THE TUESDAY EDITION
VOL. 88 NO. tS
TUBBDAY, BIARCH tt, 1877
From Texas On A Bike
Jesse Kelly Visits KM
niBBE AND HIS FANB — Jene Kelly, 87, rode In
from Bnn Antonio, Tex. toot week to vUtt with hie wlfe’o
dnoBlKor, BIre. Roy OoMett, nnd her children. Lut
Fridny momlOK before he left nbonrd hlo motorcycle
Photo By Tom BIcIntyre
for the return trip home, a total of 8,000 mile* roundtrlp,
Jesse came by West School to show the stodente Us bike
and to say goodbye. Last Thursday Jesse met the Uds
when he gave them an art lesson.
Jesse Kelly is a unique man.
He's ST-years old and rides a
motorcycle all over the United
States. Many times he is accom
panied by his wife, Evelyn S. Kelly,
his bride of 10 years.
But last week Kelly made the trip
alone and wound up In Kings Moun
tain to visit his wife’s daughter, Btrs.
Roy Gossett, and grandchildren,
Todd ^nd Ashley.
The two week motorcycle trip will
cover about 8,000 miles by the time
Kelly returns to home-base In San
Antonio, Tex. Kelly left Texas to ride
to Daytona Beach, Fla. with the
Randolph Motorcycle Association to
receive an award from the Ameri
can Motorcycle Association. Then he
rode up to visit a lot of relatives In
North Carolina before dropping by
the Gossett home In Kings Mountain.
"Jesse arrived last Thursday,"
Mrs. Gossett said. "It was the day I
Dr. Richard Crowley of
WUmlngtoti has Joined the staff of
Handrlcks-Durham-Lee Clinic for
the general practice of medicine.
The Oowley family, wMch In-
chides Mrs. Crowley's wife, Ines,
and their four children, have pur-
dtosed Bw Jim Lyhzand heme at lOT
N. Roxford Road.
Dr. Qrowley began Ms practice
ntre on Monday.
Hi Whs educated at the Bledleal
School of Emory University and
completed his IntemaUp at Bledleal
Center of Columbus, Oa. Dr.
Crowley, practiced medicine In
Boone for five years (18T0-7B) and
comes to Kings Mountain from
Wilmington Triure he was asaocleted
tat a residency program In taitemal
medicine at New Hanover Hospital.
Dr. and Mrs. Crowley are both
natives of Florida.
Eaton Turns Out
was to handle my volunteer work as
art Instructor at West School. Jesse
said he would be happy to give the
Kelly has the credentials as an
artist since he spent 31 years of his
Army military career - as an In
structor In physical rehabilitation.
He retired a couple of years ago with
the rank of master sergeant
"Jesse was such a hit with the
youngsters they asked him to stop
by the school last Friday, the day he
was leaving for his trip home," Bfrs.
Gossett said. "He came by the
school to say goodbye to aU the kids
and to show them his bike and all the
gear he carries on a trip.”
KeUy rides a tS,000 BBIW 900
motorcycle, which can carry enough
camping gear and provisions to
allow him to camp out for two weeks
at a time. To keep him company on
the road, Kelly has a CB, which can
be worked through his crarii helmet.
In Texas he Is known as Grandpa
Two Wheels, but outside of his home
state he is Texas Two Wheels. On
those occasions when Blrs. Kelly
accompanies her husband, she Is
riding a twin BBfW bike, a present
on her 60th birthday — two years
"In the past two years, mother has
made the trip to Kings Mountain by
motorcycle with Jesse," Mrs.
Gossett said. "She rides that thing
DR RICHARD CROWLEY
The first Eaton Fuller twin
countershaft tratumlsslon has left
the production line at the Kings
Mountain plant of the Transmission
Division of Eaton Corporation’s
Truck Components Groiqi.
ITUs first production model com
pleted by 217 employes on three
shifts marks the culmination of nine
months of training and development
at Eaton’s transmission plant on
Grover Rd., second largest of
Eaton’s eight plsmts In the world.
Ron Tompkins, plant manager,
congratulating employes Tuesday
as Patricia Panther, the moat recent
employe, broke a bottle of cham
pagne to officially christen the new
model, said that In reaching this pla
teau In development, 16 de-
psutments with separate functions
PSE (Lie Detector) Demonstrated
TTUala a new symbol for one at the
nowesd eleetronle Innovations In
police Investigative procedure.
PSE la short for Pgychologlcal
Strese Evaluator, a compact device
for meaaurlng the human voice.
Last Friday two staffers from
Ctovelsuid Tech, Ron McKinney and
Dave Mobley, gave members o< the
elly board and police department a
practical demonstration of the PBB
Prior to the demonstration
McKbiney and Mobley explained the
ftmctlona of the equipment, which
was developed for use by Army
Intelllganoe and the CIA tai 1871.
