VOL, 90 NO, 66 TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1979
KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD
Shrine Day Activities
.. MINGLING—Lt. Gov. Jimmy Green, a Noble In the
Sudan Temple In Raleigh, made the main address to
klck-ott Shrine Day activities here Saturday, then came
down to mingle with the people. Here he Is shown
chatting with Mayor John Henry Moss and Sgt. Bob
Hayes of the Kings Mountain Police Department.
By TOM MCINTYRE
Editor, The Herald
A few hundred citizens, scattered
dong a meandering route, saw
hrlne and city officials, Lt. Gov.
flmmy Green, Miss North Carolina
Jid a lot of vehicles parade here
A very small crowd, mostly
participants In the parade, heard the
'leutenant governor speak at the
fOngs Mountain Center about noon.
This was the first phase of Shrine
Day activities In Kings Mountain,
sponsored by the Piedmont Shrine
CSub of Cleveland County.
The activities Included a barbecue
dinner and a dance with proceeds
going to the Shrlners hospitals for
crippled children and burns in
stitutions. The Piedmont Shrine
Club Is attempting to raise $32,000
for the hosplt^s and institutions.
Lt. Gov. Green, himself a member
of the Sudan Temple Shrine In
Raleigh, spoke on the work the
Shrlners do on behalf of crippled
children. He said Shrine mem
bership Is strong tuid morale Is high
“because of the work they carry
"Over the years the Shrlners have
poured $460 million Into building and
operating hospitals," Green said.
“It requires about $40 million an-
4^ally to run the 18 crippled
childrens hospitals and three bums
Institutions In North America.
"But the money doesn't measure
the true good the Shrlners are
doing,” he said. "The proof Is In the
faces of the children who have been
helped through these hospitals and
Institutions. These faces show the
children have new meaning to their
Green said over 2,000 North
Carolina children, and as many
from South Carolina, have been
helped in the Greenville facility.
"These hospitals and Institutions
were accomplished through In
dividuals, privately, sind not through
government assistance,” Green
said, challenging the audience to
Involve themselves sind not to lo<d( to
government for all the answers. "It
is my hope today that people will
organize their own lives rather them
allowing government to do so. We
need less government Intervention
In our lives. Not more. We’ve
already seen the free market system
Conner To Have 2nd Trial
taken captive by government
Green said It Is time the Individual
also eliminated selfishness and
abolished pessimistic attitudes.
“It’s time we do show we care for
others, do show concern for our
Tommy Tindall of Kings Moun
tain, president of the Piedmont
Shrine Club, said that the Cleveland
County club hopes to make Shrine
Day an annual event.
On the speakers platform with Lt.
Gov. Green were Mayor John Henry
Moss, Sen. OUle Harris, Miss N.C. -
Dianne Jamerson of Asheville,
members of the city commissioners
and Shrine officials.
Bethware Fair To Be Sept. 12-1S
The annual Bethware Fedr Is
coming iKIr why Sept. 12-16.
The mainstay of the fsdr, as In
years past, will be the community
participation in homegrown,
homemade and handicraft exhibits
In the Bethware School gym.
Mrs. Betty White, chairman of the
exhibit program, said first place
winners In the numerous catagorles
will receive more cash thsin last
"This Is a community fair and we
urge the community to participate,”
Mrs. White said. "Exhibitors may
register with me on Wed., Sept. 12
from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Judging of
exhibits will be held on Thursday
and prize money will be presented
wlimers on Friday evening."
Mrs. White said this year citizens
entering baked goods Into com
petition are required to bring half
cakes and pies only. Whole cakes are
required, as usual. In the decorative
Last year 1.437 exhibits were
registered and Mrs. White said even
more are expected this year.
Johnson Amusement Rides will
again setup rides on the Bethware
School grounds and special student
times will be established for half
price. The firm has promised even
more rides for this year.
In addition to the exhibits and
rides, clubs, groups and
organizations will have booths for
display set up on the grounds. Any
group Interested in setting up a
booth Is asked to contact Wllllard
Boyles at 739-4028.
A farm machinery exhibit Is also
planned and for participation, firms
are asked to contact Jolhn Grant at
739-6868. An antique vehicle exhibit
Is also being planned and owners are
asked to contact Stokes Wright at
The 1979 Fair Queen Is Miss Ann
Grant, a senior at Kings Moluntaln
Senior High. She Is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs John Grant,
Miss Grant will cut the ribbon to
officially open the fair euid will serve
as official hostess and present the
nightly door prize following the
The fair Is sponsored by the Beth-
ware Progressive Club.
Donald Chester Conner Sr. of
IQngs Mountain will face a second
triad on charges of willfully and
maliciously attempting to damage
an occupied dwelling by means of an
The first triad, held In Newton
(Catawba County) last week ended
In a mistrial when the seven-man,
five-woman Jury deadlocked eight to
four for acquittal.
Superior Court Judge Lacy
Thornburg set Sept. 4 as the date for
deciding where the second trial will
be held and released Conner under
his previously posted $100,000 bond.
