THE TUESDAY EDITION
VOL. 88 NO. U
TUESDAY, FBBBUABY 8, ltT7
On TV Shot
There’* only • co«q>le more
week* left for local cltlsene to
puretiaae a diot at whining an RCA
portable color televlalon aet.
For donation of $1, the ateerfaig
committee of the fund-ralaing group
to finance a trip to Dlaney World for
the Klnga Mountain Senior High
band, are aelllng ticket* on the TV
The band ha* been Invited to lead
the Dlaney Worid parade on April IS
at Oriando, Fla. and the tlcketa on
the TV aet la one method to ralae the
The committee la atmtlng for a
total of 18,400 In revenue from the
ticket aalea to help oftaet the |S,SS4
needed to finance the trip.
A total of 98 pereona are planning
to make the trip. That Include* 85
band member* and 10 chaperone*.
The money la needed for hotel ac
commodation*, meala, the price of
chartering a apeclal bua and rental
on a trailer for all the band In-
atrumenta and unltorma
Tlcketa remaining will be turned
In, along with receipt* on February
SB and the drawing will be held on
February 38. Tieketholdera need not
be preaent to win.
The King* Moimtaln Aging
Program and Reeraatlon Dqwrt-
mart haa planned a Senior atlaan*
Night February 11, which will be
capped by attending a aany
Theaanlorcltlaena (90 and 19) will
be admitted free to aae The
CUlfomla Cutlea take on the King*
Mountain MMlta at the community
center on February 11.
To begin the Senior Qtlaen Night a
Mlowahlp hour win begin at 6:90
pjn. In the Mountaineer Room at the
community center. The veelal
gueata win be treated to hot doga,
hamburger*, deaaert, popcorn and
Rev. Kenneth Oeorge, coordinator
of the aging program, raid, “Our
aenlor eUlaena wlU not want to mlaa
thla qteclal evening. The Swlngtaig
Mountaineer*, a band oonalatlng
aolaly of aenlor dUaena, wUl per
form during the half at the
baaketbaU game. The evening la
free to area dtlaena SO-year* old and
Rev. Oeorge aald tran^rortation
can be arranged for aenlor clUaena
by calUng 789-46U Monday through
Friday from 8 a.m. untU 4 p.m. The
evening la plarmed not only (or
aenlor dtlm^lruilde the city, but
within the King* Mountain
MlniaterUl AaaoclaUon coverage
WELCOME TO KM Mayor John H. Moea welcome*
Duke Klmbrell, preeldent of Parkdale Mill* of
Gaatonla, which haa pnrchaaed Maimey Mill* here.
Klmbrell aald erctenalve reiMvatlon and updating I*
platmedatthe Klnga Mountain plant to bring It into line
Photo By Ton Bletatyre
with the atandard* malrrtalned in the other four Park-
dale plant*. A penahm plan, hoopttaUaatlon and major
medical benefit* are Included In the new employe
Reg Alexander of Klnga Mountain Juat received $800 from Reader'*
Dlgeat for an anecdote aubmltted to the magazine’* “Life In Theae
united State*’’ department.
The aon of Mr. and Mr*. C3iarlea Alexander, Reg la an ordained
minuter realdlng In Bolling Spring*.
The anecdote, which follows, appears In the February Usue of
“Two months after CSuistmaa, our poet office had finally recovered
from the niah of cards, letters, and packages. I was working at the
,.tffir«ung machine when I noticed that a coUectlon of card-size en-
veliqiea had been dropped through the mailing slot. “Could these be
Christmas cards In February?” I thought to myself as I reached for
the stack. As I shuffled through the envelopes, my suspicion was
confirmed, for on the back of each card was handwritten: ’ ’Don’t ever
trust your husband to do anything.”
W. Duke Klmbrell president of
Parkdale MlUs, Inc., today an
nounced the purchase of the prln-
c4>al physical assets of Mauney
Mills, Inc. of Kings Mountain, for an
undisclosed amount of cash.
Tb be known as Parkdale Plant
No. 5, the acquisition will Increase
the over-all production capability of
the Company’s polyester-cotton
blend sales yam.
In announcing the acquisition,
Klmbrell expressed confidence In
the future of spim yarns. “Con
sumers are looking for the soft hand
and warmth of spun yams,” he said.
“The acquisition of Mauney Mills,
will enable Parkdale to meet the
growing demand of our customers
for fine quality 100 percent com
bined cotton and polyester-cotton
Parkdale MlUs Is a Oastonla based
firm producing sales yam (or the
outerwesu*, underwear, weaving and
industrial trades. The acquisition of
Mauney Mills and the 1972 purchase
of BrTsmger Mills, Inc. of
Lexington, N. C. gives Parkdale five
complete manufacturing facilities,
with total employment In excess of
Parkdale Plants No. 1 and 2 In
Gastonia produce 100 percent
cwnbed cotton yarn, and Plants No.
