VOL. 88 NO. St
THUBSDAV, APRIL*!, 1*77
North Carolina only recognlxea tha
Democratic and Republican PairtlM
aa legally conatltuted with tha
enactment of House Blil 48 thla
month. The only other dealgnatlaa
a regiatratlon applicant may taka la
"UnaffUlated.” The new blU
eliminates the terms Independent
and No Party a* deslgnatlotu tor
Several months ago, due to a laaa
than 10 percent vote count in tha
American Labor and libetailaa
parties, those, too, were dropped
from the state political reglatratloa
Elections boards in all 100 countlos
have been notified to change all
Independent and No Party
registrations now on the books to
UnaffUlated status. All appUcanta
who want to register to vote can
either go UnaffUlated, Democrat or
Republican on the books.
Any voter now registered as
UnaffUlated who wishes to vote in
either a Democratic or OOP
primary electlcn must change Ids or
her party registration prior to the
time set for closing of registration
tor that primary.
Registered voters with Unaf>
filiated status may not vote In either
DemocraUc or RepubUcan primary
, A Disco dsmce band wUl provide
music for dsmdng from • it- m. untU
1 a. m. Saturday night at the
American Legion BuUdlng.
Legionnaires, their wives and
guests are Invited to participate In
the Post-sponaorad danoa for which
ttakalB are avaflaUa at tha doer.
On Rezoning Request
Z&P Board Said ‘No’,
But City Said ‘Yes’
In a surprise motion at a special
city board meeting Wednesday, the
four commissioners voted to rezone
property from R4 to BG to aUow the
construction of a auto service
Commissioner Humes Houston
msule the motion to rezone property
owned by Darvln Moss at Phenlx
and Cherry Sts. despite a petition
from residents protesting the acUon
and a recommendation from the
planning and zoning board denying
“m view of the fact the request
*!«■ been on fUe for four months,”
Cbtnmlssloner Houston said, "In aU
fairness, I am going to move we
allow the rezonlngon this property.”
Commissioners Jim Childers,
Cbrbet Nicholson and BUI Grissom
voted favorably. Commissioners
Norman King and Fred Wright were
absent from the meeting.
Meeting Monday night, the
planning and zoning board members
fait the Phenlx St. area wUl become
one of the major connectors of
traffic when the new bypass Is
constructed and that with heavy
traffic Ingress and egress Into
business driveways would be dif
ficult. Unanimously the ZAP board
voted against rezoning the Moss
Hie lot is sought by Eddie Left-
wlch for the constructlan of an
$11,000 concrete block buUdlng to be
used In Ms auto mechanics business.
Leftwlch Is presently located In a
garage behind Hardee’s on
Cleveland Ave. The property has
been sold to Hardee's for expanded
' parking and Leftwlch must be out of
the buUdlng by April 80.
_ - In other action the city agreed
to buy power lines owned by Duke
Power Co. from the Gaston St.
substation to Kings Mountsdn Cotton
Oil Co. for $13,687, provided the oU
company becomes a city electrical
— Approved no parking atiy time
signs on S. Cherokee St., with the
exception of spaces In front of Kings
Mountain Office Supply. These
spaces are for loading zone pur
— Approved hiring Mr^. LatIco
(Kathleen) WUson as school
crossing guard for the post at Gold
and Watterson Sts.
RBAmr FOB BENEFIT-bits. D.K. Tate, left, Mrs.
Charles Maoney, Birs. Oeerge Klepper irad Mrs. PhlUp
-Wske', right, are all ready for toHplit’a Woman’s OW>
Bridge Benefit at 7 30 p. m. at Bie WomaiVs dub where
Photo By Ufi Stewart
pMy«rs wlU be deaUag cards of spring tomatoes and
radlabes for benefit of community projecta. The spring
gardesilng theme wUl feahire del^oratlons and refresh
ments. 'noliets are a vatlshlc to the public at $3.
Connor k Elected
To State YDC Office
To Present Program
singing Teachers and Employes
from the Kings Mountain District
Schools - about 40 strong - wlU
present a musical program at
Monday night’s meeting of the Kings
Mountain Woman’s Club at 7 ;48 p.
m. at the Womtui’s Club.
The Singers are under the
direction of Mrs. DarreU Austin.
Members of the Public Affairs
Depsutment are in charge of the
program and Mrs. W. L. Mauney la
Mrs. George Klepper, publicity
chsdrman, said the community Is
invited to attend and hear what she
caUed an ‘‘outstanding program by
Singing Teachers and Educators.”
Talent Show Scheduled
The annual Kings Mountain
Klwanls Talent Show will be
presented In Barnes Auditorium
tonight (April 21) and Thurs., Apr.
Shows on both evenings begin at
7:80 p. m.
Tonight the winners of Individual
competition among students from
Kindergarten through the seventh
grades will be presented. Next week
students from the eighth through
senior year Mgh school will perform.