A charge of accessory after the
fact against Mrs. Betty Conner was
dropped leist Wednesday. Jeffrey
Bladn Thompson, also of Kings
Mountain, pleaded guilty the same
charge facing Conner last Monday,
then testified against Conner during
the tried. Upon conviction the charge
carries a life imprisonment sen
tence. Judge Thornburg has delayed
sentencing Thompson until the
-'Vinner trial Is ended.
The second trial date hearing will
be held In Gaston County, where
charges were filed originally.
Conner's attorney, Charles Horn of
Shelby, was successful in having the
trial moved to Catawba County
because of the pre-triad publicity In
Gaston. Gaston District Attorney
Joseph Brown suggested the second 'analysis.
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trial may be held in either Cleveland
or Rutherford counties.
The charge against Conner stems
from an attempted bombing of
Gaston County Sheriff C.L. (Sarge)
Waldrep's home April 9. Thompson
testified that he, Conner and "a
blond-haired dude” went to Sheriff
Waldrep's home on the nl^t In
question and that Conner and the
unidentified "blond" placed the
homemade bomb while he
(Thompson) remained In the car.
Conner testified that he was at
home, asleep after taking medicine,
on April 9 and that he found out
about the attempted bombing and
Thompson's part In It the next day.
Thompson, according to Conner's
testimony, came to him on April 10
wanting money "To get away.” Mrs.
Conner corraborated her husband's
After a four and a half-hour
deliberation. Jury Foreman Rev.
James Holloway Informed the court
the eight to four deadlock could not
be broken. Comments from the Jury
members explained It as simply a
matter of eight persons believing
Conner and four believing Thomp
son, since the prosecution provided
no other eye-witness other than
Thompson. It was one defendant's
word against another In the final
Historical Museum To Have Display
The call Is still out to Kings
Mountlans for relics and artifacts of
local historical significance to be
used In a display at the Cleveland
County Historical Museum.
The display, which Is to reflect the
history of this area, will be In the
former courthouse In Shelby during
September and October.
Artifacts, pictures, newspapers,
quilts, furniture, clothing, maps.
books, documents, programs and
any article from the local past,
personal or sentimental, are
requested for use In the display.
All Items loaned to the museum
will be kept under lock and key for
safekeeping and will be returned
Immediately following the close of
Anyone Interested in assisting in
making the Kings Mountain exhibit
a success is asked to contact Mrs.
Joe Ann McDaniel at the Kings
Mountain Community Development
Office (739-9331). Mrs. McDaniel
will arrange to have your donation
The deadline for receiving Items Is
A reception at the historical
museum to open the exhibit Is
planned Sept. 2
CAPT. C.E. (BUD) WARE
Captain Ware Is the son of Charles
D. (Red) Ware, who retired In 1974
after 20 years with the Kings
Mountain Fire Depeu'tment.
Bud began his work with the local
firefighters as a summer Job In 1963,
becoming a volunteer member In
1967. Bud once served as an officer
(XI the KM Police Department and
has been a regular member of the
fire department since 1974.
As a member. Bud has held
several offices - Including that as
assistant chief and more recently
being elected captsiln.
Bud also serves as a member of
the board of directors of Kings
Mountain Emergency Services and
In his spare time enjoys boating and
Ministers Selected To Conduct Christian Growth Celebration
The lineup of preachers who will conduct the nightly Christian
Growth Celebration at Gamble Stadium, Kings Mountain Senior
High, Is completed.
The Celebration Is entirely a local presentation of the Kings
Mountain Ministerial Association, In concert to represent all
denominations In the community.
Selected to speak nightly (except Thurs., Sept.6) are the Rev.
Robert Boggan, pastor of Central United Methodist Church; Rev.
Jerry Smith, pastor of Kings Mountain Church of God; Rev. Leroy
Cox, pastor, East Gold St. Wesleyan Church; Rev. Gary Bryant,
pastor. First Presbyterian Church; Rev. Harwood Smith, pastor,
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church; Rev. Pruella KUgore, pastor,
Adams Chapel AME Zion Church; and Rev. Tom Patterson, pastor,
Macedonia Baptist Church.
'The services will begin each night at 7 o’clock, Sept. 2, 3, 4, 6, 7,
On Sun., Sept. 2, Rev. Boggan will speak from Isaiah 61:1 on the
theme - "Our Heritage.”
Mon., Sept. 3, Rev. Smith will speak on the theme - "Our Ex
perience,” from John 9; 26.
’Tues., Sept. 4, Rev. Cox will take his text from 1 John 1:7, his
theme - “Our Fellowship.”
Wed., Sept. 6, Rev. Bryant’s sermon theme will be "Our
Responsibility To Grow,” his text coming from Hebrews 12:1-2.
Fri., Sept. 7, the Lutherans will be represented by Rev. Harw<x>d
Smith’s theme - "Our Responsibility In The Church,” from Romans
Sat., Sept. 8, Rev. Kilgore will preach on "Our Responsibility In
The World,” her text from James 2:14-17.
Sun., Sept. 9, Rev. Patterson will end the celebration by speaking
on the theme - ”Our Hope,’ his text from Romans 8:38-39.
Featured each night of the Christian Growth Celebration wUl be
special music by the choirs of the local churches as well as special
groups contracted for the event.
REV. BOB BOOUAN
REV. JERRY SMITH REV. LEROY OOX
REV. GARY BRYANT
REV. HARWOOD SMITH