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VOL. X—No. 24
IS PATENTED BY
I. B. COVINGTON
s Former Forest City Man
Patents Machine For
, Dyeing Roving.
Wadesboro, March 19.—-I. B. Cov
ington, superintendent of the Wade
Mill here received a patent recently
for a dyeing apparatus on which he
kas been working for over two years.
H is an appliance which dyes roving
instead of yarn and the only ma
lihine ever gotten out which does
w-.kis kind of work. It reduces J
'of dyeing and will be a great
l»elp to the textile industry.
Mr. Covington formerly lived in
City whertf be is well known.
He was superintendent of the Flor
ence Mills for several years.
(Special to The Courier).
Caroleen, March 21.—One of the
most interesting and inspirational
meetings of the W. M. U. was held at
The home of Mrs. A. C. Lovelace's
last Friday evening, occasion was the
observance of the Ruby anniversary
of the Baptist Women's Missionary
Union. Such meetings are being
hi Id throughout the, organizations of
the Southern Baptist conventions. A
most appropriate and inspiring pro
gram was planned by Mrs. R. N.
Childress and carried out in her usual
splendid manner. Two large wall
posters were arranged by Mrs. Chil
arJlfes showing the goal of the W. M.
U and a large red hand painted torch,
signifying the light sent throughout
the world b ythe W. M. U. Each
member was presented a red heart
which bore this message, "Open Your
Heart Loyally to the Ruby anniver
sary and on the other side was writ
ten the aim of the Ruby anniversary
which is as follows, 40 per cent in
crease over present number organi
zatf&OTiby close of year 1928; 33,000
orgßiii|ktions by close of year 1928 is
th£- 40,000 new members in
existing oganizations \ four million
dollars to be total of all W. M. U.
gifts .during year 1928. Little leaf
lets, fied with red ribbon were also
presented which told a wonderful
SB>ry."The Woman Who Gave Her
The W. M. U. Hymn for the year,
"Jesus Calls Us," was sang followed
by the devotional reading by Mrs.
H. Holland. Mrs. Chas. McCurry
of Gliffside gave the history of the
W. M. U. for the past 40 years which
was very interesting and showed the
wonderful growth and good of the
unadM Mrs. Byron Hamrick read a
entitled "Rubies" describing
and origin of this precious
*tone. Mrs. Oscar Lynch also read
» l»iece, "Pray Ye," while Mrs. S. H.
Holland gave a fine reading on
Greetings from the va
rims states, of the Ruby anniversary
were read: Miss Amanda Head, gave
N. C.; Mrs. M. A. Higgins, Alabama;
Xr4. U. K. Allen, Virginia, and Miss
Mafgaret Lynch, Tennessee. Mrs. B.
>M. Melton gave a fine talk, "To You
From Falling Hands." After a clos-
ing prayer a social hour was enjoyed
at. which time Mrs. Lovelace served
, cherry jello witH whipped cream,
and hot coffee. Those
affsnding were Mesdames. R. N. Chil
dress, H. R. Holland, U. K. Allen, Ur
cilla Lynch, Waldo Lynch, S. H.
Holland, Bruner Beam, Margaret
Haney, Mario Hawkins, B. T. Haw
kins, Dave Lynch, B. M. Melton, Sam
Melton, Byron A. Hamrick, Jim Ear
ley, Mrs. Luther Campbell and Mrs.
Chas. McCurry of Cliffside; Misses
Amanda Head, Mi.nnie Harrill, Marg
aret Lynch and Mrs. Oscar Lynch.
Announcement was also made of
meeting next Friday
afternoon at 3:00 o'clock at Avon
dale Baptist church.
Mis? Ruth Lynch, returned
week to Asheville Normal, after a
two weeks stay here, observing in
the schools. She is a member of the
graduating class there this year.
Mr. Jim Earley, who is working
in Spartanburg, is spending a few
days at home with his family.
Mr. Mary Hamrick, has returned
FOREST CITY COURIER
PROF. C. A. ERWIN TO
ADDRESS STATE BOARD
Prof. Clyde A. Erwin, superinten
dent of public instruction, left Wed
nesday for Raleigh where he is at
tending a meeting of the State
Board of Education. Mr. Erwin is
on program snd will address the
meeting on "Economy and Transpor
tation," using Rutherford county
school board's system or centralized
purchasing and economical transpor
tation system as examples.
MR. T. L GROSE
Gunshot Wound Received Accident
ally Several Years Ago Re
sults in Death.
Mr. T. L. Grose, aged 39 years,
died at his home near Midway Satur
day evening about 6:15 p. m. Fu
neral services were held Monday af
ternoon at two o'clock at Pleasant
Grove Methodist church with Rev. J.
