THE TUESDAY EDITION
VOL. 88 NO. 47
TiniSDAY. JUNE 14,1877
At NCAE Luncheon
Jones Presented Oil Portrait
Photo Br Lib gtowmrt
MRS. AUSTIN HONORED - Bln. DutoU AnitlB lo
■hown recelvliiK tiio oovoted “Terry Sanford Award,”
given to the teacher tor Innovatlveaeee In the teaching
profession, by Bethware Principal and KBI Unit NCAE
President at the annnal Innoheon Wednesday. Bln.
Anotla Is elementary sehoola nsmle dlreotor.
An oil portrait of Dr. Donald D.
Jonee, superintendent of Kings
Blountaln District Schools for 10
yean, was presented In his honor by
Oie Kings Blountsdn Unit of the
NCAE to the schools Wednesday
during the annual luncheon at KM
Dr. Jones, who Is moving with his
family to Asheville, was also
presented an engraved silver bowl
And a silver loving cup.
A tribute to the Jones family was
made by both by Ranald Nanney,
local Unit president, and by Bill
Hager, president of Association of
In his address to a Isurge crowd of
teachers and "friends of education’’.
Dr. Jones said he could look back
over 10 years of progress In educa
tion In Kings Mountain and
Cleveland County and reflected on
the positive attitudes of Kings Moun-
JONES FABHLY HONOBED - Supt. and BIrs.
Donald D. Jcsies received an oil portrait from the Kings
Blountaln Unit of NCAE and ACT to be hung In B. N.
Ihoto By Lih Stewart
Barnes Auditorium at the annual hmcheoti Wednesday.
Also pictured are Bill Hager, left, president of ACT, and
Ronald Nanney, president of KM Unit of NCAE.
Music Program Set
"Son Company" will present a
program of personal testimonies
and music at Bethlehem Baptist
Church Sunday morning at the 11
o’clock worship hour.
Reg Alexander of Kings Mountain
la leader of the group.
He said, "At a time when people
everywhere art reaching for a
meaning to life, the members ot Son
Company have dedicated them
selves to sharing what they have
discovered, the fullness of a per
sonal relationship with God through
Combining their skills to minister
In a variety of areas, the seven
members of Son Compsmy seek to
stimulate both Youth and Adults to a
growing fellowship with Ood.
Register Now For
Arts, Crafts Fair
Plans are underway for a Ug Arts
and Crafts Fair to be held July 3-4 at
Kings Mountain Community Center
under sponsorship of the city
recreation department and loeal
AH exhibits will be set up llndoorsi
and the Interested craftsman should
flU out the accompanying entry form
and null to Rita Falls, Rt. 4, Box
108, Kings MounUln, N. C. 38086
before June 80th.
Doors of the Community Center
will be open on Sat., July 3, from 3 a.
m. iBitUlla. m. to setup the exhibits
and craftsmen should drive to the
back of the Center to unload, said
The show will be open to the
general public on Sat., July 3, from
11 a. m. until 6 p. m., on Sun., July 8
from 1 until 6 p. m. and on Monday,
July 4th, from 11 a. m. until 8 p. m.
For further Information, call Mias
Falls at 788-8808 or City Recreation
Department Director Roy Pearson
at the Cbmmunltv Center
Name of Craft
tain citizens who take a lot of pride
In the school system, thanking many
Individuals end groupe for their
contributions which have totally
revised the academic programs.
Dr. Jones presented the coveted
"Teacher of the Tear” award to
Mrs. Peggy McDowell, special
education teacher at Central School.
President Nanney presented the
coveted “Terry Sanford Award” to
Mrs. Darrell Austin for her in
novativeness In teaching.
ACT President Bill Hager
recognized a dozen "Friends of
Education’’ whom the schools
recognized for outstanding service
"beyond the call of duty.” ’They
were Mrs. Faye White, Rev. Robert
Allen, James E. Herndon, Jr.,
Wayne Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Dickey, Btrs. Paul Hendricks, Btrs.
Robert Champion, Mrs. Linda
Dover, Oeorge L. Hatch, L. E.
Hinnant and BUI Orissom.
Ssinford Young, District II Unlserv
Consultant, InstaUed new officers of
both ACT and NCAE school
orgsmlzatlons for the coming year.
BIrs. Ben T. Ooforth was Installed
as the new president of the Kings
Mountain NCAE Unit and BUke
Smith wUl head ACT for the coming
Assistant Supt. Bill Bates
recognized reUiing teachers, BIrs.
Virginia Wiggins, BIrs. J. L.
Raymer, and Mrs. Alma C. Llndeke.
Recognized as special guests were
Mrs. Joe Lee, Mrs. Oeoge
Thomasaon, and ’Tommy Bridges,
representing the board of education;
County Commissioners Jack
Palmer, Coleman Ooforth, L. E.
