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VOL. X—No. 23
WILL ERECT CURB
ON MARCH 21
Kiwanians, Agricultural Stu
dents. Farmers to Hold Old-
Forest City is to have an old fash
ioned "working" on Wednesday,
1 March 21. The Kiwanis Club, the
farmers and the agriculture students
from Cool Springs High school are
coing to build the curb market build
ing on that day. All the features of
a real old neighborly "house raising"
will be observed. The farm women
are going to bring dinner and spread
it in the Kiwanis Hall. The Ki-
wan is Club is arranging to have the
lumber and supplies then each mem
ber is planning to his time.
With this number, the farmers, and
the agriculture students, the building
should be completed by "sun down."
The plans for the working are a
natural result of the fine spirit of
neighboring friendliness which was
at the Farmers Night on
March 5. Several of the out of
wwn visitors said that the spirit of
co-operation between farmers and
business men displayed at that meet
ing was unequaled in their exper
ience. The Board of Directors and
the curb market committee of the
Kiwanis Club are confident that the
market will prove a success from the
first because of the enthusiasm with
which it is beginning.
The building is to be fifty feet
1 nj-v and twenty-four feet wide. It
will have three rows of tables which
will provide ample room for the dis-
Iplay of vegetables and other farm
supplies. First curb market day
will be Saturday, March 24 and the
opening will be a red letter event to
1 the farmers, their wives and to For
est City housekeepers.
•WAYSIDE GANG " IS
Forest City has the honor of org
anizing the first wayside gang Tues
day night the local members of the
2-ang got together in the Kiwanis
Hall and organized.
[ "Tim" was elected president, "Old
is vice-president, "Damfino" is
Secretary-treasurer, "Mollis" is the
Historian and "Buck Shot" is chair
man of the program committee with
• Mosquito," "Jakie" and "Old Sol"
■jJs his assistants.
"Mayor Will Rogers II," was
elected temporary chairman and
called the meeting to order. The
above officers were elected and fol
lowd with a round table discussion of
the future work of the Gang. The
L\ext meeting was decided on and it
will be held in the Kiwanis Hall
Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 p. m.
All the members were full of pep
and rarin' to go and the future of
gang looks very bright at the
. present time.
Mr. Harold C. Brown, of Charlotte,
who is chief of the Ways'ide Gang
Throughout the world, was unable to
attend on account of having the date
mixed up with another.
Members who attended the meet
ing are: Damifno, Mollie, Hot Dog,
Tim, Rezo, Carolyn, Flossy, Dixie
(formerly Bubbles), Red Lips,
Jackie, Radio Frequency, , Kippy,
Buck Shot, Cinderella, Mosquito,
Polly Anna, Pat, Ale Sol and Mayor
Will Rogers, 11.
Gangsters Nutty, Dippy and
Elondie were absent from the meet
ing. These members are requested
to get in touch with the secretary at
the Building and Loan office.
TAKEN TO HOSPITAL
Little Miss Frances Rose who has
been confined t 0 her bed for sev
eral weeks was taken to the hos
pital in Chlarlotte last Thursday. She
was placed in a plaster cast where
she will stay for some weeks before
undergoing an operation on her
right limb which was injured from a
fall before Christmas. She has been
a patient little sufferer and we hope
her little friends here will cheer her
by writing to her while she is in
Charlotte. Address Frances Rose,
Charlotte Sanitarium, Charlotte, N.
Call and see our nice new line of
Vaby caps. We have just the thing
to please you. Mrs. E. E. McCurry.
FOREST CITY COURIER
CAUSES DEATH OF
MRS. W.W. GRAYSON
Widely Known Woman of
Spindale Succumbs at
Spindale, March 14.—Mrs. W. W.
Grayson died at the Rutherford hos
pital Sunday night of blood poison
ing. Funeral services were held
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
Spindale Baptist church. Interment in
Huntley family cemetery near Oak
land. Her pastor, Rev. W. W. Rim
mer, was in charge of the funeral,
assisted by Dr. W. A. Ayers and
Rev. M. M. Huntley.
Mrs. Grayson's death was caused
from blood poisoning which develop
ed from a small sore on the nose.
A few days ago she found a small
pimple on her nose, and on opening
it, it became infected and developed
blood -poisoning. She was re
moved to the hospital where her con
dition became worse until death
claimed her Sunday evening.
