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   Gastonia Gazette (Newspaper) - December 12, 1966, Gastonia, North Carolina                                CLOUDY Variable cloudiness and Mtriewhat cooler with occasion- al rain over parLs of stalo to- tight. Low around 30. Cloudy and cool Tuesday. THE GASTONIA GAZETTE "THE PIEDMONT'S GROWING NEWSPAPER" PUBLISHED SEVEN DAYS A WEEK FINAL EDITION GASTONIA, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON. DECEMBER 12. PRICE: Sin3.e Copy IQc D.Mv IS, FIND US Puzzled? Furious? Curious? Let FOCUS knout Call FOCUS at 864-9909 or 864-0300 or write FOCUS, The Gastonia Gazette. your question has reader interest and can be answered, we'll answer it. How would you sell a piece of clolh that was made when Thomas Jefferson was our president? It is made into a beautiful table runner and is of the old home type linen made from flax. I can prove this cloth is 179 years old. M.M.H. A. If you will write to either of the following places they can send an appraiser to your home: Stale Hall of History Museum, 114 W. Edcnlon St., Raleigh, N. C. or Museum of Early American Folk Arts, 49 W. 53rd St., New York, N. Y. Q. Why do the wheels on wagons on television always go backwards? J.A. A. They do not. It is an optical Illusion. Q. What is the population of Beimont? S.H. A. The recent estimation was The population in 1960 was according to City Manager Quay Smith. Q. Why do some of the students at Huss High School get out at 3 p.m. and some at p.m.? H.S. A. Principal Hartley Rolihins says (hat approximately students in distributive education or industrial cooperative training get out of school at 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. to go to their Jobs downtown attend classes part-time and work part- and hus drivers get out at p.m. With these excep- tions, everyone stays until the regular closing time of school. Q. I would like to know why the City wants me to write a letter to Mr. Andrews of the Sanitation Dept. before they will pick up my garbage? They have refused and I live in the citv J.D.S. A. The city does not refuse to pick up garbage unless they and the property owner cannot reach agreement on interpreta- tion of the law. Only In isolated instances for protection of the homeowner or the city would a letter be required. Q. vVhal year did Johnny Branch play for the University of North Carolina and how did he get the name "Old Man Who was coach a[ Carolina at that time? J.K. A. From 19Z9 1931 and his coach was Chuck Collins. The nickname was a play on a "river" runs [aster than "branch" aod Johnny was quite a runner, especially on punt returns. Q. Why do carrier boys have lo deliver such big papers on Wednesday and Thursday? K.M. A. The papers on Wednesday and Thursday are the biggest of the week because of the heavy volume of advertising on those days. The supermarkets and some retail stores like lo ran ads on those days, calling allcnfion lo specials coming up on the weekend. Q. Why does the city wait to put up "Yield" signs at inter- sections until after someone has been killed or a bad accident occurs there? R.F. A. City Police Chief Ernest Rankin said, "We don't wait until there is a death or a bad accident yield signs are posled as sonn as new streets are opened." Q. Why is the abhrevialion Ib. used for pound? W.L. A. The Latin word for pound Is libra, abbreviated Ib. It ac- tually weighed about 12 ounces in modern terms. This abbrevi- ation Ib. results from an error In derivation, since the correct Latin term for one pound was libra pondo literally a pound in weight. Q. Why lias the Siale of North Carolina never paid a bonus to veterans as other stales have done? Even Ihe small state of West Virginia has paid a bonus to veterans and I do not see why North Carolina cnuld not do Ihe same? J.J.W. A. The N. C. General Assembly lias never approved such a bonus. Q. Why do the Rural Police pick up pinball machines .every- where except in Lowell? Nothing is ever done about these ma- chines here, J.J. A. This is inside, the town limits and the Rural Police do not go Inlo the Jurisdiction ot city police unless they are old Captain R. J. Stroup of the Rural Police. Q. How old was Alfalfa of The Little Rascals when he died and what caused his death? C.O. A. Carl "Alfalfa" Swllwr was 32 years ot age when shot to death In the apartment of a friend. Q, What Is the law on dimming Ihe lights on a dual lane or four lane highway? D.A. A. When meeting an automobile, on luny highway, General Statute 20-131 says, the headlamps of an automobile