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THE TUESDAY EDITION
.vol. 88 NO. 71
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1977
UNITED FUND OFFICIALS — Larry Wood
president and campaign
director, of the Kings Mountain United Fund for
1978 are prepared to get the campaign underway.
and Pat Cheshire,
How Well Do
You Know Your
Would The Life
Or His Hobby
The Story With
t——Cloverite Is Football Winner!
Donald Phillips of Clover, 8. C., is the first $60 winner in the Mirror-Herald’s
Phillips copped the big prize by correctly picking nine of the 10 games in last
week’s contest and by missing the tie-breaker by only one point. Phillips
predicted 37 points to be scored in the KM-R-S Central game, which was won by
The only game Phillips missed was the N. C. State-East Carolina game, won by
Photo By Tom McIntyre
The goal for the drive is $45,000 based on budget
requests from participating agencies. A planning
meeting is scheduled for this Thursday at West
Second Rescue Squad
For Kings Mountain?
Local Rescue Squad members
dissatisfied with the present
policy of making charges to
citizens for emergency services
are forming Kings Mountain
Emergency Services, Inc., and
calling a public meeting Wed.,
Sept. 14, at 7 p. m. at KM
Community Center gymnasium
to obtain citizen input.
Bob Hope, former Captain of
the Kings Mountain Rescue
Squad, and Ben Hord, a director,
led a meeting of about 20 in-
terested citizens Thursday night
who are presently circulating
petitions, first step to obtaining a
charter for the new Squad, said
Hord, Persons may sign the
petition at Collins Texaco on
East King St. or contact either
Mr. Hord or Mr. Hope.
‘Purpose of the town meeting
is to get the feelings of citizens,"’
Highs In 80s, Lows In 60s.
‘‘Most people,’’ continued
Hord, ‘‘can’t afford the cost of
emergency service, yet these
same people have given liberally
their donations to the Rescue
Squad over the years and now,
all of a sudden, find themselves
paying for the service.”
Mr. Hord said that after the
new emergency back-up team is
formed, a drive for funds will be
held but there will be no charge
for the services which will be
offered 24 hours a day.
Hord sald more organizational
planning would be made after
the town meeting and receipt of
the charter such as obtaining
officers, ambulance and
equipment and a headquarters
building in a central location.
KM Head Start
Kings Mountain Head Start
students were scheduled to begin
their classes at North
Elementary School today.
The special classes will run
from 8:30 a. m. until 2:30 p. m,
Monday through Friday for the
remainder of the school year at
Teachers for Head Start,
which is sponsored by KM
District Schools, are Betty Corry
and Sara Alexander. Anganette
Homsley is Head Start Director.
Second place went to Don W. Bennix of 409 Belvedere Circle, Kings Mountain.
He also missed just one game, the N. C. State-East Carolina game, and predicted
30 points in the tie-breaker. He'll receive $265.
Six others missed just one game, but were off on the tie-breaker. Those in-
cluded J. E. Bumgardner, Danny McDowell, Bruce Valentine, Brad Jones,
Brenda McDowell and Delores Hughes.
The mirror-Herald received 105 entries. Two were disqualified because they
You may the next $560 winner.
were received past the 12 noon Friday deadline.
Another contest is in today’s Mirror-Herald, so keep those entries coming in.
KM United Fund Goal
$45.000 In New Drive
The goal for the 1978 Kings
Mountain United Fund cam-
paign is $45,000, which is based
on budget requests from partici-
Larry Wood is the 1978 KMUF
President and Pat Cheshire,
A meeting for all division
chairmen, coordinators, key
people and UF directors is
scheduled at noon Thurs., Sept. 8
at West Elementary School.
President Wood said, “We
finalize all pre-campaign
materials and begin publicity for
campaign advance and
correspondence. We will
distribute «the materials awl
make preparation for the one-
The campaign kick-off
meeting is scheduled for Mon.,
Sept. 26. It will be a luncheon
meeting and the location will be
announced later. The one-day
drive is scheduled for Fri., Sept.
30. A final reports luncheon is set
for Fri.,, Oct. 7 and the awards
banquet will be held at 7 p. m,,
Fri.,, Nov. 17 at either Kings
Mountain Inn or KM Junior
The 1977 campaign goal of
$39,000 was exceeded, according
to Wood, who said officials hope
that happens again this year.
“Of the funds donated to the
United Fund last year,” Wood
said, ‘better than 80 percent was
used by the local agencies to help
hundreds of KM citizens in
Pat Cheshire sald, ‘‘This year
all citizens will be contacted at
their places of employment to
solicit fair share giving to the
campaign. We are striving for a
100 percent fair share gift.”
