KIMG? MOUNTMH MIRROI?
VOL. 89 NO. 46
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA 28088 TUESDAY, JUNE 6,1978
Proposed City Budget
Offers Same Tax Rate
DANFORTH AWARD WINNERS - Wiiinera of the
coveted Danforth Awards, “I Dare You,” at KM8HS
are John David Reed, left, senior; Elisabeth McOUl,
Junior; Lisa Bridges, senior; and Kenneth Vance,
(Photo By Lib Stewart)
Junior. Reed also collected a number of awards and
received the coveted Pittsburgh Plate four-year college
Awards Are Presented
To KMSHS Students
The proposed city budget for 1978-
79 Includes the recommendation that
the present tax rate of 66 cents per
noo valuation be retained.
This Is the fifth consecutive year
with no Increase In city tsuces, ’’and
essentially the same rate since 1964,
tor a 16-year period. In spite of
tremendous Inflation during these
years,” Mayor John Moss said.
The mayor said, ”We feel this Is
an outstanding achievement con
sidering the tremendous price In
creases which have occurred.”
Interested In a knife swap?
If so, you’re Invited to attend a
meeting of knife collectors Thurs,
June 8th, at 8 p. m. at Depot Center.
Tables will be available If you
want to set up to sell or trade knives.
A brief meeting will be held to
discuss the possibility of forming a
knife club In the Kings Mountain
For further Information, contact
Mike Ledford, 789-6111, or 789-6841.
John David Reed. David Chuck
Gordon, and Loretta Huskey won top
Swards at Kings Mountain Senior
High School Awards Day last
Wednesday at B. N. Barnes
Reed won the physics, chemistry
uid Bausch and Lomb honorary
science awart.^, the French Scholas-
Ic achievement award, shared with
hree othc’-s In the Danforth Award
knd won the four-year college
icholarshlp given by PPG Founda-
Gordon became the first senior In
. le school’s history to win the David
J buck Gordon Dedication Award
nd also won the American Legion
utstandlng Senior Boy Award and
I Ul-State Wrestling Award. He also
' von the first annual Mirror-Herald
kthlete of the Year Award.
Miss Huskey won the Outstanding
Senior Girl Award.
Other awards went to David
smbrlght, biology award: Mike
lack. Art award; Tim McDaniel,
fatlonal Maritime Art award;
dark Sanders, John Philip Sousa
ind award; Teresa Turner, F. R.
mmers Award; Jeff Boggan and
ixanne Seism, Maude R. Crouse
ward; Laurie Jenkins, Julie
wens, Loretta Huskey, Sheila
ristol, Jeff Rowell, June Ware, Jon
Oston, Cheryl Leach, Craig Mayes,
haron Buchanan, Robin McClain,
nd Tamara Jefferies, Spanish and
Yench awards; Rick Witherspoon,
us maintenance award; Scott Ellis,
rlcklaylng award, Lynn Ham-
right, Junior award for most
thlevement In cosmetology; Kathy
ackson. outstanding cosmetology
( ludent; Kenny Vance, Lisa
iridges, Elizabeth McGill and John
vld Reed ”I Dare You” awards;
nneth Boheler, Math award.
Also: Laurie Jenkins, Woodman of
e World American History Award;
an Clonlnger, Klwanls Citizenship
ward; Rhonda Spearman and Scott
tchler, perfect attendance
Two faculty members, Mrs. Sue
Moss and Charles Knight, shared
the Schuessler Awards.
Mrs. Mearl Lclsm was presented a
nemorlal citation honoring her late
husband, Mearl Seism, who was
jimployed In the school maintenance
apartment for a number of years.
