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VOL 83 No. 27
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, July 6, 1972
PRICE TEN CENTS
Home Building Record High For Six Months Period
Secondary Road Projects Approved
I a stu*
TO CAROUX^ic — Eugene Me-
Clean, son of Mrs. loma Mc
Clain, will attend the Univers
ity of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill in the fall os a freshman
student. A 1972 graduate of
Kings Mountain high school, be
was president of the Art club,
a member of the school coimcil
House of Representatives, active
in Health Careers club band,
French club. Science club and
Arthur W. Williams of Char
lotte, a Kings Mountain native,
has been elected an officer by
directors of North Carolina Na
He becomes a credit officer in
the Charlotte regional credit
Williams joined NCN'B in the
summer of 1970 aifter graduating,
from the University of North
Carolina at Charlotte.
He is a 1961 graduate of Lin
coln High School in Bessemer
City and attended Gaston Col*
lege for two years. He was stu
dent council president in high
school and received the out
standing Student Award while at
(Williams’ promotion becomes
effective July 1.
COURSE FOR TEACHERS
“Methods and Materials For
Exceptional Children” an ex
tension c*ourso offered by Appa
lachian State University, bc^an
Monday and will continue
throu;^h July 14 in the Cleve
land County Office Building
Auditorium. Classes for teach
ers arc being held from 2 pjn.
until 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday and cost of $50 plus a
$10 registration fee.
Vicky Lou Rliea, age tth'ree, and
William Perry Davis, Jr., age
four, were crowned King and
Queen otf the Oa>k Grove Volun-
t(*or Fire Dejiartment Fourth od
July celobration Tuesday.
Yeung Miss Rhea is the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rhea
and young Davds is the son ot
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Davis, all of
the Oak Grove community.
I On 144 Moie
Phillips Development Coipora*
tion will shew 30 new homes at
a 'puiblic open house this weekend
and has begun construction ot
144 more in North Woods Sub-Di
vision ofif Groves street.
Project Manager Roger Osmenl
said Mayor John H. Moss will pre
side Qt openingfestivities Sun
day afternoon sit^ p.m. and visit
ors will be Invite to register for
free household appliances to bt
given away to lucky ticketholriers
as part of the promotion.
.T^e new homes will be open
Saturday, Sunday and Monday,
said Mr. Osment, for public in
Mr. Osment said several fami
lies are occupying handsome
new homes in the development
which boasts three and four bed
room rairoh style, spHit-level and
■yisement dwellings of stick-and-
■jrick, no pre-tab, first quality
“We’re quite proud dJ our
hoTtres”, saM Mr.' Oament, “awl
invite die community to ss#
Phillips Constnfctton Company
is also building a 100-unit apart-
mont conuplex off 1-85 on Fred
rickson street and several units
have been completed, said Mr.
Osment. Workmen are bnsy re
building the apartments razed
by fire several months ago, and
work is progressing well on the
rebuilding, said Osment.
L. S. 'Mims, associate lay leader
of the Gastonia District of the
Methodist Church, wiill fill the
pulpit Sunday morning at 11
o’clock at Grace Methodiist
iMr. Mims will speak In the ab
sence of Rev. C. Bush, wl>o is
Mr. Mims, a member of St.
John’s United Methodist church
of Gastonia, is rnanager of 'Belk’s
Bargain 'Basement in Gastonia.
THE HERALD SPONSORS
FREE MOVIE DAY JULY 20
Gene Wilder is 'Willy Wonka”
in the delightful and magical
movie entertainment coming to
the JOY THEATRE, Kings
Mountain, one day only, Thurs
day, July 20. Admission is free
with couoon from this issue of
ON DEAN'S LIST
Sylvia Morris, junior student
at Western Carolina University
CuHK'Wheo and daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. F. O. Morris, was list
ed cn the dean’s list for tAe
"Peace One Way With Jesus
Christ” is the theme of youtih
pucgraims to be held on Saturday
afternoon at 4 and Tuesday eve
ning at 8:30 at First Baptist
Area young people are invited
to attend. Guest speakers wfill
'highl'ighit the program.
•‘Are you looking for the real
thing? Maybe, we cg^n help you
find what you’re looking for”,
says a spokesman.
Cleveland County has been a-
warded $109,897 by the State
Highway Commission to resur
face four sections of Highgway 29 ’
and Highway 216 between Kings
Mountain and Grover.
The resurfacing will be along
10.9 miles and wHl be composed
of bitumous concrete surface.