Cheshire said, ‘'100 percent’
means one hour's wages per
month for 12 months from each
At Thursday's meeting Pete
Auerbach of the N. C. United
Way will speak at the luncheon.
Division and chairmen for the
1978 campaign are:
Post Office — Nancy Ross;
Industrial — Carl DeVane and
Charles Mauney; Commercial —
Polly Phifer, Ministerial — Rev.
Robert Boggan; Advanced Gifts
— Larry Wood; Correspondence
Becky Scism (KMUF
secretary, treasurer) City
Employes — Grace Wolfe;
Professional — June Lee and
Fran Sincox; City Schools -—
Ronald E. Nanney; and Hospital
— Jerry Ledford.
Participating agencies are:
Ministerial Helping Hand, Boy
Scouts and Girl Scouts, Pled-
mont Council, American Red
Cross, KM High Band, KM High
Chorus, KM Rescue Squad,
Salvation kArmy, Cleveland
County Association For
Retarded Citizens, Cleveland
County Community Organization
For Drug Abuse Prevention
(CODAP), and N, C. Community
Candidate Fling Ends
At Noon This Friday
Candidate filing for Kings
Mountain's three commissioner
seats ends at noon this Friday
(Sept. 9) and registration for
new voters for the Tues., Oct. 11
election closes at 5 p. m. Mon.,
* Carnaidates must file with the
KM Elections Board Secretary,
Mrs. Betty Mercier, before noon
this Friday to qualify. Mrs.
Mercier resides at 802 Monroe
Ave. Her phone number is 739-
2192. The filing fee is $5.
Candidate filing for the two
seats available on the Kings
Mountain District Schools board
of education begins at noon Fri.,
Sept. 16 and ends at noon, Fri.,
Oct. 7. Registration for new
voters for the Tues., Nov. 8
election closes at 5 p. m. Mon,,
KM School Board candidates
must file with the Cleveland
County Elections Board, 211 E.
Warren St., Shelby. The filing fee
In the KM municipal election
commissioner seats in districts
two, five and six are open. In the
KM District School Board
election the seats now held by P.
A. Francis of Grover and
Tommy Bridges of KM are open.
Prior to filing opening Kyle
Smith and Bill McDaniel an-
nounced their intentions to run
for the two school board seats.
Registrars and judges to
handle the KM municipal
election and registration have
been appointed by the Cleveland
County Elections Board.
West KM — Registrar, Mrs.
Elizabeth Arthur, 210 Edgemont
Ave. 739-5318. Judges, Mrs.
Geraldine Myers, 817 Scotland
Dr., 739-9188, and Mrs. Rebecca
Cook, 717 Meadowbrook Rd., 789-
East KM -— Registrar,
Margaret White, 102 S. Pledmont
Ave., 739-4019, Judges, Connie G.
Putnam, 811 York Rd., 730-6617,
and Joyce D. Dye, 802 Henry St.,
At Bethware, to date, only one
judge, Herman A. Goforth, Rt. 8,
739-5160, has been appointed to
Both registrars and judges are
qualified to register new voters
for the municipal election. Call
the proper appointees in your
precinct for a registration ap-
KMer Drowns While
Saving Daughter’s Life
A Kings Mountain man, Joe H.
Davis, 48, of 308 W. Gold St.,
drowned Sunday at 8 p. m. after
saving the life of his 10-year-old
daughter at Kure Beach.
Mr. Davis had pulled Cristy
Davis from the water and was
apparently caught in the un-
The family was spending the
Labor Day weekend at their
cottage at Kure Beach.
Mr. Davis owned and operated
Blake's Used Cars in Gastonia.
He was a native of Gastonia, son
of Mrs. David A. Davis of Kings
Mountain, and a graduate of
Kings Mountain High School. He
was a former employe of Radio
Surviving in addition to his
mother and daughter, Cristy, are
his wife, Doris Burdette Davis;
three sons, Michael, Mark and
Tony Davis, all of the home; two
brothers, David C. Davis of
Deltona, Fla. and Nathan H.
Davis of Kings Mountain; and
one sister, Mrs. Woodrow Hodge
of Kings Mountain.
The body was being shipped
from Kure Beach on Monday.
Funeral arrangements, which
are incomplete, will be an-
nounced by Harris Funeral
GROVER - Concerned
citizens here are interested in
creating a Neighborhood
A general organizational
meeting is scheduled at 2 p. m.
here Wednesday at New Buffalo
Baptist Church and another
meeting is set for 2 p. m. Sun.,
Sept. 11 at First Baptist Church.
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