The Kings Mountain Herald
A weekly newspaper devoted to the promotion of the general welfare and published
?or the enlightenment, entertainment and benefit of the citizens of Kings Mountain
and Its vicinity, published every Friday by the Herald Publishing House.
Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Kings Mountain, If. C., under Aot
el Congress of March 3, 1873.
Martin Harmon Editor- Publisher
Charles T. Carpenter, J t. Sports, Circulation, News.
Mrs. P. D. Hsrndon Society
Eugene Matthews Horace Walker Ivan Weaver
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TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE
For every man that asketh receiveth; and he. that sseketh findeth; and to him that
knocketh it shall be opened. St. Matthew 7:8.
Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson,
an interesting personality and supposed
ly an able one who has the responsibili
ty of running the defense establishment,
deserves plaudits for his frank state
ment last week in which he said, "There
Is a risk to living in the middle of the
The statement 'was a preface to his
saying that no amount of money can
make America completly bomb-proof. It
would take a kamikaze-type raid to do
it, the Secretary continued, but the Ja
panese had kamikazes and it is conceiv
able that other nations, to wit, Russia,
could find some fanatically zealous
youths who were willing to take a one
way ticket to oblivion.
Mf." Johnson- pleased -Lha majority -of
the nation when he announced parings
of defense establishments. The people
liked the fresh idea of a man in govern
ment who wanted to spend less.
He displeased the thinking people of
the nation a few months later, when he
made a "we can lick anybody"
i 3t?tement. It's good to have confidence,
as Roosevelt did in his famous Chicago
"quarantine" speech of 1937, but Roose
velt was getting rough before he had the
tools, and was proved before the eyes of
people of the Piedmont area in North
Carolina during 1940 maneuvers, who
will recall that the soldiers went thorugh
the war-games frequently using three
Stumps for artillery.
It would seem that Mr. Johnson's most
recent statement Is back to normal and
a more true indication of the real situ
While his statement is hardly com
forting, it tells the truth. Leaders who
delude the people with a false sense of
^security are guilty of extreme derelic
tion or duty, and many think, are more
criminally guilty than many of the Ger
man and Japanese generals now in pris
on for war crimes.
I Coal Settlement
It was indeed good news that the coal
strike was about to be settled, at least
good news on a short-term basis,
It appears that John L. Lewis has a
gain won at least a partial victory, in
terms of more money for the miners and
more money to the welfare fund.
His winnings do not take into account
the expense Involved. to the miners who
lost several weeks pay, to other workers
who were subjected to layoffs because
there was no coal, nor to industry, both
coal and otherwise, none of which can
prosper without operating.
But Lewis' victory was short-term too.
The question of what the miners are
going to do over any given period of time
has more and more people installing oil
burning and gas-using equipment for
heating, and for other purposes. It ap
pears, for instance, that the day of the
steam-burning locomotive is numbered.
Only the most die-hard nil man would
deny that John L,- Lewis has been among
oil's most priceless sales assets. Oil is
easier to handle, true enough, and gives
good performance, but there was a time
when the cost of oil was prohibtiye. The
differential between the cost of oil and
coal has been so greatly narrowed, that
most people are willing to pay the now
slight additional cost in order to have,
the additional convenience and further
assurance of a continuous supply.
Our congratulations to Temple Baptist
Church who, indeed, can take a great
measure of pride in reviewing its first
five years. Much progress has been
made, and the members and leaders de
A Foolish Bole
" Woodro\v Jones, the Congressional
candidate, gave a very interesting re
sume of the rise of Communism in his
speech last week to the Kings Mountain
The address was delivered in interest
ing manner, and showed some historical
digging on Mr. Jones' part, and it was
well- received by the majority of those
who heard him. Att the same time, it
left something to 'me desired, for the
Lions clufb (and, most civic clubs here
and elsewhere) have, for the past few
years had a steady diet of anti-Commu
nistic speakings ? usually delivered by
good American citizens who have been
no closer to Russia, or other Communis
tic nations than the Ports of New York,
Charleston or Norfolk. The same was
VertuaflJy true of Mr, Jones, who did his
naval service on the Pacific side, we
Point the Herald is making is that the
address of Mr. Jones wa^ virtually dic
tated by club policy by which the club
tells any candidate who might be on its
rostrum to belay politics. This is real
rough on the candidates, for about every
problem mentioned Is political to some
extent these days. Thus they grope their
way to the only obvious subject which is
guaranteed to offend none in this area:
Occasionally a candidate will take the
bull by the horns and relate to his hear
ers what he thinks about this, and that
and the other thing. Prime example was
then-Candidate Scott who availed him
self of such an opportunity at the Ki
wanis Farmer's Night banquet last
spring. Though it caused some anti
Scott folks present to tear their hair, It
was a good progratn.
