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The Kings Moimtain Herald
206 South Piedmont Ave. Kings Mountain, N. C. 28086
A newspa.per devoted to the promotion of the general welfare and published
for the enlightenment, entertainmnt and benefit of the citizens of Kings Mountain
and its vicinity, published every Thursday by tire Herald Publishing House.
Entered as second class matter at the post office ut Kings Mountain, N. C., 28086
under Act of Congress of March 3, 1873.
Martin Hannon Editor-Publisher
Miiss Elizabeth Stewart Circulation Manager and Society Editor
Sports Editor, Ne^’s
Miss Dobbie Thornburg Clerk, Bookkeeper
Herbert M. Hunter
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By MARTIN HARMON
It' is a bitter irony for Edvvard The fact that Senator Eagle-
Heath that thelegislatlon h-e in- ton had a medical record should
troduced to improve industrial not be an issue in tills .American
The Office of Defense Ti’ans- relations is backfiring to the e.\ poliCical campaign, but the fa.t
poi'talion has thrown out some tent of raising the possloility of that he did not disclose that re-
scrutiny, among them a reiiuire-
ment that motorists fasten Iheir
public a general strike.
cord in full to pre.sidential candi
date rjeorge McGovern is another
The massive labor walkout matter. It raises a (luestion a.aout
which started in Britiiin last his candor and judgment,
weekend was caused by Uie im-
“ piisonmeni for contempt of court
It reminded of a convensation of five dockers who de;iberat<-iy . . nr more years
I had last week with Chin of flouted an oi-der of the Industrial dosed occui rod st.\ oi mme yea .
Police* I'om .Mc'Devitl concerning Rolations Court. This court, whitn ^ ”” retard of re-
1 u r. u i-0Mc.imn„ a hitrh ,.nnrt cuncnce.CVlany 0 presidential and
.seat belts and the key question, has the status of a high court, ^ndidate has
- was set up under the industrial 'ice-pi'esiaentiai canaiaate nas
run for and obtained high of-
The medical record itself should
be forgotten. The events now di.s-
"Aie .seat belts good or bad?’
Tom, who’s investigattHi his
sliare of wrecks in hi.s 19 years
of duty, says, "Sometimes yes,
sometimes no.” He has sc'en acoi-
Retations Act to see that the act
was correetl.v enforced. It is i”.-
tended to piotec the interests ol
both labor and management.
The five militant dockers were
fice with medical or emotional
liabilities. Any liability can he
overcome. .Senator Eaglelon says
he hits bandied and overcome hi.s
his personal problem.
dents in which fastened seat belts accused of iliegally picketing an
saved live.s and others in which inland container depot. They bas-
•fastened seal lioiLs cost lives,
But it was la .grave political
ed their picketing on the gcouiid mistake Lor liiiii to fall to disclo.se
that the work of unloading the <he record in advance of the nom-
puts it, ‘Tt all <le-
coiitainers should have Item gt\-
en to Che dockers, even if the de
pot was locatcHl inland.
ination to the man who had in
vited him to run at his side for
the highest offices in their coun
Be-ssie Lee Bumgardner
.Mt.s. Jessie A. Dean
Mamie II. Gib-ons
.Mrs. Essie P. Goforth
Mrs. A. V. Hagans
Bessie Lee Hannaii
Airs, noyd K. Latiiam
George Moore, Jr.
-Vus. -Minnie Lee .McClain
James Andrew Padgett
Ivey B. Payne
George R. Petty
Grace T. Philbeck
Mrs. Missouri Price
Mis. iBernice Roseboro
(Mrs. 'Mattie C. Stowe
'Mrs. J. H. Thomson
Mrs. Wiley A. West
Mary Leo Williams
Mrs. Floyd Lovelace
Mrs. Elizabeth Rhea
Raleigh G. Smith
Mrs. Lizzie G. Boles
iMrs. Hmdey W. Brooks
Mrs. Agnes Adams
Mr., and Mrs. Cleatus A. Clary,
22i Walker Strc'et, anoiincc tiii’
birth of a daughfer, ThiiiMhiy,
July 27, Kings .Mountain hosjiiial.
