KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD, KINGS MOUNTAIN, N. C.
The Kings Mountain Herald
A weekly newspaper devoted to the promotion of the general welfare and published
for the enlightenn.ent, entertainment and benefit of the citizens of Kings Mountain
and its vicinity, published every Thursday by the Herald Publisliing House.
Entered as second class matt(!r at the post office at Kings Mountain, N. C., 28086
under Act of Congress of March 3,1873.
Martin Harmon Editor-Publisher
Miss Elizabeth Stewart Circulation Manager and Society Editor
Miss Debbie Thornburg ... t Clerk, Bookkeeper
Dave Weathers, Supt.
Allen Myers Paul Jackson
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TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE
For u'hrrc your troaxure is, tliero ivUI ymir hoan't be also.
Same Old Story
The Israelis and Egyptians engage
in intermittent war.
So do Slielby and Kings Mountain,
and ours here in Cleveland County dates
at least to 1915, when, after a hot elec
tion, the Gaston Kings Mountain and
Cleveland Kings Mountain became all-
Shooting began anew the past week
end, occasioned by reaction to what ap
peared to be a rather innocuous Kings
Mountain Lake Authority bill, even if
the bill does require eight pages.
Certain Shelby and county echelons
undertook to shoot the bill down, with
Chairman Robert F. Morgan, of the coun
ty planning board, a major inciter to
The result was that the Monday pub
lic hearing called by the planning board
on its lake area zoning plans became an
inquisition on the Lake Authority bill.
The audience even was allowed (invited)
to vote on the bill, which is hardly crick
et in polite governmental society, the
matter not being on the agenda, and of
ficials involved not having been consult
Kings Mountain citizens have react
ed in kind. They were disappointed, and
angry, even madly angry, and up in
“Same old story.’’
“What would you expect?”
“That Shelby crowd!”
Of course, some of the more flavor-
some comments are unprintable in a
newspaper such as this, published fur
One strident voice at the planning
board meeting has a heavy vested inter
est in the doings. Buford Cline has not
seen fit to accept proffer of the city for
property for the Kings Mountain lake,
will retain property with miles of lake
shoreline. Another who hasn’t seen fit
to settle, Coleman Goforth, had his at
torney present to do his flag-waving- Do
they want inflated prices for their prop
erties plus control of the lake?
The planning board has not been
Kings Mountain's friend in the water
project from ’way back. It’s back-water
ing through flirtation with a county
water system delayed final approval of
the Kings Mountain Buffalo Creek pro
ject for several months.
Kings Mountain does not dabble in
the business of Shelby, Fallston, Polk-
ville, and Boiling Springs, nor neighbor
ing Groyer either.
Turnabout ought to spell fair play.
The Kings Mountain Kiwanis Club’s
12th annual Talent Show is in the plan
ning stage and already youngsters at the
several schools in the Kings Mountain
sy.stem are competing for the right and
honor of taking part in the big event.
President Hoyle D. McDaniel re
ports that last year’s show netted $2,382
and that these funds are making possible
completion of the sidewalk to serve the
high school from Gold street.
This job complete, the Kiwanis club
has devoted receipts from the event this
year to construction of some tennis
courts (there are none) at the high
President McDaniei says, “We know
that the money we make and projects
that we undertake are important to the
young people of our community. Also,
we feel that the enthusiasm, excitement,
and hard work that these boys and girls
put into the Kiwanis Talent Show each
year are very important.”
Ten Days To Get In
Two years ago. Kings Mountain held
a highly unusual city election. There
were only two contests for the six elect
ive positions at City Hall and for the first
time since the city was chartered in 1874
there was no contest for mayor (e.xcept-
ing, of course, the years 1939-47, when
the commission designated one of its
members as His Honor).
This election year the city seems
returning to normal, with 15 candidates
filed for now seven City Hall elective
Ground rules, of cour.se, on city elec
tions are somewhat different today from
those a few decades ago.
For several seasons it was custo
mary for opposition slates to make their
bids at the last minute.
