THE THURSDAY EDITION
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VOL. 88 NO. 24
THURSDAY. MARCH 24,1977
Plana are underway by the Klngi
Mountain Ktwanla Club tor the 20th
annual Klwanle Club Talent Show to
be held In B. N. Barnes auditorium
on April 21 and April 28.
Proceeds from this year’s event
are earmarked for the Food Bank
sponsored by KM Ministerial
Aaeoclatlon, the “Greater Yean"
progrsun of Senior Citizens and to
buy tennis court equ4>ment for the
Kings Mountain Senior High School.
President BUI Grissom said the
civic club has contributed nearly
248,000 over the years to community
service projects from the schools
talent event, always a highlight of
student activities for youth.
Central United Methodist CSiurch,
First Presbyterleui Church and
Resurrection Lutheran Church wlU
jointly sponsor a bus trip to the
Friday night service of the BlUy
Graham Ousade In AshevUle. The
crusade began Wednesday suid the
group from Kings Mountain wUl go
on Friday, March 28.
The groun wfV be tranyp^rt^
the First Presoyterlan Cioirch Bi\s
and the Central United Methodist
Church Van. The two vehtcles have a
capacity of 81 passengers.
The three host churches issue an
invitation to aU persona In the
community who would like to attend
the Friday night service of the
crusade to make reservations as
space wlU allow. To make your
reservation, call the office of either
church; Central Methodist, 789-2471:
First Presbyterian, 789-2121;
Resurrection lutheran, 789-8680.
The buses wlU depart from First
Presbyterian Church at 4:80 p. m.
F’rlday. The cost of the trip (gas
money only) will be one dollar per
person. Bach person Is asked to eat
sm early supper and carry a snack or
take along a bag supper.
Coronor Bill Still
Bugging Med Society
Dr. Avery McMurry was In
Raleigh Wednesday to speak during
a hearing on a local bill to Increase
the powers of Cleveland County’s
Dr. McMurry, a county medical
examiner, represented the county
medical society Monday by making
a request of the county com
missioners that they withdraw
support of the bUl Introduced by Sen.
OlUe Harris of Kings Mountain.
’Ihe commissioners took no action
on the request at Monday’s meeting,
The Harris bill, which Is backed
by the county commissioners and
has been Introduced In the (Seneral
Assembly, would allow the county
coroner to order removal of a body
from the scene of death, to sign
death certificates and to order
Dr. McMuriy charges that the
county commissioners gave their
support of the bill after hearing only
one side of the question and had
acted on a medically-related matter
without hearing from the medical
McMurry said the medical society
here Is In agreement that there have
been problems with the medical
examiner system In the past,
primarily difficulty In reaching the
medical examiners and In coor
dination among medical examiners,
the coroner and agencies Involved
He said Senator Harris knew the
county medical examiners were
working to correct those problems
before the senator Introduced his
Dr. McMurry also said the
medical society strongly objects to
the county coroner signing death
certificates and ordering autopsies.
He said that further the coroner
system Is “archaic” and many
counties in North Carolina are
phasing them out. To give the
powen asked for In the bill to the
coroner would be a step backwards
for the county, according to the
county medical society.
Sen. Harris said this week that his
bill would not allow the county
coroner to sign death certificates In
deaths of a medical exsimlner
nature, established by state law.
Pentecostal Yard Sale
POPPY PRESENTATION — Governor James B.
Ikint holds Little Miss Poppy Leigh Anne Stewart as
Lynn Orlgg, Junior Miss Poppy, standing at left, and
Jeff Orlgg look on at the Governor’s office at the
Qtpitol. Representing the state American Legion
Auxiliary, the Kings Mountain young people are nieces
Photo By Oi^ Stewart
and nephew of the state MUdUaiy president. Leigh Anne
presented the first memorial poppy made this season
by hospitalized veterans to Governor Hunt. Leigh Anne
Is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Stewart and Jeff and
Lynn are children of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Orlgg, all of
Pentecostal Holiness Church will
sponsor a big yard sale Saturday
from 9:80 a. m. until 4 p. m. for
benefit of the church building fund.
The church la located at 608
Bethlehem VFD Yard Sale
Oosing, 46 Jobless
Bethlehem Ladles Auxiliary of
Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Depart
ment will sponsor what one
spokesman calls a "gigantic yard
sale” Saturday beginning at 9 a. m.
The yard sale, featuring an
assortment at Items, will be held at
Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Depa.’t-
’The Kings Mountain Beaunit
’Trucking Oorp. will close at the end
of this month, according to a com
pany spokesman In Raleigh.
Steven Tlaiko, executive vice
president of Beaunit Corp. said this
week, ”A group of Investors Is
buying all the assets of Beaunit
Irxlustrles. They have chosen not to
buy the trucking division In Kings
The announcement means 46
employes at the Kings Mountain
terminal will be without jobs by the
end of this month. The group In-
Rev. Putnam Called
To Pastor In Dallas
Rev. Dale Putnam of Kings
Mountain has been called as the first
full-time pastor of Maranatha
Baptist Church of Dallas.
Maranatha, which has 72 mem
bers, was organized In October and
has had supply pastors until
February, when It called Rev.
’The church la located on Downey
T.Mita Ross, north of Dallas on the
REV. DALE PUTNAM
Rev. Putnam, formerly associated
with Lowes Foods, la the son of Max
K. and Ruth Hambright Putnam of
Kings Mountain. Ifls parents and
five brothers — Gene, Phillip, Terry,
Roy and Dennis — all live In the
Kings Mountain area.
Rev. Putnam Is a 1966 graduate of
Kings Mountain High School and
played guard on the school’s
championship football team of 1964.
