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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, October 22, 1970, Image 2

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PAGE 2 Wak AA ONS 206 South Piedmont Ave. Established 1689 The Kings Mountain Herald Kings Mountain, N. C. 28086 A weekly newspaper devoted to the promotion of the general welfare and published for the enlizhtenn.ent, entertainment and benefit of the citizans of Kings Mountain J and its vicinity, published every Thursday by ine Herald Publishing House. Entered as second class matter at the post office at Kings Mountain, N. C., 28086 under Act of Congress of March 3, 1873. t EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT Martin Harmon .......... vel ene iny Circulation Manager and Society Editor Miss Debbie Thornburg ..... tesessssiitsesieatasenensesanssesas Clerk, Bookkeeper Frank Edwards *Rocky Martin MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT Allen Myers Roger Brown * On Leave With he United States Army Paul Jackson Ray Parker MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES PAYABLE IN ADVANCE In North Carolina and South Caroling One year $4; sixmonths $2.25; three months $1.30; school year $3. (Subscriptions in North Carolina subject to three percent sales tax.) In All Other States One year $5; sixmonth $3; three months $1.75; school year $3.75. PLUS NORTH CAROLINA SALES TAX TELEPHONE NUMBER — 739.5441 TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE Humble yourselves themefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. 11 Peter 5:6 Last Call Saturday is the final day to register to vote for the November 3 general elec- tion. In Number 4 township, the report of the registrars is that 71 new voters have appended their names to the books on the first two Saturdays and some are inclined to regard this figure as a puny one. This is not necessarily the way it is, since the new 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 than many prior ones, nor less. 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 State House, at the county courthouse or elsewhere. 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. Saturddy. It’s last call for November 3. Women's Wear 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 to SCHOOL. 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 Buftalo Creek. Auto Population 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- gain 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 in Vietnam. Congratulations to Mrs. Kathleen Wilson who has been elected president of the Kings Mountain Improvement as- sociation. > Emotionalism "ost “Make’em glad, na2ke’em sad, make’em laugh, make'em: cry...but don’t ever, don’t ever try to make'em think!” 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 Administration. 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 1S. The Vice-President of course can. The generic attack on the commun- ications crowd was a good ploy. It com- pares to the 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 unnamed sinner of press, radio and t.v to look around the room and wonder who he’s talking about. : But Wednesday the Vice-Presiden named names, or, at least, the name of Eric Severeid. 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 so Mr. Sevareid. He's nation. wide. And enough flicks of the dial, to an- other station or off, and he's out of busi- ness. 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 more plentiful. 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 cause. 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 afflicted 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 services 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 saw the men who had no feet. Give the United way. (| gusted look and replied, “Seven: [ MEDICINE MARTIN'S I was having lunch recently with Mrs. Merle Baity, of Belk's Department Store and Pete Wil- n of Rose's sat down adjoining I a cup of coffee. The conversation turned to shop- lifting, a continuing problem of the retail merchant, and some of the devices of those who practice this means of earning a living. On one occasion, Merle recalls, she was working behind the dress racks, when she saw sev- eral being removed at once — hardly standard procedure of the average customer who limits try- ang to one at the time. The dress: @9 were belnz stuffed into a large bag. m-m Says Mele, “I was scared.” m-m This type of theft is plied par ticularly at busy seasons such as Easter and Christmas. Some years ago, shop-lifters at Christmastime relieved Plonk Brothers of several high-priced Handmacher suits. The usual practice is to travel in groups and to operate during lunch hour when there is less per- sonnel in the store. Some “enter: tain” or “shop” the available ¢lerks, while the rest make mer- ry with the stock. I’m still laughing about Pete's report on the lady shop-lifter who had.a yen for baubles. As she was starting 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 month, 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.” All mercantile thievery isn't shop-lifting, Pete continued. He wag working In the shoe depart ment of a large store and a lady handed him a pair of shoes, com- plaining that, in spite of their be ing both high in price and quall ty, she had got very poor service i from them, having bought them | yuite recently. She didn’t know, Pete said, we