A WINNER! - Kenny Davis, 10-
year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken
Davis, 808 Woodslde, was the $00
winner In last week’s football con
test. Kenny filled out his own choices
and won. His dad said he hasn't even
come close on his own predictions.
VOL. 88 NO. 83
OCTOBER 18, 19T7
Two Share Football Money
For the first time In seven weeks, there was no clear-cut winner In last week's Mirror-
Herald football contest.
None of the guessperts were able to come up with a perfect card, due to R-S Central's 7-6
upset of favored Bast Rutherford.
Thirteen persons hit nine of the 10 area high school and college games, but none of the
18 could hit R-S Central's upset.
Thus, the de-breaker again determined the winners, and this time two persons came
within a point and will share the $76 first and second prizes.
Sara George and Tommy Buchanan, both of Kings Mountain, predicted 27 points on the
Delores Hughes, Kenny Davis and Johnny Cobb.
Mrs. George and Buchanan will receive checks for $87.60.
Others missing Just one game. Included Foley Cobb, Kathem Gordon-Wright, Mike
Bowen, Barry Webster, Ron Carpenter, Richie Land, Chip McGill, Mark Champion,
Dedlores Hughes, Kenny Davis and Johnny Cobb.
There Is another contest In today's paper, listing 10 of this week’s top high school and
college games. Read over the rules and send us your entry. Tou could be the next winner.
The long-range weather forecast
Includes variable cloudiness through
Thursday. Over the western N. C.
section rain Is possible during the
same period. Temperatures are
expected to reach highs In the low
70s and lows In the low 40s. Ac
cording to the U. S. Weather Bureau
the varying temperatures means, at
best, we are having "sweater
United Fund Goal
Goes Over The Top
Kings Mountain United Fund for
1078 la over the top.
Drive leaders at Thursday's
Report Day luncheon announced
that pledges sutd contributions total
$81,282.86, more than $8,000 over the
campaign goal of $48,000.
The Industrial Division, of which
Carl DeVane and Charles Mauney
liue co-cnsdrmet , It, ads the reporting
with a total of $88,708, over $11,000
more than the goal, ftrilowed by city
emidoyes, of which Mrs. Houston
Wnife was chalrmzm, where the
report was $2200, $200 over goal;
and by the professlohal division of
which Mrs. Frank Slncox and Mrs.
Joe Lee were co-chstlrmen, which
reported $1786, $86 ovedr the goal of
Other chairmen making reports
were Larry Wood, advance gifts,
$1806 of a goal of $1600; Polly Phifer,
commercial, $3,616.86 of a goal of
$6,280; Becky Seism, correspon
dence, $126 of a goal of $1,000; Jerry
Ledford and Mark Wilson, hospital,
$603 of $760 goal; Rev. Bob Boggan,
ministerial, $686 of a goal of $760;
Ronald Mauney, schools, $2186 of a
goal of $3,260 and Nancy Ross,
realize a record $60,000 by our
awards night banquet.”
Chairman Pat Cheshire and
President Larry Wood thanked the
drive leaders for “obvious hard
work” and said that persons who
still want to contribute may do so.
"Hopefully,” said Cheshire, "we can
realize a record $60,000 by our awards
Cheshire said the sumual United
Fund Awards Night banquet will be
held Nov. 17 at Kings Mountain
Junior High Cafeteria where awards
will be presented to top contributors
GROVER - WendeU White Is one
of six candidates seeking three
council seats here In the Nov. 8
A Grover native, this Is White's
first bid for public office.
White Is a graduate of Grover
High School and la employed by
Baxter Corp. of Shelby. He Is a
member of the National Guard and
Is a Mason In the Stateline Lodge.
The candidate's wife, Judy, Is also
from Grover. They have one son,
Biont, 8. a student at Grover
Elementary School. The Whites are
members of First Baptist Church,
where Wendell serves on the finance
The candidate comments In hla
filing statement . . .
"... I feel the elected officials
have done a fine Job on the programs
underway. Programs such as
recreation and beautification. I
would like to see these programs
continued. . . .
”... I would. If elected, also work
to hold the line on the tax structure
and work toward seeing Im
provements In community
programs to benefit all cltlsens. I
would like to see the Community
crime Watch program completely
organised and functioning. Such a
program would be of great benefit to
the entire community and especially
to our senior cltlsens.
”... 1 was bom and raised In
Grover and I feel people here
know me, know that I can work. If
slsctsd, with anyone on ths city
council,” White said.
KM Area Citizens
Honored For Service
Tonight’s one-on-one district
meeting Is scheduled for 7:80 at
Trinity Episcopal Church on Phifer
Commissioner Fred Wright and
Mayor John Moss will co-host the
District six residents and In
terested citizens from other areas of
the city are Invited to attend.
