Gold Street Residents Ask For Help
Tliat'a what86 realdenta along five blocka of W. Oold St. are aaklng motoiiata to
Mra. Mary Taylor, 414 W. Oold St, aald, "We have petltlona with 86 algnaturea
from realdenta In the 800 through 000 blocka of our atreet requeatlng the city to
erect atop algna along the atreet to alow down traffic.”
Mra. Taylor aald only four realdenta thua far have atated they do not want atop
"There are 20 mlleaper hour apeed limit algna along the atreet," Mra. Taylor
aald, "but no cne aeema to pay them any attention. Cara whiz along thla atreet at
40 mph or better and thla la very dangeroua. Eapeclally to the email chUdren who
are not attending achool.”
Mra. Taylor aald on the block ahe Uvea on (the 400 block) there are leaat 13
emaU children In realdence. She aald, "and In the 800 block klda have to wailk
along the atreet where there are no aldewalka."
She aald the atreet la too narrow for faat traffic. "My huaband diivea the atreet
many timea keeping hla apeed to 28 mph and you ahould aee the traffic that buUda
up behind him, people eager to paaa.
"Weat Oold la one of three main roada from the center of town to the chopping
center on the weat," Mra. Taylor aald. "It la the only one of three that haa a 26
mph apeed limit and the only one of the three that doean’t have atop algna.' ’
She aald each time the local police have been caUed they were reaponalve and
did atop aeveral apeedera, but alnce the petition began circulating and realdenta
have algned, Mra. Taylor aald ahe and her nelghbora feel that more can be done
to curb the apeedlng.
"Stop algna, we figure, are the beat devlcea to get motoiiata to alow down,"
Tiie petltlona wUl be turned over to the city commlaalcmera with a requeat that
action be taken on the matter at next Monday’a board meeting.
ReminderTo THE THURSDAY EDITION KING9 MOUMTWN
VOL. 88 NO. 72
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA 38086 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1077
Juat a reminder to The Mirror-
Herald circulation aaleamen atlU
In the field that aU accounts muat
be setUed In our offlcea no later
than the cloae of buaineaa Tliura.,
Reglatratlon for new aaleamen
In the aummer circulation drive
OfCflclally ended Wed., Aug. 81.
However, there were many
already reglatered atUl aelllng
r. I new annual aubacrlptlona
I I working toward winning a new
' Since the reglatratlon ended
we have had two more bike
winners. Salespeople stUl
I soUcltlng new aubacrlptlona are
, also reminded to turn In the
names of new cuatomera im
mediately so that we may add
them to our mailing Ust.
W. S. BIDDDC
JAMES E. AMOS
Five More File For Coinmissioner
Entries are piling In for the
Mirror-Herald’s second weekly
footbaU contest, but you still
have time to enter.
DeadUne for entries la Friday
Tlie contest, which Includes 10
area high school and college
games, la on page 10 of
Tuesday's Mirror-Herald. Just
pick the winners, enter them In
the number spaces In the entry
blank and mall It to the Mirror-
Herald, P. O. Box 762, Kings
Mountain, 28086. Entries may
also be brought to the Mirror-
Herald office at 304 South
Piedmont. But, whether they are
mailed or brought by In person,
they must be received by 12 noon
The winner gets $60 and second
place Is worth $26.
The schedule of games for tUs
week’s contest Usta two games
that won’t be played until next
week. Those Include Polk
Central at Cherryvllle and
Piedmont at Besaemer City.
Thus, those games will not Ita
counted, giving only eight
Five more candidates have
filed to seek office In the October
11 municipal electlc>.i.
Four of the candidates are
former commissioners. The
fifth, Thomas H. Barnette, Is a
newcomer to local campaigns.
The four former board
members are W. S. Blddlx,
James Dickey, Lloyd Davla suid
James Amos. Blddlx and
Davis are candidates In
district two, Amos and Barnette
are In district five and Dickey Is
In district six.
Csmdldate filing deadline fOr
the city commissioner race Is
Fri., Sept. 9 at noon.
Blddlx Is a Kings Mountain
native who served on the city
board from 1866 to 1978. He was
an unsuccessful candidate for
the board In 1876. The candidate
was educated In the local
schools and during World War
Two served In the Army Air
Force, stationed In France. He is
a member of East Gold Street
Wesleyan Church where he Is
assistant Sunday School toMher
In the Men’s Bible Class. He Is a
member of the American Legion
and a S2nd degree Mason.
