North Carolina Newspapers

    Vol.90, No.36 Tuesday, May 8,1979
H«ag k Sons
Book Bindery. Inc.
fpringpert, idch, 49264
Robert McRee Jr.
Appointed KMSHS Principal
Houston, left, Mrs. Jmek (Monty) Eloyd, KM Hospital
Director of Nursing Ron Bagwell, Mrs. Gene Brsnton
and Mrs. David Rose are shown with the new equip
ment presented to KM Hospital for teaching self-breast
examinations to female patients and employes. The
gifts. In honor of Mrs. Jack Floyd, represent proceeds
from the recent Sweetheart Ball of Delta Sigma and XI
Bets Eta Chapters of Beta Sigma PU sororities for Its
Reach to Recovery program.
Robert (Bob) McRee, Jr., 32, who
tor the past three years has been
principal of Piedmont High School
near Monroe, Thursday was named
the new principal at Kings Mountain
High School.
The announcement was made
following a special meeting of the
board of education The board went
Into executive session to Interview
McRee and one other person before
making Its final decision.
McRee succeeds Forrest Wheeler,
who resigned recently to accept a
principal’s position In Georgia.
McRee will assume his new duties
here In July.
McRee has been In the Piedmont
school system for several years. He
was assistant principal at Piedmont
High and principal of Piedmont
Middle School prior to being named
to his present position. He has also
taught at Forbush High In Yadkin
Oounty and Southvlew Academy In
William Davis, Supt. of Schools
'Sweethearts Donate
^ Aids To KM Hospital
Elected To State Offices
here, said he Is highly Impressed
with McRee, both as an educator
and a citizen.
"From all the Infor .-nation that I
have been able to gather from his
present and previous employers,
he's sin outstanding educator and
relates very well to teachers,
students and people In the com
munity,” Davis said. "I have talked
wdth him twice and the board has
talked with him once and we're very
much Impressed. He’s a great
community man and an excellent
"He and his wife have visited
around town,” Davis continued,
“and they’re very Impressed with
the community. Tey see It as a
progressive town and are very
anxious to get re-located and get
Involved In community affairs.”
Davis said the board received over
20 applications for the post and In
terviewed 12 persons before
narrowing It down to two finalists.
McRee Is a native of Peachland,
N.C., a small town In Anson County
He graduated from Anson High near
Wadesboro and holds degrees from
Wake Forest, Appalachian State and
the University of North Carolina at
Chapel HUl.
He Is married to the former Jackie
Caudle and Is the father of two
children, Jull, age six, and Molly, 10
Kings Mountain Hospital Is
recipient of. a slide projector,
cassettes, teaching models and
pamphlets for teaching self-breast
examination to female patients and
^ employes.
* The gift, which was presented
Ihursday to Ron Bagwell, Director
of Nursing, represents proceeds
from the recent Sweetheart Ball of
members of Delta Sigma and XI
Beta Eta Chapters of Beta Sigma
^ Phi sororities of Cleveland County
for Its Reach to Recovery program.
Mrs. Humes Houston, Kings
Mountain chairman of the Reach to
Recovery program of the American
cancer Society, said that a total of
$1,743.69 was used to pxirchase the
equipment for all hospitals In the
coimty. The presentation was also
made at Cleveland Memorial
Hospital In Shelby and Crawley
Memorial Hospital In Bolling
The gifts are In honor of Monty
(Mrs. Jack) Floyd. Mrs. Gene
Branton, outgoing president of Delta
Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi,
and Mrs. David Rose, president of
XI Beta EU Chapter of BeU Sigma
Phi, made the presentations at
Kings Mountain Hospital.
Mrs. Angenette Homsley, Head
Start Director, has been elected
Vice-President for Pre-School and
Mrs. Hilda Kiser, teacher at Beth-
ware School, has been elected
treasurer of the newly-formed
Greater Cleveland Branch of the
North Carolina Association of
Childhood Education International.
Twenty-eight people met at Jef
ferson School May 1 to form the
organization and membership Is
open to parents, child care workers,
educators, aides, psychologists, and
others who wish to help children.
Among the purposes of the
Greater Cleveland Branch are
working for the well-being and
education of all children, promoting
desirable conditions and practices In
child care centers and schools,
encouraging cooperation of parents,
teachers and others who have the
concerns of children at heart, and
encouraging continued professional
growth of teachers and others In-
care-glvlng positions.
Mrs. Sonya H. Jones of Bolling
Springs is president of the group,
Mrs. Golden Young of Graham
School Is vice president for early
education, Mrs. Dorothy Poston of
Marlon School Is vice president for
Intermediate education and Mrs.
Mary Beth Blanton of No. 3 School Is
Firm Buys Property
^ KM PoUce Taking
New Applications
The Kings Mountain Police
Department Is taking applications
through 6 p.m., Frl., May 1$.
AplpUcants must be high school
^graduates, ages 21-36, be at least
* five feet-seven (males) and five-four
(females). Male applicants should
weigh no less than 140 (110 females)
with height and weight propor
tionate. Uncorrected vision must be
20-100, corrected to 20-20. Hearing
^ must be normal as determined by an
'T audiometric test.
