Page 2A-KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD-Thursday, May 10. 1984
EDITOR'S CHOICE-Rusty Baumgardner, senior at the USAF
Academy in Colorado Springs.Col. and son of Mr. and Mrs. C.
Ross Baumgardner of Kings Mountain,painted a tiger for the
Cadet Creativity issue of The Talon. He is the grandson of Mr.
and Mrs. Haskell Baumgardner of Kings Mountain.The editors
of the publicatin chose the Baumgardner entry for its Editor's
Choice for publication.
COVINGTON, Ga. - Miss
Sarah Mobley of Covington,
Ga., died April 25 at Newton
Graveside services were held
at City Cemetery in Covington.
Miss Mobley was a former
school teacher in Kings Moun-
tain, and was the sister of Mrs.
Charles Dilling of Kings Moun-
Funeral services for Virl Bid-
dix McDaniel Galyardt, 48,. of
Newark, Calif., formerly of
Kings Mountain, were con-
ducted Wednesday, May 2, at 1
p.m. at the Chapel of the Roses
in Fremont, Calif. interment
following in California.
Mrs. Galyardt died April 30th
at 1 a.m. in California.She was
the daughter of Mrs. Bertha Bid-
dix of Biloxi, Miss., formerly of
Kings Mountain and the late
Thurman McDaniel, son of
Baner McDaniel Crawford of
Survivors include her hus-
Rand, Marvin Galyardt, of
wagk,Calif., daughter, Kim
Marshall ' of California, two
brothers, Harold Biddix of
Jacksonville,Fla. and Richard
Biddix of Gulfport, Miss., one
sister, Ailene Timmons of
Greenville,S.C. and one grand-
The family has designated
memorials to the Kidney Foun-
Funeral services for Floyd
McDaniel, 67, of Range Road,
who died Tuesday morning at
his home after several month’s il-
Iness, were conducted Wednes-
day afternoon at 4 p.m. from
Bethlehem Baptist Church of
which he was a member.
Rev. Roland Leath and Rev.
Russell Fitts officiated at rites
and interment was in the church
Mr. McDaniel was a native of
Cleveland County, son of the
late John Patterson and Lester
Ann Grigg McDaniel. He was
former textile employee.
Surviving are his wife,Mrs.
Lollie Wells McDaniel, of the
home; three daughters, Mrs. Pat
Haynes, Mrs. Brenda Caldwell
and Mrs. Kay Beason,all of
Kings Mountain; five grand-
children; one brother,James W.
McDaniel of Fayetteville; three
sisters, Mrs. Marie Harmon,
Mrs. Leona Wells and Mrs.
Alverta Cothrane, all of Kings
Harris Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Lucy
Schumann Clark, 77, who died
Monday morning at Kings
Mountain Convalescent Center,
will be held Thursday night at 8
p.m. from Masters Funeral
Home Chapel with Father Felix
Kelaher officiating and inter-
ment in Hillside Cemetery in,
The family will receive friends
Thursday night from 7 until 9
p.m. at Masters Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to
the Arthritis Foundation.
Mrs. Clark, widow of William
Clark, is survived by a son,
William Clark of St. Petersburg,
Fla., two daughters, Martha
States of St. Petersburg, Fla.,
and Dorothy McNamara of
Kings Mountain; four grand-
children and six great-
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our ap-
preciation for the many kind-
nesses and expressions of sym-
pathy at the death of our loved
THE FAMILY OF ETHEL
12:00-Kings Mountain Rotary Club at Holiday Inn.
7:00-Kings Mountain Kiwanis Club at Holiday Inn.
9:00-American Legion Dance at the American Legion
Building. Music by Stetson Band.Admission: $10 couple.
7:00-Central United Methodist Women are sponsoring a
Mother-Daughter-Guest Banquet in the Church Fellowship
7:30-City Board of Commissioners in Council Chambers at Ci-
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Ms. Strickland Always
Lends A Helping Hand
Many times credit is not given where credit is due, and we are all
guilty of that sin of omission.
