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VOL. 87 NO. 28
Eaton Corp.
Is Taking
Eaton Corporation will begin
accepting Job appUcatlona Tuea.,
July 20 at the plant on Hwy. 29-
South near Grover.
Joe Roblllard, personnel
director, said applications can
be made Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday of each week at
the plant from 8 a. m. until 3 p.
Roblllard said Eaton’s em
ployment office will continue
reviewing those applications
currently on file and will contact
applicants either by phone or
mall to set up Interview ap
“We will employ about 30
people each month until we have
about 600 or better on the
payroll,” Roblllard said. "All
employes will be enrolled In a
formal training program, so we
are not looking for any par
ticular skill level.”
Th3 local Eaton plant
manufactures heavy duty truck
RETIRED — E. 3. Evans *»»»
retired as principal of Beth-
ware School and plans to spend
his free time puttering around
the housests) in Florida and
NKW PKINCiPAI. — Don Jones,
superintendent of Kings Mountain
District Nrhoois. rongratuiates Konaid
Nanney after his appointment as prin-
r. V#. 't.
Photo By Tom McIntyre
cipai of Bethware Srhooi for the 1976-77
srhooi year. Nanney is repiacing J. K.
Kvans. who retired .luiy I after 45 years
as an educator-administrator.
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Nanney k Named
To Betliware Post
Ronald E. Nanney, 81, Is the
new principal of Bethware
School succeeding the retiring
Evan J. Evans.
Mr. Nanney’s appointment by
the Kings Mountain Board of
Education was announced this
week by Supt. Dcnald Jones.
The new administrator comes
to the Bethware plant from
Kings Mountain Junior High
where he has served as Assistant
Principal for Curriculum
Development and Director of
Guidance Counseling for three
terms and prior to that had
Initiated a similar program at
Central School where he first
Joined the faculty In 1967 as
Eighth grade English teacher
and In 1970 became guidance
counselor. He taught English-
French at Morganton High for
one term before moving "back
home” to Cleveland Coun
ty. Mr. Nanney says he feels
his new position will be a “real
challenge” and says he looks
forward to working with the 17-
teacher Bethware staff and
He Is among nine of 11 ad
ministrators in the KM district
who hold a B.D.S. degree, a 1962
graduate of No. Three High
School, G-W and Carson
Newman Colleges and holds a
Master’s In Education from
UNC-C and the advanced
principal’s certificate from
Western Carolina University,
his post high school education
covering 14 years In extensive
training for certificates In
teaching of the disadvantaged,
middle school career ex
ploration, K-12, and supervision,
curriculum and Instruction.
Nanney’s parents are also
employed by the KM system.
Mrs. Nanney Is a cafeteria
employe at Central School and
Alfred Nanney works In the
system’s maintenance depart
ment. His wife Is the former
Marjorie Piercey of Boiling
Springs, a secretary for Lily
Mills Co., and they have a seven-
year old son, Ronald
Christopher, a second grader at
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He’ll Putter Around,
Maybe Even Write A Book
Editor, Mirror-Herald
As of July 1 E. J. Evans was
among the ranks of the unem
After 45wars (with three
years oulffTO- service In the
Navy during World War ’Two)
Evans has retired as an
Evans completed the past 12
years of his career as principal
at Bethware School. He has been
In Kings Mountain for 16 years
and one of those years he taught
Latin at the high school.
.What does a retired educator
plan to do with his time?
"I plan to putter around the
house and I’m even toying with
the Idea of writing a book,”
Evans said. "Not fiction, but
fact, based on my own ex
periences in education since
Evans said his book could be
called historical educational In
theme because of the changes he
has witnessed In the process over
the years.
”I have a lot of memories of
the changes and of the people I
dealt with during my tenure,” he
When Evans began his
educational career In 1931 he
received the grand toted of $69
per month as pay. In those days
Evans said he paid $18 each
month for a room, board euid
Laundry. A pair of shoes in those
days sold for $2, a suit for $12.
’ ‘It was a time when we heated
school rooms with a pot bellied
stove and the principal auid
teachers also served as the
Janitor,” he said. "It was also
times when one teacher would
have as many as 46 students In a
class and there wei^ only three
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hbdison County, N. C. ““and
rm even toying with the idea of
writing a book.” Evans has
been in Kings Mountain for the
past 15 years.
Voter Registration
Deadline Is Monday
Sens. Ollle Harris of Kings
Mountain and Marshall Rauch of
Gastonia have written Gov. Jim
Holshouser requesting a special
session of the Genr Assembly
to consider legislation for a new
death penalty law.
’Die U. S. Supreme Cfourt
struck down the Tar Heel law,
ruling it unconstitutional, while
upholding the death penalty laws
of Georgia, Florida and Texas.
In Gastonia Bill Ward, a
funeral home director, has
started a petition supporting
Sens. Harris and Rauch’s
request for a special session.
