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Kings Mountoin's Relioble Newspaper
VOL 83 No. 41
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, October 12, 1972
PRICE TEN CENTS
GRADUATE — Frank Fowler
has graduated from Eastern
A tUnes Marketing Training
school in MUmi. Florida.
Frank Fowler has graduated
from Eastern Airlines Marketing
Training School in 'Miami, Flori
The course consisted of a d-
wcck book training program in
Computer Sciences and 6 weeks
•fworking with computors.
“’■J lu-iiDlds-a position as a reser-
Jionist in sales in Charlotte at
..Sstern Airlines business office
located on Fairview Road.
Mr. Fowler is the son of Mrs.
Mozelle Fowler and grandson of
iMrs. Nonnie Ford and the late
Kane Says Finn
By GARY STEWART
Rumors that Muf-Glo, Inc., will
cease operation^ were not con
firmed Wednesday by Manuel
Kane, of Narth-i.\merican Mills,
owner of Mur-Olo.
Mr. Kane did say, “We are tail
ing out the cotton end of dt, but
we're undecided about what to
'do with it (the plant).”
Mr. Kane continued, "! can’t
make any comment now but will
be in a better iposition to say
Mur-Glo has been operating
here sintoe leasing the Bonnie
Mills properties several years a-
The 'Bonnie began operations
here in 1900 and has contmually
spun cotton yarn, a policy con
tinued by MurGlo.
The MurGlo lease from Bonnie
Mills does not expire until Octo
ber 1973, according to records of
the Kings Mountain Redevelop
The Bonnie Mills recti property
and physical plant is scheduled
for purchase and razing by the
Redevelopment Commis^n. The
Bonnie acquisition was in the
tl’jiird iphase of the original acqui-
siticn plan. Several imonths ago,
as an aid to purchase of the Bon
nie Mill “store” property, .the Re
development Ojmmission formal
ly assured Muh'-GIo it wcnl^ ^
pursue the mill otequisUion until
expiration of the lease.
Funeral rites for Miss Ada
Cletus Payseur, 80, of 814 Church
street, were conducted Sunday
afternoon at 3:30 p.m. from
Grace United Methodist church
of which she was a mem'cer.
Rev. N. C. 'Bush, assist*! by
Rev. Tommy K. Beaver, officiat
ed at the final rites, and inter-
EVANGEUST—Rev. Roy Elliott
Beckham of Greenville, S. C..
will be evangelist tor revival
services October 22-26 at Boyce
Memorial ARP church.
To Be Removed?
The Chamroer of Commerce and
Merchants Association (Monday
night asked the Kings Mountain
Board of Commiissioners to eldmi-
nate parking meters in the city.
J. d Bridges, president of the
Chamber of Comimerce, said that
many persons are shopping at
out-of-town shopping centers
whereas they would 'be spending
their money in Kings Mountain
if it weren’t for 'having to .pay
Rev. Roy Elliott 'Beckham,
tor of Greenville A. R. P. church,
Greenvillle, S. C., will lead reviv
al services at Boyce Memorial A.
R. P. church, October 22-26.
'Rev. Beckham will deliver his
opening message at the 11 a. m.
morning worship on Surrday, Oct.
22. Services nightly will be at
Married to the former Mary
Emma Hendrix, Rev. Beckham is
the father of three children, Ann,
Earl and Martha. He is the son
of Earl Roy and Allie Blackmon
Beckham and was .born in Pleas
ant Hill, S. C.
He is a graduate of Heath
Springs high school. Erskine col
lege and Catawba Presbytery. He
attended Clemson University for
one year tefore spending an 18-
mdnth fSGF Wtttlf tHbTl. S. 'NaVal
He served churches In Vidette,
Ga., Wrens, Ga., and Columbia,
S. C., before accepting the call tol
his present church in 1969.
, , CanslerBids
Kings Mountain schools and
Robert G. Cox were high bidders
Friday on two tracts of property
owned by the late Mns. George
In resale bidding held at the
Cleveland county courthouse, the
schools system offered $7,000 for
Tract I, fronting on We.st Moun
tain street 90 feet and 350.5 feet
^^ox offered $2,500 for Tract 11,
seven lots fronting 196 feet on
West Kings street
tion during peak houirs.
