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THE TUESDAY EDITION
VOL. 88 NO. 43
TUESDAY, MAY 81, 1977
McDaniel is flanked by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe H.
McDaniel, as he was awarded Scouting’s highest honor
Court of Honor was held Tuesday
night at St. Matthew's Lutheran
Church to award Eric Shannon
McDaniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe
H. McDaniel, the highest scouting
rank, the Eagle.
The award was presented by Rev.
Robert Allen, pastor of St. Mat-
H & R Block, the nation’s largest
tax preparation firm, is offering a
free service to more than one million
taxpayers who will benefit from the
newly enacted tax revision bill just
signed by President Carter, ac-
cording to Tracy Streater, Manager
for H & R Block in Kings Mountain.
As a public service, the tax people
at H & R Block at 1512 8. York St.
Gastonia or 402 8. Lafaystte St.
‘ A Shelby, will help taxpayers amend
their 1976 tax returns in order to
claim the refund for which they may
now qualify under the new tax law.
If taxpayers were paid for the
thew’s Lutheran Church. Also
making other presentations were
Scotmaster Tommy King and Asst.
Scoutmaster Wayne Putnam,
presenting year pins to Scouts Mike
Cornwell, four years; Mark Brooks,
four years; Ralph Bumgardner, six
years; Eric McDaniel, six years,
and Jimmy Bumgardner, two years.
+ Free Tax Adjustment
time lost from their jobs last year
due to illness or injury, received a
disability pension, or if the tax-
payers were 66 or older on or before
January 1, 1977, they may qualify for
the benefits of this change in tax
To find out, taxpayers should call
864-6701 (Gastonia) or 487-6126
(Shelby) or bring their 1976 tax
return with them to H & R Block,
who will help them fill out their
amended tax return free of charge.
There is no obligation, and the
taxpayer does not have to be a Block
customer, Streater said.
Entries Due June 8
Entries for the Brian Bickley Golf
Benefit must be received by Wed.,
June 8 in order for eligibility in the
Sat., June 11 tournament at the
Kings Mountain Country Club.
All profits from this tournament
will be donated to the Brian Bickley
Fund at the First Union National
Bank of Kings Mountain.
The tournament is open to the
public and men and women golfers
are urged to participate. The format
for the tourney will be the Calloway
flighted system in which everyone
has an equal chance to be a winner.
The tournament committee also
urges all entries to indicate whether
or not they have a golf cart they can
supply or will they wish one from the
Numerous prises will be awarded
such as merchandise, golf balls, and
si" ENTRY FORM esther tea he a
equipment. Prizes will be awarded
for low score, high score, low total
putts, high total putts, longest drive
on number 2, shortest drive on
number 1, closest to the hole on all
par 8’s and many others.
In order to enter, each person
must contribute $20 or more. This
donation includes green fee and
refreshments (sandwiches and
Send entry fee along with com-
pleted entry form. Entries must be
received before Wed., June 8.
Submission of entry fee
automatically qualifies you for the
All participants are to report to
Kings Mountain Country Club at 9 a.
m. Sat., June 11 and check in at the
scorer’'s tent for a shotgun start
beginning at 9:80 a. m.
Playing partner preference (if you have one)
Mtn, N. C. 28086.
A All entries must be received by Wed., June 8.
Please enclose check or money order in the amount of $20 or more made
out to Brian Bickley Benefit Tournament and mall to Box 1062, Kings
EAGLE SCOUT HONORED — Eagle Scout Eric last week at St. Matthew's Lutheran Ohurch Court of
Honor. In background, left, are Scoutmaster Tommy
King and Assistant Scoutmaster Wayne Putnam.
‘McDaniel Earns Eagle Scout Rank
Scouts receiving merit badges and
ranks were Mark Brooks, Life Scout
and Citizenship In World, Sports;
Jim Bumgardner, Star Scout and
American Heritage; The troop itself
was the recipient of the 1077
National Honor Unit which was
shown to guests by Scoutmaster
Tommy King, who had high praise
for Eric McDaniel and the other
boys present for awards ceremony.
Eric McDaniel is also a member of
Nie Klgw Mountain Rescue Squad,
instructor in CPR, a Schi2ld Scout
Reservation staff member and in the
Fall will attend Spartanburg
Nineteen students were graduated
from Trinity Episcopal Day School
last Thursday in 7 p. m. services.
The graduates include Stawan
Bhatt, Paul and Peter Chen, Donna
Edgerton, Andrew and Spencer
Fowler, Christopher Goforth,
Darian Hager, Christopher Henson,
Betsy Lavender, Germaine Mec-
Cluney, Christopher and Chadwick
Plonk, Kevin Randall, Christopher
Robbins, Wendy Sisk, Larry Dean
Slycord III, James Thompson and
Father Morgan Gardner presided
in the chapel. The students
presented a 80-minute musical
program prior to graduation
HA Schedules Final
Inspection On New Units
The Kings Mountain Housing
Authority has scheduled the final
inspection for the 40 elderly housing
units. The inspection date is June
Tth. The remaining family units are
tentatively scheduled for June 21.
