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Kings Mountoin's Reliable Newspaper
VOL. 83 No. 43
Kings Mountain, N, C,, Thursday, October 26, 1972
PRICE TEN CENTS
School Bond Referendum Set ForDecember Ist^
Bate By Week
K n ;s Mountain’s million
I'xjnd rorcTondum will be held
on Doc. ly, instead of Dec. 9,
as origina’ly announced.
Supt. Donald Jones said Wed*'
tv'sday the date change came a-
bout due to a mix-up between
local school officials and :oond-
ing attorneys in New York.
» “Wo had originaMy set Dec. 9
3 the date,” said Jones, “an:
the attorneys agreed cn it. Rut
wlicn they started setting their
.‘'Cheiulc of advertis ng and e-
vents leading up to the election,
somehow they got geai^ for a
Dc'comber 16 election.”
Jones explained that he tried
to persuade the attorneys to re
.schedule their events amund De
cember 9 but they woiPd not.
“There wasn’t anything we
could d".” ho said. “It is their
1 sponsihil’tv to s^oc that every
asnert of the eVetion is carried
cut legally. So they have the fi-
Jones said the change should
not affect the final outcome, of
tlie vote. We’ll have another week
to work,” he noted.
>Teanwhi>. the school system
has persuaded the county elec
tions office to open the books
for those persons who aren’t pre
sently regi‘;tered and would like
to vote in the school bond elec*
IVrsonT interesting in register
ing, however, must do so with
th(» chairman of h's precinct.
Tlios? chairrren, and their phone
Rethv/arc: Mrs. Alice Connor,
Grover: Mrs. J. B. Ellis, 937*
East Kings Mountain: Mrs.
Nell Cranford, 739-3132.
i.We''t Kings Mountain: Mrs. J
hi. Arthur. 739-5318.
P Purpose of the school bond e-
loction is to provide funds for
building a new .iunior high
srhoo’, and auditorium at Kings
Mountain High, and improve
ments at the district’s elementary
CANDIDATE Jesse Helms,
candidate for the U. S. Senate
on the GOP ticket will bring
hir. campaign to Kings Moun
Helms To Call
Jesse Helms cf Raleigh, Re-
puiblician candidate for the Unit
ed States Senate, wSill bring his
camipaign to Kings Mountain
The Citizens for Helms Com-
mUtec has iannounced that Mr.
Helm.'^ wtill visit in downtown
Ki-rTg3 Mountain at 10:15 a.m.
He wi'il go from Kings Moun
tain to Shelby ^ a campaign
appearance in dowTiitown Shelby
‘The ipiubltc is invited to comje
out and meet the candidate and
jcin him on his visit to Cleveland
County”, said a spokesman.
iloyle barton, Kings Mountain
.lalive, and son of aC". S. A. Bur-
toi, has been promoted to the
position of vice president of Law
rence Ohrj^er Plymouth Corpor
ation in Richmond, Va.
Mi'. Burton joined the firm two
years ago as general sales man
He is married to the former
Miss Jane Osborne of Kings
Mountain and they are parents
of two children: David and Leslie.
I A $1,C00 contra ution from Di
cey Mills pul Kings Mountain’s
! United 1* und drive over the $ld,
1 000 mark this week.
I Mrs. Becky Seism, secretary-
i treasurer for the local campaign,
I said the current total stands at
i $1€,185. Last week’s total was
Kings Mountain is seeliing a
goal of $33,450.
Funeral services for Luther
Wilbur Wright, 59. of Route 3,
Kings Mountain, will be conduct- J fm,*■■■->.
el at 4 p.m. Thursday at Mary’s IfOllCI ISSllC
drove United Methodist Church
by Rev. W. C. Stroupo and Rev.
H. G. Clayton. The body will ibe
placfHl in the church at 3:30 p.m.
ami iuirial will be in the church
.Mr. Wright. 59. died Monday
while on a deer hunting trip in
Union County. S. C. Un on Coun
ty Coroner Fred Phillips ruled
that death was by natural caus
es and ordt*Ted that no .inquest
would bt' hold.
