The Kings Mountain Hexald
A weakly newspaper devoted to the promotion of the f?aertl welfare and published
for wte enlightenment, entertainment and benefit of the citizens of Kings Mountain
and Ita vicinity, published every Friday by the Herald Publishing House.
Entered as second -'laas matter at poatofflce at Kings Mountain. N. Ct under Aot
at Congress of March 3, 1873.
Harmon Editor- Publisher
Cbartes T. Carpenter, Jr Sports, Circulation, News
Mia P. D. Herndon v- Society
Mechanical Department '
Regene Matthews Horace Walker Ivan Weaver
Paul Jackson . Charles Odems
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TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, bat inwardly they'
are ravening wolves. St. Matthew 7:15.
-? The Big News
There arc many happenings in the
news of current days that, ordinarily,
would not. only get the big streamer
headlines, but would attract the interest
of the people, only to be over-shadowed
by the big news of the day, the war in
Korea. ~ i '? r'V.
There's an off-presidential year elec
tion coming up in November, which cus
tomarily would be in the "biggest" news
category, and the major league baseball
seasons are coming to a close, with any
one of three teams a possible winner in
the American League, and with no dead
.certainty as to the winner yet in the Na
tional League. Football season is getting
underway too, and, though the "big
_p?ncri" are reproaching sell-outs, there
tomcirily shown at the start of another
The news making the real headlines ?
is again direct reports from battle zones'
and reports out of Washington and Lake
Success on the latest developments.
The situation is natural, but most un
Five years ago most people thought
there would be at least a decade or two
of relative peace, where people could de
vote their energies to civilian pursuit's
and the business of enjoying living,
whatever that, nebulous state may be.
War has been a tragedy of virtually
every age since man. It is pure waste for
the winner, not to mention the loser. Yet
one cannot afford to lose.
In contrast to the post- World War I
period, this nation is now following a pol
icy of strength, rather than weakness.
The world can only hope that this role
will limit armed fighting to relatively
.Farmer Bob Doughten, the veteran
North Carolina Congressman who. at
S6, is still the active hard-working chair
man of the House of Representatives
Ways and Means committee, has "closed
the door .again on efforts of some politi
cal leaders of his district to get him to
retire. Talk of retirement for Farmer
Bob has been regular for the past several
bienniums. prior in the spring primaries.
Usual pattern has been for a number of
would-be successors )n argue among
themselves' for a while, thus getting up
an "1 11 run again" statement from Mr.
Hough ton. This time it was different.
Some thought they had the Congress
man talked into retiring before the No
vember elections, which Would allow
the district Democratic executive
committee to hand-pick his successor.
Rut 1" armer Bob closed (he door again
Monday when' he said he would serve
through I9r>2, at least.
A public meeting of Alcoholics A non
\ inous is to be held on Sunday evening
at the Central Methodist church, and ci
tizens interested in coping with the
ever-present problem of alcohol will
wjint to attend. Alcoholics Anonymous is
credited with considerable success in re
habilitating alcoholics, a very, wort h
u hile work.
. Barring war stoppages and interfer
ence, it ippears that the day is not toe.
far -off when I". S. Highway 74. between
Clastonia and Kings Mountain, will be a
quadruple lane boulevard, with two
>anes for- westbound traffic and two
anes for- east bound traffic. This is a
most hazardous siretch of road, made
more hazardous by the heavy traffic
plying it daily, and the addition of ano
ther double lane should materially elim
inate the majority of the physical haz
ards. Of course, elimination of driver
lapses is .still another matter.
Effective on Monday, it will take a
bigger down payment to purchase stov
es, refrigerators, television sets, radios,
and other so-called durable goods.
For Monday is the day that the. new
? Federal Reserve Board restrictions on
consumer credit become effective. They
nre similar In design to the old Regula
tion W controls made effective prior to
Wcrld War II.
When the old controls were rescinded
after World War II, many people regret
ted to see them go. Heavier down pay
ments had meant a virtual end to repos
session duties on the part of dealers and
merchants, and it was an- aid to both
consumer ar.d seller, for repossessed
goods caUse losses to both.
But the controls went off, -and in +he=
past two years it has been possible to
purchase goods at virtually nothing
down, a boon to sales, but also a boost to
the repossession business, too.
Thus far, it appears the restrictions
aren't too harsh, and they are hardly
likely to prove too great a difficulty in
the purchase of, or the selling of, goods, j
depending on the point of view.
To' those folk who find it difficult to
save up for larger down payments, the
suggestion would be to start a savings
account at the bank or building and loan
and add to it regularly. Most folk find
that a plain checking account gets away
from them too fast. i
President Truman told the nation Sat
urday night it would have to tighten its
belt, probably for the ensuing several
years, to fight the threat of Communist
There was nothing shocking about the
speech, for the prospective belt-tighten
ing has been a fort*- coming reality since
June 25, when Noi tn Korea invaded the
South Korean Republic.