She is survived by her husband,
Mr. W. W. Grayson, four sons,
George, Frank, Walter and John. Her
mother, Mrs. Litha Young, survives
her and lives yet at the old Huntley
bomeplace near Spindale. Two sis
ters survive, Mrs. Robert Hollifield,
of Forest City and Mrs. Clay Han-ill,
of Spindale, also three brothers, Mr.
John Huntley, of Spindale, connect
ed with the Standard Oil Company,
Grover Huntley, of New Mexico and
S. F. Huntley, of Spokane, Wash
ington. • One brother, Robert Hunt
ley, was killed in service during the
Mrs. Grayson was a member of
the Spindale Baptist church and took
an active part in the work of the
church. A large number of rela
tives and friends were present for
the services Tuesday afternoon.
MT PLEASANT NEWS
Forest City, R-2, March 13.
Rev. M. L. Buchannon filled his regu
lar appointment here Sunday.
Mr. Carvas Hamrick and family
spent Sunday with Mr. J. A. Beeler.
Miss Mallie Matheny spent Sun
day with Miss Pauline Kennedy.
Mr. Barney Davidson, of Cliffside,
visited Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Price.
Miss Inez Waters spent the week
end with home folks.
Mr. J. P. Randall and family, of
Caroleen, spent Sunday with Mrs. T.
Mr. and Mrs. Landrum Hunt and
family spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. A. W. Matheny.
Mrs. Wayne Sayre is visiting her
sister, Mrs. 0. C. Holland.
Miss Beatrice Summers spent Sun
day with Miss Lucille Toms.
Mr. Tom Matheny and family
visited Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Padgett
at Alexander Sunday.
Miss Flora Matheny, of Limestone
College, Gaffney, spent the week
end with home folks.
The Workers Council met last
Wednesday night at the home of the
superintendent, Mr. V. R. Price. A
large crowd was present. The next
meeting will be held April 4, at
Mr. J. W. Matheny's.
The Whippet reader in The Cour
ier last week should have been mark
ed "Advertisement," but this was
overlooked in the hurry of the print
ers in going to press. The correc
tion is made in order that the public
may understand that the statements
made were not by this paper, but by
the company advertising the Whip
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Moore are re
ceiving congratulations over the ar
rival of a little girl baby, born Fri
day, March 9th.
We now have in a lot of new mid
summer hats, and to appreciate the
values, you will have to see them.
Come in and let us show you the
very latest styles. You will apprec
iate the quality and the price. Mrs.
R. F!. McCurry.
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOREST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
FOREST CITY. NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY. MARCH 15, 1928
To Address Countv Club
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DR. JOHN T. BURRUS
Dr. John T. Burrus of High Point,
president of the North Carolina Med
ical Society, will deliver the principal
address to the Rutherford County
club and the County Medical Society
in the Kiwanis Hall, Forest City, next
MRS. CROSBY ADAMS
TO APPEAR HERE
Noted Music Composer and
Pianist to Give Lecture-
Mrs. Crosby Adams, who is known
nationally as composer and teacher
of piano, will appear in a very unique
lecture-recital at the high school
auditorium next Wednesday after
noon, March 21, at 3:30 o'clock.
Although Mrs. Adams comes to
Forest City under the auspices of the
Junior Music club, music lovers and
patrons of the entire community as
well as surrounding counties should
avail themselves of such an unusual
opportunity to hear this / distinguish
It is a distinct compliment to For
est City that Mrs. Adams has promis
ed us one of her inspirational pro
grams, and her coming is anticipated
with the keenest delight, especially
among the music students, who are
well acquainted with Mrs. Adams al
ready by her beautiful compositions.
Mr. Adams, the well-known con
ductor of the Aeoline choir of Ashe
ville will accompany Mrs. Adams,
and they will be guests of Miss Kath
erine Goggins while in the city.
A small general admission fee of
25c will be charged to defray the ex
penses of this program.
HOLLY SPRINGS NEWS
Harris, R-l, March 12. —As our
pastor was away Sunday, Rev. M. D.
Blanton filled the pulpit at Holly
Springs Sunday afternoon and
preached a good sermon. We hope
to have him with us again some time.
Some of our people still have
measles, but some are getting better.
We hope they will all soon be well
Rev. W. V. Hardin who has had
smallpox is improving very much.
