Second Primary Is Next Tuesday
Loc«l, county and aUte-wlda polls will be open from 6:80 a. m. until 7:80 p. m., Tues.,
Sept. 14 for second primary voting by Democrats and Republicans.
OOP voters will decide between Oubematorlal candidates David Flaherty and the Rev.
Ooy Prlvette to seek the Oovemor's office against Democrat James Hunt Jr. In the Nov. 3
Democrats will decide between candidates Howard Lee smd Jimmy Oreen for
lieutenant Oovemor; Lillian Woo and Henry L. Bridges for State Auditor; and Jessie Rae
Scott and John Brooks tor Oommlssioner of Labor.
An eight candidates failed to gain a majority of votes In the August 17 primary election
and within the time limit following that election csmdldates Prlvette, Oreen, Bridges and
Brooks requested run-off elections on September 14.
State-wide about 30 percent of the registered voters turned out at the polls August 17. In
Cleveland County about 41 percent of the eligible voters went to the polls. The Cleveland
Elections Board stated that 38,796 Democrats and 4,311 Republicans were registered to
vote on August 17 and that same number la eligible next Tuesday.
Oounty-wlde a total of 39,198 voters — Democrats, Republicans, Independents and
American Party members — were on the books for the August 17 primary. A total of 11,894
voters went to the polls on that date. However, In next Tuesday's second primary only
registered Democrats and Republicans are eligible to vote.
tlie board of elections has scheduled 10 a. m. meetings In the elections offices, 311 E.
Warren St., Shelby, today, Friday, Saturday and Monday (Sept. 9,10,11 and 18) to pass
upon appUcatians for absentee ballots. Absentee ballots will be counted beginning at 3 p.
m. on electlan day.
Hie canvass of votes cast next Tuesday will be held In CSasarooms 1, 3 and 8 of the Law
Enforcement Center In Shelby on Hiurs., Sept. 16 beginning at 10 a. m.
Hie totsOs from next Tuesday's county-wide voting will be posted on a board at the
Cleveland County Volunteer Fire Department, 138 Harris St., Shelby.
Hie elections board warns that any person who has moved to another precinct must fill
out a change of address form by registration deadline. In the case of the second primary
voters who have registered since the August 17 prlmsuy are not eligible to vote until the
general electlan on November 3.
Only persons who have moved Into another precinct In the 80 day period Immediately
preceding an electlan are eligible to return to their former precinct to vote.
ICngs Mountain area voters will go to the polls at Bethware School, the National Ouard
Armory (W. KM) and the community center (E. KM). Curbside voting for siged and
disabled voters is by law confined to the hours from 9 a. m. until 6 p. m. on election day.
Hie deadline for registering for the November 3 general election is 6p. m. Tues., Oct. 4.
Registration for the coming general election Is handled at the elections office In Shelby or
by appointment through precinct registrars and qualified judges.
VOL. 87 NO. 86
KINOS MOUNTAIN, NORni CAROLINA 38686 THimSDAT, SBPIEBIRER 9, 1816
One-Day Drive October 1
Goal Is $39,000
Hie Kings Mountain United Fund
goal for the current year has been
set at 889,000 — higher by $8,000 than
the previous goad.
Lsury Wood, csunpalgn chairman,
said the one-day drive Is set for Frl.,
Oct. 1 with the final reports coming
Fri., Oct. 8 and the awards banquet
on Thv-'iii, firr. tr
"We decided to shoot for a one day
campsdgn this year to condense the
program and make It more ef
fective," Wood saUd. "Dragging the
project out is not the best way to
hauidle a fund-rsdalng caunpalgn."
Last yeau''s UF campaign goal
was 886,000, but total pledges came
to 880,000 giving Kings Mountain top
prise from a state agency for best
campaign In the category for com
munities of this slse.
"We think 889,000 U a realistic
goal," Wood sold, "and we expect to
do better thui laMt year’s pledge."
Hie Kings Mountain United Fund
will assist 11 local and area agencies
this year, with the largest per
centage of contributions being
Hie subscribing agencies Include
American Red Cross, Piedmont
Council Boys Scouts, Kings
Mountain Rescue Squad, high school
band and chorus and ministerial
Also Piedmont Council Olrl
Scouts, Cleveland County Associa
tion for Retarded Children, the
county drug abuse prevention
center, the Salvation Army uid the
North Carolina United Community
Divisions Include advance gifts,
commercial, correspondence. In
dustrial, ministerial and
professional and public employes
such as educators, postal, city and
Cholrpersms of the divisions,
respectively, are Larry Wood, Pat
Cheshire, Becky Seism, Ron
OSbome, Frank Shliiey and June
Also Richard Oreen, Fred
Weaver, Qrace Wolfe and John
At Wednesday’s luncheon meeting
at West Elementary School all
dtvislon chairmen, coordinators and
key campsdgn personnel were given
materials for distribution for this
year’s UF campaign.
OnMon., Sept. 37a7:80a. m. kick
off breakfast for the one-day
campaign Is scheduled at Kings
Mountain Irm. By this time. Wood
said, the campaign should be fully
organised and Initial contacts
mode in all divisions. “The October
1 target date should give all
divisions time to return their pledge
cards,” he continued.
Buford Defore, vice president of
manufacturing at Spectrum Tex
tured Fibers, Inc., will be guest
speaker at the kick-off breakfast.
