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Many people have aald that thla year’s
Union 'Ihankaglving service was the best
ever. I feel that Is so, but so many had a part
In this that I would like to thank them on be
half of the Kings Mountain Ministerial
First, I wish to thank the Resurrection
Lutheran CSiurch and their pastor. Rev. Olen
Boland, for the prlvUege of using their
sanctuary. 'Ilielr choirs had such beautiful
anthems and their ladles served delicious
Rev. Eugene Land brought a challenging
and appropriate message on the
“Magnlflclent Minority” - the one healed
leper who returned to thank the Saviour and
give Qod the glory.
I thank Ood for His mercies, for the good
weather, the wonderful feeling of Christian
feUowshlp we Aare here In Kings Mountain
between the ministers and the congregation.
"It U a good thing to give thanks unto the
DR. CHARL.es E. EDWARDS
For Kings Mountain
tistt, IS MX months; 1
eDnoRiN.s&afiiofK Thursday, December 16,1976
Some strange reactions to bi-tceeldy
Ihsuiksglvlng week The IClnor-Herald begiui publishing twice-weekly. We had
been careful to publlelie this fact tor at least two weeks prior to diat.
Tb that point everything seemed In qrter.
But sfter the two editions each week began some people In Kings Mountain
apparently came unglued. For some reason, the logic of which totally esciqies us,
afew of our resulers cannot get straight what we are trying to do.
Ihere are a few vdio continue to think the paper comes out on Mondays and
Wednesdays. And there are some edio think It Is published dally. If unfamiliar
with the method of circulation weeklies use, namely through the malls. It Is easy
to understand the misconception. When there Is a post office holiday we must
either ptibllsh ear^ or late. This accounts tor the Monday and Wednesday
editions nianksglv^ wesk. Tha papers sold at drug stores, cafes, grocery
stores and what have-you usually lay around from week to week. That might
account for the beUef we are a dally.
Ihls doesn’t bother us. r Is the hostlUty we have encountered from some
readers and dealers we cannot fathom. One dealer said leave the Thursday
paper only because "I just don’t think you’all oughta be publishing two papers a
Another reaction Is “ JUst what do you think you are putting out two papers a
week?” We suppose ttiose pe<g>le think ’The Mirror-Herald la trying to ’’get above
Beware! The holiday
ripoff artists at work
It’s that time of year again when emotions are running high, and organizations
throughout the United States are playing on these emotions to gain monetary
sigiport for so-called charitable purposes.
Beware! Some of these solicit^ organizations are not legitimate, and diey
are not licensed to soUclt In North CanSina.
Ed Edgerton, head of the Solicitation Licensing Branch of the North CaroUna
Department of Human Resources, estimates that close to one-third of the giving
occurs during the last two months of the year. ’’This would be due to more ap
peals being made for support and our response to the needs of others Is greater
during the holiday season. Lastly, there are thoee who wish to take advantage of
the close of the tax year with additional deductions, ’ ’ stated Edgerton.
Before making a donation to a so-called charitable organization, find out where
the sponsoring organization la located and the street address, what specific
charitable group the money Is going to, how much the charitable groiq) will be
receiving and where the salesman Is from. Do not be fooled by T-shirts with
emblems or an ID card wife the salesman’s name printed In magic marker.
In order to gain a tax deduction tor your gift, the organization must be ruled
tax exempt by the Internal Revenue Service. Gifts to Individuals do not qualify
as a tax deduction.
If you suspect that a solicitation Is not legitimate, contact your local Better
Business Bureau or the Solicitation Licensing Branch, P. O. Box 12300, Raleigh,
North Carolina 27606, telephone 010-829-4610.
Its raising,” as the old folks used to say. ^ .
We have talked with pubUshers In other areas who have gone to two or three
editions each week and have discovered tha reactlan there ha^bem^ mme as
mm SiB positive reactlM^Jt twice-weekly Mirror-Herald has been mudi
lb the leaders edio have had their minds blown over the fact the MlnwHeield
Is now a Uttte bigger and better than It once was, we can only hope. In time, you
too will grow used to the tact.
And befeiesomooiie Otoe fata bopping mad at this, us quickly say this to ^
and never would be Intended to take anything away from the tote em^
publisher of this newspaper. For 16 years he was a personal friend and a teac^
to the currentadltor of The Mfitw-HOrald. But the tote Mr. Harmon wojUd the
first too admit tha Mirror-Herald subscribers receive today to not the Kings
Mountain Herald of yesterday.
Newqiaper equ^iment and styles change and we must change with the times
or go out of bualneos.
Peihaps the strange reaction on the part of a tow readers and dealm to best
emdalned as a natural reaction with a break In tradition. Anytime the status qw
to iQMet some people get upset Sorry about that But bear with us and we will
bear with you.
EO cops a top tv
prize in Hollywood
AfUmpioducerother than the dyed-tn-ths-
wool Hollywood type has won recognlUan for
his product and In Hollywood, of aU ptoeos.
Ctoveland Countian Earl Owensby, whoso
EO Produetlom has created five motlan
iSctures for theatiiesl release, received an
award for an hour-long TV pilot at a big
affair In Hollywood.
"Stunt Drtvor” la the tltte of the epiaode
and Is baaed on the character OwonSby
created for his feature ’’Death Driver.”
