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Total Press Run
Vol. 1 No. 16
Kings Mountain, N.C. V/eUnesday, December 15, 1971
12 Pages Today
Old Santa, with sleigh and reindeer, arrived Friday in Kings
Mountain to nificially welcome in the Christmas season, Santa
was the climax of the city’s successful holiday parade. See
more photos inside! (Mirror Photo by Rodney Dodson)
Post Office Has Heavy Christmas Mailing
Postmaster Charles Alexander reports a
brisk business at the local Post Office,
with sales exceeding those of previous
^ Statistics reveal that the following vol
ume of outgoing letter mall and Christmas
Cards were mailed the week of December
On Monday, Dec. 6,theiigurewas 9,547;
Tuesday, 11,127; Wednesday, 10,640;
Thursday, 11,786; and Friday, 11,534.
"This should prove to be our largest
Christmas business in years,” said Alex
The Post Office reminds you to mail now
to guarantee proper and expedientdelivery
of your cards and packages.
The Post Office windows will be open
from 8:30 to 5:30 p.m. daily, andwlllalso
remain open Saturday, December 18.
Won*t Run For Senate
Broyhill Seeks Re-Election To House
Congressnnan James T. Broyhill has filed
with the North Carolina Board of Elections
for re-election to the United States House
of Representatives. The Lenlor legislator
is seeking his sixth term in the U.S. Con
Broyhill was first elected to Congress
in 1962 in the old 9th District. After re-
distrlctlng in 1967, his home county of
Caldwell was placed in the 10th District.
At the time of filing Broyhill states,
“Continued service in the House addstoa
Member’s influence, knowledge, and re
sponsibility. My additional seniority in
Committee and in the House can beanad-
vantage for the people of the district. Also,
as I seek another Congressional term, I
want to continue my practice of close con
tact with the people I serve by use of
personal visit, questionnaires, and news
^ Broyhill continued, “The first duty of a
Kongressman is to vote on legislation. But
n also believe that the Congressional office
should be one of service. That is why I
have always tried to make myself available
to individuals to aid them with their pro
blems In any way that I can. This practice
In commenting on speculation that he
might seek state-wide office, Broyhill
stated, “I have stated over and over that
I will not be a candidate for state-wide
office. The reason that I am officially
filing this early is to put a stop to all
rumors and speculation about what I in
tend to do,”
The 10th District is made up of 7 counties
under the new Congressional District
Plan, (Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Cat
awba, Cleveland, Gaston and Wagauga.)
In his 5 terms in Congress, due to re
districting, Broyhill has served 18 North
Ministers Sponsor Toys For Needy
The Kings Mountain Ministeral Assoc,
will, again tills year, sponsor a toy dis
tribution center for needy families. The
center this year will be located at the
Community Center on Cleveland Ave. All
Burlington Industries will observe the
upcoming holiday season with plant vaca
tions and traditional Christmas recognit
ion of employees and their families.
Mr. Jim Bowman, manager, said the
Phenix Plant will be closed December 22
through December 26 for the Christmas
Burlington wage employees in 14 states
will receive year-end vacation pay to co
incide with scheduled manufacutring plant
closings for the holidays. Individual
amounts are based on length of service.
Burlington will give more than 74,000
traditional Christmas treat bags to chil
dren of employees this year.
Adopts Gas Policy
who wish to give toys or those needy fam
ilies who want toys will find the center
opne December 22, 23, and24from9a.m.
to 12 noon and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The
local ministers who wish to obtain the
cards of approval necessary to receive
toys may go by the Central Methodist
Church and pick them up there.
Postmaster New Director
Grover Postmaster Fain Hambrlght has
been named deputy director of the Nation
al League of Postmasters 10-stateSouth-
Hambright was notified recently by Eug
ene Dalton, national president, that the
league’s board of directors had approved
Responsibilities of the post include re
presenting individual postmasters at the
Hambright, who has served as Grover
postmaster since 1961, will undergo a
training program at the league’s national
headquarters in Washington, D.C, next
Kings Mtn, Approves Sale
Of Water To Bessemer City
The city of Kings Mountain approved
Monday night the sale of water to Bess
emer City on an emergency basis.
The approval was made by the Board of
Commissioners following a report from
the water committee, John Henry Moss
Chairman, which recommended that the
city board give favorable considerations
to Bessemer City’s request in theamount
of 250,000 gallons daily.
