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Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 83 No. 42
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, October 19, 1972
PRICE TEN CENTS
Let’sMoveOnThoroughf ar<“Plan: Moss, KM Senators
Wray A. Williams’
SUCCUMBS^Wroy A. WiUiams.
'90. succumbed Sunday night.
Funeral ntes were held Tues
Harold wMofgan, son of Mr.
and Mrs. James G. Mjrg.jii, ol
305 West King Stree-t, will ap
pear as a guest s^loi3t on * The
Jlaur of Opportun-ity ovc.i' TV
Station WSOC Channel 0, Char
lotte on Sunday, Oct. 22, at
Clu’islian Tabernacle church of
Shelby will present the drama, “I
Dreamed I Searched Heaven P’or
You," for the ninth t.me Saturday
night at 7:30 p .m. at the church
in Brittain Village south of
Shelby. For more information,
Quarterly m«H?ting of the Blue
Ridge Safety council will be held
Octotwr 2tilii at Forest City Ele
mentary school in Rutherford
county. Dinner will be from 6 un
til 7 p. m. and reservations should
be made with Dan King, Cone
Mills, Haynes Plant, Box 218,
Henrietta, N. C.
“Is Electing a President Any
Conc*ern of the Christian?’’ will be
the sermon topic of Rev. Robert
E. Allen at Sunday morning wor
ship service at St. Matthew’s
Lutheran church at 11 o’clock,
• METHODIST TOPIC
“Also" is the sermon topic of
1 'Rev. N. C. Bush for Sunday
morning worship hour at 11
o'clock at Grace United Methodist
Funeral riles for Wray Alex
ander Wiliiams, VO, retired farm
er and businessman of Route
Three, were conducted Tuesday
afternoon at 3 o’clock from First
|3aptist church, of which he was
Rev. Paul Riggs was assisted
by a former pastor, Rev. Robert
Mann of Boone, in officiating at
the final r tes and interment was
in Mountain Rest cemetery.
Nephews of Mr. William, Rud-
isill Ware, Paul Ware, Gene
Ware, John Williams, Floyd
Thornburg and Beattie ^ e e
Queen, wore active pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers were
First Baptist church deacons and
members of the Men’s Sunday
Mr. Williams died Sunday night
at S:55 in the Kings Mountain
h- ipital after a brief illness.
Born , December 7, 1881 in
Cleveland county, he was son of
the late David Jack and (Mary
Finley Williams. His wife, the
late Emma Sellers Williams, died
Active in the reigious and po
litical life of Cleveland county,
he was a former member of
the Kings Mountain hosj^tal
boiiixi of trustees and of the
Kings Mountain Kiwanis club. On
his Wth birthday. First Baptist
church named h'.m a life-time ac
He is survived by one son, H.
O. (Toby) Williams of Kings
Mountain; three daughters, Mrs.
Rimer McGill of Kings Moun
tain. Mrs. Francis O Hunt of Lex
ington and Mrs. Welford Bul-
'ock of Seaboard: one brother, W.
.M. Williams of Kings Mountain;
one sister, Mrs. Harley Queen
of Karl; and one granddaurhter,
M'ss Jan Williams of Raleigh.
In lieu of flowers the family
has designated memorials to the
building fund of First Baptist
SAVING the environment
To Make Address
FIRST PLACE WINNER AT FAIR — Agricultural student^ ia the Outdoor Recreation and Ecology
class at Kings Mountain high school copped the blue ribbon award for "Sov ng the Environment*'
among school FFA booths at the Cleveland Coun ty Fair las) week. How to save water, soil, air
and vegetation featured the es^ibit, also on display at Wednesday's Floral Fair. FFA advisors
were C. B. Knight, M. L- Campbell art G. W. Silver. (Photo by I. G. Alexander)
Bowles To Visit
In City Tuesday
At City Hall
The city of Kings Mountain is
providing free pickup for the
City sanitation supervisor Ros-
coe Wooten urges citizens to bag
their leaves, leave them on the
curb, and call him at City Hall.
