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THp JyfPUMTAlN HERALP. KINGS MOUNTAIN. N. C.
' Established 1889
The Kings Mountain Herald
•* ' 206 South Piedmont Ave. Kings Mountala N. C, 28088
A ws'okly newsps.per devoted to the promotion of the general welfare and published
for th» enlightenment, entertainmnt and benefit cf the citizens of Kings Mountain
ind its vicinity, published every Thursday by the Herald Publishing House.
Entered as second class matter at the post office ut Kings Mountain, N. C., 2805J6
under Act of Congress of March 3, 1873.
Martin Harmon Editor-Publisher
Miss Elizabeth Stewart Circulation Manager and Society Editor
Gary Stwait Sports Editor, News
Miss Doboie Thornburg Clerk, BooKkceper
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TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE
But ruyiv, O Lord, thou art our father; ice arethe clay, and thou our 'potter; and ice all are
work of thy hand. Isaiah
Possible State Park
Tuesday, Governor Bob Scott tvas
host to a Charlotte luncheon at which
he told his guests development of a state
park in this area is Number 1 state pri
ority—only, he said, North Carolina
does not now have, nor is likely to have
in the immediate future, the coin to sup
port the wish.
Somewhere along the line the Gas
ton lolk put the Kings Mountain pinna
cle into the act, though virtual full at
tention at the Governor’s luncheon con
cerned Crowder’s—under option to a
mining company for possible extraction
of kyanite, a heat-resistant substance
used, tor instance, in brick.
Kings Mountain’s pinnacle and sur
rounding area has been said to have
’commerclalfy vsfluabne deposits of kyan
ite not to mention iron ore. However,
one of the owners of the 155-acre pin
nacle has said the ecologists need not
woi-ry about this pinnacle—that it won’t
be sold or leased for strip mining oper
Meantime, the possibility of a state
park for the area is intriguing.
If the Herald’s un-checked memory
i.s correct, state parks have been devel
oped on the past in areas where owners
of the park property gave it to the state
the state then developing the park on
a gradual but continuing basis. 'This was
true of Morrow Mountain State Park
near Albemarle, the park bearing the
name of the donors of the property.
As far as state parks are concerned,
this area is a desert. However, residents
of the area have made use of the South
Carolina State Park facilities nearby.
The nation-wide concern over eco
logy should be a boon to the establish
ment of a state park in this area.
Mayor John Henry Moss, months
ago, conversed with state officials on
Perhaps now is the time to move.
Water Project Report
Two holes to plug one.
That’s the situation on the Buffalo
Creek water project, where the city
must acquire two more properties be-
lore it can plug the big five-foot-diamo-
ter pipe at the base of the Buffalo Creek
dam and watch the lake begin to fill
to dam spillover point.
“We’re negotiating as hard as we
c"” -'''-'iiirp these properties,” Mayor
John Henry Moss said Wedne.sday.
Owners of the two are John D. Cline
“We ho/.‘ to settle .without litiga
tion,” the Mayor added.
Public hearing of the City of Shelby
on its proposal to extend perimeter zon
ing from one to two miles attracted a
paucity of opponents, compared to pop
ulation involved, indicating that majori
ty of the property owners in the area
have seen and are appreciative of or
Congratulations to George W.
Mauney and Rev. S. T. Cooke on their
re-appointment to the Kings Mountain
Hospital board of directors and to Mr.
IMauney on his re-election as chairman.
Congratulations to Luther T. Ben
nett, Howard Shipp, and Ira Falls on
their appointment to the building codes
housing committee, appointed via .stale
statute. This committee is separate and
apart from the Mayor’s housing com
mittee. a volunteer group encouraging
the building of homes and apartments
to provide adequate housing to Kings
More Public Housing
Threat of a strip-mining operation
to extract kyanite from Crowder’s
Mountain moved ecology-minded Ga.s-
tonians to action some months ago.
Initial result was a resolution by
the former Board of Conservation and
Development declaring the mountain a
potential state park area.
When Kings Mountain Public Hous
ing Authority applied for an additional
100 units of low-rent housing there
were two prime reasons: 1) occupancy
rate at the 200 units now, operated is
virtually 100 percent, with waiting lists,
and 2) impending launching of the Cans-
ler area urban renewal project, with a-
bout 186 derelict and sub-standard
dwellings scheduled for razing, indicated
a considerable increase in demand from
The now program is “conventional”,
that is, under the initial public housing
law which went into effect January 1,
Financial involvement of the fed
eral government under this program is
a matter of endorsement of re-payment
of the authority’s borrowed land-pur-
chase and construction funds.