Eugene Matthews, for many years
the shop foreman at the Herald, said he
was awakened many times in the early
hours of election morning to print the
ballots of the late-going slates-
Today Kings Mountain political
horses going to post must pay their en
try fees not later than 15 days before
The calendar says April 28, just ten
C!ommittees are often vilified in var
ious ways. A sure way to kill a proposal,
it has been charged, is to refer it to a
committee. Another charge is that a
committee is a refuge for non-working
figureheads. The charges are sometimes
Governor Dan Moore was criticized,
particularly, during the early days of his
administration, for “referring everything
to a study committee’’.
Similarly did Mayor John Henry
Moss get knowing smiles in some circles
with the raft of citizens’ committees he
appointed during his first administra
Well, the Mayor told all Wednesday
in his re-election announcement state
He, with city commission concur
rence, had appointed exactly 20 citizens’
committees with membership grossing
The Mayor credited these 20 com
mittees with a large measure of the ac
complishments of his two administra
An important note or two can be
added. I.' the committee expected to
work? Is the committee reminded it is
e.xpected to work?
The committees serving the city will
attest they have been reminded suffi
ciently. One businessman remarked re
cently, “I worked more for the City of
Kings Mountain last year for nothing
than 1 did for the folk who pay me.
That reminds there’s yet another on
the books. The Mayor hasn’t yet ap
pointed the authorized city stadium com
The Painlul Word
One of the more painful words in
the English language is cancer. In many
instances it spells pain and sure death
for the patient and concern and heart
ache for friends and relatives.
■Yet strides have been made in the
treatment of this disease, of which there
are many forms.
It is easy to second the motion of
President McDaniel in his invitation for
renewed support of this popular event
from industrial and commercial citizens.
Ingrectients: Bits of humor,
wisdom, humor and com
ments. Directions: Take
weekly, if possible, but a-
By MARTIN HARMON
O.scar W. Myers doesn’t mean
to <iuit, working, that is.
He told a friend recently, “Ev
ery day I work, I add a day to
my life. Every day I don’t, 1 sub-
He is saying, I suspect, what
many folk who look foi-ward to
so-called, "rocking chair” days,
with social security, few required
duties and a yen for fishing; poles
learn quickly. Indeed, as the late
Moffatt Ware told me not long
after he retired, "I need a job."
1 askiHl, "You mean about "wo
weeks of resting get you well
caught up?” Moffatt replied,
“You betcha.” And it wasn’t long
l)ef»re Moffatt was working.
Mr. Myers, of course, has
workt-d a few years. He is an
octogenarian who looks and acts
20 years younger and, of course,
has .work€*d a f<nv years, only the
recent 37 of ‘hem in Kings Moun
After liquidating Myers’ De
partment Store ten years ago,
Mr. Myers kept his hand in, even
after moving to Charlotte, by
doing part-time duty for W. S.
Fulton, Jr. and has continued
Ten days ago, Mr. Myers re-
3 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8 pjn.
DaUy 10:30 To 11:30
PATIENTS IN KINGS MOUNTAlh
HOSPITAL AS OF NOON WED
Viewpoints of Other Editors
“Freedom of the press is some-
POP OR GRANOPOP?
THE CAMEL TRAIL
ported for sales duty at Plonk, thing everybody is for in the ab-
Brothers and, as Mr. Myers ex- stract. The trouble starts when
presses it, “rejoined forces with
Paul Walker”. I had asked Paul,
before talking with Mr. Myers
the why of it and Paul replied,
“He said he wanted to work and
we said, fine, come to work.” His
Plonk Brothers schedule calls for
a newspaper or other publication
stops just lauding the free press
guarantee and goes to exercising
Student editors, even mote
fhan the rest of us. are likely ‘.o
Music teachers across America i -With mixed drinks already per-
are debating: I mit'ed in Virginia and neighbor-
Do you start the child off on ing Georgia, the two Carclinasj
four-day per week duty.
It is a rejoining of forces.
learn swiftly the difference be
tween principle and practice, as
two examples in the recent run
of the Arkansas news remind us.
