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Kings Monntoin's Rslioble Newspapei
VOL 86, No. 15
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, April 15, 1971
PRICE TEN CENTS
Spectruai Textured Fibres Locating Plant Here
in Ward 5
Three niore candJ-ates enter
ed the politicteil arena this week
ereatinr a four-man race for
Ward 5 commissionor.
The. now candidates joining
Kelly Dixon and Ho^vard Shipp
in Ward 5 are Jonas Bridges,
nvari'ager ot Radio Station
WKliyfr, and Charles W. Farmer,
Who' rfe^des at 704 Landing St.
R0b;erts filed for
V^id'4 conunissioner to chal
lenge, iBCumibent Norman King.
' Still unchallenged are Ray W.
line, Ward 1 commissioner, W.
OSeimore) BSidix, Ward 2
tonmmissioner, Jim Diickey, Ward
46 commissioner, and P. A. Fran-
Icifi, outyide^ty candidate for e-
licction to the board of education.
I Roberts is a partner with I
his lather in Roberts Cash Gro-
i txry, is ojrrent president of KM
I Jaycees, arid is a memiber of
Kings Mountain Baptist church.
He served as an army para-
'trooper from 1957-59. Mts._ Ro-
' b. rts is rhe former Phyllis H«i-
r der«on. They have two chiJdren,
boy and a g<Iri.
^Jon^ Bridges came 4o Kings
intaln 18 years a^ ns jxm^-
a*ger of Rariio Station WK'MT.
Previously, 1^ had served in the
‘ rmy during the Korean Con-
li'ct and worked for a Columbiia,
S. C. television station.
lA native of Boiling Springs
And graduate df Ga-rdner-W^ibb
TOllege, he is son of Mra Robert
Bridges and the late Mr. Bridl.ps.
He is a past presL'ent of Kings
'Mountain Lions olub, the Kings
Mountain Chanrber of Commerce,
and serv'ed two terms as presi
dent of the Kings Mountain M:r-
^ants Association. H,e is a
iiember of First Baptist church.
■■ 'Mrs. Bridges is the former Do-
t s Siwnmerlin of Clover, S. C.
iliey are parents of two Chil
dren, Robbi.e, 14, and Paula, age
seven, and reside at 803 West
In his filing statement, Mr.
Bridges said: “I love Kings
Mountain. They’ve been good to
m^'. My only reason for filing is
that I’m trying to practice what
I preach dally on radio when I
invite citizens to take active in
terest in city government and am
Offering in tWait capacity, I have
no ulterior motives and no ax
to grind. I am for oonitinijed pro
gress of Kings Mountain.”
IMr. Park'T is an employee of
Oiarolina Throwing Company.
5-Je is a navy vet,eran and mem
ber of pief^ffhont Baptist church.
YThe candidates to date:
^iMaycr — Incumbent John Hen-
jry Moss and Robert G. Cox.
Ward 1 corpniissioner — Ray
\W. Cline, incumbent.
Ward 2 commissioner — W.
iSeimore Biddix, incumbent.
.Wani 3 comamissioncr — In
cumbent T. J. Ellison and Wll-
Ward 4 commissioner — In-
'(Continued On Page Eight)
CANDIDATE — Joncu Bridges*
manager of Radio Station
WKMT, paid his fiUng fee Wed
nesday oltemoon as o candi-
dote for Word V commissioner.
The city commission approved
two requests 'for reaonirig and ta
bled a tihhd fufttier stud/'
Opposition was voiced by €kd-
jacen't property owners to irezon-
ing eft 6.29 acres of land in Cres
cent HiHl where Hal S. and Fred
W. Plonk want to build 20 luxury
■alpairtments, C. B. Cash of Shelby
would be building the townhouse
apartments of one,two and three
bedrooms ranging in rent from
$130 to $150 per month. The com
plex, with 20 more apartments to
be added later, would Include a
swimming pool and putting
George Thoma.sson, represent
ing property owners opposing the
rezoning, said landowners with
combined holdings of 91 acres in
the area are opposed to the apart
ments being built there because
‘ithis would create a traffic prob
lem and would decrease the value
of property already there.”