K a card file on every pair of es sold. “ I excused myself went to the file. That woman a#d bought those shoes five years péfore,” he continued. Naturally, the customer didn’t get a new palr for 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 her husband aldn’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 like anyway. Richard Garrett, who left Kings Mountain at an early age in 1929 to enlist in the navy, served through World War II and retir- ed as a lleutenant-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. pany. iA nephew of Mrs. Alda Deal, he was recently here on a visit and came by the Herald office. We were swapping navy yarns and he recalled an occasion in 1936 when his ship was docked at Staten Island. He wanted to see a friend In Brooklyn an’ ~~ in a Wer {~ 4 He ate l ooo ul tie several custo seis, “Where's Brooklyn?" The man turned around with a dis- Cl iasaade teen and a half games behind the lotsy Glants!” and quickly exit “I guess I should have asked,” Dik reminisces, “how do fo Brodklyn?” you gu i THE KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD, KINGS MOUNTAIN, N. C. Cut Off Terrorist Bombing Gifs: oie Aery Yyecahn~ , Thursday, October 15, 197088 Lo be mw il | = 3 | i yl IR wrt ‘AS BIRDS FLYING’ This is the season of the year when flocks of migratory binds sweep down from the north, in- tuitively following unseen guide- lines to warmer skies in the south. 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 ito 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 Coil in Massachusetts durinlz, the late summer and early fall to build up enough energy for the second stage of their flight south. Some take two weeks to fuel up, some longer. Birds from (Cape Cod have been traced as far south as Tierra (del Fuego, at the extreme tip of South America. From Britain we here that sev- eral American birq specimens turn up on the shores of south- ern Ireland and England during ‘he migration season. This hap- pens when prevailing winds over the North Atlantic cause some of the migrants to change direct- | ion. Last month an unusually high number of American birds drop pel down on British salt marsh- es and waterways, a correspond- ent of the London Times reports. “Spotting the Americans” is pro- ving a big draw for British bird watchers. Christian Science Monitor WIDE AND OPEN AMERICA | We occasionally take the train from Boston to New York City. ‘We sometimes get in the auto mobile and drive into northern New England or upstate New York. Ang from time to time we | fly south or west across the | United States. Bach time we do any of this our reaction is the same. We are struck with how unpopulated, un- dwelt-in the United States seems to be. Yes, we know all about that megalopolis stretching from Boston to Washington. We are familiar with the ffact that Am- erica’s 205,000,000 persons give it the fourth largest population in the globe, We are aware —- who isn't? — ¢° how crowded portions of the country can seem Yet, in passing through, America overwhelmingly strikes one as a vast, endless roll of either unin- habited or sparsely dwelt-in landscape. [From five miles up, éven great cities like Pittsburgh, Dallas, Omaha, or Atlanta look ike a small cluster of buildings n an almost vacant immensity. Someday, somehow men will learm how better to use this huze space for more gracious, satisfying, healthful living. They will ‘learn that the tight, knotted little bunches of buildings called urban concentrations can share more of their human wealth with the countryside. But even then that countryside will still remain marvelously open ang free. ' Christian Science Monitor i ——————y COMMON COMPLAINT Boston Common and Cam- bridge Common are marred by ! debris and disrepair; in places they look like Franklin Park be- fore cleanup time. Who's to blame? The public and the pub- | | lic’s servants. In Cambridge, hordes of youn!y people congregating for rock concerts and other purposes pave denuded the Common and defac- ad its memorials; it will be some | time before the Common is res tored as a pleasant place for ev- | eryone, not the exclusive stomp- | ing ground of students and | street people The Boston Common isn’t in | much better shape; litter at times seems to be everywhere; sidewalks are cracked and crum- bling; debris is uncollected; fen- ces are broken or abandoned; derelicts panhandle or pass out on what grass is left, Is this the historic Boston Common we should offer visit- ors and tourists? Is this the greensward the city deserves? Is this parkland to become a waste- land? Maybe someone should ask the parks commissioner. —Boston Herald-Traveler REFLECTIONS On my last birthday I was 93 years old. That is not young, of course. But age is a relative matter. If you continue to work and to absorb the beauty in the world about you, you find that age does not necessarily mean getting old, At least, not in the ordinary sense. I feel many things more intensely than ever before, and for me life grows more fascinating. Work helps prevent one from getting old. 1, for one, cannot dream of retirinz. Not now or ever. Retire? The word is alien and the idea inconceivable to me. My work is my life. I cannot think of one without the other . . . The man who works and is never bored is never old. Work and interest in worthwhile things are the best remedy for age. Each day I am reborn. Each day I must begin again. —From “Joys and Sorrows, Reflections by Pablo Casals,” as told to Albert E, Kahn, publish. ed by Macdonalds (London) Tom Berry : Is Injured Tom Berry, Foote Mineral Com: pany employee and resident of the Dixon community, was treat- ed for injuries Wednesday morn- ing at Kings Mountain hospital after he was reportedly struck by a moving vehicle in the Foote parking area. Mr. Berry sustained ear, neck and chest injuries. n Mr. Berry was walking from his car to the plant to report for work at 7 am. in foggy, drizzling rain when the accident occurred. A family spokesman said Mr. Berry was resting comfortably at his home last night. Viewpoints of Other “Editors | GOLFERS AT LEAST CAN DRESS A'GOOD GAME ...... aes | W. E. H. in Sanford Herald On a local golf course recently, Judge J. C. Pittman was resplend ent in a $32 pair of double knit red slacks. Really beautiful. Just the day before I'd run up with Bill Ellington all dressed in a green motif. Pale green slacks, shirt to match, even shoes were | tinged with green. Kidding 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 60's, talk in the 70's and i shoot in the 100s. Little golf bit, told me by Sher- | rill Norman, son-in-low of Oscar | Keller (he beats his Pa-in-law re- | ligiously), was what he said a | pro’s advice was-after a lesson at { $5, “Lay off golf for a couple | weeks. Then give it up entirely.” | These autumn days, there's a | haze in afternoons. Beautiful | weather and lower temperature in | the offing. However the haze is conducive to losing golf halls. | Real easy to lose their flight afit- | erncons. | For duffers, fall brings a couple { of rewards. Fairways begin to | brown, resulting in longer rolls of hit balls. In addition, the | roughs brown and sere and grass { that 30 days ago was lush and six i inches high doesn’t pose so much | problem. The Smithfield Herald Wilder Continues 7-Sunday Series Rev. James M. Wilder will con. tinue a seven Sunday morning series of subjects on the “Mes. sage of the Lord to the Seven Churches of Asia Minor” Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, : Rev. Mr. Wilder will use the topic, “The Church At Satan's Capital — Pergamum” with scrip- | ture from Revelation 2:12.17. | | ) ~ HOSPITAL LOG Wm. Banks Barber Clarence Bratton Mrs. Burlin T. Broom Mrs. J. R. Davis Mrs. Fred Dulin Mrs. J. H. Fields, Jr, Mrs. J. R. Foster John A. Hancock Mrs. Lottie M. Hodge Augustus T. Holder, Sr. Mrs. Oatis O. Jackson Mrs. Homer A. Kilgore Mrs. Alice H. Leach Eldridge G. Mitchell Mrs. John Wm. Murray James Jasper Oates, Jr. Mrs. Ray B. Price Jasper R. Putnam James Roseboro Mrs. Alvenia V. Schuler John W. Thombs Herbert R. Tindall Mrs. Marvin Wright Mrs. F. Ted Crump Mrs. Robert J. Downey Mis. Marvelee P. Phillips Mrs. Jesse M. Rippy Joe S. Wyte ADMITTED THURSDAY Mrs. Marvin Wm. Burris, Rt, 3 Box 336, City Mrs. Henry M. Rawidswn, 530 Midpines, City Joseph A. Goforth, 205 Piedmo¥® Ave, City ) Mrs. Wm. Knox, 110 N. City 5§, City Mrs. Floyd R. Payne, P.O. Box 182, City Everette C. Propst, 406 E. Pa ker St. : Elzie Lee Putnam, Rt. 1 Box 12 City Charles D. Ware, 601 W. Mtn. St, City ADMITTED FRIDAY Alfred C. Tucker, 512 Monroe Ave. City John O. VanDyke, 706 W. King St., City John M. Yates, 419 N. Piedmont Ave., City Mrs. Mildred P. I'hornburg Dr., City ADMITTED SATURDAY , Miller, 205 Martha Blanton, 811 Ramseur 3t., City } Mrs. Mary C. Clemmer P. O. Bon 383, City Mrs. Wm. L. Jackson, 7115 Bel haven Blvd., Charlotte John D. Simmons, Rd., City Mrs. Eldee Alexander Rt. 3, Cin ADMITTED SUNDAY v Mrs. Robt. G. Eaves, Box 272, Bessemer City Campbell P, Lawrence, Rt. g Clover, S. C. & Pierce S. Reinhart, 408 E. RiiN St., City : Mrs. Floyd Allmond, 920 Grover Rd., City ADMITTED MONDAY Mrs. Andrew J. McClain, Rt Box 175, City Mrs. Thutman Henderson, 5180 Midpines, City Mrs. Everette Watson, 1215 W. Ware St, Gastonia Norman Lee McCurry, 404 XN, Battleground, City Vincent A. Brown, Rt. 2 412, Dallas Mrs. Robt. E. Branton, Rt. 7 Box 30A Shelby Mrs. Lorena H. Shields, 200 FE. Ind. Ave., Bessemer City Mrs. Charles Merck, Mtn. St., City ADMITTED TUESDAY Felix J. Johnson, 207 Brice St. City Louise James Patterson, 626 Clyde St., Cherryville Leroy Brown, Rt. 1, City Mrs. Nancy I. Blanton, Rt. 1 Box 217, Blacksburg, S. C. Eugene S. Stinnett, Rt. 2, Besse- mer City Mrs. Jake Robinson, 825 Churcit St, City Sis. Sidney S. Gregory, 7000 Margrace Rd., City Mrs. Leona R. Ormond, 1330 Westover Dr., City James Samuel Earney, Rt. é& City Mrs. John H. Black, Rt. 1 Box 731, Grover 321 Waco Box 607 W. es eet et ee half hour. Keep Your Radio Dial Set At 1220 WKMT Kings Mountain, N. C. News & Weather every hour own the hour. Weather every hour on the Fine entertainment in between Tuer Thursday, JAYVEE | stop Ashl W | Central's oruised to victory last Grier of G 62-0. The Patr tal offense for the Kn Fullback Patriot ror rushing in Coach Por bench afte at halftim The Pat tod touchd wagon roll romp and Southwell version. End Joh passes fro al two firs 43 and 29 sunt 204 &: quart In the McCoy sc to make later scor and pass points, mg sion. " In the scored ag yard run, ed to Byer it 42-0. Southw nine-yard to Mike \ 0 headin; In the scored ol Roseboro scamper Patr In 24 Ove: Centra team, «« enth gra last Thu over Che Wend: for all ning tot yards ai f WO-polIn Coach Harris « Jones a defensiv Centr: Thursda : Stadium a es TT AN SINE

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