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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, August 03, 1972, Image 2

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«an s° ’, ¢ ° 3 ‘a ‘, S 9 Cor Ve 206 South Piedmont Ave. i ! Martin Harmon . Miss Elizabeth Stewart Gary Stewait . Miss Dshdie Thornburg Established 1889 The Kings Mountain Herald SFsesttttrennans CER teen rrr rer esata Kings Mountain, N. C. 28085 A weekly newspaper 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 the 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. EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT Toons inn is rassiosvusnenisee Editor-Publisher Circulation Manager and Society Editor Sports Editor, News * ives ree ary veeessesaasss. Clerk, Bookkeeper Rocky Martin MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT Allen Myerg Roger Brown Paul Jackson Herbert M. Hunter 404 One year $4; (Subscription One year $5; But mow, O Lord, thou art our father; work of thy hand. Isaiah 64:8. : Right Decision Senator Thomas Eagleton has step- ped down from his candidacy for vice- president on the Democratic ticket. 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 nominated. | However, it's an ill wind that blows { no good and Senator Eagleton said him- i self he was glad to have the story out in the open. There is no reason to prevent the Senator from continuing to be a quite effective Senator. As one newspaper commented, there are an even one nundrea sc : e i! there is only one vice-president who is ; literally only one 'heart-beat from the ib White House. ; Gary Hart, Senator McGovern’s campaign manager, said the press of the convention activity, including 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 for the second spot on the ticket, which seems plausible. McGovern is taking a little more time to recommend a replacement. There are indications he may tap Senator Ed Muskie, who was left at the post in his effort to win the nomination ig McGovern got. Others are mentioned, too, but at least two, Senators Ted Kennedy and : Abe Ribicoff have said earlier ‘they y don’t want the nomination for vice- president. Politicans, like horsemen, shy clear of a reluctant horse. | Senator Muskie was catapulted to bil 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. 1 The revelations are unfortunate for NE Senator Eagleton and for his family. Paul Gladden The whole community was sadden- claimed the life of Paul Gladden at Lake ’ claimed thelite of Paul Gladden at Lake i Caswell, | Coincidentally, his funeral rites | were conducted twenty years to the day +... after the funeral of an older brother ! Denver Gladden, also a drowning vic- tim. Paul Gladden was a onetime news- paper carrier for the Shelby Daily Star, and his patrons knew him as a really fine young man, always courteous, al- | ways friendly, and dutiful in doing his job of getting the paper to his patrons with dispaitch. Our considerable sympathy, along | with the community’s, is extended to i his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Glad- den, and to other members of his family. Egypt Policy Change Feypt has sent its 20.000 Russian “advisers” home. While the United States is trying to analyze what the action means to the i United States, the Christian Science i 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 alone. It rather makes sense, for all par- ties. MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES PAYABLE IN ADVANCE In North Caroline and South Carolina six months $2.25; three months $1.50; school year $3. in North Carolina subject to three percent sales tax.) | In All Other States 3°] six months $3; three months $1.75; schooi year $3.75. PLUS NORTH CAROLINA SALES TAX TELEPHONE NUMBER — 739.5441 TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE we arethe clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the VAD y 1} k MEDICINE By MARTIN HARMON The Office of Defense Trans- portation has thrown out some safety suggestions for public scrutiny, among them a require- ment that motorists fasten their seat belts. m-m It reminded of a conversation I had last week with Chiel. of Police Tom MdDevitt concerning seat belts and the key question, “Are seat belts good or bad?” m-m Tom, who's investigated his share of wrecks in his 19 years of duty, says, “Sometimes yes, sometimes no.” He has seen acoi- dents in which fastened geat belts saved lives and others in which ‘fastened seat belts cost lives, m-m As Tom puts it, “It all de- pends.” City Budget The record City of Kings tain budget is evidence of the growth. Moun- 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 wil increase wages pnd salaries across-the-poard by pei cent on September 1, which will be the fifth consecutive raise of five percent per annum. a sav The appropriation for capital im- provements is $230,801, while debt serv- ice for capital purchases previously made totals $372,600. Amortization of bonds will elaim $170,000, while the bond interest bill drops to $193,500, com- pared to $202,600 for the year ended in June. 