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VOL. 88 NO. 7
TUESDAY, MAY 10, 1977
By TOM McINTYRE
The City of Kings Mountain has
been notified of application approval
by the N. C. Department of Natural
and Economic Resources for a
$560,000 grant for improvements at
John H. Moss Lake.
Mayor John Moss made the an-
nouncement at Monday night's city
commissioners meeting. He said the
N. C. Bureau of Outdoor Recreation
must give final approval, ‘‘but I
foresee no problem with getting that
The $50,000 grant will be used to
construct a fishing pier, patron
parking area with 44 spaces, a boat
and trailer parking area with 22
spaces and an adjacent overflow
parking area at Moss Lake.
Mayor Moss said he was notified
by letter from Howard Lee,
secretary of the natural and
economic resources department of
the grant approval.
The curtain goes up tonight at 7:80
p. m. in B. N. Barnes Auditorium on
‘Lock, Stock and Lipstick,” a
hilarious three-act comedy to be
presented by members of the
KMSHS Senior Class.
Admission is $1 for students and $2
for adults. The play, set in the
counseling oifice of & righ school, is
under the direction of Gene
Wesley Narron as the high school
guidance counselor and Sharon
Pruiit as a young college student in
her first year of counseling have the
lead roles of the comedy. Narron,
who abhors the young teacher at
first sight and hates the litter of
fingernail polish she leaves behind
on his desk, learns to likeherand her
method of counseling problem
students. By end of the second act,
the play becomes almost a love story
as romance blossom among students
who visit the guidance counselors.
It is the annual senior class play
and 11 students have roles in the
The city’s new crime prevention
bureau is now located in the former
Kings Mountain Baptist Church
Scout Hut and the telephone number
Ptl. Houston Corn is the officer-in-
charge and invites local citizens to
contact him for speaking
engagements and demonstrations on
crime prevention. Home owners who
wish to have their residences
checked for security reasons and
suggested changes and additions are
also invited to contact Officer Corn
who said he would be happy to assist
home owners in making their homes
more secure against burglary and
A second staff change in the Kings
Mountain Police Department
assigns Ptl. David Bridges as
planner for the police department.
He is responsible for all planning,
evaluation of projects, surveys,
statistical data required by local,
state and federal governments on
, crime trends and analysis, working
with Chief Earl Lloyd on short range
and long range planning for the
Both new positions are funded
with federal Law Enforcement
Assistant Act grants obtained this
year by the city. A budget of $14,000,
with five percent furnished by the
city for the first two years, has been
allocated to the planner’s office. For
the crime prevention bureau, a
budget of $22,000 has been set up
with 96 percent local monies. The
van with printed materials, audio
visual aids, locks and other crime
prevention equipment for demon-
iv stration purposes, is on order.
THE TUESDAY EDITION
The application was made by the
Kings Mountain Lake Authority and
the city board and was supported by
the area senators and represen-
tatives in Raleigh. The mayor said
the application was submitted in
October 1976 and has taken until now
to receive action by the state.
‘“This construction is the second of
a five phase improvement plan at
the lake,” Mayor Moss said. ‘‘We
have about three more years to go
before we can have all of outdoor
recreational facilities planned
become a reality.’
Future programs will include the
construction of a marina, a services
building and a camping site with 88
spaces. Also a bath house and a
paddle boat dock.
Existing now is a boat launching
area, ramps, parking facilities, a
swimming beach and an ad-
ministration building. The lake is
now open for boating, skiing and
fishing. The swimming beach area
will be open to the public on Sat.,
May 28. The lake facilities will be
operational through Labor Day.
‘“The new grant and the programs
it will implement are most
meaningful to Kings Mountains and
area citizens,” the Mayor said.
‘We are grateful to our elected
representatives in the General
Assembly for their support and to
the state for its consideration.”
The entire five stage im.
provements program has already
been designed by Gardner Gidley
and Associates, outdoor recreation
planners of Winston-Salem.
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Kings Mountain Junior High
School will hold open house Tuesday
night from 7 until 8 p. m. and all
parents of students who will be at-
tending KMSH in the Fall are invited
to attend. :
A short program on orientation
will be given and an entertainment
program will be presented by The
Singing Teachers and Staff of Kings
Mountain District Schools under the
direction of Mrs. Darrell Austin.
Parents will be given an op-
portunity to tour the school and visit
with the faculty in the work areas,
said a spokesman, who added that
purpose of the orientation night
tonight is to help make the transition
to the next grade level as smooth as
possible for the students.
Present seventh graders at
Central School have participated
recently in special assembly
programs on orientation conducted
by counselors, assistant principal
and student body representatives to
prepare them for Junior High.
Student handbooks are being
prepared for distribution to the new
Junior High students.
Democrats Select New Officers
New Democratic precinct officers and convention
delegates were selected at meetings held in the East
and West Kings Mountain precincts last Thursday.
In the East KM precinct meeting held at the com-
munity center Charles Moss was re-elected precinct
chairman. In the West KM meeting, held at the armory,
Willard Boyles was elected chairman, replacing C. T.
