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w the Important Announcement of The Farmers Bank and Trust Company, of Forest Gty, in This Issue of The Fo;. 0/Co ie, ! k.i is «i unaa* ,[, e Farmers
FORES'I v/iY Ct> o kIER
Volume II No. 23
and Personal Items
„ r]enn Hamrick spent the week
fa-her home at Henrietta.
said that Mrs. A. C. Jones is
■yinganiceline of millinery.
j S. Dorton, prominent citizen
Shelby, was visiting in Forest City
p D. Harrill and Myrle Mc
iel spent Thursday in Charlotte
ipP' n S-
£ L. Whittington exchanged
•ts with Rev. Grier, of Rutneoford
|jss Florine Herman, a teacher in
, f C. graded school, spent the week
jwith her parents at Hickory.
)r Fre d E. Webb and Frank R.
jkins motored to Gastonia Sunday
spend the day with friends (?)
Kiss Ottalie Long, who is a teacher
h e schools at High Shoals, spent
.week-end with her parents in Forest
lisses Margaret Young, Kittie Gail
mas, Mary Crowell and E. O.
omas S pent Monday in Charlotte on
I f. Cagle of the Cagle-Wilkie
unbing Co., is spending the week
re, looking after matters of business
rtaining to the firm.
lesdames. S. N. Watson, F. I. Bar
:,C. B. Crowell and Claude Laugh
ge went to charlotte Monday to take
• White Shrine.
Irs. 0. B. Green and children, who
re been spending a time here with
•mother, Mrs. C. A. Jones, has re
lied to her home at Lattimore.
(orris D. Harrill, who is now in a
remment hospital at Denver, Colo.,
jo-far recovered that he expects to
ich home shortly after the first of
ril, according to information he re- !
itly communicated to his parents
hdgett & Kiuu, the old reliable
niture dealers, i ave ;.n elegant
tof furniture ami can supply
ir wants from kitchen to par lot —
leveu the porcn Read their ad
(his issue and them a call
ngassured the\ will deai rightly
you in your purchases.
C. Proffitt moved bag and baggage
Forest City Monday to assume his
' duties as manager of the farm
artment of the Farmers Bank &
st Co. He has rooms at Mrs.
•fesand can be reached at all times
toe people. The bank is to be com
wedfor its enterprise and desire to
'the Agricultural interests of the
f. Xorville left Friday for a visit
Bson, T. S. Norville at Piedmont.
I returned Monday after a very
visit where he found that his
*as improved. Rev. T. S. Nor
-I>s pastor of the Baptist church
*Md is doing line in his work,
spiritually ministers to some 700
members of his church. Mr.
VVas agreeably impressed with
P«at development of that country
arolina over which he passed.
r - T. R. Padgett carried his chil
li Miriam and Lila, to the
fordton Hospital last week to be
° n l () r adonoids and the opera
te quite .successful. The chil-
5 e n °w home. Mr. Padgett is
with the Hospital and
and courteous treatment ac-
Patients by the staff, and he
ere is no use to go elsewhere to ,
u P-LO let your home county
.. oul "your innards" - they
at the job.
to begin thinking about i
L tlme - Make your arrange.;
ovv swat the fly, screen your i
' ar 'd Keep cool. Speaking of'
I f' oo! - reminds us that one of j
a >-M. comforts on a sultry day !
It is portable-can!
* -nvAhere, use it on the porch, 1
k I '' ''i hy the bed or in the '
I* •' lm £ nicer on a hot day, !
v ' !i n 1 oiks are preparing a ;
Jti.! W ' ltering kit chen, than to j
Nu 1 ' m lower the i
' n *"° Mayor's!
you out a good one
>if e s '' Surprise
\ uoir >g a good act once
and Personal Items
We are proud of our job department.
It runs the whole range of work usually
done in a first class office, and we have
never been found lacking in meeting
the demands or requirements laid upon
us, as testified by our friends and pa-
trons. When in need of anything in
this line see us. We can deliver the
goods and give you satisfactory service.
