KINS$ MOUNTAIN HERALD, RINGS MOUNTAIN. N. C,
ThurscTay, April 7, 1966
The Kings Mountain Herald
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TODArS BIBLE VERSE
And Jestis cried with a loud voice and gave up the glii^t.
St. Mark 15:37.
Boosting Retail Business The Bonking Commission
Merchandising is a course offered
at the commerce schools of the nation
and consumes two year’s ;time for the
enrollees before they qualify for diplo
mas. Then they can spend more time in
Advertising alone, if fully explored,
offers many avenues: point of sale, cona-
mercial art, visualization, billboard,
agency operations, newspaper, radio
and television, account administratipn,
etc., etc. ' isMOEBI
In the manufacturing field, many
companies making top quality products
have exited from the^ scene because
their merchandising skills did not com
pare with their engineering skills.
Charles E. Dixon, new president of
the Kings Mountain Merchants Associa
tion, said he would devote particular at
tention during the coming year to
Well he might, on basis of state De
partment of Conservation and Develop
ment figures showing that Kings Moun
tain sends much trade to neighboring
— “Trji3e=at-home” is an ancient and
patriotic appeal which is quite valid,
but which is hardly sufficient.
Among the many avenues of trade
boosting are these major ones:
facilities and decor of retail
2) breadth and depth of inventories;
3) efficient service by competent
arid courteous personnel;
5) shopping hours convenient to
6) ample parking facilities.
Plans are in the mill for improve
ments in several of these categories.
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
and its multi-sided implications remain
the hope of a world long on performance
in respect to the material, but sadly and
painfully short on practicing the lessons
of the Prince of Peace.
The troubles of Vietnam, the Con
go, and Rhodesia, to mention a few
abroad^ and of America — Cuba, the
Ku Klux Klan, murder in Alabama and
Louisiana, California, and New York —
indicate the defeat of the ascribers to
the doctrine that inan should be humane
to man. '
Jesus Christ, in his brief sojum on
I earth, taught arid re-taught the lesson
of human kindness to His fellowman.
Attaining this goal in( greater de
gree should be man's particular prayer
this Easter season and year-around.
Eiccqpe Volve Exits
Via court ruling, the ten-year-old
North Carolina law labeled for its chief
author the Pearsall Plan, is now history.
It was never employed, as it was
hoped by moderates it would not be.
It was designed as a middle-road
approach between die-hard segregation
ists and diehard de-segregationists, fol
lowing the federal Supreme Court ruling
of 1954 when school desegregation be
came a question of “when” not "if’.
It’s presence, though unused^ met
Congratulations: to Wilson Griffin,
nfwly elected president of Kings MoUn-
fmto Rotary club and to Rev. Robert
, newly-naihed chairman of the
'8 human relations counciL
North Carolina has what some
think an overload of regulatory boards
Many are also licensing boards for
their particular trade, profession or
Pharmacists, lawyers, doctors, em-
balmers, barbers, electricians,"plumbers,
accountants, ardiiteots, nurses must
pass examinations for license to ply
their trades in North Carolina.
A non-national bank cannot open
or establish a branch without approval
of the state banking commission. (Na
tional banks must get approval from
the federal comptroller of the currency.)
The banking commission has made
some headlines recently.
Governor Dan Moore fired, the di
rector of the commission, bringing stout
criticism from Lewis R. Holding, a mem
ber of the commission and president of
Kings Mountain’s new banking citizen
First Citizens Bank & Trust Company,
this in spite of the fact that Mr. Holding
was one of (Governor Moore’s campaign
leaders in 1964.
The shoe moved to the other foot
when Mr. Holding supported application
of a bank for several branches, all the
while owning stock in the particular
bank. A competitor opposed the expan
When Mr. Holding’s stock holdings
were revealed, it was discovered that
his participation in the commission de
cision violated the law and the favor
able decision on the expansion applica
tion was voided.
