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The three winners will face the three Republican primary win- ners Charlie Harry, Ruth Wilson, and Billy Davis in November. T.W. Martin of Lattimore was in Tuesday’s: JOYCE CASHION Rescue Squad Seeks Fourth Paid Employee A letter signed by Kings Mountain Rescue Squad officers and board of directors to the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners asks for an extra paid employee, a new ambulance and increased expense funding. Russell Falls, Rescue Squad secretary, presented the requests to the board of commissioners Monday. Chairman Jack Palmer, Jr. said that any action taken by the commissioners would be part of the county’s 1984-85 budget. A Scent tax rate hike is proposed in the budget, but funding for re- quests made by the rescue squad May 25th are not included in the proposed budget. The new budget, which may be modified by commissioners, takes effect July 1. The letter stated that ‘the number of volunteer members available to wus during the daylight hours has been depleted to nearly a non-existent level. The crew person will drastically reduce the chances of an emergency situation being inade- quately covered.” The Kings Mountain squad is asking a mileage allowance in- crease from 25 cents to 50 cents per mile. Cleveland County now funds three positions with the rescue squad through fees charged by the squad for ambulance trips. The county owns two am- bulances used by the squad. The squad has asked that a third am- bulance be purchased. Funeral Rites Held For Mary McGill, 80 Funeral services for Miss Mary A. McGill, 80, of 311 W. Gold Street, were conducted Wednesday morning at 11 oclock from Kings Mountain Baptist Church of which she was a member. ‘Miss McGill, veteran retired sales clerk at Plonk Brothers for 40 years, died Monday morning in Kings Mountain Hospital after several years illness. She was a native of Macon, S.C., daughter of the late Ernest Lee and Laura Patterson McGill. She was active in Kings Mountain Chapter 123, Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are two brothers, Rufus McGill of Salisbury and W.I. McGill of Walterboro, S.C. and two sisters, Mrs. J.E. Houston of Blakely, Ga. and Mrs. Allen Herndon of Belleview, Fla. Her pastor, Rev. J.C. Goare, assisted by Rev. Richard Plyler officiated at the rites and inter- ment was in the Patterson Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. fourth in Tuesday’s run-off in the six-person commissioner race, Dr. Tom Brown was fifth and incumbent Coleman Goforth placed last. Mrs. Cashion carried all the Kings Mountain precincts. The unofficial results: East Kings Mountain, Cashion, 384; LeGrand, 162; Spangler, 109; West Kings Mountain, Cashion, 592; LeGrand, 350; Spangler, 236; Goforth, 239; Bethware, Cashion, 239; LeGrand, 160; Spangler, 127; Grover, Cashion, 145; LeGrand, 77; Spangler, 60. Voters of Cleveland County supported Rufus Edmisten over Eddie Knox for governor by more than 1,000 votes with at- torney general Edmisten receiv- ing 52 percent of the registered vote throughout the state. He will face Republican Jim Martin in November. Area voters also helped re- elect the incumbent commis- sioner of labor John Brooks who defeated Dick Barnes and Republicans elected John Carr- ington as their lieutenant gover- nor nominee over Frank Jordan. Carrington will face the Democratic nominee Bot Jordan in November. Mrs. Cashion, wife of Bill Cashion of Kings Mountain and daughter of Mrs. Craig Falls and the late Mr. Falls, has long been active in the Democratic Party and was the first woman to serve as Cleveland county Democratic Party Chairman. She said: “I am highly elated and very pleased and I want everyone to know that I appreciate all the support I received all over Cleveland County. I was so pleased that I ran well all over the county. I just appreciate every person who worked so hard Tuesday on my behalf.” % MARY McGILL Patterson Writes Book Dr. Bob E. Patterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Patterson of Kings Mountain, has recently published a book on a leading American thinker, Carl Henry. Dr. Patterson is professor of religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and editor of the series, “Makers of the