► Cook “OOiC • r Jaycee Horror Home—Page 5A yGLUME 90 - NUMHER 79 - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, i979 - KI/VGS MOUISTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA For Kings Mountain Mayor. . . City To Receive Recreation Grant GILBERT HAMRICK JOHN HENRY MOSS JERRY M. MCLLINAX KM Election Tuesday Kings Mountain voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide contests For Commissioner Of District One.. . For Commissioner Of District Four. . tor mayor and three city com- mlsslonershlp positions. Top Interest Is In the Mayor’s race, where Incumbent John Henry Moss Is challenged by Jerry Mulllnax and Gilbert Hamrick, In the District Three race where In cumbent Corbet Nicholson Is challenged by Lawrence Baity, T.J. Ellison and Wayne Worcester, and In the District Four race where Incumbent Norman King Is challenged by Harry (Dutch) Wilson. Election Facts And Figures. . .. Here are facts on Tuesday’s city election. Polls open 6:30 a.m. Polls close 7:30 p.m. Voters elect: a mayor and three district commissioners. No. of polling places: two ■ West Kings Mountain at National Guard Armory and East Kings Mountain at Kings Mountain Community Center. No. of ballots - one. Run-off, If necessary, will be held Nov. 8. No. of voters registered to vote: 4,300. No. of voters expected to vote: UOO-1500. Home-free minus opposition tor a tour-year term Is District 1 Com missioner Jim Childers. A total of 10 candidates seek tour positions at City Hall. A central office for tabulation of the ballots will be set up at the new aty Hall. Polling places open at 6:30 a.m., close at 7:30 p.m. and citizens will vote at two voting precincts, East Kings Mountain citizens (district 1, U and 111 at the KM Community Center; and West Kings Mountain voters, districts IV, V and VI at the National Guard Armory. Elections Board Chairman Luther Bennett encourages campaigners to refrain from soliciting within SO feet cd the polling places. Political observers are predfctlng a run-off In District 111 where two veteran politicians, Corbet Nicholson and Ex-C3omm. Tommy Ellison, are among the four con tenders along with two political newcomers. Political guessperts are predicting that Mayor John Henry Moss will easily win re-election to his seventh and second four year term at the helm of city government. He Is opposed by Jerry Mulllnax, and Hamrick, both of whom are bidding (Turn to page 3A) For Commissioner Of District Three. . . % ; m W. NORMAN KING LAWRENCE BAITY T,J.EUJSON O HARRY (DUTCH) WILSON WAYNE WORCESTER CORBET NICHOLSON Kings Mountailn Is recipient of a tlSS.OOO federal grant from the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation. ’The funds will be used for the development of swimming, boating and support facilities on John Henry Moss Lake. Announcement of the grant wag KM Battle Celebration Set Sunday ’Die March of the Overmountain Men from Sycamore Shoals, Tenn. will culminate at Kings Mountain National Military Park Sunday at 3 p.m. at the 198th anniversary celebration of the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain. Dr. William J. Briggs, Kings Mountain native and president of Limestone College at Gaffney, S.C., will deliver the keynote address. Also Included In the program will be recognition of descendants of battle participants, a flag ceremony, and music by the Blacksburg, S.C. High School Band. ’The formal program will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the United States Monument on the Battlefield Ridge. Films, exhibits, and a mlHUa camp can be seen at the Park’s Visitor Center. For the convenience of visitors, additional parking will be provided at niatb^ Eaton Corporation and at Kings Mountain State Park. Signs and traffic officers will direct those attending to parking areas where free shuttle bus service will be provided to and from the am phitheatre area. ’The reenactment of the Over mountain Men march began last Wednesday. As did the original frontiersmen 199 years ago, following a brief prayer a group of marchers left reconstructed Fort Watauga at Sycamore Shoals near present day Blizabethton, Tenn., enroute to Kings Mountain, scene of the notable Revolutionary War battiB ’The march continues for 12 days and follows as nearly as possible the original 130-mlle long route known today as the Overmountain Victory ’Trail. Among the way the group will camp on, or near, the old en campment sites used by the patriot militia as they searched for British Major Patrick Ferguson and his Tory force In September and Oc tober, 1780. At each campsite the marchers and spectators will be treated to jx-Ograms of local music, dance, and other special events arranged by participating organizations. Many of the marchers will be bearing the clothing and weapons