THE THURSDAY EDITION
VOL. 88 NO. 2
KINGS .MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA 28088 THURSDAY, JANUARY 6,1977
To Create More Efficient Government
SchooVs In For City Officials
How do you create a more efficient city
One way Is to send city officials to school, or
better yet, bring the school to the city officials.
This Is the procedure being used In Kings
Mountain through the month of January tor a
Governmental Management Development Short
Course. The program uses text books and
educational television and Is sponsored by the
training section of the N. C. Department of
Natural and Economic Resources and co
sponsored by the N. C. League of Municipalities
and the N. C. Association of County Com
The first session was held Tuesday night at city
hall with the mayor, commissioners and all
department heads of city agencies attending.
Other sessions are scheduled Tues., Jan. 11, 18
and 26 from 6-45 - 7 p. m.
“The purpose of these four programs," ac
cording to Mayor John H. Moss, “is to help local
government administrators develop a working
knowledge of management principals.
“The programs are practical and will provide
information about systems to deal with
managerial problems,” he continued.
Last Tuesday’s premiere program dealt with
approaches to Individual management planning
Rosemary Knauer b Victim
Man Charged In
By TOM McIntyre
A 23-year-old South Carolina man
has been charged with the murder of
Rosemary Knauer at Kings
Mountain Inn on October 3, 1978.
Jimmie Eugene Green, of Gaff
ney, S. C., was charged in a warrant
signed by Kings Mountain Police
Oilef Earl Lloyd, Det Sgt. Richard
Reynolds and 3BI Agent Jim
Woodard. Green was arrested at
Northeast State Mental Hospital In
MacClenny, Fla. Tuesday and
returned Wednesday night to the
Clevelard County Jail.
Chle. Lloyd said a -ocona .narge
will likely be made against Green
for rape In the Knauer case.
Rosemary Knauer, 43, of Daytona
Beach, Fla. died about 10 p. m. on
the night of October 3, 1978 from
multiple stab wounds In her neck
and upper torso. Her body was
discovered the next morning when
someone called police about Mrs.
Knauer’s barking dogs. The body,
partially clad, was a few yards from
the Kings Mountain Inn behind some
bushes. The dogs were locked up In
the room the victim had rented only
a few days before her death.
Police theorized the victim was
attacked In the parking lot and
dragged into the bushes where she
was raped and died of massive
A preliminary hearing for Green,
according to Chief Lloyd, will
probably be held within the next two
weeks. A charge of murder Is
automatically declared first degree.
Mrs. Knauer was a guest at KM
Inn and operated a penny arcade at
the Cleveland County Fair. Green,
according to police, had been In Mrs.
Knauer’s employ at the fair for a few
days before her death. One of
numerous subsets In the case.
Green walked away from a mental
hospital In Columbia, S. C. in early
December 1976 and showed up again
In Baker County, Fla. at the NE
State Mental Hospital where he had
voluntarily committed himself.
"We had to move on the murder
charge and arrest before we had
planned to," Chief Lloyd ssild,
"because he could have walked out
of the Florida mental facility
anytime he wanted.’’
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Advisory Group To Meet
Kings Mountain District Schools
Advisory Committee on Occupa
tional Eklucatlon will meet Mon.,
Jan. 17, from 11:30 . m. until 1:30 p.
m. in the Board Riom.
Chairman John R. (Bob) Smith
said the first meeting of the group
for this school year will Include an
orientation course led by' Principals
Larry Allen, Fred Withers and
Forrest Wheeler and plans dis
cussed for a forum on Feb. 10.
Members of the Committee, In
addition to the three principals and
C3ialrman Smith, are Supt. Donald
D. Jones, Asst. Supt. BUI Bates, R.
Howard Bryant, director of Instruc
tion, and MUce Ross, Kyle Smith,
PhUllp Witherspoon, W. S. Fultrni,
in, Marvin Teer, Bill Gault, Came
ron Ware, Franklin Ware, Miss
Elizabeth Stewart, Mrs. Dianna
AUen, Mrs. Jim Dickey, Hugh
Lancaster, Mrs. Grace Adams,
Dean Spears, Glerald Valentine,
Adrian Beam and Tommy Bridges.
Paddles Are Lifesavers
The new GE portable deflbrallator
now In service at Kings Mountain
Hospital may save your life and
This fact Is substantiated by at
least one Kings Mountain heart
patient who required the life-saving
cardiac monitor portable
defibrillator when he was tran
sferred following a cardiac arrest
from Kings Mountain Hospital to a
The patient, whom Mrs. Carl
Childers, assistant Director of
Nursing, did not Identify, would not
have made It.
