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For Evidence Technician Van
Gets LEA A Funding
OBOONOBKEAKINO - mrnrrj miM*, left,
WstMM »iid 8. A. HUatoa wen anMBC oHr emp
who broke grooiWI laet week for m mmw pabHo «
iMlIdlnf and ptmfe eotliBated to eoet • half n
WMfht, left, and Jaa
vderway at the elte •
Apf^cations Taken For
Franklin L. Ware and 1C. L.
OampbeU wW again aerve aa eo*
chairmen of the Mayor’a Summer
^ Ooipa. ICt ‘Ware le Oav^d
County Bmploymont Security
Commlaalon manager and ICr.
Campbell la a veteran
The mayor’a office will begin
taking appllcatlona from ana young
people for eummer employment thla
Saturday. For two Saturdaya, ICay •
and ICay 16, young people agaa 16
and up an Invited to ^>ply for
eummer Joba at Clly HaU from 9 a.
m. until noon.
Laat year ne«riv iM young people
partielpatad In tiue pngram and
woriced in varknia city government
Other mair'.'ert of the Touth
Oorpa Kunmttue an Rav. J. C.
Qoan, David Lawlng, ICn. WUUe
Lifuable. Rdv. S. W. Avary, Roy
Oooaait, Mra. Eugene ICoCartar,
Andrew Brown, Jerry King and lira.
He’s Now Dr. Jones
lOnga Mountain Dlatilct Schoola Another Klnga Mountain man,
Superintendent Donald D. Jonea MaJorWUllamLaftln, Jr., aonoflfr.
received hie Doctor of Education and lire. Major William Loftln, Sr.,
Dagm hrom Duke umveralty In the received hie Maatar’a in Bualnaaa
ueth graduation exerclaea Sunday Admlnletratlon.
Dr. Juanita KTepa, U. S. aecretary
of commarcr, delivered the com-
Dr. Jonea, auperlntandent of the
Kbiga Mountain Schools the past 10
mencament address In which years. Is rerignlng this summer to
d%>lomaa were awarded to 2,(
accept a similar position at Ms alma
mater, AahevlUo City Schools.
Jim Tate Elected
KM Jaycee President
’ Jhn Tate was elected Preaidant of discussed the budget and projeeta
Kkigs Mountain Jaycees at the for the coming year,
recent Monday night meeting. Other Some proJeeU Jaycees pUn to put
officers are Dave DUllng, Internal on the project agenda are softball I
Vico Preffdent; Am Sotelo, Ex. tournament, Jaycee UtUo League
tamal Vice President; Steve Slpe, Baaebell team, car waffi, barbecue
Secretary; Ronnie Franks, sale, Kbige Mountain Jaycee dance,
IVeasurer; and Mike Brown, Corky Exhausted Rooster benquet, and
Fulton, Tom Orayson wnd Ron annual Christmas tree sale.
MUlsr, Dlrectoih. President Tats said, "We went to
make this the beat year the Klngsi
At the first meeting of the now Mountain Chapter of Jkyeees has
administration, the members ever had.”
Special Mother^s Day Gift
Variae Mask, staffer with the KM her famUy and Mra. Beatrice
Program for Aging, got a special Patterson received the flowers as
MoOior’s Day present Sunday, her the grandmother with the moot
Uth foster child. great-great grandchildren, a total of
Mrs. Mask, also a member of the 17. Dianne Davis presented Mrs. J.
dty recreation sUff, nuule the E. Maunsy with a decorated
remarks at a program hoporlng Mother’s Day cake as her "adopted
mottars In the KM Program for Crandma.”
Agtwg Friday at KM Community Mrs. Connla Putnam, a staffer
Mrs. CHnny Tolton, who wfll be I
wart young Oct. lOth, was honon
opened the program with a
MoOier’ei Day reading and Site
Manager Thelma Hicks assisted
Mrs. Mask with the presantetion of
flowers, gifts from Mrs. Mask and
Roy Pearson, city recreation
|bt. Eunice McKlnnay. Mrs. GiAce director.
Baldwin, mother of a doaenchlldran, Tables in the Community Center
got the roses for the moat chlldran In dkilng haU were feattva with rosea.
The Kings Mountain Police
Department has received another
Law Enforcement Assistance
Agency grant, thla one for tlM17 for
an evidence technician program.
