KIMG9 MOUtlTWIi MIRROR
VOL. 8B NO. 80
JONGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA 28086 TUESDAY, MAY 16,1978
Prlnclplal W. Forrest Wheeler has
announced that the summer school
program at Kings Mountain Senior
High will be expanded this year.
Courses to be offered either for
make-up or enrichment purposes
are General Math, Algebra 1, Ovlcs,
World History and Biology. English
can be taken only as a make-up
course and will be taught on B, 10,11,
and 12th grade levels. Those
English courses offered will be
Introduction to Language Arts,
American Literature and any of the
Ehigllsh courses normally offered
during the regular school year. Mr.
Wheeler emphasized that the
courses listed above will be taught
ally If enough students register for
Summer School will begin on June
IB and will continue through July 28
with holidays from school on July
3rd and 4th. Classes will be In
session from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each
day. The cost of tuition will be $60.00
for two semesters of credit and $80
for one semester of credit.
Any Incoming sophomore who
wishes to register for summer
school should contact Mrs. Brown at
the Junior high (7SB-88B6) or Mrs.
McWhlrter at the high school (TSB-
4318). Any senior high student who
wishes to enroll should contact Mrs.
McWhlrter at the high school.
Cleveland County ABC officers
confiscated a large quantity of beer
and liquor In two raids of Kings
Mountain residences Saturday
Charged with possession for
purpose of sale and sale of In
toxicating liquors were Buford
Lovelace, of 801 Third St., and
James W. Stamey, Jr., who wu
charged at the residence of Oisu'les
Ford at 818 Fourth St. Both men
posted bonds and tried date In Cleve
land County District Court Is June
Confiscated at the Lovelace resi
dence were 172 cans of beer, 16 half
pints of whiskey, and one half-gallon
Confiscated at the Ford residence
were 139 cans of beer, 16 half pints of
liquor and three-fifths liquor.
Area ABC officers assisting In the
raid were Danny Wright and Rsdph
McKinney, both of Cleveland
County, ABC officers Frank Hicks
and Ned Whltener and Kings
Mountain police officers, Sgt. Bob
Hayes and Ptl. Richard Byers.
Cleveland County ABC oftlcersi
also confiscated Urge quanuties of
beer and liquor In rsdds at two
residences In the Shelby area,
Union Vote Planned
Friday At K Mills
EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYE OF YEAR -
Cooperative Office Occupations, Distributive
Education and Industrial Cooperative Training
Programs at Kings Mountain Senior High sponsored the
annual employer-employe luncheon Wednesday at
Kings Mountain Inn. From left, Sheila Sisk, advisor;
AdeUlde AlUson, advisor; Harold Brown, ICT Student
of Year; Mrs. EUnbeth Bayfield, Enqiloyer of the
Year; and Myers Hambrlght, advisor.
About 100 employes of K Mills,
Inc. are eligible to vote In a union
election scheduled for Fri., May 19.
The employes will vote on whether
they want representation by Locsd 3-
802 of the Oil, Chemlcsil and Atomic
I t* ‘
To Feast Thursday
Breakfast will be served at El
Bethel United Methodist Church on
aat.. May 20th. from 6:30 a. m. until
10 a. m. for benefit of the church
The menu will Include sausage or
bacon, eggs, grits, homemade
biscuits. Jelly, coffee and Juice.
PUtes are $1.50.
A bake sale will be also conducted
and homemade goodies will be
available, said a spokesman.
Cleveland County Democrats For
Ingram will sponsor a dutch break
fast honoring Candidate John
Ingram at 7 a. m. Thursday at
Cleveland Station at the Whistle
Stop, 201 W. Marlon St. In Shelby.
Mr. Ingram will be guest speaker
at the rally, according to an
nouncement by Clyde Nolan of
The former Commissioner of
Insurance faces Luther Hodges, Jr.
in a run-off election on May 30th.
They seat the U. S. Senate seek now
held by Republican Jesse Helms.
Hodges was front-runner In the May
To Receive Awards
MRS. WANZA Y. DAVIS
Bethlehem Volunteer Fire
Department will serve barbecued
chicken Saturday from 6 until 8 p. m.
at the Squad Headquarters In the
Plates are $3 each. Take-out or
ders are welcomed but dining room
service Is available.
Proceeds will be used to purchase
Four Kings Mountain Industries
will receive awards among a large
number of businesses and industries
to be cited at the annual Cleveland
County Safety Awards Dinner on
Wed., May 24, at 7 p.m. at Shelby
High School Cafeteria.
They are Har-Ray Mills of Grover,
Burlington Industries Phenlx Plant,
Martln-Marlette Aggregates and
Mauney Hosiery Mill, Inc., all of
John C. Brooks, North Carolina
Commissioner of Labor, will make
the awards presentations and Dr.
Robert S. Jones, second vice-
president of the Shelby Chamber of
Commerce, will preside at the
The Safety Committee of the
Greater Shelby Chamber of Com
merce and the North Carolina
Department of Labor are co
sponsoring the 18th annual dinner.
TlckeU are $6 each and reser
vations may be made by calling the
Shelby Chamber of Commerce, 487-
K Mills employes manufacture
upholstery materials for furniture.
The union election was ordered by
the National Labor Relations Board
following the submission of petitions
with sufficient signatures of K Mills
Kings Mountain Little Theatre la
recipient of a grant from the North
Carolina Arts Council for Its
Grassroots Arts Program for $1186.
The grant, which was announced
by Mrs. Aubrey Mauney, President,
wdll be used for a puppet theatre and
presentation of a children's play.
The grant application was sub
mitted In March by a Little Theatre
committee Including Mrs. Ray
Holmes, Jim Champion sind Mrs.