Memories of the past war were still
not too dim to prevent recalling of ra
tioning. shortages, and cuff-less pants.
The question of how much belt-tight
ening will be required was, and still is, a
matter of deg.ee, and none can answer
:f to the full.
Much depends on how U. N. troops
fare in Karea and, more important, on
whether Russia has been shaken by the
fact that, this nation has called her bluff.
The fact remains that the people of
this nation are not going to be Content
to go along with a small army, navy and
marine corps as long as Russia contin
ues her aggressive course. At the mo
ment, it appears that several more divis
ions will be sent to Europe, as fast as
they can be trained.
Most people agree with the position. of
the military in this nation: No war was
ever prevented through weakness.
International relations are not as sim
ple as business relations. When two per
sons or business firms fail to get along,
satisfactorily, they usually suspend re
lations and ignore each other. One na-.
t ion may suspend relations with Russia,
but she cannot ignore her.
Odds are that the belt will get rather
tight before, the national worry of the
United States turns aside from the Com
First-day enrolbuent at Kings Moun
tain schools was somewhat surprising in
that 1950 was supposed to be the first
school year for a bumper crop of young
sters born in the mid-war years. In
Kings Mountain, the biggest enrollment
gain was, in the high school. Perhaps
Kings Mountain merely had an early
You'.ll want to attend the Third Anrtu
1 Beth-Ware Fair this weekend.
YEARS AGO Items of newt taken from the 1940 files of the|
THIS W E E K Rings Mountain Herald.
R. N. Mines, vho was employ
?'d as (Jeneral Superintendent, for
the town of Kings Mountain,
July 1st, has resigned to accept
a position with the town of Eden
ton, N. C. , Mr. Mines came to
Kings Mountain about two mon
ths ago from Hertford where he
was in charge of the street and
Messrs. E. E. Marlowe and Jack
Arnett have assumed co-mana- !
pership of the Center Service Sta
tion, located in the heart of the
business district. The two part- j
ners previously operated the
beautiful tile station when it was
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL
The first fall meeting of the
?Colonel Frederick llambright
?Chapter DAR was held at the
j home of Mrs. D. C Mauney" on
last Wednesday afternoon.
Mr.*?. J. E. Anthony was hostess
to members of the Social Club j
and a number of invited guests
at her home on Piedmoni avenue
Friday afternoon, Sept 6, Miss
Louise Gamble, daughter of Mr.
and Mfs. H. W Gamble, of Kings
Mountain, became the bride of
Charles M. FUher, Jr., son of Mfs.
I Charles M. Fisher. 1244 S. W. 13th
| Court, Miami, Fla. The marriage
took place In the Riverside Bap
Mrs. V. C. Schley of Fredericks
burg. Va., was a guest of Mrs.
Grady King for a few days this
week. * .
Harry Falls of Asheville was a
business visitor in Kings Moun
Mr. and Mrs W. K. Mauney
and Mrs. Billy Mauney accompa
nied George Mauney to Raleigh
this week where he is a student
a; State College.
By Martin, Harmon
(Containing bits o! am wis
tlonx. humor, and rommwit To
bo takon wooUy. Avoid
Old Home Week: Lot week.
I'm lure, was "old home week"
(or the medicinal department
with a number of visitors in the
"old school friend" category,
and. though 1 may be kidding
myself like Walt and Doc in a
recent Gasoline Alley comic
strip, the ravages of 10 years
on friends hasn't been too bad.
Most of 'em looked just like
they always did. barring a few
gray hairs or a little extra
broadness on the beam. But. al
most without exception, each
had done a lot of moving a
round in the past 10 years, and
some are in occupations they
hardly dreamed about 10 years
On Friday, Jesse and Lan
Caldwell, formerly of Cramer
ton dropped into the office for'
a short visit Dr. Jesse is now a
Gastonia physician who speci
alises in stork assistance, and
he was aiming at this when I
first met him. Lan is an engi
neer for Capitol Airlines. liv
ing in Washington, but spend
much time at way stations
such as Los Angeles. New York
and other points where Capitol
planes set down. Re might
have had this particular occu
pation in mind when he trans
ferred to Georgia Tech from
Carolina, but I doubt it.
One good friend I didn't see.
but Faison Barnes did. His
name is Bill Ogburn and he's
gone a long way from the to
bacco farms of San ford and Lee
county, both literally and figu
ratively. Though a business
administration student in
school aft d~ advertising mana -
ger on the school paper, ' Bill
got side-tracked, several times.