TTie annual Klwanls Talent Show
Is a fund-raising project of the local
chib and the revenue la used for
some worthwhile community
Tickets tor the shows are 80 cents
tor 12-years-old and under, $1 for
over 12 years of age.
Two Are Named
To Police Force
Linda Smith Ford, wife of Ted
Forth and former office employe of
McC^ ainlc, has Joined the staff of
Kin^Mountaln Police Department
as Records Clerk and Anthony
Jerome Ag^r, 22, Is a new patrolman
on the force.
Announcement was made by Qilef
of Police Earl Lloyd.
Mrs. Ford, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George Smith of Kings
Mountain, Is a graduate of Kings
Mountain High School. She and her
husband and two children, Amy, age
three, and Aaron, age nine months,
reside on Mauney Avenue.
Mr. Agar, the city’s second Black
patrolman. Is single and is a former
employe of Woodbrldge Country
Chib. He Is son of Mr. and Mrs.
WUUam F. Agar, Jr. of Kings
Mountain and Is a 1973 graduate of
Buna IBiB Mioot.
Nelson Connor of Kings Mountsdn
was elected vice president of the
North Carolina Young Democrats
dub at the annual YDC convention
Saturday In Chariotte.
Connor, 27, now serving as Tenth
District YDC chairman, assumes hla
new duties May 1 and will be In-
stalled at the state banquet of YDC
In Raleigh on June 2Bth.
develand County YDC Chairman
Myers Hambrlght, Jr. of Kings
Mountain accepted the Paul Dickson
attendance trc^hy with 44 people
from Cleveland County present at
the banquet, develand narrowly
won the award over Wake County
which has carried home the trophy
for the past three state meetlnga
Connor served two years as
president of the develand County
YDC and was Instrumental In Its
reorganization In 1974. He has bean
active In the Democratic party,
serving as a delegate to the county
and district conventions and
alternate to the state convention. Ha
Is chairman of Bethwsu'e precinct
Other officers elected were M. C.
Teage of Wake County, presldsnt;
Sherry Mason of Mecklenburg
County, saeiatary; La AnnNeasa a(
Orange County, treasurer; and
Nancy HaU of Lenoir County,
national committee woman.
Connor Is associated with
Momtaln View Farms.
Will Lead Eiastside Revival Is Set
Don Womack, fUU-tlme evsngeUst
far 39 years and Executive Director
of the Conference of Southern
Baptist Evangelista, will lead an
evangelistic crusade beginning
Sunday and continuing through B(ay
1 at First Baptist Church.
Services are at 7:80 p. m. nightly
with Christian Life classes un-
derway Monday through Thursday
from 7 until 7:38 p. m.
R Allen Jolley will direct the song
services for the crusade. A nursery
will be provided for children
Dr. Womack received his formal
education at Memphis State
University, Southwestern Seminary
and American Divinity School. He la
a native of Arkansas and author of
six books, "Heaven,” "Faith”,
“Rivers of Blood,” ’’God’s Baby
Book,” “Let The Fire Fall” and
“Sermons in Miniature.”
He and his wife, Lorene, and their
daughter, Doima, reside In Mem
"Oorne and bring the family to the
crusade,” said Rev. Qyde Bearden
In announcing the aeiiee of sendees.
Rev. Gary Lockee, Evangelist of
Greenville, S. C., will be speaker for
revival services beginning Sunday
and continuing through April 80th at
Eastslde Baptist Church on York
Mr. Lockee will fill the pulpit at
the 11 o’clock worship hour Sunday
and will speak at evening services at
7:18 p. m. each evening. The nursery
will be open tor children at each
service and special singing will be
featured each evening.
Senior atlzens Band from Kings
Mountain wUl be featured at the
Wednesday evening service.
Rev. Buddy Williams, pastor, said
the community Is Invited to worship
In the series of services.
Temple To Hold Service
f ■ y
Rev. Russell Fitts, pastor of
Bethlehem Baptist Church, will lead
revival eervlces at Temple Baptist
Church on CJansler Street beginning
Sunday morning at the 11 o’clock
Services will continue each
evening through Friday at 7:80 p. m.
Rev. Mr. Fitts, pastor at
Bethlehem the past nine years,
attended Mars Hill College and
Furman University and graduated
from Southern Seminary In
Louisville, Ky., having served 39
years In the ministry. He Is well
known In this area as an “aftsr
dinner” speaker and has recorded
"Fitts of Laughter.”
Rocky Tajdor, minister of musle
at Temple Baptist Church, will
direct the song service. He majored
In Church Music at Gardner Webb
college. SpecUl music during the
service will be provided by singers
In the church, as well as outside
groups. A nursery will also be
provided during services.
Rev. Frank Shirley, pastor,
vltes the community to attend.
JONES HONORED - Raeford White, Preeldent of
Bethware Progreerive Club, ehakes the hand of Supt.
Donald Jonee as he presents him an engraved plaque
from the civic club recognizing his service to the
Phste By I. O. Alesnndsr
community and school system. Looking on an
Hambrlght, loft, and Hal Bforris, far right, charter