'> VOL. 90 NO. 65 THURSDAY, AVGUST 16, 1979
KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD
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. .THE FIRST MEETDVO-Monday night the Kings
Mountain Board of Commissioners held their first
meeting In the new council chambers at the Oovern-
mental Services Facilities Center at S. Cherokee and W.
Photo by Tom McIntyre
Gold Sts. In the center Is Mayor John Henry Moss.
Commissioners Jim Childers, Humes Houston, Corbet
Nicholson, Norman King, William Grissom and James
Dickey are seen left to right.
Special Meet Set To Talk
Commercial Shearing, Inc., of Youngstown, Ohio,
plans machining facilities for hydraulic pumps and
motors as well as a distribution center for hydraulic
components and tank heads In Kings Mountain.
Leonard Ganchar, vice president of Commercial
Shearing, told a gathering of city, county and state
officials and representatives from local industry
Tuesday that construction of two buildings totaling
108,000 sq. ft. on a 40-acre site Is plarmed, with ground
breaking to begin In October.
The total cost of the facility, which will be located at
the comer of E, King St. (Hwy. 74) and Canterbury Rd.,
when completed over the next two years. Is estimated
Ganchar said the firm plans production of finished
pumps and motors In the new facilities by the fall of 1980
and will employ at that time about 50 persons.
Mayor John Henry Moss commented at the 2 p.m.
meeting at city hall, "We’re extremely happy to have
Commercial Shearing, Inc. as the newest members of
the Kings Mountain Industrial community. We feel It Is
an outstamdingIndustry, diverse from anything already
located here. It Is In keeping with the city's goal for
greater diversification to offer our area and citizens
greater economic opportunity and enhanced lifestyle
Polle Clonlnger, chairman of the Gaston County
Commissioners, commented on “how pleased" the
Gaston board Is to have the new Industry In the Gaston
County-Kings Mountain area.
The Gaston Commissioners have pledged support In
utilities funding and In construction bond support.
Jim Eptlng, field services representative for the N.C.
Department of Commerce, brought greetings from
Gov. Jim Hunt and personally commented that he
"understands that Commercial Shearing plans to make
the Kings Mountain plant the show place of Its entire
Industry. The Governor calls this one a real plum lor
The company Is one of the world’s leading
manufacturers of hydraulic components used by
builders of heavy-duty equipment for the construction,
mining, transportation, materials handling and
agricultural Industries In the U.S. and overseas. It was
also one of the earliest companies to apply the prin
ciples of hydraulic technology to the powering and
controlling of off-highway equipment, dating back to
Selection of a site In Kings Mountain was based on
Commercial’s need to expand machining facilities, now
operating close to lull capacity, and Is proximity to one
of the largest and fastest growing market areas In the
nation. Raw castings supplied from Its Youngstown
foundry will be machined here. Gears also will be
supplied from Youngstown. Together with such vendor
parts as bearings, seals and fasteners, hydraulic pumps
and motors will be assembled, tested and shipped from
the Kings Mountain plant.
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“As the first person before the
bar, I don’t know whether to plead
guilty or make a speech.”
Gene White, executive director of
the Kings Mountain Redevelopment
Commission made that remark
when called on to respond to a
resolution of ^pralsq _ tor ^|he .conu
jcnlssion pakse'd at Monday nl^'S
board of commissioners meeting.
This was the first action taken In
the first board meeting In the new
(jovemmentsd Services Facilities
Center council chambers.
The resolution adopted by the
board singled out redevelopment
directors and staffers, pointing up
the number of years each has ser
Serving on the urban renewal
projects were Chairman Carl F.
Mauney - 12 years; John O. Plonk,
vice-chairman - 12 years; Paul
McGinnis - 8 years; Will Herndon -
12 years; and Leroy Blanton - 7
Also Gene White, executive
director - 7 years;Mrs. Marjorie W.