W. J. Davis, at the Mayor's office,
who represents the Edward E. Strauss
& Co. line of made-to-measure clothes,
has an ad. in this paper, which we call
your attention to. You get —both satis
faction and service out of the clothes
he has made for you. and he informs us
that he has instructions from the house
that any orders sent in up to the 18th,
will be delivered in time to be worn on
Easter. Our advice is to "Let Davis
We direct the aiteniio'v of our
lafy readers to the at! of the Henri
etta Milk stores, announcing their
opening display of spring millinei y
and noveltv suitings t;>day and to
morrow. All who possiolv cir
should attend and see this opening
display which these en'erpri-ing
stores have purchased for their cus
t tfners delectation You can find
no ueiter goods or finer displays in
the larger cities and positively no
better prices are to oe had anywhere
We call your attention* to the
change in the ai Ot the Long Drug
Co It. contains interesting incl
ination Mr Long savs it is lime
to >egin garde ing at,d he has afuii
line of garden and field seed that he
guarantees. He wants the children
lo know that he has the Eastei egg
dyes and all kinds fcaste l ' ra»;t>it.s,
baskets, and novelties fur their de
lectation; for toe young foiks he has
the famous Whiting line of corres
pondence stationer \ and JNonis
candies kiot fre-h and ice-cooled
Just think of it! Over S3OO worth of
s ilks sold in one day by store in Forest
City. This was at Efird's last Satur
day a week ago. We do not know the
amount of silks or other goods that
were sold on Thursday and Friday, but
judging by their Saturday sale of silks,
they evidently did a very large volume
of business, as they carry many and
various lines for their customers to
make selection of purchases from.
This phenomenal business is due to an
advertisement in the Courier of that
week, and while Manager Reinhardt is
tickled to death over the business done,
he cannot realize the importance of
regularly keeping his wares before the
public gaze. "Keeping everlastingly
at it brings success," and the merchant
who constantly keeps his name before
the people thru newspaper advertising
will never lack for customers.
Forest City B. & L.
Holds Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the stockhold
ers of the Forest City Euilding and
Loan Association was held Monday
night with a good attendance. The
following Board of Directors was elect
ed: W. J. Davis, W. S. Moss, I. B.
Covington, Geo. D. Horn, Jno. W.
Daniel, J. B. Long and J. B. Meares.
All of these are good men and all are
interested in seeing the Association
grow. From the above number Mr. I.
B. Covington was elected president,
Mr. W. S. Moss was named as vice
president and W. J. Davis was elected
secretary and treasurer. A very inter
esting meeting of the directors was
held after the stockholders' meeting
adjourned. Much interest was mani
fested by all the new directors and we
feel sure that all will rally faithfully to
a common cause, that of building
Forest City. A real live building and
loan association is Jthe greatest asset
that a town can have' and has done
more toward building some of our lar
ger cities than any other one crganiza
Failed to Get What
They Wanted to Buy
Uree, N. C., March 9th —Dewey
Frady and Simpson Flynn, two well
known boys of Bill's Creek section,
walked eleven miles across Bald Moun
tain to Mr. Higgens Ledbetter's for
the purpose of buying a pair of Quilis,
Messrs. Frady and Flynns' trip was
very unsuccessful as Mr. Ledbetter
did not have any Quills for sale at that
•FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, MARCH 18 it
County Seat News
New Mill Officers
(Oowded Out Last Week)
Rutherfordton, March 8. —The stock
holders of the Dobbins Manufacturing
Company met in Rutherfordton Thurs
day afternoon presenting the charter
for the capitol stock of SBOO,OOO for a
fine combed yarn spinning mill, and or
ganized by electing the following direc
tors: B. J. Dobbins, W. A. Harrill, J.
H. Mays, C. L. Miller, C. D. Geer and
Charles Gray. Following the stock
holders meeting, a meeting of the direc
i tors was held and officers for the en
suing year were elected as follows: B.
J. Dobbins, president: J. H. Mays, vice
president; W. A. Harrill, secretary and
treasurer. Work is progressing on the
mill building, and the brick wall will
probably be finished within ten days.
Rev. William Black, general evange
list of the synod of North Carolina of
the Presbyterian church, has signified
his acceptance of an invitation extend
ed to him to unite with Rev. J. C.
Grier pastor of the Rutherfordton
Presbyterian church in conducting a
series of revival services beginning on
Sunday April 4th and continuing until
the 11th inclusive. A feature of the
services will be the singing, which will
be conducted by Mr. Andrew Burr, Dr.
Black's associate co-worker and singer.
