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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, September 01, 1977, Image 1

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19” DIAG act 19 | Table atented RII E? LL RS It’s Kickoff Time! It’s time to kickoff another high school football season and Kings Mountain's Mountaineers will get their action underway Friday night at R-S Central. Helping to kick it off for the Mounties will be punter Steve Boggan. KMHS is one of four clubs being regarded as contenders in the Southwestern 3A Conference. Photo By Gary Stewart Mountaineers Meet R-S Central By GARY STEWART Sports Editor Kings Mountain's Moun- taineers, regarded as one of the four leading contenders for the Southwestern Conference cham- plonship, open what promises to be one of their most exciting seasons in history Friday night at R-S Central. Kickoff is set for 8 p. m. Head Coach Bobby Jones and his staff have been working with the Mountaineers for a month now, gearing for what Jones feels could be the best season since he came to Kings Mountain in 1971. There's no doubt the Moun- taineers have the best talent since Jones took over, but whether or not the team can post its best record will depend on breaks. Most observers are calling for a wide open race involving the Mountaineers, Chase, Shelby and South Point. Shelby and Chase were both 9-1 in the SWC last year and KM and South Point 8-2. All four teams return most of their players. To make things tougher for the Mountaineers, they've dropped two perennial losers, Cherryville and Bessemer, from their schedule and have added two perennial winners, R-S Central and Ashbrook. KMHS rates a heavy favorite over R-8S Friday, jut Jones and his charges certainly aren’t looking past the Hilltoppers. “They've got a good ballclub,”’ says Jones. ‘‘They didn't play well last week against West Lincoln (West Lincoln won) but they're capable of beating anybody in our league.” The Hilltoppers are coming off a 5-5 season when they upset South Point in the final game to knock the Raiders out of a share of the SWC title. They have 22 players returning, about the same number the Mountaineers have back. One thing Jones is worried about is the Hilltoppers’ passing attack. They have one of the league's best quarterbacks in Bill Morris and it was mainly his passing that enabled the (Turn To Page 6A) Accounts To Be Settled Sept. 15 M-H Circulation Drive Ended Wednesday The Mirror-Herald summer circulation drive officially ended Wed., Aug. 81. Over 65 young people registered with us to sell new yearly subscriptions. Almost 1,000 new subscribers have been added to our mailing list and over 125 new bicycles have been awarded to date by General Publishing Co. Our young salesmen turned in their new subscriptions rapidly during the drive in order 'to quickly get new subscribers on the malling list. However, we still have a few saissmen still going strong and they have until September 16 to turn in all new subscriptions and cash or checks. Between now and September 16, should any of our circulation people come in with 20 new subscriptions they still earn them- selves a brand new bike from TG&Y. The Mirror-Herald would like to thank the city of Kings Mountain, Town of Grover and the surrounding area and the young people who did such a tremendous job during our cir- culation drive. Next summer General Publishing will again announce a cir- culation drive. What prizes will be offered at that time has not been decided by the publisher, so watcii for announcements in future issues of The Mirror-Herald, Football Contest VOL. 88 NO. 70 Final KM Horse Show Is Saturday The final horse show of the season sponsored by the Kings Mountain Saddle Club will be held at the club grounds Sat., Sept. 8. Two shows are scheduled, one beginning at 1 p. m., the second at 6 p. m. In the afternoon competition 21 classes will be judged. There are 23 classes scheduled for the evening show. Trophies and ribbons will be awarded for each class with high point trophies for tne day's competition in English, Western and Timed Events categories. Judges for the show will be Ted Haynes of Chesnee, 8. C. (English) and Joel Owensby of Greer, 8S. C. (Western). Show chairman is Jim Swansson, Ribbon Marshall is Jim Ever- hart and Master of Ceremonies is Lyman Robbs. The KM Saddle Club show grounds is located off Waco Rd. Call 739-2108 or 739-8388 for more information on the September 8 show. : Bethware Fair Is Scheduled The 80th annual Bethware Fair isscheduled for September 14-17. The fair is sponsored by the Bethware Progressive Club, but according to Raeford White, club president, the fair is the product of people in the Bethware - Oak Grove area working together. Admission to the fairgrounds at Bethware Elementary School is free. The Progressive Club is in charge of concessions this year. Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department is in charge of ing. McBride Brothers rides will be setup on the midway again this year and exhibits will be setup in the school gym. This year the big attraction at the fair will be the drawing for a car. There will be a registration point setup on the grounds. The fair will open daily at 6 p. m,, except Saturday and Thursday when it will open at 2 p. m. Thursday will be children’s day from 2-6 p. m. with rides at reduced rates. The fair will close at midnight each evening. Stokes Wright, fair manager, sald that most of the proceeds from the fair will go to Bethware School and the area volunteer fire departments. THE THURSDAY [ Deadline Noon This Friday EDITION If you haven't already entered the Mirror-Herald’'s first weekly football contest, you still have until noon Friday. The contest is on page 10 of Tuesday's Mirror-Herald. Just read over the rules, pick the winners and tie-breaker, and either mail it to the Mirror-Herald, P. O. Box 762, Kingxs Mountain, or bring it by our office at 204 S. Piedmont. Whether you mail your entry, or bring it to us in person, it must be received in our sports