per year in
VOL. X—Nok 14
BOY SCOUT COURT
OF HONOR HELD
Scouts From Cliff side, Forest
City and Spindale are Ad
vanced and Given
A number of representative Ruth
trford county men attended the
Boy Scouts Court of Honor, conven
ed in the Forest City Kiwanis hall
Tuesday night. Among- those present
•>eing F. C. Kinzie, presiding and J.
H. Hill, of Spindale, B. E. Roach,
?\ C. Hawkins, E. S. P. Bridges and
Li. S. Tate, Cliffside, L. ,W. Jones,
>f Rutherfordton and Mrs. Jones,
Scout Executive R. M. Schiele and
Mrs. Schiele, of Gastonia, Dr. Stall
-ngs and Rev. G. R. Gillespie, of For
rst City, Rev. R. N. Childress, of
A large number of scouts from the
Rutherfordton, Spindale, Cliffside
.nd Forest City troops appeared for
he tests and many were awarded
aierit badges, in what was remarked
uy visitors to the best court of hon
r held in Rutherford county.
Billy Hill, of Spindale, passed
; rom second to first class and William
"ngram, of Cliffside, from tender
foot to second class. Craig McClure,
>f Forest City was awarded merit
oadges in plumbing, masonry, ath-
Jetics, camping, also having bestowed
•n him ?he highest rank, that of
Eagle Scout. W. B. Marks, of Forest
yity, received merit badges in ath
etics, safety, civics land camping.
Ralph Barnes drew merit badges for
chemistry, poultry keeping, craft
vork, gardening and cement. Paul
3ridges, of Cliffside became a Life
Scout and received merit badges in
: ooking, first aid, craftwork and
>ook-binding, Donald Tate, of Cliff
side, was made a Star scout and
awarded badges in first aid and cook
•ng. W. B. Marks, Sam Elmore and
Walter Gregg, of Spindale were
honored with the Life Rank in swim
ning and life saving.
J. K. HENDRICKS
* PASSED TUESDAY
Well Known Man of Gilkey
• Community Dies Follow
ing Short Illness
Gilkey, Jan. 11. —Frances Kelly
Hendricks, aged 40 years, died at the
Rutherford Hospital Tuesday morn
ing, after an illness of two weeks.
Mr. Hendricks was taken ill on De
ember 30, and his condition grew
gradually worse until the end came
He is survived by a wife and fi\e
: hildren who reside near Gilkey. One
rother, T. O. Hendricks, of Spindale,
-urvives, also one sister, Mrs. Jon
athan Horn, of Ellenboro, R-3. His
:ather, Kelly Lafayette Hendricks, or
Funeral services were conducted
Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock
:rom Mountain Creek Baptist church,
• ith M. L. Buchanan in charge.
Mr. Hendricks was a well-known
nd substantial cicizeri of the Gilkey
ommunity. He was born and reave 1
.ear Gilkey and spent practically aH
f his life there. He was a consistent
nember of the Baptist church and
•ill be sorely missed from his
: i>med place in the chui-ch.
AFRICAN MINISTER TO
SPEAK HERFC SUNDAY
Dr. C. T. Checlzzli, native African
ministerial educator, will speak at
t he local Wesleyan Methodist church,
Wednesday and Thursday evenings
f this week, January 11 and 12, on
-'he "Great "Wonders of East Africa."
* Dr. Checlzzli is a graduate qf Ox
ford University, London, and speaks
English. This is a rare oppor
tunity for Forest City and a large
. xowd is expected to hear him.
He will also speak at one of the
: cdored churches late Wednesday eve
The Dramatic Club will meet with
Mrs. Spurgeon Moss Thursday (to
day) at 8 p. m. All members are
, ;rged to attend this meeting.
FOREST CITY COURIER
To Rebuild Hatchery
I : . 4; ;" v!;.; - -
Mr. Paul Duncan, owner and op-
erator of the ■ Forest City Hatchery,
destroyed by fire last Friday morn-
ing. announces that he expects to re
build the plant at an early date Mr.
Duncan is one of the best #cnov;n
poultry men in Western North Carc-
0. MAX GARDNER
TO ADDRESS THE
"Carolina's Next Governor" to
Bring Message of Vital
Spindale, Jan. 9.—The January
meeting of the Rutherford County
Club will be held at the Spindale
House, Tuesday, January 17, at 1
p. m. The ladies of the Spindale
Baptist church will serve the meal.
They are anxious to know just how
many plates will be served. Each
member is asked to sign his card and
send in this week sure. It is unfair
to come to the meeting, expecting a
meal without giving the ladies due
notice. Each member is asked to
bring a good farmer as his guest.
