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VOLUME 90 - NUMBER 86 - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1979 - KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
Roamin ’ Around
UF Over The Top
(Ingredlento: Tliere wtU be blti of
news, very Uttle wisdom, some
humor and comments, some views
from other editors. Directions: Take
weekly. If possible, but please avoid
In December of 1VT8 our
bookkeepins department sent a bill
to an advertiser In Lavergne,
Tennessee. We never heard a word
and never received our money, but
alas. It was returned Friday marked
"return to sender." That's 10
months later. It just goes to show
you that neither rain, sleet, snow or
time will stop the U.S. mall.
Jerry King was In the other day
and told me this Interesting story:
Hie kid of a friend needed <100. After
several attempts to ccm It out of his
parents failed, he decided to go
straight to the top. So he wrote a
letter to Ood eiqiresalng his need and
requesting assistance. Upon
receiving the letter, the post office
was faced with the dilemma as to
what to do with the letter. Finally
they elected to send It to the next
boat thing, the President. Upon
receiving the letter President Carter
felt sorry for the child and returned
> ^ a letter with <B.OO enclosed. A few
days later the post office received
another letter that read...Dear Ood,
I appreciate the money that you sent
to me...however. It came by the way
of Washington and those rascals
look M percent of It. How about next
time sending It directly to me.
I I was sitting around Tuesday
evening talking with BUI SeUers and
Stoney Jackson. Larry Durui walked
up with his warm-up suit on and
allowed that he had Just come from
the new gym down town and had
been working out. I asked Larry
what kind of equipment the gym had
and he said "man they have It
all...something for your chest, beUy,
^ lags etc.Belng In the shape I'm ln,I
thought I would ask Larry If they
had anything In the new gym that
would help me out. I asked the
question and got this reply from
Larry ..."Big D, they do have
something In the back for you. It’s a
shop where you can buUd your own
Speaking of Csskets: A few years
back some pallbearers were
carrying a man’s casket up the
Baptist church In downtown Kings
Mountain. It was In the dead of
winter and the steps and streets
were sUck with Ice. The paUbearers
lost grip of the casket and It went
down the steps, hit the curb, sUd
9 down Mountain street, bounced off a
car and Into Orlffln’s Drug Store and
aU the way back to the prescription
department. Wilson Orlffin was
astounded when the Ud of the casket
popped open and the nuui raised up
and said, ‘.’hey WUson, how ’bout
giving me something to stop this
In last TNiesday’s paper we had a
photo m the front page of the Kings
Mountain Chapter of the N.C.
Symphony. In Identifying the people
In the photo we failed to Identify
John Warllck. Sorry about that
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Roamin’ Around Town, P.O. Box
762, or give me a call at 7S9-74M.)
Kings Mountain United Fund has
done It again!
The 1680 camoalKn went over the
I86,(X)0 goal Monday afternoon when
an industrial gift of <8,000 ran the
total figure of pledges and collec
tions to <60,649.61, campaign
chairman Dr. Terry Sellers said.
Dr. SeUers said aU pledges have
still not yet been turned In and urged
solicitors to complete their contacts
"We’re pleased that we topped our
goal again,” said Sellers. "Now
we’re confident that we will get
<80,000 with the Increased giving as
seen In many of the divisions, such
as industrial, already over Its goal of
<36,000 with a total of <41,681.87."
The totals to date: Advance gifts,
<1670.; city employes, <8817.40;
commercial, <8,677.; hospital,
<1420.86; industry, <41,681.67;
ministerial, <746; postoffice, <60;
professional, <766; schools, <8,8«.00.
Dr. Sellers said that the annual UF
Awards Banquet wUl be held Tues.,
Nov. isth, at 6:80 p.m. at the KM
Junior High Cafeteria where awards
wUl be presented.
Several key divisions, still to make
their final report, hold the key to the
Independence Bank Robbed
Independence National Bank on
Ekist King St. was robbed at ap
proximately 12:60 Monday af
ternoon and city poUce had a suspect
In custody at 1:80 p.m.
Officers Richard Reynolds,
Houston Corn and Ptl. Ralph
Orlndstaff arrested a black male at
a housing development on Cansler
St. and caUed In the Federal Bureau
of Investigation, who are assisting In
Chief Jackie D. Barrett said that
an armed robber took an un
determined amount of cash from
Independence National Bank but no
details of the robbery were available
at presstime yesterday.
Cast Is Complete
Photos by Gary Stewart ft Katrena MoOall
. .SPOOK TnCE AGAIN—The goblins will gotcha If yon don’t watch out
and tomorrow night Is the night when the witches ride their broomsttcks
and ghouls and goblins gallivant about. A lot of strange creatures will be
hanging around town ao watch out.
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"Cinderella,” the Kings Mountain
Little Theatre FaU production, has
been cast and Is In rehearsal In Park
"Public auditions were held In late
September and the community
response was gratifying,” said Mrs.
Gridiam Wood, director, who said
the well-known fairy tale Is the
children’s play for the year and
promises to appeal to the love for
magic suid make-believe we all
Bonnie Sheffield, a sophomore at
KMSHS, will play the role of
"Cinderella,” and John Grant, a
. .FINGERS CROSSED-Bob McRae, Danny WllUams
and Mickey Gregory, left to right, cross their fingers
and hope Yvette Roberts will draw their entry from the
Photo by Gary Stewart
Box Monday after the trio tied tor first place In the
Herald’s football contest Mlsa Roberta, a student at
KMHS drew McRae’s name.
McRae Grid Winner
Bob McRae has been entering
football contests for 90 years and
had never even come close to win
ning one before hitting last week’s
Hersdd "Pick the Winners” contest.