The water committee had met jointly
with the Bessemer City water committee,
and the Mayor read a letter from Bess
emer City requesting the emergency wat
er, The attorney representing Bessemer
City cited a dire emergency there at
this time, with many industries having to
The county of Gaston has agreed to use
their water policy for the installation of
a proposed 12 inch line running from the
Kings Mountain Industrial Park to the Bes
semer City Limits.
Under the general provisions of the con
tract, Kings Meuntaln’s portion of the
line reaches 31 feet East of the center
line of Lewis Road. The committee recom
mended a 2 year contract with a one year
notice of discontinuance.
Also under the provisions. Kings Moun
tain’s gross volume delivered is not to
exceed 200 gallons per minute or 250,000
gallons per day.
Bessemer City agrees to a $1,000 mon
thly purchase, and Kings Mountain has
the right to adjust water rates and las all
tapping rights west of the Lewis Road
Kings Mountain may discontinue or re
duce delivery of water in the event of
mechanical failure, structural failure,
fire, or acts of God.
Any line problem east of Lewis Road
will be handled by Bessemer City.
Should Bessemer City find itself in more
desperate need, additional water can be
acquired only through the city board of
To execute the proposal. Kings Moun
tain must acquire the water line, agree
with Gaston County accept participation
in the sale, and authorize the execution
of the contract subject to final review.
The board approved a motion by Com
missioner Ellison to acquire the line,
and authorized the mayor to execute the
contract between the two cities.
In his committee report Mayor Moss
said Kings Mountain has an ambitious
water program in progress, the water
project is moving along, producing water
on the Kings Mountain water project site
on Buffalo Creek.
In other action Monday, the city adopted
a series of recommendations by the gas
department which became effective imm
The proposals include: a $5 service call
when the problem is no fault of the city;
that a serviceman be on call 24 hours, 7
days a week; the city will not install
parts, or provide labor or maintenance
beyond the city equipment; the Inspector
will Inspect equipment, piping installed by
a company licensed to do business in the
The spring shut-off policy will remain
Regard Christmas and New Years holi
days for city employees, the board de
clared December 24, 25, 26 holidays for
city employees; also Janurary 1, 2, and
3 for New Year holidays.
It’s That Time Again
With only 9 days left before Christmas, the rush is on to pick
just the right tree to decorate the home for the holidays.
Busy housewives seldom have access to the traditional tree
selected from the woods, and enjoy the convenience of choosing
from a number of pre-selected trees such as these lor sale by
the Kings Mountain Jaycees.
Mrs. Pat Dixon and son Mark, and Mrs. Charity Tignor
choose three trees from salesman Fred Loop of tiie Oak Grove
Community. Helping Loop is David Robinson. (Mirror Photo
by Lem Lynch.)
City Schools Out 17th For Christmas Holidays
Kings Mountain City schools will dismiss
for Christmas holidays on Friday, Dec.
17, and will resume full schedule on Mon
day, Janurary 3rd.
Superintendent Donald Jones reports that
there have been requests for school to dis
miss early on the 17th, but plans are now
for a full schedule on that day.
iVeic Medical Officers
At the annual meeting of the Kings Moun
tain Hospital medical staff. Dr. John C.
McGUl was elected new President, Dr.
thomas B. Durham, Vice-President, and
Dr. Frank S. Sincox, Secretary-Treas-
Last Friday the Kings Mountain Mer
chants Association sponsored a Christmas
parade which was a success in spite of the
We asked some people on the street
what they thoughtaboutthisyear’sparade.
a Editor’s Note; The questions In this
P column are asked strictly at random, with
' no attempt to solicit pro or coo answers,
nor are the answers edited tobvora cer
tain opinion. The answers are those of the
individual only, and are unedited, if print
able. The answers in this column do not
necessarily reOect the editorial opinion of
this newspaper. It is not intended as a
public poll, but merely an opportunity for
individuals to speak out on Issues.
. MRS. NED YARBRO; “The parade was
the best we’ve ever had • it was beautiful!
All my children enjoyed it. It’s usually
always small. I’m real proud of Kings
FLORA LEDFORD; “I thought it was real
pretty, especially the Belk float. It was a
little larger than we’ve been having.”
BRENDA JENKINS; “I enjoyed It. I
think it did a lot for the business, but I
didn’t care for the way some of the people
watching it acted. The floats and all
were a lot better.”
MONROE GRIGG: “I didn’t get to see it.
I was working on the second shift, but I
sure wish I could have been in it riding
my trick horse.”
GEORGE THOMASSON; “I thought Itwas
a real good one - one of the best ones
we’ve ever had. It was bigger and had
more floats in it.”