Cleveland County also received
more than $93,000 for secondary
road paving projects, including
rural road 2286 in the Dixon
No bids have been let for the
seoc-ndary road projects, but the
county has included 1.2 miles at
2286, running from the Dixon
School Road to the South Caro
lina state line.
Other secondary roads on the
1.7 miles otf secondary roads
1622-1623; .7 miles of S. R, 1523;
1.1 miles otf S. R. 1807; .2 miles
of S. R. 1^2; .1 mile of S. R.
2333; .8 mile of S. R. 1353.
Also included is a .7 mile seg-
metnt of S. R. 1423 for grading,
base and surfacing from S. R.
An $18,000 project will grade,
base and surface .15 mile of S.
R, 2330 from .1 mile east of High
way 226 and will widen the pave
ment on .9 nuile of S. R. 2093
from S- R. 2049 west.
■FT. LEAVENWORTH, KAN.
fAHTNC) JUNE 16 — Army
lieutenant Colonel William K.
Cockrell Jr., whose mother, Mrs.
Beatrice R. Cockrell, lives on
Cherry St., Grover, N. C., recent
ly completed the regular course
at the U. S. Army Command and
General Staff College, Ft. Lea
General William B. Rosson,
Commander In Chief of The U.
S. Army, Pacific, was the grad
uation speaker for the class of
1,268 U, S. Army, Navy, Marine
Corps and Air Force officers
and 95 allied officers.
The 10-month course at the
Army’s Senior Tactical school
prepares the students for duty
as commanders and as princi
pal general staff officers with
■the Army in the field from div
ision through Army group, and
at field Army support and thea
ter Army support commands.
The colleges primary objective
is to prepare selected officers for
duty in the field during wartime.
Emphasis is on the art of com
mand. The college also prepares
students to perform equally well
in such varied duties as opera
tional reseach and formulation
of military doctrine.
‘Lt. Col. Cockrell entered the
Army in 1956 and was last sta
tioned at F^t. Benning, Ga. He
holds the Air Medal, The Bronze
Star Medal and the Vietnamese
He is a 1051 graduate of Shel
by (N. C.) high school and a
1955 graduate of Clemson, S. C.
University, where he feceived
a B. S, degree.
His wife, Retta, was with him
at the Fort.
Twenty-seventh Jutiicial Ooojrt
has been suspended thifs week
in observance otf July 4.
Regular meeting of the city
board of commuissioners will
convene Monday night at 7:30
p.m. in council chambers.
Drowning AcdUent At S. C. Beach
Claims Life of Grover Youth, 18
An 18-year-oId Route 1, Grover
youth drowned while swimming
in the Hawaiian Holiday Motel
pool Sunday at Myrtle Beach, S.
Funeral services for Tony Le-
norda Bell, 18, otf Grover, will be
condU>3ted Friday afternoon at 3
pjm. from Long Branch Baptist
church of Grover, interment fol
lowing in the church cemetery.
Bell was employed at Minette
Mtllls in Grover. He was on vaca
tion at the bea-ch and adcordi-ng
to Myrtle Beach Police Depart
ment, he was aorompanied by a
friend at the time of the accident
The Myrtle Beach Fire Depart-
' ment answered the call at 5:43
p.m. and attempted to revive the
youth at the scene. They then
transported Bell to Ocean View
Memorial hospital where he was
pronounced dead on arrival.
Survivors include his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Bell; and one
brother, Todd Willie Bell, of the
Ttie body wnill be taken to the
home at 6 p.m. today by Enloe
Mortuary. It wtill be plated in
the bhurch at 1:30 p.m. Friday
where it will lie in state until
the funeral hour.
IN BAS^C I^JiINlNG ^ Bobby
F. Phillips, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Phillips of 207 North Dill-
ing street, has arrived in Or
lando, Fla. for basic training in
the U. S. Navy. A 1972 gradu
ate of Kings Mountain high
school, he joined the Navy via
the 90-day_ delay plan. He in
vites his friends and classmates
to write him: SR BobbyT. Phil
lips 243-88 2953 Co. 143 Recruit
Training Command Orlando,
Dies At 85
Mrs. Bessie Moore McClain, 85,
of rcute throe, died Monday aft
ernoon at 4:.30 p.m. in the Kings
Mountain hospifal after illness
■cf four months.