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Doici-,
Route 1, Clover, .S. C. announ.,.
the birth of a .son, Friday, .Inly
2.9, Kings .Mountain hospital.
Mr. and .Mrs. Michael S. Man.
ney, Route 2, Gastonm, .\. ('. aii.
nounee the birth of a daugluci
Friday, July 2S, Kings Mountain
Mr, and -Mrs. Charles Ilinsun,
916 Grover Road, iinnotincc ii;,.
birth of a son, Friday, Jul,\ lK,
King.s Mountain hospital.
TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE
But now. O Lard, thou art our father; we arethc clay. a,ul thou our potter; and we all are
work of thy hand. Isaiah Gi:S.
While comment has been mixed on
his action, the consensus seems to be
that his decision was the correct one in
view of his problems.
It is sad that the Senator was ever
However, it’s an ill wind that blows
no Rood and Senator Kagleton said him-
.sell he was glad to have the story out
in the open.
There is no reason to prevent the
Senator from continuin.g to ite a quite
As one newspaper commented, there
are an even one nuncireci si e
there is only one vice-president who ig
literally only one heart-beat from the
Gary Hart, Senator McGovern’s
campaign manager, said the press of the
convention activity, includin.g the abort
ive effort to strip McGovern of some of
his California votes, did not allow suf
ficient time to make check-outs on the
several prospects lor the second spot on
the ticket, which seems plausible.
McGovern is taking a little more
time to recommend a replacemenl.
There are indications he may tap
Senator Ed Muskie, who was left at the
j)ost in his effort to win the nomination
Others are mentioned, too, but at
least two, Senators Ted Kennedy and
Abe Ribicoft have said earlier they
don’t want the nomination for vice-
president. Politicans, like horsemen, shy
clear of a reluctant horse.
Senator Muskie was catapulted to
the national political stage four years
ago as running mate to Hubert Humph
rey, who almost, but not quite, brought
it off in losing by a narrow margin to
President Richard Nixon.
Grover Cleveland was elected Presi
dent twice, in spite of his acknowledg
ment of having fathered an illegitimate
child. But a potential psychiatric prob
lem is something else again.
The revelations are unfortunate for
Senator Eagleton and for his family.
The whole community was sadden-
claimed the life of Paul Gladden at Lake
claimed thelilc of Paul Gladden at Lake
C-'oincidentally, his funeral rites
were conducted twenty years to the day
after the funeral of an older brother
Denvei’ Gladden, also a droHning vic
I’aul Gladden was a onetime news
paper carrier for the Shelby Daily Star,
and hi.s patrons knew him as a really
fine young man, always courteous, al
ways friendly, and dutiful in doing his
.fob of getting the paper to his patrons
Our considerable sympathy, along
with the community's, is extended to
his pai’ents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Glad
den, and to other members of his family.
Egypt Policy Change
F.fTvnt has sent its 20.000 Russian
While the United States is trying to
analyze what the action means to the
United States, the Christian Science
Monitor makes an editorial suggestion
that the United States not make the
mistake of taking the Russians’ place.
The Egyptians, the Monitor reasons,
want to be let al6ne.
It rather makes sense, for all par
Senator Thomas Eagleton has .step
ped down from his candidacy for vice-
president on the Democratic ticket.
The record City of Kings Moun
tain budget is evidence of the city’s
A measure of the budget efficacy
is the amounts to be expended for per
manent or capital purchases, implying
long-term improvements as opposed to
mere operating costs.
