Gastonia Gazette (Newspaper) - March 9, 1964, Gastonia, North Carolina
CITY EDITION THE GASTONIA GAZETTE FOUNDED mo SECTION 1 Mon., March 9, 1964 SECTION B CLASSIFIED COMICS ST. MICHAEL'S GIVES HOOTENANNY Some 170 persons turned out Sunday for an Open House program at St. Michael's parochia tmirs the On Schedule At Duke University Little Vicki Wray Gets Ready For Eye Operation By RAY JIMISON Gazette County Editor BOWLING GREEN, S. C. Everything was on schedule this morning as litlle Vicki Wray was prepared surgeiy. .The lasl word from Duke Uni- versity Hospital was that Vieki was on schedule. Surgery, to remove her only re- maining eye, was scheduled to start at a.m. It was not known how long she would be in the operating room. One official said the' operation was expected to take quite some time. Thus, the parents, Robert and Doris Wray, could do nothing more than await the outcome. TEARS AND MONEY Removal of Vicki's left eye culminates a saga that brought fears and money -from thousands of people over North America at Christmas. It was the last Christmas that Vicki was to ever see and it ap- peared then that ishe would be living in a world of darkness when Santa arrived. Bul, doctors decided against the operation at this time, thus al- lowing her to see one more Christmas. A touched natron re- sponded with relief. However, they also sent gifts, toys, and money to the tune of nearly Vicki has eight other brothers and sisters and her father was bringing home less than a week from his textile job in Clover. Doctors attempted a daring ex- periment in January in a last ef- fort to save the eye. A new serum was injected into Vicki's neck but It failed to halt the' spreading cancer. FAttED Last month, when doctors checked her progress, they found that the experiment did not work. In- fact, they Wund a spreading cancer that was already eating around the eyeball, causing the backside to bleed. So it was that surgery wns scheduled for this morning io lake the eye out. Vicki suffers with retina glas- toma, o fast-spreading cancer that originates from tumors of the eyes. It is necessary to remove the eyes to halt the cancer's spread. That's why the right eye was taken out last July. By slowing the creeping cancer, doctors hoped to prolong the little girl's life. Vicki's eyesight had been fail- ing since Christmas and the February examination revealed tilat she only had limited vision. Her parents said she kept falling over things at home as it became more difficult for her to see. March 27 will be Vicki's. third birthday anniversary. However, the parents arranged a birthday party1for her last Saturday. She had two cakes, some gilts, and about 50-60 guests, mostly chil- dren of the 'Bowling Green com- munity. GOOD PARTY Newspaper and television re- porters were on hand. So Captain Wlntly of WBTV who came to sing (o VIckl. Captain Windy brought along a real clown to liven np Hie occasion. H was a good party, held in the backyard on a bright, warm day. It was the last birthday cake Vicki was to ever see. Following today's surgery, Vick will remain in the hospital for an undetermined amqunt of lime Then, she will be brought back to her home in Bowling Green Her brothers and sisters wi) have to be constant companions then since she won't be able tr get around on her own in her new world of darkness. There is virtually no chance Vicki can survive the cancer With the removal of the eye, the next phase will be solely con cerned with prolonging her life. Vicki received letters from vir tually every state in the Union and from Mexico and Canada Gifts also poured in from ever; seclion. Fund-raising drives de retoped in the Deep South, the North, and on the West Coast. Vicki's father recently went to work in a Gaslonia textile mil afler he was reportedly laid off in Clover. The removal of the eye woi end the saga of Vicki Ray There's yet another chapter to he written. That will be tha fina one. Beer Cases Head Lincoln Court LINCOLNTON Twelve cases involving whiskey and beer