Joe Ann McDaniel, covering
projected programs of the Little
Theatre for the coming year.
Mrs. Mauney said the grant ap>-
pllcatlon covers the period July 1-
June so. 1979.
Mrs. Mauney said the grant an
nouncement will be made at
Thursday night’s regulsu* meeting of
the KMLT at 8 p.m. at Park Grace
Auditorium at which time new of
ficers and directors will be elected
and plans will be made for next
season plays. The Interested
community Is Invited to attend the
Mrs. Wanza Y. Davis, finance
officer and office manager of Kings
Mountain Schools, was elected
President-Elect of the National
Association of Educational
Secretaries by 8-1 vote over another
candidate In recent mall balloting.
She la the first woman from the
Southeaster! States to serve In the
high office. The association num
bers over 7,000 educational
Mrs. Davis, wife of Isaiah Davis,
wlU be InsUUed as the national
president for 1B79-80 at next year’s
convention In Denver, Colorado.
She defeated Mrs. Virginia Fulton
of Denver, Colorado, Mrs. Davis
polling the highest number of votes
by any candidate In the association
Mrs. Wlldred Bennett, of
Beaumont, Texas, will serve as
national president for 1B7S-TB.
The former Wansa Yalton. Mrs.
Davis Joined ths KM Schools sy^m
in 1962 as secretary to Supt. B.N.
Barnes, subsequently working with
Dr. Don Jones and William Davis.
Said Supt. Davis, "The Kings
Mountain Schools are quite proud at
Mrs. Davis, a dedicated lady who
represents us, the community and
state well In this national office
where she has labored for many
years In a variety of activities."
Mrs. Davis became a member of
the NAES In 1B67 and was voted a
life member In 1966. She has at
tended 27 national conferences, 11
Institutes and appeared on many
programs. Including service as a
panelist on television programs at
national conventions In Atlantic
aty, N.J. and Atlanta, Oa.
The list of offices she has served
locally, state and nationally are
Improsaiva, Including a 17 year term
on ths local level as NAES mem
bership chairman and president of
the KM Administrative Educational
Office Personnel Assocatlon In 1974-
76. She was president of the state
association In 1968-69.
The Davises are parents of a
daughter, Jean Allred of High Point,
and are proud grandparents of 11-
month-old Grady Thomas Allred,
m. They are active In First Baptist
Miss Bertha Guest At Prayer Retreat
Miss Bertha Smith, 90, af
fectionately called "Miss Bertha"
by her host of friends who have
known her as an International
ndsslonary, continues her unabated
speed leading prayer retreats at
Fenlel Center In Cowpens, S.C. and
all over the South.
She was guest speaker at a Prayer
Retreat Saturday morning at the
home of BUI and Betty Moss on
Grover Road. A covered dish lun
cheon waa served after the Bible
This year she returns to Taiwan 20
years sifter her retirement.
Reared In Cowpens, S. C., Miss
Bertha still resides In the house of
her father, John M. Smith, merchant
and plantar, built for his growing
temlly In 1896. She was graduated
fi-om Wlnthrop College In 1918 and
after teaching public school one year
she entered Woman’s Missionary
Union Training School, now In
corporated In Southern Baptist
Theological Semlniu>, where she
was graduated In 1916. She was
appointed to China by the Foreign
Mission Bovd on July 8, 1917 suid
spent the first year In Peking
studying the Chinese language In the
College of Chinese Studies.
For 81 years she served In
Shantung Province sm PiinclpsU of
Missions Schools doing evangeUstlc
work from vlUage to village and
church to church Bible teaching. She
shared In the Great Shantung
Revival from 1927-87.
When the Japanese Invaded China
In 1987, It became Miss Smith’s lot to
stand alone In Tslnlng, western
Shantung, and protect hundreds of
Chinese women and girls from the
horrors of war. For four years
following, she continued work with
the Chinese under a Japanese
On Dec. 8, 1941, day of Pearl
Harbor, she was Interned In her
own home by the Japanese. After
she was repatriated with the first
American cltlsens who were ex
changed for Japanese cltlsens.
After Worid War H Miss Smith
returned to ner work only to be
forded out of North China by the
Communists In 1948.
Miss Smith, at that time, went to
the Island of Formosa and became
the first Baptist missionary there,
where she served alone for nearly
two years. She had ten "fruitful"
years In Formosa, the last five year
teaching Old Testament In the
Baptist Seminary of Talpsd.
She retired on her 70th birthday,
the last possible date to do so, and
then spent eight months vUlttng
other mission fields and countries In
which she felt missions should be
located, a total of 84.
Since returning home. Miss
Bertha has been busy going from
state to state leading prayer retreats
and Christian Life Conferences,
hoping to help bring a reviving to
Southern Baptist churches.
In 1968, Miss Bertha responded to
the call of the first couple of
missionaries sent to British Guiana,
South America, to go for six months
to help start ths new work.
During 1964 she waa Invited to go
tor three months to South East
Africa, where she led Prayer
Retreats for Missionaries and
African co-workers, and other
meetings In schools and churches.
Her full schedule of retreats have
taken her to South America for three
months In 1967, In Alaska for a
month at four churches In 1968,
overseeing the building and
equipping of Penlel Prayer Center In
Cowpens, S. C., leading
missionaries In retreats in Gyana
and Mexico, plus much more.
A highlight of her life was Aug. 16,
1977 when she celebrated the 60th
anniversary of sailing to China the
first time with retired and
furloughed missionaries testifying
to her ministries on the mission field
at First Baptist Church of Spar
tanburg, S. C.
"Seeing the Lord of the
Missionary magnified through every
part of the program waa an ex
perience never to be forgotten," said
the vivacious senior clUsen.
She Is aptly called the Baptist