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Vol. 1 No. 19
Kings Mountain, N.C. Wednesday, January 5, 1972
8 Pages Today
Approval Came Monday
Kings Mtn, Schools Get
$20fi00 Grant From HEW
Victoria Annette Adams, tlie County’s first born in 1972 poses
with her motber, Mrs. Freddie Adams, Monday at the Kings
Mountain Hospital. The baby was born at 1:23 p.m. on New
Year’s day. (Mirror Photo by Lem Lynch)
By RODNEY DODSON
The Kings Mountain City School District
has received a grant of$20,000from HEW
under the Title 4 program, "Overcoming
the School Desegregation Problem.’’
Bill Bates, Director of School and Com
munity Relations, said official notification
of approval of the grant came Monday.
Bates outlined the following objectives
of the problem;
To provide an avenue of communications
of the school’s internal problems to the
community as a whole.
To connect the school and community
To provide in-service training to the
school’s professional and para-profess
Baby Is First
of New Year
Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Adams of 103 N.
Carpenter St., Kings Mountain are parents
of Cleveland County’s first baby reported
born in 1972.
She is Victoria Annette, born at 1;23
p.m. on January 1st in lUngs Mountain
The New Year’s baby weighed eight
pounds, nine ounces.
Mr. Adams is employed by K Mills here
in Kings Mountain.
Grandparents of the baby are Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Brown of Kings Mountain,
and Mrs. Ula Adams of Kings Mountain.
To provide an opportunity for both stu
dents and parents to air grievences openly
without fear of retaliation.
The grant, which was applied for in
November, is only for the fiscal year of
1972, and may be extended or terminated
after the 1972 school year.
The money will be spent for salaries,
and in-service training to carry on the
city school system’s community relations
program, which, as Bates said, wouldn’t
have been possible without the grant.
"The dollar mark is a big item with
public schools’’, said Bates, "our pupil
per-hour expenditures is 51 cents per
student, this grant gives the money to
carry on programs that are necessary.
The Title 4 grant comes under Section
405, public law 88-352 of the ClvU Rights
Act of 1964.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Smith (center) and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Shaney are pictured dancing
at New Year’s Eve Party at the Kings Mountain Country Club.
See other New Year’s Party Photos inside. (Mirror Photo by Lem Lynch)
Clt, Re«,ives Thr.e Fire Track Bid, FirSt-CUizem Bank EleCtS
The City Board of Commissioners
meeting Thursday received three bids
on the new tire truck chassis.
Bids were received fromGeneral Motors
Corporation of Charlotte, Central Ford
Truck Sales of Charlotte, and Wade Ford
in Kings Mountain.
GM’s bid was $il,619 for the diesel
engine and $i0,661 for gas.
Central Ford Truck Salesbid$10,538.10
for diesel and $9,589.68 for gas.
Wade bid $7,772.16 for a gas engine
truck, no bid on diesel. City Clerk Joe
McDaniel reported that the horsepower
on the Wade truck was not up to the city’s
None of the bids were awarded, but for
warded to Sherman Picard of the N.C.
League of Municipalities, a fire engine
specialist who drew up the city’s specif
The city will then act on his recommend
ations, possibly at the next board meeting.
In other action, the board approved the
arezoning of property owned by William
lltinnett and Donaild R. Carpenter from
^Suburban-Residential to Light Industry.
It was announced earlier this week that
a Gaston County plastics firm will con
struct a new 8,000 square foot plant on the
land located on Highway 161 nearthe Kings
Mountain Industrial Park.
A request to rezone land belonging to
Wilson Griffin from R-20 to R-6 located
in the Southwest part of townonCTonlnger
Street was referred to the zoning board.
Spangler Named Bowles Manager
Kings Mountain Board
Pat Spangler, of Spangler & Sons Con
crete in Shelby has been named co-man
ager of Skipper Bowles’ campaign for the
Democratic nomination for Governor.
Makes 101 Trips
The Kings Mountain Rescue Squad made
lOi trips during the month of December,
traveled 2,584 miles, and stood 1,409 man
hours on duty. The rescue squad ans
wered 19 wreck calls and directed fun
eral traffic 9 times. 37 transport trips
were made to the Kings Mountain Hos
pital, and 2 were made to a doctor’s of
fice. One house call, 6 service calls, 2
dead on arrival, 2 cuhlngs and 3 false
alarm calls were made.
Stand-by duty was conducted tor 1 bask
etball game, 3 music park shows and 2
Squad members were on full time duty
during the snow storm the early part of
Old South Supper
The Y.P.C.U. of Boyce Memorial A. R.P.
Church will sponsor an "Old South
Supper’’ on January 18 from 5:30 to 8:30
at Boyce Memorial Church.
Tickets will be on sale at Phifer Hard
ware and Allens Flower Shop. Adult tic
kets will be $.50 and children $1.00.
Proceeds will go to a needy family.
