kiriG? MOUMTWh MIRROR
VOL. 88 NO. 17
KINaS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA 38086 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1978
Day Of Prayer
Friday, March 8, U World Day of
Prayer and local churchee will b«
open for worihlppers to pray and
The eanctuary of Flret
Preebyterlan Church will be open
tor meditation and prayer from 10 a.
m. until 6 p. m., and “the community
la Invited to come by the church for a
few minutes during that time to pray
for the world and Its people,” said
Rev. Oary Bryant, pastor.
David Kenneth Stiller and Paul D.
Black of Kings Mountain have been
charged with conspiracy to commit
murder In connection with the
shooting of Basil Nick Hoyle, also of
Stiller, 87, of 400 W. Gold St., was
charged with conspiracy to commit
murder and Black, 30, of 908 N.
Gkmtt St., was charged with con-
q>lracy to commit murder and
solicitation to commit murder.
Hoyle, who Is In satisfactory
condition at Kings Mountain Hospi
tal, was shot four times with a small
calibre pistol Sun., Feb. 18 gt a
private lake off Hwy. 161 of
CSeveland County Detective Hugh
Buff, who Investigated the Incident,
would not release Information
concerning the motive for the
I shooting. Hoyle, of 4l6Tracy St., and
the two men charged are enqdoyes
of the City of Kings Mountain.
I 'I Leist Thursday morning bold on
11 Black was Increased from $1,000 to
.1 $3,000 and bond for Stiller was set at
I A healing In the case Is scheduled
I for Mon., Mar. 6.
KM Citizens Group
.... local ohalrmaa
Melvin Haskal CarroU and Tom
mie Lee Bright of Khigi Mountain
are scheduled for trial In aeveland
county Superior Court beginning
Wed., Mar. 8.
OarroU Is charged with assault
with a firearm on a police officer
and fOlonlouB assault. Bright Is
charged with aiding and abetting
asaault with a firearm on a police
The charges arose from an In
cident Dec. 18, 1977 In which Kings
Mountain Police Sgt. Bob Hayes was
wounded ssveral times by a small
callbar pistol during an attempt to
Appearing as witnesses for the
state against the defendants wlU be
Sgt. Richard Reynolds and Officers
Ralph Qiindstaff and Anthony Agar.
Sgt. Hayes, who underwent
aurgeiy at Kings Mountain Hospital
for his wounds, was shot whan ho
slipped and feU whlls going after
OarroU In the backyard of a Kings
Mowitein address. Bright had bean
aiTssted earlier on another ohargs,
but slipped away from officers and
ran Into ths house whare CarroU was
raportad to be. OarroU aUegedly
threatened poUca oftloars by aravtng
a pistol at them and ordsilng them
off the property, refusing to give up
Bright to thalr custody.
Sgt. Hayea arrived a short time
later and tan across the backyard to
taka the weapon away from GhuroU.
He said ha aUpped In the wot grass
and foU and waa shot balora ho could
ragaln Ms footing.
Judge John R. Friday wfil prosida
ovar the trial and District Attomay
W. Hamp ChU(k Jr. wlU proseeuto.
Hobert Dodge, Youth Officer with
the Kings Mountain Police
Department, la chairman of the 197g
i Wfiaols For Ufe BUn-A-Thon for It
t ^ mmrpi) hdipmm.
^ Scheduled for Sat., Apr. 16, the
Kings Mountain BUce-A-Thon aill be
held on two different courses, ac
cording to Dodge.
“We do not want the small youngsters parUclpatlng In the blke-a-thon
to have to travel on the highways,” Dodge said, “so we wlU set up the
course for the age 11 and up partidpanta at Kings Mountain Senior High.
A different course for adults participating In the fund-raising event wUl
be announced later.”
Dodge said there Is no Umlt on the number of participants In the blk-a-
ttum. He said It wlU be up to the people entering the event to supply their
own bikes and to find and sign up thalr own sponsors.
“Partlctpants wUl get sponsors to agree to pay them so much money for
each mile they complete during the event,” Dodge said.
The funds will go to St. Jude Children's Research Center, Memphis,
Tenn. The hospital, which was founded 16 years ago by entertainer
Danny Thomas, Is devoted to painstaking medical research and care of
children stricken with catastix^hlc diseases. Including leukemia
Hod^cln's Disease and other fbrms of cancer.
St. Jude’s Is a non-sectarian. Interracial and completely free of
charge to patients whose disease Is under study and who are referred by a
physician. After admittance, the hoqiltal provides total medical care for
the patient and, when needed, also provides transportation and lodging
fCr parent and child.
St Jude’s Is the largest childhood cancer research center In the world.
