VOL. 84 NO. 84
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NOBIH CAROLINA t80M THURSDAY, AUGUST tS, 1VI4
KM Police And COPE Sponsor
Crime Prevention Program Underway
About 70 hualneannen and clUzeni
were at the Kings Mountain Com
munity Center last week to hear
Mecklenburg County Police officer
Glenn Mauey dlacuae the com
munity crime prevention program.
A Neighborhood Watch program
has been In effect for several months
in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and the
results have been good, crime statls-
tlca are lower.
Mauey was Invited to speak here
by members of Cltlsens On Patrol
and Emergency (COPE) and the
Kings Mountain Police Department.
In his comments to the group at
the community center Officer
Mauey gave hints on how cltlsens
can take steps to make their homes
and businesses safer from robbery
and burglary. One of the first steps
Is to have all valuables marked for
Following the meeting Police
Chief Earl Lloyd and COPE
members arranged for a day-long
Operation Identification program. It
will be held this Saturday from 8 a.
m. until 8 p. m.
Mauey also gave businessmen tips
on how to handle themselves In a
hold up situation. The officer advises
the victim to remain calm and offer
no resistance; to be Identification
conscious. Observe your assailant so
you can make a constructive ID
later to police; report the robbery
Immediately by calling police;
protect the crime scene, let nothing
be disturbed; cooperate with police
and help solve the crime.
Mauey also advises Installing a
holdup alarm system; arrange
windows and store displays so the
view Is not blocked; do not establish
a habitual routine when making
bank deposits; and keep the
business safe locked at all times.
Msuiey told his audience "when
you are in your home take extra care
to guard agsdnst Intruders. Here
your personal safety la more at
Mauey continued, "Keep outside
doors locked. Never admit strangers
under any pretext. Install a chain
lock. Have all callers Identify
themselves. Report any solicitor or
salesman without proper credentials
"Don't .keep valuables out In the
open," Mauey continued. "If a
burglar enters your home at night,
call the police quietly on the phone If
possible. Remsdn calm and try to
stay on the phone until police airlve.
"Don't try to shoot at a suspected
prowler unless there Is real danger
of harm coming to you or your
family,” Mauey continued. "You
could Injure an Innocent person,
possibly a child sleepwalking. In
moat cases It Is against the law to
use a gun on a suspected burglar If
Fair Set Oct. 1-9
The B8rd annual Cleveland County
Fair will get underway Fil., Oct. 1,
and continue through Sat., Oct. 9, at
the Cleveland County Fairgrounds.
Qeneral admission tickets this
year are $2 for sulults, 80 cents for
children 13 and under, and parking
Is free. All public school children in
this section will be admitted free to
the fsdrgrounda on October 4, 8, 6
and 7 on tickets they will secure
from their respective school princi
pals. All persons 78 years of age sind
over will be admitted free to the
fairgrounds every day.
Relthoffer Shows of Florida, the
oldest known carnival In the coun
try, will be making Its first ap-
pearsmce on the midway of the
Cleveland Cbunty Fair, with ap
proximately 88 rides plus many
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George W. Maimey
Services Are Held
Funeral services for George W.
Mauney were held at 8 p. m. Friday
at St. Matthew’s Lutheran CSiurch
by the Rev. Robert Allen and burial
was In Mountain Rest Cemetery.
Mauney, 89, of 818 W. Mountain
St., died of an apparent heart attack
at his home about 3;80 p. m. last
A retired cotton broker, Mauney
has served as president of the Kings
Mountain Hospital Board of
'Diuitees. He was on the board for 18
Seek Rimojf Election
Dean B. Westmoreland of Grover
won’t seek a runoff election on Sept.
14 with Hol< n Rhyne Marvin of
Mrs. Marvin polled the third
highest number of votes on the Aug.
17 Democratic Primary for the 38th
Senatorial District, but not enough
to give her a clear victory over
However, Westmoreland an
nounced this week that ho will not
seek a runoff. He said hs made his
decision ’’after prayerful con-
sldaratlon’’ and that he wlU support
the three Democrat nominees In the
November general election.
