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THE KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD, KINGS MOUNTAIN. N. C.
Thursday, October 15, I97Q
The Kings Mountain Herald
206 South Piedmont Ave. Kings Mountain, N. C. 28086
A weeKly newspaper devoted to the promotion ot the general wettaie and published
(or the enlightenn.ent, entertainment and benefit of tlie citizens of Kings Mountain
and its vicinity, published every Thursday by the Herald Publishing House.
Entered as second class matter at the post office at Rings Mountain, N C., 28086
under Act of Congress of March 3,1873.
Martin Hannon Editor-Publisher
Miss Elizabeth Stewart Circulation Manager and Society Editor
Miss Debbie Thornburg Clerk, Bookkeeper
• On Leave With The United States Army
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TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE
Humble •3/ourselves therejore under the mighty hand of Chd, that he may eocalt j/ou in due time.
II Peter 5:6
Saturday is the final day to register
to vote for the November 3 general elec
In Number 4 township, the report of
the registrars is that 71 new voters have
appended their names to the books on
the first thvo Saturdays and some are
inclined to regard this figure as a puny
This is not necessarily the way it
is, since the now opening of the books
follows by only six months the spring
registration period prior to the May pri
maries. Most folk are registered, limit
ing the new voter market to those reach
ing 21 and therefore legal voting age and
persons who have moved into the area
during the intervening months.
The November 3 general election is
likely no more important
prior ones, nor less.
In North Carolina, for instance, Tar
Heels will determine whether the state
adopts a new Constitution, parts of it,
or none of it.
The registrars will be at the pre
cincts from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
It’s last call for November 3.
It's been coming all the time, at
least since milady swapped off the side
saddle and donned man’s attire when
riding to the hounds.
It’s been coming in high society cir
cles a long time as womenfolk donned
pants for leisure hour living.
Now it’s come on full force.
The school marms, like their juve
nile charges, are going to wear PANTS
It really ain't news.
Fashion' for la femme merely fol
lows the fact.
She’s been wearing THE pants all
the while anyway.
Citizens will enjoy the Sunday after
noon tour of the Buffalo Creek water
treatment plant. The Herald finds it
surprising to hear citizens remark, “I’ve
haven’t been out there since the flood,’’
or “I haven’t seen it since work started,’’
or “No, I haven’t seen it.’’ The landscape
has been changed mightily at this draw
on Bufialo Creek.
Kings Mountain’s motor vehicle pop
ulation in 1969 was 8407, Shelby’s
21,263, and Cleveland county’s 38,307.
These are the figures supplied this
week by the N. C. State Motor Club.
Meantime, the state’s motor vehicle
population topped the three million
mark for the first time, jumping by
173,141 over the previous year.
It can be guessed safely that the
1970 registrations will have increased a-
galn and those involved on the bumper-
to-stuff on King street Sunday would
place heavy bets on it.
Sympathy of the community at
tends the family of Pfc. Michael Allen
Graham, who was killed in enemy action
Congratulations to Mrs. /Kathleen
Wilson who has been elected president
of the Kings Mountain Improvement es-
Many citizens feel that all elections
are important and they are for those
who are elected have a direct effect on
the well-being of their constituents,
whether they serve in the Congress, the
Slate House, at the county courthou.se
“Make’em glad, r'..?;:e’em sad,
make’em laugh, make'eni cry... but
don’t ever, don’t ever try to make’em
Thus the advice of a wise political
demagogue who followed his own advice
and found it quite successful.
In other words, to get votes, keep
the spirit revivalist.
There have been many revivalists
through the years but this year’s model
is none other than the right honorable
Spiro T. Agnew, vice-president of the
United States, hatchetman of the Nixon
He’s pretty good.
Looking back, it is now apparent
that he launched his current campaign
operations with his initial attack on the
“irresponsible" communications indus-
try—press, radio and television — who
could not earn a sou, by telling it like it
The Vice-President of course can.
