Her Dream Could Come True
Tlie Kings Mountain Blcen-
tennlsil Choir will meet fOr
rehearsal Sunday afternoon,
July 18,3 p. m.. In the fellowship
and activities building of First
Baptist Church, Kings Mountain.
Each choir member Is urged to
attend this rehearsal.
The choir will be singing
Monday evening, July 19, at the
B. N. Barnes Auditorium In a
program sponsored Jointly by
the Gaston and Kings Mountain
Baptist Associations. A drama
group from Atlanta Is on the
prog^ram, also an address by Dr.
Thomas Corts, President of
Mr. and Mrs. Joe G. Hicks,
former residents, were honored
at a family get-to-gether Sunday
at their home In Asheville.
Eleven of their 13 children, 29
of their 39 grandchildren and 10
great grandchildren attended
the family reunion.
Rev. and Mrs. John Hicks, also
former residents of Asheville,
were hosts. Rev. Mr. Hicks Is
Missionary lor Buncombe
The 60 family members
represented the two Carolines,
California, Michigan, Wisconsin,
Attending from this area were
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. (Bud)
Stewart, their daughter. Miss
Debbie Stewart, and their
grandchildren, Oaesie and Kelly
Stewart; and Mr. and Mrs. W. O.
Pressley of Grover.
IT’S A GIRL
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carroll
of Charlotte announce the
arrival of their first child, a
daughter, Wendy Leigh, June 28,
Charlotte Presbyterian Hospital.
Wendy’s grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. Curtis Carroll of Kings
Mountain and Mr. and Mrs.
George Goode of Charlotte.
Wendy represents the fifth
generation in her father’s
BAKE SALE SATURDAY
Grace United Methodist
Church will spcsisor a bake sale
Saturday beg^nlng at 10 a. m. In
the church fellowship hall for
benefit of the church bus fund.
Homemade cakes, pies and
cookies will be on sale.
'Miss Brenda Stone, bride
elect of Otis C. Falla, 111, was
honored July Ist, at a Lingerie
shower, hosted by Mrs. Michael
McDaniel and Mrs. Barry
The party was held at the Oak
Grove Baptist Fellowship Hall.
’Ihe bride-to-be received a
corsage of yellow and" white
daisies from the hostesses which
was pinned to her dress of blue
and white polka dots.
The refreshment table was
overlaid with white linen and
held a arrangement of wild
flowers In a cut glass container.
Individual cake squares, cheese
straws, nuts and punch was
served to approximately twenty
five guest who called between 7
p. m. and 9 p. m.
Amerlcan Legion Post 156 has
booked the pc^ular "Maurice
Williams and the Zodiacs’’, for a
dance on Saturday night, July 31.
Advance sale tickets are $10 a
couple. At the door the tickets
will sell for $10.
According to Commander Rick
Moore, the seven-piece band
jilays a variety of music and has
played In a number of supper
clubs all over the country.
By ELIZABETH STEWART
Vivian Stewart (Mrs. Arthur)
BUtcllffe never dreamed she’d
like to write poetry or that a book
of her verse might be published.
The Kings Mountain housewife
has just completed a collection of
more than 160 poems, which are
being considered for publication
In a book, "Unlock The
Beautiful” by a New York
After undergoing major
surgery In late 1972, Mrs. BUt-
cliffe said that one early March
morning the following year she
wrote the Inspirational, "Make
Life Beautiful” and from that
beginning came hundreds of
others written in ballad style cn
an optimistic note. Including
poems on religion, nature,
people, birds, flowers, and even
one about her husband, a
mailman, ctdled, "Picking Up
The Pieces’’ which was
reprinted In the North Carolina
Letter Carrier In March 1976.
Arthur BUtcllffe has captured
the attention of many of his
wife’s poems. Mr. BUtcllffe has
retired from the postal service
after many years as a Kings
Mountain mall carrier, now
enjoys gardening and yard work
at their North Goforth St. home
and Is one of his wife’s most avid
fans. In addition to their two sons
Reading one of Vivian’s poems
uplifts her famUy If they are
depressed and the whole famUy
has encouraged Mrs. BUtcllffe to
write, which she does, everyday.
Arnold BUtcllffe and his wife,
Wanda, and their 12-year-old
son, Loris, Uve In Columbia,
Tenn. and Wanda, a secretary
for a writer, does aU Vivian’s
typing for her manuscripts.
