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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, December 16, 1971, Image 1

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E. He: ndon Company. Purchase price is $24,163 vs. cost price of $27,416 a representing depreciation of 2.5 percent per year. The city will one-third the cost in fiscal 73, and the remaining two- thiids in fiscal 1973-74. 2) Authorized signing of con- tract with Gaston County which is funding the 12-inch line to be insealled , from take-off point to Bessemer City boundaries. the 3 ie contract stipulates a scale of tap fees returnable to Gaston ounty until three-fourths of Gas ton’s line cost is repaid. 3) Authorizes execution of con- tract with Bessemer City in the miract’s final legal: form for delivery of th water, specifying that the contract shall cover a two-year period and requiring a year's notice in advance of serv- ico termination by Kings Moun- tain. Other contract specifications: a $1000 minimum monthly charge to Bessemer City and agreement by Bessemer City to sell no water for less than the 37.4 per 1000 gallons it will pay Kings Moun- tain. The contract will detail tap- ping rights of Kings Mountain [1.m take-off point east to Lewis Continued On Page Eight RETIRES — S/Sgt. Ray Carroll hag retired from the USAF after a 20 year tour of duty. Carroll Retires From USAF Duty . Ray Carroll, Kings Moun- ani Ds and son of Mr. and Irwin Carroll of Kings Creek, C., has retired from the USAF alice 20 yoars service duty. Carroll served ag an air police man in Doser, Delaware, Kadena, Okinawa, Vietnam, Shaw AFB, Sun’er, 8 C. and Fairchild AFB, Wal 7 33ton, He took his basic {1 ainuih at Lackland AFB in San Antonic, Texas. The Carrolls moved recently from Seattle, Washington, to Sum: ; S.C. where they had lived we moving to Washington sev- eral years ago. Mrs. Carroll is, the { «ner Gertrude Farris of the Dixon community and they are jarents of two sons: Edwin, age 17: and Timmy, age 12. Mrs. Car p11 Is the daughter of Mrs, Wal- - C. 17e.ris gf Kings Mountain 1 the late Mr. Farris. In Sumter, S.C. the Carrolls “oe a~tive in Hickory Road Bap- fist church, ! ~ a 2 PRESIDENT — Dr. John C. Mc- Gill hag been elected Chief of the Medical Staff of Kings Mountain hospital for the com- Medical Staff Taps McGill Dr. John C. McGill, senior partner in MdGill Clinic, has been elected Chief of the Medical Staff of Kings Mountain hospi- tal. The Kings Mountain medical doctor succeeds Dr. Charles Adams as president for 1972-73. Other new officers are Dr. Thomas G. ‘Durham, yice-presi- dent, succeeding Dr. Sam Robin- son; and Dr. Frank Sincox, sec etary-treasurer, succeeding Dr. Joe Lee. The new officers were elected at the annual meeting Monday. Band Concert Thursday 7:45 A Christn¥® concert by the bands of Kings Mountain high school and Central Junior high schoo] eighth and ninth grades will be presented Thursday, De- cember 16th, at 7:45 p. m. dn [Central school auditorium. There is no admission charge. Director Donald Deal said the 78-piece KMHS band would play a number of standard band numbers in additional to season- al music. He said the eighth and ninth grade bands would also ‘perform. Director Deal said 15 high school bandsmen have been se- lected on basis of individual audi- tion to perform with the All State band at Ashbrook auditor- dium in Gastonia in January. Hhey _arelrelou Easley, Joe Deal, Deb- bie Lee, Meredith McGill, David Stone, Duan Deal, Diane Bolin, Glenn Harmon, Thomas Hinton, Lou Bryat Vickie Huckey, Jane Talbert, Glenn Stawles, Gene Mc- ‘Clain and Doug Bell. WSCS Service Monday At 7:30 New officers of the (Women’s Society of Christian Service will be installed Monday night at 7:30 in a candlelight service at Cen- tral United Methodist church. A fellowship hour will be held after the service, Bonuses, Gifts Are In Store For Employees Kings Mountain industrial em- ployees could look forward this week to Ohristmas holidays and some could anticipate some ex- tra Christmas cash in the form of gift checks. Holidays will vary from two to 10 days, some beginning Wednes- day. Some firms will write Christ: mas #hecks to employees of five years or more service to receive four percent of earnings and em- ployees with less service to two percent of earnings. Some