Acting Chief J.D. Barrett said all
applicants will be iven a written
test, agility test and have a thorough
Investigation conducted Into their
All applicants considered for
employment undergo a one year
probation during which they may be
dismissed at any time for deter
mined general unsuitability or for
Applications are being taken In
Chief Barrett’s office Monday
through Friday from 9 a.m. until 6
KMPD la an equal opportunity
...Post 188 Oommander
Gene Tignor
Is Elected
Tammy Blanton, teller at Kings
Mountain Savings A Loan
Association, scored 98 on finals tests
administered following her com
pletion of a six weeks course In teller
The class was taught at Central
Piedmont College and was spon
sored by the Institute of Financial
Education of the N.C. Savings &
Loan League.
Miss Blanton, a 1977 graduate of
IGngB Mountain Senior High, at
tended Gaston College. She joined
the local firm as a teller last
Reliance Electric Company of
Cleveland, Ohio has purchased 51
sM:res across from Bethware School
In the area of Road 1001 sind ad
jacent to the proposed 74 By-Pass of
Kings Mountain.
Reliance owns properties
throughout the United States and
currently has a $8.3 million plant
under construction In WeavervUle
near Asheville.
The company officials have not
Indicated what their plans are for
the property, which according to
transfer tax stamps In the county
W estmoreland
Wins District
2 NCAE Seat
Dean B. Westmoreland, a teacher
at Kings Mountain Senior High, has
been elected to a District 2 N.C.
Association of Educators seat.
Westmoreland, a native of Grover,
Is a former president of NCAE.
Kitty S. Wynnberry of Gastonia
Oounty was elected president of
District 2 during the state-wide
association elections.
The new officers will take office
July 1.
register of deeds office, indicates
purchase price was approximately
Jerry King, director of the Kings
Mountain Economic Development
Corporation, said that speculation
from local and county officials Is
that "a lot wlU depend upon the
economy” and that Karl E. Hein,
corporate faclllUea engineer tor the
big electronics firm, confirmed that
Reliance hasn’t determined when It
will use or what use will be made of
the property.
Events Planned
A couple of fund-raising events are
|l scheduled the week of May 90 In
Kings Mountain.
On Sun., May 20 the Kings
Mountain Rotary Oub will sponsor
Ite first annual Rotary Run at West
Charles Mauney, chairman of the
% event, said the run Is co-sponsored
by Home Savings and Loan
Association and will begin at 3 p.m.
Three events are scheduled: a
10,000 meter (6.9 miles); 6,000
meters (3.1 miles); and a one mile
^ run. The runs will begin and end at
" West School.
T- shirts will be given to all en
trants and prizes or ribbons to the
first six finishers In each division.
Age classifications, male and
female, are 11-16; 17-22; 23-30 ; 31-39;
9 40-49; and 80-plus. Registration fee
Is $8 and proceeds go to The Rotary
International Foundation and Kings
Mountain Rotary Scholarship Fund.
Registration blanks are available
at sdl banks and savings institutions.
Griffin Drug Co. and The Mirror-
Later this month The Mirror-
Herald will publish a map of the
three run routes.
On Sat., May 26 the second annual
St. Jude Children’s Hospital Blke-A-
Ttoon Is scheduled at Kings Mountain
Senior High at 9 a.m.
The 10-mlle course event Is again
chaired by Robert Dodge, who said
the first event last year raised over
$4,000 locally for the hospital.
St. Jude’s deals In research of and
treatment of catastrophic childhood
diseases. Children are treated no
matter the financial clrcumstsmces
of the family.
Bikers are urged to obtsdn their
own sponsors for the event by tur
ning In lists of their sponsors.
A grand nrlze will be awarded the
biker who '-alses the most money for
3t. Jude's
Kings Mountain Fire Chief Gene
Tignor, active Legionnaire In Poet
168, has been elected Post Com
mander of Otis D. Green Post 166 lor
the coming year.
He wlU be InsUtled, along with
other officers, Tuesday night at 7
p.m. In Installation ceremonies at
the American Legion Building.
Former Division Five Commander
Carl Webb of CherryvUle will InstaU
the new officers.
Other officers, who were elected In
club balloting last week, are Oiarles
Hampton, first vice commander;
Aud Tignor, second vice-
commander; Joe H. McDaniel,
adjutant and finance officer; Carl
Wilson, chaplain; David Delevle,
historian; Jack Hovls, service of
ficer; Rick Moore, judge advocate;
John W. GUdden, sergeatn-at-arms,
and Laurence Adams, assistant
The executive board Includes Jim
Amos. Jack Bennett, CJurtls Gaff
ney, Gene Gibson and Clifford
H. Luco Falls Is outgoing com
^ ■ I
ALL ABOARD-Senlor clttsens are pictured as they
boarded three vans tor Shelby Saturday morning and
Older Clttsens Health Day at the Cleveland County
Health Center. More than 80 local people took part In
the free health check-ups during the day. Rev. and Mrs.
Kenneth George prepare the group for departure In
front of the KM Depot Center.
Photo by Lib Stewart

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