A ER I NRL AE Give Blood Thursday 12:30 - 6 P.M. T— ( WERC First Baptist Church TA *S 001 AxexqT1 TRTIOWSNK Aaunep s bu fCUDMN * 9 AY JuowpaTd 9g808¢ 25" Commissioner Norman King are "VOL. 96 NUMBER 39 The field is complete for the Kings Mountain commissioner and mayor’s election on Tues., Oct. 11. Filing ended last week with three more citizens joining the commissioners’ race and one resident coming out in Opposi- tion to Mayor John Henry Moss. Gilbert “Pee Wee” Hamrick, an unsucessful candidate in the last mayor’s election, filed Wednesday with City Elections Board Chairman Luther Ben- nett. Filing for the District Four commissioners’ race were Danny McAbee and Clara Flowers Ross, and filing for the District Three commissioners’ race was Frank Wright. Eleven citizens are seeking the three commissioners seats which are available for four-year terms. The seats of District One Com- ‘missioner Jim Childers, District Three Commissioner Corbet Nicholson and District Four available. All three are seeking _ re-election. Childers, seeking his third four-year term, is opposed by Ir- vin “Tootie” Allen. Nicholson is opposed by Ronald Franks, T.C. “Red” McKee and Wright. King faces opposition from Harry “Dutch” Wilson, Rev. M.L. Campbell, Mrs. Ross and McAbee. In announcing for the District Four seat, McAbee said he is especially interested in the youth and senior citizens programs and would like to see street im- provements and water im- provements. “I would like to see lower rates for all utilities, more street im- provements, and more recrea- tional facilities, such as bowling and skating,” he said. “If elected, I will serve the citizens of Kings Mountain to the best of my abili- ty. Everyone’s prayers, support and vote will be greatly ap- preciated.” McAbee is single and resides THURSDAY, September 15, 1983 Field Complete For City Election with his mother at 804 Second Street. He is employed by Mac’s Grocery, 900 North Piedmont Avenue. He is an active member of Second Baptist Church, where he is involved in the music and recreational programs. Mrs. Ross is a lifelong resident of the city and lives with her hus- band, Richard G. “Bud” Ross at 201 Fairview Street. They have two daughters, Donna (Mrs. Mike) Boheler of Lexington, S.C., and Sharon Ross of Kings Mountain. She is a member of First Wesleyan Church, where she serves on the church board, is an assistant Sunday School teacher and tithing secretary. She has been employed for the past seven years in the business loan department of Branch Banking and Trust in Gastonia. “My decision to run for city commissioner in District Four is not a hasty decision,” Mrs. Ross said. “For several years I have contemplated running for this Turn To Page 12-A GILBERT HAMRICK KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA CLARA ROSS DANNY McABEE Forum For Candidates Monday At City Hall The Kings Mountain Positive Action League will sponsor an open forum for all candidates for city government offices Monday night at 7:30 at the Council Chambers of the Governmental Services Facilities Center (new City Hall). All candidates have been personally invited and urged to attend, Rev. Eugene Land, chairman of the PAL, said. Rev. Land also invites all the in- terested public to attend and meet the candidates. Citizens in the northern sec- tion of the city will receive im- proved water pressure and better fire protection when a new $125,000 water project is com- pleted on Mon., Sept. 26. The public works department is busy this week constructing a concrete building which will con- tain three new water pumps to serve about 1,000 residences in the Piedmont Avenue-Stowe Acres areas. Three 7.5-horsepower pumps will be used during normal con- sumption of water, and a new 15-horsepower pump can be automatically put into action during fires, Water Superinten- dent Walt Ollis said. Two of the 7.5 horsepower pumps will run simultaneously and can pump up to 1,500 gallons of water per minute, Ollis said. The 15-horsepower pump, which will kick on automatically anytime a fire hydrant is opened, can pump 2,000 gallons per minute. Ollis said the first week of operation of the new pumps will be a “fine-tuning” period. “We expect some minor problems, simply because some of the pipes won’t be able to carry the in- creased pressure,” he said. But after the kinks are worked out of the system, citizens in the northern area of the city will be very happy, Ollis said. “Im looking forward to September 26,” said District Turn To Page 12-A Photo by Gary Stewart NEW PUMP STATION - Walt Ollis, Mayor John Henry Moss, and City Commissioner Nor- man King look over the new water pumps which will serve the Piedmont Avenue area begin- ning September 26. About 1,000 homes in the northern section of the city will receive improv- ed water pressure and better fire protection. Water Project Ok’d The city board of commis- sioners Monday night adopted a resolution to enlarge the city’s water system to take in addi- tional residential and industrial customers in the Oak Grove- Bethware, and Bethlehem- Grover areas. The long-range plan, which