According to officers of Kings
Mountain Housing Authority, the
construction of these units has
presented no more problems than
could be expected, however, the
most difficult problem has been
selecting 40 tenants out of a list of
148. These selections have been
made after much screening of
records and considering a list of
The primary criteria in general is
need and financial solvency:
Need, a 78 year old widow of four
years living alone in the rented old
home place with no plumbing. In
January she fell while carrying
water from a neighbor's house and
fractured her leg.
Need, an 88 year old vet. of WWI
can no longer cook for his 83 year old
wife, wants a place he can take care
These examples are extreme but
true and are followed by many
hardship cases. Solvency, contrary
to common belief, financial solvency
is maintained by the Authority. This
requires from time to time the
assignment of a person who has an
income approaching the maximum
of $5,500 per year.
‘‘We truly hope those who have not
been assigned will understand and
keep the faith,” said Executive
Director Tom Harpen.
Hopefully an open house can be
held June 8. A firm date will be
Diplomas Awarded Tonight =="
Diplomas will be awarded to 240
KMSHS graduating seniors in
commencement exercises Tuesday
(tonight) at 8 p. m. in John Gamble
Memorial Football Stadium.
The baccalaureate sermon was
delivered by Rev. C. George
Sherrill, pastor of Grace United
Methodist Church, Sunday night in
B. N. Auditorium on the
campus of Kings Mountain Senior
Senior Class officers will lead the
finals exercises which will open with
the processional march, ‘Pomp and
Circumstance’’ by the KMJH School
Ninth Grade Band.
Robin Celeste Spears will give the
invocation and Kevin Wendell
STUDENT EMPLOYE OF YEAR — Scott Wadell,
right, is congratulated by faculty advisor Myers T.
Hambright after he was honored as Student Employe of
the Year at KMSHS ICT, DE and Office Practice lun-
cheon last week.
Allison will present Class President
Michael Ira Bumgarner who will
give the welcome. The Senior Choir
will sing “I'll Walk With God” by
Brodszky and ‘Parting Blessing’’ by
SPO President Wesley Narron will
present members of Class of 1977
who will receive diplomas from
Principal Forrest Wheeler, assisted
by Schools Supt. Donald D. Jones
and Chief Marshal John David Reed.
John Maurice Gamble, class
treasure, will make formal
presentation of the class gift which
will be accepted by P. A. Francis,
representing Kings Mountain Board
Singing of the school song will
close the 1977 commencement.
RECEIVES PLAQUE - Myers T. Hambright, faculty Year by members of ICT, DE, and Office Practice
advisor, presents Jim J. Dickey, superintendent of organizations at Kings Mountain Senior High School at the
Neisco, Inc. with a plaque naming him Employer of The annual luncheon.
| students and their employers trom
A table of organization adopted
Monday night by the city board of
commissioners has subsequently
relocated several services of city
Al Moretz, city engineer, and his
secretary, Betty Clark, are now
located in Room Three (basement of
City Hall) site of the Codes
Department, Building Inspector
Office and Engineering Depart-
ment. All permits for Moss Lake are
available in this office from Mrs.
The personnel committee of-
ficially named Moretz head of the
engineering department and direct
the codes office and that the com-
munity development block grant
program be assigned to the mayor's
office. Moretz has previously been
handling the engineering and codes
jobs along with the community
Miss Joyce Biser has joined Mrs.
Katie Wilkes as secretary to the CD
program in the Mayor's office and
Joe Ann McDaniel has moved to the
public works office as secretary to
the newly-hired Public Works Supt.
Edward Dwyer. Their quarters is
located in a trailer on City St.
Jim J. Dickey, superintendent of
Neisco, Inc., was tapped as “Em-
ployer of the Year’’' and Scott Wadell
was tapped as ‘‘Student Employe of
the Year’ at the annual luncheon
Wednesday of ICT, DE and Office
Occupations Classes of Kings
Both Dickey and Wadell were
presented handsome engraved
plaques by Myers T. Hambright,
faculty advisor, as student em-
ployers from local industry and
business were recognized with
Fried chicken and country style
steak with all the trimmings was
served at Kings Mountain Inn in the
private dining room made festive
with the emblems of the school
organizations: Distributive Educa-
tion, Industrial Cooperative
Training and Office Occupations.
Scott Waddell, ICT President, was
master of ceremonies and other
students on the program were Myra
Barnette of ICT who gave the in.
vocation, Tammy Blanton, Future
Business Leaders President who
gave the welcome, Julie Durham, of
DECA, who introduced guests,
Janice Elliott who presented in.
dustrial representatives, Jane
Campbell of DECA who introduced
employers and students associated
in this program, and Donna Leach,
of Office Practice, who recognized
offices in the area.
Response to the welcome was
made by Ron Tompkins, executive
of Eaton Corporation.