nJOSL. JOHN BBOOKS
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DR. ABDUL OANOOO
DR. KENNETH McOILL
^ Honoring Docs
Tile Board of Trustees of Kings
Mountain Hospital Is hosting a
reception honoring the area’s five
new doctors Sunday from p.m. at
Kings Mountain Country Club.
Hie community Is Incited to at
The five new doctors Include Dr.
Bruce Wallace, Dr. Scott Mayse, Dr.
0 John Brooks, Dr. Abdul Oangoo and
Dr. Kenneth McGUl. All have been
In the area less than a year.
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VOLUME 90 . NUMBER 89 ■ THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1979 ■ KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
DR. BRUCE WALLACE
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Concerned For Tracy
since a story appeared In the
Herald Tuesday on six-year-old
Tracy Bridges, who Is battling
cancer, the phones at the newspaper
office have nmg constantly with
people wanting to know how they
can help Tracy and his family.
Rev. Roger Webb, pastor of
Westover Baptist church, which has
helped the family on several oc
casions, has agreed to be a collector-
Anyone wishing to make a
donation may send your donation to
Rev. Roger Webb, Westover Baptist
Church, 1870 Westover Drive, Kings
Mountain, N.C. 28086. Rev. Webb
requests that you write "For
Bridges FamUy” on your check. He
will keep a record of the donations
and see that they are delivered to the
If anyone needs to talk to Rev.
Webb about the situation, call him at
Webb’s congregation and the
Kings Mountain Ministerial
Association have already helped the
family, but, according to Webb
"they still have a great need.”
’Tracy returned to Duke Hospital
yesterday for further treatments for
the cancer which he has battled
since he was 18 months old. During
the past year, he has gone to Duke
an average of once every two weeks.
’Ihe cancer hsis now worked Into his
bones and the youngster can’t get
about without help from his parents.
"We would appreciate anything
the community could do for the
family,” Rev. Webb said, "and I
know the family will appreciate It
..GROVER WINNERS—Winners In Grover town
election congratulate each other after vote totals were
posted outside the Grover Rescue Squad building
Photo by Gary Stewart
Tuesday night, left to right are Mayor Bill McCarter
and commissioners Joe Boheler, Martha Scruggs,
Martha Byers, Quay Moss and Edward PhUbeck.
Lineberger Wins^ New Faces In Grover
West KM And Bethware
Big Precincts For Winner
By EUZABE’TH STEWART
Harold Lineberger, Kings
Mountain farmer and fruitgrower,
won election as a school district
trustee, edging Paul Hord, Jr. by 77
votes, as a total of 1,449 No. 4
’Township citizens went to the polls
‘Ihe vote totals; Lineberger, 671;
Hord, 594; and Robert (BUI) Moss,
Lineberger, who wUl succeed Alex
Owens on the board of education In a
six-year term, wUl take the oath of
office on Mon., Dec. 3at 7:80 p.m. In
the Administrative offices on Parker
Vote-counting at five precincts
was completed In a short time,
except In two municipalities, Grover
and Waco, where city elections were
underway. ’The report from the last
precinct, Waco, where 41 school
district patrons went to the poUs,
was received about 9:46 p.m.
Lineberger carried the West Kings
Mountain, Bethware and Waco
precincts and Hord carried the East
KM and Grover precincts.
The vote total by precincts lor the
three candidates was: Bast Kings
Mountain, Hord, 220, Lineberger,
113; Moss, 37; West Kings Mountain,
Lineberger, 339; Hord, 208; Moss,
86. At Grover Hord received 110,
Lineberger, 77, and Moss, 63. Beth
ware voters gave Hord 49 votes,
Lineberger 114, and Moss, 8. Waco
citizens gave Lineberger 28 votes,
Hord, 7, and Moss, 6. 'There was one
write-in vote for Bob Maner, In-
suranceman. In the West Kings
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McCarter, Boheler, Byers,
Scruggs, Philbeck, Moss Win
By EUZABE’TH STEWART
The city board of commissioners.
