VDL. 88 NO. •
TUESDAY, PBBBUABT 1,1877
THE TUESDAY EDITION
Lee Jasper Moore, 55
Grover Man Victim
Of HiuRun Driver
A Qrover man died Sunday night
when he wae etruck by a hit and run
driver two miles north of Qrover on
TTie body of Lee Jasper Moore, SB,
of Route 1, was found by a passing
motorist Monday at 8:80 a. m.
Ctoveland County Coroner Bennett
Masters estimated the time of death
at 8 p. m. Sunday night.
According to Information fur
nished to Masters and N. C. State
Trooper J. R. Reid, Moore left an
area house around 7:80 p. m. Sunday
and was Intoxicated. The accident
happened only about 200 yards from
“ITiere were no sUd marks and no
debris," noted Trooper Reid,
therefore, there are no clues as to
who struck Moore
Moore’s left leg was broken at the
ankle, but otherwise, there were no
marks on the body.
Reid wase assisted In his In
vestigation by Sgt. Bob Hayes of
Kings Mountain Police DepartmMit
A NAME AT LAST — Unda darter looks on as
Warren Reynolds and Linda’s mother, Veda Hoyle,
check the fine print on Linda’s birth oertlfloate.
Photo By Lib Stewart
Reynolds notarised the document to officially give
tlnda a registered name and record of her Mrth.
At Li^t She Has Name
by TOM McIntyre
How would you react If you sud
denly discovered you legally had no
Or would you get a big laugh out of
Warren Reynolds' secretary
"I have no name,” she said. “I
don’t even have a record of my being
bom, but I must've been. I’m here. ”
The problem occurred 88 years
ago when a Lincoln County doctor
went to the home of a young woman
named Veda and helped her In
giving birth to a daughter. For some
unknown reason the doctor never
bothered to record the birth at the
courthouse. He did fill out a form at
the time of the girl's birth. May 2,
1088, with the following information -
"Unnamed fenude, white. May 2,
1888, to Veda Carter."
Carter was the mother’s maiden
name. The father’s name was not
Hated. The doctor died many years
ago without ever having recorded
the birth. The only other place the
"Unnamed female’’ was ever
named was In the old family Bible.
However, the Bible was destroyed
several years ago.
Now the scenario moves along.
Exit the real father and Veda
marries a man named Qedther
'Ihen one day the daughter Is of
age and she marries a man from
Cherryvllle named Bill Greene.
That marriage has since ended In
Last Thursday our unnamed
female discovered for the first time
In her life that legally she Is still
"I didn't believe It at first," she
asUd. "I was asked what name I was
married under and I answered
Linda Hoyle. I was Informed I had
done so Illegally. I tried to explain
that my mother had told me long ago
that she had named me Linda and
since my stepfather’s name was
Hoyle I had used that name.
‘You cannot legally use Hoyle
because Mr. Hoyle never legally
adopted you, I was told, Linda said.
"So what do I do? I was told to use
my mother’s maiden name - Carter.
P^>ers would be sent to that effect.
And as soon as those papers are
notarized and sent to Raleigh I will
at last have a name. It will be Linda
Chris Holmes Makes
Chilstopher Michael Holmes of
Kings Mountain, senior student at
KMBHS and son of Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond Holmes of 1223 Wales Rd.,
Is among Bx nominees from District
DC as flnaUsts In competition tor 1877
Morehead Awards to the umverslty
of North Carolina at Chapel HUl.
Hie announcement was made by
Mebans Pritchett, executive
director of The John Motley
' Selection of finalists Is made on
the basts of academic achievement,
potential evidence of Isaderahip and
sendee, character and physical
Ftoiallsts were selected from 33
nominees picked earlier by county
committees from 10 counties In
District DC. District DC Is composed
of Alexander, Avery, Burke,
CaldweU, Catawba, CleveUnd,
Oaston, Uneoln, Rutherford and
Each of the 10 Morehead Dlstrlcte
In the state were to select six
finalists to appear for Interviews
with the foundation’s Central
Selection Committee In Chapel HIU
last week. In addition, 63 nominees
from 36 Independent preparatory
schools throughout the eastern
United States wsre Interviewed at
Morehead Foundation during this
laurehaad Awards provide all
expense undergraduate education at
UNC-CH. The value of an award for
a N.C. rerident la currently (11,000
for four years of study.