companies will present gifts to employees in the form of gift certificates, turkeys or hams. Several firms are planning plant parties and dinners. Longest holiday will be observ- ed by employees of Mauney Hos- ieny Mills where the plant will olose on Wednesday, recpening on January 3. Bonuses and gilts will be presented to employees and the annual plant party will be held on next Thursday night at the American Legion lbuild- ing. Carolina Throwing Company employees will observe the holi- days from Wednesday at 7 a.m. until Monday morning at 7. Bon- uses and gifts will be presented to employees. The annual plant party for employee and their families will be held on Wednes- day evening at the American Le- gion building. Bonuses and gift certificates will bt presented employees of Mauney Mills. This firm will close on Tuesday, reopening on Decem- ber 28th. Oxford Industries will cease operations at 12 noon on Thurs: day, Dec. 23, reopening after the holidays on January 3. Employees will be invited to choose their own Christmas present from a catalog and bonuses will be paid in the form of paid holidays for eligible employees. Those with five years or more service will receive a week's pay. All em: ployees will be treated to a din- ner on December 23rd at the plant and office employees and supervisors will hold a party al the Community Center tonight. Employees of Phenix Plant of Burlington Industries will observe the holidays from Wednesday through December 26th, reopening on Monday. Bonuses will be paid employees based on length of service. Christmas treat bags will also be presented, as customary, to children of employees. K Mills will close at 7 am. Christmag Eve, reopening at 11 p.m. Sunday, December 25th. Gift centificates will be presented to employees. ‘Neisco, Ine, will close with the second shift on Wednesday, re- opening on December 27th at 7 a.m. Giftg will be presented to employees. Sadie Cotton Mills will close at 6 a.m. on Christmas Eve and some operations will not cease during the holidays, said a plant spokesman. Full operations will resume on Sunday, January 2. Bonuses, based on length of serv ice and earnings, and gifts will be presented all employees. Kinder Manufacturing Company will observe a two-day holiday, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and will also close on New Year's' Eve and New Year's Day. Bonus payments will be made. Kings Mill will close for the holidays at the end of the sec: ond shift on Thursday, reopening on Sunday at the beginning of the third shift at 9 o'clock. Several firmg had not yet com- pleted ‘holiday schedules and these will be announced next American Legion Christmas Party For Needy Children Sunday 230 American Legion Post 155 will sponsor its annual Christmas party for needy children Sunday at 12:30 at the American Legion building. Manager W. D. Morrison said that the party will be for chil- dren only. Parents will not be permitted inside the building. Transportation will be furnished if needed. Morrison said children must have a ticket in order té be ad- mitted. The tickets are being dis- tributed to the needy children through the schools. Santa Claus, of course will be on hand to distribute treats and gifts to the kids. Broyhill Seeking Sixth House Term Representative Ends Speculation On Senate Bid Congressman James TT. Broy- hill (R4{10th District) last week filed with the North Carolina iBoard of Elections for re-elec- tion to the United States House of Representatives. The Lenoir legislator is seeking his sixth term in the U.S. Congress. Broyhill was first elected to Congress in 1962 in the old 9th district. After re-districting in 1957, his home county of Cald- well was placed in the 10th dis- rict. At the time of filing Broyhill states, “Continued service in the House adds to a member's influ- ence, knowledge and responsibil- ity. My additional seniority in committee and in the House can be an advantage for the people ——————— of the district, Also, as 1 seek another congressional term, I want to ¢ontinue my practice of close contact with the peole I serve by use of personal visits, questionnaires and newsletters.” Broyhill continued, “The first duty of a congressman is to vote on legislation. But I also believe that the congressional office should be one of service. That