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IHUBBDAY, DEOEMBKBS, U7t
NORTH CAROLINA tSOSS
THE THURSDAY EDITION
Is RC Blood
Next Monday the Red CroM
Bloodmoblle will set up shop In the
fellowship hall at Kings Mountain's
First Baptist Church.
lorn Cheshire, local Red Cross
Bloodmoblle chalrmsui, said this
trip, the goal Is 17S pints.
"This blood Is vitally needed here
and In the county,” Cheshire said.
"Blood Is always needed, especially
during the hcdldays. Hospitals In the
county have already had to cancel
elective surgery because of In
sufficient supplies of whole blood.”
The bloodmoblle will operate here
next week from U a. m. until 4:80 p.
m. Cheshire said the Red Cross
urges local citizens to give the gift of
life during this holiday season.
Park Yam MUs Sold,
Isothermal Planning and
Development ^ Commission has
approved two'^ appUcatloDS from-<
One application, submitted by tho
c^y, Is for tWV,i!S) f^r a govern
mental facilities building. The ap
plication has been forwarded to the
Bcmomlc Devel(q;>ment Agency am*
final word on the application h
expected In December.
The second appUcedlon receiving
tavorsible comment was from the
Kbiga Mountain District Schools for
a life skills facility (swimming pool)
at Central School. This application is
An application for 8000,000 (or
construction submitted by a Char
lotte development company for 02
townhouse-type apartments In Kings
Mountain Is still being held pending
This application Is made to the
Farmers Home Administration
Agency under a federal oust covering
'moderate income family fsMillltles.
The project Is known as Strawberry
Hill. The additional information
needed, according to a Region C
spokesman, la the availability of city
services to the project.
The Region C Emergency Medical
Services Council held elections In
November for officers who will
serve as the executive committee of
the EMS Council.
Delbert Dixon of Kings Mountain,
a member of the Kings Mountain
Rescue Squad, was elected
Others elected Include Marvin
Ariedge of Polk County as chair
man, Mtarny Hendrick of Rutherford
County as vice chalrmsui and Dr.
JerrlU Mclntlre of McDowell County
Kings Mountain Police Depart
ment Is taking applications for
patrolmen, according to Chief of
Police HUirl Lloyd.
Minimum standards for police
applicants are that the man or
woman be a high school graduate
between the ages of 21 and 86 years
old; at least five feet seven Inches
tall (Or males and five feet (Our
Inches tall (or females; weigh at
least 140 pounds for males and 110
pounds (or females; possess 20-100
uncorrected vision, corrected to lo
go and possess normaU hearing
determined by an audlometrlc
Photo By Tam MeMyre
PEANUTS FORSALR - Marvin Teer of the Kings Mountain KIwaals
Qub Is ready for the annual Peanut Sale this Saturday on behalf of the
young boys who play on the Klwanls Little League BasebaU team.
Klwanians will be stationed all over town Saturday to accept donations In
exchange for dry roasted peanuts. The donations help youngsters and
the peanuts ain’t bad.
Sidney H. Kosann, president of
Stevcoknlt Inc. announced today his
company’s acquisition (or cash of
the Parit Yarn Mills Co., at Kings
Mountain from the Washington
Commenting on the purchase,
Kosann noted that Park Yam Mills
represents a further diversification
In a related Held (or Stevcoknlt Inc.
which Is a leading producer of
coordinated single knit, doubleknit
and woven cotton, polyester-cotton,
and synthetic fabrics.
Park Yam Mills Oo. Is a sales yam
mill manufacturing fine count
polyester-cotton yam for the un
derwear and outerwear trades. The
Park Yam has been undergoing
modernization and equipment
chsmge over the past year for Im
proved quality yam. This program
will be continued and accelerated
under the Stevcoknlt philosophy of
producing osily the finest quality
DTOducts In all divisions.
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Santa Clatis is coming to Grover In
the annual Christmas psirade at 4 p.
m. Friday which will feature bands,
floats, and pretty girls.
