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KIN08 MOUNTAIN. NORTH CABOUNA 88088 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER t, 1878
$1,5 Million Printing Firm
Coming To Kings Mountain
Noiick Brother*, Inc., a national
corporation that print* bualne**
form*, 1* coming to King* Mountain.
L. E. (Jo*h) Hlnnant, chairman of
the mayor'* Induatrlal committee,
•aid the firm ha* purchased the
former Horizon*, Inc. furniture
buUdlng on U. S. Hwy. 38 foUowing
two month* of negotiation*.
Production 1* expected to begin
pending approval of the *ale of In
duatrlal Revenue Bond*.
Ronald Norlck, productlm vice
praaldent of Norlck Brother*, Inc.,
*ald that almoat all negotiation* for
the purchaae of a buUdlng and *lte
have been completed, induatrlal
revenue bond* to be aold have
already been underwritten, he eald,
and wUl be available for sale a* soon
a* authority for the eale 1* given.
The Cleveland Count Board of
Oommlealoner* la e]q>ected to ap
point member* to the county Indue-
tiial revenue bond authority, which
oversee* laauance of the tax-free
bond*, on Tuesday and Noiick 1*
expected to request approval to *eU
- In Gaston Superior Court
Walter Etters Found
Guilty In Shooting
Walter* Winfred Etters of King*
Mountain was found guilty last week
In Superior Court In Oaetonla of
felonious assault In the May 31
shooting of a Oastonla man.
Judge Harry Martin ruled there
was no evidence that Etters acted In
self-defense In the shooting of Bobby
Dockery, 31. Judge Martin delayed
sentencing for a pre-sentence In
vestigation by the probation
The Jury was out for an hour
before finding Etters, a one-time
teacher and now self-employed auto
mechanic, guUfy, of assault with a
deadly weapoh Inflicting sertous
.. speaUng tonight
Doug Mayes, the editorial
voice of Jefferson-Pilot Broad
casting, Is guest speaker at
tonight’s dinner-meeting of the
Kings Mountain Klwanls Club.
A veteran Carolina* radio and
TV newsman, Mayes Is still seen
conducting WBTV's "On The
Square" people Interviews.
Energetic and Involved In the
community, Mayes Is a member
of the American Cancer Society
Board of Directors, Lay Ad
visory Board of the SsUvatlon
Army and a member of
Providence United Methodist
Mayes Is a S8rd degree Mason
and shrlner and this year la
serving as Potentate of Oasis
Shrine Temple of Charlotte. In
this capacity Mayes travels all
over the country on behalf of the
ahiine and the Shrlners Bum
Hospital for children.
The Klwanls Club meets
tonight at 6;4B p. m. at the KM
Woman'* Club on E. Mountain
St. and the wives of club
member* have also been Invited
Kyle Smith is In charge of the
The prosecution contended that
Etters cursed Bobby Dockery, his
brother, Randy, and their wives In a
Charlotte restaurant, then followed
them at high speed back to Oastonla
where Etters, the Dockerys
testified, then shot Bobby Dockery
In the hip and along the head.
Msirtha Ellis, a witness for Etters,
said the Dockery group was loud and
obnoxious In the Charlotte
restaurant and that they called her
names. She also testified that after
leaving the restaurant that one of
the Dockery group threw a bottle
and smashed the windshield of
Etters' car a:id 'Jiat lEtiei-s followed
them to Oastonla to get their tag
Etters contended Bobby Dockery
was advancing on him with a broken
beer bottle sind Randy Dockery was
approaching b n with a two-by-four
plank and tht Is when he got a .33
caliber plsto' from his car to warn
them off. Etters also stated that
Randy Dockery struck him from the
blind side with the plank and that the
pistol discharged accidentally. He
told the court he saw Bobby Dockery
fall, but that he wasn’t aware he was
shot until he read about It In the
$1.3 million In bonds.
The Kings Mountain plant would
produce business forms for auto
dealers and would serve the entire
eastern tmd southeastern United
States. The only other production
plant for the company Is located In
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Cbst of moving the Atlanta plant to
Kings Mountain and establishing It
here Is $1.6 million.
Production Is anticipated to begin
In late February.