Sens. Olllo Harris of Kings
MomUln and MarshaU Rauch of
Gastonia were elscted by clear
majorities on Aug. 17. Mrs. Marvin
was 1,061 votes short of a majority
over fourth place runner Wesv-
Mrs. Marvin and Incumbents
Harris and Rauch are running at
large against OOP candidate Helen
Beae of Gaston Obunty Nov. 3.
... won’t seek runoff
he Is merely on your property and
not Inside your home. Even If the
burglar Is Inside your home, police
say you must be in fear of your life
before shooting la Justified."
Mauey said there la a check list
citizens can make, under the
heading "S’TOP ’THIEF”;
Secure your home with good locks
on doors and windows. Don’t help a
thief break-ln your home.
Take csue of your keys; don’t give
anyone a chance to duplicate them.
Outside, don’t let your home look
unoccupied. Keep lawn mowed,
newspapers, deliveries from piling
Put a light (XI while you’re away,
preferably cne with an automatic
Think twice before letting
strangers know when you will be
away, or letting strangers Inside
Have police and a trusted neigh
bor check your home while you’re
away for more than a few days.
Insure your possessions and keep
an up-to-date Inventory of them.
Etch an Identifying number on
Items a thief might tsike and keep
valuables In a safe depoelt box.
Find out about burglar alarm
systems and Install one.
"Remember that 70 percent of the
people In prison are there as repeat
ers," Officer Mauey said. "If citi
zens will take the pre<»utlons we
have outlined we can cut down dras
tically on our valuables being stolen
and cut down on that 70 percent of
persons being sent to prison for
second and third offenses."
Oilef Lloyd said the city Is being
divided Into districts and that
representatives will be selected
from each to help Initiate the crime
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WATCHING KM — Kings Mountalnlans Sam
Tesenlar, left, and Houston Corn, second from right,
helped plan last week’s meeting of the community
watch In which local residents will help each other.
Right Is Glenn Mauey of Mecklenburg County, who was
the main speaker.
Cansler Renewal Plan
End 12-18 Months Away
Sedes Use Tax
years. A fcu’mer member of the
Kings Mountain Ll(xis Club, he was
past president of the Kings Mountain
Mauney was a graduate of Lenoir
Rhyne College. He was a Mason and
a Shiiner and a member of St. Mat
thew’s Lutheran Church.
He Is survived by his widow,
WUma Mer(wr Mauney.
Harris Funeral Home had charge
of the arrangements.
Cleveland County’s sales and use
tax share tor this quarter totals
$443,004.70 with Kings Mountsiln’s
share coming to $88,840.88.
Another $878.86 cornea to Klnga
Mountain from the Gaston Ckxinty
sales and use tax distribution.
The state’s population figures
gives Kings Mountain 8,700 cltlsens
within the Cleveland Ckxmty boun
daries and another 160 citizens
within the Gaston boimdaries.
Grover’s share totals $3,886.06 and
Waco, $1,086.16. ’The tax Is one
percent distribution based on per
By TOM MCINTYRE
the Cansler St. Urban Renewal
project which began in November
1972 should reach completion In 12 to
18 months, according to planning
ccruultant David Holmes.
A representative of Eric HIU and
Associates and planner with the
Kings Mountain Redevelopment
Commission, Holmes gave the board
of commissioners an update on the
Cansler St. project Monday night
and emphasized that completion Is
only a year to a year and a half
Holmes said a finalized plan was
adopted In September of 1978 by the
board and commission for the $4.84
million project and that the Depsirt-
ment of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) has since
approved the project.
Bill Carver, a consulting engineer
with Ralph Whitehead Associates,
told the board Men day that all plans
and speclflcatlcxis for the project are
ready to go and suggested bids be
advertised by Sept. 16 and accepted
by Oct. 18. He also suggested a 88-
day period be allowed after that for
compiling the bids and awarding the
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Lowes Food Store Set
In Former A&P Locale
Lowe's F(x>ds, Inc. will begin
operation In the former AAP loca
tion In West Gate Plaza Shopping
Center on Sept. 29.
A company spokesman from
WUkesboro, the home office, said
Lowes will operate with a full line of
produce, meat and grocery Items
and feature a dell section In the
26,000 square foot building.
