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VOLUME 90 - NUMBER 75 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th, 1979 ■ KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
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9 Nelson Conner, chsdrman of the
Cleveland County Board of Elec
tions, will be guest speaker at the
weekly Rotary Club meeting at noon
today at Kings Mountain Country
Club. Dennis Conner is in charge of
Kings Mountain Chapter of the
^ Ersklne College Alumni Association
* will hold a dinner meeting Thursday
(tonight) at 7 p.m. at Kings
Mountain Motor Inn. Or. Charles
Blair, local dentist. Is campaign
Westover Baptist Church will
sponsor the fourth Saturday night
^ gospel sing Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at the
church. Featured groups will be
"The Crusaders" and "The
Oiapelettes," of Qaffney, S.C.
HOT DOG SUPPER
The Kings Mountain High French
CSub will sponsor a hot dog supper-
bake sale Friday prior to the KM-
East Oaston football game. It will be
0 held from S;30 until 7:80 p.m. In the
cafeteria. Orders can be eaten In or
Revival services will be held Sept.
23-28 at Penley's Chapel Church,
beginning at 7 p.m. each night. Rev.
James Talbert of Brown Summitt,
A N.C., will be the evangelist. Rev.
^ Leonard Huffstetler, Penley’s
Chapel pastor. Invites all persons to
( BOARD TO MEET
The Cleveland County Technical '
Institute Board of Trustees will meet
onTues., Sept. 26, at6:30p.m. In the
Conference Room In the 2100
Rita Falls will Instruct a class In
crocheting every Monday, beginning
Monday, from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. at
KM Community Center.
Registration Is at the first class
FLORAL DESIGN SCHOOL
A class In floral design will begin
Ihurs., Sept. 27 and continue each
Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. at KM
Community Center with Carolyn M.
Jackson, Instructor. Miss Rita Falls
will Instruct a Christmas crafts and
crocheting class, also beginning
next Thursday and slated every
Thursday, from 12:30until 2:30 p.m.
at KM Depot Center.
Cleveland County Board of
Elections has scheduled meetings
for Oct. 9,12, 16,19, "I, 26, 29, 30 and
Nov. 1, 3, and 6, IB J at 10 a.m. to
pass on applications for absentee
0 ballots for the Nov. 6 elections. The
meetings are slated in the Elections
Board Office but won't be held If
there are no applications for ab
sentee ballots to be approved.
Kings Mountsiln Woman’s Club
will hold Its Initial meeting of the
Fall at 7:46p.m. Monday night at the
. Womem’s Club on East Mountain St.
Mrs. Ed Heine, president, will
Residents of Kings Mountain
Convalescent Center will hold a
luau, featuring slides of Hawaii, at
their Wednesday program at 2:80
p.m. at the nursing home. Elizabeth
Stewart, Herald Co-Editor, will give
’V the program, assisted by Mrs.
( Jackie D. Barrett. Miss Stewart will
give highlights of a 1973 National
i Convention she attended In
I IN NEW LOCATION
I Dr. K.F. Chen has occupied new
* offices at 604 W. King St., the former
building occupied by Tiara Hair
j Designs. Dr. CTien Is a Kings
I Mountain obstetrician and
In Grover Race
By GARY STEWART
Mayor W.W. (BIU) McCarter and
three commissioner candidates
have filed for offices In Orover’s
November 6 election.
McCarter, who Is seeking his third
two-year term as mayor, and
commissioner candidates Edward
Phllbeck, Phil Harry and Juanita
Pruette announced their can
didacies Tuesday afternoon.
The mayor’s and five com
missioner seats sire up for grabs.
There are currently three comm-
tnlBsloners but an additional two
were added through a special town
Incumbent commissioners Harold
Herndon, Tommy Keeter and
Martha Byers have not yet an
nounced their Intentions.
McCarter, who was elected to his
current term In a write-in campaign
two years ago, la a veteran of 22
years on the town beard. Including
18 as as a concilman. McCarter Is
married to the former Sarah Harry
and has two children, Ann Ruppert
of Atlanta and Susan Olson of
"It’s been a honor and a privilege
to serve the people of Orover the
past two terms," said McCarter,
who Is employed by Mlnette Mills. "I
appreciate all the support the people
have given me.
"With 22 years as a mayor and
commissioner I feel I can offer
experienced leadership toward
building a greater Orover,” he
added. “Grover Is a great place to
live and It would be a privilege to
serve as mayor for another term.”
McCarter spoke of several goals
he’d like to see accomplished. In
cluding a completed sewer system
and expanded water system. "These
two, I feel, will control the future
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Kings Mountain Lions Club will
iqionsor a free glaucoma clinic next
Thursday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. until
4:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church
W.K. Mauney, Jr., chairman of
the civic club-sponsored clinic, and
Tim Gladden,, club president, said
the promotion Is aimed at adults 36
and older who are In the age bracket
where incidence of glaucoma oc
Representatives of the Cleveland
C>>anty Health Department will be In
the city to conduct the clinic.
. . RESCUE EFFORT—Members of the Kings Mountain
Rescue Squad work with the Jaws of Life to free Diane
Photo by Gary Stewan
King (lying on ground under overturned car) from
wrecked car Monday night on Crocker Road.
