per year in
VOL. X—No. 13.
MEETING IS HELD
IN UNION MILLS
Supervisor R. E. Hardin Host
to Foremen of Mainten
Union Mills, Jan. 2.—Following
Request of Mr. R. E. Hardin, sup
ervisor on the Charleston Division of
.he Southern Railway, the section
. oremen of the railway maintenance
f way employes from Marion to
Rock Hill, S. C., met at Union Mills
_ n last Tuesday at 11 o'clock a. m,
. he attendance of the section fore
men was perfect.
This meeting was called by Super*
. • isor Hardin to view a standard ditch,
-iorth of Union Mills, which was cut
by the local ferreman E. F. Johnson
■vhich met the specifications issued
the General Superintendent O. B.
Keister, Knoxville, Tenn.
After the inspection of the ditch
♦ :.he men returned to the home of
.2. F. Johnson, the local foreman,
where Supervisor Hardin was host to
dinner given for them.
In the afternoon the guests of
Mr. Hardin held a brief meeting dis
: ussing the methods of track building.
This meeting was not only called
-or the purpose of inspection, but also
served as a "Get Together Meeting"
lor the railroad men. It is expected
that this meeting will be held annu
ally during the Christmas holidays
•f each year.
Mr. A. L. Reel, foreman of the
p Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio rail
road, was present at the meeting, be
ng the guest of E. F. Johnson.
Supervisor narain who was host
:o this large group of men, was
formerly of Forest City but now of
Blacksburg, S. C. During his service
for the Southern he has won the hon
:>r and respect of all the men on
the Southern with whom he has come
:nto contact. Mr. Havdin was serving
as foreman on the Southern at
Blacksburg, S. C., when he was pro
moted to supervisor on the Charles
ton Division with headquarters at
1 Jfcangeburg, S. C. Later he was trans
ferred to his present position with
-•fcadquarters at Blacksburg, S. C. The
spirit in which Mr. Hardin and his
employes co-operate in all the phases
f work speaks well of this splendid
group of railroad men. He is another
native of Rutherford County who has
made a success in his chosen field of
The weather for this initial meet
ing of the Charleston Division men
was ideal. In the afternoon the guests
imparted for their respective homes,
•declaring to have spent a great holi
Those attending the meeting were
.j.s follows: M. E. Goforth, Glenwood,
A J. M. Arrowood, Vein Mountain, E.
F. Johnson, Union Mills, J. W. Goode,
Rutherfordton, W. D. Proctor, For
est City, J. C. Mauney, Ellenboro, A.
W. Padgett, Ellenboro, J. C. Owens,
yftacksburg, S. C., S. C. Raburn, Lat
t.imore, Clyde Silvers, Shelby, R. E.
Nichols, Earl, O. M. Rumfelt, Blacks
burg, S. C., J. G. Davis, Blacksburg,
C. M. Mauney, Blacksburg, S. C., R.
P. Bolen, Hickory Grove, S. C., L. C.
street, Sharon, S. C., A. C. Ramsey,
York, S. C., E. E. Bedford, Tirzah, S.
f C., J. H. Ellis, Rock Hill, S. C., and
Supervisor R. E. Hardin, Blacksburg,
SURFACE OF LAKE
Lake Lure, Jan. 2.—Lake Lure,
huge body of water at Chimney Rock,
:s frozen over today. The entire lake,
with £Be exception of a stretch near
the dam, is covered with ice, which,
it is believed, has a depth of several
The freezing over of Lake
Lure, which covers a tract of 1500
r.cres, and has a short line .of 21
iniles, is considered a very unusual
1 manifestation of the weather, partic
ularly since the body of water lies
within the protecting folds of the
Thermal Belt. The temperature at
the Lake, it is reported, registered
at zero and at three and four be-
Sow at some places.
Zero weather and colder was the
rule in Rutherford County today.
