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Tetioway Asuney
For Mayor
For District
For Board
Filing for the Kings Mountain
District School Board election is
noon Friday.
Any persons wishing to file
must do so at the County Elec-
tions Board office in Shelby.
Thus far, seven persons have
filed for the two inside and two
outside city seats that are
available. The only seat not
available is that of Chairwoman
June Lee.
Incumbent Bill McDaniel,
Grover druggist Quint McCoy
and Trinity Day School teacher
Diane Davis are seeking the six-
year seat for persons living out-
side the city limits.
John L. Houze of Groves
Street filed Tuesday to oppose
Doyle Campbell for the four-
year inside city seat, which was
left vacant because of the
resignation of Jerry Ledford.
Thus far, Kyle Smith is unop-
posed for the six-year inside city
seat and Paul Hord Jr. is unop-
posed for the two-year outside ci-
ty seat, which was created
because of the resignation of
Harold Lineberger.
Brigadier General Clifton N.
Bishop, assistant adjutant
general of the North Carolina
Air National Guard, will be the
grand marshal in Saturday’s
Mountaineer Days Parade.
The parade, which will begin
at 10:30 a.m., will lineup on Oak
Street, which is near Parkdale
Mills, and go north on Railroad
Avenue to Mountain Street. It
will then turn east, go across the
railroad tracks and turn south on
Battleground Avenue and come
through the main street. It will
turn east on East Gold to
Cherokee, north on Cherokee to
One Commissioner
Light Turnout Expected
City Elec
Kings Mountain citizens will
go to. the polls Tuesday to elect a
mayor and three commissioners
for four-year terms.
Thirteen candidates are seek-
ing the four positions and there
are runoff possibilities in two of
the four races. If a runoff is
necessary, it will be on
November 8.
Mayor John Henry Moss,
who has been in office for 18
years, is in a two-man race
against Gilbert “Pee Wee”
Hamrick. Hamrick has been an
unsuccessful candidate for the
position on other occasions.
Polls Open
6:30 A.M.
District One commissioner
Jim Childers, who has served
two four-year terms, faces Irvin
“Tootie” Allen, who is entering
politics for the first time.
District Three commissioner
Corbet Nicholson will battle
Ronnie Franks, Frank Wright
and T.C. “Red” McKee, all
political newcomers.
The biggest field is in the
District Four race, where Nor-
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man King, who has been in of-
fice since 1963 except for a brief
two-year absence in the early
1970’, faces competition from
four citizens. They are Clara
Flowers Ross, Danny McAbee,
Rev. M.L. Campbell and Harry
“Dutch” Wilson.
Polls will open at 6:30 a.m.
and close at 7:30 p.m. Voting
will be at the Kings Mountain
Community Center and the Na-
tional Guard Armory.
There will be a slight dif-
ference in voting procedure for
some residents of District One,
Elections Board Chairman
Luther Bennett points out. All
District One residents who live
west of the Southern Railroad
must vote at the Armory, and all
District One residents who live
east of the railroad tracks must
vote at the Community Center.
A light turnout is expected,
but all 13 candidates have been
active this week seeking support
at the polls.
For District Three Commissioner
Mountaineer Days Underway
Mountaineer Days got under-
way in Kings Mountain yester-
day and will continue through
Saturday night.
A number of activities will be
held in the downtown area, in-
cluding a big Saturday morning
parade, bingo, barbecue sales,
and other activities. All monies
raised by the sponsoring Kings
Mountain Fire Department will
go to the Toys for Tots project,
which supplies toys for needy
children at Christmas.
Entries are still needed for
several contests, including the
beard contest and best dressed
(ole timey clothes) contests slated
for Friday at 6:30 p.m. on
Railroad Avenue; the pet show
Parade Marshal
Forty-eight units are entered
in the parade. Besides Bishop, it
will feature several beauties, in-
cluding Miss Gastonia Kristal
Huffstetler of Kings Mountain
and Joan Baker’s professional
models, the popular Piedmont
Pistons Shriners, and the Kings
Mountain High School band.
Bishop, a native of Kan-
napolis, is employed as chief
engineer at Cannon Mills in
Kannapolis. He is a ruling elder
in Royal Oaks Presbyterian
Church, is on the board of
trustees of Cabarrus Memorial
Hospital and is a member of the
National Guard Association of
which begins at 12:30 p.m.
Saturday outside the community
center; and the bakeoff which
will be held upstairs at the com-
munity center Saturday at 1:30
p.m. Pies and cakes may be
entered in that contest.
The Kings Mountain Jaycees
are sponsoring a free fingerprin-
ting for pre-school and grammar
school age children Saturday
from 12-3 p.m. The fingerprints
will be given to the parents to
keep in case the child should
become lost in the future.
The complete list of activities
All day exhibit at the com-
munity center.
5 a.m. - Self-defense exhibition
by Robbie Eng on Railroad
6:00 until - Horseshoe contests
on Railroad Avenue.
6:30 p.m. - Raising of the flag
at city hall; Firing of the cannon
at city hall.
6:30-8:30 p.m. - Bingo (tent on
Railroad Avenue).
Mountain, east on Mountain to
Gaston, south on Gaston to East
Gold, and easdt on East Gold to
Ruppe Street, where it will dis-
the United States.
He began his military career as
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Alken-Ziegler Buys
Old Carmet Building
A privately owned corpora-
tion operating under the name of
Alken-Ziegler Carbon Products,
has purchased the Carmet
building in Kings Mountain In-
dustrial Park and will begin
operations there on Monday,
The Herald has learned.
Carmet was producing coal-
mining tools, when it closed
several years ago.
The new company will con-
tinue the same operation and
will also produce snow plows
and construction tools.
The two men in Kings Moun-
tain getting the new corporation
ready to open are Gilbert Zeigler
and Robert Lally.
“We hope to employ approx-
imately 50 people when we
reach full capacity,” Zeigler told
the Herald.
“We appreciate the efforts of
the city and Mayor Moss in help-
ing us to locate here,” he stated.
Everyone has been very helpful
and your Mayor has gone out of
his way to accomodate us.”
dance on
8 p.m. - Street
Railroad Avenue
“South’s Finest.”
Continuing events - Barbecue
sold by fire department at con-
cession stand on Railroad
Avenue; dunking machine (even-
ings) on Railroad Avenue.
Morning - Industry exhibit
(closes at noon).
4 p.m. - Rock-athon on
Railroad Avenue.
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14-Month Old
Killed By Car
A 14-month-old Kings Moun-
tain girl was killed Monday
when she was run over by a car
which she had crawled under.
Alicia Danielle Morgan,
daughter of Michael Wade and
Roxanne Morgan of 1320 Se-
cond Street Extension, was prou-
nounced dead at 4:45 p.m. at
Kings Mountain Hospital.
Kings Mountain police said
the accident occured at the home
of her grandparents, where she
was being looked after by a
According to police, 18-year-
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