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Thursday, July 3, 1969
Established 1889
The Kings Mountain Herald
A weekly newspaper devoted to the proirtotlun of the general welfare and published
for the enllghtenoient, entertainment and benefit of the citizens of Kings Mountain
and its vicinity, published every Thursday by the Herald Publishing House.
Entered as second class matti^r at the post office at Kings Mountain, N. C., 28086
under Act of Congress of March 3,1ST3.
Martin Harmon Editor-Publisher
Miss Elizabeth Stewart Circulation Manager and Society Editor
Miss Debbie Thornburg .* Clerk, Bookkeeper
Dave Weatliers, Supt, Ailen Myers Paul Jackson
Douglas Weathers David Myers
ONE YEAR... .$3.50 SIX MONTHS... .$2.00 THREE MONTHS... .$1.25
The Lord livclh: and blessed be my roek; and let the God of my salvation be exalted. Psalm 18:46.
The Fourih
Excluded Press
Friday the nation celebrates the
193rd anniversary of the signing of the
Declaration of Independence by a group
of rather young men representing Brit
ish colonists literally fed up with a va
riety of impositions by the distant moth
er government.
County Commissioner Charles
Greene waxed eloquent last week follow
ing an executive session joint meeting of
the county commission and Kings Moun
tain city commission.
They were brash indeed.
In at least 99 cases of 100, the Kings
Mountain Herald would be hollerin’ loud
er than Comm. Charlie.
Great Britain was the world power,
challenged only by France, her across-
the-channel neighbor. The colonies had
little, both in numbers of men and quan
tity material. Indeed, spirit was the
major asset.
Not so, in the instance of the joint
gathering of June 25, when a final effort
by the city was made to win agreement
of the county body for a lake authoritv
Nor were the colonies united, for
there w’ere many colonists who did not
wish to cut the ties with Great Britain
and many of those were to don the red
and white uniform of the British and
fight against their brothers, often liter
It amazed the world when the Brit
ish surrendered at Yorktovvn in 1781.
The list of complaints against the
Crown, as written in the Declaration is
But most important and worth re
reading frequently, is the brief statement
of principle:
The reasoning of the city, honored
by the county, was that maybe, just may
be, the two governing bodies, talking
man-to-man and without the presence of
apeendages in the form of legislators, at
torneys, lake area property owners, or
representatives of the news media, might
find a workable solution to the who-
zones-the-lake-area problem.
Odds were that nothing new would
be said which had not been said at least
a thousand times in the past few months.
One new item WAS introduced.
“We hold these truths to be self-evi
dent: That all men are created equal;
that they are endowed by their Creator
with certain inalienable Rights; that
among these are Life, Liberty and the
pursuit of Happiness.”
The city would accept the section of
several-times revised Senate Bill 364 di
recting the city to develope the lake for
public recreation in return for zoning
authority in the lake area.
The intransigant county commission
said “non ” again.
Almost all, at one time or another,
decline to believe that all men are cre
ated equal and endowed by the Creator
with certain inalienable rights.
The meeting, as previous ones have
been, proved a waste of time for the par
ticipants, as it would have been for any
other who might have been present.
Almost all tend to forget that all
men are entitled to the pursuit of happi
ness — not necessarily happiness itself.
After the initial bill was introduced,
all the giving was done by Kings Moun
tain, the sole local government payer
(.'53,000,000) for the lake project. The ob
jectors gave nothing.
Loco) Speed Record
It undoubtedly does not seem to the
citizens of Kings Mountain that the
Kings Mountain Public Housing Author
ity has set any speed records in getting
the public housing show on the road, nor
does it to the members of the PHA board
of directors.
United States servicemen who work
ed with their British Allies in World War
II often complained, “The British defini
tion for ‘cooperation’ is ‘do it my way’.”
Local case in point?
Mrs. R. D. Goforth
The record, at least from experience
of cities in the surrounding area, says
A great segment of the community
was saddened last week at the death of
Mrs. Mae Morrow Goforth.
Kings Mountain Public Housing Au
thority was formally constituted in mid-
January 1967.
