New Harris Teeter Store
To Open Its Doors Today
Hania Teeter More Valued Foods
will open Its new modem facility on
East King Street with a ribbon
cutting ceremony this morning at 8
Hugh Ashcraft, president of the
organisation, other Harris Teeter
officials and town officials will
participate In the activities.
The new facility Includes a M.fOO
square foot building and a huge
parking facility that will ac
commodate over aoo cars. In ad
dition, shoppers will have access to
she streets for entering and leaving
The store moves from Its old
location on Blast King Into a store
over twice as large, the old facility
Included only 9,000 square feet of
Store Manager Morgan HoUlfleld
says the new store will offer "a
larger variety of everything. In
cluding groceries, meats and
produce, plus a parcel pickup ser
Harris Teeter More Valued Foods
operates 66 stores In North and
South Carolina, plus one In Ten
nessee. The Kings Mountain store
employs 06 persons.
The new KM store will be open 13
more hours per week than the old
store. New store hours are 8 a. m.
until 9 p. m. Monday through
Craig Parker Is co-manager,
Russell Gray Is meat manager,
Ratyh Hill Is the produce manager,
grocery manager Is Dale Shank and
head csMhler la Barbara Jones.
Front view of new Harris-Teeter opening today
THE TUESDAY EDITION
VOL. 88 NO. 61
TUKSDAT. JUNE 38,1977
The Shelby Art League q;>onsored
traveling art exhibit will open at the
Kings Mountain Depo;. Center Fil.,
Eighty artists from Cleveland
County were Invited to submit two
pieces of their work to be judged by
Edmund Lewandowskl, chairman of
the Wlnthrop CoHege art depart
ment. A total of 40 art works are
liKluded In the exhibit.
A special preview of the exhibit Is
scheduled at the depot center
TTnirs., June 80 from 8-10 p. m.
According to Mrs. Lawrence Patrick
of Kings Mountain, "the 5»dview
audience wlU be by Invitation only.
The regular public showing at the
center begins the following day."
The public sdll be able to view the
art collection, which features works
by Kings MounUaiu and Cleveland
Oountiaiu, July 1-7 from 3-8:80 p. m.
Harvey Haiiuiek, president of the
Shelby Art League, said ths exhibit
was created to give local artists a
chance to show their works to local
Mrs. Patrick Is In charge of the
dq>ot center exhibit and asks for
volunteers to asMst her throughout
the showing here.
Ronide Oosnell feels he Is being
The owner-operator of Kings
Momtaln Cab Co. said he has bean
visited by the city codes director, A1
Morets, and told to get rtd of his
Oosnell said his "office Is the bed
of what was once a bread truck."
Oosnell located the van on a piece of
property leased from Reynolds
Realty Co. The property U beside
One-Hour Martinising on E. King.
“My bread truck van office looks
as good as Price Cab’s milk truck
van office," Oosnell said. "But Mr.
Morets said I had to get rtd of my
van and put up a building If I wanted
to stay In business."
Oosnell said he feels "his com
petitors” have put pressure on the
city commissioners and the com-
mlaslaners have iq>pllsd pressure to
the codes office to "come down” on
Morets said he has "received a
bunch of complaints" about the van
being placed on the lot and that he
had explained to Oosnell that "his
office" was In violation of the code of
"The type of business Mr. Oosnell
Is conducting Is within the sonlng
code, neighborhood business,"
MoreU said. "However, trucks,
vsuw, trsdlers said such being used as
offices Is In violation of the codes. As
far SIS Price Gab’s van-office, this
one Is here under the grandfather
clause. It was hero before that
property sms sonsd."
Morets said Oosnell wUl be given
ample time to comply with the
CARBOBT OmOIAL — Jerry Sehwetaier, sdoe presMeat aad geaersd
manager of Carmet, a dlvlsloii of Allegheny Lndhun Industrlee, ssas in
Kings Mountain Monday to aanonaoe the decision to locate a mine tool
manufacturing Industry here. Oarmet’s dlvlston offloee srlll also be
Gty Offers New Service
’Ihe city has a new service to offer.
