Greater Kings Mountain 2L914
City Limits 8.465
rt* Greater Kings Mountain figure U derived from tbe
Special United States Bureau of the Census report of
ianuory, 1966, ond Includes tbe 14,990 population of
Number 4 Township, ond the remaining 6,124 from
Number 5 Township, in Cleveland County and Crowders
Mountain Township in Gaston County,
Kings Mountain's Reiioble Newspaper
VOL 84 No. 37
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, September 13, 1973
PRICE TEN CENTS Eighty-Fourth Year
It‘s A Race In Ward 4; Mayor Moss WOl File Friday
Convalescent Center Opens October 1 Ct^lenges
Mayor Moss: 1 m Running
Mrs. Flay Payne
Oi New Facility
Kings Mountain’s long-awaited
nursing home will admit its first
patient October il in a handsome,
now facility on Sipes street near
Mrs. Flay Payne of Gastonia,
formerly of Kings Mountain and
wife of the former minister of
Faith .Baptist church, has been
employed as Administrator for
the 62-:bed convalescent center
constructed by Cecil Brothers of
Fi'-artanburg, S. C. at estimated
cost of $332,000.
Other key personnel will in- j
elude 'Mrs. W. Lawrence Logan i
of Kings Mountain, dietician; j
Mrs. Betty Clark of Kings Moun
tain, activity director and house-
keciier; Mrs. Wanda Lawrence, j
director of nursing; and Mrs. |
Kathy Putnaim, secretary-recep- I
Grand opening is expected to
be held the third or fourth week
oi Octooer, with the public being
invited to inspect the facilities at
e pen house.
King.s Mountain Convalescent
Center has openings on the staff
for licensed nurses, practical nurs
es, and nursing aides and inter
ested employees are invited to
contact Mrs. Payne, who will oe
on duty beginning Monday at
the nursing home. The telephone |
number is 739-8370. i
“Everything is ready for open
ing except our new furniture
which hasn’t yet arrived”, said
a spokesman for the convalescent
Mrs. Payne comes to her new
post from Gaston 'Nursing Center
where she has been administra
tor for 15 months and prior to
that time was associated with
Gastonia’s Medi-Center for five
years. Her husband is now pastor
of Gastonia’s Fakview Baptist
Cecil Brothers purchased a city
City Vs. B&B
Opens Next Week
City of Kings Mountain vs.
W. K. Mauney, Jr. and Buford
Cline, trading as B&B Ranch, re
sumes in civil term of Superior
! Court next week in Shelby.
The retrial was ordered by the
N. C. Court of Appeals.
A jury had awarded owners of
the ranch $175,000 in damages,
a sum the city contends is “ex
cessive” for properly for the Buf
falo Creek Water Project.
Judge John Friday will preside.
Attorneys for the city are Jack
H. White, Verne Shive and Henry
SPORTS EDITOR — Tony Tomp
kins has joined the staff of the
Herald as sports editor.
On Herald Stall
Tony Tempkins joined the staff
C’f the Herald Monday as sports
He succeeds Gary Stewart, who
has Joined the staff of the Mirror
as sports editor.
Mr. Tompkins is a former
.sport.s columnist for the Mirror
and is employed by Carolina
Throwing Company. A graduate
of Kings .Mountain high school,
he spent eight years in the USAF,
two years of which he attended
the University of Alabama and
wrote for the base newspaper,
building pern.it for o.nstmetion 'Eagle” He was also a wgular
. i- J -...v announcer nd disc jwkey for Arr
of a 60-bed nursing home October ^ .-^fniinn VOIIS. 1
Richard McDaniel of Atlanta.
Ga., son of Mr. and Mrs. Gail
McDaniel of Kings Mountain, was
recently graduated from Georgia
State University with Bachelor of
Business administration degree.
Mr. McDaniel is .staff supervisnT j
for American Telephone a.i:d 1
Telegraph company in Atlanta, j
He and his wife, the former Judy
Long and their two daughters, !
Karen and Lisa, reside in Wil- i
burn, Ga. |
Mr. McDaniel, a Kings Moun- 1
tain native and service veteran,'
attended night school for five j
years at Georgia State to obtain
his degree. I
Attending the commencement i
exercises in Atlanta were Mr. and
Mrs. Gail McDaniel, Mr. and .
Mrs. Doug West and Mrs. C. R.
Adams Jr. The colorful exercise
was of special significance be- ;
cause it was the first summer
commencement lairgor than the
June commencement at Georgia !
WINS SCHOLARSHIP — Mrs. Elizabeth Peeler Graham, of Kings
Mountain, on the right is shown beipg presented with a check,
representing a scholarship given by the Yadsent Club. Miss
Jeanette, president of the club, is making the presentation. Mrs.