Other District DC ftnallsts are
Laura Alexander and Rodney Eric
PhlUlpe, both of Oastonla; BUUe F.
Boatwright of Kannapolis; James
Edward Orogan, Jr. of Forest City
and Linda Dianne Hubbard of
Lenoir. First alternate la Richard
Dale Kelly of Shelby and second
alternate la Cynthia Marie Friday of
MOVE BODY — The body of Lee Jasper Moore of
Orover la moved onto a stretcher Monday morning.
Moore was killed early Sunday night hy a hit and run
driver on Highway 39 north of Orover. Left to right In
Photo By Oary Stewart
photo are county coroner Bennett Masters, Kings
Mountain police officer Boh Hayes, State Trooper J, R.
Reid and Kings Mountain Rescue Squad volunteer Roy
Bristol And Green
Murder Trials Delayed
Delores Carter. I even had to drop
my former married name, Greene.
And now I have to have all of my
Identification papers changed,
Social Security number will remsiln
the same, but an expplanatlon will
be attached to my records.”
After all of this transpired last
TTiursday, Linda received a call
from a real estate customer, who
said he would call back later. The
customer asked her her name and
Linda said, "I sat there for a few
seconds before answering. I didn’t
know what to tell the man, so I an
swered quickly - Linda Carter.
"It’s weird to live 88 years and
suddenly discover you have no
name," she said. "Does that mean I
can’t be held accountable for
anything I’ve ever done?"
TTie Cleveland County Board of
Elections Is now In the process of
removing from the permanent
registration records the names of all
persons who have failed to vote for a
period of four years. This is In
accordance with General Statute
168-68 of the Election Laws of North
Letters are being mailed to 3800
people In Cleveland County advising
them that their names will be taken
from the permanent registration
records unless they contact the
Cleveland County Board of Elections
at 311 East Warren Street, Shelby
advising them that they still reside
at the address listed on their
reglstratlan card and wish to remain
TTila mandatory purging of the
names of persons who have not
voted In tour years la to keep the
registration records up to date.
People move away from the County
and State and either do not register
In their new location or the can
cellation of their registration In
deveUuid County Is not mailed.
Also, the death certificate of persons
who have died In other states la not
always received by the Board of
Any person who receives one of
these letters and hats any questions
about It Is asked to call the
Cleveland County Board of Elections
at telephone 483-8811, extension 311.
Two men charged with murders In
Kings Mountain have had their
prellmlnaiy hearings postpraied In
Cleveland County District Court.
Perry Dean Bristol, 30, of Kings
^Mountain Is charged with the
murder and robbeiy of James
Luther Rayfleld in 1976. A
prellmlnaiy hearing was scheduled
for last Thursday, but local police
were notified the hearing has been
postponed until Mon., Feb. 7.
Jimmy Eugene Green, 38, of
Spartanburg, S.C., Is charged with
the murder and rape of Mrs.
Rosemary Knauer, 48, of Daytona
Beach, Fla. In 1876. Green’s
preliminary hearing has been
postponed until after officials
receive results of psychiatric
examinations at Dorothea Dix
Green’s hearing was also
scheduled for last Thursday.
Bristol was brought to Cleveland
County from the LllUngton Prison
Unit on December 10, 1976 to be
charged with murder and robbeiy.
Bristol was serving 60-76 years for
his conviction In the robbery and
shooting of the night manager at
Ramada Inn near Gastonia.
Bristol was charged with the
murder and robbery of James
Luther Rayfleld, 60, following an
exhaustive Investigation by Kings
Mountain Police and SBI Agent Jim
Woodard. Rayfleld was shot to
death about i: 80 a.m., December 18,
1876 In the office at Doug Falls’
Phillips 66 Station at the comer of E.
King St. and York Rd.