Orass and weed cutting on vacant
Codes Director A1 Morets said
cltlsens osvntoig vacant property find
themselves In violation of the code of
ordinances svhen grsss and weeds
Pastor Urges Demolition
Rev. R. E. Boggan, Jr., pastor of
Central United Methodist Church,
has written to Mayor John H. Moss
urging the city to remove equipment
stored In the former Lynch building
to make way (or demolition.
The letter commends the Kings
Mountain Redevelopment Com
mission for removing obsolete
buildings, but adds that the
disturbing fketor Is the former
Lynch building on Piedmont and
In his letter Rev. Boggan referred
to an article In the Mirror-Herald
(June 38) In which redevelopment
commission executive director Oene
White commented that demolition of
the former Lynch building Is being
delayed until the city removes
electrical equipment stored there.
White speculated that the building
possibly will itot be demolished until
the new governmental services
facilities building Is erected and the
current city hall Is turned over to the
"’That would mean our city would
have to tolerate that hasardouso
monstroelty for at least snother
year. That would truly be un
fortunate,” Rev. Boggan stated In
"You are certainly concerned
about public sentiment over so much
demolition of old buildings snd so
little evidence of new construction,
and that la a legitimate concern,"
Rev. Boggan continues. "However,
public sentiment la growing far
more sour over delay In demolition
of the afore-mentloiwd building than
over the lack of new oorutructlon.
Storage of electrical equipment Is no
Justification for allowing this
building to stand. A mayor and
council as resourceful as ours In
Kings Mountain will have no
problem relocating those supplies."
Rev. Boggan’s letter also com
ments that his church hase spent
thousands of dollars beautifying the
clurch comer and urges the city to
allow the redevelopment com
mission to level "this eye-sore
Immediately so that Kings Mountain
can look with pride at this strategic
Intersectlan of our city."
Mine Tool Firm
Will Locate Here
grow taller than 13 Inches.
Morets said cltlsena may call 789-
6781 and hire a city employe with a
Bush Hog for |7 per hour to clear
vacant lots. ’The fee Is pro-rated as to
the actual amount of time spent on
It’s now official.
Carmet Mine tool Products
Division will locate In the Kings
Mountain Industrial Park.
In a special meeting at 3:80 p. m.
Monday officials of the mine tool
manufacturing firm met with city .
officlala to make the announcement.
Jerry J. Schwelner, vice president
and general manager, said the
purchase of the former D-Roee
Mobile Home plant off Bessemer
CSty Hwy. was made last BYlday and
that from now until September 1 the
plant will be prepared tor the
manufacture of mining tools.
"In two or three weeks we will
look Into employing maintenance,
machining and general labor forces
In addition to office secretarial and
management personnel em
ployment,” Schwelner said. "We
expect to begin operation about
Schwelner said both men and
women will be employed In the
operation and for the beginning the
plant will operate a sln^ shift each
day, five days each week. "Later,"
he said, "we hope to expand
operations to two shifts each day."
iITie plant will employ about 60
persons during Its first months of
operation, then, according to Sch
welner, 90-100 persons the first year
and within a three year period the
employment rolls should be 300-plus,
based on favorable market con
ditions. About 11 of Ourmet’s key
enq>loyes will be sent to operate the
Kings Mountain plant
The D’Rose building, which has
been empty since July 1970, contains
76,000 eq. ft. Schwelner said Ckirmet
already has plans for an additional
7,600 sq. ft. of plant space for
manufacturing, plus another
building containing an>raxlmately
6,000 sq. ft. to house the corporate
The site (or the plant Is actually In
Oaston County and that county’s
Industrial facilities financing
authority has given approval for the
sale of up to $3 mllllan In bonds to
assist Carmet with property and
ptont acquisition, expansion and
moving In of key personnel.
This marks the first time the state
wide approved Industrial bond
program has been used In Oaston
County. The Issue was approved last
year as a means of attracting new
Industry to North (Carolina. The law
permits counties to Issue revenue
bonds (or Industries without
pledging the government’s full
credit to the success of the company.
Under the law. If the Industry
defaults, taxpayers are not held
liable for repayment of the bonds.
C3armet will stand behind the
bonds, according to a staff attorney
attending the meeting.
"We are looking forward to set
tling In this area," Schwelner said,
"and to becoming an active part of
Schwelner said the labor climate
and both air and overland tran
sportation for shipping were the
keys In the Carmet decision to settle
In this area. "We also liked the Idea
of so msny other Industries In close
proximity. We sUb-contract with
other Industries on occasion."
