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The Kings Mountain Herald
A weekly newspaper devoted to the promotion of the general welfare and published
for the enlightenment, entertainment and benefit of the citizens of Kings Mountain
and Its vlclty, published every Thursday by the Herald Publishing House.
Entered as second class matter at the post ??floe at Kings Mountain, N. C., under Aft
of Congress of March a, 1873
EDITOB1AL DEPARTMENT . ..
Martin Harmon ...... Editor-Publisher
Charles T. Carpenter, Jr.. . ......... i... . Sports, Circulation, News
? Mrs. P. D. Herndon >v Society
Mrs. Dot Hamm Advertising, News
Eugene Matthews Horace Walker George W. Gaynoc Ivan Weaver*
- . ' Charles Miller Paul Jackson
('--Member of Armed Forces)
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TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE
They that observe lying canities forsake their own mercy. Jonah 2:8.
Blood is an increasingly needed com
modity in the business of returning the
ill to health and in saving lives.
It is increasingly needed for two prin
cipal reasons: 1) there are more people;
2) blood is used as treatment in an in
creasing number of diseases.
There are other reasons, too, particu
larly the need for blood of the wounded
fighting men in Korea, which has added
to the necessary total.
On Friday, the Red Cross Bloodmobile
returns here for its first 1952 visit.
Though Kings Mountain area contribu
tions of this life-saving commodity have
been considerable and, in total, compar
able with collections in other cities, the
community has never reached its goal
in the matter Of blood-giving.
The goal of Friday's collection is 150
pints, not a great amount for a communi
ty of 10, (XX) plus souls. Since about half
the potential donors are rejected for one
physical reason or another, i; means
that some 275 to 3<X) donors are needed
to meet the 150pint quota.
The process is painless and leaves no
Kings Mountain should resolve to meet
its blood collection quotas in 1952.
Reports- throughout the eastern sea
board states -of citizens being victimized
by peddlers of sweaters, which turned
out- to be quite dangerous to' wear, in
spite of their quality look and low price,
remind again of P. T. Barnum's dictum.
The eircusman said a sucker's born
Some of the. sweaters turned up in
Kings Mountain,: meaning that some
Kings 'Mountain -citizens were mesmeriz
ed by an unscrupulous salesman's
smooth tongue and hypnotized by the
chance at a "bargain". No . thought, of
course, was given to the chance of in
forior quality, riot to mention the find;
ing thai the sweaters burn, in a fraction
of a second and could become a funeral
.-The .sweater Incidents provide a les
son- that many; people never seem to
learn. ? ?
That lesson is to buy merchandise
?from' reliable firms which hot .only buy
reputable merchandise. but which are at
. home and "hitched down", a' guarantee
in. itself that they wilt hack their pro
ducts. They must, or they will not be
"hitched down'" very. long.'
A good rule ton; all citizens is to buy
from his neighboring merchant. The lo
eal merchant, has the goods, he'll back ..
them to the full for as advertised satis
faction. and he'll give more real bar
-gains in the course of a \e.\r than all the
glib salesman can muster in a decade.
Its another lesson in the object of
trading at home advantages. .
Boy Scout Week
Annual Boy Scout Week will be ob
served here, and throughout the nation,
beginning next week, apd one of the
features is the annual banquet" of Kings
Mountain I >ist riot Bov Scoots.
It is one- annual attraction that re
quires little drum heating to obtain at
tendance, for the crowd is usually Re
This fact is n tribute to both tbe Boy
Scout iiioMMiienl and to tt-.e support it is
aceordev. in Kings Mountain, long a
strong Scouting community. It Is a tri
( bute .to both the character building Boy
Scout program and to the many men of
the community who give freely of their
time and energy in the various capaci
ties of scoutmaster, troop committee
men, district officials, etc.
Our best bow to Ollie Harris, chair
man of the legislative committee of the
county's Allied Church League. .
The New Budget
Did some enterprising fellow figure
that it would take one person several
years to count the total money involved
in President Truman's proposed 1952-53
Didn't another figure that the pro
posal calls for expenditure of $555 every
man, woman, and child in this nation?
Congress, and the public, immediately
wailed "too much money-', and they
Under the subject of "Tax Matters", in
today's Herald guest editor column, a
neighboring editor notes that Congress,
finally, is the outfit that appropriates "
the money and sets the tax rates, and
that editor is more inclined to criticize
Congress than he is the President, who,
at least, has previously (this time par
tially) strongly endorsed as pay-a??-we
Looking over the record of the past
few years, one is inclined to believe that
the cry by Congress of "too much
money" takes the form of rrnrndiip
tears, a part of an act to fool TtYtT public.
