Kinc? MounTwn mirror
VOL. 89 NO. 40
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA 28088THURSDAY. MAY 18,1978
KMers Elected To
Posts In 40 & 8
v^rman Eugene Tlgnor, Chief of
1 ' ^ th# Kings Mountain Fire Depart
ment, was elected Chef De Gare of
Volture n, 80 of Lincoln County In
post elections recently.
Other officers for 1978-79 Include:
I Jack Patrick Broom, Chef De Train;
[David J. Delevle, Correspondant;
David J. Delevle, Commlssalre
Intendant; Carl Wilson, Con-
ducteur; John W. Gladden,
Aumonler; Hubert Aderholdt,
Grandguard D. Le Port; Joe H.
McDaniel, Jr., Lamplst; and James
Blanton of Shelby, Richard K. Moore
of Kings Mountain and L. T. Warllck
of PolkvUIe. Chemlnot.
Heart Fund Bridge
li,.* Benefit Wednesday
A benefit bridge-luncheon Wed
nesday at Kings Mountain Country
Club will benefit the Kings Mountain
For a donation of $0 to the KM
Heart Btind, area clUzens can play
cards at 10:30 a. m. and enjoy
dessert, coffee and prizes. A second
benefit that evening at 7:30 p. m. will
be held and donation of $3 Is asked.
Bridge tables will be decorated with
For advance reservations and
tickets call Sarah Shaw at 739-8743 or
Peggy Ramey at 789-3994.
Bridge players are asked to fur
nish their own cards, said Mrs.
I^fttving A Winner
Karen Penner, 10-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. G.
Penner of the Bethware Community,
continues to win In talent shows and
The fifth grader at Bethware
School copped the first place award
among 13 students entered In the
Fy>urth-Flfth-Slxth Grade Division of
the Bessemer City Jaycettes Friday
night talent show In Bessemer City.
Karen brought home a 826 cash
prize after delighting the audience
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KAREN WINS AOAOl - Karen Penner, fifth grader at Belhware
School, placed first among fourth, fifth, and slxlh graders In Bessemer
City Jaycettes’ Talent Show Friday night In Bessemer City. Karen will be
11 years old la Auguet, has studied tap daadng tor eight years.
Deadline To Save
House Is Extended
The event Is sponsored by
Hamrick Realty, Manor Realty,
First Union National Bank, First
Citizens Bank k Trust, Home
Savings k Loan Association and
Kings Mountain Savings k Loan
Kings Mountain area citizens have
already surpassed last yevs Heart
Fund campaign with gifts on recent
Heart Sunday and via house-to-
house canvasses totaling more than
"We Invite everyone to support the
campaign for research Into treat
ment of heart disease," said Mrs.
Mrs. Mary Green Is general chair
man of the drive.
and Judges with her tap dance
renditions of "Yakety-Sack." Karen
has been a tap dance student of Jane
McClure for eight years.
She has also won two Kings
Mountain Klwanls talent events,
was first runner-up as Little Miss
Ihlent N. C. In 1977 and placed
third In Cinderella Girl Pageant In
March In Charlotte.
Karen Is the granddaughter of Mr.
and Mrs. M. O. Penner of Kings
MRS. M.L. HOUSER
.... Mother of Year
Mrs. M. L. Houser, a member of
Central United Methodist Church
since 1912, was chosen Mother of the
Year at the second annual Mother of
the Year ceremonies on Mother’s
Day Sunday at the church.
Rev. Robert Boggan, Jr. repre
sented the congregation In ex
pressing "love and appreciation” to
Mrs. Houser. He also presented her
a gold medallion appropriately
inscribed. The medallion Is one of a
kind and each year Is different and
unique for the Individual receiving
Members of Houser’s fhmlly
present fdr the .ceremonies were
Kent Bridges, Shannon Saunders,
Mr. and Mrs. Steve BeU, Mrs. W. P.
Stokes, Mrs. M. C. Poston and Mrs.
David D. Saunders.
Also attending were Mr. and Mrs.
’Tommy Bridges and Steven Rhyne
History buffs Interested In
iveservlng heritage have won an
extended deadline — to Dec. 1 —
from the N. C. Department of
IVansportatlon In their efforts to
save the Victorian Baker mansion
from being demolished.