Once was when he strayed
from home to marry an Okla
homa girl, and second was
when he took a job with a to
bacco company in Nicaragua.
His business training and to
bacco growing background
came in quKe handy, and he
has done quite well with the
company. At the moment he
was driving back to Nicaragua,
via Oklahoma, and is schedul
ed for general managership of
the company. However, what
impressed Faison most about
Bill's work, I think, was the
fact that Bill's monthly pay
check is not subject to the rig
ors of income tax deductions.
On Saturday night, the medi
cinal family had dinner with
Rush Hamrick and wife in
Shelby, who had another old
friend as weekend guest. Bill
Stauber (plus his fairly recent
ly acquired wife.) Bill sells ad
vertising for Harvey-Massen
gale Agency in Durham, fol
lowing tenures of duty on the
USS Tuscoloosa in World War
II, and a stint or two at Radio
Station WPTF in Raleigh In the
script- writing department. Bill
is a natural-born comic, and I
always wondered why he did
not get on the Godfrey end of
radio. He said he did once, and
that was alL plagued with a
flat voice. The petticoat inter
ests will take encouragement
from the fact that, of all the
long-lost friends returned
home, he Is the most recently
hitched, looked the youngest
after 10 years of the rigors of
Something New Under the
Sun: It is hard to find any
thing new undor the sun, par
ticularly since the Russians
hare started claiming credit (or
all major inventions of the past
200 years, but 1 believe there
is something new in Sternly
county. I picked up the Albe
marle paper over the weekend
and was frankly quite shocked
to find a headline which read;
"Dog-Hog Chase Slated Satur
day Afternoon." I've heard a
bout fox chases, rabbit chases,
possum hunts, deer hunts, and
several other kinds of chases
involving dog*, but never a
dog-hog chase. Lacy Cranford.
e brother of the late Z. F. Cran
ford, of Kings Mountain, did
the story, and I read it very
carefully. But 1 never found
any evidence of the tongue-in
cheek attitude. It seemed a
man had two right mean sows,
which were always getting out.
so finally he bought some spe
cial wire and charged his fence
with electricity. This seemed to
be working very well, until the
two sows in question backed
up against It one day. Accord
ing to the report both took oil
through the charged wire at the
othes side of the pen. and the
last seen of them they were
making about 50 miles per
hoar and squealing at every
Jump. The dog-hog chase Idea
came following efforts of a
mean bull dog to capture one
of the sows. The dog grabbed
an ear and hung on while the
sow ran through the woods,
seemingly taking pains to
brush the bulldog against ev
ery - available sapling. Of
cousse. the dog finally turned
looee and will never be the!
same again, but the sow own
er thought maybe some dog
owners might have some real
tough once which needed ex
ercise. Re offered cash prises
for capture of the sews, bat do
CROSSWORD + By A. C. Cordon |
I Something printed for
, public reading
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13 ? Circular corrent of
IS- - A minute object
17 ? Anger
IS ? To pat
2 1 '?Unrefined miner*!
22 Talked persuasively
2f> Man** nickname .
17 Printer'* measure
19 - Roman 990
30- Syatem of printing for
34 -Adjective *ufTi*
36 ? Like
37? Dry Mid of wine ?
4 I? Spanish affirmative
4 J ? Latin connective
44? Chemical symbol for
4 5? /To make uniform
48? To Vft t
50 ? A ruler oi Tunis *
This and Thai
51 ? Time past
? 53- -Suffix denoting
56-? To make *en*ele*s
57? -Without a point
6 1 ?Calculation*
3 Measure of weight
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4 ?Very small
S ? Prefi* denoting
6 ?Skill * .
7 ?Syllabic applied la
~ a musical note
8- Distinctive doctrine
9? A U. S state
10? Act ?I repeating
1 2 ~SUte of having
been chosen again
14 ? A medical man Jjf
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16? !r??h district
1 8 ? Causes loss due to
Ste The Want Ad
18 ? To movt with ? ilwit,
Section Foe Th'? Week's Completed Puule
20? To examine ar ;ri
23 ? Prefix denoting "for
merly, but not now"
24 ? National Recovery
25 ? Prefix denoting
31? Legal Society
(colloq ) - , .
35 ? A limb
39 ? Comparative suffix
40 ? -A bomb that fail* to
?*- explode (colloq.)
42 ? Pronoun .
46 ? Most unimportant
4 7 ? Consumed
.. -If ? Bag*
II ? Geographical Union
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14? Xo rest
?I? A tree'
M? -Greek letter
If ? Everyone individually
4# ? Chemu a) symbol I or
Other Editor's Viewpoints
A BLESSING IN DISCtnSE T
(Forest City Courier)
Secretary of Agriculture Char
les F. Brannan predicted, in an
interview to a Shelby newspaper
Thursday morning, that the boll I
weevil will prove a blessing in
disguise to the farmers Qf Ruth*- f
and to other spots.
