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VOL. 88 NO. 96
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 39, 1977
llie extended forecast through
Friday calls for mild weather and
chance of showers. Today's forecast
Is chance of riiowers, but the an
nual Christmas parade will go on
rain or shine. The highs Wednesdays
will be In the SOs and in the 60s
lliursday and Friday. Lows Wed
nesday and Friday mornings in the
40s. Low Thursday in the 40s.
Rain Or Shine
Yule Parade Today
The annual Kings Mountain
Christmas Parade wUl begin at 4 p.
m. today on E. Gold St., according
to Police Chief Jackie Barrett.
The winding parade route Is
schedule to follow Oaston St. from
E. Gk>ld north to King St, then west
to Piedmont and south to Mountain
St. The floats, bands and units will
follow Mountain to Cherokee, down
Cherokee to W. Gold, then west to
Battleground Ave. The route then
turns north on Battleground to W.
King, then west across the overhead
bridge and south on Railroad Ave. to
W. Gold where the units disband.
The police have asked that parade
watchers use the off-street parking
areas and those having vehicles
parked on the following streets to
move them: S. Gaston St., S.
Piedmont St. and W. Mountain St.
Wanda Moore, co-chairman of this
year’s parade, said, "We picked this
route for the parade because It
would be the safest and easiest for
the units to follow. It will also allow
plenty of area for the parade wat
chers to congregate to see the floats
and hear the bands."
The parade lineup Includes state,
county and local officials; represen
tatives and vehicles from the city
and area police, fire and rescue
units; high school bands from Kings
Mountain, Shelby and Bessemer
City; cheerleaders and
Homecoming Queens and courts.
There will also be units
representing various Scout troops;
churches, civic organisations;
service organisations; dancing and
modeling schools; horseman
associations; and floats.
Special features will be ap
pearances by Joey The Clown, Miss
North Carolina, Little Miss North
Carolina and Santa Claus.
CD Hearing Thursday
COUNTY AGING OFFICIALS - Shown here are
officers in the new Cleveland County Council Aging, a
non-profit unit formed to assist aging programs across
the county. Left to right are Tyree Greene, president;
Patricia Archer, vice president; and Edith Miller,
Photo By Tom McIntyre
secretary. On the back row are Bill Miller, public
relations chairman; Ken George, coordinated of the
Kings Mountain Aging Program; Brenda Causby,
membership chairperson; and Margaret Post, ac-
JA - A Vital Education
By TOM McINTYBE
What Is the purpose of Junior
It teaches high school students the
principals of the American free
enterprise system by helping them
run their own smaU businesses.
How do regular high school JA
At the start of the program the
student members, under the
guidance of adult volimteers (ad
visors), form Into groups of approxl-
matsly each. Each group sub
sequently functions as a small
business, meeting one night a week
tor two hours.
At these meetings, according to
Jerry Ledford, program coordinator
for the Kings Mountain JA project,
the company members aeU stock to
raise capltsd, elect officers, choose a
product to manufacture or a service
to offer, keep books and map out
’Tiorketlng plana, pay salaries, rent
and taxes. If iq>propiiate, produce,
promote and seU their company’s
product or service.
"At the end of the school year,"
Ledford said, "the students Involved
liquidate their companies, publish
an annual report and return
dividends (If any) to stockholders."
Ledford said the local JA program
Involves about 60 sophomores,
juniors and seniors from Kings
Mountain Senior High. The three
companies formed here are Busy
Bees, C-BO and Centrex.
The Busy Bees are manufacturing
and selling hanging baskets; Cen
trex handles auto trouble lltes and C-
BO Is manufacturing heavy duty
"The companies usually select at
least two products to manufacture
and sell each yesir,” Ledford said.
"That’s about alia time allows for
during the school year.”
The local JA companies generate
initial working capital by selling 100
to ISO shares of stock at $1 each.
Ledford said local business and
Industry does donate some capital In
the beginning, but that the student
c^panles generate the bulk of the
working capital through shares and
through product sales.
The product list JA companies can
manufacture Is sdmost endless, but
usually Includes such Items as
ecology boxes, desk pen sets, auto
trouble lltes, lamps and silk-
screened T-shirts. But a JA com-
psiny can be a newspaper, auditing
firm, radio or TV company,
modeling agency or a bank to handle
the financial transactions of other
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The first of two public hearings on
programs for the Community
Development Block Grants for 1978-
79 Is scheduled Thurs., Dec. 1 at
7:80 p. m.
The mayor and board of com
missioners will host the hearings In
chambers at city hall.
Arnold Gordon-Wrlght, CD
coordinator for Kings Mountain,
sold, "This is the fourth year of the
CD program and the entire budget
we will be working with for the 1978-
79-year is 869S,i>U.’*
Letters have been sent to cltlsens,
chib presidents and club members in
Kings Mountain urging them to
attend the public hearings on Dec. 1
and 8. The mayor and board are
asking for Ideas on how to spend this
year’s CD funds.