Her ministrations to many citizens
as expert seamstress and able saleslady
endeared her commercial public.
Construction contracts will be com
pleted under date of Monday, July 7,
The same traits of friendliness and were exhibited personally to
many other friends.
That’s two-and-one half years.
Shelby and Hender.sonville required
four-and-one-half years to offer housing
to its eligible. Gastonia has been in busi
ness longer without yet having the “for
rent” signs out.
Kings Mountain PHA would have
been at the finish line more quickly had
it not been for two principal factors: 1)
the tedious but necessary dotting of “i’s”
and crossing of “t’s” governmentally en
gendered projects require; and 2) fact
that, only five days after the Kings
Mountain PHA optioned its first parcel
of property, the Housing Assistance Ad
ministration of the Department of Hous
ing and Urban Development pulled back
on the reins authorizations for
fiscal 1968 were exhausted.
The final bridge has been crossed.
She was a Christian mother, who
continually practiced the level-headed
ness and self-reliance associated with
her native North Dakota. •
Ingredients; Bits of humor,
wisdom, humor and com
ments. Directions: Take
weekly, if possible, but a-
void overdosage.
Both my distant and recent
memory remembers nervous
bridegroom.s, not calm ones.
Albemarle friends were being
wed back in 1941. Jim was wring-
, ing his hand* behind his back and
was moving about as if he were
In the throes of St. Vitus dance.
I The couple was being wed in the
home of the bride. The modus
operandi was for Becky to des
cend the steps, be Joined by Jim,
and the two to proceed to the par
son, standing in front of the iman-
tlepiece. Becky descended in fine
. styie. As she took Jim’s arm. his
well-wishing (?) friends, I in
cluded, held his coattails. Though
the delay was no more than ten
si'conds, Jim’s aplomb was com
pletely shattered. He made it
"What's Integration?"
I Then there was the press serv-
I ice report out of London some
months ago about the poor nerv
ous groom who fainted away at
the altar. He was carried to the
churchyard which was also the
cemetery. Revived, the groom saw
the grave markers and fainted
again. He was revived again. He
made it, too.
My own instance is one of my
unforgettable experiences. An hour
before the ceremony, I developed
an acute case of nervous indiges
tion. By the time we reached the
church, 15 minutes before H-Hour,
i the burps came every second on
the second — and too late for
medfeal medication or that pre-
I scribed by Jim Anthony, my loyal
best man. I made it, too.
After attending the wedding
Saturday of |ete Hauser and
I 1
Hospital Log
S to 4 pim. and 7 to 8 pan.
OoUy 10:30 To 11:30 ami.
Broadus Kermit Barber
{frace P. Boyd
Jasper H. Bradley
Lela C. Carpenter
Ada M. Cogdlll
Elizabeth Bb*>ltoft
Marie Cain Fewell
Henry W. Gamble
Alice P. Hartsoe
Henry Nelson Hord
William Franklin Houser
Sidney D. Huffsfetler
Dorothy Jo Huskey
Florence D. Kilgore
Hattie P. Lay
William Hoyle Moss
John B. McDaniel
Mamie Smith Panther
Leonard E. Payne
Trula J. Payseur
Florence Isler Randall
George H. Shipman
l.da L. Smith
.Martin L. Wilson, Sr.
Geneva Nora Yarbrough
Mrs. Frank Wilson
Mr. Vincent Bradshaw
William Lawrence Moss
Mr. Billy David Bell, 407 York
Road, City
Mrs. Charlie Patrick, 112 Lin-
wood Road, City
Viewpoints of Other Editors
Letter To Editor
Not all the letters, or epistles
in the New Testament were writ
ten Years Ago
Items of interest which occur-
id approximately ten years ago
Rev. H. 'D. Garmon, pastor of
ten by Paul. Some were written i ® First Methodist
by other apostles. Peter wrote church the p-ast five^ yea^, ^has
Helen Goforth, my nomination for two, and John wrote three. James
The Grover Community Devel-
calmest groom out of scores ol tmd Jude, probably the brothers
weddings is Pete. of esus, each wrote one.
opment Council is completing
plans this week for a big July 4th
community-wide celebration, ac
cording to Charles 'F. Harry, III,
I From these letters we learn a-
' bout the teachings <ff the Preach-
A young lady who is to be wed I ers in the early church. Many ^ _
in August suggested she didn’t parts of the gospel that are not: publichy chairman,
want too much hoopla. “You’re explained in the stories of Jesus
wrong,” I told her. ‘The three I are told in these letters,
most important events in a per
son’s life are his birth, his mar-1 We read in the epistles that all
rlage (for the vast majority who people are sinners. Although ev
do), and his passing. There’s only
one of those you’re aware ol,” I
continued, “and that is marriage.
