THE THURSDAY EDITION
VOL. 88, KO. 6
THUMDAY, JANUARY 88.1911
llie Klnga Mountain Aging Pro
gram and Recreation Department
has planned a Senior Cltlxena Night
February ii, which will be caMMd
by attending a aany basketball
The senior cltliena (60 and 19) will
be admitted tree to see The Call-
ftvnla Cutlee t^e on the Kings
Mountain Mlallta at the community
center on February U.
To begin the Senior CStlzen Night a
fellowship hour will begin at 6:80 p.
m. tai the Mountaineer Room at the
community center. The apeelal
guests will be treated to hot dogs,
hamburgers, dessert, popcorn and
Rev. Kenneth George, coordinator
trf the aging program, said, “Our
senior cttliens will not want to miss
this special eveidng. The Swinging
Mountaineers, a band consisting
solely of senior citizens, will pnr-^
form during the half at the'
basketball game. The evening la free
to area citizens 60-yeara old and up."
Rev. George ssdd tranq>ortatlon
can be arranged for senlmr citizens
by calling 788-4611 Monday through
Friday from 8 a. m. until 4 p. m. The
evening Is planned not only for
senior citizens Inside the city, but
within the Kings Mountain
Ministerial Association coverage
dhy Gir Tagi^
Kbigs Mountain Uons Clubbers
are conducting the annual sale of
1977 city license pUtes and they are
available at $1 from any lions
Clubber or at City Hall.
Sale of the tags are used by the
Uons for benefit of community
projects. Including aid to the blind.
Lynn Mauney Talks About Tour
Russia: Statues, Frowns
And Rough Toilet Paper
By TOM MeINTYBE
Twelve hours out at New York City
is Sheremetyevo Airport outside of
Moscow. Moscow Is reputed to be the
fifth largest dty In the world, but the
airport is not much larger than the
one in Shelby.
This was the first Impression of
Russia Mrs. Chartes (Lynn) Mauney
gathered on her visit there last
September. One of 86 persons taking
the General Tours of New York tour,
Lynn dutifully took along her slide
camera and pencil to prepare a
program on the sights and sounds of
She presented that program last
Thursday at the Kings Mountain
Rotary Club. "I told Charles If he
would let me take the tour I would do
a program for the Rotary club. Well
he did and here I am.
“Why would an American want to
visit Russia? The Soviets are taking
pains to learn all about our world, so
why shouldn’t we try to learn
something of their world? This Is the
time of Detente and It is good to
reach out to other people, to learn as
much as possible about them,” Lynn
According to her Impressions the
Russian people are much like
Americans In many ways and In
other ways completely different.
“Of course they are our Idealoglcal
enemies,” Lynn said.
The two week tour gave the
travelers a week In London and a
week In Russia. This only allowed
for trips to Moscow and Leningrad
and Lynn said they were only able to
touch the surface. “You would have
to spend weeks In both cities to see
everything,” she said.
“All of the Intourlst hotels have
large department stores, which are
like our dollar stores,” Lynn said.
"The stores are well-staffed, but It
does take time to make a purchase.
First you select your Item by looking
over the stock at a counter. The
clerit writes you a receipt, which
you take to a cashier. You can pay in
any type of currency except
Russian. Then you go back to the
counter where you got the receipt
and wait in line to pick up your
purchase. I suppose this sirstem Is to
give them a complete record of what
was purchased and how much was
paid for It.”
An unusual custom an American
quickly discovers In Russia Is
checking your coat each time you go
Into a building for dinner or a show.
One night the tourists went to the
circus where about 6,000 people ware
seated. Again they had to check
their coats. "I thought maybe It was
for security," Lynn said, “but found
out the Russians consider It very
rude to wear coats In public places.
Can you Imagine having to check
your coat at the Chsu'lotte Coliseum?
The Russians were very efficient,
however, in returning your coat to
you and doing It quickly.”
