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Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 83 No. 37
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, September 14, 1972
PRICE TEN CENTS
Commission Property Award To John Cline $72,800
Baard To Weigh
Kings ‘Mountain’s City Board
of Kducation will hold its Septem
ber meeting Monday at 7 p. m. at
the school administration of:ice.
Supt. Donald Jones said the
board would act on at least three.
matters, including: I
1) . Attendance guidelines fori
Kings Mountain High School; j
2) . Possible increase in prices
for school food services; 1
3) . Possible revision of the^
school calendar to include a day j
for a teacher workshop at the,
end of each nine-weeks grading!
Urged By Lane
“We can almost perform the
miracle of restoring sight,” Hu
bert Lane, of Shelby, Lions zone
chairman, told members of the
Kings Mountain club Tuesday
Mr. Lane, past president of the
Shelby club, urged heavier atteft-
tion to the ‘'basic purpose of Lion-
ism which is sight conservation”.
Specifically, he urged especial
attention to obtaining of wills
whereby citizens bequeath their
eyes for use in cornea trans
He himself has obtained 250
wills of eyes.
He reported a Kings Mountain
lad-y has recently undcigone a
successful cornea transplant.
The wills are on record at the
North Carolina Eye Bank, which
contacts opthalmicsurgeons when
eyes become available.
Mr. Lane spoke on a program
arranged by Charles Blanton.
A Route 2, Kings Mountain
youth, Ray Hughes, is hospitaliz
ed in Raleigh, suffering from in
juries sustained in a head-on
collision in Raleigh last Friday
According to a family spokes
man, young Hughes was on his
way to visit friends who attend
■N. C. State University when his
car hit head-on with another vehi
cle at an intersection.
Two persons in the other car
are also hospitalized and still in
the intensive care unit.
Hughes suffered a broken cheek
bone and broken knee cap and un
derwent surgery Monday to re
pair the cheek bone.
He is expected to remain a
patient in Raleigh for several
days and will possibly then be
trjuisferrcd to Kings Mountain
Young Hughes was due to en
roll at Western Carolina Univer
sity this week. He is a son of Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Ray Hughes of
the Bethlehem community and a
recent graduate of Kings Moun
tain high school.
“Partnership With God" will
be the sermon topic of Rev. N.
C. Bush at the Sunday morning
worship hour at Grace United
Your Sight Can
iBequeath your eyes that some
one else might see?
That is what the state’s Lions
club and state opthalmologists
Many persons suffer vision
difficulties or blindness duo to
damaged cornoa.s, repairable by
a cornea transplant.
Pre.sident Richard Greene, of
the Kings Mountain iclub, has
apiToinled an Eye Will commit
tee, including Bill 6ates, chair
man. Ray Holmes and Tim
“If anyone wishe.s informa
tion on the eye will, call me, or
any memiber of the committee,"
Chairnian Bates said.
HERE THURSDAY — Rcp. Nick
Galifionakis will bring hU
campaign lor tho U. S. Senerte.
to Kings Mountain Tbuisdof
evening when he oqppeon at
the Bethware Foir. He will b#
honored by Democratic support
ers at o Fridoy n^ht dinner ot
Shelby Elks dub.
Here On Fiiday
United States Representative
Nick Gallfianakis, of Durham.
Democratic nominee for the Unit
ed States Senate, will )bring his
caimpaign to Cleveland County
He will’ appear at tjie Bethware
Fair this evening .and on Friday
morning will cut the ribbon offi
cially opening the Cleveland
County Democratic Headquarters
at Hotel Charles in Shelby. The
ribbon-outting ceremony is set for
Approximately 300 Democratic
supporters of Gallfianakis for U.
S. Senator will honor him at a
dinner Friday evening at 6 p^m.
at Shelby Elks club.
It will be Galifianakis* first
visit to Kings Mountain and
Cleveland County since the Pri
mary iRun-Off when he carried
the county by 55 percent over his
exponent, Demdcratic Incumbent
B. Everett Jordan. He faces Re
publican Jeese Helms of -Raleigh
in the Nov'ember general election.
Galifianakis will be accompani
ed by Russell Walker, his state
campaign manager; Bill Anlyan,
member of his traveling staff;
Bill Lamb of Shelby, county man
ager; and George B. Thomasson,
Kings Mountain manager.
-Following the Friday night din
ner, Galifianakis will attend
Shelby’s first home football game
with the Lions as host in Blan
ton .Memorial Stadium.
