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THE CAROLINA NEWS
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Mullen Bible Training Schooi Of Lake Lure Is Serving Well
TOUR OF SOUTH
FAR AND NEAR
School Has Served Area For
Over Forty Years; Edu
cates Young- People For
The Mullen Bible Training
School in Lake Lure — an institu
tion which has been serving Ruth
erford County with the Good Netvs
of the Gospel for the past five
years — is at present conducting
its Spring Gospel Tour through
the eastern States. The trip, which
started on March 26, will cover
churches and schools in North Car
olina, V i r g i ni a, Pennsylivania,
New York, and Connecticut and
will last two weeks. The group
traveling includes three teachers,
the Rev. R. M. Kincheloe, Mrs. R.
Woods, and five Mullen students,
Maude Dickey of Lake Lure, Ma-
dora Hobson of Virginia, John
Hudson of Asheville, Robert
Brown, and Roy Brentley, both of
Pennsylvania. They expect to re
turn to the campus on April eight.
Their services will feature special
singing, chalk drawing, and Gospel
messages for the people of today.’
The Mullen Bible Training
School was formerly the Mary B.
Mullen School, well known and
loved by the people of Western
North Carolina for over forty
years. Until 1934, when the
school’s largest building was des
troyed by fire, the Mary B. Mul
len School educated boys and girls
of grammar and high school ages.
The school, in its present set-up, is
educating adult young people for
The people of Ruthei-^o'd pnd
ttie .surrounding countie.o are ,cor-.
lUuiiy invited to visit the Mullen
Bible Training School at any time.
They will find the school nicely si
tuated in the old picturesque Uree
section of Lake Lure, four miles
from Highway 74, ten miles west
of Rutherfordton. Miss Gamble,
leader of the school in its early
days, still lives on the campus and
is a faithful friend to students
and teachers alike. She is now in
her ninety-first year. The present
principal is the Rev. R. M. Kinche
loe, who came to the school from
Alabama five years ago.
The people of Western North
Carolina will be interested to
know that the Mullen Bible Train
ing School has organized a sum
mer camp for young people betwe
en the ages of nine and twenty-
nine to be held on the school cam
pus July 4 through July 18. The
campers will enjoy a happy and
profitable two weeks of hiking,
picnics, outdoor games, wholesome
recreation of all kinds and ample
opportunity to find out the truth
about God and His great love for
Dr. P. V. Waddell, civic and me
dical leader of Chesnee and Green
ville, S. C., is also the owner of
the Red, White and Blue Cafe of
Chesnee a popular eating spot.
Cornelius Miller, Rutherford
County native and presently a
church and civic leader of Shelby
states that they are building a new
church at Adam Chapel A. M. E.
Zion near Kings Mountain. Rev.
S. I. Clement is pastor.
Mrs. Vinnie Hamilton’s Grill in
Spindale is located in a desirable
spot with good food and drinks at
rdl times. Visit her.
The recent dedication program
of Carver High School of Spindale
■inder the supervision of Prof. J.
C. Duncan, principal was success
ful from all angles. Our belated,
but sincere congragulations.
Mullen Gospel Messengers
Forest City News
The CAROLINA NEWS seeks to
serve Cleveland and adjacent
counties as well as Rutherford. It
is at your service at all times. Use
The Mullen Gospel Messengers of Lake Lure are available for engagement for churches, schools
and any religious programs. They also render solos, chalk drawing, personal testimonies and Gospel
Don’t forget that Thursday
night of each week is bank night
at Bells Theater in Spindale
One will have to go a long way
to find a more deserving and co
operative group of businessmen
than those who advertise in TH’i;
CAROLINA NEWS. Patronize
them, won’t you?
niursday, April lo is the deid-
line for applying fut *-4-4.—
Rev. J. M. Blassingame pastor
Russell Tabernacle C. M. E. chiif'
ch in Spindale plans to build**
church in Forest City. The cit^ ;
zens there of both races have pr.-
rnised their cooperation, he said.
Dr. A. C. Cook, presiding Elder
of the Hendersonville Dist. A. M.
E. Zion church is a delegate to the
forth comming General Confer
ence of the A. M. E. Church that
meets in Brooklyn, N. Y. May 7th.
This being the ninth time he has
been elected. Dr. Cook was cam
paign manager for Bishop B. G.