Modern Theological Mind,” a twenty volume set of books on contem- porary theological thinkers. Patterson says: “As editor of this series of volumes, I had to select an (or the) outstanding American evangelical theologian about whom to write a book. The choice was simplicity itself- Carl F.H. Henry, of course. Carl Henry is the prime interpreter of evangelical theology, one of its leading theoreticians, and now in his 70’ the unofficial elder statesman for the entire tradi- DR. BOB PATTERSON tion. In 1978 Time Magazine named him Evangelicalism’s “leading theologian.” No in- dividual has provided more in- tellectual dignity, prophetic in- sight, and clarification to the movement than Henry. “l wrote the book on Carl Henry for three reasons: to educate myself about the whole evangelical tradition by immers- ing myself in its literature; to ex- pose myself to Henry’s first-rate theological mind and let him pass judgment on some of my own theological ideas; and to share my journey with those readers outside the evangelical tradition who have read the other volumes in this “Makers” series. “Carl Henry feels that part of Turn To Page 8-A Photo by Gary Stewart KMHS GRADUATION-Kings Mountain High seniors march into John Gamble Stadium Fri- day night for graduation exercises. Principal Ronnie Wilson and Supt. Bill Davis presented diplomas to 252 graduates. Grover Town Council Approves 1984-85 Budget Grover Town Council adopted a $182,563.83 budget for fiscal year 1984-85 at its regular monthly meeting Mon- day night at Town Hall. The budget represents a slight increase in salaries for full-time employees. The tax rate of 33 cents per $100 property valua- tion includes the recent voter- approved 10 cents sewer fund tax. . The budget, figured into three categories, includes allocations of $125,300.71 for the general operation of the town, $30,997.92 for the utility fund and $26,265.20 for the sewer fund. General fund expenditures in- clude administration, $9,896; police department, $26,650; fire department, $2,600; streets, $10,000; sidewalks, $3,000; streetlights $5,200; sanitation, $11,844; non-departmental, $6,587.38; cemetery, $3,800; election, $400; donations, $2,650; dues, $462; town hall and offices, $3,980; legal ser- vices, $4,500; committees, $4,775; recreation, $14,857.50; town maintenance, $12,576; and contingency fund, $1,472.83. Utility fund expenditures in- clude utilities, $8,966.32; office expense, $817.00; legal expense, $800; insurance, $64; maintenance and repair, $4,896; bad debt expense, $50; bond payment, $8,848.77; capital outlay, $5,000; contingency fund, $1,555.83. Sewer fund expenditures in- clude Minette Mills, $326.40; auditor, $300; office supplies, $200; tax collection fees, $286.62; contingency fund, $1,200; sewer system reserve fund, $23,952.18. In other business Monday night, the board: *Following a public heairng, assigned revenue sharing funds of $5,147 for use on the new recreation park project. Mayor Bill McCarter also announced that past revenue sharing funds of $31,519.98 remain unassign- ed. *Was told McCarter that in- spectors from the Division of Parks and Recreation will be in Grover Thursday to make a pre- grant inspection of the recrea- tion park. The board hopes to receive state grants to assist in the cost of the project. * Approved a 60-year contract with Duke Power to provide electricity for Grover citizens. *Approved repair of a two- inch water main in Spring Acres. * Approved a resolution of in- tent to restrict the use of Spring Acres to the original intent of the engineers. Mayor McCarter said homes and out-buildings must be constructed to town specifications unless other ap- proval is given by the city coun- cil. *Approved the architect’s plans for the proposed city sewer system. * Approved several transfers of funds to balance the 198-84 budget. *Assigned $11,246.87 in surplus funds from the 1983-84 budget to the new park project. Turn To Page 9-A Photo by Gary Stewart CLASS GIFT-Pat Davis, right, treasurer of the KMHS Class of 1984, presents a check to Bill McDaniel, chairman of the Kings Mountain District School Board of Education, during Fri- day's graduation exercises at Gamble Stadium. The money will beused to purchase a mar- quis for the high school.