North Carolina Newspapers

    The Kings Mountain Herald
Established 1889
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 lta vicinity, published every Friday by the Herald Publishing House.
Entered as second jlaa* matter at the poetofflce at Kings Mountain, N. C, under Act
of Congress of March 3, 1873.
Editorial Department
Martin Harmon Editor-Publisher
Charles T. Carpenter, h Sports, Circulation, News
Mrs. P. D. Herndon ????> Society
Mechanical Department
Eugene Matthews Horace Walker Ivan Weaver
Paul Jackson Charles Odems ?.?
TELEPHONES: Society. 167; Other. 283
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is
wise. Proverbs 12:15.
Into The Service
Several Kings Mountain men were
among those from this county inducted
this week into the army, the first group
to be drafted since the beginning o? the
Korean fighting.
It remains an unfortunate fact of life
that nations find it impossible to main
tain the peace.
War is waste, and the departure of
young men for war service is saddening,,
not only to their immediate kin but to
the community and nation as a whole.
Yet, as in all ill winds, there are some
benefits to be derived. There is much to
be learned through service in the army,
navy or marine corps. The rigors of dis
ciplinc have never been known to hurt
1 1 ?-?> n/\ nT/t I m Afn r?t l T n I/ t a j
Hliyimr r ntHi iliMX t1 to U .
new skills and to set a different, broad
er aspect on the business of living..
Military service has been described by
an elder veteran as long periods of bore
dom, punctured by moments of intense
excitement. Sometime, perhaps, the war
periods of intense excitement can be
eliminated. ' ; ..
There is no sot formula for peace, and
the world may never see one, but the
men who are entering service now, as in
former wars, are meeting the responsi
bilities brought on by the accidents of
being. at the right age at the specific
time of need. The universal hope is that
the new effort will be successful in estab
lishing peace as a permanent condition.
Sewerage Needs
By a close vote on Saturday, residents
of South Gastonia said they wanted to
l?e within the city limits, the decision, in
turn, depending on whether the City of
C.astonia votes a two-million '' 'lar bond
issue to provide municipal sen es to the
particular area.
Some local citizens sometimes remark
that Kings Mountain's city limits should
also be extended, but those who think
the matter through reason that Kings
Mountain's city limits are sufficiently
broad, in view of a need for expansion of
basic municipal services within the pres
ent limits.
A particular need is for expansion of
sewerage facilities, certainly one of the
basic city services.
Not only is there a need for running
of sewer lines, but for re-building of dis
posal plants, one of which is ofrcr-loaded
. io the point that additional connections
in the particular area are not being
- The present administration has made
some effort to alleviate the situation by
making two needed installations, but
?board -members recognize thai the two
installations are a figurative drop in the
bucket compared with present needs.
The -municipal fiscal set-up virtually
requires the floating of bond issues he-' -
fore any large-scale project of arty kind
can be accomplished, and the Herald
would like to' see a new effort made to
get bonds floated for improvements to
the system and for line extension.
Twice in the past five years the voters
have turned down such proposals, but
both times the issues got overly involved
in personalities. Some observers feel the
situation would be different on the third
Our best wishes to the 10 members of
the city recreation commission. The
abilities and capabilities are to be found
among this group to bring to fruition
hopes for a community recreation plant
which would adequately. serve the popu
Employment Office
Though it will mean no changc in
function or service, it is noteworthy that
the Kings Mountain office of the Em
ployment Security commission, formerly
a branch of the Shelby office, has been
granted independent status by the North
Carolina Employment Security commis
sion. Vr, ?
Opened as a one-person branch office ,
in 1944, the work of the office here has
urown until its operations justified the ,
change in status. Th'e Herald assumes
that the opening of the branch here was
regarded as a temporary war-time meas
ure, to better serve, in those difficult
times, both employers and employees.
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That more employees and space has
increase in services to both groups, and
a concurrent increase in confidence in
the W'ork of the office by those seeking
workers and those seeking employment.
Considerable credit must go to Mrs.
Mary B. Goforth, manager of the Kings
Mountain office, and the other members
of the staff.
