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VOL. 87 NO. 81
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA 28086 THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1976
AFTER VOTES — Waverly Akins
of Wake County was in Kings
Mountain Friday campaigning for
the Democrat nod in the Aug. 17
primary to run for lieutenant
He advocates for Tar
Heels a fair share of federal tax
dollars, economic and industrial
growth and effective capital punish-
For Economic Growth
Akins Feels Strong
‘‘Taxation does not create wealth.
Industrial growth creates wealth,”
Waverly Akins said recently in
Akins is a candidate in the
Democrat primary Aug. 17 for
lieutenant governor. Last Friday he
was in Cleveland County telling
voters what he stands for in his quest
for lieutenant governor.
‘“This state and its leadership is
going to have to make the develop-
ment of economic growth and indus-
trialization one of its strongest
commitments,” he said. ‘‘We are
losing high paying industry to other
states because other states are
making very attractive com-
mitments to the industry.’
Akins sald Business Week
magazine recently published the
opinions of industrialists from all
over the nation and those opinions
were that North Carolina is the
second most attractive state to in-
" we are not attracting in-
dustry as we should,” he continued.
‘South Carolina, for instance, has a
more philosophical program than
North Carolina and that state is
pumping over two and a half million
dollars into its program to bring
industry in. North Carolina has not
had the money, staff or initiative to
compete in many cases.’’
As lieutenant governor, Akins said
he would not make wild promises,
but he would work with all governing
bodies in the state for a cooperative
program to bring in higher paying
He said over the next 10 years
North Carolina is going to have to
create 40,000 jobs each year just to
“In every area we have been
, during this campaign,’’ he said, ‘‘we
have not found anyone opposed to
having new industry brought in. I
The Red Cross bloodmobile
returns to Kings Mountain Monday
for a one-day visit at the Community
Center on Cleveland Ave.
Donors will be processed in an
upstairs room of the facility from 11
a. m. until 4:80 p. m.
“Kings Mountain fell behind in
blood collection at the most recent
visit’, said Lyn Cheshire, ‘‘and
everyone is asked to make a special
effort for this visit. Blood is very
don’t think that many local in-
dustries are opposed because with
diversification the new industry
would not he raiding established
firms because the skills required
would be d fferent.’’
Akins said the educational
process, community colleges and
technical institutes, must help by
offering a diversification of skills
courses in order to help attract the
needed industry to North Carolina.
Another area Akins feels strongly
about is the return of tax dollars to
North Carolina. The candidate said
“North Carolina is being «short-
changed on refunds. A lieutenant
governor cannot do anything
significant about changing this all
alone, but, again he can work with
local governing bodies to form a
strong alllance to work toward
bringing home our fair share of
those federal dollars.”
Akins sald North Carolina could
put those dollars to good use in many
areas, such as interstate highways
linking the mountains to the coast.
He sald this state ranks about
seventh in poverty and those dollars
could be put to effective use com-
batting this problem.
‘““The money is there,’ he said,
“but we are not getting our fair
share. It's been my experience that
you have to fight for it. It's not going
to come to you unless you do fight for
And still another area Akins feels
strongly about is a special session of
the legislature to settle the question
of North Carolina's unconstitutional
capital punishment law.
“I would like to see a special
session no later than the end of
September to draft a constitutional
law,’’ he said. ‘The people of North
Carolina want this. I feel this six or
eight month delay is something
being perputrated by the anti-
capital punishment forces. They say
it will cost too much. It costs about
$16,000 a day for the legislature to
meet and using the Georgia or
Florida laws, our state could have
an effective capital punishment law
in less than a week.’
Akins said he feared that the
delays will also cause the legislation
to be broaden into general criminal
law reforms and that North Carolina
will wind up with still another
Supreme Court decision.
‘Our state leadership,” he said,
‘is going to have to catch up with the
people in many areas. The needs of
the people must come first and it will
take strong commitment to do that."
To Employ 60
Wise Is Newest Industry
Wise Industries, Inc., manufac-
turer of textile machinery, is a new
Kings Mountain industrial citizen,
the mayor's industry-seeking
committee announced yesterday.
Co-chairmen J. Ollie Harris and L.
E. (Josh) Hinnant said the manufac-
turer of textile opening and feeding
equipment with sales, engineering,
manufacturing and service
operations has moved from
Kings Mountain has been assigned
a priority status for its grant ap-
plication to the N. C. Department of
Human Resources for financing
construction of a water supply
The $850,000 project includes
construction of a waste treatment
facility for backwash water and
sludge from the Ellison Water
Treatment Plant, and additional
distribution mains and connections
and tie-ins within the existing
The state grant offered is $213,500.