At Jacksonville, Ark,, the mayor
has declared the city pound off
limits to a high school editor
named John Paul Jones Jr., and
If I recall correctly, Mr. Myers other student critics of the pound
employed young Paul Walker i operation, after a blistering edi-
from Hayav’ood Lynch’s Kings torial Jones wrote about the Way
Mountain Herald, where Paul the city was allegedly treating
wa,. doing after-school and part-1 captive dogs,
time duty. Mr. Myers came ^t Ouachita Baptist Univers-
through the Herald hack door jty the administration has been
one day to find Paul leaning a- j under pressure from several Bap-
gainst ‘he wall with his foot ■ tist groups about the state to
propped against it. Mr. Mvers I compel the student editor of the
asked, “What you doing? ” Paul OBU Signal to “retract” and
said he was waiting to go to apoloigize for an editorial on the
work, explaining that hi.s sched- mixed drink bUl. The Signal en
tile for the day began some 15 jorsed the Rockefeller adminis-
minutes later. ; tra‘ion’s mixed drink bill, in a
is'>-w of common sense and real
ism that would commend itself
Shortly thereafter, Paul was a to the critics of the student pap-
Myers’ employee. “I figured any- e”.
body wai‘ing to go to work was The editor, Bobby Stover, has
a good man,” Mr. Myers relatecl. been warned by his critics in
language that shows again how
Beethoven and hen link that up
with the Beatles or the soul mu
sic he’s already hooked on?
Or do you start with the child
where he and his pop stuff are
right now, and work up gradual
ly to the classics?
Do you start with “do, re, mi”
Or do you start with spontaneous
sound-making, like tapping toes,
jingling and humming?
Is some of the present anti-art
dangerous? Should one teach
children that random sound hap
penings are part of music — or
Anyone with alj the right an
swers, please send them to Music
Educators National Conference,
which recently discussed ail of
this dissonantly and without any
The Plain Dealer
Mr. Dalton Alexander
.Mr. H. W. Gamble
Mr. J. .N. Gamble
Mrs. Alice Harmon
Mrs. Martha Huckata-e
Mrs. Mattie Melton
Mrs. Stanley McEnlyre
Mrs. Ka'herine Neal
Mrs. Eunice Ray
Miss Ethel Roberts
Mrs. Nina Wolfe
Mrs. Peggy Blanton
Mr. James Dellinger
Mr. Lester Dorty
Mrs. Coby Ervin
Mrs. I, B. Gi>forlh, Jr.
Mrs. George Gordon
Mrs. Richard Green
Mr. M. L. Harmon
Mr. William Houser
Mrs. Betty Hoyle
Mrs. Roy Huffstetler
Mrs. Sidney Huffstetler
Mrs. Mack Jordan
Mrs. Odus Lankford
Mr. Hugh Logan, Jr.
Mrs. Margaret McKengll
Mrs. Walter Morman
Mrs. John Poteat
Mrs. Lottie Richards
.Mrs. Ido Smith
.Mrs. Claton Wright
Mrs. Maire Fewell
Mrs. Wesley Bail-y, 318 E.
ton Ave., Bessemer City
Mrs. Clyde Bess, Rt. 2, Besi
Mr. Curtis Floyd, 105 N. Ra
road Ave., City
Mrs. Robert Mon‘gomery,
3. ClDvW' S. C.
Mrs. John Nestlerode, Rt
Mrs. Lyenniel Camp,
Box 449, City
Mrs. Charles Hambright,
Linwood Rd., City
Mr. Thoma, Wright, Grover,
Mr. Andrew Jenkins, 114 Ful-
represent a dwindling desert in;
the vast oasis. And this week!
comes word that, up in North ^ QTTvn/VY
Carolina, sentiment for liquor-by- ADMITED SUNDAY
^hedrini: again has begun to Cornwell, 205 E.
SDrout St. City
It is not hard to understand, Mr. Dewey Bookout, 316 Waco
why. Vinginia resorts , finally j Ciy
fre^ from the restraints of pro-i
hibitlon, have begun to carter to! ^*;’,,C**y
the in'erstate tourist business.'