As a result of the incident, the Gov
ernor has suggested that the commi.s-
sion members make public their bank
stock holdings. Some have complied,
some haven’t yet. However* Member
Paul Thompson’s motion to reveal
amounts of bank stocks held, along with
the names of the banks, W'as defeated
by a vote of 6 to 3.
It shouldn’t have been defeated. A
lOO-share interest in a concern would
seldom be comparable to a 1000-share
interest, or a l(),000-share interest.
The Charlotte Observer suggests
that the Geocsral Assembly would do
well to require state-chartered banks to
file periodically stockholder lists with
the banking commission.
. Paul Thompson, who made a mo
tion in the public interest, is not a bank
It is recognized that certain fiscal
standards should be required before a
new bank be licensed and is mutually
recognized that advice of bankers con
cerning these standards perhaps would
However, it likely would be wise
for the General Assembly to invoke a
provision that the commission be
weighted with a majority of laymen and
a minority of banker members.
Moffoit Alexonder Ware
Moffatt Alexander Ware was a
Kings Mountain native, reared here, a
busiriesahiah, a city commissioner.
In his remarks at Mr. Ware’s fu
neral service, a fotmer pastor. Dr, W. L.
Pressly, reminded of several of Mr.
Ware’s outstanding traits of character,
particular among them abiding friendli
ness to all and especial loyalty to his
Bom to a farm-reared and farm-
oriented family. Mr. Ware inherited to
partnOrship ette of Kings Mountain’s el-
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der busineas N^s, in which he had al
ready become Active in its management.
He was out-of-bed early and a hard
worker. After retiring, he remarked
soon that two weeks were sufficient
time to catch up with rest and he pro
ceeded to Un-irOtire.
Filing dtki^ine for candidates for
and (Gfa^Oral Assembly district
is ncM£lHllay. April. 19. Eleo-
l 9oar«««i«M^ah Nkllph dfiBeft
will bb f56 im.
To his other fihe traits of character
and personality, the Herald would add
His peraonahty was jaunty, his
walk was Wjmty, and who knew him
cdula forgn the Jkunty, rakish angle Of
By MARTIN HARMON
Kays Gary mentioned in his
Wednesday calumn in the Char
lotte Observer that some Char-
lottv’ fellow had come home from
a trip bringing a-ne^v pet; to wit,
a boa c-onstrietor.
It reminds of a conversation of
several weeks ago witli Louise
Hughes Martin and Ruby Hughes
He Is Risen
They were inquiring a:out the
progress of our Boston terrier
Sir Winston, then only recently
Were the Hughes (Martin-Bak
er) sisters pet fanciei's?
Louise, when she and Abie’s
son Bob was growing up, reared
boxers, the big fellows which
look kin to bulldogs. Son Bob
was .her partner and they did
My wife addr^ed Ruby with
the same question. I laughed and
answ’ered, at least partially, for
Ruby, “Oh, my goodness yes, and
many, many kinds.” I knew
Phillip Baker as a pet fancier
and his hamster - growing pro
ject of sQ.T.e years ago.
Louise supplied some more an
swer: Ruby has seen so many
animals around her house, and so
accustomned to them, she met a
squirrel in the hall the other day
and didn’t even notice it.
“And what would you think,
Anne, if you had to feel under
the sofa cushions everytime you
sat dowm to keep from squashing
their pet snake?” Louise contin
Anne wants no snakes.
renews the hope
of the world
Viewpoints of Other Editors
MOTHERS AT SCHOOL
University education, frozen I
foods, vacuum cleanera, and rea- j
dy-made clothing all have had
something to do with a new de
velopment in the lives of married
SO THIS IS
By NORTH CALLAHAN
It is not hard to remember
when Columbus Circle was at the
edge of one of the worst slums
in 'this city. But eight years ago,
all that began to change. Today
at this intersection is located
Lincoln Center, the world’s great
est performing arts ca.Tplex.
