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Greater Kings Mountain's Progressive Newspaper
Vol. I No. 43
Kings Mountain Mirror, Wednesday, June 21, 1972
10 Pages Today
Summer Thunderstorms, punctuated with jagged bolts of lightning, ravage the Summer
sky. This time exposure made by The Mirror’s Lem Lynch is a picture of the weather
scene we’ve been experiencing this week.
Country Music Festival
f Here This Weekend
This is the big weekend at Crossroads
Music Park. A big three - day Country
Music Festival, the first of its kind at the
local park, featuring shows Friday, Sat
urday, and Sunday, with free camping in
Direct from Nashville, Tennessee will be
The Wilburn Brothers, appearing Sunday
along with Carl Phillips, Jimmy Helms,
The Kendalls and the Carolina Chaparells.
Shows are from 1 p. m. till. The Satur
day show will feature Peggy Sue and Son
ny Wright, Billy Walker and the Tennessee
Walkers, Jimmy Helms, BobYarborough,
and the Carolina Chaparells. Friday’s
entertainment gets underway at 5 p.m.
with Wayne Kemp, Jimmy Helms, and the
There will be a few added attractions at
Crossroads this weekend also. The first
scene of the movie which will be fUmed
here in Kings Mountain this Summer will
be shot at the festival this weekend. The
movie crew and some of the stars will be
there filming crowd scenes for use in the
There will also be a multitude of local
talent competing for an all expense paid
trip to Nashville where they will appear
on the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree.
Crossroads is located 2 miles north of
Bethware School between Kings Mountain
and Shelby. A three day ticket sells for
$9, 2-day tickets for $7, and Saturday or
Sunday tickets are $4.50 each. Children
under 12 can get in for $1 per day.
WILLIAM E. SCEM
Vacation pay is being distributed among
wage employees of Burlington Industries,
Inc. during the summer vacation season.
Charles A. McLendon, senior vice pre
sident of Burlington, said payments to
Company employees coincide with manu
facturing plant vacations. These pay
ments, together with similar amounts paid
before the holiday season last December,
will total almost $10 million for the Com
pany’s 1972 fiscal year.
The Phenix Plant of Burlington Indust
ries will close for vacation from July 31,
1972 through August 5, 1972.
Burlington employees at plants In 12 sta-
tes will share In the summer payments,
' Mr. McLendon said. Individual amounts
are based on each employee’s length of
The payments are in addition to benefits
provided by Burlington’s profit sharing
retirement plan for hourly-paid employ
ees. In 1971, members of the Burlington
plan had more than $9 million credited to
City Considering Flat Rate For
Electrically Heated Homes
WUllam E. Seism has been promoted to
Foreman at theShelby PlantofFiberIndu
stries. HejoinedFlberinJune,1963in the
Filament Section and was promoted to
Production Operator First Class in May,
1964. He attends Patterson Grove Baptist
Church and is a graduate of Bethware High
School. He and his wife, Eleanor, have one
child and live on Route 1, Kings Mountain.
Steven Randall Boheler, a 1972 graduate
of Kings Mountain HighSchool, was recen
tly Inducted into the National Honor Soci
ety. Boheler was Inducted in absentia at
Idnston High School, Kinston, North Car
olina where he attended the eleventh grade.
He was not notified by Kinston HighSchool
officials and was unaware of his induction
until May when he was advised by a friend
Boheler is employed as a bricklayer by
Dean Spears Masonry in Kings Mountain.
He resides with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles H. Boheler at 615 Floyd Street,
Kings Mountain, North Carolina.
A student must have a 90 average and be
recommended by the faculty of his high
school to be eligible for membership to the
National Honor Society.
Louis G. Sabetti of Kings Mountain will
attend the forthcoming Southeastern con
vention of Metropolltian Lite Insurance
Company, in Miami, Florida June 25-28th.
Also attending will be his sales represent
atives from Gastonia, Rock Hill and Ches
ter, South Carolina.
Sabetti who has been affiliated with the
Gastonia based firm since 1953, Is head of
the district’s ordinary agency. This ag
ency has been a leader In sales since Its
organization in 1968.
Mrs. Sabetti and their son, Tony, age 13,
will accompany Mr. Sabetti to Miami
where they will stay at the Play Boy Pla
za Hotel, convention Headquarters.
By RODNEY DODSON
Editor, The Mirror
Mayor John Moss announced yesterday
the appointment of a committee to study
and evaluate a flat monthly billing rate
for home owuers using electric heat.
This would equalize monthly electrical
bills for home owners using electric heat,
based on past records, and provide the 12th
month of the year for making adjustments.
Mayor Moss expressed hope thatthe com
mittee’s report will be fl^ by July. On
the committee are Commissioner Ray
Cline, City Clerk Joe McDaniel, Commis
sioner Jonas Bridges, and Mayor John
In making the aimouncement. Moss stated,
“In view of the increasing number of elect
rically heated homes, we felt a flat-rate
billing would be advantageous for home-
owners and the city, eliminating peaking
months during the winter. Especiallywlth
the limited supply of gas available and the
prospect for additional gas quotas non-ex
istent, it is in the best interest of all citi
zens for the city to consider the advlsl-
bllity of a flat rate for electrically he
ated homes at this time.’’
