Subscribe For The Courier, Only SI.OO per year in County VOL. X— No. 21 LATEST NEWS I OF SPINDALE Mr. Enos A. Sh err ill Dead— Presbyterian Revival Begins ! March 4—Other News of Interest • Spindale, Feb. 27.—Mr. Enos A. i Sherrill died at his home in Old Fort 1 Wednesday at the -age of 82 years. .Funeral services and burial were held at Canton Friday. He is sur- j vived by five children, A. J. Sherrill, : of Spindale; Henry S. Sherrill, of Greensboro; A. L. Sherrill, Old Fort; Mrs. Walter Holtzclaw and Mrs. Ed Holtzclaw, oi Canton. A large ; number of grandchildren and great ' grandchildren also survive. A revival meeting will begin ai the "Spindale Presbyterian church Sun- , day Marcih 4th. Rev. A. E. Groen- j /eld, Bible teacher and evangelist, ' vvill be in'charge of the services. His j subject during the first week will be j 4 discussion of the book of Romans, j Dr. V. 0. Marshall soloist and singer, j '/ill have charge of the singing. Seng service will begin each evening at 7:30 o'clock This meeting is inter denominational in character, and all I ;tre invited to attend. Prayer meet- | vngs are being held in various homes j jn town this week in interest c»f the services. i Announcement was made last week j jf the wedding of Miss Ethel Pilgrim ind Mr. Columbus Robertson, both i jf this place, which occurred in Spartanburg last December. Both parties are from well-known families | of this county and have the best wishes of their many friends. Two automobile wrecks occurred here Satui*day afternoon, 'which re sulted in much damage but the par ties involved escaped •with slight in juries. The first wreck occurred shortly afternoon at the crossing in front of Dr. Hunt's residence, when a two-ton truck, belonging to the Thomas Howard Wholesale Grocery Company, of Spartanburg, struck a Chrevolet touring car, driven by Mr. Russell Morgan, and almost demolish ed it. Mr. Morgan received several painful injuries, however they are not expected to prove serious. A Buick coach, driven by Judge James Webb, of Shelby, was dam aged, and a Nash car, driven by Mr. J. O. Williams, superintendent of the Spencer mills, also damaged when they wrecked near ETlis' store late Saturday evening- Mr. Luther Sherrill, accompanied by Misses Hazel Buff and Sudie Morgan, spent Sunday rn Shelby. Miss Julia Morris, te&ieiher ;at Gar den City, and Miss Ethel Morris, of Spruce Pine, spent the week-end here with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Morris. Mrs. W. R. McDonald, -teacher at Valdese, spent the week-end here with her husband, Dr. W. It. Mc- Donald. Mr. J. W. Keller and family spent Sunday in Shelby visiting friends and relatives. Mr. Frank Setzer, who recently un derwent an operation for appendi citis at the Rutherford hospital, is now at home. Miss Vernelle Baker, of Gaffney, is spending this week here with her •Cttu>in, Mrs. Clarence Griffin aiwii Mr. Griffin. SMITHS' GROVE Forest City, R-3, Feb. 27. Mr. Dewey Carpenter was a visitor sit Smith 'Grove Sunday school last Sunday. Messrs. Grady Bridges, Forest Fortenberry, and Paul Crowder were the dinner guests and Mrs. W. L. Crowder Sunday. Miss Pauline Bridges spent Sun day afternoon with Miss Ruby day afternoon with Miss Ruby Humphries. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Crowder and children were the dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fort enberry's Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Roland Smith spent Sunday afternon with Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Carpenter at Spindale. Misses Lucy and Vonnie Crowder spent the week-end with Miss Gladys Fortenberry. Mr. and Mrs. Roland Smith were the dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. \j. Newton's Sunday. Messrs, PauJ Crowder and Forest FOREST CITY COURIER America's Richest Girl : t : : : :;:*-:;::::::>>%:>S: : : : : : : : wiifliE^^^^i^flEfiifi®0'^&: : : : : :: - : ( * # # //, , ( \V»*«J»**v ,, .* , .