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THURSDAY, MAY 10, 1984
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
VOL. 97 NUMBER 22
PHOTO BY LIB STEWART
VOTING DAY - Sidney Blacksburg, of Grover, casts his vote in the Primary on Tuesday at the
Grover precinct at Grover Rescue Squad Building.
C.A. Allison Retires
Connie A. Allison, principal
of North Elementary School
since 1978 and an educator for
34 years, will retire in
September. :
Mr. Allison joined the Kings
Mountain School System 24
years ago when he came to
Davidson High School as prin-
cipal. A year later,Davidson
School was consolidated with
the Kings Mountain system,
along with the Bethware and
Grover plants.
He was subsequently principal
at East School for 10 years and
before that was employed at the
Early Childhood Education
Center at Compact plant. After
graduation from AT and T Col-
lege, he taught mathematics for
a year in Elizabethtown, math
Freedom Shrine Given
Kings Mountain Junior High
students received a unique
Freedom Shrine Tuesday from
the Shelby Exchange Club and
Principal Jerry Hoyle said that
the presentation of the exhibit is
appropriate since “schools are a
fortress of democracy.”
Jean Bohns, Director of Com-
munity Affairs, WSOC-TV,
Charlotte, made the dedicatory
C.A. ALLISON
address in which she declared
that patriotism begins with the
reading and studying of such
documents. “When people look
at this shrine they will remember
again the immortal words of our
great patriots in this area where
three of the major battles of the
American Revoluntion were
fought,” she said.
Hoyle said the memorial is
Hutchins: KM Rescue
Doing Best Job We Can
Johnny Hutchins,Captain of
Kings Mountain Rescue Squad,
responding to complaints by Oak
Grove citizens of alleged failure
to respond prompty to emergen-
cy dispatches, said the 17
volunteers have been “trying to
give the best service we can.”
“It is disheartening for us to
read in an area newspaper about
petitoners going to the Cleveland
County Board of Commissioners
with their complaint w hen they
should be coming to us”he
said.Hutchins said that he had
contacted Debbie Ellis, who had
presented the petition at the re-
cent meeting of the commission,
and had asked her to contact all
96 petitioners to meet with the
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JOHNNY HUTCHINS
f!
for five years in Rutherford
County schools and taught at.
Caswell County in Yanceyville
for four years. He earned his
master’s degree from Indiana
University and his advanced
specialist degree from Western
Carolina University. Mrs.
Allison also teaches in the Kings
Mountain system at Kings
Mountain Senior High School.
Long active in the community
and in civic and religious affairs,
Mr. Allison is an Elder.in Good
Hope Presbyterian Church and
serves on the General Council of
Catawba Presbytery.He is on the
board of directors of United
Fund, active in Kings Mountadin
Lions club, a member of the city
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significant because eighth
graders are studying the 400
year history of North Carolina
and ninth graders are studying
civics, economics and govern-
ment.
Prior to the presentation, the
Kings Mountain High School
Chrous, under direction of Gene
Bumgardner, sang “One Nation
Under God” and Rev. Randy
Godwin gave the invocation.
Jean Van Dyke, Student Council
President, gave the welcome and
‘the audience joined in the sing-
ing of “Star Spangled Banner”
and Pledge of Allegiance to the
flag. Paul Losse, president of the
sponsoring Shelby Exchange
Club, said the presentation is the
ninth by the club which was
organized 12 years ago in Shelby
to help youth and in recent years
have given scholarships to
outstanding students in Kings
Mountain, Shelby and Cleveland
County Schools. The Exchange
Club has also provided shoes for
many students in the school
systems over the years.
The Freedom Shrine has also
been presented to the four high
schools in the county, at
Gardner-Webb and Cleveland
Technical Colleges, Shelby
Junior High and the Law En-
forcement Center.
Harris, Cashion
Primary Winners
J. Ollie Harris, Kings Moun-
tain mortician, won nomination
to his seventh term in the North
Carolina Senate and Joyce Falls
Cashion of Kings Mountain was
second high votegetter in the
13candidate race for three seats
open on the board of Cleveland
County Commissioners.