The announcement was made Monday
that Spangler and Jake Froelich of High
Point will direct the campaign.
Spangler has been active in the past tour
successful gubenatorial campaigns. He is
currently chairman of the Board of Trust
ees of Gardner-Wcbb College. In May he
received the Distinguished Citizens Award
from Governor Robert Scott for his sup
port of higher education.
Troop 155 News
Junior Troop 155 gave a Christmas Tree
to Mr. J.R. Davis. They took a White
Christmas Tree and decorated it with pop
corn chains, and each of the Girl Scouts
brought an ornament to put on the tree.
The Girl Scouts leader, Mrs. B.F. Man-
er, gave some money to The Empty
Stocking Fund. This money came from
the scouts dues the scouts pay ewry week.
The Girl scouts held a Christmas Party
on the 20, of December. They had cup
cakes, candy, and coca cola.
Ten Cleveland County business and pro
fessional leaders have been elected to the
newly established First-Citizens Bank &
Trust Company Board of Advisors in Kings
Mountain, R.P. Holding, Jr,, chairman of
the bank, announced.
Named to the board are Charles F. Mau-
ney, WUllam Kemp Mauney, Jr., Paul H.
McGinnis, Francis S, Morrison, Dr.
George W. Plonk, Samuel R. Suber, Jr.,
Eugene J. Timms, John D. Warlick, Jack
H. White and Lee A. McIntyre, Jr.
As members of the First-Citizens Bank
Board in Kings Mountain, these men will
assist bank management in policy matters,
business development, and serve as an
additional liaison between the community
and the bank.
C.F. Mauney is general manager of
Mauney Hosiery Mills. A Kings Mountain
native, he has served as president of the
Rotary, has been president of the Catawba
Valley Hosiery Club and has served on the
board of Gardner Webb College, the Red
Cross and the Salvation Army. He is a
graduate of North Carolina State Univer
sity and is a member of St. Matthews
W.K. Mauney, Jr., is president of Mau-
ney Hosiery Mills. For the past three
sessions, he has served in the legislature,
from Cleveland County. He is a former
president of the Jaycees, serves on the
board of trustees of Lenoir Rhyne College
and the Cleveland Mental Health Associa
tion. The textile executive is a graduate
of Lenoir Rhyne College and is a member
of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, where he
has served on the church council,
McGinnis is president of McGinnis De
partment Store and has farming Interests.
The Kings Mountain native is an alumnus
of the University of North Carolina and is
a member of the board of directors of the
Kings Mountain Urban Renewal Program.
Morrison is president of Associated
Laundry Sales, a commercial laundry eq
uipment distributing firm. He is a grad
uate of Wake Forest University and also
attended Western Reserve University.
The Statesville native is a member of the
American Legion and the Highland Saddle
Dr. Plonk is a general surgeon in Kings
Mountain. He holds degrees from the
University of North Carolina, Jefferson
Medical College and studied at the Univ
ersity of Pennsylvania School of Med
icine. He is a past president ofthe Lions
Club, the Cleveland County Medical Soc
iety and holds membership in numerous
professional organizations. He attends
Resurrection Lutheran Church, where he
is a member of the church council.
Suber is president of Kings Mountain Knit
Fabrics. In his hometown of Kings Moun
tain, he is a member and director of the
Klwanls, is a member of the Elks, Amer
ican Legion and the VFW. At St. Matt
hews Lutheran Church, he is a member of
the church council.
Timms is president of Timms Furniture
Company. The Kings Mountain native has
served as president of the Lions Club,
the Chamber of Commerce and the Mer
chants Association. The alumnus of West
ern Carolina University is a member of
Central United Methodist Church, where
he has served on the official board.
Continued on Page 3 with Photos
It’s already January 5, and before we
get any deeper into the New Year, It’s a
good time to make plans lor the remaining
360 days of the year.
This week, we decided to ask some local
residents what Improvements they would
like for the city to make during 1972.
Their answers were Interesting
I Editor’s Note: The questions in this col-
' umn are asked strictly at random, with no
attempt to solicit pro or con answers, nor
are the answers edited to favor a certain
opinion. The answers are those of the Ind
ividual only, and are unedited, if print
able, The answers In this column do not
necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of
this newspaper. It is not Intended as a
public poll, but merely an opportunity for
individuals to speak out on Issues.
O.M. VALENTINE: "I think they’re doing
pretty good. They’ve Improved a lot. I
hope we get a shopping center, that will
help a lot.”
PHILIP HOUSER: "I don’t know of any
thing. It looks like we’re getting along
nicely. It looks like they have their plans
THELMA MONROE: "A lot of people are
not satisfied with the garbage collection.
I would like to see old cars and junk taken
from behind houses.”
DOUG BYERS: " I think we need to have
better railroad crossing signs.”
TINA SANDERS: " We need better garbage
pickup, and need to Improve downtown
traffic, and more parking spaces.”