The city vvil increase wages pitS
salaries acioss-the-ooara b> x..o pL-i-
cent on September 1, which will bo the
fifth consecutive raise of five percent
The' appropriation for capital im
provements is $230,801, while debt serv
ice for capital purchases previously
made totals $372,6(X). Amortization of
bonds will claim $170,000, while the
bond interest bill drops to $193,500, com
pared to $202,600 for the year ended in
One cannot analyze a city budget
without saying a silent prayer of appre
ciation to the earlier city fathers who
put the city in the power distribution
business and the more recent adminis
trations w’hich added natural gas sales
to the city’s utility stable.
Some cities, Charlotte, for instance,
is not as fortunate, and, as Charlotte
grows, ad valorem taxes remains the
chief source of revenue, keeping Char
lotte administrations under constant
services and tax bill pressure.
Kings Mountain sells its utilities at
favorable rates. Which means the utili
ties user gets a double ibonefit — low
utilities cost and a more friendly tax
The city will spend $187,229 for
police protection, up from $133,250, due
to the addition of seven officers (six
have thus far been added) to provide
Iwo-man night patrols.
The citizens supported this action.
The budget appears realistic for a
Tax Discount Change
In its efforts to aid financially hard-
pressed cities, the 1971 General A.ssem-
bly eliminated ad valorem ta.x discounts,
except on special permission from the
Local Government commission, and
then a maximum of two percent during
the month of August.
Also upped was the late-paymcnt
penalty rate which applies January 1,
rather than February 2.
Kings Mountain was oneof the cities
which asked for the two percent August
The city was wise in this action.
As one city official remarked,
“Without the discount, I su.spect wo
wouldn’t be collecting much in the wav
of taxes until the end of December, and
we have bond payments due in Octo
Harold Dean George
Another event which saddened the
community last week was the death of
Harold Doan George.
The popular service station ownr>r
was a man of friendliest disposition and
a hard-working man from the time he
was eight years old. Barber Coleman
.Stroupe recalls that Mr. George was
one of three brothers who, as boys,
worked for Mr. Stroupe as a bootblack.
Recalling Harold- George, Mr.
Stroupe said he came to work at eight
years of age, found ho wasn’t quite tall
enough to reach his customers shoes.
On his own volition, young George sugr
gosted to Mr. Stroupe that “he might
better quit until he got a little taller.”
A year later, he had gained stature and
returned to Mr. Stroupe’s employ.
“He was a good workman,’’ Mr.
Stroupe recalled. “There was no sitting
about when something needed to be
done, whether it was shining shoes or
sweeping the floor.’’
Some years affo I was involved
in a wieek and was thrown out
of the car, with the result five
ibroken ribs and a punctured lung,
not to mention a painful “burn”
after my slide on the pavement, Pat it this vv^ay:
The future of the docking trade
is one matter. Defiance of the
law is something else.
Mr. and Mrs. Steve E. John-
son, 202 Faysour Street. Gaslmii.i,
announce the birth of a son, Sat
iirday, July 29, Kings .Mminlain
Such political mistakes can a;
so be overcome. Richard Ni.xon
made a similar mistake in 1932
when he failed do disclose his pri-
of the Industrial Relations Court, expense fund in advance of
not it this U.-OV. "The -J >'1= nomination to Dwight D,
Sir John Donaldson, president
"The Lssue is
My vintage car had no seat belts, whether these men aie to lie til- tm ”^tiess^
Somebody asked if I thought I lowed to opt out of the rule ox
would have been better off had law. Can they pick and choose, "Lf hI vS^eX demld^J^
I had them. Like Tom McDevitt, relying upon it for protection ol Nixon’s^mmediate resicna
1 couldn’t answer that. .My in- their home and families but re- tton. H^wis ?WadJ^ gWo
juries were certainly less severe jecting it when, even temporarily, ^ chance to ta’k his
than they might have hei-n. it dbstructs their Industrial ob- ^ nroblem A
Tom theorizes that seat belts J^e°a(.repfanre^^of‘mTrule'^of ''^'’eckei-s was the name oPke
are usually more advantageous the acceptance oi me ruie oi
when a car is struck from the
side or even head-on. He feels
they’re a detriment if one is Jailing of the five dockers in-
struck from the rear. If the belts evitably has the efiiect of making
are properly tight, says Tom, martyi"S of tliem in the eyes ol
there’s no "give” which can work many British workers. This is
a real hardship on a person’s where reasoning and mature
v.a „,c Wh,p,„,. e„.c,.
