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A large number of out-of-
town people were in town during
the weekend for First
Presbyterian Church’s 100th bir-
thday celebration.
Among them were Sarah
Henry Summitt Randall of
Morganton, Flem Mauney of
Dallas, Texas, Dr. and Mrs.
Donald (Pauline Mauney)
Kellam of Charlotte, Dr. and
Mrs. David (Polly Page)
Moreau, David and Page, of
Chapel Hill; Miss Laura Page of
Atlanta, Ga.; Dr. Billy Ramseur
of Greenwood, S.C.; Mr. and
Mrs. Lane (Sue Hunnicutt)
Smith and Susan of Trion, Ga.;
Mrs. Chris (Priscilla Padgett)
Blanchard and sons of Honolulu,
- Hawaii; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Hun-
nicutt, Hal, Chip, and Reid, of
Gastonia; Mrs. Elizabeth O.
White of Spartanburg, S.C., Mr.
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BURYING TIME CAPSULE - Bill Grissom, left.
time capsule on the front lawn of First Presbyterian Church Su
100th anniversary of the church.
Photo by Gary Stewart
and Jan Neisler bury church memorabilia in a
nday afternoon during the
The Kings Mountain Board of
Education Monday night ap-
proved three programs which
will provide jobs for area citizens
and much-needed services for
students...if funds can be found
to finance the projects.
The School System has ap-
plied for grants to cover the cost
of a $44,500 summer job train-
ing program which would be
coordinated by the Vocational
Education Department in
cooperation with Isothermal
Planning Commission; Federal
Chapter II funds to finance a
pre-teen guidance program in the
elementary schools; and State
Children’s Trust Fund monies to «
finance a “Skills of Parenthood”
program which would focus on
child abuse and teaching teenage
expectant parents to be responsi-
ble parents.
Betty Gamble, Vocational
Education Director for Kings
Mountain High School, said the
summer job training program
would provide 30 disadvantaged
youth remedial help in math,
English and a vocational subject
and 20 hours of work per week
at minimum wage. The students
would attend classes (one hour
each for math, English and the
vocational subject) in the morn-
ing, and work four hours each
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The program would employ
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“I think this Is a good pro- :
gram,” said School Superinten-
dent William Davis. “It would
offer 30 students remedial help
and summer employment, and
also offer teaching personnel an
opportunity for employment in
the summer.”
Students would earn one unit
of credit for both their work and
study, Mrs. Gamble said.
Mrs. Gamble said she hopes to
receive word within the next two
weeks if the grant application is
approved. The money would
come from the North Carolina
Department of Resources and
Robert Guthrie Dies
In Tractor Accident
A Kings Mountain man,
Robert Guthrie, 74, of 2009
Cleveland Avenue, was killed
Friday when his tractor rolled in-
to a pond and he apparently
Guthrie died when the tractor
he was driving up a hill on his
property rolled back into a pond
and overturned, pinning him
According to Coroner Ralph
Mitche, two witnesses traveling
on Highway 161 had been the
tractor begin to roll back toward
the pond and then flip over.
They said they rushed to the
pond and unsuccessfully tried to
pull the victim from underneath
the tractor. After the tractor was
lifted by rescuers, the body was
removed from the pond, which
was about three feet deep. The
victim was identified by the
driver’s license in his wallet. Mit-
chem pronounced Guthrie dead
Henry Tate Killed
When Struck By Car
Henry K. Tate, 70, of 5100
Midpines, was killed Saturday
night when he was struck by a
car traveling on Highway 216
about two miles south of Kings
According to the highway
patrol, Tate was walking south
in the northbound lane when he
was hit by a 1967 Plymouth sta-
tion wagon a 10:45 pm. The
driver of the car, Wilbur V.
Gault, 56, of Sherwood Drive,
was not hurt. No charges were
filed. Tate was pronounced dead
at the scene by Cleveland Coun-
ty Coroner Ralph Mitchem.
Funeral services were con-
ducted Tuesday afternoon at 4
p.m. from the Chapel of Masters
Funeral Home by Rev. Fred
Wells. Interment was in Union
Baptist Cemetery.
Mr. Tate was a retired textile
employee and son of the late
James Reuben and Florence
Elizabeth Tate.
He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Ruby Gantt Tate; a step-
daughter, Jean Childers of
Labelle, Fla., a brother, Robert
Tate of Spindale, two sisters,
Lillie Mae McKinney of
Mooresoboro and Annie Sue
Garrison of Gastonia.
Masters Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
at the scene.
Guthrie was trying to move
dirt up the hill with the tractor.