*.v.J.y :3: • Miss Doris Duke, 15, daughter of the late James B. Duke, tobacco financier, who was just awarded by ; the Supreme Court a $1,600,000 I Fifth Avenue House filled with the | richest furnishings, a private rail- I road car bearing her name, four I automobiles, a collection of rare tapestries, and other luxuries worth j a fair sized fortune. She is the j richest girl of her age ir» America. MRS. MARY MORRIS WED THURSDAY Funeral Services for Aged Spindale Woman Held in Polk County Friday. Spindale, Feb, 27.—Mrs. Mary E. Morris, svged 73 years, died here at the home of her son, Mr. B. F. Mo rris Thursday. She has been ill sometime, and death resulted from leakage of the heart. Funeral services were held at Mill Creek Baptist church, in Poik coun ty, Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with Revs. Mr.. 'West, Rev. W. M. Reid, and Bev.. 'G. A. Brascomb in charge. The chuiieh was filled to capacity with friends of the deceased, who came to pay their last tribute to her noble life. The floral offerings was profuse and beautiful. Mrs. Morris is survived by six chil dren, as follows-; W. 'O. Morris, Spindale; Mrs. Emma Shehan, Gaff nev: B, F. Morris, Spindale; James A. Morris, Chase 'City, Va.; J. M. Morris, Spindale .Mrs. Ada Wal drop, Spindale. "Her husband pre ceded her to the grave twenty-seven years ags. :She is also survived by twenty-three grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. She was a consistent member of the , church, a good neighbor and friend. "LINDY FLIES THE AIR "MAIL AGAIN" Mr. A. R. Beam, local C. C. & O. Railway agent, received a letter last week from St. Louis, Mo., which was brought to him partly by the.* intrepid ilier, Lindbergh. The envelope bears the regulation insigna of the air mail, a red, white and blue paper sticker, marked "via air mail." The left end has a blue sticker on which is pictured Lindbergh, his plane and the words, "Lindy carried this let ter from me to you." A horseshoe stamped in the lower right hand cor ner has the wording, "Lindbergh again flies the air mail."' It was Mr. Beam's good fortune re cently to see this great flier. He was in St. Louis when Lindbergh stopped there on his return from South America. Tibe question is asked, as to how long 21 person can live without fw^ci? The kids of Forest City on returmg from school, will say that they eat."'t live untJ'J .supper time unless they gwt some at once. It is complained that people do ; not make calls as often as they ought to, but anyway the slow debt payers are called on frequently. The American people can't tell when a law is unconstitutional, but they know when a boxer violates the fighting rules. Fortenberry spent several days last 1 week in Cleveland, j Miss Pinkie Fortenberry spent the week-end with Miss Ruth Crowder. B. Y. P. U. every Sunday night at G :30 o'clock at Smith Grove. Come and bring your friends with you. PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOREST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY FOREST CITY. NORTH CAROLINA MARCH 1, 1928 D. H. GRIFFIN DIES OF BROKEN NECK Shelby Carpenter Succumbs to injuries Received in Car j Wreck Near Chimney Rock. | Shelby, Feb. 27.—D. H. ("Dock") | Griffin, well-known Shelby carpen ; ter, died in the Shelby hospital Wed ; nesday morning, February 22, as a , result of a broken neck received | when his car ptungeG over an em- bankment on Route 20 and threw him within a few feet of the waters Lake Lure on .Sunday night, Feb ruary 12. He remained there, help less, throughout the entire night ex- j posed to the cold, and was found ! on Monday morning by two traveling i salesmen who brought him to the ! Rutherford hospital. He was re | moved to Shelby hospital on Feb-' j ruary 18, in order that he might be j | nearer friends. Funeral services were held at his i home in Shelby on Wednesday after ? noon, and interment followed at Pat • terson Springs. | The sixth vertebrae in his neck was broken and his body was completely j paralyzed from his shoulders down, ' j Most of the time he was conscious, i but lapsed into unconsciousness Tuesday night when he developed a temperature of 108. Before he died 11 he told friends that he was driving | alone and probably faster than he ! should have driven. Mr. Griffin was a native of Ruth erford county where he was bora 52 years agx>, one