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Gastonia Gazette (Newspaper) - August 20, 1967, Gastonia, North Carolina Solve Dollar words today grab prize cloudiness variable cloudiness with scattered mostly afternoon and eve Ning thundershowers and continued warm through today. Highs 77-84 in the mountains and around 90 elsewhere. The Gastonia Gazette the Piedmont s growing newspaper focus concerned about the Way of your a Money i being want to know Obj it i being spent that Way or whether it has a be spent that Wayt find out Call us Call focus for the answer. Published seven Days a week Gastonia n. A sunday morning August 20, 1967 Price newsstand single copy Loc daily 15e sunday 7 68 pages find us puzzled furious curious let focus know. Call focus at 864-9909 or 864-9900 or write Gastonia Gazette. If your question has Reader interest and can be answered Well answer it. Q. Does Gastonia have a girls club if not How do we get one started . A. Gastonia has from time to time had girls clubs. However if the Type of club to which you refer is one that would be open to All Young girls in the City and would provide them with a place to go for recreation creative work projects and guidance there does not appear to be one in the City. Organizations such As the . Do have programs for girl members and Many churches have activities for their girls. Many people who were contacted feel that a girls club would be a Good idea. It is simply a matter of having someone Start one. Several of the men s clubs in town such As the optimists have a boy s club. Perhaps in time the women clubs either singly or collectively could do the same for the girls. J. D. Badger City recreation director Laid that his department is More than willing to help anyone who would undertake to form a girls club As Long As it com plied with the City ordinances. We want to do All that is possible for our Young people. With their cooperation we can do said Badger. Q. What is the City planning to do about the problems we Are having with All of these danger Ous Railroad Crossings it seems that something ought to be done and fast. 1c. A. The City is going to do something about it and Accord ing to Richard Earl Thomas City councilman appointed by the mayor to head up a com Mittee to study the Railroad crossing situation it is going to be done in this administration. Councilman Thomas informed focus that the Council and the mayor have taken a firm stand and Are proceeding in what we feel is the Correct manner in order to present a Good Case before the officials the flares local musical group waded through stiff Competition in Boston to wind up in the final 10 in the National Battle of the bands contest sat urday night. Following the first night of Competition the Battle of the bands champions of 30 states had been reduced to 15. The next round eliminated five More. When the smoke had cleared Gastonia s flares champions of North Carolina were still in the running along with the Cham pions of Idaho Utah new Jer sey Texas Michigan Wisconsin Colorado and Massachusetts. Those 10 began further eliminations in the Semi finals Satur Day afternoon at with six slated to be eliminated. The four finalists were Given 20 minutes each to prove themselves Best. Sponsored by the United states chamber of Commerce this is the first Battle of the bands Ever to be held on a National scale. Judges were Joe Taras of Bill Board Magazine David Carico of Bell records Dan Davis of Ria Les Paul and Max Drongo of guitar manufacturing association. Judging was based on 40 Points musical Talent. 30 Points for showmanship 20 Points for appearance and 10 Points for audience Appeal. Edward Blair is Leader of the flares and the other eight Mem Bers Are David Floyd Wayne Sigmon Molly Howard Gary Mauney Tim Frye Johnny Ca Shatt Lillian Clemmer and Toni Cloninger. Word from Boston has been that people at the National con test were highly complimentary of the flares. Fact is they reportedly made such a Good impression that several big name companies asked them to c u t some records. They were interviewed by a representative from Decca rec ords and Les Brown invited them to Cut a record with him and his famous band of the flares got to Boston and the National contest by Captur ing the North Carolina title some months ago in Durham. Campaign of terror mapped by Viet Cong Brenda Davidson is textile Queen councilman Thomas of the Southern railway. Before anything can be determined it will be necessary to take a traffic count at these