Most of the large water courses were
frozen over and the dams at the
Cliffside and Henrietta mills had ice
FOREST CITY COURIER
Dr. R. L. Reinhardt Outlines
Aspirations For New Year
Mr. J. W. Dalton, passing- presi
dent of the Kiwanis Club, relinquish
ed his chair to the new president,
Dr. R. L. Reinhardt, at the meeting
held Monday evening, after a few
graceful remarks and the pinning of
the president's emblem upon the la
pel of the incoming officer's coat,
after which the club passed into con
trol of the new officers selected to
guide the destiny of the club for
the year 1928.
Dr. Reinhardt accepted his new
[ station with a short, but forceful,
speech, in which he indicated that
I he felt sanguine of the accomplish
j ments of the club for the year. He
said, among other things:
! "I appreciate the confidence you
have shown in me by calling me in
to this responsible position. I be
lieve in the principles of Kiwanis and
trust that we shall endeavor to car
ry them out in our club. Our motto,
'We Build,' expresses the finest em
bodiment of the whole spirit of Ki
wanis and applies in every direction,
financial, social, moral, political, ed
ucational, as well as in a business di
rection. To build along these broad
lines requires men of high purpose,
broad intelligence, and fair play.
Forest City furnishes the greatest op
portunity for such service just now.
We are in a transition period, pass
ing from a town to a small city. The
character of the future depends upon
the ideals maintained today. With
these high purposes in view, I wish
to call on every officer to do his
full duty and every committee to
function with full force. I am de
pendent on you. The success of the
club is dependent on you. I ask, there
fore, for that unstinted and heart v
co-operation which will bring suc
After the past president's emblem
had been bestowed upon Mr. Dalton,
various chairmen of committees made
reports. From these it can be gather
ed that there is to be much woH;
to do—and much will be done —by
the club in 1928. Elsewhere in this
paper will be found an outline of the
work done in 1927.
NORDICS HERE JAN. 9
The Forest City All-Stars will meet
Olson's Nordics here Monday, Janu
ary 9, on the Cool Springs gym. The
Nordics are under the same man
agement as the Swedes, but a slight
ly younger team and in about the
same class as the Swedes. Don't fail
to see this team in action on the
local floor. Game will be called at
Register of Deeds W. O. Geer, of
Rutherfordton issued licenses to the
following couples to wed since De
Mr. Ransom Epley, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Epley, of Forest City,
to Miss Mattie Ruth Watson, daugh
ter of C. J. Watson, also of Forest
Mr. Raymond D. Sloan, of Reipzie,
Miss., to Miss Jessie Lee Matheny,
daughter of W. J. Matheny, of Foi*-
est City, R-3.
Mr. P. L. Crotts, son of Mr. Am
brose Crotts, of Rutherfordton town
ship, to Miss Bessie C. Sansing,
daughter of James Sansing, also of
CHANGE IN SCHEDULE
Effective Friday Southern pass
engers 113 and 35 will change sched
ule. No. 113 will arrive here at 6:20
a. m. instead of 6:30, and No. 35
will arrive hei*e at 5:42 p. m. instead
TWO GOOD SHOWS
Much interest is awakened by the
announcement of Manager W. L.
Horn, of the Movie, of the coming of
"The Big .Parade" Saturday and
Monday, and "Ben-Hui*", January 21
These splendid shows should draw
large crowds to our city.
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOREST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
FOREST CITY. NORTH CAROLINA JANUARY 5, 1928.
■ r ii 1111 s
Photo taken shortly before they hopped off for their trans-Atlantic
flight attempt shows, left to right, Brice Goldborough, Mrs. Frances
Grayson and Lieut, Oskar Omdal.
LATEST NEWS '
Mr. John Cochran, Former
Citizen, Dead in Ander
son, S. C. Other News
(Special to The Courier)
Henrietta, Jan. 3. —Miss Lula Mao
Neal, student nurse at the Shelby
hospital visited her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Edgar Neal during the Christ
mas holidays. ~
Mr. Thomas Wail of Kendersonville
spent the week end with his mother
Mrs. H. A. Wall.
Miss Virginia Hughes, of Spartan
burg, spent the holidays with her
parents Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Hughes.
Mrs. Palmer Rollins and children
of Hendersonville spent last week
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. E.