Rev. W. Lewis McGahg, pastor
of Temple Baptist church from
1961-67, will deliver the dedica
tory address as members of the
congregation dedicate a hand
some, new sanctuary Sunday.
Mr, McGaha will fill the pulpit
at the 11 o’clock worship hour.
The morning service will be fol
lowed by “dinner on the grounds"
At 2:30 p.m. a time capsule
metal box containing pictures,
newspapers and other historical
items will be sealed and placed
behind a cornerstone which will
be set in place. Open house will
be held from 3 until 4 p.m. .and
visitors will be invited to tour
the new facilities.
Since the church’s buildin;
program is now complete. Temple
Baptist has a 500-seat sanctuary
plus a 100-seat bolicany and a 40-
seat choir; a lounge; a bride's
room; a prayer and counseling
room: a library: a church office:
a pastor’s study; a choir room;
a financial room; a kitchen and
fellowship hall; six rest rooms;
two aasembly rooms and 24
claasrobms. The sanctuary, along
with the educational area, is
The bid sanctuary, completed
in 1943, is now being used as a
recreational building for the
youth of tihe church.
From the time the church was
organized in 1943; Temple (Baptist
church had six pastors. Rev.
F>renk Shirley, the present min
ister, came to Kings Mountain in
invite all members and
friends to worship witlt us in the
special dedicatory setvice", said
Resale auction of the Mrs.
George Cansler Estate property
fronting on West Mountain and
West Kings itreet is set for 10 a.
m, Septenrber 22 at the Cleve
land County Courthouse In Shel
Auction bids, which were rais
ed, required the resale auction.
'The property is being sold
under order of the Superior Court
to settle the Cansler Estate in an
action brought by Diana Can
sler Wbhiford and Miss Karen
Cansler against Mr. and Mrs.
Luther Cansler and Anthony
Tract 1 at 508 West Mountain
street fronts 90 feet on West
Mountain with a median depth
of 351 feet and is occupied by a
Tract II, seven lots on West
King, has a total fronting of 196
feet. The non-square tract is 181
feet at the back line, 114 feet on
the west side and 92 and 88 feet
on the east side.
Commissioner for the resale
auction is J. A. West of Horn &
$33)450 Is Goal
Of UF Campaign
To Miss Plonk
(Beverly Dorcas Plonk, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. John Butler
Plonk, has (been awarded a $800
scholarship from the North Caro
lina Association of Insurance
Miss ipionk is a freshman stu
dent at North Carolina State
University at Raleigh where she
is studying pre-veterinarian medi
Local insurance sponsor for
Miss Plonk was C.' E. Warllck
Miss Plonk was recognized for
scholastic and extra-curricular
achievements and was selected
for the scholarship by the Asso
ciation’s hoard of trustees, said
Fred Cotton, chairman of the
Miss Plonk last week received
a $100 scholarship from the Gas
ton Cooperative Dairymen’s Asso
ciation. She plans to become h
She won awards In history and
chemistry at Kings Mountain
high school and was active in the
honor society, Math club, Science
club, French club and Future
Phillips Development Company,
of Gaffney, S. C., is building seven
more six-room residences in its
City building permits for the
dwellings were issued by Building
Inspector W. W. Laughter Tues
Estimated cost of the seven
homes is $102,398.
Individual permit estimates
range from $i3,983 to $16,9^.
The dwellings are to be built
at 1315, 1^8. 1406, 1503 and 1505
Northwoods Drive, 1800 Alpine
Drive and ^1 Redwood Circle.
When the PhiUips firm an
nounced the residential sub-divi
sion project, it said 200 dwellings
are projected with 120 in the
CHAIRMAN—Bill Bates, Schools
home-school coord'nator and
former football coach, is chair
man of the United Fund Cam
paign for 'VS which seeks
$33,450 for 14 causes.
Voter registration (books will
not be opened on special Satur
days at any of the county’s 28
precincts prior to the November
general election, Ralph Gilbert,
chairman of the Cleveland Coun
ty Board ot Elections, said yestcr-
Kings Mountain’s United Fund
campaign for 1973 seeks a goal
of $33.1,Tt) for M causes.
Chairman Bill Bates said the
quota is less by $1,0.j0 from the
1972 goal and "is realiGlic." He
^ said two now reijuests were ap
]’ proved by UF o.Tfjers and diree-
; tors Monday night, those from
.!! Action, Inc., for $600 and from
j! Cleveland County Aosocialion for
Retarded Children for $C00, both
': local organizaations.