At least, a majority of Congress has
managed, in the past two seasons, to ap
propiate more money than even the
President suggested, which is hardly in
line with. the wails which greet the an
nual budget message.
With costs high, the armed forces
wanting and getting 60 cents or more of
every tax dollar, and another seven
cents going for interest on the mounting
national debt, there seems . little hope
that tax rates will ever be cut apprecia
bly. The hope, therefore, lies in cutting
spending. Many an individual has be
come well fixed financially because, he
simply, didn't spend. It appears this is
the- only avenue whereby the federal
government may get its income and
outgo into balance and dent, if slightly,
the national debt. Another method is a
tightening up of outgo, to prevent waste.
Few people hold this method possible in
practice. ? The services are riding high
and have never been known to practice
economy, except when meagre appro
priations forced economy. Other
branches of government don't practice
economy either, except where appro
priations force it.
The one key to the situation is in the .
appropriations of the Congress. Indivi
dual citizens should use their influence
in encouraging their Congressmen to
cut appropriations, in an action similar
to that of a merchant who is confronted
with an overload of seasonable mer
chandise. He pulls out the ax and cuts
the price. ?
Cutting appropriations is. the only
sure method of cutting the Cost of gov
It is not good news that Number 4
Township is lagging on its March of
Dimes quota, Evidence of the good Work
of the Cleveland County Chapter, Na
tional Foundation for Infantile Paraly
sis, is available under everyone's nose.
And who knows when another epidemic
of this dread dis'ease will strike again?
The funds are. needed to repair those
maimed by polio and to conduct re
search for improved methods of treat
ment and prevention. If you haven't
given, send or deliver your contribution
to Chairman Jack White.
A hearty best bow to Paul W. Hullan
der> Kings Mountain native,, who has mi
grated to Chester, S. C., and, by his ac
tions, brought honor to his native com
munity, his family, and himself. Mr. Hul
lander was chosen as Chester's "Young
Man of the Year" for 1951, which is a
considerable honor. He has prospered in
business and yet has found time to make
important contributions to Chester's ci
vic and spiritual upbuilding.
YEARS AGO items of newt about Kiag* Mountain area people and erects
THIS WEEK taken from the 1942 file* ol the King* Mountain Herald.
Of much interest to the cit -
Cleveland County is the opening
of Optometric offices by Dr Mike
Work on the Kings Mountain
School Stadium is progressing
even faster than had been ex
pected according to City Man
ager H. L. Burdetie.
Swial and Pcrsondl
Members of the daughters of
Wesley Bible Class were enter
tained at the home of Mrs. Percy
XHUing Friday night with Miss
mkw ? v '
Marie Lineberger and Mrs*. Char,
les Diliing and Mrs. Percy Dilling
Mrs. Francis Welch, Jr. nee
[Miss Nina Putnam recently
married in New York City spent
the weekend with her parents,
jMr. and Mrs. A. B. Putnam.
James Ratterree. son of Mr.
and Mrs. Bright Ratterree has
been accepted as an aviation
Cadet In the U. S* Air Corps
Charles Alexander and a
schrtolmate from Ashe-ville spent
the weekend at the home of the
former's parents, Mr. and Mrs.;
L. L. Alexander.
Miss Virginia Logan who Is
teaching at Lake Lure spent the
weekend with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Logan.
Mrs. W. C. Caveny of Indian
Town. Florida has been a gu*>ts
of Mrs. R. C. Gold and Mrs D.
Mike Milan spent the week
end at his home in Clinton, S. C
By Martin Harmon
Ingredient*: bit ? of new*,
wisdom, humor, and comment.
Direction*: Take tbeekly, if
P oeefble, but avoid
Foods and Friends
The title of today's piece 'plus
speeches could well sum up the
1952 Press Institute of the
- North Carolina Press Associa
tion, held at Chapel Hill and
Durham during the past week
end, and the 19th such gather
ing of men and women who put
out North Carolina's some sev
/ ... Y- ?
Though the featured speak
ers were new models, the gen
eral format of the institute was
ai always, and it brought the
remark from the presiding gen
tlemen at both the Carolina
Luncheon and Duke Dinner,
that the regular arrangements
were sufficiently popular as to
defy change. J. Poster Barnes,
for instance, director-, of the
Duke triple quartet, presented
his current model of the dozen
men's voices for the 19th time.
It was one of the more enjoya
ble parts of the two-day pro
gram, as always, and makes me
wonder if some of the local
Methodists couldn't get Mr.
