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VOL. 89 NO. 31
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA 28086 TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 1978
85 On Wheels
KMers Peddled Legs
Off For St. Jude’s
BIKE-A-THONERS COMPETE — Here are several of die riders on the
trek back from Kings Mountain National Military Park during the St. Jude
Children’s Hospital Blke-A-11ion held here Saturday. About 85 bikers en-
Photo By Tom McIntyre
tered the event to help raise funds for continued research Into cures for
childhood cancer and other deadly childhood diseases being conducted at
the Memphis-based hospital.
About 85 Kings Mountlans peddled
their legs off Saturday to finish the
21-mlle Blke-A-'Thon to benefit St.
Jude Children’s Hospital.
The competition began and ended
In the parking lot at Kings Mountain
Senior High and almost all of the
riders completed the circuit. A
couple dropped out, too exhausted to
finish, and at least one was forced to
give up due to an Injury on the trek
back to the finish point.
Robert Dodge, chairman of the
event, said the response "was tre
The bike-a-thon route took the
riders from the senior high down
Fulton Rd. to Margrace Rd., then
under the Southern Railroad under
pass and down Dixon School Rd. to
Lake Crawford. The lake was the
halfway point, where the riders took
a break and had lunch courtesy of
Hardee's, Pizza Hut and Kentucky
Fried Chicken. The ride back
brought the contestants through the
KM National Military Park emd
back up Dixon School Rd. and from
there back along the original route
to the school.
During the event four youngsters,
ages el^t to 10, rode their bikes
around the track at John Oamble
Stadium to earn their pledges for St.
Jude’s. Those young riders were
Scott Campbell, 8, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Campbell; Ashley Gossett,
9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Gossett; Brian Charles Blckley, 9,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Blckley;
and Patrick Hamrick, 10, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Larry Hamrick.
The one Injury recorded was to
Donna Witherspoon. She was
carrying a bag on the handlebars of
her bike and on the return trip from
the park, the bag became entangled
In the bike’s front wheel and Donna
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Clary, Hoyle Win First Place
Bass Tourney Gets
Toys Campaign Off
The coves around Moss Lake were
staked out Saturday by anglers after
record bass catches.
A total of 22 teams (44 men) en
tered the competition In the first
annual Kings Mountain Fire Depart
ment Toys For Tots Bass Tourna
When the welgh-ln was held at 4 p.
m. on the dock at the lake office
Dennis Clary and Gene Hoyle were
handed a check for $160 as first place
winners. The two anglers landed a
total of 43.6 pounds of bass.
When asked the secret of their
success. Clary and Hoyle ssdd they
"just hung In there. We were using
something we haven’t used before,
which could have meant the dif
ference. It was the Mr. Diamond
Custom Spinner Balt."
Second place went to Jimmy
Tolodzleckl and Arnold Ledford with
a 29.7 pound catch. They split $100.
Third prize money — $60 — went to
John end David Hardin for a 24.11
Gene Jenkins earned $26 for
landing the largest bass, a large-
mouth that weighed eight pounds,
A total of 236 pounds, nine ounces
of bass were recorded among the
fishermen. However, the total
poundage probably reached almost
409 pounds, according to Police
Chief Jackie Barrett, who handled
the wplgh-ln records. "Not all of the
participants weighed their catches,’’
the chief said. "Several of the teams
checked what had already been
weighed auid decided they could not
compete, so they took their bass and
went home to clean and cook them.”
Proceeds from the tourney and
from donations by sirea merchants,
businesses. Individuals and Indus
tries go toward kicking off the 1978
Toys For Toys campaign next
Photo By Butch Veas
LUCKY BASS FISHERMEN — Mayor John Moss congratulates Dennis Lake Saturday. Clary and Hoyle won $160 for landing 43.6 pounds of bass
Clary and Gene Hoyle for winning first place In the first annual Kings during the day-long event.
Mountain Fire Department Toirs For Tots Bass Tournament held at Moss
John Reed Wins
SMILE, OIRLB, SMILE - These lovely young ladles
rompeted In the Kings Mountain Bahe Ruth League
beauty pageant at Barnes Auditorium Saturday night.
Photo By Tom McIntyre
The "girls” are actually men In drag, but It was all In
fun and to raise money for the Babe Ruth baseballers in
Kings Mountain and area.
Kiwanis Talent Show Thursday
The Kings Mountain Klwanla Qub
Talent Show for elementary school
students will be held Thurs., Apr. 20
at Barnes Auditorium.
Georgs Hatch, chairman of the
event, said the show will begin at
7;30 p. m. Tickets are 60 cents for
children up to 12 years of age and $1
tor all over 12.
The proceeds go toward Klwanls
Oub community projects. This Is the
2lat annual show. In the past 20
years the club has pumped In excess
of $46,000 Into the community from
funds raised by the talent shows.
The competition for junior and
senior high students will be held at
7:30 p. m., Thurs., Apr. 27 at Barnes
Cleveland County Association of
Retarded Citizens will sponsor a
bake sale In Grover Saturday
morning beginning at 10 a. m.
Cakes, pies, cookies and other
baked goods will be displayed on
tables next to the postoffice In
Grover and the community la Invited
to participate In the benefit, said a
spokesman for CCARC.
John David Reed, son of Dr. and
Mrs. Nathan H. Reed of 206 Edge-
mont Dr., Kings Mountain, Is the
winner of PPG Industries Founda
tion’s fifteenth annual plant com
John attends Kings Mountain
Senior High and will enroll In the
University of North Carolina this
fall. He plans to major in premedl-
clne which will lead to a career In
the medical profession. The ex
ceptionally talented student ranks
first among 240 seniors In his
graduating class and has partici
pated In numerous extra-curricular
John has been active In the Na
tional Honor Society, school govern
ment affairs and athletic programs.
He lettered In varsity tennis and has
won the boy’s city tennis cham
pionship for the past two years. John
has served as student body secre
tary, vice-president of Mu Alpha
Theta Society and chief marshall for
John has received history medals
fk'om the Woodmen of the World Life
Insurance Society and the
Daughters of the American
Revolution. He Is active In com
munity and church affairs.
The Kings Mountain senior was
chosen by a three-member scholar
ship panel of prominent university
educators from among seven
finalists who were Interviewed for
the PPG Industries Foundation
award In February. John will
receive a four-year scholarship
valued from $260 to $1,600 yearly,
depending on his financial need as
determined by the National Merit
John Is one of two children and his
father is a Kings Mountain Op
Honorable mention awards of $26
U. S. Savings Bonds will be pre
sented to the following finalists;
Pamela A. Martin and Theresa J.
Rossi of Shelby High School; Kim
berly A. Byars, Elizabeth M.
Whlsnant, and Beverly J. Williams
at Crest High School; and David F.
Lattlmore at Bums High School.
The finalists were determined
from a group of 146 applicants on the
basis of their results on the
Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude
Test - National Merit Scholarship
Qualifying Test given In their Junior
Eligible students graduating from
designated high schools In the
Shelby area and children of em
ployes of PPG’s Shelby plant who
are graduating from hl^ schools
elsewhere, can compete for the
Foundation’s plant community