Greater Kings Mountain 21.914
The Greater Kings Mountain figure is derived from the
Special United States Bureau of the Census report of
lonuary, 1966, and Includes the 14.990 population of
Number 4 Township, and the remaining 6,124 from
Number S Township, in Cleveland County and Crowders
Mountoln Township In Gaston County.
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 83 No. 7
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, February 15, 1973
PRICE TEN CENTS
Warehouse Inventory Underway In Mill Fire Monday
103 YEARS OF SAFE DRIVING — Trooper Charles H. Cook of the N. C Highway Patrol is shown
presenting to J> !■ Robinette, cable repair foreman for Southern BeU. a certificate of 26 years of
safe driving. Other BeU employees who also received safe driving awards are left to right: C. H.
Huggins, supervising service foreman 25 years; R. R. Sloan. Jr., district plont manager, 26 years;
ond T. C. Porks. PBX installer-repairman 28 years.
Safe driving certificates have
recently been presented to em
ployees of Southern Bell's plant
®|ipartmGnt, who install and
Tnaintain telephones in the Gas-
tonia-Kings iMountain areas. R. R.
Sloan, district plant manager for
iBell. said the awards represent
a combined total of 893 years of
accident free driving.
Patrolman Charles IT. Coc k, of
the N. C. Highway Patrol, made
the presentations at a special a-
wards ceremony last Friday and
commended each recipient for
doing an outstanding joib of de
Southern Bell operates a fleet
of over 2,000 vehicles in North
Carolina and last year thoy were
driven ever 27.5 million miles.
<Mr. Sloan concluied, “Safety is
a main concern of Southern Bell
and we’re proud of the outstand
ing record of our employees.''
The Kings Mountain Bojird of
Fduca'tion will hold its regular
month-l'y mwting Mo?rday n'igJit
at 7:30 at the Miool Admhuis-
Supt. Don Jones said today that
school ardiilcct Eugene Warren
of Oiiarlolte prebahly will b(?
present to give a progress reiwrt
on school building plans.
Jones said he and Central
Schoo'l Principal F'n‘<l Withers
met with Warivn Tuesday to re
view some iwssible plans.
'Mrxiniwhile, Jones r^'^iorted the
sch'ool .system reiccnitly ipurdiaxed
tihe iFansler prop^'rty on Wc'st
King Street for the price of $8,500.
The 90 by 351 f(M‘t lot a.djacent
to Wc'st Scho'il had bw'n up for
public sale for several momths.
Jones said the hou.s<? will be
torn <iown and the land used as
an addition bo the West play
**lt will allow us to square up
the 'playground behind the
school," Jones said, “and will al
so give us some additional room
The Red Cross bloodmobile
will I'eturn to Kings Mountain
for a one-day visit Mondtiy.
Donors will bo processed frorr-
11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Kings
Mountain Community Center on
A spokesman for the blood vis
it said that blood is badly need
ed and he invited area citizens
to again “give generously to help,
^ Goal of the collection is 150
Bnts of blood.
Is Fined $500
On Two Counts
A oliarge against City Clerk Joe
H. MoDaniel, Jr., in eonnectiion
with the Jan, 16 raid by the
State Alcoholic Beverage Control
and State Bureau of investigaition
agents at the American Legion
Building here was nol prossed
with leave Tuesday lin 27'th Judi
cial District Court.
Soi:citc.f Berlin Carpenter ex
plained that Mr. McDaniel, who
U'X?s an office at the Legion
building in connection with his
duties as adjutant and finance
officer of the post, was not pres
ent at the time of the raid and
that a oliarge of possession of
punch 'boards was nol pressed
with the manager of the club,
Walter D. (Red) Morrison, sub-
ye(iuenlly admittin-g possession
of the boiirds.
Morrison was fined $250 and
prayer for judgment wascontinu-
( d on cTiargos of possession of
punch boards. The boards were
turned over to the county sher-
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ESSAY WINNER — Cothy Mc
Daniel is DAR district winner
of the anauol essay contest.
She was sponsored by Colonel
Frederick Hambright Chapter
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Mrs. Mary Klepper
iMrs. Mary Klcppor is memorial
gifts cliairman of t.he King.s
Mountain Heart Fund ain<I cMizeus
wishing to contribute gifts in
memciry of a lovc'd one are ask
ed to mail theiir contributions to
Mrs. Klepper resides on Ores
cent Hill Road.