It’s Fair Time again In Kings
Mountain and gates to the 39th
armual Bethware Community Fair
swing open Wednesday afternoon on
the grounds of Bethware School.
Bethware Progressive Club
President Myers Hambright said the
fair will continue nightly through
Saturday with Children’s Day next
Hiursday featuring reduced rides ‘
suid attnictlons for the young folk.
Hie Bicentennial Fair Is expected
to attTMt a record number of
exhibitors In agricultural, com
mercial, auid educational entries,
said Hambright, who said both
ribbons and cash prises would be
presented following judging on
Thursday. Bethware School
Cafeteria will agsdn house the
variety of exhibits Including carmed
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Defore was chairman of the In
dustrial division of the UF caunpalgn
The awards banquet, when
connpanles auid Industries auid In-
dtvlduaLls will be recognised for their
work, will be held at 6:80 p. m. at
Kings Mountailn Junior High on
Hiura, Nov. U.
Wood Bald the donatlonB to the
Kmgs Mountain United Ft -Hl are npt
used to sponsor lunct.ions and
banquets and that a hlg^ percentage
of the contributions remain within
the community since Kings
Mountain United Fimd Is a complete
program within Itself arxl Is not
affiliated with a county or reglonad
Officer Is ^Beat Cop’
80T. IBIJJ8 KINO
Sgt. EUla King, an 18-year veteran
of the Kings Mountain Police
Department, began duties yesterday
as the new community services
officer for the department.
Chief Earl Uoyd said Sgt. King;
was selected for the job because he
Is well-known throughout the
community to both the businessmen
and to the your.g people.
Hie community services officer Is
In charge of coordinating school
patrol, safety patrol and crossing
guard activities, with patrols In the
downtown business district and for
coordinating police asslstsuice with
"Following the close of school
patrols each day, Sgt. King will work
In the downtown business district,"
Chief Lloyd said. "He Is what we
SIGNS PROCLAMATION - Mayor John Henry Moos
signs a proclamation declaring (he week Sept 17-38
Constitution Week In Kings Mountain as Mrs. Marvin
Photo by Tom Mclntirre
Teer, left, and Mrs. W.T. Weir, chairman of the Colonel
Frederick Hambright Chapter DAR observance, look
Kings Mountain Programs Planned
September 17-23 Set Aside
For DAR Constitution Week
used to call the cop on the beat. The
toot patrolman gives a much closer
relaUonshlp between the community
and the law enforcement officer."
Lloyd said the most routine
complaints the police receive have
to do with school patrols, funeral
traffic and patrols In the downtown
business district. "We have decided
to cover all of these aspects under
the same program," Lloyd said.
The chief also stated that
assigning these duties to Sgt. King,
because he Is well known, will save
the city the expense and time of
hiring a new man and training him
In the job.
Hie community services officer Is
on duty from 8 a. m. until 6 p. m.
Monday through Friday.
Calling for rededlcatlon of prin
ciples to American democracy.
Colonel Frederick Hambright
Chapter, Daughters of the American
Revolution, will sponsor special
programs during Constitution Week
Mrs. W. T. Weir, chairman, and
Mrs. Marvin Teer, co-chairman,
said a kick-off program to the
week’s observance will be held on
Sun., Sept. 19, at 8 p. m. at St. Mat
thew’s Lutheran Church.
The patriotic, historical,
educaUanal program will include
audience participation dealing with
rededlcatlon of democratic ptin-
clptok told restating the principles of
the DAR. The community Is Invited
Mayor John Henry Moss signed
proclamation Tuesday at 10 a. m.
declaring that Constltutlan Week
will be observed In the city Sept. 17-
38 and asking all cltlssns and
merchants to fly flags during the
Special displays at Mauney
Memorial Library, In the various
libraries In the school system, a
special project by Mrs. Hilda B.
Ooforth’s fifth grade Junior
American Cltlaens at West School,
announcements In church bulletins
and spot announcements by Radio
StaUon WKMT wlU hlghUght the
week. Hie local newspaper will
publish a quls of 30-38 questions
dealing with Oonstltutlan Week,
sponsored nationally by National
Constitution Week, commemo
rates the signing of the Constitution
of the United States. It la the oldest
Oonstltutlon still In active use In the
world today and Is the basic
document of the U. S. government, a
government which protects the
Individual liberties of Its cltlaens,
said the co-chairman.
Whereas, The Constitution of the
United States of America gives us
the foundation for a free, pros
perous, and Independent life for
every cltlxen, but each generation,
In time, must work for and claim It;
otherwise, through carelessness or
Indifference, the rights and liberties
we have enjoyed may vanish; and
Whereas, It Is of the greatest
consequence that the cltlxens fully
understand the provisions and
principles contained In the Con
stitution of the United States of
America In order to be able to
support It prcqierly os, "Hie greatest
document for human liberty In two
thousand years of recorded
Whereas, The people of the United
States should be deeply grateful to
their Founding Fathers tor the
wisdom and foresight they dlqilayed
In writing and adc^tlng the Conatltu-
Whereas, The Independence
granted to the American people to
enjoy such freedom and liberty,
unknown to any other country,
should be celebrated by appropriate
ceremonies and activities during
Oxistltutlon Week, September 17
through 38, as designated by
proclamation of the President of the
United States In accordance with
Public Law No. 916,
Now, therefore, I John Henry
Moss by virtue of the authority
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