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    PAGE 2. KINGS MOUNTAIN MIRROR, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1971
Phone: 739-3851
Box 345 Kings Mountain, N.C.
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Dear Sir;
I recently visited my brother In Kings Mountain and happened
to pick up the local newspaper.
I noticed you had a small column on Frontier Footnotes, and
I enjoyed it very much, and looked forward to getting the next
issue.
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^SHINGTON
Kennedy Vs Lindsay?
The U.N. Defeat
Brinkley's Admission
riROUBLE IS-
HOW DO M KHCfH
ONE Of TNOSE WOULD
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The political scuttlebutt in the Democratic Party is that
a fierce contest is already in progress between Senator
Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts and Mayor John Lindsay
of New York.
This impression was heightened in recent days when
both Kennedy and Lindsay were invited to a meeting of
Queens Democrats in New York but, at the insistence of
Kennedy, Lindsay was “disinvited.” City Councilman
Matthew Troy, who arranged the dinner, at one point threat
ened to personally throw Lindsay out if he came. Thinking
better of it, he later called on the mayor and asked him to
come, if he would not speak. (Kennedy, who spoke, report
edly didn’t like the idea of a comparison between the two).
Lindsay then refused to attend.
Newsmen who have watched both perform are almost un
animously agreed that Lindsay can match, or more than
match, Kennedy in the field of imagery and urban sophis
tication. Kennedy forces take the Lindsay candidacy seri
ously because he pulls his support from the same liberal
voting segments as does the Senator.
The fear, among some Kennedy backers, is that Lindsay
could become the most glamorous candidate in the party,
.as far as television image and charisma are concerned.
And Lindsay has no questionable midnight accident to live
down. Thus he is becoming a real threat to Kennedy, in
1972 and 1976.
In the State Department a rehash of the recent U.S. de
feat on the China seating issue in the U.N. has developed.
Some blame what are calledU.S. steamroller tactics. Others
blame seven nations which had promised to support the
U.S. proposal and reneged.
But pi-rhaps this nation has been spared a long dilemma
in not having a puppet China regime remain in the U.N.
Red China would not have taken its seat. Bitterness and
wrangling would have continued for years. One need only
go back to the Treaty of Versailles to appreciate how much
trouble can be caused by the imposition of U.S. policies,
theories and moralisms on foreign boundaries. This was
undoubtedly one of the causes of World War 11, the rise of
Adolph Hitler.
Recognition means only recognition of governments in
control, not approval. Formosa is, moreover, historically
and traditionally a part of China. There may never be any
genuine reconciliation between the peoples of America and
Red China. But there is today at least a chance, now that
the most populous people in the world are not to be daily
reminded of, and inflamed by, a U.S.-arranged U.N. posture
that there are two Chinas.
Despite recent testimony by some of television’s famous
news commentators that the federal government is intimi
dating newsmen, that the networks should be allowed to
determine news policy and content without FCC and con
gressional scrutiny in the public interest, David Brinkley
recently admitted to a congressional committee he doesn’t
see any intimidation.
Brinkley’s candid statement supports the facts. What the
networks’ news and other executives want is a free hand
to make money and ron their news departments without in
terference. Big-name news commentators who sing the song
of their masters—that federal supervision of news policies
to insure fairness and prevent intentional distortion is irt-
timidation-perform adisservice to their country and profes
sion.
A major effort of top television news executives in recent
years has been to convince the Congress and a gullible
public that free television is synonymous with a free press.
But broadcasting is not firee, never has been and never
should be. If there were only three national newspapers,
which went into practically every home in the country, and
if they were licensed to use public property all over the
country by the federal government, to operate, these news
papers would not be free of federal supervision either.
The three networks’ news programs have become vastly
influential in this age of TV imagery and if unfair or dis
torted can well affect the welfare of the nation. It would
be utter irresponsibility for Congress to allow the news
executives of these three networks in New York to operate
without any supervision at all from a government of the
people which allows them to use the nation’s ai^waves to
make lucrative profits each year, it’s encouraging that
Brinkley is honest enough to admit this truth.
TIME TO DO SOMETHING
Washington Report
By Congressman James T. Broyhill
Anti-Busing Measures
In response to growing public
opposition to the busing of stu
dents from one school district
to another, the House of Re
presentatives last week ap
proved a series of amend
ments to an omnibus education
bill demonstrating the Intent
of Congress to bar the Federal
government from pressuring
or requiring school districts
to spend local, state, or Fed
eral money on busing as a
means to desegregate scho
ols.
much too early to tell U the
action taken by the House last
week will be successful, but
at least a beginning has been
made and Congress Is ready
to assert Itself In this area,
after remaining quiet for too
long.