have been scheduled for recorders court "jury trial, which starts Tuesday. Judge John Friday is expected to hear eight of the cases Tues- day and the others on Wednes- day. Facing charges are Gene Tur- ner, Woodrjiw Crouse, Thomas F. Moore, Weldon Burton, Tom- mie (Bonnie) McMurry and Tommy Ray Williams for pos- session of non-tax paid whiskey. Moore also faces charges of possession of whiskey for sale ten faces a second charge of possession of whiskey for ale along with Mr. and Mrs. Rich- ard Mays, Willie Mae Mauney and Edgar A. Mauney. Meet Your Concer Workers J. K. Long Will Head Small Business Group J. K. Long III lias been named chairman of the Small Business Division o! HID Cancer Crusade, it was announced today by Garland Atkins, general chairman. Mr. will he in charge of raising funds from all the smaller businesses In Gas- tonia. Ills goal tins year is The Cancer drive will bo conducted during the month of April in Gaston County. The county-wide goal Is 000. J. K. Long HI is associated wllh his father at Carolina Cotton Cfnssirig Agency Inc. He attended local schools and High Point College. He. Is married Io the former Becky Marlcy. They have two sons, Kelly and Alec. The Longs ore members of the First Methodist Church. He Is a member of (he Gas- tonln Jayccc Board of Di- rectors. This Is the first announce- ment of division chairman since It wns announced last week Ihnl Gnrland Atkins wns heading up the crusndc. The for the klckoff dinner to begin Ihe cnm- palgn will be a n n o u need later this week, Atkins said today. "We hope (o put as many people to work for the Can- cer Crusnde as he said. The state-wide goal Is Hits year. ,T. K. LONG lit An even 50 cases have been docketed for this two day jury trial session with charges rang- ing from speeding to bastardy to assault on a female to assault with a. deadly weapon. Twenty-one jurors have been selected, to attend the trinls, They are North Jones, Mrs. Ruffin Self. Earl L. Avery, Mrs. Grady. Cathey, Jack A. Thompson, B. P. Coslner Jr., Mrs. John Echrum, J. B. Houser, Fred Dysart, Frank W. Sain, Wilford Reel, Vincent Howard, Alex Robinson, Fred Crump, Archie Keever, S. Richbourg Sr., Farrell Johnson, Glenn Del- linger, J. Carl Helms, L. Hal Heafner and Wesley 0. Houser. Court will get underway at 9 a.m. Gaston County Spelling Bee Set March 23 DALLAS The Gasfon County Spelling Bee will be held here Monday night, March 23. The county's lop spellers will assemble in (he Dallas High School Auditorium for the elimi- nation. The last student stand- ing will be declared the winner and will participate later in Charlotte at the area elimina- tions. Sam C, Rhyne, assistant super- intendent of county schools, ex- pects around 20 students to take part. These will he Individual winners from schools In the county system. Candidate Will Speak in Kings Mtn. rJINGS MOUNTAIN-ResIdents here will get their first visit from a candidate for the office oi Lieutenant Governor, when Rob- ert W (Bob) Scott speaks at the ann.ua! farmer's night banquet at the Woman's Club Tuesday. Scott will be the keynoter at the banquet, which will honcr farmers froni around Kings Moun- tain. Tlic dinner meeting will gel underway at 7 p.m. Scott is the son of the late for mor governor and senator W. Kcrr Scott. TWO GASTONIANS KILLED IN TRAIN-OAR COLLISION Sabin Polio Vaccine Is Safe, Sure A campaign to inform every >erson in Gaston County ahou he Sabln oral polio vaccine is conducted by the Gaston County Medical Society as it pre oares for the first Stop Polio Sunday, March 22. Dr. Andrew C. Miller of Gas Ionia is chairman of the Polic Steering Committee of Ihe Medi cal Society. He said today that ilans. to inform the public include '.he use of newspapers, radio, and :elevision. In addition, thousands of question and answer folders about the polio program will be distributed through civic and coin- nullity clubs, churches, and re ail stores which will use ther.e "olders 'as "pack-out slips" in grocery and other purchase bags. Leaflets