KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD
VOL, 90 NO. 63
THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 1979
• Chared To September 1
Tlte Kings Mountain Re
development Commission ap
proved a resolution on the closeout
of the commission by Sept. 1, subject
to the approval and endorsement of
board attorney Robert Bradley
Bradley was detained In court
T\iesday and couldn’t attend the
The closeout agreement must also
be approved by the city com
missioners and, finally, by HUD
officials In Atlanta before the
closeout and transfer of surplus
funds and property to the city.
' Qene White, executive director of
the commission, will present the
resolution to the city commissioners
at next Monday's regular meeting.
The agreement. In essence, will be
that the city will settle all out
standing Indebtedness In the
Mayor John Henry Moss will
appear before the Gaston County
Commissioners Thursday night to
seek funding for construction of
water and sewer lines to serve a new
Ihe |6-mllllon Industry will be
located In Gaston County, but
contiguous to the Kings Mountain
city limits. ^
Mayor Mciss said Gaston County
has a policy to fund such water and
sewer projects In connection with
Industry, based on an Investment
tax return ratio.
The meeting Is scheduled to begin
at 7:80 p.m. at the Gaston County
KM Men To
Buford Barnette Lovelace and
Burman Coley Bryant, both of Kings
Mountain, are scheduled for trial on
charges of second degree murder In
Cleveland County Superior Court.
Lovelace, charged In the shooting
death of Thomas Everett Jenkins of
Stowe Acres on March 28, Is
scheduled for trial before Judge
Forrest Ferrell Mon., Aug. 20.
Bryant, charged In the shotgun
slaying of WllUsun (Billy) David
Foster, also of Stowe Acres, on May
18, Is set for trial Tues., Aug. 21.
Jenkins died of multiple head
wounds from a pistol and Foster,
Jenkins half-brother, from a shotgun
wound In the chest.
Kings Mountain police officers
and SBI Agent Jim Woodard will
appear against the defendants In
redevelopment projects. And fur
ther, the city will complete all Isind
acquisitions, relocations and
demolitions necessary to complete
the projects to HUD satisfaction.
The two projects are In the (Central
Business District and In the Cansler
Street Project area.
White said he believes "the HUD
guidelines for the city will not be as
rigid as they are for the
redevelopment commission, but the
city will have definite gtildellnes to
follow. HUD will give the city
regulations on where the surplus
funding may be expended and for
The surplus funds and property,
which can be sold for additional
money, are to go Into the city’s
community development program.
White said the city will have to
designate Item by Item what the
funds will be used for In the CD
program, subject to HUD approval.
In the mesmtlme the redevelop
ment commission will continue with
land acquisitions and property sales
already In the works. White said the
commission hopes to have these
transactions completed by Aug. 24
and that the closeout and transfer to
the city to be done by Sept. 1.
In other action, the redevelopment
commission moved to defer any
action In a request for additional
funds to Anderson, Benton and
Holmes of Winston-Salem, the firm
assisting In the closeout procedure.
Paul McGinnis made the motion
because "I feel this ought to be
between the city and the firm. Let
the city handle it. If they want An
derson, Benton and Holmes to
continue, let them decide."
Commission Chairman Carl
Mauney said, "The thing that
bothers me about this Is they agreed
to do a certain job for a certain fee.
Now they come back with a whole
new list of things to do and ask for
more money. They are supposed to
know what they are doing. So why
didn’t they know about these things
The request came up a month ago
and the board expressed
dissatisfaction with It at that time,
referring to the request as "an at
tempt to gouge the commission for
White also reported to the board
that the annual audit submitted to
HUD by Barry Jenkins, CPA, had
been returned for corrections.
White said the corrections, a
bracket about a set of figures to sow
a decrease Instead of an Increase in
project costs, and adjustment entry
to show 882.60 less than Indicated
was spent In a relocation case, and a
couple of typographical errors, have
already been made.
"These corrections will not
prohibit the closeout proceedure,”
White said, "unless HUD discovers
something else In the audit they will
Planning Meet Held
The planning meeting for the 199th
anniversary of The Battle of Kings
Mountain was held Tues., Aug. 7 at
the Kings Mountain National
Military Park headquarters.