Hecoid Year 1972 For KM S&L;
Many Citizens Are "Saving More
The Future Bu.si-nrss leaders of
America (P3LA) at Kings Mimn*
tain High Sbhool collected $379.75
last weekend on their fund drive
for the March of Dimes.
Mrs. Grady Howard, spokesman
for the group, said ‘Ve’d like to
thank the public for their, gener
'Mrs. Howard said any otihors
wishing to make a donat on may
send it to her in care of Kings
Mountain High School.
'^Compassion" will be t!ie
sermon topic of Dr. PauI^Aus-
ley at Sunday morning warship
hour at 11 at First Prtsbyterian
Kings Mountain families con-’
tlnuecl If) save their money at a
record breaking rate during 1972,
Joseph’ R. Smith, Exoaitive Vice
Tresident of Kings Mountain Sew
ings and Loan Associatioin, said
Mr. Smith said that 1972 was
the greatest growth year that
Kings Mountain Savings and
Lean had experienced since its
f.auid ng in 1907.
He al'O reported that 1972 saw
tlic Savings and Loan business
nationally enjoy its greatest year,
“Total assets of the Savings
ond Ixan business will increase
an cstilmafed $38.7 bi'llion during
the current year," he said. “This
is an IS p(*r cent in'ere.^se over
the ,$206 biilicn figure of the start
of the year. Savings and Loan
assets .should pa.ss the $250 bil
lion mark early in 1973.”
Smith .s>iid a continued good
.savings flow i.s expected at least
during the fir.ri pairt of 1973, and
lie said that there would be an
ample supply of mortgage lend
ing funds available.
Smith said a continued good
savings flow is expected at least
during the finst part of 1973, and
he said that there would 'be an
ample supply of mortgage lend
ing funds available.
He declared that based on the
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Annual meeting am'd awards
banquet of the Kings iMiountain
Urfited Fund wiM be held Thurs
day, Februatry 23, at 7 pjn. at
Awards will be presented to
various 'industries in the city
who will be honon^l for Out
standing participation In the’’1973
United Fund President Marvin
Teor said a large crowd is expoct-i
ed to attend.
Dr. John C. MlcGill, Kings
'Miountai-n medical do(’tor, wa.^
re-elected pix'sidont of the Kmgs
Mountain Savings & Loan Asso
ciation at the annual sharehold
ers mectirvg Tuesday.
All other officers wore re-elect-
J. Roan Davis, retirrcd Kings
Mountain lawyer, was re-elected
C. Olenin White was rc-eUvtcd
vi}ce-pre.sidont; Joseph R. Smith
was re-elected e55cutive vice
president ami Mrs. Ruby II. Bak
er was re-eleoted sec’retary-treas-
Shareholders also clectml di-
relators, including C. A. Allison,
Dr. R. N. Baker, Mrs. Uiiihy H. Bak
er, Glee E. Bridges, J. Ro<in I>:ivi.‘5,
W. S. Fult'on, Jr., 'R>yce H. Gault,
George E. U'wis, Joseph R. Smith
and C. Glenn White.
News On By-Pass
STUDENT OFFICER — Carolyn
Mitchem* freshmon student at
the University of North Caro
lina ot Chopel Hill and daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Mitchem of Kings Mountain,
has been elected academic lieu
tenant governor of Ehringhous
Residence for the school term
1973-74. Miss Mitchem is now
serving as third floor co-cholx-
mon of the residence for young
A total of $433 was coll (id ('d
Wedne.sday at the Heart Fund
Benefit at the Gountry club
where 64 womi'n iplayed bridge
on Valentine’s Day for the 1973
The 'luncheon was ('ompliments
of the city’s two banks, savings
and loan a.sisooiations, and two
insurance companie.s wiMi parti
cipants giving $5 dorKitiions to
the fund for researcli -into the
cause of heart disease.
A parade of six model.s in 14
spring and .summer outfits for
sports, dn?ss up and evc'ining wear
modctled the late.st in spring and
summer fashions from Plonk’s
and Fulton’s Department stores.
Models were Mrs. Chiarles M'lu-
ney, Mrs. Carl DeVanc, Mrs.
George Thomasson, Mirs. Gene
Timms, Mrs. Robert iL. Smith and
Mrs. Paul Seism.
