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THE TUESDAY EDITION
VOL. 88 NO. 17
TUESDAY, BIABiOH 1.1*77
Local Men Charged With
Possessing Bogus Bills
Billy Oene Patterson and Robert
Wayne Mason have been arrested
and charged with posseaalng and
dealing in counterfeit tao bills.
Patterson, 4B, of Oastonia, and
Maaon, 27, of Bessemer City, were
arrested late last Thursday night by
the Secret Service at Patterson’s
salvage business between Kings
Mountain and Oastonia.
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
TTie arrests and confiscation of
printing equipment came following
a lengthy investigation by the Secret
TUmadge Bailey, Special Agent in
charge of the Secret Service in North
Carolina, said the Investigation will
ccntlnue and other arrests In con
nection with the counterfeiting
operation might be made in the nesir
Rabies Ginic At Oty Hall
The Cleveland County Health
Department will sponsor a rabies
clinic at Kings Mountain City Hall
Sat., Mar. 26.
'The clinic Is planned for 4:80 to Op.
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 is
eUready making rounds within the
city notifying dog owners of the
rabies clinic and the Importance of
having dogs vaccinated.
Police Officers Oted
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 McDevltt
of Forest City, presented citations
for apprehending felons In the act of
committing a felony to Lt. Bobby
Msutln and Ptl. George Ashe, S. R.
Brown, Jack Vanderford, Shell
Byars and Tom Johnson. Joyce
Oldman, Shelby PD parking en-
fc;«~(r»T>t "Spior, wee r'ted fpr bar
service whl^e secretary for RepUm
Members also discussed the
creation of a new citation for herolo
deeds that can be given to police
officers and individuals within the
region and Chief McDevltt named
Ch^ef 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
agendes within Region C to deter
mine the type of crimes most
committed within their jurisdiction
and the type of crimes solved the
lesuit. After the questlonnsdres sus
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 tor the meeting.
The final tabulation, according to
Jones, from the 17 planning regions
will go to the Oovemor’s Com
mission on Olme next week.
In a related matter. Region C
adopted resolution requesting
Qovemor Hunt to appoint a member
trom Region C to the Oovemor’s
Commission on Law Enforcement.
’Ihe Advisory Board sold to the
highest bidder, at $870, a 1272 Hornet
model vehicle. Other bids were from
Harvey Moore, $042.09; Luke
Robertson, $410.60; and Qlenn
Comm. Norman King, police
commissioner tor the olty, was guest
of Chief Ekirl Lloyd and was
recognized by Chief Uoyd, vice
chairman of ^gion C.
Fhoto By Uh Stewart
REGION C AWARD — Joyce Chapman of Shelby Pollee 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. ChapmsJi, at
right, receives the citation from Shelby Chief Barry Lee, left, and Region
C Chairman Tom McDevltt, chief of the Forest City Police Department,
formerly of Kings Monataln.
PRETTY LEGS CONTEST - The five baantlaar
ptotnred are competing for the Pretty Legs Contest for
mates at Kings Motnhila Senior High this sreek during
Spirit Weet foflllvHiitt. Pictured from left to right.
Photo By Uh Stewart
faculty nMmher Dean Westmorelaad and sindenta,
Kevin Tinsley, Kelly Land, Butch Pearson, and David
Gordon. The winner will be announced Friday morning
during student assembly.
“COME WITH US, ELWOODt’* - Dr. Lyman
Sanderson (Cliff Whitfield) and Duane Wilson (Don
Stelnert) are taking no chances on Elwood P. Dowd
(Jim Champion) escaping their dutches and treatment
for his derangement in this scene trom Kings Mountain
Photo By Tom BleMtyre
little Theatre’s “Harvey”, which opem this Friday at
Park Grace Audltorlnm. Elwood Insists he has an in-
visibie friend named Harvey and his sister wants to
commit him to Chumley’s Rest Sanltortnm.
LUde Theatre Production
‘Harvey’ Opens Friday
Would it unnerve you If an amiable
gent insisted Ms beat frtend was a
' tJk fuot, On>.ObJuid c>-,*-i>aL'^ inch
How about if the Pooka was in
’That’s what happens In the latest
Kings Mountain Little Theatre
production ’’Harvey,” <^nlng Frl.,
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
Orace Auditorium this weekend.
