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THE THURSDAY EDITION MOUhTf^lh
VOL. 88 NO. 60
THURSDAY, JULY 28,1077
Should Be Oosed Until Measures Taken
Moss Lake Swim Area Unsafe^ Lifeguards Say
The three Ufeguarda at Mom
Lake feel the awlm area ehould
be closed to the public until
adequate safety precauttons can
In an Interview with Tha
Gastonia Gazette this week,
Becky Thompson, David
Cadenhead and Tony Sabettl
said there Is not enough
lifeguards at the lake, especially
on weekends when swimmers
number 200-260; there is
Inadequate lifesaving equip
ment; and no barrier prohibiting
swimmers from wandering from
the designated swimming area.
Although there have been no
drownlngs in the swim area at
the lake, there have been In
cidents where swimmers got into
trouble and had to be rescued. In
another Incident a swimmer
suffered a broken neck after
diving Into the shallows. One
lifeguard said the swimmer
twisted himself off balance to
avoid hitting another swimmer
and landed on his head breaking
Miss Thompson said she
requested a free safety study at
the lake to be conducted by the
American Red Cross.
Monday night Miss Thompson
was told by Mayor John Mom
that the request had been
(iiaovased with Capt. J. D.
Barrett at the Klngti Mountain
Police, which has charge at the
safety programs at the lake.
"Capt. Barrett said he would
contact the Red Cross chiq>ter
about setting up the prc^ram at
the lake," the mayor said.
The trio of lifeguards want
additional lifeguards hired to
work the beach and swim area
because of the tremendous
crowds on weekends.
Cadenhead said swimmers are
confined to a small area and
should anyone get Into trouble
they would be hard to spot
struggling In the water. He also
said swimmers are always
wandering out of the designated
There are places where the
bottom drops off 40 feet away
from the swim area.
MIb Thompson said last year
she requested a ring buoy and
ropes for safety measures. That
equipment was supplied. She
sold she requested additional
ring buoys and ropes this year,
but so far that request has not
been granted. She would also like
to have a backboard to use fOr
transporting swimmers who
might receive neck or back In
Nicholson, who also serves on
the KM Lake Authority, said
Monday he will request an
authority meeting to discuss
these problems. He said the
authority has met only once this
year and that was to establish a
budget and to set opening dates
for the swim season.
Nicholson said he expecto the
authority to meet next week.
Red Cro88 Will
For Gty Lake
A Quiet Day At John Moss Lake Beach And Swim Area
McDaniel Will Seek School Board Seat
A second Kings Mountain Dis
trict School Board candidate
announces Intention to file and
campaign for office In the
November 8 election.
BUI McDaniel, a native of the
Bethlehem Community, told The
Mirror-Herald Wednesday he
wlU seek the seat now held by P.
A. Francis of Grover.
Two seats are up for election
this year, one outside the city
and one Inside. Tommy Bridges
currenOy holds the inside city
limits seat. Kyle Smith of Kings
Mountain has already an
nounced his Intention to run tor
McDaniel Is a graduate of
Grover High School and the
Dallas Institute of Mortuary
Science in Dallas, Tex. He Is a
former employe of Harris Fu
neral Home. CurrenUy he Is
employed by the Kings Mountain
Post Office as a rureU letter
The candidate served two
years In the Army In Korea. He
is Moderator of Kings Mountain
Biq>ttst Association, an active
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Is New KM
Cleveland County wUl have an
eighth magistrate effective
Mon., Aug. 1.
Dorothy Hayes of Kings
Mountain received the ap
pointment this week from senior
resident Superior Court Judge
This Friday both MIb Hayes
and Magistrate Charles Car
penter will meet with Chief
District Court Judge Lewis
BuKvlnkle to set office hours on a
Mra Ruth Dedmon, Clerk of
Court for Cleveland County, said
Wednesday, "Miss Hayes will
serve primarily as magistrate In
Kings Mountain, sharing offices
with Magistrate Carpenter."
The new magistrate Is a legal
secretary and was employed by
attom'‘ys Davis wnd White when
they ^ i.red a practice In 1 Jngi.,
Mountain. According to Mrs.
Dedmon the new magistrate’s
legal background, "Should cUd
her tremendously in carrying out
her new duties."
MIb Ha^ws will be sworn In
the clerk’s office In Shelby at 8:80
a. m. Monday.
member of Bethlehem Baptist
Church and Is a member of the
Kings Mountain Country Club.
