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Kings Mountain's Reiiable Newspaper
VOL 83 No. 38
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, September 21, 1972
PRICE TEN CENTS
City Powell Bill Share Is $112,914
LEGION GIFT TO OTEEN — Otis D. Green Post 155 presented a television set to patients of Ol3en
Veterans hcjpital during a bingo party hosted by the Legion and Aux liary on a recent Sunday.
Pxctuiad, from left to right, Legionnaires John W. Gladden. Jake Bridges. Lee Pruitt, and W. A.
Christenson. The two staff members accepting the gift are Mrs. James I. Milling* left, charge nurse,
end Mrs. Paul Sherwood, right interim hosp'tal representative. **
School Lunch Prices Rise;
Attendance Policy Adopted
At Grid F ete
Art Weiner, former University j
of North Carolina foolhall All*'
American and King.s Mounta n 1
High School head coach in 1931, j
will e guest sijcaker at the an* |
nual Lions Ciuo Football Banquet;
Tuesday night, Dec. 11. j
Weiner, now a vi :c-president '
with Burlington Industries, coach* 1
ed the 1931 K'MHS team to a -1-4-1
1 record and icd the Mountaineers j
to theii first victory ever over j
Cherryville High School.
While at Carolina, VVc*ncr, an*
end, won a first team spot on ,
almost every All-American team
land led the Tar Heels to thej
1949 Sugar Bowl, where they lost ,
to powerful Oklahoma, 1.3-6.
Don Parker, now director of i
the Early Childhood Education
Center in K.ngs Mountain, ani
Jack Sink, current baseball coach
at Myers Park Higli School in |
Charlotte, were Weiner’s 19.31 as- i
sistants here. j
Don Bumgardner, w’ho later j
played football at Western Caro |
lina and now bettor known for j
his ability to drive a race car,
and Jimmy Kimmell, who later j
starred at Lenoir Rhyne before
going into the coaching profes
sion, were the leading ground i
gainers for the Mounties, gaining ,
462 and 324 yards respectively. .
BETHWAHE FAIR OPENING — Officials of the jponsoring Eethware Progressive club chat with
N. C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Crxig Phillips at last week's opening <rf Bethware
Community Fair. Dr. Phillips officially opened the fair last Wednesday, From left to right: John
W. Patterson, Mrs. Paul Bell. Dr. Phillips. John O. Patterson and Stedees Wright. The four-day fair
closed Saturday n ght and enjoyed record attendance- (Herald Photo by Isaac Alexander)
SOCIAL WORKER—Linda John
son of Kings Mountoin has
joined the staff of Boptist Chil
dren's Home in Tbomasville as
a soc.al worker.
In New Post
The summer of 1972 -brought
a new social worker to the Mills
Home campus of the Baptist
CliLdien’s Homos of North Caro
lina at Thomasville.
aMiss Linda Johnson, a Kings
Mountain native, will assist Mills
Home suporintendont J. Parker
MiBondttn and social service sup
ervisor WiKxlrow Brookshii*o. Her
primary responsibility will be
in the area of maintaining liaison
hctwcon children in care at
Mills Home and'their families.
Miss Johnson received an un-
ual initiation into child care.
During the summer, she served
(Mills Home as a supply house-
parent. She jointHl the social serv
ice staff in early August.
A graduate of Gardner-Webb
college, Miss Johnson received her
iBachelor of Arts degree in social
science in 'May of 1972.
During the summer of 1971, she
served with the Southern Baptist
Home Mission Board as a student
summer missionary in New York
and New Jersey. She is curi'ent-
ly a member ef Ihe Mills Home
Baptist church and is making her
home on the Thomasville cam
FOCUS To Lead
An “All For Christ” Youth Re
vival will be held Oct6''er 1-7 at
Marp<lonia iBapfist church.
Servings will be led 6y “Focus”,
a gnuip of students from the
Baptist Student Union of Gard
ner Web bcollege at Boiling
Springs. Special music will bo by
sliKlcnts and members of the Bap
tist Student Union Choir of the
The scrvicei will tje held night
!y at 7 p.m.
An increase in school lunch
prices and new attendance guide-
I lines for Kings Mountain High '
School were approved at Monday
night’s monthly meeting of the
j I city board of education. |
; I The board voted to increase
i; lunch prices to 40 cents for ele-
, mentary school students, , 45
], cents for high school students
\ and 50 cents for adult lunches.