“Harvey” is <Hie of those shows
that can be seen over and over again
without growing tlred'bf it. The cast
of character is a blend of all types
and the sto^ does come to a per
fectly satlsf^ng conclusion.
To breathe life into “Hsuwey," Joe
Ann McDaniel, the director, has
rounded up a cast of a few familiar
talents suid even more newcomers to
the local community theater stage.
Jim Champlan 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
Oases charging Jimmy E. Green
of South Carolina with first degree
murder and first degree rape were
sent directly to the grand jury in 2Tth
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 MentsU
Hospital at Jacksonville on January
14, is charged In connection with the
rape and murder of Mrs. Rosemary
Knauer of Daytona Beach, Fla. on
October 8, 1278 in a wooded area
nesu* the Kings Mountain Motor Inn
off Highway I-8B 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.
Gkeen is now In CSeveland County
Jail awaiting trial In Superior Onirt
after having been returned from
Dorothea Dlx Hospital in Raleigh
where he underwent psychiatric
At High School
Shades of the new school day!
Males in pretty legs contests, pie
throwing at teachers, fun and
It’s all a part of Spirit Week 1977
this week at Kings MountiUn 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 finsOe of both the
pretty legs contest and talent shows
slated for Friday morning at 10:80 a.
m. bi B. N. Barnes Auditorium when
cash prises will be awarded to
Good qwrts all, the males in the
Pretty Leai 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 $800 college
scholarship to an outstanding senior
from KMSHS. The schoUrshlp
winner will be decided by Beta Club
members from applicants with
scholastic average of 8.0, says
WeMey Narron, Beta President.
Proceeds trom the pie throwing,
chain link sale, and ball In basket
contests are all earmarked for the
scholarship fund, said Narron.
TTnowIng a pie at your favorite?
teacher or student will cost a dime.
Eii'-ertalnment at Monday’s
opening of Spirit Week featured
comedy, “On TTie Square With
Slick” with Steve Baker as iwws
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’ere, emnediam, juggling
acts from ballootu to yo-yo’s.
1271 production, "Everybody Loves
Opal,” returns to portray Judge
Gerald Lovelace will be seen as
Dr. William Chumley, head of
The newcomers to KMLT Include
Mrs. Alvin (Cathy) Morets as
Myrtle Mae, Veta’s daughter; Jo
Arm Newcomb as "Aunt” Ethel
Chauvenet; Uaa Whitfield as Nurse
Ruth Kelly; Don SteliMr’t as Duane
Wilson; Cliff Whitfield as Dr. Lyman
Sanderson; Oormle Putnsun as Betty
Chumley; and Steve Slpe as E. J.
Slpe is employed at Wade Ford,
Ms. Putnam in the KM aging
program, CUff and Uaa Whitfield
are teachers in the Kings Mountain
artd Shelby schools, respectively,
Ms. Newcomb Is employed at
Mauney Hosiery, Mrs. Moretz Is a
teacher’s aide in the KM system and
Stelnert 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. McDsuilel and
construction supervised by Monica
Mcaiuv. Bob Oashlon was in char^
of set painting.
’Tickets for performancea are$8tor
adults and $1.80 for students. The
shows will be seen Friday and
Saturday, Mar. 4-8 at 8 p. m. and
Sun., Mar. 6 at 8 p. m. and again
Friday and Saturday, Mar. ll-U at 8
At the March 8 matinee the
Swinging Mountaineers, senior
citlsena band, will perform at in-
temnissloa TTckets for the senior
cttlzena are $1 each.
Day Of Prayer
1b On Friday
Worid Day of Prayer will be ob
served Frl., Mar. 4 in Kings Moun
tain as Christiana jota those in 182
different countries in the annual
The community Is Invited to
participate in prayer vigils In the
area churches, with moat elBirehea
open for meditation all during the
First Presbyterian Cliureh has an
nounced the sanctuary win be open
from noon until 8 p. m. for wor
shippers to enter the sanctuary and
TTm 1277 World Day of Prayer
foUowe the theme "Love In Aetloa”
Proclaiming Friday as World Day
of Prayer In Ktage Mountain, Mayor
John H. Moaa cafied on eltlaena to
join In a chsdn of prayer for love and
hope for our loaders throughout the