of a family of 17 chil dren. He is survived by his wife and two children. Also surviving are two brothers Thomas Griffin, of | Kansas City Mo.; Ambrose Griffin, i of Spartanburg, S. C., and six sisters j Mrs. W. H. Hayes, California; Mrs. ; M. P, Ramsey, of Lattimore; Mrs. J. i H. Dyer, of Sheloy; Ivirs. J. D. Sans ing, of Spindale; Mrs. W. D. Hardin, of Shelby R-2; Mrs. W. M. Rippy, of Shelby. His motner, Mrs. Tempie Griffin, -of Rutherford county is also living. The Forest 'City Music club held its regular meeting on Thursday after noon, at the home of Mrs. R. E. Bigger staff with Mesdames R. R. Howes, R. R. Blanton and Miss Ruth Mears as hostesses. The handsome home presented u gala appearance with its spacious rooms thrown en suite and decorated with flowers, hearts and candles in keeping with St. Valentine's Day. * Mrs. Howes presided over the meeting and the program was one of the most interesting the club has put on this year. Each number was rendered with the artistic finish that showed careful study and much prac tice on the part of the performers. Since the first month of the club year, in October, each program has been devoted to the study of opera, and the story and selections from 'Lohengrin' closed the series which the program committee had planned. Mrs. A. C. McDaniel read the story of "Lohengrin or the Romance of the Swan Knight," as it is some times called. It is a thrilling story and Mrs* McDaniel read it in such a way as to completely hold the atten tion of the listners. At intervals during the reading of the story, the following selections were rendered: Piano duet, preiude to net 1 Mesdames J. S. Rudisill and W. B Hamriek. ' Piano solo, Elsie's Dream, Mrs. Hague Padgett. Piano solo, "The Swan Song."" from Lohengrin, by Miss Ruth Meares. Piano Duet, introduction to Act —Bridal 'chorus and march, Mes dames Rudisill and. Hamriek. Chorus, Mesdames Weather s , Camp, Robei*tson, Blanton, Gaines, Biggerstaff and Ware. Piano Solo, Fantasia, Mrs. 11. 11. Howes. At the conclusion of the program delicious refreshments consisting chicken salad in heart shaped pattie shells, sandwiches, cheese puffs. ' tie cakes decorated with a tiny heart and coffee were served. Misses Rob bie Biggerstaff, and Mesdames Blan ton Biggerstaff and Spurgeon Moss assisted the hostesses in serving. Other guests beside the regular club members present were: Mesdames B. B. Doggett, G. P. Reid, C. H. MUSIC CLUB MEETS B.Y.F.U. ORGANIZED AT SANDY LEVEL Progressive B. Y. P. U. of For est City Sponsors Organi zation. The Progressive B. Y. P. U. of the First Baptist church visited the Sandy Level Baptist church, near Sunshine, last Sunday afternoon and after giving a program, assisted the young people present in organiz ing a B. Y. P. U. The program, which was given in the same manner their weekly meet ings are held, was presided over by the president, Mr. E. H. Freeman and was opened with a snort song serv ice, led by Dr. W. L. Stallings. Miss Viola Randall then led in prayer, after which the president explained the purpose of their visit, saying that , if those present would go right to j work they would make a success out ' of their union. Miss Viola Randall, Bible Reader's Leader, then took charge, and after explaining what a B. Y. P. U. is, its purposes, etc.. she conducted an interesting Bible drill. Miss Sue Collins, Group Leader of Group 1, had charge of the program, the subject of which, was "What Kind of a Being is Man?" Others having parts on the program were Miss Miriam Green, Miss Ruth Mears and the president, Mr. Freeman. At the conclusion of the program a quartet composed of Messrs. Matheny, Womble, Freeman and Stallings rendered some special music. An election of officers for the new union was then held, a president, secretary-treasurer, Bible reader's leader and two group leaders being elected. After another song by the quartet, the meeting was closed, Dr. Stallings pronouncing the benediction. CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL NEWS NOTES Spindale, Feb. 27. The junior class of Rutherfordton-Spindale high school entertained the senior class at a 'kid party' Friday