In a brief called meeting Monday
night, approved the Issuance of
$40,000 In water bonds to be used as
partial payment of construction of a
waste water sludge treatment
faclUty at T.J. BlUson Water Plant.
A legal notice appears In today’s
In the only other acUon of the
meeting, commissioners heard a
progress report from Mrs. W.T.
Weir on plans for beautification of
the grounds of the new Government
Facilities Building. Mrs. Weir,
representing a nine-member
committee composed of garden club
members, presented a proposal
from Cherryvllle Nursery for
evergreens, trees, and shrubberies,
which she said her group prefers of
the three bidders for the project,
expected to cost $10,000, less any
help provided by city crews.
"Fall Is the Ume of the year to do
the planting of trees where shade Is
needed and to control glare and also
save energy,” said Mrs. Weir. Work
would start within two weeks of
contract approval, said Ms. Weir,
and should be completed by year
"Our committee will assume no
responsibility for raising funds for
the project but most of our members
have Indicated a willingness to
contact local businesses and clubs
and ask them to make memorial
contributions of trees, shrubberies,
etc. and post a list of these prices at
City Hall,” she continued.
’The board authorized Mayor John
Moss to appoint two commissioners
to serve with the beautification
committee and City Attorney
George B. Thomasson to finalize the
contract and present It at next
Queried by Mayor Moss, each of
the five commissioners present,
James Childers, Humes Houston,
Jim Dickey, Norman King and Bill
Grissom promised to promote the
project and Invite memorial
donations from business citizens. All
said they liked the Idea.
Other members of the
beautification committee are Mrs.
Jim Dickey, Mrs. Robert Bradley,
Mrs. Jim Potter, Mrs. Warren
Goforth, who serves as secretary for
the committee, Mrs. Joel Marabie,
Mrs. David Faunce, Mrs. Jerry
Morris and Mrs. J.H. Arthur.
Mayor Moss and commissioners
commended the beautification
committee for "diligent efforts” and
agreed with Mrs. Weir that now Is
the time to move on the project.
Mrs. Weir said that trees and
shrubs will outline the comers of the
building, which Is an accepted
practice In landscaping modernistic
buildings. She said that such trees as
hollies, weeping willow, tin oak,
sugar maple, Japanese cherry,
white pine, dogwood, crepe myrtle,
magnolia, birch, and crab apple. In
addition to low-growing shrubberies.
’Ihe trees will be large enough to
give a pleasing effect and hopefully,
the planting will be completed by
end of December.
Claude DeBrule of Asheville,
former state legislator and state
commander of the AMVE’TS, will
address the annual Veterans Day
program Saturday sponsored by the
Cleveland County Veterans Council.
The service will be held from 10
until 11 a.m. In Veterans Field which
Is located behind Shelby High
School. ’The National Guard will set
up a display of tanks and weapons
for viewing by the public from 10
a.m. until 4 p.m.
Rick Sherrill, an officer of Warren
F. Hoyle Post 82 of Shelby, will be
master of ceremonies for the
program which is sponsored by
Legionnaires and Auxiliary of Post
82 and Post 166 of Kings Mountain,
Shelby and Kings Mountain VFW
Posts, the Shelby DAV, AMVETS
and Shelby Marine Corps League.
Sunday, Nov. llth, marks the 81st
anniversary of the cease-fire order
which ended World War I.
’The community Is Invited to
participate In the ceremonies.
Yarl Lawrence and Brantley
Mercler will present an en
tertainment program at a dinner-
show-dance of Long Branch Com
munity Youth Organization
Saturday night from 7 p.m. until 1
a.m. at KM Motor Inn. Dinner Is at 7.
Donation tickets are $10 each and
can be obtained from any member of
the Grover youth group.
Kings Mountain Rotarians will
serve pancakes and sausage before
the KMSHS-Shelby High football
game Friday night from 6:16 untU
7:46 p.m. In the KMSHS Cafeteria.