Gkover PTO will serve hot dogs
and cake after the parade at Grover
School Cafeteria and all proceeds
will benefit school projects.
And, In Shelby the annual
Christmas pvade Is slated for 4 p.
m. Thursday (today).
They Braved Cold For Parade
The magic of parade day.
As early as 2 p. m. Tuesday they
began to gather on downtown streets
despite the 36 degree weather. Some
bundled up on the steps of Kings
Mountain Baptist Church, huddled
together to keep v/axm. Others lined
the parade route, clad In parkas.
heavy mittens and wsum toboggans.
Papas hoisted their smtdl tots on
their shoulders at S p. m. when the
fire siren signaled the ststf t of the 80-
plus unit mammoth psirsule of pretty
girls, high-stepping bands from
Kings Mountain High and Bbslby
HO HO HO Santa Claus, surrounded by lovely ladles
from Joan Baker’s School of Modeling, made an early
visit to Kings Mountain Tuesday to ride In the annual
Christmas parade. A huge crowd braved Sd degree
Photo By Gary Rlewart
weather to view the 80-unlt parade and give Santa some
early gift orders. Santa said he’ll be back Friday to ride
la the Grover parade.
High, beauty queens, floats, scouts,
antique cars, horses, covered
wagons and Santa Claus, the star of
the parade sitting high atop a red
sleigh drawn by Kings Mountain
Fire Department and Fire Museum
which sponsored the second annusd
OFF TO CHICAGO — Cleveland County 4-H’er Cheek Keller h
named a national scholarship winner at the 66th National 4-H Congrese In
Chicago. He Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hawks, Kings Mountain,
Rt. 4. With Keller Is Mrs. Myrle Swlcegood, a district agent for the N. C.
Agricultural Extension Service, which conducts the 4.H program irlth the
aid of volunteer local leaders. Keller, a winner In the automotive
program, received a $1,000 scholarship. He Is one of 88 delegates from
North Carolina and 1,660 from across die nation attending the Congress.
The delegates return home Friday.
Local 4-Her Cops
Cash, Chicago Trip
Chuck Keller, 19, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Hawks and a member
of the Dixon Community 4-H Club, is
one of eight national winners In the
4-H automotive program.
Keller, Is a sophomore student at
the University of North Carolina In
Greensboro, has received a 81 >000
scholarship from the Firestone Tire
A Rubber Cmnpany. sponsor of the
4R automotive program. He Is a
nine year 4-H'er.
Selected by the Cooperative
Extension Service, the winners were
presented with their awards at the
66th National 4.H Congress, which Is
Keller orgsuilzed two automoblls
safety checks and has done major
auto repair work. He also conducted
automotive and bicycle ssifety
classes at a day camp In Catawba
County and coached the 1976 state
winner in the 4-H auto skill driving
contest (or the eastern section of the
nation. He has won district automo
tive skill driving contests and com
peted last year In the Eastern U. S.
Automotive Event, where the girt
state winner and he teamed up to
win second place team honors. He
sOso conducted a number of other
projects while active In the Dixon
C2ub neeu- Kings Mountain.
Keller plana a career In dentistry.
Cemetery Oeanup Is Urged
Qty cemetery crews are begin
ning the annual holiday clean-up of
cemetery properties, and Supt. Ken
Jenkins reminds citizens to remove
aU "old flowers" from graves.
Supt. Jenkins said gates at the
cemetery open at 7:80 a. m. and
close at 6:80 p. m. and Invites
citizens to cooperate Ini the clean-up
Crtispel Sing Saturday
The Providers of Shelby Is one of
the groups featured In a gospel
music program at Barnes
Auditorium Sat., Dec. 4.
Admission to the 7 p. m. program
la free, but a love offering to go to the
Alfred Wright Evangelistic
Association will be accepted.
Along with The Providers will be
The Pathfinders of Gastonia and
Gospel music programs are
sponsored once each month at
Bsimes Auditorium, according to
Bennett Masters, who co-sponsors
the programs with Jerry White and