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KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA t80M THURSDAY, AUGUST S, 1»7«
To Employ 60
IFise k Newest Industry
Wlae Induatiiea, Inc., manufac
turer of textile machlnedy, la a new
IQnga Mountain Induatrtal cltlsen,
the mayor’a Induatry-aeeklng
committee announced yeaterday.
Oo-chairmen J. OlUe Harrla and L.
E. (Joah) Iflnnant said the manufac
turer of textile opening and feeding
equipment with aalea, engineering,
manufacturing and oervice
operatlona haa moved from
AFTER VOTES - Waverly AkJna
Wake County wae In Klnga
Mountain Friday campaigning for
the Democrat nod In the Aug. 17
primary to run for lieutenant
governor. He advocatee for Tar
Heele a fair ahare of federal tax
doUara, economic and Induatrlal
growth and effective capital punlah-
For Economic Growth
Akins Feels Strong
"Taxation doea not create wealth.
Induatrlal growth createa wealth,"
Waverly Aklna aald recently In
Aldna ,.la a candidate In the
Democrat primary Aug. 17 for
lleutenauit governor. Laat Friday he
was In Cleveland County telling
votera what he atanda for In hla queat
for lieutenant governor.
"Thla atate and Ita leadership la
going to have to make the develop
ment of economic growth and Indua-
trlallaatlon one of Ita atrongeat
commltmenta," he aald. "We are
losing high paying Induatry to other
states because other states are
making very attractive com
mltmenta to the Industry."
Aklna said Business Week
magazine recently published the
opinions cf Industrialists from all
over the nation and those (pinions
were that North Carolina Is the
second most attractive state to In
"But 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
Induatry In. North Carolina has not
had the money, staff or Initiative to
compete In many cases."
As lieutenant governor, Aklna said
he would not make wild promises,
but he would work with all governing
bodies In the atate for a cooperative
program to bring In higher paying
He said over the next 10 years
North Carolina la going to have to
create 40,000 jobs each yeu* just to
"In every area we have been
, during this campaign," he aald, "we
have not found anyone opposed to
having new Induatiy brought In. I
The Red Cross bloodmoblls
returiM to Kings Mountain Monday
tor a one-day visit at the Community
Canter on Cleveland Ave.
Donors wlU be processed In an
upstairs room of the facility from 11
a. m. until 4:80 p. m.
^’Klnga Mountain fell behind in
blood collection at the most recent
visit", said Lyn Chaahlre, "and
everyone la asked to make a special
effort for this visit. Blood la very
Bessemer City and Into a new
building In KM Industrial Park.
The total pUnt when completed
will iq>proxlmate 80,000 square feet
and will employ 60 pe<q>le.
According to Dan Wlae 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 monOis. 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 sind Installatlcm of Wise
equipment Wlae Industries’ cor
porate offices will also remsiln In
Bessemer City, which Involves both
sales and engineering.
The new diversified industry la
now Interviewing for specialised
people, said Mr. Wise, native of
Dallas, who said that Kings
Moisitaln 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.
don’t think that many local In
dustries are opposed because with
dtverslflcatlou the new Industry
would not be raiding established
firms because the skills required
would be d tferent."
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 Candlna.
Another area Akins feels strongly
about Is the return of tax doUsua to
North Carolina. The candidate ssUd
"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 fonn a
strong alliance to work towsu'd
bringing home our fair share of
those federal dollars.”
Akins said North Carolina could
put those dollars to good use In nuuiy
areas, such as Interstate highways
Unking the mountains to the coMt.
He said thla state ranks about
seventh In poverty auid 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 sUU another ana 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
$18,000 a day for the leglslatun 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 suid that North Carolina
will wind up with still another
Supreme Court decision.
~ "Our atate leadership," ha said,
"la 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.”
Kings Mountain has been assigned
a priority status for Its grant ap
plication to the N. C. DqMutment of
Human Resources for financing
constructliMi of a water supply
The $880,000 project Includes
construction of a waste treatment
facility for backwash watM* and
sludge from the BlUson Water
TVeatment Plant, and additional
distribution mains and eonnecUons
and tle-lns within the existing
The state grant ottered Is 1818,800.
The project Includes a grant from
the federal agencies of $840,000 and
the city’s share totals $97,800. This
ahare 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 $8,000 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, 380-gallons
per minute clear liquid return
pumps, one 80-gallons per minute
sludge feed pump antong other
The distribution system will
consist of a total of approximately
14,100 linear feet of 16 Inch, 30,880
linear feet of 13 Inch and 3378 Unear
feet of eight pinch mains phis con
nections and tie-ins with the existing
system at 13 locations and one
Providing the city agrees with
guidelines set down by the Depart
ment of Hunum Resources, division
of health services, the final approval
of the $313,800 grant will be made by
Sept. 1, 1976.
b Only 12 Days Away
Khigs Mountain area voters will
go to the polls In 13 days — on Aug. 17
— to take psirt In one of the most
hotly contested Primaries In the
history of North Carolina.
Locsd 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 38th Senatorial
District, where most local Interest la
centered, a total of 89 on the
Democratic ballot, 10 on the
RepidaUcan and six non-Partlaan.
