Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 1979-current, July 24, 1980, Image 1
leave 4orth I iches I in I • July I inate ^ i| t AU-^ l>i it 31. mley MHS cruit, West 1 Boo^ Thursday 15 VOLUME 91. NUMBER 55 ■ THURSO A Y, JUL Y 24,1980 - KINGS MOUNTAIN, NOR TH CAROLINA Relief For Elderly Operation Cool Off Underway In County itself If- v.i- rt:. Operation Cool Off is under way in Cleveland County, and Kings Mountain Senior Center at the Depot will be the focal point of relief for elderly and disabled citizens who want to stay where it’s cool during the extreme heat. Rev. Kenneth George, Direc tor of the Center, said that free transportation will be available to bring citizens into the Center where they can remain during the hot part of the day. If necessary. Rev. George said the facility will be opened during the weekends. He said that local churches are asked to provide their air-conditioned fellowship halls for those who do not have a fan or cooling units during the extreme heat and that par ticipating churches are also in vited to provide coid water and soft drinks and “just a cool spot to relax from the weather.” Various Cleveiand County agencies sent representatives to John Knox Presbyterian Church in Shelby Tuesday morning for a 9 • John W. Gladden Died Wednesday John W. Gladden, Sr., 84, of 213 E. Parker St., died Wednes day morning at 10:35 ajn. in Veterans Administration Hospital at Oteen after several years illness. Funeral arrangements, which are incomplete, will be announc ed by Harris Funeral Home. Mr. Gladden was a World War 1 veteran and retired Kings Mountain salesman who was ac- tive in Second Baptist Church. hU was a‘ native of Geveland County, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Gladden, and he and his wife, Annie Mauney Glad den had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. An active Legionnaire follow ing active duty in World War 1, Mr. Gladden was accorded the honor of “Mr. Legionnaire” at Otis D. Green Post 155 of which he was a former three-term com mander and a life member. He was a Legion Go-Getter for many years and had enrolled many members for the local Post over the years. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three sons, John W. Gladden, Jr. of Plymouth, JOHN W. GLADDEN. SR. Michigan. Tim Gladden of Kings Mountain and Carl Glad den of Fredericksburg, Md., six daughters, Mrs. Sam (Irene) McAbee of Grand Blanc, Michigan, Mrs. M.C. (Lucille) Falls of Glen Bumie, Mid., Mrs. R.M. (Ozelle) Dixon of Charlotte, Mrs. Gary (Louise) Fisher of Raleigh, Mrs. Ed (Joyce) Dumas of Knoxville, Tenn., Mrs. Morris (Janice) Jer- nigan of Mint Hill; one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Hart of Mooresville; 23 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. planning meeting on how to help the disabled and elderly during this extreme heat and urged good judgment about par ticipating in strenuous activities during the hot weather, especial ly the elderly, persons who ^ready have health problems such as heart conditions and very young children. ‘Thus far, we have not receiv ed any information from local health departments about deaths or other health problems caused directly by the hot weather,” said Rev. George but this county-wide program is a preventive measure.” Rev. George said efforts will be made to identify the bedridden pa tients of the area and to provide fans for these homes, if the residents do not own some form of cooling unit. Rev. George said that he would appreciate local merchants assisting in this pro ject by donating, in some ctises, fans for these citizens. The Aging Program will pro vide transportation to the Depot Center for citizens of Grover, Bethware, Compact, and Ebenezer communities, in addi tion to the Kings Mountain city area, said Rev. George. Call 7394511. Dr. J.N. MacCormack, of the Division of Health Services of the N.C. Department of Human Resources, warns that “people should slow down whin it’s fi^ ' hot. Your body can’t do its best in high temperatures and could do its worst. The problems caus ed by real hot weather tend to be more severe with age. People with ailing or weak hearts should take it easy and stay where it’s cool during hot spells.” Dr. MacCormack offers the following suggestions for preven ting heat related health problems and even death: •When your body warns you that the heat is too much and you feel faint or exhausted, reduce your level of activity im mediately and get into a cooler place. •Dress in lightweight, light- colored clothing. Turn To lO-A / % DRJkFT REGISTRATION UNDERWAY - ThU is THE WMk and local young mon are register ing lor the draft at the local poet office. Sam my Bell, 19, of 225 N. City St., Charles Jenkins of 223 N. Wotterson St. and Jerry Bess, 