Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 1979-current, November 20, 1980, Image 1
^5<?e4 Herald To Publish Wednesday Next Week B«cauM of tho Thanksglring Holiday noxt Thundery, tho Horald will publish only ono papor noxt wook. Tho Horald will publish on Wod.. Not. 26. Doadllno for odvortlslng will bo S p.m. Monday and doadlino for nows copy will bo 10 a.m. Tuosday. Thursday 20‘ Volume 93, Number 75 Kings Mountain, North Carolina Thursday, November20, 1980 • • # • • • • • KM Does It Again Kings Mountain cltlsons have done It again and despite high unemployment have attained the 1861 United Way campaign goal. Mvk Wilson, drive chair man, announced at Tuesday night's annual awards banquet that the goal of ISS.BOO.OO has been raised, with reports still to be heard from at least one soliciting group which should bring the total amount In pledges and cash-on-hand at 188,000. "I want to personally thank all the division chairpersons and all contributors who helped bring this campaign to a successful conclusion,” said Wilson. Mr. Wilson also took the occasion to present a special award, a plaque, to Rev. Clyde Bearden, chairman of the Mlniaterlal Association group which topped Its goal and raised $077 and to commend other leaders for high achievement with certificates of appreciation. Including Becky Seism, advance gifts which raised $8,068 with a goal of $3800; City of Kings Mountain, Gene Tlgnor, with $1330 collections; Pat Cheshire and the Commercial division raised $8,838, the Kings Mountain Hospital division led by Ron Bagwell almost doubled Its goal, raising $3,888; and the Industrial division led by Alex McCollum and lAvonne StrlckUind went $3,000 over gosd with a whopidng total of $86,363. The Postoffice staff, led by Nancy Ross, raised $100 and the KM Schools, led by BUI Davis, raised $3,380 which also represented an Increase from last year’s giving. The Professional Division, of which Steve Crosby Is chairman, has not completed Its soUcltatlon work and Is expected to make final reports this week. United Way President Terry SeUers presented the coveted President’s Award for out standing participation and leadership to Ron BagweU of the KM Hospital staff and a special award to retiring United Way secretary BUI Russell. Mr. RusseU presented the President’s plaque to Dr. Sellers In appreciation for dedicated service to the United Way. Engraved pewter mugs and certificates to divisional leaders and Industrial Chairman Alex McCollum presented citations to Foote Mineral Company, Lithium Corporation of America, Martin-Marietta, Tultex Yarns, Harrison Machine Shop, Phenlx Plant of Burlington Industries, DiUlng Heating, Clevemont Mill, Elaton Corporation, Monsanto, Thermoco Welco, Spectrum, J.E. Herndon Co., Champion Landscaping, Carmet Co., Klnmont Industries, Sadie MUls, Dicey MUls, Parkdale MUls, Park Tam MUls, Kings Mountain Knit, AnvU Knit wear, Mauney Hosiery, Cleveland Hosiery and special awards to Mrs. Maude Norris of Anvil Knitwear, which doubled employee soUcltatlon from last year, to OaU Ward, at Chrmet, where there was in creased employee soUcltatlon, Lavonne Stclkland, Robbie Kemper of Foote Mineral Cb., Paul Dover of Tultex Ysutis, Dan Grady of Burlington MUls, UNITED WAY LEADERS — Dr. Terry Sellers, left, president of United Way, congrertuiates Campaign chairman Mark Wilson on completion oi a successiul drive and presents him with a plaque. RusseU Greene of Clevemont MIU and Lee McIntyre of Sadie MUls. H.A. Thompson, WBT Radio and TV personaUty, was guest q>eaker at the awards banquet at KMSHS Cafeteria and delighted the group with humorous stories and a phUosophy gleaned from 17 years In the broadcasting business, seven as an an nouncer and disc Jockey for WTB radio. His highly rated midday radio program Is popular with audiences becuase of the clever Ustener participation on the telephone. Congratulating the 1981 volunteers, Thompson cited enthusiasm and good salesmanship as winning Ingredients. “Five weeks ago, WBTV’s Doug Mayes kicked off the campsLlgn and tonight I am pleased to congratulate you on the results which wUl help many people and that’s what It’s aU about. United Way represents how people feel about themselves and how they feel about others. Times change and goals change, said teh speaker, who disagrees with people who say that the good old days were In the early 1900’s. “The good days are now, despite high unem ployment figures, negativism, and the economy. Nostalgia Is fUn when people remember the good times, but not the bad, and when we realise tluti we have better schools, hospital^' more churches than aU other generations before us we can affirm that the Great New Days are getting better,” he declared. Peter Aurebach, representing North Carolina United Way, congratulated Kings Mountain citlxens for their efforts over many years In going over the top to help others. Agencies supported