is why 1 have always tried to make myself available to individuals to aid them with their problems in any way that I can. This prac- tice will continue.” In commenting on speculation that he milzht seek state-wide office, Broyhill stated, “I have stated over and over that I will not be a candidate for statewide office. The reason that T am of- ficially filing this early is to put a stop to all rumors and specula- tion about what I intend to do.” The 10th district is made up of seven counties under the new con- gressional district plan (Alex- ander, Burke, Caldwell, ICataw- ba, Cleveland, Gaston and Wa- tauga). In his five terms in con- gress due to re-districting, Broy- hill has served 18 North Carc- lina counties. He is presently serving on the powerful House Interstate and Foreign Commerce committee and is the senior minority mem- ber of the Commerce and Finance subcommittee. He is also number two in seniority on the House Se- lect ‘Committee on Small Busi- ness. He serves as Republican re- gional whip for the southeastern states and has been unanimously elected by his colleagues to rep- resent the southeastern states on the House Republican policy com- mittee. School Holiays Begin On Friday Christmas holidays for ztudents and teachers will begin with close of classes on Friday. Classes will resume on January 3rd. Gas Service Calls Are Set at $5 Service calls by the city nat- ural gas department now cost $5 according to city commission action Monday night, when the service fault is not the city’s. The commission accepted this and other service recommenda- tions of Jerry White, gas sys- tem superintendent, Others: 1) A service man will be on call 24 hourg daily, seven days per week. 2) The department, will in- spect installations of private firms. 3) Parts will not be furnished by the department. 4) Spring cutoff and fall light-up policies remain the same. SEEKS RE-ELECTION — U. S. Congressman James T. Broyhill | has filed for re-election to the U. S. House of Representatives. He seeks his sixth term. US 74 Staking Early In 72 The west portion of the US 74 by-pass will be put out to stak- ing alter the first of the year, R. W. McGovern, chief location en- gincer of the State Highway com- mission told the Herald Wednes- day. Mr, MdGowan volunteered, “We shall do our hest to minimize property damage on the west seg- ment.” He referred to property owner complaints on the western seg- ment mapped as Alternate II and which the highway department staff has recommended. The proposed route followg the same course as the original (now tagged Alternate I) first mapped in 1965 to Cansler street, where Alternate II veers to the north. Stores Open Later For Yule Shoppers Kings Mountain stores are re- maining open later to accommo: date Christinag shoppers. Stores are open each evening until’ 8:30 p.m. until Christmas with ped hours to be ob- served on Christmas Eve by most merchants, Retailers report good selections of merchandise. The Kings Mountain post office, reporting a brisk business, re- minded patrons that the post office will be open all day Sat urday. 16 Petitions Are Remanded To Petitioners By MARTIN HARMON \ Sixteen petitions for street im- provements, approved by the city commission on a “when-and-if- funds-are-available” basis, and not yet honored, were remanded to petitioners Monday night for re-signing under new assessment policies which will raise the as- sessment bills considerably. Under terms of the resolution, the sixteen petitions will retain their pricrity positions if re-sub- mitted under the new policies pri: or to July 1, 1972. Oldest unhonored petition is for both paving and curb-and- gutter on Meadowbrook Read, from Hillside Drive to dead end, approved “when-and-if” on June 15, 1967. Other petitions outstanding and their approval dates are: 12-30-68 Mauney Curb & Gutter 3-11-69 — Williams Street-Edge- mont Dead End, Paving 5-14-69 — Henry Street, Paving: Curb & Gutter 6-10-69 — Jolly Street Fulton, Paving T-2869 — Wateroak - Avenue, - Maner - Margrace to Ark, Curb & Gutter 10-1469 — 3. Gofor'h - King Mountain, Curb & Gutter 9-9-70 — Bennett Drive - Chest: nut to Branch, Curb & Gutter 9-9-70 Pineview - Crescent Hill Road to End, Paving - Curb & Gutter 5-26-71 Princeton, Curb & Gutter Paving - 6-18-71 — Wilson - Falls - Mon