I Forty-six new names were
, added to the city's pollbooks Sat
urday, first of three registration
days for the May 11th municipal
and school board elections.
Registrars will be at the poll
ing places again this Saturday
and on Saturday, April 25th to
■ register new voters or to inscribe
Most activity Saturday was re
ported by George Hard, registrar
in Ward V, who reported 19
names of new voters and one
Next busiest places were in
Ward in where Mrs. Ruth Bow
ers added eight new voters to the
books and recorded three trans
fers and in Ward IV where. Brooks
Tate added five names and made
R. D. Goforth, Ward II registrar,
added five new names and re
corded one transfer.
Mrs. Guy Trout, Ward VI regia
tra^, iMed sl^ new names to the
Mhldirig her own
her Htitsbanci’a, And Ward T m-
istrar C. L. Blade, reported three
I To Build Here
By MAiniN HARMON
i Wilco Truck Rental, home-<ba-
? sed at Nashville, Tem., will
■ build a terminal on Chapl<«|
II street, Derter Toper announced
dat City Htai’I Wednesday.
i I WH(» leases tractors and trailers
^ to industries, has 11 tractors and
. > 40 on lease to Kings Mountain
firm® now. '
EIGHTH CONTESTANT — Mpdg
Sellers became the eighth
testant in the Miss Kings
tain beauty pageant for/ 1|T1
this week. The Jqycees pagp^t
will be staged on April 24t|B ft
8 p.m. in Central school audi
torium ond will feature evenlflig
dress, swimsuit and toleat eetai-
lAnda Diane Sellers, 17, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene SeUerB,
is eighth candidate 'for the title
of ‘Miss Kings Mountain 197T."
Miss Sellers is a Jwior of
where alw Is active in %e Neiiim
Careeni the Choir 1^-
tTure Hfovoemalcete ot Americd.
She omgB tfi Che chol^ of P^le/s
The firm has poipchas rii
three-acre tract fronting on Char-»
les street and Interstate. 85.
The bulldibg, to measure 78 x
70 feet, is cxp^tcd to cos-t $a00,-
000. rt will of metal constnre-
tion, with a drivv-through wash
bay, tnyo driv^thpougb mechani
cal de^'-artmente, and a third sec
tion inclriiing offices, parts de
partment, drivtr’s room, and a
tira storalge room and rest roqm
Mr. Roper say» the Wilco com
pany owns 2000 piec.s of equip-
ttonl:, Distriot manager is Ro
bert L. Allin, of Charlotte.
NEW INDUSTRY OmOALS WITH MAYOR — Mcr^^or John Henry
Moss, center, shakes hands with Bishop Smith. Jr., president of
Spectrum Textured Fibres, Inc., after ho and John Karcher, left,
executive vice-president, detailed their plans for becoming ci
Kings Mountain industrial citizen. (I. G. Alexander photo)
The city commission Tuesday
night approve d, after i^ecommen-
daltion of Com-m. W. S. Biddix,
chairman, that a preliminaTy
tra'fPic flow and safety survey
nVadc of the city be siibmitted to
the State Highway Commission
for aiiivanced planning and ap
Recommendations, all approv
ed, by the Biddix-chaired coinTnlt-
1) temporary no parking signs
will be installed on Watterson
street from King to Waco road
until Cansler strict is open to
2) installation of a temforary
I traffic light at the initersection
Forty To Attoid
Forty teachers from Kings
Mbunwn Schools will attend an
Art Workshop on April 19, 20, and
I a, 1971* at the WeNreiementary
$phool, U was announced recent
ly fey .Dqnald D. Superin-
A ffne ed^arienal service pro-
by. »(?[iney ine.;
MMUTMifacttBurf<4 CRAYOLA ccay.^.
ona Attcl otfibr achooi art supplies, ,^ x.
the Workshop wfir be conducted I ^’mendation ^
by btra; J«ne Callaway, who i Moss, Tu^ay nighlt unan-
taught ex^lvely and -holds a 'adopted a n^solufion ap
Master's dei^ee from Columbia
Univepfity. . .
