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THE TUESDAY EDITION
VOL. 88 NO. 17
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 1977
Local Men Charged With
Possessing Bogus Bills
Billy Gene Patterson and Robert
Wayne Mason have been arrested
and charged with possessing and
dealing in counterfeit $20 bills.
Patterson, 45, of Gastonia, and
Mason, 27, of Bessemer City, were
arrested late last Thursday night by
the Secret Service at Patterson's
salvage business between Kings
Mountain and Gastonia.
Secret Service agents also con-
fiscated a printing press, allegedly
used to print the bogus money, as
evidence from a location in Kings
Both Patterson and Mason were
taken before a federal magistrate in
Mecklenburg County last Friday
where their bond was posted at
The arrests and confiscation of
printing equipment came following
alengthy investigation by the Secret
Talmadge Bailey, Special Agent in
charge of the Secret Service in North
Carolina, said the investigation will
continue and other arrests in con-
nection with the counterfeiting
operation might be made in the near
Rabies Clinic At City Hall
The Cleveland County Health
Department will sponsor a rabies
clinic at Kings Mountain City Hall
Sat., Mar. 26.
The clinic is planned for 4:30to 6 p.
After this date the area will be
checked for non-vaccinated dogs
and those animals found not wearing
proper tags (rabies, tax and iden-
tification) will be picked up by the
city animal warden.
Warden Stretch Bollinger fis
already making rounds within the
city notifying dog owners of the
rabies clinic and the importance of
having dogs vaccinated.
Police Officers Cited
Six Shelby police officers were
commended by Region C Criminal
Justice Planning Advisory Board at
the monthly supper meeting Thurs-
day night at Kings Mountain Inn.
Chief Barry Lee, assisted by
Region C Chairman Tom McDevitt
of Forest City, presented citations
for apprehending felons in the act of
committing a felony to Lt. Bobby
Martin and Ptl. George Ashe, S. R.
Brown, Jack Vanderford, Shell
Byars and Tom Johnson. Joyce
Chapman, Shelby PD parking en-
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Members also discussed the
creation of 5 new citation for heroic
deeds that can be given to police
officers and individuals within the
region and Chief McDevitt named
Chief Lee to chair a committee,
including Chief Earl Lloyd of Kings
Mountain and Chuck Lott, to bring
recommendations at the next
meeting to be held in Lake Lure.
Questionnaires were also dis-
tributed to all law enforcement
agencies within Region C to deter-
mine the type of crimes most
committed within their jurisdiction
and the type of crimes solved the
least. After the questionnaires are
returned this week, Region C will set
priorities for funding law enforce-
ment, which Don Jones, Region C
planner, explained as the major
item on the agenda for the meeting.
The final tabulation, according to
Jones, from the 17 planning regions
will go to the Governor's Com-
mission on Crime next week.
In a related matter, Region C
adopted resolution requesting
Governor Hunt to appoint a member
from Region C to the Governor's
Commission on Law Enforcement.
The Advisory Board sold to the
highest bidder, at $570, a 1972 Hornet
‘ model vehicle. Other bids were from
$410.60; and Glenn
PRETTY LEGS CONTEST — The five beauties?
‘pletured are competing for the Pretty Legs Contest for
males at Kings Monte in High this week during
Spirit Week fostivities. Plotured from left to right,
Comm. Norman King, police
commissioner for the city, was guest
of Chief Earl Lloyd and was
recognized by Chief Lloyd, vice
chairman of Region C.
Photo By Lib Stewart
REGION C AWARD -— Joyce Chapman of Shelby Police Department
was among seven officers commended by Region C at the monthly dinner
meeting Thursday night at Kings Mountain Inn. Kings Mountain Police
Department was the host law enforcement agency. Mrs. Chapman, at
right, receives the citation from Shelby Chief Barry Lee, left, and Region
C Chairman Tom McDevitt, chief of the Forest City Police Department,
formerly of Kings Mountain.
Photo By Lib Stewart
“sik foot, Lnewand
faculty member Dean Westmoreland and students,
Kevin Tinsley, Kelly Land, Butch Pearson, and David
Gordon. The winner will be announced Friday morning
during student assembly.
‘“COME WITH US, ELWOOD!” -—
Sanderson (Cliff Whitfield) and Duane Wilson (Don
Steinert) are taking no chances on Elwood P. Dowd
(Jim Champion) escaping their clutches and treatment
for his derangement in this scene from Kings Mountain
Lire Theatre Production
‘Harvey’ Opens Friday
Would it unnerve you if an amiable
gent insisted his best friend was a
How about if the Pooka was in-
That’s what happens in the latest
Kings Mountain Little Theatre
production ‘‘Harvey,’’ opening Fri.,
Mar. 4 at 8 p. m.
Of course we know there’s no such
thing as a Pooka (or rabbit) as tall
as Elwood Dowd insists Harvey is
and if that tall the rabbit wouldn't be
Yet, the audience will see doors
opening and closing by themselves
when ‘Harvey’ is staged at Park
Grace Auditorium this weekend.
‘‘Harvey’’ is one of those shows
that can be seen over and over again
without growing tired of it, The cast
of character is a blend of all types
and the story does come to a per-
fectly satisfying conclusion.
