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VOLUME 90 ■ ISUMBER 78 - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1979 - KII^GS MOUMAIIS, NORTH CAROLINA
Goal Likely WUl Be Met
UF Report Good
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news, very little wisdom, some
I humor and comments, some vtews
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One for the money, two for the
show, three to make ready and four
to go. This bit of humor came from
an avid Herald reader, Everette
Pearson: Two women met for the
first time since graduating from
high school. Asked the first one,
) 0 "Have you managed to live a well
planned life?” "Oh, yes,” said her
friend. "First I married a
Millionaire, then an actor, my third
marriage was to a preacher and now
I’m married to an undertaker.” Her
friend asked, "What do all those
marriages have to do with a well
^ planned life?” It was like this..."One
* for the money, two fOr the show,
^ ^ three to make ready and four to go.”
Since The Charlotte Observer
4 cancelled Its football contest, the
r Herald Is laying claim to paying out -
more prise money than any
newspaper In the State of North
Carolina. The Observer paid $1(M for
N I Q first place and we pay $76.00.1 would
” call that moving on up. You’ll find
^ another contest In todays paper.
* f This from Mr. James Evans and
his wife from Orlando, Florida. Mr.
Evans Is the former principal of
Bethware School and has been
retired In Florida for the past three
years; "We really enjoy the
newspaper and commend you on the
new heading which Is very In
dicative of Kings Mountain, and
appropriate. Really, the name
Mirror-Herald Just did not seem to
( be very appropriate. ’Ilie renewal of
the mountain picture Is much more
i attractive and we are glad to see It.”
Mr. Evans also said that one of these
— days he would write the Herald an
/ article on what retirement Is and
what It Isn’t. We would welcome his
'Toby Williams has been at the
mike for 32 years: Toby has been the
announcer on the T-ubllc address
system at Kings Countaln High
O School’s football games for more
than a quarter of a century. I had
occasion to observe him In action at
i last Friday’s game between KM and
Bast Oaston, and his assistant. Bob
Smith who has been at his side for 27
years. It’s remarkable how they
kept things running so smoothly,
yards gained? yards to go? what
down? who made the tackle? etc.
^Not many people have the
dedication that these two gentlemen
have. If I hadn’t been in the press
box trying to keep out of the rain, I
wouldn’t have known It myself. Oood
Atkins And Moss
Running In Grover
’Two more candidates have en
tered the race for the Grover board
Quay Moss and Gene Atkins filed
last week, bringing the total number
of commissioner candidate:) to five,
the exact number of seats available
In the November 6 election. Phil
Harry, Juanita Pruette and Edward
Phllbeck filed earlier.
Mayor W.W. (BUI) McCarter,
seeking his third two-year term, is
thus far unopposed. None of the
three commissioners have filed for
Moss, 36, Is an employe of the
Kings Mountain Post Office. He and
his wife, Karen, have two chUdren,
Kevin and Charity. Moss Is a
Vietnam veteran. Is active In the
Grover Lions Club and Grover
"I’ve spent most of the last 28
yeras in the Grover area,” said
Moss, "and I feel like I am famUlar
with most of our people, with our
needs and our assets.
"We as citizens have some
decisions to make soon on some
long-term expenditures. 'These In
clude our sewer system, water
system and new town hall. I believe I
am qualified to help make those
Moss last year served as the
President of the Lions Club and Is
presenUy a district representative of
a State Medical Alert Committee.
He Is also serving this year as
President of the Grover PTA and
chairman of the Christmas Parade
“I am proud of our town and want
the best city government possible,”
he said. “I believe I can make a
positive contribution to that
governing body and If I am elected, I
pledge to do my best to represent
every citizen to the best of my
Atkins, a lifelong resident of
Grover and an employe of Goforth
Plumbing, said he would Uke to "see
Grover progress...not Just In some
parts but the whole town. I’U try to
do my best to serve all the people.”
Atkins and his wife, Pat, have one
daughter, Mary Elizabeth.
Kings Mountain Is well on the way
to topping Its $66,000 United Fund
Chairman Terry Sellers reported
that pledges totalling $10,616 were
reported at Friday’s checkup lun
cheon at Kins Mountain Motor Inn.
Final checkup Is slated for Fri., Oct.
12. at which time UF workers expect
o report another record-breaking
Kings Mountain has surpassed Its
goal for the past several years. Last
year, $66,000 was raised. The goal
last year was $60,000.
All excess money collected goes
Into an emergency fund. Sellers
‘"rhe first checkup seemed to be a
little ahead of last year,” Sellers
said. "We certainly don’t anticipate
any problems In exceeding our goal.
