Page 2A-KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD-Thursday. May 3, 1984
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Help Shrine Effort
Each year within our community there are men who join nearly a
million others throughout North America to provide care for crippled
and severely burned children at no cost to their parents. They are the
Shriners, the men who wear the Red Fez, men who have become a liv-
ing symbol of hope for these youngsters. They are accountants, bakers,
. doctors, teachers, truck drivers and lawyers, they come forth freely
each year to give of their time and talents to support this most wor-
thwhile cause. :
This year, local Shriners, in conjunction with Oasis Temple, will of-
fer for the 9th year their newspaper in Kings Mountain. The paper
they distribute tells the story of those who have been helped and how
others may apply for help. Funds raised from donations at this time
will go to sup 9 orthopedic and three burns hospitals. The
s and girls, who were otherwise doomed to a
dain and isolation, have benefitted from these
hospitals since they were begun in 1922. No government funds sup-
port any of these hospitals and 98 cents of every dollar goes to the
hospitals. The reason the funds going to the cause are so great is
because the Shriners have never charged one cent for their services.
The more than 14,000 members of Oasis Temple are justifiably proud
of this record.
With all of the facts in view, we think, this program deserves our
community’s support because all children of need, up to age 18,
regardless of race, creed or color, are accepted for treatment of severe
burns and for problems affecting the bones, joints and muscles of their
When you see these men in their Red Fezzes, seek them out, and
give generously to their cause for our community could need their ser-
vices at any time.
Hospitals exist because we need them. They are created to serve the
residents of the community in which they are located. They belong to
everyone. Kings Mountain Hospital is among our most valued com-
munity resources. It is there to serve us when we need them, with the
most advanced technical equipment and skilled, dedicated personnel.
But hospitals have something more. They have people who are the
Caring Kind - individuals who bring a personal commitment to their
work every day of the year; a commitment to serve the human needs
of each of us.
This week, from May 6 through May 12, is National Hospital
Week. It is a week we set aside each year to acknowledge the contribu-
tions made to our welfare by our nation’s hospital employees. The
theme for National Hospital Week 84 is ‘We're the Caring Kind.’ It
aptly describes the employees and volunteers who serve in Kings
During National Hospital Week we would like to suggest that this
theme be expanded to include each one of us. Each of us benefits from
our hospital’s existence. We urge you to take advantage of National
Hospital Week to become involved with your hospital, as a volunteer
or as a concerned citizen. Y our hospital has a wide variety of activities
for you to choose from. Take a tour of the local hospital this week.
This week, let’s all resolve to become one of the Caring Kind-all the
12:00-Kings Mountain Rotary Club at Holiday Inn.
7:00K ings Mountain Kiwanis Club at Holiday Inn.
7:00-Open House at Kings Mountain Junior High School for all 7th
and 8th graders and their parents.
7:30- Dixon Community 4-Hers at the home of Mrs. Frances Green.
6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.-Polls open for the May Democratic and
Republican Primaries at Kings Mountain Community Center, Kings
Mountain Armory, Grover and Bethware polling precincts.
hospitals was in excess of 96 million last year.
Judges Earned Titles
Charles Mauney got down on his hands and knees and begged for
mercy. Tom Trott bribed the judge. But ‘hanging judges’ earned their
titles at the recent Jail-A-Thon for the American Cancer Society.
All in fun, men, women and teenagers got locked up for a good
cause last Thursday and Friday in a makeshift jail Jimmy Dickey and
Police Chief Jackie Barrett and other volunteers constructed in Moun-
tain City Builders Supply in downtown Kings Mountain.
Tom Trott’s neighbor Millie Myers couldn’t believe her eyes Thurs-
day afternoon when she looked out her kitchen window and saw Tom
being handcuffed to Assistant Police Chief Bob Hayes. She called
Salena Trott and wanted to know what was going on.
Chief Jackie Barrett served a warrant on Kings Mountain Mayor
John Henry Moss who quickly got on the telephone and called a
number of friends to bail him out. Senator J. Ollie Harris was the first
‘culprit’ to go to jail early Thursday morning. Ollie called a number of
friends in Raleigh and Kings Mountain before he came up with his
$500 fine for ‘sleeping in a casket.” There were all sorts of charges that
local people pled guilty to and paid fines, or their neighbors paid fines,
all going to the Cancer Society and amounting to over $10,000 before
Friday was over.
I rode with Assistant Chief Hayes to arrest several victims and
among them were Martha Houser, charged with talking too fast, Mrs.
David McDaniel, charged with loitering at school, Hilda Leonard,
another teacher charged with having too pretty a lawn, Jane King,
charged with impersonating a principal, and Rev. Joel Jenkins, pastor
of First Baptist Church, charged with rushing in where angels fear to
tread. The pastor was away from his desk at the time Thursday and
gave up later in the day to officers. We picked up Martha Houser at
the Superintendent’s Office and she immediately charged some of her
friends in First Presbyterian Church as the culprits. Martha’s boss,
Supt. Bill Davis, luckily, was not on the judge’s bench at the time and
Jim Dickey, Jr. fined her $200. I remarked to Bob Hayes that I thought
we ought to m ake an exception in the case of Paula McDaniel who
was out walking her big dog in the yard when Bob informed her, and
ON HIS KNEES - Charles F. Mauney is on his
Mauney guilty. It was all in fun for the
knees before hanging judge. Jim Dickey. Jr. as American Cancer Society.