Wri.glu was reported missing
on .Monday and his body was
found Tuesday. The'Union f/jH;
ty .Sherriff’s Department and res
cue s<!uad, along with rescue
squiids from Lawrence and Ches
Kings Mountain Wlaman’s club
members have unanimously en
dorsed the school ibond issue for
funds for school improvements.
Mem'bers took the action at a
recent mooting, according to an-
niouncement by Mirs. Haywood E.
Wilson To lead
Rev Jim Wilson of Chesnee,
S. C. is evangelist for revival ser*
ivees beginning, Sunday and con
tinuing through November 5th
ter (X)untios, joined in the search.! at East Side Baptist church on
Wright, 59, was a native of York road.
;^!oveland County and was the
R^:>n of the late Mr. and Mrs. Pin
kney Wright. He was a World
Cont%nut:d On Page Eight
Services will be held each even
ing at 7:30.
Three Legionnares represent
ing Otis D. Green Post 155 and
senting the Unit 155 Auxiliary
will attend the fall conferance of
North Carolina Department of
the Legion and Auxiliary this
weekend in Atlantic Beach, N. C.
They are Adjutant Joe H. Mc
Daniel, Carl Wilson and Bob
Davies, who is also 23rd District
Commander and Auxiliary Presi
dent Eliza'beth Stewart, Mrs.
Orangrel Jolly, Mrs. Ruth Gam
ble and Mrs. Nancy Dover.
White Cane Sale
Second roadblock iby the Lions
flub for support of the White
Cane program will be held on
The Lions will be stationed at
the overhead bridge signal on 1
West King street and at the NC|
161 'bridge on York road, starting' f
at 2 p.m. Members will meet in I
the First Union National Bank f
parking lot shortly before 2 to
go to their assignments .
Proceeds from the first road
block Sunday totaled more than
Grady Childers is chairman of ^
the White Cane sale. jr
Proceeds are used at both state,
and local level to promote sight
conservation and aid to the blind.
TALKING POLITICS ~ Jim Hunt, left, Democrotic candidate
for lieutenant governor, talks about the upcoming Nov. 7 elec
tion with two Kings Mounta n High School teachers during visit
here this week. Center is Dean Westmoreland and on the right
is Mrs. Charies Baird. (Photo by I. G. Alexander),
Hunt Want LLst:
Mayci John lit nry Moss .'^aid
WeJiK daj he will rc':on'( ne:id to
the city cemmi^su. n appointment
Oi! a seven-mom’M-a- Human Re
sources cemmittee, w-ith particu
lar du'les in several areas ol
He listed the areas as:
2) Job IVainiing.
3) laymen 1 opportunity.
4) Jcb placemen-' cvalua icn.
5) Sc'*,.:-. citize : “with tmpha-
sis on utilizing their skills in
service;, including part-tiime em- '
6) Juvxnilc rehabilita*. i.n.
7) Day core center.
8t F' I curagement of social anJ
cultural programs. ^
9) Infc mational serv’ices for
health, social, and veterans af-
Mayor Moss said he envisi''n'T
appointment of represemtatives
irem industry, business, educa
tion, gcve.nment, m'incrities and
“It is hoped the committee can
maintain an oTJee in ♦he new
comin>un)ity center building and
that one r*" the first efforts would
be in developing job toaining in
coaperaiii.n with industry need
ing employees, ^nd concurrently
a placement evaluation plan foi
benefit otf the employer and his
Funeral rites for John A. En
gland, 75, of Rockingham, bro
ther of Broadus England of Kmgs
Mountain, were conducted Wed
nesday afternoon from Carter
Funeral Home of Rockingham.
Mr. England died Monday.
