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THE KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD. KINGS MOUNTAIN. N.
TKurs’Jay. December 16. I97f
4^ The Kings Moiuitain Herald
206 South Piedmont Ave. Kings Mountain, N. C. 28088 ^
A weekly newspaper devoted to the promotion erf the general welfare and published
for the .enlightenment, entertainmnt and benefit of the citizens of Kings Mountain
and its vicinity, published every Thursday by the Herald Publishing Hoase.
Entered as second class matter at the post office at Kings Mountain, N. C., 28088
under Act of Congress of March 3, 1873.
.Martin Harmon Editor-Publisher
.Miss Elizabeth Stewart Circulation Manager and Society Elditor
Gary Stewart Sports Bldltor, News
Miss Delviie Thornburg Clerk, Bookkeeper
Ray Parker Allen Myers
Rocky Marlin Roger Blown'
• On Leave With The United States Army
Herbert M. Hunter
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Up in Massachusetts, the insurance
commission has ordered a 27-plus per
cent redueiion in rates eliarged lor bodi
ly injury coverage resulting from auto
Massachusetts is a state-wide pio-
noei in the ‘'no-fault" concept of auto
mobile liability coverage and coverages.
“No-lault ’ gels the credit tor tlie rate
Under the “no-fault" concept, dam
ages up to maximum amounts for both
property and bod.ly injury damages re
sulting the auto crashes are paid auto
matically—minus litigation, minus de
Puerto Rico was the pioneer in “no-
fault”, and results on the island have
been quite dramatic. Rates, in turn,
have plummeted accordingly.
Perhaps the Puerto Rican and Mas
sachusetts were much too high already
in comparison to North Carolina.
But hosts of Tar Heel motorists,
plagued by rising coverage costs, petu
lant cancellations of policies, slow
claims settlements and other ills, would
not only beg to differ, they’d call some
one a prevaricator.
The insurance carriers themselves,
or some of them, are moving to the “no-
In a recent issue of “We the
People of North Carolina’’ the American
Fore group of insurance companies pur
chased full-page space to urge support
of "no-fault" in North Carolina.
E.vperience of Massachusetts and
Puerto Rico offer hope that North Caro
lina can escape from the morass in
which began to sink with enactment of
compulsory liability insurance. Escalat
ing prices of property and, indeed, peo
ple have contributed to the dilemma.
U. S. Representative James T. Broy
hill has put the quietus on speculation
that he would, after all, oppose Senatoi
B. Everett Jordan come November 1972.
He did it conclusively by posting his
filing fee for the seat he now holds, a
seat he has filled for five terms.
Mr. Broyhill, one of four Republican
members of the U. S. House if Repre
sentatives, is the apkbowledgcd star of
the Republican party in North Carolina,
both within his own party and by the
He was boomed for governor, then
, for senator.
Mr. Broyhill told the Herald in Sep
tember he had never aspired to be gov
ernor, said he would watch the senate
situation a little longer. At one time
thereafter, there were indications he
was warming to the senate possibility.
Then came th misfortune of the sudden.
death of 'V’ic Monzell, his able and trust
ed aide. Mr. Broyhill’s interest in the
senate quickly waned.
Those who would pick him up bodily
and throw him into the senate affray
were becoming increasing sources of em
barrassment, Mr.. Broyhill said, and de
cided to eliminate it.
Mr. Broyhill was in a comnarahle
position to U. S. Representative Cliarles
R. Jonas’s of ten vears ago. Mr. Jonas
was the Ter Heel Republican star with
out peer. He, too, was completing.a fifth
term in the House and re-election an-
peared assured (as it proved to be). He
was gaininfz seniority which counts loud
ly in the 435-member House.
Should Mr. Jonas sacrifice the gains
recorded for a race for governor he was
by no means assured of winning?
Mr. Jonas stayed put and r 'ires
from the Hotise as rankint^ Republicar
member of the important House Appro
It’s a highly difficult decision to
make and when consideration must be
given to nartv as well as person and
even moreso to party.