Shaw and is presently the manag
er and chief supporter of Dr. J. S.
N. Tress for the Bishopic.
‘One Foot In Heaven’
At Bells April 13-14
Of humanity’s many unsung fi
gures, none has been less celebrat
ed than the small town minister.
“One Foot in Heaven, a Warner
Bros, release, opening at the Bells
Theatre Spindale on April 13-14
tells just such a story—the heart-
\yarming experiences of a rural
pastor and his family.
Co-starring Fredric March and
Martha Scott, the film relates the
tribulations of a struggling clergy
man and his family who accept an
assigrfflgent in a small Iowa town.
The chhreh and the parsonage pre
sent additional difficulties and it
takes mother a while to realize
tnat the parsonage is not only her
home, but the property and con
cern of every lady in the congre
gation. However, like her husband,
she learns to love the new life and
to enjoy solving the problems at
tendant on raising a family with
a modest income.
A warm and charming story,
“One Foot in Heaven” was adapt
ed from the famous book by Hart-
Patients At The
Rev. Mrs. N. V. Daughty, pastor
of St. Paul A. M. E. Zion church
in Forest City is having fine suc
cess according to all reports reach
ing this reporter. St. Paul is one
of our old, historic churches in
this section of the county and her
progress is always watched with
keen interest. Otis Rice, for many
years church clerk and one of the
most dependable laymen any
church ever had is still doing his
part to help his pastor and officia
ls carry on.
Boy Scout Court
Of Honor Held
Discuss vifins For Erection Of
Educational Building Neat-
Rev. H. Carter
New Friendship Church
Ready After Much Vicis
situdes And Delays
Friendship Baptist church locat
ed in Ellenboro has been complet
ed and a recent session of The
Gold Hill Sunday School Conven
tion was held there. It is recalled
that the congregation of that
church have been trying for seve
ral years to build a house of wor
ship. The movement has been led
by Miss Hester Walker, for seve
ral years a member of the public
school system of Rutherford coun
ty and other interested persons
in and around Ellenboro.
The walls of the new church
were up shout two years ago when
a wind storm came and blew them
down, bu) the group were determ
ined not o give up, hence they be
gan .rebuiding and today their
church is a reality. Their determi
nation ard courage in the face of
great diadvantages prove again
that those can, who think they can.
James A. Adams of Gastonia pre
sided at a Court of Honor for the
Boy Scouts of the Piedmont coun
cil Friday night in Forest City.
There are three troops at present
in the county one at Spindale, For
est City and Doggett Grove. Prof.
.1. C. Gibbs is leader of the For
est City Troop and Messers Gol-
er Harris and Henry Green are
leaders of the Doggett Grove
group. More about these Scout
leaders and members later.
The many friends of Jimmie Lo
gan of Hen-ietta will be glad to
know that le is greatly improved
from his reient illness. It v/ill be
recalled thal Mr. Logan has been
confined to lis home for the past
four months having had severe
trouble with his feet. It is believ
ed that he vill be able to be out
and about lis work in the very
The first quarterly convention of
District No. 2 of Sunday School of
the Gold Hill Association met. with
Mt. Nebo Baptist church. Lake
Lure, Sunday March 30. The at
tendance was large. Mr. Burgin
Ledbetter, President made brief re
marks after the Union Sunday
School. The program chairman,
Mrs. Lou Helen Ledbetter present
ed a fine program made up of the
delegates to the convention. A pag
eant “Faith Speaks” was given and
enjoyed by all.
Rev. E. W. Bonner, President of
the Annual Convention was pre
sent and made some very interest
ing remarks concerning plans for
the erection of an educational
building near the old WUA Build
ing in Spindale.
Joe Louis Webster and Miss
Mildred Sumpton were delegates
to the quarterly convention at Mt.
Rev. H. Carter, assistant pastor
of New Zion Baptist of Spindale
will preach at Jerusalem church,
Harris, Sunday at 11:00 a. m.
There will be a singing program
given at Rdssells Tabernacle C. M.
E. church Sunday April 20 at 3:00
p. m. sponsored by the Missionary
circle. Walter Caviness, of Shelby
will render a program of gospel
songs at Russells Tabernacle Sun
day, April 6, at 2:30 p. m. The pub
lic is invited to attend these ser
MN IS ON JURY
S. I. Goode of Doggett Grove
comminity in Southern Ruther
ford county was called recently
for Federal Grand Jury (luty. Mr.