Hon. 0. Max Gardner of Shelby,
who will be the next Governor of
North Carolina, will be the principal
speaker. He will discuss, "Agricul
tural Observations in Europe and
Their Application to Rutherford
County and Western North Caro
lina." This will be a most inspiring
message and a large attendance is
The new officers will have charge.
The new committees for this year
will be announced while there will be
reports from various standing com-
All farmers or others interested in
this address who do not wish to come
for dinner are requested to be pres
ent at 1:30 and hear Mr. Gardner's
address. The dinner will be finished
by that time and special reservations
will be made for those who come af
ter the luncheon.
BURGLARS ENTER STORE
Burglars entei'tered the store of B.
Z. McDonald and Son, at West End,
sometime * Monday night or early
Tuesday morning and stole more than
$200.00 worth of goods. Admittance
to the store was gained by breaking
through the rear door. A truck was
backed up to the door and the
loaded into it. Among the goods
missed was the complete stock of la-
dies' and men's silk hosiery and hose,
sweaters, shoes, about thirty dozen
eggs, a quantity of other clothing
and groceries, cigarettes and tobacco.
The robbers left no clue other than
a Southern Railway hatchet and a
five - gallon gasoline can.
REV. GEO. T. STEVENS WILL
VISIT FOREST CITY SOON
Word from Evangelist Geo. T.
Stevens is to the effect that hp will
visit Forest City at an early date
to confer with the general commit
tee, appointed at the mass meeting
recently held, concerning date for
the beginning of the county wide
evangelistic campaign to be held in
Rutherford county during 1928
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOREST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
MR. Paul DUNCAN
FOREST CITY. NORTH CAROLINA JANUARY 12, 1928
IN PROJECTS FOR
Agricultural Students of Cool
Springs School Plan Many
The agricultural students of Cool
Springs High School have handed in
their project plans for the coming!
; year, according to D. H. Sutton, in !
structor. These plans are of the
utmost importance to the boys in
the class, for it is by these projects
i that they are judged. The Depart-'
i ment lays great stress on these farm
i enterprises, or projects, for in them
j the boys put in practice their class
I room theory. Each student has at
: least two projects which he carries
out at home under the close super
vision of the agricultural teacher.
The projects must be satisfactory be
fore the boys receive credit for the
course. An accurate record of each
project is another requirement.
This year the projects are varied.
. Those in crops include 108 acres oi
j cotton, 45 acres of corn, 10 acres of
j truck, 7 acres of sweet potatoes.
I There are very few of the forty stu-
I dents who do not have a hog or
: poultry project. Much attention .has
I been paid to increasing the number
| of hogs and pure bred poultry on the
' farms and the boys will have cliis
! year 2150 baby chicks, 375 hens, 175
j capons, and .*>B hogs. One student
I has a project of 8 cows.
! The agriculture department is
: stressing farm shops this year. A
farm shop is a necessity on the fai m.
i Under present day conditions a farm
-ser must be able to repair his own
tools or pay a high priced mechanic
ito do it. Twenty-seven of the stu
,; dents are equipping farm shops. The
i tool cabinets and work benches nr.
j made in the school shop and taken
! home and placed in a shed or build
ing. The tools on the farm are gath
ered up and placed in the cabinet and
' the boys are given training at school
jin shop work. This training is in
j actual job work. The kind of jobs
| that farmers have to do constantly.
! TO THE NORDICS
; Olson's Nordics Down Locals
S3-32 in Hard Fought Bat
Olson's Nordics defeated the Foresi
City All-Stars here last Monday night
by the score of 63 to 32 in a fast
game. Although the score looks one
sided the game was not.
The game was fast from start to
finish; with the Nordics trying to
pile up a big total of points while
the locals were putting up a stubborn
fight to hold the mighty Nordic-? in
Douglas, All American high school
star from Charleston, S. C., led the
attack with 22 points. Marteny, last
year with the Swedes and an AH-
American guard, played a brilliant
game getting 19 points and doing
some spectacular guarding.
"Babe Sietz was the bright light
for The locals. Going into the game
in the last half he emerged high
scorer by playing real basket ball. He
accounted for 13 points.
One of the features of the game
was when Martin, Nordic guard, got
a "half nelson' on Sietz. Martin was
ejected from the game' by Referee
Berry for unnecessary roughness.
Forest City (32) Pos. Nordics (63)
Dorsey (2) Ginder (4)
Subs: Sietz (13) for Dorsey,
Vandruff (2) for Ginder. Referee:
RED CROSS NURSE
Rutherfordton, Jan. 11. —rßuther-
ford county will have a registered
Red Cross nurse about February 1.
