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It's that time again.
Herald football contest.
around the country.
Football is just around the corner, and so is the ever-popular
ane contest, which is found inside today’s paper. will run for
the next 10 weeks, and will give area sports fans the chance to
show their skills at picking the winners and winning the $75
Each week's contest will feature the area high school games
as well as some of the major college and pro games from
Football Contest Begins
To enter, one must simply look over the list of games and
enter on the entry form the name of the team he thinks will
win. All entries should be addressed to Herald Football Con-
test, P.O. Box 752, Kings Mountain, N.C. 28086, and must be in
our hands by 5 p.m. Friday. Only one entry per person will be
accepted. Please do not predict final scores.
As in the past. one game will be designated as the “tie-
breaker” game, and in that game, contestants should predict
the total number of points to be scored by both teams.
If the tie-breaker cannot decide a clear winner, the $75 prize
will be divided if there is no more than a two-way tie. If more
than two tie, a drawing will decide the winner.
In all cases, the decision of the judges will be final.
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VOLUME 95, NUMBER 36
Citizens Ask Broyhill To Help
Save The Older America
By GARY STEWART
Over 50 area senior citizens
appeared at the Kings Mountain
Governmental Services Facilities
Center Monday to urge Con-
gressman James Broyhill to help
over-ride President Reagan’s re-
cent veto of the appropriations
The citizens are afraid
Reagan’s veto will eliminate Ti-
tle V funds which provide
employees for the successful
Kings Mountain Aging Pro-
gram. : 3
Teresa Melton, coordinator
for the KM Aging Program,
served as spokeswoman for the
stores and groce:
the coordinator of the transpor-
tation program, Mrs. Melton
said. All three employees are
If those employees are lost,
Mrs. Melton said, it would leave
the Center with one full-time
(Mrs. Melton) and four part-time
employees. The part-time
employees include two drivers, a
bookkeeper and a janitor. The ci-
ty could lose 9 employees who
are hired through the Title V
program and Cleveland County
faces a loss of 16 employees.
But, the main concern of Mrs.
Melton and the senior citizens
who attended the meeting, is
that the loss of funds would af-
fect about 100 of the 239 senior
citizens involved in the program.
Mrs. Melton estimated that 50
citizens a week would have to
give up the daily programs at the
Senior Center and another 50
would lose transportation to doc-
tor’s offices, drug stores and
Photo by Gary Stewart
The program would also lose ~~ non<ity employees driving city-
TAKING AIM - Peggy Davison, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Davison and a senior
at Kings Mountain High School. is ready to
gun down some unfriendly creatures that will
be invading John Gamble Stadium on Friday
nights this fall. Peggy's the Mountaineer for
the KMHS football team. She's gunning for
Bulldogs, Warriors, Raiders, Wildcats, and
Lions...especially Lions. Peggy and the Moun-
taineers will take aim on the Burns Bulldogs
as the football season gets underway Friday
at 8 p.m. at Gamble Stadium.
surance problems with
Mrs. Melton said the KM pro-
gram serves senior citizens of the
Kings Mountain School District.
In addition to the daily meals
and transportation programs,
the center sponsors classes,
health fairs and other activities.
“In the in-house services,
volunteers could be safely used,”
Mrs. Melton said. “But because
of the insurance problems and
personal safety, we would not be
able to use volunteer drivers.”
She said with the high cost of
gasoline, it would be difficult to
arrange to have volunteer
drivers use their own personal
vehicles for transport.
The center sponsors a meals
on wheels program, which car-
ries a hot meal each weekday to
citizens who are not able to go to
the center. But Mrs. Melton said
those persons must be medically
disabled to qualify, and the 50
persons who lose the daily meals
program would not qualify.
THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 2, 1982
Mrs. Melton said nationally,
54,000 older Americans stand to
lose their jobs if Title V funds
are eliminated. “Most of them
are low-income people that, if
they lose their jobs, would
"qualify for food stamps and
. welfare,” she said.
But, Broyhill, who was mak-
ing a tour of several towns in the
10th Congressional District, said
Reagan’s veto does not
necessarily mean that those
-funds would be eliminated.
“This bill is far bigger than
just Title V,” Broyhill said.
“There were a number of objec-
tions the President had to
various parts of it, but he had to
‘a look at t. | in regar
he total amount th
Broyhill said he is undecided
on whether or not he’ll vote to
over-ride the veto.
