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VOL. 101 NO. 11
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1989 ;
City Council Tuesday night called for a public hear-
ing March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall on Spectrum
Dyed Yarn's request for satellite annexation.
~The top user of city water is outside-customer
Spectrum which uses 1.6 million-gallons per day and
will see an increase of $34,000 per month from last
year's current usage which ran $44,000 per month.
Officials of Spectrum have said "it will be no April
‘assembly of Kings Mountain Senior High students at
arnes Auditorium next Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. and
present a flag to the study body which has flown over
€ nation's capitol.
KMSHS Principal Jackie Lavender said the students
e excited about the visit of Senator Sanford who will
come to Kings Mountain from Cleveland Community
College where he is to address a Citizen's Conference
open to the public at 9:45 a.m.
Sanford will be visiting Cleveland County for the
first time since his election to the U. S. Senate in 1986.
The former governor and former president of Duke
~ University will begin the day at a dutch treat breakfast
vith Cleveland County Democrats at 7:30 a.m. at
Shelby's Holiday Inn. The breakfast is open to the
general public. At 8:45 a.m. Senator Sanford is sched-
led to be at the Cleveland County Chamber of
ommerce in uptown Shelby for a meeting with sup-
tiers of a federal office building in the Shelby up-
ence to be held at 9:45 a.m.
leveland Community College
7 South Post Road, Shelby, to discuss
mportant issues facing Cleveland County,
of North Carolina and the nation and the
s providing space for the meeting at the
In a notice mailed to local constituents this week
Sanford wrote: "As your representative in the U. S.
Senate, the most important aspect of my job is keeping
in touch with those who elected me. It is my top priori-
ty that your needs and concerns receive full representa-
tion. I invite you to join me in this Citizen's
Conference to discuss some of the important issues
facing Cleveland County, North Carolina and the na-
tion. I encourage your questions and comments regard-
ing the economy, crime control, international relations
and other topics."
Senator Sanford served as Governor of North
Carolina from 1961-65 and as N. C. State Senator
from 1953-55. He served as President of Duke
University 1968-85. He was elected to the U. S. Senate
in 1986 to fill the unexpired term of Senator John East
and elected to a full term on the same date. He estab-
lished the first State Arts Council; Comprehensive
Public School Improvement; created the Atomic
Energy Safety Commission; led in reforming the N.C.
Court System; created the N.C. Good Neighbor
Council and established the first Commission on the
Status of Women. He was recipient of the Purple
Heart, the Bronze Star, five Battle Stars, the Combat
nfantryman Badge and the Presidential Unit Citation
e serving in the U. S. Army as a First Lieutenant
the Parachute Infantry in 1942-46.
enator Sanford, 71, is a native of Laurinburg and
an attorney from 1965-86. He was President
eritus of Duke University in 1986. He was educat-
at Presbyterian Junior College, the University of
Annexation Hearing Called By Council
United Stas Senator Tory Sanford will allies; an
Fool's joke when Spectrum gets its bill April 1" when
all customers of the city will see a rake hike in water
The increases average 45 percent for water and 115
percent for sewer service. The new rates are highest
for industries located outside the city limits.
Officials of Spectrum have said they see annexation
See Spectrum, Page 8-A
Kings Mountain natural gas customers got good
news from city officials today who said that gas rates
will decrease, effective April 1.
City Manager George Wood said preliminary fig-
ures will be presented by Heath & Associates, the
city's gas consultants, at Tuesday night's meeting of
the city utilities committee at the second floor confer-
ence room at City Hall.
The decrease in gas costs will affect all gas cus-
tomers of the city, said Wood, who said the city is able
to give gas customers a break because it is competitive
on interruptible gas, selling more volume and then
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP TO ORGANIZE-Dr. Eric Faust, left, pastor of First Pradhyieiion € Church,
ot ight at F £
Group 1 To Form At KM Church
A "I Can Cope" group of Kings Mountain cancer
patients headed by Fred Dixon have decided to orga-
nize for mutual support and sharing of information
helpful for coping with cancer.