: The increases were necessary due
; I to a new reimbursement for-,
j i mula sot up by the U. S. Depart-
j i ment of Agriculture and the state
■ food service.
The decision to increase prices
came after the boaixl heard a re
port from Mrs. Martha Herndon
Wright, director of school food
services. She discussed a letter
from Ralph W. Ealon, state direc
tor of food services.
Eaton’s letter stated that maxi
mum reimbursement rates this
year would ie about eight cents
for paid and 48 cents for free
lunches provided rates of rcim-
jursement do not exceed the pay
ing child’s payment.
The letter further slated that
“consideration should be given to
increasing lunch prices imme
diately to the level that the pay
ing price of student lunches will
average 40 cents per lunch in
each administrative unit in order
to receive maximum rates of re
imbursement for the free and
Supt.- Don Jones pointed out
that if the same rales were main
tained, reimbursement would be
on an eight cent basis and that
would be the rate of reimburse
ment for free lunches and the
system would operate in the red.
Jones noted that the last in
crease, of five cents, was in 1968-
69 and that the local school dts-
Spectrum Finding Schedule,
£2.^ Four-On, Four-Off, Working
HONORED — Mrs. Callie Setzer
was honored on her 89th birth
day at a kunily get-to-gether
1 Vontmued On Page Eight
Mrs. Callie Watts Byers Set
zer, Kings Mountain native, cele
brated her 89th birthday Septem
'Mrs. Setzer, who makes her
home with her daughter and son-
in-law, Mr. and 'Mrs. Otis Tomes
of 101 South Tracy Street, enjoy
ed a visit by her family and a
large number of friends during
She has been ill with arthritis
for a numi' er of years.
Mrs. Vera B. Hoyle of Cherry-
ville presented her with a yellow
and green decorated birthday
cake topped with yellow roses
and “Happy Birthday Mother
>Vjdow of John Setzer, for a
number of years employed by
Kings iMountain Ice and Coal
Company, is affectionately call
ed ‘''Mother Callie.”
Other children are Mrs. Medella
Contmuea On Page Eight
I floral for Carl M. Me-1
jjGkims,' of route two, w'erej
I conducted Wednesday afternoon |
' at 4 am. from Bethlehem Eaptist j
! churcb of which he was a mem-
, ber. ■ * i
His pastor, Rev. Russell Fitt:'',
assisted by a former pastor, Rev.
James 'Graham, olficiatcd at the
final rites, and interment was in
; the church cemetery.
I Mr. 'McGinnis died in the Kings
Mountain hospital Tuesday morn-
; ing at 3:30 of a heart ailment.
! He w'as a native of Cleveland
, County, son of the late Mr. and
i Mrs. Conrad McGinnis,
i He had been employed for a
i number of years service man
ager of Tedder Motor Company
of Shelby. He was a veteran ol
World War II and a member of
American Legion Post 155.
Surviving are bis wife. Mrs.
Alma Blalock MoGinnis; one
daughter, Mrs. Bill Wells of Spin-
dale; two sisters, Mrs. Hubert
■McGinnis and Mrs. Bioadus Mat
thews, both of Kings Mountain;
and two grandsons.
Active pallbearers were George
Blalock, James Blalock, Charles
Balock, Herman Blalock, Floyd
.McDaniel and Pete Tc'dder.
‘'A Life of Faith” will be the
sermon topic of Dr. Paul Ausley
at Sunday morning worship serv
ice at 11 o’clock at First Pres
byterian church. ’•gl
How’s a’oout a utility hill fir a
nn/jith of $39,832.78 and no p.nvor
That'll bo the bill the city wiU
send Spectrum Textured Fibers,
In ., on Septembci 30.
Since it got into optval: in. CFy
Clerk Joe .McDaniel. Jr., remaik
t d, ' It seem,; to be a new city
utdity r(*c»rd c^erj month.”
The recent reading and up-
ccniing billing sliows lha: Sp^
irum onnsiUTicd 27,T2G.tX)0 gal-
lens of water, with billing
of $6,36-1.58, and 52,900,000 cHih' ■
feet of natural gas, at a cost of
Outsitle the city limits, Spe».-
tiTim buys p nver from Dukt
The ctmtinuing new records
will cease, Mr. McDaniel say.-^,
when cold weather aiTive.>.
