KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD. KINGS MOUNTAIN, N. C.
Thursday, June 2, 1966
by Ja<n. Christenson
Nows items this -week from
.'erqulmans, Mecklenburg, Clay, ;
Robeson, Rockingham, and Dur- |
ham counties. j
ATTRACTIVE ACCESSORIES ,
“Before you discard an item—i
take a careful look at it. It may|
bo you can transfon.-n it into an
attractive accessory for your
homo,” Mrs. Ila Grey White,
homo economics extension agent,
rorquimans County, points out.
Here’s an example. Witir-in-
grmulty, elbow grease, and black
paint, Mrs. Tom White of Win-
fall. transformed an antique
sausage grinder into an attract
ive planter for her family room.
She e>vorod a shoemaker’s last
with black paint and is usiirg it
as a smoking stand and she
cleaned an old set of scalbs, plac
ed then on the hearth, and uses
them for fruit arrangements.
“So next time j.’ou’re about to
throw a similar object aw’ay.
take another look. Perhaps yoi
can transfer it into a useful and
attractive household accessory,”
Mrs. White says.
SCRATCHING THE SURFACE
Armed with old nylons, putty
knives, and determination, 32
Mecklenburg County homemak
ers learned the techniques of re
finishing fui-niture. Old tables.
Queen Anne chairs, water skiis,
miniature thread boxes, and
similar items were their props,
Kathleen Nelson, home econom
ics agent, says. “The group put
in a hard days worwv, but believe
it was a rewarding and profita
ble one,” she notes.
Mrs. Kenneth West, a home
maker in the Warne Communit3’
of Clay County, has a new fam
ily room with a lot of wall
space. To decide how' to arrange
pictures for this wall space, Mrs.
West cut shapes of the actual
size picture she planned to use
from brown paper. Then she ar
ranged and re-arranged the cut
outs on her wall until she got
the most pleasing effbet, Mrs.
Ruby Corpening, Clay County
home economics extension agent,
A comfortable and efficient
kitchen is the pride of Mrs. Ecil
Griffin, Robeson County. Mod
ern equip rent and proper stor
age save her time and energy.
Comforta. le work heights and
smooth procliictio!! teoh.iiquos al
low her to prepare meals with
less walking, bending, a n-d
A broad window over tlio sii:k
gives her good natural light,
while semi-indiieet artiticial light
illuminates her work surfaces
W'ith a minimum of ghu:e ;uid
Natural birch ^ cabinets with
coppertoiic hinges vand haiulles
lend a dccopativie touch to the
beige and bellow color scheme
and exposed beams give the
kitchen a charming atmosphere,
“Maximum convenience and
beauty are thb major ingredients
in Mrs. Griffin’s step savin?
kitchen,” Mrs. Ann W. P’all,
home economics extension agent
Robeson County points out.
OAK GROVE news
By Mrs. Ruth Vess
Having a convenient pl.ace to
sew is important for any home
maker, believes Isabelle Buck-
ley, home economics extension a-
gnt, Rockingham County.
So the Extension staff has a
model sewing center at th-eir
office building. Among the fea
tures of the model center are: a
chest of drawers for storing sew
ing supplies and an ironing cen
ter located near the sewing ma
As I write this, May 23, the
weather has taken a decided
warming trend in all sections of
the state and plants are growing
real well. In our neighborhood,
rainfall has been more than ade
quate and well distributed. Lawn
ing.” oelicw^ Mrs. E. O. Sharpe,
2707 Duke Ilome'steatt Rd., Dur
Mrs. Sharpe’s daughter is at
tending business school, Martha
B. Edmondson, home economics
extension agent, relates. After
completing a course in charm,
the daughter i\aced hom.e to teach
her miother what she had learn
Instead, she found her mother
already knew how' to sit proper
ly and how to enter a room
gracefully. "Where did you learn
that?” the daughter demanded.
“Why from an Extension
Home Demonstration Club meet
ing.” her mother replied.
mowing is a must; at least twice
To keep things .growing and
happy in the cut flower garden,
the vegetable garden :fnd in flo
wer beds and borders, frequent
shallow' cultivation will be help
ful., Where mulches have been
applied, stirring of the soil may
ce omitted but weeds should be
pulled out. A mulch usually is
sufficient for such shallow' root
ed plants as azalea.? and rhodo
dendrons. Keep all plants pro
tected fra.T! insect and disease
pests by following a regular
spray or dust program.
Oak Grove Baptist church will
have Vacation Bible School next
week, June G-10. Preparation Day
will be Saturday mornings at
9:00 with classes from nursery
thi'ough Int^n.T.cdiato age group.
The deacon? of Oak Grove
will meet Tuesday in the pastor’s
home at 7:00.
Leafy v'egetables, snapbeans
and sweet com may need a light
side dressing of nitrogen, de
pending upon your soil type.
Light sandy soils are more likely
to show nitrogen deficiency than
are the heavier types—clays and
loams. Availability of all plant
nutrients will be closely related
to the water supply.
