Kinc: MOUMTWh MIRROR
VOL. 88 NO. 44
KINOS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA 38086 THURSDAY, JUNE 1,1978
JOHN GAMBLE STADIUM
Photo By I. O. Alezkiider
KM8HS GRADUATING CLASS OF 1878 - Pictured
ore members of the Kings Mountoin Senior High
gradnoting cioss who will receive dtplomao in finals
exercises Thursday (tonight) at 8 p. m. in B. N. Barnes
Auditorium. Members of the Senior Claas will lead the
The Rev. Harwood T. Smith, Jr. of
Troutman has accepted a call to
become pastor of Saint Matthew’s
Lutheran CTiurch and will begin his
ministry here July 1.
He succeeds the Rev. Robert E.
Allen, who was pastor of St. Mat
thew's for six years before accepting
a call last November to Saint James
Lutheran CSiurch in Fayetteville
Since the departure of Pastor Allen,
Dr. L. Glenn Clonlnger of Dallas has
served as Vice Pastor at St. Mat
A 1969 grsuluate of the University
of Alabama, Rev. Mr. Smith
graduated In 1962 from Mount Airy
Lutheran Seminary In Philadelphia,
Pa. He was pastor of Sharon
Lutheran Church in Olbsonvllle
from 1862-69 and for the past nine
years has served as pastor of Holy
Trinity Lutheran Church In
Pastor and Mrs. Smith have two
children, Joseph, 18, and Carolyn,
Meeting Is Set
Kings Mountain Little Theatre will
hold regular monthly meeting
Thursday (tonight) at 8 p. m. In
. Park Grace Auditorium.
Plans (or next year’s activities
’ will be discussed and prospective,
new members are encouraged to
attend and Join In the program.
CUff Whitfield wlU preside.
The Little Theatre meets monthly
on first Thursday evenings at Park
t A total of 64 guests have pre-
^ legistered to attend Saturday's 80th
reunion of the graduating class of
194S of Kings Mountain High School.
* The reunion eupper will be served
at 7:80 p. m. at Kings Mountain
'* Motor Inn.
Featured speaker will be Rev.
\ / James Moss, Presbyterian minister,
I* f and former member of the class.
Members of the local committee
lu tt on arrangements (or the event are
Bobby Bridges, Frances Sarvls,
aoe Sparks, Bobble Harmon, Clara
Russ, Bud MedUn, Joyce Howell and
commencement program and alee present special
music. Principal Forrest Wheeler will award diplomas,
assisted by School Supt. William Davis and Chief
Marshal Betsy Ann Stelnert.
SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM UNDERWAY - The
Mayor’s Sununer Youth Program is well underway.
Pictured interviewing i4>piicaats at City Hall on
Saturday are Buford De Fore, Rev. M. L. Campbell,
Charles Webber, Mayor John Mobs (standing) and
Photo By Lib Stewart
Franklin L Ware, ail members of the committee. This
is the tenth year of the program, which is designed to
offer summer em|doyment to high school seniors and
Mayor’s Summer Job
Program Now Underway
The Mayor’s summer employ
ment committee and the Em
ployment Security Commission are
cooperatively seeking Job op
portunities for youth this summer.
Committee members and Job
service staff met Friday afternoon
and Saturday morning to assist in
taking applications. Fifty-four high
school and college students reported
to caty Hall to file applications for
summer work, representing KMSHS
and six different colleges In the
According to Franklin Ware,
manager of the ESC office, "theae
young people demonstrate a great
amount of energy and enthusiasm
for summer work and their Interests
and abilities cover many fields in
cluding artistic work, clerical,
business, service, recreation, in
dustrial and construction work.”
Approximately 76 rising senior
students had work experience
training and filed applications with
Job service through their school
Services Were Wednesday
Death Oaims ^Red’ Fulls
Funeral services for Oliver Troy
(Red) FaUs, 68, of 4646 Morgan St.,
Charlotte, former resident of Kings
Mountain, were conducted Wed
nesday afternoon at 4 p. m. from
Central United Methodist Church of
which he was a member.
Rev. Robert Boggan was assisted
In the service by Rev. Gary Bryant,
pastor of First Presbyterian Church,
and David Smith, assistant pastor at
First Presbyterian Church.
Active pallbearers were Glee
Bridges, A1 Giigg, John Howse,
Wilson Griffin, James Dickey,
Frank Mltchem, all of Kings
Mountain, and Pete Buffln of Mount
Holly. Interment was In Mountain
Mr. Falls died suddenly Monday
morning of a heart attack In
Charlotte at the Bus Terminal where
he was enroute to Kings Mountain to
continue remodeling plana (or a
house here he and his wife had
recently purchased. A retired Kings
Mountain contractor, he was son of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ander
son Falls. He was married to the
former Lois Clonlnger of Kings
bi County Election
In Tuesday Vote
Said Ware,’ "Some of our In
dustrial plants have rehlred college
students who were In their employ
last summer but we need more
Students may obtain application
blanks in Mayor John Moss office at
Employers who can use a student
for summerwork are Invited to caU
the Job service unit at the KM
Community Center, 789-8661 or 483-
Surviving, In addition to his wife,
are their daughter, Mrs. Darrell
Austin of Kings Mountain; their son-
in-law, Darrell Austin; two grand
children, Darrell Austin, Jr. and
Amy Austin of Kings Mountain; and
(our sisters, Mrs. Jessie Whlt-
tlemore of Greensboro, Mrs. Leola
Whitworth of Columbia, S. C. and
Mrs. Bessie Dickey Beam and Mrs.