A representative of Citadel Life
Insurance Co., Blddlx la married
to the former Marie Howe of
Gastonia. They reside at 104
Owens St. The Blddlxes have five
Senior Citizens To Be Hired
Seven senior citizens will be
selected to hold down parttime
Jobs with the city to use 824,600
'allocated under a new federal
Under Title 8, Older
Americans Act, Kings Mountain
has been approved for seven
positions for citizens 66 years of
age and older who meet the
annual Income poverty level.
Cleveland County was granted
$88,888 and the city’s share totals
$24,600 to fund the seven Jobs.
Applications for the unem
ployed or employed with poverty
level Income In the city will be
taken beginning at 10:80 a. m.
today In the mayor’s office at
Tlie city has two positions In
the aging program at $8.42 per
hour; two Jobs as recreational
activity supervisors at $4.62 per
hour; two Jobs as warehouse
supply clerks at $6.03 per hour;
and one custodial position at the
water and waste treatment
plants at $8.88 per hour. All of the
Jobs are set for 30 hours each
week now through June 30, 1978.
Experience In the allocated
fields will be a requirement for
applicants along with age and
Income level guidelines.
Mayor Jc^n Moss said, "If the
program proves successful we
anticipate renewing the program
for another year."
Making Faees In The Mirror
dsuighters, Miss Teresa Blddlx,
Mrs. Robert Hsdl, Mra. Carl
Ledford and Mrs. Marshall
Greene of Gastonia and Mrs.
Steve Carpenter of Klnga
"I am again offering my
services to the people. I am
Interested In this city and Its
people and will. If elected, work
with the present board on
current wd future projects that
are beneficial to the community
to the beat of my ability.
"I am In favor of a progressive
city,” Blddlx continued. "During
my former terms on the board I
fully supported the Moss Lake
project, which haa proven to be
cme of the most progressive steps
this city has taken In recent
"Having served before I am
aware of the hard work and time
the Job of commissioner
requires. I am not afraid to
tackle any problems that arise
on behalf of my fellow citizens,"
Bcumette la a Kings Mountain
native who served in the U. S.
Army In World War Two. For 18
years Barnette was employed by
the N. C. Prison System as a
guard at the Taylorsville and
Shelby .units. Presently, he Is
owner and operator of Barnette’s
Paik And Shop on Hwy. 74 West.
The candidate Is married to
the former Jay Aroowood of
Kings Mountain. They have
three children, Mrs. Geraldine
Randle of Shelby, Mn. Pam
Crocker of Grover and Tommy
Lee Barnette of Kings Mountain.
The Barnettes are members of
Second Baptist Church, where
Barnette serves as president of
his Sunday School class. He has
(Thm To Pago 2A)
So, you say you’re tired of looking at the same ’ol faces day In
and day out?
So, you say you want a little variety In your life!
Tell you what we’re gonna do. Step a little closer, folks. (Get
away boy, you bother me). We’re gonna offer you a chance to
"make faces In the Mirror (Herald, that la) and become a
ccmtestant for some greenbacks, pesos, lira, pounds, marks, yen.
Do you get our drift, folks? Money, we’re talking about.
First prize Is $36, second and third prizes are $16 each.
The rules are simple. Bring us two pictures (black and white) at
yourselves; one msklng the moat comical puss you can muster
and the other at your mug as It normally looks. The second picture
Is so our Judges can detormlna If you made a comical face or
whether you’re Just naturally ugly.
Or, you may call The Mirror-Herald at 788-7486 for an ap
pointment for us to snap the two pictures of you.
The contest ruiu from the moment you read this story until Frl.,
Sept. 80 at 6 p. m. The wlimlng faces will be published In the
Thurs., Oct. 6 Issue of The Mirror-Herald.
Each week during the contest period Wt publish some at the
faces of our contestants Just to give readers a chance to see
what’s In store for them.
So, hurry, hurry, hurry! 9t^p right thla way and become a
contestant “Making Faces In ne Mirror!"
And don’t get dlshearted about the face you see accompanying
thla story. That dude Is so super ugly that our Judges have already
disqualified him from the contest.