SAT scores up
The Herald Office will
be Closed Labor Day
Monday, Sept. 7th
Saying goodbye to
Library Christmas tree
See Page 10A
VOL. 104 NO. 36"
Cleveland County Red Cross has been taking dona-
tions through the mail and from walk-ins, said an
agency spokesperson Monday.
Two trucks were sitting ready to travel to Florida
with items such as toiletries, linen, first aid, non-per-
ishable food, diapers, children's clothing and bottled
water. One truck left Tuesday and another is scheduled
to leave next Tuesday, Sept. 8.
A truck bearing relief items left Southern Bell
Telephone Pioneers in Gastonia Monday for the
stricken south Florida area.
Also, the Pioneers have had several fundraisers, in-
cluding a cake sale and spaghetti dinner. The Future
Pioneers donated stuffed bears for the younger victims.
Southern Bell employees are collecting toiletries,
sheets, blankets and clothing to be sent to Florida.
It was learned that the Operator Services
Department in Homestead was hit very hard. One hun-
Anyone wishing to make donations can drop them
off at Clevemont Mills in Kings Mountain, Center
dred out of its 110 employees lost everything.
Thursday, September 3, 1992
Area companies and ministries have responded to
the call for aid for victims of Hurricane Andrew re-
Florida and Louisiana to aid the victims of Hurricane
To contribute, send donations to Kings Mountain
Baptist Association, Andrew Disaster Relief, 1175
Wyke Road, Shelby, NC 28150.
The association also has a trailer on site at Wyke
Road. The trailer will ledve on Sept. 4, 11 and 18.
The following items are needed: ready-mixed baby
formula, disposable diapers, non-perishable food, pa-
per products, blankets, towels, plastic or rubber tarps,
sun screen lotion, first-aid, manual can openers, flash-
lights with batteries, boxed matches, bottled water, toi-
letries and New Testaments.
mi RC ==
Z oO Ss eZ
bs Ww w=
0 < ¥13
Volunteer construction and clearin ox 2
requested by the Florida Baptist C z
must be self-sufficient and bring th x
camping gear, food and water. Tho
contact Charles Reed at 481-9119.
The Kings Mountain Food Lion se!
relief items on Monday. In addition
Food Lion employees in all stores dosawa 3100, 000
to the American Red Cross to help the hurricane vic-
The local Salvation Army has been funneling cash
donations to the Charlotte office, which in turn sends
Stage in the Cleveland Mall or Dover Center at
Gardner Webb College.
The Kings Mountain Baptist Association is collect-
ing contributions and say all donations go directly to
Cleveland County is making
tremendous strides in solid waste
management, says Sam Lockridge,
the county's recycling coordinator.
Keeping waste out of the land-
fills has been the goal behind the
state's solid waste mandates.
Lockridge and Karl Moss, the
city's director of public works, say
recycling is working.
Moss said he has seen a nine
percent decrease in trash volume
since recycling and Lockridge says
that that several thousand tons less
waste is getting into the landfills
thanks to the highly successful re-
By ELIZABETH STEWART
Of The Herald Staff
v Jake Dixon, 55, wears many hats
but the one he's proudest of is his
35-year career with Home Federal
Dixon is the firm's veteran em-
ployee, joining Home Building &
in Kings Mountain. He was hired
by the late A. Hunter Patterson and
saw the association move three
times in town and enjoy phenome-
nal growth in 3.1/2 decades. For
12 1/2 years he worked in the loan
department in Kings Mountain.
For 21 years he has worked at the
Bessemer City branch, seeing that
branch also move into three loca-
tions before building its present
down the floor at the Bessemer
City branch office in 1957 Jake had
Loan Association August 1, 1957
When he helped Bill Young put
Jake Dixon wears many hats but he's proudest of the one he
wears as an executive of Home Federal Savings Bank. He's the vet-
eran employee with 35 years of service.
Home Federal's Dixon
‘Jake of all trades’
no idea that he would one day
manage the business.
Dixon, son of the late Mayor and
Mrs. Kelly Dixon, learned the
building trade from his father, a
building contractor and a
- Methodist minister. After graduat-
ing from Bethware High School,
he was an electrician's helper at
L.A. Hoke Electric Company and
got interested in the savings and
loan industry through his associa-
tion with A. Hunter Patterson at
Central United Methodist Church.
When the Dixon family moved
from Cherryville Road to-Sims
Street, Jake joined Central United
Methodist Church as a young man
and has sung in the choir 40 years.
He has also served on the adminis-
trative board and is currently chair-
man of the trustee board.
See Dixon, 2-A
Dixon was a "Jake of all trades"
sewer lines around Kings
Mountain Business Park would
open a significant area for industri-
al development and city fathers
want the county to chip in
$94,000 to fund lines on the
Cleveland County side.
City Manager George Wood is
on the agenda for the September
meeting of the county board of
commissioners to present the pro-
posal which got unanimous ap-
proval of the Cleveland County
Economic Developmen t
Grading at the site of the new
Bridgestone/Firestone Plant at
Maynard Snow, 72, of 3600
Margrace Road, died quietly just as
A Lieutenant Colonel in the US-
AF and corporate pilot, he retired
to Kings Mountain a number of
years ago. When asked by a
Herald reporter about being the
subject of a feature story and
retelling his service career, he de-
clined, saying that he wanted to
open a frame shop at his residence
and enjoy himself. Friends visiting
his shop found the welcome mat
Snow died in his sleep August
31, 1992 at home.
Owner of A. B. Snow Frame
A complete loo of waite and ot?