Jim Dowpey, president of the
Merchants Assaoiation, and other
assooiatiem members, .including
ment was in Mountain Rest ceme- jg and fight traffic conges-
Miss Payseur died Friday in
the Kings Mountain hospital af
ter several years illness.
Surviving are three brothers.
Burton P. Payseur, Edison Pay
seur and 'Russell Payseur. all of
Lincolnton, and two sisters, Mrs.
Hu jert High of Dallas and Mrs.
Brady Summey of Gastonia.
One of the oldest instruments
of civilized man, the use of clay
to mold eating and food utensils,
and a rare household cotton gin
will be featured by the Cleveland
County Historical Association in
the log cabin at the Cleveland
1972 fair underway through Sat
President Hackett Wilson of
the Historical Association is head
ing up a committee composed of
Ro’^ert Gidney, IBo’oby Smith,
Hubbard Hamrick and Mrs. Lee
Lavendar to change the emphasis
on local history at the old Peeler
I cabin. In past years the Associa
Kings 'Mountain women were
hard at work this week readying
nor Wednesday’s 69th communiity
festival ot the Wcnvtn’s club.
Tlieme of the on,v<luy lair is
"Let’s M'ove With The rimes”.
Drsjrs will o-^-en to Hie public
at 11:30 and both luneh and the
evening meal will be served in
tlie cluj dining hall Irom 11:30
until 1:30 and irom 5:30 until
Mrs. Haywood E. l.yn.li, club
president, said that entries are
invited on Tuesday from 1 until
9 p.m. and on Wodnesjay from 8
until 10 a.m. She noted the en
tries may be remove\l afte>r tlie
show on Wednesdtiy evening.
'Exhibits will again feature lior-
tfoulture, arls and cratts, needle
work, embroidery, and a large
nu/nber cf ehildren's exliibits and
paint ing;. Kings Mountain’s good
eooks were bu.sy preparing bazaar,
delicacies for a big bazaar to be
located in the lounge 'of the
e'lubliouse. Gifts suitable for
Christmas-giving will again be
Schedule of ccmipctitian fol
DIVISION I A Show iVise for
Kingo '.Mountain Leadership
DIVISION II Borticulture
. .Display by Ki«g8 - Mountain
Annuails and Perennials
'Plants, Ve-getables, Fruits
DlVISiaN HI Arts and Crafts
Drawing & Paintings any
medium (oil, water color,
Home Crafbs. such as weav
ing, antiquing, basketiry,
(ConUntwd on Page Eight)
appointed — Mrs. George R.
Mauney, Jr. has been appointed
school representative for South
ern Bell's Gastonia district.
In Rell Post
Joe; Smith, Larry 'Hamrick, and| (jgf, has concentrated on antique
Dr. Frank Sincox, attended aJong I furnishings and heirlooms for
with 'Bridges. pub'ic viewing during fair week.
Bridges cited Gaffney, S. C., "This year's display will be
which eliminated meters, as a one of action", said Wilson,
good example of his proposal. He| a pottery wheel on .which lo-
laid he has talked with Chamber j ca! ceramics students will aotual-
of Commerce offioia'ls there ondjiy mold their articles will be in
they report that the "peopHe seeim | motion under direction of Ford
well please-d and it is working | MacDcnaid and Mrs. Ernest M.
fine.” I'Biankenship, both instructors in
Bridges proposed thait the com-1 the art, under the supcrvi.sion of
Moss Child s
Funeral rites for Larry Orttn
Moss Jr., six-weeks-old son of
Mr. and Mrs, Larry O. Moss Sr
of 306 Fulton Drive, were con
ducted Tuesday afternoon at 3
o’clock from Piedmont Baptist
Rev. Ancil Center officiated at
the final rites, and interment was
in 'Mountain Rest cemetery.
The child died of a heart ail
ment Sunday night at 8 p. m. in
the Kings Mountain hospital.
Surviving,, in addition to tlie
parenUi, are his maternal grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bill,
Oliver, and his paternal grand-, for about tin hour. The meetm,
Mrs. Mary W. Mauney has
been appointed school representa
tive for Southern Bell’s Ga.s-
The announcement was made
tiKlay by T. M. Graham, district
manager for Bell.
In her now assignment Mrs.
■Mauney will be responsible for
the fou^t^dination of jijl judiyitigs
betwi'cn the school systems ana
the telephone company in the
Gastonia district. She will serve
as a resource person in com
munications for all levels from
kindergarten through college.