Another problem Is tran
sportation. A tourist must order a
taxi well In advance. You can’t step
out In the street euid flag one down.
' The cabs In Russia are not merited,
so you wouldn’t know which vehicle
was a cab,” Lynn ssdd. ‘“rhe next
thing is to wait and hope the cab
you've ordered shows up."
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Public Hearing Is Set
On Stinnett Annexation
Next Monday night the city
commlsslcners will hold a public
hearing on the annexation of
property adjacent to Northwoods
Owned by William Stinnett of
Bessemer City, the pn^erty Is In
Gaston County and this, according to
Photo By Tom McIntyre
ROTARY SPEAKER - Mrs. CSiarles (Lynn) Mauney was guest
speaker at the Kings Mountain Rotary Club last Thursday. She talked
about her trip to Russia last Sqttember and showed slides made In
Moscow and Leningrad. Here she shows two fur caps she purchased on
Don’t Forget Meluny Clark To Vie
It’s almost too late to avoid the
last-minute rush, city and county tax
listing officials said this week.
Listing business has picked up
considerably during the past week
but Edwin Moore, county tax lister,
said many people have yet to list
their properties for 1976 taxes.
Deadline for bating la Monday,
Listers at City Hall, In addition to
Mr. Moore, are Mrs. CharUe Ballard
and Mrs. Jack Hauser.
“The most memorable night In
Grover’s current history will be held
Thurs., Jan. 80, at 7 p. m. In the
Grover School Library,” according
to Jim Thte, external vice president
of Kings Mountain Jayoesa.
Young men between the ages of 18
and 80 will gather to particulate In
the first of many leadership training
sessions. This will be the first
organisational meeting of the
Tate said, "If you are interested In
the opportunity to know many of the
best young civic leaders In the
community, the opportunity to help
direct the organisation, of becoming
a leader, to correct things you feel
are wrong with the ccnununlty
through Jaycee project. Make this a
memorable night for yourself and a
milestone In Grover’s history.
“We’U see you tonight, (January
80) at Grover’s School Ubrary,” Tate
said. "Why not make this a
memorable night for someone else
also? Bring a friend.”
For more hiformatton or a ride to
the meettng, contact Jim Tate at 789-
4480, or 867-8606, also, Kemp Mauney
at 789-8681 or 789-097a
For Miss Teen Title
Melany Ann Clsu-k is a contestant
In the Miss U. S. Teen Pageant and
the Kings Mountain Jayceea wlU pay
her entry fee.
Melany, 15, Is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. WUUam N. CSark Jr. of
Kings Mountain. She Is a nlntti grade
student at KM Junior High.
The pageant will be held In Ashe-
vUle In June and Melany will com
pete In the three divisions for a
crack at the title. The divisions are
set up according to the ages of the
Active In school, Melany has won
four achievement awards, works In
the office at the junior high as a
student aide and serves on the
She Is a member of Second Baptist
Church and a member of the
church’s Girls In Action group.
Van Birmingham, Southern Bell
Telephone employe, wm re-elected
president of Lake Montonla Club
Tuesday night at the annual meettng
AU other officers were also re
elected, Including Ken Kiser of
Bessemer City, vice preeldent, and
Mrs. Charles . Blanton of Kings
Bryant Grier of Kings Mountain was
elected to flU a one-year vacancy on
the board of directors replacing
John Kiser, who has moved out-of-
Officers gave annual reports at
the meeting and voted to keep dues
"at the same level’ ’ for the new year
Besides the Kings Mountain
Jayceea, Melany hopes to lineup
other sponsors to help finance her
trip and wardrobe for the pageant.
Mrs. Alvin (Cathy) Moretz, wlU
serve as Melany’a chaperone during
the pageant In Asheville.
