VoL 90, No. 37 Thursday, May 10,1979 _
KIMG^ MOUMTWM MIRROR H€RMD
From Textile Fabric To Painters Canvas
ByEIJtZABETHBTBWABT turea. Tha frtantf’a hobby waa
WoiiMNMBdlter inaklnc plctura tramaa. Ha bought
U from Wabb, (ramad tham during
Aa a dyar o< taxtUa (ahrica, R. ona avaning and hung tham In hla
b waa axpart at mat-
E-WINNINO ASTm-Haftart Wabb dtopiaya hla
^ pnaa-wnuag pamnng wHeb raoaaWy
V flrat piaoa prlaa In an araa art abair.
ehtng ahadaa at Margimea MIU (or ST
Why couldn't ha match ahadaa on
canvaa Juataa oaally, tha lata J.Loa
Satttamyra, KInga Idountaln'a baat-
known artlat, aald to him ona day
whUa both wmn working at the
"I talked to Jake (Mr. aattlamyra)
qulata alot and took a law laaaona
from him", recallad Mr. Wabb.
Another tormar taachar during
Ihoae early yearn whan Halbart waa
developing Ida hobby waa Jim
ChrroU of Shelby who got a lot ol
attention from tha nawa madia whan
he arid aome of hla palntlnga to
Mr. Wabb recalled another In-
tareattoig axparianca. A friend from
Laurel HIU called on avaning and
wanted to frame eoma of hla ptc-
Center Gets Grover Surplus
By EUZABETH BTBWART
to SO canto beginning with tha new
QROVUR—The Town Beard voted fiacal year."Mr. Herndon had
Oonun. Kaater concurrad, "I know
our folka are ccncamad about |U or
«1S a month aawer feaa but with
Mayor McOartar Intarjactad that we turn around I bbllava Harold’a
"ttla la mualc to a lot of paopla'a (Oomm. Herndon) motlan la a bit
aara but I think waahould wait untU prematura until wa got further along
we gat Into our budget atnca wa don't Into tha budget tor next year."
talidy don't want to put the town in a
hole but would like to eea tha tax-
payere gat eonw relief."
In othar aettona, tha board:
-1-namad Juanita Pruatte aa
chairman of Orovar'a municipal
riacdon board and aakod her to
appoint two othar paraona to aorvo
Shirley Ooaaett, who taachaa art
claaaea at KM Oommunlty Center.
A 1831 graduate of Concord High
School In Concord where hla father
waa mill auparintandant tor 86
yaare, Halbert Wabb attended
Trlnty Collage (now Duka
Uhlveralty) for two yearn and
Bnduated In 1836 from N.C. SUte
Uhlveralty with B.S. In TaxtUa
Chemlatry. He moved to KInga
Mountain In 1880, moved away In
1867, and returned In 1866. Ha and hla
lata wife celebrated their 60th
wedding annlveraary aevaral yaare
before her death over a year ago.
There are two chUdren Jean Webb
NaUl of Charlotte and Dick Webb of
Richmond, Va., and five grand-
daughtara, Ha la Eldar Emaritun In
Flrat Praabyterlan Church.
The home on Weat Mountain St.
with which ha ahared with hla wife,
Mary BaUe, la fUled with famUy
noemorabllla and hla palntlnga. On
Ma familiar deak In tha den la a
ptctura of hla only graat-grandaon,
Ma "pride and loy" and an an-
Mvaraary picture taken at the
coupla'a golden wedding day
celebration held at FTrat
"I've alwaya liked to ei^erlment
with colon", aald Mr. Wabb, aa he
ahowed ua aome of hla favorite
palntlnga acattered throughout hla
-l-adverttaad for two employea to comfortable houae.
On another occaalon while
working at hla deak at Margraca
MIU, Mr. Wabb ahowed ona of hla
ptcturaa to Nancy Hafnar, arlfe of
Oongraaaman BiU Haafriar. She
wanted to buy tha painting but
HaUMrt declined, finally after much
parauaahm made a copy of tha
original and aold It to Mra. Hatoar.
