North Carolina Newspapers

For Key SWC Battle
Point At KM
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Photo by Gary Stewart
DEDICATION SUNDAY - This new, $70,000 pipe and electronic organ will be dedicated
Sunday afternoon during special services at First Baptist Church. The organ was given to
the church by the Mauney family in memory of the late Mrs. Sarah Mauney, who was an
organist at First Baptist for many years.
Baptists To Dedicate
New Pipe Organ Sunday
Bene Hammel, well-known organist, will
present a concert at First Baptist Church,
Kings Mountain, Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.
during the dedication service for the
Rodgers Organ in the new sanctuary. Ham-
mel performs more than 130 concerts and 75
workshops each year and his schedule takes
pin all over the United States, Canada and
The organ is a Rodgers 890 electronic and.
it a very versatile instrument.
The organ is a gift from the family of the
late Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Mauney, Sr. in
memory of their mother, Mrs. Sarah
Mauney. Mrs. Mauney served as a pianist
for First Baptist Church at one time. During
the afternoon, Professor Miles Mauney of
Oberlin College Conservatory of Music will
play selections on the piano. Dr. Mauney is
With only 13 days remain-
ing before another election
day, politicking was picking
up steam this week in Kings
Voters return to the polls on
Nov. 5th to settle run-offs for
three seats on the board of ci-
ty commissioners and to elect
a school trustee.
Although turnout for the
Oct. 8th primary was low--
with only 35 percent of the
Tegisiered voters going to the
polls-the turnout on Nov. 5th
1s expected to be higher.
Kings Mountain citizens will
be deciding who will repre-
sent them in District 3,5, and
6 on the city board and who
will represent them for one
seat, up for grabs, on the KM
Board of Education.
It is possible to draw
several conclusions from the
Oct. 8th results.
Being an incumbent no
longer means automatic re-
One commissioner, District
3 Commissioner Curt Gaff-
ney, was ousted.
‘Two political newcomers
are in the run-off for
Gaffney’s seat: Ruby M.
Alexander, Kings Mountain
realtor, and Fred Finger,
former Lambeth Rope and
Eaton Corporation executive,
ran neck-and-neck and voters
will choose between them at
the polls on Nov. 8th.
The other two incumbent
ommissioners-12 year
Commissioner Harold
Phillips, who served in the
Glee A. Bridges Administra-
tion in the 1950’s ran ahead of
Mr. Dickey in a field of four
candidates. Leonard Smith,
Sr., former Sadie Mill plant
manager, ran second to
Houston in a field of three
candidates in the earlier
voting. ;
High Council Pay
Stirs Political Waters
Another conclusion which
should be drawn from the
results of Oct. 8th is that a
neighborhood movement, if
anything, is growing in
strength. People are working
for the candidates they want
to put in office, knocking on
doors and calling voters on
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Vernon Stewart, 39,
Killed By Train Sunday
Vernon Lee (Lankey)
Stewart, 39, of Dixie Trailer
Park, was struck and killed
by a Southern Railway train
at the Linwood Road crossing
at 12:11 a.m. Sunday when he
apparently walked in front of
the train and tried to beat it
Funeral services were held
Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m.
from Pentecostal Holiness
Church with Rev. Darrell
Alexander and Rev. Carl
Brown officiating. Intérment
was in Mountain Rest
According to investigation
by Assistant Coroner Dwight
Tesseneer and city police of-
ficer Donald Ivey, Stewart
was one of three men walking
near the track. One of the
men tol
Stewart t
RN {
hgsseneer that
flashing lights were working
and that he blew the train
whistle as the train approach-
ed the crossing. Dobson said
Stewart walked in front of the
train and, Ivey reported,
tried to beat the train across.
Tesseneer said Stewart
was dead at the scene.
A native of Cleveland Coun-
ty, Stewart was the son of
Mrs. Mary Fredell Stewart of
Kings Mountain and the late
Coford Lee Stewart. He was
employed by Patrick Textiles
in Kings Mountain.
Surviving, in addition to his
mother, are three sons, Dar-
rell Stewart and Dennis
Stewart of Bethel, Ohio, and
Vernon Eugene Stewart of
Gastonia; two daughters,
Kimberly Stewart of Bethel,
Ohio, and Lori Stewart of
Gastonia; three brothers,
a member of the Mauney family, and a con-
_cert pianist of note. a
» ope dsdpuites «Mare in
sion, and to tour the new building.
s-oncouldbot Steve Stewart. Jimmy
“enpgmecr; TD, Uobson of all of Kings Mountain; and a
Greenville, S.C., told Ptl. sister, Elaine Owensby of
Ivey that the track gate and McAdenville.
United Way Campaign Hits 75 Percent Of Goal
With 76 percent of its goal,
the Kings Mountain United
Way Campaign was heading
into the home stretch this
veteran Jim |
ten. DRT icvoand WY
Rr Huines Houston in District 2,
face heavy challenges. Ex-
a pipe combination, and bas nine full ranks of
Ml ~_ pipes. Ut.may pe nsed.araaeleclmnnt 02 THM
{i pipe organ, or with a combination, making
Davis-has reached its goal.
Kings Mountain District
Schools pledged $5500 and
had collected $5536.50.