. The toacl^ers will spend fifteen
Other Spoils |
The city ixlnwni.ssian.
eant April 24Mi
She stands five-feet five
ta-ll and is brunette. ‘ .
Other contestants for
Kings Mountain 1971" to succeed
M'iss Linde Falls axe: dehble ^
TSmms, Deborah Bume, Laura'houni of tbelr own thne learning
Ann Hudson, Renee Goins* Ra^- about miodern creative art educa-
erine Ervin, Cathy Wilson and
The Jaycee-sponsored pageant
will be held the evening of April
24th dn Central Junior high school
tion and some of its materials
and tools. They will learn by do-
proving recreation on t he Kings;
Mountain Lake on -Buffalo Creek.
The mayor commented; ‘'‘With
the lake project 90-plus pt'rcent
complete, it is time to implement
a prograim to utilize this most^,
important project.” He said tlie ■
'Bob iB^adley, representfiig 82 j Piedmortt anU' Waco i^ads.
property owners favoring the re
zoning, said, "Kings Mountain is |
a growing comnrunity and needs:
some type of luxury apartmets.”!
"I see no reason why adjoining I
land would be devalued", he said.'
ed by Mrs. Callaway.
These techniques wtJl include
some of the uses of crayons, wat
er colors, poster paints, finger
paints, colored chalks, and mod
eling clay. Simple craft tech
niques will also be shown, giving
teachers an opportunity to work
Funeral rites for Mrs. Tinnie | paper, p^e and other ma-
Bel'l Lucas, 62, of Buffalo, New i terlaU to gain three-dimensional
York, mother of Rev. R. D. Lucas! Workshop
ing, rolling up t'heir sle(ves and i policy would insure the complete'
trying out the techniques present-1 development of the Kings Moun
tain water project.
3) 'instaUation of 35 miles per
hour signs on Cansl r street.
4) -checking of lilghting on the |
overhead bridge on U. S. 74 west
and install lights if need d.
5) request the IDr'hway Com-
Both attorneys presented peti-1 mission to install
tions favoring or opposing the re
The Zoning board had recom
mended approval of the rezon-
On nkotion by Mrs. O. O. Walk
er, seconded by W. S. Biddix, the
board voted to tiaiblc the request
for fuptiher study.
Ward VI Comm. Jim Dickey
asked Mayor Johir Moss if ® icom-
mittee should be appointed to
study the matter and report find-
'ir>gs to tlhc board. The mayor said
he "would be -happy t)o do so il
a motion was ma-de by the com-
mission." Thene was no motion.
On the other two zoning mat
ters, no opposition was voiced,
'(Continued On Page Bight)
on Highway 74
of Kings Mountain, were conduct
ed Wednesday at 2 p.m. from
Pilgrim Baptist church in Buiflfa-
lo, interment in the ohuilch cem
Mrs. Lucas died Saturday in
General Memorial hospital fol
lowing illness of one week.
Surviving, besides her son
here, are her husband. Eugene ,«>e teaehers arc also
Lucas: five sons. Alfred. James.' ^ave a curriculum
activities will be experiences
which -the teachers can relate to
their own classroom teaching.
School officials responsible for
the Workshop airangements, in
addition to ^perintendent Jones,
include Howard BrySln, Director ! Commiission with memborsliip to
of Instruction. | be made up of Kings Mountain
In addition to the 15 hour citizens."
The resolution, as adopted,
1) Plan total utilization of the
finished water supply to strve
anid bring the fuH.st benefits to
the citizens of Kings Mountain.
2) Develope the King.s Moun
tain water reservoir os a beajrttifui
and exciting Tecrea<tii>n area as
permitted by the North Carolina
Department of Water and Air Re
sources and North Carolina Slate-
•Board of Health under the t'om
plete control of the city govern-
-merat of King.s Mountain w<jrking
with a Kings Mountain
EVANGELIST — Rev. James P.
Stamey, pccstor of Elizabeth
Baptist church of Shelby, will
be evangelist for revival serv
ices beginning Sunday at Kings
Mountain Baptist church.