Mr. Boneau Dickson, of the Presby
terian College, at Clinton, S. C., vis
ited Mr. and Mrs. W. C. McAbee
during the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Mooneyham
returned from Alabama last week.
They were called there on account of
the illness of Mrs. Amanda Grant.
Mrs. Grant died soon after their ar
rival and was buried Christmas day.
Mr. John Cochran died in his ho
tel room at Anderson, S. C., Decem
ber 27. The news dispatch from An
derson stated that Mr. Cochran had
been in bad health for some time
and a heart attack was the cause of
his death. He was 52 years old and
had been postmaster at Anderson for
several years. Mr. Cochran was as
sistant manager of the Henrietta
Mills store during 1918 and 1919 and
his many friends here were shocked
to learn of his death.
Among the list of names of 145
applicants who will the exam
ination for admittance to the bar at
Raleigh January 31 is that of Mr.
O. J. Mooneyham, of Henrietta. Mr.
Mooneyham is the popular druggist
at the Henrietta store and his many
friends wish for him abundant suc
ce £ in his chosen profession.
The whole town was shocked last
Friday morning when it was learned
that Mr. R. .A. Bradley, a highly es
teemed citizen of this place had
been killed instantly when the light
coupe in which he was riding collid
ed with an oil truck on the highway
near Ellenboro, Mr. Carl Ayers own
er and driver of the coupe was ser
iously injured but will recover. Mr.
Bradley was second hand -in the cloth
room. He was 42 years old and is
survived by his wife and two chil
dren. Funeral services were conduct
ed by Rev. W. M. Reid Saturday af
ternoon and interment was in the
Henrietta-Caroleen cemetery. Mr.
Bradley was a member of the Jr. O.
U. A. M. and he was buried with hon
ors by Junior Order.
MCDOWELL COUNTY OFFICIALS
VISIT COUNTY HOME
The county commissioners of Mc-
Dowell visited the Rutherford coun
ty home for the poor on Wednes
day, December 28, and were guests
at a dinner given by the Rutherford
county commissioners and superin
tendent Royster. Mr. and Mrs. E.
H. Dysart, of Marion, also accomp
anied. the commissioners. They were
well pleased with the new Ruther
ford home and the method of caring
for the inmates.
Crew of the "Dawn"
ITWO INJURED IN
i AUTO ACCIDENTS
Messrs. Chivous Dobbins and
Vernon Yelton Are In
jured—Other News of
Spindale, Jan. 2.—Mr.Chivous
Dobbins of this place, was discharged
from the Rutherford Hospital Satur
day following treatment there for
wounds received in an automobile ac
cident at Kings Mountain Thursday.
Mr. Dobbins and Mr. T. C. Smith
were returning to Spindale in Mr.
Smith's Chrysler when the accident
occurred. Mr. Smith was slightly in
jured, while Chivous suffered a
wound on his head, necessitating his
removal to the hospital. . - .
Mr. Vernon Yelton, was discharged
from the Marion Hospital Saturday
following treatment for injuries re
ceived Wednesday night when a truck
loaded with chairs turned over.
When he did not show up at home in
due time his brother went in search
of him and found his truck turned
over, but failed to locate him until
a later time, when he was found
in the Marion Hospital. His injuries
were not of a serious nature.
Mr. Ulysses Setzer was married
in Spartanburg, December 24 to Miss
Virgie Cook by Judge Hicks. Both
are well known in this section.
School will open Tuesday for the
Mrs. Bridges, of Spartanburg,
spent the week-end here with her
daughter Mrs. J. E. Berry, and Mr.
Berry, at the Spindale House.
New seats are being placed in the
Spindale Methodist church this week.
MARRIED IN GAFFNEY
Mr. Clyde G. Hardin and Miss Ruth
Ligon were married at the home of
the bride, in Gaffney, Tuesday eve
ning at 8 o'clock. Immediately after
the ceremony the couple left for
a short wedding trip, after which
they will be at home in Forest City.