Crossings. New equipment has been ordered and we will proceed As soon As it can be set up. What has happened t happen in a Day and it cannot be corrected in a Day. We feel sure that the Southern railway would like to cooperate and we plan to present them with the facts As soon As they Are q. Has the Oriental restaurant in Charlotte reopened if not when will it open . A. The restaurant has not opened As yet. As was reported earlier in focus the target Date Lor opening was nov. I. How Ever owner Wing k. We informed us that due to delays it May take a Little longer. Q. What state holds the record for having the most miss americas selected from its delegates to the National pageant . A. California and Pennsylvania share the record of five each out of 39 miss America pageants. Q. What is the fastest and most powerful plane in the United states a. The most powerful aircraft Ever built in the United states ii the Delta Wing six engine North american xb-70a Valkyrie which was first shown in Palmdale Cal. On May 11, 1964. On May 7, 1961 it attained an Altitude of feet and reached a Speed of More than twice that of sound. Q. If a Man feels strongly against killing people does he have to go into the army . A. A Young Man who is eligible for the draft and who strongly objects to the idea of killing people should report to the draft Board requesting forms to apply As a conscientious objector. His application will be reviewed by the draft Board and its members Basing their decision on the information which he sup plies will determine his classification. Q. How Long have people been Canning food . A. The history of Canning dates Back to the late 1700s when Napoleon i of France offered a prize for a simple method of preserving foods. Nicolas App Crl a French Candy maker having decided that air caused food to spoil developed a Glass Container for use to preserving food. At the same Lime Peter Durand developed what we know today As canisters. Q. My neighbor told me i could take a two cent tax credit for every gallon of gasoline i use for my boat. Is he right . A. Yes he is. As a in Loci of fact you and your neighbor deduct two cents for each gallon of gasoline you use not Only for your motor boat or plane but for your Power Lawn Mower As Well. Q. How do you obtain a Job As a dorm Mother at a College or a private school what Are the and who do you while to . A . Doris my Couloy personnel Elf Lucr in charge of recruitment placement at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill informed focus that anyone1 interested in becoming Dormi tory hos leu it would make application to the Ducaa of women or Dean of Slid Cut affairs at the school in which is interested she mid that women under 60 years of age who have no family Ere eligible for Tucio positions and that those with College background experience arc preferred. Also it la fell Hal women who have put their own children through Cill Csc and have had Iril hand experience in dealing with persons of thai group do Well in Mihcic several schools Oiler a dormitory Hoilen training program among hem Purdue Cornell and Iho univ rally of North Carolina j. By Paul Smith Gazette staff reporter mount Holly Brenda Davidson the current miss clo ver won the title of miss South Ern textile Here last night. Throwing her hands to her face and jumping into the air i must Sallie Thomason current miss Kannapolis was first runner up and Terri Culp miss it pleas ant was second runner up. Miss Davidson placed in the top five in the grape festival of 1966 and in the top 10 in the 1967 Watermelon festival in Pageland s. C. She is the daughter of or. And . 0. C. Davidson and was chaperoned by Delois Davidson. The Clover Jaycees sponsored the new miss textile. After her Talent Competition a hawaiian Gourd dance in rhythm with a blazing fire Baton miss Davidson talked about the miss Southern textile is one difference _ she commented. I m competing with North Carolina girls. They Are new to she catching her breath after the exotic Baton routine but they re wonderful really won As the audience crowded the mount Holly High school auditorium stage to congratulate miss Davidson she signed Auto graphs and talked of her future i be been working As a Den Tal assistant and i plan to enter the University of North Carolina and become a dental hygienist. I Hope to travel and see foreign places. Every girl should com plete her education before mar she explained. After much deliberation and adding Points the panel of five judges selected five finalists