Over 14 acres rise musical and
theatrical halls, chief among
which are the new4.^substitutes for
Carnegie Hall and the Metropol
itan Opera. Of course this did
not happen accidentally and re
quired much money. Obviously
that was one reason why John D.
Rockefeller 3rd was chosen as
chairman of the huge pttjject. He
helped persuade the famous Juil-
hard School of Music to add
drama to its music and dancing
instruction and to move into the
Center from up above Columbia
University. To underwrite these
ventures, Mr. Rockefeller led a
di-ive to raise 160 imillbn dollars
- and it only lacks two million
of being reached.
It required more than one ar
chitect to design all the compli
cated structures of the Lincoln
Center, so six were picked to
handle the job. Each of them had
different ideas and it required
much tact on the part of the
chairman to coordinate their ar
tistic efforts. Looking at the cen
ter from iBroadw'ay, one sees firct
three glass - calcite buildings
which face a square with a foun
tain. All too plainly visible are
abstract figures representing Or
pheus and Apollo lout which look
to me like so many strips of me
tal strung on wires. Nearby is
the wood-paneled concert hall to
In many lands more arid more
of them are seeking careers out
side the home after their children
no longer need their constant
care. With solid education and
with time and energy to spare,
they are reaching out for a more
significant role in the larger so
What kind of jobs can they
find? Some are already prepar
ed for professional careers which
Actually, Anne wanted no dog, they began before marriage. .4.1-
though sidetracked, they manage
which dictated declination of the
bargain offer Mrs. Ha:>wood
Ofliver off^ed me for bofh SU'
Winston and his sister, only two
of the litter remaining. For a-
bout 36 hours, Anne was specu
lating aloud on what dog fancier
might relieve us of Sir Winston.
As happens, a would-be recipient
thereafter might have ‘been shot.
Mrs. William LawTence Plonk,
mother of three, decried to Anne
couples minus children becoming
devoted to pets. “Why so-and-so
even calls her ‘Honey’!” I’ve
heard no ‘Honey’ yet but I have
Marguerite has a point, of
course, as childi’en make the best
oets of all, but some of us aren’t
But the pet business work^
two ways. A few weeks ago in p
column I related Kate Smith’s
story about the adoption of she
and Jim’s daughter Rachel. This
item elcited the following letter
which is quite self-explanatory.
.,yf*Artei^'%e«ding in your column
'he Smiths’ rcTarks about their
lucky adoption of Rachel. I fel‘
a strong urge to write from the
Tither side of the fence. The adopt
ad child—-and I feel certain that
•tachel would agree—is the luckj-
“A long time aro a King.-
Mountain couple was a.sked t<
'ook after a brown-eyed, ear-
achy girl. They very soon decided
'hat they wanted to have this to
'or their daughter. The coupli
was Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Davis
ind the child was I.
“It was all but impossible h
convey to ©there just how bless
ed I have been. Those two people
had~and still have—more love
in their hearts than any other
people I know. They are my
folks and I am their daughter.
The word ADOPTED has long
since become Just that, a word.
When you love and are loved, you
"I say to my folks, the Smiths,
and all other wond^ful adoptive
That’s from Mrs. B, J. Jackson,
the loiuper Jfean t>avls, u Octo-
Ijer Larife, Weston, Mass.
to get back on the road without
reeducation. Many more need vo
cational guidance and training.
With it they can help meet short
ages of teachers, social workers,
govemment specialists and so on.
Those universities which have
c'ome to the aid of these women
are performing a valuable serv
ice. After five experimental years
the Radcliffe Institute for Inde
pendent Study has become a per
manent center for women who
want to resume their education.
Another experiment, the Seven-
Year Vocational Workshop held
at Barnard College, has fitted
some 400 women for new careers.