Barnes to make a tour and
bring his young men here for a
When I first glanced at the
schedule of events It seemed
clogged with the pulpit boys,
sometimes (ahem) not too good
a recommendation for a secu
lar program. But ft didn't turn
" out that way at all. Dr. Edwin
McNeill Potcat, prominent Ra-.
ieigh pastor of Pullen Memor
ial Baptist church, and Dr. Ed
mund Perry, youngish Duke di
vinity school professor, delight
ed their audiences with rapid
fire, witty philosophy which
carried excellent advice, yet
I kept the press folk oblivious to
the sometime painful business
_of collecting callouses aft. The
last-mentioned Is something of a
corollary of two-hour sessions
on hard seats. Dr. Poteat said \
it-was up to both the clergy and
the newsmen to serve as critics
of contemporary life. Dr. Perry
suggested the constant quest
for: efficiency cause? people to
forget the necessity of human
Least sugar-coated of tho
^'preaching" was done, not by a
minister, hut by Paul Green,
the playwrite, who said it was
high time America is recogniz
ing the potential of Asia and its
millions of people.
Dr. Hollis Edens. in welcom
ing the press to Duke, called no
names, but left no question that
Duke will continue to give its
professors their heads in
searching for the truth. Senator
Joe McCarthy, the holler guy
who makes rash charges, then
hides behind the cloak of Con
gressiona 1 immunity, has
threatened a Duke faculty
member with a libel suit. The
Duke prof did a piece analyzing
what made McCarthy tick and
the Senator didn't like if.
Holt McPherson. of the Shel
hy Star, was the featured
speaker for a breakfast session
and recounted his visit to Pale
stine. Bright star on the pro
gram from the "trade" stand
point was the address and fol
lowing open forum by Ben
Reese, former managing editor
of St. Louis Post-Dispatch, who
was the pHme mover in the ser
ies* of Dispatch stories leading
to the investigation of tax scan
dals. Mr. Keese, from a crusad
ing paper, said all papers
should be crusaders, lie said
Harry Truman didn't like him
too well, he thought.
BUt it would be amiss to fail
to report on the exotic food de
partment. Both Carolina and
Duke are plumb liberal with
the extras for these affairs, and
the Carolina folk served a
menu made up from recipes put
of the Southern Cook Book, not
too long off the press. Opening
gun on this meal was "Shrimp
Ernie", wjiich caused friend
Bill Barrett, of the Belmont
Banner, to remark, "They make
it sound like a pet; I don't feel
like eating it." At the Carolina
luncheon we also ate beef ten
derloin with beamalse sauce,
but I couldn't figure out the in
Duke as usual got tne "oh'a"
and "ah's" on a unique printed
program and the outof-this
world menu. The program this
year took the form of a Duke
diploma, printed on heavy par
chment and granting to each
and all present the degree of
"Doctor of the Recurrent Ulcer
with all the rights and immuni
ties thereunto appertaining." In
addition to such recognizable
delicacies as crabmeat cocktail,
roast Sampson County turkey,
and baked hickory smoked
North Carolina ham. Duke
served such additional never
heard-of-by-me stuff as faculty
club salad with four acres dress
ing French rolls Wilfred, and
Duchess potatoes. The last turn
ed out to be an Idaho and quite
good. The dessert was listed
"Varsity D Ices", an Ice cream
mould done In the Duke color^
Viewpoints of Other Editors
I? 1 Canadian province
7 ? Measure oi area
U ? Nativ* of an Asiatic
1 2 ? Exclamation of surprise
14 ? Precipitation
? IT ? In Greek mythology,
the iloomy apace
. ? I to Hades
19 ? Continent (poas.)
21 ? Period o I time
2 2 ? Printer'! meaaure
21 ? Mountain chain
26 ? Library of Concreaa
2 7 ? Muaical note
29? Chemical aymbol lot
31 ? Ancient French city
11 ? Meadow
IS? Old India (-abbrev (
17 ? Ancient aun tod
M ? Man'a name
40 ? Mediterranean ialand
41 ? Exclamation
4 5 ? Exist
46 ? Boiini finis
48 ? Biological combining
form meanini "tiaaue"
10 Collfte decree
52 ? Superlative tuBx
-U? Native of a continent
56 ? Pertaining to a certain
(roup o f Europeans
58? Let it atandl
60 ? Aaaiatanta ?
64 ? Scandinavian country
2 ? France's largest three
3 ? Exclamation tt Inquiry
4 ? Waterway
5 ? Chemical aymbol for
6 ? A drink
I ? Laos* garment
9 ? Famous group of
watery expanses (two
16? U.S. western
30? Settled down
11? South American
1 S ? Chemical aymbol for
16? Capital of a i
2 8 ? Latin abbreviation of
30? Country named after
famed South American
32? Yes, In Spate
36 ? Possssalvs pronoun
39 ? Ancient nan god
4 1? Exclamation of satis
43 ? American Tourists
44 ? Japanese scarves
47 ? Scandinavian capital
49 ? Frequently
SI ? Performer
S3? Converts skin into
55? One, in Scotland
47? Famed Spanish hero
61? Prefix denoting "down"
62? Chemical symbol for
S?e Tho Want Ad Section For This Week's Completed Paula
|fly A. C. Gbrdon]
Stanly News & Press
President Truman's appeal lor
about five billion dollars in addi
tional taxes will likely not get
too much consideration from Con
jres.'. In this election year, but his
call for the elimination of loop
holes and special privileges in the
levying and collects o ftaxes
should be placed a? J> j head of
the Congressional calendar.
