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Plus Two 8-Poge Supplements
VOL 83 No. 49
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, December 7, 1972
PRICE TEN CENTS
City Board To Weigh Buffalo Awards
Phillips To Build
23 More Dwellings
Phillips Construction Company
has purchased city builiing per
mits for 23 more six-room resi
dences to be built in its North-
Estimated cost of the 23 totals
$348,209. Six are estBmated to
cost $13,983, eleven to cost
$14,983, and six to cost $16,583.
The homes will be built on
three streets as follows:
2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017,
2019, 2021, 2023, 2025, 2027, 2028,
Northwoods Drive — at 1714
Loblolly Lane—at 2106, 2107,
2108 and 2109.
In addition during the past
Gregory Nolan bought a per
mit to I'Duild a $1000 utility build
ing at his residence at 305 Som
Jake Sipes bought a $4500
trailer permit to be placed at
715 Landing Street.
Mrs. Pauline Mauney bought a
trailer placement permit for 28
Dixie Trailer Park.
J. Wilson Crawford bought a
demolition permit to raze the
residence at 1000 Shelby Road.
# Meeting Tonight
The Kings Mountain Redevel
opment Commission will holl an
informational meeting on plans
for the Cansler area uil an re
newal project at City Hall Thurs
day night at 7 o’clock.
All persons in the area, prop
erty owners and tenants, have
ibeen invited to attend the meet
Gene White, commission direc
tor, said rights of both owners
and tenants will be outlined and
objectives for redevelopment of
:he 110-acre area will be stated.
Mr. White adde that the com
mission expects to begin acquir
ing properties it expects to raze
—some 186 residences are tabbed
for razing as derelict or sub
The commission will obtain
initial purchase funds via a fed
eral loan before going into the
private market in March to sell,
John /Whitlock, Burlington
Mills employee, was inducted into
membership by the Kings Moun
tain Jaycees at their Tuesday
A night meeting.
Mr. Whitlock, his wife, Pat,
and their son and daughter re
side at 307 Fulton Drive. He
commutes to McAdenville where
he is employed.
Dr. Paul Ausley will use the
sermon topic, “Out of Darkness
Into Light” at Sunday morning
worship hour at First Presby
G-W QUEEN — Debbie Bums
of Kings Mountcdn has been
chosen 'Miss Anchoi" in the
Gardner-Webb college yeorbeok
A Kings Mountain student,
Miss Debbie Burns, was crowned
‘iMiss Anchor,” in the Gardner-
Webb college year book contest.
Miss Bums, daughter of A^rs.
Edith Burns of 309 Wilson Ter
race, will be featured in the
1973 college yearbook.
Runner-ups were Donha Turner
cxf Blardtsbul'g, S. ji’, arid Lanlta
Wright of Shelby^
Do MaO Early
Suggested dates for mailing air
parcels and air mail greeting
cards for overseas countries are
Post office officials suggest
that air parcels to Far East and
Near East countries and to Africa
be mailed by Dec. 9 to Insure de
livery by Christmas. Air greet
ing cards to the same countries
are requested to be mailed by
Dec. 14 to insure delivery.
A mail early schedule that Is
recommended by the post office
includes the following dates:
Dec. 8—Airmail to Greenland,
Lai:rador and Newfoundland.
Dec. 9—'Airmail to Africa and
Azores; Air parcels to Africa,
Near East and F^r East, which
.Dec. 11—Air parcels to South
and Centra! America and Eu
Dec. 14—Air greeting cards to
Africa, Near East and Far East;
Dec. 16—Air greeting cards to
South and Central Afnerica and
Dec. 19—Air greeting cards to
Canada and Mexico,
The post office urges that pack
ages to cities in the United States
ibe mailed by Dec. 10.
A spokesman for the post
office here noted that two special
boxes will be set aside in the
lobby of the post office for bun
dles of Christmas cards. In-
town cards and out-of-town cards
should be bundled separately and
placed in their respective boxes.
To Top Agenda
Major items on the agenda for
Monday night's city commission
agenda include recent awards for ^
properties for the r^affalo Creek i
resevoir specifioally !— ,
1) The commissioner award of OwAMttrA DvAKlAina
m,000 to Amnrose B. Cline andT™®®“® rfODiemS
2) The Superior Court jury a-
ward Of $175,000 to W. K. Mau
ney, Jr., and Buford Cline, trad-
as Double B Ranch.
The city has the rlpht of ap
'M»al in both cases, as do the do
The commission is expected to
award contracts for an electronic
accounting machine, of which
Burroughs Corporation is appar
ent low Wdder, and, for the sani
tation department, a truck with
chasis, on which Dalton Truck
Sales, of Gastonia, is apparent
low bidder, and a refuse loader,
on which Worth Keeter, of Char
lotte. is apparent low bidder.