20, of Photo by Lib Stewart 112 Cansler St., left to right, sign up above. Bess was No. 28, Bell was No, 29 and Jenkins was No. 30 Mondcry morning. Postal clerk Bud Medlin assists. Draft Registration Underway At Post Office Draft registration got under way at the local post office and at post offices across the country Monday. By noon time Monday on the first day of two weeks of draft sign-up a total of 30 KM men ages 19 and 20 had complied with a bill .signed by President Carter July 2 requiring all male American citizens and resident aliens bom in I960 and 1961 to register at a post office starting Monday. Failure to register can bring fines of $10,000 and five years in jail. Men born in 1960 are slated to register this week and those bom in 1SI61 will register next week. The only men exempted are those on active duty with the armed forces or in service academies, those in prisons or mental institutions and nonresi dent aliens. Postmaster Fred Weaver said each registrant is asked to write his name, address, birth date, social security number and telephone number on a printed form. Pulmonary Education Day Thursday At KM Hospital Pulmonary Education Day gets underway this morning at 9:30 at Kings Mountain Hospital Conference Room where between 40 and 60 people in the medically related field are hearing lectures from specialists until 2:45 p.m. Luncheon and the afternoon workshop will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Boyce ‘Let Our People Go’ Two Cleveland County veterans - Noah Canipe and Milton Harden, departed from Shelby Monday morning at II a.m. in a red pickup truck bound for Washington, D.C. seeking one million signatures on a peti tion to Ayatoliah R. Khomeini to “Let Our People Go.” The red track bears the gift of a monument which is to be ship ped from Charleston, S.C. to Iran with the petitions and the letters of protest which the former servicemen are collecting all over the country. Neither Harden, a U.S. Army veteran, and Canipe, a U.S. AYATOLLAH R.\ KHOMEINI ^ MAY YOU NFVFD REST IN PEACE I i LET OUR PEOPLE GO - MUton Hardan, Uft. and Noah Canlpo or* Making ono million oignatuTM on o potition which thoy plan to Photo by JomM Edwarda ■hip to Iron olong with o imiquo proMnt. abovw, a monumont. Tho monumont it drapod with an Amorican flag. Navy veteran, think the Ayatollah will appreciate their sentiments. The monument bears the in scription Ayatollah R. Khomeini - May You Never Rest In Peace. The back of the track is draped with an American flag and the monument is topped with dead flowers which were collected in the woods near Jordan Monu ment Co., which provided the monument free of charge and is the duplicate of a monument which the company displayed in December to protest the captivi ty of Americans in Iran. The combined weight of stone and base is 800 pounds. Mrs. Elizabeth Burden, of the Jordan Monument Company, said that the patriotic young men, both active in the Shelby Disabled American Veterans Organization, are hoping to be received well and expect to ob tain more than one million signatures for petitions. “It’s something we are giving to our country and we want to do it,” they said before leaving Shelby Monday morning. Mrs. Burden said the pair are using Jordan Monument Co. as headquarters and will report to them on the success of their venture. Meantime, local citizens can obtain a copy of the petition and sign it in the offices of the Jor dan Monument Company on East Marion Street in Shelby. Memorial ARP Church, across the street from the hospital. Visiting lecturer is Dr. Irvin A. Buchwald, Chief of Pulmonary Medicine at St. John’s Hospital in Lowell, Mass. He will discuss actual case records in a 10:45 a.m. presenta tion and will conduct the after noon session which will be moderated by Dr. John Brooks, program chairman of the Conti nuing Medical Education pro gram in progress for several months at the local hospital. Also assisting in the lectures will be Robert Taylor, Director of Respiratory Therapy at the local hospital. The lectures are open to all in the medically related field and are expected to attract rescue squad personnel from the Greater Kings Mountain area and police and law enforcement representatives. Registration will be conducted in the hospital con ference room at $3.50 for a single reservation or $3 each for five or more. Photo by Darroll Austin HELP NEEDY FAMILIES - Mrs. Mlckay B«U. aboM. prsMnts a chock from tho Good Earth Gordon Club to Rot. Bob Boggan. prosidont of tho KM Ministorial Association, to aid noody fomilios of tho oroa. Procoods from tho club's rocont Spring Art Auction woro usod for tho Ministors' Spocial Fund, Spocial Olympics, KM Schools Clothing CloMt, cmd to Mnd o Scout to cennp and throo students to summor school.