ta Vista, Curb & Gutter 6-10-70 — Fulton Road - Mar: grace - 200 Block, Curb & Gutter 42870 — Hillside - Meadow: brook to Marion, Curb & Gutter 6-18-70 — Falls - Wilson to Mon- ta Vista, Curb & Gutter 9-970 — Joyce - Meadowbrook to Hillside, Curb & Gutter 11-10-70 — Henry and Ellen- wood, Curb - Gutter and Paving. Cline ‘Motion Costs Him $360 ay W. Cline, chairman of the street commit- tee, commented Monday night as he moved acceptance of his dommittee's report greatly in- creasing street improvement as- sessmentg to property owners, including those on 16 streets already approved by the com- mission: “It catches me, too. I'm on one of those 16 petitions. Catch him it did, in the a- mount of $360 differential on bs asi s of the most recent bid of Commissioner $2.55 per lineal foot for curb- and-gutter. Commissioner Cline owns 300 feet of frontage on Fails street, which would have resulted in an assessment of $150. At $2.55 and two-thirds the cost, his bill will be $510. Children’s Party Wednesday At 7 The annual Sunday School Christmas party will be held at First Presbyterian church Wed- nesday evening at 7 p. m. Members of the Junior choir will present special music and treats will be distributed to all the children. Santa Claus will also be pres- ent as special guest. Funeral Conducted On Wednesday For Mrs. C. T. Carpenter, Sr. Funeral rites for Mrs. Aileen Ormand Carpenter, 74, wife of Charles Troy Carpenter, Sr., were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 4 p. m. from Central United Methodist church of which she was a member. Rev. Paul Waugh officiated at the final rites, and interment was in Mountain Rest cemetery. Mrs. ‘Carpenter succumbed to cancer Tuesday morning at 2 a. m. in the Kings Mountain hos- pital. She had been in ill health for several months. A native of ‘Greenville, S. C,, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Batie Meek Ormand Mrs. Car- penter had lived almost all her life in Kings Mountain. She was a graduate of Kings Mountain high school and at- tended Davenport college in Le: noir and Woman's college in Greenshoro. Before her mar- riage October 12, 1920, she work- ed in the offices of the former Dilling Mill. She was a former member of Kings Mountain chapter 123, Order of Eastern Star, and of the Thursday Afternoon Book club. She and and her husband cele- brated their 50th wedding anni- versary last October. She was active in Central Methodist church, a life mem- ber of the Women's Society of (Christian Service and a ‘charter member and active in the Daugh- ters of Wesley Class, In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Charles Troy Carpenter, Jr., of Kings Mountain and 'Meek Car- penter of Greenville, S. C.; two daughters, Mrs. John Dilling and Mrs. John Butler Plonk, both of Kings Mountain; one sister, Mrs. 0. P. Lewis of Kings Mountain; one brother, Hugh Ormand of Kings Mountalin; grandchil- dren and one great grandchild. 14 Active pallbearers were Fred Withers, John O. Plonk, Otis Falls, Jr., Dan Finger, John C. Smathers and Wilson Griffin, » TO SEEK OFFICE — Roy Sow- ers, Jr. formally announced his candidacy for the Democratic ncmination for lieutenant gov- erncr Thursday. Roy Sowers Is Candidate Roy Sowers, Jr, a former Sanford manufacturing execu- tive who has held top state jobs for the past three years, formal- ly announced his candidacy for the Democralic nomination for lieutenant governor Thursday. The announcement from Sow- ers, who resigned last week as secretary of the newly created State Department of Natural and Economic Resources, had been expected for some time. Sowers, who had previously headed the State Department of Conservation and Development, said he believes the pecple de- serve a lieutenant governor “who is unafraid to offer his of- fice and leadership to legislation that is needed” and “a legislative leader willing to use the legisla- tive process to build an economy in North Carolina that offers opportunity for every working man and woman in our state.” A native of Sanford, Sowers attended Campbell college and university in 1948 with a degree graduated from Wake Forest in business administration. A three - act Christmas play, “Christmas Stranger,” will be presented Sunday night at 7 p. m. at Love Valley Baptist church. The program is under the