Tickets are $2.26 and can be pur
chased at the door or from any
By GARY STEWART
Two incumbents won re-election
and one was ousted from office In
one of the biggest voter turnouts in
Grover’s history Tuesday.
Mayor W.W. (BUI) McC^arter, who
ran unopposed, and commissioner
Martha Byers won re-election on a
day when 208 of the town’s 262
registered voters went to the polls at
the Grover Rescue Squad building.
Winning councU seats, in addition
to Mrs. Byers, were Edward
Philbeck, Martha Scruggs, Joe
Boheler and Quay Moss, all
newcomers to the political arena.
Incumbent commissioner Harold
Herndon finished sixth in the voting
of among ll candidates and lost his
seat. He was seeking his second two-
McCarter, who won his third two-
year term as Mayor after serving 18
years as a commissioner, collected
137 votes, the highest total of any
candidate. Kings Mountain High
school teacher Dean Westmoreland,
who ran unopposed for mayor last
term but lost by one vote to write-in
candidate McCarter, collected 29
wrlte-lri votes. Commissioner
’Tommy Keeter, who did not run lor
re-election after serving four years
on tht board, received 26 write-in
votes for mayor luid George Smith
Philbeck, who operates a gas
station in downtown Grover, led the
ticket In voting for town council, but
only 22 votes separated the top five
vote-getters who won election.
Grover has expanded Its board from
three commissioners to five.
PhUbeck coUected 122 votes. Mrs.
Scruggs, wife of Grover School
Principal Jim Scruggs and a
ringleader In downtown
beautification projects, had 117.
Boheler, a self-employed brick
mason, coUected 107, Moss, a Kings
Mountain postal employe, had 106
and Byers, a Grover School em
ploye, had 98.
Other commissioner totals In
cluded Herndon 84, Juanita Pruette
70, Ronald Queen 64, Grady Ross 63,
Philip Harry 53 and Gene Atkins 19.
Mayor McCarter called the vote a
record and no one remembered
when more voters turned out for a
town election. One person said over
400 voted In Grover several years
ago when the late Broad Ellis of
Grover was elected to the Cleveland
County Board of Commissioners.
Howell To Speak
Sunday At Shiloh
Rev. Trent Howell of Way cross,
Ga., wlU deliver Uw sermon at the
regular 11 a.m. worship service
Sunday at Shiloh Presbyterian
Church In Grover.
Rev. Howell, who pastured the
Grover congregaUon from 1968 to
1960, Is returning to Grover to help
ShUoh celebrate Its Bicentennial,
which began last month and will
culminate In October, 1980.
’The congregaUon will enjoy a
covered dish supper and a night of
fellowship Saturday. Rev. Howell
and his wife, Martha Ann, will be
spending the weekend with Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Hambright.
Rev. Howell Is remembered by
Groverltes as not only a strong
spiritual leader but a community
leader as well. He was Instrumental
in bringing Grover's first do.-tor. Dr.
(diaries Adams, to town In the late
1960’s and he organized a com
munity development project which
won Grover a second place In a State
Community Development Contest.
He also helped lead an effort to
recruit Grover School Principal Jim
Scruggs and build the principal's
house there, and helped push a
public water works project which
was completed after he left Grover.
Rev. Howell has pastured chur
ches In Florida and Georgia since
leaving Grover. Before coming to
Grover In ’66, he was associated with
Goodrich Tire and was an associate
minister at First Presbyterian
Church In Spartanburg.
All persons In the su'ea are Invited
to attend this weekend's acUvlttes at
TICKETS ON SALE
Advance tickets for Friday’s
football game between Kings
Mountain and Shelby will be on sale
all day Friday at Home Savings and
Inan (both branches) and First
Federal Savings and Loan. All
persons are urged to purchase
tickets In advance to avoid long lines
at the gate. The game Is expected to
attract the largest crowd of the year.