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Page 2A-KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD-Thursday, November 1, 1984
Oops! I Committed
Sin Of Assumption
My brother, Gary, and I have always enjoyed working together at
The Herald. But if Gary hadn’t been anxious to leave the office Tues-
day night to head for Myrtle Beach on a fishing trip you could have
probably heard him all the way from the darkroom to your house
when said, “What! No Pictures.”
No indeed! And if the late Martin Harmon were editor of the
Herald today you could have heard him explain even louder that
“assumption is the biggest sin of a newspaper reporter.” Gary and I
heard him say that remark more than once in our early years of grow-
ing up on the Herald and “graduating” from what the late Editor Har-
mon called “Harmon College” for indeed there were a number of staf-:
feres who “graduated” here and went on to other papers across the
Returning from a week of Auxiliary meetings in Indianapolis, In-
diana and West Palm Beach, Fla., I hurriedly picked up my camera
and flash attachment on my desk, assuming there was film, etc. and
etc., making at least a half dozen stops on Monday night and Tuesday
morning before returning the camera to Gary. Y ou guessed it. No film
in the camera. No time Tuesday to retrace my steps.
Next week the Little Theatre pictures, the new doctor’s picture, and
the winners of Bethware School’s pumpkin decorating contest will be
used in The Herald.
The Little Theatre show, incidentally, is the hilarious “Harvey”,
~ “which KMLT presented in 1977 under the able direction of Joe Ann
(Boots) McDaniel. Three members of the original cast, Bob Baker, Jim
Champion, and Cathy Moretz are back in the show and Boots
McDaniel is again directing the three-act comedy which opens at Park
Grace Auditorium Nov. 9-10-11 and continues on Nov. 16-18. The
Friday and Saturday shows will be at 8 p.m. and the Sunday afternoon
matinee at 3 p.m. Tickets are on sale at $4 for adults, $2 for students
and senior citizens. Dr. Bob Baker has appeared with the Little
Theatre in “Curious Savage”, “Barefoot In Park”, and “Everybody
Loves Opel” in addition to “Harvey”. His wife, Mary Louise Baker,
joins the cast this year.
Jim Champion has also appeared in a number of Little Theatre pro-
ductions but “Harvey” is his best known and most popular role as
Elwood P. Dowd who always has his imaginary “Pooka” with him, a
big, white rabbit named “Harvey” who has never been seen by anyone
but the professor and/6r “crackpots and rumpots”. “Harvey” is over
six feet tall, according to some Little Theater goers at the show a few
years back who swore they actually saw the rabbit open a door. It’s a
good show. Don’t miss it. :
The new surgeon in town is Dr. Joseph Zucker, a native New
Englander, and he and his bride, the former Linda Buitenhuyes of
. Harvey Station, New Brunswick, Canada, are renovating the
residence at 203 N. Piedmont Avenue. Dr. Zucker opened his first
practice here this week as Kings Mountain’s first resident orthopedic
surgeon in the Kings Mountain Professional Park on West King St. He
comes to Kings Mountain from Victoria Hospital of Canada where he
completed his residency in June after graduating with 4.0 and “great
distinction” from McGill University in Montreal and Dalhousie
Medical School in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He said he and his wife, a
former fashion designer, liked Kings Mountain “on sight” and found
the community “friendly” and were impressed with the Kings Moun-
tain Hospital and medical community. Dr. Zucker greeted his first pa-
tient on Tuesday morning, Teresa Camp, and Ms. Camp’s picture was
among those which do not appear in today’s edition.
Tomorrow will be a better day, I promise.
12:00-Kings Mountain Rotary Club at Holiday Inn.
6:45 - Kings Mountain Kiwanis Club at Holiday Inn.
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Kings Mountain Woman's Club is sponsoring a yard
sale and flea market at the Woman’s Club, East Mountain St.
7:30-American Legion Post 155 at the American Legion Building.
Supper will be served after the business meeting. j
If the mock election held Tuesday by eighth grade history students
at Kings Mountain Junior High is any indication of how next week’s
general election will go, look for President Ronald Reagan and Senator
Jesse Helms to retain their offices and for Republican Jim Martin to
become North Carolina’s next governor.
Teachers John Bumgardner and Porter Griggs had ballots printed
and distributed to their students to acquaint them with election pro-
cedures and to teach them how to mark a ballot.
Their election resulted in 223 votes for President Reagan to 91 for
Democratic candidate Fritz Mondale. Reagan won with 71 percent of
the vote. ;
In the U.S. Senate race, students gave Helms a 69 percent to 31 per-
cent margin with 210 votes to 95 for Governor Jim Hunt. EE
In the North Carolina Governor’s race, the students favored
Republican Martin over Democrat Rufus Edmisten, 193 votesto 111,
or 63 percent to 37 percent.
“We thought this would be a great way to give the students a chance
to mark a ballot,” said Bumgardner. “In the next general election,
they’ll actually be voting.”
Bumgardner said ninth grade civics classes at the junior high: will
participate in a similar but more detailed election next Tuesday.
“We’re going to keep our results on the blackboards until after the
election next week and compare them with the actual results of the
people of the United States,” Bumgardner said. “It will be interesting
to see how close or how far off we were.”
Bumgardner said most of the students “are pretty familiar with the’
issues” but said that some, when asked why they voted a particular
, way, said they “were influenced by their parents.” | | i
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, “This spurs some interest,” Bumgardner said. “We feel it acquaints: §-
them with the voting idea and will help them when they vote for real.
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GARLAND ATKINS GARY STEWART
Publisher Managing Editor
DARRELL AUSTIN ELIZABETH STEWART
General Manager News Editor
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To The Editor:
I have heard comments recently indicating that some misunderstan-
ding exists concerning the role of poll watchers on election day. These
are people designated by the political parties to observe the election in
precinct voting places.
I think confusion stems from the misconception that political par-
ties’ use of poll watchers implies a lack of ability or supervision on the
part of our precinct election officials. Nothing could be further from
the truth. Most of our election officials in Cleveland County are well-
versed in the law and quite efficient in conducting elections.
The primary function of poll watchers is to assist their parties in the
get-out-the-vote effort. Every election brings an instance of a strong
candidate who was favored to win, but lost because his, or her, sup-
porters became complacent and failed to go out and vote.
To prevent this from occurring, both Democrat and Republicans
parties normally use poll watchers. Although, in the primary this past
spring, the Cleveland County Republican Party did not use any poll
watchers while the Democratic Party did.
Hopefully, this will clarify the public perception of poll watchers.
They are simply a normal part of our political process which works
best when we have two strong parties competing to bring their-best:
candidates and ideas to the voters.
Still A Tar Heel
To the editor:
Last week, while commenting on your past experiences with the
weekly football contest, you made some stupid comment about people
being ashamed to admit being Tarheel fans this year. If you know so--
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meone to have said this, then that person wasn’t a true Tarheel fan
anyway. Fair weather fans aren’t the kind a team needs. A true fan of
any school should support their team that much more during a bad
season because that is when the team needs those extra fans in the
stands to urge them on.
I'm not afraid to admit that I’m a Tarheel fan, and I'll never be
ashamed of my school.
I guess I just wrote this letter to exclude myself from most people
you speak of as being ashamed to admit being Tarheel fans. Besides, I
don’t pull for Carolina because of a football team, I pull for a football
team because they represent such a fine school as the Univesity of
North Caroina at Chapel Hill.
I'd just like to add that I've been to all of Kings Mountain’s football
games for which I was in town on Friday night. And if you think the
Tarheels look bad this year...
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