The Kings Mountain Herald
A weekly newspaper devoted to Che promotion of the general retfar* and published
lor the enlightenment, entertainment end benefit of the dtteens of Klnga Mountain
end tte vicinity, published every FWdey by the Herald PublMHng House.
liieeil so escond dm matte et die paeia<flc? et Kings Mountain. If. c. under Aet
of OongroM of March 3, 1873.
Martin Harmon Editor Publlaher
Chart? T. Oeipentei, Jr. Sports, Circulation, rtewa
Mrs. P. D. Hemdon Society
Eugene Matthew* Horace Walker Ivan Weaver
Paul Jackson Charles Odems
TgUgPHOWggt Society. 187; Other, 283 ^ * -
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TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE
A naughty person, a wicked man. walked with a froward mouth. Proverbs 6:12.
Races Are Set
On the state- wide and district level,
1950's political races are formally set.
There weren't any last-minute surprises
which affect Kings Mountain and Cleve
land County, ana there were few across
Thus the main interests of people of
this area will concentrate on the two sen
I atorial campaigns and the four-man af
fair for 11th district Congressman to suc
ceed Major A. L. Bui winkle.
Senator Clyde R.. Hoey, of Shelby,
doesn't figure to have to much trouble
in retaining his seat against Marshall
Kurfees, mayor of Winston-Salem, who
has i>een running for some office or an
other for the past 18 years. He finally hit
on the Winston-Salem mayoralty, but
few political observers ? in spite of Kur
fees' expectation of corrallng the orga
nized labor vote ? think he'll come
close. Mr. Hoey, as former Governor and
long-time servant of the electorate, is
well-known on a personal basis through
out the state. Most Important, he is
known favorably. The people like him.
In the other race for the Senate, Dr.
Frank P. Graham, Scott-appointee, is
listed as the man to beat. He has the ear
lier start over his opponents, Willis
Smith and Bob Reynolds, and his utter
ances and statements of recent weeks in
dicate that he is not quite as far to the
left as some of his chief critics think. He
also has the Scott-organization support.
Smith is less-known, but highly regard
ed by those acquainted with him. His
platform announced over the weekend,
is not greatly different from Graham's,
yet he will, nevertheless, carry the ban
ner of the more conservative element in
North Carolina, who, though they don't
want to return to the unbalanced situa
tion of the thirties, do feel that the so
called social programs can well be halt
ed where they are, at least temporarily.
Former Senator Reynolds, an effective
campaigner, is an isolationist. Other
wise, his domestic program is as leftist,
if not more so, than Dr. Graham's.
" For the House, there are three major
candidates. Charles T. Hamilton, of Gas
tonla, Woodrow Jones, of Rutherfordton,
and Nat Hamrick, of Rutherfordton. The
fourth, Micrfey Walker of Rutherfordton.
does not figure to get many votes ? even
in his home county. Of the three major
candidates, all are of somewhat similar
feeling, they have indicated, about gov
ernmental policy. The winner may well
be the one with the greater will to work,
and with the best personality.
Both the Graham-Smith-Reynolds fra
cas and the Jones-Hamilton-Hamrick
battle have all the earmarks of produc
ing slambang political fights, with most
observers predicting second primaries in
Add to that the already warm, soon-to
be-hot, three-way joust for sheriff, and it
can be seen that Cleveland County is in
for an interesting spring. And the word
"interesting" is quite probably an under
It won't be long until the census-takers
are active ringing doorbells to get the
latest facts and figures on the people of
the nation. Every citizen should get ex
cited about the census and should be sure
he's listed. On? fellow rejnarked the &th
>r day he didn't think he'd ever been
listed, and he was no juvenile. It might
be hard for the 15 enumerators in this
area to see everyone. If it looks like
you're going td be missed, telephone one
of the enumerators.
Our congratulations to Mrs. Candace
Miller Mauney, who has reached the ex
clusive nonogenarian circle. Mrs. Maun
ey has lived a life of service, which
makes citizens of this community even
happier that she has attained her nine
Aid The Bond
The Band association, a group of par
ents and interested citizens anxious to
further the progress of the city schools
band, is conducting its annual fund cam
The amount sought is $1,500. ' (Last
week's Herald said $2,500, but the figure
was Inadvertently given to the Herald
It takes money to make the mare go,
and it takes money to make a band go.
There are uniforms to buy, music to pur
chase, large instruments to purchase.
And $1,500 dwindles quickly when ap
plied against such purchases.
No better selection of a band cam
paign leaders could have been made
than Dr. Paul El Hendricks, who as Di
rector Hendricks, first put the Kings
Mountain band on the map. Dr. Hen
dricks went through the experience of
building a state and national champion
ship band from a very tiny group of be
ginner musicians. He knows, perhaps
better than anyone else in Kings Moun- \
tain, how much is required in the way
of monetary assistance.