DoctoBTCid scientists have been brought together from aall over the
wortd to conquer the death-dealing Illnesses that strike children
everywhere. The results of this reaearch are shared wlfii physicians
woridwlde so that children everywhere are helped by the hospital.
CSialrman Dodge aald that full details of the Btke-A-Thon to benefit St.
Jude’s will be released In the coming weeks through the local media —
newspaper and radio.
By EUZABETH STEWART
A group of 100 cltlsens,
representing virtually every
segment of the business community,
gave unanimous approval Thursday
night to the organisation of a Kings
Mountain Business Development
On motion of Kings Mountain
Chamber of Commerce President
ICarvln L. Teer, the group at the
second public meeting heard Mayor
John H. Moss call for citizen par
ticipation as the ”No. One key to
giant success” after he expUlned
that stimulus for the development
corporation la the city’s eligibility to
participate In a $l million Urban
Action Development Grant for
smaller cities by the federal
Attorney Bob Bradley then made
the motion, seconded by In-
suranceman Larry Hamrick, that
the group empower the mayor to
ai^lnt 16 members of a tempwary
board of directors with that group
authorized to elect a temporary
clwlrman and officers at a third
develc^ment meeting slated for
Tuesday (tonight) at 7:80 p. m. at
To a question by Us (Mrs.
Haywood) Lynch If those members
may be nominated from the floor.
Mayor Moss said that he welcomes
nominations from ths public and
welcomes Ideas on Investment
policy and by-laws which he would
pass on to ths temporary board for
Although Mayor Moss and three
members of the city commission —
Jim Dickey, Humes Houston and
Jim Childers, presided over the
meeting and replied to questions, the
city will serve only as the grant
application agency. The corporation
be organized from the private
sector of the community sind la to
operate like any other free en
terprise corporation. The city will
make the preliminary application,
due Feb. 38, to alert the Department
of Housing and Urban Development
that Kings Mountain plana to par
ticipate In the program.
Applications for the 36 percent
project funding by the corporation
may be made at any time during the
Kings Mountain Is one of 944 of
30,000 cities selected by HUD for
To a question. Mayor Moos ex
plained that the city commission felt
that emphasis should be plswed on
commercial development In the city
as great strides are already In
evlience In housing and Industry',
“Tills program la very flexlblt,'*
aald the Mayor, who explained that
$100 mlUlcn la available. He noted
that Kings Mountain la eligible by
criteria established by the
legislature, as pride in city’s past
history In area’s federally funded
programs, age of housing, level of
Income and unemployment In the
Coroner’s Jury Finds
No Probable Cause
There Is “no probable cause’’ to
bring charges against Herman Cash
In the shotgun slaying of Bobble Lse
Archie on Fob. 11.
A six-man jury at a CSoveland
Gbunty Coroner’s Inquest held In
Shelby Uat Wednaaday night heard
testimony In the shooting for about
90-mlnutes, then took about five
minutes to render their verdict.
Ckurii, who operates Cash Grocery
about three miles west of Kings
Mountain, testified that he fired a
abiila shot from a IS-guage shotgun
at Archie about 11:80 p. m. Fsb. 11.
Archie, 33, of Rt. 1, Grovar, died
about two hours later In Kings
The Jury heard Chsh tastlfy that he
was alsrtsd that aomeons had
broken Into Ms store on the night of
Fsb. 11 when an alarm ayitem he
had rigged between the store and his
home was triggered. Hs said he told
his wife to call the police, then ho
took the riiotgun and went to the
store.There, Cash aald, he found the
panel brokenout at the rear door. He
aald ho moved Into the doorway
after spotting someone near the cash
register Inalds the store. The In
truder, Cash said, picked up a
baseball bat and started toward
him. Cash said the man continued
toward him even after Cash had
“hollared” for him to stop.
Cash said hs fired once without
aiming. ArcMs dropped the bat and
came on toward Gash, who forced
Mm to lie down until the ambulance
came, according to ths grooer.
Bhoriffs Department Sgt. Paul
Barbee and Deputy Garland CUry
arrived at the scene shortly after the
shooting biddont, then the Kings
Mowitaln Raacuo Squad arrived and
took Arehls to ths hospital.
Both Barbee and Clary told the In-
“Key to grant success,” the
mayor emphasized. “Is citizen
participation and submitting of
viable plan and have It ready to
execute, financed through private
stock Investments In a corporation,
by private financial Instltutlana and
via grant aids.”
