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VOLUME 93, NUMBER 82
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1980
PRICE 20 CENTS
Down For Christmas
With few exceptions, Kings
Mountain citizens looked for-
ward this week to some surcease
from work during the Christmas
And, most industrial
employees could look forward to
the holidays—with pay.
Fund Drive Started Here
For Rare Leukemia Victim
Three weeks ago Scott Car-
rigan, 11, was a normal healthy
boy who was active in sports. He
was looking forward to receiving
a new catcher’s mitt from Santa
Today the youngster, son of
former residents Bill and Pat
Brooks Carrigan, is fighting for
his life in the University of
Florida Medical Center. Exten-
sive testing has revealed that the
boy has a rare form of leukemia.
The Carrigan family is praying
for a miracle.
Kings Mountain relatives said
the child complained with “feel-
ing bad” three weeks ago and
almost overnight developed blue
spots on his face and body. He
also suffered from loss of ap-
Friends of Missionary
Methodist Church have in-
itiated a Scott Carrigan Fund
Drive to help the family defray
the costs of medical bills. An ac-
count was opened this week at
First Union National Bank.
Citizens wishing to contribute
should make checks payable to
Scott Carngan Fund, in care of
~Buell-or , Jimmy Carrigane824
Other members of the Car-
rigan family include two adopted
children, Daren, age 15, and
Tonya, age 13. Before the family
moved to Florida, Mr. Carrigan
worked at Kinder Manufactur-
Scott is a sixth grader in the
Ocala School System.
Kings Mountain grandparents
are Mr. and Mrs, Arthur Car-
Clothing, Furniture Needed
For Burned-Out Family
The four room frame home of
Dale and Vickie Dunn Mcintyre
was gutted by fire Monday after-
noon and the family lost all their
furniture and clothing in the
blaze which apparently started
from faulty wiring in the electric
Kings Mountain Fire Depart-
ment, Bethlehem Fire Depart-
ment and Oak Grove Fire
Department responded .to the
alarm. Mr. Mcintyre was in the
yard of his home working on his
automobile and Mrs. Mcintyre
and their three children were
away at the time. McIntyre said
he tried to re-enter the burning
house by knocking the door
down but the heat was so intense
that he could not. An electric
cook stove which had been
“straight wired” was blamed for
the fire, said Fire Chief Gene
Tignor. He said that Fire Mar-
shal Delane Davis is continuing
his investigation of the incident.
TRACKS BEING LOWERED -
Chief Tignor said the house is
owned by Blue Bird Mobile
Homes and is located on U.S. 74
West across from Royal Motel.
Friends of the young couple
are beginning a drive this week
for furniture and clothing for the
family. The mother wears a size
7-8, the father wears a medium
size shirt and 28-31 pants, and
the children wear sizes 5, 6, and
two. The family includes a five
year old girl, a six year old boy
and a one year old baby.
Tignor said that furnishings
were bably smoke damaged and
the kitchen area was completely
gutted. He said that firemen
were able to salvage some of the
children’s Christmas toys and
presents, which were stored in
another part of the house.
Call Mrs. Dolly Herndon at
7396854 or 739-8770 if you
have clothing and furnishings to
donate to the burned-out family.
Plant vacations, varying trom
two and one-half days, to 12
days, will begin this weekend for
most industrial employees.
Kings Mountain school pupils
and children will begin a holiday
Friday at 1:30 p.m., returning to
the classrooms on Monday, Jan.
Kings Mountain city govern-
ment employees will get a two-
day holiday on Christmas Day
and on Fri., Dec. 26th. Perma-
nent employees receive a week's
holiday pay after a year’s service.
Employees with less than a
year’s service. Employees with
less than a year’s tenure receive
one-twelfth of a month’s pay.
Mauney Hosiery will suspend
operations at close of the first
shift today (Thursday) and
employees return to work Mon.,
Dec. 29th. Bonuses will be paid
and employees, their wives and
husbands, will gather for a
Christmas party tonight at
Shelby Elks Club.
Park Yarn Mills will close
Wednesday at noon, for a.two
and one-half day holiday.
Bonuses and turkeys will be
presented to employees. A
children’s party was held at the
plant Friday and Santa Claus
was on hand to distribute
Christmas stockings to the
Eaton Corporation will sus-
pend operations at end of the
afternoon shift Dec. 23rd for the
holidays and employees wil
return. ta. work Mola Jan. Sth,
Christmas gifts will presented
and a Christmas party for the
children is planned.
