of an invos'igatian
■by Li'. Ja-Tie-White', ares a-Imin-
istraior for Hie, C.' prr-:'>n .sys-
Lee, 30, is chargesi in a wt"-
ranl l.ruen ;'Ul by H.oert E. iHefi)
VV'ic eiu'r of Inb S^u1h Piedmont
Avenue. Tlie warrant charge-
Loo wit'u -a;.* lulling Wic^ner’s
w.io, Bertha Kay VVie.seiier, 21.
Oil June 13 vviili the intent to
•ravish and cMrtially know her.”
n p/li.c rc'por’s. Lee
and t!i(' Wic.so le.r. li:id a'unicUd
a parly at iiie li -me of Mrs. J^jc
.•\nn .\i‘D:jniel c: Kings .Mountain
cn June 18. William K:»por, Kings
Mniniain police* captain who
‘•-eived the warrant, said the al
leged ineident look place “during
and after the party.”
Dr. White said he wa.s iastruct-
ed by N. C. prUon commissioner
!.<'<* Bounds to invcntiga'te the hi-
cid(*:U a personal inatici.
•'Whether Major Leo wins or
lc.s<‘s iiis Timinal ca.so is no con-
co n ol our.-," sa'd Wliiie. “Wc
are concerned only with deor-
niining vviietner his conduct wa.-
lx**:*: PTing a man in our dep'art-
Lee is free under $1,000 bond.
To Close Feurth
V.'.iile m-ij >rity ot busTiies-ses
w.di ;:e J - ad f u Hie Independ-
eme Day ’ hoLda: Tue-riay,
there will be a fe.\ c:: options.
B niii-lect-r ihip: .- Market
anrl Winn-Dixie v\»JI be open,
1h)U.;''i Asr (‘.\i)e. Is to (d isc.
D ug .'^fj.rr's have anMsun'od
vi.'yi! I .s.hoiules K::i.:s Meun-
lain.' rug C)Jii;iany uiil be
t.'.cn Ir. :n 10:3!. a.m. to 6 p.m.,
(L din Drug Stoie will offer
pri .-;)tion .^t'rvice on call,
while Medical Piiarmacy will
ho open on regular .scncd'ule.
.'Untadiee; Pharmacy wall be
c.po'i frem 2 to 6 p.m.
Furnhure firm.s with the ex
ec piini of .MlMnnii Furniture
will be clc-cd on Tucsi-iy. ZMc-
Ciinnis v\ill ekx;e both Tue.'Hlay
and Wetirie.sdiy ni'crniiig. The.'ie
F.ms . u.s < marily close on We<l-
n( - lay alienKK>n.
K.n,',:; Mounlain Postoffice
and City nair"offia*s will be
closed on dueoda}'.
■ v; ly night a rc'drcl
n! i;i:2-73 totaK.ag
ii ca e vjf SH 1,953
•: 1 r me fi.Kal year
••jijii al 'D rot the
a ■ •*. •'» ro'z'r.i 'er
h Third Week
The R< V. C.Ius naye.s, 73. c
3C,"; E. Lnn St., S'lcljy, died a
11:30 'p.'in. Wednesday in Heve
land .\Iem »r:al hospital Xollouin;
iw J-Aeok illness.
Tv\d Kings Mountain men sus
laiwied minor injuries when the
cars wdiieh they weie driving coT,
lideii Tue.sday morning at tlu* 'in- j
ter.'^i’ction of Clev(*land .Avenue'
and Liinvood Road. I
Ac. ording to palbe report.?, |
Gevige .M t.i e. (19, of R;:uie 2,1
Kings .Mountain, wa-; driving a ;
1903 I‘‘ord whdi ran tlie stop'
light at the intersection and
struck a lOi'l riymuuth driven by
.Maiden Jackson Coleman, 2‘i, of
IDO.h First Street.
ILth wtTe treited fir injuries
at Kings .Maintain
Invodigaling officer ^)b Bayes
■("^hmateil damage.s al 750 to
(hjleman's car and $550 toi
A native of Cleveland County,
lu: was the son of Dhe late Mr.
and .Mrs, Ihcniaa Bayes.
He was a .salesman i ir the Bi
ble House in ChaihcU' '.md a for
mer pasl.jj- of .Midpine; Baptiist
ehunh in King - Mountain.
Be is survived by his widr/w,
Liil.an Ca>per ilayi's; two son^.
A'illiani Ilaye-'. of
and Jes-de Have..; of King> .Moun
tain; live daughters. Mrs. Dwiglit
P(Avell. Mrs. Harvey Kale. Mi>;.