Mrs. Mauney tegan her tele
phone career in the traffic do-
parment in Charlotte as assistant
dial service administrator. She
is a grai^iate of Lz’noir Rhyne
college and is married to George
M. Mauney Jr. of IDl Manor Rd.,
Tennis and snow skifog are her
Cub Scout Pack
Visits City Board
Cuh S;x>ut Park 'No. 294 pis'Med
the city board Monday night.
Tlie ycuiigKter.s were acoom-
paniivl by their Pack leaders, 'Mr.
cind Mrs. Jerry Blalock.
After welcnming the delega
tion, Mayor John Henry Jfo.ss re
marked to tiho group tliiit "if ym
remain for the 21 'item ageiidi
tonight you young folk will .set* a
lot of city government in epera-
Tlie group listened attentividy
The Cecil Brothers have pur
chased a city building permit for
i.Liistruction of a 60-'bed nursing
heme at an estimated cost of
Also ;purchased during the past
week by Phiilips 'Construct mn
Compa.ny were twelve permits for
consUiuciio.n oi i .x-room iumes I
in the Northwoods sub-division.'
The Phi'll.ps cost estimates range |
from $13,983 to $16,983. 'Ihei
homes 'iure to be bu.lt at 17(X), i
1702, 1704, 1706, 170'(, 1706, 1710,1
1711, 1712, 1713 and 1715 North-'
wood:; Drive and at 2031 Redworxi
Circle. Estimate:! to.al cost lor;
the twelve is $183,996. I
The two loig i^...ns'.'! u. tion 'itcm.s j
plus Hiiee _iii.ill ones ran the to
tal of e,t> building pei'inits l;sued '
dui.ng tlie week to $516,831. I
In aildilion permit was i.ssucd
to Ricliard Ross to build a seven-
room ‘iiO'.ne, esuimatfcd cost $Z6,-
oOO, wi.iiun the mile zoning pegl-
.letei at 109 Center Street.
Tlie nursing home permit saiO
tlie cons.', uctnan would oe oi
i masonry and steel, Lsted Cecil
I .4.‘=sjeiateo, architects, and Cecils,
j Ino., contractor, with Catolina
' Electric Company, Spartanburg, S.
I C., as electrical loontraotor, Gas
tonia ITamb.ng & Heating Com
pany, contractor for installation
or 116 heat sixits, and Dilling
lii;al:ng Company, King.s .Moun
tain, general heating and cool
ilie nursing home is to be built
on S.pcs street, between lEdige-
mijiit avenue and a proposed
street, on a site owned by Kings
i .Mountain Nursing Htime and
SPEAKER — Coleman Dupont
Rippy, Charlotte sociology pro
fessor and Kings Mountain na-'
tive. will speok on Homecoming
Day to be held by Lincoln Acad
emy alumni October 22.
Coleman Dupont Rippy, Kings
professor at Johnson C. Smith
0-';ivalec-ccn.t Center. The (Kings | university in Charlotte, will fill
Mountain firm has entered into; pulpit at the Sunday morn-
a'gretmcnt with the new firm tojjng worship service October 22nd
sell Its assets and to the iCeoillaj pprst Congregational United
Hemes firm expects to Siosolve i-ts church of Christ in the Lincoln
Permit was 'issued to William
J. Tlirc'ivcr, 209 Kitlierine street,
for building a utility building, es
timated to cost $550, and to
Evanu Green, 205 (Brice Street, for
closing in a porch to make a
room, cost estimate $285.
mlssioners limit parking to one
hour and charge a one dollai
fine for ovcnparklng, rather than
25 cents which is the customary
charge. Bridges noted that the
Chdm’oer of Commerce and Mer-
.chan'ts Association iwould urge all
store mianagers to have em
ployees park in off-street spaces
so tliat front street spaces iMOuld
be available for customers only.
Bridges offered two other 'main
1) Tha't efforts 'be made to
Other interested buyers have 101 speed up traffic during 'peak
days in wlTch to top the bids on
the school system and Cox. Their
bids must '-c raised by at least
e.cKtinued On Page Eight
White Cane Road
Members of the Kings (Moun
tain 'Lions club will man road
clocks on two successive Sun
days to rai.se funds for .support
of the White Cane program.
The Lion.s will be staticnml
at the overhead bridge traffic
signal on Wee-t King Str(>et and
at" the NC 161 bridge on York
Read, startmg at 2 p.m.
