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Greater Kings Mountain's Progressive Newspaper
Vol. 1 No. 41
Kings Mimiitaiii, N.C. Wednesday, Jmu' 7, 1972
10 I’agcs 'I'lHkiy
KM Gets Representation
Hinnant, Goforth Predict United
Board Of Commissioners
Cansler Approval Could
Come Any Day
According to Gene White, Kings Mount
ain’s new Redevelopment Commission
Director, government approval for the
Cansler Street Project could come any
What has cleared the way, according to
White is the approval last week by HUD of
68 of 100 units ofthe city’s public housing,
which will provide an extra source of
homes for those relocated by the Cansler
redevelopment. White stresstnl, however,
tliat public housing is only one solution to
the task of relocating families, and that it’s
nut at all mandatory. He suggested tliat
many will probably chouse privately built
homes and apartments, explaining tliat it’s
the job of tile Redevelopment Commission
to only advise. The total cost of the Cans
ler project which involves approximately
40 acres, is over $2,000,000. It will affect
about 200 famiiies.
Josh Hinnant, backed by an effective vol
unteer force in Kings Mountain who got
out the vote, became tlie first candidate
from this city to bi' elected to the County
Board of Commissioners since 1954.
Hinnant led a field of four candidates in
the second primary, and was followed by
Coleman Goforth who won a seat along
with lliimant by only 80 unofficial votes
over Dwight Tesseneer of Shelby. Incum
bent Kritz Morehead was defeated in his
bid for a second term. Hinnant and Go
forth join Jack Palmer of Shelby who won
a cli>ar victory in the first primary.
Mrs. Greene Nominated
For Womens Award
Mrs. R. E. Greene has been nominated
for the 1972 Outstanding Y oung Women of
America program to appear in the awards
Mrs. Greene was one of a select number
of women in the state chosen fur this pro
gram which recognizes exceptional young
women between the ages of 21-35.
She will be honored in the 1972 edition of
outstanding young womenof America, fea
turing her full biography and record of ac
Mrs. Greene was nominated by the Wo
man’s Club of Kings Mountain. Judging
will begin shortly, andawardswillbeatm-
ounced in tlie fall.
McGinnis Closing Annex Store
The McGinnis Annex store is in the pro
cess of closing down operations on Battle
The property, beside the McGinnis De
partment Store, was sold to the redevel
opment commission in March, and is cur
rently under lease by McGinnis.
A spokesman for the store said plans are
to buildanew building on the property when
it is cleared. The building should be va
cated in early July.
Home Owners Can Waive
Tie - Down Ordinance
Acting ona motion by Jonas Bridges, The
City Board of Commissioners has author
ized the codes director to waive a require
ment that mobile homes set up in the city
be tied down, by the owner choosing to sign
a waiver form.
Bridges, who is in the mobile home busi
ness, said the waiver would make no diff
erence from a dealer standpoint, but cited
that many mobile home owners preferred
to not have their units tied down by the
frame, which conld result in the Uxly being
twisted uffduringa severe storm. Bridges
said many owners felt safer should tlieir
home simply turn over in such a circum
‘More softlall standings...
see sports Mirror
‘Honor Rolls from Central,
KMHS...see pg. 2
Mirror To Give
Crossroads Music Park has given the
Kings Mountain Mirror exclusive news
paper interview and feature rights for all
artists and performances at the music-
The Mirror will be featuring behlnd-tlie
-scenes candid interviews and photos of
the visiting Nashville stars, and will keep
our readers informed of all upcomingac-
tivities at the music park.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Brooks, owners of
Crossroads, stressed tlie importance of
having a l(K:al newspaper represent tlie
park with continuous coverage.
The publishers of tlie Mirror feel fort
unate to be affiliated with Crossroads
Music Park. There is indetHl a keen inter
est in tills type of high quality, family en
tertainment, aixl liaving exclusive cover
age will be an asset to our newspaper.
Keep reading the Kings Mountain Mirror
fur complete, exclusive coverage of all
Crossroads music shows.
Craftspun Yarns Co. will hold a banquet
for employees wltli perfect attendance fol
lowing a 12-week period which lias just be
gun. In an article in the Mirror last week,
it was stated that a banquet fur employees
would be held on June 6tli. This was ano-
tlier banquet, and not apartofCraftspun’s
new incentive program for employees.
Honored At East
Police ladies at East School were honored at a recent present
ation by the East P.T.A. for their outstanding service during the
year regulating traffic at the school crossing. The ladies, Mrs.
John Beam and Mrs. Jim Belt wereglvena bouquet of roses and
a certificate by Bob Webster, P.T.A. President. At left is C.A.