Green was charged with murder
and rape In the death of Mrs. Knauer
in Jacksonville, Fla. on January 6,
1977. Green was taken Into custody
In a mental hospital where he had
committed himself a tew days
Mrs. Knauer’s partially clad body
was discovered under bushes near
Kings Mountain Inn, where she was
a guest, on October 8,1876. She has
been stabbed several times. Green
was employed by Mrs. Knauer in a
penny arcade concession during the
Cleveland County Fair week at
Green was sent to the mental
hospital in Raleigh last week on
petition from hla attorney In the
public defender’s office. No date has
been set for Green’s preliminary
hearing as yet
Senior Citizens Night
Capped By Cuties Game
The Kings Mountain Aging
Program and Recreation Depart
ment has planned a Senior Cltizene
Night February 11, which will be
capped by attending a zany
The senior citizens (60 and up) will
be admitted free to see The
California Cuties take on the Kings
Mountain Misfits at the community
center on February 11.
To begin the Senior Citizen Night a
fellowship hour will begin at 6:80
pjn. In the Mountaineer Room at the
community center. The special
guests will be treated to hot dogs,
hamburgers, dessert, popcorn and
Rev. Kenneth George, coordinator
of the aging program, said, "Our
senior citizens will not want to miss
this special evening. The Swinging
Mountaineers, a band consisting
solely of senior citizens, will per
form during the half at the
baaketbsdl game. The evening Is
free to area citizens 60.yeara old and
Rev. George said transportation
can be arranged for senior citizens
by calling 788-4611 Monday through
Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The
evening Is planned not only for
senior citizens Inside the city, taut
within the Kings Mountain
Ministerial Association coverage
The Red Cross bloodmobile will
return to Kings Mountain Friday for
a one-day visit at Bethware School
Bethware School Parent-Teacher
Association Is sponaorlng the visit
and goal of the collection is 176 pints
Donors will be processed from 11
a.m. until 4:80 p.m., said a
spokesman tor the P-TA.
Because of so many accidents
during the holidays and during snow
and Ice, the need for blood In
Cleveland County la critical.
"We Invite everyone to turn out In
record numbers for this one-day
visit of the regional blood collecting
unit," said a spokesman for the
Cleveland County Chi4>ter of the
American Red Cross.
Legislators Seeking PuUic
Opinion On Few Major Issues
Senator J. Ollle Harris of Kings
Mountain said Wednesday from hla
office In Raleigh that members of
the state House of Representatives
and state Senate who represent
Cleveland County are asking con
stituents tor their opinions on six
major issues facing the legislature
Newspaper advertisement con-'
talnlng a ballot to be returned to the
legislators appear In today’s Mirror-
The questionnaire asks Kings
Mountain area citizens their
1), capital punishment and
whether the death penalty shotdd be
legal tor first degree murder, first
degree rape, or both.
3) the equal rights amendment.
8) whether school teachers should
have the right to collective
bargaining andor the right to strike.
4) the veto power tor the governor.
6) whether a governor should be
SLllowed to seek a second consecutive
6) whether counties should be
allowed to vote individually or
whether llquor-by-the drink should
be legalized In that county.
Senator Harris said the cost of the
advertisements being placed In
newspapers In five counties will be
shared by the six senators and
representatives ITom this area.
The representatives are Robert A.
Jones of Forest City, Edith Lutt of
CaevelMd County, and Robert Z.
Falls of Shelby, all ot whom
represent Cleveland, Rutherford
and Polk counties.
The senators are Harris, Marshall
Rauch of Gastonia and Helen Rhyne
Marvin of Gastonia. They represent
Cleveland, Rutherford, Lincoln and
Senator Harris said citizens
should return the completed
questionnaire to any member at the
legislative delegation from this
area. He said the oplnlans will help
legislators determine how they are
going to vote on various Issues.
Harris said the decision to run the
questionnaire In the newspapers was
made Wednesday morning during a
meeting of the delegation at which
veteran Rep. Falls, 64, was elected
chairman of the group. Falls Is
serving his seventh term In the N.C.
House of Representatives.