THE THURSDAY EDITION
IHimiOAT, iVLY T, U17
Under Grant At KM Hospital
Health Care Program Continues
Ktags Mountain Hospital la In the
second year of a diree year program
designed to provide greater access
to health care servlcea for dtlsens.
Hie program was Initiated In 18TB
by The Duke Endowment, The Kate
'B. Reynolds Health Oare Trust and
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.
Acting as a consortium, the three
groups provided $4.6 mllUon to
Implement the program.
Recently the group reported that
as of February 1, 1877 a total of SI
hospltaU In North Carolina have
received grants totaling tl.46
million to establish full-time
emergency room physician
Orady Howard, administrator of
Kings Mountain Hospital, said, “We
have retained two physicians with
the grant money. We retained one
physician under the first grant, then
with another grant, another
Howard said the first year the
grant the local hospital received
provided 820,000 per physician. Hie
second grant, the current program,
provides $10,000 per physician.
Kings Mountain hospital offers
emergency room phydclans cm duty
from 6 p. m. until 6 a. m. on a dally
basis. Only 12 of the 81 hospltaU
Involved In the program state-wide
now provide around-the-clock
emergency room coverage. Hie 880-
bed Cleveland Memorial Hospital In
Shelby la one of U.
The funded program Initially
ad(^ted several Innovative ap
proaches to meet the objecttves of
the program, Including monitoring
health needs. Identifying access
problems, especlaUy In rural and
underdeveloped areas, developing
practical approaches to respond to
Identified needs, recruiting suitable
sponsors to test proposed solutions,
assisting sponsors In financing
special projects and monitoring
projects to dsUrmlne their e^
One result reported by the con
sortium report Is that It appears
easier to recruit primary care
physicians even In medlcaUy un
derserved areas when hosplUl
emergency rooms are staffed during
nights and weekends by full-time
emergency room physldana.
Howard said, "HiU has been a
fine program tor our community. It
has bben weU-recelved here. We are
continue with or without a grant."
Howard said the hiring and
emergency physlcans "does not
preclude patients being treated by
their own doctors during the 6 p. m.
to 6 a. m. period. We have sOeo
developed a backup program with
area physicians In cases of
emergenctos when more patients
would be brought Into the emergency
room at one time than tiie on-staff
physicians could handle."
Okayed By P&Z
The city pUnnlng and sonlng
board Thursday night approved by
vote of 2-1 petition of Dr. Craig Jones
(or resonlng of lots across from the
hospital on West King Street from
Residential Office to Nelghboriiood
Dr. Jones told the board he wants
to construct a "Pantry" or con
venience store on his property which
fronts 878 feet on the south side of W.
Knia Bl. at of W. Xtig <uid
Hie motion to resone was made by
Don W. Blanton seconded by L. L.
Adams with Tom Tata abstaining
and Bob Maner, chairman, voting
against. Other members present,
Paul Owens and Mrs. Oeorge
Houser, did not vote.
Prior to the board’s action.
Chairman Maner showed the board
petition from 28 property owners In
the W. King area who oppoat the
resonlng because they feel It "of
fensive to the arba and would create
more congestion and traffic on W.
King." Signing the petition were J.
O. and Joyce Van Dyke, BUsabeth
Mauney, Mary and Joel E.
Cknilnger, Clyde Conner, N. F. and
Nancy McOUl, Viola and J. D.
Pjunmett, Wiley and QulUa Blanton,
Dottle and Bob SouthweU, W. L.
Mauney, Nan P. Ormand, Eari
donlna’er, Ronald and Sylvia
Maples, J^es and Martha Tarbro,
Margaret D, Hullender, Blanche
Tarbro, Verna Bolton, Ola M.
Sullivan and Z, W. Sullivan.
Dr. Jones told the board that he
felt the new business would be good
for Kings Mountain.
Tom Tkte said he abstained from
voting because Home Savings A
Loan AasocUtlon, of which he Is
executive officer, owns property
directly across the street, the for
mer Mauney property which the
board Uter unanimously reaoned
from Light todustry to Realdentlal
Office. Hiat property fronts 880 feat
on the North side of 74 or West King.
The board also unanimously voted
to resone from R-6 to Central
Business property owned by Mrs.
