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Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 83 No, 47
Kings Mountain, N, C., Thursday, November 23, 1972
PRiCE TEN CENTS
City Traffic Signalization Project In Final Planning
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NEW OFFICERS OF 4 H COUNTY COUNCIL — New Officeirs of the Cleveloiid County 4-H CouncU)
were installed Friday night in installation ceremonies at the county oifice building. Mrs. Mdry
Ellen Caskell, home economist, left, conducted the installation services. Areo 4-irers from left
to right ore Lynn Lowing, reporter; Margo Greene, secretary; Mary Jo AustelL vice*piesident;
and Chudc Keller, president. Keller and Miss Greene ore both officers of the Dixon Cenmunityj
4-H club. (Herald Photo by Isoac Alexander) t
Schools, Businesses Quiet
On Thanksgiving Holiday
United Fund Goal Over TopSsSl,'
Is Work Day
Most businesses will be closed
to:iay as Kings Mountain afea
citizens observe a day ol Thanks
Some textile mills, including
Margracc and Kinder plants, and
all city schools will be c‘osed
Thursday and Friday and return
to work ^londay. i
Some drug stores and doctors’
offices will be open on abbreviat
es! schtHlules for emergency serv
Kings 'Mountain Drug will be
open from 2:50 p. m. until 4:30
p. m. for proscription services
and Mountaineer Pharmacy will
be open from 2 p. m. until 5
Griffin Drug and Medical
Pharmacy will be closed but Wil
son Griffin, owner of the Grif
fin firm, said ho would ibo on
call for emergency service only.
McGill clinic in Kings Moun
tain and the Mixlica clinic in
Grover will he closed. However,
Dr. Gary Mangrum in Grover will
be on call for emergency service.
In Kings Mountain, the only
medical clinic open will be Hen-
drlcks-Diirham-Lw clinic, which
will l>eg;n services at 2 p. m. for
Meanwhile, most local fok
will spend the day eating turkey,
watch ng professional and col-
le'ie football gamo.s on the big
tube and visiting relatives. Sev
eral churches in Kings Mountain
will ho serving a Thanksgiving
Funeral rites for Mrs. noaulah
Diane Canipe, 21. wife of S-Sgt.
Forney Kugene Canipe, were con-
die’fed Saturday afternoon at
3:30 from Harris Funeral Home
Mrs. Canipe die<l of pneumonia.
U'W'. A. A. Bailey officiateti at
the final rites and interment was
In Mountain Rest cemetery.
'Mrs. CaniiK* died at 8 a. m.
Thursday at her home on liar-
m m road.
.Surviving, other than her hiis-
ban<l, are her parents, Mr. and
>R’s. r.other Anderson of Kings
Mountan; three sons. Joseph
Luther Gunn, Gurney Douglas
Gunn and Forney Kugene Canipe.
H. all of the home; two daugh-
tei'vS, Mary Elain« Anderson and
Candi Rena Canipe, both of the
home; one brother, Larry Dou
glas Andersen of Kings Moun
tain: and one sisters, Mrs.
Mielia Darnette Sims of Cherry-
PRINCESS — Janet Bridges,
high school senior, will repre
sent the city in Thursday’s Cor-
^ olinos Carrousel Thanksgiving
Day parade in Charlotte.
In Big Parade
.Janet Bridges, high school sen-
and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
C. Bridges, is in Charlotte today
where she is representing the
city in ^hc annual Thanksgiving
Day Carolinas Carrousel.
This afternoon’s big parade will
Miss Bridges left Wednesday for
Charlotte to attend the event
wliieh includes a coronation ball.
Tlie new princess is also DAR
Good Citizen and was delegate
in June to Tar Heel Girls State
spjnsi)r('d by the American Leg
Church services on Thanksgiv
ing day will be held ^by at least
four Kings Mountain churches,
and five churches will serve
breakfast Thursday morning.
Rev. Robert E. Allen will de
liver the sermon, “The Meaning
of Thanksgiving” at the 10 a. m.
morning worship service today
at St. Matthew’s Lutheran church.
Members of the Junior Choir will
sing the anthem, 'Give Thanks
All Ye People” and the Senior
Choir will sing “Glorious Is The
Lord Amighty.” Mrs. L. E. Hin-
nant will direct the choral pre-
At Boyce Memorial ARP church
Dr. Charles Eldwards will deliver
the Thanksgiving sermon at 7:30
a. m. Men of the Church will
serv’e breakfast to the congrega
tion at 8 a. m.
Men of the Brotherhood of
Kings Mountain Baptist church
will serve Thanksgiving break
fast from 7 until 9 a. m. and Rev.