HIGHER EDUCATION
In recent weeks. Members of
Congress have been receiving
an increasing volume of mall
on this subject as student
busing plans have been imple
mented In cities all over the
nation. Southern school dis
tricts were the early targets
of both Department of Health,
Education, and Welfare and
court-ordered plans of this
type. The expansion of this
practice to other parts of the
country has added a chorus of
voices to those of us who have
continually expressed our
concern about tbe long-range
impact of busing on tbe ed
ucational system.
One amendment approved in
the House would have the ef
fect of delaying court-ordered
busing plans until all legal
appeals have been exhausted.
In many school districts such
as Charlotte and Winston-
Salem, tbe courts required
that busing plans be imple
mented even while app^s
were pending. Requiring local
school districts to adopt re
medies before the completion
of the judicial process ap
pears to jeopardize the right
of total review of individual
cases.
The Higher Education Act
was extended by the House and
amendments were added to
strenghten and Improve tbe
various programs of Federal
assistance available tol col
leges and universities
throughout the country. In
addition to continuing the pre
sent grant in aid programs to
these Institutions, student as
sistance programs were ex
panded to provide increased
financial help for students of
low and middle • income
families. Also, the “capit
ation approach,’’ which bases
aid on the number of students
enrolled In the college was
adopted as a menas of pro
viding general aid to Insti
tutlons of higher education,
in addition to the Federal
monies which these Institu
tions already receive.
In recent years, both Feder
al and slate governments have
Increased their financial sup
port of educational Insti
tutions. Despite this tact and
despite a general rise in tui
tion costs, many of our col
leges and universities are
experiencing severe financial
difficulties. Since World War
II, College enroUments have
skyrocketed. In 1940 tbe tot
al coUege enrollment was only
1.5 million. In 1969 the num
ber of students In colleges
and universities had risen to
7.3 million. Increasing enrol
lments, rising costs of con
struction, and the need for new
curricula to meet thedemands
of a rapidly changing society
have all been factors con
tributing to tbe higher cost
of education.
The bill passed by the House
recognized the need to con
tinue programs which have
helped colleges and univer
sities meet their increasing
financial needs. Revisions in
this bill will provide addi
tional assistance to small col
leges which have suffered the
greatest financial strain and
to the middle-class family
which has had to bear the
high cost of having several
children In school atthesame
time.
reflections
by Rodney Dodson
Declaration Of Rights
Girls In four advanced home
economics classes at Kings
Mountain High School have
completed a declaration of
rights tor teenagers and par
ents as part of a class pro
ject.
Tbe girls took the lists home
over the weekend for their
parents to examine.
I’m sure the parents will be
gratified to discover that they
still have some rights!!!
Mrs. Betty Gamble, home
economics tocher furnished
us with a list of these com
piled rights - one for teens
and one for parents. First,
the list for parents, then Stu
dents;
1. A right to have obedience.
2. A right to express their
opinions.
3. A right to a social life of
their own.
4. A right to have patience
from their children.
5. A right to know where you
are and who you are with.
6. A right to discipline.
7. A right to expect teen
agers to help each other and
their parents.
8. A right to understanding,
humility and sincerity from
teenagers.
9. A right to thankfulness,
pleasing attitudes and Indust-
rlousness from teenagers.
10. A right to expect frugality.
11. A right to respect at least
equal to that given those out
side the home.
12. A right to expect teenagers
to do the best possible with
tbe educational opportunity
presented.
Best Of Press
la
God Establishes Moral Order
This action by the House is
a beginning by the legislative
branch to clarify some of the
legal snarls which have dev
eloped in the process of de
segregating our schools. Pub
lic policy, developed in recent
laws and court decisions,
states that school assign
ments should be non-discrim-
atory and without regard to
race,School boards in follow
ing this policy have long since
departed from the question
able practice of operating dual
school systems. School dis
tricts in our area of North
Carolina have done a good job
over the past few years of
assuring that all students
within a school district are
assigned on a non-discrimin-
atory basis.
Recent court decisions have
caused confusion and uncer
tainty which have added to the
already difficult task of
peacefully meeting the nat
ional public policy of aese-
gregating our schools. The
practice of forced busing bas
distracted from the real goal
of providing quality education
for all students. Congress
ional guidance is needed to
clear up some of this confu
sion. 1 have supported leg
islative efforts to clarify
congressional intent. It is
International Sunday School Lesson for Nov
ember 14, 1971. LESSON TEXT: Exodus 20:
1-20; Romans 2:12 - 16; 3;21 - 26; Galatians
6:7- 10.