Other survivors include three
sons, Richard England. Kenneth
En'glarvd, both of Salt Lake City,
Utah; John England of Rocking
ham; a stepson, Jimmy Sellers
of Charlotte; and two daughters
Mrs. Rachel Hi’dreth of Aber
deen and Mrs. Dorothy Wooten
of Atlanta, Ga.
To Trick Or Treat
Senior MYF”ers of Grace Unit
ed Methodist church will “trick
or tre^t for UNICEF,” on Sun
Young people will meet at the
church at 2 p. m.. to. conduct
their annual Halloween project. .
Ail funds contributed loy citi
Rev. Harry Vance is pastor of ,zens are earmarked for the Unit
the church. led Nations Children’s Fund.
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POPPY WEEK PLANNED BY VFW — Membars of Frank *8. GIom Post 9811 Veterans of Fore’gn
Wors will observe National Poppy Week next week, beginning Monday. Members will conduct a
street sale of poppies for benefit of veterans projects. Mayor John H. Moss signs a city proclamo-
tion dssignoti^ Poppy Week as Mrs. Robert Ruff, president of the VFW Auxiliary, and Commander
Jock Smith look on. (Photo by Isaac Altxondf)
|i Jim Hunt, Democratic no.minee
41 for lieutenant governor, came to
ii'Kings Mountain last Friday after- j
i noon, in probably his final Cleve-
:, land county appearance before [
i the November 7 general election. !
Hunt stopped 'oy Kings Moun-1
ta n high school, shook hands |
with the faculty and some stud-;
ents as they departed the build
ing fellowing the Close of school.
He also paused for some street
campaigning and completed his
tour with a brief stop at city'
Two i-ssues that Hunt stressed
wore public kindergarten for ail
five-year-olds in the state and ac-
quisiton ^y the state of more
park lands to protect our natural
Hunt said he was aware of the I
Crowders Mountain issue. He:
pointed out that North Carolina
has st)ent only $S million for
parks since 1915. He plugged the
statinvide $40 million tn^nd issue
I which will double the amount of
land for state parks.
In stressing bs support of
‘tate supported kindergarten for
all five-year-olds. Hunt pointed
out that nationally S5 per cent
ef this age group attend some
kindergarten public or
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Quarterly meeting d the Blue
Ridge Safety Couincil will be
held tonight at Forest .City Ele-
■mentary schctcl in Rulherford
County. Dinner will be from 6
until V and reservations should
be made with Dan King, Cone
Mills, Haynes Flam, Box 218,
Henrietta, N. C.
v:.v ' "cn-y/ ;
SPEAKER — Dr. George F.
Schott of Columbia, S. C. wTl
fill the pulpit on Reformation
Sunday at St. Matthews Luthe
Schott To Fill
The Rev. George Frederick
Schott, D. D., professor of Sys
tematic Theology at the Luther-
rn Theologica’ Seminary, Col
umbia, S. C., will be the preach-
e* for the 11 a. m. scrv.ee at St.
Matthew’s Lutheran church Sun- type' of
day rhorning. The Festical of the private.
Reformation, a day recalling tlie ^ per W'nt of five-year-olds are in
fojynding of the Lutheran church, ■ kindergarten and that only three
will be celebrated. Dr. Schott | and one-half per cent in the state
will speak on “The Ilighlcouinocs, attend state supported kindergar-
of G^.” In the colorful proces-■ tens, he said,
sion will be the choirs of the| Flunt noted that poor children
church and those carrying tlie i attend fcxierally fu re<i k nier-
symbolic gifts of the Reforma-1 garten and th u well-to-do fam-
tton to Protestantism. St. Mat-iiHes send their children to priv-
tnew’s pastor, the Rev. Ro ert E. |ate kindergartens, but many chi!-
Allen, iw’ill serve as the l.turgisl dren from average income fam-
-or the service. lilies lark kindergarten oni>ortuni
Lutheranism traces its officialities. Hunt said this is wron<» and
l>cginning to 1530 when the that the state should move ahead
Augsburg Confession was mul; to a pulilic k mlergarten system
to the imperial dirt of the Holy, designed to provide this great op-
Roman Empi!*e. I'his was the cul- pcrtiinily for all ehildren.
