Kltic; MOUnTtMM MIRROR
VOL. 89 NO. 26
KINOS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA 28086 TUESDAY, MARCH 28,1978
Betty Gamble Is Named
Home Ec Teacher Of Year
Photo By Tom Mclntyn
nONOlUID - Satly oImM* ■« Kinct Mountain Imm iMan
honored m North OktoUna Home Economic! Teacher of 1878. She haa
been a member of the faculty here for 86 yeara.
Cook Is Spelling Champ
Marvin Cbok, Klnga Mountain
Junior High School eighth grade
atudent, won the apelllng conteat for
KInga Mountain Dlatrlct Schoola.
He will repreaent KInga Mountain
at the Charlotte Obaerver 34th
Annual Regional felling Bee on
Aiail 31 In the Obaerver Auditorium.
the conteat waa held In the Ad-
mlnlatratlve Office Building with
Howard Bryant, Director of In-
atructlon, calling the 100 worda to be
Marvin la the aon of Mr. and Mra.
Okrt Cook and la In Mra. BeUy WeUa’
Other conteatanta were Eddie
Ray Blanton reia-eaentlng Central
School, follow-up winner; Lin
Putnam repreaentlng Bethware
School; Tony Wright repreaentiing
Eaat School; Randy Garner
rq>reaentlng Grover School; Can-
dice Hunter repreaentlng North
School; and Kevin Scott Ingram
rqpreaentlng Weat School. The atalf
aponaora from each achool aerved aa
Judgea for the conteat.
the regional winner will win a trip
to Waahlngton, D. C. June 6-9 to the
National Spelling bee.
By ELIZABETH STEWART
the work inay be aa almple aa
hanunlng a dreaa or aa complicated
aa monogrammlng clothing
Whatever the duty, according to
Betty Roberta Gamble, the purpoee
la to provide the aklUa and knowl
edge that will enable the atudenta to
gat additional training or go directly
Into a lob after graduation.
Mra. Gamble’! Indlvlduallaed
home economica program waa the
baala for her aelectlon laat week aa
North Carollna’a Home Economlca
Teacher of the Year.
! She la the flrat KInga Mountain
taacher and aeccnd Clevelander to
attain the coveted award by
American Home Economlca
Aaaoclatlon and Family Circle
Magaxlne. Aa the atate winner ahe
will vie for national awarda.
Gamble, home economlca
teacher at KMSHS for 36 yeara, haa
aeen far-reaching reaulta of her
Individualized Inatructlon, A recent
aurvey revealed that 80 percent of
local bualneaaea and Induatrlea
employ atudenta from her program,
thaae atatlatlca aubetantlatbig that
Ifin. QUBikle baa been a eon-
atnictlvo Influence tn many Uvea.
AU her senior students have been
placed tai local jobs or plan to at
tend technical achoola or colleges
The versatile teacher has
dBvel(g>ed In her four classes of
home economics and clothing
classea a variety of Innovative
materials for students. Individual
packets emphasizing goals and
student. Interaction In home
On any given day of the week a
visitor to the classroom can observe
students making drapes for a local
customer, stitching pretty frocks.
leeimlng how to monogram and
create beautiful clothing plus
learning good grooming among a
multitude of activities.
Mrs. Gamble affirms that
knowing the student, his family
background, general academic
development and current learning
needs are an Important part of the
Individualized program which she
Initiated at KMSHS five years ago.
School records, home visits, con
ferences with guidance staff and
other agencies are utilized. In ad
dition to commercial aids, she has
devised individual capsules, tapes,
slides, games, learning ptu;kages
and other media to enrich teaching
Former students praise Mrs.
Gamble for making outstanding
contributions to the total oc
cupational program, not only In
Kings Mountain and Cleveland
Cbunty, but North Carolina as well,
our community using the services of
her classes, particularly the oc
cupational sewing course, to great
advantage. Every day of the week
the students In her Clothing V class
Set April 15
can be found at a variety of sui-
Some of her students are already
working outside the classroom,
which the course encourages them
Betty's class combines the
Qothing Service program and home
economics — the clothing Service Is
currently In Its lOth year, part of a
three-school pilot program Initially
recommended by the State
(Please Turn To Page 4)
KMers Signing Up
A long list of Kings Mountlans
have already applied to enter the 20-
mlle Blke-A-Thon here Sat, Apr. It
to raise funds for St. Jude Childrcr.’c
Robert Dodge, Kings Mountain
Police Youth Officer and chairman
of the event, said this weeR • ‘T' ■ v
citizens have already begun slgin.- ^
up sponsors. We have one entry who
already has pledged to him up to $17
per mile completed In the blke-a-thon
and there are others closing In on
The event will begin at 9:30 a. m.
on Apr. 15 at Kings Mountain Senior
High. Dodge said two courses will be
available; one for entrants up to 10-
years of age and the other for 10-
years old and up. Applicants must
supply their own bikes for the event.
Application forms to enter the
event are now available at Wade
Ford, Griffin’s Drug Co.; Myers
—'city hall, and the Mirror-Herald
offlc<^ Forms are also available at
all c lools In the principal’s office.