Few motorists there are who have
not fumed and flared when detained for
what they consider over-long waits at
Like cheap water when the faucet
runs dry, the traffic signal becomes
most dear and equally appreciated when
it is out-of-order at crowded intersec
Recent case in point occurred dur
ing the ice blanket of the city when the
signal at Piedmont and King’s busy
crosspoint was the last returned to serv
ice. Entering King was slow, tedious and
even hazardous business after the traf
fic-directing officers went off duty.
One of the most appreciated signals
in Kings Mountain is at King and Coun
try Club Road where exiting south into
King was nigh impossible during peak
tra'ffic periods before the signal was
installed by the city, under sufferance of
the state highway traffic engineering
department after years of requests and
for w’hich the state group should have
paid for to begin with. With the cut-
through from the ARP church parking
lot to Country Club road, jt is now possi
ble for Edgemont drive residents to exit
by the King - Country Club road traffic
More trouble spots are:
1) King at Cansler where exiting is
sloAv on right turns, long, longer and
longest making lefts, and
2) King - Mountain.
The same trouble afflicts both these
intersections largely due to uninitiated
motorists traveling south on newly wid
ened and rebuilt Cansler have the illu
sion they are on a freeway, W”hich they
There was a "neat’’ smash at Moun
tain-Xing ihterseotion Tuesday after
noon between a gravel truck and a pas
senger car. The term “neat" is advised,
of course, happily based on the fact the
occupants of the vehicles were shaken a
bit, but not hurt, which v,as miraculous.
Traffic signals are badly needed at
both these intersections.
Irritating, yes, but traffic signals
tend to speed traffic over-all and to save
Lennaii BaWf Qvt
United States Senator Willis Smith
had died and the North Carolina Press
association was in session at New Bern.
Newspaper folk are interested in
politics, some because they like the
pseudo-science, all because they must be
interested by profession. The newspaper
folk had just disembarked from a bat
tery of Chris Crafts after a boat trip up
the river when the late Lynn Nisbet
said he’d just learned Alton Lennon, a
Wilmingtoh lawyer, had been appointed
to fill the vacancy.
Reaction of the western newsfolk
was, “Who’s Lennon?’’
The eastern newsfolk were just
■ angry. Several prominent eastern
^jiiiw^rats had been mentioned a$
Smith’s successor, but, apparently, Mr.
Lennon had not even qualified for dark-
The fact enabled W. Kerr Scott to
defeat Mr. Lennon in the 1954 primary!
Mr. Lennon, however, showed later
who he was. He came back and was
elected to the House of Representatives
from 1957 to present date. He never be
came well-known in the west, nor did
he attract rave notices.
It must be taken, however, that Mr.
Lenno « .served his consitituents well, as
his record of re-elections would indicate.
He announced his retirement Mon
day in a 12-llne statement.
Ray Alexander, the ‘'bear man’’, is
no longer so, having sold his six-year-old
Bruin to the man he bought Bruin from
originally. Mr. Alexander, target of the
do-goodest Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals, said he was tired
of harrassment. He had been exonerated
of a charge of cruelty to his Bruin.
8y MARTIN HARMON
Viewpoints of Other Editors
OIL ISSUE BURNS AGAHT
It might have beet) expected
that all the Arab nations Libya OF CENSORSHIP
wounld find the most spectacu- Another Form Of Censorship?
lar way of reacting to Iran’s re
cent seizure of three tiny islands As second-class mail users go,
in the Persian gulf. the Tribune hardly is 4 drop in
Charging that Britain was to hucket. Something less than hail
'blame and had acted in rollusiofi our 64200 circulation gqes into
TOUAYS BIBLE VERSE
« the man Vaxt Undeth vAxawn, and the nuin Uuxt getteth undemanding. Provtr. be
Try a.'? I might, I have not been
successful in conveil'ing my .'om-
ploxion to a cheery Chrii.t;ma.s rt>d with
in time for Sania Claqs. Had I young
known earlier, it might have Qadciafi, retaliated by
been differi'nt. alizlng the British Petroleum
Company’s Libyan operatjons The steady, if not meteoric in-
-and wiithdnawing all Libyan de- crease in ^^td-go >ti
Only on December 8 did I get Pos‘ts from British banks. eral and second class jn pafTtcul-
the benefit of Stephen (irover’s These eye-oatching moves are ar is however, obvdoLiS concern
feature in the Wall Street Jour- t" I’me with Colcnel QaddajTs t° us . CenrtairUy, our depend-
pai detailing that tomato juice, tilmosi messianic sense of ml®* btt the mail and our pay-
like the “object of imy affection slon and ids ai..,biUon to assume ment feu" use o( it enables us to
Will turn my complexion from the mantle of Iciidership of the appreciate one Of B)'- reasons
white to rosy red’’, will do same. Arab woi-ld foinnerly' held by gave up Ipokbkg Lor the
Actually. I really doubt I could President Na.s.ser of E.gypt. Nas- ffhost.