The mayor cited a recent high Increase
in the number of new homes in the city ut
ilizing electric heating systems, including
homes in Northwoods, Ashbrook Park,
Pine Manor, and some in Southwood.
Presentation of the annual city budget is
being held up by the county’s having not
completed its tax evaluation, according to
Mayor John Moss.
Moss said the budget will be presented
to the city board next week, and Monday’s
regular board meeting may be reschedul
ed to coincide with the budget presentat
ion, that date to be determined by the
county’s tax evaluation. The mayor made
no other projections about the proposed
Board Of Review
Boy Scout Troop 415 sponsored by the
American Legion Post 155, announces the
following boys who have met the board of
review and trifled.
Eric McDaniel, 1st Class; Terry Lefevers,
1st Class; David Lynn, 1st Class; Sam Mel
ton, 2nd Class; MlkeGrigg, 2nd Class; Ro
bert CoxJr., Coin Collecting; salesman
ship, and first aid; Terry Lefevers, home
repair, music, reading, and signaling,
Scott Ledford, cooking; Terry Cain, home
repair, cookliig; David Lynn, fishing, rea
ding; Brian Falls, first aid; Ben Cox, Sal
esmanship; Brad Tate, Tenderfoot; Tommy
Smith, Tenderfoot; Barry Ledford, Ten
Board ofReviewmembersareGrady Ho
ward, Chairman; Doug Falls, Ken Smith,
Gene Lefevers aixl John Cain.
For Nnc Junior High Facility
Bond Issue Is Subject
Of School Board Meet
The regular session of the Kings Moun
tain City Board of Education was resche
duled from Monday evening to meetat noon
Wednesday to discuss plans for a bond re
ferendum for the construction of a new
Junior High School to house 8th and 9th
According to Donald Jones, Superinten
dent, plans are for an attorney and archi
tect to be present at the meeting, and pros
and cons of a bond issue will be discussed.
Jones indicated that itisalsopossbiletbat
a representative from theDivisionofSch-
ool House Planning, which was Involved in
the planning of the high school, may be pre
sent to answer questions.
The meeting is scheduled for 12-noon at
the Royal Villa Motor Inn.
Inside The Mirror!
* Beware Paper Peddlers!
See Reflections, Page 8
* Basketball Clinic, Four
Team Race In Church League
...See Sports Mirror
* Jackie Rountree Tells It In
the Grover News... See Page 8
This accident occured about 5;30Sunday morning 200 yards in
side North Carolina onI-85atGrover. Grover Rescue Squad an
swered the call, and transferred one patient to Gaffney Hospital.
One subject was present at the scene and another fled. The 4-
wbeel drive vehicle was traveling south when it careened into
the median and overturned. (Mirror Photo by Lem Lynch)
Expanded Health Clinic
Has Open House
at the new expanded public health facilities
at the Kings Mountain Community Center.
Onhand for the occasionwere public hea
lth nurses. County Health Director Rich
ard Steeves, Mayor John Henry Moss, and
Mrs. Cecil Webb, head nurse at the Kings
Mountain clinic explained that there had
previously been a lack of space and privacy
At open house Friday for the expanded public health clinic.
Community Facilities Director Roy Pearson, and Mayor John
Henry Moss talk with County Health Director Richard Steeves
( holding his son ) and Mrs. Cecil Webb, public health nurse.
(Mirror Photo by Rodney Dodson)
at the clinic which was operating out of a
20 X 20 foot room in the Community Fac
ilities Building on Fridays from 9-11 a.m.
Mrs. Webb and Steeves had appeared be
fore the city board of commissioners on
January 10th to cite this lake of space, and
after hearing the health department’s re
commendations, the board authorized Ma
yor Moss to work with the group and ex
pedite an expansion program. Much of the
money for the expansion project-which
now ^ves the cliidc an interview room,
well baby room, planned parent-hood
room, and general clinic was raised by
local civic clubs.
Mrs. Webb said Friday that the expan
ded clinic will be "a great help to the
Kings Mountain people, and better working
conditions for clinicia^.’’
On July 2, 1972 a church wide service
wUI be held at 7;30 p.m. on the recreation
field adjoining the Community Center on
Cleveland Ave. It will be sponsored by
the Recreation Department in cooperation
with our local ministers.
Ceremonies will be held on July 3, 1972
beginning at 4;00 p.m. on the softball field
adjoing the Community. Country-Western
music wUl be featured. The ceremony will
begin at 4:45 with special music and guests
A teen-age dance will be held the same
day from 7-11 p.m. Tickets are $2.00
at the door.
Field day is July 4,1972. Special acUv-
Itles for all ages and groups will be held
and all citizens are urged to come outi