MdOnney explained that the PBB
device Is much more accurate at
determining fact from Sctlon than
the old polygraph system. The older
method, commonly referred to as
the lie detector test, funettons only
when the subject Is strapped
securely tai place to the machine.
The PSB device can operate either
as an on the spot evaluator or the
statements of the suspect may be
taped at one place and the PBB test
made of those voice waves at
another place and time.
"The human voice registers two
lypes of waves,” McKinney said.
"There Is the AM waves, which
indicate the softness or loudness and
aooent of the voice. The FM waves
record the psycholo^eal tremors.
Using the PSB equipment we look
for the absense of the FM waves,
which Indicates stress on the part of
the person being tested."
McKinney and MObley said the
PSB device has also bean used In
pre-employment scraanlngs by
burineas and by pohee departments
as well as for questioning crime
In the practical demenstration
Robert Dodge, youth bureau officer
at Kings Mountain, submitted to the
test. He was asked several
questions, the same question being
asked twice. His answers were yes
and no and his voice recorded on
tape. The tape recorder was then
attached to the PSE machine, which
operates by a heated stylus on
specially teeated graph paper. The
speed of the recorder Is slowed and
the voice Is broken down Into larger
waves In order to give a clearer view
of each wave on the graph paper.
McKinney explsdned that the AM
waves are seen at the top of the
graph and the FM at the bottom.
TO TELL THE TRUTH - Ron McKinney of
Cleveland Tech poses a series of questions to Robert
Dodge, Kings Mountain Youth Bureau Officer, to test
and it weighs 760 pounds. She can’t
even lift It when It falls over, but she
Kelly maintains the BBfW Is a
good bike, getting 46-48 miles per
gallon. In 1978 KeUy logged 42,000
miles. And during the time he has
ridden motorcycles, which steu’ted In
1937 when he was 18, Kelly has seen
all 60 states.
Kelly Is originally from western
North Carolina. He was one of five
children, the son of a Baptist
Since his mlUtsury retirement,
Kelly and his wife have Joined
several motorcycle groups In ’Texas.
He is vice president and Btrs. Kelly
Is secretary of BBfW Club. They sdso
belong to the Retread Club, vriilch
has only members over 40. This
group gets Involved In community
service projects, espectelly dealing
with youngsters and senior citizens.
The group has given money to
handicapped centers and have even
painted the homes of some elderly
The Randolph Motorcyete
Association turm every dime W
makes over to the Hemophella
Foundation for Research.
So, last Friday, Jesse Kelly roared
out of the West School parking lot
waving to the army of third, fourth
and fifth graders who yelled,
have been established. "It has been
the successful colabomtlon of these
departments," saldTompklns, "that
marks this event."
The Kings Mountain plant began
training July 12, 1976 with fifteen
enqiloyes. At full employment the
Kings Mountain plant Is expected to
produce 200 transmissions a day.
According to Baton afflclals, the
outlook looks good that this mile
stone will be reached In about two
Joe Robilllard, employe relations
manager, said Tuesday was the
most Important day In the life of the
Coinciding with the local plant’s
first transmlsslm has been the
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Annual Talent Show
The 20th annual Kings Mountain
Kiwanls Club Talent Show Is
scheduled at Barnes Auditorium
April 21 and 28.
William Grissom, Kiwanls Club
president, said, "In the past 20 years
the club has raised nearly $43,000
through the talent shows and
returned the money to the com
munity through various projects.”
The money has paid for an HLR
unit for the rescue squad, a coronary
unit for the hospital, tennis courts,
stadium lighting and bleachers,
sidewalks, little league teams and
moat recently a CPR Ressucl Anne
for the city.
Grissom said the board of
directors have decided this year to
distribute the funds from this year’s
talent show to the ministerial
association’s Food Bsmk, to the
Kiwanls "Greater Years” major
emphasis program, which Is set up
to provide services to senior citizens
and to those confined to the con
valescent center. Also to Kings
Mountain Senior High for tennis
"The club will consider addlUonsd
projects," Grissom said, “If the
funds are available.”
Truthful answers without stress will
show up with definite peaks and
valleys between the lines. Stress
also shows up as Indefinable peaks
McKinney said In criminal suspect
questioning the device Is even more
accurate if the suspect feels he Is In
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the new Psychological Stress Evaluator. The device Is
more accurate than a polygraph test for determining
deceptioa on the part of crime suapects.
Photoe By Tom McIntyre
OPERATES THE PSE — McKinney runs Dodge's answers from a tape
recorder through the PSE machine to determine, by the human voice
waves, which questlonn Dodge told the truth and which queettons he lied
on during a demonstration last Friday.