Officials from the Kings Mountain
Chapter of the DAR, the Daniel
Morgan Chapter of the DAR from
Gaffney, S.C., the Department of
Parks, Recreation and Tourism, the
Overmountain Victory Trail
Association and the president of the
Cherokee (bounty Historical Society
were present to discuss plans for the
celebration Euid elect officers to
head the planning committee.
Dr. J. M. Lipscomb of Gaffney
was elected to chair the committee
and Mrs. E. Earl Moore of Shelby
was voted vlce-chalrperson. Mrs.
Moore Is a member of the Benjamin
Cleveland Chapter of the Daughters
of the American Revolution.
It was decided that the celebration
will be held the afternoon of Sun.,
August 7. Activities will Include a
state flag ceremony and a program
recognizing the descendants of these
who fought and died at the Battle of
Kings Mountain. Details of furthur
activities will be discussed at a later
.SHRI.NE DAY PLANS UNDERWAY-Paul FaUs,
left. Mayor John Henry Moss, and Piedmont Shrine
Club President Thomas Tindall, right, discuss plans for
Photo by Katrena McCall
first annual Shrine Day Aug. 18 In Kings Mountain.
Mayor Moss signed official proclamation for the event
which will begin with a parade at 11 a.m.
Shrine Day Set Aug. 18
The celebration Is being coor
dinated with the march of the
Frontiersmen across the Over-
mountain Victory Trail from
Sycamore Shoals, Tenn. to the
National Park: the same trail used
by the Revolutionary armies In 1780.
The Frontiersmen will also evaluate
the trail as a national historical
scenic trail. The march will begin
Sept. 26 In Tenn. and culminate at
the Houser House at the KM
National Park on the 7th.
First Baptist Church will be the
location for the regular American
Red Cross Bloodmobile visit on
Mon., Aug. 18.
The visit Is scheduled for 11 a.m.
until 4:80 p.m. and 126 pints of blood
are needed to meet the KM sirea
Lt. Governor Jimmy Green of
Raleigh will come to Kings Moun
tain Sat., Aug. 18, to make the
principal address during day-long
Shrine Day In Kings Mountain.
Tommy Tlndallr of Kings
Mountain, president of Piedmont
Shrine Club, said that the day’s
events will begin with an 11 a.m.
parade which will wind through city
streets and culminate at the Civic
Center where barbecue with all the
trimmings, watermelon, and Ice
cream will be served, all proceeds
earmarked for crippled children.
Paul Falls of Kings Mountain,
chairman of the event, said that all
Kings Mountain citizens are Invited
to participate In all events. Disco
dancing Is also planned at the Civic
Center during the afternoon and
bands were being booked this week
to provide music lor a Saturday
evening dance lor which tickets will
be available at 86 per couple.
Piedmont Shrine Club, which
numbers over 300 members, has a
goal of 833,000 this year to raise for
Shrine Hospitals which specialize In
orthopedics and restoration of the
burned child, said Falls, who noted
that a recent Piedmont-sponsored
12th annual crippled children’s golf
championship game at Rlverbend
Golf Oub In Shelby raised over
816,000 toward the project for
crippled and burned children.
President Tindall pointed out that
the average cost for an orthopedic
patient Is about 82,600 and for a burn
patient Is 822,000, excluding
physicians fees. "Not one cent has
ever been charged for treatment at
the Shrlners Hospitals, said Tindall.
Children from North Carolina are
sent to the Shrlners Hospital for
By Grover Commissioners
Crippled Children In Greenville, S.C.
or the Shrlners Bums Institute In
Cincinnati, Ohio. Tindall said that
eq>pllcations for admission to the
Shrlners Hospitals may be obtained
from any Shiiner or Oasis Temple,
321 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, N.C.
Kings Mountain Mayor John Moss
has proclaimed Sat., Aug. 18th, as
Shrine Day In Kings Mountain.
"Within our community are men
who with nearly a million others
throughout North America have
become living symbol of hope for
crippled and severly burned
children”, said the Mayor. "They
are the Shrlners, the men who wear
the Red Fez. They give of them time
and talents supporting their chain of
hospitals and we should support
generously to their cause,” he ad
Walker Hired As Chief
. FLAG PBESENTA’nON-Sen. Ollle Harris of Kings
Mountain presents a N.C. State flag to Patrick Hamrick
and Gerald Gladden, members of Boy Sco.rt Troop 91 of
Photo by Ronald Hawkins
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. The troop will display
the flag at the 11-state camporee In Augusta, Ga. Aug.