Next Monday through Wednesday
Terry Morrison. a Lowes
representative, will be at the Em
ployment Security Commission
office In the Kings Mountain
Community Center to Interview
Morrison said he will be on hand
from 9 a.m. until 4 p. m. to interview
prospects for Jobs as stock, prcxluce
and carry-out clerks, cashiers,
moat-cutters and department heads.
Morrison said Lowes will employ SO
to 40 persons In the Kings Mountain
store, which will be the 41st In the
Lowes Foods, Inc. operates stores
In North and South Clarollna and
Early Sianmer Opening
City’s Third Shopping
Are Held Center Slated For 1977
A 48-year old Kings Mountain
woman Is dead as a result of Injuries
received In an apartment fire here
Mrs. Mabel Marie Hughes of 804
W. EUls St. died Tues., Aug. 17.
Tbdd Rhodes of 817 EUls St. went
to Mrs. Hughes aid when he smeUed
smoke and went outside to hear the
victim’s mother, Mrs. Ella Mae
Hughes, crying for help. PoUce
officers arrived to assist In the
Fire Marshal Delane Davis said
the fire apparently started In the
vtctlm’s bedixKxn from faulty wiring
leading to an electric tan. Before the
victim could be removed from the
blazing room she suffered severe
Ftmeral services were held at 8 p.
m. last Friday at ML Zion Baptist
Church by Dr. E. E. Harris. Burial
was In Bynum Chapel cemetery.
Survivors are her mother, Mrs.
Ella Mae Hughes of Kings Moun
tain; one son, Denorris Wilson of
New Haven, Conn.; one sister, Mrs.
Mae Lester Adams of Gastonia; and
J. W. Gill and Sons Funeral Home
had charge of the arrangements.
Kings Mountain’s third shopping
center wlU be open by early summer
of 1977, according to a Chariotte
Henry Falscui of Masten, Faison
and Weatherspoon Realty Co., said
the new center, which had yet to be
named, wlU occupy about five acres
situated between E. King St. and
"’Ihe first two tenants wlU be
Harris-Teeter and HoUy Farms
Chicken," Faison said. "Ultimately,
we expect to locate at least half a
dozen businesses In the new nelgh-
borhcxxl shopping center."
Faison said he was not sure
whether Harrls-Teeter wlU operate
under that name or under the Big M
logo In the new kxxitlon.
Sandy Weathersby of the Harrls-
’Teeter real estate department told
’Ihe Mirror-Herald "the declal(xi on
the name has yet to be made. Also
we do not know at this point If we wlU
close down the present Hsurls-
Teeter store on E. King St."
H-T has been Icxsated In Its present
faculty since about 1963.
Weathersby said the new store wlU
contsdn from five to 10,000 more feet
of mer(iian(Uslng space than the
present store has. "We anticipate
mors sales, so we antlctyate em
ploying man people," he said.
"How many at this point Is Im
possible to say.”
Weathersby said H-T officials
have been looking for larger ac
commodations for some time and
they felt the property between E.
King and York Rd. "as the beat
piece of property for their pur
Faison told The Mirror-Herald
that "the factor that nruule us decide
to develop a shopping center In
Kings Mountsiln was Harrla-Teetor’s
Interest In a new locale.”
In recent history each time
Harrls-Teeter has openrd either an
H-T or Big M In a new shopping
center It has been In conjunction
with a large chain retaU store.
Faison said at this point HoUy
Farms Is the only other lessor set for
the new center.
Faison said aU of the property hla
firm la Interested In has been
acquired. However, there are
several businesses located on
portions of the property and how
that situation wUl be worked (xiL
Fadson declined to comment
Bids were advertised beginning
last Friday, according to Fsdzixi,
"and we expect to accept con
struction bids about the last week in
September. We expect construction
to begin about mid-October, which
wljl mean the faclUtlea wlU be ready
for occupancy by early summer of
Weathersby said the ir<4ectlon
date Is Harris-Teeter’s under
standing also and wlU be the target
date for opening either a new faculty
or a sectmd rstaU grooeiy faculty In
Faison said the KM shopping
canter Is the 4Srd Masten, Faison
and Weathsrspoon has designed In
the CaroUnas. Among the shopp^g
centeis developed by the firm are
Eastland MaU In Charlotte and Tii-
etty MaU In Rutherford County. M-F
A W also served as leasing agents
for Shelby Plaza Shopping Center.