The fact that he is willing to head a
fund campaign for $1,500 Is sufficient
proof, if any were needed, that the mon
ey will be used to good purpose.
Blessing In Disguise ,
Commissioner of Agriculture Ballen
tine, in his address at the Ldons Farm
ers' Night, told the farmers that the re
duced cotton acreage might prove a
blessing in disguise, if they put their ex
cess tillable soil to producing other pro
He pointed to the possibility of live
stock production and dairying, which, he
felt, some farmers would And suitable to
The commissioner's recommendation
appears a good one, as some farmers in
this area have already found out
. This area is not producing the milk it
consumes, and much of it, In certain sea
sons of the year, is shipped from Wiscon
sin. Soil of this area is suited to the grow
ing of hay and grass crops, which at the
same time build the soil. And on-the
scene milk production should certainly
be cheaper to market, at greater profit
to the farmer, than shipping milk from
The rank-and-file of the teachers of
the state are embarrassed over, the fight
concerning the winner In the North Car
olina Education association presidency
campaign. All the the teachers are hav
ing to undergo teasing about the teach
ers' (1) inability to mark ballots cor
rectly, and (2) their inability to count.
Why the teachers have to use such a
complicated method of voting (individu
al ballots are taken in the local units two
weeks before the convention, then tabu
lated while the speech-making la going
on) is hard to understand. They meet in
convention annually and the delegates
customarily attend. It would seem that
the convetnion method of electing would
be the proper one, and most certainly
Governor Scott Is still cracking the
whip, it would appear. The state elec
tions board departed from policy to
make changes from party leader recom
mendations on county election* boards
in no less than eight counties, among
them Buncombe and Haywood. It will be
recalled that both counties gave hand
some majorities to Charlie Johnson In
the election of two years ago. The Hay
wood (county seat: Waynectville) vote li'.
the second primary was 7 to 1 for John
son over Scott.
Do not put the Red Cross on short ra
tions. Write your check for this year's
contribution at once!
YEAHS AGO Itnuofnm
THIS WEEK ?ngi Mountain Herald.
tht 1M0 flkM ol the
ftev. S. C. Cooper, President of
the lAttheran Seminary Colum
bia, S. C., wiH speak at the annu
el community Earner service
which 1* to he held at 7 a. m. Sun
day morning at <he Centra) high
Mr*. Aubrey Mauney has Just
received word from Dean Akwa
"JK of the Music faculty of Wo
man'* College, OeenSboro, that
two of her oomporftions won first
SOCIAL AND PEK90NAL
Member* qf the GteanerbCteei
of che Vim Baptist church school
hekl their regular monthly meet
ing at the home of Mrs. Rank
Cox, with Mn. Richard Hold a*
Mlsse* Betty ?nd Jean Evelyn
Caah, daughters of Mr. and Mm
David Cash, entertained a num
ber of their school friends at a
lovely Joint birthday party.
Martin L. Harmon cams home
last Saturday for the Bauer boll
Johm ie Ham, soa of Mr.
Mia. Dick El am, ha* returned to
Raleigh where he is a student at '
Mia* Janet Scoggln* of the high
achool faculty will visit her sfts
in Augusta, Oa., during the
? mm** Tkw*?$Mm
ter, Bobbie Uean, Mrs. James S.
Mis- Story Campbell
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bo Mm mil1y. *wtd
bmllt ?*T ab
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maay forms, apptrlag aat only
to actual can* traction of build*
lag*, but to imk, to hobbtos .
aad to cmm. (Carol is ?
word I'to norer Ukod much.
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curatory as It should
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high school or hi yn la
IJaha <L. lowto, .
?h. ?% ?aaday. all qualify
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should bo wood.)
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tho cdr-ca*tlo ball
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any air caitlwU
?m sure ths^H
Pie who fall in |
?Some dream all the
Th? air castlo
starts my oarty la
hl?h schooL that's
hell wind up.
By A, C. Cordon
World of Butineat
II ? Pnk denoting "ataln"
1 1 ? Ckminl iirmbol (or
l?? Official iMmmtlon a I
1?? Imposing irranitmtnta
IS? To kc?I?