B. Tabor and Rev. R. T. Baker in
Mr. Grose lost an eye several years
ago by an accidential discharge of a
gun while hunting. For sometime he
had been complaining of a severe
headache. Death came suddenly Sat
urday afternoon, and doctors pro
nounced the cause as complications
of the brain, due to his former injury.
He is survived by his wife, who is a
'laughter of Mr. H. C. Carson, of
near Bostic, two brothers, Messrs.
Olin Grose, of Forest City R-2, and
Lee Grose, of Eufaula, Ala., survive
also three sisters and his mother.
For sometime he had been employ
ed in the cloth room of the Florence
The church was filled to capacity
for the funeral services Monday af
ternoon. A large and beautiful
floral offering attested to the high
esteem in which he was held in the
The pall bearers were Messrs.
Dewey Long, Wilbur Mcßrayer, Lee
Grose, Olin Grose, Chalmers Grose
and Walter Daniel.
Beautiful salad bowls, special, 15c
and 25c each. Stahl's Ten Cent Store.
home from the Rutherford hospital,
after undergoing an operaton for
Mr. Clinton High, of Durham, N.
C., spent a few days htre last week
visiting his sister, Miss Berta Lee
High, and other friends.
Mrs. T. C. Smith, Mrs. Gerard Lip
scomb, Misses Margaret and Ruth
Walker, of Rutherfordton and Miss
Ada Smith spent Tuesday in Char
Mrs. Rosie Lamar, of Spartanburg,
S. C., spent the week-end here visit
ing Mr. and Mrs. Bruner Beam.
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Dedmond and
Miss Cox, of Columbus, spent Tues
day here visiting at the home of Mr
and Mrs. John Hamrick and other
Miss Mary Lynch and friend, Miss
Ada Phillips, who teaches school at
Mills Springs, spent the week-end
here, visiting Mr. and Mrs. D. B.
Mr. L. B. Robbins, who has been
manager of the Cherokee Mills Store,
at Cherokee Falls, S. C., since leaving
Caroleen, purchased the store,
stock of goods, and house of Mr. D.
F. Beachboard. Mrs. Robbins will
not take charge until the first of
April. Mr. Beachwood will continue
the mercantile business in Forest
City. Mr. Robbins moved his family
back to his home here last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Tmmerman, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Edwards and Mrs.
F. O. Hands spent Tuesday in Ashe
ville, N. C.
A training school is being held this
week at the Baptist church here, sev
eral different courses being given,
from Sunday school Manual and B.
Y. P. U. Manual. The various clas
ses are being taught by Rev. and
Mrs. R. N. Childress, Rev Crawford
Lynch and others The classes are
being well attended. Lunch is being
served in the [dining lfall of the
church each evening for those pres
The baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Hamp Jolley, has been very seriously
ill with pneumonia, but is some bet
ter, we are glad to learn.
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOREST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
FOREST CITY. NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 1928
Cliffside and Ellenboro Stu
dents Win Silver Loving
Cups in Contest.
The Rutherford County High
School Readers and Declaimers' Con
test was held here Tuesday evening
in the Cool Springs high school audi
torium. A total of nineteen students,
ten girls and nine boys, took part,
representing the high schools of
Rutherford county. These contest
ants were selected in a series of pre
liminary contests in which more than
125 students took part.
The winners Tuesday evening
were Miss Maude Wright, of the El
lenboro High school, who gave a neg
ro dialect reading "High Culture in
Dixie." Butler Pruettt, of Cliffside
High school, won the Declaimers' Cup
with his declamation "Heroism and
During the contest musical selec
tions were given by the Cool Springs
Musical Club, Cliffside High school
quartette, and a chorus by students
from South Mountain Industrial In
stitute, and a solo by a young lady
Prof. Clyde A. Erwin presided.
The cups were awarded to the win
ners by Mr. Erwin and Mr. R. E.
Price. The silver loving cup 'loll3' ed
to the reader was given by the Coun
ty Board of Education, while R. E.
Price donated the declaimed s cup.
These cups became the property of
the school when won twice in succes
CITY HALL CONTRACT
W. H. Hand, of Belmont Successful
Bidder. Farmer* Hardware and
Robert Holmes Get Heating
The contract for the erection of
Forest City's new city hall was let
Tuesday at noon. W. H. Har.d, of
Belmont, was the successful bidder,,
;the contract for the erection of
! building going to him for $23.650.(w.
i The Farmers Hardware Company of
Forest City were awarded the con
tract for installation of the heating
system, their bid being
The plumbing will be installed by
Robert Holmes, who took the cob|T
tract for $1220.00.
Excavation work will begin within
a few days. Actual construction
work is scheduled to commence about
April 1. The contractors have 120
working days in which to complete
the project and barring extremely in
clement weather the city should see
the building completed by September
1, at the latest.