minat on of a struggic that began j Hunt, a poMshed rampaignor.
when the Augustinian monk. Mar-1 apix'arei confident of \ ictorv hut
tin Luther, nailed his O') th^sos His .supporters against
to the Witten erg chun h door in
1.517. As a result of the Uefc»r-
matlon. Lutherans wer*^' led to re
claim the central motif of the
Gospel as ' their chief doctrine. 1
that man is nlace l in a right re-i
lat^onshio with God thmngh th<' i
death of Christ and man’s faith I
in and claiming of that event. ‘
Lutheranism teaches that man
is helpless at gooddeixllng him
self into heaven, that salvation is
net “time off” for goo i behavior
or a reward for s^'nices ’'cnder-
ed. "nstend, saivation is a g’ft
freely given by GfKi to the believ
ing Christian regardT^s of tlie
worthiness of the re(’ei\cr.
A former instructor in nible
and history at Lenoir Rhyne col
lege, Dr. Schott has serv'd
churches in North and South Car
olina. He, also, has served ex
tensively in the general 'work of
Continued Oh Pago Eight
Mrs. Hannon s
Funeral services lor Mrs. Mol
ly Huffstetler Harmon, 86. of 300
Lackey street, widow of W. Avory
Hermon, w'ere conducted Satur
day afternoon, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m.
from Temple Baptist church, in
terment following in El Bethel
Methodist chuadi c'emetery.
Her pastor Rev. Frank Shir
ley, officiated at the final rites,
assisted by Rev. E. L. Murphy,
pastor of El Bethel Methodist
Mrs. Harmon died at 6:30 a. m.
Oot. 12 in the Kings Mcunlain
hospital follow mg several yeaxs
She was a of Cleveland
county, daughter of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Levi Huffstetler. Her
late husband died in February
She was a member of Temple
Surviving are her daughter,
Mrs. Edna N. Coon of Kings
Mountain: t w*o grandchildren.
Robert Lee Coon Jr. of Oxford,
Ohio and Howard Avory Grayson
of Temple Hills, Md.; and five
No School Monday
For Area Pupils
•Kings Mountain school stu
dents will have a day off Mon
day as teachers spend the Day
ev’aluaii'ng t.hc'f; pupils.
Supt. Don Jones said that if
there are any parents who would
like to talk with the teachers a-
bout their children are welcome
to do so. However, Jones encour
ages the parents to come to
school between the hours of 9 a.
m. and 12 noon as the afternoon
hours are expected to be used
VETERANS DAY SERVICE HELD ^ Mayor John Henry Moea
(fop photo) right, is shown presenting an engraved plaque to
Major General Ferd L. Davis during Veterans Day ceremonies
Monday. In bottom photo. National Guordsmen form o color
guord for the patriotic ceremonies. Gold Star families of the
orea ore pictured in the background with the crowds present ot
Mountain Rest cemetery for the city's first onnual 'Tribute to
(Photo by Isoac Alexonuer)
Geo. Davis Urges
Patriotism In Fact
Fnilding Permits; Food Store,
Ke^'ent oHy building permits
i.ssucd one to Lut/-YoR('n Oil
Crmpany for construftion cf a
ford store, estimated to cost
$3*;,292 on Linwood Road. Con-
factor i*: W. E. McCluney Con-
'••ructL-n Companry, of Gaffney,
Other permit.s issued:
Ml', and Mrs. Dan Finger, for
cst'mated $28,400 residence at
204 Edgemont Drive, Marion Dix
City Auto & Truck Pa/rts, Inc.,
addition to building at 209 York
Road, estimated cost $7010.