should IMS within 500 feet of oncoming vehicle. EIGHTH B52 RAID REMINDER Only 2 weeks to go until Christmas and the Empty Stock- ing Fund needs more to till stockings (or needy children. Don't forget. Send a donation today. Sunday TWO PAGES Giant Bombers Hit Gia Pass, Stop Attacks By Red Forces Eisenhower Undergoes Surgery By FRANK CAREY WASHINGTON (AP) President Dwight D. Eisenhower went under the sur- geon's knife this morn- ing for removal of the gall bladder which sur- geons say contains "multiple" gall stones. Walter Reed Army Hospital officials announced at a.m. KST that the surgery scheduled for 8 o'clock was already under way. Thus began for the five-star general his second surgical ex- perience in 10 years. It also was Eisenhower's fifth hospitalization for major illness two heart in 11 years. The gall bladder, which lies close lo the liver and is par- tially attached to it, normally acts as a temporary storage plant for a fluid called bile that is manufactured in the liver. Bile, which eventually reaches the intestine, is vital in the food digestion process. Gall stones can impair the gall bladder's normal function: ing, and sometimes even form dangerous road blocks in vari- ous tubes linking the liver, the gall bladder and the intestines. These tubes form Ihe letter Y witli Ihe handle called the com- mon bile into the intestine. Eisenhower, 76, said last Thursday that doctor's didn't wanl Ihe faulty gall bladder in Ills body when he already has a bad- heart. A leam of Army surgeons headed by Lt. Gen. Leonard D. Heaton, the Army's surgeon general, is to perform the op- eration at Walter Reed Army Hospital, expected to take about one ajid one-half hours. Tech- nically, it's called a eholecys- tectomy. Private surgeons say gall bladder surgery is a "low risk" operation for otherwise healthy people. They 'add that while Eisenhower's medical and sur- gical history would naturally "add to the over-all it b by no means unprecedented for a patient with comparable history to come through major surgery successfully. Usual procedure in uncompli- cated gall bladder cases allows Ihe patient to get out of bod the day afler surgery and sit in a chair, or walk a few steps with assistance. Some gall bladder patients are allowed out of bed late in the afternoon of the of the same day following early morning surgery. The hospital said Eisenhower is expected lo remain there for 10 to 14 days following the op- eration. EISENHOWER Avoid the Big Rush KEEPING AN EYE ON VILLAGE A radio operator from the 4lh Battalion of (he 25th US. Infantry Division stands guard while the rest of his company searches for Viet Cong suspects in a village on the northern Second Trip Fotal To Youth Speeding Causes Deaths edge of South Viet Nam's Mekong river delta. The 25ih is evaluating delta conditions before the Americans enter in force (AP Wlrcpholo.) By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jerry Dean Holtsclaw lost his driver's license last week for going 90 miles an hour and he lost his life Saturday night white driving 130 miles an hour with state troopers pursuing him. Hollsclaw, 20, and two other youths were killed as the car went out of control on U. S, 221 near Marion. The three-death accident and several double fatality wrecks Minister Says pushed North Carolina's week- end highway death toll to 21. The Highway Patrol said 567 persons have been killed in North Carolina traffic accidents this year, compared with for Ihe same period last year. Killed in Ihe McDowell Coun- ty accident with Hollsclaw were Mickey Dean Owensby, 17, and Jerry Dean Henline, 18, all of Marion. Highway patrolmen pursuing Hollsclaw's car said it readied a speed of 130 miles Brown Bags Nof As Bad As Bootlegging Bibles SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS READ OUR ADS RALEIGH (API A BapUst minister says that "whatever else we think of it, brown-bag- ging your bottles may not be as offensive to the Almighty as bootlegging your Bibles." The Rev. W. W. Finlator, pas- tor ot Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Ralcign told his con- gregation Sunday it is the obli- gation of North Carolina's leg- islators to update what he termed "outmoded and unwork- able" laws governing alcoholic beverages. "Laws were made for man and not man for he said, "Our present laws on alcoholic beverages don't (all in this cate- gory." The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled recently that the practice ot taking liquor to res- taurants and clubs in a brown bag is illegal. The courl said liquor may be