The project includes a grant from
the federal agencies of $640,000 and
the city’s share totals $97,600. This
share will come under the city’s
Community Development fund block
grant in next year’s allocation.
The city has also been approved
for a grant of $5,000 from the N. C.
Department of Natural and
Economic Resources for assisting
the community with the expansion of
its planning and management
Construction of the waste treat-
ment facility, according to the grant
application, includes necessary pipe
lines, a concrete backwash water
and sludge holding tank, 250-gallons
per minute clear liquid return
pumps, one 80-gallons per minute
sludge feed pump among other
The distribution system will
consist of a total of approximately
14,100 linear feet of 18 inch, 20,350
linear feet of 12 inch and 2,875 linear
feet of eight pinch mains plus con-
nections and tie-ins with the existing
system at 12 locations and one
Providing the city agrees with
guidelines set down by the Depart-
ment of Human Resources, division
of health services, the final approval
of the $212,500 grant will be made by
Sept. 1, 1976.
Bessemer City and into a new
building in KM Industrial Park.
The total plant when completed
will approximate 30,000 square feet
and will employ 60 people.
According to Dan Wise of
Bessemer City, president of the
company, the first stage of the
project, 18,000 square feet, has just
been completed and first shipment
was made yesterday. Second stage
of the expansion will begin in ap-
proximately eight months. Wise
Industries will retain its plant in
Bessemer City in which one half of
the plant will be operated by
Combined Systems, Inc. subsidiary
of Wise and involved primarily in
service and installation of Wise
equipment. Wise Industries’ cor-
porate offices will also remain in
Bessemer City, which involves both
sales and engineering.
The new diversified industry is
now interviewing for specialized
people, sald Mr. Wise, native of
Dallas, who said that Kings
Mountain was chosen as site for the
company because of the good at-
titude toward industry by Mayor
John Moss and his industry com-
‘“We welcome this new industry to
Kings Mountain,”’ said the mayor.
Is Only 12 Days Away
Kings Mountain area voters will
go to the polls in 12days — on Aug. 17
— to take part in one of the most
hotly contested Primaries in the
history of North Carolina.
Local voters will have no less than
nine choices for the Governor's race,
10 choices for the Lieutenant
Governorship and seven choices for
three seats in the 25th Senatorial
District, where most local interest is
centered, a total of 59 on the
Democratic ballot, 10 on the
Repuljlican and six non-Partisan.
Five are seeking the Democratic
nomination for Governor. They are
Edward M. O’Herron, Jr., Jim Hunt,
George Wood, Andy Barker, Jr. and
Thomas E. Strickland.
Seeking the Republican Party
nomination for Governor are Jake
Alexander, Coy C. Privette, Wallace
E. McCall and David T. Flaherty.
Running for three seats in the N.
C. Senate 26th District are In-
cumbents Ollie Harris of Kings
Mountain and Marshall Rauch of
Gastonia, Dean B. Westmoreland of
Grover, C. E. Leatherman, Mrs.
Helen Rhyne, Marvin J. Don Shields
of Shelby and John Eaker.
The Lieutenant Governor's race,
especially on the Democratic side,
also shapes up as an interesting one.
Democratic candidates are
Kathryne M. McRacken, Waverly
Akins, Herbert L. Hyde, Jimmy
Green, Howard Lee, John M. Jor-
dan, E. Frank Stephenson, Jr. and
C. A. Brown, Jr.
On the Republican side, can-
didates are Odell Payne and William
For members of the N. C. House
from the 40th District voters have a
choice of three among Incumbents
Robert Z. Falls, Robert A. Jones,
Edith Ledford Lutz and William J.
DeBrule and T. Wayne Smith.
Democrats will choose between
Dr. Jack Hunt, Lattimore dentist,
Watch Kickoff Slated
Citizens on Patrol In Emergen-
That's COPE and kick-off for this
community watch program spon-
sored by COPE and Kings Mountain
Police Department is Tues., Aug. 17,
at 7 p. m. at Kings Mountain Com-
Crime prevention through citizen
participation is aim of Kings
Mountain's first program of this
type, says co-ordinator Sam
Teseniar, president of a 10-member
board including Chief of Police Earl
COPE promotes a four-fold
theme: think how you can avoid
crimes, think prevention, act
prevention and be aware, says
Tesenair who is enthusiastic about
respdnse by area citizens.
Mr. Teseniar said local civic
groups have joined the bandwagon
this week and that interested
citizens are invited to an in-
troduction of the program via a film
to be shown by Chief Lloyd Aug. 17.
