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p-inled by Mus s \ I Ice Ttidenhour,
jourhaiism teaefr-'r. and Mr. Howell
Lane, prin^pn:. visited rhe Char
lotte Observer on Mi) 19 to see th*r
process by which a newspaper is
J tie students arrived in Charlotte
at approximately five o'clock. Their
first visit was to station WBT where
they were shown the studio. The
next stop was Hotel Charlotte where
tile newly organized WBT TV de
montsration television station is lo
cated. The students had the oppor
tunity to see for the first time a tele
vision program- Until nine o'clock
the students spent their time enjoy
ing the variou* amusements of
At. nine fifteen the students were
greeted by "E. L. Hardin, who was
the guide for the trip through the
Charlotte Observer building. The
first place the students were shown
was the editor's office, where Mr..
Hardin explained the different sour
ces of news. They viewed reporters
aj they compiled news for the pa
per. and the teletype machines
which brought news from around the
world into the office of the paper.
In th<? composing room, the huge
linotype machines, putting into type
the news which constitutes the pa
per. was the feature attraciicn. Aft
er this process the "slugs" made by
the linotype are set up ia a steel
trame and pressed into a "matrix'.'
or cardboard Imprint Then the "ma
trix" is cast into a semi-cylindrical
mold which fits the press.
The students were taken to the
basement where the press, the final
step of printing, rolls out the daily
paper. The pupils were given a copy
of the Observer as it came off the
The last department visited was
the circulation room where papers
are shipped over the Carolinas and
the world. ?
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Kin?s Mountain, N. C.
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JLo-cal Students Win ;
In Forensic Tourney
is Mountain Htgh student*
carc.r*d off two first piace honor*
and one second place 4n the annual
Western conference Forensic Day
contest held at the high school. Fri
day. May 20.
Oemauth Blanton and Jean Lynch
are the fir?t place winners and Joy
ce Falls the second place.
The complete list of winners and
their subjects were: Orations and
dtv.amations division ? Demauth
Ban con of Kings Mountain, "The
Perennial Problems of Mankind,"
first, and Hoke Thompson, Jr., of
.Shelby, "The Big Parade,',' second;
'Reading and Recitations ? Jean
Lynch of Kinjs Mountain. "Afraid
of the Dark," first, and L<*>na Dab
bins of Forest City, The White Cliffs
of t>jver," second.
Lyric or non-dramatic poetry ? ?
Carl Ray Webb, Jr., of Shelby, "The
Raven," first, and Joyce FalLs of
Kings Mountain, "The Cremations
of Sam McGee, second; Original
speeches ? Joe Mauney of Shelby,
"Challenge \q the Individual", first,
and Betty Wise, of Lincolnton, "The
Constitution Worth Having." second.
First pl$ce winners in each divis
ion will receive medals.
Four schools, Forest City, Kings
Mountain, Shelby, and Lincolnton,
entered the forensic meet.
McEntire Now Heavy
With The First United States Army
Corps in Kyoto, Japan, 10 May. .1949
?Private 'First Class Wood row J.
M^ntire of Kings Mountain, N. C., '
?is now serving as Heavy Equipment j
Mechanic, with the 79th Engineer
Maintenance Company, an organiza- i
I ^ion of First Corps, located in Kyoto,
Honshu, Japan, known as "The City
The 79th Engineer Maintenance
| Company has charge of the mainte
' nance of all heavy construction e
quipment, such as bulldozers. 4 1-2
[ trucks and cranes for all of central
Honshu, the largest of Japanese
Private First Class McEntire Join
! ed the Army in November 1912 at
j Fort Jackson, S. C., and completed
his basic training at Camp Butner.
' He Joined the 79th Engineer Main
tenance Company formerly at Dar
wyn, Austrailia in 1944 and partlci-.
pated in the Asiatic Pacific Theater
of Operations during World War II.
Prior to Joining the Army, Pfc. Mc
I Entire was employed by Phenix
Mills in Kings Mountain, N. C.
j Sausage is referred to in writings
' aj old as Homer's Odyssey.
An oyster can produce 114,000.000
eggs during its lifetime.
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Sir Isaac New*on was a poor stu- i
dent as a young boy.
Amethysts were once thought to
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Rabbits breed from four to eight
times a year.
In snakes and gecko lizards, the
tear duct opens Into' the mouth.
?Eiifphanto of C**yion ^r?> <???neraiiy
Only the male nighclngaugj smgs.
famine occurs tn some portion of
India every year.
The population o? North America
more than doubled between 1380 and
White elephi&nta in Siam are bap
Used and feted like human beinga.
Phones 187 & 2S3
OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO
and to the community ?4
en the opening of the new
ELECTRIC SUPPLY CO. Inc.
The Electrical House of the South, for:
Power Equipment ? Electrical Supplies ? Lighting Fixtures
Headquarters for LIGHTOLIER and V1RDEN Products
220 West First St. ? Charlotte. 2. H. C. Phone 3-2321
Moa- thru Fri ? A. M. to 5 P. M. Saturday 8 A. M. to 12 M ?**
Robert H. Pinnix
TttophwMi W43 _ '* * (Sflrtiiilii. M. C
Giand Opening? Wednesday, June 1st