Graham will enroll this week at Florida State University, where
she will study for a Master's Degree in Music. (I. G. Alexander
i Days Remaia
Mrs. Tompkims is the former
Nel! Hall and they reside at 604
A bill asking special privileges
for seniors was aipproved by tiie
Senate of Kings Mountain high
school at a first meeting of the I
student body Tuesday. |
President John Plonk, senior,! EastsideBaptistchurchwillob-
said the bill, expected to gain ap- serve annual homecoming Sun-
proval of the administration, in-1 day. Sept. 16.
1) Seniors have the privilege
to leave campus during study
period but are not allowed to
take undercla.ssmcn with them.
2) Seniors won’t bo allowed to
•‘wandeu- in halls" must either bo
in a formal study hall or outside
3) iNo senior will be allowed
imore than two tardies per semes
ter to the class immediately fol
lowing study hall.
The bill further states that if
any senior fails to pay regard to
these rules he will be required to
attend a formal study hall. Fail
ure to report to this study hall
will result in punishment the
same as in any unexcused ab
sence from class.
The bill passed unanimously
before the Senate, ac’Oording tO|
Plonk, and before the Senior
Plonk said the Senate will a-
gain sponsor an orphan, an ex- j
change day between student
ccunc’ils and neighboring schools
and a trip to Carowinds.
The Rev. James Williams will
be bringing the 11 o’clock mes
The Good Newsmen of Spar
tanburg, S. C. will render special
singing in the morning service.
Dinner will be spread at noon.
Six’cial singin^T will start at
1:30 p. *
Ev<u' Ready Quartet, The Crea
Latta To Fill
Dr. Mitchell Latta, Doan of
continuing education at Gaston
college, will fill the pulpit Sun
day morning at the 11 o’clock
worship hour at Grace United
Dr. Latta, in his eighth year at
Ga.ston, attended Appalachian
Site University and Duke Uni
versity. He is a member of Gas
tonia’s First Methodist church
and is a popular lay speaker in
He is married to the former
Barbara Stanley and they are
parents of two sons.
The John Hawkins family re-
m. with the UniUKl Trio, union will gather Sunday at Lake
rawford Shelter No. 1 for a
tors Quaidet and the Good News
The public is invited to attend.
picnic at 1 1 p. m. AH friends
and relatives are invited to at
Sunday Was Aunt Annie's Day
As Baptists Honored Organist
Can Get Help
.\rea iparents who .f^uspect a
hearing deficiency in their pre-
s.honl child are encouraged to
rail School Administrator How
ard Bryant at the District
S:hocl Office on Parker street.
Mr. Bryant .said fhero’s a
possibility a clinic for pre
school deaf children can be
held in the area in cooperation
with N. C. School for the Deaf
Sunday was “Aunt Annie Jolly
Day” at Temple Baptist church
and crowds of member.s and
friends turned out to honor the
It was the 28th anniversary of
the church’s organization and the
anniversary of more than two
<lecade.s of Mrs. Jolly’s ser\*ice
as church musician. The widow
of A. A. Jolly is now a pa
tient in Shelby Convalescent
RITES HELD — Funeral rites
for A. U- Tindall were conduct
ed Wednesday afternoon. He
died suddenly Monday night at
A. U. Tindall's
Funeral rites for A. U. Tin
dall, 76, retired Southern Rail
way foreman, were conducted
Wtxinesday afternoon at 4 ’clock
from Kings Mountain Baptist
church of which he was a mem
His pastor, Rev. James M. Wil
der, was assisted by Rev.. Gene
Waltcrson in officiating at the
rites and interment was in
Mountain Rest cemete^J^
Mr. Tindall died Monday >
hospital of an apparent heart! ^
He was the son of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Dexter G. Tindall, a
veteran of World war I, a Ma
son of Fairview Lodge 339 AF&!
A'M and a former deacon of the
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Ethel Lee Cooper Tindall; two
sons, Thomas Tindall of Kings
Mountain and Nathaniel Tindall
of Durham: throe daughters,
Mrs. Howard McKee and Miss
Three full days remain at the
26th annual Bethware Commun
ity Fair which opened Wednes
Billed by fair officials as the
community’s “bigger and best”
fair, this year’s event opened
Wednesday afternoon on the
grounds of Bethware school.
An expanded list of exhibitors,
both commercial and agricultural,
were readying booths Tuesday
night and M^ednesday for the
event being sponsored by the
Bethware Progressive club. Saw
dust was being distributed along
the midway yesterday.
Exhi':it halls are filled with
prize-winning exhibits depicting
the home, farm and industry and
cash prizes are to be awarded
following judging this afternoon.
