THE TUESDA y EDITION
VOL. 88 NO.
TUKSOAY, JUNE 7,1*77
Offer Safe^^iiard Suggestions
Police Sound Burglary
Warning Through June
JAYCEE OFFIOES8 — Inatalled last Wedneadajr at
the Kings Mountain Jaycee banquet were officers for
the coming year, (not in order of appearance): Jim
Ihte, president; Jim Sotelo, extemal vice president;
Dave DiUlng, internal vice prealdent; Steve Sipe,
secretaiy; Ronnie Franks, tressurer; Ronnie HawUns,
state director; and Danny Dllllng, parliamentarian.
JAYCEE DIRECTORS — These four men were in
stalled last Wednesday night as directors of Kings
Mountain Jaycees for the coming year. Left to right.
Photos By Tom Mdntyre
Mike Brown, Corky Fulton, Tom Grayson and Ronnie
Jim Tate Elected
KM Jaycee President
Jim Tate heads a new slate of
officers Installed last Wednesday
night at the annual Kings Mountain
Jaycee Installation Banquet.
Fields Young III, district
representative o( the Midwest
Region, N. C. Jaycees, was on hand
at the Kings Mountain Inn to handle
the Installation ceremonies.
Talcing office for the coming year
with President Jim Tate were Jim
Sotelo, extemal vice prealdent;
Dave Dllllng, Internal vice
president; Steve Slpe, secretary;
Ronnie Franks, treasurer; and
lianny D^lng, paiilamentarlan.
Directors seated for the new year
were Corky Fulton, Tom Orayson,
Ronnie Miller and Mike Brown.
Young told the group, "This Is the
first year of the Midwest Region and
I was told we would come In last in
Jaycee project results. I don’t
believe that. I think we'll come In
first and I am looking forward to
working with the Kings Mountain
Kemp Mauney stepped down after
serving for over one year as
president of the Jaycee chapter.
Mayor John H. Moss was the guest
speaker for the event and was In-
I ^ troduced by A1 Moretz, city codes
director and engineer.
Mayor Moss told the Jaycees and
their wives Wednesday that "the
number one thought in 1977 Is you,
the most valuable resource Kings
Mountain possesses. Your celling Is
unlimited. You are heir to a rapidly
develc^lng community that provides
an attitude and atmosphere for
escalating programs and projects
for greater economic, social,
cultural, and religious (q>portunltles
. . . that raise living standards,
widen horizons and achieves
The mayor said It Is the Jaycees’
and everyone’s responsibility to
carry on the traditions of the past...
"dedication to self-respect, the right
to work, the choice of freedom and
the right to cherish your Idealistic
hope and faith In your future."
Mayor Moss further charged that
the Jaycees and young people like
them are the future and that "Kings
Mountain’s destiny depends on you,
your Ideas, your energy, you
leadership, your determination.”
Other special guests at Wed
nesday’s banquet were County
Commissioner and Mrs. Josh
Hlnnant, City Commissioners James
Childers, Humes Houston and
Norman King and their wives and
Police Chief and Mrs. Earl IJoyd.
Burglary warnings have been
sounded by the local police depart
ment as area residents enter the
normsil vacation period.
Houston Com of the Kings
Mountain Police Department Crime
Prevention Bureau asks all citizens
cooperation to help reduce the surge
In burglaries which result each
summer, when families leave their
homes for vacation trips and
‘ 'By learning and practicing a few
simple home protection hints, resi
dents can keep their homes frtnn
falling victim to a burglary,” Cora
The month of June, 1077, has been
declared by Mayor John H. Moss to
be "Burglary Prevention Month"
here. During this month the KM
Police Department will provide
Information to help you protect your
home from burglars.
Fsillure to know smd practice the
fundamental techniques of home
protection was largely responsible
for the 110 burglsrles committed In
Kings Mountain last year. Although
most people didn’t Intentionally
Invite Intruders to ransack their
home, they might as well have hung
up a sign saying, "No one’s home,
A stroll around your neighborhood
any day, will tell you at a glance
who’s away, their parches will be
cluttered wlhi circulars, an unkempt
lawn, an empty garage with the door
open dr a bulging maflboK. All of
these are tip-offs that’ll broadcast
“no one’s home” to anyone can
vassing the neighborhood.
In the evening, most empty homes
can be spotted too — Just look for the
dark houses. It’s a known fact, light
is one of the best deterrents to
Clime, yet most homeowners go out
for an evening and leave their homes
completely daih. Or, they’ll go off
for a weekend or vacation and leave
the same light burning day and
night. No light at all, or a light
burning continuously. Is a good
giveaway "no one Is home."
A simple, but effective means of
having light In your home every
evening. Is by connecting a Time All
automatic timing device to one or
two lamps. Such a timer will turn a
lamp "on” early In ttie evening, then
turn It “off" several hours later.
With lights turning on and off during
thd evening hours. It will give the
iqipearance someone Is home and
may avert a posalble burglary at
The KMPD Crime Prevention
Bureau lists precautions for
Olme prevention officer Houston
Corn says that most burglars pick
the easiest targets they can find.
They want to get In, get the loot and
Whereas, Burglary, both In
number of violations and In
resultant property loss. Is the
leading major crime across the
Whereas, Burglary all too
frequently results In the Injury to
and death of the victim; and
Whereas, The success of burglary
prevention and detection efforts Is
dependent to a large degree on the
participation of an aroused and
Now, therefore, I, John Henry
Moss mayor at the City of Kings
Mountain, do proclaim: That the
month of June 1877, Is Burglary
Prevention Month and call upon all
citizens to aid and assist their police
agencies, and do all else poedble, to
prevent, detect, and report
get away as quickly as possible.