could take about 60 months to complete, calls for building two- million gallon storage tanks on State Road 1400 north of town and off Margrace Road south of town. A 24-inch main line will be built on S.R. 2033 (Oak Grove Road) to S.R. 1001 (beside David Baptist Church), and to U.S. 74 west of Kings Mountain at the city limits. Two additonal 24-inch lines will be built, one coming down S.R. 2033 to Highway 216 and the other down 216 to S.R. 1400. During the second phase of the project, another line would go back up Highway 74 to S.R. Turn To Page 8-A DIANE DAVIS Mrs. Diane White Davis has an- nounced that she will run against Bill McDaniel for the six- year outside city seat on the Kings Mountain Board of Education. Mrs. Davis is a resident of the Oak Grove Community and is active in a number of church and community activities. Her hus- band, William P. Davis, is a carpenter and building contrac- tor and chief of the Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department. They have two sons, Perry, a Davis To 15-year-old sophomore at Kings Mountain High School, and David, a 13-year-old eighth grader at Kings Mountain Junior High. “I have always believed that our children should be provided with the best possible educa- tional opportunities, and I fur- ther feel that those who have chosen to make their living by educating children should be provided with the means and en- couragement which they need in order to competently and expert- Run ly teach,” Mrs. Davis said. “It is my desire to serve on the Kings Mountain Board of Education, therefore, I am an- nouncing my candidacy for the six-year seat from outside the ci- ty limits. I sincerely feel that my past experience from working within the school system, county and community during the past 18 years could be beneficial to the work of the Kings Mountain School Board and to the citizens of Kings Mountain,” she said. Turn To Page - 12-A All persons in attendance will be given the oppor- tunity to ask questions of each candidate. The Positive Action League will take no position for or against any candidate, Rev. Land said. The sole purpose of the forum is to give candidates and voters an opportunity to discuss those issues vital Grover has announced that he will seek a seat on the Kings Mountain Board of Education in the November election. McCoy has not decided whether he will seek the six-year outside city seat held by Bill McDaniel or the two-year out- side seat held by Paul Hord Jr. McCoy is the first person to offer opposition to the present board members. At this point, Doyle Campbell is the only per- son seeking the four-year unex- pired term of Jerry Ledford, who resigned recently, and Kyle Smith is the only person seeking Smith’s six-year inside city seat. McCoy has been active in the Grover PTO for a number of years and has three children in the Kings Mountain school system. Joy is a senior at Kings Mounain High School, where she ranks in the top 10 academically in her class, Janelle is a sixth grader at Central School, and Mary Lee is in kindergarten at Grover School. His fourth child, Quint Jr., is a graduate of Kings Mountain High School and is majoring in electrical engineering at N.C. State University. oi ig Me coy: to good government and a protected society. “It is hoped that there will be a high interest in this meeting among our citizens and candidates,” Rev. Land said. Quint McCoy To Run QUINT McCOY McCoy is a native of Ken- tucky and was the first of six children to earn a high school «diploma. He majored in economics at Western Kentucky State University and majored in pharmacy at Samford Universi- ty. He moved to Grover in 1967 and opened that town’s first drug store. He later opened drug stores in Earl and Blacksburg, and now works at the Blacksburg store. Turn To Page 12-A Funeral Service Held For Brooks Tate, 81 Brooks Roosevelt Tate, 81, of 811 North Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, died Thursday at Kings Mountain Hospital. A Cleveland County, N.C. ., native, he was the son of the late Vance and Florence Crawford Tate. He was a retired textile employee and former assistant superintendent of Kings Moun- tain Manufacturing Company. He was a member of Second Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was a member of Fairview Lodge AF&AM No. 339, the Kings Mountain Hous- ing Authority and the John Moss Lake Authority. He is survived by his wife, Leola Bridges Tate; three sons, Gene Tate of Portland, Ore., and Oliver Tate and Fred Tate, both of Kings Mountain; a brother, Grady Tate Sr. of Kings Moun- tain; six sisters, Mrs. Eunice Cody of Salisbury, Mrs. Lois Melton of Knoxville, Tenn., Mrs. Alma Pruitt of Tucker, BROOKS TATE Ga., Mrs. Irene England of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Mozelle Putnam and Mrs. Edna Putnam, ‘both of Kings Mountain; nine grandchildren and six great. grandchildren. Services were conducted Sun- day at 3 p.m. at Second Baptist Church by the Rev. Eugene Land. Burial was in Patterson Grove Baptist Church cemetery, Sy Lh EE cc cs

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