KIMG9 MOUMTWM MIRROR
V(M.. 8B NO. 103
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA 28086 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28,1977
Around And Round she went
Klonday morning the King! MoinUin Galloway and Hammett began dialing
Reacue Squad recorded a firat — they the car, locking fingera onto
reacued a runaway vebide.
handle on the driver’! aide 'Riey made
Rail began about 10:32 a. m. Monday five complete circle! with the vehide
when Capt. Raymond GaUoway received until Galloway could get the door open,
a call to respond to a car arreck on N. City Hammett leaped for the seat and made
St it It was a simple matter of putting on
the brakes and cutting the ignition off to
stop the vehide.
Mn. Mclnnel told the rescuers that
she thou^t the car was hi park when she
started to get out of it, but suddenly the
car began backing in circles. The
rescuers figure she must’ve have ac-
cidentially knocked the gear into
reverse, or it sUpped on its own. Mrs.
Mclnnes said she bried to get back hito
the seat, bit the car knocked her down.
She was not mjured, however.
“I guess this episode means we have
rescued just about everything that can be
rescued,” Sgt. Hammett said.
Galloway, Lts. Mike McDaniel,
Delbert Dixon and Gene Champion and
Sgt. Roy Hammett rushed to the scene.
But instead of finding a car smash-up
they found a Chevy Nova cir
cumnavigating the street and a few front
Mrs. Fay Mclnnes of 916 Second St.,
owner of the car, was standing on the
sidelines wringing her hands, watching
her driverless car backing in circles at
about 15 miles per hour. The car had
already clipped a telephone pole
damaging the right fender and bumper,
but was still running in circles.
U Dixon said this is the first time he’s
ever beard of such an biddent on any
The rescuers can look back and laugh
at the incident now, but at the time,
racing 15 mfies per hour chasing a
driverless vehicle wasn’t so funny at the
’The rescuers spent a fairly active
Holiday schedule making a total of 18
tiipa from 5 p. m. F^y until noon
Ihe rescuers responded to two ac
cidents Christmas Day, one on 145 to
transport one injured person to the local
hospital; and the other at the Bethlehem-
Margrace Rds. intersection in which two
persona were injured. One of the injured
parties, Mrs. Camp, died as a result of
The bulk of the calls were made up of
blood runs, house calls and bransporta.
1977: It’s Triumphs
Mrs, Camp Dies
In Car Crash
At thi liniM Qf “AuM Lang Syns.”
traditional hartaingsr of a brltfit new
year are played Satiaday nIgU at
mkhiight. Kings Mountain area eittiens
can look back on itn asa year in which
they generally had thalr share of fUn,
manber of nawa ovento, i
some bad, during the year Just ending.
As the books of Father Time closed on
year 1976, New Year’s Eve revelers were
enjoying a real taste of wintary weather.
were slipping and sliding on roads
tramformed into an icy glaae by the first
snowfall. During period of 90 minutes
KkMs Mountain Police Department bad
aheady answered a total of 14 wreck
calls In the area.
aty officials went back to school In
Janitory, or better yet, the schools was
brought to city fathers^ who took a
governmental management develop
ment short oourse. There was good
nawa ttiatpoKce had arreated a suspect
In the murder of Roeemary Knausr,
Florida woman who operated a pemy
arcade at Cleveland Ooimty Fair in
October 1978 whose slain body was fomd
to buahee behind KM Ina Jimmie
Eugene Green, 33-year-old South
Carolina man and a former nnploye of
Mro. Knauer, was charged in her death.
Serna citlaans attended the
taaiMuratlan of North Carolina Governor
Jhn Hunt in RaMtfi and U. 8. Prerident
Jknmy Carter In Wariihigton, D. C
Hw cMy got a Christmas present in
manufacturing fuels are coming bito
short supply. What happened here wu a
community-wide spirit of cooperation
good and and sacrifice with citUens adhering to
requests to keep thermostats at low
de^es to conserve gas consumption.
Cltlxens were also putting fireplaces and
wood-bumbig heaters to use.
Public hearinp to discuss programs
for the third year in the Cbnununity
Development Qlock Grant Funding were
A Grover man, Lee Jasper, 55, was
victim of a hit-run driver and the two
men charged adth minders in Kings
MounUin, Perry Dean Bristol, 20,
charged with murder and robbery of
James L. Rayfield in 1975, and Jimmy
Green, 23, charged with murder and rape
of Rosemary Knaeir in October 1976, had
their preliminary bearings postponed In
Cleveland District Court
W. Duke Kimbrell, president of Park-
dale filills, Inc., announced the purchase
of the principal physical assets of
Mauney Mills, Inc. of Kings MounUin for
an undisclosed amount of cadi.
Program organised their own band.