The generic attack on the commun
ications crowd was a good ploy. It com
pares to thq guy sitting in church and
the fiery preacher stepping on his toes—
except the guy doesn’t take it to be him.
He looks over at a fellow parishioner
and says to himself, “He sure is being
hard old John."
It is quite natural for the unntmad
sinner of press, radio and t-v to look
around the room and wonder who he’s
But Wednesday the Vice-President
named names, or, at least, the name
of Eric Severeld.
Mr. Sevareid replied, somewhat in
kind, and suggested in gentle language
and tone that the vice-president was
flirting with the truth.
Said Mr. Sevareid some can say one
thing in the north, something else in
the South, can cast a vote one way in
committees, vice versa on the floor and
still get by.
Not 80 Mr. Sevareid. He’s nation
And enough flicks of the dial, to an
other station or off, and he's out of busi
The communication lads, for the
most part, have been charitable with
Spiro T. Should they ever decide to gang
up on him, as he deserves, he will rue
the day he challenged them.
The United Way
There are still plenty of fund cam
paigns, but the idea behind the United
Fund means of giving was not Intended
as a means to deter contributions but as
a means of conservation of manpower,
more apparent in a smaller community
than a larger one, where manpower is
A dozen or more fund-raising cam
paigns in a city the size of Kings Moun
tain or even larger will find, did find,
many of the same folk out in the hust
ings asking the same folk they'd asked
before to support yet another worthy
Kings Mountain United Fund com
bines the fund needs of eight local a-
gencies into one and tacks on 15 area,
state and national agencies, their serv
ices valuable here and elsewhere.
Many people afflidted by film pro
grams at civic clubs, church gatherings,
and about anywhere else (they don’t
seem to mind the football game replays),
wince when they hear of another.
Not the brief strip presented at
Wednesday’s United Fund kick-off
luncheon detailing the many sendees
United Fund gifts support. All of it was
put into a graphic package in ten min
utes — disaster relief, communications
between his family and the GI on the
battle line in Vietnam, the five-year-old
cripple who could jump and play at
eight, tender care for the elderly lone
ly, Boy Scouts canoeing at the lake, help
for the stranded traveler.
The man who had no shoes weeped
for himself until he MW the nMtn who
had no feat.
Givs the United way. —
1 was having lunch recently
with .Mrs. Merle Baity, ot Belk's
Department Store and Pete Wll-
wn ot Rose’s sat down adjoining
tor a cup ol coffee.
The conversation turned to shop
lifting, a continuing problem of
the retail menoliant, and some of
the devices of those who practice
this means ol earning a living.
On one occasion, .Merle recalls,
she was working behind the
dress rarics, when -she saw sev
eral being removed at once —
hardly standard procedure at the
average customer who limits try
one to one at the time. The dress
es were being stuffed into a
sal's Merle, “I was scared."
This type of theft is piled par
ticularly at busy seasons such as
Easter and Christmas. Someyeaus
ago, shoplifters at f2irlstmastime
relieved Plonk Brothers of several
high-priced Handmacher suits.
The usual practice is to travel
in groups and to piierate during
lunch hour when there is less per-
aspnel in the store. Some “enter
tain” or “shop" the available
clerks, while the rest make mer
ry with the stock.
Cut Off Jerrorist Bombing
Viewpoints of Other Editors
still laughing about Pete’s
report on the lady shop-lifter who
had a yen for baubles. As she
was .startfng to drop a pair of
earrings into her handbag, the
manager approached from be
hind and said, "Give me those
earrings!” The excited shop-lifter
instead, popped’em in her mouth,
and, when asked to expectorate
them, swallowed them.
The manager was kind. “Lady,"
he says, "If you get hungry a-
gain, let me know. I’ll take you
to the lunch counter and buy you
some food. But stay away from
my jewelry counter.”