DOLLAR DAY AT
Twelve business firms of Ellen
boro will inaugurate a co-operative
dollar day for next Saturday, March
24th. It is said that never before
has Ellenboro put out such efforts in
co-operation as these wide-awake
business men and merchants have to
give an effective and money-saving
dollar day. Circulars will be distrib
uted giving full details of the dollar
day event. Our husting neighbor
city is to be congratulated upon its
enterprise and the event will not only
be a success, but will demonstrate
the effect of co-operation.
Messrs. Chas. Z. Flack and Lee
Stein have let the contract for hand
some new residences. Mr. Flack
will build on Magnolia avenue, while
Mr. Stein will build on Arlington
Gold band cups and saucers, 15c
complete. Stahl's sc, 10c and 25c
Ten pounds granulated sugar for
62c. Horn's Cash Store.
OPENS MARCH 20
Approximately 250 Dele
gates Expected ta Attend
The Fourth Annual Rutherford
County Older Boys' Conference will
be held in the Baptist church here
March 30, 31 and April 1. Indica
tions are that there will be approxi
mately 250 delegates from the va-
rious churches, schools and school
clubs over the county.
The conference will open Friday!
afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Baptist j
church, with the registration of dele
gates and the election of conference
officials. Dr. Ashley Chappell, pas
tor of Central Methodist church, of
Asheville, wiH be present Friday eve-
ning at the banquet and will deliver
the principal address of the eve
On Saturday morning the program
will consist of short talks by various
to the conference, follow
] by an address by some speaker
w hose names will be announced later.
Saturday afternoon will b e devot
ed to athletics. Coach E. Z. Seitz,
of Cool Springs high school, will have
charge of this, and the events will
be held at the Cool Springs High
A session of the conference will
be held Saturday evening, followed
by the closing session Sunday after
noon, at which time Dr. Zeno Wall,
of Shelby, will be the principal speak
WITHDRAWS FROM RACE
Due to pressing business in the
practice of law with the firm of Rid
ings & Jones in Forest City, N. C.,
I am forced to withdraw from the
race as a candidate for Recorder of
The Kiwanis club held an interest
ing meeting Monday evening. The
/speaker of the evening was R. E.
Price, welfare officer, who gave an
instructive talk on the welfare work
in the county.
C. E. Alcock and Howard Doggett
were named as delegates to the
Wednesday the Kiwanians, Prof.
D. H. Sutton and his boys and a dele
gation of farmers worked on the new
curb market building which will open
Saturday. A big dinner was served
in the hall at noon.
. Next Monday will be "Merchants'
MR. J. T. HARRIS ELECTED
TO BOARD OF EDUCATION
At a special meeting of the Ruther
ford County Board of Education,
held in Rutherfordton Wednesday,
Mr. J. T. Harris was elected as a
member of the board to succeed Mrs.
J. T. Wiseman, resigned. The board
as now constituted 1 consists of
Messrs. Plato Gettys, W. W. Na iney
and J. T. Harris.
TO MASONS ONLY—The Acacia
Mutual Life 1 Association is now rep
resented in this territory by Bro. J.
Johns, Forest City, Box 324. The
Acacia is the cheapest and the best
protection you can buy. Let Mr.
Johns explain more fully. 24-4t
His many friends are pleased to
know, that Mr. N. H. Welsh has re
turned from the hospital, and is m*:ch
Rose bushes, colieus, ferns and
geraniums, 10c each. ' Stahl's Ten
Rose bushes, colieus, ferns and
geraniums, 10c each. Stahl's Ten
B. T. JONES, Jr.
FOREST CITY BAKERY
TO OPEN SOON
The Forest City Bakery will open
within about ten days, in the building
formerly occupied by the Morris
Bakery, according to a statement
made this week. This bakery is be
ing promoted by local men. New
machinery is being installed, and the
plant is being thoroughly overhauled.
Only the best grade of bakery prod
ucts will be put on the market, and
the promoters ask that the local
people give their support to this in
'CURB MARKET TO
Rules and Regulations for Governing
Market Adopted Monday
The Forest City Curb Market will
open Saturday morning, March 24, at
8 o'clock. The building, being erect
ed by the joint labors of the Forest
City Kiwanis Club, the local farmers
and the agriculture students of Cool
Springs High school, will have forty
stalls, and a good number of farmers
have expressed their intention of be
ing at the opening with farm pro
duce. Any farmer or farm woman in
Rutherford county may sell on the
curb market, and any thing that is
grown or made on the farm may be
| sold on the market. Mrs. M. M.
! Young has been elected manager and
j the following is a tentative list of
( farm products that may be found at
?the market Saturday: Whole milk,
buttermilk, butter, whipping cream,
cottage cheese, live chickens, dressed
chickens, broilers, capons, eggs, can
ned fruit, pickles, onions, turnip
cakes, pies, candy, nuts, hams, saus
|age, liver mush, and pork.