The red taplecovers were do
nated by Neisco Company and
red 'hearts deviated the bridge
Mrs. Boh Southwell was ch'air-
man of the benefit with Mrs.
Robert L. Sm'ith and Mrs. F. J.
VFW VOICE OF DEMOCRACY WINNER — Den nis Bolin, center in photograph, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. V. 'Bolin of Kings Mountain, and local wi nner in the Frank B. Gloss Post 9811 Voice of
Democracy contest was second place winner in the recent District 141 competition. Bolin receives
a certificate and award from VFW Commander J ack Smith, left, as Past Commander Ben Cose
looks on. (Herald Photo by 1. G. Alexander)
KM Mayor “
Mayor John Henry Mo.'i.s was
among the 10,000 plus tourists
stranded in the St. George, S. C.
area during last weekend’s 20
The Kings Mountain mayer,
however fan'd l)etter than some
tourists. He .spent the night Fri
day in his automobile, was able
to obtain lodging in a m()l<‘l Sat
urday. Some Iravek'i’.s found lod
ging in chui'ches, schools and the
National Guard which opf’ned
fh(*ir door.s to stiandcHi visitors.
National Guard h<’licoj)t(*rs ('ar
riv'd foi'd to many and church
and school kitclK'n.s were opeiu’d
lor fot'ding of many.
V^isitors traveding 1-2(5, 15 and
301 found lhemselv4‘s snewhound I ondan/ ro:i l
and all facilities in the area
■Mayor Moss said elephants
from ('lyde lU'alty Circus, also
trav<‘ling inl<’rst:ite, pidlc'd many
sii'anded motorist.s fnnn the
iiteh and h<*lpcd cle.ir the clog-
The mayor had Ix'en in the
Gliarleston area altendin,g a
mi'etin": and w:k enronte home.
He said i(‘dil(’nts of St. (^eor; e
U'scrib(*d th(' heavy snow as the
lariK'st ever in Hie arc'a.
.Mayor Moss was iiuabh* to re
tiuai home ir\ time for Monday
night’s rc'Milar cUv enmmis ’on
meeting. Mayor Pro-Tt'ni Jim
Dickey presidt'd at the meeting.
On Board Agenda
Tlie new district iilghway;
Ct>mmissioncr for this area -
Waiter Stiru' l.senhowtT of Con-|
over i'»ld the Ileiald yesler-;
day he would l.e going raek to
Raleigli lor a two day meeting
next u e('k for discussions to ••s<'t.
up prioriiu's on roa<ts and sec-
taliMU mivling two wi'cks ago of
the new hLduvay con^missioners.'
'ir. Tscnln'wa'r made th<' jx'-|
!; irk in answer to a r(*])ort(*r'.s
(pu'-’lion on pro/rcss of ih<.* pi’o-1
p'*se l us 71 l)ypass of Kings
Mfs. Baker Wins
Mrs. HUhy Iluglu's Baker, s<'c-
retary-treasuT(‘r of Kings Moun-
taiin Savings & Loan Associati.m.
n*eeivc'd Ikt 20 yoa;r serv je(‘ pin
for long service fe the asscxda-
ti<m at the aiimnl niet'ting of
officers and Khar(Ti(;I<ler.s Tues
Dr. John C. McGill and C.
Glenn White, directors, received
15 year service fmis.
T<'n year pins w<‘nt to di-revdor-j
B<^yc(' if. Gault and George E.
Five year service pins went tn
Glee K. 'Bridges, Dr. It, N. Baker.
Jotficph U. vSimilh. Brenda N. Lovi'-
laec. teller, and Kathy B. iBuIler,
“W'e’ll he g<*tiing down to
talking alMHit speenfie ])roj(>cts
next w('ek“, he said.
Isenhov.cr, who suceeeds Roy
Dednnm on the Ixt.ic.l Jan. I, is
\ Xewfon insmanceman and i*e-
sides in Conovt'r.
.Mr. Is(*nhowcj' is nepliew of
Ml’S. :Gus .Mauney of Kings
Members of First Weshwan
(‘liureh in Sheli>v will dedicate
tin ir tiew cluinMi building Uiis
Sunday afternoon nl thm'o’cl K*k.
