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, N. C., under Act
of Congress of March 3, 1873. ' '
Martin Harmon Editor- Publisher
Charles T. Carpenter, Jr .' Sports. Circulation, News
Mrs. P. D. llerndon .....' Society
Eugene Matthews Horace Walker Ivan Weaver
Paul Jackson Charles Odems
TELEPHONES: Society. 167; Other. 283
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TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are'
the way of life. Proverbs 6:23.
It Might Work
Trior tp June 25th, first day of the
Korean war, it is quite doubtful that the
United Nations Organization, post
World War II effort to eventually form
a world federation, could have obtained
a vote of confidence from the majority of
the people of this nation and of many
The world had watched it, first hope
fully, then resignedly, as Russia and her
satellite nations appeared to be trying
to sabotage every effort at world co
operation the majority wished to under
take, the satellites with their votes, Rus
sia with her veto.
Today the feeling has changed to hope
?,~>--futaoKB.-again. as -the would- .wntehws- th*?
developments in Korea and hopes thaET
the eall of Russia's Korean bet will find
the Reds bluffing.
The Korean war is the first big test
for the United Nations, and while Amer
ica is well-aware that the major portion
of the troops and materiel in action un
der the United Nations flag comes from
? the United States, there are other evi
dences ? in addition^ to the signatures
or more than 40 governments ? that the
war is a United Nations affair. The first
good news for U. N. forces came over the
past weekend, and among the accounts
? was the report of Australian planes
bombing and strafing North Korean tar
gets. The sight, of the Australian planes
made the weary U. S. troops most Jubi
lant. The British have naval divisions in
action, and any navy veteran who sailed
in "convoys with British warships during
World War II, knows the comfortable
feeling it is to see the British task force
of ships with their wonderful names
? cruising along in 'the distance. The
American soldier and sailor criticized
the British during the last war for the
British definition of .cooperation "do it
the British way," but the British Were
never accused of unwilingness to join
If there is any real hope for world
peace it is that it will come through a
world federation of nations, in state
statutes, with willingness of the minority
to abide by the decisions of the majority,
jio matter how momentarily distasteful.
It took a Civil War to establish the
policy in the United States and it is
hardly possible that the Korean War
will finally set it for the world.
But success for the U. N. forces' in the
Korean War is the first big test for the
United Nations. If U N. fails here, the
chances for continuing world peace will
be set back many .years.
Our congratulations to the First Na
tional Bank on publication of its interest
ing and * informative booklet "Fifty
Years of Progress," which commemora
tes not only the 50th anniversary of the
First National Bank, but a half-century
of steady growth x>f the community.
The fact that Kings Mountain Build
ing & Loan associations paid out more
than $18,000 in semi-annual dividends at
June 30th indicates that many citizens
are taking advantage of the opportuni
ties for savings offered by these two in
stitutions. Persons who form the habit
of saving small amounts in regular pe
riods never cease to be amazed at how
the small savings count up to large sums.
In turn, the money is put to good use,
helping neighbors build homes and oth
er buildings. Budgeting expenditures is
important, and it is the wise man or wo
man who budgets a portion of his earn
ings for savings.
? Commendations are in order for Presi
dent Truman and others of the adminis
tration for quickly obtaining an injunc
tion against the striking rail union on
the Rock Island railroad, which had con
tinued to ignore the international situ
ation in failing to call off its strike. It is
a time for unity, not internal strife.
The 1950 Draft
Developments in Korea will determine
just how much the selective service act
will be used to increase the strength of
the armed forces during thie coming
Of course, the news that the draft will
he operative ? provided enlistments
and volunteer requests for active duty
by reservists do not provide sufficient
men? was of keen interest to almost ev
First announcements indicated that
not too many men will be called for duty
in the armed forces, particularly if the
North Korean invaders are repulsed.
And some further feel that the action to
make the draft operative^as as, much a J
r " ^TTpTorii'atiiT move is a "inififary'oniv since
it is another step in convincing Russia
that this nation means business.
As usual, the flower of young man
hood is most desirable for service and
will be called up first.
Already, the parents of youth in the
19-26 age group are wondering if their
boys will be summoned, and business
and industrial firms are wondering what
Inroads will be made into their organi
zations ? either by the draft or possible
activation of national guard units and
activation of reservists.
The Raleigh News and Observer gives
pretty good advice on the subject. To the
young men of draft age, it suggests, "Go
on with what you are doing, whether
working or studying, but do not forget
the possibility that these plans may be
Though the sun isn't too pleasant on
hot summer days, bus riders aren't hav
ing as much difficulty with the side
walk bus station Kings Mountain now
has as they will have in winter, when
the sun does not warm too much, and
when rainy, cold days are frequent.
The Herald is not aware of existing
regulations governing carriers with re
spect to accommodations for passengers,
but it suspects that the bus companies
are breaking one city ordinance each
time a bus passes through the commun
ity and makes a stop (as all do). This
law is one which requires buses to load
and unload in off-street areas.
It poses an interesting problem as to
what to do, and the Herald would like
to see incoming City Administrator M.