Scholarship grants went to the
bllowlng students; Janet Edwards,
' ihks dub National Scholarship for
^. IV^prslng and Rotary Club Scholar
ship, Terry Cain and Sharon
Buchanan, Mauney Hosiery
Icholarshlp; Vickie Metcalf,
. iasoclatlon of Classroom Teachsrs
><'hularshlp: Billy Hughes, Alpha
-< k!lta Kappa Beta Chi Scholarship
Kr Prospective Teachers; Valerio
'^Ipp, Zeta Mu Omega Chapter of
[tpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship;
kvid Scruggs, American Legion
luxUlary Vsterans Scholarship;
fid John David Reed Pittsburg
Plate Glass Scholarship Award.
JOLLEY TIMES — Rev. Allen Jolley, minister of
music at First Baptist Church, presented Thursday’s
Kings Mountain Rotary Club program. Since January
Photo By Tom Meint.vre
1977 Jolley and his wife have traveled over 68 counties
In North Carolina snapping color slides of Interesting
and historical locations.
A Jolley Journey
”My wife and I were Inspired
about two years ago to undertake
this project.” said the Rev. Allen
The First Baptist Church Minister
of Music told the Kings Mountain
Rotary Club last Thursday the In
spiration came from a Carolina
Camera show featuring a Tar Heel
’”1110 artist said his goal was to
paint two pictures from every
county In the state,” Rev. Jolley
said. ’’Betty and I decided why not
take pictures of every county In
So far the KMers have covered 68
of the 100 counties In ths state and
they plan to cover the rest.
”We drive around and when we
see an Interesting subject we stop
and make our picturss,” he said. ”If
the subject happens to be a house,
we ask the resident for permission.”
Rev. Jolley said he and his wife
had calling cards printed, which
they distribute during their travels.
’’You would be surprised how
cooperative people can be when you
present them with your calling card
and ask to make pictures of their
property,” he said.
Using a two-projector setup. Rev.
Jolley showed color slides made
during his travels. He concentrates
mainly on historical aspects of each
county, such as the courthouses and
historical homes. But the JoUsys
also shoot slides of the beauty
blooming along the way.
You will be shown beautiful
flowers and blooming trees one
moment and the next find yourself
looking at the depths of an ors
mining open pit. Among the Jolley
collection Is a shot of ths only
The proposed budget figures total
$7,086,886.63. ’The current budget
was set at about $6.4 million.
As outlined In the proposal, the
Increases are evident in the
operation of the water and sewer
system, electrical and natural gsui
systems. And as pointed out, these
sources of revenue account for over
half of the city’s Income.
The mayor said, ’’The ex
penditures are Justified because of
the continual upgrading to expand
services to our citizens. In the
electrical department, the system Is
being Improved by the construction
of new 12,000 KVA lines and ex
pansion of electrical services to
various sections of the city.”
Hie mayor cited Northwoods and
Southwoods Subdivisions and the
Llnwood section as examples of
areas receiving upgraded service.
The proposed budget also
recommends a six percent cost-of-
living wage adjustment for city
employes and two new positions,
administrative and recreation, are
all recommended for creation In the
new budget year.
A decrease by about $100,000 to a
total of $322,000 Is recommended In
the area of capital Improvements.
Major purchases Include a line truck
for the electric department
a rear-end loading garbage truck
($32,000), a dump truck for the street
department ($20,000), a mlnl-
pumper truck for the fire depurt-
ment ($30,000), a trash loading
machine ($18,000), and four police
patrol cars (^,000).
Also, some ^04,000 Is budgeted for
capital projects in the water and
sewer department. Purchases there
Include pipes, valves, aerators as
well as a lift station for Northwoods
and a service truck.
Some $30,000 Is also nroDOsed for
Improvements to softball fields at
Deal Street and Davldwon parks.
Matching funds of $113,000 are
budgeted tor curbing, guttering and
paving of streets plus another
$100,000 for resurfacing and
repairing of streets.
Although not generally evident In
the proposed budget, several major
projects for the city are under way
and are soon to be completed,
primarily with existing funds.