Implied is that 1) a well-managed
project with a high occupancy rate will
pay for itself and 2) the federal subsidy
bill, if any, will be low.
In 1968, the Congress, in an effort
lo spur housing starts for the indigent,
added four programs, among them a
lease arrangement from private build
ers. The Kings Mountain Authority
leases 50 of its 200 units.
It has examined the other programs
in detail, but has found them wanting—
quite complicated and difficult of ad
The basic program begun in 1937
remains best cheapest for Uncle Sam
and with concurrent insistence on good
management by local authorities.
The Kings Mountain Authority,
happily, is operating in the black, and
has won praise, not only for this fact,
but for project design and, perhaps
most imnortant, obvious pride in their
quarters shown by vast majority those
who rent low-rent housing.
As Campaign Unfolds
Press reports say the South has not
yet warmed to the Democratic party
presidential ticket of Senator George
McGovern, of South Dakota, and Sena
tor Tom Eagleton, of Missouri and so^me
commentators add there is little likli-
hond the South will.
Meantime, on the McGovern-Eagle-
ton plus side, Chicago Mayor Richard J.
Daley, frosted at the convention, has
stated he will do what comes naturally
tor him: support the Democratic ticket
from top to bottom.
On the minus side, the boss of the
Teamsters Union is casting his lot with
the Republican party, and as this is
written, AFL-CIO Boss Tom Meany is
reported hoping his big organization
will, at most, sit out the 1972. hustings.
Another minus is declaration of
Philadelphia Mayor Rizzo that he will
support President Nixon lor re-election.
More of the South may switch to
'fcGovern than some now imagine, for
the South is Democratic historically—
like Mayor Daley.
Basically conservative Southern
Democratic leaders are taking a wait-
and-see attitude. They want the Mc
Govern program spelled out in detail.
Then they’ll decide.
Southerners are leery of some of
the McGovern “reform” programs, at
least as previously advertised.
Yet majority of Southerners won’t
be angry at McGovern for the reason
some echelons of Big Labor want to
leave him. The McGovern sin: he sup
ported a bill to enact a right-to-work
law, which provides any employee the
right to work—without having to be
long to a union.
As far as Teamster President Fitz
simmons is concerned, the right-to-worR
vote by McGovern is a caruinai sin. xie
does not comment on the faef one James
J. Hoffa was paroled by one Pr»sident
Richard M. Nixon,
CORONARY CULPRITS ^ .
The first meeting of the Board
How to be a winner on Mon- of Governors of North Carolina’s
day, and not make the defeated restructured higher education
feel txto much like losers on Tues- system was held here last Fri
day this was the specific dial- day and was remarkable for its
Otis Falls, Jr., like hts Fa'iher lotge the McGovern campaign harmony. Everything moved ,a-
before him is a good stcry'-teller in the tiresome when not long in clockwork order, even
and majority of his stories, again ittflammatory platform debates, though several issues settled by
a.s his Father’s, are true ones— the hoard were very sensitive
derived from oosercation Oi pc-opie Magnanimity and courtesy in- matters. The meeting was a far
in the passing scene. deed may come easily to the cry from the bitter, year-long de-
South Dakota Senator if his hate that led to the board’s rea-
clironlclers are to be believed. hy the legislature last fall,
m-m But it was strategy as well as Apparently, like participants in
simple courtesy that prompted ‘t shotgun w'^ding, the state’s
During the recent Jufy 4 holi- hi.s gracious remarks at tlte drop- 16 senior Institutions have vow-
day week; Otis noticed a motor- ou* of I’ivals Humphi’ey apd to make the best of the ties
cycle awaiting the green “go” Muskle, and the full hearing out tliat now bind them,
at the King-iBattleground 'signal, of George Wallace and others obviously, some of the har-