Commissioners voted Monday
M^t to accept the LliAA grant offer
■■d authorised the police depart-
■ont to advertise for bids on a van to
ha used In the program.
Police Ctdaf Earl Uoyd said,
■Thla Is a one-time grant offer. The
aonsy will purchase a van and
equip It for use by the evidence
technician to gather data vital to
eilmlnal investigation at the crime
The Federal portion of the grant la
|U,686. The state and city shares
equal 6769 each.
Chief Lloyd said the bi<to on the
van will be opened on May 90. He
said after the van la purchased that
he and Detective Sgt. Richard
Reynolds will drive the veMcla to
Moorestown, N. J. where the van
will be equipped. During the week’s
stay there both Uoyd and Reynolds
wUl attend classes at SIrchle
Fingerprint Labs to loam to use the
The school is accredited through
the University of New Jersey.
Chief Lloyd said, “Tbs reason I
am taking the course with Sgt.
Reynolds is to be able to cross-train
other officers in our department In
the use of the evidence gathering
The City of Shelby and the
Cleveland County Sheriff’s
Department have submitted
technician equipment Chief Uoyd
said Shelby stands a good chance of
getting grant approval. He estid,
however, If for some reason either
Shelby nor the Sheriff’s department
departments upon request and after
officers from Me respective
departments have been trained to
use the equipment.
The conunleslaners also awarded
a purchase contract to Jerry Nation
Chevrolet of lOngs Mountain for a
van to be equipped suid used by the
KM Police Crime Prevention
Nation’s bid was lowest of three at
16.776 and Immediate deUvary.
Chief Lloyd said the IXAA grant
received tor the crime prevention
bureau van U short of the Nation
price, but last Friday the depart
ment received a sub-grant ad
justment of 61,976 from LE AA to add
to the 66.600 on hanfi CMef Uoyd
said the city’s share totals 694.
Gty Annexes Property,
Building Lots Planned
Bobby Soogglna has made a
request of the city bOerd of com
missioners and If he doesn’t get
action thla time he said he plans to
Scoggins owns a rental home on
Monte Vista Dr. near the b^ gate
to S\q>erior Stone Dr. For eome
years now large trucks hauling dirt
have used the gate and the homes In
the area show the wear and tear
from the debris.
Scoggins appeared before the
board Monday night to ask again for
action to be taken to atop the tniriu
from using the back gate to Superior
Stone end also to look at the
damages to his home and decldo
what the dty owes him In return.
"I want an ordlnanee adopted that
will proMblt the use of that street
and the Superior Stone back gate by
dirt hauling trucks,” Scoggins said.
"That la a residential street and not
a main highway.”
Scoggins told the board there Is
danger of children being hurt by the
traffic and tiiat the homes In the
area are being damaged needlessly
by flying dirt. He also said the street
has been destroyed by the heavy
Scoggins said ha asked for the
situation to be atof^ed years ago and
even went so tar aa to draw a
petition and get signatures to have
the traffic stopped. He seld he talked
with the mayor and an official at
Superior Stone and both promised to
get sometMng done about the
"At this point I can’t say tor sure
whether Mayor Moss asked me to
drop the petition," Scoggins said,
"but someone from the city did and
promised to stop the hauling
operation. Tlie traffic stopped tor a
short while only."
Soogglns said ha feels the city
owes him a paint Job on hto rental
property on Monte Vista Dr. and
ariced that a committee of city aS-
ficlals Investigate to make sure
some action Is taken.
Mayor John Moss asked CMy
Attorney Oaorge Thomasson and
PoUce Chief Earl Uoyd to look lala
the matter and rap^ badi wllli
Permits On Sale
John H. Moss Lake are now on sale
at the lake from S a. Bk
until 6 p. m.
’Ihe swimming area will bo open ta
the public May 9 through Sept. I
with lifeguards on duty from S a. aa.
until 6 p. m. dally.
’Ihe city was Increased by 79.7
acres Monday night when com
missioners voted to annex property
owned by James E. Herndon Jr. and
11.: ’«creago Is loaated north of the
city off Weeo Rd. and will be stdd as
residential building lots, according
to William Herndon.
The vote was taken following a
public hearing on the Herndon an
nexation request. No one spoke
either in favor or against the
Commieeloners also voted to
accept a strto "about 100 feet across
the Davidson Park property on the
north side of Potts Creek” as a
dedicated city street. This request
was also made by the Herndons.