At the television festival EO copped "The
Beat New Program Projected Series” award
and praise from the magazine, Televtslcn
Wright Brothers made
history at Kitty Hawk
event. Know uMre about nsudng a nswmper than
A1 Proiss, tha man wto proaanted EO the you do about ruantag a oats.”
award last week, aald, ’"Ibo jury felt this “Maybe,” Klaer shot baek, ’’but I know
(Stunt Drtvor) la a very good program and oiose about which football team to bat .sn
actually, the boot now program In the ui— you do.” ;
’nmt’sthiwayltgooe. It’s aU done la )o^
■ -- 1 dlseoverM
I to the taU of bis )i
conunereial telovlalon. It ahows what Is
‘real America,’ yet It Is realistic. And has
enough human comedy to avoid the eampa4f> b
projected TV mrles.
western lands of North Carolina to the
United States government.
’The national government had taxed the
separate states, based on their size, to pay
Its war debts for the Revolution, and North
Carolina thought It was better to trim Its
area and population than pay the
This paved the way for what was the
western section of North Carolina to be
admitted to the Union as the State of ’Ten-
raporto that’’things are looking up as tor as
the movie Industry la the CaroUaas. There
^mnntobeagreatdealof Interoto amoiig
series, according to Owensby, ’’We’n see
what h^pens In the next few months.”
Department set uv shop for the second tlmo
One of the most famous events In North
Carolina took place on December 17,1008 —
the first recorded flight of man.
Orville and Wilbur Wright’s Invention
sailed off the skqws of KlU Devil HUl at Kitty
’The event transcends state history, ac
tually, and Is a memorable event In the
history of all mankind and his eternal reach
for the sklea
The Wright Brothers flight Is regarded,
specifically as "the first powered flight of a
heavler-than-alr-machlns.” The brothers
from Ohio not only made a name for
themselves In the annuls of America’s
famous, but brought special attention to the
’Tar Heel State as their actual testing
A national n
mark the site of that first flight.
On December 20, 17TB, according to the
North Carolina Historical Almanack, the
state’s last Provincial Congress also elected
three delegates to the ConUnsntal Congress
In Philadelphia. They were Thomas Burke,
WtlUam Hooper and Joseph Hewes.
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The state’s last Provincial Congress was
dlaaolved on December 38, 1778, after
electing Richard Caswell as the state’s first
He amumed Ms duties as soon as the
Provincial Oongrem completed Its labor.
Walter Hines Page, newspaperman,
author and Ambassador to Great Britain,
died In Plnehurat on December 31,1018.
Thomas Blckett, governor of North
Carolina during World War I (1017-31) died
on December 33, 1031 shortly after leaving
His term In office was noted for the strides
made In social welfare legislation. Included
were the establishment of the Juvenile court
system, a mandatory six month school term,
child labor laws, prison reforms and others.
James C ’Turner, one of the nine North
Carolina govsmora to be bom in Virginia,
was bom on December 30, 1708.
, As a IB-year old farmboy, he served under
Oeneral Greene In the Revolution. He served
In both houses of the North Carolina
Legislature and at 88, became one of the
youngest governors In the state’s history
Reminded of this, Jbe Smith, who Is em
ployed at Foust’Textiles, said he hoped other
”I iMg cMlIa one mlnuto and fever the
nnrt,” Smith said, and after hs was airs 1
the dumdast urge to go wallow In the mudl”
WWle wolfing down eggs and sausage at
The Mlnlt Grill the other morning, I lltoened
to DarreU Austin and grUl owner Fred Klaer
going at sadi other.
"Wltet are you SOU doing here?” Kiser
’Tv» already paid,” DarrsU answered.
’T’m Just dttlng hers talklag to ye olde
edttor. Besides, no more buatnsss than you
get you should be happy I’m here.”
I around. The plaee was fun cf
“You see that, don’t you?” Klaor atosd.
peinttng to a dollar MU seotch-taped to the
akimlnum hood over the grffll. "ThafstoraU
I know a lady who really has |
A million dollar personality
And thousands of others, sweet as can be$
She to always smiling— I
No matter what nor oilers ii
If she can reach down and help you $
She to always waiting there. j
It’s Just like the sun shining through a eloi|d
TMs lady don’t live so tar from mo j
She’s anelghbor, like Jesus was Bwaklngaf
Worthy of a sister’s love.
the oporathig tooUtttos Of Notolor MlUa, Iiie.
of Kings Mountain.
A Kings MW"’***" oouple. Or. and Mrs.
Paul Nolaa, sooklag to adopt a ehlld and
wantlag tbs adoptloa oomplatad In tUna for
- ■ ■ w tbs parents of fine tr’-
y of Oonoord Sunday at 4
in St. Matthew’s L
Wonoan’s Chib C
What to more beautiful
With aU kinds of srUd flowers.
That growon mother earth t
AU kinds cf beautiful birds I
That sing here In their mirth. |
What could be more strong :
Than nature’s almighty hand
With every living thing about us :
Display her worts throughout the lan^
What then can we do: •
WUhthesegreatgUto from above, :
This beautiful world wo Uve In t
And His Eternal Levs. s
What than Is any bettor? 1
Than to Uve for thla Almighty One :
Than, great our reward win be :
Nothing on earth to any greater ;
Than to Uve and serve our friends :
When thla life to over • '
There’U be no sad word Uke end.