James Wilder will deliver the
sermon at 9 a. m. in the church
Men of First Presbyterian
church will serve breakfast from
7;.30 until 9 a. m. in the church
Methodist Men of Central Unit
ed Methodist church will serve
breakfast from 7 until 9 a. m. at
the church fellowship hall. The
Thanksgiving message at 9 will
bo delivered by the pastor, Rev.
liber s Gift
A $-1,000 contribution from
Fiber Industries employees this
week enabled the Kings Moun
tain United Fund to top its ori
ginal goal of $33,450.
Mrs. Becky Seism, secretary-
treasurer of the local UF drive,
reported Wednesday that the
present total of money collected
now stands at $TJ.411.15, or
$994.45 more than the original
The total is expected to go
even higher. Mrs. Seism noted
that several pledge still have not
This morks the first time in!
four years that Kings Mountain I
has met it goal. The last time |
the local UF drive topped its i
mork w as in 1968, when S. K. j
Peeler and John Cheshire headed '
the drive. The goal that years
was $26,600 and the total collect- i
ed was $30,029.31, or 112.9 per j
cent participation. I
Bill Bates, chairman of this
year’s drive, expressed his ap-,
predation to the individual citi-j
'.ens and bltsinesses who contri-!
bated funds so that this year’s
goal could be realized. Bates also
expressed his thanks to the |)er-
sons who gave of their time and
efforts to serve as division chair
men and solicitors.
All divisions combinted cur
rently have realized 103 per cent
«>f the original goal. Four of the
10 divisions topped Alwlr original
The industrial division, head
ed by Bob Suber, went almost
$5,000 over its original goal. That
division sought $18,397.50 and
turned in $23,014.45. Other divi
sions surpassing their goals in-1
eluded correspondence, ministers!
and public schools. 1
Here’s the current breakdown j
of divisions, with their chairman
listed first, then the original
goal and the current contribu
Advanced gifts: Helen Hen
dricks; $4,318.50; $2,493.00.
Commercial: I^ouise Lybrand;
Correspondence*: Charles Ham
ilton; $1,692.50; $2,808.00.
Industrial: Boio Suber; $18,-
Professional: June Lee; $1,338;
Ministers: Frank Shirley, $331.-
Schools: C. A. Allison; $2,-
Post Office: Bud Medlin; $331.-
State Park: Don Crawford;
City Employees: Bud Medlin;
Individuals and ibusinesses who
helped make the drive a success
this year will be honored at a
CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
SPEAKER — U. S. Congressman
James T. Broyhill of Lenoir will
be speaker at Monday night's
d nner meeting of the Exchange
Club of Shelby at 6:45 p.m. at
Holiday Inn, Shelby.
Unilei States Congressman
James T. Broyhill of Lenoir will
be guest speaker at Monday
niglU’s dinner meeting of the
Exchange club of Shelby at 6:45
D. m. at Shelby’s Holiday Inn.
Congressm a n Broyhill will
speak during the club’s observ
ance of "One Nation Under God
Month.” Bojby G. Raines is
•-geuerai- chairman of the promo
tion and is program chairman
for the meeting.
During the month club speak
ers have presented pati'iotic pro
grams in area schools and have
donaltxi 10,000 pinback flags to
school chiklren in grades 1-6; 10.-
000 “One Nation Under God”
pamphlets to school children in
grades 1-6; and l.OiVO table tent
foldcis giving grace '-:ofore meals
l)eing placed in restaurants an<I
dining rooms in Cleveland coun
Mayor John Moss declartnl the
month of NovemN'r as "One Na
tion Under God” month in Kings
The City of Kings Mountain
versus B&B Ranch condemnation
hearing was recessed Wednesday
and will be convened Monday.
Wednesday’s court session
dealt mostly with testimonies of
The city is seeking to condemn
247.57 acres of the B&?B Ranch
land for water fixjnt on its new
Buffalo Crock lake project. The
city paid B&b Ranch ^4,562.60,
according to Mayor John Moss,
on August 13, 1970. However,
Billy Maimey and Buford Cline,
owners of B&B Ranch, appealed
that the figure was not a fair
Mayor Moss pointed out that
the Supreme Court ruled in favor
of the citiy in earlier action.
Is December 8
j Resale of the property of the
, late Mrs. George Cansler will he
! held at the Cleveland County
I courthouse door in Sheby on De-
: cember Sth at 10 a.m.
j Commissioner J. A. West said
I b;dding for Tract 1, 508 W. Moun
tain street, will start at $7,820.
Biding for Tract II, at 103 King
street, will begin at $2,859.80.