Commissioner Wright and Mayor
Moss will offer brief updates of
programs In progress and will then
throw the floor open tor comments,
suggestions, questions and com
Jim StoU of Kings Mountain will
assume new duties Nov. 1 as Gaston
County's first purchasing agent, a
new position bi which aU depart
mental purchasing wlU be cen
Mr. StoU, of 1016 Sherwood Lane,
has served as director of the
Learning Lab at Gaston Skills since
March and prior to that Urns served
tor a number of years as purchasing
agent for Whltln Machinery Com
pany, textile machine manufac
Mrs. Stoll, the former Daphne
Lamb, Is a former Klnp Mountain
schoolteacher. They are parents of
five children and are active in Kings
Moisitaln Baptist Church.
Seven Kings Mountain area people
were honored Friday night at the
first annual awards banquet
sponsored by the Cleveland County
Voters Registration Association.
The association Is chaired by Dr.
Joseph Roberts, who helped
organize It about a year ago for the
purpose of encouraging voter
registration and to make voters
aware of poUtlcsd Issues.
The awards presented lut Friday
were in recognition of outstanding
contributions by Individuals to their
communities In many areas.
Dr. Roberts said the people
honored have made their contribu
tions "without public recognition”
before the association was
established. He said, "We think of
these people as our role models.”
Mrs. WUlle Marable and E. D.
Wilson of Kings Mountain were
recognized for outstanding civic
service. Mrs. Marable Is a tetuiher^
at North School and serves as
director of the city's Homebased
ChUd Care Program. Wilson, a
retired educator-administrator, was
recognized for his work In area Boy
Scouting and education.
Hazel I. Brown and Mrs. Marian
Cooke of Kings Mountain were
honored for their work In the field
of religion. Brown Is a retired
government employe and la active In
church and community work. Mrs.
Cooke, a nUnlster's wife, and a
member of New Bynum AME Zion
Chiqiel has been active In church
and community work.
Robert J. Dawkins of Grover,
James B. Maddox Jr. and L L.
Adams were recognised for work In
politics; Dawkins and Maddox for
voter registration and Adams for
Dawkins Is a textile employe and
has worked toward encouraging
voter reglstratlan and providing
transportation for them to do so.
Maddox, a PPG employe, has been
active In the same area. Adams was
principal of Compact School for 87
years during which he organized a
voter registration drive for his PTA.
The organization also actively
engaged political figures to speak on
Issues at PTA meetings.
The keynote speaker at
Friday's banquet at Kings Mountain
Inn was Karl Adkins, an attorney
with the Charlotte firm of Cham
bers, Stein, Ferguson and Becton.
He spoke on political action In the
Photo by Tom McIntyre
DRACULA LIVES! — The old bloodsucker from Transylvania
Is scheduled to arise frtxn his coffin and go seeking fresh blood
each night during the Jaycee Haunted House activities Oct. 21-31.
Tlie haunted house Is In the old Roses Store, 216 S. Battleground
Charge Those Old Batteries
At Jaycees’ Haunted House
When was the last time you were
good and scared?
They say a little fright Is good tor
the system. R charges the batteries.
The Kings Mountain Jaycees are
offering cltlsens of all ages a chance
to charge the old batteries Oct. 21-81
as they present "The Haunted
The former Roses Store, 216 S.
Battleground Ave., Is the site of the
spooky goings-on, said Kemp
Mauney, general chairman.
"Halloween Is not Halloween
without a visit to a haunted house,”
Mauney said, “so the Kings
Mountain Jaycees have planned an
exciting one tor the area residents.”
Included In the thrills are the
Ghost Train — you see the Ughts and
hear the sounds, but there la nothing
there; Shrinking Room — a wall of
bloody spikes close In on you as you
try to escape; PerUous Passage —
can you get out before the lltUe
creatures of the darkness grab
you?; Dracula'sChambers — where
the old vsimplre waits for a tran
sfusion; GulUotlne Room - careful
you don’t lose your head here;
Spider Room - yucchhh!; Mum
my's Tomb — he's wrapped up Uke a
Christmas present; Frankenstein's
Laboratory — where a person could
lose himself to the cause of science;
and the Tlmberwolf's Lair — a
charming romp through the woods
with a real wolf (so watch It girls).
As an added bit of fun, application
forms are being filled out by the
young ladles at Kings Mountain
Senior High to win a date with
Dracula. The winner will arrive at
Friday's Mountaineer football game
with the vampire In his hearse.
After the game the couple will have
a "blood pizza” at the Plssa Hut.
At the haunted house the Jaycees
will have concessions tor sale. In
cluding Dr. Jekyl’s Formula and
Mummy Juice (soft drinks) and
Tickets are $1.26, but discount
coupons are available Inside today's
Mirror-Herald. The Haunted House
will be open weekdays and
Halloween at 6 p. m. and Saturday
and Sunday at 6:80 p. m.
Jaycee event chairmen are Dave
Dining, A1 Morets, Tommy Grayson,
corky Fulton, Steve Stpe, Jim
Tate, Jim Sotelo, Mike Brown,
Danny DUltng, and Hector