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KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROUNA MOM TUESDAY, JANUARY It. IMt
Short Outages, Minor
Damage Result From Ice
The Ice was gone Monday.
But Friday was something else.
Between 7;S0 and 8:06 a. m. last
FMday the Kings Mountain Rescue
Squad was called out to seven auto
accidents In and around Kings
City electrical workers spent a
total of 66 manhours repairing home
service lines knocked out by Iced
and falling limbs.
And at least one citizen was
reportedly Injured In a fall on Icy
Mayor John Moss commented
Monday, "The electrical depart
ment Informs me that we had no
problems on the city’s primary
electrical lines during the Icy
weather. Most of the trouble came
from the lines running from the
main to the individual residences.”
He ssLld failing limbs knocked
down the Unes.
About 6 a. m. Sunday the 13,000
KVA line kicked out due to an
corrected In less them half an hour.
"We had five people out Fridays
night, Saturday and Sunday mor
ning re-checklng lines and restoring
power to the Individual residences
where outages occurred," the
"We feel that renewing our
primary lines and installation of the
13,000 KVA system In the Unwood,
Northwood and Southwood sections
and the perimeter system sub
stantially Improved our electrical
■ystem In helping the city survive
the storm conditions this past
weekend," he said.
BUI Hannah. EMT with Kings
Mountain Rescue Squad, said, "We
were caUed out to seven wrecks
Friday morning, but only tr-
tansported one person. The rest
were either uninjured or refused
transport to the hospital.”
The transport was Mrs. Harriet
Davis of Shelby who sustained In
jury to her right h4> and leg and left
shoulder. She was Involved In a five-
car accident east of the city. All the
cars skidded on Ice and banged Into
each other. No other Injuries were
reported In that mishap which oc
curred at 7:33 a. m.
At7:30a. m. avehlcle skidded and
overturned on Hwy. 74 east of the
city, but no one was Injured.
At 7:80 a. m. a gasoline tanker
truck skidded and flipped over on
Hwy. 74 west of the city. The driver
was slightly hurt, but refused
transportation to a hoK>ltal. The
tanker splUed over 6,000 gaUons of
gasoline on the highway. KMRS
volunteers remained at the sight
until 11:10 a. m. working traffic until
the wreckage could be cleared
Also at 7:80 a.m. a vehicle over
turned at the Buffalo Creek bridge
west of the city, but there were no
At 8:08 two vehicles skidded and
overturned on 1-86 near the Can
terbury Rd. bridge, but no Injuries
At 8:06 a vehicle skidded and
overturned on Hwy. 181 south of the
dty, but no Injuries were reported.
Friday morning the rescuers
transported James Messlck of 808
Third St. to the Hendricks, Durham
and Lee Clinic. Messlck slipped on
Ids Icy front steps and sustained
cuts on hands and arms and
possibly fractured ribs In the fall.
The rescuers also transported
rairses to work at Oaston Memorial
Hsspltal Friday morning.
Several mldiaps due to Icy
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Named To Position
Mrs. Judy Palmer Crawford,
Kings Mountain native and wife of
Harold D. Crawford, Jir., has been
named manager of the uptown
branch office of Home Savings A
Loan Association on East Mountain
Announcement was made by
Association President Tom Tate.
The association Is moving today
MRS. JUDY CRAWFORD
Nine-Year Old Loses
Her Battle With Cancer
Virginia L^nn Roberts, age nine,
lost her hard-fought battle with
brain cancer Saturday.
She died In Charlotte Memorial
Hospital after an Illness of 14
Funeral services were conducted
Monday afternoon at 8:80 p. m. from
Macedonia Baptist Oiurch by her
pastor. Rev. Tom Patterson, In
terment following In Mountain Rest
Honorary pallbearers were
members of the Kings Mountain
Fire Department and acting
pallbearers were Eddie Moore, Mike
Moore, Danny Smart and Richard
A 'former Bethware school
student, Lynn was at home a few
weeks ago to celebrate her ninth
birthday after being In and out of the
hospital for nearly a year. Kings
Mountain Fire Department Initiated
a fund drive to help defray the cost
ot medical expenses several months
ago and brought clowns from
Mecklenburg County to entertain,
responding to a life-long dream of
the little girl.
Surviving are her parents, Marcus
Byrd and Deborah June Moore
Roberts; her brother, Marcus
Wayne Roberta, of the home; and
her maternal grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. George Oscar Moore, Jr.
on Firday, one of which Involved a
Sgt. John Belk had completed his
Investigation of a vehicle sklddltig
off the road near KM Junior High
when the second accident occurred.
Belk said his 1977 Plymouth was
parked on the shoulder of Phifer Rd.
and after he climbed back Into the
patrol car he saw another vehicle
bearing down onhlm. Tlila vehicle, a
1968 Mercury, was driven by
William Anthony Boyd.
Boyd's vehicle skidded on the
curve, went off the road and
smashed Into tto rear of the police
car, knocking tt about 30 feet, Sgt.
Belk said he felt soreness tn his back
Monday, but was otherwise unin
jured. Boyd was not Injured In the
Chief J. D. Barrett said he has not
charged Boyd In the accident, but Is
still Investigating. Boyd's car was
damaged about $400 and the police
FAF aHnsit t1 9nn
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and tomorrow to new home offices
on West King Street bat wdl cvsitinue
to maintain both the iq>town branch
on East Mountain St. and the branch
bank In Bessemer City.
Staffers remaining at the uptowm
branch. In addition to Mrs.
Oawrford, will be Mrs. Dianne
Bunch, Mrs. Brenda Sipes and Mias
Jane Tate. Miss Tate, daughter of
Home SAL President Tate and Mrs.