The 1898 mansion, owned by Dr.
Bob Baker, Is In the path of the
proposed U. S. 74 By-Pass. The
house was to have been vacated by
About 100 employes of K MlUs,
Ihc. are eUglble to vote In a union
election scheduled for Frl., May 19.
The employes wlU vote on whether
they want representation by Local 8-
802 of the OU, Chemical and Atomic
K MlUs employes manufacture
ig>holstery materials for furniture.
The union election was ordered by
the National Labor Relations Board
foUowlng the submission of petitions
with sufficient signatures of K MlUs
Choirs of Kings Mountain Senior
High School wlU be presented In
annual concert Thursday (tonight)
at 8 p. m. In B. N. Barnes
Mrs. J. N. McClure, director, and
Miss Donna Bolton, student teacher,
aaslatant director, wlU lead the three
groups of students In annual concert.
Participating wlU be members of
the Senior Choir, Intermediate Choir
and Junior Choir.
There Is no admission charge and
the community Is Invited to attend.
El Bethel United Methodist
Church wlU serve breakfast on
Saturday from 6:80 a. m. untU 10 a.
m. for benefit of the church building
The menu wUl Include sausage or
bacon, eggs, grits, homemade
bisculta, jeUy, coffee and juice.
Plates are 81.60.
A bake sale wUl also be conducted
and homemsule goodies wlU
teatured, said a spokesman.
Bethlehem Volunteer Fir
Department wUl serve barbecued
chicken Saturday from 6 untU 8 p. m
at the Squad Headquarters In
Plates are 88 each. Take-out o
ders are welcomed and dining room
service is available.
Proceeds will be used to purchase
Oak Grove Baptist Church Then
will sponsor a bake sale Saturda
and all proceeds are earmarked ft
a mission tour to Haiti by the youth
Homemade goodies will b
available from 10 a. m. until 2 p. m
at the Oak Grove Church Fellowshl
W. E. Kuykendall la teen leade
Mike Brtnvn of Kings Mountain
May 16th. Dr. Baker has purchased
a new home on W. Mountain St.
Mrs. David Faunce, member of
Cbncemed Citizens to save the
Baker House, accompanied by Ann
Colvin of the Gaston County
Historian Society, met with Michael
Southern of the Department of
Archives k History, and with George
Wells, of the Department of ’Tran
sportation, In Raleigh this week, to
ask for an extended deadline "to try
to sell the mansion to "a family
Interested In preserving Its past
beauty," said Mrs. Faunce.
Mrs. Faunce expressed the hope
that since there has been so much
Interest In reviving old homes In the
area that "someone will be In
terested In moving this beautiful
three-story residence and restoring
It to Its original charm and beauty.”
Initially, the local society for
preservation of heritage had geared
iq> to establish a historical landmark
to house both a museum and
Mrs. Faunce said that both the
Cleveland County Historical
Association and Gaston County
Iflstorlcal Association are joining
efforts In the project and that she
was promised In Raleigh by spokes
men for Archives A History Depart
ment that as soon as the residence
Is moved It will be listed and num
bered in the National Register of
ISstorlcal Homes with all others at
historical architectural value. -
Because at his Interest in
preserving the beautiful mansion,
Steve Crosby, formeriy of Kings
Mountain, Raleigh attorney^
assisted the local delegatlmi hi
“We’re grateful to Liz (Mrs.
Haywood) Lynch for getting the ban
rolling on this project,” said Mrs.
Faunce, otherwise Kings Mountain
would have lost a gorgeous piece of
Moving cost of the residence to a
downtown location la estimated at
Youth Program Set
The Mayor's Summer Youth
Program Is cranking up again with
applicant Interviews scheduled
Friday and Saturday, May 26-27.
Franklin Ware and Rev. M. L.
Oimpbell are co-chairmen of the
Interview committee. Other mem
bers Include Mrs. Margaret Mc-
Chrter, Mrs. Joel Marable, Rev. J.
C. Goare, Mrs. Ruby Alexander,
Buford Defore, Jerry King suid
Mayor John Moss.