Many* Kings Mountain business and
industrial firms have come to depend on
the office for employee referrals, and the
workers themselves know that the office
is constantly seekina for them positions"
w hich are best suited to their training
and skills.
The Employment Security commission
is a laison agent between employee and
employer which eases the problems of
both, in addition, it handles claims for
unemployment compensation which has
also been an important function. Unem
ployment compensation is one of the
more controversial features of the servi
ces offered, yet, in Kings Mountain, there
has been a minimum of complaint that
workers ha\'e.been able to draw compen
sation without valid claims.
Our congratulations to the .Kings
Mountain office and its staff and our
best wishes for it's future operations.
Wage Raises
A number of Kings Mountain industri
al plants have already announced wage
increases for their employees, some re
storing cuts necessitated by the some
times seasonal plague in the textile in
dustry, "lack of orders."
Two principal features of the textile
Industry are: (1) in slack times, the in
dustry is highly competitive; (2) the
textile industry is known as a feast-or
famine industry, with periods of too
much business balanced off by periods
ot very poor business.
It was only a few months ago that
some local firms were running, even on
part-time schedules, for the benefit of
their employees, with tl\e profit' figure
completely eliminated on quotations
at which their product could be sold.
The. quick action of, these firms in lip
ping wages is indicative of the willing
ness of local owners to keep pay scales as
high as they possibly can under .any
given situatipn.
James A. Hou^br seems to meet the re
quirements for service on the county se
lective service board quite well. He is a
veteran who served overseas in the re
rent World War II and he enjoys the re
spect of the community. He also recog
nizes the difficulties of the board's du
ties. The Herald wishes him well as a
member of the board and trusts that he,
and other volunteer selective service of
ficials all over the nation, will not be
< needed over-long.
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Items o( news taken from the 1940 filet of the|
Kings Mountain Herald.
Every single one of the lots in
the subdivision at tho corner of
King street and Cleveland avenue
were sold at auction last Satur
day morning. The committee in
charge of the sale was well pleas
ed with the prices received and
the way citizens cooperated to
make the sale a success. The sale
began about ten a m. and con
tinued until after 12 o'clock. Bid
ding was brisk and lots of buy
era were on .hand for the sale of
the property. The property sold
for approximately $9,000.00.
Coach Cline Farthing's Moun
taineers opened the Y*V) season
with col oral flying high when they
defeated the Gastonia Green
wave to the tune of 12 to 6 last
Friday night at the high school
stadium in Gasrtonia.
The Womah's Society of Chris
tian Service met at the home of
Mrs.- J. E. Mauney Tuesday even
. irvg with Mrs. Boyce Mauney as
sociate hostess.
Mrs. Sam Hamrick and Mrs. \ Asheville.
Milliard Black entertained at the
, home of the former on last Thurs
day evening in honor of Miss Vir
ginia Ailen, bride e'tvt of Octo
Mrs. W. K. Mauney was hostess
: at a most delightful meeting of
t the Thursday Afternoon Book*
iCIub entertaining at her home on
Piedmont avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Thomson
spent the past weekend at Myr
tle Beach.
) Miss Charlotte Markham of the
cky school facility, accompanied
by her father of Durham, spent
j the weekend wkh relatives In
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Patterson ac- 1
companied by Mr. ?nd Mm J: C. j
Smathers of Charlotte spent the
weekend at Waynesville and Pis
gah Mountain.
By Martin Hanson
v Containing bits of news. wis
dom, humor, and comment. To
- bo takon weekly. Avoid
? Why tbo modidnal depart
ment would cbooso such an un
pleasant subject as tbo first in
its Fall '50 serlos Is bard to ex
plaln., unless tbo new nip in
tbo air makes it good snoring
At any rate, snoring is a uni
versal problem, like sneezing,
and the common cold, and It Is
among those unsolved mysteri
es still available lor attention
by the inventors and research
era ol the present day (and
probably for future days). It
does appear, however, that peo
ple who can .invent mufflers
for autos and tone control me
chanisms for radios and tele
vision sets, could also invent a
muffles for human nostrils to
Prevent, or at least tone down, i
the nerve ? wracking sounds
emitted from bods, bunks, and
i pallets all over the world.
