KlhC; MOUMTWM MIRROR
VOL. 89 NO. 19
KINOSMOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROUNA 28086 TUESDAY, MARCH 7,1978
Houston To Head
COMM. HUMES HOUSTON
Kings Mountain Emergency
Operations Committee wlU gather
tor Its Initial meeting Wednesday
night at 7:80 p. m. at City Hall.
The new committee of 16 cltlsens
was appealed by Mayor John Moss
this week after approval by the city
board of commlsslcners.
District Two Commissioner
Humes Houston will serve as
chairman of the committee.
Mayor Moss said he recom
mended the formation of the Kings
Mountain Emergency Operatlana
Committee because of severe
weather condlttons In recent years
which have warranted emergency
activities In this area and disaster
I conditions In other parts of the state
and country. “I fOel,” said the
Mayor, “that positive action should
According to Chairman Houston
the new committee la charged with
the responsibility to establish an
emergency plan for the city. In
cluding a plan of evacuation,
medical service, shelter, food and
communications for cltlsens In
every section of the oommunlty.
Mr. Houston said he appreciates
the volunteers who have agreed to
serve on the committee. Including
Dr. Thomas Durham, Orady
Howard, Senator OUle Hairla, L. E.
Hlnnant, Police Chief Jackie
Bsirrett, Fire Chief Oene Tignor,
Delbert Dbccn, Emmett Moss, Mrs.
Mary Timms, Charles Wilson,
Ernest Rome, Burris Ramey,
Schools Si9t William Davis, James
Adams, Jonas Bridges and Miss
At Moss Lake
Hydro Study To Begin
Harsa Engineering. Ino. ot.. jFOxlmately six weeks.
Chicago wUl begin the hydroeleotrlo
plant feasibility study at Moss Lake
on Mar. 16.
Arthur Allen, vice president of the
Arm, and Abner Evans, special
consultant, wUl conduct the study,
wlUch Is expected to take ap-
The study will be conducted at
the splUway site adjacent to the
water treatment plant on Moss
Lake. The city's engineers, W. K.
Dickson and Company, will supply
nuu>plng and data for the study.
Following the study the firm’s
At Lithium Corp.
be presented to ttie board of dom-
If a hydroelectric plant Is feasible,
according to Mayor John Moss, the
operation would generate electrical
power to operate the city’s faculties
at the lake.
Miners Veto Union
Uthlum corporation mine em
ployes have voted out the Oil,
Chemical and Atomic Workers
’Ihe union was voted In In Feb. 1874
and since that time employes have
been on a couple of one or two day
strikes and one In 1977 that lasted six
Keefer Ling, Uthlum Industrial
Relations manager, said, "There
has been some unhappiness with the
isilon by Ita local members over the
way things have gone In the past. 8o,
they asked tor and was granted a
decertification election last Thur
Ung said when the vote was
tallied, 60 members were In favor of
dumping the union. Another 84
members voted to retain the union.
’The election was held under the
supervlslan of the National Labor
ReUtlons Board, after the board had
granted the Uttilum mine employes
permission to conduct the election.
City Crews Gear
Pre-oonstructlon talks on
development of recreational
faculties at Moss Lake were held at
city hall last Thursday with
recreational planner Gardner
Following the discussions at city
haU, Oldley, City Engineer A1
Mbrets and other department heads
waUied the boundaries at the lake
where construction Is to be done
beginning around Mar. 16.
"We staked off the ;access road,
tmUer and boat parking, patron
parking and boat launch areas on
MoreU said these areas wUl
receive first attention when con
struction begins with attention
turning to picnic shelters and tables
and restroom facilities In the area
where about 60 camping sites will be
"We wUl also do some rough
grading for the access road to the
camping site,’’ Morots continued.
“Actual oonstructlcn of the sites,
phis control booths, an office and a
Ashing fadUty wUl be done under
the third phase of planning.”
The current project Is listed at
$100,000, using a $60,000 grant from
the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation.