by United Way 1961 will Include American Red Cross, $10,000; Boy Scouts, Piedmont Council, $8,000; Cleveland County Association for Retarded Cltlsens, $600; Cleveland County Shelter Home, $3,700; Community Organization for Drug Abuse Prevention, $1,000; Girl Scouts, Pioneer Council, $6,800; Grover Rescue Squad, $3,000; Kings Mountain High School Band, $1,000; Kings Mountain High School Chorus, $800; Kings Mountain Emergency Services, $3,000; Kings Mountain Rescue Squad, $7,000; Ministerial Helping Hand Fund, $8,000 and North Carolina United Way, $4,140.00. vA UNITED FUND VOLUNTEERS HONORED - Bill Russall, lefL secretory, Mork Wilson, cam- poign choirman. Dr. Terry Sellers, United W<iy President, guest speaker HJL Thompson, Rev. Clyde Bearden and Ron Bagwell are Photo by Lib Stewart honored lor leadership in the United Way drive lor $53,500 which topped its goaL Bagwell received the coveted President's Award lor outstanding leadership ot the awards banquet Tuesday nighL 80 Units In Parade A total of 80 units will par ticipate In Kings Mountain’s Christmas Parade which Is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 80th. Co-Chairmen Gene TTgnor and Pete Peterson said tht additional entries are Invited and that church and-or civic groups wishing to enter floats and units should contact a member of the Kings Mountain Fire Department. C.J. Underwood, popular WBTV entertsLlner with "The Carolina Camera” will serve as the parade grand marshal. Beauty queens, floats, tho lOngs Mountain Senior High School Band, and church. Scouts suid civic groups have entered units In the 1980 parade. Among area beauty queens e}q>ected to psirtlclpate In the parade are Miss Spar tanburg, Miss Gaston College, CJ. UNDERWOOD Little Miss Apple Queen, Little Miss N.C. Apple Queen, Little miss Shelby and Little Miss Ch^ver. Church groups sponsoring Goare To Speak floats In the parade are Central United Methodist Church, Temple Baptist Church, Cherokee St. Biq>tlst Church, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Trinity Church of the Living God and Penley’s Chapel Methodist Church, Joan Baker’s Modeling School will be featured and a WSOC-TV helicopter will appear In the parade. Santa Claus will be the star of the show and will round out the units as they form on East Gold Street, In the area of Mountain Rest Cemetery, IH^>ceed up North Gaston St., to West Mountain St., turn left on West Mountain St., and to Cherokee St., turn left on Cherokee to East Gold, right on east Gold to S. Battleground and light to West Mountsiln St., turn left, cross the railroad and disband on West Mountain St. REV. J.C.OOARE Rev. J.C. Goare, pastor of Kings Mountain Baptist Church, will deliver the ser mon In the traditional com munity-wide Thanksgiving service Wednesday night. The service, to which the community Is Invited, will be held at 7:80 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. It Is sponsored by the Greater Kings Mountain Ministerial Association. Other Kings Mountain ministers participating In the program are Rev. Harwood Smith, president of the association; Rev. Fred Wells, Rev. George Sherrill, Rev. Pruella Kilgore, Rev. Ancel Center, Rev. William Tyson, Rev. Gary Bryant, First Presbyterian pastor, and Steve Hundley, assistant minister at First Presbyterian Church. Special music will be sung by the Presbyterian Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Darrell Austin. Rev. Allen Jolley, minister of music at First Baptist Church, will lead congregational singing. ”We Invite the community to worship together In this special servlc of Thanksgiving,” said Rev. Graham Wood, publicity chairman for the Kings Mountain Ministerial Association. FLAG POLE DEDICATION - Spwtlrum Presi- dant Doug Blanchard roads tho inscription on a bronso plaquo honoring tho lato Bulord Photo by Lib Stowart DoForo during a Hog polo dodicotion coromony at tho plant Tuosday. Spoctrum omployoos look on. Spectrum Honors DeFore Doug Blanchard, president of Spectrum Fibers, Inc., paid tribute to the late Buford Voss DeFore "for his Inspiration and guidance which meant so much to the employees of Spectrum Fibers, Inc.,” Tiiesday as the plant dedicated a flag pole in DeFore’s memory. Friends of the late Vice President of Manufacturing and employees of the plant stood In silent tribute to DeFore In a misty rain while President Blanchard read the Inscription on the bronse plaque at the flagpole from which the American flag flies at the plant. Mr. DeFore was remembered tor his sense of humor, his fighting spirit, his toughness, fairness, his loyalty, his professional (Cont On Page 2) Photo by Lib Stewart WELCOME TO SPECTRUM — Charles O'Bryant, Vice President of Manufacturing ot Spectrum Fibers, Inc. Eings Mountoian plant welcomes Compony President Doug Blanchord to Kings Mountain Tuesday for Hag pole dedication ceremonies honor ing the lote Buford DeFore.