consume much -more of the rod ser’s suc.ossor. President .Sadat, “Drastic postal rate Increase,”
juice than I do, as it is a con.-um is too prr pieti with the i.s- Look said, “would have jumped
cr sin at the Harmon house to raeli conflict and with cunsoii- our postal iblll from $1 million
buy less than the 46-our.’ce size dating his own position at home to SIO million in five yeara.”
(.save:i too) and purchase of a to t:^e on a pan^Arab role at Obviously, all holders of second-
cage is not uncommon. Perhaps this time. ejass permits arp subj«:t to the
the fact that Mr. CampbeJTs V-8, go Colonel Qaddafi .sedcs Ip safn® ratesand all ai'en'l going
With its tomato base buttressed sad'ing zeal is at the same time Put of business, gq jt wpultjn't be
by carrot, celery, beet, parsley, step into the vacuum. His cru- honest to claim Look’s pi^iem
lettuce, watercress and spinach militantly radical, austerely Is- p.rejy postal; the magazine
juices, holds equal or better foot- jamic and sternly anti-Commun- wasn't gettipg the advertising,
ing w.tn the straight sluft. ut. Last summer it took him jjut the point Look makes is
rushing oflf to the support exf valid: Posta^^e rates can indeed
Sudan’s president. General Nim- become a teal and present form
But the real intent is to digest oiry. when the latter w.-s nearly of censorabip.
?• me 0“ Mr. Grover’s research on toppled by a pro-Communist up-
the parrot, headlined “Everj^thing rising. It led him to espouse ttie ' den^p of Ljpok is a symp-
An>^cdy Wants to Know about ca . se of the army officers who bt a rising threat to freedom
the Carrot”. He reported that car- tr ed to overthrow King Ifassan e press. In the case of larg-
Rixanne Be s
Mrs. .Mivi.ie Eyer.s
I. Jt. Cam;)
W.n. E, ^1 iidors
Mr.r. Mattie Dmis
.X. i! Elliott
.Mrs. Willie Faust
-M.s. Jclin f'isher
Mr.-i. Odessa Fronoberger
-Mrs. Mary F. llarlo.v
.Mrs. Jas. A. Hjll
-Mrs. L.ta Y. Ijortcn
M."S. Broadus Jackson
Mrs. Myers Lee
Mrs. Dorothy Lowery
A. J. Mack
Mrs. D. P. McDaniel
Mrs. Forest McNeely
Mrs. Baptha Nolen
Mns. Maynadd Odell
0. C. Riyseur
Mrs. Wlijreid Rushton
IMrs. Florenf-e Shephard
Wrs. IliUy Welch
J. W. Whjsnant
Geo. L. Wrlglrt
Qrady y el ton
Mrs. John Kelly
Mis. Peaxl Sfyeis
Mrs. Roy D. Bradshaw
O .C. Caible
Ira Japk Damp
Mm. Nathaniel Thomas
rots in exg-ess will turn the im- of Morocco, and of the Muslim
publications, the danger
Clau*^ Dennis, 902 Baker Blvd,
L ff yelL-v, temato Juice rOd. A dissidents who have been fi^ht- Harris, 13 E. Ran-
New Yci."k man turned orange, a inp a lint'cring guerrilla war P®^ increase in dolph Hd., Sliolsy
medical mysterj' u.itU it wa, xm- President T^mbalLy-Hf
ally learned he was a gi. ton for eWad ^resiuent rombalbaye of newspapers, magazines Be^er City
bolh cancts AND l„.r.aUj jui.e.