Goode, served for several jgyg
in Asheville on a special Gra.i)
jury that was authorized by the At
torney General of the United Stat
es to help clean up corruption in
i.'jitn Caroiina. Aft«v
having serven in Asheville for se
veral days the jury (all of whom
vzere white except Mr. Goode and
a lady) moved to Charlotte, where
they spent several more days re
viewing evidence and trying in
every way possibie to help clean
up corruption in Charlotte and pi
edmont North Carolina. Upon
completion of their work, in both
places they received the thanks
and commendation of the judge
and Federal court officials for the
strict performance of duty.
Mr. Goode is a member of Dog
gett Grove, A. M. E. Zion church,
president of the Negro Fair As
sociation and a fraternal and com
Number Forest City Parents
Attend Carver High Parents
Day; Local And Personals
As we go to press the following
persons are in the Rutherford
Hospitai. Messers John Withrow of
Doggetts Grove and John Palmer
of Forest City. Both have had ope
Miss Mattie McEntyre of Harris
and Mrs. Roxie Ann Miller of Try-
on. All of them were resting very
well at press time.
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As stated elsewhere in this issue,
we are interested in serving West
ern North Carolina and upper
South Caroiina. To do that we
must receive news regularly from
the different sections served by
this publication. We would like to
have someone give us a good write
up twice a month from the follow
ing places. North Carolina, Union
Milis, Old Fort, Black Mountain,
Ridgecrest, Swannanoa, Asheville,
Hendersonville, Biltmore, Tryon,
Brevard Lincolnton, Kings Moun
tain, Bessemer City, Gastonia and
every section in Western North
Carolina, as well as Chesnee,
Spartanburg, Cowpens, Gaffney,
Blacksburg, and other areas in up
per South Carolina. It is hoped
that our readers will urge some
one in each place mentioned to
send a write-up of the activities
of the people there. Send news be
fore 1st and 3rd Thursdays for our
publication on 1st and 3rd Satur
days. We are looking to hear from
you. Thank you.
Rev. Haru Carter of Spindale,
president of Carver High P-T-A,
a member of the Rutherford coun
ty ministerial Alliance and Staff
Columnist of THE CAROLINA
NEWS is a student of the Mullins
Bible Training School of Lake
Lure. For the past two years Rev.
Mr. Carter has been enrolled there
taking a large number of subjects
to prepare himself for greater ser
vice to his church and the race.
In answer to a question as to
how long he will be there before
graduation, the Rev. Mr. Carter
replied “It will take me two more
years to complete my studies there
after which I am going to receive
certificate in Religious Educa
tion, I am taking a regular Col
lege course and aside from that,
I have found the greatest spiritual
satisfaction and growth in that cul-
turai and religious atmosphere
there that I have ever found any-
It should be noted that Mr. Car
ter is an honor student of Mullins
and takes an active part in all
Converse Lyles of Inman, S. C.
has joined the staff of THE CARO
LINA NEWS and will keep us in
formed of the activities of the
people from that area. Mr. Lyles
■f the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larkin
Lyles, of the Reidville community.
The News welcomes him to it’s
Fourteen Cotmties Represent
ed At Meeting Of Federal
Agency In Shelby
Rutherford County Committee
men, W. E. Padgett, and Ernest D.
Koone, our Secretary, L. S. Rol
lins and Lois F. Ellis, Treasurer
attended a district meeting in
Shelby, March 20, 19.62. All 14
counties in District Number 8
The purpose of this meeting was
to discuss the 1953 ACP Program.
The County-Coffimittee will hold a
meeting with ali other Agricultur
al Agencies in the near future to
select the practices to be included
in the 1953 ACP County Handbook.
Development of the Agricultural
Conservation Program for 1953 is
now under way in the State. This
program is different fi-nm previous
l(-ograms in this respect: Each
Corhmunity Committee’--'" is to
visit nier )V "is cqij^^,
■■ assist him iri listing the
pi actices needed on his
for conservati..., gnd increased pro
duction. Then i-fore the start of
the 1953 program y^ar the County
Committee will notify ^ach parti
cipating farmer of the practices
approved for his farm.
Stokes county was selected as
ihe “pilot County” in which this
program is being conducted in 19-
52. As of March 14 Community
Committeemen have visited 2,541
of the 2,786 farms in the county.