The first meeting will be held Tuesday night at 7
p.m. in the Recreation Building at First Presbyterian
Church. Cancer patients and their families are invited
Dixon, assisted by his pastor, Dr. Eric Faust, minis-
ter at First Presbyterian Church, took the initiative to
organize the group which is. sponsored by the
Cleveland County Chapter of the American Cancer
- Society and is the first such group in Kings Mountain.
A cancer group was organized in January in Gastonia.
"When I was going to Charlotte Memorial Hospital
for cancer treatments I kept seeing signs "I Can Cope"
but I never saw any of the signs at any of our area hos-
pitals," said Fred Dixon, who underwent surgery in
July 1987 for removal of his left lung. After cancer
was discovered in his pelvic bone Dixon underwent ra-
diation and chemotherapy and said he found like most
cancer patients that it's very difficult'to cope with the
‘trauma, the hospital "and everything that happens to ’
us." For those reasons, Dixon felt a self-help and sup-
port group would be helpful to cancer patients and
their families and one closer than driving the 30 miles
to Charlotte would be a real blessing to cancer patients
in the Cleveland-Gaston areas.
Faust said Dixon talked with him about organizing
a self-help group at First Presbyterian Church and
District Cancer Society Executive Carol Church . Both
were enthusiastic about his plans. "This is a wonderful
opportunity for cancer patients to help other people
cope with the crises of cancer and to receive needed
support for themselves," said Mrs. Church.
The Cancer Society will provide transportation to
First Presbyterian Church by calling 482-1566.
A Kings Mountain native, Dixon is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred A. Dixon and is married to the former
| and Fred Dixon have organized the community’ Ss first! " I Can Cope" cancer T Support group which will
Linda Cook. They are parents of two children, Paula,
14, and Leg, 4, and reside on Roxford Road. Dixon re-
tired from Kings Mountain High School Dec. 14, 1988
after being with the school system seven and one half
years, six years as teacher of Principles of Technology
at Kings Mountain Senior High School where he also
formerly taught drafting. Before joining the KM
Schools System he was a plant engineer for Cochran
and Alma Desk Company in High Point. Dixon still
enjoys a shop at his home where he says he "likes to
piddle with tools and the trade he taught in high
school." The family is active in First Presbyterian
Dr. Faust said Tuesday's meeting will be an organi-
zational meeting and is designed, not only to help
those who are cancer patients, but those people who
are just finding out they have cancer and need some
extra encouragement and strength before they begin
treatment. The group will meet twice a month. Dixon
says the second meeting will be a time for exchanging
and sharing among the patients themselves and their
families. Faust and Dixon said meeting twice a month
will build continuity and a closer bond because a can-
cer patient's condition may change drastically in 30
days. "There were so many questions that I had when I
learned I needed surgery and I'm sure my story would
be no different from most cancer patients", Dixon said.
Dixon hopes the "I Can Cope" group will attract a
large crowd to the Recreation Building, located in the
brick building off the parking lot at First Presbyterian
Church on East King Street. As the meetings progress,
Dixon said that the group may be divided in order of
need with breast cancer patients in one group, lung
cancer patients in another group, etc. Free materials
will be available from the American Cancer Society.
For more information about the new "I Can Cope"
self-help and support group call Carol Church, 482-
I Dr. Eric Faust, 739-8072, or Fred Dixon, 739-
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. cof
making up the difference to match the m
a positive move for the city" ,said Wood w
Heath is also looking at an overall expar
gas system in addition to completing a rate
Wood said the city has nine industrial|
gas customers who have option to switch
source of fuel and some switch to fuel ¢
gas costs escalate.
The Kings Mountain Utility Committe
Councilman Al Moretz will look at revisil
tial draft of an upgraded utility policy on ‘luesaay.