Other officers elected in East KM include Hugh
Early, first vice chairman; C. A. Allison, second vice
chairman; Luther Bennett, third vice chairman; and
Bryant K. Grier, secretary-treasurer.
West KM Democrats also selected Willie J. Marable,
first vice chairman; ; Joyce Lee, second vice chair-
man; Tim Gladden, third vice chairman; and William
The East KM executive committee members selected
last Thursday include Kathleen Wilson, Rev. M. L.
Campbell, Hal 8S. Plonk, Bennett Masters and Jake
Crocker. West KM committee members named were
Roy Pearson, Elmer Ross, John White, D. C. Paysour
and Tom Trott.
The West KM precinct is the second largest in
Cleveland County with 28 votes. Twenty-eight persons
were named as delegates to the county Democrat
convention scheduled at noon June 18 at the old cour-
thouse in Shelby.
Those delegates include C. T. Carpenter Jr., Marion
Carpenter, Willard Boyles, Janey Boyles, Tim Gladden,
Rev. M. L. Campbell, Mrs. Norris Hunter, Kathleen
Wilson, Willie Marable, Joel Marable, Willlam H.
Hager, Ina Hager, Hal 8. Plonk, Bennett Masters, Betty
Masters, Dorothy S. Hayes, Julienne Hambright,
Myers T. Hambright Jr., Ms. Jake Crocker, Joyce Lee,
Stephen Lee, Jerry Kings, Mrs. S. P. Campbell, Gail B.
Campbell, Gail B. Grier, Victoria Bess, Katrina Burris
and Ursual Perry. Alternates include Ms. Elizabeth G.
Arthur, Marion Thomasson, George B. Thomasson and
Wiliam R. Grissom.
Delegates selected to the county convention from
East KM include Roy Pearson, Elmer Ross, John
White, D. C. Paysour, Tom Trott, Mrs. Mary Moss, Jim
Crawford, Mrs. Addie Grier, Bill' Cashion, Mrs.
Adelaide Allison, Mrs. Faye Paysour, Mrs. Katherine
Jamison and Mrs. Helen Logan.
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EXECUTIVE OOMMITTEE OF EATON OOR-
PORATION — Seated (left to right): President Paul A.
Miller and Chairman of the Board, E. M. de Windt.
Standing (left to right): Executive Vice President, Law
and Corporate Relations, Melvin C. Arnold; Executive
Vice President — Finance, J. Robert Killipack; and
Executive Vice President — Corporate Development,
Robert G. Brown. Portrait in background shows Josef
Oriel Eaton, founder of the company. They will be here
for dedication ceremonies of the new plant.
. The Executive Committee of
Eaton Corporation will be on hand
for the dedication of the
Mountain Plant of Eaton's Trans-
mission Division on Monday, May
16, it is announced by Robert L.
Richards, Group vice president —
Eaton's Executive Committee is
composed of the chairman of the
Board, E. Mandell de Winat;
president; Paul A. Miller; Melvin C.
Amold, executive vice president —
Law and Corporate Relations; J.
Robert Killpack, executive vice
president — Finance; and Robert G.
Brown, executive vice president
Corporate Development. Chairman
de Winat will deliver the main ad-
dress at the dedication.
The dedication of Eaton's newest
facility in the United States is
prompting the Committee's first
visit to the Kings Mountain com-
munity. The officers will be joined
by various other Eaton executives
from World Headquarters in
Cleveland, Ohio, the Transmission
Division in Kalamasoo and from
other Eaton facilities in the State of
The official dedication is sched.
uled to start at 10:30 a. m. It will be
followed by a plant tour and a lun-
cheon reception for invited guests
and plant employes.
The Kings Mountain Transmission
Plant is the fourth such facility of
Eaton's Transmission Division and
the 13th plant for the company's
Truck Components Group in the
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United States. Its dedication
culminates a major capital in-
vestment program that started in
1969, and channeled over $360
milion into new and expanded
facilities for the manufacture of
Eaton truck components products
worldwide. Overseas, this in.
vestment effort will similarly be
crowned with the dedication of
another transmission plant on June
14, 1977, at 8t. Nazaire, France. The
latter is the first new plant Eaton
has built on the European Continent.
For more information, contact
Eaton Corporation, Transmission
Division, Kings Mountain Plant,
Route 503, South, Kings Mountain,
North Carolina 28088.
Eaton’s Truck Components Group
is the manufacturer of heavy-duty
truck components including Eaton's
Fuller Roadranger twin coun.
tershaft and Eaton Snapper tran-
smissions; single anchor pin brakes,
anti-skid systems, trailer brakes
Eaton is a manufacturer of
products serving the capital goods
markets, and consumer and com-
mercial markets throughout the
world. Its products include truck
components, materials handling
systems, industrial power tran-
smission systems, automobile
components and controls, and home
and commercial security products.
Sales for the first three months of
1077 were $494 million. Net earnings
were $24 million or $1.8 per share.