Total Press Run
Vol 1 No. 18
Kings Mountain, N.C. Wednesday, December 29, 1971
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Eagle Award Recipients I j^uck Wreck
Two Boy Scouts of Troop 93 sponsored by the Betbware Progressive Club received
the Eagle Scout Award at a banquet on December 20th.
Here, Thomas Hinton, with parents Rev. and Mrs. Russell Hinton, receives the award.
Rev. Hinton is pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Two truck drivers were injured Wednes
day morning at 11:30 when their rig ran
off 1-85 about 5 miles south of Kings Moun
tain, and overturned down an emtankment.
The driver, Robert Reeves, 20, and a
passenger, Randy Chasline, 25, were ad
mitted to Kings Mountain Hospital and
The truck, loaded with candy, was owned
by David Beneux Produce and Trucking
Co. of Mulberry, Ark.
Both men were pinned inside the truck
for about 30 minutes, and released by
Grover Rescue Squad members.
The trailer portion of the rig was torn
away during the wreck, scattering candy
bars over the scene.
City Board Sets
The meeting of the City Board of Comm
issioners has been postponed this week
until Thursday night.
On the agenda tor Thursday is the acc
eptance of bids on the fire truck Chassis,
and a public hearing on the rezoning of
property owned by Bill Stinette and Donald
Carpenter on the Bessemer City Road.
Request is to rezone from R-20toL- Ind
This was the scene Wednesday when a tractor-trailer rig ran
down an embankment off 1-85 south of here. The trailer was
torn open, scattering the cargo of candy over the wreckage.
Stores Will Close Accident Friday Involves Train - Two Cars
Charles L. BaU-d, Jr., stands proudly as his mother, Mrs. Charles L, Baird pins
scouting's highest award, the Eagle, on his uniform.
At left is his father.
Charle’s brother was a recipient of the Eagle last year.
On New Year’s
In keeping with the New Year’s holiday,
members of the Kings Mountain Mer
chants Association will be closed Satur
Remaining open will be the supermar
kets, drug stores, oil companies, 5 & 10
stores. Bridges Auto, and Taylor’s Up
With these member exceptions, stores
will be closed all day Saturday, opening
as usual for business on Monday morning.
Gaston College Offers Ski Course Completion
Gaston College, in cooperation with
French-Swlss Ski College, located at Ap
palachian Ski Mountain, near Blowing Rock
North Carolina, will offer a five-week
session in skiing this winter.
An orientation meeting has been sched
uled for the college library on January
5, 1972 at 7:00 p.m.
The cost of the course has been set at
$48.00, payable to French-Swlss Ski Col
lege at the January 5, 1972 meeting. The
cost of bus transportation will vary
according to to enrollment, but will be
approximately $3.00 per person per trip.
The classes are scheduled tor Tuesday
evenings beginning on January 11, 1972
and ending on February 8, 1972.
The French-Swlss Ski College, thelarg-
> st ski school in the Southeast, offers a
evolutionary new approach to skiing that
makes our students more effective skiers
in a shorter period of time. The motto of
the French Swiss Ski College is "Your
Lesson Is Never Over.” Youareguaran
teed to learn to ski. The short ski method
of instruction results in increased con
fidence, less frurtration and practically
complete lack of serious injuries. The
short skis and small classes combined
with the finest teachingarea in the country
allow the beginner to learn to ski the
first day on skis. French-Swlss students
are under constant supervision, instruct
ors help students with their equipment,
and the instruction is enthusiasUc and
The Instructional program is also en
riched with movies, slides demon
stration, video tapes, and competitive
programs and visits from Jean Claude
Killy (triple Gold Medal winner in the
1968 Olympics) and the United States Ski
For further information contact the of
fice of Continuing Education, Gaston Col
Work is progressing on the downtown park
on Mountain Street, a part of the plan tor
the Redevelopment of downtown Kings
The finishing touches were put on the
wall this week, and Redevelopment Dir
ector Joe Laney anticipates 2-3 more
weeks work before the park is finished,
providing the weather remains favorable.