consumed legally only in one's home. Legislative leaders have pre- dicted the 1967 General Assem- bly will clarify the liquor laws. The Rev. Mr. Finlator called upon the wets and drys lo ap- proach the expected overhaul of the liquor laws "with equanim- ity." said the legislator "will have no easy assignment in the next session of Ihe General As- cembly and is deserving of our deepest respect and understand- ing." Paintings Missing PROV1NCETOWN, Mass. (AP) Polirc said Sunday paintings, valued at a quarter of a million dollars were missing from the home of the late artist and teacher Hans Hofmann. A caretaker told police 47 paintings are missing, including some of Hofmann's works. An official of Ihe Chrysler Art Museum in Provincetown was quoted as setting the value at "upwards of Hofmann died at the age of 85 lasl February. His widow lives in New York Cily. Police said trustees ttf the es- tate were expected in Province- town Monday lo make an inven- tory. Hofmann operated an art school In Munich before coming to the United Stales in 1930 lo teach at the University of Cali- fornia at Berkeley, an hour before going out of conrlol on a curve. High speed also was listed as the cause of the accident in which two persons were killed east of Ansonville. They were identified as Doyle Lee Preston, 19, and Richard Junior Mack, 5, of Ansonville. Roy G. McGee, 13, of Rt. 1, Teachey, was killed when Ihe speeding car in which he was riding ran off Ihe road and struck a tree norlh of Wallace, Ihe palrol said. Killed in a (wo-car collision seven miles soulh of Maxlon was Lois Cahwell Haisier, GO, of Wilmington, Everett Gillespie, 55, of Lau- rel Hill, died in Ihe collision of two cars near Laurel Hill. The palrol said the car in which Gillespie was riding skidded in- to the path of another vehicle, A car ran off U. S. 401 near Lmiisburg, hit a tree and caught fire, killing Magdalene Faulkner, 46, of Henderson, Killed in other accidents dur- ing the weekend were: Elizabeth Ann Morgan, 18, of Roanoke Rapids; Donald Keith Webb, 14, of Selma; Charles Howard Smith, 33, and Clinton Barry Smith, 2, both of Rt. 1, Brown Summit; Nathaniel Jo- seph Legrand, 20, and Patricia Ana Mclnlyre, 16, both of Rt. 1, Mount Gilead. Also Cecil James Leonhardt and Lloyd Wally Mom's, 18, both nf Morganton; Coy Jack- sen Fritz, Rt. 2, Levinglon; Larry Beufort Sh o e m a k e r Stalesville; Frank Mob an Manse, Rt. 2, Sloneville; and Edna Holliday, Mount Olive. Charles Taylor, in his 20s, was shot lo death near Silcr Cily Friday nighl. Howard Scot- ten, 30, of Silcr City waa charg- ed with murder. Other Areas ArePounded ByWeapons By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam at Communist forces believed readying another drive south, U.S. B52 Stratoforts bombed the Mu Gia Pass in North Viet Nam today and the demili- tarized zone between North and South Viet Nam Sunday. The giant eight-engine bomb- Dynamiting Triggers Violence WADESBORO, N. C. (AP) The dynamiting of the automo- bile of a Negro soldier married lo a white girl in Germany trig- gered a brief flury of violence in Wadesboro dui'ing the week- end. No one was injured and State Bureau of Investigation agents and additonal State Highway Patrolmen quickly were called in. Wadesboro police said all was quiet in the Negro section of town Sunday night and early to- day. A 1963 car belonging to Army Sgt. Ernest Hailey was dyna- mited about p.m. Satur- day night. Hailey and his wife wore at Ft. Riley, Kan., where he now is stationed. The car was parked in frnnt of Ms parents' home, where the couple had visited for a few weeks last month. The dynamiting was followed by a flurry of sniper fire (lur- ing the early morning hours Sunday. Police sad Ihree cars riiven by while men were fired on by shotgun snipers a few blocks from Hie Lexie Hailey home. None of the five people in the (hreo cars was injured. I.exie Hailey said he and his wife, their son and daughter and four grandchildren were at home when the car was dyna- mited. "The house shook and some of (he windows were Hailey said. "I don't know to save my life why anyone would do this, I just don't know why." Hailey said his son had been in the Army about five years and was married last June. Wadesboro, a lown with a populalion of some is lo- cated some 50 miles southeast of Charlotte, scene of a car dy- namiting last Wednesday at Ihe home of a while man who re- fuser! to oppose desegregation of his neighborhood. ers, each carrying up to 27 tons of bombs, struck at a mile-long stretch of the mountains pass through which