I predict we’ll go over $70,000.”
Five of the nine divisions reported
at last week’s meeting. Of the five,
the Industrial division reported
$6,862, aty $2,000, Commercial $962,
Scoools $966 Euid Advnace Gifts and
Sellers said all but $4,770 of the
money requested will stay In Kings
The top recipient will be Kings
Mountain Rescue Squad, which will
receive $10,000 for the purchas of
new radio equipment.
‘"The money the United F\md
gives to the rescue squad Is used for
things that are not covered by the
county budget," Sellers explained.
^ Other recipients Include American
Red Cross $9,260, American Social
Health Association $62.66, Arthritis
Foundation $796.93, Association for
Retarded Citizens $600, Boy Scouts
of America $6,100, Children’s Home
Society of N.C. $1,271.32, Cleveland
County Shelter Home $2,700,
Community Organization for Drug
T. W. Gordon Football Winner
T.W. Gordon of Kings Mountain
edged out J.E. Bumgardner of Kings
Mountain to win last week’s "Pick
the Winners” football contest.
Both hit 17 of 20 games but Gor
don’s guess of 22 points In the South
Polnt-Shelby tie-breaker (won by
South Point 13-7) gave him the win
and the $76 prize money.
Bumgardner predicted 28 points.
Both missed the R-S Central win
over Bums. Gordon’s other misses
were Maryland’s loss to Kentucky
and Appalachian’s loss to The
Citadel while Bumgardner missed
Georgia’s loss to South Carolina and
VMI’s loss to East Carolina.
Winners last week Included R-S
over Burns, Maiden over
CJierryvlUe, Crest over Chase, Kings
Mountain over East Rutherford,
South Point over Shelby, East
Gaston over North Gaston, Virginia
over Duke, Georgia Tech over
William and Mary, Kentucky over
Maryland, UNC over Army,
Alabama over Vanderbilt, N.C.
State over Wake Forest, The Chtadel
over ASU, Tennessee over Auburn,
Ea.st Carolina over VMI, Bucknell
over Davidson, Bast Tennessee over
Furman, Western Carolina over
Elon, South Carolina over Georgia
and Florida State over VPI.
The fifth contest Is on page 10 of
today’s paper. Remember to get
your entry In by noon Friday. You
may mall It to Football Contest, P.O.
Box 762, Kings Mountain, or bring It
by our office at 431 N. Piedmont.
Hord Services Held
Funeral services for Dr. D.F.
Hord, Jr., 66, Kings Mountain
dentist for 30 years, were conducted
Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. from
Kings Mountain Baptist Church.
His pastor. Rev. J.C. Goare, of
ficiated at the rites, and Interment
was In Mountain Rest Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Grady
Howard, W.S. Fulton, Jr., George B.
ITiomasson, Wilson Griffin, J.C.
Bridges, Dr. N.H. Reed, Dr. John C.
McQlU and Dr. Robert Litton.
Honorary pallbearers were ’Tom
Tate, John Cheshire, Dan
Honeycutt, Dr. Sam Robinson, Dr.
Kenneth McGill, Dr. Frank Slncox
and Dr. Paul Hendricks.
Dr. Hord succumbed Wednesday
at 6 p.m. In Asheville’s Memorial
Mission Hospital after suffering a
massive heart attack on an
Asheville golf course at 4:30 p.m. He
was In apparently good health.
A native of Kings Mountain, he
was the son of the late David Flet
cher Hord, Sr., Kings Mountain
ftimlture dealer, and Mrs. Fsinnie
Spake Hord. He was graduated from
Kings Mountain High School, at
tended Wake Forest University, and
earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery
from Emory University. He came to
Kings Mountain in 1946 to open his
dental practice after serving for two
years In 1947-48 In the Army Dental
Corps. He was married to the former
DR. D.F. HORD
Eoltne Keeter of Kings Mountain
and was a member of Kings
Mountain Baptist Church, where he
was active In the choir, the deacon
board, and taught the Men’s Bible
Class. He was a member and a past
president of the Kings Mountain
Dr. Hord was a past president
the First District of the North
Carolina Dental Society and was a
former chairman of the Executive
Committee of the N.C. Dental
Society, member of the Academy of
General Denlstry, member of the
N.C. Society of Denlstry for
Ciildren, and In 1970 received the
coveted distinguished service award
from the North Carolina Society of
Denlstry for Children for his "un-
Ureless efforts In bettering dental
health for children In North
Carolina." He served as vice-
chairman of the Cleveland County
Health Department and was a
member of the board of trustees of
Kings Mountain Hospital.