Herndon said at present the
acreage proposed tor aniexs*ton Is
adjacent to city water and sewer
and power lines.
In other action Monday night, the
commissioners voted to amend the
1976-77 budget to include a 690,809
Federal grant. The grantls called an
anti-recession aide grant and is used
to "employ persons needed to assure
continuing ongoing city services.’’
— Approved adding a request
from Robert and Doris Whitesides
for curb and guttering on the east
side of Boyce St. from Boyce to
Droves St The WMteoldee are the
only residents on the street.
In connection with this request
Mayor John Moss asked com-
mlss]...era to study Jn sntire Hat ot
approved street improvement
projects and to come back at the
next meeting with a priority list.
- Forwarded a request from
Franklin Brackett to the lonlng and
idanning board for resbnlng a lot on
N. Piedmont Ave. from R.8 to OB
for the establishment of a used car
— Tabled consideration of ap
pointments to the Kings Mountain
Crime Prevention Counsel.
Public Fund Started
For KM Heart Patient Attacked By
Lest November Brian Blckley
suffered a heart attack and was
confined to Kings Mountain
Hospital. Tests conducted there
showed Blckley suffers from a
Slnoe November 1976 Blckley has
been out of the hoqpltal a total of five
weeks. The majority of his hospital
stay has been In Charlotte
Memorial, where he Is a patient In
the critical care unit.
HU major medical taisurance,
696,000 U exhausted end still the
medical blUs continue to pile up. A
rough estimate of what U owed. Just
tor the hospital room and medicine,
at thU point U 696,000. Blckloy’a
room cosU 6906 dally. The surgeon,
cardiologist and specialist’s biUe
have not bean computed as yet.
What would you do In such a
skuattonT RaalUtoig, of course, you
could liquidate every asset you have
and still not touch the mountainous
repeal to flto puhlle to 16 orflsr I
has established the Brian Blckley
Fund at First Union National Bank
for that purpose. All donations tq the
fund wlU be tax deductibU.
"Ktaigs Mountain people have
always been noted to help their
neighbors", Mrs. Nelsler said. "This
U another ease where help Is
Blckley U English, not an
Anwrican cltlaen, but a permanent
resident of the United States and
subject to aU of the state and federal
tax deductions from hla paycheck.
Althouih he served for three years
In the British Army, Blckley Is a
member of the Kings Mountain
Anwrican Legion Poet Most Im
portantly, according to BlcUey’s
friends and neighbors, he and his
family are Kings Mountain cltiseiu
and have been for the past 11 years.
Btcklay Is employed at Duplex
International, a division of Reeves
Brothers, hare In Kings Mountain.
Mrs. Paulino Blckley describes her
family as “middle clase with all the
problems the middle class have
today In America. ’The only dlf-
fsrenco Is we can’t vote."
Mrs. Blckley spends most of each
day sitting with her husband In his
hospital room, than comas home to
be mother to her three sons - Lae,
16, Guy 19, and Brian C9uurles 8.
"We don’t mind starting over
again,” Mrs. Bickley said. "We’ve
done It before. But the problem la
even If we sell our homo and rake
together every cent we can on what
wo own. It would only taka the top of
the debt away. ”
This la why Mrs. Nelsler tots
started the special account at
FUNBank, to be adnUnletered by
Polly Phifer. "This la something,
fllends of the Blckleya want to do.
I’m sure other Klnp Mountlans wlU
want to help their fellow cltisens
I of us, 4 could happen
James (PtunpUn) Rlppy Jr., 16-
montlw-old. was bitten on the right
side of his face and right eye by a
dog Sunday on the front porch of hla
home on Foote Mineral Road near
The child underwent surgery
Sunday night. His face required 10
stitches to close the wounds, ac
cording to his mother said ap
pointment was made with a doctor to
Mrs. Rlppy described the dog aa a
large black female part Irish Setter.
She seld the baby had hla bottle and
was In the living room of their home
saw the child, she seld, the baby was
bleeding about the face, ecreamlng
and the dog was In the yard
to locate the dog and keep It In
custody the raqulred 10 days before
deteimlng ehat to do with Om
animal, said KInp Mountain PoUce
To Hold Meeting
Beta Epallon Ctaptar of DolU
Kappa Oamma, International
society for taachere, will hold a
haichoon meeting Sat., May 14, at
noon at Resurrection Lutheran
be made with 1