COPE is a radio watch by citizens
who report crimes or fires directly
to the police department.
Monthly meetings will be held
with flims and lectures on crime in
streets, burglary what to do in cases
of purse snatching, rape, muggings,
hold-ups in your business, home,
how to enter your home at night,
vacation and home security check.
off lists, among other topics to be
explored by law enforcement of-
ficers and other speakers.
Ptl. Houston Corn is KMPD crime
prevention officer on the COPE
board of directors and Chief Lloyd
was instrumental in organizing the
program, national in scope.
and Dr. Eugene Poston of Bolling
Springs to oppose GOP Incumbent
Tenth District Congressman Jim
Broyhill in November.
Voters will choose from six can-
didates three members of the
Cleveland County Board of
Education. They are Charles C.
Akers, Zeno T. Borders, Douglas
Dwight Cabiness, Glenda W.
Greene, Edwin W. Hamrick and
Robert P. Lucas.
Vieing for three seats on the
Cleveland County Board of Com-
missioners are Democrats Ralph
Gilbert, Jack Palmer, Jr., John
Henry White, L. E. (Josh) Hinnant,
Hugh Dover and Coleman W.
In the Register of Deeds race.
three women are vieing for election.
They are LaRue Hord Poston,
Margie Hoyle Rogers and Doris
For District Court Judge of the
27th Judicial District the race is
between Ralph Phillips and Helen 8.
William H. Morris and Berlin H.
Carpenter, Jr. seek the 27th District
Court Judgeship and Lewis
Bulwinkle and James T. Bowen seek
to become District Court Judge in
the 27th Judicial District.
For Secretary of State, Democrats
will choose between Thad Eure and
George W. Breece and Republicans
Come To KM
Ed O'Herron, Jr., of Charlotte,
Democratic candidate for Governor,
brought his campaign to Kings
Mountain Wednesday. At presstime
yesterday he was being ac-
companied by East Precinct Leader
Hugh A. Logan, Jr. on a hand-
shaking tour of the business district.
Women for George Wood,
Democratic candidate for Governor,
brought his campaign bus to Kings
Mountain Wednesday at noon and
their candidate for a stop-over at
Kings Mountain Postoffice and a
tour of the county.
Howard Lee of Chapel Hill,
Democratic candidate for
Lieutenant Governor, will bring his
campaign to Cleveland County and
Kings Mountain today and
Mr. Lee will be among speakers
for another in a series of candidate
forums sponsored by Young
Democrats of Cleveland County at
7:80 p. m. Thursday (tonight) &t the
Law Enforcement Center in Shelby.
He will meet the press at 10 a. m.
Friday at Holiday Inn and from
Shelby will come to Kings Mountain
for more hand-shaking and
Jim Hunt, Democratic candidate
for Governor, will be at Kings
Mountain City Hall next Wednesday
moming at 10:30 a. m. and Myers
Hambright, Bcthware Democrat
precinct leader, will accompany
Hunt on a tour of the city.
will choose between C. Y. Nanney
and Asa T. Spaulding, Jr.
In the race for state treasurer,
Republicans will choose between
George B. McLeod and J. Howard
Coble. Democratic candidates for
state treasurer are Lane Brown.
Harlan Boyles and dJack P. Jurney.
Three Democrats are in the
running for state auditor and include
Walter E. Fuller, Henry L. Bridges
and Lillian Woo.
For commissioner of Insurance
therace is between Jerry L. Waters,
John R. Ingram and Joseph E.
Jessie Rae Scott, John Brooks, R.
J. Dunnagan and Virgil McBride
seek the commissioner of labor post.
Benjamin Currin and Craig
Phillips are in the running for state
superintendent of public instruction.
There are a total of six ballots:
non-partisan ballot for Cleveland
County Board of Education; GOP
Primary Ballot for State Officers;
Democratic Primary Ballot for
State Senate and State House of
Primary Ballot for Member of
Congress; Democratic Primary
Ballot for District Court Judges and
County Officers; and Democratic
Primary Ballot for State Officers.
DR.E. GRAHAM FORREST
Dr. E. Graham Forrest of Winston
Salem will open his offices in Grover
Aug. 9 for the practice of dentistry.
The Forrest family, which in-
cludes his wife, the former ]Maxine
Francis of Charlotte, is moving to
908 Parkwood Road in Shelby.
D.r. Forrest received his B. 8.
degree from the U. 8. Military
Academy at West Point, N. Y. and
his D. D. 8. from the University of
North Carolina School of Dentistry
in Chapel Hill. He earned his
master's from the University of
The dental clinic will be located on
Laurel Ave. in Grover.