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KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA 28086 TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1078
KINGS MOUNTRIN MIRROR
VOL. 89 NO. 29
NEW POSTMASTER — Fred Weaver, a Kings Mountain native and
employe of the local postal station since 1962, assumed his new duties as
postmaster last Saturday. Weaver replaces Charles Alexander who
retired as postmaster last summer.
Fred Weaver of Kings Mountain
assumed his new duties as local
Postmaster last Saturday.
One of five qualified postal em-
ployes competing for the job,
Weaver was notified late last
Wednesday that he had been ap-
pointed and was to assume his new
role on Saturday.
Weaver replaces Charles
Alexander who retired last summer.
Since that time two Charlotte Post
Office officials, Walter Loveless and
Napoleon Chisholm, have served as
officers-in-charge in Kings Moun-
A native of Kings Mountain,
Weaver is the son of Mrs. Avalonia
H. Weaver and the late B. O.
Weaver. He is married to the former
Dot Patterson also of Kings
Mountain. They have one daughter,
Susan Dalton of Concord. The
Weavers have one grandchild. Erin
Dalton who was one month old on the
day the new postmaster took office.
Toys For Tots Benefit
Bass Tourney Saturday
A Las: Hshing Ww
benefit the Kings Mountain Fire
Department Toys For Tots drive for
1978 will begin at 8a. m. Sat., Apr. 15
at Moss Lake.
A $10 per person entry fee is
. charged and the tourney will be
limited to 80 fishermen working as
teams. A total of 30 boats will be per-
waltted for the tournament.
Entry permits are available at the
Moss Lake office from 8 a. m. until
5 p. m. Wednesday through Friday
of this week.
Cash prizes of $300 are being of-
fered. First place 1s $150; second —
$100; and third — $50. A $25 cash
prize is also offered for the largest
bass caught during the 8 a. m. until 4
For St. Jude’s
p. m, tourney.
Proceeds from the tourney go
toward opening the 1978 Christmas
campaign for Toys For Tots, a
program the local fire department
operates in conjunction with the
Kings Mountain Ministerial
Association to see that needy
children in the community have a
Bikers Ride Saturday
The St. Jude Children’s Hospital
Bike-A-Thon is shaping to be one of
the biggest outdoor events of the
Annual talent show at Kings
Mountain Senior High School will be
held Tues., Apr. 18,at8 p.m. in B. N.
Winners of the event will advance
to the Kiwanis Talent Show to be
held on Thurs., Apr. 27.
Students from grades 10-12 will
compete for prizes.
Admission is $1.
Beginning at 8 a. m. at Kings
Mountain Senior High on Sat., Apr.
15 dozens of bikers will take off on
the 20-mile course to raise funds for
St. Jude's to continue its cancer re-
search programs to ald stricken
Robert Dodge, Kings Mountain
Police Youth Officer, is in charge of
the local project and he indicates the
field of contestants is growing larger
Bikers are supplying their own
vehicles and are responsible for
signing their own sponsors; in.
dividuals, merchants and industry
who will pay them so much money
for each mile finished during the
The grand prize being offered is a
10-speed bicycle, donated by Clark
Tire Co. All food and drink supplied
the contestants is being donated by
Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut
Neisler Is Chairman
C. Andrew (Andy) Neisler, Jr., is
serving as city-wide chairman of the
1978 Cancer campaign.
Mr. Neisler sald goal of the drive
in Cleveland County is $13,000 for
cancer research and treatment.
A Kings Mountain lawyer and
associate of George B. Thomasson
Law Firm, Mr. Neisler is a Kings
Mountain native, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles A. Neisler, He is a 1970
graduate of Kings Mountain High
School and graduated with A. B. in
History from Davidson College. He
holds a JurisDoctor degree from the
University of South Carolina School
of Law. Neisler is a deacon in First
Presbyterian Church and is active in
Kings Mountain Jaycees.
Mr. Nelsler said the local drive
will continue throughout the month
Other leaders are Mrs. Brenda
Blanton, residential; Grady
Howard; special gifts; Mrs. James
E. Herndon, Jr., memorial; and
, Mrs. Humex Houston, Reach to
C. ANDREW NEISLER, JR.
and Hardee's of Kings Mountain.
Entry forms are still available at
the KM Police Department, Myers
Printing Co., Wade Ford, Griffin
Drug Co., The Mirror-Herald and
through the Principal's offices in the
Kings Mountain District Schools.
The 21st annual Kings Mounrain
Kiwanis Club Talent Show is
scheduled on Thurs., Apr. 20 and
Apr. 27 at B. N. Barnes Auditorium.
On Apr. 20 competition will be
among the winners in individual
school’s talent competitions at the
elementary grades level. On Apr. 27
the contestants will be from among
the junior and senior high winners.
George Hatch, chairman of the Ki-
wanis project, said the shows are
scheduled to begin at 7:30 p. m. on
the two successive Thursdays and
the public is urged to attend.