Chrmet is a division of Allegheny
Ludlum Carp, of Pittsburgh, Pa. The
parent company recorded annual
sales (or 1976 of $890 million.
Schwelner said the Kings
Mountain plant operation deals with
machining, welding, braslng and
heat treating. The product to be
manufactured here Is mining tools
for underground coal mining
operations. The product Is sold on
the world-wide market.
Before settling on Kings Moun
tain, Schwelner said Carmet of
ficials examined possible sites In
Pennsylvania, Indiana and South
Mayor John H. Moss sold, ‘ 'We are
happy to have Carmet as a part of
Kings Mountain's Industrial com
munity to provide economic growth
and job opportunity."
Rescuers Must Charge
Fees For Services
Several months ago when the state
set out new criteria for ambulances
and related equipment and per
sonnel, the funeral homes in
Cleveland County decided it would
not be feasible for them to continue
providing ambulance service.
The deadline for this action Is Frl.,
Last week the county com
missioners met with the heads of the
various rescue units In the county
and devised a plan to provide con
tinued ambulance service all over
TTie catch Is, where the reecue
service has been free In the past,
there will now be a charge.
The Kings Mountain and Shelby
rescue squads will cover the bulk of
the territory in the county, while the
units at Bolling Springs, Upper
Cleveland and Orover will handle
their respective areas.
The charges effective July 1 are.
— $30 for each call Inside the
KBfRS coverage area whether to
Kings Moimtaln Hospital, any of the
doctor's offices here or the KM
— $80 for round-trip calls In the
coverage area whether to the local
hospital, doctor's offices or con
valescent center and back home or
to original pickup point;
— $30 plus 60 cents per mile for
calls anywhere In the coverage area
to either hospitals or doctor’s offices
outside the area, such as Cleveland
Memorial Hospital, Shelby, Oaston
Memorial Hospital, Oastonla,
Charlotte Memorial Hospital, Duke
— No charge for first half-hour
waiting time at hospital or doctor's
— $6 for each half hour or portion
of waiting time after the first half-
Joe Hendrick, county manager
and director of the county
emergency services, said the rescue
squads established the fees to be
charged. The county will handle the
billing. Funds received will be used
to offset the cost of hiring three
fulltime emergency medical
technicians (EMT's) (or each squad
and to help provide maintenance of
equipment and purchase of new
The three fulltime EMTs will
handle the daylight hours, from
about 8 a. m. until 6 n. m. All rescue
squads are mannod by volunteers
and while the members rotate In
responsibility for calls on a 34-hour
basis, these volunteers still must
maintain their own jobs elsewhere.
The Kings Mountain Rescue
Squad has operated free rescue and
ambulance service for the past 19
years and members now e]q>ress
regret that fees must be charged In
order that the service can be con
Further Information about the
new regulations and the fee schedule
can be obtained by calling 789-3141.
Rec Program Begins
Pam Salyers and Phil Weathers,
coordinators of the Kings Mountain
District Schools summer recreation
program at Central School, expect
about 100 participants to register.
The program will run from July 6
through August 6, Monday through
Friday from 9 a. m. until 13:80 p. m.
"Only rising sixth and seventh
graders are eligible to reglater and
participate In the recreation
program at Central School, "Ms.
A Kings Mountain youth, Kenneth
Ray Roark, 16, drowned Sunday
afternoon In the old city water lake
on York Rd.
Det. Sgt. Richard Reynolds and
Ptl. Mike Sanders, who Investigated
for Kings Mountain PoUce Depart
ment, said Roaik, of 710 Bridges
Dr., wasapparenUy swinging from a
rope and diving Into the water with
three other boys, aU juveniles, who
could not swim.
Young Roark la son of Harold and
Helen Sipes Roark of Kings
The accident occurred at 4:30 p.
Funeral services will be con
ducted Tuesday at 8 p. m. from the
Oiapel of Harris Funeral Home by
Rev. Paul SorreUs and InUrment
will be In Mountain Rest (Cemetery.
Surviving In addition to his
parenU are his brother, Wayne, and
sister, Cathy Roark, both of the
home; and his grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Wayne Roark of Orover
and Jake Sipes of Kings Mountain.