“My estimation is that if it is
upheld, Congress would go back
to the drawing board and give
the bills that are more favorable
to what he asked for, or either
freeze the funds to the amount
spent during the past year,” he
Broyhill said the Older
Americans Act has been ”in-
‘valuable to programs and in-
valuable assistance in keeping
senior citizens active in the com-
Broyhill said The Older
Americans Act represents about
$200 million of the $14 billion
package. “There are many other
programs in this bill that were
objected to by the White
House,” he said.
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A Charlotte Boy Scout troop
hiking around the trail at Kings
Mountain National Military
Park last Saturday morning
found a man hanging from a
The man was identified as
Daniel John Manhal, 21, of
Charleston, S.C. His death was
ruled suicide by York County
Coroner Cotton Howell, who
said the man left a note in his
- Park officials said they did not
notice Manhal’s car in the park-
ing lot when they closed Friday
night, but saw it when they
opened Saturday morning.
Manhal’s body was found
about six-tenths of a mile up the
trail, near the two monuments.
Manhal was a nuclear
engineer assigned to the USS
Stonewall Jackson at the
Charleston Naval Base.
Further investigation has been
turned over to the U.S. Navy.
TALKS FOR AGING - Rev. Noah Caldwell
addresses a question to Congressman James
Broyhill Monday on behalf of area senior
citizens, who are hoping he will vote to over-
The Cleveland County Red
Cross Bloodmobile will visit
Grover’s First Baptist Church
Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2
The visit is sponsored by
the Grover community and
The goal is 50 pints.
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
‘ride President Reagan's recent veto of the ap-
propriations bill. Broyhill was at Kings Moun-
tain City Hall on his annual tour of cities in
the 10th Congressional District.
Conner Found Guilty,
Gets Three More Years
A McDowell County jury
found Donald C. Conner Sr. of
Kings Mountain guilty Wednes-
day of a charge of soliciting the
murder of Gaston County
Sheriff C.L. Waldrep.
Conner was sentenced to
three years in prison. He is cur-
rently serving an 18-t0-20 year
sentence for attempting, to bomb
Waldrep’s house in April of
Ernest Lyall of Sparta testified
that Conner offered him
$10,000 and a Ford truck in
March to kill Waldrep. He said
the offer was increased to
$20,000 in May.
Another prisoner, James Self,
testified that Conner also talked
to him about killing Waldrep. He
said he turned down the offer
and notified Waldrep.
Conner claimed he was fram-
ed and six inmates and Conner’s
wife, Betty, testified in his
behalf. Conner said he did not
have $20,000 and Mrs. Conner
said her husband had never own-
ed a 1967 Ford truck. She said
the family has suffered financial
ly since her husband’s imprison-
ment and that she works for a
minimum wage at a Shelby
restaurant and her home is mor-
tgaged to pay lawyer’s fees.
“It’s not true. It’s just not
true,” Conner said after the ver-
Conner claimed he was also
, framed on the bombing attempt
on Waldrep’s home. He said he
knew who was responsible but
he didn’t cooperate with law en-
forcement officers because of
“It involved dangerous people.
I refused to put my family in the
position of getting killed if I talk-
ed about it,” he said.
Bethware Fair Slated
For September 14-18
The annual Bethware Fair
will be held September 14-18 on
the grounds of Bethware
For the first time this year, the
fair will run for five days, begin-
ning on Tuesday and continuing
through Saturday night.
Bethware is one of the few
Carolina which does not charge
an admission price. .
The fair, sponsored by the
Bethware Progressive Club, will
feature Childress rides, exhibits,
concessions, games and contests
for children, and special draw-
The gates will open at 4 p.m.
on Tuesday and Wednesday, 1
p.m. on Thursday, 3 p.m. Friday
and 1 p.m. Saturday. It will close
at midnight Saturday. ;
Entries for general exhibits
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must be received on Mon., Sept.
13 from 5 p.m. through 8 p.m.,
and Tues., Sept. 14, from 10 a.m.
through 8 p.m. Judging will be
held on Wed., Sept. 15 and en-
tries will be released Sat., Sept.
18 at 7 p.m.
Mrs. Betty White will be direc-
tor of the women’s department
and will be assisted by Mrs. Vi-
vian Lovelace. Mrs. Hilda Kiser
is director of the school exhibits,
John Grant is director of the
farm and machinery department
and Cameron Ware is director of
the agriculture department.
The Oak Grove Volunteer
Fire Department will be in
charge of parking. Parking fee
will be 50 cents per car.
Queen of the Fair will be Jerri
Patterson and LeeAnn Masters
is Little Miss Bethware Fair
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