He sai i a truck would be sent
as quickly as possible to pick the
Tickets On Sale
Deems Travel Center of Shelby
has now on sale tickets to Uie
1972 Ice Capades. Ti'ckets for 18
yeafj end under will 'he half
price for the following perform
ances, Tlvurs.iay, 8:00 p.m.; 4:00
p.m. ^tuiiday and 5:30 pjm. Sun-
T ' purchase tickets rail 482-
7361 or write Decims Travel iCen*
tci, 4C6'A S. La.Fayelte Stloet,
Shelby, N. C. 28150.
The Kings IMoimtam United
Fund drive apix>ars to be picking
up .somewhat with •cijpproximalely
$3,000 in donations eomJng in
fi’iCf' la‘^-1 week.
Mrs. Becky Seism, soorotary-
treasurer, said the total now has
gene over the $12,000 rmark. Last
week, $0,801 had boon eontribut-
Pine Manor Apartments, the
100 unit apartment complex just
off 1-85 on York road, is expected
to be ready for occupancy in a-
bout 10 days, Mike Coleman,
spokesman for Phillips Develop
ment Corporation said this week.
Phillips is advertising for a re
sident manager and a mainten
ance man for the project, said
(Persons who wish to apply for
either of the positions available
should forward resumes to the
Hargrove (Skipper) Bowles,
Democratic candidate for gover
nor (Will campaign in Cleveland
county Tuesday, Oct. 24, with a
special Kings Mountain visit on
Bowles wil be honored at a pub-1
lie reception to be held at Shelby
City Park from 2:30 to 4:30 p. m. |
After that, he’ll travel to Kings j
Mountain city hall for a visit
with citizens of the area begin
ning at 4:45 p .m.
All area residents are cordial
ly invited to attend the Shelby
reception and gieet the candidate
at city hall.
'Bowles is expected to fly to the
county, arriving about 2 p. m.,
and meet briefly with the press
at the airport before the sche
duled events beg'n. The visit will
be his first to the county since
the spring primaries.
Mrs. Odell Benton has been e-
lected president of the Ladies
Auxiliary of the Bethlehem Vol
unteer Fire Department.
Other officers are Mrs. Jack
Lail, vice-president; Mrs. Gerald
McDaniel, secretary; Mrs. Dwight
Ledbetter, treasurer; Mrs. Ches
ter Cash and Mrs. B. F. Canx‘n-
ter, co-chairmoji of the committee
on publicity: and Mrs. Maggie
Lail Miss Piccola Blalock. Mrs.
Mylie Huffstetler and Mrs. Grady
Lail, members of the fooii com
Mrs. David Smith served Hal
loween refreshments at Monday’s
Phillips office at 4601 South iBou- meeting at the fire department
lovard in Charlotte. 'headquarters,
HERE TUESDAY — Hargrove
(Skipper) Bowles of Greens
boro, Democratic candidate for
Governor of North Carolina, will
visit here on Tuesday.
Comm. Ray Cline
Ward 1 Comm. Ray Cline has
been named chairman of the
fnax'or’s downtowm ctmmittec to
study recent proposals by the
Mcrt lianb’ Association and Cham
ber of Commerce.
The proopsals are: 1) to elim.-
nato parking meters; 2) to as-
.sign a full-time clean up man in
the downtown area; and 3) to
stat, n a poli.-eman downtown on
Friday.? when traffic is heaviest.
Otlier members of the commit
tto are J. C. Brmges, president of
the C of C; Jim Downey, pre.sidon
Oi the retailer^; Comm. W.
Biddi.\, Comm. Jonas Bridges;
Charles Blanton, Donald Jones.
Chioi Tom MrDevitt, Lewis Del
linger, Public Work': Supt. ^oscoe
VV..ot('n, John M’cGinnis and Lar
ry liamcick. Mayor John M»o5s
will serve e.\-offv*io on the com
Members of the committee are
being asked to study (be propos
als offered and m'ake ret'ommend-
ations lo the full board of com
missioners for their approval oi
Same As KMHS
Bethwai*o school Paront-Tc'ach-
er Association unanimously en-
dors(Hl the upcoming school lx)nd
issue at Thursday’s meeting.
Action of the more than 1(X)
parents piosenl came after a slide
program was presented by Supt.