Tlie building lias nitu' <d’iss-
'r(a.<:ns. •nurst'-ry, two offiec's, and ;
a beautiful san(‘luar>’ to .sc'at 259.;
X(»iih Uarclina DUtr?ct Sujx'r- ;
intendent, Watson C. Blaek of:
Jli'di IMint will lead tlu' d('dica- I
First Wesleyan is located on
Kiiigs l; >a'i at K-e-il Ma.in Street.
' Tlie puiblie is e.»riliall.v in\nt('d
! to attend, said Rev. Dick VVhite-
' nor, pastor.
Aubrey Mauney Home From Short
But "Fun" Trip Around The World
quin'imetits oF m.any of the ermn-
fries to he vi-iilc'd. The Gotaas
World Travad made tilie arrange'
Cham Glenn, employee of Fi
ber Industries, will talk of the
Rescue Squad work in the coun
ty at Thursday’s meetiug of
the Kiwanis club at 6:45 -at the
Aubrey Maun('y, Kings Moiin-
ta'in indii.striuli.st, rc^turne'd home
Wodn('sday night after what lu*
d('.scribed “a (luick ibut unusual
trip around the world.”
iMr. Maumy was among 150 on
board the Royal World Adven
ture TWA 707 J('l fri>m New York
Tue.sda)y mornitrg, January 23.
■Peiint.s toifclmi were Portugal.
Morocco, the Canary Islands,
South Afriija, RluMlf'sia, Kenya.
Ta nzan i a, 5(‘y<'h(»l los, Armbia,
Iran, Afghanistan, Paki.stan,
Kingdom of Swat, Nepal, Burma,
Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong
Mr. 'Mauney said more than 20 | to the Ngorongo^'o Crater,
vrsfis had to bo worked out for i gr(‘;dest game preserve in
eaich paj»seitger due to the re- ' world.
COMMENDED — Lany Aber
nathy ol North Augusta, S. C.,
grondson of Mrs. John Mitchem
of Kings Mountain, was recent
ly commended for his work os
a youth counselor in Oconee
county. He is oictured with his
wife and small daughter.
Lairy .Abc'rnathy of North Au
gusta, S. (\, grandson of Mrs.
John Mitt‘h('m of Kings Moun
tain and the late Mr. Mitchem,
was rt'ccnily C(»mm<‘n(le.l via re
solution from the I'amily Court
of t.k'oiuH' county in Seneca for
•Vcrvie(' l)cyond that re(|uir('d of
his job as youth coun.s<‘lt)r."
Abernathy is son of Mr. and
.Mrs. Haul .Abomathy. former
Kings .Mountain resident^ now
of Ntn-lii Aug’u.sta. II(' is married
j to th(' formin’ Joann Davis (»f
North Augusta an ! they an* par-
'enis of a 10-moJiths-old daugh
Tlu* !es('liition was drawn up
by K('v. Harold C. Warlitk and
acihoried Uy mc'm or.s of the
Conmuinily Coiux'ins Group on
.M(’olinl and Drug Al>usc. The ro-
s*)lution hcar.s Jh(* signature of
15 council mi'ni ers.
'riu' n'solution f)oints out that:
A1m‘)!i;»iliy hea.N'd a onnmiltee
of corr.-i'rnel eiti/eiis which has
wr'i'g'n a h'deral grant to aid in
fun.ling (*onty-wi(U‘ nicuhj1 and
di'iig abuse programs; has been
Razed By Fire
By GARY STEWART
BVD'Tcxlihs officials say ilicy
still h'i\. ‘'nf> id.-a" of iJio a-
mounl of (la-nage.-? resulting from
a fire at the r warohou.-j :M Fri
The oi l Phenix .''.L'L '
been u-sri a:-; a v.rr^iiCUS'
iBVD’s era t^:p'in p'm*. w'-s
pletely destroyed an i o a
lishod reports staU*.! f'-' 4^
■was in cxrc.ss of indlirn.
Howevej’, Carl Shcgnai L who
has taking an invei ojy of the
warehouse since Monday, sa.i
toda / “I h'lve no iiM how tl*' e
nr'wspaprrs got those figer?s.
dkln’i (omc .'mvr'’'e in
plant. We’re still evaluating what
we ha i in there,*’
F'iro W'ai; firnt reported a-t the
wareliouse Mon Liy ait 6:18 a.n.