"Couldn’t tell what the pa.sson- '"'ho wished to amend the plat- jj. f-paj Brought face to
ger was sitting on, but it looked foim. ^ working arrange-
like the rear fender,’ Otis said. ment, some of the most partisan
Suddenly the light changed, and The strategy was in two parts, figures in the old strulture are
the driver “gunned it. ’ It w’as 'For the successful conclusion of finding out thait their opponents
loo quick for the passenger. He the convention itself, nothing was iuv not the devils they were fat»-
sumimarily W'as dumped onto the to be gained by puMing on a ed to be. Further, the sheer vol-
King street pavement. The driver vulgar display of muscle. His ume of work the 34 members 'Mrs. T. Woodrow Hamilton
ooviousi) wasn’t aware he'd lost delegates were given as much have had to do within a few Mrs. 'Roger L. Ray
b-ira- free rein as possible. Only a few shout months has produced a Mrs. Samuel J. Gingles
of the 20 proposed changes in kind of unity that had not been Mm. Ona D. Mauney
the party platform did he have experienced before. The effort to 'Haul D. Pettigrew
ttt tn iQ oppose decisively: Itie portion get complex matters lined up a- 'Mrs. Vernon E. Fralick
of the Wallace businb propiosal head of the July 1 deadline "jeJ- Mary Annette Hardin
A’ceording to Oflr, '.he pascngei that endorsed the Ni.xon moral- le.T’ the group into a “cohesive” Doris Fi’anklin Smith
picked himself up and briefly orlum in cases the Supreme body, in the w'ords of Gov. Bob Arthur D. White
the chased the cycle. Court has not reviewed; an abor- Scott. ADMITTED THURSDAY
tion plank, which he views as a 'But more was at work here ^chie O. Lutz, Rt. 1, B. B.
m.ni ^ November liability no matter than mere cli’cumstance. The 34 Kathy Lou McQuage, 1612
— ' how it is worded; and a mod- governors, all fli’mly committed Jarkson Rd., Ga-stonia.
• aIn-' T,> nr, ov-iii eratc Vietnam pian, an issue to higher education and its trou- Patterson, P.
which cuts too close to the mar- bled future in this state, recog- ®^y-
row of the MetGovern constit- nized at the outset than events o.f Thomas Wilkie, 31.5
uency to be tolerated. His goal the past year had cost them and
in the platform debate was to their institutions a measure of AI^ITTED FRIDAY
The passenger pulled off his stand pat on the essentially mo- public respect. To continue the 'Mrs. Jena G. Biddix, P. O. Box
crash helmet and disgustedly derate platfoi-m the party had infigliting into the new’ly created (pity. Mr. and .Mrs. Charles Frank
threw it on the pavement. He already adopted. He saw the plat- Board of Governors would have L. Bianlon, 111 Sexton, Route 1, York, S. <.:. an
then retrieved the helmet and form as good enough to cam- worsened that image. Therefore, Dr., City. nounee the birth of a son. Jul\
started walking west on King. paign on, and yet flexible enough they sot about to repair things 'M«. Jolin E. Childers, 103 Wa- 11. Tuesday, Kings Mountain hos
lo survive some amendment. peacefully, and that took some t®*' D^k St., City. pital.
conscious eBfort. i>scar R. Gladden, 10.5 North Mr. and Mi-s. Jesse G. .McClain,
to Much of the controversy was ^abroad Avenue, City. Route 3, Box 1%, announce tlic
'Bill Lee Mitchem, Rt. 1, Clo- birth of a .son, Ju'y 11, Tuesda\.
view Street, K. M.
Reliet’ca Eialne Stewart, 21S
East Alabama Avenue, H. c, -
.Mrs. Lehman Stroup,
Woodrow W. Wilson, it”,
William Johnny McClain, Hi,
1, Box ()55 Grover.
'.Mrs. Rodney B. Carter, 12,'ll .s.
iMarietta Stiwl, Gastonia.
Mrs. Jack E. Davis, Rt. 2, Clo.
ver, S. C.
Joseph B. Hill, 10S.3 Mimosa
Drive, Macon, Georgia.
'Mrs. Marion E. Houston, .521
Waterson .street City.
Mrs. Annie H, Ka'e, Rt. 1, Cflo-
ver, S. C.
Ruby P. White. Ik O. Box 12667,
-.Mrs. .Tnspph R. Hill, ViS.3 Mi
mosa Drive, Macon, Georgia.
Ml'S. Ben Robert Sanders, 1(11
'.McGinnis street, City.
James C. Brown, S26 A stroel
Lewis Calvin Guffey, 205 E;i.'-f
Ohio Avenue, B. C.
Mrs. Floyd D. Ledfoixl, ll|
Walker .St., city.
.Mrs. Leland Oates, Rl. 2, B. c.
Mi’s Jas))er C. Perrj’man, Ri.