Melany’s grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. W. N. aark Sr. of KUen-
boro, Mrs. Sadie Burton of Kings
Mountain and the late CSiarles
An Exercise In
You see a babysitting ad in the newspaper. You need extra money
and decide to take the job. The lady opens the door, welcomes you In
with a smUe and says, ‘I know you and Ivsui are going to have a won
derful afternoon. TU be back in (our hours.’
"Ivan tlto Terrible comes running Into the room, bites your leg smd
hides behind the couch ...”
Sound like the premise of a TV situation comedy?
Actually, It Is the premise written out by Ann Rudlslll, third grade
teacher at West School, and given to her students for an exercise In
“The restson for creative writing,” Ms. Rudlslll said, “Is so the
children esm learn to use their minds to think, not just memorize. In
later education the children will be asked to take a fsict and explain
why. Exercises In creative writing can help prepare them for such
"Ivan The Terrible” Is the character and the babysitting job Is the
vehicle and wluit 10 West School third graders did with these bare-
bones (acta is something else.
Read on and see what we mean.
Photo By Tom Mohityre
GOINO TO PAOEANT - Blis. Oatkgr Merets (Ml) wID ssrre as
ohaperone to MeMay Abb Clark, 18, of KIbh MooBlalB. who ti a ooa-
tostant hi the Mias U. 8. Teea Pageaatsot for AshovUle this inae. At loft
Is Hemp Maimey, preridoBt of the Klon Motmtaln Jayeooo, Miss dark’s
sponsor lor the eonleot.
Magistrate Charles Carpenter,
causes him concern.
In an article Tuesday Osrpenter
and Police Chief Earl Lloyd
discussed whether or not the local
police and a Cleveland County
Magistrate had juiisdlctlcn In that
portion of the city lying tai Gaston
County since ’district Oourt Judge
Halph Phillips has ioaeed a case out
of court because the parties Involved
were residents of GsMton County.
Carpenter said he Is concerned
about adding additional territory to
the city limits when that territory
lies In anotiier county. Under the law
a Cleveland County magistrate can
only write warrants on cases within
the county boundaries.
However, Chief Lloyd Is of the
opinion that the Kings Mountain
Police Department has jurisdiction
over all of the city even If a portion
of it does lie Inside GsMton County.
He said If the board annexes more
Gaston County area Into the city
limits, his department will assume
The public hearing will be held
during next Monday’s regular
monthly board meeting.
The requests are:
1. Mrs. George Mauney — rezone a
lot on Hwy. 74 west (next to hospital)
from RO to LI; 8. Tolly Shuford —
rezone lot adjacent to Mauney lot
from RO to LI; 8. Robert Parton —
rezone comer property, Llnwood A
Second St., from R6 to NB; 4. Brown
Ware, Mrs. Eleanor Ware, Don
Ware, Ms. Bobble Ware — resone
408 A 406 N. Canaler St. from R6 to
NB; 5. William S. Stinnett — resone
from Rao to Re profierty containing
10.04 SLcres adjacent to Northwoods
and Stinnett Acres; 6. John Ber
nhardt — rezone Kings Mountain
Shopping Plaza from NB to GB; 7,
D. A. Beam Co. rezone lot on 74
west of Goody-Goody Restaurant
from R80 to NB; 8. George T. Ruppe
— rezone Ruppe subdtvlslan, 6.68
acres, on Phifer Rd. from RIO to R6;
9. KM Savings A Loan Association —
resone property of W. D. Byers
Estate, northalde at Hwy. 74 west
(business portion) from R30 to OB.
Banks are robbed.
Mattresses are robbed.
But mattresses sire robbed much
m<H« often than banks. Ergo, It Is
safer to put money and valuables In
a bank rather than a mattresa
Pete Johnson, 7D9 Cleveland Ave.,
learned this ths hard way.
On January 13 he hid 11,000 In
cash, 8100 In quartern and a 17-jewel
watch worth 880 under his mattress.
Wednesday be reported to Kings
Mountain Police that he had been
Police are Investigating.