The groom is one of Forest City's
finest young men, being connected
with the firm of Carroll & Byers as
clerk, in which position he has made
many friends and a splendid repu
tation as a rising young business
man. He is the son of Mr. Joe J.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
T. L. Ligon, of Gaffney, who is
superintendent of freight of the
Southern Railway in that city. She
is a young lady of many lovely at
tributes of mind and character and
popular in a wide circle. She was
also connected with the firm of Car
roll & Byers at Gaffney.
The many friends here wish for
them a prosperous and happy journey
on the sea of matrimony.
TO DRIVE BLINDFOLDED
Prof. Fred Kaufman will drive a
car blindfolded through the streets
of Forest City Thursday, January 12
advertising the Kaufman-Nemar Po
lice Benefit Show.
Kaufman will be blindfolded and
accompanied by a committee will
drive through the streets of Forest
City, Rutherfordton, Spindale, Alex
ander, Ellenboro, and Mooresboro,
leaving the square in Forest City at
12:15 p. m. Thursday, January 12.
1 KILLED, 2 ARE
HURT IN WRECK
W. A. Bradley Dies When
Coupe Collides With
Ellenboro, Jan. 2.—Two men are |
injured and one dead as a result
of an automobile wreck on Highway
No. 20, near Ellenboro, Thursday
W. A. Bradley, 42, of Henrietta,
assistant clothroom overseer of
Henrietta Mills, is dead. He was driv
ing a small coupe which was headed
toward Shelby. He was accompanied
by Carl Ayers, of Henrietta, who is
critically ill at his home and is under
the constant care of a physician.
Andrew Dellinger, of Shelby, was
driving an oil truck for the Riviere
Oil Company, of Shelby, and was go
jing towards Ellenboro. v
The head-one collision occurred
about 100 yards from where Paul
Hampton, Ellenboro school teacher,
was killed about three weeks ago in
the edge of Ellenboro. Mr. Dellinger
was injured in the left eye and leg.
He is able to talk and sit up. Brad
ley died instantly.
There was a dense fog. Dellinger
says the coupe was going rapidly
and swayed across the road three
times, the third time it struck the
County Traffic Officer, Garrett
Edwards, who was at the scene of
the wreck soon after it happened,
said no liquor was found on either
party, not even the odor of
Mr. Dellinger has been driving
an oil truck and selling cars for
15 years. This is the first wreck
he ever had. He is held in high
esteem in Shelby and in Cleveland
and Rutherford Counties. The
coupe was completely demolished
while the oil truck was badly
damaged. The wreck occurred on
a straight stretch of Highway No.
Funeral services for Mr. Bradley
were held Saturday afternoon at the
Henrietta Missionary Methodist
church with his pastor, Rev. W. M.
Reid in charge.
Mr. Bradley was a fine Christian
character and was greatly loved by
all who knew him. This love and
i respect was appropriately shown by
the several hundred people who at
tended the funeral services, entire
ly filling the church.
Mr. Bradley is survived by his
wife, two daughters, Mrs. Lola Mae
I Champion and Miss Mildred Bradley,
[of Henrietta; one brother, Mr. A. A.
| Bradley, of Cliver, S. C., two sisters,
' Mrs. M. M. Bradley, of Great Falls,
S. C.; and Mrs. M. E. Enlow. His
mother also survives.
He was born October 13, 1882,
and was forty-five years old at the
time of his death.
Interment was in the Caroleen-
Henrietta Cemetery, and the services
were in charge of the Caroleen Jr.
O. U. A. M.
MR. CYRUS S. FINLEY
GETS NICE PROMOTION
Mr. Cyrus S. Finley, who for the
past three years has been connected
with the Farmers Bank & Trust Co.,
of this city, left Saturday for his
home town of Marion, vthere he has
accepted the position of assistant
cashier of the Merchants & Farmers
Bank in that city. The new position
comes as a nice promotion to a very
deserving young man. He has made
a splendid record during his three
years with the Farmers Bank here
and has made many warm friends in
Forest City during his stay here. All
will sincerely regret his leaving, but
are much pleased to know that he
has received such a splendid promo
tion—well earned and justly merited.