8 and 4 In Lexington produce
"We do expect to renovate the
Kings Mountain plant and to update
machinery to Parkdale standards,”
Klmbrell said. “We will also In
troduce a pension plan,
hospitalization and major m^cal
programs like we have In other
Klmbrell has been Involved
personally In the textile bualneas In
iOnga Mountsdn prior to Parkdale’*
acquisition ot Mauney Mills.
He was with a group who pur
chased Craftspun In 1960 and
merged that with BVD in 1862 and
sold out In 1988 to Raq>ld American.
In 1987 Klmbrell bought Kings
Manufacturing, changed the name
to Kings Mill and sold that to Sale'
Knitting of Martinsville, Va. In 1972.
In both cases Klmbrell said
renovation was done to the plants
and Increased production and
business created prior to the sale. In
neither case were the purchases
Involved with Parkdale Mills.
Klmbrell said at the new plant
Parkdale expects to operate at a
minimum of five days each week
and mostly six days week, three
shifts each day. PresenUy there are
about 128 employes on the Job.
But Not Uniformly
Business Cuts Back Hours
In compliance with Qov. James
Hunt’s request for curtailment In
business operating hours, mer
chants and businessmen In Kings
Mountain will reduce store hours.
Mrs. Lucille Williams, secretary
of the Kings Mountain Chamber of
Commerce and Merchants
Association, said, “We have called
over two' dozen businesses and
stores In the city to asx what ihelr
plans are and while being far from
uniform, the majority of the
businessmen Indicated they would
curtail operating hours at about 40
hours per week.”
Some businesses will reduce store
hours by a couple of hours, other* by
more. Still others have not Indicated
whetner or not they Intend lo reduce
The chamber suggests shoppers
check with their favorite places of
business to determine operational
First Public Hearing
On CD Grant Tonight
Is Nothing New
Organisational meetings for the
East and West Kings Mountain
Democrat Precincts haa bean
pas^;>oned until May 6,1977
In a release from Mrs. John L.
McCkln, state chairman of the
Democratle Executive Oommlttea,
she has asked that all precinct
meetings be delayed In keeping with
Qov. Jim Hunt’s energy crisU
The organisation, election of of
ficers and delegates to the county
convention will be held at 8 p. m.,
Thurs., May B, with makeup date
Thurs., May 12 at 8 p. m.
The Cleveland County Convention
will be held at noon on Sat., June 18
at the courthouse In Shelby.
Bast KM Democrats wlU meat at
the community canter and West KM
Democrats at the National Ouared
Armory. UntU the May meetings
Charles T. Carpenter and Charles
Moss will continue serving as
chairman at West and Bast,
IN NEW location
The No. Four Township
Magistrate’s Office Is In a new
loosdlon, moving from S. Piedmont
, Avenue to the former Bob Bradley
attorney’s office on Cherokee Street
Junior Achievement, whose
purpose la to train young people of
high school age how private en
terprise works. Is not something new
on the scene.
In 1948, Hasel Fryer, Ubrarlan at
Mauney Memorial Library, worked
for them at their New York
headquarters as editor of their house
organ magaslne. In those early
’ days, the magazine had to be run off
on a Ditto machine. Hasel not only
wrote most of the copy, but had to
wrestle with that purple-inked
At that time there were maybe 18
branch offices about the country —
mostly In the northeast and mid
west. These branches sent In their
Informatlan to be Included In the
magaslne — along with a lot of
“tomfoolety.” Mrs. Fryer has a car
toon of a “Southern BaUe” In hoop
aUrts and pantaloons complete with
beribboned bonnet sent to her from
one of these offices with a “note In
Several years ago, she aald she
was surprised to see on the “Today
Show” a face familiar from that
era: Joe Francomano, now
Bixacutlve Vice President of the
national organisation. Whan she
dropped him a note about her
pleasure In seeing Idm, he answered
Immediately telling her how much
the enterprise had grown and In
viting her to drop In at Headquarters
the next time she was In town.
Mrs. Fryer remembers the UtU*
office on Bast 48th Street as It was
then. “There were only about eight
of us and everybody knew
everybody else, their Ukes and
dislikes,” she said.
For those untamlUar with the
operations of Junior Achievement;
small companies are formed, they
elect officers, seU stock, and make a
profit or loss at the end of the year.
They leam by “doing.”
As a personal project, Mrs. Fryer
set up a Jinior Achievement (Jharm
School at an Bast Side Setttement
House with Elisabeth Arden a*
sponsor. One night a week, the girls
In the greatly disadvantaged neigh-
borhood came to leam manners,
make-up, how to dress, and other
related subjects. These bright young
girls set up their burineas, sold
stock, and conducted these weekly
sessions far beyond anything you
could Imagine their doing. Mrs.