Children’s day is also today with
reduced rides and events for the
There’s something about a
And that something is expect
ed to attract recoixl throngs to
the community event this week,
rides galore, food, nightly fire
works and drawings for prizej;
and many exhibits are on tap.
The fair closes at midnight Sat
urday. There is no admission
Opening day crowds were bless
ed with sunshine and clear skies.
Fourth contest for city elective
office developed Wednesday when
Donald McAbee, North Piedmont
avenue grocer, filed for Ward IV
commissioner opposing incum
bent Norman King. I
Ward I Commissioner Cline,
who filed Friday, seeks his sev
Six incumbent city commission
ers have now formally filed for
re-election, and two of them.
Ward I Comm. Ray Cline and
Ward V Comm. Jonas Bridges
Lloyd Davis is challenging
Ward II Comm. W. S. Biddix, M.
C. Pruette is challenging Ward
VI Comm. Jim Dickey and a
three-way race exists in Ward
III whore Comm. T. J. Ellison is
challenged by Corbett Nicholson
and Jim Belt.
Mr. Cline Is a veteran employee
of Mauney Hosiery Mills. He is a
Navy veteran of World W’ar II, a
member orf St. Matthew’s Luther
an church, VFW, and a Moose
life member. He is a member and
past commander of the American
Legion and also a pa.st district
commander of the Legion.
Mrs. Cline is the former Eliza
beth Hufifstickler and they have
three sons, three daughters, and
Mr. McAbee, of Second Street,
is a political newcomer.
The candidate list to date for
Ward I: Incumbent Ray Cline.
Ward II: Incumbent W. S. Bid
dix and Lloyd Davis.
Ward III: Incumbent T. J. Elli
son and Corbet Nicholson, and
Ward IV: Incumbent Norman
King and Donald McAbee.
Ward V; Incumbent Jonas
Ward VI: Incumbent Jim Dick
ey and M. C. Pruette.
A large number of Kings Moun
tain young people are o£f-to-
Steven Allen. UNC Chapel Hill;
Melanie R. Ballard, Limestone
college; Susan J. Ballew, Univer
sity of South Carolina; John A.
Ballew, University of North Caro
lina: John F. Bridges, Western
Carolina University; Kathy R.
BumgaTdner, UNC at Charlotte;
Christoipher S. Crosby, Wake For
est University School of Law;
Jan M. Fryer, Western Carolina
University: Edith Hambright,
Bo.ston University School of The.
olcg>'; Barbara L. Logan. UNC at
Chapel Hill; Hugh A. Logan, III,
Western Carolina University; Rob
ert S. Maner. UNC at Chapel Hill;
Suzanne Newton, iGeorgia State;
C Andrew Neisler, Jr., Davidson
CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
MAYOR JOHN MOSS
", . Jle's running"
LLOYD E. DAVIS
Ward 11 Challenger
11 Are "In"
Mayor John Henry Moss will
make it official Friday that he
seeks re-election to a fifth term.
The mayor said he would for
mally file prior to the noon Fri
day filing deadline.
He said he would issue a for
mal filing statement before In
area press conference at City
Hall Tuesday at 1 p.m. in his
The mayor is unopposed.
To a question by the Herald
Wednesday the mayor replied,
‘Yes, I’m a candidate.”
loins Doblin Mill
Center, having retired due to ill- I VVhirter of Shelby; one brother,
Devere Smith, associated here
with Spectrum Textured Fibers
the past year and for IS years
Ecina Ea'rie Tindall.'both of Kings | comptroller of Foote
Mountain, and Mrs. Blake Me- King*
D. C. Tindall Jr., of Gaffney, S.
C.: two sisters, Mr.s. Walter
Mathis and Mrs. Leslie Blanton
of Gaffney, S. C; 11 grandchil
dren and one great-grandchild.
Mr. and Mrs. Tindall had cele
brated their 50th wedding an
Active pallbearons wore mem- j
hers of Mr. TindaH’-s Sunday; a
Wi-W — i/even? dinftta
has joined Dobllii Mills Mor-
ness several months ago,
Solon Moss, chairman of the
board of deacons, took the occa
sion to present a handsome, en-
gravtMl plaque to Mrs. Jolly from
the congregation at the morning
Mr.s. Jolly attended the service,
remained for “dinner on the I
grounds” and the homecoming |
song service in the afternoon i - —
j which featured "The Psalmsmen”, I Baptist chuirch and honorary Drive. Mrs. Smith was formerly
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joined Doblin Mills of
ton as comptroller.
Doblin. Mills is a subsidiary of
of M. Low'onstein & Sons.
Mr. Smith is a past president
of Kings Mountain Rotary club
and ho and his wife, Alhleno. are
active in Resurrection Lutheran.