Rev. Russell Fitts, P-TA pi'csi-
John Cline Appeals $72,800 City
Award For Buffalo Creek Property
John D. Cline has filed notice
of appeal of a three-member
commission's award of $72,860
tnr property he owns which is
being sought by the City of Kings
Mountain for the Buffalo Creek
The case has been set for the
next civil term of Superior Court,
The enmp-arign workers are seek- which begins Nov. according
ing more than $1,00 lessjto Mrs. Ruth Dedmon, clerk of
Jioan last year’s tfoal# ‘court.
Cline had earlier filed ex^^ep-
tinn In the commission’s ruling.
That ruling was confirmed ijy
the clerk of Superior C<to» t at a
hearing last week.
Cline’s property is one of two
remaining parcels the city is
seekinp- for the water project.
Commissioners were appointed
last week in the city’s condemna
tion actions against Ambrose
The Kings Mountain Board of
Education Monday night adopteJ
the same sol of attendan.*e nilcs
for Central Junior High as was
earlier set for Kings Mountain
Bill Bates, director of school
coimmunity relations who acted
in the absence of Supt. Don Jones,
told the board the rtwni regula
tions ado^>tO(i for the high school
is already paying divid<Mifls. "Ab
senteeism has liropix'd 25 jM'r- f^VMirfl
cent’’ since the rules were ad.>i>t- A/aOWS VAUWII
ed, Bates nottxi.
The new rules allow a student
to miss only 15 days ixt semes
ter. Aiiyonc ini.ssing o\ ('r 15 days
will not rm'ive any credit and
throe unexcu.s(Hi abseiKOS will re
sult in the loss of one of those 15
iBates said the new regulations
put attendance rc-iponsihilitios on
the parents instead if theschods.
In other Monday night actiom, bazaar carritxi out the theme
“Lets Move With The Times"
from the hom^ to school, office,
industry, church, and politics.
Attf'iition was given to the up
coming gcm'ral election with
Major General Fcrd L. Davis
Zebuion, commanding oiXicer oi
the cOth Infantry Division (Me
chanized) Support Command,
No.tn Carolina Army National
Guard and Adjutant General of
North Carol na, will make the
patrk tic address at Kings Moun
tain’s Veterans Day observance
Monday at 5 p. m. in Veterans
Park of Mountain Rest cemetery.
0)-rp: •„ :or.ng the program are
the Amcr.'.an Legion and Auxil
iary of Post 155, the VF^\'^ and
Auxiliary of Frank B. Glass Post
9S11 and the City of Kings
The program will open at 4:45
p. m. with a 15 minute prelude of
patriotic music by the Kings
Mountain high school band under
direction of Donald Deal. The
5 p. m. ceremonies will open with
a color guard. Members of the
Kings Mountain high school
choir, under direction of Mrs. J.
N. McClure, will present special
Mrs. B. M. Janett of Shelby,
national vic'c presidcnt of the A-
merican Legion auxiliary, will
lead the assemibly in "The Na
State Department Commanders
of both the American Legion and
V^FW \vill attend: VFW Com
mander Fred Howell of Kanna
polis and American Legion Oom-
mander Jack Cranford of Con
Go’d Star Mothers and Fath
ers of the area will be recogniz-
Mayor John Henry Moss will
introduce special guecds and will
intnxiucc the speaker. Mrs. Rob-
ognize Gold Star parents. Ben
Case, past comm'ander of VP'’*V
Post 9811, will lead the plcxlge
Commander Lindlx'rgh Dixon
of the American l egion Post 155
will introduce Legion dignitaries
and Commander Jack Smith will
introduce VFW dignitaries.
Chairman Bi>b Davies will pre
In proclaiming Veterans Week
in the city, the mayor stated that
“men of stout heart and strong
convictions have borne arms in
tlie cause of freedom since our
nation was but a concept in the
hearts and minds of patriots, and
the Americm «>ldicr in every
generation has given our United
States since its birth his youth
and strength, his love and loyal
ty, and tw) often, his life lai<I on
Continued On Page Eight
SPEAKER—Major General Ferd
L. Davis, Adjutont Generol cA
North Carolina and command
ing officer of the NCANG, will
moke the patriotic oddress ot
Monday's Veterans Day observ
ance at Mountain est cemetery.