CHARM IS NO
“Charm is not a fleeting fan
tasy” it is part of every day liv-
of our beloved associate
T. J. 7 imms
Wear Seat Belts
To Insure Safety
RALEIGH - The North Caro
lina Depanment of Motor Ve
hicles says that nine of the 33
lives lost on the state’s streets
and highway's last week could
hav'e been saved if seat belts had
The Department also saj's that
failure to wear seat belts caused
five of the 12 deaths last week
end alone. -
j “Investigations of the acci-
i dents proved that failure to
j wear these e.ssential safety de-
I vices wer a major factor in the
; death list”, according to Com-
i missionr A. Pilston Godwin, Jr.
I Seventeen of the week’s fatali-
1 ties resulted from vehicles run-
I ning off the road. Speed was the
' biggest offender.
With profound sorrow we announce the death
on Sunday, the 29th of May
Nineteen hundred and sixty-six
’ of our vice-president
In Chrome Plating
His family remembers with especial appreciation the many
kindnesses and expressions of sympathy during his lengthy illness, of
his legion of personal friends and patrons through^the many years he
has been associated with Timms Furniture Co., Inc.
A sparkling Bell System coin
telephone — cloaked in a mirror
like chrome plating — is inviting
admiring glances from New
York to Seattle, while boldly re
sisting nicks, knocks and knives.
The chromium-plated phones
^have teen, placed in areas of
neentrated telephone usage,
such as airports, lobbies of com
mercial buildings, street corners
and boardwalks. They’re es
I pecially effective for instalJa
' tions near coastlines, where sail
air wa?es a constant attack on
less durable metals. The attract
ive appcaranceof c h r o m i u t
seems to fit many surroundings,
j Field maintenance has been
greatly reduced and very little
in the way of damage to the
chromefinish has been reported
said R. B. Moore, local telephone
Gladiolus corms should be
planted every two weeks for a
succession of flowers during the
summer months. In the vegetable
garden, successive plantings of
snapbeans and sweetcom are in
order in the lower Piedmont and
eastern Carolina. Keep tomatc
plants pruned by pinching out
the tender shoots as they form
in the leaf axils at the base of
the leaf stem.
Th iris may be considered as
the constant companion of a well
planned garden. They grow weL
in all sections of the state with
reasonable oare. Rhizomes may
be divided anytime after the
blooming period until about
October in the lower Piedmont
an deastern Carolina, and Sep
tember in the mountains.
Be on guard for lace bugs on
azalea, pyracantha, Washington
hawthorne and rhododendron.
3piay with Sevin or Malathion,
mixing with water according to
instructions on containers.
Remove old fruiting canes of
red and black raspberry plants
after the crop has been harx'est-
ed. If you are planning to lift
and divide any of your early
flowering bulbs, be sure to wait
until the leaves have turned
brown. It is desirable to lift and
dvide daffodils at least once in
ever>' three years.
Rev. Howard Jordan will use
the sermon topic, “Qualifica
tions of A Christian” at Sun
day’s morning worship service
at Central Methodist church.
Members of the Official Board
will be installed following the
Salutes the graduating classes of all area high schools on
fte^omplishmentsof thepist, the activities of today,
and the plans, hopes, and dreams of the future.
Mrs. T. A. Champion, Sr. spent
the weekend with Mrs.‘ Annie
Barnes of Grover.
Mrs. Elva MeSwain visited Mr.
and Mrs. Walter V'ess, Sr. and
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bell and
family visited Mr. and Mrs. Gilbs
Bell and bov's Sundaj'.
Rev. and Mrs. Arnold Bell
and famil>' of Lenoir, N. C. visit
ed Mrs. Sam Bclj, and Gail Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Stokes Wright
and family and Mr. William
Wright visited Mr. and Mrs
Horace Bell Sunday.
Mr. Henry Bell of Charlotte
visited his mother, Mrs. Mae Bell
Miss Estelle Barber and Mrs.
D. M. Teague of Charlotte, N. C
visited Mrs. Marvin Wright and
Mrs. Lester Harmon and Billy
acco.rpanied Rev. and Mrs
George Leigh to a homecoming
service at the Tabernacle Bap
tist church in Forest City Sun-
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mayes and
familj’ moved recently into their
new home ki the community.
Mrs. Evans Cooper of Latti-
•nore and Mrs. Lester Harninn
md Billy visited Mrs. Sarah P.
Lovelace Sunday’ afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis MeSwain
of Rock Hill, S. C. visited Mr.
and .Mrs. P. F. MeSwain Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam .Lovelace
.and Jerry attended the Howell
reunion at Shelby City Park Sun
li^n nl listMf
I Q-My widow’s benefit Was
stopped when I remarried last
year. My new husband is not re
viving social security benefits
so I don’t get any benefits n.nv.
Can I requalify as a widow un
der the new law?
Mr. and Mrs. Crawford Lo\'e-
lace visited Mr. and Mrs. Frank
lin Davis Sunday afternoon.
I A-Yes. However, you will
no'ed to file a new application.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Costner and
Darlene of Cherryvillc and Mrs.
Leah Page of Morganton, visited
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Davis
Q—I would like to know if a
widow can qualify for benefits
if she and her husband were not
living togetiier at the time he
Mr. Dean Champion and Tiim
visited Mr. and Mrs. Tommy
Champion Saturday afternoon.
A Yes. if the widow is GO or
over, and her deceased husband
had worked under social security
long enough to be insured.
In case of fire or natural disaster, insurance pays . . . with
cash to rebuild, cash to cover potential profits. Better bo safe
than sorry! Let us review j'our insurance program.
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