1) Three 'requests for tax re-*
funds on grounds of the home
2) Annexation request of Karl
Jacoby, 40$ Edgemont Road.
3) Rezoning requests of Shel
by Investment Company, Hardin-
Bumgatdner Garage, and Mrs.
Gorrell, all involving properties
within the mile perimeter and
Ivin" on the north side of Shelby
4) Re-zoning request of A. C.
Dugan to re-zone a tract on the
Bessemer City road from light
Industry designation to residen
Choir To Sng
' ‘“The Christmas Story” in song
and scripture will be presented
by thed&voice Chancel Choir
and the Cherub and Carol Choirs
of Kings Mountain Baptist church
Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m.
The program will also include
singing of carols by the congrega
Mrs. J. C. Bridges, organist and
choir director, will direct the pro
gram. Mrs, Bill Crawford is di
rector of the Carol choir.
Rev. James M. Wilder, pastor,
issued invitation to the commun
ity to join in the Christmas sea
Will Be Attacked
Too much water pressure at
Or too little pressure?
Mayor John Henry Moss said
Wednesday he will recommend
to the commission at Monday
night's' meeting that the city
retain Pitometer Associates, En
gineers, of Pittsburgh, Pa., 'to
conduct a water pressure and
supply analysis and to supply
recommendations to correct the
Toys Foi Tots
Operation Toys for Tots vill
be conducted again this year to
make Christmas merrier for the
'Bob Myers, president of the
Kings Mountain Jaycees, said
the Jaycees Tree Lot i the former
Ted Gamble Gulf Station on the
corner of Mountain and Battle
ground) is the place where good,
used toys should <be deposited by
citizens who wish to aid the proj
The Jaycees, in cooperation
with the Kings Mountain Minis
terial Association, will distribute
the toys on Christmas eve.
Good, useable toys are pilfer-
red or those toys which cah be
repaired, said Mr. Myers.
Joe King is chairman of the
project for the civic organiza
31 Busineess dnd Indnstrial Rims
Sapport Upcoming School Bond Vote
Thirty-one local industries and
businesses went on record today
endorsing the Dac. 46 Kings
Mountain District Schools bond
A full-page ad inside today’s
Herald ur"cs local citizens to
support the bond issue is being
sponsered by these 31 busi
Two-thirds of those businesses
are industries who employ hun
dreds of persons. j
Some of the industries have in-;
dicated that they will give out
brochures with their employees’
paychecks this week urging them
to vote for the $2.5 million ref
School officials are urging pass
age of the referendum for three
( major causes:
1) Construction of a new junior
To Give Play
Is it possible to have an old-
fashioned Christmas? This theme
is developed in a play called
“Let’s Have an Old-Fashioned
Christmas” which will be pre
sented Sunday evening, December
10, 7:30 p. m., at First Baptist
church, Kings Mountain, by the
drama group of the church.
A family searches for the true
spirit of Christmas and finds in
the hectic rush of modem day
that things are different from
the years past. Other discoveries
are made relating to the Christ
Mrs. Louise Noffsinger of Wins
ton-Salem wrote the play, and
she and a group of young people
from her church are planning to
attend the presentation Sunday
Free Winter Concert by the
three bands of the school system
will be held on December 14th at
8 p. m. in the auditorium of Cen
tral Junior high school.
The 170 bandsmen will include
members of the Eighth Grade
Band, the Ninth Grade 'Band and
the Kings Mountain High School
Donald Deal will direct the
' musicians in a concert of musical
selections including seas o n a 1
“Show and Sell”, a program
on Christmas decorations, will
feature Wednesday’s meeting
of the Open Gate Garden club
at 3:30 p.m. Mrs. Eugene Mc
Carter and Mrs. John Gamble
will -e hostesses and Mrs.
Humes Houston is program
The Music Bank will be for
mally opened in ribbon-cutting
ceremonies Satui'day morning at
iMayor John H. Moss will snip
the rT'bon opening the new
music center on S. Battleground
to the public. The new Kings
Mountain business is located be
side of Belk’s in the former First
Union National Bank Ibuilding.
Phil Lynch is store manager
and Ken Standiidge of Gastonia
is owner of the firm which spec-
Lions To Honor
The annual King:; Mountain
Lions Club football banquet hon
oring members of the 1972 KMHS
eleven will .e held Tuesday night
at 7 o’clock at the high school
Art Weiner, vice-president of
Burington industries, will be
guest speaker for the event. Wein
er is a former All-American end
at the University of North Caro
lina and was head coach at KM
High in 1951.