Today’s passages deal with a very important
aspect of civilization — God’s establishment
of moral order in the universe, that man's af
fairs may be regulated and the human race
assured of survival.
In Eden God laid down the boundaries of man’s
freedom; at Sinai He gave moral guidance in
the precepts of the Ten Commandments. Obed
ience was pre-supposed; compliance would
bring blessings, disobedience would be offen
sive to Him, and judgment would be the lot of
those who disobeyed.
God, In effect, was preparing a people for
Himself, seeking to Instruct and guide them
into a way of life that would be beneficial to
them and pleasing to Him.
The Ten Commandments have been handed
down through the ages, providing a sign-post
for Christian man, pointing the way through
life, affirming a state of grace. They have
been written into tbe law, as we know it today,
so anyone who breaks temporal law is also
breaking divine law.
These basic, moral laws last for all time,
and reach into all places, for they have their
origin In the Almighty, In His character, and
In His will. They are as cpnstant as the tides
of the oceans, the rhythmic hanges of the sea
sons. THEY ARE PARTOF A WELL-ORDER
ED UNIVERSE, and they are therrfore the part
of a well-ordered life.
Within this moral order of the universe, we
shall reap what we have sown. Justas a farm
er who sows grain, will reap grain,; as the
nurseryman sows flowers wUl reap flowo's, as
man sows of himself in this world, he will
reap of himself, whether it be good or evil.
Mao should therefore take care that he sows
kindness, love, a forgiving spirit, a strict
observance of tbe worth and rights of others
around him. By his actions he will be judged
by bis fellowmen and — most Importantly —
by God.
Fortunately for us we have a built-in antenna
to determine the difference between right and
wrong. This Is our God-given conscience.
The wise will heed this small, warning voice,
the foolish will Ignore it and finally blunt It,
for it cannot withstand close and sustained
proximity to sin without becoming coarsened.
Only a conscience that Is quickened by the
Spirit can guide unerringly in the ways of
righteousness, for conscience is. Indeed, the
temple of God that lives within each and every
one of us. It is His gift to us, this capacity
for making right and moral judgments.
The “new morality” about which we hear so
much today, is merely regression to a state
somewhat similar to the days of Baal, which
flouted the moral order prescribed by God in
His Commandments. If this trend Incur mod
ern day life continues unchecked, will we not
be Inviting God’s judgment upon ourselves,
as did the hapless, sinning nations of Biblical
times? For a continuing refrain in the Bible
Is that moral Irresponsibility leads to both
personal and national disaster! How much
wiser we would be to choose an enriching re
lationship with our Creator, within tbe bounds
of His law!
(These comments are based on outlines of the
International Sunday School Lessons, copy
righted by the International Council of
Religious Education, and used by permission.)
1. A right to choose your own
jobs and place to work.
2. A right to be treated equal,
In the family to needs, age and
Interest.
3. A rlgth
3. A right to pick your own
style of clothes.
4. A right to have privacy.
5. A right to redecorate your
own room.
6. A right to use the telephone
a certain time.
7. A right to choose our own
friends.
8. A right to wear make up
that best suits you.
9. A right to choose own act
ivities.
10. A right to choose your
own goal In life.
11. A right of your parents to
trust you.
12. A right to be loved by par
ents.
13. A right to family discus
sion about once a week,
14. A right to money for things
that are needed.
15. A right to have under-
st^lna parents.
16. A fight to the family car
occasionally.
These reflect Ideas of stu
dents and not necessarily the
Ideas of the teacher.
Our Readers are Invited to
write In their reaction to these
rights to the Kings Mountain
High Home Economics De
partment.
John
Kilgo
Political Notes
Snobbery?
Culture is what makes us
think we’ll like something
we won’t.
-Leader, Tripoli, la.
Progress
The distance to the moon
was once measured in miles,
but now it’s dollars.
-(institution, Atlanta.
Built-In Defense
No enemy nation could
take the risk of invading us.
Our youth are too well
armed.
-Eiiquirer, Cincinnati.
Mecklenburg State Sen. Jack
Baugb, who has been rumored
as being on the verge of
switching to the Republican
Party, teUs me be will re
main a Democrat and run for
the U.S. Senate next year.
