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THE TUESDAY EDITION
VOL. 88 NO. 18
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1977
By TOM MCINTYRE
The second public hearing on the 1077-78
Community Development Block Grants is
scheduled tonight at 7:80 at city hall.
This is the third year of the five year program
under the Federal Housing and Community
Development Act of 1974. The total entitlement to
How To Spend $1 Million
Second CD Public Hearing Set Tonight
planemetric and Topographical mapping and a
The rest of the programs are continuing from
the first year’s program and includes expansion
and updating the water and sewer system, ex-
pansion of recreational facilities, the aging and
elderly program, home based child care program,
the arts council, and housing.
the city is $4,160,000. The first three years the
grants total $1,040,000.
At the first hearing, held last Tuesday, saw only
a couple of new project proposals discussed;
Here Feb. 24-25
The Cleveland County Health
Department will conduct blood
pressure screenings at various
locations around the county during
The department unit will set up
February 24 and 25 in Kings Moun-
On February 24 at TG&Y in the
West Gate Shopping Center from
9:80 a. m. until 4:3 p. m.
On February 25 at Mack's in the
Kings Mountain Shopping Plaza
from 1 to 4:80 p. m.
There is no charge for the blood
pressure tests and the health
department urges all Kings
Mountians to come to either location
here for a checkup.
Susan Anderson, Christopher
Holmes and Douglas S8incox,
students at Kings Mountain Senior
High, have been recommended as
scholarship finalists by PPG In.
Interviews will be conducted
February 24 and the four year award
is valued up to $6,000, depending on
the winner's financial need.
Local PPG Foundation Agent and
plant manager, L. T. Powell, said
the three students from Kings
Mountain and four others from
Cleveland County and Shelby were
selected on the basis of their scores
on the National Merit Scholarship
The finalists are competing for the
four year award whose value is
determined by the National Merit
Scholarship Corporation, which
administers the PPG Foundation
The scholarship ranges from $250
to $1,600 yearly at an accredited
college of the winner's choice in the
U. 8. The winner will be announced
Dave Adams, a former Kings
Mountian, has just completed
contracts for theatrical showings of
a color film entitled ‘‘Seconds From
death —With Movie Stuntmen."’
The 24-minute film depicts the
work of the film stuntmen and their
importance in the action-adventure
movies and TV-shows.
Adams produced and directed the
short using the talents of ex-
perienced Hollywood stuntmen such
as Greg Anderson and A. J.
Bakunas. Other stuntmen in the film
are Adams, Jerry Rushing, Joe
Kurtzo and Luther Randall.
Some of the stunts involved are a
man tumbling from a speeding car,
a man being hit by a car in the
street, a high fall from a building
and other hair-raising stunts in.
volving autos and motorcycles.
The film is being distributed to
theaters in North and South
Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Texas,
Florida, New Mexico and
Adams said he is also currently
involved in negotiations for TV
rights to the film. :
The majority of the first meeting was taken up
with a discussion on the program’s continuing
projects. Another review of that is expected
A GOLDEN OLDIE — How many of you recognise this scene? In order
to visualize the scene properly, you'll have to go back to December 30,
1985. That year Kings Mountain had recorded over a foot of snow. This
picture was originally taken by Percy Dilling and shows the snow piled up
from the intersection of W. Mountain St. looking north along 8. Pledmont
Ave. The house in the picture at the left is now Harris Funeral Home. The
photo was submitted to The Mirror-Herald by Bud Medlin.
tonight along with a complete update on the Kings
Mountain Redevelopment Commission projects.
Revelopment Commission Executive Director
Gene White said he would give an update on the
progress being made in work in the Cansler St.
Urban Renewal area.
Of this area, Al Moretz, city planner, said last
week ‘“This will be one of the most beautiful
residential areas in the city once the work is
complete. And there will be a great many im-
provements that won't be visible. I'm talking
about the installation of new water and sewer
lines, gas lines and drainage.”
In connection with this Moretz asked that
planemetric and topographic mapping be con-
sidered under CD funding. He said with this in-
formation the city can plan for 30 to 40 years
ahead and not run into problems that the city
Citizens and groups with project proposals are
urged to attend tonight's public hearing, which is
the last one scheduled before application is made
to HUD on April 1.
Robert Dodge Named
KM Juvenile Officer
Robert Dodge, a former Kings
Mountain Police patrolman, who has
been serving as an investigator for
the Public Defenders office, will be
sworn in Friday as juvenile officer
at Kings Mountain.
Following his swearing in
ceremony on February 18, Dodge
will attend a training session at the
police academy at Salemburg.
Dodge, 28, served as a police of-
ficer with KMPD for seven years
prior to resigning and joining the
public defenders investigative staff.
Although Dodge's employment as
¥*"“the juvenile officer has raised some
questions at city hall as to who is
running the police department — the
police chief or the commissioners —
Police Chief Earl Lloyd said ‘‘My
position is that I intend to make the
juvenile program work. I'm behind
Dodge 100 percent.”
Chief Lloyd’s first choice for the
position of juvenile officer was
Patrolman Don Ivey, 27, a five year
veteran of local police work.
