Kinc; MOUMTwn mirror
VOL. 88 NO. 86
OCTOBER 26, 1977
Candidate Forum Set
Wednesday At Center
Voting citizens can quiz the
candidates here Wednesday night.
The Cleveland County Voters
Registration Association will
sponsor a forum meeting beginning
at 7:80 p. m. In the Mountaineer
Room at the Kings Mountain
Candidates In the Nov. 8 KM
School Board and the ninoff election
In district six commissioner rMe
have been Invited to attend, address
the gathering suid answer questtons
on election Issues.
William Hager will serve as
moderator for the forum.
"The association Is working on
behalf of the community to create
more public awareness of the
election process and of the Issues
Involved In local elections,” Hager
said. "We felt this type of forum
would be beneficial to the public and
to the candidates so their poslticms
on the Issues at stake might be
Invitations have been Issued to
Fred Wright Jr. and James J.
Dickey, candidates for district six
city commissioner seat, and to Bill
McDaniel, Dr. Joseph Roberts, Fain
Hambrlght, Kyle Smith and Charles
F. Mauney, candidates for the Kings
Mountain School Board.
There are two seats available for
the school board In the Nov. 8
elections; one Inside the dty limits
and one outside. Candidates
Roberts, McDaniel and Hambrlght
seek the outside seat while Smith
and Mauney seek the Inside seat.
Beside the city board runoff and
the school board election, voters will
also cast ballots on two state-wide
bond referendums and five proposed
State Constitutional amendments on
Hager said the "public Is urged to
attend the Wednesday evening
meeting. It should be very wor
thwhile Information to help you
decide how you will vote on Nov. 8.”
nanning RR Beautification
Kings Mountain Appearance
Oommlsslon Thursday set Nov. 17
fbr a target data to receive final
plans for conatructlmi of a mam
moth beautification project on both
sides of the railroad from Gold to
KCAjnta'.n to the overhead '•ridge In
downtown Kings Mountain.
Members will meet at 10 a. m. In
Council Chambers to set qp a "flow
chart” or timetable for cdnstructlon.
Hw plan would create a "city
beautiful" spot with shrubs,
numerous Olnkgo trees and flower
beds. Approximately five pariclng
qwces on cither aide of the railroad
would be eliminated by the con
struction and members expressed a
desire to confer with downtown
merchants before actual con
struction Is begun.
The district three local govern
ment meeting Is set for 7:80 tonight
In the Mountaineer Room at the KM
Commissioner Corbet Nicholson
and Mayor John Moss wUl co-host
and Invite all residents of the
community, especially district
three, to attend.
The extended weather forecast
through Thursday Indicates mild
temperatures today and Wednesday
with possible scattered showers.
CTeaiing and cooler temperatures
are predicted for Thursday. Highs
for today and Wednesday are lower
70s and lows In upper 40s. High
Thursday In the aOs and lows In the
Austin To Speak
Rear Aibnlral Ed Austin at Char
lotte wUl msdce the address at
Thursday night’s meeting at Kings
Mountain Klwanls Club at 0:46 p. m.
at the Woman's Club.
KIwanlan Lynn Cheshire Is
Rear Admiral Austin will compare
the U. a. Naval Fleet and that of the
Soviet Navy In a program which
•hould be of Interest to all members
end any Interested oltlaena. He will
be accompanied to Klnp Mountain
by Commander Fleming, U, 8.
Navy, and Rick Smallwood of
Shelby, Navy recruiter In this area.
Mayor John Moss told the 10
members present that as soon as
woric on the new public works
building Is completed that city crews
would be able to assist In the
downtown project. Open house at the
wr.v yjib'Jc w'-kx facility Is tenta
tively set for die weekend of Nov. 18-
Mrs. John Cheshire, who presided
at the meeting, appointed Mrs. Jim
Herndon, Jr. and Mrs. Oeorge
Houser to head a committee on
Christmas decorating to work with a
committee frnn the Merchants-
Chamber of Commerce and the city.
Mrs. Cheshire asked the group to
check Into the possibility of more
decorations and lights In the
business district. The Ughtsare to be
turned on following the Christmas
Members unanimously adopted a
resolution encouraging Kings
Mountain area citizens to adhere to
trash pickup schedules In six wards
and on mollon by Laura Houser
voted to distribute a circular to all
residents detailing the collection
route and days for collection. City
Engineer A1 Moretz said some
citizens are depositing trash on the
streets and that Items to be collected
by city trucks should be left on the
"Neighbors can’t walk on the
sidewalks If trash Is piled there,"
declared Moretz, who said that some
citizens not observing the collection
schedule are leaving trash on the
sidewalks for several days before It
Is picked up.