Some of the programs currently
being funded under CD grants in
clude water and sewer Im
provements, improvements to the
community center, a summer
program In arts and crafts. Kings
Mountain Aging Program,
Hcmiebaaed Child Care for low in
come children, planning and
management development. Kings
Mountain Development Office,
Urged By Jenkins
Mountain Rest Supt. Ken Jenkins
reminds cltlsens of the iqiproachlng
holidays and the need to clear the
cemetery grounds of out-dated
wreaths suid grave decoratlcn.
Urban Beautification, repair and
ccnstruction of sidewalks in low and
moderate Income areas, housing
and rehabilitation for low and
moderate Income areas, and
planemetrlc and topographical
mapping of the city and fringe
Luther Hodges Jr.
Speaks Here Thursday
LUTHER HODGES JR.
U. S. Senate Candidate
Luther Hodges Jr. will be guest
speaker at Thursday’s Kings
Mour: J>...t .siMonls an: Kotw
Club joint meeting at noon.
Tbe meeting Is ache<kiled at U'e
Kings Mountain Country Club. T?ds
is regular meeting time aitJ nlact
for the Rotarlans. The Klwanlans
meet esu:h Thursday evening at the
KM Woman’s Oub.
Hodges, 40, a native of
Rockingham County is a
Democratic candidate for the U. S.
Senate. He resigned his posltloR as
chairman of the board of North
Carolina National Bank on June 80,
Son of former Governor Luther
Hodges, the Senatoral candidate
holds an AB In economics from
UN&Chapel Hill and an MBA In
business administration from
Harvard Graduate School. He
served as an officer in the U. S. Navy
and began his banking career In 1962
In 1974 Hodges was named to Time
Magaslne’s list of 200 emerging
leaders In America. He was the
only person from North Carolina
named to the list.
County Council On Aging Is Organized
The Council on Aging of Cleveland
County, a new non-profit organisa
tion to assist the aged and aging
programs In the county, met at the
Kings Mountain Depot Center last
T^ree ureene of Shelby, president
of the organisation, ssdd the Depot
meeting was to Handle regular
business and to tour the Kings
MoiBitaln faclUtles for a first hand
look at how the city handlea Its aging
Rev. Ken George, coordinator of
the local program, who also serves
on the new county unit board of
directors, was host for the meeting.
A special guest for the gathering
was Joyce Word of Ashboro, director
of the Randolph County aging
program. She told the group the
types of programs her unit serves.
BUI Miller of Rt. 8, Kings Moun
tain, pubUc relations chairman for
the new county unit, said, "The
purpose of the CouncU on The Aging
of Cleveland County Is to assist oU
groups, persons and organisations
within the ooimty which are con
cerned with and Interested In the
problems and well-being of older
adults residing within the county.”
It Is the Intent of the Council to
serve as a vehicle whereby the
actlvltios of such groups wlU be
promoted and encouraged and their
efforts coordinated In a manner to
best serve the Interests and needs of
the county's elderly.
During the general business
meeting Greene pointed out that BUI
Young, a Shelby attorney, has
agreed to serve the CouncU as legal
representative. Ha said the articles
of Incorporation are ready to be
signed and sent to Raleigh. Six
standing committees and chair
persons wore also introduced.
Margaret Post - Activities;
Patricia Archer — Education;
Bobby SnUth — Finance; Brenda
Okusby — Membership; BUI Young
— Nominating; and WUllom Miller
— PubUc Relations.
A total of 18 pereons have been
selected to serve os the CouncU's
board of directors. Including
Greene, Archer, Poet, Smith,
Ouisby, Young and MtUer. Also
Edith MUler, Kenneth George,
Bobble Carter, Nancy Abaslekong,
Rosemary Sink, Verie Hughes, Vera
Falls, Dan Cemp, Thelma McVea,
Ana Ormond and Sam Raper.
The CouncU plans to Investigate
the possibility of receiving 814D
funds by overseeing on Informal
survey of countlans over 60. The
survey is needed to be eligible for
Title ni funding.
To raise seed money tor the
CouncU memberships wUl cost MO
annuaUy for one voting represen
tative from a group or organisation;
88 annuaUy tor Individual mem
berships; and 80 annuaUy tor famUy
Greene said the reason for
organising memberships Is that the
CouncU must have agencies behind
It, "because our group was formed
to carry out needs as shown ue by
The next meeting of the ootmcU on
The Aging of Cleveland County U
scheduled for Tues., Dec. 80 at
Aldersgate Methodist Church In
FUNDS FOR KMJA - Joe RobUlard of Baton Cor
poration presents a cheek tor 88,000 from his company
to help flnonoe the Kings Moiaitaln Junior Achievement
program to Jerry Ledford as Marvin Tser looks on.
RobUlard Is JA area coordinator. Tear Is county
coordinator and Ledford Is program coordinator In