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Page 6A-KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD-Thursday. September 30, 1982
Gridders Want Field
To the editor:
Where do Kings Mountain football players come from?
I don’t suspect many of you have spent much time pondering over
this question, but maybe you should. They don’t just one day at about
age 15 or so decide to play... skin
Most of them decide much earlier. At about 8, 9 or 10 boys go out
for Optimist football to learn how to play. This is not an easy thing to.
teach little boys and must be done with patience and care so they will
be ready to play when they do get to high school.
Right now we have three teams playing Optimist football-boys
from 8-13. They only play nine games or so and usually only about
three at home. Where to these boys play? At City Stadium. Where do
these boys play when they go out of town? They play on high school
For example, this year we’ve been to Chae, East Gaston and North
Gaston. Why won’t KMHS allow these little players to use our high
school field? The reason we've heard is “they’ll mess up the field.”
How could boys 8-13 tear up a field playing football on it? Isn’t a foot-
ball field for playing football on? They don’t want to practice there,
that’s one thing City Stadium could be used for. But, should they be
denied what other schools allow their boys?
The high school uses this field for only 5 or 6 games a year.
Shouldn’t we get more use out of such a nice facility? Have you been
to City Stadium lately? Have you seen the dressing rooms? Would you
be proud for other teams to come there when playing in our town?
We believe these boys should be given a chance to play as other
teams do-on a decent field. We welcome an open response from
whoever has authority over our high school field.
Concerned parents of future KMHS football players.
Carol Richardson, spokesman.
: 308 Somerset Drive
To The Editor:
As a historian, the more I think about the Western Carolina Univer-
sity administration building, which houses the Mountain Heritage
Center, being named for “Cotton” Robinson the more indignant I
Anyone who knows the history of Western Carolina University
knows this school was founded by selfsacrificing people.
William E. Bird, in his History of Western Carolina College, said,
“Promise from the outset, then, on the local level, of continued loyal
support of the endeavor, was a fact which accounts in large part of its
(the school’s) optimistic outlook and healthy growth from the beginn-
ing.” (Page 33).
Professor Robert Lee Madison, in his Genesis And Progress Of
Western Carolina Teachers’ College, wrote, “The Legislature of 1891
granted Cullowhee High School a charter and under it the school was
organized as a corporate body. Then began the devoted and in-
estimable services of the ‘Noble Nine’ as Trustees: William Wilson,
D.D. Davies, Thomas A. Cox, R. Hamilton Brown, Jr. David Coward,
William C. Norton, Lewis J. Smith, Robert L. Watson, and William A.
Henson. These public-spirited men and their equally public spirited
and self-sacrificing wives deserve to be perpetually honored and held in
grateful remembrance by all who value this college or who have receiv-
ed or may receive benefit therefrom.”
On June 22, 1981, my husband and I paid Chancellor “Cotton”
Robinson a visit to discuss naming the administration building/Moun-
tain Heritage Center for one of the above mentioned “Noble Nine”.
Our recollections are vivid in recalling Robinson’s response, when he
told us that. the-Founders Auditorium: in“this building is sufficient
recognition for them and that, while he is chancellor, no building will
be named for any of these persons.
Western Carolina University will be 100 years old in 1988, just a
few years away. Does Robinson feel that those who came before him
did little for this school? Does he feel that he is more deserving of
recognition than those who preceded him? I cannot help but wonder.
JOSEPH WAYNE KING II
Joseph Wayne King II was
two years old September 15. He
celebrated at a party on
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Joe King. He is the grandson of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Ellis King
of Kings Mountain, Kay Gwyn
-of Kings Mountain and Joseph
Cash of Wallingford, Conn. His
great-grandmother is Mrs.
Virginia Grigg of Kings Moun-
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Join the museum and win a
Color TV is part of the promo-
tion to draw new members dur-
ing the October membership
drive for the Cleveland County
Historical Museum on the old
courtsquare in downtown
Shelby. The reason for the
membership drive is to reach a
goal of 1000 members.
The donated 19” Magnavox
Color TV that new members
from the $5.00 individual on up
have a chance to win, will be on
display in the “Antiques” booth
at the County Fair. Applications
for membership can be picked up
at the Fair, the museum on the
square, or by contacting a cur-
rent members. However, all new
memberships must be in by the
end of October.
As a museum member you
receive the newsletter “Must &
Dust”, invitations to special
openings, the Museum Film
Series, and a discount in the
Museum Gift Shop.
The museum won first place
this year in a statewide contest
and was the first museum to
receive this award. The judges
stated that the museum’ won
because of the community
awareness, programs and new
exhibits the museum produces.
For further information, call
the museum at 482-8186.
New Exhibits Added
At Historical Museum
Several new exhibits have
been installed on the first floor of
the Cleveland Historical
Museum located on the courts-
quare in Shelby.
The “Collectors Case” which
highlights what people collect is
featuring this months dolls from
Kings Mountain Natural Gas
customers are encouraged to re-
quest pilot lighting as soon as
possible if they want pilot lights
lit free. This free service is in ef-
fect until October 15. After Oc-
tober 15, there will be a service
charge fee. Citizens can obtain
this service by calling 739-8139
between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Encourage children to help,
pick up toys by providing a
large box, bag, cart or basket
with the child’s name on it.
around the world. It is the collec-
tion of Vicki Gordon who served
in the Peace Corps and collected
the dolls on her travels.
The “Additions to the Collec-
tions” - display features items
donated to the museum. This
month is a collection of pottery
glaze experiments by Dr. James
H. Rash who was in charge of
the Art Department at Gardner-
Webb College. He was conduc-
ting experiments on glazes made
from potash of local energy
plants and was recognized na-
tionally for his efforts.
Another exhibit is the “hole in
the wall”. A large exhibit area
constructed under the steps
leading to the second floor. It
features military items from the
Revolutionary. = War through
World: »War II ‘and includes
military models, clothing, equip-
ment and arms.
For further information con-
tact the museum at 482-8186.
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