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Book Bindery. Inc,
Vol. 90, iVo. 34 Tuesday, Mayl, 1979
KiriG9 MOUhTWh MIRROR
King! Mountain Tntmc Oom-
mlttM wUI make Mvaral recom
mendations to the North Carolina
Department of Transportation
concerning streets Inside the dty.
Meeting In a special session at
noon Friday, committee chairman
James Dickey heard recom
mendations submitted by Mayor
John Moss and comments by City
Engineer Alvin Morets.
The recommendations Included:
-l-ReaUgnment of W. Gk>ld St.,
beginning at Oansler, to meet E.
Cold at Battleground Ave. This
would mean widening Cold and
constructing a grade level crossing
or underpass Using in with the
present E. Gold St. The new portion
of E. Cold proposed would not affect
the current block between Railroad
Ave. and Cansler St.
-f-In this pn^Msed Improvement
would be a cross walk over Southern
Railroad to Join and make easy
pedestrian "traffic between Bat
tleground and Railroad Ave.
-t^That the N.C. DOT be asked to
do a study and Improvements at the
Intersectton of Phifer Rd. and W.
Mountain St. The mayor’s recom-
mendaUon being tl)pt there be only
one road compiislhg the Intersection
of Phifer joining W. Mountain and
proposing that DOT vrlden, curb and.
gutter on Mountsdn as It leaves U.S.
74 at the InteraecUon.
-1-Request DOT to widen Hwy. 161
north from the E. King St. In-
tersecUon to the city limits. (A) To
widen 161 south of Frederlckson
Motor Unes property to the bridge
-t-That DOT be requested to widen
Hwy. 816 south of Falls St to
Margrace Rd. IntersecUon . (A) To
widen 316 north of Falrvlew to In
tersection of 316 and Cansler St
Alvin Morets explained, In the
mayor's absence, that DOT has been
talking "poslUvely about the grade
crossing to connect Oold St. The
prcqMsal Is to continue Oold across
BatUeground, cut a new crossing.
thena new roadbed to continue Oold
back Into Cansler St. to give the city
a major north-south access.”
Morets said surveys Indicate the
dty should de-emphaslse turning W.
Oold St. Into a major east-west
The widening of Oold St. proposed
would be from BatUeground to the
Hwy. 161 IntersecUon.
Morets said the proposal about
making one road from Hwy. 74 to
Intersect with Phifer Rd. and W.
Mountain St., would. If considered,
eliminate the small road In front of
the NaUonal Ouard Armory and the
pie-wedge strip of land between the
current W. Mountain St. and W. King
Committee member Humes
Houston said he felt It would not
be poeslble to widen W. Mountain St.
anymore "because some of thoee
homes In Uiere already sit right on
the curb.” Chairman Dickey agreed
and said the best altemaUve would
be to eliminate parking on both sides
at W. Mountain.
Morets said the entire street la
currently designated as travel
surface and prohibiting parking
could be an acUon the city board
could take Immediately.
The city engineer also suggested
the committee request some
realignment work on Hwy. 316
because “of the sight problems for
motorists. There are places along
the road where vlsl'^ Is very
limited. It makes for hasardous
Dickey suggested the subject of an
addlUonal road from the school
complex on Phifer Rd. back to U.S.
74 be considered to relieve some of
the traffic congesUon on Phifer.
MoreU said the DOT now has a
couple of surveys concerning traffic
and parking In the Central Business
District which should be coming
back to the city by late summer or
early faU. He said these results wlU
give the city a much stronger pic
ture of work that needs to be done.
City To Make Recommendations To N,C. DOT
" • To Federal Charter
Kings Mountain Savings and Loan
iMis approved a plan for conversion
Into a federally chartered
After final iq>proval of the Federal
Home Loan Bank board In
Washington, D.C., KMSAL will be
under the control and direction of
the Federal Home Loan Bank.
Oary Whitaker, executive vice
president and managing off jeer of
KM Savings and Loan, said,
“Ownership will continue to rest
with the local shareholders, but the
association will b« able to provide
the many and varied services
authorised for federally chartered
Whitaker said accounts will
; continue to bo Insured by the
Federal Savings and Loan In-
ty- surance Oorp., an agency of the
^ federal government. "This exam-
m pUfles the safety and security which
^ the association feels Its depositors
deserve. All savings plans offered by
the association now will continue
after the conversion. Current ser
vices will also continue.”
The executive vice president said
the primary beneficiaries of the
conversion will be the assoclatkm
customers. "For example,”
Whitaker said, “as a federally-
chartered savings and loan, we will
be authorised to make certain loans
and Investments we could not
Kings Mountain Savings and Loan
was Incorporated In 1907 and has
operated since then under the
supervision of the State of North
“While the association will be the
first federally chartered association
In Kings Mountain,” Whitaker said,
“It will continue to operate at the
present location - 800 W. Mountain
St. and with the same personnel and
KMES, Inc. Captain
A Clifford Lovelace of Kings
tif Mountain has been elected Captain
of Kings Mountain Emergency
•ervlcee succeeding Bob Hope, who
IMlgned due to Illness In his tamUy
Dlilch has curtailed the amount of
Other new officers are Gordon
Brice, who reptocee Lovelace as
first lieutenant; Edward OolUns,
•seond lieutenant; Larry Smith,
equipment officer; Don Wells, files;
Dale Boyd, outside sergeant; Butrh
Oooke. Inside sergeant; V uye
HEALTH FAIR IS SATURDAY-Mrs.
David Fannce, left, checks a blood
sample for Mrs. Erika Mesesere at
Kings Mountain Hospital where Mrs.
Mesesere la recuperafing from a broken
right arm. Both Mrs. Faunce and Mrs.