"Local merchants and
businessmen have been most
generous to us In this worthwhile
project,” Dodge said. “They have
donated over 50 prizes for the riders,
including a grand prize of a 10-q>eed
The 10-speed bike Is being donated
by Clark Tire. Free lunch to the
blke-a-thon participants Is being
supplied by Kentucky Fried
C^hlcken, Pizza Hut and Hardee's.
Dodge said riders who plan to
partlclp>ate must solicit their own
Horse Show Set April 8
TIm Kings Mountain Saddle Club
wtU prasent lU first horse show of
the season on Sat, Apr. 8, with
performances at 1 and 8 p. m.
CSasses will be offered In English,
Weatem and Gamas with trophies
and ribbons In all classes and High
Poiifi Trophies to be awarded In all
Championship classes will be
judged In English Pleasure and
Western Pleasure during the
evening performance, which will be
enhanced by the addition of new
Ughta ringside. Joel Owensby of
Grier, S. C. will judge the Western
classes and English classes will be
judged by Floyd Kirby of Taylor
The club Is located off Waco Rd. In
The Saddle Club will hold four
horse shows this season, with High
Point Trophies baaed on points
accumulated during the entire
season to be awarded at the clone of
the final show. Sept. 8.
For Information and class lists
call Kings Mountain 788-3108.
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sponsors (IndlvlduBls, businesses, or
Industries) to pledge certain
amounts of money for each mile of
S.Mnsor forms may be turned in at
the police department or to event
officials on Apr. 15 at the senior high
All proceeds will go to St. Jude
Children’s Hospital In Memphis,
Tenn. for continued research into
cures for cancer. St. Jude’s Is the
only researdi center In the world
dedicated exclusively to conquering
childhood cancer uid other deadly
diseases of children.
Founded by entertainer Danny
ITiomas, St. Jude’s Is non-sectarian,
non-dlscrlmbiatory and provides
treatment free to patients admitted
after referral by a doctor.
Mark Brooks, a Boy Scout
representative. Is assisting Dodge In
the blke-a-thon planning. Other
cmnmlttee heads Include Ronnie
Hawkins and Ralph Grindstaff —
route and checkpoints; Betty Clark,
Jeny White and Tommy King —
recruitment and followup; Ken
tucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut and
Hardee’s — food and supplies; Jim
Downey and Gene irgnor — prizes,
Tom McIntyre and Jonas Bridges,
publicity and promotion.
In case of rain on Apr. 16, the blke-
a-thon will be rescheduled the
Brown, Davis Appointed
Hasel J. Brown and William F.
Davis of Kings Mountain have been
Rlok Hatehsr, Park Technician at
Kings MounUln National MlUtary
Park, will be guest speaker at
Tnneiley night’s Lions Club meeting
at 7 p. m. at Kings Mounteln Inn.
Mr. Hatcher will Illustrate his role
as a Civil War soldier and wlU
demonstrate with uniform, weapon
and other avU War regaUa while
praeentlng the program.
Uona aubbera are asked to call
BU BaUe for reservatlans.
anMlnted to the Cleveland County
Correctional Unit Advisory Oouncll.
The appointments were made by
Gov. Jim Hunt. The council will
work with the Superintendent of the
unit and advise him on matters
pertaining to the unit and Its
relationship with the community.
Brown Is employed by Kings
Mountain Redevelopment Com
mission and Davis la superintendent
of Kings Mountain District Schools.
Other countlans named to the
council are Cline W. Borders, Leslie
A. Farfour Jr. and Mrs. Eldae H.
Greens of Shelby; Thomas B. Herd
Jr. of Lawndale, Kenneth Ladford
of PolkvUle, James McKinney of
Mooresboro and Brooks Plsrcy Sr.
of Bolling Springs.
DANCE-A-THON GUESTS - Plxtursd are some of
the Muscular Dyetrophy patients and chapter members
from the Muscular Dypstrophy regional office who
were In attendenee at the Mar. 18 Dance-A-Thon held at
KInga Mountain Senlw High School. Front row, from
left, Mark Ledford, Robin Heffner, Miss North Carolina
Wheelchair; Dean Chpps, South Piedmont Poster
Child; Lyn Arrowood and Joshua Cross. Standing, from
left, Marjorie Capps, Bobby Heffner, Jeanette Glass,
and Mayor John Henry Moss, honorary chairman for
the event. KMSHS students danced rocked and walked
to raise $6,353.44. a record (or high schools In the state
partlrlpatlnt; In Dance-A-Thone for Muecular
Nelson Connor of Kings Mountain
was elected lOth Congreaalonal
District chairman of the Young
Democrata of North Carolina laat
weekend during the annual atate
Young Democrats convention In
Qsinor assumes hla nsw position
He Is presently serving as atate
vice president, the first Cleveland
County parson to hold a state Young
Democrata office alnce David
Royster waa stete treasurer In 1948.
Active In the Democratic party,
Connor has served aa chairman and
as sscretary-treaaurar of the Bath-
ware precinct. He haa also been a
delegate to the Democratic county
and district conventions.