When the LEAA grant was ap-
proved to create a juvenile office in
Kings Mountain it was Lloyd's in-
tention to transfer Ivey from regular
dispatch and patrol duty to head the
juvenile office. When the $18,000
grant was approved, Lloyd in-
.. . KM juvenile officer
structed Ivey to buy some street
clothing at Plonk’'s Department
Store since he would not be working
in uniform as the juvenile officer.
Chief Lloyd said after Ivey was
already on the job as juvenile officer
he was told by members of the board
of commissioners that Ivey was not
to be hired for the juvenile job.
Commissioner Norman King's
comment differs from Chief Lloyd's
in that King contends Lloyd was told
in December not to fill the position of
King was quoted in the Gastonia
Gazette last Friday as stating, ‘The
chief gave us his recommendation
about filling the position and he was
told in December to do nothing about
it. We decided at a board meeting
laster on that Dodge would be
City Clerk Joe McDaniel said he
does not recall the comiimiisionérs
taking any formal action on filling
the juvenile officer position and said
he can find nothing in the official
minutes about any action on the
Chief Lloyd said since he was not
hiring a new officer for the youth
bureau he felt he had the authority to
transfer a qualified officer into the
position. Commissioner King said he
felt the commissioners have the
authority to say how federal funds
will be spent in Kings Mountain.
But the issue appears to be settled.
Dodge is in charge of the youth
bureau and Ivey will remain on the
police force as a patrolman.
To Become Teacher
Dr. John McGill Going Back To School
By TOM McINTYRE
When Delores Boyd
education. That was all the
encouragement I needed.’
In the fall of 1975 Mrs.
Edgerton enrolled in
Dr. John C. McGill was re-elected
President and Ruby H. Baker re-
elected executive vice president and
secretary at the annual Kings
Mountain Savings and Loan
Other officers elected by the
directors are Boyce H. Gault, vice
president; Ronald L. Franks,
treasurer; Brenda Lovelace,
assistant secretary; Kathy Butler,
The shareholders elected Dr. R. N.
Baker, Carl F. Mauney, Glee E.
Bridges, George Lewis, Ruby H.
Baker, Dr. John C. McGill, C. A.
Allison, W. 8. Fulton, Jr. and Boyce
H. Gault to the board of directors for
Mrs. Baker reported that assets
increased 18 percent last year to
$14,549,861. More than $2,700,000 in
mortgage loans were made in 1976.
On the last day of the year the
Association had $12,650, 904 of
mortgage loans in force. Deposits
rose 18.8 percent to a record of
To Show Work
Students from Mrs. Diane Har-
per’s art class at Kings Mountain
Senior High will participate in a
county-wide art exhibit in Shelby
sponsored by the Shelby Art League.
The exhibition is for student ar-
tists from the junior and senior high
schools all over Cleveland County.
The exhibits will be put up Wed-
nesday upstairs at the Shelby Dally
Star building. Mrs. Harper said her
students will contribute 10 pieces of
art for the show.
‘“‘We have not selected all of the
art pieces, nor decided all of the
students who will participate,’’ Mrs.
Harper sald. ‘‘We do have some
students set for the exhibition,
The students set are Kevin Allison,
Susan Anderson, Rhonda Shytles,
Cindy Medlin, Janice Greene,
Brenda Wood and Daniel Reep.
The exhibition is scheduled for one
decided to get married she
was half a semester away
from graduating from
Kings Mountain High
Eighteen years and a
second marriage, later an
opportunity to get a high
school diploma presented
itself and Delores Boyd
Edgerton took advantage
of it quickly.
Technical Institute began
an adult education course
in 1971 to give people such
as Mrs. Edgerton a chance
to finish high school. She
was one of two to graduate
in the first Tech Continuing
But that only served to
tease her desire to learn
more, to become
something else in life other
than a wife and mother.
‘“When I started I just
wanted to get my high
school diploma,’ Mrs.
Edgerton said. ‘‘Then I
wanted to go with school.
My husband, Robert,
asked me when I was going
to school. I don’t think he
really thought I would at
the time. I said we didn't
have the money and he
said he had heard there
was financial aid for
people who wanted an
BACK TO SCHOOL — Mrs. Delores Edgerton of 518
Orr Terrace will graduate from Cleveland Tech this
June, then she will enter Gardner-Webb College next
fall to work for a teacher certificate. She went back to
school 18-years after she dropped out of Kings Mountain
Cleveland Tech in general
education. During her
semesters since she has
studied biology, history,
psychology and sevdral
electives. She graduates
“Will I stop here? No.
I'm going to seek enroll-
ment in Isothermal
Community College in
Rutherford County this
summer to nail down
physical education and
religious studies,” Mrs.
Edgerton sald. ‘‘I need
those two subjects to enroll
in Gardner-Webb College
Mrs. Edgerton is now
determined to receive a
teaching certificate for
“If I am able to attend
Isothermal this summer
and pass the two subjects I
need,” she said, “I can
finish Gardner-Webb in
said landing a teaching
assignment in the Kings
mountain District Schools
would be ideal, “but, if I
am unsuccessful in this I
am seriously thinking
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