Mesesers are laboratory techn
the hospital. Mrs. Fannce will b
area volunteers at Satnrday’i
Fair Day, free to citlaens over I
County Health Departmeat.
Photo by Ub Stewart
Saturday la Older American's
Health Fair Day at the Cleveland
County Health Department and
dtlsena can take advantage of the
free service by pre-reglsterlng by
calling 483-8488 at 483-8809.
Free transportation to Shelby will
also be provided local cltlsene by
calling Rev. Kenneth Oeorge at
Mrs. Brenda Causby, director of
the Council on Aging, said the
program Is co-qxwtsored by the
Council Ml Aging and American Red
Ooss with medical volunteers from
the county to conduct the testing
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Vision
tests, counseling and referral, blood
pressure checks, low blood
(anemia) tests, and blood test for
diabetes, etc. are all offered free as
a part of the servlcea. Additional
free teats are hearing, tuberculosis,
pap smear, oral cancer, glaucoma,
foot examination, breast cancer
examinations and oDwrs.
“It wUl eM>«dite the services tf
dtisens will call so that we can give
them an appointment during the
day”, aald Mrs. Causby.
Senior cltlsens needing tran-
qwrtatlon as late as Saturday
morning can telephone 483-1189 and
tranqwratlon to Shelby will be made
available, said a spokeaman.
Stewart Wins Writing Avmrd
The Mirror-Herald has a wlrmer.
Elisabeth Stewart, womans
editor, took top prise In the N.C.
Press Women's Association non-
daily feature catagory at the aimual
banquet Saturday In Chapel Hill.
The award-winning feature was
entitled “To Survive Blck Got
Angry” and was a story on how
Brian Blckley of Kings Mountain
pulled through multiple heart a^
tacks to stay alive.
It was an unusual story about an
unusual man and Miss Stewart
captured, the essence of the ntan
completely In the 1978 feature.
Saturday's award was the second
first place prise Miss Stewart has
won for writing. The first was a
piece she did on the efforts of a
In The News,
Legion Auxiliary To
Kings Mountain man to bring his
Korean bride to America. That piece
was entitled “Senate Helps Cupid
4>an Pacific Ocean.”
Second place went to Virginia
Rucker, third, to Joy Hoagland, both
at ThU Week of Forest Ofy. Ms.
Hoagland shared honorable mention
with Clara Cartreete of WhltevUle.
EUle HamUton, a Ufestyle section
writer for The Gastonia Oasette,
was elected prresldent of the N.C.
Press Women's Association fOr the
coming year. Miss Hamilton served
as chairman of the contest for 1978.
Miss Stewart was chairman of the
Interviews catagory In the contest
A native KMer, Miss Stewart
entered journalism as a reporter for
the former Kings Mountain Herald.
Lovelace, treasurer; and Junior
The board of directors Include
Charles Bud Ware, chairman, Roy
Pearson, Jim Dickey, Jim An
derson, Everett Flemings, Junior
Short, and Corbet Nicholson..
The aCUons were taken by the
board of dlrectois at a recent
KMES, which operates strictly on
donations and volunteers. In
dependent of the county funded
ei. ergency service.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit
188 la promoting an “Energy Con
servation Pledge” which Is being
circulated In the community.
Members of file Unit received
copies of the “pledge” at a recent
meeting and are endeavoring to
obtain as many signatures as
possible In the buslnees community.
According to Mrs. J.D. Barrett,
Unit Prestdent, the Unit la en
couraging all Kings Mountain
dtlsena to promise to conserve
energy In the following ways and
check each Item In which they will
practice conservation meanires and
sign the form, returning It to any
Citlaens are asked to conserve
energy by turning air conditioning
thermoatat up, heating thermostat
down, using dishwasher only when
full, turning out lights when not In
use, turning hot water temperature
down, using shower rather than tub,
dosing off unused rooms,uslng a car
pool when possible, curbing use of
clothes dryer, baking entire meal In
the oven, cooking two meals at once,
freeslng one, and maintaining car
speed of 88 miles per hour.
Kings Mountain Little Theatre will
elect new officers Thursday night at
the 7:80 p.m. regular meeting at
Park Grace Auditorium.
AU members and proapecUve new
members are encouraged to attend,
mid President (Slff Whitfield, who
said that persons who have had
acting roles and assisted In various
productlMis throughout the year are
also eligible to vote for new officers
at KMLT for the coming year.
Hit By Vandals
Jerry Oliver, owner and operator
of Phillips 66 Service Button at the
toitersecfion of York Road and 1-88,
Is offering $38 cash for Information
leading to the arrest of the persons
responsible for vandalism at hla
aUtlon lot last Friday night.
Mr. OUver aald that someone
knocked out gjaai from windows of a
1971 Plymouth with damages
amounting to about 180.
Mrs. June Lee
Mrs. June Lee, a member of the children
Kings Mountain Board of Education Mve.
and wife of Dr. Joe Lee, KM medical
doctor. Is the new president and first
woman president of Cleveland
Association of Oovenimental Of
Other new officers are Kenneth
Udtord, of the county school board,
vlce-prosldsnt; KM SchooU Supt.
BUI Davis, secretary, and Shelby
City Manager Dave Wilkinson,
An $11,300 budget was adopted for
the new flacal year, the same as last
year. The three school sysUms pay
one-third of the budget and the
county and ths munlclpalltlea cover
the other two-thirds.
Mrs. Lee Is a native of Anderson
County, 8.C., a graduate of
limestone CoUege. and a member of
the KM HosiUtal AuxlUary and
board of directors of KM Lnited
Fund. The Lees are patents of tour
MRS. JUNE LEE
...new CAOO President