The project covers a three year
period and Is termed “$8 to $1 grant”
with the grant supplying $1 for every
$8, or 3S percent of the program
guaranteed "with no strings at
“This Is a tremendous opportunity
for Kings Mountain’s business
community,” said the Mayor, for
renovating and updating existing
business structures, bringing In new
businesses and revitalizing the
whole business community.” '
To a questlcn from Dr. Charles
Blair. Attomev Oeorse Thomasson
responded that once the program Is
submitted “we must have our share
Responding to another question,
Mr. Thomasson said that upon
ap|»-oval of the project the cor
poration can spend up to three
percent for planning, wMeh Is
reimbursed, and the corporation
would meet and make determination
., of recuoetf for nrogrrairs ard
In other words, said Thomasson,
the development corporation would
be the catalyst or big financial In
stitution that assured the program
would be ftinded.
To question of Rev. S. W. Avery,
Mayor Moss said that an executive
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Twenty local persons have been
selected to serve as temporary
directors of the Kings Mountain
The group Is scheduled to meet
tonight at 7:80 at city hall to select a
temporary chairman and to begin
formulating the organization and Its
Members of the temporary board
Include Marvin Teer, John O. Plonk,
Buford DeFore, Charles Hamilton,
William S. Fulton Jr., James
Childers, Rev. M. L Campbell, Dr.
Charles Blair, Olee E. Bridges, Mrs.
Emma Blalock, John Major, Sara S.
Griffin, James J. Dickey, John
Kema, BUI Brown, John McGinnis,
(Joorge Mauney, Ruby Alexander,
Larry Hamrick and Dsurell Austin.
Local United Fund Is
Cited For Achievement
quest Jury that they found nothing at
the scene to Indicate, there waa any
question concerning Cash’s story of
There were no other witnesses to
the Incident and the only other
person, besldea Cash and Archie,
wan Bennie J. Meeks, 19, also of Rt.
1, Orover. Meeks testified that he
saw nothing because he was “passed
out” In the back seat of Archie’s car.
Meeks was charged with aiding and
abetting breaking, entering and
larceny and has been rslsaaed under
a $3,000 bond.
Ooronar Beimett Masters, who
conducted the Inquest, niled the
case closed after the Juiy rendered
Its verdict. Mrs. Archie, mother of
the deceased, also attended the
Inquest. She reportedly was with
members of her family and without
Kings Mountain United Fund was
recognized Thursday by North Caro
lina United Way for Its outstanding
campsdgn adilevement In the 1977-
78 csunpalgn recenUy completed.
Before more than 100 volunteer
leaders attending the 37th Annual
Meeting and 1977-78 United Way
Achievement Celebration, Kings
Mountain United Fund leadership
was cited for Its accomplishment
among communities raising under
In their commisitty size cate
gories Rowan County (Sallsbuiy)
among communities raising be
tween $100,000 and $600,000, and
Forsyth County (Winston-Salem
area) among communities raising
over $600,000 likewise were named
winners. The Rowan United Way
was awarded the North Carolina
United Way Award tor having
achieved the highest composite
score In ths ratings.
The annual event to honor the
volunteer leadership of ’77 United
Ways In the State this year was
hosted and sponsored by Burroughs
Wellcome Company at Research
Triangle Park. Jack Callahan,
General Manager of WSOC-TV,
Charlotte, the featured qieaker, an
nounced ttiat the campaigns Just
concluded statewide had raised
$38,760,000. They oversubscribed the
aggregate goal of $38,166,646. This
103.6 oeroent achievenMnt marica
fund drive performance rivalling all
The Kings Mountain Uhlted Fund
CoOhalred by Pat Chedilre and
Ronald Osborne, raised $66,604 In Its
1977-78 campaign bringing In $10,004
new dollars over the previous year’s
$66,600. The new dollars will help
expand or refine the existing human
service programs for ths Kings
Across North Carolina, 64 of the 77
local drives oversubscribed their
goal for 1977-78. Aiwther nine cam- $
psdgns have exceeded nbMty per
cent. Meet United Ways established
“need or growth” goals. They set
their sights Mgher to face up to the
need to meet Inflationary trends, to
fund new services, and to expand
Deep Involvement of community
leadsrsMp, and the enthusiastic
hard work of campaigners made for
success In all comers of the State.
Attention! Bass Fishermen,
Tourney Set At Moss Lake
Attention, bass fishermen I
The Kings Mountain Fire Department will sponsor a one-day base
fishing tournament at Moss Lake either April Sor 16.
The tourney will entertain a maximum of 60 flahermoB and $0 boats.
Team fishing (two men) will be required. The entry lee la $10 per person
with all proceeds going to the fire dspartment’s 1976 Toys For Tofa
Further details on the tournament and the piiass to be offered to
winning fishermen will be announced In later editions.
To register Interest In partlclpatliig In ths baas fishing tournament call
780-3663 (fire department) or 788-6871 (Police Chief J. D. Barrett).