Much credit should be given all the people who worked to make last
weekend’s Cancer Jail-A-Thon the tremendous success it became for
the second straight year. But one of the top volunteers is a lady who
works behind-the-scenes at many fund-raising and community drives
in Kings Mountain. Lavon Strickland, who is office manager and
personnel manager at Parkdale Mills Plant No.5 in Kings
Mountain,was a driving force in this year’s campaign and was a
member of the important steering committee and worked both days at
Mountain Builders Supply, taking time away from her job like many
of the volunteers who never say “no”when called upon to help so-
meone else. Lavon came to Parkdale in January 1978 and before
that worked at Foote Mineral Company for 18 months and at Spec-
trum for four and one half years.In addition to her service with the
Cancer Society, she has worked as a volunteer with the KM United
Fund and with the Kings Mountain Boys Club. She has always been
active in the local celebration of North Carolina Textile Week and her
company president W. Duke Kimbrell and Parkdale Manager Bernard
Harvey have always been staunch community supporters. Parkdale
runs its carding operations six days a week and its spinning and win-
ding operation seven days a week. Two hundred employees work on
four shifts. The blended yarn manufacturer, despite the sluggish
economy of recent months, has not experienced any curtailment of
When Lavon isn’t working, she gladly volunteers as a babysitter’
for her three grandchildren, three girls, including a set of twins. Mrs.
Strickland has two children, Beth Rogers, of Shelby, and Keith
Strickland of Shelby, who is also employed at Parkdale in
Kings Mountain. The grandchildren are Renota, Misty and Kristy
Last week we incorrectly identified Lavon as an employee of Park
Yarn Mills and our faces are red. I can’t put the blame on the typeset-
ting equipment, because I set the type and watched the words go up on
the terminal screen. It is what the late Martin Harmon used to call the
worst sin of the newspaper reporter, the sin of assumption. I had con-
fused her with someone else who works at Park Yarn Mills. The shoe
got on the other foot this week. I am the state auxiliary of the
American Legion’s endorsed candidate for Southern Division National
Vice President for next year. This division is made up of 15 auxilairy
departments from 15 Southern states. I picked up the national
magazine, which goes out to one million members of this organization,
and saw my picture and in black and white ten point type identifying
me as the candidate from South Carolina. 4
Chester and Maggie Cash, formerly of Kings Mountain and now of
Lumberton, want the people of Kings Mountain to know how much
they appreciate their concern and their support recently when their
area was hard hit by the killer tornado.
The Cashes moved to Lumberton six years ago.
Maggie sent The Herald a copy of the special edition of The
Robeson which was entitled “The Winds Of Fury” with the headline
in what appeared as 72 point type and pictures of the devastation of
that area and what was left in the wake of the tornadoes that tore
through Robeson County on Wednesday, March 28th.
The Herald reprints the letter in its entirety:
« Just wanted you to know that we appreciate the article in the
paper on the recent tornado. As you know, Maxton and Red Springs
are not far from us, Maxton 25 miles and Red Springs 15 miles, so that
night it was scary to me here in Lumberton.Chester and I lived all our
lives in Kings Mountain before being transferred to Lumberton six
years ago. So, we keep up with things through family, friends and The
Kings Mountain Herald.
I wrote the Kings Mountain Rescue Squad and also to the blessed
children of Bethware School that was shown in the paper of April 19
. to let them know how proud and how much we appreciate for them
for all they have done.
The paper here, The Robesonion, published a special edition on
some of the things that happened in Maxton and Red Springs,the pro-
ceeds going to the tornado victims. These pictures are terrible but
nothing compares to seeing the real thing. We know a few people in
Red Springs where most of the damage was done. One couple in par-
ticular told us they got under the dining room table and prayed.The
whole house was destroyed except where they were, and neither
received a scratch Three houses in a row close together, the one in the
middle untouched and the two on each side in shambles. Poor, rich,
old and young the storm seemed to touch them all. I hope and pray it
never comes again.
God is on His throne and rules everything, whether people realize
this or not. It’s a miracle that thousands of people were not killed.