The Smith family, which includes
son, Roger, and daughter.
School ol-as.s at Kings Mountain' Dana, reside at 710 Hillside
Local bowlers Monday night
presented to the city commission
a 50() name petition calling for
the presor\'aTion of bowling facil
ities in the city.
The commission unanimously
authorized Mayor John Moss to
appoint a “blue ribbon” commit
tee to make a feasibility study
and report back to the boards
September 24 meeting.
John Dilling, bawling spokes
man, said the group has been
unable to locate a building for
bowling and suggested facilities
should be in or near the com
munity center. He said six lanes
of duckipin bowling would re
quire a 5,000 square foot build
Local bowler.s have been tra
veling to Kannapolis to bowl,
said Dilling, since Mountain Lanes
closed for downtown redevelop
During a brief recess of the
board, the mayor nam(^d Corn-
missioncr.s Jim Dickey, T. J. Elli
son, and Ray Cline to the com
mittee, also including Ken Oash,
Mrs. Jenny Oates, Audie Tignor
and Mrs. Betty Hullender.
Kerns To Erect
Kerns Trucking Compand
bought a city zoning permit for
construction of an office-service
on 1-85 Highway Service Hoad
from the city building inspector
during the week.
Permits to repair led the list,
Fred H. Drewes, 519 Katherine
avenue, plans repairs to his resi
dence at estimated cost of $3,100
with B&B Home Service of Char
lotte as contractor.
Neisler Brothers of 148 W.
Mountain street plans to re-roof
its office building at cost of
$1,000 -with Childers Roofing as
Roy Toney of 412 S. Cansler
street plans to remodel his build
ing at 300 N. Piedmont avenue at
cost of $1500.
Dr. W. L. Mauney of 704 W.
Mountain street plans to remodel
his kitchen at rost of $1,000 and
Marion Dixon is listed as con
Trailer placements were ap
proved for Hugh Early, Washirrg-
ton, D. C., in Farris Trailer Park,
and Emergency Action Team for
trailer placement in Keystone
Funeral rites for Mrs. R. J.
Woods, 81, of Shelby, sisiter of
Edward and Boyce Wright and
•Mrs. Effie Jones, all of Kings
Mountain, were conducted Fri
day afternoon from Bethel Bap
tist church, interment following
in Shelby’s Sunset cemetery.
Mrs. Woods, widow of Robert
James Woods, died last Wed
nesday at 1:4 p. m. in Cleveland
Other survivors include three
sons; four daughters; 15 grand
children and five great-grand
KM Baptist Pastoi lames Wilder
Resigns Post Eiiective Sept. 30
Rev. James M. Wilder, pastor
of Kings Mountain Baptist church
for more than eight years, has
resigned, effective Se|t. 30th, to
' ecome affiliated with the De
partment of Mathematics of
Charlotte - Mecklenburg school
Mrs. Wilder is a member of
the faculty of the Charlotte-
Mecklenburg school system.
During his pastorate here,
where he also served as a supply
and interim pastor before ac
cepting the full-time I'Hstorsie.
the church studied architect’s
drawings for a complete restora
tion of the sanctuary and offices,
liquidated its indebtedness, re
decorated the church inside and
out. installed n e w carpet
throughout with exception of-the
fellowship hall and a corridor
downstairs, completely remodel-
TO GOLF TOURNEY
.Mrs. Charles Mauney, Mrs.
H. O. Williams, Mrs. Margie
McDaniel, Mrs. Jack Arnette,
Mrs. Bud Rhea and Mrs. Helen
Blanton spent several days last
week in iBlowing Rock golfing
with the Foothills Women’s
nMiiun Drt ufti. iiiimvii «iiw — - - - - _ od and refurnished the youth de-
Gi'usad- ! paUbearers were Ma.son.s ^ FaR- j associated with Reynolds & Com-| partment, /"sulated
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GRADUATE — Richard McDan
iel hos groduated from Georgia
State University. i
The children of Mr. and Mrs.
Campbell Lockridge honored
them on their 28th Wedding An
niversary Saturday afternoon at
the Lockridge home.
Present for the occasion wei'e
the Lockridge s two daughters,
Delia and Annelia Lockridge. Al
so their son. Calvin and wife
Joan and their two children Chris
A color motif of yellow and
green were used in the decora
tions. A cake with party refresh
ments wore served, and gifts
from each of the children were
presented to their parents.
Mr. Lockridge is the son of
Mrs. Bertie Lee Dx'kridge and
the late Sam IXK’kridge of Kings
Mountain. Mrs. Lockridge is the
former Lo>'ce Bridges HarrilL
daughter of Mrs. M. C. Wood.^
and the late Mr. HarrilL