Stamey To Lead
Rev. James Stamey, pastor of
6) ref r a petition supporting ] Lewis,’ Herman and David Kin^^vJ^n
va ^Vk'inps all of Buffalo: four daughitere. nwn Af^l 26 at Kin^ Moun-
Shirley'and Linda Lou Lucas,
Mr.s. Louise Pearson and Mrs. Bet
ty Bennett of Buffalo, N. Y.; 26
grandchildren and -three great
a highway 74 bypass of Kings
Mountain to Roy Det^'mon, of
the State Highway Commission.
7) install automaitic gates at
railroad crossings on Maunlain
(Continued On Page Eight)
OUie Harris, Iim Has Developed
Vista Villas In Pasadena. Texas
Election Day is
Prank B. Glass
Post 981-1, Vet-
TOP 8FEUXR — John Gamble,
sixth grader, is winner of Weet
LMcbeol'a spelling contest. Son
f%t Mrs. John K. Gomble dnd
the krte Mr. Gombls, he is a
stwlMit of Mrs. Pronneau Lit-
crans d! Foreign Wars, and only
' one post is contestefi.
A race has developed for the
command, r’e post being sought
by Ray W. Cline -who has oppos
ition from the precent command
er, Ben Case- Mr. Case is a
Members will elect officers in
post baJ'iotirilj? from 1 until 7 pm.
Other nominees, as submitUd
by a nominaiting committee, in
clude: Senior Vice Commamd-cr-
iGeorge Sellers; Junior Vice Com-
mandcT, Jack Wells; Quarter
master, Earl Stroupe; Chaplain,
DavW Delevie; Judge Advocate,
L. C. Eaker; Sergeant, Garvis
Serrtell; and Ben Case, theiee-
Nominations remain open.
J. Ollie Harris, Jr., Kings Moun
tain native aikl son of State Sen
ator and Mrs. J. Ollie Harris, was
the subject of a feature story in
a recent edition of the Pasadena,
Texas iNew Citizen.
IMr. Harris, his wife, the former
Jean Arthur, and their two chil
dren, Johnny and Ellzaibeth Wall,
now make their home in Pasa
dena. Mrs. Harris is daughter of
Mrs. J. «. Arthur of Kings Moun
tain and the late Mr. Arthur.
'The family is active in Pasa
dena Methodist chufeh.
The feature by Betty Goss fol
Although originally from Kings
Mountain, North Carolina, John
O. Harris has really made a name
for himself in his adopted city;
A resident of Pasadena since
1962, he has served as vQce presi
dent of Bob Harris Incorporated,
developing Parkview Manor and
Arlington Heights. In 1964 the
corporation was sold and John O.
Harris Real Estate was establish
ed lin 1965, specializing in real
estate investment and in brok
erage of commercial properties.
He is a meimber of and an active
partflcipant in the Pasadena Ro
itaiy Qub, Chamber of Commerce*
The board also, on recommenUa
tion of Chairman Norman King,
commissioner from Ward IV, en
tered Into a-greement with the N.
tain High School. Mrs. Marguer- : c. Wildlife Commission, Division
ite Powell and Mrs. Suzanne Wise ^(Contiyiued On Page Eight»
will lead this study.
TexQ.s Real Estate Association
and the Pasadena Board of Read-
tore. He is also a member of the
Pasadena Rodeo Associaition and
the Houston Livestock and Ro
John O. -Harris attended David
son College and -the UnivereBty of
South Carolina after graduating
from high sahool in his home
state, ilis wife, Che former Jean
Arthur of Kings Mounladn, North.
Carolina, is a member of the
Junior Forum, Rotary Anns, Ep
silon Sigma Alpha and enjoys
bridge and bowling wilth her many
friends and neighbors.
Resale of the Martin Phifer
property Is scheduled for Thurs
Present high hid is that of Hu
bert, ^hard, William and James
MIcGinniis at $69,560 for the 131.6-
The property is adjacent
Kings Mountoin high sriiool.
Long Range Plans
To Employ 175
Ey MARTIN HARMON
Sipcctrum Textured PnxliLv'ts,
Inc., orficials announced here
Wedne.sday they will build a $6
to $8 million plant on a 40-acre
site the firm has crpt’;ned from
H. O. Williams on SR 2034.
The company officials here
were Eishep T. Smith, Jr., pre.^-i-
dem, and Jehn D. Karcher, exe
cutive vice-president. They are
the <;wncrs along with Inlerna-
tional Stretch Products. Inc.