See Drainage, 8-A
KM Hall Of Fame
Banquet April 10
By GARY STEWART _
It'll be "Mountaineer Night" at Kings Mountain's
second annual Chamber of Commerce Sports Hall of
Fame banquet on Monday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at the
The KMHS championship football team of 1964
will be inducted along with three former athletes who
played for a "Mountaineer" team. They are Pat
Murphy, who quarterbacked for the KMHS and
Appalachian State Mountaineers; Jim Dickey, who
was a tough offensive lineman at KMHS in the late
30's and early 40's; and Marjorie Crisp of Grover, who
played several sports at Appalachian State and later
served as an outstanding coach and head of the wom-
en's physical education department at Wake Forest.
Mack Brown, head football coach at the University
of North Carolina, will be the guest speaker.
Also, this year, the Chamber Hall of Fame
Committee will begin its Special Achievement Award-
-an honor which will be given each year to an individ-
ual or team for its accomplishments during the past
athletic year. This year's winner will be the 1988
KMHS girls tennis team, which won its first-ever
Southwestern 3-A Conference championship and be-
came the first SWC team to ever Jofont i porentiial
champion Shelby. WW :
col ege career was split due to World War II. He
played for the Indians in 1941 and 1942 and returned
in 1946 and 1947
During his years in the |
service, he played|
Marine football with
many professional and
major college stars.
Crisp played several
sports at Appalachian
and was a member of
the ASU women's bas- §
ketball team which
was ranked as the best
in the southeast. She
was also the college
tennis champion for [*
two years and partici- |
pated in volleyball,
track and hockey.
She coached at sev-
eral colleges and uni-
versities. Her women's basketball team at Gardner-
Webb lost only one game in six years. She coached
men's basketball at Louisburg College and was wom-
en's golf coach and athletic director at Wake Forest.
She was the first woman inducted into the
Appalachian State Hall of Fame and the Marge Crisp
Invitational Golf Tournament is named in her honor.
Murphy quarterbacked the 1963 and 1964
Mountaineers to a combined 19-1-1 record. They
shared the 1963 conference title with Shelby and won
the 1964 title outright. He holds all of the single sea-
son and career passing records at KMHS.
He was starting quarterback at Appalachian from
1965-68 and also holds most of ASU's passing marks.
He threw 46 career touchdown passes at ASU.
Murphy is also a member of the ASU Hall of Fame.
Bill Bates, who was head coach of the 1964 champi-
onship Mountaineers, will introduce members of that
team and induct the team and Murphy into the Hall of
Fame. Other members of the coaching staff, who have
been invited to sit at. the head table, were Don Parker,
Community Leaders Discuss Plans
Bill Cashion and Bob Hussey.
See Hall, Rage 8-A
Long-range community planning by city and school
officials led by the Chamber of Commerce was kicked
off Wednesday morning at a joint breakfast by four
boards at Holiday Inn.
Kings Mountain City Council Tuesday night en-
dorsed its participation in a joint committee to study
the city's growth.
Wednesday ( this morning) leaders representing the
City of Kings Mountain, Kings Mountain Board of
Education, Kings Mountain Chamber of Commerce
and Kings Mountain Board of Realtors met for break-
fast for the first of quarterly meetings to be held to de-
velope long-range plans for community growth.
"We are really just laying the groundwork," said
Chamber of Commerce President Bobby Maner who
opened the meeting and welcomed the 32 business
Plans are for a 10-member committee to lead the ef-
fort: which could result in establishing an Economic
Development Commission in Kings Mountain.
Currently, the Chamber's Economic Development
Committee is headed by former mayor John Moss.
Chamber Secretary Lucille Williams said that the
Chamber has been given information at several meet-
ings on how a Commission could be formed with a
paid staff. City Manager Wood and Gene White, the
city's planning and community devleopment director,
have also been meeting with Chamber officials and
others for early work on the project.
Speakers at Wednesday's meeting agreed that work-
ing together in a cooperative effort would bring results
and Mayor Kyle Smith praised the Chamber, the City,
the Board of Realtors and Board of Education for or-
ganizing to plan the city's future.
Supt. Bob McRae said he appreciated the endorse-
See Leaders, usin 8-A
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Size: 2" -24"
Type: Cast Iron, PVC, Steel
4 Million Gallon in Two Tanks
Size: 500 H.P. - 5 H.P.
Population Served: 11,000+
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