Highllgjit of the banquet will
be the presentation of four tro
phies. They are the George
Plonk Most Valuable Player
award, the Fred Plonk Blocking
trophy, the John Gam'-'e Scholas
tic award and the most improved
player award. In addition, all 13
senior members of the team will
receive plaques and all payers
who participated in at least 20
quarters during the 10 game sea
son will receive letters and-or
Tickets for the event are on
sale by members of the Lions
club at $2 apiece.
The Lions will be honoring a
team which finished 6-4 overall
and brought the school only its
second winning season since its
last championship year of 1964.
Most of the 13 seniors also play
ed OP KM’s other winner, a 7-3
outfit in 1970.
Four All-Conierence players
will be recognized, including line
backer Mark George, tackle Jake
Bridges, end Harlee Davis and
quarterback Tony Falls.
The 13 seniors include Harlee
Davis, Marcus Floyd, Mark
George, Jake Bridges, John Brid
ges, Chris Johnson, Tommy Shir
ley, Jerry Valentine, Javon Smith,
Alfred Ash, Lanny Thornburg
and Walter Snead.
Weiner, who played In the 1948
Sugar Bowl for North Carolina,
coached the 1951 Mountaineers to
a 2-4-1 Western Conference rec
ord and a 4'4-l oVerall mark. The
Mountaineers defeated Cherry-
ville 13-7 that year for the first
KM victory ever over the Iron-
men. Ironically, that victory
knocked the Ironmen out of the
Western Conference champion
ship as they finished 6-1 and a
half-game behind Lenoir, which
CHRISTMAS OPENING PARADE — Crowds of Kings Mountain area citizens jammed the streets
for the city’s Christmas opening parade Friday. P hotogropher Isaac Alexander snapped these
scenes. The Cleveland County Association for Retarded Children flooL above, attracted a large
group of youngsters. Rev. Fronk Shirley, Temple Baptist pastor, (with glasses and hand in ah)
rode on the float with them.
Grover Clean-Up Week offi
cially begins Sunday and will
be culminated on Friday, Decem
ber 15th, with a 5 p. m. Christmas
Santa Claus will be the star
of the parade which will feature
various units of church and civic
groups and scout organizations.
Mrs. J. C. Scruggs, parade entry
chairman, invites any Grover
area group interested in joining
the parade units to call her at her
residence in Grover for more in
“'Let’s all clean up and spruce
up our yards and vacant lots,”
said a spokesman for the affair,
“and let’s bring out our prettiest
Christmas decoration for our
front doors." She added, "Let's
make Grover sparkle fer Christ
The Grover Christmas parade
will be the first parade held in
neighboring Grover and promot
ers hope to make it an annual
Friday At 10
Resale of the property of the
late Mrs. George Cansler will be
held at the Cleveland County
Courthouse in Shelby on Friday
morning at 10 a.m., Commission
er J. A. West has announced.
Bidding for Tract 1 at 508
West Mountain street will open
at $7,820. Kings Mountain Dis
trict Schools are current high
Bidding for Tract II at 103
lalizes in records, tapes, albums King street will begin at $2,859.80,
and musical instruments plus Robert O. (iBob) Cox Is current
novelties. I high bidder.
high school, approximately one-
mile from Kings Mountain High
'School on Phifer Road; i
2) Crnstruction of an auditorl-i
um at the h'gh school which
would servo both school and com
3) Improvements at the school
district’s elementary plants. ,
Supt. Don Jones has often
pointed to overcrowded condi
tions at every district school as
one of the prime reasons for the
referendum. He notes that , every
school is filled to capaclti^ and
that Kings Mountain Hlgfh School,
which was designed for 1,000 stu
dents, now houses approximately
A victory at the polls on Dec.
16 would ena'ble the schools to
take the ninth grade from KM
CONT/NC/ED ON PJkGB 6*
Stores Open Loter
For Yule Shoppers
Most stores are remaining open
later to accommodate Christmas
At least three firms — Belk’s,
Roses and Eagles Variety Stores
have been open until 8:30 each
evening this week. Other firms
have Indicated they will be open
Friday night until 8:30 p.m. and
every bight, except Saturday, un
til 8:30 until Christmas.
Merchants report they have a
good stock of Christmas mer
chandise and invite shoppers to
take advantage of the evening
hours to select their gifts for
families and friends.
NEW OFHCERS OF THE GARDNER-WEBB COLLEGE TRUSTEES
AND ADVISORS WIVES AUXlUARY The Gordner-Webb Col
lege trustees and advisors wives auxiliary hove elected new
officers for the coming year. They ore (left to right) Mrs. Fred
West of Gastonia; Mm. Charles Alexander of Kings Mountoin,
chairmon; cmd Mrs. J. T. Alexonder, Jr., of StatssvUle, secretory.