Patricia Ann Eller, Rl. 1, Vork
Perry Richard Ho'sclow, r,ih
■St., no. 49 York, S. C.
Mrs. Eugene Maiers, Rt. 2, lios.
20. Gastonia, N. C. '
Mai’y Hester Wrt.ght, 404'‘|Bi
Ridge .St., City. Wf
between McGill's store and Clov
governors to contribute their 'Department of Motor Vehicles in announce the birth of a son, Sal
^ £1 IaI •'vv-Vf'vlv n1V > ..w vet-- .. • .
Strategy ties in whith the likely a number responded Raleigh would probably send a urday, July 15. Kings .Mountain
McGovern Campaign strategy. telephone calls naming letter to the registered hospital. '
The “new politics” Democrats ^he final product re^sented, if ^ and Rodney B. Car
will want to shed the radical sugges- '^ave other solutions, ter, 1231 S. .Marietta Street, Ga:
image they start with. i^ook, distUiaUon of WiULams, tonia, announce the birth of
them’ ' author of the letter. son, Monday, July 17. Kin
“I was driving: a little rapid,” they are saying, if we can treat
I’i’? Ils “SiiHdAnltf Li'A rjAnrerp pordia.llv and *
OtL. recalls. Suddenly we topiied George Wallace cordially e...A Committee’s report
f‘Sht in not shaboUy. « we can listen to mechanism lor doing
the middle of the road was a hour on hour of debate on issues sucstantive ques-
reaper which had the w’hole road we could settle our way in min- ,, tho Kta-atvI rt r-ai.
reaper VMIRTI naa iru- wnoie roaci we euu;u seme eui wa> ui IIIIII- Kefere the he-irri Tt eal
blocked. There was no ditch on utes, if we can demonstrate for- for th? Ration of three
'bearance, are we not a good deal committL: 1) Budget,
field, then veered back onto the more responsible a breed than 3, pereonnel and 3i Planning,
hi.guvaj. you thought. partisans of each of the
Party unity keeping George 16 campuses, these are very sen-
mm Wallace a Democrat, are other siUve bodies. The Budget Corn-
reasons for the McGo\ ernites to mittee, for ex^ple, wiU bring in
There were two people on the cool it and not crow or crowd recommendations on such mat-
reaper which young Otis had no the outnumbered opposition. One 't«rs as enrollment levels (how
time to observe for identity. Eut like.s to think this conduct is not big a university can be*), an fa-
his Father recognized .\rnold only good politics for the Dem- roity salaries and student aid.
Kiser and hi^ son Johnny. ocrats, but sets the precedent for Tbe Personnel Committee will
proper behavior for both parties make recommendations on such
m-m in the coming campaign. things as chancellors at the 16
campuses, faculty appointments,
Christian .Science Monitor hiring and assignments within
the Board of Governors’ profes-
young Otis recalls, “I guess
both Arnold and I were ombar-
ras-sed and neither of us ever
mentioned the incident.” Johnny
later took care of that.
sional s/taff. Yet, following the
lead of the Code Oommlttee,
these committees pracably will
A Fortune artie'e deals with ^'*^(npt to hash out their differ-
*1, r-Ia. L ences in private and present a
the subject of “What Stress Can ♦u « u
united front before the full
At the Falls service station.
Whether this method will con-
Do To You”. Directed mainly to
the killing stresses faced by bus-
Johnny told my Dadd^T “m7S ‘TThT greatesrSniLre^-'^'n tinurto produre'h^n^’S ^n^
dy said Otis, Jr., surely is a good hLi-t dilease It sairihU^cIi"
diovascular aliments such as
difficult days are ahead, parti-
cularly in the area of budget re-
fn-jn coronary heart disease new take quests and in the planning of
an appaling annual toll in lives new programs .None of the bit-
„ 11 - - — — of American men in vigorous for issues—isuch as East Caroll-
Warren Reyno-lds introaucea me j^iddle age... Yet untU this cen- na's quest for a medical school
) Ch’Arlcs Burn^ardner Wednes- tnrv hnart HieoncA wraa virtiiaiiv have been decided. Yet. fh
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day marning, when we chanced / ' .u
into each o^er at Kings Moun- “"know" anyw’here
tain Savings & Loan Association.
tury heart disease was virtually have been decided. Yet, the
in the framework for deciding them
wor'd...” without the headlines and hoo
pla seems to have been laid. Let
iWhat has brought about this us hope that It signals a new
m-m great change? The suspicion is (juy f<jr harmony and progress
■VI,- nnn nf \/i J ‘growlng thot more than food is jn the state’s higher education
Mr. Bumgardner, son of .Mr. and involved. Fortune quotes one au- affairs
rs Hackal Riirr>.crnrrlno.r ic o .... .... aicaus.
