Tie-Breaker Decides The Winner
For the aecond straight week, the tie-breaker decided the winners In the
Mirror-Herald’s Pick The Winner football contest.
Out of 418 entries, only two people turned In perfect ballots. Actually, one other
' perfect card came In but It was disqualified because It was received past the'
noon Friday deadline. Had It been received on time. It still would not have been a
winner because the two winning entries were closer to the de-breaker of 17 points
hi the UNC-Kentucky game, won by Kentucky 10-7.
First place went to Harold Roark of 710 Bridges Dr., Kings Mountain. He was
right on every pick, and guessed 81 points on the tie breaker.
Second place went to Larry Roark of Orover, who was perfect and had a tie
breaker guess of 84 points. Sixty-four persons missed only one game.
Another contest la on page 13 of today's Mirror-Herald.
Several entries were disqualified last week because they didn’t meet the
deadline. So enter as quickly as possible and get a chance at that dough!
Partly Cloudy, Scattered
Highs In Low
To Mid 80s, Lows in Mid 60s.
THE TUESDAY EDiTiON |Y|OUnTIMf1
VOL. 88 NO. 78
SEPTEMBER 18, 1977
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In KM Board Race
CHARLES W. PARKER
Public lEvents Scheduled
’Ihe One-On-One program tor
District One residents Is tonight
at 7:80 in the fellowship hall at
Kings Mountain Baptist Church.
Mayor John Moes and District
One Commissioner James
Childers will host the meeting.
Rev. J.C. Ooare, pastor of the
church, will open the meeting
Citizens of district one are
urged to attend this meeting. ’To
find the fellowship hall citizens
ime asked to use the east and
west side entrances of the
New Rescue Squad?
A citizens meeting is
scheduled for Wed., Sept. 14 at 7
p.nl. at the Kings Mountain
Oominunlty Center to discuss the
organization of KM Emergency
Bethware Fair, SOth edition,
opens Wed., Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. at
Bethware School, through Sat.,
Sponsored by the Bethware
Progressive Club, the fair again
features McBride Brothers
Rides, exhibits and Judging In
the school gym and registration
tor a car to be given away.
’Thursday Is children’s day and
ride tickets will be reduced. ’The
fair opens at 2 p.m. ’Ihursday
and Saturday. Proceeds will go
to the Bethware School and area
volunteer fire departments.
For KM Elderiy
Hey, senior citizens!
Oot your lifetime fishing
permits tor Moss Lake yet?
’These q>eclal permits feu- KM
senior citizens, which allow
fishing In all designated fishing
areas of Moss Lake, are
available at the City Codes of
fice, downstairs at city hall.
’Die permits are being Issued
tree of charge to local elderly
residents by the Kings Mountain
Authority members encourage
the elderly to take advantage of
the city’s recreational facilities.
However, those applying tor the
lifetime permits are cautioned to
make sure they also obtain a
’nu^ more candidates have
filed to seek commissioner seats
In the October 11 municipal
election bringing the total to 12.
A fourth man filed Friday Just
before the deadline, but Monday
announced he was withdrawing
from the race. Fred Finger
called the elections board to ask
his name be removed from
’The three new candidates are
Gilbert Hamrick, M.C. Pruette
and Charles Paiker. Pruette Is a
Candidate Hamrick la seeking
office In district two agednst
Incumbent Humes Houston and
contenders Lloyd Davis, W.S.
Blddlx and Jerry MulUnax.
Pruette and Parker are can
didates In district six running
against Incumbent Fred Wright
Jr. and cemtender J ames Dickey.
District five Incumbent
William Grissom is opposed for
office by James E. Amos and
’niomas H. Barnette.
Hamiick Is a Kings Mountain
native who owns and operates
Hamrick’s Used Cars and Dixie
Cab Co. ’The candidate attended
local schools and received his
high school diploma while ser
ving In the U.S. Army from 1608
to 1961. He was In the Military
Police serving In the Panama
Hamrick Is married to the
former Shirley Owens of Bolling
SjHlngs, S.C. They have two
sons, Michael and Scottle, both
students In local schools.
