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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, July 15, 1976, Image 1

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NCPA Award Winning Newspaper be | VOL. 87 NO. 28 4 Eaton Corp. Is Taking Applications Eaton Corporation will begin accepting job applications Tues., July 20 at the plant on Hwy. 29- South near Grover. Joe Robillard, personnel director, said applications can be made Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week at the plant from 8 a. m. until 3 p. m “4 Robillard said Eaton's em- ployment office will continue 4 reviewing those applications currently on file and will contact applicants either by phone or mail to set up interview ap- pointments. “We will employ about 30 people each month until we have about 600 or better on the payroll,’ Robillard said. ‘‘All employes will be enrolled in a formal training program, so we are not looking for any par- ticular skill level.” Th2 local Eaton plant manufactures heavy duty truck % transmissions. . dab NEW PRINCIPAL — Don Jones, superintendent of Kings Mountain District Schools, congratulates Ronald Nanney after his appointment as prin- Ronald E. Nanney, 81, is the new principal of Bethware School succeeding the retiring Evan J. Evans. Mr. Nanney's appointment by the Kings Mountain Board of Education was announced this week by Supt. Donald Jones. The new administrator comes to the Bethware plant from Kings Mountain Junior High where he has served as Assistant Principal for Curriculum Development and Director of Guidance Counseling for three terms and prior to that had initiated a similar program at Central School where he first joined the faculty in 1967 as Eighth grade English teacher and in 1070 became guidance counselor. He taught English- French at Morganton High for one term before moving ‘‘back home’’ to Cleveland Coun- ty. Mr. Nanney says he feels his new position will be a ‘‘real challenge’ and says he looks forward to working with the 17- teacher Bethware staff and students. . at nT A ST ES RETIRED - E. J. Evans has retired as principal of Beth- ware School and plans to spend his free time puttering around the houses(s) in Florida ard a <n Photo By Tom Mcintyre cipal of Bethware School for the 1976-77 school year. Nanney is replacing J. E. Evans, who retired July 1 after 45 years as an educator-administrator. Nanney Is Named To Betiiware Post He is ameng nine of 11 ad- ministrators in the KM district who hold a B.D.S. degree, a 1962 graduate of No. Three High School, G-W and Carson Newman Colleges and holds a Master's in Education from UNC-C and the advanced principal's certificate from Western: Carolina University, his post high school education covering 14 years in extensive training for certificates in teaching of the disadvantaged, middle school career ex- ploration, K-12, and supervision, curriculum and instruction. Nanney'’s parents are also employed by the KM system. Mrs. Nanney is a cafeteria employe at Central School and Alfred Nanney works in the system's maintenance depart- ment. His wife is the former Marjorie Piercey of Boiling Springs, a secretary for Lily Mills Co., and they have a seven- year - old son, Ronald Christopher, a second grader at (Please Turn To Page 2A) KINGS MOUNTAIN IRROR-HERRLD = KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA 28086 THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1876 LJ Madison County, N. C. ““and I’m even toying with the idea of writing a book.” Evans has been in Kings Mountain for the past 15 years. Senators Request Session Sens. Ollie Harris of Kings Mountain and Marshall Rauch of Gastonia have written Gov. Jim Holshouser requesting a special session of the General Assembly to consider legislation for a new death penalty law. The U. S. Supreme Court struck down the Tar Heel law, ruling it unconstitutional, while upholding the death penalty laws of Georgia, Florida and Texas. In Gastonia Bill Ward, a funeral home director, has started a petition supporting Sens. Harris and Rauch’'s request for a special session. Ward, who said he was once against capital punishment, has changed his mind and now urges new legislation that will be ruled constitutional. In an interview with a Gastonia newspaper, Harris said he has lost four ‘‘good friends brutally murdered here in Gaston County. All four were either inside their homes or in their place of business.” A petition would require three- fifths of the number of elected General Assembly members to call a special session. Gov. Holshouser has the authority to call a special session at his discretion. Commenting to The Mirror- Herald last week, Sen. Harris said he would wait a couple of days to see what the Governor would do about the Supreme Court ruling, but added he fully intended to follow up urging a special session if nothing was done. Ward said he realized his petition would not have any legal standing, but felt the mere fact there was a petition with citizens’ names on it should show the Governor that people in Gaston County are concerned. Both Harris and Rauch strongly favor the death penalty for convictions in crimes such as first degree murder and rape. The North Carolina capital punishment law was ruled un- constitutional