Robert Dodge, former patrolman on
the Kings MounUin Police Department,
serving as investigator for the Public
Defender’s Office, became the city’s
Fsrslnpmnnt AdmUlstratlan would see Senators MarshaU Rauch and J. (RUe
laltntboeomplationofaiiswCIty Hall, . Harris and RepresenUtivea Edith Luts
now cautniction on fiie former and Robert Falls to Utroikioe a bill to
Bonnie Mill praperty on Gold Street. oaUbllah a satelUto ooiat U Kings
KMgWUtordwnped snow on the area Mountain. Senator Harris sponaoted a
far the fourth thne this monlb and the bOl to rslnsUte the daalh penalty to
cSy’a fire fatolity durli* January North Carolina patterned afUr Uws in
w« ncorded. Nannie BUlock Tlnslsy, odier states rules constitutional by the
7R glad ta a fire which swept throutfi her Sigweme Court,
bans at 411W. Parker St and 64-yaar4ld Polios Chief Earl Lloyd amounoed that
PbikBoll,dtodlnafiroatldshomeonN. KMPD bad bosn notified approval had
Wattsraan St. b***! given for the ssUblishment of a
approved plans for short-range
developmenU of recreation facilities for
Davidaonand Deal St. Parks and 14out of
iSproposed projects were included in the
1977-78 Community Block Grant ap
plication toUUng 91,040,000.
Don Jones, retiring superintendent of
schools, was honored on Don Jones Night
by the KM Little ’Theatre.
aty Commissioners are shooting for
May 2 as the beginning date for con
struction of a new 18,984 square foot
public works building.
Six persons were arrested on drug
charges stemming from a lengthy un
dercover operations here involving four
area Uw enforcement agencies.
Chris Holmes, son of Ray and Sylvia
Holmes, won the coveted 911,000 four-
year Morehead Scholarship to attend
UNC at Chapel Hill.
GastonU native William DavU was
hired as superintendent of schools.
RehabUiUtion, assistance program to
save homes instead of demolishing them,
was outlined by KMRC executive
director Gene White during a CD block
grant public hearing who said that 60
homes would be considered in the target
Kyle Smith filed for a board of
education seat and Ptl. Houston Com
became the city’s crime prevention of
ficer as the dty board approved tran-
afors of two officers in major jobs in
connection with p-ants okayed for crime
prevention bureau and long-range
planning and hired one new officer.
The first Eaton Fuller twin coun
tershaft tranamlsslon left tte production
line at the Kings Mountain Eaton plant on
Grover Rd. and the new model was of
ficially christened In pldnt ceremonies
and open house.
Striking employes of lithium Coi^
poratlon of America’s Bessemer City
plant returned to woik.
First phase site preparation contract
on the new dty haU was awarded to
Bradley Jenkins, Ine. of Gastonia and
ground-breaking ceremonies were held.
Grady Patterson, 86, retired owner of
Patterson Oil Company, died suddenly at
his Gold Street home.
at the new KM Chiropractic Centre on W.
Mountain St. and Rev. Clyde Bearden
delivered the Easter Service sermon to
crowds attending the traditional service
in Mountain Rest Cemetery.
City commissioners received bids on
construction of a new public works
building and maintenance garage and
site construction got underway.
Brenda’s Better Ones Hosiery Ca, the
city’s newest business dtixen and only
one of its kind in the county whoUy-
owned by Blacks, opened at 227 Bat
The controversial Coroner Bill
proposed by Sen. Ollie Harris of Kings
Mountain, was approved unanimously by
the House Local Government Committee
and subsequently passed into law.
Paul Fulton felt lucky to be alive. Last
week during the extreme hitfi winds a
large oak tree was uprooted and fell on
buUding MW operated by Harris- strongly oppoasd a local bUl to give the
Bingardner and Ooiry Uw firm. Both county coroner esipandad euthority.
MwbuOfbiga areU the eenlral businaea tm. Derrafi AustU wu noUfi^ she
wu among 19 state finalists in the
FEBRUARY coeeted Terry Sanford Award com
petition to the teacher choun for
Even UerWs, city us euppUers ware craatlvlty to die teachUg or ed-
wtatar threw the country Uto a panic
wfib natural gu running out and now we
were told that altaraate hutlng and
AS3-pagemanuBl on perunnal policies
for the city wu completed and pieaentad
to the city board for approval by
Chairman Humw Houstoa
The gypstoe bit town apiiii, about 900 of
thsm, and one local dtlasn was sUnnad
L. E. (Jcah) HInnsnt wu appointad to
fill the UMMtked term of the late B. E.
(Pop) Simmons m county oommlaaloMr.
Commissioners gave approval for
additions to the KM Community Center,
dwigned by HoUand-McGinnis Ar
Kings Mountain Police Department
received grutof95,500 for a vehicleto be
used as a crime prevention diapUy unit.
Firefighters from eight different
departments, 56 in aU, participated to a
fire-fighting exerctoe and the hudUne
said: “Firefighters Exerctoe Better
Reynolds and Sou of Charlotte was
awarded the general construction con
tract for the KM Public Works Building.