Kings Mountain Optimist club
momlTors at their Thursday night
meeting unanimously endorsed
the upcoming school bond refer
Action came after program on
the school bond issue was pre
sented by Schools Supt. Donald
Program Chairman Gene Aus
tin presented Supt. Jones and
club President Charles Burns
Bill Briggs, director of studen
personnel services at Gardner
Webb College, has been named
piesiJent-oloct of the Southern
College Personnel Association.
Briggs was named at the group’s
23rd annual meeting in Houston.
Br'ggs has served two terms
as treasurer of the organization
as well as director of the associa
tion newsletter committee.
Briggs is serving his second
year on the staff of the college
cf>ming to Gardner-Webb from
Pfeiffer College. He has previous
ly served as e.xecutive secretary
of Southern University Student
Government Association. He is a
graduate of Pfeiffer where he
earned his bachelor’s degree and
Western Carolina University
where he earned his master’s.
lie is a native of Kings Moun
tain and served for several years
as a teacher and piincipai rti Gas
ton County Schools.
Commissioners have awarded
$97,000 to Ambrose Cline for
property condemned by Kings
Mounta n for the Buffalo Creek
water project following an ap
praisal hearing in the office of
Cleveland County Clerk of Su
perior Court, Mrs. Ruth Dedmon.
At a condemnation hearing on
Sept. 1, Mrs. Dedmon ruled in fa
vor of Kings Mountain In its at-
temr)ts to condemn the Cline pro
perty and to acquire the land to
complete the Buffalo Creek wa
During the hearing in Septem
ber. Bernie Chealwood, employe
of a professional service in ac
quiring land for the city, testi
fied he offered Cline $6-1,500 for
the 106-acre tryct in Oct. 1969,
including the Cline home. He
said the offer was refused, as
was another offer of $32,000
whereby Chne would keep his
home and the city would build
dikes to protect it. Cheatwood
said he made a final offer of
$70,000 last year and was refus
ed a third time.
Commissioners who heard the
case Friday were Joe Graver,
Robert Davies and Wray A.
Kings Mountain Mayor John
Moss reco ved word late Wednes
day that Kings Mountain’s traf
fic signalization project of 1971
should become a reality in the
Moss said the city has schedul
ed two final planning meetings
with District Twelve traffic en
gineer Bob Jenkins for Nov. 28
ani Dec. 4. Moss said the high
way commission has approved
the funds and will let contracts
after plans are finalized.
The proiect will include in
stallation of “soph sticated” traf
fic lights at evrrv intersection on
highways 74. 216 and 161 “from
city limits to city imits,” Moss
said. Many of the intersect.ons
will have pedestrian controls,
where a punch of a button by the
pede.strian will stop traffic. Cross-
w’alks will be well-marked.
The project also includes in
stallation of rail safety gates at
the Gold and Mountain street
crossings and a new s gnal at
King-Cansler. The state highway
commission will pay the full bill
with exception of differential for
metal poles, rather than wood,
in the downtown area, and South
ern Railway's 10 percent contri
bution for the rail gates.
“I am very happy that the
state is going forward in con
junction with the city to improve
traffic flow and the upgrading
of signals,” said Moss, “and the
street crossings will make Kings
Mountain a safer city for both
pedestrians and traffic.”
The original traffic signaiiza-
tion plan was proseryted in earVf
1971 and at that time it was b^
lieved bids would be let by f1»e
spring of ’72, with traffic light
installation to Ifcegin in the sum-
Mayor Moss was elated over
Mrs. Della .McIntyre is a pa
tient in the Kings Mountain
hospital where she was report
ed improving yesterday. Mrs.
McIntyre is mother of Paul
I Ham of Kings Mountain.
Baptists To Fix
Second Baptist church purchas
ed a city building permit last
week to repair mid remodel the
church plant at 120 Linwood
Kelly Dixon and Shelhy Roof
ing Company were listed as con
tractors for the Improvements
which are estimated to cost
Robert E. Johnson, of route 1,
Wa(‘() Road, was issued a zoning
permit in the mile perimeter area
for a now utility buildin/j and
Lloyd Patterson of 207 Maner
road obtained a permit for sewer
W. G. Smith, of 810 Monroe
avenue, was Issued permit to add
’ a new room to his residence at
I estimated cost ol $5,200.
Hall To Io;'n
John Hall of Gastonia will join
the Kings Mountain Redevelop
ment Commission staff as ass’st-
ant director and project manager
beginning Dec. 1.
Hall, a native of Gastonia, at
tended Gardner Webb college
where ho met his wife, the for
mer Miss Faye MeSwain of Shel
He is an alumnus of the 82nd
Airl)orne Divis on, U. S. Army.