Cbmm. L. E. (Josh) Hlnnant of
Kings Mountain, who has been In
volved In the negotlatlans with
Norlck for the past several months,
said the 88-year-old company's
reasons for coming to Kings
Mountain are that a suitable
building Is available, the state has
light-to-work laws, the corporation
Is Interested In beginning to operate
In smaller towns and have a possible
availability of Industrial revenue
bonds and that their biggest com
petitor Is opening a plant In
If authority Is not approved by the
local group for Issuance of the bonds
and by the Local Oovemment
Commission, Norlck said the
compsuiy will look elsewhere for
locating a plant.
The KM plant would Inltisdly
receive two employes from the
OkUhoma City plant and hire an
additional dozen people from the
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On Next Monday
The second annual John H. Moss
water festival will be held Monday
beginning at 10 a m.
The festival will feature two water
ski shows by the Buffalo Ski Bees,
one at 11 a. m. and the other at 4 p.
Also, there will be a day-long boat
and camper display on the parking
SIGNS PROCLAMATION - Mayor John Moas,
seated, proclaims next week ae "Youth Encounter For
Oirlst’’ week In Kings Mountain. A week-long Crusade
begins Monday at John Gamble Stadium with Rev.
Photo By Gary Stewart
Alfred Wright bringing the messages. Watching Moee
sign the proclamation here are, left to right, Wright,
Rev. Clyde Bearden and Jonas BrMges.
Gamble Stadium^ Sept, 6-12
Myrtle Hall Is Special
Guest At Youth Encounter
Miss Myrtle Hall, talented young
black soprano with the Billy
Graham Team, has thrilled vast
audiences across America from
New Yorii City to Los Angeles,
Caltforp*A. as well •* 1"'
Miss Hall will Mng at the Greater
Kings Mountain Youth Encoimter.„
(or Christ at Gamble Stadium-'
This gifted soloist was discovered
by Cliff Barrows, mutoc director for
evangelist Billy Graham, duiir.g a
Christmas sing In their mutual home
town of Greenville, S. C. Barrows
recognized natural talent In an at
tractive, Intelligent, committed
young lady, he recalls. She was the
hit of the community music event
and drew strong financial and moral
public support for her musical
Barrows followed up hie flrsi
Introduction to Myrtle Hall by
asking her to sing for the Southern
Piedmont Crusade that was held in
Greenville in March, 1988. She ac-
—Vl8d and has been singing in Billy
Graham Crusades ever since.
During these years she also was
trained at the JullUard School of
Music In New York City, as well ae
completed her degree at Sterling
High School In Greenville.
As her soprano voice has Im
proved with professional training, so
has her public acceptance. Myrtle
was chosen the first place winner In
the Negro Musicians Association’s
competltlan In Chicago. This cash
award is another on the list that
began with winning In the Ted Mack
Amateur Ointeat In 1964.
Mias Hall, 38, has sung on national
televlslcxi several tlmee during the
Physical Education Under Title Nine
A Matter Of Interpretation
By GARY STEWART
No person shall... on the basts of eex, be excluded from participation
In, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any
education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
So rezuls Title Nine of the Education Amendments of 1973, which
became effective a year ago and which Is now beginning to stir the
emotions of some parents whose children are affected by the law.
The law la simple. Schools cannot refuse a student admittance to a class
on the basis of race or sex. But how the law is Interpreted Is another
And how the law is Interpreted In regard to physical education classes
Is a touchy matter.
In Gaston Ctounty, the schools are mixing P. E. classes and many
parents are protesting. The school system says It's only obeying the
federal law. The disturbed parent who called this newspaper says he’ll
refuse to let his Junior high school age daughter to take physical
•(kicatlon classes with boys.
Furthermore, the parent claimed, the schools have Instructed the
students on what they could and could not wear to gym classes, and he
claimed the dress was to be tight shorts and T shirts.
Ray Shelton, physical education director for Gaston Clounty schools,
eaye the schools have no rules on dress, but he did affirm that boys and
girls are. Indeed, mixed In physical education Claeses.
"The law specifies that you may separate students by sex for such
activities as wrestling, football, or any other contact activity," says
Shelton, "but they must be scheduled In the classes without regard to
The penalty for the schools not complying, Shelton said. Is the possible
loss of all federal funds.