The Herald would like to see the civic
clubs eliminate this silly, ostrich-type,
In the Jones instance, the Lions had
a man hefore them who might well be
their next Congressman. They missed
the opportunity to learn what they
might expect from him in event he wins, t
And it's the Lions fault.
Senator Frank P. Graham continues to
surprise. There was some raising of the
eyebrows last week when Spencer Love,
chief of Burlington Mills, and, many
thought, at the opposite end of the politi
cal pole from Dr. Graham, announced
that Graham was Love's man. There
must have been a deal more Monday
morning, with the Graham announce
ment that he is firmly against socialized
medicine. The nice thing about it is that
Dr. Graham, if past performance is any
indication, will stand hitched. He has
said he is against it, he'll be against it.
Those who thought Dr. Graham will be
easy pickings in the spring political wars
are likely to be in for more surprises.
' . f . - ?
A best bow to the Davidson High
School Bears on winning the Charlotte
division tourney in the colored Class B
division, and best wishes to them in the
state tournament this weekend.
Congratulations to Mrs. Juanita War
ren, newly-erected president, and the
other new officers of the Kings Moun
tain school teachers organization.
Two things to do: write your checks
for the Red Cross and Boy Scouts, if you
have not already done so.
Our congratulations ^^MM^yPftun
ey who has been elected secretary of the
Brotherhood of the United Lutheran
Church. This is a high honor to a Kings
YEARS AGO item* of m?i tak m u ran tho kmo flfcf .-.f
THIS WE E K Klnga Mountain Pwtdd.
G. A. Bridgets, prominent King*
Mountain hardware dealer, filed
yesterday afternoon <as a candi
date for County Gommiaaioner In
the coming Demrocrat'c primary.
J. L. Sertlemyre, Jr., young, Jo- )
cal artfcst, recently completed a
painting, depicting a scene from
"The rthyroe otf the Ancient Mar
ln?t," which he presented to the
Kings Mountain High $ehool.
?octal awb ranowAL
. The Try-L club held ha regular
meeting at the Margmce club
hou*e last Friday evening. Me*
darae* Oliver Fall*, Martin Fred
rick, Gratt Flower* were the hoe
? Mr*. C. D. Blatnon entertained
members of the Home Art* club
and Invited guest* at her ' ome
on GoW street last Wednesday
afternoon. Yellow Jassamine, Jon
qull* and. other early spring flow
ers were uwd in decoration.
Dr. and Mr*. 3. S. Norman ate
on a ten-day* pleasure trip to
Mr. and Mr*. M A. Ware and
family a?* spending a few week *
*ut. and Mr*. Phillip O. Padgett
ar. now living in the home for
merly occupied by Mr. and Mi*.
| W.J. FuUcer*on.
Rev. ami Mr* P. D. Patrick and
Mr*. H. T- Fulton. Sr. IMt' Mon
day morning for -Palm KaiDor.
Fla^ t* a <j Ijfr . Z
Ttom the standpoint of pub.
HHiiin Tuesday alfbfi Jay
? . Minstrels of 1*50. this piece
but th? time chart get
At any rat*. It may urn
for the laycees
__ dm* !?*
I) 1 think the minstrel
annuity Idea to as bright as a
now medal fluorescent light
Show business has always boon
attractive to Just dboat ovary
body. There's something glam- ..
orous and self-sattofYlng about
patting on grease paint and
getting before the loot lights,
and. though the minstrel hard
ly qualifies at high-level art.
it to good entertainment on the
local level. The minstrel men
themselves have a good time
doing the Job, and their neigh
bors like to see them in action,
So, since the time chart to
messed up, all I can do to to go
bock to the only minstrel I was
ever In which was produced
here on March 27, IMS. It was
called "Minstrel Flashes of
1936" and the American Le
gion post wat the sponsor.
As I recall, 1 was In the chor
us (no great help, as 1 couldn't
carry a tune any better then
than I can now) and sat next
to pr. Paul Hendricks, Paul
wasn't a m
then, bat -
young chemistry teacher .band
director and eligible bachelor.
Wake Forest. But *aal sang
pretty good. Maybe that was
the reason 1 was sitting next to
him. I can't remember who was
on the other side.
m-f ' . ?
Mr. Interlucoutor was J. E.
Gcrrln. at that time superin
tsfadsnt of what ii now Bur
lington Mills. Mr. (Santa, lad*
dentally. Is BOW with Burling
tMbtad ha* one o< thoM
swanky- looking 'Vice - pt?fi -
id*at-ln-charge-ofV la front of
his noma. Tho director was tho
lata Trad Budisill, who was
"kinfolks" to tho Jacob S. Man
nay family and otbor p*opl* In
town, and tho black- faced men
wara Odoll McGlnnls. Charlie
W axlick. Konneth Crook. Bod
Layton. Thornton HarrilL and
I don't romombor too much a
bout tho mlnstral part of tho
minstral- review show, but 1
soon to racall that Odoll (Dab)
McGlnnls. in addition to hi*
sharp minstrel ? variety repor
ter with Bod Layton (or was It
Kenneth Crook?) sang tho
thon-pupalar song Tn Gonna
Sit Bight Down and Writ* My.