This was made possible by the recent
Red Cross drive and the donations
of a few individuals and corpora
C. A. UPCHURCH
TO SPEAR HERE
State Superintendent of Anti-
Saloon League to Address
Rev. C. A. Upchurch, State sup
erintendent of the Anti-Saloon
League, will address a union meeting
of the Forest City church congrega
tions at the Presbyterian church,
Wednesday night, January IS, at
7:30 o'clock. The usual prayer meet
ings of the Baptist, Methodist and
Presbyterian churches will be merged
on that to hear Mr. Upchurch.
Rev. M. F. Moores, pastor of the
First Methodist church will o osid-.-
and singers from the several choir.
will feature the music of the evening.
Now tliat National prohibition ob
tains we seem to have lost sight of
the fact that it is still necessary to
keep aggressively at work the forces
that have worked for years to bring
about "law and order 1 ' for tilt bet
terment of our land. Now, po:> : uiy.
more than ever, 'A is necessarv to be
ever alert and on the defensive lest
the ever increasing hoard of e 'e.«nic«
bring about the reversal of ;i i;;v
that has, to a large extent, been tlie
saTvation of our land.
The public of Forest City
county is most cordially invit?d to
hear Mr. Upchurch.
Members of the First Baptist
Church Choir Heard on
Air From Asheville
The choir of the First Baptist
Church, of Forest City broadcasted
their Christmas program by radio
from Station WWNC, Asheville,
Sunday afternoon from 4 to 5 o'clock,
with splendid results.
The Christmas cantata. "The King:
Cometh", by R. M. Stults, was given
here during Christmas at the First
Baptist church and was well received.
The cantata was so pleasing that an
invitation was extended by station
WWNC to broadcast the program,
which they did Sunday.
Shortly after beginning the pro
gram many telephone calls and tel
egrams were received congratulating
the artists and informing them of
their pleasure in hearing it. Tele
grams were received from Shelby,
Henrietta, Hickory, Canton, Hender
sonville, Rutherfordton, Candler,
Gaffney, Biltmore and Forest City.
More than forty telephone calls from
close in Asheville and from friends
in Forest City were received.
This cantata is in three parts.
Part 1, "A King is Promised"; Part
2, "The incarnation;" and Part 3,
"The King is Born." Miss Kather
ine Goggans is organist and direc
tor of the choir. Those having- solo
parts were: A. M. Hughey, E. H.
Freeman, Mi*s. A. M. Glickman,
Miss Ruth Meares, Miss Princa Gaines
and S. F. Smith. Mr. A. M. Glickman
played a violin obligato throughout.
Among those accompanying the
choir to Asheville were Misses Alma
Putnam, Mary Ayers, Mary Meares,
Margaret Young, "Polly" Huggins,
Mr. and Mrs. Forrester and son, of
Spindale, Messrs. W. S. Moss, Arval
Alcock, W. C. Lynch, William Ayers
and Bfoadus Moore.
MR. SPURGEON MOSS
BUYS CHEVROLET BUSINESS
Mr. Spurgeon Moss has purchased
the interest of his partner, Mr. J. C.
Powell, in the Chevrolet branch here,
and will continue the business under
the firm name of the Moss Chevro
let Co. Mr. Moss is an experienced
automobile man,, popular and ener
getic, and should make a success with
the well known Chevrolet. Mr. Powell,
who owns a fine farm, has not in
dicated as to whether he will re
' enter business in some other line.
Lake Lure Inn will inaugurate their
popular dinner dances, beginning
Saturday night. Dinner 6:30 to 7:30,
followed by dancing, with a seven
piece orchestra. No doubt, many will
attend from Forest City.
Prominent in hraternalisrn
I m I
Mr. R. E. BIGGERSTAFF
The abcTve picture of Mr. R. E.
Biggerstaff' appeared in Sunday's
issue of The Charlotte News. Mr.
Biggerstaff is one of the county's
leaders in secret order work. He
is a member of the Knights of Py
thias, The Masons, The Royal Arch
Masons, Commandery, Junior Ordei
and Woodmen. He was a member of
the Red Men and Odd Fellows until
Mr. Biggerstai I has been a mem
ber of the Knights of Pythias for
about twenty-seven years
that time he has held every office in
the lodge. He has been a Mason al-
most that long and has held practi-
cally all of the offices in the local
He has also been a member of the
Royal Arch Masons and the Com
mandery about ten years. During'
that time he has held many offices
in those two lodges.
At the present Mr. Biggerstaff is
treasurer of the Masonic Blue Lodge,
Commandery and Knights of Pythias.
W. R. VANDYKE
Passes at Home of His Daugh
ter at Spindale After a
Few Hours Illness
Mooresboro, Jan. 11.—Mr. William
Robert Vandyke, aged 71 years, died
at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
R. C. Bailey, at Spindale, Tuesday
morning at 3 o'clock, after having
been taken violently ill with acute
indigestion the evening before. He
went to Spindale on Monday for a
few days visit.