GROVER — Town commissioners
at a special called meeting Tuesday
at 4 p.m. hired Steve Walker, 30-
year-old Bolling Springs man, as the
new Chief of Police.
Walker, who has served as a
policeman In BoUlng Springs for two
years, will replace Lionel Barnes,
who resigned July 9th "for business
and personal reasons.” Barnes'
resignation was formally accepted
by the board at the regular Monday
night meeting In Town Hall.
The new Chief Is married and
hither of two children. The family
expects to move to Grover as soon as
suitable housing Is available.
Chief Walker, a native of Bolling
Springs, served four years In the
U.S. Navy before joining the Bolling
Springs Police Department. He Is
married to the former Donnls
Chief Turner will be paid the same
salary as former Chief Lionel
Barnes, 88800 annually plus housing
allowance of 81600.
Voting 2-1, with Comm. Martha
Byers voting against motions by
Oomm. Harold Herndon and Tommy
Keeter, the board Monday night
agreed to rebate Mlnette Mills a
total of 81,362.86 for trash collection,
based on tax payments which this
Industry makes annually and using
the same formula that applies to the
other large Industry, Grover In
dustries, which Is rebated 8821
annually. Both firms handle their
own trash and garbage collections
and are the town’s largest tax
payers, Grover Industries and Har-
Ray Mills contributing 89,360.11 In
ad valorem taxes and Mlnette's tax
bill approximating 816,604.67 an
nually. Grover receives an
estimated tax collection annually of
Mrs. Byers voted "against” the
proposal because she said the action
"will set a precedent” and “open up
a whole new can of worms”. Both
Herndon and Keeter said that past
policy has been to compensate
Grover Industries and that all
should be treated fairly and based
percentage-wise on tax payments
made by the two large Industrial
citizens. Mayor W.W. McCarter said
he concurs with Mrs. Byers that the
board will be opening the door to
requests for more garbage collec
tion rebates and suggested the
rebate policy be confined to large
In a related motion, by vote of 2-1,
Mrs. Byers voting against, the board
transferred 8641.86 In the budget to
make the rebate of 81362.86 to
Mlnette Mills. Mlnette had asked
rebate In the amount of 83,000.
Upon recommendation of Mayor
McCarter, the board unanimously
elected Clyde Randall as municipal
elections board chairman to succeed
Mrs. Juanita Pruette who resigned
the position "because of business
and personal reasons.”
Comm. Herndon reported that ^'
sidewalk construction Is underway
and Spangler's Concrete Co. holds
the contract at 87,460.00. He told the
board that he Is negotiating price on
curb and guttering of Walnut, from
Main to Cleveland, and Chestnut St.
Park Mini-Trip Is Scheduled
Conserve fuel and energy again
this weekend by taking a mlnl-trlp to
the Kings Mountain National
Military Park this Friday and
Saturday evenings, Aug. 10 and 11,
at 9 p.m. (or the Park’s evening
Friday's program. "Another
Night With the Howsers”, will be a
repeat of a popular summer evening
program. Ken Addington, seasonal
interpreter at Kings Mountain
National Military Park, Invites
citizens to view the 1803 Howser
House, by star and candlelight and
to learn some of the history behind
this locallv famous rock structure.
"If you were unable to attend this
program when it was presented In
June, we urge you to come along
with us this weekend.” said a
spokesman. All who are Interested
should meet on the Visitor Center
Parking lot at 8:46 p.m. Tran-
^ortatlon to and from the Howser
House will be provided by park
Saturday evening’s program,
“81.98 Backyard Safari”, will be
presented by Bob Gentry, Park
Technician at Cowpens National
Battlefield. The program will be
Interesting for the novice
photographer and will begin at 9
Weather permitting, the Living
History program will also continue
on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
A small Revolutionary War camp
site will be set up near the Visitor
Center, tended by park employes In
Revolutionary period dress, with
18th century rifle and musket firing
demonstrations at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.