When completed, the park will have a
masonry fountain, a large planter, seats,
and decorative lights.
Laney says he is appreciative of Dean
Spears, brickmason, tor taking the job
which he described as relatively small
The project was scheduled to have been
completed by Christmas, but was hamp
ered by some bad weather and other pro
Approximately 80 children would not have had Christmas this year had it not been for
the efforts of the Kings Mountain Ministerial Association.
Here Rev. Mitchell Pruitt, and Rev. Eugene Land stand with a display of toys at the
Community Center before Christmas.
Bridges Hardware, Clark’s Goodyear Store, Western Auto, and Phifer Hardware, plus
individuals, contributed toys to the "toys for children” program.
Rev. Harry D. Vance, Chairman of the Committee, reports that the drive will begin
soon to collect toys for next Christmas.
New Clinic Hours
The Cleveland County Health Depart
ment has issued a new clinic schedule,
revising clinic hours.
The major change is that a general
clinic is now conducted from 8 a.m. to
S p.m. daily except for Wednesday p.m.
The Kings Mountain Clinic at the new
Recreation Center is open on Fridays
from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Two new pieces of legislation were pass
ed by the North Carolina General Assem
bly in its last session, a revision of G.S.
130, Article 9, ImmunlzatlonLaw ofNorth
Carolina, and House Bill 163.
(1) This immunization law has three
(a) Measles (Rubeola) Vaccine is now
mandatory before a child becomes two
years of age.
(b) A new provision permits the local
health director, or his authorized repre
sentatives, to Inspect certificates of imm
unization at any time. This will permit
enforcement of immunization require
ments at the day care and kindergarten
(c) Polio vaccine is now required before
one year of age, as opposed to six years
of age as stated in the old law.
(2) House Bill 163 gives minors authority
to give effective consent lor medical ser
vices to determine the presence of, or to
treat, veneral diseases.
An accident at 9:41 a.m. on Friday,
Christmas Eve, at West Gold and South
Battleground involved a Southern Railway
train and two cars.
A car driven by Ronald Leon Barnhill,
18, of 207 Bevedere Circle, Shelby collided
with the train.
New Year’s Eve
A New Year’s Eve Celebration will be
held by Oak Grove Baptist Church, beginn
ing at 7 p.m. Friday with a Drama "I
Dreamed I se.ivched heaven for you.”
At 9 p.m. , Paul and Betty Bell will pre
sent slides and films t^en during the
past year at vacation blble schml, ball-
games, and socials.
At 10 p.m.. The Price Family, a quartet,
will sing, and two brief dramas will be
presented by the First Baptist Church of
At 11:00, Willard Boyles will conduct
a patriotic program of songs, pledges,
Preparation of a Caravan and Parade
through the community, under the direct
ion of Wayne Self, is scheduled for 11:30.
At 12:00, it’s time to ring out the old-
ring in the new.
At 12:00, New Year’s Resolutions and
Benediction will be held m the casement
of Fellowship Hall.
The public is cordially invited for all or
part of the celebration.
The driver reported to police that he did
not see any flashing red lights or hear a
He pulled across the tracks, and the car
was struck in the right rear.
The car knocked the RR crossarms into
a parked car - a ’67 Dodge, belonging to
Maron Loy Williams of Kings Mountain.
Damage to the Barnhill car was listed
at $800. Damage to the Williams car,
The train suffered no damage and no one
Mr. and Mrs. David Smith of Route 2, Kings Mountain, receive airline tickets to
Hawaii from Nial Deems, of Deems Travel Center of Shelby.
The tickets were special fare tickets obtained through the agency, and the first special
tickets issued the Shelby agency. Deems owns another travel service in Statesville,
through which all previous tickets were Issued, The Smith’s have already returned
from Hawaii where they visited their son - in - law.
John Cain, Assistant Scoutmaster of American Legion Troop
415, and son Terry, 11, Senior Patrol Leader, are selling Mayor
Moss an automotive travel Ut. The Troop has auO of tbe useful
kits to sell at $2.00 each.