It should be done well.”
ery one deserves to be punislied
for his sins, God gave His Son,
Jesus, for the sins of the world.
Those who believe that Jesus died
for their sins will be saved from
I sin and its punishment. God lives
I The Herald has a policy ba-od ■,> hearts of the believers by
' on this thesis. In matters of news IHoly Spirits whom he gives
'Miss Margaret LCiJan Goforth
became the bride of William Eu
gene McCarter Sunday in a .'5 p.m.
ceremony at Mount Vernon Bap
tist church near Forest City.
Second Baptist church was the
setting Friday at 4 p.m. 'for the
wedding of Miss Brenda Wray
Eng and Gerald Dean Thomasson.
Double-ring vows exchanged
I reporting, the Herald (like most
! them.
Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. in
newspapers) attempts to gather
j Central Methodist church united
out higher rates, lenders iwould
have to ration lendable funds in
some more unfair way.
There is little doubt about the
unfairness, the uneven effects, of
high interest. Small borrowers
are hit particularly hard, while
big corporations have an easier
time obtaining and payirrg for
the credit they need. Prospective
home 'buyers suffer greatly as
mortgage funds dry up, and the
homebuilding industry always
hurts in times of tight money.
'But the unfairness of all this is
not the result of bankers’ greed
but of years and years of bad
economic policy 'from Washington
— policy that has been compound
ed in recent months. After years
of making money easy, the Fed
eral Reserve System, the nation’s
central banker, feared that the
supposedly anti-inflationary tax
surcharge enacted last year
wouM result in a recession. So
the Fed continued to flood the
country’s banks with lendable
funds, and inflation continued a-
pace. Then, realizing their miscal-
Celia S. Bonds,, 610 Sipes St.,
Cecil L. Cole, 132 Neal Hawkins
Rd.. Gastonia
Mrs. James Hamilton. Rt. $,
Box 460 City
Mrs. Lawrence Black, Rt. 2,
Box 34C. City
Mrs. Allen Blackwell, 501 Lor-
raine St., Dallas
Juanita Louise Case, 310 S.
Gaston St., City
.Mrs. Jake G. Nance, 223 Walk
er Street, City
Fairy Hayes Sellers, Rt. 2, Box
237, City
Mr. Everette Theodore Bridges,
107 Fulton St., City
Miss Karen Lynn Sparks, 1009
Sherwood Lane, City
Mr. Theodore Gilliam, 215 S.
Webb St., Gastonia
Mrs. Homer Jones, 919 Sharon
Drive, City
Mrs. John O. Patterson, Rt. 3,
^"va^een^Jolly Pritchard, Rt. 2,
Verl Smith, 916 Grover Road, ,
City '
Mrs. Jerry Hall, 1230 Second
St., City
Mrs. Otto Ford, Rt. 2, Box 32,
culation, the Fed’s managers a-
bruptly put on the squeeze, and
I These New Testament letters Miss Rachel Jean Jolly and Janis interest rates shot up predictably
> 1 a *7 ^ iM wi.n mu*! M I era.— * *
the facts and do the writing as teach us how Christians.Z. Caune in marriage.
we think it should be. In maiicrs should Lve. Christians are de-l
, cf birth’ marriage’ and death the a being honest, good tol WHO'S TO BLAME
j Herald does its best to please the ^be p ror willing to suffer for
I participants and/or kith and kin jef-ps’ sake, kind to their enemies
I ittvolved. i ready to forgive them, hav-
ig.n, ! ing love for one another, and
1 1 e-' zer to win others to Jesus
Saturday’s wedding produced in- Christ. Christians are happy peo-
, terestlng conversation, as wed-
I dings do, along with renewal of
friendships and establishment of
new ones.
pie, for God gives them joy.