He attended Tennessee Temple
Bible College In Chattanooga and
’Tabernacle Baptist Bible Institute of
Greenville, S. C. Harold B. Sightler,
who airs the popular gospel program
the “Bright Spot Hour” on local
radio and television stations. Is
president of the Greenville school.
Rev. Putnam Is married to the
former Frankie Wilbanks of
Bessemer City. They have three
children. Dale Jr., Monica Ruth and
Rev. Putnam said his church will
be making a specUl effort to
minister to the shut-ins and under
privileged of lU community anh
added that he hopes to open a health
chib as an outreach to the youth.
Rev. Putnam’s father-in-law.
Rev. Doc Wilbanks, Is the former
pastor of the Kings Mountain Church
of Ood. Rev. Wilbanks, now retired,
lives In Greenville, S. C.
eludes 34 tnickers, six mechsuilcs
and six office staffers.
Although the group was notified uf
this action on March 10, William
Nolen, manager of corporate
trucking for the Kings Mountain
division, said, “the announcement
was somewhat of a surprise” and
that none of the employes here were
prepared (or a cutoff.
“What we will do for jobs now Is a
good question,” Nolen said.
The Beaunit Corporation,
previously owned by the El Paso
(Texas) Company, has fiber and
fabric plants In North and South
Carolina, and Tennessee. Besides
the Kings Mountain division,
Beaunit has a plant In Lowelli
According to Tlmko, the Kings
Mountain trucking division was
.formed In 1974 with truckers hauling
Beaunit goods all over the southeast.
’Tlmko denied the cutoff at the
Kings Mountain terminal had
smythlng to do with the past union
troubles here. ‘”17118 has nothing to
do with the unions,” Tlmko said.
‘ ‘Don't try to read this as an activity
against the unions. The old Beaunit
operations will not exist. The new
owners may retain the same name.”
Tlmko said the new owners are
Interested only In the manufacturing
end of the business and choose not to
handle trucking suid tranqiortatlon
of their own goods.
Holy Ground Mission
To Offer Presentation
The Kings MounUln Junior High
Ninth Grade Band and the Kings
Mountain Senior High School Blazer
Band will present a concert Tuesday
night, March 26th, at 8 p. m. In B. N.
Admission Is free and the public Is
Invited to attend.
Both groups will play state contest
Christopher Cole will direct the
Ninth Grade Band and Donald Deal
will direct the KMSHS Blazer Band.
Has Noah’s Ark been discovered?
Was Columbus the first to discover
Are we Uvlng the last days of life
as we know It?
On Tues., Apr. 8 at 7 p. m. at the
Kings Mountain National Guard
Armory representatives of the Holy
Ground Mission wUl present a
program designed to give you their
Interpretation of these questions and
Mel Barcelo and John Bartels,
members of the Holy Ground
Mission Community In Texas, wlU
present slides and show data they
have gathered over the years doing
research Into Biblical prophecy.
Several months ago a film com
pany, Sun (Classics, released a
feature movie entitled “In Search of
Noah’s Ark.” A great deal of the
Information and photographs and
film footage used In that movie was
taken from the accumulation of
research data gathered by the Holy
“The movie did not tell all of
the story,” said Mel Barcelo,
“because they were more Interested
in making a profit from a com
TTiere hM been some criticism of
the movie by consumer advocate
David Horowitz of Callfwnia. He
called the dim a rip-off saying It did
not give definite proof that the object
found on a mountain In eastern
Turkey was In (act Noah’s Ark.
TO this John BarteU says. “We
(eel this movie Is a reflection of
greater glory to God.”
Barcelo and Bartels have par-
tlclpaUd In eight separate Holy
Ground Mission expeditions to
Mount Ararat to see the object they
believe to be Noah’s Ark. The closest
they have been to the object Is 2,000
feet. From that dlsUnce they
photographed the object with a
“We return to Turkey In August,”
Bartels said, “and this Ume, If we
have God’s permission, we will
attempt to roach the ark. We want to
take drill core samples of the
materials to develop further proof of
the ark’s authenUclty.”
Interpreting Bible verses, such as
Genesis 8:4 and Acts 2:19, the Holy
Ground Missionaries believe the
world Is In Its last days and that the
final day will come when the
prophecies of the Bible are once
agedn revealed to man. By this,
Bartels said, “We (eel that once the
ark Is proved to be the one NoAn
built, when the Holy of Holies and
the actual Ten Commandments as
handed down to Moses, and when
other things fbretold In the Bible are
once again re-dlscovered, then Jesus
Christ will return to esirth.”
During their program at the ar
mory next month, Barcelo and
Bartels will discuss the copper and
clay tablets discovered by ar
cheologists In Michigan In the early
lUOO’sas proof the Israelites were on
this continent long before Columbus.
“One of the tablets has been
defined as telling the story of Noah,”
Barcelo said. “How did that Ublet
come to be In this part of the world?
It had to be brought here long before
Columbus sailed from lUly.”
Bsircelo mentioned a publication
they will have available at their
program which gives many tacts
about the rediscovery of Noah’sArk,
about what happened In the Garden
of Eden and also of “the perilous
times we now live In.
“Noaheondemned the world,”
Barcelo said, “and became heir to
righteousness. How did he do this?
By exposing the government, the
religious and educational system of
The Holy Ground Mission
progrsun la tree and the public la
Invited to attend. Following the
formal program there will be a
question and answer period, ac
cording to Barcelo and Bartels.
IS THIS NOAH’S ARK? - This photo wme taken hy the Holy Ground
Mission expedition to eastern Turkey In 1974. It was taken from 1,900 feet
away through a telephoto lens. Expedition memhers believe It reveals a
portion of the ark built by Noah. The group plans another expedition la
August to attempt to got closer to the precariously perched object on