Tbte, la a recent graduate of ap-
palachlan State University.
Mrs. Crawford joined the firm
seven years ago and hasi worked In
all departments, beginning as a
teller. She attended classes of the
Institute of Financial Education at
UNGC and the Savings A Loan
Academy at ASU In Boone. Before
joining Home SAL In October 1971
die was employed for a number of
years at First Union National Bank.
The Crawfords are parents of
three children, Lisa, a ninth grader
at KM Junior High, Amy, a sixth
grader at Central School and Mark,
a third grader at Grover School.
They are active In Kings Mountain
Grand opening of the new home
office will be held on Friday from 6
isitU 9 p.m. and m Saturday from 10
a. m. uniil 3 p. m. The public Is In
vited to attend.
Mauney Memorial Library now
has the new Carolina Room com
pleted and cqien to the public. It la
available for small meetings during
library hours by calling 789-3871 for
The latest addition to the
Genealogy Collection Is a history of
the John Barber family, researched
and donated to the library by native
Ruth Jenkins Curley, now of San
Mauney Library asks that you
search your home book shelves for
valuable old North Carolina or
fomlly books to add to this Important
local collection. For example, one
book needed to be replaced at the
library la the "Living Past of
Cleveland County by Lee B.
Weathers. There are many more
books now out of print that only the
Interested citizens can contribute.
Ice on limbs and power lines caused minor damage in city
PSUi BrUCB ‘Decisions’ Program Begins
A 88-year old Kings Mountlan has
been charged with first degree
murder In the 1976 death of Evle
Crane died during a robbery at his
home and adjacent store on Hwy. 18
south of Shelby. Paul Bruce of Bell
Rd., Kings Mountain la the third
person charged In the murder and
Bruce wras also charged with first
degree burglary and armed robbery
tn the Crane case. He la one of seven
persons arrested last week on In
dictments by the Cleveland County
Police said Bruce was arrested
Mon., Jan. 8 In Statesville where he
Is charged with second degree
burglary and common law robbery
at Mrs. Lyttle B. Cabanlss of 803
Forest Hill Dr., Shelby In 1976 and
larceny of her vehicle. He was
charged with breaking, entering and
larceny of the residence of Mrs.
Maxine Rosenthal of 1868 E. Marion
St., Shelby In 1976; breaking, en
tering and larceny of the Jules D.
Johnson, Jr. residence, Rt. 9, Shelby
In 1978; and second degree burglary
and armed robbery of Mrs. J. C.
Bumgardner of Rlverbend Acres,
Shelby In 1976.
Bruce wras jailed In Shelby last
Thursday morning and placed under
a $100,000 bond.
The first of eight weekly meetings
of the "Great Decisions” program,
^onsored by Mauney Memorial
Library and Gaston College, got
underway at the library Monday
Prof. Russell Keck of Gaston
college led the group on the subject
cf "The Technology Explosion: How
To Harness It For Peaceful
On Monday evening, Jan. 23, the
subject will be "Trade And Dollar:
Coping With Interdependence." This
session will be led by Dr. Harry
Chemotsky from the University of
North Carolina In Charlotte.
"Great Decisions” meets from
7:80 to 8:80 p. m. at the library.
The public la encouraged to take
advantage of a free opportunity to
learn more about the wrorld In which
The Winners Are.
The homes of Mr. and Mrs. Bob
Herndon, Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Farr,
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Grlndstaff, Mr.
and Mrs. Herman Bolin, Rev. and
Mrs. Clyde Bearden and Mr. and
Mrs. Willard Boyles were judged
first place winners In the Christmas
decorating contest sponsored by the
KM Appearance Commission.
Mrs. Connie Putnam, secretary In
the Mayor's office, said that winners
are being forwarded their checks
for $26 for first place and $16 In
second place prizes this week.
Kings Mountain Jaycettes
presented the $26 first prize money
tai each of the six voter wards In the
dty suid $16 second place prize
money was provided by KM Rotary
Club, KM Woman's Club, KM
Jaycees, KM Klwanls Club, KM
Lions Club and KM Chamber of
Mrs. David Faunce was chairman
of the city decorating committee.
The complete list of winners by
wards No. 1 — first, Bobby Hem-
don, 606 Crescent Circle; second,
David Plonk, 702 Crescent f'ircle;
honorable mention. Woody Lmidon,
616 Meadowbrook; Paul McGinnis,
408 Hawthorne Rd., and H. T. Potter,
308 W. Mountain.
No. 3 - first, N. M. Farr, 608
Ridge St.; second, Mike Taylor, 607
Mauney Ave.; honorable mention,
W. K. Mauney, 300 E. Gold St.
No. 8 — first, Ralph Grlndstaff, 9i6
Henry St.; second, Mrs. Charles
Dixon, 801 Henry St.,; honorable
mention, Ray Wilson 906 Katherine
No. 4 — first, Herman Bolin, 809 N.
Chnsler St.; second, F. A. Brackett,
1012 Piedmont Ave.; honorable
mention, Mrs. Glenn Dellinger, 804
No. 6 — first, .Rev. Clyde
Bearden, 104 Country Club Circle;
second. B. J. Slpee, 6601 Sipes St
and honorable mention, Jonah
McCauthen, 403 Belvedere Circle.
No. 6 - first, Willard Boylse, 408
Phifer Rd.; second, Alex Me-
Cauthen, 807 Scotland Dr.;
honorable mention, R. W. Holland,
816 W. Gold St. and James W.
Bagett, 809 Somerset Dr.