The place of Mr. Finley in the
local bank has b?en filled by Mr.
Henry Giles, of Atlanta, Ga., who
is a brother of Mr. Marshall Giles,
who for some time has been a valued
employee of the bank. "That he will
follow in the footsteps of his brother
.n "making good" is a foregone con
Miss Gladys Chesson, of Kinston,
lis the guest of Mr. and Mrs. B. T.
! .Jones. " -
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
DIR. ROBERT HAIR
| WEDDED TO MISS
MARY T. LONG
: Beautiful Wedding Ceremony
- Held Here at Home of
The wedding of Miss Mary Thomp
son Long, of Forest City and Mr.
Robert Clifton Hair, of Pineville
took place on Saturday morning, De
cember 31st, 10:30 o'clock at the
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Baxter Long. The main
floor of the house was thrown en
suite and was artistically decorated
with cut flowers and potted plants.
In the living room an improvised al
tar with a white back ground with
trailing vines, ferns, palms and pot
ted plants of white cyclamen was
very effective. Cathedral tapers were
used around the altar, also on the
piano where vases of white roses ana
white carnations were used, making
a soft and beautiful glow over the
assemblage. Miss Ruth Meares pre
sided at the piano, accompanying
Mrs. Nell Padgett Norris who sang
most effectively "At Dawning." Miss
Meares then played Lohengrin's wed
ding march, at which time Rev. W.
A. Ayers entered, followed by little
Margaret Josephine Long, niece of
the bride, carrying the ring on a
silver tray. Then came the bride-to-be,
Miss Mary Thompson Long on the
arm of the groom, Mr. Robert Clif
: ton Hair. Miss Meares played very
.softly, "To A Wild Rose" during the
j beautiful and impressive ring cere
imony.»The bride wore a going away
j costume of "parch" the new shade
;of tan for spring, and carried a
j shower bouquet of brides roses and
I valley lillies. The groom's gift to
the bride was a.,platinum bracelet
'set with diamond and sapphires. They
j left immediately .after the ceremony
on a two weeks' bridal trip to Flori
da, after which they will return to
make their home in Pineville, N. C.
Mrs. Hair is the charming daughter
'of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Long, and is
| a graduate of Asheville Normal and
i has been teaching jn Pineville High
J school for the past three years. Mr.
Hair is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G.
M. Hair, of Pineville and is a grad
uate of University of N. C. Mr. Hair
is a splendid young business man
and is owner of the Pineville Drug
Co. Only the immediate families and
. a few intimate friends were present.
YOUNG MAN RETURNS SSOO
! FOUND IN SUIT OF CLOTHES
! Mr. Asa Hamrick, connected with
the firm of J. M. Price & Son, not
only made a bonus of $5 for business
collected en his first run of the
i N#w Year last Monday, but had the
1 pleasure of returning to the owner
5500 in money found in a suit of
clothes given him for pressing by a
1 well known citizen of Caroleen.
Coming in off his regular run, Mr.
Hamrick, as is the custom, examined
the suits before turning them over
>to the cleaners, and was surprised
ito find such a large sum of money
in the suit of the Caroleen gentle
i man. The money was immediately
returned to the owner. To get a true
' line on the carelessness of mankind.
' run a pressing club. It is surprising
at the amount of money, jewelry and
other valuables people leave in their
clothes when sending them to the
cleaners. Every article is punctilious
ly returned to the owner, always.
COMMISSIONERS IN SESSION
Rutherfordton, Jan. 3.—The Board
of county commissioners, Messrs. W.
jG. Harris, G. W. Rollins and G. E.
Morgan, were in session here Mon
day. Several bills were ordered paid
: and a large amount of routine work
The county board of education did
( not hold any session. Mr. Gettys,
i member of the board, was ill at his
, home in Hollis and unable to attend,
while Mrs. Wiseman, another member,
was out of the county. Mr. ~W. W.
Nanney, of Rutherfordton being the
only member present.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Chesson, of
1 Kinston, spent the holidays here with
Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Jones.