He loomed aevaral yaare later that
tha copy waa appralaad at SS60.
Mr. Wabb anjoya hla hobby and
haa RMt many new frienda In tha
procaaa. Ha wouldn't want to paint
"for a Uvlng", prefara to do
aeaacapai, landacapaa, and haa dona
aome portralta of granddaughtera
Libby and Kathy NoUl.
Ona of hla palntlnga recently
copped a flrat place pilaa In the
"Spring In Shelby" conteata and waa
entarad by hla Inatructor, Mra.
work tor the Town under the CETA
program, tha mayor noting that tha
town had bought a truck from the
“I gueea I got etarted after
reading eome Inatnictlona In a
newapaper, want to tha hardware
aty of Shelby tor the workman to aton downtown and bought the
and no ona quallflea for tha two palnU", Halbert ramlnlacad, noting
iltlone which are paid by federal hu flrat "«q»erimant" waa with
tda. _ . .
(Pleaae tom to page iA)
raquirad for building of a canter
which would houae tha poUca
dopartnoant, prevlda much naadad
atoraga for water and aawer
departmanta, a meeting room tor
pubUc maatlnga, and kitchen
facUUtaa tor uaa by Orovar cltlaena.
drovar'a Town Sowar project, a
priority project which la expected to
coat ll.OM.0Q0.00 and of which tha
town wlU ttaianca $100,660.00 over a
8>-yaar period at approxlmataly
tis,000 a year. Including coat of
treatment of aawaga for adilch
nagotlatlona are underway by the
Town of Orovar and CUy of KInga
w Archltact'a drawlnga by Jim
• HowaU warn dlaplayad by Mayor
McOartar who aald tlwt coMtruetlon
coat would run from 946,000 to
$60,000 depending on tha plan
utUlaad, phia purchaaa of a lot Tha
liavor aald ha «•»««»»«wimmIm utlllaing
fh the praaant City HaU tor bualneaa
offlcaa and trying to acqulra ad-
Jrcant property tor buUdlng of tha
new canter. He raconunendad Plan
No. 1 which calla for taro antrancaa,
in a apaeloua building carpeted and
panaUad throughout at aatlmatad
# coat of $40,000, phw heat and Ught
Sxturaa. Quartara for tha poUca
department, a ISxSB feat kitchen, a
lEIEED MORE ^
! i’MEm DORORS “
"ISItR OP IN BOOM 21
Photo by Ub Stewart
STUDENTS SPONSOR BIDODMOBILB-“Don’t Be of the atiidant vabonteara are ptotnred at the boUetln
[lilokan. Otva Blaod’* waa tha toacrlptlaa over tha board, laelnding Undeay Hobaeo. Laura McOianla.
mnetln beard at KM Sealer High Monday aa a record Naacy BIkard, Sanya Preaaley, latricia Orifflth, and
aimber of people Jataadatadaata hi glvSag Mead. Same Ihareae jnntlaoa.
To Host Tea
In calabratlan of National Nuraing
Home Weak, KInga Mountain
Oonvalaaeant Center wlU boat a tea
Sunday aftamoon at 4 p.m. In the
Acfrvltloa Room at tha faculty on
ramlllea of raaldenta and tha
general pubUc are encouraged to
attend the open houae and anjoy
refreahmenta whUa chatting with
tha raaldenta and vlalUng In the
‘/oj’ Held Over
of tha tremendoua
Rev. Richard Plylar, paator, aald
that parformancaa are elated for
Thuraday night. May lOtti, and
Sunday night. May iSUi, at 8 p.m. In
Pattaraon Grove Actlvltlaa Building.
The raaulta of Halbart Wabb'a
handiwork are captured on canvaaa
and have bean enjoyed by former co-
workera and longtime friandc, aa
weU aa hla cloae-knlt family.