McDaniel Is married to the
former Helen Morris of Kings
Mountain. They have two
children, Susie, a Junior at
Gardner-Webb College, and
David, a rising senior at Kings
Mountain Senior High.
The candidate stated Wed
nesday: "I would consider It a
privilege to serve on the board of
education In the Kings Mountain
District. If elected I will strive to
represent all people In the
district. I will listen objectively
to all problems and complaints
and try to render workable
This marks the first attempt
by McDaniel to run for a public
School board candidates may
file from noon, Frl., Sept. 18 until
noon Frl., Oct. 9. Voter
registration for the school board
election will close at 6 p. m.
Mon., Oct. 10.
Nelson Connor of Kings
Mountain was Installed as vice
president of Young Democrats of
North Carolina by Gov. Jim Hunt
Saturday night at the state YDC
banquet in Raleigh.
M. C. Teague of Wake County
was installed os president.
Connor, who is associated with
Mountain View Farms and Is
chairman of Bethware Precinct,
Is the first state YDC officer
from Cleveland County since
David Royster of Shelby served
as state YE>C treasurer In 1M8.
He was elected vice president at
the state YDC convention In
Charlotte In April and formerly
served as 10th District YDC
Chairman and as Cleveland
County YDC president for two
Gty After Funds For Aged Gtizens
The Cleveland County Red
Cross chapter will present Kings
Mountain with a Rescue Tube
Friday for use at Moss Lake.
Jim Toole, chairman of the
county Red Cross chapter’s
water safety committee, will
make the presentation at 2 p. m.
at the lake to Becky Thompson,
David Cadenhead and Tony
Sabettl, the three lifeguards
employed tor the summer.
Ms. Thompson said the Rescue
Tube Is a flotation device to aid
swimmers In trouble.
By TOM McIntyre
’Three different fuilded programs to aid the elderly
were approved in commissioner action Monday night.
The first program will offer eligible senior citizens
public agency employment. The second will use federal
funds to assist the elderly and low income people with
fuel bills. The third will augment the city’s Community
development grant to the aging program and purchase
another transportation vehicle.
The first program Is covered under Title 9 and Is
referred to as the Senior Community Service Em
ployment Improvement program. According to Mayor
J(^ Mob, the program Is "faderally funded and state
"Kings Mountain has been Blectad as the Cleveland
County representative tor the program," the mayor
said. "The total amount allocated Is 92l,(X)0. The local
share Is $2,888. The program will offer six positions.
Three tor the city of Kings Mountain, one for Shelby, one
for the Cleveland County Health Department and one for
the county mental health department."
The program will begin about September l and run for
a year under the current guidelines. It offers persons
over 68-years of age skilled In a position to work about
20-26 hours weekly. The federal funds cover the person’s
salary and fringe benefits..
The second program, which was funded under an act
signed by President Carter on May 4,1077, Is termed the
Special Crisis Intervention Program.
"President Carter allocated $200 - million tor the
program," Mayor Mob said. "North Carolina’s share Is
$4,020,000. This will be divided among the state’s 100
’Ihe bill provides the moMy to help ease tha burden on
the elderly and low Income cltlsena of energy costs for
this past winter and will pay an advance of $100 to fuel
companlB for the coming winter.
Tha program will be administered by the State
Economic Opportunity Office In Raleigh. This
organization will nils on eligibility of applicants and will
make direct payments to fuel companies on behalf of the
applicant. The mayor said the payments could be as
much as $260.
In order to protect the senior citizen In Kings Moun
tain, the commlBlonere voted to Insert the line "on
behalf of the elderly and low Income cttlzens’’ In the
body of resolution Monday night.
The mayor said he anticipates help from the county
manager’s office In compiling a list of ellsible cttlzens
to make appllcatloh. He added, however, that he end the
commlBlonere should volunteer to assist In the data
The third program offers state funds undsr Title 6,
Older Americans Act, and would offer the Kings
Mountain Aging Program $42,026 to augment the
Community Development grant which finances the
aging program here.
The mayor said the state funds will also allow tor the
purchase of another vehicle tor transporting the elderly
In cmnectlon with city programs. The extra funds will
also assist In broadening other existing programs, such
as rnsals on wheels.
Ths budget year for these funds begins October 1,