Eaien Petroslno, both of Kings
Harris Funeral Home was In
charge of arrangements.
L. E. (Josh) Hinnant and David M.
(Pete) Stamey are the Democrat
choices to seek election to the
Cleveland County Board of Com
missioners In the November general
Stamey was the top vote-getter In
the county race In Tuesday’s Second
Democratic Primary. Hinnant was a
close second to shut out Incumbent
C. M. Peeler Jr.
An estimated 38.4 percent of the
34,666 registered Democrats went to
the polls Tuesday to select two
commissioner candidates and one U.
S. Senate candidate. John Ingram,
N. C. CommiBsloner of Insursmce,
was the overwhelming choice over
former banker and businessman
Luther Hodges Jr. Cleveland
County’s voters followed the trend
set across the state in this runoff
election. Ingram will (ace GOP
candidate Jesse Helms in Novem
In the May 3 Democratic Primary
approximately 42 jtorcent of the
county’s Democrats went to the
polls. In the county commission
candidate voting Hhmant led the
tleket with Peeler coming In second,
Stamey third. Tommy Bridgos
fourth and J. D. (Doc) Turner flfGi.
However, Hinnant’s lead was not
sufficient to exempt him from
Tuesday’s second primary, called
for by Stamey.
In Tuesday’s polling Stamey led
Hinnant and Peeler In overall totsJ
votes cast. Stamey polled 8,660 votes
to Hinnant’s 8,873 and Peeler’s 3,464.
Cleveland Countlans handed John
Ingram a total of 4,009 votes and
Luther Hodges 1,748 votes.
Although Stamey garnered 188
more votes than Hinnant, the can
didate from Kings Mountsdn led in
both East and West lOngs Mountain
precincts, Grover, Bethware, Waco
and in Shelby’s precincts one and
A special meeting of the Kings
Mountain Board of Commlaalotwrs
Is set for tonight at 6:00 for the
purpose of presenting the 1978-79
The meeting will be held In
commissioner chambers at city ludl.
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will
return to Kings Mountain Monday
tor a one-day visit at First Bi^pUst
Kings Mountain Ministerial
Association Is sponsoring the visit
and gosd of the collection is 136 pints
”We invite Kings Mountain
cltlsens to turn-out at this visit,”
said Mrs. Mary Timms, spokesman
for the Cleveland County Chapter of
the American Red Ooas.
There will be a Hot Dog and Bake
Sale Sat., June 8 at the Kings
Mountain Community Center begin
ning 10:80 a.m. Hot Dogs are .00c
with homemade chill, slaw and
slices of cakes and pies will be sold,
take out or eat Inside building.
Proceeds will go to the Kings
Mountain Emergency Service to
help buy equipment and pay (or
Vote totals recorded for East KM
were: Ingram — 69; Hodges — 191;
Stamey — 81; Hinnant — 386 and
Peeler — 61.
WKM: Ingram — 803, Hodges —
211, Stamey — 109, Hinnant — 683
and Peeler — 138.
Grover: Ingram — 76, Hodges —
22, Stamey — 88, Hinnant — 90 and
Peeler — 48.
Bethware: Ingram — 90, Hodges
— 20, Stamey — 46, Hinnant — 96
and Peeler — 24.
Waco: Ingram — 184, Hodges —
43, Stamey — 116, Hinnant — 183 and
Peeler — 61.
In Shelby No. 1, Hinnant polled
306, Stamey, 286; and Peeler, 302. In
Shelby No. 3, Hinnant, 878; Stamey,
306; and Peeler, 848.
In the local elections In November
ISnnant and Stamey will appear on
the ballot even though they have no
Republican opposition. The same
holds true for Sheriff Haywood Allen
and Coroner Bennett Masters.
Wednesday, Hinnant said, “I am
quite happy with the way the voting
turned out, but I did think It would be
a closer race between all three of the
Hinnant, who has completed one
four-year term cn the county board
and almost two yean of the nnex-
pfred term ot the taia B. B. (Pop)
Slmihona, also commented that
during the few days prior to the
election it became evident to him
that Stamey would lead the ticket.
"It appears to me that the two of
us who were elected because we got
our people out to v<^ and the man
who lost did not get his people out,”
Iflnnant said. “Pete Stamey ran
extremely well In his neck of the
woods and I ran well in mine. In the
other areas we were close.”
Hinnant said he has been asked
about Issues (or campaigning
several times. ”I don’t really set
any big Issues. It’s more a matter of
dollars and cents. We have to set our
priorities and control spending and
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Kevin Allison, who has Just
completed his freshman year of
studies at the University of Notre
Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana has
been selected as one of 60 students
from a class of 1,600 who will par
ticipate In the "Sophomore Year
He will study at the Catholic
University of the West In Angers,
France. He will enplatw from New
York, N. Y. August 81, and will
return statewide June 8, 1979.
During the year the group will
travel In France and several
Western European countries.
He Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
Allison of Lake Montonla Road.