The lity does not have suffi
cient natural gas allo».\ition to;
supply industry in cold wtatherj
w^hen many citizens use natural
gas for heating.
Work Four Days,
Then Gfi Four
son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Voilkm-
court. Kings Mountain, has
been named senator of the sen
ior class at Gordner-Webb Col*
lege. He was one of 42 students
named to offices in the col
leges Fall elections.
Rev. N. C. Bush will continue
The new four-day work week
at Spectrum Textured Fabrics in
Kings M<tuntain is apparently go-
\ ing well with most of the 120 cm-
ployeci who are on it, according
to personnel d rector Ben Go
Goforth said today that “the
employees were asked before we
went t>n this schedule what they
thought of it and most of them
wanted to try it. Of course, when
you do something like this, there’s
alw’ays someone that doesn't like
it. But, we’ve asked those same
employees again since we went
on the schedule and the majority
of the people seem to want to
stick with it.”
The new schedule of working
four days and then being off
four days began .May 1. Only
the winding and textures depart
ments, which employ 120 of the
approximately 350 employees at
the plant, work this schedule.
Tlie system works two 12-hour
Is $43S3 Over
Kings M^'intain’s share of the
cnc-cent -e tax rebated to
inttirp" aicd t'wn«^ and cities via
the amended iPowell Act of 1951
is a r * $i 12,914.32.
Shares ol other area towns are:
L.ovei *3,(43.oo; Waco $4,416.-
97; Shcl)y $190,129.77; Gostx>n;a
$568223.27; Bessemer City $36,-
95C.84: and Cl.e.-ryvillG $70,230.-
Check- are normrdly inr: i - •
rcund Sc ember 30.
34,393.32 .'■‘''"e fi-'^n t'.ic c.ty an-
li.-'-ated ($108,521) .m its 1972-73
i The money is u-sabJe for m«.in-
tenance, construction and recon
struction of city maintained
The statewide total for the
fiscal vear 1971-72, which e ' led
June 3C, 1972, was $27,024,222.30—
more than douale la.st year’s al-
kcation cf $12^5 (million whiJch
wa^. the dargesi previous totiil.
Reason for fhe giant increase
was the passage of legislation by
the 1971 Geneiil Assembly wdiich
doubled the amount of gasoline
tax earmark^ for municipalities,
from one-half cent per gallon to
a full cent.
Each mujj icipality is given its
Charlitle, the state’s largest
city, as uSmal receivocT the larg
est single aWocation, $2,730,241.20.
Following a\ the top of the list
were Greeniboro, $1,721,377.25;
Winston-Saleri, $1,552,911:39 and
Of Kings (Vl.untain’,1 total, the
1970 pcpulatj )n oi 8465 prov^ided
$78,483.50 and the city’s main
tenance cf j)'^.12 miles of streets
on a formulii in
Illation counts 75 fier
street mileage not on
system counts for 25
y To loin
Like most other indastries u.’-; ' a scries of sermon subjects on
ing natural gas, Spectrum buys “The Bartnor.ship W'ith G<xi” at
on an “inlerruptihle” scliedme. Sunday morning worship hour at
Under terms of thi.s sihedule. the 11 o'clock at Grace United Meth-
Continued On Page ' ikUsi chun h.
Commissioners To Be Named Soon
In City vs. Ambrone Cline Case
By MARTIN HARMON
INo apiiral has yet ticen filed by
Jo-liii D. Cline, awanied $72,800
by a throo-member commissioii,
for property Ihe (city requires for
the Buffalo Creek 'Lake TesOrvol^.
(Mrs. Riuth Dodmon, Clerk of
Supi*rior Court, said Mr. Cline
has twenty days from ^oteimb^JT
12 to appeal the commission find*
Meantime, Mrs. Dedmort
she is ready to appoint a”lh£M-
monubeiT ctmimiissH-n in
condemnation action a^Binat
•bro-sc Cline. She added ahe
^qipoint the commUsion |^f
Tiho properties for 'tiie IHinj
Clines are the only two of 67 the
city must obtain before begin
ning to impound the lake bohJind
the 84-ioot high dauiL
The John D. Cline property
totals 104.49 acxcs and irmpiove-
ments include a dwelling and
The Ambrose CUne action was
heard by the Clerk on Sc'ptomber
1. After the hearing, Mrs. Dedmon
ruled against defendant on
“points of law” contentions.