It’s easy to assess blame for in
flation. If you’re a consumer, you
blame manufacturers for setting
their prices too high and making
profits that are too large. If
I you’re a business, executive, you
The preachers of the early ^an blame unions for demanding
church wrote that Jesus is com-j and getting walges that are too
ing again. When he comes, hejbigh. If you 'go” for conspiracy
will taUe to be with him all who theories, you can blame the “mili-
f I believe in him. The dead will rise, tary-industrlal complex” for get-
' All who believe in Jesus will rise,ting the country into Vietnam
Dr. Antoine Sehriener,
Pete’s chemistry professors at i ""T the^lmids’ThMe! . ^ Winston ChurchUl.
State, had come to North Carolina I,a. ,„))) Arv nut Nature gave men two ends-one
to sit on and one to think with.
1 * A _ . A-A II • iwho do not believe will cry out
last August, after living in Michi-I ^^j. fo,- a place to
gan and teaching at the Univer- ^ere will be nowhere
sityof Illinois. He IS a native AusJ ’ be ^to go, No one knows
s7at« vv-hen Jesus will i^tum. but Jesus
States in l9bz. tauglit that his followers should
always be ready.
Thee letters wore read many, i
Mayor John Henry Moss and I
chatted with Sam Goforth, uncle
of the bride, about one of the Go-
fueling Government spending.
And if you’re just about anybody,
at some time or another you can
blame the banks.
This makes Rep. Wright Pat
man quite a hero these -days. The
Texas 'Democrat and chairman of
the House Banking Committee
forth Brothers specialities, scenic
rides high in the ozone and ski
lifts. Goforth Brothers is current
ly in.stalling a scenic ride in Ha
waii and is building a ski lift, the
time (-HAstians me( .opened an investiga-
togefher. Copies were made -andi ‘"»o the recent increase ,n
other' ’Prinifi” interest rate, the
places. These letters were very banks charge their best and
shared with churches in
sixth, at Beech Mountain. Comple- today.
valuable. They helped the Christ
ians know how to live. As a part
of our Bible they do the same
There is one solid fact about tion will provide the Beech Moun-i
the Loch Ness Monster. And that capacity to send;
is that speculation on its exist-skiere per hour up thei
ence revives with unerring cer- '® ®?^ to the ski runs. “That ca-1
talnty each year when the tourist '^on t be too much,” Sam
season begins. Leave that to the ninientea. |
canny, thrifty Scots.
Dave Huffstetler
■Piedmont Baptist Church
The current agony, in other
words, is the product of an erra
tic, on-again, off-again strategy
of inflation fighting. It is this
policy that Mr. Patman and his
frienSs should be attacking. 'That
would be much more useful, if not
so wildly popular, as looking for
demons in the banks.
National Observer
Russia is a riddle wrapped in
a mystery inside an enigma.—Sir
Ever since then men’s saiccess or
failure has been dependent on the
one he used most.
one he used most.—George Kirk
I have yet to meet a man as
fond of high moral conduct as he
is of outward appearances.—Con
IThe Smithfield Herald
Myra Lynn Dye. Rt. 1, Lake
Montonia Rd., City
Mrs. Frank L. Goforth, Route
1, Grover
Sandra Faye Biimgardner, Box
84. City
Maud M. Gardner, 106 N. Gas
ton Street, City
Dalton Dover Mooney, Gen.
