VOL. SI NO. 45
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA MM THURSDAY, NOVKMBBR U, 1»N
Grover h "^Sprucing Up*
new Town Hall, obo'
look like when the I
lain afreet of town will iron railings I
I project ia completed. and memorla
fhato Rp Oarp Stewart
constructed in several places,
arlU soon be painted In the
The neighboring town of Orover la
getting a face-Uftlng, thanks to what
Mayor W. W. (BUt) MoOartar ealla
“good conununlty aplilt and good
cooperation from all BM cittaens."
And Mrs. B. A. (Miss Baaale)
Harry and Martha (Mrs. Jim)
Scruggs, chairmen of the two major
committees planning the beautifica
tion and downtown redevel(q>ment,
echo his statements.
The two women got tired of people
talking about Orover’e appearance
and did something about It, tlelng In
a historical theme and an "Old
Charleston” Southern motif to
"spruce up and fix up” for last Sun
day's dedication of the newly-
rwiovated Town Hall and PTre
Ghover Town Council contributed
$1,600 to the appearance budget and
cltisens did the rest.
Buslneseee and Industry started to
work, remodeling and painting their
buildings In bright colors and Mrs.
Scruggs, asalBted by art students,
went to work with paintbrush.
The town is getting an “old
Charleston” look with wrought-lron
railings, wrought-lron trash con
tainers, wrought-lron benches,
fosterl holly trimmed In toplary-tree
form In the sidewalks, and one
warehouse, which fronts the new
town hall. Is a beautiful cream with
painted windows and flower box,
antique lamp, etc. aptly dubbed Et
Cetera. Downtown features will
Include a depot and village scerw,
the Orover akylltw with steeple and
roofs, and 11 memorial trees will be
planted as living memorials to
Orover cltisens. There are also
plans for a mini park.'y -ai
The beautification corrunlttee also
Includes Mrs. BUI HldeU, Dean
Westmoreland, Mrs. Roy Houser,
Mrs. Tim Dover, Leary White,
David Hambright, and Jim Scruggs.
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Atvards Banquet Tonight
United Fund Goal
Ebsceeded For 1977
Swine Flu Shots
For KM Tuesday
The 19T7 Kings Mountain United
Fund has exceeded its $$9,000 goal
by $16,000 according to Larry W.
Wood, campaign chairman.
"The cltisens of this area
responded very generously with a
campaign total of Just over $55,000,”
Wood said. “This year’s success
echoes the successful cs.-npaugn led
toy Lee McIntyre last year.”
Wood said 75 to 100 persons are
expected to attend the UUted Fund
banquet taught at 6:90 at Kings
Moimtaln Junior High to get the full
The Industrial dlvlsloa Wood said,
was this year’s campaign’s largest
achieving a total of $40,500 In con-
'* Eadnbition Set
At Hie Library
This month Is National Mental
Health Month and Jacob 8. Mauney
Memorial Library has two exhibi
tions on display by 80 local children
among 180 enrolled at The
ChUdren’s Center In Shelby.
The pictures, according to Mrs.
Charles Blanton, social worker In
the school system, depicts Kings
Mountain chUdren from the ages of
three and 81 engaged In swimming,
cooking, household chores, reading,
, writing and learning basic life skills.
The exhibits are also scheduled for
showing In local banka and buUdlng
and loan associations during the
of this division, was given an
original goal of $34,000. Wood said
one or two Industries stUl have iMt
reported In so the total could be
Industrial donation leaders this
year were Spectrum Textured
,Fibers, Inc., the leader (Or two
c'wsecutlvr yoars; Maunc:’ Hosiery
Mills, Inc.; and Dup. ix In
The Conunerclal Division, chaired
by Pat Cheshire, achieved 104
percent of Its goal with contrlbutlosu
totaling $5,745. June Lee brought the
Professional Division in with $1,818
topping a goal of $1,500. John
Cheshire helped In returning Kings
Mountain Hospital to the campaign
this year and Jerry Ledford brought
In $608 to achieve 133 percent of that
The City Employes outdid
themselves this year by more than
tripling their goal of $800 by con
tributing $1,868.06. Grace Wolfe was
the chairperson for this division.