Mrs. Haskel Bumgardner, is a thority as saking that, “if you
recent retiree from Uiicle Sam’s c-ould peii'ectly control choles-
Navy after 21 years in service, terol, blocxi pressure, smoking,
with majority of his 'duty on air- glucose level, serum uric acid,
craft cKirners. During his semee and so on, you would have con-
the navy veteran logged 8000 .trolled only about one fourth of
hours in the air. coronary heart disease."
1 ^ C -TVS MOOFRN STORE
ON CURBING ILLEGAL
As Arthur Whitesides said in
So FoT'tune then reveals how oc- a recent editional on TV the
ni-in cupational stresses effecte certain other' evening, many people have
I mentioned “manoverboard” persons and make them taken up residence in the moun-
situaHons and Mr Bumg^nt coronaries. It draws tains cf Western North CaroUna
had the fabulous story of a man ^ 'harshness of city
who had fallen oveVboard and c^dio’og.sts, Meyer Fh-ied- -ife,
w.tsn’t missed for a day. Mean- I" We heard from one such per-
time, he was floating around in jhese two re- son this week .and his letter is
search specialists have found reprinted on this pagO, ,
that behavior paterns and stress He asks for help in dealing
are among the principal coron- with a problem that he has
ary culprits. been grappling with since early
“During the se^cond day he was Fortune concludes; “Now that
spotted and picked up.” Mr. Sum- even oardiologists are beginning problem cen be summed
gaxdner relates. "He said he to believe heart disease can be — motorcycHste.
■nearly^ lost hope many timi*s, but traced to unrelenting competi- urge you to read his let-
had his hopes revived each time tiveness and baffled fui’y, wiil a
an aircraft flight came near.” wave of concern over /;lret<! ® problem, and we fear
over "S!.rhy^S^ondrS is spreading to
m-m country, to match the widespread sections of Transylvania
„ , , , interest in jogging and polyun-
Corrections: Last week I mis- saturated oils? Quite likely.” what we can do, we’ll
named Superior Court Judge Hair- ’ go along with what .Mr. White-
ry-Martin Harold. .Mrs. Rush Ham- 'Medical journals have ong side said:
rick, Jr., called t6 correct, added pointed out that the best course "First of all, we’ll difecuss it
the Judge was a member of the tor a normal, healthy person to with the District Headquarters
Class of 1942 at Chapel Hili, Ifollow is one that includes a rea- of the State Hlghiway Patrol,
which would make him a mem- sonable amount of exercise, a “Secondly, we suggest that he
bcT of Rush’s class. And my wife’s balanced diet of basic foods and (and others having the same
friend and compatriot of the Jury avoidance of fads. problem) try to secure the lie-
was .Mrs. Charles Whisnant, not Spindale Sun ense numbers of the trucks or
Mrs. Charles (Joforth. trailers Whldh haul the bikes.
Keep Your Raidio Dial Set At
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N. C.
News & Weather every hour on the hour.
Weather every hour on the half hour.
Fine entertainment in between
Mainly, he did not want
“T don’t knew wh.aT'-iTaDnened make wave.s. He knew that the pubUc in the past has been made . ■ w ,
ago. He is is counting on the delegate to boards of trustees hospital.
™ newlv fertilized erass-rools image tor each campus, rather than be- , , . „ , ■^‘'ones Neltf, 313
of the party, as a rallying point hig fought over in public, was Arnold C. Short, 301 Fair- Fourth Street, Sm.vre, Gastonia,
Otis has another involving for those Americans who feel thrashed out in the quiet meetings _ -j,*’® ®
himself when he wa^- a teen-age the svtem has turned deaf to “f the board’s Code Committee, ... ■^(“y 14, Kings
driver. He and Otis^Sr., were in them to help in November headed by Victor S. Bryant of numters with Mountain hospital,
a truck, young Otis drirtng, and ' Novemner. Bryant and his o ‘'V-- .
the incident occurred on the road .. . ., committeemen invited all their Best Town Road, Bessemer City