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VOLUME 93, NUMBER 69
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1980
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
Photo by Gary Stewart
WATCH YOUR NECK - Thrill seekers attending the Temple
Baptist Church Haunted House should be careful where they
stick their neck. Spooks such as the one pictured above may
just put the blade to you. The Haunted House is open
throughout the rest of this week.
Chestnut Ridge Raises
Money For Fire Group
Members _ of the newly-
organized Chestnut Ridge Fire
Department will sponsor a hot
dog sale Friday and Saturday
and a Halloween Carnival Fri-
day night at the Chestnut Ridge
Baptist Church recreation
All proceeds will go toward
purchasing equipment and a
The hot dog sale Friday will
be from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., and
on Saturday, it will be from 11
a.m. until 7 p.m. Call 7394015
for carry out orders.
The Halloween Carnival Fri-
day will run from 6 until 9 p.m.
Apple bobbing, fishing games,
and other activities will be
available. Winners of the best
dressed costume contest will be
selected at 8 p.m.
The fire department was form-
ed in May and the department
has already obtained a state
charter. The department needs
an estimated $150,000 for a
building and all necessary equip-
The group is currently
soliciting donations in addition
to holding various fund-raising
activities. An auction sale will be
held prior to Christmas. Any
businesses or individuals wishing
to make donations may call
Larry Pearson at 739-7143, Rev.
Mitchell Pruette at 739-3081 or
Mike Ormand at 629-2903. A
member of the department will
pick up the items, if necessary.
Members of the temporary
board of directors are Pearson,
Rev. Pruette, Ormand, J.L.
Gantt, Katherine Sarvis, Jimmy
Randolph, Nelline Hovis and
Fire Chief is Gene Weaver
and assistant chief is Roscoe
Lingerfelt. Both have over 20
years experience as firemen.
Several other members are
trained volunteer firemen and
others who are not trained will
undergo training in a state-
sponsored fire school in the near
The department hopes to ob-
tain property on which to locate
its building within the next two
weeks. The building will be
located close to Chestnut Ridge
Baptist Church and will serve a
three to four mile radius.
The community is currently
served by the Tryonota and Oak
Grove fire departments, but is
not located in either of those
A permanent board of direc-
tors will be elected to a one-year
term in January.
The department holds weekly
meetings each Thursday night at
7:30 at the Chestnut Ridge Bap-
tist Church fellowship hall. Any
persons interested in joining or
learning more about the depart-
ment are urged to attend.
Bethware Sewer Line
Approved By KM Board
The city board of commis-
sioners Monday night approved
a sewer line to serve Bethware
School as the major item on a
Mayor John Henry Moss told
the board that the Kings Moun-
tain District School System
made the request “in prepration
to acquire easements and con-
sidering the building of the
bypass and its effect on future
sewer needs of the system.”
The Mayor noted that the
school system will bear all cost of
Moss also reported that the ci-
ty thoroughfare and traffic study
committees will begin a combin-
ed study within the next few
weeks and set the date for a
public hearing to which the com-
munity is invited to give “input.”
In other business, the board:
® Advertised for bids for a ser-
vice truck for the gas depart-
ment, a pickup truck for the
sanitation department, a lease-
purchase agreement on a
backhoe for the water and sewer
and gas departments.
*Prohibited parking on the
north side of West Mountain St.
from Railroad Avenue to Pied-
mont St. Mayor Moss read a list
of petitioners, which included
Kings Mountain Baptist Church
and all businesses in the area of
the central business district.
Parking is allowed on the south
side where the church is located.
®Clevemont Mills was granted
additional passenger loading
privileges during the hours of
3:30 until 4:45 p.m. on weekdays
for cars, occupied by a driver, to
pick up passengers on the north
side of Floyd St. from York Rd.
to Oriental Avenue. New signs
will be installed in the area.
No. 4 Township voters are ex-
pected to go to the polls in
record numbers Tuesday to cast
ballots for presidential electors,
governor, lieutenant governor,
other state officers, a U.S.
Senator, U.S. Representative,
state, district and county of-
Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and
close at 7:30 p.m. at these Kings
Mountain area polling places:
West Kings Mountain, at the
National Armory where 3,330
are registered to vote and where
Mrs. Rebecca Cook is registrar
and Lewis Hovis and Mrs.
Geraldine Myers are judges.
East Kings Mountain, at the
Kings Mountain Community
Center where 2,000 are
registered to vote and where
Mrs. Margaret White is registrar
and Hilliard Black and Mrs.
Connie Putnam are judges.
Bethware, at Bethware School
where Mrs. Hilda Goforth is
registrar, Mrs. Corrine Swofford
and Jack Anthony are judges
and where 981 citizens are
registered to vote.
Grover, at Grover Rescue
Squad Building where 772 are
registered and where Mrs. Doris
Cook is registrar and Mrs.
Jeanette Rountree and Mrs. Bet-
ty Earle are judges.
New voting machines will be
used at both the East and West
precincts where voters will
receive only three ballots.
Six handcounted ballots will
be used at the Bethware and
Voters who plan to write-in
person’s names are reminded to
write the names under the name
of the candidate listed on the
handcounted ballot. A red
voting square for that purpose is
provided at the end of the names
on the balltos to be tabulated by
voting machines. Voters are also
reminded to turn over the ballots
and vote on both sides. Citizens
wishing to vote a split ticket are
also reminded not to mark the
circle which states straight
Democratic or straight
Republican but to mark their
choice in each contest.
Gay Jolley, County Elections
Board official, said that curbside
voting will be provided for the
elderly and disabled between the
hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on
A total of 35,051 Clevelanders
are registered to vote in the Nov.