tn ™ dockers’ ledgtimate claims are
Some weeks ago one bright Pnshed into the background. A
Mrs. Robert F. Davis, -lOG Pine-
view Dr., City
Mrs. Samuel .M. Head, 620 Pho-
nix St., City
Mrs. E. B. Merck, SOS Second
Clark J. Rushing, Rt. 2, City
Mrs. Marie S. Withers, 41S S.
Gaston .Street, 'Dallas
Mr. and Airs. Mart T. Walker,
Route 1, Smyrna, S. C., annouiu-c
the birth of a daughter, .Saliiiil.iy,
July 29, Kings Mountain h<W|ii.
■Nixon cocker spaniel.)
Candidate McGovern is fol
lowing in the Eisenhower patli
by giving Senator Eagleton a
chance to talk his way out of
his mistake. He Ls ti-ying to do
just that right now. We do not
.sunny"'afternoonr“l was nerrl'y Govlm°™‘' Candidate Mc-
smashed twice all in the space ''hkh included Jack Jones, gen- Govern, like Candidate Eisen-
_ like Candidate
of not more than 30 s'^nX*'^ secretary of tire union to hower 20 years ago, wii: have
was on Gold awaiting appri^ch ^^Ich the dockers belong, has
ine traffic before ma1dn» a turn eome up with recommenda- gleton has turned a mistake in-
north on plSlXon^to g"o Jr ‘ions for adjusting work in the to a„ a.sset to party. 'Mn
Herald office. A lady just barely dockyards, but its report stands Nixon did it m 19o2. Tt can 'be
screeched to a stop before little chance of a hearing in the g
smasliing into the rear of my Present hue and cry.
If he fails to talk hi.s way
out then Senator McGovern will
The Labour Party and the have to accept an Eagleton res-
Trades Union Congress (TUC) ignation. It has never been done
car. I made my turn north and
another lady pulled out of the
Winn-Dixie drive without notic
ing me. Happily, she was cutting
Frances Elizabeth Berryhi’.l,
110 W'. Carolina Ave., Bessemer
Mrs. Charles Hinson, 916 Grov
er Rd., City
Manuel A. Moss, 204 Fairview
Airs. Jessie McClain. Rt. 3, City
Mrs. Marie H. Ramsey, 615
Floyd St., City
Mrs. William G. Waidrop, Box
222, Bessemer City
Mrs. John C. Biyant, 404 Alar-
ion St., Clover, S. C.
Mrs. Lawrence D .Styers, 106
E. Gold St.. City
Mrs. Ella Mae Harrelson, Rt.
Jack Edward Davis, Rt. 2, Clo
ver, S. C.
■Mrs. Odus D. Smith, 316 Manor
Mrs. John T. Hale, 107 Ricli-
iand St., Clover. S. C.
Mrs. Marahall Croft, Rt. 1,
Air. and Mrs. Garry Shope, 222
Bast Boston A\enue, Be.s.semi'i-
City, announce the birth of a
daughter, Tuesday, August 1,
Kings Mountiain hospital.
Mr. and Airs. Ronnie W. Qrije |
ory, Route 1, announce the bii ih
of a son, Tue.sday, August 1,
Kings Aiountain hospital.