A retired textile employee,
Guthrie was the son of the late
William Robert and Melvina
Russum Guthrie.
Funeral services were held
Monday morning at 11 am.
from Grace United Methodist
Church of which he was a
member. Rev. James Singleton
officiated at the rites and inter-
ment was in Mountain Rest
Cemetery. i} Tr iii oan
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Martha Kennedy Guthrie; a son,
Nelson Guthrie of Shelby; two
daughters, Martha Ann Hem-
phill of Morganton and Bobbie
Ross of Huntersville; two
brothers, William Guthrie of
Shelby and Jesse Guthrie of
Pompano Beach, Fla., two
sisters, Frances Blanton and
Dola Hollifield of Titusville, Fla.
and seven grandchildren.
Community Development:
The elementary schools
guidance program, presented by’
Assistant Superintendent Larry
Allen, would be a one-year pro-
gram and would employ two
counselor-social workers to serve
the system’s five elementary
schools. If the funds are approv-
ed, Allen said it would give the
school system a good opportuni-
ty to “evaluate the program to
see if we want it in the future.”
The school system is hoping to
receive funding from the county
commissioners to begin an
elementary schools guidance
program. Allen: said if those
Board Votes
For Director
News Editor
In a surprise move, the board of city commissioners Monday night
voted 3-2 to hire within 30 days a director of public works.
The motion by Commissioner Norman King came at the close of the
meeting as Mayor John Henry Moss called for adjournment. The mo-
tion was quickly seconded by Commissioner ‘Irvin (Tootie) Allen
before any one in the audience could hear the full text of the King mo-
Comm. Humes Houston asked that the motion be read again before
the vote was taken. The motion was read again. Without discussion,
King, Allen and Commissioner Corbet Nicholson voted “for” and
Comm. Houston and Commissioner Curt Gaffney voted “no.” Com-
missioner Jim Dickey, who recently underwent an appendectomy, was
The motion was “to employ a public works director in 30 days and
give complete authority to operate this department as he sees fit and to
report directly to the full board of commissioners with the exception of
the gas department. Whomever is employed for this position is to be in-
terviewed by the board of commissioners, and no committee, at a
regular meeting in executive session.”
After the meeting, Comm. Irvin Allen, Jr. said he voted for the mo-
tion because the city needed to fill the position of public works direc-
tor. Allen said the Mayor has been running the public works depart-
ment since former director Ted Huffman resigned in October 1982 to
go into business for himself. Allen says the Mayor has too much to do
to handle public works too.
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Programs Would Provide Jobs, Classwork
funds are not approved, he’s
. hopeful the federal funds will be.
The program, Allen said,
would identify high-risk
dropouts at the elementary level.
Employees would be assigned to
work closely with those students,
parents and schools and provide
access to the proper agencies to
meet their needs.
“If funded, it would be a good
program to supplement the
dropout programs at the junior
and senior high schools,” Allen
The Skills for Parenthood pro-
gram, Allen said, would provide
classwork in ‘child care and
development for two
day and teach ¢xpectant teenage
parents “the responsibility of
The classes, Allen said, could
include field trips to hospitals
and delivery rooms. “Qualified
staff would be assigned to work
with them during these periods,”
Allen said.
Allen said there may be some
question as to how this program
would help prevent child abuse.
“But there is documented
evidence that children of teenage
parents are neglected and abus-
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Photo by Gary Stewart
CAMPAIGNS IN KINGS MOUNTAIN - Bob Jordan, second from left, candidate for Lieute-
nant Governor, brought his campaign to Kings Mountain
to right, are Fred Flowers, Cleveland County chairman,
Gaston County chairman, and Delores Childers.
Tuesday. Talking with Jordan, left
Max Childers of Mount Holly,
Jordan Campaigns Here
Bob Jordan, candidate for
Lieutenant Governor, brought
his campaign to Kings Mountain
Tuesday, pumped hands and tal-
ed about the race. :
With only a few weeks to go
before the Democratic Primary,
Senator Jordan was making the
rounds in both Gaston and
Cleveland Counties and was be-
ing honored in Lincoln County
Tuesday night.
Jordan said, “Our state has
done a good job in attracting
new industry but I believe we
need to do more to spread in-
dustry across North Carolina.
One thing that can help is a ven-
ture capital corporation. This
would provide money and
management information to
assist small businesses. It would
work similar to the New Jobs
Technology Bill and funds for
the Biotechnology Center that I
sponsored in the last legislative
session to help those new in-
dustries get off the ground. As
the next Lt. Governor, I will
work well with the Governor,
the House Speaker and with all
members of the General
Assembly. I am proud of the
legistlative process and believe I
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