Haywood E. l^eh to be compatible
with adjacent sonlng. Chairman
Maner explained there was an error
In the new sonlng map.
Two requests for amending sonlng
By unanimous vote, with aU
(ineluding James Herndon and
Wllsoa arUfIn who were late
arrivals) tiMbeard denied request of
Jtan Rowell, of PO Box 818, Terrell,
to resone, from R-8 to N-B property
fronting 40 feet on the West side of
Aik St. and 118 Fulton Dr. Mr.
Rowell said on hlF application ha
wanted to construct a small grocery
store at the site. Both Paul Owens, a
member of the board.
White, KM Redevekqimsnt Oom-
mlaslon Director who are residents
of the area, oniosed the resonlng,
saying there was not enough
property for the proposed structure
and that residents of the community
Don Blanton made the motion,
with L. L. Adame seconding, thgt
Paul R. Sheffield's request tor
resonlng from R-8 to Oeneral
Business hla property fronting 442
feet on the north aide of Bast King
St. and U. S. 74 (Kings Mountain
Motor Court) be a^iproved so that
Sheffield could make Improvements
to existing property. Mr. Sheffield
reportedly wants to locate a UFO
research project on his properties.
exterior dimensions cannot bo
The vote was 4-8 against with Jim
Herndon, Tom Tate, Bob Manor and
Mrs. Oeorge Houser voting "no"
and Mr. Blanton, Mr. Adams and
Mr. Owens favoring.
Members absent wers Fred W.
Pkmk and Gary Sarvls.
50 More Units Released
Following Inspection of 80 more Seventeen units will be assigned
unite of pubUc housing Wednesday, the week of JUly 17 and It Is an-
PHA Executive Director Tom tlc^wted, said Harper, that the
Harper said the unite were released rainalning 88 utum will be —
to the Housing Authority with a wltMn the next 80 days,
number of minor Items yet to be
eomptated. jta— unite looated on the north
Harper aald the Houelng Authority end of Tfacy Straet wtU be open to
wlU assign units as the contractors the pubho thte Saturday m^nitig
complete these Items. tnm 8 until nwm.
Chief Lloyd Is Chmrman
Kings Mountain Hospital, Inc. has
been accredited by the Joint
Oommlsslon on Accreditation of
Hospitals according to Orady
Howard, local hospital ad-
TTils accreditation, aceording to
Howard, covers from June 20,1877 to
June 20, 1878, which la the highest
accreditation rating any hoqittal
'Hie two-year rating came as the
result of an on-slta survey made by
Sold representativea of too JCAH
aocredlUtlon program. The rating
Indicates the Kings Mountain
Hospital It operr'lng scoordlag to
standards bvI by .CAH. v
Kings Moiaitain Hospital la one of
4300 general hoqiltals to earn thla
recognition. There are ap
proximately 7,180 hospttala In the
"The Joint oommlaalan's surveys
are voluntary,” Howard said. “It Is
not legally necessary for a hospital
to be accredltated, but health care
tocllltles have sought accreditation
because It repreaenU a benchmark
of quaUty that Is higher than
governmental Ucenaeure alone."
PA VINO OONTINUBS — As part et ffie Ohi
Project, Watterson St baa been widened and Is I
■t Urban ■inewal
twbelag paved. Curbing
Gty Delaying 201
Delegation Is Happy Study Finalization
With Judicial Split
Sen. OUle Harris of Kings Moun
tain said that the local delegation
and members of the Judicial system
are "h^py with the separation In
the 2Tth Judicial DIstrlet."
One of the 11th hour bllla to pass
the Oeneral Assembly last week, the
three county district Is now split Into
two parts - S7-A la now Oaston
(Jaunty and ST-B la aeveland and
Senator Harris said the bill,
"mostly drawn by Carl Stewart,
"Houee Speaker from Oaatenla,
"seems to be quite saettatactory
with those conceriMd.” The bill
becomes effective on July 18, 1877.
Also part of the bill package Is the
elimination of the Public Defenders
office In Cleveland and Lincoln
counties. The defense of pereona who
cannot afford to pay an attorney tor
services will be handled by private
practice attorneys In the two
counties appointed by the oourt.
