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KINGS MOUNTAIN MIRROR
VOL. 89 NO. 19
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA 28086 TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 1078
COMM. HUMES HOUSTON
Houston To Head
Kings Mountain Emergency
Operations Committee will gather
= for its initial meeting Wednesday
night at 7:30 p. m. at City Hall.
The new committee of 16 citizens
was appointed by Mayor John Moss
this week after approval by the city
board of commissioners.
District Two Commissioner
Humes Houston will serve as
chairman of the committee.
Mayor Moss said he recom-
mended the formation of the Kings
Mountain Emergency Operations
Committee because of severe
weather conditions in recent years
which have warranted emergency
activities in this area and disaster
conditions in other parts of the state
and country. “I feel,” said the
Mayor, ‘‘that positive action should
According to Chairman Houston
the new committee is charged with
the responsibility to establish an
emergency plan for the city," in-
cluding a plan of evacuation,
medical service, shelter, food and
communications for citizens in
every section of the community.
Mr. Houston said he appreciates
the volunteers who have agreed to
serve on the committee, including
Dr. Thomas Durham, Grady
Howard, Senator Ollie Harris, L. E.
Hinnant, Police Chief Jackie
Barrett, Fire Chief Gene Tignor,
Delbert Dixon, Emmett Moss, Mrs.
Mary Timms, Charles Wilson,
Ernest Rome, Burris Ramey,
Schools Supt. William Davis, James
Adams, Jonas Bridges and Miss
At Moss Lake
Hydro Study To Begin
Harze Engineering, Inc. of _ proximately six weeks.
Chicago will begin the hydroelectric
plant feasibility study at Moss Lake
on Mar. 15.
Arthur Allen, vice president of the
firm, and Abner Evans, special
consultant, will conduct the study,
which is expected to take ap-
The study will be conducted at
the spillway site adjacent to the
water treatment plant on Moss
Lake. The city’s engineers, W. K.
Dickson and Company, will supply
mapping and data for the study.
Following the study the firm's
At Lithium Corp.
findings and recommendations will
be presented to the board of com-
Ifa hydroelectric plant is feasible,
according to Mayor John Moss, the
operation would generate electrical
power to operate the city’s facilities
at the lake. :
Miners Veto Union
Lithium Corporation mine em-
ployes have voted out the Oil,
Chemical and Atomic Workers
The union was voted in in Feb. 1074
and since that time employes have
been on a couple of one or two day
strikes and one in 1977 that lasted six
Keefer Ling, Lithium Industrial
Relations manager, said, ‘‘There
has been some unhappiness with the
union by its local members over the
way things have gone in the past. So,
they asked for and was granted a
decertification election last Thur-
Ling said when the vote was
tallied, 60 members were in favor of
dumping the union. Another 384
members voted to retain the union.
The election was held under the
supervision of the National Labor
Relations Board, after the board had
granted the Lithium mine employes
permission to conduct the election.
City Crews Gear
For Lake Project
Pre-construction talks on
development of recreational
facilities at Moss Lake were held at
city hall last Thursday with
recreational planner Gardner
Following the discussions at city
hall, Gidley, City Engineer Al
Moretz and other department heads
walked the boundaries at the lake
where construction is to be done
beginning around Mar. 18.
‘We staked off the : access road,
trailer and boat parking, patron
parking and boat launch areas on
the site,”” Moretz said.
Moretz said these areas will
receive first attention when con-
struction begins with attention
turning to picnic shelters and tables
and restroom facilities in the area
where about 50 camping sites will be
“We will also do some rough
grading for the access road to the
camping site,” Moretz continued.
“Actual construction of the sites,
plus control booths, an office and a
fishing facility will be done under
the third phase of planning.”
The current project is listed at
$100,000, using a $50,000 grant from
the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation.
The other $50,000 will be in-kind
contributions, or actual construction
work done by city crews.
The target date for completion of
swimming and beach areas will be
held until the construction is
finished. Other summer seasonal
lake activities will begin as usual.
Recreational uses for the lake
shores was developed by
Gardner Gidley and Associates of
Winston-Salem. Gidley has also
developed a plan for and
broadening the beach and swim area
of the lake, but that will come in the
Photo By Tom McIntyre
PRE-CONSTRUCTION TALK — Gardner Gidley (left), recreation
areas planner, discusses needs from city work crews once construction
begins on the second phase of development at Moss Lake. The work is
being done under a Bureau of Outdoor Recreation grant of $50,000, and is
expected to begin around the middle of March. Al Moretz, a city engineer,
is seen at the right.
Girl Scouts’ Turn
The Boy Scouts have had their day in local government and Mar. 13 it's the Girl Scouts’
The city commissioners approved Mon., Mar. 18 as Girl Scout Day in Government at the
Feb. 18 meeting and now members of local troops have been assigned to participate by
spending the day observing elected officials and city employes in action.
Twenty-six Girl Scouts will assemble in council chambers at city hall next Monday at 9
"a. m. to meet with the various officials and department heads to whom they have been
a routine day of observing, the Girl Scouts will conclude their activities by
attending the commissioners meeting next Monday night. The Scouts are expected to give
abrief report on their day during the meeting.
The following is a list of city officials or department head and the Girl Scouts assigned to
Mayor John H. Moss — Lindsay Holmes; District One Commissioner James Childers —
Elizabeth McGill; District Two Comm isssioner Humes Houston — Crystal Dixon; District
Three Commissioner Corbet Nicholson — Lori Herndon; District Four Commissioner
Norman King—Daun Brassell; District Five Commissioner William Grissom — Velma
Jordan; and District 8ix Commissioner James J. Dickey — Ametria Smith.
City Clerk Joe H. McDaniel Jr. — Angela Allen; Public Worxs Supt. Ed Dwyer — Kelly
Kay Kendall; Electrical Dept. Supt. Harry Wilson — Pamela Morrow; Gas Dept. Supt.
Jerry White — Deda Smith; and Fire Chief Gene Tignor — Dawn Morris.
Police Chief J. D. Barrett — Alison Champion; Det. Sgt. Richard Reynolds — Terry
Scarborough; Youth Officer Robert Dodge — Ladonna White; Crime Prevention Officer
Houston Corn — Connie Oates; Police Dispatchers Linda Hamm & Harvey Webb — Nelda
Fisher; Police Recording Clerk Pam Wilson — Amy Mayes; Police Secretary Marty
Southards — Mary Starnes & Sand Watterson; Sgts. L. D. Beattie & Bynum Cook — Lisa
Recreation Supt. Roy Pearson — Sophia Johnson; Animal Regulation Officer Grayton
Bollinger — Becky Holt; Fire Prevention Officer Mike Taylor — Donna Blackburn; Fire
Training Officer Frank Bums — Wendy Smith; and Codes Dept. Director Alvin Morets -
Photo By Lib Stewart
to developing the business community here. Seated left
to right: Mrs. Sara Griffin, Buford DeFore — chair.
man, and Charles Hamilton. Standing left to right: Rev.
M. L. Campbell, John O. Plonk and Dr. Charles Blair.
CORPORATION OFFICERS — These members and
“ others of the Kings Mountain Development Corporation
will meet again tonight at 7:30 at the Depot Center to
plan further on the organization, which will be devoted