Baity, administrative assistant - 11
Redevelopment Closeout Hygiene Program Approved
years; Hsizel J. Brown, R-96 project
director - 8 years; Annie C. Thombs,
relocation specialist - 9 years;
Delorls F. Turner, secretary - 9
years; and Shirley White, secretary
• 8 years.
Gene White commented that
_,”Wlthout the cooperatlop of the
* boardT the'^lty and the citizens, the
redevelopment job could not have
Mayor John Henry Moss asked the
commissioners to approve a special
meeting Mon., Aug. 20at7:30p.m. to
hear an update on the redevelop
ment projects and the plans for the
closeout agreement between the
commission and the city.
The city government Is to take
over the remaining work and
financing of redevelopment
programs on Sept. 1.
The public Is Invited to attend the
In other action Monday, the board
+ Approved application to the Law
Agency (LEAA) for funds to
remodel the former city hall Into a
law enforcement center.
-(-Approved Mrs. William Hern
don as the new member of the
Mauney Memorial Library board of
-(-Forwarded to the planning and
zoning board requests for re'i'it’"
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Church and from Mildred T. Wright.
The church requests rezonlng
from R-8 to R-0 to be In compliance
with the city setback construction
code. If the present zoning remains,
the church must eliminate five feet
from the planned new sanctuary
Mrs. Wright requested her
property, 1300 Shelby Rd., be
rezoned from NB to R-10, the former
designation before the shopping
center was constructed.
-(-Approved Tom Summltt as
contractor for rehabilitation and
painting project on the 301 Cht.,okee
St. home of Mrs. Olle White, at a cost
-(-Approved KM Police Depart
ment entering a lease-purchase
contract for a copier with White
Kings Mountain elementary
students In Klndergarten-Flfth
grades will return to brushing their
teeth 10 minutes each day alter
lunch In a dental hygiene program
unanimously approved by the Board
Edqcajion Monday night,,.,.
The Board of Education In Dec.
1978 voted to eliminate the dry
brushing aspect of the dental
program which has been underway
In the school system here lor two
years. Fluoride swishing and classes
. in dental hygiene had continued as a
part of the curriculum.
Mrs. Linda Wilder, Cleveland
County Dental Hygienist, with the
Cleveland County Health Depart
ment, explained the Importance of
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• Lt. Gov. To Speak Grover Chief
Lt. Governor Jimmy *Oreen of
Raleigh will make the principal
address Saturday morning during
Shrine Day activities In Kings
Green Is expec d to speak at
Kings Mountain Civic Center Im
mediately following the Shrine Day
Parade which begins at 11 a.m.
Chairman Paul Falls said that
the big parade will wind through city
streets said culminate In front of the
Civic Center where Lt. Gov. Green
will address the crowds. Also on the
program will be Kings Mountain
Senator J. OUle Harris and Kings
Mountain Mayor John Henry Moss.
Port-A-Plg Barbecue of Lattlmore
will serve barbecue with com-on-
the-cob and all the trimmings at $S
per plate at the Center at the noon
hour. A watermelon-slicing. Ice
cream feast, disco dance, and
evening dance are also on the
agenda for the day’s festivities and
first annual Shrine Day In the city.
All proceeds are earmarked for
crippled and severly burned
children, said Tommy Tindall of
Kings Mountain, president of
Piedmont Shrine Club which Is
qionsorlng the event.
Members of the Parade Com
mittee, In addition to Chairman
FUls, are Gary Whitaker, Tomtny
Tindall, Bob Hamrick, Jerry
LT. GOVERNOR JIMMY GREEN
...to visit Saturday
Haroid Payne, Joe Stockton, Bobby
Bridges and Senator J. Ollie Harris.
The parade will form on Ridge
Street at Central School, proceed
from Ridge to Battleground to Gold,
east to Gaston St., north to Ridge St.
and Bast to Cleveland Ave. to
Community Center where It will
Is Sworn In
GROVER — Swearing in
ceremonies for Grover’s new Police
CJilef Steve Wsdker will be held this
morning at 8:30 a.m. In Town Hall.