Public Defender Jim Funderburk
and his staff will continue to handle
Public Defender system In
Caeveland and Lincoln counties Is
also July IB.
Sbice 1878 toe three county district
has had a split In prosecutorial staff.
OsMton county has had Its own
District Attorney, Joe Brown, and
Cleveland-Uncoln counties have
shared the servlcee of District At
torney W. Hamp ChUds Jr.
For Oaston County Robert Kliby
of CherryvUle wlU serve as senior
resident Superior Court Judge.
Robert Oalnss will also serve a
Judgeship In the new 27-A Judicial
District. District Oourt Judges
Beilin caipenter, Donald Ramseur,
Ralph PhlUlpa and Bulwlnklo will
continue to serve Oaston County.
John R. Friday of Lineolnton will
Oourt Judge for Cleveland and
Lincoln counties. Max Harris of
dhelby will serve the 27-B district as
Dlatrlct Court Judge.
"Hie caeveland County Bar
Asnoelatlon favors toe oourt iqi-
pclnted private attorney over
Kings Mountain PoUoe Chief Bari
Lloyd has been elected (toalmian of
the Region C Criminal Justice
Also elected to offloe at the
niMtlng la Marlon last week was
Max Padgstt of Rutoorfordlon as
tor Don Jones, former Reghm C
AppUcations for the Job are
A committee of Region C and
1 attempt to hire a
mtby the Jidy 88 Rsgloa C
Harris said. "However, we have two
years to study the tituatlon to
determine which of tbs tsro detinse
legislation that passed last Friday
that the raw 87-B Judicial DIstrlet
will gain another assistant District
Attorney, another Dlstiict Court
Judge, another tnveetlgator tar the
DA’S staff, another raaglstmte (In
Oeveland County) and two more
deputy clerks of court.
"Hm new DIstrlet Qnirt Judge
wUl be iqipolnted by the governor,"
e oootly to the Senator Harris said, “I believe tl
Senator Harris aald It Is his under
standing from Chief DIstrlet Court
Judge Lewta Bulwlnkle that too
Is somotlmo In 1878. Which county
the now Judge will come from, I do
not know. Nor do I know where the
new magistrate (or Cleveland
County will be stationed.”
TTie englneeilng firm of Hennl^-
ton, Durham and Richardson bf
Charlotte have indicated that Kings
Mmaitaln is holding up flnallxatl^
of the federally ordered 201 eewer,
The regional 801 study tor thla
area Includes, with the exception of
CherryvUle, aU of Oaston County
and Kings Mountain and Orover In
Lee HaU, a representative of the
engineering Arm, said recently that
the basic layout tor presenting the
study to the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) has been
finalised except tor needed data
from Klnis Mountain and Orover.
HaU aald Orover was added to the
study about four months ago.
A1 Morets, Kings Mountain’s
engineer, said the city’s Input to the
study should be completed within a
memth. Part of the data needed has
already been suppUed.
Morets said the reason the city’s
data has been delayed Is hla ’ ’getting
used to the city’s system.” He has
only been with the dty (or one year.
Another reason (or the delay Is the
tact that Morets has had to wear
many hats as far as his duties to the
city since he wsm employed In 1878.
"We are looking over the entire
area with tote 201 study and we have
to be sure we nnake good recom
mendations In the beginning,"
TTie 201 study la supposed to cover
the next 20 years as far as waste
treatment Is concemsd. HaU aald
the end product la to provide
altemates tor buUdlng waste water
Hie 201 studies must be approved
by EPA before federal funding wUl
be considered. HaU aald he feels that
should the local 201 study receive the
needed data from Kbip Mountain
and Orover within the next two
moedhs that a prssesitatiosi to the
EPA could come In six to eight
Morets mid he iseis approval and
or funding for the local project la at
least five years away. "Out of the
entire Uhlted States, only csie 201
plan has bean approved,” he said.
Residents at the KOA Kam-
pground here Sunday wers en
tertained by 4B young people from
Mrs. Jans Clemmer, owner of the
campground off Hwy. 181, said the
Rio Hondo Prop School students,
fourth graders through senior high
aged, presented a light show, a
"This Is part of their e
TTie group arrived with m
units, a sound truck, a coal