Therefore, If you put several ob
stacles In his way, he Is less likely to
tiy to break Into your home, but will
seek “easy plcklns” elsewhere. By
observing these few simple precau
tionary steps, you can reduce the
possibility of'a burglar selecting
your dwelling as his target next time
1. Close and lock all dows, In
cluding porch, basement and
garage. Use pin-tumbler cylinder
locks on outside entrances and
safety latches on the windows.
2. Connect a lamp to a TTme-All
automatic timer to turn lights In the
home on and off each evening. Since
noise Is a deterrent, connect radio or
TV to a timer.
8. Protect all doors and windows
with an Inexpensive, portable
burglary alarm which sounds
whenever someone attempts to
4. Light up your porch and yard
with outdoor Ughts to Increase the
likelihood that an attempted bur
glary would be seen. These lights
can also be timer-controlled. If
B. Be sure all screens are fastened
from the Inside.
8. Never leave valuables lying
around, keep them In a safety
7. Notify your police department
when you’ll be leaving and how long
you expect to be away.
8. Cancel all deliveries, such as
laundry, cleaning, etc. Also, be sure
to discontinue the newspaper or
arrange to have It sent to your
9. Have a neighbor, or your post
office, hold all mail until your
10. Arrange with a friend to mow
the lawn and sweep your sidewalk
once a week. Also ask him If he’ll
pick up any circulars or handbills
that may be left on your porch.
11. Leave your shades and blinds
as you normally do, closed blinds
keep the sun out, but also make an
effective screen for the burglar.
12. Never advertise your depar
ture with an Item In the local paper.
Give the story about your vacation
to the newapperse after you’ve
There la no such thing as a
"burglar proof” home. Com said,
but he added, following the
suggestions listed above will help to
protect your home whenever
Wednesday k Tourney Entry Deadline
Response to the Brian Bickley
Benefit Oolf Tournament has been
much greater than expected, both
from golfers and from local mer
chants donating prizes for tourney
The deadline for entering the
tournament Is Wed., June 8. All
entry blanks must be In the commit
tee hands by then In order for golfers
to be eligible to play In the tourna
ment Sat., June 11.
Numerous prises have been
donated by local merchants to go to
tourney winners this Saturday with
value estimated at over $2,B(X>. The
latest prise Is a color TV, courteay of
Carolina Golf Car Sales and Timms
To win the TV golfers may pay fl
to enter the hole - In-one contest on
hole No. 18 at the Ktaiga Mountain
Country Club. About 21 more firms
have donated prizes to the tourney
since the last edition of The Mirror-
All profits from this tournament
will go Into the Brian Bickley Fund
at First Union National Bank.
Bickley, a KM resident, was
stricken with coronary disease last
November and has been In the
hospital since. Besides the proceeds
from the tournament, clUsens have
donated over $6,000 to the Bickley
Fund at FUNBank. All donations to
this fund are tax deductible.
The golf tournament la open to
men and women. The format for the
tourney Is the Calloway flighted
system In which everyone has an
equal chance to win. Prises will be
awarded for low score, high secora,
low total putts, high total putts,
longest drive on No. 2, shortest drive
on No. 1, closest to the hole on all par
8-s and many others.
The entry fee Is tV and this In-
Playing partner prefersnoe (If you have one)
Please enclose cheek or money order In the amount of $30 or more made
out to Brian Bickley BenMlt Tournament and mall to Box 1083, Kings
Mtn., N. C. 38088.
AH entries must be received by Wed., June 8.
eludes green fee and refreshments.
CUp out this form shown here and
return It to the Kings Mountain
Country dub Pro Shop.
All partlclpanta are to report to
the country club at 9 a. m. Sat., June
11 and check In at the scorer’s tent
tor a shotgun start beginning at 9:80
Sets ^Lifrht Shine'
"Ught Shine,” a musical on the
Beatitudes, will be presented by the
Choir of First Presbyterian Church
Weikiesday evening at 7:80 p. m. at
Rev. Gary Bryant, pastor Is
directing the production and Pat
Cheshire Is narrator.
Mrs. Darrell Austin Is piano ac
companist for the Choir and special
numbers will feature David Roof on
drums. Mark Nations on lead guitar.
Pastor Bryant on guitar, and Scott
Nelslsr on steel ensemide.
The community Is Invited to at
tend the program.
m. CHARLES EDWARDS
Dr. Charles Edwards, pastor of
Boyce Memorial ARP Church, has
been elected prealdent of Kings
Moimtain Klwanls Club for the
Other new officers are Frank Van
Story, First Vice Prealdent; Lyn
Cheshire, Second Vice Prealdent;
Roy Duncan, Treasurer; and Bill
New directors are George Hatch,
Jerry Ledford, J. C. Bridges, David
Mauney, Roy Gossett, Grady
Howard and Hector Pedraza.
President Edwards succeeds BUI
Kings Mountain Senior High
School will offer a Summer School
Program to operate June 18 to July
38,from8:80a.m. tol;80p.m. Price
wUl be $80 for one unit and $38 for
Course offerings will be Algebra,
Geometry, and English.
Car Wash Project
Kings Mountain Jaycees will
sponsor a carwash Saturday, June
U, In the Periling Area of Kings
Mountain Savings A Loan
Essoclatlon on West Mountain
All proceeds are eaimarked for
community projecta, said a