Rules and Regulations
At a meeting of the board of di
rectors, Monday night the following
rules and regulations were adopted
for the sellers: -
> 1. Keep within the enclosure
made by the tables, so as to avoid
congestion with the customer, who
should be on the outside.
2. Do not place boxes, crates, or
produce on the outside of tables in
way of customer. Place them on the
3. Clean up around your place be
4. All sellers must be governed
by prices posted on bulletin board.
5. Pay a commission of 5 per cent
on total sales to the manager before
6. The Curb Market will open at 8 a.
m. on Tuesdays, and Saturdays, and
closes at 11:30 a. m. on Tuesdays
and at 2 p. m. on Saturdays^
7. Sellers must not use more
space than allotted. Only one space
to each family.
8. Only Rutherford county farm
ers are eligible to sell on the curb
9. Sellers must guarantee all pro
duce to be fresh.
10. Correct weights must be
given. Sellers will be required to re
fund on any error made if same is
found before purchaser leaves mar
11. Weight on scales provided by
curb market for customers shall be
12. Each seller is to register with
manager before selling each day.
13. Any violations of the above
rules forfeits right to sell on the curb
Mr. Joe Groves, prominent farmer
of Union Mills, Route 3, announces
as a candidate for county commis
sioner in this issue. Mr. Groves is
one of the best known citizens of the
upper section of the county, and if
elected will make an excellent offi
TO CORRESPONDENTS AND
A break down on our linotype Tues
day caused much loss of time,
compelling us to leave out many in
teresting letters this week. We are
under lasting obligations to our neigh
bors of the Rutherford News for val
uable help given us by Mr. Carl
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
DR. J. T. BURRUS
CLUB HERE TUESDAY
Holds Joint Meeting With
Rutherford County Medi
The March meeting of the Rutk
erford County Club was held joint
ly with the Rutherford County Medi
cal Society in the Kiwanis hall heye
-riay at 1 o'clock The dinner,
served under direction of Mrs. R. R.
Blanton, was up to expectations.
At the opening of the program
Mr. C. F. Cline reported that the
roads committee had an avdienee
with Mr. Kistlet who was very muck
in favor of completing Route 19, but
that there was insufficient funds at
Mr. Z. O. Jenkins and Dr. A. C.
Duncan spoke briefly in interest of
the Older Boys' Conference, after
which Dr. W. C. Bostic introduced
Dr. J. T. Burrus in a few well-chosen
words. Dr. Burrus, presidedt of the
State Medical Society, brought a
message of importance to the Club
and Society, on the value of he medi
cal profession to the state in gen
eral. He was followed by Dr. H. A.
Crowell, of Charlotte, former presi
dent of the North Carolina Medical
Society. He made a brief speech
and gave away to Dr. Chas. O.
Laughinghouse, secretary-treasure of
the State Board of Health of
Raleigh, who outlined the policies
of the state board.
Approximately seventy-five guests
were present, including members of
the club and of the medical profes
sion of the county. \
The people of Forest City and
Rutherfordton county who like good
acting, dancing, and singing cannot
afford to miss "Help Yourself/'
which will be presented at the High
school auditorium, Forest City, Fri
day, March 23, at 8 o'clock.
The Dramatic and Glee clubs, un
der the direction of Misses Gaines
and Wilder, are giving this play.
"Help Yourself" is a musical com
edy in three acts, writte/i by the
same author as "The Flapper Grand*
mother" and has met with equal suc
cess and enthusiasm whereever it has
Forest City, R-2, March 19.—Rev.
D. J. Hunt will be at Adaville next
Saturday night to give a lesson in
the Normal Manuel.
Mrs. 0. H. Sinclair has been sick
for the past week but is much bet
Mr. Mack Ramsey and family
spent Saturday night with his father,
Mr. James Crow is all smiles, it's
a new car.
Miss Ella Trout, of Spindale, spent
the week-end at Mr. A. C. Mores.
Mr. Gordon Yelton and family
spent the week-end at Mr. T. L. Mc-
Miss Irene Dixon spent Sunday
clairwith Miss Evzelia and Nannie
Mr. Price Henderson and family,
of Rutherfordton, visited at Mr. A.
M. Dixon's Sunday.
Mrs. Pegram has been very sick
with relapse of measles, but is im
Little Miss Myrtle and Master
James Collins have been sick, but are
You can not dress up for Easter
without a new hat to match the oth
er new things. If you want the best
selections, best values, give me a call.
Mrs. E. E. McCurry.
Rose bushes, colieus, ferns and
geraniums, 10c each. Stahl's Ten