Tickets are 50 cents for youngsters
up to 12 years of age and $1 for all
over 12. All proceeds go into com-
munity projects sponsored by the
Hatch sald this year the proceeds
will go toward a blood analysis
machine for Kings Mountain, a
summer day camp for Kings Moun-
tain area youth, activities for the
area's foster children and for new
uniforms for the Kiwanis sponsored
Little League team.
During the past 20 years the KM
Kiwanis Club has poured in excess of
$45,000 into the community through
funds raised by the annual talent
“We urge all citizens to make
plans to attend these shows,” Hatch
said. ‘You not only give a boost to
the young talented people of the
community, but you allso help the
Kiwanis Club continue supporting
worthwhile community projects.’
Assumed Duties Saturday
Weaver Is Postmaster
Weaver served in the U. 8. Air
Force from Mar., 3, 1948 to Apr. 5,
1048. After his discharge he returned
to Kings Mountain and opened
Weaver Dry Cleaners, which he
operated until 1862. On Sept. 29, 1962
Weaver became a temporary substi-
tute employe at Kings Mountain
Post Office, working both inside and
as a letter carrier. He became a
career substitute on Jan. 11, 1969. On
Feb. 2, 1974 Weaver was named
Supervisor of Postal Operation, the
position he held until his ap-
pointment as postmaster.
The Weavers are members of
First Baptist Church, where Fred
serves as church treasurer. He is a
member of the Fairview Masonic
Lodge No. 339 AF&AM in Kings
Mountain, where he is a past
master. Weaver is a former Kings
“I was speechless when word
came that I had the position for the
Job. I am grateful that I was
“I want to thank all of my fellow
Photo By Tom Mcintyre
MODELS SUMMER FASHIONS — Kathy (Mrs. Clark) Mauney shows
off a floral sheer jacket dress, among fashions to be shown in tonight’s
bridge-fashion show of the KM Hospital Auxiliary at the Woman's Club.
Barnes Takes Oath
GROVER - Mayor W. W. (Bill)
McCarter administered the oath of
office to Lionel Richard Barnes
Monday, designating him the town's
chief of police.
The board, in a special 11:30 a. m.
meeting, also reiterated their in.
tention of forming a police depart.
ment for the town,
Barnes, 83, was hired during a
special meeting last Wednesday to
replace Gary Benton, who now
serves on the Bolling Springs Police
In other action Monday the board
gave Mayor McCarter authority to
make application for supplementary
pay to boost Barnes' annual salary
from $7,500 to $8,800. The application
will be made to the N. C. Federal
Justice Standard and Training
The mayor sald Earl Lloyd,
Region C Criminal Justice Planning
Agency planner, made the
recommendation. He sald he felt
Grover was eligible for the grant.
The town is to pay 80 percent of
Barnes’ salary and provide a vehicle
Lloyd also recommended Barnes
be appointed an alternate to the
Region C Criminal Justice Planning
After being sworn in, Barnes was
told he had the backing of the board
in the performance of his duty. For
this first week Barnes is working a
split-shift in order to meet more of
the Grover citizens
employes at the post office for their
support and the citizens of Kings
Mountain for their courtesies to me
over the years,” Weaver continued.
“I pledge to continue providing the
best possible postal service we can
for our Kings Mountain and area
The appointment as postmaster is
Soon the postal service will an.
nounce the employe selected to take
Weaver's position as Supervisor of
Postal Operation at the Kings
The current city-wide census
survey is expected to be completed
Wed., Apr. 12, according to David
Bridges, KMPD Planning Officer
and the man in charge of the survey.
Since last Thursday Bridges and
his staff of 12 have been visiting the
residences in the city gathering data
to be used by the city for planning
future programs and services ex-
Ms. Francine Ewing, N. C. State
Demographer, has been in the city
assisting the local census effort. The
state may make use of the in-
formation to give a true picture of
the population of the city. Such in-
formation determines the amount of
sales tax use return to the city by the
state and is considered in other
state-city related functions.
The Piedmont Association of
Rescue Squads has scheduled a day
of training Sun., Apr. 16 at Moss
The members of the 17 squads
comprising the association will par-
ticipate in sessions such as lake
dragging operations and first aid
competitions. Trophies will be
awarded for the latter.
The association includes Cleve-
land, Rutherford, Gaston, Lincoln,
Mecklenburg and Cabarrus coun-
ties. The training sessions begin at 9
a. m. and run until 4 p. m.
The public is invited to observe,
but cannot participate.
Pre-school testing for new
students begins Thurs., Apr. 18 at
Bethware Elementary School with
three sessions from 9-10:30 a.m.;
10:30 a. m.-noon; and 1-2:30 p. m,
Children whose last names begins
with letters A-H attend the first
session; I-P the second session; and
all others, the final session Thur.
Parents are expected to ac-
company their children on pre.
school testing day. Children who will
be five years old on or before Oct, 185,
1078 are eligible for Kindergarten
and those who will be six on or
before Oct. 15 are eligible for either
kindergarten or the first grade.