A most cordial invitation is extended to
the public to attend these services.
Dr. D. R. Schenck of this city who
was sent to the island of Hatteras to
help the fisher and the coast guard
people of that far eastern village of
the state to fight the influenza epidemic,
has returned to his home, reporting
that conditions there are for the present
very much improved. Three hundred
of the 2,500 inhabitants of the island
had influenza during the present epi
demic it is learned.
Rutherfordton, March 15.—Rev. J.
A. McKaughan, pastor of the First
Baptist church of Rutherfordton, be
gan a series of evangelistic services
here yesterday morning at 11 o'clock.
He is being assisted by Rev. M. A.
Adams, of Lenoir, who is doing the
preaching. Services will be held every
afternoon at 3 o'clock and at night at
7:30 o'clock. The services will probab
ly continue for ten days. Rev. Mr.
Whitener, of Morganton, will assist in
the services by leading the music, and
he is expected to arrive this afternoon.
It was learned the first of last week
that E. T. Belote, contractor, of Ashe
ville had been awarded the contract for
building the 2.21 miles of concrete
highway, a link in the proposed Ashe
ville-Charlotte highway from the Sea
board station to the western part of
Rutherfordton, however, it is learned
later that the bid had been rejected by
representative of the government at
least temporary, owing to the fact that
as understood the government will not
accept any bid or participate in the
construction of the highway when the
cost of construction exceeds $20,000
per mile for the government's
half, or $40,000 per mile complete,
while the bid was about $45,000 per mile
it is learned. It is hoped that the mat
ter will be adjusted satisfactory, and
that work on the highway wiil begin at
an early date.
Rev. Mr. Whittington, of the Forest
City Presbyterian church and Rev. Mr.
Grier, pastor of the Rutherfordton
Presbyterian church, exchanged pulpits
A Democratic county convention will
be held at the court house on Saturday
April 3rd for the purpose of electing
delegates to the state convention at
Raleigh tdNoe held April Bth.
His many friends will be pleased to
learn that Mr. O. C. Erwin deputy
clerk of the Superior court of Ruther
ford county will be a candidate on the
Democratic ticket for the office of Re
corder for Rutherford county. Mr.
Erwin has been associated with the
clerk's office and the Superior court for
a number of years, and no doubt wiil
fill the office of recorder with credit to
himself and the county if nominated
The semi-annual session of the Pres
bytery of Kings Mountain, will be held
at the Rutherfordton Presbyterian
church April 13-15. The Presbytery is
composed of the counties of Gaston,
Lincoln, Cleveland, Polk and Ruther
Pocracted Meeting at Hen
Rev. N. R. Stone and wife, of Miss
issippi, are conducting a potracted
meeting at the Henrietta Baptist
church, began last Sunday morning and
will last two weeks. Services are being
held at 7:30 o'clock p. m.
Forest City R-2
Miss Minnie Womack of Mill Springs,
has returned from the Rutherford hos
pital, and is visiting her brother and
sister of this section, Mr. J. E. Womack
and Mrs. J. R. Hardin.
Everybody is cordially invited to
come to Piney Ridge school house
Saturday night, March 20th. There
will be an oyster and ice cream supper.
The proceeds will be used for the benefit
of the school.
Miss Olive Mae Womack has been
sick for the past week, but we are glad
to know she is much better.
Mr. Robert Hardin has sold his farm,
and has moved near Pleasant Grove.
He has made his home in this section
for many years, and will be missed
Miss Sudie Young visited her sister
Mrs. J. J. Hardin Sunday.
On last Friday afternoon the Piney
Ridge school gave a party. There
were several present and enjoyed songs
and recitations by the children. Cake,
candy and cocoa were served by Misses
Louise Womack and Grace Lewis.
Mrs. Mattie Mitchell has been spend
ing a few days with her daughter, Mrs.
Mr. W. E. Lewis visited Mr. and
Mrs. George Shytle at Forest City
Mr. George Blanton and family visit
ed Mr. J A. Butler Sunday.
Mrs. Vena Fagan and children of
Rutherfordton visited Mr. and Mrs.
George Griffin Sunday.
Misses Cora Lee and Emma Dalton
visited Miss Florence Moore Sunday.
Mr. Charles Hardin was the guest at
Mr. George Griffin's Sunday.