She was a member of Vestibule
AMEE Zion church and the Vocal
Surviving are her daughter,
Mrs. Ida Raseboro of Kings Moun
tain; her brother, Ru.sseli Moore
Ci Kings Mountain; two grand-;
ohiidren; and four great grand-1
Funeral arrangements, which
are incrimplete, will be announc
ed by'J. W. Gil'l & Son Fun<i:.T(aiS
WINS PROMOTION — Geor9'3 T. Goforth, left above, son of Mr.
ond Mrs. H. A. Goforth of route two, wos recently promoted to
the rank of Chief Warrant Officer (CW02) USN. Mr. Goforth is
presently assigned 0$ the message center operations officer at
Crystal Plaza Telecommunication Center in Arlington, Va. The
Telecommunicotion Center is a division of the U. S. Naval Com
munication Stotion, Washington, D. C. Mr. Goforth and his wife,
the former Rae Foils of Kings Mountain, currently reside in
Oxon HiU, Md.
•Numerous building permits |
For Bond Issue
School principals and person
nel ene busy ciTculating petitions
calling for a $2,5 million bond
issue election for December 9.
Bond attorne>*s forwarded the
formal petition to Supt. Donald
Jones yestenlay. The petition will
require the names of 487 citizens
otf the school district, 1/10 of the
qualified voters of the district.
1) a new $2 million junior high i
2) additions to East and West
3) a high .school auditorium
4) refurbishing of other plants
of the s>-stem
5) total kindergarten program
Text of the petition reads:
To The Oleveland County Board
We, the undersigned, being qua
lified voters of tlie Kings Moun
tain School District of Cleveland
County, respectfully petition and
(a) That pursuant to the pro
visions of Chapter 59, Public-Lo
cal Laws of North Carolina, 1935.
as amended by Chapter 205, Pub
lic-Local Laws, 1939, and Chaptei
1104, 1957 Session Laws of North
Carolina, and acts amendatoiy
thereotf and supplemental there
to, including diapter 1268, 1957
Session Laws and Chapter 1046,
1961 Session Laws, Tlie Cleveland
County Board of Education duly
made and entered an order on
February 24, 1960, creating the
Kings Mountain School District ol
Cleveland County, and by^ such
order defined the boumlarics ol
sard Kings Mountain School Dis
tTict otf Oleveland County as fol
MBEGrNiNING at the intersec
tion cf the Cleveland County-Gas-
tjon county line with the North
Carolina • South Carolina line,
thence west with the State Lino
to Buffalo Creek, thence north
with the Buffalo Creek to the
mouth of Season’s Creek, thence
up Beason’s Creek witli the old
No. 3 Township Special Si'hool
Tax District line to the mouth
otf Joiin MeSwain’s spring branch
at Buffalo Creek, thence North
with Buffalo Creek to a point in
Coleman Goforth’s farm due
west the south boundary of Wil
lis Williams’ farm, thence with
the northern boundary of the
Bryan Poston Farm to the Oak
Giwe-Stony Point Road, thenw
south with said road to Ja'mos
C. Turner's west boundary, thence
east to Muddy Fork Creek, thence
south to Persimmon Crci'k.
thence with said creek through
the farms otf .Toe A. Goforth, Cole
man Goforth, R. A. Ware, James
M. Lackey, J. L. Lackey, R. L.
Lackey, Lawrence Bell, H. A. Me-
Fbrland, touching the farm of
William Whetstine on the north
side, through the farms of R. L.
Plonk, (second tract) C. S. Plonk,
then east to the Gaston County*
(Continued On Page Five)
were issued by tht' city build^mg
inspector during the past week, j
Carroll D. Lee, of 303 Scotland
Drive, obtained a permit to build
a new utility building at estimat ;
j ed cost of $200. 1
I ri. E. White, director of the
Kings Mountain Redevelopment I
Commission, obtained a utility!
permit I'dt a sub-station, at esti- >
mated cost of $2500. |
W. K. Mauney, Jr. was issued
a trailer placement permit with
estimated cost of the
home at $3000.
Duke Pow'er Company obtained
two demolitio-n permits for build
ings at 404 and 404 Clinton Drive.
C. H. Houser was issued three
zoning ijormits for trailer place
ments in the mile perimeter area
on Pondenosa Street.
Faith Freewill Baptist, church
on Second street obtained an elec
Whites Need Home
For Pet Poodle
Gene White, redeveloi)ment
mobilei oommisFion director, .s(*eks"a new
home for his two-year-o-ld minia
ture black poodle.
The White famil’y brought the
poodle to Kin.gs Mdiihtain from
Rutherford County, has now ac
quired a cat who doesn’t take
fondly to dogs.
Mr. White’s telephone number
lA 10:15 a.m. fire Tuesday caus
ed c-onsiderable damage to the
mill workshop at Elmer Lumber
Sonny Peeler, an officer of the
contpany, saiid the exact amount
of da^mage and ihe cause of t)ie
blaze have not yet been deter
Peeler said the fire started un
derneath one of the madiines.