10 ? To droop
11 ? Towards
>1 ? Mm** nicknam*
1 5 ? Noun tuffo equivalent
1( ?A b|il right to control
17 ? Compensation* for pco
J I ? A detail on an Invoice
11? To make won*
34 ? Gardening Implement
II ? On** to whom your
America (abbrev )
41 ? Uial Measures
41 ? Parental nickname
44 ? Time pn*t
4 1 ? Yewi Administrative
41 ? Three-toed doth
4?? Wepoetfavi tlx receipt
?f ? butine** letter
S4- The nifcbt before an
II UStr aB-whM^EP-^
Shake* peare Meed
la ? To recall, at a law
I ? Measure 61 areixht
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4? Winter land vehicle
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f ? Weight at a container
I ? Miner'* measure
- (Rutherford County News)
Abrabari Lincoln I* credited
with the following ten stste*
ments, or good advice. Read them
carefully, they are worth know
ing, regard leas of who is their au
1. You cannot bring about pros
perity t?y discouraging thrift.
2. You cannot Strengthen the
weak by weakening the strong.
3. You cannot help the strong
men by tearing down big men.
4. You cannot help the wage
earner by pulling down the wage
cannot further the bro
therhood of man by encouraging
c bass hatred.
61 You cannot help the poor by
destroying the rich.
7. You cannot establish sound
security on borrowed money.
8. You cannot keep out of trou
ble by spending more than you
9. You cannot build character
and courage by Asking away
man's initiative and Independen
NX You cannot help men per
manently by doing tor them whet
they ooubl end should do for
Ever so important, we think,
ere these Statements end If such
* philosophy could be adopted toy
all state end national adminis
trative heads, our people could be
emancipated from bonds that
hold noses tight to many types
IT SHOULD HELP
Bloody as last year was on the
highways of North Carolina, re
ports show that 1960 is off to en
even better start in the matter of
highway accidents than the year
1949. Reports for January Just
issued show a marked increase in
the number of accidents over Jan
uary last year.
It goss Without saying that the
driving public is responsible for
the increase, and it will be the
driving public that wlll be re
sponsible when there is a de
It is interesting to note, how
ever, that 63 additional highway
patrolmen have recently been as
signed to duty to the state. That
should help some in the matter
of accidents, as driven ere more
apt to use care and precaution
when they tear the pieesnoe o* a
patrolman. That la, many have
moie fear of being "pulled" for
careless and reckless driving
than th*y have of being killed
for the mnc cause. '
Deadline Near In
Excellent training and a chan
ce to win a grand prize of a one
year college tutltdon scholarship [
we being offered to rural youth
in (the 1950 Cooperative niy
Contest, according to L. JR. Har
rill, 4-H Club leader for the State
College Extension Service.
Harrill ?dd all C3tlb III! Ilrijgfi
are invited to submit esays this
yesr-Etast pdai <?, a oM-yaw
scholarship and $140 in cash. In
addition* $1,000 in <*?h awards
will go <o district and county win
The contest, which las ponsored
by the Partners Cooperative Ex
change and the N. C. Cotton Grow
era Cooperative Association, 1s o
pen to any rural boy or girl who
is not over 21 years old and who
Is enrolled in regular high school
work. All entries must be in the
hands of school officials or coun
ty extension agents tr> April 1.
Of the hundreds of subjects sub
mittcd as titles for the 1950 con
test. "My Part in the Farm Pro
gram of Tomorrow" was finally
seledted because of its timell
neas. Miss Jo, Earp, of Route 2>
Having qualified ass adminis
trator for the estate of Miss Mae
Adams, deceased, before the
Clerk of the Superior Court of
Cleveland County, all persons
having claims against said es
tate are required to file same
with the undersigned on or be
fore the 3rd day of March, 19(0,
or this notice will be pleaded in
bar of their recovery.
All persons indebted tf> said cm
state win please make immediate
Tub the 2nd day of March, 1&L0.
o. L? Adams. Administrator.
J. R. Davis, Attorney.
m-3 ? a-7
mm -? ? ; ?
|. That HAM6 ON J
?? ?vw a*?M?
to help loose
phlegm sod aid nature to Mocbe sod
to sell you a botde of ,
with die undemanding you bum 10m
As wt<r k Jajn die couj-h
?* 3go aw to km jro or money beck.
Cleveland, a teacher of hosne #
conomics at the Cool Spring*
High School, submitted this aufe
Since this annual contest w?
begun 20 year* ago, more than
80,000 young people have partic
ipated. This year the sponsor* es
timate that 8j000 boys and girls
will compete for the award*.
Because the contest deadline is
set for April 1, Hairill said those
who plan to enter but who have
not yet started wortt should hegin
?milling their material as *oon
KS? It * ? a k?llKful in*r?dUsa
Protect jom7 family** heilffc
A LITTLE S
9 Foil-paid Shares, at $191 mcL
Interest paid semi-annually.
# Optiopal Savings. Invest any a
mount any time. This new popular
savings method is ?specially good
lor those who have varying a
mounts for savings. Interest credit
share, per week. Stock matures to
full-paid shares of