Mt. Pleasant News
Miss Emma Hunsinger from Ruth
erfordton visited her sister, Mis.
Crawford Vickers, this week-end.
Mr. Paris Price returned home
Wednesday. He is improving rapid
ly after an attack of pneumonia. -
Mr. and Mrs V R Price, Mr. and
Mrs. Conway Kennedy and Mr. and
vlrs. F. C Price went to Alta Pa>s
Miss Maty Willie McFalden spent
Saturday night with Mrs Conway
Mr. Forest h'enson who was work
ing for Mr. A. V. Hamrick, has ac
cepted a position at Alexander.
Mr Claude Morris came Sunday
ight to accept a position as section
f treumn on the C C & O railway
Thursday, March 18th
Lucky Blue Bird Leading Stairs,
Friday, March 19th
Mystery of 13. Arbuckle comedy.
Saturday, March 20th
Hoodlum, with Mary Pickford.
Monday, March 22nd
Invisible Hand Capitol comedies,
Tuesday, March 23rd
Him That. Hath. Complete Show.
Wednesday, March 24th
Midnight Man. LKO comedy,
23s Hours Leave.
D. W. Griffiths Scarlet Dr.ys.
Land of Oppcsrlunitv.
Down on The Farm.
WOlt BOND j
f Will Sell |
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U.S. INCOME TAX
Every Person Who Had Income
in 1919 Must * Determine
MARCH 15 LAST FILING DATE.
Surest Way | 8 to Follow Form 1040 A.
Free Advice in Doubtful Cases.
Severe Penalties in
Nobody Is exempt from Income Tax.
An obligation is laid directly on the
shoulders of each citizen and resident
to consider his own case and to get his
return in on time If one is due.
With each return showing a tax due
a payment must accompany the return
in the full amount of the tax or at
least one-quarter of the tax.
All returns for 1919 must be filed on
or before March 15.
Must Show True Figures.
In figuring up his earnings for in
come tax purposes a person must take
Into consideration all items of taxable
income, and each item Itself must be
accurate in amount. Guesses and es
timates must be avoided, for the re
turn is made under oath.
Everybody who had an income dur
ing 1919 must now determine whether
his or her net income was sufficient In
amount to require an Income Tax re
turn. The best way to find out is to
get a Form 1040 A and follow the in
structions printed on it. That form
will serve as a reminder of every item
of income; and if a return is due, It
tells how to prepare and file it.
One of the important points to keep
in mind is that a person's net income
Is found by a computation prescribed
In the law, and that each item of in
come from every source must be con
sidered, unless specifically exempted.
Another thing to remember is that
the personal exemption allowed tax
payers by law has no relation whatever
to the requirement to file return. This
exemption is not to be considered until
a person has figured out his net in
come and determined whether it was
sufficient to require him to file a re
turn. Then, if a return must be filed,
he should read carefully the instruc
tions for claiming exemption, and com
plete his return.
If in doubt on any point as to income
or deductions, a person may secure
free advice and aid from the nearest
Internal Revenue office. Many hanks
and trust companies are also furbish
ing similar service during banking
Heavy Penalties in Law.
For failing to make a return on lime
the penalty is a fine of not more than
SI,OOO and an addition of 2n per cent
to the tax, if any. For making a false
or fraudulent return the penalty is a
fine of not more than $lO 000 or im
prisonment not exceeding one year, or
both ; and, in addition, HO per cent of
the tax. There are other p wlties for
failing to pay tax when due, and for
understatement of the ta v through
Many Sources of Income.
Aside from what one may earn by
his services, there are many other
sources of income. If he sold any
property during 1010 he must figure
out the gain realized. If he rented
buildings, land, apartments or rooms
such rents must be considered taxa
ble, and he may claim deductions for
necessary expenses incidental to rents.
Bank interest is a common source
of income and is taxable whether with
drawn or not. Any amount of interest
credited to a depositor is income to
Interest on mortgages and notes is
taxable; also bond interest received
A taxpayer who cashed his insur
ance during 1919 must report as in
come any excess received over the to
tal of premiums paid.
Members of partnerships or person
al service corporations or beneficiaries
of an estate or trust must report their
shares of income distributable to them
whether or not actually withdrawn.
Dividends of domestic corporations
must be reported. Many other forms
of income are taxable, unless specifical
The following announcement has been
received in Forest City.
