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BRIBING THE JUDGE - Tom Trott tries to
bribe the judge,
C.A. Allison,
“buckeye” during a plea-bargaining attempt
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during last weekend's Jail-A-Thon for the
American Cancer Society. Trott was found
guilty and raised $200 for cancer by calling
on his friends to bail him out of jail.
Jail-A-Thon Success
Kings Mountain area citizens
pledged over $10,000 to the
American Cancer Society during
a two-day Jail-A-Thon last
Thursday and Friday in Kings
“It was our most successful ef-
fort in this area,” said Cleveland
County Cancer Society Ex-
ecutive Secretary Kay
Holshouser. Mrs.Holshouser
said when full reports of cash
and pledges are received that the
total will reach an alltime high.
Kings Mountain Senior High
students raised $1500 during
KM Hospital Helping
Note Hospital Week
With the announcement,
“We’re the Caring Kind,”
Kings Mountain Hospital joins
hospitals throughout the nation
next week in celebrating Na-
tional Hospital Week 1984
May 6-12.
“The 1984 National Hospital
Week theme pays tribute to the
special kind of people we have
at Kings Mountain Hospital,”
said KMH Administrator
To Visit
On Thursday
The Cleveland County Blood-
mobile will be at Kings Moun-
tain High School Thursday from
9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Donors will be processed in
B.N. Barnes Auditorium. The
goal is 200 pints.
All persons who are eligible to
give blood at this visit are en-
couraged to participate.
In Area
Carl Stewart, Gaston County
native, brought his campaign for
lieutenant-governor to Kings
Mountain Monday and asked
for support of citizens he con-
He said he is giving the race
for lieutenant governor what it
needs- a vigorous discussion of
key issues likely to come before
the state Senate in the mid 1980;s
and that he has campaigned on a
daily basis, not missing a day, in
the past year.
Stewart, Gastonia lawyer and
former two term Speaker of the
House of Representatives, is at-
tempting a comeback after his
defeat in the Democratic
primary for lieutenant governor
in 1980.
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Grady Howard. “Whether they
be employees, volunteers,
visitors of trustees, they are all
people who are the Caring
Kind. They are people who
care about one another and
about the community. It is their
commitment to caring that we -
celebrate this week.”
Kings Mountain Hospital
has planned a number of ac-
tivities. to observe National
Hospital Week and to honor
and encourage employees and
Ribbons will be worn by all
employees during hospital week
which state “We’re the Caring
Tray cards will be placed on
patient meal trays which state
“Youre Among The Caring
Tours of the hospital will be
conducted by hospital person-
nel upon request at the recep-
tionist desk in the lobby of the
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Stewart. center, brought his campaign for
lieutenant governor to Kings Mountain this
Holy Week in a special cancer
fund-raiser and memorials to the
late Bobby Suber and other
Kings Mountain cancer victims
are swelling the totals, said Mrs.
Holshouser. “We are very
grateful for the tremendous sup-
port during this second annual
Jall-A-Th sa an for the tremen-
dous support! of the many
volunteers who worked and
played hard to reap these
Judges for the fun part of the
project were Jimmy Dickey,
who hosted the Jail-A-Thon in
his downtown business Moun-
tain Builders Supply, North
School Principal C.A. Allison
Schools Supt. Bill Davis and Jay
H. Patterson. They earned the
titles of ‘hanging judges’ as the
many defendants who came
before their bench can attest.
‘Fines’ ranged from $500 to $50.
Serving as the steering com-
mittee for the benefit were
Lyvonne Strickland of Park
Yarn Mills, Darrell Austin of
The Kings Mountain Herald,
Zeb Plonk, and Kings Mountain
Police Chief Jackie Barrett.
Six members of the Kings
Mountain Police Department,
including the Chief, and six
members of the Cleveland Coun-
ty Sheriff’s Department, in-
cluding Sheriff Buddy McKin-
ney, helped bring in the culprits
to the makeshift jail. Serving
warrants were Chief Barrett,
Assistant Police Chief Bob
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uesday Election
Kings Mountain area citizens
will go to the polls Tuesday to
settle races from the local to the
national level in what may be a
record turnout in Number 4
Township and Cleveland Coun-
A total of 7,975 voters in this
area will help settle Democratic
and Republic Primaries and for
the first time ever will vote in
a Republican Primary in the
county commissioner race.
Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and
close at 7:30 p.m. The voting
places are the same as in the
prior years: West Kings Moun-
tain at the Armory, East Kings
Mountain at the Community
Center, Grover at the Fire Sta-
tion and Bethware at Bethware
School. Voting machines are us-
ed at all precincts here except at
Grover. In Grover voters will be
given eight paper ballots. All
other precint workers will
distribute seven machine ballots
to each voter.
Election officials are: Grover-
Mary Birskovich, registrar and
Jeanette Rountree and Martha
Fortenbeity, judges; East KM,
Margare, Whitz, registrar, andy
{Denise i alis ana Grace Talbert,
judges; West KM, Rebecca
Cooke, - registrar, . and Lewis
Hovis and Geraldine Myers,
judges; Bethware-Hilda Goforth,
registrar. and Wayne Ware and
Jack Anthony, judges.
Among races attracting the
most attention are Cleveland
County commissioner primaries,
Cleveland County school board
election, gubernatorial
primaries,and Democratic
presidential preferene. Thirteen
Democrats and four Republicans
are vying for three spots on each
party’s ticket in the November
general election for county com-
missioner. The Democrat race is
one of the largest fields ever and
the GOP has offered enough
candidates for a rare Republican
primary for commissioner.
Chief interest here centers in
the candidacy of incumbent
Senator J. Ollie Harris, who is
running again for his seat in the
25th Senatorial District; on
Joyce Falls Cashion, who seeks a
seat on the county board of com-
missioners and is a past chair-
man of Cleveland County
Democratic Party; Bruce Scism,
who also seeks a seat in the 25th
Senatorial District opposing in-
cumbents Harris, Helen Rhyne
Griffin, right.
week. He is pictured talking with Kings Moun-
tain Mayor John Henry Moss, left, and Wilson
Marvin and Marshall Rauch;
and former Grover resident
Charlie Harry who seeks a seat
on the board of county commis-
sioners, Harry is Republican and
is an official of Grover In-
dustries. Other races that are
hotly contested in this area and
have brought candidates into
town on several occasions are
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the lieutenant and
governor’s race.
Democrts will have a choice of
10 candidates in the race for
governor of North Carolina.
They are Rufus Edmisten, D. M.
Lauch Faircloth, Thomas O.
Gilmore, James C. Jimmy
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Shriners Paper Sale
Slated This Weekend
The annual White Plains
Shrine Club paper sale will be
conducted Thursday through
Sunday at Harris Teeter,
Eckerd’s, TG&Y and Winn Dix-
Tom Tindall, president of the
local Shrine Club, said Shriners
and other volunteer workers will
be in front of the above-named
businesses between 2 and 6 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, all day
Saturday and between 2 and 6
p.m. Sunday. All proceeds will
go to the Shriners Hospital for
Crippled Children in Greenville,
Tindall said Shriners can be
identified by the red fezes.
Others selling papers for the
Shriners will be members of the
Kings Mountain Eastern Star
and Kings Mountain Rainbow
Girls. They can be identified by
special Shriners ribbons.
This is the ninth year that
Shriners from all across the na-
tion have sold their newspapers
to the general public to raise
funds for hospitals for crippled
and burned children.
According to Oasis Potentate
D.D. Phillips Jr. of Charlotte, it
took in excess of $96 million to
operate the 19 orthopedic
hospitals and three burn in-
stitutes last year. He stated that
the 1984 budget is $162 million,
which includes an operating
budget of $110 million and a
construction and equipment
budget of $52 million.
Shriners have helped more
than 281,000 since their first
hospital opened in 1922 in
Shreveport, La. Over 10,000
children have been treated in the
three burn hospitals which were
begun in 1966.
The newspapers the Shriners
will be offering will tell the story
of the hospitals and children
who have been helped in North
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Are Found
A pair of wire rim
glasses and a brown
case which were found
at 200 Parker Street
have been turned in to
the Kings Mountain
Anyone losing the
glasses may claim
them by coming to the
Herald and identifying

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