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VOL. 1 NO. 7
Kings Mountain,N.C. Wednesday, October 13, 1971
10 Pages Today
By-Pass Hearing Begins With
Officials, Property Owners Present
loth District Congressman James T. BroyhUI congratulates Mrs. Lynda Sparrow
of Kings Mountain a?®*’ was re-elected Vice-Chairman of the Cleveland County
Republican Party at the County Convention Saturday at the Courthouse.
Other officers re-elected were: Duane Robinson, Chairman; Mrs. Carolyn Hawks,
Secretary; and Mrs. Ann Dysart, Treasurer. The convention made plans for the
District Convention in Newton slated for October 30th. (Mirror Photo by Lem Lynch)
The Kings Mountain Rotary Club Is
having a pre-game pancake supper Fri
day night from 3 to 8 P.M. at the Kings
Mountain High School Cafeteria.
Tickets may be purchased from mem
bers of the Rotary Club for $1 each.
Come enjoy a pancake supper, then help
cheer the Mountaineers to victory over
The Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Depart
ment will sponsor a steak supper at the
lire dept.. Sat. October 16th from 5:00
P.M. to 8:00 P.M, Delmonlco charcoaled
steaks will be served with salad, baked
potato and all the trimmings. The charge
lor steaks will be $2.50 each. Proceeds
to go to the fire Department.
Mirror Images Is
% New Society Feature
Ladles, don't miss Mirror Images,
Sylvia Holmes’ new society feature, mak
ing its debut in this edition of the Kings
This week Sylvia writes about the Davis
Cup tennis finals In Charlotte last week
end, a new presentation by the Kings Moun
tain Little Theatre, and the new Womans
Golf Champion, Mrs. Arnelle Robinson.
Don’t miss these interesting features
on page 4.
The Kings Mountain Police Department
investigated a two car accident on Oct.
8th involving cars driven by Mark D.
Campbell, 24, of Kings Mountain, and
George Corn,54, of Shelby.
The Campbell car struck the car
driven by Corn in the rear while both
were traveling west on East King at
Damage to the Corn car was listed
at $345 and $750 to the Campbell car.
The police department reports the
following arrests during the past week:
2 for driving under the influence, 8 for
public drunkeness, 4 for speeding, 2 for
assault on female, 1 assault on minor,
1 for driving after licenses revoked, 1
Inspection violation, 2 on worthless
checks, and 1 for resisting arrest.
Busy Week For
During the week of October 3rd to
October 9th, the Kings Mountain Rescue
Squad made 25 trips.
10 were to the Kings Mountain Hos
pital for transportation of patients, one
trip to a doctors office, and 2 service
calls. 1 stood relay for the Kings Moun
tain Hospital. The squad answered one
wreck call, and directed funeral traffic
One out of town trip was made to Duke
Hospital in Durham. Stand-by-duty was
conducted at the Community Center, The
County Fair, and 2 Music Park Shows,
1 ballgame and the time trials of the
National 500 Car Race in Charlotte.
The squad traveled 750 miles during
the past week and stood 545 manhours
on duty, trips, and meetings.
John Cheshire, President of the Kings Mountain Country Club, presents a plaque to
Ray Bams for outstanding service to the Country Club as green keeper.
He was presented a check for $500 made up from donations at the club, plus $25
from the women golfers.
The plaque and money were presented at a steak dinner at the Country Club Satur
About 200 Attend
Tuesday’s public hearing on the pro
posed Kings Mountain by-pass got un
derway on schedule at 1:30 P.M. at the
As of pressUme Tuesday, a near cap
acity crowd of approximately 200 turned
out lor the hearing, includingState Re
presentative W.K. Mauney, Mayor John
Henry Moss, State Sen. Ollle Harris
news media representatives from Kings
Mountain, Shelby, Gastonia and organ
Also on hand were many property
owners from this area.
Highway Commissioners Roy Dedmon
introduced special guests and stated that
anyone who wished to speak would be
given the opportunity.
The hearing was presided over by
R.W. McGowan, Assistant Chief Engineer
in charge of planning from Raleigh.
The proposed 12-million doUar stretch
of pavement has been a department ap
proved fairway project lor the past 12
The Georgetown Apartments, 26 unit
luxury housing complex under construct
ion here is scheduled for completion by
Janurary 15th according to Fields Young
of Shelby, builder and owner.
The two and three bedroom units will
occupy approximately two acres of land
on the west end of the city, and will
face West King Street, Country Club Read,
and Sharon Drive.
The apartments get their name from the
Georgetown brick pattern by Kendrick.