The ot^.sr divisions, although
falling to top their respective goals,
still contributed commendably to
the campaign. The Advanced Gifts
Division responded with $1,176. The
Correspondence Dlvlalon, guided by
Becky Seism, brought In an ad
ditional $876. Frank Shirley’s Minis
terial Division contributed $430.
Fred Weaver puUed In $153 for the’
post office group, artd Richard
Greene brought In the Qty Schools
Division with $3,667.60.
"We hive these euccesses will
continue through future cam
paigns,” Wood said. "The work
these contributions perform through
the various United Way Agenclee
benefits each and every one of us.”
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SWINE FLU SHOT - Sen. OUle Harris of Kings Mov
Swine Flu shot from Ina Wright, public health nurse, at ti
center. Inoculatioas for the General public are scheduled ’
at the centerfrom 0 a. m. to 1 p. m.
The Cleveland County Health
Department luui scheduled Swine
Flu shots for Kings Mountain
cltisens at the community center on
Tues., Nov. 38.
Public Health Nurses from the
dqrartment will be on hand In the
health dqrartmsnt offices of the
community center fran 6 a. m. until
1 p. m. administering the shots.
The SwlTM Flu shots will be given
only to people who are rmt presently
In 111 heeUth, persons between the
ages of 18 and 59. A second serium, A
Victoria FTu shots, will be given to
persons who have chron'^ health
problems or who are 60-years of age
and older. These persons will
receive combination Swine Flu and
A Victoria Flu shots.
Jhnmy Hines, an employe with the
county health department, said
many people from Kings Mountain
have had their shots by going to the
health department In Shelby. He
said the Swine Flu and A Victoria
Fhi shots are given on a dally basis
from 8:80 a. m.untU 4:46 p.m. at the
816 Orover St. location of the
department In Shelby, beside Cleve
land Memorial Hospital.
"There has been some bad
publicity about the public
Inoculation program,” Htaies said,
“but that’s all It was. Tliere Is ab
solutely no link between the Swine
Fhi shots and any reported fatalities
among people who have had the
Fhi or Infhienia, Is a highly con-
tanglous respiratory disease caused
by a virus that la constantly
changing. You ce.i build an Im
munity against one particular strain
of flu-causlng virus, but the next
year foe strain may be attend jiti
your body cannot effectively fight
off another bout with flu.
Anyone can get the flu, especially
when It is widespread within the
community. Some people are more
vuliwrable to flu than others, and to
file complications that follow. Theee
people are “high risk” cases and for
them flu la a very serious Illness.
The Swine Flu shots were
devel(q>ed and distributed for free
public Inoculations In order to
reduce a wldeqrread Infection.
moxam h Not Giniing
Search Continues For PWD
Leonard P. Bloxam Is not coming
to Kings Mountain.
Hired by vote of corrunlsslonera on
Mon., July 36, Bloxam was supposed
to have reported to work as public
works director on August 1, but
asked for and was granted an ex
tension by the board.
Involved In a continuing project,
Bloxam said he had to go through a
final Inspection with federal
agencies before completing the Job.
Last week Commissioner James
Childers said he hiul received a
letter from Bloxam Indicating he
was declining the Kings Mountain
PWD position. In the letter, Childers
■aid, Mr. Bloxam cited his wife’s 111
health as hie reason for not wanting
to make the move.
Bloxam la employed at Freeman
Associates, a firm of architects,
planners and engineers.
On July 36, then pubUc woike
director, R. Blackwell Leonard, 63,
was terminated In commissioner
action and Bloxam was hired.
Leonard had served as public
worka director and codas director
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for almost three years. He said he
had been called the Wednesday
(July 31) prior to the July 36 board
meeting by newspaper reporters
and asked to comment on the rumor
he was being fired. Leonard said "It
was news” to him and said when he
asked several commissioners about
the rumor he was told fiiey had
heard nothing about It Leonard was
terminated along with city
engineering firm Ritter and Fox and
Boyce Sanders, gas department
■iqMiintendent. The action came as
extra business not on the agenda
following an ekecutlve eeeslon by the
board to hire a new city attorney.