Fryer kept ig) with two of them for
many years afrer she left, and “they
wore turning out well,” ahe added.
“In 1977, I see private enterprise
as a much more Important phase of
educaUon than I did even then.
Especially rince spending time In
Eastern European countriea where
all businesses are run by the state,
and where no one can pursue the
career he might like best. His future
' Is limited, and hU dreams
smothered,” say* the King*
“The best way to keep our country
from falling Into this category Is to
educate our young people In the free
enterprise system,” declared Mrs.
Flyer the commended local leaders
of the program In Kings Mountain.
By TOM McINT YRE
Tonight at 7 ;80 the first of two public hearings for the
expenditure of the city’s Community Development
Block Orsoits (or the third year will be held.
The five year CD grants program was awsu-ded Kings
Mountain under the Federal Housing and Community
Development Act of 1974. The total grant was $4,180,000.
The first fiiree years the grants total $1,080,000 each.
The fourth year grant Is $898,000 suid the fifth, $847,000.
Actual funding for the projects come the year
following application approval. In other words the
projects proposed In 1978 are being funded In 1977.
At tonight’s public hearing Mayor John H. Moss will
ejqplaln several on-gotaig community projects that have
been funded each year of the grant.
“We will continue talking about the development of
our community’s resources,” Mayor Moss said.
“Probably number one of the list Is the continued
development and upgrading of the city’s water treat
ment facilities and system.”
By June 80, 1977 the city’s water treatment plant
located at Moss Lake will complete construction on
another (our million gallon facility. That will Increase
the city’s capabilities of processing raw water to eight
million gallons per day. Under the CD funds there will
be another two million gallon water storage tank on
The mayor said the city also has at present a five
mllUon gsdlon per day waste treatment facility. "The
Pilot Creek plant can handle (our million gsillona per
day and the McOUl Plant, one million per day. The on
going project as far as the sewer system Is concerned
wlU be the tgigradlng and extenslm of the lines
throughout the city.”
Street Improvements, renovation of the community
center and further development of area recreation
facUltlea are also high on the list A continuing program
will be the one for the aging and senior citizens and (or
the home baaed child care project and urban
“Another project we plan to pursue 1* research and
development of the natural gas potential for the city’s
system,” the mayor said. “Last yesu* Kings Mountain
was one of the very few cities to develop a peak shaving
plant. Although we have not been called on to operate
the plant this year It Is capable of supplementing better
than 20 percent of the current Transco allocation to the
The peak shaving plant manufacturing propane air
that can be Introduced Into the city’s gas system to
Another on-golng project Is the Kings Mountain Arts
Council, which will probably be geared to summertime
activities only for awhile. The Continuing development
of minority businesses Is smother project under CD
funding. And the rehabUltatlon of certain structures.
This Includes substandard housing (or the a«lng and the
restoration and protection of structures of historical
and archltectursd value.
Also at tonight’s public hearing the council will
receive proposals for new conununlty programs that
might qualify under the CD guidelines.
In the first two years of the project only three
propossds were ruled Ineligible: two the first year, one
last year. The mayor’s office Is ready to assist any
citizen or group In planning a community project which
might qualify under the guidelines.
The second public hearing on CD grants Is scheduled
(or7:a0p. m.,Tues.,Feb. 18 at city hall.
Injured In Wreck
Ronnie Everette Orlgg,
19, of York Rd., was
seriously Injured Friday at
12:(Ma. m. when his car hit
a utility pole on W.
Mountain St., KMPD
Gfrlgg was reported In
serious condition after five
hours In surgsry at Msrey
Hospital FrldSLy afternoon.
According to In
vestigating Ptl. Harry
Martin, Orlgg roportedly
fell asleep at the wheel.
The car was oamagoa
$8,800 and file pole $800,
according to ptdlce.
School Ripped Off
worth of record players
and filmstrip viewer* were
stolen from a second grade
classroom at North School
sometime Thursday night,
according to Kings
Mountoln Police Depart
Ptt. Richard Byers said
vandals broke the glass In
a classroom door on the
Southeast side of the
building to gain entrance.
PU. Byers and Ptl. Don
Ivey were called to the
residence of Ricky Mc
Daniel, No. 19 Bennett Dr.,
Friday night to Investlgat*
the theft of a Big Stick CB
antennae, 80 feet of pipe,
and 118 feet of cabto,
valued at $88.80.
PU. Mike Sanders said
that a Craig AMAFM tap*
player was stolen from
Mustang Service Station
sometime Sunday night.
Value of the equipment
was placed at $300.