Mr. and Mrs, Joseph B. Lane,
112 Little .Street. Belmont, N.
announce the birth of a daugh
ter, Tuesday, August 1, King.-
the pylon, so to speak, while I riamoring for repeal of the m Amencan political history, it
. . . _ . - . _ I HP'iattOTis Art ctv at Ka
braked aiid veered right. I am Industrial Relations Act or at can be done. The iDemocratdc
happy for near misses
rather lunendment. Mr. Heath National Committee is legally
tlian hits but the near misses is
hard on the blood pressure.
and his ministers reply that the competent to make a new nomi-
act must be given a fair trial and nation in the event of a resig-
that in the meantime they can- nation.
A report from the National
Safety Council reads that there
were more traffic fatalities in
1971 - something over 58,090 -
not interfere with the process of
the law. So the deadlock seems
but had the slightly encouraging for Mr. Heath. He has trouble
news that the ratio of fatalities enough on other fronts: the de-
per 1000 miles driven was Jess terioraUon of the situation in
While waiting for the McGov
ern decision iand thereafter if
ticket) the Republicans would
be pi-udent to avoid any attempt
It IS a crittica. trial df strength . t'n-ntrnVtw /-n tho ..ffair. dwm,.
than the year before.
to capitalize on the affair. Pres
ident Nixon has issued orders
that all persons 'associated with
him “govemmentally and politi-
Northern Ireland, the continuing caliy” should refrata from any
high rate of inflation anl of un-
mm '“sa laicui ■ comemnt on Senator Eagleton’s
c-a- c , u V. weakening
Chief McDevitt also has a the- of the pound, the recent resigna- , .RepubUcans will most
ory about percentage There are tion from his government of one . honoring it.
siu-e to be more wrecks, he says, of his ablest ministers, Regmald i j &
■because elf the increase in the Alaudling. There is no denyin.g . ,
auto population. He adds, "When that legislation to govern Indus Chrustuin Sruncr Monitor
T was a boy, a group of us would trial relations was sorely needed
load up on Saturday night to go in Britain where the trade un-
to the nearest movie at High- ions have wielded virtually un-
iands. There wasn’t any reason limited power and where wildcat Many responsible men in the
for US' to have a wreck. Often- strikes have caused untold dam- Uabour Party and the unions
times we wouldn’t meet a single age to production. But if there recognize that as long as the
car going, nor a single car com- are flaws in the pi-esent act and act remains on the statute books
ing home. It’s not tliat way now.” lif any of its prolusions seem un- jt should be obeyed not defied.
workable, Mr. Heath vvould be (he same time they will con-
wise earnestly to consider a- tinue to fight for its repeal or
mending it. a( least its revision. This is the
parliamentaiy way and the way
The lesson may well be that to which the British people as a
legislation involving sanctions a- w^hole are dedicated.
'gainst labor n/eds at least a ChriuiOcen Scienre Monitor
measure of consensus from labor.
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One of the best traffic stories
I’ve heard recently appeared in
the National Observer. The inci
dent occurred in Alississippi. A
patrolman noticed a car ahead
weaving a bit in the road, follow
ed it until the car stopped at a
residence. In spite of the officer’s
suspicions, he found the driver of
the car quite sober. His passen
ger was not. But the driver was
biind. “Wei!,” the driver ex-
plainerl, ”my friend here felt he
•was too drunk to drive. I drove
and he was my navigator.” The
officer gave both stern warnings
but didn’t charge them. The offi
cer was quoted, "After all, they
were already home”
It reminded of a promotion the
merchants here put on when I
was a boy. A man drove a car
through the streets of the Kings
Aiountain business district. He
was blindfolded. His wife fol
lowed in a ear behind, all the
while giving hadn signals—the
supposed mental telepathy med
ium. Nebody really believed that.
■Lui the man navigated the stre >ts
10 which other traffic was 'ep.rr
e i without a bobble. How did he
d.) it? That’s one of the m.,'.ste:y.s
or mv young life which wa.s nev-
e" bien revealed.
Ani ther recommendation the
Offtee of Transportation is mak
ing is to, permit right turns on
red siE™ls except where expres ;-
ly prohibited. There’s no ques
tion but that this change would
speed traffic flow.
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