AU mercantile thievety isn’t
ehop-lUting, Pete continued. He
wag working in the shoe depart
ment of a large store and a lady
handed him a pair of slioes, com
plaining that, in spite of their be
Ing both high in price and quail
'AS BIRDS FLYING'
(K>L!FERS AT LEAST C.\N DRESS
A GOOD G.-VME
, .. I Boston Common and Cam-
o'* I -bridge Common are marred by
when 'Hocks ^ migratory buds disrepair; in places
sweep down from the north, in
tuitively following unseen guide
lines to warmer skies in the
they look like Franklin Park be
fore cleanup time. Who’s to
blame? The public anti the pub-
I lie’s servants.
We never cease to wonder at
this miracle of millions upon
millions of -winged creatures
knowing when to take off, what
routes to fly, where -to land,
sometimes returning to exactly
the same spot where they win
tered last year.
Thousands of shore birds on
their way from Canada to Latin
America stop off on Cape Cdi
in Massachusetts durin)j; the late
summer and early fall to build
up enough energy for the second
stage of their iflight south. Some
take two weeks to fuel up, some
longer. -Birds from ^pe Cod
have been traced as far south -as
Tierra 'del iFuego, at the extreme
tip of South America.
From Britain we here that sov-
ty, •he had got very poor servico i oral American -bird specimens
flam them, having bought tliem j tium up on the shores of south-
qulte recently. cm Ireland and Ebtgland during
1 ‘.he migration season. 'This hiap-
m.ai I pens when prevailing winds over
the North Atlantic cause some of
In Cambridge, hordes of younij
people congregating for rock
concerts -and other purposes i avc
denuded the Comm'on and defac
ed its memorials; it will be some
time before the Common is res
tored as a pleasant place for ov-
erjone, not the exelusive stomp
ing ground of students and
The Boston Common isn’t in
much better shape; litter at
times seems to be eveiywhere;
sidewalks are cracked and crum
bling; debris is uncollected; fen
ces arc broken or abandoned;
derelicts panhandle or pass out
on what grass is left.
Is this -the historic Boston
W. E. H. in Sanford Herald
On a local golf course n'cently,
Judge J. C. Pittman w;rs re.spleml
enl in a $.32 pair of double knit
red slacks. Really bcautilul.
Just the day before I'd run up
with Bill Ellington all dro.ssed in
a green motif. Pale green slacks,
shirt to match, even shoes were
tinged with green.
Ridding Messrs. Pittman and
Ellington about their elegant at
tire, I got this whispered response
from Bill Ellington:
“The way to play golf is dress
in the (iO’s, talk in the 70'.s and
■shoot In the lOO’s.
Little golf bit, told me by Sher
rill Norman, son-in-low of Oscar
KeUer (he beats his Pa-in-Iaw re
ligiously), was what lie said a
pro’s advice w.is after a les.son at
$5, “Lay off golf for a rouplc
weeks. Then give it up entirely.”
These autumn days, there's a
haze in afternoon.s. Beautiful
weather and lower temfier.ature i
5he didn’t know. Pete said, wo|[^^
a card fUe on every pair of'
sold. “ I excused myself
41)4 went to the fUe. ’Hiat woman
qn bought those shoes five yean
DOto*.’’ he continued. Naturally,
thb customer didn’t get a new
pair tor free.
On yet another occasion a ra
ther prominent lady took home a
dress on approval. Next morning
she returned it saying the dress
didn’t fit well and Jter husband
didn’t like the dress anyway. The
afternoon newspaper featured a
picture of the previous evening’s
ladies night banquet of a civic
club. The lady was in the picture,
well be-decked in the dress that
didn’t fit and her husband didn’t
Rtahard Garrert, who left Kings
Mountain at an early age In 1929
to enlist in the na'vy, served
through World War U and retir
ed as a lieutenant-commander. At
57, he has earned (but doesn’t
plan to take immediately yet an
other retirement, after 21 years
with a San Francisco power com
A nephew of Mrs. Alda Deal, he
was recently here on a visit and
oajtne by the Herald office. We
were ewapiping navy ybrns and
h# recalled an occasion in 1936
when hl« ship was ddeked at
Staten bland. He wanted to see
a frland in Brooklvr
ln_ a hp’ 1- " tl ..
