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SNAP BACK IN TIME – 1966 – Stanly Knitting announces expansion

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.

Friday, Feb. 4, 1966

Modernization

The City of Albemarle was planning a modernization of its electrical distribution system to cost in excess of $500,000.

Two representatives of Southeastern Engineers of Charlotte presented the City Council with an analysis of the growth of the city’s electrical system over the past several years and pointed out the need for modernization of the city’s lines outside the city.

The modernization would principally mean the purchase of an additional 22,000 volt transformers for installation in the outlying areas and the moving farther out of the 4,000 volt transformers.

Bus Station

Albemarle’s bus station, which had moved frequently in the past several years, was now at Aubrey H. Efird Company on West Main Street beside the Carolina and Northwestern Railroad.

Stanly Knitting

John Rogers, president of Stanly Knitting Mills in Oakboro, had announced plans for construction of another 10,000-square-foot addition to the plant and the entrance of the company into the full fashioned sweater field.

YMCA

The appointment of Sandra Lee Cheney as director for women’s and girls’ activities at Wiscassett Memorial YMCA had been announced by Edward D. Holbert, general secretary.

Cheney, a native of Charlotte, succeeded Evelyn Taylor, who had resigned to accept a similar position with the Cannon Memorial YMCA in Kannapolis, her hometown.

Women’s Forum

Mrs. B.L. Peck and Mrs. T. Finch Morgan would leave Sunday for Washington, D.C., where they would attend the 14th Women’s Forum on National Security at the Statler Hilton Hotel.

Traffic

Albemarle’s electrical white way poles would be painted soon — with aluminum paint.

City Manager Wilson D. Coleman said the change would be made from green to aluminum because of the fading of the green paint and better visibility of the aluminum. The traffic signals would be painted yellow, which had been adopted as standard throughout the country.

Principal

Robert L. Garmon, now in his third year as principal of West Stanly High School, was leaving at the end of the school year to become principal of Northwest Cabarrus High School.

Feb. 6, 1951

McLellan’s

J.M. Lawrence, manager of McLellan’s Store here for the previous 18 months, had announced the opening of the firm’s new store on Friday. The modern structure was to have double the floor space of the old building.