This Is the lOth year of the
program, which Is designed to offer
summer employment for high school
seniors and college students.
Mayor Moss said, "This has been
a successful program as a result of
the cooperation of Industry and
business In this area. Young people
are provided with jobs so they may
continue their formal education. In
some cases the jobs allow Uie young
people to supplement family In
The committee charged with
aiding the ^pUcants In work
locally, will Interview prospective
young employes at city hall from 2-6
p. m. Friday, May 26 and from 9 a.
m.-noon. Sat., May 27.
New Officers Set
The Woman's Club of Kings
Mountain will meet Monday night at
7:46 p. m. at the Woman's Club for
Installation of new officers.
A short musical program has been
arranged by Mrs. J. N. McClure.
Senior Citizens Honor
Mrs. Jinny Yelton
Senior Citizens honored Mrs.
Jinny Yelton, 82, Mrs. Bernice
Patterson, Mrs. Alice Hoyle and
Mrs. Willie McClain on Mother’s
Day with appropriate ceremonies
planned by Verlee Mask.
The recognition was made during
the Thursday meeting at Depot
Mrs. Mask presented flowers to
Mrs. Yelton oldest mother present;
and to Mrs. Bernice Patterson,
mother of the largest family, 11.
Mrs. Thelma Hicks, Site Manager,
presented red roses to the youngest
mother, Mrs. Alice Hoyle and Mrs.
Mrs. Mask also presented Mrs.
Hicks with a gift.
"May (3od bless all Mothers,” said
An Ejiterprising Young Man
Mike Brown Is an enterprising
The Kings MounUan currently
operates a commercial janitorial
service and a sandwich manu
facturing business In town.
Earlier this year Mike bought the
old Joy Theatre building and theater
equipment from Stewart and
Everstte Theatrst, Inc. of Charlotte.
"We went In,’ thoroughly cleaned
the building from top to bottom,
ripped out about 176 seats, added a
glass ball and lighting and prepared
to open a disco,” Mike said.
The disco opened on May 6 and
each Saturday night since there
have been an average of 260 young
people there doing their thing to the
driving disco music beat.
"We are using the theatre sound
cystem,” Mike said, "but we needed
additional sound wiring and in
stalled two turntables and brought In
a supply of the latest disco beat
records to play.”
Mike said this Is a family
operation and because the place has
been supervised closely ’’we've had
no problenM. The young people
come pay their two bucks and have a
great time dancing.”
The dance floor la down front of
Ihs auditorium near the screen,
Mike said. Overhead a glass ball
revolves reflecting the special
lighting Installed to add to the disco
Next month something else will be
"Beginning June t,” Mike said,
"we will begin running movies
again. The regular movie showings
stopped, I think. In June of 1877 when
atewart and Bvsrette closed the
theatre to concentrate on the
q[>eratlon of their twin cinemas In
To program recent release films,
Mike has contracted with Carolina
Booking Service of Charlotte. "I
don’t know at this point what the
first feature will be, but we are
trying to lineup a new Disney
Mike said he Is planning two shows
nightly 7 and 9, ’Thursdays and
Fridays and Saturday shows at 8 and
6 p.m. Disco dancing will resume at
8 p. m. each Saturday night.
And compared to other theatre
tickets prices, Mike’s will be low at
82 for adults, 81.60 for students and
81 for chUdren up to 12 years of age.
"Even with removing 176 seats,”
Mike said, "there are still 886 seats
remaining for a film audience.”
Since Mike bought and repalntag
and cleaned up the theatre building^
It has become the hub of actlvltlos
fora variety of programs; meetings,
disco dancing on Saturday nights,
movies (in June) and oa Sundays
and Wednesdays, church services
tor the First Assembly of
"We still have Monday anif
Tbesday evenings open If any group
Is Interested In negotiating for a
place to plan actlvltloa,” Mike aaidi
And besides handling hla many
business Interests, Mike Is an active
member of the Kings Mountain
Jaycees and parhclpatas In all of the
club’s community services projecta
Someone said recently, ”I think
Brown has some of that now blood
any community needs to keep the