the North Viet- namese filter into Laos and down to South Vietnam. The B52s attacked Communist concentrations Sunday in the demilitarized zone seven miles north of the U.S. Marine strong- hold known as the Rockpile. The attack on Ihe Mu Gia Pass was the eighth B52 raid on the North Vietnam and the first since Oct. 10. Tlie B52s had not hit Ihe demilitarized zone in al- mosl two monlhs, although oth- er U.S. planes have pounded it repeatedly. In other developments: more American combat infantrymen .arrived in Vietnam lo bolster U.S. strength here to mon. warships of the Thai navy arrived in Saigon lo acid to Thailand's coufrihulion lo Ihe allied side, Thailand previously sent two C123 transport planes. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge left by plane for the United Stales lo spend the Christmas holidays with his family. Lodge lias scoffed at speculation that he would not return. U.S. Navy spokesman said some North Vietnamese MIG pilots duck across the bor- der of Red China to escape pur- suit by American jet fighters. "Certainly I am positive that in some cases, when they de- cide lo retreat, they go the spokesman said. He added, however, that he had no in- formation that the North Viet- namese are using bases in Chi- na either to launch aerial mis- sions or as a sanctuary. In ground action, South Viet- namese infantrymen beat back three assaults today by an esti- mated Viet Cong battalion about 500 men in two and a half hours of fighting 44 miles southwest of Saigon. Vietnam- ese headquarters said the gov- ernment forces look light casu- alties and killed 20 of the at- tackers. A reinforced platoon of up let 50 men from the U.S. 1st Infan- try Division suffered heavy casualties Sunday in a fievca fight with an enemy force of unknown size about 10 miles north of Tay Ninh City. A U.S. spokesman said 26 .Communists were killed. The clash Svas in War Zone C, about 40 miles northwest of Saigon, an area of heavy fighting in Operation At- tleboro last month. Ground fighting elsewhere was small and scattered, both the U.S. and Vietnamese mili- tary commands reported. U.S. headquarters announced that 442 American planes and four helicoplers have been lost over North Vietnam since Ihe start of the air offensive in Au- gust 1964. Over Soulh Vietnam, headquarters said, 141 U.S. planes have gone down in com- bat and more than 240 helicop- lers have been lost since Janu- ary 1961. Over North Vietnam, U.S. jet fighter bombers flew through thunderstorms and low clouds Sunday on 85 bombing missions; Pilots reported destroying or damaging seven bridges, 13 junks and barges, an antiair- craft gun sile, 16 staging and storage areas, and two bridges northwest ot Dong Hoi. The B52 raid on the Mu Gia Pass was the third by the huge bombers on this key target. Tha Look Here! Two persons died violently in Gaslon County over the week- end, one a pedestrian hit by a truck and (he other in an auto- mobile accident. See story, page IB. Basil Whilener, speaking in Shelby lo realtors, said the Con- gress is aware of problems in the construction business. Contents of his speech are on page 8A. A slinging indictment of the Johnson administration's conduct of Ihe war in Viet Nam is being prepared by the Senate Armed Services Preparedness Committee. The investigators think the cost is loo high in lives and money. Allen and Scott give details on the editorial page (page 4A'. -ft Anil other features can be found on Ihcse pages: Ask Andy 7B Astro Guide 9A Bridge.................... 10B Classified.................. 8-9B Comics 7B Crossword Puzzle 10B 2A Editorials 4A Movies 6B Sports 2-3B TV 6B Woman's News 6-7A Activities In Our Area MONDAY Management Ciub Ladies Night, Hunter Huss High School. 7 Christmas Party, Gasion Country Club. 7 Optimist Club, Holiday Inn. 7 Association of Greater Gastonia Christ-' mas Party, Carolina Restaurant. 7 Grove VFD Annual Meeting at the stalion. Math for Parents, Grier School. Roper Circle, Loray Baptist Church, Caro- lina Restaurant. 8 Anonymous, AH Saints Episcopal. New Hops- Rd. TUESDAY Club, Masonic Temple. Life Insurance Company Christmas Party, Carolina Restaurant. 7 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Club, Health De- partment. 7 Math for Parents, Grier School. 7 Management Institute Certification Dinner, Howard Johnson Restaurant. Lions Club, Masonic Temple. Workers Ciass, Loray Bnptltl, Carolina Restaurant. All Saints Episcopal, New Hope Rd. 8 Program, St. Michael's School. Public invited.   

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