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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, December 22, 1971, Image 14

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& wih i Bey A PRA, 10 ER AER RR © oR ro 7 i VEY Ay / Wednesday, December 22, 1971 $18,650 | TOTAL PRICE 30 year mditgage - 360 payments > Annual percentage rate 7%" OPEN EVERY DAY 1- ASHBROOK PARK Ashbrook Park is the prettiest part of town. Space. Comfort. Large, prety lot. They're all yours in Ash- brook Park...a very special place to live. Waco Road, Just Beyond Temple Park—Turn Right on Sterling Drive WY Builders of Timber-Lake Builders, Inc. Sterling Drive Kings Mountain, N. C. Telephone 739-4906 N A NATIONAL HOME THAN ANY OTHER HOME IN THE WORLD Sa MORE FAMILIES LIVE | BUY A NEW HOME FOR AS LOW AS You don’t need much money. There's, nothing like a National home for living | space . ., » beauty ,.. quality. All priced to meet practically any budget. It's better than paying rent. | 2 THE KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD, KINGS MOUNTAIN, N. C. s | - — ion? sist me? To Traffic Deaths The Ve bor “Ae. I you wish to use Hike v A. : Tos ha Jou are cligine o ail$ me of repaying your insur | training uw e GI 1, SOCIAL ly samm — The Gastonia Social Security Office, along with social security offices in 850 communities around the country, has been appointed by Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, Elliott L. Richard- son to serve as a local center to receive complaints about sub- standard conditions in nursing 1omes. Persons who have infor mation about instances of poor quality care, neglect, unsanitary, or unsafe conditions in a nursing home may give that information to the nearest social security of- fice in person, or by letter or phone, If desired, the name of the person making the complaint and the name of the nursing home patient will be kept confi- dential, Lex G. Barkley, Sacial Seourity District Manager in Gas- tonia, noted. The social security office will see that the complaint gets to the proper Federal, State, or lo- cal authority for investigation. The designation of the Nation's social security offices as “nursing home listening posts” is prelimi- nary to a plan announced by Sec- retaryRichardso n for the estab- | lishment cof a special grievanie | committee in the States. This committee would take complaints and suggestions about nursing home care and make sure they get to the right pecple. They would also find out what nursing hdme patients think — not only about the facilities where they live, but also about altermatives to nursing home care — ways in which older people may be en- abled to stay in familiar sur- roundings instead of being insti: tutionalized. Among steps already taken by the Department of Health, Edu- cation, and Welfare” to guarantee a decent environment for the old- er person who is a nursing home patient, Barkley cited Medicare enforcement activities under which more than 100 extended care facilities have had their afp- proval terminated because they failed to meet health and sai<ty standards. As of last week, he said, an- other 43 facilities are on notice that unless they meet the stand- ards they will be cut off from Medicare funds. On the positive side, more than 4,000 Medicare surveys in the past year have led to the correc- tion of deficiencies and the up- grading of care — not just for Medicare patients, but for all pa- | SREETIN IN THE TRUE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT, WE JOIN ALL MEN OF GOOD WILL IN PRAYERS FOR LASTING PEACE. GRATEFULLY, WE THANK EVERYONE FOR THE TRUST AND CONFIDENCE THAT HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO UC. Are Mounting During this Christmas holiday, peace on the highways and good Corner ance loan, get VA Form 29-883 may receive vocational counsel- ; from your nearest VA office, com- ling, without cost, at your nearest plete it, and forward it to the VA | VA office. A counselor will help office to which you pay your iin-|you to better understand your in- surance premiums. terests, aptitudes, and abilities, will toward other drivers will help keep you out of the 1,400 trafific accidents which the N. C. State Motor Club estimatse may take 26 lives and injure 800 other persons on North Carolina's streest and highways over the long weekend. The state will count its holi- day highway toll from 6 p. m. Thursday, Dec. 23, through mid- night Sunday, Dec. 26, for a per- iod of 78 hours. In a similar span last year, the casualy count came to 21 killed (18 on Christ- mas Day) and 656 injured in 1,- 145 accidents. Leading causes of accidents were speeding, driving left of cen- ter, failure to yield and driving under the influence. “Our irailfic deals this yeai are runninfy well ahead of 1970,” said Thomas B. Watkins, presi- dent of the motor club and the National Automobile Association. “It will take a near miracle in the short remaining to prevent an increase in highway fatali- ties for the first time in three years—but it can be done! “The Highway Patrol will be out to curb speeders and drunken drivers. The traditional holiday parties will bring out the real menace — the social drinkers whose vision, reflexes and cau- tion are impaired by just a small amount of alcohol. Have a Merry Christmas, but if you drink at all, let someone yho doesn’t do the driving for you!” tients in the institution. Actions are also being taken to obtain State enforcemen of Med- icaid sandards. Since the Federal Government pays only a portion of the cost of nursing home care under Medicaid, the Federal Gpv- ernment does not have direct en- forcement authority. [Editor's Note: Below are au- swers by the Veterans Adminis- tration to some of the maiy current questions from former servicemen and their families. Further information on veterans benefits may be obtained at any VA office or your logal service organization representative, Q.—My husband, a World War II veteran, passed away pecently. Is he eligible for a headstone? A.--Yes. Any deceased veteran of wartime or peacetime service whose last period of service was terminated honorably is eligible for this benefit. Q. I draw VA compensation, and would like to know whether I can have payments on my VA insurance loan deducted from this Fred Jackson's Rites Conducted [Funeral services for Fred Jackson, of Bay St. Louis, Miss., formerly of Kings Mountain, were held Saturday afternoon from Sisk East Chapel in Bes- semer City, interment following in Bessemer (City Memorial ce- metery. » A native of Kings Mountain, the died Thursday morning in a New Orleans, La. hospital. He was son of the late Ed and Lou- ella Smith Jackson of Kings Mountain. Survivin are his wife, Mrs. Peggy Gillespie Jackson; one dayzhter, Mrs. Yates [Huntsinger of Dallas; one son, Carl Jackson of Mississippi; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Bagwell of IGastonia; one brother, Woodrow Jackson of Mississippi; and four grand- children. . Q.—I am a Vietnam veteran |and provide information on occu- interested in training under the |pations you might want to con- GI bill, but am not sure courses I shoud take. Can VA as-| ¢ "WILSON what | sider. y (histo Here's hoping that you tune _in on a happy and healthy Christmas season. We're grateful for your many J & MUSIC RADIO-T.V. SALES-SERVICE | Today you're us as much electr as you did 30 years Ny a 10 times But youre on as much per kil Although the cost of things you buy has been climbing, the unit cost of electricity has dropped — until lately. Today —even with the recent rate increases—the average Duke Power residential customer pays less per unit than he did 10 years ago or anytime before. : Then why is your electric bill higher? As you see in the above illustration, our average residen- tial customer uses about twice as much electricity per year now . as he did only ten years ago, and ten times as much as in 1940. § of electricity required to light one hour, or ene 100-watt lamp $i * Your electric bill is based on the number + ‘hours (kwh) you use. One kilowatthour is the amount conditioning. Most of this increase results from the many necessities we now take for granted. Water heating, for example. Refriger- ation. Cooking. Heating and air payi ing plants. . Carl Horn, Jr. President Power ici ago. using $ ity 38% ur. Also color TV and the more than 100 other electrical products contribute to increased usage and our high standard of living. To meet the ever-increasing demand for electricity, we're constructing still more generat- It's very expensiv . but absolutely St Ie We intend to continue to pro- vide all the electricity you need at the lowest possible cost. foils iS (outils N , es S20 gr ad | ad

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