"’"'c; 0 lilt several custo-
...cjs, 'Where’s BrotrfdynT" The
man turned around with a db-
gusted look and replied, “Seven
teen and a half games behind the
lousy Giants!” and quickly exit
“I guess I should have aeket^”
DM ramlniseaa. "how do you get
Last month an unusually high
number of American birds drop-
pell do'wn on British salt marsh
es and waterways, a correspond
ent of the London .'Times reports.
“Sltotting the Americans” is pro-
vitig a big draw for British bird
-Christian Science Monitor
WIDE AND OPEN
Common we should offer visit-1 the offing. However the haze is
ors and tourists? Is this the conducive to losing golf balls,
greensward the city 'leserves? Is ' Real easy to lose their flight'af-t'
this parkland to become a waste- | emoons.
Land? Maybe someone should ask buffers, fall brings a couple
the parks commissioner. ; of rewards. Fairways begin to
—Boston Hcrald-Travcler I rc.'^ujting in longer rolls
of tilt balls. In uddition, the
, roughs brown and sore and grass
j that 30 days ago was lu.sti and si.\
REFLECTIONS | inches higli doesn’t jio.si* .so mucJi
On my last birthday I was 93
years old. That is not young, of
course. But age is a relative
matter. If j-ou continue to work
and to absorb the beauty in the
world about you, you fiir.i that
age does not ncce.ssarily mean
getting old. At least, not in the
ordinary sense. I feel many
things more intensely than ever
before, and for me li/fe grows
The Smithfield Herald
We oocasioiially take the train
from Boston to New York City.
We sometimes get in the auto-
moibile and drive into northern
New Ebigland or upstate New
■york. Arid from time to time wc
fly south or west across the
Work helps prevent one fro-m
getting old. I, for one, cannot
dream of retirinigi Not now or
ever. Retire? Tile word is alien
and the idea inconceivable to me.
My work is my life. I cannot
think of one .without the other
Bach time we ido any of this
our reaction is the same. We are
stiluick with 'how unpopulated, un
diwelt-in the United States seems
to be. Yes, we know all about
that megalopolis stretching ifrom
Boston to Washington. We are
familiar with the fact that A'm-
erica’s 206,(X)0,000 persons give
it the founth largest population
in the globe. We are aware - i
who isn’t? — o" how crowded
potllons of the country can sc/em
Yet, in passing through, America
overwhelmingly strikes one as a
vast, endless roll of «eiaier unin
habited or sparsely dwelt-in
landscape. aProm five miles up,
even great cities like Pltts'burgh,
Dallas, Omaha, or Atlanta look
Hke a amaii cluster of ibulUdings
n an almost vacant immensity.
. The man who works and is
never bored is -never old. Work
and interest in worthwhile things
are the -best remedy 'for age.
Bach day I am reborn. Each day
I must begin again.
Rev. James M. Wilder will -
tinue a seven Sunday morning
series of subjects on tlie “.Mcs"
sage of the Lord to the Seven
Churches ot Asia Minor” Sunday
morning at 11 o’clock.
Rev. Mr. Wilder will u.se the
topic, "The Church At .Satan’.s
Capital — Pergamum" with .scrip,
ture from Revelation 2:12-17.
Wm. Bunks Barber
.Mrs. Biirlin T. BriHmi
.Mrs. J. R. Davis
.Mrs. Fi'Cd Uulln
Mrs. J. II. Fields, Jr.
Mrs. J. R. Foster
John A. Hanisick
.Mrs, Lottie .M. Hodge
Augustus '1'. Holder, .■Ir.
Mrs. Oat Is O, Jack.soii
.Mrs. Homer A. Kilgor<>
.Mrs. Alice H. Leach
fRdrldgc G. .Mltcliell
Mrs. Jotin Wm. Murray
James Ja.si)er Oates, Jr.