Crowds of fairgooi's were
joying homecookt'd turkey and
ham dinners whi’e v'siting tne
Woman’s club 69th annual com-
mnuity festival Wednc.sdny.
A record num' er of exhibitors
of all ages participated in the
Paintings, ceramics, arts and
crafts, school exhibits, flowers,
lioi ti’ultiux*. ne<Kilework, and a
Funeral rites for Glenn Mc
Daniel, 56, of 212 S. Roxford
Road, were conducted .Monday
afternoon at 3 p. m. from Resur
rection Lutheran church of which
he was a member.
Rev. Glenn Rowland officiated
at the final rites and masonic
burial was conducted in Bethle
hem Baptist church cemetery.
Mr. McDaniel died suddenly
Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.
at his home of a heart attack.
He was employed as an eleetri-
can at Kings Mountain Mica
Company and a Mason, member
of Fairview Lodge 339 AF&AM.
I Ho was the son of the late
John Dixon and Lula Gqforth
i McDaniel and a native of Kings
! Surviving are his wife, ,Mrs.
Frances Yates McDaniel; two
sons, Brent McDaniel of Belmont
I and Mark McDaniel of the home:
: his daughter. Mrs. Dale HoIIi-
! field of Gaston'a: his stepmother,
Mrs. Annie McDaniel of Kings
Mountain; seven brothers. Clyde
McDaniel. Charles McDaniel.
Roger McDaniel. Durward Mc-
and Gerald .McDaniel, all of
Kings Mountain, and Naaman
McDaniel of Shel’^y: and five
sisters. Mrs. \V. O. Sellers. Mrs.
Vance Stroupe. Mrs. Howard Ro-
. berts. Mrs. James San<?ers, all
I of Kings Mountain, and Mrs.
1 Ralph Wright of Conover; and
i three prandchddren.
Fd I nileipass
Is First 0-sf ctf
Mayor John Moro
day that he, Senat^r-elcc* VK.
Mauney, Jr. and Senator >nie
Harris will approach ri'.e
hignway c ■ 'gi
ask that group t • prov .e i..
for an undernaas und'cf Sore ein
itailway’:- tracL-; In t.ic d:vv:’
“The traffic proclem" arc
ing and we are a growing city.''
Moss caid, “and that is w'hy
we’ve decided to do this.*’
Present plans are to improve
East Gold Street frern Cansler
Street to York oad, thus, elimi
nating s-Dime of the railroad cr.xss-
ings |n town.
"This is just part of our long-
range thoroughfare plans,’*
noted. Citizens apyr ve ’
thoroughfare plan ill.-
hearing in 1969.
Moss said the trio
ask the to^vn of r..
join with Kings Mountain
proving Cherryville oad bet'^.c^n
the two towns.
A third objective in this plan,
Moss said, would be to instnll
traffic lights at Canoler and King
William Herndon is chairman
of the highway advancement
'committee and other contmittee
members are J. Lee Rioberts, L. E.
Hinnant. Carl F. Mauney, Leroy
Blanton and Bill Grissom.,
City commissioner W. S. Biddix
is chairman of the city traffic
safety commilttee and other'cem-
mittee members are Police Chief
Tom McDevitt and commissioner
Marion Poole, of Raleigh, offi
cial of the state highway depart
ment, conducted a public hearing
on the preliminary long-term
thoroughfare plans for the city
August 11, 1969. There was no
The plan envisions a belt route
around the outskirts of the city
with take-off points at east and
was on the proposed US 74 By
pass, bisecting of the U. S. 74,
N. C. 161 and 236, along with a
grade separation point at the
railcrossing at the intersection of
Hawthorne Rt>ad and Battle
ground. N. C. 261.
Map of the preliminary p’an is
available for viewing at Lie
Westover Baptist church will
sponsor a gospel sing Saturday,
Oct. 28th, at 7 p.m. with Frt^
Williams Gospel Singers and
The Bmvns to be featured in
the program of music.
