20' VOLUME 94, NUMBER 59 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1991 KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA .i: UF WORKERS—Pictured abov* arc division directors and workers ior the 1992 Kings Mountain United Way Campaign. Left to right, Mark Wilson, lohn McGill, Russell Green, I.C. Bridges. Ron Bagwell, Alex McCallum, Rev. Tom Patterson, Lavon Strickland, lohn Cheshire, Joyce Wyte, Rev. Clyde Bearden and Becky Seism. . UF Goal $62,150 Kings Mountain United Fund will kickoff a $62,150 fund drive next week. Division directors and workers met last week with Rev. Clyde Bearden, campaign chairman, ^ and learned of their division goals. The kickoff luncheon will be held Mon., Sept. 14, at the Holi day Inn. Weekly report meetings will be held each following Mon day at Hank’s Chicken and Steak Ranch, and the victory Cancer Goal • Tops $40,000 The Cleveland County unit of the American Cancer Society completed its annual fund drive Monday and reported donations of $40,347. The goal was $40,000. The annual Awards Dinner will be held Tues., Sept. 29 at A 6:30 p.m. at Hank’s Bar H ^ Chicken and Steak Ranch in Kings Mountain. Hank’s is formerly Cattletown U.S.A. Lou Sabettie Sr. served as campaign chairman for the Kings Mountain area and was assisted with the residential drive by Diane Dellinger. “We owe a lot of thanks to the people of Kings Mountain, and A especially Lou Sabettie, for cx- ^ ceeding the goal,” said Kay Holshouser of the Cancer Socie ty office in Shelby. “I’ve never seen anyone as dedicated as Lou.” The Cleveland Coundy Unit will begin organizing for next year’s drive in the near future. Larry Hagman, who stars as J.R. on the television soap “Dallas”, % will be the national chairman for the Great American Smokeout campaign and will spionsor a radio contest on “How to Quit Smoking,” which will be carried over WKMT. The person writing the best essay on how to quit smoking will win a three- day trip to Hollywood and will have dinner with J.R. ^ Commissioners OK Resolution Kings Mountain City Com missioners, in a speciaJ called meeting Friday at noon at the Governmental Services Facilities Center, passed a resolution authorizing Mayor John Henry Moss to ask the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency to set V aside $3 million to assist city residents in mortgaging of new homes. Moss said $30 million has been set aside for the program, which is aimed at helping young couples purchase their first home. Loans would be secured through conventional lending agencies. Moss said. ^ Subscription Drive Over The Kings Mountain Herald’s “Free for AH" subscription drive officially ended August 31. All persons who participated are urged to turn their sul^rip- tions and money in immediately ^ at our offices on East King " Street. dinner will be held at 7 p.m. Mon., Oct. 26 at the Holiday Inn. Jack Callahan, Station Manager of WSOC Television in Charlotte, will be the guest speaker. Kings Mountain has surpass ed its goal for many years in a row, and campaign workers are confident this year will be no ex ception. The goal is almost $9,000 more than the 1981 goal of $53,500. The drive last year net ted $57,805.81. Mark Wilson is serving as President of this year’s cam paign. Joyce Wyte is secretary and Dr. Terry Sellers is publicity chairman. Division chairmen include Becky Seism, Advanced Gifts and Correspondence: Connie Putnam, City of Kings Moun tain; John Cheshire and J.C. Bridges, Commercial; Ron Bagwell, Kings Mountain Hospital; Lavon Strickland, In dustrial; Rev. Tom Patterson, Ministerial; Quay Moss, Postal Services; John L. McGill, Profes sional; and BiU Davis, Schools. Five of the nine divisions met or surpassed their goals last year. Division goals for the 1982 campaign include Advanced Gifts and Correspondence, $3,000; City of Kings Mountain, $2,000; Commercial, $6,500; Hospital, $2,500; Industrial, $41,000; Ministerial, $1,000; Postal Services, $150; Profes sional, $3,000; and Schools, $3,000. i . NEW GAS LINE - Work on the new $222,000 gas transmission line for the city of Kings Mountain is underway. This section of pipe Photo by Gary Stewart was being laid last week near 1-85 and York Road. Over 2,200 Students Ride KM School Buses By LARRY ALLEN Asst. Superintendant On any given day, approx imately 2200 students will rise before daybreak and prepare for their trip to school. This trip will be taken aboard a North Carolina public school bus. Kings Mountain operates 38 school buses as approximately 50% of the students enrollment depends on the bus as a primary means of transpiortation. These buses begin their morning trip around the district by 7KX) o’clock each day and usually complete their routes and are at school by 8:15 a.m. Kings Mountain Schools is one of only a few school districts that operate three separate bus fleets within the district. Many school systems utilize the double fleet concept but few find it necessary or feasible to have three. The nature of the school system organization in Kings Mountain lends itself to greater efficiency in operation by using three fleets. All students in grades K-5 are served by one fleet of 10 buses, students in grades 6-7 are served by a fleet of 10 buses, and those students in grades 8-12 are served by a fleet of 12 buses. On any given day, a total of 1,579 miles will be logged by these 38 buses in providing a very beneficial service to the students and parents of our school district. During the school year 1980-81, a total of 232,519 miles are logged as only two minor bump ups were reported for the entire school year. Of these two, only one was the fault of the driver. Neither accident caused extensive property damage and no personal injury. We are proud of the driving and operational record of years past. Kings Mountain drivers have for years displayed a very dedicated attitude and extreme sense of pride about their jobs. The Kings Mountain District Schools transportation