KinCI mOUhTMM MIRROR
VOL. 89 NO. 21
KINOS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA 28086 TUESDAY, MARCH 14,1978
Howard Is Vice-Chairman
Works On Possibles
V 'if.- •
Pbotoa By Tom McIntyre
How To Install Manhole Head start
Tlie city has mewed up the atreete again!
That'iuwally the cry udienthe dty beglne digging up
the etreet to Inatall new water, eewer or gas lines. But
this time the city was after bigger game — a manhole
about the else of a one-room i4>artment for a dwarf.
■Die digging took place on S. Piedmont Ave. In front of
the Mirror-Herald buUdlng and required a hole about
IS-deet deep and wide enough to lose a U-Haul truck In.
In the above photos we see Walter OlUs, street supt.,
guiding the concrete base for the new manhole Into the
hole. When the base was In place the crane operator
lifted OUls and another city employe out of the hole,
then lowered the concrete walls tor the manhole, then
Below the Herald office, at the driveway entrance to
Sample Yardage, another hole was dug and the same
The Job Is a continuation of one started a couple of
years ago, the Installation of conduits and manhole for
underground electrical wiring. This Job will complete
the loop from the municipal parking lota oft Piedmont,
Include the new governmental services facilities
building, then loopback around Cherokee St. to tie back
lido the parking area system.
In aboutthree months the city crews will return to dig
up the roads again, this time to Install the conduit pipe
to carry the electrical lines.
Beside KM Hospital
County Buys More Acres
Following dlscusdon In oxecuttve
session Monday the Cleveland
County Oommlaaloners voted to
purchaw 2.6186 acres adjacent to
Kings Mountain Hospital.
The county agreed to pay $40,000
fbr ttie property, lew donations that
may be offered, for future expansion
of the hotyltal.
The property has frontage on
Styes and N. Shns Sts. and Is owned
by Home Savings and Loan Associa
tion. On another a<)Jacent lot Home
plane to construct a new building.
That site Is 1.9 acres.
In other action the board approved
a request from Thomas W. Harper
that gravw be removed from an old
fhmlly cemetery adjacent to the
Kings Mountain Country Club.
Harper suggested the graves be
moved to another appropriate site.
The request was made In view that
no living direct descendants of those
burled In the eight plots In the old
cemetery have been found and that
the location of the cemetery ham
pers any possible future develop
ments of the property.
Harper told the board that the
cemetery Is iwt kept iq> and that the
graves have been desecrated
me years by vandals.
Lady Golfers Usher In Spring
Kings Mountain Woman’s Golf
Association ushered In Spring 1978 In
spite of the snow and rain Tuesday.
The event was the aiuiual lun
cheon meeting at Kings Mountain
Country Club and members took the
I occasion to model the latest In "hat
I fashions," using Inpnutty to create
■prlng banrwta Illustrating golf,
bridge and tennis - three aoUvlttes
In which local aromen partlelpatsd In
^ during the year.
Lyme (Mrs. Charles) Mhurmy
j \ took home the top prise, both, for
j hats snd as the 1978 Medalist. Mrs.
£ I Maunsy exhibited a largo Maxlean
sombrero featlva with symbols of
her golfing hobby. After the Mshlon
show, she was presented the
Vera (Mrs. A. B.) Hilton Uxdi the
prlw among bridge enthusiasts.
modeling spring finery resplendent
with brldp cards.
Fran (Mrs. Frank) SlncoK took the
prise among taiuils players with a
hat decorated with miniature tennis
Other golfing prises wont ' to
Margaret (Mrs. H. O.) WUUams, an
Eagle; to Alice Ann (Mrs. Charles)
Adams as tops In the handicap
tournament arlth lib (Mrs. Carl)
Mayes as runner-up. Mrs. Mayes
also won the "moot birdies" award.
Now officers were' Installed by
outgoing preddent Olnny (Mrs.
Jack) AriMtte who was presented
adth a yellow golf wrap-around skirt
from the members.
Ahoe Arms Adams Is the new
president of women golfers. Peggy
(Mrs. Stonewall) Jaokaon la vice-
president and Marlon (Mrs.
diaries) Ckrpenter was re-elected
to wrve arwther term as secretary •
treasurer. Outgoing VP Is Anno
(Mrs. Matt) Pouchak. H2olse (Mrs.
J. Wilson) Crawford and Haael
(Mrs. Howard) Jackson will head up
the tennis and bridge programs to be
offered next year, as customary
along with golf by the association.
