Photo by Katrena McCall
. CONGRESSMAN CHATS WITH VISITORS-V.8. Congressman James
T. BroyhiU chats with Mrs. Mary Worthen of Kings Mountain as his staff
member Phil Kirk looks on. The Lenoir Republican Representative
stopped In the city Thursday and numerous citizens conferred with him
on their concerns at City Hall.
No Tax Cut
U.S. Congressman James T.
BroyhiU (R) of Lenoir does not
lorsee a tax cut In the coming year
but predicted Thursday that taxes
would be reduced by 30 percent by
the 1081 Congress.
(Ingredlenta: There will be bits of news, very little wisdom, some
humor and comments, some views from other editors. Directions:
^foke weekly. If possible, but please avoid an overdose.)
I could in no way compete with the former editor of the Kings
Mountain Herald, Martin Harmon or Tom McIntyre, In writing a
column of such wit and humor. But I am going to give it a try and I
will need your help.
If you have an Idea of Interest or a funny story to tell, please
give me a call. The next thing you know, it’ll be in the paper.
Our main interest at the Herald Is to cover the Kings Mountain
area the best we can with the staff we have and I would like to ask
At special favor of ou readers. EXAMPLE: Any given night...KM
^ty board meeting, Grover city board meeting, four church
league games, five PTA meetings, women’s club meeting, trophy
. presentetlon at the Kings Mountain Country Club for the most
outstanding golfer, one golden anniversary, an Eagle Scout
presentation, one murder, one armed robbery, two family
reunions, school board meeting, and the list goes on and on. All we
ask Is for your cooperation. We can’t be at all these places at the
^ Another example: If we are unable to be at your meeting, all we
^Lik Is that you appoint someone as a publicity chairman and give
us a call. Let us know what happened and we will report the facts
as they’re given to us. Fair enough?
FOUND: Howard Smith at the Kings Mountain Post Office
found a set of keys recently. ’They are on a large ring with seven
keys and a little tag that reads BH 073. We have them at the
Herald office. To further Identify them, they have two General
Our log building is coming along Just fine and it should be only a
few weeks before the logs start going up.
I LAUGHED AT THIS ONE: She: What caused you to go to
weight watidiers and go on a diet? He: The card I got from the
weighing machine last week said “One at a time, please.”
THIS IS IT- Have a nice week and remember...People who try
to whittle you down are only trying to reduce you to their size.
Cogent In this column, write Roaming Around Town,
P.O. Box 75*, or give me a call at 739-7496.
He made those predictions at City
Hall as he listened to the concerns of
a dozen or more local citizens on a
swinf tnrbUgh various counties of
the 10th Congressional District.
Local people are concerned, he
said, about inflation, the economy,
the high cost of living. "How are we
going to pay our fuel bill this win
ter,” one constituent asked, els she
attacked the Carter Administration
policy of selling kerosene oil to Iran.
Congressmam BroyhiU agrees that
the energy crisis Is a major Issue
feeing the Congress and reminded
that he has always voted for a
balanced budget and for a reduction
Another citizen questioned the
President’s policy of allowing 14,000
Vietnamese refugees to enter this
country every month, doubling the
previous poUcy. “How are we going
to take cEU-e of this Influx of people
when we CEUi’t take care of our
selves,’’ he asked.
Congressman BroyhUl agreed that
"every country should take some
refugees In" but gave the opinion
that the current figure is too high.
"That Is the President’s decision,
not the Congress,” he told his
Other visitors were concerned
with social security benefits which
had been denied for dlsabUlty Euid
Rep. BroyhUl explained process for
obtEilnlng medlcEU evidence of their
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The Mayor, pledging to continue
the ‘progressive leadership
demonstrated since he won election
for the flrsl time In 1908, made his
filing statement Monday.