Mrs. Alexander U wife of Postmoster Charles Alexander.
Funeral services for Jaimes Will
Hullender Jr., 40, of Gastonia
were conducted Sunday at 3 'p.m.
a-t Siak East 'Chapel by the Rev.
John Frazier and the Rev. Ray
England. Burial was in Oastem
Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Hullender, a native of
Cleveland County, died Dec. 1 at
4 a.m. in Charlotte Memorial
Hospital following a short ill
ness. He had been employed as
a mechanic with Lewis Motors in
A former resident of Kings
Mountain, Hullender was the son
of Rev. James W. Hullender Sr.
and Elizabeth Grigg Hullender,
who now live in Bessemer City.
Other survivors include his
wife, the former Becky Andrews;
one daughter, Mrs, Steve Bess of
Kings Mountain; one son, Mich
ael Hullender of the home; two
brothers, Oscair Hullender . ol
Kings Mountain and William
Htillender of Gastonia; eight sis
ters, Mrs. Mack Short, Mrs. Leo
Waflkeiz, Mrs. Roscoe Lovelace,
Mrs. J^nny Begg and Mrs. Vir
ginia Hullender, all of Kings
Mountain; Mrs. Dean Almond of
Bej^semer City, Mrs. Herman
Simpson of Shelby and 'Mrs.
Theodore Finley of Stuart, Fla.
SMITHWICK WINNER — MiB.
Ed H. Smith of Kings Mountain
and Charlotte is winner of the
Smithwick Cup given by the
N. C. Society of County and Lo-
ing article on N. C history.
Mrs. Smith's husband won the
the Cup last year.
Fred J. Wright, Jr., has been
elected to the board of directors
of Home Savings and Loan As
sociation, it was announced by
Thomas A. Tate, executive vice-
Mr. Wright is a realtor and
concrete products manufacturer.
Other directors are Mr. Tate,
Joe H. Thomson, president, B. D.
Ratlerree, vice - president. Dr.
Paul E. Hendricks, Sr., R. S.
Plonk, I. G. PAtterson, Jack H.
White, and Charles D. Blanton.
To KM Writer
Mrs. Elizabeth Simpson Smith
wife of Ed H. Smith, Saturday
was named winner of the 1972
Smithwick Award given by the
North Carolina Society of Coun
ty and Local Historians.
The aw’ard was presented in
conjunction with "Culture Week”
activities at the Sir Walter Hotel
in Raleigh. Culture Week is the
state’s annual gathering of its
thirteen major historical and
cultural organizations, and the
Smithwick Award is given each
year for an outstanding newspa
per article written on some as
pect of North Carolina History.
Mrs. Smith's article entitled
"Founding Father. .Revered or
Rejected” dealth with Col. Wil
liam Graham, a controversial fi
gure in the American Revolution.
She is a member of the Charlotte
Writers club and her articles ap
pear frequently in newspapers
and regional magazines.
Interestingly, The Smithwick
Award was won last year by her
husband, Edward H. Smith of
Dr. Charles Edwards, pastor
of Eoyce Memorial ARP
church, will relate some of his
experiences as a chaplain dur
ing World War 11 at Thursday
night’s Kiwan s club meeting at
6:-45 at the Woman’s club.
Saturday At 1
A Musical Youth Rally featur
ing the bands and choirs of the
system will be held Satur
day at 1 p.m. at the corner of
Batleground and Mountain streets
(the former Ted Gamble Gulf
The young musicians will per
form again on Thursday, Dec.
14th, at 3:30 p.m. and on Friday,
December 15th, at 3:30 p.m. in
the same location.
Featured on the program will
be the KMHS Pep 'Band under
the direction of Donald Deal; the
KMHS Chorus under the direction
of Mrs. J. X. McClure; and chor
uses from Central Junior high
The rally will call attention to
the upcom ng school bond refer
endum to be held December 16th.
Appeal To Start
Jingle bells will bo ringing
from the Empty Stocking Loon,
in the downtown district this
week for benefit of the area
Kings Mountain ministers of
the area will be onorating this
booth from now unHl Christmas
eve to seek contributions from
the community for the area
The fund-raising project is
conducted only once a year but
provides year-round help for
many in the ferm of staple food
items, warm, winter clothing,
fuel and Christmas presents for
the young folk.
Area ministers, in cooperation
with Kings Mountain Jaycees,
provide Toys for Tots to needy
children dulng the Christmas
STAR OF SHOW — Santa Claus was star of the Merchants Asso
ciation-sponsored Christmas Parade Fridoy. The gentlemen from
the North Pole ond reindeer was the last entry in the 46 unit
parade of pretty gizU. floots and marching bonds. (Isaac