. . and periodicals are mailed to the
■His axrtlon a,paimt British Pe- public is ’’potentially ruinous,”
ai m troleum is not in itself a serious in the opinion of Life maglzine.
to th'^t comoanv. ■whose
Inferentially hauteur, I was re Libyan operation represents only E'’®*) more devastating in the
LTti:ig my now-found natural op.s- about 5 per cent of its world out- fhay be the impact of ADMITTED FRIDAY
me.Ic knowledge tq Mrs. 'Louise ,put. (HP’s American partner in Postal rate increases on the thou-
Carp<-nter Lybrand and, su jse- Libya, Nelson Bunker Hunt, was ^^nds of smaller d^ly and week-
MiS. V)up, Ciia-S. Jai'kson, 1290
2ml Sit., City
'Richard B. Lackey, Jr., P.t. 2,
Bi.ssi n)('r City
Mrs. Harold SeHer, 105 Morris
Mr.-:. David Allen, Rt. 3, City
M.s. Robt. S. Brymer, 315 E.
WavJiing'lon Ave., Re.sstuner City
rcre.ssuc Mulllnax, 802 Gantt
Mm. Jtwsie Rippy, 608 W. King
'.Mr-:. Raymond Robt-rt.s, III, lit.
John Tuft, Rl. 1, Shelby
Ediwird W. Biblxs, u.,-lv.M Tr.
t ?k., BeiiJemer City
j Mrs. Bill Bridges, 1149 N. La-
4 fuyi ite 3t., Shelby
^ 'Mrs. Gene Eaves, Rt. 2, Bc.s.-ie.
Mrs. Chas. Fo.x, Rt. 4. G.-zstonia
Linosit Guinn, Kt. 1, City
Jas. .M. Mayes, Rt. 3, Ciiy
Wm. H. McUellen, Ji'., 104 W.
Ti’xa.s Ave., Bo-sfimcr City
Mrs. Charlie Shaw, 312 S. Wil
low St., Ga-,foniu
Taimadgf Sullens, 809 Landing
Mr.s. Waltraud D. Irvin, Rt. 2.
Jas. P. Lovelace, Rt. 1, York, S.
T. L. Reel), Rt. 3, City M
Harlan E. Butler, I2'2 E. la«^
A.e., Bessemer City
Boy.s' N. Brown, Kl. 1. York, S.
-Mrs. Uoyd S. Wood.s, 110 W.
Ga. Ave.. Bessemer City'
John, Tolbert, Jr., 1310 Be.iver-
bi-j.k Dr., Gastonia
Mrs. Diirrel R. Lahrnier laOi
Sheljy Rd., City
M.s. Luther Eugene Lewis, 411
Davis Heights, Gastonia
iMartin L. vyiiiscn, Si., 514 Phe-
. WTLAPPING SERtmOE ...
The teenager in your family
quently, 'to’Mrs.'” Salena' PaVion no7affect^“by"thT*nmlortal^a" newspapers that nnake up the nix St-, City who would like to earn some
Trott. They needed not ray report tton) ^ nauonaiaza of the U .S. free press Mrs. Mary C. aemmer, PO Box spending money for the holidays
0: Mi. Graver’s research. Jim and .par more serious are the do- “ “ independent thought is 3©, Oity '»uJd set up a family or nelgh-
Lcuise’s lad loved c-arroU. He imtoLtdom of toe mo^ concerned. These thousands of Richard Crawford, Micklfy 'borhood gjft-wappmg semce.
turned veJlcw Tom and Salcna’s impliioataons of toe move, papers have given sulbstance to Av®-, Reifscmej City He might charge an additional
Anne loved carrots She turned m '^^®n the Mid- abasic concept of Western dvll- Leslie P. Gordon, 201 Forest St, fee for mailing gifts for persons
veH^v The Dir t do-tor VhT'.v oil-pr^udng countries izalion-tthe concept of a loyal Clover who find they don’t have time to
aminei Anno suspcded vellow press, ring the oil companies opposition whl'eh protects the IVfrs. Olq T. Holdpr, 825 C St., Walt in line at the post office.
