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VOL 1. N0.6
Mirror Announces New Staff Members
Ungs ITountaln, N.C., Wednesday October 6, 1971
The Mountaineer Days Celebration
scheduled lor this week, was abruptly
cancelled Monday.
The announcement came after weeks
of planning and scheduling of the week’s
events which was to climax with a parade
today featuring Miss North Carolira, and
25 local entries.
Chamber of Commerce officials in
charge of the Mountaineer Days Celebra
tion said the cancellation was due to the
conflict with the Cleveland County Fair
going on this week.
Jury Awards
10 Pages I’oday
Mirror Publishing Company announces
this week the appointment of three new
employees to staff positions on the Kings
Mountain Mirror.
Wives of Kings Mountain Rescue Squad
Members will have a bake sale at 10 A.M.
on October 16th, at Ken’s Snack Shop on
Mountain Street.
Proceeds will go to the rescue fund.
Anyone wishing to donate lake goods
should contact Mrs. Delbert Dixon at
Mrs. Myrle McClure invites any mem
ber of any church choir who would like
to sing in the Messiah this year to join
the group rehearsal which begins Oct
ober 13th at 8:30 P.M. at Central Meth
odist Church. If interested call Mrs,
McClure at 739-2777 or 739-2471.
A revival will be held at East Side
Baptist Church beginning October 10th-
19th, at 7 P.M. nightly. Evangelist is
the Rev. L.A. Faulkenbury of Albermarle.
A special singing will be held nightly.
East Side Pastor is Harry D. Vance.
The annual meeting of the descend
ants of Col. Fredrick Hambright will
be held on Sunday, October 10, 1971,
at the Grover Rescue Building, begin
ning at 1:00 P.M.
Please bring a picnic lunch - drinks
will be provided.
Pass the word to Kinsmen and friends
and encourage a good attendance for this
The Grover Rescue Squad will sponsor
a horse show on Saturday, October 9th,
with two shows at 1 and 6 P.M.
Admission is $1 for adults and 50-
cents for children under 12.
The judge is Ann Whitehead, Ed Wil
liams is Ringmaster and Hubert Panther
will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
The location is 1 and one-half miles
Southwest of Grover, follow the signs.
Eats, drinks, and other concessions on
the grounds. For information call 739-
5645 or 864-4241.
Bill Arrowood has been named to the
position of Advertising Manager at the
Blll,27, comes to Kings Mountain from
the Shelby Daily Star advertising depart
ment, where he has been employed for
the past six years.
He and his wife Shelia have two chil
dren, Linton, 4, and Shannon, age 2.
The Arrowoods are members of the
Baptist Church.
Bill’s experience in newspaper advert
ising well qualifies him to assist the
merchants of this areawlth their advertis
ing needs.
Give him a call at 739-3851.
Miss Sheryl Clark, 21, joins the Mirror
staff as justowriter operator and adver
tising artist.
Sheryl was previously employed by the
Gastonia Gazette, and the Slidell Sentry
News In Slidell, Louisiana.
She resides with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Brodnax, at 310 Scotland
Drive, in Kings Mountain.
The Kings Mountain Mirror is pleased
to announce that Sylvia Holmes has joined
our staff as womans news writer.
Sylvia’s column will appear each week
in the Society Mirror, and will report the
latest social news of interest to the women
of Kings Mountain.
To report society news to Sylvia, call
her at 739-5829, or 739-3851.
Sylvia and her husband Raymond, a
quality control engineer at Fiber Ind
ustries, Kings Mountain. They have two
children, Christopher, 11, and Lindsay,9.
The Holmes’ moved here in 1962 from
Harrogate, England. They are members
of Central United Methodist Church, and
the Kings Mountain Country Club.
Sylvia is a member of the Senior
Womans Club, and Program Chairman for
the Pioneer Council of Girl Scouts, and
a member of the Kings Mountain Little
She enjoys tennis, golf, photography,
and arts and crafts. She has just re
cently organized the “ladles tennis morn
ing club.”
Sylvia’s personality, and community
interests will add new excitement to the
Society Mirror.
Remember, to report news, call Sylvia
at 739-5829.
Police Dept. Investigates
Three Television Thefts
Police have investigated three separate
incidents of television tlieft in Kings Moun
tain during the past week.
Thieves entered Clark’s Goodyear store
on Battleground Ave. Friday night, walking
away with a portable color TV set valued
at $495.
Manager Chuck Templeton told invest
igating officer, Grayton Bollinger, that
he was at the store working until 10; 30
P.M. About 1:30 A.M., he found the
window in the door had been broken out
with a rock, and the door between the
office and the service department also
broken out.
A two time victim of the television
snatchers has been the Royal Villa Inn.
On September 29th and again Saturday
night, Mrs. Linda Sparrow reported to
police that TV sets had been stolen from
the motel rooms.
On the 29th, Mrs. Sparrow reported
that while making their morning rounds,
maids discovered TV sets missing from
rooms 233 and 236. Locks on the doors
were jammed and wouldn’t work, and bed
spreads were missing from the rooms.
The bed spreads were found in the park
ing lot behind the motel.
Then on Saturday, October 2nd, two
color TV’s valued at $300 were re
ported stolen from the motel between
12-3 P.M.
The thieves had reportedly forced open
the doors of rooms 234 and 235 and
removed the two TV’s and bed spreads.
Sunday School Lesson
A Regular Feature
The Kings Mountain Mirror, beginning
with this issue, is adding to its list of
regular features, the International Sunday
School Lesson. We hope our readers
will find this service educational and in
Look for the Sunday School Lesson on
page 2 of this issue. The lesson this
week deals with God’s response to prayer.
The text for the lesson comes from Exodus
19; 1 Peter 2:1 - 10.