K. Fuller go to work on the bus station
matter as quickly as he arrives in the
community." The job is a half-public,
half-Chamber of Commerce one, but it
is one which needs some attention.
Many local citizens were shocked
when it was announced that Kings
Mountain, temporarily, was to become a
bus flag-stop, but even the most pessi
mistic hardly thought the condition
would continue for as long as it has.
And, at the moment, it doesn't appear
very likely that Kings Mountain will
have a bus terminal in the forseeable fu
ture ? unless the city administration
and civic groups put the push to the
The North Carolina Press association,
meeting in Asheville last weekend, gave
considerable time to the discussion of
ways and means to lower the accident
total in North Carolina. As Josh Home,
Rocky Mount publisher put it, "It seems
pretty foolish to advertise the beauties
and wonders of North Carolina as a
tourist rnec^n. then scare the tourists
away with news of record highway ac
cident totals." The press, as a general
policy, is advocating more stringent en
forcement of existing traffic regulations
and make some recommendations for
new regulations for consideration by the
1951 General Assembly.
A best bow to Tommy and Phillip Ba
ker, who recently continued to show
mastery in the field of model plane
building and flying.
Items of news taken from the 1940 files of the
Kings Mountain Herald.
' A charter has been granted by
the Secretary of State at Raleigh
to Kings Mountain OountTy Club,
Inc. The organization was au
thorized to operate and maintain
a county club for the purpose of
social and recreational actlvties.
The corporation will be a non
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL
Honoring Mrs. Wilson Craw
ford, a recent bride, Mrs. J. W.
Crawford, Mrs. Harold Crawford
and Miss Octavla Crawford were
hosess at a lovely tea at the
Crawford home at West Mountain
street last Friday afternoon.
Mrs. W. K. CrooH entertained at
four tables of too 4c ort Wednesday
afternoon, complimenting her
sister-in-law, Mrs. W. H. McGill
J of Dallas, Texas.
Mrs. Carl Mauney was hostess
' at seven tables of bridge enter
taining at her home on East
| King street Wednesday after
By Martin Harmon
v Containing bit* of mm. wis
dom. humor, and common L To
bo takon weekly. Avoid
By the time this appears In
print it will bare boon Just a
bout a week to the minute that
the lady of the bouse and 1
were checking in at Grove Park
lan at Ashevllle for the annual
convention of the North Caro
lina Press association, annual
ly a good one and this year
(No. 78) no exception. But then
all newspaper gatherings are
good ones, for I am Inclined to
believe that newspaper folk
enjoy talking shop more than
any other group, be it mer
chant. banker, or any other.
The program was good too
and the sideline entertainment,
a trip to Mount Mitchell over
the new, yet unopened Park
way, and a visit to Cherokee
for the "Unto These Hills" pa
geant. made a full three days,
though we passed up the side
trips. We felt like Harvey Laf
foon, the Elkin publisher who
remarked as a number of the
group were leaving for Mount
Mitchell. "I'm really up here to
do some professional testing."
Feature of the opening ses
sion was an addnu by John
ny McKnight the Cleveland
County Associated Press report
er who has recently returned
from Italy and who is now ta
king a leave of absence to write
a book about the Pope. The
McKnight book should be a
good one. as John is an excel
lent reporter, and since be is
also a confirmed Protestant
(Presbyterian, 1 believe) the
hook should :>ave considerable
appeal, not only to Catholics.
-QUI to Protestants as W?1L A
mong the many interesting ob
servations Reporter McKnight
related were his opinions that
the European Recovery pro
gram has been a worthwhile in
vestment and his view that the
voice of America propaganda
broadcasts of the State Depart
ment arc sot quite as effective
as some of the more enthusias
* ?uPP?rt?" Of the program
think. McKnight bases his feel
tact that the stan
dard of living behind the Iron
Curtain and in European coun
tries is not like It Is in Amer
ica. and that there is not too
great a population of short
wave receiving sets in the oc
cupied countries. But it is still
an avenue, he feels, and any
avenue to the Iron Curtain
countr.es i, better than none.
On the following evening.
did the honors, and I admit to
some disappointment at the
time in the content of his ad
dress. On second thought I
suppose the retired general did
about as well as he could und
er the circumstances. Military
men have to watch what thev
?Pd 1 ??PPoee the medici- ?
nal department expects too
much. He did remind his audi
ence of some interesting truths
shown by history: (i) the
Whe?, pu,hed< can
become the world', toughest
.man; (2) men alone
are helpless without adequate
materiel; (3) tj,e American,
customarily waiting for the ag
'? ??<"*? U.. II,. I mo1?..
aI ? <H?Oj?an.
mOVe ln the in
filtration could well have start
ZiJl ?tb*Z P?lntj on the
globe, the general pointed out.
al >???? in end-product
1S2LS ,War and ?5d the
Kremlin inner circle must pon
th i biggest problem
SSilHd StaW poUatial ot the
Stat**- now that this
-TkL *?T refusing to
Karl 5*^. t<lk* OW South
rwJOFSZ importance of ,
Half the fun of conventions is
^ lri#ad* and nak!