tau^ire^tonf reasoned tC demanding rights of the minority, gives ^ -
Anne wus yeilow but not ill and ®Heged losses in royalties as meaning to legislative proejs of
Si.uizht more m.-dirt/aHHre This rartidpation in the capital self-government and Is a chamj>
at foreugn compames operating Ion of the oppressed. No vehicle
on their territory. of communication can ever take
In Felbruary last year, after the place cf th press as a deten-
protracted negotiations, toe com- ®r of freedom. It has s.rvived
panies concluded a financial attempted censorship in many
agreement giving the produdng foroos and Is now threatened by
iQOuntries considerably more re- }^® oeotjomJc.s of postal rate
Zo^. air. Grover reports, feed increase,
toe fUimlivgoea and ib^s carret-s, five years.
S^uXi ^bwf to'retoln" thdr 'But the dollar crisis has given the
producers a new ax to gruid.
True, Liby’s nationalization of
sought more medical advice. T!ii.s
doifcr examined and diagnosed,
“Net yellcw jaundice, just caro-
tina.” What to do? Leave a'f the
color. Otherwise, they would turn
white. Dick MfGlmiis wonders if
Bugs Bunny’s Jove for carrots is a lone move, taken qidte
helps him retain pink eyes.
independently of the Persian
Gulf producers. Indeed Iraq,
■which broke off dip'lamalf'c re
lations with Britain over seizure
CARO OF THAHKS < *
We acknowledge with deep ■ap
predation the many acts of kind
ness and expressions of sympathy
extended to us during the Illness
commodilles aren’t re ^ islands, stopijed short and death cf our mether. Special
PJ P « of retaliation against ©ritish in- fhanlto to poctors Hendrlitto. Dur-
terests in the Western consortium
which forms the Iraq Petroleum
low tulber is selling tor ab ui 3.)
(percent more than last ye ir, al.-;o
due to a TSOOacre drop in plar t
ham and Lee and to the nuiees
on e.ist station at Kings Mountain
The Family of
The 'March of Dimes Profes
sional Education Program pub-
pigs to the 62,5(K)-acre range and <»|npany. - u j
n5 toe-faest growing ccnJil.ons. Hut Inevitably a serswe shud
der goes out from the kind of ac-
m-ia lion that Libya has taken. In-
-,—11 .- evltably it causes apprehension
be^taTcS?uSfche4“’0^110 “’■<> “^^er com-
todloates h^ls not a ckrrot ct- nrics operating iii that country,
vetee. Craig ClaUiorne, fermn additional press te
food editor of the New York ’j’® maior compares which - ,
Times doesn’t like 'am ei'.her. '*^® "’HH the produc- llshes teaching materials about
Claitxine avers “I wouldn’t eai ®''® another round of negotia- birth defects for use in medical
em as a youngster and I guc.-s in Geneva next month.— schools throughout the
that’s why 1 now wear spectacles.” Christia Science Monitor. o.-.—
Which is why, saya Repoi ter Grov-
er, youngsters, including the
mueh maligned Dejmls the Men
ace, eat Oirrots. Papa and Mama
pull a force play on account cf
the can-ot’s high Vitamin A con
tent, imperative to good and bet
Letter To The Editor
When the kids get old enough
they stop eating canrots and be
0h to get -tiheix Vitamin A like
flteir parents do — irom olives
(■well-soaked in martlrris”, Mr.
Dear Sir, ^
“Happiness is a by-product of
an effort to make someone eLc
'As Simple As That'
A greup of young students were
a little puzzled by a problem,
and they went to one cf their
favorite leachers for advice.
The teacher had gained their
confidence be. aiise he seemed;
® ™ to have somc.ning the rait laoit-
Back to the fabts: the oarrot ®‘^- The teacher tried his best to
ranks ninth (of 28) in v^etable Help them, "Live the day before
popularity on the United States Ft>u die for God.” “But, objected
table, placing somewhat distant- ®'* boys; hew can we do
ly behind potatoes, tom'atocs, let- Hiat? We do not knew what d'ay
tuce, string beans, sweet corn, )''’®’re Rciog to die.” “Then, smil-
onions, canteloupe 'an-d celery. ®’^ Hie teacher, ‘Live every day
“Of the better-known vegetables, H it were the day before you
in fact, only spinach see'ms to be '*‘®- ^<^1 ®f us keep putting off
le?s ■popular, ■which-is understand- ^ many good resolutions and
able,” Mr. Grover writes. projects. The main Job ol IHe Ls
to prejoare ftjr ptgrnity. AneJ flliis
m-m rrtakes every day important. And
we shr-uld use every day as such-
’Suppose the elevator cables
brtice, wtxuld wp go up qr down?