Clevemont Mills will close at
end of the afternoon shift Tues-
day, reopening on Jan. Sth. Paid
holidays and gifts will be given
and a Christmas dinner will be
served in the plant.
Sadie Mills will suspend opera-
tions at 6 a.m. Christmas Eve
and employees return to work at
10 p.m. Sun., Dec. 28th. Bonuses
and gift certificates will be
presented. Christmas dinner was
served on all three shifts Mon-
Phenix Plant of Burlington In-
dustries will close all next week
for the Christmas holidays.
Vacation pay will be given and
Christmas dinner was served on
all three shifts Thursday.
Employees return to work Dec.
Cleveland Hosiery, Can-Do
Hosiery, and Lyn-Tex Hosiery
will suspend operations at 3 p.m.
Dec. 18th with employees retur-
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Photo by Lib Stewart
Kings Mountain to allow shipment of heavy
crews from Southern Railway Company are equipment through town.
pictured lowering the Southern tracks in
ON THE SQUARE — Doug Mayes. WBTV per-
sonality, brought his “On The Square” feature
to Kings Mountain Tuesday and taped four
features for airing on Channel Three. Mayes
and his cameraman are pictured above listen-
Photo by Gary Stewart
ing to kindergarten students from Bethware
School sing Christmas carols. The final two
features from Kings Mountain will be shown
on WBTV on the six o'clock news tonight and
the Top Of The Day program at noon Friday.
Sheriff Allen Resigns
Cleveland County Sheriff
Haywood Allen resigned Mon-
day, ending a 30 year career in
Chief Deputy D. Dale Costner
was appointed sheriff of
‘Cleveland County by the Coun-
id Board of Commissioners.
Alien, ‘Who has been in poor ©
health for several years, under-
went open heart surgery last
year. “Due to my health I find it
difficult to carry on,” he told the
commissioners, adding, “I am
most grateful to the members of
the sheriff’s department for their
support and their tireless efforts
to carry on during my illness. I
feel that it is only fair to the
The Chestnut Ridge
Volunteer Fire Department is
sponsoring a big public auction
Friday at 7 p.m. at the Kings
Mountain National Guard Ar-
Hundreds of items will be for
sale, including 40 to 50 pieces of
antique glassware, tools, linens,
automotive items, baked goods,
new jackets and sweaters, gar-
ment items and jewelry.
All items are new and were
donated by area businesses and
“This is the ideal way for area
citizens to get a good buy on
their Christmas gifts and help
the fire department at the same
time,” said Larry Pearson, a
member of the department.
The Chestnut Ridge
Volunteer Fire Department was
organized several months ago
and this is one of many projects
it is sponsoring to raise funds for
a building and equipment.
Southern Railway Company
has notified town officials that
the company plans to lower the
tracks through Kings Mountain
in order to haul heavier loads of
A representative of the com-
pany conferred with Mayor
John Henry Moss last Friday.
Mayor Moss said Southern
Railway has not given him a
timetable as to date the project
will be completed.
The Mayor said Southern
Railway will be hauling heavier
equipment, some of which
weighs 320 tons, to a nuclear
plant in South Carolina. Lower-
ing the tracks will permit the
trains to navigate the bridges.
department that I resign.”
Allen, 64, was first elected
sheriff in 1950 and took office in
1951. He followed in the
footsteps of his father, Irvin M.
Allen, who served in the same
position from 1928 to 1933.
Allen’s son, Woody, is a deputy
Allen is mar=-
ried to the former Magel Stewart
of Kings Mountain.
Costner, 47, is a native of
Cleveland County and a resident
of Route 1, Lawndale. He has
been with the sheriff’s depart-
ment since 1956, when he
became its fourth deputy. The
sheriff’s department now
employes 53, including 34 sworn
PICKING OUT TREE - It's beginning to look a lot like
Christmas as area citizens are busy decorating their homes
and trees. Christmas tree lots are packed daily. In photo
above, Denise Falls of Kings Mountain purchases a tree from
the Kings Mountain Jaycee lot at Herald Publishing Co. and
gets some help carrying it to the car from Jaycee Mike Neely.
The Jaycees are on duty each night at their lot at the intersec-
tion of East King and Canterbury Road. Purchases during the
day may be made at the Herald's Hallmark Gift Shop.
Photo by Gary Stewart