explaining the impor- ance of faking the Sabin vac- cine on March 22 will be dis- ributcd throughout Gaston Coun- ty by a Gastonia soft drink hot Icr (Coca-Cola) which will take hem to each of its soft drink machine locations. Doctors anc pharmacists will also have copies of these leaflets for their patients and customers. Posters reminding citizens ol :he March 22 Stop Polio Sundas vill be seen throughout the county on telephone and light poles and n store windows and offices. Boy Scouts will help with the setting out of these posters. Smaller bul ctin board posters will be dis- >layed in mills and other business irms. Some Gaston County mer- chanls will use Slop Polio Sun- days reminder slips in their reg- ilar billing. Members of the Gaslon County Medical Sociely are already busy making personal explanations of he program at all civic and com munity club and PTA meetings, 3r, Miller said. Any club desir- ng a doctor to make a five-min- ile explanation of the Sabin oral wlio. vaccine may call UG4-4Q31 3olio Headquarters, and make ar- rangements for such a presenta- ion. "We are taking every step we know to make sure no person can say he did not know about the Stop Polio Sundays on March 22 April 19, and May Dr. Miller said.--- Polio vaccine centers, where he Sabiu vaccine will be given on a sugar cube, will be set up in 6 schools in Gaslon County. It will take only a few minutes to receive the vaccine, which is asteiesa and perfectly safe for anyone over the aga of three inonths Jo lake. Cab Driver Is Injured In Accident CLOVER, S.C. A 43-year-old .incolnton, N.C., laxi driver was njured near here Sunday- night vhen his cab careened out of con- rol, left cht highway and plum- meted down an embaiikmenl, A. A. Thomas, with a broken eg and multiple lacteralions, had o be taken from the demolished talion wagon by members of the Clover Rescue Squad. He was rushed Io Gaslon Me- morial Hospital in Gastonia where e was given emergency treat- ment and admitted. Highway Patrolman Billy 'core, who was at the scene, said ie cab ran off the highway onto ie right shoulder. The driver evi- .enlly jarkcd Ihe vehicle back nto Ihe road. The cab then ca- eened across the highway and an down an embankment and nlo a field where it overturned. The accident took place around :30 p.m. on Highway 49 in front f Chambers Store near Bethel lin. Thomas was alone in the 'lymouth. He was not trapped in he wreckage, but was unable to get out under his own poiver. Dr. Benson Is Kiwanis Speaker Dr. C. Robert Benson, prosi- ent of Gaston College, will be pcakcr at p.m. Tuesday at lasonic Temple before the r meeting of the Gastonia Ki- >anis Club, discussing plans for, ie college's opening next fall, ogether with facilities and I'oiirs- s of study. Grier Pre-School Clinic April 9 Tlic Beginner's Day schedule for Grier School wns listed in- correctly jn Sunday's Gazelle. The prc-schnnl clinic will he held iit the school on April 0 0 run. Snllyc Thaler will he Publin Ik-.-ilMi Nurse In clmrgc. SKIPPER AND HIS RUDDIES Hie Q. H. Dale children, Julie (3) and Jimmy (13) hug their St. Bernard, Skipper. The 175- pound dog, called all dog by Dale, has got to go but the new owner had belter listen to a sari tale. (Photo by Gary Martin.) BUT HE EATS LIKE A HORSE 175-Pound St. Bernard Dog Can Be Yours-Free By GAHY MARTIN Anybody want a 175-pound SI. Bernard dog? Less Uie cask? There is only one qualifica- tion. You must have a suitable place to keep him and treat him with the kindness and love he lias been used to gelling from the family of Defective Sgt. Q. II. Dale of the rural police, KALE SAID Ihe dog is three years old, eats about five pounds of dog food, plus all the scraps from Hie table each week. He drinks gallons of water and L? as "gentle as a lamb." However, Skipper, as he is af- fectionately called, doesn't know his own power. "He is 175-pounds of real Dale said. To give the new owner (bless his soul) some of Skipper's his- tory so he can't soy Dale didn't tell him, here's an insight