By no means all go out and get
paid positions, but a quarter of
them did and others found satis
fying work as volunteers. Roose
velt University In Chicago has
offered a course called “Discov
ery” designed to help home worn-
find out where their talent?
lie. It guides them to needed edu
cational courses. Other colleges
are working along similar lines.
All this tpdans much to those
’mceiving the help. Many marri
worrieh feel a sense of “let-
iown” when their main job of
^hild-bearing is completed! ’The
new training fills the gap and
gives them fresh purpose.
But society, too, has much to
gain from the course. Ell Ginz
’>erg. economist, who has just
completed a study for Columbia
University’s manpower series
vhich he directs; has written:
“The time has come for our socie
‘y to realize that women have
half of the nation’s most valuable
resource—human talent.” Educal
ad married women, with their ex-
oerlence In family life, have e
aoecial contrf'utlon to irake in
the field of human relations.
They should nat only be welcom
ed but sought out and assisted to
make the moat of their abilities.
Christian Bdenre Monitor
'torn* of newe
events taken f
fOm of the Ki
m the 195
Kings Mountain hospital books
shewed red ink for 1K15 opera
tions, In spite of the fact that the
hospital averaged nearly 35 pa
dents per day'or an occupancy
rate of 96.94 percent
Hugh Wells, Shelby congres
sional candidate, has named Lee-
ter D. Roark, Shelby newspaper
idltor, as his district campaign
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL
Members of the Kings Moun
tain Junior and Senior Woman's
clubs will begin work Friday to
raise $2,000 as Klni^s Mountain’s
part Iri to Glsvetond County fund
caitiralra for the American Can
FLAT TOP OR ROLL TOP
We wonder if the era of the _ ^
It is understandable, howejyer I flat-top desk is passing. For many j pe by the New York Phil-
deplorable, that fanatical enemies j years now, it has dominated the I harmonic Orchestra. This , city
should burn down our overseas office scene. A broad expanse of j ^ay see.Ti to be filled at times
uncluttered glass, stretching likei^ith ignorant people but there
a bare plaleau between executive | aj.p ^ surprising number who ap-
and caller, has tended to give the | pj-eciate great art in all its forms,
tehind it an air of supreme j These folks unfortunately are not
Un the news as much as some of
trend is i the horrible screwballs who ex
libraries. But it is unbelievable
that Americans should be doing
their work for them by closing
dowm 30 libraries and 12 reading
rooms in Western Europe over 1 authority,
the last five years. Yet that is I But the democratic
wliat they are accused by an Ad-1 catching up with the flat top. We! ppccivelv make the headlines and
visory Commission on Informa- read with pleasure of a high jfhS 'ive New York a bad name,
tion of having done. ! school principal in California who ,
The United States Information | got rid of this barrier to infor- j —3—•
Agency and the Congress are the mality by having his desk remov- .
principal guilty parties--the lat-j ed to the school basement. He
ter for self-defeating niggardli-, has been deskless for two months I xork state i neater
ness in its appropriations and the now and is pleased with the re- which has been aptly callM a
former for “unwise and uneco-'sult. ’ . jewel box on a grand scale, with
nomic” use of the limited funds j His office, he says, has become '
at its disposal. If cuts were inevi- la place for free discussion with i that are used to illuminate
table, why were they made at the j nothing between him and those > as the front
eXpensemf Jefferson. Emerson,come to see him. Also, since ] J^we balconies in-
Hemingway and Carl Sandburg? i he is no longer “stuck behind a ornate theater which is
Or does the U.E.I.A. believe those j desk,” he gets out more to see
it decided to retain on its payroll | w^hat is going on in his school.
are superior to these men?
Leonard Marks, the U.S.I.A.
chief, promises there will he no
more closings of JJbraries in Eu
rope. That’s not good enough.
