VOL. 87 NO. sa
KINOS MOUNTAIN, NOB H CABOUNA MOM THUBSDAT, AUGUST It, ISTO
Better Than Average PoUing Tuesday
Many Race Outcomes Still Unclear
An estimated SB percent of
Cleveland County's eligible voters
went to the polls Tuesday to give
Democrat Jim Hunt a clear
majority and the party nod to seek
the governorship In November.
As The Mirror-Herald went to
press Wednesday It was still unclear
whether David Flaherty had a clear
majority as the Republican
Gubernatorial candidate In the
William Hiatt U the OOP can
didate for Lieutenant governor In
Novemlyir, but voters will have to go
to the polls again on September U
for runoff elections to decide
whether Howard Lee or James
Green has the Democrat nod as the
lieutenant governor candidate.
John R. Ingram, Incumbent
commissioner of Insurance, and
Craig Phillips, Incumbent
superintendent of public Instruction,
were declared clear wlimers about
midnight on Tuesday. They
defeated Joe Johnson and Ben
In the lOth OongresslMial District
race former N.C. Senator Jack Hunt
was declared the Democrat winner
over Dr. Eugene Poston Tuesday
night with about 66 percent of the
seven-county vote. Dr. Hunt, a
Lattlmore, will face incumbent Rep.
James BroyhlU In November.
On the local scene voters were
given a choice of six candidates for
the three Cleveland County Com
missioner seats. PoUing the highest
number of votes were Jack Palmer
Jr. with 7,444; WUUam Hugh Dover,
6,7BS; Coleman Goforth, 0,887; L.B.
(Josh) Hlnnant, 4,110; Ralph
GUbert, 4,000; and John Henry
SU candidates-were also on the
Cleveland County Board of
Education non-partisan ticket
Tuesday. Top vote-getters were
Glenda W. Greene, 8,840; Dou^s
Cablness, 2,840; Edwin Hamrick,
2,744; Charles C. Akers, 2,240;
Robert Lucas, 2JilO; an Zeno
Borders, 1,702. In the county
education board race the first three
top vote-getters are the elected
officials on the upcoming board.
In the Bth Senatorial District race
OUle Harris of Kings Mountain was
the big vote-earner In Cleveland
County with 8,080. In Gaston County
Harris came In third.
MarahaU Rauch, who led Gaston's
ticket, was second In C:!levelaiid
County with 6,788. Dean West
moreland was third In Cleveland
County with 4,166. J. Don Shields
was next with 8,688, then Helen
Rhyne Marvin, 2,818; C.E.
Leatherman, 1,060; and John Eaker,
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Photo by Gary Stewart
and an estimated 88 percent of the registered
the county went to the polls.
In the 40th DIstHct N.C. House
race Robert Falls led In Cleveland
County with 6,674; Edith Lutz, 6,181;
Robert Jones, 6,918; William
DeBnile, 8,617; and Wayne Smith,
For Register of Deeds Margie
Hoyle Rogers won with 6,888 votes to
LaRue Poston's 2,148 and Doris
Borders' 2,1 6.
In the 27th Judicial District
Judgeship races Lewis Bulwlnkle led
Tom Bowen dlstrlct-wlde, but
traUed him In Cleveland County.
Bowen, 6,061. Bulwlnkle, 4880.
BUI Mwrls of Uncolnton led
Berlin Carpenter of Gastonia here,
6,618 to 8,810, but may have lost the
race because of the whopping lead
Carpenter maintained In Gaston
Ralph Phillips led Helen Cun-
nlngham here, 6,162 to 4,414.
Phillips lead was also substsintlal in
Lincoln County, possibly enough to
offset Mrs. CXinnlngham's almost
1,000 vote lead In Gaston County.
Many of the political race ou^
comes will not be known until after
the official vote canvas. Cleveland
County election officials will conduct
their canvas today beglmilng at
School Begins Next
Week For KM Pupils
Rescuers Wright Heads Committee
Where has summer gone?
That's a question being asked by
many school age children In the
Kings Mountain area.
Summer will come to an end for
4200 Kings Mountain district pupUs
and 220 teachers Wednesday as the
1076-77 schocU year begins.
Werbiesday, first day of school,
wlU be for registration and orien
tation. School bells will ling at all
schools In the system at 8:20 a.m.
Elementary schools will dismiss at
11 a.m.. Central school will dismiss
at 11 a.m. and Junior High and
Senior High students will be
dismissed at 11:10 a.m. Buses will
be operated on regular schedule.
According to Supt. Donald Jones,
Kindergarten pupUs will report only
on the day requested during the first
week of school, and puplla wUl use
their last names to determine
orientation day. That schedule Is:
A-G, Wed. 0 a.m.; H-R, TTiurs., Aug.
26, 9 a.m.; Fii., Aug. 27, 0 a.m.
Kindergarten and first graders will
remain until noon through Sept. 10
and transportation will not be
provided for these students to return
home. Parents are requested to
provide these services.
Ihe first full day of school will be
on Thursday. Aug. 26 with classes
running from 8:20 a.m. until 8 p.m. will be used for the first time next
School bells rang for district
teachers Tuesday morning with a
breakfast at KMJH Cafeteria.