?olf ? Letter*" 1 also mm to
ram? n her that Smyra Wil
liams. sow In Wlncton-Salom,
Which required getting the
??ice up a couple of octaves a*
boTo the staff, but Tm pretty
suss that George Mom did
?"Harvest Moon" In "a show of
an earlier day, ;
.. liw L*gion's show was a mas
sive two-part. Job, with the
mlnstral coming first and with
a revue second. Jim Herndon
was th# master *f ceremonies
for tho revue and It woe quite
?axled from a night club show
to squara dodng. If Vm not
mistaken, one of th* squara
dancing pairs, in appropriate,
costume, woo A. P. War lick and
Robert (Bunt)) Allen.
Thing* have moved along
right much in those 1 4 years,
a* previously indicated, with
many of the group now living
and working in other places.
Mike Milam, who was in tho
cast 1* in Hew York celling
fabrics. Thornton HaniU is in
Florida - superintending th*
stringing of new power lines.
One of the features of the *how
was an entertain
ment by tho Maaney Twin* at
tho plana. Now they're getting
underway in the concert field
' as duo-pianists.
By A. C. Gordon
Around the World
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<0-linflfd State* o)
4 1 -Wrath
a ?? Well-known waterway
44? Native of a laig*
* 7 - Partook of (ood
49 -Oreangoing vettel
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t Otirk mythological
maiden btlaml by .
3 -Country recently over
run by the Red?
7 -Syllable aiipM ta
note of the muiiral
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9 Country with Wettern
Europe I large*! army
1 1 ?Nation known foe III
I 5 - Prim of the Bible
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whlcb ha? been riucti
In the newt
1 9? Equine foot -
21 ? To ery
72 ? P.n like marka
2 J? Audi alia it often
called Down "thit"
1 7 Wath lightly
IS -The ruler of thia
vtyted the U. S
2t? Watety etpantet . .
in ? Combining form mean
13 ? A poet'i "even"
? -The "Co?n State" of ,
the U. 8 labbrev.)
16 Man's niekiiame
1 1 ? In Scotland, a bargain
1 J ? Original name of Nova
14 ? theniKal tymbol for ?
15? Unruly (roup of people
19 ? One of the Great Lakrt
20 -Hateful ?
2 J A tettine upon f plural I
24 -Well-known French
26 ? flattened
i 7 ? Corded fabric
J I - City of North France
J2 .?To awvrve
it ?Small ot<enirig
it Latin lot "unlett"
.17 Mutical inttrumenl
J9 ? Partake* of tunthine
44 - Command uted in
guiding teamt of So r tea
43 Cere 1 1 (rain
4S ? Perform
1 Provided that
2 ? Nocthwettern U. 8.
??? Roman numeral
J? A native deputy in
? ? Mr# lure of area
? UNHEEDED LAW
Down In Clinton there will not
be cars given away, or '"raffled"
at a drawing, for a long, long
time to come.
A group of civic leaders decid
ed that an easy way to raise mo
ney for the 1\>llo drive would he
to "give away" ? car, toy selling
chances at one dollar each.
.The idea went over fine, and
about 3,000 chances were sold,
and sales were brisk, when Judge
R. Hunt Parker, holding court in
Sampson county, called in the
chairman, and advised him that
the plan of awarding the oar con
stituted a lottery in violation of
a North Carolina criminal law.
Then (Judge Parker cited the
chairman Section 144290, General
Statutes of North Carolina.
After reading the law, the
chairman Immediately called off
the deal, and offered a refund to
all persons who wanted their mo
ney back. Some 300 people sought
refunds, and the remainder kept
The plan which was being
worked In Clinton Is well known ,
jnrer all North Carolina, and
there are few places but what
have had the same plan operat
ed in their community.
North Carolina saw fit to pass
a law forbidding such practices,
and the attorney general lias is
sued rulings that such are a vio
lation of the law, regartflete for
what purposes they are held.
As long as it Is a law, then the
taw should be obeyed. 1, the peo
ple don't JMce the law, then H
should be repealed. Until It is re
pealed, those who violate the law
are subject to the consequences.
YOU CANT WIN
(Quitman, (Ga.) Free Press)
We hear that gentlemen have
adopted those plaid shirts for
party wear. They would do that
Just as we poor folks had got to
the place where we could afford I
a boiled shift.
As of January 1 on-farm sup
plies of grains (corn, wheat, oats
barley, and rye,) in North Caro
lina totaled 57,894,000 bushels.
This was the second largest farm
stocks for tills date during the
past ten years.
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