Total Press Run
Vol 1. No. 14
Kings Mountain, N.C. Wednesday, December 1, 1971
10 Pages Today
On Railroad Ave.
Mirror Is Moving Into
* K iVeii? Expanded Offices
Cause Of Power Failure!
When this utility pole on Piedmont Ave. broke about 10 A.M.
last Wednesday as a result of Ice-laden tree limbs, the main
electrical feeder Into the city was cut off, resulting In a partial
blackout of the downtown area. All stop lights were out and
downtown traffic was heavily congested. Part of the power was
restored by 6 P.M., but It was 10 P.M. until complete electrical
power was restored. Five utility poles In all were broken down
by the Ice. (Mirror Photo by Lem Lynch)
As KM Invitational Opens
Mayor Proclaims Friday And Saturday
George Adams Achievement Days
Mayor John Henry Moss has proclaimed
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3i4asGeorge
Adams Achievement Days In Kings Moun
Adams, a native of Kings Mountain and
an All-American Basketball staratGard-
ner-Webb College, will be honored during
special ceremonies in December 3rd’s
opening round of the Kings Mountain In
vitational Basketball Tournament.
Mayor Moss’s proclamation reads:
“WHEREAS, the city of Kings Mountain
desires to encourage its citizens, both
young and old to develop and interest in
“WHEREAS, the city of Kings Mountain
believes that one who accomplishes out
standing performance in his chosen sport
should be recognized, and
WHEREAS, George Adams, a native of
the City of Kings Mountain, has brought
Lions Football Banquet
Lions Club Annual Footbal Banquet,
Tuesday, Dec. 7th at 7 P.M. at K.M.H.S.
cafeteria. Tickets on sale to public at
$2.00 per ticket - see any member of
Lions Club. Speaker is Coach Bob Waters
from Western Carolina University.
The Kings Mountain Mirror has a new
C.L.O.C. (Cleveland League on Conserva
tion) wlU hold It's regular monthly meet
ing on Thursday, Dec. 2., at 7;30 P.M, at
the Cleveland Memorial Library, in She
The speaker will be Dr. Juan Celecla,
Botany professor at Belmont Abbey Col
Dr. Celecia's topic will be “Soil”.
Active in the area of conservation. Dr.
Celecla Is a native of Argentina.
His programs are very interesting and
suitable for the entire family.
A Bazaar will be held Wednesday, Dec
ember 1st at 2 P.M. at Central United
I Methodist Church, Supper will be served
' at 5:30 tU 8 P.M.
Sr. Choir Program
The Kings Mountain High School Senior
Choir under the direction of Mrs. Merle
McClure will presents program of Christ
mas and Sacred music at Central United
Methodist Church on Sunday, Dec. 5th at
The public Is invited to attend.
recognition to the City of Kings Mountain
as well as to himself by winning the title
of All-American In basketball, and
“WHEREAS, George Adams, has gener
ously agreed to help the City of Kings
Mountain promote its first Invitational
“NOW, THEREFORE, I, John Henry Moss,
Mayor of the City of Kings Mountain, In
behalf of his many friends in Kings Moun
tain, do hereby proclaim Dec. 3 and 4, as
GEORGE ADAMS ACHIEVEMENT DAYS.
Adams, a 6-5 senior, led Kings Moun
tain High School to a 45-2 record during
his two years there and was a prep All-
American his senior year. He has aver
aged over 30 points per game his last two
years at Gardner-Webb, where he has
broken all the school scoring records.
Adams made several first team All-
American squads last year and is a pre
season choice onstreetandSmlth'sannual
Winners To Be
At VFW Tonight
The VFW and Auxiliary will holda ban
quet tonight to announce winners in the
“Voice of Democracy” essay contest for
high school students.
The nine local entries were judges last
night, and tonight at 7 P.M., at the post
home on Grover Road, a $50 savings bond
will be presented to the winner. There
will be three winners in all, and $5 will
be presented to each participant.
The topic of the essays, which were
recorded on tapes for judging is “My
Responsibility to Freedom.”
Tapes of the winning entries will be
sent to High Point for district judging,
then on to state and national judging.
All contestants and parents are invited
to attend tonight’s banquet.
Hugh A. Logan of 114 N. Piedmont Ave.
has just received appointment as a general
member of the National Foreign Relations
Council of the American Legion.
Notification came in a letter from Nat
ional Commander John H. Geiger.
His term will run until the close of the
1972 fall meeting of the National Executive
The appointment came upon the recomm
endation of Logan’s Department Officers.
The Kings Mountain Rescue Squad made
21 trips last week, 5 wreck calls, 8 trips
tc the Kings Mountain Hospital and one
house call, 2 trips were made to Gaston
Stand-by duty was conducted for one
Music Park Show, the Boxing Match at
the CommunltynCenter, the Christmas
Parade in Charlotte, and squad members
helped direct traffic during the power
The squad traveled 370 miles and stood
387 man hours of duty.
The Kings Mountain Mirror has a new
We are in the process of moving from
our former temporary location on Moun
tain Street, to our new offices in the build
ing formerly occupied by Bridges Barber
The new location, beside Plonk Bros,
at 222 S. Railroad Ave., has been com
pletely remodeled for the Mirror.
Contractors have been at work for the
past couple of weeks- building offices.