Marcia Jean Ross miss North Mecklenburg Sally Stowe miss Belmont and misses Davidson Culp and Thomason. Miss Davidson won her title last night wearing a White bark textured Satin and lace fashion on Empire lines. The bodice had Over Blouse of Chan Tilly lace ribbon embroidered and studded with sequins. It had a deep scoop neckline held with a Bow of Satin in the Back. The skirt was of a simple a line design. Her swim suit was of the Princess style Rose Pink with a Low scooped neckline. Her costume for her Baton twirling Talent Peice was made of a fluorescent material with Floral design. A Brown haired Beauty weighing 115 pounds and measuring 36-24-37, miss Davidson is 5-4 and has Blue eyes. She is 19 and just graduated from Clover High school where she was a member of the student Council a majorette member of the glee club the Carousel Princess miss Blue Eagle and Tri county Fra sweetheart. About 250 attended the pageant an activity Back stage was hectic As Roan Ronald and Jim Frazier co chairmen for the event tried to keep track of who was doing what. Other Jaycees including Allen Daven port and Nat Murphy also paced Back and Forth Back stage. Wrong contestants it s a Little hard to explain but we re going to try. We re speaking of the Story in yesterday s Gazette concerning the miss Gastonia pageant. If the names of the contestants seemed confusing but familiar there was a reason. As embarrassing As it is we must confess that we listed last year s con Testant. The reporter in writing the Story picked up a copy of last year s program. The paper had already been printed before the mistake was caught. Outia mini by Piui Smitn the new first Baptist Gazelle photo by Mark Beau Ciamp for almost 10 months the congregation of first Baptist Church has worshipped each sunday morning in the Webb theater. But today things will be different. Renovation of the Church began last october has been completed and the Happy Folk of first Baptist will worship again for the first time in their new Sanctuary. A baptismal service will be held at the 11 . Worship hour with the lord s supper to be administered at the evening service. The renovated Sanctuary will be dedicated in september states the Rev. A. Douglas Aldrich d.d., pastor. Debbie Froneberger miss Gastonia crowned by Chris Collins Gazette staff reporter Deborah Ann Froneberger a pretty Blue eyed blonde was named miss Gastonia of 1968 last night in ceremonies at Hunter Huss High school. The 18-year-old Huss High graduate captivated the packed audience each tune she appeared on stage and scored More Points than the seven Young ladies with whom she competed for the coveted title. As she was crowned by Caro Lyn Jeannette Huggins miss Gastonia of 1967, the new miss Gastonia beamed. Tears streamed Down her face As she walked Down the ramp and extended her hand to a receptive audience. Overjoyed and hardly Able to talk Debbie As she prefers to be called said about to also beaming were her parents or. And . Ralph j. Froneberger of mount Olivet hd., Gastonia re. It s really a thrill. I can t explain Frone Berger said. It feels exclaimed Debbie s Boyfriend Wayne Lee. I m really proud of her. I was hoping she would get it and knew All the time she had what it first runner up was Candace Elizabeth Candy i Shermer is daughter of or. And . B. C. Shermer of 3207 Union re. Sec Ond runner up was Lynn Lucas Mason 18. Daughter of or. And . R. H. Mason 415 Collier St. Miss Froneberger plans to enter Gaston College this fall As a special student in music. She has studied the accordion look Here not All scientists Are working on Moon rockets. A lot of them Are trying to help the police with such coming wonders As heat cameras sleep guns nerve Gas in Spray cans and National com Puter networks. The latest thinking in the constant War on crimes May be found on 5d. Clark air base in the Philippines is the biggest overseas . Air Force base. It has everything from maids to Golf courses but the War in Vietnam poses a threat to the Security of the americans stationed there. Story is on Page 4d. Tryon Palace in new Bern has helped to weave the history 01 North Carolina. Murder occurs in the Kitchen and revolutionists sell the contents of the House at Public auction. Alice Angler has the Story on Page 1-b. Other news and features May be found on Astro guide. Movies weekender and 8c Best of abby.6b museum news 5d business notes 7a neighbors.3b classified 4-7c Piedmont personality.4d crossword 41 sports 1-3c deaths 2a Stock Market a Dollar words 