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Photo by Gory Stawort
READY TO HELP - li Santa Claus noods holp dolivoring toys
Christmas Evo and sorly Christmas morning, ho might want to
call on Shano Davis for assistance. Shane, son oi Mr. and Mrs.
Gene Davis, played Santa in a kindergarten Christmas pro
gram at Grover School and struck up a conversation with the
big Santo, played by Lorry Crocker, alter the program.
The Leukemia Society of
America, North Carolina
Chapter announced today that
the 1981 Commerce & Industry
Chairman for Kings Mountain
will be Louis Sabettie, Jr.
The Leukemia Society of
America is dedicated towards
the conquering of leukemia. Pro
ceeds from the Commerce & In
dustry drive will be used in
research and patient-aid. At the
present time the Leukemia Socie
ty of America, North Carolina
Chapter has $492,935 in
research projects granted in the
state of North Carolina. These
research projects are being con
ducted at Duke University and
the University of North
The Leukemia Society of
America is also providing finan
cial assistance to 225 patients in
the state of North Carolina. In
spite of remarkable medical ad
vances in the last ten years,
leukemia remains a Number I
killer disease of children.
Leukemia is no longer a
hopeless disease. Years ago over
90% of everyone with leukemia
died within six months but today
the picture is much brighter for
children and adults due to the
research that has helped in treat
ment and diagnosis. When a
volunteer calls, consider that the
funds will be used right here in
the state of North Carolina in
research and patient-aid.
Anyone wishing information
can contact Sabettie at
The Herald will return to nor
mal publication next week.
The paper will go to press on
Wednesday and carry a Thurs
Deadlines will return to nor
mal, with social news deadline 5
p.m. Monday, advertising
deadline 5 p.m. Tuesday, and
sports an4 regular news
deadlines at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
The Herald will close Wednes
day at noon for the Christmas
holidays and will re-open at 8:30
Photo by Glngor Hall
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llc* on City Stroot. and ox-
p«cta to hav* lull aorvico in
th* city within thro* mon-
tha. Cabin Syatoma an-
ticipataa anrving 1,800 oi thn
3.000 homna in Kinga Moun
tain. Inatallatlon chargna
will run from $5 to $10.
dopondlng on whothor or
not cuatomora chooao boaic
or boaic and HBO aorvlco.
and monthly ratoa will run
$15 to $84, dopondlng on tho
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VOLUME 94. NUMBER 73
TUESDAY. DECEMBER 22, 1981
KINGS MOUNTAIN. NORTH CAROLINA
Kings Mountain Citizens
Prepare For Christmas ’81
Kings Mountain area citizens
will be utilizing vacation days
this week to make their final
preparations for Christmas 1981.
Most workers will enjoy at
least one day off from their jobs,
and many will receive up to tw o
weeks. Most plants in the area
will pay Christmas bonuses.
Over 4,000 children in the
Kings Mountain District schools
will be dismissed two hours early
today and will not return to
classes until Mon., Jan. 4.
A check of local industries
found vacation schedules runn
ing from two days to over two
Employees of Eaton Corpora
tion of Grover will enjoy the
longest holiday period. They
suspended operation last Thurs
day and will resume on January
Anvil Knit suspended opera
tions Friday afternoon and will
resume operations on January 4.
Burlington Industries closed at
6 ajn. Friday and will resume
operations at 6 a.m. on Mon.,
Parkdale Mills suspended
operations on Friday and will re
main closed through December
26. Operation will resume with
the third shift on December 27.
K Mills also closed Friday,
will re-open January 28 and will
give employees another holiday
on January I.
Kings Mountain Knit will
observe a split holiday schedule.
The plant will close Wednesday
and reopen Mon., Dec. 28
through Wed., Dec. 30, then
close again and resume opera
tion on January 4.
Mauney Hosiery will
closedWednesday and reopten on
January 4, and Park Yarn Mills
will close Wednedsday and
reopen with the third shift on
Commercial Shearing will give
three holidays, Christmas Eve,
Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Kinmont Industries and Spec
trum Fibers will observe the
shortest holiday schedules. Both
will be closed Christmas Eve and
Christmas Day and will resume
Employees of the City of
Kings Mountain will also receive
three paid holidays, Christmas
Eve, Christmas Day and New
Talks have begun for the sale
of Minette Mills, the largest
employer in Grover with a work
force of 350 persons.
Charles Duval, Minette
secretary-treasurer, said last
week that several parties have
made offers, but the mill has not
been officially sold.