department by 12 noon. Any entries either mailed in or brought in past 12 noon will be disqualified. The contest is open to any persons except employes of the Mirror-Herald and their families. Each person is entitled to only one entry. Any persons presenting more than one entry will be disqualified. The first place winner will receive $50. Second place is $25. All entries will be judged by the Mirror-Herald Sports Editor and his decision will be final. KINGS MOUNTAIN KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA 28086 WILLIAM GRISSOM Two more incumbents and one former candidate have filed to seek commissioner seats in the Tues., Oct. 11 municipal election. William R. Grissom and Fred Wright Jr., districts five and six commissioners, and Jerry Mullinax, who ran two years ago and lost, have paid their filing fees this week with the Kings Mountain Board of Elections. Commissioner Grissom is a native of Clover, S. C. and has been a resident of Kings Mountain for 17 years. He is married to the former Claudia Goforth. They have a daughter, Sondra, 10. Grissom is office manager of Goforth Plumbing Co. The Grissoms are members of First Presbyterian Church where the commissioner serves on the board of deacons and is a choir member. Grissom is president of the KM Kiwanis Club and is past president of the chamber of commerce. He is a member of the KM Country Club. During the past two years as commissioner, Grissom has served as chairman of the recreation committee, co- chaired the water and sewer committee and the Town Meeting Committee last June. He has also served on the traffic and the public works com- mittees. Announcing his candidacy, Commissioner Grissom said, “The past two years have been good ones for the city. We've seen unprecedented growth in many areas. Our industrial growth has been great and this means more economic growth for the com- munity, which helps keep the tax rate low. I live for the day when we can see an even lower tax rate. Through the help of local government and all citizens, this is possible. “The past two years have pleasureable for me in working with the local board,” Grissom continued. ‘‘Serving as com- missioner has been a learning experience for me. I have discovered potentials in this community I never dreamed Grissom, Wright, Mullinax Seek Office existed before. It is stimulating, makes you want to do more to see those potentials become realities. ‘Kings Mountain is a progressive city and I want to offer what services I can to see the city continues on this progressive path. During the past two years the board has completed some longterm projects and begun new ones. The city hall and the public works building and additions to the community center. I would like to remain on the board to do what I can to see these projects completed. All of them will be very important to the com- munity.” Grissom said he has ‘‘tried to be very accessible to the citizens of Kings Mountain and through this policy have made many new friends. Together we have put ideas into action for the bet- terment of the entire com- munity. If elected I will continue this policy.” Commissioner Wright, who also seeks a second term, said this week, ‘“One man cannot promise that he will do this or that because it takes a majority of the six commissioners to do that. However, I feel the present board has worked well together and we have definitely seen Kings Mountain grow. ‘‘Serving as commissioner was a brand new experience for me, but I found areas to work in which I feel I have some ex- pertise. I spent most of my adult life in the construction business and since our city has seen a great deal of this on behalf of the citizens during the past two years, 1 feel I contributed ef- fectively. I would very much like to see the current projects we have underway through to completion.” During his two years Wright has served as chairman of the traffic committee, a liason group working with the city and the N. C. Department of sportation. “I feel this is a highly im- portant committee,’ Wright said. ‘We are now dealing with Tran- 15° IMIRROR-HERRALD THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1977 JERRY MULLINAX the Highway 74 Bypass and the traffic committee's job is to make sure the city has input into the thoroughfare plans con- nected with the DOT plans. We do not want to see Kings Mountain become that little town that people glance at as they roar by on the bypass. “I believe in local government being responsive to and working for its citizens,”” Wright said. “If elected I will continue to ap- proach all programs with this in mind.”’ Wright is a native of Kings Mountain. He is retired from Wright and Son Concrete Products. A veteran of Army Air Force duty during World War Two, Wright is a member of the local American Legion and VFW Posts. He is past chairman of the board of trustees of First Presbyterian Church, is a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner and a member of KM Country Club. Wright is married to the for- mer Lillian Moss of Kings Mountain. They have two children, Fred Wright III of Atlanta, Ga. and Mrs. Jim Medlin of Winston-Salem. Jerry Mullinax, a Kings Mountain native, is the son of Mrs. Carl Mullinax and the late Mr. Mullinax. He resides with his mother at 412 York Rd. The candidate served from 1958-60 in the U.S. Army and is a member of the local American Legion Post. Formerly the manager of Lowe's Food in KM, he is now in sales at Rogers Pontiac in Shelby. ‘“As a candidate for district two commissioner in the Tues. Oct. 11 municipal election,” Mullinax said, ‘I will, if elected, pledge to uphold any programs already instituted by the present administration and to work with other elected officials on any programs for the betterment and economic growth of our city. “If elected,’ he continued, “I would make myself available to all citizens of Kings Mountain at anytime and further, to follow through on any problems that may arise to the best of my ability.”

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