“WeTe in the process of mov
ing to a temporary building, but
it will be the first of next week
before (ho machinery will be
balck in use.” Peeler said.
Peeler predicted that it will be
about three weeks before the
w'crkshop will be repaired.
The Kings Mountain Fire De
partment extinguished the blaze.
Graveside services for the in
fant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Don Hensley w’ore c'onducted Wed
nesday aftenioon at 2 p.m. from
Patterson S])rings Ba])ti.si church
cemetery with the Rev. Julius
The child died Tuesday at 5
p.m. in Cleveland Memorial hos
Surviving other than the par
ents are her grandparents, Mrs.
Ruby Ledford of Grover and Clif
ton Ledford of Nebo; Mr. /nd
Mrs. Reese Htnisley of Gaffney,
S. C.; her great-grandmother,
Mrs. Walter Ledford of Shelby;
and one brother, James Donald
Hensley, Jr. of the home.
Kings MountanTs two savings
and loan associations paid quar
terly dividends this week total
ing $298,720.48, up sharply from
the totals paid both at Decern
ber 31 and March 31.
It was a record j>ayment for
both associations and reflects in
creases in total assets of savings
Kings Mountain' Siivings &
Loan association paid dividends
totaling 595,041.54 this week,
while Home Savings & L^an as-
stx-iation divi'denefs totaled $203,-
678.94 for the three month’s per
iod ending June 30.
Joseph R. Smith, executive offi
cer of Kings Mountain Savings &
Lean A.ssoc‘iation, said quarterly
dividond.s paid by his film were
up $5,024.54 from Tast quartei
and noted semi-annual payments
in the amount of $18o,o^.24.
Sunday evening worship ser\'-
ice will be held Sunday at 7:15
p.m. at Dixon Presb>tcrian
church wilii Rev. Robert W’ilson
to deliver the sermon.
Tony Bell, 17. Dies In Car Crash
In Ebenezer Community Saturday
Only minor damages and slight
personal injuries were roporUxi
in holiday wrecks in Kings Mexin-
tain but an outsido-the-city acci
dent claimed the life of a 17-
year-old Kings Mountain youth.
Tony L. Bell otf Route 3 was
killed when his car ran off rural
road 2013 two miles north of
the city limits Saturday abo«t 6
According to patrolm'on B. W.
Propst, the Bell car was travel
ing at a high rate of speed and
ran off the leftside of the road
near Ebenezer Church. The car
Fwerved back across the roat, ran
off the right and over-turneCT sev
Props! said Bell was thiwvn
from the car. He was pronounccxl
dead on arrival at Kings .Moun
There were five others in the
eir and one, Ralph Jackson Jr.
of Route 3, was taken to flhar-
loKe Memorial H<ic^>\'\l. where
he is listed in satisfactory condi
Two others w’ore admittc<l to
Kings .Mountain Hospital. They
wore Jerry Parker, ag^ seven,
and Burkley Bell, 14. David Bell
Jr.,- 15, and Jerome Parker, stven,
both of Kings Mountain, were
treated and released.
Funeral services Tor Boll w*ill
be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at
Kings .Mountain closed down
tight for Tuesday’s Independence
Day holiday, which for thcjse
folks away at beaches, mountains
or other sik>Is, proved to be a
With majority of the city’s tex
tile plants closed, many ltK*al folk
are out-of-town on vacation.
With exception of service sta
tions, some grot'ery stores and
treated at Kings Mountain Hos-i amusement parks, most of Kings
Ebenezer Baptist Cliiircli wuHi
Rev. R. D. Luvas and rtov. Dehms
Wilson officiating. The body will
be placed in the churcit at 2 p.m.
Burial will be in the church cem
The only injury repirted in in-
.side the city wrecks was to
ris Stewart Patton, who” was
pital folknving a 6’ ,<.m. wre^.'k
Tuesday on Landing Sfroet.
Tht car wiiich Patton was driv
ing was involved in a two-(‘ar
awident with .a car driven by
Odis Clarence Deaton. Damage to
each ear was l\qed at $600.
Two throe-car accidents cKvur-
red on King Street during the
week, one Friday and another
Friday, oars driven by Thomas
Huntley, 42, of Charlotte, John
Rachels, 19, of Shelby, and Wil
liam Beam, 19, of Shelby collid-
(vl 300 fe(*t west of Carix?nter
.Slr<‘et on East King. Total daim-
age was c.-^timatat at $1,600. No
injuries were re|x>rle<l.