Mrs. Childers said the new
equipment, which cost 14901 and was
purchased via a $3400 grant from
Emergency Medical Services, Is one
operator-controlled via paddles of
aU critical char8;e-dl8charge func
tions and is easily moved from place
The monitor is an easy-to-vlew-
non-fade display for ECF
waveforms and Incorporates ECF
pickup through the paddles with an
amplified EOG auxiliary output for
an ECG recorder. Isolated to insure
patient safety. There is a built-in
"R” wave detection beeper with
adjustable volume control to aid In
monitoring heart beat status.
Because it Is Ughtwelght, the
equipment Is easily transferred
from patient room to emergency
room and can be used In an am
bulance transporting a heart patient
to the hospital.
Hospital Administrator Grady K.
Howard said the equipment Is
utilized with Code 99, the local
hospital's Cardiac Pulmonary
Resuscitation Team. When a patient
suffers a cardiac arrest, the Code 99
is immediately Implemented and the
equipment ready for a member of
the CPR team. In the event of a
heart "stand still” the equipment
can actually mean the difference
between life and death, enabling the
patient to begin breathing normally
Mr. Howard said the hospital has
other deflbrallators In use but that
this Is their first experience with a
portable, battery-powered model.
Photo By Lib Stewart
NEW MACHINE IN OPERATION -
Mrs. Carl Childers, assistant director of
nursing at Kings Mountain Hospital,
displays proudly the new portable
deflbrallator now In service at Kings
Mountain Hospital. The new equipment
may save your life and mine.
with suggestions on how to control time and work.
Ronald Lynch, assistant director of the Institute
of Government at Chapel Hill, was the Instructor.
’Ihe January 11 program, number two In the
series, will deal with effective delegation. TTie
program Includes a discussion of effective
delegation of authority and shows why, when,
what and how to delegate. Dr. Donald Hayman, an
assistant director of the Institute of Government,
will be the Instructor.
’Ihe January 18 program subject Is dealing with
conflict and the options for resolving In
terpersonal conflict; give In, fight, bargain,
assert, problem-solve-.analyze and confrontation.
Dr. Richard P. Calhoon, professor of business
administration at UNC-Chapel Hill Is the In
The final program, January 26, Is team
building and the Instructor Is Dr. Benson Rosen,
associate business administration professor at
In this program the city officials will look at
actions that a manager can take to obtain com
mitment to solve organizational problems and
build cohesion in that organization.
Upon completion of the course, the city officials
wlU receive a certificate from Cleveland County
You^re Cordially Invited.,
Mrs. C?arl Wiesener, James
Rogers and Bryant Grier are among
the few Kings Mountlans who
received formal Invitations this
week to the Inauguration of
President Jimmy Carter.
The Inauguration festivities take
place Thurs., Jan. 30 In Washington,
James Rogers said he had not
expected he would be placed on a
mailing list to receive an inaugural
invitation when he took the time to
write Carter a note criticising Henry
Kissinger's activities In South
"I'm going to have my Invitation
framed and hang It on the wall,”
Rogers said. "And I might even go to
Washington to see the swearing In
ceremony. I don't know yet. I would
like to go though."
Bryant Grier said he had already
placed his invitation in a frame, but
had no plans to attend the
Mrs. Wiesener. a Carter “fan"
from the time he began his bid for
the presidency, recalled that she
probably got on the Carter mailing
list after she wrote the Georgia
Governor following the publication
of one of his books. She followed the
campaign with Interest, and helped
him locally at the polling places to
An estimated 300,000 voters In the
United States received the hand
some 11x14 engraved Invitation In
brown Ink and bearing the President
and Vice President Seal.
Unpaid Taxes Are Delinquent
Tuesday marked the beginning of
the penalty period for the payment
of 1976 county and city taxes.
County Tax Collector Jim Hardin
estimated that approximately 60
percent of the county's 1976 taxes
have been paid.
Meantime, local tax listers began
the annual tax listing chore at City
Hall Monday. Law requires that all
property owners must list their
property for taxes during the month
of January, with penalties provided
for failures to list or for listing late.
Men between ages of 31 and 50
must list for county poll tax.
regardless of whether they own
Real estate is automatically
listed. However, transfers of real
estate should be called to the at
tention of listing officials Edwin
Moore. Mrs. Charles Ballard and
Mrs. Jack Hauser.
Persons must list automobiles,
other vehicles, diamond rings,
televisions, household goods and
personal property of value.
Taxllsters are on duty here week
days from 8:30 until 5 p. m.
Moore said that books will be set
up In Grover on Sat. Jan. 8 and 32
from 8:30 a. m. until 1 p. m. and In
Kings Mountain Sat., Jan. IS and 26
at the same time.
He also reminded citizens who are
disabled and over 65 years of age
they are entitled to a $5,000 value
exemption if their Income antiually
does not exceed $7,500. Moore has
forms for these persons to fill out
and file with him by Jan. 30 or with
the Shelby Tax office not later than
Feb. 15. Taxpayers wishing to list by
mall should call the Shelby Tax
Office for the proper forms.