4b to weekender editorials 2-jd woman s b activities in our area for 10 years and has deft fingers on the keyboard As was witnessed last night. For her Talent Competition Debbie performed a Medley which included the popular edelweiss. She was a hit with the audience which responded with loud applause three times. Her costume for the musical number was Swiss in style and made by her Mother. It consisted of a White Long sleeve Blouse knee length Black skirt with a yellow band and color de Hose. A 1967 graduate of Hunter Huss High. Miss Froneberger is known for her Many appear ances in Talent shows and musicals As Well As for her accordion playing at parties. Her senior year she was voted the most artistic and talented senior superlative and she was the Winner of the miss Huss pageant. Not Only is she adept with the accordion but she also paints. Five of her o n Oil paintings hang in the Frone Berger Home. She also enjoys horseback Riding. As miss Gastonia Debbie receives a scholarship from the Jaycees and their patrons and numerous gifts from local merchants. First runner up miss Sher Mer receives a scholar ship. Miss Mason second run Ner up gets. A scholarship of for her Talent Competition miss Shermer presented a dra Matic narrative of her own composition based upon Ruth Draper s Miner s the monologue enacted the displeasure of an English wife who is angered at her husband s Lack of support for his family and her extreme grief and Hor ror when he is brought up dead from a mine Cave in. Disruption election is planned by Lewis Gulick Washington a . Officials reported preliminary e v i d e Nee saturday of Viet Cong plans to mount a terror Campaign aimed at disrupting the september election in South Viet Nam. Communist harassment could include attempts to assassinate opposition candidates and blame the killings on the present military regime whose leaders Are running for office the officials said. Chief of state Nguyen Van thick and prime minister Nguyen Cao by Are the front runners in a Field also including 10 civilian slates. The civilian candidates have been accusing the government of sabotaging their campaigns. Washington authorities be Lieve the murder last dec. 7 of a leading anti Junta member of the constituent Assembly Tran Van Van was the work of the Viet Cong. And they say some. 30 candidates were assassinated during last Spring s election of South vietnamese to local offices. The officials said a number of recent Viet Cong defectors and prisoners reported having received orders to disrupt the National governmental elections slated for sept. 3. Communist Broad casts condemning the elections and the past pattern of Viet Cong led washing ton authorities to expect a wave of terrorist acts during the final few Days of the political Campaign. It is anticipated that the harassment will be aimed both at candidates and at keeping Vot ers away from the polls. The officials also told news men . Government is Tak ing no position on whether the elections should be postponed a month As proposed by sen. Jacob k. Javits. H-n.y., and some of the South vietnamese civilian candidates. However the South Vietnam Ese campaigners appear to be quite Active in the few weeks allowed for politicking. The elec Tion machinery is geared to the sept. 3 Date and it would be difficult to postpone. American ambassador at Saigon Ellsworth Bunker was not interfering in South vietnamese internal affairs with his wednesday statement term ing the election Campaign fair so far. Civilian candidate Tran Van Huong has charged Bunker with siding with the military regime again is allegations by opposing candidates of govern mental harassment. Miss Southern textile a Ronda Davidson is town alter being crowned miss Southern textile in mount Holly Lull neg he. She is to. Reigning Musj Clover. Sunday 11 . 50th anniversary Homecoming South Marietta Street Baptist Church. Service followed by picnic and historical program. At Schilc museum of natural history continuing until . Was Lynn youth chorus concert first was Cyan methodist Church. I monday . Noon clubhouse. . Certoma club Holiday inn. . Sing out practice Jaycee building Clay is. 7 . Likening Optimist club Holiday inn. 8 . Alcoholics Ammy All saints episcopal Church miss Gastonia Debbie Fronc Herger Center holds her trophy Ami wears the Crown of miss Gas Onla after winning the coveted tide last night she is ranked at Tell by the Lynn Maun and at Herlem Kcjr runner up Candy Shermer

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