, Other causes and approved re-
.j ! quests are: Boy Scouts, $G,0(X);
j American Red Cro.ss, $5,590;
I Kings Mountain Rescue .Stjuad,
$-1,800; Girl Sajuts, $-1,950; Kings
: Mountain Ministerial Associa-
I ti-cn, $3,000; Kings Mountain
Iligh School Choir, $800; Salva-
ilion Army, $703; Cleveland Coun-
1 ty Mental Health Association,
i$250; North Carolina United Com
munity Services, $2,517; Adminis
trative Fund, $700; and Emer
gency Fund, $.500.
Chairman Bates said tho drive
will be conducted Uuibig a
week-long effort beginning Octo
ber 2nd and a six-weeks follow
up. “We hope to complete all the
solicitations during this period,"
said Mr. Bates.
j Area chairmen will include:
Advance gifts, Mrs. Paul Hen
dricks; Commercial, Mrs. Jim Ly-
■brand; Colrespondenct?, Charles
ATfENDANCE AWARD PROGRAM PAYS OFF — The Attendance
Award Program that B.VJ>. Textiles has been running for the
past three months paid off handsomely for Jackie D. Short, of
1320 Second Street, last Tuesday when he won the 1972 Ford
Pinto for perfect attendance. Mayor John Henry Moss, right, is
shewn presenting the keys to the new Pinto to Mr. Short. Mayor
Moss conducted the drawings. Other pr'zes were awarded to Paul
Wallace, a color TV set Roger Wallace, a stereo set, and to Paul
Daves, a hi-fi set. A spokesman for the company reported that
the contest was "a huge success and more than paid for itself/’
In the past, books have been: Hamilton; Industrial, S. R. Suber
open at each of the county’s vot-j Jr.; profe.ssional, Mrs. Joe Lee;
ing places on three Saturdays be-1 and Public Employees, Rev.
fore an election. This year, how'-1 Frank Shirley, Don Crawford
ever, voters must go to the board and Bud Mediin. Publicity chair-
of elections office at the court- men are Rodney Dodson and
house to register, he said. I Jonas Bridges.
, , Chairman Bates said major
Gilbert added, however, that he j campaign goal is le-.-:
does not know whether or i\u\t\he c\Xy pro-
the past custom of oix-'ning books! utilitu*s to the Kings
on special days at the j Rescue S(|uad. whuh
will be permanentiy diseontinuwl.; group's re(}uest is loss
The board of elections, he said.
by at least $700 per year.
has not yet voted on the matter, j 'offR^ors of the UniKsl I’und are
Full-time voter registration un-1 Teer, ]>rosident; Bill
der state Jaw came into effect in, campaign chairman; Mrs.
the county last year and Mrs.
Brenda Hamilton was named ex
County residents may register
or make registration changes
any time Monday through Friday
from 8:30 a.m. until noon and
from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. through
out the year except when books
are closed for the stipulated 30
days prior to an election.
Books are now closed for reg
istration 'for the Shelby and
Cleveland County school bond
referendums set for Sept. 30.
Other registration continues, how
ever. for regular elections, Mrs.
Mrs. Hamilton pointed out that
registration in Cleveland County
costs $2 per person whose name
is placed on tho books, according
to a recent study by the board
Cost of ke<*ping tho precinct
'books open for three Saturdays
extra in the county's 28 precincts
totals $2,100 for each selection.
Cost is $25 per day i>er i)recinct
in break-down figures, she said.
To Area Meeting
Six Kings Mountain Jayc«*es at
tended a Jaycee Area C meeting
in Morganton Wednesday night
and heard Jaycee President Fred
Morrison give the keynote ad
Loading the delegation was
local President Bob Myers. Also
attending were Boyce Tesenair.
Bob Lcftwich, John Mitchell. Jim
Belt, and Richard McKee.
Manney Mills Ruilding Addition
To Manuiadnie Synthetic Yams
Mauney Mills, Inc., has begun
construction of a two-story addi
tion to its building which the firm
expects to utilize for the produc
tion of synthetic and blended
Mauney Mills historically is a
spinner of cotton yarns.
The building will be 161 by 60
for a total floor space of 19,680
Howard Construction Company
of Llncolnton is contractor and
estimated cost, according to tho
city building permit, is. $128,000.
The building will house carding,
slubbing and drawing machines.