The Halls arc members of the
First Baptist church in Gastonia
whore he is a Sunday School
teacher. Hall h^is been active in
the P-TA, having served as its
Hall is a former memlyer of
iboth the Rotai^' and Kiwan's or
ganizations. has been a mem.''er
of the Project staff of the Boy
Scouts of America for the past
nine years. His most recent as
signment has been in Gaston
County for the past three years.
The Halls have two children,
David Mark, age 12, and Eliza
beth Ann, age four.
' ' j
Tlirec Kings Mountain women
were presented Life Memb(*rship
pins from the Women’s Society
of Christian Service of Centra'
United Methodist church at ser
Mrs. C. J. Gault, Jr. and Mrs.
Fred Withers were presented
awards at a recent Sunday morn
ing service at Central Methodist
church. Making the presentation
was Mrs. C. L. Jolly, Sr., WSCS
Mrs. Fred Wright, Sr., patient
a! Beam’s Nursing Home in
Cherrwi’le was pr'^senteil her
L’fe MemN'rship pin and certi
ficate Sunday. Going to Cherry-
ville for the ceremony wore Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Martin. Jr.. Mrs.
J. E, Rhea. Sr.. Mrs. E. W. Grif
fin, Mrs. C. L. Jolly, Sr., and Rev.
and Mrs. Paschal Waugh. Rev.
Mr. Waugh led the service.
Dr. Paul .\ushw will use the
.sermon t»'^'»i;*, “Our Christian
Heritage” at Sunday morning
worship hour at 11 o’clock at
First Presbyterian chlrch.
To Be Changed
The Kings Mountain Board of
Education Monday night voted to
change the school .system’s name
from Mountain City Schools to
Kings Moiinta n District Schools.
The action came during the
hoard’s regular monthly meeting
held at the Royal Villa Motor
Inn in Charotto. Su[jt. Don Jones
and other school officia's w^re in
Charlotte attending the Arreri-
can Management Workshop
which was held Sunday through
Board members agreed that the
school system wa.s inic'xl a dis
trict and not a city system and
it should be designated as a dis-
Itrict. The board’s attorneys will
I he recpiestod to proceed with in-
vc'^tigalion of legal aspects in-
j vo've<l in the change.
In other actions, the board:
I 1) A(*cepted the resignation of
' Janet Lynn Johnson and Mrs.
Nan T. Ormand at the Early
I Childhood Education Center;
I 2) Granted a sick-'eave exten-
j sion lo Mrs. Dtdla Jaggar;
3. Accepted svstem audit re-
I iv>rts fo»' the year ending June
j'5') and the state nine-month aud-
; D Voted to take over use of a
' line at the hi»^h school
fill! time. Previously, the school
, had .shared use of the computer
line to Raleigh with other
Supt. Don Jones, in discussing
the name change, pointed out
that over .59 ix'r'vnt of the stu
dents in the KM srh(K)l district
are from outside the corporate
limits of Kings Mountain.
“The mam purpose of changing
our name was to make people
outside the city limits of Kings
Mountain feel like a part of the
system,” Jones said.
DRUG SEMINAR LEADERS — Mrs. Vickie Jackson, center, cured of a S350 per day heroin habit and
now emi^oyed by the New York Narcotics Commiss'on, led a drug seminar in the Kings Mbun-
toln areo last week. Bob Kingery, monoger of Alcan Aluminum Corporation of Kings Mountain,
left, and Sam Axtell, Alcon's security supervisor, right, accompanied Mrs. Jackson whose visit was
q;>on8orcd by Aiomr. RM^TfiK^on, speaker for a Mom and Dad program at First Baptist church,
and other lapeessions throughout the county said the drug problem in Cleieland County today is
worse than in Syracuse, New York. ’'Somebody Cares Week” was sponsored by the Cleveland Or-
gonlzation for the Prevention of Drug Abuse* (K3rold Photo by Isaac Alexonder)
Santa Glaus. Pretty Girls, Bands
To Feature KM Yule Parade Dec. 1
Santa Claus, marching hands
and pretty girls arc in the lineup
for Kings Mountain’s Christmas
parade next Friday, DecenV.er 1,
at 1 p.m.
Jim Downey, presdont of the
Kings Mountain Merchants As
sociation, said plans are shaping
well for the 60unit parade this
Store windows u-ere being
dressed for the holidays and
Christmas lights were installed in
the business district. The lights
, are to be turnoil on next Friday
I Theme is “Happ'ness Is.”
The parade will follow the
■same route as last year, begin*
\ ning on West Gold to Railroad
‘ avenue, to King street, Piedmont,
j Mountain, Battleground. and
I break up on Cherokee street.