Arthur BlltcUffe, Jr. lives at
home with his parents.
Vivian BUtcllffe declares that
she can look at anything
beautiful and see poetry In It.
God Is author of aU that’s
beautiful, says Vivian, and "I
dedicate my life to God at the
beginning of each day and He
gives me the Inspiration for my
Mrs. BUtcllffe has discovered
that early morning is the best
time for writing, although she
jots down her thoughts as
quickly aes they come to her, at
times In the middle of the night.
A native of the Dixon Com
munity, one of four daughters of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Stewart, Vivian was an avid
reader Ic school and liked to
write compositions and her own
debates. Before her marriage
she worked in the sewing room at
Margrace MUl, was Introduced
to her husband by a visiting
cousin. Arthur BUtcllffe , native
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Thursday, July 15,1976
‘Remember’ Returns To
Barnes This Saturday
stirring tribute to the' American
flag and the men who served
under Old Glory, returns to B. N.
Barnes Auditorium Saturday
night at 8 p. m. for a spe dal show
before a state wide meeting of
the American Legion Auxiliary.
Kings Mountain area citizens
who did not see the 20-scene show
with a cast of 35 musicians,
dancers and entertainers at the
Initial performances In May, are
Invited to attend. TTckets may be
purchased at the door at $5 for
adults. Student tickets and ad
vance sale tickets are $3.
"Remember” comes from the
title of a narrative written by
East Tennessee Congressman
James QuiUen, recorded by M-
Sgt. Johnny Short, retired, of
Casar. Short wUl be featured in
the title song.
Jackie Allison of the country
duo of Keith and Jackie will por
tray Mrs. Preston Goforth In the
1780 scene where she goes to the
battlefield of Kings Mountain to
bring back the body of her
husband. The Revolutionary
War Hero Is portrayed by Roy
Starnes. Mrs. AUlson wlU sing
"One Day At A ’Time" In the
moving scene depleting Nancy
Goforth’s search for her slain
A number of visiting American
Legion and American Legion
Auxiliary dignitaries will be
recognized. Mayor John Moss
will give the welcome and will
recognize visiting officials.
The Saturday night program
will highlight a full weekend of
activities to be hosted by Kings
Mountain Unit 165 of which Mrs.
Orangrel Jolly Is president.
THE POET — Mrs. BUtcllffe words are the language of
composes her poetry from ideas romance — a love for life and all
she gets from natural wonders living things,
such as trees and flowers. Her
Members of the Executive Board
will begin arriving at noon at
Royal Villa, lunch will be served
by the hostess unit from 12:30
until 1:30 p. m. at the American
Legion Building and workshops
will be held until 3 p. m. when
State President Elizabeth
Stewart of Kings Mountain will
call the meeting to order at 3 p.
m. TTie Sunday program will
include a memorial and com
munion service at 9:16 a. m. at
Royal Villa to be attended by
both the American Legion emd
Auxiliary and a buffet
Homecoming luncheon to be
served by Post 166 from 11:30 a.
m. until 1:30 p. m. at the
American Legion Building
honoring the city’s first state
president of the 11,000-member
women’s patriotic organization.
State Legion Commander J. B.
TTexler of Sadlsbury, leader of
the state’s nearly 60,000
Legionnaires, will take part In
The two-hour musical sadute
Saturday night features top
talent from the two CJarollnas In
country gospel and blue grass
music fields. Plantation scenes,
battle scenes, square dancing,
"Remember Pearl Harbor,’’
scenes from America’s
asslnation period, with Jonas
Bridges as narrator, are among
Photos By Butch Vess
KEITH AND JACKIE ALLISON - Popular
country music singers, Jackie and Keith
Allison, are pictured above in one of the scenes
of "Remember 1776-1976” to be presented
Saturday night at 8 p. m. In B. N. Barnes
FRONTIERSMEN - Ken Daniels, left, Roy
Starnes and Brian Allison, right, portray the
frontiersmen In one of the scenes from
"Remember — 1776-1976’’ to be presented
Saturday night at 8 p. m. in B. N. Barnes
EARLY SETTLERS — Carl and Angela Brooks
and their daughter, Alicia, portray the early
settlers in one of the scenes of "Remember 1776-
1976" to be presented Saturday night at 8 p. m.
in R. N. Barnes Auditorium,