The Advisory Commission calls
on Congress to provide tlie funds
and on the U.S.I.A. to provide the
i.ntelligenco necessary to reopen
the li rraries which have been
clo.sed. And that should be done
Netc York Herald Tribune
LONG LIVE NESSIE
Offices of business executives,
too, are becoming more like liv-
done in rich red and gold. The
elaborate stage is equipped with
every possirle kind of items need
ed for the best of productions.
ing rooms. Many have chairs and 'There is a long promenade where
sofas for discussion groups in a
spot beyond the flat-top desk.
We expect to see more desks
banished as the new computerized
systems for storing and retriev-
in.g information take over. 'But
the audience can stroll and relax
at intermission instead of being
jami.Ted together as in the old
type of theaters. Alongside is a
beaded curtain which has over
ten million beads. In a nearby r }-
AT .T ■ magazinos they
Apparently Marous ILipton, aj mean to read, or
Laborite member of the British
there are some folks who will al- PositoO’ is the New York Public
ways like to surround themselves Library’s circulating collection of
with stacks of unread newspap- records, 60,000 musical
ers, with clippings they expect to ‘
use sometime and letters they in-
tend to answ’er at length when
the performing arts.
parliament, has small
tion of fables, myths,
tioiis and such.
He has drawn a bead on the
Loch Ness monster, which is al
most comparable to taking aim
at the Easter bunny. Thi^ mat
ter-of-fact and unimaginative M.
P. wants the legendary monster
to fish or cut bait, so to speak.
He thinks it high time that fact
Lipton wants a full-blown gov-
arnment investigation, o.mploy.
ing submarines, pontoons and
sonic soundings. His demand was
Upon its completion, Lincoln
Center will have over 13,000
they will revise when the mood i . - * •
is upon them. For them, perhaps.
the old roll top should be brought ^Guggenheim bandshell
'■'ack. It was a massive thing, S I outdoors It is a far cry from he
it stayed in the background and \ ^
when the owner wished to atpear I neighborhood for
tidy he could pull down the slid- ^ ‘^7,'
mg top and hide all the clutter.
i ter for culture but a monumental
The Christian Science Monitor i of architecture that is
' functional if not appealing to all
of us in appearance. To the irren
The Boston museum with its ■ of wealth who have helped to
revolving display will have a va- ' bring this center into being, a
riety of figures designed to ap- j dei;t is owed for their lasting
peal both to popular and sophis- contribution. It is easy to turn up
ticated tastes — everythin.^ fror. one’s nose at the nation’s largest
„ . Tse-tung to Willie Mayes, icity but it is true that only here
prompted by a report from Rov-1 fi’om Snow White to Moses, and j are some things done on so large
Air Force and Defense Minis- j tbe Beatles to Beethoven. | a scale, particularly because the
try e.xperts that five-year-old I Boston’s Xav;acjte sons will I financial leaders who can do such
movie photographs 3h,owed the | represented. ^ \ thin.gs, live and work here,
mon.stor proba' ly was
mate object 92 feet long, six
feet wide and five feet high.
He suspects that the monster
story is a wild fairy tale, a judg
ment with which we arc inclined
to agree, but what good will it
do to prove that there is no such
critter? Not only will those who
have "seen” it be discredited and
embarrassed, but a story that
has circulated in Scotland since
565 A.D. will be blown out of the
We would remind Marcus Lip-
top that the world has an abund
ance of realisn, but that fancy,
the stuff of dreams, mystery and
escape, is in exceedingly short I
TEMPTED TO /
For almost 200 years visitors
to London have marveled at the
skill with which craftsmen have
reproduced the human figure by
sculpturing In wax. Now it is pos
sible to see the same incompara- i
ble worki.-nanshlp without jour
neying clear to London. |
Montreal, for example, has a I
museum displaying genuine Tus- j
aaud wax figures. And Boston
can very soon boast its own
'iLondon Wax Museum.” On a
more modest scale than Madame
Tussaud’s celebrated waxworks,
the Tussaud-conneef^d establish
ments abroad neverth«i|sg obtain
their figures and apparel^right
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