He, said of the area that "it j
seems destined to bedBme again
a key area in the nation's agri- j
He observed that in his native
'state of Colorado that it required
from 4Vi'to five acres of perma
nent pasture to carry an animal
six months, while this area carri
es one animal to the acre. He
sees the day coming when the
gravity of cattle raising, as well
as hbgs, will be moving from the
western plain states to this area.
In the great beef and pork pro
duction states, the winters are
so severe that many animals die.
In addition, permanent pastures
will not stay green in sub-zero
weather. In North Carolina we
clined to be responsible for par
Dotted notes: Speaking of "old
home week." last week must
bare been '"old home week in
Kings Mountain for television
salesmen. The Stromberg-Carl
son man was at Marlowe's, the
Admiral salesman at McCinnis
Furniture, and another (Phllco,
I believe) ? at Baird's ....
which reminds that it's not
long until the network pro
| grams begin over WBTV, and j
more and more 'oiks are get
ting excited ^b?ut television . . 1
just as credit controls go back
on again . . . most discouraging
... Calvin Plonk writes that
the big county election, when
; Kings Mountain voted to join
I Cleveland, was either in 191 S
or 1916, but another informant
says 1913 . . . when was it? i
are ywy-fantttHtt?~flr Graving <4
climate in which many types of !
grasses and clovers will grow !
the year-around, affording for- j
age for the cattle. In many west- j
em states, where the bulk of the
meat production today centers, it j
is possible to keep animals on
permanent pastures about six
months out of the year.
If the boll weevil ? will . force
more Rutherford and Cleveland
farmers to turn to livestock in
stead of cotton, then the lesson
will be well learned.'
(Lamar, Mo., Democrat)
The postmaster of a small town
received the following letter from
a lady In the community: "Dear
Sir: Your clerks do not have their
minds on their business. My
husband is attending a business
conference in Detroit, and nin let
ter to me is postmarked Florida.
Kindly investigate this inaccura
Some 4,000 farmers received
loans to construct or repair hou
ses and other farm buildings dur
ing the first year's operation of
the farm housing program, the U.
S. Department of Agriculture has
Food consumption in the U. S.
rose about 15 percent during
World War II.
The 1950 Rational cotton crop
is estimated at 10.3 million bales,
about 5,8 million bales less than |
last year's production.
Supplies of food for civilians
are expected to continue a I about
the same high level as in the
past two years, even after allow
ing for increases for the military, j
A total of 3.369,000 chicks weTe
produced by commercial hatch
eries in North Carolina during
SOMETHING POT ASIDE
Dollars on deposit in a savings account come
in mighty handy later on. Start your account
with us ? add to it just as often as you can.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Five Cafes Get
Five eating establishments in
the Kings Mountain area have
received Grade A ratings from
the county health department.
Inspections in this area were
made by Thomas Strickland,
Establishments with Grade A
ratings are B & B Soda Shop,
93.0; Buffalo Fish Lodge, 93.0;
Crafispun Lunch Bar, 94.5; The
Kitchenette, in Gtover, 90.5; and
Silver Dollar Grill, 93.0.
Those places receiving Grade
B ratings Include Central Grill,
80.5; Edward's Cafe, 87.0; Griffin
Drug Co., 87.0; Hill Top Grill,
82.0; Midway Service Station,
38.0; Piedmont Lunch Company,
84.5; Quality Cafe, 85.0; Quality
Sandwich Co., 85.0; Silver Villa,
86.5; Trout Club, 87.0; Edwards
Sandwich Co., 87.0; Buffalo Fish
HARRIS FUNERAL HOME
? Ambulance Service ?
Phone 118 Kings Mountain, N. C.
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# Maytag Washers
# Westmghoose Products
$ Electric Ranges # Refrigerators
? Myers Pumps .
# Plumbing installations
Logan Supply Co.
, Phone 317-W Cleveland Ave.
V C( fUol
Expert workmanship, prompt
?errloe and reasonable prices. All
work Guaranteed. Crystals fitted
while yon wait..
? Crystals Fitted While You Wait ?
Kings Mountain. N. C.
TMi CHlPfENOAli ? Graceful console with full
length door*. Big -as -life picture on 16- inch
"black" tube. True- to-life too?. Esclmtve long
life has that'* anturpaued for clearest, steadiest
pictures. Built-in antennas. Phonograph Jack. Ex
quisite period cabinet, decorator-designed.
You can own a Stromberg-Carlson
Television Sot for as Little as *"1*
No Screen Smaller than 16- in- 1
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Job Printing # Phones 167 and 283