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   Gastonia Gazette (Newspaper) - December 8, 1966, Gastonia, North Carolina                                CLOUDY Variable cloudiness, unseason- ably mild through Friday. Lows tonight around 55, liigh today near 70. THE GASTONIA GAZETTE "THE PIEDMONT'S GROWING NEWSPAPER" Today's The Empty Stocking Fund lagging and only e handful of shopping days remaining be- fore Christmas. The Salvation Army needs an idea of how much can be counted on for 1U cheer program. Make your con- tribution today. See Page IB. PUBLISHED SEVEN DAYS A WEEK FINAL EDITION GASTONIA, N, C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 8, 1966 PRICE; N.wtitond SingU Copy lOc Doily, lie Sunday 3 PAGES FIND US Puzzled? Furious? Curious? Let FOCVS know. Call FOCUS at S64-9909 or 864-5900 or write FOCUS, The Gastonia Gazette. Ij your question has reader interest and can be answered, we'll ansioer it. Q. What National League team has won the most World Series over the years? C.C. A. St. Louis with seven Series won. Q. Why does the city traffic department keep the "Right Turn Only" sign at South and Main? No buses park on Main so it there's no reason for the sign there's no other ob- struction. A. Ken Heavener, acting director of Public Works, said, "The traffic pattern is such that a "right turn lane only" is warranted at this intersection." Q. Could Focus print a pic- hire of Doris Day? She is my favorite movie star. P.L. A. We're happy to print this picture for you. Q. What is a light year? J.A. A. A light year Is a unit of measurement adopted tor measuring distances of stars from Ihe earth. These distances are so vast Hint it is impossible to measure them conveniently in miles. A light year is the distance 11 lakes light to travel In a year at a speed of miles per second. This figures to approximately six million million miles. DORIS DAY Q. How many telephones are in use in Gaslon County? M.C. A. According to Southern Bell, the number is Q. Can the City of Gastonia be held liable for damage done to an automobile caused by striking one of the many large holes opened up for sewer installation on the lower Dallas Road or any'other slreet in Gastonia? R.B. A. City Attorney Mack Holland said, "Yes, under certain factual situations. Under certain other factual situations, the inswer would be no." Obviously, any type of legal action which might be considered would differ according to Hie facts involved. Q. I understand there is a book on etiquette by Emily Post. Where can this book be purchased? L. M. A. The Book Shell, Inc., 103 W. Main Ave. Q. I would like to know if It has ever been determined where the Brown Mountain Lights come from? J.S.S. A. Conjecture Is the lights are caused by gases in the afmo- however, It has never been proven. Q. I would like lo know if there was a sound track made for the movie "Wild Angels" and where I could buy it? S.K.L. A. Yes. It is available at The Music Box In Gnsfouia and possibly other record counters. :Q. Is it true lhat, beginning Jan. I, the Gaslon County Health Department will make everyone quit burning coal in Iheir heaters and start using some other type of fuel? E.B. A. "No. Definitely said BUI Kelly, sanitarian in air pollution control of the Health Department. This reference Is apparently made to the 'partial ordinance advertised In The Gazette, which must be advertised for 30 days prior to enactment. As a means of air pollution control, the ordinance docs state that (rash burned In (lie county will be by permit only. A copy nf the complete ordinance may be obtained either at the Health Department or tlie Courthouse. Q. Is Dallas Township going to get a new high school? When and where will it he located? S.B. A. Yes. It is nut known yet where nor when. Sites are being studied and a decision Is expected "very according to the comity school administration office. A "fair giiess" Is tlial it will be complcled within two years. Q. How do you become a citizen of the United Stales of America? C.N. A. If not born a citizen, nnc becomes a ellizcn by a process called naturalization. An immigrant may apply for citizenship living liere for three years, if married to a person who is already a citizen, or aflcr live years it not married lo a citizen. Citizenship by naturalization is simple in principle, but there are many possible variations. For that reason, the Immigration and Naturalization Service prefers to answer specific questions. Offi- cials of federal court in Charlotte, where naluralizallon cere- monies arc held, say the regional office for Immigration and Naturalization Is In Norfolk, Va. Application lorms, petition fnrrm, and aids for preparation for citizenship are available from lhat office, also. Q. What does Ihe word "Boola" mean? N.N.G. A. Yale University Glee Club Director, Fcnno Heath, said, "To my knowledge tlic word "Boola" was coined by "Pop" llirsch, the composer of Ihe Yale lighting song, as a kind of nonsense tound. H may be loosely associated with the Yale Bowl, football, or (he Yale bulldog." Q. What Is the highest score ever recorded in a basketball game? D.H. A. The hlgheit icore In a pro basketball game wai 113 by (he Boston Celtics lit 1959. Q. What has happened to Al Hirt on TV? A. Hlrt starred In a summer replacement show for .Tackle Gleason lii 1965. Since tint time he hoi limited himself to 
                            

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