Pn»-:idcnt Smith .said the firm
will Icx'tLiro and dye synthetic fil-
yarns for sale to the circu
lar knit, warp knit and weaving
The firm expects to go into
predurtion in the fall quarter and
0X1)0. ts to employ 175 persons,
about 70 iK'rccnt of them women.
They expect to begin hiring em
ployees in June or July. Mr. K-air-
clier said wage rates would aver
age* about $2.20 per hour.
Kings Mountain was chosen as
by far the be.st lfx*ation after “we
did a lot of looking”, Mr. Smith
continued, pointing out t-hat
Kings Mountain was chosen be-
: cau.se of the enthusiasm of the
I mayor and members of the indus
trial c*ommititee, because of skill-*^
(vl labor in the area, and proxim
ity of Kings Mountain to th€j
firm’s aistomer.s. Other cities in
contention were Wadesboro, Tar-
boro. Rcidsville and Ashe\dlle.
"We moan to be community-
oriented." Mr. Karcher declared.
He said textured yarns whic^.
go into double knit fabrics no^
has an estimaited 60 pmcent«oC
Compotitors in the field hicliide
Burlin^on Industries andi Olym
pia pf Spartanburg, S. p.
"But our r(*al competitors are
the Jai>anese," Mr. Spnitb declar
ed, and offered a plea that some
limits can be placed to these im
"We are a gr^DWing industry,"
he commented. ix)inting out th-^
the market fot these gfxxls in
men’s clothing ^111 burgeon with
in the next few years.
First stage .plans call for the
inslallat'ion otf ARCT ^ texturing
and Gaston County Dyeing equip
ment. Pnxhijrtion will begin dur
ing third quarter 1971. Initial an
nual production capacity will be
Second .sifage plans call for
doubling yarn dyeing capacity
and con;?truction of a piece dye
ing plant a'lang with additional
auxiliary equipment by mid l972.
Manufaefuring facilities and
offici's of Speclrum Texrured Fi
bers. Inc. Wrill bo located in Kings
Mountain. North Carolina. Exe
cutive and sales offices will be
l(K'aled in New York City.
tShelby’s EU/:ab<*th Baptist chur
' ch, will be evangelist for revival
servic*es beginning Sunday and
continuirig through April 21 gyg
Kings Mountain Baptii?t chui'cli. 1
S<'rvices will \yo hel.i cacli ev
ening at 7:30 p.m.
Wayne Bryant, music director
in Highland and South Gastonia
schools, will dirix:t th.: song sor-
Rev. James M. Wilder, pastor,
issued an invitation to the com-
nvuni'ty to worship in tlio ri.es
of .sc'rvk'cs. Mr. Wilder said
City Commissioner Jim Dickey, | speinal Serna's will op. n with
chairman of the sewer commit-• observance oi the LoiM’s Supper
fee, called attention tliis week to at iJie 11 a.m. hour S.iiiday.
long range plans for sewage sys-1 Rev. Mr. Slatiney tia.s .s<'rved
tem improvements covering three j the .Shelhy chunh sin. e Febru-
tphasos and through 1980. ^>'y 1967. lie was educale(i in th?
Comm. Dickey referred to a let- i Liivculnton schools, • Gardnir
ter from W. H. Mull, area repre-'Webb and Cai*s.on Newman cx)I-
6. E King's
Graveside rites for Grover Hen
ry King, 73, of Lancaster, S. C.,
were held April 2nd at 11 a.m.
They! from Mountain Rest cemertery with
the Rev. Charles A. Graves oCfi-
Mr. King was brother of the
late Grady W. King of Kings
Mountain, brother of (Mrs. Anna
K. Oilling of Kings Mountain and
brother-in-law of Mrs. Grady W.
have a daughter, Elizabeth, age
two and a son, Johnrt'y, age 11.