program operates as an extension of the total Cleveland County School Transportation Department. This may appear to be a little unusual in view of the fact that Kings Mountain Schools operate independently of both Shelby and Cleveland County. In ex amining the rationale for this ar rangement, one must focus on the total picture of transporta tion county wide. Under the direction of Dave Hinson, 193 buses roll each day throughout Cleveland County as 1,505,924 miles are driven an nually to all schools and com munities throughout the Coun ty. This central operation is directed from one large bus garage and operations center located behind the Cleveland County fair ground. The magnitude and expensive nature of this program lends itself to a shared services concept as each of the three school systems in Cleveland County share the services of the bus garage. Kings Mountain Schools view riding the school bus as a privilege, not a right, in which any eligible student might par ticipate. This concept has guided school administrators as policies and regulations have been developed that will allow sup port for the driver and safe com fortable conditions for the ma jority of students. From time to time, students cause disturbances on the buses that result in either the bus being involved in an accident or disciplinary action taken against (Turn To Pag* 10-A) Orr Files For Board Friday noon is the deadline for filing the October 6 election of three comissioners for the Ci ty of Kings Mountain, and Mon day is the last day for persons to register for the election. William Orr of 507 North Watterson Street was the only person to file for office during the past week. He is seeking the District Five seat, currently held by Bill Grissom. ROSS FILES Johnny A. Ross filed late Wednesday ior the District Five seat on the Kings Moun tain Boord of Commissioners. He will be running against William Orr and Curt Gaff ney ior the seat currently held by Commissioner Bill Grissom. No other details were available at press time. Other seats up for grabs are the District Two and District Six seats, currently held by Humes Houston and Jim Dickey, respec tively. Houston thus far is unop- Registration Set Saturday A special day of registration of voters for the October 6 Kings Mountain Board of Commis sioners election will be held Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Governmental Ser vices Facilities Center (new city hall). Any persons who are not registered to vote may do so in the lobby of the GSFC. Mayor John Moss said pur pose of the special registration is to “give everyone, and especially new citizens, an opportunity to register at a centralized location.” Persons intending to vote in the October 6 election must be registered no later than 5 p.m. Monday. WILLIAM ORR posed. Dickey faces a challenge from Jan Deaton and Johnnie Caldwell. Orr said he seeks the District Five seat “because of my con cern for the City of Kings Moun tain. Much progress has been made but there are still issues we must face, such as unpaved streets, many streets in need of resurfacing and a recreation pro gram that will involve our senior citizens.” Orr said he will face every issue ‘in the interest of the citizens of Kings Mountain. I am not obligated to anyone,” he said. “1 will vote my conviction on what I believe is right.” Orr is married to the former Mae Sue Boyce and is the father of one son, Larry Louis Orr, a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve and an IBM employee. Orr graduated from Davidson High School and served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. He has served on the N.C. Department of Public Instruc tion Advisory Committee and is now serving his third term as commissioner on the Kings Mountain Housing Authority. He is a trustee of Kings Moun- (Turn To Page 4-A) Funeral Services Held For Jacob G. Hord, 78 Funeral services for Jacob G. Hord, 78, of Shelby Road, Kings Mountain, were conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at Kings Mountain Baptist Church by the Rev. J.C. Goare. Burial was in Mountain Rest Cemetery. Hord, a retired groceryinan, died Thursday at Kings Moun tain Hospital. He was a Cleveland County native and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Hord. He was a deacon and charter member of Kings Mountain Bap tist Church. He was a member of the first Kings Mountain High School football team in 1921. Surviving are his wife, Edna Ware Hord; three sons. Bill Hord of Shelby, Jacob Hord Jr. of Gastonia, and Ronnie Hord of Altoona, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Dorus L. (Maxine) Bennett of Kings Mountain; three brothers, William Hord of Bessemer City, Kiser Hord of Hyattsville, Md., and Horace Hord of Kings Mountain; four sisters, Mrs. Banks (Elizabeth) Wallace of Goldsboro, Mrs. Bunn (Martha) Goforth, Mrs. Frances Petty and Mrs. James E. J.G. HORD (Dorothy) White, all of Kings Mountain; and 10 grand children. Active pall bearers were Alex Owens, Odell Benton, J.C. Bridges, Willie Williams, Thomas Tate and Eugene Roberts. Honorary pallbearers were Nevette Hughes, Lee Yarbro, Jack White, Floyd Buchanan and Yates Jones. Memorials may be sent to Kings Mountain ^ptist Church. Herald Grid Contest Appears On Page 12 The Kings Mountain Herald’s annual football contest begins this week, giving are guessperts a chance to win $75 a week during the next 10 weeks. The contest appears on page 12-A of today’s paper and includes 20 high school, college and pro games to be played this weekend. The person predicting the most winners will pocket the prize money, which is the largest football contest purse offered by any paper in the Carolinas. Contestants are reminded to carefully read the rules. We must have your entry in our hands by 5 p.m. Friday. You may bring them by our office at the intersection of East King and Canterbury Road, or mail them to Football Contest, P.O. Hox 752, Kings Mountain, N.C. 28086.