To breathe life into “Harvey,” Joe
Ann McDaniel, the director, has
rounded up a cast of a few familiar
talents and even more newcomers to
the local community theater stage.
Jim Champion portrays Elwood P.
Dowd, the likeable rat race dropout
who befriends the invisible rabbit
Nan Jean Grant returns to the
stage here as Veta, Elwood's well-
meaning, but scatter-brained sister.
Dr. Bob Baker, last seen in KMLT's
Case To Grand Jury
Cases charging Jimmy E. Green
of South Carolina with first degree
murder and first degree rape were
sent directly to the grand jury in 27th
Judicial Court Wednesday on
motions by Assistant District At-
torney Jack White.
Judge A. Max Harris was on the
Green, who was arrested at the
Northeast Florida State Mental
Hospital at Jacksonville on January
14, is charged in connection with the
rape and murder of Mrs. Rosemary
Shades of the new school day!
Males in pretty legs contests, ple
throwing at teachers, fun and
It's all a part of Spirit Week 1977
this week at Kings Mountain Senior
High and the kids are having a field
Poking fun at students and
teachers alike is all part of the en-
tertainment at assembly periods
and lunchroom breaks this week
with the grand finale of both the
pretty legs contest and talent shows
slated for Friday morning at 10:80 a.
m. in B. N. Barnes Auditorium when
cash prizes will be awarded to
Good sports all, the males in the
Pretty Legs Show include a teacher,
Dean Westmoreland. Art students
had the pleasure of decorating the
legs and the prettiest will be voted
by contributions of students to Spirit
Week Project, a $300 college
Knauer of Daytona Beach, Fla. on
October 8, 1976 in a wooded area
near the Kings Mountain Motor Inn
off Highway I-85 south of the city.
According to police reports, Mrs.
Knauer was employed as a conces-
sion owner at Cleveland County Fair
where Green was a carnival worker.
Green is now in Cleveland County
Jail awaiting trial in Superior Court
after having been returned from
Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh
where he underwent psychiatric
+ At High School
scholarship to an outstanding senior
from KMSHS. The scholarship
winner will be decided by Beta Club
members from applicants with
scholastic average of 8.0, says
Wesley Narron, Beta President.
Proceeds from the pie throwing,
chain link sale, and ball in basket
contests are all earmarked for the
scholarship fund, said Narron.
Throwing a pie at your favorite?
teacher or student will cost a dime.
opening of Spirit Week featured
comedy, ‘‘On The Square With
Slick" with Steve Baker as news
commentator interviewing a gum.
chewing, longhaired Mountaineer
hippy portrayed by Gene Alexander,
another teacher; a ‘‘Gong Show’
patterned after the TV plrogram and
featuring students in every role
from CB'ers, comedians, juggling
acts from balloons to yo-yo's.
Photo By Tom Mcintyre
Little Theatre’s ‘“Harvey’’, which opens this Friday at
Park Grace Auditorium. Elwood insists he has an in.
visible friend named Harvey and his sister wants to
commit him to Chumley’s Rest Sanitorium.
1971 production, “Everybody Loves
Opal,” returns to portray Judge
Gerald Lovelace will be seen as
Dr. Wiliam Chumley, head of
The newcomers to KMLT include
Mrs. Alvin (Cathy) Moretz as
Myrtle Mae, Veta's daughter; Jo
Ann Newcomb as “Aunt” Ethel
Chauvenet; Lisa Whitfield as Nurse
Ruth Kelly; Don Steinert as Duane
Wilson; Cliff Whitfield as Dr. Lyman
Sanderson; Connie Putham as Betty
Chumley; and Steve Sipe as E. J.
Sipe is employed at Wade Ford,
Ms. Putnam in the KM aging
program, Cliff and Lisa Whitfield
are teachers in the Kings Mountain
and Shelby schools, respectively,
Ms. Newcomb is employed at
Mauney Hosiery, Mrs. Moretz is a
teacher's aide in the KM system and
Steinert is a teacher in the KM
The action in the three-act comedy
takes place in the Dowd family
mansion and the reception room at
Chumley’s Rest. The revolving sets
were designed by Ms. McDaniel and
construction supervised by Monica
McClure. Bob Cashion was in charge
of set painting.
Tickets for performances are$2 for
adults and $1.50 for students. The
shows will be seen Friday and
Saturday, Mar. 46 at 8 p. m. and
Sun., Mar. 6 at 8 p. m. and again
Friday and Saturday, Mar. 11-12 at 8
At the March 6 matinee the
Swinging Mountaineers, senior
citizens band, will perform at in-
termission. Tickets for the senior
citizens are $1 each.
Day Of Prayer
Is On Friday
World Day of Prayer will be ob-
served Fri., Mar. 4 in Kings Moun-
tain as Christians join those in 169
different countries in the annual
The community is invited to
participate in prayer vigils in the
area churches, with most churches
open for meditation all during the
First Presbyterian Church has an-
nounced the sanctuary will be open
from noon until § p. m. for wor.
shippers to enter the sanctuary and
The 1077 World Day of Prayer
follows the theme ‘‘Love In Action.”
Proclaiming Friday as World Day
of Prayer in Kings Mountain, Mayor
John H. Moss called on citizens to
join in a chain of prayer for love and
hope for our leaders throughout the