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 which 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 benefit — low utilities cost and a more friendly tax bill. The city will spend $187,229 for police protection, up from $135,250, due to the addition of seven officers (six have thus far been added) to provide two-man night patrols. The citizens supported this action. The budget appears realistic for a growing community. Tax Discount Change In its efforts to aid financially hard- pressed cities, the 1971 General Assem- bly eliminated ad valorem tax 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-payment penalty rate which applies January 1, rather than February 2. Kings Mountain was oneof the cities which asked for the two percent August discount. The "city was wise in this action. As one city official remarked, “Without the discount, I suspect we wouldn’t be collecting much in the wav of taxes until the end of December, and we have bond payments due in Octo- ber.” Harold Dean George Another event which saddened the community last week was the death of Harold Dean George. The popular service station owner 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 he wasn't quite tall enough to reach his customers shoes. On his own volition, young George sug- gested 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 ago I wag involved in a wreck and was thrown out of the car, with the result five broken ribs and a punctured lung, not to mention a painful “burn” after my slide on the pavement, My vintage car had no seat belts. Somebody asked if I thought I would have been better off had I had them. Like Tom McDevitt, 1 couldn’t answer that. My in- juries were certainly less severe than they might have been. mm Tom theorizes that seat belts are usually more advantageous when a car is struck from the side or even head-on. He feels they're a detriment if one is struck from the rear. If the belts are properly tight, says Tom, there's no “give” which can work a real hardship en a person's neck via the Whiplash effect. m-m Some weeks ago one bright sunny afternoon, I was nearly smashed twice —all in the space of not more than 30 seconds. I was on Gold awaiting approach- ing traffic before making a turn north on Piedmont to go to the Herald office. A lady just barely screeched to a stop before smashing into the rear of my car. I made my turn north and another lady pulled out of the Winn-Dixie drive without notic- ing me. Happily, she was cutting the pylon, so to speak, while I braked and veered right. I am happy for near misses rather than hits but the near misses is hard on the blood pressure. m-m A report from the National Safety Council reads that there were more traffic fatalities in 1971 something over 58,000 but had the slightly encouraging news that the ratio of fatalities per 1000 miles driven was less than the year before. mm Chief McDevitt also has a the- ory about percentage. There are t of his ablest ministers, Reginald Maudling. There that legislation to govern indus trial relations was sorely needed in Britain where the trade un- ions have wielded virtually un- limited power and where wildcat strikes have caused untold dam- age to production. are flaws in the present act and If any of its provisions seem un- workable, Mr. Heath would be wise earnestly mending it. sure to be more wrecks, he says, because off the increase in the auto population. He adds, “When T was a boy, a group of us would load up on Saturday night to go to the nearest movie at High- lands, There wasn’t any reason for us; to have a wreck. Often- times we wouldn't meet a gingle car going, nor a single car com- ing home. It’s not that way now.” mm One of the best traffic stories I've heard recently appeared in the National Observer. The inci- dent occurred in Mississippi. A patrolman noticed a car ahead lowed to opt out of the rule ol law, Can they pick and choose, relying upon it for protection of jecting it when, even temporarily, it obstructs their industrial ob. jectives? It is a very simple is whole way of life is based upon the acceptance evitably has the efifect of making martyrs of them in the eyes of many British workers. This is where judgment get brushed aside in a wave of emotionalism. Evan the dockers’ pushed into the background. A government approved committee, which