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walker article - -. MORE ABOUT Walker (Begins On Front 1'agc)...
-. MORE ABOUT Walker (Begins On Front 1'agc) grace, by the will of the voters at the polls on April 30. He also sair! he Is aware of HID fact that the citizens of Gastonia do not vote directly for their mayor, but that the-}' select a /ive-man council which in turn picks one of Its members for mayor.. For that reason, he said, voters may cast their ballots for all three of the announced candidates for mayor, if they wish. Usually, Ihe council selects the high man in the vote-get-' ting as mayor. REGISTRATION However, lie did emphasize the Importance of every citizen's getting registered. Registration will go forward at the city hall during the nc.\t two Saturdays, April U and 21, anil Jlr. IValkcr s.iid he would be there from 9 tu 11 a. m., and from 3 f'j 5 p, m., on those days lo assist any of h)s friends needing help with their registration. Mr. Walker was born 49 years ago In a house at the corner of Third 6\cnue and Marietta street. As a youth, he attended the local schools, end laWr went to work as a dotfer In the Ctara-Dunn-Armstrons mills 'of South Gastonia, Then, in 1920, he went to work with his father in •the shoe repair business on East ;Maiu avenue. For nine years, until V1932. Mr. Walker operated a shoe repair shop In tho Lorciy (now Tircstonej community <\ West Gas- .tonia. For several years now, he h?.s oiwratc-d Pete Walker's Shoe •Bervice on South street in uptown .Oastorlia. - An outstanding cisii: and religious leader ol the city, he U jxist president of the Gastonia Lions Ciu'o, was a steward In -Mam Street Methodist Church, and now is ,>c:iiii» lus "tccor.ci term as piL^iti^u of the Scpaii: Bible Chf-s there. He is a past •jnember ol the Her! Shield Club IcouRcil ol th» Salvation Army, past eisllcd n:It-r "! the Elks club, 'Cl'^lrmar. o; the advi^jry hoard ot .'the- Salvation Army here 01 the G?.!.:on ctjur.iy Temple nf the Masonic Shrin u U i re, .. u.utitx-r and Oasis j ', a IK; ' 'ol the Ma«,u "

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  1. The Gastonia Gazette,
  2. 13 Apr 1951, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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