Johnny attends the nearby Flaher
Eldmenitairy Sch'ool and is already
planning a big summer when Ihe
school bells ring oqt fo^ the final
time this spring. Tenrvis, golf and
swimming are favorite pastimes | King of Kings (Mountain
Mr. Harris Shares with his Jam- He died March Bist in a Lan-' fluent from the McGill plant to;
Uy. ' caster ti<>8pital. He was the son i Pilot branch. Cost ostimaites re-1
Vista Villas, a prestige com-j of the late Mr. and Mrs. George, spectively are $111,600 and;
munlty developed by Mr. Hairis, | Thomas King, Sr. | $158,350. i
Is holding the Grand Opening of Other survivors Include four| Second phase 1973-76 is largely
Section n this month. Viktt Villas] brerthers, Charles M. Ring of Con-
is located &t the Intersecttion of cord and G. T., J. D. aind W. C.
senfative for the Air and Water ilcge.s and Southern Bapti.sl Som-
Resouces <*om'mission, in which j inary. Ho ha.s serv.d as md.k'ra-
Mr. Mull drew fi»m the W. K. Itor of Owen County BaptisI As-
Dlckfion engineering report of j sociailon. Kirxg.s .Mountain Bap-
January 11 and said the city |iisl A.^sociaition and as president
should watch Its daily effluent (»f the Bastor'.s Conloienc? of
sewage lirito the IMlot iBnanch | the* Kings Mount.iin Kiptist As-
plant and expand it before full, sociation. Ho served diurchos in
capacity is reached. ' jT nnessco an<t Kentucky before
The Dickson plan call:^ for in-l ooming to Shelby in 1957 as pas-
creasing the capacity of the Pilot (CoJitiuHcd On Page Eight)
Branch plant during the first I
phase, or not later than 1972. Col.
Dickson recommends increasing
the capacity from two to three, ^ £mmmm w^m mm • ■ ■■■ “
mHlion gallons daily and osti ' ()j| Pl^nf IndUStndl WdStC
Teresa Moore, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Jt+in Moore of Gaffney*
S. ('. and granddaughter of Mr.
an<l Mrs. Gleve Moore of Kings
Mountain,, won finst place in the
Junior Division of the South
Carolina Hospital Asot'iat ion’s
Statewide Health Careers Poster
.•\s first plaice winner. Misi
Moore ix*cei.ved a $100 cash prizt.
Her poster will now be sent to
Chicago, Ill. for c'ompetltion in
the National Healtli Careers Post
The contest Is held annually
in an endeavor to promote dn-
temst in health careers among
the youth of the state. Winners
were chason by a jxanel of judges
from a total of 1(X) entries from
junior and senior high schools
o\er South Carolina.
t'levt'land County Memorial
Hfspiital Administrator 'Eric L.
Fischer rhado the award presen
tation to Miss Moore.
Engineer To Submit Preliminary
mated cost at $195,000. Other first
phase irecommendations are for
interceptor lines on Cansler .strt'et
and to divert Craftspun Yarns ef-
Tho city x)mml‘^sion Tiu'sday |
nigtit adoptcHl recommendation
from Comm. Jam(*s Diekey, chair-!
man of the sewer committee, au-'
thorizlng W. K. Dickson & Com-
Craftspun Intercc|)1or with outfall
lint's to Pilot Crock. Comm. Dick
ey said the MtGill plant is oa-er-
loadt'd and domes!7c .sewerage
would be picked up by Piloit
Burke Road and VUfa behind Bay-
shore Hospital. Holmes are in the
$35,000 and up price $Bnge. .
King of Lanca^r, S. C. and a
sifter, (Mrs Gene WJliLalms of Ohiar-
residenitial line laying to serve
Thiird phase calls for ^construc-
tlon of a treatment plant on
Kings Creek between 1976'80.
pany to submit preliminary plans Creek plant,
to the Slate Air and Water Re-; In other actions, the board:
sources Commission on indurtrlal 1) contracte<i wltft Duke Power
waste tr(*alment al the M<<5ill Company for electric power,
tteat'ment plant. i 2) referred to the zoning board
request of W. M. Abernathy for
This plan was projec'ted by Mr. rezoning a lot located at 400 Mar-
i iDickey as the Canslar Street and grace road from R-30 to N-E