Funeral services were conducted
Wednesday at 11 o'clock from Dob
bins Baptist church, near Moores
boro, with Revs. Martin Gold, E. L.
McDaniel, and Rev. Mr. Jones in
Mr. Vandyke is survived by his
wife, four sons and three daughters,
all of Rutherford and Cleveland coun
ties; two brothers Messrs. Frank and
Lewis Vandyke and one sister Mrs.
Mr. Vandyke was a member of
the Baptist church and a substantial
citizen of his community. For some
time he had been spending his time
with the children.
REV. G. R. GILLESPIE TO
ASSIST NEAR EAST RELIEF
The home mission committee of
| Kings Mountain Presbytery, with
; headquarters in Foi'est City, has loan
ed to the Near East Relief organiza
tion the services of their superin
. tendent, Rev. G. R. Gillespie, to
conduct a financial campaign for
| thirty days in Gaston, county, in the
' interest of the 35,000 orphans of
i the World War who are still wards
of this American philanthropic organ
ization. The campaign will begin
January 15 and close February 12,
with a union meeting of Gastonia
churches arranged Monday by the
. City Ministers Association and Mr.
| Bryan McMahon, 85 years old,
' of Dublin, has dug his own grave,
put up a headstone and made his
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
THE FOREST CITY
Gross Loss is Approximately
$5,000- Mr. Duncan Will
Rebuild Hatchery Soon
The Forest City Hatchery, located
at West End, Forest City, and op
erated by Mr. Paul Duncan, was de
stroyed by tire Friday morninp* at
one o'clock, caifsing- a loss ot' ap
The building. equipment consisting
of brooder, incubator, etc., large
amount ot feed, six thousand eggs
and one thousand baby chicks was
burned, also the records of the Ruth
erford County Poultry Association, of
which Mr. Duncan is secretary, office
equipment and office supplies.
The fire originated within the
building and was possibly caused by
a defective wire or started in the
brooder. Mr. Frank Freeman, of
Forest City, noticed the fire and he
and Chief of Police Price went to
the scene of the fire with the fire
tiuck, but the flames had gainer
such headway that they could do
The equipment, poultry supplier
and feed was valued at about $3,000.
Hie supplies were owned by the
Rutherford County Poultry Associa-
tion. Insurance to the amount of sl,-
S i ;"j was carried on the hatching ant:
brooding machines. The building was
owned by Mrs. Trout, mother-in-law
oi Mr. Duncan, and no insurance was
Mr. Duncan has been heavily hit
in this disaster, but states that he
expects to rebuild soon. Immediately
aiter the fire he got in touch with
the manufacturers in regard to ship
ping new machinery. As soon as this
arrives he will again reopen the*
hatchery. He hopes to secure a build
ing located closer in town.
The burning: ol the hatchery is a
distinct loss to the poultry industry
of Rutherford county, but not as
great as if Mr. Duncan did not in
tend to rebuild.
The Forest City Hatchery was op
ened for business March 15, 192?"
with a 10,000 egg incubator. Its suc
cess has been phenomenal. The in
cubator ran steady for the first four
months last season and has been run
ning continuously every day of this
season. There is a great demand for
a hatchery in this section. Poultry
production in this section doubled
within the two years before the
hatchery opened. Mr. Duncan began
at the auspicious moment and his
hatches averaged over seventy per
A disabled World War veteran who
gave his best to his country, Mr.
Duncan, in face of great odds, has
conquered his disabilities and made
good in his chosen profession. On
being discharged from service at the
close of the war he spent sometime
in a government hospital. Following
this he entered the North Carolina
State College and studied poultry
work. He made such record there
that he was soon transferred to the
Mountain Branch Experiment Sta
tion at Swannanoa and put in charge
of the poultry department there. His
duties there were terminated when
he was again forced to enter a gov
ernment hospital for treatment. His
next work was with a commercial
poultry hatchery in Miami, Fla., and
then to Forest City, where the Forest
City Hatchery was opened.
Mr. Duncan is possibly one of the
best chicken experts in North Car
olina. His work in Rutherford Coun
ty is just now being realized and ap
preciated, and all are delighted to
know that Mr. Duncan intends to re
build the hatchery and carry forward
his good work.
MRS. ADAM STREET DEAD
Mrs. Adam Street, aged 73 years,
died at her home here Sunday at
2 o'clock, after being helpless with
illness for more than a year.
Funeral services were held Mon
day at the Florence Baptist church,
with her pastor, Rev. W. L. Eppley
in charge. Interment was in Cool
She is survived by three sons, A.
A. Street, R. F. Street, and D. Y.
Street, all of Forest City, one daugh
ter, Mrs. Ida Hardin, of Marion.
Mrs. Street had been a member of
the Baptist church fifty-five years.
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To Rebuild Soon