Otto Pniitt. and T-Y.s. Rita Conte,
all of Shcl’oy and Mr.-;. Grady
.Paugham of Sacramento, Calif.;
iw» brullicrs, Kevo;'. Hayes of
Path, S. thiee si.sters, Mrs. Lu
na L vvrance, Mrs. Wade M
Dwani and Mia. Odt'.v^a Barrett,
all of Shelby; 19 grandcliildrcn
and H) great grandchildren.
Funeral .sc*rviees were conduci-
ed Saturday at 4 p.m. at .Mission
ary .Mcl'hcdisl (iluiiih of Shelby
by the Rev. J. R. Howe, the Rev.
G’-ady Lemmons and the Rev.
Pat . is .M v uriy. Burial was in
Boys are cooking and sowing
and girls are working in the shop
al. Central Junior high sch<K>l.
.\o. It isn’t a M'omen’s Lib pro-
je.*; hut the third week of sum-i
nier l^earning Camp for 114|
youngsters ages 12-14 enroRed
in a tivc-weok program which
end^■ July 18.
“W'e're learning a lot and hav
ing fun", is how one young man
dcs! ribes the [cur-hour cive-days
a- week morning activities.
And, the 10 instruftors, appar
ently are enjoying themselves,
Joe Butcher, of Washington,
D. C., with the Education Deparl-
ni *!it of HFW, visiting here this:
week, said he is highly impressed'
witii Kings Mountain's program
whieii has a vocational oriented
Fayetteville ' curriculum. The 10 teachers from
'across tlie state who observed^
I lh(* program several weeks ago
land the 40 teaeliers from the|
j Kings .Mountain district who are
lobserving for two weeks also-
I praised tlie program and expres-;
I sed themselves as pleased to have
i the opiK'i’tunity to participate.
! T’lu' classes are in social liv- ■
The city's ten.ilively adopted
li"-; rcpriatio i o. $23f''.8()] foi cai;ii- :
tal dim, ti'i'ini imjir >\ements for ;
fi.s.’al I5f3 imludea |
1) a new (leclrieal sub-station |
t • 'jc Ic.’au'd on York Road, e.gi-j
mated ta*t SI G,.500.
2i rw-> garbage packers and
trash truck, critimaleJ east
3i -\ew fire truck and pumper,
estimated er.-il S3>\603.
4) Fire departrru'nt ladders and! tem
ether equipment $3500.
5i Eeciu.sticai improvements Jo
the community co.nter building
$.50tX) and mini-park develop
ment in residential awas $250f).
6i Baekhoe, dump truck and
mower for ('cinelery department
!Id be purciia.sed from cemetoiy
department perpetual care fund,
net in'cluded in ha.sic capital ap
propriation ) Stl,95u.
7> Police departm(*nt, three cars
$0000. Region C equipment $30-X).
81 Billing machiiu* $20,f>>)0.
9) Twenty-five hydrants S55')0,
500-fect of slx-inoh pipt* $9000.
valves and meter bo.xes $828.75.
25 valves $2250, water pump $o50,
10) Curbing, gutter, paving
$85,000, t ) highway ? .'mmi.ssiion _
L-r P'jrtion of share m Can.sici '
street unprovomen- $5955. sign- :
pipe $1275, ’rurk $2(X)<), aign-
making mateiial $2000. (Anothei j
$45,000 is in the s’rwt depirt-i
ment app^ropriatiion for re-surfac- I
For Mrs. Cash
If or sear
By MAR'nN HARMON
The city canvnisd in tentaiively
ad ptc 1 Led i<
l>udge: f: • :r;
o^ er th(? bu:lg
which end:-. l i
The CO .uni:
$ltK) valuation. ■ '.o rn'e ‘‘'h- 'i
has prevailed f ■. t ht
“This budget is dc 'gnel to
meet thi* needs oi every cMy de
partment in eontinu! , the pro
gram o: pro.’res.s for the total de-
veit p.ment cl Kings Mountain,”
.Mayor Jciin Henry Mais com-
meniod, as he cuHined the pro
visions of the budget estimate.
Principal inenase in revenues
derives from upward /xroje.I.onG'
cl sale (.r utilities, including in-
V )me L'om th.o water and sewer
.^^ystem of S17e.lD0 (vs. .$138,380),
from the electric arvl :>ower .-'y.?-
$667,800 (\s. $532,026), the
^'itural ga.s system $5<;‘1,900 (vs.
$-111,278) anci due fu ai otiiicr
funds $6686,310 (vj. SG;^,G.37).
Tin* tentative oudgei itn;lies
a five p('reont '*vage increisi* f, r
all city employee-;, the effe.tive
date to be set when the budget
is finally imsidered for adoption
in late Juh.