All but 147 of the farms visited
are participating in the program
this year, or percentage wise, 91.-
2 pereent of the farmers in the
county have been contacted and
82.3 pereent of the farmers in the
county are participating. This fi
gure will be increased somewhat
as the remainder of the farmers
are contacted. On this date in 19-
51, 899 farmers had requested as
sistance under the program, a-
mounting to 32.7 percent partici-
patin. The total number of farmers
participating in 1951 was 46 4 per
On March 10, a meeting was
held in Stokes County, attended
by representatives of 25 county
Committees in the state and by
all PMA Fieldmen and some re
presentatives from the State and
Washington Offices. County and
Community Committeemen in Sto
kes County discussed the progress
made on the progarm and the Sec
retary presented a report which
was quite effective in convincing
those in attendance that the pro
gram being carried out this year is
a great improvement over the 1952
program in the other 99 counties.
There was unanimous agreement
(hat all counties in the state
should adopt the new program for
Between March 20 and March
26 a meeting will be held in each
Fieldman’s District to be attended
by the County Committee and Sec
retary and some of the ACP work
ers in the County offices. At these
meetings the new 1953 ACP will-
be thoroughly discussed and plans
made for carrying it out. County
Committees will then have until
April 10 to submit recommenda
tions regarding the program to the
State Office in order that these
recommendations may be studied
by the State Agricultural Mobili
zation Committee on April 11 and
that Committee’s recommendations
considered by the State PMA Com
mittee and submitted to the ACP
Branch not later than April 25.
Mrs. Lauara Edna McEntyre
The parents and patrons of For
est City attending parents’ day at
Carver High on Thursday, March
27 were as follows: Mrs. Bessie
Kate Dawkins, Miss Rosie Rogers,
Mrs. Rubie Mae Elliott and Mrs.
Lauara Edna McEntyre. It was real
ly an enjoyable day, everbody had
a lovely time. Please parents, let’s
attend PTA and get better ac
quainted and do a greater work.
Plenty has been acomplished and
there is still more to do.
Oak Grove Baptist was well rep
resented at Henrietta Baptist
church Sunday, night March 30th.
Mrs. Maggie Hill and Mamie Sur
ratt sponsored the 12 tribes of
Israel, which was very spiritual
and a complete success.
Mr. and Mrs. James Petty and
family have moved from Forest
City to Spindale.
Mrs. Rosa Lee lUrkendall left
Sat, March 29, for a weeks visit i
with her mother, Mrs. Lucy Kirk-j
end"" m Rome. Tp”—
_Pnj.li.-. -mu lieeenal
lamc home aftoo
negenal rimer are
a weeks s‘“r
SowR Carolina uim-
pareris, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson.
Tie Missionary group of Oak
Grow Baptist church is sponsoring
an ai day , Easter Program and
.rally lasket dinner. You are cor-
diallyinvited to attend. Mrs. Es
telle Bgan, chairman. Mrs. Pearl
Wood, ^resident, Mrs. Lauara Mc-
Entire nd Mrs. Maude Thompson
Mothe Elliott, who has been
very sic. is improving nicely.
The rpresentatives of Carver
High PT. held their committee
meeting i the home of Mrs. Lau
ara McEnvre. Those present were
Mrs. OssieB. Jackson, Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Kelly, and son and
niece, Mrs.Bessie Kate Dawkins,
Mrs. Geora Landrum and Mrs.
Rubie Mae Elliott. Refreshments
of chocolate-ake and orange sher
bet were seved and enjoyed by
Mrs. Fred Thompson’s mother
from Marion is visiting her
The Quartely Sunday School
convention of he Gold Hill Asso
ciation convend March 29-30 with
Friendship chuch in Ellenboro.
Delegates from Oak Grove were
Horace Thompsn, Barbara J. Me
Entyre, Jo Annewent along. They
had a nice time, it was mentioned
that each church will sponsor one
nights revival to help finance a
scholarship for thi Bible school,
Mrs. Vinnie Smiti has asked Fo
rest City to attend m alnight meet
ing in Campobello, f. C., Sat. night
April 12. Rev. Goodley, Evangelist
There wiil be a weight rally a:
the home of Mrs. Annie Edward:
Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p. m,
prize will be given to the fattes
and thinnest person there. Eacl
person is asked to bring a pennz
per a pound for his or her weigh.