Mr. Paul Hartsoe, lOl Center
Ten Years Ago
Items of interest which occur-
Jd approximately ten years ago
Registration books for the May
12 city election will be open for
the first ‘ime Saturday.
, . . Elaine Dixon, fifth grade stu-
narvelous is ‘he American capa-U^n, at West school, and John
f t * r A W AI t *-vIv AMV l C> W« A VM I r* ct I .
I city for euphemism. A missions I ^na, sbventh grader at North
11A A%«i i*! ^ A*-i fI A VI4- A* ® _
Excepting for Paul’s four years superintendent at Pine Bluff | j^jading
with Uncle Samuel’s ai-my during wrote: “We would defend your|a„j, Reclamation contests Wed-
World War II, he was associat- right to speak what you 'think; jj^^Ray af‘emoon.
ed with the Myers firm, bulk of -but at the same time remind you SOCIAL AND PERSONAL
them as manager. After the My- that -i h every privilege you en- ,Miss Juanita Rathbone and
ers liquidation, Paul .joined Plonk joy there js also a responsibility! ja^k Sims were married
Brothers & Company as manag- to be borne.” The Ashley County | v^a^jn^aRay corning in a 10 o’-
ler. After ten years Paul and Mr. Baptist Association put it some-L.,oak double-ring ceremony per-
MyPrS arG tGI^C'hCr iwnat mnn** WirAotlv ronfvnf. I - . . ~
Unless North Carolina can shake
loose from similar restraints, her
share of the tourist trade will
dry up like the state. This being,
90, the chances are -fair—chances i ®^rn®t City
of quelling prohibitionist sen‘i-| .Mr. Napoleon Hogue, 304 E.
ment in the South are never good, Rjag® S^ity
Weldon Morris, 1004 Second St.
Mrs. Eunice Robbs. 313 W.
Gold St., City
Mr. Jesse Partlow, Rt. 2, Bes
—that North Carolina will adopt I AOMTITED MONDAY
some form of local-option drink;
Eddie Horton, Gen. Del., Besso
. mer City
Where would that leave South
Carolina? High and dry is where.
It is impossible to calculate how
many vacationers now whiz
through South Carolina on thel^'^'Y
Mr. Hershel Boyles, 41 Ba'cs
Mrs. John Hull. Bessemer City
Robert Grigg, 709 Ramseur St.
camel train between Florida and
the North. Permissive liquor
laws in Nor‘h Carolina can only
hurt the Palmetto S^ate, just as
Virginia’s have hurt the Tar
Heels. And just as Georgia’s
have already hurt South Caro
It seems inevitable that South
Carolina ul‘imately will accede
to the popular demand for mixed
drinks. Up and down the East
Coast, the Carolinas are the only
holdouts. Soon — this year per
haps — North Carolina will catch
on and make South Carolina
Mrs. Chalmers Revels, Rt. 1,
Smyrna, .S. C.
Deborah Parri.sh, 116 E. Mary
land Ave., Bessemer City
Mrs. Gene Carpenter, Rt. 2,
Mr. Lee Yorbro Jr., Rt. 2, City
Mrs. Helen Maynor, Earl, N. C.
Johf.nic Morris, Jr,, Rt. 1, City
CARD OF THANKS
what more directly; ‘“We recog-1 f^n^gR oaffney, S. C.
nize the right of ^i .orial 7tee- Miss Helen Hay was hostess to
dom, but this freedom is not 11- ^own and Country Garden
cense (.). 'phursday night, entertain
ing at the Kings Mountain Coun-
,, ,, „ffi Bobby Stover’s critics are ready
to defend (“to the death,’* one
External cancers, discovered and
treated in time, produce a well ex-pa
tient Internal forms in the throat, for
instance, can be removed successfully.
The reason for improvement in
treatment techniques is research.
Polio has been licked, tuberculosis
is a seldom known disease in this nation.
Younger doctors in Gastonia a few years
ago were mystified by a case of typhoid
fever which the doctors had never .seen.
(An older doctor brought the girl back
Thus the reasons for liberal support
of the Cancer Crusade.
Kings Mountain’s goal is $4,000.