Ciher invome in.dude
the city’s sha.x* of the one* per
cent state .sales lax, e.sUni.'Hed
a $97,344 (vs. $59.310). and in
crease in state ga.rolim' tax fr‘-m
the Po'.vrll Bill, virtually d mbied
to Sl(^,521. (Powell Bill funds re
bated to the cities cfleetive July
1 were legislated by the 1J71
One budget appropria*' ii ii
less, for debt servf?e, an-fTi .le.d-
ing the diy’s $170,000 per year
imarti/.ation of bi-.’di'l indr'.l-
cdJiess. The new year s inl(*rc.;t
oill Will be* $193,.500. t ;mpa:-ed to
$2 tJ.Go'X) in fi.'-al ‘72.
The return fr.m intTca^md tax
I valuation,:; $Ti,600,119 ^ (indi-
I ; :P.ed) w :uld r< turn on lOO i*or-
; on estimate of
diOiLs during the
Cash. 69. of
daughter of tlie
Mrs. Thomas \V.
ing, eommunirations, vocational
lab. personal services and recrea
tion. and in adiition all students
take field trips to local imlus-
Iries to see the job opportunities
that are available.
.Mrs. Annie Belle
Rt. 3, died at 2:30
in Kings .Mountain
low'ing an iHne^s
A native of Hall County
.She was the
late .Ml*, and
She is survived by her hus
band, Me!\in Cash; four daugh
ters, Mrs. A. V. Davis and Mrs.
William Blanton of Shelby. .Mrs.
Marvin Wrr-y of Black.-burg, S.
C. and .Mrs. Lawrt*n(‘e R.van of
Rockville, .Md.; five sons. Howell
Cash of Shelby. Paul Cash of
Char’otte, Herman. Chester and
Kenneth Cash of Kings .Moun-
Dr. Edward A. .8teimle, a LuHi-
eran and pri.\‘'es.sor at Ujvion The-o-
logical seminary in New A’ork.
will he tlie speaker for thr(*e
ni iiHi*: beginning Sunday en tlu*
Prct(*st:uU Hour radio broaJva.sl
WK.MT King.s .Mountain will
hicadva.-t the scrie.s at 6:30 p.m.
eavh Sun'da>. ,
All young peoi'lo enrolled are, tain; six sisters, Mrs. T. A. CasI
of Bra.selt(m, (Ja., Mrs. Cleo p('p
|K'rs of Bxiford, (4a., .Mrs. Hill
Kdmonds<'n of Kings Mountain,
Mrs. Kn'd Kiehards, Mrs. Tom
Ledford and Mrs. Sam .Mull, all
of Shelby; two brothers. Homer
Pheagin and Grover Pheagin.
b(»th of Kings .Mountain; 20
grandchildren aiul thn'c grand
Funeral servic’es were conduct
ed Tuesday at 1 ji ni. at El Be-
progj'am will ho oonlinued agahi'thel Fnited .Methodist cluirch by
rising s(*venth and eight graders
I in tho school system.
! Central Junior High Principal
' Fred Withers is director of the
I federally-funded program wdiich
I <*mploys eight teaclu'rs. a libra-;
1 rian, a counselor, and some part-
i lime workers.
I Sai(i Mr. Withers. ‘‘Our stu-
j dents are (jiiitt* pnmd of wlial
i they're accomplisliiiig in learn
ing lab and we’re hupo ul this
! (ent coiloetions
! :he city nud.rcl
1 90 percent coJic
1 lisvai year,
i .Appro-priaion*? are greiter for
j all (..tiler dc}>arlments, one of the
’ mai.;r 'ine lioing l!ie i[k»live de-
' ; arlme:.;. up inm "$13.5,250 to
$687,229 and reflecting the c»>rn-
mi.-i.'NiGn's pru r do(i'i.)n to em-
i ;;lo.s .sevmi additional offkei-s
tsiN have been ( iiii'loyel to dab*)
j to pr..\ ide two-man patrols dur-
' ing night hcur.s.
I Capital impr ivements ore ‘rmd-
’ :e!cd al aliou! $3i),0(.K') more than
' in the year ending Friday.
I Ollier departmiemal spending
• Cemetery department, $21,5(30
: \T. SIV.OOO.
j Admini.-rraiA'c department $65,-
215 v.;. $5(:-,JS0.
' Sanitarv dcp.vrtment $101,000
' -.rer il€*par'.menl $167,0(X) vs.
, Fir(* dcjiartment $50,100 vs.
General riepartmont $220,185
: vs. $191.3.52.
Re.reatio.i department $51,921
Mr.;. C. L. Blavk. underwent
rurgj'ry Wednesday mornrcT Tn
the King^ Mountain li<»spital
whore .she remains a patient.
old Plonk, Gilbert Patrick, Thorn-! sontativos who. made the trip
ton Harrill, Caswell Taylor, Jr.,
Norman McGill and Wendell
72-73 Privilege License Same
As Has Prevailed Several Years
By MAR'nN HARMON
The city c'mmission, on reeom-
mendatii n of a study winmittee
Hialred by- CommI ^^ioner W. Sei-
more Eiddix, adapted VV’tMlne^day
night the same privilege H’cnse
Rnhedule for fiscal 1973 as it has
been for seve'*al year;;.