‘.Mr. Smith couJd stand it no long
er. “That m.idam,’ he said, “would
deioend entirely upon tlte kind of
Lie you've been leading.
Note:“As Christlhas Is apsrefltih-
ing, and-you wllTtie asked tCglve
for a worthy cause for thjq^ 'Jess'
un-toi’tul»8te, th«te Will 'be ecpct-
ed for this purpose by i»6aJ
cliur'cH qtg-anJzations, a place ft>r
j'our gilts. Please do so. Make
seme know that you care.
'You Can-Dot Out Give Uod'
"B| Cncky ...
I RAN A herald WANT AO AND
$OLD )HY OLD ROCKIN’ CHAIR FOR
Tg Yguf ClQMilied Ad
And S«H Ygar 9iif|*eA«d Items
CALL TH^ HAAALD
The carrot began to become
e.-ipecLally the Lord Ss; day —
p;i.ralar at the ttnn of the pr^ ^ ^.ip.s us to use every day
ent centu-.T^erTanqutohmg for reparation for eternity,
years from the tunc of itg discov- ■'
ery In Asia Minor at tlie dawn "Friends:
]g.in J-'riendch'n U like a garden,
C'f florve.s fine and rare;
JtiUa Child, a Frencji4rained It cati-not rr-acii perfecticn,
chef, is quoted as saying some Except through loving caret
Ampricaru disdain tlie cooked Tlie, new and lovely blmscms
version cf carrots because tliey With eadt new day aopear;
don’f know hew to cook tham. For friend-ship, like a gatlc-n.
Too irmich water, and toon •’-■— ws in beauty yrear by year,
pour off the I- , —Anna HcMen King.
'It's Up To You'
. -.-s on Jtow 'to ^eas AL'red E. E.-nith delighted in
iJie coiiot even a rabbit wouldn t
Mr. Grover doesn’t elucidate.
Eh,',wing vLiters through the Fm-
pi.-'e State Building whenever he
cc'Uld. One day, hc'wcver, hk pa-
tirntc was severely tried by a
W'vman who con-iantly a^ed un-
'God Turns lofi^es Iqto Gqin'
The eminent preacher and au
thor Dr. Leslie D. Weatherhead,
reteUs a true story which ap
peared in the Loindon Times. A
pocr native Afiii-ean wci.man, was
fined Iqr some teclinical oiffen.se.
She pa/id toe fine wfth a Mid
coin which she exiradtpd worn
her voluminous skirts. As shp W'as
leaving the cc-urts, ihe courts
clerk stoppl'd her. ‘Waoit a minute,
he sail, 'I'he p'rieo n' gold has
g.ne up.’ To lier a tc-niE-.hment
and delight, tlig official gave hej
ba.k in liiangp more! tlian the
to'iginal value of the gold. Cem-
me.a's Dr. Wcutherhoail: How
o.ten that has happened, to us.
We lost this—and then gained
f'.a;. We thought Gcaf, -could nol
be—t.rui ed. He took frem us our
gc-iden treasure, but later wi:
fc-und, we liad gaiiied greasy b>'
Everettc If. pearecn
Keep Your Radio Dial Set At
CARD OF 'nuur^
In^.-k you sincerely for sltar-
ftit sJvJuld a guy who aspires to lmpcrta.:u questions. Mr. ?.-nith
the roj’aJ purple get on a grape bore up under the strain for <is ing opr sorrow. Your jtindnpss is
Juice Jag? And is RudcJph the long as he cc-uld. Riding down in mare deeply appreciated than we
Relnd^’s red nose attributable an elevator at the end of the find words to axpiresB.
to tomato jqicc?
of the f::ur, the woman asked;
The Willie Burris Family
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N. C.
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