Mayor Moss suggested that Mrs.
Cheshire appoint a committee to
review city codes and that members
of the Appeswance Commission
bring resolutions before the full
board of city commissioners at the
regular monthly meetings.
Members attending the meeting
Included two new members, Mrs.
Dennis Conner and Odus Cole.
Others attending. In addition to the
chairman, were Mrs. Charles
Alexander, secretary; Mrs. James
Herndon, Jr., Mrs. George Houser,
Mrs. Humes Houston, and John
To Earn Footbali Money
Only five persons turned in perfect
cards In last week’s Mirror-Herald
Atle-breaklng guess of 84 points In
the N. C. State-Clemson game (won
by Clemson 7-3) earned Johnny Cobb
of Kings Mountain the $60 first prize.
Second place went to Rlcheu'd
Gillespie, who guessed 86 on the tie
Others turning In perfect entries
Included Mike Spears, G. C. Boone
and Greg Dixon.
The game missed by the most
contestants was the Hampden
Sydney-Davldson contest, won by
Hsunpden Sydney M-20.
Another contest Is Inside today’s
Mirror-Herald and it lists 10 of the
top area high school and college
games on tap for this weekend.
Read over the rules and try your
luck at picking the winners. You
could be the next $60 winner.
LURKING IN BUSHES I — Meet the Tim-
berwolf, a man turned Into a raging, bloodthirsty
wolf, during the Jaycee Haunted House activities
Photo by Tom McIntyre
going cm nightly through Oct. 81. Be Careful when
you pass through the wolf's lair, especially If
you’re a young lady. You know how wolves are.
Photo By Gary Stewart
, STEPPING HIGH — Even a loa ng bUlgamM at, !;« erjovzbl'. wT .a
fans can be entertained by a good band and pretty majorettes. In this
photo. Penny Blddlx, a Junior at Kings Moimtaln High, v ms caught doing
her act during halftime of the KMHS-South Point game Friday night at
Gamble Stadium. The Moiaitalneers, and the band and majorettee, will
perform before the home fans tor the last time this season Friday when
KM hosts Bast Gaston In Its annual homecoming game.
Nominates John Reed
John Reed of Kings Mountain la
one of four Cleveland Oountlana
nominated for John Motley
Morehead Awards by the county
Morehead selection committee.
The son of Dr. and Mrs. Nathan H.
Reed, John will compete In January
at the district level with nominees
from 10 counties. The awards are
worth $11,000 to finance tour year
undergraduate educations at UNC-
The other nominees, from Shelby,
are Anne Elisabeth Clontnger, Miles
M. Lackey and Chris Mitchell.
Reed ranks first In his senior class
of MO at Kings Mountain Senior
High. He Is a member of the Student
Participation Organisation, Beta
Chib and the basketball and tennis
teams. He Is vice president of the
National Honor Society, vice
president of Mu Alpha Theta and
was chief marshal and participated
In the Heart Fund drive.
Reed was also a National Merit
semlflnallst. He won the Woodman
of the Worid and Daughter of
American Revolution history
awards and was voted "Most Likely
To Succeed” while attending the
Western Chrollna School for The
Lot Rezoning Request
The Kings Mountain Zoning and
Planning Board met for about five
minutes last Thursday night sind
voted to recommend approval on the
single agenda Item.
The request came from Otha and
Betty Campbell, 902 Second St., to
rezone that property from R8 to NB.
The matter will come up for public
hearing at the Mon., Nov. 18 city
The Oampbells want to open a
small Independent grocery store In
their home, which Is located on four
lots adjacent to Shockley’s Store.
The Campbell property Is 167.3 feet
frontage and 103 feet deep, running
from Second to First St.
Mrs. Campbell said she and her
husband also have plans to open
a washerette on the back dde of the
property at a later data.
ZAP Board members Fred Plonk,
Don Blanton, Paul Owens and L. L.
Adams voted for favorable
recommendation to the city board
and Wilson Griffin (by proxy vote)
voted against approval of the
Plonk made the motion tor the
vote by saying, "Schockley’s Store Is
certainly zoned commercially, so
allowing adjacent property to be
zoned the same Isn’t spot zoning.”
Thursday night's meeting was to
handle the same Item of buslneu on
the September agenda. Blanton and
Adams said they did not receive
their notifications of the meeting
until two days after the meeting
date, so the board Is considering
scheduling the monthly meetings
earlier In the week and earlier In the
day, perhaps around noon.