4 general election, up 3,000 from
the May primary with 2,000 last-
minute registrations during the
last weeks of the final registra-
Chief interest accrues in the
voting for president, with
Republican Ronald Reagan and
Independent John Anderson
Grover Voters To Act
On Beer, Wine Question
GROVER — A total of 288
Grover citizens are registered to
vote in the town’s first beer and
wine referendum Tuesday at
Grover Rescue Squad Building.
Little outward activity has
been evidenced by opponents of
the move by a group of 93 peti-
tioners to merit the off premises
sale of malt beverages and unfor-
tified wine in the city limits.
Grover voters will be voting at
the same time and place they will
cast ballots for president, state
and county officials in the
challenging the Incumbent,
President Jimmy Carter who
seeks another term in the White
Major interest also attends the
governor’s race where Incum-
bent Jim Hunt is seeking his se-
cond four year term in the
Governor’s mansion and is
challenged by Republican Bever-
ly Lake, Libertarian Bobby
Yates Emory and Social
Workers Party representative
Douglas A. Cooper.
High interest also attends the
race for lieutenant governor
where the incumbent Jimmy
Green, Democrat, is challenged
by William Cobey IJr.,
Republican, and Craig Franklin,
Major interest in this area is in
«~~ ace for 10th District Con-
gréssman where James T.
Broyhill, of Lenoir, seeks his
10th term in the U.S. Congress
and is challenged by Democrat
Jim Icenhour of Hickory.
The county commissioner’s
race is high on the interest list of
Kings Mountain area citizens.
Democratic incumbents Jack
Palmer Jr., William Hugh Dover
and Coleman W. Goforth are be-
ing challenged by the Cleveland
County Association of Tax-
payers who are promoting three
write-in candidates and have
purchased newspaper adver-
tisements to alert voters on how
to write in the names of John
Caveny Jr. of Kings Mountain,
Duran Johnson and Bobby
Crawford, both of Shelby.
Johnson is opposing Dover,
Crawford is opposing Goforth
and Caveny is opposing Palmer.
The 25th Senatorial District
State Senate race finds three
Democrats challenged by E.
LaVerne Elliott, Republican.
Voters may vote for three. The
incumbents are Senator J. Ollie
Harris of Kings Mountain,
Senator Helen Marvin Rhyne of
Gastonia and Senator Marshall
Rauch of Gastonia.
The 40th District House race
finds three Democrats unoppos-
ed for reelection. They are John
J. Hunt of Lattimore, Robert A.
Jones of Forest City and Edith
Lutz of Lawndale.
U.S. Senator Robert Morgan
is opposed by Republican John
East and F.W. Pasotto, Liber-
tarian, and Rebecca Finch,
representing the Social Workers
At Depot Center
Benefit Is Planned
The annual Depot Senior
Center Benefit is scheduled for
November 8 from 10 a.m. until 3
The project is held each year
to raise funds for a Christmas
party for the participants of the
Kings Mountain Program for
The senior citizens raise their
own funds by volunteering their
time and many articles for the
The popular Senior Citizens
Band, better known as the “Sw-
inging Mountaineers,” will kick
the program off at 10 a.m. and
will play at other times
throughout the day.
PRETTY PUMPKINS — The creative jack-o-lanterns pictured
above were made by students at Bethware School to display at
Monday night's PTA Fall Festival. The five students seated in
front of the display were judged winners. Left to right are
Two quilts that were made at
the Depot Center, cakes and
other goodies, and articles
donated for the sale, will be auc-
tioned off beginning at 11 a.m.
Any persons with items to
donate may bring them by the
TOYS FOR TOTS
Kings Mountain Fire Depart-
ment will again sponsor the Toys
for Tots Christmas project. Any
persons with good toys to donate
to needy children should call the
fire department at 739-2552 or
drop the toys by the department
on the ground level of the new
Governmental Services Facilities
To Helen Logan
Miss Helen Logan, 70, retired
Kings Mountain school teacher,
died Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.
at her home at 308 Fulton Drive
of an apparent heart attack.
Funeral arrangements, which
are incomplete, will be announc-
ed by Harris Funeral Home.
A native of Cleveland Coun-
ty, Miss Logan was a daughter
of the late Leonidas M. and Mit-
chell May Logan. She was a
graduate of the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill
and had been a Kings Mountain
teacher for many years, beginn-
ing her early tenure as a sixth
grade teacher at Central. She
taught English and served as a
guidance counselor at Kings
Mountain Senior High School
for many years before her retire-
She was a member of Kings
Mountain Baptist Church and of
Kings Mountain Order . of
She is survived by one
brother, L.M. Logan Jr. of
RIDE TO POLLS
Kings Mountain Kiwanis
Club will provide a free ride to
the polls on Tuesday by calling
Jerry Ledford at 739-6385 or
Kings Mountain Hospital at
Depot Center weekdays from 8
am. until 4 pm, or call
Any groups desiring ham-
burgers, hot dogs, barbecue
sandwiches or cakes to be
delivered may call 739-3991.
Sandwiches and drinks will also
be sold at the Depot Center from
10 a.m. until 3 p.m., or until
everything is sold.
“This is not only a sale, but it
will be a day of good fellowship,
singing, gospel singing and other
entertainment,” said Aging
Director Rev. Kenneth George.
“We invite everyone in the com-
munity and area to come and en-
joy this event with us.”
Photo by Gary Stewart
Tracy Johnson, scariest; Carla Ramsey. most unusual; Brian
Whetstine, best all around: Lorie Short, funniest: and Elizabeth *
Bryant, most original.