because of the mandatory death sentence clause in certain crimes. The judges were not given any guidelines to allow discretion in sentencing. The Georgia, Florida and Texas laws do offer the judge in a capital case guidelines to follow. He'll Putter Around, Maybe Even Write A Book By TOM McINTYRE Editor, Mirror-Herald As of July 1 E. J. Evans was among the ranks of the unem- ployed. After 456 ypars (with three years ou? service in the Navy during World War Two) Evans has retired as an educator-administrator. Evans completed the past 12 years of his career as principal at Bethware School. He has been in Kings Mountain for 15 years and one of those years he taught Latin at the high school. What does a retired educator plan to do with his time? “I plan to putter around the house and I'm even toying with the idea of writing a book,” Evans said. ‘Not fiction, but fact, based on my own ex- periences in education since 1931.” Evans said his book could be called historical educational in theme because of the changes he has witnessed in the process over the years. “I have a lot of memories of the changes and of the people I dealt with during my tenure,’’ he said. When Evans began his educational career in 1931 he received the grand total of $69 per month as pay. In those days Evans sald he paid $18 each month for a room, board and Laundry. A pair of shoes in those days sold for $2, a suit for $12. ‘‘Itwas a time when we heated school rooms with a pot bellied stove and the principal and teachers also served as the janitor,” he said. “It was also times when one teacher would have as many as 45 students in a class and there were only three (Please Turn To Page 120) Voter Registration Deadline Is Monday The deadline for new voter registration for the August 17 primary election is Mon., July 19 at 5 p. m. Citizens who are 18-years ox age or will be 18 by Nov. 2, 1976, general election day, are eligible to register and vote in the August primary. Persons now registered do not have -to re-register, but if you have had a change of address since the last election you must fill out a change of address form by next Monday at 5 p. m. Applications for absentee voting will be issued from July 19 until August 11 at 6 p. m. i) Hl |: AE i | { Th : 5 JAC ¢ i wy - » * 54 i To register Cleveland Toun- tians may go to the Board of Elections office, 211 E. Warren St., Shelby, or by making an appointment with registrars and ju ges on the precinct level. The registrar for the Bethware precinct is Hazel McNeilly, 739- 4820. Judges are Aileen Herndon, 739-2209, and Herman Goforth, 739-5160. West Kings Mountain registrar is Mrs. Geraldine Myers, 739- 9188. Judges are Mus. Frankie White, 39-8947, and Mrs Rebecca Couk, 739-3950. East Kings Mountain registrar is Margaret White, 739-4019. rs | > i Judges are Connie G. Putnam, 739-4511, and Grace A. Talbert, 739-4419. Besides nominating Democrat and Republican candidates to campaign for state and national office, Cleveland County voters will also elect county board of education commissioners.’ West Kings Mountain Precinct Democrats plan an committee meeting at 7:30 p = next Tl: sday 3 Joyce Kings Moun- tain, chairman of the Cleveland County Democrat Party, will attend. TR de Rb Fig Photo By Tom Mcintyre HERE COMES THE HUNTS - When a man runs for public office he needs all the cam- paigners he can get. In this case Dr. Jack Hunt of Lattimore has plenty — his wife, Ruby, and their five daughters. All were in Kings Mountain Friday to help Dad campaign for the Democratic nomination for the 10th Congressional District seat in Washington. Jack Hunt’s Campaign Is A Family Affair The Jack Hunts were in Kings Mountain Friday. The Hunts are the wife and five daughters of Dr. John (Jack) Hunt of Lattimore. Hunt is a candidate for the Democrat nomination in the 10th Con- gressional District race. ‘Campaigning is a family affair,” Hunt told the Mirror- Herald this week. Mrs. Ruby Hunt and Daughters, Judy, Penny, Libby, Cindy and Sally helped the Cleveland County dentist during his two campaigns for the North Carolina House of Representa- tives. Hunt was elected twice to serve in Raleigh, but resigned recently a few months before his second term was to expire in order to devote fulltime to his campaign for the August 17 Democrat primary. “It's a little tough to get all seven of us together a great deal of the time,” Candidate Hunt said. ‘But today we're all here and we're meeting the people.’ Judy Hunt teaches courses in real estate at Catawba Valley Technical Institute, Penny (Mrs. Jim) Corn, is a K-83 teacher, Libby (Mrs. Paul) Sarazen is a first grade teacher, Cindy is in graduate work at UNC-Chapel Hill and plans to become a teacher and Sally Hunt, a junior at UNC-Chapel Hill, also plans on a teaching carcer. During this campaign Dr. Hunt said he and his family have visited almost every town and city within the seven county 10th district, “and before August 17 we will hit all of them.” If Hunt receives the Democrat nod in the primary he will campaign against the in- cumbent, Rep. James T. Broyhill. In his travels through Cleveland and to Gaston, Catawba, Burke, Caldwell, Watauga and Alexander coun- (Please Turn To Page 2A)

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