Think of the potential sales I
For Just about everybody snores
at one time or another. I've
never heard any admissions
from the feminine department,
though I have boon witness to
a full quota of denials. And
the women are not by themsel
Such an invention, of course,
would create mayhem in furn
iture manufacturing circles, as
I am sure demand for single
bods would bo cut in half, prac
tically over-night.
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Dr. Webster's definition of
"snoring" is most instructive
and informative. Evidently rec
ognising the universal proper
ties of the "snore," he gives it
the following full tratmenti "A
breathing with a harsh noise
through the nose and mouth in
sleep. The sound is produced by
the flapping together of the
soft tissues of the throat. The
soft palate must have fallen
back so as nearly to close the
posterior nasal orifices which
lead from the nostrils into the
throat. At the same time the
base of th? tongue must have
fallen back so as to leave only
a small opening betweeb itself
and the soft palate above. Un
der these circumstances, the air
passing back and forth causes
flapping motion of these pen
dulous soft parts, and this pro
duces the snore. A very slight
change of movement will cause i
shifting of the structures and
I a stoppage or alteration of the i
I sound." .
| That's how It's done, but the
dictionary man doesn't give
any other hints as to how to
stop the noise. Notice that a
slight movement of position, he
says, will cause a stoppage OR
alteration of the sound. Thus,
it will be seen that there is
some benefits to a healthy kick
of the offending party by the
disturbed bedfellow, though
there is no guarantee that snore
muffling will result However,
it is possible to change the
tune, say from a deep bass to
baritone, or maybe even to >
-s- ?
Research reveals that more [
snoring is done from a sleep
ing position on the back, than
from any other, though champ
ion snorers have been known to
emit Indian warwhoop-type
snores from left side, right side,
or tummy
Returning to the thesis that
few people will admit they
snore, modern science has done
something to enablo an end to
this situation. If is not possible
without some expense and
trouble, but it is possible. The
contribution of science to this
field is in the modern wire re
corder. which will toke on a
snore Just or* ?'"ll as It will a
voice or musical rendition.
Foi proof, 1. have on good au
thority an incident which in
volved' two prominent Kings
Mountain men. They were on a
trip together and one of tbo
men had a wire recorder along.
The latter was not an extra
heavy sleeper anyway, and
about 3 a- m. ho was awakened
by a series of noises from hi*
friend, who previously had ad
mitted that be never snored.
The wire recorder was put into
action and nothing was said
n*xt morning. Other folk were
alon^r. too. and later In the day
the wire recorder man said bo
had a little concert locooding
that bo would like tbo party to
hear. The machine was fired up
and tbo first part of tbo concert
was very beautiful, with de
lightful chamber cusic. Sud
denly there was. a change, and
a variety of scveechee came for
th tbo likes of which bad nev
es boon pat forth by ay kind
of mt. sical organisation
[ To the deUght ?f his audi,
?nee. Or. J. E. Anthony then
announced that the unusual
music was a sample of the fa
mous Or. L. 9. Baker snore.
. They tell mo Dr. Baker doesn't
believe It yet. -
1 CROSS WORD * BvAi C. Gordon
I? Conventional
5? Hararded
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10 ? Poem .
11? Voluntary Orders
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I 6 Shu t . pro
? 17? Not any
1H? Faithful
19? Let it -stand t
io? Un?t?
12? Men of medicine
? abbtev ?
7 4 RrVfrapH
/<^- Cotnj?arVttvr
29 ? Miniiter't 'degree
10 Behold*
i I OppMrt
15 BxrVaitfiaiiofI o( hxnjiry
J7 To form lx?i
.10 Maii'i name
4 i ? Public annouiucu.cnt
General Topics
41 ? Printer'* measure
43? Boy
4$ ? To wander aimlessly
47 ? Thai which form* a
49 -Chrmicul symbol (ot
SO? Consume
Sir-Man* 4 njT-Wiiam?