His projections for the 80’s were
Ai aNoutiJt-irt wUIJm! Initiated to
develope a new quEillty housing
program In Kings Mountain. The
plans, he SEiid, call for broaa com
munity cooperation with local
financial Insitutlons Eind reEil estate
developers, building contractors Emd
construction companies to obtain
Elf fordable private housing for Kings
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Grid Contest Begins
’The football season Is upon us, Eind
so the Kings Mountain Herald today
kicks off another seEuson of Its "Pick
the Winners" footbaU contest.
The first contest of the high school
and college season Is Inside today’s
Putting On A New Face
'The Herald Is putting on a new face, as you may have noticed at the top
of this page.
k'or sometime we’ve experimented with several different mEistheads
Eind now we’ve decided to go back to the famUlar mountain which for
years dressed up the front page of the origlnEil Herald.
Some of the features Inside may look different, also. We’re reviving the
“Looking Back’’ feature on the editorial page, picking up Interesting
happenings from years past.
The beat of some staff members Is also changing and we’re Eisklng your
patience while they adjust to their new tEisks.
C3yde Hill, advertising director, and Tom McIntyre, editor, have
Eissumed new responsibilities with the CherryvlUe Eagle which was
recenUy purchased by General Publishing Co., which Edso owns the
Hersild, Belmont Banner, Mt. HoUy News Euid Bessemer City Record. HIU
is GenerEd Manager of the Eagle and McIntyre wUl edit It temporsu-lly.
Meanwhile, Gary Euid Elizabeth Stewart will edit the Herald In addition
to their usual duUes of covering sports and women’s news. Darrell Austin
remains In Kings Mountain as General MEinager, Katrena McCeOI eis new
writer-photographer, Janice Wright typesetter and Elaine Hill office
en New Law Firm
A new Kings Mountain law firm,
Conlnger & Neisler, has been for
med In the law offices of Scott
Clonlnger at 116 W. Mountain St.
’The partnership became effective
C. Andrew Neisler, son of Mr. EUid
Mrs. ChEU-les A. Neisler of Kings
Mointaln, is a graduate of Davidson
Oolltge and the University of South
Carallna School of Law. He passed
the N.C. Bar In 1977 and joined
George B. Thomasson as an
Euisoclate. He Is married to the
former SyUda Morris of Kings
Clonlnger, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Clonlnger of Kings Mountain, Is
a 197) graduate of the University of
NortI Carolina School of Law at
(3iapil Hill and passed the N.C. bar
In 1914. Before opening his own of-
ficel ^ June 1976, Clonlnger was an
assucjate of Bob Bradley.
C. ANDREW NEISLER
Herald. TVenty games which will be
played Friday Emd Saturday will
give the "guessperts” hoping for the
$76 prize money a chance to show
their footbEdl knowledge.
’The contest, sponsored by area
businesses, will run throughout the
Call season and the winners will have
their names published each Tuesday
in the Herald. Contest games are
listed In the advertisements on the
Friday at noon Is deadline for
CEmdidates to file for District 1, 3,
and 4 Commissioner or Mayor.
Cbntact Luther Bennett, chairman
of the KM Board of Elections, 739-
31(K) or 739-9271, or CEdl Betty Mer
rier, 739-2192. Filing fee for com
missioner is $6. Filing fee for mayor
Thursday’s Klwanls Caub program
at 6:48 p.m. at the Woman’s Club
will honor Klwanls Little League
’Team Emd coaches. Guest speaker
will be Ted Abernathy, former
Major League ball player.
'The MountEdneer Boosters Club
will hold an urgent meeting tonight
at 8 o’clock at Barnes Auditorium.
All members Eu-e urged to attend'to
help make final plans for the first
EARTH SCIENCE SOCIETY
ClevelEmd CJounty Earth Science
Society will hold monthly meeting
tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Clevelsmd
Cbunty Historical Museum In the
Old Courthouse In downtown Shelby.
Sam Jenkins of Mooresboro will
speak on "’The Chitting and
Polishing of Rocks Emd Minerals.”
A joint meeting of the 1978-79 smd
1979-80 directors of KM Klwimls
Oub will be held at Cattleto\vn Steak
House at 6:30 p.m. tonight. ’Tuesday.