Since moving to flat land,it makes me more aware of the possible tor-
nadoes coming and gives me an uneasy feeling when storms come.
This is not the first tornado since we have been here but the most
Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts to all who helped and
to those I don’t know about and to all the churches,especially our
home church,El Bethel Methodist, Sidney Lanier, pastor, for all their
support and to our family and friends. God’s richest blessings on all of
From the Thursday, May 7, 1959 edition of The Kings Mountain
Kings Mountain citizens will go to the polls Tuesday in the biennial
city election to elect seven office holders of 20 candidates.
Bob F. Maner, Kings Mountain insuranceman, was installed Tues-
day as president of Kings Mountain Jaycees.
J.T McGinnis, Jr., Kings Mountain businessman, was elected Com-
Wij Peeps Into The Past
mander of Post 155 American Legion in Post elections this week.
Miss Marcia Yarbrough and William Craig were married Saturday
afternoon in a 5 p.m. ceremony in Kings Mountain Baptist Church.
Mr.and Mrs. Sherman Perry entertained members of the Couples
Club Tuesday night at their home.
Mrs.Kelly Dixon was hostess Monday at her home to members of
Circle 8 of Central United Methodist Church.
. Letters To The Editor
Shriners Appreciate Support
On behalf of the members of White Plains Shrine Club of Kings
Mountain,it is a real pleasure to acknowledge the help t his past
weekend from the citizens of Kings Mountain and surrounding areas
who contributed for the care and treatment of the many crippled
children who come to us seeking assistance for their afflictions.
Your generous contributions will enable us to help boys and girls
return to thir homes with stronger, healthier bodies.
All proceeds from this activity will go to the Shriners Hospital for
Crippled Children or Burned Children, regardless of race, creed, or col-
or. Thanks for sharing!
To the Mayor, Mr. John H. Moss and Board of Commissioners of
the City of Kings Mountain, we express our heartfelt thanks for mak-
ing this a special Shrine Hospital Weekend and extending your support
for this worthy and commendable cause.
And to the three local businesses, TGY, Winn Dixie and Harris
Teeter, who contributed by letting the Shriner solicit contributions at
their places of business, we thank you for your part in this worthy
Thanks again to all. This has been a most exciting and unique
weekend for us meeting friends and making new friends. Sharing
together that strong legs may walk and run. You'll be glad you did.
May the blessings that come from sharing with others be ever yours.
THOMAS TINDALL, PRESIDENT
WHITE PLAINS SHRINE CLUB
Thanks For Support
The Kings Mountain Jail-A-Thon held two weeks ago to raise funds
to support the highly important work of the American Cancer Society
appears to have been quite successful. So far, more than half of the
money pledged during the Jail-A-Thon has been paid and contribu-
tions continue to come in each day to the First Union National Bank.
The extent to which these pledges are paid in full will determine the
degree of ultimate success of this effort to raise funds to help wipe out
the number two cause of death in the United States.
The Jail-A-Thon coordinating committee extends thanks and deep
appreciation in this fund raising effort by working, cooperating, giving
and pledging critically needed money. Early payment of the remaining
unpaid pledges wil be greatly appreciated by the committee and the
American Cancer Society.
We Appreciate Squad
Our health classes are studying first aid.We are making first aid
notebooks and are learning proper treatment for first aid.
On April 13, 1983 both health classes of Mrs. Cindy Wood went to
the Kings Mountain Rescue Squad on Parker Street. They showed us
how to handle snake bites, how they would get a person out of an
automobile when the person might have a broken neck or back, and all
x the things they had in a shock kit.
I’m glad we have a rescue squad because they are always prepared
Thanks For Help
To the Editor: :
We wish to thank you for all of your help given during our recent
production of “The Miracle Worker.” Without your support and con-
tribution, our play would not have been as successful. It’s really grati-
fying to know there are supportive people like you.
Thank you again and we hope that you will continue aiding the
drama productions in the future.
The Creative Drama Students
and Drama Club, Kings Mountain High School