Ward, who said he was once
against capital punishment, has
changed his mind and now urges
new legislation that will be ruled
In an Interview with a
Gastonia newspaper, Harris said
he has lost four "good friends
brutally murdered here In
Gcuatcsi Cbimty. All four were
either Inside their homes or In
their place of business.”
A petition would require three-
fifths of the number of elected
General Assembly members to
call a special session. Gov.
Holshouser has the authority to
call a special session at his
Commenting to The Mirror-
Herald last week. Sen. Harris
said he vrould wait a coiqile of
days to see what the Governor
would do about the Supreme
Cfourt ruling, but added he fully
Intended to follow up urging a
special session if nothing was
Ward said he realized his
petition would not have any legal
standing, but felt the mere fact
there was a petition with
citizens’ names on It should show
the Governor that people In
Gaston County are concerned.
Both Harris and Rauch
strongly favor the death penalty
for convictions In crimes such as
first degree murder and rape.
Ihe North Carolina capital
punishment law was ruled un
constitutional because of the
mandatory death sentence
clause In certtdn crimes. The
Judges were not given any
guidelines to allow discretion in
sentencing. The Georgia,
Florida and Tercas laws do offer
the Judge In a capital case
guidelines to follow.
The deadline for new voter
registration for the August 17
primary election is Mon., July 19
at 5 p. m.
Citizens who are 18-years oi
age or will be 18 by Nov. 2, 1976,
general election day, are eligible
to register and vote in the August
Persons now register5d do not
have to re-register, but if-you
have had a change of address
since the last election you must
fill out a change of address form
by next Monday at 5 p. m.
Applications for absentee
voting will be issued from July 19
until August 11 at 6 p. m.
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To register Cleveland 'Joun-
tians may go to the Board of
Elections office, 211 E. Warren
St., Shelby, or by making an
appointment with registrars and
judges on the precinct level.
The registrar for the Bethware
precinct is Hazel McNeilly, 739-
4820. Judges are Aileen Herndon,
739-2209, and Herman Goforth,
West Kings Mountain registrar
is Mrs. Geraldine Myers, 739-
9188. Judges are M»s. Frankie
White, '39-8'f47, and Mrs
Keoecca Cook, 739-3950.
East Kings Mountain registrar
is Margaret White, 7^-4019.
Judges are Connie G. Putnam,
739-4511, and Grace A. Talbert,
Besides nominating Democrat
and Republican candidates to
campaign for state and national
office, Cleveland County voters
will also elect county board of
education commissioners.'
West Kings Mountain Precinct
Democrats plan an exerufi-■'
committee meeting at 7:30 p •
next -Tl, sday
Joyce (S^tiion-^of King.4 Moun
tain, chairman of the Cleveland
County Democrat Party, will
runs for public office he needs all the cam
paigners he can get. In this case Dr. Jack Hunt
of Lattimore has plenty — his wife. Ruby, and
Photo By ’Tom McIntyre
their five daughters. All were In Kings Mountain
Friday to help Dad campaign for the
Democratic nomination for the 10th
Congressional District seat In Washington.
Jack Hunt’s Campaign
Is A Family Affair
'Ihe Jack Hunts were In Kings
Mountain Friday.
’The Hunts are the wife and five
daughters of Dr. John (Jack)
Hunt of Lattimore. Hunt Is a
candidate for the Democrat
nomination In the 10th Con
gressional District race.
"Campaigning is a family
affair,” Hunt told the Mirror-
Herald this week.
Mrs. Ruby Hunt and
Daughters, Judy, Penny, Libby,
Cindy and Sally helped the
Cleveland County dentist during
his two campaigns for the North
Carolina House of Representa
tives. Hunt was elected twice to
serve In Raleigh, but resigned
recently a few months before his
second term was to expire In
order to devote fulltime to his
campaign for the August 17
Democrat primary.
"ft’s a little tough to get all
seven of us together a great deal
of the time,” Candidate Hunt
said. "But today we’re all here
and we’re meeting the people.”
Judy Hunt teaches courses In
real estate at Catawba Valley
’Technical Institute, Penny (Mrs.
Jim) CTom, Is a K-3 teacher,
Libby (Mrs. Paul) Sarazen Is a
first grade teacher, Cindy Is In
graduate work at UNC-Chapel
Hill and plans to become a
teacher and Sally Hunt, a Junior
at UNC-Chapel Hill, also plans
on a teaching career.
During this campaign Dr.
Hunt said he cmd his family have
visited almost every town and
city within the seven county 10th
district, "and before August 17
ive will hit all of them.”
If Hunt receives the Democrat
nod In the primary he will
campaign against the In
cumbent, Hep. James T.
In his travels through
Cleveland and to Gaston,
Catawba, Burke, Caldwell,
Watauga and Alexander coun-
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