Even then, the Kings Mountain
IBgh School Principal had to depend
on a special drawing to edge two of
his students, Mickey Gregory and
football player Danny Williams, for
the <76 prise.
Tvette Roberts, a KMHS student,
drew McRae’s winning entry
Monday morning In the main office
at KMHS as the three contestanU
and a number of witnesses looked
it marked the first time In the
hlstorj' of the Herald’s footbaU
contest that a drawing had to be held
to determine the winner. A drawing
is held when a tie exists between
more than two persona.
Ihe three, along with nine others,
missed only one game. After the tie
breaker ruled out the other nine,
McRae, Williams and Gregory
remained In a deadlock because the
trio missed the tie-breaker
(Clemson-N.C. State) by only one
McRae and Williams both
predicted 80 points would be scored
In the game, won by State 16-18.
Gregory predicted 28.
Other persona missing Just one
game Included David Hart,
Margaret Williams, Brenda
Boheler, W.M. Roark, Andrew
Loftln, Roger Ross, Steve Clark, Dot
(loforth and David Bolton.
AU three of the flnaUsts picked
Kings Mountain’s victory over
Chase. McRae's only miss was
Boston OoUege’s win over Army.
WllUams missed Auburn’s loss to
Wake Forest smd Gregory missed
CherryvUle’s win over Bessemer
Hie UNC-Bast Carolina game,
which ended In a tie, was thrown out.
The ninth contest la Inside today’s
final tally which Is expected to be
completed In the next few days.
Junior, wlU be the Prince. John,
Incidentally, played a mouse In a
production of this play when he was
a chUd here in Kings Mountain.
The step-sisters are Lisa Whitfield
and Debbie Hinson and Florrle
Hamrick Is the step-mother. The
Fairy Godmother wlU be portrayed
by Vivian Duncan.
Galafron and Curdkln are two
courtiers who try to make trouble
for the prince and are played by Jim
Potter and Larry Hamrick.
Dawne BrazeU plays Felicia and
Jewel Warllck la the Queen. The
page is Jimmy Moretz and Patrick
Hamrick Is the herald.
The non-spaklng roles wlU be
announced at a later date.
"Cinderella” wUl be presented In
the Park Grace Auditorium on Dec.
6, 7, and 8 at night with a Sunday
matinee on Dec. 6.
Kings Mountain firemen were
among KM firefighters from the
county who participated In a water
supply exercise Sunday afternoon.
According to city fireman BUI
Herndon, the exercise was
organized by county fire msirshal
Delane Davis. Water was pumped
from Moss Lake to Cleveland Tech,
according to Herndon.
Firemen were caUed to extinguish
a blaze In a trash dumpster Oct. 26
and on Sunday suiswered two caUs,
one at 4:36 p.m. to extinguish a car
blaze In an automobUe owned by Joe
Sanders, 60S N. City St., where there
was approximately <16 damage, and
stood by at 9:46 p.m. at a car wreck
at the corner of King St. and Country
At Oak Grove
Oak Grove Baptist Church has
called Rev. Michael Goudelock'as Its
Rev. Goudelock came on the field
last Monday and preached his first
sermon Sunday morning.
Rev. Goudelock Is a native of
Gaffney and Is a graduate of Gard-
ner-Webb and Southeastern Baptist
Hieologlcal Seminary. He comes to
Oak Grove from Cane Creek Baptist
Church of Hillsborough, N.C.
Rev. Goudelock Is married to the
former Denise Coker of Gaffney.
They have two sons, Jason, five, and
Chuck, nine months.
The annual Rotary Club pancake
and sausage supper wUl be held
from 6:16 to 7:46 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 6
at the Kings Mountain High School
cafeteria. TTckets are <2.26 each.
NO MORE, PLEASE!
The response to the Kings
Mountain Fire Department's
request for Christmas Parade en
tries has been so overwhelming, the
firemen are asking that no more
units or floats enter. Ninety units are
already entered in the annual
parade which is set for November 28
at 4 p.m.
Fifth Wednesday night a covered
dish supper will be held at 7 p.m. at
Bethlehem Baptist Church. The
congregation is Invited to attend.
Gold Star Mothers, Wives,
Daughters, Sisters and Fathers will
be guests of Unit 166, American
Legion Auxiliary, at a covered dish
supper this Thursday night at 6:80
p.m. at the American Legion
Building. Mrs. J.D. Barrett and Mrs.
Charles Hampton have arranged an
entertainment program for the
United Methodist Women of
Central United Methodist Church
will meet Hiursday night at 7:80
p.m. to set up circle schedules for
the year. The meeting will be held at
Thieves vandalized First
Presbyterian Church Offices for the
second time In the past two weeks
Wednesday night, entering through
a window in the church office and
breaking open the desk drawer and
filing cabinets. No cash was tsiken.
Youth of Central United Methodist
Church will hold a Halloween party
tomorrow night from 7 until 8:80
p.m. at the church fellowship hall.
OLD PAPERS WANTED
Jack Kee of Shelby Is interested In
purchasing a copy of the October
1674 Kings Mountain Centennial
edition which was published by The
Herald. His father, Clyde Kee, 72, is
pictured with the Margrace MUl
group which worked at the local
plant In 1680. Call The Herald or
Ruth H. Putnam, 739-6461, If you
have extra copies of this edition and
want to sell them.
TTie ladles auxiliary of Bethlehem
Volunteer Fire Department will
sponsor a bazsuu- and hot dog sale
Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. at the
fire station. Baked goods, pies,
cakes, french fries, drinks, desserts
and other Itenu will be offeied.