Lectures, meetings and evaluation
programs wUl continue this week as
well as staff mestlnga with prin
cipals and teachers reviewing In
ventories and planning agendas.
Supt. Jones said yesterday that
faculties are complete for the new
Ronald Nanney, former assistant
principal at KMJH, has succeeded
the retiring Evans J. Efans at Beth-
ware School and newly-aiqiolnted
assistant principals are Gary
Shields at Kings Mountain Junior
High, Blaine Froneberger at Kings
Mountain Senior High and Glenda
O'Shlelds at Central School.
Supt. Jones said he anticipates the
1976-77 year will be much the aame
as last year for the Kings Mountain
Most extensive change will be at
Bethware School where a new
faculty housing 11 classrooms, an
office, media center and cafeteria
Enrollment will remain "about
the same" as last year, says Jones
who noted that a slight decresise
would probably have been ex
perienced but for the opening of two
Continuing emphasis on reading, a
special reading program at North
School la funded by a state giant.
A total of 8411 wlU be applied to the
KM Rescue Squad ambulance fund
as result of Saturday’s successful
rummage sale sponsored by the
Squad members expressed ap
preciation this week to all Kings
Mountain citizens who donated
items and all shoppers who par
ticipated, as weU as aU volunteers
who gave their time to make the
rummage sale benefit a success.
City Comm. Fred Wright and
Grocer Horace Hord have been
named co-chairmen of the mayor's
traffic flow study committee
charged with nqaklng recom
mendations for Improved traffic
flow In the downtown area.
Other members of the new
committee are Comm. James
Childers, Comm. BUI Grissom, and
downtown merchants, Odus Smith of
Western Auto Store, BUI H. Brown of
BeUc, and Mrs. T.W. Grayson of
Paul Hughes, director of
Isothermal Planning Commission, Is
the professional planner with the
Mayor John Moss said the group
WlU hold a minimum of two pubUc
hearings at aty HoU to seek clt'zen
liq>ut Into recommendations (or
Improved traffic flow In the
downtown area before rtaklng their
recommendaUons to ;he full city
Geot^e W. Mauney
Dies On Wednesday
George W. Mauney, 818 W.
Mountain St., died Wednesday at 8
pjm. of a heart attack.
Mauney, a cotton broker and
owner of KM Bonded Warehouse,
served for many years os president
of the KM Hospital Board of
are Incomplete at Harris Funeral
Thousands Of Dollars Worth
Of Clothing Taken In Theft
Services Wednesday For
Herman L, Campbell, 69
Funeral services for Herman L.
OampbeU, 60, retired cashier of
Superior Stone Company, were
conducted Wednesday morning at 11
o'clock from First Presbyterian
Church of which he vt«s an Elder,
Interment following In Mountain
HERMAN L. CAMPBELL
His pastor. Rev. Gary Bryant,
officiated at the final rites.
Mr. CampbeU died of a heart
attack Monday morning while
visiting at the home of his son, Joe,
In Shelby. He had bewi hospitalized
recenUy with a heart condition but
had returned to Ms home at 020
He was son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. McLean CampbeU. His wife,
Elva Hutchinson CampbeU, died In
1960. He was an active member of
the Kings Mountain Senior dtlsens
Surviving are two sons, Joseph M.
CampbeU of Shefoy and Herman L.
(Sandy) CampbeU, Jr. of Nashville,
Tenn.; two grandchildren; one
brother, Bmost B. CampbeU of
Raeford; and throe sisters, Mrs.
IsabeUa BosUc and Miss Maijorie
CampbeU, both of Lauiinburg, and
Mrs. Katherine MeCaU of Laurel
to Cato’s Depnrtmeto
the marks made by a |
by a thief or tMevee
A selective tMef or thieves robbed
Cato’s Department Store sometime
late Wednesday night of a large
quantity of women’s clothes. In
cluding mix and match pantsuits.
Jacket and pants ensembles, vesta,
60 dresses, slaea aeven-90, five
sklrU, and one bra, sUe 40-C, from
racks at the back of the store on N.
Peggy J. Black, assistant
manager, told KMPD Sgt. RlMiard
Reynolds that the robbers took only
clothing near the back door, which
was prld open with a crowbar, and
skipped over a large quantity of lay
away Items Including winter coats
Apparently hurrying In the rob
bery effort, the vandals dropped
numerous Items, scattering them
over the parking area In the rear of
In other law enforoemmt ac
tivities, KMPD la continuing Its
Investigation of complaint by Jack
Woodberry, of Ktngs Mountain Inn,
who told KMPD PU. BUIy Benton
that he returned from vacation
Friday to find approximately 81000
worth of clothing In Room 810
destroyed by some type of acid.
PoUce said there was no sign of
forcible entry. Damaged were five
men’s suits, two blazers, nine
sweaters and 16 shirts.
Wayne Anderson, of 208 Catherine
St., reported to KMPD Ptl. Harry
Martin that sometime Thursday
night his 1076 Chevy was burned
with a Ughtor, a hole In the roof
appraadmataly eight Inches long.
Damogas were astimated at 8200.
DROPPED GOfHM ■ In «
haste to leave Chto’s after a mm
of women’s trshlons were st
Wednesday night, thieves left a t
out the rear entrance of dresses
blouses. The toaU of dropped gi