on the facilities he must possess for ownership: The other day Skipper was lying on the floor of Ihe kitchen snoozing as he usually does. A lady came to the back door to deliver a magazine Io Mrs. Dale. The outside door was open, leaving the screen latched. Skipper is curious, like all dogs, and accompanied by Mrs. Dale to the door he went. Al- most at the same instant the door was opened, a neighbor's dog was passing through Ihe front yard. Skipper made one lunge out the door toward the dog. He took screen door and all with him. The poor lady standing at the door may never get over (he incident, Nothing was hurt except a new screen door had to he pur- chased. The Dales keep Skipper in the basement from time to time. He has broken out three win- dows so far this year, and un- plugged the deep freeze, almost ruining all the meal in It. Skipper wanted out and so chewed part of the basement door off. The back yard is fenced with cyclone type fenc- ing, however Skipper doesn't seem (o mind. He digs a hole in Hie ground, crawls part-way through and raises his big car- cass up and slides the fencing off the pole. A cow chain will hold him un- til he really wants to leave. To date he has broken three cow chains. Dale said when Skipper walked through Ihe neighbors' flower gardens it looked like the flowers were hit by a blight, These are a few of the ex- periences of Skipper. He is a good dog and gentle around children or grownups. However, he just doesn't know lite own strength, Date said. 250 Expected At Wednesday School Meet Two hundred and fifty repre- sentatives of tlic 14th District School Boards Assn. are expected :o converge on Gaslonia Wednes- day for a moling of the group at Hunter Huss High School, School board members, princi- ples and superintendents from Jlcvcland County, Shelby, Kings Mountain, Lincoln County, Lin- calnton, Mecklenburg-Charlotte, Gaston County, Gastonia and Jierryville schools will hear the principal address by Dr. Russell Brown, professor of economics at Lenoir-Rhyne College. Other features of the district meet are a tour of the new Hunter Huss High School at p.m. and dinner at p.m. If a suitable owner will call Dale at the rural police office, and can assure Skipper with a good home, Dale said he will be glad to givo up ownership, "so my wife, Joyce, won't run mo off." C Of C Opens Three-Day Member Drive LINCOLNTON The Cliambe oi Commerce got ils three-day membership drive off to a rous ing start early today with i breakfast at the North Stall Hotel. Approximately 15 members o (lie chamber gathered In the hotel dining room for a ham ant egg feast and to hear their as signmonls for the campaign. 'Chamber President Bill Hinkle and drive chairman Wayne Burris (old the committee thai the work of the cha'mber should be stressed. Its success in bringing n new industry and of the help- ill community programs slarted or county residents, Tlie four committee captains Ion Pendleton, Elliott Beal, As Hiry Howard and Cliff Lowe, vere given 100 cards with the mines of business and profes- sional prospects for memberships n Hie chamber. II will be Ihe job of the com- millee Io personally .contacl the managers and operators of th( irospecis and Io outline, the ad of joining the chamber. Bob Gay, excculivc manager ol he chamber, said the goal for SG4 is 400 members. Forty more han 1963. A total of 248 of the old mem jers have signed again for Uili, 'ear. They were contacted by a elephone committee oE five adies of the community. Girl Reported In Good Condition Mystery Shooting Solved As WoundedYouth Charged By TOM McINTYHE Gazette Staff Reporter LINCOLNTON The mystery shooting here Friday night nas been cleared up by Sheriff J. Earlie Norwood and Chief Depu- ty Harven Crouse with the ar- rest of James Ronald Nichols. The 17-year-old Negro from the Mt. Vernon Community lato Saturday was formally charged with assault with a deadly weapon with inlcnt to kill in the shooting of 15-year-old Mag- gie Starr. The young girl was wounded in.the leg about