On last Friday Mr. Memory Mor
gan, of this section, and Miss Fraz
ier, of Cliffside, were happily mar
ried. We wish for them a long and
happy life. Mr. Morgan is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Julus Morgan, while
Mrs. Frazier is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Gordan Frazier.
Mr. Lemuel Henson was a pleas
ant visitor at Mr. Horace Green's
Tuesday, March 20th, at 1 p. m.
j Dr. Chas. O. Laughinghouse, secre
tary-treasurer of the State Board of
Health, Raleigh, will accompany Dr.
Burrus to'the county and deliver a
| short address also.
BOY SCOUT NIGHT
AT KIWANIS CLUB
Officials and Members of For
est City Troop One Give
Kiwanis night Monday drew a
splendid attendance to participate in
a Boy Scout program efficiently and
effectively carried out by Scoutmas-
ter, assistant and representative
scouts from Forest City troop 1.
Scout commissioner Gillespie head
ed the program and introduced
Scoutmaster Pars, Assistant Scout
master Stallings and the following
Scout W. B. Marks, Star Scout and
scouts Withrow, Harris and G. R.
Gillespie, Jr. Under the directions
of the leaders the boys cleverly dem
onstrated the tying of knots and
bandages in first aid to the injured.
At the conclusion of a splendid pro
gram the attendance prize was
awarded J. W. Eakes who was tiirt
first of four to tie a "bowline" knot.
Dr. W. A. Ayers was welcomed
back to the membership of the club.
Among the guests and visitors were
Z. O. Jenkins, of Cliffside; B. L.
Smith, of Rutherfordton; C. P.
Parks and Dr. W. L. Stallings, Mrs.
G. It. Gillespie, of Forest City.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
MEN TO MEET AT LAKE LURE
Lake Lure, March 12. The
Standard Oil Representatives of
North Carolina will meet at Lake
Lure on March 21 and 22 in their
first annual meeting. It is report
ed that there will be approximate Jy
forty representatives that will at
tend from all parts of the state.
Among them will be Messrs. B. B.
Byers and C. M. Byers, both former
ly of Ellenboro. Mr. C. M. Byers
is now branch manager for the
Standard Oil Company for the st*to
of North Carolina.
Ridings & Jones, popular attorneys
of this city, are being congratulated
by friends on the handsome appear
ance of their law offices. They
have offices in the Farmers Bank
Building, which, since the recent work
of decorators, are pronounced to be
among the handsomest and best
equipped in the state.
PLANS OF OLDER
NOW UNDER WAY
Dr. Ashiey Chappel to Address
Fourth Annual Conference
Here March 30.
Further plans for the Fourth An
nual Rutherford County Older Boys'
Conference were made Monday eve
ning when a meeting of the executive
committees and officers was held in
Dr. A. C. Duncan's office.
At an organization meeting held
here a few weeks ago Mayor Chas.
Flack was elected president of
the association, but owing to many
other duties he could not accept the
honor, and at Monday evening's
meeting Dr. A. C. Duncan was elect
ed president instead.
Representatives from Rutherford
ton, Spindale, Cliffside, Avondale
and Forest City were present at the
Monday evening's meeting. March 30
and 31 and April 1 have been def
initely decided upon as dates for the
The annual banquet will be held
on Friday evening, March 30, at
which time Dr. Ashley Chappell, of
Asheville, will be the principal
speaker. This banquet will be held
at the Baptist church, as well as all
other meetings of the conference,
and the banquet will be in charge
of Mrs. Roy Blanton.
Dr. Zeno Wall, of Shelby, will be
the principal speaker on Sunday af
ternoon at 3 p. m.
The various committees were ap-
pointed Monday evening, and are as
follows: Publicity, Prof. Clyde Er
win; Finance, Prof. J. W. Eaks; en
tertainment, Dr. C. R. Gillespie; ath
letic events, coach Seitz.
Other officers are Mr. B. B. Wil
son, vice-president; Prof. B. L.
Smith, secretary; G. B. Howard,
treasurer, and F. E. Hall, recording
secretary. * -
W. M. S. MEETS
The Women's Missionary Society,
of the Methodist church, held its
first quarterly meeting for this year,
Monday afternoon, March 12.
Mrs. Reid, *pi*esident of the society
presided over the meeting.
Several interesting articles from
the "Missionary Voice" were read by
different, members, together with
prayers and songs which made the
program a most inspirational one.