of two cen turies ago and will follow the trail tor the entire 130 miles. Those who do not have period dress or who cannot spau'e the time to participate tolly are none the less encouraged to join in the march and other ac tivities along the way If only for a brief period. And hundreds of men, women, and school children have turned out already to walk short segments of the trail In their home counties as the marchers pass through. Initial interest In reenacting the march occurred In 18TS with a group of volunteers encouraged by the Appalachian Consortium, a cultural and literary organization based In Boone, North Carolina. Interest has Increased each year and from this came the Idea for having the route considered for inclusion In the National Historic ’Trail system. A feasibility study on the trail’s potential for the status Is presently underway by the National Park Service. Recently, Interested citizens from several states formed the Overmountain Victory Trail Association to promote the preservation of the trail and persons Interested In Joining may write to President R.L. Collins at Box 67, Boone, 28607. made yesterday by Mayor John Moss upon notification of Howard N. Lee, secretary of the North (Carolina Depsu'tment of Natural Resources and Community Development through the offices of State Senator J. Ollie Harris of Kings Mountain and State Senator Helen R. Marvin of Gastonia. "We are Just delighted that the city’s application for funding lias been approved,’’ said the Mayor, who said that “development of this facility will bring excellent recreational activities for our citizens to appreciate over the years.’’ ... RAY CASH HAROLD HERNDON Cash, Herndon In Grover Race A race lor mayor of Grover developed ’Tuesday afternoon when Harry Ray Cash filed his notice of candidacy with Town Clerk Gloria Horton. Grover citizens will elect a mayor and five commissioners on Nov. 6. Harold Herndon, Incumbent commissioner, also announced ’Tuesday for re-election. The other two incumbents, Martha Byers and ’Tommy Keeter, have not yet an nounced their intentions. Filing East School Is Sponsoring Country Fair A Big Country Fair is how East School Parent-Teacher Organization is billing the Saturday event, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., at East School. Falrgoers will be Invited to enjoy a variety of games, for all ages, a flea market featuring a variety of Items, a children’s closet of used clothes for Infant size up to 14, and concession stands featuring homemade hotdogs with all the trimmings and dessert. Take-out plates will also be available. ’The Fair will culminate with drawing of a lucky winner of a $700 Motorbecane to be presented to a lucky Ucket holder during the Fair. “We invite everyone to take part,” said Chairman Jane (Mrs. Charles) Dixon. MELANY ANN CI.ARK deadline is noon Friday. Mayor W.W. (Bill) McCart.er hst already filed for re-election. Other- seeking a seat are newcome’ Juanita Pruette, Quay Moss, O; Atkins, Edward Philbeck and Phiil, Harry. Cash, 30, is a Grover native, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Cash. He If married to the former Bettlna Falls of Kings Mountain and they are parents of two children. Heather, age six, and Missy, age three. They are members of Patterson Grove Baptist Church and Mr. Cash is employed by Spector Freight System of Spartanburg, S.C. In his filing statement, Mr. Cash said “There always seems to be talk, talk, talk In Grover but never enough action, which Is my major reason for becoming a candidate for mayor. Another reason is that I think our present mayor should face opposition in this election, sinc e Bill (Mayor McCarter) was elected in a write-in campaign two years ago. Ilie Town Sewer System’s our No. 1 priority lor our citizens and second priority is our recreation system 1 feel that we deserve a tax cut and that the recreation system Is a “must” and should be budgeted more. I have sat In Council meetings and heard Council vote to Install sidewalks, but haven’t seen the vote get results. A tax cut was mentioned at one meeting but never got any further. I have no axe to grind. If elected I pledge to serve ail the citizens of Grover. Melany Princess Melsmy Ann Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William N. Clark of Rt 2, Is Kings Mountain Senior High School Carrousel Princess lor 1»79. Miss Clark, 17, wm chosen from seven nominees by a five-member panel of judges Monday afternoon on the campus. She will represent the community In the 1979 Thanksgiving Day Csrolinas Carrousel Parade and Its attendant festivities in Charlotte Miss aark Is Editor of the KMSHS Mountaineer newspaper and serves as school mascot. She Is also active in the student tutorial program and in numerous extracurricular ac tivities on campus.