p.m. Fri- day and token almost imme- diately to Reeves Gamble Hor- pilnl for treatment. She is Con- sidered in good condition ac- cording to hospital authorities. Nichols was also wounded during a brief, unexpected Inlllo by the girl's faher, 'Inw- ard Starr. Tlic vife, Edith Thomas Dunaway; his falher, Lewis Dunaway ol Charlotte; two sons, Henry anc Harold of Gastonia; and a brolh- or, Adair Dunaway of Baltimore, as pallbearers were Md. Named Charlie Scoggins, T. W. Gamble, Charlie Pilkey, Jake McLean, Bob McLean, Bob Stroupe, and Worth lamhle. Dunaway was in Gastonia Sun- day morning. A policeman talked him at at an uptown res- ,aurant. Miss Fox is survived by her rarenls, James A. and Martha irmbert Fox of the home; three Brothers, James L. and Thomas f. Fox of the home and John Villiam Fox of Gastonia; four isters, Mrs. Mozellc Reeves and Mrs. Callie Belle Barker of Gas- onia, Mrs. Wilma Nell Sistar of Lincolnlon and Miss Sarah Lee 'ox of the homo. The 4 p.m. funeral services Tuesday at Hankin Lake Baptist. Church will be conducted by the rastor, the Rev. W. W. Black, md the Rev. B. A, Cooper. Inter- will be in Gaston Memorial The body, to remain at Caroth- TS Funeral Home, will lie in -iate- at the church one hour irior to services. Cavney Store Awards Prize J. R. Hollifield, 1212 Chronicle t., was the winner of the door irize, a suit of clothes, during Ihe ontial opening of Cavney Cloth- ng Co. HENRY GLENN DUNAWAY .Woman Says Foster Father Raped Her A Concord mother of live chil- dren has signed a warrant charging her foster father with rape. The attack allegedly took place shortly after midnight Saturday while she was visiting her foster mother In Gastonia. The mother, 22, (old pollca she was in bed sleeping when Hilly Sunday Brctvor, 7, at 305W N. Oakland St., pounded on her bedroom door and threatened to break the door down if she didn't open it. The young mother said Brew- er pushed his way Info the room when she opened the door. Sho said he grabbed her, picked her up and threw her on the bed. Police said that according to the woman's statement, Brew- er beat and abused her on lha bed. The report said children of the Concord woman cama Into the room and attempted to beat Brewer In an attempt to get him away from their mother. Police said Brewer was being held without bond pending a preliminary hearing In Munici- pal Court Tuesday. Man Charged After Wreck On Rural Road Lacy Lee Brooks Jr., 22-year- old resident of N. Drive, Cherry, ville, was charged with driving on tile wrong side of UM road Sat- urday following a wreck on RH 1222 a half mile south of Lincoln-, ton. The wreck took an tiam- age toll to tha 1963 model Cor. vair involved. Brooks was driver of the vs. licle, which was headed south on IIR 3222 and lost control of tha car in a sharp curve, overturned, and landed on the lop. Marion Towley Jr., 20-year-old Lincolnlon R-l resident, was ihrown from tha car and sustain- ed bruises and lacerations. J. G. Highway Patro! Trooper, investigated the wreck. HIT-AND-RUN Frank Allen Jolly, 11-year-old 1232 Essex Ave. resident, was -truck by a car Saturday at p.m. near the Monte Vista Daive- In on RR 1136. The car lefPtha scene of the accident, Jolly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray- mond Ashton Jolly, was taken to Gaston Memorial Hospital for 'irst aid treatment and released. Young Jolly was waltring north on the shoulder of (he highway vhcn struck by the car and stat- ed the car went on without stop- ling. Thief Takes Records And Record Player" City detectives report the theft of a console Delmonieo record and a quantity of records rom Uie residence of Cloyt Z. 3aker at 603 Betty St. sometlma Saturday or Sunday, Baker told police tho. record player was black and had a scratch on the top. Officers said the Pepsi-Cols >lant on Airline Ave. was en- ered sometime over the weekend and tho office ransacked. Polica said the manager of tho plant :hecked the office and told pollca ic could find only or mUs- ing from the stamp box.