Margaret (Mrs. H. O.) Williams
will continue as Foothills
ReprosenUUve. Mrs. WlUlams U
vacationing In Florida with her
Thar SO women at Tliosday’s
liaicheon modeled a variety of "high
fashion" hats with large, summery
fashions dominating the show. The
"hat" theme also featured In table
decorations, which were given as
door prises. They were ap
propriately straw hats filled with
Grady Howard, administrator of
Kings Mountain Hospital, was ap
pointed vice-chairman of the city's
Operations Committee Wednesday
idght at the orgeuilzatlonal meeting
at dty Hall.
The committee approved
unanimously draft of an Operation
PUui based on the possibility of a
train derailment In or about the City
of Kings Mountain with the
possibility of evacuating civilian
personnel from the areas Involved.
The plan will be updated as to the
activity and actions of the units
assigned, said Chairman Humes
Houston, city commissioner from
Cbmm. Houston pointed out that
the greatest problem would be the
evacuation of personnel and
combating toxic agents If Involved In
Cbmm. Houston made asalgn-
menta to various committees
L. B. (Josh) Hlimant, county
(XHnmlsslaner, will obtain copies of
the county disaster plan to be used In
conjunction with the overall plan.
Senator J. OUe Harris will obtain
lirformatlan as to the location of
radioactive detection equipment on
the state level that would be
avsdlable If needed. The Information
will come from the office of David L.
Britt, of the N. C. SUte Civil
First Sgt. aiau-les E. Wilson of the
National Guard, prepared suid sub
mitted to the committee a chsdn of
command starting from a city
request (or use of National Guard
assistance through all the agencies
to the Governor and back to the local
Police Chief Jackie Barrett and
Fire Chief Gene Tignor were asked
to divide the city Into areas and set
up a traffic flow diagram In case of
Mrs. Mary Tiiruns will obtsiln a
Red Cross Disaster Plan.
Jcmas Bridges, msuiager of Radio
Station WKMT, told the group his
station "will stay on the air durtyg
any emergency situation.”
Schools Supt. William Davis was
asked to submit a plan (or school
evacuation In event of emergency.
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Temporary directors of Kli»^
Mountain Development Corporation
will meet Wednesday night at 7;30 at
the Depot Center to select chairman
and co-chairman (or the stock
Buford DeFore, chairman of tho
steering committee, urges all
members to attend and to be
prepared to offer Ideas and Input
liko the further organization of the
April 15 Is the deadline for ap
plying for the 1978-79 Head Start
federally funded program.
Head Start has classes here at
North School and at Grover, and
recruitment of students la now
The program la Intended par
ticularly for families with limited
Incomes and usually those families
who quality have only one parent
who worka Speclsil emphasis Is also
being placed on the recruitment of
the handicapped, whether physical,
emotional or mentsd. For the han
dicapped, the family’s amount of
Income Is not the first conslderatlan.
To qualify a child must be four
yesLTS old by Oct. 16, 1978
Children attend the program
during regular school days and
receive free dental service, physical
examination and speech evaluation
In addition to hot meals.
Parents may contact the Head.
Start office at 789-8816 (or an ap
Airport Meeting Tonight
Tile general public Is Invited to
attend a meeting at the Kings
Mountain Airport Committee
tonight at 7:80 at city haU.
A representative of the FAA will
be on hand to talk about the city's
possibilities of getting an alirort
facility to serve business, lixlustry
and the private pilot.
The Interest shown by citizens at
tonight's meeting could go a long
way toward making an airport a
reality (or the city, according to
Mayor John Moss.
The airport committee. Includes
Dr. Frank Slncox, Tommy Bridges,
J. C. Bridges, James Childers,
Ocn'bet Nicholson and BUI Grissom.
Band Concert Tonight
Barnes Auditorium will rock
tonight with the sound of band
Beginning at 8 p. m. there Is a free
concert featuring the Kings
Moisitaln Junior High Ninth Grade
Band, under the direction of
Christopher Cole, and the Senior
High Blazer Band, under the
direction of Donald Deal.
On Feb. 96 the ninth grade en
semble participated In state com
petition at Kannapolis and won a
Superior rating. Next Friday (Mar.
17) the Blazer Band wlU cwnpete In
state (estival competition In
The program tonight wL. consist
of the selections prepared for the
state festivals by both bands.
NEW OFFICERS OF WOMEN (JOLFERS - Pic
tured are new officers of ths Khip Mountain Women’s
Golf Association who were Installed at ths annual
lisicheon meeting last week. FYom left. Mrs. Howard
Jackson, Mrs. J. Wilson Crawford, Mrs. Stonewall
Jackson, vice-president, Mrs. Charles Adams,
prsaldsnt and Mrs. Charles Carpenter, treasurer.