Stretch Bollinger looks on. Dickey found
with a straight face, that she had broken the law. Paula believed him,
at first, then saw me with a camera. I spoiled some of the fun, because
KMPD officers don’t have women accompanying them on crime busts
with cameras in hand. We had planned to make mass arrests at Holi-
day Inn at noon on Thursday, regular meeting time of the Rotary Club
but hauled off only one Rotarian, Dwight Tesseneer.
Local attorney Mickey Correy decided to get out of jail fast and paid
his own fine. Others stayed awhile, some of them longer than others. It
wasn’t as difficult to get out of jail on Thursday as it was on Friday,
when many citizens in town had already given to the Cancer benefit.
Evidently, everyone had a good time and were all good sports. Not
many people hid and few turned down an officer when he came with a
blue arrest card. It was fun.
Wilbur Hamrick, Kings Moun-
tain native, has purchased The
Silver Villa from Howard and
Ora Berrier and will operate the
restaurant seven days a week.
The biggest change, according
to Hamrick, will be that the
restaurant will be open for the
serving of both Sunday breakfast
and Sunday lunch. It will be
open each day at 5 a.m. and
close at 9 p.m. with the excep-
tion of Sunday hours. The
restaurant will close after lunch
Mr. Hamrick said that several
additions have been made to the
across the street from Silver
Villa, has sold that business to
his brother, Gilbert who will
continue to operate it as Dairy
Bar and Grill, said Hamrick.
The Hamricks are sons of
Wilburn and Mary Jane
Hamrick of Kings Mountain.
Kenneth Hamrick will
manage the new Silver Villa, ac-
cording to his father.
. Letters To The Editor
Jaycees Need Support
AN OPEN LETTER
The Kings Mountain Jaycees are beginning the sixth annual fund
The purpose of this drive is to raise money for the betterment of the
community through One Solicitation, therefore eliminating frequent,
bothersome visits to citizens. ;
Your outstanding contributions to the Kings Mountain Jaycees in
the past have helped us to provide leadership training to young people
of our community and to advance the betterment ¢. our community as
a whole. Communication Dynamics, Leadership Dynamics, Personal
Financial Development and Speak-Up Jaycee are just a few of the in-
dividual development programs we run. Some of the projects we have
planned for the upcoming Jaycee year include a CPR (cardio-
pulmonary resuscitation) course, a Bloodmobile and our Sixth Annual
Distinguished Service Awards Banquet, where local people are
recognized for their outstanding contributions in their chosen fields, as
well as our sponsorship of Dixie Youth baseball and basketball teams.
We also run statewide projects benefiting the Jaycee Burn Center in
Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Boy’s Home, Muscular Dystrophy
and Cystic Fibrosis.
As a contributor, you will be helping us to meet the above mention-
ed goals and you will be recognized in a “Thank You” news release in
the Kings Mountain and Shelby Daily Star. Contributors will also be
listed as ‘Friends of the Jaycees’ in our Jaycee membership manual.
Your tax-deductible contribution to the Kings Mountain Jaycees
can be forwarded to P.O. Box 303, Kings Mountain, N.C.
As always, your tremendous support is greatly appreciated.
BRAD S. TATE
Support Paper Sale
Each year the Shriners of Oasis Temple have on Temple-wide pro-
ject to raise funds to support the Shriners Hospitals for Crippled
Children. The project is known as their “Newspaper Sale.” These men
who wear the “Red Fez” take to the streets distributing their paper,
which tells the story of those helped and asking for contributions for a
most worthwhile cause.
The budget to operate their 19 orthopedic hospitals is 162 million.
this year, with 52 million needed for construction and equipment.
Since they began their hospitals in 1922, over 281,000 children of all
races, creeds, and color have been helped.
In 1983, 16,633 new hospital applications were approved. Since the
inception of these hospitals more than 17,345,008 patient days have
been recorded at the orthopedic hospitals and 452,991 days at the
The newspaper will tell the story of youngsters helped by the
Shriners in our part of the state. These men who wear the “Red Fez”
stand ready to help any child whose parents can’t afford the services
their hospitals provide.
In their long history, the Shriners have never charged one cent for
the services provided and have never accepted any local, state or
Because they stand ready to help our community, because of the
good work they have and are doing, I want to ask the citizens of our
county to support the Shriners on May 4th and 5th when they hold
their 9th Annual Newspaper Sale, remembering that 98 cents of every
dollar raised will go to the cause.
President, White Plains Shrine Club
Thanks For Coverage
To the Editor:
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the fine
coverage you gave to us concerning our Bike-A-Thon for Cystic
Fibrosis. We had 24 children in the Bike-A-Thon and raised $745.23
for Cystic Fibrosis. We had three children to raise $90 or more; Lee
Rich, Chad Montgomery and Brian Davis.
Thanks for taking time out to come down to take pictures. We really
appreciate everything that you did.
McDonald’s in Kings Mountain, Holly Farms, and Fastfare in
Grover provided us with our refreshments.
Thanks again for everything.
Karen G. Moss and
Vickie T. Smith
~ Ken Hamrick, who formerly. 4:7 | |
owned and operated Ken’s BBQ Net