52? r Accumulates ai*d lays
S31- Haitent
] Method of |>?iinlioR on
fifthly spread plaster
v Smoothly ?uhKrviei)t
3 --Ontt who -bear heavy,
??i*ked staves'
4 -Domineered
5 -Ntglijttnt
t ?'A seal
8 -?One who -love* to
11 ? Perform
14 ? To penetrate
1 5 ? Observed
21 ? Combining form meant
int "new"
33 ? Former Braiilian
25? Citrus drink
2 T-? Stately, splendid
2S ? To' be erect
JO ? Contracts for convey
ing real estate
31?* 'Prefi* demoting
52? Moves tfdewise
iS Showers try water
3 4 -?.T to! 'Wfihf are .
? abbtevr >
. J6? Suntmndt
17 * In .music, very slow
38 -To ignore
40- A siti ?eil pcrwn
< abbrev ?
44 ? Indefinite >atficle ?
46 ?Nautical propelling
instr upient
4f? tTo ihe right
Sm The Want Ad Section For This Week's Completed PuMle
Other Editor's Viewpoints
-tT^ie Cleveland Times)
Your'e bound to take your hats
off to them? the United States
The Marines have only one
tradition? Victory. Born with our
nation, they have never failed
I and have proved their valor and
combat skill around the world.
Now, once again, they appear
to have turned the tide of war,
this time in Korea.
This is not an effort to be littiO
any other service, but those who
have been associated with the
Marines in combat know that
they possess an esprit de corps
which no other United States
fighting arm has ever achieved
and they have repeatedly proven
themselves the world's elit fight
jing force.
The glory of the Corps in its
present success in Korea is only
heightended by the fact tha un
der the regime of Louis Johnson
as Secretary of befense, the Ma
rines establishment was practi
cally annihilated. Yet, in a mat
ter of weeks, they have mobiliz
ed, molded and presented on the.
field a victorious force.
We are not among those who
sing the glories of war, nor do we
hold that warfare is the proper
solution to international differ
ences. But, having now a war on
our hands and 9 war to win, we
believe that glory should . be
beamed 'Where it is deserved . . .
and we, therefore, salute the Ma
rines once again.
. Through the decades, when our
nation has been embarrassed ,or
harassed, we have ever known
th?t rve can always "tell it to the
Marines" and they will g??t "the;
situation well in hand."
(Forest City Courrier>
The Young Democratic Voters
Club, meeting in Asheville last
week-end, in annual convention,
adopted one resolution which de
serves more than passing notice
ft called upon the electorate of
North Carolina to vote for a pro
posed Constitutional amendment
in the November election which
would raise the salary of the
members of the General Assem
The state YD president said: "It
is necessary for the progess of
North Carolina that we pass this
amendment to provide adeq\?ate
pay for the members of the Gen
eral Assembly, who are cohtTibu
ting 4 heir abilities and efforts for
the benefit of the state." .
Members ol the General Assem
bly now receive $600 for the ses
sion, which usually runs from
100 to 120 days. Many members
in 1959 found that the $600 was
insufficient to pay their hotel
pP311"? |
Have you moved re
cently? II so your ad
dress should be
changed on all exist
ing policies. Some
times a c range ol
location means a
change in insurance
? rates. See us, per
haps we can
you some money.
bill while attending sessions in
Raleigh. Hotels charge lrom $45
lu yw pi'i week for a room, gmr
it a senator or representative
spends teh weeks there his hotel
bill is greater than his salary, to
say nothing of his meals and oth
er Incidentals.
Unless the amendment is a
dopted, and the salary raised, we
will soon find ourselvew in a po
sition where only moneyed or
retired wealthy men can run for
office, or else, we will have a
string of fourth -rate men, run- -j
ning for the office for its prestige, j
In either event such a situation !
will be bad. ? . I
Let's all go out on November
7th and vote for the amendment. |
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Mountain's Leading Jewelers
Now $10,000.00
Each depositor is now insured at this bank up to a maximum of
$10,000, exactly double the amount of the former total of individual's de
posit insured.
This is a protection purchased for its depositor's by the FIRST NA
TIONAL BANK, and obtainable through the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation for the benefit of First National patrons. To qualify for this
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insurance the bank must meet rigid standards. Adherence to these stan
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dkrds is checked regularly through bank examinations.
More than 98 percent of this bank's depositors are fully insured.
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