’The move to the city’s new public
works building will occur within a
‘‘few days,” Moss, reported. An
addition to the conununlty center
will be completed about July 1, he
said, and the new city hall will be
finished early in the fourth quarter
of the coming budget year. Also,
bids are being requested to enlarge
the city water storage c^iaclty to 3
million gallons a day.
Other major projects which will be
taking advantage of non-local funds
Include a surface drainage plan,
urban beautification and sidewalk
In his budget message. Moss
wrote, ‘"The mayor and depart
ment heads have reviewed every
department within the city govern
ment In an effort to expand public
services beyond the traditional
functions to include those deulgaed
to shap«>< uban c.evekqime.. t afl as to
escalate eeonomlB, saetal UM
cultural opportunities to allow every
citizen to share In the beneclts of a
Commissioners must adopt the
budget by July 1.
Citizens Of Tomorrow
Photo Series Is Planned
June 13 and 14 are the days set aside for shooting pictures of Our
Citizens of Tomorrow.
Tliose citizens are the youngsters from the Kings Mountaln-Orover
area. The Mirror-Herald, In conjunction with Woltz Studios, la plan
ning a photo series on the Citizens of Tomorrow for publication.
All photos taken for The Mirror-Herald series will be at no chsu'ge to
the parents of children who participate.
On Tiles., June 18 the Woltz Studios camera will be set up at PhUbeck
Shell for Grover youngsters from 1-7 p. m.
Wed., June 14 the photo session Is plsmned (or the Kings Mountain
Woman’s Club on E. Mountain St. from 1-7 p. m.
’There Is no age limit on the photo subjects and between now and the
photo sessions Kings Mountain residents will recelye calls from Miss
Priscilla Hayes to arrange a photo session times. In the Grover area
residents will be called by Mrs. Shirley Phllbeck.
Not everyone will be called, but that doesn’t mean you sire not en
couraged to bring your children and have their pictures made for The
Mirror-Herald Citizens of Tomorrow series.
Slim Says The FAA
nmrble courthouse In the state, at
Murphy; a shot of hang glider en
thusiasts In action; of a grist mill; of
a manmade lake; of one of the three
covered bridges still existing In
From Llncolnton Jolley brought
back pictures of Jean Lafltte’s
grave. Lafltte was a notorious sea
pirate back In the old days. From
Shelby there are slides of the
Christmas lights sparkling at night
and from McAdenvUle, shots of the
first slectric power generating
equipment to be operated In North
”We are Interested In preserving
the history of the state on film,”
Jolley said. ’’We also want to show
the natural and manmade beauty
that exists, free for anyone to see,
According to the Federal Aviation
Administration the chances of a
regional airport to serve Gaston
County and part of Cleveland County
are shot after all.
The FAA, according to Bill
Ballew, FAA engineer, wants to see
a regional airport in this area, but
without the participation of the City
of Gastonia, obtaining federal
funding for the project will be next to
Gastonia’s city council voted
against pursuing the regional
concept In favor of working on ex
pansion of the present municipal
Tbrnmy Bridges, a member of the
airport study committee, com
mented last week that Gastonia’s
board might change Its mind and go
tor the regional concept, but It would
have to be a ’’wait and see”
Bridges also ventured an opinion
that Kings Mountain would not
pursue construction of a smaller
airport as originally discussed. He
said It was strictlv his oolnlon the
city would not "go It” even though
60 percent federal funding might be
A smaller airport to serve Kings
Mountain was originally discussed
as another endu cement to be offered
to woo new business and Industry
prospects to the community. Mayor
John H. Moss said In an earlier
airport committee meeting that this
community has lost at least two
large corporations looking for new
locations because there was no
airport facility here.
Peniey’s Chapel Church will hold
Homecoming Sunday June Uth with
Sunday School at 10 a. m., morning
worship at 11 a. m. and picnic lunch
A song service will begin at 1 ;80 p.
m. and the community la Invited to
attend and worship In spirit, food
rhd song, said a spokesman.
Rev. W. L. Huffstetler Is pastor of