Grady Childers is chairman
of the White Oane Sale.
Proceeds arc used at both state
r-d local level to promote sight
con'’ervati'on and aid to the
Contmued On Page Eight
the Cleveland County Technical
Institute. In aditlon, a workbench
for finishing and decorating the
articles will be included in the
exhibit along with a display of
Wilson pointeil out that utiliza
tion of clay in making bowls and
other utensils were handed doM'n
"to our forefathers through the
Indians and is an art as ancient
The authentic old Peeler Cabin,
which was moved and reassembl
ed at the faTgrounds several
'Contmued On Page Eight
mother, -Mrs. Forrest Moss.
I adjourned at 9:45 p.m.
Tile city commission Monday
night, after recommendation of
Cliief of POli-ce Tom M-eDcvitt,
employed two new policemen for
Preaton J. Cherkti, ■native of
Ea.st Rm-kawiiy, New York, ha.s
been 't.nployed as a Patirolman.
■Mr. Cherka is married to a Cleve-
liind Louiity native, now employ-
etl by Tim'ms Furn'i-lure. He i.s a
high school graduate and com-
P'letes all the requirements, said
Roland R. Meadow.s, 24, of Gas
tonia, was also hired and on a
waiver. Mr. '.Meadows is 'brother
of city officer Bob -Mciid.iws. Mr.
, -Meadowj is als-o a .liigh .school
' giraduate and mtHds all ot'her re-
' quin'menls for eni'ployment.
Lincoln Academy alumni will
be observing their annual home
Professor Coleman is a grad
uate of Old Lincoln Academy,
holds a BA from Paine college
of Augusta, Ga. and a MA from
Columbus University of New
York City. He has done further
graduate study at Duke Univer
sity, the University of North
Carolina, and New York School
of Social Work.
He formerly taught social stud
ios in Edison, Ga. and was a
special agent with the Military
Intelligence. He also was a Cor
poral in the U. S. Army and a
director of Oaklawn Community
Center of Charlotte.
He is chairman of the board
of trustees' of Littl eRock AME
Zion church of Charlotte and
secretary of the council of lay
activities of the Western N. C.
Conference AME Zion church. He
serves on the boards of Selective
Service No. 61, Family and Chil
dren’s Service and Florence Crit
Mr. and Mrs. William Womble
are co-chairmen of homecoming
City vs. Ciine:
By MAR’HN HARMON
Joe Craver, Robert Davies and
Wray A. Plonk -have oeen ap
pointed ■commissioners in tne
city’s ct'inmissi'On action against
Amorose Cline to obtain his prop
erty for use in completing tlie
liUiialo Creek reservoir.
Mi. Davies had been nominated
by the city and Mr. Plonk by Mr.
Meantime, Mrs. Ruth Dedmon,
Clerk oii Superior Court, signed
an order contirmi'ng the Knuings
of the bhree-meniiber commission
m the Cttiy vs. John D. Cline oon-
demnation action. The commis
sion, which lincluded Joe iCraver,
GJenn Spurling and Wilii'am
Herndon, awarded John D. Cline
The city imimediately posted
the $72,800 with the Clerk of
Court and Mr. Cline filed ’’excep
tions” -to the commission find
According to City Attorney Jack
White John D. Ollne 'has ten days
from Mrs. Dedmon’s order -to file
an appeal, either as to legal find
ings or to damage ■a.W'Ord, ot
Commissioners in the Ambrose
Cline 'oase have ten days fixwn
their oath-taking to file a report
The Buffalo Cre<8c water pro-*"
Ject first appears on the minute
books lof the city in July 1966.
Citizens authorized a $3 million
bond issue for the project in De
'When 'filled the lake will be
slightly larger than La.l^ Lure.'
The city is already getting the
bulk lOf its water from 'Buffalo.
A’cofferdam was built for a tem
Major Expansion Fox Alcan Firm;
New Building Will Be Constructed
Kings Mountain's Alcan Alumi
num plant Tuesday announced an
expansion plan which will include
building of a new 45,000 square
feet plant that will cost around
Bill Kingery, plant manager,
said the firm will move from its
present facility on Chiflders
Street to the new building which
will be constructed almost a mile
south of 'Kings Mountain on In
terstate 85 and 161.
Kingery said construction will
begin within a month. In addition
to the 45,(K)0 square feet plant.
there will be 2,100 square feet of, the future.