The rally is for the buiiding of ft.
Luke Hoiiness church.
Mrs. Orleen Griffin and Domld
Lee and Derrick Marrim of Chca-
go. 111., are visiting her parents md
their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
A. C. Watkins.
The women of the Henderson
ville Holiness church are having an
Easter program April 13 at 3 p,
m. Louise and Pearlie Cannon will
appear on the program. The pas
tor Rev. and Mrs. N. L. Cannon at
FIVE GROUPS OF
DURING THE DAY
First Annual Event Well At
tended And Lasted Through
out The Day
Approximately 1,58 parents of
Carver High School students at
tended the first annual Parents’
Day held at the school on Thurs
day, 27 March. The enthusiastic
parents started arriving by 8:00 a.
m. and stayed throughout the day,
reluctantly leaving around 4:00 p,
J. C. Duncan, principal of Car
ver High, led the group in devo
tions immediately following regis
tration of parents by Miss Ledbet
ter. Purposes of the day were ex
plained; and, i “get acquainted”
period followed chapel services.
Five discussion groups, led by
Carver leaders, were held and
keen intereit shown on the part
of parents. These groups includ
Group ’ — “Attendance, Grad
ing Systen, and Promotion Polici
es” (Misi Barber and Mr. Allison.)
Group 2 — “Health and Safety”
(Mssrs. Roberts, Knight and Ro
Groip 3 — ‘Status of the Child
in tie Home” (Mrs. Brown and
Group 44 — “Relationship of
Sclool and Home” (Mrs. Wilson
aid Mrs. Pettiford)
Group 5 — “Student Fees and
ichool Finances” (Miss Morehead
and -vr. Duncan)
I interesting impromm
i-napel program vv- --endpred bv
a number -r .-9 oy
instrumental solos, and the Bibli-
V' ABC’s. During this period, pa-
[he day’s^epd in an open forum of
Mrs. Fowle'e ^f
Schools, was in charge , .
tivity Period which included play
ing of games, learning new games,
and a general social hour. Parents
expressed the desire to continue
uch a program as it met the var
ious purposes which included: ac
quainting parents and school with
each other; fostering better home-
school relationship; improving the
student’s home relationship to im
prove the student in school, and
acquainting parents of all sections
with each other.
Pictures of the parents were tak
en and may be obtained from the
school for $1.00 each.
Ne'w Finance Office
Open In Rutherfordt
The Family Finance Co., Inc.
opened an office in Rutherfordton
at 404 N. Main St. last week. Mr.
Roy Blackwell of Forest City is
the manager of this new small loan
This new company has as its slo
gan, “A Helping Hand For The
Family Man.” And Mr. Blackwell
says that is just what his company
wants to do, heip the family man.
Loans are made for every worth
while’ purpose to people who are
regularly employed and can repay
in smail weekly or monthly pay
The Family Finance Company
has an ad elsewhere in this issue
of our paper, explaining that they ■
make loans on household furnish
ings, livestock, automobiles and
Soil testing is one of the best
known methods for determining
the fertilizer needs of your crop
Mrs. McEntyre Joins Staff
Mrs. Lauara Enna McEntyre of
Forest City, formerly of Indiana
has joined the NEWS staff from
Forest City. Mhs. McEntyre is an
active church, P-T-A and a general
community leader and it is with
pride that we acknowledge her re
cent addition to our Staff.
FARM BUREAU MEETS
The Rutherford Negro Farm Bu
reau Federation met at New Hope
School, Rutherfordton, Tuesday
night, April 1. A representative
group were present. Another meet
ing is planned for the near future.
Frank Logan of Uree is president
and Plato Bridges of Ellenboro is
Miss Mattie McEntyre is in the
Rutherford Hospital where she has
been confined since last Tuesday
She plans to have an operation,
but at the present time is resting
Clyde Camp, church clerk of
Jerusalem Baptist church, attend
ed the Quarterly Sunday School
convention at Ellenboro last Satur
day and Sunday.
Goler Harris, Scout Master of
the Doggett Grove troop carried a
group of Scouts to the Piedmont
Council at First Methodist church
is Forest City, Thursday night.
Hopewell A. M. E. Zion church
is in the midst of a building pro
Jessie L. Miller Circulation Mgr.
of THE CAROLINA NEWS was a
visitor in Harris Wednesday ttf this