Linda and BUI Sanders $1021
estimated addition to i^idence at
500 .MonrcH' Avenuut
Mrs, J. II. Rcblfc, estimated
$13,39.5.50 re.'iidence* at 706 West
Geld Street, Mario^ Dixon con
Benjamin Brown, estimated
$2.>0J) ix'mrdeling to iresidence at
11.3 North t'ansler Street.
Alan Jones, estimated $430
fence at 3(M Fulten street.
Roy Connor, c^stlmafed $300 re
pairs to 300 York Road residence.
Perimeter zoning plapement
permit tio Batrbara WoDd, at Stin
nett Acres Trailer Park.
Work Will Begin
City of Kings Mountain
streets imFro\ement program
will get underway tiiis week.
Curb • a nd-g u 11 er work will
staiTt fird with street-paving to
get underway tMouuIay, tviayor
John Henry Mo.ss said.
Skidm )ro Con.driu ticn C'^m-
pany, of Belmont, lias the eur'i-
aml-gutter cxintract, aiwi Neal
Hawkins Company, of Gastonia,
the paving contract.
yiss Janet Sue iBridgt*s has
ht'oii nanvHi the Carrnusei Prm-
cevs from Kings Mountain high
school who w ll go to Charlotte
I to participate in the Carolinas’
^ Carrousel Thanksgiving festival.
, Miss Bridges will compete
against 32 other princesses for
the title of “Queen Carrousel
A.AVli” during her two day stay
in the Queen City and will also
e lt‘alurcHl in the 26th annual
Carrousel Thanksgiving day pa
rade along with other featured
The Carrou::el Quern srloctcvl
w'ill receive a $.500 siho!arshlp
and will travel over 12.(XK)
miles during her reign as a “good;
will” emissary for the Carolinas
to other major festivals through
out the rniiMtry.
Miss Bridges i.s the 17 year-old
daughter of Mr. an<i Mrs. J. C.
B dges "of .302 K<igemoiit Drive.
Her talent is sewing and she also
enjoys dtHxuipage. She W’as elect
ed to Girls State, DAR Good
Clti/en, NHS and secretary of
her senior class. She stands 5 feet
3 Inches and has light brown hair
and grey eyes.
Kings Meuntain’s first annual
'■jii.-ute to Veterans" attracted a
large crown Monday despite rain
w'liich started falling just as the
memorial wreath was being dis
played dn Veterans Park ol
Mountain Rost comeTory.
Majcr General Ferd L. Davis,
ct mmianding offii'or of the Niorth
Carolina National Guard, made
' the patriotic address in which he
ihallengi'd Americaiis to “prac
tice patriotism." He siiid “patrio
tism is just like exercising, no
go d ui:’c.s; i ractu-ed.”
The Adjutant General of North
Carolina and his wife of Zebulton
arrived in an Army helicopter at
5 p.m. to be greeted by a National
Guard Color Guard who advanced
the colors. Mrs. B. M. Jarrett of
Shclb.v. national vdcc president
of the Amoriv’an U'gion AuxiW-,
ary, led the National Anthem,
accempanied by the Kiqgs Mcnin-
tain high sc hool band. The K.MHS
Girls Clioir. under direidion v)f
Mrs. J. N. McClure sang “Let
There Be Peace", “Faltle Hymn
of the Kopubl e". “G;-1 Bless
Amcri:-.!" an<l "This Is My Coun
try. ’ Mayor J'>hn M ; introduc
ed llu' spt'akef and as i<ted by
Malor Genera! Davi^-. .\mer^A•^n
L'gion Department . ^nrmandet
.Ta’k Craiik'r.l of Concord and
VINV Dop.irl merit C'mniander
Fred Howell of Kannapolis, plac
ed the memorial wreath in the
oemotery and “I;>os“ by the high
selaxrl band climTxeil the c(Te-
Bon Case Icvl the pUsige to the
flag an<l Comjnandcr^ Lind'')0!g
Dixon of Otis D. Green Pod 155
and Jack Smith ol Frank B. Glasg
Post 9811 rtvognized guests]
I>avio.«5 gave tlie vvadev^me.
Continued On Pago Eight '