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Vol. 1 No. 11
Kings Mountain, N.C. Wednesday, November 10, 1971
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City Requested To Act On Plans For Trailer Park
The Kings Mountain Board of Commiss
ioners was asked Monday to act on plans
for a two and one-half acre trailer park to
be built by M.E. Brown on NorthCansler,
which has already been approved by the
John R. Dover, Shelby attorney, repre
sented Brown at the board Meeting.
Mayor Moss replied, "I think the board
of commissioners has expressed that they
would like to view the plans, and would
also like to view the site.”
Dover submitted plans for each board
member to see and a.sked if action could
be expected at the next meeting U the board
visits the site.
The mayor said the decision to place the
matter on the next agendawill be governed
by the board after the visit.
The plans have been approved by the
health department, and fulfill parklngand
When asked for comment Tuesday, Brown
said, *‘I feel like they’re stalling for time.
My neighbors are bucking me, they said
they would do what’s in their power to stop
Brown said he had to go through the
zoning board three times, and he can’t
understand why they have to go out to the
"I’m not asking for rezonlng, just per
mission to put It up, outside of the city
Mayor Moss advised Brown’s attorney
Monday that the board will review the
plans and get back to him with their find
The board also approved Monday a re
solution calling for a public hearing on the
Cansler Street Urban Renewal Project to
be held in the council chambers of citv
hall at 7:30 P.M. on December 6th.
The hearing before the city board Is re
quired by the general statutes of the state
of N.C. and Is a follow-up to the hearing
held last week by the Redevelopment Com
Redevelopment Director Joe Laney re
ported to the board Monday that some 62
people attended the hearing, during which
questions were raised by Interested re
sidents, businessmen, and church repre
sentatives from the Cansler area.
Laney said the tone of the hearing was
friendly, and no one spoke against the plan.
In other action, the board approved a re
zonlng request of property of Dr. Paul E.
Hendrick and Mrs. John L. McGill on S.
Cansler Street from R-6 to R-0.
- Approved rezoning of 17.505 acres of
property of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Caveny
on York Road from R-20 to G. B.
- Approved request (or annexation pet
ition (or James and Judith Rish onN. Can
- F orwarded to the zoning board a re
quest (or John Dllllng (or rezonlng (or a
lot on the west side o(York road from R-8
- Approved request to transfer one taxi
cab franchise from Jack Smith to Clark
Rushing, and one franchise from Jack
Smith to William Orr.
- Authorized advertisement (or bids on
new fire truck chassis to be received on
- Forwarded to zoning board for con
sideration request of heirs of Ada S. GO-
(orth estate and Mae SueGoforth property
(or rezonlng from R-2- to G.B.
The Mountaineers broke out onto the field (or the last game of the season Friday night against Lincolnton. (Other Photos Inside. Mirror Photo by Lem Lynch)
Association For Retarded
The Association (or Retarded will meet
Thursday at 7:00 P.M. at the Cleveland
County Office Building on Highway 180 S.
in Shelby. President Frank Shirley urges
all parents of retarded or handicapped
persons to be present at this very Impor
tant meeting. All other citizens interested
in helping or learning about the retarded
are cordially Invited.
The program will be an informative film
on various types of retardation followed by
a question and answer period. This film
will further point out that all human beings
have basic needs and basic rights. How
ever, the nation’s six million mentally
retarded cannot speak out for their right.
They depend upon you to speak for them.
The Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Depart
ment will have a turkey shoot on November
27th, the Saturday aiter Thanksgiving,
from 12-5 P.M. at the fire department.
The Kings Mountain Sinawik Club will
meet Thursday evening with guest speaker
Charlie Bryant of Gastonia, associated
with First Union National Bank and former
Broyhill To Speak
Congressman James T. Broyhill will ad
dress Gaston College students at 11:00
A.M. on Friday, November 12, in thecol-
lege library. Mr. Broyhill will speak to
the students on "The Responsllility and
After twelve years as a State Highway
Department approved birway project,
construction of the proposed Ki^s Moun
tain by-pass is still uncertain.