By building a cofterdam, the
city has been using Buffalo Creek
w’ater for many fmonths.
Once the final two properties are
obtakied, it will require about
three months, Engineer IW. K.
Dickson estimates, for final grub-
'bkig and clearing of the lake bed
The city has said it expects to
develope the recreational poten
tkk>I« of the Bitffedo Creek lak^
area, for fishing, boating, and
other water related activities.
Richarq D. (Dick) McNeely, of
Lumt)erUn, will join the staff of
the Kings iMountain Redevelcp-
ment Commission as assistant di- .
rector and downtown project man/
ager Oct<^r 15th.
Mr. McNeely is Community
Scr\ ice Director of the Boy Sccuts
of America in Lumberton.
He served four years in tlie U.
S. Navy foHow’ing graduation
from high school and holds an
A.B. degree in economico Uroni
Guilford college. Prior to accept
ing his B5A position in Lumber-
ton, he was employed by the
shifts, beginning at 8 a. m. and piedmont Scout Council in Gas-
S p. m. Th<'employees begin work ‘ Ionia whwe he served for 11
oat h wet'k one day later than years as district scouting execu-
WINS STATION WAGON — Mrs. Robert V. Leftwich. U shown receiving the title and keys to a
1962 station wagon, the vron Saturday night at the Bethware Community Fair. Capt. Delbert
Dixon of the Kings Mountoin Rescue Squod presents the title, while Jaycees project chairmon
Steve Wilson glvog the keys. The JoyceeB* fund raising project eomed more thon $1400 which
will be preeonted lo the Kings Mountain Rescue Squod for use in expanding its present facilities
on Patkor StneU (Jli^^lelt Photo)
tlu* week before. !
Although the four on, four off
schedule has been successful in
the winding and textures depart
ments, Goforth says he doesn’t
foresee a similar switch in other
“Actually,” he says, “these
aiv the only departments that
could run this schedule. The other
departments are not on seven-day
schedules, so it would be difficult
to work a four on, four off sche
dule. They just work straight
eight-hour shifts.” *
Is October 6
(Bidding will begin at $2,150. foi
Traci 1 and $1100. for Tract H ol
the Mrs. George Cansler Estate
i rr.;x'’1y fronting on Wc.d Moun
tain and West King slreot at i
icsale auition 0;’t..he'r 6Ui at 12
' n at the Courthouse door in
AnnvUncoment Ls made by J.
A. VNe.st, commi ssioner.
Auction bids, whi'rh wore rais
ed. rcquii'od the resale airction.
The pro|)erty is being sold un
der order of the Superior Court to
settle the Cansler Estate in an
action brought by Diana Cansler
Wohlford and Miss Kaitm Cansler
.against .Hr. and Airs. Luther Can.s-
ler and Antliony Cansler, respond
Tract I at 508 West Mountain
street front.s 90 feet on West
Mountain with a median depth
<^f 351 feet and is ocvupied by a
[ConUnued On Page Eight
McNeely, 38, is a bachei'or.
Punt. Pass, Kick
Contest Sept 30
The Kings Mountain Jaycees
are co-sponsoring the Punt, Pass
A Kick contest this year on Sept,
All boys between the ages of
8 and 13 are invited to partici
There are three trophiea In
each age group and the winner
will go to district looimpetition
and could go all the way to Dal
las, Texas on Januairy' 21. where
final competition will be held at
tile Super Bcml game.
Jayi*ee President. Bcb Myers,
invites all parents with boys this
age to register for this evervt at
Wade Fold on Shelby Road.
Parents must co-sign applica
tions, he said.
Using KM Water
Bessemer City, which i& buy
ing water from Kings Mountain
to augment its short supply
used 5.168,000 gallons of Kings
Mountain water for the recent
During the prior month, Bes
semer City used 6,613,000 gal
lons of Kings Mountain w'ater.
Bessemer City’s contract rate
is 37.4 (cents per 1000 gaJlonB
unth a monthly minimum bii*
ing of $1000.
The recent month’s biUiM
■ be $1932.83. ’