evening. Games were played in the gymnasium. Re freshments consisting of pop-corn balls, all day suckers, ice cream cakes and mints were served to about sixty members of the classes. The seniors of Central High ob served 'senior week' from the twen tieth to the twenty-fourth of F'' ruary. On Wednesday morning all the seniors sat on the stage. Friday was stunt morning Jn which an tion play of Lord Lochinvar was given. Those taking part in the play were Hazel Waldrop, D oris Keeter, Gladys Griffin, Lucy Tate, Vera and Dorcas Callahan, Alma Cassady, Km ma Koon, Elizabeth Walker. LITTLEJOHN—LYNCH WEDDING Rutherfordton, Feb. 27. An nouncement was made here Satur day of the wedding of Miss Nellie Lynch, youngest daughter of Mrs. L. W. Lynch, to Mr. 1). 1). Little john, of Maryville, Tenn., which oc curred in Shelby on February 18. Rev. Zeno Wall performed the cere mony. Mrs. Littlejohn was a senior in Central High school and would have graduated this term. Mr. Littlejohn is a traveling salesman for a prom inent firm. Lajos Biro, who wrote "Hotel Im perial" for Paramount, has returned to Hollywood after a vacation in Europe and is at work on a new story. Clarence Padger, who has been di recting exclusively for Bebe Daniels during the past year, will direct Clara Bow's next Paramount picture, "Red Hair," written by Elinor Glyn. Miss "Kat" Wilson, of Charlotte, spent the week-end here visiting Miss Louise Rose. Verner, John McMurray, Charles Hemphill, W. P. Hall, Grover Mc- Daniel, Fred Webb, A. C. Duncan, Wilkie Mears, A. C.'Finch, F. R. Wil kins, Chas. Ford, W. A. Brown, Spurgeon Moss, Misses Elizabeth Wil kie, Ottilee Long, Robbie Bigger staff. Farm Boys and Girls wL ' ySkJ toMM k-21' ';!||^^;: &j& Senator Arthur Capper who has just introduced a bill which fur nishes what he calls a "practical program for the advancement of agriculture." It asks for Federal aid to extend the agricultural education of boy« and girls on the farms. HENDERSONVILLE LOSES TO SPINDALE Mountain City Quint Drops Cage Contest by a Score of 35-34. Spindale, Feb. 27. —The almost in vincible Hendersonvnle Athletic Club tasted defeat for the third time this season when the Spindale cagers won over them here Satur day evening by a ,'55-34 score. Hend ersonville, previous to this game, had lost only to the Knoxville, Tenn., Y and the Lyman Mills club this sea son. During the first quarter Spindale scored along with the visitors, but in the second quarter they were trailing behind, while the third quar ter found the score 30-18 in favor of Hendersonville. A whirlwind attack, led by Berry in the final quarter resulted in the scoring of six field goals in quick succession. With only one minute to play the score was 33-34, and Spin dale tossed a lucky basket, to give them a margin of one point. A foul called on Spindale as the last whistle blown afforded the visi tors a chance to t:e the score had they made good the free throw. The line-up follows: Spindale (35) Pos. Hcnd'sville (34) Berry (18) R.F. Laughter (2) Grose (3) L.F. Williams (3) Sherrill (4 . Rhodes (22) Williams (1) R.G. i)ixon Bullinton (2) T G. Orr (4) Subs: Spindale, Yelton (5) for Sherrill; Walker (2) for Bulling ton; Bullington for Williams. Green for Laughter. Referee Seitz SHILOH NEWS Mrs. Mary Snyder Critically III—Mr Mathis Breahs Arm Addition Built to Shiloh Locals. Rutherfordton, R-l, Feb. 27. Mrs. Mary Snyder, who has been sick for some time, is very low now, we are sorry to note Miss Lillian Ruppe was operated on for appendicitis last week at the Rutherford hospital. Miss Estolle Jones and Mr. George .Jones have been very sick with measles for several days. Mr. and Mrs. John Smith spent. Sunday night in Alexander with their son, Mr. Wade Smith and Mrs. Smith Rev. and Mrs. Rimmer, of Spin dale, spent Tuesday with Rev. and Mrs. B. M. Ilamrick. Mr. and Mrs. Gilford Ledbettei spent Sunday afternoon at Mr. P.. M. Jones Mr. Lionel Smith, of Boiling Springs school, and Mr. Henry Smith and family, of Avondale, visited their parents Sunday. Shiloh church has been recovered and two Sunday school rooms have been built which will be occupied by the