Hinnant, and County Blanager Joe
Hendrick, Orover oouncU members
Dean Westmoreland and Blartha
Byers and City Comm. BUI Orissom.
’The group stood In memorlam to the
late county commissioner B. E.
Town Meeting Set
For Next Saturday
Summer school registration at
Kings Moimtaln Senior High Is set
for ’Thurs., June 16 at 8:80 a. m.
Principal Forrest Wheeler said
this la the first summer school
sesalan held at the local high school
for seversLl years.
"Btany of our people have at
tended Shelby High’s summer
program In the past,” Wheeler said.
"We have the facilities and the staff
on hand this summer so our people
won’t have to make the long trip
dally to Shelby.”
’The summer program offers
math and English and classes will
meet from June 16 through July 39.
The cost Is 160 for one unit and $26
tor half a unit.
For further Information call the
senior high school office — 78941401.
An organisational meeting to
discuss the beginning at tennis
classes wUl be held Jime 16 at 10 a.
m. at Deal Street Pool Tennis courts.
’The tennis classes, to be Instructed
by Becky Summltt, wUl begin Jime
By TOM MCINTYRE
An ole’ tlmey town meeting is
scheduled for Kings Mountain Sat.,
June 18 at the depot center.
In conjunction with the day-long
event, city officials wUl dedicate the
newly renovated depot center as a
community faculty for the citizens
of Kings Blountsiln.
Ommlsslonar Norman King said
the town meeting will run from 9 a.
m. untU 4 p. m. and that many
events are planned.
“We wUl have workahc^s In which
citizens csui hear planners teU of the
city’s future,” King said, ’"niere
will be sessions In which citizen
Ideas wUl be heard and discussed
pertaining to the growth of the city.”
Also planned Is free band music
and beverages to go with picnic
lunches citizens sire being urged to
At 3 p. m. a kiddle party Is pUmned
at the cabooses beside the depot,
according to Rev. Kenneth Oeorge.
Entertainment and refreshments
wlU be served for the youngsters.
Rev. Oeorge said the depot center
meeting room also needs a pUno and
Is asking the pubUc for the donation
of one. “Anyone Interested In
donating a piano to the center may
caU the aging office (7S946U) with
the Information,” he oaid. "We wUl
pickup the piano and move It to the
HA Units Opened
The Kings Mountain Housing
Authority began turning key s over to
senior citizens Uat week to set up
residence In the authority’s new
housing uijlta on Railroad Ave.
’Tom Harper, executive director of
the authority, aald there are 86 units
In the new section and four In the
McOUl Court section that were
occupied by last weekend.
"We have been plsinnlng a grand
opening event for the new units,”
Haiper ssdd, “but that wUl have to
wait untU the street work Is com
pleted under the Cannier St.
’Die housing units tor the elderly
are all one-bedroom structures.
Harper said all units for the elderly
are equipped with bells that can be
setoff Inside and heard outrtde by
neighbors In case the occiq>ant
Units 117,128, 318,216 and 217 were
designed for handicapped residents.
Harper said theae units have no
steps to climb or thresholds to step
over. These and all of the units for
the elderly Include handrails In the
bathroom to aid the resident.
Last ’Thursday The BIlrror-Herald
visited a couple of the new residents
to ask their thoughts on the new
dwellings. Mrs. Lela WbltaUns, who
now resides In Unit 381, moved from
‘"This Is really something, Isn’lt
It?” BIrs. Whltstlne asked as she
directed her family In arranging the
BIrs. Florence Moss, who was
residing with her daughter, BIrs. C.
E. Strickland In Oastonla, looked
around at her bare living room In
Unit. 110 and aald, "All of my fur
niture Isn’t here yet, but I’m happy
to be home. I was raised In Kings
Mountain and It’s home.”
She was a Chesterfield Court
resident prior to moving to
Oastonla. She said she was looking
forward to renewing acquaintances
with BIrs. Whetstlne.
BIrs. Sybil McOaha, who resided
on Ark St. with her brother and
sister-ln-law for almost two years,
said she was well pleaded with her
new home — unit 121.
’The Murphy, N. C. native aald
"This will be the first time In two
ypars I’ll have been able to impack
Up and down the street other
teiumts were unloading fumlahlngs
out of cars and off the back of trucks
as they moved Into their new homes
provided by the Klngi Mountain
MOVING IN - Mrs. Lela WhllstiBe and her graod-
daugfaSer, Terri Veeey, were busy moving BIrs. Whlt-
sttnes fumlsIdBgs kilo Kings Mountain Housing
Photo By Tom MeBrtjrre
Authority Unit tSl last week. 8he was one ot M osninr
clttsens making the move to new quarters off BalirsM