The other $60,000 wUl be In-klnd
contributions, or actual construction
work done by city crews.
The target date for completion of
swimming and beach areas wUl be
held untU the construction Is
finished. Other summer seasonal
lake acUvltles will begin as usual.
Racreatlonel uses for the lake
shores was developed by
Oardner Oldley and Associates of
Winston-Salem. Oldley has also
developed a plan tor fencing and
broadening the beach and ewtm area
of the lake, but that wUl come In the
CORPORATION OFFICERS - These members and
^ oAters of the Kings Mountain Development Corporation
wUl meet again tonight at 7:80 at the Depot Center to
plan further on the organisation, which wlU be devoUd
Photo By Lft Stewart
to developing the bustness commimlty here. Seated left
to right: Mrs. Sara Orlfftn, Buford DeFore - chair
man, and Chartos Hamilton. Standing Mtto light: Rev.
M. L. CampbeU, John O. Plonk and Dr. Charies Blair.
Photo By Tom Mchityre
PRE-CONSTRUCTION TALK - Oardner Oldley (left), recreaUon
areas planner, discusses needs from city work crews once construction
begins on the second phase of development at Moss Lake. ’The work Is
tw.ing done under a Bureau of Outdoor Recreation grant of $00,0(», and Is
eiqiected to begin around the middle of March. A1 Morets, a city engineer.
Is seen at the light
It’S The Girl Scouts’ Turn
TheBoySooutshavehadthelr day In local government and Mar. 18 It’s the Olrl Scouts’
The city commBslonsrs approved Moi., Mar. 18 as Olrl Scout Day In Oovemment at the
Feb. 18 mooting and now membore of local troops have been assigned to participate by
ependlng the day obaervlng elected ofAclals and city employes In action.
’Twenty-elx Olrl Scouts wUl assemble In councU chambers at city hall next Monday at 9
a. m. to meat with the varloiw ofAclals and department heads to whom they have been
Following a routine day of observing, the Olrl Scouto wUl conclude their activities by
attending the oommladoners meeting next Monday night. The Seouta are expected to give
abrlef report on their day during the meeting.
The foUow tng U a list of dty ofAdala or department head and tha Olrl Seouta aaalgned to
Mayor John H.Moaa-LlndaayHolmea; District One Oommlasloner Jamea OiUdere -
EUsabetiiMoOlU; Dlatrlct Two OommlaaalonerHumea Houston - Crystal Dixon; District
Three Oommlasloner Corbet Nicholson — Lori Herndmi; "DlirtHctTfour Oommlsslonor
Norman King—Daun BianeU; District Viva Oommlsalonar William Oiiasom —Velma
Jordan; and District Six rnmmlsstonar James J. Dickey-Amatiia Smith.
aty Ctoik Joe H. MeDaidel Jr. - AngeU AUen; PubUc Worss Soqit. Ed Dwyer - Kelly
my Kendall; Electrleal Dept Supt. Harry WUson - PameU Morrow; Oas Dept. Supt.
Jeny Whits - DedaSmtIh; and Fire Chief Gena Tignor - Dawn Morris.
Police Chief J. D. Barrett - Alison Champion; Det. Sgt. Richard Reynolds - Tony
Scarborough; Youth OfAoar Robert Dodge - Ladonna White; Crime Prevention OfAcer
Houston Corn-Obimls Oates; PoUoe Dispatchers Linda Hamm A Harvey Webb- Nalda
Fkriier; Police Recording Clerk Pam WUaon - Amy Mayas; PoUce Secretary Marty
Bouthards - Mary Starnes * Sandl Watteraon; Sgts. L. D. Beattie A Bynum Cook - lisa
Recreation Supt. Roy Pearson - Sophia Johnson; Animal Regulation OfAcer Oraytoi^
BolUngar - Becky Holt; Fire Pravantlcn OAloar Mika Taylor - Dorms BUckburn; Fire
Tyalnlng Officer Frank Bums - Wendy Snalth; and Codes Dept. Director Alvin Morete -j