.Mrs. Ray B. Price
Jusixtr R. Putnam
.Mrs. Alvenia V. Sohuler
Jolin W. Thombs
Herbert K. Tindall
Mis. .Marvin Wright
Mrs. F. led Crump
Mrs. Robert J. Downey
.Mis. ,Marvele*‘ P. Plillli|js
Mrs. Je.-we M. Hippy
Joe .S. Wyte
Mrs, .'Vlarvin Wm. Burris,
Box 3.3(;, City
•Mrs. Henry .M. DaWd.sVn,
Midpines, City ,
Joseph A. Goforth, 201) I’iedmi
.■\v'e.. City 1
Mrs. W'm. Knox, 110 N, City -ii.
.Mrs. Floyd R. Payne, I’.O. Bus
Everette C Pnawt, 4llt! K, I’ji
Elzie Lee Putnam, Rt. 1 Bos 12,
Charles D. Wure, (iOl W. .Mitt. SI .
Alfred C. Tucker, 512 .Moniw
John O, VatiDyke, 706 W. King
John .M. Yates, 419 N. Piedmont
-Mrs. .Mildred P. -Miller, I’lfi
riioniburg Dr, City
.Martha Blanton, 811
-Mrs, .Mary C. Clemmer P. O. Ho\
Mis. Wm. L. Jackson, 7115 Bel
haven Blvd., Charlotte
John D. Simmons, 321 Waei
Mrs. Eldee Alexander Rt. 3, ('it\
Mrs. Robt. G. Eaves,
Campbell P. Lawrence,
Clover, S. C.
Pierce S. Reinhart, 408 E, Ri lH
St, City /
Mrs. Floyd Allmoiul, 920 Grover
Mrs. Andrew J. McClain, Rt, .3
Box 175, City
Mrs. Thurman Henderson, .5180
Mrs. Everette Wat.son, 1215 \V.
Ware St., Gastonia
Norman Lee McCurry, 404
Vincent A. Brown, Rt. 2 Box
Mrs. Robt. E. Branton, RI, 7 Box
-Mrs. Lorena H. Shields, 200 F.
Ind. Ave., Bessemer City
Mrs. Charles .Merck, 607
Mtn. .St., City
Felix J. Johnson, 207 Brice
l^uise Jamc.s Patterson,
Clyde St., Cherryville
Leroy Brown, Rt. 1, City
Mrs. Nancy I. Blanton, Rt. 1 Btix
217, Black-sburg, S. C.
Eugene S. Stinnett, Rt. 2, Besse
Mrs. Jake Robinson, 825 ChurcTi
JOTS. Sidney S. Gregory, 7000
.Margrace Rd., City
Mrs. Leona R. Ormond, 1330
Wesfover Dr., City ^
James Samuel Earney, Rt, H
Mrs. John H. Black, Rt. 1 Box
—From "Joys and Sorrows,
Reflections by Pablo Casals,” as
told to Albert E. Kahn, piiblish-
ed by Macdonalds (Lo>idonJ
Someday, somehow men wUl
learn hiow better to use this
hi»?ie space for more gracious,
satisfying, healthful living. They
will learn that the tight, knotted
little bunches of buildings called
urban looncentrations can share
more of their hf.tnan wealth with
the countryside. iBut even then
that oountryside will still remain
marvatouaily open and tree.
-Christian Senenee Monitor
Tom Berry, Foote Mineral Cont
pany employee and resident of
the Dixon community, was treat
ed for injuries Wednesday morn
ing at Kings Mountain ho.spital
after he was reportedly struck by
a moving vehicle in the Foote
Mr. Berry sustained ear,
and che.«t injuries.
'Mr. Berry was walking from
his car to the plant to report for
work at 7 a;m. in foggy, drizzling
rain when the accident occurred.
A family sp<8<esman said Mr.
Berry was resting comlortabl'y at
his home last night.
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