Installing paneling, painting, installing
new wiring and heating ducts, and plumb-
Rev. Robert Mann
A new sign will soon go up on the front
of the building, replacing the old sign and
barber pole, leaving no visible traces of
a barber shop.
The new facilities provide the Mirror
with an improved and expanded working
Our production room is set up to acc
omodate the publication of a modern, off
set newspaper, with layout tables and type
setting equipment conveniently located for
The front office has been attractively
paneled, with a red and gold color scheme.
An added touch of carpet is planned for
The editor’s office is located just to the
right of the reception area, with the ad
vertising department to the left.
This relocation and expansion by the
Mirror marks a major step forward since
we began publication on September 1st.
It represents our determination to serve
even better the people of Kings Mountain.
Be sure to come by our new location
and visit with us.
Baptist Pastor To Resign
Rev. Robert Clifton Mann, pastor of Kings
Mountain’s First Baptist Church announ
ced during Sunday morning worship ser
vices that he is leaving the church to go
to First Baptist Church of Boone, N.C. on
Mann has been pastor of First Baptist
here since Janurary of 1966, coming
from Paris, France where hewas serving
with the Foreign Missions Board.
A native of Concord, he is a graduate of
Mars Hill and Wake Forest Colleges,
Southeastern Seminary, University of
Edinborough, Scotland, and University of
He is married to the former Iris June
Mann, a native of Charlotte. They have a
son, Clifford, age 6, two daughters, Kath
erine, 4, and Kristina, 2.
Mann said the pulpit committee will
select a successor.
Grafton Withers Is Finalist
Grafton Withers is a finalist in the More-
head Scholarship competition to the Unlv-
At Gardner-Webb, Adams has been se
lected to nine All-Tournament teams, the
exact number of tournaments the Bull
dogs have played in during Adam’s car
eer. Tabbed by many cage experts as
the best basketball player in North Caro
lina, he is being sought by several pro
Though Gardner-Webb is ranked as the
fifth best team in the NAIA circles. Coach
Eddie Holbrook ofthe Bulldogs says they’ll
have their hands full in the tournament
Gardner-Webb will meetSt. Augustine in
December 3rd’s 9 P.M. contest. Elonwill
play Barber-Scotia in the tournament
opener at 7 P.M. Opening night losers will
play at 7 P.M. on Saturday, December 4,
and opening night winners will play for the
championship at 9P.M. Saturday. All
games will be played at Kings Mountain’s
3,000 seat community center on Cleve
“Any of the four teams is capable of
winning it,” says Holbrook. "The Kings
Mountain tournament is certainly going to
let us know how we stand in District 26.”
Holbrook says his team’s goals is to win
the District 26 title and go to the National
tournament. But, Elon, ranked as the 10th
best team in the NAIA, is also playing
here and the FlghtingChristiansalsohave
the same goal.
Elon, coached by former University of
North Carolina star BUI MUler, has an
All-American of its own in 6-3 guard Tom
Cole and the Fighting Christians are de
fending champions in the Carollnas Con
Elon’s opening night foe, Barber-Scotia,
finished 15-5 last year and handed Gard
ner-Webb one of its four defeats. The
Sabres are led by a pair of Gastonia
Ashley prep products, Larry Garvin and
The four teams participating here com
bined for 66 wins last year. Elon won 21
games, Gardner-Webb 2- and Barber-
Tickets for the tournament are on sale
in Kings Mountain at KM Drug and Her
man BlalockGrovery. Admissions is $2.00
for adults and $1.50 for students.
ersity of North Carolina at Chapel HUl.
He is the son of Mr. 4 Mrs. Fred Wit
hers of 406 Phifer Road, Kings Mountain.
Grafton is a high school senior, and
plans to major in nuclear physics at the
University. He has the highest S.A.T.
score of any student in his class.
Grafton has been a member of the
Student Participation Organization for 3
years and this year he is president of the
Grafton is a member of the National
Honor Society, Math Club and Key Club.
He has excelled in the field of athletics
playing varsity basketball and baseball,
being selected as All Southwestern Con
ference first baseman. He wasalso voted
the best “all-around” athlete at Gov
ernors School this past summer after he
received the honor of being a delegate
The final phase of the scholarship con
test now faces Grafton and citizens of
Kings Mountain and fellow students and
teachers wish him well. It is indeed a
very great honor to achieve the status of
JERRY M. TRAMMELL
Davis & White
Jerry M. Trammell, 29, and a native of
Shelby, N.C., has joined the law firm of
Davis and White as an associate, effective
Trammell is a graduate of Shelby High
School and Davidson College. He grad
uated from the University of North Caro
lina Law School in 1967.
He was admitted to practice before the
Supreme Court of North Carolina inSept-
ember of 1967 and is a member of the
North Carolina State Bar and American
He is married to Tracy C. Trammell
of Daytona Beach, Florida.
Trammel! is a U.S. Army Veteran, in
active duty from September 1967 to Sept
ember 1971, achieving the rank of Captain.
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Not Seriously Injured!
Hollis C. Lambeth, 27, of Falrburn, Georgia was not seriously
injured when his rig went out of control early Monday morning
and overturned eight-tenth of a mile north of Hwy. 216 on 1-85.
The truck turned over on the right side after going out of con
trol for one-tenth of a mile, according to Highway Patrolman
The National Freight Truck, with head quarters in Nashville,
was carrying insulation. Damage was estimated at approx
imately $1,000. (Mirror Photo by Lem Lynch)