“I know we can do it”, said
Campaign Chairman Lavon
Strickland, of Parkdale Mills,
who said that cash-on-hand
Ernest Rome, industrial
chairman, said that all in-
dustry has been contacted
and that more funds are ex-
reported 91 percent of goal or
$8118.62 pledges in a quota of
$8900. and in the Advance
gifts division headed by
reported pledges of $2240
against a goal of $2800 and in
the Commercial division
week as campaign volunteers
were speeding up efforts to
finish the $100,000 quota by
Victory Dinner deadline of
Nov. 8.
and pledges this week totaled
Mrs. Strickland said only
onc wvision-the schools divi-
sion headed by Supt. Bill
In the big industrial divi-
sion of the drive, a total of
$50,986 had been pledged in a
goal of $65,200 or 78 percent of
goal, said Mrs. Strickland.
pected to be received this:
week in this biggest category
of the campaign. In the
hospital division KM Hospital
chairman Teenia Henderson
Becky Scism a total of $2540
of $3700 goal, or 69 percent
had been received. Dr. Mar-
tin Stallings, chairman of the
Professional division,
headed by John Young 38 per-
cent of goal had been attain-
ed. Mayor John Moss, chair-
man of the city’s division of
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This Is Textile Week
In KM, North Carolina
This week is Textile Week,
Echols Wins Grid Contest
and although no public
celebration is planned,
several advertisements in to-
- day’s Herald call attention to
the observance.
Local advertisements call
attention to ‘Crafted With
Pride In The U.S.A.”, a cam-
paign aimed at persuading
U.S. consumers to buy
American-made products
and also salute the textile
employees in the area and
textile Jone
Local textile employees
and many other citizens not
employed by industry have
supported a massive letter
neighboring Gaston County to
President Reagan. Textile
employees have also signed
their names on giant
billboards mounted on
trailers and traveling
through the area and stopp-
ing at textile plants during
shift changes.
S.M. Echols of 1504 Northwoods Drive,
Kings Mountain, predicted 16 of 20 winners
to take the $100 prize in last week’s Herald
football contest. ;
Echols tied with Burman L. Bryant of
1204 Scenic Drive, Shelby, but won the prize
by coming closer to the tie-breaking scorer
of 35 points scored in the Carolina-State
game (UNC 21, State 14). Echols predicted
41 points and Bryant 48.
Echols missed Ashbrook’s loss to In-
Crest, VPI’s win over Virginia and the
Texas win over Arkansas. Bryant missed
St. Stephens’ victory over Lincolnton, VPI’s
win over Virginia, Tennessee’s victory over
Alabama and the Texas win over Arkansas.
dependence, North Mecklenburg’s win over
Other winners were Kings Mountain over
RS Central, West Meck over East Gaston,
Shelby over South Point, Burns over North
Gaston, Mooresville over Cherryville,
Bessemer City over Maiden, East Meck
over Hunter Huss, Auburn over Georgia
Tech, LSU over Kentucky, Clemson over
Duke, Maryland over Wake Forest and
Notre Dame over Army.
Another football contest is on pages
4&5-B. Predict the most winners and get us
your entry by 4 p.m. Friday and you’ll be
the next $100 winner. Mail your entry to
Football Contest, P.O. Box 752, Kings Moun-
tain, N.C. 28086, or bring it by our office on
Canterbury Road.
writing campaign begun in
Grover Improves In Discipline And Child Safety
Grover Elementary School opened its
doors this year to 400 students and 45 staff
er’s emphasis toward the
ssertive discipline program
essful in allowing teachers
mo time in their classrooms.
Pr < oC. Scruggs reports a signifi-
ea = uo in discipline problems
thi — > = thool since the onset of the
prc ~ T° | as an increase in teacher
me 4 be added, “Parents have been
for =: Si) cooperative and supportive
oft « << ram.
( = < : as takenanother step toen-
sui = T= safetyby purchasing a Red
Cri = equin. The mannequin will
be OO 5 dT-shirt that reads, “Com-
pli “= > er School P.T.0.” The Red
Cri > = = to provide free CPR train-
ing oo ix taff members in apprecia-
I's support.
Science has a greater emphasis this year
than ever before. Each grade level has plann-
ed units of study and activities to increase the
students knowledge and interest in this area.
Kindegarten students are eagerly learning
about living and non-living things, the four
basic food groups, the five senses and how
they affect us as well as identifying the major
body organs and the skeleton. Highlights of
the first nine weeks include experiments in
growing plants and a trip to Mountain View
Apple Orchard where each student sampled
apple cider. A unit centered around the apple
growing process was culminated with mak-
ing candy apples.
The first graders have been developing an
awareness of the five senses and ways of us-
ing them. They are exploring sound by collec-
ting items from home and discovering the
various sound each makes. They also made a
trip to the Cleveland County Fair to see the
animals and exhibits.
Nutty characters created from assorted
nuts, seeds and bark have helped the second
grade students to learn about the seasons of
the year. A recent unit on dinosaurs promp-
ted a visit to Discovery Place to view their
dinosaur exhibit first hand.
The third graders found hands-on ex-
periences to be helpful during their study of
plant life. Each child enjoyed planting seeds
and watching them sprout along with making
their own woodland or desertland terrarium.
The fourth grade’s study of astronomy has
been enhanced with self-made booklets on
each planet in the solar system. The children
are looking forward to making revolving
Tobles depicting the planets and their posi-
Matter and energy have been the science
topics in the fifth grade. Students have been
exposed to weekly hands-on lab experiments.
Computer programming is being covered in
computer science through graphics.
This year’s physical education program is
roviding students with fitness and vital
ealth-related information. Each student is
striving to be a member of the Kangaroo
Club. To qualify each student must be able to
jump rope a designated number of times. The
club was designed to increase each child’s en-
durance level and awareness of heart rate
during cardiovascular exercise.
Paula Hildebran presented the third,
fourth, and fifth graders with the program
‘Better Health Practices.”” She informed
students of the importance of proper exer-
cise, the hazards of smoking and
demonstrated ways to help a choking victim
using a Choking Charlie mannequin.
Grover Elementary School is proud of the
continuous effort made by its entire staff to
provide a total education for each individual.

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