Mayor W.W. (Bill) McCarter will
administer the oath of office to the
30-year-old Bolling Springs man.
Walker, who has served as a
policeman In Bolling Springs for two
years, succeeds Lionel Barnes, who
resigned July 9.
Pick- up Set
Kings Mountain Senior High School
this year should pick up their
schedules on Mon., Aug. 20 and
Tues., Aug. 21 in the lobby of Barnes
Auditorium. Hours are from 9-12
a.m. and 1-3 p.m. on both days.
All schedules not given out on
these days will be given to
homeroom teachers and distributed
on Aug. 31.
Students should also be sure that
all fees from the last school year
have been paid.
All students who have not already
registered should report to the
records room before school starts
and register for this year.
SHRINE DAY PARADE OOMMITTEE-Pictured
are members of the Shrine Day Parade Committee
which is compieting pians (or Saturday’s Shrine Day
activities in the city. Front row, from left. Comm. Jim
Dickey, Comm. Biii Grisson, Senator J. OlUe Harris,
Mayor John Moss, Comm. Humes Houston and Comm.
Photo by Rick McDaniel
Jim Childers. Second row, from left, Harold Payne,
Comm. Norman King, Comm. Corbet Nicholson, Don
Rohm, and Jerry Witherspoon. Back row, from left,
Gary Whitaker, Tommy Tindall, Marvin Biddlx, Bobby
Bridges, Bob Hamrick and Oiairman Paul Falls.
Shrine Festivities Saturday
Help a crippled child and par
ticipate In Shrine Day festivities
Saturday In Kings Mountain.
This Is the Invitation of Piedmont
Shiine Club to all area citizens to
watch a colorful Shrine Parade
beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday on
downtown streets and eat barbecue
with all the trimmings afterwards at
KM Civic Center on Cleveland Ave.
Principal speaker for the day will
be Lt. Governor Jimmy Green of
Raleigh who will make the address
at the Civic Center Immediately
following the morning parade.
Chairman Paul Falls said that en
tries are still being Invited for the
Parade which will feature floats,
bands, pretty girls and Shrlners
representing the 300-member
Piedmont Shiine Club of which
Tommy lindall of Kings Mountain Is
State Senator J. Ollle Harris of
Kings Mountain will Introduce Lt.
Governor Green and Mayor John
Henry Moss will bring greetings
from the city. Town commissioners
will also be recognized In the
Porta Pig Barbecue of Lattlmore
will serve barbecue and com-on-the
cob with all the trimmings at $3 per
plate and hamburgers and hot dogs
will also be available as well as Iced
cold watermelons and homemade
Ice cream, said Falls.
Disco dancing In the Civic Center
Gymn will feature afternoon ac
tivities and tickets to a Saturday
night dance, beglnnlngatS p.m., will
also be available throughout the
day, at the door that evening, or
from Falls at Falls Superette
Grocery on York Rd.
Piedmont Shrine Club is trying to
raise $32,000 to help crippled and
burned children at Shrlners
Hospitals. Since 1922, Shrlners
Hospitals for Crippled CThlldren
have served children In North
Ameii(^. These hospitals, according
to President Tindall, provide out-
.standlng care to children who bn ■. e
orthopedic problems or who have
been severly burned. Both Inpatient
and outpatient caire are given to
children from Infancy to 15 years of
age regardless of race or religion.
There is no charge for any of the
care or services provided by a
Shiine Hospital. The Shrine Hospital
network currently Includes 21
hospitals, 18 orthopedic units and
three bums Institutes. In addition to
patient care, these hospitals are
actively engaged In teaching and
research programs In order to ex
tend the benefits of the Shrine
Hospltad program, said Tindall.
Another big event of Shrlners Is
the annual Shrine Bowl, which has
been sponsored by Oasis, Omar,
Sudan, Hejaz, Jamil, and Amran
Temples for 41 years and held at
Memorial Stadlulm In Charlotte (or
all-star football seniors. "Strong
legs run that they may walk” has
been the theme of the Shrine Bowl
since Its Inception.