^Eecky Seism, secretary • treas
urer; and John Cheshire, Bill
Grissom, ShiPord Peeler, ^Irs. F.
J. Sincox, James Ih^rndon, Mrs.
D. F. Hord, Grady Howard. Don
Parker. Mrs. Vernon P. Cros'iy,
Tom Tate, J. C. Bridges, and Ben
H. Goforth Jr., Dan Jonea. im
mediate past president, serves as
ex officio on the board.
First Union Bid
Is Low On Notes
First Union National Bank wa.«
low bidder among five Tuesday
on $820,000 project notes of Kii^g-
Mountain Ro<ieveiopment Com-
Tile si.x-month notCij was a rc-
First Union’s low bid at 2.77
percent, edged the bid of North
Carolina National Bank, by .05
percent. North Carolina Nation
al’s bid was 2.82 pereent. North
Carolina National had been low
bidder on the notes being retir
Other bidder? wore:
P'ir.st National City B:ink, .New
York. 2.95 pereent; Morgan Guar
anty Trust Company. New York,
3.00 i)or I'ont; and Bank of Am('ri-
oa, San Francisco, 3.01 pertent.
Tho weatherman was smiling
yesterday on opening day of the
Bethware Community Fair.
Hundreds of iairgoers are ex-
I>ocied to attend the fair this
week the Bethware community's
silver anniversary year.
Tlie fair, under sponsorship of
continues through Saturday.
The fair annually features
family entertainment, numerous
exhibits and R. C. Lee Rides.
Roxanne Bell is this year's
Queen of the Fair.
Dr. Craig Phillips, state super-
inlen<icni of public instruction,
officially opened the fair Wed
nesday at 9 a. m. but activities
didn't get into full swing until
the closing of school.
As !n the past, several" local
businesses are offerin.g registra
tion for free prizes and there will
Ix' prize diawmgs each night ai
the concession stand.
Tlie Oak Grove Volunteer Fire
d(“parimcnt is in charge of the
concession stand and tho Bethlc-
lehein Voluniwr Fire department
is sponsoring I he dunking ma-
cliino and handling parking.
Tliere is no admission to the fair-
j ground at Bethware school.
By MARTIN HARMON
A thiee-member commission
has awarded John D. Cline
$72,800 lor pn porty the city le-'
quires for the Buffalo Creek Dam
The city dcpcsited the $72,800
with the clerk ol Suix.*r'or Court
Tho clerk-appointed commission
included Joe ^ raver. Glenn Spurl-
ing and 'William Hernd>n. Mr.
Spufling was the n' mince ol Mr.
Cline, defendant in the condiniin-
ation action Imlged by the city,
and Mr. Herndon was the nomi
nee of the city.
I Mr. Cline's proi>erty includes
104.49 acres and improvements
include a dwelling and an out
City attorney Jack White said
Mr. Cline has ten days in which
to appeal findings, both as to
points of law, on which Clerk of
Superior Court Ruth Dedmon rul
ed in favor of the city, and the
amount of the commission award.
Technically, on deposit of the
commission award, the city has
use of the property, Attorney
White said, barring injunctive
City engineering maps show
that Mr. Cline’s remaining prop
erty will have approximately 5076
feet of Buffalo Creek Lake front
Mr. Cline’s is one of two re
maining properties the city re
quires -before plugging the five-
foot dia'meter culvert at the base
of the 84-foot dam and beginning
to fill the lake.
Other remaining property is
that of Aimbrose Cline. On points
of law. the Clerk ruled in favor
of the city and has indicated to
Attorney White that the three-
member commission will be ap-
p<7inted this week. Robert Davies
is the city’s nominee in the Am
brose Cline condemnation action.
Col. W. K. Dickoon, the city’s
con.sulting engineer, has estimat
ed final grubbing and clwing
of the lake area will reejuire
throe months, weather permit
The annual John Hawkins fam
ily reunion will be held Sunday,
Uelhware Community Fair, ^ p ^ g, shelter
.„h j Crawford. All
friends and relatives are invited
Publishing of a revised history
of the McGills of Gaston has
been c'ompleted and wpies have
been mailed to advance purclias-
Full title of the work is “His
tory of the McGills of Gaston and
Roll of Descendants of Tliomas
McGill and Martha Dick
First published in 1940 and
compiled by Mrs. Martha Eliza
beth McGill Whitesides, the re
vised work includes now histori
cal addenda, in addition to the
compilation of Mrs. Whitesides,
as well as an up-dated roll of de
Collaborating on the revision
were Miss Annie Lee Wolfe, Mrs.