Monday’s atvident was at the
inlerFOK?ti)on of Wc'st King and
Watterson streets and iH'rsons in-
vohed w'ore James Rciiiniwi, 59,
of Connelly, N. C., Lloyd Bimeli,
54, of Route 1, Kings Mountain,
and Ted oFrd. 20, of 301 F^ir-
view Street. Total damage was
Mountain commerce was static
for the day.
Crowds estimated at between
700 and 1,000 participated in the
city retrealion department-sfwn-
sored Fourth of July activities at
the city recreation area and
parks, 55aid Recreation Director
In spite of Friday afternoon
rain, good crowds attended July
4th outings at Kings Mountain
Countiy club. Lake Montonia
Club, Inc., and Oak Grove Volun
teer Fire Department.
More than 600 citizens attend
ed the Sundoj' night com-munity-
wide chun^h service at the Com
munity Center which foiitured
patriotic hymns and the e\’ening
im<\ssage by Rev. Pa.sehal Waugh,
pa.stor of Central United Motho-
ddst church. Mayor John H. Moss
addre.ssed a Davidson Park holi
day crowd Tuesday afternoon at
In spite of rain all events of
the day were well attended.
The year 1972 Is expected to
set a rejord Ici construction In
the city, end-of-six months fig
'Woodrow Laughter, city build
ing inspe:.ior, said Kings Moun
tain citizens spent a total of
$1,168,725.00 in new buildings,
additions or repairs to their
homes during the past six months
—January through June.
He said these ligures compare
with $1,025,867.00 during the
same period January - June 1971
which was a record year for
building in Kings Mountain.
Mr. Laughter said these figures
are primarily for individual lious-
In process of building and pro
jected are 100 new apartments
by Phillip.s Developments Corpor
ation off 1-85 where 26 burned re
cently and are in process otf be
ing reouilt; 21 lots owned by J.
Wilson Crawford Realty in Mari
gold Acres on Margrace Avenue;
homes in Southwood Park being
developed by Crawford Realty;
Tlimberlake Builders’ Ashbrook
Park development; 114 homes
projected by Phillips Development
Corporation in Northwoods Sub-
Division where 30 will be open
ed during the weekend; and
Neisler Apartments on Landing
The winter month, January,
was the busiest building month
in Kings Mountain. The city
building office recorded permits
accounting for $311,907 in new
buildings, additions and/or
repairs; March was next with
$^50,788.00; and February' was
third with $196,034.00. Other busy
building periods were: April
$166,780.00; May, $109,091.00 and
Comparing the small crowd
assembled for Monday's pre-In
dependence Day celebration to
the small group of patriots at
the Battle of Kings Mountain and
those 56 who signed the Doelara-
tion of Indei^ndcnce July 4, 1776,
Senator J. Ollie Harris challeng
ed Mountaineers to "rise up to
cur responsibilities like our fore-
He made the principal address
at the celebration which rain
l(jrced inside the Community Cen
The rain, however, didn’t
dampen the spirit of patriotism
displayed by the >'oung people
wiho sang nor the speech-makers
nor Ira Bumgardner, Gaston col
lege professor, who recited the
' Declaration of Independence.”
.Senator Harris asked the audi-
enc'o to pretend they were among
the autliors of the Declaration of
Independence w'ho revisited the
“If our forefathers were living
today they would find nuany mod
ern conveniences they didn't have
but would soon leairn we don't
live in utopia.”, he declared. “Ef
the authors of the Declaration otf
Independence were in W’ashing-
ton today to write that document
they would find demonstrators a-
painst it, dope peddlers, draft-card
burners, and assassins. But that
vNouldrft have stojjped our fore-
He said “We must be determin
ed like our forefathers to make
this the fine country we know it
County Commissioner - Elect
Josh Hinnant, who .spoke briefly,
declared, “Freedom is the product
of c*ommitment and dedication
and accomplished only by wfork-
Dav’id Lucas opened the pro
gram witii a trumpet' soTo, ‘!Bat-
tle Hymn of the Republic” and
Rev. M. L. Campbell said the in-
vex^ation. Linda Ross, soprano,
sang “This Is My Country” and
Ira Bumgardner recited t^^ “Dec-
laratdort of Independence” with
appropriate background music by
Bob Oa.siliion. pianist. Evelyn
Chambers sang “Give Me Yoiu
Tired, Your Poor” and Mayor
Jc^n Moss led the pledge to the
flag. Pam McCall sang “L^
There Bo Pea<*e” and DebWe Burns
concluded the musical part olf the
program with “God Bless Arni
ca,” Ro\ . L. D. Scruggs proncxinc-
ed the benediction.
The city rwreation depart
ment sponsored the program*