Page 2A-KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD-Thursday, October 6, 1983
FIFTH IN EASTERN U.S. - Here's the Kings
Mountain High School FFA livestock judging
team, which finished fifth in the Eastern U.S.
Livestock Judging Contest recently in Rich-
mond, Va. Front row, left to right, Neil Morris,
Neil Scism and Tim Biddix. Back row, advisor
Dennis Martin, Steve Keeter and Richie Gold.
The team will represent North Carolina in the
national contest in November in Kansas City.
Any businesses interested in helping sponsor
the team’s trip to Kansas City are urged to call
Martin at KMHS.
On Battle Of KM
Donald Patterson Jr. of
Florida, grandson of Lloyd Pat-
terson of Kings Mountain, won
a state essay contest and placed
in national competition for this
essay which he wrote on the Bat-
tle of Kings Mountain, which
was fought 203 years ago Fri-
Patterson had several
ancestors in the battle, including
Arthur Patterson and Preston
By DONALD PATTERSON
My father’s ancestors settled
in western North Carolina in the
early 1700’, and many relatives
still live in Kings Mountain.
When I was little, my father
took me to the National Park to
show me the names of Arthur
Patterson and Preston Goforth
(my grandmothers ancestor) on
the monument there.
Thomas Jefferson said the
Battle of Kings Mountain was
“the turn of the tide” of the
Revolutionary War in the South.
Because of a personal interest
in this battle, I have greatly en-
joyed this assignment.
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In the American Revolution,
the final war years in the
Southern colonies are often
dismissed in favor of earlier,
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better-known battles. But in
truth, the American Revolution
was won in the South.
Sir Henry Clinton, British Ar-
my Commander, left Cornwallis
to lead the British forces in the
South. Clinton hoped to send an
army north to trap General
Washington in a pincers move-
In May, 1780, Cornwallis
ordered Major Patrick Ferguson
to make newly avowed Loyalists
into a strong royal militia.
Ferguson, a Sctoch three-year
veteran of this war, commanded
all the Loyalist militia raised in
Invading South Carolina,
Ferguson began to hunt down
and punish “rebels” who resisted
Royal authority. This resulted in
guerrilla warfare between Caroli-
nian Patriot and: Tory sym-
pathizers. There were more
skirishes here (137) than in any
other of the thirteen original col-
Here the mountaineers made
themselves known and became
aware of Ferguson, who called
mongrels.” True, they were
dressed in homespun or
buckskin, and were of Scotch-
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United Way Monies
Support Red Cross
The Cleveland County
Chapter of the American Red
Cross is totally funded by the
United Way in Kings Mountain
and Cleveland County. Last year
the Red Cross was granted
$13,000 by the Kings Mountain
United Fund and the same
allocation has been given for this
fiscal year which began on July
Services provided last year by
the Red Cross in the Kings
Mountain area included the
Safety: CPR classes were
taught at Commercial Shearing,
12 certificates; Clevemont, 20;
Spectrum, 9 Kings Mountain
Jaycees, 7; East Elementary
School, 19; Kings Mountain
Jaycees, 6; Kings Mountain Na-
tional Park, 9. Multi-media First
Aid classes were taught to the
following: Clevemont, 20 cer-
tificates; Pioneer Girl Scout
group, 7; Reliance Electric, 8;
Kings Mountain National Park,
18 Earl, 5; Kings Mountain
High School with four classes of
13,15,16, and 13; and Grover In-
dustries with one class of Stan-
dard First Aid and Personal
Safety, 24. The chapter provided
these Safety classes at a cost of
The American Red Cross is
designated as the official agency
responsible for all major disasters
—Charles Mauney of Mauney Hosiery
Mountain is presented an award from Martha Scruggs of the
Red Cross Chapter for his company’s support of the Red Cross
occuring in the United States.
The local chapter also provides
help in Cleveland County for
one family disasters, the majori-
ty being house fires. $3,500.00 is
set up in the yearly budget for
One Family Disasters and during
the past year $5,524.00 was
spent in the Kings Mountain-
Grover area to assist families
following these disasters with
Another service mandated by
congress that Red Cross provide
is Service to the Military, their
families and Veterans. Red Cross
serves as the contact for those in
the military and their families in
cases of serious illness, death,
birth of a child, marital or finan-
cial problems, etc. This service is
provided 24 hours a day, seven
days a week. Last year 83 cases
were handled from the Kings
Mountain area a cost of $2,988
to the chapter.
A new Red Cross Youth Club
has been formed during the past
year at Kings Mountain High
with approximately 35 members.
They are doing volunteer work
at bloodmobiles, Kings Moun-
tain Convalescent Center and in
the community. Diana Dellinger
and Beth Almond worked to
oganize this group to help Red
Cross provide vital services.
They are busy selling Kings
Mountain T-shirts as" a fun-
draiser for their various projects.
The greater Kings Mountain
area provided ten of the 56
bloodmobiles held last year and
collected 1,138 pints of blood to
help on the yearly goal of 5,800.
Six of the visits were held in
Kings Mountain with four being
community visits and two spon-
sored by Kings Mountain High.
One of the ten visits was co-
sponsored by Eaton-Sulzer and
Sulzer had a second visit later in
the year while the Grover
were held twice. There are more
than 70 Kings Mountain donors
who achieved VIP status recent-
ly which means they donated a.
minimum of four or more times
in a 12 month period.
Mauney Hosiery was recently
honored as the first corporate
sponsor in Cleveland County to
support the VIP program. Their
employees were encouraged and
allowed to participate in blood-
mobile visits to become VIPs.
Last year was a very difficult yer
for the blood program in this
county due to the economy and
recession and the VIP donors
and sponsors were a major help
in making it possible to provide
the blood products needed by
the patients in the hospitals.
Without them the goal would
not have been met and the Blood
Center in Charlotte, which is the
fourth largest in the United
States, would not have been able
to fill hospital orders. The blood
program is the largest program
provided by the Red Cross in
Cleveland County and involves
hundreds of volunteers and
__ sponsors and more than 4,000
lood donors. The Kings Moun.
amount pro-rated during the
year for the blood program.
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| ASK FOR YOUR HELP IN
CONTINUING PROGRESS FOR
*| pledge to work hard to continue progress in Kings Mountain. Your input and support for
City Government is necessary to plan new initiatives for the total development of Kings
Mountain for the '80's.
*Programs that will keep governmental services at the lowest cost possible by sound
management and efficient operations.
*Work to hold the line on utilities costs - Water, Electric, Gas - and reduce if possible.
*Continue to manage the financial affairs so that Kings Mountain's finances remain sound
and strong with a broad range of all assets that are revenue producing and show a nationally
accepted Class A Financial Rating.
*Continue to assist the growth of our present industries and businesses, and seek to ac-
quire new, diversified industries and businesses.
*Create more job opportunitites to help keep our Young People in Kings Mountain.
*Continue to work toward building the finest recreational facilities for our youth.
*A community that provides quality living for all citizens is my goal. We, together with you
and your continued support, will keep the City in the forefront of progress.
*Will work to escalate public services, economic, social, religious, and cultural oppor-
tunities that will allow every Citizen to share in the benefits of a growing Kings Mountain.
*Continue to work toward the advancement of our Senior Citizens programs and the in-
dividual needs of all our senior citizens.
*Progressive leadership is the heart of my work in the administration of the business of
the City of Kings Mountain for the Citizens, and | want to renew my pledge to devote my
time, energy and talents to the task of making our City a better place to live.
*| respectfully ask for your continued support in the upcoming election, and your vote on
Tuesday, October 11th.
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