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Retired Commander Presented Guidon
U.S. Army Major General Ferd Davis (left) was In Kings
Mountain last Thursday evening to speak at the Armory.
Police Report Armory Break-In
In Shooting Death
Maj. Gen. Davis presented KenMauney, retired as commander
as of Oct. 31st, a guidon of Co. E. of 105 Engineers, (Mirror
Photo by Lem Lynch)
According to Police Chief Thomas Mc-
Devltt, a warrant (or murder was issued
Saturday evening in the Friday night shoot
ing death of Sidney Williamson.
The police department received a call
at 10:13 P.M. Friday night stating that a
man had been shot at 409 Childers Street.
At 10:16 , Captain William Roper, and
patrolman Marcellis Hunter answer^ the
call andfoundSidney Willlamsonlylngface
down on the floor in the north bedroom of
the house. He was semi-conscious, but
died after being removed to the Kings
Geraldine Roberts told the Investigating
officers that WUliamson had shot himself
after an argument. She advised that she
was cursing the victim (her boy friend)
for a reason she couldn’t remember. She
stated that he had slapped her, after which
he went and got a shotgun and asked her
If she wanted him to kill himself.
She stated that she grabbed the gun and
it went off.
Captain Roper was not available this
week for further comment on the case.
City Police and the FBI investigated a
Sunday night break-ln at the Kings Moun
tain Armory. The armory was entered
through a window on the south side, as
Chief McDevitt reported, by a method he
saw on TV recently. The window was
taped then a hole was cut in the glass
whereby the window could be unlocked.
The thieves entered through the kitchen
part, crossed Into the supply room and
broke the lock off that door.
Reported missing were two communica
tion GI radios and three flashlights.
The top coper of the safe door was peel
ed back with a small screwdriver in a
futile attempt to break it open.
E. King 66 Station was also reported
broken into Friday night. The Invest
igating officer was unavailable for a re
The police department reported a total
of 34 arrests since last Wednesday.
To Sing At
Diane Carroll and Patsy Hullender,
students at Kings Mountain High School,
are members of the Gastonia Wesleyan
Youth Chorus which will sing at the White
House In Washington on November 14th.
The invitation was arranged by Con
gressman James T. Broyhill.
The performance will include two songs
of a religious nature at a special relig
ious service to which congressmen, sen
ators, and their famUles are invited. The
choir will have to pay Its own expenses to
Makes 25 Trips
The Kings Mountain Rescue Squad made
25 trips the first week in November, an
swering one wreck call, one shooting and
one false alarm. They directed funeral
traffic three times and made eleven trips
to the Kings Mountain Hospital to trans
port patients. Two trips were made to
Charlotte Memorial, one to Chapel Hill
and one to a doctors office in Shelby.
Stand-by duty was conducted for one
Music Park Show, the Wrestling Matches,
at the Community Center and two foot
The squad traveled 791 miles and stood
382 man hours on trips, duty and meetings.
A district engineer with the Highway De
partment has called it one of the mostde-
sperately needed roads InNorthCarolina.
Our question this week is: Do you favor
the construction of the by-pass as it is now
J.C. BRIDGES: "1 &vor a by-pass - no
question about It! Anywhere we put it,
it’s not going to please somebody.”
DEWEY ALLEN: "If it doesn’t take my
house (on Alexander St.) it will be a close
call. It suits me like It Is without any
change. I went to the hearing and I haven’t
heard anymore. I don’t guess there’s
anyway to know what they decided till they
come through surveying.”
PAUL WARE: “Yes, I’m In favor of the
by-pass. We need it because of the traf
fic we’ve got on Kings St. - especially
lor the people passing through. Sunday
traffic was backed up to the hospital.”
WANDA BRIDGES: "We need it. Itwould
relieve traffic congestion - you can’t get
through on Sunday at all.”
GENE AUSTIN: "Somebody gets hurt
either way. If we had taken the direct
route through back when they first men
tioned it, by now we would have priority
(or another one, and could have both. It’s
going to be a matter of give - and - take,
we ought to get united on It.”