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 SUBSCRIPTION RATES, PAYABLE* IN ADVANCE ONE YEAR ? $2.00 SIX MONTHS? ll.io' THREE MONTHS? .60 TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE 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 made. - 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 attempt. 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 lation. 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. ?? ? 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. ? : ? ? . "... I 10 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK 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. SOCIAL AND PERSONAL 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 ber. 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. martin's medicine By Martin Hanson v Containing bits of news. wis dom, humor, and comment. To - bo takon weekly. Avoid OVW-dOMf*.) Snoring ? 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 weather. 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. s 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 ves. -s 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. ~ ~ 'S?- -* 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 > mezzo-soprano. -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 s.de. -8 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. -s 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. -s . They tell mo Dr. Baker doesn't believe It yet. - 1 CROSS WORD * BvAi C. Gordon ACROSS I? Conventional 5? Hararded 9-Kmill'U S Slate fabhrev ) 10 ? Poem . 11? Voluntary Orders (abhrev 1 I 3c-1- A core of maineiic material 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 border 49 -Chrmicul symbol (ot gallium SO? Consume Sir-Man* 4 njT-Wiiam? 52? r Accumulates ai*d lays aw.?y S31- Haitent DOWN ] 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 ?~8ntoolh 8 -?One who -love* to e>cess 11 ? Perform 14 ? To penetrate 1 5 ? Observed 21 ? Combining form meant int "new" 33 ? Former Braiilian money 25? Citrus drink 2 T-? Stately, splendid 2S ? To' be erect JO ? Contracts for convey ing real estate 31?* 'Prefi* demoting "?*a.? 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 TELL IT TC>,THE MARINES -tT^ie Cleveland Times) Your'e bound to take your hats off to them? the United States Marines! 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." LEGISLATOR'S PAY (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 bly. 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. | WALL TILE ? Pittsburgh Interlock ? Wilson Lookback No less than 28 colors to choose from I NOVEIiTE Venetian Blind Co. 1 York Rd. ff "e?es" DlL l/a Mi OPTOMET ni?. KINGS MOUNTAIN IK SHELBi Each Tuosday and Monday, Wodn? day 'riday Aftornooni SATTTHDAT ? * mSP.N. ? -5 P.M SBEIJ* jMtttdC 11* OO ilKtel Hoars 1 to 5 P. to. lonsason building Tueoaay Telophono 316- J 8 A. M. ?? 12 Noon EVENINGS BY Royttar Building APPOINTMENT rial 5081 CARLISLE'S STUDIO igs ? Commercial ORTR AITURE * Klngi Mounta Colo* w* C' pbono 6*? Mo rrt??n Bid* us* aaririfc!.. DAINTY DICKU I DO ID f^10 " fO* "for p^W ^oi o? >h? perfect gill. 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