Ther. was .till
about ^hL TltT^Un?
""v1: mi9 Senate election.
that , impression
that the newsmen would
again, if the opportunity offer
Graham some for Smith?? iot
?* ? ? . Claud* T
Citi sons-Tbnes' execut^T
??T* his brother. D, HU
P?i>U*her of the
... but Bill
Barrett, of Ml Holly and Bel
CROSSWORD + * \ ?v A . r.
1 ? Perform
3 ? Moit popular medium
ul home entertainment
S ? Syllable- applied to
note of musical' teal*
1 ? Serious stage presen
10 ? To expect
13 ? Popular name for
radio's dUpensers of
(two words -plural)
1 T ? Part of verb "to be"
18 ? Is deserving
19 ? Latin connective
20 ? What gamblers' do
with their money
22 ? Working surface for
exponents of the
"grunt- and-groan" art
13 ? Employed
2 5? Indefinite article
26- - Printer's measure
18 ? Prefix signifying "oof"
30 ? Break suddenly
31 ? Motion of the roulette
33 ? Ball player's mistake
36? One end of the boat
Entertainment For You
38 ? Popular name for
j? ?Worthless coin
41? It ia (poetical >
4 2 ? Came borrowed from
4 5 ? Exist
4 7? Most popular
American card game
48 ? Toward
49 ? Participant in a game
50 ? Enjoyer of one means
53? Thick .
54 ? Prefix denoting
1 ? College degree
, 2-rTo establish by decree
3 ? What a croupier likes
to do to the chip*
4 ? T*ees
5 ? How to enjoy the radio
6 ? Preposition
8? Directs the s^ht
9 ? Master of Science _
1 1 ? Pronoun f *
15 ? Radio announcers are
cevotecs of this kind
1 6 ? Catast. ophic .*
No-Trump (abbrev )
20 ? Participant in a game
21 ? A form of the game
23- ? A single pari v
2 4 -?The successful defense
man in football does
4his to the ball carrier
2 7? Blemish
28 ? Increases the poker pot
30 ? Disappointing si?n
displayed for disap
pointed theater -goer*
32 ? A tennis barrier ?
34 ? Opponent# in a game
35 ? To drench
3 7 ? Created a disturbance
39 ? Sleepy-time noise 1
40 ? En >loyers
4 J? Imitated
44? Woody plant hJ
46 ? Parental nickname
48 ? Newspaper announce*
46 ? Large eaatera U. S.
51? Prefix denoting
" ? ..in"
? *n*a oi muxic . "again"
Soo The Want Aa Section For Tills Wnk'i Completed Puzzle
BOONDOGGLE IN RENO
That $975,000 RFC loan to a
Reno hotel which has as its only
visible means of support a roar
ing gambling casino and the Ne
vada divorce racket strikes us, as
it strikes Senator Douglas, as
"extending the concept of the
welfare state too far."
The Illinois senator, who is cri
tical of the loan, is kidding it a
little. We're serious.
While It is true that the RFC
loan was made to bail out some
private banks, nevertheless the
Reno activity is the wrong kind
of loan business for Uncle Sam.
The Reconstruction Finance Cor
poration began in the days of
Hoover to put business back on
its feet. The operation was sound
ly conceived and for the most
part wisely executed. But it looks
as though the RFC in its years of
overripe maturity has engaged
here and there in giant boondog
The Fulbright committee which
is investigating RFC activities at
least leaves the Impression that
it would number the days of this
once highly useful agency. For
our money the Reno loan should
cut the number down.
Where today there is opportu
mont. whom I regard the top
humorist of the North Carolina
Poess, officially closed, out the
discussion . . . "Let* ? not all be
going back and raising rates at
one time," Bill remarked. "Ev
eryone will know we're Just
trying to pay for our keep while
at Grove Park Inn." . . . Chan
ced into Nick Beadles, a school
friend I hadn't Men In ten
years in an Asherllle drug store,
to leaxn that He will teach
economics at Wellesley. the
swank girls school near Boston,
next, year . . . The medicinal
family was uccuSed a couple of
times of going on a second
honey-moon by staying at
Grove Park . ? . this was lau
ghingly denied until the dinner
music started, and It turned out
that the plane player was he
same one we'd heard on the
post-wedding Jaunt . ? . good
one too ? ? ?
$275 with 25?-gal tank
ntty for legitimate capital invest
ment, capital generally la avail
able. There is no*possible com
parison between the money mar
kets of 1932- and 1950. Thus It
is high time to consider whether
the RFC has outlived its immedi
ate usefulness as a pawnbroker
for destitute business. It should
be allowed to make a grateful ex
it until such a day? ^perish the
thought! ? as it is needed again
to backstop a genuine business
No marketing quotas will be
proclaimed for the 1951 wheat
crop, the U. S. Department ot Ag
riculture has announced.
How mild can a cigarette be?
and am.nz the millions who Jo...
wA? starrmj in
? South Pacific"
Ezio Pinsa says:
"Mildness is all
Important to me
as a singer. I
smoke the ci (?A
rfette that agrees
with my throat...
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