On Crocker Road
By GARY STEWART
Monday night started off as a
normal meeting night for Kings
Mountain Rescue Squad volunteers.
After a brief meeting at the squad
building, two ambulances headed
west on Highway 74 (or a work detail
at Bethware School.
But as they neared the In
tersection of Highway 74 and El
Bethel Church Road, they received
word of a car crash on the dirt
portion of Crocker Road. One victim
was pinned In the car. Three others
were thrown from the vehicle and
hadn’t been located In the tall weeds
and thick pines.
The ambulance trailing the leader
ate dust as the two sped up the dirt
road. One ambulance driven by
Sgts. Roy Hammett and Bill Hannah
and several cars were already at the
The volunteers quickly got their
gear. Some got the "Jaws of Life" to
begin the process of freeing the
plnned-ln passenger. Others combed
the woods and sides of the dark road
for the three who had been thrown
from the car.
The woman In the car appeared In
serious condition. Her (ace was
lacerated. Moments later, the three
who had been thrown from the car
were located. One was dead. The
other two were In serious condition.
One had a tree limb stuck In his arm.
Both were bleeding heavily.
A 46-mlnute rescue effort had
begun. Five new volunteers scurried
MAYOR W.W. (BILL) McCARTER
First Woman Lawyer
about, getting first aid kits, stret
chers, and other Items to relieve the
victims’ pain long enough to get
them on their way to professional
The biggest task was freeing the
woman from the car. It was literally
smashed. The crash was so bad both
back wheels had vanished. Trees
even had to be cut with chain saws
before the volunteers could have
enough room to work.
Hammett, Hannah and Captain
Johnny Hltchlns led the effort. Most
of the work was done by five new
volunteers. Including VlrgU Cox,
Terry Stefanlck, Bobby King,
Charles Martin and Richard Oliver.
King didn’t know the victim Inside
the car was his wife, Diane. More
experienced volunteers helped out.
Many others stood and watched.
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By ELIZABETH STEWART
Move over men, another domain
has been Invaded by women.
This time It’s the law profession In
Kings Mountain where Jacqui
O’Neil Schultz Is this city’s, and
probably Cleveland County’s, first
Ms. Schultz Joined the firm of
week, moving from the law firm’s
Gastonia office where she has been
employed since June 1978. Prior to
that time, she was assistant district
attorney In the Gastonia district
attorney’s office and was a trial
lawyer for about 18 months.
A practicing lawyer (or the past
three years, Ms. Schultz doesn't
remember when she didn’t want to
become a trial lawyer.
Bom in Canada, she graduated
from the University of Tulsa,
Oklahoma and got a taste of politics
on the campaign trail for U.S.
Congressman James R. Jones, when
Jones became the first Democrat
from Tulsa to win a seat In Congress
In a quarter of a century. ‘ ‘I followed
Congressman Jones to Washington,
D.C. and was his legislative aide and
press secretary,” recalls Ms.
Her ambition to become a lawyer
returned and Jacqui quit her job in
Washington and enrolled at the
University of Tulsa Law School,
continuing to earn her way through
school by working In Congressman
Jones’ district office.She graduated
with honors after two and one-half
Jacqui met and married a lawyer,
they moved to Gastonia and Mrs.
Schultz took her first job In the DA’s
office where she got working ex
perience in the courtroom and was
among the few women In North
Carolina to engage In trial work. She
handled the sex discrimination case
filed by former employes of the
Cleveland County Sheriff’s office
against the county and obtained a
verdict for the defendants and has
been attorney In numerous litigation
suits. She was licensed to practice
law In 1976, majored In political
science and economics.
Jacqui and her husband, who are
now separated, have never prac
ticed together In the courtroom but
have both practiced In Gaston
County, where Schultz remains a
practicing attorney. Her father,
John Frazier O’Neil, and step
mother now reside In Florida.
Mickey Corry, partner In the
Kings Mountain firm, said that Ms.
Schultz’ duties here will be handling
litigation suits, trial work, real
estate, wills and estates, domestic
law and personal Injury cases.
Ms. Schultz holds membership in
the North Carolina Association of
Trial Lawyers, the American Bar
Association, Altrusa CTub, Com
mission on Gaston County Human
Relations, and Is a member of the
steering committee of League of
Does Ms. Schultz recommend the
legal profession as a job for today’s
woman? "Very definitely,” she
replies. “It's a very challenging job
for both men and women and more
women are entering the law
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..KM’S first woman lawyer
CAPTAIN J.D. BARRETT
Kings Mountain Police Depart
ment Chief Jackie D. Barrett, 48. of
202 Park Dr., joined the Kings
Mountain Fire Department as a
volunteer In 1963. He serves as
secretary (or the Fireman's Pension
Fund, Fireman’s Relief Fund amd
Cleveland County Volunteer's
Captain Barrett has been a
member of the Kings Mountain
Police Department force since 1986.
He Is a Mason, member of First
Presbyterian Church, and during his
off-duty hours enjoys fishing and
He and Arlene Schneider Barrett,
First Presbyterian Church
secretary, recently celebrated their
26th wedding anniversary The
Barrett family Includes a daughter,
Qieryl. who Is employed In the
library of KM Senior High, and
David, a freshman student at Ap
palachian State Unl-’cslty at Boone.