Viiqinia Foster, 26, Is Chiuaed
Wth Murder In Slaying Oi Aunt
1) Dis(‘iKV^'<l a summary ot
budget reriue.st.'? by the State Di'-
parlmtmt of Public Instruction for
the 1973-75 bitMinium. The .sum
mary iWeriNi four main areas...; coming general election with
l>cr.sjnnel, programs, (HH'rations posters liearlng the cpndiciatos'
and management. Batt»s notevl pictures und the Dee. 9 school
the state department, at its top! bonds eleetitm hem with the
priority, would be'pusliing for 10 theme, "V/s The Kids That
months employment. Bates notw!; Count."
that a 10 percent pay raise for General chairmen of the 1972
teachers over two years was ^festival were Mrs. George Thom-
number 37 on the li.st of priori- asson. Mrs. Jay Powell and Mrs.
Co7Uinucd On Page Eight ' W. D. Werner,
Virginia Foster, 26-year-oId
Kings Mountain woman, goes on
trial Oct. 26 for the pistol slay
ing of her aunt hy marriage,
Cheryl Ann Foster.
DtU. William Roper of the city
police department arivsted
Fi'ster last Thursdav after Cheryl
Foster was shot while sitting in
side her car at the stoplight at
the intersection of North Pied
mont ani Battleground avenues.
Roper originally charged Vir
ginia Foster with assualt with a
deadly weapon but later changed
the charge to murder where
Cheryl Foster diefi at Kings
Roper gave this account:
“I met Henry F’ostcr on North
Piedmont Avenue at Kmg Sti'oet.
lie was blowing his horn and
said for me lo take him to the
hospital. Henry Foster said his
wife had Ix'en shot by Virginia
K'^sler and that she was in a
Virginia Foster reportedly
went lo Gaston a to scH»k legal
aid and Inter turned herself in
at the police station.
Police said that two cars pul
led up to the stoplight at North
Piedmont and Battleground. Vir
ginia Foster rep<'rledly was in
the first car and got out. Cheryl
Ann Foster was reportedly in the
second car and did not get out.
AecoiMing to police, the p stol
belived to ' e the one used in the
slaying had been fii'od four times.
It was not immfxiiately known
how many times Cheryl Foster
had been shot.
Funeral services for Cheryl
F'oster were held Saturday at 4
p.m. at Bessemer City f reewill
Baptist Church by Rev. D. L.
Wlinley ani Rev. Paul Banning.
Sisk Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements and
bur al was in Mountain Rest
In ad(liti<m to her husband.
Mns. Foster is survived hy her
mother, .Mrs. Mary Jane Frixloll
Stewart; one daughter. Tonya
Poster; one son. IlaroM D. Fos
ter; one sister. Mrs. Elaine War
ren of Kings Mountain; four bro
thers. Steve, Eddie and Jimmy
Stewart, all of Kings Mountain
and Vernon Lw Stewart of Gas
Funeral rites for Mrs. Myrtle
Costner Eaker, 79, of 13S0 West-
over Drive, wife of Lafayette 1
Eaker, were coiulucted We<lnes-
day afternoon at 4 p.m. from
El Bethel United Methodist
church of which she was a mem
Her pastor, Rev. E. L. Murphy,
officiated at the final rites, as
sisted by Rev. Archie Chapm^^n
and interment w'as in the El Be
Mrs. Eaker died Tuesday morn
ing at 4:30 in the Kings Moun-
ta n hospital following declining
health for seveiai yeai's. She had
'^een hosnita’ized for several
wo'^ks following a stroke.
She was a n-’tive of C’evelard
County, daughter of the late
Alexander and Florence Williams
She and her husb and had cele
brated their 60th wedding an-
I Surviving, in addition to her
; husband, are f ve sons, Gerald
( Faker. Bovee Faker. Jack Faker,
• all of Kint^s Mountain, Ra’ph
; Eaker of Hickory and Wilhur
I Eaker of Grover; three daugh
ters, Mrs. Clvde Pridgens. Mrs.
■I..eonard Gamble, both of Kin<»s
Mountain, and Mrs. He’en War
ren of Hickory; four brothers.
Bloom Costner of Shelby. F^.t-
zhugh Costner and Wilbur Cost
ner. both of Lawndale R«v. .1,
Wheeler Costner of Ruther^ord-
ton: one sister. Mrs. Maurice FI-
liott of'Shelby; 17 grandchildren
«nd nine great- grandchildren.