Ellen McGill Carpenter, Mrs. Jean
McArver Gamble and Martin
EVANGEUST ^ Dr. E. Lowell
Spivey will be visiting evange
list for revival services begin
ning Sunday and continuing
through Wednesday at Kings
Mountain Baptist church.
Spivey To Lead
Dr. E. Lowell Spivey is evange
list for revival services leginning
Sunday morning and continuing
through WerliK'sday niglu at
Kings -Mountain Baptist church.
Evening services are at 7:30
p.in. and Dr. Spivey will fill the
pulpit on Sunday morning at the
11 o’clock worship hour.
liob Di'fkor is director of music
for the special services.
“Wo invite the community to! Children's day will be observ-
join us in this series of special ied today (Thursday!, when the
i services”, said Rev, James M.' g'lU’s will open at 1 p. m. Judging! Harmon.
! WiMer, pastor. : of exhibits will bo held on Friday The booklet sells for $2.
and the fair will come to a climax j Copies may be obtained from
Saturday night with tlie annual Mr.-s. Martin Harmon, .'^ccretary-
firoworks display. i treasurer <>f McGills of Gaston.
lake Yarbro Yam
Is Family Size
Jake Yarbro. who desori' es
himself as a small gardmier,
set out 2,500 sweet potato
One produced what should
bo a near record yam for
size. It is about 1 1-2 inch in
diameter and 19 inchos long.
Many otliers aixr also of large
Mr. Yarbro obtaintnl the
Nancy Hall variety plants
from his brother in Atlanta
and tho plants occupy one 300-
By digging time, Mr. Yar-
bro estimates, and with prop
er weather, the harvest
should reach about 150 bush
Dr. Spivey. retin*d Pai)tist min
ister of .Mount Holly, is now ser
ving as interim pastor of .Sandy
Flains Baptist churcli of Slndby.
He has held pa.storates in Union
City and Owensboro, Ky., First
Bai)tist of Inman. S. C. and First
Baptist church Mocue.'^ville be-■
fore tuning the* staff of th<' Bap- j
list Stale Convention in 1!)-13. He j
itdinvi in 1965. !
Mr. Decker, a memlu'r of the
i facuUy of Gardner Webb college
at Il)iliiig Springs, came to his.
j pivs('ni post in 1970 after serving '
I for six years as minister of music
I an<l (Hlucation at Slu'll)y’.s Eliza-
ilx’th Baptist cliurch. Ho has also:
j served in similar positions at Cul-
i l)erts<Mi Avenue church in New
.\1.'any, Indiana; First Baptist
of 'riiomasville, 'Ga. and First
Baptist cluu ch of Jesup, Ga. j
Mi.ss 3(\<.<ie Bun\gardn(*r. pain- f
fully injured wlien struck by j
an automobile some wcN'ks ago.
is undergoing skin grafts of the
leg at Charlotte Memorial hos- I
pital where she remains a pa
tient in Room 6637.
Schools Superintendent Phillips
Praises KM Schools Performance
Dr. Craig Plullips, Slate Supor-
intenilont of Public Instruction vis
ited five .schooli in the Kings
M >untain scvdiool district Tuesday
and saUl lie wa.s highly impressed
with wliat he saw.
“My visit in Kings Mountain
was ont' of th most thortnigh one.s
I've had," s^tid Pliillips, who is
winding up his fir.st four-year term
as state superintendent.
Phillips vi.sited Bethware and
Grover Elementary schools, King.s
Mountain High School, Central
.lunior High and the Early Child-
hoc i Kducation Center at Com
pact. He was aVcompaniiHl on his
visits by l<x*al Suix*rintendent.s
Donald Jone.s and school-homo
evA>rdinator Bill Bates.
Phillii>s said one of the most
improssis’e programs he saw in
Kindis MounUin was the occupa
tional educational program at
"1 was also veiy impressed with
the general morale out there,’’ he
addl'd. “And, I must add that
Kings Mountain High is a beau
tiful school. I was very impressed
with the flat roc'k area and other
nice surroundings made possible
thnmgh the horticulture pro-
Phillips said he was also pleas
ed with the way Kings Mountain
makes use of old buildings.
“They’ve taken these old build
ings and kn(vked out walls here
and there and have used great
imagination to turn them into
Phillips said he was also Im-
pre.-^ed witli the Title 1 program
at Compact and added "I was
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