"The law was studied tor several years," noted Shelton, "and went Into
effect July 31,197B. We have until July 31, 1978 to comply. All secondary
school systems In the nation have to do It by then It Includes every course
In your school. I think there has been more attention paid to physical
education because that's where It was so common to divide classes by
Shelton said several Gaston Oounty schools, particularly the elemen
tary schools, had mixed physical education classes last year. He said
most of the grades (K-13) wUlbe mixed this year.
"There may be a few places we can't quite go all the way this year," he
said. "But we’re going to make a sUrt to the extent we can.”
The Kings Mountain school system, however. Is Interpreting the law
somewhat different than Its Gaston County neighbors. Here, students In
grades K-S have mixed P. E. classes, and so do some students In grades
10-12. Central School (grades 6-7) and KM Junior High (grade* 8-9) have
separate classes but on occasion they come together (or certain ac
tivities, such as volleyball and dancing.
Superintendent of schools, Don Jones, said he Interprets the law to
mean that If you have an activity for boys, you must have the equivalent
(or girls. For example. If you have baseball for boys, you must have
softtiall for girls. If you have a boys tennis team, you must have a girls
tennis team or girts must be allowed to play on the boys team.
"There's no regulation that would require mixing them,” Jones said.
"We've studied these things pretty carefully. As long as you've got the
equivalent, nowhere do I find they would have to participate together.”
Assistant Superintendent Bill Bates, who Is KM’s Title Nine director,
said the KM elementary schools have mixed classes and the P. E. teacher
spends one day a week at each school. The senior high school has some
mixed classes but P. E. on that level la not required. It's up to the student
to decide what courses he or she wants to take.
"In sports such as archery or golf," he said, "you’ll find both boys and
girls participating. But In wrestling, football and other contact activities,
you'll have boys only.”
In all Instances where there are mixed classes. Bates said boys and
girls are In their eepsuate dressing facilities at the same time and then
gather In the gym or playing field at the same time.
Kings Mountain has no drees requirement, although uniforms are
available and students are urged to use them.
At the Junior high, where P. E. Is required. Bates said there are four
Instructors, two men and two women. They conduct classes at the same
time and often at the same place (either In the gym or on the playing
field) but seldom mix activities except possibly (or volleyball or dancing.
Bates said he has been to several HEW-q>onsored workshops on Title
Nine and feels sure the KM school system la In compliance with the
federal guidelines. He has many forms which must be completed and
filed with HEW as each step of Title Nine Is Implemented and as yet has
received no Indication that the local schools aren’t within the law.
"I think sometimes we read more Into something than U really there,”
he said. "It may be that we may have to mix our ninth gr-de but I (eel like
Bates said students have been advised of the law and brochures have
been sent to parents. If anyone (eele they have been discriminated
against, there's a procedure to follow where they could appeal to the
office of civil rights.
Thus far. Kings Mountain has received no complaints.
.... sings In Crusade
past few years. Judging from the
maU received at the Billy Graham
headquarters In Minneapolis,
Minnesota, she la very popular
with the viewing audiences who
watch Billy Graham meetings.
Presently, Miss Hall la singing at
Billy Graham Associate
Evangelists' meetings, as wall as
major Crusades, and ie concertlzing
extensively and making ap
pearances at various other ac
Myrtle Is currently representing
The King's College as an Artist In
W(hereas, the youth of our Great
Nation Is our greatest hope (or ths
Whereas, It Is most Imptvtant that
our youth practice the hipest moral
and ethical principles, and
Whereas, the Christian religion
and the teachings of Jesus Christ
embody the highest Ideals and the
moat practical principles of life (or
the world, and
Whereas, the United States of
America has traditionally supported
the teachings at Christ and the Holy
Now, therefors, I, John Henry
Moae, by the power vested In me as
Mayor of ths City of Kings Moun
tain, North Carolina, do hereby
proclaim the zveek of September 6-
13, Inclusive as Youth Crusade for
Christ Week and urge all our cltlsans
to participate In this most Important
event for the betterment of us all.
JOHN HENRY MOM
City at Kings Mountain