Del., Bessemer City
Gall Anita Davis, W. Virginia
Avenue, Bessemer City
Mr, Kenneth Lee Lowery, Box
335 D''"-si '
'Mr, W. Q. Dover, Box 52, Gro
Mrs. William Dulin, 107 Hart
ford Avenue, Bessemer City
Mr. Charles SImonds, 701 Bet
ty St., Gastonia
Joyce Ann Jones, 1S36 Adams
St., Gastonia
Mrs. Charlie Shaw, 312 S. Wil
low St., Gastonia
Mrs. Tommy King, 614 'Temple
St., City-
most credit-worthy customers, to
a record 814 percent. As the in
vestigation opened, Mr. 'Patman
was armed with -bundles of fan
mail from throughout the nation,
all of it urging him to nail the
'Money lenders, through the cen
turies, have been catchinig the
devil, and low interest has 'al-
This year a netw twist has been
given to the hoary- question about I
According to federal labor de- i ways been a politically popular
partment studies, the “typical” j cause to champion. Yet the banks
American industrial worker nev- ffe owed a little more sympathy
Sam, it developed, has never ^ jje makes than they have-been getting these
the monster. It is the reputed been off the ground, so ro ■‘’Pcotc, ] ^ week, and thar is record hays
plan of some Americans to launch as far as his in-the-ozone products- “Tvoical” in this case refers' F'oe one thing, high interest —
a yellow submarine to hunt for conrerned. “And I don’t ex-1 he .average nonsupervisoryi hhe other high prices - Is a re-
Nessie. In turn this has aroused
the wrath (real? simulated?
tongue-in-eheekly?) of several
Scottish lairds. Lord Lovat, chief
of Clan Fraser, and Lord Mac
Donald, chief of Clan MacDonald,
have expressed concern lest the
underwater hunters hurt the sea
Eve nthe Glasgow Herald has
pushed the fun along, criticiz
ing the hunt, and writing; “Nes
sie is a quiet, benign beatie
which has never done anyone any
If the submarine is launched,
we are prepared to forecast two
results. The first is that the
pect to,” he adds.
Though we had known each
other telephonically for some
years, I met Joe Goforth, other
half of the Goforth Brothers or
ganization, for the first time in
person, also renewed acquaint
worker in private industry, who suit, not -J-aai^c cause, of^mfla-
has three dependents.
tion. A continuously inflating
economy encourages businesses
to -borrow for more expansion to
The true measure of how well
off this “typical” individual really meet constantly growing consum-
is comes not from gross iweeklyier demand. And businesses and
pay, however, but from his aver-1 individuals, caught up in an In-
age purchasing power. This is'fl-ationary psychology, are eager
_ ivhat is left after you strip away, to borrow today to repay in
knee .with hLs wife the ’former the effects of taxes and inflation, cheaper dollars tomorrow. As long
Sophie Kendrick. On this score the picture is not as there is some limit to the sup-
-$o good. A weekly pay package ply of lendable funds, demand for
«»-“» I of $112.13 yields -purchasing pow-! those -funds will push up the
Indenendence Dav note- survev-'or of only $77.62. And the latter price of loans.
ing thrSfur stores foJ JuW 4th I t'go'-o only $2.24 less 4han| In addition, higher interest
Lhedules I Called Woody London » was last September; it is well] rates are the most efficient way
who said hla pro^We schedule below the yearly averalAes for the to ration available crei^t among
is a little comDlicated “I checked last four years. the many businesses and Jndivid-
beg-stie will successfully elude de- mv boat vesterdav and it’s not rru- i nitmtincin nmv seeking it. A higher price for
J -.i .u,- on my Doat yesteraay ana It s not ,j,(,is slump in purchasing pow- n,o„ey g^j^e prospect-
tection. The se«,nd is that this If it’s no^^eady, I’ll prob- or is iusHne mVre rca ol,
failure to find it will only in- ably work on regular ^hedule. If efforts to c^mbrunflluon are so u®
it) crease the Scots’ conVetion that ^ pu be fiahing.” After a mo- ‘"r'atlon are so jittip harder about goirtg. iitto
it indeed lurks down th*re in the ^^nt’s pause, he declared, “Aw,
cold, murky waters. • iqi close. I need a rest anj-w-ay.”
Christian fieieaoe Konttor
Idebt for expansion or larger in-
Milwaukae Joiirnol'memories. In this way high inter
est can be anti-inflationary. With-
Keep Yoni Radio Dial Set At
Kings Mountain, N. C.
ifews & Weather every hour on the
hour. Weather every hour on the
half hour.
Fine entertainment in between

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