Hliiiunt told the Mirrorthisweekthut he
criHiits his win toagoml voter turnout, aixl
"a lieck of a lot of lurd work by a lot of
conceriUHl pt'ople in Clevelami County. He
confided thal a lot of Bowles and I'aylor
supporters joiniHl hands to work for his
Hiiiiiaiit prtHlicted that the desires and
wishes of tliepeopleof KingsMoiintaiuwiil
be represented on the new iKiard which is
sworn hi in Decembt-r. “Ooii job will Ik-to
produce what the people want,” aixl he pre
dicted, ‘I feel you’ll .see a goinl unity
among the coiiiiiii.s.sioiier.s. We won't
agree on everything, biitwe’H attack it like
biisiiiessmcu sin mid. ”
The bankhig executive compalgned on the
basis of sound money inanagenient, and
lends his supiHu t to the county manager
“I can't express how 1 teeltiuit so many
pi-ople siipiHirti-il me,” .said Hinnant.
Ill an Interview with the Mirror,Goforth
said he was well plea.siHl with the vote In
got, attributing his win to a nice turnout.
He said the iHiard will be hi the be.st .sIui|H'
it has in a longtime. A Ixard, as he .says,
that can work together.
Gofortli, who si-rv>Hl oii the Imaril from
I9C4-19G8, said hedecldi-dtosi-ekaiiotlier
ti-rm Ix-caiise he fi-lt he was In-tti-r qiul-
ifltsl than .some wlio liad amioimced for tin-
job and some who held it.
Regarding a county manager form of gov
ernment, Goforth .statist tliat “tliere’s no
way to o|H'i'ale a goiHl uiiitwitlioiitlt,”aiiil
listisl hiring a gmsl man for that ixist as
the niimlH'i-oiie priority in his Innik.
Dupl ex Donation
Presenting a check Monday tor $1500 toward expi-nses for Kings
Mountain’s new two-lHsl coronary unit are Andrew B. Milewski,
Duplex Vice President, and Carl B, DeVane, plant nianagi-r.
Receiving the donation are Grady Howard, hospital administr
ator, and George W. Mauney, trustee chairman (far right).
I'lie coronary unit has been in use for about a month, ami costs
$6,000. (Mirror Photo by Rodney Dodson)
Miss Mitchem Is First Mauney Winner
Carolyn I.orrainc Mitchem, daughter of
Mrs. Nina Mitchem of the pairing depart
ment, is tlie first recepieiit ofa scholarship
from Mauney Hosiery Mills.
Announcen ent of a $500 grant to be used
by Carolyn for studies at the University of
North Carolina was made recently by the
company board of directors. The scholar
ships can be renewed from year to year.
Nina Mitchem described the award of the
scholar.ship as “the most wonderful thing
that lias ever happened to us.”
Girl Listed In
A 15-year-old girl was listed in fair con
dition in Kings Mountain Hospital Monday
after being struck by acarabout9:35p.m.
Kenna Lynn Scott was hit by a lar driven
by Michael A. Clack of 106 WellsSt., Kings
Mountain after she apparently steppe
from behind a parked vehicle onto Highway
161 just 50 feet south of the city limits.
Trooper R. B. Burnette reported Clack’s
car skidded 30 feet before striking the girl.
The parked vehicle the girl stepped from
behind was on a ramp leading to 1-85 just
Burnette filed no cliarges, saying he be
lieved the accident to be unavoidable.
The youth of Oak View Baptist had a cook-
out on Saturday, J une 3 honoring graduates
Jackie Metcalf and Sharon Timms.
On Sunday, June 4 the church had youth
day, with all the youth of the church hav
ing some part.
Bible School begins on June 19 through
june 24, from 6:30,- 8;30 each day.
“I think it is wonderful for a Kings Moun
tain firm to fill this interest in our young
people. I know the employees willappre-
ciate tills interest,” Nina reflec:t>*d.
Ai^cording to Dick Sliaiiey, personnel di
rector and a member of the scholarship
committee, Carolyn was extremely polsixl
iluring her interview. The committee was
impressed with her direct answi-rs awl
dignified manner, Slianey reported.
(Continued on page 3)
Police After Thief Tuesday
Kings Mountain police were Involved
Tuesday afternoon in the search for some
one in a white 1966 Ford in the reported
theft of a stereo from the home of Dean
Westmorland just across the South Caro
lina line from Grover.
Thefts were reported from twohomesin
the same neighborhood Tuesday, and autli-
orities from several surrounding counties
wore on tlie lookout for tlie car which was
Identified by one witness. No other details
were available at tlie time.
Good Turnout In KM
In spite of a reportedly pour voter turnout statewide. Kings Mountain flocked to the polls
Saturday tor the second primary contest. One big attraction was the county commission
er race in which Kings Mountain banker Josh Hinnant was a favorite candidate, leadinga
field of four in tlie voting. By " o'-.‘onlay voting was running about as heavy as
during the first primary in May. Here, campaign workers make last minute pleas for
their candidates in front of tlie city hall polling place. (Mirror Photo)