"I hope to continue ncy painting
hobby tor the root of my Ufa ", aald
Webb, aa he exMblted prouc. y h
Srat place blue ribbon on an oU ant.
acryUc painting of an old bam and
mule In a field, wMch la now one of
Ma prised coUector Items.
Kings Mountain Senior High
Agriculture students Tiave hundreds
of tomato plants available to local
gardeners from their greenhouses.
The plants are of the Super
F'antaatlcs variety plus othar weU-
known brands and are U cents each,
aald a qMbesman.
"The plants are ready to set out
now", aald a epokesman, who aald
proceeds from tha sale of plants are
earmarked tor school projects.
Paul Hambright Is agriculture
teacher at KMSHS.
bathrooms. Including two pubUc
rsatrooma, and Inolda storage room
which would houae tha furnace. Tha
saoond plan caUs tor a TSxSO feet
County Residents Ask
Tap-On Fee Reduction
Paul Hord Jr. Will
Seek Education Seat
ont entrance and Soma resldai
offlcaa, mayor's section of tha county think ao, and
Una running from KInga
Paul A. Hord Jr. today announced
Ms candidacy tor tha outslde-clty
aeat on the Kings Mountain District
Schools Board of Education.
Hord, 4S, owner and operator of
Mauney Hosiery MUla, Inc., Kings Paul's Seafood on York Road, la the
three chUdren, Randy Hord, Mrs.
Kenny FaUe and Kim Hord, tMrd
grader at West School.
UtUlslng thla more oxpaaalva
tocUtty would moan tha prosant aty
HaU would not be used by city
board look at aevaral altas, tactudlng
The county chargaa $600 to tap-on
Fire Home Sale
Set For Saturday
Kings Mountain fire Department
Oiarlas Moaa and tha Rev. M.L.
that at the OampbaU ware two of the KM araa
residents who told tha county
adJoUUng pnHrtrtlas owned by will sponsor a rummage sale
lOnetta MIUs and Hambright Estate Saturday beginning at S:S0 a.m. at
and CharUa MuUlnax property tea Fire Daparimant at 118
adjacent to Otgo Station. —
A second motion by Harold
meeting to kUow the board to hold
■svoral budget workahop sasstona.
Cbmm. Haindan moved that "Since
we’re running into a surplus this
year and the new aawer aystam will
contract under tha U.S. SmaU aeat now occuplad by chairman Alax
Business Administration's (SBA) Owens. Harold Llnabargar aarUar
procurement aaalBtanee program announced hla candidacy,
tor socks. "I would conaldar It a privUage to
Tha $6Si,tS8 aat-aslda contract serve tha people of Kings Mountain
tep^m the Una If tha county would was awarded by tha Defense Par- School District In tela most Im-
reduca tha fee. sonnal Support Canter, portent aaat, and would certainly
Moaa told the board that Kbias Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on serve aU chUdren, parents, teachers
Mhrch S, 1878. end taxpayers to tea bast of my
'*T1ils aat^slda award la part of abUlty,” aald Hord.
tea SBA’s and federal contracting Hord to a lifelong raaldant of Kings
liwtallatlans' «««MMiiiig effort to Mountain and waa educated In the
find quallfledamaU Arms to perform Kings Mountain schools.
varUna contracts compattttvaly at He to a member of Oakvlew
fair and reasonaMa j^caa,” said BspUat Oiurch, where he to a
Wiley 8. Masslck, Southeastern Deacon, Sunday School teacher and
Regional Director tor the U.S. SmaU R.A. Councalor, to a Mason and
Bualnaaa Administration. member of Falrvlaw Lodge 888 and
Through eat-aaldaa, tha govern- to a volunteer parent teacher's aid at
Mountain charges only $SI7 for tap-
am outaldo tee city limits.
The $600 toe was set by the county
I or The Itea to c
aactlan of tee county-
Hord and hla wife Joyce, who to
maiutger of the cafeteria at the
aenlor high school .are parents of