Neither Leonard, Dennis Fox nor
Sanders were present when their
Jobs were terminated.
week that the board still has several
ai^catlona on file and that they
would “probably advertise foe more
In trade publications” before
making another selectloa (or public
A veteran city employe, Hal
Hicks, and the then newly hired dty
planner, Alvin Morets, have been
sharing the duties of public works
director since July 3A
When asked If the public works
director Job might go to Morets,
Oommleeloner CSilldere said, "He’s
a dynantlc Individual and la doing a
great Job. But, If he ever gets to his
city planner Job It wlU be a fUlttlme
poelUon, Just as the pubUc works
director position Is fulltime.”
A special memorial fund donated
to Mauney Memorial Public Library
will be used to establish a
Genealogical and Local History
OoUection In memory of Mrs. Bonnie
ThU collection wUl begin with
three of Mrs. Summers’ own works;
Three Mauney FamlUes; The Ool.
Frederick Hambright Family;
Kings Mountain - The First Fifty
The Library also has books on The
CU. Wlillam Barry Allison Family
and The Henry Hauser House and
“Other Families are urged to give
their family histories we, old
town photoisvki... . V. -vV this Im
portant ocdlection,” said Mrs. Hasel
Fryer, librarian. "The coUecUon
will be kept separately and wlU be
public will have access to them, but
there will be tw possibility of lose.”
Intermingled with the family
histories wlU be specUl North Oaro-
Una books that deserve preser
vation. Gifts from the public of this
kind, which may be Just gathering
dust at home, would be Invaluable to
future generations who often dis
regard their heritage until It Is too
late to find the desired material.
Mautwy Library also has begun a
collection of the famous Hummel
figures of children as memorial
gifts. These figures are ap-
iwoptiately placed In a special
cabinet in ths Junior Rooms.
The library Is open Mondays from
1-6 p. m. and Saturdays from 8:80 a.
m.-noon. And Tuesday through
Friday from 9:80 a. m. 6 p. m.
Pre-school story hours (or (our
and five year olds le held each
Weikieeday from 8-8:48 p. m.
TWO early editions of The Mliror-Herald will
be published Thanksgiving week.
The first edition will be mailed to sub sciibers
on Mon., Nov. 23. Tlie second edition will be In
the malls and on the streets Wed., Nov. 34.
The Mirror-Herald Is observing the early
deadlines because of the Thanksgiving closing
schedule of the KM Post Office.
The deadlines for all advertising and news
matter for Monday edition la this Friday
(November 19) at 8 p. m.
The deadline In Wednesday’s edition for ad-
vertlslnglsMon.,Nov.23at8:80p. m. The news
deadline for the Wednesday edition Is 10 a. m.
Tues., Nov. 38.
Thanksgiving week la the Initial week for The
Mirror-Herald to begin It’s twice-weekly
publishing schedule. In following weeks readers
will receive their papers on Tuesday and
The Mirror-Herald appreciates your
cooperation In the early deadlines and publishing
schedule for Thanksgiving week.
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Weaker Manley Moorhead
Employe Is Dead
Funsral servlcss for Walter Manly
Moorhead, 80, of 618 Oesesnt Hill
Rd., retired Southern Railway clerk,
were conducted Monday afternoon
at 3 p. m. from First Baptist Church
of which he was a member and
His pastor. Rev. Oyds Bearden,
officiated at the rites and Interment
was In Mountain Rest Osmetery.
Active pallbearers were Grady
Howard, Mayor John Henry Moss,
Ben T. Goforth, BIU Alexander,
Charles Alexander, and Fred
Weaver. Honorary pallbearers were
deacons of First Baptist Church.
Mr. Moorhead died Saturday
evening In the Kings Mountain
Hospital after declining health for
some time. He was son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Walter James
Moorhead, a graduate of Blacksburg
High School and attended Furman
UnlverMty In Greenville, S. C. He
was a charter member of Kings
Mowtaln Ktwanls Club.
He was nruuTled to the former
Thelma Watkins, who survives.
Their only eon, W. M. Moorhead, Jr.,
was killed In actlan during World
Surviving In addition to his wife,
are three brothers, Hughes
Moorhead and William J. Moorhead,
both of Blacksburg, S. C. and Carlyle
C. Moorhead of Gastonia.