young men and young ladies classes. Mrs. Fanny Jones, of Inman, S. C., has been spending some time with her sister, Mrs. M. E. Ruppe. Section Two 8 PAGES SI.OO Per Year in Advance AL SMITH NOT FIT FOR PRESIDENT Dr. W. A. Ayers Scores Smith's Catholicism in Sermon Sun day Evening. At the First Baptist church on last Sunday night, Dr. Ayers preached on subject "What Kind of A Man Ought an Officer of the Law to be." Va rious passages were read from the scriptures bearing on the subject of the officers of the law, their quali fications and the carrying out of th« laws. An officer of the law should be no respecter of person, but should treat all alike, rich or poor, in fluential or the most insignificant, all alike. He should be a Christian man. An officer of the law is one of Cod's instruments in carrying out his pur poses and plans, as much as min ister. The state and the laws are both ordained of Cod, and as an of ' ficer is appointed to carry out these laws you can see he is one of Cod's agents. He should be a fearless man, one who enforces the law, no matter the consequences or who it affects or allows self interest, public opinion, politics or anything else to j influence him in the carrying out of i the law. He should not be blind (not physical blindness) but should have his eyes open to any and all viola tors of the law. He should be just as strict in the enforcement of the law whether on people living in fine homes on Main street or people liv ing in the back alleys. An officer of the law should believe in the laws he is sworn to enforce. He cannot make a good officer if he believes in a half-hearted way. The President of the United States is the chief magis trate and he should see that all the (laws are carried out. He is sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution oi the United States- The manner of his having the laws enforced will influence all the offi cers beneath him down to the town- I ship constable. Dr. Ayers showed that we all were to some extent of ! ficers of the law and that we should | support and encourage our officers in carrying out the law. Near the conclusion of the ser mon he touched on the candidacy of Governor A 1 Smith, for the presi dency. He showed he was unfit to be president on account his objec tion and not believing in the 18th amendment, which is a part of the Constitution 01 the United States. Governor Smith's record was noted in 21 instances where prohibition was involved, and his vote was in each instance given against prohibition. He was quoted as being against our public school system. Finally va rious extracts from different Catho lic authorities hearing on the school system, the infallibility of the Pope, his right of control in all civil mat ters, their claim to be the only and true church, the only church which has a right to perform a marriage ceremony, ;ill others married out of k Catholic church living in adultery were read The night services are growing; in interest. On next Sunday night a male quartet will sing. Public gen erally invited to all these services. SULPHUR SPRINGS Forest City, R-l, Feb. 27. —Rev. A. G. Melton filled his appointment at Sulphur Springs Sunday morning. The crowd attending Sunday school and preaching was small Sunday on account of sickness in the communi ty. Several are sick with measles in this section. Those visiting Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Bland, Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Anderson and son, of Char lotte; Mr. and Mrs. Alton Home, ot Forest City; Mr. Thomas Harris and sons, of Alexander; Mrs. M. Splawn and son. of Cliffside, and Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Wall, Messrs. R. W. Eaves and Baxter Wells. Mr. Bland is still on the sick list, we regret to note. Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Bobbins and family, of Cherokee Falls, visited relatives in this section, Sunday af tei noon. We regret to note tnat Mrs. Lester Hopper is on the sick list. We hope for her a speedy recovery. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Hopper spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Bland.