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Support Cancer Jail-A-Thon
To Have Someone Arrested Call 739-8517
VOL. 97 NUMBER 20
THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 1984
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
Photo by Gary Stewart
THE HANGING JUDGE - Judge C.A. Allison,
center, tightens the noose around a convicted
Ollie Harris while a handcuffed Zeb Plonk.
left, waits in fear for his case to come before
Kings Mountain's most feared Hanging Judge.
The two and many other Kings Mountain area
citizens will have to face Allison's tough
sentencing Thursday and Friday in the se-
cond annual Cancer Jail-A-Thon at Mountain
City Building Supply. Judge Allison says he
Feats every criminal alike...he hangs them
Thursday And Friday
The second annual Jail-A-Thon for the American
Cancer Society will be held Thursday and Friday at
Mountain City Building Supply in downtown Kings
Cancer volunteers hope to raise at least $15,000
to help researchers find a cure for cancer.
Lavon Strickland, Darrell Austin and Zeb Plonk
are heading up this year’s event.
For a $25 donation, anyone may procure a war-
rent to have a boss, employee, husband, wife, or
friend arrested, handcuffed and brought before
Kings Mountain’s most feared hanging judges—-C.A.
Allison, Jay Patterson, Bill Davis and Darrell
Austin. The judges will find all defendants guilty
and sentence them to large fines and time in jail.
While in jail, the criminals must get on the telphone
and secure pledges equal to or more than the
amount of their fines before they can be released.
To have someone arrested, call 739-8517.
; The arrests, trials and time in jail will be a fun
time for all participants, but during the entire time
Cancer Society volunteers will be passing out
literature and giving tips on how to recognize
cancer’s seven warning signals and how to quit
smoking. People coming into court with cigarettes
on their possession will be charged heavy fines. It
will also be to the defendant’s advantage to know
cancer’s seven warning signals.
Last year’s first Kings Mountain Jail-A-Thon was
a huge success, raising over $11,000 even though
there was a six-inch snowfall on the first day of the
According to Kay Holshouser of the County
Cancer Unit, last year’s Kings Mountain Jail-A-
Thon was one of the most successful in the state
a was used as a model by many other cancer
‘Yo present petiti
Street Improvements Get Board’s Support
Street improvements got the
attention of the city board of
commissioners Monday night
and was strongly supported by
the full board.
Citing Fulton Drive from
Phi a oO . ih ”
cent of the residents asking
curb and gutter and widening of
The mayor reported that 100
percent of the residents of two of
the oldest streets in town, South
Battleground and Cherokee, had
signed petitions asking for
similar improvements, which the
The cur !
the improvements p:
ned by the Kings Mountain
Board of Education, said the
KMJH To Get
The Exchange Club of Shelby
will present a Freedom Shrine, a
unique exhibit of 28 authentic
be formally dedicated May 8th
at 10 a.m. at the school where
the collection will be on perma-
system is developing a street
leading off North Goforth to be
used for a pick up area so that
department was th
business of the board.
He said the school
e other major
said,“The Feedom Shrine is ex-
clusively an Exchange club pro-
ject, and an important part of
the overall American Citizenship
reproductions of historically nent display.
famous American documents Jean Bohn, Direcor of Com- program of Exchange. Its
spanning the 325 years from the munity Affairs, WSOC-TV documents vividly illustrate
to the Charlotte, will deliver the America’s precious heritage of
World War 1l Instrument of Sur-
render in the Pacific, to Kings
Mountain Junior High School.
Announcement of the gift came
today from Exchange Club Pre-
sient Paul Losse. The Shrine will
dedicatory address. Presentation
on behalf of the Exchange Club
will be by President Paul Losse.
Accepting for the school will be
Principal Jerry Hoyle.
Club President Losse
freedom and serve as reminder
that it must be protected and
revitalized in every
Shrine, he asserted, is the Ex-
change club’s positive rebuttal to
all ideologies which would
pervert or destroy the American
way of life.”
All of the historical papers in
the Shrine Club. collection are
exact photographic reproduc-
tions of the priceless originals.
Each document is permanently
mounted on an individual wood-
grained plaque and protected
against deterioration and
damage by plastic lamination.
The board, over objection of
the apparent low bidder for the
Diesel tractor loader backhoe,
awarded the contract to the
higher bidder, taking the recom-
customarily takes the recom-
mendation of a department
head. N. C. Equipment Co.,
The board executed contract
with the auditing firm of
McGladrey, Hendrickson and
Photo by Lib Stewart
BALLOONS RELEASED - Students inflated Fund-raising projects were held in all
and released hundreds of balloons during a homerooms.
Friday fund-raising cancer benefit at KMHS.
owner of this gameroom on
Photo by Gary Stewart
GOODBYE WORLD - At some time or other, all of us would
like to leave everything behind and head to the beach. The
Shelby Road decided to do just
that. He left a sign for all to know he is living it up on the
Grandstrand and his property is for the taking.
plant now employs 59.
ject will be completed
Thermacote Welco Company,
manufacturers of thermo and
welco alloy products on York
Road, is doubling the size of its
Mayor John Henry Moss an-
nounced at Monday night’s city
board of commissioner meeting
that the company is expanding
by 12,400 square feet its facilities
and will increase the number of
employees significantly. The
William H. Roland,Jr., com-
pany president, said that the pro-
September. He asked the city to
provide natural gas service and
the board complied with his re-
Students Raise $1,54
Kings Mountain High
students raised over $1,540 last
week in a cancer benefit spon-
sored by the Fellowship of Chris-
Sandi Watterson, senior class
president who spearheaded the
event, said that the success of
the campaign was due to much
work of student volunteers
whose care and concern for their
fellowmen was touching.
Steve Baker, FCA sponsor,
said it was the most successful
fund-raiser ever and also gave
much credit to Miss Watterson,
“who didn’t want to do anything
simple as a fund-raiser but who
gave it her all.”
Pam Jones, former cancer pai-
tent and a student at KMHS,
presented the check for $1,540
to Mrs. Kay Holshouser,
representing the Cleveland
County Unit of the American
The culmination of the week’s
events on Friday afternoon
featured a concert of sacred
music by “The Cornerstone”,
popular singing group from
Members of the group are Chris
Roberts of Asheville, Enis
Saunders of Brevard, Tiffany
Pendleton of Shelby, John
Singleton of Canton, Jeff Smith
of Cedar Mountain and Doreen
Payne of Asheville. Rusty Mor-
rison, a graduate of KMHS, sang
“The Day He Wore My Crown”
as a special rendition.
Classes honored as top fund-
raisers were all senior
homerooms and included those
of Mrs. Jacquitha Reid, $230;
Linda Dixon, $150; and
Adelaide Allison, $80. Winners
of cash prizes came from three
homerooms and were decided
after a drawing. They were John
Moore, first place, $30; Lisa
Horne, second place, $20; and
Melanie Bowen, third place, $15.
Nita Ware, president of the
Fellowship of Christian
Athletes, closed the assembly
program with prayer.
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