DeRose lndustri«t, Inc.
The first mobile home unit left De Rose Industries in Kings
Mountain Friday.
Jerry Taylor, General Manager of De Rose, left. Welcomes
Mayor Moss; Ken Glover, V.P, and Regional Manager, and
A Cleveland County Superior Court
Jury Saturday awarded$65,000toColeman
Goforth for the 146 acres more or less
of land sought by the City of Kings Moun
tain for the water supply lake on Buffalo
The decision was returned about 5 P.M.
Saturday, ending the three-day civil
C.A. Horn, Goforth’s attorney, has
given notice of appeal to the North Car
olina Court of Appeals. Goforth said
the land in question was worth $1,000
per acre.
Three clerks appointed commissioners
had previously awarded Goforth $106,250
for the land, the city was appealing this
City Attorney, Jack White, said Tuesday,
the city will have 25 days to counter
appeal Horn’s appeal.
Senator Visits City
Senator Russell Long of Louisiana, paid Kings Mountain’s Mayor John Henry Moss
a visit here Tuesday.
The Senator arrived around noon from Charlotte witti his wife and Jack Burk, a
Charlotte realtor. They had lunch with the mayor and looked over the lake and Causler
Street projects. (Mirror Photo By Lem Lynch)
Fair Continues Through Saturday
Ivan Lawson, Sales Manager, to the occasslon.
The first unit was purchased by Richland Mobile Homes of
Hopkins S.C.
The 1971 Cleveland County Fair got und
erway Tuesday, October 5th and continues
thru Saturday, October 9th, at the Cleve
land County Fairgrounds. Gates open each
morning at 8 A.M. , exhibit buildings
open at 10 A.M., and Deggeller Shows
begin operation at 10 A.M. General ad
mission is $1.00 tor adults, 50 cents
for children 12 and under, and parking
is 50 cents. An information bureau is
maintained in the main office building
at the fairgrounds, where information will
be given cheerfully and reliably. Fair
visitors are invited to use this service.
The formal opening ceremony was held
at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday morning. Mr.
Wade Hendricks, Director of Farm &
Public Relations lor the Northwestern
Bank in Statesville, was guest speaker.
Another special out-of-town guest taking
part in opening ceremonies was Miss
North Carolina, PatsyGail Wood, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John William Wood, Jr.
of Route 2, Benson, N.C. Miss Wood is
a graduate of Meadow High School and
East and has taught at Garner Elemen
tary School, Garner, N.C. lor the past
two years. She spent the day at the
fair, and appeared on the stage at the
evening grandstand show.
Deggeller Shows Illuminate the mid
way at the Cleveland County Fair again
this year. The Deggeller Shows set up
at more than 34 fairs in 11 states during
the season from January through Nov
ember, providing thrills and excitement
for chUdren of all ages.
A highlight of the Cleveland County
Fair is the grandstand show each night
featuring top notch entertainment for the
whole family. Appearing each night at
7:30 P.M., will b e many entertaining
variety acts, and the All-American Hell
Drivers, headed by Jake Plumstead,
world’s champion stunt driver. Each
night after the grandstand show, the New
Principal -
Everything ^
Is Fine
Following last Wednesday’s incident of
fighting on the campus. Kings Mountain
High’s Principal Jake Atkinson reported
Tuesday that “everything is going fine,
now, and we hope It stays that way.”
Police Chief Thomas McDevltt said
Tuesday that the department has not
received any complaints from any school
The chief reported that several groups
of blacks and whites collected last Thurs
day night at resturants on Hwy. 161 S.,
but said nothing ever happened.
The chief added that every officer
was on duty Thursday night, but there
was no trouble, just rumors.
Referring to the incidents at the high
school, McDevltt said, “I’m glad school
officials were able to take care of it,”
and added that “There had to be a little
fire where there’s that much smoke.”
York Fireworks Company will present
spectacular fireworks displays. Wed
nesday night the local beauty queens have
been invited to appear on the grandstand:
Miss Shelby, LaVonda Baker; Miss Upper
Cleveland County, Karen Lattlmore; Miss
Kings Mountain, Debbie Timms; and Miss
Cherryville, Janna Beam. On Thursday
and Friday nights, special guests will
be the N.C. Rhododendron Queen, Cheryl
Sue Johnson of Southport, and Miss Carol
Gudger of Asheville, who has played the
part of Dorothy In the “Land of Oz”
this summer.
All visitors to the fair will be eligible
to register one time each day, thru Fri
day in the Livestock Barn for a free
steer, donated by Planters & Merchants
Warehouse and Shelby Bonded Warehouse.
The steer will be given away before the
Grandstand Friday evening at 8 P.M.
Also, fair visitors are invited to register
one time each day Tuesday thru Satur
day, for a free bale of cotton to be given
away by the Fair Association in front
of the grandstand Saturday evening at
8 P.M.
All persons 75 years of age and over
will be admitted free to the fairgrounds
every day. They will be asked to register,
and a drawing will be held Saturday
evening for a valuable prize.
All public school children in this sec
tion were admitted free to the fairgrounds
on Tuesday, and again Friday on tickets
they will secure from their respective
school principals.
Many attractions await visitors to the
48th annual Cleveland County Fair —
Interesting exhibits and displays will fill
the exhibit buildings — the “House of
Yesteryears” will offer visitors a view
of how our ancestors lived over 100
years ago -- the best in rides and shows
will be on the midway — plus exciting
grandstand entertainment each night and
the big stock car race Saturday afternoon.
Fun At The Fair
Six year old Donna Dunn enjoys the county fair on a crisp fall afternoon witli a big
serving of cotton candy.
Donna is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Dunn of Baker Street, Kings Mountain.
(Mirror Photo By Lem Lynch)

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