Cancerclaimed tbellfeof Tim BUnton,
11 who died after a hard-fought battle, in
A chartered bus and a U-Haul trailer
rattled out of Kings Mountain bound for
Oriudo, Fla. with members of the
KM5HS Band who led the ^ud parade
tirough Dtoney World and culminated
months of fund-raising toUllng 910,000
for the 100 persons on the trip.
(Pleau ’Turn To Page 3A)
Jim Dickey On
Jim Dickey, newly-installed city
commiMioner from District Six, was
Comm. Dickey will serve, slug with
Katie WUkes, as co^hainnu of the toe
scheduling oommlttee and as a member
Comm. Huntes Houston ud Mayor Mou.
A two-car accidut on Chriatmav Day
proved fatal to one Kings Mountiu ud
put another in the hoq>tt*l with injuries,
accordfog to State Trooper J. L. Evus.
Tlie fatolity victim was idmtified as
Mrs. Opal Camp, 58, of Bennett St. The
iqjured patty was identified u James
Henry Bolin of Gold St.
According to Trooper Evau the ac-
ddut occurred about 1:35 p. m.
Christmu Day at the Bethlehem ud
Margrace Rds. intersecdon. Mrs. Camp
wu driving south u Bethlehem Rd. at
about 30 milu per hour. Bolin was
traveling wut on Margrace Rd. at about
the same speed.
“I charged BoUn with running a stop
sign at the intersectiu causing the u-
ddmt,” Trooper Evans told the Mirror-
BoUn’s car struck Mrs. Camp’s car in
the left side. Kin^ Mountain Rescue ud
Shdby Rescue Squads were both called
to the scue. Both Bolin and Mrs. Camp
were the lone ucuputs of their vehicles.
Both were taku to Kings Motntain
(.cspitol. Mrs. Jamp died uu the
op>:rating table about 6 p. m. from in-
twnal injuries sustained in the accidut,
according to Coroner Bennett Masters.
Trooper Evans told The Mirror-
Herald “I found out Monday Mrs. Camp
had died from her injurtes, m I will ateo
charge Bolin with dutti by motor
Funeral servicM for Mrs. Camp will be
conducted at 10 a. m. Thursday at
Cherokee Street BapUat Clsirch by The
Rev. George Leigh. Burial will be'in
HoUy Hill Oentetery in Fairbrun, Ga.
A native of Fairbrun, Ga., Mrs. Camp
is survived by her mother, Mrs. Florida
Eitrekln of Fairbrun; two sons, Paul
Camp of Kings Moutain and Sgt Jamu
H. Camp, stotlued in En^nd; one
sktar, Mrs. luball Tarpley of Fairbrun;
and five brothers, Oscar, Cedi, Herbert
and Gary EntreUn, aU of Fairbrun, Ga.,
and James H. EntreUn of Durham.
The famUy will receive friends at
Harris Funeral Honte tonl^t from 7 to 9
Hos[»tal Gets Grant
a 910,000 gift bom the Duke Endowment
to assist in ks rdtovstiu project
proantly uderway, according to Billy
G. McCall, executive director of the
Hospital and Child Care Secllona of the
Jolsi L. McGiU, preUdent of the hospi
tal board of trustees, made the formal
announcemut of the grant.
Thirty-one beds, part of the original,
hospltol bufit In 1961, wiU be refwbished,
and Mveral major new pieces of
equipment indudi^ aquipmut for the
icteMlve and coronary care unite will be
installed. The Duke Endownwnt grant
willsupplement hospital funds necessary
to complete the 989,500 project.
Both Mr. McGUl and Gra<^ Howard,
administrator of the Hoqtitol, sxpraaaed
appreciation to truitoaa of the DUke
Endowment for thdr asaistonce ud
Since 1961, the Duke Endowment has
made gruts totaling 9360,000 to Kings
Mountain Hupltal for capital and
Hospitals are among the major
banefldarias aaalstod by the Duke En-
dowmut la the financing of constructtoo
and aquipmut of their plants, in paying
for charity, care, ud In expu^g
Carolinas, the Endowmut also assists
child care inatitutius in North Carolina
and South Carolina, four aduutional
institutions — Duke, Johnan C. Smith,
and Furmu Udversitleeend Davidau
Odlege — and rural United Methodtet-
churches, retired United Methodist
ministers Ui North Carolina.
By the ud d 1977, total finudal
Carolina will total more thu 9460
So Probable Came
Found bi Bowen Cate
Judge A. Mu Harris fund w probabla
cause in a murder case in 27th Judicial
District Court at Shelby Tbursday
lEebtet Billy Ray Bowu, 3L of Rt 1
The charge of murder In the death of
Bowu’s father, Ira Bowu of Grover u
Nov. 30th was dlsmiassd.
Judge Harris' judgmut stated, ”T1m
state railed the rase for a bearing ud
choM to pr«ut no avMuos ud raatad.
The curt has no aksrnatlve but to find
I in the eeurt ateo findb no probable rauae.