The reports from the different
circles were good. They showed not
only interest on the part of each
member but a willingness to work.
The time for the circle meetings
was charged from Monday until
Tuesday afternoon. .
Mrs. Bert Moore was elected as a
delegate to the annual meeting
which will be in Gastonia in April.
B. C. HORN
Beginning tomorrow, Friday ,
March 16, Horn's Cash Store will in
augurate their 31st anniversary sale.
This is an event that is annually an
ticipated with interest by people all
over the county, because they know
that when Horn's Cash Store puts on
a sale, they make it a real money
saving treat for their friends.
This store is a county institution,
built by 31 years of honest effort
and square dealing. An attractive
double-page ad, elsewhere in The
Courier, will give you an idea of the
values they offer in the sale.
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
MR. TOM SMART
All Social and Local News
Tersely Reported by Cour
Ellenboro, March 13. (Special.)
Mr. Tom Smart, age 48, died at
the home of his sister, Mrs. Ceph
Early Monday, March 12. The fu
neral and burial was at Walls
church Tuesday, March 13. He had
been a sufferer for years of Brights
disease. He had been a member of
the Baptist church for a number of
years. He was the son of Mr. and
Mrs. B. Smart. He leaves two broth
ers and one sister, Messrs. David
and Caleb »£mart and Mrs. Ceph
iarly. He was well known in the
community in which he lived. The
funeral services were in charge of
Rev. Z. A. Harrill of Ellenboro. He
was an honest and upright man. good
neighbor and a faithful member of
Miss Susan Fulghum, State Super
intendent of Elementary school*
lectured at the High school audi
torium Friday. Her talk was o/n
the requirements and standard for
an elementary school. She spent
some time to observe the different
Elementary grades, and found every
thing in fine condition. She was
well pleased with the progress and
outlook of the school. The Ellen
boro school expects to be on the Bul
letin next year as a standard elem
The Helen Keller Literary Society
gave a play at the K. P. building Fri
day night. The decorations were in
green and white, colors of the soci
ety. Interesting games and contests
were held. The special feature of the
evening was the music program.
The Home Economic Club, Miss
Nesbitt teacher, will give a banquet
at the hall this-evening to the trus
tees and teachers of the High schools.
This will be given by the grades of
the 9th and 11th grades.-
The many friends of Rev. Monroe
Bridges will regret to learn of his ill
ness. He has been in the hospital
for .several days for treatment.
Mrs. Will Griffin spent the week
end with her father, Mr. Frank
Byers, who was celebrating his 71st
birthday. She has many friends in
Misses Long, Wells and Smith
spent the week-end at their homes.
They are teachers in the High school
Miss Mary Smith attended the wed
ding of her friend Miss Landbright
and Mr. J. E. Hunter at the First
Baptist church at Landrum, S. C. A
reception followed at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Land
bright, after which they left for an
extended trip to Florida.
Misses Mildred Rogers, Myrtle Nes
bitt, and Esther Yelton were shop
: ping in Forest City Saturday eve
• Among the week-end guests at the
Piedmont House were Misses Mild
red Rogers, Esther Yelton, Myrtle
: Nesbitt and Julius Hammitt.
The B. Y. I*. Y. had a very inter
esting program Sunday night. Inter
esting talks were made by Miss Par
ker and Mr. Limrick, also Miss
Stella Padgett. The officers are
Morris Hamrick, President Bernice
Burns, secretary and Miss Cleo
Burns, Quiz Leader.
Several are expected to attend the
special meeting of the Women Mis
sionary Union to be held at the home
of Mrs. A. C. Lovelace Friday at
Henrietta. This is Ruby Anniver
sary, being the 40th year. Mrs.
Childress will have charge of the
program. A very enjoyable meeting
is expected. This will be a meeting
of all the Missionary circles of the
The ninth grade home economics
class entertained at a tea Tuesday
afternoon to the following: Mes
dames J. O. Wright, Ship Harrill,
Willie Baber, Misses Corene Baber,
Ruth Harrill, and Messrs. E. E. Har
rill, O. 0. Hamrick and R. B. Tapp.
An entertaining program was enjoy
ed after which a salad course was
served. Miss Myrtle Nesbitt is th«
efficient teacher of the class .
Mr. Washburn traveling salesman
from Conover, is stopping at th«
Piedmont House for a day or so.