Minette, formed in 1919 by
C.F. Harry, is owned by
Trumbell, Conn. That firm ac
quired Minette last spring when
it purchased Minetie’s parent,
AVC Corporation of Radnor,
Pa. Minette was sold to AVC in
Wade Cloyd of Raybcstos said
that corporation is involved in
heavy industry and since Mnette
is a textile plant and has dif
ferent production and marketing
from other Raybestos opera
tions, it was decided to sell it.
AWARD WINNER - Rev. Kelly Dixon, left, is
presented the Kings Mountain Sertoma Club's
first annual Service To Mankind Award Thurs
day night by Club President Lynn Wellborn.
Looking on at right is Dr. Harris Blair, who
spoke at the Service to Mankind Award Ban
quet at Hank's Steak and Chicken Ranch.
Kelly Dixon Honored
By GARY STEWART
Rev. Kelly Dixon, well-known
Kings Mountain minister and
former Mayor, was honored
Thursday night as the winner of
the Kings Mountain Sertoma
Club’s first annual Service to
The presentation was made
during a special awards banquet
at Hank’s Steak and Chicken
Ranch by Lynn Welborn, presi
dent of the new ly-organized Ser
Dr. Harris Blair, a retired
Presbyterian minister and a
charter member of the KM club,
was the speaker.
Rev. Dixon, 79, was honored
primarily for his volunteer work
at the Kings Mountain Con
valescent Center, where he
serves as chaplain, counselor and
friend of all the residents there.
He was nominated by the ad
ministration of the center, and
selected by a special selection
committee from the Sertoma
Club. He will be entered in com
petition for the District Service
to Mankind Award by the KM
Rev. Dixon has been the
volunteer chaplain at KMCC for
eight years. He holds worship
services there once a week, visits
every patient individually and
takes part in all the special ac
He has pastored 116 churches
in the area, and organized the
Cherokee Street Baptist Church
in Kings Mountain several years
ago. He still serves as a pulpit
supply for ministers who are on
vacation and teaches the Adult
Men’s Sunday School Class at
Central United Methodist
Church, where he is an active
“We didn’t want to give the
award to someone who is just
out there for recognition,”
Welborn said. “Rev. Dixon has
done it for others. Our club’s
motto is ’Make Life Worthw hile’
and he’s tried to do that for the
senior citizens at the Convales
Rev. Dixon, who was reared
and educated in the Bethlehem
community, was a carpenter for
many years before his retire
ment, and served one term as
Mayor of Kings Mountain in the
“He’s always been one to be
involved,” Welborn said. “At 79,
he’s still iinolved by being a
friend to others w ho are less lor-
tunate than himself. 1 hope his
example will be an example for
all of us.”
“It’s a great honor,” Rev. Dix
on noted, “and I’m appreciative
of it. I wasn’t doing anything for
self-glory or for any honor from
other people. The things I’ve
done, 1 did because I love to do
Rev. Dixon and his wife, the
former Elizabeth Patterson,
were married in 1921 and have
nine children, 15 grandchildr n
and three great-grandchildren.
Seven of his children still live in
The Christmas Story
ST. LUKE'S CHRISTMAS STORY
And it came to pass in those days, that there w ent
out a decree frone Caesar .Augustus, that all the
world should be taxed.
(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius
was governor of Syria.)
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own
And Joseph also w ent up from Galilee, out of the
city of Nazaraelh, into Judaea, unto the city of
David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was
of the house and lineage of David:)
To be taxed w ith Mary his espoused wife, being
great with child.
And so it was that, while they were there, the
days were accomplished that she should be
And she brought forth her first born son, and
wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a
manger; because there was no riHun for them in the
And there were in the same country shepherds
abiding in the field, keeping watch over their fiock
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them,
and the glory of the Lord shone round about them:
and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them. Fear not: for,
behold, 1 bring you goixl tidings of great joy, which
shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city ol David
a Saviour, w hich is Christ the 1 ord,
And this shall be a .sign unto you: Ye shall find
the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a
And suddenly there was with the angel a
multitude of the hcavenlv host praising Gixl, and
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace,
good will toward men.
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone
away from them into heaven, the shepherds said
one to another, l.et us now go even unto
Bethlehem, and see this thing w hich is come to pass,
which the Lord hath made know n unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and
Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
And when they had seen it, they made known
abroad the saying which was told them concerning
And all they that heard it wondered at those
things which were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered
them in her heart.
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and prais
ing God for all the things that they had heard and
seen, as it was told unto them.