Firemen rushed to the .scene and
apparently extiriguishc^d the fire.
Around S a.m., the fl.''.nies appar-
(‘ntly caught up again, causing an
explosion in the basement and
the building was sudd(mly en
gulfed in flames.
Over 100 fiix'men from Kings
.Mountain, Cleveland and Gaston
counties b*ittled the blaze, which
was sec*n for miles.
Cleveland Cojunty Fire Marshal
Dt'lane Davis said the explosion
was due to a heat buikl up which
was due to the lack of oxygen
to the fire. Ho said the fire ap-
poai’od to have started betw’een
Cotton and ipolyester fabrics
for men’s slacks was stored in
the w'arehouse. There were also
some reports that warehouse
manager Jimmy White had put
some company money in a draw
er and it too was destroyed.
Kyle Smith, personnel director,
said the plant was approximately
KHJ years old and that it was
th(* oldest miill in Kings M<»un-
taiil. He said it finally (luit burn-
Firemen reported that it was
the biggest fire in Kings .Moun
tain .since the 81at(‘r Mill burned
down sevei'.d .veai s ago. A Shel
by fireman said it was the worst
file he had ever foug‘;t in Cleve
Only six waiehouse employet's
were affect('d by the fire. Op<*r-
ation at the nearijy Cr.iftspun
plant, which is Just across the
railroad tracks from t!ie desti’oy-
ed waix'hou.se. went on as usual
even during the fire.
ments for the annua! trip, their; in.' lninu’ntal inimj>l<'menting a
lliird around the worl<!—the 27th'drug education curriculum being
for Cliff Gotaas an-i tin* 31Ih for j te.-^ted in l)ilot progiMins in the
his partner Jim niltal>odo!. junior and senior Itigh srIuH»l:
On l>oai'd the rmly [x^rson ■ has elicrtiHl cooperation from law
known to Mr. ManiK'y in the' enforc(*ment ag(*ncie.s in local
F.0UII1 was Dr. Marsdiall Drown.'education methods; has handles
The city boaird of c' mTniss'ion-
er-^ rezoiKHl 33 Bert's of land for
Phi 11 ii>s Narthwo.'--1 .Sub -D:vision
Monday despite opposition of
William Hager, William Mc-
C]ar>' ami Ford T. Gamble opiios-
'' i the rezoning request hy Gone
hillips, president of Phillips De-
celopmont Cor})oration of Gaff
ney, S. C. for rezoning the nine
acres from R-20 which is subur
ban ro.sideniial to R-6 multi-
family and 21 acres from R-20 to
R-10 .single family.
The (dty 7x)ning l^oard had vot-
(‘d after .si>me controv’crsy to ap
prove rczoniing both tracts for
single faimily dwellings.
Hager sard he wa.s puirdhasing
a heme in the Northwe-t i-'uh-
Div’ision and the contract called
for him to m\?ve in by Nwermber
1972. However, he saiid the “fbun-
datien has fallen in twice and
the hou.so is now approxiim'ately
fiv'e indies out of .sgiMre." He
said he opposed the rezoning re
quest “until .someone takes clos-
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pre.sif!(^nt of Pitvsh^ It'rian cidU'ge
at Clinton, S. C.
It was Mr. Mauney's .srk'ond
trip t.) Kenyi and Tair/ania and
while in tiu'se cast A'ric.an
c<»untr!i(': he made .sc'vcral Wild
life Rafaries including a safari
Kings .Mountain district schools I
have pumehnsed Tract I of the
.Mrs. George Cansler property
$8,590 and Luther anti Anthony
Cansler have i>urcihased Tract U
for $28.59., Comimtsdoner J. A.
West of Horn & West announced
The school tract is located on
W’e.st Mountain street and will
provide a playground for West
The other trac't is loc’ated on
major portions of drug a7id al-
('ohol ahus(* problems roferixd by
the public schools and has open
ed effe tive line< <>f communlca-1 W("t King stnn't.
lion with alienated youtlis; and| The .sa'le is the result of many
since' February 1971 he his far' wet'ks of public auctioning of
extH'c’('d his Job (les, ri})lton and j the two pTy>perties.
has givt'n sacrificiaPy of his ti.-nej The final .s;Uo was confirmed
the j and e\[>t‘rience and has devoted; by the clerk of court's office last
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