Bau^ says he figures It'll
take him about two months of
hard work to become as well-
knows across the state as
Sen, Everett Jordan and Nick
Gallftanakls,
AndStateSen, HermanMoore
who has been a long-time
friend of Baugh’s, says he will
decide by the 2Sth of this
month If he’ll run for tbe U.S,
Senate. Moore says his poll
Indicates that a rather young,
middle - of - the - road can
didate can be elected next
year. He’s rather young and
the middle - of - the - road
ain’t never so crowded that
It can’t stand another candi
date.
***
Pat Taylor still hopes to land
Lindsey Warren Jr. to run
bis campaign for Governor...
About restructuring higher
education, Taylor said; “I’m
happy that a plan adop
ted and most people seemed
generally pleased with it..”
There hu been talk that an
other special session of tbe
legislature might be called to
handle no-fault auto Insur
ance. Taylor doesn't think
it will happen, saying the con
troversial matter Is too com
plicated, comiflex and far-
reaching to be handled with
out "everybody being heard.”
*•*
Aimed High
Today’s mighty oak is
just yesterday’s little nut
that stood its ground.
-Grit
Frustrating
Some men have a reputa
tion for truthfulness because
they can’t think fast enough.
-Press, Grand Rapids.
Word keeps coming to me
that House Speaker Phil God
win Is going to forego tbe race
for lieutenant governor and
run for attorney general.
Godwin has been concerned
about tbe jump Wilson attor
ney Jim Hunt has on him in
campainging .. and also in
money. Also standing in the
wing s Is Roy Sowers, who
should be able to find tbe re
sources to rim a strong cam
paign.
Godwin can be expected to
get a lot of help from state
legislators If he gets Into the
race for attorney general.
How much money is it going
to take to run for the U.S. Sen
ate from North Carolina? One
potential candidate tells me he
needs to see $1 million before
be runs.
True
Committees have become
so important that a subcom
mittee has to be appointed
to do the work.
-Gazette, Augusta, Kan.
Frontier
gm\
By Gene Cox - Historian, Kings Mtn. Military Park
Revolutionary Spies
Ran High Risks
Espionage in Colonial America was carried on by both sides
during the American Revolution. The agents who carried on the
silent war had no training and Ignored basic rudimentary caution
in their clandestine operations. One operation that occurred in
October of 1777 had the makings of a modern spy thriller.
Rep. Ike Andrews of Siler
City has served in the legis
lature under four governors.
He was also in tbe middle of
the fight over higher educa
tion. About Gov. Scott’s push
in this matter, Andrews said
“It was the most pressure
I’ve ever seen aGovernorap
ply. Terry Sanford with the
sales tax was second.’’
Any hard feelings about it?
"Not on my part,’’ Andrews
said. “I’m not holding a
grudge against anybody."
State Sen. Jack Baugh, look
ing at that situation, said;
“Bob (Scott) proved that the
Governor has plenty of power
without us ^ving him the
veto.”
***
In the desperate week before Burgoyne’s surrender at Saratoga
It was Important he know that British forces were marching up
the Hudson River toward his army. In a letter dated August 28,
Burgoyne had asked Sir Henry Clinton, Commander of all British
forces, If he should advance or retreat. Sir Henry’s letter,
written on thin silk instead of paper, told him (o do what he
thought best. Actually the British Army was too far away to
provide any assistance. The letter was concealed in an oval
silver ball about the size of a rifle bullet. It was given to Dan
iel Taylor, a young officer, who had been promised promotion
If he got through the American linesalive. The bullet was made
of silver, so that the spy could swallow It without injury from
corrosion. He concealed it In his hair, which was easy enough
when gentlemen wore long hair with large queves.
Taylor left on ttie evening of the eighth, unaware that the Am
ericans were already on tb e lookout for him. Another British
spy, who had been captured earlier, told them that Taylor tra
veled between New York, and Canada. Almost as soon as Tay
lor started, he was captured at Windsor,
It is ironic the way be was captured. After losing his way,
Taylor had fallen In with a patrol from Webb’s Connecticut Reg
iment who happened to be wearing scarlet uniforms from a cap
tured British transport. Taylor assumed he was In friendly
hands and made remarks flat made his captors suspicious.
When they took him before an officer InAmerican dress he then
realized his mistake. Crying, “I am lost” be swallowed the
silver bullet. Recovery was easy. Taylor was overpowered
and Dr. Moses Hlgby forced him to swallow a strong emetic.
He vomited the bullet, instantly snatched It up, swallowed it
again andtried to escape. Under the tnreat of a hanging, be agre
ed to a second dose and the bullet was retrieved. When tbe
message was revealed, he was sentenced to hang. On October
16, 1777, the sentence was carried out.
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