di- rection of Mrs. Ollie Van Dyke. Following the program, ‘Santa Claus will present gifts and treats around « 1i:hted Christmas tree. Rev. Earl Redding, pastor of the ‘church, invites the interested community to join in the pro- gram. ' Jaycees Seek Man Of Year The Kings Mountain Jaycees will again this year honor a Boss of the Year, a Young Man of the Year, and a Young Educa- tor of the Year. The : conn nominates the Young Man of the Year and the You ng Educator of the Year. The Boss of the Year is selected by the Jay- cees. Any person wishing to make a nomination for Young Man of the Year or Young Educator of the Year may mail nomina- tions to Kings Mountain, Jay- cees, Box 303, Kings Mountain. Nominees must be between the ages of 18 and 33. Winners will be honored at a banquet in Janu ary at which Lt. Gov. Pat Tay lor will be the speaker. Jaycee project chairman Vice President John Mitchell. Christmas Week Herald Day Early Next week's edition of the Herald will appear under date of Wednesday, December 22, with the edition to be publish- ed on Tuesday night. Pictures should be at the Herald not later than Saturday at noon. Advertising deadline wili be Tuesday at noon. The edition will contain sea- son's greetings from business firms and special Christmas features, as well ag regular news content, is ~ Street Cost Improvemenis Revised Upward By MARTIN HARMON The cost to property cwners of city street improvements — both for developers of residential sub- divisions and for property own- ers of already developed areas — escalated considerably Monday night, The city commission recommendations of committee to alter follows: 1) For residential sub-divisions, developers henceforth will be re- quired to defray full costs of in- stallation of curb-and-gutter and paving, with the exceptions that the city will reimburse the de. velopers for paving of street in- tersecticns and for the difference in paving costs over 40-foot width. 2) For other property owners, the city has resumed policies of some years ago. For paving, own- ers on each side of a street will} pay one-third each, the city pay- ing the remaining two-thirds. The will pay for tions of curb-and-gutter, the two-thirds the accepted its sweet policies as city inters¢ streets, For ownerg will pay cost, with the city paying one- third. The commission resolution fur- ther edicted that 16 improvement petitions already approvtd be re- manded to the petitioners for re- peitioning under the new pay- ment schedule. Foul teen of the 16 petitions are for cusb-and-guiter for which the current assessment for several years has been 50 cents per lineal foot. The most recent contract re- ceived by the city for curb-and- gutter, Spangler & Sons low bid: der, was for $2.55 per lineal foot. On basis of the most recent bid price, the owner of a 100foot frontage lot would now pay an assessment of $165.35, compared to $50 under the old price. The paving assessment has been 50-cents per lineal foot for 18foct wide streets, 60 cents per fcot for an 18<foot strip with burm. Paving assessments late considerably, but comparison of the one-third figure to the flat charge is difficult, since costs vary somewhat, depending on terrain. The developer has enjoyed the same assessment schedule as the property owner in developed areas for both paving and curb- wd-gutter. The developer's in- creases will be far greater in both categories — but even more- Fight will esca- Continued On Page TAPPED — Grover Postmaster Fain Hambright has been nam- ed deputy director of the 10- state Southern Region of the National Leciyue of Postmas- ters. Hambright Area PM Official Grover Postmaster Fain Ham- bright has been named deputy director of the National League of Postmasters 1)-state Southern region. Hambright was notified re- cently by Eugene Dalton, nation- al president, that the league's board of directors had approved the appointment. Responsibilities of the post in- clude representing individual post- masters at the regional level. Regional headquarters for the professional organization are in Memphis, Tennessee. Hambright, who has served as postmaster in ‘Grover since 1961, will undergo a training program at the league's national head- quarters in Washington, D. C. early next year.

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