included Jack Jones, gen- eral secretary of the union to which the dockers belong, just come up with recommenda- tions for adjusting work in the dockyards, but its report stands little chance of a hearing in the present hue and cry. Trades Union Congress are clamoring for repeal of the Industrial Relations least its amendment. Mr. Heath and his ministers reply that the act must be given a fair trial and that in the meantime they can- not interfere with the process of the law. So the deadlock seems total. for Mr. Heath. enough on other fronts; the de- terioration of the situation Northern Ireland, the continuing high rate of inflation and of un- employment and the weakening of the pound, the recent resigna- legislation involving sanctions a- gainst labor nzeds at least a 3 Sg measure of consensus from labor. ‘weaving a bit in the road, follow- _ - viewpoints of Uther Laitors- - ~~ SE = * 5A 2 : BRITISH DOCKERS THE EAGLETON ' AND THE LAW PROBLEM The fact that Senator Eagle- ton had a medical record should not be an issue in this American political campaign, but the fact that he did not disclose that re- cord in full to presidential candi- date George McGovern is another matter. It raises a question about his candor and judgment, It is a bitter irony for Edward Heath that thelegislation he in- troduced to improve industrial relations is backfiring to the ex: tent of raising the possioility. of a general strike, The massive labor walkout which started in Britain last weekend was caused by the im- prisonment for contempt of court of five dockers who deliberately flouted an order of the Industrial Relations Court. This court, which has the status of a high court, was set up under the ¥ndustrial Relations Act to see that the act was correctly enforced. It is in- tended to protec the interasts of both labor and management, The medical record itself shouid be forgotten. The events now dis- closed occurred six or more years ago. ‘Theré is no record of re- currence. Many a presidential and vice-presidential candidate has run for and obtained high of- fice with medical or emotional liabilities. Any liability can be overcome. Senator Eagleton says he hag handled and overcome his is pe ; roblem. The five militant dockers were his ‘personal problem accused of illegally picketing an iniand container depot. They has- ed their picketing on the ground that the work of unloading the containers should have hecn giv: en to the dockers, even if the de- pot was located inland. But it was a grave political mistake [Jor him to fail to disclose the record in advance of the nom- ination to the man who had in- vited him to run at his side for the highest offices in their coun: try. 2 pt » Such political’ a so be overcome. Richard Nixon made a similar mistake ‘in 1952 when he failed to disclose his pri- vate expense fund in advance of his nomination to Dwight D. Eistnhower. The General! was as visibly surprised and ‘distressed as Senator McGovern was in this case, He very nearly demanded Mr. Nixon's immediate resigna- tion. He was persuaded to give Mr. Nixon a chance to talk his way out of his problem. Mr. Nixon succeeded in doing so in the famous. “Checkers” speech. (Checkers was the name of the Nixon cocker spaniel.) The future of the docking trade is one matter. Defiance of the law is something else, Sir John Donaldson, president of the Industrial Relations Court, put it this way: “The issue is whether these men are to be al their home and families but re sue, but vastly important for oul of the rule of law.” Candidate McGovern is fol- lowing in the Eisenhower path by giving Senator Eagleton a .. ‘chance to talk his way out of his mistake. He is trying to do just that right now. We do not forecast the outcome of the ef- fort. Jailing of the five dockers in- reasoning and maiure leigtimate claims are At some point Candidate Me- Govern, like [Candidate Eisen- hower 20 years ago, wil! have to decide whether Senator Ea- gleton has turned a mistake in to an asset to the party. Mr. Nixon did it in 1952. Tt can be done again. has If he fails to talk his way out then Senator McGovern will have to accept an Eagleton res- ignation. It has never been done in American politica! history. Tt can be done. The Democratic National Committee is legally competent to make ia new nomi- nation in the event of a resig- nation. Party and the (TUC) The Labour Act or at While waiting for the McGov- ern decision (and thereafter if ticket) the Republicans would be prudent to avoid any attempt to capitalize on the affair. Pres- ident Nixon has issued orders that all persons associated with him “governmentally and politi- cally” should refrain from any comemnt on Senator Eagleton’s medical