While the President receives
constant criticium, some of vici
ous, on fiscal matters, the fact
remains that Congress, and Con
gress alone, has the power to
levy and the power to spend tax
money. More attention should be
centered on members of the Con
gress, and criticism for failure to
reduce expenses should be direct
ed at them. And North Carilinias
can make their influence felt by
personal contact: or otherwise,
with our own Congressmen and
Mr. Truman suggested that the
government get on a "pay-as-you
go" basis, and certainly that is
sound advice. The great danger
to the stability of the government
lies in a largp and uriwieldly pub
lic debt, and that is why financial
security, as a nation, rests In a
I policy of spending only as it is re
Sooner or later disaster may
strike pur government unless
Congress establishes a "pay-as
you-go" policy, with something
set aside every year to retire the
The government is no different
from the individual citizen or
business cor.oern, exccpt that .t
has better credit. But credit can
be strained to the breaking point,
and the safe thing to do is to stop
before that point is reached.
Mr. Truman merits considera
ble criticism for the fiscal policies
of the country, but we must not
forget that the power to tax and
spend belongs to the Congress.
And private citizens, all of us, are
solely responsible for the men
who go to Washington to repre
with ar. inset of the famed
Duke chapel, in addition to the
Scene stealer, as usual, at the
Duke dinner, was Governor W.
Kerr Scott, who annually has
presented the press awards
since becoming governor. He
opened with a statement that
he had promised his wife to say
nofhing about the need for
more rural power and tele
phones and continued to keep
the- 250 folk In laughter as he
made off-the-cuff comments
about building the "football
road" between Chapel Hill and
Durham, newsmen who "slant
ed" the governor's remarks,
It was the customary excel
lent Institute and, as usual, I
took the wrong turn trying to
find the Duke union. Someday
Tra gonna get a map of that
Mutt ym m m-nhdc
TWf r*4tty pUk * wetter t*? 4
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New York Times
The wide blue sky of winter,
when nature is less visibly busy,
invites mental excursions. It is
a very different sky from that of,
say, July or August when every
tree is in full leaf and every ridge
is fringed with trees. Boundaries
are everywhere then; in winter
the boundaries are all here On the
ground and the sky itself is
boundless. , '
There is a fiction that living
with the land somehow fixes one,
mentally and emotionally, in a
conservative orbit. The fact is
that knowing both the summer
and the winter sky, and the sum
mer and the winter earth, gears
one to change. How can one ig
nore change, or deny its inevitabi
lity, when faced with change day
by day and season by season? No
two days are the same, when
you face them whole; and, facing
them, you must somehow your
self change. Trees grow. Valleys
deepen. And there is the horizon,
the wide, blue sky that has no
There have always been two
major problems, man and man,
and man and earth, his environ
ment. Neither stands alone. And
the false solutions always turn
out to be the ones which ignore
that eternal kinship. So, too, with
the false philosophies. But for
those who would understand
there are the times of clarity and
simplicity, when the winter hills
are naked and the winter sky is
wide, inviting exploration. The
time when boundaries we set up
'or ourselves are less constrict
in^. Man and man, and man and
earth, stand forth more clearly.
There is a clarity in the winter
sky that holds its own challenge.
It promises change, and it invites
mind to match" that change.
Pfc. Shehan Guitar
Player For lamboree
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Pfc. Arnold Shehan, son of Mr.
and Mrs, Ivey Shehan, is a mem
ber of the "Hill Billy Jamboree"
which includes members from
outfits stationed near Frankfurt!
Pfc. Shehan Is stationed at
Frk-dburg, Germany with the 8th
Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry
As a member of the "Jambo
ree", ha plays the guitar. The
i group are featured at Frankfurt
every Saturday night, as special
? ? ?
Beef cattle production in the
corn belt is increasing to the
point where it seriously com
petes with hogs for use of land,
labor and feed.
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POCKETS POCKET PICKED
In Vancouver, B. C;, a pickpocket picked the pocket of Mr.
A. E. Pocket
When you pick good HOLSUM BREAD, it's easy on your
pocketbook because it stays fresh to the last slice.
IP TOU HAD A MILLION DOLLARS
TOU COULDN'T BUT BETTER BREAD
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