Five are seeking the Democratic
nomination for Governor. They are
Edward M. O’Hetron, Jr., Jim Hunt,
George Wood, Andy Barker, Jr. and
Thomas E. Strickland.
Seeking the Republican Party
nomination for Governor are Jake
Alexander, Coy C. Prlvette, Wallace
E. McCall and David T. Flaherty.
Running for three seats in the N.
C. Senate 30th District are In
cumbents OlUe Harris of Kings
Moisitaln and Marshall Rauch of
Gastonia, Dean B. Westmoreland of
Grover, C. E. Leatherman, Mra.
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 Stejdienson, 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, Lattlmore dentist.
Watch Kickoff Slated
Cttlsens on Patrol In Emergen
That’s COPE sad kick-off for this
community watch program spon-
aoiwd by COPE and Kings Mountain
Police Department Is Tues., Aug. 17,
at 7 p. m. at Kings Mountain Com
CMme prevention through cltlsen
participation Is aim of Kings
Moisitaln’s first program of this
type, says co-ordinator Sam
Tesenlar, president of a lO-mamber
board Including Chief of Police Eart
COPE promotes a four-fold
theme: think how you can avoid
crimes, think prevention, act
prevention and be aware, says
Tesenalr who Is enthusiastic about
raspbnse by area Mtlsons.
Mr. Tesenlar said local civic
groups have joined the bandwagon
this week and that Interested
cttlsens 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 meetlnn will be held
with films and lectures on crime In
streets, burglary what to do In cases
of purse snatching, nqie, muggings,
hold-ups tai your buslneas, home,
how to enter your home at night,
vacation and homo security check
off lists, among other topics to be
explored by law enforcement of
ficers and other speakers.
Ptl. Houston Com Is KMPD crime
prevention officer on the COPE
board of dtoectors and Chief Uoyd
was Instrumental In organising the
program, national In scope.
and Dr. Eugene Poston at Bolling
Springs to oppose OOP Incumbent
Tenth District Omigreasman Jim
BroyhlU 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, Doughs
Dwight Cablness, Glenda W.
Greene, Edwin W. Hamrick and
Robert P. Lucm.
Vlelng for three seats ora the
Cleveland County Board of Oom-
mlsslanera sire Demoerats Ralph
Gilbert, Jack Palmer, Jr., John
Henry White, L. E. (Josh) Hiimant,
Hugh Dover and Coleman W.
In the Register of Deeds race,
three women are vising for election.
They are LaRue Hard Poston,
Margie Hoyle Rogers and Doris
For District Court Judge of the
37th Judicial District file race Is
between Ralph Phillips and Helen S.
William H. Morris and Berlin H.
Carpenter, Jr. seek the 37fii District
Court Judgeship and Lewis
Bulwlnkle and James T. Bowen seek
to become District Court Judge In
the 37th Judicial District.
For Secretary of State, Democrats
will choose between Thad Eure and
George W. Breece and Republicans
Come To KM
Ed O’Heiron, Jr., of Charlotte,
Democratic candidate for Governor,
brought his campaign to Kings
Moisitaln Wednesday. At presstlme
yesterday he was being ae-
cctnpanled by East Prednct Lesuler
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 speakere
for another hi a aeries of candidate
forums spoiMored by Young
Democrats of Cleveland County at
7:80 p. m. Thursday (tonight) at the
Law Enforcement Center In Shelby.
He wlU meet the press at 10 a. m.
Friday at Holiday Inn and from
Shelby will come to Kings Mountain
for more hand-shaking and
Jbn Hunt, Democratic candidate
for Governor, will be at Klnga
Moiaitaln City Hall next Wednesday
morning at 10:80 a. m. and Myers
Hambrlght, Beth ware Democrat
precinct leader, will accompany
Hunt on a tour at the city.
will choose between C. Y. Naimey
and Asa T. Spaulding, Jr.
In the race for atate treasurer.
Republicans will choose between
George B. McLeod and J. Howard
Coble. Democratic csmdldatee for
state treasurer are Lane Brown.
Harlan Boyles and dJack P. Jumey.
Three Democrats ore In the
running for state auditor and Include
Walter E. Fuller, Henry L Bridges
and Lillian Woo.
For commissioner of Insurance
the race is between Jeny L. Waters, ^
John R. Ingram and Jos^ih E.
Jessie Rae Scott, John Brooks, R.
J. Dunnagan and VlrgU McBride
seek the commissioner of labor post.
Benjamin Currln and Craig
Phillips are In the running for etate
superintendent of public Instruction.
There are a total of elx ballots:
non-partisan ballot for Cleveland
County Board of Education; OOP
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
CXxmty Officers; and Democratic
Primary Ballot for State Officers.
DR. E. GRAHAM FORREST
Dr. E. Graham Forrest at Winston
Salem will open his offices In Grover
Aug. 9 for the practice at denfistry.
The Forrest family, which In
cludes hla wife, the former iMaxIhb
FrancU of (Siarlotte, Is moving to
908 Parfcwood Road In Shelby.
Dj*. Forrest received hie B. S.
degree from the U. S. Military
Academy at West Point, N. Y. and
hla D. D. S. from the University of
North Carolina School at Dentistry
In Chapel Hill. He earned his
master’s from the University of
The dental clinic will be located on
Laurel Ave. in Grover.