Mr. and Mrs. Hayden Alexander Wall
announce the marriage of their daughter
Mr. J. Frank Sherard
on March the fourteenth
nineteen hundred and. twenty
Henrietta, North Carolina
$1.50 a Year, in Advance
Newsy Chnside Letter
Cars Reported "Held Up"
Mr. A./T. Humphries, of near Gaft
ney, -S. C. has accepted a position with
the Drug dept. of the Cliffside Mills
Rev. D. J. Hunt was in Charlotte
par of last weeK on business.
Mrs C. D. Hughes spent part of last
week in Charlotte with her little daugh
ter, Sarah, who is being treated at the
Sanitorium. We are glad to note that
little Miss Sarah is improving.
Misses Coda Carpenter and Jacquette
Hill and Mi. Memory Freeman are at.
home for a few days from Union Mills
where they are students in Round Hill.
Quite a number of out of town visi
tors attended the Alijlinery Opening of
the Cliffside Mills store last Thursday,
it was reported that the cars of Messrs.
Z. (J. Jenkins and Joe Lattimore of
Henrietta were "held up" on the road
about half way between Cliffside and
Henrietta, but it is a mistake It was
ieported that several negroes, about
twenty five in number were on the road
near High Shoals and as most of the
iadies were afraid to start several earn
were quickly on the way to the place
but when the men arrived at the spot
where the men were supposed to be
they found no one there.
Rev. Grady Nanney of Union Mills,
preached an able seVmon in the Baptist,
church last Sunday night. Mr. Nanney
formerly taught In the schools here and
has many friends here.
Quite a number of our y ung people
attended the Annual Celebration of the
Kalagathian and Kalliergeonian Literary
Literary Societies. The "Cliffside Re
nown Band" was engaged for the oc
casion. The program was very Inter
esting through out.
Misses Una Edwards, Fay Best and
Pamelia Pruett accompanied by Mr.
J as. Bui rus visited p.t the home of Z.
O. Jenkins Sunday afternoon at East
Red Men Items.
Caroleen, N. C.
The Improved Order of Red Men at
Caroleen installed their newly elected
Chiefs the lirst meeting night in Janu
ary, they were as follows: E. L.
Beachboard, Sachem, J. H. Williams,
Senior, Frank Upton, Junior, J. B.
Sisk, Prophet, J. IL Parker, Chief of
Records, J. W. Piercy, K. of W.
We have been continuously on the
war path, scouting the forest for pale
faces and we have had good luck so far.
we have been so busy that we had to
have a called meeting last Saturday
night to confer the degrees, the meet
ing was largely attended and we think
that both the candidates and the mem
bers had a good time. We hope to
continue the good work and ask each
member to do his share toward helping
us to carry out the principles of our
oraer, which is to care for the sick and
afflicted brother, clothe and educate
the orphans and see that the widows of
our deceased brothers do not want.
We had tfye pleasure of helping to or
ganize two new Tribes of Red Men
during the last year, one at Shelby and
one at Marion, our Degree work wan
highly praised at both places by our
Past Great Sachem.
We have some valuable hunting
grounds near us at Henrietta that
ought to have a prosperous tribe of
Red Men, and we would be glad to as
sist you in any way to rekindle the
Council fires there.
During the past year we have hao
a great deal of sickness among the
members of our tribe, and have had
one death that of brother Plyler Buff,
brother Buff was a faithful member of
our tribe and has been greatly missed
since the Great Spirit has called him
from our hunting grounds. We also
extend our heartfelt sympathy to broth
er C. C. Laws who lost his wife in
We meet every Wednesday night at
eight o'clock all members are urged t
attend each meeting and visiting broth
ers will be cordially welcomed.
J. H. PARKER, C. of P.
The undersigned having qualified as
administrator of Seanny Hill, notice i;-
hereby given all persons indebted to
the estate of the said Seanny Hill, de
ceased, to come forward and settle the
same with me at once. Also any par
ties having claims against the estate of
the said deceased, are hereby notified
to present the same, duly authenticated,
to the undersigned for payment on or
before the 18th day of March 1921
otherwise this notice will be pleaded fn
bar of any recovery on the claims not
thus presented. This the 18th day of
W. M. PADGETT, Administrator