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Lons di-itant'e t('li*;;h3n(> usc'rs
Tn Kinss Mountain may wish to
plai/ ahead in plarins their long
dis(&nee ChpiMm es ealls in r>rder
to/itvoTtf* possible delays, said ii.
B./Moore, Preal Southern Bell
nvnaser, Moore said Soulhern
B/11 and its Kin".-! Mountain of-
fp‘,. like" the rest of the Bell Sys-
m, expect the heaviest Chri.st-
as callin" ever This year.
Last year a rceord nuinaer a])-
roaehin" ten million interstate
alls were placed in the- United
tales on Christmas day alone,
'hts Oiristmas an even larger
volume of mes.sai»e.s is e.\])eeted,
aecordin" to the .A:meric.tn Tele-
|>hone and Teh-graph Company's
Long Lines Department, the lon,a
instance and overseas operatinj>
unit cf the Bell System.
In North Carolina 23B,n(K) com-
pit *ted ime.ssages iire anticipated
on ChrLsfmas day, an increase of
ten per rent over last year.
Mixrre said d("spite the exlen-
ilVe efforts made to at'conTmodate
he Christmas callinf; rush, some
■ustomers may encounter delays
I fiiedause of heavy traffic.
I ■ Plans call for extra circuits to
I be put into service in various
(ailing patterns in the nation-
; wide telephone network. In addi-
I lion, ovi'f.seus circuit.s art* Ircing
' added to tho.se currently used for
I norniiiil mt'r.seas service.
j Bell System planning cmiimit-
I t(n>s began mt'eting wet^ks ago to
make arrangements for the In-
I erea.sed calling volume. Fi>r plan-
! tiing [turposes the holiday period
is cortsidered to run from approxi-
malely 6 p.ni. on Cliristmas Eve
to 2 a.m, on December 2fi. with]
I another surg<‘ of heavy calling
adder C p.m. on that date.
Through the years the* planners '
' hlaxe h'arned that the hours peo-
I idi" u.se th(‘ telephone the most
1 tiuring the h ilid ly periods arc 9
I ii.m. to t p.m. and fi p.m. to 11
; p.m. ^
“On Iiolidays,’’ .MiK>re siiid,
, “calling p:ittorns differ from thexse
I on an average hustnc.ss day —
I calls are placed over longtJr dls-
(ances and fa’-tween more remote
places in the country. And eon-
V'crsations tend to run longer
“The telephone network, which
works lik(' a cempufer, is pro-
grivnimed to send a telephone
('all by the most direct route,” he
I Area Students
On Dean's List
Fix'c King.s Mountain area .stu
dents earned fall (|uarter -aca
demic honors and have b<,>en
placed on the Dean’s list at
.\p,)ala,-hian slate Un'ivor.sily.
To qualify for the honor, a slu-
deni must maintain a B avora.ge
(in at least 15 quarter hours of
work with n.o grade bel.aw C.
The students li.sted ar(' Stanley
liobert Pr-awn, a ,)unior. of OOfi
Henry street; Kathryn Plonk Go-
forth, a senior, of 911 Cresiamt
Cii’jle; Wilda Jane Patterson, a
Ireshman of route 1, (Irovor;
Nancy Rarnell Reynolds, a jun
ior, of route two; and Rebwca
.\nn Summllt, a junior, of 201
added. “But if the solecleid route
■is hu.sy, the equipment automatic-1
ally preabes for other free 'circuits
until it either finds a chxar route
or determinds that none Is avail-'
“Sometimes wo have to send a ;
call arrross the country and baidt [
to get from a northern point of;
the country to a point In Nortih:
Carolina. But the equipment [
works so fast the caller Isn't even '
aware of the dl-dance involved.”
Rites Conducted ^
Funeral servi(-es for 'Mrs.
Ellen Earker Jefierics, 9.5, of
the .Stony Point communily,
were (.xmducted .Mond.iy afler-
noon at -1 o'clock from Jerusa
lem Christian Fellowsliip Chur'’h
oX God of Stielby by the Uev.
Oakes, pastor, and the Rev. J, II.
Interment was in Lh(‘nezcr
(Mrs. Jefferies dic'd Friday
morning at her home.
She is survived by three (lau"li-|
tens, Mrs. Ola iMae Howard of ■
Lawndale, Mrs. .’Wary Williams ,
and Mrs. Ella .'Waet William.s,
both ot Philadelphia, Ja.; three
sons, Fred Jefferies of 'Lafay
ette, La., Jamexs Jefferies of
Shelby and Roosevelt Jefferies
of Kings Mountain; two brothers,
Jesse Parker of Statesville and;
■Roosevelt Parker of California;
25 grandcdiildren and 55 great-
Conductor Walter Damrosch
was bom in old Prussia.
Xo all our friends and
patrons we wis’i
the Merriest Christmas
ever. Your loyal support
has been deeply gratifying.
Have a happy hclida;''.
TIARA HAIR DESIGNS
San ANTONIO — Aiimon Lar
ry A. Johnson, son of Mr, and
Mrs. Grady H. Johnson Jr.. 1S4
Garrett St., Greensboro, N. C..
has completed h:s U. S. Air
Force bc^ic training at the Air
Training Commtnd's Lackland
AFB, Tex. He is remaining at
Lackland for training as a se-
curity policemcih. .Airman John-
son is o 1971 graduate of B. L.
Smith High School.
District Court Judgc.s Joe F.
'M . II of .Shelby, i,e\' is Bulwinkic'
and Oscar F. .\la.s:'n, Jr., (.1 Gas
tonia Robert W. Kiihy of Cher
ryvllle were among tlie more
than 90 of the 112 dislrl t judge.-c
attending a seminar at tlic' In
stitute of Government in Chap
el Hill Friday and Saturday of
Lecturers included Chief Jud.ge
Raymonds. Mallard of the N. C.
Court of Appeals Emergeni'y
Judge I'rancis O. Clarkson of
Charlctte and Wil'iam ICIi'.ison,
director of the probation com
mission. C. E. Hin.sdale and Ma
.son P. Thomas, Jr. of the staff ef
the Institute of Government p.;r
j Provisions of the newly en
acted Controlled .Substances Act,
which will go into effect Janu
ary 1, 1972, replac'ing the' pres
ent drug control 1 a w, were
among the subjects discu.ssod.
Other topics in.T..ded problems
■with district couit probationers
and now iddslation concernin'"
•Surgical and 'medical Ireal-
mont of unborn bahie.s waili cer-
, tain birth defecis can be e.xpc, l-
(xi in tlip ful. re, says iWarch of
Dime.s medical experts.
To each of you, a holiday filled
with its own special
excitement and ^
enchantment. From us,
many thanks for
HOME SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION
CALLING YOUR ATTENTION TO...
1% Tax Penalty Applies
January 1, 1972
The Change — both in date of application an d rate — was enacted in the North Carolina
General Statutes by the North Carolina Gen eral Assembly.
Tax Checks Postmarked Through Dec. 31
Will Be Honored At No Penalty P
CITY OF KINGS