The Alcan plant is a paft of
the Building and Products Dlvli
sion and services mobile homes
and recreational vehicles. It lial
been In opera.tiot» here for .five
years and employs 26 persons. <
Kingery said additional person-1
nel would ibe hired but that the
expansion did not necessarily
mean a substantial number of
additional employees would bo
The company has an option on
six more acres of land at the site
for possible further expansion in
For Mrs. Willis, 33
Funeral rites for Mrs. Helen
Faye Willis, 33, of Fort Bragg,
Kings 'Mountain native, will be
conducted Thursday afternoon
at 2 p. m. from Resurrection
Rev. Glenn Bowland will offi
ciate at the final rites and in
terment will be in Mountain Rest
Mrs. Willis, wife of Gary Neal
Willis, died of cancer Monday at
5 p. m. in Fort Bragg hospital.
She was a daughter of Mrs.
Ru-ycrt Morrison of -Kmgs Moun
tain and the late Mr. Morrison
and a 1957 graduate of Kings
Mountain high school.
Other survivors, besides her
husband and mother, include two
sons, Chad Willis and 'Gary Neal
BT rr>z>p onprtnrrv Willis of fhe home; three daugh-
PLEDGE SORORITY Sharon
Miss Sara Virginia Finger, Dawn Willis and'Linda Willis, alj
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl of the home; two brothers, Luth-
F. l inger, 411 Phifer Road, has' er Morrison of Gastonia and
recently ■.:een pledged to Kappa Robert .Morrison of Charlotte;
Delta social sorority at Lenoir- i and three sisters, Mrs. J. C. Mul-
Rhyne college. .Miss Finger is a' linax, Mrs. Gene Camp and Mrs.
junior majoring in physical edu-j Foley Cobb Jr., all of Kings
cation. (M. Mountain.
Major General F. L Davis, NCANG,
Will Be Veteran's Day Speaker
DIXON COMMUNITY 4-H CLUB FIRST PRIZE FAIR EXHIBIT — Members of the Senior 4-H club
of the Dixon community copped the blue ribbon for "4-H Is The In Thing"’ ot the Cleveland Coun
ty Fair. The exhibit contrasts success of a 4-H'er's I’fc with that of a young person whose life be-,
comes empty when ne resorts to drugs resulting in a "dead end" described by the miniature cas
ket in the photo. Th# cash prizo will be applied to the 4-H Development Fund lor the county comp
progrom for 4-H'ers. Tommy Borry is president Dt the tlub and adults assisting 4 H'ers w’th the
project were Mrs. Oscar Green, leader, Mrs. Tom Berry, Mrs. Marvin Caveny and Bob Bridges.
(Herald Photo by Isaac Alexander)
Major General Ferd L. Davis af
Jk'ouion, ci>m’.naii'.l,ng effiter of
tile Ni-vt'li Oart-l-ina iNat-itmal
Guard, will .make the patriotic
addri'S.-; at Kings Mountain’s oh-
scrviince of Veterans Day on
Oftoiei 23 at 5 p.m. in Veterans
Park oi Mountain Rest cemetery.
Announcement wiis made by
Boh Davies, chairman.
M;’. Davies said that Maj. Gen.
Davis will be accompanied by a
platoon 'and a color guard.
Also participating in the cere
monies will be the Kings Moun
tain Higli iSchool -Band which will
ptay a IS-minute prelude 'before
the se.-v-ice and t'he Kings Moun
tain liigli school Chorus who will
sing special music. 'Donald Deal
■will direct tlie band and 'Mrs. J.
II. McClure svill direct the choral
Gold Star (Mothers of the area
will be seated in special seats,
as will city officJals and other
dignitaries representinig the A-
merican Legion and Veterans of
Co-speneoring tlie (program are
the Amer.Da'n Legion and Auxili
ary o£ Poet 155; the VFW and
Auxiliary of Frank B. Glass Post
9811; and the City of Kings
Boy Scouts and Girl Soouts will
assist in di.stributlng programs.
Other members of the Veterbns
Day commiittee are Mayxw John
Henry Moss; Commander Jack
Smith and iBen Caae of the VFW;
M'TS. Robert RuM. president of the
V\FW auxiliary; Commander Lind
bergh Dixon of the American
Legion and Miss Elizabeth Stew
art. president of,the Legion Aux