history. The order is proper. Republicans will most help their party by honoring it. It is a critica?! trial df strength He has trouble in ion from his government of one is no denying Ho : : Christian Science Monitor Many responsible men in the Labour Party and the unions recognize that as long as the act remains on the statute books it should be obeyed not defied. At the same time they will con- tinue to fight for its repeal or at least its revision. This ig the parliamentary way and the way to which the British people as a whole are dedicated. Chrisitiam Science Monitor But if there to consider a- The lesson may wel! be that 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 blind. “Well,” the driver ex- plained, “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.” m-m 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 Mountain business district. He was blindfolded. His wife fol- lowed in a car behind, all the while giving hadn signals—the supposed mental telepathy med- ium. Nobody really believed that, Lui the man navigated the streats io which other traffic was barr- el without a bobble. How did he do it? That's one of the mystervs of my young life which waz nev. er been revealed. m-m Another recommendation the Office of Transportation is mak- ing is to;permit right turns on red signals except where exnres;- ly prohibited. There's no gues- tion but that this change would Want To BUY? SELL? RENT? HIRE? THEY GET RESULTS! Phone 739-5441 Try HERALD WANT ADS speea traffic flow, . Birth. KINGS MOUNTAIN I Announcements Hospital Log VISITING HOURS Daily 10:30 to 11:30 AM. 3to4 PM. and 7 to 8 PM. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Clayton 1, Box 392, Bessemer City, 3) nounce the birth of Yi son, WW. nesday, July 26, Kings Mouniain hospital. Bessie Lee (Bumgardner Murs. Jessie A. Dean Mamie H. Gibbons Mrs. Essie P. Goforth 5. A. V. Hagans Mr. and Mrs, Cleatug A. Clay, 221 Walker Street, anounce i), Bessie Lee Hannah birth of a daughter, Thursday, Mrs. Floyd R. Latham July 27, Kings Mountain hospi] George Moore, Jr. J i“ 4 rs, Minnie Lee McClain Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Dovey, Route 1, Clover, S. C. announc the birth of a son, Friday, .J,, 98, Kings Mountain ‘hospital James Andrew Padgett Ivey B. Payne George R. Petty Grace T. Philbeck Mrs. Missouri Price Mrs. Bernice Roseboro Mrs. Mattie C. Stowe Mrs, J. H. Thomson Mrs. Wiley A. West Mary Lee Williams Fobert Woods Mrs. Floyd Lovelace Mrs. Elizabeth Rhea Raleigh 'G. Smith Mrs. Lizzie G. Boles Mrs. Hurley W. Brooks David Sharpe MIS. snes Adams hospital. ADMITTED THURSDAY Mr. and Mrs. Mart T. Walker, Mrs, Robert F. Davis, 406 Pine- Route 1, Smyrna, S. C., announce view Dr., City : the birth of a daughter, Saturd:y, Mus. Samuel M. Head, 620 Phe- July 29, Kings Mountain hospi nix St., City tal. Mrs. E. B. Merck, 808 Second St., City 3 (Clark J. Rushing, Rt. 2, City Mrs, Marie S. Withers, 418 S. Gaston Street, Dallas ADMITTED FRIDAY Frances Elizabeth Mr, and Mrs. Michael S. \la,. ney, Route 2, Gastonia, N. C., ay nounce the birth of a daughte; Friday, July 28, Kings Mountain hospital. Mr, and Mrs. Charleg Hinson, 916 Grover Road, announce 1 birth of a son, Friday, July 2, Kings Mountain hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Steve E. John. son, 202 Paysour Street, Gaston, announce the birth of a son, Sai urday, July 29, Kings Mountain 222 Bessema birth of a August Mr. and Mrs. Garry Shope, Bast Boston Avenue, City, announce the daughter, Tuesday, Kings Mountain hospital. } £) in Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie W. Grg¥ Berryhill, ,.v° Route 1, announce the bifih 110 W. Carolina Ave, Bessemer .¢ , «on Tuesday, August 1, City : ; Kings Mountain hospital. Mrs. Charles Hinson, 916 Grov- ar. and Mrs. Joseph FE. Lane, er Rd. City 112 Little Street, Belmont, N.C, Manuel A. Moss, 204 Fairview announce the birth of a daush. St., City : ter, Tuesday, August 1, Ms. Jessie McClain, Rt. 3, City wountain hospital. Mrs. Marie H. Ramsey, 615 Floyd St., City Mrs. William G. Waldrop, Box 222, Bessemer City ADMITTED SATURDAY Mrs. John C, Bryant, 404 Mar- ion St. Clover, S. C. Mrs. Lawrence D .Styers, 106 E. Gold St., City Mrs. Ella ‘Mae Harrelson, Rt. 2, City ADMITTED SUNDAY Jack Edward Davis, Rt. 2, Clo- ver, S. C. Mrs. Odus D. Smith, 316 Manor Road, City ADMITTED MONDAY Mrs. John T. Hale, 107 Rich- land St., Clover, S. C. Mrs. Marshall Croft, Bessemer City Kings SAFE AS AMERICA U.S. SAVINGS BONDS | Rt. 1, —— PUT ATHLETE'S FOOT DISCOMFORTS * With REXaA/, FUNGI-REX Don't suffer another day of painful itching!. And YOUR FOOT DOWN ON _ don't chance spreading it around. 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