A third Kings Mountain area
citizen, H. Eugene LeGrand,
who resides at Moss Lake, was
top vote-getter in the county
commission race.
Bruce Scism, who tried for the
second time to unseat one of the
three incumbents in the 25th
Senatorial District race, was
defeated in his bid. In the four
county race, Scism received a
total of 14,231 to 30,980 for Har-
ris, 28,775 for incumbent Mar-
shall Rauch of Gastonia; and
31,735 for Helen Rhyne Mar-
vin, incumbent, of Gastonia.
Senator Harris carried Cleveland
County and 'Senator Rauch car-
sed Gastoyi County by 11 votes
‘with Mrs. Marvin in second
place. Mrs. Marvin led the four
county ticket.
A six-person run-off is ap-
parent for Democrats in the
county commission race. The
top vote getters were H. Eugene
LeGrand, 5,791; Joyce Falls
Cashion, 4,445; Spangler, 3,518;
incumbent Coleman Goforth,
Martin, 3,255; Brown, 2,45I;
A runoff will, be held on June
5th if Brown and Martin call for
it. If they donot call, the top two
candidates would be apparent
winners and if not, the runoff
would be between Spangler and
Goforth if Goforth elects to call.
Candidates have seven days to
call for run-offs.
Top vote-getters on the
Republican side of the ticket
were Wilson, 950; Charlie
J. OLLIE HARRIS
Harry, 830; Davis, 709; and
Gable, 640. There will be no run-
off and the top three will face the
three Democrats in the
November elections.
, Run-offs are expected in the
/top state races for both the
{governor and lieutenant gover-
not positions. {Unofficial returns
gave Rufus Edmisten a slight
edge over Eddie Knox. The win-
ner of the Democratic run off
election will face Republican Jim
Martin in November. Cleveland
County supported Gastonian
Carl Stewart in the lieutenant
governor’s race which was runn-
ing neck and neck. Stewart is ex-
pected to call for a runoff with
Bob Jordan, who was maintain-
ing a lead. The winner will face
the Republican candidate Frank
Jordan, of Rockingham, in
November.
Governor Jim Hunt easily
won the Democratic nomination
for the U. S. Senate and will face
Republican Incumbent Jesse
Helms in November. Both
Helms and Hunts trounced their
opponents in the Primaries.
JOYCE CASHION
In Kings Mountain and No. 4
Township a total of 2,533
registered voters went to the
polls and in Cleveland County
less than 50 percent of the
registered voters went to the
polls with an unofficial total of
14,971. Election Board officials
said they were disappointed bT] nt a
the showing Tuesday in| both A
Kings Mountain and Shelby.
Rain Tuesday afternoon may
have dampened the crowd
somewhat, they said.
Election officials estimated
that Edmisten received 30 per-
cent of the registered vote and
Knox won 26 percent of the
registered vote in North
Carolina. The lieutenant gover-
nor race was also close.
All incumbent Democrats
won nominations in the 43rd
House District where Edith
Lutz, Jack Hunt and Charles
Owens easily won renomination
over one opponent. They face no
opposition in November.
To KM Junior High
The Freedom Shrine is ex-
clusively an Exchange Club pro-
ject and an important part of the
overall American Citizenship
Program of Exchange. Its
FREEDOM SHRINE DEDICATION - Shelby Ex-
change Club presented a unique Freedom
Shrine to KM Junior High School Monday.
Front row, Jean Bohn, Jean Van Dyke, Shelby
documents vividly illustrate
America’s precious heritage of
freedom and serve as reminder
that it must be protected and
revitalized in every generation.
The Freedom Shrine is what of-
ficers of the club say is a positive
rebuttal to all ideologies which
would pervert or destroy the
American way of life,
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PHOTO BY LIB STEWART
Exchange Club President Paul Losse, and
KM]JS Principal Jerry Hoyle accept the plaque
as members of the Shelby Exchange Club
look on in the background.
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