Uore in tb. torm«r " J"
Baker Hardware building. Times
were tough for it was the depths Uve the First Amond-
of the Great Depression. The
Belk store he had moved from
neighboring Clover, S. C. He re
mained with Beik’s until opening
ttis own store seven years later.
The Little Rock (Ark.) Gazette
Is April 30th
GREENSBORO, N. C — Em
ployers have an important tax
deadline on April 30. according to
J. E. Wall, District Director of
Internal Revenue .Service in
This is the last day for report
The Family of the late Nathan-
ial H. Alexander, Sr. wishes to
express their apprecia‘ion to hi.s
One is reminded of what the I doctors, nurses and others who
governor of North Carolina is so kindly rendered tender service
said to have remarked to the! and care during his illness and
governor of South Carolina about death.
there being a long time between
drinks. So it is, if you’re driving
between Virginia and Georgia.
Which is why, here in the Caro
linas, it is often a long time be-
The Columbia State
will help financially veterans fin
ish high school.
To our many friends and neigh
bors, your faithfulne.ss during his
illness, and your kind expression
of sympathy at his death — the
many cards, flowers, telegrams
and other services rendered will
always be remembered.
I May the blessings of our Fath-
j er be with you always.
Administration! Mrs. Ru‘h Alexander
An American eagle — whose
image appears on money, official
seals and other trappings of gov-
J knew him, of course, but my omment and patriotism is be-
close association with Mr. Myers ing treated in St. Louis for para-’ log and paying both social secur-
began in 1&45 when I purchased lysis of the legs and feet. The ity and withheld income ‘axes tor
the Herald. I pride myself as be- Animal Protective Associa‘ion
ing friends, as well as an ad says it was poisoned by fish from
peddler, with my cus .omers. Os- a river polluted by man.
car Myers was, and is, one of my This bird is the same as the
ending March 31,
Employers should report these
taxes on the IRS preaddressod
.>est. A man of remarkable emo- bald eagle that is exhibited in [Form 941 mailed to them. They
lional equilibrium is Mr. Myers.| the Lincoln Park Zoo. On its cage
During 14 years and since, 11 hangs a sign readio; “Vanishing
don’t recall his showing himself i Animal.” The same sign hangs
upset but once. j on the cages of 13 other birds
some time aigo, we recall, the
zoo dlrec‘or. Dr. Lester E. Fisher,
,, ,, , ■ exhibited the world's most dan-
Mr. Myers puts to shame the ^ ^y
•■Ihn.. n„.c, ^
thou must retire at 65” dictum
inferred by the social security
-ind company retirement pro
grams and enforced by many
companies. For some, it is said,
life begins at 40. The point, of
course, is to keep going. Mr. My
ers, like Hunter Patterson, an
other octogenarian, credits his
physical well-being to walking a
He didn't know I was going to
write all this about him snd I
hope he won’t mind.
become a vanishing animal some
day unless it changes its ways.
Chicago Daily News
THE REAL THING
What fascinated us most albout
that news story reporting Rich
ard Burton hired a violinist to
seenade ailing wife Liz Taylor at
Hollywood’s Cedars of Lebanon
Hospital was that at last some
body .found a place that didn’t
have pq5ed-in music.
The Kntoxvitle 'News-Sentinel
have until May 12 to file their re
turn provided their quai‘‘erly tax
liability has been fully and time
ly deposited in a Federal Reserve
or authorized commercial bank.
If the balance due with the re
turn is more than $100, it should
be deposited in a Federal Reserve
Bany or authorized commercial
banks, using Form 501. Lesser
amounts can be sen‘ with the re
The completed Form 941
.should be mailed to “Internal
Revenue Service, 4800 Buford
Highway, Chamblee, Georgia
30006.” Further information can
be obtained by writing for “Em
ployer’s Tax Guide,” Publication
15. Requests should be mailed to
District Direc‘or, Internal Reve
nue Service, 320 So th Ashe
Street, Greensboro, N. C. 27401.
There are 7,000 survivinjt vet
erans of the Spanish'American
Keep Yoni Badio Dial Set At
Kings Mountain, N. C.
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