Dr. Hord was also a member of the
Charlotte Dental Society, the
Isothermal Dental Society, the
Cleveland County Dental Study
Group and the general board of the
Kings Mountain Baptist Association.
The family has designated
memorials to Kings Mountain
Baptist Church or Dental Foun
dation of North Carolina.
Surviving, In addition to his wife,
are one son, David Fletcher Hord,
III, of China Grove; three
daughters, Mrs. Stanley Whitley of
Morganton, West Virginia, Miss
Nancy Hord of Winston Salem, Mrs.
W.S. Fulton, III of Kings Mountain
and Miss Anne Hord of the home:
and one grandson. Sage Fulton.
Harris Funeral Home was In
charge of arrangements.
Abuse Prevention $1,000, Epilepsy
Association of N.C. $306.42, Florence
Crlttenton Service of N.C. $694.61,
Girl Scouts of America $6,800, In
ternational Social Services $18.61,
Kings Mountain High School band
$2,800, Kings Mountain High
School chorus $1,000, Kings
Mountain Little Theatre $1,000,
Ministerial Association Helping
Hand I^und $6,(X)0, National Council
on Aging $74.04, North Carolina
United Way $932.00, Research Fund
of N.C. United $407.22, Salvation
Army $1,200, United Health Services
olf N.C. $276.01, Local Ad
ministration $2,180 and Emergency
F . '^1
Photo by Katrrna MrCall
. LOG REFLECTS YEARS OF SERVICE—Eight log books in the Harris Funeral
Home offices reveal the 20-year tenure of John White, and assistant funeral
director, who has been present for more than 3,000 funerals. White is retiring.
Still Helping Out
By EUZABETH STEWART '
John Lloyd White, 66, has attended
more than 3,000 funeral services and
made scores of ambulance runs
during the past 20 years.
And, even after hanging up his
coat and tie at Harris Funeral
Home, he returns every day or so
"to help out” In emergencies.
Retirement for the Kings
Mountain native Is a new experience
for John, who lived for many years
In the upstairs apartment of the
funeral home on S. Piedmont Ave.,
taking night calls and making
ambulance trips to many locations
until two years ago when Harris got
out of the ambulance business.
John and Margaret Mabiy White
moved Into a new home on Grover
Road June 1 and John returned to
school and enrolled In a course In
small engine repair at Cleveland
’Tech. He admits to doing "lots of
grasscuttlng” and "Jawing" with his
former co-workers on S. Piedmont
"When you've been so much a part
of this "family” for so long,” It’s Just
hard to quit," says his former co
worker and friend, Bennett Masters.
J. Ollle Harris, founder and
president of the company, agrees.
John White, son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. W.K. White, learned hard work
at age 16 when he earned $12.10 a
week at Margrace Mill In the pre-
Depression year of 1928. He spent
four years and eight months In Uncle
Sam’s Army Corps of Engineers
with a 34 month hitch In the Pacific
Theatre of Operations, returning to
Kings Mountain to work In the
Margrace Weaving Department.
When John White Joined the
Harris Funeral Home staff June 1,
1967, the full-time staff was J. Ollle
Harris and Bill McDaniel, the latter
now a postal employe. At that time
and for many years before the
formation of the Rescue Squad.
Harris Funeral Home furnished all
ambulance service for the Greater
KM area. Including Grover.
John doesn’t recall ever having an
accident or cslt trouble during the
early days when he was a driver for
the Harris ambulance, going on trips
as far away as Baltimore, Md. and
Florida, but recalled one death tht
occurred enroute. The lady, who had
been seriously 111, was being tran-
q>orted to Kings Mountain from
Florida and died before reaching
Today’s staff at Harris also In
eludes Bennett Masters, his brother.
Marvin Masters, Ronnie Hawkins
and part-time employes, C.D. (Red)
Ware and N.M. (Stormy) Farr
More modern equipment and
expanded facillUes, with the ad
dition of a beautiful Chapel, have
enhanced the Harris quarters during
the Intervening years, said John, but
the same dignified service remains
evident from the eight thick log
books In Senator Harris’ study which
list the funeral dates and services
held for area residents.
John recalls that the first funeral
service he served as an assistant
director was on J\me 3, 1967 for the
late Mrs. Lila Elolse Jolly Boheler
After her service, he was present, In
an official capacity, for 3,280 other
final rites, the log books show.
"We perform a service,” said
The Whites are parents of one
daughter, Susan W. Herndon. Three-
month-old granddaughter. Reha,
born July 8, Is the family's pride and
His friends at HFH rib John White
about retiring to the rocking chair.
But we know better.