"If elected,’’ Hamrick stated,
"and given a chance I will serve
to the best of my ability all of the
citizens of Kings Mountain. I
would make myself awallable to
all citizens anytime to discuss
problems concerning city
Candidate Pruette Is a native
of Grover who attended Mars
Hill College and served In Korea
In the 7th Cavalry Regiment. He
was also assigned duty In
security with the United Nations
Civil Assistance Command,
Pruette Is married to the
former Joanne Bridges of Kings
Mountain. They have three
daughters, Sharon, a student at
UNC-Charlotte, Jenifer and
Andrea, both students In local
’Ihe candidate Is a member
and deacon at First Baptist
Church and is a director of the
Alfred Wright Evangelistic
Association. He Is also a
member of several benevolent
He Is past Master of the
Grover Masonic Lodge where he
now serves as a junior deacon.
He is a Shrlner with the York
Rite Bodies In Gastonia. Pruette
presently serves as a member of
the Kings Mountain Lake
Authority. For the past 24 years
Pruette has been employed by
Southern Bell out of the Gastonia
district. He currently serves on
Bell’s Intertoll board.
’Ihe candidate said, "I would
like to see maximum
cooperation and harmony In city
government. I believe I can
contribute to the well-being of
(’Turn ’To Page 8)
DR. JOSEPH ROBERTS
A third Kings Mountain area
resident, Dr. Joseph Roberts,
has announced his Intention to
run for one of the two Kings
Mountain District Schools Board
of Education seats In the
November 8 election.
Candidate filing for the two
school board seats opens Frl.,
Sept. 16 at noon and closes at
noon, Frl., Oct. 7.
’The two seats coming open this
year are now held by P. A.
Francis of Grover and Tommy
Bridges of Kings Mountain. Dr.
Roberts, an outside city limits
resident, will seek the seat held
Dr.Roberts' filing and goals of
office statement Is as follows:
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‘Kill Km, He Woni Kill Anyone Bse’
Rationalizing Death Penalty
Photo By Tom McIntyre
ROTARY SPEAKER — Sen. OUle Harris of Kings Mountain
* spoke on bills approved and disapproved at the KM Rotary lun-
jtfieon at the country club last Thursday. He chats with Barry
Ivankins following the meeting.
By TOM MCINTYRE
"How does a Chrlatlan rationalize supporting capital punish
ment?" asked BUI RusseU.
"If the state kills him, then he won’t kUl anyone else If set free,’’
answered OlUe Harrla.
The third term Senator from Kings Mountain was speaking to
the Rotary Club at the country club last Thursday when RusseU
asked the questlcn.
Reinstating the death penalty for North Carolina was one of
Senator Harris’ campaign pledges and he continues to st^ck by the
beUef that capital punishment Is a detsrent to crimes of murder.
"1 think we approved a workable death penalty blU during this
General Assembly,’’ Harris said. "It states that a defendant In a
capital crime case has the right to two trials. The first Is to
determine Innooenae or guUt. The second. If the verdict Is guUty,
Is to determliM whether the person charged receives the death
penalty or Ufa In prlaon. We hope this procedure makes the law
The legislature alao passed a bUl to deal with persons convicted
of armed robbery. If convicted the person automatlcaUy receives
a seven year sentence and automatically must serve a fuU five
years before being considered tor parole, according to Senator
Laws passed during the past session also makes trial of
criminal defendants mandatory within 120 days. "IhlB Is to
prevent attorneys from continuing cases on and on Indefinitely.”
the senator said. "In 1980 the time llmltls reduced toOO days.”
Senator Harrla said that the bUl also aUows Individual counties
the option of keeping prisoners who receive 180 days or less terms
In the county jaU rather than sending them to the state prison
"But recently I have heard that many counties are refusing to
keep the prisoners because the state Is only paying eight doUars a
day per prisoner,” Harris said. "I really don’t blame them. We
have 18,000 prisoners In North Carolina and It costs the state
$12,000 per prisoner each year.”
At the beginning of the recent session Senator Harris was made
chairman of the Human Resources Committee tor the State.
Under this title, his committee deals with all aspects of human
resources In the state. He was also placed on the prison system
appropriations committee as well as the Veterans and MUltary
Affairs committee as weU as the Insurance committee.
Rotarlan Dr. Teriy SeUers arranged for Senator Harrla to speak
to the club last Thursday.