Items may be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 4.p.m.
Monday through Friday.
County makes big strides
In solid waste management
During the period July 1991
through July 1992, the county re-
cycled 1,125.74 tons of mixed met-
al, glass and recyclables.
The county opened its seventh
manned site at Belwood Tuesday
and an eighth--to be installed in the
Oak Grove section--is in the
"We're changing our image and
citizen participation in recycling
programs has risen dramatically,”
Moss. reminds local residents
that the city will pick up limbs
See Trash, 3-A-
Kings Mountain Business, Parkiis
ixpected to start, September 11.
The city is shooting for a May
1993 date for installation of water
and sewer lines. Firestone is
shooting for a June or July 1993
In the meantime, Wood said that
he hopes Cleveland County will
agree to pick up the line at the
Cleveland County/Gaston line and
loop it back to the city's existing 12
inch line near Highway 161. A $1
million grant from Gaston County
will be used by the city to construct
water and sewer lines to the park
connecting with Kings Mountain's
existing line on Canterbury Road.
Shop, he framed many of the beau-
tiful paintings that his artist wife
showed and helped her organize
the Southern Arts Society in town
which has given scholarships to
numerous deserving students. An
active member of First
Presbyterian Church, he was a
member of the board of directors
of Covenant Village in Gastonia,
and was a veteran of both World
War II and the Korean Conflict.
A native of Kernersville, he was
the son of the late E. E. and Sarah
Surviving are his wife, Alice
Betty Mauney Snow; two sons,
Dick Snow of Efland and Jerre
the funds to headquarters in Tampa, Fla. Funds also go
to Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, as well.
Midpines recycling site attendant Marshall Wells, left, gives Gary
White a hand with aluminum cans Wells wants to recycle.
water-sewer request to county
A 12-inch ling running down
aid Road will bore under!
the interstate highway and proceed
along the frontage road down to
the Cleveland County line in
Gaston County, Wood explained.
He said he hopes the frontage road
along I-85 will eventually be ex-
tended all the way from Highway
161 to Canterbury Road. Firestone
will be located entirely in Gaston
“Both counties have policies that
when we get an industrial prospect
they will run the water and sewer
lines," Wood said. "They look at
the tax revenue they are going to
get as paying them back for that in-
Maynard Snow, 72, dies in sleep
‘Snow of Kings Mountain; one
daughter, Linda Snow Hofacker of
Lexington, KY; one brother, Aaron
Snow of Kernersville; three sisters,
Edna Tilley and Wylma Snow, both
of Kernersville, and Vida
Crutchfield of Harmony; his moth-
er-in-law Mrs. Paul Mauney of
Covenant Village, Gastonia, and
The memorial service was con-
ducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at
First Presbyterian Church by his
pastor, Dr. Eric Faust.
Memorials may be made to the
disaster relief fund of First
Presbyterian Church, 111 E. Kin £
St., Kings Mountain, 28086.
Homes on Second Street
get facelift through CDBG
"No strings attached," is what
Gary Wilson, project director, and
Bart Carroll, project coordinator,
are enthusiastically telling 22 resi-
dents of Second Street Extension
whose homes will be rehabilitated
under a community development
block grant funds of $84,888 and
matching city funds.
"It's hard to believe," says Ruth
Mae Cook, whose home will re-
ceive major repairs and the street
in front of her house will be
paved. "I'm excited,” she said as
she sat in her porch swing and
watched a television quiz game.
The home of John and Ruth
Guiton at 1270 Second Street
Extension was one of the first
The two homes were among
those identified by Benchmark Inc.
of Kannapolis, which wrote the ap-
plication and applied for the city.
for funds for the Second Street re-
vitalization project which will also
pave two streets north of Benfield
Drive, rehabilitate sub-standard
housing, provide weatherization,
and run water and sewer lines.
Under the plan up to $7500 per
unit can be used for roofs, siding,
storm windows, and door repairs
for low income families.
Low to moderate income fami-
lies are eligible for full assistance,
explained city planner Gene White,
who said that 16 of the units are
frame built and five are mobile
home units. Good news for the
owners in the low to moderate in-
come category is that they won't
have to contribute to the cost of the
rehabilitation. Above low and
moderate income owners must
secure an owner participation loan
from a private bank but there are
See CDBG, 2-A
Community Planner Gene White, Bart Carroll, project coordinator and Gary Wilson, project director,
stand on the front porch of the home of John and Ruth Guiton at 1270 Second Street Extension. The home
was recently winterized from Community Block Grants to be used in that area of the city to rehabilitate
Although tax revenues trom the
park will go ‘to Cleveland and
Gaston counties, all industries that
locate there will be utility cus-
tomers of the City of Kings
In a related matter, city council
will meet in a special session
Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall
to select an option for payment for
the relocation of a portion of the 6
inch natural gas line along the I-85
frontage road between NC 161 and
Canterbury Road to
Kings Mountain United Fund
wifl kick off the 1993 campaign for
$121,500 at a noon luncheon
Wednesday at Holiday Inn.
President Patrick Carter and
campaign chairman Maude Norris
said that representatives from 16:
agencies and drive leaders will be:
present to map the strategy for the
solicitation effort to be conducted
by volunteers over the next several
The goal is up $750 from the
1992 campaign, goal which sur-
passed its quota.
Funded agencies are American
Red Cross, $19,000; Kings
Mountain Ministerial Association,
$14,500; Girl Scouts,$4,500; Boy
Scouts, $4,500; North Carolina
United Way, $4,000; Kings
See United Fund, 2-A