In a le".tal farmalit'>, the
m .'sion also adoptc'd an interim
hudirot a}>pn>priation ordinance
to provide for city otK’raii ms un-
tiil Ihe iK'w yoar’.s budget is fiji*
alls' ad with <»jK'rations au-
thorizi'd at the pame lc\(*l of
with Mr. and Mrs. Herb Krick.
Marshall Taylor was driver fori s^xuiding as in 1971-72.
the trip. I The commission also voted to
''utcr in)'' a coojicrative agree-
'V'ut witli K n.gs .Moun'ain Re-
d'\ el’pment Commission for the
C'oshT ''treet area urban rer'»w-
a) p: *e ’t. Ihe agre''n':ent dr.aib-
(he city’s ca.sh or “in kind” share
of Hu* c -I.
'l lie eommi.S'ion ol ;> amondcil
Hie 1971-72 budg(*t ordin'inee
ridlt'vt variaticnv from KsTImates
of exiMMuHture-; ami invmie made
l ist July. The anuMulei fiscal
1972 lmdg<M totaloi .$3,973,694.
Mayor John Henri Moss noUh)
that jir tj<%'tions of esf imatwl util-
itU’s reivipts for tlu* year to end
Friday were only $3185 "long”.
Mrs. Be.'Sie Wells, 7.5, of Rt.
L died at 11 p.m. Wednesday at
Ihe Kings Mounlain hospital af
ter an (‘xt('nde<l il'iu'.ss.
.'^iu' was the daughter (W Ihe
late Mi. and .Mrs. 'I'humas Mc
Clure and !h(' wife of Hie late
James Hunter W'l'lls.
Snrvi\<»r< include two sons.
Fro I V\’ells and James K. Wells
hf)th of Kiirg;; .Mountain: one
daughter. Mis. James Gaultney
of Kings Mountain; eight grand
children; and nine great grand-
Funeral services were at Be
thany ARP Chur'h where she
was a meni.'cv, Friday at I p.m.
with the Rev. ibavid Kime of
ficiating. Burial was in the
C. L. Black ri'nidTris quite ill
in tlu* Kings .M uinlain hospital
wliert* he has heon_a patient
fur sjme time.
the Rev. E. L. Murpliy and the
Rev. Frank Blalock. Burial was in
the church remeit'ry.
Active pallbearers were Jack
Kaker, Howard $u*<*fford, Robert
Kale. Dean Costner, Llody Clark
and Fred Tate.
Both \V‘>odrow' W. Laughter,
city building in.-«)ci.tor, and his
as.sls.aiu G(H)rge Raines, arc* pj-
Hents in Kings Mauiiiain hospi
Mr. Laughter is repertod be
surfering a kidney ailment,
but the nature of Mr. Raine3 ill-
nc:.=: had not been learned.
Ex-Drug Addict, Now Minister
Details Experiences, Conversion
By ANNE JAMES HARMON
‘•Why da >ouivg }x*ople turn to
drug'^ alvOlu’l and illicit sex’.*’’
To Vincent fiuerra. former driG
addict who Kmnd h-is answer in
trust in Jesus Christ, tJiis is a
Speaking at B^'yce ?,Iemorial ^
ARP Church's Bi'ble School Tues-
day evening. Guerra said, “The^e i
are .symptoms of the prohlen* !
vs'hich ni^ay stem f.T»m pc('r pres-1
.sure, parental hypoiricy or the !
universal need lor Iwe, identity !
and security.” j
Tjaeing bus ow n Ufe story from ■
gang warfare in the Italian .stM*- >
tor of Br^n^klyn’.s asi>halt jungle
tian conversion, tho ministrv and
c'unr(*U:ng. wt.rk in Christian
mental health in Fior: la, the
author of The Turning Point and
Kcoke(?. or> God stated that mari
juana is one of the ni vt danger
ous drugj on the m arket t'xl \ •.
“I can give y>u 89,090 Teamni
for this sfatoment." These reas
ons. he pointed out, waue the
Sd.iXX) hard-e re ad.ticts in jiLst
one section of oi'e borrough of
New York City. tliree-.'Tarths of
w'hom .startl'd with marijuana.”
The young minister sinxssed
that ChTit ti mity can lead nx'n
into all truth, and said, “It re-
ve.il'^' life and h'W to live it,
ik'aih a:ui how to prei>are for it,
I and an ambition t.i bei'ome a
! racketeer, through drug addiction, j eternity and how to receive it,
piusliluliou and crime to a CJiris-' (fontinued on Page Eight)