Building materials are being furnished by
Lowes of Shelby. Such modern conven
iences as garbage disposal units, a heated
swimming pool, club house, and carpeting
will be featured.
The Georgetown units join the Gold
Street Apartments, just completed by
Fields Young Incorporated, as Kings
Mountain’s newest apartment complexes
built at a total cost of $550,000 -$600,000.
Builder, Fields Young said there hasn’t
been any commercial apartment units built
here in a good many years, and after
talking to a good many people, saw a need
for apartments in Kings Mountain.
The Kings Mountain City Board of Ed
ucation has announced a free and redu
ced price lunch policy for all Kings
Mountain school children unable to pay
the full 30-35 cents.
Local school officials have adopted a
family size and income scale to assist
them in determining eligibility for free
or reduced lunches.
FamUies falling within this scale or
those suffering from unusual circum
stances or hardships are urged to apply
for free or reduced price lunches for
their children. They mav do so by
tilling in the application forms sent home
in a letter to parents. Additional co
pies are available at the principal’s of
fice in each school.
Applications may be submitted any
time during the school year.
Under the provisions of the policy,
principals of the school will review ap
plications and determine eligibility. If
a parent is dissatisfied with the ruling
of the local official, he may make a
request either orally or in writing for
a hearing to appeal the decision.
Helen C. Logan of Box 192, Kings
Mountain , has been designated as the
I Municipal Meet
I Mayor John Henry Moss was in Durham
this week attending the 62nd annual League
of Municipalities convention.
The Mayor, who was back in Kings Moun
tain Tuesday tor the hearing on the by
pass, is on the Resolutions Committee of
the League. Also attending from Kings
Mountain was Joe McDaniel, City Clerk.
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Public Hearing On Proposed Kings Mtn. By-Pass Had Big Turnout Tuesday.
Local Figures Confirm School Costs Up
North Carolina school units received
$459,159,222 from the state nine months
school fund for the year 1970-71. That’s
an Increase of nearly 9 per cent over
Total state allocation to the Kings
Mountain School unit amounted to
A brekdown of the total reveals that
State funds in the general control cat
egory for Kings Mountain came to...
$23,181.00 . This includes such items
as salaries for superintendents. Their
travel and office expense, and the travel
of attendance counselors.
Instructional service expenditures for
the Kings Mountain unit totaled...
$1,262,621.95. This includes teachers
wages, principals, and supervisors., as
well as instructional supplies and clerical
State funds for operation of plants in
Kings Mountain came to $64,883.00. This
includes telephones, fuel, water, janitor’s
Compensation fees totaled $174,953.14,
Including tort claims, reimbursement to
injured school children, employer’s re
tirement cost and employers social se
The figures are based on an audit
of the fund by the State Board of Ed
The nine months school fund includes
the bulk of the stat e money allocated
for public education.
The great majority of the State money
in the fund is earmarked to pay teachers,
principals, supervisors and school sup
erintendents. During 1970-71, classroom
teachers and principals received a total
of $349,801,574. Another $3,202,483went
tp supervisors and $3,981,516 was paid
to superintendents and assistant super
The average classroom teacher in
North Carolina earned $7,612 last year,
$589 more than the previous year. By
comparsion, the average teacher pay live
years ago was $5,112, and in 1961 it
was $3,811. These figures do not in
clude any supplement paid to teachers
by local school units.
The average salary in 197-71 for sup
ervisors in North Carolina schools was
$10,116 and the average for school prin
cipals was $11,569. Superintendents had
an average salary of $15,836. Again
these figures do not include any local
The number of classroom teachers
and principals paid from the nine months
school fund was 44,671 in 1970-71, as
compared with 44,949 in 1969-70, which
shows 28 less instructional positions were
paid from this fund.
The nine months school fund also
includes appropiations for kindergartens.
During 1970-71 the kindergarten program
was expanded by 10 additional centers
over the eight pilot centers which were
initiated during 1969-70. The total all
ocated to the kindergarten program was
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Third Graders Tour Bank
Third grade teachers Mrs. J.B. Simpson and Jackie Blanton,
at East Elementary, took their classes on a tour of local bus
inesses last week as part of their social studies class.
Here the students are being shown the vault at First Union
National Bank by Mr. Marvin Teer and Mr. L.E. Hinnant
Also pictured are Mrs. Belinda Roberts and Miss Jane Sand
ers, student teachers.
The classes also visited St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Cen
tral Methodist Church, where Mr. Bob Cashion played the
organ for them.
Then on to Plonk’s Department Store where the youngsters
greeted John and William Plonk.
At Kings Mountain High, the students were given a tour of
the campus by Glenn Harmon, who drove the bus.